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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014
By United Press International
Chimps outsmart humans at simple strategy games

Chimps outsmart humans at simple strategy games

PASADENA, Calif., June 11 (UPI) --Chimps outperformed adults in a basic strategy game as part of a Game Theory experiment at Caltech.
Brooks Hays

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 13, 2013.
By United Press International

Breeders' Cup hopefuls, step right up!

Attention older horses with aspirations to the big Breeders' Cup races: This is a weekend to make your mark.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Savannah: N.Y. firefighters disinvited

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Savannah, Ga., rescinded its invitation to New York firefighters for its St. Patrick's Day Parade because of past bad behavior, including holiday boozing.

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. This is the first of several wrap-ups for May 12. Contents: TOPOFF 2 wargame; Kerry's point on C

Mathematician John Nash gets celeb welcome

BEIJING, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Princeton professor John Forbes Nash Jr. received a welcome more in keeping with a movie star than a mathematician in the Chinese capital.
ED LANFRANCO, UPI Science News

US probes Arab and Muslim businesses

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. officials are investigating hundreds of Muslim and Arab small businesses suspected of sending money raised through criminal activity in the United States t

Booklist

Hardcover Fiction
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Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

THE ACADEMY AWARDS A commercial hit about a schizophrenic math genius was the big winner at the 74th Academy Awards -- while Denzel Washington and Halle Berry made history ...
By United Press International

'Mind,' Berry, Washington win top Oscars

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- A commercial hit about a schizophrenic math genius was the big winner at the 74th Academy Awards -- the same night Denzel Washington and Halle Berry made histor
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'Mind,' Berry, Washington win top Oscars

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- A commercial hit about a schizophrenic math genius was the big winner at the 74th Academy Awards -- while Denzel Washington and Halle Berry made history by beco
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'Mind' wins best picture Oscar

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) --

Ron Howard wins directing Oscar

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) --

Hollywood Analysis: An ugly Oscar episode

LOS ANGELES, March 18 (UPI) -- The negative Oscar campaign against "A Beautiful Mind" is to Hollywood what the weather is to the rest of the world -- everybody talks about it but no one can d
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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SLP2000061602-16 JUNE 2000- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Senator John Ashcroft (R-Mo) talks with American Red Cross Chief Executive Officer John Forbes, while giving blood at a Red Cross Blood Doner Center, June 16. Ashcroft, who is in St. Louis for the weekend, decided to donate blood, after hearing of the blood emergency in the area. mc/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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John Forbes (17 July 1714 – 10 March 1796), styled The Honourable from 1734, was an officer of the Royal Navy who eventually rose to the rank of Admiral of the Fleet.

Forbes was born at Minorca as the second son of George Forbes, third earl of Granard and Mary, née Stewart (1672/3–1758), who was the eldest daughter of William, first Viscount Mountjoy. John followed his father into the Navy, joining the 70-gun third rate HMS Burford on 31 May 1726, at the age of 12. He served as a volunteer under the command of his maternal uncle, the Honourable Charles Stewart. He served with the Burford in the Mediterranean, before moving with his uncle to HMS Lion, and the two sailed together to the West Indies in 1729. Whilst serving here, Stewart promoted Forbes to lieutenant.

His first commission was as third lieutenant to the 60-gun HMS Kingston, which he joined on 13 January 1733. He was then appointed the following year to the post of fourth lieutenant on the larger 70-gun HMS Edinburgh. On 21 July he joined the 100-gun first rate HMS Britannia as sixth lieutenant, rising to third lieutenant by May 1735. The Britannia was at this time the flagship of Sir John Norris, and Forbes sailed with him on an expedition to Lisbon to support the Portuguese in the face of a Spanish threat.

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