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Pouso Alegre

Pouso Alegre is a municipality in southern region of Minas Gerais state, Brazil with a population of 148.862. The literacy rate is 94.2%. The area of the municipality is 543 km², it lies in the valley of the Sapucaí River. Cities that form boundaries with Pouso Alegre are: Cachoeira de Minas, Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Careaçu, São Sebastião da Bela Vista, Congonhal, São João da Mata and Silvianópolis; the distance to the state capital, Belo Horizonte, is 385 km, to São Paulo 202 km, to Rio de Janeiro 390 km. The city is 8 km. from the main interstate highway BR-381, which connects São Paulo to Belo Horizonte. Pouso Alegre is an industrial center with industries in the food sector and metallurgy. Many national and multinational enterprises have their plants here, their activities include food, cars, pharmaceuticals and many other small and medium enterprises. The "Bandeirantes" explored all the Brazilian country looking for gold and other mineral resources, they were the first European explorers to arrive in the ancient Pouso Alegre region, in 1596.

After discovering gold in the Santana's mines, they founded the new village called "Matosinho do Mandu", Pouso Alegre's first name. New paths were built to connect Pouso Alegre to other cities; these paths connected it to Vila Rica. In 1797 the Governor Dom Bernardo José de Lorena, Sarzedas Baron, passing by the small village became so enchanted by its nature, by "the vast and clean horizons", said "This village should not be called Mandu, but Pouso Alegre". In Portuguese, Pouso Alegre means "a nice stay"; the 2009 census of the city population was 131,462 inhabitants. The city is the nineteenth largest city in Minas Gerais and the second largest in southern Minas Gerais. 1996 - 94,354 inhabitants 2000 - 106,457 inhabitants 2010 - 140,658 inhabitantsThe city of Pouso Alegre stands out in the region by high buildings found in its central region. The highest building in the city is building Octávio Meyer, with 20 floors, it has been the year of its completion. Pouso Alegre has more than 4,500 stores in its commercial area.

The statistic is made by ACIPA in 2010. Some of the stores in the city are: Bob's, Chilli Beans, Cia. Hering, Kaza Houseware, M. Officer, N-Store, OAK Shop; the city is an important industrial center in the region. Several different kinds of industries are present in the city. In 2012 the city will receive the largest Chinese investment in Latin America, with the installation of heavy machinery industry, XCMG and 18 other industries have settled in the city between 2008 and 2012; some of the industries in the city are: Unilever, Rexam and Yoki. Itajubá 65 km Santa Rita do Sapucaí 25 km Poços de Caldas 100 km Varginha 123 km São Paulo 200 km Santos 260 km São José dos Campos 150 km Campinas 200 km Guarulhos 180 km Senador José Bento 32 km Belo Horizonte 384 km Rio de Janeiro 360 km Porto Alegre 1,300 km Salvador 1,790 km Recife 2,400 km Brasília 1,084 km Pouso Alegre government website

Albert Grzesinski

Albert Carl Grzesinski was a German SPD politician and Minister of the Interior of Prussia from 1926 to 1930. Grzesinski was born Albert Lehmann in Treptow an der Tollense, the illegitimate son of a maid, grew up with grandparents, he assumed the name of his stepfather in 1892. He became a member of the SPD in 1897. In 1919, he became Under-Secretary of State in the Prussian War Ministry, he declined the position as Reichswehr Minister in 1920. From 1922 to 1924, he was President of the Prussian Police, from 1925 to 1926, he was President of the Berlin Police, his tenure as Minister of the Interior was marked by his efforts to promote democracy, by the political violence in Germany at the time the violence committed by the communists and hostility between the communists and the social democrats. In 1929, he banned the Rotfrontkämpferbund in Prussia. In May 1929 he was involved in the violent police suppression of illegal open-air communist rallies in Berlin meant to celebrate May Day, which led to several days of rioting known as Blutmai.

Over 30 civilians would be killed and over a thousand arrested, leading to widespread criticism over the government response. He resigned on February 1930, for personal reasons. From 1930 to 1932, he was again Police President. In 1931, as Berlin's Police President, he tried to gag Hitler, ordering him deported as an undesirable alien, but Chancellor Heinrich Brüning did not sign the order, he was removed from his position following the 1932 Preußenschlag, when he was succeeded by the former Police President of Essen, Kurt Melcher. According to Christopher Clark, he referred to Hiter as'the foreigner' and found it'lamentable' that he should be negotiating with the government'instead of being chased away with a dog whip'. Following the Nazi rise to power, with his name appearing on the first list of Germans, who were arbitrarily denaturalised according to a new law, which ensued the seizure of all his property in Germany, he turned stateless, he fled to Switzerland in 1933. He emigrated to France, in 1937, to the United States.

In exile, he was active in anti-Nazi organisations. He died in New York. Albert Grzesinski: Im Kampf um die deutsche Republik. Erinnerungen eines Sozialdemokraten. Herausgegeben von Eberhard Kolb. München 2001. Newspaper clippings about Albert Grzesinski in the 20th Century Press Archives of the ZBW

Bern railway station

Bern railway station serves the municipality of Bern, the federal city of Switzerland. Opened progressively between 1858 and 1860, rebuilt several times since it lies on the Olten–Bern and the Lausanne–Bern lines and is near the end of the Lötschberg line; the station is owned by the Swiss Federal Railways. Train services to and from the station are operated by the Swiss Federal Railways, the Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon railway and the metre gauge Regionalverkehr Bern-Solothurn. Trains calling at the station include TGVs, ICEs, international trains to Italy. Bern is the nearest station to the University of Bern in the Länggasse quarter. There is a rooftop terrace on top of the station, accessed by lift from the subway by Platforms 12 and 13, with views over the city and to the Bernese Alps. Access to Bern Airport from the station is via rail to Belp station and by connecting bus, but the first and last buses each day run directly between Bern station and the airport, it has an IATA Airport Code, as American Airlines codeshares on the Swiss Federal Railways service from Zurich Airport in Zürich.

Between 1999 and 2003, the station was renovated and redesigned. Presently, the site contains Rail City, a shopping center open for longer opening hours than most other shops in the city, on Sundays and public holidays, when most other shops would be close; the station has four meter gauge RBS platforms. Curiously, there is no platform 11, but there is a through railway track with no platform face between platforms 10 and 12; the station interchanges with many local bus and trolley bus routes and regional bus services. Amid projections of increasing passenger numbers, plans for a major expansion and development of Bern Station focusing upon new underground areas, were mooted during the 2010s. Swiss Federal Railways, Regional Bern-Solothurn, the city of Bern are the key backers behind this development. On 26 June 2017, authorisation to proceed with the planned station expansion was issued and construction activity commenced during the following month; the renovated station is expected to be completed by the end of 2025.

During 1848, in conjunction with various other changes institutes as Switzerland transitioned to a new federal government system, it was declared by the Federal Council that the city of Bern had been selected as the nation's new capital. As a consequence of this decision, Bern experienced a construction boom promptly thereafter. Amongst the projects commenced was a sizable railway station, built to accommodate the large volume of local and international traffic, anticipated. Throughout its life, Bern railway station has been the second biggest station in Switzerland. Over the course of time, Bern station has been progressively expanded and new services added, it forms the central hub for the city's S-Bahn network, as well as being a major interchange providing connections throughout the metropolitan area, covering an area containing in excess of one million people. Projections have been produced which anticipate that, by 2030, passenger numbers using the station are set to rise to between 260,000 and 375,000 people per day.

During the early part of the twenty-first century, a team of Swiss Federal Railways, Regional Bern-Solothurn, the city of Bern formed for the purpose of further developing Bern Station to better satisfy the needs of the expanding fare-paying members of the public. In accordance with this aim, in the 2010s, a concept emerged for the station's expansion, which encompasses the construction of a new underground station, along with supporting underground and outdoor works, to accommodate the increased demand. A new pedestrian underpass was proposed, claimed would result in a reduction in the time taken to transfer between the station's platforms; this underpass shall feature two new station entrances at Bubenberg Centre and Länggasse half of all passengers are expected to use these new entrances. The new lower station area is planned to accommodate a total of four tracks, which are to be run underneath six individual tracks of the existing station, it shall principally comprise a pair of large underground halls, each being furnished with a single 12 meter-wide central platform and two tracks.

Pedestrian access to and from the platforms is to be achieved via both escalators and elevators, allowing for a quick transition to the older platforms where the main line long-distance and S-Bahn services shall continue to stop at, or to exist the station into the city itself. Various adaptions and changes to both the existing station and its surrounding area are planned. Larger underground car parking areas are to be constructed at Eilgut, as well as underground spaces for the installation of miscellaneous railway systems and emergency access routes; the station's decorative Perron ceiling is to undergo restoration, while various track works and the installation of new signal boxes shall take place. A considerable emphasis has been placed upon the facility's aesthetics.

Teboho Mokoena (footballer, born 1997))

Teboho Mokoena is a South African professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier Soccer League side SuperSport United, the South Africa national team. He made his professional debut in 2016 and has since made over 100 appearances for SuperSport United. During his schooling, Mokoena was discovered by Charles Molefe, a teacher doubling up a soccer coach at Bodikela Junior Secondary School, his performances at school level earned him a sport at the Harmony Sports Academy from where he was picked up by SuperSport United. At SuperSport United, he progressed through the academy and captained the club at U-19 level, he was promoted to the first-team in 2016 by Stuart Baxter and made his professional debut in February the following year, coming on as a late substitute for Cole Alexander in a 5–2 league win over Golden Arrows. In March 2017, after having become a regular feature in SuperSport United's midfield alongside Dean Furman and Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Mokoena was at the centre of a club-versus-country row when Baxter refused to release him for international duty for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup due his commitment to the club's impending Nedbank Cup semi-final match.

A compromise was reached between the two parties which resulted in Mokoena being specially flown up to join his international teammates after SuperSport United confirmed their progression in the tournament. He returned in time for the final but was an unused substitute as the club beat Orlando Pirates 4–1 to claim the title. Prior to the final, he had scored his first professional goal in a 2–2 CAF Confederations Cup draw with TP Mazembe; the following season, Mokoena continued to feature for SuperSport United. He managed two goals and two assists for the season and, despite the club finishing a disappointing eighth in the league, he was nominated for the PSL Young Player of the Season award. On 13 March 2019, he was awarded the league's Goal of the Month award for the month of January following his strike against Bloemfontein Celtic. In July 2017, Mokoena received his first call-up to the senior national team by former SuperSport United manager Stuart Baxter, who had departed the club at the end of the 2016–17 domestic season, for the nation's 2018 African Nations Championship qualifiers.

He made his debut on 15 July against Botswana and was praised following the match for his ability to "carry the team on his shoulders". The following year, he scored his first international goal in South Africa's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification win over Seychelles, his goal contributed towards the nation recording its largest victory with the match ending 6–0 in favour of South Africa. As of match played 8 November 20191 Includes Nedbank Cup matches. 2 Includes. 3 Includes. 4 Includes. As of 7 June 2019 SuperSport UnitedNedbank Cup: 2017 MTN 8: 2019

SOCAN Songwriting Prize

The SOCAN Songwriting Prize known as the ECHO Songwriting Prize, is an annual competition recognizing the best in Canadian emerging music, both anglophone and francophone. Established in 2006, the competition was designed to recognize some of the most innovative and artistic songs created in the year preceding the award by emerging songwriters in Canada. Songs are selected by a competition panel composed of 10 music experts from the Canadian music scene, who each nominate two songs based on a set of criteria they believe are the best songs by emerging artists from the past year; the songs announced publicly. Fans vote for the winner over the course of two weeks in June. Once the winners are determined after the voting period, they each are awarded a $10,000 cash prize from SOCAN and an assortment of prizes from the yearly sponsors. Beginning in 2015, the shortlist of nominees was increased from five to ten. SOCAN Songwriting Prize

Chromatic Games

Chromatic Games Trendy Entertainment Inc. is an American video game development studio, founded in 2009, by Augi Lye and Jeremy Stieglitz. It is located in Florida. Trendy Entertainment is a developer of Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows, iOS, Android platform games. Trendy Entertainment developed the indie title Dungeon Defence in 4 weeks using the Unreal Engine, released on February 4, 2010; the game formed the basis for Dungeon Defenders, released on October 19, 2011. Dungeon Defenders was financially successful, having sold more than 600,000 copies within two years of its release; this drew a large US$18.2 million investment into Trendy by Insight Venture Partners, gaining majority control of the company. Stieglitz stated in a interview that Insight was not as much interested in the video game development side, has affected their approach to developing games. A June 2013 investigation by Kotaku magazine found the company to be a poor employer, citing a sexist work environment that demanded excessive work hours.

The company removed Stieglitz from their upcoming Dungeon Defenders 2 game shortly after publication of the report, instead created an imprint division, NomNom Games, placing Stieglitz as its president by September 2013, starting the development of Monster Madness Online, a massively multiplayer online game in the spirit of Dungeon Defenders. Stieglitz remained at Trendy until around April 2014, where he wrote to Insight and Trendy's management that he could not trust some of the people working under him as a result of fallout from the report, asked that either these people be removed, or find a way to have him leave the company. Trendy and Stieglitz came to an agreement to have him work for a few additional months, through August 2014, while agreeing to cut his non-compete agreement from three to one years. Following his departure, Stieglitz co-formed Studio Wildcard in September 2014, bringing in a number of Trendy developers who went on to develop Ark: Survival Evolved. Ostensibly, Studio Wildcard had stated that Stieglitz was only consulting on their studio during this period.

However and Insight argued that Stieglitz was breaking his non-compete after discovering his role in co-founding Wildcard, further, had been trying to lure talent from Trendy, had used some of the proprietary information from Trendy's work into Ark. Trendy and Insight sought US$600 million from Stieglitz in the suit, but by April 2016, Stieglitz opted to settle out of court, agreeing to pay Trendy US$40 million rather than fight the lawsuit, given Insight's financial backing; the company rebranded itself as Chromatic Games in March 2019. This change followed by a buyout of the studio from its investors by the original co-founder Augi Lye, as well a transition of staff, with some veteran developers departing while new hires were brought in, bringing the total company size to 30. Under the new structure, Lye became CEO, Joshua Javaheri, Trendy’s employee zero, became the Studio Director. Colin Fisher, a developer for Dungeon Defenders II, became the studio's creative lead before departing in July 2019.

Further the name change was divest itself from the situation around Stieglitz in 2013, as well as to show the company's refocus on ongoing development for Dungeon Defenders II and working towards a new title Dungeon Defenders: Awakened. Official website