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Battle of Brooklyn (college rivalry)

The Battle of Brooklyn is the college sports rivalry between Long Island University and St. Francis College; the LIU Sharks and SFBK Terriers are both in the Northeast Conference and compete against each other in various sports. The Battle of Brooklyn is a fierce rivalry, which originated in men's college basketball, includes women's basketball and men's soccer; the intensity of the rivalry is augmented by the proximity of the two universities, located only one mile apart in Downtown Brooklyn. The name of the rivalry is in reference to the first major battle of the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of Brooklyn. Beginning in the 2019-20 season the Battle of Brooklyn will continue between the men's and women's basketball programs, but men's soccer for Long Island University will move from their Brooklyn Campus to their Post Campus; the Battle of Brooklyn started as an annual basketball game played between the basketball programs of Long Island University and St. Francis College; the rivalry between the Terriers and the Sharks dates back to the 1928 season, when they first played one another, but the tradition of an annual game between the two programs began in the 1975–76 season predating when both teams joined the Northeast Conference in the 1981.

At the conclusion of each game an MVP is announced and the winning team receives the Lai-Lynch Trophy, which honors William Lai and Daniel Lynch, the former Athletic Directors of Long Island and St. Francis, respectively. Both the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers and the LIU Sharks compete in the Division I Northeast Conference. Although the two schools play twice each regular season, only one of the games the last, is designated as a Battle of Brooklyn game; the host of the designated Battle of Brooklyn is held at campus sites. The Blackbirds host their games at the Steinberg Wellness Center and the Terriers host their home contests at the Generoso Pope Athletic Complex; the 39th installment of the Battle of Brooklyn was held at the Barclays Center, the largest venue so far for the annual contest, with LIU Brooklyn as the hosts. The Sharks lead the overall series 69–45 and the Battle of Brooklyn series 25–20; the first game of the Battle of Brooklyn rivalry was played on February 25, 1976 before 1,000 spectators at the "old Brooklyn Paramount theater."

The game was decided in the final 40 seconds, when Tony Babin of St. Francis scored on a lay-up to give the Terriers a 3-point lead. In a testament to the rivalry's intensity, on January 4, 1994, the Terriers, suffering through the worst season in school history stepped it up a notch and collected their only win of the season, beating LIU by 11 points, 78-67. On February 22, 2003, the Terriers hosted the Blackbirds at The Pope and both teams set a NEC record for points in a game; the match-up went into double overtime and featured 282 points, with St. Francis winning, 142–140; the Blackbirds' first game at the Steinberg Wellness Center was on January 26, 2006 against Sacred Heart. Yet the grand opening of the Steinberg Wellness Center was for the Long Island vs. St. Francis men's basketball game on February 27, 2006; the wait until the Battle of Brooklyn game for the grand opening of the Wellness Center is a testament to the rivalry's importance to both schools. The Blackbirds held their home games at the Schwartz Athletic Center.

On February 6, 2010, the Blackbirds and Terriers went into triple overtime in the annual Battle of Brooklyn game. The Terriers were able to beat the Blackbirds. After the game former LIU head coach Jim Ferry had this to say: "A 10-point lead in a Battle of Brooklyn game is never safe. I’ve been through this before, I think this is my third overtime game in this series..." LIU Brooklyn victories shaded black ██. Beginning with the 2019-20 season LIU victories are shaded gold ██. St. Francis College victories are shaded blue ██. During the 1993–94 season the women's basketball programs of St. Francis College and Long Island University contested their first official Battle of Brooklyn. Since February 21, 1975 when the two teams first met, LIU leads the overall series 50–28. St. Francis leads the Battle of Brooklyn series 14–13. Long Island victories shaded black ██. Beginning in the 2019-20 season LIU victories are shaded gold ██. St. Francis victories are shaded blue ██. Starting in 2013, the men's soccer programs for LIU and St. Francis College formalized their rivalry by naming their annual match a Battle of Brooklyn and awarding a trophy.

The trophy is called the Ramirez-Tramontozzi trophy and recognizes former men's soccer coaches Arnie Ramirez and Carlos Tramontozzi, from LIU and St. Francis respectively. Both coaches were life-long friends and influenced their respective programs. St. Francis Brooklyn captured the inaugural trophy on LIU's field on November 10, 2013, behind a 4–0 performance. Since the 1970 season, when the two programs first met, LIU leads the overall series 25–22–3. Since the LIU athletic merger, the men's soccer rivalry is longer be a Battle of Brooklyn in geographic terms, as LIU moved its unified men's soccer program to the Post campus. LIU Brooklyn victories shaded black ██. LIU victories are shaded gold ██. St. Francis victories are shaded blue ██. Note that the 2013 men's soccer season, the first in which this rivalry was held, was the first in which LIU's Brooklyn campus had adopted "LIU Brooklyn" as its athletic brand name. College rivalry St. Francis College Official Athletics site Long Island University Official Athletics site

2016 Nice truck attack

On the evening of 14 July 2016, a 19-tonne cargo truck was deliberately driven into crowds of people celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, resulting in the deaths of 86 people and the injury of 458 others. The driver was a Tunisian resident of France; the attack ended following an exchange of gunfire, during which Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was shot and killed by police. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, saying Lahouaiej-Bouhlel answered its "calls to target citizens of coalition nations that fight the Islamic State". On 15 July, François Molins, the prosecutor for the Public Ministry, overseeing the investigation, said the attack bore the hallmarks of jihadist terrorism. On 15 July, French President François Hollande called the attack an act of Islamic terrorism, announced an extension of the state of emergency for a further three months, announced an intensification of French airstrikes on ISIL in Syria and Iraq. France extended the state of emergency until 26 January 2017.

The French government declared three days of national mourning starting on 16 July. Thousands of extra police and soldiers were deployed while the government called on citizens to join the reserve forces. On 21 July, prosecutor François Molins said that Lahouaiej-Bouhlel planned the attack for months and had help from accomplices. By 1 August, six suspects had been taken into custody on charges of "criminal terrorist conspiracy", three of whom were charged for complicity in murder in relation to a terrorist enterprise. On 16 December three further suspects involved in the supply of illegal weapons to Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, were charged; the attack has been classified as jihadist terrorism by Europol. On the morning before the attack, French President François Hollande said the national state of emergency, put in place after the November 2015 Paris attacks, would end after the 2016 Tour de France finished on 26 July 2016. France had just finished hosting the Euro 2016 football tournament, during which the country had extensive security measures in place.

Some matches were played in Nice, ending with the England–Iceland match on 27 June. On the evening of 14 July in Nice, the Bastille Day celebrations on the waterfront Promenade des Anglais, dubbed "Prom'Party" by the city of Nice, drew crowds of 30,000 and included an aerial display by the French Air Force; the Promenade des Anglais had been closed to traffic and, as in preceding years, a long section including the large hotels had been converted into a pedestrian zone. The customary Bastille Day fireworks display took place between 22:00 and 22:20. On 14 July in Nice, at 22:30, just after the end of the Bastille Day fireworks display, a white 19 tonne Renault Midlum cargo truck emerged from the Magnan quarter of Nice turning eastward on to the Promenade des Anglais closed to traffic, near the Fondation Lenval Children's Hospital. Travelling at close to 90 kilometres per hour and mounting onto the pavement as if out of control, it hit and killed numerous bystanders before passing the Centre Universitaire Méditerranéen, where it was first reported by municipal police.

400 metres from the children's hospital, at the intersection with Boulevard Gambetta, the truck accelerated and mounted on to the kerb to force its way through the police barriers—a police car, a crowd control barrier and lane separators—marking the beginning of the pedestrianised zone. Having broken through the barrier, the truck, driving in a zigzag fashion, knocked down random members of the crowd milling about on the pavement and in the three traffic lanes on the seaward side of the Promenade; the driver tried to stay on the pavement—returning to the traffic lanes only when blocked by a bus shelter or pavilion—thus increasing the number of deaths. After reaching the Hotel Negresco, the progress of the truck travelling more was further slowed down by a passing cyclist, whose attempts to open the cabin door were abandoned after being threatened with a gun through the window; this was followed by a motorcyclist, in pursuit from the Centre Universitaire Méditerranéen, who threw his scooter under the front wheels of the truck at the intersection with rue Meyerbeer, mounted the truck and struck blows at the driver from the running board before being hit with the butt of the driver's gun, suffering moderate injuries as he fell off the truck's side.

The driver fired several shots at police from his 7.65 mm firearm, close to the Hotel Negresco, as police arrived. The truck travelled a further 200 metres until, in a badly damaged state, it came to halt at 22:35 next to the Palais de la Méditerranée five minutes after the start of the attack. There, two national police officers killed the driver. Multiple bullet holes were seen in the cab of the truck; the entire attack took place over a distance of 1.7 kilometres, between numbers 11 and 147 of the Promenade des Anglais, resulting in the deaths of 86 people and creating high levels of panic in the crowds. Some were injured as a result of jumping onto the pebbled beach several metres below the Promenade. In addition to the firearm used during the attack, an ammunition magazine, a fake Beretta pistol, a dummy grenade, a replica Kalashnikov rifle, a replica M16 rifle were found in the cabin of the truck. Recovered were a mobile phone and personal documents, including an identity card, a drivers licence, credit cards.

There were a bicycle in the rear of the truck. French police identified the perpetrator as Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a 31-year-old man of T

Janet Woodcock

Janet Woodcock is an American doctor of medicine and the current director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, a department of the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, she joined the FDA in 1986, has held a number of senior leadership positions there including terms as the Director of CDER from 1994-2004 and 2007–present. She has been described by the National Consumers League as "a passionate advocate for American patients and consumers, an ally to patient advocacy groups, a fearless leader at the FDA."Woodcock has overseen the modernization and streamlining of CDER and FDA, introducing new initiatives to improve the timeliness and transparency of FDA procedures, the safety and effectiveness of drugs. She informs the United States Congress and other government bodies about the FDA and its concerns, helping to develop policy recommendations and legislation. In 2015, Woodcock received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, in recognition of “a significant career history of making ongoing contributions to patient safety.”

She has received the 2019 Biotechnology Heritage Award. Woodcock received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Bucknell University in 1970, earned her Doctor of Medicine from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University Medical School in 1977, she worked at the Hershey Medical Center at Pennsylvania State University and the Veterans Administration Medical Center of the University of California, San Francisco, earning certifications in Internal medicine and Rheumatology. Woodcock joined the U. S. Food and Drug Administration in 1986, as the Director of the Division of Biological Investigational New Drugs in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research; as of September, 1990, she became Acting Deputy Director of CBER. She became Acting Director of the Office of Therapeutics Research and Review as of November 1992, was confirmed as Director of the Office of Therapeutics Research and Review as of November 1993. From May 1994 to April 2004 Woodcock served as Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research of the FDA.

From April 2004 to July 2005, Woodcock was Acting Deputy Commissioner for Operations at the FDA. From July 2005 to January 2007, she served as Deputy Commissioner for Operations and Chief Operating Officer of the FDA. From January 2007 to March 2008, she served as Deputy Commissioner and Chief Medical Officer of the FDA. From October 2007 to March 2008, Woodcock served as Acting Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research; as of March, 2008, she became Director of CDER. In addition to being the Director of CDER, she has concurrently served as Acting Director of the Office of Product Quality from October 2014 to September 2015; as Director of the Office of Therapeutics Research and Review, Woodcock covered the approval of the first biotechnology-based treatments for multiple sclerosis and cystic fibrosis. As Director of CDER, beginning in 1994, Woodcock has been instrumental in the modernization of CDER and FDA, streamlining review processes, improving standards, transitioning to electronic formats for submissions and decision-making processes, making regulatory procedures and decisions publicly available and transparent.

She has supported the development of systems which encourage a high degree of participation by consumers and their advocates. It’s an ongoing intellectual challenge. It's the intersection of law and policy. Woodcock informs Congress and other government bodies about the FDA and its concerns, helping to develop policy recommendations and legislation, she has testified under six different U. S. presidents. She has been praised for her directness. “Again, I want it known that I appreciate Dr. Woodcock’s candor,” intoned Mr. Dingell, whose committee has jurisdiction over the FDA. “To her credit, she has stepped forth in the midst of a public health crisis to deal with Congress. How I wish others in the administration showed the same vigor and leadership.” In 2000 Woodcock introduced the concept of risk management to the FDA's analysis of drug safety. In 2002, she led the Pharmaceutical Quality for the 21st Century Initiative using a risk based approach to modernize pharmaceutical manufacturing and regulation.

Beginning with the publication of Innovation or Stagnation: Challenges and Opportunity on the Critical Path to New Medical Products she has led the US Food and Drug Administration's Critical Path Initiative in an attempt to improve "development processes, the quality of evidence generated during development, the outcomes of clinical use of these products." Through public-private partnerships and the creation of consortia, the initiative seeks to apply advances in genomics, advanced imaging, other technologies to the process of modern drug development. The goal is to more develop new medical discoveries in the laboratory and make them available to patients in need. Woodcock has worked to improve the quality and safety of drugs through the Safe Use and Safety First initiatives, introduced in 2007-2008. Drug safety is viewed from a life-cycle perspective. In 2012, the FDA rolled out the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System, replacing the earlier AERS system. FAERS is an online database, used by the FDA for safety surveillance of all approved drugs and therapeutic biologic products.

FAERS helps to track adverse event and medication error reports from health care prof

Jacob Cooper (composer)

Jacob Mauney Cooper is an American composer from in Brooklyn, New York. After attending Amherst College for his bachelor's degree in both geology and music, Cooper completed his graduate studies in composition at the Yale School of Music, formed the composers’ collective Sleeping Giant with several of his classmates, his works have been performed by the Calder Quartet, JACK Quartet, eighth blackbird, Minnesota Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble ACJW, NOW Ensemble, Dither Quartet, Living Earth Show, Carmina Slovenica, Mellissa Hughes, Timo Andres, Ashley Bathgate, Vicky Chow. Cooper’s national awards include a Music Alive Residency Award from New Music USA, a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Morton Gould Young Composer Award from ASCAP, he was the winner of the 2011 Carsblad Music Festival Composers’ Competition and has been hailed by the New York Times as "richly talented" and by The New Yorker as a "maverick song composer."Also dedicated to teaching and scholarship, Cooper has served on the faculty at Amherst College and authors program notes for Carnegie Hall.

He teaches at West Chester University. Cooper’s largest projects include Timberbrit, an opera that imagines Britney Spears’ last concert and reunion with Justin Timberlake, Silver Threads, a song cycle for voice and electronic track, to be released by Nonesuch Records in April 2014; these works highlight the stretching of musical time. Many of Cooper’s compositions involve live processing and electronics, his interest in the digital realm extends to visual media: his video series Triptych was screened at the 2012 MATA Festival, his piece Commencer une autre mort was shortlisted for the Guggenheim exhibit YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video. Opera Timberbrit for male vocalist, female vocalist, keyboard and laptopOrchestral / large ensemble Serenade for 2 vocalists and 16 instrumentalists Stabat Mater Dolorosa for string orchestra and 4 amplified voices Odradek for full orchestraChamber Cast for chamber ensemble Agitated, like an endless run-on sentence for cl, tpt, perc, vln, db bad black bottom kind for string quartet Cello Octet Solo Silver Threads song cycle for voice with electronic track La Plus Que Plus Que Lente for piano with laptop Arches for cello with laptop Clifton Gates for piano with laptop Alter Ad Alterum for accordion with laptop Not Just Another Piece for Solo Bass Drum Video Triptych: Commencer une autre mort Black or White Alla stagion dei fior Silver Threads with Mellissa Hughes, soprano Official website Nonesuch Records artist page WQXR Profile

Janet Monge

Janet Monge is the keeper and curator of the physical anthropology section at the Penn Museum, the Associate Director and Manager of the Penn Museum Casting Program, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Visiting Professor at Princeton University. Philadelphia Magazine named Monge "Best Museum Curator" in 2014. Monge's work covers nearly the entire spectrum of biological anthropology from paleoanthropology to forensic anthropology, her research interests include human evolution, human skeletal biology and life-history/paleodemography. Furthermore, she volunteers her time as an expert witness in criminal defense cases and as a forensic consultant to police. One of the most notable cases to which Monge has contributed was the analysis of the burnt remains of the MOVE-bombing victims. Monge's scientific and curatorial work has been covered in popular media. Monge earned her doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. During her PhD, she was hired to analyze the burned remains of the MOVE-bombing victims.

However, she reached different conclusions about some remains' identities than the city's special commission on MOVE. Since she has volunteered her service on a variety of forensic cases in Philadelphia. Despite her forensic skills, Monge's main work focuses on several topics including the preservation and accessibility of Computed Topography datasets, traditional radiology, human dental micro-anatomy, production and distribution of high quality fossil casts; as the Associate Director and Manager of the Casting Program, Monge oversees 3000 molds and casts representing fossils from every phase of human evolution. Her non-profit efforts ensure museums and universities around the world have access to unique specimens, she travels worldwide to mold excavated fossils to include in the collection. Monge has received a $1.7 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation to curate a human evolution exhibit at the Penn Museum titled "HUMAN EVOLUTION: THE FIRST 200 MILLION YEARS". The exhibit ran from 2011 to 2017 when the Penn Museum began preparing for a series of large renovations.

In addition to her research at the Penn Museum, Monge continues to conduct fieldwork. She excavates along the Swahili cost of Kenya, her previous fieldwork included sites in Australia. In the United States, Monge's work has included high profile studies of serial killer H. H. Holmes and the Duffy's Cut mass grave site. Monge J, Kricun M, Radovcic J, Radovcic D, Mann A, Frayer DW. Fibrous dysplasia in a 120,000+ year old Neandertal from Krapina, Croatia. PLoS ONE. 2013. #e64539. Http:// Monge, J. M. & Ruhli, F.. The anatomy of the mummy: Mortuiviventes docent—When ancient mummies speak to modern doctors; the Anatomical Record, 298, 935–940. Thompson RC, Allam AH, Lombardi GP, Wann LS, Sutherland ML, Sutherland JD, Soliman MA, Frohlich B, Mininberg DT, Monge JM, Vallodolid CM, Cox SL, Abd El-Maksoud G, Badr I, Miyamoto MI, El-Halim Nur El-Din A, Narula J, Finch CE, Thomas GS: Atherosclerosis across 4000 years of human history: the Horus study of four ancient populations.

Lancet. 2013, 381: 1211-1222. Lewis J. E. DeGusta D. Meyer M. R. Monge J. M. Mann A. E. Holloway R. L. 2011. The mismeasure of science: Stephen Jay Gould vs. Samuel George Morton on skulls and bias. PLoS Biology 9:e1001071, discussed in New York Times June 14, 2011. Weiner S, Monge J, Mann A Bipedalism and parturition: An evolutionary imperative for cesarean delivery? Clin Perinatol 35:469–478, ix. Piecing together an ancient biblical site, bone by bone A new take on the 19th-century skull collection of Samuel Morton Our Skulls Are Out-Evolving Us

Geranium pratense

Geranium pratense, the meadow crane's-bill or meadow geranium, is a species of flowering plant in the family Geraniaceae, native to Europe and Asia. Forming a clump 1 m tall and broad, it is a herbaceous perennial with hairy stems and lax saucer-shaped blooms of pale violet, it is hardy to at least −20 °C, reflecting its origins in the Altai Mountains of central Asia. The leaves are divided into 7-9 lobes and 3-6 inch wide and the flowers are pale blue, although getting paler into the centre; the flowers have 5 petals. The stamens have pink-purple stalks with dark purple anthers, it is cultivated and naturalized elsewhere. Several cultivars are available for garden use, of which'Mrs Kendall Clark' and'Plenum violaceum' have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. Meadow cranesbill is its most common name, although other names include'meadow crane's-bill' and'meadow geranium'. - Geranium pratense - Meadow Geranium