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Werner von Siemens

Ernst Werner Siemens was a German electrical engineer and industrialist. Siemens's name has been adopted as the SI unit of the siemens, he was the founder of the electrical and telecommunications company Siemens. Ernst Werner Siemens was born in Lenthe, today part of Gehrden, near Hannover, in the Kingdom of Hanover in the German Confederation, the fourth child of a tenant farmer of the Siemens family, an old family of Goslar, documented since 1384, he was a brother of Carl Heinrich von Siemens and Carl Wilhelm Siemens, sons of Christian Ferdinand Siemens and wife Eleonore Deichmann. After finishing school, Siemens intended to study at the Bauakademie Berlin. However, since his family was indebted and thus could not afford to pay the tuition fees, he chose to join the Prussian Military Academy's School of Artillery and Engineering, between the years 1835-1838, where he received his officers training. Siemens was thought of as a good soldier, receiving various medals, inventing electrically-charged sea mines, which were used to combat a Danish blockade of Kiel.

Upon returning home from war, he chose to work on perfecting technologies, established and became known worldwide for his advances in various technologies. In 1843 he sold the rights to his first invention to Elkington of Birmingham. Siemens invented a telegraph that used a needle to point to the right letter, instead of using Morse code. Based on this invention, he founded the company Telegraphen-Bauanstalt von Siemens & Halske on 1 October 1847, with the company opening a workshop on 12 October; the company was internationalised soon after its founding. One brother of Werner represented him in England and another in St. Petersburg, each earning recognition. Following his industrial career, he was ennobled in 1888, he died in 1892 in Berlin. The company, reorganized as Siemens & Halske AG, Siemens-Schuckertwerke and – since 1966 – Siemens AG was led by his brother Carl, his sons Arnold and Carl Friedrich, his grandsons Hermann and Ernst and his great-grandson Peter von Siemens. Siemens AG is one of the largest electrotechnological firms in the world.

The von Siemens family still owns 6% of the company shares and holds a seat on the supervisory board, being the largest shareholder. Apart from the pointer telegraph Siemens made several contributions to the development of electrical engineering and is therefore known as the founding father of the discipline in Germany, he built the world's first electric elevator in 1880. His company produced the tubes with, he claimed invention of the dynamo. On 14 December 1877 he received German patent No. 2355 for an electromechanical "dynamic" or moving-coil transducer, adapted by A. L. Thuras and E. C. Wente for the Bell System in the late 1920s for use as a loudspeaker. Wente's adaptation was issued US patent 1,707,545 in 1929. Siemens is the father of the trolleybus which he tried and tested with his "Elektromote" on 29 April 1882, he was married twice: first in 1852 to Mathilde Drumann, the daughter of the historian Wilhelm Drumann. His children from first marriage were Arnold von Siemens and Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, his children from second marriage were Hertha von Siemens, married in 1899 to Carl Dietrich Harries, Carl Friedrich von Siemens.

Siemens was an advocate of social democracy, he hoped that industrial development would not be used in favour of capitalism, stating: A number of great factories in the hands of rich capitalists, in which "slaves of work" drag out their miserable existence, is not, the goal of the development of the age of natural science, but a return to individual labour, or where the nature of things demands it, the carrying on of common workshops by unions of workmen, who will receive a sound basis only through the general extension of knowledge and civilization, through the possibility of obtaining cheaper capital. He rejected the claim that science leads to materialism, stating instead: Equally unfounded is the complaint that the study of science and the technical application of the forces of nature gives to mankind a material direction, makes them proud of their knowledge and power, alienates ideal endeavours; the deeper we penetrate into the harmonious action of natural forces regulated by eternal unalterable laws, yet so thickly veiled from our complete comprehension, the more we feel on the contrary moved to humble modesty, the smaller appears to us the extent of our knowledge, the more active is our endeavour to draw more from the inexhaustible fountain of knowledge, understanding, the higher rises our admiration of the endless wisdom which ordains and penetrates the whole creation.

U. S. Patent 322,859 — Electric railway U. S. Patent 340,462 — Electric railway U. S. Patent 415,577 — Electric meter U. S. Patent 428,290 — Electric meter U. S. Patent 520,274 — Electric railway U. S. Patent 601,068 — Method of and apparatus for extracting gold from its ores Friedrich von Hefner-Alteneck—one of Siemens's aides Werner von Siemens Ring Award German inventors and discoverers Shaping the Future; the Siemens Entrepreneurs 1847–2018. Ed. Siemens Historical Institute, Hamburg 2018, ISBN 9-783867-746243. Werner


WCTZ-LD is a low-powered television station licensed to Bowling Green, United States, serves the Nashville, viewing area. The station, which broadcasts its digital signal on virtual and UHF channel 35, is owned by HC2 Holdings; the station is affiliated with Buzzr network. The station’s construction permit was issued on December 8, 2009, under the calls of W35CT-D, when it was under the original ownership of Madison Avenue Ventures; the current WCTZ-LD calls were assigned on May 29, 2013. The station was sold to DTV America on August 20, 2013. WCTZ was one of several dozen DTV America stations that were purchased by HC2 Holdings in October 2017, it was not until May 1, 2019, when WCTZ signed on. The station simulcast sister station WKUW-LD's seven digital subchannels until September 20, 2019, when WKUW became a sister translator station to WJFB, broadcasting its five subchannels. On Friday, February 21, 2020, WCTZ replaced Soul of the South Television with Three Angels Broadcasting Network on Channel 35.3, while they replaced Jewelry Television with Infomercials on Channel 35.7.

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Yang Zhiliang (military officer)

Yang Zhiliang is a vice admiral of the People's Liberation Army Navy. He has been Political Commissar of the South Sea Fleet since December 2019, served as Political Commissar of Equipment Department of the People's Liberation Army Navy, he attained the rank of rear admiral in January 2017, was promoted to the rank of vice admiral in December 2019. Yang was born into a family of farming background in the town of Xieqiying, in Wuzhi County, Henan in November 1962, he has a younger brother. He enlisted in the People's Liberation Army in 1981. In 1983 he was accepted to Dalian Naval Academy. After graduating in March 1988, he took part in the Johnson South Reef Skirmish and won First Class Merit. In 2003 he was transferred to Tibet Autonomous Region, he was Political Commissar of the People's Liberation Army Navy Qingdao Support Base between 2010 and 2011. He was Deputy Political Commissar of the North Sea Fleet Air Force, he was Deputy Director of Political Department of the South Sea Fleet in 2015, held that office until January 2018.

He became Political Commissar of the People's Liberation Army Naval Research Institute in January 2018, but having held the position for only six months, he was appointed Political Commissar of Equipment Department of the People's Liberation Army Navy. In December 2019 he was promoted to become Political Commissar of the South Sea Fleet, replacing Liu Mingli, his wife Qiu Jirong is a doctor at a hospital in Liaoning. Their son was born in 1988

Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain

Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain was an industrialist and philanthropist of India. He was former chairman of Bennett, Coleman, his family, Sahu Jains, owns the Times of India newspaper group. He was born in the Sahu Jain Family at Najibabad in Uttar Pradesh on 22 May 1911, his grandfather was Sahu Salekh Chand Jain, involved in religious and charitable activities. His parents were mother Murti devi. Sahu Shanti Prasad received his primary education in Najibabad and his college education was first in Meerut and at Banaras Hindu University, he did his B. Sc. from Agra University. He founded Bharatiya Jnanpith on 18 February 1944 at the suggestion of many scholars who had gathered at Varanasi for All India Oriental Conference, he was the Trustee-Founder and his wife Rama Dalmia Jain was Trustee-president. Since 1965 Bharatiya Jnanpith has been awarding Annual Literary Award Jnanpith Award for the best creative Indian Literary work of a specified period. Though he belonged to a family of landlords and financiers, it was his father-in-law Ramkrishna Dalmia's who heralded his entry into big industrial business by handing over charge of the famous Rohtas Industries Ltd at Dalmianagar in Bihar.

Under his stewardship, developed into a massive industrial town with factories producing sugar, paper, vanaspati etc. employing top professionals of the country. In 1947, Ramkrishna Dalmia engineered the acquisition of Bennett, Coleman by transferring moneys from a bank and an insurance company of which he was the Chairman. In 1955, this came to the attention of the socialist parliamentarian Feroze Gandhi, part of the ruling Congress party headed by his estranged father-in-law Jawaharlal Nehru. In December 1955, he raised the matter in parliament, documenting extensively the various fund transfers and intermediaries through which the acquisition had been financed; the case was investigated by the Vivian Bose Commission of Inquiry. In the court case that followed, where Dalmia was represented by the leading British attorney Sir Dingle Mackintosh Foot, he was sentenced to two years in Tihar Jail. Upon his release, Ramkrishna approached his son-in-law Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain to whom he had entrusted running of Bennett, Coleman & Co.

Ltd for taking back the command. But Sahu rebuffed Ramkrishna's efforts to resume command of the company, he was a major founder of these organizations. Prakrit Research Institute, Vaishali Syadvad Mahavidyalaya, Benaras Shanti Prasad Jain College, Bihar Non-violence Expansion Committee, Calcutta Varni Sanskrit Vidyalaya, Sagar Sahu Archaeological Museum, Uttar Pradesh All India Digambar Jain Holy Places Committee, Mumbai Digambar Jain Committee Sahu Jain College, Najibabad Moorti Devi Saraswati Inter College, Najibabad Moorti Devi Kanya Vidyalaya, Najibabad Indian Art Jain Research Institute, Moodabidri Shraman Jain songs Pracharak Sangh During Nehru's regime, the trade with other countries and the foreign currencies were regulated. Jain was caught, subsequently arrested, at Palam airport for bringing in foreign currency; the event was blacked out by the Times of India though other newspapers carried the story. In a repeat of sorts, Jain's son Ashok was indicted and arrested in 1998,a year before his death, in connection with an alleged violation of the FERA.

Again, the Times was accused of distorting facts pertaining to the case giving Ashok's indictment by the Enforcement Directorate the tint of a larger conspiracy against the Jain community in general. Adding to the controversy were sacked editor H. K. Dua's claims that his dismissal was retaliation for his refusal to comply with Ashok Jain's request to help him out by using his editorial position to build up public support besides lobbying with politicians, he was called Shravak Shiromanit by the Jain community. He died on 27 October 1977, two years after the death of his wife, his work was continued by his brother Sahu Shreyans Prasad Jain and his son Sahu Ashok Kumar Jain. Today the Times Group that runs Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. has turned out to be a huge media empire with interest in newspaper, radio, TV and internet and run by his grandsons Sahu Samir Jain and Sahu Vineet Jain. Nattal Sahu White Collar Crime Shravak Shiromani Sahoo Shri Shantiprasadji

Christian Leopold von Buch

Christian Leopold von Buch was a German geologist and paleontologist born in Stolpe an der Oder and is remembered as one of the most important contributors to geology in the first half of the nineteenth century. His scientific interest was devoted to a broad spectrum of geological topics: volcanism, fossils and mountain formation, his most remembered accomplishment is the scientific definition of the Jurassic system. He was known as Leopold von Buch. Buch studied with Alexander von Humboldt under Abraham Gottlob Werner at the mining school in Freiberg, Saxony, he afterwards completed his education at the universities of Göttingen. He began writing on geological topics early in life, his Versuch einer mineralogischen Beschreibung von Landeck was translated into French, into English as Attempt at a Mineralogical Description of Landeck. In 1802 he published Entwurf einer geognostischen Beschreibung von Schlesien, which became the first volume of his Geognostische Beobachtungen auf Reisen durch Deutschland und Italien.

He was at this time a zealous upholder of the Neptunian theory of Werner, with some modifications. In 1797, he met Humboldt at Salzburg, with him explored the geological formations of Styria, the adjoining Alps. In the spring of 1798, Buch extended his excursions into Italy, where his faith in the Neptunian theory was shaken. In his early works, he had advocated the aqueous origin of basaltic and other formations, but now he saw cause to abandon Werner's theory, to recognize the volcanic origin of the basalts, he saw Vesuvius for the first time in 1799. In 1805, he had the opportunity, along with Humboldt and Gay Lussac, of witnessing its actual eruption, it was a remarkable eruption, supplied Buch with data for refuting many erroneous ideas entertained regarding volcanoes. In 1802 he examined the extinct volcanoes of Auvergne in the south of France; the aspect of the Puy de Dôme, with its cone of trachyte and its strata of basaltic lava, induced him to abandon as untenable the doctrines of Werner on the formation of these rocks.

The results of all these geological travels were given to the world in the two volumes of his Geognostische Beobachtungen. In 1806, Buch spent two years in examining its physical constitution; this furnished the materials for his work entitled Reise durch Norwegen und Lappland. He made many important observations on climatology and on geology, he showed that many of the erratic blocks on the North German plains must have come from Scandinavia. He established the fact that the whole of Sweden is but continuously rising above the level of the sea from Frederikshald to Åbo. In 1815 Buch visited the Canary Islands in company with a Norwegian botanist; these volcanic isles furnished the starting point from which Buch commenced a regular course of study on the production and activity of volcanoes. This is attested by his standard work on the subject entitled Physical Description of the Canary Isles, his observations convinced him that these and other islands of the Atlantic owed their existence to volcanic action of the most intense kind, whereas the groups of islands in the South Sea were the remains of a pre-existing continent.

During his time in the Canary Islands, he visited the Las Cañadas Caldera on Tenerife and the Caldera de Taburiente on La Palma. When he published his memoirs and observations about his excursion, he introduced the Spanish word "Caldera" into the geological and scientific vocabulary. After his return from the Canaries he visited the basaltic group of the Hebrides and the coasts of Scotland and Ireland. Buch's geological excursions in countries which he had visited before, continued without interruption until a advanced age: eight months before his death he visited the mountains of Auvergne, on returning home he read a paper on the Jurassic formation before the Academy of Berlin. Humboldt, who had known him intimately for a period of more than sixty years, called him the greatest geologist of that period. Buch was unmarried and lived aloof from the world devoted to scientific pursuits, his excursions were always taken on foot, with a staff in his hand, the large pockets of his overcoat filled with papers and geological instruments.

He died in Berlin. In the third edition of his On the Origin of Species published in 1861, Charles Darwin added a Historical Sketch giving due credit to naturalists who had preceded him in publishing the opinion that species undergo modification, that the existing forms of life have descended by true generation from pre-existing forms. According to Darwin: The celebrated geologist and naturalist, Von Buch, in his excellent'Description physique des Isles Canaries' expresses his belief that varieties become changed into permanent species, which are no longer capable of intercrossing. Evolutionary biologist Ernst Mayr has written that Buch was the first naturalist to suggest geographic speciation, in 1825. In 1825, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Buch was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1849. Recipient of the Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts. Elected as the first foreign member of the Geological Society of London.

The German Geological Society named its Leopold-von-Buch-Plakette after him. Besides the works mentioned, he was the author of many important tra

Broken Hope

Broken Hope is an American death metal band from Chicago, Illinois. Broken Hope was founded in 1988, they were known as an accomplished mid-paced style death metal band with low-pitched growling vocals. As a band, they were active for twelve years, recording five albums between 1991 and 1999; the early lineup of Broken Hope was Joe Ptacek, Jeremy Wagner, Brian Griffin, Ryan Stanek. They scored a deal with the then-fledgling Grindcore/RedLight Label and recorded their debut album, Swamped in Gore. AllMusic reviewer John Book compared Swamped in Gore to Death's 1987 debut album Scream Bloody Gore. Following the release of Swamped in Gore, Metal Blade Records signed the band, who released their second album, The Bowels of Repugnance, in 1993; the band's third album, 1995's Repulsive Conception, reached CMJ New Music Monthly's Metal Top 25 chart, as did the follow-up, 1997's Loathing, an album which explored topics such as political domination and safe sex. The band moved to newly formed indie Martyr Records for their fifth album, Grotesque Blessings, released in 1999.

Rumors of the band's demise circulated at this time, this marks the last album Joe Ptacek was on and by April 2002, Broken Hope disbanded. In a 2007 interview, Wagner explained that several factors, including band dysfunction and a lack of support in Europe from Metal Blade, contributed to the split. Wagner added that the band members had met "face to face" for the first time in five years and discussed a possible reunion. On January 20, 2010, vocalist Joe Ptacek committed suicide, he was 37 years old. The band reunited in 2012 with returning members Shaun Glass and Jeremy Wagner, new members Mike Miczek and Damian Leski, playing a North American tour with Obituary, Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot, Encrust. Omen of Disease was released September 2013 via Century Media Records. Former band drummer, Ryan Stanek, died in Wisconsin on March 1, 2015, aged 42. Broken Hope's newest album titled "Mutilated and Assimilated" was released on June 23, 2017. Jeremy Wagner – rhythm guitar, lead guitar Damian Leski – vocals Mike Miczek – drums Matt Szlachta – lead guitar Diego Soriabass Joe Ptacek – vocals Ryan Stanek – drums Ed Hughes – bass Dave Duff – rhythm guitar Brian Griffin – lead guitar Shaun Glass – bass Duane Timlin – drums Brian Hobbie – bass Sean Baxter – drums Ryan Schimmenti – bass Mike Zwicke – bass Larry DeMumbrum – drums Chuck Wepfer – lead guitar Swamped in Gore The Bowels of Repugnance Repulsive Conception Loathing Grotesque Blessings Omen of Disease Mutilated and Assimilated Hobo Stew Live Disease Broken Hope Demo 2 Demo'93