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Dasman Diabetes Institute

Dasman Diabetes Institute is a medical research institute based in Sharq, Kuwait. It is founded by Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences in 2006 as a tertiary level center to prevent and treat local population for diabetes and other related conditions via a combination of research, treatment and health promotion. In mid-2000s, Shiekh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, the late Emir of Kuwait, put forth the idea of establishing a diabetes-focused research facility. Following this, the DDI was established in 2006 by Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences and was inaugurated by Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the current Emir of Kuwait. According to medical fraternity, the country is facing chronic diseases like diabetes, not the case earlier. And, in the past fifteen years the rise in the cases of diabetes is because of the change in lifestyles. So, to deal with it, DDI was established. For tackling diabetes at the grassroots level, DDI in partnership with Blue Circle, a voluntary organization - provides blood glucose monitors and its consumables at low prices for diabetes patients across Kuwait.

In 2014, DDI received official accreditation and recognition as a Referencing Collaborating Center for diabetes mellitus in GCC countries. In 2017, DDI collaborated with Prime Advanced Learning Institute to deliver competency-based training, education & consultancy across the GCC region. Dasman Diabetes Institute entered into a partnership with the University of Canberra in 2018; the partnership focuses on capacity building for spatial epidemiology in Kuwait and develop geographic information systems in the form of a Geohealth lab for combating the increasing prevalence of Type 2 diabetes in Kuwait. In October 2018, DDI signed a memorandum of understanding with French pharmaceutical company Sanofi to enter into two collaborative projects - “Kids and Diabetes in School Project ” and “Good Clinical Practices Training”In September 2019, DDI initiated the Zebrafish research platform with the support of the Kuwait Ministry of Health and in partnership with Montreal Medical International and the University of Montreal.

Research findings from DDI scholars are published in various international journals which can be accessed at ResearchGate and Hindawi's publishing site. But, the one of the most prominent findings was published in International Journal of Clinical Practice in the year 2013, it was about the first national survey conducted in Kuwait about diabetes and associated cardiovascular risk factors. The survey was considered to be the first hard evidence on the current diabetes situation in Kuwait; the findings were supported by a cohort study conducted an year earlier by the another set of scholars from DDI. The result of the study was published in BMJ Open; the Institute started a Postgraduate Master’s program in Diabetes Care and Management in 2011, in partnership with the University of Dundee School of Medicine. The program was concluded in 2019 with a total of 210 graduates across Kuwait. With the University of Canberra, DDI will offer a Graduate Certificate in spatial epidemiology from 2018 onward.

Platinum Category Award by International Quality Summit in 2016. International Genetic Disorders Prevention Award for the year 2018. Category: Most Innovative Research Institution in the field of genetic research - Regional. Qais Saleh Al Duwairi, Director-General of DDI

Painted Desert Community Complex Historic District

The Painted Desert Community Complex is the administrative center of Petrified Forest National Park. The community center includes administrative facilities, utility structures and National Park Service employee housing, planned by architects Richard Neutra and Robert Alexander as part of the Mission 66 park facilities improvement program. Work on the community began in 1961 and was completed by 1965; the complex contrasts with earlier Park Service architecture that sought to blend with the environment. The Painted Desert community used straight manufactured materials that deliberately draw a contrast with the natural environment; the most significant building is the Painted Desert Visitor Center, designed as a modernist structure that includes administrative offices. A visitor center, an auditorium, a clinic and staff apartments. Other structures include school and a Fred Harvey Company concession building. Neutra and Alexander paid particular attention to the division of the complex into public and private areas, using low walls to divide the Park Service service area from the central zone, setting the inward-facing residential areas at a distance.

Pedestrian circulation paths are used as defining organizing elements. The original landscape design used non-native plants. Removal of irrigation caused these plants to die; the complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005, was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 2016. Arizona portal National Register of Historic Places portal List of National Historic Landmarks in Arizona National Register of Historic Places listings in Apache County, Arizona National Register of Historic Places listings in Petrified Forest National Park

Alex Donald

Alexander Donald is a Scottish former footballer who played as a Right winger for Port Vale between 1965 and 1968, played for Derry City. Donald had a successful trial with Jackie Mudie's Port Vale over the summer of 1965, having joined in July he signed as a professional by October, he made his debut on 12 January 1966 in a 2–0 defeat by Bradford City at Valley Parade, in what was the youngest front-line in the history of the Football League – consisting of Donald, Roddy Georgeson, Mick Cullerton, Paul Bannister, Paul Ogden. He played 11 Fourth Division games in 1965–66, before making 24 appearances in the 1966–67 campaign, he featured ten times in the 1967–68 season under Stanley Matthews, before he was given a free transfer in May 1968, moved on to Derry City. Source

Hambleden Lock

Hambleden Lock is a lock with a long weir situated on the River Thames in England. The lock is on the Berkshire bank between Remenham. Built by the Thames Navigation Commission in 1773, the lock is named after the village of Hambleden, a mile to the north; the great weir is impressive and there are walkways over it from the lock to the small village of Mill End on the Buckinghamshire bank. Here is situated the picturesque Hambleden Mill, the site of a Roman villa is nearby; the mill at Hambleden is mentioned in Domesday Book, which implies there was a weir here then. There is reference to the weir, with a winch in 1338; the pound lock was the fourth downstream in the series of locks built after the 1770 navigation act. The others were built of fir. In 1777 a small brick house was built and Caleb Gould became keeper; this eccentric, who baked bread for bargemen, ate a dish of onion porridge every night, wore a long coat with many buttons and walked daily to Hambleden marking a cross on the ground where he reached, was in post at the lock for 59 years and was succeeded by his son.

There is reference to continuing use of the flash lock and winch at the weir until the middle of the nineteenth century. The channel downstream of the lock which takes navigation clear of the weir and weir pool was excavated in 1825; the lock was rebuilt in 1870 after years of complaint about its condition. In 1884 the new weirs were built and after public complaints the walkway was built to reopen the ancient right of way; the lock was rebuilt in 1994. The lock can be reached from the village of Aston after a short walk. From the opposite side the walkways across the weirs provide easy access from Mill End; the river curves round to the south, passing, on the Buckinghamshire bank, Greenlands, a large country house built in the nineteenth century, now the home of the Henley Management College. After the turn is Temple Island, the start of the Henley Royal Regatta course; the regatta is rowed upstream over a wide straight course of 1 mile, 550 yards. On the Berkshire bank are open fields and Remenham Farm, part of the village of Remenham.

The regatta lawns continue up to Henley Bridge, while the town of Henley on Thames stretches along the Oxfordshire bank. The annual Henley Festival is held on the reach, stretching between just upstream of Hambleden village and just short of the next lock upstream from Hambleden, Marsh Lock. After Henley Bridge is the Henley river front with boat hire and a landing stage for riverboat cruises. After a small wooded island is the larger Rod Eyot, Mill Meadows provides public open space on the Henley side of the river; the River and Rowing Museum is situated here. On the Berkshire bank the land rises steeply with a wooded escarpment hanging over Marsh Lock. Upper Thames Rowing Club Remenham Club Leander Club Henley Rowing Club The Thames Path stays on the Berkshire bank to Henley Bridge, is here in better condition for the benefit of the rowing coaches who cycle along it, it continues on the Oxfordshire bank to Marsh Lock. Since the 1940s kayakers and canoeists have used the weir structure for recreation.

In each of the four sluices a concrete ramp of about 16 deg has been fixed to the weir apron, on top of these a hinged steel plate is fixed. The hinged steel plate is adjustable between the 16 deg of the base concrete approx 28 deg; the adjustment of the steel plate is by pneumatic bellows installed between the plate and the concrete base. Jerome K Jerome wrote of "the rather uninteresting river residence of my newsagent - a quiet unassuming old gentleman, who may be met with about these regions, during the summer months, sculling himself along in easy vigorous style, or chatting genially to some old lock-keeper, as he passes through"; the newsagent in question was W H Smith. Caleb Gould's gravestone at Remenham has the elegy This world's a jest. Locks on the River Thames Crossings of the River Thames Rowing on the River Thames Kayaking and Canoeing on the River Thames Photograph of the weir with Hambleden Mill behind

Alex. Brown & Sons Building

The Alex. Brown & Sons building is a historical structure located at 135 East Baltimore Street in Baltimore, Maryland. During the 20th century it served as the corporate headquarters for the banking firm Alex. Brown & Sons, the oldest in the United States when it was purchased by Bankers Trust in 1997; the two story building, completed in 1901 and designed by the partnership of J. Harleston Parker and Douglas H. Thomas. Jr. survived the 1904 Baltimore fire. The building was modified on the Calvert Street side and in the interior by the firm Beecher and Gregg in 1905; the building was sold to Chevy Chase Bank in 1997. A plaque on the side of the building states: A thorough historical renovation of the building was completed in 1996 when it was reopened as a traditional retail bank branch; the beautiful stained glass dome the work of Baltimore artist Gustave Baumstark was cleaned and refurbished. The marble columns and the plaster moldings of the great banking hall were restored to their original designs.

During the renovation the original teller line was reconstructed. Such details as the design and placement of the freestanding furniture now in existence in the bank branch were designed to mimic the original furniture; the Alex. Brown & Sons Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Alex Brown Building, Baltimore City, including photo from 1985, at Maryland Historical Trust Historic American Buildings Survey No. MD-1121, "Alex. Brown & Sons Company Building, 135 East Baltimore Street, Independent City, MD", 10 photos, 2 color transparencies, 16 data pages, 1 photo caption page