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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a non-profit zoo located near Powell in Liberty Township, Delaware County, United States, north of the city of Columbus. The land lies along the eastern banks of the O'Shaughnessy Reservoir on the Scioto River, at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Powell Road, it has a worldwide reputation attributable to the efforts and promotion of director emeritus Jack Hanna. In 2009, it was named by the USA Travel Guide as the number one zoo in the United States, it was ranked number one best zoo in 2012 by Besties Readers Choice. The Columbus Zoo is home to more than 7,000 animals representing over 800 species and sees over 2.3 million visitors annually. The animal exhibits are divided into regions of the world, with the zoo operating eight such regions. In addition the zoo owns an 18-hole golf course, known as the Safari Golf Club which encompasses 56.656 hectares. The zoo owns Zoombezi Bay which encompasses 9.187 hectares and Jungle Jack's Landing which encompasses 4.452 hectares.

In total, the zoo owns 234 hectares of land, with 164.424 hectares dedicated to the zoo itself. The zoo operates its own conservation program, donating money to outside programs as well as participating in their own conservation efforts. Over the past five years the zoo has contributed over $3.3 million to more than 70 projects in 30 countries. The zoo has a close working relationship with the Wilds, a 9,154-acre animal conservation center located in southeast Ohio and featured on the Columbus Zoo's website; the first zoo in Columbus, the Columbus Zoological Company, was located in the north Riverview neighborhood of Beechwold in Clintonville. The zoo opened in May 1905 but closed for unknown reasons only five months in October 1905; the former monkey house can still be seen on the property of 150 West Beechwold Boulevard where it is used as a barn. The zoo's original brick entrance can be seen on North High Street at Beechwold Road; the present Columbus Zoo opened in 1927 as the Columbus Zoological Gardens.

The city of Columbus took over management of the zoo in 1951, but gave up ownership to the Zoological Park Association, Inc. a non-profit organization, in 1970. The city continued providing funds from the city's general fund, until 1986. On December 22, 1956, Colo, a western lowland gorilla, became the world's first captive-born gorilla at the Columbus Zoo; when she died in January, 2017, at the age of 60, she was the oldest gorilla in human care. Colo's extended family includes one child, 10 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren living in zoos throughout the country; the Columbus Zoo houses 15 gorillas, six of which are related to Colo. The Columbus Zoo has a gorilla breeding program, with 31 gorillas born at the zoo since 1956. Colo was named after the city of her birth. Jack Hanna became the director of the Columbus Zoo in 1978 and remained director until 1993; the zoo benefited from his oversight, rising to national recognition during his tenure. Prior to his arrival, the zoo saw an average annual attendance of about 360,000.

In addition, the animal facilities were in need of renovation. Hanna put an extensive amount of effort into turning the Columbus Zoo into a model facility, including picking up trash after hours. Cage enclosures were removed during his time and replaced with more natural looking habitats, his enthusiasm, along with his national television recognition, helped attract more visitors to the zoo, with over 1.4 million visitors annually by 1992. Hanna was named director emeritus of the zoo in 1993, continues to be the public face for the zoo in its marketing campaigns. In 2004, voters passed a measure that would raise an estimated $180 million to expand the zoo over 10 years; the 120-acre expansion includes additional parking, Polar Frontier, an exhibit including polar bears and Arctic foxes, as well as Heart of Africa, the most recent exhibit including lions, cheetahs, zebras, etc. To make room for these new exhibits, bordering Powell Road has been relocated around the eastern and southern border of the zoo.

A new entrance was constructed along the new roadway, which opened in early 2008. Long-term plans include the possibility of a resort-style hotel to attract tourists along with its outdoor water-amusement park, Zoombezi Bay. On June 28, 2009, Jeff Swanagan, the executive director of the zoo, died at the age of 51. Dale Schmidt, the zoo's chief operating officer, was named executive director on November 20, 2009; the Columbus Zoo is divided into regions, each housing animals from a particular region of the world. Each region is themed for the particular area of the world they are representing, though older regions are themed less than the newly constructed ones. Food and souvenir shops are located throughout the zoo, each one themed for the region the shop is in. There are three modes of transportation through the zoo other than walking; these include a train that circles the North America region, a tram that borders the southern part of the North America Region that takes visitors to Polar Frontier, a boat ride around the Islands of Southeast Asia region.

The North America region of the Columbus Zoo is the oldest. In total, North America contains 15 large exhibits featuring a wetlands area and an 10,000 sq ft migratory songbird aviary containing over 40 species. In addition to the exhibits, the North America region contains the train ride that circles the region and travels past the open plains exhibits. Featured animals include: Black-tailed prairie dog American beaver (Cas

Fuad El-Hibri

Fuad Hibri is a German-American businessman and philanthropist, founder of Emergent BioSolutions. Fuad El-Hibri was born in Germany, he spent his childhood in Europe and the Middle East before coming to the United States to get an economics degree from Stanford and an MBA from Yale. El-Hibri earned a master's degree in public and private management from Yale University and a bachelor's degree with honors in economics from Stanford University. El-Hibri worked most of his career in the telecommunications industry. Between graduate school and working for BioPort and Emergent, he worked abroad, in countries including Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and El Salvador. El-Hibri served as president of Digicel from August 2000 to February 2005, he served as the president of East West Resources Corporation from September 1990 to January 2004. He was a member of the senior management team of Speywood, LTD. in the United Kingdom and organized and directed the management buyout of Porton Products Ltd. El-Hibri reorganized Porton, was advisor to the senior management team involved in the oversight of operations and served as a senior associate and resident project manager at Booz Allen Hamilton and as a manager of Citicorp in New York City, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

El-Hibri has been chairman of East West Resources Corporation, a venture capital and financial consulting firm, since June 1990. He served as the chairman of Digicel Holdings from August 2000 to October 2006, he serves as executive chairman of the board of Emergent BioDefense Operations Lansing Inc. El-Hibri has been the Emergent BioSolutions board of directors executive chairman since April 2012, he was both the board chairman and the CEO of the company from 2004 to 2012. He was the board chairman and CEO of BioPort Corporation from 1998 to 2004. Emergent acquired BioPort in 2004, his main role as the chairman of Emergent is to develop corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions. After the 2001 anthrax attacks, some conspiracy theorists posted Internet websites that tried to imply that El-Hibri was connected to Osama Bin Laden and was connected to the anthrax attacks. USA Today interviewed El-Hibri in 2004 for an article about Muslim CEOs of companies helping to fight terrorism, wrote, "El-Hibri calls the Web sites annoying and jokes that he's lucky to be in the vaccination business so that he can inoculate himself from the pain of accusers who can't be confronted."When El-Hibri was the CEO of BioPort, BioPort recruited Admiral William Crowe, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to serve on the board of directors.

El-Hibri received a number of leadership- and philanthropic-based awards and recognitions, including: Biotech CEO of the Year – from the World Vaccine Congress Citation for Public Service — from U. S. Senator Barbara Mikulski Distinguished Community Service and Achievement Award — from the Rene Moawad Foundation Entrepreneur of the Year for Greater Washington — from Ernst & Young Executive of the Year — from the Tech Council of Maryland International Leadership Award — from the World Trade Center Institute Shining Stars Award — from Dar Al-Aytam In 2001, El-Hibri and his family started The El-Hibri Foundation as a tribute to El-Hibri's father, Ibrahim El-Hibri; the El-Hibri Foundation is a philanthropic organization that empowers and equips Muslim leaders and their allies to build thriving, inclusive communities. EHF makes grants and implements innovative programs to provide resources and skills, forge collaborative relationships, increase inclusion of and within American Muslim communities.

Its mission is to "support building an inclusive America by advancing peace and respect for diversity, inspired by the universally shared values of Islam." EHF "envisions a society where everyone can achieve the American Dream in a diverse and inclusive world." To work toward this goal, the foundation gives awards and runs several programs. The foundation awards an annual El-Hibri Peace Education Prize, as well as graduate scholarships; the El-Hibri Foundation is a 501 charitable foundation. El-Hibri is the chairman of the foundation; the El-Hibri Foundation Peace Awards recognize three individuals each year who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in advancing inclusion, building capacity, organizing communities for positive social change. The largest of the awards is the El-Hibri Peace Education Prize, it was established by the El-Hibri family in 2007, awards $30,000 to leaders who have dedicated their lives to making outstanding contributions and demonstrating long-term leadership in building inclusive and just communities in the United States.

El-Hibri serves on the boards of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, International Biomedical Research Alliance, National Health Museum, he serves on the advisory boards of the Heifetz International Music Institute and Yale Healthcare Conference. El-Hibri's mother is a German Catholic, his father is a Lebanese businessman; as a child, he lived in Lebanon. He became a U. S. citizen in 1999. GuideStar profile of the El-Hibri Foundation Profile of Fuad El-Hibri at Bloomberg Business Select news and commentary at The Washington Post Select news and commentary at BioPrepWatch Select news and commentary at The New York Times

Matrimonial Agency

Matrimonial Agency is a 1952 French comedy drama film directed by Jean-Paul Le Chanois, written by Jean-Paul Le Chanois, starring Bernard Blier and Louis de Funès. The film's sets were designed by the art director Max Douy. An average man inherits a marriage agency, he isn't prepared in any way to deal with this situation but step by step he lives up to the expectations. Bernard Blier as Noël Pailleret Louis de Funès as Monsieur Charles Michèle Alfa as Gilberte Jolivet Julien Carette as Jérôme Jean-Pierre Grenier as Jacques Yolande Laffon as Madame Pailleret Anne Campion as Viviane Galey Marcelle Praince as Madame Martin Pierre Mondy as The client Dayna Oscherwitz & MaryEllen Higgins; the A to Z of French Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009. Matrimonial Agency on IMDb Agence matrimoniale at the Films de France

William Herbert Purvis

William Herbert Purvis was a plant collector and investor in a sugarcane plantation on the island of Hawaiʻi during the late nineteenth century. William Herbert Purvis was born in England, he and his father John Purvis came to Hawaii in 1878. A distant cousin, Edith Mary Winifred Purvis came to Hawaii and married into the Holdsworth family. Edith's brothers were Robert William Theodore, a businessman on Kauai, Edward William Purvis who served as King Kalakaua's vice chamberlain; the Purvis family were early investors in the Pacific Sugar Mill at Kukuihaele near Waipiʻo Valley on the northeast coast "Big Island" of Hawaiʻi. The lands were from the estate of King Lunalilo, consolidated by Purvis and the royal doctor Georges Phillipe Trousseau. In 1882, Purvis introduced macadamia seeds into the Hawaiian Islands, he planted seed nuts that year at Kapulena, Hawaii at 20°6′4″N 155°31′40″W, just southeast of the Pacific Mill. For many years, the trees were grown just as ornamental plants. Macadamias have since become an important tree crop in Hawaii.

Total area in macadamia production is 20,200 acres and Hawaii’s macadamia industry is valued at $175 million annually. Major macadamia production is on the island of Hawaii. Purvis introduced the mongoose to control rats at the plantation in 1883; the mongoose has become an invasive pest. In 1889 he was elected into the Royal Colonial Institute. In 1887, Purvis hired Scottish arboriculturalist David McHattie Forbes from his position as Foreman Forester of the estate of Fletcher's Saltoun Hall to import and cultivate cinchona trees above the sugar line in Kukuihaele, Hawaii at the Pacific Sugar Mill, he married Mabel Vida Turner and had at least four children: Arthur Frederic Purvis, Inez Adele Isobel Kapuaimohala Purvis, John Ralph Purvis, Herbert Charles Purvis. He died December 31, 1950

Ritual (Oomph! album)

Ritual is the 13th studio album by the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Oomph!. The title was announced in a post on the band's official Facebook page on 15 November 2018; the band had earlier said they expected the album to release on 18 January 2019. On the following day, the official artwork for the album and a track listing, pre-order URL, a segment of upcoming single "Kein Liebeslied" were released, as well as reconfirming the release date. "Kein Liebeslied" was released on 30 November 2018. The album's second single "Tausend Mann und ein Befehl" was released on 4 January 2019. All songs were released on January, 18. At the end of its release week, Ritual became the band's first #1 album, in their native Germany; these are included on the Digital Download, Digipack CD, Limited Edition Box Set releases. In addition, the Limited edition box set features a 7" Vinyl with the exclusive song "Ich bin ein Fels". "Kein Liebeslied" "Tausend Mann und ein Befehl" The band toured in support of the album in the following locations and dates 1 March 2019 – Capitol, Germanya 2 Mar – Astra, Germanya 3 Mar – Markthalle Hamburg, Germanya 5 Mar – Zeche, Germanya 6 Mar – Schlachthof, Germanya 8 Mar – Im Wizemann, Germanya 9 Mar – Backstage Werk, Germanya 10 Mar – Kraftwerk Mitte, Germanya 12 Mar – Taubchenthal, Germanya 13 Mar – Hirs'ch, Germanya 15 Mar – Live Music Hall, Germanya 16 Mar – Iduna, Netherlandsa 17 Mar – La Laiterie, Franceb 19 Mar – O2 Academy Islington, London, UKb 20 Mar – La Machine, Franceb 22 Mar – Sala Mon, Spainc 23 Mar – Razzmatazz 2, Spainc 24 Mar – Ninkasi Kao, Franceb 26 Mar – Kofmehl, Switzerlandb 28 Mar – Conrad-Sohm, Austriab 29 Mar – Nová Chmelnice, Czech Republicb 30 Mar – Dark Electro Festival, Polanda: with Nervenbeisser b: with Heldmaschine c: with Mind Driller

The Kids Run the Restaurant

"The Kids Run the Restaurant" is the 20th episode of the third season of the animated comedy series Bob's Burgers and the overall 42nd episode, is written by Steven Davis and Kelvin Yu and directed by Boohwan Lim and Kyounghee Lim. It aired on Fox in the United States on April 21, 2013. While slicing tomatoes for burgers, Bob is distracted by his family's chaotic behavior and accidentally cuts his hand. Though the cut is small, Bob faints at the sight of his own blood and Linda must take him to the hospital, leaving the kids alone; the kids decide to open the restaurant. Gene envisions turning the restaurant into a fried chicken establishment called “McChicky’s,” while Tina envisions turning it into an organic health food restaurant; as such, they scare away customers craving burgers. Louise gets the idea to turn the restaurant basement into an underground casino, hiring Zeke as bouncer and the Pesto twins to spread the word. Tina becomes a waitress, Gene assembles “The Cutie Patooties,” a girl group he'd formed at school the previous day, to perform.

The casino attracts both kids and adults, including numerous sailors, who gamble money on kids’ games such as Surgery Sam and rock-paper-scissors. Louise becomes maniacal, abusing Tina and locking the Pesto twins in the walk-in cooler in their underwear to count money. Gene finds none of the members of the girl group can sing except “Girl #3,” whom he'd designated as a backup singer. By the time Gene finds out Girl #3 can sing, the Cutie Patooties decide to break up. Gene dons a wig to perform the song. Mr. Fischoeder, the landlord, arrives; the kids are terrified, but Fischoeder reveals himself to be a gambler and pumps massive amounts of money into the casino. He goes head-to-head with Louise on rock-paper-scissors, causing Louise to lose large sums of money that Fischoeder presumes the “house” – Bob and Linda – owes him. Meanwhile, at the hospital, Bob is assigned a first-time doctor who has never performed an operation without his supervisor; the doctor is so inexperienced he must watch an online video in order to figure out how to do stitches.

Bob insists on leaving, but Linda –, enamored with the young doctor – convinces him to stay. Bob wakes up with his body shaved and his entire hand in a cast. After finding out the doctor filmed the entire operation on his phone, he convinces Linda to leave. Once in the car, Bob finds his wound is worse than before and sprays blood all over the car. Linda drives him back to the hospital; the parents return home to Fischoeder demanding five thousand dollars. Louise gets the idea to have Fischoeder square off double-or-nothing in rock-paper-scissors. Louise knows Fischoeder will throw paper, not expecting Bob to be able to throw scissors due to his injured hand, she convinces opening his wound, in order to cancel the debt. The two square off and Bob is able to throw scissors, splitting his stitches and spraying blood. Fischoeder leaves with no money; the episode ends with Linda performing a musical number, “The Kids Run The Restaurant," with a chorus line of sailors. Rowan Kaiser of The A. V. Club gave the episode a B+, saying "As Bob's Burgers nears the end of its third season, the specific traits it adds to characters and setting will become critical parts of the stories moving forward, as will figuring out a way to balance the quirks of the characters with freedom of storytelling in each episode.

But that's part of the fun of watching a show grow." Dyanamaria Leifsson of TV Equals said "Although Bob’s original wound was pretty minor, this was a somewhat gory episode of Bob’s Burgers. I happen to be one of those people that gets a good chuckle out of exaggerated and ridiculous blood splatter, so I couldn’t help but laugh when Bob’s finger wound sprayed blood all over Linda and the car, Mr. Fischoeder and all the kids in his basement. Things never got so serious. I appreciated that all this gory humor came from the tiniest little cut, rather than having Bob lose a finger. Blood and guts wouldn’t seem to fit in with the Bob’s Burgers comedy style, but it was done right here."The episode received a 1.7 rating and was watched by a total of 3.74 million people. This made it the third most watched show on Animation Domination that night, beating The Cleveland Show and an encore of The Simpsons but losing to an encore of Family Guy. "The Kids Run the Restaurant" on IMDb "The Kids Run the Restaurant" at TV.com