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Thomas Bruce, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury

Thomas Bruce, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury and 3rd Earl of Elgin, styled Lord Bruce between 1663 and 1685, was an English politician and memoirist. He was the son of Robert Bruce, 2nd Earl of Elgin, Lady Diana Grey, his maternal grandparents were Henry Grey, 1st Earl of Stamford, Lady Anne Cecil, daughter of William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Exeter. His Memoirs, which were not published until long after his death, are a valuable source for English history in the last quarter of the seventeenth century. Lord Bruce was elected member of parliament for Marlborough between 1679 and 1681, for Wiltshire in 1685, he became a Gentleman of the Bedchamber in 1676. From 1685, when he inherited the earldom, to 1688, he was a Lord of the Bedchamber, Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire and was a Page of Honour, at the coronation of King James II on 23 April 1685, he was devoted to Charles II, who remarked on his deathbed "I see you love me dying as well as living". He admired Charles's brother and successor James II, though he was not blind to his faults as a ruler.

He married, Lady Elizabeth Seymour, daughter of Henry Seymour, Lord Beauchamp and Mary Capell and granddaughter of William Seymour, 2nd Duke of Somerset, on 31 August 1676. She died in 1697 in premature childbirth brought on by a false report that her husband had been executed for treason, they had three children: Robert Bruce, Lord Bruce Charles Bruce, 4th Earl of Elgin Lady Elizabeth Bruce, married George Brudenell, 3rd Earl of Cardigan and had issue. He married, Charlotte d'Argenteau, comtesse d'Esneux, in Brussels on 27 April 1700, they had one daughter: Lady Marie Thérèse Bruce, married Prince Maximilian Emmanuel of Hornes and had issue. He was one of only four peers who continued to support James II after the Prince of Orange embarked for England. On 18 December 1688 he accompanied King James to Rochester. Elgin himself chose to remain in England. In May 1695, Lord Elgin was accused certainly with good reason, of having conspired to plan the restoration of King James II and in February 1696 he was imprisoned in the Tower of London, but admitted to bail a year and allowed to leave England for Brussels.

After more than 40 years in exile, he was buried there. Some historians have accused him of double-dealing in swearing allegiance to William III while plotting the restoration of James. William III did not regard him as a dangerous character, as shown by the fact that he was left in peace once he fled from England, it seems that from about 1710 he was free to return to England, but he was by happily settled in Brussels, where he had made a second marriage for love to Charlotte, comtesse d'Esneux, since he was able to draw at least part of the revenue from his English estates, he had no pressing need and no apparent desire to return home. Ailesbury seems to have been universally liked by his political opponents, having a reputation for honesty and fair dealing. Charles II was fond of him and confided in him to a degree unusual for such a secretive man. Though he changed allegiance himself he had no patience with time-servers: he detested Sunderland and in 1689 told his cousin Danby that for his treachery to James II he deserved to "be knocked on the head".

Ailesbury devoted many years to writing his Memoirs, which were not published until 1890. Historians have praised them particularly for the vivid portraits of the leading figures in British life, including James II, William III, Sunderland and Halifax; the most striking feature of the memoirs is the author's absolute devotion to Charles II: "my good and gracious master, the best that reigned over us"

Costinha (footballer, born 1992)

João José Pereira da Costa, known as Costinha, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for C. D. Santa Clara as an attacking midfielder. Born in Coimbra, Costinha finished his youth career at local club Académica de Coimbra, his first season as a senior was split between amateurs Sertanense F. C. and União Desportiva da Tocha. In January 2014, after one and a half seasons in the Danish 1st Division with FC Fredericia, Costinha returned to his country's lower leagues after signing with Lusitano FCV, he moved straight to the Primeira Liga in summer 2015 after agreeing to a contract at Vitória de Setúbal, making his debut in the latter competition on 16 August in a 2–2 home draw against Boavista F. C. where he played the full 90 minutes and scoring his first goal the following weekend in the 4–0 away victory over Académica. Costinha played 32 matches in both the 2016–17 and 2017–18 campaigns, scoring once and twice as his team managed to consecutively avoid relegation. On 15 January 2019, he joined fellow league side G.

D. Chaves on a two-and-a-half-year deal worth €170,000, as his link at the Estádio do Bonfim was about to expire. Costinha at ForaDeJogo Costinha at Soccerway Costinha at

Anne-Marie Lizin

Anne-Marie Lizin-Vanderspeeten was a Belgian politician, who served as the President of the Senate of Belgium from 2004 to 2007. Her career in politics began as a member of the city council of Ben-Ahin from 1970–76, she served on the city council of Huy in 1977 and was an alderman for Huy from 1980–82. In 1983, she was appointed mayor of Huy. In March 2009 she was forced to resign because of a series of scandals, she was succeeded by Micheline Toussaint. In 1979, Lizin was elected as an elected Member of the European Parliament. In 1988, she was elected into the Belgian government, served in office for eight years. During her first term, she was appointed as Secretary of State for European Affairs, yet she decided to leave this role in 1992 to initiate the Commission of Inquiry on human trafficking. In 2003, she became President of the Commission for External Relations and Defence of the Belgian Senate, she was the first female President of the Belgian Senate. On 27 January 2009 she was banned from the Socialist party after a corruption case.

Outside of her career in Belgian politics, Lizin was the United Nations Independent Expert on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty from 1998 to 2004. In March 2015 she was convicted in appeals court in Liege for electoral malpractice, she had appealed the conviction to the Supreme Court. Lizin was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children, a global nonprofit organization that combats child sexual exploitation, child pornography, child abduction. In 2008, she created the organisation HOCRINT, an international co-ordination network that fight against honor crimes and forced marriages, she played an active role for the End Human Trafficking Now organisation, in which she sat on the board till her death. During her time in politics, Lizin released many publications, her most famous include, Women of Europe and the Third World, what solidarity? Social Democracy Tomorrow and Kosovo Independence Inevitable. Lizin was acclaimed for her devotion to tackling human rights issues.

Of particular importance to her were the rights of women across the globe and the need to eradicate human trafficking. Lizin was hospitalized in Paris on 7 October 2015. A few days after being released from hospital in Paris, she died in Hotel Fort at Huy in Belgium on 17 October 2015 at the age of 66. 2003: Commander in the Order of Leopold. 2007: Knight Grand cross in the Order of Leopold II. Poland: 1st class - Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. Anne-Marie Lizin

Syngas fermentation

Syngas fermentation known as synthesis gas fermentation, is a microbial process. In this process, a mixture of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, known as syngas, is used as carbon and energy sources, converted into fuel and chemicals by microorganisms; the main products of syngas fermentation include ethanol, acetic acid, butyric acid, methane. Certain industrial processes, such as petroleum refining, steel milling, methods for producing carbon black, coke and methanol, discharge enormous amounts of waste gases containing CO and H2 into the atmosphere either directly or through combustion. Biocatalysts can be exploited to convert these waste gases to chemicals and fuels as, for example, ethanol. There are several microorganisms, which can produce chemicals by syngas utilization; these microorganisms are known as acetogens including Clostridium ljungdahlii, Clostridium autoethanogenum, Eubacterium limosum, Clostridium carboxidivorans P7, Peptostreptococcus productus, Butyribacterium methylotrophicum.

Most use the Wood–Ljungdahl pathway. Syngas fermentation process has advantages over a chemical process since it takes places at lower temperature and pressure, has higher reaction specificity, tolerates higher amounts of sulfur compounds, does not require a specific ratio of CO to H2. On the other hand, syngas fermentation has limitations such as: Gas-liquid mass transfer limitation Low volumetric productivity Inhibition of organisms


Roncherolles-sur-le-Vivier is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France. A village of forestry and farming situated in the Pays de Bray, just 5 miles northeast of Rouen at the junction of the D15 and the D91 roads; the church of the Trinity, dating from the seventeenth century. The manorhouse de Bimare; the seventeenth-century château de Guillerville and its chapel. Communes of the Seine-Maritime department Seine-Maritime Normandy INSEE Official website of Roncherolles-sur-le-Vivier Roncherolles-sur-le-Vivier on the Quid website Le Vivier de Roncherolles Website

Soviet minesweeper T-111

T-111 was a minesweeper of the Soviet Navy during World War II and the Cold War. She had been built as USS Advocate, an Admirable-class minesweeper, for the United States Navy during World War II, but never saw active service in the U. S. Navy. Upon completion she was transferred to the Soviet Union under Lend-Lease as T-111; the Soviets scuttled the ship in the Barents Sea in 1956. Because of the Cold War, the U. S. Navy was unaware of this fate and the vessel remained on the American Naval Vessel Register until she was struck on 1 January 1983. Advocate was laid down on 8 April 1942 at Tampa, Florida, by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co.. She was transferred to the Soviet Navy that same day as T-111, she was never returned to U. S. custody. T-111 was scuttled by the Soviet Navy in the Barents Sea in 1956. Due to the ongoing Cold War, the U. S. Navy was unaware of this fate, they had reclassified the vessel as MSF-138 on 7 February 1955, kept her on the American Naval Vessel Register until she was struck on 1 January 1983.

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships