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Leoben

Leoben is a Styrian city in central Austria, located on the Mur river. With a population of about 25,000 it is a local industrial centre and hosts the University of Leoben, which specialises in mining; the Peace of Leoben, an armistice between Austria and France preliminary to the Treaty of Campo Formio, was signed in Leoben in 1797. The Justice Centre Leoben is a prison designed by architect Josef Hohensinn, completed in 2005. Leoben is known as the “Gateway to the Styrian Iron Road”; the 13th century Main Square features the Hackl House with its baroque façade in white. The City Parish Church, St. Francis Xavier, built in 1660, comprises a 17th-century interior and is considered one of the most significant Jesuit churches in Austria. Of note is the Art Nouveau Lutheran church, at the upper end of the Franz-Josef-Strasse; the oldest convent for women in Styria is Göss Abbey. Founded in 1020 A. D. it was run by the Benedictine nuns until it was dissolved in 1782. The early Romanesque crypt is of note.

Next to the convent is the Gösser brewery, which includes a brewery museum. Current cultural events include classical concerts in the Congress Leoben, productions of the Summer Philharmonic in July and performances of local and guest productions in the oldest operating theatre in Austria. Leoben was shaped for centuries by the trade in iron and the research in raw materials carried out at the University of Leoben, founded in 1840. Mining traditions still play an important part in city life. Examples are the St. Barbara Celebration or the Ledersprung; the Gösser Kirtag, a street fair, takes place on the Thursday after the first Sunday in October and attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Leoben. Other components of the vigorous cultural life of the "Mining City" include classical concerts in the Congress Leoben, productions of the Summer Philharmonics in July and performances of locally created and guest productions in the oldest still-running theatre in Austria. Lisa Eckhart, Austrian comedian Egon Kapellari, bishop Roland Linz, football player Wilfried Morawetz, botanist "Bambikiller" Chris Raaber, professional wrestler Walter Schachner, football trainer Martin Weinek, actor Tracey Gilmore, Australian politician Official website University of Leoben Pictures of Leoben and information in English language

General Delegation for the French language and the languages of France

General Delegation for the French language and the languages of France is, in France, a unit of the Ministry of Culture and Communication. Its mission is to lead, at the interdepartmental level, the language policy of France, concerning both the French and regional languages. Created in 1989 under the name "General Delegation for the French language", it became in 2001 the "General Delegation for the French language and the languages of France" to take into account regional languages, it was the successor of the "Commissioner General to the French language", created in 1984 to replace the "High Committee for defense and expansion of the French language", itself created in 1966 by General Charles de Gaulle and renamed "High Committee of the French language" in 1973. The DGLFLF ensures compliance with the Act of August 4, 1994 in France, called the Toubon law and, in particular, the implementing decree of 1996 to enrich the French language and its provisions on the use of language, it coordinates with the General Commission of Terminology and Neologisms the development of terminology lists by the specialized committees of terminology and the French Academy.

It participated in the implementation of "FranceTerme", a terminological dictionary available to the general public on the internet. It participates in programs teaching French to migrants, it supports the use of regional languages in entertainment. Until 2005, it assisted the secretariat of the Supreme Council of the French language, it organizes an annual "Week of French speakers" in March. Under the departmental plan for overseas, the General Delegation of the French language and the languages of France / Ministry of Culture and Communication, held in Cayenne, French Guiana, from 14 to 18 December 2011, the congress of multilingualism overseas; the event brought together some 250 participants from throughout the French overseas territories and overseas metropolitan France and neighboring countries with the objective to make general recommendations for the implementation of a policy for languages overseas. The DGLFLF chose to draft acts of EGM-OM on Wikibooks. General delegates to the French language to the French language and the languages of France, were successively: 1989: Bernard Cerquiglini 1993: Anne Magnant 2001: Bernard Cerquiglini 2004: Xavier North 2015: Loïc Depecker 2018: Paul de Sinety website of the DGLFLF website of FranceTerme

Larry L. Peterson

Larry L. Peterson is a noted American computer scientist, known as the Director of the PlanetLab Consortium, co-author of the networking textbook "Computer Networks: A Systems Approach," and for his research on the TCP Vegas congestion control algorithm and the x-kernel operating system. Dr. Peterson received his B. S. in Computer Science from Kearney State College, Nebraska, in 1979, M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1982 and 1985 under Douglas Comer, respectively. He served as a professor at the University of Arizona, as the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, where he served as a Department Chair from 2003 to 2009. While at Princeton, he co-founded a startup to commercialize CDN technology developed on PlanetLab, subsequently acquired by Akamai Technologies, he is now Emeritus at Princeton University, serves as CTO of the Open Networking Foundation. He is an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

He is the recipient of the IEEE Kobayashi Award and the ACM SIGCOMM Award. Home page of Larry Peterson at Princeton University. Open Networking Foundation. Computer Networks: A Systems Approach

Chum salmon

The chum salmon is a species of anadromous fish in the salmon family. It is a Pacific salmon, may be known as dog salmon or keta salmon, is marketed under the name silverbrite salmon; the name chum salmon comes from the Chinook Jargon term tzum, meaning "spotted" or "marked", while keta in the scientific name comes from the Evenki language of Eastern Siberia via Russian. The body of the chum salmon is deeper than most salmonid species. In common with other species found in the Pacific, the anal fin has 12 to 20 rays, compared with a maximum of 12 in European species. Chum have an ocean coloration of silvery blue green with some indistinct spotting in a darker shade, a rather paler belly; when they move into fresh water the color changes to dark olive green and the belly color deepens. When adults are near spawning, they have purple blotchy streaks near the caudal peduncle, darker towards the tail. Spawning males grow an elongated snout or kype, their lower fins become tipped with white and they have enlarged teeth.

Some researchers speculate. Most chum salmon spawn in small intertidal zones; some chum travel more than 3,200 km up the Yukon River. Chum fry migrate out to sea from March through July immediately after becoming free swimmers, they spend one to three years traveling long distances in the ocean. These are the last salmon to spawn in some regions. In Alaska they are the first to spawn in June and August and are followed by pink and coho salmon, they die. They utilize the lower tributaries of the watershed, tend to build nests called redds little more than protected depressions in the gravel, in shallow edges of the watercourse and at the tail end of deep pools; the female lays eggs in the redd, the male sprays milt on the eggs, the female covers the eggs with gravel. The female can lay up to 4000 eggs. Chum live for an average of 3 to 5 years, chum in Alaska mature at the age of 5 years. Adult chum weigh from 4.4 to 10.0 kg with an average length of 60 cm. The record for chum was caught at Edie Pass in British Columbia.

Chum salmon have the largest natural range of any Pacific salmon, undergo the longest migrations within the genus Oncorhynchus, far up the Yukon River and deep into the Amur River basin in Asia. In lesser numbers they migrate thousands of kilometres up the Mackenzie River. Chum are found around the north Pacific, in the waters of Korea and the Okhotsk and Bering seas, British Columbia in Canada, from Alaska to California in the United States. In the Arctic Ocean they are found in limited numbers from the Laptev Sea to the Beaufort Sea. In North America chum salmon spawn from the Mackenzie River in the Arctic to as far south as Tillamook Bay, although they were reported in the San Lorenzo River near Santa Cruz, California in 1915 and the Sacramento River in northern California in the 1950s. In fall 2017 a half dozen chum salmon were counted in Lagunitas Creek about 25 miles north of San Francisco, California. In the open ocean chum salmon stay high on the water column diving below 50 meters, their typical swimming depths are 13 meters from the surface during the day, 5 meters during the night.

Juvenile chum eat zooplankton and insects. Recent studies show that they eat comb jellies; as adults, they eat smaller fish. The registered total harvest of the chum salmon in the North Pacific in 2010 was some 313,000 tons, corresponding to 91 million fish. Half of the catch was from Japan, about a quarter each from Russia and the United States; the chum salmon harvest was about 34% of the total harvest of all Pacific salmon species by weight. The chum salmon is the least commercially valuable salmon in North America. Despite being plentiful in Alaska, commercial fishers choose not to fish for them because of their low market value. Recent market developments have increased the demand for chum salmon. Markets developed for chum from 1984 to 1994 in Japan and northern Europe, they are a traditional source of dried salmon. Two populations of chum salmon have been listed under the Endangered Species Act as threatened species; these are the Lower Columbia River population. Chum are thought to be resistant to whirling disease, but it is unclear.

National Marine Fisheries Service chum salmon web page Froese and Pauly, eds.. "Oncorhynchus keta" in FishBase. 10 2005 version. Alaska Department of Fish and Game National Marine Fisheries Service ESA Listings

George Francis Mitchell

George Francis Mitchell, was an Irish geologist and naturalist. He was known as Frank Mitchell, he was born in Dublin, the son of David William Mitchell, a merchant, his wife Frances Elizabeth Kirkby. He was educated at the High School in Dublin studied Natural Sciences at Trinity College, where he graduated BA, he was awarded M. Sc and M. A.. He became Assistant to the Professor of Geology, Knud Jessen, in 1934 and under his guidance carried out field studies of post-glacial sediments in Ireland, his lifetime interest, was in integrating the various disciplines in the study of the Irish natural environment and he developed interests in fields such as botany and archaeology. He bought Townley Hall from Trinity College and turned it into a study centre, which he funded and which enabled research in several different disciplines archaeological investigations at Knowth, he was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in 1944, followed by a readership in Irish Archaeology and appointed to the Chair of Quaternary Studies in 1965.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1973. He was awarded the Boyle Medal of the Royal Dublin Society in 1978 and the Cunningham Medal of the Royal Irish Academy in 1989, he was President of the Royal Irish Academy for 1976–79, of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland for 1957–60, of An Taisce for 1991–93 and of the International Quaternary Association for 1969–73

Zinfandel, California

Zinfandel is a small unincorporated community in Napa County, California just south of the city of St. Helena in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, it is part of the Wine Country. It is located at the intersection of the St. Helena Highway and Zinfandel Lane and comprises about 14 square blocks, most of which are rural and residential in character; the ZIP Code is 94567. The community is inside area code 707; the town was named after a variety of wine produced from that grape. The place was first called Pine Station, as Bell Station, before bearing its present name. Boisset Collection is based in Zinfandel. In the California State Legislature, Zinfandel is in the 3rd Senate District, represented by Democrat Bill Dodd, in the 4th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Cecilia Aguiar-Curry. In the United States House of Representatives, Zinfandel is in California's 5th congressional district, represented by Democrat Mike Thompson. Google maps