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Mahyar Dean

Mahyar Mohyeddin a.k.a. Mahyar Dean is a musician, guitar instructor and founding member of the Iranian heavy metal act Angband, the first such band to be signed to a label. Mahyar Mohyeddin was burn in Tehran. Mohyeddin never took lessons in music composition under the mentorship of professor Houshang Ostovar, he wrote books about the bands Death in 2000 and Testament in 2001. The book Death, about the band Death and its founder Chuck Schuldiner, was released in Iran in Persian; the book includes many articles about the band. The book was sent through the EmptyWords.org site to Schuldiner, who in his own words was "truly blown away and honored by the obvious work and devotion he put into bringing the book to life". In 2004, he established the power metal/progressive musical group Angband, the first signed metal band from Iran, signed to the Pure Steel label, they have released three albums with Mahyar Dean as the producer. Death - Testament - Rising from Apadana - Visions of the Seeker - Saved from the Truth - Ramin Rahimi - Persian Percussion Electrified Jackson kelly guitar Marshall amp Angband on Facebook Angband on Youtube

Julian Chorążycki

Dr. Julian Chorążycki served as doctor-in-chief of the infantry regiment in the Polish Army during the reconstitution of sovereign Poland. In the interwar period, he was a throat surgeon practising in Warsaw. Born Jewish, Chorążycki spent two years in the Warsaw Ghetto. During the Holocaust in Poland he became the first leader of the perilous prisoner uprising at the Treblinka extermination camp. On August 2, 1943 – after the long period of preparation posing an immediate threat to life – an armed revolt in Treblinka erupted, Chorążycki committed suicide on April 19, 1943 when faced with imminent capture, to avoid revealing details of the uprising and its participants under torture. Julian Chorążycki was born to a Jewish family in Szawle in the Russian Empire, he converted to Catholicism as an adult. His family settled in Warsaw. After high school, Julian went to Munich to study medicine at the Ludwig Maximilian University and obtained his degree in 1910. Shortly after, he returned to Warsaw and in 1911 passed the state exams to practice Otorhinolaryngology.

After the outbreak of World War I in 1914, he was taken to the Russian Army as the regimental physician. In 1918 he returned to Poland, in March 1919 was appointed to the Polish Army as chief physician during the Polish-Bolshevik war, he commanded a field hospital in the rank of Captain. In May 1922 Chorążycki was joined the 1st District Hospital in Warsaw, he ran a private medical practice. They moved to Nowogrodzka 31 Street in the 1930s, he worked in the outpatient clinic for the Social Insurance on top of his own practice. Chorążycki was mobilized again after the Nazi-Soviet invasion of Poland. At the end of 1940 he moved to the Warsaw Ghetto. From the ghetto he was taken to the extermination camp in Treblinka in the summer or fall of 1942, during the genocidal Operation Reinhard. At Treblinka, Chorążycki was put in charge of a small infirmary for the SS, he was a noble man, essential to taking action, wrote Samuel Rajzman. His Organizing Committee at the Treblinka Totenlager included Zelomir Bloch, Rudolf Masaryk, Marceli Galewski, Samuel Rajzman, Dr. Irena Lewkowska, Leon Haberman, several others.

Chorążycki collected a large lump-sum of hard cash from the Goldjuden commando with the intention of bribing a Trawniki guard he thought he had befriended. Instead, he was ambushed at work with the money by Untersturmführer Franz and swallowed a deadly poison before he could be arrested. Chorążycki was replaced in the Underground by Dr. Berek Lajcher from Wegrów. Lajcher launched the uprising on a hot summer day when a group of Germans and Ukrainians drove off to the Bug river for a swim. On August 2, the door to the arsenal near the train tracks was silently unlocked by the Jews and some 20-25 rifles, 20 hand grenades, several pistols were stolen and delivered in a cart to the gravel work-detail. At 3:45 p.m. some 700 Jewish prisoners launched the attack on the gates. They set them ablaze. Several buildings were blown up. However, the machine gun fire from the well-trained Germans and Ukrainian Trawnikis resulted in near slaughter. Most prisoners perished. Only 150–200 Jews succeeded in crossing over to the other side.

Half of those were killed after a chase. Some of those who escaped were transported across the river by the partisans of the Armia Krajowa hiding in the surrounding forest. Only 70 Jews are known to have survived until the end of the war, including future authors of published Treblinka memoirs: Jankiel Wiernik, Chil Rajchman, Richard Glazar, Samuel Willenberg. There was a revolt at Sobibor two months later

Luigi Cecchini

Luigi Cecchini is an Italian sports doctor, active in road bicycle racing. He is well known as a maker of training schemes that he writes for his clients as well as for the use of the SRM cycle computer. Cecchini is a former motor-racing pilot and the son of a millionaire shirt manufacturer, who had specialized as a sports scientist under Francesco Conconi. In an interview in May 1997 Cecchini was referred to as Bjarne Riis’s coach and personal advisor who he started to work with in 1992. With Cecchini at his side Riis won the 1996 Tour de France. Cecchini has worked with many of the most successful cyclists of the late 1990s including Tour de France winners Riis and Jan Ullrich, Classic specialists Michele Bartoli, Olympic time trial gold medallists Tyler Hamilton and the super sprinter Alessandro Petacchi. In 1996 three of his clients Pascal Richard, Rolf Sørensen and Max Sciandri took the podium at the Olympics road race. Cecchini was a coach to Jan Ullrich since the winter of 2002/2003. David Millar trained under Cecchini’s guidance in May and June 2006.

Damiano Cunego was a client of Cecchini. Thomas Dekker started working with Cecchini in January 2006 but only on training programs. Dekker broke his association with Cecchini. Linus Gerdemann trained with Cecchini until May, 2006. In 1996 Cecchini’s clients were successful with Riis winning the Tour and his other clients dominating the first professional Olympic road race. In 2002 many of his clients obtained success. Bartoli won the Giro di Lombardia. Andrea Tafi won the Tour of Flanders. Mario Cipollini won the World Championship road race; when Riis moved into team management with Team CSC, he took Cecchini with him. Tyler Hamilton joined CSC in 2002 and Riis introduced Hamilton to Cecchini in 2002. Hamilton worked with him until his positive doping test for blood doping. After winning the gold at the Olympics time trial event, Hamilton thanked Cecchini When Ivan Basso joined Team CSC in 2004, Team Manager Riis employed Luigi Cecchini as Basso's personal trainer. Basso parted ways with Cecchini in April 2006.

Basso maintained a private relationship with Dr Luigi Cecchini, Riis' coach in 1996 and involved with CSC until 2004. Cecchini had not been his team's doctor for some years and that he acted as the sporting adviser and trainer to just four CSC riders: Fabian Cancellara, Matti Breschel, Michael Blaudzun and Nicki Sorensen during the 2006 season. Michele Bartoli, two-time winner of the Giro di Lombardia and Liège–Bastogne–Liège Ivan Basso, winner of the Giro d’Italia of 2006. Paolo Bettini, Olympic road race champion 2004, world champion in 2006 & 2007 Michael Blaudzun, Denmark national road race champion 1994, 2004. Juan Antonio Flecha Linus Gerdemann, winner of the 2008 Tour of Germany. Jörg Jaksche Kim Kirchen, winner La Flèche Wallonne 2008, held green and yellow jerseys in 2008 Tour de France Alessandro Petacchi, winner Milan–San Remo 2005 and Paris–Tours 2007 Pascal Richard, Olympic road race champion 1996 Nicki Sørensen, Denmark national road race champion 2003 & 2008 Andrea Tafi, winner Paris–Roubaix 1999 Gianni Bugno, winner of Giro d’Italia 1990, world champion in 1991 and 1992 Bjarne Riis, winner 1996 Tour de France Maximilian Sciandri, bronze medal Olympic road race 1996 Rolf Sørensen, winner Tour of Flanders 1997 Jan Ullrich, winner 1997 Tour de France, 1999 Vuelta a España, World champion time trial 1999, 2001 and Olympic road race champion 2000

Niklas Kaul

Niklas Kaul is a German athlete competing in the combined events. He won the gold medal in the decathlon at the 2019 World Championships, becoming the youngest decathlon world champion. In addition, he won gold medals at the 2016 World U20 Championships and 2017 European U20 Championships and is the current world U20 record holder in the decathlon. Before concentrating on athletics, he played handball. Outdoor 100 metres – 11.17 400 metres – 48.09 1500 metres – 4:15.52 110 metres hurdles – 14.55 High jump – 2.10 Pole vault – 5.00 Long jump – 7.29 Shot put – 15.19 Discus throw – 49.20 Javelin throw – 79.05 Decathlon – 8691 Indoor 60 metres hurdles – 8.39 High jump – 1.90 Pole vault – 4.40 Shot put – 13.23 Niklas Kaul at World Athletics

Greenbelt Historic District

The Greenbelt Historic District is a national historic district located in Greenbelt, Prince George's County, United States. The district preserves the center of one of the few examples of the Garden city movement in the United States. With its sister cities of Greenhills and Greendale, Greenbelt was intended to be a "new town" that would start with a clean slate to do away with problems of urbanism in favor of a suburban ideal. Along with the never-commenced town of Greenbrook, New Jersey, the new towns were part of the New Deal public works programs. Greenbelt's center has survived with few alterations compared with its sister towns, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1997. In April 1935 Congress passed the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, intended to counter the effects of the Great Depression through the appropriation of $5 billion for jobs programs; as a result, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Resettlement Administration to coordinate federal efforts concerning housing and land, placing particular emphasis on rural poverty.

While the focus of the RA remained rural, it was charged with resettling farm workers who were leaving agriculture in search of industrial work. New towns were seen as a solution to this problem, to be built outside urban areas and surrounded by healthful green belts of preserved land; as many as 3000 of these towns were envisioned. 100 cities were studied for new towns narrowing to 25. Four sites were picked for the first trials: Washington, D. C. Milwaukee, Cincinnati and New Brunswick, New Jersey; the Washington site was to be near Maryland, on land depleted by tobacco farming. 12,000 acres were purchased, work began in late 1935, using 1000 laborers. Architects and planners were hired in June 1935, site construction began in December 1935, Roosevelt was briefed on the plans in April 1936. Wallace Richards was the RA regional coordinator, Douglas Ellington was the principal architect, Reginald Wadsworth was associate principal architect, Hale Walker was the town planner, Harold Bursley was the engineering designer.

The design team described areas for group housing, single-family residences and heavy industry, businesses and parks. Beyond the original town area, planned for 4000 families, two more areas were reserved for 3000 families each, with capacity for 50% growth. Much of the land south of Greenbelt Road, designated for town expansion has since been transferred to the National Park Service and is now Greenbelt Park, while other areas became the Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. Within the planned suburban development, 1000 units were designated for white residents, 250 for African-American residents. A 1,750 acres tract was designated the Rossville Rural Development, was meant to be an area of 50 farms for African-Americans, based on the old African-American community of Rossville. Both Rossville and the suburban housing for African-Americans were dropped from the plan. Construction involved the transport of as many a 5000 men by rail to the Branchville railroad halt each day.

Roosevelt visited on November 13, 1936. However, politics intervened, amid criticism of the program, the RA was placed under the U. S. Department of Agriculture. In September 1937 it became the Farm Security Administration. By 1938 the greenbelt town was dissolved; the construction cost for Greenbelt was estimated at $13,394,400. The government began accepting applications for residence in Greenbelt, basing acceptance on income, family size, financial reliability, clean living habits and indications of community spirit. Prospective tenants were interviewed at their homes. Wives were not permitted to work, were expected to stay home and take care of children; the average age of the initial tenants was 29 years. Tenants paid $18–25 per month for an apartment, $28–41 for a semidetached house; the town was managed as a cooperative, with a citizens committee to run the commercial center. This arrangement was viewed with considerable skepticism within Congress. By the 1950s, several members of Greenbelt's coops appeared before Congressional subcommittees on charges of communism and monopolistic practices as part of the McCarthy investigations.

After several abortive attempts to divest itself of the town, the Federal Government hired Hale Walker, the town's original planner, along with Harold Heller to develop a master plan for expansion of the town. The new plan envisioned an increase in single-family housing. In 1947 the Greenbelt Mutual Home Owners Corporation was formed as a vehicle for the sale of the town. Congressional legislation was passed that allowed the government to sell the greenbelt towns to non-profit groups with at least 50% veteran members. In December 1952 the Greenbelt Veterans Housing Corporation bought 1580 units and 240 acres of developed land for $6,285,450. In 1953 the GVHC bought 709 acres of undeveloped land for $670,219. Other areas were sold to private developers, in 1956 the GVHC sold the undeveloped land to cover its loan. In 1957 Greenbelt Homes, Inc. was formed from the GVHC to manage the community, retains title to 1600 units and 280 acres of land. The supermarket remains a co-op; the community opposed the proposed Baltimore–Washington Parkway, beginning in 1946, but the road was completed in 1954 through part of the greenbelt reservation.

In the 1960s the Capital Beltway was built through the middle of the Greenbelt reservation, destroying the "Indian Springs", a recreational feature, as well as an Indian cemetery. Greenbelt is laid out as a crescent of "superblocks" containing two