click links in text for more info

German Museum of Technology

Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin in Berlin, Germany is a museum of science and technology, exhibits a large collection of historical technical artifacts. The museum's main emphasis was on rail transport, but today it features exhibits of various sorts of industrial technology. In 2003, it opened both aviation exhibition halls in a newly built extension; the museum contains a science center called Spectrum. The Museum of Traffic and Technology was founded in 1982 and assumed the tradition of the Royal Museum of Traffic and Construction, opened in the former Hamburger Bahnhof station building in 1906; the present-day museum is located on the former freight yard attached to the Anhalter Bahnhof in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, including two historic roundhouses and several office buildings. Renamed Deutsches Technikmuseum in 1996, the exhibition area was expanded. An adjacent new building complex was inaugurated in 2003, topped by a prominent US Air Force Douglas C-47B "Raisin Bomber", which can be seen with ease from the top of the Fernsehturm and at Tempelhof Airport.

An extensive railway collection opened in 1987/88 in the rebuilt 19th century roundhouses of the Anhalter Bahnhof locomotive depot that had lain derelict for about 30 years. The 33 tracks illustrate the history of rail transport, including the deportations of Jews and others by the Deutsche Reichsbahn in the Holocaust; the exhibition features a H0 scale model of the Anhalter Bahnhof track installations. Locomotives on display include: 17 008, a Prussian S 10, sectioned. 50 001 of DRB Class 50 E 19 01, one of four members of DRG Class E 19 118 075 of DR Class V 180 V 200 018, of DB Class V 200 202 003-0, one of three Henschel-BBC DE2500 prototypes A large aviation section beside the C-47 houses numerous aircraft from the single Jeannin Stahltaube to a Lufthansa Junkers Ju 52 and an Arado Ar 79. The museum addresses the flight enthusiasm of the early 20th century and its abuse in the German re-armament building up the Luftwaffe, documented by an Arado Ar 96, a wrecked Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber and the current restoration of a Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor as well as by one of three preserved Messerschmitt Bf 110, a Flak cannon, a V-1 flying bomb built by Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp inmates at the Mittelwerk site.

Post-war aircraft including a VFW-Fokker 614 and the Cessna 172P that Mathias Rust flew to the Moscow Red Square during the Cold War have been added to the exhibition. The remains of Lancaster B III JA914 are displayed; this aircraft served with 57 Squadron as DX-O. It crashed into a lake opposite Zahrensdorf. On 15 May 2002, a special exhibition opened which featured the inventions of computer pioneer Konrad Zuse, including a replica of the Z1 and several other Zuse computers; the museum has two windmills, a brewery, a forge powered by a water wheel. Museum website Spectrum: the Science Center

Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry

The Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry is a private independent organisation composed of the Chamber of Commerce founded in 1703 and the Brussels Business Federation. BECI represents and defends the interests of over 35 000 Brussels companies and big alike, provides a large number of services, ranging from administrative and legal advice to third-party support. BECI's role is to represent the voices of its members in public discussions and with its institutional partners. BECI is represented. BECI’s services include advice from experts and members, a large internal network of potential clients and investors, training sessions designed for startups, masterclasses in law, digital marketing, human resources, strategy... BECI follows the progress of startups on an individual basis with weekly workshops; the meetings support startups through each stage of their development: from the initial project to the funding stage, including the steps in between, such as finding the right partners and clients and establishing a social status.

BECI strengthens those workshops with monthly meetings which bring together BECI member startups around themed discussions and practical workshops. BECI supports and helps startups with their business development in Europe and worldwide; as Brussels is a bilingual city in which business people also master English, the use of a variety of languages offers easier access to the local community of entrepreneurs and greater visibility to startup founders via the content that they produce and push on their websites, newsletters and podcasts. BECI is an “enterprise counter” which has the largest experience with foreigners. Federation of Belgian Enterprises VOKA Walloon Union of Companies Science and technology in the Brussels-Capital Region Brussels Regional Investment Company Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry BECI BECI


Giovanola Freres SA was one of the prominent thrill ride manufacturers in the world. It was well known for thrill rides and built electrical power stations, water storage tanks, highway bridges, many other steel products; the company started out as a small metal forging shop, founded by Joseph Giovanola in 1888. It served as a subcontractor to Intamin supplying rides and roller coasters. In 1998 Giovanola started marketing directly under the name Giovanola Amusement Rides Worldwide; the company was based in Switzerland. During its last years in business, Giovanola fashioned steel behind the scenes for companies such as Intamin and Bolliger & Mabillard; the company built its own thrill rides and roller coasters from 1998 to 2001. Examples of Giovanola roller coasters are Goliath at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Titan at Six Flags Over Texas and Anaconda at South Africa's Gold Reef City. Giovanola built several submarines: the Auguste Piccard, the Ben Franklin and the F.-A. Forel. Giovanola filed for bankruptcy protection in 2001 after the completion of Titan at Six Flags Over Texas and left the roller coaster building business.

The company went bankrupt in 2004. As of 2019, Giovanola has built 3 roller coasters around the world. Giovanola was subcontractor of 22 roller coasters around the world. Category:Roller coasters manufactured by Giovanola Works cited Coker, R.. Roller coasters: A thrill seeker's guide to the ultimate scream machines. Jackson, TN: Main Street Publishing. Commercial register of Low-Valais

Nicholas Arnesson

Nicholas Arnesson was a Norwegian bishop and nobleman during the Norwegian civil war era. He was a leader in the opposition against founder of the Bagler party, he is a chief antagonist in Sverris saga. and appeared in Kongs-Emnerne, an historic drama written by Henrik Ibsen in 1863. Nicholas was the son of Ingrid Ragnvaldsdotter, the dowager queen of Norway and her fourth husband Arne Ivarsson of Stårheim. Nicholas was a half-brother of King Inge I of Norway. Nicholas supported King Magnus V of Norway in the civil war against King Sverre, he fought on Magnus' side in the Battle of Ilevollene during 1180, just outside Nidaros, appeared the following year as his spokesman in negotiations with King Sverre. The conflict ended with Magnus' death in Sverre as sole king of Norway. Nicholas was elected Bishop of Oslo, according to the saga because King Sverre was convinced by Queen Margaret, Nicholas' second cousin. Nicholas was Bishop of Oslo for 35 years, from 1190 until his death in 1225. According to Sverris saga he was first made Bishop of Stavanger and transferred to Oslo, but this is not supported by contemporary documents and is an attempt to discredit Nicholas.

At this time relations between church and king were becoming bad with the archbishop forced into exile. King Sverre accused Nicholas of threatened severe punishment. Nicholas submitted and on 29 June 1194, together with the other bishops, he crowned Sverre as King of Norway. An uprising by former supporter of King Magnus ended in failure. Sverre charged Nicholas with treason. Nicholas was joined the exiled archbishop Erik Ivarsson, Bishop of Stavanger in Denmark. Erik had fled to the cathedral city of Lund in Scania. During 1196, Nicholas was one of the leaders of the Bagler party together with the nobleman Reidar the Messenger from Viken and Sigurd Jarlsson, a bastard son of Erling Skakke. Archbishop Erik Ivarsson gave his support; the Bagler chose Inge Magnusson, claimed to be the illegitimate son of King Magnus V, as their candidate for king. The Baglers established themselves in the Viken area, both Nicholas' bishopric and King Magnus' old power base. On 18 June 1199 the two fleets met at the naval Battle of Strindafjord.

Here Sverre won the surviving Baglers fled. Although they were at times driven out, Viken remained loyal to the Bagler cause to the end of the civil war. After the defeat of the Bagler in the Battle of Strindafjord, Nicholas had to flee to Denmark and seems to have stayed there until Sverre's death and reconciliation between parties 1202. From 1130 until 1240, there were several interlocked civil wars of intensity; the background for these conflicts were the unclear Norwegian succession laws, social conditions and the struggle between Church and King. The goal of the warring parties was always to put their candidate on the throne; the rallying point was a royal son, set up as the head figure of the party in question, to oppose the rule of king from the contesting party. Krag, Claus Norges største middelalderkonge Andreas Norges historie. Fra de eldste tider til 1660

Gabino Coria PeƱaloza

Gabino Coria Peñaloza was an Argentine poet and lyricist. Gabino Coria Peñaloza was born in La Paz, Mendoza, in 1881, his family relocated to Buenos Aires, Coria settled into a post as a tax collector for the city. His artistic inclinations stoked an interest in literature and narration - a form of narration known in the Argentine countryside as coplas, ten-line verses rich in metaphor and aphorisms, his knowledge of the mountainous La Rioja Province by way of his mother helped secure him a post as vineyards inspector. His friendships with a number of rising figures in Argentine tango composer Juan de Dios Filiberto and vocalist Carlos Gardel prompted him to write his first tango, El Pañuelito in 1920. Made into music by Filiberto, this began one of the genre's best-known collaborations over the years, he named and created lyrics for a number of tangos, including El besito, La cartita, La Vuelta de Rocha and El ramito, among others. His most celebrated creation, became a reminiscence of his days in La Rioja, of a torrid love affair with a pretty young pianist, forced to leave him after she became pregnant: Caminito - the "Little Path."

Coria Peñaloza wrote two tangos with Juan Carlos Moreno González: Margaritas, recorded by Carlos Gardel in 1929 and Mi casita, with no recordings. Following this disappointment, he relocated to Chilecito, a valley town situated high in the Andes mountains in La Rioja Province. There, he published three books of poetry in subsequent years: El Profeta Indio, La canción de mis canciones. Caminito, for its part, helped inspire Benito Quinquela Martín's restoration of a derelict La Boca shortcut by the same name during the mid-1950s; the restored, pedestrian street's designation by that name by Mayor Hernán Giralt in 1959 was not attended by Coria, who disapproved on the grounds that his lyrics referred to the La Rioja Province road, instead. He remained in Chilecito with his wife, though unable to locate the son or daughter he was told to have fathered from his youthful fling. Gabino Coria Peñaloza died in Chilecito in 1975, at age 94

Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College

Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College is a secondary school in Chai Wan, Hong Kong. It is named after Kasim Tuet, a Hui Muslim who played a major role in the development of Chinese Muslim education in the city. Known as the Islamic College, Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College is the only Islamic secondary school aided by the Hong Kong Education Bureau. Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College has a site area of 6900 meter sq; the 7-story building is endowed with open areas. There are 26 classrooms, over 20 special rooms, a hall, 2 basketball courts, 1 cricket court, 2 covered playgrounds. IKTMC's student composition includes students from Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen; the school's current principal is Ms. Ho Sau Yin and the vice-principals are Abu Bakar Ma Wing Cheung and Choi Kim Hung respectively. Founded in 1970 as Islamic College, the school was formally renamed Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College in 1997, it is sponsored by the Chinese Muslim Cultural and Fraternal Association.

The school motto is composed of four key Chinese characters: Prolific, Academic and Cooperative, which represent the fraternal nature and peace-loving spirit of Islamic teachings. The school has 6 grades, namely Secondary 1 to Secondary 6; the S1-S3 curriculum include the 8 key learning areas as introduced by EDB, namely: Chinese Language Education English Language Education Mathematics Education Personal, Humanities Education Science Education Technology Education Arts Education Physical Education. The school implement the New Secondary School Curriculum at Secondary 4. Apart from the 4 core subjects, students may choose to study 2 more other subjects. At present, students in S1-S6 are taught according to the HKDSE syllabuses and helped to prepare for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education. Special arrangements are made and school-based curriculum is utilized for non-Chinese students, who will sit for the GCSE and GCE Chinese Language examination conducted in Hong Kong; the school provides school bus service from all parts of Kowloon and New Territories to the school and vice versa.

The school has organized trips to Umrah, Turkey, Switzerland, USA, Singapore and Japan over the past few years. He is awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Hong Kong 2017, he is a registered teacher, social worker, auxiliary police inspector. He is the head of Discipline and Counseling Committee in IKTMC. Ka Ho, MH graduated from Islamic College in 1990s; the captain of Hong Kong Martial Arts Team, he is now the Senior Business Development Manager of the Hopewell Holdings Limited. He won three world championships in Nan Gun and Nan Quan in 1999, 2003 and 2005 competitions respectively, he graduated in the school year of 2013–2014 at the Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College. He is now a member of the Yau Tsim district patrol unit. Ifzal Zaffar made headlines around the world in 2017 after he climbed up the crane on a construction site near the Western Harbour Tunnel and persuaded the distressed man to come down by reassuring him in Urdu, she graduated from IKTMC in 2017 and achieved 34 points in the HKDSE.

Due to her outstanding academic performance as an ethnic minority, she has been featured by several Hong Kong media. She graduated from IKTMC in 2012, she was awarded the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship. She has been admitted to the MSc in Education programme of the University of Oxford starting from the 2017/18 academic year with the aid of a scholarship. Due to her outstanding academic performance as an ethnic minority, she has been featured by several media. 1. Mr. Patrick Nip JP, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Had an Unforgettable Visit to IKTMC: Mr. Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, JP, the secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr. Chiu Chi-keung, BBS, Vice Chairman, Eastern District council, Miss Anne Teng, JP, Eastern District Officer and Mr. Kenneth Ng, Political Assistant to Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs visited IKTMC on 17 November 2017. 2. Professor Peter Mathieson: The previous president of the University of Hong Kong gave a talk on "Education in the 21st century: Roles of School Heads and Parents" on the first day of IKTMC Information Days on December 1, 2017.

The talk shed light on the importance of diverse roles of parents and school administrators in education. Islam in Hong Kong