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A. Lawrence Lowell

Abbott Lawrence Lowell was a U. S. educator and legal scholar. He was President of Harvard University from 1909 to 1933. With an "aristocratic sense of mission and self-certainty," Lowell cut a large figure in American education and to some extent in public life as well. At Harvard University his years as president saw a remarkable expansion of the university in terms of the size of its physical infrastructure, its student body, its endowment, his reform of undergraduate education established the system of majoring in a particular discipline that became the standard in American education. His progressive reputation in education derived principally from his insistence on integrating social classes at Harvard and preventing students of wealthy backgrounds from living apart from their less wealthy peers, a position for which he was sometimes termed "a traitor to his class." He recognized the university's obligation to serve the surrounding community in making college courses available to and putting college degrees within the reach of local schoolteachers.

He took the progressive side on certain public issues as well. He demonstrated outspoken support for academic freedom during World War I and played a prominent role in urging the public to support American participation in the League of Nations following the war, yet his Harvard years saw two public disputes in which he argued for compromising basic principles of justice for the sake of his own personal vision of Harvard's mission with respect to assimilating non-traditional students. In one instance, he tried to limit Jewish enrollment to 15% of the student body. In the other, he tried to ban African-American students from living in the Freshman Halls when all of Harvard's new students were required to room there. In both cases the Harvard Board of Overseers insisted on the consistent application of liberal principles and overruled him. One historian summarized his complex personality and legacy with these words: "He played many characters—the rich man of simple tastes, the gentleman who loathed gentlemanly C's, the passionate theorist of democracy whose personal conduct was suavely autocratic."

The interplay of democratic and patrician instincts, his insistence on defending his positions when others found them indefensible, made him hard for his contemporaries to grasp. As one historian posed the question: "How could a consensus form around one who exasperated his friends as as he confounded his enemies." Lowell was born on December 13, 1856, in Boston, the second son of Augustus Lowell and Katherine Bigelow Lowell. His mother was a cousin of architect Charles H. Bigelow. A member of the Brahmin Lowell family, his siblings included the poet Amy Lowell, the astronomer Percival Lowell, Elizabeth Lowell Putnam, an early activist for prenatal care, they were the great-grandchildren of John Lowell and, on their mother's side, the grandchildren of Abbott Lawrence. Lowell graduated from Noble and Greenough School in 1873 and attended Harvard College where he presented a thesis for honors in mathematics that addressed using quaternions to treat quadrics and graduated in 1877. While at Harvard, he was a member of the Hasty Pudding.

He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1880 and practiced law from 1880 to 1897 in partnership with his cousin, Francis Cabot Lowell, with whom he wrote Transfer of Stock in Corporations, which appeared in 1884. On June 19, 1879, while a law student, he married a distant cousin, Anna Parker Lowell in King's Chapel in Boston and honeymooned in the Western U. S, his first scholarly publications appeared. Essays on Government appeared in 1889, designed to counter the arguments Woodrow Wilson made in his Congressional Government; the two volumes of Governments and Parties in Continental Europe followed in 1896. Lowell was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joining his father and brother, in 1897, he became a trustee of MIT in 1897. In 1899 Lowell was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society. In 1897, Lowell became lecturer, in 1898, professor of government at Harvard, his publishing career continued with the appearance of Colonial Civil Service in 1900, The Government of England in two volumes in 1908.

In December 1901, Lowell and his wife donated funds anonymously to erect a building housing a large lecture hall, a facility the university lacked at the time. It became the New Lecture Hall, at the corner of Oxford and Kneeland Streets, held a 928-seat auditorium as well as 8 meeting rooms. From early in his professional career, Lowell worried about the role of racial and ethnic minorities in American society; as early as 1887, he wrote of the Irish: "What we need is not to dominate the Irish, but to absorb them... We want them to become rich, send their sons to our colleges, to share our prosperity and our sentiments. We do not want to feel that they are among us and yet not part of us." He believed. Sometime before 1906, he became an honorary vice-president of the Immigration Restriction League, an organization that promoted literacy tests and tightened enforcement of immigration laws. In 1910, he wrote approvingly in private of excluding Chinese immigrants and of Southern states that denied the franchise to black citizens.

Publicly he adopted assimilation as the solution to absorbing other groups, limiting their numbers to levels he believed would allow American society to absorb them without being changed itself, a stance that "fused liberal and racist ideas in making the case for exclusion."In 1909, he became president of the American Political Science Association. Th

Daniel Negers

Daniel Negers is a French professor who has done extensive study of Telugu language and culture. He has translated knowledge of Telugu into French, he taught Telugu language to students of France. Daniel Negers was born in France. Daniel first came to India in 1970's as a tourist and returned to Peddapuram a town in Andhra Pradesh, India in 1983 along with his wife for his field study on a Telugu folk tradition called Burrakatha, he learned to speak and write the local language. He was trained under Devadula Brahmanandam. After the death of Brahmanandam, his companion Allada Rama Rao helped him in completing his research. During his research his family stayed in Peddapuram, he dedicated his book on Burra Katha to Nazar, known for spreading the awareness of this art. He studied the writings of poets like Palkuriki Somana, Gurajada Apparao, Rayaprolu Subbarao, Ravuri Bharadwaja, he translated poems of Vemana into French. He wrote French-Telugu dictionary, he was felicitated by Telugu Association of Netherlands at its Ugadi celebrations, 2014.

Daniel Negers was felicitated on 2015 in Vizag on the occasion of 11th annual Lok Nayak Foundation awards ceremony. He was awarded INR 50,000 for contribution towards the spread of Telugu language and culture

Kenta Hirai

Kenta Hirai is a Japanese competitive swimmer who won the silver medal in the 200 meter butterfly at the 2014 Asian Games. He won the silver medal in the 200 meter butterfly at the 2013 Summer Universiade, the gold medal in the same event at the 2011 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, he has an additional 2 silver medals, both won at the 2001 Junior World Championships, in the 100 meter butterfly and the 4x100 meter medley relay. He has won a total of 5 international medals, with 4 silver. In 2011, Hirai competed at the 2011 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, he won a gold medal in the 200 meter butterfly and a silver in the 4x100 meter medley relay and the 4x100 meter butterfly. In 2012, Hirai competed at the 2012 FINA Swimming World Cup, he finished 4th in the 200 meter butterfly. Hirai competed in the 2012 FINA Short Course Swimming World Championships, he competed in the 200 meter freestyle heats. In the men's 100 meter butterfly heats, he finished 37th, he competed in the 4x200 meter freestyle relay heat, finishing 5th, the 50 meter butterfly heat, finishing 39th.

At the 2013 Summer Universiade, Hirai competed in the 4x100 meter freestyle and the 200 meter butterfly. He finished 5th in the 4x100 meter freestyle, won the silver medal in the 200 meter butterfly. Hirai competed in the 2013 FINA Swimming World Cup, he swam in the 4x50 medley relay. He competed in the 100 meter butterfly, finishing 6th, the 4x100 meter freestyle, finishing 7th. In the 2014, Hirai competed at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in the 100 meter butterfly, finishing 7th. Hirai went on to compete in the 2014 Asian Games, winning the silver medal in the 200 meter butterfly. In October 2014, Hirai competed in the 2014 FINA Swimming World Cup, he swam in the 200 meter butterfly. In 2016, Hirai competed in the 2016 FINA Swimming World Cup. Http://


The Magnoliaceae are a flowering plant family, the magnolia family, in the order Magnoliales. It consists of two subfamilies: Magnolioideae, of which Magnolia is the best-known genus, Liriodendroidae, a monogeneric subfamily, of which Liriodendron is the only genus. Unlike most angiosperms, whose flower parts are in whorls, the Magnoliaceae have their stamens and pistils in spirals on a conical receptacle; this arrangement is found in some fossil plants and is believed to be a basal or early condition for angiosperms. The flowers have parts not distinctly differentiated into sepals and petals, while angiosperms that evolved tend to have distinctly differentiated sepals and petals; the poorly differentiated perianth parts that occupy both positions are known as tepals. The family has about 219 species and ranges across subtropical eastern North America and Central America, the West Indies, tropical South America and eastern India, Sri Lanka, Malesia, China and Korea; the number of genera in Magnoliaceae is a subject of debate.

Up to 17 have been recognized, including Alcimandra, Manglietia, Pachylarnax, Parakmeria and Yulania. However, many recent studies have opted to merge all genera within subfamily Magnolioideae into the genus Magnolia. Thus, Magnoliaceae would include only two genera and Liriodendron; the monophyly of Magnoliaceae is supported by a number of shared morphological characters among the various genera in the family. Most have bisexual flowers, fragrant and with an elongated receptacle. Leaves are alternate and sometimes lobed; the inflorescence is a showy flower with indistinguishable petals and sepals. Sepals range from six to many. Carpels are numerous, on an elongated receptacle or torus; the fruit is an etario of follicles which become appressed as they mature and open along the abaxial surface. Seeds have a fleshy color that ranges from red to orange. Magnoliaceae flowers are beetle pollinated, except for Liriodendron, bee pollinated; the carpels of Magnolia flowers are thick to avoid damage by beetles that land and feast on them.

The seeds of Magnolioideae are bird-dispersed. Due to its great age, the geographical distribution of the Magnoliaceae has become disjunct or fragmented as a result of major geologic events such as ice ages, continental drift, mountain formation; this distribution pattern has isolated some species, while keeping others in close contact. Extant species of the Magnoliaceae are distributed in temperate and tropical Asia from the Himalayas to Japan and southwest through Malaysia and New Guinea. Asia is home to about two-thirds of the species in Magnoliaceae, with the remainder of the family spread across the Americas with temperate species extending into southern Canada and tropical elements extending into Brazil and the West Indies. Due to the family-wide morphological similarity, no consensus has yet emerged on the number of genera in the family; the development of DNA sequencing at the end of the 20th century had a profound impact on the research of phylogenetic relationships within the family.

The employment of ndhF and cpDNA sequences has refuted many of the traditionally accepted phylogenetic relationships within the Magnoliaceae. For example, the genera Magnolia and Michelia were shown to be paraphyletic when the remaining four genera of the Magnolioideae are split out. In fact many of the subgenera have been found to be paraphyletic. Although no resolved phylogeny for the family has yet been determined, these technological advances have allowed systematists to broadly circumscribe major lineages; as a whole, the Magnoliaceae are not an economically significant family. With the exception of ornamental cultivation, the economic significance of magnolias is confined to the use of wood from certain timber species and the use of bark and flowers from several species believed to possess medicinal qualities; the wood of the American tuliptree, Liriodendron tulipifera and the wood of the cucumbertree magnolia, Magnolia acuminata, and, to a lesser degree, that of the Frasier magnolia, Magnolia fraseri, are harvested and marketed collectively as "yellow poplar."

This is a lightweight and exceptionally fine-grained wood, lending itself to precision woodworking for purposes such as pipe organ building. Magnolias have a rich cultural tradition in China, where references to their healing qualities go back thousands of years; the Chinese have long used the bark of Magnolia officinalis, a magnolia native to the mountains of China with large leaves and fragrant white flowers, as a remedy for cramps, abdominal pain, nausea and indigestion. Certain magnolia flowers, such as the buds of Magnolia liliiflora, have been used to treat chronic respiratory and sinus infections and lung congestion. Magnolia bark has become incorporated into alternative medicine in the west, where tablets made from the bark of M. officinalis have been marketed as an aid for anxiety, allergies and weight loss. Compounds found in magnolia bark might have antibacterial and antifungal properties, but no large-scale study on the health effects of magnolia bark or flowers has yet been conducted.

Hunt, D.. 1998. Magnolias and their allies. International Dendrology Society & Magnolia Society. ISBN 0-9517234-8-0 Cicuzza, D. Newton, A. and Oldfield, S. 2007. The Red List of Magnoliaceae Flora &

Hip neu Sgip?

Hip neu Sgip? is an S4C room makeover Welsh television programme for children. It is shown on Stwnsh. Commissioned by Siwan Jobbins in 2004 from an idea by Fflic production staff, Hip neu Sgip? was a vehicle for Alex Jones and a series of young designers. Concentrating on bedrooms, Hip neu Sgip? Expanded into large-scale projects in late 2008 by overhauling the Children's Ward play room at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. In 2011, Hip neu Sgip? was re-branded as Hip neu Sgip?: Yn erbyn y cloc. It aired as eight 1 hour-long programmes. Alun Williams became the presenter and the team, including designer Leah Hughes and handymen, Iwan Llechid Owen, Gwyn Eiddior Parry and Ioan Thomas took on community-based challenges all over Wales, they used a number of suppliers from all over the UK ranging from major suppliers such as Litecraft to smaller ones like L&S Prints. 05/01/11: Ffostrasol Football Club, Ffostrasol 12/01/11: Ysgol y Strade, Llanelli 19/01/11: CeLL, Blaenau Ffestiniog 26/01/11: Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi, Cardigan 02/02/11: Bontnewydd Community Hall, Caernarfon 09/02/11: Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi, Llandysul 16/02/11: The Urdd Centre, Aberdare 23/02/11: The Tabernacle Chapel Vestry, Llanrwst Alex Jones Alun Williams

Blood of Dracula

Blood of Dracula is a 1957 black-and-white horror film directed by Herbert L. Strock and starring Sandra Harrison, Louise Lewis and Gail Ganley. Released by American International Pictures in November 1957, it is one of two follow-up films to AIP's box office hit I Was a Teenage Werewolf; the film was released theatrically in 1957 on a double feature. Six weeks after the death of her mother, Nancy Perkins' father marries Doris and decides to enroll the eighteen-year-old Nancy into a boarding school, the Sherwood School for Girls, they are greeted by the principal, Mrs. Thorndyke, who emphasizes to Nancy that the school is not a corrective institution but a private preparatory school with a good reputation. Nancy is harassed by her dormmates that night and at breakfast the next morning, after Thorndyke introduces Nancy to the girls, their leader, tells Nancy that it was a good thing that she did not mention anything about the way they acted the previous night. Myra tells Nancy about their secret club, "The Birds of Paradise" and introduces her to Eddie, a young groundsman whom the “Birds” take turns dating.

Myra is the assistant for Miss Branding, the school’s chemistry teacher, writing a thesis about her belief that there is a “terrible power,” “strong enough to destroy the world – buried within each of us.” If she can prove this is the case, she hopes that the scientific community will abandon their experiments with nuclear power and other weapons of mass destruction. When Branding tells Myra that she is looking for a special girl on whom to experiment, Myra suggests Nancy. During chemistry class and her friend Nola deliberately switch a chemical in order to burn Nancy, causing her to react violently. Intrigued, Branding talks with Nancy and gains her confidence, she asks Nancy if she may hypnotize her and Nancy agrees. Branding places an amulet from antiquity around her neck, telling Nancy that it came from the Carpathian Mountains region and is capable of healing, as well as destroying – and has the ability to release frightening powers; as Nancy gazes at the amulet, Branding instructs her to always obey her.

Eddie and two local boys and Joe, climb up into the girls' room as they are having Nancy’s initiation party. In a nearby building, Branding hears the noise and, despite the distance, is able to re-hypnotize Nancy, turning her into a vampire; the party is broken up by the disciplinarian Miss Rivers, who sends Nola to the basement to fetch supplies. While in the basement, Nola is killed; the next morning, as police detective-sergeant Stewart investigates the killing, Nancy is unable to wake up until Branding orders her and, when she relates a nightmare she had, Branding orders her to forget it. At police headquarters, the coroner informs Lt. Dunlap that he found two puncture wounds in Nola's jugular vein and that the body was drained of blood. A young assistant to the coroner, Mike who shared a room in med school with “an exchange student from a small town in the Carpathian Mountains", remembers his friend's stories about vampires. Dunlap is unimpressed in the theory; the girls organize a Halloween scavenger hunt in the local cemetery and Nancy is again transformed into a vampire and kills another girl, as well as Tab.

The police subject all the girls in the scavenger hunt to a lie-detector test, Branding is able to alter Nancy's responses to the questions by remote hypnosis. Back at the school, Nancy and frightened by her transformations, begs for Branding's help, but Branding assures her that the experiment will soon be over and that she will be proud of her part in saving mankind from self-destruction; the state threatens to close the school over the unsolved murders and Thorndyke asks Branding to take over some of her duties while she attempts to calm concerned parents. Nancy’s boyfriend from back home, Glenn arrives at the school, alarmed at the news stories of the slaughters but Nancy acts coldly toward him – afraid that she might turn and kill him. Nancy goes to Branding's laboratory and begs Branding to release her from the experiment and from her power, but the obsessed Branding refuses and hypnotizes her again. Nancy once more becomes a vampire this time she attacks Branding, strangling her to death with the amulet’s necklace.

As they struggle, Branding pushes Nancy away, impaling her on a broken piece of furniture, as Glenn and Myra break into the laboratory. After they discover that Branding's written thesis has been destroyed by acid, Thorndyke declares that “those who twist and pervert knowledge for evil only work out their own destruction.” Sandra Harrison as Nancy Perkins Louise Lewis as Miss Branding, chemistry teacher Gail Ganley as Myra Jerry Blaine as Tab Heather Ames as Nola Mary Adams as Mrs. Thorndyke Edna Holland as Miss Rivers, art teacher Thomas B. Henry as Mr. Paul Perkins Jeanne Dean as Mrs. Doris Perkins Don Devlin as Eddie Malcolm Atterbury as Lt. Dunlap Richard Devon as Det. Sgt. Stewart Craig Duncan as Police Officer Carlyle Mitchell as Stanley Mayther Voltaire Perkins as Dr. Lawson Paul Maxwell as Mike, the young doctor Shirley De Lancey as Terry Michael Hall as Glenn Barbara Wilson as Ann Jimmy Hayes as Joe Lynn Alden as Linda The film bears a striking resemblance to AIP’s earlier summer box office hit, I Was a Teenage Werewolf.

With a story and screenplay credit by I Was a Teenage Werewolf writer Ralph Thornton (a pseudonym for AIP producer Herman Cohen and Aben Kandel