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Seneca College

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology is a multiple-campus public college located in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada. It offers full-time and part-time programs at the baccalaureate, diploma and graduate levels. Seneca opened in 1967 as part of a provincial initiative to establish an Ontario-wide network of colleges of applied arts and technology providing career-oriented diploma and certificate courses as well as continuing education programs to Ontario communities; the province was responding to the increasing need for sophisticated applied learning as technology continued to change the nature of work and the provincial economy. General education was considered an important element in postsecondary education, breadth courses continue to be a part of every program. In 2001 the colleges were granted the ability to offer baccalaureate degrees. Seneca is one of six colleges that can offer up to 15 per cent of its program activity at the degree level. Seneca has four main campuses, a total of 10 campuses located throughout the Greater Toronto Area and in Peterborough.

Each campus has its own academic specialties. The Newnham Campus is one of the largest college campuses in Canada, it is home to more than 11,000 full-time students in business, aviation, early childhood education, opticianry and communications technology and liberal arts. The campus known as Finch Campus, was renamed in 1984 after founding president William T. Newnham, is the site of extensive continuing education activity during the evenings and weekends; the campus includes a 1,113-bed residence, sports centre and daycare centre. It is located west of the intersection of Finch Avenue East; the campus's first building over the years has involved various architects. In 1973 a 1,100 square foot domed planetarium was added to the Phase 3 section of the campus, but it has since closed. In fall 2011, Seneca's newest addition, designed for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, was opened at the campus; the new building, designed by Craig Applegath of Dialog, features: three 80-seat classrooms.

The atrium in the new space was named after Frederick Minkler, Seneca's first chair of the board of governors. In 2019, Seneca's Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship opened at Newnham Campus, representing a major expansion to the campus. Seneca @ York Campus, located on York University's Keele Campus, features the Stephen E. Quinlan Building, designed by architect Raymond Moriyama and named after Seneca's third president Steve Quinlan. Seneca shares the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building with York. Several schools are located at this Toronto campus, including the Schools of Creative Arts and Animation, Biological Sciences & Applied Chemistry, English & Liberal Studies and Information & Communications Technology. King Campus is located in a natural setting of 282 hectares of woods and fields, it is home to full and part-time programs in applied arts and health sciences, including Early Childhood Education and Youth Worker, Behavioural Sciences, Police Foundations, Social Service Worker, Environmental Landscape Management and Leisure Services, Veterinary Technician.

It offers training in Underwater Skills. There is a residence on campus. In June 2011, the Government of Ontario announced a $43 million project to expand services at the campus, including a new building with 25 classrooms, a library, computer services, health care training laboratories. Once complete, it will support an additional 1,450 students, for a complement of 5,000 overall. A 25-acre parcel of the campus at the northwest corner of Dufferin Street and 15th Sideroad will house a community centre for King City; the township of King will lease the land for $1 per year for 60 years. One of the most striking and significant features of King Campus is Eaton Hall, the former summer home of the Eaton Family, which sits on the shores of Lake Seneca. Eaton Hall was the former home of Seneca's Management Development Centre, has been the setting of several films, including David Cronenberg's A History of Violence, Mrs. Winterbourne, The House By The Lake, others. Markham Campus opened its doors in 2005, becoming the first post-secondary education facility in the city of Markham, Ontario.

The campus houses full and part-time programs in the areas of business and tourism, the college's departments of Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology Services. Since 2011 the campus has been home to the Confucius Institute. In 2017, York University announced its final plans to open a new campus west of the Markham Pan Am Centre in partnership with Seneca; this facility was expected to open in 2021. Funding of the project, $127 million, had been approved in June 2018 by the provincial government in power. On 23 October 2018 however, the new Provincial government withdrew the funding for plans such as this cancelling the York/Seneca satellite campus. Jane Campus was home to Seneca's Centre for Advanced Technologies. Students studying at the campus pursue careers in the areas of Tool Design

Louise Raggio

Louise Raggio was a Texas lawyer for more than fifty years. She was the first female prosecutor in Texas, she spearheaded a coalition to establish the Marital Property Act of 1967, the Texas Family Code. Louise Hilma Ballerstedt was born into a German immigrant family on June 15, 1919 at her grandmother's home in Austin, Texas, she attended the University of Texas where she earned her Bachelor's degree summa cum laude in 1939. She married Grier Raggio, a government lawyer, in 1941. During her years of raising three sons she attended Southern Methodist University at night earning her law degree by 1952. Louise Raggio found a job working as an assistant district attorney in Dallas County in 1954 and was put in charge of child support, delinquent fathers, juvenile court and family law. While working as a prosecutor, she learned that married women had fewer rights in Texas than single women, i.e. married women in Texas had limited property rights and couldn't take out bank loans or start their own businesses without their husband's approval.

One of her quotes in the KERA Texas TrailerBlazer about her sums up the situation of a woman at the altar in Texas: "When a man and woman got married, they were one, he was the one." Louise Raggio began to fight for the rights of women and became the first female prosecutor in Dallas County, Texas. Louise Raggio died on January 23, 2011. "Texas Tornado" The Life of a Crusader for Women's Rights and Family Justice", by Louise Ballerstedt Raggio and Vivian Anderson Castleberry, Kensington Publishing Corp, New York City: 2003.

Little Coates

Little Coates is an area of western Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, England. It is in the Yarborough ward of the North East Lincolnshire Unitary Council. Little Coates was inhabited at the time of the Norman conquest. By 1861 it consisted of Saint Michael's church and a few cottages. There was a farm on the site where now stands the recreation ground and golf course. Situated just within the parish, near present-day Chelmsford Avenue and Westhill Road, were natural water springs. Waterworks were established here in 1863 by the Great Grimsby Waterworks Company. Supplies were pumped from the springs to homes in neighbouring Grimsby via a reservoir at Scartho. Today the site is owned by Anglian Water. By 1901 the population had reached 83. In the northern corner of the parish fish curing houses were erected. Dixons paper mill opened in 1906 – population increased as houses were built in the vicinity of the mill, with a community established in the Gilbey Road area; the mill closed in 1973. Little Coates school was opened in Harlow Street, is still functioning.

In 1921 Little Coates' population was 2,768. A separate civil parish covering 1,000 acres, Little Coates stretches northward to the Pyewipe industrial estate, westward to the River Freshney and southward to Laceby Road. On the other side of the river is the parish of Great Coates and the Willows/Wybers Wood estates, while to the south lies the parish of Bradley. In 1928 Little Coates ceased to exist as a separate civil parish when much of it was absorbed by Grimsby, with a small part being allocated to Great Coates. Before amalgamation the boundary with Grimsby ran along Pyewipe Road. To the east of this line, within Grimsby, were Corporation Road, Armstrong Street and the rest of the West Marsh. On the Little Coates side were Gilbey Road, Elsenham Road and neighbouring streets; the boundary continued southward along the western side of, but excluded, Boulevard Avenue, took in the Yarborough Road area, parts of Marklew Avenue, Marshall Avenue and Morton Road. It ran along the eastern edges of, included, Shaftesbury Avenue, Clifton Road, Richmond Road, Kingston Avenue, the Waterworks Cottages, Cambridge Park estate, Sherwood Road and Watford Avenue, finishing at Laceby Road just west of modern-day Saint Mark's Church.

The ecclesiastical parish of Little Coates is based at the parish church of Saint Michael on Great Coates Road. It cooperates with Great Coates and Bradley village churches, serves 20,000 people at the western side of the town; the Littlecoates Community Centre on Saint Michaels Road, Yarborough Community Centre on Yarrow Road, the Yarborough Resource Centre on Central Parade, provide social activities for residents. Before 2008 community magazines were produced for the Little Coates area – they ceased publication through lack of funding; the Riverside magazine was distributed to the Gilbey Road area and Roundabout to the Toothill and Yarborough Road area, Livewire to the Crowland Avenue, Bradley Cross Roads and Laceby Acres areas. Kingston Gardens is situated in the Waterworks Cottages area; the gardens include eight acres of woodland. A local residents' group, Friends of Kingston Gardens and maintain the site. There are two police stations: the Cromwell Road station serves the West Marsh, Yarborough Road, Saint Michaels Road and Laceby Acres, the station on Laceby Road serves the Crowland estate.

On Cromwell Road is a fire station. The only public library in the area was closed in 2004. Riverside Children's Centre, on Central Parade, provides services for parents with children under the age of five. Broadway Children's Centre provides activities for under fives. On Cromwell Road is the Cromwell Road Resource Centre, which caters for people with complex needs. There are tenant and resident associations in the Crowland Avenue, Saint Michaels Road, Laceby Acres and Yarborough Road areas. In 2005, following a ballot of tenants, council houses on the Crowland and Yarborough estates were transferred to the Shoreline Housing Partnership; the Yarborough Estate, built during the 1950s, is being demolished to be replaced by modern housing, in a joint project between Shoreline and Stamford Homes. The Estate's name has been changed to Freshney Green, and 440 new homes will be built. The project includes community facilities, including a health centre at Central Parade, with GP, dental and mental health provision.

Grimsby Golf Course, Capes Recreation Ground, The Humber Royal Hotel on Littlecoates Road, Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby Leisure Centre on Cromwell Road, part of the Freshney Parkway recreation area are within Little Coates. Lewis, Brian: Unity on Yarborough, Shoreline Housing Partnership ISBN 9780955722905 "Parish of Great and Little Coates with Bradley - The West Grimsby Team Ministry", Little Coates CP/AP, Visionofbritain.org.uk

TrĂ  Vinh

Trà Vinh is a provincial city in Vietnam. It is the capital city of the Trà Vinh Province, it is located in the Mekong Delta region, in the Southern part of Vietnam. The city has many famous Khmer temples, due to the large population of Khmer Krom. Under the Republic of Vietnam, it was the provincial capital of a province with a population of 51,535. Government Resolution No. 11/NQ-CP 04/03/2010 established the city of Trà Vinh with an area of 6803.5 hectares and a population of 131,360 inhabitants and 10 administrative units. On February 15th 2016, Trà Vinh City was classified as a level II city in Vietnam's cities classification system; the area directly under the town consists of: 9 urban wards: numbered from 1 to 9 1 rural communes: Long Đức Official website

Verna railway station

Verna railway station is a railway station in Nagoa - Cansaulim Road, Salcete, South Goa, Goa. It falls under Karwar railway division of a subsidiary zone of Indian Railways. Under the jurisdiction of Konkan Railway, it lies is in Verna village near Cansaulim and is nearby Madgaon railway station in South Goa district is the largest Konkan Railway station within Goa, while Thivim or Tivim Railway Station in North Goa comes at second place. The former is a gateway to South Goa, the urban area of Vasco da Gama and the beaches of South Goa, while the latter is a gateway to Mapusa town, the emigration-oriented sub-district of Bardez and the North Goa beach belt; the Karmali railway station is closest State capital Panjim or Panaji, the administrative capital of Goa. Photos of Verna railway station, via Flickr.com

Burl Toler III

Burl Tamayo Toler III is a former Arena football wide receiver. He was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2006, he played college football at Cal. He is the wide receivers coach for the Cal Bears. Toler attended Bishop O'Dowd High School, he helped his team win the league championship in his sophomore and junior years and won the NCS Championship during his sophomore season. He earned First-team All-League on defense as a senior, he lettered in track all four years and attended the League of Champions meet in his final three years. Toler, like his father was a walk-on at Cal; as a senior, he was the team's leading receiver with 61 receptions for 795 yards and three touchdowns. Toler went unselected in the 2006 NFL Draft, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Oakland Raiders on May 10, 2006. He spent all of the preseason with the Raiders, he was signed to their practice squad on September 4, 2006. However, the team released him on September 12, 2006. In late 2006, Toler signed with the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League.

However, he never played for them. In 2007, Toler signed with the Washington Redskins and spent training camp and the preseason with the team before being released on September 1, 2007. Two days he signed to the team's practice squad. However, he was released again on September 11, only to be re-signed on November 13, he was released again, a week later. He was re-signed to the Redskins practice squad on November 28, spent the rest of the season there. Toler re-joined the SaberCats, however he did not play for them in 2008, as he re-signed with the Redskins on January 9, 2008, spent the AFL season at the Redskins training camp, he was released by the Redskins again on August 20, 2008. On September 22, 2008, Toler was activated by the SaberCats. On April 8, 2009, Toler signed a short-term deal with the Bologna Doves of the Italian Football League. Toler's father, Burl Jr. was a walk-on at Cal and a two-year starter at linebacker in the mid-1970s. His grandfather, Burl Toler, was an All-American at the University of San Francisco in 1951 and became the National Football League’s first African-American official.

After being released by the Washington Redskins, Toler III was a substitute teacher. Cal Bears bio Washington Redskins bio