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Clare College, Cambridge

Clare College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. The college was founded in 1326 as University Hall, making it the second-oldest surviving college of the University after Peterhouse, it was refounded in 1338 as Clare Hall by an endowment from Elizabeth de Clare, took on its current name in 1856. Clare is famous for its chapel choir and for its gardens on "The Backs"; the current Master is barrister Baron Grabiner. Clare is one of the most popular Cambridge colleges amongst prospective applicants; the college was founded in 1326 by the university's Chancellor, Richard Badew, was named University Hall. Providing maintenance for only two fellows, it soon hit financial hardship. In 1338, the college was refounded as Clare Hall by an endowment from Elizabeth de Clare, a granddaughter of Edward I, which provided for twenty fellows and ten students; the college was known as Clare Hall until 1856, when it changed its name to "Clare College". Clare's Old Court, a Grade I listed building, frames King's College Chapel as the left border of one of the most celebrated architectural vistas in England.

It was built with a long interruption for the English Civil War. The period spans the arrival of true classicism into the mainstream of British architecture, such that its progress can be traced in the marked differences between the oldest wing to the north, which still has vaulting and other features in the unbroken tradition of English Gothic, the final southern block, which shows a articulated classic style; the college's chapel was built in 1763 and designed by Sir James Burrough, the Master of neighbouring Caius College. Its altarpiece is Annunciation by Cipriani. Clare has a much-photographed bridge over the River Cam and is the oldest of Cambridge's current bridges, it was built of stone in 1640 by Thomas Grumbold and restored in 1969, is a Grade I listed building. Fourteen stone balls decorate it. A number of apocryphal stories circulate concerning this – the one most cited by members of college is that the original builder of the bridge was not paid the full amount for his work and so removed the segment to balance the difference in payment.

A more explanation is that a wedge of stone cemented into the ball as part of a repair job became loose and fell out. Clare's bridge connects Old Court to Memorial Court, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott and dedicated in 1926. Memorial Court was extended in the 1950s by the construction of Thirkill Court, was divided into two parts when the College's Forbes Mellon Library was constructed in the centre of Memorial Court. A new court, Lerner Court, designed by architects van Heyningen and Haward, was opened in January 2008, it occupies the last piece of undeveloped land in the central area of the College next to Memorial Court and houses a lecture theatre, fellows offices, residential accommodation and a student laundry. Clare is known as a progressive college. In 1972 it became one of the three male Cambridge colleges that led the way in admitting female undergraduates. Clare has won praise for the transparency of its admissions process. Clare is known as one of the most musical colleges in Cambridge.

Its choir has performed all over the world. Many Clare students play instruments, the Clare College Music Society, is well known the orchestra. Like most Cambridge colleges, Clare allows students to have a piano in their college rooms; as well as popular jazz and comedy nights, Clare is renowned for Clare Ents, a student night held every Friday in term time. The night is popular with students across the university and in the past it has hosted such acts as Tinie Tempah, Bombay Bicycle Club and Chase and Status. Clare's student newspaper, won "Best University College Paper" in The Cambridge Student in 2005. Published by the Union of Clare Students, it comprises satirical articles mocking Cambridge traditions, reports on silly student antics, college gossip in the "Clareifornication" column. On 3 February 2007 the college cut its funding to the paper following the publication of the guest-edited edition of 2 February, retitled Crucification. In addition to the paper's usual satirical attacks on Christianity, this edition featured several articles which mocked Islam, a reproduction of the cartoon illustrations of the prophet Mohammed which provoked international protest when they first appeared in Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September 2005.

Clare holds. It is one of the largest is well known for securing popular headliners. Clare Boat Club is the rowing club for current members of Clare College. There is De Burgh Boat Club, for alumni. In 2012, Clare Boat Club had the highest membership relative to the size of its student body of any college-affiliated boat club in Cambridge, fielding six men's VIIIs in the May Bumps competition; the club's Head Coach and Boathouse Manager, Anton Wright, appeared on Channel 4's year-long reality TV show, Eden. The undergraduates of Clare College have performed well based on the results published in the Tompkins Table, placing Clare within the top ten colleges from 2000 to 2005. However, their performance in the following years was poorer, leaving them in 12th in 2006 and 18th in 2009, their 2010 performance however sh

Frank (magazine)

Frank is a bi-weekly Canadian scandal or satirical magazine published since 1987 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A separate publication in Ottawa, Ontario, of the same name was published from 1989 to 2004, revived from 2005 to 2008 and began publication again in 2013; this publication was is separate entity, although it spawned from the Halifax publication. The idea for Frank can be traced to Halifax-area newspaper publisher David Bentley. Using money he received from the sale of The Daily News, along with Lyndon Watkins and Dulcie Conrad, started a bi-weekly "gossip rag" or "scandal magazine" which they gave the name Frank; the first issue was published in November 1987 and focused on gossip about the private lives of the rich and politically connected in the Maritimes. It was designed to sell the sensational news coverage that mainstream press in the Maritimes was averse to covering and was somewhat of an extension to Bentley's vision for The Daily News during the 1970s and early 1980s. Bentley followed a successful formula with Frank by feeding the need for sensational gossip among the rich and powerful as well as the average citizen.

The publication found its niche in a Canadian media, traditionally reluctant to pry into the personal lives of politicians and other notables covering material found nowhere else. All articles in Frank are published anonymously although some of its contributors have at times been revealed to be reporters working for more mainstream media outlets. Unusually, the magazine had no real advertising and operated from its subscriptions, although it does contain a great deal of satirical "advertising". Bentley expanded the Frank franchise to include an Ottawa edition in 1989 with the help of former Canadian Press reporter Michael Bate, while continuing with his publication of the Halifax edition; the Halifax edition of Frank gained considerable coverage after scooping local and national media to reveal the charges of sexual assault against former Premier of Nova Scotia and Trudeau-era cabinet minister Gerald Regan. Regan was subsequently acquitted. Local targets of the magazines satire and gossip have included members of the billionaire Sobey, Irving and McCain families, as well as prominent local media personalities and politicians in all three provinces.

Dulcie Conrad sold her share of the Halifax edition of Frank in the mid-1990s to Bentley and Watkins. In September 2000, Bentley and Watkins sold an equity stake in the Maritime edition of Frank to one of the magazine's reporters, Clifford Boutilier. From 2002 to 2004, David Bentley's daughter Carolyn Wood was the editor/publisher of the Maritime edition. In 2004, Wood handed control of the magazine to John Williams a Frank staff reporter. No money changed hands. Williams sold Frank Magazine to Cape Breton-born businessman Douglas Rudderham for an undisclosed sum in November 2010, in order to concentrate efforts on his gay publication, Gaze Magazine. Based in Montreal, Rudderham is the president and CEO of Pharmacy Wholesale Services a supplier of diabetic supplies. In June 2011 conventional media outlets such as CBC and The Chronicle Herald reported that the publication's newsroom underwent a massive shakeup when four of its five reporters left, three having been fired by managing editor Andrew Douglas and one resigning.

CBC reported that the first reporter to be fired, Mairin Prentiss, occurred after she had questioned a recent column on sexism. The firing of Prentiss triggered Walsh's resignation, followed by terminations for Neal Ozano and Jacob Boon who acted insubordinately. Bentley's expansion of the Frank franchise from its Halifax base to include an Ottawa edition in 1989, with the help of Michael Bate, proved successful during its first decade of publication, as the edition outsold its Maritime cousin by feeding off the void of gossip news among mainstream media in the nation's capital. Bate subsequently bought out Bentley and his other partners to make the Ottawa edition of Frank independent of its Halifax roots, although both magazines maintained similar coverage and continued much as before. Bate did make several changes including adding a "Remedial Media" section which printed gossip tidbits on the internal politics of Canadian media outlets. Michael Coren, whose humour column "Aesthete's Diary" was retitled "Michael Coren's Diary" after he revealed his true identity, was one of the few contributors to use his real name in the magazine.

The final page of the Ottawa edition of Frank featured a humour column satirizing the point of view of a real Canadian political figure such as Sheila Copps or Preston Manning. In years, the back page column was titled "Dick Little's Canadian Beef"—Little was not a real figure, but a curmudgeonly character of conservative views meant to satirize a typical "angry Canadian."The Ottawa edition of Frank received notoriety in 1991 when the magazine ran a satirical advertisement for a contest inviting young Tories to "Deflower Caroline Mulroney." Mulroney's father, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, was incensed and threatened physical harm toward those responsible before joining several women's groups in denouncing the ad as an incitement to rape—the magazine maintained, that it was commenting on Brian Mulroney's perceived habit of using his daughter as a political prop. The Ottawa edition of Frank broke a number of notable stories, including being the first to publish the tale of Mel Lastman's wife's shoplifting arrest and was the only Canadian publication to cover the divorce trial of cabinet minister Paul Dick.

Other Frank targets included notorious teen killer Karla Homolka, CBC Radio host Peter Gzowski, comedian Dan Aykroyd. Frank continuously followed the marriages of personalities, such

Kite Museum (Melaka)

The Kite Museum is a museum in Melaka City, Malaysia. The museum building receives around 2,000 visitors every month; the museum building was constructed in the 1960s, believed to be built on top of the ruins of Dutch building. It was used as the Melaka Historical City Municipal Council building; the Kite Museum was opened September 1995 by Melaka Chief Minister Mohd Zin Abdul Ghani in conjunction with the Regional Malay Customs seminar. The museum is located at the upper floor of the building; the building houses the People's Museum and Beauty Museum at the ground floor and top floor respectively. The museum displays various aspects of kites, such as communication, use as weapons, leisure activities, how different countries make kites, different materials to make kites, role of kites in the life of people etc, it displays the Wau Gallery, Traditional Games, Top Spinning Gallery and Datuk Wira Haji Md Borhan bin Yaman Gallery. The museum opens everyday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. List of museums in Malaysia List of tourist attractions in Melaka

2019–20 Everton F.C. (Women) season

The 2019–20 Everton F. C. season is the club's third consecutive campaign in the FA Women's Super League, the highest level of the football pyramid, having been promoted at the end of the 2017 Spring Series. Along with competing in the WSL, the club will contest two domestic cup competitions: the FA Cup and the League Cup. Ahead of the 2019–20 season, the team dropped Ladies from their name. Although now called Everton whenever possible, the club will use Everton Women in a formal capacity when necessary to avoid confusion with the men's team. On 13 March 2020, in line with the FA's response to the coronavirus pandemic, it was announced the season was temporarily suspended until at least 3 April 2020; as of 30 January 2020. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Everton planned to only play their opening two home games at Haig Avenue in Southport before moving to their new Walton Hall Park site in time for their third home game, scheduled for 27 October 2019 against Brighton & Hove Albion.

However, delays meant the move was postponed until February 2020. The Merseyside derby was moved to Goodison Park scheduled for 9 February although the game rearranged to March because of Storm Ciara; as a member of the top two tiers, Everton entered the FA Cup in the fourth round, beating Championship side London Bees in their opening fixture. As of matches played 23 February 2020 As of matches played 23 February 2020

Annexin A7

Annexin A7 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ANXA7 gene. Annexin VII is a member of the annexin family of calcium-dependent phospholipid binding proteins; the Annexin VII gene contains 14 exons and spans 34 kb of DNA. An alternatively spliced cassette exon results in two mRNA transcripts of 2.0 and 2.4 kb which are predicted to generate two protein isoforms differing in their N-terminal domain. The alternative splicing event is tissue specific and the mRNA containing the cassette exon is prevalent in brain and skeletal muscle; the transcripts differ in their 3'-non coding regions by the use of two alternative poly signals. The selection of poly signals is independent of the mRNA splicing pattern. ~Annexin VII encodes a protein with a molecular weight of 51 kDa with a unique hydrophobic N-terminal domain of 167 amino acids and a conserved C-terminal region of 299 amino acids. The latter domain is composed of alternating hydrophilic segments. Structural analysis of the protein suggests that Annexin VII is a membrane binding protein with diverse properties including voltage-sensitive calcium channel activity, ion selectivity and membrane fusion.

ANXA7 has been shown to interact with ALG2 and SRI. Human ANXA7 genome location and ANXA7 gene details page in the UCSC Genome Browser

Rotunda of the Winter Palace

The Rotunda of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg is a circular hall in the northwest wing of the palace created for Tsar Nicholas I by the architect Auguste de Montferrand. Designed in a circular neoclassical temple style, it served as an anteroom and link between the more public state rooms of the palace and the more intimate rooms used by the Imperial family; the room is domed and top lit by an oculus. The Rotunda was one of the many rooms destroyed by the Winter Palace fire of 1837, it was rebuilt with the addition of a gallery under the dome. Today, the Rotunda is an exhibition hall of the State Hermitage Museum; the Small Church is accessed from the Rotunda. The State Hermitage Museum retrieved 10 November 2008