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La Plata

La Plata is the capital city of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. According to the 2001 census, it has a population of 765,378 and its metropolitan area has 899,523 inhabitants. La Plata was planned and developed to serve as the provincial capital after the city of Buenos Aires was federalized in 1880, it was founded by Governor Dardo Rocha on 19 November 1882. Its construction is documented in photographs by Tomás Bradley Sutton. La Plata was known as Ciudad Eva Perón between 1952 and 1955; the city is home to two important first division football teams: Estudiantes de La Plata and Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata. Rocha decided to erect a new city to host the provincial government institutions and a university, planned. Urban planner Pedro Benoit designed a city layout based on a rationalist conception of urban centers; the city has the shape of a square with a central park and two main diagonal avenues, north to south and east to west. In addition, there are numerous other shorter diagonal streets.

This design is copied in a self-similar manner in small blocks of six by six blocks in length. For every six blocks, there is square. Other than the diagonal streets, all streets are on a rectangular grid and are numbered consecutively. Thus, La Plata is nicknamed "la ciudad de las diagonales", it is called "la ciudad de los tilos", because of the large number of linden trees lining the many streets and squares. The linden tree is one of a number of deciduous Northern Hemisphere tree species which dominate La Plata's parks and streets. Palms and subtropical broadleaf evergreen trees are comparatively infrequent; the city design and its buildings are noted to possess a strong Freemason symbolism. This is said to be a consequence of both Benoit being Freemasons; the designs for the government buildings were chosen in an international architectural competition. Thus, the Governor Palace was designed by the City Hall by Germans, etc.. Electric street lighting was installed in 1884, was the first of its kind in Latin America.

The neo-Gothic cathedral of La Plata is the largest church in Argentina. The Teatro Argentino de La Plata is one of the most important opera houses in Argentina, second to the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires; the theatre was built on 51st and 53rd Avenue. It was opened on 19 November 1890, it was designed by Leopoldo Rochi in Renaissance style. The work was funded by the first inhabitants of La Plata, but as maintenance was expensive, it was donated to the Province of Buenos Aires. In the foyer, entering through the majestic doors, there was a beautiful white Carrara marble staircase. In the concert hall, hangs a huge chandelier with trimmings suspended from the ceiling; the easy chairs were tapestried in blue velveteen and the Bordeaux curtain was embroidered in gold. It had marvelous acoustics. In those years, the students of the Verdi Conservatory of Music performed in the theatre, their annual show of classical Spanish and folklore dances with the teachers Carmen de Toledo, Mrs Schubert and Nelly Rossotti respectively.

Surrounding the theatre was the "Peace Garden," containing flags and national flowers of several countries. People strolled and children played along its stony paths. However, fate decreed; this has been noted as one of the largest losses to La Plata's historical heritage. It was replaced by a new building, which houses the theatre's orchestra and ballet, boasting several halls; the Curutchet House is one of the two buildings by Le Corbusier built in the Americas. The University of La Plata was founded in 1897 and nationalized in 1905, it is well known for natural history museum. Ernesto Sabato graduated in Physics at this university. Doctor René Favaloro was another famous alumnus. During its early years, the university attracted a number of renowned intellectuals from the Spanish-speaking world, such as Dominican Pedro Henríquez Ureña. San Ponciano church is on the corner of 5th Streets, it was the first chapel in La Plata, inaugurated on 19 November 1883, the first anniversary of the foundation of the city.

The project belongs to Pedro Benoit, the designer of the city plan. Its neo-Gothic style has been well kept, the inner paintings are now being restored; the founder of the city, Dardo Rocha, named it "San Ponciano" in memory of Ponciano. St. Ponciano was born in Rome. In 230 he was elected as Bishop of Pope; because of the Christian persecution he was forced into exile to Sardinia Island. In 235 he resigned his position as pope because he did not want to leave the Church in a difficult situation during his absence, he was buried in the catacombs of Saint Callixtus among eight other Popes. Inside the church is the "Virgen de Luján" niche, moved here in 1904. Under Alvear's administration, Enrique Mosconi, the president of the state oil company Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales, created the La Plata distillery, at the time the tenth largest in the world. On 10 December 1945, in the Parish church of St. Francis of Assisi in this city, Juan Domingo Perón and Eva Duarte were married. In 1952 the city was renamed Ciudad Eva Perón, though its original name was restored in 1955.

Several daily newspapers are published there, the most prominent of, El Día. In October 1998, UNESCO approved the city's bid to gain recognition as a World Heritage site; the approv

Federico Crescentini

Federico Crescentini was a Sammarinese football Defender. He was international with his country in eight opportunities. Crescentini played in the Italian amateur leagues before moving to Sanmarinese side Tre Fiori in 2005, he made his debut for San Marino in a May 2002 friendly match against Estonia, coming on as a substitute for Giacomo Maiani. He earned his final cap against Ireland in November 2006, substituting Damiano Vannucci, he died while on holiday in Acapulco, Mexico when he tried to help a friend in trouble, but despite rescuing her, he drowned. He was the third footballer to drown in the course of a single week, after Juventus FC's youth players Riccardo Neri and Alessio Ferramosca drowned at the club's training ground. At the time of his death, he was 24, his funeral took place at MonteGiardino in San Marino. Federico Crescentini – FIFA competition record Federico Crescentini at National-Football-Teams.com

Law enforcement in Fiji

Fiji has a unified national police force, the Fiji Police, whose motto is Salus Populi meaning "Health of the People". The Fijian Commissioner of Police title had been held by Australian police officer Andrew Hughes since 2003 but after the 2006 takeover of the Government the post has been reserved for a local; the current Fijian Commissioner of Police is Brigadier Sitiveni Qiliho The Commissioner is appointed in accordance with the Constitution of Fiji, chapter 7, part 4, section 111. Section 111 establishes the office of Commissioner of Police; this official is appointed by the Constitutional Offices Commission, following consultation with the appropriate Cabinet Minister. The Commissioner of Police holds executive and administrative authority over the entire police force, is answerable only to the Minister in charge. Parliament may, make laws regulating the police force. Fiji has a single local police force, on Rabi Island. Official website of the Fiji Police Force

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is a 645-bed non-profit teaching hospital located in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, Illinois. Founded in 1897, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the sixth largest hospital in the Chicago area, it operates a Level I trauma center, it is home to Advocate Children's Hospital – Park Ridge, the only children's hospital in the greater north and northwest suburban region of Chicago. In the last year with available data, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital had 29,025 admissions, 62,544 emergency department visits, its surgeons performed 6,728 inpatient and 12,431 outpatient surgeries; the hospital is gold certified by the Leadership in Environmental Design. The inpatient rehabilitation program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities; the echocardiogram lab is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. ALGH operates a number of residency programs, which train newly graduated physicians in various specialties and sub-specialties.

The hospital is associated with the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University. The hospital opened in 1897 as Norwegian Lutheran Deaconess Hospital, with 25 beds; the hospital operated in rented building located at Artesian Avenue and LeMoyne Street in the Humboldt Park neighborhood for five years. In 1902, a new building was constructed at Leavitt Street. Lutheran Deaconess Hospital grew at this location, with the addition of medical wings, including a 215-bed west wing, a nursing school. In 1969, with an excess of hospital services within walking distance, Lutheran Deaconess Hospital closed. Operations and staff were transitioned to the newly established Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Lutheran General Hospital opened at its current location in Park Ridge in 1959; the 326-bed hospital building was constructed at a cost of $7.6 million, included a nursing school. In 1969, the hospital opened a 73-bed alcohol rehabilitation center.

In 1976, LGH established a residency training program for internal medicine. In 1980, the Parkside Professional Building opened, the hospital integrated into a network of health and human services organizations with more than 75 locations, adopting the name Lutheran General HealthSystem. In 1986, LGH obtained its first MRI imaging machine, the hospital was designated a level 1 trauma center. In 1987, Lutheran General merged with Augustana Hospital. In 1992, the hospital opened a new center for adults with down syndrome. In 1995, the hospital's parent organization merged with Evangelical Health Systems Corporation to create Advocate Health Care; the same year, the hospital opened the Genesis Clinic of Health and Empowerment, a community health for local Hispanic residents. In 1996, the hospital opened a new helipad on a 2,115-square-foot landing deck at a cost of $900,000; the same year, in 1996, LGH opened the Center for Advanced Care, a 54,500 square foot building at a cost of $27.1 million. In 2003, in partnership with Maine Township High School District 207 and Advocate Medical Group, LGH established a school based clinic at its neighboring Maine East High School.

The same year, ALGH opened a $25 million surgical expansion unit for minimally invasive surgery. In 2005, ALGH was recognized as a magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center; the same year, the hospital received state regulatory approval for the construction of a new eight-story, 192-bed patient care tower, completed in 2009 at a cost of $200 million. The tower is LEED certified to gold designation. In 2011, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital began offering cyberknife surgeries with its Illinois CyberKnife; the facility uses CyberKnife technology to treat benign tumors non-surgically. Illinois CyberKnife established The Brain and Spine Tumor Clinic with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. In 2011, the hospital started a donor breast milk program, using breast milk from the Indiana Mother's Milk Bank, it was the first breast bank in the Chicago area. In 2012, the hospital was recognized by Chicago Magazine as a top Chicago area hospital, was ranked 7th in Illinois by U. S. News & World Report.

A new emergency department, operating suites and loading dock are being built, as a part of a $40 million expansion project expected to be completed in spring 2015. In 2019, a nine bed neurology intensive care unit was built. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital operates a bone marrow transplant program. Lutheran General Hospital was the first hospital in the Midwest to offer 3-D mammography. ALGH is certified as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the American Association of Gynecology Laparoscopist. ALGH operates two cystic fibrosis care centers; the hospital operates specialized down syndrome centers, for adults and children with downs syndrome. The hospital is certified by the Leadership in Environmental Design to the gold standard. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is part of Downers Grove-based Advocate Health Care, the largest health care provider in Illinois and the largest accountable care organization in the US. With more than 25,000 employees and 4,600 affiliated physicians, Advocate Health Care operates 10 acute care hospitals, including two children's hospitals and a specialty hospital for extended care needs, three large medical groups, comprehensive home health and hospice services.

Advocate Health Care is a not-for-profit, faith-based organization related to both the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital operates a number of res

Moses bar Kepha

Moses bar Kepha or Moses bar Cephas was a writer and one of the most celebrated bishops of the Syriac Orthodox Church of the ninth century. A biography of him, written by an anonymous Syriac writer, is preserved in one of the Vatican manuscripts, extracts from which are given by Asemani in his Bibliotheca Orientalis, he was a monk and afterwards became bishop of three cities, Beth-Ramman, Beth-Kionaya and Mosul on the Tigris, assuming the name of Severus. For ten years he was the patriarchal periodeutes, or visitor, of the Diocese of Tagrit where he acquired a great fame and reputation, he was buried in the monastery of St. Sergius, situated on the Tigris, near his native city. A Commentary on the Old and New Testaments quoted by Bar Hebraeus, most of it still extant in manuscript form. A treatise on the soul, in forty chapters, with a supplementary essay on the utility of offering prayers and sacrifices for the dead. A Tractatus de sectis, or, Liber disputationum adversus haereses, his other works comprise discourses, a commentary on the writings of St Gregory of Nazianzus.

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed.. "Moses Bar-Kepha". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. James F. Coakley, "Mushe bar Kipho", in Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay. Peshitta in the Encyclopædia Britannica Classical Syriac Manuscripts at Yale University: A Checklist in HUGOYE: JOURNAL OF SYRIAC STUDIES

Circuit de Cadours

The Circuit de Cadours was a race track located in the southwest of France, in the Tarn-et-Garonne département. Cadours is now part of the Toulouse city district. At the time of the start of the race-track and more its 600 inhabitants have demonstrated their capability to organise important events, "first flight event" in the 1920, air shows horse races and cycle races, before World War II. An inhabitant from Cadours, surrounded by his friends, decided to establish an automobile event, his name: Louis Arrivet, he owned a car repair shop in the middle of the village. He was a fan of nice pieces of machinery of nice mechanic, he owned a Bugatti 47. He was an engine tuning specialist and his skills were well known beyond the limits of the county, his address book was impressive, it included a range of sports car enthusiasts which will allow him to bring together, with the help of a newly appointed organizing committee, for a first event called "Cadours Stop and Go" about 20 competitors. The committee included Mr Gabrielle as secretary and Mr Arrivet.

They went to the "Laguepie" race track in the nearby département to pick some good ideas. They decided to pick the triangle formed by the D29, D89 and D41, all secondary tortuous roads to form the Cadours Circuit or race-track, located just outside the village of Cadours, some bales of straw would prevent major crashes while few wood barracks would become the pits. On September 18, 1948 about twenty cars had registered for the event, with René Mauriès on Simca Gordini, Michel Lecerf on Simca Deho, Roger Armichen on Simca, Robert Galy on Galy Spéciale and Émile Py on Py; the race was won by René Mauriès, from Albi, for this first event, at the average speed of 121.97 km/h on this 4,015 m race track. For the 1949 season and his crew achieved Grand-Prix status for the event, the Grand-Prix of Cadours by the French Automobile Club in the Voiturette/Formula 2 category; the event was launched and became an International Grand-Prix event in the following years, where big shots will come at the end of the racing season to harvest a couple of missing points to ensure a proper ranking or would come to finish adjustments of their next season's race cars.

The first Grand Prix de Cadours was raced on 18 September 1949, in front of more than 3000 spectators. It was a success. Gerbout, from Paris, won the race. In 1950, the committee decided to meet with reputable competitors assembled at a nearby event on the Lespare race track, near Bordeaux, where a Formula 2 challenge is organized to push them to come to race in Cadours, it is a success. The start line will witness people like Aldo Gordini, René Bonnet, Élie Bayol, Marcel Balsa, René Simone, Harry Schell and Raymond Sommer. A motorcycle event is organized in conjunction with the race car event, improving further the recognition of the event and the race track; this second Grand Prix, in 1950, was bereaved by the accidental death of Raymond Sommer, killed by the failure of the steering mechanism of his Cooper T12-Jap. The resulting crash was fatal. On September 9, 1951, the following year, before the start of the third'Grand Prix de Cadours', a monument sculpted by Lucien Passey, to the memory of Raymond Sommer was unveiled.

This monument was funded by people's money collection. A second identical monument was set in Mouzon, in the French Ardennes, the village where Sommer was born; the following year, on June 2, 1952, Juan Manuel Fangio came to Cadours to honor his late friend, in the name of the Argentine people. In 1955, most of the race car events were cancelled because of the Le Mans accident. Drastic safety measures were set in place. Most would lead to too expensive investment. At this time several events died, it became the beginning of the end of the "Circuit de Cadours-Laréole" as for several other in Frane and in Europe. In 1957, a sports car category event was organised, it was won by André Loens. The two last events will happen in the "Formula Junior" category defined; the last racing event was won by Jo Siffert. In 1958, Keith Campbell, world 350 cc champion, was leading the 500 cc race when he failed to round a bend known as Cox’s Corner and was killed instantly. According to a newspaper report, in trials he had beaten all records for the circuit, lapping at 71.5 miles an hour.

Every two years since 1998, the event is organized to gather owners and fans of oldtimers on a race track organised for this purpose. Cadours city website