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Budapest University of Technology and Economics

The Budapest University of Technology and Economics, official abbreviation BME, is the most significant University of Technology in Hungary and is considered the world's oldest Institute of Technology which has university rank and structure. It was the first institute in Europe to train engineers at university level, it was founded in 1782. More than 110 departments and institutes operate within the structure of eight faculties. About 1100 lecturers, 400 researchers and other degree holders and numerous invited lecturers and practising expert specialists participate in education and research at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. 1381 of the university's 21.171 students are from 50 countries abroad. The Budapest University of Technology and Economics issues about 70% of Hungary's engineering degrees. 34 professors/researchers of the university are members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Training courses are provided in five languages: Hungarian, German and Russian; the ECTS credit system was introduced in 1995.

This helps students to enroll in the student exchange program of the European Union, the Socrates, earn a double degree through the Top Industrial Managers for Europe network. 1635 – Péter Pázmány, Primate – Archbishop of Hungary, founds the first Hungarian University of the New Age at Nagyszombat Late 18th century – The University moves to Buda and becomes the University of Buda. 1735 – The "Berg-Schola," the world's first institute of technology, was founded in Selmecbánya, Kingdom of Hungary in 1735. Many members of the first teaching staff of BME arrived from Selmecbánya. 1782 – Emperor Joseph II establishes the Institutum Geometricum as part of the Faculty of Liberal Arts at the University of Buda. The Institutum, the direct predecessor of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, is the first in Europe to award engineering degrees to students of land surveying, river control, road construction. 1850 – The Institutum Geometricum merges with the Joseph College of Technology. 1856 – The merged institutions become the Royal Joseph Polytechnic.

1860 – Hungarian replaces Latin as the language of instruction. 1862 – Royal Joseph Polytechnic becomes the Royal Joseph University. 1872 – Royal Joseph University gains full autonomy and the right to issue engineering diplomas after five years of studies. It is among the first institutions in Europe. 1901 – Royal Joseph University is entitled to confer the doctoral degree, "Doctor Rerum Technicarum." 1910 – The university moved to its current site near Gellért square. 1925 – First women students enroll. 1934 – The university was reorganized again as Palatine Joseph University of Technology and Economics and it played a dominant role in the interwar industrialization process, together with engineering and economist training in Hungary. 1939 – The Institute for Continuing Education opens its gates. 1949 – The name "Technical University of Budapest" becomes official. At this time the university consists of the faculties of: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

1955 – Faculty of Transportation Engineering is established. 1956 – The 1956 Hungarian Revolution was launched by students at the university, followed by many professors. 1967 – The two technical universities seated in Budapest were merged to form the Technical University of Budapest, with six faculties. 1984 – Instruction is offered in English as well as Hungarian. 1994 – The Technical University of Budapest is among the first universities in Hungary to introduce the credit system. The university applies the credit assignment according to the European Credit Transfer System in its accredited academic programs. 1998 – Faculty of Natural Sciences and Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences are established. 2000 – The official name changes to Budapest University of Technology and Economics. At present the university has eight Faculties: Civil engineering Mechanical engineering Mechatronics engineering Energy engineering Industrial design engineering Industrial Command Engineering Architecture Chemical engineering Biochemical engineering Environmental engineering Electrical engineering Engineering information technology Transportation engineering Vehicle engineering Logistics engineering Mathematics Physics Technical Engineering management Technical education Economic Applied economics Business and management International business Regional and environmental economics Social Communication and media studies The Faculty of Natural and Social Sciences was founded in 1987 and separated in 1998.

The Budapest University of Technology and Economics is a public higher education institute operating as a central budgetary institution. Its founding regulation has been issued by the Minister of Human Resources, its Organizational and operational conditions are summarized in its own regulation in accordance with laws. The steering body of the University is the Senate. BME is divided into faculties; the faculties in the order of their founding: Faculty of Civil Engineering Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Architecture Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering Faculty of Natural Sciences Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences Education, research and direct additional services are proceeded by the faculties. Work-sharing between the faculties are subject oriented both in the fields of edu

Ben Stahl

Ben Stahl was an American political activist of working class interests. After graduating from Central High School in 1932, he entered Temple University, studied at Gratz College, became a leader of the Young People's Socialist League before receiving his B. A. in History from Temple in 1936. After graduation he took a job as a teacher with the Works Progress Administration's Workers' Education Program, he joined the American Federation of Teachers and became the secretary of his local before the age of 22. From 1940 until 1942 he worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Assistance as a social worker, he married Evelyn Miller in 1942 and in 1943 he took on the role of National Representative with the Congress of Industrial Organizations' Department of Organization. Working with the CIO to organize workers in the railroad, government, social work, brewing and education sectors would take him and his wife around the country from Boston to Los Angeles. Ben continued to work as a field organizer through the merger of the American Federation of Labor with the CIO in 1955.

He and his family returned to Philadelphia in 1959, where in 1962 he began the long three-year fight to win the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and cafeteria workers collective bargaining rights. At victory, the new local became the largest in the state. Ben Stahl worked until 1969 as a field organizer for the AFL-CIO, when he became the Regional Director of the AFL-CIO's Human Resources Development Institute, he held this position until retirement in July 1982. In 1986 Mayor Wilson Goode appointed him Commissioner of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. Throughout his working years and well into retirement he involved himself with numerous historical, human rights, civic organizations, which include: Jewish Labor Committee Jewish Employment and Vocational Service Communications Workers of America Local 189 Garment Industry Board of Philadelphia Philadelphia Federation of Teachers United Farm Workers Labor Union Bicentennial La Communidad Hispana: Project Mushroom, El Centro Esperanza Greater Philadelphia First Corporation Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition Philadelphia Unemployment Project Regional Council of Neighborhood Organizations Offender Aid and Restoration People's Emergency Center Vocational Education Ben Stahl's Papers may be accessed at the Urban Archives at Temple University Accessions 756 and 952.

Some copyright photographs are available in Photographic Collection PC-49 Box 14 Folder 7. Philadelphia Bulletin clipping files and electronic editions of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News contain additional source material. More materials about Ben Stahl are available at Ben Stahl's homepage. There is a picture, his obit, a history he wrote of the Philadelphia AFL-CIO Human Rights Committee and a memorial by his elder son, Gerry Stahl

Maher Meshaal

Maher Meshaal, known as Abu al-Zubair al-Jazrawi, born in al-Qassim Region, Saudi Arabia, 1989, was a Saudi Arabian munshid and mujahid. He was well known in his home country for appearing on a TV program for an anasheed competition before he emigrated to join the Islamic State in 2013, he appeared on al-Bidayah TV Channel. He became famous as the singer behind some of their most famous and popular anasheed which are played as background music in combat and execution videos released by Islamic State. Meshaal spent five years working as an munshid and an imam at a mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, before joining ISIL in April 2013, the Saudi Gazette claims, he was killed by a US airstrike around 14 July 2015 near the Syrian city of al-Hasakah. On 9 January 2016, ISIL released a ten-minute documentary-style video titled'Nay they are alive with their Lord', a reference to Qur'an verse Ali'Imran 3:169, celebrating Meshaal's life and exploits in his own words

All the Best (EMI compilation album series)

All the Best is a 2012 compilation album series of 2CD albums by EMI Records Germany featuring EMI and Virgin artists. Many of the artists had been covered in a 1CD EMI compilation series as Essential in 2011. Others for the German artists, were new compilations, listed on artist websites; the compilations' choice of music reflected what had been popular in Germany, causing Allmusic's reviewer to criticize the All the Best - UB40 issue in the series with the conclusion "All the Best means All the Non-Political Best". All the Best Edith Piaf All the Best Hot Chocolate All the Best The Shadows All the Best Suzi Quatro All the Best The Stranglers All the Best The Human League All the Best Culture Club All the Best Jethro Tull All the Best Dr. Hook All the Best Runrig All the Best Shirley Bassey All the Best UB40 All the Best The Hollies All the Best Gary Moore All the Best Sinead O'Connor All the Best Crowded House All the Best The Dubliners All the Best Eddie Cochrane All the Best Ten Years After All the Best Gerry and the Pacemakers All the Best The RamonesContinental Europe artistsAll the Best Andreas Martin All the Best Bernhard Brink All the Best Tom Astor All the Best Michelle All the Best Claudia Jung All the Best Maria & Margot Hellwig All the Best Fernando Express All the Best Adamo All the Best Howard Carpendale All the Best Nicki All the Best Christian Anders All the Best Matthias Reim All the Best Captain Cook und seine singenden Saxophone

Daniel Armando RĂ­os

Daniel Armando Ríos Calderón is a Mexican footballer who plays as a striker for Nashville SC on loan from Nashville SC of Major League Soccer. Ríos made his professional debut in a Copa MX match against Irapuato on 24 February 2015. In December 2015, it was announced Ríos was sent out on loan to Ascenso MX club Coras de Tepic in order to gain professional playing experience, he scored a brace on his debut on 8 January 2015 against Murciélagos. On 20 November 2018, Nashville MLS announced Ríos as their first signing for the 2020 MLS season. Nashville loaned Ríos to USL side Nashville SC for the 2019 season. In his initial season with the club, Ríos was named to the 2018 All-League First Team, notching 20 goals in just 31 matches. On 7 August 2019, Ríos scored a goal in the 56th minute in a 4-0 victory over Hartford Athletic, giving him goals in five consecutive games dating back to July 6. Less than two weeks on 18 August 2019, Ríos scored two goals against the Charlotte Independence to give Nashville a 3-1 win, earning him Man of the Match honors.

Ríos's 17 goals in the 2019 season rank second in the USL. Three more goals would make Ríos the first player in USL history to score 20 goals in multiple seasons. Guadalajara Copa MX: Apertura 2015 Supercopa MX: 2016 Daniel Armando Ríos Calderón at Liga MX D. Ríos at Soccerway

South China giant salamander

The South China giant salamander may be the largest species of salamander and the largest amphibian in the world. It is endemic to southern China in the Pearl River basin south of the Nanling Mountains, it is endangered and may no longer exist in the wild. It was described in 1924 by Edward George Boulenger from a captive specimen held in the London Zoo; this individual was held in the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens and may have originated from Guangxi or Guangdong Province, was one of many giant salamanders captured from the mainland and placed in the Botanical Gardens' fountain, all of which had escaped. During a violent storm in April 1920, a large drain pipe in the Gardens burst, carving a large depression into the land that the escaped salamander was washed into, it was captured and kept in a large circular basin, where it was fed daily with live tadpoles and beef. The captured salamander was seen by George Ulick Browne, the then-Marquess of Sligo, as he was touring the area.

Browne persuaded the then-governor of Hong Kong, Reginald Edward Stubbs, to present the salamander to the Zoological Society of London. Upon receiving the individual, Boulenger found it to be physically distinct from "Megalobatrachus maximus" and it thus represented a new species. During Boulenger's description, he named the species M. sligoi in honor of Browne's title. Despite Boulenger's classification, the species was synonymized with the Chinese giant salamander, forgotten. However, a study published in 2018 found that the Chinese giant salamander consisted of numerous clades restricted to different river basins, with many of them being distinct enough to be considered separate species. A further study of museum specimens found that the South Chinese population represented a distinct species and was the subject of Boulenger's initial study, thus supported the revival of A. sligoi as a distinct species. It is possible that A. sligoi may be the largest extant amphibian today, a superlative attributed to A. davidianus.

The largest known Andrias specimen was a 1.8 m individual captured near Guiyang in Guizhou Province in the early 1920s. Although historical specimens collected near Guizhou do not have enough usable DNA to identify the species they belong to, more recent specimens collected from the region cluster with A. sligoi, meaning that the largest collected individual may have been an A. sligoi, rather than A. davidianus or a related species. The South China giant salamander is endangered by overharvesting due to its status as a delicacy and use in traditional Chinese medicine, it is unknown if any wild populations survive today. A large commercial trade in the species and its relatives was established by the late 20th century, large-scale farms now exist for breeding giant salamanders for food and medicinal purposes. Several specimens collected in the 1990s originate from outside the native range of the species, represent either translocated individuals that escaped the trade or individuals donated by or purchased from traders.

Indiscriminate farming may promote hybridization between different species, further contaminating the each unique species' gene pool. For this reason, it has been proposed that A. sligoi be classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Proposed conservation actions include creating a separate management plan for A. sligoi and protecting sites that remnant wild populations may occur at, identifying captive individuals and preventing hybridization or translocation, creating a genetically pure founder population for the purpose of captive breeding and release