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Christian Friedrich von Leins

Christian Friedrich von Leins was a German architect. He was the son of masonry foreman; until 1837, Leins attended the Friedrich-Eugens-Gymnasium in Stuttgart served an apprenticeship at a local architectural firm. From 1837 to 1840, he lived in Paris, where he found employment with Henri Labrouste, while he received training from Eugène Flachat and Jules Petiet. Upon returning home, he passed the state exam for structural engineering. In 1843, he made trips to Bavaria and Austria to study the Medieval and Renaissance architecture there, his work on a new building for the Russian Legation impressed the Crown Prince, so Leins was contracted to design the "Villa Berg", a new royal residence. In 1846, he accompanied the Prince's entourage to Palermo, seeking inspiration from the structures there. In 1853, he undertook another study trip to Italy and North Africa with Friedrich Wilhelm Hackländer and Theodor Horschelt. In 1858, he became a Professor at the Technical University. From 1870 to 1872 and again from 1878 to 1880, he was the head of the managing committee and served as a member of the first permanent Governing Board from 1881 until his death.

Over his career, he was involved in the construction, restoration or expansion of over 100 Protestant churchesIn 1872, he was awarded the Knight's Cross, First Class of the Order of the Crown, which conferred a title of nobility. His personal papers and original drawings are preserved in the Stuttgart University Library. 1845–1853: "Villa Berg" 1857–1859: "Königsbau" in Stuttgart, Schlossplatz 1865: Evangelical Petruskirche in Wurmberg 1865–1876: Johanneskirche in Stuttgart by the Feuersee 1875: "Liederhalle" in Stuttgart 1876–1877: Church in Saulgau 1879: Göppingen Synagogue 1879–1883: Evangelical Stadtkirche in Weingarten 1884–1886: Martinskirche in Ohmenhausen 1884–1886: Evangelical Kirche-St. Gallus in Böhringen E. J. Zeller: Stuttgart’s Privat-Gebäude von 1806 bis 1844, Stuttgart 1845-1846, Lieferung 2, Tafel 7–8. Literature by and about Christian Friedrich von Leins in the German National Library catalogue Christian Friedrich von Leins at archINFORM

Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines is a city-building game developed by Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive. The game is a single-player open-ended city-building simulation. Players engage in urban planning by controlling zoning, road placement, public services, public transportation of an area. Players work to maintain various elements of the city, including its budget, health and pollution levels. Players are able to maintain a city in a sandbox mode, which provides unrestricted creative freedom for the player. Cities: Skylines is a progression of development from Colossal Order's previous Cities in Motion titles, which focused on designing effective transportation systems. While the developers felt they had the technical expertise to expand to a full city simulation game, their publisher Paradox held off on the idea, fearing the market dominance of SimCity. After the critical failure of the 2013 SimCity game, Paradox greenlit the title; the developer's goal was to create a game engine capable of simulating the daily routines of nearly a million unique citizens, while presenting this to the player in a simple way, allowing the player to understand various problems in their city's design.

This includes realistic traffic congestion, the effects of congestion on city services and districts. Since the game's release, various expansions and other DLC has been released for the game; the game has built-in support for user-generated content. The game was first released for the Windows, macOS, Linux operating systems in March 2015, with ports to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game consoles being released in 2017 and for the Nintendo Switch in September 2018 developed by Tantalus Media; the game received favourable reviews from critics, was a commercial success, with more than six million copies sold on all platforms as of March 2019. Players start with a plot of land - equivalent to a 2-by-2-kilometre area - along with an interchange exit from a nearby highway, as well as a starting amount of in-game money; the player proceeds to add roads and residential and commercial zones and basic services like power and sewage as to encourage residents to move in and supply them with jobs. As the city grows beyond certain population tiers, the player will unlock new city improvements including schools, fire stations, police stations, health care facilities and waste management systems and governing edicts and other features to manage the city.

One such feature enables the player to designate parts of their city as districts. Each district can be configured by the player to restrict the types of developments or enforce specific regulations within the district's bounds, such as only allowing for agricultural industrial sectors, offering free public transportation to residents in the district to reduce traffic, increased tax levels for high commercialized areas, or with the Green Cities DLC, placing a toll on fossil fuel vehicles entering a district while excluding hybrid and electric vehicles, akin to some forms of congestion pricing. Buildings in the city have various development levels that are met by improving the local area, with higher levels providing more benefits to the city. For example, a commercial store will increase in level if nearby residents are more educated, which in turn will be able to allow more employees to be hired and increase tax revenue for the city; when the player has accumulated enough residents and money, they can purchase neighboring plots of land, allowing them to build up 8 additional parcels out of 25 within a 10-by-10-kilometre area.

The parcel limitation is to allow the game to run across the widest range of personal computers, but players can use Steam Workshop modifications to open not only all of the game's standard 25-tile building area, but the entire map. The game features a robust transportation system based on Colossal Order's previous Cities in Motion, allowing the player to plan out effective public transportation for the city to reduce traffic. Roads can be built the grid used for zoning adapts to road shape. Roads of varying widths accommodate different traffic volumes, variant road types offer reduced noise pollution or increased property values in the surrounding area at an increased cost to the player; the road system can be augmented with various forms of public transportation such as buses and subway systems. Modding, via the addition of user-generated content such as buildings or vehicles, is supported in Skylines through the Steam Workshop; the creation of an active content-generating community was stated as an explicit design goal.

The game includes several premade terrains to build on, includes a map editor to allow users to create their own maps, including the use of real world geographic features. Mods are available to affect core gameplay elements. Finnish developer Colossal Order, a thirteen-person studio at the time Cities: Skylines was released, had established its reputation for the Cities in Motion series, which dealt with constructing transportation systems in pre-defined cities, they wanted to move from this into a larger city simulation like the SimCity franchise, in preparation, developed Cities in Motion 2 using the Unity game engine to assure they had the capability to develop this larger effort. They pitched their ideas to their publisher, Paradox Interactive, but these initial pitches were focused on a political angle of managing a city rather than planning of it.

Maurice Anderson (American football)

Maurice Anderson is a former American football lineman who played two seasons in the Arena Football League with the Colorado Crush and Los Angeles Avengers. He played college football at the University of Virginia, he was a member of the New York Jets, New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He played for the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe, he was a member of the New England Patriots team that won Super Bowl XXXVI. Anderson played defensive end at Nottoway High School in Nottoway County and was named all-state and all-region in his junior and senior years. Anderson was a four-year letterman for the Virginia Cavaliers of the University of Virginia, he finished his career with five sacks. Anderson was signed by the New England Patriots as a rookie free agent on April 25, 2000, he was released by the Patriots on August 28, 2000. Anderson was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on August 29, 2000, he was re-signed to a one-year deal by the Jets on March 27, 2001.

He was released by the Jets on September 3, 2001. Anderson was signed to the Patriots practice squad on October 16, 2001, he was re-signed on February 11, 2002. He was released by the Patriots on September 1, 2002 and signed to the Patriots' practice squad on September 3. Anderson was on the practice squad when the Patriots won Super Bowl XXXVI. Anderson was signed by the Miami Dolphins on January 28, 2003. Anderson was allocated to NFL Europe by the Miami Dolphins on January 31, 2003, he played for the Amsterdam Admirals. He was released by the Dolphins on August 29, 2003. Anderson spent the 2005 season with the Colorado Crush. Anderson spent the 2006 season with the Los Angeles Avengers. Just Sports Stats

Mount Forest Patriots

The Mount Forest Patriots are a Junior ice hockey team based in Mount Forest, Canada. They play in the Provincial Junior Hockey League. With their expansion into the Ontario Hockey Association in 1987, the Patriots served as a catalyst for the genesis of the Grey-Bruce Junior "C" Hockey League into the WJCHL; until 1987, all teams in the GBJHL were from Bruce County. Mount Forest, at the Southern border of Grey County, is a part of Wellington County and therefore rendered the GBJHL inadequate; the expansion of the Pats came soon after the folding of the Markdale Mohawks and the Arthur Eagles, two local Junior "D" teams. Following nine years of WJCHL domination by the Hanover Barons, the Patriots came into their own; the team won three consecutive league titles from 1994 until 1996, but could not surpass the Belle River Canadiens, Bowmanville Eagles, or the Paris Mounties in the early rounds of the All-Ontario Championship to win the Clarence Schmalz Cup. In 1998, the Patriots were designated the farm team of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League's Durham Huskies.

This relationship resulted in the Patriots fielding the first Russian to play in the WJCHL, Valentine Lidvanov, however the teams' affiliation was severed in 2001 when the Huskies left the OPJHL to join the WJCHL. The Huskies were granted leave from the OPJHL, but were voted out of the WJCHL before they could play a game; the Pats have struggled to obtain their first winning season since 1998. None-the-less, the community of Mount Forest stands behind them filling the arena at home games; the 2004-05 season ended with the Mount Forest Patriots on the outside looking in. At the end of the season, the upstart Goderich Sailors jumped ahead of the Patriots to take control of the fourth playoff seed and leaving the Patriots eliminated from the playoffs. In 2005-06, the Patriots finished in last place overall but took advantage of an expanded playoff format introduced that season; the playoffs did not last long though as the Hanover Barons swept the Patriots in the league quarter-final 2-games-to-none.

The 2006-07 season ended with the Patriots back up in the fifth seed. They challenged the Hanover Barons in the league quarter-final and were defeated 3-games-to-1. During the summer of 2016 the eight junior "C" leagues in Southern Ontario came together as the Provincial Junior Hockey League; the former leagues assigned to one of four conferences. For the Patriots it means they will compete in the Pollock Division; the Patriots have seen some success after the amalgamation of the Provincial Junior Hockey League. This success has been within their own division after winning 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 division championships over the Walkerton Hawks. With 2016-2017 the most exciting year for Mount Forest in years. After beating the Wingham Ironmen 4-games-to-0, they would see the 2nd seeded Mitchell Hawks in the semi-finals for the Pollock Division. Mitchell on paper and in the standings a better team, The Hawks jumped out to a quick 3-games-to-0 lead, The Patriots would fight back and win the series 4-games-to-3.

On the road in Game 7 The Patriots were the team to beat with motivation on their side they took the game 5-2 for their first upset in the Pollock division that year. The second upset was when the Patriots defeated the Walkerton Hawks 4-games-to-3 in the division final to win their first league championship in 20 years! After their division win they would face the renowned and dangerous Alliston Hornets; the Hornets would end up handling the series easy 4-games-to-1. The Patriots 2017-2018 season was 1 for the history books in team history. After finishing in 1st place with a league record of and one of the most successful in Patriots history, it had them receiving a first round bye in the quarter finals; the second round would have them matched up against a familiar advisory the Wingham Ironmen. The previous year had The Patriots sweeping The Ironmen in the quarter final round; this semi-final match-up was looking to be a battle, The Patriots ended up winning this series 4-games-to-0. They would encounter once again The Walkerton Hawks in the division final.

This series would end up in The Patriots favor for the second year in a row, with the Mount Forest Patriots wining their 2nd division title in as many years 4-games-to-2. After their 2nd division win in 2 years, The Patriots would face the newly acclaimed Carruthers division champions Stayner Siskins; this series was back and forth and entertaining hockey, The Siskins would end up winning this series 4-games-to-1. The Siskins would end up losing to the Clarence Schmalz Cup Champions Lakefield Chiefs. Another year another Pollock Division championship for the Patriots in 18-2019. 1st place came down to the wire in this league with a record of. The Patriots edged out the Wingham Ironmen in the last regular season game "winner gets 1st place game." They managed to win in regulation 6-5 and both teams sat atop the standings with 65 points. Mount Forest ended up claiming 1st place with more wins, it had them receiving a first round bye in the quarter finals; the second round would have them matched up against a familiar advisory the Walkerton Hawks.

The previous year had The Patriots beating the Hawks in the League Final series. This semi-final match-up proved to be no contest as the Patriots ended up winning this series 4-games-to-0, they would encounter once again the team they beat in the last game of the year for first place. The Patriots being the 2 time defending champs the favorites, ended up beating Wingham Ironmen 4-games-to-2. After their 3peat of the division in as many years returning to the final

Uraeotyphlus oommeni

Uraeotyphlus oommeni, sometimes known as the Oommen's caecilian, Oommen's Uraeotyphlus, or Bonnacord caecilian, is a species of caecilian in the family Ichthyophiidae. Within Uraeotyphlus, it belongs to the U. malabaricus group showing no obvious external differentiation between primary and higher-order annuli. This species is endemic to the Western Ghats and only known from its type locality, Thiruvananthapuram district, southern Kerala. Little is known about this species known only from a single specimen collected from an imprecise location; the specific name oommeni honours Oommen V. Oommen, professor of zoology at the University of Kerala; the holotype is a mature female measuring 164 mm in 7 mm wide at mid-body. There are 207 and 214 annuli, without clear external differentiation between primary and higher-order annuli; the body is dorsoventrally compressed. The head is pointed; the eyes are visible. The preserved specimen has lilac-brown anterior part of the body, becoming paler towards the head.

The darker dorsal colouration grades through lighter brown to cream-tan ventrally. The precise location where this species was collected on the Bonaccord estate in 1987 is unknown, it is similar to other members of the genus, which are oviparous, lay terrestrial eggs, are subterranean as adults. Threats to this species are unknown