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Provisional Government of Albania

The Provisional Government of Albania was the first government of Albania, created by the Assembly of Vlorë on 4 December 1912. It was a paternal government, led by Ismail Qemali, until his resignation on 22 January 1914 followed by Fejzi Alizoti until the proclamation of the Principality of Albania. Ismail Qemali - Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Qemal Karaosmani - Secretary General Dom Nikollë Kaçorri/Prenk Bib Doda - Deputy Prime Minister Myfid bej Libohova/Esat Toptani/Hasan Prishtina/Fejzi Alizoti - Minister of Interior General Mehmet Pashë Dërralla - Minister of War Abdi Toptani/Aziz Vrioni/Jorgji Çako - Minister of Finance Dr. Petro Poga - Minister of Justice Dr. Luigj Gurakuqi - Minister of Education Mit'hat Frashëri/Pandeli Cale - Minister of Public Services Pandeli Cale/Hasan Prishtina/Qemal Karaosmani - Minister of Agriculture Lef Nosi - Minister of Post-Telegraphs Principality of Albania Albanian Kingdom List of Albanian monarchs

Horace Speed (baseball)

Horace Arthur Speed III is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder who played three seasons for the San Francisco Giants and the Cleveland Indians. Speed was selected by the Giants in the 3rd round of the 1969 MLB Draftt, he made his major league debut with San Francisco as a pinch runner for catcher Dave Rader in 1975, as the Giants defeated the San Diego Padres, 2–0. He signed as a free agent with the Indians on December 7, 1977, had his most productive major league season with the team in 1978, appearing in 70 games. Speed made his final major league appearance in 1979, as a pinch runner for Cliff Johnson, in a Cleveland 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet, or Pura Pelota


C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism is a native programming model that contains elements that span the C++ programming language and its runtime library. It provides an easy way to write programs that compile and execute on data-parallel hardware, such as graphics cards. C++ AMP is a library implemented on DirectX 11 and an open specification from Microsoft for implementing data parallelism directly in C++, it is intended to make programming GPUs easy for the developer by supporting a range of expertise from none to being more finely controllable, but still portable. In Microsoft's implementation, code that cannot be run on GPUs will fall back onto one or more CPUs instead and use SSE instructions; the Microsoft implementation is included in Visual Studio 2012, including debugger and profiler support. The initial C++ AMP release from Microsoft requires at least Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2; as C++ AMP is an open specification it is expected that in time implementations outside Microsoft will appear.

On November 12, 2013 the HSA Foundation announced a C++ AMP compiler that outputs to OpenCL, Standard Portable Intermediate Representation, HSA Intermediate Language supporting the current C++ AMP specification. The source is available at C++ AMP support is considered obsolete and the current ROCm 1.9 series will be the last to support it. Microsoft added the restrict feature, which can be applied to any function to declare that the function can be executed on a C++ AMP accelerator; the compiler will automatically generate a compute kernel, saving the boilerplate of management and having to use a separate language. The restrict keyword instructs the compiler to statically check that the function uses only those language features that are supported by most GPUs, for example, void myFunc restrict Microsoft or other implementer of the open C++ AMP specification could add other restrict specifiers for other purposes, including for purposes that are unrelated to C++ AMP.

Beyond the new language feature, the rest of C++ AMP is available through the <amp.h> header file in the concurrency namespace. The key C++ AMP classes are: array, array_view, extent and accelerator_view. There is a global function, parallel_for_each, which you use to write a C++ AMP parallel loop. OpenCL CUDA GPGPU OpenACC SYCL from Khronos Group extends some concepts from C++ AMP Vulkan RaftLib Kate Gregory, Ade Miller. C++ Amp: Accelerated Massive Parallelism With Microsoft Visual C++ - Microsoft, 2012 - 326 pages - ISBN 9780735664739 C++ AMP: Language and Programming Model — Version 1.0: August 2012 Parallel Programming in Native Code - C++ AMP Team Blog C++ AMP Support in CLANG and LLVM compiler C++ AMP Support in CLANG and LLVM compiler

Selçuk Uluergüven

Selçuk Uluergüven was a Turkish actor. In 1962, Seçuk Uluergüven began his theatre career at Meydan Stage in Ankara. In the following years, he acted on stage at Ankara Sanat Theatre, Dormen Theatre, Theatre TÖS, Halk Oyuncuları Theatre and Sanatevi, he appeared in many movies and television series. For his role as "Davut Usta" in the dramatic comedy TV series Bizimkiler, he gained wide popularity. Uluergüven was the art director of Bahariye Art Center in Kadıköy district of Istanbul. Between 1998 and 2002, he served as municipal councillor in Kadıköy. Uluergüven died on 8 January 2014, aged 73, at the Adnan Menderes University Hospital in Aydın, he had been in the hospital for the three months leading up to his death to receive treatment for a dislocated femoral prosthesis. He was survived by Türkan Uluergüven, his son Emre and granddaughter Arya Sanat, his corpse was transferred to Istanbul following his last will. After a memorial service at the Caddebostan Cultural Center and the religious funeral at Şakirin Mosque on 10 January, he was laid to rest at the Zincirlikuyu Cemetery next to the grave of his son Eren, who died at the age of 21 following an accident on theatre stage in 2004.

2 X 2 = 5 - 1974 Güllü Geliyor Güllü - 1973 Selçuk Uluergüven at SinemaTürk website

USS Kanawha (AO-1)

USS Kanawha was the lead ship of her class of replenishment oilers of the United States Navy. She was commissioned in 1915 and sunk on 8 April 1943 by Japanese aircraft off Tulagi, Solomon Islands. USS Kanawha was the first purpose-built oiler of the US Navy, she was laid down 8 December 1913 by the Mare Island Navy Yard, California. Richard Werner, USNRF, in command. Kanawha cleared San Diego 9 June 1915 and arrived Newport, Rhode Island, for service with the Atlantic Fleet. During the following year the oiler made seven trips to Port Arthur, for fuel oil and gasoline. On 11 October 1916 Kanawha was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet. In addition to her fueling duties, she participated in tactical exercises, carried mail, towed targets. After the United States entered World War I on 6 April 1917, the oiler was assigned to Commander, Destroyer Force, Atlantic Fleet, as an escort for the first A. E. F. sent to France. Kanawha cleared New York 15 June 1917 as part of Group IV and crossed the Atlantic, arriving St. Nazaire 2 July.

She returned to New York 10 August for repairs before sailing again 23 September. The oiler cruised in Atlantic waters until 1 November supplying fuel oil to the cruiser force and escorting convoys to Europe. Kanawha returned to Philadelphia for repairs joined the Naval Overseas Transportation Service on 8 January 1918. For the rest of the war, the oiler, ignoring torpedo warnings, carried fuel oil from Halifax to United Kingdom and French ports. On 6 November 1918, the patrol vessel USS Jolly Roger suffered irreparable damage while being loaded onto the deck of the Kanawha. Kanawha arrived New York 1 May 1919 from her final cruise; the oiler arrived at San Pedro, California 9 August. From 1919 to 1929, with the exception of three cruises to Port Arthur to supply units and ports along the Atlantic coast, operated in the Pacific. In addition to servicing ships, the oiler participated in the Army-Navy maneuvers in Hawaii during April 1925, she accompanied the Battle Fleet on a goodwill cruise to Australia and New Zealand before resuming coastal fueling operations 25 September 1925.

Kanawha was decommissioned at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 18 December 1929. She cleared Bremerton 21 June for her base at San Pedro. For the following six years she cruised along the United States West Coast supplying oil and gasoline to ports in the Panama Canal Zone, the Caribbean, Hawaii. In 1941 Kanawha widened her operations, sailing east to Midway and Wake Islands and as far north as Alaska; the oiler was at Mare Island undergoing overhaul at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Kanawha departed San Pedro 21 March 1942 with a convoy loaded with supplies for Hawaii, she continued convoy runs from California to Pearl Harbor until 18 May when she arrived Tongatapu for fueling operations in the South Pacific. Throughout the summer she cruised to New Caledonia, Espiritu Santo, Efate, providing fuel for destroyers and transports en route to the Pacific campaigns; the oiler departed Pago Pago 12 October and put into San Francisco 29 October for repairs and overhaul. Kanawha resumed fueling operations upon her return to Pago Pago 13 February 1943.

For the next two months she serviced ships engaged in the struggle in the Solomon Islands. On 7 April a group of Japanese Vals slipped through fighter defenses and zeroed in on Kanawha as she awaited an escort in Tulagi harbor. At 1502, shortly after clearing the harbor, the slow and vulnerable oiler came under bomb attack; the first five planes hit an oil tank under the bridge, causing fires to spread along the deck. Lt. Comdr. Bock ordered. After rescue operations were underway, volunteers returned on board and extinguished fires amidst exploding ammunition; the tug Rail towed Kanawha to the west side of Tulagi. However, she sank before daybreak 8 April. Nineteen of her crew were lost. Kanawha received one battle star for World War II service; this article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here. Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving Web Site

Travis Jayner

Travis Jayner is a Canadian-born American short track speed skater, a member of the US Olympic Team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. He earned a bronze medal in the 5000-meter relay with teammates Apolo Ohno, J. R. Celski, Jordan Malone and Simon Cho, he is the Short Track Speedskating Elite Athlete Representative for the US Speedskating Board of Directors. Jayner's father, Jack Jayner, was a U. S. and North American short track champion in high school, Canadian short track champion 11 years early in his business career as an architect. In 1975 he founded a speed skating club in Moncton, New Brunswick and introduced Travis and his brother Alex to the sport when they were five years old. Born to unilingual English-speaking parents, Jayner completed the Early Total French Immersion Option of Frank L. Bowser Elementary School in Riverview, New Brunswick – in which only French is spoken in Grades 1,2, 3, he cultivated this grounding with speed skaters from Quebec whom he met at youth-age competitions, training camps, sport summer schools, both in Quebec and New Brunswick cities, achieving fluency in French by the end of high school.

He avidly participated in many sports including volleyball, cross country running, high-jumping and ball hockey – earning high school letters while maintaining academic honors. Jayner graduated in 2000 from Riverview High School. Accepted by both McGill and Concordia Universities, he promptly moved to Montreal and took an apartment off-campus to be near the National Training Center in the Maurice Richard Arena, they were coached by Yves Hamelin. Off-season they inline road-raced – including the 24-hour team event on the city's Formula One high performance auto track. During these years Jayner's academics focused on engineering and urban studies while, as a skater, he moved up the ranks, participating in several CanAm competitions; as a result of contacts established at these cross-border invitational meets, Jayner played host to Ryan Bedford and Jordan Malone in Montreal – showing them around town, introducing them to the local short track skating scene and advising them on dealing with the French language – during times when they sought diverse independence in their training programs and experience.

At the 2003 Canada Winter Games in Bathurst/Campbellton, Jayner represented his home province of New Brunswick, winning a silver medal in the men's short track 3000m. In 2004 a convergence of interests and opportunities resulted in Jayner's move to Midland, Michigan – where Ryan Bedford and his family returned hosting favors. Jayner subsequently skated and dryland-trained in the summer in Marquette, with Shani Davis –, active in both short track and long track pursuits at that time; that fall, Jayner accepted an invitation to train at the USA National Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado – in a program directed by Derek Campbell. In September 2005, Jayner qualified for his first World Cup Team – a tour of 4 competitions – the final two being Olympic Qualifier events – determining the Nation Quotas for the 2006 Olympic Games in Torino, Italy; the USA qualified a maximum Olympic squad. List of people from Riverview, New Brunswick ISU profile Travis Jayner on Twitter Travis Jayner's video blogs on Vimeo