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Traitor (TV drama)

Traitor is a BBC television drama written by Dennis Potter and directed by Alan Bridges, which featured in the Play for Today series on 14 October 1971. It stars John Le Mesurier as a character loosely based on Kim Philby. Le Mesurier's performance won him the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor in 1972. Western journalists visit Moscow to interview Adrian Harris, a former controller in British intelligence, a double agent for the Soviet Union. Harris believes in both Communism and Englishness, believing himself to have betrayed his class, but not his country; the press find these beliefs incompatible, want to find out why he became a ‘traitor’. Harris is plagued by anxieties over both his actions and his upper-class childhood, drinks to a state of collapse. Better known for comedic roles, Le Mesurier's casting was a brave move, one which concerned the actor who "was very scared" that "he wouldn’t be able to pull it off". Le Mesurier would call the role'the best part I had on TV'. While reviews of the play were mixed, critics were unanimous in their praise for Le Mesurier and he won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor in 1972.

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Dána-Ain Davis

Dána-Ain Davis is a professor of urban studies at Queens College, City University of New York and the Director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society. Davis was born in New York. After college, she worked at the Village Voice and went into the non-profit world, working at the YWCA of the City of New York, WNYC-TV, The Village Centers for Care, Bronx AIDS Services. Davis received her PhD in Anthropology at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Davis is the co-editor of Feminist Anthropology, the first journal from the Association of Feminist Anthropology. Davis is on the editorial board for CA, WSQ. In 2018, Davis was appointed as a Taskforce Member in Governor Cuomo's Maternal/Mortality Task Force. Reproductive Injustice: Racism and Premature Birth. New York: NYU Press, 2019. ISBN 9781479812271. Feminist Ethnography: Thinking Through Methodologies, Challenges & Possibilities. Dána-Ain Davis and Crista Craven. Lanham, MD. ISBN 978-0-7591-2244-4. Feminist Activist Ethnography: Counterpoints to Neoliberalism in North America.

Edited Collection, Christa Craven & Dána-Ain Davis, eds. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013. ISBN 978-0-7391-7636-8. Black Sexualities. Edited collection, Shaka McGlotten and Dána-Ain Davis, eds. New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2012. ISBN 978-1-137-07795-0. Battered Black Women and Welfare Reform: Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0-7914-6843-2

V. G. Jog

Vishnu Govind Jog, better known as V. G. Jog, was an Indian violinist, he was the foremost exponent of the violin in the Hindustani music tradition in the 20th century, is credited for introducing this instrument into Hindustani music. Born in Mumbai in 1922, he received his early training from S. C. Athavale and the late Ganpat Rao Purohit. At a young age, he rubbed shoulders with all-time greats at the Bhatkhande College of Music, Lucknow, in the 1930s — the first great attempt at institutionalising traditional music instruction. Jog began his training at the age of twelve and was subsequently trained by some of the finest musicians of India, like Baba Allauddin Khan and Pandit S. N. Ratanjankar. Sri Lanka's Pandith Amaradeva studied under Jog. Jog had his early training under Shri Shankar Rao Athavie, Ganpat Rao Purohit, V. Shastry, he received extensive training from Dr. S. N. Ratanjankar and Ustad Allauddin Khan. Subsequently, he was trained by Vishweswar Shastry, by the renowned musician and musicologist Dr. S. N. Ratanjankar, for a short time by the celebrated Ustad Allauddin Khan.

Jog earned a master's degree in music from Bhatkhande Music Institute in Lucknow in 1944 and went on to teach there. He taught at the Ali Akbar College of Music, he was a disciple of Baba Allauddin Khan. He performed and recorded with many of the greatest Hindustani musicians of the 20th century and toured the world, he performed for All India Radio's Calcutta division. His book'Behala Shiksha', published in 1944, is recognized as a major piece of authoritative literature on the subject, he served as music producer. He had made successful tours to foreign countries and issued many LP and EP gramophone records of both solo performances and jugalbandi with sangeet maestros, he toured extensively both in India and abroad in East Africa, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, the United States, West Germany. In 1985, he performed to great acclaim under the auspices of the Festival of India in the United States He received many honors from various cultural institutions, including the Padma Bhushan in 1983 by the president of India Sangeet Natak Academy award in 1980.

By the time he retired he had risen to All India Radio. Trained in the Gwalior and Bakhale gharanas, Jog evolved his own characteristic style, a blend of gayaki and gatkari, noted for purity of melody and tradition, a formidable layakari ability, dignity and easy musical communication, he enlightened audiences according to their taste with lighter themes and folk tunes, flowing with lilting and sparkling grace. His virtuosity, mastery of ragas and uncanny realisation of space and time in the construction and knowledge of rhythm are his hallmarks. Jog, whose name is synonymous with the violin genre in Hindustani classical music, was a performer with the unique distinction of having occupied the top rungs of the classical musicians' hierarchy with three consecutive generations of performers, his career as a active and successful performer spanned five decades. An unassuming person of infinite charm, he was regarded as an incomparable accompanist, his duets with Ustad Bismillah Khan met with spectacular successes in India and abroad.

He had a remarkable ability to sense the mood of his audiences. Beginning in 1999, he suffered from Parkinson's disease, suffered from respiratory problems in his years. After prolonged illness Pandit Jog died on 31 Jan 2004 in South Calcutta; every year on the 31 January a concert is held in Kolkata by Swarsadhana, an organisation founded in his memory by his disciple Pallab Bandyopadhyay. V. G. Jog obituary V. G. Jog obituary from The Times of India V. G. Jog obituary from The Hindu

Raymond Koh

Raymond Koh is a Christian pastor from Malaysia, mysteriously abducted in February 2017. On 13 February 2017, Koh was abducted by a group of men in Petaling Jaya while on his way to a friend's house, it was captured on CCTV. Police have arrested a man as part of investigations into the subsequent alleged extortion of Koh's family, obtained an extension of his remand. However, the police say; the Inspector-General of Police, Khalid Abu Bakar, says authorities are investigating three possibilities: the first being the pastor’s personal issues, second being extremist activities and third being kidnap-for-ransom. There are possible links to Koh's role as a Christian activist at a time when Malaysia is moving to enforce stricter Islamic laws; the pastor was involved after being accused of proselytising Muslims. A box containing two bullets, with a note in written in Malay threatening his life, had been sent to Koh's house; the Malaysian Government Opposition Leader, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, compares Koh's abduction to that of another social activist, Amri Che Mat, who went missing in November 2016.

Human rights group Hakam expressed concern over the apparent abduction of another pastor, Joshua Hilmi, his wife Ruth who went missing in November 2016. As of August 2018, Koh was still missing with no further information. Following the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia's announcement that its findings concluded that the Malaysian Special Branch was responsible for the disappearances of Amri and Raymond, still missing as of 2019, acting Deputy Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador rapped SUHAKAM for causing negative impact towards the Royal Malaysian Police. Abdul Hamid added that he was confident that Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun SB Director, would provide an answer to the allegations. Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad announced on the same day that fresh investigations will be conducted once Mohamad Fuzi retires in May 2019. Amri Che Mat

Butyrfentanyl

Butyrfentanyl or butyrylfentanyl is a potent short-acting synthetic opioid analgesic drug. It is an analog of fentanyl with around one quarter of its potency. One of the first mentions of this drug can be found in document written by The College on Problem of Drug Dependence, where it is mentioned as N-butyramide fentanyl analog; this document states that the article describing its clinical effects was published in 1987. It is an agonist for the μ-opioid receptors. Butyrfentanyl has no current legitimate clinical applications. Side effects of fentanyl analogs are similar to those of fentanyl itself, which include itching and serious respiratory depression which can be life-threatening. Fentanyl analogs have killed hundreds of people throughout Europe and the former Soviet republics since the most recent resurgence in use began in Estonia in the early 2000s, novel derivatives continue to appear. Butyrfentanyl binds to the opioid receptor. During the studies of in vitro inhibition of specific fentanyl binding to the opioid receptor, the order of analogues was: -cis-3-methylfentanyl > fentanyl = alpha-methylfentanyl > butyrylfentanyl > benzylfentanyl.

The studies in inhibition studies on binding affinity achieved the same order of analogues. It means. On the other side, during in vitro studies of cross-reactivity with the fentanyl antibody between fentanyl and the fentanyl analogs examined, revealed order: fentanyl = butyrylfentanyl > -cis-3-methylfentanyl > benzylfentanyl > alpha-methylfentanyl. High cross-reactivity may be the effect of the shape of the molecule - the shape of butyrfentanyl is closest to the original fentanyl molecule, which makes it easy to bind by fentanyl antibodies; the opioid receptor affinity of fentanyl and its analogs was determined from their inhibitory potency in a binding assay with fentanyl as the radioligand. The Ki value for butyrfentanyl was Ki=32 ± 4.1 nM. Comparing to fentanyl's Ki, butyrfentanyl's ability to displace fentanyl is low and it requires high concentrations of the drug. Studies on urinary excretion revealed that all of the injected butyrfentanyl was excreted or metabolized within the first 3 h after injection, only low concentrations were still detectable after 3 h.

Urinary concentrations of butyrylfentanyl from animals injected with 15 μg/kg and 45 μg/kg i.v. were measured by two techniques: radioreceptorassay and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. There was a proposal being discussed by the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs to include butyrfentanyl in Schedule 1 of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, passed 16 March 2017. Butyrfentanyl is illegal in the United Kingdom as it is a modification of fentanyl "by replacement of the N-propionyl group by another acyl group"; as of May 2016, butyrfentanyl is a Schedule. As of October 2015, butyrfentanyl is a controlled substance in China. Butyrfentanyl is illegal in Switzerland as of December 2015. 3-Methylbutyrfentanyl 4-Fluorobutyrfentanyl 4-Fluorofentanyl α-Methylfentanyl Acetylfentanyl Benzylfentanyl Furanylfentanyl List of fentanyl analogues