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Rocquencourt

Rocquencourt is a former commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France. On 1 January 2019, it was merged into the new commune Le Chesnay-Rocquencourt, it is 19 kilometres west of center Paris. The commune is known as the location of a research unit of INRIA as well as a freeway exchange known as the Rocquencourt Triangle, mentioned in traffic news. On 1 July 1815, Napoleon's Grande Armée fought its last battle in Le Chesnay. After the defeat of Waterloo on 18 June 1815, Grouchy's army withdrew to Paris via Namur and Dinant, reaching Paris on 29 June, a few days before the Prussians, who camped at Versailles. While negotiating the final armistice, Exelmans was ordered to attack the Prussians at Versailles on 1 July 1815. Under attack the Prussians retreated from Versailles and headed east, but were blocked by the French at Vélizy, they headed for Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Their first squadron came under fire at the entrance of Rocquencourt and attempted to escape through the fields.

They were killed or captured. However, the main body of the Prussian army succeeded in reaching Saint-Germain. Arboretum de Chèvreloup Communes of the Yvelines department Rocquencourt city council website

Badkhal Lake

Badkhal Lake was a natural lake situated in Badkhal village near Faridabad,in the Indian state of Haryana, about 32 kilometers from the national capital of Delhi. Fringed by the hills of the Aravalli Range, this was a man-made embankment. Owing to unchecked mining in neighbouring areas, the lake began drying up two decades back and is now dried up. There are functional Haryana Tourism Corporation restaurants in the vicinity. A flower show is held every spring here, its name is most derived from the Persian word beydakhal, which means free from interference. Close to Badkhal Lake, is the Peacock Lake, another picturesque spot, it is an important biodiversity area within the Northern Aravalli leopard wildlife corridor stretching from Sariska Tiger Reserve to Delhi. Historical places around the lake include the 10th century ancient Surajkund reservoir and Anangpur Dam, the dried up Damdama Lake, Tughlaqabad Fort, Adilabad ruins and the Chhatarpur Temple. There are several dozen lakes formed in the abandoned open pit mines around the sanctuary.

It is contiguous to the seasonal waterfalls in Pali-Dhuaj-Kot villages of Faridabad, the sacred Mangar Bani hill forest and the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary. The lake was built soon after the country got Independence in 1947 to facilitate water supply to the nearby farms, it was built by constructing a bund between two low-lying Aravalli hills, to trap run-off for irrigation. In 1972, the Government of Haryana built a 30-room resort off the lake, a major tourist attraction during the'70s through to the'90s, with boating and other activities. Migratory birds used to visit the lake. Construction boom in the National Capital Region drove quarrying and mining in the area at a large scale; as illegal mining and quarrying mushroomed, the downward water flow to the lake was not just obstructed, but aquifers were damaged. In addition and rampant borewell digging in the area owing to urbanisation worsened the situation, leaving the lake high and dry. A number of mineral water companies have illegally sourced water from the lake.

Since 2009, the lake has been observed as dried up, leaving only grassy terrain. Unusually low rainfall in the area has been cited. In January 2010, the lake and the nearby Surajkund was filled up with water in conjunction with 2010 Commonwealth Games, but in March 2014, in a survey report released by the Delhi Parks and Gardens Society, under the Government of Delhi's department of environment, the lake was dry and dependent on rains for water. The report revealed 190 of 611 water bodies in Delhi had gone dry; the initial renewal efforts were entrusted with the state irrigation department. In 2017, they tried to replenish the lake bed by supplying water from the Okhla canal, but it was found to be an unviable option; the state government approached Manav Rachna University in 2018, which prepared a report suggesting that Sewage Treatment Plant water may be used for the same. Afterwards, experts from Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee were roped in to collect soil samples and conduct infiltration tests on the lake bed.

They carried out a geo-technical survey of the lake under the Smart Cities Mission and submitted its report a year later. A lake revival project worth Rs 79 crore was taken up in 2018; this included the STP project which aims to fill up the lake with regular discharge from the plant to a level of 6 metre in 300 days. Worth Rs 30 crore, the project was sanctioned by the state government in November that year, but it was reported in October, 2019 that a delay in formal clearances by the Forest Department and the Pollution Control Board had halted all work. As of 2019, various other measures are being discussed at the government level to restore the lake, but damaged aquifers, low groundwater level and disturbance of water catchment pathways cast aspersions. Environmental experts have called. Surajkund Faridabad Damdama Lake List of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of Haryana

Peng Tee Khaw

Sir Peng Tee Khaw is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, specialising in adult and paediatric glaucoma. Khaw studied medicine at Southampton University Medical School and qualified in 1980, he subsequently joined Moorfields in 1987 and specialised in adult and paediatric glaucoma preparing for his PhD in "ocular wound healing and advanced therapies to prevent scarring". He has the greatest experience in his field in the United Kingdom and he has developed techniques for glaucoma surgery that are now in worldwide use. Khaw is Director of the National Institute of Health's Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields, University College London's Institute of Ophthalmology, he has raised more than £120 million for research and buildings including funding for the world’s largest Children's Eye Hospital and translational research clinical centre. Honorary Doctor of Science Honorary Fellow of the College of Optometrists Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences Fellow of the Society of Biology Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Diploma Ophthalmology Member of the Royal College of Physicians Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital since 1993.

Professor of Glaucoma and Ocular healing, University College London, since 1997 Director, National Institute for Health Biomedical Research Centre since 2007 Director of Research and Development since 2008 Programme Director "Eyes and Vision Theme" UCL Partners since 2009 Awarded Senior Investigator status by the National Institute for Health Research Department of Health Platinum Clinical Excellence Award Gold Award, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Health Science Innovator Knight Bachelor Arthur Lim Gold Medal Lecture, Singapore National Eye Centre The Four Liveries' Medal & Lecture. City of London European Association for Vision and Eye Research Ophthalmic Research Award and Lecture, Greece “Ambassador” of Fight for Sight Charity

Interview (magazine)

Interview is an American magazine founded in late 1969 by artist Andy Warhol and British journalist John Wilcock. The magazine, nicknamed "The Crystal Ball of Pop", features interviews with celebrities, artists and creative thinkers. Interviews were unedited or edited in the eccentric fashion of Warhol's books and The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again. In the early days, complimentary copies of Interview were given away to the "in-crowd". Toward the end of his life, as Warhol withdrew from everyday oversight of his magazine, a more conventional editorial style was introduced under editor Bob Colacello. However, Warhol continued to act as ambassador for the magazine, distributing issues in the street to passersby and creating ad hoc signing events on the streets of Manhattan, New York City; the creative covers of Interview which gave the magazine its signature style were done by artist Richard Bernstein from 1972 to 1989. The magazine's format has remained consistent at 40 % glossy advertising.

It has been published by Brant Publications, Inc since shortly after Warhol's death in 1987. It was helmed for 18 years by Ingrid Sischy, until she and Peter Brant's ex-wife Sandra became lovers and left the magazine, selling Ms. Brant's half-ownership stake in the parent company Brant Publications. For a year and a half the magazine was in flux, edited by Christopher Bollen. Interview restarted under co-editorial directors Fabien Baron and Glenn O'Brien in September 2008, with a cover featuring Kate Moss. Stephen Mooallem and Christopher Bollen served as the working editor-in-chief and editor-at-large, respectively; the publication's content can be via an app, Other Edition, available on iTunes. As of 2017, Fabien Baron was the editorial director. In December 2013, Stephen Mooallem left Interview to join Harper’s Bazaar as its executive editor. Keith Pollock served as editor-in-chief from 2014 to 2016, it was announced on May 21, 2018 that the publication ‘folded’ and would end both its print and web publications by the end of 2018.

The publication filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and liquidation. On September 6, 2018, Interview announced the launch of its 521st issue; the magazine was purchased by Kelly Brant and Jason Nikic, with some reports suggesting that the title's intellectual property will be returned to Peter Brant. The magazine is featured in The CW's television series The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to HBO's Sex and the City; the protagonist, played by actress AnnaSophia Robb, vicariously explores New York City through the fashion editor of Interview, played by Freema Agyeman. Official website

Michael Fisher

Michael Ellis Fisher is an English physicist, as well as chemist and mathematician, known for his many seminal contributions to statistical physics, including but not restricted to the theory of phase transitions and critical phenomena. Michael E. Fisher received his BSc from King's College London in 1951, where he earned a PhD in physics in 1957, he was appointed to the faculty as a lecturer the following year, becoming a full professor in 1965. In 1966 he moved to Cornell University where he became professor of chemistry and mathematics, chairing the chemistry department from 1975 to 1978. In 1971, he became a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 1973, he and Jack Kiefer were the first two Cornell faculty elected as Horace White Professors. Fisher was elected Secretary of the Cornell University Senate. In 1983, he was elected a member of the National Academy of chemistry section. Since 1987 he has been at the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, part of the University of Maryland College of Computer and Natural Sciences.

Fisher lives in Maryland with his wife Sorrel. They have four children. Two of them are theoretical physicists: Daniel S. Fisher is professor of Applied Physics at Stanford, while Matthew P. A. Fisher is professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Fisher together with Kenneth G. Wilson and Leo Kadanoff won the Wolf Prize in 1980; the prize was awarded with the following comment:"Professor Michael E. Fisher has been an extraordinarily productive scientist, one still at the height of his powers and creativity. Fisher's major contributions have been in equilibrium statistical mechanics, have spanned the full range of that subject, he was responsible for bringing together, teaching a common language to chemists and physicists working on diverse problems of phase transitions." In 1983, Fisher was awarded the Boltzmann Medal "for his many illuminating contributions to phase transitions and critical phenomena during the past 25 years" Fisher won the Lars Onsager Prize in 1995 "for his numerous and seminal contributions to statistical mechanics, including but not restricted to the theory of phase transitions and critical phenomena, scaling laws, critical exponents, finite size effects, the application of the renormalization group to many of the above problems".

Guggenheim Fellowship Irving Langmuir Prize of the American Physical Society Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Wolf Prize Boltzmann Medal of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics NAS Award for Scientific Reviewing of the National Academy of Sciences Lars Onsager Prize of American Physical Society Royal Medal in physics: 2009 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences. Phys. 110, 467–473. Homepage at University of Maryland Wolf prize citation Boltzmann medal citation Lars Onsager prize citation BBVA award citation Michael Fisher at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

Jeffrey Gural

Jeffrey Gural is a New York real estate developer. Gural was born to Jewish American real estate developer Aaron Harriet Feil, his mother died in 1945. His father was part owner of Newmark & Company and served as its chairman from 1957 to 1998, he has two sisters: Jane Gural Senders and Barbara Gural. He graduated with a B. S. in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 1968, he worked for Morse-Diesel Construction Company where he was responsible for the supervision and construction of more than one million square feet of new office space. In 1972, he joined the family business managing its real estate assets and helping the growth of his family's Manhattan brokerage firm known as Newmark Grubb which he has headed since 1978. Gural with his partner, Barry Gosin, propelled the firm's growth in the 1970s and 1980s, via an aggressive acquisition strategy, including commercial and residential buildings and racetracks. Gural runs the harness racing track Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey as well as the racinos Tioga Downs in Nichols, New York and Vernon Downs in Vernon, New York.

In 2001, they invested in family-owned national appraiser Koeppel Tener Real Estate Services, founded by Alfred J. Koeppel. In 2006, Newmark Grubb formed a strategic partnership with London-based real estate firm Knight Frank becoming Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. In October 2011, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank was acquired by BGC Partners. Like his father, his strategy has always been to hold onto real estate over the long term. In 2017, Gural became chairman of GFP Real Estate LLC when Newmark Holdings diverged from Newmark Group and changed its name. Gural is committed to cleaning up the harness racing industry: all horses that run on his tracks are subject to blood and urine samples to test for illicit drugs and the training centers or farms can be inspected at any time by his investigator. In 2014, Gural applied for a license to add table games to Tioga Downs; the state government rejected his application. Gural publicly expressed anger over the rejection. Governor Andrew Cuomo requested that the state gaming commission add a casino upstate.

Gural and his wife have donated to several of Cuomo's political campaigns. In 2016, Gural was an important backer of Public Question 1, a ballot measure that would amend New Jersey's constitution to allow casino Gambling in North Jersey. After numerous polls showed that Question 1 had no chance to pass Gural, along with Paul Fireman, pulled their financial support for the measure. Bill Cortese, the leader of Trenton’s Bad Bet, a group opposed to the question, said, “Trenton’s Bad Bet will not be distracted by billionaire developers throwing temper tantrums because they don’t get what they want.” Gural blamed the failure of Question 1 on the general political climate and said that he might sponsor a similar ballot measure in 2018. Gural is a former chairman of the board of the Times Square Business Improvement District, the Alliance of Resident Theatres New York, the Eldridge Street Synagogue, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Board of New York, the UJA Federation, Eugene Lang College, the U.

S. O.. He served as president of the New York Chapter of The Starlight Children's Foundation, he married Paula Gural, a geologist. His son, Eric Michael Gural, has taken over most of his responsibilities, he is a major donor to the Democratic President Barack Obama. Gural is a breeder of racehorses at his farm in New York, he is a supporter of the Two-state solution in the Middle East. Gural Family Company: GFP Real Estate