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Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China

The Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China is the agency of the State Council of the People's Republic of China that regulates all aspects of the educational system in mainland China, including compulsory basic education, vocational education, tertiary education. The MOE certifies teachers, standardizes curriculum and textbooks, establishes standards, monitors the entire education system in an effort to "modernize China through education", it is headquartered in Xicheng District, Beijing. The MOE stresses technical education over other subjects; the MOE was established in 1949 as the Ministry of Education of the Central People's Government, was renamed the State Education Commission of the People's Republic of China from 1985 to 1998. Its current title was assigned during the restructuring of the State Council in 1998. Education in China List of universities and colleges in Beijing List of universities in China English Medium Medical Schools Ministries of the People's Republic of China Guozijian Ministry website Masterstudies.com - Global directory for master's degrees

The Norfolk & Dedham Group

The N&D Group is a mutual insurance carrier based in Dedham, comprising three regional property and casualty insurance companies which market personal and commercial insurance product lines through independent insurance agents. The group conducts business in New England, New Jersey and Missouri, wrote about $245 million in annual insurance premium in 2018. Founded as The Norfolk Mutual Fire Insurance Company in 1825, The N&D Group is one of the oldest mutual insurance companies in the United States. With its tagline, "Locally Grown Insurance," the company sells through local, independent insurance agents and maintains operations in each of its writing territories, informing a high level of understanding of the needs of people and businesses in the areas which it services; the published mission of The N&D Group is, "To provide financial security to its policyholders through an exceptional client experience, affording them peace of mind." As early Dedham, Massachusetts residents were establishing new farms and businesses, it became apparent that the community needed financial protection against various risks the peril of fire.

As a result, The Norfolk Mutual Fire Insurance Company was established by a group of prominent citizens, electing John Endicott as the company's first president. In 1847, it built an office building at 4 Pearl Street in Dedham Square. For the next 40 years, the building housed the Dedham Institution for Savings; the company grew and evolved with the industry and expanded to various states in the Northeast. The growing complexity of American property and casualty insurance brought new coverages, new protocol for storms, new product enhancements; some of these enhancements included the first comprehensive insurance packages, the forerunners of today's common Homeowners and Businessowners Policies. In the 1950s, doing business in 26 states, the group constructed its current headquarters building along the Charles River. N&D retrenched on its core business and now focuses on general P&C insurance in Massachusetts, New Jersey, farmowners policies in Arkansas. About 400 independent agencies sell Dedham insurance products.

The company employs about 150 people and manages $700 million in assets. The N&D Group consists of three separate mutual companies: The Norfolk & Dedham Mutual Fire Insurance Company The Dorchester Mutual Insurance Company The Fitchburg Mutual Insurance Company The group is a primary sponsor of the annual James Joyce Ramble, a USATF certified 10K road race, the largest literary road race in the country; the race takes place in the center of Dedham, the route runs by the headquarters building near the fifth mile mark. The insurance carrier participates in the Cristo Rey Network by hiring high school students as part of their work study program. Twice a year, the company conducts volunteer days in support of charitable organizations working locally to the areas the company services

Xestia stigmatica

Xestia stigmatica, the square-spotted clay, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in most of Europe, Caucasus, northern Turkey and northern Iran; the wingspan is 37–44 mm. Distinguished from other Xestia species by the broad forewing coloured greyish dark brown and the irregular broad dark band between the wavy line and the outer cross line. Adults are on wing from in August; the larvae feed on a variety of plants such as Rubus fruticosus, Urtica dioica, Prunus spinosa and Betula. The species was known as X. rhomboidea up to 1997. Since the taxonomic revision by Hacker in 1998, the name Xestia stigmatica is in use and was used by Fibiger and Skuhle in 2004 as well as on Fauna Europaea; the reason for the change is that Phalaena Noctua rhomboidea as described by Eugenius Johann Christoph Esper in 1790 is the double square-spot, but Esper's name had been misapplied to the square-spotted clay. Lepiforum Fauna Europaea UKMoths

Derek Sullivan (artist)

Derek Sullivan is a contemporary visual artist from Toronto, Ontario. Sullivan’s multidisciplinary practice employs drawing, book works, installation to engage with the legacy of modernist art and design, he is an Assistant Professor in Sculpture/Installation at OCAD University. Sullivan's art practice is characterized by its interdisciplinarity. Of the artist, Canadian Art Magazine writes, "employs drawing, sculpture, book works and installation to question familiar forms and genres to examine the links between one discipline and the next." Books and the act of reading have been central to Sullivan's practice. This interest was apparent in the 2011 exhibition Albatross Omnibus at The Power Plant. Editions and Presentation House Gallery in 2013 which are only two of the seventy plus Artists Publications Sullivan has produced. Sullivan graduated from York University with a BFA, he earned his MFA from University of Guelph. Sullivan has been the subject of several solo exhibitions including, The Missing Novella at Oakville Galleries in 2015.

He has been included in numerous group exhibitions including at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto. In 2012, Sullivan was a shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award, Canada's largest award for young artists, he was nominated for the award in 2009, 2011, 2015. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston Art Gallery of York University, Toronto Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Centre Pompidou, Paris Bibliothèque de France, Paris CDLA, Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche Getty Museum Archives and Library, Los Angeles MacDonald-Stewart Art Centre, Guelph Library & Archives of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa McCarthy-Tétrault, Toronto National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Perimeter Institute, Waterloo University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo Royal Bank of Canada Collection, Toronto Bank of Montreal Collection, Toronto TD Canada Trust Bank Group Collection, Toronto Private collections Davies, Jon; the Missing Novella, Oakville: Oakville Galleries, 2015 Hutton, Jen. Bookish in Belgium: Derek Sullivan’s friendly and formal “Young Americans”, Magenta Magazine Online, Summer 2011, Volume 2 No.3 Neville, Charo.

Ideas & Things. Kamloops: Kamloops Art Gallery, 2015 Twerdy, Saelen. Garden of Forking Paths: A Conversation with Derek Sullivan. C Magazine, Issue 113, Spring 2012. Pp. 22-29 Official website Artist Page on Canadian Art online magazine Artist Page on National Gallery of Canada website Artists Page from Susan Hobbs Gallery Artists Page from Tatjana Pieters Gallery Artists Page from Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran Artists Page from Galerie Emmanuel Hervé

Epidemiology (Community)

"Epidemiology" is the sixth episode of the second season of the American comedy television series Community, the 31st episode of the series overall. It premiered in the United States on NBC on October 28, 2010 as a special Halloween-themed episode. In the episode, the Dean throws a Halloween themed party on campus. During the party, a few of the partygoers become sick from eating an unknown substance, that the Dean mistook for taco meat, bought in an army surplus store; the sickness causes those affected to turn into a violent, zombie-like state that can be passed on through bites. As the study group try to escape, the Dean locks the doors; the episode was written by Karey Dornetto and directed by Anthony Hemingway, features the voice of George Takei. The episode's plot is a parody of various zombie and horror movies, with the infected students mimicking stereotypical zombies and various tropes of the genre being mocked; the episode received overwhelmingly positive reviews and was watched by 5.6 million viewers on its original airing.

Outside the Greendale Community College library, dressed as David Beckham, greets Pierce, dressed as Star Trek's Captain Kirk for the annual Greendale Halloween party. The pair walk inside, where all the songs being played are by the 1970's pop group ABBA and Pelton's voice notes to himself. Jeff confronts Dean Pelton, dressed as Lady Gaga, over the less-than-tasty food being served at the party. Pelton refuses to say. Pierce begins sweating; when Annie finds a doctor, they discover that Pierce is running a temperature of 102°F. While Troy and Abed attempt to court women with their Aliens-inspired costumes, the nature of the mysterious sickness takes a bizarre turn when Pierce bites Star-Burns in the arm; the main characters continue to enjoy the party, despite noticing that many of those attending the event appeared to be "high on drugs". Troy, who has by this time changed out of his science-fiction style costume and opted to dress as a “sexy Dracula”, calls Abed a nerd, hurting his feelings.

Meanwhile, at his office, Dean Pelton telephones the army surplus store where he purchased the party food and discovers he had purchased something other than food. Pelton is transferred to an army special operations officer, who advises the Dean to quarantine those inside the library and wait for the army to arrive. At the party, Leonard savagely bites a woman, Troy and Abed realize that they are in the midst of a zombie attack; the unaffected partygoers try to escape through the library's front door, only to find that the Dean has locked it from the outside, sealing all those inside the library with the zombies. The remaining survivors barricade themselves in the group study room; when Rich, the doctor who helped Pierce earlier in the episode, explains that all of the zombies will suffer brain damage and death within six hours, Annie insists that they need to help them, but Jeff argues against it. Annie suggests that they lower the temperature in the building to lower the zombies' fever and kill the virus, which Rich agrees could work.

However, the thermostat is outside with the zombies. The group bickers over the thermostat plan, after Rich describes the symptoms of a zombie bite, he begins exhibiting them himself, having been bitten earlier. Britta is revealed to have been bitten. Chang throws an ice skate at the pair in an attempt to knock them out, but ends up breaking a window and allowing the zombies to surge in and grab Annie; the group splits up. Shirley and Chang escape to a nearby bathroom. Jeff and Abed get to the library's basement, where they spot a window; however Jeff, not wanting his expensive suit to get dirty by going through the window, opens a door instead, letting in the zombies from the other side. Jeff is overpowered by the horde. Abed encourages Troy to "be the first black man to make it to the end" and sacrifices himself, allowing Troy to escape through the window. Once outside, Troy forcibly takes the keys from Dean Pelton and reenters the building to get to the thermostat. Abed and Shirley bite Troy, but he is able to reach the thermostat before turning.

After the air conditioning comes on, everyone is healed. The army arrives to "disinfect" the building. Upon discovering those inside are uninfected, they opt to erase everyone's memories. In the aftermath, the party-goers assume. In an ending tag scene, Troy listens to a voicemail message from Chang sent moments before his becoming infected, bragging that he and Shirley "totally did it"; the episode was written by her third writing credit on the series. It was directed by his first directing credit for a half-hour comedy series, he has directed episodes for The Wire, Battlestar Galactica, CSI: NY, True Blood. The following songs by the Swedish pop music group ABBA are featured throughout the episode: "Waterloo", "SOS", "Dancing Queen", "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!", "Mamma Mia" and "Fernando". This episode featured a special Halloween-themed opening credit sequence, unique to this episode. Series creator Dan Harmon stated on his Twitter account that he paid for the changed opening credits himself, as it wasn't in the ne

Five Guys in a Really Hot Garage

Five Guys In A Really Hot Garage is the final studio album by Mucky Pup. It was released in Germany under their own imprint, Mucky Records, through SPV Music in 1995; the lineup saw the additions of Jack "Hinge" Pitzer of New Jersey thrash metal band, The Beast, on guitar and Joe Mama on bass. Bass player Bill Bergmann was pictured on the album cover. Bergmann would remain the bass player for what would be the last several months of the band's existence. A single and video was released for the track "Short Attention Span". "This Ain't Workin'" "Short Attention Span" "Messed Up" "Jail" "I've Got A Plan" "You Know" "Why Can't You Be More Like Your Picture" "You're Gonna Get It" "Carter Farmer" "Straightman" "You Smoke and I Eat Meat" † "F*cked Up" † † indicates a track exclusive to the CD edition of the album. Chris Milnes John Milnes Jack "Hinge" Pitzer Kevin Powers Joe Mama Bill Bergmann