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Mick Jagger

Sir Michael Philip Jagger is an English singer, songwriter and film producer who gained worldwide fame as the lead singer and one of the founder members of the Rolling Stones. Jagger's career has spanned over five decades, he has been described as "one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock & roll", his distinctive voice and energetic live performances, along with Keith Richards' guitar style, have been the trademark of the Rolling Stones throughout the band's career. Jagger gained press notoriety for his romantic involvements, was portrayed as a countercultural figure. Jagger grew up in Dartford, Kent, he studied at the London School of Economics before abandoning his academic career to join the Rolling Stones. Jagger has written most of the Rolling Stones' songs together with Richards, they continue to collaborate musically. In the late 1960s, Jagger began acting in films, to a mixed reception, he began a solo career in 1985, releasing his first album, She's the Boss, joined the electric supergroup SuperHeavy in 2009.

Relationships with the Stones' members Richards, deteriorated during the 1980s, but Jagger has always found more success with the band than with his solo and side projects. In 1989, Jagger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in 2004 into the UK Music Hall of Fame with the Rolling Stones; as a member of the Stones, as a solo artist, he reached number one on the UK and US singles charts with 13 singles, the Top 10 with 32 singles and the Top 40 with 70 singles. In 2003, he was knighted for his services to popular music. Jagger has been married once, has had several other relationships. Jagger has eight children with five women, he has five grandchildren and became a great-grandfather on 19 May 2014, when his granddaughter Assisi gave birth to daughter Ezra Key. Jagger's net worth has been estimated at $360 million. Michael Philip Jagger was born into a middle-class family in Dartford, Kent on 26 July 1943, his father, Basil Fanshawe "Joe" Jagger, grandfather, David Ernest Jagger, were both teachers.

His mother, Eva Ensley Mary, born in Sydney, Australia, of English descent, was a hairdresser and an active member of the Conservative Party. Jagger's younger brother, Chris, is a musician; the two have performed together. Although brought up to follow his father's career path, Jagger "was always a singer" as he stated in According to the Rolling Stones. "I always sang as a child. I was one of those kids; some kids sing in choirs. I was in the church choir and I loved listening to singers on the radio–the BBC or Radio Luxembourg–or watching them on TV and in the movies."In September 1950, Keith Richards and Jagger were classmates at Wentworth Primary School, Dartford prior to the Jagger family's 1954 move to Wilmington, Kent. The same year he passed the eleven-plus and went to Dartford Grammar School, which now has the Mick Jagger Centre, named after its most famous alumnus, installed within the school's site. Jagger and Richards lost contact with each other when they went to different schools, but after a chance encounter on platform two at Dartford railway station in July 1960, resumed their friendship and discovered their shared love of rhythm and blues, which for Jagger had begun with Little Richard.

Jagger left school in 1961 after passing two A-levels. With Richards, he moved into a flat in Edith Grove, London, with guitarist Brian Jones. While Richards and Jones planned to start their own rhythm and blues group, Blues Incorporated, Jagger continued to study business on a government grant as an undergraduate student at the London School of Economics, had considered becoming either a journalist or a politician, comparing the latter to a pop star. Brian Jones, using the name Elmo Lewis, began working at the Ealing Club — where a "loosely knit version" of Blues Incorporated began with Richards. Jagger began to jam with the group becoming featured singer. Soon, Richards and Jagger began to practise on their own, laying the foundation for what would become The Rolling Stones. In their earliest days, the Rolling Stones played for no money in the interval of Alexis Korner's gigs at a basement club opposite Ealing Broadway tube station. At the time, the group had little equipment and needed to borrow Korner's gear to play.

The group's first appearance, under the name the Rollin' Stones, was at the Marquee Club, a jazz club, in London on 12 July 1962. They would change their name to "the Rolling Stones" as it seemed more formal. Victor Bockris states that the band members included Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart on piano, Dick Taylor on bass and Tony Chapman on drums. However, Richards states in his memoir Life that "The drummer that night was Mick Avory−not Tony Chapman, as history has mysteriously handed it down..." By autumn 1963, Jagger had left the London School of Economics in favour of his promising musical career with the Rolling Stones. The group continued to play songs by American rhythm and blues artists such as Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, but with the strong encouragement of manager Andrew Loog Oldham and Richards soon began to write their own songs; this core songwriting partnership took some time to develop. For the Rolling Stones, the duo would write "The Last Time"

Karenni Army

The Karenni Army is the armed wing of the Karenni National Progressive Party, operates in eastern Kayah State, Myanmar. On 7 March 2012, the government of Myanmar signed a ceasefire agreement with the KNPP, in the presence of international observers from the UN High Commission for Refugees, British Council and the American embassy. A similar ceasefire deal was signed in 1995; the British government recognised and guaranteed the independence of the Karenni States in a treaty with the Burmese King Mindon Min in 1875, by which both parties recognised the area as belonging to neither to the Konbaung Dynasty nor to the British Empire. The Karenni States were never incorporated into British Burma; the Karenni States were recognised as tributary to British Burma in 1892, when their rulers agreed to accept a stipend from the British government. The Constitution of the Union of Burma in 1947 proclaimed that the three Karenni States be united into a single constituent state of the union, called Karenni State.

It gave the possibility of secession from the union after 10 years if the state's leaders were not satisfied with the central government. In August 1948, the Karenni leader U Bee Htu Re was assassinated by a pro-central government militia for his opposition to the inclusion of the Karenni States in the Union of Burma. Since 1957, the Karenni Army has been fighting government forces in an attempt to create an independent Karenni state, apart from a brief ceasefire in 1995; the KNPP have fought left-wing groups such as the Kayan New Land Party, the Karenni National People's Liberation Front, both of which are now allied with the Tatmadaw. The group has been accused of using child soldiers, a claim that they have not denied, saying that the children had volunteered willingly, because their parents had been killed during fighting between the KA and government soldiers. Karenni State Conflict and Displacement in Karenni: The Need for Considered Responses

Robert Shostak

Robert Eliot Shostak is an American computer scientist and Silicon Valley entrepreneur. He is most noted academically for his seminal work in the branch of distributed computing known as Byzantine Fault Tolerance, he is known for co-authoring the Paradox Database, most the founding of Vocera Communications, a company that makes wearable, Star Trek-like communication badges. Shostak has authored more than forty academic papers and patents, was editor of the 7th Conference on Automated Deduction, he has Erdős number 2 through his collaboration with Kenneth Kunen. Shostak is a brother of Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute and who appears on television and radio. Robert Shostak grew up in Virginia, he studied mathematics and computer science at Harvard College. As part of his senior dissertation work, he designed and built one of the earliest personal computers using discrete RTL logic and a magnetic core memory, he continued at Harvard to earn his A. M. degree and Ph. D. in Computer Science in 1974.

While at Harvard he was awarded the Detur Book Prize, fellowships from IBM and the National Science Foundation. Afterwards, Shostak joined the research staff in the Computer Science Lab at SRI International in Menlo Park, California. Much of his work there focused on automated theorem proving, on the development of decision procedure algorithms for mechanized proof of the kinds of mathematical formulas that occur in the formal verification of correctness of computer programs. In collaboration with CSL's Richard L. Schwartz and P. Michael Melliar-Smith, Shostak implemented a semi-automatic theorem prover incorporating some of these decision procedures; the prover was used to verify correctness properties of an abstract specification of the SIFT operating system and was incorporated into SRIís Prototype Verification System. The work was published in the paper, SIFT: Design and analysis of a fault-tolerant computer for aircraft control This paper was awarded the 2014 Jean-Claude Laprie Award in Dependable Computing established by the IFIP Subgroup 10.4 on Dependable Computing.

Shostak's most notable academic contribution is to have originated the branch of distributed computing known as Byzantine fault tolerance called interactive consistency. This work was conducted in connection with the SIFT project at SRI. SIFT was conceived by John H. Wensley, who proposed using a network of general-purpose computers to reliably control an aircraft if some of those computers were faulty; the computers would exchange messages as to the current time and state of the aircraft, would thereby reach a consensus. At the outset, it was unknown how many computers would be necessary to reach consensus if some n of them were faulty, acting in a'malicious' manner to thwart consensus. Shostak formalized the problem mathematically and proved that for n faulty computers, no fewer than 3n+1 computers in total were needed for any algorithm that could guarantee consensus, or what he termed interactive consistency, he devised an algorithm for n = 1, proving that four computers were sufficient using two rounds of message passing.

His colleague Marshall Pease generalized the result by constructing an algorithm for 3n+1 computers that works for all n > 0, thus showing that 3n+1 are sufficient as well as necessary. Leslie Lamport joined the CSL, showed that if messages could be digitally signed only 3n are needed; the collective results were published in 1979 in the seminal paper, Reaching Agreement in the Presence of Faults, awarded the 2005 Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing, as well as the 2013 Jean-Claude Laprie AwardThe same authors helped to popularize the interactive consistency problem in their 1982 paper, The Byzantine Generals Problem, which presents it in the form of a colorful allegory proposed by Lamport. In the allegory, the computers are replaced by Byzantine generals who needed to coordinate the timing of an attack on an enemy by exchanging messages borne by couriers; the work on Byzantine agreement has spawned an entire sub-field of distributed computing with hundreds of published papers exploring extensions and applications of the original results.

One of the most interesting of these is in the implementation of blockchains, in which interactive consistency is sought among a distributed network of computers. Blockchains underpin the integrity of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. In 1984, Shostak and his colleague Richard Schwartz founded a Silicon Valley start-up company called Ansa Software; the company was financed by Ben Rosen of Sevin Rosen. Its product, a PC database called Paradox, was launched in 1985, was among the first database products to run on IBM personal computers, its user interface was based on Query by Example, a graphical method of formulating queries, conceived by Moshe Zloof at the IBM Watson Research Center. In September, 1987, Ansa Software was purchased by Borland International, which subsequently launched multiple Windows versions. A community of users still exists after more than thirty years; as of this writing, a third-party DOS version is still available for 64-bit Windows. Shostak is founder of Vocera Communications, which

Sigma AB

Sigma AB is a group of companies carrying out consultancy operations within IT, information logistics, engineering services, technical R&D, industry and social structure. The company was founded in 1986 by Dan Olofsson, now Chairman of the Board; the Sigma Group has over 3,600 employees in eleven countries. Sigma AB was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange Small Cap list and NASDAQ OMX. On 8 May 2013, Sigma requested that the company be delisted from NASDAQ OMX on 21 May that same year, after Danir AB acquired over 95% of the shares in the company. At the same time, Danir requested. Since the company has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Danir AB, owned by the Olofsson family. Sigma AB offers its services through the companies Sigma IT, Sigma Technology, Sigma Connectivity, Sigma Industry, Sigma Civil and Sigma Software, within which Sigma AB provides group management and manages the overall Sigma brand; the Sigma Group's consists of the parent company Sigma AB and a number of subsidiaries: Sigma IT Sigma Technology Sigma Connectivity Sigma Industry Sigma Civil Sigma Software Sigma AB Official website

Álvaro Cervantes

Álvaro Cervantes is a Spanish actor. Cervantes made a name for himself in television dramas. From 2015–16, he starred as the protagonist Emperor Charles V in the Spanish television series Carlos, rey emperador, he co-starred in the 2016 Spanish historical drama film 1898, Our Last Men in the Philippines, in the 2017 television series La zona as a policeman. Pretextos El juego del ahorcado Tres metros sobre el cielo Meublé La Casita Blanca Hanna El Sexo de los Ángeles Tengo ganas de ti 88 Luna, el misterio de Calenda El corazón del océano Hermanos Los nuestros Carlos, rey emperador Cites 1898, Los últimos de Filipinas La zona Bajo el mismo techo Brigada Costa del Sol Álvaro Cervantes on IMDb

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is an American law firm created by the merger of Hunton & Williams LLP and Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP on April 2, 2018. The firm has offices in 20 cities across the globe. Hunton & Williams was founded in 1901 in Richmond, Virginia, by Henry W. Anderson, Eppa Hunton Jr. Beverley Munford and Edmund Randolph Williams as Munford, Williams & Anderson, it focused on litigation and finance law. The firm changed names many times over the years; the firm's most notable member, a name partner from 1954 until 1972, was Lewis F. Powell Jr. who became a member of the U. S. Supreme Court in 1971; the firm's initial hire of a woman was Elizabeth Tompkins, the first woman graduate of the University of Virginia Law School, who worked as a summer clerk at Hunton & Williams in 1921 and 1922. In 1943, during the Second World War, two women lawyers were hired to work at Hunton & Williams: Sarah Geer Dale and Nan Ross McConnell. Dale's first case involved a labor-law issue for Newport News Dry Dock.

She left the firm in 1945 to get retired from the practice of law. McConnell stayed on until 1948. Hunton & Williams laid claim to be the first law firm in the United States to open an office for the practice of law pro bono; the firm has a Centre for Information Policy Leadership, which focuses on privacy and data protection work. The managing partner, Walfrido J. "Wally" Martinez, has held that position since March 2006. The firm, when operating as Hunton & Williams, employed William "Bill" Wehrum as a partner. Wehrum, who as a Hunton attorney represented oil and gas corporations, left his partner role when he was appointed to a top position in the Trump Administration Environmental Protection Agency. Wehrum's confirmation hearings resulted in controversy, when Wehrum was asked "Are you familiar with the increasing acidity of the ocean?" Wehrum said this was an'allegation.' Wehrum's answers at the confirmation hearing attracted critical coverage. Wehrum was confirmed by a party-line vote and moved from Hunton to the EPA, where he has been described as "delivering for ex-clients".

Wehrum's private meetings with oil and gas industry ex-clients, many from his time working at Hunton, have attracted criticism "despite federal ethics rules intended to limit such interactions." Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Centre for Information Policy Leadership