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Henry F. Hall Building

The Henry F. Hall Building is a building on the Sir George Williams Campus of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, it is located at 1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, in between Mackay Street and Bishop Street in the Quartier Concordia neighbourhood. The building is named for Henry Foss Hall, president of Sir George Williams University from 1956 to 1962, it was designed by architecture firm Ross, Fish and Barrett, which hired James A. M. K. O'Beirne, to draw up the plans, it was inaugurated on 14 October 1966, the same day as the Montreal Metro. In 1994-95, the building's exterior, having been damaged by pollution and the elements over the decades, was cleaned and re-painted, it was the scene of the Sir George Williams Computer Riot in 1969, the Concordia University Massacre in 1992 and the Concordia University Netanyahu Riot in 2002

Blade of Heaven

Blade of Heaven is a manhwa series written by Hwang Yong-su and illustrated by Yang Kyung-il, published by Daiwon C. I.. The North American version of the manhwa is published by Tokyopop and distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment. Only volumes 1-10 are published through Tokyopop. Blade of Heaven begins with a young boy by the name of Soma, accused by the King of the Heaven for stealing his sword. Heavenly beings along with Demons have been fighting for many generations for ultimate supremacy. Before all of this began however, there was a certain period of time referred to as the "Great Battle of Heaven" before human beings had existed; this was a battle between the demon realm and the heavenly warriors to see who would be fighting to rule the land. Within this ancient battle, there were three legendary swords that anyone would have sacrificed their own life to attain; this vicious sword had been known to have left many levels of blood in its ruthless wake, chose those of high status as its master.

The second sword is the Sword of the Guardian Spirits, in which can contain the four elements of the world within itself. The Guardian Spirit sword can use these elements to its bidding within any moments of need; the last of the three swords, known as the Blade of Heaven was the greatest of the three. When at one time in which the demons had the upper hand, the wielder of this sword had appeared and destroyed all of them without getting hurt; the previous renowned wielder of this sword became referred to as King Pachun. The princess of heaven, the General Winter join him on an adventure to retrieve this Blade of Heaven. Although it is revealed that Soma is the one who stole the sword, the blade chose him as its new owner; the ending of the 10th volume says and the world will never know. Soma Princess Aroomee of Heaven General Winter Fat Ninja Makumrang Googoo Kay Chuldo Dong Dong Ryuha Barurugo Yin Yang Wulyohon Machun Machunroo Shimme Wild Beast Clan Tan General Autumn General Spring General Summer Granny King of Heaven King Pachun Darkling Echo Pirooto Demon Lord Fan Queen Meeroo of Heaven Chaeha Grandpa Blade of Heaven at Anime News Network's encyclopedia

Appleby East railway station

Appleby East railway station is a closed railway station, situated on the Eden Valley Railway between Kirkby Stephen East and Penrith in Cumbria, England. The station was one of two that served the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, the other being Appleby West station on the Midland Railway's Settle to Carlisle line; the latter station is still open, albeit now called Appleby station. Opened by the Eden Valley Railway, it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. Passing to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, it was closed by the British Transport Commission; the station is intact and is used by a scrap merchant. In 1995, the Eden Valley Railway Society was formed with the aim of restoring the line and reintroducing a train service; the society, now renamed the Eden Valley Railway Trust, now operates a heritage service from Warcop station, is upgrading the track towards Appleby East for public service. Walton, Peter; the Stainmore & Eden Valley Railways.

Oxford Publishing Co. ISBN 0-86093-306-7. Butt, R. V. J.. The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt and stopping place and present. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. Jowett, Alan. Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas. Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687. British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas And Gazetteer. Ian Allan Publishing. 1997. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. Station on navigable O. S. map. Northerly of the two stations. Cumbria's Lost Railways - Appleby East Station Appleby and the Eden Valley Railway

Miguel Félix López

Luis Miguel Felix Lopez is an Ecuadorian lawyer and teacher, known for his judicial career in Guayas. Miguel was born in Manabí Province. At 12 years old, he moved to Guayaquil, early radicated in the Gómez Rendón and Chile streets, moved to other locations later, he began to study in the Cristobal Colon and Tarqui Colleges and he incorporated as Doctor in Jurisprudence in the Guayaquil University. His first labor in the Judicial Function was as amanuensis in the juvenile court he began to work as First Judge of the Criminal in Guayaquil, in the 90s he ascend to the Third Criminal Court. In 2002 he was called by the Ecuadorian Supreme Court of Justice to contest for the presidency of the Guayas Superior Court of Justice. In his labor as president, he has a conflict with the president Lucio Gutiérrez, who said that "the courts should be burned", phrase, rejected by Félix López who explained Gutiérrez that his expressions were offenses that can be punished, he was at office until 2004, returning to his rank as Criminal Judge, was encharged for the presidency of the Guayas Court sporadically.

He retired as of 2009. In 2011 he began to work for the UEES in Samborondón. In 2018, after the Referendum and popular consultation the Transitory Citizen Participation and Social Control Council, designed a Transitory Judiciary Council to reform the National Judicial Function and for the designation of new authorities. Félix was seen with María Leonor Jiménez and the president of the Council Aquiles Rigail, when he visits the Provincial Court of Guayas in the Contest of the Ecuadorian public attorneys

2009 Vancouver gang war

In early 2009, a series of gang-related shootings occurred due to what police describe as a gang war in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Alleged participants include the Independent Soldiers, the Sanghera Crime Group, the Buttar Gang, the Bacon Brothers, the United Nations Gang, the Red Scorpions, the Vancouver chapter of the Hells Angels; the escalation of gang violence in Vancouver, beginning in January 2009, is alleged to have been caused by disruptions to the supply of illegal drugs resulting from the crackdown by the Mexican government against the drug cartels there, who supplied cocaine to British Columbia in return for marijuana. This reduced the profits of the Independent Soldiers and their sometime allies the United Nations gang; the IS are an Indo-Canadian gang while the United Nations gang is made of a multitude of different ethnic groups. More Chinese and Guatemalans and other various nationalities have been recruited. Both of these gangs' main modus operandi is gun running and smuggling marijuana known as BC Bud to the United States.

The cocaine trade became profitable due to the ongoing Mexican Drug War. The Mexican Army has curtailed the ability of the Mexican drug cartels to move cocaine inside the U. S. and Canada. The U. S. government says the amount of cocaine seized on U. S. soil dropped by 41 percent between early 2007 and mid-2008 and claims this is due to this pressure. The price in Vancouver has increased from $23,300 to $39,000 a kilo; the cocaine trade has been the domain of the IS and UN's rival Red Scorpion street gang and the Hells Angels biker gang. As the IS and UN gangs moved in, the Red Scorpions hit back leading to an all out gang war. By the end of the first quarter of 2009, more than 20 people had been killed and 40 wounded; the Hells Angels had stayed out of the fighting up to this point while the IS gang was busy trying to protect its turf from the resurgent Buttar Gang after police in April 2009 functionally dismantled the rival Sanghera Crime Group after a series of arrests which created a vacuum allowing the Buttar gang to expand its operations and encroaching on the IS for its marijuana monopoly.

But most of the wounded and killed had been members of the Red Scorpions and UN gangs who were engaged in a brutal tit-for-tat turf war. The carnage between the UN and the Red Scorpions was believed to stem from the fatal shootings of six men in an apartment in the suburb of Surrey in 2007. Dozens of other slayings followed, many of them retribution killings and commercial disputes between the UN and the associated members of the Red Scorpions, the Bacon brothers who used to be members of the UN gang, but the conflict between these gangs escalated after the UN gang along with the IS gang decided to move into the cocaine trade, a long domain of the Red Scorpion gang. After failing to announce that they had a gang war on their hands, on March 6, 2009, the Vancouver police announced there is a gang war after making several arrests. In particular they have gone after the leadership of the UN and Red Scorpion gangs and monitoring the Bacon Brothers after they survived a rash of hits against them.

In May, police arrested eight senior U. N. members, including the leader, Iraqi immigrant Barzan Tilli-Choli, on charges of conspiracy to kill the Bacon brothers, while Dennis Karbovanec a member of the Red Scorpions pleaded guilty to previous crimes. Since the arrest of the leadership, there has been a drop in violence but occasional violence does continue. Gang shootings were the subject of intense media coverage in Vancouver in 2009; these events include: 20: Jamie Bacon's car shot at while driving through Abbotsford. Bacon was the subject of an unusual public warning issued by police earlier this year, suggesting anyone dealing with him could be at risk. 22: Forty-two-year-old man wounded in an apparent robbery at Abbotsford marijuana grow-operation. 23: Two men wounded by shots fired outside Abbotsford home. 24: Occupant of a Surrey home wounded by early-morning shots fired through door. 27: Andrew Cilliers, 26, shot outside a home in what appeared to be a targeted attack. 29: William Peter Canning, 65, New Westminster resident, found slain in an east Vancouver apartment building.

2: James Ward Erickson, 25, shot in an apartment in Surrey. 3: Brianna Helen Kinnear, 22, found shot in a truck in Coquitlam. 3: Raphael Baldini, 21, shot in a busy parking lot in Surrey. 6: William Wayne Cloud, 19, fatally stabbed in a house. 6: Kevin LeClair, 26, Surrey man shot in the parking lot outside a Langley grocery store. 8: Man wounded in shooting in west-side Vancouver parking lot. 11: Nicholas Gordon Smith, 24, shot in the basement of a house. 12: Shots fired at a Burnaby home, no suspect found. Some suspect. 16: Driver wounded after shots fired at SUV outside Surrey strip club. 16: Nicole Alemy killed in Surrey while driving husband's car with four-year-old son in back seat. 17: Shane Alan Messent, 24, shot while committing a home invasion. 22: Man known to police wounded in shooting in east Vancouver. 26: Cory Stephen Konkin, 30, shot in his car in Maple Ridge. 27: Man shot outside Surrey home in what police call targeted attack. 2: Sukhwinder Singh Dhaliwal, 32, found fatally shot. 3: Young woman killed and man wounded in shooting at Burnaby apartment.

3: Sunil Mall, 27, shot in his car in East Vancouver. 3: Shots fired in drive-by shooting outside suspected drug house in Surrey. 5: Man shot in drive-by shooting at Vancouver home. 10: Two men fatally shot in an apartment. 15: Laura Lynn Lamoureux, 36, gunned down in a Langley gutter early Saturday morning. 19: Marc Bontkes, 33, found fatally shot in the parking lot of Hi-Knoll Park. 30: Sean Murphy, 21, fatally shot in his car on Bate

Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence

The Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence is an educational organization bringing professional training to the field of competitive intelligence. Established in 1996, the Academy has expanded its training to thousands of managers from 58 countries and six continents at its campuses in Cambridge, MA and Brussels, Belgium; the Academy is the only CI-dedicated institution to be externally accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training. It grants the Competitive Intelligence Professional certification based on a 9-course program, including a course in ethics and a pioneering course in business war gaming. To be certified, managers must pass a certification exam. To accommodate managers whose main interest is in using CI tools and managers working as CI professionals, the Academy offers two levels of certification: a basic CIP-I, an advanced CIP-II; the Academy is the largest training institute in its field. On March, 2011, the board of the professional association in the field of competitive intelligence- SCIP voted to adopt the Academy's CIP program as its official global certification program to help create standards in the field of strategic and competitive intelligence.

The certification was renamed SCIP-CIP certificate conferred by ACI. The history of the Academy tracks the history of the field of competitive intelligence which has risen in importance during the 1980s with the increase in global competitive pressures and the spread of Internet search engines which made information more accessible. In 1986, the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals was founded in Washington, DC to serve as the professional association for academics and consultants in CI. During the next decade, organizations experimented in acquiring and using CI with little discipline and no consistent results. For example, as a survey by the Academy showed, one of CI's main objectives, avoiding strategic surprises, was not being accomplished in many large companies. Three early developers of the Society banded together to create a standard of training and performance in the field, they were: Leonard Fuld, whose book, Competitor Intelligence, was the first best seller on the subject, Ben Gilad, whose book The Business Intelligence System created the benchmark for setting up a corporate CI function, Jan Herring, the founding director of the first competitive intelligence function created in 1982 at Motorola Corp.

Together with the growth of SCIP, the creation of the Academy accelerated the formalization and acceptance of CI functions and positions across global companies, with some estimating that 97% of Fortune 500 corporations today have at least one CI analyst in each of their larger business units. As the field continued to evolve, several organizations in recent years have joined the Academy in offering training programs in competitive intelligence as an extension of other degree programs, among them Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies in PA, Simmons College in MA, the University of Denver in CO. Other programs include the Ecole de Guerre Economique in France and Institute for Competitive Intelligence in Germany. Entry level courses are offered by the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals; the functional distribution of the Academy's alumni body covers managers and professionals from competitive and market intelligence functions, market research, business development, strategic planning, research scientists and development engineers.

Though the typical trainee is a manager at a Global Fortune 500 company, past participants included some unusual representatives from the Catholic Church, various governments' defense agencies, farmer cooperatives, national economic development boards, a Cabinet Minister. Leonard M. Fuld Michael Sandman, B. S. MA, M. B. A. Dr. Helen Rothberg, Ph. D. MPhil. MBA, associate professor at Marist College School of Management Jan Herring, BSc. Ashish Nanda, A. M. Ph. D. associate professor at the Harvard Law School Jules Schwartz, Ph. D. former dean and a professor emeritus of Boston University School of Management, former faculty member Wharton School Dr. Ben Gilad, former strategy professor at Rutgers University School of Management Jay Paap, Ph. D. has held faculty positions at Sloan and Indiana University Dan Mulligan, M. A. Assistant Professor at the Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies The Academy's advisory board includes executives from US-based Intel and Gamble, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Microsoft and Wyeth corporations, as well as Europe-based Shell, TetraPak and Orange, Mexico-based Cemex.

1. Https://web.archive.org/web/20080603222503/http://www.scip.org/Publications/CIMagIssueDetail.cfm? ItemNumber=1988 2. Herring, Jan P. Measuring the Effectiveness of Competitive Intelligence: Assessing & Communicating CI's Value to Your Organization. Virginia: Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, 1996. 3. Fuld, Competitor Intelligence: How to get it, how to use it. NY: Wiley, 1985. 4. Gilad and Tamar Gilad, The Business Intelligence System. NY: American Management Association, 1988. 5. Www.academyci.com 6. Matthew Boyle, “The Prying Game: A little knowledge is a dangerous...weapon. No wonder competitive int