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V. Balakrishnan (author)

V. Balakrishnan was a prolific Malayalam writer and translator of texts between Malayalam and English, he participated in the Indian independence movement. In 1960, his short story, entitled Neelakoduveli, was awarded first place in a competition conducted by the Kerala Dhwani newspaper; the children's book, Ithu Nammute Naatanu, came first in the competition held by Sahitya Pravarthaka Sahakarana Sangam. In 1962, his story about a rogue elephant, Ottayan', won first prize in the contest held by Southern Language Book Trust, it was translated to all South Indian languages. After his marriage to Dr. R. Leela Devi, they started their literary career together; as he required more time for his writing endeavours, he resigned his job as a high school teacher. They compiled the first Malayalam Encyclopedia in 1967. Thereafter he continued his activities together with his wife until her death in 1998. Together they translated most of the Sanskrit Vedic works, he has 11,394 printed pages in 67 books in the genre of children's literature alone.

Amir Hamsa, a book for children, has 1148 pages with 500 illustrations. Together, he and his wife authored sixteen books related to Islam, including an Encyclopedia on the religion, as well as publications related to Hinduism and Christianity. In total, they have eleven publications in the English language. 7 Encyclopedias including a Hindu Encyclopedia 21 Novels 24 Dictionaries Various travelogues, short stories, studies, study guides etc. numbering around 290 From Representation to Participation Sarojini Naidu Blue Jasmine Saffron Mannatthu Padmanabhan and the Revival of Nairs in Kerala An Epoch in Kerala History History of Malayalam Literature Kerala History Influence of English on Malayalam Literature Indian National Congress - Hundred Years Mathrubhumi Daily

Thomas F. Hartnett

Thomas Forbes "Tommy" Hartnett is a former U. S. Representative from South Carolina. Hartnett was born in Charleston, he graduated from Bishop England High School in Charleston in 1960. He attended the College of Charleston from 1960 to 1961, he was in the United States Air Force Reserve from 1963 to 1969. In 1964, Hartnett was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives from a Charleston-area district, he served four terms in that body. A Democrat, he became a Republican in 1972, attended that year's state Republican convention, he served two terms. In 1980, Hartnett won the Republican nomination for the Charleston-based 1st District after five-term incumbent Mendel Jackson Davis retired due to back problems, he narrowly defeated his Democratic opponent, Associate Deputy Commerce Secretary Charles D. Ravenel, becoming the first Republican to win an undisputed election in the district since Reconstruction. Hartnett owed his win to Ronald Reagan winning Charleston County with 55 percent of the vote.

The district had been trending Republican for some time at the national level. However, conservative Democrats continued to hold most of the district's seats in the state legislature, as well as most local offices—and would continue to do so well into the 1990s. Hartnett was convincingly reelected in 1982, took 61 percent of the vote in 1984, he gave up his seat in 1986 to run for Lieutenant Governor, narrowly losing to Democratic State Senator Nick Theodore. He became a successful real estate agent, founding Hartnett Realty in his home of Mount Pleasant. Hartnett came out of retirement in 1992 to run for the United States Senate against four-term incumbent and fellow Charleston resident Ernest Hollings, he gave Hollings his closest race losing by only three percentage points in what was otherwise a good year for Democrats nationally. Hartnett lives in Mount Pleasant and is chairman of the family-owned Hartnett Realty, a real estate firm located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; the firm was created in 1947 by Catherine Forbes Hartnett and is one of the oldest Charleston real estate firms.

He was a delegate to every Republican National Convention from 1980 to 2000. United States Congress. "Thomas F. Hartnett". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Appearances on C-SPAN

Renée Roca

Renée Roca is an American ice dancer and choreographer. She is a three-time U. S. national champion with different partners. Competing with partner Donald Adair, she is the 1986 U. S. national champion. She teamed up with Russian skater Gorsha Sur, with whom she is the 1993 and 1995 U. S. national champion. Early in her career, Roca competed with Andrew Ouellette, she teamed up with Donald Adair. Their most successful season was 1985–86, in which they won 1985 Skate Canada International, 1985 Skate America and the 1986 U. S. national title. She achieved her highest World placement, 6th at the 1986 World Championships; the following season, they won the U. S. silver medal. He decided to retire ten days before the 1987 World Championships, stunning Roca who had hoped to qualify for the 1988 Winter Olympics. After that partnership ended, Judy Blumberg and Brian Boitano helped pair Roca with Jim Yorke. Roca and Yorke placed 4th at the 1988 U. S. Championships, they withdrew from the 1989 event. Roca began working as a skating choreographer.

She choreographed the free program. In early 1990, Russian skater Gorsha Sur, who had defected to the U. S. the previous month, was advised to contact Roca by Jirina Ribbens. Ribbens noted, "Of all the U. S. ice dancers, Renee's style is the most European. She has a classically elegant and dramatic flair, more like a ballerina than a ballroom dancer." Roca and Sur worked together in Detroit for two weeks and were soon invited to audition for tour organizers and to compete at professional competitions. A year the International Skating Union changed its eligibility rules, allowing professional skaters to reinstate as amateurs to compete at the World Championships and Olympics; the pair choreographed for Elizabeth Punsalan and Jerod Swallow the free dance they used to win the 1991 U. S. Championships. Roca began competing with Sur in the 1992–93 season, they were coached by Sandy Hess in Colorado. Roca and Sur won the 1993 U. S. national title. Roca and Sur hoped to win the United States' single berth to the ice dancing event at the 1994 Winter Olympics.

To do so, the couple had to not only win the 1994 U. S. national title but receive accelerated citizenship for Sur due to the Olympics' citizenship requirements. A Republican Representative and Democratic Senator, both from Colorado, lent their support to speed up Sur's naturalization in Congress, it was argued that his case differed from other athletes because not speeding up the process would hurt an American citizen, Renee Roca. However, their efforts were stymied in late December 1993 when the United States Olympic Committee denied a request for a waiver to the requirement that athletes be citizens by the national championships. In addition, their main rivals for the Olympic spot and Swallow, were involved in a letter-writing campaign to Congress to prevent Sur from receiving expedited citizenship. During a warm-up at the 1994 U. S. Championships, Roca was skating backward and collided with the team of Galit Chait and Maksim Sevostyanov, fracturing a bone in her left arm. Two hours she returned from the hospital with her arm in a cast and decided to try to compete.

They placed second to Punsalan and Swallow in the rhumba, Roca was unable to secure a firm grip with her left hand. The couple was forced to withdraw from the rest of the competition. Roca and Sur returned to competition the following season and defeated Punsalan and Swallow at the 1995 U. S. Championships to reclaim their national crown. At the 1996 U. S. Championships, their fortunes reversed again and Roca and Sur placed second to Punsalan and Swallow. Roca and Sur retired from eligible competition at the end of the season and toured with Stars on Ice. Roca choreographed the short program that Nicole Bobek used when she placed first at the 1995 Worlds in that segment and the program Alissa Czisny used to become 2011 National Champion and 2010–2011 Grand Prix Final Champion. Roca was a choreographer on the television show Skating with Celebrities. With Sur GP: Champions Series Care to Ice Dance? - Roca & Sur

Major Sundarrajan

Sundarrajan, popularly known as Major Sundararajan, was an Indian actor who performed in predominantly Tamil language films. He acted in few Malayalam and Telugu movies too, his versatility and an urbane way with dialogue, juggling English and Tamil sentences and phrases - he was an English movie buff - made "Major" Sundararajan, big in Tamil cinema and one of southern India's most popular film stars. He came from a middle-class Brahmin family in Periyakulam, in Madurai district, having graduated in science, went to Madras, where his uncle was an amateur actor in the famous Triplicane Fine Arts theatre group, which specialised in Tamil plays. Sundararajan got minor parts in these productions and, working with another amateur theatre group, played leading roles in plays by Kailasam Balachandar. Starting as an amateur stage artist while working full-time in the Telecom department in the early 1950s, Sundararajan entered the cinematic field with Pattinathar, directed by K. Somu. After a powerful performance as a blind and retired army official in K. Balachander's Major Chandrakant, he came to be known as'Major Sundararajan'.

He acted in over 900 films and a few television serials, giving memorable performances in Gauravam, Ethir Neechal, Bama Vijayam, Apoorva Raagangal, Deiva Magan and Deiva Cheyal. He continued to act in stage plays, he has produced comedy films like Karpagam Vanthachu starring Arjun and Radhika under Shyamalalyaa Productions. He acted in many films with the famous Sivaji Ganesan, the two became inseparable. One of their most memorable movies was a reworking of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables; as well as acting with all of India's major stars over the last three decades, Sundararajan launched his own drama company, though film production brought him more problems than profits. He appeared in television serials. Modest and cheerful, he is survived by his son, his son Gowtham Sundararajan is active in the film industry as an choreographer. Sundarrajan died on 2003 Sundarrajan on IMDb

Richard Ernest Wycherley

Richard Ernest Wycherley, was a classical archaeologist, specializing in ancient Greece. He attended Queens' College at the University of Cambridge and was Emeritus Professor of Greek at the University of Wales, he was the author of the Companion Volume to the Loeb Edition of Description of Greece. He was co-author with Homer Thompson of The Athenian Agora XIV, The History and Uses of an Ancient City Center; the Stones of Athens, Princeton University Press, 1978. How the Greeks built cities, Macmillan, 1976; the Agora of Athens: The History and Uses of an Ancient City Center with Homer Thompson, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1972. Athenian Agora III, Literary and Epigraphical Testimonia, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1957

Tucson Convention Center

The Tucson Convention Center is a large multi-purpose convention center located in downtown Tucson, Arizona. Built in 1971, the location includes an 8,962-seat indoor arena, two performing arts venues, 205,000 square feet of meeting space; the complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015. Tucson Music Hall, with 2,289 seats, is used including opera. Leo Rich Theater, with 511 seats, is used for more intimate performances. Tucson Arena, with maximum capacity of 8,962. In the 200 seating series, total capacity is 4,988, 100 series total capacity is 2,724 and the floor capacity is 1,250. Standard hockey capacity is 6,791; the University of Arizona Wildcats club hockey team plays at Tucson Arena. Although associated with the college, the team receives no funding directly from the school; the hockey team is a Division 1 member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. Leo Golembiewski had been the head coach for the last 27 years, leading the team to 21 straight national tournaments with eight semi-final appearances and one national championship.

The current coach is Chad Berman, in his first year with the team. Beginning from the fall of 2016, the arena has been home to the Tucson Roadrunners in the American Hockey League. On August 23, 2018, the Indoor Football League announced the addition of the expansion Tucson Sugar Skulls to begin play in 2019; the Tucson Convention Center has been host to many other events including the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, Jehovah's Witnesses Regional Conventions, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, monster truck shows as well as many live WWE television broadcasts featuring Raw, SmackDown & ECW. In 1999, the arena hosted an Empty Arena match between The Rock and Mankind for the WWF Championship, which aired during halftime of Super Bowl XXXIII. Tucson Mavericks, Central Hockey League Tucson Icemen, Southwest Hockey League Tucson Rustlers, Pacific Hockey League Tucson Gunners, Western Basketball Association Tucson Gila Monsters, West Coast Hockey League Throughout 2014, the Tucson Convention Center was renovated at a cost of $22 million, via funding by the Rio Nuevo downtown redevelopment and revitalization district and the City of Tucson, including new bathrooms, seats, a revamped sound system, a new kitchen and a video scoreboard.

Mike Love's Beach Boys headlined a January 4, 2015 concert at the venue, debuting the remodeled arena. Management of the convention center is now handled by SMG. List of convention centers in the United States National Register of Historic Places listings in Pima County, Arizona Tucson Arena Tucson Music Hall Leo Rich Theater University of Arizona Wildcats Hockey Website