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My Paparoti (hangeul : 파파로티, RR : pa-pa-ro-ti, littéralement « Paparoti ») est un film dramatique sud-coréen réalisé par Yoon Jong-chan, sorti en 2013. Ceci est est inspiré d'une histoire vraie de Kim Ho-joong qui était un des candidats de l'émission Star King en juillet 2009, où il avait raconté son passé de voyou et de sa participation à des gangs jusqu'à ce que sa grand-mère l'eusse encouragé à poursuivre le chant,.

Bien qu'il fasse partie d'une bande de voyou, un étudiant rêve d'être le prochain Pavarotti et un professeur de musique d'une école d'art le soutient.
« Paparoti » est une faute de prononciation intentionnelle du célèbre ténor italien Luciano Pavarotti. Le titre provisoire était I am Paparoti (나의 파파로티, na-eui pa-pa-ro-ti, littéralement « Je suis Paparoti »),.
L'équipe de la production et le réalisateur partent à Yeoju dans le Gyeonggi, où le tournage commence le 4 août 2012 dans une lycée et se termine le 1er novembre 2012 à l'école supérieur des arts à Gimcheon dans le Gyeongsang du Nord,.
Paparoti sort le 14 mars 2013 en Corée du Sud.

Der Standort im geografischen Sinn ist die eigene Position auf der Erdoberfläche oder in einem geeigneten geometrischen Bezugssystem. Semantisch gleichbedeutend sind auch Bezeichnungen wie Standpunkt, eigene Position oder Topozentrum (von griech. topos für Ort), zu denen weitere Termini verschiedener wissenschaftlicher Disziplinen kommen. Die Bestimmung des Standortes wird oft als Ortung oder Ortsbestimmung bezeichnet.
Der Standort ist nicht nur für die eigene Orientierung wichtig, sondern ist bei Messungen auch der (lokale) Nullpunkt des sogenannten topozentrischen Koordinatensystems. Im weiteren Sinne – etwa in Astronomie oder Raumfahrt – kann der Standort auch auf anderen Himmelskörpern liegen.

Die Angabe eines Standorts kann auf ganz verschiedene Arten erfolgen, unter anderem:
Folgende Koordinatensysteme können als absolut gelten:
Räumliche Koordinaten (X,Y,Z) beziehen sich in den Geowissenschaften auf den Erdmittelpunkt, in Astronomie und Raumfahrt auf das Baryzentrum des Sonnensystems.
Relative Ortsangaben sind im Alltag und bei unvorbereitet abzugebenden Standortmeldungen häufiger. Im Fall von Dringlichkeit (Unfall, Gefahr im Verzug) ist vor allem die Verlässlichkeit der Standortmeldung im Sinne von Eindeutigkeit wichtig, aber auch die Erreichbarkeit im Verkehrsnetz.
Eine relative Angabe kann bezogen sein auf
Beispiele für Richtungsangaben: „in der Verlängerung von A nach B“ oder „in Richtung 9 Uhr“ (= Westen).
Die meisten relativen Ortsangaben können in absolute umgerechnet werden, etwa
Zum Wiederfinden eines Punktes ist die notwendige Genauigkeit von der gestellten Aufgabe abhängig. Während bei Meldungen von Geschehnissen oder Unfällen die Eindeutigkeit der Ortsangabe im Vordergrund steht, muss bei Messungen die Genauigkeit der Positionsangabe annähernd der Messgenauigkeit entsprechen.
Für Beobachtungen in freier Natur ist meist eine Ortsangabe auf etwa 100 m angemessen, wie sie mit Landkarte leicht möglich ist.
Bei technischen und wissenschaftlichen Aufgaben können die Genauigkeiten sehr verschieden sein.
Die Methode hängt auch bei höheren Ansprüchen vom Zweck und vom zu messenden Gegenstand ab.
Genaue Positionen werden üblicherweise in einem Koordinatensystem angegeben, das sich auf einen definierten Referenzpunkt oder Nullpunkt bezieht. Die wichtigsten dieser Systeme beruhen auf aufwendigen Messungen, sind aber dadurch ein absoluter, dauerhafter Bezugsrahmen.

La Linea Tōbu Tōjō (東武東上線 Tōbu Tōjō-sen?) gestita dalle Ferrovie Tōbu è una ferrovia a scartamento ridotto che collega le stazioni di Ikebukuro a Tokyo e Yorii, nella città omonima della prefettura di Saitama, collegando anche le città e i paesi situati fra le due città, fra cui Wakō, Asaka, Kawagoe e Sakado. Assieme alla linea Ogose, la Tōjō fa parte delle linee Tōjō del gruppo Tōbu, separato dalle altre linee Tōbu, come la Isesaki e la Noda, situate nella zona orientale di Tokyo. Il nome della linea deriva da Tokyo (東京) e Jōshū (上州) (una vecchia provincia ora situata a Gunma).

La linea Tōjō e le linee della metropolitana Fukutoshin e Yūrakuchō vengono utilizzate reciprocamente con diversi servizi diretti. A partire dal 2013, la linea Fukutoshin disporrà di servizi diretti sulla linea Tōkyū Tōyoko creando quindi un lungo corridoio fra la linea Tōjō e Yokohama.
Linea Fukutoshin Linea Marunouchi ■ Linea Saikyō ■ Linea Shōnan-Shinjuku
● Linea Seibu Ikebukuro
Altri progetti
Keiō (Keiō · Nuova Keiō · Dōbutsuen · Inokashira · Keibajō · Sagamihara · Takao) Keisei (Keisei Principale · Chiba · Chihara · Higashi-Narita · Kanamachi · Narita Sky Access · Oshiage) Odakyū (Enoshima · Odawara · Tama) Seibu (Linee Ikebukuro: ■Ikebukuro · ■Sayama · ■Seibu Chichibu · ■Seibu Yūrakucho · ■Toshima · Linee Shinjuku: ■Shinjuku · ■Haijima · ■Kokubunji · ■Seibu-en · ■Tamagawa · ■Tamako) Sōtetsu (Sōtetsu principale · Izumino) Tōbu (Linee Tōbu principali: Daishi · Isesaki · Kameido · Kinugawa · Kiryū · Koizumi · Nikkō · Noda · Sano · Utsunomiya · Linee Tōjō: Tōjō · Ogose)

Un calculateur prodige est une personne capable d'effectuer mentalement des opérations mathématiques impliquant des nombres très grands ou encore des calculs mentaux très rapides.

Avant l'avènement des ordinateurs, les calculateurs prodiges étaient souvent employés dans les instituts de recherche nécessitant des calculs complexes et longs, comme les calculs d'astrophysique ou de cristallographie.
Le plus souvent, ces calculateurs possèdent un « don », dans le sens où ils n'ont pas étudié les mathématiques. Selon le témoignage de certains d'entre eux, comme la prodige indienne Shakuntala Devi (1929-2013), ils « voient » la réponse, une condition appelée synesthésie. Ils sont en général peu éduqués et présentent souvent des particularités cognitives telles que l'autisme. Henri Mondeux et Giacomo Inaudi n’étaient par exemple que de simples bergers. À l'opposé, Euler, Gauss et Aitken étaient des mathématiciens, et Wim Klein connaissait l'usage des logarithmes.
Une méthode utilisée par certains calculateurs prodiges est l'apprentissage des résultats. De la même façon qu'un élève, même en connaissant la logique de la multiplication, ne pourra donner une réponse immédiate qu'en apprenant par cœur le résultat, le calculateur prodige apprend, lui, les nombreux résultats d'opérations de calcul plus complexes. Cet apprentissage aide aussi pour retrouver des calculs non appris mais liés, de la même façon qu'une personne n'ayant appris que les additions peut en utilisant celles-ci retrouver les résultats des multiplications sans passer par sa mémoire.
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Gromada Roźwienica – dawna gromada, czyli najmniejsza jednostka podziału terytorialnego Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej w latach 1954-1972.
Gromady, z gromadzkimi radami narodowymi (GRN) jako organami władzy najniższego stopnia na wsi, funkcjonowały od reformy reorganizującej administrację wiejską przeprowadzonej jesienią 1954 do momentu ich zniesienia z dniem 1 stycznia 1973, tym samym wypierając organizację gminną w latach 1954-1972.
Gromadę Roźwienica z siedzibą GRN w Roźwienicy utworzono – jako jedną z 8759 gromad na obszarze Polski – w powiecie jarosławskim w woj. rzeszowskim na mocy uchwały nr 21/54 WRN w Rzeszowie z dnia 5 października 1954. W skład jednostki weszły obszary dotychczasowych gromad Roźwienica, Wola Roźwienicka i Rudołowice ze zniesionej gminy Roźwienica w tymże powiecie. Dla gromady ustalono 24 członków gromadzkiej rady narodowej.
31 grudnia 1961 do gromady Roźwienica włączono obszar zniesionej gromady Bystrowice w tymże powiecie.
Gromada przetrwała do końca 1972 roku, czyli do kolejnej reformy gminnej. 1 stycznia 1973 w powiecie jarosławskim reaktywowano gminę Roźwienica.

Minsc /ˈmɪnsk/ is a fictional character in the Baldur's Gate series of Dungeons & Dragons role-playing video games developed by BioWare. He originated from the pen-and-paper Dungeons & Dragons sessions held by the lead designer of Baldur's Gate, James Ohlen, and was expanded upon by the game's lead writer, Lukas Kristjanson. His video game debut was in Baldur's Gate as a companion character who can join the player's party. He also appears in the sequel, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, the expansion, Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, and the 2015 game Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, as well as in promotions relating to the titles. Minsc is voiced by Jim Cummings in his video game appearances.
In the storyline, Minsc is a ranger, originally tasked with serving as a bodyguard to the witch Dynaheir as part of a "dajemma" (rite of passage). When Dynaheir is captured by gnolls, Minsc asks the player to help free her, after which both characters are available to assist the player. Eventually, the player's party is captured and when Dynaheir is killed by the mage Jon Irenicus, Minsc teams with the player in the pursuit of justice. A berserker, he has a strong desire to uphold good and be heroic, though with an extreme fervor that causes those around him to regard him as possibly insane. His animal companion is a hamster named Boo, with whom he often consults.
Since his introduction, Minsc has been regarded as one of the best and most popular elements of the Baldur's Gate games because of his demeanor and attachment to Boo, according to reviewers from IGN, GameSpot, and Eurogamer. Other reviewers from publications such as CVG have regarded him as one of the greatest aspects of PC gaming, while game developers have noted a preference for him. The web comic Megatokyo added Boo as a character in their publication, while the protagonist took on aspects of Minsc. His absence from subsequent gaming titles has also been lamented by sources such as UGO.com.

Minsc and Boo originated in pen and paper Dungeons & Dragons sessions held by the lead designer of Baldur's Gate, James Ohlen. Played by Cameron Tofer, associate producer and lead programmer of MDK2, Minsc was conceived as an unstable comic relief ranger who carried around a pet hamster named Boo in the Dark Sun campaign setting. The lead writer for Baldur's Gate, Lukas Kristjanson, expanded upon the character and created dialogue intended to make Minsc funny and memorable to the general audience. During development, some of the character's lines were rewritten based on the voice actor's readings. As this progressed, the writers noted they were able to interject dialogue more freely for Minsc into the script in a tone suitable for the character. In a 2001 interview, BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka has stated that among the titles the company has completed, Minsc was his favorite character.
Minsc classifies Boo a "miniature giant space hamster", a creature first mentioned in the Dungeons & Dragons Spelljammer campaign setting which describes them as giant hamsters bred to paddle wheels for flying ships, which can alternatively be bred in miniature form, looking like a normal hamster. Senior designer David Gaider noted that regardless of what Boo was called, Boo had no powers or abilities beyond those of a regular hamster. He also noted that Boo was handled differently from other creatures that served as familiars that would fight alongside their owners, because of the frailty of hamsters and the impact Boo's dying would have on Minsc in the game. In an open discussion with BioWare developers, scriptwriter Drew Karpyshyn described Boo's role in the game as "[providing] wisdom and moral support to Minsc".
In Baldur's Gate, Minsc is a bald, purple-tattooed ranger from the Forgotten Realms country of Rashemen. Originally a berserker on his "dajemma", a rite of passage to gain entrance to the Ice Dragon Berserker Lodge, he makes an oath to guard the witch Dynaheir, but runs into trouble when he and Dynaheir are ambushed by gnolls, who capture Dynaheir at their stronghold. He orders the player to halt so that Boo may judge them, and requests that the player help him. Following Dynaheir's rescue, the player is given an option to add Minsc and Dynaheir to the party that will eventually fight the main antagonist Sarevok.
At the beginning of Shadows of Amn, the player's party is captured and imprisoned by the mage Jon Irenicus, who seeks to tap into the player's power for his own goals. Dynaheir has been slain, so Minsc offers his services to avenge her. In Throne of Bhaal, Minsc is a character that can be summoned to assist the player. In the game's epilogue, it is revealed that Minsc has returned to Rashemen and has gained access to the Ice Dragon Berserker Lodge, having become a renowned hero due to his experiences with the player. He forms his own adventuring company, the Justice Fist, where he continues to fight evil. In his later years, he journeys across the Realms and disappears.
Minsc is a supporting character in the 2000 novelization of Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn by Philip Athans. He is depicted as a well-built man with long red hair, a patchy orange beard, and a jagged scar along the right side of his head. He is no longer a warrior, and is physically smaller than the novel's protagonist, Abdel. In contrast, Boo is unchanged, and is still referred to by Minsc as his miniature giant space hamster. Held prisoner alongside Abdel at the start of the novel, Minsc is set free and accompanies Abdel until they reach an inn, where he decides to work. Abdel repeatedly shows discomfort for his presence, using Minsc's employment as an excuse to leave him behind and steal his sword, though he later returns for his help in securing travel aboard a ship. After Abdel returns to kill his employers, Minsc realizes the inn will close permanently; he and Boo leave to find another place to work.
Boo appears in the webcomic Megatokyo, where he wears strapped-on wings and serves as Largo's conscience, although he is often misunderstood as he only squeaks. Largo adapts Minsc's personality, including his catchphrase, saying "Go for the beer, Boo!" In number 121, Boo leaves Largo but is unable to get his old job back at BioWare.
BioWare's Ray Muzyka praised Boo's appearance in the comic, describing it as an "anime-style" depiction of a favorite character. For a limited time Boo plush toys modeled after his appearance in the comic were sold by the artists through the website, though production was initially delayed due to manufacturing errors.
Though they do not return in other Baldur's Gate titles, Minsc and Boo have also been referenced by non-BioWare games and media. In Dragon Age: Origins, the loading screen sometimes displays the advice "If all else fails, go for the eyes".[citation needed] In Dragon Age Legends, random NPC's use "Go for the eyes!" as a battle cry.[citation needed] In Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer, an "Astral Rodent totem" can be found, with the words "For M" carved on it. In Mass Effect 2, a "space hamster" is available for purchase. It gives the player a "knowing space" when observed. One of the game's non-playable characters, Tali, shouts "Go for the optics!" to her combat drone.[citation needed] In Mass Effect 3 Citadel DLC, Commander Shepard finds their hamster being thrown out by one of their foes, and tells the hamster "Sit tight, little guy. If anyone gives you trouble, go for the eyes!"[citation needed] In Guild Wars Nightfall, "Go for the eyes!" is the name of a shout command skill used by the Paragon class.[note 1]
In July 2014 a comic Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate was announced for October 2014 release. It's set generations after Throne of Bhaal and features Minsc as the main character. It's written by Jim Zub and pencilled by Max Dunbar. It’s part of the Dungeons & Dragons 40th anniversary celebrations.
In February 2015 it was announced that Minsc and Boo will appear in Elemental Evil, a module to the 2013 massively multiplayer online role-playing game Neverwinter. The module was released on March 17, 2015.
On March 8, 2015 at PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts, Minsc was used as an NPC "intern" of the player characters in the "Acquisitions, Incorporated" celebrity Dungeons & Dragons session, to the apparent delight of players Jerry Holkins and Patrick Rothfuss.
In March, 2015, Wizkids provided a limited edition promotional card and die of Minsc and Boo as part of their Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters set Battle for Faerûn.
In an interview with GameSpy, Lukas Kristjanson acted as Minsc as he gave details about his character background. When asked about the possibility of Minsc and Boo making cameo appearances later BioWare titles, Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal lead developer Kevin Martens stated "Well, Minsc is popular. You like Minsc. We like Minsc. Neverwinter is so far away. That is all that I have to say."
Dan Tudge, project lead for Dragon Age: Origins, noted that prior to working for BioWare he would rush home after work to use the character. UGO.com described Minsc as "a beloved game personality", and lamented the absence of similar characters in later BioWare titles. IGN named Minsc's return in Baldur's Gate II as an aspect of the game they looked forward to, stating "How can you live without Minsc?!" Computer Games Magazine called him the favorite character of many players of the original Baldur's Gate, citing his strengths and "appealing personality" as reasons for his popularity. Calling him "everyone's favorite lovable oaf", they praised his early presence in the game's sequel. Minsc placed seventh in a "Reader's Choice" edition of GameSpot's "Ten Best Sidekicks", which noted that the character's demeanor and attachment to Boo as reasons for his appeal. Eurogamer named Minsc the best male supporting character in video games for 2001, noting him as additionally one of the most popular characters of the original Baldur's Gate.
CVG listed him as one of their two-hundred reasons to "Love PC Gaming", quoting one of his battle cries[which?] for their reasoning. He was listed by MSN Entertainment as one of the "Gaming's unsung heroes", saying he "provides great comic relief and is a fondly remembered man." GameDaily named him one of the Most Lovable Lummoxes in video gaming, stating "Every good party of adventurers in a CRPG needs a tank...In Baldur's Gate, the human ranger Minsc is that tank, and a valuable asset to the player's quest." Dakota Grabowski of GameZone listed Minsc as the top BioWare created teammate, commenting "His voice-acting was hands-down one of the best attributes of the Baldur's Gate series" and that "BioWare will never surpass their creation of Minsc (and Boo!).". Kimberley Wallace of Game Informer considered him to be one of the best BioWare characters, saying "If you played Baldur's Gate, one character stood out from the pack. ... Strangely enough, this is what makes you love him all the more." In 2011, Empire ranked him and Boo as the 11th greatest video game character, adding that "Few names bring a wistful smile to the faces of aging PC gamers like that of Minsc and his trusty hamster companion".

Lili Larys (Helena Maliszewska-Płaczkiewicz, primo voto Osmólska) (b. March 19, 1909 in Yalta, Crimea - d. August 24, 1986 in Katowice, Poland) - Polish dancer.
She was born to a Polish family in Yalta in the Crimea. Her parents were Andrzej Maliszewski and Teodozja Rytter. In 1905 they left Warsaw for the Crimea because of the illness of Andrzej. He was a chemist in Yalta and he run successful Russian-French business there. She practiced ballet while in Russia. Their house in the Crimea was visited by, among others, Ivan Mosjoukine, who taught her how to dance tango. Helena and her mother returned to Warsaw in November of 1922. She continued her studies in Poland including the ballet school. Her father Andrzej had to escape from the Crimea to France because of the Bolsheviks in 1918.
Helena made her debut in 1926 and began performing solo and as a partner of, among others, the ballet master Konrad Ostrowski and Andrzej Śnieżyński in theaters, cabarets and nightclubs of Warsaw and other Polish cities. She performed in Momus ( Warsaw movie theater). A Warsaw critic, Ludwik Szmaragd, wrote September 1, 1928 saw the opening of a great revue [..] In the new ensemble there is [..] an excellent dance duet of Larys-Ostrowski . She played in revue Moryc, give me a son in Momus and one of the critics (Roman Jax) wrote: From the entire program, only a ballet number Carnival in Venice, performed by a duo Larys-Ostrowski [..] won sincere appreciation of the audience . Another review stated The highlight of the entire program was the scene In an opium den performed by virtuoso dancers Ostrowski and Larys. At that time her impresario was Blachman, who for a short time, was also the announcer of Momus. It was he who suggested the stage name Larys. Her performances Taniec Ognia to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, The Dying Swan to the music of Saint-Saëns and Tango apaszowskie (Apache Tango) to the music of Tango Illusion by Erwin Hentschel were particularly well received. She danced to the music performed by the well known Polish orchestra leaders such as Zygmunt Karasiński, Szymon Kataszek and Arnold Lewak.
In addition to Momus she danced in other Warsaw cabarets: Czarny Kot (Black Cat), Czerwony As (Red Ace), Nitouche. She performed in many Polish cities, including Lviv, Poznan, Lodz, Krakow, Katowice, Sopot, and in 1929, in Katowice cabaret Mascotte. In the years 1927-1933 she collaborated with Nelly Ignatowska, Ina Ney, Andrzej Śnieżyński, Irena Topolnicka, Iga Korczyńska, Konrad Ostrowski, Zdzisław Żadejko. She performed on stage until the end of 1933. In that time her longtime sweetheart was Mieczysław Stefanicki, a Polish airforce officer. In 1934 she completed a training course organized by the Institut de Beauté Clytie in Paris and later in the same year she launched her own beauty parlor called Madeleine in Poznań at the December 27 Street. In August 30, 1939 she decided to escape from Poznań to the East of Poland. Years of the II World War and that of German occupation of Poland (1939-1945) she spent in the cities of Biała Podlaska and Lublin. In 1945, just after the war, along with her second husband she settled in Katowice. She had a daughter and two sons, the youngest is Jerzy Płaczkiewicz. She is buried in the cemetery in Katowice.
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Arnim Dahl (* 12. März 1922 in Stettin; † 3. August 1998 in Wedel) war ein deutscher Stuntman.

Sein Vater Hermann Dahl war ehemaliger deutscher Meister im Kunstspringen, seine Mutter war Leichtathletin. Arnim Dahl wurde bereits 1938 deutscher Jugendmeister im Kunstspringen. Vom Stettiner Stadtgymnasium ging er ohne Abschluss ab und machte dann eine Zimmermanns- und Maurerlehre. Nach dem Kriegsdienst im Zweiten Weltkrieg trat Dahl bereits 1946 in Hamburg als Clown und Zirkusartist auf. Dabei zeigte er bereits eine Vorliebe für waghalsige Drahtseilakte, die ihn später berühmt machen sollten. Ab 1949 trat Dahl als Sensationsdarsteller auch in Filmproduktionen auf. 1952 engagierte ihn der Regisseur Kurt Hoffmann für seine Komödie Klettermaxe als Stuntdouble des Hauptdarstellers Albert Lieven sowie gleichzeitig von dessen Gegenspieler. Von da an gehörte Dahl als erster Stuntman des deutschen Films zu den Filmstars der Nachkriegszeit. In etwa 40 Produktionen machte er die Stunts für Filmstars wie Heinz Rühmann, Curd Jürgens und Kirk Douglas.
1959 wurde er durch einen spektakulären Stunt auch international bekannt, als er auf dem Dachgeländer des Empire State Buildings in New York einen Handstand machte. Nicht weniger Aufsehen fand sein Sprung von einem 47 Meter hohen Kran in das Hafenbecken von Wilhelmshaven, bei dem er sich die Wirbelsäule brach und ein Jahr im Krankenhaus verbringen musste. In seiner Zeit als Stuntman und Sensationsdarsteller erlitt Dahl insgesamt mehr als 100 Knochenbrüche. Für kurze Zeit fand Dahl Anfang der 1960er Jahre auch Beschäftigung beim Fernsehen als Moderator von Kinder- und Jugendsendungen wie Sport-Spiel-Spannung und Spiel ohne Grenzen. 1992 zog er sich mit 70 Jahren ins Privatleben zurück.
Arnim Dahl starb am 3. August 1998 in Wedel an den Folgen einer Krebserkrankung. Er ist auf dem Friedhof in Holm (Kreis Pinneberg) bestattet. Dahls Nachlass wurde im November 1998 dem Deutschen Filmmuseum in Frankfurt am Main übergeben, darunter Filmaufnahmen seiner Stunts sowie seine Stuntman-Utensilien.
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Dr. Mohammad Wasiullah Khan (Wasi) is the founder and chancellor of East-West University, a private, non-profit, non-denominational college based in Chicago's South Loop neighbourhood. He is also a veteran of the Pakistani educational system, working in the mid-to-late 50s in Government College, Sukkur.
Dr. Khan, a Pakistani American, got his MA and MEd Honors degrees from University of the Punjab and PhD in Educational Administration from Indiana University. He has been a teacher and administrator in Pakistan before he came to Berkeley, California in the 1970’s. Later he was an educational researcher in Indiana and became Academic Dean in a minority college in Chicago.
In November, 1978 he convened a Planning Group to establish a new, multi-cultural institution of higher learning in Chicago. After requisite approvals from the state and federal agencies, East-West University as a not-for-profit institution started operations in September, 1980 in its own building at 816 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago.
The University offers Bachelor’s and Associate degrees in several professional areas like Electronics, Computer Science, Business Administration, English and Communications, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Medical Technology and Office Administration.
The University in April 2000 acquired another very large 8-story building as an extension of its campus and Fall 2003 enrollment has exceeded 1000. Thirty three classes of graduates have come out since the University achieved accreditation in 1983. For many years it has been listed in “America’s Best Colleges” guide of the weekly US News and World Report.
As founder-chancellor of the University, Dr. Khan and the board of trustees have envisioned graduate programs and other campuses of the University in the next decade. The institution, one that was inaugurated in a rented building, today has a $60 million surplus and property worth $85 million.
Dr. Khan is one of the pioneers of Pakistani American Congress. He has also served as President of the Pakistani American Congress, Chairman of the Indus Society, and Chairman of Pakistan United Parade Committee, Chicago.
He has to his credit many published articles and a book which he edited and contributed an extensive introduction to: Education and Society in the Muslim World, published by Hodder and Stoughton, Kent, UK.

Nick Stevens (born 3 January 1980) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League and former coach of South Australian National Football League club Glenelg. He played in four pre-season premierships, with Port Adelaide in 2001 and 2002, and with Carlton in 2005 and 2007. He is the only man to have won more than one Michael Tuck Medals, winning the awards in 2002 for Port Adelaide and in 2007 for Carlton. Stevens played a total of 104 games for Carlton and 127 for Port Adelaide.

Originally from St Marys in the VMFL, Stevens was recruited in the 1997 AFL Draft to the Port Adelaide Football Club using pick 25. He was an under 16 All-Australian who was well suited to half back and ruck rovering. As he matured he became a very prominent outside midfielder. In 1998, he was runners-up to Byron Pickett for the NAB rising star award. He also won awarded the inaugural AFLPA Best First Year Player award. He managed to play every game in 1999 coming off half forward and the wing, he finished fourth in the clubs best and fairest. In 2000 he continued to develop into a matchwinner and finished 2nd in the clubs best and fairest after he missed five games due to suspensions. Stevens played a total of 127 games for Port Adelaide including back to back pre-season premierships in 2001 and 2002.
At the end of the 2003 season, Stevens expressed a desire to return to his native Melbourne and wished to be traded to Collingwood. Port Adelaide was unable to obtain what it considered appropriate trade consideration and as a result, Stevens quit the club and entered the pre-season draft. He was subsequently drafted by Carlton with the second selection in that draft.
Stevens was named vice-captain of the club in 2007, a position he held until his retirement. After Round 3, on advice from specialists, Stevens had surgery to heal a prolapsed disc in his neck, ending his season; he had sustained a neck injury in a front-on collision with Melbourne's David Neitz in late 2006, but had continued to play and train. The injury was a major blow to Carlton, as Stevens had been in fantastic form through the pre-season and early rounds. On 23 August 2007, it was announced that Stevens had signed with the Blues until the end of 2010.
By his standards, Stevens had a poor season in 2009, struggling to make a strong impact in many games, and attracting criticism for deficiencies in his defensive game. At midseason, Stevens was dropped to the VFL for a few games. At the conclusion of the season, it was revealed that Stevens had sustained another, more serious, recurrence of his neck injury from 2007, most likely caused by a collision with captain Chris Judd in Round 22; facing the risk of permanent spinal damage if he played on, Stevens officially announced his retirement on 29 October 2009, with one year remaining on his contract.
Stevens played a total of 104 games for Carlton and 127 for Port Adelaide.
Following his retirement from AFL, Stevens focussed on expanding his business, NJS Signature Landscapes, in Melbourne. Additionally, he took on the senior coaching role of the NSW/ACT Rams for the AFL Under 18 Championships for 2010 and 2011; he had served as an assistant midfield coach for the team since 2006 while still playing for Carlton.
In August 2011, Stevens made a return to the field, playing games for Montmorency in the Northern Football League, where he is still playing games in 2012. In November 2011, Stevens was appointed as senior coach at the Gippsland Power in the TAC Cup for the 2012 season.
At the end of the 2013 season, Stevens joined South Australian National Football League club Glenelg as coach. Prior to Stevens' appointment the Tigers won just once in their last 15 games, finishing bottom in 2013.
Stevens only served one season of his coaching contract and was sacked in January 2015, after he was found guilty of assault and threats to bash his ex-partner. In March 2015, Stevens was sentenced to eight months jail but is currently out on bail pending an appeal.
Nick's brother Danny Stevens played 15 games for North Melbourne between 1996 and 1999.