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Piter De Vries

Piter De Vries is a fictional character from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. He is featured in the 1965 novel Dune, but appears in the Prelude to Dune prequel trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. De Vries is portrayed by Brad Dourif in David Lynch's 1984 film Dune, by Jan Unger in the 2000 Dune miniseries; the character will be played by David Dastmalchian in the 2020 Denis Villeneuve film Dune. In the service of the ruthless Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, De Vries is a Mentat—a human specially trained to perform mental functions rivaling computers, which are forbidden universe-wide. In addition, De Vries has been "twisted" into an amoral sadist by the Tleilaxu. De Vries is so loyal to Harkonnen that he continues to serve the Baron with great enthusiasm though his Mentat abilities and great intelligence confirm his suspicions that his master plans to kill him; as he says in Dune: But you see, Baron, I know as a Mentat. You will hold back. To move sooner would be wasteful and I'm yet of much use.

De Vries is described in the novel Dune as being addicted to the drug melange, which has colored both the sclera and irises of his eyes a characteristic deep blue. He has the characteristic ruby red lips of sapho drinkers. In Dune, it is established that De Vries had pioneered a type of toxin called "residual poison" which remains in the body for years and requires an antidote to be administered regularly. One such fatal poison is secretly administered by the Harkonnens to Thufir Hawat, the Mentat of House Atreides, in order to guarantee Hawat's allegiance to the Harkonnens, who alone possess the antidote. De Vries is the architect of the plan to destroy House Atreides, longtime enemy of the Harkonnens, while restoring the Baron's stewardship over the planet Arrakis. Dr. Wellington Yueh, personal physician to House Atreides, has undergone Suk conditioning, which renders him incapable of inflicting harm on his patients. De Vries breaks this conditioning through torture and psychological manipulation, Yueh betrays House Atreides.

De Vries plans to claim Lady Jessica, the concubine of Duke Leto Atreides, as his slave, but he decides to become governor of Arrakis instead. However, Yueh has given the captured Leto a false tooth filled with poison gas; when Leto crushes the tooth, the intended victim Baron Harkonnen escapes. In Dune: House Corrino, Piter De Vries discovers the Harkonnen heritage of Lady Jessica and her newborn son Paul, attempts to kidnap and ransom the infant; the plot is thwarted and the secret preserved—the Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam kills the Mentat and arranges for his corpse to be shipped home to Giedi Prime. An enraged Baron is left with no choice but to order a duplicate from the Bene Tleilax: the Mentat De Vries featured in Herbert's original novel Dune. De Vries is portrayed by Brad Dourif in David Lynch's 1984 film Dune, by Jan Unger in the 2000 Dune miniseries; the character will be played by David Dastmalchian in the 2020 Denis Villeneuve film Dune. Piter De Vries on IMDb

Dave Morey

David Beale Morey was an American football and baseball player, coach of a number of sports, college athletics administrator. He was an All-American football player for Dartmouth College in 1912 and a professional baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1913. Morey coached football and baseball at the Lowell Technological Institute, Middlebury College, Auburn University, Fordham University, Bates College. After leading small colleges to ties against college football powers Harvard and Yale, Morey was given the nickname, "David the Giant Killer" by Grantland Rice. Morey was a native of Massachusetts, he played baseball and football, competed on the track team, at Malden High School. In June 1909, Morey struck out 25 batters in a baseball game against Everett High School. Morey attended Dartmouth College where he played for three years each with the school's Dartmouth Big Green football and Dartmouth Big Green baseball teams, he was captain of Dartmouth's baseball team during his senior year in 1913.

Morey played right halfback for Dartmouth's football team from 1910 to 1912. After the 1912 season, he was selected as a first-team All-American by W. J. MacBeth and a second-team All-American by Walter Camp. Morey was signed by Connie Mack of the Philadelphia Athletics, he was a left-handed batter. He played in two games for the Athletics on July 4, 1913 and July 17, 1913, he did not have any decisions and compiled an earned run average of 4.50. Morey played minor league baseball for Worcester in 1914 and Manchester in 1915. In the fall of 1914, Morey returned to Dartmouth as the school's freshman football coach, working as an assistant to Frank "Major" Cavanaugh, he worked for the American Felt Company in Boston. He served as the baseball coach for Boston University. From 1916 to 1917, Morey was the football coach at Lowell Textile Institute renamed Lowell Technological Institute. Following the entry of the United States into World War I, Morey served in the United States armed forces. In 1919, Morey returned to Malden High School as the school's baseball coach.

In July 1920, Morey was hired by Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont as assistant to the school's athletic director. Morey was given the responsibility for developing the school's football team. In 1920 and 1921, Morey spent his summers as player-manager of the Falmouth team in what is now the Cape Cod Baseball League. In 1921, Morey took over as the school's head football coach. Over the next four years, Morey helped turn the program around, improving from a record of 2–6 in 1922 to 7–1 in 1924; the most notable win during Morey's tenure at Middlebury was a 6–6 tie with Harvard in 1923 one of the top football programs in the country. Two drop kicks by Middlebury's Al Klevenow provided the scoring in the tie with Harvard. Morey took particular pride in the tie against Harvard, noting that Middlebury had a total male enrollment of 140 at the time. In 1924, Morey's Middlebury eleven outscored its opponents 254–44, won high-scoring honors among all of the Eastern football teams, lost only one game—to Harvard.

Morey was the coach of Middlebury's baseball and basketball teams from 1921 to 1925. In February 1925, Morey announced his resignation as coach at Middlebury, effective at the end of the baseball season in June 1925, he stated that his one and only reason for leaving Middlebury was the ill health of his wife, which could only be remedied by residence in a warmer client. In September 1925, Morey was hired as the head football coach at Auburn University in Alabama. Morey was the head coach at Auburn for three years, compiling an overall record of 10–10–1 at the school; the highlight of Morey's tenure with Auburn was a 2–0 win over Bernie Bierman's Tulane squad in the game that dedicated New Orleans' famous Sugar Bowl. In 1927, Morey's Auburn football team lost its starting quarterback, expelled after being caught sneaking into the women's dormitory following a night of drunken reverie; the team opened the 1927 season with an 0–3 record, including embarrassing losses to Stetson College and Clemson.

At a pep rally six days after the loss to Clemson, Morey announced his resignation. After leaving Auburn, Morey returned north and accepted a position as an assistant football coach at Fordham University working under Major Cavanaguh—who had been Morey's head coach at Dartmouth, he undertook graduate work in physical education at New York University, where he taught classes in athletic coaching. In January 1929, Morey was hired by Bates College in Lewiston, Maine as the head coach of its football and ice hockey teams. In 1932, sports writer Grantland Rice gave Morey the nickname "David the Giant Killer" after his Bates College football team played a touted Yale team to a scoreless tie. Morey remained at Bates until 1939. In ten years at Bates, his football teams compiled a record of 28–33–9. In June 1939, Morey unexpectedly resigned his position at Bates, he left his decision unexplained other than a public statement that, "There's no place at Bates for me now." Following the announcement, students at Bates circulated a petition urging the college to reinstate Morey.

During World War II, Morey served as an instructor at the U. S. Naval Air Station at Martha's Vineyard. From 1944 to 1948, Morey was the head coach at Marblehead High School. In August 1948, Morey accepted an offer to return to Lowell Technological Institute, where he had been a coach from 1916 to 1917 while the school was called Lowell Textile School, he was appointed in 1948 to the physical education department at Lowell and served as an ass

Vajira Hospital

Vajira Hospital is one of the first hospitals in Thailand, founded by King Rama VI. It is a teaching university hospital of the Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University, it is situated on Samsen Road, Dusit District, Thailand. Vajira Hospital is operated by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. Following the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital it has been a teaching hospital since, it now houses the campus of the Faculty of Medicine, the training center of the Kuakarun Faculty of Nursing which are faculties of Navamindradhiraj University. Vajira is known for its excellency in clinical services, medical education and urban medication programs; the hospital serves a large numbers of patients, serving more than 700,000 out-patient visits and around 30,000 in-patient admitted annually, predominantly in general healthcare, it has various specialized departments and excellency centers such as a Cardiovascular center, an Oncology center, Neurosurgery center, Kidney center, a Trauma center, one of Bangkok's finest Emergency Medicine center, many more, serving as a referral center for many other hospitals.

It has an in-patient capacity of 900 beds, the largest operated by the BMA, within some of the country's largest hospitals. Public healthcare facilities or modern hospitals only became available in Siam in the late 19th century, but the number and quality of facilities were still insufficient to meet the rising public demand. When H. M. the King Vajiravudh ascended to the throne, he follow a royal tradition that Kings of Siam would build temples and monasteries in order to contribute to Buddhism. However at the time, there were large numbers of religious sites in Bangkok, so H. M. the King Vajiravudh decides on building a hospital instead, as to improve the lives of citizens, providing efficient primary healthcare. He donated money from his own private funds for the establishment of the hospital; the hospital was built in an area once called “Himmapan Garden” located in the northern part of Bangkok, near the bank of Chao Phraya River. The hospital was opened by King Vajiravudh on January 2, 1913.

The King named the hospital "Wachiraphayaban" translated "Vajira Healthcare" or "Vajira Hospital". The Hospital was appointed to the Nakhonban Ministry for administration, but operated by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, it was one of the earliest built modern hospitals in Bangkok, serving areas of northern Bangkok and northern part of Thonburi areas. In 1923 Prince Mahidol, the father of Thai modern medicine, was appointed director of the Hospital. Vajira hospital underwent immense improvements, it expanded from its historic site next to Samsen road to the edges of the Chao Phraya River. In 1954 it became a teaching hospital for its nursing school. In 1985 it became a Medical School known as the Faculty of Medicine Srinakharinwirot University. Srinakharinwirot medical student attend clinical years training at Vajira hospital. On in 1993 the BMA Medical College was established, which headquarters here in Vajira hospital. BMA medical students spends their pre-clinic years at Mahidol University and clinic years in Vajira hospital.

At the time Vajira hospital handles over 600 medical students, in clinic years alone. By 1998 Vajira Hospital and BMA Medical College were merged to form a unity in healthcare services and education, under the name "BMA Medical College & Vajira Hospital". In 2010 BMA Medical College & Vajira Hospital along with Kuakarun College of Nursing joined to form a new University named University of Bangkok Metropolis, with the medical school's name changed to "Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital, University of Bangkok Metropolis". Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital University of Bangkok Metropolis List of hospitals in Bangkok List of hospitals in Thailand List of University hospitals in Thailand History of Vajira Hospital History of Vajira Hospital Official Website Vajira Medical Journal Thailand Clinics

Elena Yakovishina

Elena Yakovishina is an alpine skier from Russia. She competed for Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in the alpine skiing events, she was born on September 1992 in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia. She was born hearing-impaired, her disability certificate was issued in 2016. For the first time she stood on mountain skis when she was 3 years old, her parents haven't had peace of mind since; when she was 5 years old, she was admitted to Edelveis Ski School in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to be trained by honored Russian coach A. Katalagin. Now Elena has an individual program and she is training with S-Team. Education. Higher. In 2016 she graduated with honors from the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism, with a qualification of an Alpine Skiing coach-teacher. First World Cup start - 29.01.2012 St. Moritz. On Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi she was 14th place in Combination, 28th in Downhill and 24th in Super-G

Stalag Luft III murders

The Stalag Luft III murders were war crimes perpetrated by members of the Gestapo following the "Great Escape" of Allied prisoners of war from the German Air Force prison camp known as Stalag Luft III on March 25, 1944. Of the 76 successful escapees 73 were recaptured within several days of the breakout, 50 of whom were executed on the personal orders of Adolf Hitler; these summary executions were conducted within a short period following recapture. Outrage at the killings was expressed both in the prison camp, among comrades of the escaped prisoners and in the United Kingdom, where Foreign Minister Anthony Eden rose in the House of Commons to announce in June 1944 that those guilty of what the British government suspected was a war crime would be "brought to exemplary justice."After Nazi Germany's capitulation in May 1945, the Police branch of the Royal Air Force, with whom the 50 airmen had been serving, launched a special investigation into the killings, having branded the shootings a war crime despite official German reports that the airmen had been shot while attempting to escape from captivity following recapture.

An extensive investigation headed by Wing Commander Wilfred Bowes and Squadron Leader Frank McKenna of the Special Investigation Branch into the events following the recapture of the 73 airmen was launched, unique for being the only major war crime to be investigated by a single branch of any nation's military. The day after the mass escape from Stalag Luft III, Hitler gave personal orders that every recaptured officer was to be shot. Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring, head of the Luftwaffe, Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, chief of state security, Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, head of the German High Command, who had ultimate control over prisoners of war, argued about the responsibility for the escape. Göring pointed out to Hitler that a massacre might bring about reprisals to German pilots in Allied hands. Hitler agreed, but insisted "more than half" were to be shot ordering Himmler to execute more than half of the escapees. Himmler fixed the total at 50. Keitel gave orders that the murdered officers were to be cremated and their ashes returned to the POW camp as a deterrent to further escapes.

Himmler set up the logistics for killing the men, passed it down through his subordinates in the Gestapo. The general orders were that recaptured officers would be turned over to the Criminal Police, fifty would be handed to the Gestapo to be killed; as the prisoners were recaptured, they were interrogated for any useful information and taken out by motor car in small parties of two at a time, on the pretext of returning them to their prison camp. Their Gestapo escorts would invite the officers to relieve themselves; the prisoners were shot at close range from behind by pistol or machine pistol fire. The bodies were left for retrieval, after which they were cremated and returned to Stalag Luft III. British Military Intelligence was made aware of the extraordinary events during conditions of wartime by letters home and as a result of communications from the protecting power, which as a neutral party reported on conditions in prisoner camps to both sides. Notices posted in Allied POW camps on 23 July 1944 that "THE ESCAPE FROM PRISON CAMPS IS NO LONGER A SPORT" in the wake of the Stalag Luft III escape, as well as the suspicious deaths of fifty officers during their recapture, led the British government to suspect a war crime had occurred.

The Judge Advocate General placed the blame on Field Marshal Keitel, feeling publication of the notices linked him to the notice to shoot the prisoners. The British government learned of 47 deaths after a routine visit to the camp by the Swiss authorities as the protecting power in May. Shortly after the announcement the Senior British Officer of the camp, Group Captain Herbert Massey, was repatriated to England due to ill health. Upon his return, he informed the Government about the circumstances of the escape and the reality of the murder of the recaptured escapees. With the information received from Massey along with the official notification of the 50 deaths from the German Government, Eden updated Parliament on 23 June, promising that, at the end of the war, those responsible would be brought to exemplary justice. A detachment of the Special Investigation Branch of the Royal Air Force Police, headed by Wing Commander Wilfred Bowes, was given the assignment of tracking down the killers of the 50 officers.

The investigation started seventeen months after the alleged crimes had been committed, making it a cold case. Worse, according to an account of the investigation, the perpetrators "belonged to a body, the Secret State Police or Gestapo, which held and exercised every facility to provide its members with false identities and forged identification papers they were ordered to go on the run at the moment of national surrender."The small detachment of investigators, numbering 5 officers and 14 NCOs, remained active for 3 years, identified 72 men as guilty of either murder or conspiracy to murder, of whom 69 were accounted for. Of these, 21 were tried and executed. Despite attempts to cover up the murders during the war, the investigator

Unplug It In

Unplug It In is an acoustic EP by Eddie Money, released in 1992. "Gimme Some Water" – 3:38 "She Takes My Breath Away" – 3:47 "Save a Little Room in Your Heart for Me" – 4:26 "You've Really Got a Hold On Me" – 4:18 "Two Tickets To Paradise" – 3:34 "Trinidad" – 4:45 "Fall in Love Again" – 4:21 Eddie Money - Vocals Tommy Girvin - Guitar Monty Byrom - Guitars, vocals Brian Gary - Piano, Organ John Snider Jr. - Drums and Percussion Don Schiff - Bass