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Neil Strauss

Neil Darrow Strauss known by the pen names Style and Chris Powles is an American author and ghostwriter. He is best known for his book The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, in which he describes his experiences in the seduction community in an effort to become a "pick-up artist." He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and wrote for The New York Times. After graduating from high school at the Latin School of Chicago in 1987, Strauss attended Vassar College transferred to and subsequently graduated in Psychology from Columbia University in 1991. While in school he began his career writing for Ear, an avant-garde magazine, editing his first book, Radiotext, an anthology of radio-related writings for the postmodern publisher Semiotext, he moved on to The Village Voice, prior to becoming a reporter and critic, he took on tasks ranging from copyediting to fact-checking to writing copy. Strauss was invited by Jon Pareles to become a music critic at The New York Times where he wrote the Pop Life column and front-page stories on Wal-Mart's CD-editing policies, music censorship, radio payola, the lost wax figures of country music stars.

He was invited by Jann Wenner to become a contributing editor at Rolling Stone where he wrote cover stories on Kurt Cobain, Tom Cruise, Orlando Bloom, the Wu-Tang Clan, Gwen Stefani, Stephen Colbert, Marilyn Manson. He won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for his coverage of Kurt Cobain's suicide for Rolling Stone and his profile of Eric Clapton in The New York Times Arts & Leisure section. Strauss contributed to Esquire, Spin, Entertainment Weekly and The Source in addition to writing liner notes for albums by Nirvana and others, he has appeared in Beck's music video Sexx Laws which featured Jack Black, in Thirty Seconds to Mars' video Up in the Air, he made a brief appearance as a cancer patient in episode 4, season six of Curb Your Enthusiasm. After leaving The New York Times to ghostwrite Jenna Jameson's memoirs, Strauss joined a sub-culture of pick-up artists known as the seduction community, creating the persona of "Style" in 2001 and pseudonym of "Chris Powles" publishing an article in The New York Times about his experiences in 2004.

In 2005, he published The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, a book about his transformation into "Style", a pickup artist under the tutelage of Mystery. In addition to documenting his experiences with pickup artists like Mystery, Steve P, Ross Jeffries, numerous others, it describes his interactions with celebrities including Britney Spears, Tom Cruise, Courtney Love; the book made a month-long appearance in The New York Times bestsellers list in September–October 2005, reached the #1 position on Amazon.com after its release in the United States. Strauss appeared on various TV shows, including The View and ABC Primetime, he participated in many book signings, it was optioned to be made into a film by Spyglass Entertainment, with Chris Weitz adapting and producing. After publishing the book, Strauss temporarily retired as a pickup artist and settled with a longtime girlfriend Lisa Leveridge, who played guitar in Courtney Love's all-female band The Chelsea. An article in the Sunday Mirror suggested that Leveridge broke up with Strauss in February 2006 to date Robbie Williams.

Strauss denied the Williams rumor, but confirmed his breakup with Leveridge on his mailing list a few months later. His follow-up book, the graphic novel How to Make Money Like a Porn Star, was published on September 26, 2006; the same year, Strauss' short film about becoming a rock star, was released. He co-wrote and performed in Shoot. In 2006, in collaboration with Dave Navarro and Entourage writer Cliff Dorfman, he created a one-hour TV drama The Product for FX, he worked with James Gandolfini on a show, for HBO. In 2007, he released a follow-up to Rules of the Game, a two-book boxed set. Strauss has continued to be involved with pickup artistry through his dating coaching company Stylelife Academy, founded in 2007. Most of the coaching is done by employed coaches, rather than Strauss himself, though he does make appearances at yearly conferences and in some video products sold by the company. In 2012, Strauss released a board game/party game as a follow up to The Game and Rules of the Game called "Who's Got Game?

The Game with Benefits." On August 31, 2013, Strauss married the model Ingrid De La O, whom he met in 2010. Before the wedding, he held a funeral-themed bachelor's party. In March 2015, Strauss had a child and shared the news on his website, along with information on his new book, The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships, released on October 13, 2015; the Truth, a sequel to The Game, covers his struggles to build and maintain a relationship with Ingrid after his years of immersion in the seduction community. In an interview of October 2015, the author that popularized the pickup art industry, affirmed that "there are some damaged people with hateful and distorted view of reality gathering other people who share those views", attracting people with "neurotic wounds" and with "character disorders", trying to find help and to change themselves. Strauss and Ingrid De La O divorced in October 2018. In February 2020, Strauss confirmed his divorce from Ingrid De La O on Gabrielle Reece's podcast and talked about his life after his divorce among things.

On March 4, 2009, The New York Times wrote that Strauss had started his own publishing company, Igniter, as an imprint of HarperCollins. Igniter's first title was The Man Behind the Nose, pu

Sukhoi P-1

The Sukhoi P-1 was a prototype Soviet interceptor. Sukhoi began design studies for what was to become Izdeliye P in 1954 to meet an urgent request from the Ministry of Aviation Industry; the early studies considered crew size and powerplant. The P-1 was designed for the Uragan-1 collision-course intercept radar, quite complex and bulky, requiring a crew of two and air intakes either side of the fuselage rather than at the nose, retaining the delta wing of the Sukhoi T-3 with 57-degree leading edge sweep. Although the production aircraft was intended to use the Lyul'ka AL-9 engine in development, the prototype was fitted with a Lyulka AL-7F of lower power; the P-1 first flew in July 1957 but underwent only limited flight testing due to unavailability of the intended powerplant and ongoing problems with the radar and missile systems as well as lukewarm enthusiasm from the VVS. OKB-51 persisted for some time trying to raise enthusiasm for the P-1 by proposing an bigger engine, the Tumansky R-15-300 afterburning turbojet, with singular lack of success.

The sole P-1 prototype was relegated to experimental work and scrapped. A second prototype, the P-2 was studied, powered by twin Klimov VK-11 engines in the rear fuselage, but this version was cancelled at the mock-up review stage. Data from Green, Sukhoi InterceptorsGeneral characteristics Crew: 2 Length: 21.3 m Wingspan: 9.8 m Wing area: 44 m2 Gross weight: 10,750 kg Powerplant: 1 × Lyulka AL-7F afterburning turbojet engine, 67 kN thrust dry, 87.8 kN with afterburnerPerformance Maximum speed: 2,050 km/h Maximum speed: Mach 1.93 Range: 2,000 km Service ceiling: 19,500 m Armament Rockets: 50x ARS-57 57 mm un-guided folding-fin rockets in pop-up launchers around the fuselage nose Missiles: 2 × K-7 radar-guided missilesAvionics AP-38Zh-1B autopilot pantera fire-control radar AEK-54 ADF MRP-56P marker beacon Rx RV-U long-range radar altimeter SOD-57M DME GIK-1 gyro-flux gate compass AGI-1 artificial horizon RSIU-4V VHF SPU-2 intercom Gorizont-1 GCI SRZO-2M Kremniy-2M IFF Sirena-2 RWR Gunston, Bill.

The Osprey Encyclopedia of Russian Aircraft 1875–1995. London: Osprey. ISBN 9781841760964

Vasantdada Patil

Vasantrao Banduji "Vasantdada" Patil was an Indian politician from Sangli, Maharashtra. He was known as the first modern Maratha strongman and first mass leader in Maharashtran politics, he served as Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 17 May 1977 to 18 July 1978 and again from 2 February 1983 to 1 June 1985. He served as Governor of Rajasthan from 1985 to 1987. Born on 13 November 1917 at'Padmale' 3 km from Sangli, his native village, he studied up to the vernacular final. He became a farmer, his first wife, Malati-tai Patil died in 1960s. Soon he married Shalinitai Patil, a widow herself with four children from her first marriage, she herself was a minister in Maharashtra in 1980s. Vasantdada did not have any children from his second marriage, his son from the first marriage with Malti-tai Patil, named Prakash Patil, represented Sangli in Lok Sabha. After Prakash Patil's death in 2005, his son Pratik Patil became MP from Sangli twice, he was one of the young campaigners of Dhulappa Bhaurao Navale's election of local board in 1937.

In 1940 Navale suggested Vasantdada's name for Tasgaon Taluka Congress secretory. Vasantdada took part in the independence movement. In 1942, Mahatma Gandhi started the Satyagraha movement, he became a satyagrahi, following Vinoba Bhave, Vasantdada and V. S. Paage. For this he was jailed by the British government. In jail, he came under the influence of Sardar Patel and others, he was influenced by Netaji Subhashchandra Bose, believed that neither satyagraha, morchas nor people's movements alone would get freedom. Instead he looted railways and merchants, got guns and revolvers from Goa. Many criminal cases were filed against him; the British government offered a bounty of Rs.1000 for him. He was badly injured while trying to escape from jail, he was sentenced to imprisonment for 13 years. On 25 April 1946 he was welcomed by Sangli people. After Independence he started working on farmers' problems, he established a Market Committee in 1951, with the intention of giving proper prices to agriculture products.

In 1958, with his friends Navale, Rambhau Arwade, Abasaheb Shinde, Shankarao Shinde, Abasheb Kulkarni(Khebudkar he started India's largest cooperative sugar factory on 90 acres of land. In the first meeting Br. G. D. Patil was elected as chief promoter. In 1960, he started an Industrial Society on 135 acres, he made efforts to increase irrigation in Sangli. In 1960 he became the chief promoter of the Groundnut Processors Co-operative Society, he served as Chairman of Latthe Education Society. He started Civil hospital, Akashwani at Sangli. While active in politics from 1937, he first served as a Minister from 1972 until 1976 under Chief Minister Vasantrao Naik. In 1976 he was dropped from the Cabinet, he served as Chief Minister of Maharashtra three times between 1976 and 1985. He was elected as a member of 7th Lok Sabha from Sangli in 1980. Vasantdada Patil made great contributions to education. Before 1983, few engineering and technical colleges servedMaharashtra. Hence, most students were going to other states for studies.

Patil sponsored a bill to create private engineering and technical colleges in Maharashtra. Maharashtra became a centre for engineering and technical education. In 1985 he was embroiled in a public dispute with a Deputy Commissioner of BMC, G R Khairnar, for having demolished Patel's son's hotel "Step In". Khairnar became a hero for taking on politicians, including Sharad Pawar; this dispute, discredited Congress rule and combined with other issues, gave the Shiv Sena-BJP combination an upper hand in subsequent elections. His elder son Prakashbapu Vasantdada Patil and his grandson Pratik Prakashbapu Patil are former MPs from Sangli. Vasantadada had few close friends. Among these were Navale, Charudatta Shah, P Pandurang Kadam, Sampatrao Mane and Vittal Patil, his second wife, Shalinitai Patil, is an MLA from Satara district. She joined the Nationalist Congress Party in 1999, but was expelled for her opposition to reservation of 27.5% for Other Backward Classes in academic institutes such as Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institutes of Management.

However, she declared that Marathas were too big a community for any political party to displease, said "... the economically backward classes across all communities should be given reservation. At least 50 per cent of Maharashtra's population needs quotas." Vasantdada Patil died on 1 March 1989. Padma Bhushan award Padmabhushan Vasantdada Patil Pratishthan's College of Engineering in Mumbai is named in his honour. Sharad Pawar Sundarrao Solanke Vilasrao Deshmukh

Mara Mountain

Mara Mountain, in northern Greenland, is the closest known mountain to the North Pole. Located in the Roosevelt Range in Peary Land, it is 446.17 miles away from the North Pole. Named after Mara Boland, a horse trainer and photographer from Santa Ynez, the mountain was first ascended during the American Top of The World Expedition of 1998 and was visited again in the 2003 Expedition led by Dennis Schmitt; the first climb to the summit was on July 14, 1998 in five hours by the team members of the Top of The World Expedition and it was named Mara Mountain on July 6, 2003 in the 2003 Expedition for the northernmost island in the world. The team had six members, including Mara Boland. List of mountains in Greenland Nordkrone

Jerome Shaw

Jerome Shaw, born John Robert Shaw and known as Bishop Jerome, is a retired bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. He was the auxiliary bishop of Manhattan, he is a Slavist and polyglot, adherent of the Western Rite Orthodoxy. John Robert Shaw was born on December 21, 1946, grew up in a small New England town, he came of an old American family, of "Anglo" ancestry, was raised in the Episcopal Church. Interested in languages from an early age, he began learning Russian and Greek from the time he was 14. At first, he did not see the connection between these languages and religion, but as he became more curious about Anglicanism, he came to believe that just as the Church of England had broken away from Rome, so in turn had the Roman Catholic Church originated as one of the Orthodox patriarchates but separated and made changes in its teachings. From age 16, his curiosity about these things began to turn into a serious quest for the "true church"; that year, he began immersing himself in everything he could read about Orthodox Christianity and discovered that one of his schoolmates, Dmitry Rimsky, was of Russian Orthodox background.

Rimsky's father, Fyodor Rimsky, was a parishioner of the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sign in Manhattan, although he did not attend services too he recommended the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia to Shaw and promised to take him there the next time he went. On April 6, 1963, Shaw made a visit to the chapel of St. Sergius in Southbury Connecticut and met Dmitry Alexandrow who took him that evening to the Night Vigil service in New Kursk-Root Icon Hermitage, New York; that first experience of Orthodox worship made a lasting impression. Shaw spent that summer in Greece, staying with the Yiannouzis family in a suburb of Athens and, surrounded there by the Orthodox Church, made a firm decision to embrace Orthodox Christianity as soon as possible. After attending Russian Orthodox services for most of that year, Shaw was received into the Orthodox Church by chrismation on the day after he turned seventeen, December 22, 1963. Rd. Dmitry Alexandrow was away from Southbury for some time, working with the newly arrived Old Believer Cossacks who had emigrated from Turkey, John was received into the Orthodox Church by the Very Rev. Fr.

Michael B. Draovitch, of Waterbury, Connecticut. For a few months, John attended St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church in Waterbury, but was soon involved again in ROCOR, has remained a ROCOR member since. After graduation from high school, Shaw studied at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Russian linguistics, with a minor in East European history, he graduated cum laude in 1968 and entered Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, New York, where his classmates included the future Bishop Peter of Cleveland, Fr. Alexander Lebedeff, Fr. Stefan Pavlenko, Fr. Vitaly Kichakov, Bro. Adam Krotov and others; as a seminarian, Shaw's "obedience" was at the linotype. He was tonsured a reader on September 1970, by Archbishop Averky. After graduation from Jordanville in the class of 1971, Shaw served as a helper, translator and chauffeur to Archbishop Nikon and, on the recommendation of his father-confessor, Archimandrite Cyprian, was ordained to the subdiaconate and priesthood by Archbishop Nikon, he was assigned in Jackson New Jersey.

On September 4, 1976, Archbishop Nikon died and Shaw was reassigned at the request of Archbishop Seraphim to Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois where he served from November 1976 until March 1991. On the feast of the Ascension in 1984, Shaw was elevated to the rank of archpriest; when a priest was needed at Holy Trinity Church in Milwaukee, Archbishop Alypy assigned Shaw to that parish, where he served from March 17, 1991, to November 30, 2008. During that period, Shaw translated two books from Russian into English: Vladyka Alypy's Slavonic textbook, now published in both Russian and English editions by Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, Monk Mitrophan's How Our Departed Ones Live, published in both languages by the efforts of Fr. Stefan Pavlenko and his parishioners in California. Shaw was one of the delegates to the 4th All-Diaspora Sobor in 2006, was a member of the delegation to Russia in 2007, for the restoration of communion between ROCOR and the Moscow Patriarchate.

On May 13, 2008, Shaw was asked by the newly elected Metropolitan Hilarion to serve as Bishop of Manhattan. After this On May 15, 2008, the Council of Bishops of the ROCOR decreed to send the curricula vitae of archimandrite George and protopriest John Shaw along with accompanying appeals to Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia for the confirmation of their candidacies for episcopal consecration; the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church confirmed their election in June 23, 2008. Shaw was tonsured a monk at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville on December 5, 2008, by Bishop John, given the name Jerome in honor of Saint Jerome of Stridonium because of their common multi-lingual talents and translation efforts. Shaw was elevated to the rank of an archimandrite by Bishop Peter of Cleveland on December 7, 2008, consecrated Bishop of Manhattan on December 10, 2008, in the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sign, on December 10 of the same year. April 11, 2011, "in consideration of his diligent service... and in connectio

Old Charlotte County Courthouse

The Old Charlotte County Courthouse is an historic two-story yellow brick courthouse building located at 227 Taylor Street in Punta Gorda, Florida. Designed in the Classical Revival style by architects Leitner and Henson of St. Petersburg, it was built between 1927 and 1928 by Paul H. Smith of Haines City. Additions were made to the building the 1960s and 1980s but in 1999 it was replaced by a new Justice Center and fell into disuse. In 2005, the additions having been demolished, the Board of County Commissioners undertook the restoration and renovation of the original 1928 structure that remained, it was reopened to the public in a ceremony on February 29, 2008. In 1989, the Old Charlotte County Courthouse was listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press. Florida's Historic Courthouses