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Lyle Alzado

Lyle Martin Alzado was an American professional All Pro football defensive end of the National Football League, famous for his intense and intimidating style of play. Alzado played 15 seasons, splitting his time among the Denver Broncos, the Cleveland Browns, the Los Angeles Raiders with whom he won a championship in Super Bowl XVIII, he was born in Brownsville, New York, to an Italian-Spanish father, a Jewish mother with a Russian family background, Martha Sokolow Alzado, was himself Jewish. When he was 10, the family moved to Long Island, his father, whom Alzado described as "a drinker and street fighter," left the family during Alzado's sophomore year at Lawrence High School. He was a Vardon Trophy Candidate in high school for three years. Following his failure to receive a college scholarship offer, Alzado played for Kilgore College, a junior college in Kilgore, Texas. After two years, he was asked to leave the team, he contended, for befriending a black teammate. From Texas, Alzado moved on to the now-defunct Yankton College in South Dakota.

Though playing in relative obscurity in the NAIA, Alzado nonetheless gained notice by the NFL when a scout for the Denver Broncos, having been taken off the road by automobile trouble, decided to pass the time by screening a film of Montana Tech, one of Yankton's opponents. Impressed by the unknown player squaring off against Montana Tech's offense, the scout passed back a favorable report to his team; the Broncos drafted Alzado in the fourth round of the 1971 draft. Alzado went back to Yankton after his rookie season to get his college degree, he received a B. A. in physical education with an emphasis in secondary education. During his college years, Alzado participated in amateur boxing, made it to the semi-finals of the 1969 Midwest Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament, held in Omaha; when the Broncos' starting right defensive end Rich "Tombstone" Jackson was injured in 1971, Alzado took over the job and went on to make various All-rookie teams for his contributions of 60 tackles and 8 sacks. The following year, Alzado began to get national attention as he racked up 10½ sacks to go with his 91 tackles.

In 1973, Alzado posted excellent numbers as the Broncos had a winning record for the first time in team history with a 7–5–2 mark. In 1974, Alzado gained more notice as one publication named him All-AFC, with his 13 sacks and 80 tackles he was recognized as one of the NFL's top defensive ends, along with Elvin Bethea, Jack Youngblood, L. C. Greenwood, Claude Humphrey, Carl Eller; the Denver Broncos posted their second consecutive winning season, going 7–6–1. The 1975 season brought change, he responded with 7 sacks. Alzado took a step backward. On the first play of the 1976 season, Alzado missed that campaign; the Broncos were 9–5 but SPORT magazine reported that 12 players, including Alzado, did not think the team could reach the playoffs with coach John Ralston. Ralston was replaced as coach by Red Miller for the 1977 season; the 1977 season was the most successful in franchise history to that point. In that game, played in New Orleans, they were beaten soundly 27–10 by the Dallas Cowboys. Still, the year was a big success for Alzado, voted consensus All-Pro and consensus All-AFC as well as winning the UPI AFC Defensive Player of the Year.

He led the Broncos in sacks with 8, while making 80 tackles. In 1978, the Broncos again went to the AFC playoffs, but lost the rematch in the first round to the eventual champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Alzado had 77 tackles and 9 sacks and recorded his first NFL safety.. He was a consensus All-AFC pick. In 1979, he had a contract dispute, the Broncos traded him to the Cleveland Browns. Alzado played well with the Browns, he had 80 tackles that year to go with his seven sacks. The following year, the Browns won the AFC Central division, losing to the Raiders in the Divisional round. Alzado led the Browns in sacks with nine, was All-Pro and All-AFC. In 1981 he recorded 83 tackles and led the Browns in sacks with 8½. However, the Browns, who fell from 11-5 in 1980 to 5-11 in 1981, traded him to the Oakland Raiders in 1982. Being discarded by the Browns rekindled a fire in Alzado, he worked out with a vengeance. By the time Alzado joined the Raiders, the team had relocated to Los Angeles. In 1982, he was voted the NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

Although he played a full season in the strike-shortened 1982 season of 9 games, his play was so superior in 1982 that he garnered the award. Alzado recorded 7 sacks and 30 tackles while being voted All-AFC; this was the sixth season out of his first 12 campaigns that he received some sort of post-season honor. He continued to perform well for the Raiders in the 1983 season, helping lead them to a Super Bowl victory while recording 50 tackles and 7½ sacks. Alzado started at right end opposite future Hall of Fame inductee Howie Long, he had an outstanding 1984 season with 63 tackles and 6 sacks, but the next year his tackle and sack totals dipped to 31 and 3 following a mid-season injury. Alzado retired at the end of the 1985 season, he attempted a comeback in 1990, but injured a knee during t

Patrick French

Patrick French is a British writer and academician. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh where he studied English and American literature, received a PhD in South Asian Studies, he was appointed as the inaugural Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Ahmedabad University in July 2017. French is the author of several books including: Younghusband: the Last Great Imperial Adventurer, a biography of Francis Younghusband. During the 1992 general election, French was a Green Party candidate for Parliament, he has sat on the executive committee of Free Tibet, a Tibet Support Group UK, was a founding member of the inter-governmental India-UK Round Table. At the age of 25, French set off on a trail across Central Asia to retrace the steps of British explorer Francis Younghusband; this resulted in the publication of his first book, Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer in 1994. The book went on to win both the Somerset Maugham Award and the Royal Society of Literature's W. H. Heinemann Prize.

French's next book, Liberty or Death: India's Journey to Independence and Division was published in 1997 and earned the author accolades and brickbats in equal parts. Described in the Indian media as presenting a "revisionist view" of Mahatma Gandhi and Mohammad Ali Jinnah's role in the Indian Independence movement, there were a few calls to ban the book in India. On the other hand, Philip Ziegler hailed it as "a remarkable achievement," and Khushwant Singh described the author as "a first rate historian and storyteller." The book sold due to the controversy and French was awarded the Sunday Times Young Author of the Year award for the book. Published in 2003, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land was French’s third book. According to the author’s own accounts, his interest in Tibet was triggered by a meeting he had with the Dalai Lama when he was 16; the book though emerged from "a gradual nervousness that the western idea of Tibet the views of Tibet campaigners, was becoming too detached from the reality of what Tibet was like.

So I did a long journey through Tibet in 1999." The Independent described the book as "intelligent as well as passionate in its approach." Pico Iyer in The Los Angeles Times book review described French as a "scrupulous and disciplined writer" who "has a decided gift for inspired and heartfelt research and a knack for coming upon overlooked details that are worth several volumes of analysis."The World Is What It Is, an authorised biography of Nobel Prize–winning author V. S. Naipaul was published in 2008. In the New York Review of Books, Ian Buruma described French as the inventor of a new genre, "the confessional biography." The book was selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review as one of the "10 Best books of 2008." In 2008, The World Is What It Is was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award in America, was short listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize. French was awarded the Hawthornden Prize in 2009 for the book. In 2011, Patrick released his book India: A Portrait, billed as "an intimate biography of 1.2 billion people".

The book is a narrative of the economic revolutions that are transforming India. As part of the book release, he started an India focused website called The India Site. Patrick is working on the authorised biography of Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing, he is married to Meru Gokhale the Editor in Chief at Penguin Random House India, the daughter of author and publisher Namita Gokhale. He was married once before. In 2003, French declined the Order of the British Empire. Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer Liberty or Death: India’s Journey to Independence and Division Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land The World Is What It Is India: A Portrait

Highland, Washington

Highland is an unincorporated community and former census-designated place in Benton County, United States. The population was 3,388 at the 2000 census; the area was not listed as a CDP for the 2010 census. The Highland CDP was located at 46°9′42″N 119°6′52″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 27.6 square miles, of which, 27.6 square miles of it is land and 0.04% is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,388 people, 1,108 households, 935 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 122.6 people per square mile. There were 1,143 housing units at an average density of 41.4/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP is 92.38% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.66% from other races, 2.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.53% of the population. There were 1,108 households out of which 45.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.2% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 15.6% were non-families.

11.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.27. In the CDP, the age distribution of the population shows 32.3% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males. The median income for a household in the CDP is $61,136, the median income for a family was $63,333. Males had a median income of $47,094 versus $33,281 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $22,703. About 4.5% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 0.8% of those age 65 or over


Rábahídvég is a village in Vas county, Hungary. In 2001 it had 1053 inhabitants, in 2008 it had 981, it is settled on the left coast of the River Rába. Reference to the village was first recorded with the name of Hydwegh; the name was given it because of a bridge on the Rába River. The villagers were the bridge guards. In the written sources the name of the village was Terra Hyduig, Hydwegh and Hydueg; this was the manor of the Hídvégi-family. Andrew from the Herman tribe got this territory in 1280 and his descendants took its name. In 1342 a chapel was built in the place. In the Middle Ages the village had a castle for the defence of the bridge. In 1532 the Turks destroyed this castle. In 1605 there were two battles here between the royal army. Charlie Gogolak, NFL player was born here

Chandler Air Force Station

Chandler Air Force Station is a closed United States Air Force General Surveillance Radar station. It is 2.2 miles south of Chandler, Minnesota, on the Buffalo Ridge in section 13 of Moulton Township, Murray County. It was closed in 1969. In late 1951 Air Defense Command selected the site as one of twenty-eight radar stations built as part of the second segment of the permanent radar surveillance network. Prompted by the start of the Korean War, on July 11, 1950, the Secretary of the Air Force asked the Secretary of Defense for approval to expedite construction of the second segment of the permanent network. Receiving the Defense Secretary's approval on July 21, the Air Force directed the Corps of Engineers to proceed with construction; the 787th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron was activated at Moulton, MN on 27 June 1951. The site was equipped with AN/FPS-3 and AN/FPS-4 radars, the station functioned as a Ground-Control Intercept and warning station; as a GCI station, the squadron's role was to guide interceptor aircraft toward unidentified intruders picked up on the unit's radar scopes.

The site was named Chandler Air Force Station on 1 December 1953. By 1959 these sets had been replaced by AN/FPS-20 and AN/FPS-6 radars, the AN/FPS-20 set was upgraded and redesignated as an AN/FPS-64, a second height-finder radar was added in 1961. During 1961 Chandler AFS joined the Semi Automatic Ground Environment system feeding data to DC-11 at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. After joining, the squadron was redesignated as the 787th Radar Squadron on 1 April 1961; the radar squadron provided information 24/7 the SAGE Direction Center where it was analyzed to determine range, direction altitude speed and whether or not aircraft were friendly or hostile. Chandler AFS was switched to SAGE Data Center DC-22 at Sioux City AFS, Iowa in 1963. On 31 July 1963, the site was redesignated as NORAD ID Z-18. In 1965 Chandler AFS was operating an AN/FPS-27 set, the AN/FPS-64 was inactivated; the Air Force ordered radar operations to cease on 2 July 1969, inactivated the 787th Radar Squadron on 30 September 1969.

Air Force teams dismantled and removed the radars and communications equipment throughout the summer of 1969. The domes came down from the two height-finder radars, leaving only one dome remaining over the search radar. A small unit stayed behind for over a year to run that radar for the Federal Aviation Administration; the government subsequently sold the radar site to a developer and the housing area to a group of investors. Buyers removed the homes and the developer salvaged materials from the radar site, but was unable to find a commercial tenant or buyer, Today what was Chandler AFS has been obliterated, being demolished in June 1993 after sitting derelict for decades. A radio transmitter station now stands on the site, what appears to be a large overgrown pile of concrete on the site which may be the remains of the Air Force structures; the site is located at 339 State Highway 91, Chandler MN 56122 under the county-wide 9-1-1 address system. Constituted as the 787th Aircraft Control and Warning SquadronActivated at Moulton, MN on 27 June 1951 Site named Chandler Air Force Station, 1 December 1953 Redesignated as 787th Radar Squadron on 1 April 1961 Inactivated on 30 September 1969 543d Aircraft Control and Warning Group, 27 June 1951 31st Air Division, 6 February 1952 20th Air Division, 1 January 1959 Kansas City Air Defense Sector, 1 January 1960 Grand Forks Air Defense Sector, 1 March 1961 Sioux City Air Defense Sector, 4 September 1963 30th Air Division, 1 April 1966 29th Air Division, 1 July 1968 – 30 September 1969 List of United States Air Force aircraft control and warning squadrons United States general surveillance radar stations This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

Cornett, Lloyd H. A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization, 1946–1980. Peterson AFB, CO: Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center. Winkler, David F.. Searching the skies: the legacy of the United States Cold War defense radar program. Champaign, IL: US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories. LCCN 97020912. Information for Chandler AFS, MN

List of Somalis

This is a list of notable Somalis from Somalia and other parts of Greater Somalia, as well as the Somali diaspora. Ali A. Abdisociologist and educationist, professor of education and international development at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Dekha Ibrahim Abdi – peace activist in Kenya Leila Abukar – political activist Fartuun Adan – social activist. Alisha Boe – actress, known for portraying Jessica in Netflix's original series 13 Reasons Why. Ali Feiruz – musician. Elisa Kadigia Bove – Somali-Italian actress and activist Guduuda'Arwo – singer Hassan Sheikh Mumin – poet, playwright, broadcaster and composer Hasan Adan Samatar – artist during the 1970s and 80s Mohamed Mooge Liibaan – artist from the Radio Hargeisa generation Magool – considered in Somalia as one of the greatest entertainers of all time MockySomali-Canadian pop music performer Maryam Mursal – musician and vocalist whose work has been produced by the record label Real World Marian Joan Elliott Said – pioneering Somali-British punk rock singer with X-Ray Spex Jiim Sheikh Muumin – singer and instrumentalist Jonis Bashir – Somali-Italian actor and singer K'naan – Somali-Canadian hip hop artist Khadija Qalanjo – singer and folklore dancer in the 1970s and 1980s Sulekha