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Ole Rømer

Ole Christensen Rømer was a Danish astronomer who, in 1676, made the first quantitative measurements of the speed of light. Rømer invented the modern thermometer showing the temperature between two fixed points, namely the points at which water boils and freezes. In scientific literature, alternative spellings such as "Roemer", "Römer", or "Romer" are common. Rømer was born on 25 September 1644 in Århus to merchant and skipper Christen Pedersen, Anna Olufsdatter Storm, daughter of a well-to-do alderman. Since 1642, Christen Pedersen had taken to using the name Rømer, which means that he was from the Danish island of Rømø, to distinguish himself from a couple of other people named Christen Pedersen. There are few records of Ole Rømer before 1662, when he graduated from the old Aarhus Katedralskole, moved to Copenhagen and matriculated at the University of Copenhagen, his mentor at the University was Rasmus Bartholin, who published his discovery of the double refraction of a light ray by Iceland spar in 1668, while Rømer was living in his home.

Rømer was given every opportunity to learn mathematics and astronomy using Tycho Brahe's astronomical observations, as Bartholin had been given the task of preparing them for publication. Rømer was employed by the French government: Louis XIV made him tutor for the Dauphin, he took part in the construction of the magnificent fountains at Versailles. In 1681, Rømer returned to Denmark and was appointed professor of astronomy at the University of Copenhagen, the same year he married Anne Marie Bartholin, the daughter of Rasmus Bartholin, he was active as an observer, both at the University Observatory at Rundetårn and in his home, using improved instruments of his own construction. His observations have not survived: they were lost in the great Copenhagen Fire of 1728. However, a former assistant, Peder Horrebow, loyally wrote about Rømer's observations. In Rømer's position as royal mathematician, he introduced the first national system for weights and measures in Denmark on 1 May 1683. Based on the Rhine foot, a more accurate national standard was adopted in 1698.

Measurements of the standards fabricated for length and volume show an excellent degree of accuracy. His goal was to achieve a definition based on astronomical constants; this would happen after practicalities making it too inaccurate at the time. Notable is his definition of the new Danish mile of 24,000 Danish feet. In 1700, Rømer persuaded the king to introduce the Gregorian calendar in Denmark-Norway – something Tycho Brahe had argued for in vain a hundred years earlier. Rømer developed one of the first temperature scales while convalescing from a broken leg. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit visited him in 1708 and improved on the Rømer scale, the result being the familiar Fahrenheit temperature scale still in use today in a few countries. Rømer established navigation schools in several Danish cities. In 1705, Rømer was made the second Chief of the Copenhagen Police, a position he kept until his death in 1710; as one of his first acts, he fired the entire force, being convinced that the morale was alarmingly low.

He was the inventor of the first street lights in Copenhagen, worked hard to try to control the beggars, poor people and prostitutes of Copenhagen. In Copenhagen, Rømer made rules for building new houses, got the city's water supply and sewers back in order, ensured that the city's fire department got new and better equipment, was the moving force behind the planning and making of new pavement in the streets and on the city squares. Rømer died at the age of 65 in 1710, he was buried in Copenhagen Cathedral, which has since been rebuilt following its destruction in the Battle of Copenhagen. There is a modern memorial; the determination of longitude is a significant practical problem in navigation. Philip III of Spain offered a prize for a method to determine the longitude of a ship out of sight of land, Galileo proposed a method of establishing the time of day, thus longitude, based on the times of the eclipses of the moons of Jupiter, in essence using the Jovian system as a cosmic clock. Galileo proposed this method to the Spanish crown but it proved to be impractical, because of the inaccuracies of Galileo's timetables and the difficulty of observing the eclipses on a ship.

However, with refinements, the method could be made to work on land. After studies in Copenhagen, Rømer joined Jean Picard in 1671 to observe about 140 eclipses of Jupiter's moon Io on the island of Hven at the former location of Tycho Brahe’s observatory of Uraniborg, near Copenhagen, over a period of several months, while in Paris Giovanni Domenico Cassini observed the same eclipses. By comparing the times of the eclipses, the difference in longitude of Paris to Uranienborg was calculated. Cassini had observed the moons of Jupiter between 1666 and 1668, discovered discrepancies in his measurements that, at first, he attributed to light having a finite speed. In 1672 Rømer went to Paris and continued observing the satellites of Jupiter as Cassini's assistant. Rømer added his own observations to Cassini's and observed that times between eclipses got shorter as Earth approached Jupiter, longer as Earth moved farther away. Cassini made an announcement to the Academy of Sciences on 22 August 1676: This second inequality appears to be due to light taking some time to reach us from the sat

Kostas Choumis

Kostas Choumis was a Greek-Romanian football player who played as a striker. He is regarded in Greece and Romania as one of the greatest strikers in the 1930s. Kostas Choumis made his senior debut in 1933, playing for Ethnikos Piraeus, a team from his hometown. Shortly after his debut, he became a certainty for the starting lineup, he won the South Division championship with Ethnikos Piraeus in 1934-1935 season, scoring 15 goals in 10 matches. The National championship was not held in 1934-1935 season, but the next year it was played and Choumis became the top scorer of the league, with 12 goals scored in 14 matches. In 1936, Kostas moved to Romanian club Venus Bucureşti, after scoring two goals against Romania a year earlier, he played his first match in Divizia A against Telefoane Bucureşti. He remains in history as the first scorer for a Romanian team in the European competitions, scoring the first goal of Venus Bucureşti in the First Round of 1937 Mitropa Cup, against Ujpest FC from Hungary.

The match was lost by Venus, 4-6, with Choumis scoring the last goal of the Romanian team. Kostas Choumis did not win the Romanian Cup, he played in the last three matches of the 1940 Romanian Cup final, after two replays of the final Rapid Bucureşti won the third replay and the final. He remained at Venus during World War II and in the first season after it, but left the team in 1947 to play at Karres Mediaş, where he played a season along Ştefan Dobay, he played for the Mediaş-based team until 1950, after a short spell at IT Arad, he retired from the playing career. Kostas Choumis made his debut for the Greece national football team in December 1934, in a Balkan Cup match against Yugoslavia. A few days in a match against Romania, Kostas scored his first international goal. In May 1935, in another Balkan Cup match against Romania, Choumis scored two goals and caught the eye of the Romanian club Venus Bucureşti. In his last match for Greece, he scored the only goal for his team in Cairo, but the Greeks lost the game against Egypt.

In 1941, after five years of living in Romania, Kostas made his debut for Romania, in a match against Slovakia. He scored the first goal for The Tricolours, Romania won 3-2, his last international match came in June 1943. The match ended as a draw, 2-2. Ethnikos PiraeusGreek South Division Championship: 1934–1935Venus BucureştiLiga I: 1936–1937, 1938–1939, 1939–1940UTA AradLiga I: 1950 Greece National League Topscorer: 1935–1936 Kostas Choumis at Kostas Choumis at

L'Ex de ma vie

L'Ex de ma vie is a 2014 French comedy film directed by Dorothée Sebbagh. Ariane, a young French violinist, agrees inflamed marriage proposal Christen, an irresistible conductor. Only problem: she is still a little... married! Separated for two years with Nino, an Italian schoolteacher with a strong character, she manages to convince him to follow her to Paris for divorce in 8 days flat, but their trip for two in the city of love looks much more eventful than expected... Géraldine Nakache as Ariane Kim Rossi Stuart as Nino Pascal Demolon as Christen Catherine Jacob as Daphné Sophie Cattani as Barbara Nicole Ferroni as The guide L'Ex de ma vie on IMDb

Live as Hippie-Punks

Live as Hippie-Punks is a 1995 live album by the band Die Engel des Herrn. It was recorded at a 1993 concert in Düsseldorf, the band's final performance, as they split up following the concert; when Klaus Dinger signed to the Japanese record label "Captain Trip Records" in 1995, the recording was made into a live album and released. Following a succession of personal tragedies related to the band and their failure to secure the support of a major record label, the decision was made to split up; the three band members organised a final concert at Malkasten in Düsseldorf, in which they were supported by bass guitarist and double bassist Konstantin Wienstroer and slide guitarist Dirk Flader. The set list includes a mixture of songs from Die Engel des Herrn's debut album and the La Düsseldorf album Viva; the D. E. D. H. Songs differ from their studio versions; the version of "Cha Cha 2000" on the album is notable for its free-form middle section, featuring Wienstroer's double bass as well as a variety of tuned percussion instruments.

"Live as Hippie-Punks" was released two years after the concert by Tokyo. It was the first of many Klaus Dinger albums to be released on this label, Dinger's first official live album, it was the last album to bear the "L. S. D." Imprint Dinger had adopted in 1992, although it was an L. S. D. Release only in name; the concert represents Dinger's last recorded performance with Gerhard Michel and his first with Wienstroer and Flader. "Live as Hippie-Punks" was the first Dinger album not to be released in LP format. All tracks written by Klaus Dinger except. "Intro" - 0:50 "Viva" - 5:24 "S. O. S." - 2:06 "Bitte, Bitte'93!" - 4:13 "The Song" - 10:54 "The Waltz'93" - 6:33 "Somewhere" - 3:48 "Cha Cha 2000" - 26:18 "Little Angel" - 5:39 "Tschüs" - 12:37 Die Engel des Herrn Klaus Dinger - artwork, electronics, harmonica, production, vocals Klaus Immig - drums Gerhard Michel - bells, vocalsothers Bernd Bruhns - photography Dirk Flader - slide guitar Ken Matsutani - artwork Marion Paas - photography, production Konstantin Wienstroer - bass, contrabass

Arborfield, Saskatchewan

Not to be confused with the original Arborfield in England. Arborfield is a town in east-central Saskatchewan, Canada 70 km northeast of Melfort; the town is located on Highway #23 14 km west of the Pasquia Hills. Arborfield is 54 km from Nipawin, 53 km from Tisdale, 266 km from Saskatoon and 196 km from Prince Albert. In 1910, the town requested that it be named Fairfield, but that name was rejected by the post office in Ottawa; because the offer was received on Arbor Day, the Post Office asked if the residents would accept Arborfield, which it did. As well, the town may have been named for Arborfield, the site of an engineering museum. Arborfield Public School Arborfield Elks Lodge #319 Jordan River Community Club Masons Arborfield Health Care Royal Canadian Legion Hall Committee Arborfield School Community Council Seniors Group Arborfield Curling Club Arborfield Skating Rink Arborfield Figure Skating Club Arborfield Minor Ball Arborfield Softball Anglican Catholic United List of communities in Saskatchewan List of towns in Saskatchewan Thunder Rail Ltd

NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge

The NBA Skills Challenge, is a National Basketball Association contest held on the Saturday before the annual All-Star Game as part of the All-Star Weekend. First held in 2003, it is a competition to test ball-handling and shooting ability. In the current version of the contest, two participants race against each other on identical courses by first dribbling between five obstacles while running down the court. Next, the player must throw a pass into an upright hoop; the players must dribble back the full length of the court for a lay up. Shortly after, the players must dribble back down the court and hit a three pointer from the top of the basketball key; the match ends. The champion is decided via a single elimination tournament format, with a guard and a frontcourt player guaranteed to face off in the final round; the current champion is Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat. A The time is the all-time event record. B Jameer Nelson was replaced by Mo Williams. C Derrick Rose was replaced by Russell Westbrook.

D Stephen Curry was replaced by Rajon Rondo. E For the 2013–14 season, the NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge was revamped to have 4 teams of two players compete to a two-round time relay-style course. F John Wall was replaced by Patrick Beverley due to resting purposes. G Michael Carter-Williams was replaced with his teammate Robert Covington due to injuries. Covington would be replaced by Elfrid Payton due to resting purposes. H Jimmy Butler was replaced by Dennis Schröder due to a shoulder injury. I Starting with the 2014–15 season, the NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge was revamped to a best of 8 tournament where after 8 players competed in the first round, only 4 would go to the semi-final round and 2 would participate in the championship round. J Defending champion Patrick Beverley would be replaced by rookie Emmanuel Mudiay due to an ankle injury. K Joel Embiid was replaced by Nikola Jokić due to a knee injury. L Kristaps Porziņģis was replaced by Andre Drummond due to a torn ACL injury.

M Donovan Mitchell was replaced by Buddy Hield after Mitchell replaced Aaron Gordon for the Slam Dunk Contest. Starting with the 2015 edition of the Skills Challenge, a tournament format was adopted. 201520162017201820192020 "Davis, Cousins give Taco Bell Skills Challenge new look". February 4, 2016. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 2010 Skills Challenge 2009 Skills Challenge 2008 Skills Challenge 2007 Skills Challenge 2006 Skills Challenge 2005 Skills Challenge 2004 Skills Challenge