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Purushottam Laxman Deshpande

Pu La Deshpande, popularly known by his initials or as P. L. Deshpande, was a Marathi writer and humorist from Maharashtra, India, he was an accomplished film and stage actor, script writer, composer, musician and orator. He was referred to as "Maharashtra's beloved personality". Deshpande's works have been translated into several languages including Kannada. Purushottam was born in Danvalas Chawl,Gamdevi Street,Chowpati, Mumbai in a Gaud Saraswat Brahmin family to Laxman Trimbak Deshpande and Laxmibai Laxman Deshpande, his maternal grandfather, Vaman Mangesh Dubhashi, was a connoisseur of literature. He had translated Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali into Marathi under the title "Abhang Gitanjali"; the family used to stay at Procter Road in the Grant Road locality in Mumbai. His family moved to Jogeshwari, his first 8 years at the newly formed Saraswati Baug Colony are described in the story titled'Balpanicha Kaal Sukhacha' or Bālpaṇica Kaḷ Sukhācā in his book Purchundi. The family moved to Vile Parle.

Deshpande studied at Parle Tilak Vidyalaya. He attended Ismail Yusuf College after high school and Government Law College, Mumbai for LLB, he attended Fergusson College in Pune and obtained his Bachelors in Arts, in 1950 and obtained his Masters in Arts from Willingdon college, Sangli He took lessons in playing harmonium from Dattopant Rajopadhye of Bhaskar Sangitalaya. His first wife died soon after the wedding in the early 1940s. On 12 June 1946, Deshpande married Sunita Thakur. Thakur was to go on to become an accomplished writer in her own right; the couple did not have any children, they loved Dinesh Thakur like their own son. Both Deshpande and his wife served as teachers in Mumbai, he worked for some years as a college professor in Rani Parvati Devi College Belgaum and Kirti College, Mumbai. He worked for newly founded Doordarshan, the state owned Indian TV, he was the first person to interview the Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on Indian television. He was seconded to the BBC for a year-long training.

After which he spent some time in West Germany. It was this specific period and stays in these countries that his travelogue "Apoorvai" was to be based upon, his other travelogue include ”’’ Poorvaranga" and Jave Tyanchya Desha. Pu La Deshpande was a proficient Hindustani classical musician, he went on to gain fame as an author, screenplay writer, director, music director and singer. He participated in several philanthropist activities Deshpande died in Pune, Maharashtra on 12 June 2000 due to complications from Parkinson's disease, he was aged 80. He was survived by his wife Sunita, he died on the 54th anniversary of their wedding. Sunita died after P. L. Deshpande, in 2009. Most of Deshpande's literary contributions are rooted in Marathi language. Although he wrote across several genres, he was well-known for his humorist literature, he produced several original works and adapted of prominent works from other languages into Marathi. Prominent examples include the 1962 book काय वाट्टेल ते होईल etc..

He referred to his adaptations as भावानुवाद instead of the conventional "translation" or "adaptation". कुबेर – 1947: actor and playback singer भाग्यरेषा – 1948: actor and playback singer वंदेमातरम् – 1948: actor and playback singer जागा भाड्याने देणे आहे – 1949: screenplay and dialogues मानाचे पान – 1949: – story and dialogues.

Ken Doolan

Rear Admiral Kenneth Allan Doolan, is an Australian naval officer, is the former national president of the Returned and Services League of Australia. He is a retired rear admiral in the Royal Australian Navy, his most senior commands being Maritime Commander Australia and operational commander of all Australian combatant forces deployed to the Gulf War. Doolan was born in Sydney, New South Wales, on 15 January 1939 and received his primary education in Brisbane, Queensland. Doolan joined the Royal Australian Navy as a 13-year-old cadet midshipman in January 1953, attending the Royal Australian Naval College, he graduated in 1956, undertook sea training in the frigate HMAS Swan in 1957 and in December 1958 graduated from the Britannia Royal Naval College, Devon. Significant postings held during his 41-year naval career included: aide-de-camp to Governor General Viscount De L’Isle, 1964–1965 Military Secretary to Governor General Lord Casey, 1965 Direction Officer destroyer HMAS Vampire during the Indonesian Confrontation, 1966 Navigating Officer, guided missile destroyer HMAS Perth during the Vietnam War, 1970–1971 Canadian Forces Command and Staff College, 1980, including award of a Master Mariner’s Certificate commissioning Commanding Officer, amphibious heavy lift ship HMAS Tobruk, 1981 Commanding Officer, guided missile destroyer HMAS Brisbane, 1984–1985 Naval Attaché, Washington DC, United States of America, 1987–1989 Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, 1989–1990 Maritime Commander Australia, 1990–1991, including being appointed Operational Commander of all Australian combatant forces deployed to the Gulf War Assistant Chief of the Defence Force, 1991–1993 After leaving the Australian Defence Force, Doolan has been: Commissioner, Inquiry into the East Coast Armaments Complex, 1994–1996 Member, Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal, 1996–1999 National Secretary of the Order of Australia Association and Company Secretary of that Association’s Foundation, 2002–2005 Member, National Defence Committee of the Returned and Services League, 2002 – 2009 Established a book publishing company with his wife – Grinkle Press, 2006 President, Australian Institute of Navigation, 2007–2009 National President and Services League of Australia, 2009–2016Doolan first came to public notice as national president of the RSL in late September 2009 when he made statements in support of Breeanna Till, the pregnant widow of an Australian serviceman Sergeant Brett Till, killed in the War in Afghanistan on Operation Slipper in early 2009.

In 2017 Doolan became caught up in inquiries into the financial affairs of the RSL, both during the period when an RSL member, Don Rowe, was the president of the NSW branch and during Doolan's own period as national president. One allegation, under investigation in September 2017, was that Doolan had taken steps to cover up the case of alleged financial dealings which had benefitted Rowe. Separately, in September 2017 the RSL national board launched an investigation into whether Doolan himself had, in June 2016, accepted a car worth nearly $40,000 as a retirement gift paid for out of RSL funds. Doolan is married to Elaine, they live in rural New South Wales near the national capital, Australian Capital Territory. Maritime Power in the 20th Century – The Australian Experience Chapter 13, Allen & Unwin, 1998 A commanding presence: the life of G. H. Barker bookseller and ornithologist, Ginninderra Press, 2002 We Were Cadet Midshipmen – RANC Entrants 50 Years On, Grinkle Press, 2006 HMAS Tobruk: warship for every crisis, Grinkle Press, 2007 Steel Cat: the story of HMAS Brisbane: Vietnam and Gulf War veteran, Grinkle Press, 2009 Biography – RSL

Daniel Tordera

Daniel Tordera Salvador is a Researcher at Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research. Tordera was born in Valencia, where he studied chemistry at the University of Valencia and graduated in 2009, he moved to Strasbourg, where he earned his Material Science Engineers degree at the École européene de chimie, polymères et matériaux. He earned his PhD at the University of Valencia in 2014, working on light-emitting electrochemical cells, he worked as a researcher at the University of Linköping, studying photonics and plasmonic materials. He is now a researcher at Holst Centre in Eindhoven. Tordera joined University of Valencia in 2009 where he worked in light-emitting electrochemical cells, he determined the elusive operational mechanism of LECs and increased the performance of these devices. He was a visiting scientist at University of California, Santa Barbara, where he applied his knowledge on conjugated polyelectrolytes, he started a company with the aim of commercializing products based on his findings.

He joined the University of Linköping to research the optical and thermal properties of plasmonic nanoholes. He worked on the development of a plasmonic thermoelectric device, a photoconductive paper and a plasmonic display, among others, he is a researcher at Holst Centre leading a team working on near-infrarred organic photodetectors. He has published over 40 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is the inventor of 3 patents. 2015 - Nanomatmol Award: Best PH. D. in Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials in Spain by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry.2015 - Outstanding Doctorate Award by the Universidad de Valencia.2012 - European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting Young Scientist Award.2010 - Award “Suschem Young Chemistry Researchers” to the Highest Academic Achievement in Spain by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry Daniel Tordera considers himself a politically active person. He has developed a satirical political video game Pedro Sanchez Simulator, played by more than 50,000 people in less than a month and gained lot of media attention.

He enjoys writing and making music. He received the honor of being one of the 10 finalists to the 2018 Planeta awards for his novel "El Arte de la Fuga" Google Scholar

Berl Locker

Berl Locker was a Zionist activist and Israeli politician. Born in Kriwiec in Austria-Hungary, Locker was educated at a Jewish school. In 1902 he began contributing to the Der Yidisher Arbeiter newspaper, which he became editor of. In 1904 he signed up to study law at Chernivtsi University, in the same year established the Flowers of Zion student union; the following year he joined Poale Zion, became a member of its central committee in Austria-Hungary. In 1916 he became secretary of the movement's The Hague office, served the same role in Stockholm, he represented Poale Zion at conferences for socialist parties, between 1918 and 1928 served as secretary of the Poale Zion World Union. From 1928 until 1931 he served as Poale Zion's secretary in the United States. In 1931 he moved to London and became a member of the Jewish Agency board, on which he served until 1935, he worked as a political advisor to the organisation. Between 1948 and 1956 he was chairman of the Agency's board of directors. In 1955 he served only a single term.

He died in 1972 at the age of 84. In 1968, Locker received the Yakir Yerushalayim award from the city of Jerusalem. Berl Locker on the Knesset website The personal papers of Berl Locker are kept at the Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem; the notation of the record group is A263

The European (1953 magazine)

The European was a limited circulation political and cultural magazine, published between 1953 and 1959. During this tenure, it was edited by Diana Mosley of the Mitford family. Diana had been one of the Bright young things and had cultivated friendships with several of the contributors to the magazine; these included Henry Williamson and Roy Campbell. The magazine was published by Euphorion Books, a publishing company formed by Mosley and her husband, Sir Oswald Mosley, founder of the British Union of Fascists, it was founded as a platform for Sir Oswald to raise consciousness of his doctrine of Europe a Nation. The publication stressed the importance that Britain should join the European Community. Although the majority of contributors were pro-Europe, the magazine, according to Diana Mosley was an "open forum"; the Economist said that the magazine "echoed Mosley's views." Described as a "cultural magazine" by The Evening Standard in 2009, Victoria Horwell of The Guardian described it as a "far-right magazine" in her obituary piece on Diana Mosley in 2003.

Diana Mosley's biographer, Jan Dalley wrote that the magazine was devised for Oswald Mosley to reach a more intellectual and middle-class audience. Mosley included a European editorial but Dalley says that "Diana preferred to fill it with book reviews and notices of plays and films articles about food and cookery, to the dismay of the old guard." As well as editing the magazine, Diana Mosley contributed regular diary entries and book reviews. Several of these contributions were republished in the 2008 book The Pursuit of Laughter, a collection of journalism by Mosley. In July 1956, Diana wrote the essay, The Writing of Rebecca West republished in 1986. Desmond Stewart and Alan Neame were regular contributors and Diana arranged contributions by Ezra Pound, Henry Williamson, Roy Campbell, Anna Kavan, Hugo Charteris and Nicholas Mosley. Third Position

Murder of Namrita Chandani

Namrita Chandani known as Nimrita Amarta Maher Chandani or Nimrita Kumari, was a Sindhi Hindu girl from Mirpur Mathelo, Pakistan. She was a final year student at Bibi Asifa Dental College Larkana when she was found dead in her hostel room on 16 September 2019.. There is wide speculation about the cause of her death; the institute and local police claimed the cause of death to be suicide, the family claims that she was murdered. Fingerprint samples and Chandani's scarf were sent to The National Database and Registration Authority but this investigation did not yield any substantial findings and so could not conclude a cause of death; the post-mortem performed pointed. A autopsy report commissioned by the Sindh high court found evidence of murder and sexual assault; this report showed that she was asphyxiated to death by strangulation with a rope. These chain of events may be confirmed based on evidence of male DNA on her clothes and body. Vaginal swab examination showed evidence of sexual contact.

Doctors revealed. Police said that the girl may have committed suicide but her brother Vishal told the media he was convinced that his sister was murdered, he appealed to the public to stand up for them as they are indeed a minority in Pakistan The university vice-chancellor Anila told the media that Chandani's room was locked. She further added. According to the post-mortem report, no marks of torture have been found on the body. SSP Larkana had sealed her room for further investigation, it is suspected by some. An investigation is looking into the leaked medical paper which Chandani opposed and raised her voice for. Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered a judicial inquiry into the murder of Chandani. According to initial police reports, Chandani wanted to marry classmate Mehran Abro but the parents of Abro refused. A dental professor from the college she studied at claimed that Namrita had cried to him regarding her personal problems. Sindh police arrested two of Chandani's friends Mehran Abro and Ali Shah Memon following a new autopsy report showing evidence of strangulation and DNA evidence of rape.

In the wake of the incident people from Sindh protested on behalf of Namrita Chandani. The murder caused widespread anger and led to demands that the government form a Judicial Commission