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La Flèche Wallonne

La Flèche Wallonne is a major men's professional cycle road race held in April each year in Wallonia, Belgium. The first of two Belgian Ardennes classics, La Flèche Wallonne is today held mid-week between the Amstel Gold Race and Liège–Bastogne–Liège. At one time, La Flèche Wallonne and Liège–Bastogne–Liège were run on successive days as "Le Weekend Ardennais". Only seven riders have achieved the "Ardennes double" by winning both races in the same year: Alejandro Valverde three times, Ferdi Kubler twice, Stan Ockers, Eddy Merckx, Moreno Argentin Davide Rebellin and Philippe Gilbert. La Flèche Wallonne was created to boost the sales of a newspaper Les Sports during the 1930s and was first run in 1936. While not as revered as one of the Classic'Monuments', the race is regarded as a Classic, featured on the UCI Road World Cup and UCI ProTour, it became part of the UCI World Ranking calendar in 2009. Like many cycle race events, the course has altered over the years, both in route and length; the event was first run on roads from Tournai to Liège.

From 1948, the race started at Charleroi. Some years have seen the event finish in the same place: Verviers or Huy. From 1986, the race finished in Huy. Since 1990, the race distance has not exceeded 210 km. Today, the 199.5 km event starts in Charleroi and heads east to Huy, where the riders do three laps of a tough circuit including the steep Mur de Huy climb, with several sections steeper than 15% and up to 26% on one section. The finish is at the top of the Mur after the third ascent. Alejandro Valverde has won the race a record five times. Four riders have won the race three times, two of them Belgians, two Italians. Indeed, Belgian riders dominated the early years of the event, winning the first 11 editions of the race, less than half of the editions in total. Italians have won the event 18 times. Riders in italics are still active Official website La Flèche Wallonne palmares at Cycling Archives

Renée Houston

Renée Houston was a Scottish comedy actress and revue artist who appeared in television and film roles. Born in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, as Katherina Houston Gribbin she toured music halls and revues with her sister Billie Houston as the "Houston Sisters". In 1926, the sisters made the script of which Renée had written, it was produced by Lee De Forest, whose process, enabled a soundtrack to be played alongside the film. Houston married three times, the second was to the actor the brother of Brian Aherne, her third husband was the actor Donald Stewart. In her years, she specialised in "battleaxe" roles, notably as shop steward Vic Spanner's formidable mother in Carry On at Your Convenience, she worked for director Roman Polanski in Repulsion and Cul-de-sac. She published her autobiography in 1974, entitled Don't Fence Me In. Houston was in early episodes of radio's The Clitheroe Kid, playing his Scottish mother in half a dozen 1958 broadcasts, was a regular guest on radio panel show Petticoat Line chaired by Anona Winn.

She died in London at the age of 77 on 9 February 1980. Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies HarperCollins ISBN 0-06-093507-3 Renée Houston: Spirit of the Irresistibles by Miranda Brooke Tempest Time ISBN 978-1-5262-0636-7 Renée Houston on IMDb

Class of 1923 Arena

The Class of 1923 Arena is the skating rink of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1968, alumni from the Class of 1923 formed the group "Friends of Pennsylvania Hockey," led by Howard Butcher, III. Butcher himself donated over $3 million for the creation of the facility, along with John Cleveland and Bill R. Wise, organized the largest class donation in the history of the university; the arena was named after the class to commemorate its generosity. The arena is located in the eastern part of Penn's campus in the University City section of Philadelphia, it can seat nearly 3,000 people. The building, designed by Robert C. McMillian Associates, was constructed of poured concrete and is supported by four 22-foot concrete columns; the lower concourse includes locker rooms for the university's teams, food services, the "Quaker Room", which overlooks the rink. The ice surface; the upper concourse includes restrooms and old concession stands that are no longer in use, with entrances on Walnut Street. The Class of 1923 Arena is the second-largest collegiate hockey venue in Pennsylvania, after Penn State's Pegula Ice Arena.

While best known for the skating rink, in the arena during the regular hockey season, throughout the rest of the year the ice is removed and the arena is used for other events, such as Wharton's Fight Night or Roller Derby. The arena has hosted a variety of teams. In ice hockey, it most notably hosted the Penn varsity men's team from the arena's opening until the school dropped varsity hockey after the 1977–78 season, has hosted the school's club-level men's and women's teams since, it has hosted club hockey teams from other Philadelphia-area schools, has hosted practices and exhibition games for the Philadelphia Flyers. In roller hockey, it has hosted the Philadelphia Bulldogs professional team; the arena regularly hosts teams from the National Hockey League, when the teams don't have time to travel home for their regular morning skate. The arena is the home of the Philadelphia Fiesta Ice Hockey Club, a men's travel tournament team who were the CanAm Cup gold medal champions in 2001, 2003 and 2005.

Prince and The Revolution performed a concert on November 1982 during the "1999" tour. The opening acts included. In 2016, the arena was home to the Philadelphia Yellow Jackets of American Indoor Football. However, on May 11, 2016, the university voided their contract with the Yellow Jackets due to a lack of payment; this led to the cancellation of the Yellow Jackets' last three home games. Class of 1923 Arena official website

Questions About Behavior Function

The Questions About Behavior Function measure is a used indirect assessment tool designed to assist mental health practitioners in assessing the function of maladaptive behaviors in individuals diagnosed with a developmental disability. It was co-developed by Johnny Matson; the measure a reporter-based instrument, which relies on information from raters who are familiar with the individual being assessed. As such and caregivers are asked to provide pertinent information; the measure consists of 25 items, each of which ask a question about an individual's behavior and require the rater to respond on a Likert-type rating scale. On the basis of the 25 items, the QABF produces scores in 5 distinct categories: Attention, Physical and Nonsocial; the QABF is viewed to have good psychometric properties. Convergent validity between the QABF and the Motivation Assessment Scale appears to be strongest, while convergent validity with analogue functional analyses appears to be lower than expected. Research suggests that since many behaviors may be contingent on multiple factors, measures such as the Functional Assessment for Multiple Causality may be better measures of behavioral function than the QABF

Chinatown, My Chinatown (film)

Chinatown, My Chinatown is a 1929 animated short film, presented by Max Fleischer and directed by Dave Fleischer. The film, released by Paramount, features a sing-along version of the song "Chinatown, My Chinatown", a song, published in 1910; the film features Chinese caricatures, whose doings are stereotypical Chinese, such as eating Chinese food and ironing a shirt, as it was common for laundromats to be run by Chinese immigrants at that time. Copyright on 2 August 1929 and released on the 29nd, the film is part of "follow the bouncing ball" series entitled Screen Songs; these films would instruct the audience to sing that said-song. The film opens, to two Chinese caricatures. One of them is eating Chinese food with chopsticks, the other one is ironing a shirt next to him; the ironer, whilst trying to test the heat of the iron, drops the shirt into the eater's bowl. The eater comically eats the shirt. Once the ironer notices the shirt's disappearance and investigates the eater about it, he spits out a button.

This angers the ironer. This angers the eater, who hits his chopsticks at the ironer's head; this starts a fight between the two of them, with both of them comically using their pointy hats as swords. This ends with the eater's hat being damaged; however this does not stop him for stabbing the ironer in the buttocks. This makes the ironer cry out a Chinese letter, which morphs into the bouncing ball, used in the Screen Songs to help the audience keep up with the song. An unnamed man invites the audience, through broken English and a Chinese accent, to sing-along and follow the bouncing ball; however he comically warns the audience that if they do not sing they will not wash their clothes. The song sung is "Chinatown, My Chinatown", played with Chinese instruments, such as a gong, struck several times during the song. There are animated footage where other caricatures perform actions according to the lyrics which are played during the song; the last section of the song features a Chinese man in place of the bouncing ball, by jumping on the lyrics.

The lyrics comically lead him to his clothes-line, the film ends with him drawing his clothes-line to his house. In the film, there are numerous Chinese caricatures; the main two, featured in the first half of the film, speak nonsense words, meant to parody Mandarin, they fight near the end of the first half. The other caricatures, who are featured in the second half of the film, or the sing-along section, perform actions according to the lyrics, attempt to attack the person, acting as the bouncing ball near the end of the film. Chinatown, My Chinatown was well received by The Film Daily. Reviewed as Chinatown, the magazine said the film was a "corking piece of entertainment" and said the film was "Great fun". Chinatown, My Chinatown on YouTube Chinatown, My Chinatown on IMDb

Technological University of the Philippines – Visayas

The Technological University of the Philippines - Visayas was established in 1977 as one of the three prototype technician institutes/projects of the National Government. TUP-Visayas was known as the Visayas Technician Institute. In 1978, the Philippine College of Arts and Trades in Manila was converted into the Technological University of the Philippines and was designated as the apex of technology education. Accordingly, the VTI was placed under the management of the TUP. In 1985, the VTI was renamed into the Technological University of the Philippines – Visayas. Today, the TUP-Visayas is one of the top providers of engineering education in the country, producing top notchers in the Professional Licensure Examination given by the Professional Regulation Commission. Graduate Program Master of Technology Baccalaureate Programs Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Pre-Baccalaureate Programs Diploma in Automotive Engineering Technology Diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology Diploma in Computer Engineering Technology Diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Technology https://web.archive.org/web/20120314205422/http://www.tup.edu.ph/page.php?id=campuses http://www.tup.edu.ph https://web.archive.org/web/20120426192644/http://www.tupvisayas.edu.ph/