Midrand is an area in central Gauteng Province, South Africa. It is situated in-between Centurion and Sandton, is part of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. Midrand was established as a municipality in 1981, but ceased to be an independent town in the restructuring of local government that followed the end of apartheid in 1994, it was incorporated in the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality in 2000. It was made part of Region 2 and, as of 2006, when the number of regions were reduced to seven, it forms part of Region A of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. Though no longer an independent town, the name Midrand is still in common use to denote the suburbs around the N1 highway north of the Jukskei River up to the border with City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. Suburbs that are regarded as being in Midrand include among others: Country View, Crowthorne, Glen Austin, Halfway House, Halfway Gardens, Vorna Valley, Randjesfontein, Blue Hills. In 2010, it was reported that the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality wished to annex Midrand from the City of Johannesburg to boost its income, strained.
The city is modern, having experienced much growth in the last decade. Many businesses have relocated there due to its proximity to good highway links and its location in the economic centre of Gauteng Province. Midrand's development has meant there is little break between the outskirts of Johannesburg and those of Pretoria, the Gauteng Provincial Government envisages that, according to current growth trends, much of the province will be city by 2015; the South African Civil Aviation Authority is headquartered in Midrand, as is the National Credit Regulator. Midrand is the location of the African Union's Pan-African Parliament and of the NEPAD secretariat. Midrand has the largest conference centre in South Africa, known as Gallagher Estate, built on the former site of Laerskool/Primary School Halfway House, which subsequently moved to new grounds near the firestation; the newest landmark of Midrand is the largest mosque in South Africa. The Classical Turkish-style mosque was funded by Turkish-born construction tycoon Ali Katircioglu at a cost of R210 million.
The largest single-phase shopping mall to be built in Africa, The Mall of Africa, is located in the Waterfall City precinct of the town. It is now home to the new head quarters for a multinational auditing-finance company, PWC. Visible, as the only skyscraper in Midrand, it will however be rivaled by The Falcon Building. Both the Falcon and PWC are in the same complex as Mall of Africa. Midrand is a thriving business node, home to the offices of major corporations such as Vodacom, Microsoft and Altech Autopage as well as an array of SMEs such as Wesslink Electrical Ltd. In 2013, Atterbury Properties announced plans to build the Mall of Africa, which would be the continent's largest; the Mall of Africa is located within the mixed-use Waterfall City precinct. The N1 Business Park and International Business Gateway are among the commercial developments in Midrand; the University of South Africa's Graduate School of Business Leadership is located in Midrand. The Pearson Institute of Higher Education known as Midrand Graduate Institute, was opened on the 9th of May 1990.
A Varsity College campus was established in 2012. Macmillan Education South Africa relocated their offices in June of 2017 from Melrose Arch. There are high schools located in several areas. Kyalami, an international renowned racetrack is in Midrand and is the venue for many of South Africa's premier motor racing events; the South African Lipizzaners riding academy is situated in the smallholdings of Kyalami. Midrand is the home of Grand Central Airport and to one of the stations in the Gautrain rapid rail system. Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as subtropical highland. Midrand Chamber of Commerce Midrand Free Business Directory, Community Forum and Classifieds
"Honeysuckle Rose" is a 1929 song composed by Fats Waller with lyrics by Andy Razaf. It was introduced in the 1929 Off-Broadway revue "Load of Coal" at Connie's Inn as a soft-shoe dance number. Waller's 1934 recording was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Fletcher Henderson Fats Waller, Mildred Bailey, Mildred Bailey and Her Alley Cats Count Basie Coleman Hawkins, with Benny Carter, Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and others Earl Hines Louis Armstrong, Satch Plays Fats Fats Waller, with Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden Benny Goodman - The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert Featuring solos by Benny Goodman, Harry James, Lester Young, Buck Clayton, Count Basie, Johnny Hodges and Harry Carney; the King Cole Trio, March 14, 1941, April 11, 1946, July 2, 1947 Lena Horne – In musical film Thousands Cheer Teddy Wilson List of 1920s jazz standards
The Canadian Light Source is Canada's national synchrotron light source facility, located on the grounds of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. The CLS has a third-generation 2.9 GeV storage ring, the building occupies a footprint the size of a football field. It opened in 2004 after a 30-year campaign by the Canadian scientific community to establish a synchrotron radiation facility in Canada, it has expanded both its complement of beamlines and its building in two phases since opening, its official visitors have included Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. As a national synchrotron facility with over 1000 individual users, it hosts scientists from all regions of Canada and around 20 other countries. Research at the CLS has ranged from viruses to superconductors to dinosaurs, it has been noted for its industrial science and its high school education programs. Canadian interest in synchrotron radiation dates from 1972, when Bill McGowan of the University of Western Ontario organised a workshop on its uses.
At that time there were no users of synchrotron radiation in Canada. In 1973 McGowan submitted an unsuccessful proposal to the National Research Council for a feasibility study on a possible synchrotron lightsource in Canada. In 1975 a proposal to build a dedicated synchrotron lightsource in Canada was submitted to NRC; this was unsuccessful. In 1977 Mike Bancroft of UWO, submitted a proposal to NRC to build a Canadian beamline, as the Canadian Synchrotron Radiation Facility, at the existing Synchrotron Radiation Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, in 1978 newly created NSERC awarded capital funding. CSRF, owned and operated by NRC, grew from the initial beamline to a total of three by 1998. A further push towards a Canadian synchrotron light source started in 1990 with formation of the Canadian Institute for Synchrotron Radiation, initiated by Bruce Bigham of AECL. AECL and TRIUMF showed interest in designing the ring, but the Saskatchewan Accelerator Laboratory at the University of Saskatchewan became prominent in the design.
In 1991 CISR submitted a proposal to NSERC for a final design study. This was turned down, but in years, under President Peter Morand, NSERC became more supportive. In 1994 NSERC committee recommended a Canadian synchrotron light source and a further NSERC committee was formed to select between two bids to host such a facility, from the Universities of Saskatchewan and Western Ontario. In 1996 this committee recommended. With NSERC unable to supply the required funds it was not clear. In 1997 the Canada Foundation for Innovation was created to fund large scientific projects to provide a mechanism to fund the CLS. In 1998 a University of Saskatchewan team led by Dennis Skopik, the SAL director, submitted a proposal to CFI; the proposal was to fund 40% of the construction costs, with remaining money having to come from elsewhere. Assembling these required matching funds has been called "an unprecedented level of collaboration among governments and industry in Canada" and Bancroft – leader of the rival UWO bid – anckowledged the "Herculean" efforts of the Saskatchewan team in obtaining funds from the University, the City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Power, NRC, the Provincial Government of Saskatchewan, Western Economic Diversification.
At a late hour CFI told the proponents that it would not accept the SAL LINAC as part of the proposal, the resulting shortfall was met in part by the spontaneous announcement by the Saskatoon city council and Mayor Henry Dayday that they would double their contribution as long as other partners would. On 31 March 1999 the success of the CFI proposal was announced; the following month Skopik took a position at Jefferson Lab in the USA. He decided not to stay on as director of the Saskatoon facility because his expertise was in subatomic particles, and, he argued, the head of the CLS should be a researcher who specializes in using such a facility, his successor was Mike Bancroft At the start of the project, all staff members with the former SAL were transferred into a new not-for-profit corporation, Canadian Light Source Inc. CLSI, which had primary responsibility for the technical design and operation of the facility; as a separate corporation from the University, CLSI had the legal and organizational freedom suitable for this responsibility.
UMA, an experienced engineering firm, now part of AECOM, with extensive experience managing large technical and civil construction projects, was hired as project managers. The new building – attached to the existing SAL building, measuring 84m by 83m in area with a maximum height of 23m – was completed in early 2001; the footprint of the CLS has been described as equivalent to that of a football field. Bancroft's appointment ended in October 2001 and he returned to UWO, with Mark de Jong appointed acting director. Bancroft remained as acting Scientific Director until 2004. In 2002 the CLS Project was awarded the National Award for Exceptional Engineering Achievement by the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers; the SAL LINAC was refurbished and placed back into service in 2002 while the booster and storage rings were still under construction. First turn was achieved in the booster ring in July 2002 with full booster commissioning completed by September 2002. New director Bill Thomlinson, an expert in synchrotron medical imaging, arrived in November 2002.
He was recruited from the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility where he had been the head of the medical research group. The 1991 proposal to NSERC envisioned a 1.5 GeV storage ring, since at this time the interest
How Could It Be is the debut musical studio album by comedian/actor Eddie Murphy. The album was released on July 20, 1985, on Columbia Records and was produced by Aquil Fudge, with the exception of the hit top ten single "Party All the Time", produced by Rick James; the album was a commercial success, making it to #26 on the Billboard 200 and #17 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Two singles were released: "Party All the Time", which made it to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the title track, which became a minor R&B hit. For this album, Murphy enlisted other well-known musicians to help him create his first musical studio album; the record has two Stevie Wonder produced and written tracks, “Do I” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.” There are two songs that Rick James produced and wrote—the title track and the successful hit, "Party All the Time.”Murphy wrote three tracks on the album in which he gets sole writing credit for. On those tracks, he gets pretty experimental to test himself in; those three tracks are “Con Confused”, a disco track, “I, Me, Us, We”, a Parliament worship, “My God Is Color Blind”, an anti-racism song.
James Allen, Dennis Davis, Rick James - drums, Oberheim DMX Aquil Fudge - percussion Frank Hamilton, Michael McKinney, Fred Washington - bass Gordon Banks, Ben Bridges, Kenny Hawkins, Larry John McNally, Mike O'Neil, Paul Pesco, Greg Poree, David Williams, Larry Menally - guitar Frank Hamilton, Greg Levias, Jeff Lorber, Greg Phillinganes, Darryl Ross, Levi Ruffin Jr. Bill Wolfer, Stevie Wonder, Bill Young - keyboards, Roland Juno-60 bass Abdoulaye Soumare, Bob Bradlove - synthesizer programming Stevie Wonder - harmonica Steve Porcaro - Synths on Party all the time Larry Fast - Synth Earl Gardner, Richard Gibbs, Larry Gittens, Bob Malach, Keith Quinn - horns Roderick Bascom, Crystal Blake, Alvin "Blues" Broussard, Anthony Clark, Carlotta Clark, Lisa Clark, Paul Freudenburg, Larry Gittens, Rod Gordon, Cynthia Green, Bruce Hawes, Rick James, David Allen Jones, Jacque Kimbrough, Derek Lawrence, Lorelei McBroom, Daryl Murphy, LaMorris Payne, Darryl Phinnessee, William Rivera, Dwayne Roberson, Darryl Ross, Levi Ruffin, Howard Smith, Spartacus R. Michelle Wiley, Philip "Bully" Williams, Steven Lindstrom - backing vocalsTechnicalLarkin Arnold - executive producer Nancy Greenberg - art direction Annie Leibovitz - photography
Sicoderus bautistai is a species of weevil in the genus Sicoderus indigenous to the island of Hispaniola. It is related to the species S. ramosi, S. guanyangi, S. turnbowi. Its appearance has been described as similar to that of "black, shiny ants", it is named for José Bautista, a Major League Baseball player from the Dominican Republic. The type specimen is a holotype collected at an elevation of 1,160 metres in Constanza, it was described as one of 18 new species of Sicoderus described in 2018 by entomologist Robert Anderson of the Canadian Museum of Nature. Anderson describes the naming of the species as a "spur-of-the-moment decision" inspired by Bautista's bat flip after a home run in game 5 of the 2015 American League Division Series, around which time Anderson was in the process of describing a number of weevils from Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic; when asked if some aspect of the species relates to Bautista, Anderson replied "Not really", that the intention was to recognize Bautista's contribution to baseball in Canada.
Anderson grew up a fan of Bautista's former team, the Toronto Blue Jays. Sicoderus bautistai inhabits forests of Hispaniola associated with vine plants upon which they feed with a specialized long proboscis; the integumentary surface is black and shiny, Adults achieve a length of up to 3.8 millimetres, with males at least 3.2 millimetres and females at least 2.9 millimetres. The antenna insertion point occurs at the middle in the rostrum in the female, just beyond in the male; the rostrum is 1.00–1.08 times the length of the elytra in males, 1.09–1.17 times in females. The eyes occur at the rostrum's midlength, separated by about one half its width; the globose prothorax is widest at the middle and characterized by few large, deep punctures and erect setae scattered throughout. The elytra have numerous erect setae, the humeri are non-angulate and reduced. In males, the first ventrite has a small cluster of fine seta, but is not raised near the posterior margin. For the female, it is uniformly convex.
The fifth ventrite in males has fine, shallow setae on an impression covering about one half its length, whereas the female's is uniformly convex. The male has an aedeagus whose internal sac has a pair of basal sclerites that are long and join at the anterior; the profemora are small with a dull tooth, whereas the mesofemora and metafemora do not have a tooth. Each tarsus has a basal tooth, it can be distinguished from related species S. ramosi, S. guanyangi, S. turnbowi by the presence and size of the femoral teeth, the structure of the first male ventrite, the structure of the internal sac's basal sclerite in the male
San Rafael is a census-designated place in Cibola County, New Mexico, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 933. Known as "Bikyaya" or "El Gallo", it lies at an elevation of 6,470 feet above sea level and is located in north-central Cibola County at. New Mexico State Road 53 passes through the community, leading north 3 miles to Interstate 40 and 5 miles to the center of Grants, the county seat. An 1850 U. S. Army map shows a Hay Camp near San Rafael. Fort Wingate was established by Lt. Colonel J. Francisco Chavez, 1st New Mexico Infantry under the orders of General Edward Canby in 1862, it was designed to house four companies of troops. Colonel Kit Carson and four companies of New Mexico Volunteers used this fort. Carson was ordered by General Carleton to round up first the Mescalero Apache the Navajo and send them to Bosque Redondo. San Rafael was a stop on the Navajo's journey to and from Fort Sumner. In 1868 the garrison and name of the fort was transferred to the former site of Fort Lyon, near Gallup, New Mexico