Miles Law School is a law school located in Birmingham, Alabama. It is independent of Miles College. Miles Law School was founded on August 26, 1974. Among the founders were Bishop C. A. Kirkendoll of the C. M. E. Church, Dr. W. Clyde Williams, former president of Miles College, former Alabama Judge and state Senator J. Richmond Pearson, Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center; the school offers a four-year part-time evening program. Graduates of the law school receive the Juris Doctor. In July 2018 and February 2019, none of the Miles alumni taking the Alabama Bar Exam passed. Miles Law School is not accredited by the American Bar Association, it is one of two unaccredited law schools in the other being the Birmingham School of Law. Miles Law graduates are however eligible to take the Alabama Bar Exam pursuant to the authority granted by the Alabama Legislature and the Alabama Supreme Court. William A. Bell, Mayor of Birmingham Bobby Singleton, Alabama State Senator Carole Smitherman, former Mayor of Birmingham, current Circuit Court Judge Rodger Smitherman, Alabama State Senator Danny Carr, District attorney of Jefferson County, Alabama Official website
Rivers Solomon is an American author of the 2017 science fiction novel An Unkindness of Ghosts and Sorrowland, set to be published in 2021. In 2018, they received the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses' Firecracker Award in Fiction for their debut novel and were nominated for a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in the debut novel category; as of 2018, Solomon lives in UK, with their family. From the United States, they received their BA in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity from Stanford University in California and an MFA in Fiction Writing from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin, they grew up in California, Indiana and New York. Their literary influences include Ursula Le Guin, Octavia Butler, Alice Walker, Zora Neale Hurston, Ray Bradbury, Jean Toomer, Doris Lessing. Rivers Solomon uses the pronouns they/them. Amal El-Mohtar wrote of An Unkindness of Ghosts "Reading it, I felt it carving out a vastness inside me, pouring itself into me like so many stars, the more I read the bigger I felt, falling down a rabbit-hole of sky and wanting only to go deeper and farther with every page."
Gary K. Wolfe opined "All this might make An Unkindness of Ghosts sound like a programmatic slavery allegory dressed in generation starship trappings, but Solomon’s evocation of this society is so detailed and viscerally realized, the characters so observed, the individual scenes so structured, that the novel achieves surprising power and occasional brilliance."In January 2020, Stormzy announced that his #Merky Books imprint would be publishing Solomon's Sorrowland in 2021. Official website
SimpsonHaugh and Partners is an English architecture practice established in 1987 by Ian Simpson and Rachel Haugh. The practice is based in Manchester with offices in London. In 2014 the practice re-branded as Simpson Partners. Since the 1996 Manchester bombing by the IRA, Ian Simpson Architects have played a large role in the reconstruction of Manchester, with many of the city's most notable new buildings having been designed by the firm; the firm has been appointed to design major new mixed-use schemes in Glasgow and London's South Bank Owen Street, Manchester 1 Blackfriars, London Holbrook House London City Village, Belgrade Plaza Coventry River Street Tower, Manchester 1 Spinningfields, Manchester Battersea Power Station Phase 1, London Verde, Newcastle First Street development, Manchester The View, Newcastle Manchester Central Library and Manchester Town Hall Extension restoration, Manchester Beetham Tower, England – 168 metres Holloway Circus Tower, England – 121 metres Shudehill Interchange, England Urbis, England No. 1 Deansgate, England Parkway Gate, Manchester Gallowgate, Newcastle Merchants Warehouse restoration, Manchester 2015Newcastle Lord Mayor's Design Awards: The View – People's Choice and New Building categories at the bi-annual Newcastle Lord Mayor's Design Award.
2011Newcastle Lord Mayor's Design Awards: Newcastle University Business School & Central Link, Downing Plaza – New Building Newcastle Lord Mayor's Design Award. 2009RIBA International Design Competition Winner: The National Wildflower CentreMSA Design Awards – Overall Winner: Parkway Gate, Manchester 2008RIBA National Award Winner: Hilton Tower Manchester Confidential – Best New Building: Parkway Gate2007Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Best Tall Building – Award Winner: The Beetham Hilton Tower, Manchester RIBA Award Winner: Manchester Transport Interchange2004RIBA Award Winner: The Manchester Museum, Manchester2003RIBA Award Winner: No. 1 Deansgate, Manchester2002RIBA Housing Design Awards: Designer Ian Simpson Architects SimpsonHaugh and Partners
SM Coaches is a bus and coach operator based in Harlow, Essex. S M Coaches operates local services around Harlow, as well as school services and private hire. Many of their bus services operate in competition with Arriva routes; some of the bus services are operated under the trading name Roadrunner Coaches. In 2016, townlink buses, roadrunner buses and Olympian coaches licences wererevoked by the Eastern Traffic commissioner, resulting in the ceasation of their services. SM Coaches started off as post regulation company SM Travel; the first route was T15, a peak hour Essex County Council contract between Potter Street and Templefields Industrial Area in Harlow. The route missed out Harlow town centre completely; the route became a commercial operation with many route changes throughout the years. SM Coaches have grown over the years, with many routes competing with Harlow's main operator, Arriva Shires & Essex. Olympian Coaches purchased the Stort Valley Coaches business which included the London commuter services.
In November 2012, services operated by Centrebus Harlow depot are to be operated by Olympian Coaches. As at October 2013 seven routes are operated. SM Coaches operates local bus services in Harlow, but some routes enter other towns, including Bishops Stortford, Epping and Hertford. Roadrunner operate a few public service routes, but many school routes are operated around Hertfordshire. Olympian Coaches operate commuter routes from Hertfordshire and Essex into central London, with many school contracts as well as private hire. List of bus operators of the United Kingdom SM Coaches website Olympian Coaches website
Death at Love House is a 1976 American made-for-television horror film directed by E. W. Swackhamer starring Robert Wagner and Kate Jackson; the film aired as the ABC Movie of the Week on September 3, 1976. While on a tour in Hollywood, a young couple and Donna Gregory, arrive at the house of Lorna Love, an infamous actress who died in 1935. There, they meet with housekeeper Clara Josephs and agent Oscar Payne, to investigate the mystery behind Lorna and finish a book that they are writing on the actress, an interest that came out of the discovery that Joel's father was her lover. While staying at the mansion, strange incidents occur; the couple notice a portrait of Lorna, painted by Joel's father, shortly after, Donna catches a 1930s-dressed woman at the center-located shrine in the garden. At their first night, they are visited by Conan Carroll, a film director who directed Lorna in her first breakthrough film Gone of Desire. Conan claims that Lorna ruined his life, that Joel Sr. was the only person to walk away from her, after telling her that she had no soul.
He wants to exit the mansion, leaving Joel and Donna with more questions. As Conan leaves, he is attacked by an unknown creature, falls in the fountain, in which he drowns following a heart attack. While processing this information, Donna finds a mysterious blade, used in witchcraft and one of her photos torn apart. Joel, tries to find out more on a locked room, finds out through Clara that it was Joel Sr. and Lorna's bedroom. That day and Donna visit Denise Christian, an aged actress and former rival of Lorna at a set for a commercial. Denise explains that Lorna tried to blackball her at every studio as soon as Denise became as big of a star as her, she continues to tell that she first met Joel Sr. at the studio - where Joel Sr. was working in the art department - and that Lorna stole him from her just to bug Denise. Denise concludes to reveal that Lorna contacted a healer for eternal beauty and youth, could not sleep since: after Joel Sr. smashed all the windows and left, she lived in the spiritual world of the healer,"Father Eternal Fire."
Back at the mansion, Joel finds a book about witch spells, becomes obsessed with Lorna, fantasizing about her. Moments the same man who scared Conan tries to murder Donna through carbon monoxide poisoning in a locked bathroom, Joel and Clara are only just in time to save her. Donna insists on leaving, but decides to support her husband as he explains that he is near discovering Lorna's secrets and thus can't leave yet, they next meet with Lorna's self-proclaimed best friend. She tells them about "Father Eternal Fire", a spiritual man, though refuses to elaborate on the witchcraft blade that Donna found. After the conversation, Donna claims that Marcella is the woman who ran past Lorna's shrine on the first day of their arrival, wants to continue meeting with Marcella. Joel, forbids her from doing so, explaining that Lorna deserves to have secrets; that evening – in an obsessed rage - Joel breaks into Lorna's bedroom and reads about details of Joel Sr.'s affair with her. Donna, has again spotted the woman from day one and reaches out to Joel for help.
The next morning, Donna pleads to leave. Donna meets with Oscar who reveals that part of the healer's activities involved fire, that her husband is not safe in the mansion. Donna hurries to save Joel, finds a terrified Marcella at the mansion along with the witchcraft blade cut through a photo of her; as she looks around, she finds out that Clara Josephs is a alive Lorna. She rushes to save Joel. While under her spell, Joel kisses her at the shrine and fire breaks out. Donna goes in to save Joel, leaves Clara/Lorna to burn to death. Robert Wagner as Joel Gregory Jr./Joel Gregory Sr. Kate Jackson as Donna Gregory Sylvia Sidney as Clara Josephs Marianna Hill as Lorna Love Joan Blondell as Marcella Geffenhart John Carradine as Conan Carroll Dorothy Lamour as Denise Christian, Lorna's only rival in film land Bill Macy as Oscar Payne Death at Love House on IMDb Death at Love House at AllMovie Death at Love House at Rotten Tomatoes
Fritz Fischer was a German historian best known for his analysis of the causes of World War I. In the early 1960s Fischer advanced the controversial thesis that responsibility for the outbreak of the war rested on Imperial Germany, he has been described by John A. Moses as the most important German historian of the 20th century. Fischer was born in Ludwigsstadt in Bavaria, his father was a railway inspector. Educated at grammar schools in Ansbach and Eichstätt, Fischer attended the University of Berlin and the University of Erlangen, where he studied history, pedagogy and theology. Fischer joined the Nazi Party in 1939, left the Party in 1942. Fischer's major early influences were the standard Hegelian-Rankean opposition typical of the pre-1945 German historical profession, as such, Fischer's early writings bore a strong bend towards the right; this influence was reflected in Fischer's first books, biographies of Ludwig Nicolovius, a leading 19th-century Prussian educational reformer and of Moritz August von Bethmann-Hollweg, the Prussian Minister of Education between 1858-1862.
In 1942, Fischer was given a professorship at the University of Hamburg and he married Margarete Lauth-Volkmann, with whom he fathered two children. Fischer served in the Wehrmacht in World War II. After his release from a POW camp in 1947, Fischer went on as a professor at the University of Hamburg, where he stayed until his retirement in 1978. After World War II, Fischer re-evaluated his previous beliefs, decided that the popular explanations of National Socialism offered by such historians as Friedrich Meinecke in which Adolf Hitler was just a Betriebsunfall of history were unacceptable. In 1949, at the first post-war German Historians' Congress in Munich, Fischer criticized the Lutheran tradition in German life, accusing the Lutheran church of glorifying the state at the expense of individual liberties and thus helping to bring about Nazi Germany. Fischer complained that the Lutheran church had for too long glorified the state as a divinely sanctioned institution that could do no wrong, thus paved the way for National Socialism.
Fischer rejected the popular argument in Germany that Nazi Germany had been the result of the Treaty of Versailles, instead argued that the origins of Nazi Germany predated 1914, were the result of long-standing ambitions of the German power elite. In the 1950s, Fischer examined all of the Imperial German government archives in their entirety relating to The Great War; the American Klaus Epstein noted, when Fischer published his findings in 1961, that in his opinion Fischer rendered obsolete every book published on the subject of responsibility for the First World War, German aims in that war. Fischer's own position on German responsibility for World War I has become known as the "Fischer thesis." In 1961, who by had risen to the rank of full professor at the University of Hamburg, rocked the history profession with his first postwar book, Griff nach der Weltmacht: Die Kriegzielpolitik des kaiserlichen Deutschland 1914–1918, in which he argued that Germany had deliberately instigated World War I in an attempt to become a world power.
In this book, concerned with the role played in the formation of German foreign policy by domestic pressure groups, Fischer argued that various pressure groups in German society had ambitions for aggressive imperialist policy in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. In Fischer's opinion, the "September Program" of September 1914 calling for the annexation of parts of Europe and Africa was an attempt at compromise between the demands of the lobbying groups in German society for wide-ranging territorial expansion. Fischer argued that the German government used the crisis caused by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the summer of 1914 to act on plans for a war against France and Russia, to create Mitteleuropa, a German-dominated Europe, Mittelafrika, a German-dominated Africa. Though Fischer argued that the German government did not want a war with Britain, they were ready to run the risk in pursuit of Mitteleuropa and Mittelafrika; the book was preceded by Fischer's groundbreaking 1959 article in the Historische Zeitschrift in which he first published the arguments that he expanded upon in his 1961 book.
In The Shield of Achilles: War and the Course of History, Philip Bobbitt has written that after Fischer published it became "impossible to maintain" that World War I had been a "ghastly mistake" rather than the consequence of German policy. For most Germans, it was acceptable to believe that Germany had caused World War II, but not World War I, still regarded as a war forced upon Germany by its encircling enemies. Fischer was the first German historian to publish documents showing that the German chancellor Dr. Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg had made plans in September 1914 to annex all of Belgium, part of France and part of Russia. Fischer suggested that there was continuity in German foreign policy from 1900 to the Second World War, implying that Germany was responsible for both world wars; these ideas were expanded in his books Krieg der Illusionen, Bündnis der Eliten and Hitler war kein Betriebsunfall (Hit