The City of Brussels is the largest municipality and historical centre of the Brussels-Capital Region, the capital of Belgium. Besides the strict centre, it covers the immediate northern outskirts where it borders municipalities in Flanders, it is the administrative centre of the European Union, thus dubbed, along with the region, the EU's capital city. The City of Brussels is a municipality consisting of the central historic town and certain additional areas within the greater Brussels-Capital Region, namely Haren and Neder-Over-Heembeek to the north, as well as Avenue Louise/Louizalaan and the Bois de la Cambre/Ter Kamerenbos park to the south; as of 1 January 2017, the City of Brussels had a total population of 176,545. The total area is 32.61 km2 which gives a population density of 5,475 inhabitants per square kilometre. As of 2007, there were 50,000 registered non-Belgians in the City of Brussels. In common with all of Brussels' municipalities, it is bilingual. At first, the City of Brussels was defined, being the area within the second walls of Brussels, the modern-day small ring.
As the city grew, the surrounding villages grew as well growing into a contiguous city, though the local governments retained control of their respective areas. The construction of Avenue Louise/Louizalaan was commissioned in 1847 as a monumental avenue bordered by chestnut trees that would allow easy access to the popular recreational area of the Bois de la Cambre/Ter Kamerenbos. However, fierce resistance to the project was put up by the town of Ixelles through whose land the avenue was supposed to run. After years of fruitless negotiations, Brussels annexed the narrow band of land needed for the avenue plus the Bois de la Cambre itself in 1864; that decision accounts for the unusual southeastern protrusion of the City of Brussels and for Ixelles being split in two separate parts. Part of the Université libre de Bruxelles' Solbosch campus is part of the City of Brussels accounting for the bulge in the southeast end. Unlike most of the municipalities in Belgium, the ones located in the Brussels-Capital Region were not merged with others during mergers occurring in 1964, 1970, 1975.
However, a few neighbouring municipalities have been merged into the City of Brussels, including Haren and Neder-Over-Heembeek in 1921. These comprise the northern bulge in the municipality. To the south-east is a strip of land along Avenue Louise, annexed from Ixelles, it is in the heart of the Saint-Géry/Sint-Goriks Island, formed by the Senne and on which a first keep was built around 979, that the origin of the city is located. Today, the neighbourhood around the Halles Saint-Géry/Sint-Gorikshallen, a former covered market, is one of the trendy districts of the capital. In the centre of the city, there are some vestiges of the 13th-century first walls of Brussels, which surrounded the first port on the Senne, the Romanesque church replaced by the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, the ducal castle of Coudenberg. In the centre of this triangle are the Grand Place, the Îlot Sacré district, itself crossed by the Saint-Hubert Royal Galleries, the Saint-Jacques/Sint-Jacobs district which welcomed the pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela, the Brussels Stock Exchange, built on the site of a former convent, whose remains have been uncovered.
Thus named because it houses, on the one hand, the Place Royale/Koningsplein, built under Charles-Alexander of Lorraine on the Coudenberg hill, on the site of the former Palace of the Dukes of Brabant, of which certain levels of foundation still exist, on the other hand, the Royal Palace of Brussels, which faces Brussels' Park, on the other side of, the Belgian Parliament. Below is the Central Station and the Mont des Arts/Kunstberg where the Royal Library of Belgium, the Royal Belgian Film Archive, the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts, the Museum of Cinema, the Musical Instrument Museum, the BELvue Museum, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are located. From the Place Royale/Koningsplein, Rue de la Régence/Regentschapsstraat crosses the neighbourhoods of the Small and Large Sablon/Zavel, a swanky district where the Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon is located and where an antiques market is held, in which antique and art dealers, as well as other luxury shops, have businesses.
Not far from there was the Art Nouveau Maison du Peuple/Volkshuis by Victor Horta until its demolition in 1965. The Sablon is home to the Egmont Palace and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. In the shadow of the gigantic Palace of Justice lies the old Marolles/Marollen district. From the Place de la Chapelle/Kapellemarkt to the Place du Jeu de Balle/Vossenplein, where a daily flea market has been held since 1873, along Rue Haute/Hogestraat and Rue Blaes/Blaestraat, second-hand and popular shops have for some years given way to antique shops, marking a profound change to the neighbourhood; the Hellemans City, a remarkable example of early 20th-century collective housing complexes, was built on the site of the neighbourhood's many squalid cul-de-sacs. Rue Haute, one of the longest and oldest streets in the city, follows the course of an old Gallo-Roman road, runs along the Saint Pierre Hospital, built in 1935 on the site of a leper hospital, to end at the Halle Gate, the only survivor of the series of gates which allowed passage inside the s
St Michael's College is a Roman Catholic boys' grammar school located in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Named for St Michael the Archangel, the school educates boys in County Fermanagh and the surrounding areas; the school is located within the parish of Enniskillen, one of the largest parishes in the Diocese of Clogher. The school's Feast Day is 29 September; the current principal is Mark Henry. The college is situated on about half a mile from Enniskillen town centre, it is built on an elevated site and enjoys a view of the Mill Lough, Cuilcagh Mountain, Topped Mountain and the surrounding countryside. St Michael's Grammar School was established to cater for the educational needs of Catholic boys from the northern half of the Diocese of Clogher. From 1903 until 1957, St Michael's was run by the Presentation Brothers at its Belmore Street site, where The Clinton Centre now stands, it was taken over by the diocese under the Bishop of Clogher, the Most Rev Eugene O'Callaghan and rebuilt at Drumclay.
In 1952, the site was purchased by Monsignor Gannon. During the summer of 1956, Father Patrick Mulligan was appointed to run the college. Work on the grammar school started in 1958. In September 1963, the buildings were completed and all classes were moved from East Bridge Street to Drumclay; the college has undergone extensive expansion since that time. The original site was expanded in the late 1950s to accommodate an increase in the number of students from 200 to 300; the next expansion occurred in 1966, with the addition of four new classrooms, including a modern language department, laboratory, a bookstore and a teachers' recreation room. In more recent years, a new technology block has been added, many of the science labs have been renovated. Since its foundation, the college has continued to expand, it now has over 700 students, a teaching staff of 50 and a support staff of 35. Since the college was taken over by the Diocese in 1957, a total of six priests have taken up the role of college president.
In 2006, Eugene McCullough was the first lay person appointed to lead the college. Father Patrick Mulligan, a native of County Fermanagh, was the first president of the college and served in the post for nine years, he oversaw the building of the college at Drumclay as well as its first two expansions. Less than three years after his retirement from the post, he was appointed Bishop of Clogher, he resigned that position in 1979 due to ill health and died in 1991. The second principal was Dr John McElroy a native of County Fermanagh, who remained in the post until 1977. One of his students was Fr Joseph McGuinness. Father McElroy became parish priest of Aghalurcher, near Lisnaskea. In 1977, Father Peadar Livingstone held the position of president, before assuming parish duties in Broomfield, County Monaghan, near his native Castleblayney. By the time he took up the post, he was known for his local historical work, The Fermanagh Story, he was succeeded at the end of the year by Macartan McQuaid a native of County Monaghan.
Father McQuaid assumed the post of president in January 1978 and was the longest serving president of St Michael's College. McQuaid oversaw major extension work at the college. During his tenure, the number of students attending the school grew from 500 to over 700. McQuaid retired in 1993, was appointed parish priest of Irvinestown, he returned as chaplain in 2007. In 1994, Patrick MacEntee, a native of the town of Monaghan, assumed the position of president. MacEntee joined the staff of the college in 1977 with his appointment as dean, he is now parish priest of Dromore. He was succeed in September 2000 by Father Joseph McGuinness from Lisnaskea in County Fermanagh, the only past pupil of the college to become president. McGuinness retired as president in August 2006. In September 2007, he was appointed to the position of parish priest of Enniskillen; the school's first lay principal, Eugene J. McCullough, took up his post on 1 September 2006. Mccullough, educated in County Antrim, is the former president of St Mary's College, County Fermanagh.
McCullough retired in 2016 after ten years as principal. Mark Henry was appointed to be the new principal of the college in September 2016. Henry began teaching at St Michael's in 1995 and went on to become the vice-principal in 2007. St Michael's teams have excelled in many sports most notably Gaelic Football. In 2006, St Michael's won the Rannafast Cup; the school's teams have won the MacRory Cup 7 times, making St. Michael's the 6th most successful college in the competition's history. After wins in 1973 and 1992, the school entered its most successful spell in 1999, reaching the final in four consecutive years, winning in 1999, 2001 and 2002. Following a 10-year drought, the school lifted the trophy in 2012, beating St Patrick's College, Maghera in the final by 0–09 to 1–04. After a seven year lapse, St. Michael's took the MacRory Cup home to Drumclay once again on Monday 18 March 2019 when they beat Omagh CBS 0-16 to 2-6 at the athletic grounds in Armagh. St Michael's were runners-up in the competition on seven occasions, most the 2008 final.
The team qualified for the final with a win of 1–17 to 0–7 over St Eunan's, before being defeated by St Patrick's, Dungannon, in the final on Monday, 17 March 2008. After winning their 7th MacRory Cup the team entered into the Hogan Cup semi-final against St. Colman's, Claremorris on 30 March, winning 2-13 to 1-10, progressing to their third Hogan Cup final. On
Size Matters is the fifth album by the American alternative metal band Helmet, released in 2004 through Interscope. It is the first new album since the band ended with a bitter break up in 1998. Page Hamilton, the band's founder and chief songwriter, is the only original member appearing on the album. Therefore, many purists object to it being called "Helmet" and consider it to be a Page Hamilton solo project. According to Hamilton, John Stanier and Henry Bogdan both declined the invitation to reunite. Despite the purists' objections, the album carries on in the Helmet tradition with Hamilton's trademark staccato sound; the album was recorded as a three-piece with John Tempesta on Chris Traynor on bass. After recording was done, bassist Frank Bello was brought in. Size Matters had one single in "See You Dead." The track "Throwing Punches" was included on the film soundtrack for Underworld, "Crashing Foreign Cars" was featured in the video game Need For Speed: Underground 2. Many of the album's songs and lyrics were inspired by Hamilton's one year relationship with actress Winona Ryder.
The Japanese release has two additional tracks: "Black Light" and "Just Like Me." These tracks, as well as "Smart", "Enemies," and "Unwound," were recorded as Gandhi tracks, Page Hamilton's previous band. Upon release in 2004, the album received mixed reviews from critics and alienated a portion of the band's fanbase. Pitchfork writer David Raposa gave the album a mixed review, he criticized the band's change in sound writing "Helmet attempt to diversify their portfolio, offering dynamics and approachable melodies and other types of listener-friendly capitulations one wouldn't associate with the folks that dropped Meantime and Unsung."Johnny Loftus of Allmusic gave the album 3 stars and wrote in his review "Size Matters emphasizes for the bloated alt-metal elite what it means to have craft and a little self-control. It isn't memorable, but as an exercise in measured artistic rage, it's classic Hamilton." Page Hamilton – Vocals, Guitar Chris Traynor – Bass John Tempesta – Drums Size Matters at Metacritic
Skrivanek is a global company headquartered in the Czech Republic which provides language services in the field of translating and interpreting including localization, DTP services, language teaching. The company translates more than 100 languages and has branch offices in Beijing, New York City and other cities across the world; as of 2012, it was the largest language agency in the Eastern Europe. In 2010, the Skřivánek language agency featured in Common Sense Advisory’s listing for translation agencies worldwide. In terms of the number of its branches, it is one of the top 3 largest providers of language services; the number of people it employs makes it one of the 23 largest agencies. As regards its business results for 2010 and its overall market share, Skřivánek ranked 31st amongst the foremost language agencies around the world. Pavel Skřivánek was born in Vyškov in 1968, he studied in Prague and East Berlin. He founded the company named "Překladatelský servis s.r.o" in 1994 in Vyškov. In the late 1990s he succeeded in expanding to foreign countries.
Phil Dwyain Glover is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft. Glover attended Clark High School in Las Vegas and was a student and a letterman in football and wrestling. In football, he was a two-time All-Conference selection and a two-time All-State selection, as a senior, he led his team to a Nevada State Title and was named the Nevada Player of the Year. In wrestling, he was a four-year letterman and as a senior, he won a State Championship in the 171 pound division. Glover played college football at the University of Utah. Glover was selected in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft, he spent 1999 with the Tennessee Titans. He was allocated to the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe in 2000 and spent time with the Indianapolis Colts. Glover was out of football in 2001, however he signed with the Toronto Phantoms of the Arena Football League in 2002, he was out of football again in 2003, signed with the Las Vegas Gladiators in 2004.
He spent part of the season with Las Vegas, he spent the rest of the season and the 2005 season with the Arizona Rattlers. He played for the San Jose SaberCats for two and a half seasons from 2006 to midway through 2008 when he was traded to the Tampa Bay Storm. Profile at NFL.com Stats at ArenaFan
A presidential election took place in Senegal on 26 February 2012, amidst controversy over the constitutional validity of a third term for incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade. In the runoff on 25 March, Macky Sall defeated the incumbent president; the 2015 documentary film Incorruptible chronicles both campaigns as well as the youth movement Y'en Marre, which led protests against Wade's administration. The 26 February 2012 date for the election was decreed by President of Senegal Abdoulaye Wade on 23 November 2010. President Wade indicated that he would stand for his third term, set at seven years by the constitution. While the 2001 constitution limits a President to two terms, Wade argued that his 2000 election to his first seven-year term falls under the previous constitution, which did not provide for term limits. In April 2010, Wade came under fire for unveiling a monument, deemed too expensive, it was criticised by religious leaders for the immodest attire of the women in the monument. While there was domestic criticism, the United States' Jesse Jackson and Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika praised Wade's representation of Africa.
North Korea, who contributed to the construction of the monument in exchange for a tract of land, congratulated Wade. In December 2010, Senegalese troops engaged and repulsed 100 MFDC rebels after they attacked Bignona, Casamance. In February 2011, the Senegalese government cut ties with Iran alleging that forensic analysis of bullets obtained from rebels revealed that the Iranian government had supplied them. On 18 February 2011, Oumar Bocoum, a soldier, used gasoline to set himself on fire outside the presidential palace in Dakar, following a pattern of protest used throughout the Middle East. In June, after violent protests, Wade dropped plans for two constitutional changes: lowering the percentage of votes required for a first-round victory from 50% to 25% and creating the position of vice-president to be elected. Critics feared that Wade would use this to ensure his re-election against a split opposition, to make his son vice-president. In response to a protest planned for 23 July, a ban on protesting in Dakar was laid down on 21 July 2011.
On 27 January 2012, the Constitutional Court of Senegal ruled that Wade was allowed to run for a third term – according to the ruling, his first term did not count under the new constitution. Protests erupted the following day. Buildings burned across the capital Dakar. Police fired tear gas at youth protesters. Wade made a television appearance in which he called the protests "displays of petulance" and promised an "open" electoral campaign with "no restrictions on freedom." Protesters said that they would turn the Place de l'Obelisque in central Dakar into the country's version of Tahrir Square, the focal point of the 2011 Egyptian revolution which led to the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Head of the Party of Independence and Labour and member of the M23 opposition activist group Amath Dansokho told reporters, "Abdoulaye Wade has declared war on the people". Truckloads of police in full riot gear and armed with tear gas grenade launchers and truncheons surrounded the presidential palace used by Wade.
Leading human rights activist. The protests continued into February. Riot police fired volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets in Dakar on 19 February 2012, one week before the election; the protests ended when Sall defeated Wade in the runoff election. In addition to the fourteen eventual candidates, Bruno d'Erneville, President of Programme Action Citoyenne Totale, musician Youssou N'Dour, Abdourahmane Sarr and Kéba Keinde intended to run in the election as independents. In January 2012, Bruno d'Erneville withdrew; the other three intended candidates were barred from running in the election over insufficiency of legitimate signatures to endorse their campaigns. For the second round Sall called on all other losing candidates and N'Dour to support him on the promise of returning to five-year terms from the previous seven-year term that Wade controversially restored. First roundFollowing a review of the Constitutional Council's official result for the first round, Wade had 34.8% of the votes with Sall forcing a runoff after getting 26.5% of the votes.
Second roundA run-off was held on 25 March between Sall with Sall winning the presidency. Notably, Wade lost by a big margin in his own constituency of Point-E; the election commission had warned both candidates not to prematurely declare victory. Voting occurred without undue incidents. After the second round, Wade congratulated Sall. "My dear compatriots, at the end of the second round of the vote...the current results indicate that Macky Sall has won." His spokesman Amadou Sall said: "It is the whole country that has just won... This is a big moment for democracy and President Abdoulaye Wade has respected the voice of the people." Thousands of Sall's supporters celebrated on the streets of Dakar and outside the winning party's headquarters. The Senegalese Press Agency said. Sall said he would be a president for all the Senegalese people and the election marked a "new era." Wade's presidential spokesman Serigne Mbacke Ndiaye issued a statement that read: "On this day...at 9:27 p.m. President Abdoulaye Wade...wish good luck in his mission at the head of Senegal in the hopes that he will render the Senegalese happy.
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