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California State University, Dominguez Hills

California State University, Dominguez Hills is a public university in Carson, California. It is part of the California State University system. In Fall 2016 the university had a total enrollment of 14,731 students comprising 12,632 undergraduates and 2,099 post baccalaureates, with over half of the student population identifying as the first in their families to go to college. CSUDH is one of the most ethnically and economically diverse universities in the western United States, it enrolls percentage of African American students of any CSU campus. CSUDH is ranked nationally as a top degree producer for minority students, including graduating more African American students than any public university in California. CSUDH offers 46 majors for a Bachelor's degrees, 23 different Master's degrees, a variety of single, multi-subject and specialized teaching credentials and a number of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate certificate programs within its five colleges: College of Arts and Humanities, College of Business Administration and Public Policy, College of Extended and International Education, College of Health, Human Services and Nursing, College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences.

The university is accredited by the WASC Senior University Commission. The campus offers small class sizes for its students; the campus sits on the oldest land grant in the Los Angeles area. The land was in the continuous possession of the Dominguez family through seven generations - from its concession to Juan Jose Dominguez in 1784 to its acquisition by the people of the state of California for the university; the campus mascot is the Spanish for bull. The foundation for what would become CSU Dominguez Hills was built in 1960 when Governor of California Pat Brown provided state funds to begin development of the campus, it was to be located in Palos Verdes and known as South Bay State College. The tentative name was changed to California State College at Palos Verdes in 1962. In 1964, architect A. Quincy Jones designed a master plan for construction; as the permanent campus had not yet been constructed, the first classes began to be taught in 1965 at the California Federal Savings Bank in Rolling Hills Estates, California.

The college began with an enrollment of 40 students. In 1965 the designated location for the campus was moved to an area known as Dominguez Hills in Carson; the Palos Verdes site was abandoned both due to high land prices in Palos Verdes, the Watts Riots exposing a need for a campus to serve the populations of South Los Angeles. The university was established, in large part, as a response to the African American outcry for higher education standards and opportunities. Additionally, from the months of October to November in 1969, demonstrations regarding the Vietnam War were held on the campus. In 1977 the California Postsecondary Education Commission endorsed the college trustees’ desire to change the name of the school from California State College, Dominguez Hills to California State University, Dominguez Hills. In 2015, Cal State Dominguez Hills ranked #11 in Washington Monthly's list of Master's University Rankings; this same year CSUDH was ranked 88th nationally by The Brookings Institution for the value-add to students who graduate from there.

Using a similar methodology, The Economist ranked CSUDH 63rd in its 2015 college rankings. CSU Dominguez Hills is a major university for the Southern geographical region of Los Angeles County and Orange County, it offers 46 undergraduate majors, 23 master's degrees, a number of certificate and credential programs. The campus is accredited by the following associations: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Dominguez Hills is the administrative headquarters of the California State University's Statewide Nursing Program. CSU Dominguez Hills is the home of Dignity Health Sports Park, a 27,000 seat multiple-sports and entertainment complex, which houses the LA Galaxy Soccer Team, Calvary Chapel's Easter Service each year among other community organizations; the Velodrome seats 2,450, the Track and Field facilities are world-class.

From 2009 to 2015 CSUDH hosted the Educación: Feria Es El Momento in partnership with Univision's Los Angeles stations KMEX 34 and KFTR 46. California State University, Dominguez Hills has been designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is a member of the Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions, its College of Education & College of Arts and Humanities offer bilingual education teachers additional training for them to improve their academic Spanish. As of fall 2018 it has the third largest percentage of Latino Americans that are not Mexican-American in the Cal State system. Starting in 2011 Cal State Dominguez Hills began hosting the "Honoring the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas" pow wow; the campus is home to the American Indian Institute which has the goal of increasing the number of students from Native American people

Thomas Clayton Davis

Thomas Clayton Davis was a lawyer, judge and political figure in Saskatchewan. He represented Prince Albert in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan from 1925 to 1939 as a Liberal, he was born in Prince Albert, the son of Thomas Osborne Davis, was educated there and at St. John's College and Osgoode Hall. Davis practised law in Prince Albert and served two terms as alderman for the city. Davis served in the provincial cabinet as Attorney General, he helped convince William Lyon Mackenzie King to create Prince Albert National Park, opened in 1928. In 1929, Davis defeated John Diefenbaker to retain his seat in the provincial assembly, he resigned his seat in the provincial assembly in 1939 to become a judge in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. Davis' judicial career ended in 1940, he was named Canadian High Commissioner to Australia in 1943 and went on to serve as ambassador to China and West Germany. Davis retired from diplomatic service in 1957. "Portrait of Thomas Clayton Davis, High Commissioner for Canada in Australia, ca. 1944".

National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2012-04-13

Interstate (song)

Interstate is the first single from Tear the Signs Down, the third studio album by Welsh alternative rock band The Automatic. The single was released on 6 December, marks the first release through the band's own record label, Armored Records. To previous single "Steve McQueen", "Interstate" is considered a bridge between previous record "This Is a Fix" and "Tear the Signs Down". Lyrically and musically however the track is more like material from debut album Not Accepted Anywhere, with the use of synthesizer keyboards and three part vocals - predominantly from Robin Hawkins and Paul Mullen, with backing vocals throughout from James Frost; the track was written and recorded at Warwick Hall of Sound, according to Paul Mullen was one of the easiest tracks to write, taking mere hours. The lyrics "freedom, no stress, being away from everything and driving along a big long road to God knows where" refer to their split with former record label, B-Unique, as well as their experiences of recording previous album This Is a Fix abroad in Los Angeles in 2007.

The track's release details were announced on 3 November 2009, with the announcement of the single "Interstate" and the band's third album Tear the Signs Down. Armored Records, the band's own new record label, was announced on the same day, would be distributed by EMI; the track was premiered on 3 November on XFM, with the music video and song itself available to stream on YouTube and the band's official website. In promotion for the single "Something Else", a bonus track from Tear the Signs Down was released as a free download on Music Glue. A week on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show on 10 November and guitarist Paul Mullen was interviewed about the new single; the single's artwork sleeve is an abstract painting by vocalist/bassist Robin Hawkins, which uses the logo style from This Is a Fix. The band reworked the track soon after its release into an acoustic west country style, performed in session on BBC Radio Wales and on Live from Studio Five; the music video was directed by Ewan Jones Morris and Casey Raymond, with additional photography by Nicolas Booth.

It was filmed on 12 October 2009 at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. The video's primary setting uses a backdrop created in 2008 by artist Alan Goulbourne, a'multi-layered three-dimensional sculptural landscape', not painted. Paul Mullen uses a white Gibson SG, Rob Hawkins usesa red bass guitar, Frost plays a blue Gibson Les Paul and Iwan plays a blue drum kit; the women and scrap-heap cars use these colours. The concept of the video is based around the stereotype of the American lifestyle, with young girls, fast cars and unhealthy foods; the narrative follows the band performing the track, whilst several different women are shown consuming various meats, burgers and ice creams, as well as shots of cars being scrapped. The video was premiered on 3 November 2009 on YouTube and Myspace, shortly after the song was aired on XFM. Robin Hawkins - lead vocals, bass guitar Paul Mullen - synthesizers, vocals James Frost - guitar, backing vocals Iwan Griffiths - drums Richard Jackson - production "Interstate" music video on YouTube

Galactic Civilizations III

Galactic Civilizations III is a 4X turn-based strategy video game developed by Stardock for Microsoft Windows. It is the sequel to 2006's Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords. In October 2013, Stardock announced that the third installment in the Galactic Civilizations series was in production. A pre-release version was made available through Steam in March 2014, which allowed customers to play the game while it is still in development, it was the first game in the series to feature multiplayer and hex-based game tiles. The full version of the game was released in May 2015; the game's first expansion, titled Mercenaries, was released in February 2016. Ten years after the war against the Dread Lords, the Drengin Empire and their Yor allies reign supreme. Most of the races which allied against the Dread Lords have been subjugated. Earth lies isolated, behind its Precursor shield. In 2242, the Terran First Fleet returns from the pocket universe with advanced technology and a mission to liberate Earth.

The three missions of the campaign detail the fleet's efforts to liberate Arcea, deal with the Thalan, dismantle the Drengin presence in the Sol system before bringing down the Precursor shield. The lifting of the shield allows the massively rebuilt Terran Alliance fleet into the galaxy, thus beginning the "Terran Crusade" the Thalan had warned about. Galactic Civilizations III received positive reviews from critics. Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the game 85.65% and 85/100. Richard Cobbet for PC Gamer said that the game was "easily the best recent 4X of this scale". Official website

Brendan Hill

Brendan Colin Charles Hill is an English-born American musician, best known as the drummer and original member for the jam band Blues Traveler. Hill is one of the original members of Blues Traveler. In 1983, while attending Princeton High School in Princeton, New Jersey, Hill met harmonica player John Popper, they formed Blues Band; this band played at parties and saw numerous bassists and guitarists come and go. In 1987, with the addition of Chan Kinchla on guitar and Bobby Sheehan on bass, they renamed themselves "Blues Traveler". After graduating from Princeton High School, Brendan enrolled in The New School for Social Research to study music. Hill lives on Bainbridge Island and owns a retail marijuana store on the island named Paper and Leaf. Hill uses Zildjian cymbals. In his spare time, Brendan is a drummer for the band Stolen Ogre. Brendan was involved in the formation of this band with H. O. R. D. E. Buddy Michael McMorrow and still plays with them as his schedule permits, but Ogre does have a permanent drummer and tours without Hill.

Brendan Hill's bio - BluesTraveler.com Brendan Hill on IMDb

Aero A.30

The Aero A.30 was a biplane light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft built in Czechoslovakia in the late 1920s. It originated as an attempt by Aero to improve the performance of the Aero A.11, but soon evolved into quite a different aircraft and more powerful than its predecessor. The aircraft is distinguished from other related types by the difference in spans between its wings – the upper set being of much greater span than the lower. Prototypes of the A.30 were retrospectively designated A.130, with the A.230 the main production version. The A.330 and A.430 featured different, more powerful engines, but the latter of these did not enter production, serving instead as the prototype for the Aero A.100. A.30 Prototype of a light bomber reconnaissance aircraft, powered by a 372.8 kW Skoda L radial engine. A.32 Also derived from the A.11, the A.32 was a light reconnaissance bomber powered by a 335.6 kW Walter Jupiter. Finnish Air Force examples were powered by 372.8 kW Isotta-Fraschini Asso 500 V-12 engines A.130 Re-engined with a 372.8 kW Bristol Jupiter VI.

A.230 The main production variant. A.330 Re-engined with a 484.7 kW Praga ESV A.430 Powered by an Avia Vr-36, the A,430 served as the prototype of the Aero A.100 A.100 CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovak Air Force Imperial Iranian Air Force purchased one Aero A.30 from Czechoslovakia in 1923 Data from Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1928General characteristics Crew: 2 Length: 10 m Wingspan: 15.3 m Wing area: 46.2 m2 Empty weight: 1,420 kg Gross weight: 2,375 kg Powerplant: 1 × Lorraine 12E Courlis W-12 water-cooled piston engine, 340 kW Performance Maximum speed: 198 km/h Service ceiling: 5,800 m Rate of climb: 3.083 m/s Wing loading: 50 kg/m2 Power/mass: 0.1468 kW/kg Armament Guns: 1 × forward firing 7.7 mm Vickers machine gun 2 × 7.7 mm Lewis machine gun in flexible mount for observer Bombs: Up to 500 kg of bombs Related development A.11 A.100 Related lists List of military aircraft of Germany List of World War II military aircraft of Germany Taylor, Michael J. H.. Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation.

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