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University of Allahabad

The University of Allahabad, informally known as Allahabad University, is a public central university located in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India. Established on 23 September 1887, it is the fourth oldest modern university in India, its origins lie in the Muir Central College, named after Lt. Governor of North-Western Provinces, Sir William Muir in 1876, who suggested the idea of a Central University at Allahabad now Prayagraj, which evolved to the present university. At one point it was called the "Oxford of the East". On 24 June 2005 its Central University status was restored through the University Allahabad Act 2005 of the Parliament of India; the foundation stone of the Muir Central College was laid by Governor-General of India, Lord Northbrook on 9 December 1873. The college was named after Sir William Muir, Lt. Governor of United Province, instrumental in its foundation; the building was designed by William Emerson, who designed Victoria Memorial in Kolkata and Crawford Market in Mumbai in a combination of Indo-Saracenic and Gothic styles.

It functioned under the University of Calcutta and on 23 September 1887, the University of Allahabad was established, making it the fifth university established in colonial India after Calcutta university, Bombay university, Madras university and Lahore's Punjab university. It began as an affiliating and examining body for graduate and postgraduate degrees with a classical orientation and the responsibility for secondary education as well. Between 1891 and 1922, Government Science College, the oldest science college of India was affiliated to the university. By 1904 the university established its own teaching departments and instituted doctoral research programs; the University Senate hall was opened by the Lieutenant-Governor, Sir John Hewett, in 1912. In 1921, with the promulgation of the'Allahabad University Act of 1921', the Muir Central College merged with the university, reorganized as a unitary teaching and residential university. Over the next few years its affiliated colleges were transferred to Agra University and the task of conducting secondary-level examinations was relocated.

In 1951, the university recognized certain local institutions as Associated Colleges authorized to teach undergraduate courses under the faculties of Arts, Commerce and Law. The university has had on its rolls a host of politicians and statesmen including one president and two vice-presidents of India, two former prime ministers, several union and state ministers, at least four chief justices of the Supreme Court, besides a large number of senior bureaucrats. In view of these achievements, as well as its position among the universities of Uttar Pradesh, the state government accorded it formal recognition in July 1992 as a ‘Premier Institution’. During the university's centenary celebrations in 1987 there were demands from students and employees for the granting of status as a Central University; the Government of India acceded to this and the university gained both Central status and recognition as an "Institution of National Importance" in May 2005. At that time, the University of Allahabad Act stipulated the constituent colleges of the university to be: The five faculties of Arts, Law and Science, Three university institutes — the Institute of Inter-Disciplinary Studies, the Institute of Professional Studies, the National Centre of Experimental Mineralogy and Petrology) and one independent university Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, One university college: the Motilal Nehru Medical College and Swarup Rani Nehru Hospital, Three constituent institutes: the Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute, the Harish Chandra Research Institute of Mathematics and Mathematical Physics and the Kamla Nehru Post-graduate Medical Institute, Eleven local institutions.

There was much controversy related to the merger of the Motilal Nehru Medical College with the University. This has been resolved; the Honorable High Court of Allahabad passed an order directing that integration of the medical college with the university be completed by 1 October 2006. The affiliation of the S. P. Mukherjee Government Degree College with the University has been resolved. Now its affiliated to the University. Harish Chandra Research Institute of Mathematics and Mathematical Physics and Kamla Nehru Post-Graduate Medical Institute, Allahabad have sought to revoke their affiliation from the university; the same has been endorsed by the Executive Council of the University. The campus is spread around the city of Allahabad across the area of Old Katra, it consists of major 5 faculties namely Science, commerce, management Faculties with the arts faculty housing the Administrative Block to Chatham Lines. It has numerous residential hostels for students; the following colleges are constituent to Allahabad University: Allahabad Degree College Arya Kanya Degree College C.

M. P. Degree College Ewing Christian College Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute Hamidia Girls' Degree College Ishwar Saran Degree College Jagat Taran Girls' Degree College K. P Training College Rajarshi Tandon Girls' Degree College S. S. Khanna Girls Degree College S. P. M. Govt. Degree CollegeIt was announced by the college administration in 2017 that the students from constituent colleges can study Post-Graduate courses from the academic year 2018-19. List of notable graduates of the University of Allahabad Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (25 D

Bellingham Public Library

The Bellingham Public Library is a public library system serving Bellingham, Washington, US. It maintains three libraries, one in the Civic Center of downtown Bellingham, one in Fairhaven, one in Barkley Village; the system is independent of the Whatcom County Library System, serving the entire county, but has a reciprocal borrowing agreement. Bellingham Bay Public Library and Fairhaven Library were established separately in the early 1890s. Bellingham Bay Library opened on June 15, 1891, as a subscription library and became a free library in 1903. In 1906, the city of Bellingham received funds from the Carnegie Corporation for a permanent building, constructed in 1908 and used until 1951, when the current Central Branch library building was opened; the Fairhaven Library began as a subscription library in 1890. Fairhaven Library received funds from the Carnegie Corporation for a permanent building, completed in 1905 and is used to this day; the Central Library and Fairhaven Library were consolidated into one library system in 1903, when the towns of Fairhaven and Whatcom joined together to form Bellingham.

The main library branch opened on August 1951, replacing the now demolished Carnegie library. In 2007, the library board recommended the replacement and demolition of the central library, citing its inefficiency and lack of space; the Fairhaven branch opened on December 1904, having used $15,500 in donations from Carnegie. A third branch at Silver Beach was opened in 1924 and operated until 1975. A new outer branch was opened at Barkley Village on September 13, 2008, located underneath a condominium complex in space donated by the private developer; as of 2016, Bellingham Public Library circulates 1.5 million items each year and has over 46,000 registered cardholders. In 2008, Bellingham's per capita circulation was 18.7–the highest rate for libraries of its size in Washington state. Bellingham Public Library hosts a number of special events throughout the year, including weekly storytime events for children, author appearances, adult literacy tutoring, family and community outreach events; the library offers readers' advisory talks and materials to assist patrons in selection of materials from the collection.

The library has annual community reading and book discussion programs, including the Summer Reading Program and Whatcom READS. Bellingham Public Library maintains special collections in genealogy and local Northwest Washington history. There are special services for Adult Basic Education, as well as a circulating collection of kits for reading groups. In addition to the three branches operated by the Bellingham Public Library system, materials can be checked out and returned at Whatcom Community College Library; the Bellingham Public Library system maintains a reciprocal borrowing agreement with Whatcom County Library System. In 2010, Bellingham Public Library became a partner with other library systems in "Whatcom Libraries Collaborate"; this program allows a cardholder from any of the six library systems located in Whatcom County to borrow materials from any other member library. Bellingham Public Library is a sponsor of the "Whatcom READS!" program, together with Whatcom County Library System, Bellingham Technical College Library, Whatcom Community College Library, Western Washington University Library, other local organizations.

This program is modeled after the "If All Seattle Read the Same Book" project initiated by librarian Nancy Pearl, consists of a series of discussion groups and author events focusing on one particular book, which brings the community together through literature. Official website

Andrew Kavadas

Andrew Kavadas is a Canadian actor and voice actor who works in Vancouver, British Columbia. Kavadas has played several roles in anime, most notably Patrick Zala in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, he played Kate Beckinsale's father in Underworld: Evolution. One of his best recognised roles outside anime includes a depiction of Simon Belmont in Captain N: The Game Master, stylized as an egotistic and cowardly vampire hunter, he made several appearances on Stargate, most notably as Olaf in Thor's Hammer, appeared alongside Katherine McNamara and Dove Cameron in Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls as Dr. Hysteria. Death Note Dragon Ball Z Human Crossing InuYasha Master Keaton Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Sword of the Stranger Zoids: Fuzors Battletoads Billy the Cat Captain N: The Game Master Extreme Dinosaurs Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes Hurricanes King Arthur and the Knights of Justice Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar The Little Prince - The White Tigerman Madeline Mummies Alive!

ReBoot What About Mimi? Magic Beyond Words Underworld: Evolution Coming Home for Christmas Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls Gourmet Detective Psych Arrow iZombie Andrew Kavadas on IMDb

Catalonia Open Darts

The Catalonia Open is a darts tournament held in Calella, Catalonia. It has been held since 2012; the first edition was staged in Barcelona and moved to Calella. This competition is organized by Federació Catalana de Dards and is ranked for World Darts Federation and British Darts Organisation; the official darts federation from Catalunya are a full member of World Darts Federation from September 2011. Originated by the successful participation of Catalonia Open, the organization was created FCD Anniversary Open coinciding with the twenty-fifth anniversary, since 2015 this competition celebrates next day of the Catalonia Open on Sunday. Mens: Most Wins 1: 8 players Most Semi Finals 2: Willem Mandigers, Paul Coughlin, Peter Sajwani, Jose de Sousa, Carles Arola Most Quarter Finals 4: Carles ArolaLadies Most Wins 7: Sharon Prins. Most Finals 7: Sharon Prins. Most Semi Finals 2: Aileen de Graaf Catalonia Darts Federation Federació Catalana de Dards -Wikipedia CAT-

Crock (comic strip)

Crock is an American comic strip created by Bill Rechin and Brant Parker depicting the French Foreign Legion. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, the strip began in 1975 and ended in May 2012; as of January 2012, it appeared in 250 newspapers in 14 countries. Don Wilder took over the writing duties in 1976. Following the death of Bill Rechin in May 2011, the strip was drawn by Kevin Rechin and written by Bob Morgan, Rechin's brother-in-law. Publication of new Crock strips ended with the May 20, 2012, Sunday comic, though reprints of older strips by Bill Rechin have continued to run. King Features describes Crock as "the greatest and longest-running parody of the Foreign Legion classic, Beau Geste," written in 1924 by P. C. Wren and filmed several times; the comic strip is set in the middle of a barren desert at a desolate fort, where the tyrannical and corrupt Commandant Vermin P. Crock rules over a curious group of beleaguered legionnaires: the cowardly Captain Poulet, the simple-minded Maggot who digs and digs, heavyweight camp follower Grossie, the narcissistic Preppie, Mario the Bartender, Jules Schmesse, always about to be executed, the Arab horde and their stone god Nebookanezzer, the ancient sage, never seen, who lives in a cave and dispenses wisdom and sarcasm, the men of Outpost 5, the Bookmobile, the men being punished in the heat boxes, Quench the ever-dry camel, the Lost Patrol who have been wandering the desert for 20 years, trying to find their way back to the fort.

Crock is featured in the Universal Studios Florida theme park Islands of Adventure, where Crock's fort is part of the "Toon Lagoon" attraction. Official website

Honey for the Bees

"Honey for the Bees" is a song by British singer-songwriter Alison Moyet, released in 1984 as a track on her debut solo album Alf. It was written by Moyet, Steve Jolley and Tony Swain, produced by Jolley and Swain. In 1985, American singer Patti Austin covered the song for her sixth studio album Gettin' Away with Murder. In a review of Alf, Bill Henderson of the Orlando Sentinel felt the song was "about uncontrollable mutual attraction and not being able to get enough of it". Ted Drozdowski of The Boston Globe wrote: "A lesser artist than Moyet would have made this a lesser solo debut but her clear, expressive contralto molds cheap come-ons like "Honey for the Bees" and "Love Resurrection" into strong declarations of real romance."Cheryl Wenner of The Morning Call described the song as "frankly sensual" and added that it "brings the Temptations to mind". Greg Kennedy of the Red Deer Advocate commented that the song "could set a few aerobics classes on their ears". In a review of Moyet's concert at the Dominion Theatre, Barney Hoskyns of The Guardian stated: "There are moments of power on faster numbers: "Honey for the Bees" suggests the corporate mid-Atlantic soul of Madonna."

Alison Moyet - lead vocals, backing vocals Tony Swain - keyboards Tim Goldsmith - drumsProduction Tony Swain, Steve Jolley - producers Richard Lengyel - recording engineer Roger Dobson - assistant engineer In 1985, Patti Austin covered the song for her sixth studio album Gettin' Away with Murder. Produced by Tommy LiPuma, Austin's version was released as the lead single and reached No. 15 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart, No. 6 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales, No. 24 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart. Upon release, Cash Box listed the single as one of their "feature picks" during December 1985, they described the song as a "prime dance tune" and added: "This searing funk rocker features a stiff percussion and Austin's sparkling vocal." Billboard commented: "A page from the "Alf" songbook, decked out in elaborate layers of sound and handled with joy." Blues & Soul gave the song a 7 out of 10 rating and felt LiPuma's "busy" production was a "wonderful bedrock for Patti's strong vocalising".

They added: "She does seem to excel in the airiness of the melody — not your gut-wrenching stuff by a long chalk but decidedly catchy." 7" single"Honey for the Bees" - 3:45 "Hot! In the Flames of Love" - 3:597" single"Honey for the Bees" - 3:45 "Honey for the Bees" - 3:4512" single"Honey for the Bees" - 6:40 "Honey for the Bees" - 5:30 "Hot! In the Flames of Love" - 3:59 Tommy LiPuma - producer Judy Weinstein, Larry Levan - remix Doc Dougherty - remix engineer John Brown - remix consultant Ted Jensen - mastering