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Pompeu Fabra University

Pompeu Fabra University is a public university in Barcelona, Spain. It was created by the Autonomous Government of Catalonia in 1990, was named after the linguist Pompeu Fabra, an expert on the Catalan language. Pompeu Fabra University is the only Spanish university among the top 150 in the world according to the academic classification of THE universities, it is one of the seven young universities that progress most worldwide, it is the most efficient Spanish university and the most productive according to different national and international rankings. Pompeu Fabra University occupies the first place in the national ranking of scientific productivity since 2009. In recent years, the university has begun to excel in some prestigious international rankings; the studies in the field of Economics at UPF have been ranked among the top 50 worldwide, occupying the 20th place in Economics and Econometrics in the QS World University Rankings by subject in 2016 and 40th place in Economics & Business in the Times Higher Education Rankings.

The university's Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences is the first and only faculty in Spain to be awarded the Certificate for Quality in Internationalization granted by a consortium of 14 European accreditation agencies. UPF was designated as an “International Excellence Campus” by the Spanish Ministry of Education in 2010; the university offers its studies around three areas of knowledge, each one developed in a different campus: the social sciences and humanities the health and life sciences the ICT and communication sciences Specifically, teaching is organized in seven colleges and one engineering school: Humanities Health and Life Sciences Economics and Business Political and Social Science Communication Law Translation and Language Sciences Engineering School Finally, the University has five higher education affiliated centers: UPF Barcelona School of Management International Trade Business School -ESCI- Elisava School of Design Tecnocampus Mar University School of Nursing -ESIM- The University model is based on a policy of being an institution, open to the world, incorporating prominent national and international researchers.

This commitment is reflected in excellent indicators in research, such as the volume of funds coming from Europe or indicators of scientific production. Research is organized in eight departments: Economics and Business Law Political and Social Science Humanities Experimental Sciences and Health ICT Communication Translation & Language SciencesMoreover, in order to promote research and transfer activities undertaken by university researchers and provide them with greater international visibility, the University is developing the UPF Research Park in the fields of social sciences, humanities and information technologies; the UPF Research Park, which develops its activity at Ciutadella and Poblenou campuses, coordinates its activities in the fields of health and life sciences with the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, located at Mar campus. Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute Centre for Genomic Regulation Barcelona Graduate School of Economics Barcelona Institute for Global Health Institute of Evolutionary Biology Research Centre for International Economics Institute for Political Economy and Governance BarcelonaBeta Brain Research Center Phonos Foundation The Research Centre for International Economics is a research institute sponsored by the government of Catalonia and the UPF led by the economist Jordi Galí.

Its headquarters is on the campus of UPF in Barcelona, near the Department of Economics and Business at UPF, which collaborates in many research and teaching fields. The research activities are focused on international macroeconomics, it tries to emphasize these fields of studies in the European dimension. Enric Argullol served as rector from the founding until June 2001, followed by M. Rosa Virós i Galtier and Josep Joan Moreso; the current rector, Jaume Casals, was reelected for a second term in April 2017. The UPF is located in three separate campuses, each associated to its own area of knowledge: Social Sciences and Humanities ITC and communication sciences Health and Life Sciences The position of UPF is presented in the following international rankings: Times Higher Education, Quacquarelli Symonds, the one published by Shanghai University, U-Multirank, the Leiden ranking, focused on research. More information on rankings can be found at UPF website. Pol Antràs, economist and professor at Harvard Gloria Aura Bortolini.


Hanham is a suburb of Bristol. It is located in the south east of the city. Hanham is in the unitary authority of South Gloucestershire, it became a civil parish on 1 April 2003. The post code area of Hanham is BS15; the population of this civil parish taken at the 2011 census was 6,128. An electoral ward in the same name exists; the ward stretches south from Hanham to Hanham Abbots. The total population of the ward taken from the 2011 census was 10,311 Tom Cribb, once world champion bare-knuckle boxer, was born in Hanham. Stephen Merchant was born in Hanham. Hanham will be the first place in the UK to trial Gordon Brown's new eco-towns. Built on the former Hanham Hall Hospital site, the new village will serve as a blueprint for Gordon Brown's proposed five eco-towns that will provide up to 100,000 zero-carbon dwellings across the country

Catholic Cemetery (Mobile, Alabama)

Catholic Cemetery known as the Stone Street Cemetery, is a historic 150-acre cemetery located in Mobile, Alabama. It was established in 1848 by Michael Portier, a native of Montbrison and the first Roman Catholic Bishop of Mobile; the cemetery contains 18,000 burials and has plots dedicated to various Roman Catholic religious institutes, including the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, Daughters of Charity, Little Sisters of the Poor, Sisters of Mercy. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 3, 1991 as a part of the Historic Roman Catholic Properties in Mobile Multiple Property Submission. Catholic Cemetery was established by the Archdiocese of Mobile on December 18, 1848 when the first acreage was purchased north of Three Mile Creek by Bishop Michael Portier, it was founded to serve the needs of Mobile's Roman Catholic citizens after the Catholic section of Church Street Graveyard was filled to capacity after various yellow fever epidemics struck the city in the 1830s.

The 1848 section covers 5 acres and features an unusual design consisting of three large concentric rings, instead of the more typical east-west configuration. The circular design surrounds a square plot dedicated to the Daughters of Charity, with a large marble monument in the center commemorating their sacrifices during a yellow fever outbreak in 1853, it was platted in this manner under the direction of Portier and was executed by Claude Beroujon, who designed Mobile's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception a decade earlier. The vast majority of burials predate the American Civil War. By January 1866 the older section of the cemetery was full, prompting Bishop John Quinlan to purchase an additional 15 acres adjacent to the existing area; the new section was planned with a grid configuration, with the grave plots oriented to a new central drive. This section contains the plots for the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, Little Sisters of the Poor, Sisters of Mercy, it contains the graves of Father Ryan and Admiral Raphael Semmes, which made it an important Confederate pilgrimage site during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

This area of the cemetery was expanded numerous times by land purchases in 1903, 1910, 1921. In keeping with its main purpose as a religious burial ground, a permanent altar with a tall bronze Crucifixion scene was added by 1929 for the All Soul's Day Mass and Rosary; the New Catholic Cemetery was opened to the rear of the older burials in 1948 expanding the total acreage of the cemetery as a whole. This newest section offered something lacking within the older sections; the oldest areas of the cemetery became neglected and overgrown after this period, as family members died or moved away. Efforts to tame this area began in 1984; the archdiocese hired a crew to keep the cemetery clear of overgrowth in 1998 and 2006 saw the formation of the Friends of Catholic Cemetery, an organization dedicated to restoring the cemetery to its former state. Timothy Meaher, a wealthy 19th century shipyard owner and shipper, he owned the infamous slave-ship Clotilde. John L. Rapier, owner of the Mobile Register and postmaster of Mobile.

Father Abram Joseph Ryan known as the "Poet-Priest of the Confederacy." Admiral Raphael Semmes, captain of the famous commerce raider CSS Alabama

Wilhelm Maybach

Wilhelm Maybach was an early German engine designer and industrialist. During the 1890s he was hailed in France the world centre for car production, as the "King of Designers". From the late 19th century Wilhelm Maybach, together with Gottlieb Daimler, developed light, high-speed internal combustion engines suitable for land and air use; these were fitted to the world's first motorcycle and after Daimler's death, a new automobile introduced in late 1902, the Mercedes model, built to the specifications of Emil Jellinek. Maybach rose to become technical director of the Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft but did not get along with its chairmen; as a result, Maybach left DMG in 1907 to found Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH together with his son Karl in 1909. After the signing of the Versailles Treaty in 1919 the company started producing large luxury vehicles, branded as "Maybach"; the company joined the German war effort in 1940, ceasing automotive production in favour of tank engines, including those for the Tiger I and Tiger II heavy tanks.

Revived after the war Maybach Motorenbau which remained a subsidiary of Luftschiffbau Zeppelin was making diesel engines. During the 1960s Maybach was renamed MTU Friedrichshafen. In 2002 the Maybach brand name was revived. On 25 November 2011 Daimler-Benz announced they would cease producing automobiles under the Maybach brand name in 2013. In 2014, Daimler announced production of an ultra-luxury edition of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class under the new Mercedes-Maybach brand. Wilhelm Maybach was born in Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg in 1846, the son of a carpenter and his wife Luise, he had four brothers. When he was eight years old the family moved from Löwenstein near Heilbronn to Stuttgart, his mother died in 1856 and his father in 1859. After his relatives published an announcement in the Stuttgarter Anzeiger newspaper, a philanthropic institution at Reutlingen took in Maybach as a student, its founder and director, Gustav Werner, discovered Maybach's technical inclination and helped to stimulate his career by sending him to the school's engineering workshop.

At 15 years old, Maybach was heading for a career in Industrial design and took extra classes in physics and mathematics at Reutlingen's public high school. By the time he was 19 years old, he was a qualified designer working on stationary engines, his workshop manager, Gottlieb Daimler 29, noticed his efforts and took him on as his main assistant, a post he held until Daimler's death in 1900. In 1869, Maybach followed Daimler to Maschinenbau-Gesellschaft Karlsruhe AG in Karlsruhe, a manufacturer of heavy locomotives. Daimler was on the Executive Committee and they spent long nights discussing new designs for engines, lumber machinery, metalworking. In 1872, Daimler moved to Deutz-AG-Gasmotorenfabrik in Cologne the world's largest manufacturer of stationary gas engines. Nikolaus Otto, part owner of the company, focused on engine development with Daimler. Maybach joined them as Chief Designer. In 1876, Nikolaus Otto patented the Otto cycle engine, it was a four-stroke cycle gas internal combustion engine with intake, compression and exhaust strokes.

One of Otto's more than 25 patents on this engine was challenged and overturned, allowing Daimler and Maybach to produce their high-speed engine. In 1876, Maybach was sent to show Deutz's engines at the Philadelphia World's Fair. On returning to Cologne in 1877, he concentrated on improving the four-stroke design to prepare it for its impending commercial launch. In 1878, Maybach married a friend of Daimler's wife, Emma Kunz, her family members were landowners. On 6 July 1879 Karl Maybach was born, the first of their three children. In 1880, Daimler and Otto had serious disagreements, resulting in Daimler's leaving Deutz-AG. Daimler received 112,000 goldmarks in Deutz-AG shares as compensation for patents granted to him and Maybach. Maybach left shortly afterwards, followed his friend to found a new company in Cannstatt. In 1882, Maybach moved to Taubenheimstrasse in Cannstatt, where Daimler had purchased a house with 75,000 goldmarks from his Deutz compensation, they added a brick extension to the glass-fronted summer house in the garden, which became their workshop.

Their activities alarmed the neighbours. The police raided the property in their absence using the gardener's key, but found only engines. Photo of Maybach and the 1883 engine and the 1885 Reitwagen In late 1883, Daimler and Maybach patented the first of their engines fueled by Ligroin; this engine was patented on December 16, 1883. It achieved Daimler's goal of running fast enough to be useful at 750 rpm. Daimler had three engines built in 1884. Maybach persuaded him to put one in the result being the Reitwagen; the 1883 Daimler Maybach engine. The first compression engine which ran on liquid Petroleum. In 1884, Maybach's second son Adolf was born. By the end of 1885, Maybach and Daimler developed the first of their engines, regarded as a precursor to all modern petrol engines, it featured: single vertical cylinder air cooling large cast-iron flywheel revolutionary hot tube ignition exhaust valve controlled by a camshaft allowing high speeds a speed of 600 rpm, when at the time most engines could only achieve about 120 to 180 rpm.

In 1885, they created the first carburetor, which mixed evaporated gasoline with air to allow its efficient use as fuel. It was used that year on a larger but still compact versi

Super Strings

Super Strings is an album by bassist Ron Carter, recorded in 1981 and released on the Milestone label. The AllMusic review by Alex Henderson called it an "enjoyable LP" stating "Jazz-with-strings projects are examples of mood music or easy listening. On All About Jazz, Derek Taylor said "Hiring on an entire string orchestra Carter takes a stab at placing his virtuosity in front of a lushly orchestrated backdrop and ends up with bromidic mood music... Carter's career ranks among the most prolific in jazz, as such the overproduction and narcissism that spoil this a date make it one best left a forgotten entry". All compositions by Ron Carter except. "Bom Dia" – 6:43 "Don't Misunderstand" – 6:15 "Super Strings" – 7:30 "Bitin'" – 5:25 "No Flowers, Please" – 5:15 "Uptown Conversation" – 10:49 Ron Carter – piccolo bass, arranger Kenny Barronpiano John Tropeaguitar Jack DeJohnettedrums Ralph MacDonaldpercussion Sanford Allenconcertmaster, violin Lamar Alsop, Sandra Billingslea, Harry Cykman, Glenn Dicterow, Kenneth Gordon, Stanley Hunte, Alfio Micci, Marion Pinheiro, John Pintavalle, Richard Young – violin Jesse Levine, Maxine Roach, Harry Zaratzianviola Charles McCracken, Kermit Moore, Eugene Moye Jr. – cello Leon Maleson – contrabass Wade Marcus – string arranger

Charles W. H. Douglas

General Sir Charles Whittingham Horsley Douglas, was a British Army officer who served in the Second Anglo-Afghan War, the First Boer War, the Suakin Expedition, the Second Boer War and the First World War. He was Chief of the Imperial General Staff during the first three months of the First World War but died from strain and overwork without having any meaningful influence on the outcome of the war. Douglas was born the son of William Douglas and Caroline Douglas, at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, he was educated and commissioned as an ensign in the 92nd Highlanders on 16 December 1869. He was promoted to lieutenant on 28 October 1871 and became adjutant of the 92nd Highlanders on 31 December 1876. Douglas served in the Second Anglo-Afghan War and, having been promoted to captain on 29 July 1880, participated in the 320 mile march from Kabul to Kandahar in Afghanistan between 9–31 August 1880, under the command of General Frederick Roberts, earning the Kabul to Kandahar Star, he took part in the Battle of Kandahar on 1 October 1880 and was mentioned in despatches.

He served in the First Boer War between 1880 and 1881 and was again mentioned in despatches. Promoted to brevet major on 1 March 1881, he became adjutant of his Regiment again on 25 February 1882, he went on the Suakin Expedition to Sudan in 1884 and became Deputy Assistant-Adjutant and Quartermaster-General on the Staff in Egypt on 6 March 1885. He returned to England to become adjutant of 7th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers on 1 November 1886. Promoted to the substantive rank of major on 28 November 1890, he was appointed brigade major to the 1st Infantry Brigade in 1893. Promoted to lieutenant colonel on 29 May 1895, he became Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General at Aldershot Command on 1 October 1895 and Assistant Adjutant-General at Aldershot Command with the rank of brevet colonel on 28 March 1898, he was made Aide-de-Camp to the Queen on 11 May 1898 and given the substantive rank of colonel on 18 May 1898. Douglas served in the Second Boer War from 1899 until early 1901, he was Assistant Adjutant-General on the Headquarters staff in South Africa from 9 October 1899 served as ADC and Chief of Staff to Lord Methuen, the General Officer Commanding 1st Division.

It was in this role he took part in the Battle of Modder River and the Battle of Magersfontein, in which the defending Boer force defeated the advancing British forces amongst heavy casualties for the latter. Douglas was mentioned in the despatch from Lord Methuen describing the battle, he was promoted to the local rank of major general and made Commander of the 9th Infantry Brigade on 10 February 1900, shortly before the Relief of Kimberley. Following the Siege of Mafeking, Douglas was appointed Commander of Mafeking and the adjacent district on 28 August 1900; the rank of major-general was confirmed for "distinguished service in the field" in early 1901. After returning to England, he became Commander of 1st Infantry Brigade at Aldershot Garrison on 31 October 1901 and General Officer Commanding 2nd Division within First Army Corps on 1 April 1902, he became Adjutant-General to the Forces on 12 February 1904. At this time the Esher Committee chaired by Lord Esher was proposing far reaching changes to the structure of the British Army including the creation of a "blue ribbon" elite drawn from the General Staff to the exclusion of Administrative Staff: Douglas opposed this aspect of the proposals.

Having been promoted to lieutenant general on 3 April 1905, he became General Officer Commanding-in-Chief at Southern Command on 1 June 1909. He took part in the funeral procession following the death of King Edward VII in May 1910 and, having been promoted to general on 31 October 1910, became Inspector-General of Home Forces on 5 March 1912, he was Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders from 25 June 1912. Douglas replaced Field Marshal Sir John French as Chief of the Imperial General Staff on 6 April 1914. Douglas served in that role during the First World War, which started in August 1914, but did not have any major impact on its conduct during the first three months, leaving strategic control to Field Marshal Lord Kitchener as War Minister, he became Aide-de-Camp General to the King on 30 June 1914. Douglas, who had not been in the best of health, died from strain and overwork at his home at Eaton Square in London on 25 October 1914 and was replaced by General Sir James Murray, he was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.

In 1887 he married Ida de Courcy. The British Army in Great War