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Jacques Charon

Jacques Charon was a French actor and film director. Born in Paris, Charon trained at the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique and made his début at the Comédie-Française in 1941. During his time there which lasted until his death, he played over 150 roles in the classical and modern repertoire. Charon directed the 1968 feature film A Flea in Her Ear and the 1973 television movie Monsieur Pompadour, he played Spalanzani in the complete recording of The Tales of Hoffmann. Charon is buried in the Cimetière de Montmartre. Colonel Chabert Jericho The Royalists The Paris Waltz Le Dindon The Red Inn Dakota 308 Little Jacques Les Intrigantes Jacques Charon on IMDb

Don Lucia

Don Lucia is the former head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's hockey team. He has twice led the Golden Gophers to the NCAA National Championship title, in 2002 and 2003. Under Lucia, the Golden Gophers have won four MacNaughton Cups, the Broadmoor Trophy three times, the Big Ten regular season championship in each of that league's first four seasons, he has coached Jordan Leopold. He is one of 10 coaches to record more than 600 NCAA men's ice hockey wins, one of four to win national titles in consecutive years. Lucia graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1981, where he played defense for the school's hockey team, he is married to his wife Joyce. Lucia has two sons. Tony Lucia, playing in the American Hockey League with the Worcester Sharks, was selected in the 6th round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks. During the 2008–2009 season, Lucia was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, but only missed four games while battling the autoimmune disease; this illness, combined with a growing number of college hockey players taking their talents to the NHL, led Lucia's Gophers to a 17–18–2 record during the 2009–2010 season.

That season was Lucia's only year with a losing record with the Gophers, his first since coaching Alaska-Fairbanks in the 1991–1992 season. The Gophers returned to the top of the WCHA, winning back-to-back conference titles in 2012 and 2013. In the summer of 2013 Minnesota joined with 5 other schools to form the Big Ten's ice hockey division; the gophers won the inaugural regular season title and advanced all the way to the National Championship game where they fell to Union. Lucia won the first 4 Big Ten titles, but could only garner 1 conference tournament championship and despite the success in the Big Ten, Minnesota was not considered a contender for the NCAA title most years. Minnesota finished 5th in 2018 and with many of the fans unhappy with the direction of the program, Lucia resigned after 19 years behind the bench. List of college men's ice hockey coaches with 400 wins Minnesota bio

Engineers Without Borders (New Zealand)

Engineers Without Borders New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation based in New Zealand who champion humanitarian engineering as a means to improve community well-being and alleviate poverty in all its forms. The organisation is member-based and incorporates several chapters of professional engineers, in Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch as well as two student chapters, from the University of Canterbury and the University of Auckland; the organisation was founded in early 2008 from the merging of several student groups based at the University of Auckland and the University of Canterbury with similar goals of community development. The foundations of EWBNZ were laid in 2006 when a group of eight engineering students called PULSE, led by student Holly Corbett and engineer Craig Omundsen, undertook a water scheme design for World Vision in Vanuatu; the PULSE group completed an assessment programme of village-managed water schemes in Samoa in 2007. These trips inspired, their work in Samoa included collaboration with the local community to install water tanks, design and construct a new wharf.

These two groups, based in Auckland, merged along with a group from the University of Canterbury, led by student Sofian Irsheid, to come under the name "Engineers Without Borders New Zealand". "Engineers Without Borders" is a well recognised name, adopted by similar organisations in Australia and worldwide. EWBNZ works to make a difference for communities within New Zealand and the South Pacific by: Partnerships: Working in partnership with communities to address a lack of access to basic human needs such as clean water and hygiene, basic infrastructure, waste systems, information communication technology and engineering education. Education: Educating and training New Zealand students and the wider community on issues including sustainable development, appropriate technology and the power of humanitarian engineering. Network: Leading a movement of like-minded people with strong values and a passion for humanitarian engineering within New Zealand and overseas. EWBNZ is a registered charitable trust.

Engineers Without Borders has a number of chapters throughout New Zealand. Auckland University Chapter The EWBNZ University of Auckland chapter works to achieve the EWB Mission with a combination of projects and awareness programmes. Since the beginning of 2008, they have engaged in projects in Vanuatu. University of Canterbury Chapter The University of Canterbury chapter was established in 2008, is based at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch. Professional Chapter The professional chapter was established in late 2008 with a core working group organising a committee and formulating the chapter goals; the chapter was formally launched on 11 March 2009. It is different from the university chapters in that its base is professionals, who range from graduates to chartered professional engineers with several years of experience. With this broad range of expertise the chapter is able to apply its members to a wide range of engineering work; the EWB in-schools programme works to educate school students on issues facing humanity and develop and interest in engineering and sustainable development.

Volunteers partner with local schools and are able to come into classrooms to run workshops with students. The EWB Design Challenge is a competition run annually at universities nationwide, including the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, University of Canterbury and Massey University focusing on fostering an appreciation of real problems faced by communities by providing real-world situations, it is run as a part of a first year Engineering Design paper, involves all first year students. Since 2009, it has been run in conjunction with EWB Australia's Design Challenge and has focused on communities within places such as the Mekong Delta in Vietnam and the Gorkha District in Nepal. Engineers Without Borders Humanitarian engineering Transition engineering Sustainable engineering Engineers Without Borders

United States Trade and Development Agency

The U. S. Trade and Development Agency is an independent agency of the United States government, formed in 1992 to advance economic development and U. S. commercial interests in developing and middle income countries. The U. S. Trade and Development Agency was created under the Jobs Through Exports Act of 1992 to “promote United States private sector participation in development projects in developing and middle-income countries” and to “provide opportunities for the use of United States exports.” With these Congressional mandates, USTDA’s dual mission is unique among foreign assistance agencies: while the Agency promotes outcomes in infrastructure and economic development, it is mandated to help create American jobs through exports. USTDA’s roots date to the 1970’s, when the Agency for International Development coordinated a government-wide “Reimbursable Development Program” to provide foreign countries continued access to U. S. development advice, U. S. technical assistance, U. S. equipment, U.

S. technology “even after they have reached the stage where they no longer need to rely on concessional financing for their further development.” Though well-intentioned, RDP became lost in USAID’s mission and culture of international economic and humanitarian assistance. The Congressional Research Service described the problem as follows: “…AID’s expenditures for activities linking U. S. business to development in 1976 and 1977 fell to only about $1 million annually. By the end of the 1970’s, there was a growing sense in Congress that the U. S. private sector should be more active in development programs. In 1978, Congress directed AID to increase emphasis on U. S. private sector involvement in development assistance.” In 1980 and 1981, USAID and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation were linked in the International Development Cooperation Agency – an “umbrella agency tasked with coordinating U. S. development assistance programs.” RDP was carved out as a “separate part” of IDCA and re-named the Trade and Development Program to “further underscore the link between private sector and U.

S. development activities.” Congress codified these actions in 1981. In 1988, in the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act, Congress again reaffirmed its support of the TDP and its dual missions by making the program a separate component agency within the IDCA, headed by a Presidential appointee; the complete separation from USAID was underscored by transferring to TDP a tied aid credits program earlier administered by USAID, meant to assist U. S. companies competing against subsidized foreign competition. Congress made clear its intention that “The Trade and Development Program should serve as the primary Federal agency to provide information to persons in the private sector concerning trade and development and export promotion related to bilateral development projects.” The 1992 Jobs Through Exports Act renamed TDP as the Trade and Development Agency and revised and expanded its mission and authorities. In taking these actions, Congress described USTDA as “one of the most successful government export promotion programs,” and increased USTDA’s budget authorization, saying “By increasing the amount of funding available, is not only demonstrating its support for the program, but acknowledging the increased need for its services.”

USTDA’s independence and special character were again reaffirmed when Congress said it “would expect that the increase in TDA’s authorization will discourage attempts by other agencies and departments within the executive branch to duplicate the work of the TDA.” USTDA’s charter has not changed much since its establishment in 1992, with the exception of a 1999 Congressional designation of energy, telecommunications and environment as “special emphasis…economic sectors with significant United States export potential”. The agency's legal basis is section 661 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. USTDA's mission is to “promote economic growth in developing and middle income countries, while helping American businesses to export their products and services, thereby creating U. S. jobs”. USTDA's programs are designed to help countries establish a favorable trading environment and a modern infrastructure that promotes sustainable economic development. According to USTDA, the agency's development assistance has always involved building partnerships between U.

S. companies and overseas project sponsors to bring proven private-sector solutions to developmental challenges. As part of its programs, USTDA funds various forms of technical assistance, early investment analysis, orientation visits, business workshops in the areas of trade capacity building and sector development, project definition and investment analysis. USTDA works with other federal agencies to advance host country development objectives, but unlike U. S. Agency for International Development, USTDA gives preference to projects that promote the export of U. S. goods and services. Most USTDA projects are located in Africa, Latin America, Asia; the agency's activities span a wide variety of sectors, although projects in the transportation and energy and power sectors account for 43% of the funding in 2008. In 2008, USTDA obligated over a total of $46 million in support of projects in 66 host counties around the world, including 67 technical assistance activities, 41 feasibility studies, 24 orientation visits.

In 2010, President Barack Obama signed an executive order, the National Export Initiative, in an attempt to double the amount of US exports through 2015. To support this project, the USTDA launched the International Business Partnership Program, a program that helped connect American manufacturers with inte

DeLand High School

DeLand High School is a public high school in DeLand, established in 1922, with an enrollment of 3,616 students, a student/teacher ratio of 16.5, a graduation rate above 90%. DeLand High School has been an International Baccalaureate high school since the 1990s; the program is a rigorous academic program that prepares its students for college with the development of an international outlook. DeLand High School hosts an Engineering Program where students take specific courses to train in the Engineering field; this academy includes AP courses in physics, principles of technology and mechanical Engineering as well as a manufacturing-based engineering courses. The Academy emphasizes on math, science and communication skills while giving students experiences with problem solving, logical sequencing, presentation skills and organizational skills. DeLand High School built a brand new facility for the Construction Academy that opened for the 2007 school year. Students will be able to learn the concepts of construction.

The academy provides an after school club open to all students who want to learn more about construction. This club, FCCMA, strives to teach students the importance of teamwork and community service as well as carpentry and proper safety precautions. DeLand High School's athletic teams are known as the Bulldogs; the school colors are gold. The following varsity sports are offered at DeLand: On May 2, 1997, a DeLand High School teacher and coach, while teaching a class, pulled out a starting pistol and pointed it at a 15-year-old student after the boy talked back to him; the teacher was placed on leave. He resigned several weeks later; the State Attorney's Office decided not to file charges against the teacher, saying that the modified pistol does not fit the state's legal definition of a firearm. He was cleared to return to teaching a year after the incident. In May 2002, 12 students super-glued stolen beehives within the school and glued a large number of classroom and building doors shut; the school prank resulted in the release of a swarm of 80,000 bees.

The students were suspended and sentenced to perform community service. This prank was the first to air on MTV's show High School Stories: Scandals, Pranks & Controversies receiving an hour-long special. Terence Trent D'Arby, singer–songwriter, now known as Sananda Maitreya. Was member of the chorus. Tra Thomas, former professional football player, Offensive Tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles. Vincent Martella and singer. Known for his role as Greg Wuliger on Everybody Hates Chris, for the voice of Phineas Flynn in Phineas and Ferb. Luke Scott, Major League Baseball, former outfielder and designated hitter. Bridgette Gordon, member of the 1988 US Olympic gold medal women's basketball team. Nancy Benoit, former professional wrestling valet and wife of Chris Benoit. Gary Glover, Major League Baseball, former pitcher who last played for the Miami Marlins organization Mike Gillislee, former Running Back for the Florida Gators football team, Running Back for the New Orleans Saints Luke Weaver, Major League Baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals.

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