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Poznań University of Technology

Poznań University of Technology, PUT is a university located in Poznań, Poland. Poznań University of Technology is known as one of the best technical universities in Poland. URAP ranked PUT as in top 6% of world universities and Webometrics ranked it at no. 842 in the world by Google citations for the year 2015. In 1995 it became the first Polish university to become a member of the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research, an organization comprising the best technical universities in Europe; the university is a member of the Socrates-Erasmus programme for exchange students from all over Europe, promoting advanced engineering and a European dimension. The university is home to many organizations and student circles, the radio station Afera 98.6 MHz. The university has over 1100 academic staffs. There are ten faculties: Architecture Chemical Technology Civil and Environmental Engineering Computing Electrical Engineering Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering Management Machines and Transportation Mechanical Engineering and Management Technical Physics PUT was founded in 1955 and the first rector was Roman Kozak.

But a state school had existed in Poznań since 1919, under name of the Higher State School of Machinery. After adding a second department in 1929, its name was changed to the Higher State School of Machinery and Electrotechnics, it was supposed to become the University of Technology in 1940, but its development was interrupted by World War II. In 1945 the school received the status of Higher Engineering School and in 1955 it became the University of Technology. In 1999 Poznan University of Technology celebrated 80 anniversary of the higher educational technical system in Poznan, it continues traditions of the State Higher School of Mechanical Engineering, opened in August 1919. The school remained open at the outbreak of the Second World War, during which time 716 graduates had completed their studies there, it was allocated in a building nowadays situated at Marie Skłodowska-Curie Square, today the Rector's Office. In 1929, the school changed its name to the State Higher School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

As a result of further development, the Higher School was to be given the status of a University in 1940. This did not occur during the war period. In September 1945, the School received the title High School of Engineering and after ten years became Poznan University of Technology. PUT is at present autonomous state institution consisting of nine faculties in which institutes and chairs over one thousand academic staff members do research and run educational tasks for over fourteen thousand students of full -time and part-time studies. PUT has been granted the right to confer doctorates in technical science. Moreover, it runs postgraduate studies within different faculties. In 1995 PUT, as the first Polish University of Technology, became a member of the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research – CESAER-bringing together the best European Engineering Colleges and Universities of Technology. In 1999 PUT was the host organization of the IX CESAER Conference.

In the academic year 1999 / 2000 European Credit Transfer System –ECTS-was introduced at the PUT. Students from the Faculty of Computer Science started few times in CSIDC computer systems projecting world championships organised by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society and ImagineCup. Four different teams in 2001—2006 managed by Doctor of Engineering Jan Kniat were three-time world champions. Many graduates from Computer science and Management faculty work in Microsoft corporation in Redmond, Washington, US. PUT is a member of CESAER Association and was the first Polish technical university to receive membership of that organisation. Paweł Arndt, politician Jacek Błażewicz, computer scientist Janusz Centka, glider pilot, winner of three World Gliding Championships Witold Czarnecki, politician Aleksander Doba, traveller Waldy Dzikowski, politician Andrzej Jajszczyk, academic Roman Słowiński, computer scientist, academic Jan Węglarz, computer scientist Roman Kozak Zbigniew Jasicki Wiktor Jankowski Bolesław Wojciechowicz Edmund Tuliszka Czesław Królikowski Wiktor Jankowski Tadeusz Puchałka Andrzej Ryżyński Jarosław Stefaniak Eugeniusz Mitkowski Jerzy Dembczyński Adam Hamrol Tomasz Łodygowski List of universities in Poland Universities in Poznan Official site of PUT PUT's Institute of Computer Science PUT's Institute of Management Engineering PUT's Institute of Environmental Engineering Association of Scientific Circles at PUT Scientific Circle of Environmental Engineers

John Sackville Labatt

John Sackville Labatt was a Canadian businessman, the president of the Labatt Brewing Company and a prominent kidnapping victim. He was one of nine children of John Labatt, he was educated at Trinity College School and McGill University, it was he and his brother, Hugh Francis Labatt, who took up management of the firm upon their father's death in 1915. John Sackville became president of the company, he would hold that position for several decades. In 1926, he married Elizabeth Anne Lynch. With her, he had three children: John Pridham and Mary. On August 14, 1934, Labatt was returning to his office in London, from his cottage on Lake Huron near Sarnia, Ontario. Soon after leaving the cottage, his car was forced to stop by another vehicle, Labatt was abducted at gunpoint, he was forced to write a letter to his brother Hugh, telling him to go to the Royal York Hotel to await further instructions. Labatt was taken to a cottage on Lake Muskoka, where he was blindfolded and chained to a bed; the kidnappers were Michael Francis McCardell, known as Three Fingered Abe, Jack Bannon, Albert Pegram, Russell Knowles.

Knowles drove Labatt's car to London and, after placing the note inside it, sent word to Hugh Labatt about its location. Hugh proceeded to the Royal York Hotel and began gathering money to pay the ransom, but word got out and generated a media furor. Reporters massed in London; this caused the kidnappers to panic, they decided to release Labatt. They released him on St. Clair Avenue in the Forest Hill neighbourhood, they gave him cab fare and fled. Labatt travelled to the Royal York, it took some moments for the gathered crowd of reporters to realize who had just walked in the door, but when it was revealed, pandemonium erupted. Three of the kidnappers were arrested and sentenced to fifteen years in jail; the fourth was killed in the United States soon after. While unharmed, the experience affected Labatt, he became a near recluse for the rest of his life. List of kidnappings Adam Mayers. "A heady week in 1934" The Toronto Star. Jun 22, 2007 "John S. Labatt" The Globe and Mail July 9, 1952 Susan Goldenberg Snatched!: The Peculiar Kidnapping of Beer Tycoon John Labatt Dundurn Press, September 2004 The London and Middlesex Historical Society - Three Fingered Abe and the Labatt Kidnapping

Yūko Tsushima

Satoko Tsushima, known by her pen name Yūko Tsushima, was a Japanese fiction writer and critic. Tsushima won many of Japan's top literary prizes in her career, including the Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature, the Noma Literary New Face Prize, the Noma Literary Prize, the Yomiuri Prize and the Tanizaki Prize; the New York Times called Tsushima "one of the most important writers of her generation." Her work has been translated into over a dozen languages. Tsushima was born in Tokyo, her father was famed novelist Osamu Dazai. She drew on the aftermath of this experience in writing her short story "The Watery Realm." While attending Shirayuri Women's University she published her first fiction. At age 24 she published her first collection of Carnival. A prolific writer, she was the winner of several literary prizes. In 1972 her story "Pregnant with a Fox" was a runner-up for the Akutagawa Prize, she was awarded the Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature in 1977 for Kusa no Fushido, the first annual Noma Literary New Face Prize for Hikari no ryōbun in 1979.

In 1983 she was awarded the Kawabata Yasunari Literature Prize for her short story "Danmari ichi", in 1986 she won the Yomiuri Prize for her novel Yoru no hikari ni owarete. In 1998 she was awarded the 34th Tanizaki Prize and the 51st Noma Literary Prize for her novel Hi no yama – yamazaruki. In 2002 she won the Osaragi Jiro Prize for Warai ookami. Tsushima's work is characterized as feminist, though she did not apply this label to her own work, her writing explores the lives of marginalized people women, who struggle for control of their own lives against societal and family pressures. She has cited Tennessee Williams as a literary influence. Unlike many of her contemporaries, whose writing about women tended to assume a nuclear family, Tsushima wrote about women, abandoned by family members, her stories, several of which draw on her own experience as a single mother, focus on the psychological impact of abandonment on those left behind. Child of Fortune Territory of Light Woman Running in the Mountains The Shooting Gallery & Other Stories A sensitive season South wind The silent traders The chrysanthemum beetle Missing The shooting gallery Clearing the thickets An embrace Laughing Wolf Of Dogs and Walls (犬と塀について, inu to hei nituite, 2018), Profile at J'Lit Books from Japan Synopsis of Laughing Wolf at JLPP Memento libri: New Writings and Translations from the World of Tsushima Yūko, ed. by Anne McKnight and Michael Bourdaghs, The Asia-Pacific Journal.

Japan Focus 16, 12, 2 Yūko Tsushima, Home Ground, tr. by Geraldine Harcourt, The Asia-Pacific Journal. Japan Focus 16, 12, 3 A 1970s Japanese Novel Leading the Way to Ferrante by Jiayang Fan, The New York Times

Right Above It

"Right Above It" is a song by American rapper Lil Wayne, released as the first single off his eighth studio album, I Am Not a Human Being. The song features vocals from Canadian and Young Money rapper Drake, is produced by American hip-hop producer Kane Beatz; the song is written by rapper and producer Andrew Canton. The song achieved reasonable chart success in the United States where it peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot Digital Songs chart, charted modestly internationally. Upon its release, the song received positive reviews from critics, who complimented its confident, upbeat tone and the performances of both rappers, with many praising it as a highlight off the album; the song was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 2,000,000+ copies. The song serves as the opening theme for the HBO series Ballers. Along with all of the other songs on I Am Not a Human Being, the song was recorded in 2010 prior to Wayne's nine-month prison term for criminal possession of a weapon.

The song contains a vocal sample from the Tupac Shakur song "Hail Mary": more it samples the line "I ain't a killer but don't push me". The song premiered on August 3, 2010 on the New York urban contemporary radio station Hot 97. On the same evening, the show's host Funkmaster Flex conducted an interview with Lil Wayne from Rikers Island prison, who announced that the song would be released as a single, amongst discussing I Am Not a Human Being, although the release date was not announced at the time; the single was digitally released in the United States on August 17, 2010. On December 31, 2010 Lil Wayne performed the song on NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly; as Drake was not available to sing his verse, it was not featured in the performance. Lil Wayne and Drake performed the song on 106 and Park on December 31, 2010; the song received positive reviews from music critics. AllMusic writer David Jefferies called the song "grand" stating that it "swaggers and struts like a free man cruising through the club".

Jon Caramanica of The New York Times described the song as "bombastic" and praised Lil Wayne's musical diversity, comparing the song to more recent hits and their different musical styles, stating " successes in the last few months have been in different, divergent, modes... diversity is Lil Wayne’s strength". Despite describing the song as "generic", Los Angeles Times writer Jeff Weiss wrote positively of the song, stating that " achieves a kind of bizarre solipsism". However, he felt that "Wayne’s done this shtick better before". After experiencing strong digital sales on release, the song debuted at number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart dated September 4, 2010, making it the highest debuting song on the chart for that week, at number 1 on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart, becoming the first Lil Wayne song to top this chart. With 225,000 copies downloaded during the first week, it was Wayne's best sales week as a lead artist and as of December 27 the single has sold over a million copies.

The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart, at number four on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. "Right Above It" achieved modest international charting. The song debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 37 on 5 September 2010 following strong digital downloading from the album; this marks Lil Wayne's second Top 40 hit in the UK after "Lollipop" peaked at number 26 during 2008. The single peaked at number 11 on the UK R&B Chart; the song peaked at number 34 in Canada, number 27 in Belgium. As of June 2015, the song is featured in the opening of the HBO television series Ballers, it is used as the walkout song for UFC Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier. Songwriting – Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham, Daniel Johnson, Andrew Canton Production – Kane BeatzSource: Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Emin Mahmudov

Emin Mahmudov is an Azerbaijani football midfielder who plays for Neftchi Baku in the Azerbaijan Premier League. Mahmudov played for all youth levels of Russian national team, before switching to play for Azerbaijan national football team in 2016, he is the vice-captain of Neftchi Baku. Emin Mahmudov was born in Saatly, Azerbaijan in 1992, he moved to Russia with his family as a child and started playing football in the youth academy of FC Saturn Ramenskoye. During the 2010 season, he became the player of the senior team. Mahmudov made his debut in Russian Premier League on 24 April 2010, in a match against Dinamo Moscow, at the age of 17, he scored his first goal on senior level against Anzhi on 20 November. Mahmudov played. After the dissolution of Saturn, Mahmudov signed a long-term contract with Spartak Moscow as a free-agent on 15 January 2011. Emin played 90 minutes against Rostov on the first game of the 2011-12 season. Mahmudov appeared in a total of 12 matches during the season for Spartak, however despite a successful start he was not able to become the player of the main squad.

During the 3 seasons between 2012 and 2014, Mahmudov played on loan for Premier League teams Tomsk and Krylia Sovetov and played for the reserve team of Spartak. After a one-year loan, Krylia Sovetov purchased Emin Mahmudov from Spartak on January 31, 2014 for €250,000; the same season Krylia got relegated from the Premier League. However, the 2014-15 season Krylia Sovetov became the champions of Russian Football National League and won the promotion to Premier League again. Emin missed most of that season due to fractured leg injury that he received in September 2014. Emin Mahmudov made his comeback to Russian Premier League 9 August 2015, during the game against his previous team Spartak Moscow. On August 31, it was announced that Emin Mahmudov will play on loan at Mordovia Saransk until the end of 2015-16 season. Mahmudov made his debut for Mordovia on September 20 and soon became one of the regular members of the starting squad. On 21 July 2016 he signed a two-year contract with Boavista. Mahmudov debuted for the Boavista in Primeira Liga match against Sporting Lisbon on 26 November 2016.

On 23 December 2016, Mahmudov scored his first goal for the club, away against Nacional, in Primeira Liga. On 18 September 2017, Neftchi Baku signed with Mahmudov until the end of 2017-18 season. Mahmudov made his Azerbaijan Premier League debut for Neftchi Baku against Gabala on 24 September 2017, he scored his first goal for Neftchi Baku in the Azerbaijan Premier League match against Gabala on 19 November 2017. On 17 June 2018, Mahmudov a new contract with Neftçi PFK until the end of the 2019/20 season. Emin Mahmudov has dual citizenship of Azerbaijan and Russia and hence he is eligible to play for both teams. Mahmudov played for Azerbaijani youth national teams until 2007, played for all youth levels of Russian national team since then. Emin Mahmudov became the champion of Commonwealth of Independent States Cup twice in 2012 and 2013, as the member of Russian under-21 team. Mahmudov was called up and played for the Azerbaijan national football team in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification 1-0 win over San Marino.

As of match played 11 June 2016. Statistics accurate as of match played 11 June 2019 Scores and results list Azerbaijan's goal tally first. Krylia SovetovRussian Football National League: 2014-15 Russia national under-21Commonwealth of Independent States Cup: 2012, 2013 Emin Mahmudov at Soccerway Profile by the Russian Football Premier League Profile at FC Saturn website

Flame cleaning

Flame cleaning known as flame gouging, is the process of cleaning a structural steel surface by passing an intensely hot oxyacetylene flame over it. Mill scale and rust are removed by the reducing effect of the flame and the action of the heat, leaving the surface in a condition suitable for wire brushing and painting. There are many uses for flame cleaning rather than just to remove mill scale, it is used as a removal tool for paints, bad welds, mechanical wear along with other surface imperfections. The process of flame cleaning is not anything new and does not require any extra equipment than what would be found in a typical metal shop, it is just an oxygen-fuel torch, used parallel with the surface to melt and blow off any blemishes that the operator wants to eliminate. Shown in the adjacent diagram, the surface is blasted with the oxygen-fuel torch across the surface versus the orthodox use of the flame as a cutting or gouging tool. Though the equipment is the same, the flame used in cleaning is drastically reduced to prevent excess removal of the surface.

Various kinds of fuel can be run for example acetylene. Various surfaces can be cleaned using this process; the oxy-flame can work on assorted surface qualities and remove some of the hardest to clean substances such as lubricants and grease. Ceramics, steel constructions, offshore systems and concrete elements can all be cleaned. Although the function of cleaning can be accomplished, the general aesthetic look is damaged due to the burn marks by the oxy-flame; the surface is ready for further processing such as painting, grinding or any other further operation. Air carbon arc cutting