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Guy's Hospital

Guy's Hospital is an NHS hospital in the borough of Southwark in central London. It is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and one of the institutions that comprise the King's Health Partners, an academic health science centre, it is a large teaching hospital and is, with St Thomas' Hospital and King's College Hospital, the location of King's College London GKT School of Medical Education. The hospital's Tower Wing was, when built, the tallest hospital building in the world, standing at 148.65 metres with 34 floors. The tower was overtaken as the world's tallest healthcare-related building by The Belaire in New York City in 1988; as of June 2019, the Tower Wing, which remains one of the tallest buildings in London, is the world's fifth-tallest hospital building. The hospital dates from 1721, when it was founded by philanthropist Thomas Guy, who had made a fortune from the South Sea Bubble and as a publisher of unlicensed Bibles, it was established as a hospital to treat "incurables" discharged from St Thomas' Hospital.

Guy had been a Governor and benefactor of St Thomas' and his fellow Governors supported his intention by granting the south-side of St Thomas' Street for a peppercorn rent for 999 years. Following his death in 1724, Thomas Guy was entombed at the hospital's chapel, in a tomb featuring a marble sculpture by John Bacon; the original buildings formed a courtyard facing St Thomas Street, comprising the hall on the east side and the Chapel, Matron's House and Surgeon's House on the west-side. A bequest of £180,000 by William Hunt in 1829, one of the largest charitable bequests in England in historic terms, allowed for a further hundred beds to be accommodated. Hunt's name was given to the southern expansion of the hospital buildings which took place in 1850. Two inner quadrangles were divided by a cloister, restyled and dedicated to the hospital's members who fell in the First World War; the east side comprised the care wards and the'counting house' with the governors'Burfoot Court Room'. The north-side quadrangle is dominated by a statue of Lord Nuffield, the chairman of governors for many years and a major benefactor.

In 1974, the hospital added the 34-storey Guy's Tower and 29-storey Guy's House: this complex was designed by Watkins Gray. The Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, dedicated to improving outcomes of conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injury, was opened by the Princess Royal in December 2004. In October 2005 children's departments moved to the Evelina London Children's Hospital in the grounds next to St Thomas's close to the Palace of Westminster. A new cancer centre, built by Laing O'Rourke at a cost of £160 million, was completed in April 2016. Medical services at the Guy's site are now concentrated in the buildings to the east of Great Maze Pond: these buildings, which are connected, are known as Tower Wing, Bermondsey Wing, Southwark Wing and Borough Wing; the Cancer Centre is in a separate building just to the south. To the west of the Great Maze Pond is Guy's Campus. At 148.65 metres high, Guy's Tower regained its tallest hospital building in the world status in 2014.

It has since been surpassed by the Outpatient Center at the Houston Methodist Hospital, in Houston, USA at 156.05 metres. Healthcare in London List of hospitals in England King's Health Partners Francis Crick Institute Tall buildings in London Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Guy's and St Thomas' Charity Wolfson Centre for Age Related Diseases Lists of Guy's Hospital students

Sharifuddin Pirzada

Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada NI was a noted Pakistani lawyer who served as a senior advocate at the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Pirzada was the prime advisor to General Pervez Musharraf against maintaining the status quo regarding the 1973 constitutional oath given to the judges prior to the general's coup d'état, he advised Musharraf who later included Aziz Munshi as a law minister to seek the consent of the Chief Justice Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui for the legitimacy of his rule. Siddiqui was called upon by Musharraf earlier in October and it was made clear that the oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order shall not be administered to any judge of the court. Musharraf had agreed when asked by Mr. Munshi, Siddiqui refused and rejected the notion that judges of the courts be administered any other oath and that to contrary to the ones under the 1973 constitution. Siddiqui refused to take oath and resigned with 4 years remaining in office, he was a highly-controversial figure amongst political and judicial circles in Pakistan due to his regular legal work in ensuring the legitimacy of Pakistani military rulers, as well as offering his services to a wide variety of entities seeking on ensuring the status quo in the country.

For such reasons, he is regarded as a maverick lawyer with no firm stance on political matters. In addition, he is a member of the Pakistan Civil Service, having served as both Foreign Minister under Ayub Khan and the Attorney-General under Zia-ul-Haq. Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada was born in the city of Burhanpur, in what is today Madhya Pradesh, to parents Mir Niazi Pirzada and his wife, Fatima, his father was a noted barrister as well, serving in the Indian Civil Service at the time and posted in the state. He died on 2 June 2017, aged 93. Attorney General of Pakistan from 1965–1966; the youngest person to be appointed to that post and the longest serving. Foreign Minister of Pakistan from 1966–1968. 1st Chairman Executive Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council. Represented Pakistan in the Commonwealth Head of Government Conference in 1966. Moved Resolution 2253 of the United Nations General Assembly on the "status of Jerusalem" in 1967. Attorney General of Pakistan from 1968–1971. Represented Pakistan in the Commonwealth Law Ministers and Attorney Generals Conference 1971.

President Afro-Asian Legal Consultative Committee, 1969. Attorney general for Pakistan from 1977–1984. Chairman of the Experts' Group for drafting the statue of the Islamic International Court of Justice. Served as Secretary General of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference 1985–1988. Member of Committee of Eminent Jurists to review the OIC Charter 2007. Rann of Kutch Case 1965. Counsel in the reference regarding Namibia 1970. Pakistan's complaint against India in the matter of overflights at the International Civil Aviation Organization 1971. Member United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, 1972–1979. Chairman and Working Group of Complaints of the United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, 1978–1979. Leader of the Pakistani delegation to the Law of Sea Conference 1978–1980. Elected to the International Law Commission, 1981–1986. Leader of Pakistani Delegation to the UN Human Rights Commission, 1995.

Awarded Nishan-i-Imtiaz in 1998 Pakistan at a Glance, Bombay 1941. Jinnah on Pakistan, Bombay 1943. Leaders Correspondence with Jinnah. Evolution of Pakistan, Karachi 1962. Fundamental Rights and Constitutional Remedies in Pakistan, Lahore 1966; the Pakistan Resolution and the historic Lahore Session. Islamabad 1970. Foundation of Pakistan, 1971; some Aspects of Quaid-i-Azam's Life 1978. Collected Works of Quaid-i-Azam Jinnah. Dissolution of Constituent Assembly of Pakistan, Karachi 1985. Http://www.pirzada.com BBC Hardtalk interview of Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada

Grand Rapids Marathon

The Metro Health/Grand Rapids Marathon is a 26.219-mile race run every October in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA since 2004. It is a USATF certified course; the Grand Rapids Marathon picked up Metro Health as a title sponsor in 2008. The full marathon gives runners a tour of downtown Grand Rapids and heads out of the city and into the trails of Millennium Park, it is a qualifying opportunity for the Boston Marathon. The race director is Don Kern; the marathon utilizes "celebrity" pace teams, based on the times of famous people who had run marathons. The current pace teams include Oprah Winfrey, P. Diddy, Will Ferrell, George W. Bush, William Baldwin, Pi. Apart from the main event, there is a kids marathon, 5K, 10K, half-marathon, marathon relay and fitness expo; the course record of 2:26.41 was set by David Mart in 2013. The 2017 overall winner was Mike Camilleri with a time of 2:34:40; the 2017 female winner was Sara Sandborn, who achieved a time of 2:58:03. In 2017, Tod Buckingham won the half-marathon with a time of 1:13:29, Lauren MacVicar was the female winner with 1:25:51.

Official website https://www.arrs.run/HP_GRpdMa.htm