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2019 in Bangladesh

2019 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade. Events of 2019 in Bangladesh; the year 2019 is the 48th year after the independence of Bangladesh. It is the first year of the fourth term of the Government of Sheikh Hasina. President: Abdul Hamid Prime Minister: Sheikh Hasina Chief Justice: Syed Mahmud Hossain Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad: Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury Note: For the year 2019 average official exchange rate for BDT was 83.47 per US$. 3 January - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the ruling party Bangladesh Awami League takes oath for the 3rd consecutive term after victory at the 11th general election. 20 February - Fire broke out in Chowk Bazar which killed near 80 peoples with more 50+ injured. 25 February - An aircraft hijacker attempting to hijack a plane in Chittagong Airport is gunned to death in a rescue operation thus saving the plane carrying 142 passengers from being hijacked.

28 February - Atiqul Islam elected as the mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation. Fire broke out in Bhashantek slum. 11 March - DUCSU election held after 28 years. 19 March - 7 people including 4 law enforcement officials were shot dead in Rangamati district during violence in local elections. The army was deployed in the area to bring the situation under control. 28 March - FR Tower fire more 70 + injured. 30 March - The fourth fire of the year broke out on DNCC Market. 3 April - Two Bangladeshis Hussain Elius and Abdullah Al Morshed featured in the honorary internationally acclaimed magazine Forbes. 18 April - The year's fifth notable fire breaks out at a market in Malibagh area. Due to better preparations the fire was brought under control quicker than the previous fires. No deaths were reported. 1 July to 31 August - Dengue outbreak in Bangladesh. Over 20,000 people infected by the mosquito-borne disease in all 64 districts since July. Improper cleansing of dirty water bodies have been blamed for high numbers of mosquito breeding.

By August the number of infections crossed 50,000. 24 September - Various illegal casinos were raided across the country by the police force, in an effort to stop gambling, banned in Bangladesh. Numerous gambling organizers were taken to custody by the police. 7 October: A second year student of electrical and electronic engineering department of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, was tortured and killed by BUET's Chhatra League leaders inside BUET's Sher-e-Bangla Hall. 20–22 October: Riots in Bhola after police opened fire on protesters protesting against a Facebook post criticizing Islam. 4 protesters killed. 10 November - Cyclone Bulbul killed 17 people & 14 districts were havilly affected. 13 November - A train accident kills 20 people. 17 November - 7 people killed in a gas explosion in Chittagong. 12–13 December - The Keraniganj factory fire kills in total 12 people. 18 May - Bangladesh wins the tri-nations ODI Cricket series against West Indies and Ireland. 5 July - Famous Bangladeshi Cricketer and team Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza retires after losing to Pakistan in his final game, ending a lengthy prolific career of 18 years.

1–10 December - Bangladesh archers Ety Khatun and Roman Sana won gold medals winning all the 10 archery events in the 2019 South Asian Games. 3 January - Sayed Ashraful Islam, politician 22 January - Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul, lyricist and music director 15 February - Al Mahmud, poet and short-story writer 28 February - Shah Alamgir, journalist, DG of PIB 1 March - Polan Sarkar, social activist 23 March - Shahnaz Rahmatullah, singer 6 April - Tele Samad, Bangladeshi film actor 14 July – Hussain Muhammad Ershad, Bangladeshi politician, 11th President of Bangladesh 16 August - Rizia Rahman, novelist 4 November - Sadeque Hossain Khoka, former mayor of Dhaka 20 December - Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of BRAC 2010s in Bangladesh List of Bangladeshi films of 2019 Timeline of Bangladeshi history Media related to 2019 in Bangladesh at Wikimedia Commons

Brian Henson

Brian Henson is an American puppeteer, producer and the chairman of The Jim Henson Company. He is the son of Jane Henson. Brian David Henson was born in New York City, is the first born son of Jim Henson, he has four siblings: Lisa, Cheryl and Heather Henson. As a child, he made several cameo appearances in some of the filmed segments his father produced for the PBS children's series Sesame Street, most notably in various segments of the "Number Song Series." As he got older, he built the first Muppet penguin puppet for the opening "Lullaby of Broadway" segment of a season three episode of The Muppet Show, guest starring Gilda Radner. During his summer break from high school in 1980, he assisted in the bicycle sequence from The Great Muppet Caper, he helped create and operate a special rigging device, created to allow the Muppets to ride bicycles since he was skilled in the use of marionette puppets. A few years he operated a marionette of Scooter riding a bicycle in The Muppets Take Manhattan.

During the 1980s, Henson performed Jack Pumpkinhead in Return to Oz, operated special effects for Santa Claus: The Movie, was a principal performer for the Audrey II puppet in Little Shop of Horrors, controlling mouth movement while others performed the lips and vines. In addition, he performed the voice of Hoggle, one of the main characters in his father's film Labyrinth, the Dog in both versions of The Storyteller. In 1992, Henson directed The Muppet Christmas Carol and directed the next film in the franchise, Muppet Treasure Island, in 1996, he performed the role of the Muppet mad scientist in Muppets from Space. In 2018, he directed and produced The Happytime Murders, a puppet crime-comedy film for adult audiences. Henson was the executive producer for several television series: Dinosaurs, Aliens in the Family, Bear in the Big Blue House, Farscape. In addition to an executive producer's role Henson played himself as the head judge on the 2014 reality TV show Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge.

He performed the roles of Janice and Scooter in the 2002 made-for-TV movie It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie. Henson is the co-creator, a performer in the adult-themed puppet-based variety show Puppet Up!, played various characters from that variety show on the British program That Puppet Game Show. For 2001's "The Muppet Show Live", in addition to performing his own Muppet characters, Henson performed one of his father's characters, The Muppet Newsman, for the first time, he reprised the role for the 2003 video game "Muppets Party Cruise". Henson married Ellis Flyte, costume designer for the 1986 fantasy adventure film Labyrinth, in November 1990, they divorced in 2002. Since 2010, Henson has been married to actress Mia Sara, they have one child. Brian Henson on IMDb YouTube Interview

L. Gardner and Sons

L. Gardner and Sons Ltd was a British builder of diesel engines for stationary, marine and rail applications; the company was founded in Hulme, England in 1868. It started building engines around 1895; the firm ceased engine production in the mid-1990s. About 1868 Lawrence Gardner set up as a sewing machine maker in Upper Duke Street, Stretford Road, Manchester, he died in 1890. From about 1895 the company was building gas engines and, in 1899 it moved into Barton Hall Engine Works, Manchester. In 1903 it became a limited company, L Gardner and Sons Ltd. Norris and Henty Ltd, of London, were appointed as sales agents. Diesel engine production began in around 1903. In 1912 a new sales subsidiary, Norris and Gardners Ltd, was formed. During World War I the company made parts for heavy guns and engines for tanks. During the 1920s there was rapid development in the design of diesel engines. In 1929 a Gardner "4L2" marine engine was fitted into a Lancia bus; this conversion was successful and prompted Gardner to introduce the "LW" series of diesel engines, designed for road vehicles but modified and supplied as a marine engines with factory-fitted bilge pumps.

The LW engine was a modular design, with separate cast iron cylinder blocks and cylinder heads comprising either 2 or 3 cylinders. A 5-cylinder engine would thus use a "2" and a "3", whereas a 6-cylinder engine could have either 3 "2"s or 2 "3"s. Boat engines had a cast iron crankcase, whereas road vehicles would have an aluminium alloy crankcase. Any boat engine with an alloy crankcase would be a marinised road engine. During the 1930s a number of LW-series engines were installed in large luxury cars including Lagondas and Rolls-Royces; the Gardner engine's reliability and economy, coupled to its remarkable refinement and smooth running abilities, made it the only suitable compression-ignition engine at the time During World War II Gardner's war work consisted of building diesel engines of their own design. Their 4LK bus engines were used as the main powerplant in the Royal Navy's X class and XE class midget submarines. After the war the'LW' diesel engine continued to be built in large numbers for lorries and buses and was supplemented by the more modern'LX'.

In the mid-sixties, the LW range was upgraded to develop 20 bhp per cylinder, known as LW20. The 6LX was upgraded in 1967 from 150 bhp @1700rpm to 180 bhp @1850rpm. An 8-cylinder version was developed which developed 240 bhp @ 1850rpm, was said to be the smoothest running automotive diesel built; the larger'6L3' and'8L3' engines were used in railway locomotives, such as British Rail Class 01 and British Rail Class 04 and in vessels of up to 120 feet such as MV Havengore, the famous maxi yachts Condor and Condor of Bermuda, S. Y. Crescent and others. In the summer of 1986, after months of denials, Perkins Engines purchased Gardner to complement their line of lighter diesel engines. Production was shut down until October, as Gardner's truck engine market share had slumped precariously. Gardner's market for buses and coaches was doing better. L. Gardner and Sons ceased production of new engines in the early 1990s; the introduction of emissions regulations for road-going Gardner diesels would have required the development of modified or new engine designs, in the marine market there was a shift away from big, low-speed, high-torque engines such as Gardners towards adapted high-speed automotive turbodiesels.

Two spin-off firms from the original company are still in existence: Gardner Marine Diesels overhauls, re-manufactures and installs a wide range of marine-spec Gardners and both they and Walsh Engineering supply genuine Gardner engine parts for all types of Gardner engines worldwide. Another firm, Marine Power Services, specialise in the restoration and marinisation of Gardners for the inland waterways and the manufacture of component castings incl LW range exhaust and water manifolds. In Ireland, Tangent Engineering are devoted to Gardner and operating world wide, their specialism is installing Gardners in gensets and peculiar vehicles: Land Rovers and vintage fire tenders: And on the other side of the world in Australia, Mainline Diesel Engineering, headed by business principal Kevin Riley, trained by L. Gardner & Sons in the UK as a diesel fitter, supplies parts and restores Gardner engines to the same high specification Gardner was renowned for. Gardner 4LK, 60 hp @ 2100 RPM, Natural 4-cylinder diesel, Cylinder capacity: 3,800 cc Gardner 4LW, 75 hp @ 1700 RPM, Natural 4-cylinder diesel, Cylinder capacity: 5,580 cc Gardner 5LW, 85 hp @ 1700 RPM, Natural 5-cylinder diesel, Cylinder capacity: 7,000 cc Gardner 6LW 102 hp @ 1700 RPM, Natural 6-cylinder diesel, Cylinder capacity: 8,370 cc Gardner 6LX, 150 hp @ 1700 RPM, Natural 6-cylinder diesel, Cylinder capacity: 10,450 cc Gardner 6LXB, 180 hp @ 1850 RPM, Natural 6-cylinder diesel, Cylinder capacity: 10,450 cc Gardner 8LXB, 240 hp @ 1850 RPM, Natural 8-cylinder diesel, Cylinder capacity: 13,933 ccThe 6LXC engine is not mentioned.

Source The Anson Engine Museum has an extensive collection of historic Gardner engines. Smith, Donald H; the Modern Diesel, pp 151–154, published by Iliffe & Sons, London, 13th edition 1959 L. Gardner & Sons Limited: Legendary Engineering Excellence by Graham Edge L. Gardner and Sons Limited: the history of a British industrial firm. PhD thesis publi

Non al denaro non all'amore né al cielo

Non al denaro non all'amore né al cielo is an album released by Fabrizio De André. It was issued in 1971 by Produttori Associati and reissued several times by Ricordi and BMG, it is a concept album based on the Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters. The co-author of the music is composer Nicola Piovani, who won an Academy Award for his soundtrack for Roberto Benigni's Life is beautiful; the title itself is a quotation from the first poem in the Spoon River Anthology, The Hill: Drinking, thinking neither of wife nor kin, Nor gold, nor love, nor heaven? All lyrics based on poems by Edgar Lee Masters. "La collina" "Un matto" "Un giudice" "Un blasfemo" "Un malato di cuore" "Un medico" "Un chimico" "Un ottico" "Il suonatore Jones" All songs are based on writer Fernanda Pivano's first-ever English-to-Italian translation - which happened to be the Spoon River Anthology. Pivano, who became a prolific translator, obtained the book as a loan from her friend and fellow poet/writer Cesare Pavese, who urged her to read it.

She found it so moving that she felt compelled to start translating it into Italian - without telling anything to Pavese, a translator himself, out of her fear that he may scold her for getting professionally involved with such "low" material. However, Pavese came across Pivano's translation by pure chance, he was impressed and convinced Pivano to publish it; the translated poems were further rewritten by De André with lyricist/writer Giuseppe Bentivoglio. Notably, all of Edgar Lee Masters's characters have names. De André, interviewed by Pivano in the album's notes, stated that the first 5 songs are about envy, where the last 4 are about science and ambition as seen by scientists and their efforts; each of these two subjects was addressed in songs such as "Un malato di cuore" and "Il suonatore Jones". "La collina" is based on "The Hill", listing various people who are buried in the imaginary Spoon River churchyard and stating that "All are sleeping on the Hill". This song is the only one in the album.

"Un matto" is based on "Frank Drummer", in which a man memorizes the Encyclopædia Britannica and is considered crazy by the people of Spoon River. "Un Giudice" is based on "Selah Lively", the story of a midget who studies law and becomes a judge to get revenge on the people who made fun of him all his life - thus revealing that his moral stature is as low as his physical one. In a single line of his lyrics, De André uses deliberately vulgar, scurrilous language, quite far from Masters's restrained style, to underline people's nastiness toward the protagonist. "Un blasfemo" is based on "Wendell P. Bloyd", a non-believer who practices blasphemy and keeps on not believing when, after his death, he is welcomed into the Garden of Eden. De André uses Biblical imagery as metaphors for various forms of power in late 1960s/early 1970s Italy, such as political power and police power. "Un malato di cuore" is based on "Francis Turner", the story of a man with an unspecified heart disease who envies healthy people, dies of a heart attack while giving his first kiss.

The quasi-classical arrangement of the song features melodic wordless lines sung by Edda Dell'Orso and, at the end, an excerpt from the second movement of Antonio Vivaldi's "Winter", from The Four Seasons. "Un medico" is based on "Dr. Siegfried Iseman", the story of a doctor who wants to cure poor people without receiving payment. At the end of the song, the doctor is deemed a trickster and imprisoned for having sold flower extracts as an elixir of life. "Un chimico" is based on "Trainor, the Druggist", in which an unmarried chemist, who does not understand anything about romantic relationships but instead loves chemical elements, dies while executing an experiment - in De André's melancholic conclusion, "just like those idiots who die of love, somebody would say that there's a better way". The music for this song was stated by De André to be an adaption of an English folk tune. "Un ottico" is based on "Dippold the Optician", the story of an optician who, after his passing, only wants to create special glasses which project strange visions.

De André's "updated" description of him, through the words of his imaginary "customers", makes him similar to Timothy Leary - a promoter of LSD and mind-expanding hallucinogenic drugs. The complex, multi-part musical arrangement features another excerpt from Vivaldi's "Winter", this time from its first movement, played on electric guitar. "Il suonatore Jones" is based on "Fiddler Jones". De André identified himself with the itinerant musician who plays without asking or hoping for any kinds of rewards, but just out of pure joy in playing. In the final verse of his lyrics, the musician's instrument was changed from a fiddle into a flute, for metrical reasons. Edda Dell ` Orso is featured again here. Unusually for a De André album, most of the songs on it were never performed live by the author, the only song featured in his live sets being the fast, country


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