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Anna Ford

Anna Ford is an English former journalist, television presenter and newsreader. She first worked as a researcher, news reporter and newsreader for Granada Television, ITN, the BBC. Ford helped launch the British breakfast television broadcaster TV-am, she retired from broadcast news presenting in April 2006 and was a non-executive director of Sainsbury's until the end of 2012. Ford now lives in her home town of Gloucestershire. Ford was born in Gloucestershire to parents who were both West End actors, her father had declined an offer from Samuel Goldwyn to work in Hollywood, her mother, Jean had worked with Alec Guinness. Her father John became ordained as an Anglican priest and took Ford and her four brothers to live at Eskdale in the Lake District, she went to primary school at St Ursula's School, Wigton to Wigton Grammar School. After her father became the parish priest at St Martin's Church in Brampton she moved to the White House Grammar School. Ford received a BA degree in economics from the Victoria University of Manchester and was president of the university's students' union from 1966 to 1967.

Ford worked as a teacher for four years, including teaching Provisional Irish Republican Army prisoners at the Her Majesty's Prison Maze in Northern Ireland for two years. She was an Open University social studies tutor in Belfast for two years. Ford was thirty by the time she joined Granada Television as a researcher in 1974, she was told she was too old to be a newsreader, but became a reporter and newsreader on Granada Reports. She joined the BBC in January 1977, but only after several months as security clearance from MI5 was required because she was living with a former communist, worked on Man Alive and Tomorrow's World. In February 1978, Ford moved to ITN, was faced with abandoned legal threats from the BBC for breaking her contract. Future colleague Reginald Bosanquet said at the time: "I have never been averse to working with ladies... I do not know Anna but I have heard that she is a competent and professional lady." Ford remains fond of his memory, they formed a good professional relationship.

Ford began presenting ITV's News at One in March and the 5:45PM bulletin, but within two months had become the first female newscaster on News at Ten. In 1981, she left ITN to join the presenting team of the soon-to-launch TV-am. ITN were bidding for the breakfast franchise themselves and had positioned Ford as the lead anchor in their bid, unaware that she was involved with another bidder; when her subterfuge was exposed, ITN terminated her contract and publicly criticized her dishonesty and disloyalty. Her tenure at TV-am was short lived in part due to fierce competition from the BBC's casually styled Breakfast Time; the loss of viewers resulted in a relaunch, perceived as "dumbing-down" of the station, only three months after the station's launch, Ford was dismissed from TV-am due to her on-air support for chairman Peter Jay and because she refused to stand down from Good Morning Britain when the ratings slumped. Ford was involved in an incident at a party in which she threw her wine over Jonathan Aitken to express her outrage over his involvement in her sacking from the channel.

Ford rejoined the BBC in 1986, becoming part of the presentation team for both BBC One's Six O'Clock News and the BBC Radio 4 Today programme in 1993. From 1999, she fronted the relaunched One O'Clock News. In 1996, Ford was accused of bias when hosting a discussion on treatment of men during divorce cases on the Today programme; the three-minute discussion featured feminist barrister Elizabeth Woodcraft and Neil Lyndon, a critic of feminism, with Ford allowing Woodcraft to speak for more than two minutes of the three-minute feature. Lyndon received an apology for his treatment on the programme and Ford, herself a feminist, was reprimanded by Rod Liddle the programme's editor. On 30 October 2005, Ford announced she would retire from broadcasting in April 2006 to pursue other interests while she "still has the interest and energy", she talked about ageism, stating: I might have been shovelled off into News 24 to the sort of graveyard shift, I wouldn't have wanted to do that because it wouldn't have interested me.

I think when you reflect on the people who they're bringing in and they're all much younger. I think. I think that's one of the reasons why they're being employed." Ford presented her last One O'Clock News on 27 April 2006, signing off by introducing a compilation of clips of her career. On 2 May 2006, J Sainsbury plc, the UK supermarket group, announced Ford was joining the company as a non-executive director, she is the Chair of Sainsbury's board's Corporate Responsibility Committee. On 17 December 2001, she was installed as Chancellor of the Victoria University of Manchester; when the Victoria University of Manchester merged with the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology on 1 October 2004 to create the new University of Manchester, she became its Co-Chancellor along with Sir Terry Leahy. On 22 April 2006, Ford received an honorary doctorate from the University of St Andrews, nominated by Sir Menzies Campbell, she completed her term and Tom Bloxham succeeded her as sole Chancellor on 1 August 2008.

Ford is one of many guest hosts to have taken the chair for the satirical news quiz Have I Got News for You. Ford had an early marriage to Alan Bittles, although this dissolved before her television career and, in the late 1979, she was engaged to Jon Snow, a colleague at

Hawthorn School for Girls

Hawthorn School for Girls is a private, all-girls school located in Toronto, Ontario and offers a Catholic education. It was established in 1989. Hawthorn is a part of the Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Athletic Association, a member of Canadian Accredited Independent Schools. Hawthorn admits from preschool to grade 12. Students take part in various out of school activities, such as the Ontario Classics Conference and The Canadian Independent Schools Music Festival. Students are encouraged to participate in service projects, school plays, musicals and sleep-away camps, as these are all opportunities available to students as part of their basic curriculum. An additional highlight to Upper School students are trips to such places as Rome; the Rome trip, which occurs every three years, allows students to visit Italy for a cultural spring break immersion, to be part of many of the things they have studied and learned about only at an academic level. The Peru trip began in 2010 over March Break.

They worked with mothers and their children, planting gardens, teaching hygiene to the children through play, helping in the village in small ways. The Peru trip was such a success; the Hawthorn curriculum is based on the classical liberal arts tradition. Hawthorn School for Girls offers Advanced Placement courses in Statistics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, American History. Upper School The Upper School accommodates students from Grades 8 to 12. Emphasis is placed on the humanities as well as on the sciences. Courses in Latin, moral theology and history are mandatory for Catholic and non Catholic students, it has an enriched visual arts programme. Lower School In grades 1-7, the curriculum focuses on phonetic and mathematics skills. Junior Program There is a Co-ed Junior Program, suitable for children ranging from pre-school to Senior Kindergarten. Educating the whole person is part of Hawthorn’s philosophy of education. Extra-curricular sports provide opportunities for students to develop their physical capacities, as well as providing balance to the rigor of academics and an arena for character development.

School teams compete in the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association and comply with the CISAA Constitution and Sport Guidelines. Girls in grade 4 and up can join the competitive teams such as, Cross Country, Basketball and Field. Hawthorn participates in CISMF, the Classics Conference. Hawthorn has many clubs for Upper School Students, such as: Student Council, Math Club, French Club, Spanish Club, Athletic Council, Yearbook Club, The Veritas Student Newspaper, Hawthorn Ties School Newsletter. Hawthorn has concerts and performances such as: Christmas Concert, Spring Concert, CISMF Concert at Roy Thomson Hall, School Play, Grandparent's Day, French Cafe; the basic uniform for girls in junior kindergarten to grade 5 is a navy blue tunic with the school crest, worn over a crested dress shirt. Students in grade 6 and 7 wear a Mackenzie plaid kilt or gray dress pants with a crested dress shirt and v-neck navy blue sweater or vest sweater. A tie is added on Number 1 Dress Days. Students grade 8 and up wear a similar uniform to grade 6 and 7, but a school blazer is worn, an optional French-cut blouse.

On Number One Dress Days, students either add the tie and blazer to their uniform. These are days of performance, or a school Mass.. School website

Palais Bourbon

The Palais Bourbon serves as a meeting place of the French National Assembly, the lower legislative chamber of the French government. It is located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, on the left bank of the Seine, across from the Place de la Concorde; the Palace was built beginning in 1722 for Louise Françoise de Bourbon, the duchesse de Bourbon, the legitimized daughter of Louis XIV and the Marquise de Montespan. Four successive architects, Lorenzo Giardini, Pierre Cailleteau, Jean Aubert and Jacques Gabriel completed the house in 1728, it was nationalized during the French Revolution, from 1795 to 1799, during the Directory, it was the meeting place of the Council of Five Hundred, which chose the government leaders. Beginning in 1806, during Napoleon's First French Empire, Bernard poyet's Neoclassical facade was added to mirror that of Church of the Madeleine, facing it across the Seine and the Place de la Concorde; the Palace complex today has a floor area of 124,000m², with over 9500 rooms, in which 3000 people work.

The complex includes the Hôtel de Lassay, on the west side of the Palais Bourbon. The palace was built for Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon, the Duchess of Bourbon, the legitimised daughter of Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan. Begun in 1722 and finished in 1726, it was located in what was a rural quarter at the edge of Paris, about to become a fashionable residential neighborhood, the Faubourg Saint-Germain; until that time, the area, called the Pré-au-Clercs, a wooded area popular for fighting duels. After the death of Louis XIV in 1715, following the example of the Regent, the aristocracy began to move their residences from Versailles back to Paris. Building space land was scarce in the traditional residential area of the nobility, the densely-populated Marais, so the aristocracy of the Regency looked for land with space for gardens at the edges of the city, either near the Champs-Élysées on the right bank or on the left bank; the Duchess of Bourbon had been known for frivolity at the Court in Versailles, but by the 1720s she had had seven children and was widowed.

The reputed lover of the Duchess, Armand de Madaillan de Lesparre, the Count of Lassy proposed the site of the palace to her. The parcel of land for the new palace was large, extending from the Seine to the rue de l'Université; the original plan called for a country residence surrounded by gardens, modeled after the Grand Trianon Palace at Versailles, designed by Jules Hardouin Mansart, the chief architect of Louis XIV. The Italian architect Lorenzo Giardini made the first plan, but he died in 1722, having made little but the first sketches; the project was taken over by Pierre Cailleteau known as Lassurance, an assistant to Hardouin-Mansart. Cailleteau had worked on the palace of Versailles and Les Invalides, knew the royal style well, but he died in 1724, he was replaced by Jean Aubert a former assistant of Hardouin-Mansart. Aubert had built one of the grandest projects of the time, the stables of the royal residence at Chantilly. In the meanwhile, the construction of the neighbouring Hôtel de Lassay had begun, following a plan by another noted architect, Jacques Gabriel, the designer of the buildings around the Place de la Concorde.

Both buildings were finished in 1728. Both the Palais Bourbon and the Hôtel de Lassay were in the Italian style, with roofs hidden by balustrades and invisible from street level; the Palais Bourbon was in a U-shape. The main building was parallel with two wings enclosing a courtyard; the entrance to the courtyard and building was on the Rue de la Université. The entrance to the courtyard had an ornate archway, flanked by two pavilions; the Hôtel de Lassay was rectangular, more modest in size. The two buildings had identical facades facing the Seine; the facades featured alternating columns and windows, decoration on the themes of the seasons, the elements, fitting for the daughter of the Sun King, about Apollo. The space between the buildings, between the buildings and the Seine, was filled with gardens. In addition to the large reception rooms, the interior of the house had many small salons which could be arranged for a variety of purposes, it had a novelty for buildings of the period. None of the original apartments of the Duchess survive.

The Duchesse de Bourbon died in 1743, De Lassay died in 1750. The Palace was purchased by Louis XV, who seems to have wished to include it in the plan of the new place Royale which he was building on the other side of the river, but in 1756 he sold it to grandson of the Duchess, Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, a military hero in the just-concluded Seven Years' War. The Prince decided to rebuild it, turning it from a country house into a monumental palace, in the new classical revival style. With this end in mind, in 1768 he purchased the neighboring Hôtel de Lassay, planned to make the two buildings into one. A new plan was drawn by Marie-Joseph Peyre, whose style was based on archeological studies of ancient Rome and Greece. Peyre's other neoclassical works included the Odéon Theater. Several different architects were engaged in the project, including for Jacques-Germain Soufflot and Charpentier. For the neoclassical palace of the Prince, the entrance on rue Université was replaced by a larger and more impressive gate, framed by a gallery of columns.


Index of branches of science

Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. Modern science is divided into three major branches that consist of the natural sciences, which study nature in the broadest sense. There is disagreement, however, on the formal sciences being a science as they do not rely on empirical evidence. Disciplines that use science, such as engineering and medicine, are described as applied sciences. Acarology – study of mites and ticks Accountancy – measurement, analyzing and communication of financial information about economic entity and activities Aceology – science of remedies, or of therapeutics. Acology – study of medical remedies Acoustics – science of sound Adenology – study of glands Aedoeology – science of generative organs Aerobiology – study of airborne organisms Aerodonetics – science or study of gliding Aerodynamics – dynamics of gases.

Tongogara Refugee Camp

Tongogara Refugee Camp is a refugee camp located near Chipinge, about 420 km southeast of Harare. It was established in 1984 after Zimbabwe had become independent from Great Britain, took in refugees from Mozambique who were fleeing from the war between the government and the Mozambican National Resistance Movement, it is estimated that as many as 58,000 refugees had occupied the camp in 1994. After 1995, many of its members returned to Mozambique, the camp closed. In 2017, the population of the camp was about 10,000; the camp has been supported by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for housing and clothing, by United Nations World Food Program for money and food, UNICEF for hygiene and sanitation, other organizations such as Terre des hommes in Italy for health care and education. Geographical coordinates -20.349785, 32.309918. In the early 1990s, it was estimated about 60,000 people resided at the camp. In 2007, the populace was about 2,673. In 2010, about 3,200 people were housed at the camp.

In 2017, it was estimated that about 8,982 of the 10,563 refugees to Zimbabwe have resided at the camp, with 6,713 from Democratic Republic of Congo, 842 from Mozambique. Other countries include Burundi, Somalia, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Sudan, Syria and South Africa. Tongogara Primary School was established within the camp, in 2017, the school had 1,694 students, it is home to a secondary school. Tongogara Primary School is a primary school in the Tongogara Refugee Camp in Zimbabwe; the school is situated 18 km along the dusty road. It is one of the few schools to have a bigger captivity of more than 5km in the resettlement areas of Hoyuyu in Mutoko District; the other neighbouring schools are Kushinga Secondary and Primary School and Nzira Secondary and Primary School. This school was opened in 1970 when local residence placed a complaint to the Mutoko District council for being too relaxed in building more schools in Hoyuyu. Children as far as 15km were struggling to travel the long distances to nearby Jekwa Primary and Secondary school.

As of 2017, the school had about 1,700 students. It is suffering from a significant shortage of both teachers and supplies; the school educate students up to the seventh grade and is a registered ZIMSEC primary examination center having more than 200 students siting for seventh grade final exams each year. The school consist of 14 blocks each having 4 classrooms. 1 of these blocks is used as Science laboratories for chemical and biology lessons. The other room is used as a computer laboratory; the school has a well developed sport infrastructure, an artificial football pitch, basketball court, tennis court, swimming pool, volleyball court etc. The school won 3 consecutive achievements from 2016 for the best infrastructure development in Mutoko District. Tongogara Refugee Camp report in 2007 as posted to The Daily Telegraph by WikiLeaks

Paleobiota of the Chinle Formation

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