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Abd al-Hafid of Morocco

Abdelhafid of Morocco or Mulai Abdelhafid was the Sultan of Morocco from 1908 to 1912 and a member of the Alaouite Dynasty. His younger brother, Abdelaziz of Morocco, preceded him. While Mulai Abdelhafid opposed his brother for giving some concessions to foreign powers, he himself became backed by the French and signed the protectorate treaty giving de facto control of the country to France. After his brother, Abdelaziz appointed him as caliph of Marrakech, Abdelhafid sought to have him overthrown by fomenting distrust over Abdelaziz's European ties, he was aided by older brother of T'hami, one of the Caids of the Atlas. He was assisted in the training of his troops by Andrew Belton, a British officer and veteran of the Second Boer War. For a brief period, Abdelaziz reigned from Rabat while Abdelhafid reigned in Marrakech and Fes was disputed. In 1908 Abdelaziz was defeated in battle. In 1909, Abdelhafid became the recognized leader of Morocco. In 1911, rebellion broke out against the Sultan; this led to the Agadir Crisis known as the Second Moroccan Crisis.

These events led Abdelhafid to abdicate after signing the Treaty of Fes on 30 March 1912, which made Morocco a French protectorate. He signed his abdication only when on the quay in Rabat, with the ship that would take him to France waiting. After an extended visit to France, where he received a great deal of attention from the press, he returned to Morocco and was exiled to the Dar el Makhzen in Tangier, his brother Yusef was proclaimed Sultan by the French administration several months later. Yusef was chosen by some dignitaries of Rabat. Grand Cross of the Legion d'Honneur of France-1909 List of Kings of Morocco History of Morocco Morocco Alaoui dynasty History of Morocco Newspaper clippings about Abd al-Hafid of Morocco in the 20th Century Press Archives of the ZBW

Chaudhry Muhammad Sharif

Justice Chaudhry Muhammad Sharif was a prominent judge of the Lahore High Court in Pakistan. Justice Sharif was born in a village near Hoshiarpur district on March 10, 1928. At the time of partition of India, he was a student in the Government College Hoshiarpur. After migrating to Pakistan, he completed his education from SE College in Bahawalpur and the University of Punjab's Law College in Lahore. After a short phase as a practicing lawyer, he started his career in judiciary as Civil Judge on March 23, 1953 by taking charge in Chakwal. Having served as the District and Session's Judge in Punjab from 1970 to 1980, he took oath as judge of the Lahore High Court on the November 2, 1981 and retired from the High Court on March 10, 1990. Due to his spotless record of dauntless honesty, he was requested by the government to rejoin as a judge of the Special Court for Speedy Trials in Multan where he served till 1994. During his long and illustrious career as a judge, Justice Sharif dealt with thousands of cases and gave several landmark judgments.

Among these, the most prominent judgment was in the high-profile murder case of the former Chief Minister Ghulam Haider Wayne during which he faced and defied tremendous pressures and made a just decision. As a professional judge, Justice Sharif was known for his extraordinary efficiency and speedy decision making. During his tenure as a judge he was five times awarded the All Punjab Certificate for giving judgment on maximum number of court cases, he set the highest standards of honesty and punctuality few could claim. Justice Sharif lived a disciplined life as a devoted Muslim, he was fond of Iqbal's philosophy of self-esteem and faith. He remained an ardent swimmer and won several local tennis championships as a keen tennis player, he died on June 29, 2009 and is buried in Bahawalpur where he lived most of his years in life. Justice Sharif was survived by two sons and two daughters, his autobiography is in final phases of being edited for publication

Henry Wymbs

Henry Wymbs is a radio presenter in the United Kingdom. He presents ‘Irish Eye’, a weekly Irish music programme broadcast from Oxford across BBC Radio Oxford, BBC Radio Berkshire and online via BBC iPlayer. Born on his parents’ farm near Cliffoney in Co. Sligo, the eldest of ten children. Wymbs moved to England in the late 1960s where he forged a successful career with Thames Valley Police. Since retiring from the police force he has been championing Irish music in the UK, first appearing on BBC Radio Oxford in 1996. Wymbs has adult sons. In 1968, Wymbs was working as a garage apprentice when he decided to move to England to join the police force after seeing an advert for recruits in the News of the World, he chose to move to Oxford as it was one of only a handful of forces that he was tall enough to join. He spent 30 years in the force, becoming a plainclothes officer and retiring as a Detective Inspector. Wymbs began his media career writing a newspaper column in the Irish Post for 20 years. During his time with Thames Valley Police, he was appointed press officer and became the face and voice of the service appearing on Sky News, Radio 4 and News at Ten.

He became the regular presenter of Irish Eye on BBC Radio Oxford in 1997 accompanied by fellow Irishwoman, Anne Morris. In more recent years, Wymbs has been joined on air by Sally. In 2016 Wymbs published an autobiographical account of his journey from rural Irish life to becoming a successful radio presenter, A Wymbsical Journey, he was honoured at a civic ceremony in Sligo following the release of his book as a tribute to his work in spreading the culture of Ireland in the UK. He has published a book on hurling

Port of Basra

The Port of Basra known as Al Maqal Port, is an Iraqi port in Basra, situated on the Persian Gulf. The Port of Basra is a port located in downtown Basra City, Iraq, on the banks of the Shatt Al Arab River, 135 kilometers upstream from the mouth of the river, close to many of Iraq's giant oil and gas fields. Latitude: 30°22’ North, Longitude: 47°48’ East; the Port of Basra began operations in 1919, having been constructed under the aegis of the British Army, who occupied Mesopotamia during the First World War. Iraq's first modern port, it was intended by the British to serve as a major commercial and mercantile hub, servicing Basra itself but acting as a valuable economic bridge between Europe and Asia; the Port of Basra ceased to be operational in 1980 due to the Iran–Iraq War. The majority of the combat during that eight-year conflict occurred in southern Iraq along the Iranian border, where the port sustained damage from Iranian missile and artillery attacks; the port experienced a steady decline in operations in the ensuring years closing in 2003.

The Port of Basra has reopened and receives general and containerized cargo. The port has 15 berths of which 11 are operational with a combined wharf length of 2,000 meters. In 2013 NAWAH opened the only containerized terminal at Berth 14. In October 2012, North America Western Asia Holdings announced a formal agreement with the Iraq Ministry of Transport and the General Company for Ports of Iraq to modernize the Port of Basra's Berth 14; the 10-year deal brings in excess of $14 million of private investment into the Port of Basra. Berth 14 was opened on October 27 2013, by Iraq’s Minister of Transport Hadi Al-Amiri. In April 2014, NAWAH Port Management entered into a further, formal agreement with Iraq’s Ministry of Transportation and the General Company for Ports of Iraq to quadruple the size of its existing terminal at the Port of Basra; as part of this 10-year agreement between NPM and the Iraq government, NPM will rehabilitate Berth 13 and incorporate it into its terminal operations at the Port of Basra.

The investment and reconstruction undertaken by NAWAH’s Iraqi-American joint venture subsidiary, NAWAH Port Management, has resulted in the first modern terminal operation at the Port of Basra, servicing containerized cargo, break bulk cargo, project cargo and reefer containers. NAWAH Port Management's terminal at Berth 14 possesses: A 20,000 square meter lay down yard A new administrative headquarters Liebherr 180 Mobile Harbor Crane Liebherr 645 Reachstacker

Foster Business Library

The Foster Business Library is the business library at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. As part of the university system of libraries, it serves the 3,500 students and staff of the Foster School of Business; the 21,500 square-foot facility, which opened in 1997, is located under a garden, beneath an 80-foot-long skylight, on two floors, connected with PACCAR Hall and adjacent to Dempsey Hall and the Bank of America Executive Education Center. The library is located below-ground among the complex of buildings that comprise the Foster School of Business; the main entrance is located on the first floor of PACCAR Hall with an accessible entrance on the lower level. Previous to a 2009 renovation, the library's main entrance had been through the Bank of America Executive Education Center; the library is named in honor of Evelyn W. Foster. A 1928 graduate of the University of Washington Business School, Albert Foster founded Seattle-based investment banking firm Foster & Marshall in 1938.

Evelyn Foster was a 1932 graduate of the University of Washington. Albert and Evelyn were the parents of Michael G. Foster, for whom the Foster School of Business is named. Together, the Fosters established the Foster Foundation in 1984 Made possible by a $3 million gift from the Foster Foundation in 1990, construction began in March 1995 with the library opening on June 23, 1997. A major renovation from 2009 to 2012 reoriented the library entrance through PACCAR Hall and increased seating and group study space. During the fall and spring quarters, the library is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, 1 to 10 p.m. on Sundays. Hours are extended during exam weeks and shortened during the summer quarter, university holidays, between quarters. Foster Library provides computers, scanners, study tables, reservable group study rooms equipped with flat-panel displays; the Foster Library collection supports the study and practice of business management with books and research databases.

The collection includes material that supports professional practice and research in accounting, management, information systems management, international business, operations management, entrepreneurship. Complementary and similar materials are housed in other UW libraries, including Suzzallo-Allen Libraries, Odegaard Undergraduate Library, the libraries at University of Washington Bothell and University of Washington Tacoma. Foster Business Library University of Washington Libraries

Sylvia Lawson

Sylvia Lawson was a journalist and author, known for her support for cinema in Australia through her work with the Sydney Film Festival from its inception in 1954. She wrote a study of The Bulletin and its founder, J. F. Archibald. Lawson was the great-granddaughter of Louisa Lawson. Born in Summer Hill on 12 November 1932, she was the eldest of six daughters, she grew up in semi-rural Ingleburn. After attending Homebush Intermediate School, she completed her secondary education at Fort Street Girls’ High School. Lawson studied arts at the University of Sydney. While at university she began her lifelong involvement in film, joining the Sydney University Film Group. On graduation, Lawson was accepted as a cadet journalist by The Sydney Morning Herald, but was frustrated that women were forced to work only on women’s issues. In 1955 Lawson had to leave that job, she found employment at the Daily Mirror, but that paper frustrated her ambitions. In 1958 Lawson began to contribute to Tom Fitzgerald’s fortnightly publication, Nation as film critic and writing on cinema generally.

She was involved with the Sydney Film Festival from its beginning in 1954, joined the committee and co-curated the 1959 program with Robert Connell. Lawson developed a film course at the University of Sydney, but in 1976 moved to Griffith University in Brisbane to lecture in cinema and media studies. During her time there, she wrote The Archibald Paradox, published by Allen Lane, she moved back to Sydney in 1986 and began to write full-time, contributing to journals in Australia and overseas. For The Archibald Paradox, she was awarded the 1983 Fellowship of Australian Writers' Wilke Award, the Walter McRae Russell Award at the 1984 ASAL Awards and the Non-Fiction award at the 1984 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards. In 2000 Lawson was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Mary Gilmore, Oxford University Press, Vic, 1966, ISBN 9780643106765 The Archibald Paradox: A strange case of authorship, Allen Lane, Vic, 1983, ISBN 0713901454 How Simone de Beauvoir died in Australia: stories and essays, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, NSW, 2002, ISBN 0868405779 The Outside Story, Hardie Grant Books, South Yarra, Vic, 2003, ISBN 1740660714 Demanding the Impossible: Seven essays on resistance, Melbourne University Press, Vic, 2012, ISBN 9780522854855 The Back of Beyond, NSW Currency Press & Canberra National Film & Sound Archive, Sydney, NSW, 2013, ISBN 9780868199757 Lawson died in Carlton, Victoria on 6 November 2017.

She is survived by her children and her sisters