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Calcutta Technical School

The Calcutta Technical School is a technical institute is located in the city of Kolkata, West Bengal of India. It is affiliated to the West Bengal State Council of Technical Education, approved by All India Council For Technical Education and provides Diploma level technical education to its students. Calcutta was the center of activity of British India during the 18th Century. After industrial revolution it was seeking its industrial expansion in its vast empire; the immense industrial potentiality of Bengal attracted the attention of entrepreneurs. As a result of a number of industries grew up in and around Calcutta; the requirement of the engineers of these industries were met by a few engineering colleges existed. The problem engaged the attention of the Govt. of Bengal and The Calcutta Technical Institute Committee was appointed in 1912 to advise the Govt. on the question of creating a technical institute in Calcutta. The two institutes viz. Calcutta Technical Night School and Bengal Technical Institute, Upper Circular Road were agreed to be absorbed by the proposed technical institute.

Erection of the building on the land acquired by the Govt. of Bengal at a nominal rent of Rs. 1/annum was started in 1922 at an estimated expenditure of Rs. 8.5 lakh. Before the final opening of the school on 1 February 1926, the Governing Body appointed its first Principal Mr. E. G. Hogben from the U. K; the school was offered before converted into a full-fledged polytechnic in 1988, the following courses of studies: 1. Diploma Course in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering of Board of Apprentice Training 2. Part-time Diploma Course in Civil Engineering of the state council for technical education, West Bengal 3. Shipwright Course 4. Electric Supervisors' Course 5. Coaching classes for A. M. I. E. Examination 6. Related instruction classes for Trade Apprentices under the Apprentice Act 1961 CTS provides diploma level education in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering. CTS official website Information on The Calcutta Technical School


Vido is an island of the Ionian Islands group of Greece. It is a small island at the mouth of the port of Corfu; the island was known to the ancients as Ptychia. At some point, during the Peloponnesian war, Athenian generals used Ptychia in order to keep in custody some prisoners. Island was involved in Siege of Corfu, Russo-Ottoman allies captured it from French on 28 February 1799. During the First World War, the island of Corfu served as an island hospital and quarantine for sick Serbian soldiers following the epic retreat of the Serbian army and part of the civilian population through Montenegro and Albania in 1915 following the Austro-German-Bulgarian invasion of Serbia. While the main camps of the recuperating army were on Corfu itself, the sick and near-dying soldiers, were treated on Vido to prevent epidemics. In spite of Allied material help, the conditions of both the improvised medical facilities and many of the patients on the island resulted in a high fatality rate. Due to small area of the island and its rocky soil, it soon became necessary to bury the dead in the sea.

Over 5,000 people were buried at sea near the island of Vido. A monument of gratitude to the Greek nation was erected at Vido by Serbs in the 1930s; the waters around Vido island are sometimes referred to as the Blue Sea Tomb, after a poem written by Milutin Bojić after World War I. Serbian mausoleum Serbian Campaign

Nord's 3rd constituency

The 3rd constituency of Nord is a French legislative constituency in the Nord département. Nord's 3rd constituency covers the south eastern corner of the department around the town of Maubeuge; the seat is wedged between Belgium to Picardie to the south. Following the 2010 redistricting the seat is now in a different place compared to his previous incarnation; the previous 3rd constituency covered the city of Lille. Any historical therefore needs to be made with the now defunct 23rd and 24th constituencies one of, held by the UMP and one by the Socialist Party prior to 2012; the defeated UMP candidate at the 2012 election Christine Marin had represented Nord's 23rd constituency. Official results of French elections from 2002: "Résultats électoraux officiels en France"

Briony Fer

Briony Fer, FBA is a British art historian and curator. She has written extensively on diverse topics of contemporary art, she has written essays on numerous contemporary artists, such as Gabriel Orozco, Vija Celmins, Jean-Luc Moulène, Roni Horn, Ed Ruscha, Rachel Whiteread. A focus of her research is on the art of American sculptor Eva Hesse, as when she wrote for the catalogue for the artist's 2002 retrospective curated by Elisabeth Sussman at San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art in 2002. Fer has curated numerous exhibitions, such as the recent show of Gabriel Orozco at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh in 2013. Studying art history at Sussex University, Fer gained her BA in 1979, she finished her PhD in 1988 with a dissertation on the Soviet and French avant-gardes, written at Essex University (where she worked with Professors Dawn Adès and Michael Podro. In 1980 she joined the Art History Department at the Open University, where she developed the essays published in the Modernity and Modernism textbooks, released in 1993 by the OU and Yale University Press.

She joined the Department of History of Art at University College in 1990, where she was promoted to Professor in 2005. On Abstract Art The Infinite Line Jean-Luc Moulene Karla Black - Brains are Really Everything Gabriel Orozco - Thinking in Circles UCL Art History Profile

Mechanical Animals Tour

Mechanical Animals was a worldwide tour by the band Marilyn Manson in support of their third LP record Mechanical Animals, released on September 15, 1998. The tour extended from late 1998 to early 1999 and was recorded in 1998 for the VHS-format God is in the TV, released on November 2, 1999; the Mechanical Animals European Festival Tour was supposed to be the first leg of the tour. This particular leg of the tour consisted of six dates to be played at various European festivals planned as the debut of follow-up material to Antichrist Superstar two months before the release of Mechanical Animals; this leg of the tour spanned from June 25, 1998, until July 12, 1999. Drummer Ginger Fish became ill with mononucleosis; this led the band to cancel the entire summer European leg and postpone the beginning of the tour to October 25, 1998. Beginning on October 25, 1998, lasting until January 31, 1999, the "Mechanical Animals Tour" included two legs spanning a Fall to Winter World Tour in Europe and North America and a 6 show headlining stint at the Big Day Out Music Festival in Australia.

After declining a headlining slot at the failing Lollapalooza summer music festival in early 1998 due to delays in Mechanical Animals' release, the band launched the first of their own headlining tours in support of the album. The tour was intended to begin on June 25, 1998, with a series of 6 festival dates in Europe lasting until July 12, 1998. However, drummer Ginger Fish became ill with mononucleosis, leading to the cancellation of the entire summer European leg and the postponement of the beginning of the tour to October 25, 1998, in Lawrence, Kansas. With this being the first leg of the tour, the stage show was minimal compared to legs of the tour As with the band's preceding 1997 world tour, Dead to the World, the Mechanical Animals Tour met with heavy resistance from civic and religious leaders; the first of these protests occurred on October 19, 1998. A month before a planned performance at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, New York, local activists began calling for a cancellation of the engagement.

According to Associated Press, then-Syracuse Mayor Roy Bernardi attempted to block the venue's permit, citing a "moral obligation to the people of Syracuse", without specifying any reason for his objections. Onondaga County officials attempted to extort the Landmark into halting the event by threatening to withhold $30,000 in county funds earmarked for the venue, prompting the venue's bookers to consider dropping the show altogether. Despite this, representatives for the Landmark started selling tickets on the day it was planned and the performance took place on the arranged date and venue. Various shows were recorded on the tour but there was no specific information about which dates. A 40-minute short film was released on VHS entitled God Is in the T. V. following the tour, however it only contained short live clips from various shows. Heralded as the band's best tour, their 2012 comeback sparked interest in the release of an uninterrupted live DVD of this tour, it is not known if the full recordings exist of the performances shown in God Is in the T.

V.. The only full live recordings available are bootleg from their January 23, 1999 concert in Sydney, Australia during their headlining stint at the Big Day Out Music Festival; the video is of mediocre quality. A rare partial recording of the band's concert on November 16, 1998, in Detroit and unedited aftershow promotional interview exist. Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson: Vocals John 5: Guitar Twiggy Ramirez: Bass Madonna Wayne Gacy: Keyboards Ginger Fish: Drums Music critic Tim Finn of The Kansas City Star commented that, the show was "far less a spectacle than the Antichrist Superstar tour."