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Michael Egnor

Michael Egnor is a pediatric neurosurgeon and intelligent design supporter who writes for the Discovery Institute blog. He is a professor at the Department of Neurological Surgery at Stony Brook University, a position held since 1991. Egnor completed medical school at Columbia University. Egnor rejected evolutionary theory after reading Michael Denton's book Evolution: A Theory in Crisis and said "claims of evolutionary biologists go wildly beyond the evidence." In 2007 he joined the Discovery Institute's Evolution Views blog. Biologist Jerry Coyne responded to Egnor's article by criticising Egnor's lack of scientific credentials and claiming Egnor accepted discredited claims and "Egnor is decades out of date and shows no sign of knowing anything at all about evolutionary biology in the 21st century." Egnor is a signatory to the Discovery Institute intelligent design campaign A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism and Physicians and Surgeons who Dissent from Darwinism. In March 2007, when the Alliance for Science sponsored an essay contest for high school students on the topic "Why I would want my doctor to have studied evolution," Egnor responded by posting an essay on the Discovery Institute's intelligent design blog claiming that evolution was irrelevant to medicine.

Dr. Burt Humburg criticized him on the blog Panda's Thumb citing the benefits of evolution to medicine and, contrary to Egnor's claim, that doctors do study evolution. Egnor appeared in Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. In the film, Ben Stein describes this as "Darwinists were quick to try and exterminate this new threat," and Egnor says he was shocked by the "viciousness" and "baseness" of the response; the website Expelled Exposed, created by the NCSE, responded by saying that Egnor must never have been to the Internet before. In 2005 Egnor operated on a young boy whose head was crushed by his father's SUV; the case was reported in Good Morning America and New York Magazine. Egnor resides in Stony Brook, New York with his wife. Egnor is a Catholic. Michael Egnor at Stony Brook University

Hal Patterson

Harold "Prince Hal" Edward Patterson was a star American college basketball player at the University of Kansas, a professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League Montreal Alouettes and Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Patterson is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, in 2006, was voted one of the CFL's Top 50 players of the league's modern era by Canadian sports network TSN. Born in Garden City, Kansas in 1932, Patterson was a football and basketball star at the University of Kansas, he was the second-leading rebounder for Kansas' 1953 national runner-up team that lost the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship game by a single point to Indiana University. An end with the Jayhawks football team, he lettered in baseball. Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League in the 1954 NFL Draft, Hal Patterson opted to sign with the Montreal Alouettes of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union in 1954. Known as "Prince" Hal, in 1956, he won the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy the Schenley Award as the Canadian Rugby Union's Outstanding Player as a tight end.

That same year, Patterson set a record that has yet to be matched, when he caught passes for 338 yards in a single game and set the record of 88 catches that stood up for 11 years before Terry Evanshen broke it in 1967. He set records with 1914 receiving yards, 2039 scrimmage yards and 2858 all purpose yards, his receiving yards record stood until 1983. His all purpose yards record stood until 1984. Patterson was a member of the Alouettes until being part of a controversial trade in 1960 that sent him to the last-place Hamilton Tiger-Cats with fellow Montreal star quarterback Sam Etcheverry. Patterson's impact was immediate, as he helped to lead the Tiger-Cats to the 1961 Grey Cup, where the Ti-Cats lost in overtime to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Hal Patterson still holds the record of 580 yards for most pass-receiving yards in Grey Cup history. Patterson scored 54 touchdowns in his 14-year Canadian pro career and had 34 games with at least 100 yards in pass receptions, he was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1971.

In November 2006, Patterson was voted one of the CFL's top 50 players in a poll conducted by Canadian sports network TSN. On November 21, 2008, the Montreal Alouettes retired Patterson's number 75, he died on November 21, 2011. Early in his career, he was a triple threat, running back kickoffs, several for touchdowns, played defensive back

Latvian orthography

Latvian orthography used a system based upon German phonetic principles, while the Latgalian dialect was written using Polish orthographic principles. The present-day Latvian orthography was developed by the Knowledge Commission of the Riga Latvian Association in 1908, was approved the same year by the orthography commission under the leadership of Kārlis Mīlenbahs and Jānis Endzelīns, its basis is the Latin script and it was introduced by law from 1920 to 1922 in the Republic of Latvia. For the most part it is phonetic in. Today, the Latvian standard alphabet consists of 33 letters; the modern standard Latvian alphabet uses 22 unmodified letters of the Latin alphabet. The Latvian alphabet lacks Q, W, X and Y; these letters are not used in Latvian for writing foreign geographical names. Džordžs Volkers Bušs. However, these four letters can be used in mathematics and sometimes in brand names: their names are kū, dubult vē, iks and igrek; the Latvian alphabet has a further eleven letters formed by adding diacritic marks to some letters.

The vowel letters A, I and U can take a macron to show length, unmodified letters being short. The letters C, S and Z, which in unmodified form are pronounced, can be marked with a caron; these marked letters, Č, Š and Ž are pronounced, respectively. The letters Ģ, Ķ, Ļ and Ņ are written with a small comma placed below, they represent the sounds, and. Non-standard varieties of Latvian add extra letters to this standard set; the letters F and H appear only in loanwords. The letters CH, Ō and Ŗ were used in the Latvian alphabet; the last of these stood for the palatalized dental trill /rʲ/, still used in some dialects but not in the standard language, hence the letter Ŗ was removed from the alphabet on 5 June 1946, when the Latvian SSR legislature passed a regulation that replaced it with R in print. Similar reforms replacing CH with H, Ō with O, were enacted over the next few years; the letters CH, Ō and Ŗ continue to be used in print throughout most of the Latvian diaspora communities, whose founding members left their homeland before the post-World War II Soviet-era language reforms.

An example of a publication in Latvia today, albeit one aimed at the Latvian diaspora, that uses the older orthography—including the letters CH, Ō and Ŗ—is the weekly newspaper Brīvā Latvija. Latvian has a phonetic spelling. There are only a few exceptions to this: The first is the letter E and its long variation Ē, which are used to write two sounds that represent the short and long versions of either or respectively: ēdu vs. ēdu and dzer vs. dzer The letter O indicates both the short and long, the diphthong. These three sounds are written as O, Ō and Uo in Latgalian, some Latvians campaign for the adoption of this system in standard Latvian. However, the majority of Latvian linguists argue that o and ō are found only in loanwords, with the Uo sound being the only native Latvian phoneme; the digraph Uo was discarded in 1914, the letter Ō has not been used in the standard orthography since 1946. Example: robots vs. robots. Latvian orthography does not distinguish intonation homographs: sējums vs sējums, tā vs tā.

Some spellings based on morphology exist. Latvian orthography uses digraphs Dz, Dž and Ie; the old orthography was based on that of German and did not represent the Latvian language phonemically. At the beginning it was used to write religious texts for German priests to help them in their work with Latvians; the first writings in Latvian were chaotic: there were as many as twelve variations of writing Š. In 1631 the German priest Georg Mancelius tried to systematize the writing, he wrote long vowels according to their position in the word — a short vowel followed by h for a radical vowel, a short vowel in the suffix and vowel with a diacritic mark in the ending indicating two different accents. Consonants were written following the example of German with multiple letters; the old orthography was used until the 20th century when it was replaced by the modern orthography. Lack of software support of diacritics has caused an unofficial style of orthography called translit, to emerge for use in situations when the user is unable to access Latvian diacritic marks on the computer or using cell phone.

It uses only letters of the ISO basic Latin alphabet, letters not used in standard orthography are omitted. In this style, diacritics are replaced by digraphs: ā, ē, ī, ū - aa, ee, ii, uu ļ, ņ, ģ, ķ - lj, nj, gj, kj š - sh Some people may find it difficult to use such methods and either write without any indication of missing diacritic marks or use digraphs only if the diacritic mark in question would make a semantic difference. There is yet another style, sometimes called "Pokémonism", characterised by use of some elements of leet, use of non-Latvian letters, use of c instead of ts, use of z in endings, use of mixed case. Standard QWERTY keyboards are used for writing in Latvian; some keyboard layouts use a modifier key AltGr (most notable of such

The Show Must Go On (ER)

"The Show Must Go On is the 245th episode of the NBC television series ER. Dr. John Carter is back in the States to wrap up his affairs, he purchases half a dozen pizzas for the ER staff, as well as some refreshments. He treats a patient who has injured her wrist. Ray is dealing with. Dr. Archie Morris and Dr. Ray Barnett leave for another party; this party is held on several floors in the back of an apartment building on the balconies at each level. Morris promptly becomes intoxicated, begins vomiting. Barnett goes to help him; the porches collapse, one on top of each other. Carter leaves with Dr. Kovač for his "surprise" farewell party, where most of the attending doctors and his friends are waiting for him. County General stops accepting trauma patients after further problems with the sewer pipes in the hospital leaves them with only one operating room, coupled with the fact that the majority of the ER staff is at Carter's party. 6 people are killed in the porch collapse, some are not hurt too badly.

Five more are critically injured in the accident. Barnett surprises his friends with his handling of the situation; the paramedics on the scene tell Barnett that they are going to take the critically injured to St. Rafe's Hospital because County is closed. County is the only Chicago hospital that has Level I Trauma Status in the show, making it the first choice for such situations. Barnett uses the radio to call County and demands that Abby reopen the ER, otherwise the five critical patients would not make it to the hospital. Dr. Lockhart refuses, as there are no attending physicians and only one OR, but when one of the critical patients dies, she relents. Unable to reach Dr. Kovač by pager, they send a student over to fetch him; the party evaporates, as everyone runs back to the ER to help the victims of the porch collapse. A surprised Carter returns from the restroom to empty tables, they spend some time watching a slideshow of his time at County. The presentation features past ER doctors, including Dr. Doug Ross, Dr. Mark Greene, Dr. Peter Benton.

Dr. Susan Lewis brings Carter back to the ER. Life comes full circle for Carter, he is surprised to learn that he delivered the young girl with the broken wrist 11 years ago in Season 1. Before he leaves he stops by to see Ray and Abby and shares the letter he wrote to himself as an intern under Dr. Greene, that had sat in his locker until this point; as Carter is leaving the hospital for the last time, Dr. Greene and Dr. Benton and Nurse Carol Hathaway are heard in voice-overs. Outside, he finds a fatigued and sober Morris crouching outside. Carter repeats the advice, given to Dr. Greene by Dr. Morgenstern to the new chief resident: "You set the tone." However, still suffering from the hangover registers the advice and Carter, with a chuckle, goes to catch his train. And Carter leaves the Chicago to be with his wife, Kem; the porch collapse featured in this episode is based on the true story of the 2003 Chicago balcony collapse. Scott Grimes as Dr. Archie Morris - Chief Resident Leland Orser as Dr. Lucien Dubenko - Chief of Surgery Sara Gilbert as Dr. Jane Figler - Intern Anthony Giangrande as Dr. Jeremy Munson - Intern Britain Spellings as Dr. Sackowitz - Intern Michael Spellman as Dr. Jim Babinski - Intern Yvette Freeman as Nurse Haleh Adams Lily Mariye as Nurse Lily Jarvik Laura Ceron as Nurse Chuny Marquez Deezer D as Nurse Malik McGrath Kyle Richards as Nurse Dori Abraham Benrubi as Desk Clerk Jerry Markovic Monte Russell as Paramedic Dwight Zadro Lyn A. Henderson as Paramedic Pamela Olbes Emily Wagner as Paramedic Doris Pickman Brian Lester as Paramedic Brian Dumar Jordan Calloway as Volunteer K.

JThis is the final episode with Noah Wyle, as a regular cast member, although he has several guest appearances in episodes. This is Scott Grimes' final episode as a guest star as he moves on to become a regular cast member in season 12, playing character Archie Morris. Danny Glover as Charlie Pratt Sam Jones III as Chaz Pratt Full Cast & Crew at the Internet Movie Database Recap from Television Without Pity In depth recap from ER Headquarters

The Winkies

The Winkies were an English pub rock group. The group consisted of Philip Rambow, Michael Desmarais, Guy Humphreys, Brian Turrington; the Winkies were formed by Canadian-born Philip Rambow with former Holy Rollers guitarist Guy Humphreys, the rhythm section of Brian Turrington and Mike Desmarais. Their music and stage presence were a combination of the sound pub rock and visuals of glam rock clothing; the Winkies caught the attention of Brian Eno while he was finishing his debut solo album, Here Come the Warm Jets. Eno took The Winkies as his backing band on his first and only solo tour; the outing ended after the sixth date of the schedule in Guilford, after which Eno was rushed to the hospital suffering from a collapsed lung. In March 1974 the John Peel BBC radio show broadcast four songs from the February 1974 performances - "The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch", a medley of "Totalled" plus "Baby's on Fire" and a cover version of "Fever". In 1979, The Impossible Recordworks unofficially released the album Floating In Sequence, which contained four songs from the Winkies/Eno February 1974 tour.

In 1999, ENO-802 unofficially released the limited edition vinyl LP, Brian Peter George St John Le Baptiste De La Salle ENO* – Music For Fans Vol. 2 of the same material. On 23 February 1999, German Records World Productions unofficially released Dali's Car, containing the same four songs from the Winkies/Eno 1974 tour; the four songs on all three formats include: "The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch" - The Winkies "Fever" - The Winkies~ Recorded: 19 February 1974, BBC Studio Four, London England. "Baby's on Fire" - The Winkies "I'll Come Running" - The Winkies~ Recorded: 26 February 1974, BBC Studio Four, London England. After touring with Eno, the band signed with Chrysalis Records and recorded various tracks with Leo Lyons of Ten Years After. Guests on these recordings included Chick Eno; this intended album was never completed, the Winkies began work on another set, with Guy Stevens producing. Their debut album, The Winkies was released in March 1975. Shortly after the release of this album, the Winkies disbanded

John Ramsden (died 1646)

Sir John Ramsden was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1628 and 1640. He fought for the Royalist army in the English Civil War and was killed in action at the Siege of Newark. Ramsden was the son of William Ramsden of Longley near Huddersfield, he was knighted in 1619, in 1623 he inherited the Manor of Huddersfield on his father's death. In 1628 Ramsden was elected Member of Parliament for Pontefract. In 1629 he purchased the Manor of Almondbury, he was appointed High Sheriff of Yorkshire for 1636–37. In April 1640, Ramsden was elected MP for Pontefract in the Short Parliament. On the outbreak of Civil War, he joined the Royalist cause. In 1644 he was captured at Selby by the Parliamentary Army and committed as a traitor to the Tower of London. In August 1644 he was exchanged for a Parliamentary prisoner held by the King. In 1645, Ramsden was Colonel of the Third Division defending Pontefract Castle and he took part in the negotiations for its surrender.

He was buried at Newark parish church on 27 March. Ramsden first married, Margaret Freshville, the daughter of Sir Peter Freshville, of Stovely, in Lancashire, had sons William and John, his second wife was widow of Alderman Pool, of London. "RAMSDEN, Sir John, of Byram Hall, Yorks". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 27 March 2013