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Noah Hickey

Noah Hickey is a New Zealand footballer who plays for Gisborne City in the Central Premier League and last played professionally for the New Zealand Knights in the Hyundai A-League. He plays as either a striker or a right-winger and was an established member of the New Zealand national team, the'All Whites', he was the 1997 New Zealand Young Player of the Year, has had trials with English teams Watford F. C. and Northampton Town F. C. due to his appearance in the 2003 Confederations Cup tournament. He achieved numerous caps for the Eastern Suburbs first team, was a regular goal scorer for the "White Demons". Noah had a successful stint with Tampere United of Finland, he scored the goal that helped them win the league against MyPa, scored an infamous winner with his hand against rivals FC Haka. He has presented a children's football show on Sky Sports in New Zealand, he is infamous for missing an open goal in bizarre fashion, now featured on several'bloopers' tapes. Noah Hickey has appeared on NZ reality television show City Celebrity Country Nobody.

Noah's famous miss is featured in the football bloopers video "Nick Hancock's Football Hell". Noah is referred to incorrectly as Noel Hickey during the remainder of the video. Hickey made his full All Whites debut in a 0–1 loss to Papua New Guinea on 31 May 1997, he was included in the New Zealand side for the 2003 Confederations Cup finals tournament. On 28 May 2007 Hickey surprised many by retiring from International and pro football 10 years to the day of his first cap. There have been suggestions that this came about due to a fallout with New Zealand and Wellington Phoenix manager, Ricki Herbert; this followed New Zealand's disastrous results in South America which Herbert blamed on player fitness and commitment. Hickey ended his international playing career with 33 A-international caps and 3 goals to his credit, his final cap came in a 0–5 loss to Venezuela on 28 March 2007, he is now Running the New Zealand stage of "Red Bull Balls to the Wall" A one on one competition with youth. He was the sports correspondent for More FM's nationwide drive show Josh and Tom, had a weekly spot around about 6.30pm every Friday night.

Noah is running schools programme run with AUT called Shine that aims to teach students not to worry about people knocking them when they are striving for their potential. Noah Hickey – FIFA competition record New Zealand Knights Profile

Photographic emulsion

Photographic emulsion is a light-sensitive colloid used in film-based photography. Most in silver-gelatin photography, it consists of silver halide crystals dispersed in gelatin; the emulsion is coated onto a substrate of glass, paper, or fabric. Photographic emulsion is not a true emulsion. However, the word emulsion is customarily used in a photographic context. Gelatin or gum arabic layers sensitized with dichromate used in the dichromated colloid processes carbon and gum bichromate are sometimes called emulsions; some processes do not have emulsions, such as platinum, salted paper, or kallitype. Photographic emulsion is a fine suspension of insoluble light-sensitive crystals in a colloid sol consisting of gelatin; the light-sensitive component is one or a mixture of silver halides: silver bromide and iodide. The gelatin is used as a permeable binder, allowing processing agents in aqueous solution to enter the colloid without dislodging the crystals. Other polymer macromolecules are blended, but gelatin has not been replaced.

The light-exposed crystals are reduced by the developer to black metallic silver particles that form the image. Colour films and papers have multiple layers of emulsion, made sensitive to different parts of the visible spectrum by different colour sensitizers, incorporating different dye couplers which produce superimposed yellow and cyan dye images during development. Panchromatic black-and-white film includes colour sensitizers, but as part of a single emulsion layer. A solution of silver nitrate is mixed into a warm gelatin solution containing potassium bromide, sodium chloride or other alkali metal halides. A reaction precipitates fine crystals of insoluble silver halides; the silver halide is being'peptized' by the gelatin. The type and quantity of gelatin used influences the final emulsion's properties. A pH buffer, crystal habit modifier, metal dopants, ripening restrainer, defoamer, emulsion stabilizer and biocide are used in emulsion making. Most modern emulsions are "washed" to remove some of the reaction byproducts.

The "washing" or desalting step can be performed by ultrafiltration, coagulation, or a classic noodle washing method. Emulsion making incorporates steps to increase sensitivity by using chemical sensitizing agents and sensitizing dyes. Nuclear emulsion Tintype Reilly, James M.. Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints. Rochester, NY, USA: Eastman Kodak. "Film Emulsion Codes". 1.14. Evertz. 2012-05-01. Archived from the original on 2017-06-09. Retrieved 2019-06-09. Contemporary handcrafted silver gelatin emulsions Working with liquid photographic emulsion in a nutshell "The Big Film Database"

Jarro Pedroso

Emilton Pedroso Domingues known as Jarro Pedroso is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a forward for Atlético Goianiense, on loan from River Plate. He holds Uruguayan nationality. Born in Brazil, he played his youth football in Rio Grande do Sul and Uruguay, breaking into the first team with amateur side Albion in the third tier of Uruguyan football. In 2016 he moved to River Plate in Montevideo, he played for Pelotas in Campeonato Gaúcho in 2018 and 2019 before being loaned to Atlético Goianiense for the 2019 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B season. Jarro Pedroso at Soccerway

Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam

Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam is a 1982 Turkish science fantasy adventure film. It is known as Turkish Star Wars due to its notorious use of unauthorized footage from Star Wars and other science fiction films. Cüneyt Arkın as Murat Aytekin Akkaya as Ali Necla Fide as Queen Hüseyin Peyda as Bilgin Hikmet Taşdemir as Sihirbaz Füsun Uçar - Bilgin's women Aydın Haberdar as creature Mehmet Uğur as creature Kadir Kök as creature Yadigar Ejder as creature Sönmez Yıkılmaz as Robot creature Nihat Yiğit as Beating Man At The BarDirected by Çetin İnanç and written by Cüneyt Arkın, a well-known Turkish actor whose works span the last five decades, the film starred Arkın in the leading role. Other actors include Aytekin Akkaya who starred in the Italian film Sopravvissuti della città morta, as well as Hüseyin Peyda and Füsun Uçar both of whom remained in Turkey; the film follows the adventures of Murat and Ali, whose spaceships crash on a desert planet following a battle, shown by using footage from Star Wars as well as Soviet and American space program newsreel clips.

While hiking across the desert, they speculate. Ali does his wolf whistle. However, he blows the wrong whistle and they are attacked by skeletons on horseback, which they defeat in hand-to-hand combat; the main villain soon shows up and captures the heroes, bringing them to his gladiatorial arena so they can fight. The villain tells them he is from Earth and is a 1,000-year-old wizard, he tried to defeat Earth, but was always repelled by a "shield of concentrated human brain molecules", which looks like the Death Star. The only way he can bypass this impenetrable defense is to use a human brain against it; the heroes escape and hide in a cave full of refugees who fled the villain's tyrannical rule. Murat develops a romantic connection with the only woman there. Zombies of the dark lord attack the cave and turn several of the children into zombies, their blood used to renew the evil wizard's immortality; the three flee the cave and find a local bar, lifted directly from Star Wars. The two men get into a bar brawl, but the villain appears and captures them again.

The wizard tries to convince them to join him. He sends his queen to seduce Ali to be brought before him, he offers Murat the chance to rule over stars if he joins him. He possesses the power of Earth's ancestry in the form of a golden brain, all he needs to conquer Earth is a real human brain. After Murat declines, the wizard shows that he has the child in captivity. Enraged, Murat fights the wizard's skeleton guardians. Meanwhile, monsters attack Ali, he joins Murat's fight. They are both disabled by laser-armed guards and unsuccessfully tortured by the wizard; the wizard pits Murat against a giant monster in the arena. Murat defeats flees, taking the woman and the child with him. Ali is left in captivity. Murat finds out about a sword made by "the 13th clan," who melted a mountain thousands of "space years" ago. Murat finds this sword, shaped like a lightning bolt, in a cave defended by two golden ninjas, he takes the sword after dispatching the guards in an uncharacteristically short fight. Renewed by the sword's power, Murat goes to free his friend from the sorcerer's dungeon.

However, Ali becomes envious of the sword, knocks out Murat and takes both the sword and the golden brain. The wizard uses trickery and deceit to make Ali hand over the artifacts. Having touched these items, the wizard now has increased powers and traps Murat, the woman and the child. Ali is killed in a foolish attempt to escape. Grief-stricken, Murat decides to melt down the golden sword and the golden human brain and forge them into a pair of gauntlets and boots. Equipped with magical gloves and super-jumping boots, he searches for the sorcerer to avenge his friend's death. After fighting numerous monsters and skeletons, he comes face-to-face with his nemesis and karate chops him in half, he leaves the planet for Earth in a ship that resembles the Millennium Falcon. The musical soundtrack is lifted from popular hit movies; the main theme used is "The Raiders March", composed by John Williams, from the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark. Other scenes incorporated the music of Moonraker, Ben-Hur, Flash Gordon, Giorgio Moroder's version of Battlestar Galactica, Planet of the Apes, Silent Running and Disney's Black Hole.

In the scene where Cüneyt Arkın and Aytekin Akkaya find the graves of old civilizations, the director selected Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata to play. Music from Star Wars' Academy Award winning John Williams score appears, but less extensively than footage from the film. Upon its initial release, the film was negatively reviewed by critics for its incoherent storyline, poor performances, use of stock footage and music from other films. Despite this, the film has gained a significant cult following over the years, is considered to be one of the worst films made. Louis Proyect of Rec Arts Movie Reviews called the film "classic midnight movie fun." Phil Hall of Film Threat gave the film a perfect 5 stars, calling it "jaw-droppingly insane... a film that makes criticism moot." After many attempts to gather the original actors in the film to create a sequel to The Man Who Saved the World, a follow-up, The Son of the Man Who Saved the World known as Turks in S

Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, was a British philosopher, mathematician, writer, social critic, political activist, Nobel laureate. At various points in his life, Russell considered himself a liberal, a socialist and a pacifist, although he confessed that his sceptical nature had led him to feel that he had "never been any of these things, in any profound sense." Russell was born in Monmouthshire into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in the United Kingdom. In the early 20th century, Russell led the British "revolt against idealism", he is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege, colleague G. E. Moore and protégé Ludwig Wittgenstein, he is held to be one of the 20th century's premier logicians. With A. N. Whitehead he wrote Principia Mathematica, an attempt to create a logical basis for mathematics, the quintessential work of classical logic, his philosophical essay "On Denoting" has been considered a "paradigm of philosophy".

His work has had a considerable influence on mathematics, set theory, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science and philosophy the philosophy of language and metaphysics. Russell was a prominent anti-war activist and he championed anti-imperialism, he advocated preventive nuclear war, before the opportunity provided by the atomic monopoly had passed and he decided he would "welcome with enthusiasm" world government. He went to prison for his pacifism during World War I. Russell concluded that war against Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany was a necessary "lesser of two evils" and criticised Stalinist totalitarianism, attacked the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War and was an outspoken proponent of nuclear disarmament. In 1950, Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought". Bertrand Arthur William Russell was born on 18 May 1872 at Ravenscroft, Monmouthshire, into an influential and liberal family of the British aristocracy.

His parents and Viscountess Amberley, were radical for their times. Lord Amberley consented to his wife's affair with their children's tutor, the biologist Douglas Spalding. Both were early advocates of birth control at a time. Lord Amberley was an atheist and his atheism was evident when he asked the philosopher John Stuart Mill to act as Russell's secular godfather. Mill died the year after Russell's birth, his paternal grandfather, the Earl Russell, had been asked twice by Queen Victoria to form a government, serving her as Prime Minister in the 1840s and 1860s. The Russells had been prominent in England for several centuries before this, coming to power and the peerage with the rise of the Tudor dynasty, they established themselves as one of the leading British Whig families, participated in every great political event from the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536–1540 to the Glorious Revolution in 1688–1689 and the Great Reform Act in 1832. Lady Amberley was Lady Stanley of Alderley. Russell feared the ridicule of his maternal grandmother, one of the campaigners for education of women.

Russell had two siblings: brother Frank, sister Rachel. In June 1874 Russell's mother died followed shortly by Rachel's death. In January 1876, his father died of bronchitis following a long period of depression. Frank and Bertrand were placed in the care of their staunchly Victorian paternal grandparents, who lived at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park, his grandfather, former Prime Minister Earl Russell, died in 1878, was remembered by Russell as a kindly old man in a wheelchair. His grandmother, the Countess Russell, was the dominant family figure for the rest of Russell's childhood and youth; the countess was from a Scottish Presbyterian family, petitioned the Court of Chancery to set aside a provision in Amberley's will requiring the children to be raised as agnostics. Despite her religious conservatism, she held progressive views in other areas, her influence on Bertrand Russell's outlook on social justice and standing up for principle remained with him throughout his life, her favourite Bible verse, became his motto.

The atmosphere at Pembroke Lodge was one of frequent prayer, emotional repression, formality. Russell's adolescence was lonely, he contemplated suicide, he remarked in his autobiography that his keenest interests were in "nature and books and mathematics saved me from complete despondency. He was educated at home by a series of tutors; when Russell was eleven years old, his brother Frank introduced him to the work of Euclid, which he described in his autobiography as "one of the great events of my life, as dazzling as first love."During these formative years he discovered the works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Russell wrote: "I spent all my spare time reading him, learning him by heart, knowing no one to whom I could speak of what I thought or felt, I used to refl

Alexander of Abonoteichus

Alexander of Abonoteichus called Alexander the Paphlagonian, was a Greek mystic and oracle, the founder of the Glycon cult that achieved wide popularity in the Roman world. The contemporary writer Lucian reports that he was an utter fraud – the god Glycon was constructed out of a glove puppet; the vivid narrative of his career given by Lucian might be taken as fictitious but for the corroboration of certain coins of the emperors Lucius Verus and Marcus Aurelius and of a statue of Alexander, said by Athenagoras to have stood in the forum of Parium. There is further evidence from inscriptions. Lucian describes him as having swindled many people and engaged, through his followers, in various forms of thuggery; the strength of Lucian's venom against Alexander is attributed to Alexander's hate of the Epicureans. Lucian admired the works of Epicurus, a eulogy of which concludes the piece, whether or not Alexander was the master of fraud and deceit as portrayed by Lucian, he may not have been too different from other oracles of the age, when a great deal of dishonest exploitation occurred in some shrines.

Not much is known about the early life of Alexander. He worked in travelling medicine shows around Greece and might have been a prophet of the goddess Soi or a follower of Apollonius of Tyana. In Lucian, his partner in profession is given as one Cocconas of Byzantium. After a period of instruction in medicine by a doctor who according to Lucian, was an impostor, in about 150 CE he established an oracle of Aesculapius at his native town of Abonoteichus, on the Euxine, where he gained riches and great prestige by professing to heal the sick and reveal the future. Sometime before 160 CE Alexander formed a cult around the worship of a new snake-god and headquartered it in Abonoteichus. Having circulated a prophecy that the son of Apollo was to be born again, he contrived that there should be found in the foundations of the temple to Aesculapius in course of construction at Abonoteichus, an egg in which a small live snake had been placed. In an age of superstition no people had so great a reputation for credulity as the Paphlagonians, Alexander had little difficulty in convincing them of the second coming of the god under the name of Glycon.

A large tame snake with a false human head, wound round Alexander's body as he sat in a shrine in the temple, gave "autophones", or oracles unasked. The numerous questions asked of the oracle were answered by Alexander in metrical predictions. In his most prosperous year he is said to have delivered nearly 80,000 replies, concerning bodily and social afflictions, for each of which he received a drachma and two oboli. Healing instructions were combined with oracles, but Alexander did more. Through the cult Alexander achieved a certain level of political influence – his daughter married Publius Mummius Sisenna Rutilianus, the governor of the Roman province of Asia, he found believers from Pontus to Rome through pretended arts of soothsaying and magic and was revered and consulted as a prophet by many notable individuals of his age. During the plague of 166 a verse from the oracle was used as an amulet and was inscribed over the doors of houses as a protection and an oracle was sent, at Marcus Aurelius' request, by Alexander to the Roman army on the Danube during the war with the Marcomanni, declaring that victory would follow on the throwing of two lions alive into the river.

The result was a great disaster and Alexander had recourse to the old quibble of the Delphic oracle to Croesus for an explanation. His main opponents were Christians. Lucian's account of Alexander represents the Christians—along with the Epicureans—as the special enemies and as the principal objects of his hate: Epicureans had too little religion or superstition to give in to a religious pretender. Lucian's own close investigations into Alexander's methods of fraud led to a serious attempt on his life; the whole account gives a graphic description of the inner working of one among the many new oracles that were springing up at this period. Alexander had remarkable beauty and the striking personality of the successful charlatan, must have been a man of considerable intellectual abilities and power of organization, his usual methods were those of the numerous oracle-mongers of the time, of which Lucian gives a detailed account: the opening of sealed inquiries by heated needles, a neat plan of forging broken seals, the giving of vague or meaningless replies to difficult questions, coupled with a lucrative blackmailing of those whose inquiries were compromising.

Alexander died of gangrene of the leg in his seventieth year. Scholars have described Alexander as an oracle who perpetrated a hoax to deceive gullible citizens, or as a false prophet and charlatan who played on the hopes of simple people, he was said to have "made predictions, discovered fugitive slaves, detected thieves and robbers, caused treasures to be dug up, healed the sick, in some cases raised the dead". Sociologist Stephen A. Kent, in a study of the text, compares Lucian's Alexander to the "malignant narcissist" in modern psychiatric theory, suggests that the "behaviors" described by Lucian "have parallels with several modern cult leaders." Ian Freckelton has noted at least a surface similarity between Alexander and David Berg, the leader of a contemporary religious group, the Children of God. Life of Alexander of Abonoteichos by Lucian, translated by A. M. Harmon for the edition of Lucian's works. Works