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Alpha Phi Omega

Alpha Phi Omega known as APO, but A-Phi-O and A-Phi-Q is the largest collegiate fraternity in the United States, with chapters at over 350 campuses, an active membership of over 25,000 students, over 400,000 alumni members. There are 250 chapters in the Philippines, one in Australia and one in Canada; the 500,000th member was initiated in the Rho Pi chapter of Alpha Phi Omega at the University of California, San Diego. Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed service fraternity organized to provide community service, leadership development, social opportunities for college students; the purpose of the fraternity is "to assemble college students in a National Service Fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from the Scout Oath and Scout Law of the Boy Scouts of America. Alpha Phi Omega's primary focus is to provide volunteer service within four areas: service to the community, service to the campus, service to the fraternity, service to the nation and world. Being a service organization, the fraternity restricts its chapters from maintaining fraternity houses to serve as residences for their members.

Alpha Phi Omega does not restrict its members from being members of any other organization. Alpha Phi Omega was founded on December 16, 1925, at Lafayette College, on the 2nd floor of Brainerd Hall, located in Easton, Pennsylvania. APO was founded by Frank Reed Horton and 13 other students who were former Boy Scouts and scouters, as a way to continue participating in the ideals of Scouting at the college level; these founding brothers were Frank Reed Horton, Everett William Probst, Ephraim Moyer Detwiler Jr. Thane Sanford Cooley, William Taylor Wood, Lewis Burnett Blair, Gordon Minnier Looney, Donald LeRoy Terwilliger, William Weber Highberger, Robert Jefferson Green, Donald H. Fritts, Ellsworth Stewart Dobson, George Axel Olsen, Herbert Heinrich. Six advisors were inducted: Lafayette President John H. MacCracken, Dean Donald B. Prentice, Professors D. Arthur Hatch and Harry T. Spengler; the founders insisted that all those gaining membership must pledge to uphold the fraternity's three cardinal principles of Leadership and Service.

Of these important founding members, a few made notable and important contributions to APO that are still recognizde today. Everett Probst designed the pin and coat of arms, Thane S. Cooley suggested the hand clasp during the toast song, Elsworth Dobson & Gordon M. Looney helped write the constitution and bylaws. Alpha Phi Omega became a national fraternity on January 11, 1927, with the founding of Beta chapter at University of Pittsburgh. Horton served as Supreme Grand Master from the founding of the fraternity until the 1931 convention. A total of 18 chapters were founded during this period. At the 1931 convention, H. Roe Bartle was elected as Supreme Grand Master and served through World War II, stepping down at the 1946 convention. During his time as president, the number of chapters grew to 109. Early in his term, Alpha Phi Omega was formally recognized by the Boy Scouts of America; the most rapid growth of the fraternity was in the post-war years. By 1950, Alpha Phi Omega had 227 chapters in the United States.

The first chapter outside the US was organized in the Philippines that year. Many Filipinos were active in the Boy Scouts. Sol Levy, an APO member from University of Washington and Professional Scouter introduced the organization to Filipino Scouts. Librado I. Ureta, a graduate student at Far Eastern University in Manila, was among the audience. Inspired by Levy's words, he read the publications and shared them with fellow Eagle Scouts and students on the FEU campus, he asked their opinion about Levy's desire and the response was good. On March 2, 1950, the Alpha Phi Omega International Service Fraternity was chartered on campus. Alpha Phi Omega grew in the Philippines. By its third year, seven chapters had been chartered at Manila and Visayan schools and it was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a nonstock and nondividend corporation. Alpha Phi Omega Inc. was the first branch of the fraternity to be chartered outside the USA. The fraternity was opened to women in 1976. All members are called "Brothers," regardless of gender.

The Fraternity views "Brothers" as a gender-neutral term. Before women were allowed to join, several smaller sororities, parallel in ideals but independent in structure, were formed for women, Camp Fire Girls or Girl Scouts, including Gamma Sigma Sigma and Omega Phi Alpha. Several Alpha Phi Omega chapters had started "little sister" groups; the first step in paving the way for women to join Alpha Phi Omega was the Constitutional Convention in 1967, which removed the requirement that members have affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America. Starting at the 1970 National Convention, co-ed membership was sponsored by Zeta Chapter and co-sponsored by several other chapters but failed to reach the two-thirds majority at the National Conventions, required to alter the organization's bylaws. Zeta went coed that year with B. Hesselmyer being the first official woman in the national fraternity with the knowledge and help of a past national president and a current board member; some chapters went

French destroyer Bambara

The French destroyer Bambara was one of a dozen Arabe-class destroyers built for the French Navy in Japan during the First World War. Couhat, Jean Labayle. French Warships of World War I. London: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0445-5. Gardiner, Robert & Gray, eds.. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships: 1906–1921. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-907-3. Garier, Gérard. "Les torpilleurs d'escadre français de construction japonaise: Le type'Algérien'". Navires & Historie. Lela Presse. 06: 33–51. ISSN 1280-4290. Roche, Jean-Michel. "Classement par types". Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours 2, 1870 - 2006. Toulon: Roche. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.

I Am a Strange Loop

I Am a Strange Loop is a 2007 book by Douglas Hofstadter, examining in depth the concept of a strange loop to explain the sense of "I". The concept of a strange loop was developed in his 1979 book Gödel, Bach. In the end, we are self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in mirages that are little miracles of self-reference. Hofstadter had expressed disappointment with how Gödel, Bach, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1980 for general nonfiction, was received. In the preface to its 20th-anniversary edition, Hofstadter laments that the book was perceived as a hodgepodge of neat things with no central theme, he states: "GEB is a personal attempt to say how it is that animate beings can come out of inanimate matter. What is a self, how can a self come out of stuff, as selfless as a stone or a puddle?"Hofstadter seeks to remedy this problem in I Am a Strange Loop by focusing and expounding on the central message of Gödel, Bach. He demonstrates how the properties of self-referential systems, demonstrated most famously in Gödel's incompleteness theorems, can be used to describe the unique properties of minds.

As an exploration of the sense of "I", Hofstadter explores his own life, those to whom he has been close. Hofstadter, Douglas R. I Am a Strange Loop, Basic Books, ISBN 0465008372 Strange loop Feedback loop Identity: in particular, the Ship of Theseus paradox Klein bottle Möbius strip Russell's paradox

Rubén Rochina

Rubén Rochina Naixes is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Levante UD as a winger or a forward. Rochina began his professional career with Barcelona B before joining Blackburn Rovers in 2011, spending three years with the club that included two loan spells, at Zaragoza and Rayo Vallecano. Born in Sagunto, Valencian Community, Rochina arrived at FC Barcelona's youth system at the age of 13, after starting his development with local Valencia CF. Whilst still a junior, he appeared in 13 games for Barcelona's reserves in Segunda División B, playing three times in the 2009–10 season as Luis Enrique's side returned to the Segunda División after an 11-year absence. On 31 January 2011, without having appeared for Barcelona's first team, Rochina joined Premier League team Blackburn Rovers on a four-year deal. On 11 February he scored twice for the reserves against Newcastle United's reserves, in a 4–4 draw. On 16 April 2011, Rochina made his league debut for his new club, starting in a 2–0 away loss against Everton.

On 24 August he scored his first competitive goal for Rovers, just five minutes into the League Cup match against Sheffield Wednesday, added a second in a 3–1 home win. Rochina scored his first league goal for Blackburn on 11 September, in a 1–1 away draw against Fulham. In the next game he provided an assist in a 4–3 home victory over Arsenal, appeared in 18 matches during the campaign as the team was relegated. On 1 September 2012, Rochina scored a back-heeled goal to equalise six minutes from time in a 3–3 draw at Leeds United, he spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Real Zaragoza. He made his La Liga debut on 3 February 2013 as a 74th-minute substitute in a 1–1 away draw with Málaga CF, scored his first goal in the competition on 27 April to help defeat RCD Mallorca 3–2 at La Romareda, as the Aragonese suffered relegation after finishing bottom. On the opening day of the 2013–14 Championship season, Rochina dislocated his shoulder during the fixture against Derby County. After surgery, he missed the next three months of the campaign, on 20 January 2014 he returned to the Spanish top flight on loan, this time to Rayo Vallecano.

His first appearance came six days in a 4–2 home loss to Atlético Madrid in which he played 34 minutes. On 3 August 2014, Rochina signed a four-year deal with Granada CF for an undisclosed fee, he scored two goals in his first year, the second being a 50-meter lob in a 3–0 away win over Real Sociedad. Rochina netted six times in 2015–16 as Los Nazaríes again avoided relegation, including a late equaliser for a 2–2 draw in the Derby of eastern Andalusia away to Málaga CF on 28 November 2015. On 20 July 2016, Rochina moved abroad for a second time when Russian Premier League side FC Rubin Kazan triggered his €10 million release clause and offered to treble his wages – Blackburn were due 15% of the receipt, he returned to his homeland on 31 January 2018, joining Levante UD on loan until the end of the season. Following his loan, Rochina signed a three-year contract with Levante on 4 July 2018. Rochina was capped for Spain at under-17, under-18 and under-19 levels, for a total of 17 caps and eight goals.

As of match played 14 May 2016 Spain U17 UEFA European Under-17 Championship: 2008 Rubén Rochina at BDFutbol Rubén Rochina at Futbolme Rubén Rochina at Soccerbase


RealVNC is a company that provides remote access software. The software consists of a server and client application for the Virtual Network Computing protocol to control another computer's screen remotely. Andy Harter and other members of the original VNC team at AT&T founded RealVNC Limited in 2002; the automotive division of RealVNC spun out as a separate company in 2018. For a desktop-to-desktop connection RealVNC runs on Windows, on Mac OS X, on many Unix-like operating systems. A list of supported platforms can be found on the website. A RealVNC client runs on the Java platform and on the Apple iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and Google Android devices. A Windows-only client, VNC Viewer Plus is available, designed to interface to the embedded server on Intel AMT chipsets found on Intel vPro motherboards. For remote access to view one computer desktop on another, RealVNC requires one of three subscriptions: Home – free registration and activation required Professional – commercial version geared towards home or small-business users, with authentication and encryption, remote printing and file transfer Enterprise – commercial version geared towards enterprises, with enhanced authentication and encryption, remote printing, file transfer, command-line deploymentAs of release 4.3, separate versions of both the Personal and Enterprise editions exist for 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

Release 4.6 included features such as HTTP proxy support, chat, an address book, remote printing, unicode support, connection notification. Users must activate each of the server versions. With the release of VNC 5.0 late December 2013, RealVNC software editions used a single binary which superseded VNC Enterprise Edition and VNC Personal Edition. In November 2016, RealVNC released the updated version of their software, now called VNC Connect; the new version introduces a cloud connection option using a subscription-based pricing model. Users can choose between three subscription levels. Home and Professional subscriptions are cloud connections only; the Enterprise subscription supports hybrid connections that include the traditional direct connections and/or cloud connections. RealVNC clients using vncviewer can run in full-screen mode; the server component of RealVNC allows a computer to be remotely controlled by another computer. RealVNC uses the RFB protocol, it defaults to TCP port 5900. When making a connection over the Internet, the user must open this port in the local firewall as well as configure port forwarding to forward TCP Port 5900 to the local machine address if behind a NAT Router.

As an alternative, one can tunnel VNC through SSH, avoiding the opening of additional ports and automatically traversing the NAT router. SSH provides encryption of the connection between the VNC server and viewer. After proposing remote access interface for Weston in October 2013, RealVNC published a Wayland developer preview in July 2014; the VNC protocol is pixel based. Although this leads to great flexibility, it is less efficient than solutions that have a better understanding of the underlying graphic layout, like X11; those protocols send graphic primitives or high-level commands in a simpler form, whereas RFB just sends the raw pixel data. Official website

Mimi Pollak

Maria Helena "Mimi" Pollak was a Swedish actress and theatre director. Maria Helena Pollak was born in Karlstad, Värmland to Austrian-Jewish parents and was trained in the performing arts at the prestigious Dramatens elevskola in Stockholm 1922-24. Pollak worked in the 1920s and 1930s as a film actress and as stage actress on Helsingborg City Theatre and The Blanche Theatre, but she returned as an actress to Royal Dramatic Theatre 1942. Pollak became in 1948 the first contracted female director at the Dramaten with the production of Jean Genet's Jungfruleken, starring Anita Björk and Maj-Britt Nilsson in the leads. Pollak became a successful director at Dramaten and staged altogether 60 plays at the national stage over the years, she appeared since her 1922 debut in the film Amatörfilmen in about 30 TV productions. Notable film roles are her supporting parts in Schamyl Bauman's film comedy Skolka skolan, in Vilgot Sjöman's Klänningen, in Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata as the piano teacher, in Flight of the Eagle, starring Max von Sydow and directed by Jan Troell and in the popular Swedish TV mystery Agnes Cecilia - en sällsam historia, adapted from the successful books by Maria Gripe.

She made a stage comeback in 1991, age 87, in Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Sometimes credited as Mimmi Pollak, Mimi Pollack or Mimmi Pollack. Pollak attended the Royal Dramatic Theatre school in Stockholm, Sweden with fellow actress Greta Garbo from 1922 to 1924. Garbo moved to the US in 1925 and Pollak married in 1927 and had children, although they did maintain contact for over 60 years, their relationship and letters are portrayed in the Swedish book Djävla älskade unge!, written by Po Tin Andersén Axell, in Garbo's personal writings, released in Sweden the same year. Pollak was married 1927-1938 to Swedish actor Nils Lundell. 1991 – Agnes Cecilia - en sällsam historia 1986 – Amorosa 1985 - August Strindberg ett liv 1982 – The Flight of the Eagle 1978 – Autumn Sonata 1979 – I frid och värdighet 1979 - Christopher's House 1971 – Emil i Lönneberga 1965 – Nattmara 1955 – Mord, lilla vän 1951 – Sommarlek 1949 – Skolka skolan 1949 – Bara en mor 1949 – Gatan 1947 – Den långa vägen 1947 – Supé för två 1942 – Lågor i dunklet 1942 – Vi hemslavinnor 1941 – Spökreportern 1940 – Med dej i mina armar 1940 – One, But a Lion!

1926 – Sven Klingas levnadsöde 1923 – Andersson, Pettersson och Lundström 1922 – Amatörfilmen Pollak, Mimi. Teaterlek: memoarer. Stockholm: Askild & Kärnekull. ISBN 91-7008-632-X. Mimi Pollak on IMDb Mimi Pollak