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Bruce Tulloh

Michael Swinton "Bruce" Tulloh was an athlete and long-distance runner from England. He won the European title in the men's 5,000 metres at the 1962 European Championships in Belgrade, Yugoslavia with a winning time of 14:00.6. He was part of a national title winning team Portsmouth A. C. in cross-country and road running in the 1960s. He was famous for running barefoot in many of his races, his twin daughters were teenage running phenomena in the 1980s setting age-best marks running for their club Swindon A. C, they ran barefoot. He represented England in the 1 mile and 3 mile races at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia. Four years he competed in the 3 mile and 6 mile races at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. In 1969, Tulloh ran 2876 miles across America from Los Angeles to New York City in 64 days; this is described in his book Four Million Footsteps, published by Pelham Books and as a Mayflower paperback in 1970. He was coach to British marathon athlete Richard Nerurkar.

He taught biology at The Bulmershe School, Dr Challoner's Grammar School and Marlborough College for 20 years. He wrote a book, Running is Easy, an amateur's guide to becoming a good runner. Tulloh wrote for Runner's World. One of his most important contributions was a three-fold training programme for the ten-mile race; the first programme, provided by Tulloh, was how to get sub-80 mins on a 10M. That is 4:55/K, for 16+ K; the second program was for sub-70 mins on 10M. This entailed 4:17/K each kilometer of the 16+ kilometers which are the ten English miles. Tullloh died at his home in Marlborough on 28 April 2018, he was 82. Bruce Tulloh at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com

Gregg Mayles

Gregory Ashley "Gregg" Mayles is a British video game designer working for video game company Rare as creative director. He is one of the longest-serving members of the company, having worked there since 1989. Mayles began his career as a designer of the Battletoads series and the Donkey Kong Country series and was one of the creators of the characters Diddy Kong and King K. Rool. After his work on DKC, he came up with an idea about an action-adventure game influenced by his recent work on the series; the project was greenlit for release first on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and on the Nintendo 64. Codenamed Project Dream, the game was to be about a boy who went up on a magical adventure to a pirate island; the concept was scrapped, the hero was changed to bear based on one from Diddy Kong Racing with a backpack, with the latter winnowed by Mayles's trip to Japan. There went the critically acclaimed Banjo-Kazooie series. After the success of Banjo-Kazooie, Mayles did additional design on Donkey Kong 64, based on the concept of Mayles's project.

Mayles directed the long-awaited sequel, Banjo-Tooie, more acclaimed than its predecessor. After Banjo-Tooie, Mayles did design on Conker's Bad Fur Star Fox Adventures. Mayles directed the design of the 2003 game Grabbed by the Ghoulies, reviewed poorly by the press; the game's protagonist, resembles Mayles himself. He worked on some other projects before playing a key role in creating the game Viva Piñata, it first came to life as an idea from Tim Stamper, it resulted in a full game influenced by the Animal Crossing and Story of Seasons series. It was well received. Mayles took part in designing its sequel, Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise. In 2006, Mayles decided to come back to his roots, started a new Banjo-Kazooie project with a new feature: car building, it was announced at X06, was titled Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. The game was released in 2008. After Nuts & Bolts, Mayles did work on the Xbox 360 version of Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing and on Kinect Sports. Mayles served as the creative director for 2018's Sea of Thieves.

In 2007, Tim and Chris Stamper left Rare to "pursue other opportunities", Mark Betteridge along with Mayles replaced them as studio director and creative director, respectively. Mayles donates money for poor children, he started a "Very Purple Marathon" in April 2009. The marathon was supported by Rare itself, his younger brother is video game artist Steve Mayles, who worked at Rare from 1992 to 2014. Gregg Mayles on Twitter Gregg Mayles on MobyGames Gregg Mayles on IMDb Gregg Mayles on Giant Bomb A Very Purple Marathon's site Mayles's article at Rare Witch Project Wiki B-K: Nuts and Bolts: Q&A from Gregg Mayles. Mayles comments on Ensemble Studio's closure and Peter Moore's accusation on Rare as outdated company. Article "Building Your Own Banjo"

Paul Follen

Paul Follenius was a German-American attorney and farmer, who had founded the Gießener Auswanderungsgesellschaft. He was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, to Christoph Follenius and Rosine Follenius, his father was a judge. He was the brother of August Ludwig Follen and Charles Follen, the uncle of the biologist Karl Vogt. During his studies at the University of Gießen he became friends with Friedrich Muench and in 1825 married Muench's sister Maria. Philanthropist Gottfried Duden, a German attorney, settled on the north side of the Missouri River along Lake Creek in 1824, he was investigating the possibilities of settlement in the area by his countrymen. In 1827 he returned to Germany. There he published Bericht über eine Reise nach den westlichen Staaten Nordamerika's in 1829; the description of the free life in the US, by Duden, motivated the Protestant minister Friedrich Münch and Follenius to found the Gießener Auswanderungsgesellschaft in 1832. Both had participated in the outlawed republican and democratic movements in Germany in the wake of the French July Revolution of 1832.

As there was no immediate hope for success, they intended to establish a "new and free Germany in the great North American Republic" to serve as model for a future German republic. The Giessen Society was stillborn on its arrival in the United States in 1834. Follenius and Muench dissolved the society upon their meeting in St. Louis, it is important to note. They intended to participate in democracy as constituted in the United States, it was, after all, where THE experiment in enlightened government was playing out, they wanted to be part of it. Follenius and Muench were searching for freedom, they planned to be bilingual from the start, which shows that they did not expect to be situated apart from the rest of U. S. society. Muench would serve as a state senator in Missouri during the Civil War, his brother, would turn down nomination to the state legislature for health reasons. Paul Follenius died of disease 10 years after emigrating to the United States. In 1834 they led 500 German settlers into Missouri.

They soon realized. They settled in the German populated Dutzow in Warren County, Missouri not far from the former farm of Gottfried Duden. Follenius died in Dutzow, his son Dr. William Follenius married a daughter of his friend, Friedrich Muench, his brother Karl had emigrated to the US in 1824. Paul Follen und Friedrich Münch: Aufforderung und Erklärung in Betreff einer Auswanderung im Großen aus Teutschland in die nordamerikanischen Freistaaten. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, ed. Missouri's German Heritage. Second Edition. Milford, Ohio: Little Miami Publishing Co. 2006. ISBN 1-932250-22-0

Prabodh Chandra Bagchi

Prabodh Chandra Bagchi or P. C. Bagchi was one of the most notable Sino -Indologists of the 20th century, he was the third Upacharya of Visva-Bharati University. He was born on 18 November 1898, the eldest son of Shri Harinath Bagchi and Smt Tarangini Devi in present-day Bangladesh in Magura District, he was to lose his mother in his early childhood. He did his schooling in Magura District in present Bangladesh. Dr Bagchi was a brilliant student and a favourite of his teachers and Head Master who expected great things of him. In 1914, he appeared for the Matriculation examination, he graduated from Krishnagar Government College in 1918 with honours in Sanskrit. He received the prestigious Mohini Mohan Roy award. Although he showed promise in Mathematics, he took Sanskrit, the classical language of India, because of his desire to study ancient Indian history, he joined Calcutta University for his post-graduation studies in Ancient History and Culture, obtaining a First Class M. A. in 1920. He overall had stood first in the University.

After his post-graduation from Calcutta University, he joined the University as a Lecturer after being called by Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee who told him to "Join from tomorrow". The period from 1921 onwards was significant for Prabodh Chandra Bagchi in fulfilling his dream to become a true Orientalist, he realised the need for reconstructing ancient history and the multifaceted Indian cultural history more scientifically on a broader Asiatic perspective. With this lofty dream in mind, he started learning Chinese and Japanese from Professor Kimura and Professor Masuda of Calcutta University and German from Professor Taraporewala. Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee, the Vice-Chancellor deputed Prabodh Chandra to learn Chinese and Tibetan from Sylvain Lévi, the Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Civilization in the Sorbonne University, Paris, in Santiniketan on an invitation from Rabindranath Tagore, it was from Sylvain Lévi and the great poet Rabindranath that Prabodh Chandra imbibed a new approach to research on the Indian cultural history which renewed his endeavour to learn various foreign languages to have access to the original source materials.

Instead of fragmented specialised studies he realised that ancient Indian history and culture should be viewed in its entirety so that many obscure areas would be brought into light. In 1922, young Prabodh reached the first milestone of his career, when he accompanied Sylvain Lévi and Madame Lévi to Nepal, his painstaking work in exploring original manuscripts and the Tibetan and Chinese manuscripts of old Sanskrit texts which were lost in their originals but preserved in their translations at the Royal Durbar Library of Nepal resulted in his invaluable findings in the domain of Indological research. Among his findings the palm leaf manuscripts of Kaula-Jnana- Nirnaya and Sammoho Tantra need special mention as they throw light on mysticism, influence of Sakti-ism on Buddhism and emergence of new religious creeds. In 1922, Prabodh reached another milestone when he was awarded Rashbehari Ghosh Travelling Fellowship for one year, he travelled to Indo-China, Cochin-China and Japan. He got the opportunity to work with Sylvain Lévi, Louis Finot, the founder of Ecole de Pali in Phnom Penh, George Groslier who established a renowned museum in Phnom Penh, National Museum of Cambodia, Henry Marshal, the head of Ecole Francaise d' extreme orient in Hanoi and Henri Permentier exponent of Khmer art and culture.

Prabodh Chandra was enriched with their exploratory survey of the archaeological remains of Angkor Vat. He was fortunate to attend Chinese classes conducted by Prof. Auroussean, he benefited extensively from his stay at the Monastery of Koyasen. During the period between 1923 and 1926 Prabodh Chandra was in France on a government scholarship for higher studies, he worked on Sanskrit Buddhist literature with Sylvain Lévi, on the ancient remains of Indian civilisation in Central Asia with Paul Pelliot, on Buddhist literature in China with Henri Maspero, on the ancient Pali texts with Jules Bloch and on Avestan gathas with Antoine Meillet. He was awarded the highest degree of Docteur es Letters by the Paris University. Prabodh Chandra Bagchi served the department of Ancient History and Culture of Calcutta University during the period between 1926 and 1944, he contributed immensely to the enhancement of the research studies on Humanities with his innumerable writings based on his own findings. In 1929 and 1930 he was sent to Nepal again to carry on his research from the Chinese and Tibetan manuscripts on Tantrik Buddhism, Buddhist Siddhacharyas and Charyagiti and Dohakosa.

In 1931, he along with Professors Suniti Kumar Chatterjee and Sukumar Sen formed an informal Study Circle at the Calcutta University for various deliberations on the discipline of historical linguistics, known as the science of comparative philology. Subsequently in the year 1938 this Philological Society merged with the Indian Linguistic Society with Dr. Sukumar Sen as its Secretary and Dr. Bagchi as its Treasurer. Prabodh Chandra's residence at Ballygunge Place, Kolkata became a hub of cultural and intellectual activities. Parichayagosthi, an association of eminent literary persons like Hiran Kumar Sanyal, Bishnu Dey, Sudhin Datta and others had their gatherings at Prabodh's residence. Sarojini Naidu attended this gathering, Pramatha Nath Chowdhury was a frequent visitor and was fond of Prabodh Chandra Bagchi, he presided over a number of conferences like Howrah Teachers'

Balitaan (2013 TV program)

PTV Balitaan was a flagship morning newscast broadcast on the People's Television Network Channel 4 with simulcast via PTV provincial stations nationwide. Balitaan's format consists of national news, local news, sports, entertainment news and special interviews. Balitaan premiered last January 6, 2013 as one of the replacement of the short-lived morning show Metro One. Metro One News segment anchor Audrey Gorriceta and former RPN NewsWatch reporters Vivienne Gulla and Pircelyn Pielago led the anchormen of the morning newscast. Dina Paguibitan, Sam Ramirez, Cheska Aguiluz, Julius Disamburun, Fred Monteza, Jackie Say were the first reporters of the newscast. Emil Carreon who has duties as the executive producer of the program joined the anchors in 2013 as the segment host of Editoryal and Interviews segment. PTV ARMM Bureau Chief Bro. Hajji Munir Jannaral's program segment Salam started in January 2014 as part of the campaign on the peace process in the Bangsamoro region. Pielago bid farewell as the anchor of Balitaan in April 2014 due to her commitments as one of the candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2014 but returned as one of the reporters of the newscast.

Gorriceta and Gulla retained as the anchors of the newscast. In June 2, 2014, Balitaan reformatted with a brand new studio set designed by Extremity Arts, new graphics and new titlecards. In August 29, 2014, Balitaan air their last broadcast to make way for RadyoBisyon. Audrey Gorriceta Vivienne Gulla Harry Bayona, Amor Larrosa, Earle Figuracion, Jesy Basco, Aubrey Ner - Panahon. TV Marjolee Carpio - MMDA Traffic Report Emil Carreon - Editoryal Bro. Hajji Munir Jannaral - Salam: Daan tungo sa Kaunlaran at Kapayapaan Julius Disamburun Pircelyn Pialago Benj Bondoc - MMDA Traffic Report Hajji Kaamiño - MMDA Traffic Report People's Television Network