Marin Mersenne

Marin Mersenne, Marin Mersennus or le Père Mersenne was a French polymath, whose works touched a wide variety of fields. He is best known today among mathematicians for Mersenne prime numbers, those which can be written in the form Mn = 2n − 1 for some integer n, he developed Mersenne's laws, which describe the harmonics of a vibrating string, his seminal work on music theory, Harmonie universelle, for which he is referred to as the "father of acoustics". Mersenne, an ordained priest, had many contacts in the scientific world and has been called "the center of the world of science and mathematics during the first half of the 1600s" and, because of his ability to make connections between people and ideas, "the post-box of Europe", he was a member of the Minim religious order and wrote and lectured on theology and philosophy. Mersenne was born of Jeanne Moulière, wife of Julien Mersenne, peasants who lived near Oizé, County of Maine, he was educated at the Jesuit College of La Flèche. On 17 July 1611, he joined the Minim Friars and, after studying theology and Hebrew in Paris, was ordained a priest in 1613.

Between 1614 and 1618, he taught theology and philosophy at Nevers, but he returned to Paris and settled at the convent of L'Annonciade in 1620. There he studied mathematics and music and met with other kindred spirits such as René Descartes, Étienne Pascal, Pierre Petit, Gilles de Roberval, Thomas Hobbes, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, he corresponded with Giovanni Doni, Jacques Alexandre Le Tenneur, Constantijn Huygens, Galileo Galilei, other scholars in Italy and the Dutch Republic. He was a staunch defender of Galileo, assisting him in translations of some of his mechanical works. For four years, Mersenne devoted himself to philosophic and theological writing, published Quaestiones celeberrimae in Genesim, it is sometimes incorrectly stated. He was educated by Jesuits, he taught philosophy at Nevers and Paris. In 1635 he set up the informal Académie Parisienne, which had nearly 140 correspondents, including astronomers and philosophers as well as mathematicians, was the precursor of the Académie des sciences established by Jean-Baptiste Colbert in 1666.

He was not afraid to cause disputes among his learned friends in order to compare their views, notable among which were disputes between Descartes and Pierre de Fermat and Jean de Beaugrand. Peter L. Bernstein, in his book Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk, wrote, "The Académie des Sciences in Paris and the Royal Society in London, which were founded about twenty years after Mersenne's death, were direct descendants of Mersenne's activities."In 1635 Mersenne met with Tommaso Campanella but concluded that he could "teach nothing in the sciences... but still he has a good memory and a fertile imagination." Mersenne asked if Descartes wanted Campanella to come to Holland to meet him, but Descartes declined. He visited Italy fifteen times, in 1640, 1641 and 1645. In 1643–1644 Mersenne corresponded with the German Socinian Marcin Ruar concerning the Copernican ideas of Pierre Gassendi, finding Ruar a supporter of Gassendi's position. Among his correspondents were Descartes, Roberval, Pascal and other scientists.

He died September 1 through complications arising from a lung abscess. Quaestiones celeberrimae in Genesim was written as a commentary on the Book of Genesis and comprises uneven sections headed by verses from the first three chapters of that book. At first sight the book appears to be a collection of treatises on various miscellaneous topics; however Robert Lenoble has shown that the principle of unity in the work is a polemic against magical and divinatory arts and animistic and pantheistic philosophies. He mentions Martin Del Rio's Investigations into Magic and criticises Marsilio Ficino for claiming power for images and characters, he condemns astral magic and astrology and the anima mundi, a concept popular amongst Renaissance neo-platonists. Whilst allowing for a mystical interpretation of the Cabala, he wholeheartedly condemned its magical application angelology, he criticises Pico della Mirandola, Cornelius Agrippa, Francesco Giorgio and Robert Fludd, his main target. Fludd responded with Sophia cum moria certamen, wherein he admits his involvement with the Rosicrucians.

The anonymous Summum bonum, another critique of Mersenne, is an Rosicrucian text. The cabalist Jacques Gaffarel joined Fludd's side. L'Harmonie universelle is Mersenne's most influential work, it is one of the earliest comprehensive works on music theory, touching on a wide range of musical concepts, the mathematical relationships involved in music. The work contains the earliest formulation of what has become known as Mersenne's laws, which describe the frequency of oscillation of a stretched string; this frequency is: Inversely proportional to the length of the string Proportional to the square root of the stretching force, Inversely proportional to the square root of the mass per unit length. The formula for the lowest frequency is f = 1 2 L F μ, where f is the frequency, L is the le

LifeSpring Hospitals

LifeSpring Hospitals is an Indian hospital chain, which provides maternity care to women from the low-income group in Hyderabad, India. Established in 2005, it is a 50-50 joint venture between $30-million Acumen Fund, a U. S.-based nonprofit global venture philanthropy fund and HLL Lifecare Limited, a Government of India -owned corporation and the largest manufacturer of condoms in the world. As of September 2017 it provided affordable healthcare to 5,500,000 women with its ten hospitals in Hyderabad, one hospital in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, providing maternity and pediatric care at 30-50 percent of market rates, is the first healthcare chain to join the'Business Call to Action', an initiative of United Nations Development Programme and UN Global Compact amongst others, to reduce poverty, hunger and maternal and child deaths by 2015; the first LifeSpring hospital was started on 10 December 2005 in Moula-Ali, on the outskirts on Hyderabad, India, as a pilot project within Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust of Hindustan Latex Limited, now HLL Lifecare Limited for low-cost healthcare.

In February 2008, it was formed as into a private limited company with 50-50 joint venture between Acumen Fund, a U. S.-based nonprofit global venture philanthropy fund and HLL. The project was headed by Anant Kumar, till the business head of Social Franchising in HLFPPT, who became LifeSpring's CEO. HLL is a public-sector undertaking under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, while New York-based Acumen, was established in 2001, with seed capital from the Rockefeller Foundation, Cisco Systems Foundation and three individual philanthropists; the hospital established a model of building a chain of small-sized hospitals specializing in standard maternity services thus provide low-cost services in high-density area populated by low-income groups. It provides paediatric care, including immunizations, offers diagnostic services and healthcare education to the local communities, it runs a web-based patient database. Mr. Anant Kumar was part of the roundtable of "entrepreneurs with innovative models", at the Trident Hotel, during the November 2010, visit of US President, Barack Obama.

Mr. Anant Kumar was the CEO of LifeSpring till January 2013. Mr Sushmit Mitra took over as CEO. Under him, Lifespring established one hospital in Vizag and has grown from around 350 deliveries per month to about 550 deliveries per month, he was the CEO till June 2017. LifeSpring Hospitals offers its services through 11 branches and 8 extension centers. Of these, 10 branches and 8 extension centers are in Hyderabad and one branch is in Visakhapatnam. Lifespring delivered around 20,000 healthy babies in the last 3 years. Since inception Lifespring has delivered a total of 50,000 healthy babies. Annually, LifeSpring Hospitals deliver about 6% babies born in the city of Hyderabad. Official website Sushmit Mitra, CEO

You Make It Real

"You Make It Real" is the sixth single by James Morrison, the first from his second album, Songs for You, Truths for Me. The single was released on 22 September 2008; the song was covered by Akon on the Live Lounge on BBC Radio 1. The song appeared on the international soundtrack to the Brazilian soap opera Três Irmãs, on the soundtrack for the film, He's Just Not That Into You, it was featured on a commercial for, as well as being featured on the first episode in Season 5 of the television programme and Sisters. The video showed Morrison in places throughout Los Angeles. One shot, shows the sign for the "110 Freeway" which runs through the Downtown Los Angeles area; the video begins with Morrison inside a cab, by a pool, meanwhile, he arrives at a hotel, him singing on stage. The video has shots of Morrison in a bar and coffee-shop; the video ends with him walking alone. The song debuted in the UK Singles Chart at number seven on 28 September 2008, giving Morrison his third top ten hit and it spent eight weeks in the chart.

The song broke in the top twenty of the Dutch Top 40, peaking at number eighteen. The song appeared in the lower reaches of several European music charts CD single"You Make It Real" "Sitting On A Platform"Maxi-CD single"You Make It Real" "Sitting On A Platform" "Movin' On" "You Make It Real" "You Make It Real" writers.