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Ruban Jaune

The Ruban Jaune is a cycling title created in 1936 by Henri Desgrange, awarded to the rider recording the fastest average speed in a professional cycling race or stage longer than 200 km. The trophy’s name is thought is to have come from comparison with the Blue Riband trophy awarded to the passenger liner crossing the Atlantic Ocean in record time. Desgrange changed the colour to yellow to reflect the newsprint of L'Auto, the sports newspaper he edited; the current holder of the Ruban Jaune is Philippe Gilbert. The first holder of the Ruban Jaune was Gustave Danneels of Belgium, who won the 1936 Paris–Tours in 41.455 km/h. Paris–Tours was long associated with the Ruban Jaune because its flat course, coupled with a following wind, makes for a fast speed: changes to the course from 2018, introducing gravel sections and hills in the latter stages, make it less favourable now. Jules Rossi of Italy took the record in 1938 when covering 251 km at an average 42.092 in Paris–Tours. The suspension of top-class cycling during World War II meant Rossi’s record stood for ten years until April 4, 1948, when Rik Van Steenbergen won Paris–Roubaix at 43.612 km/h.

The race had a violent tailwind. Van Steenbergen attacked at Hem 6 km from the finish, catching Emile Idée and Fiorenzo Magni and beating Idée in a sprint in Roubaix Velodrome. In 1955 the record returned to Paris -- Tours. Dupont held the record until 1962. However, the previous year had two unratified claims. Jean Anastasi won a 218 km stage of the 1961 Paris–Nice between St Etienne and Avignon at 44.917 km/h. The record was not recognised. In 1961 Walter Martin of Italy won Milano–Torino in 45.094 km but this too was not accepted. In 1964 Peter Post claimed the Ruban Jaune in winning Paris–Roubaix in 45.129 km/h,the race run at speed from the start. This was augmented by the final break at Attiches 33 km from the finish, it contained two riders from the Flandria team and three from Weils-Groene-Leeuw and they worked together to keep a high speed with the race decided in a sprint. Post’s record stood for more than a decade although the 1969 Milano–Vignola was won by Roger Kindt in a record average of 45.995 km/h before he was disqualified at the medical control and victory was awarded to Attilio Rota.

Post’s record was beaten by Freddy Maertens in the 1975 Paris-Brussels, an average 46.11 km/h over 285.5 km. Andrei Tchmil set a record in 1997; the race covered 49.3 km in 48.9 km in the second. Tchmil beat Max Sciandri in a sprint. Erik Zabel set a new best in the 2003 Paris–Tours of 47.55 km/h over 257 km, a brisk tailwind pushing the race over 51 km in the fourth hour along the Loire valley. Zabel won the race in a bunch sprint in Tours. On October 10, 2010 Óscar Freire broke the record yet again in Paris–Tours, taking advantage of a favourable wind over a new shortened course of 233 km, he covered the distance in 4 hours 52 mins 54 seconds at an average speed of 47.730 km per hour. Two Italian riders took the title at further editions of Paris–Tours: Marco Marcato in 2012 and Matteo Trentin in 2015, with an average speed of 49.64 km/h. Philippe Gilbert is the current holder of the honour, after winning stage 17 of the 2019 Vuelta a España at an average speed of 50.63 km/h

John Marenbon

John Alexander Marenbon, FBA is a British philosopher and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. His principal area of specialization is medieval philosophy, he obtained his BA, MA, PhD, DLitt from the University of Cambridge. Since 1978 he has been a Fellow of Trinity College, a Senior Research Fellow there since 2005. In 2010 he became an Honorary Professor of Medieval Philosophy at Cambridge, delivering an inaugural lecture entitled'When was medieval philosophy?'. He has taught at Paris-Sorbonne University, been a visiting fellow at both the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies at the University of Toronto, held a visiting appointment at Peking University, he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2009. Authored books Medieval Philosophy: an historical and philosophical Introduction and New York. A study of second-order influence, Basel. Knowledge and language, Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2013 = Proceedings of the British Academy 189 Abelard in Four Dimensions.

A twelfth-century philosopher in his context and ours, Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2013 Pagans and Philosophers. The problem of paganism from Augustine to Leibniz and Woodbridge.

From Beyond (short story)

"From Beyond" is a horror short story by American writer H. P. Lovecraft, it was written in 1920 and was first published in The Fantasy Fan in June 1934. The story is told from the first-person perspective of an unnamed narrator and details his experiences with a scientist named Crawford Tillinghast. Tillinghast creates an electronic device that emits a resonance wave, which stimulates an affected person's pineal gland, thereby allowing them to perceive planes of existence outside the scope of accepted reality. Sharing the experience with Tillinghast, the narrator becomes cognizant of a translucent, alien environment that overlaps our own recognized reality. From this perspective, he witnesses hordes of horrific creatures that defy description. Tillinghast reveals that he has used his machine to transport his house servants into the overlapping plane of reality, he reveals that the effect works both ways, allows the alien creature denizens of the alternate dimension to perceive humans. Tillinghast's servants were attacked and killed by one such alien entity, Tillinghast informs the narrator that it is right behind him.

Terrified beyond measure, the narrator shoots it at the machine, destroying it. Tillinghast dies thereafter as a result of apoplexy; the police investigate the scene and it is placed on record that Tillinghast murdered the servants in spite of their remains never being found. The best friend of the story's narrator, Tillinghast, is a researcher of the "physical and metaphysical". Characterized as a man of "feeling and action", the narrator describes his physical transformation after he succeeds in his experiments: "It is not pleasant to see a stout man grown thin, it is worse when the baggy skin becomes yellowed or grayed, the eyes sunken and uncannily glowing, the forehead veined and corrugated, the hands tremulous and twitching." In the first draft of the story, Lovecraft called the character Henry Annesley. In The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Lovecraft mentions "the seasoned salts who manned … the great brigs of the Browns and Tillinghasts". S. T. Joshi points out that the story's theme of "a reality beyond that revealed to us by the senses, or that which we experience in everyday life", is continued in Lovecraft tales, such as "The Shunned House", "The Colour Out of Space", "The Dreams in the Witch House" and others.

For example, in "The Shunned House", the narrator says that "scientific study and reflection had taught us that the known universe of three dimensions embraces the merest fraction of the whole cosmos of substance and energy." The book Science-Fiction: The Early Years describes the concepts of "From Beyond" as "very interesting, despite stiff, immature writing". S. T. Joshi judges it "unlikely that'From Beyond' … will be regarded as one of Lovecraft's better tales", due to "its slipshod style, melodramatic excess and general triteness of plot". Joshi considers Crawford Tillinghast's references to the pineal gland to be a joke at the expense of René Descartes, who proposed that this gland was the point of mediation between the material body and the immaterial soul. From Beyond was adapted into a 1986 film of the same title by horror director Stuart Gordon. In the film, Dr. Crawford Tillinghast has a different role, as the cautious assistant of the crazed, obsessive Dr. Edward Pretorius; the short story was the inspiration for the 2013 horror film Banshee Chapter, which loosely adapts it and the 1986 Gordon film.

The 1998 science-fiction video game Half-Life depicts an event known as a "resonance cascade" that occurs during an experiment with alien geologic material gone wrong. As the cascade takes place, alien creatures from other dimensions appear and disappear randomly in our world. American stoner doom metal band and Lovecraft devotees Sleep included a song of the same title on their classic 1992 album Sleep's Holy Mountain. Charles Stross's novel The Jennifer Morgue features an electronic device known as a "Tillinghast resonator", which allows the user to see otherwise invisible entities. American death metal band Massacre released a Lovecraft-themed album of the same title in 1991; the video game Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy features "Aura Beasts" that are seen using one of the psychic powers the protagonist develops called "Aura View". This ability parallels the effects Crawford Tillinghast's device has on the characters in "From Beyond", who perceive creatures from another dimension as a result of using the device.

In the Stargate SG-1 episode "Sight Unseen", an alien device is accidentally activated that allows members of SG-1 to see, but not interact with, strange insectoid creatures who inhabit a dimension parallel to our own. Though confined to the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, the phenomenon of this "second sight" is spread by touch, it spreads to nearby populations by way of a "sight-infected" conspiracy theorist who stumbles upon a real government conspiracy concerning aliens and the SG-1. Parts of Colorado and Wyoming are "quarantined". Hallucinogenic chemicals are used for a cover-up story. Death metal band Ripping Corpse's song "Beyond Humanity" is directly inspired by the Lovecraft story and the Gordon film. Dark ambient and Halloween-themed duo Nox Arcana based their 2009 album Blackthorn Asylum on this story, with some twists of their own. Heavy metal band Manilla Road adapted the story to a song of the same title featured in their 1990 album The Courts of Chaos; the 2013 movie Banshee Chapter features a similar plot involving the drug dimethyl

Neeraj Roy

Neeraj Roy is an Indian businessman. He is the managing director and CEO of Hungama Digital Media Entertainment, which owns Hungama.com and Bollywood Hungama, managing director of ArtistAloud.com. Under his leadership, Hungama today is South Asia's largest digital and mobile entertainment company, he is the chairman of the Asia board of the Mobile Entertainment Forum, was voted amongst the ‘50 Most influential People in Mobile Entertainment’ globally. Roy was awarded the Sun Microsystems-Economic Times Young Leader award in 2001 and voted as one of 25 young leaders in the new millennium by Business India, he is a speaker at various international forums and on several domestic and international committees advising on the global mobile entertainment opportunity. Roy is from Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, where his father established the El Chico espresso and snack bar. At the age of eight he was sent boarding school at NainitalSt. Joseph's College]], where he completed his schooling, he graduated from Allahabad University where he topped his class He moved to Mumbai in 1988 to take an MBA at Sydenham Institute of Management Studies.

SIMSREE. Roy wanted to be an entrepreneur from his early days in business school, he is married to Raunaq Roy, who edits Indiawali Beautiful People. The couple have a daughter and live in Juhu, Mumbai. "http://www.afaqs.com/news/story.html?sid=28107". Afaqs. 30 August 2010. Profile at Hungama.org Neeraj Roy appointed chairman of Asia Board, MEF Neeraj Roy on mobile entertainment.

Rod Taylor (American football)

Rod Taylor is a guard for the XFL's Team 9 practice squad. He played college football at Ole Miss, where he started every game at right tackle in 2017. Taylor was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round with the 252nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Taylor was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round, 252nd overall, of the 2018 NFL Draft. On the first day of training camp on July 27, 2018, Taylor was carted off the field with an apparent knee injury; the next day, it was revealed. On June 10, 2019, Taylor was waived by the Bengals, he was suspended for the first four games of the 2019 NFL season on September 7, 2019. He was reinstated from suspension by the NFL on October 1, 2019, but was suspended an additional 10 weeks on October 16, 2019, he was reinstated from suspension again on December 24, 2019. He was suspended indefinitely on December 30, 2019. Taylor was signed to the XFL's practice squad team, referred to as Team 9, on January 30, 2020. Ole Miss Rebels bio

Carcharhiniformes

Carcharhiniformes, the ground sharks, with over 270 species, are the largest order of sharks. They include a number of common types, such as catsharks and the sandbar shark. Members of this order are characterized by the presence of a nictitating membrane over the eye, two dorsal fins, an anal fin, five gill slits; the families in the order Carcharhiniformes are expected to be revised. According to FishBase, the eight families of ground sharks are: Carcharhinidae Hemigaleidae Leptochariidae Proscylliidae Pseudotriakidae Scyliorhinidae Sphyrnidae Triakidae Froese and Daniel Pauly, eds. Fish Identification: Ground sharks in FishBase. March 2013 version. Sepkoski, Jack. "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2011-05-17. Order Carcharhiniformes