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Ambrosio Padilla

Ambrosio Bibby Padilla was a Filipino basketball player and an elected member of the Senate of the Philippines. He was one of the most important figures in Asian basketball development. Padilla was born as the eighth of eleven children of Dr. Nicanor Ysabel Bibby, he married Lourdes de las Alas on May 4, 1941. Padilla fathered 10 children: 4 girls. Padilla was born in San Miguel district in Manila, he studied at the Ateneo de Manila for his high college education. In college, he was the team captain of the 1928 Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles varsity basketball squad that won the 1928 NCAA basketball championship under coach James A. Martin, S. J.. He studied law at the University of the Philippines and became a varsity player of the university's baseball team in the early 1930s. In 1930, Padilla played for the Philippines which won the gold medal of the 9th Far Eastern Games basketball tournament in Tokyo, Japan, he played alongside Jacinto Ciria Mariano Filomeno. In 1934, he captained the national team that retained the basketball championship in the 10th Far Eastern Games held at home for the final time.

In 1936, Padilla as team captain of the national basketball team led the Philippines to a fifth-place finished in the 11th Summer Olympics held at Berlin, Germany. It remains the best finish by an Asian country in men's Olympic basketball history; the team was coached by Dionisio Calvo and, aside from Padilla, boasted of great players like Ciria Cruz and Charles Borck. Padilla retired from basketball and became the chairman of the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation Basketball Committee from 1938 to 1954; the international governing body, FIBA, appointed Padilla as its Vice President for Asia from 1956 to 1964. He was one of the forefathers and elected President of the Asian Basketball Confederation, now known as FIBA Asia, from 1960 to 1966 with his former coach Dionisio Calvo as the Secretary-General; when he finished his term, he served as the ABC president emeritus from 1967. He became the sixth President of the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation, the forerunner of the Philippine Olympic Committee, in 1970 and became the first president of the POC when PAAF was renamed POC in 1975.

President Ramon Magsaysay appointed Padilla as Solicitor General in 1954. He resigned in 1957 to run for the Senate and won, he served in the Senate until 1972. Notwithstanding his stature and brushing aside the dangers arising from his opposition to the martial law regime, he fought the Marcos regime with his legal skills and belief in freedom. After Marcos was overthrown in the 1986 People Power Revolution, President Corazon Aquino appointed Padilla to the 1986 Constitutional Commission, tasked to draft a new constitution for the country. Padilla was elected vice-chairman of the commission with former Supreme Court Associate Justice Cecilia Muñoz-Palma as its chairwoman; the new Constitution was ratified by the Filipino people in a plebiscite held on February 2, 1987. Padilla, who died on August 11, 1996, was inducted into the Philippine National Basketball Hall of Fame in January 1999 along with other Filipino basketball greats like Carlos Loyzaga, Lauro Mumar, Jacinto Ciria Cruz, Charles Borck, Edgardo Ocampo, Mariano Tolentino, his own Olympic coach Chito Calvo.

The Ateneo de Manila University's Ambrosio Padilla Award, given out annually to the university's best academically performing college varsity player from any sport, is named in his honor. A classroom at Malcolm Hall of the University of the Philippines College of Law is named in his honor. Ambrosio Padilla is the father of Francisco "Frank" Padilla and Servant General of the Catholic renewal group Couples for Christ Foundation Inc and Alexander Padilla, CEO and President of PhilHealth from 2013 to 2016. 1928 NCAA Philippines champions 1930 Far Eastern Games champion 1934 Far Eastern Games champions 1936 Summer Olympics, fifth place Philippine National Hall of Fame Philippine Constitutional Commission of 1986

David E. Sellers

David E. Sellers is an American architect based in Vermont known for using an improvisational approach to modern architecture which led to what is known as design/build, his work focuses on designing and building with nature, with special emphasis on custom craftsmanship and a preference for sustainability. His work in town and community planning has received national recognition for pedestrian and human-scaled settlement patterns. Sellers received his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1960, he received his Masters in Architecture at the Yale School of Architecture in 1965, studying under dean Paul Rudolph, noted architects James Stirling, Shadrach Woods and Henning Larsen, Robert Engman. An influence was Louis Kahn who served as a design critic and professor of architecture at Yale School of Architecture from 1947 to 1957; the Yale Building Project was initiated during his graduate studies. "The design-build culture was initiated by two members of the class of 1965, David E. Sellers and Peter Gluck.

The two friends helped one another on building projects, one for Sellers' brother, one for Gluck's parents. In 1963, Sellers and Gluck built a vacation house for Gluck's parents in New York. A cedar-clad house, supported on telephone poles took two summers to build and was featured in a 1967 article in Progressive Architecture which described the young Sellers as "plunging headlong into architecture—designing and developing." Shortly after Yale and his friend, William Reineke purchased a piece of land near Warren, known by the name Prickly Mountain, while Peter Gluck embarked on projects elsewhere. From these beginnings a new way of making architecture developed, resulting in structures unmoored from architectural tradition; the three young architects were motivated by the idea that they could control the economics and construction of their buildings, as well as the design. At the time, Sellers was quoted as saying: "The architect is irresponsible today in thinking he has to sit in his office and wait for some client to come up and say, all right build me that.

But I think the architect has got to change his whole scope if he's going to survive as an integral part of our future society. I think he's got to play the role of the entrepreneur as well." Three primary forces launched the design-build experiments at Prickly Mountain: 1) an entrepreneurial urge to create and control one's life economically. The Tack House, The Sibley/Pyramid House, the Bridge House were a direct result of a design-build process that resembled the making of art more than the standard methods of making buildings. In architecture firms, projects are designed with all details in place before construction begins. By contrast, the houses build on Prickly Mountain were built by their designers, they were undertaken without the preparation of finished architectural drawings. A broad, formal or structural concept executed as a simple sketch or scale model would be the only aspect of design completed prior to construction; the process that followed was one of continual problem solving.

It was full of surprises. Starting in the mid-1970s, Sellers experimented in the integration of sustainable energy and waste systems into homes by featuring various green technologies. Between 1974 and 1980 during the oil embargo, Sellers designed five residences featuring passive and active solar, wood backup, super-insulation, water storage for recirculating heat, composting toilets, windmills. Two of these experiments led to inventions. In 1974, he co-founded with Northwind Power; the company is now a successful developer of wind turbines. In 1976 he co-founded the Vermont Iron Stove Works which created new designs in iron stoves for the domestic market. In 1978, he co-founded 4 Elements Corporation with architect John Todd, to develop solar aquatic waste treatment systems. Sellers architectural style reflects a commitment to bringing outside materials indoors and remaining true to the natural beauty of the surroundings. For an elegant design solution, Sellers says, "Don't use rocks if you don't have rocks on your site.

Use what meets the main criteria for value, based on perceived appropriateness for the site." By doing so, you support the local craftspeople who are familiar and adept at working with the native materials. In one of his designs, the Tree House, about one-third of the vertical supports are trees that were located on the property; the strength is preserved because they are in full shape without any cuts without stain or bark removal. Sellers' interest in everyday design lead him to found a museum in 2011, the Madsonian Museum of Industrial Design, “to celebrate the great designs and encourage a civil society to understand that the future of a material world depends on permanence, that depends on artistic infusement into everything we do”. While living through long Vermont winters covered in snow, Sellers realized a need for a sled that could maneuver through trees safely, as opposed to the existing sleds available at the time which did not have steering capabilities, he and friends develo

Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei-ō

Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei-ō is a 1996 Japan-exclusive Role-playing video game developed by Pandora Box and published by Takara for the Super Famicom. Arabian Nights is an adventure game in the Arabian world. Other than collecting crystals that sealed the power of the King of Spirits, the player may move freely. Additionally, the player's decisions may lead to multiple endings; this game follows an orthodox style of turn-based gameplay. However, a unique characteristic is that Barrier Cards allow special effects on combatants, whether friend or foe. Barrier Cards may be activated at the beginning of each battle turn, the effect lasts three turns; the player may hold a maximum of 16 cards at one time. When the player uses a card, they will receive a new one at the end of every battle; the cards have 9 different attributes and range between 5 levels. The higher the value, the greater the barrier activation power. In the event of multiple cards drawn, only the card with the greater barrier activation power will have an effect.

However, the card with the lower level will have a stronger effect. Additionally, each affinity has a special level 0 card. Level 0 has the strongest effect but only during the activating turn. In the next turn, the card has the lowest effect, so the card can be called a “plot twist card.” Although the barrier effects attack the corresponding affinity, extremes such as “Double Magic Attack,” “Absolute Critical,” and “Nullify Physical Attack” exist depending on the level. Since weak enemies may use strong cards, there can be difficult battles. For that reason, having strategies likes breaking an enemy’s barrier with high level cards or deliberately keeping cards for future danger is required. Shukran carries a journal. Since events are added to the journal as they occur, blank spaces indicate incomplete actions. Additionally, it can be used to determine the next objective by reviewing past events; the King of Djinns Ifrit is defeated by a man made his servant. Some anonymous magical being destroys Suleiman's house and weakens Ifrit.

To grant Ifrit freedom, Suleiman seals him in a Contract Ring and shall be free after a thousand wishes have been granted by a thousand hands. One century in the town of Bazaar, an orphan girl named Shukran finds the Contract Ring and unleashes Ifrit. With 999 wishes used throughout last the century, Shukran uses the last wish for peace in her homeland. Ifrit however cannot stray far from his ring, so Shukran and Ifrit travel the land together to make this possible. Complete game overview English Translation Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei-ō at

Citroën Acadiane

The Citroën Acadiane is a small commercial vehicle derived from the Dyane and only available in left-hand drive, produced from 1977 to 1987. Production totalled 253,393; the Visa-based C15 van replaced the Acadiane. Citroën had used the prefix AK for its light commercials, so it was an obvious pun to name the AK Dyane "Acadiane". There was no connection beyond the pun with the French-speaking region of Louisiana, home to Cajun cooking, or with l'Acadie, now part of Nova Scotia; the Acadiane differed from the Dyane on which it was based in having heavier-duty suspension, a altered chassis and a rear-brake limiter whose action was dependent on the load. The Acadiane was fitted with wind-down windows in the driver's and passenger's doors; the Dyane car had horizontally-sliding windows. The payload was 500 kg, but handling was impaired when loaded; the Acadiane was available in commercial form or as a "Mixte", with sliding rear windows and a removable rear bench seat. Citroën and many other manufacturers continue to this day with the option of rear seats in a vehicle designed as a commercial.

The Mixte version had a passenger sun visor, missing in the more basic commercial version. In line with many Citroën light commercials, the roof of the rear bodywork was corrugated to add extra rigidity at little cost; the Acadiane cruised on the flat comfortably and economically at 55 mph. Top gear in the four-speed box was referred to as overdrive; this had been so since the earliest days of the 2CV. In most circumstances it was best used as such. Progress could be maintained in top; as the motor thrived on revs, third made a good gear to get up to 80 km/h. Dyane/Acadiane links Citroën World Acadiane on the road! CitCity Citroën Acadiane at Citroenet Acadiane 1/43 modelcar

Israel Ludlow

Israel Ludlow was a government surveyor who helped found Cincinnati and Hamilton in southwest Ohio. Israel Ludlow was born near Morristown, New Jersey in 1765. In 1786, each of the thirteen states was to appoint a man to help survey the Seven Ranges in the easternmost portion of the Northwest Territory under the Land Ordinance of 1785. Ludlow was appointed to fill the vacant South Carolina surveyorship. Ludlow was one of two surveyors to stay in settlements near the Ohio River the winter of 1786-1787, completed the survey of the seventh range and notes by August 1787. In 1787, a land company called the Ohio Company of Associates contracted with the Congress of the Confederation to buy a one million five hundred thousand acre tract along the Ohio River to the west of the Seven Ranges. Ludlow surveyed the north line of this tract, known as Israel Ludlow's Survey. Virginia was granted lands between the Scioto River and Little Miami River in Ohio for bounties for her war veterans in a tract called the Virginia Military District.

John Cleves Symmes purchased a large tract between the Little Miami River and the Great Miami River called the Symmes Purchase. Symmes had Ludlow survey a line between the sources of the Scioto and Little Miami to determine the boundary between the tracts, afterwards known as the Ludlow Line, the subject of decades of legislation and court action due to the difficulty in determining the source of the Scioto River. On August 25, 1788, Matthias Denman, Robert Patterson, John Filson entered an agreement to found Cincinnati, with Ludlow taking Filson's place upon his death; the town was settled December 1788 by Ludlow and twenty-six other people. He surveyed the town by January 1789; when Hamilton County, Ohio was formed January 2, 1790, Ludlow was named clerk. In 1790, Ludlow established the community of Ludlow's Station. In 1794, as proprietor, he laid out Hamilton, in 1795, with Governor Arthur St. Clair, Jonathan Dayton, William McMillan, he planned Dayton, Ohio. In 1796, Ludlow married Charlotte Chambers of Pennsylvania.

That year he built the largest house in Cincinnati, known as the "Ludlow mansion". He died January 1804, was buried with Masonic honors in the Presbyterian Graveyard in Cincinnati. One historian said: "By the time of his death in the early 1800s he had surveyed more land in the Ohio Country than any other federal surveyor." His remains were moved to Cincinnati's Spring Grove Cemetery. Israel and Charlotte Ludlow had four children: James Chambers Ludlow Martha Catharine Ludlow Sarah Bella Ludlow Israel L. Ludlow One of Ludlow's granddaughters married Salmon P. Chase, another married Randall Hunt, his daughter, Sarah Bella Ludlow married John McLean. No portraits of Israel Ludlow are in existence. Hamilton and Cincinnati each have a Ludlow Street. Ludlow Falls is located near Dayton. Two streams named Ludlow Creek are in Miami County and Greene County, Ohio. Ludlow, directly across from Cincinnati, Ohio bears his name. Greve, Charles Theodore. Centennial history of Cincinnati and representative citizens.

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