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Wayne Wang

Wayne Wang is a Hong Kong-American director and screenwriter. Considered a pioneer of Asian-American cinema, he was one of the first Chinese-American filmmakers to gain a major foothold in Hollywood, his films independently produced, deal with issues of contemporary Asian-American culture and domestic life. His best known works include Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart, Eat a Bowl of Tea, the Amy Tan literary adaptation The Joy Luck Club, Chinese Box, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers. Other films include the Harvey Keitel and William Hurt-starring comedy Smoke, the family film Because of Winn-Dixie, the romantic comedies Maid in Manhattan and Last Holiday, the controversial erotic-drama The Center of the World, he is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a Bodil Award, a Silver Bear, two Golden Shells, with BAFTA Award, Sundance Grand Jury, Golden Lion, César Award nominations. Wang was born and raised in Hong Kong, named after his father's favorite movie star, John Wayne; when he was 17, his parents arranged for him to move to the United States to study, to prepare for medical school.

Wang, soon put this plan aside when his'eyes were opened' by new experience, as he turned to the arts, studying film and television at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. Chan Is Missing, Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart, Eat a Bowl of Tea established his reputation, he is best known for The Joy Luck Club, Maid in Manhattan, the independent features Smoke and Anywhere but Here. At the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, Wang premiered two feature films, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and The Princess of Nebraska, as well as appearing in the Arthur Dong documentary film Hollywood Chinese, he won the Golden Shell at the San Sebastian Film Festival in September 2007 for A Thousand Years of Good Prayers. In 2016, he won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Diego Asian Film Festival, he is married to former Miss Hong Kong, actress Cora Miao, lives in San Francisco and New York City. Wayne Wang on IMDb Works by or about Wayne Wang in libraries Interview with Wayne Wang October 2011 at


High-frequency impulse-measurement

HFIM, acronym for high-frequency-impulse-measurement, is a type of measurement technique in acoustics, where structure-borne sound signals are detected and processed with certain emphasis on short-lived signals as they are indicative for crack formation in a solid body steel. The basic idea is to use mathematical signal processing methods such as Fourier analysis in combination with suitable computer hardware to allow for real-time measurements of acoustic signal amplitudes as well as their distribution in frequency space; the main benefit of this technique is the enhanced signal-to-noise ratio when it comes to the separation of acoustic emission from a certain source and other, unwanted contamination by any kinds of noise. The technique is therefore applied in industrial production processes, e.g. cold forming or machining, where a 100 percent quality control is required or in condition monitoring for e.g. quantifying tool wear. High-frequency-impulse measurement is an algorithm for obtaining frequency information of any structure- or air-borne sound source on the basis of discrete signal transformations.

This is done using to quantify the distribution of the energy content of a sound signal in frequency space. On the software side, the tool used for this is the fast Fourier transform implementation of this mathematical transformation; this allows, in combination with specific hardware, to directly obtain frequency information so that this is accessible in-line, e.g. during a production process. Contrary to classical, off-line frequency analysis methods, the signal is not unfolded before transformation but is directly fed into the FFT computation. Single events, such as cracks, are hence depicted as short-lived signals covering the entire frequency range. Therefore, such single events are separable from other noises if they are much more energetic; because of its in-line capabilities, HFIM is applied in industrial production processes when it comes to high quality standards e.g. for auto parts that are relevant for crash behavior of a car: Cold forming: In cold forming applications, HFIM is used to detect cracks during the forming process.

Since such cracks are vastly due to stress in the manufactured part, the spontaneous formation of a crack is accompanied by a sharp, impulse-like signal in the HFIM process landscape which can be separated from other noise. Therefore, HFIM is the standard technology for crack detection in the automotive sector all over the world. Machining: In many machining applications, HFIM is used to either monitor the status of tool wear and hence enable pedicitive maintenance or to prevent chatter. Plastic injection molding: Here, HFIM is used to monitor the status of the molds which are very complex. In particular, breaking off of small pins or other parts of the mold can be detected in-line. Welding: In contrast to most classical monitoring systems for the welding process which measure currents or voltages on the welding device, HFIM measures the energy acting directly on the welded workpiece; that allows for detection of various weld imperfactions such as burn-through. There are several applications of HFIM devices in materials science laboratories where the exact timing of crack formation is relevant, for instance when determining the plasticity of a new kind of steel.

S. Barteldes, F. Walther, W. Holweger: Wälzlagerdiagnose und Detektion von White Etching Cracks mit Barkhausen-Rauschen und Hochfrequenz-Impuls-Messung. In: AKIDA. 10. Aachener Kolloquium für Instandhaltung, Diagnose und Anlagenüberwachung.. Zillekens, Stolberg 2014, ISBN 978-3-941277-21-2, S. 435 ff. D. Hülsbusch, F. Walther: Damage detection and fatigue strength estimation of carbon fibre reinforced polymers using combined electrical and high-frequency impulse measurements. In: 6th International Symposium on NDT in Aerospace, 12-14th November 2014, Spain. A. Ujma, B. Walder: Werkzeugwartung zur rechten Zeit. In: Kunststoffe. Ausgabe 2/2013, Carl Hanser Verlag. F. Özkan, D. Hülsbusch, F. Walther: High-frequency impulse measurements for damage detection and fatigue strength estimation of carbon fiber reinforced polymers. In: Materials Science and Engineering. Darmstadt, Sept. 2014, S. 23–25. Website of QASS, a German company and manufacturer of HFIM measurement devices. Talk by Dr. Peter-Christian Zinn concerning different applications of HFIM in the context of Smart Factories

1999 FIFA Confederations Cup

The 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup was the fourth FIFA Confederations Cup, the second organised by FIFA. The tournament was hosted by Mexico between 24 July and 4 August 1999, it was won by Mexico. Mexico became the first host nation to win the FIFA Confederations Cup; the competition was to be held in three stadiums, in three cities in the country. However, since the stadiums in Monterrey were sponsored by a competing beer company other than the official advertiser, the city was left out of the tournament altogether; the tournament was scheduled from 8 to 20 January 1999, but was rescheduled by FIFA on 17 November 1998 to accommodate the scheduling of the participating European teams. The tournament was organized in two groups of four teams, in which two teams from both groups advanced to the semi-finals. 1France, the 1998 FIFA World Cup winner, declined to take part.2Bolivia was awarded a spot in the competition because Brazil had won the 1997 Copa América and qualified through the World Cup berth.

3United States was awarded a spot in the competition because the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners Mexico qualified as hosts. The matches were played in: Source: FIFA Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Marzouk Al-Otaibi and Ronaldinho are the top scorers in the tournament with six goals each. Ronaldinho won the Golden Shoe award by having more assists than Al-Otaibi. In total, 55 goals were scored with none of them credited as own goal. 6 goals 4 goals Alex3 goals 2 goals 1 goal Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws. FIFA Confederations Cup Mexico 1999, FIFA Technical Report and

Battle of Bau

The Battle of Bau, or the Battle of Gunong Tepoi, was an engagement that occurred on 21 November 1965 in the border area of Sarawak in Borneo between British and Indonesian forces. It was part of the wider Indonesian–Malaysian confrontation, that consisted of a series of small-scale engagements involving Indonesia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand, which took place over the course of 1962–1966; the engagement involved an attack by a 16-man advance squad of British Army Gurkhas on a company-sized Indonesian position. The Gurkhas were supported by the 104 men in the rest of the company which resulted in the last Indonesians withdrawing after having been destroyed; the Gurkha company, having suffered light casualties but coming under increasing pressure from another Indonesian company nearby, retired from the position. As a result of the action, one Gurkha—Lance Corporal Rambahadur Limbu—received the Victoria Cross. After relieving the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, in August 1965, the 2nd Battalion, 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Peter Myers, had been tasked with reducing a series of Indonesian camps along the Sungei Koemba river, about 5 miles south of Bau.

On 21 November 1965,'C' Company, under Captain Christopher'Kit' Maunsell, had been sent out to locate and destroy ‘J’ Parachute Infantry Battalion, attempting to establish a base near Serikin in the Bau district of Sarawak, Borneo. Leaving the majority of the company in a harbour, the company commander and a small patrol set out early in the morning, moving through the dense jungle to search for signs of Indonesian infiltration in the area. Hearing movement in the dense jungle, the patrol carried out a close reconnaissance which revealed a platoon-sized Indonesian force entrenched on top of a sheer-sided hill, while another group—estimated to be about company strength—was located about 500 yards away to the west on a lower spur. Moving back to the patrol base, Maunsell began giving orders for the company to carry out a deliberate attack on the Indonesian position; because of the way in which the Indonesians had located their positions, it was necessary for the platoon-sized element on top of the hill to be dealt with first by an advanced party using the element of surprise if possible, so as not to alert the support position before the main assault could be undertaken.

A support position was established about 800 yards from the Indonesians, from where the attached forward observer would be able to call in artillery support if required. In addition one platoon was positioned in a location from where they could provide support by fire on to the company-sized position in order to distract them during the initial assault. By noon the battle preparation had been completed and Maunsell led his two assault platoons in single file up the ridge towards the summit. An advance party, consisting of 16 men under the command of Lance Corporal Rambahadur Limbu, led the way, crawling silently up the steep ridge and clearing the way for the rest of the company, it took over an hour to cover the 50 yards before the forward machine gun pit was located. The plan was to kill the sentry manning the machine gun silently, when the party was 10 yards from the pit, the sentry spotted them and opened fire, wounding one of the Gurkhas. Seeing the danger that they were in, Limbu rushed the machine gun and destroyed it with a grenade.

Alerted, the rest of the Indonesian platoon began to fire on the forward pit, thus making it an untenable position from which to provide support for the company attack. In order to report this fact to his platoon commander, Limbu exposed himself to enemy fire before returning to his section to continue on with the assault. At the same time, Maunsell had decided to launch the main assault; the lead assault platoon, 8 Platoon, under Lieutenant Ranjit Rai, a Queen's Gurkha Officer, suppressed one of the enemy machine guns before clearing a hut, located inside the Indonesian position. The Indonesian resistance to the assault was increasing, so Maunsell gave the order for Rai's platoon to carry out an assault on one of the secondary pits. During this assault, one Gurkha was killed and another wounded. However, it proved successful, Indonesian resistance began to falter. On the left flank, the second assault platoon, 9 Platoon, began receiving fire from another Indonesian machine gun pit and its advance was halted.

Under the cover of fire laid down by a two-man Bren light machine gun crew, Rambahadur Limbu charged the machine gun pit and again silenced it with a grenade. The three men pressed on, jumping over the destroyed gun. However, one of the Indonesians was still alive and fired a burst as the men passed, hitting the Bren crew, before being killed himself by a grenade. Limbu turned back and over the course of twenty minutes—during which he was constantly under fire—he proceeded to rescue them both, he carried the first man to shelter in the hut, cleared, before going back out to bring back the second. Both soldiers died of their wounds shortly afterward. Limbu returned to retrieve their Bren and provided covering fire to the final stages of the assault. Limbu killed four more Indonesians as they attempted to escape across the border. After a fire fight that lasted over an hour, the Indonesians were cleared from the top of the hill; however the fire from the company-sized position on the lower spur began to increase and the Gurkhas found themselves under pressure to withdraw.

Realising the danger if they remained in the location, Maunsell gave the order to retire and the company began to withdraw from the position. Under the cover of accurate howitzer and mortar fire directed by the Forward Observation Officer, Lieutenant

Patrick Walsh (Wisconsin politician)

Patrick Walsh was an American farmer who spent two years as a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Senate, one year as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, from Milwaukee County. Walsh was born in Ireland, he was elected to the Senate for 1858 and 1859 from the Sixth District, succeeding fellow Ireland-born Democrat Edward O'Neil. In 1859 his listing in the Wisconsin Blue Book describes him as a farmer. In 1860, he was succeeded by another Democrat born in Ireland, he was elected to the Assembly's 9th Milwaukee County district for 1868, succeeding fellow Democrat Valentin Knoll. He still lists himself as a farmer, he was assigned to the committees on state affairs, on education. He was succeeded for 1869 by Henry Roethe a Democrat, his wife Mary Ann died at the age of 21 in 1859. Walsh did not remarry and is buried with Mary Ann at the Saint Marys Cemetery in Hales Corners

Alfred Einhorn

Alfred Einhorn born Alfred Finkle was a Jewish German chemist most notable for first synthesizing procaine in 1905 which he patented under the name Novocain. Until that time the primary anesthetic in use was cocaine, however its undesirable side effects led scientists to seek out newer anesthetic drugs. Novocain was found to be comparatively safe and effective, although its anesthetic effects were weaker than cocaine and some patients proved allergic. However, none of the other anesthetics developed during this period proved more effective and Novocain became the standard local anesthesia. Although its use has been replaced by lidocaine, it is still in use today, most in dentistry. Einhorn, aka Finkle, was born in Hamburg, due to the death of his parents his education took place in Leipzig with his relatives, he studied chemistry at the University of Leipzig and at the University of Tübingen where he received his Ph. D. for his work on ketones in 1878. He joined the group of Adolf von Baeyer at the University of Munich in 1882, left two times for his habilitation to the University of Darmstadt and to the University of Aachen, but came back to Munich permanently in 1891.

He was professor at the University of Munich until his death in 1917. H. Wichelhaus. "Sitzung: Sitzung vom 23. April 1917". Berichte der deutschen chemischen Gesellschaft. 50: 668–672. Doi:10.1002/cber.191705001108