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The Time Machine

The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895 and written as a frame narrative; the work is credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle or device to travel purposely and selectively forward or backward through time. The term "time machine", coined by Wells, is now universally used to refer to such a vehicle or device; the Time Machine has been adapted into three feature films of the same name, as well as two television versions and many comic book adaptations. It has indirectly inspired many more works of fiction in many media productions. Wells had considered the notion of time travel before, in a short story titled "The Chronic Argonauts"; this work, published in his college newspaper, was the foundation for The Time Machine. Wells stated that he had thought of using some of this material in a series of articles in the Pall Mall Gazette until the publisher asked him if he could instead write a serial novel on the same theme.

Wells agreed and was paid £100 on its publication by Heinemann in 1895, which first published the story in serial form in the January to May numbers of The New Review. Henry Holt and Company published the first book edition on 7 May 1895; these two editions are different textually and are referred to as the "Holt text" and "Heinemann text", respectively. Nearly all modern reprints reproduce the Heinemann text; the story reflects Wells's own socialist political views, his view on life and abundance, the contemporary angst about industrial relations. It is influenced by Ray Lankester's theories about social degeneration and shares many elements with Edward Bulwer-Lytton's novel Vril, the Power of the Coming Race. Other science fiction works of the period, including Edward Bellamy's novel Looking Backward: 2000-1887 and the film Metropolis, dealt with similar themes. Based on Wells's personal experiences and childhood, the working class spent a lot of their time underground, his own family would spend most of their time in a dark basement kitchen when not being occupied in their father's shop.

His own mother would work as a housekeeper in a house with tunnels below, where the staff and servants lived in underground quarters. A medical journal published in 1905 would focus on these living quarters for servants in poorly ventilated dark basements. In his early teens, Wells became a draper's apprentice, having to work in a basement for hours on end; this work is an early example of the Dying Earth subgenre. The portion of the novella that sees the Time Traveller in a distant future where the sun is huge and red places The Time Machine within the realm of eschatology, i.e. the study of the end times, the end of the world, the ultimate destiny of humankind. The book's protagonist is a Victorian English scientist and gentleman inventor living in Richmond and identified by a narrator as the Time Traveller; the narrator recounts the Traveller's lecture to his weekly dinner guests that time is a fourth dimension and demonstrates a tabletop model machine for travelling through the fourth dimension.

He reveals that he has built a machine capable of carrying a person through time, returns at dinner the following week to recount a remarkable tale, becoming the new narrator. In the new narrative, the Time Traveller tests his device. At first he thinks nothing soon finds out he went five hours into the future, he sees his house disappear and turn into a lush garden. The Time Traveller stops in A. D. 802,701, where he meets the Eloi, a society of small, childlike adults. They live in small communities within large and futuristic yet deteriorating buildings, adhere to a fruit-based diet, his efforts to communicate with them are hampered by their lack of discipline. They appear happy and carefree but fear the dark, moonless nights. Observing them, he finds that they give no response to mysterious nocturnal disappearances because the thought of it alone frightens them into silence, he speculates. After exploring the area around the Eloi's residences, the Time Traveller reaches the top of a hill overlooking London.

He concludes that the entire planet has become a garden, with little trace of human society or engineering from the hundreds of thousands of years prior. Returning to the site where he arrived, the Time Traveller is shocked to find his time machine missing and concludes that it has been dragged by some unknown party into a nearby structure with heavy doors, locked from the inside, which resembles a Sphinx. Luckily, he had removed the machine's levers before leaving it. In the dark, he is approached menacingly by the Morlocks, ape-like troglodytes who live in darkness underground and surface only at night. Exploring one of many "wells" that lead to the Morlocks' dwellings, he discovers the machinery and industry that makes the above-ground paradise of the Eloi possible, he alters his theory, speculating that the human race has evolved into two species: the leisured classes have become the ineffectual Eloi, the downtrodden working classes have become the brutal light-fearing Morlocks. Deducing that the Morlocks have taken his time machine, he explores the Morlock tunnels, learning that due to a lack of any other means of sustenance, they feed on the Eloi.

His revised analysis is that their relationship is not one of lords and servants but of livestock and ranchers. The Ti

Yarrow Bridge

Yarrow Bridge is a small road bridge which crosses the River Yarrow in Chorley, England. The bridge carries the A6 road over the river. There is a pub and garage next door to bridge which carries the same name; the bridge has existed since the late 17th century when the road leading to Bolton was put east away from Duxbury Woods. Before this a previous road bridge existed with its foundations still remaining within the woodland. A spa was established behind the bridge on Hoggs Lane in the 1850s; the small cottage which exists in the shadow of the bridge is the only remnant of the spa's existence. The public house, adjacent and carries the bridge's name is one of the oldest in Chorley; the establishment was known as the Standish Arms after the local manor lords of Duxbury Hall and carries local historical significance as it was believed to be the staging point for local constables from Preston during the Battle of Duxbury Hall in 1813. The bridge is at the point were the River Yarrow and the Black Brook meet.


Welington Zaza

Welington Zaza is a Liberian hurdler who specialises in the 110 metres hurdles and the 400 metres hurdles. Zaza is the African junior record holder in the 110 metres hurdles, he broke that record at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Athletics. He has competed at a World Championships. Zaza's debut at an international athletics competition was at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Athletics. Zaza competed in both the 400 metres hurdles. For the heat round of the 110 metres hurdles, Zaza was drawn in heat two, a heat containing seven other athletes alongside Zaza. In his heat, Zaza ran a time of a season's best for him, to finish third in his heat, he finished 0.07 seconds behind the heat winner, American Theophile Viltz, 0.02 seconds behind the heat runner-up, Patrick Elger of Germany. Overall, Zaza was the equal ninth quickest athlete in the heat round; as the top three athletes from each heat qualified for the semi-finals, Zaza progressed. In the semi-final, Zaza ran a Liberian junior record time of 13.53 seconds to finish second in the race.

Zaza was 0.08 seconds behind Jamaican Tyler Mason. Overall, Zaza's time was the fifth quickest in the semi-final round; as the top two finishers from each semi-final qualified for the final, Zaza progressed. In the final, Zaza ran a time of 13.38 seconds. The time was a new African junior record in the 110 metres hurdles. Zaza finished fourth, 0.39 seconds behind Wilhem Belocian of France. In the 400 metres hurdles, Zaza did not progress past the heats after his time of 55.38 seconds was not quick enough to progress. At the 2015 World Championships, Zaza was the only competitor from Liberia, he competed in the 110 metres hurdles. He finished last in his heat in a time of 14.56 seconds. Zaza was the second slowest athlete overall in the heat round. Zaza did not progress to the semi-finals

Hugh Pearman (architecture critic)

Hugh Geoffrey Pearman is a London-based architecture critic and editor of the RIBA Journal, the magazine of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is the author of several books including Contemporary World Architecture, published by Phaidon, Airports: A Century of Architecture, published by Laurence King and Abrams, Equilibrium: the work of Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, published by Phaidon, he was architecture and design critic of The Sunday Times for 30 years, from 1986 to early 2016, edits the RIBA Journal. Other newspapers he has contributed to include the Guardian, The Observer, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times. Other magazines he has written for include Newsweek, Art Quarterly, Royal Academy Magazine, Architectural Record, the Architectural Review, World of Interiors, among many other publications, he has served on Arts Council England's architecture advisory group, was one of the instigators of The RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture in 1996. From 2000 to 2004 he chaired the "Art for Architecture" initiative at the Royal Society of Arts.

He was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2001. He was Visiting Professor in Architecture at the Royal College of Art, during 2015, he was an honorary vice-president of London's Architectural Association, 2014-2016. Pearman was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to architecture. Hughpearman

Jim Mecir

James Jason Mecir is an American former baseball player. He played for five teams in an 11-year career, retired from the Florida Marlins in 2005, he was a right-handed pitcher. Mecir is notable for having overcome a birth defect to become an effective Major League pitcher as well as for throwing a screwball, he spent 4½ years as a member of the Oakland Athletics and is prominently mentioned in Michael Lewis's bestselling book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. Mecir attended Eckerd College, in 1990 he played collegiate summer baseball with the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League, he was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the third round of the 1991 amateur draft. He played for Seattle in 1995, the New York Yankees in 1996 and 1997, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays from 1998 to 2000, the Oakland Athletics from 2001 to 2004, before spending the last year of his career with the Marlins, he announced his retirement following the Marlins' last game of the season. Mecir was inducted into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame on Long Island, New York, in the Baseball Category with the Class of 2011.

In 2003, Mecir received the Tony Conigliaro Award, given annually to the player who most overcomes adversity to succeed in baseball. Mecir was born with two club feet. Mecir was inadvertently the subject of attention which began on May 15, 2005. On that Sunday, Mecir pitched poorly in a game against the Padres, ESPN analyst John Kruk cited Mecir's limp when Mecir walked to the mound. Kruk presented this as evidence. Kruk came under heavy public criticism for being insensitive though Kruk was unaware. However, Mecir did not take offense. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference

Maneli Jamal

Maneli Jamal is an Iranian-Canadian acoustic guitarist and composer based in Toronto, Canada. In 2017, he was nominated for the 13th Canadian Folk Music Awards. Maneli Jamal was born in Belarus, as the youngest of 4 brothers, his father was a Persian violinist. Jamal moved more than 20 times as a teenager, he lived in Cologne, for 9 years before immigrating to the U. S. In 1994, Jamal's family moved to the U. S and stayed there for 9 and a half years as pending immigrants, his family found a non-profit organization that helped them move to Toronto, Canada after they were forced to leave the U. S in 2002 when their U. S. citizenship applications were declined twice. At the age of 24, Jamal was granted Canadian citizenship. Jamal began playing the violin at the age of 9, but switched to guitar when he was 15. In 2011, Jamal participated in The Guitar Idol III in London. In 2012, Jamal signed with CandyRat Records to release his album The Lamaj Movement. Jamal began touring outside of his hometown, Canada in 2012 with Van Larkins and Trevor Gordon Hall.

In March 2013, Jamal and Van Larkins started their tour of New Zealand and Australia, where they performed a total of 35 shows. In April 2015, Jamal performed with L. Shankar and Luna Lee on Réunion island. In the same year, he toured the US and Canada with Andrew York, Diego Figueiredo, Brian Gore, performed in 24 shows as part of the International Guitar Night Tour. Jamal's music is a blend of jazz, world, flamenco, folk and Persian music that he describes as progressive acoustic guitar. Jamal names Pat Metheny, J. S. Bach, Paco de Lucia, Iron Maiden, Michael Hedges as some of his early influences. Jamal uses percussive elements on the body of an acoustic guitar to make the guitar sound like multiple instruments; the rhythms used are in 6/8 rhythms used in traditional Persian music that he was taught by his father. Jamal prefers to write composed-through pieces like ‘Awakening' and ‘Vasat and Ziur', where there is little repetition. Jamal played a Taylor 814ce Limited Edition 2006 model guitar, but now performs live using his own Cole Clark Signature Model guitar.

AlbumsDemo 2006 The Ziur Movement The Lamaj Movement The Mardom Movement Ambient Sketchbook Tranquil Strings SinglesSynchrodestiny Kora Daft Funk Enchanted Miles Away Transformation Dire, Dire Docks Synchrodestiny Break of Dawn Tiko's Blues Slowspun Amazing Grace Miles Away Reunion Reunion Desolate Sky Gift Due North Vasat El Cielo en Zihua Dreaming in Color Zim Blues Turkish Dance Delight Voyage by Night Henry's Appreciation Synchro Destiny Slow Spun Toward Dusk Jamal has won several awards for his work, including: 1st place – 2009 Faith Acoustic Guitars Competition. 1st place – 2010 Taylor Acoustic Guitars Showdown. 3rd place – 2011 Guitar Idol III held in London, UK. 1st place – 2012 Winterfolk Festival Auditions 1st place – 2012 “Awakening” Best Recording AES Convention by Pouya Hamidi. 1st place – 2013 Beaches International Jazz Festival, Hennessy Contest. 1st place – 2013 Best Guitarist Award for Indie Week Festival. 2nd place – 2014 Lee Ritenour's Six String Theory Competition – Acoustic Guitar Category.

1st place – 2014 Harbourfront Centre's Soundclash Music Awards. 2017 13th Canadian Folk Music Awards. Official website Maneli Jamal at AllMusic