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Robert Stickgold

Robert Stickgold is a full professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. A sleep researcher, his work focuses on the relationship between learning, his articles in the popular press are intended to illustrate the dangers of sleep deprivation. Stickgold was born in Chicago, he graduated from Harvard University before attending the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he received his doctorate in biochemistry. He worked with the sleep researcher J. Allan Hobson for many years and has been known to quote Hobson's quip: "The only known function of sleep is to cure sleepiness". Stickgold's research has focused on sleep and cognition and conscious states, he has been a proponent of the role of sleep in memory consolidation. Additional research has focused on dreaming. In one experiment, participants played the computer game Tetris for three days and reported dreaming about falling geometric shapes--a phenomenon now known as the Tetris effect. Patients with anterograde amnesia, who did not remember playing the game, had similar dreams as normal participants.

Similar results were found in another study utilizing the video game Alpine Racer 2. Participants reported dreaming about skiing. Stickgold lives in Cambridge and has four children. Robert Stickgold, Faculty profile, Harvard Medical School PBS' NOVA episode "What Are Dreams?" Video & Transcript

Down to Earth (2000 TV series)

Down to Earth is a BBC One television series first broadcast in 2000 about a couple who start a new life on a Devon farm. The early episodes of the series were based on a series of books written by Faith Addis about their real-life move from London to Devon; the music in the series was composed by Sheridan Tongue and Tony Hadley, had the song "After All this Time" as its opening and closing credits in series 2 and 3. The first series starred Pauline Quirke as Faith Addis, a teacher, Warren Clarke as her long-suffering husband Brian, as they encountered various misfortunes and difficulties in adjusting to their new rural lifestyle, which isn't helped by their uncooperative children's attitude to moving to a new location; the series was light in tone, although took a tragic turn following Brian's death in a road accident in series three. In 2003 the Addis family leave the farm for good, they are replaced by the Brewer family. Matt Brewer is Brian's cousin, he leaves the big city with his young new wife Frankie and his three children from his first marriage to move to Devon to take over the farm.

Two years the Brewer family moved back to the city and were replaced by Jackie, Tony Murphy, their wayward daughter Emma, who owned the local pub. The final series was broadcast in 2005. Pauline Quirke – Faith Addis Warren Clarke – Brian Addis Toby Ross-Bryant – Marcus Addis Ellie Beaven – Sarah Addis Alexandra Stone – Molly Addis Katy Reeves – Celeste Addis Pat Keen – Addy Addis Ian Kelsey – Matt Brewer Angela Griffin – Frankie Brewer Ram John Holder – Wilson Steadman Elizabeth Bennett – Daphne Brewer Inga Brooksby – Becky Brewer Charlotte Redpath – Lucy Brewer Thomas Byrne – Sam Brewer Denise Welch – Jackie Murphy Zara Dawson – Emma Murphy Liam Hess – Jake Smith Shelley ConnKerry Jamil Ricky Tomlinson -Tony Murphy Jason West – Adam / Mose The show was broadcast in an hour format, with each show averaging 48 minutes; the first series featured 6 episodes, the 2nd, 3rd & 4th had 8 episodes, the final season 10. So far only series 1 has been released on DVD, by Acorn Media UK. Forever Green Down To Earth Homepage Down to Earth at the Internet Movie Database


Pequignet is an independent luxury watchmaking manufacturer based in Morteau, France. Founded by Emile Pequignet in 1973, the company is owned now by two entrepreneurs: Philippe Spruch and Laurent Katz. In 1973, Emile Pequignet and founder of a watchmaking concern, set up his own business in Morteau, France; as a native of Haut-Doubs, he was a recognized horseman. The Emile Pequignet brand was associated with the world of horseriding and in 1980th was presented an “Equitation” line of wristwatches, whose dials represent horses' heads engraved on a coin. Another inspiration that Emile Pequignet took was exotic countries; this is seen in the collections MOOREA, SAKKARA and MASSAI. When retirement arrived, Emile Pequignet looked for a successor who would retain the firm’s independence. In 2004 Didier Leibundgut, marketing director at Zenith, acquired control of Pequignet's watchmaking business. At the beginning of his governing the brand, Pequignet offered customers a choice of more than 150 different watch straps and bracelets in a variety of colors and materials, enabling the appearance of the watch to be changed at the whim of the wearer.

The brand was targeted to women. In 2006, Leibundgut decided to transform the brand into fine watchmaking and opened its in-house laboratory. In 2010 the brand installed its manufacture workshops and created its own mechanical movement: the Calibre Royal. Despite the creation of the in-house movement, Leibundgut had no success in building the business for sale. Heavy investment, designed to transform Pequignet into a fine watchmaking manufacture led to a difficult financial year in 2012 and as a result the company became bankrupt, was taken by two private investors, the managers of LaCie: Laurent Katz and Philippe Spruch. Laurent Katz became the company's Chairman. An experienced manager, he devised a new development strategy for Pequignet; the investment included modern research and manufacturing facilities. The laboratory created the company’s first mechanical, in-house movement, the Calibre Royale, now a part of the watches of the Manufacture Collection; the introduction of the Manufacture Collection gave Pequignet two distinct lines, joining the Moorea line with its signature strap links, designed by the founder of the company Emile Pequignet.

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Balado (food)

Balado is a type of hot and spicy bumbu found in Minang cuisine of West Sumatra, Indonesia. Balado sauce is made by stir frying ground red hot chili pepper with other spices including garlic, shallot and key lime juice in coconut or palm oil; the ingredients are quite similar to sambal hot chili paste. However, unlike sambal—which is treated as a separate dipping condiment, balado chili sauce is mixed and stir fried together with its main ingredients and treated as a dish. Balado is suitable for fried prawns, fish, fried boiled eggs, fried beef, eggplant or potatoes; because of its identical ingredients and technique, the term balado is interchangeable with sambal goreng. The term balado is more referring to Minang cooking tradition, while sambal goreng refers to a more general Indonesian cuisine tradition. In Minang dialect the term balado means "with chili" or "in chili", since lado means "chili pepper" in Minang dialect, thus the naming combined the main ingredient followed with "balado", for example: Ayam balado Bada balado Baluik balado or belut balado Cumi balado Dendeng balado Kantang balado or kentang balado Talua balado or telur balado Terong balado Tuna balado Udang balado Sambalado or sambal balado, precooked balado sauce prepared early and refrigerated to be used in cooking.

Balado variants Hot and spicy balado has become an inspiration for a popular dangdut song, "Sambalado", sung by Ayu Tingting. Cuisine of Indonesia Sambal Rica-rica Dabu-dabu Indonesian Balado sauce recipe from SBS Balado Sambal – Indonesian Chili Sambal from Food Whirl Egg balado recipe

PM Press

PM Press is an independent publisher that specializes in radical and anarchist literature, as well as crime fiction, graphic novels, music CDs, political documentaries. It has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, West Virginia. PM Press was started in late 2007 by AK Press founder Ramsey Kanaan and several other members of AK Press, including Craig O'Hara. In their first year, they published Wobblies & Zapatistas, a synthesis of anarchism and Marxism by historian Staughton Lynd and Balkans dissident Andrej Grubacic. In 2009, PM releases included a documentary history of the Red Army Faction, a documentary on the 1970s British anarchist urban guerrillas The Angry Brigade, a history of the struggles of incarcerated women in the United States written by Victoria Law, My Baby Rides the Short Bus, an anthology of personal essays and stories about raising children with disabilities. 2010 saw an edition of Peter Marshall’s history of anarchism, Demanding the Impossible, a radical new examination of the politics of pirates by Gabriel Kuhn, the first English-language edition of writings by German agitator and theorist Gustav Landauer, Tunnel People by photojournalist Teun Voeten, as well as From Here to There: The Staughton Lynd Reader and anthologies of works by Paul Goodman.

PM has launched a noir imprint, Switchblade. The Outspoken Authors imprint of pocketbooks feature fiction writers with conversations on their work, politics and engagement—science fiction Terry Bisson, Michael Moorcock, Kim Stanley Robinson and Eleanor Arnason were among the authors featured. PM published unpublished work on politics from Trinidadian revolutionary thinker CLR James, works by the London stencil artist Banksy, healthy cooking from Bitch Magazine founder Lisa Jervis. Category:PM Press books Judith Rosen. "PM Hits 100". Publishers Weekly. Rachel Swan. "Beyond Anarchy at PM Press". East Bay Express. "List of books published by PM Press".

Jacob Sommer

Jacob Sommer was an officer in the American Revolution, a Pennsylvania State Senator, an Associate Judge who lived in Moreland Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The neighborhood of Somerton in northeast Philadelphia was named for him. Born in Philadelphia, Jacob Sommer was the son of Anna Eva Sommer; the Sommer family emigrated from Freistett, Germany, arriving in Philadelphia in 1752. John Sommer, Jacob's father, purchased property in the Manor of Moreland in 1761 where he was recorded as a town supervisor in 1773 and a tax collector in 1775. During the American Revolution, toward the end of the Philadelphia campaign, the Battle of Crooked Billet occurred in Hatboro, about six miles distant from a village in Moreland called Smithfield; the battle occurred on May 1, 1778, the same date that Ensign Jacob Sommers of the Pennsylvania militia was taken prisoner at his home. Ensign Jacob Sommer was held prisoner on Long Island for four years until his release in 1782; the political career of Jacob Sommer of Moreland included running for the following elected offices, all for representation in Philadelphia County: Jacob Sommer was commissioned as an associate judge for the District Court of Philadelphia from 1811-1821.

He continued to be known as a judge in subsequent years because in 1824, Judge Jacob Sommer was a member of the correspondence committee to elect Andrew Jackson for U. S. President; the marital life of Jacob Sommer is unknown. He died in February, 1827 at the age of 69, was buried at the cemetery of St. Michael's and Zion German Lutheran Church in Philadelphia, his will mentioned only one child, Dr. John Sommer of Philadelphia