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Jacobs University Bremen

Jacobs University Bremen is an international, residential, doctorate-granting research university located in Vegesack, State of Bremen, Germany. It offers study programs in engineering, humanities and social sciences, in which students can acquire bachelor's, master's or doctorate degrees. Furthermore, the university offers a preparatory program – the Foundation Year. Jacobs University’s students come from more than 120 countries. With about 80% foreign students and approx. 33% international faculty members, Jacobs University is one of the most international universities. According to its mission statement, Jacobs University pursues the goal of supporting talented young people to become world citizens through academic education, intensive mentoring and living together on an international campus - regardless of nationality and financial background; the International University Bremen was founded in 1999 with the support of the University of Bremen, Rice University in Houston and the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, with study programs beginning in 2001.

After the university faced some financial problems, the Jacobs Foundation invested € 200 million in the institution in November 2006, thus taking over a two-thirds majority of the partnership share. At the beginning of 2007, the university changed its name to Jacobs University Bremen; the campus is located on the site of the former Roland Barracks in Bremen-Grohn. The site was erected in 1938 during the National Socialist period. After the Second World War it was transformed into a displaces-persons camp by the International Refugee Organization under the management of the American forces known as Camp Grohn. Shortly after the formation of the Bundeswehr, Camp Grohn was passed into the responsibility of the German government in 1955 and renamed Roland Kaserne. Roland Kaserne housed a Bundeswehr logistics school during the Cold War. In 1999, the military base was inactivated; the 34-hectare site of the campus university is home to four residential colleges, buildings for administration and research, an Information Resource Center with a library and digital resources, sport and park facilities.

At the end of a four-year plan for realignment, Jacobs University generated revenues of € 50.2 million in fiscal year 2017, an increase of € 2.8 million over the previous year. Compared to the reference year 2012, Jacobs University was able to continuously reduce its losses; as part of its restructuring, the university cut a total of 65 jobs in 2014. The long-term financing of Jacobs University is an ongoing debate in Bremen; the university generates its income through different areas, including study fees, third-party funding, business cooperations and contributions from the Jacobs Foundation. The funding from the state of Bremen, which amounts to three million euros a year, expired in 2017. In June 2018, the Jacobs Foundation decided to support the private university until 2027 with a maximum of another 100 million Swiss francs; the city of Bremen took over a loan from the start-up phase of the university in order to strengthen the financial abilities of the institution in the long term. The university is managed by a not-for-profit company Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH.

In line with the statutes, it is composed of four organs: the Councilors, the Board of Trustees, the Board of Governors and the Executive Board, which comprises the Managing Director and the President. The Board of Governors is the central decision-making committee for all the fundamental questions of the university's development, including the appointment of the president and the professors. Christian Jacobs, the eldest son of the entrepreneur and patron Klaus J. Jacobs, is a member of the board of trustees of the Jacobs Foundation. On December 1, 2019, Prof. Dr. Antonio Loprieno took over as President of the University from Prof. Dr. Michael Hülsmann. Prof. Dr. Antonio Loprieno and Michael Dubbert form the university’s Executive Board. Jacobs University’s presidents in chronological order 1999 – 2006 Dr. Fritz Schaumann2006 – 2012 Prof. Dr. Joachim Treusch 2013 Prof. Dr. Heinz-Otto Peitgen 2014 – 2018 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katja Windt 2018 – 2019 Prof. Dr. Michael Hülsmann Since 2019 Prof. Dr. Antonio LoprienoThe Board of Governors is lead by Lavinia Jacobs, Chair of the Board of Trustees Jacobs Foundation.

Further members are among others: Prof. Dr. Patrick Aebischer and former President of the EPFL Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius, Director Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research Dr. Jörg Dräger, Board Member of the Bertelsmann Stiftung and former Senator for Science and Research of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg Dr. Claudia Schilling, Senator for Science and Justice Bremen Dr. Philipp Rösler, CEO of the Hainan Cihang Charity Foundation in New York and former Vice-Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany; the faculty of Jacobs University is organized into three focus areas 1. Mobility: understanding the worldwide movement of people and information. 2. Health: developing solutions for a healthier world. 3. Diversity: Deciphering a modern, global world. Within these focus areas, 15 undergraduate programs and 7 graduate programs are offered. In addition, Jacobs University offers a preparatory and orientation year, the Foundation Year Program; the program was established to support students in deciding on their future path of study and to meet international admission criteria.

The study programs and courses are taught in English and are practice-oriented. Psychologie is the only study program. Students are invol

Michele Rocca (footballer)

Michele Rocca is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie B side Livorno, on loan from Serie A club Sampdoria. Born in Milan, Rocca is a youth product of F. C. Internazionale Milano, he was a member of their under-16 side playing in the Allievi B league. Rocca was signed by Serie B club Novara on a temporary deal on 22 August 2012, he represented their under-17 team in the Allievi Nazionali league. The loan was renewed on 9 August 2013. Rocca returned to play for Inter's Primavera side in the 2014–15 Campionato Nazionale Primavera season. On 31 August 2015, he was signed by fellow Serie A club Sampdoria for a €400,000 fee. Rocca was afforded the number 92 shirt by Sampdoria. On 28 September 2015, he made his Serie A debut in a 2–1 away defeat to Atalanta at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia. Rocca was one of twelve players included on the bench for Sampdoria when they faced Milan in the Round of 16 of the Coppa Italia on 17 December 2015. On 1 February 2016, Sampdoria announced that Rocca had signed a short-term loan with Serie B outfit Virtus Lanciano.

His first start for I Frentani came five days in a 0−2 away victory at Vicenza in the league. Rocca received the first yellow card of his senior club career in a 2–0 away league loss to Spezia on 20 February 2016, his 18th appearance for the club came in their 1−4 home defeat by Salernitana in the 2015–16 Serie B Relegation Play-out first-leg. Rocca was included in the starting lineup for the return leg on 8 June at Stadio Arechi in which Salernitana won by a single goal scored by striker Massimo Coda thus relegating Virtus Lanciano to Lega Pro. In July 2016, Serie B side Latina announced that they had signed both Rocca and Gabriele Rolando from Sampdoria on loan, with an option to purchase the pair on permanent deals at the end of the season, he was assigned the reverse to his squad number 92 at Sampdoria. Latina gave him the number 8 jersey to wear for the rest of the 2016–17 season. On 31 August 2017, Rocca joined Serie B side Pro Vercelli on a year-long loan. On 16 September, he made his debut for Pro Vercelli as a substitute, replacing Umberto Germano in the 71st minute of a 0–0 away draw with Brescia.

After managing just three appearances, his loan was cancelled and the player returned to his parent club. On 19 January 2018, Rocca was signed by Serie C side FeralpiSalò on a six-month loan deal. On 20 January, he made his Serie C debut for FeralpiSalò in a 1–0 home win over Sambenedettese, he was replaced by Luca Parodi in the 56th minute. On 25 March, he scored his first professional goal, as a substitute, in the 31st minute of a 1–1 away draw with Fermana. On 29 April, he scored his second goal, again as a substitute, in the 90th minute of a 4–1 home win over Triestina. Rocca ended his loan spell at FeralpiSalò with 2 goals. On 13 July 2018, Rocca joined newly-promoted Livorno on a two-season loan, he was handed his debut for Livorno on 5 August 2018, in the second round of the Coppa Italia, against Casertana. The match ended as a 1–1 draw and would be decided on penalties after it remained one apiece following extra time. Livorno would go on to claim a 7–6 victory in the shoot-out to send them through to the next round.

On 2 September, Rocca made his league debut for Livorno in Gameweek 2 of the Serie B season, as a starter, in an away visit to Pescara. Livorno would go on to lose the match 1–2. Profile at Sampdoria Michele Rocca at Soccerway Lega Serie A Profile Lega Serie B Profile News 1 febbraio: Ripresa al Memmo agli ordini di Maragliulo


Rabia or Rabiah is the transliteration of two Arabic names written differently in Arabic text however they may be written in the Latin script: An Arabic, male name meaning "Spring" An Arabic, female name meaning "Spring" or "Fourth Female" Rabiah ibn Kab, a companion of the Prophet Muhammad Ayyash ibn Abi Rabiah, companion of the Prophet Muhammad Utbah ibn Rabi'ah, pre-Islamic Arab tribal leader Rabiah ibn Mudhar, 6th-century Jewish king in present-day Yemen Abd ar-Rahman ibn Rabiah, 7th-century caliphate general Salman ibn Rabiah, military governor of Armenia Fouad Mahmoud al Rabiah, Kuwaiti national imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay Robert Rabiah, Australian film actor and writer Tawfiq Al Rabiah, Saudi minister Abu Hamza Rabia, Egyptian member of al-Qaeda Hamad Abu Rabia, Israeli-Arab politician Hassan Rabia, Omani footballer Mohammed Rabia Al-Noobi, Omani footballer Ramy Rabia, Egyptian footballer Sarab Abu-Rabia-Queder, Israeli-Arab sociologist and feminist activist Rabia Makhloufi, Algerian steeplechase runner Rabia of Basra, 8th-century female Muslim Sufi saint Rabia Balkhi, semi-legendary figure of Persian literature Emetullah Rabia Gülnuş Sultan, wife of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed IV Rabia Sultan, wife of Ottoman Sultan Ahmed II Cheikha Rabia, Algerian singer Rabia Ashiq, Pakistani athlete Rabia Butt, Pakistani model and actress Rabia Civan, Turkish female football player Rabia Kazan, Turkish journalist Rabia Qari, Pakistani barrister Rabiah Hutchinson, Australian militant Islamist leader Al-Rabiaa, a village in northwestern Syria Diyar Rabi'a, the medieval Arabic name of the easternmost province of the Jazira Oum Rabia, a commune in Khénifra Province, Béni Mellal-Khénifra, Morocco Rabia, Iraq, a small border crossing town between Iraq and Syria Rabia, Syria, a town in the Latakia Governorate, northwestern Syria Rabīʿa, an Arab tribe Rabia School, Bedfordshire, England.

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Race Street station

Race station, sometimes listed as Race Street, is a light rail station operated by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. The station consists of a single platform with a single trackway. Trains from both directions arrive on the same track. Race station is served by the Green Line of the VTA Light Rail system. Race station is located near the intersection of Parkmoor Avenue. Race station was built as part of the Vasona Light Rail extension project; this project extended VTA light rail service from the intersection of Woz Way and West San Carlos Street in San Jose in a southwesterly direction to the Winchester station in western Campbell. The official opening date for this station was October 1, 2005; the construction of this station and the rest of the Vasona Light Rail extension was part of the 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program. Santa Clara County voters approved the Measure B project in 1996 along with a half-percent sales tax increase; the Vasona Light Rail extension was funded by the resulting sales tax revenues with additional money coming from federal and state funding, grants, VTA bond revenues, municipal contributions.

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Paravane (water kite)

The paravane is a towed winged underwater object—a water kite. Paravanes have been used in sport or commercial fishing, marine exploration and industry and military; the wings of paravanes are sometimes in a fixed position, else positioned remotely or by actions of a human pilot. Pioneer parafoil developer Domina Jalbert considered water kites hardly different from air kites. However, paravanes orient themselves in respect to the water surface, they may have sensors that record or transmit data or be used for generating a holding force like a sea anchor does. While a sea-anchor allows a vessel to drift more downwind, the paravane travels sideways at several times the downwind speed. Paravanes are, like air kites symmetrical in one axis and travel in two directions, the change being effected by gybing, shunting, or flipping over; the paravane weapon was developed by the British inventor Sir Dennistoun Burney as a means to sweep enemy mines. Towed behind a ship, the paravane wire would either cut the mine's mooring cable or bring the mine and paravane together, detonating the mine.

There are defensive paravanes. There are auxiliary protector paravanes; some paravanes are equipped with cable cutters. Explosive paravanes are a towable or controllable mine; the US Department of Defense continues to have interest in paravanes. Abstract: A paravane includes an elongated fuselage; the wing members have a straight leading edge portion, a straight trailing edge portion and a curved intermediate portion wherein the wing members are arranged such that the chord lines extend at oblique angles with the longitudinal axis of the fuselage and such that the resultant hydrodynamic lift force vector acting on the wing section passes through the tow point. Department of Navy, Washington, D. C.. Trolling-for-fish devices that are paravanes or water kites do not always use the descriptor. Trolling device. Water kites help depress cables being placed as well as other payloads. In 1905 Martin Flegle of Minneapolis, invented a lighter-than-water water kite that could be operated from boats or from the shoreline for the purpose of trolling for fish.

The paravane would float on the surface of the water. The device would move oblique to the towing effort, his device's operation had a way to change directions. Paravanes carry bait to specific depths; some fishing lures. Paravanes. Deep Diver. Towed human-on-board paravanes are used to transport explorers, SCUBA sportsmen, spear-fishing people. Speedsailing has been driving the use of water kites. A group has developed an air kite that dynamically was coupled with a water kite that they developed: FRENCH L'aile d'eau L'aile d'eau] The group succeeded in having a double-kite system with one kite an air kite and the other kite a paravane water kite; the air kite dragged the submarine water kite. By Luc Armant, a complete document is at—Large file of 36 mb: Early work in coupling water kites was done by the late J. C. Hagedoorn, a geophysics professor at Delft University, his system coupled manned parafoils with water kites he named "hapas".

Experimenters used the terminology "chien de mer" or "sea dog". Although the attempts to implement the manned versions were never successful, many experimenters have demonstrated smaller unmanned versions constituting a fundamentally simple sailing system: a kite in the air connected to a kite in the water. There is a race to break speedsailing 50-knot barrier. A major project is exploring a paravane to result in a non-heeling moment wing mast.'Swedish Speed Sailing Challenge' holds people effecting such paravane use. Swedish Speed Challenge Paravane Sailing. Similar technology is found in Yellow Pages Endeavour; the Jellyfish Foiler is a water kite hydrofoil tugged by an air kite reaching for breaking speed sailing records. A State of the Art Hydroptere Powered by Kite; the kite on the Jellyfish Foiler gives tension through a rigidized tether pulling on the water-kite hydrofoil hydrodynamic center in order to avoid roll. Jellyfish Foiler technology; the Jellyfish Foiler lower hydrofoil has two J-shaped foils and one center T-foil rudder and is pulled by the upper air kite.

Paravanes are used for sampling water chemistry.

81st Flying Training Wing (World War II)

The 81st Flying Training Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Western Flying Training Command, was disbanded on 1 November 1945 at the Santa Ana Army Air Base, California; the squadron was a World War II Command and Control unit, its mission was to provide classification and preflight testing of aviation cadets. It was one of three such centers, the others being at Maxwell Field and San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center, Texas. There is no lineage between the current United States Air Force 81st Training Wing, established on 15 April 1948 at Wheeler Field and this organization; the mission of the wing was to provide both Classification and Preflight stage training to air cadets which had completed Training Command basic indoctrination training. Classification Stage issued him his equipment; this was the stage where it would be decided whether the cadet would train as a navigator, bombardier, or pilot. Pre-Flight Stage taught the mechanics and physics of flight and required the cadets to pass courses in mathematics and the hard sciences.

The cadets were taught to apply their knowledge by teaching them aeronautics, deflection shooting, thinking in three dimensions. The 81st FTW was the only wing which provided preflight training of pilots and bombardiersOnce the cadet completed the training at the center, they would be assigned to one of the AAF primary flight schools for initial flying training. Established as 81st Flying Training Wing on 14 October 1943Activated on 25 August 1943 Disbanded on 1 November 1945 Army Air Forces Western Flying Training Command, 25 August 1943 – 30 June 1945 Army Air Forces Classification Center, 30 April 1942 – 1 May 1944 Army Air Forces Preflight School, 30 April 1942 – 1 May 1944 1040th Army Air Forces Base Unit, 1 May 1944 – 1 November 1945 Santa Ana Army Air Base, California, 25 August 1943 – 30 June 1945 Army Air Forces Training Command Other Training Command Preflight/classification Units:74th Flying Training Wing Eastern Flying Training Command 78th Flying Training Wing Central Flying Training CommandOther Western Flying Training Command Flight Training Wings:35th Flying Training Wing Basic/Advanced Flight Training 36th Flying Training Wing Primary Flight Training 37th Flying Training Wing Basic/Advanced Flight Training 38th Flying Training Wing Bombardier and Specialized 2/4-Engine Training This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website