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Marilyn A. Brown

Marilyn A. Brown is the Regents' and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology, she joined Georgia Tech in 2006 after 22 years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she held various leadership positions managing programs focused on the efficient use of energy, renewable energy, the electric grid. With Eric Hirst, she coined the term "energy efficiency gap" and pioneered research to highlight and quantify the unexploited economic potential to use energy more productively. At Georgia Tech, Brown leads the Climate and Energy Policy Laboratory and co-directs the Master of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management in the School of Public Policy; these initiatives focus on clean energy policies, trends in the U. S. South, the smart grid, they span the triad of climate mitigation, climate adaptation, geo-engineering. CEPL is distinct in its analysis of climate change and energy policies using the National Energy Modeling System and other modeling platforms.

Among her honors and awards, she is a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for co-authorship of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on Mitigation of Climate Change, Chapter 6. From 2010–2018 she was appointed by President Barack Obama to two terms on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority. During her 8 years as a regulator, TVA reduced its CO2 emissions by 50%, brought a new nuclear reactor on line, modeled energy efficiency as a virtual power plant in its integrated resource planning. In 2019, she was a recipient of the 2019 Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service, given by the Alliance to Save Energy. Brown chaired its first board of directors, she has served on the boards of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, the Alliance to Save Energy, the Bipartisan Policy Center. She co-chaired the National Academies of Sciences and Medicine Committee on America's Climate Futures and has served on seven other NASEM committees, is an Editor of Energy Policy, serves on the Editorial Boards of Energy Efficiency and Energy Research and Social Science.

She served on the Electricity Advisory Committee of the United States Department of Energy from 2015–2018) and chaired its Smart Grid Subcommittee. Brown received her bachelor of arts from Rutgers University in political science and a minor in mathematics in 1971. In 1973, she earned her master's degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in resource planning. In 1977, she obtained her Ph. D. from The Ohio State University in geography with a minor in quantitative methods. She is a certified energy manager with the Association of Energy Engineers. Brown's books on clean energy policy, technology and economics include: Amory Lovins Benjamin K. Sovacool Efficient energy use Martin J. Pasqualetti Renewable energy policy

Saif al-Adel

Saif al-Adel is an Egyptian former military colonel, explosives expert, a high-ranking member of al-Qaeda, still at large. Adel is under indictment by the United States for his part in the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Kenya. According to the indictment, Adel is a member of the majlis al shura of al-Qaeda and a member of its military committee, he has provided military and intelligence training to members of al-Qaeda and Egyptian Islamic Jihad in Afghanistan and Sudan, to anti-UN Somali tribes. It is possible, he established the al-Qaeda training facility at Ras Kamboni in Somalia near the Kenyan border. Adel was accused of being involved with Egyptian Islamic Jihad and attempting to overthrow the Egyptian government in 1987. After the charges were dismissed, he left the country in 1988 to join the mujahideen in repelling the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, he is believed to have traveled to southern Lebanon along with Abu Talha al-Sudani, Sayful Islam al-Masri, Abu Ja`far al-Masri, Abu Salim al-Masri, where he trained alongside Hezbollah Al-Hejaz.

In Khartoum, Adel taught recruited militants how to handle explosives. Along with Saeed al-Masri and Mahfouz Ould al-Walid, he is believed to have opposed the September 11 attacks two months prior to their execution, he is married to the daughter of Mustafa Hamid. Since 2011, he has been connected with the kidnapping of the journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002, it was believed that his real name is Mohammed Ibrahim Makkawi. However, on 29 February 2012, Egyptian authorities arrested a man by that name at Cairo International Airport and it was discovered that he was not Adel. Adel's real name is instead Mohammed Salah al-Din Zaidan; the FBI continues to list Makkawi and not Zaidan on its Most Wanted poster. The Egyptian military has yet to release his files, but it is believed that Saif al-Adel is a pseudonym, his real name is thought to be Mohammed Salah al-Din Zaidan. He was born around 1960, he joined the Egyptian Military around 1976 and became a Colonel in the Special Forces as an Explosives expert being trained in the Soviet Union.

He fled Egypt in 1988 and made his way to Afghanistan, joining the small but well funded Maktab al-Khidamat, the forerunner to al-Qaeda. He became a trainer in Explosives to new recruits, would stay in Afghanistan after the war to train members of the newly formed Taliban; the leader of the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabaab, Moktar Ali Zubeyr, has said that Saif al-Adel and Yusef al-Ayeri played an important role in the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu by providing training and participating in the battle directly. Adel would join Bin Laden in Sudan after 1994. Several months before the 1998 embassy bombings, Adel was helping Osama bin Laden move his followers from Najim Jihad to Tarnak Farms; the group had begrudgingly agreed to care for the troublesome Canadian 16-year-old, Abdurahman Khadr, since his father was away and his mother couldn't control his drinking and violent outbursts. However, while they were in Kabul, bin Laden asked Adel to take Abdurahman to the bus station and send him back to his family's home.

In 2000, Adel was living in the Karte Parwan district of Kabul. On the local walkie-talkie communications in the city, he was identified as #1. On 9 September 2001, Adel was approached by Feroz Ali Abbasi, who said he was so impressed by the killing of Ahmed Shah Massoud that he wanted to volunteer for something similar. In early November 2001, the Taliban government announced they were bestowing official Afghan citizenship on Adel, as well as Bin Laden, Mohammed Atef, Shaykh Asim Abdulrahman. During the American bombardment of Kandahar, Adel was present and witnessed the deaths of Abu-Ali al-Yafi'i and his wife, Abu-Usamah al-Ta'zi with his wife and two children, the wife of Rayyan al-Ta'zi, the wife of Abu-Usamah al-Kini, the wife of Al-Barra al-Hijazi, arrested in Morocco before the Casablanca bombings. On 18 November, Adel was working with Abu-Muhammad al-Abyad, Abd-al-Rahman al-Masri, Abu-Usamah al-Filastini, Abu-Husayn al-Masri and Faruq al-Suri. In the early morning hours of 19 November, he woke them up just minutes before the al-Wafa charity building was bombed.

Phoning friends in the area, he learned. He learned that Asim al-Yamani, from Al Farouq training camp, the elderly Abu-Abd-al-Rahman Al-Abiy had run to the charity's headquarters and begun rescuing survivors and pulling out the dead bodies; the pair agreed the area was not safe, sent their women to the smaller villages, while they used their two cars to try and pack up their house's contents. An American jet bombed killing al-Yamani and wounding al-Abiy; as it was the third day of Ramadan, the group in Adel's house began to prepare and eat Suhoor, but were interrupted by a cruise missile striking 100 metres away, destroying an empty house belonging to an Afghan Arab family, a Taliban barracks. They gathered their belongings and left, fearing another strike. Adel went to the hospital, where he visited the wounded al-Abiy, arranged for him to be transferred to a hospital in Pakistan. After Adel was told by Abu Ali al-Suri that the American aircraft had machinegunned women leaving the city on the road to Banjway, Adel said that he would send aid.

A convoy of 4–6 Corolla Fielders set out to Banjway, followed by American helicopters. The Americans attacked the lead vehicle, killing Abu-Ali al-Yafi'i

Stark Street Bridge

The Stark Street Bridge is a 277-foot steel truss bridge spanning the Sandy River two miles east of Troutdale, Oregon. The bridge connects Southeast Sandy Street with the Historic Columbia River Highway and is one of only two western entrances to the highway. Karl Billner, awarded the Frank P. Brown Medal by the Franklin Institute in 1947, designed the bridge, supervised by State Bridge Engineer Charles H. Purcell. Samuel C. Lancaster provided overall supervision during construction. In his 1914 report, Oregon State Highway Engineer Henry Bowlby described the new bridge as follows: Located two miles from Troutdale, over Sandy River, near the Portland Automobile Club House; this bridge replaces an old wooden structure which fell on Good Roads' Day, April 25, 1914, dropping a 5-ton auto truck into the river. Consists of one 200-foot riveted, Pratt, camel back steel span, one 77-foot Warren pony, riveted steel span, with reinforced concrete slab floor, creosoted wood block pavement. Clearance above low water, 35 feet.

Bitumen-filled expansion joints are provided in concrete slab over each floor beam. Clear roadway, 20 feet. Live load, four 20-ton trucks in line, with two 20-ton trucks passing. River pier, 36 feet high above base, of the diamond shaft, solid web type, of reinforced concrete... Price of bridge, completed, $21,042.40. George H. Griffin, contractor. Will be completed, January 10, 1915. Smith, Dwight. Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon. Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 978-0875952055. Stark Street Bridge on the Historic Columbia River Highway – Stark Street Bridge Multnomah County Weight Restricted Bridges – Stark Street Bridge

St. Barbara Church (Grushevskaya)

Church of the Holy Great Martyr Barbara ― is a Russian Orthodox church in Grushevskaya stanitsa, Aksaysky District, Rostov Oblast, Russia. It belongs to Volgodonsk diocese of Moscow Patriarchate and was built in 1884; the church, consecrated in the name of St. Barbara, was built for the first time in the village of Grushevskaya in 1781; this church was wooden, a bell tower was adjoined directly to its building. In 1830 the church was transferred to a stone foundation; the second major repair was carried out 30 years after, in 1859. On August 1, 1876, the renewed church burned to ashes because of unknown reasons. In the following 1877 year, on the site of the burnt church, local residents built a prayer house and addressed to the Don Metropolitan with a request for permission to build a stone church, it is unknown when the construction of the new stone church began, yet it is assumed that the construction work took 5–6 years and was done in 1884: on October 21, the temple was consecrated by Dean Antony Manohin.

In the first years after the establishment of Soviet power, the villagers tried to protect the church from ant encroachments, divine services continued to be held there. In the 1930s the authorities managed to close the church, but not for a long time: in 1943, during the German occupation, it was opened again. At the same time, the altar part of the temple was damaged by fragments of an air bomb. In 1975, the villagers managed to bring the appearance of the church to its original form. In 1960s out-of-towners ripped the cross off from the dome, but local residents drove out the intruders. In the 1980s the church was renovated. At the current moment, there is a Sunday school in a library; the church building is cross-shaped. It has two chapels - the first one in the name of the Holy Great Martyr Barbara and in the name of St. George the Victorious. On the perimeter of the facade, the walls are decorated with decorative cornices; the central dome has four windows on each side. The belltower is square, it is topped with a drum and an onion above it.

Inside there are many icons, both written and renovated ones

Thomas Kelly (rugby union)

Thomas Kelly was a rugby union international who represented England from 1906 to 1908. He captained his country to a 19-0 victory over France at the Stade Colombes in Paris on 1 January 1908. Thomas Kelly was born in 1882 in Tiverton, Devon. and educated at Blundell's School. Kelly played Lock for Exeter Rugby Club and is the only player from that team to have captained England, he turned out for Devon County in 39 games between 1903 and 1910, including games against New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. In the 1908-09 match against Australia, he scored the only try against the visitors; as well as playing for Devon he played for the Lancashire County Team. After playing for Exeter he played for London Devonians, London Civil Service, Liverpool OBs and Harlequins. Kelly played only one as captain, he made his international debut on 13 January 1906 at the Athletic Ground, Richmond in the England vs Wales match. Of the 12 matches he played, he played his final match for England on 21 March 1908 at Inverleith in the Scotland vs England match.

Known as Stanley Kelly after his time at Blundell's School, he joined the Civil Service, working in Customs and Excise., England / Players & Officials, Extracted 22 June 2009 130 Years of Rugby History, Press release, Exeter Chiefs, 25 November 2002 The Book of Blundells, Charles Noon, 2008, Halsgrove