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William F. Nolan

William Francis Nolan is an American author, who has written hundreds of stories in the science fiction, fantasy and crime fiction genres. Nolan became involved in science-fiction fandom in the 1950s, published several fanzines, including The Ray Bradbury Review. During this time, Nolan befriended several science-fiction and fantasy writers, including Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont and Ray Russell. Nolan became a professional author in 1956. Nolan is best known for coauthoring the novel Logan's Run, with George Clayton Johnson, but has written hundreds of pieces, from poetry to nonfiction, to prose, for many publications, such as Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Dark Discoveries, Nameless Digest, others. Nolan has written several mystery novels, including the "Challis" series, he had a long career in the movie industry working for Dan Curtis, co-wrote the screenplay for the 1976 horror film Burnt Offerings which starred Karen Black and Bette Davis. Nolan has been a prolific editor of collections, anthologies, most co-editing two anthologies with friend and writer Jason V Brock: The Bleeding Edge, with stories from fellow writers Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, George Clayton Johnson, John Shirley, Dan O'Bannon, several others, The Devil's Coattails, which featured offerings from Ramsey Campbell, S. T. Joshi, Richard Selzer, Earl Hamner, Jr. and more, both from Cycatrix Press.

Nolan teamed up with Bluewater Productions for a comic book series, Logan's Run: Last Day, released in 2010. In addition, he developed comics based on one other property of his for Bluewater: Tales from William F. Nolan's Dark Universe. Another comic book mini-series Sam Space has been approved. Among his many accolades, Nolan has twice won the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America, he was voted a Living Legend in Dark Fantasy by the International Horror Guild in 2002, in 2006 was bestowed the honorary title of Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. In 2010, he received the Lifetime Achievement Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association. In 2013 he was a recipient, along with Brian W. Aldiss, of the World Fantasy Convention Award in Brighton, England by the World Fantasy Convention. In May 2014, Nolan was presented with another Bram Stoker Award, for Superior Achievement in Nonfiction. In 2015, Nolan was named a World Horror Society Grand Master.

Nolan was born in Missouri to Irish Catholic parents. He attended the Kansas City Art Institute, he worked for Hallmark Cards, Inc. writing verse and illustrating greeting cards before moving to California with his parents. After a few years working in offices, he met Charles Beaumont, who would remain a close friend until Beaumont's untimely death at age thirty-eight. Beaumont was instrumental in Nolan becoming an author. Nolan was a close friend to Norman Corwin and Ray Bradbury, among others, was a member of the influential Southern California School of Writers in the 1950s-1960s, many of whom wrote for Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Twilight Zone, Star Trek, other popular series of the day. Nolan loves animals, he still writes new material and is active in various literary projects and promotional opportunities. Though estranged for more than ten years, he has been married since 1970, he resides in Vancouver, WA. With regard to his work, he stated: "I get excited about something, I want to write about it."

The Intruder as villain "Bart Carey" Charles Beaumont: The Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man as himself The AckerMonster Chronicles! as himself Novels and novellas Logan's Run – Novel Logan's World – Second Novel in the original "Logan Trilogy" Logan's Search – Third Novel in the "Logan Trilogy" Logan's Return – Novella, released as an e-book Logan's Journey – Novel Logan Falls – Novel Collections Logan: A Trilogy – Collection of the first three books Definitive Editions Logan's Run: The Definitive Edition The Black Mask Murders – Novel The Marble Orchard – Novel Sharks Never Sleep – Novel Space for Hire – Novel Look Out for Space – Novel 3 For Space – Collection Far Out – Collection Seven for Space – Collection Death Is For Losers – Novel The White Cad Cross-Up – Novel Helle on Wheels – Novella The Brothers Challis – Collection Pirate's Moon – Novella Broxa - Novella The Winchester Horror – Novella Demon! – Novella Kincaid: A Paranormal Casebook – Collection Max Brand's Best Western Stories – Brand Collection Max Brand's Best Western Stories II – Brand Collection Max Brand: Western Giant – Anthology/Bibliography Max Brand's Best Western Stories III – Brand Collectio

Mike Regan (lacrosse)

Mike Regan is a retired lacrosse player. He played for the Albany Attack, San Jose Stealth, the Philadelphia Wings in the National Lacrosse League, the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse. Regan attended high school at Christian Brothers Academy and played college lacrosse at Butler University. Regan played in international tournaments on the 2002 and 2004 American Heritage Cup teams. On January 10, 2004, Regan scored his fourth goal of the night with no time remaining to give the Stealth a 13-12 win over the Colorado Mammoth in their first-ever home game in San Jose

Captive Nations

"Captive Nations" is a term sometimes used in the United States to describe nations under undemocratic regimes. During the Cold War, when the phraseology appeared and was more used, it referred to nations under Communist domination Soviet rule; as a part of the United States' Cold War strategy, an anti-Communist advocacy group, the National Captive Nations Committee, was established in 1959 according to Pub. L. 86–90 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower; the American economist and diplomat of Ukrainian heritage Lev Dobriansky played a key role in it. The law established Captive Nations Week, traditionally proclaimed for the third week in July since then; the move aimed at raising public awareness of the problems of nations under the control of Communist and other non-democratic governments. The original Public Law 86-90 referred to the following Captive Nations: Russian emigres living in US, criticized P. L. 86-90, because speaking of "Russian communism" and "imperialistic policies of Communist Russia" this law by implication equated the terms "Russian", "Communist" and "Imperialist".

The Congress of Russian Americans argued that P. L. 86-90 was anti-Russian rather than anti-Communist since the list of "captive nations" did not include Russians, thus implying that the blame for the Communist crimes lies on the Russians as a nation, rather than just on Soviet system. According to the Russian writer Andrei Tsygankov, the suggested reason for this is that the law was designed by Lev Dobriansky viewed by the Russian Americans as a Ukrainian nationalist. Members of the Congress have campaigned for nullification of the Captive Nations law. A group of prominent American historians issued a statement claiming that PL 86-90 was based on misinformation and committed the United States to aiding ephemeral "nations" such as Cossackia and Idel-Ural. Gregory P. Tschebotarioff, Stephen Timoshenko, Nicholas V. Riasanovsky, Gleb Struve, Nicholas Timasheff were among opponents of the PL 86-90. American leaders continue the tradition of celebrating Captive Nations Week and each year issue a new version of the Proclamation.

Contemporary Proclamations do not refer to particular states. The latest US President to specify a list of countries with oppressive regimes was George W. Bush, whose 2008 Proclamation mentioned Belarus and North Korea. George W. Bush characterized the leaders of the two countries as'despots'; when declaring the July 2009 Captive Nations Week, President Barack Obama stated that while the Cold War was over, concerns raised by President Eisenhower remained valid. Soviet Empire

Caballo prieto azabache (film)

Caballo prieto azabache is a 1968 Mexican historical drama film starring Antonio Aguilar, Flor Silvestre, Jaime Fernández. The film stayed in theaters for a surprising nine weeks. Antonio Aguilar as Jesús Aguilar Flor Silvestre as Genoveva Larios Jaime Fernández as Rodolfo Fierro Jorge Russek as El Coyote Jessica Munguía as Martina Arango Guillermo Rivas as Daniel Tito Novaro as Colonel Jiménez José Luis Moreno as Hipólito Arango José Eduardo Pérez as Juan Pascual García Peña as Old Townsman Victorio Blanco as General Velasco Víctor Velázquez as Emeterio Leyva José Luis Fernández as Jacinto Alejandro Reyna as Plácido López Raúl Padilla as Pancho Villa Francisco Salinas Cortes as Background Actor Caballo prieto azabache on IMDb

Hu Shuli

Hu Shuli is the founder and publisher of Caixin Media. She is the professor of the School of Communication and Design at Sun Yat-sen University and the adjunct professor of the School of Journalism and Communication at Renmin University of China; the first issue of Century Weekly under the aegis of Caixin Media was published on January 4, 2010. Ms Hu serves as a member on the Reuters Editorial Advisory Board and a member of the International Media Council of the World Economic Forum, she is a global board member of United Way Worldwide, a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group. Hu Shuli was born in Beijing, from a lineage of notable journalists: her grandfather, Hu Zhongchi, was a famous translator and editor at Shen Bao and his older brother Hu Yuzhi, "an early proponent of language reform, the use of Esperanto, realism in literature," was involved in editing and publishing, her mother, Hu Lingsheng, was a senior editor at Workers' Daily. Her father, Cao Qifeng, had a midlevel post in a trade union.

Hu Shuli attended Beijing's prestigious 101 Middle School. The Cultural Revolution brought criticism to her family, she traveled around the country, trying to educate herself as best she could. After two years she joined the People's Liberation Army, when college classes resumed in 1978, she won entrance to the Renmin University of China. From which she graduated in journalism in 1982, she studied development economics as a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University in 1994 and earned an EMBA through Fordham University and the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University in 2002. Before Caijing, she was working as assistant editor and international editor at the Worker's Daily, China's second largest newspaper, she joined China Business Times in 1992 as international editor and became chief reporter in 1995, resigning in 1998 to start Caijing. In addition, Hu served as financial news chief for Phoenix TV in 2001, she is author of several books, including New Financial Time, Reform Bears No Romance and The Scenes Behind American Newspapers.

She has had the distinction of being ranked among BusinessWeek's "The Stars of Asia: 50 Leaders at the forefront of change." In 2006, Hu was called one of the most powerful commentators in China by the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal cited her among the "Ten Women to Watch" in Asia. She was Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford in 1994, she was awarded the 2003 International Editor of the Year by the World Press Review, the 2007 Louis Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University. She was awarded the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism by Missouri School of Journalism in 2012, she was named among "Women in the mix 2013" the year's top 50 for achievement and influence in business by Forbes. The US magazine Foreign Policy named her as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world in May 2008, alongside such names as Noam Chomsky, Umberto Eco, Salman Rushdie, she was the founder of Caijing magazine in 1998.

In November 2009, Hu Shuli resigned from Caijing along with 90 percent of Caijing's journalists a few weeks after the resignation of Daphne Wu Chuanhui and nearly 70 employees from the business department, created the breakthrough new media group, Caixin Media and acted as editor-in-chief, Observing the situation, Diane Vacca at Women's Voices for Change quoted Chinese blogger Hecaitou: "She’s got blood on her blade, her clothing smells of gunpowder.” Hu was named one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune in 2017. She was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Princeton University in 2016, she was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2014 and Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism in 2012. She was listed among Top 100 Influential People of 2011 by Time magazine, she was twice named one of Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine in 2009 and 2010. The Caixin editorial team under her leadership won the 2011 Shorenstein Journalism Award from Stanford University.

In 2011, she won Taiwan’s Hsing Yun Journalism Award. In 2007, she received the Louis Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University. In 2006, Ms Hu was called China’s most powerful commentator by the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal cited her as one of Asia’s Ten Women to Watch. Ms Hu was named International Editor of the Year by the World Press Review in 2003 and one of BusinessWeek magazine’s Fifty Stars of Asia in 2001. Hu Shuli Video produced by Makers: Women Who Make America Highlights from Hu Shuli's Speech at HKU,IMC 2010 Hu Shuli at European Communication ConferenceSummit 2012 2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awards Reading of citation for Ms. Hu Shuli, Awardee] Davos 2016 - China's Business Context

Palanpur Junction railway station

Palanpur Junction railway station is a major railway station located in Palanpur, India. The railway station is under the administrative control of Western Railway of Indian Railways. Palanpur Junction railway station has a total of six tracks. Palanpur Junction railway station, on the Jaipur-Ahmedabad line, comes under the administrative control of Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways, it has direct rail links on the broad gauge to the cities of Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Mumbai, Jodhpur, Dehradun, Muzaffarpur and Jammu. It is connected to most of the cities and towns in Gujarat such as Ahmedabad, Vadodra, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Gandhidham. Indian Railways’ proposal to double the broad gauge line between Palanpur and Samakhiali has received government backing; the doubling will benefit the districts of Kutch and Banaskantha in the state of Gujarat. Gandhidham Junction railway station Bhuj railway station