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Fabian Pascal

Fabian Pascal is a consultant to large software vendors such as IBM, Oracle Corporation, Borland, but is better known as an author and seminar speaker. Born in Romania, Pascal lives in the San Francisco, CA area of the US, works in association with Christopher J. Date. Pascal is known for his sharp criticisms of the data management industry, trade press, current state of higher education, Western culture and alleged media bias. Pascal advocates strict adherence to the principles of the relational model, argues that departing from the model in the name of pragmatism is responsible for serious data management troubles. Criticism of Pascal's advocacy centers around his polemical style, which some perceive as overly confrontational and unprofessional, he does political commentary at The PostWest blog, on the decline of Western education and civilization and Middle East issues. "A lot of what is being said, written, or done in the database management field — or whatever is left of it — by vendors, the trade press and "experts" is irrelevant, misleading, or outright wrong.

While this is to a degree true of computing in general, in the database field the problems are so acute that, claims to the contrary notwithstanding, technology is regressing!" "The relational model is application of science -- math -- to database management. The notion that one is "fanatic" about, tantamount to claiming that civil engineering is fanatical about the laws of physics; such a claim reveals problems more serious than ignorance of data fundamentals, THAT is what deserves disdain." Fabian Pascal, August 29, 2005 Pascal, Fabian. SQL and relational basics. Redwood City, CA: M&T Books. ISBN 1-55851-063-X. LCCN 90005525. OCLC 21037159. LCC QA76.73. S67 P37 1990.. 336 pp. Pascal, Fabian. Understanding relational databases with examples in SQL-92. New York, NY: Wiley. ISBN 0-471-58538-6. LCCN 93007595. OCLC 27812796. LCC QA76.9. D3 P3486 1993.. 278 pp. Pascal, Fabian. Practical issues in database management: a reference for the thinking practitioner. Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-48555-9. LCCN 00022984.

OCLC 43434672. LCC QA76.9. D3 P34855 2000.. 256 pp. Christopher J. Date Hugh Darwen David McGoveran POOD POFN Pascal, Fabian. "Truth and Principles: What's Wrong with the Database Industry?". Wilshire conferences. Archived from the original on 2005-04-05. Retrieved 2005-05-09.. Pascal, Fabian. "Articles". DBAzine. Archived from the original on 2006-08-13. Retrieved 2006-07-17.. Pascal, Fabian. "The Post West". Google. CS1 maint: date format

Andrew Fenn

Andrew Fenn is a British cyclist, who rides for UCI Professional Continental team Aqua Blue Sport. Fenn competed in many sports as a child but concentrated on cycling from the age of 12 when he joined Welwyn Wheelers, his talent was noticed by British Cycling, he joined their Olympic Development Programme in November 2006 and won the junior version of Paris–Roubaix in 2008, before moving on to the Olympic Academy Programme in 2009-2010. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham-born Fenn –, qualified to ride for Scotland as his mother was Scottish-born – finished 14th in the men's road time trial, his first year riding as a professional was in 2011, in which he claimed two victories and the bronze medal in the under-23 road race at the Road World Championships. In September 2014, it was announced that Fenn had signed for Team Sky, joining on 1 January 2015; as of September 2019, Andy announced that he has retired from the Pro-Peloton after the Aqua-Blue collapse last year. Andrew Fenn at Cycling Archives

Keswick, South Australia

Keswick is an inner south-western suburb of Adelaide, adjacent to the park lands, located in the City of West Torrens. Keswick is home to Keswick Barracks, an Australian Army Barracks, it is home to the 9th Brigade, 10th/27th Battalion, Royal South Australia Regiment, the 48th Field Battery, the headquarters of the 3rd Health Support Battalion. Keswick Barracks houses several DCO departments, the SA Branch of RUSI and the local RUSI library. There is an Air force unit here too. Keswick is home to the headquarters of RDNS SA Royal District Nursing Service Silver Chain SA In the 2016 Census, there were 742 people in Keswick. 51.9% of people were born in Australia and 54.1% of people spoke only English at home. The most common response for religion was No Religion 38.6%. Keswick railway station Adelaide Parklands Terminal List of Adelaide suburbs

John Keane (political theorist)

John Keane is Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney and at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin In 1989 he founded the Centre for the Study of Democracy in London. He is the Director of the founded Sydney Democracy Network. Keane was born in southern Australia and educated at the Universities of Adelaide and Cambridge. Keane has held the Karl Deutsch Professorship in Berlin, co-directed a European Commission-funded project on the future of civil society and citizenship, served as a Fellow of the London-based think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research, he held a Major Research Fellowship awarded by the Leverhulme Trust and is a Fellow of the Fudan Institute for Advanced Study in Social Sciences in Shanghai. During his many years of residence in Britain, The Times of London ranked him as "one of Australia’s great intellectual exports and among the world’s leading political thinkers and writers."His current research interests include China, the Asia and Pacific region and the future of global institutions.

In 2013, John Keane's decision to withdraw the invitation to host the lecture of the 14th Dalai Lama raised controversies and public protests. Following the protests that took place at the University of Sydney, IHDR reversed its decision on the invitation; the term monitory democracy is introduced in Keane's The Death of Democracy. It claims that from around 1945 democracy entered a new historical phase. In the age of'monitory democracy', the language and ideals and institutions of democracy undergo many changes. For the first time in its history, democracy has grown familiar to people living within most regions of the earth, regardless of their language, religion or civilisation; this process of'indigenisation' helps explain why, again for the first time, there is an explosion of many different understandings of democracy. Democracy becomes globally accepted as the political governing form par excellence. For the first time as well, racial prejudice is said to be incompatible with the ideals of democracy.

In contrast to the age of representative democracy, which ended just prior to World War Two, many democrats feel embarrassed or angered by talk of'naturally inferior', or'backward' or'uncivilised' peoples. In the age of monitory democracy, less there are indications that the theory and practice of democracy are mutating, that its significance is changing because its institutions are being stretched into areas of life in which democracy in any form was excluded, or played only a limited role. Once seen as the rule of the people, by the people and for the people, democracy is viewed more pragmatically, as a vital weapon for guaranteeing political equality against concentrations of publicly unaccountable power; that is what monitory democracy means: the ongoing public scrutiny and public control of decision makers, whether they operate in the field of government or inter-governmental institutions, or within so-called non-governmental or civil society organisations, such as businesses, trade unions, sports associations and charities.

In the age of monitory democracy, in contrast to the earlier eras of assembly democracy and representative democracy in territorial state form, many new mechanisms are mixed and combined with new ways of publicly monitoring and controlling the exercise of power. Representative forms of government do not wither, or disappear. Elections remain important and representative democracy within the framework of territorial states survives, in some countries it thrives, sometimes for the first time ever. Efforts to renew representative government are commonplace, as in the civic involvement and clean-up schemes in Japanese cities such as Yokohama and Kawasaki during the past several decades. However, for a variety of reasons that are related to public pressure and the need to reduce corruption and the abuse of power, conventional representative forms of democracy are coming to be supplemented by a variety of democratic innovations that are applied to organisations underneath and beyond governments.

Others include public integrity mechanisms, congresses and other new forms of media scrutiny, as well as cross-border parliaments and open methods of co-ordination, of the kind practised in the European Union. The inventions are unique to the age of monitory democracy, they fundamentally alter both the political geometry and dynamics of democracy. Democracy becomes much more than electoral democracy. According to Keane, although its future is by no means guaranteed, monitory democracy is the most intricate and dynamic form of democracy, a type of post-electoral democracy that has long-term consequences and disorientating effects upon political parties, parliaments and governments, he concludes that in the age of public monitoring of power, democracy can no longer be seen as a done deal or as achieved. Monitory democracy is an unfinished experiment that both thrives on imperfection and requires fresh ways of thinking about democracy's virtues and its imperfections and failures. John Keane homepage John Keane's The Life and D

Charles Murray, 7th Earl of Dunmore

Charles Adolphus Murray, 7th Earl of Dunmore VD, styled Viscount Fincastle from birth until 1845, was a Scottish peer and Conservative politician. Fincastle was 6th Earl of Dunmore and his wife, Catherine, his maternal grandmother was the Russian noblewoman Countess Catherine Woronzoff, daughter of the Russian ambassador to St James's, Semyon Romanovich Vorontsov. In 1874, he was appointed a Lord-in-waiting in Disraeli's government, a post he held until 1880. In 1875, he was made Lord Lieutenant of Stirlingshire, which he remained until 1885. In 1882 he was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of the 1st Inverness-shire Rifle Volunteers, he retired in 1896. In 1892–93 he traveled through the eastern Pamirs to Kashgar, he was engaged in some form of diplomacy or espionage but the matter is not clear. Lord Dunmore married Lady Gertrude Coke, third daughter of Thomas Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester, on 5 April 1866, they had six children: Alexander Edward, styled Viscount Fincastle 8th Earl of Dunmore Lady Evelyn Cobbold, married John Dupuis Cobbold.

Lady Muriel, married Harold Gore Browne. Lady Grace, married William James Barry, Esq. Lady Victoria Alexandrina Lady Mildred, married Gilbert Follet, Sir John FitzGerald, 3rd Baronet; the Pamirs: Being a Narrative of a Year's Expedition on Horseback and on Foot Through Kashmir, Western Tibet, Chinese Tartary, Russian Central Asia. J. Murray. 1894. The Revelation of Christianus and Other Christian Science Poems. University Press. 1901. Fryer, Sydney Ernest. "Murray, Charles Adolphus". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. S. E. Fryer, rev. Elizabeth Baigent. "Murray, Charles Adolphus, seventh earl of Dunmore". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/35156. Middleton, Robert. Tajikistan and the High Pamirs: A Companion and Guide. Odyssey Publications. ISBN 978-962-217-818-2. Works by or about Charles Murray, 7th Earl of Dunmore at Internet Archive Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Dunmore

Katharina Müller

Katharina Müller is a German competitive ice dancer. With her skating partner Tim Dieck, she is the 2020 German national champion and has won seven senior international medals, including gold at the 2016 and 2018 NRW Trophy and silver at the 2016 International Cup of Nice, they placed 12th at the 2015 World Junior Championships. Katharina Müller was born on 12 September 1995 in Russia, she moved with her family to Germany in 1999. As of 2017, she is studying teaching and sports science at Ruhr University Bochum. Müller began skating in 2000 in Bielefeld, she took up ice dancing in 2009. The two were coached by Vladimir Tsvetkov in Berlin, they parted ways after the 2012 -- Gerke having decided to retire from competition. Vitali Schulz arranged a tryout between Tim Dieck, they teamed up in April 2014, coached by Schulz und James Young in Dortmund. Assigned to two 2014–15 ISU Junior Grand Prix events, they placed 8th in Ljubljana, 7th in Aichi, Japan. After winning the 2015 German junior national title, they were sent to the 2015 World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.

Competing in the Challenger Series, Müller/Dieck finished tenth in September at the 2015 Nebelhorn Trophy – their first senior international – and eighth the following month at the 2015 Mordovian Ornament. In November, they won bronze at the 2015 NRW Trophy before appearing at their third CS event, the 2015 Tallinn Trophy, where they placed fifth, they were awarded the silver medal at the German Championships in December, having finished second to Kavita Lorenz / Panagiotis Polizoakis, took bronze at the Toruń Cup. Müller/Dieck were included in Germany's team to the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava, but were eliminated after placing 23rd in the short dance. In spring 2016, Müller/Dieck began training under Marina Zueva in Canton, Michigan, in addition to Schulz and Young in Dortmund. GP: Grand Prix.