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Los Angeles Pierce College

For the four year college in Philadelphia, see Peirce CollegeLos Angeles Pierce College is a public community college in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California. It is part of the Los Angeles Community College District and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, it serves 22,000 students each semester. The college began with 70 students and 18 faculty members on September 15, 1947. Known as the Clarence W. Pierce School of Agriculture, the institution's initial focus was crop cultivation and animal husbandry. Nine years in 1956, the school was renamed to Los Angeles Pierce Junior College, retaining the name of its founder, Dr. Pierce, as well as his commitment to agricultural and veterinary study. Pierce College offers courses on more than 100 subjects in 92 academic disciplines, has transfer alliances with most of the universities in the state. Students at the school transfer to UC and CSU schools. Students can pursue any of the 44 associate's degrees or 78 Certificates of Achievement the school offers directly.

Pierce College comprises 426 acres amidst a dense metropolis, an area larger than many university campuses, including that of UCLA. The grounds are landscaped with more than 2,200 trees, thousands of roses and a 1.9-acre botanical garden. The Pierce College farm houses small herds of cattle, goats, a small poultry flock for its students to learn from. In June 2017, the Los Angeles Community College District Board Of Trustees voted to grant San Francisco Bay Area-based Pacific Dining a concession for dining services, replacing several small vendors at the five LACCD colleges including Pierce. Besides hosting the Brahmas' football and women's soccer teams, John Shepard Stadium has hosted many outdoor professional sporting events in San Fernando Valley history. From 1976 to 1979, the San Fernando Valley's first professional sports team, the Los Angeles Skyhawks of the American Soccer League, played their home games at the Pierce College stadium; the Los Angeles Express of the USFL played their last home game here on June 15, 1985.

The stadium was expanded to 16,000-person capacity for the game. Shepard Stadium hosts Nuts for Mutts, an annual dog show and pet fair that raises funds for the New Leash on Life Animal Rescue; the stadium is the former home stadium of the San Fernando Valley Quakes men's soccer team, which competed in the USL Premier Development League. Pierce College has a 191-kilowatt solar generation system that has 1,274 photovoltaic panels and a 360-kilowatt, natural gas co-generation system; this project is the largest of its kind to be undertaken by a U. S. community college, yielding around 4.4 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a year and reducing Carbon dioxide emissions by more than 1,500 tons over its operating lifetime. The college has a water retention pond beneath its soccer field, collecting run-off from the adjacent parking lot; the Los Angeles River is nearby to the north. Under propositions A and AA, a new water reclamation facility is being planned, the new facilities will meet rigorous Silver-level guidelines set by the U.

S. Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design; the campus is home to Old Trapper's California Historical Landmark No. 939.5, an outsider art environment that pays homage to the pioneer upbringing of its creator John Ehn. It represents the life work of John Ehn, a self-taught artist who wished to pass on a sense of the Old West, derived from personal experiences and tall tales. From 1951 to 1981, using his family as models, incorporating memorabilia, the'Old Trapper' followed his dreams and visions to create the Lodge and its'Boot Hill.' The artwork was moved from the original site in Sun Valley, CA, relocated to the college. The Pierce College Farm covers 226 acres of the college with several units for their animals; the farm has a $13 million equestrian center used for agricultural students' education that offers UC transferable courses for important animal and veterinary science programs. In April of every year, the Foundation for Pierce College hosts Farmwalk, an outdoor festival including animals, displays and music.

The Farmwalk includes face-painting, a petting-zoo and hayrides for children, all to benefit the Pierce College farm. The Farm Center on the corner of Victory and De Soto is a 32-acre parcel, partnered between the Foundation for Pierce College and the McBroom family; the McBroom family have invested nearly $3.5 million to operate the Farm Center which covered utility, labor and other operational costs. In October the Foundation sponsored an annual Harvest Festival, featuring pumpkins grown on the Pierce farm, a five-mile corn maze, rock climbing and rides for the children, a petting zoo, live music and Halloween frights for the whole family. In late December 2014, the Farm Center was evicted from Pierce College, closed to the public; the College serves as a Los Angeles County large animal emergency evacuation center. During a slew of fires in Southern California in 2007, Pierce College sheltered and fed more than 150 horses under the direction of the L. A. County Volunteer Equine Response team.

The horses were taken in for free at Pierce, a veterinarian was onsite. Trained volunteers from Pierce's equestrian program assisted the county rescue effort; the Pierce College weather station was one of the first to cooperate with the government to provide archived data online as well as being one of the oldest operational cooperative weather stations in the country. It was founded under the direction of Professor A. Lee Haines on July 1, 1949, two

2008–09 Burnley F.C. season

The 2008–09 season was Burnley's 9th season in the second tier of English football. They were managed by Owen Coyle – his second season since he replaced Steve Cotterill on 8 November 2007. Burnley finished fifth in the league but was able to return to the top flight of British Football, The Premier League through the Football League Championship playoffs, it was the first time. Updated 30 June 2008. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Numbers in parentheses denote appearances as substitute. Players with names marked left the club during the playing season. Players with names in italics and marked * were on loan from another club with Burnley. Key to positions: GK – Goalkeeper.

João Bernardo de Miranda

João Bernardo de Miranda is an Angolan politician, the Ambassador of Angola in France. He was Minister of External Relations of Angola from January 1999 to October 2008 and the Governor of Bengo Province from 2009 to 2018. De Miranda was born in Caxito-Dande, Angola, he has academic degrees in journalism and international relations. He began his political career at a young age by joining the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, Angola's ruling party since its independence in 1975, he has held various positions within the party related to journalism and propaganda. In 1990 he was appointed to the post of Vice-Minister for Information, was chosen to be part of the task force in the Bicesse Accords the following year, he was moved to the Ministry of External Relations soon after. In 1993 he led a high level governmental task force to the exploratory conversations with the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola that took place in Zambia; the outcome of those talks gave way to the signature of the Lusaka Protocol in 1994.

He was appointed Minister of External Relations in 1999 during a critical time, in which the National Assembly of Angola gave President Jose Eduardo dos Santos a substantial amount of power in order to bring about an end to the civil war the nation was facing. In the process, President dos Santos made a series of critical changes within the government that brought a core of loyal and pragmatic individuals such as Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, Kundi Paihama, de Miranda. Being oriented by President dos Santos, the newly appointed minister began an intensive and tireless diplomatic campaign in order to isolate UNITA politically, weaken its military capabilities through sanctions on its arms suppliers. In the process he was able to gain international sympathy for the Angolan government's cause. In 2002, de Miranda secured more than enough votes for Angola in the UN Security Council, as a non permanent member for the 2002 - 2003 period. In 2003, de Miranda was featured in the book cover of Leaders of the World - 2003 by the late American author Marilyn Perry.

In his book "15 Meses no Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros" former Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Diogo Freitas do Amaral described de Miranda as a solid politician with whom he was pleased to work. In 2006 de Miranda oversaw, under the watch of President dos Santos, the successful elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as part of the stabilizing process in the Great Lakes region. Miranda was the 32nd candidate on the MPLA's national list in the September 2008 parliamentary election, he won a seat in this election, in which the MPLA won an overwhelming majority in the National Assembly. Following the election, President dos Santos appointed Assunção dos Anjos to replace Miranda as Foreign Minister on October 1, 2008. Miranda was subsequently the African Union's envoy to Guinea-Bissau at the time of that country's June 2009 presidential election. Following the assassination of presidential candidate Baciro Dabo, he said on state radio that the African Union wanted the election to go ahead as scheduled.

De Miranda is the author of two literary works. List of foreign ministers in 2008 Foreign relations of Andorra Peter James Spielmann, Angola accuses world of ignoring its civil war, Associated Press, October 1, 1999 United Nations Security Council Report On the Situation of Angola

Cygnus OB2

Cygnus OB2 is an OB association, home to some of the most massive and most luminous stars known, including suspected Luminous blue variable Cyg OB2 #12. It includes one of the largest known stars, NML Cygni; the region is embedded within a wider one of star formation known as Cygnus X, one of the most luminous objects in the sky at radio wavelengths. The region is 1,400 parsecs from Earth in the constellation of Cygnus; the young cluster is one of the largest known and the largest in the northern hemisphere with some authors classifying it as a young globular cluster similar to those in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Today, however, it is considered a low-density stellar association. Although it is over ten times more massive than the Orion Nebula, seen with the naked eye, Cygnus OB2 is hidden behind a massive dust cloud known as the Cygnus Rift, which obscures many of the stars in it; this means. The estimated number of massive stars range from 50 to 100 of spectral type O and its total mass having been calculated as ×104 or 3×104 solar masses according to other investigations.

Despite this, recent surveys ranging from radio to X-ray wavelengths have observed the region to great depths to gain a better understanding of how the processes of star and planet formation occur on such a large scale. These studies include observations with the Chandra X-ray Observatory, Spitzer Space Telescope, the Herschel Space Observatory and the Gran Telescopio Canarias; as for recent observations the final stages of the process of photoablation is taking place, where the biggest stars formed and cleared the ambient material from the region. Other noteworthy stars, not included in the Massey et al. paper include BD+40° 4210, a blue supergiant and luminous blue variable candidate, as well as the massive runaway star BD+43° 3654. Prominent members of the association are referred to by their Schulte numbers: for example Schulte 12, VI Cygni 12, or Cygnus OB2 #12; the numbers were first used in the 1953 discovery paper. A 12th star was added in 1954, eight more shortly after. Schulte himself maintained the already-published numbers and added many more when studying the association which he called VI Cygni

National Theatre of Cuba

The Teatro Nacional de Cuba is a theatre building and associated theatre company in Havana, Cuba, on Plaza de la Revolución. The company Teatro Nacional de Cuba was created for propaganda and arts purposes in the early years of the revolution, 1953, six years before the overthrow of the Battista regime in 1959; the revolutionary "National Theatre" had a department of folklore with ajournal Actas del folklore. Prior to the new building the old Gran Teatro de La Habana, renamed the Teatro García Lorca after the completion of the Cuban revolution, 1959, was regarded as the National Theatre of Cuba. Work on the current building started in 1951 but was not opened until 1979; the 3 September 1979 opening hosted a gala for the delegations to the 6th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement celebrated in Havana in that year. The theatre is housed in a large modern building, decorated with works by Cuban artists. There are two main theatre stages, the Avellaneda Hall, the Covarrubias Hall, as well as a smaller theatre workshop space on the ninth floor.

Ballet Nacional de Cuba based at the Gran Teatro de La Habana home of Opera de la Habana Teatro Nacional de Cuba homepage

Nallavan Vazhvan

Nallavan Vazhvan is a 1961 Tamil-language drama film, directed by P. Neelakantan; the film features M. G. Rajasulochana in lead roles; the film had musical score by T. R. Pappa and was released on 31 August 1961; the film ran for 80 days. It was the 50th film for MGR. Accused inequitably of a murder, the good Muthu and sentenced to death, succeeds however, to flee, he will have to himself confuse the culprit, the local personality, of the most well-to-do, above suspicion, a priori. During his escape, disguised as a shaman, Muthu leads an investigation, finds that the matter rests on the indestructible support of some women. First of all, his young and beautiful Chandra, of its mother and the one that he considers as his young sister Chenbagame, but the husband of the latter, the inspector of police, in charge of this case, tough Madhavan, friend Muthu, convinced of his guilt, does not stop pursuing him. However, the hired men thrown by Nalasivam cross the region in search of the fugitive to kill him.

In front of such threats, will Muthu manage to put, in time, the hand on the unique witness which could exonerate him? M. G. Ramachandran as Muthu Rajasulochana as Chandra M. R. Radha as Nalasivam M. N. Nambiar as Inspector Madhavan E. V. Saroja as Chenbagame S. Rama Rao as Makeup Meganathan Here, MGR finds for the third time, his favorite director, P. Neelakantan, which produces this 50th MGR, via his Arasu Pictures; the future director of another MGR film of the 70s, IDHAYA KANNI, A. Jaganadhan makes his debut, as Neelakandhan's assistant. Just like the lyric writer Vaali, with two texts; the dialogues are signed by "Arignar" Anna, personally. The movie is built with the key elements of Hitchcock's, recurring theme of his cinema, "The man accused of a crime committed by an other one, thrown in a pursuit, races to exonerate himself and find the real culprit"; the music composed by T. R. Pappa. Lyrics by M. K. Athamanathan & Vaali. Playback singers are A. L. Raghavan, P. Leela, P. Suseela & S. Janaki.

Vaali collaborated to many hit songs in future. The song "Sirikindraal Indru Sirikindraal" contains the lyrics "Udayasooriyan ethiril irundhal, ullai thamarai malaratho", where the "rising sun" is a reference to the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's election symbol. Nallavan Vazhvan on IMDb