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Pol Pot

Pol Pot was a Cambodian revolutionary and politician who governed Cambodia as the Prime Minister of Democratic Kampuchea between 1975 and 1979. Ideologically a Marxist–Leninist and Khmer nationalist, he was a leading member of Cambodia's communist movement, the Khmer Rouge, from 1963 until 1997 and served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea from 1963 to 1981. Under his administration, Cambodia was converted into a one-party communist state governed according to Pol Pot's interpretation of Marxism–Leninism. Born to a prosperous farmer in Prek Sbauv, French Cambodia, Pol Pot was educated at some of Cambodia's elite schools. While in Paris during the 1940s, he joined the French Communist Party. Returning to Cambodia in 1953, he involved himself in the Marxist–Leninist Khmer Việt Minh organisation and its guerrilla war against King Norodom Sihanouk's newly independent government. Following the Khmer Việt Minh's 1954 retreat into Marxist–Leninist controlled North Vietnam, Pol Pot returned to Phnom Penh, working as a teacher while remaining a central member of Cambodia's Marxist–Leninist movement.

In 1959, he helped formalise the movement into the Kampuchean Labour Party, renamed the Communist Party of Kampuchea. To avoid state repression, in 1962 he relocated to a jungle encampment and in 1963 became the CPK's leader. In 1968, he re-launched the war against Sihanouk's government. After Lon Nol deposed Sihanouk in a 1970 coup, Pol Pot's forces sided with the deposed leader against Lon Nol's government, bolstered by the United States military. Aided by the Việt Cộng militia and North Vietnamese troops, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge forces advanced and controlled all of Cambodia by 1975. Pol Pot transformed Cambodia into a one-party state called Democratic Kampuchea. Seeking to create an agrarian socialist society that he believed would evolve into a communist society, Pol Pot's government forcibly relocated the urban population to the countryside to work on collective farms. Pursuing complete egalitarianism, money was abolished and all citizens made to wear the same black clothing; those the Khmer Rouge regarded.

These mass killings, coupled with malnutrition and poor medical care, killed between 1.5 and 2 million people a quarter of Cambodia's population, a period termed the Cambodian genocide. Repeated purges of the CPK generated growing discontent. After several years of border clashes, the newly unified Vietnam invaded Cambodia in December 1978, toppling Pol Pot's government in 1979; the Vietnamese installed a rival Marxist–Leninist faction opposed to Pol Pot which renamed the country the People's Republic of Kampuchea. Pol Pot and his supporters retreated to a jungle base near the border with Thailand; the Ta Mok faction placed Pol Pot under house arrest, where he died in 1998 from suicide. Taking power in Cambodia at the height of Marxism–Leninism's global impact, Pol Pot proved divisive among the international communist movement. Many claimed he deviated from orthodox Marxism–Leninism although China backed his government as a bulwark against Soviet influence in Southeast Asia. For his supporters, he was a champion of Cambodian sovereignty in the face of Vietnamese imperialism and stood against the Marxist revisionism of the Soviet Union.

Conversely, he has been internationally denounced for his role in the Cambodian genocide, regarded as a totalitarian dictator guilty of crimes against humanity. Pol Pot was born outside the city of Kampong Thom, he was named the word sâr referencing his comparatively light skin complexion. French colonial records placed his birth date on 25 May 1928, although biographer Philip Short argued he was instead born in March 1925, his family was of mixed Chinese and ethnic Khmer heritage, although they did not speak Chinese and lived as though they were Khmer. His father Loth, who took the name of Saloth Phem, was a prosperous farmer who owned nine hectares of rice land and several draft cattle. Loth's house was one of the largest in the village and at transplanting and harvest time he hired poorer neighbors to carry out much of the agricultural labour. Pol Pot's mother Sok Nem was locally respected as a pious Buddhist. Pol Pot was the eighth of nine children. Three died young, they were raised as Theravada Buddhists, on festivals travelled to the Kampong Thom monastery.

Cambodia was a monarchy, but the king had little political control, instead exercised by the French colonial regime. Pol Pot's family had connections to the Cambodian royal household as his cousin Meak was a consort of King Sisowath Monivong and worked as a ballet teacher; when Pol Pot was six years old, he and an older brother were sent to live with Meak in the capital city of Phnom Penh as informal adoptions by wealthier relatives were common in Cambodia. In Phnom Penh, he spent eighteen months as a novice monk in the city's Vat Botum Vaddei monastery, there learning both Buddhist teachings and how to read and write in the Khmer language. In the summer of 1935, Sâr went to live with the latter's wife and child; that year he began an education at a Roman Catholic primary school, the École Miche, with Meak paying the tuition fees. Most of his classmates were the children of Catholic Vietnamese, he became literate in familiar with Christianity. Sâr was not academically gifted and he was held back two years, only receiving his Certificat d'Etudes Primaires Complémentaires in 1941 at the age of sixteen.

Sâr had continued to visit Meak at the king's palace and it was

Where Are You Going, Alfonso XII?

Where Are You Going, Alfonso XII? is a 1959 Spanish historical drama film directed by Luis César Amadori and starring Vicente Parra, Paquita Rico and Mercedes Vecino. It portrays the life of Alfonso XII of Spain, it was followed by a sequel Alfonso María Cristina the following year. Vicente Parra as Alfonso XII Paquita Rico as Maria de las Mercedes Mercedes Vecino as Isabel II Tomás Blanco as Duque de Sesto José Marco Davó as Antonio Cánovas del Castillo Lucía Prado as Infanta Isabel Félix Dafauce as Duque de Montpensier Ana María Custodio as Duquesa de Montpensier Jesús Tordesillas as Ceferino Mariano Azaña as Gobernador Aurora García Alonso as Clotilde Antonio Riquelme as Madrileño Rafael Bardem as Doctor Federico Rubio y Galí Isabel Pallarés María Luisa Ponte Luisa María Payán as María Cristina de Orleans Alfonso Rojas José Santamaría Aníbal Vela Nora Samsó Carmen Rodríguez Manuel Arbó Erasmo Pascual Xan das Bolas as Madrileño Ángel Álvarez as Tabernero The film was the leader at the Spanish box office in 1959.

Mira, Alberto. Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2010. Where Are You Going, Alfonso XII? on IMDb

AntWorks

AntWorks is an artificial intelligence and intelligent automation company. With one of the world's only platform that understands every data type, AntWorks digitizes every bit of information for a diverse range of industries. By creating human-like RPA bots in a low-code, no-code environment, AntWorks innovates new ways to automate complex processes. AntWorks' product ANTstein powers up enterprises with accurate insights through an integrated, technology stack that automates and learns independently. In short, AntWorks accelerates the new, constantly; the company was co-founded by Asheesh Mehra and Govind Sandhu in 2015. Asheesh Mehra was the Head of information of Infosys Technologies’ BPO operations in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. Mehra had been involved with Infosys for seven years, they founded the new company to cater to healthcare industries. It was headquartered in Singapore, with three delivery centers in India including an office in Mumbai, it had seed capital of $8 million.

In June 2015, it was announced. In October 2015, the company purchased a company based in the United States. At the time, AntWorks primary delivery system was in India, its first year, the company had $11 million in revenue. In March 2016, the company hired Greg Hackney to lead healthcare. In June 2016, the company announced it had upped its three-year revenue goal to $50 million and was scouting for acquisitions; the CEO attributed the increased goal as a result of the company's "transparent" pricing system. The 2018 research paper "Banking Automation & Roboadvisors: Cost Analyses, Impacts & Opportunities 2018 -2022" by Juniper Research identified Antworks as one of 5 robotic process automation vendors that are current market leaders in delivering advanced cognitive, or intelligent RPA solutions; as per the report, the other vendors include IP Soft, Pegasystems and Workfusion. The study highlights IP Soft and Antworks as one of two vendors that provide AI-integrated RPA solutions that use both knowledge-based and pattern-recognition based AI to generate dynamic process execution.

In July 2018, Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings invested US$15 million in AntWorks. The investment in AntWorks was made through a subsidiary of SBI Holdings; as part of the partnership, SBI Holdings and Singapore-headquartered AntWorks have formed a joint venture to work in the AI space across Southeast Asia, according to a statement issued by Yoshitaka Kitao, president of SBI Holdings. In August 2018, HFS Research placed AntWorks' platform ANTstein in the Top Ten RPA Product 2018. AntWorks’ primary product is ANTstein, it is an AI-based RPA software product designed to understand structured as well as semi-unstructured data types such as handwriting and forms, as well as broader cognitive capabilities that include pattern recognition and images. It consists of Integrated technical and operational capabilities in a BOT which can be configured and trained; these bots can be created in a code-free environment, allows automation of complex processes. ANTstein integrates cognitive Machine Learning and autonomous automation into a single technology stack.

ANTstein is a content based, object retrieval framework with the capability to acquire and adapt to new information as part of its learning mechanism. It is designed to be able to handle business processes. With a cognitive machine reading based engine, ANTstein is designed to independently re-engineer itself while evaluating new data, a dynamic learning engine allows it to analyse and resolve problems simultaneously; this product enables completion of laborious jobs of large teams and with better accuracy. For instance, a request for change-of-address can be processed by ANTstein in only a minute, while a manned process for this task would take hours. Key applications of ANTstein can include Risk & Resilience Management, Counter Fraud & Savings Optimization, Industry Analysis Analytics & Insights, Organization Design & Process, Human Resources and Talent Acquisition, Business Transformation. AntWorks has Enterprise Search and Machine Learning functions to support extraction of data, from legal documents.

The combination of Computer Vision and pattern recognition allows AntWorks to provide one single solution whereas many other service providers have "painstakingly integrated different tool sets". ANTstein has been categorized by Informationweek.com as a tool that's being adopted to tackle cognitive heavy processes, such as those that require Unstructured Data Processing - described as a leading challenge faced by industries today. ANTstein is listed as being in the same peer group category as products such as IBM's Watson, Genpact's RAGE, IpSoft's Amelia. AntWorks has two business models - Business Process as a Technology as a Service, its products cater to medium and small financial institutions, major hospital chains and insurance providers. Concerning health care, predictive analytics are used to deal with billing, patient management, disease management, it provides healthcare services in limited countries: the United States, India, the United Kingdom, the Philippines. One of its products is the AntWorks Solutions Suite for healthcare.

The company develops software, as well as image-based data. According to the company, the "AntWorks solution" can be trained with machine learning to extract and process data automatically. ANTstein is a "softbot" for businesses to analyze situations. Blue Prism NICE Automation Anywhere UiPath

Carlos Murguia

Carlos Murguia is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Murguia is one of seven children of Alfred and Amalia Murguia, who emigrated from Mexico in 1950, he was born in 1957 in Kansas. Murguia was raised in the Kansas City community of Argentine. Murguia received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas in 1979, where he majored in journalism, he earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1982. Murguia was in private practice in Kansas City from 1982 to 1987, he was a part-time hearing officer and small claims judge of the District Court of Wyandotte County, Kansas from 1984 to 1990. He was a coordinator of the Immigration Amnesty Program at El Centro, Inc. from 1985 to 1990. He was a full-time hearing officer of the Wyandotte County District Court in 1990, District Court Judge of Division 8 on the Court from 1990 to 1999. Murguia was nominated by President Bill Clinton on March 24, 1999, to the seat on the United States District Court for the District of Kansas vacated by Sam A. Crow.

He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 8, 1999, received his commission on September 22, 1999. Murguia is the first Latino to serve as a federal judge in Kansas. Acknowledging his transgressions referenced below, on February 18, 2020, Murguia submitted his letter of resignation to President Donald Trump, to take effect April 1, 2020. On September 30, 2019, the Judicial Council of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals identified and unanimously adopted a complaint of judicial misconduct under the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act against Judge Murguia; the Council adopted the Special Committee's conclusions that Judge Murguia committed judicial misconduct by sexually harassing judiciary employees. When Murguia's younger sister, Mary H. Murguia, joined the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, they became the first brother and sister to serve on the United States federal bench. Mary Murguia has since been elevated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Another sister, Janet Murguía, is a noted civil rights leader who serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of La Raza. Murguia was married to Ann Brandau-Murguia, former County Commissioner in Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas. Carlos Murguia at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center

FC Lokomotíva Košice

FC Lokomotíva Košice is a Slovak football club, playing in the town of Košice. The club was played for 29 years in the Czechoslovak First League; the club had several appearances in Europe playing the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1977-78 and the UEFA Cup 1978-79. In 1951–1952 and 1977–1978 seasons, the club ranked 3rd in the Czechoslovak First League. In the 1977–1978 season the team won the Czechoslovak Cup; the last major success of the club until the present time was winning the Slovak Cup in the 1984–1985 season. Season 1985–1986 was the last for the club in the Czechoslovak First League; that season the team finished next to last, 15th place in the league and relegated to the 2nd division. After the disintegration of Czechoslovakia, the club took part in the Corgoň Liga. In the 1993–1994 season took 8th place out of 12 participants. In the 1997–1998 season, finishing next to last, 15th place, relegated to the second league. In the 1999–2000 season in the second division championship club finished 17th place and relegated to the third division.

In the 2003–2004 season was dropped to the 4th division. FC Lokomotíva Košice withdrew from the 2018-19 2. Liga season due to financial problems Initially Lokomotíva played at Lokomotíva Stadium in the Čermeľ district for most of its history. Now Lokomotíva plays in small village Družstevná pri Hornáde 16 km far from city center of Košice. Czechoslovakia Czechoslovak First League Third place: 1951, 1977–78 Czechoslovak Cup Winners: 1977, 1979 Slovakia Slovak Cup Winners: 1977, 1979, 1985 Runners-Up: 1961, 1992 The Czechoslovak League top scorer from 1944–45 until 1992–93. Since the 1993–94 Slovak League Top scorer. 1Shared award 1946 - ŠK Železničiari Košice 1946 - ŠK Železničiari Sparta Košice 1949 - ZSJ Dynamo ČSD Košice 1952 - TJ Lokomotíva Košice 1965 - TJ Lokomotíva VSŽ Košice 1967 - TJ Lokomotíva Košice 1990 - FK Lokomotíva Košice 1994 - FK Lokomotíva Energogas Košice 1997 - FC Lokomotíva Košice 1999 - FC Spoje Lokomotíva Košice 2005 - FC Lokomotíva Košice Slovak League only As of September 19, 2019.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Lokomotiva. Past players who are the subjects of Wikipedia articles can be found here. Official website

Daqing Wan

Daqing Wan is a Chinese mathematician working in the United States. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1991, under the direction of Neal Koblitz. Since 1997, he has been on the faculty of mathematics at the University of California at Irvine, his primary interests include number theory and arithmetic algebraic geometry zeta functions over finite fields. He is known for his proof of Dwork's conjecture that the p-adic unit root zeta function attached to a family of varieties over a finite field of characteristic p is p-adic meromorphic, he received the Morningside Silver Medal of mathematics in 2001. Wan's home page at UCI