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Paris–Rouen (motor race)

Paris–Rouen, Le Petit Journal Horseless Carriages Contest, was a pioneering city-to-city motoring competition in 1894, sometimes described as the world's first competitive motor race. The contest was organised by the newspaper Le Petit Journal and run from Paris to Rouen in France on 22 July 1894, it was preceded by four days of vehicle exhibition and qualifying events that created great crowds and excitement. The eight 50 km qualifying events started near the Bois de Boulogne and comprised interwoven routes around Paris to select the entrants for the main 126 km event; the first driver across the finishing line at Rouen was "le Comte de Dion" but he did not win the main prize because his steam vehicle needed a'stoker' and was thus ineligible. The fastest petrol powered car was a 3 hp Peugeot driven by Albert Lemaître; the premier prize, the 5,000 franc Prix du Petit Journal, for'the competitor whose car comes closest to the ideal' was shared by manufacturers Panhard et Levassor and Les fils de Peugeot frères, with vehicles that were'easy to use'.

In 1894, Pierre Giffard, editor of Le Petit Journal, organised the world's first motoring competition from Paris to Rouen to publicise his newspaper, to stimulate interest in motoring and to develop French motor manufacturing. Sporting events were a tested form of publicity stunt and circulation booster; the paper promoted it as "Le Petit Journal Competition for Horseless Carriages" that were "not dangerous, easy to drive, cheap during the journey", the main prize being for "the competitor whose car comes closest to the ideal". The "easy to drive" clause precluded from the prizes any vehicles needing a travelling mechanic or technical assistant such as a stoker. Le Petit Journal announced prize money totalling 10,000 gold francs – 5,000 for first place, 2,000 for second, 1,500 for third; the main prize was for the first eligible vehicle across the finish line in Rouen. See full list of 102 entrantsOne-hundred and two people paid the 10 franc entrance fee, they ranged from practical manufacturers like Peugeot, Panhard, de Dion-Bouton, Serpollet to amateur owners and'over-ambitious concepts'.

Seventy-eight entrants did not show up for qualifying on 18 July, these included some 25 powered by unfamiliar and improbable technologies such as "gravity" – nine. Additionally, 19 petrol-powered designs and 26 steam-powered cars and tricycles did not show up at the qualifying event. Qualifying was held from 19–21 July 1894, was preceded by a public exhibition of 26 cars to Neuilly-sur-Seine on 18 July. Journalists reported great crowds and excitement throughout the routes, at Précy-sur-Oise they finished through a triumphal arch. On 19 July, 26 cars lined the side of the Boulevard Maillot, stretching to the Bois de Boulogne, each parked 10 m apart until, at 8:00 am, the first car led off, followed at 15-second intervals by the others; the 50 km qualifying event had to be completed in under three hours to be eligible to start the main event, the 126 km race from Paris to Rouen. Qualifying was used as a major publicity tool for both the event and the newspaper for our readers who want to see the cars on the roads around Paris.

The 22 vehicles were split into five groups who completed complex interwoven tours of Paris and its environs, including Mantes-la-Jolie, Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Flins-sur-Seine, Triel-sur-Seine, Versailles, Dampierre-en-Yvelines, Corbeil-Essonnes, Palaiseau, Précy-sur-Oise, Gennevilliers and L'Isle-Adam, Val-d'Oise. The groups were balanced to ensure each included petrol and steam, a Peugeot, a Panhard & Levassor, different seating. Le Petit Journal, on the morning of the event, still expected Lemoigne and his gravity-powered vehicle to participate, although he was included as an additional member of group five; the groups that set off from Porte Maillot on Thursday 19 July were: Itinerary one – Paris to Mantes-la-Jolie via Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye and Flins-sur-Seine: No. 3 de Dion, Bouton et Cie, six seats, steam. – Did not qualify for Paris-Rouen. No. 13 Panhard et Levassor, four seats, petrol – qualified No. 21 Letar, four seats, steam – did not qualify No. 30 Les fils de Peugeot frères, three seats, petrol – qualified Itinerary two – Paris to Mantes-la-Jolie via Poissy and Triel-sur-Seine: No. 10 Scotte, 8–10 seats, steam – qualified No. 15 Panhard et Levassor, two seats, petrol – qualified No. 25 Coqatrix, four seats, steam – qualified No. 28 Les fils de Peugeot frères, four seats, petrol – qualified No. 44 de Prandieres, six seats, system Serpollet and petrol combined – qualifiedItinerary four – Paris to Rambouillet via Versailles and Dampierre-en-Yvelines: No. 7 Gautier, four seats, steam – qualified No. 18 Archdeacon, six or seven seats, steam – qualified No. 19 Le Blant, eight to ten seats, steam – qualified No. 42 Le Brun, four seats, petrol – qualified Itinerary five – Paris to Corbeil-Essonnes via Versailles and Palaiseau: No. 4 de Dion, four people, steam – qualified No. 16 Quantin, six seats, petrol – did not qualify No. 27 Les fils de Peugeot frères, two seats, petrol – qualified No. 29 Les fils de Peugeot frères, four seats, petrol – did not qualify No. 40 Lemoigne, four seats,'gravity powered'.

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Haun Saussy

Caleb Powell Haun Saussy is University Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. Saussy's first book, The Problem of a Chinese Aesthetic, discussed the tradition of commentary that has grown up around the early Chinese poetry collection Shi jing; this was followed by Great Walls of Discourse and Other Adventures in Cultural China, an account of the ways of knowing and describing specific to China scholarship, Sinographies, co-edited with Steven Yao and Eric Hayot. Other interests are reflected in the edited books Women Writers of Traditional China: An Anthology of Poetry and Criticism, Partner to the Poor: A Paul Farmer Reader and Ernest Fenollosa / Ezra Pound, The Chinese Written Character: A Critical Edition. Saussy and Perry Meisel supplied introductions and errata to the reissue of Wade Baskin's translation of Ferdinand de Saussure's Course in General Linguistics. In 2016 he published The Ethnography of Rhythm: Orality and Its Technologies, which subsequently won the Scaglione Prize for Comparative Studies of the MLA.

In 2017 followed Translation as Citation: Zhuangzi Inside Out. With Rivi Handler-Spitz and Pauline Chen Lee, he edited and translated A Book to Burn And A Book to Keep: Selected Writings of Li Zhi, he is an avid cyclist, memorizer of verb paradigms and lyric poetry, contributor to a variety of art installations including the innovative Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in San Jose, California, his articles range from the imaginary universal languages of Athanasius Kircher to Chinese musicology to the great Qing dynasty novel Honglou meng and the history of oral-poetry theory. He edited the American Comparative Literature Association's 2004 report on the state of the discipline. With others, he maintains www.printculture.com. Among his editorial responsibilities are: co-editor, Chinese Literature: Essays, Reviews. With Lazar Fleishman of Stanford University, he edits a series, "Verbal Art," now published by Fordham University Press. Saussy is the son of socialite Lola Haun Saussy and Tupper Saussy, an American musician and conspiracy theorist.

Raised in suburban Nashville, Tennessee, he attended Deerfield Academy and received his B. A. at Duke University in 1981. He received his M. Phil and Ph. D. at Yale University in comparative literature. Between college and graduate school, he studied linguistics and Chinese in Taiwan. Saussy was an assistant professor and associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, he was an associate professor, full professor, chair of the Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University, prior to joining the Yale faculty in 2004. Saussy moved to the University of Chicago in 2011. President of the American Comparative Literature Association Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Graduate President of the Alpha of Connecticut Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Web site at the University of Chicago

Frank Rogers (Brookside)

Frank Rogers is a fictional character from the British Channel 4 soap opera Brookside, played by Peter Christian. The character made his first on-screen appearance during the episode of 23 November 1982 as a recurring character and departed 3 August 1983. Frank returned as a permanent character during the episode broadcast 1 December 1987 and remained in the show for six years, being killed off in the episode aired on 5 November 1993. Frank, a lorry driver, had been failed to gain the promotion; the breakdown of their marriage effects their youngest daughter Katie Rogers. Burke told the Liverpool Echo's Peter Grant that "as the youngest daughter of Frank and Chrissy Rogers, had a lot on her plate."Frank enters a relationship with Lyn McLoughlin. He has to fight off unwanted advances from Lyn's sister Bev McLoughlin. Frank's departure storyline saw; the accident happens. Frank dies just after reaching hospital, his other passenger Tony Dixon is in a coma for three months before dying in hospital.

Frank a guest character, came to Brookside Close in November 1982 as a friend of Gavin and Petra Taylor, helped them move into Number 10. Following Gavin's death from a brain aneurysm and Barry Grant helped Petra cope with Gavin's death. After Petra's suicide in 1983 Frank was written out of the soap and left on the after Petra's funeral. Four years Frank returns as a permanent character with his wife Chrissy and children, renting No.7 from Harry Cross. Frank is promised a desk job at his lorry firm but they do not offer him the position, he travels to London to sort the problem out, but his lorry is stolen and he faces disciplinary action. Frank decides to upscale and buys the more spacious No.5 in 1989, following its repossession from Sheila Grant. Frank attends a funeral where he meets Lyn McLoughlin; the pair form a close bond and begin a relationship, following the end of his marriage to Chrissy in 1991. Frank and Chrissy's children continue living at the house with him, although Sammy moves out in 1992.

After Lyn becomes pregnant, the pair marry in November 1993. Frank drives to his wedding reception with Tony Dixon as a passenger - Frank offered Tony a lift to get him away from his feuding parents, Ron and DD. Jimmy Corkhill is driving, but while under the influence of cocaine, he causes Frank to swerve off the crash into a wall. Lyn, sitting in the back of the Rolls Royce car, escapes uninjured, but Frank and Tony took the brunt of the impact. Frank dies shortly after reaching the hospital, Tony is left in a coma. After Frank's funeral, it is revealed that the post-mortem showed him to be above the drink-drive limit. In Frank's will it states No.5, along with his savings, are to be split between his children and new wife. No.5 is sold to Barry Grant in 1994 and the proceeds split between Lyn, Sammy and Katie. Tony Dixon dies three months having never regained consciousness, at his funeral, Jimmy confesses that he was the driver of the other car. Just before Brookside's demise in 2003, Frances Traynor from the Daily Record named the crash that caused Frank's death one of the show's "most controversial plotlines".

Kibble-White, Graham. 20 Years of Brookside. Carlton Publishing Group. ISBN 1-8422-2764-5

Christopher Pegge

Sir Christopher Pegge M. D. was an English physician. The son of Samuel Pegge the younger, by his first wife, he was born in London, he entered Christ Church, Oxford, as a commoner on 18 April 1782, graduated B. A. on 23 February 1786. He was elected a Fellow of Oriel College in 1788, graduated M. A. and M. B. There on 10 June and 18 July 1789, he returned to Christ Church, was appointed Lee's reader in anatomy there in 1790, proceeded M. D. on 27 April 1792. On 9 November 1790 Pegge became physician to the Radcliffe Infirmary, a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1795, he was knighted on 26 June 1799, in 1801 was appointed regius professor of physic at Oxford. He was elected a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians on 25 June 1796, delivered the Harveian oration in 1805, became a censor in 1817. Pegge left Oxford in 1816, took a house in George Street, Hanover Square, for his health. Soon afterwards he moved on to Hastings, he retained the regius professorship. He attended in the university, in accordance with the statutes, died in Oxford, after an asthmatic seizure, on 3 August 1822.

He was master of Ewelme Hospital, was buried in Ewelme church, where he had an epitaph in the south aisle. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lee, Sidney, ed.. "Pegge, Christopher". Dictionary of National Biography. 44. London: Smith, Elder & Co

Off the Ground (song)

"Off the Ground" is a song by Paul McCartney and is from the album from the same name. The video can be seen on The McCartney Years; the video was shot by Industrial Magic. Some behind the scenes footage can be seen on the out of Movin' On; the video features "Soggy Noodle", a short acoustic piece played as an intro which can be found as a B-side on the single release. In the US, it reached number 27 on the Adult Contemporary chart; the song was played live during The New World Tour. 7" single"Off the Ground" "Cosmically Conscious"CD single"Off the Ground" – 3:51 "Cosmically Conscious" – 4:39 "Style Style" – 5:59 "Sweet Sweet Memories" – 4:02 "Soggy Noodle"

Slobodan Savić

Slobodan Savić is a Serbian journalist and critic. He graduated Literature and Theory of Literature from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Philology, his reviews and short prose works were published in Student, Književna reč, Književne novine, Književni list, literary almanacs, emitted in radio and television programmes. He has been an Editor and Editor in Chief of cultural programme on Radio Belgrade 2 for many years, the author and mediator of the cult talk show Radio parliament, he was Editor of literary journal Znak, literary Editor of magazine Profil and Editor of culture of a daily papers Glas javnosti. He was awarded by the winner of Annual award of Radio Television Belgrade, he is a author of numerous documentary TV films and series. The Editor in Department of Cultural and Artistic programme on Serbian Radio Television. Initiator and author of the TV series Reading of the Theater, he is a member of the Association of Theatre Critics of Serbia. He was born at Požarevac, grew up at Kostolac and works in Belgrade for many years.

Kratka svetska priča, selection of stories, publisher Braničevo, Požarevac, 1989), Zbog njih su mnogi gubili glavu, publisher Evro, Belgrade, 2000, Istočno i zapadno od raja, publisher Laguna, Belgrade, 2007, Biljana Srbljanović, porodične i druge priče, publisher Knjaževsko-srpski teatar, City of Kragujevac, 2008. TV series Reading of the Theater Novi pozorišni poredak Izgon iz komunističkog raja Režija i angažman Amadeus režije Pozorište kao utočište Kroz istoriju i pozorište Srbije Porodične i druge priče, Život nije bajka Pozorište u dosluhu s vremenom Pozorište kao ogledalo istorije Nepodnošljiva lakoća režije Radio Television Belgrade Laguna Knjaževsko-srpski teatar