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Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor research project is an annual assessment of the national level of entrepreneurial activity in multiple, diverse countries. Based in London, England, GEM is now the largest ongoing study of entrepreneurial dynamics in the world; the main indicator used is called TEA, which assess the percent of working age population both about to start an entrepreneurial activity, that have started one from a maximum of 3 years and half. The data used for the GEM is collected from two large surveys, the Adult Population Survey and the National Expert Survey; the APS surveys at least 2000* adults of each country covered by the GEM and covers the entrepreneurial aspirations of the country's population. The NES surveys a group of business and academic experts in each country with a broad range of specialties for concrete measures of country's institutional factors; each year, the GEM assembles the survey of a minimum of 2000* adults and at least 36 experts from a country of interest into an annual report.

That report comes in a downloadable PDF format. In the 2014 report, 206,000 adults from around the world anonymously participated along with 3,936 national experts; each report published is different than the last but all annual reports include a section on the global perspective on entrepreneurship for the year. *depending on the population and the economic diversity of each country. The GEM data is used to produce a larger model connecting a series of Entrepreneurial Framework Conditions to the TEA, entrepreneurial aspirations, technical progress, GDP growth, other macro economics variables; the EFCs reflect institutional factors with theoretic connections to entrepreneurship and are produced using data from the NES. The original GEM model was revised to reflect stages of development to generalize the model's explanation to all countries; the methodology in doing so was based on a paper by Michael E. Porter, Jeffrey D. Sachs, John W. MacArthur to reflect the differences in needed institutions at different points in a country's economic development.

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Juanita Martínez

Juanita Martínez was an Argentine vedette, who starred in revue shows. She worked as a film and theater actress, she was the wife of actor Jose "Pepe" Marrone and performed with him. Juanita Martínez was born on 10 May 1925 in the San Isidro neighborhood of Argentina, she was a classmate of Beba Bidart, Nené Cao and Ángel Eleta. She was offered her first job, as a dancer, in 1938, having to obtain a special permit because she was minor, she worked for three years in various dance companies and decided to join a burlesque show, despite her family's objections. She played in many review shows in costumes made of elaborate feathers and provocative dresses and became a star of revue, she was known for her mischievous humor and sometimes spontaneous irreverent retorts. She played alongside some of the biggest names of the Argentine stage: Pepe Arias, Gloria Guzmán, Dringue Farias, Nelida Lobato, Nélida Roca and Adolfo Stray. In 1950, she met the comic José Marrone and they began working together in a production of El cabo Scamione at the Teatro Astral.

The two became a couple, both in their private lives and careers, but could not marry as Marrone was married and his wife was ill. When she died, the couple were married in 1972 and were together until Marrone's death in 1990. Martínez had been suffering from cancer and committed suicide on 12 May 2001 in her apartment in Buenos Aires. Cristóbal Colón en la Facultad de Medicina El mago de las finanzas Los trabajos de Marrone Viernes de Pacheco El circo de Marrone El Circo del 9 El boliche de Marrone Corrientes y Marrone... la esquina de la revista

Edgar Viguers Seeler

Edgar Viguers Seeler was an American architect. He was born on November 1867 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his father was his mother, Anna Maria Seeler. He graduated from Central High School in 1884, he attended night classes at School of Industrial Art. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1890, he attended the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts under the tutelage of Victor Laloux from 1890 to 1893. Back in the United States, he established his own architectural practice at 328 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. From 1893 to 1898, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Architectural Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Arthur Ingersoll Meigs was his apprentice from 1905 to 1906, he was a member of the American Institute of Architects and the T-Square Club, where he served as President in 1898. He was a charter member of the Society of Beaux Arts Architects. Additionally, he was a member of the Pennsylvania chapter of the Sons of the Revolution and the Fairmount Park Art Association.

He was married to Martha Page Seeler. He resided at 1828 Locust Street in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia. Seeler retired in 1926, died on October 26, 1929, he is buried in Lot Woodlawn-209, in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Dental Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 3300 Smith Walk, 1896. A contributing property to the University of Pennsylvania Campus Historic District. First Baptist Church, 17th & Sansom Streets, Philadelphia, 1901 Real Estate Trust Company Building, Broad & Chestnut Streets, 1903-1904 private residence of Dr. Henry Carey Register, "Clovelly", Old Gulph Road in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 1905 Philadelphia Bulletin Building, 1315-25 Filbert Street, 1906-1908, expanded 1915-1916 Curtis Publishing Company Building, Washington Square, NW corner 6th & Walnut Streets, 1912 Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company Building, Washington Square, SE corner 6th & Walnut Streets, 1916 four hundred houses in Eddystone, for the United States Housing Corporation, 1918

Paul Mellars

Sir Paul Anthony Mellars, FBA is a British academic and pre-historian. He is Professor Emeritus of Prehistory and Human Evolution in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. Mellars obtained his MA, PhD and ScD degrees at the University of Cambridge, where he was a student of Fitzwilliam College taught for ten years in the Archaeology Department at Sheffield University before returning to Cambridge in 1980, where he became a fellow of Corpus Christi College, he served as acting master of the college in 2007, following the resignation of Sir Alan Wilson, but six months lost the election to become the formal successor to Wilson to Oliver Rackham. He has held visiting positions at the Australian National University, he served as president of the Prehistoric Society. He is a trustee of the ACE Foundation, his recent research has concentrated on the behaviour and archaeology of Neanderthal populations in Europe, their replacement by Homo sapiens 40,000 years ago. Mellars contributed to the three part BBC mini-series "Dawn of Man — The Story of Human Evolution".

He has studied the way in which mesolithic hunter-gatherer populations in Britain adapted to climate changes following the last ice age. He has carried out excavations on early Mesolithic sites at Oronsay in the Inner Hebrides in Scotland and published the results from work at Star Carr in North Yorkshire, he is a member of the Academia Europaea. In 2006, he was awarded the Grahame Clark Medal by the British Academy. Mellars was knighted in the 2010 New Year Honours for services to scholarship. Mellars, Paul; the Emergence of Modern Humans. Ithaca, N. Y.: Cornell University Press. ISBN 0-8014-2614-6. Mellars, Paul; the Neanderthal Legacy. Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-03493-1. Mellars, Paul. "Why did modern human populations disperse from Africa ca. 60,000 years ago?". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 103: 9381–6. Bibcode:2006PNAS..103.9381M. Doi:10.1073/pnas.0510792103. PMC 1480416. PMID 16772383. Mellars, Paul. "Archeology and the Dispersal of Modern Humans in Europe: Deconstructing the "Aurignacian"".

Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues and Reviews. 15: 167. Doi:10.1002/evan.20103. Archived from the original on December 17, 2008. Mellars, Paul. "Excavations on Oronsay: Prehistoric Human Ecology on a Small Island". Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 0-85224-544-0. Mellars, Paul. "Star Carr in Context: New Archaeological and Palaeoecological Investigations at the Early Mesolithic Site of Star Carr, North Yorkshire". McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. ISBN 0-9519420-4-2. Project description of excavations at Starr Carr University of Cambridge home page Corpus Christi College home page Entry for Paul Mellars, British Academy

Santa Barbara, Pangasinan

Santa Barbara the Municipality of Santa Barbara, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 82,012 people; the town of Santa Barbara lies on a plain terrain in the northern part of the Agno Valley, at the center of Pangasinan. It is just west of the business center of Urdaneta City, with centuries-old mango trees lining the national highway to Santa Barbara. Fifteen kilometers further west is Dagupan City along the Lingayen Gulf, to its south is the town of Malasiqui and beyond it the City of San Carlos. Santa Barbara is politically subdivided into 29 barangays. Elected officials 2016–2019: Municipal Mayor: Joel F. delos Santos Municipal Vice Mayor: Emmanuel Cabangon Sangguniang Bayan Members: Roderick B. Torio Bobby G. Barbiran Crisanto E. De Guzman Eleazar Q. Dalope Roger S. Zaplan Isagani L. Ico Sherwin N. Pioquinto Angelito D. Tamayo Although a large part of Santa Barbara is fast getting urbanized, the main economic activity remains farming.

Rice remains its main crop with 6,662 hectares or close to all its total tillable lands devoted to rice farming. The second most important crop is mango of which the town is famous as the home of age-old Philippine mango seedling nurseries, a veritable home industry in town. Rice and mango are the only crops; the third most important crop are a variety of vegetables followed by corn. Legumes and root crops are grown in small quantities, their livestock include cattle, hogs and dogs. They raise native chickens for their food and some poultry farms commercially produce chicken layers and broilers. Out of the farm produce, Santa Barbara has developed its own food processing industry that includes the making of rice cakes like latik and suman, nata-de coco making, pickles from different fruits, it has a developed clay tiles and pottery industry coupled with non-farm based processing industries like candle and soap making and the making of hollow blocks for construction. The town has one industrial plant, the Ginebra San Miguel gin manufacturing plant in Tebag West barangay along the national highway towards Dagupan.

The town’s business and trading center in and around the public market features a variety of wholesale and retail and other services establishments from farm inputs to construction materials. The market serves as the place where its people sell their produce. Transportation between the commercial center and the many barangays is served by a large fleet of individually owned tricycles. Santa Barbara’s close proximity to Urdaneta City, however, constrained the growth of its trading sector. Santa Barbara is populated by Pangasinans with a sprinkling of other ethnic groups led by the Ilocanos, it is a suburban community with much of its population densely concentrated in 29 barangays. By the year 2016, the town’s population was projected to have reached 86,269, with a growth rate of 3.75 percent per year for the past seven years, faster than the national average. More than half of the families or 60 percent are farmers who till the northern part of the rich Agno Valley. Average family income as of the 2000 national census, was a low P9,662.67 a year.

Maybe because the average farming family does not buy, but produce the bulk of its own food, family expenditures were lower at P7,545.42. The average Santa Barbaran family has a disposable income of over P2,000 a year despite statistical data that had shown that a family In the Ilocos region needed PhP 14,749.00 in income a year to survive. A high level of self-sufficiency in food is gleaned in the town’s minimal rate of malnutrition of only.50 percent malnourished out of 5.12 percent malnourished -pre-school children. The public school system is proud of having an unusually low drop-out rate in the elementary grades and high school. Poverty rate in Santa Barbara is high as average income is lower than the regional poverty threshold, but food self-sufficiency has saved its town folks from sliding to the ranks of the poor. The heritage Santa Barbara Parish of the Holy Family Church, built in 1716, is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Vicariate III. Rev. Fr. Fidelis B. Layog is its Parish Rev. Fr.

Jim Cerezo is its Parish Vicar. Owing to its suburban location and easy access to three nearby cities, San Carlos and Dagupan, Santa Barbara has attracted subdivision developers, both for middle-class and low-cost markets; as of mid-2008, it has attracted to its territory eight different housing projects including subdivisions developed by the company owned by Senate President Manny Villar and a pilot Gawad Kalinga housing project for the poor embarked by the town government and its private sector partners. The town has a total of 137.509 linear kilometers of road network classified into national, provincial and barangay roads. All the national highways passing through town and those under the town government have been paved; the 17 kilometers of provincial roads are about three fourths paved while more than half of 92.5 kilometers of barangay roads otherwise known as farm to market roads, needed concreting. Unlike paved roads, electricity has reached all of the town’s 29 barangays with about 80 percent of all households served.

Power rates are much lower than in Metro Manila for both households and industrial users. Two of the biggest landline telephone companies, PLDT and Digitel, plus one wireless company, serves the communication needs of the town although units to users ratio as of 2007 was still low at one phone for every 93 res