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The Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research is a non-profit association of leading universities of science and technology in Europe. CESAER was founded on May 1990, seated in the Castle of Arenberg in Leuven, Belgium; the association unites over 50 leading universities of technology in 25 countries. The mission of the organisation is structured around five aims: to learn from one another: share information and best practice in the areas of higher education, research and university governance; the combined Member institutions of the association have over 1 million students enrolled and employ over 86,000 academic staff. The President from 2020-2021 is Rector of Ghent University. Official website

City of the Sun (band)

City of the Sun is an American acoustic post-rock trio from New York City. Their sound is influenced by several genres, including post-rock, gypsy jazz and indie rock. Formed on the Upper East Side of New York City in 2011, City of the Sun consisted of guitarists John Pita and a vocalist who left the group soon after forming. Guitarist Avi Snow joined in 2012; the group is known to have created their signature sound while busking on the streets of New York and still will gather for impromptu public jam sessions in public squares and subway stations in New York City to this day. After being seen at one of their many public performances, the group were invited to perform at the 2013 TED conference and have since performed at regional TEDx conferences. Percussionist Zach Para joined the group in 2013, in 2014 they released a live EP entitled, Live at the Factory. 2014 saw the group play to sold out shows at such iconic New York City venues as Rockwood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, The Gramercy Theatre.

City of the Sun has opened for a wide array of diverse music artists such as punk rock icon Marky Ramone, Gregg Allman, Jewish reggae artist Matisyahu, bluegrass quintet Greensky Bluegrass. In 2015, the band was signed to Chesky Records and released their full-length debut to the sun and all the cities in between in March of 2016, which debuted at #12 on the Billboard Jazz charts. After completing a European tour in 2017 the band released'UNTITLED EP,' with track "Firefly" premiering on Billboard. Live at the Factory EP Time Jefferson St. Sessions EP to the sun and all the cities in between UNTITLED EP Official website Avi Snow on Instagram

John H. Day

John Hemsworth Osborne-Day was a South African marine biologist and invertebrate zoologist, born in Sussex and who died in Knysna. He is best known for his work on the taxonomy of Polychaeta and for his studies on the ecology of South African estuaries. John Day received his BSc from Rhodes University in 1931, his PhD from the University of Liverpool and subsequently lectured at Durham University. In 1938 he was appointed as research assistant to Professor T. A. Stephenson in the Zoology Department of the University of Cape Town. During World War 2 he become Squadron Leader in Bomber Command, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross and bar. Following the War, John Day returned to the University of Cape Town and in 1947 was appointed head of the Zoology Department, a position he held until his retirement in 1974, he was a Fellow of the Linnean Society of Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa. In 1967 John Day published his two volume Monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa, this publication is still a used identification tool to the major groups of these common and diverse marine worms.

He authored books on South African marine life and on estuarine ecology in South Africa as well as numerous journal articles. Simon, Carol A.. "A brief history of John Day". A guide to the shell-infesting spionids of South Africa. Retrieved 2019-08-28. Wilson, Robin S.. "A Day for Worms on BHL". Biodiversity Heritage Library. Retrieved 2019-07-29

Guy Tardif

Guy Tardif was a politician in the Canadian province of Quebec. He was a Parti Québécois member of the National Assembly of Quebec from 1976 to 1985 and was a cabinet minister in the governments of René Lévesque and Pierre-Marc Johnson, he is the grandfather of Kansas City Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. Tardif was born in Montreal, received his early education in that city, studied at the University of Ottawa and the Université de Montréal, he was a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer from 1955 to 1960 and was a lecturer and administrative assistant for the Montreal Police Service from 1963 to 1970. He received a master's degree in criminology in 1966 and earned a Ph. D. from the Université de Montréal in 1974 for a thesis submission entitled Police et politique au Québec. Tardif wrote several articles on police and prison issues and was a consultant for various government departments and commissions before launching his own career in politics. Municipal affairs ministerTardif was elected to the Quebec legislature in the 1976 provincial election, defeating one-term Liberal incumbent Jean Bienvenue in the Montreal division of Crémazie as the Parti Québécois won a historic majority government across the province.

He was appointed to René Lévesque's first cabinet as minister of municipal affairs on November 26, 1976. In 1978, Tardif and André Ouellet, the urban affairs minister in Pierre Trudeau's federal cabinet, engaged in a public dispute as to which level of government was responsible for delays in proceeding with planned housing construction; the journalist William Johnson argued in a The Globe and Mail editorial that the Quebec Housing Corporation was at fault, notwithstanding Tardif's statements to the contrary. Tardif had a better relationship with Ouellet's successor Elmer MacKay, a member of Joe Clark's short-lived government in 1979–80. Tardif ended a provincial trusteeship over the Montreal suburb of St. Leonard in 1979; the trusteeship had been imposed by the previous Liberal government in 1975, following allegations of municipal corruption. He allowed the town of Buckingham, merged into a single entity by the previous government, to dissolve itself into four distinct municipalities following a referendum.

Notwithstanding his criticism of Tardif in other respects, William Johnson credited him with " the politics out of municipal financing by establishing formula grants." Minister of planning and housingLévesque shuffled his cabinet on November 6, 1980, appointed Tardif as the minister of state responsible for planning and the minister responsible for housing. In December 1980, Tardif was forced to defend his hiring of Luc Cyr, two years earlier, to oversee a program of repairs for low-rent housing. Cyr, an associate of PQ organizers put his son and brother-in-law on the payroll. Tardif defended Cyr's appointment, saying that it was normal for such contracts not to go to tender because of the difficulties in predicting expenses, he added the government had cancelled the contract in September 1980 once officials had identified irregularities. This notwithstanding, Tardif responded to criticisms by convening a legislative committee to investigate charges of nepotism and patronage within the corporation.

Minister of housing and consumer affairsDuring the 1981 provincial election, Tardif joined Premier Lévesque to promise a new housing loan program that would provide financial benefits to homeowners with one or more young children. He was narrowly re-elected in Crémazie as the PQ won a second majority across the province. After a cabinet shuffle on April 30, 1981, he retained his position as the minister responsible for housing and was given additional responsibilities as the minister responsible for consumer protection. On June 18, after enabling legislation was passed, he was styled as minister of housing and minister of consumer protection. Tardif introduced the government's promised housing loan program, in a somewhat modified form, in August 1981; the opposition Liberals charged that the amended legislation did not adequately protect homeowners affected by high mortgage rates. As consumer affairs minister, Tardif was once again in regular contact with André Ouellet, who by this time was the minister of consumer and corporate affairs in the re-elected government of Pierre Trudeau.

In September 1981, he criticized Ouellet's plan to strengthen the competition laws that protected consumers and small businesses. Tardif said that he did not object to the intention of the bill, but argued that the matter fell under Quebec's jurisdiction rather than that of the federal government. In 1982, Tardif expressed the PQ government's opposition to any transfer of flights from Dorval International Airport in Montreal to Mirabel International Airport outside of the city, he argued that the change, if imposed by the federal government, would have a devastating impact on Quebec's economy. During the same period, Tardif convinced construction unions to make concessions and contractors to accept lower profits in order to construct fifty thousand units of low-income housing in a project called Corvée-Habitation. Many years PQ leader Bernard Landry cited the project as one of Tardif's greatest accomplishments. 1984 PQ crisisIn 1984, the Parti Québécois went through an internal crisis over the nature of its support for Quebec sovereignty.

Some leading party figures, including René Lévesque, wanted to moderate the party's position, while others favoured a more hardline indépendantiste approach. Tardif was seen as close to the latter group.

Financial Revolution

The Financial Revolution was a set of economic and financial reforms in Britain after the Glorious Revolution in 1688 when William III invaded England. The reforms were based in part on Dutch economic and financial innovations that were brought to England by William III. New institutions were created: the Bank of England. Soon thereafter, English joint-stock companies began going public. A central aspect of the financial revolution was the emergence of a stock market; the elements of the financial revolution rested on the financial techniques developed in the Netherlands: the bill of exchange, both foreign and inland, which as a negotiable instrument became part of the medium of exchange. Another piece of Financial Revolution which fundamentally altered the relations between Crown and Parliament was the creation of the Civil List in 1698; this was how Parliament granted the Crown revenues to meet the costs of running the Government and royal establishment. From this point, the Crown was reliant on Parliament's control of revenue for its day-to-day running.

There is a strong connection between the Glorious Revolution, the financial revolution, Britain’s rise to world mastery in the eighteenth century. With the creation of a constitutional monarchy, Parliament had to approve any further government borrowing and any new taxes; because bondholders' interests were hence directly represented in the decision-making process, they could be confident that the risk of default was low. Having such a "credible commitment" to the public debt, Britain could borrow more cheaply than could absolutist states in which bondholders' voices were not represented in government. Scholars debate whether its constitutional structure alone sufficed to make Britain a credible borrower. (This argument, made in a widely cited article by economic historian Douglass North and political scientist Barry Weingast has been challenged by David Stasavage whose analysis emphasizes the importance of party politics. Military Revolution Market Revolution

Tommy Ryan (politician)

Thomas Joseph "Tommy" Ryan was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly. He represented the seat of Barcoo from 1892 to 1893. Ryan was from Fremantle in Western Australia, he first worked in the pearling industry, but moved to Cooktown, Queensland in 1876. He variously worked as a "packer, shearer, fencer and storekeeper". While shearing in Queensland, Ryan became involved in the nascent trade union movement as shed representative, he subsequently worked as a union organiser after being refused employment due to his union activities, rising to become secretary of the Queensland Labourers' Union. Ryan was secretary of the strike committee in the 1891 Australian shearers' strike, organising resistance at Barcaldine and Winton, he was one of the leaders arrested and tried at Rockhampton, but unlike most of the leaders, was acquitted. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly at an 1892 by-election for the seat of Barcoo following the death of MP Frank Murphy, becoming one of the first Labor MPs in Australia with the support of the unions and the new Labor Party.

However, he was disendorsed by the Labor Party for the 1893 election, retired from politics, returned to being a shearer