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Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad is a public university located in Allahabad, in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. It is one of the nineteen Indian Institutes of Information Technology listed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.. The institution was founded in 1999, in the following year received university status and the right to award its own degrees. In 2014 the IIIT Act was passed, under which IIITA and four other Institutes of Information Technology funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development were classed as Institutes of National Importance; the first director of the institute was M. D. Tiwari, from 1999 to 2013. G. C. Nandi served as director in-charge on the first four months of 2014, until Somenath Biswas took over the directorship and served from May 2014 to July 2016. After another stint by Nandi as director that lasted until May 2017, P. Nagabhushan was appointed director. IIIT-Allahabad was ranked 119 in BRICS nation by the QS World University Rankings of 2019.

Among government engineering colleges in India, IIIT-Allahabad ranked 10th by India Today in 2019 and 18 by Outlook India in 2019. It was ranked 82 among engineering colleges by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2019.. IIIT-A is famous for its placements. Effervescence is the annual cultural festival of the institute, it lasts for three days and includes technology, music and other activities. IIIT Allahabad website

International Drinks Festival

The International Drinks Festival is a projected annual festival of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages both foreign and local to Nigeria, every December in Lagos. Organized by the Balmoral Group, it brings the beverage industry's top-notch professionals and consumers together for a groundbreaking experience in the yuletide season. More than 10,000 Consumers and 5,000 Professionals will get the chance to meet with over 200 exhibitors at the festival. Attendees include consumers, liquor buyers, bartenders, restaurant managers and brewery workers. Features include music and comedy performance as well masterclasses and a summit to discuss how to further the drinks industry in Nigeria with its major stakeholders; some of the brands to be showcased include Jack Daniel's. The festival has a long list of partners including DStv, The Guardian, The Beat 99.9 FM etc. The maiden edition of the festival was held December 1–3, 2017 at the five-star Federal Palace Hotel, venue of Nigeria's independence day celebrations in 1960.

It was to have been hosted by international supermodel, Idia Aisien

Dougal Jerram

Dougal Alexander Jerram is a British geologist/earth scientist and media presenter/contributor, author. As an earth sciences expert, he has appeared on the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, History Channel and Channel 4, on many other TV and radio programs, relating the earth sciences to the general public, he has published over 45 scientific papers, has edited for scientific journals, has held posts on committees including the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group of the Geological Society. In 2006 he received the Murchison Fund by the Geological Society of London for his early career contribution to geology. Born in 1969, Dougal grew up in the London suburbs, his love for geology and the Earth was first realised whilst studying at London's Northwood School. Studying geology, he graduated from Cardiff University in 1992, he obtained his doctorate in 1996 at the University of Liverpool based on his research into ways that textures in volcanic and igneous rocks were formed and could be studied.

He began his professional career in 1996 with a two-year postdoctoral position at the University of Würzburg, Germany. In 1998 he returned to the UK and spent 13 years as research fellow and senior lecturer at the University of Durham. In June 2011 he set up DougalEARTH Ltd. where he combines his pursuits in consultancy, media and teaching. Dougal's first major TV appearance was on a popular science expedition to Ethiopia called'The Hottest Place on Earth' for the BBC and discovery in 2009, having appeared early that year on Britain From Above with Andrew Marr, he has subsequently appeared on a number of science-related films at or near live volcanoes. In 2010 he reported extensively on the air travel disruption after the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption in live TV interviews on BBC, Sky News, ITV and various radio programs, in features for Channel 4 news, BBC and The Guardian, he has made live TV appearances as Dr Volcano for The One Show on BBC. TV and media contributions Britain from Above, Geology expert in Episode 3 of Andrew Marr's BBC1 series.

Produced by LION TV. Also shown in the United States on the Discovery Channel Hottest Place on Earth, 2x 1 hour BBC1, 3 × 1 hour BBC Worldwide, 1x 1hour Discovery Channel. Co-host on Popular science expedition to see the volcanoes and people of the Afar Region in Ethiopia alongside Kate Humble and Steve Leonard. Produced by Lion TV"In The Hottest Place on Earth, a team of scientists and adventurers descended on a low-lying part of Ethiopia to analyse volcanic activity, the landscape and the way of life of the tribe. Dougal Jerram, the geologist, was fantastic, explaining how the rocky landscape was tilted along cracks in the Earth's crust." – The Times, 20 March 2009. How the Earth Was Made – Vesuvius, 1 × 1 hour History Channel. On screen Earth Sciences Presenter on sections for Herculanuem. Produced by Pioneer Productions Iceland Volcano: The Next Eruption Volcano on-screen expert on one off quick turn around about Iceland Volcanic Crisis. Produced by Atlantic Productions. Clash of the Continents, 2 x 1hour National Geographic channel – worldwide.

On screen Earth Sciences Presenter including Vesuvius, Super-volcanoes and plate tectonics. Produced by Natural History New Zealand. Birth of Britain On screen Earth Sciences expert alongside Tony Robinson for National Geographic & Channel 4. Volcanic Britain as part of the Birth of Britain series Produced by Pioneer Productions; as well as contributing a significant volume of scientific literature, Dougal has written two earth science books: The Field Description of Igneous Rocks, 2nd Edition by Dougal Jerram & Nick Petford, published by Wiley, 2011 ISBN 978-0-470-02236-8 Introducing Volcanology: A Guide to Hot Rocks, by Dougal Jerram, published by Dunedin Academic Press, 2011 ISBN 978-1-906716-22-6 Dougal's research career covers over 15 years. Motivated by key scientific challenges in both academic and applied geosciences, he has published extensively in the fields of volcanic margins, rock microstructure and textural analysis, his main areas of research involve understanding volcanic margins, innovative textural analysis of rocks, understanding the development of crystal populations in igneous rocks, the onset and evolution of flood basalt provinces.

His research has been supported by a range of funding bodies, including NERC, EU, Royal Society, Industry, he has been a guest editor for Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, ELEMENTS, Geological Magazine, convened sessions at many international meetings. In 2006 he was awarded the Murchison Fund of the Geological Society of London, in recognition of his early significant contribution to Earth Sciences. In 2010 he set up the Volcanic Margins Research Consortium at the University of Durham, is providing knowledge transfer between academia and industry through workshops, training and field trips through DougalEARTH Ltd. Catherine E. Nelson, Dougal A. Jerram, Richard W. Hobbs, Ricky Terrington and Holger Kessler. Reconstructing flood basalt lava flows in three dimensions using terrestrial laser scanning. Geosphere, February 2011. J. Hansen, D. A. Jerram, K. Mccaffrey, S. R. Passey 2011. Early Cenozoic saucer-shaped sills

The Social Democrats

The Social Democrats, whose complete name is The Social Democrats – Federalists for the Euromediterranean, is a minor social-democratic political party in Italy. Mimmo Magistro is the party leader; the party was founded in November 2011 by a split from the Italian Democratic Socialist Party. Magistro had been the secretary of the PSDI from 2007 to July 2011, when a tribunal in Rome declared Renato D'Andria, elected secretary in 2006 only to see his election invalidated by the party, legitimate secretary of the party. Magistro proposed a reconciliation between the two factions, but D'Andria did not accept the conditions posed by him. In mid November 2011, 28 members out of 31 of the outgoing National Council, including Magistro, thus left the PSDI in order to form a new party named The Social Democrats. On 11 January 2012, on the 65th anniversary of the split of Palazzo Barberini, the PSDI and iSD organized a common event in remembrance of Giuseppe Saragat, a former President of the Italian Republic and long-standing leader of the PSDI from 1947 until his death in 1988.

A recomposition of the two groups may still be possible, but it has been made difficult by the fact that D'Andria is keen on an alliance with the centre-right, while Magistro has aligned his iSD with the centre-left. President: Mimmo Magistro Official website

Kelso Township, Sibley County, Minnesota

Kelso Township is a township in Sibley County, United States. The population was 357 at the 2000 census. Kelso Township was organized in 1858, shares its name with Kelso, in Scotland. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 357 people, 124 households, 88 families residing in the township; the population density was 10.0 people per square mile. There were 128 housing units at an average density of 3.6/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 96.08% White, 0.84% Asian, 2.80% from other races, 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.24% of the population. There were 124 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.0% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.56. In the township the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 128.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 121.2 males. The median income for a household in the township was $46,250, the median income for a family was $52,000. Males had a median income of $31,518 versus $22,708 for females; the per capita income for the township was $17,818. About 2.1% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 17.6% of those age 65 or over

PrimeLines (Coventry)

The PrimeLines initiative in Coventry, England, is a £42 million budgeted scheme which aims to improve all aspects of bus journeys on a number of selected showcase routes radiating out from the city centre of Coventry. New bus stops will be wheelchair friendly, with raised kerbs for easier boarding, new shelters, that are airier and well lit will be built. On the "University Corridor" route, bus lanes and gates have been instituted in various places, it is estimated that at peak hours the total time for the full journey between the city and Warwick University could be reduced by 1 minute 50 seconds. However, the plans for this were finalized; the report concluded that there were only two "pinch points" on the route, neither of these has been given any bus priority measures, whereas measures have been put in place where they are not deemed necessary. The bus gates are interesting in that they turn red for other traffic when no bus or taxi is approaching; the PrimeLines route along the Ansty Road, involving as it did the confiscation of private frontages to houses on Ansty Road, amid considerable protest from homeowners, has attracted controversy.

The PrimeLines scheme is based on bus showcase schemes tried in Bristol and Birmingham, none of which delivered significant sustained increase in bus usage or any fall in congestion or total car use. One of the first bus priority measures for the Coventry scheme, a bus gate at the junction of The Butts and Albany road, had to be dismantled after it caused serious congestion problems for traffic leaving the city centre or coming off the inner ring road. Coventry City Council approval of PrimeLines was secured in part with a claim that congestion would be reduced and that there would be a 25% increase in bus use on all PrimeLines routes, but the claim is not supported by evidence, tends to be contradicted by experience of bus showcase schemes elsewhere in the country: the best single route has managed a 25% increase in patronage, no better than a 6% shift has been recorded between modes of transport. Centro’s own figures indicate that bus showcase schemes offer a 15% increase in usage on routes where every conceivable improvement is implemented, with no indication of how much of this comes from a shift from private cars to buses.

The PrimeLines consortium held a public consultation on elements of the University Corridor PrimeLines scheme, in a bus on a car park between the back of the Old Clarence public house and what was the building site for a new block of flats, during August 2007. According to a report to the Council’s Cabinet, around 100 people attended this and 29 people were in support of the bus lane scheme. A petition against the scheme totalling 1,928 signatures was received by the Council. Many of the shelters will have electronic passenger information installed, so waiting passengers will know when the next bus is due. To improve reliability, the routes will have bus priority measures implemented at traffic signals and junctions, where possible there will be lengths of bus lanes to get the bus past general traffic queues. National Express Coventry West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive Coventry City Council - PrimeLines