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Monroe Community College

Monroe Community College is a public community college in Monroe County, New York. It is part of the State University of New York; the college has two campuses. The college has off-site learning at the Applied Technologies Center, Monroe County Public Safety Training Facility, extension sites in East Rochester, Spencerport and online; the origins of what became known as Monroe Community College begin in 1960, when a well-known local physician, Dr. Samuel J. Stabins recognized the need to prepare students to work in hospitals and health care facilities. In 1961, MCC became part of the SUNY system, its program offerings were expanded to prepare graduates for employment, or transfer to a four-year institution; the college was lodged in East High School located at 410 Alexander Street. The location was condemned by the city as a fire hazard, which forced the school to make renovations. On September 9, 1962, the original campus re-opened with the first class of 720 students. Three years in June 1965, MCC became the first college in the nation to receive accreditation within three years of its founding.

Due to increasing enrollment, the college overflowed its first location's capacity. In 1968, the college moved to its present main campus on East Henrietta Road in Brighton. In 1991, the college announced plans for a second campus to serve a steady influx of students; the Damon City Campus, named in honor of longtime Trustee E. Kent Damon, opened its doors the following year in downtown Rochester, educates students in law, criminal justice, human services and K-12 teaching; as of 2010, MCC has served more than a quarter of a million people. Within the past several years MCC has welcomed the additions of the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Center for Excellence in Nursing, the PAC fitness and recreational facility. MCC occupies two campuses: the 300 acres main campus on 1000 East Henrietta Road in the Town of Brighton, New York and the Downtown Campus on 321 State Street near Frontier Field and Kodak Tower. MCC offers classes at the Applied Technologies Center on West Henrietta Road which includes automotive technologies, heating/cooling ventilation, precision tooling and machinery.

In addition, they train law enforcement, fire safety, emergency medical services personnel at the county Public Safety Training Facility. Today, Monroe Community College hosts a diverse student body and offers 83 degree and certification programs. Of the 41,000 students who take classes through Monroe Community College annually, more than 65 percent are under 25 years old, more than half are women; the majority of students are enrolled in degree programs. In addition, the college trains the area's workforce through open enrollment and corporate training programs, serving small to mid-size employers such as Melles Griot and large employers including Kodak and Xerox. Many students opt to take a "2+2" transfer program, in which they enroll in a program to earn their associate degree in two years with the intent of transferring to a college or university — the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, Saint John Fisher College, Roberts Wesleyan College, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Brockport, Nazareth College, or the Eastman School of Music — to complete a bachelor's degree.

Graduates of MCC have moved on to more than 100 different schools. In 2005, 2,680 people graduated from the college. Of those who transferred to another college, 62 percent chose one of the region's four-year colleges and universities. Of those graduates who enrolled at MCC to prepare for a career, 89 percent stayed in the greater Rochester area and found work in many local industries. Students maintain a regular newspaper, The Monroe Doctrine, which includes both a bi-weekly print version and an online version; the radio station is student operated and there are 57 student clubs and organizations for students to participate in. The Student Association, of which all enrolled student life fee-paying students are members, is governed by the Brighton Campus Student Government Association and the Damon Campus Student Events and Governance Association; the Campus Activities Board is the events organization at MCC. The CAB sponsors on-campus activities such as Fall Fest and Spring Fling. CAB brings in Guest Speakers to present on various current issues facing students.

Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs, has a chapter on the MCC campus. The chapter participates in the Honors in Action Study Topic and the College Project to remain a 5-star chapter. MCC offers smart classrooms, interactive videoconferencing capabilities, eight electronic learning centers, the Warshof Conference Center, dental clinic and dance studios, a new synthetic turf field, a variety of dining and restaurant options on campus. Brighton Campus is one of the few college campuses, nearly enclosed; the Brighton Campus, along with the Applied Technologies Center on West Henrietta Road and the Downtown Campus is wireless. In 2008, a 56,000 sq ft. athletics facility – the PAC Center – was added to the Brighton Campus. Unlike most U. S. community colleges, MCC provides residence halls for on-campus living. In 2003, the Alice Holloway Young Residence Halls opened on the Brighton Campus. Today, four more buildings have been added: Alexander Hall, Canal Hall, Pioneer Hall, Tribune Hall.

The college athletic teams are nicknamed the Tribunes. On April 27th 2016 the department of Education opened a fed

Charles Maude

Charles Bulmer Maude was an Anglican priest in the last third of the nineteenth century and the first third of the twentieth. Maude was born in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, son of Edmund Maude, of Middleton Lodge, Leeds, he was educated at Leeds Grammar School and Exeter College, Oxford where he graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1871 and Master in 1872. He was ordained in 1872 by the Bishop of Ripon. After a curacy in Leeds he served as the third incumbent at St Cyprian's Church, South Africa. After further incumbencies at Wilnecote, Leek (1886–1896, he died on 11 May 1927, aged 79. Maude was one of four priests brought by Bishop Allan Becher Webb to the Diocese of Bloemfontein in 1876. Maude succeeded Fr Neville Borton as Rector of St Cyprian's Church in Kimberley in 1877, having gone there with Maude upon their arrival from England, he left an account of the still primitive conditions that prevailed in the diamond mining town, still less than a decade old. Concerning the rectory, Maude related that: "We have a canvas house for our sitting room and a wooden one for our bedroom.

The floors are made of brick dried in the sun, but the legs of beds or tables make holes in them.""The church floor is of mud and so is dusty. It is a low building with an iron roof and when it rains we have to give up the service as we cannot be heard! But do not think we are badly off. We have a surpliced choir, 12 boys and 8 men, a choral service; every Sunday the church is crowded. It holds about 400. I hope. At present, too, we are without a school-house and are obliged to have both day and Sunday school in church."It was during Maude's incumbency that a church building was imported from England to be assembled in Kimberley. The foundation stone was laid in 1879 by Sir Charles Warren, his wife described a calamity which occurred as it neared completion: "Our new church which we were all looking forward to moving into for our Christmas services, that seemed to be getting on so nicely, was blown over by a whirlwind and is lying a pitiable heap of ruins…it happened one Sunday morning. Our people were having services in the Odd Fellows’ Hall stifling under the heat of an unlined iron building when the crash came.

Those who saw it say it was lifted three feet from the ground and dropped, utterly shapeless, like a street of cardhouses! And all our money gone, diamonds are down, times are bad!" The situation was however salvaged and on Low Sunday 1880 Bishop Webb of Bloemfontein dedicated the "re-erected'church-like' church" and instituted C. B. Maude as Rector of Kimberley. Ill health soon forced him to resign, he returned to England. Maude Street in Kimberley is named after him. Maude served subsequently as Vicar of Leek in Staffordshire; the Maude Institute was built and presented for use by St Edward’s Church, Leek by parishioners, as a memento of Maude’s vicariate, in 1896. Maude moved in 1896 from Leek to Shrewsbury in Shropshire when he was appointed by the Bishop of Lichfield both Vicar of St Chad's Church and Archdeacon of Salop. During his incumbency at St Chad's the church was fitted with electric light and a new organ, new parish schools were built, he resigned his incumbency in 1906 because of the weight of his other duty as Archdeacon.

He remained Archdeacon, while living at Swan Hill House, until retiring in 1917. He was during that period Chaplain to the Shrewsbury Borough Corporation for some ten years. Maude married, at Bloemfontein Anglican Cathedral, in January 1878, daughter of Alexander Donovan, of Framfield Place, England; the couple had no children, she survived him. Following his retirement as Archdeacon, he moved from Shrewsbury to Ludlow, where he lived in a house attached to Ludlow Castle. Locally he became Ludlow High School for Girls, he died at home after a long illness, was buried at Shrewsbury General Cemetery on 14 May 1927 after a funeral service in St Laurence's Church, Ludlow

String Quartet No. 15 (Shostakovich)

The String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat minor, Op. 144, was Dmitri Shostakovich's last quartet. It premiered in Leningrad by the Taneiev Quartet on 15 November. Like most of the composer's late works, it is an introspective meditation on mortality; the piece consists of six linked movements, all marked Adagio: The playing time is 36 minutes, making it the longest of Shostakovich's string quartets. Shostakovich told the Beethoven Quartet to play the first movement "so that flies drop dead in mid-air, the audience start leaving the hall from sheer boredom". An original recording of the quartet performed by the Fitzwilliam Quartet was released on Decca in 1976. Shostakovich supervised the production. Notes SourcesGushue, Ariane. C. Self-Expression Through The String Quartet: An Analysis of Shostakovich's String Quartets Nº. 1, Nº. 8, Nº. 15. Scripps College. McBurney, Gerald; the Soviet Experience: Volume IV. Cedille Records. CDR 90000 145. Matthew-Walker, Robert. Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos 11, 13 & 15.

Hyperion Records. CDA67157. Retrieved 2019-09-27. Wilson, Elizabeth. Shostakovich: A Life Remembered. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-04465-1. Griffiths, Paul. "Quartet No. 15 in E-flat minor for Strings, Op. 144". The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Archived from the original on 2016-10-28. Harris, Stephen. "Shostakovich: the string quartets, Quartet No. 15". Shostakovich: the string quartets. Parloff, Michael. "Lecture on Shostakovich Quartets Nos. 2, 9, & 15". YouTube. Dmitri Shostakovich: Quartet No.15 in E-flat minor, Op.144 on YouTube

Chrysler Europe

Chrysler Europe was the American automotive company Chrysler's operations in Europe from 1967 through 1979. It was formed from the merger of the French British Rootes and Spanish Barreiros companies. In 1979, Chrysler divested these operations to PSA Peugeot Citroën. PSA rebadged the former Chrysler and Simca models with the revived Talbot marque, but abandoned the brand for passenger cars in 1987, although it continued on commercial vehicles until 1994. Among the remaining Chrysler Europe assets still in existence are the former Simca factory in Poissy, the former Barreiros plant in the Madrid suburb Villaverde, which both serve as major Peugeot-Citroën assembly plants, the Rootes Group research and development complex in Whitley, now the headquarters of Jaguar Land Rover. Chrysler Corporation had never had much success outside North America, contrasting with Ford's worldwide reach and General Motors' success with Opel, Vauxhall and Bedford. Chrysler first established an interest in the French-based Simca in 1958, buying 15% of the Simca stocks from Ford.

In 1963 Chrysler increased their stake to a controlling 63% by purchasing further stock from Fiat. Chrysler acquired a 35% share of the Spanish Barreiros in 1963, it became part of Chrysler Europe in 1969. After failing to acquire an interest in the British-based Leyland Motors in 1962, Chrysler bought a 30% share in Rootes Group in 1964. Rootes was formally taken over by Chrysler following purchase of the remaining shares in 1967. In 1970 Rootes was formally named Chrysler Ltd. and Simca became Chrysler, with the Hillman marque being replaced by Chrysler on the UK market in 1976 and Simca surviving until after the PSA takeover in 1979. Although the original marques were retained at first, from 1976 British-built cars were badged as Chryslers, while the Simca badge appeared on French versions, though with the Chrysler pentastar, in some markets the cars were sold as Chrysler-Simca. Chrysler used the Dodge marque on commercial vehicles produced by both Rootes. In addition, in some countries, such as Spain, the Dodge and Simca marques would be used for other vehicles Spanish-designed trucks and buses and locally-built versions of US-market vehicles or local versions of Simca cars.

The company systematically retired the previous marques from Rootes, including Hillman and Sunbeam in favour of the Chrysler name. The Simca brand was retained in its native France, but the Simca vehicles themselves were branded as either Chrysler-Simca or Chrysler outside France. In 1969, Chrysler Europe closed a deal with French engineering group Matra Automobiles to jointly develop the Matra sports cars and subsequently sell them through the Simca dealer network. Following the introduction of the 1970 Avenger, Chrysler showed little investment or interest in the technologically conservative Rootes line-up, concentrating instead on the advanced front wheel drive Simca models instead. CKD assembly of various American Dodge and Chrysler models took place at Chrysler's own Rotterdam factory until its closure in 1970, Barreiros assembled the Dodge Dart in Villaverde from 1965-70, followed under Chrysler ownership by the revised Dodge 3700. In Switzerland AMAG had assembled various American Chrysler and Dodge models between 1948 and 1972, the most popular model being the Chrysler Valiant.

None of these models sold in large quantities because even'compact' American cars of that period were too large and fuel-thirsty to sell well in the European market. Inherited Rootes and Simca car models still in production beyond 1967 were: Hillman Imp and its various badge-engineered derivatives the Hillman Husky, Singer Chamois/Imp/Sport, Sunbeam Imp/Stiletto and Commer Imp van Hillman Hunter and its derivatives Hillman Minx, Humber Sceptre, Singer Gazelle/Vogue and Sunbeam Vogue. Latterly rebadged as Chrysler Hunter Sunbeam Rapier/Alpine coupé Sunbeam Alpine roadster Simca 1000 Simca 1000 Coupé/1200S Simca 1100/1200/1204. Van and pick-up versions were rebadged as Dodges for the British market 1976-79, all models were badged as Talbots for Britain after 1979. Simca 1301/1501 The first new European Chrysler was the large Chrysler 180 range, including the 160 and 2 Litre; the 180 was the result of combining two projects that were being developed independently by Rootes and Simca as successors to their largest models.

This was the flagship model in the Chrysler Europe range, it was the first European designed model to use the Chrysler name, which it was intended to establish as a premium marque above Simca and Humber. The 180 was intended to rival the likes of Audi 100 and Ford Granada during the 1970s, although unlike its competitors it was only available with 4-cylinder engines and lacked a prestige image, it was built in France, but due to disappointing sales its assembly was transferred to Spain as a successor to the Dodge 3700 in a market where protectionist trade policies guaranteed it some domestic sales. From 1977 the 180 was sold as a'Chrysler-Simca' in most European markets, after the sale of Chrysler Europe to PSA it was rebadged again as a Talbot. Launched in 1970 was the Hillman Avenger, a medium-sized family car which fitted between the Imp and the Hunter in Chrysler's British range; the model sold well in Britain but was less successful in export ma

2011 in UEFA

The following are the scheduled events and champions of association football for the year 2011 throughout the Union of European Football Associations. 3–15 May — 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in Serbia 12 – 25 June — 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in Denmark 20 July – 1 August — 2011 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship in Romania 2 – 9 March — 2011 Algarve Cup in Portugal United States Iceland Japan 4th: Sweden 31 January: The 4th highest transfer fee in football history was recorded, when Fernando Torres signed for Chelsea F. C. from Liverpool F. C.. Andy Carroll's same-day move from Newcastle United to Liverpool for £35m was the eighth highest fee received for a player. 5 May: Skënderbeu win the 2010–11 Albanian Superliga championship, making it the first time since 1933 that the club has won the top division of Albanian football. 18 May: Held in Dublin, the 2011 UEFA Europa League Final was an all Portuguese affair, with Porto defeating Braga in the final.

Porto earned a berth into the 2011 UEFA Super Cup. 28 May: Barcelona of Spain defeat Manchester United of England 3–1 in the 2011 UEFA Champions League Final. Barcelona was rewarded with an automatic berth into the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup, 2011 UEFA Super Cup and next year's Champions League. 26 August: Barcelona defeats Porto 2–0 at Stade Louis II in Monaco to win the 2011 UEFA Super Cup. Most notably, 2011 consisted of all men's UEFA teams competing in qualification for UEFA Euro 2012; as tournament hosts, both Poland and Ukraine earned direct qualification into Group Stage. The qualification season ended on 11 October 2011, with group winners earning berths into Euro 2012. For group runners-up, the highest ranked second team qualified automatically for the tournament, while the remainder entered the play-offs; as some groups contain six teams and some five, matches against the sixth-placed team in each group were not included in this ranking. As a result, a total of eight matches played by each team count toward the purpose of the second-placed ranking table.

The teams, other than the hosts, to qualify for the tournament included: Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Russia and Sweden. The German Football Association hosted the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, making it the first time since 1995 a European nation hosted the FIFA Women's World Cup. While the German nation team was eliminated in the quarterfinals, two UEFA nations, namely Sweden and France reached the semifinals of the World Cup. Both teams lost, however, to the United States, respectively. Goals from Sweden's Lotta Schelin and Marie Hammarström gave the Swedes a 2–1 victory over France in the consolation match. Considered the second largest international women's football tournament, the Portugal's 2011 edition of the Algarve Cup took place. While the final was not won by a European side, Iceland reached the final match before losing to the United States. Sweden lost to Japan. Barcelona of Spain's La Liga won the 2010–11 edition of the UEFA Champions League, making it the fourth time the club won either the Champions League or European Cup.

Barcelona defeated Manchester United of England's Premier League in the championship. The final was played at Wembley Stadium in London, making it the first time since renovations that the venue hosted the Champions League final; the entire knockout round of the tournament was played in 2011, beginning with sixteen clubs from seven different UEFA nations. The five largest leagues by UEFA coefficients had at least two representatives in the knockout phase of the tournament. Outside of the "big five", Denmark's Copenhagen and Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk earned berths into the knockout round, with Shakhtar Dontsk reaching the quarterfinals, before losing to eventual champions, Barcelona. Lionel Messi of Barcelona was the tournament's top-scorer scoring twelve goals in thirteen appearances. Bracket In the tenth edition of the UEFA Women's Champions League, France's Lyon won their first title, defeating Germany's Turbine Potsdam in the final; the final, like the Men's Champions League, was played at London, but at the Craven Cottage.

Bracket A ^ Including the Yugoslav First League, Dinamo Zagreb has won a total of 19 top division domestic football championships. B ^ Includes Manchester United's First Premier League championships. C ^ Includes Maccabi Haifa's Israel First Premier League championships. D ^ Includes FK Ekranas' Soviet Lithuania league championship along with their A Lyga titles. E ^ The Russian Premier League is switching to a 2011 -- 12 calendar; the previous season was 2010, there will be no champion crowned in 2011

John Miller (journalist and author)

John Miller is a Russian-speaking British journalist and author whose career focused on the Soviet Union. He was born in London to a Royal Air Force intelligence officer turned Financial Times staffer, he went to the Enfield Grammar School before two years of National Service in the Army, commencing in 1951, when he learned Russian and became a language clerk at MI10, responsible for intelligence on Soviet military hardware, in Whitehall. He began his long career in journalism at the Norwich Mercury in Norwich, in 1953, covered Wymondham and Brandon, in Suffolk. Having moved to Reuters in London in 1958, he was sent to Moscow in 1960 at the height of the East-West Cold War, among the big news stories he covered from Moscow were the Sino-Soviet split, the U-2 drama, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Soviet space ventures, the involvement of British and Soviet intelligence agencies, the Soviet dissident campaign. There his wife gave birth to the first set of British twins born in the USSR since the revolution and the family lived in a block of flats on Sadovo Samotechnaya, an enclave for foreigners.

In the early 60s in Moscow, Miller met Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean and Kim Philby of the notorious Cambridge Five spy ring, served as a pall-bearer at Burgess' funeral in 1963. His colleague in Moskau was Peter Johnson, chief journalist for Reuters in Moskau from 1962-1964. In 1964, Reuters sent him to their New York bureau but within a year he was back in Moscow, for the Daily Telegraph, they stayed there till 1968. From 1971, he worked as diplomatic correspondent for the Telegraph, he described the USSR as, “a rotten system... It was against everything – freedom, truth, property and more" and, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, "After seventy-five years of the grossest tyranny that prevented the emergence of a civic society, shattered institutions and attitudes associated with property and law, Russia is on the move; the rise from the wreckage of Communism is gradual and painful, but it is happening.” He quit his career as a journalist in 1987, his last job having been a short stint with the Sunday Times.

On retirement and family moved to Southwold where he served as town councillor for 14 years before becoming mayor in 2002. He has served as a Foreign Office national observer of elections in Russia, in 1993, 1995 and 1996, in the Ukraine in 1994 and in Kazakhstan in 1996. Miller collaborated on several books, including The Falklands Conflict and The Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff with Christopher Dobson and Ronald Payne, On The Day We Almost Bombed Moscow with Christopher Dobson, his Mikhail Gorbachev and the End of Soviet Power was published in 1993. His novel The Chamdo Raid is set in Tibet, his is the author of two local books: The Best of Southwold in Old Photographs. His book Spunyarns about the wonderful world of a beach hut in Southwold, appeared in December 2012. Published in May 2010 by Hodgson Press, All Them Cornfields and Ballet in the Evenings is a personal story about the vanished world of the USSR. For more than 40 years the USSR. was the centre of John Miller’s working life as a foreign correspondent.

He went to the Soviet Union at the height of the East-West Cold War and some of the most prominent stories of the 20th century such as the Great Spy Game, the U-2 drama, the Cuban Missile Crisis occurred while he was reporting there. The book contains details of everyday life in the Soviet Union such as shortages, dealing with the KGB as well as with bedbugs and cockroaches, living in a Moscow flat with a rabbit called Floppy, drunkenness and death. In July 2010, Miller's daughter Jane was awarded an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of her work on control and elimination of malaria in Tanzania for some 15 years. Campbell Doon. Magic Mistress; the Tagman Press. 2000. Page 278. Deedes. W. F. Dear Bill. Macmillan 1997. Page 266. Garland. Nicholas. Not Many Dead. Hutchinson 1990. Pages 7. Et al. Hastings, Max. Editor: An Inside Story of Newspapers. Macmillan 2002. Pages 98–99. Kron, Alexander. Novy Mir. February 1983. Pages 13–14. Lambert, Derek. Unquote. Arlington Books. 1981. Page 66.

Purdy, Anthony. Burgess and Maclean. Secker and Warburg. 1963. Page 15. Roberts, John C. Q. Speak Clearly into the Chandelier. Curzon. Page 53. Venter, Al. J. War in Africa. Human and Rousseau. Cape Town. 1973. Pages 132-146. Official website GB Russia Society article by John Miller Pushkin House article