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Drake University

Drake University is a private university in Des Moines, Iowa. The institution offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including professional programs in business and pharmacy. Drake's law school is among the 25 oldest in the country. Drake University was founded in 1881 by George T. Carpenter, a teacher and pastor, Francis Marion Drake, a union general during the Civil War. Drake was affiliated with the Christian Church, although no religious affiliation is recognized today; the first classes convened in 1881, with 77 students and one building constructed, Student's Home. In 1883, the first permanent building, Old Main, was completed. Old Main remains prominent on campus, housing administration offices, Levitt Hall, Sheslow Auditorium, as the site of many United States presidential debates, other events; the university's law school–the second oldest law school in the country west of the Mississippi River, after Saint Louis University School of Law–was established in 1865, by Chester C. Cole, who served on the Iowa Supreme Court from 1864 to 1876.

Drake's first international students enrolled for classes in 1886, were citizens of China, Persia and Japan. The first campus library opened on June 16, 1908. In 1920, due to a housing crisis, the University allowed social fraternities to use Greek letter emblems and affiliate with national offices. Drake's law school, one of the 25 oldest law schools in the nation, traces its history to 1865, it is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. Drake University Law School is home to the [. S. Congress and funded by the federal government. In 1887, the Iowa College of Pharmacy affiliated with Drake University and operated as one of the colleges of the University, until 1906, when it was discontinued. Drake was without a pharmacy school until 1939, when the Des Moines College of Pharmacy Corporation, which separated from Des Moines University in 1927, was dissolved and the college's staff and facilities became part of Drake University. In 1931, the women's dormitory opened—the first on-campus student residence built since the university's founding.

In 1937, ground was broken on commencement day for Cowles Library, now the university's primary library. In 1939, a new men's dormitory was completed, which included a student union, dubbed "The Kennel". In 1963, Kirk Residence Hall opened Meredith Hall opened, in 1965, opening the door for the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Journalism. During the height of nationwide student protests in 1970–culminating in the Student Strike of 1970–a bomb exploded inside Harvey Ingham Hall. No one was injured, but windows were shattered in nearby Meredith and Herriott Halls. Ingham repaired; the largest building on campus, the Harmon Fine Arts Center, opened in 1972. The Olmsted Center, Drake's student union building, opened in 1974. On September 17, 1969, the Drake student newspaper, The Times-Delphic, published what appears to be the first documented account of the infamous Paul is dead hoax. No articles published prior to this piece about the supposed death of Paul McCartney are evidenced, although fellow Times-Delphic reporter and musician Dartanyan Brown, one of the sources for the article, recalled hearing about the hoax from other musicians and reading about it in some underground newspapers.

In 1992, the Knapp Center opened as home to the men's and women's basketball teams, the women's volleyball team. It contains four racquetball courts, five basketball and volleyball courts, a 200-meter track, a weight training center; the facility hosted President Bill Clinton in 1996. In September 2010, Drake launched the distinctlyDrake Campaign to support its successful $200 million capital fundraising campaign to become "one of the nation’s best institutions of higher learning."In 2013, Drake University became the home of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement. The University consists of six colleges: College of Arts and Sciences College of Business and Public Administration School of Education School of Journalism and Mass Communication Law School College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Drake features over 160 student organizations, which including several fraternities and sororities; the School of Journalism and Mass Communication magazine program has achieved national prominence.

The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication team that visited in 1999 termed Drake's Magazines program the strongest undergraduate sequence in the country. In 2007, Drake student magazines 515 won Pacemaker Awards. SJMC is home to 94.1 The Dog, which operates under the call letters KDRA-LP FM. The station launched in August 2006, after having existed as an internet station, KDCS Bulldog Radio. 94.1 The Dog is broadcast at 80 watts from a tower atop Meredith Hall, which houses SJMC. An agreement with the Federal Communications Commission allows Drake to utilize the frequency from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. weekdays and all day Saturday, while Grand View University controls the frequency the rest of the week, under the call letters KGVC-LP. Drake students schedule 24 hours of programming, broadcasting online and on channel 12 via closed-circuit television on campus when not broadcasting over the airwaves. Drake student-athletes compete in NCAA Division I in the Missouri Valley Conference in

Leonid Korotkov

Leonid Viktoryvich Korotkov was the governor of Amur Oblast in Siberia in Russia. He was born in Zavitinsk, he graduated from Far Eastern University in 1987. He is a member of the Communist Party of Russia, he became governor in 2001. He had been a distant second with only 20% of the vote in the first round, but the incumbent got less than 50% of the vote so Korotkov could participate in the runoff, which he narrowly won. In February 2005, Korotkov was renominated by President Vladimir Putin and confirmed for a second term by the local Parliament, he was one of the first governors to be elected in this way, as a law abolishing direct election of governors and presidents of the Russian republics had just taken effect. Putin sacked Korotkov from his position on May 10, 2007 after he was charged with abuse of power, appointing the oblast's agriculture minister Alexander Nesterenko as acting governor. Putin appointed Nikolai Kolesov as Amur oblast's governor. President Dmitry Medvedev sacked Kolesov in October 2008 when Putin's appointee faced charges of illegally building a country house in a nature reserve.

A court in Blagoveshchensk on 27 December 2010 acquitted Korotkov of the charges he had faced of raising electricity tariffs to illegally bankroll the local soccer team, buying vehicles at inflated prices and paying 16 million roubles to a mining company for a controlling stake, never transferred to the oblast government

Ferguson Left

The Ferguson Left is a political sub-faction in New South Wales within the Australian Labor Party founded by Martin Ferguson. In New South Wales, the Soft Left was the dominant group on the Steering Committee until March 1989, when the Soft Left's Jan Burnswoods was defeated by the Hard Left's Anthony Albanese in an internal faction ballot for the leading position of Assistant General Secretary of the New South Wales Labor Party; the new Hard Left majority changed the name of the faction to the Socialist Left in November 1989. The large Australian trade union, United Voice supported the Ferguson Left until 2010. In 2014 the sub-faction in New South Wales was led by Paul Lynch, it still exists in New South Wales led by Laurie FergusonIn Victoria, the Ferguson Left was an independent left faction led by Martin Ferguson. Following the retirement of Martin Ferguson, the Ferguson Left reunited with the Victorian Socialist Left in 2014-15. Past federal members included Martin Ferguson, Laurie Ferguson, Alan Griffin.

At the 2015 Australian Labor Party National Conference former Ferguson Left powerbroker Martin Ferguson was roundly condemned by the labour movement and a motion was carried condemning him for comments he'd made that they believe had damaged the party since retiring from parliament. The Ferguson Left was brought back into the fold of the broader National Left after the retirement of key players Laurie Ferguson, Martin Ferguson and Julia Gillard, the increasing momentum towards a National Left majority at National Conference in 2018. Tensions still exist about the Soft Left's role in electing Labor Right-aligned Bill Shorten as Australian Labor Party leader over the Labor Left's Anthony Albanese; these personal enmities between the Soft Left and the Hard Left date back decades. In November 2019, the Soft Left in New South Wales was shown to be still existing as a sub-faction when tensions between it, the Hard Left and wider party members surfaced over allegations of branch stacking by leading Soft Left figures Laurie Ferguson, Julia Finn, Lynda Voltz and Julie Owens were made to the NSW Labor head office


The Eburones, were a Gallic-Germanic tribe who lived in the northeast of Gaul, in what is now the southern Netherlands, eastern Belgium, the German Rhineland, in the period before this region was conquered by Rome. Though living in Gaul, they were described as being both Belgae, Germani; the Eburones played a major role in Julius Caesar's account of his "Gallic Wars", as the most important tribe within the Germani cisrhenani group of tribes, i. e. Germani living west of the Rhine amongst the Belgae. Caesar claimed that the name of the Eburones was wiped out after their failed revolt against his forces during the Gallic Wars. Whether any significant part of the population lived on in the area as Tungri, the tribal name found here is uncertain but considered likely. Caesar is the primary source for the location of the Eburones; the exact borders are difficult to be certain about, but the region that they and their fellow Germani inhabited corresponds to some extent with the Roman district of Germania Inferior, enclosed by the northern bend of the river Rhine, including a stretch of the Meuse river stretching from the Ardennes until the river deltas of the Rhine and Meuse.

In the early medieval church this evolved into the original church province of Cologne, which included the Diocese of Liège that had evolved from the Civitas Tungrorum. This large area included large parts of what are now the southern Netherlands, eastern Belgium, the German Rhineland. At one point Caesar reported that the greatest part of the Eburones settled between the Mosa and the Rhine, and "on this basis German scholars place them in the northern Eifel". On the other hand, Caesar places Atuatuca, the fort of the Eburones, about the middle of the territory of the Eburones. More Caesar's description of a narrow defile to its west, suitable for ambush, is a type of landscape less common as one goes north in this region, towards the low-lying Campine. In the same passage, Caesar describes the Segni and Condrusi as being south of the Eburones, between them and the Treviri, who lived near the Moselle; this is difficult to reconcile with a territory near the Eifel because the Condrusi are the origin of the name of the Condroz region in the Ardennes, south of the Meuse, west of the Eifel.

"No cultural groupings can be isolated to suit the Eburones in the north Eifel" according to Edith Mary Wightman. In contrast, she writes that Belgian archaeologists identify them with the cultural group in northern Limburg and Kempen which showed such strong continuity in Urnfield times; this would account for the propinquity of Eburones and Menapii mentioned by Caesar. Furthermore, to the north and northwest, the Eburones bordered on the Menapii, who lived near the mouth of the Rhine river, though "protected by one continued extent of morasses and woods", had ties of hospitality with them, and at one point Caesar indicates that when the Eburones went into hiding, they not only dispersed into the Ardennes and morasses, but "those who were nearest the ocean concealed themselves in the islands which the tides form". This is seen to indicate that at least part of the Eburones lived west of the Maas, closer to the river deltas. Nico Roymans has argued, based on concentrations of coin finds, that there were Eburones as far north as the eastern part of the Dutch river-area, an area inhabited by Batavians, a Roman-era Germanic group who may have included remnants of the older Eburonic population.

When the Tencteri and Usipetes, who were Germanic tribes, crossed the Rhine from Germania in 55 BCE, Caesar reported that they first fell on the Menapii crossed the Maas towards a tribe called the Ambivariti and advanced into the territories of the Eburones and Condrusi, who were both "under the protection of" the Treveri to the south. Apart from being under the protection of the Treveri, the Eburones had close dealings with the Nervii, a large Belgic tribe to the west of them, who much had their Roman provincial capital in Bavay. Neighbouring both the Nervii and the Eburones between them, were the Aduatuci. Caesar reported that Ambiorix had been forced to pay tribute to them before the Romans came, that his own son and nephew had been kept by them as hostages in slavery and chains, it was with these two tribes, that the Eburones could form a military alliance against Caesar's forces. The location of the Aduatuci is not clear, but their name appears to be related to the names of both the capital of the Eburones "Aduatuca" and the capital of the Tungri "Aduatuca Tungrorum" which may have been the same place.

Caesar reports that during his conflict with them, the Eburones had some sort of alliance, organized via their allies the Treveri, with the Germanic tribes over the Rhine. Linguist Maurits Gysseling proposed that placenames such as Avendoren, Averdoingt and Avernas may be derived from the Eburones. Caesar's forces clashed with an alliance of Belgic tribes in 57 BCE in the Battle of the Sabis. Before that battle, information from th

The Meaning of 8

The Meaning of 8 is the seventh studio album by the experimental indie rock band Cloud Cult. All songs written by Craig Minowa. "Chain Reaction" – 4:28 "Please Remain Calm" – 3:55 "Chemicals Collide" – 3:16 "Pretty Voice" – 3:45 "Brain Gateway" – 3:31 "Take Your Medicine" – 4:41 "Your 8th Birthday" – 4:06 "Dance for the Dead" – 3:48 "Everywhere All at One Time" – 1:07 "Purpose" – 3:47 "A Good God" – 2:34 "The Shape of 8" – 1:30 "The Girl Underground" – 2:47 "2x2x2" – 4:16 "Thanks" – 3:45 "Alien Christ" – 3:39 "The Deaf Girl's Song" – 3:43 "Hope" – 4:09 "Song of the Deaf Girl" – 1:28B-Side "May Your Lives Be Long" - 4:18 "Step Forward" - 3:22 "818" - 3:21 The Meaning of 8 page at "Chemicals Collide" video on YouTube

Corn-Cob (livery)

Corn-Cob was an informal term, promoted by the editors of NZ Railfan magazine, describing a New Zealand railway locomotive livery found in common usage amongst the railfan community. The livery was introduced on 5 May 2004 when Toll Rail took over the rail system from Tranz Rail and replaced the Bumble-Bee livery; the livery was replaced by the KiwiRail Phase One livery in July 2008. DX 5379 was the first locomotive to wear the livery; the livery represents the colours of Australia. When KiwiRail took over the rail system from Toll Rail, the Toll brandings on the locomotives was covered by patched which had the KiwiRail logo on them; as of January 2020, one DHs, two DSCs, two DSJs and one TR still operate in this livery. Since the introduction of the livery in May 2004, there has only been one variation: DXB 5143 received the livery in June 2008, had been repainted with a deeper yellow on the front of the cab, running boards and at each end of the loco, however the cab-sides were repainted in lighter shade of yellow.

It lacked the green stripes and Toll Rail insignia on the nose. This was only short-lived and the loco never operated in the livery. Although not an official variation, DBR 1295 wore the livery without the Toll Rail branding on the short-hood. DAR class: 517 - now scrappedDBR class: 1295 - now preserved by the Glenbrook Vintage RailwayDC class: 4093 - repainted in the MAXX blue livery and now scrapped 4605 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 4801 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 4818 - repainted in the KiwiRail Bold livery and now preserved by the Glenbrook Vintage Railway 4830 - now scrappedDF class: 7023 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 7186 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 7307 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 7348 - now in the KiwiRail Bold liveryDH class: 2839 2851 - now in the KiwiRail Bold liveryDQ class: 6324 - shipped overseas 6347 - shipped overseasDSC class: 2216 - now scrapped 2379 - now in the KiwiRail livery 2462 2720DSG class: 3046 - now in the KiwiRail liveryDSJ class: 4004 - now in the KiwiRail livery 4032 4060DX class: 5074 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 5114 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 5143 - now in the KiwiFruit livery 5172 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 5206 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 5212 - repainted in the KiwiRail Bold livery and is now under overhaul at Hutt Workshops 5241 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 5258 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 5264 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 5270 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 5287 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 5356 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 5379 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 5385 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 5402 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 5425 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 5431 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 5477 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 5500 - repainted in the KiwiRail Bold livery and is now under overhaul at Hutt Workshops 8007 - now in the KiwiRail Bold livery 8022 - now in the KiwiRail Bold liveryTR class: 845 897 - now in the KiwiRail livery 914 - now in the KiwiRail livery