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Raimund Harmstorf

Raimund Harmstorf was a German actor. He became famous as the protagonist of a German TV mini series based on Jack London's the Sea-Wolf and starred on in another German TV series based on Jules Verne's Michael Strogoff. Harmstorf was the son of a doctor from Hamburg, he soon became a regional master of the decathlon. He studied medicine music and performing arts. From the beginning of the 1960s he started performing in smaller TV productions, his breakthrough was in 1971 with the TV series The Sea-Wolf, based on Jack London's novel, where he played the evil-minded Captain Larsen. He played in several spaghetti westerns along with Bud Spencer, Franco Nero and Charlton Heston. Toward the end of his career he was affected by Parkinson's disease and weakened by a regimen of heavy medication, his illness and vulnerability was exploited by the tabloids. He committed suicide by hanging himself, his death caused a scandal. German tabloids were investigated. In particular Bild was blamed because Bild had published Harmstorf's suicide on its main page before his actual death.

Harmstorf's girlfriend confirmed that the actor had already been dismayed after he had read this article before the news had been quoted on Germany's popular TV channel RTL Television. The following is a selection of Harmstorf's roles in film: Raimund Harmstorf on IMDb Raimund Harmstorf on a page dedicated to Italian western films Fanpage

Duane Pasco

Duane Pasco is an American artist. He is known for his indigenous-style work and as a teacher of Northwest Coast art, in particular as a key contributor to reviving the'Ksan style. Pasco was raised in Alaska and Seattle, is of English and Irish descent, he has been professionally active since his first gallery showing in 1966, working in both carving and two-dimensional formats. In 1967, he took a leave of absence from his then-employment for a steel-construction company, in order to move beyond what he describes as making "curios" and pursue art education full-time, he again made a major change in approach in 1976. At both these times, he was influenced in his artistic development by the writings and works of artist and historian Bill Holm, he has taught classes at many universities and schools in Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, notably the Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Indian Art, where he influenced artists such as Walter Harris. He is a associate of Nuu-Chah-Nulth artist Joe David.

Pasco is a noted canoe carver, mentoring novice canoe carvers and assisting them in the steaming process. His carved totems are publicly viewable in Seattle at Occidental Park and Seattle Center, in Sitka, Alaska at Sitka National Historical Park, he is a expounder of Chinook Jargon. In the early 1990s he published the bi-monthly Tenas Wawa newsletter in Poulsbo, where he continues to live. Official website Online display of works by Duane Pasco held at the Stonington Gallery, Pioneer Square, Seattle

Boggle

Boggle is a word game invented by Allan Turoff and distributed by Parker Brothers. The game is played using a plastic grid of lettered dice, in which players attempt to find words in sequences of adjacent letters; the game begins by shaking a covered tray of 16 cubic dice, each with a different letter printed on each of its sides. The dice settle into a 4 × 4 tray so. After they have settled into the grid, a three-minute sand timer is started and all players begin the main phase of play; each player searches for words that can be constructed from the letters of sequentially adjacent cubes, where "adjacent" cubes are those horizontally and diagonally neighboring. Words must be at least three letters long, may include singular and plural separately, but may not use the same letter cube more than once per word; each player records all the words. After three minutes have elapsed, all players must stop writing and the game enters the scoring phase. In the scoring phase, each player reads off their list of discovered words.

If two or more players wrote the same word, it is removed from all players' lists. Any player may challenge the validity of a word, in which case a nominated dictionary is used to verify or refute it. For all words remaining after duplicates have been eliminated, points are awarded based on the length of the word; the winner is the player whose point total is highest, with any ties broken by count of long words. One cube is printed with "Qu"; this is because Q is nearly always followed by U in English words, if there were a Q in Boggle, it would be challenging to use if a U did not, by chance, appear next to it. For the purposes of scoring Qu counts as two letters: squid would score two points despite being formed from a chain of only four cubes. Early versions of the game had a "Q" without the accompanying "u"; the North American Scrabble Players Association publishes the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, suitable for Boggle. This dictionary includes all variant forms of words up to eight letters in length.

A puzzle book entitled 100 Boggle Puzzles offering 100 game positions was published in the UK in 2003 but is no longer in print. Different versions of Boggle have varying distributions of letters. For example, a more modern version in the UK has easier letters, such as only one K, but an older version has two Ks and a more awkward letter distribution. Using the sixteen cubes in a standard Boggle set, the list of longest words that can be formed includes inconsequentially, quadricentennials, sesquicentennials, all seventeen-letter words made possible by q and u appearing on the same face of one cube. Words within words are allowed, for example: master, the two separate words being mast and aster. Neither the cubes nor the board may be touched. Parker Brothers has introduced several licensed variations on the game; as of 2006, only Boggle Junior and Travel Boggle continue to be manufactured and marketed in North America alongside the standard Boggle game, apart from a licensed keychain miniature version.

Boggle Junior is a much simplified version intended for young children. Boggle Travel is a car-friendly version of the standard 4×4 set; the compact, zippered case includes pencils and small pads of paper, as well as an electronic timer, notably, a cover made from a soft plastic that produces much less noise when the board is shaken. Big Boggle marketed as Boggle Master and Boggle Deluxe, featured a 5×5 tray, disallowed 3-letter words; some editions of the Big Boggle set included an adapter which could convert the larger grid into a standard 4×4 Boggle grid. In the United Kingdom, Hasbro UK markets Super Boggle, which features both the 4×4 and 5×5 grid and an electronic timer which flashes to indicate the start and finish. Despite the game's popularity in North America, no version of Boggle offering a 5×5 grid was marketed outside Europe for an extended period until 2011, when Winning Moves revived the Big Boggle name for a new version, their variant features a two-letter die with popular letter combinations such as Th and In.

In 2008, Parker Brothers released a self-contained version of the game with the dice sealed inside a plastic unit, featuring an integrated timer. Although the older version has been discontinued, some retailers refer to the newer one as "Boggle Reinvention" to avoid confusion. In 2012, Winning Moves released. In addition to the two-letter dice with popular letter combinations, there is a die containing three faces which are solid squares; these solid squares represent a word stop, a space which may not be used in any word. The other changes are that the time limit was increased from 3 minutes to 4 minutes, 3-letter words are no longer allowed, there is a modified scoring scheme, outlined below. Other Boggle variants have included: A version of the standard 4×4 set that included a special red "Boggle challenge cube," featuring six uncommon letters. Bonus points are awarded for all words making use of the red cube. Boggle CD-ROM, a version for Windows and marketed by Hasbro Interactive, including both 4×4 and 5×5 versions, several 3-D versions, facilities allowing up to four players to compete directly over the Internet.

Body Boggle, more akin to Twister than it is to standard Boggle. Two players work together as a team, using their hands and feet to spell words on a large floor mat containing pre-printed Boggle letters. Boggle Bowl

Seongbuk-dong

Seongbuk-dong is a dong, neighbourhood of Seongbuk-gu in Seoul, South Korea. Seongbuk-dong is a village located in the north of Seoul, nestled in the hills overlooking the city. A large proportion of the residences are owned by wealthy households, it is where many ambassadorial residences are located. When Yi Seong-gye, Taejo of Joseon, announced the capital of Joseon as Seoul, began to call the northern rampart connecting Sukjeongmun and Dongsomun, Seongbuk; the town was called Nogumetgol. Nogume is a bowl of rice cooked in a brass or copper kettle prepared to offer the spirits of mountains and lakes during religious ceremonies. Ancient legends say that after a woman prayed every day with nogume, her husband came back after leaving the house; the village was called Dodukgol, having steep mountains with lots of thieves. In mid-Joseon, Bukdun of Eoyeoungcheong was established to protect the city; the first settlers were sent to farm the area, but because of the harsh environment, it was impossible to farm crops, people began to leave the town.

To solve the problem, King Yeongjo gave the citizens of Seongbuk-dong a privilege to whitewash clothes and ferment soybeans needed in the palace. These privileged jobs became the origin of the names of certain parts of the city. Although life in Seongbuk-dong was harsh for commoners, the noble class visited the village because of its beautiful nature. Seongbuk-dong was the place where seongamrae was held. At 1400, seongamdan was built at Seongbuk area and performed ancestral rites for Seoreung whom known as the first one to teach the method for breeding silkworms for the people; the unique point of this ceremony was the thing. Seongamrae was managed by the women who worked at the palace. 1908, shinwi had moved to sagikdan and only the trace is left at the Seongbuk-dong, seongamdan is the sageok 83th. In 1930~40, the town was such an underdeveloped rural area that pheasants and wolves were found in backyards. During the Japanese colonial period, the Japanese imperial family moved into the town to enjoy rural life in secluded mountains and brought in convenient facilities along with them.

However, most of the original civilians were too poor. The Japanese used the local administrative organization for the exploitation of the people, but the seongbukgeongheo had an identity of autonomy group of citizens. Seongbukgeongheo tried to solve problems of the region by the understanding of the citizens who belong to Seongbuk-dong. After the Korean War, as the economy got stabler, more people moved into the area. Refugees from Hamcheong of Hamgyeong-do moved in and developed a pondok village. Most of the pondoks are now torn down for redevelopment. Since 1968, the opening of Bukaksan Road and completion of Samcheong Tunnel have facilitated traffic after Samcheong-dong-gil and Seongbuk-dong-gil met; this development allowed many embassies to move into the city. Today, Seongbuk-dong developed into a modern city, represented by the well-maintained Seongbukcheon, the remains of the castle, raised apartments; the city is now a unique area where wealthy residents live together. Seongbuk-dong totals 2.85 square kilometers in area.

The city has Bukhan Mountain to the north and is surrounded by the old ramparts of Seoul in a fan shape. According to the 2008 Census, Seoungbuk-dong's population was 19,308. According to the 2016 Census, Seongbuk-dong’s population was 18,397. According to the 2017 Census, Seoungbuk-dong's population was 17,664. Seoul Subway Line 4 01,02,03 Seongbuk town bus During the Joseon Dynasty, many writers and painters set up their hometowns in Seongbuk-dong because the valley of the Seongbuk was the closest hunting grounds and shelter to the city. Seongbuk-dong is a birthplace of a lot of great literary, such as Choi Sung-woo, Yeom Sang-seob, Lee Tae-jun, Han Yong-woon, Kim Kwang-seop. Due to the good accessibility to the blue house, Seongbuk-dong became home to many foreign embassies; because of this, the city has many ambassador's residences, allowing the community to be rather diverse in race and culture compared to other parts of Korea. Seongbuk-dong is located in the west of Seoul, it has control over four dongs designated by customary law: Seongbuk-dong, Seongbuk-dong 1-ga, Dongso-mun 1-ga, Dongso-mun-dong 4-ga.

After the war, the people of Hamgyeong Province started to evacuate and set up this valley as a slum. In the 1960s, when the economic development took place, the mountain villages were broken into one new residential area. Since the late 1970s, Seongbuk-dong became popular for good prospects and environments, luxury houses have begun to enter. In particular, this rumor has spread to the diplomatic community, so the embassy has begun to enter the area, now residences of 30 countries are established. Now, Seongbuk-dong is home to a lot of rich people, but has the last slum of Seoul, Bukjeong town. Therefore, Seongbuk-dong is known for the large gap in economic power between the poor. 성북동 산에 번지가 새로 생기면서 본래 살던 성북동 비둘기만이 번지가 없어졌다. As Seongbuk-dong Mountain is newly developed Only the Seongbuk-dong pigeon which lived lost their address 새벽부터 돌 깨는 산울림에 떨다가 가슴에 금이 갔다. 그래도 성북동 비둘기는 하느님의 광장 같은 새파란 아침 하늘에 성북동 주민에게 축복의 메시지나 전하듯 성북동 하늘을 한 바퀴 휘 돈다. Trembling from the noise of breaking rocks since dawn, their hearts cracked.

Still, the Seongbuk-dong pigeons, in the morning sky, like the square o

Del Fontaine

Del Fontaine ne Raymond Henry Bousquet was a Canadian boxer who fought between 1925 and 1935. He is most notable within boxing for winning the Canadian middleweight boxing championship in 1926 and again in 1931. In 1932 he travelled to Britain to continue his boxing career, began a relationship with Hilda Meeks of Bristol. In 1935, Fontaine was arrested and convicted of the murder of Miss Meeks and was hanged at Wandsworth Prison. Fontaine's boxing style was described as aggressive and crowd-pleasing, but with a poor regard for defence. French Canadian Fontaine was a resident of Winnipeg, with his first recorded boxing match against Sammy Hudson, a fellow Canadian from Moose Jaw. Fontaine won the bout by knockout in the fifth. Fontaine was unbeaten in his next six matches, including a draw with Jack Reddick, at the time Canadian light heavyweight champion. On 14 August 1925, Fontaine faced Harry Dillon at Regina, Saskatchewan for the vacant Canadian middleweight title; the fight went the distance of ten rounds, Dillon won the Championship on a points decision.

Despite his first professional defeat, Fontaine returned to his original form, finishing his next four contests undefeated. On 8 May 1926, Fontaine had his second attempt at the Canadian middleweight belt which had become vacant. Fought in Ottawa against Henry Henning, Fontaine won the match and the title in the second round with a technical knockout over his opponent. From this point, Fontaine attracted a better class of fighter, beginning with his first fight outside Canada, travelling to Philadelphia in a win over experienced American Bobby Marriott, his biggest fight to date came on 16 August 1926 when Welsh fighter Frank Moody travelled from the U. S. to Canada to face Fontaine. The contest went the distance, with Moody victorious. Fontaine finished the year with two bouts in the U. S. a win over Joe Anderson followed by a points loss to Rocky Smith. The following year Fontaine travelled around the U. S. and Canada fighting with mixed results. His most notable fight that year was against Vincent Forgione.

After losing to Forgione by points in their first encounter, Fontaine was knocked out for the first time in his professional career when he faced Forgione for their second contest in July 1927. Fontaine continued fighting in North America over the next four years, at the end of 1931 he faced Ted Moore, regaining the Canadian middleweight title. In early 1931 Fontaine travelled from Canada to the United Kingdom by cattle boat to further his boxing career. Over the next three years Fontaine faced many of Britain's most successful middleweight boxers, including Billy Bird, Jack Casey, Gipsy Daniels, Tommy Farr, Jack Hyams and Harry Mason. From his arrival in the U. K. Fontaine's fight record was good with 23 wins, 4 losses and 3 draws, but from November 1933 his form took a terrible reversal with 4 wins, 16 losses and 2 draws; this string of poor results would be used as Fontaine's defence during his murder trial, with his defence counsel stating he was "punch drunk" and therefore of diminished responsibility.

Although Fontaine had a wife and children back in Canada, he had begun a two-year relationship with 21-year-old Hilda Meeks whilst living in Britain. Bristol-born Meeks was a one-time West End waitress, with dreams of becoming a dancer. Hilda was described by her friends as "flighty". On 10 July 1935, she was caught by Fontaine making a date with another man on the telephone. Fontaine, known to drink, confronted Meeks, taking the phone from her and challenged the man she was speaking to. Meeks' mother came into the room to protect her daughter and Fontaine pulled out a revolver; as Meeks ran into the street, Fontaine fatally shot her, he fired a second shot into her mother. When Sam Meeks, Hilda's father, returned home he saw Fontaine carrying his daughter back into the house. Fontaine stated "I've done for her and done for the old woman", showing that he believed he had killed both women, though in fact the mother had survived. At the trial Fontaine's defence contended that the boxer was suffering from acute depression and was "punch drunk".

The defence called upon Ted Lewis, a former welterweight champion, who stated "Del shouldn't have been in the ring at all for his last fight. He wasn't in a fit state.... As a boxer, he has received more punishment than anyone I have seen." Sam Meeks countered the claim believing that Fontaine had thrown his fights. Fontaine was sentenced to death by hanging. By the time the execution date had been decided, protests had started pleading for a reprieve. A long petition was to no avail. On the morning of 29 October 1935 a crowd gathered outside Wandsworth Prison, hymns were sung and politicians made anti-capital punishment speeches; that morning Fontaine was executed. Fontaine left a note, she turned me against my own wife." A warden at the prison is quoted as saying "He was the bravest fellow we saw go to the scaffold." Professional boxing record for Del Fontaine from BoxRec