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Ralph DePalma

Raffaele "Ralph" De Palma was an Italian-American racecar driving champion who won the 1915 Indianapolis 500. His entry at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame estimates. DePalma won the 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911 American AAA national dirt track championships and is credited with winning 24 American Champ car races, he won the Canadian national championship in 1929. DePalma estimated, he is inducted in numerous halls of fame. He ovals. Born in Biccari, Italy, DePalma's family emigrated to the United States in 1893; as a young man he tried bicycle racing with mixed success, but at the age of twenty-two he began racing motorcycles before switching to the automobile dirt track racing circuit in 1909, the year that the American Automobile Association established the national driving championship. DePalma was successful in car racing. In 1911, DePalma won the first Milwaukee Mile Championship Car race. However, he is still remembered for the dramatic manner in which he lost the 1912 Indianapolis 500.

After leading the race for 196 of the 200 laps, his Mercedes cracked a piston and with only 2 laps remaining. At that time, only cars completing the full 200 laps received any prize money; this Mercedes remains on display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum. He went on to earn the U. S. national driving championship that year, but was killed in an accident on October 5 at the Grand Prize held in a road course in Milwaukee. After being impaled by a corn stalk, he was hospitalized for 11 weeks. In 1912 and again in 1914, DePalma won the Elgin Trophy at Elgin, Illinois and in 1914 he scored what he called his greatest victory when he beat Barney Oldfield to capture the Vanderbilt Cup on the roads of Santa Monica, California, he entered the 1914 Indianapolis 500 and qualified, but withdrew before the race claiming he felt his engine could not survive the race. DePalma had been let go by the Mercer Automobile Co. racing team in favor of Barney Oldfield. In a Mercedes "Gray Ghost," he showed he was a master tactician in beating Oldfield's much faster car.

He ended 1914 by winning his second U. S. national driving championship. The following year, 1915, he drove to victory at 1915 Indianapolis 500 with a Mercedes 4.5 liter GP car. DePalma was an intense competitor but one of the most popular racers with his fellow drivers and the fans because of his good sportsmanship, a quality he displayed on and off the track. In June 1917 he lost to Barney Oldfield in a series of 10 to 25 mile match races at the Milwaukee Mile. On February 12, 1919 at Daytona Beach, Florida, he drove a Packard to a world speed record of 149.875 mph over a measured mile. International competition began following the adoption of the three liter engine limit in the U. S. and Europe in 1920. DePalma began the year driving for Ballot, his Ballot vehicle won the pole position for the 1920 Indy race and he led for many laps but bad luck dogged him in the race and he did not finish. However, DePalma did race his Ballot vehicle in the Elgin Road Race and won his third Elgin trophy in 1920.

In 1921 DePalma traveled with other Americans to Le Mans to compete in the French Grand Prix. There, he finished second to the Duesenberg driven by fellow American, Jimmy Murphy. DePalma won the Canadian national championship in 1929. DePalma competed in stock cars until he retired from racing in 1936. In his career, he competed in 2,889 races in America and Europe and won 2,557, according to his Associated Press obituary that appeared in the Detroit Free Press on April 1, 1956, he was an honorary referee for the Indianapolis 500, the last time in 1954. He died at his home in South Pasadena, from cancer on March 31, 1956 at age 73, he was interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in California. Ralph DePalma had a small role in the 1920 Hollywood film, High Speed and in 1924 played the part of the Champion in an action/drama written by Wilfred Lucas titled Racing for Life. In 1923, he established the DePalma Manufacturing Company in Detroit to build race cars and engines for automobiles and aircraft.

He had a cameo in The Cool Hot Rod. DePalma was the brother of 500 competitor John DePalma and the uncle of 1925 Indy winner Peter DePaolo. De Palma obtained his American citizenship in 1920, as such he is considered the third non-American driver to win the Indianapolis 500 after Jules Goux and René Thomas. In 1973, he was made a posthumous member of the Automotive Hall of Fame in Michigan. In 1991, he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, he was named to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1991. He was inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1992. In 2006, DePalma was inducted into the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame. DePalma's total of 613 laps led stood as the all time Indy lap leader record until tied by Al Unser on the 200th lap of the 1987 Indianapolis 500, broken the following year. Profile on Historic Racing The Greatest 33 Ralph DePalma at Find a Grave

Chinyere Ike Nwosu

Brigadier General Chinyere Ike Nwosu was a Nigerian Military Administrator of Abia State and of Oyo State during the military regime of General Sani Abacha. As Abia State governor, he was described as a controversial administrator given to whimsical actions. In 1993, his wife Chinyere Nwosu established the Abia Less Privileged Organisation, to assist women in gaining accommodation and skills; as governor of Oyo State, he upset the power balance of the traditional rulers by making the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, permanent chairman of the Oyo State Council of Obas. Before the position had rotated between the three Obas. In March 1995 he ordered motorists and taxi passengers from their vehicles at the Egebda taxi and lorry motor park in Ibadan for violating the Oyo "Sanitation Day" exercise, his mobile court fined scores of travelers, forced them to kneel in the hot sun. On April 25, Nwosu's aides attacked a bank manager in Ibadan after the banker's car collided with Nwosu's convoy, beating the man unconscious with rifle butts.

In response to a strike threat, in February 1995 Ike Nwosu ordered the closure of Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, sacked the entire work force of the corporation. The September 1996 issues of Nigerian news magazines and This Week claimed that Ike Nwosu "spent 16.875 million naira on himself between March 1995 and March 1996"

Robert J. Sexton

Robert J. Sexton is an American director, producer and former musician, best known for his work on music videos and with virtual reality, he has won three Emmy awards for his work as a producer and has been recognized by critics worldwide for his work as a director. On July 31, 2019, Sexton declared his run for California State Assembly, in order to represent the 43rd District. Robert Joseph Sexton was born in Missouri; when Robert was a baby, Sexton's family moved to New Brunswick, New Jersey, as New Jersey was the home of Robert's maternal grandmother. His mother and maternal grandmother and grandfather were Holocaust survivors from Lithuania, forced into a concentration camp by the Nazis. Sexton obtained a degree in business and marketing. Sexton attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he obtained a film and television production certificate from LACC. As a teenager, Sexton played with them for seven years; the drummer for Genöcide was Brain Damage, the band was fronted by vocalist Bobby Ebz.

Shortly before the band broke up, Pete "Damien" Marshall played second guitar. During the years Sexton played with the band, they released the albums "Reign of Terror", "Guttercat", "Submit to Genöcide". Sexton founded the band One Bad Eye, who he played with for three years. One Bad Eye put out their self-titled debut album "One Bad Eye" in 1993; the album was engineered by Mark Pakuko. He played with the bands Undesirables and Pound of Flesh, for three years and two years, respectively. Sexton started his career in Los Angeles as a film editor. Meeting director Brian Smith in an editing bay, he was offered a job as a production manager. Becoming a producer, he produced major music videos for country artists including Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Clint Black. Sexton moved into directing. One of his videos for Incite, which premiered on the Wall Street Journal, was the first narrative-driven heavy metal virtual reality video. In his career, he has directed many music videos for bands including Soulfly for "Unleash", The Devil Wears Prada for "Sailor's Prayer", Cavalera Conspiracy for "Killing Inside".

Sexton's entrance into the world of virtual reality was with his creation of "cinematic virtual reality", the technique of blending together traditional film techniques with virtual reality. His most notable work in this realm is his short "Psycho City, TX"."Psycho City, TX" was released on Sexton's app HollywoodAsylumVR and premiered at VRLA. Sexton described the medium as being good for horror for its realism, he told LA Weekly in May 2018, "Your brain thinks it's a real event that's happening and remembers it as something real. It's not like watching a movie screen. You're in there, you know, it's a hot environment. Robert J. Sexton works in Hollywood, California, he is married to makeup artist Suzi Hale Sexton. The wedding of Robert Joseph and Suzi Hale Sexton was held at the Psycho House on the Universal Studios Backlot, the first and only wedding to be held there; the wedding needed to be approved by the Alfred Hitchcock Foundation. Director Brian Smith was the best man at Sexton's wedding, the wedding was attended by friends including author Kim Gruenenfelder

Bhaijaan Elo Re

Bhaijaan Elo Re is an Indian Bengali action comedy film directed by Joydip Mukherjee. The film stars Bangladeshi superstar Shakib Khan and tollywood Bengali superstar actresses Srabanti Chatterjee and Payel Sarkar in the lead roles; the cast includes Rajatabha Dutta, Kharaj Mukherjee, Shantilal Mukherjee, Shahed Ali, Munira Mithu and Deepa Khandakar. The film is produced by Eskay Movies; the film is the fourth collaboration between actor Shakib Khan and director Joydeep Mukherjee and the second collaboration between Khan and actress Srabanti after the film Shikari, directed by Mukherjee. The Plot was loosely based on 1992 Hong Kong Film Twin Dragons. Separated at birth, after 28 years Bhai and Jaan grow up to be as different from each other as can be. While Bhai is outspoken and a little bit of a troublemaker a daring costume designer, Jaan is quite shy and timid. After years of being apart, fate brings the two brothers together, things take an interesting turn from this point. Shakib Khan as Bhai/Jaan Srabanti Chatterjee as Hiya Payel Sarkar as Runa Rajatabha Dutta as Hiya's Father Deepa Khandakar Biswanath Basu Mritul Sen Monira Mithu as Shanti Sourav Ghosh Churabhanu Basu Donna Preston Sukonya Bhattacharya Kiriti Karjilal Joynto Hor Amitabh Bhattacharya Poltu Polle Somor Pal Shantilal Mukherjee as Sudhir Mukharjee Mousumi Saha Lee Nicholas Harris as Police officer Richard Banks as Police officer 3 Olga Savic as Plane Passenger Iman Zand as Police officer 2 The film was shot in Kolkata, West Bengal and in the United Kingdom.

The soundtrack of Bhaijaan Elo Re is composed by Dolaan Mainnakk. The first song from the soundtrack, "Baby Jaan", is sung by Nakash Antara Mitra; the music video of "Baby Jaan" received an overwhelming response on YouTube, creating a record of becoming the fastest Bengali language music video to reach 1 million views within 24 Hours. The second song from the soundtrack, "Tor Naam" became popular among audiences inBangladesh and West Bengal; the title track has been sung by popular Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya. Notes "Baby Jaan" is programmed by Dolaan Maainnakk and mastered by Subhadeep Mitra, features guitars played by Shomu Seal. "Tor Naam" is programmed by Dolaan Mainnakk and mastered by Subhadeep Mitra, features guitars played by Raja Choudhury and additional vocals by Kinjal Chattopadhyay. "Bhaijaan Eid E Elo Re" is programmed by Praveen Paul and mastered by Subhadeep Mitra, features guitars played by Somu Seal. Shakib Khan Joydip Mukherjee Srabanti Chatterjee Eskay Movies Bhaijaan Elo Re on IMDb

335th Theater Signal Command (United States)

The 335th Signal Command is an operational and functional U. S. Army Reserve command of more than 4,000 Active and Reserve Soldiers, providing Signal and Cyber units in direct support of 3rd Army/USARCENT in Southwest Asia, Army Reserve exercises and Homeland Defense missions throughout the United States. Embracing the motto, "Ready Lightning," The 335th Signal Command is one of the Army's four vital theater signal commands; the 335th Signal Command has Army Reserve Signal Soldiers assigned to units throughout United States and overseas supporting ongoing military operations. In 2016, the 335th Signal Command became the Army Reserve proponent for Defensive Cyber Operations/Forces for the Army Reserve as the Army Reserve Cyber Operations Group transitioned from the 76th Operational Readiness Command to the 335th Signal Command; this transition brings Army Reserve Cyber Protection Teams to the 335th Signal Command. Commanding General: Major General John H Phillips Deputy Commanding General: Brigadier General Tina Boyd Chief of Staff: Colonel Kevin Meisler Secretary of the General Staff: Major Shannon Bibbee Command Sergeant Major: Command Sergeant Command Executive Officer: Mr. Command Chief Warrant Officer: Chief Warrant Officer Five David Carrier Commanding General, 335th Signal Command: Brigadier General Dion Moten As of 2019 the following units are subordinated to the 335th Signal Command: 335th Signal Command, in East Point, Georgia 359th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, at Fort Gordon, Georgia 505th Tactical Signal Brigade, in Las Vegas, Nevada Army Reserve Cyber Protection Brigade, in Adelphi, Maryland Defense Information Systems Agency – Army Reserve Element, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Joint Enabling Capabilities Command – Army Reserve Element, in Norfolk, Virginia Joint Communications Support Element – Army Reserve Element, in Tampa, Florida Republic of Vietnam Operation Desert Shield Operation Desert Storm Operation Enduring Freedom Operation Iraqi Freedom Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the 335th Signal Command mobilized reserve soldiers and active Army personnel to Camp Doha, Kuwait.

The unit moved to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait in 2005, where it remains today as an enduring presence in the USCENTCOM/USARCENT AOR. The 335th Signal Command provides signal support to USARCENT for Resolute Support Mission, Operation Inherent Resolve. Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Description: A dark blue vertical rectangle arched at top and bottom with a 1⁄8 inch white border, 2 1⁄4 inches in width and 3 inches in height overall having in base the polar section of an orange globe with white grid lines and issuant therefrom two white-edged orange flashes with points converging at top center. Symbolism: Orange and white are the colors associated with the Signal Corps. Dark blue signifies the atmosphere and the flashes and globe are symbolic of the unit's worldwide communication capability; the shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 30 October 1985 designed by Major Charles K Reber 20 February 1985. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1⁄8 inches in height overall consisting of two quadrates conjoined with point up, the left quadrant of white, the right of black, surmounted by two orange lightning flashes chevronwise and extending above and below the quadrates.

Symbolism: The white and black quadrates and the lightning flashes symbolize the organization's day and night mission to direct and coordinate the operations, training and logistics support of assigned and attached units. The Live Oak, the State Tree of Georgia and a symbol of ever-ready strength in reserve alludes to the organization's origin and home station at Atlanta, Georgia. Orange and white are colors used for the Signal Corps; the distinctive unit insignia was approved on 10 December 1971 for the 335th Signal Group. It was redesignated for the 335th Signal Brigade on 24 December 1984; the insignia was redesignated for the 335th Signal Command on 16 April 1986. 335th Theater Signal Command Websites as listed below in external links. Official Site "335th Theater Signal Command" on "The Institute of Heraldry" Site "335th Theater Signal Command" on GlobalSecurity.org

Krull (video game)

Krull is an Atari 2600 video game based on the 1983 science fantasy film Krull and published in 1983 by Atari, Inc. It was written by Dave Staugas who ported Millipede to the 2600. Gottlieb manufactured an arcade shooter of the same name in the same year, but it is unrelated to the Atari 2600 cartridge other than the Krull license; the game follows the plot of the movie, takes place on four separate screens. The first level begins with the player, as Colwyn, at his wedding to Lyssa, interrupted by the extraterrestrial Slayers; the game continues to generate new Slayers for the player to fight until he is overwhelmed and Lyssa is abducted to the Black Fortress. The player traverses the Iron Desert on a Fire Mare, stocking up on Colwyn's magical throwing weapon, the Glaive, by pressing the button each time the horse rides over one; the next level takes place in the lair of the Widow of the Web. The player is required to jump between moving threads of web, working their way upward towards the Widow at the top of the screen, while avoiding a giant spider.

After completing this task, the Widow reveals the location of the Black Fortress, the player again rides a Fire Mare through the Iron Desert to reach it. If the player fails to arrive at the given location at the correct time of day, according to a timer at the top of the screen, he loses a life and must return to the Widow to find out the Fortress's new location. Upon reaching the Black Fortress, the player must penetrate the energy barrier surrounding Lyssa with the Glaive, while the Beast attempts to block the player's shots and hit him with fireballs. If the Glaive hits the Beast, or is not caught on the rebound by the player, that Glaive is lost. If all of the player's Glaives are lost, he is expelled from the Fortress and must return to the Widow of the Web level, discover the new location of the Black Fortress, traverse the Iron Desert again. If the player manages to break through the barrier surrounding Lyssa, she transforms into a fireball which the player can throw at the Beast. If the fireball hits, the player wins, the game starts over at a higher level of difficulty.

Revisiting the game in 2003, Gregory George of the Atari Times wrote, "Krull is a superb game and the fact that it is a movie license makes it more so." Krull at Atari Mania Gameplay video