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Lund Municipality

Lund Municipality is a municipality in Skåne County, southern Sweden. Its seat is the city of Lund; as most municipalities in Sweden, the territory of municipality consists of a lot of former local government units, united in a series of amalgamations. The number of original entities is 22. At the time of the nationwide municipal reform of 1952 the number had been reduced to six. In 1967 the rural municipality Torn was added to Lund; the City of Lund was made a unitary municipality in 1971 and amalgamated with Dalby, Genarp, Södra Sandby and Veberöd in 1974 completing the process. Since 2016, the municipality is subdivided into 16 districts for the purposes of population and land registration. Dalby Söderskog, one of Sweden's national parks, is located within the municipality near Dalby. Municipal bird of Lund is Eurasian penduline tit. There are nine urban areas in Lund Municipality: In the 2018 municipal election, no block was able to gain control of the executive, a five-party minority coalition consisting of Alliance parties and local party FörNyaLund was formed as a result.

Philip Sandberg of the Liberals heads the executive. The election results are presented in the table below; the turnout was 86.37%. The municipality is twinned with the following local government areas: Lund Municipality - Official site

Troyer Sportsplane VX

The Troyer Sportplane VX is an American aircraft, designed for homebuilt construction. The Sportsman VX is a open cockpit aircraft with conventional landing gear; the fuselage is made from welded steel tubing with aircraft fabric covering, the wing construction is all-wood with spruce spars. Data from Plane and PilotGeneral characteristics Crew: 1 Length: 15 ft 9 in Wingspan: 23 ft 9 in Height: 4 ft 10 in Wing area: 90 sq ft Empty weight: 306 lb Gross weight: 456 lb Fuel capacity: 5 U. S. gallons Powerplant: 1 × Heath-Henderson B-4 Inline four cylinder Propellers: 2-bladedPerformance Maximum speed: 83 kn Cruise speed: 74 kn Stall speed: 30 kn Range: 170 nmi Rate of climb: 800 ft/min Long Henderson Longster

Samoa national rugby sevens team

The Samoa national rugby sevens team, referred to as the Samoa Sevens or Manu Samoa 7s, competes in the annual World Rugby Sevens Series. Representing the tiny Polynesian country of Samoa with a population of about 180,000 the Samoa competes against some of the wealthiest countries in the world; the Samoa sevens team is overseen by the Samoa Rugby Football Union, which oversees all of rugby union in Samoa. Samoa won the 2009–10 World Series by winning four tournaments — the Hong Kong Sevens, the USA Sevens, the Adelaide Sevens, the Edinburgh Sevens. Samoa has played at all Rugby World Cup Sevens finals tournaments since the championship began in 1993. Samoa has won four Oceania Sevens titles since the first competition in 2008. Samoa won all four gold medals at the Pacific Games Sevens and Pacific Mini Games Sevens between 2007 and 2013, defeating Fiji in the final on each occasion; the first Samoan sevens team was selected in November 1978 to play at the invitation Hong Kong Sevens under the leadership of former SRU representative captain, Tuatagaloa Keli Tuatagaloa.

The team included Rev-Dr Faitala Talapusi as captain, Lemalu Roy Slade as vice-captain, Rev. Paul Gray, Peter Schmidt, Feausiga Sililoto, Andy Leavasa, Salafuti Patu and others. Samoa won the 1993 Hong Kong Sevens. In qualifying rounds for the 2016 Olympics, Samoa finished in third place at the 2015 Oceania Sevens Championship, meaning they didn't qualify directly for the Olympics as Oceania's representative, they instead went to the 2016 inter-continental final qualifying tournament, where they lost to Spain 12–19 in the final and failed to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. At the 1993 Rugby World Cup, Samoa player Gordon Langkilde was arrested at the team hotel and charged with assault and battery after punching Welsh players after their match, resulting in broken facial bones to Welsh player Tom Williams, who had scored the winning try. Langkilde pled guilty to misdemeanor charges, paid a fine, was suspended from rugby for one year. While long a solidly competitive side, Samoa emerged as contenders in the 2006-07 Sevens World Series, finishing third overall while winning two events — the Wellington Sevens and Hong Kong Sevens.

The team reached the final four times in a row. Samoa won the 2009–10 Series in large part due to 2010 World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year Mikaele Pesamino who led all players with 56 tries scored. Samoa were helped by the efforts of half-back Lolo Lui, another nominee for 2010 Sevens Player of the Year, who scored 264 points. Samoa's third star that season was forward Alafoti Faosiliva, who scored 29 tries and was a Sevens Player of the Year nominee; the itinerary for the 2009–10 IRB Sevens World Series. Two of the highest points and try scorers in series history, Uale Mai and Mikaele Pesamino, played for Samoa. Pesamino was named the 2010 IRB International Sevens Player of the Year, an honour which Uale Mai, a former team captain and one of the most capped players in the sport, had won in 2006. Captain Lolo Lui and teammate Alafoti Fa'osiliva had been nominated. Mikaele Pesamino is Samoa's top try scorer in the World Rugby Sevens Series, he was the overall top try score in both the 2009 -- 10 seasons.

The current coach is former coach of the New Zealand national rugby sevens team. Past coaches include: Lilomaiava Taufusi Salesa coached the 1993 Hong Kong Sevens winning team. Fuimaono Titimaea "Dicky" Tafua coached the team on the 2005-2006 IRB Sevens Circuit where they qualified to two finals. Fuimaono resigned from coaching in 2007 to his new post as Secretary to Samoa's Head of State, Tupua Tamasese Tufuga Efi. Damian McGrath won. Galumalemana Rudolph Moors took over as coach, but after a disappointing team performance in the 2008–09 Series he was temporarily replaced by Lilomaiava Taufusi Salesa for the final two legs of the series. Stephen Betham was named as Moors' successor in 2009. Samoa national rugby union team Rugby union in Samoa Official Samoa Rugby Union website Samoa Sevens on facebook Manu Samoa Supporters Website

Stephen F. Austin

Stephen Fuller Austin was an American empresario. Known as the "Father of Texas", the founder of Texas, he led the second, the successful colonization of the region by bringing 300 families from the United States to the region in 1825. Born in Virginia and raised in southeastern Missouri, Austin served in the Missouri territorial legislature before moving to Arkansas Territory and Louisiana, his father, Moses Austin, received an empresario grant from Spain to settle Texas. After Moses Austin's death in 1821, Stephen Austin won recognition of the empresario grant from the newly independent state of Mexico. Austin convinced numerous American settlers to move to Texas, by 1825 Austin had brought the first 300 American families into the territory. Throughout the 1820s, Austin sought to maintain good relations with the Mexican government, he helped suppress the Fredonian Rebellion, he helped ensure the introduction of slavery into Texas despite the attempts of the Mexican government to ban the institution.

He led the initial actions against the Karankawa people in this area. As Texas settlers became dissatisfied with the Mexican government, Austin advocated conciliation, but the dissent against Mexico escalated into the Texas Revolution. Austin led Texas forces at the successful Siege of Béxar before serving as a commissioner to the United States. Austin was defeated by Sam Houston. Houston appointed Austin as secretary of state for the new republic, Austin held that position until his death in December 1836. Numerous places and institutions are named in his honor, including the capital of Texas, Austin in Travis County, Austin County, Austin Bayou, Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Austin College in Sherman, a number of K-12 schools. Stephen F. Austin was born in the mining region of southwestern Virginia in what is known as Austinville today, some 256 miles southwest of Richmond, Virginia, he was the second child of Mary Brown Moses Austin. On June 8, 1798, when Stephen was four years old, his family moved west to the lead-mining region of present-day Potosi, Missouri, 40 miles west of the Mississippi River.

His father Moses Austin received a sitio from the Spanish government for the mining site of Mine à Breton, established by French colonists. His great-great-grandfather, Anthony Austin, was the son of Richard Austin, he and his wife Esther were original settlers of Suffield, which became Connecticut in 1749; when Austin was eleven years old, his family sent him back east to be educated, first at the preparatory school of Bacon Academy in Colchester, Connecticut. He studied at Transylvania University in Lexington, from which he graduated in 1810. After graduation, Austin began reading the law with an established firm. At age 21, he was served in the legislature of the Missouri Territory; as a member of the territorial legislature, he was "influential in obtaining a charter for the struggling Bank of St. Louis."Left penniless after the Panic of 1819, Austin decided to move south to the new Arkansas Territory. He acquired property on the south bank of the Arkansas River, in the area that would become Little Rock.

After purchasing the property, he learned the area was being considered as the location for the new territorial capital, which could make his land worth a great deal more. He made his home in Arkansas. Two weeks before the first Arkansas territorial elections in 1820, Austin declared his candidacy for Congress, his late entrance meant his name did not appear on the ballot in two of the five counties, but he still placed second in the field of six candidates. He was appointed as a judge for the First Circuit Court. Over the next few months, Little Rock did become the territorial capital, but Austin's claim to land in the area was contested, the courts ruled against him. The Territorial Assembly abolished Austin's judgeship. Austin left the territory, he reached New Orleans in November 1820, where he met and stayed with Joseph H. Hawkins, a New Orleans lawyer and former Kentucky congressman, he made arrangements to study law with him. During Austin's time in Arkansas, his father traveled to Spanish Texas and received an empresarial grant that would allow him to bring 300 American families to Texas, they would be called "The Old 300."

Moses Austin caught pneumonia soon after returning to Missouri. He directed. Although Austin was reluctant to carry on his father's Texas venture, he was persuaded to pursue the colonization of Texas by a letter from his mother, Mary Brown Austin, written two days before Moses Austin would die. Austin boarded the steamer and departed to New Orleans to meet Spanish officials led by Erasmo Seguín, he was in 1821, when he learned of his father's death. "This news has effected me much, he was one of the most feeling and affectionate Fathers that lived. His faults I now say, always have, were not of the heart."Austin led his party to travel 300 miles in four weeks to San Antonio with the intent of reauthorizing his father's grant, arriving on August 12. While in transit, they learned Mexico had declared its independence from Spain, Texas had become a Mexican province, rather than a Spanish territory. José Antonio Navarro, a San Antonio native with ambitious visions of the future of Texas, befriended Stephen F. Austin, the two developed a lasting association.

Navarro, proficient in Spanish and Mex

Bella Lewitzky

Bella Lewitzky was a modern dance choreographer and teacher. Born to Jewish Russian immigrants, Lewitzky spent her childhood on a ranch in San Bernardino and in a utopian socialist colony in the Mojave Desert, she moved back to Los Angeles in her teens, studied ballet. In 1934, she joined Lester Horton's company, became its lead dancer, was instrumental in the development of the Horton Technique. In 1946 Lewitzky founded Dance Theater of Los Angeles with Horton; the Dance Theater was one of the few institutions in the United States to house both a dance school and theater under the same roof. She left the company in 1950 to pursue an independent career, she appeared as a specialty dancer in the 1943 Technicolor adventure film White Savage, she choreographed the films Bagdad and Prehistoric Women. In 1951, she was subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee to answer questions about communist activities in the arts. "I'm a dancer, not a singer", she replied. In 1955 Lewitzky gave birth to her only child, her daughter Nora.

The same year she moved her rehearsals to Idyllwild, California, a small town in the San Jacinto Mountains outside of Los Angeles. In 1958 she became the founding chair of the dance department at the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, which has since been renamed the Idyllwild Arts Academy, she taught at the school until 1972. Her daughter, joined the dance faculty in 2003 and continues teaching Lewitzky technique; the Idyllwild Arts Academy is one of the few dance programs in the United States that offers Lewitzky Technique as part of their curriculum. In 1966, she founded the Lewitzky Dance Company. Under her artistic guidance, the company became one of the leading international modern dance companies, performing to critical acclaim in forty-three states across the U. S. as well as twenty countries on five continents. Among her dance associates was the former television child actress Noreen Corcoran of Bachelor Father. In 1970, she was the founding dean of the dance program at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California.

In 1990 Lewitzky crossed out the anti-obscenity clause on the acceptance form of a $72,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant. She had to sue NEA-chairman John E. Frohnmayer to have the grant reinstated; the New York Times quoted her. To exist to exist is stupidity. To exist to make art is a pretty grand act." Lewitzky was married to Newell Taylor Reynolds, an architect and set designer whom she met while they were dancers at Lester Horton's company. Reynolds designed sets for the Lewitzky Dance Company, their wedding reception was in the Samuel Freeman House, which they frequented as part of an avant garde salon. Lewitzky received many awards including honorary doctorates from California Institute of Arts, Occidental College, Otis Parsons College, the Juilliard School. In 1991 she was a recipient of the Heritage Award from the National Dance Association. In 1996, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts. "Great control of every motion and placement," she says, "is a kind of self-care. It's self-love in the best sense.

I make a contract with the dancers to keep them alive and well and progressive-doing level best to see that they're not injured." One must bear in mind, she says, that "dancing is not normal, that only a strong, knowledgeable body can protect against damage." - Bella Lewitzky, from an interview with Donna Perlmutter, Dance Magazine "Bella Lewitzky." State of the Arts: California Artists Talk about Their Work. Ed. Barbara Isenberg. Chicago, IL: Ivan R. Dee, 2000. 3-7. ISBN 1-56663-631-0. USC Libraries: Lewitzky Dance Co. Archive Bella Lewitzky on IMDb Bella Lewitzky Website Bella Lewitzky Facebook Page Bella Lewitzky Instagram Bella Lewitzky Twitter

Herwig Mannaert

Herwig Mannaert is a Belgian academic and Professor at the University of Antwerp, Dean of the Management Information Systems Department, Executive Professor at the University of Antwerp Management School, known for his work on digital image processing, software architecture, open source software. Mannaert received his Msc in Electrical Engineer in 1988 from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, where in 1993 he received his PhD for a thesis on the "design of object recognition algorithms for image interpretation."After his graduation in 1993 the University of Antwerp appointed Mannaert Associate Professor at the Management Information Systems Department. From 1998 to 2000 he was lead developer at the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, directing the developed of a new secure communication software system. Since 2000 is founding director of Cast4All, that supply scalable and transactional software management systems. At the University of Antwerp he is appointed Professor and Dean of the Management Information Systems Department, Executive Professor at the University of Antwerp Management School.

His research interests are in the field of evolvable software architectures, e-learning technologies and open source software. Mannaert co-authored many publications in his field of expertise. Books: Patrick Wambacq, Herwig Mannaert. Handboek signaalverwerking: numerieke frequentieanalyse, stochastische signalen en digitaal filterontwerp. Acco, 1998. Herwig Mannaert, Herbert Peremans. Kijk op elektronica. ACCO, 2005 Mannaert and Jan Verelst. Normalized systems: re-creating information technology based on laws for software evolvability.. Articles, a selection: Ven, Jan Verelst, Herwig Mannaert. "Should you adopt open source software?." IEEE Software 25.3: 54-59. Mannaert, Jan Verelst, Kris Ven. "Towards evolvable software architectures based on systems theoretic stability." Software: Practice and Experience 42.1: 89-116. Herwig Mannaert Home page