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Mesih Pasha

Mesih Pasha or Misac Pasha was an Ottoman statesman of Byzantine Greek origin, being a nephew of the last Roman emperor, Constantine XI Palaiologos. He served as Kapudan Pasha of the Ottoman Navy and was Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire in 1501. Mesih was related to the last ruling dynasty of the Byzantine Empire. According to the 16th-century Ecthesis Chronica, he was the son of a certain Gidos Palaiologos, identified by the contemporary Historia Turchesca as a brother of a Byzantine emperor; this emperor is held to have been Constantine XI Palaiologos, the last Byzantine emperor, killed during the Fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in 1453. If true, since Constantine XI died childless, had the Ottomans failed to conquer Constantinople, Mesih or Hass Murad might have succeeded him. Instead, Mesih rose to become one of the most powerful men in the state that destroyed the Byzantine Empire; the Byzanto-Italian chronicler Theodore Spandounes, who claimed that Mesih was the brother of his own paternal grandmother, wrote that Mesih was ten years old at the time of Constantinople's fall.

He and two of his brothers, one of whom was Hass Murad Pasha, were captured, converted to Islam, raised as pages under the auspices of Sultan Mehmed II, as part of the devşirme system. Mesih is first attested in historical accounts in 1470, by which time he was the sanjak bey of Gallipoli; as the chief Ottoman naval base, the post entailed command over much of the Ottoman fleet. In this capacity he distinguished himself in the Ottoman conquest of Euboea from the Venetians during the Ottoman–Venetian War of 1463–1479. However, Venetian archives document that soon after he offered to surrender Gallipoli and its fleet to Venice, in exchange for 40,000 gold ducats and the possibility to become ruler over the Morea, which had long been a semi-autonomous despotate under the Palaiologoi emperors. Mesih was raised to the rank of vizier in the central imperial government in 1476 or early 1477, his failure to take Rhodes led to his dismissal from the vizierate, but he retained his governorship of Gallipoli and his post as commander-in-chief of the navy.

The late 16th-century historian Münejjim Bashi includes Mesih among Mehmed II's Grand Viziers, but this is most a confusion due to his post as vizier during this period. Following the death of Mehmed II, the leading devşirme military officials were able to place Bayezid II on the throne; as a leading member of this faction, Mesih returned to the divan as vizier. Relying on the support of the Janissaries, the chief devşirme leader, the Grand Vizier Gedik Ahmed Pasha, flaunted his power and was said to be sympathetic to Bayezid's rival half-brother, Cem. Mesih, on the other hand, was careful to earn Bayezid's trust and opposing Cem's claims. In summer 1482, Bayezid had Gedik Ahmed imprisoned in the palace. In response, the enraged Janissaries invaded the palace, Mesih was sent to negotiate with them, he was able to appease them by promising, among other things, that only members of the devşirme would become viziers. Mesih thus demonstrated both his loyalty and his diplomatic skills, managed to become one of a small group of devşirme officials who henceforth came to dominate the divan.

In order to counterbalance them, Bayezid began sending trusted chief eunuchs to important provincial governorships. Mesih's diplomatic credentials were further burnished when Cem fled to the Knights Hospitaller in Rhodes. In the ensuing negotiations, Gedik Ahmed took up an intransigent stance, but Mesih managed to find a mutually acceptable compromise, further elevating him in the eyes of the Sultan. Mesih's support within the palace allowed him to weather the deposition and execution of Gedik Ahmed on 18 November 1482. By February 1483, he had advanced to second vizier within the divan; some sources suggest that he succeeded Ishak Pasha as Grand Vizier in autumn 1483, remaining in the post until 1485, but most historians consider that Davud Pasha held the position during that time, with Mesih as his deputy, as is recorded in contemporary documents. For unknown reasons, in January 1485 Mesih fell into disfavour with Bayezid and was dismissed again from the vizierate, being demoted to subashi of Filibe.

He was sent to Kaffa, a popular place of exile for disgraced officials, as its sanjak bey. He remained there until replaced in 1489, is next mentioned in 1497 as sanjak bey of Akkerman. In the latter post he was instrumental in stopping a Polish action in Moldavia during the Polish–Ottoman War ), regained imperial favour by dispatching captured Polish nobles and 29 captured standards to Bayezid. Following his victory, Mesih performed the pilgrimage to Mecca in 1499; this seems to confirm reports of Mesih's religiosity—Spandounes wrote that "he was a fierce enemy of the Christians"—particularly since no other Ottoman viziers or sultans of the period performed the pilgrimage due to the heavy demands of office. In addition, as Halil İnalcık suggests, the pilgrimage was an excellent excuse to leave his post and visit Constantinople, where to work for his recall. Indeed, with another Ottoman–Venetian war having broken out, Mesih's naval expertise and knowledge of the Venetians led to his reinstatement as second vizier in the divan upon his return from Mecca, under the Grand Vizier Yakub Pasha.

In spring 1501, Mesih was named Grand Vizi

El SeƱor de los Cielos (season 6)

The sixth season of El Señor de los Cielos, an American television series created by Luis Zelkowicz, that premiered on Telemundo on May 8, 2018 and concluded on 24 September 2018. The season was ordered in May 2017. Aurelio Casillas recovered all the lost fortune and feels the need to retire, but it is time for retribution, the hatred that he sowed since he sold his soul to the drug trafficking demon is now knocking on his door with the face and blood of the many innocent people he destroyed. Aurelio will understand that his riches are an illusion, that after being the great hunter he was, he will now become the prey; the women he mistreated, the men he betrayed, the political puppets he put in power, his own children will turn against him. Rafael Amaya as Aurelio Casillas Carmen Aub as Rutila Casillas Robinson Díaz as El Cabo Guy Ecker as Joe Navarro Alberto Guerra as El Chema Venegas Alejandro López as El Súper Javi Francisco Gattorno as Gustavo Casasola Jesús Moré as Omar Terán Robles Lisa Owen as Alba Casillas Miguel Varoni as Leandro Quezada Ninel Conde as Evelina López Carlos Bardem as El Chivo Ahumada Isabella Castillo as Diana Ahumada Roberto Escobar as Comandante José Valdés María Conchita Alonso as Nora Requena Iván Arana as Ismael Casillas Fernando Noriega as El Rojo Flores Hector Bonilla as El Rayo López Matías Novoa as Amado Leal "El Águila Azul" On March 30, 2018 People en Español magazine confirmed the first confirmed actors for the season, which are Rafael Amaya, Carmen Aub, Iván Arana, Lisa Owen, Alejandro López, Jesús Moré.

This season features the return of Robinson Díaz as El Cabo, new cast members including María Conchita Alonso, Juana Arias, Carlos Bardem, Isabella Castillo, Ninel Conde, Guy Ecker, Alberto Guerra, Thali García, Dayana Garroz, Francisco Gattorno, Fernando Noriega, among others. After Mauricio Ochmann announced that he would no longer playing El Chema, actor Alberto Guerra joins the series with the same character as Ochmann; the premiere of the sixth season was watched by 2.14 million viewers, which made Telemundo position itself as the Spanish-language network most watched at 10pm/9c, thus outperforming its Por amar sin ley competition, that it only obtained a total of 1.44 million viewers. After the good reception obtained by the first two episodes of the season, Telemundo renewed the series for a seventh season during the Upfront for the 2018–19 television season

Banner Lane

Banner Lane was the site of a wartime shadow factory in Coventry, run by Standard Motor Company and dedicated to making Bristol Hercules aero engines. The war-surplus plant was taken over by Standard in 1946 to make Ferguson tractors and it was made Standard's registered office. After the 1959 sale of Standard's part-ownership of the tractor partnership to Massey Ferguson, it became Massey Ferguson's base for tractor-building operations until production ceased in 2002 and the site was redeveloped for housing. In May 1939, the Air Ministry sought a facility to manufacture Bristol Hercules aero engines and construction of a plant commenced that year on an 80-acre green-field site just outside Coventry. With over 1 million square feet of floor space, the Banner Lane site was one of the largest shadow factories erected at Government expense, costing £1.7 million to build and set up for production. The new plant luckily missed the summer and autumn 1940 bombing raids of the Coventry Blitz and was functioning before the end of that year.

Its curious similarity to other shadow factories was because the buildings were designed by the Government's own architects. The business was run, for a £40,000 per annum management fee, by Standard Motor Company enabling products and plant to benefit from Standard's expertise in making similar, if much less complex, products. With some of the parts being produced at Rover's shadow factory at Acocks Green, the Hercules engines were complex machines of 38.7 litres capacity having 14 cylinders in two radial rows using sleeve valves rather than poppet valves, with an output of 1,290–1,735 horsepower depending on application. When production ended in 1945 more than 20,000 Hercules engines had been built. Other wartime products managed by Standard but made at Canley, the location of a further shadow factory nearby, included the Bristol Beaufighter and De Havilland Mosquito twin-engined fighter bombers together with a variety of other matériel. After the war the shadow factory was no longer required by Bristol.

However, discussions between Standard and Harry Ferguson in 1945 to build Ferguson tractors in the UK resulted in Standard signing a 10-year lease for the Banner Lane plant costing £36,000 per annum. The intention was to build up to 500 tractors per day for which Standard would receive a fee for each one produced, from mid-1946 until the end of 1947 over 20,800 new tractors had been built. At the height of production over 6,000 people were employed, in 10 years more than 500,000 Ferguson TE tractors had been produced at Banner Lane. Disagreements between Standard and Ferguson culminated in Standard breaking all connections with both Ferguson and tractor production in the summer of 1959. By this time Harry Ferguson Ltd had formed a merger with Massey Harris to become Massey-Harris-Ferguson shortened to Massey Ferguson. All Standard's tractor assets were sold to Massey Ferguson as of 31 August 1959 and Banner Lane entered the sole ownership of Massey Ferguson. By 2000, the plant covered 1.8 million ft2 and tractor output was in excess of 70,000 per annum, the majority for export.

In order to rationalise production it was decided that either Beauvais or Banner Lane would be shut down, but pressure from the French Government and workers made Beauvais the more difficult of the two to close, sealing Banner Lane's fate. Production came to an end on Christmas Eve 2002 when the last tractor, number 3,307,996 was completed; the enormous task of decommissioning, demolition of the plant and site clearance ended with the demolition of the 16-storey tower block on 8 July 2012 using high-explosive charges. And a housing development called Bannerbrook Park now occupies the site on which it has been planned to build in the region of 1,000 new homes, together with an entire infrastructure including shops and a school. A Massey Ferguson memorial to the tractor production facility has been erected on the site. Video made at the time of the demolition of the tower block Aerial photograph of the original factory site illustrating wartime camouflage, taken April 1946

Terry Puhl

Terry Stephen Puhl is a Canadian former professional baseball outfielder. He played all or part of fifteen seasons in Major League Baseball with the Houston Astros. Puhl is a member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in Ontario, he is the head coach of University of Houston–Victoria's baseball team and was the manager of the Canada national baseball team. Puhl was raised in Melville, Saskatchewan. In high school, he played baseball, volleyball and football. Pitching on a Midget League team, he led the club to a Canadian championship and was named the nation's outstanding pitcher, he was signed by the Houston Astros in 1973. Astros scout Harry Morgan signed Puhl to play in the outfield, a role that the pitcher had never played before. Puhl made his professional debut with the rookie-league Covington Astros the following season, batting.284. Over the next three seasons, he advanced through the Astros' farm system, playing with the single-A Dubuque Packers in 1975 splitting the season between the double-A Columbus Astros and the triple-A Memphis Blues in 1976, with the triple-A Charleston Charlies in 1977.

Puhl was called up to the majors in July 1977, never returned to the minor leagues. He was installed as the club's regular left fielder, replacing Jim Fuller. In his first major league game, on July 12, Puhl entered as a defensive replacement for Fuller; the following day, he got his first hit in the 13th inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, off reliever Elías Sosa. That inning, Puhl scored the winning run on Bob Watson's double, he finished the 1977 season with a.301 batting average in 60 games. The following year, he was the sole Astro selected as a National League All-Star. In the 1980 championship series against the Philadelphia Phillies, Puhl set a NL-championship series record with a.526 batting average in a losing cause, the best performance by a hitter in a play-off series. As of 2019, Puhl has the 19th best lifetime fielding percentage by an outfielder. In 1981, he was named Canadian Baseball player of the year. A pulled hamstring in 1985 and an ankle injury in 1986 reduced Puhl's playing time.

Puhl was granted free agent status in 1990, signed with the New York Mets on December 13, 1990. He was released by the Mets during spring training on April 1, 1991, signed by the Kansas City Royals on April 25, 1991. Puhl's final MLB game was on May 29, 1991, after which he was released by the Royals on June 9, ending his MLB career. Puhl's career statistics included a.280 batting average, 62 home runs, 676 runs, 435 RBIs, 217 stolen bases. He accumulated 1,361 hits in 1,531 games. Puhl was effective in postseason play, batting.372 in 13 games over three series. After Puhl's retirement in 1991, he was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 and to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995. In November 2006, Puhl was inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame. In August 2006, Puhl coached the Canadian National Senior team at the Olympic qualifier in Cuba. Canada advanced to the next round of qualifiers in 2007. In a 15–12 defeat of Panama, Puhl replaced catcher David Corrente with pinch hitter Reed Eastley in the eighth inning, despite the fact that Corrente had four hits in four at bats.

Eastley hit. In the bottom of the ninth, Reed Eastley came to bat for a second time, this time with the bases loaded and the game on the line. Puhl instead called on pinch hitter Jeremy Ware. In November 2006, Puhl was announced as the first head baseball coach at the University of Houston–Victoria; the UHV Jaguars were an independent team of the NAIA, but beginning in the 2015-16 season will compete as a member of the NAIA's Red River Athletic Conference. Puhl's son, Stephen Puhl, was a minor league baseball player. Selected in the 17th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft by the New York Mets, Stephen was a catcher in the Mets system in 2006 and pitched for the organization in 2007 and 2008. List of Major League Baseball players from Canada UHV Jaguars Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet Terry Puhl at SABR Terry Puhl at Pura Pelota

Steffen Landgraf

Steffen Landgraf is a former German long jumper / decathlete and an active scientist in forensic psychiatry and clinical neuroscience. Between 1998 and 2004, Steffen competed for the LG Nike Berlin. In 2001, he won the German championship title with the 4 × 200 m relay at the Deutsche Leichtathletik-Hallenmeisterschaften 2001|German Indoor Championships in Dortmund, he won the Bronze medal with the 4 × 400 m relay in Dortmund 2001. His is a German decathlon team champion, winning at the German outdoor multi-events championships in Vaterstetten in 2004. On June 4, 2001, he jumped his career best of 7.84m in Wesel and qualified for the U23-European Championships in Amsterdam, where he finished 15th. In 2001, he won the German U23 title in the 4 × 100 m relay and the U23 Silver medal in the long jump at the German U23-Championship in Schweinfurt, he was German junior champion with the 4 × 100 m relay at the German U20-Championships in Duisburg in 1999 and at the German U18-Championships in Lüdenscheid in 1997.

He won the Bronze medal in the long jump in Duisburg in 1999 and placed 4th in the long jump at the German U20-Championships in Berlin in 1998 and 8th at the German U18-Championships in Lüdenscheid in 1997. During his active time, Steffen Landgraf was coached by Klaus Beer, the former Olympic Silver medalist in the long jump in Mexico City in 1969, Rainer Pottel, the former Olympian in the decathlon in Moscow in 1980. From 2001 to 2004, Steffen was part of the Track and Field Team at the University of Minnesota, with whom he won the „Outdoor Big Ten Championships“. In the 2003 Big Ten Conference Meeting, he was elected the runner-up in the long jump, placing second. During his time in Minneapolis, he was trained by Phil Lundin and former NCAA decathlon champion Mario Sategna. In 2004, Steffen Landgraf ended his Field career. Today, he is a voluntary coach at the LG Telis Finanz Regensburg. Steffen Landgraf is the son of Monika Zehrt, the German two-time Olympic champion from Munich 1972 and former world record holder in the 400m dash and the 4 × 400 m relay.

Steffen Landgraf went to Coubertin Gymnasium in Berlin until 2000. From 2001 to 2004, he studied psychology and Spanish in the B. A. honors' program of the University of Minnesota, USA. From 2004 to 2007, he studied psychology at Germany. In 2010, he obtained his doctoral degree in clinical neuroscience in a binational Ph. D. program from the Sorbonne Université Paris and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His supervisors were Marie-Odile Krebs and Elke van der Meer; the topic of his dissertation was: „Cognitive markers in early psychosis: reference frames in spatial cognition and visual scanning-strategies as stage markers in schizophrenia“. Three years at the age of 33 years, Steffen obtained assistant professorship at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, his habilitation topic was: „The evolution of problems lies within the acting individual“. He is author of multiple international English peer-reviewed scientific articles on topics of schizophrenia and intelligence, his theory on the association between visual dysfunctions and the risk of developing psychotic symptoms was published in the Open-Access-Journal Frontiers in Psychology in 2013.

The „Protection Against Schizophrenia“ Model gained large scientific attention, because it postulates mechanisms of how congenital blindness protects against the development of psychotic symptoms and schizophrenia. Steffen Landgraf has obtained numerous awards for his scientific achievements; the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry and the International Symposium on Schizophrenia. Awarded Steffen Landgraf their prestigious Young Scientist Awards in Paris, France, 2009 and in Berne, Switzerland, 2010, respectively. Since 2012, Steffen Landgraf works as a permanent lecturer at the Department of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Universität Regensburg at the Bezirksklinikum Regensburg. Long Jump: 7,84m Long Jump: 7,43m Decathlon: 6555 points Heptathlon: 5103 points Steffen Landgraf on the Website of the University of Regensburg IAAF Profile Steffen Landgraf Landgraf, S.. "To see or not to see:, the question." The "Protection-Against-Schizophrenia" model: evidence from congenital blindness and visuo-cognitive aberrations".

Frontiers in Psychology. 4: 352. Doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00352. PMC 3696841. PMID 23847557. Landgraf, S.. "Cognitive Identity in Schizophrenia. Vision and Body Perception from prodrome to syndrome". Current Psychiatry Reviews. 8: 119–139. Doi:10.2174/1573400511208020119. Landgraf, S.. "Inflexible information acquisition strategies mediate visuo-spatial reasoning in stabilized schizophrenia patients". The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. 12: 608–619. Doi:10.3109/15622975.2010.544329. Landgraf, S.. "Visuo-spatial cognition in schizophrenia: Confirmation of a preference for local information processing". Schizophrenia Research. 127: 163–170. Doi:10.1016/j.schres.2010.11.027. Landgraf, S.. "Real world referencing and schizophrenia: are we experiencing the same reality?". Neuropsychologia. 48: 2922–2930. Doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.05.034. Landgraf, S.. "Memory-guided saccade abnormalities in schizophr

UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway

UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway was a mixed martial arts event held at the Ginásio José Corrêa in Barueri, Brazil on December 20, 2014; the event was the second that the UFC has hosted in Barueri, following UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields in October 2013; the event was headlined by a middleweight bout between C. B. Dollaway and Lyoto Machida. Rony Jason was expected to face Tom Niinimäki at the event. However, Jason pulled out of the bout on December 10 and was replaced by promotional newcomer Renato Moicano. Dan Miller was expected to face Daniel Sarafian at the event. However, Miller pulled out of the bout on December 11 and was replaced by promotional newcomer Antônio dos Santos Jr. During the main card broadcast, it was announced that former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson had signed a new deal to return to the UFC; the following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses: Fight of the Night: None awarded Performance of the Night: Lyoto Machida, Renan Barão, Erick Silva and Vitor Miranda List of UFC events 2014 in UFC