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Srinivasa Ramanujan

Srinivasa Ramanujan FRS was an Indian mathematician who lived during the British Rule in India. Though he had no formal training in pure mathematics, he made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, continued fractions, including solutions to mathematical problems considered unsolvable. Ramanujan developed his own mathematical research in isolation: "He tried to interest the leading professional mathematicians in his work, but failed for the most part. What he had to show them was too novel, too unfamiliar, additionally presented in unusual ways. Seeking mathematicians who could better understand his work, in 1913 he began a postal partnership with the English mathematician G. H. Hardy at the University of Cambridge, England. Recognizing Ramanujan's work as extraordinary, Hardy arranged. In his notes, Ramanujan had produced groundbreaking new theorems, including some that Hardy said had "defeated him and his colleagues completely", in addition to rediscovering proven but advanced results.

During his short life, Ramanujan independently compiled nearly 3,900 results. Many were novel. Nearly all his claims have now been proven correct; the Ramanujan Journal, a scientific journal, was established to publish work in all areas of mathematics influenced by Ramanujan, his notebooks—containing summaries of his published and unpublished results—have been analyzed and studied for decades since his death as a source of new mathematical ideas. As late as 2011 and again in 2012, researchers continued to discover that mere comments in his writings about "simple properties" and "similar outputs" for certain findings were themselves profound and subtle number theory results that remained unsuspected until nearly a century after his death, he became one of the youngest Fellows of the Royal Society and only the second Indian member, the first Indian to be elected a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Of his original letters, Hardy stated that a single look was enough to show they could only have been written by a mathematician of the highest calibre, comparing Ramanujan to mathematical geniuses such as Euler and Jacobi.

In 1919, ill health—now believed to have been hepatic amoebiasis —compelled Ramanujan's return to India, where he died in 1920 at the age of 32. His last letters to Hardy, written in January 1920, show that he was still continuing to produce new mathematical ideas and theorems, his "lost notebook", containing discoveries from the last year of his life, caused great excitement among mathematicians when it was rediscovered in 1976. A religious Hindu, Ramanujan credited his substantial mathematical capacities to divinity, said the mathematical knowledge he displayed was revealed to him by his family goddess. "An equation for me has no meaning," he once said, "unless it expresses a thought of God." Ramanujan was born on 22 December 1887 into a Tamil Brahmin Iyengar family in Erode, Madras Presidency, at the residence of his maternal grandparents. His father, Kuppuswamy Srinivasa Iyengar from Thanjavur district, worked as a clerk in a sari shop, his mother, was a housewife and sang at a local temple.

They lived in a small traditional home on Sarangapani Sannidhi Street in the town of Kumbakonam. The family home is now a museum; when Ramanujan was a year and a half old, his mother gave birth to a son, who died less than three months later. In December 1889 Ramanujan contracted smallpox, but recovered, unlike the 4,000 others who died in a bad year in the Thanjavur district around this time, he moved with his mother near Madras. His mother gave birth to two more children, in 1891 and 1894, both of whom died before their first birthdays. On 1 October 1892 Ramanujan was enrolled at the local school. After his maternal grandfather lost his job as a court official in Kanchipuram and his mother moved back to Kumbakonam and he was enrolled in Kangayan Primary School; when his paternal grandfather died, he was sent back to his maternal grandparents living in Madras. He did not like school in Madras, tried to avoid attending, his family enlisted a local constable to make sure. Within six months, Ramanujan was back in Kumbakonam.

Since Ramanujan's father was at work most of the day, his mother took care of the boy, they had a close relationship. From her he learned about tradition and puranas, to sing religious songs, to attend pujas at the temple, to maintain particular eating habits—all part of Brahmin culture. At Kangayan Primary School Ramanujan performed well. Just before turning 10, in November 1897, he passed his primary examinations in English, Tamil and arithmetic with the best scores in the district; that year Ramanujan entered Town Higher Secondary School, where he encountered formal mathematics for the first time. A child prodigy by age 11, he had exhausted the mathematical knowledge of two college students who were lodgers at his home, he was lent a book written by S. L. Loney on advanced trigonometry, he mastered this by the age of 13. By 14 he received merit certificates and academic awards that continued throughout his school career, he assisted the school in

Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story

Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story is a work of non-fiction written by Chuck Klosterman, first published by Scribner in 2005. The title is a reference to the 1973 song "Killing Yourself To Live", by the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, it is Klosterman's third book and focuses on the premise of writing about the relationship between love and death deaths involving music celebrities. The original feature, published in Spin in 2003, shares some ideas and language with the book. Klosterman's analysis focuses less on the actual circumstances leading to the deaths of rock musicians, but more on the existential and cultural implications that result. To these ends, Klosterman goes on a road trip, visiting the death sites of rock stars such as Duane Allman and Kurt Cobain. In a rented Ford Taurus, which he nicknamed "Tauntaun", Klosterman encounters a variety of interesting circumstances and people along the way, such as a teenager in Missoula, who asks him to sell her some cannabis, or a Cracker Barrel waitress who reads Kafka.

A large part of the narrative describes four women from Klosterman's past and present who embody abstractions that he loves. According to Klosterman, in the same way that a rock star's death grants transcendence beyond anything they may have embodied during the course of their career, so, these four women transcend their own effect on Klosterman to become the molds by which all other women will undoubtedly be understood; the book contains much literary analysis of songs and the retelling of conversations from the author's past. Klosterman includes a controversial passage about Radiohead's Kid A, proclaiming that track-by-track the 2000 album unintentionally details the events of the September 11 attacks, which would occur 11 months after its release. Killing Yourself to Live at Simon & Schuster Largehearted Boy Book Notes music playlist by Chuck Kosterman for his book, Killing Yourself to Live

Surface movement radar

Surface movement radar is used to detect aircraft and vehicles on the surface of an airport. It is used by air traffic controllers to supplement visual observations, it may be used at night time and during low visibility to monitor the movement of aircraft and vehicles. Surface movement radar is the term accepted by ICAO, but it has been known by other names such a ground movement radar, airport surface detection equipment and airfield surface movement indicator. SMR is presented as a video blip, overlaid onto a plan view map of the airport showing features such as the runways and taxiways, grass areas and buildings; the SMR may be augmented by callsigns to identify each target, provide warnings in the event of potential conflicts between aircraft on the runway. SMR forms a key element of A-SMGCS. SMR is required to provide high accuracy, high update rate, high resolution detection of airfield targets. To achieve this, SMR uses short transmitter's pulse length of 40 nanoseconds, it use a carrier-frequency in X-Band or Ku-band, antennas with a narrow beam.

"Surface Movement Radar" at "Airfield Super-vision" a 1951 Flight article

List of Queensland commissions of inquiry

This is a list of commissions of inquiry in Queensland. Royal Commission on the management of the Woogaroo Lunatic Asylum and the Lunatic Reception Houses of the Colony Royal Commission into the Constitution and Working of the Criminal Investigation Branch of the Police Force of Queensland Royal Commission of Inquiry on Licensing and Liquor Laws Royal Commission into the Kedron Park Racecourse Royal Commission of Inquiry into Collinsville State Coal Mine Royal Commission on Racing and Racecourses Commission of Inquiry into the Escape of Certain Prisoners from HM Prison, Brisbane Commission of Inquiry into the Sawmilling Industry, the Industry of the Manufacture of Plywood and the Industry of the Manufacture of Joinery in the State of Queensland Royal Commission into Allegations of Corruption relating to dealing with certain Crown Leaseholds in Queensland Commission of Inquiry into the Farm Home for Boys, Westbrook Royal Commission Appointed to Inquire into and Report on Certain Matters Relating to Members of the Police Force and the National Hotel Herberton Hospital Inquiry Committee of Inquiry into Matters Concerning The Valuation of Lands In Queensland Commission Of Inquiry Into Circumstances Surrounding Certain Matters Relating To Robert Andrew Somerville Commission of Inquiry into the Status of Women in Queensland Fitzgerald Inquiry Parliamentary Judges Commission of Inquiry Commission of Inquiry into the Care and Treatment of Patients in the Psychiatric Unit of the Townsville General Hospital Commission of Inquiry into Operation Trident Forde Inquiry Racing Industry Review Panel Queensland Public Hospitals Commission of Inquiry Queensland Fuel Subsidy Commission of Inquiry Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry Queensland Health Payroll System Commission of Inquiry Queensland Racing Commission of Inquiry Queensland Organised Crime Commission of Inquiry Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry Queensland Rail Train Crewing Practices Commission of Inquiry

Dominican Republic at the 2003 Pan American Games

The Dominican Republic participated at the 2003 Pan American Games, held in its capital Santo Domingo, from 1 to 17 August 2003 as the host nation. Men's 400 m hurdles: Félix Sánchez Women's high jump: Juana Arrendel Men's middleweight: Juan José Ubaldo Men's Kumite: Rubel Salomón Women's Kumite: Heidy Rodríguez Men's Singles: Lin Ju Men's 68 kg: Luis Benítez Women's +67 kg: Gina María Ruiz Women's tournament: Dominican Republic Women's 75 kg: Wanda Rijo Men's tournament: Dominican Republic Men's light welterweight: Isidro Mosquea Men's flyweight: Juan Carlos Payano Men's Kumite: Sterling Felix Women's Singles: Wu Xue Men's +80 kg: Rowell Pier Jérez Women's 57 kg: Dinanyiris Furcal Men's 56 kg: Tomas Aquino Women's 48 kg: Guillermina Candelario Women's 53 kg: Yudelquis Contreras Men's 4 x 400 m relay: Arismendy Peguero, Carlos Santa, Julio Vidal and Félix Sánchez Women's shot put: Fior Vásquez Men's featherweight: Jhonathan Batista Men's lightweight: Manuel Félix Díaz Men's welterweight: Euris González Men's light heavyweight: Argenis Casimiro Núñez Dressage individual: Yvonne Losos de Muñiz Men's Kumite: Dionicio Gustavo Women's Double: Wu Xue - Olga Vila Men's Double: Lin Ju - Roberto Brito Men's 58 kg: Gabriel Mercedes Men's 80 kg: Eddy Antonio Luna Men's +105 kg: Plaiter Reyes Women's 53 kg: Wendy Amparo Women's 69 kg: Miosotis Heredia Women's +75 kg: María Carvajal TrackRoadFieldHeptathlon José Vargas Franklin Western Carlos Payano Carlos Paniagua Otto Ramírez Miguel Angel Pichardo Amaury Filion Luis Flores Jack Michael Martínez Carlos Morban Jeffrey Greer Francisco GarcíaHead Coach: Héctor Báez Dominican Republic at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Kofi Dzamesi

Kofi Dzamesi is a Ghanaian engineer and politician. He hails from Dzodze in the Volta Region, he was a Volta Regional minister under the John Kufour administration. Since February 2017 he has served as Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs of Ghana, succeeding Henry Seidu Daanaa, appointed by the John Dramani Mahama administration, he is a member of the New Patriotic Party. Kofi Dzamesi begun schooling at the Kave LA Primary School and the Kpelikorpe LA Primary in Kpelikorpe, he proceeded to the RC Middle School in Bole. He had his secondary education at St. Martins Secondary School in Nsawam from 1971 to 1977 for his O-level certificate and the Accra Academy from 1978 to 1980 for his A-level certificate, he holds a bachelor of a diploma in marketing. He first came to public attention in 2000. In 2004 he received popular acclamation at the Ketu North New Patriotic Party primaries, he went on to contest the constituency election. He lost to the National Democratic Congress candidate, he again received popular acclamation in 2016 to contest the Ketu North seat.

When the New Patriotic Party won the 2004 general election, President John Agyekum Kufour appointed Dzamesi as the substantive regional minister for the Volta Region. Prior to the 2016 general election, he was appointed the chair of the New Patriotic Party's select committee on chieftaincy affairs. On 7 January 2017, President Nana Akuffo-Addo nominated Dzamesi for the position of Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, he was vetted by the appointments committee of the Parliament of Ghana on 8 February 2017. During his vetting he made known to the committee that he would set up a royal college in Ghana to educate chiefs and traditional rulers on the need to avoid partisan politics. Up to that point there was open campaigning and public endorsement of certain political parties during elections. Dzamesi was approved by parliament and sworn in by Akuffo-Addo on 10 February 2017, his appointment was hailed by people of the Volta Region as it demonstrated the all-inclusive agenda of the New Patriotic Party, since traditionally, the people of the Volta Region vote for the National Democratic Congress.

Dzamesi has engaged feuding factions in various chieftaincy disputes in the country in an effort to find lasting solutions for peace. There are about 352 chieftaincy disputes in Ghana, he has set up a committee to strategise and promote yearly Christian pilgrimages from Ghana to Israel and other sites in the Christian world. In June 2008, an intruder broke into the residence of the regional minister with the aim of assassinating Dzamesi; the intruder was shot dead by house security. Dzamesi was out of town at the time of the incident