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Université de Saint-Boniface

The Université de Saint-Boniface is a French language public university located in the Saint Boniface suburb of Winnipeg, Canada. An affiliated institution of the University of Manitoba, USB offers general and specialized university degree programs as well as technical and professional training. In 2014, enrolment counted 1,368 regular students and over 4,200 enrolments in its Continuing Education Division, which includes a language school. With its origins dating back to 1818 and established by Father Norbert Provencher, Université de Saint-Boniface is Western Canada's oldest post-secondary educational institution, it had its humble beginnings as a small school where Latin was taught to the boys of the French-speaking Red River Colony. The school continued to grow, in 1855, Msgr. Alexandre-Antonin Taché oversaw the construction of Collège de Saint-Boniface, a two-story building on the corner of Taché Avenue and Masson Street. From 1866 to 1870, under the guidance of Bishop George Dugas, Collège reorganized its programs to consolidate the instruction of Latin and philosophy into a classical curriculum.

Incorporated in 1871, Collège was one of the first official institutions of the new province of Manitoba, which had joined Canadian Confederation the year before. In 1877, together with the Anglican St. John's College and the Presbyterian Manitoba College, it helped establish the University of Manitoba. Collège served both anglophone Catholic students. Around the same time, Manitoba saw a major influx of French-speaking newcomers from Quebec as well as France and Belgium. In 1880, increased enrolment led to the construction of a larger building on the site of what is now Provencher Park. Annual enrolment at that time was around 300 students. In 1890, French lost its official language status in Manitoba, in 1916, the Thornton Act prohibited French-language instruction in the province's public schools; as a private institution, Collège remained in operation and encouraged public schools to defy the government ban. French-language teaching continued clandestinely. On November 25, 1922, a major fire started in a music room in the basement and the blaze destroyed the building, including all of its records and the 40,000-volume library.

In response to this tragedy, Msgr. Arthur Béliveau, Archbishop of St. Boniface, donated the seminary on Avenue de la Cathédrale, the present location of USB; the English-speaking Jesuits founded their own college in 1925, USB became a francophone institution, although it offered business courses in English until 1941. The 1960s were marked by three major changes: the arrival of women in the classroom, the beginnings of continuing education and the institution's transition to a secular administration. In 1975, Collège began to offer technical and professional programs, which led to the creation of the École technique et professionnelle in 1989. In 1983, high school classes were transferred to Collège Louis-Riel and Collège began to focus on post-secondary education; the institution became the Université de Saint-Boniface in September 2011, following passage of the Université de Saint-Boniface Act. Despite its new university status, USB continues to be affiliated with the University of Manitoba, which it helped establish in 1877.

Enshrined in the Université de Saint-Boniface Act, the affiliation with the University of Manitoba has valuable benefits for USB staff and students, USB was committed to preserving this special 135-year-old relationship. University degrees continue to be conferred by the University of Manitoba. However, graduates of the technical and professional programs of the École technique et professionnelle or École des sciences infirmières et des études de la santé receive their diploma or certificate from Université de Saint-Boniface. A pivotal hub of French-language education and of Manitoba's francophone community, USB now welcomes students from around the world. Located on 200 Avenue de la Cathedrale, in the heart of Winnipeg's green and quiet St. Boniface neighbourhood, Université de Saint Boniface is a stone's throw away from cafés, restaurants and shopping, it is close to the St. Boniface Hospital, the St. Boniface Cathedral, the meandering Red River. Pedestrians can walk across the striking Esplanade Riel to Winnipeg's downtown core or the large public market at The Forks.

With its Tyndall stone façade, the main USB building houses two gymnasiums, the Sportex fitness centre, a library, a chapel, the Étienne Gaboury student centre, the campus radio station, an amphitheatre, computer facilities, a performance hall and an art gallery. The brand new Pavillon Marcel-A.-Desautels health sciences building opened its doors in 2011. The student residence, located at 474 and 480 Aulneau Street in Winnipeg, was acquired in 2005 from the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. In 2014, the building was named Résidence-Père-Théophile-Lavoie-O. M. I. Sportex, the university's fitness centre, first opened its doors in 1988. Today, it offers a range of programming such as yoga, spin, TRX classes, facilities for racquetball and squash, as well as a functional training room complete with free weights and cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, AMTs, rowers and stationary bikes; the fitness centre is open to all students, university staff, the general public. Université de Saint-Boniface offers both university and technical and professional programs as well as continuing education courses.

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Anne Cools

Anne Clare Cools is a former member, the first black member and the longest serving member of the Senate of Canada. As a social worker, Cools was a pioneer in the protection of women from domestic violence, running one of the first domestic violence shelters in Canada. Cools was born and raised in Barbados, as the daughter of pharmacist Lucius Unique Cools and homemaker Rosita Gordon Miller Cools. Both her grandfather and an uncle were politically active on the island; when she was four years old, two of her siblings died from peritonitis. In Barbados, Cools attended Queen's College Girls School. In 1957, when she was 13 years old, her family immigrated to Canada, where she studied at Thomas D'Arcy McGee High School in Montreal. Cools received a B. A. degree in social sciences and psychology from McGill University. Cools is married to business consultant Rolf Calhoun, her personal interests include classical music, playing the piano, reading and dogs. In February 1969, Cools participated in a 13 day long civil disobedience sit-in at Sir George Williams University, where over 400 students occupied the computer center to protest the school’s inadequate handling of complaints of racism against a professor.

When the riot-police stormed the building, some floors were set on fire, computers were destroyed and computer cards and paper rained down from the 9th floor onto the street below, where there was a counter-demonstration chanting let the n------ burn. While Cools were nowhere near the 9th floor, she was one of 97 students arrested, unlike most of them, Cools refused to plead guilty to be set free, instead of serving two months in jail. About the affair, she has said that it took me a long time to recover... it shocked me to my core. Several years she was pardoned; as a social worker, Cools was one of the pioneers in the protection of women from domestic abuse. In 1974, Cools moved to Toronto where she founded and served as the executive director for Women in Transition Inc. one of the first shelters for domestic violence victims in Canada. With a high demand for its services, Cools obtained funding for and opened a second shelter in 1987, she was the co-organizer of Canada's. She co-organized Couples in Conflict.

Cools has presented evidence that men and women are capable of domestic violence and aggression, not a gendered characteristic, but a human pathology of intimacy. In January 2016, in a Canadaland audio podcast interview with Desmond Cole, Cools supported and cited the work of the English domestic violence pioneer and expert Erin Pizzey, when she claimed that women are violent as men in domestic violence conflicts. Cools is a strong advocate for children's rights, that they after divorce should have continuing relationships with both mothers and fathers, the importance of fathers for the children's development. In the 1990s, Cools was instrumental in the creation of and served on the Senate/House Special Joint Committee on Child Custody and Access, which in December 1998 issued its report, For the Sake of the Children. A principal recommendation of this report was that following a relationship breakdown, shared parenting should be presumed to be in the best interests of the child, she was candid in her criticism of the Liberal government of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien when proposed legislation to be introduced in the House of Commons was shelved after intense lobbying by women's groups.

While a strong advocate for women and domestic violence victims, she has criticized certain aspects of the feminist movement, e.g. stating that "this feminism that has grown up in the last few years, where all virtue and goodness are stacked up on the side of women, all evil and violence is stacked up on the side of men—well, human nature doesn't work that way." From 1980 to 1984, Cools served on the National Parole Board of Canada, the parole board for federal prisoners. She twice sought election to the House of Commons of Canada as a candidate of the Liberal Party of Canada, she lost the Liberal nomination in a contested race against John Evans for the 1978 by-election in Rosedale. She ran again in 1979, won the nomination but was defeated in both the 1979 and 1980 elections by Progressive Conservative candidate David Crombie. In 1984, Cools was appointed to the Senate of Canada by governor general Edward Schreyer, on the recommendation of prime minister Pierre Trudeau, becoming the first black person in the Canadian senate.

She had designated herself as representing the Senate division of Toronto-Centre-York. Cools became critical of the Liberal governments of Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin, of same-sex marriage. On June 9, 2004, she announced that she was crossing the floor to join the Conservative Party of Canada. In the fall of 2006, Cools was barred from her committee duties for the Conservative Party, after questioning a new government accountability bill. In 2007, Cools was ousted from the Conservative party group after accusing two fellow senators of having grabbed and assaulted her, she mentioned that she had witnessed a senator hitting a child. She sat as a non-affiliated Senator from 2007 until 2017 when she joined the Independent Senators Group. From the retirement of Lowell Murray on September 26, 2011, until her own retirement on August 12, 2018, Cools was the longest-serving member of the Senate, she is the first female black Senator in North America. With the retirement of Charlie Watt, Cools was the last Senator appointed by Pierre Trudeau remaining in the Senate.

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Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is a Virginia state-chartered magnet school in Fairfax County, Virginia. It is a regional high school operated by Fairfax County Public Schools; as a publicly funded and administered high school with a selective admission process, it is compared with notable public magnet schools, although it discontinued non-application based admission after the class of 1988. Attendance at the school is open to students in six local jurisdictions based on an admissions test, prior academic achievement and essays; the selective admissions program was initiated in 1985 through the cooperation of state and county governments, as well as corporate sponsorship from the defense and technology industries. The school occupies the building of the previous Thomas Jefferson High School, it is one of 18 Virginia Governor's Schools, a founding member of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics and Technology. In 2016, the school placed first in Newsweek's annual "America's Top High Schools" rankings for the third consecutive year and fifth in US News & World Report's 2016 High School Rankings.

In its 2019 report on the top high schools in the United States, U. S. News & World Report rated TJHSST as the best high school in the State of Virginia. In 2015 and in 2016 the ratio of acceptances to applications was 17 and 17.9%. The ethnic demographics of the students admitted in the graduating class of 2022 was 22.9% white, 65.2% Asian, 2.1% black, 4.7% Hispanic. Hispanic and Black students make up less than seven percent of student body, while the same groups constitute about thirty percent of the student population in the area. In 2012, a civil rights complaint against the school was filed with the U. S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights by Coalition of the Silence, an advocacy group led by former county School Board member Tina Hone, the Fairfax chapter of the NAACP. In response, the Office of Civil Rights, in September 2012, opened an investigation; the school is part of the Fairfax County Public Schools system of Virginia. Students from Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William counties and from the City of Falls Church are eligible for admission.

In 2016, the school placed first in Newsweek's annual "America's Top High Schools" rankings for the third consecutive year. It ranked 8th in the 2013 rankings and 10th in the 2012 rankings, the first year it was included, it was ranked fourth in "America's Best High Schools" by U. S. News and World Report in 2019. In the same rankings, it placed third in 2018, sixth in 2017, fifth in 2016, third in 2015, fourth in 2014 and 2013, second in 2012 and 2011; the average SAT scores for various graduating classes has been above 2150. In 2007, the school had 14 Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalists. 15 in 2009 and 13 in 2010. In 2007, for schools with more than 800 students in grades 10–12, TJ was cited as having the highest-performing AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP French Language, AP Government and Politics, U. S. and AP U. S. History courses among all schools worldwide. In 2014, 3864 AP Exams were taken by students. President Barack Obama signed the America Invents Act into law on September 2011 at the school.

The law was made to reform U. S. patent laws. The school underwent renovation, completed in April 2017, for a cost of about $89 million, including $67.4 million for construction, plus other costs related to permits, design fees and equipment. A replica of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello dome graces the school’s entrance, colloquially known as "The Dome" by students and staff; the renovation overhauled the school's aging facilities, many of which had not been updated since it was built in 1964. The Systems Engineering Course designed and built a CubeSat, launched on November 19, 2013 from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Orbital Sciences Corporation donated the CubeSat Kit to the school on December 6, 2006 and provided the launch for the satellite. After a successful launch at 8:15PM, TJ3SAT became the first satellite launched into space, built by high school students; the launched satellite contained a 4-watt transmitter operating on amateur radio frequencies, a text-to-speech module to allow it to broadcast ASCII-encoded messages sent to it from Jefferson.

The school's computer systems lab is one of the few high school computing facilities with a supercomputer. In 1988, a team from the school won an ETA-10P supercomputer in the SuperQuest competition, a national science competition for high school students; the ETA-10P was damaged by a roof leak in the 1990s. Cray Inc. donated a new SV1 supercomputer, known as Seymour, to the school on December 4, 2002. The lab supported a number of Sun Microsystems thin clients for use by students enrolled in AP Computer Science. In 2008, the school received a grant from Sun Microsystems for $388,048, student-written; the Syslab was given 7 Sun workstations, 12 Sun servers, 145 Sun Rays for distribution throughout the school. These were placed in the existing AP Computer Science Lab and the science classrooms, support backend services, serve as kiosks placed around the school for guests and faculty. However, the Sun Rays were taken out of the AP Computer Science Lab due to teachers' objections. By 2014, the Sun Ray clients were decommissioned, replaced with Linux-based thin clients running LTSP.

In 1997, 2000, 2013, 2017, the wind ensemble of the school was among fifteen high-school bands invited to the Music for All National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis. Lindsey, Drew. "Success Factory: Inside America’s Best High School", October 1

Nina and the Neurons

Nina and the Neurons is a programme shown on the CBeebies channel aimed at four to six-year-olds to help them understand basic science. Nina is a neuroscientist who enlists the help of five Neurons in her brain to answer a scientific question; the show is produced by Lucille McLaughlin, who has produced the children's programmes Balamory, Me Too! and Bits and Bobs. The series is commissioned by Michael Carrington. Most of the show is based with a small part taking place outdoors. At the start of the show, Nina conducts experiments in front of an unseen audience of children. At one point of the show, Nina is'contacted' by children, who appears on a computer screen asking a science-related question Nina chooses one of the five Neurons inside her brain based upon which of the senses is most appropriate to answer the question. Once the Neuron has been selected, the children visit Nina, using fun experiments and games. Afterwards, Nina takes the children out to find out more about the answer to the question, sometimes with the help of their friends and family.

After they have found out the answer to the question, they travel back to the Glasgow Science Centre to do another experiment. The ‘experimenters’ leave. At the end of each show, a song is sung, which changes from series to series depending on the theme of the series; the Neurons discuss what they have done and the individual role they have played. The show ends with the Neurons bidding farewell to the viewers; the main character of Nina is played by Scottish actress Katrina Bryan. She is a scientist. Nina wears either a white lab coat with brightly coloured cuffs and lapels in her lab, or one of a bright yellow coat or blue jacket when outside. In the programme, Nina drives either a pale blue 1970s Volkswagen Type 2 minibus or a New MINI, both bearing numberplates reading'NINA', or rides a bicycle in the Go ECO! version. The Neurons are computer animated characters who live inside Nina's brain, with no legs, are named to reflect the five senses which they represent: Felix, voiced by James Dreyfus in the first series but subsequently by Lewis MacLeod represents touch.

He speaks in a posh accent and is particular about his appearance. Belle, voiced by Kelly Harrison represents hearing, she is red but loud and can be bossy. She the group vice leader. Luke, voiced by Patrice Naiambana, represents sight is yellow and is the group leader, his character is laid back and relaxed, speaks with a Jamaican accent. Ollie, voiced by Siobhan Redmond represents smell, she is purple and described as'sweet, self-assured and a bit of a goth.' She is the elder sister of Bud. Bud, voiced by Sharon Small represents the taste neuron, he speaks with a Scottish accent. He is blue and the youngest Neuron and can be enthusiastic and excited, he is the younger brother of Ollie. Bud and Ollie are chosen together by Nina due to the way taste and smell work together. Felix and Luke got chosen together by Nina due to the way sight work together. Belle and Luke got chosen together by Nina due to the way sight work together. Felix and Belle got chosen together by Nina due to the way hearing work together.

BAFTA Scotland 2007Awarded Best Children's ProgrammeBAFTA Scotland 2008Nominated as Best Children's ProgrammeComposer: Scottish Composer Graham Ness There is a themed Nina & the Neurons activity trail at the Glasgow Science Centre. The first series began on 26 February 2007 and ended on 30 March 2007; the 2nd series began airing on Cbeebies on 31 March 2008 and ended on 2 May 2008. It was followed by a third, this time called Nina and the Neurons: Go Eco!, on 13 June 2008 as part of CBeebies' year-long green initiative called EcoBeebies, which ended on 15 August 2008. A fourth series called Nina and the Neurons: Go Inventing started on 18 May 2009, where Nina invites several young inventors to her lab to discover how things work by inventing their own versions, it ended on 19 June 2009. The fifth series and the Neurons: In The Lab, was broadcast from 27 September 2010 to 10 December 2010. In the show and the experimenters discover changes and reaction. A sixth series, called Nina and the Neurons: Brilliant Bodies, premiered on 5 September 2011.

The show focuses on the parts of the human body. The seventh series and the Neurons: Go Engineering, is another series about inventions, it started in 2013. Series 8 is called Nina and the Neurons: Earth Explorers, explores the Earth, the sea and beyond; the series started in 2013. The last three series, Get Sporty, Go Digital and Get Building focus on sport and building respectively. 1. Stars 2. Do We All Smell Different? 3. Amazing Maze 4. Trumpet 5. Snowballs 6. Eyebrows 7. What's Cooking? 8. All Bunged Up 9. Nina Needs A Wee 10. Spy Kit 11. Granny's Glasses 12. Where's The Bad Smell? 13. Wakey Wakey 14. Why Is My Tongue Wet? 15. Shadows 16. Birthday Surprise 17. Different Tastes 18. Monster Hunt 19. Making Music 20. Distance 21. Staying Cool 22. Too Much Salt 23. Bud Needs Help 24. Echoes 25. Colours 1. Hide and Seek 2. Getting Goosebumps 3. Nina's Cake Bake 4. I Can See A Rainbow 5

Giuseppe Cei

Giuseppe Cei was an Italian aviation pioneer. He was born in Càscina and showed a precocious talent for mechanics from a early age, he obtained good results as a fencer, winning the sabre prize in the International Contest held at Milano in 1908. In the late 1909, he moved to France, he studied in the Roche School for Aeronautics and Mechanic Constructions, graduating in engineering. In the same period he started to fly planes at the Issy-les-Moulineaux airfield. On January 1, 1911 he received the 35th piloting license in Italy, his aerobatic performances in Paris, riding a Farman biplane, led the French President Armand Fallières to declare him Le roi de l'air. Cei died on March 28 of that year, his funeral was celebrated by a large crowd in Paris. His body was buried in his native city. Page at

North Dakota statistical areas

The statistical areas of the United States of America comprise the metropolitan statistical areas, the micropolitan statistical areas, the combined statistical areas defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget. Most on December 1, 2009, the Office of Management and Budget defined 1067 statistical areas for the United States, including one combined statistical area, three metropolitan statistical areas, five micropolitan statistical areas in the State of North Dakota; the table below shows the recent population of these statistical areas and the 53 counties of North Dakota. The table below describes the 9 United States statistical areas and 53 counties of the State of North Dakota with the following information: The combined statistical area as designated by the OMB; the CSA population as of April 2010, as enumerated by the 2010 United States Census. The core based statistical area as designated by the OMB; the CBSA population as of April 2010, as enumerated by the 2010 United States Census.

The county name. The county population as of April 1, 2010, as enumerated by the 2010 United States Census. State of North Dakota Outline of North Dakota Index of North Dakota-related articles Geography of North Dakota Demographics of North Dakota North Dakota counties North Dakota statistical areas Demographics of the United States United States Census Bureau List of US states and territories by population List of US cities by population Cities and metropolitan areas of the US United States Office of Management and Budget Statistical Area Primary Statistical Area List of the 725 PSAsCombined Statistical Area List of the 128 CSAsCore Based Statistical Area List of the 955 CBSAsMetropolitan Statistical Area List of the 374 MSAs List of US MSAs by GDP Micropolitan Statistical Area List of the 581 μSAs United States Government United States Census Bureau 2010 United States Census USCB population estimates United States Office of Management and Budget