The Museum of Bath Architecture in Bath, England, occupies the Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, where it provides exhibits that explain the building of the Georgian era city during the 18th century. It is managed by the Bath Preservation Trust; the Trust moved its own offices from Number One Royal Crescent to occupy part of the Chapel while the Whole Story Project was undertaken to reunite Number One with its original domestic offices. As of 2018 some Trust staff are based at No. 1 Royal Crescent and some are at the Old School House adjacent to the Museum of Bath Architecture. The museum includes a series of models, maps and reconstructions to show how a typical Georgian house was constructed, from the ashlar stone to the decorative plasterwork. Sections include displays of stone mining, furniture making, wallpaper, soft furnishings and upholstery. A model of Bath on a 1:500 scale gives a bird's-eye view of the city; the study gallery specialises in books on architecture including the Bath Buildings Record and Coard Collection.
The collection includes several works. A panoramic view of Bath from Beechen Cliff, by Charles Joseph Hullmandel and dating from 1824 shows Bath as a still small city, after its Georgian growth, but before the arrival of the railway and Victorian expansion. A later panorama by Joseph William Allen is of Bath from Lyncombe Hill, on the present site of 6 Carlton Road, includes a gabled house in the immediate centre foreground which still stands and is reputed to have been the house in which Alexander Pope once stayed; the building which houses the Collection was built in 1765 as the Trinity Presbyterian Church. It is known as the Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, it has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building. Museum of Bath Architecture
State Route 823 known as the Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway and colloquially as the Portsmouth Bypass, is a north–south four-lane divided controlled-access highway in Scioto County, Ohio. The highway, which runs from Sciotodale to Lucasville, reroutes through traffic around the cities of Portsmouth and New Boston to the east; the bypass provides better mobility within the local area for residents and has the potential to increase the economic development of the local area. In September 2013, the Ohio Department of Transportation recommended a public–private partnership to fund and build the highway. Construction began in June 2015; the highway was dedicated on December 2018 with vehicle traffic beginning the next day. The 16-mile-long freeway bypasses the cities of Portsmouth and New Boston by connecting US 52 east of New Boston and west of Wheelersburg to US 23 north of Lucasville. SR 823 begins at a partial interchange with US 52 and heads north, passing through the communities of Minford and Sciotodale before ending at a trumpet interchange with US 23.
The freeway has three interchanges with local roads: SR 140 near the Portsmouth city limit, CR 234 adjacent to the Greater Portsmouth Regional Airport just south of Minford, at CR 28 in Minford. The proposal for a bypass began in the 1962 which called for the construction of a 8 mi bypass designated as Ohio State Route 423 running north from Rosemount to east of Sciotoville. An engineering contract was awarded in the waning days of Governor Michael DiSalle's administration in 1963 which called for the construction of a 14.41 mi bypass at a cost of $19.1 million. This was promptly terminated in the same year when Jim Rhodes assumed the governorship with the engineering firm citing that the bypass would not be under construction within two to three years; the proposed bypass was referred to as a part of Corridor B following the establishment of the Appalachian Development Highway System. The project languished for years as the bypass was "plagued with problems" with the state prioritizing the construction of Corridor D.
It wasn't until 1998 that a $5 million environmental study was earmarked from federal transportation dollars. After three proposed routes, the hill alignment was chosen after ODOT conducted numerous studies concerning impact to the environment and local area; the bypass was constructed in three general phases. Phase 1 connects Lucasville-Minford Road near Rases Mountain Drive to Airport Road adjacent to the Greater Portsmouth Regional Airport on SR 335—this phase was scheduled to take three years to complete. Phase 2 continues the freeway from the Lucasville-Minford Road interchange to US 23 just north of Lucasville. Phase 3 continues the freeway from the Shumway Hollow Road/Airport Road interchange in Minford to US 52 near Wheelersburg; the freeway did not open for traffic on completed sections but rather upon completion of the entire project in December 2018. The construction cost was projected to be $429 million in June 2015, had a total construction cost of $634 million when completed in December 2018.
The state's share will be $1.2 billion over a 35-year period to construct and maintain the highway while servicing its debt. The entire route is in Scioto County. Official ODOT Project Site Portsmouth Gateway Group – construction updates
Julia Chuzhoy is an Israeli mathematician and computer scientist at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, known for her research on approximation algorithms and graph theory. Chuzhoy earned bachelor's, master's, doctoral degrees from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 1998, 2000, 2004 respectively, her dissertation, on approximation algorithms, was supervised by Seffi Naor. She has been at the Toyota Technological Institute since 2007, holds a position in the Computer Science Department of the University of Chicago. Chuzhoy won the best paper award at the 2012 Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science for her paper with Shi Li on approximating the problem of connecting many given pairs of vertices in a graph by edge-disjoint paths, she is known for her work showing a polynomial relation between the size of a grid graph minor of a graph and its treewidth. This connection between these two graph properties is a key component of the Robertson–Seymour theorem, is related to Halin's grid theorem for infinite graphs, underlies the theory of bidimensionality for graph approximation algorithms.
The Centro Asturiano is a historic site in Ybor City, Florida. It is located at 1913 Nebraska Avenue. On July 24, 1974, it was added to the U. S. National Register of Historic Places, it was designed by Tampa architect M. Leo Elliott; the Centro Asturiano de Tampa is a social club for immigrants and the descendants of immigrants from Asturias, Spain. A hospital and health insurance all came with membership, the purpose of the club was to take care of members from before birth until after they died. Membership declined following the close of the hospital in 1990; the hospital was renovated in 2005 to provide affordable housing for seniors. All that remains of the old Centro is the cemetery; the Centro is one of many Centros Asturianos that span Spain, the US, the world. In the late 1880s most of the traffic from Spain to the Americas consisted of bachelors going to Havana, Cuba looking for work; those men who were married immigrated alone, only to send for their families once well established in their new homeland.
In Havana, there were many organizations, representing various regions of Spain, whose sole mission was to provide health assistance and “a little taste of home” for their members. The Centro Asturiano de La Habana was founded on May 2, 1886 to provide medical assistance, social activities and recreational opportunities; the cigar industry soon established many factories in Tampa that brought a wave of new immigrants from Spain, but from Cuba. At the time, US immigration law restricted immigration from Europe, but not from Cuba. Antonio Gonzales Prado, the first president of the Havana club, traveled to Tampa at the end of the century and was appointed chair of a committee whose purpose was to rectify the problem of no health care for the cigar workers. A social club established in Tampa, El Centro Español de Tampa, made a brief but unsuccessful attempt at creating a health care system. Approval from the parent club in Havana for the new branch was crucial. Cigar manufacturers, local doctors and pharmacists had formed the Latin Medical Association to prevent the new club's creation.
The name of the club was official changed to The Centro Asturiano de Tampa, Inc. in 1968. La Delegation De Centro Asturiano De La Havana en Tampa received a charter in 1907, but did not own the building or the hospital; the owner was El Centro Asturiano de la Havana, A corporation under the Laws of the Republic of Cuba. At a meeting on March 24, 1902, Dr. G. H. Altree volunteered to be medical director for the new club, he offered the use of his sanitarium to Centro members in need of medical attention. By 1903, the society had grown so large that hotel space was leased to keep up with the growing medical needs until the first Covadonga Sanitarium was opened in 1905. In 1927, a Second Covadonga Hospital was opened. Keeping with the Catholic membership of the club, both buildings were named after the Virgin of Covadonga, an appearance of the Virgin Mary associated with the Iberian Reconquista. In 1956, the Centro Asturiano Hospital, Inc. was chartered and all facilities transferred to the new corporation.
This was done so the hospital could qualify for federal grants from private corporations. Two cemeteries were established for members of their families; the "Old" Centro Asturiano Cemetery was established in 1904 after the cemetery land was donated for the club's use by the city of Tampa. The club had inquired about the possibility of buying the land but it remains owned and maintained by the city, it is located in the Ybor City neighborhood at 2504 E.21st Avenue Among the 601 interred at the Old Centro Asturiano Cemetery is club founder Antonio Gonzales Prado, buried there in 1904. In 1942 the much larger Centro Asturiano Memorial Park was established, it is located along Tampa's eastern border, just outside city limits and north of the Grant Park neighborhood at 5400 East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Here, over 2,300 deceased are buried or laid to rest in the mausoleum, added in 1970 and subsequently enlarged in 1998. Among them is U. S. Marine Corps First Lieutenant Baldomero Lopez, who gave his own life to save fellow soldiers during the Korean War, a sacrifice for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Lopez's valor is remembered with several monuments, including a state nursing home, a military resupply ship, a nearby Seffner school which are named in his honor, as well as an engraved memorial erected by the Centro Asturiano near the entrance to the Memorial Park Cemetery. The'OLD' Centro Asturiano Cemetery is located at 3698 N. Ola Avenue, located within the Woodlawn Cemetery on the eastern side and it is maintained by the City of Tampa Parks Department; this is at the corner of Ola and Indiana Avenues in the north Tampa Heights neighborhood and it is still there today but no new burials are allowed. Please note that the address of 2504 E. 21st Avenue is the "OLD" Centro Espanol Cemetery and not the "OLD" Centro Asturiano Cemetery. They both served Spanish immigrants along with the Centro Asturiano Memorial Park of today located at 5400 E Martin Luther King Blvd, Tampa, FL. Membership declined following the close of the hospital in 1990; the main focus of the club has shifted from medical care, its original purpose, to preserving the history of the club and its members and to a more social function.
RFPIO is a owned developer of cloud-based software that automates and streamlines the process of responding to a request for proposal based in Beaverton, Oregon. The company maintains a development office in Coimbatore, India. Founded in 2015, the company has expanded and now has more than 60,000 users worldwide after tripling its user base in 2019. RFPIO software has supported more than $20 billion in RFP responses; the company was founded in 2015 by Ganesh Shankar, AJ Sunder, Sankar Lagudu to streamline RFP processes for mid-to-large enterprises. RFPIO was formed in response to the problems Shankar and his colleagues experienced gathering information and compiling responses for RFPs and being unable to find a suitable automation solution. By developing a cloud-based proposal management system, Shankar aimed to simplify and automate the RFP process and make it easier for cross-functional teams to collaborate; the company experienced rapid growth from the outset and reported having 50 employees in Oregon and India at the end of 2018.
On October 2, 2018, the company obtained its first patent involving the conversion and presentation of proposal documents in a user-friendly format. US patent 10089285, "Method to automatically convert proposal documents" In February 2019, Express Scripts selected the RFPIO response management platform as part of a long-term business transformation initiative. RFPIO reported over 250% growth and more than 125 employees by the end of 2019. RFPIO’s first round of funding was secured in 2016 through Portland-based investment firm Elevate Capital and from the angel investment group TiE Oregon. In October 2016, RFPIO received $100,000 at the Bend Venture Conference for the company’s performance in the Growth Stage competition. In December 2016, Stephen Marsh, founder of Smarsh, whose company was an early customer of RFPIO, invested $500,000 in the company through his investment vehicle Archivist Capital. In July 2018, the company secured a $25 million funding round from private equity firm K1 Investment Management to accelerate growth and cashed out some of its early investors.
This produced significant returns. RFPIO’s cloud-based software incorporates artificial intelligence, project management and collaboration capabilities and integrates with common sales management applications to help companies respond to RFPs. Companies using RFPIO include Adobe, Britannica Digital Learning, DTI Global, Express Scripts, Google Cloud, LinkedIn, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Smarsh and others from across multiple industry segments. List of companies based in Oregon
Said Bahaji, was a citizen of Germany, electrical engineer, an alleged member of the Hamburg cell that provided money and material support to the perpetrators of the September 11 attacks. He was a German citizen, was born to a Moroccan father and a German mother in 1975; the family moved to Morocco. He came to Hamburg in 1995, he enrolled in an electrical engineering program at a technical university in 1996. He spent five months in the German army and received a medical discharge, he lived in a student home during the weekdays and he spent weekends with his aunt, Barbara Arens. Both of them loved computers, he called her his "high-tech aunt", she saw. She put an end to the weekend visits. On November 1, 1998, he moved into an apartment in Germany with future hijackers Mohamed Atta and Ramzi bin al-Shibh; the Hamburg cell was born at this apartment. They met three or four times a week to discuss their anti-American feelings and plot possible attacks. Many al-Qaeda members lived in this apartment at various times, including hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi, Zakariya Essabar, others.
He served as the group's Internet expert. He had been under investigation by German intelligence for his connections with Mohammed Haydar Zammar, a radical Islamic cleric. Through this, German intelligence was able to learn some of the activities of Atta and others, but the investigation was dropped for lack of evidence. In October 1999, he got married at the Al-Quds Mosque in Hamburg. Atta, Shehhi and bin al-Shibh all attended his wedding. In late 1999, Shehhi and bin al-Shibh decided to travel to Chechnya to fight against the Russians, but were convinced by Khalid al-Masri and Mohamedou Ould Slahi at the last minute to change their plans, they instead traveled to Afghanistan to train for terrorist attacks. There are conflicting reports as to; when the group returned to Germany, he was put on a border patrol watch list. He told his employer in June 2001 that he was going to an internship for a software company in Pakistan, his aunt, Barbara Arens, says that she was suspicious and that she went to the police and pleaded to them "to do something."
She says. Al-Qaeda leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told him in August that if he wanted to go to Afghanistan, he should go in the next few weeks, because it would soon become more difficult, he left Germany on September 4, 2001, just a week before the attacks, flew to Karachi via Istanbul. He and cohort Ramzi bin al-Shibh were charged with 5,000 counts of murder by German officials. Bin al-Shibh was arrested on September 11, 2002. During the October 2009, Pakistan military operation against terrorists in South Waziristan, his German passport was found in a captured militant town. In August 2017, the Associated Press reported that al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri revealed in an audio message that Bahaji had died but did not say how, when, or where he was killed. In a list published by the United Nations Security Council of people and entities against whom there are sanctions, Bahaji is said to be "reportedly deceased in September 2013 in the Afghanistan/Pakistan border area." The Final 9/11 Commission Report Tracking the Threat.com Interpol red notice on Bahaji Interpol notice of UN sanction on Bahaji Wanted poster on Bahaji at the Defense Intelligence Agency, in jpg format