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Meile Rockefeller

Meile Louise Rockefeller is an American lawyer, philanthropist and real-estate developer. She is his first wife, Barbara Ann Olsen, her paternal grandfather was New York Governor and U. S. Vice President Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, she is a member of the Rockefeller family. Meile earned a bachelor's degree in political economics from Williams College in 1979 and a Juris Doctor degree from New York University. Rockefeller is a lawyer, real-estate developer, drug law reformer, serves on the board of the Counseling Service of the Eastern District of New York. In 2002, at age 46, Rockefeller was arrested for protesting the "Rockefeller drug laws" which bear the name of her grandfather, who secured their passage as governor of the state of New York in 1973, she was accompanied by her brother, Stuart Rockefeller, was supported by other members of the family on the issue, including her grandfather's brother, Laurance Rockefeller. Rockefeller family Nelson Rockefeller

Duffy Lewis

George Edward "Duffy" Lewis, born in San Francisco, was a left fielder and right-handed batter who played Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Washington Senators. Lewis attended Saint Mary's College of California. In Boston, Lewis belonged to the outfield trio which included Tris Speaker and Harry Hooper and is considered the best in fielding skill. At bat, Lewis was a renowned line-drive hitter who finished in the top ten in most offensive categories despite a short career, interrupted by World War I. In 11 seasons, Lewis batted.284 with 38 home runs, 793 RBI, 612 runs, 1,518 hits, 289 doubles, 68 triples, 113 stolen bases in 1,459 games. In three World Series covering 18 games for the Red Sox, Lewis posted a.299 average with 8 runs, 1 home run and 7 RBI. During his tenure in Boston patrolling left field, Fenway Park featured a ten-foot-high mound that formed an incline in front of the left field wall, now better known as the Green Monster; the young outfielder mastered the incline to such an extent that it was nicknamed "Duffy's Cliff".

Sports cartoons of the period depicted him as a mountain climber making catches amid sheep and snowcaps. The mound was reduced in 1934, long after Lewis had left the Sox, was not eliminated until the field underwent a major renovation following the 2004 season. Duffy Lewis died in New Hampshire at 91 years of age, he was selected to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2002. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference Duffy Lewis at Find a Grave

Shabe Quzi

Shab-e Quzi is a 1965 Iranian film comedy film directed and produced by Farrokh Ghaffari. The film script was based on a story from One Thousand and One Nights, but arranged for modern city life in Tehran; this was Ghaffari's third film after Jonub-e Shahr and Arous Kodumeh? which both didn't have a good grossing. Jalal Moghaddam and George Lichensky encouraged Ghaffari to make this film. At first the story was set in the medieval times as in the ancient stories of One Thousand and One Nights occurred. However, the censorship office forced Ghaffari to turn the story of the film to a modern setting. Asghar Ghuzi is a member of a Persian traditional comedy troupe who perform in theatres or rich people’s houses. One night after the end of a private performance at the residence of a wealthy couple, the landlady gives Asghar a piece of paper, on, a list of smugglers, to deliver to someone. Asghar goes to the suburbs of the city to have dinner with his friends, but accidentally dies when one of his friends tries to put some food in his mouth by force.

His friends, shocked by his sudden death, get rid of his corpse by dumping it next to a barbershop. The owners of the barbershop, who are smugglers and intend to go on a trip, put Asghar's body in the yard of a house where there happens to be a wedding reception. Yet, when they leave the shop, they are suspected by the police; the bride's father takes it out of town. The hostess is informed of Asghar’s death and goes after a drunken man who found the list of names in Asghar’s pocket by chance, they are found in a bakery. The police arrive and arrest the woman, the man, his collaborators. Pari Saberi as The hostess Paria Hatami Khosrow Sahami as Ahmad the hunchback Mohammad Ali Keshavarz as Jamal, The smuggler Zakaria Hashemi as Police officer Farrokh Ghaffari as Manuch, Smuggler's assistant Reza Hushmand Farrokhlagha Hushmand Farhang Amiri Critics like Georges Sadoul and Hajir Dariush admired the film. Film was screened at the 1964/65 Cannes and Locarno festivals. Shabe Ghuzi in Internet Movie Database

Fritz Cohn

Fritz Cohn, RAS Associate was a German astronomer and professor of astronomy at the University of Berlin. Throughout his career he worked at numerous observatories and was director of the Astronomical Calculation Institute, his main work was in astrometry and minor planets, although he published star catalogues and oversaw the production of journals in his life. The minor planet 972 Cohnia is named in honour of him. Fritz Cohn was born on 12 May 1866 in Königsberg, the second of three sons to the merchant Callman Cohn and his wife Henriette Rosenberg; when he was 11, his father passed away, after which his family experienced serious financial troubles. From 1872 he attended the Altstadt Gymnasium in his hometown, passing his matriculation exam in Easter 1883, at the age of 17; the following years were devoted to the study of mathematics and astronomy, as well as geography and history, at the University of Königsberg and the University of Berlin. In 1888 he passed Königsberg's state examinations and in the same year attained a PhD with a thesis titled "Über Lamésche Funktionen mit komplexen Parametern".

On 1 July 1891 he began working as a "computer" at the Königsberg Observatory. Save for a year's leave to further his studies in Leipzig, Cohn remained at the observatory until 1 October 1909, being promoted to an assistantship in 1898 and becoming a full-time observer in 1900. During this time he published numerous academic papers, among the major works being a discussion of the meteorological records of Königsberg for 45 years, a new reduction of observations made by Friedrich Bessel between 1813 and 1819, a study of the declinations and proper motions of the stars selected for observation by the International Latitude Service. In 1893 he attained the habilitation with a thesis titled "Über die in rekurrierender Weise gebildeten Größen und ihren Zusammenhang mit den algebraischen Gleichungen", allowing him to teach astronomy and mathematics at the University of Königsberg, leading to Cohn becoming an associate professor in 1985. While at the observatory, he observed double stars with the Königsberg heliometer and, while at Leipzig, determined the latitude of the observatory with the Wanschaff universal instrument, the results of which he published in the Berichte of the Scientific Association of Saxony.

He compiled two star catalogues of the right ascensions of stars. The first of these catalogues was of the reference stars used during the opposition of Eros to measure the asteroid's distance to the Sun and the other was of 4066 stars from his observations with the transit micrometer of the Repsold meridian circle, which he improved by installing a clock-work system, his right ascension computations were considered "among the best of their kind."In 1905 and 1907 Cohn authored two articles for the mathematical encyclopedia Enzyklopädie der mathematischen Wissenschaften, titled "Reduktion der astronomische Beobachtungen – sphärische Astronomie im engeren Sinne" and "Theorie der astronomischen Winkelmessinstrumente, der Beobachtungsmethoden und ihrer Fehler". In 1905 he was appointed extraordinary professor at Königsberg and in 1909 was promoted to the Chair of Astronomy at the University of Berlin and to the position of director at the Astronomical Calculation Institute, where he oversaw the production of the Berliner Astronomisches Jahrbuch, an ephemeris.

As director of an ephemeris, Cohn attended the Paris Conference of Directors of National Ephemerides in 1911, where it was, among other resolutions, decided that Greenwich Mean Time would be the standard used in all ephemerides and that international cooperation was to be organised to prevent redundant work. The resolutions decided at the conference reduced the workload of the institute and allowed Cohn to focus his resources towards studying the minor planets, which the institute was best known for. With the number of minor planets increasing, the inaccuracies of past observations leading to them being lost, Cohn created a principle under which, with the exception of preliminary computations, all orbits were to have an accuracy of ±15° in longitude, he oversaw the implementation of this principle and found success, reclaiming many objects believed to be lost. In the final year of his life he affirmed that he planned to reclaim most lost minor planets within a few years. During this period he restructured how the Berliner Jahrbuch was to be produced and in its next installment it provided positions for all minor planets passing opposition in the coming year.

On 13 June 1913 he was elected an associate of the Royal Astronomical Society and in 1918 he published a paper outlining some practical improvements to the methods of orbit computation. Following the death of Adolf Berberich in 1920, Cohn sought to continue the Astronomischer Jahresbericht journal and negotiated with the Astronomische Gesellschaft and the German government to have it added to the workload of the institute, he was successful. He undertook the editing of the 1910 and 1916 issues and completed the manuscript for the 1921 issue shortly before his death. By the end of his life, Cohn was a respected observational astronomer and held high esteem among those in his field. German astronomers Max Wolf and Gustav Stracke named the minor planet 972 Cohnia in honour of him, saying: Der Planet 972 hat zum Andenken an den verstorbenen Direktor des Astronomischen Rechen-Instituts zu Berlin-Dahlem, Professor F. Cohn

Ines Fančović

Ines Fančović was a Bosnian actress of film and theater. She is best known for her role as Mare in the television series Velo misto and as Mara in Memoari porodice Milić. Born as Ines Nikolić in Šibenik and grew up in Split, she started her career in Split. Her best known role was as Mara in the television series Velo misto. Fančović had roles in films such as The Perfect Circle, Welcome to Sarajevo and Cirkus Columbia, among others, she married Velo misto writer Miljenko Smoje and together they had a daughter, Nataša. Fančović was widowed in 1995. Fančović remained there until her death, she survived the Siege of Sarajevo. She was buried in the Bare cemetery in Sarajevo. Ines Fančović on IMDb

1995 Royal Air Force Nimrod MR2 crash

On 2 September 1995, a Royal Air Force Hawker Siddeley Nimrod aircraft crashed into Lake Ontario during an air display, killing all seven crew members on board. This was the second loss of an RAF Nimrod in four months, following the ditching of a Nimrod R1 in May; the aircraft involved was XV239, a Nimrod MR.2 maritime patrol aircraft from RAF Kinloss. Operated by No. 120 Squadron, the aircraft was delivered to the RAF as an MR.1 in 1971, before being one of 35 Nimrod airframes selected for upgrade to MR.2 standard in the mid 1970s. On 23 August 1995, the aircraft and its crew had departed RAF Kinloss for Canada, where it was scheduled to take part in two separate air shows. On the 26 and 27 August, the aircraft had been displayed at the Shearwater International Air Show at CFB Shearwater in Nova Scotia. Following this, it transited to Toronto Pearson International Airport from where it would be based for display at the Canadian International Air Show; the manoeuvres planned had been used to display the Nimrod for much of the previous twenty years, with the four and a half minute routine described as "relatively straightforward".

The day prior to the CIAS display, the aircraft's captain, Flight Lieutenant Dom Gilbert, gave an interview in which he stated that the plan was to approach the limits of the aircraft's performance. On 2 September, the aircraft left Pearson Airport on time for its planned display slot; the weather was classed with a slight on-shore wind. Having completed safety checks, the aircraft was taken on the standard display sequence for the Nimrod, two circuits of the display line and two "dumb-bell" turns; the circuits and first dumb-bell manouvre were completed, followed by a slow fly-past with the undercarriage lowered. The aircraft turned to starboard to begin the second dumb-bell turn - the undercarriage raised and the flaps set to allow the aircraft to climb at an attitude of 24°; as it reached the top of the climb, the airspeed fell to 122 knots as a result of the engines being powered back, before the aircraft banked and pointed downwards. Although the airspeed increased it was well below the recommended 150 knots for that part of the display, while the g-force load went to 1.6g.

The low speed and g-loading led to a stall which saw the aircraft's nose drop to 18° below the horizon and it bank 85° to port. Despite full starboard aileron and full power being applied, the aircraft was too low by this point to recover and it hit the water; the impact caused the airframe to break up, with the seven crew on-board killed instantly. The recovery effort was set in motion; the search was postponed for a day to allow the air show to continue. On the resumption of the search, a boat from the Toronto Police Service made its way to the crash site and dropped a remotely operated underwater vehicle containing sonar and video cameras; this was able to display images of the wreckage to allow the recovery team to recover both the bodies of the crew and debris from the aircraft. A significant amount of data was available, given the public nature of the accident, the RAF inquiry was able to determine that all of the aircraft's systems had been functioning making it possible to rule out any mechanical or structural failure of the Nimrod as a potential cause.

This resulted in the inquiry focusing on the actions of the crew, in particular the aircraft's captain. It was determined that, at a previous display, he had made an error following the second dumb-bell turn that led to his crossing over the display line. Instead, on deploying to Canada, the captain amended the manoeuvre by tightening his turn to avoid crossing over the crowd through reducing engine power; this removed the safety margins for the aircraft in performing the display manoeuvres as it took it below the recommended speed and led to it stalling. The inquiry identified a number of deficiencies in the training regime for Nimrod display that may have contributed to the accident, it suggested that the lack of a structured training programme, with theory and simulation as well as practice flights, combined with a lack of supervision in the air, led the captain to try out techniques outside the recommended performance envelope of both the Nimrod and the display. The recommendations of the RAF inquiry as regards the display of the Nimrod saw a change in the selection of display crews - up to this point, several Nimrod captains and crews per display season were selected.

Following the inquiry, it was decided that a single crew, made up of instructors, would be specially selected from the Nimrod Operational Conversion Unit, rather than from operational squadrons. Eleven years after the accident in Toronto, another Nimrod from 120 Squadron was destroyed in a crash, this time on an operational flight over Kandahar in Afghanistan. 1995 Royal Air Force Nimrod R1 ditching 2006 Royal Air Force Nimrod crash