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Banaras Hindu University Students' Union

The Banaras Hindu University Students' Union abbreviated as "BHU Students' Union or BHUSU", is Students' union of Banaras Hindu University. The Students' Union is responsible for representing students, both within the University and externally for all academic, non-academic and student welfare purposes. Banaras Hindu University Students' Union was established in the early 20th century. In its entire existence, the Students' Union has been banned several times, its structure has been changed from Students' union to Students' council and vice versa. The Students' Union in the Banaras Hindu University has a precedence of violence, lockdowns, expulsions and deaths. In 1958, The Banaras Hindu University witnessed a students' strike; this resulted in banning the Students' Union for a period of eight years. In the early 1990s, when professor R. P. Rastogi was the Vice-Chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University, a student strike took place which resulted in banning of the Students' Union; the student union was banned abruptly when large-scale violence paralysed the university campus on 20 February 1997.

A student was killed during a blatant display of firearms while an election rally was underway at the amphitheatre ground. The Vice-Chancellor of the University Dr. Y. C. Simhadri ordered an indefinite ban on union elections within the campus, rightly so. To this date, an ordinary student at the university associates the student union with utter lawlessness and pompous display of power which serves no apparent purpose. An inquiry committee indicted the University and district administration for the death of the two students; the VC ordered the teachers to sign the class register everyday. He expelled more than 50 students on criminal charges. In 2011, the Students' Union was replaced by a "Students' council". Vikas Singh was elected as First General Secretary of BHU Students Council, he was removed on 7 April 2012 from his post for giving false information in his affidavit during university elections. On 30 April 2012 university reinstated Vikas Singh as the Students Council General Secretary following an order by the Allahabad High Court.

Unlike the Students' Union where the president was elected directly, in the Students' Council, every class elected its representative and the elected representatives in-turn elected the General Secretary. In Aug 2013, the Students' Council was the University administration. In Oct 2014, some students went on hunger strike. Instead of union election council election dates were subsequently announced on 11 November 2014 and the process was due to be completed by 30 November 2014. However, the elections had to be cancelled and the Students' Council had to be kept on hold due to violence and clashes between students and police. Elections were not held in 2015 and 2016, following ban introduced in 2014. Manoj Sinha, Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Veena Pandey, Mahendra Nath Pandey, Anil Srivastava, JPS Rathore, Banaras Hindu University Delhi University Students' Union Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union BHU official website

Dacryopinax spathularia

Dacryopinax spathularia is an edible jelly fungus. It is orange in color. In Chinese culture, it is called guìhuā'ěr, it is sometimes included in a vegetarian dish called Buddha's delight. The basionym of this species is Merulius spathularius; the fruit bodies of Dacryopinax spathularia are spatula-shaped 1–1.5 cm tall and between 0.5–3 mm wide. The color is orange when fresh; the spore deposit is white. Its spores are ellipsoid, smooth-surfaced and measure 7–10 by 3–4 μm, it has forked, four-spored basidia. A saprobic species, D. spathularia grows on rotting wood. It is distributed in Asia, known from Hawaii and South America. Dacryopinax spathularia is edible

Sapieha beaker

The silver Sapieha beaker is a 16th-century beaker, which belonged to Grygor Sapieha and was made in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The Sapieha family played an important role in Lithuania's history through much of the 16th century. In 2007 the beaker was auctioned at Christie's London for £132,500. At the time the purchaser remained anonymous; the unmarked silver part gilt beaker was made in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania around 1560. Its height is 19.7 centimetres and total weight is 550 grams. The beaker's form is a waisted cylinder with flared lip, their scaly tails coil round a moon-shaped face, their bodies engraved with inscription and with foliage at the points they cross. The early Slavonic language inscription reads: This cup was made for master Gregory of Orsha, for friendship to those who drink from it for the good of their souls, in the year 1560, the month of March, on the first day; the beaker is engraved with a heart-shaped pendant and double cross. Christie's experts suggest that an early version of Sapieha's coat of arms is depicted on the beaker.

It is believed that the beaker belonged to younger brother of Lew Sapieha. This beaker was presented as a christening present; the beaker changed hands and in the early 20th century it appeared in the collection of Eugéne Lubovitch. The Sapieha beaker was exhibited in a number of venues, including "L'Art Russe: Exposition d'Icones et d'Orfévreries Russes", 1931. In 1978 it was auctioned at Sotheby's Zürich. In 2007 the beaker was sold at Christie's to an anonymous buyer. In June 2008 it was revealed that it had been bought by the Belgian businessmen brothers Ortiz, founders of IKI supermarkets, who have been living in Lithuania for close to twenty years. On June 12, 2008 George and Nicolas Ortiz presented the beaker to Lithuania's president Valdas Adamkus as a gift to Lithuania; the presentation ceremony was held in the Presidential Palace, Vilnius. Adamkus thanked the brothers and noted that "A historic relic, a beaker of the 16th century, comes back to Lithuania; this means that Lithuania becomes richer, more spiritually than financially".

The Head of State added that "In the years of occupation, cultural wealth was pillaged off museums and archives. Brothers Ortiz asked that the beaker be displayed publicly so that the people of Lithuania could have access to it; the beaker was placed in the custody of the Lithuanian Art Museum, will be exhibited in the Royal Palace of Lithuania. Video from ceremony. Retrieved on 2008-06-13


RiskLab is a laboratory that conducts research in financial risk management. The first RiskLab was created in 1994 at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich in Zurich, Switzerland; the ethos of all existing RiskLabs is a fusion of academic research, industrial innovation and governmental oversight in financial risk management. In 1996, another RiskLab was created independently at the University of Toronto, this time sponsored by the private company Algorithmics Incorporated. Shortly afterwards, in partnership with Algorithmics Inc, other RiskLabs were created in Munich, at Cornell University, at University of Cambridge, at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, at the Cyprus International Institute of Management in Nicosia. In 2005, RiskLab Toronto, a divisional center at the University of Toronto, was featured in Research Means Business, a directory of "cutting-edge research leading to industrial innovation and the creation of new business enterprises" published by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Risklab China Research Center was created in 2006. In October 2007, RiskLab was the NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation; the award was delivered by Dr. Colin Carrie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, by Dr. Suzanne Fortier, President of NSERC. In 2010, growing out of the RiskLab international network, RiskLabs built the strategic alliance named RiskLab Global. In 2013, a Finnish section of Risklab was independently created at Åbo Akademi University in Turku and Arcada University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki. RiskLab Australia at CSIRO's Data61 was launched based in Melbourne. RiskLab Australia at CSIRO's Data61 is a multi-disciplinary R&D centre for developing the latest methodologies and technologies in actuarial sciences, applied math and statistics as well as financial mathematics. RiskLab Toronto, Canada Chapter, Headquarter Institution: University of Toronto, Ryerson University Members: Luis A. Seco, Professor of Mathematics, University of Toronto.

Alan Peng, Ph. D. CFA, Managing Director for Education and International Cooperation Development, Faculty of Mathematical Finance Program. Marcos Escobar, Marcos Escobar Añel, Associate Professor, Ryerson University Pablo Olivares, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University Sebastian Ferrando, Ryerson University RiskLab - Zurich RiskLab - Toronto RiskLab - Germany RiskLab - Madrid RiskLab - Australia List of the NSERC Synergy Award Winners Risklab Finland

Ligi Ndogo Grounds

The Ligi Ndogo Grounds are a series of football pitches in Nairobi, Kenya. The dimensions of the main pitch stand at 100 m × 68 m. Called the Unga Grounds, the grounds have been the home Ligi Ndogo since 2002 and its professional team since 2005. Situated on a 4-acre plot, the grounds hosted the first Ligi Ndogo Academy season in January 2002, as such is home to its youth squads; the team's club house stands at the grounds. The Planets' first match was played on 13 June 2005 against Kariobangi Sharks, before proceeding to Manchester, England for the Umbro International Cup; the Sharks beat the Planets 5–0. Their first Nationwide League match was played against Kuwinda in 2006, in which the Planets won 7–1; the ground has been home to the annual Ligi Ndogo East Africa Tournament that includes teams from all East African countries. In 2008 it hosted the Ligi Ndogo Inter-centre tournament. Ligi Ndogo is located along Ngong Road, it is 6.4 kilometres from Nairobi's central business district