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Phillips Idowu

Phillips Olaosebikan Idowu, is a British athlete who specialises in the triple jump. He is a former World Outdoor and Indoor, European Outdoor and Indoor, Commonwealth triple jump champion, he was a silver medalist at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Idowu is a member of the London-based Belgrave Harriers athletics club and has been for much of his career. Despite his successes, Idowu has at times been accused of inconsistency and of failing to fulfil his potential, including his disappointing failure at the London Olympics 2012, his championship record since 2008 his gold medal at the 2009 World Athletics Championships, has addressed some of these criticisms. Idowu grew up in Hackney, was a talented sportsman at school in both basketball and American football, yet he was most successful as a junior in athletics. In 1997 he came to attention as a triple jumper when he won the English Schools Championships and the under-20s AAA title, rounding off the year by coming fourth in the European Junior Championships.

Idowu's success continued in 2000, when he was ranked in the top 10 triple jumpers in the world and placed sixth in the 2000 Olympic Games. In 2001 he won the European Cup, though that year his form was found wanting at the World Championships in Edmonton, his first major international medal came when he won silver at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, setting a new personal best of 17.68 metres but losing to world record holder and compatriot Jonathan Edwards. In 2002 he placed 5th in the European Championships. In 2012, Idowu defeated world champion Christian Taylor at a Diamond League meeting in Shanghai. A knee injury that required surgery ruled Idowu out of the whole 2003 season, his aim was to return to form in 2004 to compete at the Olympic Games in Athens. In March 2006, Idowu triumphed at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. However, he failed to maintain this form and once again finished in 5th place at the European Championships that year. In 2007, in the absence of world leader Christian Olsson, Idowu beat compatriot Nathan Douglas to gold in the European Indoor Championships in Birmingham.

He recorded a championship record jump of 17.56 m. Idowu went on to win the IAAF Golden League Bislett Games in June 2007 with a distance of 17.35 m. By July 2007 he was ranked the number three triple jumper in the world, a new career high. On 9 March 2008, Idowu won his first world title, taking the gold medal at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Valencia, Spain, his jump of 17.75 m broke the British and Commonwealth Indoor record held by his compatriot and former adversary Jonathan Edwards, who presented him with his medal at the ceremony. Despite his successes at the Indoor Championships and Commonwealth Games, Idowu decided to change coach, switching from John Herbert to 1982 Commonwealth Games medalist Aston Moore. Reflecting on his choice, Idowu stated: "now is the right time to make a change as I develop and move forward". Idowu won the men's triple jump title at the 2008 British Olympic Trials with a distance of 17.58 m, at the time the longest outdoor jump of 2008. He followed this up with further jumps of 17.57 m and 17.27 m.

Idowu took silver in the men's triple jump at the 2008 Beijing Olympics behind World Champion Nelson Évora after arriving at the games as the favourite. His best jump was 17.62 m, achieved in the third round. In an interview with Reuters, Idowu expressed disappointment at having won only silver, though he displayed good humour and looked forward to the next Olympics in London. Idowu missed the start of the 2009 athletics season due to a knee injury. On Tuesday 18 August 2009 he won the World Championships in Berlin with the longest jump of anyone so far this year and an outdoors personal best distance of 17.73 m, again having his medal presented by Jonathan Edwards. In July 2010 he broke his triple jump personal best jumping 17.81 metres at the Barcelona European Athletics Championships to win gold. Idowu was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours "for services to athletics". Idowu was battling for fitness coming into the 2012 Summer Olympics in his native London, had not jumped competitively for nearly three months.

Idowu struggled and could not make it past the qualifying round of the triple jump, ending his hopes of a medal. After receiving leg surgery in autumn 2012, Idowu continued to struggle with fitness and form during 2013. In July 2013 he announced that he was "taking a step back" from the sport "for the foreseeable future", a step that some interpreted as tantamount to retirement. However, Idowu returned to top-level international competition at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting in May 2014, after a spell of training and competition in Australia. Idowu was educated at Brunel University London. Idowu is known to the public for his eccentric personality, sporting a variety of hair colours, an array of facial piercings and trademark booming laugh. Other than triple jump, Idowu enjoys basketball, he has a daughter, D'Karma, a son, Prince.. Both his parents are Nigerian. In 2013, Idowu joined Jack Dee, Dara Ó Briain, Greg James, Mel C and Chelsee Healey in Through Hell and High Water, a Comic Relief challenge which involved British celebrities canoeing the most difficult rapids of the Zambezi River.

They raised over one £1 million for the charity. He appeared in the 2013 edition of Celebrity MasterChef, being eliminated in the second round. In 2013 Idowu was banned from driving for two years and ordered to complete 50 hours community service after being caught drink driving by polic


SWI-Prolog is a free implementation of the programming language Prolog used for teaching and semantic web applications. It has a rich set of features, libraries for constraint logic programming, unit testing, GUI, interfacing to Java, ODBC and others, literate programming, a web server, SGML, RDF, RDFS, developer tools, extensive documentation. SWI-Prolog runs on Unix, Windows and Linux platforms. SWI-Prolog has been under continuous development since 1987, its main author is Jan Wielemaker. The name SWI is derived from Sociaal-Wetenschappelijke Informatica, the former name of the group at the University of Amsterdam, where Wielemaker is employed; the name of this group has changed to HCS. SWI-Prolog installs with a web framework based on definite clause grammars. SWI-Prolog queries may be distributed over several servers and web pages through the Pengines system. XPCE is a platform-independent object-oriented GUI toolkit for SWI-Prolog and other interactive and dynamically typed languages. Although XPCE was designed to be language-independent, it has gained popularity with Prolog.

The development XPCE. It supports buttons, sliders and other basic GUI widgets. XPCE is available for all platforms supported by SWI-Prolog. PceEmacs is a SWI-Prolog builtin editor. PceEmacs is an Emacs clone implemented in Prolog, it supports proper indentation, syntax highlighting, full syntax checking by calling the SWI-Prolog parser, warning for singleton variables and finding predicate definitions based on the source information from the Prolog database. JPL is a bidirectional interface between Prolog, it requires both SWI-Prolog and Java SDK. It is installed as a part of SWI-Prolog. Constraint logic programming functionality came rather late in the lifetime of SWI-Prolog, because it lacked the basic support; this changed early in 2004. The Leuven CHR library was the first CLP library to be ported to SWI-Prolog. We mention SWI-Prolog's INCLP library, which provides non-linear constraints over the reals and was implemented on top of CHR. Came a port of Christian Holzbaur's CLP library and a finite-domain CLP solver.

A boolean CLP solver was added. Prolog Comparison of Prolog implementations Official website

Russian World Studios

Russian World Studios was founded in 1984 by Yuri Sapronov and Andrei Smirnov, is one of the largest film and television production companies in the Russian market. As of 1992, the company has serviced over 400 film and television projects; the studio has worked with Sony Pictures Television International, Hallmark Entertainment, HBO Films, Beacon Pictures. RWS offers a range of film production services as well as their own distribution department, which sells in-house film and TV series on the international market; the company's film studios are located in St. Petersburg. At the end of 2007 RWS joined the largest diversified holding company in Russia; this new partnership has allowed RWS to focus on three main areas of growth: studio facilities, including the expansion of the new St. Petersburg studio. Yuri Sapronov Yuri Anatolievich Sapronov is a co-founder and the current CEO of Russian World Studios. Prior to founding Russian World Studios in 1984 with Andrei Smirnov, Sapronov was CEO of Interactive Television LLC.

In 2011 RWS was reorganized into a Russian World Studios and JSFC “Sistema” joint venture company and Sapronov was appointed the first deputy CEO, Head of the Production Department. In 2012 he was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of CJSC “RWS.” A native of St. Petersburg, Sapronov holds a degree from St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy, a master's degree from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance. Olga Sinelshchikova Olga Sinelshchikova is the current International Vice President of Russian World Studios and holds a degree in journalism and advertising from Moscow State University. Prior to joining RWS, she was an international operations manager at the telecommunications company VID, she has been at Russian World Studios since 1994 where she started as an international operations manager. In 2005 she was promoted to head of international operations, in 2007, to her current position where she oversees all international operations for the company, including film and television projects and equipment acquisitions.

She has served as a producer on “The Spirit”, as an associate producer on several projects, including the feature films “Kaleidoscope,” “Antidope,” as well as the television series “Atlantis.” Script review and adaptation Focus groups Screenwriter referral Stage rental Location scouting and obtaining location shooting permission Rental house for production equipment Transportation and production vehicles Casting Decoration construction and rental Catering Post production services Film Vasilisa Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Russian unit Kaleidoscope Antidope Spirit Television The Detective Brothers Love is Not As it Looks Atlantis Sea Patrol Ginger Champion Young and Wicked Pain Zona Poor Anastasya Cobra Antiterror Ambulance Cobra Maroseyka, 12 FilmCobra A memorial plaque at the 55th Film Festival in Salerno The Spirit Cinema for Peace Award for Best Film at Berlinale Special screening at MIFF Special screening at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival TelevisionSnow Angel TEFI Atlantis “Best TV Drama Series” Nomination at Monte Carlo Television FestivalBest Telenovela and Serial Program” Nomination at BANFF World Television Festival in CanadaPain “Best TV Drama Series” Nomination at Monte Carlo Television Festival “Best TV Drama Series” Nomination at Seoul Drama Awards Zona “Best TV Drama Series” Nomination at Monte Carlo Television Festival Poor Nastya TEFI for the best production design The RWS Distribution Department was formed in 2005 to distribute in-house projects throughout all operating and emerging platforms.

The RWS catalogue includes products of various genres and formats including television series, feature films and television movies. In addition and international channels have acquired rights to air some of their programs, including Channel One, CTC, 1+1, Fox Life and Channel 9. 1. "Russian World Studios builds on empire". Variety. Retrieved on 30 January 2009.2. "Meskhiyev joins Russian World Studios". Variety. Retrieved on 30 January 2009.3. IMDb Russian World Studios4. Russian World Studios 1. Russian World Studios at Wikimapia2. Russian World Studios

The Radio Tycoon

The Radio Tycoon is a 1983 Hong Kong television drama produced by TVB and starring Chow Yun-fat, Angie Chiu and Michael Miu The theme song, entitled Only Love You was composed and arranged by Joseph Koo, with lyrics provided by Wong Jim. The song was performed by popular Macau singer of the time Jenny Tseng. Wai Yip-cheung returned from the United Kingdom to Hong Kong as a lawyer. Instead of pursuing the law profession like his family wants, he got a job as a radio DJ at a local HK radio station. Lui Hei, the young and inexperienced young friend of Wai tries to get a job at the station, he soon falls in love with Au Yeuk-chi. He now wants a job more than at the station, but many guys were interested in her; the story revolves around the rather gossipy late-1970s radio station work. The story feature a few sub plots. Air wave novel

Decoy (EP)

Decoy is an EP by the Santa Cruz, California-based hardcore punk band Good Riddance. It was released August 26, 1995 through Fat Wreck Chords, six months after their debut album For God and Country, which included the EP's title track, "Decoy"; the first two tracks on the EP, "United Cigar" and "12 Year Circus", are taken from the album, while "Free" was unreleased. Singer Russ Rankin remarked that he had written "Free" "as a vehicle with which to lyrically attack two of my favorite targets: pro-lifers and cops. I remember enjoying this song when we played it at shows and it was one of our most requested live songs for a little while after For God and Country came out and a whole slew of new fans bought the Decoy 7-inch after picking up the full length." Decoy was Good Riddance's final release with drummer Rich McDermott, who left the band and was replaced by Sean Sellers. All tracks are written by Good Riddance. Russ Rankin – vocals Luke Pabich – guitar Chuck Platt – bass guitar Rich McDermott – drums Steve Papoutsis – recording engineer Decoy at Fat Wreck Chords

Robert Boyd, 1st Lord Boyd

Robert Boyd, 1st Lord Boyd was a Scottish statesman, Lord Chamberlain of Scotland from 1467. Robert Boyd was knighted, was created a Peer of Parliament by James II of Scotland at some date between 1451 and 18 July 1454. In 1460 he was one of the Regents during the minority of James III. In 1464 he was one of the commissioners at York for a truce with Edward IV of England; the date of creation of Boyd's title can be further narrowed to between 1451 and 15 June 1452. On the latter date, the King confirmed the charter of Robert Boyd, Lord of Kilmarnock and of Dalry, conveying one-third of the lands of Lynn in Dalry to Robert Boyd of Lynn. Only three months earlier, Andrew Lynn in Dalry was described in another charter as Lord of that Ilk, meaning lord of a property of the same name as his family name.) Lord Boyd conspired with his brother, Sir Alexander Boyd, obtained possession of young James III in 1466. He was made by Act of Parliament sole Governor of the Realm, Lord Chamberlain of Scotland for life, Lord Justice General in 1467.

Early in that year, he procured the marriage of his eldest son, with Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland, elder sister of James III, which aroused the jealousy of the other nobles and made his eventual downfall inevitable, since King James III regarded the marriage of his sister as an unforgivable insult. Lord Boyd obtained the cession of the Orkney Islands to Scotland, 8 September 1468, from Christian I, King of Norway, for whose daughter Margaret, he negotiated a marriage with James III. While absent for that purpose he and his son Thomas and his brother Sir Alexander Boyd, were attainted for high treason, whereby his peerage became forfeited, he was living Easter 1480/1, died before October 1482, it is said, at Alnwick in Northumberland where he had fled in 1469. James III's biographer sums Boyd up as an inveterate optimist. To forcibly assume guardianship of an underage King was, indeed, a familiar path to power in medieval Scotland, but it was a dangerous path. Boyd underestimated the dangers, overestimated his support, made the fatal mistake of marrying his son to the King's sister, an insult the King would not forgive.

Robert Boyd belonged to an old and distinguished family, of which one earlier Sir Robert Boyd, had fought with Sir William Wallace and Robert The Bruce. He was the heir of Sir Thomas Boyd of Kilmarnock. Robert married daughter of Sir Robert Maxwell of Calderwood, she died after 25 June 1472 early in 1473. They had three sons: Thomas, Earl of Arran, was in Denmark when his father was overthrown. However, he fulfilled his mission, that of bringing the king's bride, Margaret, to Scotland, warned by his wife, escaped to the continent of Europe, he is mentioned eulogistically in one of the Paston Letters, but nothing is known of his subsequent history. Alexander, who became head of the family after the death of James, the son of his elder brother Thomas. Archibald of Nariston, afterwards in Bonshaw. Archibald is recorded as being of Nariston in 1472, but it appears that there was a question over his right to the property and he had lost possession by 1500. In 1502 Archibald and his wife Christine Mure had a lease of Dririg.

He was dead before 4 May 1507, when Christine Mure, his widow, her sons, paid a year's rent on taking over the lease. She was living 28 January 1523, they appear to have had two sons and' three daughters, one of whom was Marion Boyd, mistress to King James IV and mother of at least two children by him. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Boyd, Robert Boyd, Lord". Encyclopædia Britannica. 3. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 353–354. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Cokayne, George Edward, ed.. Complete peerage of England, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extinct or dormant. 2. London: The St. Catherine Press, ltd. pp. 260, 261. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Balfour, James; the Scots Peerage. 5. Edinburgh: D. Douglas. Pp. 145, 146