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William Lipscomb

William Nunn Lipscomb Jr. was a Nobel Prize-winning American inorganic and organic chemist working in nuclear magnetic resonance, theoretical chemistry, boron chemistry, biochemistry. Lipscomb was born in Ohio, his family moved to Lexington, Kentucky in 1920, he lived there until he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at the University of Kentucky in 1941. He went on to earn his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1946. From 1946 to 1959 he taught at the University of Minnesota. From 1959 to 1990 he was a professor of chemistry at Harvard University, where he was a professor emeritus since 1990. Lipscomb was married to the former Mary Adele Sargent from 1944 to 1983, they had three children. He married Jean Evans in 1983, they had one adopted daughter. Lipscomb resided in Massachusetts until his death in 2011 from pneumonia. "My early home environment... stressed self reliance. Independence was encouraged in the early years when my mother taught music and when my father's medical practice occupied most of his time."

In grade school Lipscomb collected animals, pets and minerals. Interest in astronomy led him to visitor nights at the Observatory of the University of Kentucky, where Prof. H. H. Downing gave him a copy of Baker's Astronomy. Lipscomb credits gaining many intuitive physics concepts from this book and from his conversations with Downing, who became Lipscomb's lifelong friend; the young Lipscomb participated in other projects, such as Morse-coded messages over wires and crystal radio sets, with five nearby friends who became physicists, an engineer. At age of 12, Lipscomb was given a small Gilbert chemistry set, He expanded it by ordering apparatus and chemicals from suppliers and by using his father's privilege as a physician to purchase chemicals at the local drugstore at a discount. Lipscomb made his own fireworks and entertained visitors with color changes and explosions, his mother questioned his home chemistry hobby only once, when he attempted to isolate a large amount of urea from urine.

Lipscomb credits perusing the large medical texts in his physician father's library and the influence of Linus Pauling years to his undertaking biochemical studies in his years. Had Lipscomb become a physician like his father, he would have been the fourth physician in a row along the Lipscomb male line; the source for this subsection, except as noted, is Lipscomb's autobiographical sketch. Lipscomb's high-school chemistry teacher, Frederick Jones, gave Lipscomb his college books on organic and general chemistry, asked only that Lipscomb take the examinations. During the class lectures, Lipscomb in the back of the classroom did research that he thought was original: the preparation of hydrogen from sodium formate and sodium hydroxide, he took care to search for probable side reactions. Lipscomb had a high-school physics course and took first prize in the state contest on that subject, he became interested in special relativity. In college at the University of Kentucky Lipscomb had a music scholarship.

He pursued independent study there, reading Dushman' s Elements of Quantum Mechanics, the University of Pittsburgh Physics Staff's An Outline of Atomic Physics, Pauling's The Nature of the Chemical Bond and the Structure of Molecules and Crystals. Prof. Robert H. Baker suggested that Lipscomb research the direct preparation of derivatives of alcohols from dilute aqueous solution without first separating the alcohol and water, which led to Lipscomb's first publication. For graduate school Lipscomb chose Caltech, which offered him a teaching assistantship in Physics at $20/month, he turned down more money from Northwestern University, which offered a research assistantship at $150/month. Columbia University rejected Lipscomb's application in a letter written by Nobel prizewinner Prof. Harold Urey. At Caltech Lipscomb intended to study theoretical quantum mechanics with Prof. W. V. Houston in the Physics Department, but after one semester switched to the Chemistry Department under the influence of Prof. Linus Pauling.

World War II work divided Lipscomb's time in graduate school beyond his other thesis work, as he analyzed smoke particle size, but worked with nitroglycerin–nitrocellulose propellants, which involved handling vials of pure nitroglycerin on many occasions. Brief audio clips by Lipscomb about his war work may be found from the External Links section at the bottom of this page, past the References; the source for this subsection, except as noted, is Lipscomb's autobiographical sketch. The Colonel is. "His first doctoral student, Murray Vernon King, pinned the label on him, it was adopted by other students, who wanted to use an appellation that showed informal respect.... Lipscomb's Kentucky origins as the rationale for the designation." Some years in 1973 Lipscomb was made a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Lipscomb, along with several other Nobel laureates, was a regular presenter at the annual Ig Nobel Awards Ceremony, last doing so on September 30, 2010. Lipscomb has worked in three main areas, nuclear magnetic resonance and the chemical shift, boron chemistry and the nature of the chemical bond, large biochemical molecules.

These areas share some scientific techniques. In at least the first two of these areas Lipscomb gave himself a big challenge to fail, plotted a course of intermediate goals. In this area Lipscomb propose

Morgan's Grove

Morgan's Grove is a rural historic district near Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The area is noted for its abundant springs. Several historic houses and farms are in the district, including: Old Stone House and springhouse, c. 1734, belonged to the original settler and family partiarch, Richard Morgan. Rosebrake, or Poplar Grove, built in 1745, with dependencies including a barn and outbuildings Falling Spring, c. 1831-1837, with dependencies. The nearby woods were a Civil War encampment. Belonged to Jacob Morgan and his son William. Springdale c. 1760, home of Richard Morgan's son William, dependencies. "Morgan Fort" was located on this property. Fountain Rock in Morgan's Grove Park with the foundations of the Fountain Rock house, burned in 1864 by Federal troops. Richard Morgan bought lands in 1730. In 1734 he received one of the first grants of 500 acres from Lord Fairfax, selling some land to Thomas Shepherd, who founded Shepherdstown. During the French and Indian Wars, Morgan was active in raising troops from the area.

During the American Revolutionary War, local men began drilling in Shepherdstown, two companies of riflemen were organized in July 1775 at the request of the Continental Congress. By this time, William Morgan was a colonel in the Continental Army, under Morgan's command, the troops began the Bee-Line March on July 17, 1775, marching from Morgan's Grove to Boston in 24 days, covering 600 miles; the troops joined George Washington's forces on August 11, 1775, were the first units from the South to join the fight. During the Civil War a number of Confederate and Federal units camped in the area, including General John B. Gordon and General George Armstrong Custer in the Valley Campaigns of 1864. About this time, Fountain Rock, owned by Confederate Colonel Alexander Boteler, was burned by Federal troops under General David Hunter. By the late 19th century the area was used as a fairground, with its own siding off the Shenandoah Valley Railroad; the Fountain Rock property was purchased by the Morgan's Grove Agricultural Association in 1889.

In 1900 William Jennings Bryan candidate for President, gave a speech to a crowd estimated at 15,000. Fairs were held until 1931, when the land was sold and the structures were torn down. A portion of the site is now a county park. Historic American Buildings Survey No. WV-34, "The Grove, Shepherdstown vicinity, Jefferson County, WV", 1 photo, supplemental material HABS No. WV-33, "Jacob Morgan House, Shepherdstown vicinity, Jefferson County, WV", 2 photos, supplemental material HABS No. WV-30, "Springdale, Shepherdstown vicinity, Jefferson County, WV", 1 photo

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai is a series of fighting video games based on the anime series Dragon Ball Z. The Budokai series plays like a typical 2-D fighting game; as well as including the regular punch and kick buttons, there is the ability to shoot ki blasts, which can be used in specific special moves. The special moves are taken directly from the anime, including Goku's Kamehameha, Vegeta's Galick Gun and Frieza's Death Beam. Although these mechanics have stuck with the series, other ideas such as the "Hyper Mode", the ability to move at incredible speeds, fly and "Beam Struggles" between two characters' beam attacks, were replaced in favour of other techniques. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai, released as Dragon Ball Z in Japan, is a fighting game released for the PlayStation 2 on November 2, 2002, in Europe and on December 3, 2002, in North America, for the Nintendo GameCube on October 28, 2003, in North America and on November 14, 2003, in Europe, it was the first Budokai game of the series but the first Dragon Ball Z game to be released in all Europe and aside from specific releases in France and Portugal like it was with the earlier games.

The game was released in Japan by Bandai on the PlayStation 2 on February 13, 2003, on the Nintendo GameCube on November 28, 2003. It was developed by Dimps and published by Infogrames and by Atari as a Greatest Hits title for the PlayStation 2 in North America; the game includes a total of 23 playable characters, the story follows the first three chapters of the Dragon Ball Z timeline starting with Goku and Piccolo's fight with Raditz in the Saiyan Saga, up to Gohan's final battle with Cell in the Android Saga. Features included in the game were a story mode, a versus mode, a tournament stage, a practice mode, an items shop which allowed the player to purchase various customization abilities using money, gained through the various challenges in the story mode and tournament victories to customize and make the most powerful warriors. Story Mode was divided into special chapters having the player fight predominantly as Goku and Gohan through the Saiyan and Android Sagas before unlocking bonus chapters from different perspectives like Piccolo and Vegeta.

The story mode included a few "what if" episodes to play with the villains of each saga, retelling iconic events in the Dragon Ball history with a few twists. A cel-shading effect was added to the graphics in the GameCube version; the North American versions feature English voice acting from the North American Funimation dub, while the European versions feature the original Japanese voice acting and several European languages text translations. By July 2006, the PlayStation 2 version of Budokai had sold 1.7 million copies and earned $69 million in the United States. Next Generation ranked it as the 17th highest-selling game launched for the PlayStation 2, Xbox or GameCube between January 2000 and July 2006 in that country. Combined sales of Budokai games released in the 2000s reached 3.9 million units in the United States by July 2006. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, released as Dragon Ball Z 2 in Japan, is a fighting game based upon the popular anime series, Dragon Ball Z. Budokai 2 is a sequel to Dragon Ball Z: Budokai and was developed by Dimps and published by Atari for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube.

It was released for the PlayStation 2 in North America on December 4, 2003, on the Nintendo GameCube on December 15, 2004. The game was published in Japan by Bandai, released for the PlayStation 2 on February 5, 2004; the game's features include a tournament stage, versus mode, an item shop. Unlike its predecessor, Budokai 2's story mode is known as Dragon World, which introduces a unique retelling of all four chapters of Z and plays like a board game as the player assembles a team of Z-fighters alongside Goku to challenge the various enemies from the story; the game has a total of 31 playable characters including fusions of different fighters, Majin Buu's various absorbed forms, many of which were unique to Budokai 2 including an original fusion between Tien and Yamcha and Super Buu absorbing Vegeta, Frieza and Tien and Yamcha which did not appear in future games. The Japanese version of the game added several new costumes, as well as a new stage in the game's story mode; some of the added costumes were added to the North American release of the GameCube version.

Once again, the North American versions feature English voice acting from the North American Funimation dub. The European PlayStation 2 version features it, while the European GameCube version switched back to the original Japanese voice acting because of negative feedback from most European Dragon Ball fans which were used to the Japanese dub since the 16-bit era. In Japan, 2,000 lucky V-Jump readers got Dragon Ball Z 2 V, a revamped version of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 with Cooler, Majin Frieza, Majin Cell included. All of the characters were unlocked, but the capsules were preset; the World Martial Arts Tournament now displays the "V-Jump" logo. The logo for the game was changed. In addition to a "V" likely to emulate the "V" in V-Jump, Cooler poses near the "D" in Dragon Ball Z. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, released as Dragon Ball Z 3 in Japan, is a video game based on the popular anime series Dragon Ball Z and was developed by Dimps and published by Atari for the PlayStation 2, it was released on November 16, 2004, in North America in both a standard and Limited Edition release, the latter of which included a DVD featuring a behind the scenes looks at the game's development.

In Europe, it was released on November 19, 2004. The game's story mode yet ag

Sweet Leaf

"Sweet Leaf" is a song by Black Sabbath from their third studio album Master of Reality, released in 1971. It is considered as one of the band's signature songs, it was included on their initial greatest hits compilation We Sold Our Soul for Roll. The song begins with a tape loop of guitarist Tony Iommi coughing from a joint he was smoking with bandmate Ozzy Osbourne; the song refers to marijuana. The title of the song was taken from a packet of Irish cigarettes which said "It's the sweet leaf". Sweet Leaf, alongside the rest of Master of Reality arguably represents the origin of the stoner rock genre. In 2015 a compilation album titled Sweet Leaf, comprising covers of Black Sabbath songs by stoner rock bands was released by Deadline Music."Sweet Leaf" was ranked the 10th best Black Sabbath song by Rock - Das Gesamtwerk der größten Rock-Acts im Check. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

North Shade Township, Michigan

North Shade Township is a civil township of Gratiot County in the U. S. state of Michigan. The population was 706 at the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles, of which 35.6 square miles is land and 0.03% is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 706 people, 237 households, 196 families residing in the township; the population density was 19.8 per square mile. There were 260 housing units at an average density of 7.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the township was 98.30% White, 0.28% from other races, 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population. There were 237 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.3% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 16.9% were non-families. 13.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.28. In the township the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males. The median income for a household in the township was $43,000, the median income for a family was $50,313. Males had a median income of $32,206 versus $29,375 for females; the per capita income for the township was $19,583. About 3.1% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over

Djamel Mesbah

Djamel Eddine Mesbah is an Algerian professional footballer who plays as a left back for Étoile Carouge. An Algerian international, Mesbah was a member of the Algeria national team at two World Cups, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, as well as 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa; as of 27 March 2019, he has 1 goal for the Desert Foxes. Born in Zighoud Youcef, Mesbah began his playing career in the junior ranks of French club US Annecy-le-Vieux before being spotted by scouts from Swiss side Servette FC in 2001, he progressed through the ranks at Servette and made his senior debut in the 2003–04 Swiss Super League season, playing in 11 games and scoring 3 goals. In the summer of 2004, he joined FC Basel. Used as a substitute, he would go on to make just 11 appearances and score 1 goal. In January 2006, he was loaned out to FC Lorient. However, he was never featured for them. In the summer of 2006, he signed with FC Aarau, a Swiss club playing in the countries second division.

He was a starter the entire time. He was signed by FC Luzern on 1 July 2008, but made only 6 appearances the whole year, all of which were coming off the substitute bench. On 1 September 2008, he was signed by the first Italian club in his career. In July 2009 he was signed by U. S. Lecce. At Lecce he played as a left sided midfielder, but as a central midfielder or a left sided wing-back, his ability to play many positions well, attracted the interest of a few Italian clubs. On 18 January 2012, US Lecce announced that Mesbah would be leaving the club to join A. C. Milan; the following day, Milan confirmed the transfer, announcing that Mesbah had signed a four and a half-year contract with the club for an €1.2 million transfer feeOn 26 January 2012, Mesbah made his debut for Milan, starting in the 2011–12 Coppa Italia quarter-final tie against Lazio. Mesbah played the entire match with Milan going on to win 3–1. On 20 March 2012, Mesbah scored his first goal for Milan, in a 2–2 draw with Juventus in the Semi-Finals of the 2011–12 Coppa Italia.

His goal tied the game 1–1, but proved ineffective as Milan drew in extra time to exit the cup on aggregate 4–3. He made a total of twelve appearances in all competitions for Milan, including two in the UEFA Champions League, one against Arsenal and the other against Barcelona; the away leg at Arsenal was his first appearance in the competition. In the 2012–13 season, Mesbah was used more sparingly, due to form and injury, he made just two appearances in the first half of the season; this prompted Milan to sell the player to Parma F. C. in January 2013, in a cashless swap with Cristian Zaccardo. Mesbah was again used sparingly at Parma and he made seven appearances until the end of the 12/13 season; the next season Mesbah made just four further appearances and so went out on loan to A. S. Livorno Calcio in January 2014. At Livorno, Mesbah was a constant starter, he played as their left sided wingback in a 3-5-2 formation but was unable to help Livorno in their push to avoid relegation. Mesbah signed for U.

C. Sampdoria late on 1 September 2014, penning a three-year deal with the Genovese club, it was his fourth different club since January 2012. Mesbah joined Étoile Carouge FC in January 2019. In May 2010, Mesbah was called up for the first time to the Algeria national football team by Rabah Saâdane for a two-week training camp in Crans-Montana, Switzerland in preparation for the 2010 World Cup. Mesbah made his debut for the team two weeks on 28 May 2010, as a starter in a friendly against the Republic of Ireland, he was included in the final 23-man squad for the World Cup. As of 1 July 2018 As of 27 March 2019 results list Algeria's goal tally first. "Score" column indicates the score after the player's goal. Basel Swiss Super League: 2004–05 Djamel Mesbah at Soccerway Djamel Mesbah at