James Bernoulli (1654-1705)

The Swiss Bernoulli brothers, James and John, were the first to achieve a full understanding of Leibniz’s presentation of the calculus. Their subsequent publications did much to make the subject widely known to the rest of the continent. James Bernoulli, the elder of the two, entered the University of Basel in 1671, receiving a master’s degree in theology two years later and a licentiate (a degree just below the doctorate) in theology in 1676. Meanwhile, he was teaching himself mathematics, much against the wishes of his merchant father. Bernoulli spent two years in France familiarizing himself with Descartes’ Géométrie and the work of his followers.

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"Lonely Road" is the first of Nevil Shute's novels to be made into a film. It was produced at Ealing Studios by Basil Dean, Associated Talking Pictures, directed by James Flood, and starred Clive Brook and Victoria Hopper, well known actor and actress of that period. In his autobiography, "Slide Rule", Nevil mentioned that he enjoyed watching the film being made. Several of the scenes were shot on a beach near where he lived. The film followed the book reasonably well right up to the end, where Nevil's tragedy was turned into a suggestion of "happily ever after".

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Zelda la Grange Abbreviated Biography

Zelda la Grange was born in apartheid South Africa. After her secondary education, she completed a 3-year National Diploma. She started her career in 1992 at the Department of State Expenditure and in 1994 applied for a job in the Office of the first democratic Presidency. In 1999, President Mandela hand-picked her from his personal staff to remain in his services beyond retirement. Together with Professor Jakes Gerwel, Zelda was the only other founding staff member of the post-Presidential Office of Mr Nelson Mandela from where the Nelson Mandela Foundation was established.

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Who is Jerry Yang? Everything You Need to Know

Career While studying for his doctorate, he met David Filo, with whom he shared an office at the Stanford University. At that time, the Internet had just been introduced, and both the young men soon became hooked to the new technology and often spent hours surfing on the net. Gradually they realized that it was difficult to navigate on the web because it was a mishmash of uncategorized data. To overcome this problem, they designed software that organized the web pages by subject, and launched their own website, called "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web.

Category: Biography Mike Woodson

College - Indiana Mike Woodson wasted no time in putting his stamp on the Knickerbockers. Named interim head coach on Mar. 14, 2012, his Knicks squad responded with an 18-6 record for the remainder of the season, nailing down its second straight NBA Playoff berth. A Knicks team that had been averaging 96. 5 points allowed brought that figure down a full five points during Woody�s tenure to 91. 5 points allowed during his 24-game stretch. The Knicks� performance over those final hectic weeks earned Woodson a multi-year extension as head coach on May 25, 2012.

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Don Johnson - IMDb

Best known for his starring role as Det. Sonny Crockett on the hugely successful TV series Miami Vice (1984), Don Johnson is one of the stars who really defined the 1980s. As James "Sonny" Crockett he went toe-to-toe with drug dealers, pimps, prostitutes, assassins, illegal arms-dealers and crooked cops on a weekly basis from 1984 to 1989, appearing in a grand total of 110 episodes. The show, which was executive-produced by four time Oscar-nominated director, producer and writer Michael Mann, paired Johnson with the equally cool Philip Michael Thomas as Det.

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Trent Parke – Bio

Trent Parke, the first Australian to become a Full Member of the renowned Magnum Photo Agency, is considered one of the most innovative and challenging photographers of his generation. Moving beyond traditional documentary photography, Parke’s work sits between fiction and reality, offering an emotional and psychological portrait of family life and Australia that is poetic and often darkly humorous. In 2015, solo exhibition The Black Rose, premiered at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Featuring photographs, light boxes, video, written texts and books, the exhibition lead viewers through a vast, visual narrative that explored the meaning and transience of life from both personal and universal perspectives.

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Eva Olsson - Veteran Stories

Veteran Stories:Eva Olsson Enlarge ImageListen to this story "They told us they're taking us to Germany to work in a brick factory. The sign said Auschwitz. " I was born in eastern Hungary in 1924 and my name was Ester Malek. In 1944, March the 19th, Germany occupied Hungary, the part where I was living in. I came from a high orthodox environment and originally there were six children, then five. My oldest sister died and she left three little children. Those children were very close to my heart. May the 15th, 1944, a man came in the square with a drum.

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Julian Opie | Artists

Julian Opie’s work is instantly recognisable in public commissions around the world. One of the most significant artists of his generation, his distinctive formal language is the result of digital alteration, presenting images as black outlines and simplified areas of colour; it speaks of Minimal and Pop art, of billboard signs, classical portraiture and sculpture and Japanese woodblock prints. “Things in my experience don’t look photographic”, he observed in 2001. “When I recall the things I did in a day, for example, it’s not as a series of photographs, high resolution pictures.

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Who is Leander Paes? Everything You Need to Know

The oldest man to have won a Glad Slam title, Leander Paes is an Indian professional tennis player considered to be among the best contemporary doubles players of the game. Over his career he has won eight doubles and six mixed doubles Grand Slam titles. Starting from 1992, he has competed in six consecutive Olympic Games thus making him the only Indian so far to have achieved this honour. Born into a family of sportspersons, it is no surprise that young Leander took to sports from an early age. He was just five when he started playing tennis and was coached at the Britannia Amritraj Tennis Academy which played a major role in developing him into the sportsman he ultimately became.

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