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Paul Andreu

Paul Andreu was a French architect, known for his designs of multiple airports such as Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, multiple prestigious projects in China, including the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Andreu was born in southwest France, he graduated in 1958 from the École Polytechnique and continued his studies at the École des ponts ParisTech, graduating in 1961. He next studied under architect Paul Lamarche in the École des Beaux-Arts, graduating in 1968. Andreu was responsible for the design of numerous airports, including Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport in China, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Dubai International Airport, Cairo International Airport, Brunei International Airport, the Charles de Gaulle Airport, Orly Airport in Paris, he was in charge of constructing Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris from 1967 on. On 23 May 2004 a portion of Terminal 2E collapsed. Terminal 2E, inaugurated in 2003, is the seventh terminal at Roissy by Andreu, has been described as one of Andreu's boldest designs.

The collapse was attributed by the ad hoc administrative enquiry commission to a variety of technical causes and the lack of margins of safety in the design. Andreu blamed the collapse on poor execution by the building companies. Andreu's other projects included the Grande Arche at La Défense in Paris and the National Grand Theater of China enclosed in a titanium and glass shell near Beijing's Tiananmen Square, inaugurated on 22 December 2007. In 2008, Andreu was hired to design a cultural centre and ticket office in Montreal's new Quartier des Spectacles entertainment district. In 2011, Andreu became dean emeritus and chair professor of the Architecture Department at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, where he taught three months per year. In 2015 and 2016, he was a member of the Prix Versailles judges panel. Www.paul-andreu.com Andreu's homepage BBC News: Profile: Paul Andreu Official report of the enquiry commission Pictures and profile at Specifier Magazine Paul Andreu at Structurae Gerhard Bissell, Paul, in: Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, Suppl.

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Too Chee Chew

Tan Sri Dr. Too Chee Chew (杜志超)P. S. M. M. B. E. J. M. N. Better known as C. C. Too, was a major exponent of psychological warfare in Malaysia. Too was the first local to head the Psychological Warfare Section, from 1956 till his retirement in 1983. Too was responsible for crafting British and Malayan policy during negotiations with Malayan Communist Party leaders and encouraging the support of controversial government policies such as Briggs' Plan during the Malayan Emergency. Too was born in Kuala Lumpur to Too Choo Sun; the elder Too's father, Too Nam, was involved in the Chinese revolutionary movement, had tutored Sun Yat Sen. Too's early education was in the Chinese stream, but he attended Methodist Boys School in Kuala Lumpur. In 1938, he was the top candidate in Kuala Lumpur for the Cambridge School Certificate Examination, scoring six A1s and two B2s, he attended a science course at the Victoria Institution, before being awarded the Federated Malay States scholarship to Raffles College in Singapore.

Too attended Raffles College from 1939 to 1941. That same year, the Japanese began their invasion of Southeast Asia, he never completed his course at Raffles College, but was awarded a war diploma in science after the end of the Second World War, in 1947. In the course of his studies, Too befriended Eu Chooi Yip( 余柱业 ), they parted ways after the Japanese invasion, Too did not hear of Eu again until he participated in the planning of Operation Coldstore, when it emerged that Eu had joined the communists. During the war, Too spent his time at the Kuala Lumpur book club, where he read all the books available, he took up photography. It was during the war and its aftermath that the communists attempted to persuade Too to join them. Several leaders of the Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army – an organisation which would form the bulk of the communist forces – were introduced to Too, invited to join the MPAJA when they flew to London for the victory parade. Too, declined. Despite this, they pressed on introducing Too to Chin Peng the Secretary-General of the Malayan Communist Party.

After the war, Too acted as a liaison between the communist leaders of the MPAJA and some American officers of the OSS – it was these officers who gave Too the name "C. C. Too", which would stick with him for the rest of his life, it was in this role that Too had his first encounter with psychological warfare, when he encouraged a minor communist leader to defect. In April 1946, Too began work as a secretary to the Consulate of the Republic of China, he was promoted to secretary to the Consul General. Too's employment at the consulate ended when Britain recognised the People's Republic of China instead in 1950. In early 1951, Too joined the Emergency Information Service as a research assistant, he was soon promoted to Chinese Assistant to the Head of the EIS, where he became frustrated by a lack of documents for analysis. Purporting to be doing so in the name of the Head of the EIS, he issued a directive requiring every scrap of paper recovered from enemy communist combatants in the ongoing Malayan Emergency be forwarded to headquarters.

Around 1952, it was the opinion of the EIS that the communists were on the verge of giving up their insurgency. However, Too's analysis of the situation indicated that the communists were only narrowing the focus and scope of their activities in certain areas, while expanding them in others. Too relied on certain documents classified as "Top Secret" – a classification that would limit access only to expatriate British officers – that he had been shown by the head of the EIS, who endorsed Too's report; that same year, a new Director General of Information, A. D. C. Peterson, was appointed by Gerald Templar. Peterson was seen by Too as being less co-operative with locals, Too resigned in "utter disgust" in 1953 at his perceived interference with his work. Too, involved in the authoring and distribution of propaganda leaflets, went as far as to complain to a General that the interference of the British was as if a civilian had been deploying the army's soldiers. In Too's view, the British were unacquainted with the realities on the ground of preparing propaganda, a view he believed found validation after Peterson left Malaya in 1955.

An alternative view of Peterson's role, relationship with Too, can be found in other studies of the period, such as Kumar Ramakrishna's: Emergency Propaganda: The Winning of Malayan Hearts and Minds, 1948–1958. Before leaving, Peterson warned the new Head of the Psychological Warfare Section, O. W. Wolters, about Too, whose "Tooism" was in Peterson's view more threatening than communism. Wolters soon made contact with Too, invited him to rejoin the government in 1955. Too would serve in the Psychological Warfare Section on a contract to be renewed every two years. A caveat of this was that because he was not considered a "permanent" public servant, Too would be ineligible for a pension; the following year, Too replaced Wolters, becoming the first Malayan Head of the Psychological Warfare Section. As part of his work in the Psychological Warfare Section, Too crafted a campaign to turn public opinion against the communists; the communists drew on support from Malaysian Chinese, who in Too's view would not be swayed by traditional government appeals along the lines of "Look c

Race Against Time (band)

Race Against Time were an English heavy metal band from Derbyshire, formed in 1978 along with Paralex and Radium, who referred to themselves as the'East Midlands Bands Cooperative'. These bands shared equipment and organised concerts, helping Nottingham to become a hotbed of activity during the new wave of British heavy metal, they were progressive but with a heavy, doom influenced sound and were regarded as professional musicians. They wore a kind of proto-corpsepaint with black clothing. Race Against Time formed in 1978 between Chesterfield and Matlock, England. Al Short had played in two bands called Captain Hippo and Heavy Water, he noticed an advert in a music shop window placed by Dave Halliday, whose previous band Skint had broken up. They were a four piece, with Halliday on guitar, but as more songs were written he took over on vocals and the band became a three piece, they tried a number of drummers before finding Geoff Green. Following being let down by a record label who pulled out of releasing "Bedtime" as a single with two B sides at the last minute, they were approached by Nigel Burnham, a journalist, creating the New Electric Warriors compilation album with Logo Records.

The proposed A side of the single is the final track on the album. Unable to regain record label attention, the band decided to split following a session aired on Trevor Dann's BBC Radio Nottingham Rock Show; the band Hell was formed with members of the aforementioned'East Midlands Bands Cooperative', guitarist Kev Bowler and bassist Tony Speakman from Paralex and drummer Tim Bowler from Overdrive. Halliday used a lot of Race Against Time material in this new outfit. In 2015 Al Short and Geoff Green reunited with Radium members Kevin Healey and Andy Meehan to play the songs of both bands at Brofest in Newcastle; the release of their Time Waits For No Man compilation on High Roller Records coincided with this performance. Race against time are best described as a NWOBHM band, although they played a darker form of blues, weeded out of their sound when they evolved into Hell. Dave G. Halliday - vocals, guitar Al Short - bass Geoff Green - drums Time Waits for No Man New Electric Warriors with the song "Bedtime" List of new wave of British heavy metal bands

9M133M Kornet-M

The 9M133M Kornet-M Russian anti-tank guided missile is an improved version of the 9M133 Kornet ATGM, with increased range, fire-and-forget capability, an improved warhead. Kornet-EM missiles are chiefly used on the Kornet-D system. Kornet-M missiles are compatible with standard Kornet man-portable tripod launchers. Introduced in 2012, it is equipped with an automatic target tracker, which turns it into a "fire and forget" missile; the automatic target tracker makes it jamming-resistant. The “fire and forget” capability allows a vehicle equipped with twin launchers to attack two different targets at once, increasing its rate of fire, decreases the number of vehicles needed for a mission, can defeat vehicles equipped with an active protection system through salvo fire at one target; the system's use of an autotracker can make it more effective against low-flying aerial threats like helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles. Like the Kornet, the Kornet-M is designed to defeat vehicles with explosive reactive armor via a tandem-warhead.

There's Kornet-M variants equipped with thermobaric warheads. Russia Bahrain Algeria Saudi Arabia Iran

Yung Shue Wan

Yung Shue Wan is the main population centre on Lamma Island, Hong Kong. It has a population of 6,000; the village is a mix of residential properties and restaurants. Yung Shue Wan gives a Mediterranean feeling. In addition to the indigenous residents, the quiet and laid-back lifestyle make it an attractive and popular living location for middle-class commuters, it is popular with expatriates. There is a Tin Hau Temple in Yung Shue Wan. Yung Shue Wan can be reached by ferry from the Outlying Islands Ferry Pier No. 4 in Central, which takes about 25 minutes, or from Aberdeen, which takes about 35 minutes. On 1 October 2012, at 20:20 HKT, a ferry and another passenger vessel collided off Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island, Hong Kong; the day was the National Day of the People's Republic of China, one of the ships was headed for the commemorative firework display, scheduled to take place half an hour later. With 39 killed and more than 100 injured, the incident was the deadliest maritime disaster in Hong Kong since 1971.

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Tony Virta

Tony'QB' Virta is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward. He was drafted by the Minnesota Wild as their fourth-round pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. On December 5, 2005, Virta received a serious knee injury from a failed hip check against him in a game against Ilves, but recovered to play in the last games of the season. In the summer of 2001 Virta signed with Färjestads BK, but before the season had started he signed with the NHL club Minnesota Wild, who had drafted the same summer, therefore never played a game for Färjestad. Lasse Oksanen trophy for best player during the SM-liiga regular season - 2001 Tony Virta career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database Tony Virta career statistics at EliteProspects.com