Peking University is a major research university in Beijing, a member of the elite C9 League of Chinese universities. The first modern national university established in China, it was founded during the late Qing Dynasty in 1898 as the Imperial University of Peking and was the successor of the Guozijian, or Imperial College; the university's English name retains the older transliteration of "Beijing", superseded in most other contexts. Throughout its history, Peking University has played an important role "at the center of major intellectual movements" in China. Starting from the early 1920s, the university became a center for China's emerging progressive movements. Faculty and students held important roles in originating the New Culture Movement, the May Fourth Movement protests, other significant cultural and sociopolitical events, to the extent that the university's history has been tied to that of modern China. Peking University has educated and hosted many prominent modern Chinese figures, including Mao Zedong, Lu Xun, Gu Hongming, Hu Shih, Mao Dun, Li Dazhao, Chen Duxiu, the current Premier Li Keqiang.
It hosts one of the only undergraduate liberal arts colleges in Asia. It is a Class A institution under the national Double First Class University program. Peking University's faculty includes 76 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 19 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 25 members of the World Academy of Sciences. Peking University Library is one of the largest libraries in the world with over 8 million volumes; the university operates the PKU Hall, a professional performing arts centers, the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Arts and Archaeology. Peking University's affiliated Founder Corporation is the largest university-affiliated company in China, with total assets valued at 239.3 billion renminbi as of 2016. Peking University is renowned for its campus grounds and the beauty of its traditional Chinese architecture. From its establishment on July 3, 1898, the school was known as the Imperial University of Peking; the school was established to replace the Taixue the Guozijian, or Imperial College, as part of the Hundred Days' Reform initiated by the Guangxu Emperor.
Liang Qichao drafted the University's organising regulations. The university was authorised to supervise all provincial schools. Sun Jianai, who served as the minister of the Ministry of Personnel under the Qing court, was appointed to manage the university. Recommended by Li Hongzhang, Emperor Guangxu appointed American missionary William Alexander Parson Martin to serve as the dean of Department of Western Learning; the Guangxu Emperor's reform initiatives were intensely opposed by powerful conservatives of the Qing court. On Sep 21,1898, Empress Dowager Cixi, with support from conservatives, abruptly ended the Hundred Days' Reform and put Guangxu under house arrest at Zhongnanhai. Cixi's coup d'état was followed by immediate rescinding of all policies and laws enacted by Guangxu and his reform-minded supporters, the Imperial University of Peking was the only part of the reform that survived. In 1900, the university was paralyzed by the Boxer Rebellion in the year, the "Eight-Power Allied Forces" entered Beijing and the university's operating was continually suspended.
In 1902, "Jingshitongwenguan", a school established by the Qing court in 1862 for foreign language learning was incorporated into the Imperial University of Peking. In 1904, the university sent 47 students to study abroad, which marked the first time for Chinese higher education institution to send students to foreign countries. Following the Xinhai Revolution, the Imperial University of Peking was renamed "Government University of Peking" in 1912 and "National University of Peking" in 1919; the noted scholar Cai Yuanpei was appointed president on January 4, 1917, helped transform Peking University into the country's largest institution of higher learning, with 14 departments and an enrollment of more than 2,000 students. President Cai, inspired by the German model of academic freedom, introduced faculty governance and democratic management to the university. Cai recruited an intellectually diverse faculty that included some of the most prominent figures in the progressive New Culture Movement, including Hu Shih, Liu Banlong, Ma Yinchu, Li Dazhao, Chen Duxiu, Lu Xun and Liang Shuming.
Meanwhile, leading conservatives Gu Hongming and Huang Kan taught at the university. A firm supporter for freedom of thought, Cai advocated for educational independence and resigned several times protesting the government's policy and interference. On May 1, 1919, some students of Peking University learned that the Treaty of Versailles would allow Japan to receive Germany's colonising rights in Shandong province. An assembly at Peking University that included these students and representatives from other universities in Beijing was organised. On May 4, students from thirteen universities marched to Tiananmen to protest the terms of Treaty of Versailles, demanded the Beiyang government to refuse to sign the treaty. Demonstrators demanded the immediate resignation of three officials: Cao Rulin, Minister of the Ministry of Transportation, Zhang Zongxiang, China's Ambassador to Japan and Lu Zongyu, Minister of Currency, who they believed were in cooperation with Japanese; the protest ended up with some protesters being beaten and arrested, Cao Rulin's house burned by protesters.
Following the protest on May 4, students and merchants from nearly all China's major
The electricity supply in Brisbane has been an important part of the economic and social development of the city of Brisbane, Australia. In 1882, a demonstration of what electricity could do was conducted with eight arc lights along Queen Street in Brisbane, the capital and largest city in Queensland. Power was supplied by a 10 hp generator driven by a small engine in a foundry in Adelaide Street; this was Australia's first recorded use of electricity for public purposes. The first practical use of electricity was for lighting in the Government Printing Office in George Street in April 1883. In 1886, the Roma Street Railway Yards were using arc lights, in the same year, an underground cable connected the Parliament House from the Printing Office, the first of any Parliament House in Australia; the supervision of the laying of cable was done by E. C. Barton, who formed a company with C. F. White and in 1888 built a power house in Edison Lane behind the General Post Office with a generating capacity of 30 kW.
The General Post Office became the first consumer of electricity in Australia and Barton and White the first electricity supplier in Australia. Adjoining shops were supplied by overhead wires. In 1896, Barton ceased his partnership with White and established the Brisbane Electric Supply Co. which in 1899 relocated from Edison Lane to Ann St. In 1904 the company renamed itself the Central Electric Lighting Co.. Growing demand resulted in CEL building a new power station in William St in 1910 with a capacity of 1.2 MW, with the 0.5 MW plant relocated from Ann St in the same year and a further 0.7 MW capacity added the following year. In 1914 CEL converted to AC generation, DC being used until that time. In the meantime the Brisbane Tramway Co. decided to electrify its network, in 1897 it built Queensland's first significant power station at Countess Street, generating 0.9 MW @ 550 VDC, with capacity expanded to 4.05 MW by 1915 as the network was progressively electrified, as well as the construction of a second plant at Light Street with a capacity of 1.05 MW in 1913.
In 1925, the greater Brisbane City Council was created, from the old City of Brisbane, City of South Brisbane and various smaller Towns and Shires. CEL held the'franchise' for the former Brisbane and South Brisbane Council areas, when the BCC decided to take over the generation and distribution of electricity, it offered to purchase CEL in 1926, the offer being rejected. Council had taken over the tramways network with three small powerhouses, none with enough capacity for expansion of the electricity network. To be able to expand, Council decided to construct a new powerhouse, in 1928, the New Farm Powerhouse became operational; the station had an initial capacity of 18.75 MW. The Countess St power station was decommissioned in the same year. CEL opened the Bulimba A power station in 1926 with an initial capacity of 12.5 MW, this being expanded to 92.5 MW by 1944. The William St power station was closed in 1931, the plant sold to the Evans & Deakin engineering company. No longer able to expand its customer base in Brisbane, CEL commenced a program of rural electrification.
In addition to supplying the tramways network, the New Farm Powerhouse allowed for the construction of an 11 kV network to supply power for electric light. CEL had supplied these area under 10 year orders, but with Council having a new powerhouse, they inherited the new areas of supply as each order expired. By 1935, only the old City of Brisbane and City of South Brisbane were still supplied by CEL, with the rest of Brisbane supplied by the BCC Electricity Supply Department. Four initial 11 kV Substations were constructed in 1928 by Council at: Victoria Park, Lang Park, Victoria Street and Cairns St, Kangaroo Point. By 1930 they had constructed four more 11 kV Substations: Balmoral, Stephens and Coorparoo; these substations were supplied with 11 kV, had to transform down to 5 kV, the voltage that CEL had constructed in these areas. The primary purpose was to supply residential areas with electric light, as electricity was an expensive commodity, most houses did not use it for any other purposes.
These substations were constructed in accordance with the designs of long term City Architect Alfred Herbert Foster. He joined the old City of Brisbane in 1913 as an Architectural Assistant to the City Engineer, was made City Architect upon the formation of the greater Brisbane City Council. Harold Austen Erwood was Foster's long term assistant and successor, working as an Architect with Foster at the old City of Brisbane, from 1914 at the greater Brisbane City Council after 1925, until Foster's death in 1932. Erwood had to wait to be appointed City Architect however, was still waiting in August 1932. BCC changed his designation from Chief Architectural Assistant to Chief Architect on 30 April 1933. Reyburn Jameson was employed as an Assistant Architect from 1926-1929. South African born Jameson was employed as a draftsman by CEL from 1918-1920 and the City of Brisbane from 1921-1922. All three men appear to have been made Registered Architects from 14 June 1929, when the Architects Registration Act 1929 was enacted.
The substation buildings near or in residential areas were designed by Foster to fit in with residential areas, with similar
Electric Youth is the second album by American singer-songwriter Debbie Gibson, released January 24, 1989 on Atlantic Records. It is the highest-charting album of Gibson's career, staying at the top of the US Billboard 200 albums chart for five weeks, reaching number 8 on the UK Albums Chart; as with her debut album, Out of the Blue, all tracks were written by Gibson, she single-handedly produced six of the tracks. She was given half of the production credits on one track alongside Fred Zarr who produced the other four tracks; the album, like her first, contains bubblegum-pop songs, though other, more mature styles are touched upon. Electric Youth spawned four singles, the first being the biggest charting single of her career—"Lost in Your Eyes," which held #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks. "Electric Youth", the album's title track, just missed the Top 10, reaching #11. "No More Rhyme" followed, ending its run at #17, "We Could Be Together" charted at #71. In the US, the album was sold over 4 million copies worldwide.
Gibson promoted the album with "The Electric Youth World Tour" in 1989. In parallel with the album, she created an Electric Youth perfume under Revlon, various makeup essentials for young girls through Natural Wonder Cosmetics, one of her sponsors at the time, distributed throughout the US; the album inspired an original stage musical of the same name which premiered at the Starlight Dinner Theatre in Orlando, Florida. Dean Parker wrote Gibson co-produced. All songs written by Debbie Gibson. Side One - This Side "Who Loves Ya Baby?" "Lost in Your Eyes" "Love in Disguise" "Helplessly in Love" "Silence Speaks" "Should've Been the One" Side Two - That Side "Electric Youth" "No More Rhyme" "Over the Wall" "We Could Be Together" "Shades of the Past" CD bonus tracks: "We Could Be Together" * "No More Rhyme" *
Tunapuna–Piarco is one of the 9 regions of Trinidad and Tobago. It is the most populous region in the country by total population and the fifth-largest by total land area. Geographically located in Northern Trinidad, Tunapuna–Piarco shares its borders with the regions of San Juan–Laventille to the west, Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo to the south, the Borough of Chaguanas to the south-west, Sangre Grande to the east and the Caribbean Sea to the north; the region completely surrounds the Royal Chartered Borough of Arima, located in the south-eastern corner of the region. Tunapuna–Piarco is one of the most geographically diverse regions in Trinidad and Tobago, it features the country's two highest mountain peaks, El Cerro del Aripo at 3,084 feet and El Tucuche standing at a soaring 3,070 feet, which both tower the north of the region and the Northern Coast of Trinidad forming the a part of the Northern Range. Tunapuna–Piarco is the fifth largest region in Trinidad and Tobago accounting for an area of 527.23 square kilometres.
The region has 30 km of rugged coastline with the Caribbean Sea to the north. The Northern Range which covers 25% of the land area of Trinidad stretches the entire Northern Coast of Trinidad from the regions of Diego Martin and San Juan–Laventille in the west and through Tunapuna–Piarco to Sangre Grande in the east, is located to the north of the region and is the largest mountain range in the country, it is home to the nation's two tallest mountain peaks, El Cerro del Aripo and El Tucuche which both exceeds 3,070 feet and is considered to be a continuation of the Andes Mountain Range on the mainland South American continent, only 6.8 miles away from Trinidad. The densely forested peaks of the north are home to over 100 species of mammals and 430 species of birds as well as the Red Howler Monkeys, Capuchin Monkeys, Neotropical River Otters, Collared Peckaries and Red Brocket Deers to name a few; the nation's largest cave system, the Aripo Caves which are inhabited by oil birds as well as the country's highest waterfall, Maracas Waterfall at 300 feet high are located in the region.
The terrain consist of sedimentary rocks-schists and limestones as well as volcanic rocks in the east. Tunapuna–Piarco is sub-tropical for the most, but changes to being mildly temperate in the highest elevations to the north in the mountains where the elevation is about 2,500 feet at a moderately high elevation outside of the astronomical tropical zone where it is considered temperate land. Cloud Forest and heavy fog covers the mountains to the north while the rest of the region experiences cloudy skies and heavy rainfall with moderately cool daytime temperatures during the rainy season and dry spells and abundant sunshine in the dry season; the region as well as the rest of the country does not observe winter and autumn but experiences similar characteristics of the seasonal changes. The population of the Tunapuna–Piarco region was reported to be 212,825 by the Trinidad and Tobago Central Statistical Office on January 9, 2011. Other areas within the Tunapuna–Piarco Region include Auzonville/Tunapuna Bon Air/Arouca/Cane Farm Curepe/Pasea Caura/Paradise/Tacarigua Cleaver/D'Abadie Wallerfield/La Horquetta Five Rivers La Florissante/Lopinot Blanchisseuse/Santa Rosa Carapo Macoya/Trincity Maracas/Santa Margarita Mausica/Maloney Valsayn/St.
Joseph St Augustine South/Piarco/St. Helena Kelly Village/Warrenville, Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago has its head office at Piarco International Airport, Piarco. Caribbean Airlines had its headquarters in Piarco. Prior to the establishment of Caribbean Airlines, BWIA West Indies Airways was headquartered at Piarco International Airport in Piarco. CLICO Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards Local Government Corporations, from Nalis, the National Library and Information Service of Trinidad and Tobago. Airports Authority Trinidad & Tobago AATT official website
Alice in Murderland is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kaori Yuki, published in Kodansha's Aria magazine. The series centers on Stella Kuonji, one of nine adopted siblings in the wealthy and influential Kuonji family. At one of the family's monthly tea parties, their parents announce that the children must now fight to the death within the next year, with the sole survivor being chosen as the family's heir. In the ensuing chaos, Stella's violent alternative personality, Bloody Alice, begins to resurface in Stella's clashes with the other children; as the series progresses, Stella learns that her adopted family are bandersnatches, creatures that feed on human souls, that they require the tea at the monthly tea parties to survive. Her adopted mother, was the sole survivor of one of the Kuonji family's rituals of bloodshed among its children; as a result of winning, Olga was allowed to bring back her partner. Furthermore, Stella begins to suspect that the accident that killed her parents was a plot by the Kounjo family.
Although Stella and her beloved elder brother Zeno wish to end the family tradition of ritualistic bloodshed, Olga denies that possibility. Kaori Yuki began serializing the manga in Kodansha's shōjo magazine Aria on 28 January 2014. Yen Press licensed the series for release in North America. Reviewing the first volume for Anime News Network, Rebecca Silverman gave it a grade of B, she commented that the series "doesn't always work, but it has enough potential to that given another volume or two, I feel like it will take off." She praised the art, wrote that Stella's mother "is a leading contender for'sickest parent in manga.'", saying that the scenes with the parents were "a combination of enraging and chilling, making them the most effective part of the volume." Alice in Murderland at Aria Alice in Murderland at Hachette Book Group Alice in Murderland at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
Benson Babatunde Mayowa is an American football defensive end for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League. He was a member of the Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals, he played college football at the University of Idaho. Mayowa attended Inglewood High School, where as a senior defensive end, he had 75 tackles, 11 sacks, one interception, while receiving All-league and second-team all-California Interscholastic Federation honors. After not being recruited because of his academic grades, he accepted a football scholarship from the University of Idaho, he was a backup defensive end as a true freshman, registering 6 tackles, one sack and one quarterback hurry. The next year he made 25 tackles, 3 sacks, one quarterback hurry, 2 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles and one recovered; as a junior, he started 6 out of 10 games, posting 17 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 quarterback hurries, 2 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles and one recovered. As a senior, he started 8 out of 11 games, making 22 tackles, 3 sacks, 4 quarterback hurries, one pass defended and 3 forced fumbles.
He finished his college career with 45 games, 67 tackles, 11 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries. On May 13, 2013, he was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent, after participating on a tryout basis at rookie minicamp, he was declared inactive for the rest of the regular season. On August 30, 2014, he was waived during the final roster cuts. On August 31, 2014, he was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Raiders. On December 7, he recorded his first NFL sack against the San Francisco 49ers, he finished the season with one sack. In 2015, he had one sack, one forced fumble and 2 fumble recoveries in 12 games. On March 18, 2016, the Dallas Cowboys signed him to a three-year $8.25 million offer sheet. On March 22, the Raiders declined to match the offer allowing Mayowa to sign with the Cowboys without receiving any compensation. Mayowa was acquired to provide depth at the defensive end position with the looming suspensions to DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory and the decision not to bring back Greg Hardy.
At the time the signing surprised observers, because Mayowa had only 3 career starts and 2 sacks, while playing as an outside linebacker. He was placed on physically unable to perform list at the start of training camp, while recovering from a knee scope he underwent in June, he began the season as the starter at right defensive end, until losing his position after Lawrence returned from his four-game suspension. His role began to be reduced and against the Cincinnati Bengals, he played less snaps than Ryan Davis, he was declared inactive against the Pittsburgh Steelers, after being passed on the depth chart by Davis, because he was not providing the pass rush pressure, expected from him. He was declared inactive against the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins, he returned to the lineup against the Minnesota Vikings, experiencing an improvement in his play, while finishing with 6 sacks, making 4 of them in the last five games. In 2017, he was limited at the start of training camp with knee soreness.
Though David Irving, Randy Gregory and Damontre Moore where suspended at the beginning of the regular season, Mayowa could not pass Tyrone Crawford on the depth chart at right defensive end. He missed the last 2 games, he was declared inactive in 2 games. On March 7, 2018, Mayowa was released by the Cowboys. On April 23, 2018, Mayowa signed with the Arizona Cardinals, to provide depth while defensive end Markus Golden recovers from a torn ACL, he played in 15 games with recording 38 tackles and four sacks. On April 12, 2019, Mayowa signed with the Oakland Raiders. In Week 1 against the Denver Broncos, Mayowa sacked Joe Flacco twice in the 24-16 win. In the week 2 defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs he sacked Patrick Mahomes in the 3rd Quarter In week 5 against the Chicago Bears, Mayowa sacked Chase Daniel once in the 24-21 win. Mayowa is of Nigerian descent. Las Vegas Raiders bio Seattle Seahawks bio Idaho Vandals bio