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Samir Zard

Samir Zard is a Lebanese-French chemist and the president of the department of chemistry at the École polytechnique, where he directs the department of organic chemistry and synthesis. Zard studied chemistry at the American University of Beirut, but in 1975 he was forced to emigrate due to the Lebanese civil war, he completed his undergraduate education at Imperial College London, receiving the highest mark among his graduating class, followed Sir Derek Barton to Université Paris-Sud for doctoral study. He defended his thesis in 1983 and subsequently started his research career at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles at Gif-sur-Yvette, at the time directed by Barton. In 1986, he rejoined the organic chemistry department of the École polytechnique, where he has since worked. Zard and his group have made significant advances in the chemistry of natural products, including the extraction of the alkaloids Dendrobine and γ-lycorane. In 1990 he assisted Barton in developing the Barton–Zard synthesis, a useful route to pyrrole derivatives: An expert in radical chemistry and his group have notably worked on the xanthates, contributed to the development of the reversible addition−fragmentation chain-transfer polymerization method.

He serves on the editorial board of Tetrahedron Letters. Grand Prix Achille Le Bel Légion d'honneur CNRS Silver medal Dargelos prize Prix Rhodia Clavel-Lespiau prize of the French Academy of Sciences Prize of the Société chimique de France

Don Terry

Don Terry was an American film actor, best known for his lead appearances in B films and serials in the 1930s and early 1940s. His best known role is playing the recurring character of Naval Commander Don Winslow in Universal Pictures serials of the early 1940s, including Don Winslow of the Navy and Don Winslow of the Coast Guard. Terry was born Donald Loker in Natick, Massachusetts in 1902, he was a 1925 graduate of Harvard. Terry was discovered while visiting Los Angeles as a tourist. During the visit, he had been disappointed. Nearing the end of his trip, he decided to have lunch at Hollywood's Café Montmartre since it was a favorite of many in the film industry. Terry thought he might see a film star while having lunch, but found only other tourists who had the same hope. However, Fox screenwriter Charles Francis Coe was at the restaurant and happened to see Terry and thought of the screenplay he had just completed, based on his 1927 novel. Coe asked Terry if he was in the film industry, he invited him to the Fox lot for a screen test.

Terry went to the lot expecting only to be able to see some film stars. When Terry's screen test came out of the film laboratory, he was signed as the lead in the 1928 film Me, the screenplay Coe had just written. Known for his "typical clean-cut American hero roles", it was noted that Terry was "not the most facile of actors", he was a contemporary of Victor Jory, Paul Kelly, Charles Quigley, who all portrayed "bare-knuckled, sleeves-rolled-up hard hats" in various films. In the late 1930s, he appeared in several films directed by Charles C. Coleman, including A Fight to the Finish, Paid to Dance, Who Killed Gail Preston?, When G-Men Step In, Squadron of Honor. His best known role is playing the recurring character of Naval Commander Don Winslow in Universal Pictures serials of the early 1940s, including Don Winslow of the Navy and Don Winslow of the Coast Guard, co-starring Elyse Knox. Knox worked with Terry in Top Sergeant. Terry appeared in Danger in the Pacific as co-starring Louise Allbritton.

Other credits include Fugitives, Border Romance, The Secret of Treasure Island, Barnacle Bill, Overland Mail, Sherlock Holmes in Washington and White Savage, his last screen appearance before enlisting in the U. S. Navy, he was awarded the Purple Heart. He never returned to film. In 1941, Terry married a daughter of the founder of StarKist tuna. Bogdanovich, a 1940 graduate of University of Southern California, shared an interest in Olympic competition with her husband, she tried out for the 1932 Olympics as a sprinter. The couple had two daughters, after completing his World War II service, Terry dropped his screen name and went to work for StarKist as vice president of public and industrial relations. Loker retired from the company in 1965, the couple devoted their time and energies to various philanthropic projects by establishing the Donald and Katherine Loker Foundation; the Foundation supported many projects, with a special emphasis on the colleges that were the Lokers' alma maters. They supported USC as board members of long standing, with financial gifts of more than $30 million over a period of time.

The Lokers were long-time friends of Richard and Pat Nixon and were supporters of the Nixon Library. Despite the Lokers' lack of experience in chemistry, Carl Franklin, at the time USC's legal vice president, referred them to the university's hydrocarbon research institute, established in 1978 with the Lokers' financial aid. In 1983, it was renamed Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute in their honor, he died at Oceanside, California on October 6, 1988, aged 86. After his death, his widow continued the couple's philanthropic efforts until her death in 2008. Don Terry on IMDb Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute at the University of Southern California

Andrija Žižić

Andrija Žižić is a Croatian former professional basketball player. At a height of 2.07 m tall, he played at center positions. He is the sporting director for Cibona of the ABA League and the Croatian League. In his career, some of the teams that Žižić played with were: Omiš, Split, Cibona Zagreb, FC Barcelona, Panathinaikos, he won two Croatian League championships, in the 2002–03 season, he was the top rebounder in the Adriatic League. He won the Greek Cup in the 2007 -- 08 season. On July 17, 2008, Žižić signed a two-year contract with the Turkish team Galatasaray Cafe Crown. On January 15, 2009, he left Galatasaray, signed with the Spanish club CAI Zaragoza, for the rest of the season. On June 24, 2010, he signed with ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne in France. On February 28, 2011, he left ASVEL, signed with Cedevita Zagreb, for the rest of the season. In the summer of 2011, he returned to Cibona Zagreb. On December 12, 2013, he parted ways with Cibona. On January 3, 2014, he signed with Astana. On February 12, 2014, he left Astana, signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv for the rest of the season.

With Maccabi, the third club he joined in the 2013–14 season, he became a EuroLeague champion, playing in the role of the team's third string center. In September 2014, he joined the Italian second division side Credito di Romagna Forli. On January 6, 2015, he left Forli, signed with Pallacanestro Piacentina of the Italian third division. On March 5, 2015, he parted ways with Piacentina. In August 2015, he returned to Cibona Zagreb, playing alongside his younger brother, Ante Žižić, in the process. Žižić was a member of the senior Croatian national basketball team. He won a silver medal at the 1998 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, a bronze medal at the 1999 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, while playing with the Croatian national junior teams. Shortly after the 2015–16 season ended, Žižić announced his retirement from playing professional basketball, he became the sporting director for Cibona Zagreb, he is the older brother of professional basketball player Ante Žižić. Andrija Žižić at Andrija Žižić at Andrija Žižić at Andrija Žižić at Andrija Žižić at Andrija Žižić at

Mud Lick, Kentucky

Mud Lick is a rural unincorporated community in Monroe County, United States. It is concentrated around the intersection of Kentucky Route 63 and Kentucky Route 870, northwest of Tompkinsville; the community is believed to have been named for a salty stream, rendered muddy by animals drinking from it. A post office operated at Mud Lick from 1853 until the 1980s. Former WWE wrestler Hillbilly Jim was billed as being from Kentucky, he now hosts a radio show, Hillbilly Jim's Moonshine Matinee, on the Sirius XM radio station Outlaw Country, references himself as broadcasting from Mud Lick, Kentucky. An X-Files episode, "Kitten" S11 E6 takes place in Mud Lick, with some scenes in Vietnam and FBI Headquarters; the premise is that U. S. Marines in Vietnam were exposed to a mind-altering gas, subjected to experiments at a facility in Mud Lick, making them see monsters and go on lethal rampages. In the sitcom Mike & Molly Rondi Reed played Margaret "Peggy" Biggs, the mother of Officer Mike Biggs. Peggy was from “Mud Lick”, featured in a couple of episodes.

Mud Lick is not portrayed in the 1999 documentary film, American Hollow, documenting the close knit Bowling family of Mud Lick Hollow and its frozen in time aura. The area filmed by Rory Kennedy is located in Perry County, Kentucky. Https://


Romblon is an archipelagic province of the Philippines located in the Mimaropa region. Its main islands include Tablas, the largest, which covers nine municipalities, Sibuyan with its three towns, as well as the smaller island municipalities of Corcuera, Concepcion, San Jose, Romblon, the provincial capital; the province lies south of Marinduque and Quezon, east of Oriental Mindoro, north of Aklan and Capiz, west of Masbate. According to the 2015 census, it has a total population of 292,781. Romblon has been inhabited by aboriginal Filipinos prior to the arrival of the Spanish in 1569. Archaeological artifacts recovered by the National Museum in 1936 indicate that the aborigines of Romblon have a rich and advanced culture. Under Spanish colonial rule, Romblon was administered under the newly established province of Arevalo, until 1716, when it was transferred to the jurisdiction of the newly created province of Capiz. With arrival of the Americans in 1901, Romblon was declared a province and placed under civilian rule.

It lost its provincial status for a short while between 1907 and 1945, but regained it in 1946, just after World War II. The inhabitants of Romblon are divided into three ethnolinguistic groups: Romblomanon and Asi; these groups have their own language and customs. Romblomanon is spoken in the town of Romblon, in all of three towns of Sibuyan Island, the town of San Agustin in Tablas Island. Onhan is spoken in the municipalities in the southern part of Tablas Island as well as in the island municipality of San Jose; the northwestern part of Tablas Island (in Odiongan and Calatrava, as well as the islands municipalities of Corcuera and Concepcion, speak the Asi language. The province relies on agriculture rice and copra farming as well as fishing, for its livelihood, it has a lucrative marble industry due to an abundance of Italian-quality marble, its moniker as the "Marble Capital of the Philippines." In recent years, the province has become an ecotourism destination, with several white sand beaches, diving spots and rainforests that tourists visit annually.

According to legend, the name "Romblon" was derived from the Romblomanon word Nagalumyom, which pertains to a chicken in the act of sitting on its eggs on a nest. This evolved to Lomlom, on to Donblon, the name reported by Spanish chronicler Miguel de Loarca in his book Relacion de las Islas Filipinas in 1582, before evolving to Romblon. Meanwhile, local historians Roland Madeja and Evelyn Reyes relate the origin of the name "Romblon" to the shape of Romblon Island. Madeja claims that the name was derived from the Spanish word ronblon, another term for tornillo, meaning "screw." According to him, the Spanish claimed to have observed the screw-like shape of Romblon Island. Meanwhile, Reyes claims Romblon originated from "doubloon", which refers to the Spanish coin used by Moro pirates in paying dowries for their brides-to-be; the Spanish might have named the island after the shape of the coin. Romblon's aboriginal inhabitants were the Negritos from Panay and Mangyans from Mindoro, who settled in the islands during the precolonial period.

Ancient wooden coffins discovered in the Guyangan Cave System of Banton Island in 1936 signify a rich ancient civilization and culture in the province before the arrival of the Spaniards in 1569. These artifacts are on display at the National Museum in Manila. Remnants of Negrito and Mangyan aborigines now live in the mountains of Tablas and Sibuyan after they were displaced by the influx of Hiligaynon, Aklanon and Tagalog migrants as early as 1870. According to historians Emma Helen Blair and James Alexander Robertson, the Spanish arrived in Romblon in 1569 led by conquistador Martin de Goiti, dispatched by Miguel López de Legazpi to explore the western and northern portion of the Visayas region including Romblon and Mindoro; the islands were organized into three encomiendas and were administered from Arevalo. De Loarca conducted the first census of the islands. In 1635, Recollect missionaries arrived in Romblon to establish Catholic settlements, they helped the Spanish authorities establish order in the islands.

In 1868, they established seven missionary centers at Romblon, Cajidiocan, Looc and Magallanes. They built massive forts and watchtowers in the province, such as Fort San Jose in Banton and Fort San Andres in Romblon, following a Dutch attack in 1646 which destroyed the capital town and to repulse recurring Moro raids. Romblon was separated from the jurisdiction of Arevalo and annexed to Capiz, when the province was created in 1716. More than a century in 1850, the inhabitants of the province began using Spanish family names after governor-general Narciso Clavería decreed on 21 November 1849 the use of surnames from the Catálogo alfabético de apellidos. Asi-speaking natives were assigned the letter F, Romblomanon speakers were assigned the letter M, speakers of the Sibuyanon style of Romblomanon were assigned the letter R, while Onhan-speaking natives were assigned the letter G. In 1853, the islands were organized into a politico-military commandancia administered from Capiz and continued to be so until the end of the Spanish rule in 1898.

As a sub-province, Romblon was under an army officer with the rank of captain. The town of Romblon was its capital and the other municipalities were Azagra, Banton, Corcuera, Magallanes, Odiongan and Santa Fe