Van Damme in 2010
Theatrical release poster
Van Damme at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993
Van Damme in 2007
Van Damme on the set of JCVD in October 2007

Sudden Death is a 1995 American sports action-thriller film directed by Peter Hyams and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Powers Boothe, and Dorian Harewood.

- Sudden Death (1995 film)

Peter Hyams (born July 26, 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter and cinematographer known for directing Capricorn One (which he also wrote), the 1981 science fiction-thriller Outland, the 1984 science fiction film 2010: The Year We Make Contact (a sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey), the 1986 action/comedy Running Scared, the comic book adaptation Timecop, the action film Sudden Death (both starring Jean-Claude Van Damme), and the horror films The Relic and End of Days.

- Peter Hyams

Van Damme became a popular action film star and followed up with Cyborg (1989), Kickboxer (1989), Lionheart (1990), Death Warrant (1990), Double Impact (1991), Universal Soldier (1992), Nowhere to Run (1993), Hard Target (1993), Timecop (1994), Street Fighter (1994), Sudden Death (1995), The Quest (1996), Maximum Risk (1996), etc. After a decline, Van Damme returned to prominence with the critically acclaimed crime drama JCVD (2008).

- Jean-Claude Van Damme
Van Damme in 2010
Illustration for "Story of Your Life" by Hidenori Watanabe for S-F Magazine
Chiang in 2011
Adams in 2016
Steven Spielberg, who gave Adams her first major role in Catch Me If You Can (2002), was surprised that she did not break through soon after the film's release.
Adams on the set of Enchanted in 2006, which proved to be her breakout film
Adams at the 81st Academy Awards in 2009, where she received her second Academy Award nomination for Doubt (2008)
Adams promoting The Master at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
Adams attending the premiere of Her at the 2013 New York Film Festival
Adams and co-star Henry Cavill promoting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con
Adams at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards in 2019, where she was nominated for portraying Lynne Cheney in Vice (2018)
Adams in 2013
Adams at the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011

"Story of Your Life" is a science fiction novella by American writer Ted Chiang, first published in Starlight 2 in 1998, and in 2002 in Chiang's collection of short stories, Stories of Your Life and Others.

- Story of Your Life

His short story "Story of Your Life" was the basis of the film Arrival (2016).

- Ted Chiang

Arrival, directed by Denis Villeneuve and based on Ted Chiang's short story "Story of Your Life", ranks among the most acclaimed films of Adams's career.

- Amy Adams
Illustration for "Story of Your Life" by Hidenori Watanabe for S-F Magazine
Pitbull in the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony
Pitbull performing at the Allstate Arena, B96 Jingle Bash, Chicago
Pitbull in 2013
Pitbull performing in 2011
Pitbull performing with Enrique Iglesias at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, 2015
Pitbull (left) with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte performing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony.

The song features Latin American artists such as Haitian native Wyclef Jean, Cuban-American hip hop star Pitbull and Puerto Rican singers Carlos Ponce and Olga Tañón.

- Nuestro Himno

In support of Latin American immigrants in the U.S., in 2006 Tañón recorded, "Nuestro Himno" in collaboration with Pitbull, Carlos Ponce, and Wyclef Jean.

- Olga Tañón

Pitbull recorded "Nuestro Himno" in collaboration with Wyclef Jean, Carlos Ponce, and Olga Tañón.

- Pitbull (rapper)
Lord Thirlestane
Scottish Royal Arms panel from St. Andrews Castle, seat of Cardinal David Beaton, Keeper of the Privy Seal in 1542
Sir John Maitland, attributed to Adrian Vanson
The Maitland tomb, St Mary's Church, Haddington

Upon the death of his father, he was appointed Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland, on 20 April 1567.

- John Maitland, 1st Lord Maitland of Thirlestane

Ker had married Margaret Maitland, a niece of the Chancellor, John Maitland of Thirlestane.

- Robert Ker, 1st Earl of Roxburghe

1567: John Maitland, Prior of Coldingham

- Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland
Lord Thirlestane
Alig in 2015
Michael Musto in 2007
Alig murdered Angel Melendez (pictured) and dismembered his body
Jerry Springer, Lisa Lampanelli, Musto, Luann de Lesseps and Larry Storch at the 2011 launch party for Musto's book Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back
Michael Alig at his only NYC art gallery event June 25, 2015.
James St. James (middle) and Ingrid LaLa (left) attending Michael Alig's June 25, 2015 art event.

He was killed by Michael Alig and Robert "Freeze" Riggs on March 17, 1996.

- Andre Melendez

In March 1996, Alig and his roommate, Robert D. "Freeze" Riggs, killed fellow Club Kid Andre "Angel" Melendez in a confrontation over a drug debt.

- Michael Alig

He penned several writeups in The Village Voice about the 1996 murder of Andre "Angel" Melendez, helping bring national attention to a case that resulted in the trial and conviction of Michael Alig and Robert "Freeze" Riggs.

- Michael Musto
Bathing elephants in the Taeng River, a Ping tributary
Bathing elephants in the river
Ping River north of Chiang Mai
Ping River, northern outskirts of Chiang Mai
A Ping tributary, the Chaem River flows through the town of Mae Chaem
Ping River, upstream from the Bhumibol Dam
Bhumibol Dam, {{convert|154|m|ft}} long, creating a reservoir with a surface area of {{Convert|300|km2|mi2}}.
Wang River, the main tributary of the Ping, flowing through Lampang
Confluence of the Ping with the Nan River at Nakhon Sawan

The Taeng River or Mae Taeng River (น้ำแม่แตง,, ) is a tributary of the Ping River, one of the two main contributories of the Chao Phraya River.

- Taeng River

It originates at Doi Thuai in the Daen Lao Range, in Chiang Dao district, Chiang Mai Province.

- Ping River

The Ping River, one of the main tributaries to the Chao Phraya River, originates at Doi Thuai, in the mountains of the Daen Lao Range in Chiang Dao District.

- Chiang Dao district
HS-TIA, the aircraft involved, photographed at Don Mueang International Airport in June 1997
An A310, landing gear and flaps extended, from Air Transat, formerly one of its largest operators
Surat Thani International Airport in May 2022
An A310, landing gear and flaps extended, from Air Transat, formerly one of its largest operators
Surat Thani Airport in 2008
The A310 (background) is a shrunken version of the Airbus A300 (foreground)
The A310-200 prototype, featuring the liveries of Swissair (left) and Lufthansa (right), the first customers.
Maiden flight of the Airbus A310, 3 April 1982
In 1988, an A310 was delivered to Interflug: the first Airbus for an Eastern-bloc airline.
The A310 has front and rear main doors, and a smaller emergency exit wing door over the wing.
2-4-2 economy cabin
Two-crew cockpit
FedEx Express A310-200F without wingtip fences
Air Transat A310-300 with wingtip fences
Airbus A310 MRTT of the German Air Force
Mahan Air A310
Royal Canadian Air Force CC-150 Polaris
The first Airbus delivered in China was this A310, to China Eastern Airlines in 1985, retired in 2006 and displayed at the Beijing Civil Aviation Museum.

Thai Airways International Flight 261 (TG261/THA261) was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport to Surat Thani International Airport in Surat Thani, Thailand.

- Thai Airways International Flight 261

On 11 December 1998, Thai Airways Flight 261, an A310-200 (HS-TIA), bound for Surat Thani from Bangkok, was making its third landing attempt in heavy rain when it crashed into a rice paddy about 3 km from the airport; 101 of the 146 passengers and crew aboard were killed.

- Surat Thani International Airport

11 December 1998: Thai Airways International Flight 261 crashed near Surat Thani Airport in Thailand. There were 101 fatalities and 45 survived with serious injuries.

- Airbus A310
HS-TIA, the aircraft involved, photographed at Don Mueang International Airport in June 1997
Manly Sea Eagles in action against the Sydney Roosters at Brookvale Oval in June 2008

Chairman of Britain's 1986–87 Rugby Football League season champions Wigan, Maurice Lindsay, invited Australia's 1987 NSWRL season premiers, the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles to Wigan for the game.

- 1987 World Club Challenge

As a player Fulton won three premierships with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the 1970s, the last as captain.

- Bob Fulton

After having lost their previous World Club Challenge game to Wigan in 1987 (with Hasler the halfback in that Manly side), the Sea Eagles took this game much more seriously and included a warm-up game against the Harlequins in London a week before the game (won 34-26 by the Sea Eagles).

- Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
A representation of the geodetic effect, with values for Gravity Probe B.
Precession of a gyroscope
According to general relativity, objects in a gravitational field behave similarly to objects within an accelerating enclosure. For example, an observer will see a ball fall the same way in a rocket (left) as it does on Earth (right), provided that the acceleration of the rocket is equal to 9.8 m/s2 (the acceleration due to gravity at the surface of the Earth).
The response of a rotating system to an applied torque. When the device swivels, and some roll is added, the wheel tends to pitch.
Light cone
Apsidal precession—the orbit rotates gradually over time.
Schematic representation of the gravitational redshift of a light wave escaping from the surface of a massive body
Deflection of light (sent out from the location shown in blue) near a compact body (shown in gray)
Ring of test particles deformed by a passing (linearized, amplified for better visibility) gravitational wave
Newtonian (red) vs. Einsteinian orbit (blue) of a lone planet orbiting a star. The influence of other planets is ignored.
Orbital decay for PSR 1913+16: time shift (in s), tracked over 30 years (2006).
Orbital decay for PSR J0737−3039: time shift (in s), tracked over 16 years (2021).
Einstein cross: four images of the same astronomical object, produced by a gravitational lens
Artist's impression of the space-borne gravitational wave detector LISA
Simulation based on the equations of general relativity: a star collapsing to form a black hole while emitting gravitational waves
This blue horseshoe is a distant galaxy that has been magnified and warped into a nearly complete ring by the strong gravitational pull of the massive foreground luminous red galaxy.
Penrose–Carter diagram of an infinite Minkowski universe
The ergosphere of a rotating black hole, which plays a key role when it comes to extracting energy from such a black hole
Projection of a Calabi–Yau manifold, one of the ways of compactifying the extra dimensions posited by string theory
Simple spin network of the type used in loop quantum gravity
Observation of gravitational waves from binary black hole merger GW150914

The geodetic effect (also known as geodetic precession, de Sitter precession or de Sitter effect) represents the effect of the curvature of spacetime, predicted by general relativity, on a vector carried along with an orbiting body.

- Geodetic effect

de Sitter precession, a general-relativistic correction accounting for the Schwarzschild metric of curved space near a large non-rotating mass.

- Precession

It predicts an overall rotation (precession) of planetary orbits, as well as orbital decay caused by the emission of gravitational waves and effects related to the relativity of direction.

- General relativity
A representation of the geodetic effect, with values for Gravity Probe B.
The German Confederation in 1815
The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries, by Jacques-Louis David, 1812
The Austrian Empire in 1815, with the boundaries of the German Confederation in dotted lines
Boundaries (in red) of the German Confederation with Prussia in blue, Austria in yellow, and the rest of the German states in grey
Napoleon's father, Carlo Buonaparte, was Corsica's representative to the court of Louis XVI.
The Austrian Empire in 1815, with the boundaries of the German Confederation in dotted lines
The German Confederation in 1815
Statue of Napoleon as a schoolboy in Brienne, aged 15, by Louis Rochet (1853)
Karl von Schwarzenberg and the monarchs of Austria, Prussia, and Russia after the Battle of Leipzig, 1813
Chart: functioning of the German Confederation
Napoleon Bonaparte, aged 23, as lieutenant-colonel of a battalion of Corsican Republican volunteers. Portrait by Henri Félix Emmanuel Philippoteaux
The Austrian Empire in 1815, with the boundaries of the German Confederation in dotted lines
Monarchs of the member states of the German Confederation (with the exception of the Prussian king) meeting at Frankfurt in 1863
Bonaparte at the Siege of Toulon
The Battle of Komárom during the Hungarian Revolution, 1849
Austrian chancellor and foreign minister Klemens von Metternich dominated the German Confederation from 1815 until 1848.
Journée du 13 Vendémiaire, artillery fire in front of the Church of Saint-Roch, Paris, Rue Saint-Honoré
The Austrian Empire in 1815, with the boundaries of the German Confederation in dotted lines
The University of Berlin in 1850
Bonaparte at the Pont d'Arcole, by Baron Antoine-Jean Gros, (c. 1801), Musée du Louvre, Paris
Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph with his troops at the Battle of Solferino, 1859
Zollverein and German unification
Bonaparte during the Italian campaign in 1797
Metternich alongside Wellington, Talleyrand, and other European diplomats at the Congress of Vienna, 1815
War ensign of the Reichsflotte
Bonaparte Before the Sphinx (c. 1886) by Jean-Léon Gérôme, Hearst Castle
The Austrian Empire in 1812
Naval jack of the Reichsflotte
Battle of the Pyramids on 21 July 1798 by Louis-François, Baron Lejeune, 1808
The Austrian Empire, between 1816 and 1867
In Frankfurt at the Paulskirche, June 14th, 2008: The German navy commemorates the 160th anniversary of the decision of the Frankfurt Parliament to create the Reichsflotte.
General Bonaparte surrounded by members of the Council of Five Hundred during the Coup of 18 Brumaire, by François Bouchot
Ethnographic composition of the Austrian Empire (1855)
Map of the German Confederation
Bonaparte, First Consul, by Ingres. Posing the hand inside the waistcoat was often used in portraits of rulers to indicate calm and stable leadership.
Imperial standard of the Austrian Empire with the lesser coat of arms (used until 1915 for Austria-Hungary)
Silver coin: 5 francs_AN XI, 1802, Bonaparte, First Consul
Imperial standard of the Austrian Empire with the medium coat of arms (used until 1915 for Austria-Hungary)
Silver coin: 5 francs, 1811
Merchant ensign from 1786 until 1869 and naval and war ensign from 1786 until 1915 (de jure, de facto until 1918)
The Battle of Marengo was Napoleon's first great victory as head of state.
The 'hauskrone' of Rudolph II, later the imperial crown of the Austrian Empire
The 1803 Louisiana Purchase totalled 827,987 sqmi, doubling the size of the United States.
The crown jewels of Austria
The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David (1804)
Growth of the Habsburg Monarchy
Napoleon's throne room at Fontainebleau
Vereinstaler of 1866
Napoleon and the Grande Armée receive the surrender of Austrian General Mack after the Battle of Ulm in October 1805. The decisive finale of the Ulm Campaign raised the tally of captured Austrian soldiers to 60,000. With the Austrian army destroyed, Vienna would fall to the French in November.
Postage stamp depicting Francis I
Napoléon in his coronation robes by François Gérard, c. 1805
Postage stamp depicting Franz Joseph I
Napoleon at the Battle of Austerlitz, by François Gérard 1805. The Battle of Austerlitz, also known as the Battle of the Three Emperors, was one of Napoleon's many victories, where the French Empire defeated the Third Coalition.
Double-headed eagle at the Ministry of War in Vienna
The Iranian envoy Mirza Mohammed Reza-Qazvini meeting with Napoleon I at the Finckenstein Palace in West Prussia, 27 April 1807, to sign the Treaty of Finckenstein
Military districts in Hungarian part of the Empire in 1850
Napoleon reviewing the Imperial Guard before the Battle of Jena
The Treaties of Tilsit: Napoleon meeting with Alexander I of Russia on a raft in the middle of the Neman River
Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon's brother, as King of Spain
Napoleon accepting the surrender of Madrid, 4 December 1808
Napoleon at the Battle of Wagram, painted by Horace Vernet
The entry of Napoleon in Schönbrunn, Vienna
The French Empire at its greatest extent in 1812:
Napoleon watching the fire of Moscow in September 1812, by Adam Albrecht (1841)
Napoleon's withdrawal from Russia, painting by Adolph Northen
Napoleon's farewell to his Imperial Guard, 20 April 1814, by Antoine-Alphonse Montfort
Napoleon after his abdication in Fontainebleau, 4 April 1814, by Paul Delaroche
Napoleon leaving Elba on 26 February 1815, by Joseph Beaume (1836)
Napoleon's Return from Elba, by Charles de Steuben, 1818
Napoleon on Saint Helena, watercolor by Franz Josef Sandmann, c. 1820
Longwood House, Saint Helena, site of Napoleon's captivity
Frederick Marryat's sketch of Napoleon's body on his deathbed
Death mask of Napoleon
Napoleon's tomb at Les Invalides in Paris
Napoleon's remains passing through Jamestown, St Helena on 13 October 1840
Napoleon on His Death Bed, by Horace Vernet, 1826
Situation of Napoleon's body when his coffin was reopened on St Helena, by Jules Rigo, 1840
Reorganisation of the religious geography: France is divided into 59 dioceses and 10 ecclesiastical provinces.
Leaders of the Catholic Church taking the civil oath required by the Concordat
Napoleon visiting the Palais Royal for the opening of the 8th session of the Tribunat in 1807, by Merry-Joseph Blondel
Napoleon is often represented in his green colonel uniform of the Chasseur à Cheval of the Imperial Guard, the regiment that often served as his personal escort, with a large bicorne and a hand-in-waistcoat gesture.
First remittance of the Légion d'Honneur, 15 July 1804, at Saint-Louis des Invalides, by Jean-Baptiste Debret (1812)
First page of the 1804 original edition of the Code Civil
Statue in Cherbourg-Octeville unveiled by Napoleon III in 1858. Napoleon I strengthened the town's defences to prevent British naval incursions.
The Third of May 1808 by Francisco Goya, showing Spanish resisters being executed by French troops
A mass grave of soldiers killed at the Battle of Waterloo
1814 caricature of Napoleon being exiled to Elba: the ex-emperor is riding a donkey backwards while holding a broken sword.
Ceramic pitcher of Bonaparte: Where is he going to. To Elba. (Musée de la Révolution française).
Bas-relief of Napoleon in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives
Joséphine, first wife of Napoleon, obtained the civil dissolution of her marriage under the Napoleonic Code, painting by Henri Frédéric Schopin, 1843
Marriage of Napoleon and Marie-Louise by Georges Rouget, 1843
Napoleon Crossing the Alps, romantic version by Jacques-Louis David in 1805
Bonaparte Crossing the Alps, realist version by Paul Delaroche in 1848

Along with Prussia, it was one of the two major powers of the German Confederation.

- Austrian Empire

In 1796, he began a military campaign against the Austrians and their Italian allies, scoring decisive victories and becoming a national hero.

- Napoleon

The Confederation was finally dissolved after the victory of the Kingdom of Prussia in the Seven Weeks' War over the Austrian Empire in 1866.

- German Confederation