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Latina (magazine)

Latina was an American lifestyle, entertainment and fashion magazine for bilingual Hispanic women published in English by Latina Media Ventures. In May 2010, Latina Media Ventures named editorial director Galina Espinoza and publisher Lauren Michaels co-presidents of the company. Latina was named to Adweek's "Hot List" in 2000 and 2001 and named Best Magazine by Advertising Age in 2000. Latina was founded in 1996 by Christy Haubegger under Latina Publications, LLC. Haubegger a 28-year-old Stanford Law School graduate; the first issue featured Jennifer Lopez on the cover. In 2000, the company changed its name to Latina Media Ventures, LLC. Haubegger now works at Creative Artists Agency and remains a member of the board for Latina Media Ventures; the magazine had an audience of 3 million and was named Best Magazine by Advertising Age in 2000. The magazine's covers featured prominent Latinas like Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lopez, Paulina Rubio, Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes, Christina Aguilera, Naya Rivera, America Ferrera and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

The November 2015 issue featured girl group Fifth Harmony, whose three out of five members are Latinas, marking the first time two non-Latinas were featured on the cover of the magazine. Latina Media Ventures faced accusations in 2017 of not paying its staff in nearly a month; this year the publisher laid-off six of its thirty employees, was behind its production schedule, had its account frozen by Citibank. In 2018 amidst payroll problems, Robyn Moreno co-president of Latina Media Ventures resigned. People en Español Hispanic Dolores Prida Official website "Check Out Naya Rivera on Latina Magazine's May 2012 Cover!". April 3, 2012. "Fifth Harmony for Latina Magazine, November 2015 Cover."

Wolfgang Pichler

Wolfgang Pichler is a German biathlon and cross-country skiing coach. Wolfgang Pichler trained Magdalena Forsberg, won with her six World Biathlon Championships and six Biathlon World Cup titles. After her retirement, Pichler coached the Swedish biathlon team, both men and women, guiding the likes of Helena Ekholm, Anna-Carin Olofsson and Björn Ferry to Olympic and World Championship medals, he coached Sweden at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin successfully. Olofsson won the silver medal in sprint behind Kati Wilhelm, she won a gold medal in mass start, the first for Sweden since 1960. Pichler coached the Russian female biathlon team in the season 2011/2012. After acting as a consultant to the Swedish biathlon team in the 2014-15 season, in April 2015 the Swedish Biathlon Federation announced that Pichler had been re-appointed as the team's head coach. During this spell with the team he guided Hanna Öberg and Sebastian Samuelsson to Olympic and World Championship medals. In addition at this time he coached British biathlete Amanda Lightfoot.

Wolfgang's brother, Claus Pichler, is a Social Democratic politician, elected mayor of the brothers' home town of Ruhpolding. Walter Pichler, a fellow coach and former biathlete who took a bronze medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics, is a cousin of the brothers. In January 2019, he announced he would resign from the position as Swedish national team coach following the 2018–2019 season

Rusumo, Rwanda

Rusumo, is a town in Kirehe District in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. Rusumo is located in the southern part of Eastern Province, at the international border with Tanzania 83 kilometres, southeast of Rwamagana, the location of the provincial headquarters; this is 136 kilometres, by road, southeast of Kigali, the capital and largest city in Rwanda. The coordinates of the town are:2°22'50.0"S, 30°46'38.0"E. Rusumo is a border town, sitting at the border with neighboring Tanzania. In January 2015, the completed one-stop border post was opened to the public. Customs and immigration officials from both countries clear travelers once, in the country they are exiting; this cuts down on time spent at the border and allows from more travelers to be processed, with less hassle. The border post was jointly commissioned by the presidents of both countries on Wednesday, 6 April 2016. Rusumo lies west of Rusumo Falls, on the Kagera River, near the site where the proposed Rusumo Hydroelectric Power Station is under construction

C. H. D. Buys Ballot

Christophorus Henricus Diedericus Buys Ballot was a Dutch chemist and meteorologist after whom Buys Ballot's law and the Buys Ballot table are named. He was first chairman of the International Meteorological Organization, the organization that would become the World Meteorological Organization. Buys Ballot was the son of a Dutch Reformed minister, born in Netherlands, he attended the Hogeschool of Utrecht. After receiving his doctorate in 1844, he became lecturer in geology at Utrecht. In 1847 he was appointed professor of mathematics and from 1867 until his retirement he was professor of physics. Buys Ballot tested the Doppler effect for sound waves in 1845 by using a group of musicians playing a calibrated note on a train in the Utrecht-Amsterdam line, he died in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Buys Ballot is best known for his accomplishments in the field of meteorology the explanation of the direction of air flow in large weather systems. Furthermore, he founded the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute in 1854 and he remained its chief director until his death.

He was one of the first to see the need for international cooperation, in 1873 became the first chairman of the International Meteorological Organization, a precursor of the World Meteorological Organization. Buys Ballot's law states that if a person in the Northern Hemisphere stands with his back to the wind, the atmospheric pressure is low to the left, high to the right, his main research effort in meteorology went into examining long-time series for regularities. He made no contributions to the theory of meteorology, surprising given his training in physics; the contrast with his American contemporary, William Ferrel, who discovered Buys-Ballot's law earlier, is striking. Buys Ballot devised a tabular method for investigating periodicity in time series. In 1847 he used the table now named after him to determine the period of the sun's rotation from daily observations of temperature in the Netherlands from 1729 to 1846. Buys Ballot became member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1855.

Among his students was the prominent Dutch astronomer Jacobus Kapteyn. In 1971 the lunar crater Buys-Ballot was named in his honor. Harold L. Burstyn "Buys Ballot, Christoph Hendrik Diederik" Dictionary of Scientific Biography volume 1, p. 628, New York: Scribners 1973. E. van Everdingen C. H. D. Buys Ballot 1817-1890 The Hague 1953. O. B. Sheynin On the History of the Statistical Method in Meteorology, Archive for the History of the Exact Sciences, 31, 53-95. J. L. Klein Statistical Visions in Time, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1997. Houdas, Y.. "". Annales de cardiologie et d'angéiologie. 40: 209–13. PMID 2053764. Jonkman, E. J.. "Doppler research in the nineteenth century". Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. 6: 1–5. Doi:10.1016/0301-562990056-3. PMID 6989075. M. Buys-Ballot, "Note sur le rapport de l'intensite et de la direction du vent avec les ecarts simultanes du barometre", Comptes Rendus, Vol. 45, pp. 765–768

Michel Spiro

Michel Spiro, born on 24 February 1946 in Roanne, is a French physicist. Michel Spiro attended the high school Jean-Puy de Roanne. Spiro obtained the baccalauréat in 1963 with a specialisation in elementary mathematics. After this, he attended the school Lycée Louis-le-Grand to prepare his entry exam at the École polytechnique, he completed his graduate studies in theoretical physics in 1969. He joined the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission in 1970 as an engineer, he was promoted to the position of director of the Particle Physics Section of the Department of Astrophysics, Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Associated Instrumentation in 1991 and led the section until 1999. He became chargé de mission of the CEA and assistant scientific director in Centre national de la recherche scientifique, responsible for astroparticle physics and neutrinos, he took over the leadership of DAPNIA in 2002. From 2003 to 2010 he was appointed director of Institut national de physique nucléaire et de physique des particules in CNRS.

Spiro obtained his PhD from University of Paris-Sud, Orsay in 1976. His early research in particle physics led him, as a member of the UA1 experiment, to participate in the discovery of the intermediate bosons W and Z, he turned to study particles from the cosmos by participating in the GALLEX solar neutrino detection experiment. He became the spokesperson of the microlensing search experiment EROS. From 1983 to 1999, Professor Spiro lectured quantum mechanics stellar equilibrium and evolution and energy and environment at the École Polytechnique. From 2010–2013 he was President of CERN Council, his presidency overlapped with the start of LHC physics. Since Spiro helds the position as research director emeritus at the CEA. Michel Spiro was president of the French Physical Society from 2016–2017 and president-elect for International Union of Pure and Applied Physics as of 2018. In October 2019 Spiro was asked to replace IUPAP president Kennedy J. Reed who wanted to step down for personal reasons.

Legion of Honour National Order of Merit 1983: Joliot-Curie Prize of the French Physical Society 1985: Thibaud Prize of the Academy of Lyon 1995: Philip Morris Research Prize shared with M. Cribier and D. Vignaud for solar neutrinos 1999: Félix Robin Prize of the Société Française de Physique 2000: Prize of the l'Association française pour le rayonnement international 2015: Fellow of the European Physical Society 2018: Prix A. Lagarrigue The database INSPIRE-HEP has recorded more than 200 scientific articles signed by Spiro. Experimental Observation of Isolated Large Transverse Energy Electrons with Associated Missing Energy at s** =540-GeV. UA1 Collaboration. Feb 1983. 31 pp. Phys. Lett. B122 103-116 DOI: 10.1016/0370-269391177-2 Experimental Particle Physics Without Accelerators. J. Rich, D. Lloyd Owen, M. Spiro. 1987. 126 pp. Phys. Rept. 151 239-364 DOI: 10.1016/0370-157390055-X Search for superheavy hydrogen insea water. M. Spiro, B. Pichard, J. Rich, J. P. Soirat, S. Zylberajch, G. Grynberg, F. Trehin, P. Verkerk, Pierre Fayet, M.

E. Goldberg. 1990. Les Arcs 1990, Proceedings and exotic phenomena'90 489-498' Evidence for gravitational microlensing by dark objects in the galactic halo. EROS collaboration E. Aubourg, P. Bareyre, S. Brehin, M. Gros, M. Lachieze-Rey, B. Laurent, E. Lesquoy, C. Magneville, A. Milsztain, L. Moscoso et al.. Oct 1993. 3 pp. Nature 365 623-625 DOI: 10.1038/365623a0 Tannoudji, Gilles. La matière espace-temps la logique des particules élémentaires. Paris: Fayard. ISBN 978-2-213-01835-5. OCLC 708295981. Klein, Etienne. Le temps et sa Flèche. Gif-sur-Yvette: Ed. Frontières. ISBN 978-2-86332-154-6. OCLC 489906340. Tannoudji, Gilles. Relativité et quanta: une nouvelle révolution scientifique. Paris: Le Pommier Universcience. ISBN 978-2-7465-1143-9. OCLC 984147627. Basdevant, J. L.. Fundamentals in nuclear physics: from nuclear structure to cosmology. New York: Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-25095-3. OCLC 262679959. Chardin, Gabriel. Le LHC peut-il produire des trous noirs. Paris: Éd. le Pommier. ISBN 978-2-7465-0412-7. OCLC 470732872.

Tannoudji, Gilles. Le boson et le chapeau mexicain: un nouveau grand récit de l'univers. Paris: Gallimard. ISBN 978-2-07-035549-5. OCLC 852216917. Bernardeau, Francis. La physique des infinis. S.l: La ville brûle. ISBN 978-2-36012-035-2. OCLC 862954310

Eggleston School

The Eggleston School is former school and current private residential structure located at the 10539 Nolan Road in rural Nester Township in southeastern Roscommon County, Michigan. It was designated as a Michigan Historic Site on February 29, 1996 and soon after added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 4, 1996; the school is notable for the finely crafted fieldstone exterior, constructed of blocks with various shapes and hues. It is the only property in Roscommon County listed on the National Register and one of only four county properties designated as a Michigan Historic Site — along with Gerrish Township Information Site, Pioneer House, Turney House; the Eggleston School is located at the corner of Nolan Road and Muma Road in section 19 of the sparsely populated Nester Township. This location was once the village of Nolan, founded in 1890 near the end of the lumber boom in northern Michigan. Nolan had a peak population of around 80 in 1905, In 1910, the Nester Township Unit School District No. 3 came into possession of the one-acre property where this school now stands.

The masonry structure now standing here was built in 1934 to serve as a schoolhouse for the few residents of the township. The school and its property were financed by Mary Eggleston; the Nestor Township District merged with the Houghton Lake Public Schools in 1959-60, the school decommissioned. It served as a town hall until 1974, was used as a hunting lodge. In 1992, it was converted into a private residence; the few students in the area now attend Houghton Lake Community Schools about 20 miles northwest in Houghton Lake. The Eggleston School is a broad-fronted, hip-roof school building on a concrete-fieldstone foundation which contained two classrooms upstairs and an auditorium/gymnasium/cafeteria room downstairs, before its it was converted to a single-family residence; the school is notable for the finely crafted fieldstone exterior, containing blocks of various shapes and hues. All of the walls, in particular the facade of the entrance vestibule, have a mosaic-like quality due to the purposefully fitted stones.

The school contains 33 double-hung, six-over-six windows, the roof contains three eyebrow dormers and a pyramid-roof cupola. A projecting one-story gabled vestibule in the center of the facade contains a double-door entrance. Inside, staircases lead up to the main level and down to the basement; when built, the school included two classrooms, two restrooms, a coatroom, a library upstairs. The lower level contained a large open space was used as a gymnasium and cafeteria, as well as a kitchen, a mechanical room; the interior of the school has been refurbished into a private residence, but he upper floor retains the original floor plan, as well as all of the interior doors and door hardware. The school stands on five acres of land that includes a small cemetery, which contains seven burials, only three of them in marked graves