FOR THE GLORY by Duncan Hamilton | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I have long admired Eric Liddell, the Olympic runner and missionary to China. I love the movie Chariots of Fire, so when I heard about this book I knew I had to read it. It details not only Liddell’s Olympic experience as the man who wouldn’t run on Sunday, but also specifically covers his time in the civilian internment camp in China during WWII. Such an inspiring read!
To my amazement, taut and tearless as I was, I saw him hastily mop his eyes with his handkerchief, and in that moment, when it was too late to respond or to show that I understood, I realised how much more he cared for me than I had supposed or he had ever shown. I felt, too, so bitterly sorry for him because he had to fight against his tears while I had no wish to cry at all, and the intolerable longing to comfort him when there was no more time in which to do it made me furious with the frantic pain of impotent desire.
And then, all at once, the whistle sounded again and the train started. As the noisy group moved away from the door he sprang on to the footboard, clung to my hand and, drawing my face down to his, kissed my lips in a sudden vehemence of despair. And I kissed his, and just managed to whisper 'Good-bye!' The next moment he was walking rapidly down the platform, with his head bent and his face very pale. Although I had said that I would not, I stood by the door as the train left the station and watched him moving through the crowd. But he never turned again.
Movie: Testament of Youth
“Einstein: His Life and Universe” by Walter Isaacson
I completed this biography faster than I had anticipated because I couldn’t put it down, and when I had to take a break to accomplish tasks of life, I’d switch to the audiobook to pick up where I stopped reading. Before starting this biography (by Walter Isaacson) Albert Einstein, from my perspective was a historical figure in science— a theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, his formula is the world’s most famous equation— but beyond that, my knowledge of the human Einstein— his post-college struggle with locking in a career, his divorce during a time when divorce was much more taboo, his lifelong balance act between his work and being a father, being a son, being a husband, an ex, a global citizen— parts of his life that made this person—this genius, Einstein— a character, I knew very little about. Walter Isaacson explores decisions made by Einstein in all areas of life from managing his relationships to whether or not to warn FDR of potential atomic-level type threats, and as a reader, by the time I came to the end, I felt as though I knew Einstein, and I mourned him. I literally broke down in tears. Einstein’s consciousness, his self-awareness, his consideration of all humans (not just those from his tribe), is what made this genius unique, and everybody can benefit learning more about him.
Regrann from @gandujiyya_online - His Excellency Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR along with the second richest Man in the World Mr Bill Gates, the richest man in Africa Alhaji Aliko Dangote, and Governors of Sokoto, Borno, Bauchi, Kaduna and representatuve of the Governor of Yobe today attended a meeting to review the Routine Immunization RI MoU in Sokoto State.
The meeting which is aimed at assessing the progress made so far on routine immunization on the eradication of polio in these states, as well as the signing of the extension of MoU between the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, Dangote Foundation and the Governments of 5 other States namely Sokoto, Borno, Bauchi, Kaduna and Yobe.
Kano State is the ONLY State that took 100% ownership of the funding of Routine Immunization exercise at the end of the extension of the signed RI MoU between the State Government and Bill & Melinda Gates foundation and Dangote Foundation, and has also entered into a new MoU on Child Health with the two foundations last year.
Governor Ganduje and his administration was commended for his laudable efforts and successes recorded in Routine Immunization in the State, as well as other successes recorded in the health sector. And as such, the Governor was invited to the meeting because of his achievements in the sector.
The signing of the MoU was witnessed by the Honourable Minister of Health Prof Isaac F Adewale, the Sultan of Sokoto, Honourable Commissioners from the participating states, other development partners and key stakeholders of the sector.
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Loved being able to spend the morning with @athens_academy 4th Grade for their biography breakfast. They each read and researched the person they were assigned. They will present facts about their person and their classmates will get to guess who they are. Can you guess who Kate is?😁💖🙌🏻🇺🇸
Hedy Lamarr, inventor of spread spectrum technology, (23/30). Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr (born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler) became a pioneer in the field of wireless communications following her emigration to the United States. She along with co-inventor George Anthiel, developed a "Secret Communications System" to help combat the Nazis in World War II. By manipulating radio frequencies at irregular intervals between transmission and reception, the invention formed an unbreakable code to prevent classified messages from being intercepted by enemy personnel.
Lamarr and Anthiel received a patent in 1941, but the enormous significance of their invention was not realized until decades later. It was first implemented on naval ships during the Cuban Missile Crisis and subsequently emerged in numerous military applications. But most importantly, the "spread spectrum" technology that Lamarr helped to invent would galvanize the digital communications boom, forming the technical backbone that makes cellular phones, fax machines and other wireless operations possible.
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ᴺᵃᵐᵉ | Mi- Kyung, last name unavailable. [Will never give out her real name unless she really trusts you]
ᴺⁱᶜᵏⁿᵃᵐᵉ | Luna
ᴳᵉⁿᵈᵉʳ | Female
ᴬᵍᵉ | 20
ᴮⁱʳᵗʰᵈᵃᵗᵉ | January 19th
ᶻᵒᵈⁱᵃᶜ | Capricorn
ᴱᵗʰⁿⁱᶜⁱᵗʸ | Mixed Korean, and Russian.
ˢᵖᵉᶜⁱᵉˢ | Human
ᴼᶜᶜᵘᵖᵃᵗⁱᵒⁿ | A moderately known, and wanted thief, and assassin going by the name of ‘Luna,’ which is the name that was given to her by the organization she ‘works’ for, astonishingly not working alone. The title of this group is ‘붉은 태양’ , or ‘The Red Sun.’ Their intentions are unknown for now, but they are highly known for striking fear in many citizens hearts. Mostly aiming to grow in power by stealing or killing basically anyone; woman, men, children, etc. Obviously using Luna to do their dirty work, and getting rid of certain obstacles, human, or inhuman..
ˢᵉˣᵘᵃˡⁱᵗʸ | Pansexual
ˢᵗᵃᵗᵘˢ | 3 slots open
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⌇ ✦ ⌇ ᴀᴘᴘᴇᴀʀᴀɴᴄᴇ ✧
ᴴᵉⁱᵍʰᵗ | 5’5”
ᵂᵉⁱᵍʰᵗ | 104 lbs
ᴴᵃⁱʳ | Dense, luxurious locks of dark brown, strands of auburn often perceived glinting in the light. Her hair just brushes a tad bit below her shoulders, bangs parted toward the left part of her face, flawlessly framing her facial structure, and enhancing her already alluring attributes. Scarcely, you might find her wearing her hair in a ponytail, or a small bun.
ᴱʸᵉˢ | Bold, glimmering coco stained pools enfolded in her almond shaped eyes, glimmering with stray strands of light hazel cleanly blending with the natural dark color. Thick lashes adorn both eyes delicately, curling naturally upwards with no assistance from any beauty products.
ᶠᵃᶜⁱᵃˡ ᶠᵉᵃᵗᵘʳᵉˢ | Smooth, moonkissed skin molded and shaped in an ever so delicate way. Facial features roundly curved almost childishly, a moderate amount of baby fat refusing to depart clinging to her cheeks, yet it doesn't affect her mature demeanor. •
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• Biodata Margie Rasri •
Rasri Balenciaga (lahir 22 Agustus 1990 di Thailand) adalah aktris dan model Thailand / Spanyol. Dia pertama kali muncul di lakorn yang disebut Kularb Tud Petch dengan Kittikun Sumridpansuk. Dia dikenal karena bermain Thichakorn "Kati" dalam 4 dalam 1 seri yang disebut 4 Hua Jai Haeng Koon Kao dengan Pakorn Chatborirak. Pada 2012 dia dipasangkan dengan Mario Maurer di lakorn yang Ruk Kerd Talai Sode. Pada 2013 ia dipasangkan dengan Pirath "Mike" Nitipaisalkul yang merupakan anggota band laki-laki Thailand terkenal bernama Golf & Mike bersama dengan saudaranya Pichaya Nitipaisalkul, lebih dikenal sebagai "Golf" di lakorn yang disebut Raak Boon di mana dia bermain seorang gadis dengan indra keenam. Margie lulus sarjana administrasi bisnis dari Assumption University.
Nama Lengkap : Rasri Balenciaga (ราศรี บาเลนซิเอก้า)
Nama Panggilan : Margie (มาร์กี้)
Pekerjaan : Actress & Model
Tanggal Lahir : 22 Agustus 1990
Kewarganegaraan : Thai and Spanish
IG : @margie_rasri
Tinggi Badan : 165cm
Berat Badan : 46kg
Pendidikan : BA School of Management, Assumption University (ABAC) -Graduate 2011
Midnight University (2016)
Mahalai Tiang Kuen (Segera Tayang)
Kularb Tud petch (2006)
Chao Noo Taekwondo (2006)
Khun Yay Sai Diew (2007)
Hub Khao Gin Khon (2007)
Badaan Jai (2008)
Luk Maai Blien See (2009)
Wan Jai Gub Nai Jom Ying (2010)
4 Huajai Haeng Koon Kao (2010)
Ngao Pray (2011)
Roy Marn 2011 (2011)
Ruk Kerd Nai Talad Sode (2012) (2012)
Raak Boon (2012)
Mon Jun Tra 2013 (2013)
Nang Rai Sai Lab (2013)
Nai Suan Kwan (2014)
Raak Boon 2 (2014)
Phu Khong Yod Rak (2015) (2015)
Tai Ngao Jan (2015)
Bussaba Rae Fun (2016)
Buang Ruk Satan (Segera Tayang)
Margie sudah menikah dengan Pok Patsonkorn pada tanggal 24 Desember 2017 (masih pengantin baru 😁), sukses selalu dalam karirmu 😇☺️😊.
I have been totally gripped for the past few days by this book, sent by my friend Martin @martin_barraud to see what I made of it. It was written in 1970, not long after lone yachtsman Donald Crowhurst mysteriously disappeared from his boat mid-Atlantic just when it seemed he was heading back to a hero’s welcome in Britain as winner of the 1968 Sunday Times singlehanded round-the-world race. The book’s authors Nicholas Tomalin and Ron Hall forensically piece together the story, which is nothing less than a Shakespearean tragedy. Director of a struggling electronics business, Crowhurst hits upon winning the race as a means of saving his business and assuring his family's future by publicising his firm's own brand of navigational equipment. But this plan is flawed from the start. He commissions a new trimaran, substantially of his own specification, yet leaves himself no time for proper sea trials, and has to leave in a rush to make the race deadline. As he sails from Teignmouth, where the news agency boss has whipped up national interest, he finds he is without vital parts and is still struggling to make the trimaran seaworthy.
A perfect, inevitable, tragedy unfolds. Crowhurst is carried along by events, some of his own making, to pursue a goal that is plainly madness. But still he persists in imagining he can complete the race - he has no choice but to go on. He is filming himself for the BBC. His publicist is feeding triumphant stories to Fleet Street. Before he knows it, Crowhurst is off the coast of Brazil in a slow, leaking, malfunctioning boat, fearing for his life if he should go on to the dangerous winds and waters of the South Atlantic, fearing for his solvency and marriage if he does not. He realises there is no hope of success, but then he makes some calculations and thinks that there might be a way, after all. He is a clever man, and it will require a cool head (Crowhurst’s reckless arrogance does not always make him easy to like) but it might just be possible for him to fake the voyage... A tale of hubris, madness and human frailty that’s hard to forget.
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