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Robert Stout

Sir Robert Stout was a New Zealand politician, the 13th Premier of New Zealand on two occasions in the late 19th century, Chief Justice of New Zealand. He was the only person to hold both these offices, he was noted for his support of liberal causes such as women's suffrage, for his strong belief that philosophy and theory should always triumph over political expediency. Born in the town of Lerwick in Scotland's Shetland Islands, Stout retained a strong attachment to the Shetland Islands throughout his life, he received a good education and qualified as a teacher. He qualified as a surveyor in 1860, he became interested in politics through his extended family, which met to discuss and debate political issues of the day. Stout was exposed to many different political philosophies during his youth. In 1863, Stout emigrated to New Zealand. Once there, he became involved in political debate, which he enjoyed, he became active in the Freethought circles of the city. After failing to find employment as a surveyor on the Otago gold-fields, Stout returned to education, holding a number of senior teaching positions at the high-school level.

However, Stout moved away from education and entered the legal profession. In 1867 he was working in the law firm of William Downie Stewart Sr, he was called to the bar on 4 July 1871, proved to be a successful trial-lawyer. He became one of Otago University's first students, studying political economy and the theory of morality, he became the university's first law-lecturer. Stout's political career started with his election to the Otago Provincial Council. During his time on the Council he impressed many people - both with his energy and with his rhetorical skill - although others found him abrasive, complained about his lack of respect for those who held different views. Stout contested an August 1875 by-election in the Caversham electorate and thus became a Member of the New Zealand Parliament, he unsuccessfully opposed moves by the central government to abolish the provinces. At the 1875 election a few months he was returned in the City of Dunedin electorate. On 13 March 1878, Stout became Attorney-General in the government of Premier George Grey.

He had a hand in a number of significant pieces of legislation while in this role. On 25 July 1878, Stout gained the additional role of Minister of Immigration. A strong advocate of land reform, Stout worked towards the goal of state ownership of land, which would be leased to individual farmers, he expressed fears that private ownership would lead to the sort of "powerful landlord class" that existed in Britain. Stout supported taxation of owned land gains in value. In 1885 he noted that he had been an advocate of Georgist public finance policy long before Henry George wrote Progress and Poverty. On 25 June 1879, Stout resigned both from cabinet and from parliament, citing the need to focus on his law practice, his partner in the practice was growing ill, the success of his firm was important to the welfare of both Stout and his family. Throughout his career, Stout found the cost of participating in politics a serious worry, his legal career, was not the only contributing factor to his resignation, with a falling out between Stout and George Grey having occurred shortly beforehand.

At around this time Stout developed a friendship with John Ballance, who had resigned from Grey's cabinet after a dispute. Stout and Ballance shared many of the same political views. During his absence from parliament, Stout began to form ideas about political parties in New Zealand, believing in the need for a united liberal front, he concluded, that parliament was too fragmented for any real political parties to be established. In the election of 1884 Stout re-entered parliament, attempted to rally the various liberal-leaning MPs behind him. Stout promptly formed an alliance with Julius Vogel, a former premier – this surprised many observers, because although Vogel shared Stout's progressive social views, the two had clashed over economic policy and the future of the provincial governments. Many saw Vogel as the dominant partner in the alliance. In August 1884, only a month after returning to parliament, Stout passed a vote of no confidence in the conservative Harry Atkinson, assumed the premiership.

Julius Vogel was made treasurer, thereby gaining a considerable measure of power in the administration. Stout's new government lasted less than two weeks, with Atkinson managing to pass his own vote of no confidence against Stout. Atkinson himself, failed to establish a government, was removed by yet another vote of no confidence. Stout and Vogel returned to power once again. Stout's second government lasted longer than his first, its primary achievements were the reform of the civil service and a program to increase the number of secondary schools in the country. It organised the construction of the Midland railway line between Canterbury and the West Coast; the economy, did not prosper, with all attempts to pull it out of depression failing. In the 1887 election, Stout himself lost his seat in parliament to James Allen by twenty-nine votes, thereby ending his premiership. Harry Atkinson, Stout's old rival, was able to form a new government after the election. At this point, Stout decided to leave parliamentary politics altogether, instead focus on other avenues for promoting liberal views.

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1977 Tangerine Bowl

The 1977 Tangerine Bowl was an American college football bowl game played on December 23, 1977 at Orlando Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The game pitted the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Texas Tech started the season ranked #8 in the nation, winning their first two games of the season before a face-off with #6 Texas A&M, which they lost 33–17. Three straight wins got them to # 14. Wins over TCU and SMU followed, they finished tied for fourth in the Southwest Conference. This was their sixth bowl game of the decade. Florida State had just two losses, compounded with a six-game winning streak, they reached # 13 at one point. This was their first bowl game since 1971. Florida State - Dave Cappelen 23 yard field goal, 5:50 remaining Texas Tech - Mike Mock 24 yard field goal, 10:24 remaining Florida State - Larry Key 93 yard kickoff return touchdown, 9:37 remaining Florida State - Roger Overby 37 yard touchdown pass from Jimmy Jordan, 3:55 remaining Florida State - Mike Shumann 40 yard touchdown pass from Jordan, 12:30 remaining Florida State - Cappelen 22 yard field goal, 9:13 remaining Texas Tech - Nelson 44 yard touchdown pass from Rodney Allison, 7:46 remaining Florida State - Overby 15 yard touchdown pass from Jordan, 3:39 remaining Texas Tech - Billy Taylor 21 yard touchdown run, 2:01 remaining Florida State - Chip Sanders 44 yard touchdown pass from Wally Woodham,:48 remainingJimmy Jordan threw 18-of-25 for 311 yards and three touchdowns en route to an MVP effort.

Florida State had 22 first downs to Texas Tech's 21 first downs. Tech had 99 rushing yards while the Seminoles had 85. Florida State threw for 455 passing yards while the Red Raiders threw for 379; the Seminoles had two turnovers. While Florida State had 10 penalties for 130 yards, they managed to convert their opportunities into points, where as Tech did not do as such, at least until the second half where it was too late; the Red Raiders did not qualify for another bowl game until the 1986 Independence Bowl. Florida State's next bowl appearance was the 1980 Orange Bowl

Shaun Bajada

Shaun Pierre Bajada is a professional footballer playing for Victoria Hotspurs on loan from Xewkija Tigers, where he most plays as a midfielder. As a boy he had won many honours with his native village club Sannat Lions, but was a product of Floriana. Shaun made his debut with Floriana in the Maltese Premier League in the season 2000–01. During a career spanning four seasons with Floriana, Shaun made 48 appearances and scored three goals. On 22 January 2005, Shaun joined Marsaxlokk. Bajada signed a four-and-a-half year contract with the club. Bajada was the first signing from the local market of the month after the club transferred Etienne Barbara to Birkirkara. Bajada arrived along with Bulgarian Mitko Trendafilov and Nigerian Michael Ochei. During his time with Marsaxlokk, Shaun scored six goals. On 25 January 2007, Peter Pullicino joined Marsaxlokk from Msida Saint-Joseph, as part of the deal Shaun Bajada was loaned to Msida Saint-Joseph until July 2007. During this time Bajada scored one goal.

Following the completion of his loan spell Msida Saint-Joseph, on 5 August 2007, Marsaxlokk and Birkirkara reached an agreement over a swap deal which saw William Camenzuli join Marsaxlokk and Bajada would join Birkirkara. On 31 January 2019 Victoria Hotspurs announced, that they had came to an agreement to exchange Bajada from Xewkija Tigers and Joseph Mario Vella from Victoria in a swap loan deal between both clubs. Shaun has played with the Maltese National Team at Under- 21 level, Under- 19 level, Under- 18 level and Under- 16 level. In January 2008 Bajada was chosen as part of the squad for the Maltese national team and he played his first match on 2 February 2008. Shaun is a supporter of his local team Sannat Lions in the Gozo Football League First Division. Shaun follows the fortunes of Manchester United and Juventus. Statistics accurate as of match played 1 August 2013. Shaun Bajada at Shaun Bajada at Victoria Hotspurs' website

Hans Baluschek

Hans Baluschek was a German painter, graphic artist and writer. Baluschek was a prominent representative of German Critical Realism, as such he sought to portray the life of the common people with vivid frankness, his paintings centered on the working class of Berlin. He belonged to the Berlin Secession movement, a group of artists interested in modern developments in art, yet during his lifetime he was most known for his fanciful illustrations of the popular children's book Little Peter's Journey to the Moon. Hans Baluschek, after 1920, was an active member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, which at the time still professed a Marxist view of history. Hans Baluschek was born on 9 May 1870 in Breslau Germany's sixth-largest city, to Franz Baluschek, a surveyor and railroad engineer and his wife, he had three sisters. After the Franco-Prussian War and foundation of the German Empire in 1871, Franz became an independent engineer of railways, lived for a time in the much smaller town of Haynau.

It was during his childhood that Hans Baluschek developed a fascination with railroads that would be shown in his paintings. In 1876 the family, with 6-year-old Hans, moved to Berlin, where during the next decade they changed their residence five times, living in a succession of newly built apartments developed expressly for workers. Berlin found itself in the midst of an economic crisis following the Panic of 1873, but Franz Baluschek was fortunate in maintaining railroad employment and was able to support his family in kleinbürgerlich style amid the family's less affluent proletarian neighbors. Following primary school, Hans Baluschek at age 9 entered the Askanische Gymnasium, a secondary school in the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district of Berlin, which offered curricula in the humanities and natural sciences. During the 1880s, young Baluschek was profoundly impressed by a Berlin exhibition of paintings by Russian artist Vasily Vereshchagin, whose works portrayed the horrors of war the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78.

These paintings were debated in Berlin artistic circles, where their graphic realism came as a shock to some. Baluschek began to copy pictures and to paint his own war scenes in the manner of Vereshchagin, whose influence may be detected in some of Baluschek's works. In 1887, his father took a job with the railroad on the large German island of Rügen, the family moved to nearby Stralsund, where Baluschek completed his Gymnasium education. In Stralsund he was influenced by instructor Max Schütte, who taught his students the principles of socialism emphasizing the relationship of economic and social issues — and, fired because of his left-wing political views. Baluschek and his classmates devoted themselves to studying the then-popular political works of Tolstoy and Zola; when Baluschek passed his Abitur in 1889 and graduated from the Gymnasium, he stated that he wished to become a painter. After graduating, Baluschek was admitted to the Berlin University of the Arts, where he became acquainted with the German painter Martin Brandenburg, with whom he was to maintain a lifelong friendship.

The university, remained quite conservative despite many new trends in the arts, such as the popular French Impressionism. Instruction focused on art history. Baluschek lived in the Schöneberg district of Berlin, his earliest known sketch book dates from 1889 and includes a self-portrait showing him in student dress. Among his early works are military and war scenes, along with portrayals of street life in Stralsund and Berlin. In the 1890s he produced illustrations of class differences and proletarian life in Berlin, in which he departed from traditional techniques. Baluschek left the arts university in 1893 and began to work as an independent artist, now focusing exclusively on social-class differences — which made him an outsider in the conservative arts scene of Wilhelmine Germany. Meanwhile, he was reading the left-leaning works of Gerhart Hauptmann, Ibsen, Johannes Schlaf und Arno Holz and was influenced by the literature of Naturalism; the main period of Bakluschek's artistic development began in 1894 and extended for two decades, until the beginning of World War I in 1914.

Baluschek identified with opposition to traditional representative art and forged relationships with artists in the circle dominated by impressionist Max Liebermann. Baluschek's paintings from this period show life on the outskirts of Berlin, where construction of factories, apartment complexes and railroads was booming, his favorite themes included factories and above all the common working people of Berlin. For example, his 1894 work Noon depicts women with children bringing lunch baskets to their men employed at the factories, evokes the "endless drudgery" of working-class life, with its constant repetition of daily tasks. With Railwayman's Evening Free in 1895, this theme is represented by an individual worker who returns exhausted from work against a backdrop of railroad installations, smoke stacks and overhead tram wires, is greeted by anxious children. At the time Baluschek maintained a friendly relationship with the avant-garde poet Richard Dehmel, known for poems such as The Working Man and Fourth Class.

Baluschek produced a cover illustration for Dehmel's Woman and the World, a collection of poems that appeared in 1896. Baluschek developed relationships with sever

Nyctimystes fluviatilis

Nyctimystes fluviatilis known as the Indonesian big-eyed tree frog, is a species of frog in the family Pelodryadidae treated as the subfamily Pelodryadinae in the family Hylidae. It is endemic to New Guinea and is known from Idenburg River and Wapoga River in Papua province and from the Torricelli Mountains in the East Sepik Province and Kavorabip in the Western Province, both in the western Papua New Guinea; the holotype, an adult female, measures 50 mm in snout–vent length. The snout is flat and dorsoventrally compressed; the tympanum is visible. The canthus rostralis is distinct; the outer fingers are about half-webbed. The preserved specimen is dorsally light brown with small scattered spots; the legs have some irregular crossbars. The lower surfaces are pale tan. Nyctimystes fluviatilis occurs in streams in tropical rainforests at elevations below 600 m above sea level. Breeding occurs in torrential streams where the tadpoles develop; the collection from the Torricelli mountains contains several specimens, whereas only two specimens are known from the Indonesian part of the range.

The threats to this species are unknown

Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Bihta

Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, is a private engineering college located in Bihta, India offering B. Tech & diploma courses, it is affiliated to Patna. NSIT was established in 2007 with the approval of AICTE, Department of Science & Technology, Government of Bihar, State Board of Technical Education and the Magadh University, Bodh Gaya. Following the creation of a technical university in 2008 in Bihar, NSIT's engineering courses are now under Aryabhatta Knowledge University, Patna. NSIT has a residential campus on 400,000 square feet of land. Campus facilities include faculty and staff residences, student hostels, cooperative mess and a sports complex; the campus has a main administrative block, digital library, workshops, conference rooms and a modern canteen, wifi. The college offers the following undergraduate courses; the medium of instruction for all courses is English. B. Tech courses are affiliated to Aryabhatta Knowledge University; the Institute offers 4-year Bachelor of Technology degree programmes in following fields: Electrical & Electronics Engineering Computer Engineering Electronics And Communication Engineering Mechanical Engineering Civil Engineering Diploma courses are affiliated to State Board of Technical Education.

The Institute offers diploma degree programmes in following fields: Mechanical Engineering Electrical & Electronics Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Patna