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UIUC College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is part of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and is considered by some to be the top school of agriculture-related sciences in the world. Most of the ACES buildings are located on the South Quad. In terms of staff, ACES has 186 tenure-system faculty, 78 specialized faculty, 26 postdoctoral researchers, 493 academic professionals, 565 civil service staff, 323 assistants, 956 hourly employees. ACES Library and Alumni Center Turner Hall Animal Sciences Laboratory Edward R. Madigan Laboratory Agriculture Engineering Sciences Building Mumford Hall, named for Herbert Windsor Mumford I Bevier Hall Agricultural and Biological EngineeringThe undergraduate Agricultural Engineering program at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is ranked 1st and the undergraduate engineering program is ranked 5th in the 2008 America's Best Colleges edition of U. S. News & World Report; the graduate engineering program at Illinois is ranked 5th in the Best Graduate Schools issue of U.

S. News & World Report. Agricultural and Consumer Economics Agricultural Education Animal Sciences Crop Sciences Food Science and Human Nutrition Human Development and Family Studies Natural Resources and Environmental SciencesAgroecology/Sustainable Agriculture Program Division of Nutritional Sciences Herbert Windsor Mumford I John R. Campbell W. R. Gomes David L. Chicoine Robert A. Easter Robert J. Hauser Kimberlee K. Kidwell Official website

President of Fiji

The president of the Republic of Fiji is the head of state of Fiji. The President is appointed by the Parliament of Fiji for a three-year term under the terms of the 2013 Constitution of Fiji. Although not a figurehead, the president's role in government is ceremonial, but there are important reserve powers that may be exercised in the event of a crisis. In addition, the president is commander-in-chief of the military forces; the office of the president was established following two military coups in 1987 that led to the proclamation of a republic on 7 October, ending the Fijian monarchy. Major-General Sitiveni Rabuka, who had masterminded the coups, formed an interim military government with himself as its head, he did not, take the title of President, on 5 December appointed Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau, the last governor-general, as the first president of the republic. A civilian putsch instigated by George Speight led to another constitutional upheaval in 2000. President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara resigned on 29 May rather than abrogate the Constitution, as the military, supported by the Supreme Court, had asked..

Commodore Frank Bainimarama took power as the head of the interim military government, until Ratu Josefa Iloilo was appointed President on 13 July. On 5 December 2006, the military forces again overthrew the government. Bainimarama declared himself acting president. Iloilo was re-instated as President on 4 January 2007. In January 2008, Bainimarama stated that the military was "the executive authority in the appointment of the President", following the suspension of the Great Council of Chiefs; the president would be a military appointee. A few days Citizens Constitutional Forum director Reverend Akuila Yabaki suggested that the position of President should, in future, be open to persons of any ethnicity, rather than reserved for indigenous Fijians; this suggestion was controversial, was notably opposed by deposed prime minister Laisenia Qarase. A Rewa chief, Ro Filipe Tuisawau opposed the idea, stated his view on the function of the presidency: "The position of the president symbolises unity of both traditional structures of leadership which existed before parliamentary rule was established and the current Westminster system of parliament.

This is where the Western system meets our traditional vanua system and we acknowledge the indigenous leadership that has evolved and catered for all races in our multicultural society. By nominating the President the nation is acknowledging the role our chiefs have played in society and I think the Fijian people would appreciate that the status quo stay."On 28 July 2009, Iloilo announced that he would be leaving office on 30 July. Brigadier-General Ratu Epeli Nailatikau succeeded him as acting president. On 5 November 2009, Nailatikau was sworn in as President. In March 2012, the Bainimarama government disestablished the Great Council of Chiefs by decree. Bainimarama confirmed. On 12 October 2015, the Parliament elected Major-General Jioji Konrote as President. On 12 November 2015, Konrote was sworn in as President. List of heads of state of Fiji Prime Minister of Fiji


The house Baluni & de Lavoies Lords of the Principality of Taron and Kings of mount Cilicia was a region and family of the old Armenia c. From 400 ad to the present. Baluni or Paluni were a family of Armenians from the Ministerial lands in Balahovit and Tsopk Sofine: branch had lands in Vaspurakan; the princes of Paluni were a remnant of the territorial dominion of the people of Lope or Puli of the Hittite annals, situated between Astyan and Taron. In 439, when the Taron West pass of Gregory-Rides passed to the Mamikonians, which may have been a dependency of Gregory-rides, it became the property of the new lords, it was that the branch emigrated to Vaspurakan where it would create a small domain which it named Paluniq or Baluniq. Change surnames stems with those that descendants in different historical moments accounted for to change from oreover that would survive to example Khachatryan surname just 100 years ago as emerged family from-for persecutions in 1915 baluni in Ottoman Empire were large merchants living in city of mush and Adana and de Lavoie stems with those that in times of Existence Cilicia of Armenia a noble young lady from kind of Baluni Katarine married for knight from France which settled in Cilicia from-for unsuccessful last crusade not was able to return in time in France end settled in Cilicia where and so lived many Franco-Armenians the only that known about him that his a Raymond and surname de Lavoie 1229-1317 rather connected with those that he was from Villages or of the castle Lavoie in France.

A Phoenix is born on the remains of the former Kingdom: From the book History of Cilicia by Sukiasyan, 1969, p. 93 Historians consider the end of the Armenian Kingdom to be 1375, when the Egyptians captured the capital of Cilicia and established an Emirate there. However, according to reports, after that one of the French-Armenian princes named Constantine de Lavoie declared himself king and for another 48 years continued to rule a number of areas of the country, it was not until 1424 that the Sultan of Egypt went to war against him, defeated him, took possession of Cilicia. Therefore, the date of the fall of the Armenian state should be considered 1424 you need to understand that the descendants of Constantine after the capture of Cilicia changed their names and the name of his grandmother, Catharine in order to stay alive in the flesh to the Genocide of the descendants of Constantine were living with this family and were major merchants in the City of mush but after the defense mush where the local militia could not win Baluni fled to Georgia and the First Republic of Armenia under the Names Khachatryan but would not be caught by the Turkish gendarmes and soldiers some settled in the Region of Shirak in Gyumri and the other in Tiflis where they live today after the collapse of the USSR live in Moscow.

Naharar named Varaz Shapuh is mentioned closer to 445 and Artak Paluni, he participated in the National uprising of 451 along with another Varaz Shapuh different from the first. Despite the defeat 480 g returned to dominate the land Palenica when Papale, but subordinate to Byzantium, and in Paluni is mentioned as naharar in 506. The ruler about 445 was Varazchapuh Baluni; the descendants of this dynasty live in Armenia. The current head of the house "Vanik Khachatryan” List of regions of old Armenia René Grousset, Histoire de l’Arménie des origines à 1071, Payot, 1947, 644 pages Cyril Toumanoff, Introduction to Christian Caucasian History: II: States and Dynasties of the Formative Period, Vol. 17, Published by: Fordham University

HMNZS Leander

HMNZS Leander was a light cruiser which served with the Royal New Zealand Navy during World War II. She was the lead ship of a class of eight ships, the Leander-class light cruiser and was named HMS Leander. Leander was launched at Devonport on 24 September 1931, she was commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS Leander on 24 March 1933. Along with Achilles she served in the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy. In 1941 the New Zealand Division became the Royal New Zealand Navy and she was commissioned as HMNZS Leander in September 1941. In World War II, Leander served in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Commander Stephen Roskill, in years the Royal Navy's Official Historian, was posted as the ship's executive officer in 1941. In action on 27 February 1941, she sank the Italian armed merchantman Ramb I near the Maldives, rescuing 113 of her crew and taking slight damage. On 23 March 1941, Leander intercepted and captured the Vichy French merchant Charles L. D. in the Indian Ocean between Mauritius and Madagascar.

On 14 April, Leander deployed for support of military operations in Persian Gulf and, on 18 April, joined the aircraft carrier Hermes and the light cruiser Emerald. On 22 April, Leander was released from support duties in the Persian Gulf and took part in search for German raider Pinguin south of the Maldives. In June 1941, Leander was transferred to the Mediterranean Fleet and was active against the Vichy French during the Syria-Lebanon Campaign. After serving in the Mediterranean, Leander returned to the Pacific Ocean in September 1941. On 13 July 1943, Leander was with Rear Admiral Walden Lee Ainsworth's Task Group 36.1 of three light cruisers: Leander and the US ships Honolulu and St. Louis; the task group included ten destroyers. At 01:00 the Allied ships established radar contact with the Japanese cruiser Jintsu, accompanied by five destroyers near Kolombangara in the Solomon Islands. In the ensuing Battle of Kolombangara, Jintsu was sunk and all three Allied cruisers were hit by torpedoes and disabled.

Leander was hit by a single torpedo just abaft'A' boiler room. 26 crew from the boiler room and the No.1 4-inch gun mount above were killed or posted missing. The ship was so badly damaged, she was first repaired in Auckland proceeded to a full refit in Boston. She returned to the Royal Navy on 27 August 1945. In 1946 she was involved in the Corfu Channel Incident, she was scrapped in 1950. The superyacht Leander G, owned by Sir Donald Gosling, is named after HMS Leander, the first naval vessel on which he served. In 2020 Fiji will commission the RFNS Savenaca, a patrol vessell named after Savenaca Naulumatua, a sailor from Fiji who lost his life while serving on the Leander during the Battle of Kolombangara. Cruisers of the Royal New Zealand Navy Action of 27 February 1941


TZU was an Australian hip hop group, formed in Melbourne, Victoria. TZU used instruments in live performances; the group formed in 1999 as a side project, combining members of the groups Curse ov Dialect and Pan. The name TZU is taken from the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu; the band name was gifted to TZU by Lee Hartney from The Smith Street Band. The band called itself "Tzu", but changed its name due to the common mispronunciation of "T-Z-U". In 2005, keyboard player Duzy. TZU has Smiling at Strangers. In early 2006, they won Yahoo! Music's. In 2012, after a period of inactivity for the band, TZU released their last album Millions of Moments. To promote the album, they went on tour. Subsequently, Joelistics pursued Count Bounce became a producer; this meant the end of the activity around the band. The group has performed at festivals such as the Big Day Out, Falls Festival, MS Fest and the Meredith Music Festival, in addition to smaller shows. 2005 Australian Music Prize - Best contemporary music album 2007 APRA Award - Most Performed Urban Work 2008 J Award - Australian Album of the Year 2012 8th AMP Longlist "Melbourne group TZU just can't stop upping the ante...

They meld classic eighties electro with the more traditional funk keeping the emphasis on authenticity and class throughout." - Rolling Stone Australia magazine "Computer Love is full of old school synth's, masterful sampling and live instrumentation - a maverick in its field and release that will set a new standard for the Australian music landscape." - Inpress "The four piece aren't your stereo typical hiphop outfit - Think laid back vibes and rhymes... Expect good times and a party atmosphere." - The Sun-Herald Richard Kingsmill, Musical Director of Australian radio station Triple J, stated in regard to the band 2008 J Award nomination for Computer Love: "They open their album saying "TZU still feelin' awesome". I couldn't agree more, they keep expanding on their influences. This album has so much life and they're doing all this themselves. No mentors, producers or anyone getting in the way. Pure talent." Position Correction Smiling at Strangers ARIA #71 Computer Love ARIA #23 Cover Up Motel Millions of Moments ARIA #57,"Cover up motel" is an anagram of "computer love" and the album of the same name features remixes of all of the tracks from Computer Love by the group's favourite Australian artists and producers.

Remixers included M-phazes, Plutonic Lab and Blue King Brown. Um... just a liddlbidova mic check EP Limited Edition Tour Promo EP Dam Busters EP EP In Front of Me EP Official site

Alireza Firouzja

Alireza Firouzja is an Iranian chess prodigy. He won the Iranian Chess Championship at age 12, earned the grandmaster title at the age of 14, he is the second-youngest player to reach a rating of 2700, accomplishing this aged 16 years and 1 month. As of November 2019, Firouzja was the No. 1 ranked Iranian player and the No. 1 U16 player in the world with a FIDE rating of 2723. In December 2019, Firouzja announced that he would no longer play under the Iranian flag, after Iran withdrew its players from the 2019 World Rapid and Blitz Championship to uphold their ban against Iranians playing against Israelis. Firouzja was born on 18 June 2003 in Babol, he started playing chess at the age of eight. As of 2019, Firouzja and his father were living in France. Firouzja won the gold medal in the U12 section at the Asian Youth Chess Championships in 2015, he won the Iranian Chess Championship in 2016. He scored 8/11 points, a full point ahead of his nearest competitors, at age 12 became the youngest to win the title.

In 2016, he was awarded the title International Master by FIDE. In February 2018, he participated in the Aeroflot Open, he finished 40th out of 92, scoring 4½/9 points, earning his final norm required for the title Grandmaster in the process. He was awarded the GM title by FIDE in April 2018. From 26 July to 4 August, Firouzja represented Iran at the Asian Nations Cup, held in Hamadan. Iran won all three open events, Firouzja was the top individual performer in the classical event with 6/7. At the 43rd Chess Olympiad, he played on fourth board, scoring 8/11, he won individual gold at the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad, held from 25 November to 2 December, with a score of 8/9 points. At the 2018 World Rapid Championship held in Saint Petersburg, Firouzja finished sixth in a field of world-class players, behind Daniil Dubov, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Hikaru Nakamura, Vladislav Artemiev and Magnus Carlsen. Starting as the 169th seed in a tournament of 206 participants, Firouzja scored 10/15 and a performance rating of 2848, the second-highest in the event behind the winner Dubov.

At the World Blitz Championship, he placed 42nd out of 150 with a score of 12/21. He led the field by a clear point after 7 rounds with 6½/7, but his form faltered after losing to the eventual winner Carlsen in round 8. Firouzja won the Iranian Chess Championship for a second time in 2019, finishing clear first with 9/11. In March, he competed in the World Team Chess Championship with Iran, he scored. In March, he participated in the 3rd Sharjah Masters, he tied for 1st -- 7th on 7/9. Ernesto Inarkiev won the event. In April, Firouzja competed in the Bullet Chess Championship, losing in the quarterfinals to the eventual winner Hikaru Nakamura. In April, Firouzja placed second on tiebreak behind Constantin Lupulescu in the Reykjavik Open with 7/9. During the event's rest day, he won the European Fischer Random Championship with 8/9. Firouzja competed in the Grenke Chess Open, held from 18 to 22 April, he won his first two games but refused to play against the Israeli FIDE Master Or Bronstein in the third round, thus forfeiting the game.

This was in line with Iranian government policy, as Iran does not recognise the state of Israel and sanctions players who compete against Israelis. Firouzja lost in the fourth round to 1945-rated Antonia Ziegenfuss, he won his remaining five games to place 27th with 7/9. In May, Firouzja faced Peruvian grandmaster José Martinez-Alcantara in round one of the 2019 Junior Speed Chess Championship, an online blitz and bullet competition hosted by Firouzja won the match with an overall score of 18–7. In May, he competed in the French Rapid and Blitz Championships, held in Le Blanc-Mesnil, he won the rapid event by defeating Alberto David in the final. In June, Firouzja took part in the 18th edition of the Asian Chess Championship, held from 6 to 16 June in Xingtai, he finished the tournament in sixth place with 6/9 points. Though only the top five were set to qualify for the Chess World Cup 2019, Firouzja narrowly qualified for a spot in the World Cup as 1st-placed Le Quang Liem and 5th-placed Rinat Jumabayev had qualified in previous events.

He finished fourth in a Blitz event held in the final day of the tournament with 6½/9 pts. Firouzja represented Tatvan in the Turkish Super League from 17 to 28 July, he scored 11½/13, thus increasing his rating to 2702. This made Firouzja the first Iranian to reach a rating of 2700 or above, it makes him the youngest super grandmaster in the world. At the FIDE World Cup in September, Firouzja defeated Arman Pashikian and Daniil Dubov in rounds one and two, respectively; this made Firouzja the first Iranian player to reach the third round of a Chess World Cup. In round three, he faced the number-one seed Ding Liren. Firouzja drew with Ding in the two classical games, but lost both of the rapid tiebreakers and was eliminated from the tournament. On 27 December, Firouzja announced that he would no longer play under the Iran chess federation, after Iran withdrew its players from the 2019 World Rapid and Blitz Championship to uphold their ban against Iranians playing against Israelis, he instead competed as a FIDE-licensed competitor.

Firouzja competed in the World Rapid Chess Championship from 26 to 28 December. He finished the tournament as runner-up with 10½/15, one point short of the winner Carlsen, he is the first-ever Iranian-born grandmaster to be able to go on a podium in the history of this competition. At