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Gero von Wilpert

Gero von Wilpert was a German author, a senior lecturer in German at the University of New South Wales and, from 1980, Professor of German at the University of Sydney. Wilpert was born in Estonia. Like all Baltic Germans, he was forced to leave Estonia after the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact and the takeover of the country by the Soviet Union. From 1953 to 1957 he studied at the University of Heidelberg, he settled near Stuttgart to work as independent author and lecturer. Wilpert published several editions of an encyclopedia of literary descriptions Sachwörterbuch der Literatur, he wrote a comprehensive Lexikon der Weltliteratur and earlier had published his Deutsche Literatur in Bildern and a journal on Schiller. He was a member of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Wilpert died in Sydney. Sachwörterbuch der Literatur. Kröner, 1955. Lexikon der Weltliteratur. Kröner, 1963. Erstausgaben deutscher Dichtung. Joint author: Adolf Gühring. 1967. Moderne Weltliteratur. Die Gegenwartsliteraturen Europas und Amerikas.

Joint author: Ivar Ivask. Kröner, 1972, ISBN 3-520-43001-0. Der verlorene Schatten. Kröner, 1978, ISBN 3-520-70101-4. Deutsches Dichterlexikon. Kröner, 1988, ISBN 3-520-28803-6. Die deutsche Gespenstergeschichte. Kröner, 1994, ISBN 3-520-40601-2. Goethe-Lexikon. Kröner, 1998, ISBN 3-520-40701-9. Schiller-Chronik. Sein Leben und Schaffen. 2000, ISBN 3-15-018060-0. Deutschbaltische Literaturgeschichte. C. H. Beck, München 2005, ISBN 3-406-53525-9. Die 101 wichtigsten Fragen: Goethe. C. H. Beck, München 2007, ISBN 978-3-406-55872-6. Die 101 wichtigsten Fragen: Schiller. C. H. Beck, München 2009, ISBN 978-3-406-58687-3. Gerhard Schulz, Gero von Wilpert, Australian Academy of the Humanities. Retrieved 7 February 2017

Blake Ragsdale Van Leer

Blake Ragsdale Van Leer was the fifth president of Georgia Institute of Technology, former dean of University of Florida and North Carolina State University. He was a United States Army officer. During his 22-year tenure at Georgia Tech, women were admitted for the first time, Tech changed its name from Georgia School of Technology to the Georgia Institute of Technology and went through a dramatic change. Van Leer was born in Oklahoma. After his father's death in 1897 he lived in a Masonic Orphanage in Texas, he graduated with honours from Purdue University in 1915 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After World War I, he studied at University of Caen in France and returned to Berkeley where he received an M. S. in mechanical engineering. He received a second master's degree from Purdue. Van Leer would receive two honorary doctorates from Washington and Jefferson College and Purdue. In 1924 he married Ella Lillian Wall in California, he was awarded a traveling scholarship from American Society of Mechanical Engineers to study at University of Munich.

His daughter Maryly Van Leer Peck became an engineer and college president. From 1932 to 1937 he was a Dean at the University of Florida. In 1937 he became the Dean of the School of Engineering at NC State University. While there he started the graduate program for engineering, he was initiated as an honorary of the NCSU chapter of Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity. Around 1940, with the permission of Dean Harrelson, Van Leer gave half his time towards the North Carolina Office for Defense orders, he resigned his post as Dean in 1942 to take a military leave. Van Leer's military career started with his appointment as second Lieutenant Engineer in the Officers Reserve Corps for the U. S. Army in July 1917, he became a Captain. Van Leer was awarded the French Croix de Guerre, he was reappointed in 1925 as a Major for the Corps of Engineers and became Lieutenant Colonel in October 1942 for the Army Specialized Training Division. He was promoted to Colonel the following year and remained active during several periods of his life, until he retired in 1953.

After World War II he returned to become the President of Georgia Tech. During his tenure the school began steps toward integration, he stood up to Georgia governor Marvin Griffin's demand to bar Bobby Grier from participating in the 1956 Sugar Bowl game between Georgia Tech and Grier's University of Pittsburgh. He was instrumental in making the school and Atlanta the first major research center in the American South; the building that houses Tech's school of Electrical and Computer Engineering bears his name. While still president Blake Ragsdale Van Leer had died of a heart attack on January 24, 1956 at the Atlanta Veterans Hospital. Van Leer played a crucial role in establishing the Southern Polytechnic State University. After World War II, the need for technicians spiked due to a major economic shift in Georgia from being a agricultural state to one, more industry heavy; the new industries required technicians to bridge the growing gap between engineers and craftsmen the gap between research/development and building/implementing.

At the time, most technical institutes in the United States were in the northeastern states. In response to the growing demand, the president of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Colonel Blake R. Van Leer, sought to establish a technical institute program in Georgia. In 1945 he was approached by the Associated Industries of Georgia who shared their common desire to have such a program and offered Van Leer their support, it took years for Van Leer to convince the Board of Regents to give Georgia Tech authorization to establish a technical institute. On October 8, 1947 the authorization was granted; the location chosen for the fledgling institute was a Naval Air Station in Chamblee, GA, which became the site of DeKalb–Peachtree Airport. The first director was to be Professor Lawrence V. Johnson, it was going to open under the name of The Technical Institute. On March 24, 1948 The Technical Institute held registration for the spring quarter and 116 students enrolled, including one young woman named Barbara Hudson.

The institute had a staff of 12. Long after his death, Van Leer continues to be remembered through scholarships awards, a building that bears his name, frequent stories about his tenure featured on various online news channels and his descendants. Many of Van Leer's descendants would achieve notable careers in engineering, academia and or technology, e.g.: Maryly Van Leer Peck, was an American academic, the first female President of a Florida Community College, first female chemical engineer graduate from Vanderbilt University, first woman to receive an M. S. and a Ph. D. in chemical engineering from the University of Florida. Peck founded the Guam Community College Captain Blake Van Leer, held several prominent positions in the United States Navy as a Captain and Seabee, he received a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University, a Civil Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master's degree in Civil Engineering from Princeton University. Samuel Van Leer, was a Georgia Tech Alumni with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and lead a school as the headmaster at Beaches Episcopal School.

History of Georgia Tech#Postwar changes and unrest Robert C. McMath. Engineering the New South: Georgia Tech 1885–1985. Athens, GA: University of

2017 in Ivory Coast

This article lists events from the year 2017 in the Ivory Coast. President: Alassane Ouattara Vice President: Daniel Kablan Duncan Prime Minister: Daniel Kablan Duncan. 10 January - Amadou Gon Coulibaly took over as the new prime minister. 16 January - Daniel Kablan Duncan becomes the first Vice President of the Ivory Coast per result of the referendum in where voters approved the 2016 Constitution of the Ivory Coast 12 May - Soldiers mutiny against the government again over a pay dispute by blocking access to Ivory Coast's second largest city, Bouaké. Football season: The 2016–17 Ligue 1 comprises 14 teams 5 June – Cheick Tioté, footballer Media related to 2017 in Ivory Coast at Wikimedia Commons

Jung (surname)

Here are some notable people with the surname Jung: Ali Yavar Jung, Indian diplomat Anuja Jung, Indian air pistol sport shooter André Jung, Brazilian journalist and rock drummer Andrea Jung, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Avon Products, Inc. Arastu Yar Jung, Indian surgeon Bahadur Yar Jung, argued for the separation of Muslim states in India Brandon Jung, Canadian water polo player Jung Joon Young, a South Korean singer-songwriter, radio DJ, model, television personality and a professional gamer, registered with team Kongdoo Jung Byung Hee and main vocalist of the Korean boy band MBLAQ, better known as G. O Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology Chan Sung Jung, South Korean mixed martial artist and kickboxer Cläre Jung, German journalist and writer Jung Dae-hyun, member of South Korean band B. A. P Douglas Jung, first ethnic Chinese Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons Edgar Julius Jung, Calvinist lawyer and leader of the right-wing Conservative Revolutionary movement Emma Jung, psycho-analyst and author, wife of Carl Gustav Jung Franz Jung, German writer Franz Josef Jung, German politician Franz Jung German Roman Catholic bishop George Jung, cocaine smuggler, part of the Medellín Cartel Hans Otto Jung, German viticulturist, jazz musician and patron of music Heinrich Jung, German mathematician Helge Jung, Swedish General Jung Hoseok and dancer of the South Korean boyband BTS Jacob Jung, American politician and businessman Jung Jae-sung, South Korean badminton player Jung Jihoon known as Rain, a South Korean singer and actor Jung Jinwoon, a member of South Korean ballad group 2AM Jung Jin-young, leader of South Korean boy group, B1A4 Jung Jinsung a member of the South Korean boy group 1THE9 Johann Heinrich Jung, German author best known by his assumed name of Heinrich Stilling Julio Jung, Chilean television and film actor Jessica Jung, American pop singer and businesswoman best known for being one of the lead vocalists of South Korean girl group, Girls' Generation, founder of fashion company Blanc and Eclare, older sister of Krystal Jung Jung Kiseok, better known by his stage name Simon Dominic, a South Korean rapper Krystal Jung, American pop singer and commercial model best known for being a member of South Korean girl group, F and sister of Jessica Jung Michael E. Jung, Professor of Chemistry, UCLA Jung Myung Seok, South Korea pastor of the religious group "Providence" Nicole Jung, American pop singer best known for being a member of South Korean girl group, Kara Paul Lejeune-Jung, German economist and resistance fighter Rudolf Jung, agitator of German-Czech National Socialism and member of the German Nazi Party Sanam Jung, Pakistani actress and television host Samaresh Jung, Indian air pistol sport shooter Jung San, better known by his stage name San E, a South Korean rapper Jung Seung-hye, South Korean film producer Theo Jung, Austrian-American photographer Jung Taek-woon, main vocalist of South Korean boyband VIXX Jung Whee-in, member of South Korean girl group, Mamamoo Jung Yerin, member of South Korean girl group, GFriend Jung Yunho, leader of South Korean boyband TVXQ Jung Yong-hwa, leader of South Korean boyband, CNBLUE Jung Yoonoh, member of South Korean boyband, NCT Young "Junge", a Kara song on Die Ärzte Chung, the Korean name "정", one of the other transcriptions is "Jung" Zheng, written as 鄭 in traditional Chinese script or as 郑 in simplified Chinese script

Impact of the privatisation of British Rail

The impact of the privatisation of British Rail has been the subject of much debate, with the stated benefits including reduced rail subsidies, lower fares, improved customer service, more investment. The privatisation of British Rail began in the 1990s. Passenger satisfaction according to the National Rail Passenger survey has risen from 76% in 1999 to 83% in 2013 and the number of passengers not satisfied with their journey dropped from 10% to 6%. However, the impact of the Hatfield rail accident in 2000 left services affected for many months after. According to a 2013 Eurobarometer poll, satisfaction with rail of UK respondents was the second-highest in the EU, behind Finland; the poll found that average UK satisfaction over four different areas was 78%, ahead of France and Italy. Since privatisation, the number of national rail journeys had increased by 117% by 2014 and the number of passenger-km had more than doubled. There is controversy as to how much of this is due to privatisation, how much is due to other factors such as rising fuel prices, road congestion, low unemployment, in particular, GDP growth.

Critics of privatisation such as the RMT union have pointed out that passenger numbers started rising 18 months before the privatisation process began, as the economy started recovering from the recession of the early 1990s. However this increase has kept going during the entire duration of privatisation, with passenger numbers growing faster than comparable European countries such as France or Germany. In an attempt to protect passengers' interests, certain fares and basic elements of the timetable were regulated. However, the Train Operating Companies still had quite a bit of latitude in changing unregulated fares and could change the number of trains run within certain regulatory and practical limitations. Overall, fare increases have been at a slower rate than under British Rail; the average annual real-terms increase since 1996 is 1.3%. So far as the timetable is concerned, many more trains are being run each day than under BR as operators have tried to run more frequent, but shorter, trains on many routes to attract more customers.

Twenty years after the privatisation the increase in fares hasn't been uniform: standard single fares have increased by up to 208% whereas season ticket price rises hover just below or above the rate of inflation, with an increase of between 55% and 80%, while the price of Advance tickets has decreased in real terms: the average Advance ticket in 1995 cost £9.14 compared to £5.17 in 2014. This is to reduce the huge number of people travelling at peak times. For example, over half of National Rail journeys into London occur in the three hours from 7am to 10am, with half of these journeys occurring between 8 and 9. On average, train fares per journey cost 2.7% more in real terms in 2011–12 than in 1994-5 under British Rail. The promoters of privatisation expected that the rolling stock companies would compete against each other to provide the TOCs with the rolling stock they required. In practice, in most cases the individual TOCs required specific classes of trains to run their services, only one of the ROSCOs would have that class of train, resulting in their having to pay whatever the ROSCO concerned cared to charge for leasing the trains.

Old rolling stock was profitable to the ROSCOs, as they were able to charge substantial amounts for their hire though British Rail had written off their construction costs. As trains grow older, the cost of their lease does not decrease; this was due to the adoption of'indifference pricing' as the method of determining lease costs by the government, intended to make purchasing new trains more attractive when compared to running life-expired trains. The average age of trains in the UK has decreased from that under the last years of BR, as average rolling-stock age fell from the third quarter of 2001–2 to 2017–8, from 20.7 years old to 19.6 years old, while orders for new stock will bring down the average age to 15 years by March 2021. The rolling stock manufacturers; the former Metro Cammell plant in Birmingham followed suit in 2005, closing its doors once the last of Virgin Trains' Class 390s had rolled off the assembly line. Of the original manufacturers, only the former Railway Technical Centre and associated British Rail Engineering Limited works in Derby and Crewe survive to the present day.

Hitachi have opened a new £82 million factory in Newton Aycliffe creating 700 new jobs. The key index used to assess passenger train performance is the Public Performance Measure, which combines figures for punctuality and reliability. From a base of 90% of trains arriving on time in 1998, the measure dipped to 75% in mid-2001 due to stringent safety restrictions put in place after the Hatfield crash in 2000. However, in August 2016 the PPM stood at about 88% after the annual moving average peaked at around 92% in 2011; the railway can point to continued improvements in safety under privatisation. The researcher sa

Stardust

Stardust may refer to: A type of cosmic dust, composed of particles in space "Stardust", Hoagy Carmichael, 1927 "Stardust", 1974 "Stardust", 2012 "Stardust", 2012 "Stardust", by Amaranthe from The Nexus, 2013 "Stardust", by Delain from The Human Contradiction, 2014 "Stardust", by Galneryus from Reincarnation, 2008 "Stardust", by Gemini Syndrome from Lux, 2013 "Stardust", by Jean-Michel Jarre and Armin Van Buuren from Electronica 1: The Time Machine, 2016 Stardust, 2001 Stardust, 1996 Stardust, 1963 Stardust, 1987 Stardust, 2012 Stardust, 1978 Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Volume III, by Rod Stewart, 2004 Star Dust, 1940 Stardust, a 1998 fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman Stardust, a posthumous collection of memoirs and essays by Bruce Serafin Stardust, by Robert Parker Star Dust, a 2005 collection of poetry by Frank Bidart Stardust, a superhero first appearing in 1983 Stardust, a character first appearing in 2005 Stardust the Super Wizard, a Fox Comics superhero first appearing in 1939 Stardust Crusaders, the third story arc of the Japanese manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Star Dust, a 1940 film directed by Walter Lang Stardust, a British film directed by Michael Apted Stardust, a 2006 Irish miniseries Stardust, a British and American romantic fantasy film adapted from the Neil Gaiman novel Stardust, a French house music supergroup who performed "Music Sounds Better with You" in 1998 Stardust, an Indian Bollywood magazine published in English and Hindi Stardust, Asteroids-like game released by Bloodhouse in 1993 for the Amiga Stardust, top-scrolling shooter released by Kixx in 1987 Stardust, one of the ring names for Cody Rhodes Timeless called Stardust Stardust, a NASA mission to investigate the comet Wild 2 Star Dust, a British airliner that disappeared in 1947 Stardust fire, a 1981 fire in the Stardust nightclub in Dublin Stardust project, EU research on space junk and asteroids Stardust@home, a citizen science project Stardust Resort and Casino, a former casino resort, located in Las Vegas, Nevada STARDUST program, in support of the University of California San Diego Network Telescope Stardust Space dust Starlight