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Clarendon Building

The Clarendon Building is an early 18th-century neoclassical building of the University of Oxford. It is in Broad Street, England, next to the Bodleian Library and the Sheldonian Theatre and near the centre of the city, it is now a Grade I listed building. Until the early 18th century the printing presses of the Oxford University Press were in the basement of the Sheldonian Theatre; this meant. The University therefore commissioned a new building to house the OUP. Nicholas Hawksmoor produced a neoclassical design, construction started in 1711 and it was completed in 1715; the building was funded from the proceeds of the commercially successful History of the Great Rebellion by the 1st Earl of Clarendon, whose legacy paid for the building of the Clarendon Laboratory in Oxford as well. In the 1820s the OUP moved to new premises in Walton Street, after which the University used the Clarendon Building for administrative purposes. In 1975 the building was transferred to the Bodleian Library, for which it now provides office and meeting space for senior members of staff.

On 22 January 2009 student demonstrators occupied part of the Clarendon Building for seven hours, following similar protests at other UK universities. The demonstrators called for the University to condemn Israel's role in the 2008–2009 Israel–Gaza conflict and to cancel a lecture series at Balliol College inaugurated by Shimon Peres, they ended their protest after an agreement with the Senior Proctor. Sherwood, Jennifer. Oxfordshire; the Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. Pp. 256–257. ISBN 0-14-071045-0. Tyack, Geoffrey. Oxford An Architectural Guide. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press. Pp. 150–152. ISBN 0-19-817423-3. Sullivan, Mary Ann. "Clarendon Building". Oxford, England. Bluffton University

Mycobacterium farcinogenes

Mycobacterium farcinogenes is a species of the phylum Actinobacteria, belonging to the genus Mycobacterium. Although slow-growing, it is similar to fast-growing species, is classified with them. Gram-positive and acid-fast rods. Short or long filaments and branched, in clumps or tangled, lacy network. Colony characteristics Rough and convoluted colonies. Adherent to medium and surrounded by an iridescent halo. Physiology Slow growth after 15–20 days on Löwenstein-Jensen medium. Differential characteristics On the basis of characteristic lipids this species belongs to the genus Mycobacterium and not to the genus Nocardia. DNA homology to the related species Mycobacterium senegalense. Both species, share an identical 5' 16S rDNA sequence. However, the ITS sequences are different. Causes farcy in African cattle. Distinctive pathogenicity for guinea pigs: on subcutaneous inoculation, M. farcinogenes produces draining and slow healing abscesses after 8 days. First isolated from lesions of farcy in African bovines.

Strain IEMVT 75 = ATCC 35753 = CCUG 21047 = DSM 43637 = NCTC 10955. Type strain of Mycobacterium farcinogenes at BacDive - the Bacterial Diversity Metadatabase

Osterstein Castle (Zwickau)

Osterstein Castle is the former castle of the town of Zwickau, Germany, in Saxony. Now it houses the nursing home. First mentioned in 1292 as "Castrum Czwickaw", it was badly damaged in a fire in 1403, demolished between 1404 and 1407 under William I, Margrave of Meissen, it was rebuilt during the reign of Christian I, Elector of Saxony in 1587-1590 as a magnificent Renaissance castle. In the 18th century Zwickau Prison was established in the castle, which with interruptions, was used until after the Second World War. There were numerous prominent prisoners, including Karl May, August Bebel, Rosa Luxemburg and Martin Hoop. During the Second World War, it was used as a concentration camp. On 31 December 1962, after 187 years, the use of the castle as a prison ended, although a public bathhouse continued to operate in an intermediate wing of modern construction, on the Dr.-Friedrich-Ring. The former arsenal and the cell block were used to house the archives of the local coal mining industry, for storage by various local businesses.

Parts of the premises were demolished. From the 1980s, the castle structure deteriorated rapidly. During the 1990s and into the early years of the 21st century, proposals for its reuse and plans for reconstruction and redevelopment came to nothing; the castle became a blot on the urban landscape of Zwickau town centre, a cause of civic embarrassment. After 2000 emergency measures were required to secure the building's safety. On 3 November 2006 the foundation stone was laid for the reconstruction of the castle; the work was undertaken by GP Schuppertbau GmbH, who after repair and rebuilding converted the former castle into a nursing home, with future plans for some parts of the complex for restaurant and museum use. On 9 September 2007 the topping-out ceremony took place. On 7 November 2008 the keys were formally handed over to the Betreibergesellschaft Senioren- und Seniorenpflegeheim GmbH Zwickau, the company that runs the old people's home and nursing home. List of castles List of castles in Germany Senioren- und Seniorenpflegeheim Zwickau GmbH