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Eindhoven University of Technology

The Eindhoven University of Technology, abbr. TU/e, is a technical university in the Netherlands, operating in English; the University has been placed in the top 400 universities in the world by five major ranking tables. The 2019 QS World University Rankings place Eindhoven 99th in the world, 34th in Europe, 3rd in the Netherlands - TU/e has moved up 59 places in this world ranking since 2012. TU/e is the Dutch member of the EuroTech Universities Alliance, a strategic partnership of universities of science & technology in Europe: Technical University of Denmark, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, École Polytechnique, The Technion, Eindhoven University of Technology, Technical University of Munich; the Eindhoven University of Technology was founded as the Technische Hogeschool Eindhoven on 23 June 1956 by the Dutch government. It was the second institute of its kind in the Netherlands, preceded only by the Delft University of Technology. Undergraduate education was given in four- or five-year programs until 2002, styled along the lines of the German system of education.

Starting in 2002, following the entry into force of the Bologna Accords, the university switched to the bachelor/master structure. The undergraduate programs are now split into two parts, a three-year bachelor program and a two-year master program. On 3 January 2011, the university's strategic vision document for the period up to 2020, the "Strategic Plan 2020", was presented. Despite the economic crisis and the budget cutbacks announced by the Dutch government for the period up to 2014, the university set itself an ambitious strategic vision for the period up to 2020; this vision included establishing a University College to foster both depth and societal relevance in engineering education. The science park was one of the more costly elements of the plan; the Eindhoven University of Technology is a public university of the Netherlands. As such its general structure and management is determined by the Wet op het Hoger Onderwijs en Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek. Between that law and the statutes of the university itself, the management of the university is organized according to the following chart: The day-to-day running of the university is in the hands of the Executive College.

The College provides oversight for the departments, the service organizations and the Innovation Lab, plus the local activities of the Stan Ackermans Institute. The College consists of three people, plus a secretary: The president The president is the chair of the College and the main face of the university to the outside world. Over the last few years the post has been held by people from outside the university, chosen from high levels of industry, in order to strengthen the ties between the university and industrial partners; the current president is Robert-Jan Smits, the former Director-General of Research and Innovation at the European Commission. The rector magnificus The rector magnificus is the one member of the College whose membership is mandated by law; the law allows the university to appoint a rector in any way, but the university statutes determine that the rector magnificus must be an active professor at the university. The rector is the voice of the academic staff in the College and guards the academic interests of the university in the College.

The current rector magnificus is Frank Baaijens. The vice president The third member is a "tie-breaker" member of the College; the post is open to anybody. The current vice president is Nicole Ummelen; the secretary The secretary is not a member of the College but a university functionary who does secretarial work for the College, keeping the minutes and the records and taking care of communication between the College and the university. The College secretary is the secretary for the entire university; the current secretary is Susanne van Weelden. There are two bodies that provide oversight over the Executive College: The Oversight Board is an external board of five people appointed by the Minister of Education; the Board provides external oversight of the running of the university, including changing of the statutes, the budget and other management decisions. The University Council is a council of 18 people, half of whom are elected from the university staff and half from the student body; the University Council is informed of the running of the university by the College at least twice a year and may advise the College as

HMCS Magog (K673)

HMCS Magog was a River-class frigate that served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. She was used as a convoy escort. On 14 October 1944, she was torpedoed by U-1223, she was towed to port and declared a constructive total loss. Magog was named for the town of Quebec. Magog was ordered in October 1941 as part of the 1942-1942 River-class building program, she was laid down on 16 June 1943 by Canadian Vickers Ltd. at Montreal and launched on 22 September 1943. Magog was commissioned into the RCN at Quebec City on 7 May 1944 with the pennant number K673; the River-class frigate was designed by William Reed of Smith's Dock Company of South Bank-on-Tees. Called a "twin-screw corvette", its purpose was to improve on the convoy escort classes in service with the Royal Navy at the time, including the Flower-class corvette; the first orders were placed by the Royal Navy in 1940 and the vessels were named for rivers in the United Kingdom, giving name to the class. In Canada they were named for cities though they kept the same designation.

The name "frigate" was suggested by Vice-Admiral Percy Nelles of the Royal Canadian Navy and was adopted that year. Improvements over the corvette design included improved accommodation, markedly better; the twin engines gave only three more knots of speed but extended the range of the ship to nearly double that of a corvette at 7,200 nautical miles at 12 knots. Among other lessons applied to the design was an armament package better designed to combat U-boats including a twin 4-inch mount forward and 12-pounder aft. 15 Canadian frigates were fitted with a single 4-inch gun forward but with the exception of HMCS Valleyfield, they were all upgraded to the double mount. For underwater targets, the River-class frigate was equipped with a Hedgehog anti-submarine mortar and depth charge rails aft and four side-mounted throwers. River-class frigates were the first Royal Canadian Navy warships to carry the 147B Sword horizontal fan echo sonar transmitter in addition to the irregular ASDIC; this allowed the ship to maintain contact with targets while firing unless a target was struck.

Improved radar and direction-finding equipment improved the RCN's ability to find and track enemy submarines over the previous classes. Canada ordered the construction of 33 frigates in October 1941; the design was too big for the locks on the Lachine Canal so it was not built by the shipyards on the Great Lakes and therefore all the frigates built in Canada were built in dockyards along the West Coast or along the St. Lawrence River below Montreal. In all Canada ordered the construction of 60 frigates including ten for the Royal Navy that transferred two to the United States Navy. After arriving at Halifax, Magog worked up in St. Margaret's Bay and Bermuda before returning to Montreal for repairs, completing those at Halifax in August 1944, she was assigned to escort group EG 16, used to patrol and escort convoys along the eastern Canadian coast. She escorted Convoy ON 256. Several days she escorted Convoy ONS 33, joining the convoy from 13–14 October in the same waters south of Newfoundland.

On 14 October 1944 Magog joined Convoy ONS 33G in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. At 1925 local time, Magog was torpedoed and damaged by U-1223 near Pointe-des-Monts, losing 65 feet of her stern, killing 3 crew and injuring 3 others. After the torpedoing, Magog was taken in tow first by HMCS Toronto HMCS Shawinigan to the safety of a bay, to Quebec by the salvage tug Lord Strathcona where she was declared a total constructive loss; the crew was ordered not to discuss the action at the time by the Prime Minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King. Magog was paid off 20 December 1944 to care and maintenance and was sold in 1945 to Marine Industries Ltd. from Sorel, Quebec. She was scrapped in 1947, her only commanding officer was Lieutenant Lewis Dennis Quick, RCNR. Fleet of the Royal Canadian Navy www.hcmsmagog.com

Hal Singer

Harold Joseph Singer known as Hal "Cornbread" Singer, is an American R&B and jazz bandleader and saxophonist. Singer was born in Oklahoma's African-American district, Greenwood, he was a survivor of the Tulsa race riot, which took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921. Singer grew up in Greenwood where he studied violin as a child but, as a teenager, switched to clarinet and tenor saxophone, which became his instrument of choice. From the late 1930s he began playing in local bands, including Ernie Fields', before joining Jay McShann's orchestra in 1943 and moving to New York. After working in other bands, he joined Oran "Hot Lips" Page's band in 1947 and began working as a session musician with King Records. In early 1948, he left Page, formed his own small group, was signed to Mercury Records where he cut his first single "Fine As Wine" with a B side "Rock Around the Clock", co-written with Sam Theard. For the Savoy label of Newark, New Jersey, he recorded the instrumental "Corn Bread", which made No. 1 on the R&B charts in September 1948, gave Singer a new popularity and nickname.

His follow-up the following year, "Beef Stew", was a much smaller hit. In the early and mid-1950s, he recorded with Mercury, toured with R&B artists such as The Orioles and Charles Brown, worked as a session musician. In 1958, he began recording with Prestige Records as a jazz soloist and performing at the Metropole Cafe in New York with leading jazz musicians such as Roy Eldridge and Coleman Hawkins. In 1965, after touring Europe with Earl "Fatha" Hines' band, Singer stayed in France to settle near Paris, he continued to record and toured extensively around Europe and Africa, performing with various bands including Charlie Watts' and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. His 1969 album, Paris Soul Food, featuring Singer on saxophone and singing. In 1974, he went on a State Department tour of Africa with Horace Parlan. Singer appears on the 1981 live recording Rocket 88 with the UK-based boogie-woogie band Rocket 88. In the summer of 1981 Singer visited London, where he recorded two albums for John Stedman's record label, JSP.

The first album, Swing on it, was recorded with British musicians, including Jim Mullen, Peter King, Mike Carr and Harold Smith, while the second, recorded a day with the same group featured Jimmy Witherspoon. Singer shares artist billing on a recording made in 1989, along with Al Copley, "Royal Blue", released on the Black Top label in 1990, he appeared as an actor in the award-winning 1990 feature film Taxi Blues and, in 1992, was awarded the prestigious title of "Chevalier des Arts" by the French government. A documentary film, Hal Singer, Keep the Music Going, was made by Haitian-American director Guetty Felin in 1999, it was made in collaboration with the CNC in the French cable music network Muzzik. The documentary wove into the narrative Singer's personal super-8 movies, archival images of the jazz era, footage of Singer's home in Paris, in concert and teaching jazz to the younger generation of musicians in France. Spoken word poet Jessica Care Moore is featured in a duet with Singer.

This documentary is the only film on Singer's career to date. Singer turned 100 in October 2019. 1948 "Fine As Wine" & "Rock Around the Clock" 1948 "Corn Bread" – as leader 1949 "Beef Stew" – as leader 1959 Blue Stompin' – Hal Singer and the Charlie Shavers Quintet 1960 Blues by Lonnie Johnson – Lonnie Johnson Quintet 1963 Blues in the Night – as leader 1968 A Funky Day in Paris – Johnny Letman 1968 Milt and Hal – Milt Buckner 1969 Paris Soul Food – as leader 1969 Kidney Stew is Fine − Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson 1971 Blues and News – as leader 1973 Grey's MoodAl Grey 1975 Soul of Africa – as leader 1977 Le Grand Voyage / The Long Trip – as leader 1981 Rocket 88 – Rocket 88 1981 Swing on it – as leader 1990 Royal Blue – as co-lead with Al Copley – 2010 Challenge – as co-lead with David Murray – More information Details on early career