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Ole Borch

Ole Borch was a Danish scientist, physician and poet, most famous today for being the teacher at the Vor Frue Skole in Copenhagen of Nicholas Steno. Borch had studied medicine at the University of Copenhagen and distinguished himself in the plague of 1654, when a third of Copenhagen's population died. In 1655 he was patronized by the royal seneschal. In 1660 he became a professor of philology at the University of Copenhagen and in 1666 of chemistry and botany. Borch was a noted traveller with his three pupils, the sons of Gersdorff, between 1660-1665 he travelled to Holland, where he visited his former pupil Steno, Johann Glauber, Giuseppe Francesco Borri and Comenius. In England he met Robert Boyle and in France he visited Melchisédech Thévenot, his well recorded journals of his travels are an important document of the European scientific climate in the 17th century. Borch is one of the fathers of experimental science in Denmark, it was Borch who first introduced Steno to fossils such as glossopetrae which Borch used, as was common for the time, in medicines.

He is the founder of Collegium Mediceum/Borchs Kollegium in central Copenhagen. He extracted oxygen out of saltpeter in 1678. Borch is commemorated in the scientific name of a species of South American snake, Leptotyphlops borrichianus. De Ortu et Progressu Chemiae Dissertatio, 1668. Cutler, Alan; the Seashell on the Mountaintop: A Story of Science and the Humble Genius Who Discovered a New History of the Earth. ISBN 0-525-94708-6. Nicholas Steno biography at Danish Embassy, United States Outline of lecture on Borch's role in transmission of knowledge

Ravi Chaturvedi

Ravi Chaturvedi is an Indian sports commentator and author of twenty three books on cricket, including World Cup Cricket: A Compendium, known to be first Indian sports commentator in Hindi. He was honored by the Government of India, in 2012, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri. Ravi Chaturvedi hails from Delhi With high academic profile, M. Sc. in Zoology Delhi University. D. Cricket CSJM University, Kanpur and is a former faculty member of Zoology for forty years at Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi. In 1960, the Government of India decided to have Hindi coverage of all major sporting events and Ravi Chaturvedi joined All India Radio as its first Hindi commentator in 1962. Over the years, he has covered 220 ODIs in cricket, apart from other sporting events, he has been associated with Star Sports, ESPN, TWI, Nimbus Sports, World Tel. New Zealand TV, Sab TV, Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation, Guardian Radio, Trinidad TV, BBC, Voice of America and All India Radio He has assisted UNESCO and World Wide Fund for Nature in an international project Naming of Cricketing Countries based on their Endangered Animal for Fostering Peace, International Understanding and Promoting Environmental Protection.

As a freelance journalist besides cricket, he writes on culture, environment protection, wildlife conservation and politics periodically. He has contributed in all major national dailies both in English and Hindi, major sports weeklies of the country and in Australia and West-Indies. Through Cricket he has developed abiding interest in the Indian Diaspora, he Is a regular cricket columnist, acts as an expert on Makkalkural TV and writes on other facets of social activities of the country in a Chennai based daily Trinity Mirror. Through his writings he has promoted cricket in Bhutan, Kuwait, Maldives and Singapore. Chaturvedi has retained umbilical relationship with his ancestral village Dalip Nagar, Uttar Pradesh by getting electricity installed, irrigation canal cleaned and repaired for free flow of water for farmers for irrigation purposes. Chaturvedi has authored twenty seven books on cricket of which seventeen are in English, five are in Hindi and one in Marathi; some of his notable works are: World Cup Cricket: A Compendium Millennium's Greatest Indian Cricketers Cricket Ke Sitare The Complete Book of West Indies-India Test Cricket Legendary Indian Cricketers Cricket Ki Rochak Baten World Cup Cricket Cricket Commentary Kaksh Se Cricket in Indian Mythology Cricket commentary and commentators Cricket Pauranic Sandarbh He has contributed to the book, Sojourners to Settlers, writing on the topic, Contribution of the Indo-West Indians to Caribbean Cricket.

He writes columns for Hindustan Times, an English language daily from India. He is known to have friendly ties with renowned cricketers such as Sunil Gavaskar, Garry Sobers, Wesley Hall, Glenn Turner, Clive Lloyd and Alvin Kallicharan. Cricket in India Cricket World Cup Journalist Sports commentator Mayanti Langer Kanthi D. Suresh Ravi Chaturvedi. World Cup Cricket: A Compendium. Harman Publishing House. P. 648. ISBN 978-8186622797. Ravi Chaturvedi. Millennium's greatest Indian cricketers. Saru Prakashan. P. 163. ISBN 978-8187041016. Ravi Chaturvedi. Cricket Ke Sitare. Prabhat Publications. P. 259. ISBN 978-8173156311. Ravi Chaturvedi; the Complete Book Of West Indies-india Test Cricket. Orient Paperbacks. P. 200. Ravi Chaturvedi. Legendary Indian Cricketers. New Delhi: Ocean Books. ISBN 9788184300758. Ravi Chaturvedi. Cricket Ki Rochak Baten. ISBN 9789380183510. Ravi Chaturvedi. World Cup Cricket. Vikas Publishing. ISBN 9780706961362. "Civil Investiture Ceremony - Padma Shri". Video. YouTube. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2014

Algie D. Brown

Algie Dee Brown was an attorney from Shreveport, who from 1948 to 1972 was a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He served under Governors Earl Kemp Long, Robert F. Kennon, Jimmie Davis, John McKeithen, his interest in politics began in the early 1930s when he heard the legendary Huey Pierce Long, Jr. give a stem-winding speech in Shreveport. Brown was born to John Spence Brown and the former Melody Bryan in a log house on a farm near Waldo near Magnolia in south Arkansas. One of seven children, he outlived his six siblings; the Browns moved to Shreveport in 1924, where Algie graduated in 1928 from C. E. Byrd High School, the first public high school in the city. One of his Byrd classmates was his future legislative colleague, Frank Fulco, who became a leader of the Italian American community in Louisiana. In 1934, Brown received a Bachelor of Arts from Methodist-affiliated Centenary College. In 1935, Brown obtained a degree from the Louisiana State University Law School in Baton Rouge and established his law practice, interrupted after eight years by World War II.

Brown was a United States Navy lieutenant aboard several aircraft carriers in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He was a radar control officer aboard the USS Natoma Bay when the escort carrier was struck by a Japanese kamikaze airplane during the Okinawa campaign in June 1945. Brown resumed his law practice. From 1953 to 1961, his law partner was William J. Fleniken, the former U. S. Attorney and judge of the Louisiana 1st Judicial District Court. Brown served as an at-large Caddo Parish delegate during his House career. By the time he declined to seek a seventh term in 1972, single-member districts were instituted in Louisiana legislative races. In the 1964 general election, Brown ran third for the five available seats but was outdistanced by Republican candidates Morley Hudson and Taylor O'Hearn. Joining Brown in the delegation were Frank Fulco and newcomer J. Bennett Johnston, Jr. a United States senator. Brown was not pleased at finishing behind two Republican beneficiaries of Charlton Lyons, waging the first well-organized GOP campaign for governor since Reconstruction.

The sixth-place candidate, narrowly eliminated in the competition by Johnston, was Wellborn Jack, a Shreveport attorney, who had served in the House for the preceding twenty-four years. A second Democrat voted out in the temporary Republican sweep of Caddo Parish was Jasper K. Smith of Vivian. Brown co-sponsored the 1960 bill creating the ten-member Joint Legislative Committee on Un-American Activities, modeled after the United States House Committee on Un-American Activities; the stated purpose of the committee was to investigate "communist and socialist activities" within Louisiana. The bill achieved final approval but only after the Louisiana State Senate amended it to require that the committee act through the office of the state attorney general Jack P. F. Gremillion, to enforce contempt actions. In the 1966 legislative session, Brown opposed the establishment of 60-day annual legislative session, which he claimed would "mean just that many more bad bills we'd have to kill." Brown proposed a second deputy voter registrar for Caddo Parish because of federal intervention in the registration process, which began through the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

He advocated the adoption of a new criminal code for Louisiana. In 1947, Brown wed the former Hazel Turner. In 1996, he married Elise Beaudreaux of Louisiana. Brown died at his Shreveport home after a lengthy illness. Services were held in the Frost Chapel of the First Baptist Church of Shreveport, of which Brown had been a member for seventy-five years. Brown was buried beside first wife Hazel at Forest Park Cemetery East in Shreveport, he was survived by two sons, Curtis Brown of Shreveport and Bryan Brown, two grandsons, three stepchildren

1982 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC and OFC)

Listed below are the dates and results for the 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the Asian and Oceanian zone. For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification. A total of 21 AFC and OFC teams entered the competition. However, Iran withdrew; the Asian and Oceanian zone was allocated 2 places in the final tournament. There would be two rounds of play: First Round: The remaining 20 teams would be divided into 4 groups; the groups had different rules, as follows: Group 1 had 5 teams. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis; the group winner would qualify. Group 2 had 5 teams; the teams played against each other once in Saudi Arabia. The group winner would qualify. Group 3 had 4 teams; the teams played against each other once in Kuwait. The group winner would qualify. Group 4 had 6 teams. All matches. There would be four stages of play: Classification matches: All teams would be paired up to play preliminary matches to determine group classification.

Group stage: Based on the results of the classification matches, the 6 teams were divided into 2 groups of 3 teams each. The teams played against each other once; the group winners and runners-up would advance to the semifinals. Semifinals: The winner of Group A played against the runner-up of Group B in a single match, the winner of Group B played against the runner-up of Group A in a single match; the winners would advance to the Final. Final: The 2 teams played against each other in a single match; the winner would advance to the Final Round. Final Round: The 4 teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis; the group winner and runner-up would qualify. New Zealand advanced to the Final Round. Saudi Arabia advanced to the Final Round. Kuwait advanced to the Final Round. Based on the results, China PR, Japan and Macau were placed in Group A, while Hong Kong, Korea DPR and Singapore were placed in Group B. China and Japan advanced to the Group 4 Semifinals. Korea DPR and Hong Kong advanced to the Group 4 Semifinals.

Korea DPR advanced to the Group 4 Final. China PR advanced to the Group 4 Final on penalties. China PR advanced to the Final Round. Notes China PR and New Zealand finished level on points and goal difference, a play-off on neutral ground was played to decide who would qualify. Kuwait and New Zealand qualified. 9 goals 8 goals 5 goals 4 goals 3 goals 2 goals 1 goal 1 own goal 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification To date, this was the last time that South Korea failed to qualify for a FIFA World Cup

Thomas Bevan (cricketer)

Thomas Bevan was an English first-class cricketer and British Army officer. Bevan was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards in December 1919 after graduating from Sandhurst, he would serve with the Coldstream Guards until his death during the Second World War, at which he commanded the 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. He played first-class cricket for the British Army cricket team. Bevan was born at Crayford in February 1900 to his wife, Ethel, he was educated before attending the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Graduating from Sandhurst in December 1919, he entered into the Coldstream Guards as a second lieutenant. Two years he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in December 1921, he appeared in a single first-class cricket match for the British Army cricket team against the Royal Air Force at The Oval in 1928. Batting twice in the match, he was dismissed for 6 runs by Richard Utley in the Army's first-innings, while following-on in their second-innings he was dismissed by Charles Blount for a single run.

Bevan was promoted to the rank of captain in November 1929. He was promoted to the rank of major in September 1937. Bevan served during the Second World War and was mentioned in dispatches for distinguished service in the Middle East during the period December 1940–February 1941, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel during the war and commanded the 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards during the Western Desert Campaign. He saw action at the Battle of The Cauldron. Days after the engagements at The Cauldron, Bevan was present at the Knightsbridge Box with the 201st Guards Brigade when it was attacked and surrounded by the 15th Panzer Division on 11 June 1942, he was wounded the following day and died from his wounds shortly after. Bevan was survived by Sylvia of Oakham, Rutland, he was subsequently buried at the Tobruk War Cemetery. Thomas Bevan at ESPNcricinfo

Southport Pier, Gold Coast

Southport Pier is a pier spanning the Gold Coast Broadwater in Southport, a suburb on the Gold Coast in South East Queensland, Australia. The current pier was constructed in 2009, replacing a previous structure demolished in 1969. Located in the sheltered Broadwater, the pier and its surrounds was an attraction to visitors in the late 19th and the first half of the 20th century who sailed along the coast or, after the arrival of the railway, traveled down from Brisbane by steam train. Passengers were transported to Brisbane via steamboats. Southport has had a number of jetties along the curve of beach between the mouth of the Nerang River and Deep Water Point in Labrador, some of them operating concurrently, since the 1870s. With out a wharf or similar structure it was not possible to land goods or passengers directly onto the shore without using a smaller boat. Differing opinions were held within the growing township as to the best position for a wharf or jetty. In February 1879 two delegations traveled to Brisbane to put forward their respective cases.

One group was in favour of constructing the jetty in a position central to the township which they anticipated growing northwards. The other group preferred the jetty to be built to the south where the current owners were selling lots; the first permanent jetty in Southport was built to the south of the township near the mouth of the Nerang River opposite the Southport Hotel near the present day northern approach of the Gold Coast Bridge. Owned by Richard Gardiner, in early 1878 the Southport Hotel was sold to Mr. William Charles Maund who constructed a substantial jetty the following year; the jetty was designed by Mr. H. Barnes, part of the first survey trip by the Harbours and Rivers Department mapping local waterways; the survey party were staying at the hotel which was, at the time, the only accommodation in the area. It was built by private subscription for £52 and was 280 foot long and six foot wide; the jetty included a tram track along its length to aid in unloading and transferring luggage and other items from the steamers arriving at Southport It opened in late 1879 with additional work undertaken to create a channel between the new jetty and Deepwater Point at Labrador.

By May 1880, it was reported that Mr. Maund, the hotelier, had enlarged the existing jetty. In January 1880 a deputation of local residents visited the Acting Colonial Treasurer to request that the State Government construct a jetty able to meet their needs; the visit did not result in the Government committing funds, it was suggested that the people of Southport or the local Divisional Board fund the endeavor. Upon the return of the deputation, a meeting of local residents was called in February at which the proposed jetty was discussed. In November the local residents met again to consider borrowing £600 to build the jetty. A second jetty was erected further north near the Pacific Hotel in the vicinity of the intersection of The Esplanade and Nerang Street which, by September 1881, was reported as being completed but in use. In October 1881 the growth of the township was being reported in local newspapers and the'new jetty' is mentioned. Neither of the jetties were able to meet the needs of the local community.

The jetty near the mouth of the river could not be used in low tide while the pier in front of the Pacific Hotel was not approached by steamers. The decision was made to build a third jetty incorporating the existing structure in front of the Pacific Hotel. After an unsuccessful attempt to raise the funds by public subscription, the money for the third jetty was provided Mr. E. J. Stevens and Mr. John Cameron; the Queensland Government provided the lease for land on the water front and William David Nisbet, the engineer of the Harbours and Rivers Department, assisted with specifications and drew the plans. The owners leased the structure for three years to the Southport Divisional Board. On Wednesday 28 November 1883 the township's third jetty was opened with the'whole of Southport' in attendance. To keep building costs low, the new jetty used reclaimed railway rails in its construction; this was reported as being one of the first times this method of construction was known to have been used.

The new jetty was 800 foot long and had a goods shed and waiting room surrounded by a verandah on three sides. This extended structure was to become known as the Southport Pier. In 1886 the Southport Divisional Board announced that it intended to build a new pier and goods shed near the site of the'old jetty near Balmer's hotel' at a cost of £600. In 1886 Mr. Balmer had taken over the Southport Hotel from Mr. Maund. In 1887 the Divisional Board were reporting that the existing jetty at the river mouth remained in private hands but the foreshore and surrounds, which were the responsibly of local government, were suffering from erosion. By 1888, the local community still did not have access to a free public jetty. Within a few years, the Southport Pier near the Pacific Hotel had been extended to 900 feet and a bathing enclosure was built against the pier for locals and visitors to enjoy protected sea bathing, it was during this same period that construction of the Southport Sea Wall along the foreshore began.

The Southport Pier and Baths Company leased—and sold—the pier to the Southport Divisional Board. In 1913, the timber structure was replaced with a concrete one; the popular Pier Theatre opened in December 1926 and offered a venue for movies and general entertainment. The first theatre was rebuilt that same year. Both the pier and theatre were demolished in 1969. A new pier was constructed in 2009, its length is 100 m. List of piers Southport Broadwater Parklands Research notes provided by Gold Coast City Council Local Studi