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Our Lady of Navigators

Our Lady of Navigators known as Our Lady of Seafarers is a devotional title given to the Virgin Mary by Roman Catholics. It is a widespread devotion in South America, specially Brazil, where the Our Lady of Navigators is celebrated on February 2 as an official holiday. Religious procession where the image of the Virgin Mary is carried take place in most coastal cities that have harbors, specially the large ones. Several churches in Brazil are dedicated to Our Lady of Navigators; the devotion started in the fifteenth century by Europeans the Portuguese navigators, praying for a safe return to their homes. They saw the Virgin Mary as their protector during storms and other hazards; the first statue in South America was brought from Portugal to Brazil. The theme of the "Virgin Mary as the protector" was used in The Virgin of the Navigators, 1531–36, the earliest known painting whose subject is the discovery of the Americas. Virgin of Mercy Our Lady, Star of the Sea Ave Maris Stella Roman Catholic Marian art The Virgin of the Navigators Our Lady of Navigators church Capela de Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes, Ilhavo pt:Capela de Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes, Parque das Nações

Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Campus Estado de México)

“Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores Monterrey, Campus Estado de Mexico is one of the campus of the “Insituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores Monterrey”. It is located in Mexico State. There are about 10,000 students between High School and Postgraduate studies; because of the student's number it is the second biggest campus in the ITESM system. It was founded in 1976, as It started with just 328 students; the founding project was commanded by the doctor César Morales Hernández, financed by the "Asociación de Enseñanza Tecnológica del Estado de México, A. C." and the initial installations were just two buildings. Nowadays the Campus is one of the most importants in the ITESM system, not just in the academic aspect but in sports and culture. In its 30 years of history, the campus had counted with seven General Directors: Dr. César Morales Dr. Raymundo Aguirre Dr. Fernando Sánchez Lara Dr. Jorge Ángel Díaz López Ing. Emilio Alvarado Badillo Dr. Jesús Eugenio García Gardea Dr. Pedro Luis Grasa Soler The Campus is distinguished since the beginning by offering a better education quality to their students to multiply the services that they offer through a social service that students perform.

Both efforts had been recognized by internacional institutions. Between the most prominent rewards they are: 1998 National Quality Award: It is the maximum recognition that the Mexican government gives to organizations that work for their everyday improvement; the Campus Estado de México was the first Mexican University of obtaining this reward. 2003 Iberoamerican Quality Award: The Award distinguishes between various Latin-American organizations and it Is given in the Ibero-American of Estate chiefs and Government Peek. Until the moment it has been the only Ibero-American University. 2004 Asian Pacific quality Award: This prize is given to organizations that belong to the countries of the APEC. The Campus competed with institutions and companies from different countries, such as Japan, United States and Australia, it has been the only Asian-Pacific University. The Mexican government, through the Social development Ministry recognizes that those businesses with a distinguished by extending to its community bigger benefits.

The Campus has obtained the recognition in the years 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. The Campus has obtained the “Cumplimiento Ambiental” reward, thanks to the work that has developed the Physical floor Direction, it counts the National Reward in Saving Energy in the Education sector. The Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México has the following academic programs: Three educational programs: Tec's Bilingual High school. Tec's Multicultural High school. Tec's International High school, it has twenty-three programs. Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechatronics Engineering Automotive Design Engineering Industrial Engineering and Systems Management Chemical Management Engineering Biotechnology Engineering Engineering in Digital Systems and Robotics Engineering in Electronic Technologies Architecture Industrial Design Communication and Digital Media Public Accounting and Finances Economy and Finances Financial ManagementIt's important to know that they count with international programs.

Eleven subjects and two doctor's degree. The campus has one of the most activate cultural lives in the ITESM system; the cultural program includes the premiere of at least two plays from the theater company of the campus per year. Besides, this campus it's proud of having the biggest art collection in the ITESM system, which includes principally pictorial art and sculptures, located in several of its locations; the campus is host of borrowed collections from other institutes, like the Cow Parade from Campus Ciudad de México. The campus is headquarter of multiple concerts of recognized bands and singers, like: Eugenia León, Café Tacuba, etc; the campus counts with the following sports facilities: American football and soccer stadiums with capacity for 15,000 persons with synthetic grass. Tennis stadium. Tennis and volleyball courts. Olympic pool. 3 specialized gymnasiums. Gymnasium with capacity for 1,500 people and hardwood court. Climbing wall; the campus directive office has focused a lot in infusing sports like a basic need and costume in the daily life and culture of the students, thanks to this, the university is well known for its great achievements in the whole sportive area and considered one of the most successful.

Between its students and ex-students, four are well-known: Fernando Platas, silver Olympic medalist in diving during the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics. Juan Ignacio Reyes, Paralympics’ multi-golden medalist in swimming during Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics. Alejandro Cárdenas, Olympic runner of 400m plans. Joel Sánchez Guerrero, bronze Olympic medalist in 25 km march in Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics. By default, the most popular sport in the institution is the American Football, sport in which the first team is one of the best and most important from all the others in the national league, winning the ONEFA championship during 2000 and 2003, its cheerleading animal is a lamb, that's why the whole campus is better known by Borregos Salvajes - CEM. "TEC CEM". Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México. Retrieved 5 May 2013

The Delivery Man

The Delivery Man is the 21st studio album by Elvis Costello, released on Lost Highway Records, B0002593-02. It was recorded with the Imposters at Sweet Tea Studio in Mississippi, it peaked at No. 40 on the Billboard 200. The album had its genesis in a conceptual story written for Johnny Cash. Costello himself states: The Delivery Man started out as a story about the impact on three woman’s lives of a man with a hidden past; the story took the song "Hidden Shame" as its unsung prelude. Parts of the narrative ended up being displaced from the final album by more urgent songs taken from the news headlines. One of the songs moved aside was to find an ideal home on Profane & Sugarcane; the album features guest vocals by Emmylou Harris. "Monkey to Man" derived from a 1950s rhythm and blues hit "The Monkey" by Dave Bartholomew, "The Judgment", a song written by Costello and Cait O'Riordan, recorded by Solomon Burke on his 2002 release Don't Give Up on Me. The vinyl and United Kingdom compact disc pressings of the album included an additional track, "She's Pulling Out the Pin."

The album was issued the same day as Il Sogno. Shortly after its release, Lost Highway issued a deluxe edition of the album, including a bonus disc containing seven tracks from the Clarksdale Sessions ten-inch vinyl record, a collection of songs recorded live at Delta Recording in Clarksdale, Mississippi; the Clarksdale Sessions, subtitled "Delivery Man Companion," contained new versions of tracks from the proper album as well as an unreleased Costello original "In Another Room," and covers of the Bartholomew original "The Monkey" and "Dark End of the Street." Tom Waits has named it one of his favourite albums. All tracks written by Elvis Costello. "Button My Lip" – 4:54 "Country Darkness" – 3:57 "There's A Story in Your Voice" – 3:43 "Either Side of the Same Town" – 3:59 "Bedlam" – 4:48 "The Delivery Man" – 4:38 "Monkey to Man" – 4:28 "Nothing Clings Like Ivy" – 4:17 "The Name of This Thing Is Not Love" – 2:50 "Heart Shaped Bruise" – 4:07 "She's Pulling Out the Pin" – 3:22 "Needle Time" – 5:05 "The Judgment" – 3:58 "The Scarlet Tide" – 4:57 "The Monkey" – 2:34 "Country Darkness" – 4:21 "Needle Time" – 5:13 "The Scarlet Tide" – 2:22 "In Another Room" – 4:25 "The Delivery Man" – 4:57 "The Dark End of the Street" – 3:06 Elvis Costello – vocals, piano, tambourine, ukulele Steve Nieveorgan, accordion, Hammond organ, melodica, omnichord Davey Faragherbass, vocals Pete Thomasdrums Emmylou Harris – vocals on "Nothing Clings Like Ivy," "Heart Shaped Bruise," and "The Scarlet Tide" John McFeepedal steel guitar on "Country Darkness" and "Heart Shaped Bruise" Lucinda Williams – vocal on "There's A Story in Your Voice"

American Society for Public Administration

American Society for Public Administration is a membership association of 10,000 professionals in the United States sponsoring conferences and providing professional services to those who study the implementation of government policy, public administration, and, to a lesser degree, programs of civil society. Its annual conference is an important meeting for those interested in bureaucracy, civic engagement, program evaluation, public management and other public administration topics, such as budgeting and budget theory, government strategic planning, policy analysis, contract administration, personnel management, related topics. American Society for Public Administration was founded in 1939, following growing concerns about the management of federal government and the report of the Brownlow Committee, it was formally incorporated on September 13, 1945. American Society for Public Administration sponsors the journal Public Administration Review, Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, Public Budgeting and Finance, other leading international journals related to its over 30 working membership sections.

American Society for Public Administration was founded in 1939 by Louis Brownlow, William E. Mosher, Donald C. Stone, Charles A. Beard, Harold D. Smith, Luther Gulick, others. During its early years, American Society for Public Administration was housed in the Public Administration Clearing House in Chicago. Significant events in American Society for Public Administration's history include: Sponsorship of Public Administration Review since 1939. After a developmental grant from the Ford Foundation in 1956, independence from PACH. A move of the headquarters to Washington, D. C. in 1964. Establishment of the National Academy of Public Administration as part of ASPA in 1967, formal separation of NAPA from ASPA in 1970. Reformulation of ASPA's Council on Graduate Education for Public Administration to the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration within ASPA in 1970, formal separation of NASPAA from ASPA in 1975. In 1981, creation with NAPA of National Public Service Awards.

A 50th Anniversary Conference in 1990. Approval of the American Society for Public Administration Code of Ethics in 1994. American Society for Public Administration's membership declined from about 14,000 members in 1990 to 8,383 members in 2007. However, during that period the Society took "steps to address its most serious issues: attracting and retaining members, dealing with structure and funding, developing a coherent mission, strengthening chapters and sections, sponsoring successful conferences, enhancing its publication offerings, working with other organizations concerned with public administration and public service." American Society for Public Administration membership was affected by the tendency of government to hire local governmental personnel, the change from government provision of services to contracting to the private and non-profit sectors. However, the field of public administration is the sole academic field given the responsibility for areas ranging from government budgeting at the United States budget levels, community development throughout all localities and states in the United States, personnel management of all United States workforces, among others.

The presidents of American Society for Public Administration have been: American Society for Public Administration sponsors over twenty awards for practitioners and scholars of public administration, of which the longest-running are the Dwight Waldo and Charles Levine awards. The Dwight Waldo Award is presented to individuals "who have made outstanding contributions to the professional literature of public administration over an extended career." Recipients have included: The Charles Levine Memorial Award for Excellence in Public Administration is presented jointly by American Society for Public Administration and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration to "a public administration faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in three major areas of the field of teaching and service to the wider community." Recipients have included: Todd W. Argow Student Scholarship Award is presented to a student who has demonstrated academic scholarship and exceptional leadership potential in the field of Public Administration.

2009 2010 Salvatore DiGaetano Jr. 2011 2012 2013 Good Government Organizations Stone, Donald C.. "Birth of ASPA - A Collective Effort in Institution Building". Public Administration Review. 35: 83–93. Doi:10.2307/975211. Pugh, Darrell L.. "ASPA's History: Prologue!". Public Administration Review. 45: 475–484. Doi:10.2307/3110032. Pugh, Darrell L.. Looking Back, Moving Forward: a Half-Century Celebration of Public Administration and ASPA. Washington, DC: American Society for Public Administration. ISBN 0936678100. Dimock, Marshall. "ASPA at Fifty". Public Administration Review. 50: 288–292. Doi:10.2307/976877. Rubin, Marilyn. "Women in the American Society for Public Administration: Another Decade of Progress But Still a Way to Go". Public Administration Review. 60: 61–71. Doi:10.1111/0033-3352.00063. Official website

The Matches

The Matches are an American pop punk band formed in 1997 in Oakland, United States. The band is composed of vocalist and rhythm guitarist Shawn Harris, lead guitarist and backup vocalist Jonathan Devoto, bassist Justin San Souci, drummer Matt Whalen; the Matches have released three studio albums and are unsigned after their contract with Epitaph Records expired. On July 9, 2009, the Matches announced on their MySpace and Facebook pages that they were taking a "hiatus", saying that, "our time to start new projects has come". On June 17, 2010 Shawn confirmed to Triple J; the Matches announced a one-time reunion show with the original lineup in May 2014. The show sold out, as did a following tour in Australia; the band announced additional reunion dates and new songs in 2015. The band performed additional reunion shows in 2018; the band was formed as "The Locals" in 1997 by Justin San Souci, Matt Whalen, Matt Esposito, Shawn Harris. At that time, all four members of the band were at Bishop O'Dowd high school.

Matt Esposito left the band to enroll in the US Naval Academy, Henry Dietzel was recruited to take Matt's place. Dietzel remained with the band upon leaving he was replaced by Jon Devoto. In those early years, the band played ska music—creating songs like "People on the Block", "Studio 5866", others, their style started shifting towards alternative rock. Their influences included fellow East Bay punk/pop-punk bands like Green Day and Rancid, as well as more mainstream bands and musicians like Elvis Costello, David Bowie, The Who and Joe Jackson; the name "The Locals" soon led to copyright infringement complications when Yvonne Doll, the frontwoman for the Chicago indie rock band called "The Locals", contacted the band and asked that they change their name. The band gained notoriety for "commo-promo", or commotion promotion, in which they would bring their acoustic guitars and play outside various Bay Area venues as concerts for larger acts were letting out. In conjunction with Oakland's iMusicast venue, the band started producing their own shows called L3, which became a launchpad for many other Bay Area bands, as well as attracting such headlining acts as Link 80, Zebrahead.

Under the new name "The Matches", they self-released their debut album, E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals. Soon after they landed a record deal on Brett Gurewitz's Epitaph Records, although they had previously released the album E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals without a recording contract, Epitaph Records re-released it; the version released by Epitaph lacks the song "Superman", but adds the songs "Borderline Creep" and "More Than Local Boys" instead. As well as slight changes to lyrics on "The Jack Slap Cheer", the last untitled track. "Audio Blood" was featured in the video game Burnout 3: Takedown. The band worked with rapper MC Lars on the song "Hot Topic is Not Punk Rock"; the Matches' second album, was released on September 12, 2006. The album features work by nine producers, including Tim Armstrong, Nick Hexum, Mark Hoppus, John Feldmann, among other punk rock mainstays; the albums marks a change to more experimental alternative rock sound, as opposed to the pop punk sound of their first album.

The Matches were on the Vans Warped Tour 2007 supporting the new album. The Matches played the entire AP tour 2008 with other bands such as All Time Low, The Rocket Summer – Live Photos from AP Tour; the Matches were one of the many bands who played on the Soundwave tour in Australia late February and early March 2008. The group finished their third album titled A Band In Hope and released it on March 18, 2008; this album again featured the collaboration of multiple producers: Nick Hexum, John Feldmann, Tim Armstrong, Miles Hurwitz, Mike Green, John Paulsen, Paul Ruxton. The album was leaked on February 11, 2008. Harris wrote the following on the band's Blog in response to the leak. On July 9, the band posted a bulletin on their MySpace saying that bassist Justin SanSouci will be leaving the band; the Matches asked people to send in demo tapes of themselves in order to audition for the opened role of a new bassist. On August 7, 2008, The Matches announced that Dylan Rowe of Nashville, whom they met 5 years prior, would be their new bassist.

He replaced Justin San Souci at the Oakland Art and Soul Festival on August 30, 2008. "Wake the Sun" was featured on the Urban Outfitters Summer 2008 Soundtrack. "Wake the Sun" was featured on SideOneDummy's 2008 Warped Tour Compilation. The Matches were winners of the 8th annual Independent Music Awards Vox Pop vote for best Music Video "Yankee in a Chip Shop"; the Matches are on hiatus as of July 9, 2009. They played their final show to a sold-out crowd at the Fillmore on August 23, 2009; some members of The Matches have embarked on personal side projects. Jonathan Devoto performed as a solo artist on May 17, 2009 at Berkeley, CA, playing three cover tracks and four originals. Devoto formed the band Bird by Bird, which played their first live show at Blakes on Telegraph on August 21, 2009. Shawn Harris, along with Jake Grigg from Something with Numbers, started writing for a project called Maniac. Maniac has released several covers, a self-titled EP and, in 2010, they released their first full-length album, entitled Mania.

Dylan Rowe is touring with several bands as bassist, including: We Shot the

Chad (paper)

Chad refers to fragments sometimes created when holes are made in a paper, card or similar synthetic materials, such as computer punched tape or punched cards. CHAD is an acronym for Card Hole Accumulated Debris. "Chad" has been used both as a countable noun. In the 2000 United States presidential election, many Florida votes used Votomatic-style punched card ballots where incompletely punched holes resulted in punched chads: either a "hanging chad", where one or more corners were still attached, or a "fat chad" or "pregnant chad", where all corners were still attached, but an indentation appears to have been made; these votes were not counted by the tabulating machines. The aftermath of the controversy caused the rapid discontinuance of punch card ballots in the United States. Chad is sometimes used as confetti; the origin of the term chad is uncertain. Patent documents from the 1930s and 1940s show the word "chad" in reference to punched tape used in telegraphy; these patents sometimes include synonyms such as "chaff" and "chips".

A patent filing in 1930 included a "receptacle or chad box... to receive the chips cut from the edge of the tape." A 1938 patent filing included a "chaff or chad chute" to collect the waste fragments. Both patents were assigned to Teletype Corporation; the plural chads is attested from about 1939, along with chadless, meaning "without chad". Clear definitions for both terms are offered by Walter Bacon in a patent application filed in 1940 assigned to Bell Telephone Laboratories: "... In making these perforations, the perforator cuts small round pieces of paper, known in the art as chads, out of the tape; these chads are objectionable... Chadless tape is prepared by feeding blank tape through a device which will not punch a complete circle in the tape but, will only cut three-quarters of the circumference of a circle... thereby leaving a movable, or hinged, lid of paper in the tape."In the New Hacker's Dictionary, two unattributed and humorous derivations for "chad" are offered, a back-formation from a personal name "Chadless" and an acronym for "Card Hole Aggregate Debris".

Other etymologies claim derivation from the Scottish name for river gravel, chad, or the British slang for louse, chat. When a chad is not detached, it is described by various terms corresponding to the level of modification from the unpunched state; the distinctions are of importance in counting cards used in voting. The following terms apply when describing a four-cornered chad: Hanging chads are attached to the ballot at only one corner. Swinging chads are attached to the ballot at two corners. Tri-chads are attached to the ballot at three corners. Pregnant or dimpled chads are attached to the ballot at all four corners, but bear an indentation indicating the voter may have intended to mark the ballot. In How I Met Your Mother's Halloween specials, Ted Mosby dresses up as a Hanging Chad as he waits for his long-lost crush on a woman, dressed as a "slutty" pumpkin at a previous party. Bit bucket Chinese paper cutting recycling chad for celebratory use. Keypunch—Card punch Papel Picado Paper tape Punched card Recount Teleprinter—Teletype Snopes – Origin of'Chad' Word Detective on chad BBC News on chad Macmillan English Dictionary on chad Jargon file entry