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Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Mary Elizabeth Braddon was an English popular novelist of the Victorian era. She is best known for her 1862 sensation novel Lady Audley's Secret, dramatised and filmed several times. Born in London, Mary Elizabeth Braddon was educated, her mother Fanny separated from her father Henry in 1840. When Mary was ten years old, her brother Edward Braddon left for India and Australia, where he became Premier of Tasmania. Mary worked as an actress for three years, when she was befriended by Adelaide Biddle, they were only playing minor roles. Adelaide noted. In 1860, Mary met John Maxwell, a publisher of periodicals, moved in with him in 1861. However, Maxwell was married with five children, a wife living in an asylum in Ireland. Mary acted as stepmother to his children until 1874, when Maxwell's wife died and they were able to get married, she had six children by him. Her eldest daughter, Fanny Margaret Maxwell, married the naturalist Edmund Selous on 13 January 1886. In the 1920s they lived in Wyke Castle, where Fanny founded a local branch of the Woman's Institute in 1923, of which she became the first president.

The second eldest son was the novelist William Babington Maxwell. Mary Elizabeth Braddon is interred in Richmond Cemetery, her home had been Lichfield House in the centre of the town, replaced by a block of flats in 1936, Lichfield Court, now listed. She has a plaque in Richmond parish church which calls her simply'Miss Braddon'. A number of streets in the area are named after characters in her novels – her husband was a property developer in the area. Braddon was a prolific writer; the most famous is Lady Audley's Secret, which won her recognition, a fortune as a bestseller. It has been dramatised and filmed several times. R. D. Blackmore's anonymous sensation novel Clara Vaughan was wrongly attributed to her by some critics. Braddon wrote several works of supernatural fiction, including the pact with the devil story Gerald, or the World, the Flesh and the Devil, the ghost stories "The Cold Embrace", "Eveline's Visitant" and "At Chrighton Abbey". From the 1930s onwards, these stories were anthologised in collections such as Montague Summers's The Supernatural Omnibus and Fifty Years of Ghost Stories.

Braddon wrote historical fiction. In High Places depicts the youth of Charles I. London Pride focuses on Charles II. Mohawks is set during the reign of Queen Anne. Ishmael is set at the time of Napoleon III's rise to power. Braddon founded Belgravia magazine, which presented readers with serialised sensation novels, travel narratives and biographies, as well as essays on fashion and science; the magazine was accompanied by lavish illustrations and offered readers a source of literature at an affordable cost. She edited Temple Bar magazine. There is a critical essay on Braddon's work in Michael Sadleir's book Things Past. In 2014 the Mary Elizabeth Braddon Association was founded to pay tribute to Braddon's life and work; some of the bibliographical material in this incomplete list has been taken from the Jarndyce booksellers' catalogue Women's Writers 1795–1927. Part I: A–F. Several of Braddon's works have been dramatised, including: Aurora Floyd, by Colin Henry Hazlewood, first performed at Britannia Theatre Saloon, London, 1863.

"The Cold Embrace", starring Jonathan Firth, BBC Radio 4, 2009. Lady Audley's Secret, by Colin Henry Hazlewood, first performed at the Victoria Theatre, London, 1863. Lady Audley's Secret, starring Theda Fox Film Corp.. 1915. Lady Audley's Secret, starring Neve McIntosh, Kenneth Cranham, Steven Mackintosh, PBS Mystery! 2000. Works written by or about Mary Elizabeth Braddon at Wikisource Works by Mary Elizabeth Braddon at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Mary Elizabeth Braddon at Internet Archive Works by Mary Elizabeth Braddon at LibriVox Works by Mary Elizabeth Braddon at Open Library Works at the Victorian Women Writers Project


Indo-Belizians known as East Indian Belizians, are citizens of Belize of Indian-South Asian ancestry. The community made up 3.9% of the population of Belize in 2010. They are part of the wider Indo-Caribbean community, which itself is a part of the global Indian diaspora. Indians began arriving in Belize in the 1880s as part of the Indian indenture system set up by the British Indian government after slavery was abolished. Coming in as indentured, many of them stayed on to work the sugar plantations and were joined by other Indian immigrants. Indians are spread out over many villages and towns in the Corozal and Toledo districts and live in reasonably compact rural communities, they are well integrated into the Belizean population through intermarriage. However, they are still identifiable through their physiognomy and are known as'Hindus'; these set of Indians were entirely composed of people from the Bhojpur region, Awadh region, other places in the Hindustani Belt in North India. A minority of indentured laborers were from other regions throughout South Asia.

In 1907, the Canadian Government made an unsuccessful attempt to transfer Indian independence activists residing in the province of British Columbia to Belize. A Canadian delegation led by the chief clerk of the Canadian Ministry of the Interior Harkin, a small Indian delegation including Teja Singh traveled to British Honduras in November 1907 to determine if conditions were suitable for the move. Upon his return to Canada, Teja Singh stated that Indians were being sent to Honduras for slave-labour and claimed that Canadian officials had attempted to bribe the Indian delegation to secure a positive report; the Canadian government blamed Teja Singh's statements for the failure of the proposed transfer. Nora Parham, only Belizean woman to be executed Doug Singh, politician George Singh, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Belize Lutchman Sooknandan, twice Director of Public Prosecutions, a native of Guyana born to a father from Kolkata Belize#Demographics Hinduism in Belize The facts about East Indians Indian Diaspora in South America/ Belize

Philip Scheltens

Philip Scheltens is a Dutch professor of neurology and Director of the Alzheimer Centre, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam. Philip Scheltens was born in Dordrecht, where he grew up in a family of four, his father played an active role in the local society. His grandfather developed Alzheimer’s disease in those years, which made an important impression on his grandson. Philip attended the Christelijk Lyceum, where he graduated in 1976; as a teenager he was an enthusiastic drummer in several bands and fostered a fascination for science and mechanics. After his graduation, he studied medicine at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, while working night hours as a portiere in a famous Amsterdam nightclub, where he met many Dutch celebrities, he started his career in neurology. During his PhD he developed MRI criteria to score hippocampus atrophy for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Scheltens' work has changed the way. While diagnosis used to be based on specific signs and symptoms and exclusion of treatable causes, he was the first to add MRI criteria for hippocampal atrophy, associated with Alzheimer’s’ disease in the 1990s, which improved the diagnostic classification of this type of dementia and fueled development of new diagnostics.

He was one of the first in the Netherlands to start a dementia clinic and started the Amsterdam Dementia cohort the largest collection of clinical and biomarker data. This enabled him to initiate, together with colleagues, new diagnostic research criteria for Alzheimer’s disease based on the presence of a clinical phenotype and the presence of amyloid, as reflected in cerebrospinal fluid; this change from a phenomenological, purely symptom driven, diagnosis to a diagnosis based on biomarkers enhanced sensitivity and specificity. Higher diagnostic precision is the crucial step to develop effective therapy, as patients with homogeneous underlying pathology can be included for therapeutic trials targeting the causative mechanism; the new protein-based diagnostic criteria he fathered are now implemented for trials worldwide and the first hopeful results have emerged. Scheltens has improved societal awareness and acceptance of dementia, prioritized dementia among the top necessities on the Dutch and European research agenda.

He initiated a large scientific and societal action plan to improve prevention and care for dementia in the Netherlands, entitled Deltaplan Dementie in 2012, which has supported a large number of research projects on dementia, increased societal awareness and improved health care for dementia patients. In 2011 Scheltens became a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences. In November 2018 Expertscape recognized Dr. Scheltens as #6 in the world for expertise in Alzheimer's Disease. 1991–present: Staff neurologist 2000–present: Full Professor of Neurology 2000–present: Director of the Alzheimer Centre, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam. 2008–present: Management team Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam 2013–present: vice-chair Board of Directors Dutch “Deltaplan Dementie”. Co-editor-in-chief of the series: Current Issues in Neurodegenerative Disorders Member editorial board Dementia Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, Alzheimer’s Disease & Associated Disorders, Int J geriatric Psychiatry, J NeuroImaging, Chief Editor supplement to Dementia Geriatr Cogn Disord entitled ‘White matter disease’ Associate editor of J Neurol Neurosurgery Psychiatry Co-editor-in-chief, Alzheimer's Research & Therapy2012–present Member Supervisory Board Hersenstichting Nederland 2012-2015 Member International Scientific Program Committee AAIC Member Scientific Advisory Council ISTAART 2013–present Member of the jury of the BRAIN PRIZE 2015–present Member Program Committee EAN annual conference 2015–present Board member Dutch Academy of Science and Arts Scheltens has authored or coauthored over 900 publications, from which some cited studies are listed below.

Dubois B, Feldman HH, Jacova C... Scheltens P, Cummings JL. Advancing research diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease: the IWG-2 criteria. LANCET Neurol.2014. Van Harten AC, Visser PJ, Pijnenburg YAL.... Scheltens P, van der Flier WM. Cerebrospinal fluid Aβ 42 is the best predictor of clinical progression in patients with subjective complaints. Alzheimers. Dement. 2013. Scheltens P. Dementia: Mild cognitive impairment—amyloid and beyond. Nat. Rev. Neurol. 2013. Visser PJ, Vos S, van Rossum I, Scheltens P. Comparison of International Working Group criteria and National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer’s Association criteria for Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers. Dement. 2012. Van der Flier WM, Pijnenburg Y Al, Fox NC, Scheltens P. Early-onset versus late-onset Alzheimer’s disease: the case of the missing APOE ɛ4 allele. Lancet. Neurol. 2011. Frisoni GB, Fox NC, Jack CR, Scheltens P, Thompson PM; the clinical use of structural MRI in Alzheimer disease. Nat. Rev. Neurol. 2010. Dubois B, Feldman HH, Jacova C... Scheltens P.

Revising the definition of Alzheimer’s disease: a new lexicon. Lancet Neurol. 2010. Dubois B, Feldman HH, Jacova C... Scheltens P. Research criteria for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease: revising the NINCDS-ADRDA criteria. Lancet Neurol. 2007. Gauthier S, Reisberg B, Zaudig M... Scheltens P, Tierney MC, Whitehouse P, Winblad B. Mild cognitive impairment. Lancet 2006. Biessels GJ, Staekenborg S, Brunner E, Brayne C, Scheltens P. Risk of dementia in diabetes mellitus: a systematic review. Lancet. Neurol. 2006.

The Real Thing (Midnight Oil album)

The Real Thing is a live album by Midnight Oil, includes a cover version of Russell Morris's classic "The Real Thing". It was issued in Australia with a bonus disk of interview material listed as containing 2 tracks but the CD was divided into 30 tracks, dividing the interview up so that past albums and each track on "The Real Thing" gets a short discussion followed by snippet from the album or song being discussed. International releases had a bonus disk with videos of "Cemetery In My Mind" and "Redneck Wonderland". "The Real Thing" "Say Your Prayers" "Spirit of the Age" "Feeding Frenzy" – The Metro Theatre, Sydney "Tell Me the Truth" – The Metro Theatre, Sydney "The Dead Heart" – The Metro Theatre, Sydney "Tin-legs and Tin Mines" – The Metro Theatre, Sydney "Short Memory" – The Metro Theatre, Sydney "In the Valley" – Sony Studios NYC for MTV Unplugged "Blue Sky Mine" – The Metro Theatre, Sydney "US Forces" – The Metro Theatre, Sydney "Warakurna" – Sony Studios NYC for MTV Unplugged "Truganini" – Sony Studios NYC for MTV Unplugged "The Last of the Diggers" Peter Garrett - lead vocals Bones Hillman - bass, vocals Rob Hirst - drums, vocals Jim Moginie - guitars, keyboards Martin Rotsey - guitars Chris Abrahams - piano, organ Stewart Kirwan - trumpet Andrew Bickers - tenor saxophone Anthony Kable - trombone Basheri - percussion Sunil de Silva - percussion Charlie McMahon - Didgeridoo

Thomas R. Norris

Thomas Rolland Norris is a retired United States Navy SEAL and Distinguished Eagle Scout who received the Medal of Honor for his ground rescue with the assistance of Petty Officer Third Class Nguyen Van Kiet of two downed pilots in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam on April 10–13, 1972. At the time of the action, Lieutenant Norris was a SEAL Advisor with the Strategic Technical Directorate Assistance Team; the STDA was known as Studies and Observations Group prior to 1971. Norris was one of three SEALs to receive the Medal of Honor for actions during the Vietnam War. Thomas Norris was born on January 1944 in Jacksonville, Florida; as a youth, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with a specialty in Criminology from the University of Maryland. While at the University of Maryland, in 1965 and 1966, he was an Atlantic Coast Conference wrestling champion, he hoped to join the Navy and fly jets, but he had problems with his visual acuity and depth perception that disqualified him from becoming a pilot.

He became a Navy SEAL. Norris struggled during BUD/S training, the instructors considered removing him from the course. However, the instructors decided to allow Norris to keep trying to finish the training, he graduated from BUD/S Class 45. Norris completed his first tour of duty in Vietnam with SEAL Team TWO earning Bronze Star Medal with combat "V" device. In April 1972, Norris was one of few remaining SEALs in Vietnam serving with MACVSOG Danang Naval Advisory Detachment; when Lt. Col. Iceal Hambleton was shot down behind enemy lines, aerial combat search and rescue operations failed, leading to the loss of five additional aircraft and the death of 11 or more airmen, two captured, three more down and needing rescue. Norris was tasked with mounting a ground operation to recover Lt. Col. Hambleton, 1st Lt. Mark Clark, 1st Lt. Bruce Walker from behind enemy lines. Assisted by Vietnamese Sea Commando forces, he and VNN Petty Officer Nguyen Van Kiet went more than 2 kilometers behind enemy lines and rescued two of the downed American aviators.

Walker was discovered and killed by the NVA. Though Norris at first rejected the honor, he was recognized with the Medal of Honor in 1975, his actions were dramatized in the movie Bat*21. Six months on October 31, 1972, Norris and fellow Navy SEAL Michael E. Thornton accompanied three South Vietnamese special forces soldiers on an intelligence gathering operation south of the demilitarized zone, they intended to reconnoiter the area around the Cửa Việt Base near the coast of Quảng Trị Province, just south of the Demilitarized Zone. Approaching by sea, the group was transported by junk until sunset paddled a rubber boat to within a mile of shore and swam the remaining distance. Moving inland past numerous North Vietnamese encampments, the group reconnoitered through the night; when morning dawned, the 5-man group realized that they had landed 5 miles to the north and were in North Vietnam. They soon encountered a two-man North Vietnamese patrol, which the South Vietnamese attempted to capture. Instead, enemy troops were alerted to their position.

For the next four hours, the five men held off an enemy force estimated at about 200-300 strong. Norris called in naval firepower on the enemy's positions, but the North Vietnamese surrounded the troops. The SEALs and South Vietnamese decided to withdraw. Norris protected their rear, he was shot in the head and wounded. One of the South Vietnamese who saw Norris' wound assumed. Thornton, upon hearing the news, ran through heavy fire to recover the body of his fallen comrade, only to discover that Norris was still just alive, he killed several North Vietnamese as they surmounted the dunes around his position and carried the unconscious Norris into the water. Thornton carried one of the South Vietnamese soldiers, wounded and was unable to swim into the ocean. Thornton swam and supported the two injured men for more than two hours before they were picked up by the same junk which had dropped them off the night before. Norris' first surgery lasted 19 hours. Thornton was recognized with the Medal of Honor for his actions by President Richard Nixon during a ceremony at the White House on October 15, 1973.

He snuck Norris out of the hospital in the middle of the night so Norris could attend his Medal of Honor ceremony. Norris was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Gerald R. Ford in a White House ceremony on March 6, 1976. Thornton thus became the first Medal of Honor recipient recognized for saving the life of another Medal of Honor recipient. Norris lost an part of his skull, he spent three years recovering from his injuries in the hospital and over a six-year period underwent many major surgeries. As a result of the head injury, he was medically retired from the Navy in May 1975. In 1979, Norris requested a waiver for his disabilities. FBI director William Webster responded, "If you can pass the same test as anybody else applying for this organization, I will waive your disabilities." In September 1979, Norris subsequently was an FBI agent for 20 years. He was an original member of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team as an assault team leader, he is a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a SEAL Advisor with the Strategic Technical Directorate Assistance Team, Headquarters, U. S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. During the period 1

Kevin Brands

Kevin Brands is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Lampang in Thai League 2. He played in the youth teams of RKC and FC Den Bosch and signed a contract with AZ in January 2009. AZ loaned him to Telstar, he played for Willem II and SC Cambuur in the Eredivisie and FC Volendam and NAC Breda in the Eerste Divisie. Brands returned to play in the Eredivisie when he joined Go Ahead Eagles in summer 2016. In December 2017 Kevin Brands signed a contract with Bali United. Kevin is the son of former footballer and Director of football of Everton, Marcel Brands. Voetbal International profile