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Baylor University

Baylor University, or Baylor, is a private Baptist Christian university in Waco, Texas. Chartered in 1845 by the last Congress of the Republic of Texas, it is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas and one of the first educational institutions west of the Mississippi River in the United States. Located on the banks of the Brazos River next to I-35, between the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Austin, the university's 1,000-acre campus is the largest Baptist university campus in the world. Baylor University's athletic teams, known as the Bears, participate in 19 intercollegiate sports; the university is a member of the Big 12 Conference in the NCAA Division I. In 1841, 35 delegates to the Union Baptist Association meeting voted to adopt the suggestion of Rev. William Milton Tryon and R. E. B. Baylor to establish a Baptist university in Texas an independent republic. Baylor, a Texas district judge and onetime U. S. Congressman and soldier from Alabama, became the school's namesake; some at first wished to name the new university "San Jacinto" to recognize the victory which enabled the Texans to become an independent nation before the final vote of the Congress, the petitioners requested the university be named in honor of Judge R. E. B.

Baylor. In the fall of 1844, the Texas Baptist Education Society petitioned the Congress of the Republic of Texas to charter a Baptist university. Republic President Anson Jones signed the Act of Congress on February 1, 1845 establishing Baylor University; the founders built the original university campus in Texas. Rev. James Huckins, the first Southern Baptist missionary to Texas, was Baylor's first full-time fundraiser, he is considered the third founding father of the university. Although these three men are credited as being the founders of the university, many others worked to see the first university established in Texas and thus they were awarded Baylor's Founders Medal; the noted Texas revolutionary war leader and hero Sam Houston gave the first $5,000 donation to start the university. In 1854, Houston was baptized by the Rev. Rufus Columbus Burleson, future Baylor President, in the Brazos River. During the 1846 school year Baylor leaders would begin including chapel as part of the Baylor educational experience.

The tradition has been a part of the life of students for over 160 years. In 1849, R. E. B. Baylor and Abner S. Lipscomb of the Texas Supreme Court began teaching classes in the "science of law," making Baylor the first in Texas and the second university west of the Mississippi to teach law. During this time Stephen Decatur Rowe would earn the first degree awarded by Baylor, he would be followed by the first female graduate, Mary Kavanaugh Gentry, in 1855. In 1851, Baylor's second president Rufus Columbus Burleson decided to separate the students by sex, making the Baylor Female College an independent and separate institution. Baylor University became an all-male institution. During this time, Baylor thrived as the only university west of the Mississippi offering instruction in law and medicine. At the time a Baylor education cost around $8–$15 per term for tuition, and many of the early leaders of the Republic of Texas, such as Sam Houston, would send their children to Baylor to be educated. Some of those early students were Temple Lea Houston, son of President Sam Houston, a famous western gun-fighter and attorney.

For the first half of the American Civil War, the Baylor president was George Washington Baines, maternal great-grandfather of the future U. S. President, Lyndon B. Johnson, he worked vigorously to sustain the university during the Civil War, when male students left their studies to enlist in the Confederate Army. Following the war, the city of Independence declined caused by the rise of neighboring cities being serviced by the Santa Fe Railroad; because Independence lacked a railroad line, university fathers began searching for a location to build a new campus. Beginning in 1885, Baylor University moved to a growing town on the railroad line, it merged with a local college called Waco University. At the time, Rufus Burleson, Baylor's second president, was serving as the local college's president; that same year, the Baylor Female College was moved to a new location, Texas. It became known as the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. A Baylor College Park still exists in Independence in memory of the college's history there.

Around 1887, Baylor University became coeducational again. In 1900, three physicians founded the University of Dallas Medical Department in Dallas, although a university by that name did not exist. In 1903, Baylor University acquired the medical school, which became known as the Baylor College of Medicine, while remaining in Dallas. In 1943, Dallas civic leaders offered to build larger facilities for the university in a new medical center if the College of Medicine would surrender its denominational alliances with the Baptist state convention; the Baylor administration refused the offer and, with funding from the M. D. Anderson Foundation and others, moved the College of Medicine to Houston. In 1969, the Baylor College of Medicine became technically independent from Baylor University; the two institutions still maintain strong links and Baylor still elects around 25 percent of the medical school's regents. They share academic links and combine in research efforts. During World War II, Baylor was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission.

The university first admitted black students in 1964. The first black graduate was Ro

Bill May (soccer)

Bill May is a retired American soccer goalkeeper who played professionally in the USL A-League. May graduated from Moreau Catholic High School, he attended the University of Washington, playing on the men's soccer team from 1993 to 1997. He reshirted his freshman season. In 1994, May played for the Santa Cruz Surf of the USISL during the collegiate off-season. In 1996, he played for the Spokane Shadow and in 1997 with the Puget Sound BigFoot, both in the USISL. In February 1, 1998, the Tampa Bay Mutiny selected May in the third round of the 1998 MLS College Draft. On March 1, 1998, the Mutiny waived May, he signed with the San Francisco Seals of the USL A-League. In April 1998, he was called up by the San Jose Clash of Major League Soccer. In 1999, the Seals traded May to the Seattle Sounders in exchange for Ryan Edwards, he gained his first game with the Sounders after Preston Burpo injured his shoulder. He played six games in 1999 and twenty in 2000, he was called up to the Los Angeles Galaxy in October 1999.

On February 26, 2001, May announced his retirement from playing. May has an extensive youth soccer coaching resume. From 1999 to 2004, he served as an assistant coach with the University of Washington men's soccer team. Bill May Soccer at the Wayback Machine Bill May at Major League Soccer

Prince of Fire

The Prince of Fire is a 2005 spy novel by Daniel Silva. It spent four weeks as a New York Times Bestseller. || || After terrorists bomb the Israeli embassy in Rome, agents at Israel’s intelligence service —better known as the Office— struggle to determine a precise motive for the attack. The investigation uncovers a CD filled with sensitive information about Gabriel Allon, a legendary hit man for the Office. No longer safe outside of Israel, Gabriel returns reluctantly to his homeland with Italian girlfriend and fellow Office agent Chiara Zolli. Lev, the current director of the Office, has long resented Gabriel's close ties to Ari Shamron, former director of the Office, as well as his recent clandestine work for Shamron. Lev demands that Gabriel rejoin the Office so he can benefit from the protection of other agents; however and Shamron recognize that Lev seeks to control and curtail their secret operations. Lev instructs Gabriel to remain in Israel and assigns him a research team to investigate the bombing and its link to Gabriel.

Thus, Dina and Rimona come under Gabriel's direction. Dina connects a series of random terrorist attacks and attributes them to Khaled al-Khalifa, a mysterious descendant of Palestinian warlords. Indeed, Dina points out and Gabriel each led operations against Khaled's relatives. Though adopted by Yasser Arafat as a child, Khaled grew up abroad and never became a visible force within the PLO. Dina proposes that, hidden behind a constructed European identity, Khaled has masterminded brutal attacks against Israel, including the recent embassy bombing. In fact, all of the attacks seem to commemorate the murders of Palestinians, including Khaled's father and organizer of Black September, Sabri al-Khalifa. Dina suggests that another attack is imminent: she anticipates an act of terror to commemorate the Israeli razing of Beit Sayeed, the hometown of Khaled's Palestinian ancestors. Only twenty-eight days remain until the fiftieth anniversary of that event; the reader learns that Khaled lives as a prosperous and renowned French archeologist under the identity of Paul Martineau.

He organizes terror attacks through an Arab associate in Marseilles. The reader discovers that the arrangements for Khaled's next attack are underway; as Gabriel and Chiara settle into a new life in Israel, Ari recommends that Gabriel dissolve his marriage to Leah and marry Chiara. He presses Gabriel to meet with Yasser Arafat to learn of Khaled's whereabouts. Ari's son Yonatan, a member of the IDF, escorts Gabriel to Arafat's compound. Although the Israeli and Palestinian traditionally work for opposing ideologies, Arafat consents to the meeting because Gabriel once saved his life. Gabriel sees through Arafat's evasive answers and lies and concludes that Khaled did indeed plan the bombing of the Israeli embassy. Gabriel learns that Tariq al-Hourani worked for Arafat, the car bomb that killed his son and maimed Leah was meant to end his own life. Yaakov introduced Gabriel to Mahmoud Arwish, a reticent Palestinian informant. Arwish confirms that Khaled contacts Arafat and uses a female collaborator to relay important phone messages.

Because the most recent of such phone messages came from Cairo, Gabriel travels to Egypt. There, he meets Mimi Ferrere, a polyglot and social butterfly whose voice matches that of Khaled's collaborator, he bugs her phone, intercepts a message from Khaled, matches the phone number to Marseilles. Aboard the ship Fidelity, Gabriel meets with Ari Shamron to plan Khaled's murder. However, Khaled anticipates their attack and leads Gabriel into a trap: he must put himself into Khaled's hands or Leah will die. Khaled's instructions lead Gabriel to the Parisian Gare de Lyon, Gabriel realizes too late that Khaled plans to bomb the train station and pin the crime on Gabriel and Israeli intelligence. With only seconds to spare, Gabriel rescues Leah, they return safely to Israel, but Khaled and Mimi leak photographs of Gabriel to the press that link him to the bombing at Gare de Lyon. Although she still suffers psychiatric trauma, Leah regains a piece of herself and begins to communicate with Gabriel for the first time in thirteen years.

Chiara decides to leave returns to Venice. Gabriel locates and kills Khaled at an archeological excavation in southern France, he returns to Israel and art restoration. Although Prince of Fire is fiction, Daniel Silva based some of its characters on real people, including Black September mastermind Ali Hassan Salameh as well as Yasser Arafat, who did in reality adopt Salameh's son after Israeli agents killed Salameh. Yasser Arafat died before the completion of Prince of Fire. Portuguese: Príncipe de Fogo... ISBN 9722514652 Silva, Daniel. Prince of Fire. G. P. Putnam's Sons: 2005, 364 pages

Rural Municipality of Stuartburn

Stuartburn is a rural municipality located in the Eastman Region of Manitoba, Canada. It had a population of 1,629 according to the Canada 2006 Census, it is home to the Ukrainian-Canadian village of Stuartburn. It is located along the United States of America border in the state of Minnesota. According to Statistics Canada, the rural municipality has an area of 1,161.65 km². There are no separately incorporated towns, or villages within the municipality. A small portion of Sandilands Provincial Forest lies in its northeast corner. Municipality of Emerson – Franklin - Rural Municipality of Hanover - Rural Municipality of La Broquerie - Rural Municipality of Piney - Roseau County, Minnesota - Kittson County, Minnesota - Arbakka Caliento Gardenton Rofton Sirko Stuartburn Sundown Vita Zhoda Since 2011, a cult-like vagrant group makes an annual pilgrimage to a shack in the RM of Stuartburn; the group worked to dismantle the shack by throwing objects, such as lawn axes at it. In 2017, the shack collapsed.

To commemorate this, underground celebrity bluegrass singer Stoagy Roach was invited to perform music atop the befallen shack. It is expected that the vagrant group will begin rebuilding the shack during their 2019 visit to Stuartburn. A short documentary was made about the group in 2017. Official website Stuartburn, MB Community Profile Map of Stuartburn R. M. at Statcan

Acleris emargana

Acleris emargana, the notched-winged tortricid, is a moth of the family Tortricidae. The species was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1775. Acleris emargana emargana Acleris emargana tibetica Acleris emargana blackmorei, described as occurring in North America, was considered a subspecies of A. emargana. Per Karsholt et al.. Acleris emargana has a wingspan of 18–22 mm, it is a quite variable species. The forewings are greyish brown or yellow ochreous translucent more or less notched and hooked on the costa, with a reticulated pattern. Hindwings are translucent; the moths fly at dusk. The larvae can reach a length of about 15 mm, they are pale green, with a pale brown head. Caterpillars feed on the leaves and shoots of various trees, including Alnus glutinosa, Salix and Betula; the nominotypical subspecies Acleris emargana emargana is found from Europe to Siberia, northern China and Japan. In Tibet, ssp. Acleris emargana tibetica is found. Notched-winged tortricid on UKMoths Eurasian Tortricinae Lepidoptera of Belgium Lepiforum e.


Coppet Castle

Coppet Castle is a château in the municipality of Coppet of the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance, it gave its name to the celebrated group of several dozen early 19th-century intellectuals from the whole of Europe, the so-called Coppet group, who met there under the aegis of Madame de Staël and made signal contributions to literature and politics. Alexander zu Dohna-Schlobitten, Prussian field marshal Christopher I, Burgrave and Count of Dohna-Schlodien, Prussian general and diplomat List of castles in Switzerland Château Coppet group Official site