J. Michael T. Thompson
John Michael Tutill Thompson, born on 7 June 1937 in Cottingham, England, is an Honorary Fellow in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. He is married with two children. Thompson attended the Hull Grammar School, studied Mechanical Sciences at Cambridge University, winning the three top prizes of the Engineering Faculty: the Rex Moir Prize for Part I of the Tripos, the Archibald Denny Prize for Part II, the John Winbolt Prize for a research essay, his doctoral thesis under the supervision of Henry Chilver was devoted to the buckling of thin spherical shells. He spent three more years at Cambridge as a research fellow at Peterhouse, he joined the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University College London in 1964, where he was professor from 1977-2002. Here he built up an internationally recognized group in structural stability, organized an IUTAM Symposium and wrote an authoritative book on the underlying general theory.
Two more books on the buckling of engineering structures followed and he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1985. His research interests were shifting to dynamics and his book Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos sold 14,000 copies and had a major world-wide impact by introducing recent mathematical developments to engineers and applied scientists, his research activity in this period included the discovery of chaos in impacting system, the establishment of a new design criterion for the integrity of systems against basin erosion by incursive fractals. As a senior fellow of the UK Science and Engineering Research Council he was the founder and director of the UCL Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics and its Applications, renowned for its application of advanced mathematics to practical problems in off-shore engineering; the centre hosted an IUTAM Symposium in 1993, Thompson was for 10 years a vigorous and innovative editor of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, the world’s longest running scientific journal.
His research developed the static-dynamic analogy, delineating spatial chaos in twisted rods and buckling cylinders. A workshop in Thompson's honour was held at UCL in April, 2003; the proceedings, published in the journal Nonlinear Dynamics included a biographical article by Lord Chilver. For his 75th birthday, a special issue of Phil. Trans. R. Soc. was edited by Isaac Elishakoff, for which Thompson wrote a paper offering advice to young researchers. Fulbright Research Associate, Dept. Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University Lecturer & Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University College London Visiting Professor, Faculté des Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles Visiting Mathematician, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York Senior Fellow of the UK Science and Engineering Research Council Distinguished 6th Century Chair, Theoretical & Applied Dynamics, University of Aberdeen 2006-16 Honorary Fellow, Dept Applied Maths & Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University Collapse: the buckling of structures in theory and practice, 1982 Nonlinearity and chaos in engineering dynamics, 1993 Sc.
D. 1977 Council of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, 1989–92 Fellow of the Royal Society, 1985. Elected to the Council, 11 July 2002 OMAE Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1985 James Alfred Ewing Medal, Institution of Civil Engineers & the Royal Society, 1992 Editor, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1998-2007 Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Aberdeen, 2004 Gold Medal of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, for lifetime contributions to mathematics, 2004 Hungarian Academy of Sciences, elected Honorary Member, 2010 Academy of Europe, elected to Academy, 2010 Lyapunov Award for work in nonlinear dynamics, 2013 A General Theory of Elastic Stability, London, 1973 Instabilities & Catastrophes in Science and Engineering, Chichester, 1982 Elastic Instability Phenomena, Chichester, 1984 Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, geometrical methods for engineers and scientists, Chichester, 1986. Second Edition, 2002. Who’s Who 2016 JMT Thompson’s Home page: http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucess21
Michael Thompson (Canadian politician)
Michael Thompson is a city councillor in Toronto, Canada. He represents Ward 21 Scarborough Centre. Raised in Scarborough, Thompson is a Jamaican Canadian, he is Vice Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board. Thompson graduated from Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate in Scarborough. Prior to being elected as a city councillor, he worked in the financial services industry, founded a business services company, he entered local politics in 1994 but was defeated in his attempt to win election to Metro Toronto council by Norm Kelly. In 1998 he became assistant to Councillor Lorenzo Berardinetti; when Berardinetti was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Thompson ran to replace him in the 2003 Toronto municipal election. With a focus on "law and order" issues, Thompson is considered one of the more right-wing members of Toronto council. Soon after his election, he earned considerable and positive media attention for his forceful calls to address urban violence, he campaigned for a time to retain Julian Fantino as chief of the Toronto Police Service, pushed for a hotline to report troublesome rodents.
In the summer of 2005, during what many saw as a wave of shootings in Toronto in certain low-income neighbourhoods, Thompson garnered national attention for a suggestion that Toronto police should be allowed or expected to stop and search young Black Canadian males at random. Thompson argued that a large percentage of the guns being used and a large number of victims are in the black community. Many accused Thompson of racial profiling and expressed surprise that a black politician would suggest such an idea. Thompson himself said that he did not suggest racial profiling and clarified his proposal, stating that he would not call for police to pull people over just because they're black, but rather because gun violence was affecting the black community. Thompson said that phone calls and e-mails received by his office had been positive. Despite this, Thompson withdrew the suggestion, saying it was "not an idea we can or should try", characterizing his comment as an "off-the-cuff" remark born of frustration with recent violence.
Some critics suggested it could have been a calculated attempt to position himself for political advantage for a conservative candidacy for mayor. Thompson denied. Thompson and other Scarborough-area city councillors are campaigning to replace the Scarborough RT with a tunnelled extension of the Bloor-Danforth subway, arguing they could gain more ridership than the proposed Spadina line extension to York University. Thompson had an expense claim of $300 to have his office blessed by a local Baptist Paster in December 2010. In November 2013, during the Rob Ford scandal over his behavior and drug use, city Councillors met to question Ford. Thompson questioned Ford about an alleged crack house. Ford replied "Have you visited the house? Have you walked in the house?" Thompson replied "I have no interest in being in that house. I am not a crack user."Thompson was re-elected in the 2014 municipal election with over 80% of the vote. In May 2017, Thompson helped Air Canada crew and other passengers restrain an unruly passenger who tried to open a cabin door on a flight from Jamaica to Toronto, which had to subsequently be diverted to Orlando, Florida.
Thompson ran for Councillor for Toronto City Council in the 2018 municipal election in the newly expanded Ward 21 Scarboroough Center, created as a result of the Toronto ward boundary changes imposed by the Ontario government of Doug Ford in the middle of the campaign, winning with a large plurality. Unofficial results as of October 27, 2014 11:51 PM 2010 City Clerk's Official Declaration of Results 2006 City Clerk's Official Declaration of Results 2003 City Clerk's Official Declaration of Results Official website City of Toronto Councillor Profile
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971. The founding members were Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner. With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, six number-one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits and Hotel California, were ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America. By 2006, both albums were among the top three best-selling albums in the United States. Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and the band was ranked number 75 on the magazine's 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time; the Eagles are one of the best-selling bands, having sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.—120 million in the U. S. alone. Their Greatest Hits is the number one selling album in the US with more than 38 million album units in sales and streams and Hotel California is the third best selling album with more than 26 million album units in sales and streams.
Their Greatest Hits was the best selling album of the 20th century in the U. S, they are the fifth-highest-selling music act and the highest-selling American band in U. S. history. The band released their debut album, Eagles, in 1972, which spawned three top 40 singles: "Take It Easy", "Witchy Woman", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", their next album, was less successful than the first, only reaching number 41 on the charts. However, the album does contain what would go on to be two of the band's most popular tracks: "Desperado" and "Tequila Sunrise"; the band released On the Border in 1974, adding guitarist Don Felder as the fifth member midway through the recording of the album. The album generated two top 40 singles: "Already Gone" and their first number one, "Best of My Love", their 1975 album One of These Nights included three top 10 singles: "One of These Nights", "Lyin' Eyes", "Take It to the Limit", the first hitting the top of the charts. Guitarist and vocalist Joe Walsh joined the band in 1975 replacing Leadon.
The Eagles continued that success and hit their commercial peak in late 1976 with the release of Hotel California, which would go on to sell more than 26 million copies in the U. S. alone and more than 42 million copies worldwide. The album yielded two number-one singles, "New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California". Meisner left the band in 1977 and was replaced by Timothy B. Schmit, they released their last studio album for nearly 28 years in 1979 with The Long Run, which spawned three top 10 singles: "Heartache Tonight", "The Long Run", "I Can't Tell You Why", the lead single being another chart-topping hit. The Eagles disbanded in July 1980 but reunited in 1994 for the album Hell Freezes Over, a mix of live and new studio tracks, they toured and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2007, the Eagles released Long Road Out of Eden, their first full studio album in 28 years and their sixth number-one album; the next year they launched the Long Road Out of Eden Tour in support of the album.
In 2013, they began the extended History of the Eagles Tour in conjunction with the band's documentary release, History of the Eagles. Following Frey's death in January 2016, Henley stated in several interviews that he did not think the band would perform again. However, the Eagles continued performing in 2017, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill sharing lead vocals for Frey's numbers; the Eagles began in early 1971, when Linda Ronstadt and her then-manager John Boylan recruited local musicians Glenn Frey and Don Henley for her band. Henley had moved to Los Angeles from Texas with his band Shiloh to record an album produced by Kenny Rogers, Frey had come from Michigan and formed Longbranch Pennywhistle. Randy Meisner, working with Ricky Nelson's backing band, the Stone Canyon Band, Bernie Leadon, a veteran of the Flying Burrito Brothers later joined Ronstadt's group of performers for her summer tour promoting the Silk Purse album. While on the tour and Henley decided to form a band together and informed Ronstadt of their intention.
Frey credited Ronstadt with suggesting Leadon for the band, arranging for Leadon to play for her so Frey and Henley could approach him about forming a band together. They pitched the idea to Meisner and brought him on board; these four played live together behind Ronstadt only once for a July concert at Disneyland, but all four appeared on her eponymous album. It was proposed that J. D. Souther should join the band, but Meisner objected; the four were signed in September 1971 to Asylum Records, the new label started by David Geffen, introduced to Frey by Jackson Browne. Geffen bought out Frey's and Henley's contracts with Amos Records, sent the four to Aspen, Colorado to develop as a band. Having not settled on a band name yet, they performed their first show in October 1971 under the name of Teen King and the Emergencies at a club called The Gallery in Aspen; the idea of naming the band "Eagles" came during a peyote and tequila-influenced group outing in the Mojave Desert. Accounts of the origin of the name however vary.
D. Souther suggested that the idea came when Frey shouted out, "Eagles!" when they saw eagles flying above. Steve Martin, a friend of the band from th
Mychal George Thompson is a Bahamian former basketball player. The No. 1 overall pick in the 1978 NBA draft, Thompson played the power forward and center positions for the University of Minnesota and the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers. Thompson won two NBA championships with the Lakers during their Showtime era in the 1980s, he is the father of basketball players Klay Thompson and Mychel Thompson, baseball player Trayce Thompson. Thompson was born in Nassau, but moved to the United States as a youth, settling in Miami, Florida and he attended Miami Jackson Senior High School. In his senior year in 1974 as part of a basketball starting lineup nicknamed the "Jackson 5" featuring himself, three other Bahamians and a Cuban, the Generals mowed through the regular season beating opponents by an average of 30 points per game en route to a 33-0 record and winning the Class 4A state championship over Winter Park High School; the title was won with four key ineligible players, including Thompson, on Miami Jackson's team.
He attended the University of Minnesota where he had a standout collegiate career. The Portland Trail Blazers made 6'10" Thompson the number one pick in the 1978 NBA draft, the first foreign-born player to be selected first. Thompson was a fixture in the Portland lineup for eight years, where he started at both power forward and center positions, he was named to the 1979 All-Rookie team, had arguably his statistically best season in 1981–82, where he averaged over 20 points and 11 rebounds per game. In the 1986 off-season, Thompson was traded to the Spurs in exchange for center/forward Steve Johnson. Thompson played only half a season with the Spurs, before he was traded again, this time to Los Angeles for center/forward Frank Brickowski, center Pétur Guðmundsson and a 1990 first-round draft choice, he was brought to the Lakers in February 1987 to back up Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and defend Boston Celtics forward Kevin McHale. This gave the Pat Riley coached Lakers a team that had four players who were overall #1 selections in the NBA draft, the others being Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, James Worthy.
Of those four, Thompson is the only one not enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame or to have his number retired by the Lakers. Although he started for the Lakers, Thompson proved more than a capable backup at center for the aging Abdul-Jabbar and power forward for A. C. Green. Thompson won consecutive titles with the Lakers in 1987 and 1988 and reached the Finals in 1989. Mychal Thompson retired in 1991; as of 2018, Mychal and his son Klay, are the fourth father-son duo to have each won an NBA Championship as a player. The Thompsons, along with the Waltons, are the only father-son tandems to have each won two championships each, with the Thompsons being the only tandem to win in two consecutive years. Thompson and his family moved back to Portland in 1991 after his career, he worked on local sports radio in the area. He and his family relocated back to Los Angeles in 2003 when he was offered a job as a color commentator for the Lakers. Mychal is employed as the Lakers radio color commentator.
He first worked with Joel Meyers Spero Dedes, is paired with John Ireland. He was a co-host on the "Loose Cannons" radio show on KLAC AM570 in Los Angeles but was let go, due to the move of Lakers broadcasts from AM570 to KSPN AM710 for the 2009–10 season. With the move to KSPN AM710, he joined Andrew Siciliano as co-hosts on the "LA Sports Live" radio show on KSPN AM710 until the show was canceled on December 26, 2010; as of 2011, he co-hosts ESPNLA NOW, on KSPN AM 710 from 10am-noon on weekdays. His partner Mark Willard was let go by the station on August 29, 2014. Thompson married his wife Julie in 1987, his oldest son, played basketball for Pepperdine University and made his NBA debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2012. His middle son, played basketball for Washington State University and was selected with the 11th pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors who won the 2015, 2017, 2018 NBA Finals, his youngest son, plays baseball for the Cleveland Indians. Thompson is nicknamed "sweet bells" after Walt Bellamy, nicknamed "bells."
Thompson's documentary about his life "The Trailblazer" was previewed at Regal Cinemas at LA Live in Los Angeles on November 21, 2013. Thompson once implied. Before he joined the NBA, some fans believed him to be the cousin of fellow NBA player David Thompson. A street in Nassau leading to the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre was named "Mychal Thompson Boulevard" in his honor during 2015. Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
Marion Lee "Mickey" Thompson was an American auto racing builder and promoter. A hot rodder since his youth, Thompson pursued land speed records in his late 20s and early 30s, he achieved international fame in 1960, when he became the first American to break the 400-mph barrier, driving his Challenger 1 to a one-way top speed of 406.60 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats and surpassing John Cobb's one-way world record mark of 402 mph. Thompson turned to racing, winning many track and dragster championships. In the 1960s, he entered cars at the Indianapolis 500, he formed off-road racing sanctioning bodies SCORE International and Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group. In 1988, Thompson and his wife Trudy were mysteriously gunned down at their home in Bradbury, California; the crime remained unsolved until 2007, when a former business partner was convicted of having orchestrated the murders. Thompson was born in California. In his early 20s, he worked as a pressman for the Los Angeles Times while pursuing a lifelong love of hot rodding.
He became involved in the new sport of drag racing. Tireless and innovative, he found success as a championship driver and instinctive automotive technician. Over the course of his career, Thompson set more speed and endurance records than any other man in automotive history, he is credited with designing and building the first slingshot dragster, in 1954, moving the seat behind the rear axle to improve traction when existing racing tires proved unable to handle the output of powerful custom engines. This car, the Panorama City Special, debuted at the first NHRA U. S. Nationals at the Great Bend Municipal Airport in Great Bend, Kansas, in 1955; the car ran a best speed of 151.26 mph. A change so momentous would not happen again until Don Garlits introduced the rear-engined digger in 1971. Thompson was noted for being the first manager of Lions Drag Strip in Wilmington, California, in 1955. Thompson collaborated with Fritz Voight on a 1958 twin-engined dragster; this car achieved a best speed of 294.117 mph.
It provided lessons applied to Challenger I. Determined to set a new land speed record, Thompson achieved fame when he drove his four-engined Challenger 1 at better than 400 mph in 1960 at the Bonneville Salt Flats, becoming the first American to break that barrier. In 1962, Thompson entered three John Crosthwaite-designed cars in the Indianapolis 500. Unusually, they used a stock V8 Buick engine, it was in the rear unlike the front-engined, race-tuned, Offenhauser-powered cars used by most competitors, it was the first stock engine to be raced at Indy since 1946. Thompson's crew, led by Fritz Voigt, was young and hard working. Working 12 - to 14-hour days, the car was built in 120 days. For the race, the engine had to be detuned because they were concerned it would not last the distance. Despite being more than 70 bhp down on the other cars, Dan Gurney qualified eighth and was in ninth place until a leaking oil seal seized the gearbox and ended his race on lap 94, he was placed 20th out of 33.
The team won the Mechanical Achievement Award for original design and accomplishment. Thompson's promotional skills pleased the sponsors with the publicity generated that year. For the 1963 Indianapolis 500, Crosthwaite designed the innovative Harvey Aluminium Special "roller skate car" with the then-pioneering smaller profile and wide racing tires and wheels. Thompson took five cars to Indianapolis - two of the previous year's design with Chevrolet V8 engines and three roller skate cars. One of the new cars, the Harvey Titanium Special, featured a lightweight titanium chassis. Al Miller raced one of the modified 1962 cars to ninth place despite only qualifying in 31st position. Duane Carter qualified one of the roller skate cars 15th, but was only placed 23rd after an engine failure on the 100th lap; the small tire sizes and low car weights caused complaints among the old hands and owners, so for future races, cars were restricted to minimum tire sizes and minimum car weights.1962 Formula One World Champion Graham Hill tested one of the roller skate cars at Indianapolis in 1963, but refused to race it, citing its poor handling.
The recent ruling required 15-in wheels. Thompson commented: "The car wouldn't handle", adding, "There was too much body roll due to the high center of gravity."In 1963, Thompson traveled to England, where along with Dante Duce, he demonstrated his Ford-powered top fuel Harvey Aluminum Special dragster at the Brighton Speed Trials. It was displayed at the Racing Car Show in London in January 1964. Thompson brought three modified 12-in-tired cars to the 1964 Indianapolis 500, but new rules required him to use 15-in tires; the Allstate sponsored team used Ford engines. The chassis had to be altered to accommodate the larger Ford engines. Two of them qualified for the race; the car No. 84 began the month with Masten Gregory as the driver, but Eddie Johnson in car No. 84 qualified 24th and finished 26th. Dave MacDonald in car No. 83 died in a fiery crash on the second lap. Thompson went back to Indy in 1965, but failed to qualify in an attempt with a front-engined roadster, he tried again in 1967 and 1968, again failing to qualify either year.
The 1967 attempt used a unique all-wheel drive rear-engined design that steered both front and rear wheels, but Gary Congdon was unable to qualify any of the three cars. In 1965, Thompson published Challenger: Mickey Thompson's own story of his life of
Michael Thompson (basketball)
Michael Jovan "Juice" Thompson is an American professional basketball player for Le Mans Sarthe of the LNB Pro A. In June 2013, Thompson signed with Élan Béarnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez. On July 24, 2014, he joined SPO Rouen. On August 12, 2015, Thompson returned to Élan béarnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez. On 31 October 2015, Thompson scored 41 points in a game against SLUC Nancy. Thompson was the league's top scorer. On July 4, 2016, Thompson signed with Turkish club Beşiktaş. On July 9, 2017, Thompson joined İstanbul BB. Northwestern Wildcats bio FIBA profile
Michael C. Thompson
Michael C. Thompson is a United States General Officer and Oklahoma Army National Guard member who serves as The Adjutant General of Oklahoma, he is a Major General in the United States Army National Guard and a member of the Oklahoma Governor's Cabinet. Thompson served concurrently as the Oklahoma Secretary of Safety and Security and the Commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. In his capacity as Public Safety Commissioner, Thompson was in charge of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol; as Safety and Security secretary, he was a member of the Oklahoma Governor's Cabinet and was responsible for directing all state public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies. Thompson earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Langston University, a Master of Science from Oklahoma State University. Thompson is a graduate of the resident Army War College, where he earned a second graduate degree, a Master of Strategic Studies. Thompson has been accepted in, has completed course work towards a doctorate degree at Oklahoma State University.
Thompson is a graduate of the 208th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va for senior law enforcement officials. Thompson is a graduate of the Certified Public Manager’s Program offered by Oklahoma’s office of Personnel Management, a member of Leadership Oklahoma class XXVI and most has been recognized as a Henry Toll Fellow through the Council of State Government. Thompson graduated from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety's 45th Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy in 1990, he served 22 years with the Patrol rising to the rank of major. While serving as a patrol major, Thompson was appointed by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin as Cabinet Secretary and DPS Commissioner in February 2011. Thompson began his military career when he enlisted in the Oklahoma Army National Guard on December 13, 1983 in Oklahoma City. Thompson received his commission in 1986 through Officer Candidate School as an infantry second lieutenant. Thompson is assigned as the chief of staff for the Oklahoma Army National Guard.
Thompson’s notable previous assignments include: As a colonel, Thompson was assigned as brigade commander for the 90th Troop Command, in charge of over 2000 soldiers. As a lieutenant colonel and commander of the 279th Infantry Regiment, Thompson’s battalion led the way in providing relief and support to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina; as a major during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Thompson commanded a security force unit, the first infantry unit from Oklahoma to earn the Combat Infantry Badge since the Korean War. As a captain, Thompson was one of the first responders to the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing. Thompson’s awards include the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Air Assault Badge, Combat Action Badge, the Combat Infantry Badge. In 2012, Thompson joined the prestigious ranks as a Council of State Governments' Henry Toll Fellow honoree. Thompson lives in Edmond, with his wife, Deborah Thompson.
The Thompsons have two sons. Their oldest, Brandon Thompson, is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and is a captain in the United States Army, their youngest son, 1st Lieutenant Jared Thompson, is a helicopter pilot with the Oklahoma Army National Guard. Lieutenant Jared Thompson is an Iraqi and Afghan combat veteran