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Guide dog

Guide dogs are assistance dogs trained to lead blind and visually impaired people around obstacles. Although dogs can be trained to navigate various obstacles, they are red–green color blind and incapable of interpreting street signs; the human does the directing, based on skills acquired through previous mobility training. The handler might be likened to an aircraft's navigator, who must know how to get from one place to another, the dog is the pilot, who gets them there safely. In several countries guide dogs, along with most service and hearing dogs, are exempt from regulations against the presence of animals in places such as restaurants and public transportation. References to service animals date at least as far back as the mid-16th century; the second line of the popular verse alphabet "A was an Archer" is most "B was a Blind-man/Led by a dog". In Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 19th-century verse novel Aurora Leigh, the title character remarks, "The blind man walks wherever the dog pulls / And so I answered."The first service animal training schools were established in Germany during World War I, to enhance the mobility of returning veterans who were blinded in combat.

Interest in service animals outside of Germany did not become widespread until Dorothy Harrison Eustis, an American dog breeder living in Switzerland, wrote a first-hand account about a service animal training school in Potsdam, published in The Saturday Evening Post in 1927. That same year, United States Senator Thomas D. Schall of Minnesota was paired with a service animal imported from Germany, trained by the owner of LaSalle Kennels: Jack Sinykin of Minnesota; the service animal movement did not take hold in America until Nashville resident Morris Frank returned from Switzerland after being trained with one of Eustis's dogs, a female German shepherd named Buddy. Frank and Buddy embarked on a publicity tour to convince Americans of the abilities of service animals and the need to allow people with service animals access to public transportation and other areas open to the public. In 1929, Eustis and Frank co-founded The Seeing Eye school in Tennessee; the first service animals in Great Britain were German shepherds.

Four of these first were Flash, Judy and Folly, who were handed over to their new owners, veterans blinded in World War I, on 6 October 1931 in Wallasey, Merseyside. Judy's new owner was Musgrave Frankland. In 1934, The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association in Great Britain began operation, although their first permanent trainer was a Russian military officer, Captain Nikolai Liakhoff, who moved to the UK in 1933. Elliott S. Humphrey, an animal breeder who trained the first guide dogs for the blind used in the United States. Mr. Humphrey was hired to breed German shepherds at a center in Switzerland, set up by Dorothy Harrison Eustis of Philadelphia and began the work that led to the Seeing-Eye Dog program; the first dogs produced at the center, known as Fortunate Fields, were used for military and police work and for tracking missing persons. Mr. Humphrey trained German shepherds to guide the blind; the Germans had developed a guide dog program during World War I, but Mr. Humphrey devised different procedures and it is his that are followed in the United States Important studies on the behavior and training methods of service animals were done in the 1920s and 1930s by Jakob von Uexküll and Emanuel Georg Sarris.

They introduced advanced methods of training. There have been important studies into the discrimination experienced by people that use service and assistance animals. Guide dog breeds are chosen for trainability. Today, Golden Retrievers, Standard Poodles and Golden Retriever/Labrador crosses are most to be chosen by service animal facilities; the most popular breed used globally today is the Labrador Retriever. This breed has a good range of size, is kept due to its short coat, is healthy and has a gentle but willing temperament. Crosses such as the Goldador, combine the sensitivity of the Golden Retriever and the tolerance of the Labrador Retriever and Labradoodles are common; some schools, such as the Guide Dog Foundation, have added Standard Poodles to their breed registry. Although German Shepherds were once a common breed used for guide work, many schools have discontinued using these dogs due to the skills and unwavering leadership role required by the handler to keep the breed active and non-destructive.

Despite regulations or rules that deny access to animals in restaurants and other public places, in many countries, service animals are protected by law and therefore may accompany their handlers most places that are open to the public. Laws and regulations vary worldwide: In the United States, the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits any business, government agency, or other organization that provides access to the general public from barring service animals, except where their presence would cause a health or safety risk. However, religious organizations are not required to provide such access. Whether service animals in training have the same rights or not falls on each individual state government. In addition, the Fair Housing Act requires that landlords allow tenants to have service animals, as well as other types of assistance animals, in residences that have a No Pets policy and that no extra fees may be charged for such tenants; the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity investigates complaints from the public alleging denial

Ádám Komlósi

Ádám Komlósi is a Hungarian football player who plays for Debreceni VSC. In 2002/03, he won the Hungarian championship for the first time with MTK Hungaria FC. After a disappointing 6th-place finish in the Hungarian championship in 2003/04, he moved on to Debreceni VSC who finished 3rd in that season. Since his move to the Debrecen side, Ádám won 3 Hungarian championship in a row from 2005 to 2007. In season 2003/04, he was called up by Lothar Matthäus in the Hungarian national squad. After Mathaeus departure, Péter Bozsik became the head coach of the national team and Ádám Komlósi was again selected to play in international friendlies matches against New Zealand and England. However, in the second match Ádám Komlósi was injured and replaced by Vilmos Vanczák and since was much less present with the national side. Komlósi making his debut on 18 February 2004, in Paphos against Armenia. Ádám Komlósi at UEFA.com Ádám Komlósi at National-Football-Teams.com http://www.dvsc.hu http://www.mtkhungaria.hu

George Olsen

George Edward Olsen, Sr. was an American bandleader. Born in Portland, Olsen played the drums and attended the University of Michigan, where he was drum major. There he formed George Olsen and his Music, which continued in the Portland area; the group's debut hotel engagement came at the Multnowah Hotel in Portland. He made the cross-county transition to Broadway, appearing in Kid Boots, the Ziegfeld Follies of 1924, Ziegfeld Follies of 1925, Good News. George Olsen and his Music were prolific Victor recording artists and their records are among the most numerous found by record collectors today, testifying to their original popularity, he and his orchestra were in Eddie Cantor's 1928 Broadway hit Whoopee!, in the 1930 movie version. In the Follies George met a singer, Ethel Shutta, who sings and dances memorably in Whoopee!, they married, appearing together in nightclubs and on radio. They had George, Jr. and Charles. Olsen and Shutta were heard on the Oldsmobile Program on CBS radio in 1933, he was an orchestra leader for The Jack Benny Program on radio.

Olsen signed with Victor in 1924 and remained as one of Victor's most popular bands until 1933 when he signed with Columbia. He stayed with Columbia through January, 1934, he recorded a single session in 1938 for Decca, one final date for the rare Varsity label in 1940. Olsen's bands produced few stars. Singer-saxophonist Fred MacMurray passed through in 1930 on his way to eventual movie stardom, recording a vocal on I'm in the Market for You. Olsen's long-time alto saxist and singer, Fran Frey, with his distinctive, reedy bass-baritone, was the best known Olsenite until he left in 1933 for a career as a music director in radio. In 1936, Olsen became leader of Orville Knapp's band. Olsen was chosen to lead the band by Knapp's widow. Morale problems plagued the group, in 1938, after many musicians had left, the group disbanded. A resident of Paramus, New Jersey, Olsen ran a popular local restaurant there on Paramus Road for many years before he died there on March 18, 1971. According to John S. Wilson in The New York Times, reviewing a retrospective of Olsen's recording "George Olsen and His Music" on RCA-Victor, in 1968, Olsen had a restaurant in Paramus, NJ called "George Olsen's".

Wilson noted that "Olsen is there every day greeting guests at lunch and dinner... In the background, the original George Olsen records of the Twenties play softly. After his divorce from Shutta, Olsen married Claralee Pilcer. Beale Street Blues Biminy Everybody Loves My Baby He's The Hottest Man In Town My Best Girl My Papa Doesn't Two-Time No Time Nancy Put Away A Little Ray Of Golden Sunshine For A Rainy Day Sax-o-phun The Slave of Love You'll Never Get To Heaven With Those Eyes George Olsen and His Music Discography

In the Rectory of the Bizarre Reverend

In the Rectory of the Bizarre Reverend is the debut album by Finnish doom metal band Reverend Bizarre. It was released in 2002 and was re-released with a bonus CD titled Return to the Rectory in 2004; the album was released on vinyl by Finnish label Svart Records. The album title is a homage to King Crimson's 1969 album, In the Court of the Crimson King. All tracks are written except where noted. Albert Witchfinder - bass guitar and vocals Peter Vicar - guitar Earl of Void - guitar and drums Francisco Goya - cover painting: Witches' Sabbath Return to the Rectory was planned to be released as an EP with the name "Reverend Bizarre Blesses You with Fire" by the Reverend Bizarre, but was featured as a bonus CD to the 2004 re-release of In the Rectory of the Bizarre Reverend. A standalone vinyl version was released in 2011. "Aleister" is an extra track from the recordings of "Harbinger of Metal". "The March of the War Elephants" – 8:17 "The Festival" – 10:43 "The Goddess of Doom" – 12:11 "Aleister" – 11:58 "For You Who Walk in the Land of the Shadows" – 8:36 "Dark Sorceress" – 7:30 "The Wrath of the War Elephants" – 6:34 Albert Witchfinder - vocals, bass Peter Vicar - guitar Earl of Void - drums, keyboards

Martin Hedmark

Martin Gravely Hedmark was a Swedish architect practicing in the United States. He was known for his designs for churches, inspired by modern Swedish architecture, he was born in Sweden in 1896. He graduated from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 1921. There he worked under a noted architect, his education at the Institute taught him. After a short practice in Sweden, he relocated to the United States. In life he returned to Sweden, where he would die in 1980. Hedmark's designs include: Boo Church, Boo Church Road, Sweden Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church, 15 Hayes St. Providence, RI First Lutheran Church, 65 Oakwood Ave. Kearny, NJ First Swedish Baptist Church, 250 E. 61st St. New York, NY - Now Trinity Baptist Church. Faith Chapel, Zion Lutheran Church, 41 Whitmarsh Ave. Worcester, MA - Located directly west of the main sanctuary. Original building by Fuller & Delano Company of Worcester. Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 Warner Ave. Jersey City, NJ Additions to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 13th St. Moline, IL

Immaculate Conception Academy–Greenhills

Immaculate Conception Academy known as ICA Greenhills or ICAgh is located at 10 Grant Street, San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is a private college preparatory Catholic school for Chinese Filipino girls run by the Missionary Sisters of Immaculate Conception; the school directress is Sr. Irene Ferrer, MIC. ICA is a non-stock, non-profit elementary and secondary school owned and directed by the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, a Canadian-founded congregation of women religious by Delia Tetreault. ICA caters to Chinese Filipino female students. ICA traces its foundation in 1933-1936 when the Chinese families in Binondo requested the MIC sisters to open a school so that their children who have been baptized in the Catholic Church could be followed up in the practice of living out of their faith; the school moved seven times to accommodate its growing population due to influx of Chinese immigrants escaping the Sino-Japanese War as well as the damage of school buildings as a result of the shelling of Manila by the Americans and the Japanese during World War II.

The close ties between ICA and its neighboring exclusive school for boys and co-member of the EDSA-Ortigas Consortium, Xavier School, that can be seen today can be traced to the 1950s. At the invitation of the Jesuits who were building Xavier School in 1958 in the newly opened subdivision in Greenhills, the MIC Sisters constructed a building, completed in 1960. In 1975, ICA-Intramuros was fused with ICA-Greenhills. At present ICA-Greenhills has a population of 3,381 with 1,009 in the high school department. ICA was considered an Anglo-Chinese school with a double curriculum. In 1954, ICA became a Filipino school offering the Chinese Language Arts program as an essential part of the curriculum. While majority of the student population is Chinese Filipino, Chinese heritage is not a main criterion for admission to ICA. ICA undertook the accreditation process of Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools and Universities or PAASCU in SY 1983-84 and received full-accredited status in 1986, it was reaccredited in 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2004.

In late 2009, the High School Department was granted a top-tier Level III Accreditation by the Federation Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines. ICA has seven gates. Gates 1 and 2 are located at Grant Street, Gates 3a and 3b are at Xavier Street, Gates 4a and 4b are located at Roosevelt Street and Gate 5 is at Washington Street. Dona Juanita Gokongwei Building Felicidad Tan Sy Building LRC DTASC known as the school gymnasium and school auditorium SAC Henry Sy Sr. Senior High School Building The general management of ICA is vested in a board of five trustees composed of members of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception whose Provincial Superior acts as chairman. Elected by the members of the Immaculate Conception Academy, Inc. they serve for a term of one year until election of their successors. Queena Lee-Chua, award-winning journalist & writer, Summa cum Laude Teresita Sy-Coson, eldest child of Henry Sy, Sr. and vice chairperson of SM Investments Corporation Carlene Aguilar, Filipino beauty queen, former Miss Philippines Earth and Former Bb.

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