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Philip Larkin

Philip Arthur Larkin was an English poet and librarian. His first book of poetry, The North Ship, was published in 1945, followed by two novels, Jill and A Girl in Winter, he came to prominence in 1955 with the publication of his second collection of poems, The Less Deceived, followed by The Whitsun Weddings and High Windows, he contributed to The Daily Telegraph as its jazz critic from 1961 to 1971, articles gathered in All What Jazz: A Record Diary 1961–71, he edited The Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse. His many honours include the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, he was offered, but declined, the position of Poet Laureate in 1984, following the death of Sir John Betjeman. After graduating from Oxford in 1943 with a first in English Language and Literature, Larkin became a librarian, it was during the thirty years he worked with distinction as university librarian at the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull that he produced the greater part of his published work. His poems are marked by what Andrew Motion calls "a English, glum accuracy” about emotions and relationships, what Donald Davie described as "lowered sights and diminished expectations".

Eric Homberger called him "the saddest heart in the post-war supermarket"—Larkin himself said that deprivation for him was “what daffodils were for Wordsworth”. Influenced by W. H. Auden, W. B. Yeats, Thomas Hardy, his poems are structured but flexible verse forms, they were described by Jean Hartley, the ex-wife of Larkin's publisher George Hartley, as a "piquant mixture of lyricism and discontent", though anthologist Keith Tuma writes that there is more to Larkin's work than its reputation for dour pessimism suggests. Larkin's public persona was that of the no-nonsense, solitary Englishman who disliked fame and had no patience for the trappings of the public literary life; the posthumous publication by Anthony Thwaite in 1992 of his letters triggered controversy about his personal life and political views, described by John Banville as hair-raising, but in places hilarious. Lisa Jardine called him a "casual, habitual racist, an easy misogynist", but the academic John Osborne argued in 2008 that "the worst that anyone has discovered about Larkin are some crass letters and a taste for porn softer than what passes for mainstream entertainment".

Despite the controversy Larkin was chosen in a 2003 Poetry Book Society survey two decades after his death, as Britain's best-loved poet of the previous 50 years, in 2008 The Times named him Britain's greatest post-war writer. In 1973 a Coventry Evening Telegraph reviewer referred to Larkin as "the bard of Coventry", but in 2010, 25 years after his death, it was Larkin's adopted home city, Kingston upon Hull, that commemorated him with the Larkin 25 Festival which culminated in the unveiling of a statue of Larkin by Martin Jennings on 2 December 2010, the 25th anniversary of his death. On 2 December 2016, the 31st anniversary of his death, a floor stone memorial for Larkin was unveiled at Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. Philip Larkin was born on 9 August 1922 at 2, Poultney Road, Coventry, the only son and younger child of Sydney Larkin and his wife Eva Emily, daughter of first-class excise officer William James Day. Sydney Larkin's family originated in Kent, but had lived since at least the eighteenth century at Lichfield, where they were in trade first as tailors also as coach-builders and shoe-makers.

The Day family were of Epping, but moved to Leigh in Lancashire in 1914 where William Day took a post administering pensions and other dependent allowances. The Larkin family lived in the district of Radford, until Larkin was five years old, before moving to a large three-storey middle-class house complete with servants quarters near Coventry railway station and King Henry VIII School, in Manor Road. Having survived the bombings of the Second World War, their former house in Manor Road was demolished in the 1960s to make way for a road modernisation programme, the construction of an inner ring road, his sister Catherine, known as Kitty, was 10 years older. His father, a self-made man who had risen to be Coventry City Treasurer, was a singular individual,'nihilistically disillusioned in middle age', who combined a love of literature with an enthusiasm for Nazism, had attended two Nuremberg rallies during the mid-'30s, he introduced his son to the works of Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, James Joyce and above all D. H. Lawrence.

His mother was a nervous and passive woman, "a kind of defective mechanism... Her ideal is ` to be taken care of", dominated by her husband. Larkin's early childhood was in some respects unusual: he was educated at home until the age of eight by his mother and sister, neither friends nor relatives visited the family home, he developed a stammer. Nonetheless, when he joined Coventry's King Henry VIII Junior School he fitted in and made close, long-standing friendships, such as those with James "Jim" Sutton, Colin Gunner and Noel "Josh" Hughes. Although home life was cold, Larkin enjoyed support from his parents. For example, his deep passion for jazz was supported by the purchase of a drum kit and a saxophone, supplemented by a subscription to Down Beat. From the junior school he progressed to King Henry VIII Senior School, he fared quite poorly when he sat his School Certificate exam at the age of 16. Despite his results, he was allowed to stay on at school. Larkin began at Oxford University in October 19

Gottfrid Larsson

Gottfrid Larsson was a Swedish sculptor. Julius Gottfrid Andreas Larsson was born in 1875 in Narveryd’s farm in Vallerstad in Mjölby Municipality, five kilometer northeast of Skänninge in Östergötland, his father was the farmer Anders Larsson. At the age of 14 he came to Norrköping in Östergötland where he stayed and worked as a wood carver and studied wood-carving at the Technical Evening School in 1889-1895, he came to Stockholm in 1895 and studied at the Tekniska skolan in Stockholm or Konstfack there in 1895-1899. In 1900 he received a travel grant from the Svenska Slöjdföreningen and Kommerskollegium and he continued his studies in Paris at Académie Colarossi in Paris in 1900-1902, he assisted in the Royal Dramatic Theatre's decoration in Stockholm, in 1905 he helped Carl Milles with his work for this theatre. The theatre has been at its present location in the Art Nouveau building at Nybroplan in Stockholm since 1908. Famous artists like Carl Milles and Carl Larsson were involved in making the decorations, some of the interior decorations were made by Prince Eugen.

After that Larsson continued his studies in Munich in 1905-1906 and he spent 1906-1907 in Italy. With the great scholarship from the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts he continued to study in France, he lived in Paris during the years 1908-1913, with visits to England, Germany and the Netherlands. During his time in Paris he got to know some other Swedish artists, who studied at the Académie Colarossi in Paris. There were, among others, David Wallin, they all became friends for life from their time together in Paris. Académie Colarossi was an art school founded by the Italian sculptor Filippo Colarossi. At this time it was located in 10 rue de la Grande-Chaumière in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. During his time in Paris Gottfrid Larsson married the Norwegian woman Karen Sofie Waaler in 1911, she became Mrs. Karen Larsson. From 1913 Larsson was working in Stockholm. In 1920 Gottfrid Larsson founded a painting school together with his art college, the painter and graphic artist Edward Berggren, who had studied together with him at the Tekniska skolan in Stockholm, now Konstfack.

Both Gottfrid Larsson and Edward Berggren were from Östergötland. Edward Berggren had studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm during the years 1897-1903. Edward Berggren had been the head of Althins målarskola in Stockholm during the years 1919-1920, in 1920 Edward Berggren established an own, private art school in Stockholm together with his friend Gottfrid Larsson, Edward Berggrens målarskola. In 1956 the artist Idun Lovén took over the school and ran it to 1988; the school is nowadays owned by Konstskolan Idun Lovén AB and since 2004 the school has its place in Årsta, a suburb in Stockholm. Gottfrid Larsson participated in exhibitions, among others in Saint Petersburg 1908, Munich 1909 and in San Francisco 1915. In 1935 Gottfrid Larsson had an exhibition in Konstnärshuset, together with the Swedish artist and designer Arthur Percy. Gottfrid Larsson’s fellow artist David Wallin arranged some of his exhibitions in Skänninge, an old built-up area from the medieval period, 5 km from Vallerstad in Östergötland, where Gottfrid Larsson was born.

Moderna museet in Stockholm. In Vadstena, in Skänningegatan 9, there is a sculpture museum called Gottfrid Larsson gården, where the visitor can get acquainted with his work. After Gottfrid Larsson’s death in 1947 his wife Karen Larsson bought the so-called Möllergården in Skänningegatan 9 in Vadstena. In 1953 she donated the whole garden and the sculpture collection, consisting of 125 sculptures, to Vadstena Municipality. In 1979 the garden was opened to the public and Gottfrid Larsson’s many works could be exhibited. Gottfrid Larsson died on Christmas December 24, 1947, in Stockholm, he is buried outside the town Skänninge in Östergötland. Among his early works are: an electrical candelabra.

University of Texas at Dallas academic programs

The University of Texas at Dallas is a public research university in the University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Dallas main campus is located in Texas; the University of Texas at Dallas offers over 145 academic programs across its seven schools including, 53 baccalaureate programs, 62 masters programs and 30 doctoral programs and hosts more than 50 research centers and institutes. The school offers 30 undergraduate and graduate certificates. With a number of interdisciplinary degree programs, its curriculum is designed to allow study that crosses traditional disciplinary lines and to enable students to participate in collaborative research labs; the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science launched the first accredited telecommunications engineering degree in the U. S. and is one of only a handful of institutions offering a degree in software engineering. The Arts and Technology program is Texas' first comprehensive degree designed to merge computer science and engineering with creative arts and the humanities.

The Bioengineering department offers MS and PhD degrees in biomedical engineering in conjunction with programs at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and the University of Texas at Arlington. Dual degrees offered at UTD include M. S. Electrical Engineering degree in combination with an MBA in management, Molecular Biology and Business Administration B. S. and Molecular Biology and Criminology B. S.. Geospatial Information Sciences is jointly offered with the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and with the School of Economic and Policy Sciences, which administers the degree. UT Dallas is the fourth university in the nation to have received an accreditation for a Geospatial Intelligence certificate; the Geospatial Intelligence Certificate is backed by the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. The university is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence and a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research for the academic years 2008–2013 by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

The School of Arts and Humanities was established in 1975. Courses are offered in literature, foreign languages, philosophy, dance, drama and visual arts. With the integration of the arts and humanities and interdisciplinary education the school has no conventional departments, its curriculum allows study. The Arts and Technology program is Texas' first comprehensive degree designed to merge computer science and engineering with creative arts and the humanities. In 2004 UTD's School of Arts and Humanities introduced the Arts and Technology program with the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. Due to the ATEC program UT Dallas is now ranked 10 in the 2011 Princeton Review’s list of the top graduate game design programs. In 2008 a complementary major, Emerging Media and Communication, was offered. A new $60 million, 155,000-square-foot and Technology Center is scheduled to start in 2011 with a projected completion date of May 2013. Spaces include a 1200-seat auditorium, 2D drawing and painting art studios, 3D art studios and print making labs, exposition space, research labs.

A new Visual Arts Studio that will include areas for design, painting, sculpture studios and exhibition space is projected to start in June 2012 with a completion date in the summer of 2013. The $10 million, 25,000-square-foot facility will include space for advanced studio work for the Masters in Fine Arts. Center for Holocaust Studies Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Museums Center for Translation Studies Center for Values in Medicine and Technology Confucius Institute CentralTrak, Artist Residency Program The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences opened in 1963 and is housed in Green Hall on the main campus of the University of Texas at Dallas and in the Callier Center for Communication Disorders; the 2012 US News & World Report ranked the university's graduate audiology program 3rd in the nation and its graduate speech-pathology program 11th in the nation. Callier Center for Communication Disorders Center for BrainHealth Center for Children and Families The Center for Vital Longevity The School of Economic and Policy Sciences offers courses and programs in criminology, economics and geospatial sciences, political science, public affairs, public policy and political economy, sociology.

UTD became the first university in Texas to implement a PhD Criminology program on October 26, 2006, when its program was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The EPPS program was the first from Texas admitted to the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science and offered the first master of science in geospatial information sciences in Texas. UTD is one of four universities offering the Geospatial Information Sciences certificate; the Geospatial Intelligence Certificate is backed by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, a collection of many organizations including Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and GeoEye. UT Dallas’ Geography and Geospatial Sciences program ranked 16th nationally and first in Texas by Academic Analytics of Stony Brook, N. Y. In a 2012 study, assessing the academic impact of publications, the UT Dallas criminology program was ranked fifth best in the world; the findings were published in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

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Type 965 radar

The Type 965 radar was VHF long range aircraft warning radar used by warships of the Royal Navy from the 1960s onwards. The Type 965M, Type 965P, Type 965Q and Type 965R were improved versions; the various versions of the Type 965 radars all had the limitation that they could not detect moving targets with a land mass behind them. The Type 965 could not detect aircraft flying low; the Type 965M and 965P had a narrower beam than the preceding Type 960. The narrower beam was needed for air direction; the Type 965Q and 965R were improvements on the 965P respectively. The Type 965 radars used radio frequencies that were used by television stations, therefore caused interference with television if used near land in Europe. Type 965 was superseded by the Type 1022 radar. During 1954-55, reports on most fleet exercises showed that there was an urgent need for radar picket ships; these would require a suitable radar. The need for such a radar had been raised as a staff requirement in May 1950. In 1955, four radars were considered: The American SPS-6C radar, credited with a range of 50 nautical miles at 15,000 feet, 90 nautical miles at 60,000 feet.

The Dutch LW-02 radar, credited with a range of 75 nautical miles at 35,000 feet. A Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company commercial design conceived for land-based air defence, credited with a range of 70 nautical miles at 35,000 feet. Extending the range of the Type 992 radar, by slowing its scanning rate. A potential route for the Royal Navy to get the SPS-6C was the Mutual Defense Assistance Pact, but by 1954-5 the MDAP programme was running down. In addition, it was thought that getting spares for the SPS-6C radar could be a problem, because the United States Navy considered it obsolescent; the Marconi design was chosen and was named Type 965. The Type 965M was introduced in about 1960, used the original AKE aerial with an improved receiver and feeder. Type 965M with AKE aerial The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal was given a Type 965M system on her foremast when modernised in 1958-59. Type 41 Leopard-class frigates when modernised. Tribal-class frigates. Type 12M Leander-class frigates. Weapon-class destroyers modernised to air direction destroyers.

County-class destroyers Batch 1. The aircraft carrier HMS Centaur when refitted in 1963; the radar was taken from the air direction destroyer Battleaxe. Tiger-class cruisers; the carrier HMS Hermes when converted from the aircraft carrier role to the commando carrier role in 1971-73. Type 965P with AKE aerial Battle-class destroyers - the four that were modernised to air direction destroyers. Type 61 Salisbury-class frigates when modernised in 1961-68. HMS Chichester had her Type 965 removed in 1973. County-class destroyers Batch 2; the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle was given a Type 965Q on her lattice foremast when modernised in 1959-64. Type 82 Bristol-class destroyer, before it was replaced by Type 1022 radar when she was modernised in 1984-6. Type 965Q with AKE aerial Type 965R with AKE aerial The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal was given two Type 965R systems on separate masts when modernised in 1967-70. Type 42 Sheffield-class destroyer Batch 1. A common aerial was used for receiving; this was the single bedstead AKE in the Type 965M, the double bedstead AKE in the Type 965P.

The 965M and 965P were integrated with IFF Mk 10. The radar displayed both to an "office display unit", up to six remote plan position indicator displays; the Type 965M and 965P had the following specifications: Type 965 receiver noise factor: 8 dB. Type 965M receiver noise factor: 4.5 dB. Type 965M feeder was 1 dB better than the Type 960 feeder. Type 960: credited during appraisal as 70 nautical miles at 35,000 feet. Type 960: 120 nautical miles against a Canberra at 20,000 feet. Type 965M: 200 nautical miles at 45,000 feet. Type 965P: 280 nautical miles at 100,000 feet; the receiver of the Type 965Q and 965R used "a coherent oscillator to provide the coherence in phase between transmission and reception. The COHO is phase locked to the transmitter pulse." With the Type 965Q and 965R, the pulse repetition frequency had a number of different settings. In non-MTI mode, the PRF was set by the Pulse Synchronising Outfit RSE. In MTI mode, to avoid interference from other radars, there were five available pulse intervals, each with a corresponding stagger time.

Pulse intervals were ±3 μs.

Tonga at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Tonga competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, from 13 to 29 August 2004. One Tongan archer qualified for the men's individual archery through a tripartite invitation. Tongan athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events. KeyNote–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only Q = Qualified for the next round q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target NR = National record N/A = Round not applicable for the event Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round Men Track & road eventsWomen Field events Tonga sent a single boxer to Athens. Ma'afu Hawke lost 11-30 to American Jason Estrada. Tonga has qualified a single judoka. Tonga at the 2004 Summer Paralympics Official Report of the XXVIII Olympiad

Lazar Mitrović (footballer, born 1993)

Lazar Mitrović is a Serbian football midfielder, who plays for BSK Borča. Born in Smederevska Palanka, Mitrović passed Red Star Belgrade youth categories and was loaned to Sopot, between 2011 and 2013. In summer 2013, Mitrović signed his first four-year professional contract with Red Star, but he missed the whole 2013–14 season because of injury. After recovering he was loaned to Sopot again, for a season, he signed a contract termination and left the club in 2016. For the rest of the 2015–16 season, Mitrović joined BSK Borča. During the spring half of the season, Mitrović made 3 appearances, against Bežanija, Napredak Kruševac, Sloboda Užice in the last fixture of the competition; as of 26 October 2016