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Jesus College, Cambridge

Jesus College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England. The college's full name is The College of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint John the Evangelist and the glorious Virgin Saint Radegund, near Cambridge, its common name comes from the name of its Jesus Chapel. Jesus College was established between 1496 and 1516 on the site of the twelfth-century Benedictine nunnery of St Mary and St Radegund by John Alcock Bishop of Ely; the cockerel is the symbol of Jesus College, after the surname of its founder. Jesus College has assets of £336m making it Cambridge’s fifth-wealthiest college; the college is known for its expansive grounds which include its sporting fields and for its close proximity to its boathouse. Three members of Jesus College have received a Nobel Prize. Two fellows of the college have been appointed to the International Court of Justice. Notable alumni include Thomas Cranmer, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas Robert Malthus, Lord Reid, Lord Toulson, Sir Rupert Jackson, Sir David Hare, Sir Roger Scruton, Nick Hornby, the members of the band Clean Bandit.

Sonita Alleyne was elected master of Jesus College in 2019. She will be the first woman to hold the role, 40 years after the college began admitting women as students; when founded in 1496, the College consisted of buildings taken over from the Nunnery of St Mary and St Radegund, founded at the beginning of the 12th century. The Benedictine Convent, upon dissolution, included the cloister attached to it; this set of buildings remains the core of the college to this day and this accounts for its distinctly monastic architectural style, which sets it apart from other Cambridge colleges. A library was soon added, the chapel was modified and reduced in scale by Alcock. At its foundation, the college had six fellows and six scholars. Jesus College admits undergraduate and graduates students to all subjects at the university though accepts a larger number of students for engineering, law, natural sciences, economics, history and human, social and political sciences; the college offers a wide range of scholarships.

The college performs well in the informal Tompkins Table, which ranks Cambridge colleges by undergraduate results. Along with students from Trinity, King's, Christ's and St John's, students of the college have been members of the Cambridge Apostles; the main entrance to Jesus College is a walled passage known as the "Chimney". The term is derived the Middle French word chemin, for "path" or "way"; the Chimney leads directly to the Porter's Lodge and into First Court. All the courts at the college, with the exception of the cloister, are open on at least one side; the Quincentenary Library is open 24 hours a day. The library was designed by Eldred Evans and David Shalev in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the foundation of the college in 1996. Completion of the library was shortly followed by a new accommodation building in 2000, now known as Library Court; the Quincentenary Library has a large law collection, housed in a law library on the ground floor. The Old Library was in regular use until 1912.

It still is available to private researchers upon appointment. The Old Library includes the Malthus Collection, being the family collection of alumnus Thomas Malthus. Jesus College has large sporting grounds all on-site; these include football, cricket, squash and hockey pitches. The Jesus College Boat House is only 400 yards away, across Midsummer Common; the college hosts exhibitions of sculpture by contemporary artists. It has hosted work by Sir Antony Gormley, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, Barry Flanagan; the college grounds include a nature trail, inspired by poetry composed by Samuel Taylor Coleridge during his time as a student. Jesus College is one of the few colleges to allow anyone to walk on the lawns of its courts, with the exception of First Court, Cloister Court and those that are burial sites for deceased nuns from the original nunnery. In common with other Cambridge colleges, this privilege is only extended during Easter term; the College Chapel was founded in 1157 and took until 1245 to complete, is believed to be the oldest university building in Cambridge still in use.

It was the Benedictine Convent of St Mary and St Radegund, dissolved by Bishop John Alcock. The original structure of the chapel was cruciform in shape and the nave had both north and south aisles. A high, pitched roof was surmounted by a steeple; the chapel was used as the parish church of St Radegund. Twice the chapel was ravaged by fire, in 1313 and 1376; when the College took over the precincts during the 15th century, the parish was renamed after the College as Jesus parish, with the churchyard still being used for burials. This, was short lived, as by the middle of the 16th century Jesus parish was absorbed into that of All Saints. Significant alterations were carried out to the church under Alcock, transforming the cathedral-sized church, the largest in Cambridge into a College chapel for a small group of scholars. A large part of the original nave was replaced by College rooms, subsequently part of the Master's Lodge; the misericords were created by the famous English architect Augustus Pugin between 1849 and 1853.

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Pascal Hitzler

Pascal Hitzler is a German American computer scientist specializing in Semantic Web and Artificial Intelligence. He is endowed Lloyd T. Smith Creativity in Engineering Chair at Kansas State University, the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Semantic Web journal. Hitzler received a Diplom in Mathematics from the University of Tübingen in Germany, he has a PhD in Mathematics from the National University of University College Cork. Hitzler received the title of 2018 Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research during his tenure at Wright State University, where he was endowed NCR Distinguished Professor. From 2004 to 2009 he was at the Institute for Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany. Between 2001 and 2004 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the International Center for Computational Logic at TU Dresden. Hitzler has published several books as author and editor, including the textbook "Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies", awarded an Outstanding Academic Title award in 2010 by the Choice Magazine

Fábio Szymonek

Fábio Szymonek known as Fábio, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Oeste, on loan from Palmeiras, as a goalkeeper. Born in Osasco, Fábio was joined Palmeiras' youth categories in 2004, aged 15. After a loan stint with Juventus, he was promoted to the first-team squad in 2012, acting as a backup to Deola and Bruno. On 4 October 2012, Fábio signed a new five-year deal with Verdão, played his first match as a professional on 12 November of the following year, as the club was promoted and playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 loss at Paysandu for the Série B championship. In 2014, after Bruno's poor performances and Fernando Prass' injury, Fábio was selected as Palmeiras' first-choice. PalmeirasCampeonato Brasileiro Série B: 2013 Copa do Brasil: 2015 Palmeiras official profile Fábio Szymonek at Soccerway

Lublin Castle

The Lublin Castle is a medieval castle in Lublin, adjacent to the Old Town district and close to the city center. It is one of the oldest preserved Royal residencies in Poland, established by High Duke Casimir II the Just; the hill it is on was first fortified with a wood-reinforced earthen wall in the 12th century. In the first half of the 13th century, the stone keep, it survives to this day and is the tallest building of the castle, as well as the oldest standing building in the city. In the 14th century, during the reign of Casimir the Great, the castle was rebuilt with stone walls. At the same time the castle's Chapel of the Holy Trinity was built to serve as a royal chapel. In the first decades of the 15th century king Władysław II commissioned a set of frescoes for the chapel, they are preserved to this day. The author was a Ruthenian Master Andrej. Due to their unique style, mixing Western and Eastern Orthodox influences, they are acclaimed internationally as an important historical monument.

Under the rule of the Jagiellon dynasty the castle enjoyed royal favor and frequent stays by members of the royal family. In the 16th century, it was rebuilt on a grandiose scale, under the direction of Italian masters brought from Kraków; the most momentous event in the castle's history was the signing in 1569 of the Union of Lublin, the founding act of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. As a consequence of the wars in the 17th century the castle fell into disrepair. Only the oldest sections, the keep and the chapel, remained intact. After Lublin fell under Russian rule following the territorial settlement of the Congress of Vienna in 1815, the government of Congress Poland, on the initiative of Stanisław Staszic, carried out a complete reconstruction of the castle between 1826 and 1828; the new buildings were in English neogothic style different from the structures they replaced, their new purpose was to house a criminal prison. Only the keep and the chapel were preserved in their original state.

The castle served as a prison for the next 128 years: as a Tsarist prison from 1831 to 1915, in independent Poland from 1918 to 1939, most infamously during the Nazi occupation of the city from 1939 to 1944, when between 40,000 and 80,000 inmates, many of them Polish resistance fighters and Jews, passed through. Just before withdrawing in 1944, the Nazis massacred its remaining 300 prisoners. After 1944 the castle continued to serve as a prison of Soviet secret police and of the People's Republic of Poland, until 1954 about 35,000 Poles opposing Soviet occupation of their country rule passed through it, of whom 333 lost their lives. In 1954 the castle prison was closed. Following reconstruction and refurbishment, since 1957 it has been the main site of the Lublin Museum. Castles in Poland Lublin Castle and Lublin Museum webpage

Alexis Texas

Alexis Texas is an American pornographic actress and featured dancer. As of September 2017, she had appeared in 625 films as 5 as the director. Texas was born on an Army base in Panama, she was raised in Castroville and graduated from Medina Valley High in 2003. She is of German and Puerto Rican descent, her first job was at a nursing home. Prior to entering the adult film industry, she attended Texas State University studying respiratory care therapy. Texas' first scene was with Jack Venice in Shane's World's College Amateur Tour In Texas, filmed in October 2006, followed by several scenes for Bang Bros in Florida, she moved to Los Angeles and began shooting scenes for the LA Direct modeling agency in March 2007. Released in February 2008, Discovering Alexis Texas was directed by the adult performer Belladonna. In 2012, Texas signed an one-year contract with the company Adam & Eve. In February 2014, it was announced that she had amicably separated from Eve. Texas has a show on Vivid Radio entitled Alexis Texas: Sex ED.

In June 2015, Elegant Angel signed her to an exclusive directing contract. Her directorial debut, Big Booty Tryouts, was released the following month, she appeared in all of the film's scenes, which were the first ones she shot after a nearly two-year hiatus from performing. She directed The Real Buttwoman Returns, which featured her first gangbang scene. Texas was featured on the cover of Genesis magazine in April 2009, Hustler magazine's 35th anniversary edition in June 2009. In 2010, she was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top female stars in porn. In 2013, she was one of the 16 actresses portrayed in Deborah Anderson's documentary film Aroused; as of September 2017, she had appeared in 625 films as 5 as the director. In 2011, Texas made her crossover debut to mainstream movies, starring in the comedy horror film Bloodlust Zombies, she appeared in the music video for "Bandz a Make Her Dance" by Juicy J in 2012. She was married to pornographic actor Mr. Pete from 2008 to 2013. Official website Alexis Texas on IMDb Alexis Texas at the Internet Adult Film Database Alexis Texas at the Adult Film Database

Chidham and Hambrook

Chidham and Hambrook is a civil parish in the District of Chichester in West Sussex, England located five miles west of Chichester, south of the A27 road, near Bosham. Chidham is the ecclesiastical Parish, with a different boundary from that of the civil parish. A recent excavation has shown; the flint scrapers discovered on the site on the western shore of the peninsula, seem to suggest that spear shafts or kiddles and primitive salterns were being made here. The Saxon Saint Cuthman may have been born here, c.681. The village's name is derived from the Old English words ceod and ham, referring to the shape of the peninsula on which it is situated; the present flint and rubble church, St. Mary's, dates from the 13th century, may have had a wooden predecessor; the peninsula is not mentioned in the Domesday Book because it was part of the Manor or Chapelry of Bosham, rich in farming land and belonging to the Bishop of Exeter. Close to the church of St. Mary is a large late 17th century building.

The manor house has had recent work done with permission from the council. Facing the church, on its south side, is a large early 19th century vicarage known as the'Old Rectory', now a private house; the men of Chidham seem to have been farmers rather than fishermen or sailors due to the good quality of the soil. In 1812 an embankment wall was built from Chidham to Bosham. Writing of Bosham in the 1860s Charles Longcroft described how the newly enclosed land was ploughed and planted with corn.'But one November, there came a raging tide and a gale wind, from the southwest and away went the embankment..'. In 1825 the sea returned inundating new buildings. One of these is said to have been a mansion, standing at Cutmill whose stone was afterwards used to build Cutmill Cottage. During the Second World War bombs were recorded as having fallen within the parish of Chidham. On the night of 8 October 1940 the vicarage, now the Old Rectory, was damaged by an incendiary and a torpedo bomber, carrying a crew of four, crashed close to the church.

While the fire in the vicarage was extinguished by the local volunteer fire service, the aeroplane proved a much greater hazard. On the night of 25–26 April 1941, when there was a raid on Portsmouth, seven high explosive bombs fell near Manor Farm. Chidham village lies on a loop-road, halfway down the peninsula; the only road leading out to Cobnor Point is a private road, so access to and from the harbour is limited. The local authority area called the'Parish of Chidham' is a small rural parish situated five miles west of Chichester and comprises two villages – Hambrook and Chidham; the residents of part of a third village, are part of the Chidham and Hambrook community, but because of the vagaries of local government, technically fall outside the parish. There is a network of public footpaths for walkers, giving access to the shore and intertidal mudflats of Chichester harbour; the land is flat and agricultural, but with sufficient variety and cover for a variety of wildlife. Parts of the Chidham peninsula are at risk from tidal flooding.

The west tidebank is in a poor state, but the Harbour Conservancy proposes to realign a section of the bank in autumn 2005. Elsewhere, the tidebanks are in good condition; the present flint and rubble church only dates from the 13th century – a wooden one may have stood here before. Close by is the manor house, a large late 17th century building but of greater interest to many people is the nearby pub, the'Old House at Home' which offers a selection of real ales. A significant proportion of residents are new to their current home, with 36% having lived there for less than six years. On the other hand, 18% have occupied their home for more than twenty-five years. Most homes are owner-occupied and 99% of dwellings are the households' main residence; the people of the community are evenly divided between the sexes and the age distribution of people over 11 years old is more uniform than might be expected. 8% of residents are aged between 11 and 17 years and 9% are aged 75 years or more. Children under 11 years old constitute 14% of the population.

The picture that emerges is of a community with a good mix. The parish is cut by two east-west lines of communication – the A259 and the Portsmouth to Brighton railway line; the Chidham peninsula extends southwards into Chichester Harbour and lies within an Area of Outstanding Beauty. The whole of the parish, with the exception of two Settlement Policy Areas, lies within the Rural Area, as defined in the Chichester District Local Plan. There are 705 households in the community, with a total population of about 1,800, including children; the population is concentrated in three areas. There is no single focal point in the community. Around 41 % of the households lie to the north of 49 % to the south; the parish is served by a railway halt and a half-hour bus service along the A259. There is a church, a village hall and a church centre. Facilities include a post office/shop, three inns, two riding stables, three caravan sites and three residential nursing homes; the closed garage/shop site presently supports a car wash, a picture framer and a used car lot.

Further employment is provided by arable farming, market gardening and orchards and a national concrete product manufacturer and several small rural busine