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National Audubon Society

The National Audubon Society is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to conservation. Located in the United States and incorporated in 1905, Audubon is one of the oldest of such organizations in the world and uses science and grassroots advocacy to advance its conservation mission, it is named in honor of John James Audubon, a Franco-American ornithologist and naturalist who painted and described the birds of North America in his famous book Birds of America published in sections between 1827 and 1838. The society has nearly 500 local chapters, each of, an independent 501 non-profit organization voluntarily affiliated with the National Audubon Society, which organize birdwatching field trips and conservation-related activities, it coordinates the Christmas Bird Count held each December in the U. S. a model of citizen science, in partnership with Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Great Backyard Bird Count each February. Together with Cornell, Audubon created eBird, an online database for bird observation.

The National Audubon Society has many global partners to help birds that migrate beyond the U. S.'s borders, including BirdLife International based in Great Britain, Bird Studies Canada, many partners in Latin America and in the Caribbean. Audubon's International Alliances Program brings together people throughout the Western Hemisphere to work together to implement conservation solutions at Important Birds Areas; the society's main offices are in New York City and Washington, D. C. and it has state offices in about 24 states. It owns and operates a number of nature centers open to the public, located in urban settings, including New York City, Phoenix and Los Angeles, as well as at bird refuges and other natural areas. Audubon Centers help to forge lifelong connections between people and nature, developing stewards for conservation among young and diverse communities. In 1886, Forest and Stream editor George Bird Grinnell was appalled by the negligent mass slaughter of birds that he saw taking place.

As a boy, Grinnell had avidly read Ornithological Biography, a work by the bird painter John James Audubon. So when Grinnell decided to create an organization devoted to the protection of wild birds and their eggs, he did not have to go far for its namesake. Within a year of its foundation, the early Audubon Society claimed 39,000 members, it attained a membership of 48,862. Each member signed a pledge to "not molest birds." Prominent members included jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. abolitionist minister Henry Ward Beecher, poet John Greenleaf Whittier. This society was discontinued, but the name and plan survived. Organizations for the protection of birds were not a wholly new idea. Before Grinnell's Audubon Society was organized, the American Ornithologists' Union, founded in 1883, was aware of the dangers facing many birds in the United States. There were, influential ornithologists who defended the collection of birds. In 1902, Charles B. Cory, the president-elect of the AOU refused to attend a meeting of the District of Columbia Audubon Society stating that "I do not protect birds.

I kill them."In 1895, the first Audubon Society was created. Cousins and Boston socialites Harriet Hemenway and Minna B. Hall, disturbed by the destruction left by plume hunters, organized a series of afternoon teas with other wealthy local women, encouraging them to avoid feathered garments, they sent literature asking these women to, in Hall's words, "join a society for the protection of birds the egret." That same year, they founded the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Over 900 women came together with Hemenway and Hall, across the country, many others were doing the same; these boycotts were successful, the efforts of the early society members helped bring about the end of the plume trade and assisted in the introduction of early conservation legislation such as the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. In 1896, Pennsylvania created their Audubon Society, during the next few years, bird lovers in many other states followed suit. St. Louis Audubon Society was established in 1916 as the St Louis Bird Club.

In 1944, the Bird Club became the first local Audubon chapter in the United States. The national committee of Audubon societies was organized at a meeting held in Washington, D. C. in 1902. 1905 saw the organization of the National Association of Audubon Societies for the Protection of Wild Birds and Animals. During this time, Albert Willcox provided financial support, more than $331,072 in 1905 and 1906. At the end of 1906, the Association had an interest-bearing endowment fund of more than $336,000 and an income from other sources of $9,000. Birds in the United States were threatened by market hunting as well as for the fashion industry. Pressure from shooting enthusiasts was intense. For example, great auks, whose habit of crowding together on rocks and beaches made them easy to hunt, had been driven to extinction early in the century. During one week in the spring of 1897, nature author Florence Merriam claimed to have seen 2,600 robins for sale in one market stall in Washington alone. By the start of the 20th century, the sale of bird flesh had never been greater.

The second great threat to the bird population was the desire for their plumage. In the late 1890s, the American Ornithologists' Union estimated that five million birds were killed annually for the fashion market. In the final quarter of the 19th century and whole birds, decorated the hair and dresses of women. Poachers killed game warden Guy Br

My Darkest Days (album)

My Darkest Days is the debut album by Canadian rock band My Darkest Days, released on September 21, 2010. The album has sold more than 20,000 in Canada; the first single, "Porn Star Dancing", peaked at number seven on Billboard's Rock Songs chart. Per liner notes My Darkest DaysMatt Walst – lead vocals, rhythm guitar Sal Costa – lead guitar, vocals Brendan McMillan – bass guitar Doug Oliver – drumsAdditional musiciansJoey Moi – strings, acoustic guitar, additional vocals Chad Kroeger – acoustic guitar, additional vocals Scott Cook – additional vocals Ludacris – additional vocals

Alésia (Paris Métro)

Alésia is a station of the Paris Métro on line 4 in the 14th arrondissement situated in Petit-Montrouge quarter. The station is located under the Place Victor-et-Hélène-Basch and its surroundings, dominated by the Saint-Pierre-de-Montrouge church, it is located at the intersection of Avenue du Maine, Avenue General Leclerc and Rue d'Alésia, between the Porte d'Orleans and Mouton-Duvernet metro stations. The line 4 platforms were opened on 30 October 1909 when the southern section of the line opened between Raspail and Porte d'Orléans; the name refers to Rue d'Alésia, named for the Battle of Alesia between the Gauls of Vercingetorix and the Romans of Julius Caesar. This station has been retrofitted with platform screen doors, due to the RATP working on the line 4's automation; this stop is featured in the animated films The Twelve Tasks of Asterix, in the chapter named Survive the Cave of the Beast. The choice of this station is due to the origin of its name, it saw 5,113,245 travelers enter in 2018, which places it at the 88th position of metro stations for its usage.

The station has six entrances: Entrance 1: pl. Victor-et-Hélène-Basch: first staircase at 230 avenue du Maine. General-Leclerc: escalator from the platform of the subway direction Porte d'Orleans in front of 82 Avenue du Général-Leclerc. Alésia is a standard configuration station; the platforms are separated by the metro tracks in the center. The walls are curved and the roof is elliptical; the platforms are being worked on as part of the automation of Line 4. Up until 2016, it was laid out in yellow Ouï-dire style with lighting strips, of the same color, supported by fake curved shaped consoles; the direct lighting is white and, contrary to most of the light strips of this style, indirect lighting. The white ceramic tiles cover the walls, the roof and the tympans. Advertising frames were cylindrical; the platforms was equipped with Motte style seats and yellow sit-stand benches. Since the beginning of 2016, the tiles and the lightning strips of the Ouï-dire platforms were renovated from 11 January 2016 to 30 June 2017.

Since November 2018, the station's docks have been renovated, fitted with platform screen doors as part of the automation of Line 4. The station is served by the Lines 38, 62, 68, 92 and the urban service Lignes de bus Traverses de Paris of the RATP Bus Network and, at night, by the N14, N21 and N66 lines of the Noctilien network. Roland, Gérard. Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton. Media related to Alésia at Wikimedia Commons


Techofes is an annual intercollegiate culture festival at the College of Engineering, Guindy in Chennai, India. The tradition began in 1948, it is a three-day event held in mid-February. Techofes'06 took place starting 10 February 2006. Techofes'07 took place starting 14 February 2007; the special visitor was actor the showpiece event was a concert by Vasundra Das. Techofes'10 took place starting 14 February 2010, it included a special screening of Aayirathil Oruvan at the presence of its director Selvaraghavan. Pro-nite saw a performance by Karthik. Techofes'11 took place starting 16 February 2011, it saw film making workshops with Sameera Reddy. Techofes'12 took place starting 15 February 2012, it included performances of Dhanush and Ajeesh of the upcoming movie 3 on opening night, a sumo wrestling performance and a live-in concert for composer Yuvan Shankar Raja. Techofes 2019 took place Starting from February 27 and ending at March 2. Kurukshetra Techofes Official Website

Le Roy, Iowa

Le Roy is a city in Decatur County, United States. The population was 15 in the 2010 census, an increase from 13 in the 2000 census. In the 2000 census, Le Roy had the distinction of being the second smallest populated incorporated city in Iowa. With the increase in the 2010 census of both Le Roy and Beaconsfield, they now share the title of being the smallest populated incorporated cities in Iowa. Le Roy had its start in 1880 with the building of the Humeston and Shenandoah Railroad through that territory; the city is named for an early settler. Le Roy's longitude and latitude are 40.877538, -93.593002. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.33 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 15 people, 8 households, 3 families residing in the city; the population density was 45.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 9 housing units at an average density of 27.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 6.7 % from two or more races.

There were 8 households of which 12.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 12.5% were married couples living together, 25.0% had a male householder with no wife present, 62.5% were non-families. 50.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.88 and the average family size was 2.33. The median age in the city was 56.3 years. 13.3% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 60.0 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 13 people, 6 households, 4 families residing in the city; the population density was 39.4 people per square mile. There were 15 housing units at an average density of 45.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. There were 6 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 33.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 16.7% were non-families.

16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and none have someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.40. In the city, the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 53.8% from 45 to 64, 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females, there were 62.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $33,125, the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $0 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,560. None of the population or families were below the poverty line. Mormon Trail Community School District operates schools serving the community. City-Data - comprehensive statistical data and more about Le Roy

York University Faculty of Health

York University Faculty of Health was founded in 2006. Led by Dean Paul McDonald, it is based in Toronto, Canada and is part of York University's campus of 50,000 students; the Faculty of Health, with 9,000 undergraduate students, 800 graduate students and 400 faculty members offers six undergraduate programs: Health Studies, Kinesiology & Health Science, Psychology and Global Health. Additionally, the Faculty has launched the Health Leadership and Learning Network, a continuing education unit focusing on various issues of interest including inter-professional care; the Faculty is affiliated with Calumet Colleges. The current dean, Professor Paul W. McDonald, was appointed in May 2016, his term started on July 1, 2016 when he replaced the inaugural dean of ten years, Dr Harvey Skinner. Internationally, the Faculty has collaborated with major institutions such as the Rajasthan University of Health Sciences in India, the Chongqing Public Health Bureau in China, in the Middle East; the Faculty of Health offers a range of undergraduate and certificate education programs, as well as engages in integrative basic science, applied research and knowledge mobilization.

The academic units, two colleges and Health Leadership and Learning Network form the core of the Faculty of Health's integrated model for linking undergraduate and continuing education programs. Department of Psychology offers courses taught by faculty who are internationally recognized scholars. There are evening and summer programs designed for working students who wish to pursue their studies on a part-time basis, a special program in rehabilitation administered jointly with Seneca; the undergraduate program offers BA and BSc degrees and the graduate program offers MA and PhD degrees. School of Kinesiology & Health Science offers an undergraduate program with two certificate programs in Athletic Therapy, Fitness Assessment and Exercise Counseling; the MSc/PhD Graduate Program includes three specialization areas: Integrative Physiology and Biomechanics and Health and Fitness Behaviours. The department was ranked 16th best in the world and 1st in Canada by ShanghaiRanking for 2017. School of Nursing prepares nurses for practice.

The teaching approach goes beyond the purely biomedical model to focus on the development of the theoretical and philosophical knowledge of human caring. The School offers three BScN undergraduate degree programs: Collaborative Program with Seneca and Georgian Colleges, 2nd Entry, the program for Internationally Educated Nurses; the School offers both online and blended learning versions of the Master of Science in Nursing. Planning is underway for a doctoral research training PhD program. School of Health Policy & Management offers a Bachelor of Health Studies program with three honours majors: Health Policy, Health Management and Health Informatics with 90 credit programs in same. At the graduate level, the school houses a unique MA/'PhD in Critical Disability Studies – the doctoral program is one of only two in North America. A distinctive interdisciplinary MA/PhD program began implementation in September 2009 with two initial fields: i) Health Policy and Equity. York's Global Health program is Canada’s first undergraduate global health degree.

The program explores global health challenges such as chronic and communicable diseases, wealth disparity, environmental degradation, government policy and human rights. The Neuroscience program is jointly offered by the Faculty of Health and Faculty of Science and investigates the development and function of the brain and nervous system. Health Leadership & Learning Network is the Faculty's unit for continuing education and professional development, offering customized and open learning opportunities, networking programs and consulting activities; the Faculty of Health is associated with Calumet College. Harvey Skinner, former Dean Faculty of Health Ellen Bialystok, Distinguished Research Professor, Psychology James Orbinski, School of Health Policy & Management and Director, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research Debra Pepler, Distinguished Research Professor, Psychology Dennis Raphael, Health Policy & Management Rebecca Pillai Riddell, Psychology Steven Hoffman, School of Health Policy & Management and Osgoode Hall Law School Lauren Sergio, Kinesiology & Health Science Michael Riddell, Kinesiology & Health Science David Hood, Kinesiology & Health Science Gordon Flett, Psychology Shahirose Premji, Nursing Laurence Harris, Professor and Director, Centre for Vision Research Joel Lexchin, Professor Emeritus, Health Policy & Management Official website