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Tony Hoare

Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare is a British computer scientist. He developed the sorting algorithm quicksort in 1959/1960, he developed Hoare logic for verifying program correctness, the formal language communicating sequential processes to specify the interactions of concurrent processes and the inspiration for the occam programming language. Born in Colombo, Ceylon to British parents, Tony Hoare's father was a colonial civil servant and his mother was the daughter of a tea planter. Hoare was educated in England at the King's School in Canterbury, he studied Classics and Philosophy at Merton College, Oxford. On graduating in 1956 he did 18 months National Service in the Royal Navy, he returned to the University of Oxford in 1958 to study for a postgraduate certificate in Statistics, it was here that he began computer programming, having been taught Autocode on the Ferranti Mercury by Leslie Fox. He went to Moscow State University as a British Council exchange student, where he studied machine translation under Andrey Kolmogorov.

In 1960, Hoare left the Soviet Union and began working at Elliott Brothers Ltd, a small computer manufacturing firm located in London, where he implemented ALGOL 60 and began developing major algorithms. He became the Professor of Computing Science at the Queen's University of Belfast in 1968, in 1977 returned to Oxford as the Professor of Computing to lead the Programming Research Group in the Oxford University Computing Laboratory, following the death of Christopher Strachey, he is now an Emeritus Professor there, is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, England. Hoare's most significant work has been in the following areas: his sorting and selection algorithm, Hoare logic, the formal language Communicating Sequential Processes used to specify the interactions between concurrent processes, structuring computer operating systems using the monitor concept, the axiomatic specification of programming languages. Speaking at a software conference called QCon London in 2009, he apologised for inventing the null reference: I call it my billion-dollar mistake.

It was the invention of the null reference in 1965. At that time, I was designing the first comprehensive type system for references in an object oriented language. My goal was to ensure that all use of references should be safe, with checking performed automatically by the compiler, but I couldn't resist the temptation to put in a null reference because it was so easy to implement. This has led to innumerable errors and system crashes, which have caused a billion dollars of pain and damage in the last forty years. For many years under his leadership, his Oxford department worked on formal specification languages such as CSP and Z; these did not achieve the expected take-up by industry, in 1995 Hoare was led to reflect upon the original assumptions: Ten years ago, researchers into formal methods predicted that the programming world would embrace with gratitude every assistance promised by formalisation to solve the problems of reliability that arise when programs get large and more safety-critical.

Programs have now got large and critical – well beyond the scale which can be comfortably tackled by formal methods. There have been many problems and failures, but these have nearly always been attributable to inadequate analysis of requirements or inadequate management control, it has turned out that the world just does not suffer from the kind of problem that our research was intended to solve. O.-J. Dahl, E. W. Dijkstra and C. A. R. Hoare. Structured Programming. Academic Press. ISBN 978-0-12-200550-3. OCLC 23937947. C. A. R. Hoare. Communicating Sequential Processes. Prentice Hall International Series in Computer Science. ISBN 978-0131532717 or ISBN 978-0131532892. C. A. R. Hoare and M. J. C. Gordon. Mechanised Reasoning and Hardware Design. Prentice Hall International Series in Computer Science. ISBN 978-0-13-572405-7. OCLC 25712842. C. A. R. Hoare and He Jifeng. Unifying Theories of Programming. Prentice Hall International Series in Computer Science. ISBN 978-0-13-458761-5. OCLC 38199961. In 1962, Hoare married a member of his research team.

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1973 Davis Cup Europe Zone

The Europe Zone was one of the three regional zones of the 1973 Davis Cup. 31 teams entered the Europe Zone. 14 teams competed in the preliminary rounds, with the winners progressing to the main draw and joining the remaining 17 teams. The winners of each sub-zone went on to compete in the Inter-Zonal Zone against the winners of the Americas Zone and Eastern Zone. Romania defeated the Soviet Union in the Zone A final, Czechoslovakia defeated Italy in the Zone B final, resulting in both Romania and Czechoslovakia progressing to the Inter-Zonal Zone. Austria vs. Monaco Ireland vs. Norway Greece vs. Finland Israel vs. Netherlands Austria vs. New Zealand Norway vs. Denmark Greece vs. Hungary Netherlands vs. Romania Yugoslavia vs. New Zealand Norway vs. France Hungary vs. Soviet Union Romania vs. New Zealand Soviet Union vs. France Romania vs. Soviet Union Egypt vs. Turkey Portugal vs. Switzerland Bulgaria vs. Iran Morocco vs. Luxembourg Egypt vs. Poland Switzerland vs. West Germany Bulgaria vs. Belgium Morocco vs. Sweden Egypt vs. Czechoslovakia West Germany vs.

Great Britain Italy vs. Bulgaria Sweden vs. Spain Czechoslovakia vs. West Germany Italy vs. Spain Czechoslovakia vs. Italy Davis Cup official website

The Silent Men

"The Silent Men" is a short story written in 1957. It is the third short story published in the Kingdom by Albert Camus; the silent men are the workers at a cooper's shop. They have returned to work after a failed strike; when the owner's daughter has a serious, acute illness requiring an ambulance, the men do not offer any words of condolence. Where once there had been a sense of being all part of a whole, they no longer feel such for the owner who had refused to acquiesce to their demands following their strike; the owner himself is not a bad person. The owner tried to reconcile with the men, saying that if they are to increase productivity and thus bring in more revenue he will not only increase their salaries but he will do so without being prompted; the men are cold, when the owner says goodbye to everyone at the end of the day, nobody reacts. The men themselves have preserved their own sense of fraternity and despite the situation with the owner and his daughter, the men are warm and humane to each other.

While as a whole the men seem morally unaffected by the situation, the protagonist, can't stop thinking about the little girl. At the end of the story, Yvers breaks his silence and confides in his wife all that has happened in the course of the day, concludes by uttering "Ah! it's his own fault!" A common theme in the works of Camus is. From the rich to the poor, privileged to the destitute, the guilty to the innocent, the old and sometimes the young. Death makes all equal in the end. Just like Father Paneloux and the plague-stricken young boy in Camus' The Plague, death belittles our other problems and emphasizes man's struggle to make sense of what he has; the owner treated the men well. He told them to take it or leave it, that his offer of work is a charity; when they were back to work, the doors were closed until all of them arrived, as he was emphasizing he had the upper hand. It is explained "that they were not sulking, that their mouths had been closed, they had to take it or leave it, that anger and helplessness sometimes hurt so much that you can't cry out."

Overtime Work–life balance The Plague, The Fall and The Kingdom and Selected Essays by Albert Camus, David Bellos, Stuart Gilbert, Justin O'Brien

Mike Vecchione

Michael Vecchione is an American professional ice hockey center who plays for the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League while under contract to the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. Prior to turning professional, Vecchione played for Union College where he was named to the All-ECAC Rookie Team, ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team All-ECAC Hockey Third Team, ECAC Player of the Year and AHCA East First-Team All-American during his four-year career. Vecchione began his youth hockey career with the Valley Junior Warriors in Saugus Youth Hockey program. While a member of the 1993 team, the Valley Junior Warriors won four state championships. While attending Malden Catholic High School, Vecchione was drafted in the 2010 United States Hockey League Draft by the Tri-City Storm; that season, as team captain, he led his team to the Super 8 state championship for the first time. On August 21, 2012, while playing for the Storm, Vecchione committed to Union College for the 2013–14 season.

He had been committed to the University of New Hampshire. On November 6, 2012, Vecchione was named an alternate captain for the Storm after assistant captain Heikki Liedes was injured. In his freshman year at Union, Vecchione led the team rookies in scoring with 34 points in 38 games and ranked fourth across the ECAC. At the conclusion of the season, after having helped lead Union to their first NCAA Division 1 title, he was ranked ninth across the league in rookie scoring and was named to the All-ECAC Rookie Team, he was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team and All-Tournament Team. In his sophomore year, Vecchione was named an alternate captain in December, he led ECAC in assists with 31 in 39 games. Vecchione was selected for the Frozen Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team and was again named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team while majoring in history. Prior to his junior year, Vecchione was named a co-captain for Union alongside Matt Wilkins, becoming the first captain pairing for Union since 2008.

He became the fastest player in Union Division I history to record 100 points when he recorded an assist against Princeton in his 96th career game on January 8, 2016. He became the 26th player in the program's Division 1 history to score 100 points, he was named to the All-ECAC Hockey Third Team on March 18 for the first time in his collegiate career. He ended the season with a team leading 29 points scored in 34 games. In his last year with Union, Vecchione was again named team captain. On February 3, 2017, Vecchione became Union's all time Division I leading scorer when he recorded his 158th and 159th career point in a 5–3 loss to Cornell; as a result of his breakout season, Vecchione was named a Hobey Baker Award finalist and the ECAC Hockey Player of the Year. He was named to the All-ECAC Hockey First Team and won Union's William M. Jaffe Award for most outstanding male student-athlete. On June 21, Vecchione was named an AHCA East First-Team All-American. Vecchione signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on March 31, 2017.

He made his NHL debut on April 2017, in a game against the New Jersey Devils. On July 1, 2017, Vecchione, as a restricted free agent, accepted a two-year, two-way deal to continue with the Philadelphia Flyers. On September 27, 2017, he was loaned to the Flyers American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms to play the 2017–18 season. During the season, Vecchione was named AHL October Rookie of the Month after he recorded 10 points in 10 games. However, due to an injury on December 9 during a game against the Hershey Bears, he was forced to miss more than two weeks to recover. Despite this, Vecchione concluded his first professional season with 40 points in 65 games. Vecchione attended the Flyers 2018 Training Camp but was reassigned to the AHL on September 20, 2018. After parts of three seasons in the Flyers organization, Vecchione left as a free agent to sign on a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues on July 1, 2019. Vecchione was born to parents Diane and Joe and grew up in Saugus with his two older siblings and Joe.

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Buchinaidu Khandriga mandal

Buchinaidu Khandriga mandal is one of the 66 mandals in Chittoor district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The mandal headquarters are located at Kanamanambedu; the mandal is bounded by Varadaiahpalem, K. V. B. Puram, Thottambedu Nellore district; as of 2011 census, the mandal had a population of 34,261. The total population constitute, 17,097 males and 17,164 females —a sex ratio of 1004 females per 1000 males. 4,170 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 2,129 are boys and 2,041 are girls. The average literacy rate stands at 65.39% with 19,677 literates. As of 2011 census, the mandal has 24 villages; the settlements in the mandal are listed below: † – Mandal Headquarters List of mandals in Andhra Pradesh

Emerald Hills (album)

Emerald Hills is an album by American jazz flautist Nicole Mitchell, recorded in 2009 and released on the French RogueArt label. It was the debut recording by Sonic Projections, a quartet featuring pianist Craig Taborn, saxophonist David Boykin and drummer Chad Taylor; the band was formed in 2008 to celebrate the publication of George Lewis's book A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music. The All About Jazz review by John Sharpe states "In some ways Chicago-based flautist Nicole Mitchell's Emerald Hills resembles an old style AACM record: there's an adventurous spirit, a diversity of approaches, chops to burn."The Point of Departure review by Ed Hazell says "They make busy, dancing music, full of graceful interplay over elusive rhythmic pulses. The music is eventful. Mitchell is so intent on communicating with her listeners that her music is always clear and direct." All compositions by Nicole Mitchell except as indicated"Visitations" – 9:05 "Ritual and Rebellion" – 11:48 "Chocolate Chips" – 6:43 "Wild Life" – 3:59 "Wishes" – 5:15 "Emerald Hills" – 11:28 "Surface of Syrius" – 2:10 "Affirmations" – 14:57 "Peace" – 5:56 Nicole Mitchell - flute, alto flute, vocals Craig Taborn – piano David Boykin – tenor sax Chad Taylor – drums, percussion