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University of Bradford

The University of Bradford is a public research university located in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. This plate glass university received its royal charter in 1966, making it the 40th university to be created in Britain, but can trace its origins back to the establishment of the industrial West Yorkshire town’s Mechanics Institute in 1832; the University of Bradford is the first higher education institution in the UK to open a modern business school known as School of Management, regarded as one of the oldest and most prestigious triple-accredited business schools in the world. The student population includes 7,435 undergraduate and 2,225 postgraduate students. Mature students make up around a third of the undergraduate community. 22% of students are foreign, come from over 110 different countries. There were 14,406 applications to the university through UCAS in 2010, it was the first British university to establish a Department of Peace Studies in 1973, the world's largest university centre for the study of peace and conflict.

The university's origins date back to the Mechanics Institute, founded in 1832, formed in response to the need in the city for workers with skills relevant to the workplace. In 1882, the institute became the Bradford Technical College. In 1957, the Bradford Institute of Technology, was formed as a College of Advanced Technology to take on the running of higher education courses. Construction of the Richmond Building, the largest building on campus, began in 1963; the Horton Building and Chesham building were subsequently added, on the opposite side of Richmond Road. The Charter of Incorporation was granted in 1966. Expansion of the main campus continued in the 1970s and onwards, with the addition of the Library and Computer Centre, Communal Building, Pemberton Building and Ashfield Building. An extension to the Library and Computer Centre was completed in the mid-1990s. In 1996, the university joined with the former Bradford and Airedale College of Health, which became the School of Health Studies within the university.

The Department of Physics was closed in the 1980s. The Department of Mathematics was closed to new undergraduates in 1997, with the remaining postgraduate activities and lecture support being integrated into the Department of Computing as the Mathematics Unit; the Department of Mathematics has since been reopened within the School of Computing and Media. In 1987, the university became one of the twelve founding members of the Northern Consortium. In September 2009, it was announced; the college had announced a merger with Leeds Metropolitan University in April 2009, discussions broke down due to issues with the provision of further education courses at the college. It was announced that this merger would not go ahead due to financial constraints. LCM's degrees are now validated by the University of Hull. In 2005, a project to become an'Ecoversity' was initiated, along with a £84 million redevelopment of the campus; the university aimed to reduce its environmental footprint by reducing waste and using sustainable materials.

As part of this, Bradford became a Fairtrade University in December 2006. As of 2008, several of the redevelopment projects have been completed; the Richmond Building has been re-clad with extra insulation and a new atrium. The university's cancer therapeutics research centre was moved from a separate site on All Saint's Road onto the main campus, into a new building which provides conference facilities. Redevelopment of the sports facilities was completed in summer 2009, a new student village called "The Green" was constructed which opened in September 2011; the Green has the highest BREEAM rating for any building. Of the existing halls owned by the university, those on the Laisteridge Lane site were sold to Corporate Residential Management in 2005, Shearbridge Green Halls were demolished in December 2006. Longside Lane halls and Kirkstone Halls were demolished during the first half of 2009; the university has a "leading-edge 100-seat PC cluster" for teaching and computer-based assessment, there is an art gallery and music centre.

The £84m investment in the campus included a major refurbishment of the laboratories in the school of life sciences, creation of a new MBA suite and library at the school of management, refurbishment of the student union building, Student Central. The university has won its campus the award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development’ in The Times Higher Education Awards two years running; the J B Priestley library is open 24 hours, 360 days a year, it has 530,000 volumes, more than 1,100 printed periodical titles and 60,000 electronic journals. In addition to the university library, there is a Blackwell bookshop located on campus. Harold Wilson John Harvey-Jones Trevor Holdsworth Baroness Lockwood Imran Khan Kate Swann The current chancellor is the business woman and University of Bradford graduate Kate Swann. E. G. Edwards John West David Johns (

A Reptile Dysfunction

"A Reptile Dysfunction" is the 8th episode of season 5 of the supernatural drama television series Grimm and the 96th episode overall, which premiered on February 5, 2016, on the cable network NBC. The episode was directed by David Straiton. In the episode, Nick meets Meisner and Trubel for information about Hadrian's Wall and the purpose of the organization while investigating a murder in a lake, rumored to be the place for a monster living in the lake; the episode reached season highs and received positive reviews from critics, who praised the character development of the episode. Opening quote: "A sucker is born every minute." Nick tells Wu, Renard that the incident at the restaurant was a test. He tells them about Meisner, who works with Eve and Trubel, worked with Agent Chavez. Meisner and Renard know each other through the Resistance. Meisner is now part of Hadrian's Wall. Nick and Hank investigate the death of tourists at home of the Diamond Lake Monster; the local bait shop is owned by the Dunbar brothers and Wayne, who are "Luisant-Pecheur".

Meisner, with Trubel's help, tries to recruit Nick to Hadrian's Wall. At the Portland Command Center of Hadrian's Wall, Nick sees a map that shows Black Claw-affiliated Wesen uprisings around the world; the command center is funded by a branch of the Federal Government. Back at Diamond Lake, Sheriff Parcell tells Nick and Hank that the story about the lake monster is a myth like the Loch Ness Monster or Ogopogo. With Trubel's help and Hank look for the Diamond Lake Monster, who they suspect is a "Wasser Zahne"; the Wasser Zahne turns out to be Logan Cobb, a man, working with the Dunbar brothers in keeping the myth of the lake monster alive for a share of the profits. They trick Logan and the two brothers into hiring Trubel into killing Logan before Nick and Hank burst in revealing Trubel to be a Grimm. Nick and Hank arrest one brother while the other escapes into the lake before being hit multiple times by worried villagers and being killed; the episode was viewed by 4.59 million people, earning a 0.9/3 in the 18-49 rating demographics on the Nielson ratings scale, ranking third on its timeslot and tenth for the night in the 18-49 demographics, behind Dr. Ken, Dateline NBC, Super Bowl’s Greatest Halftime Shows, 20/20, Last Man Standing, Undercover Boss, Shark Tank.

This was a 16% increase in viewership from the previous episode, watched by 3.81 million viewers with a 0.8/3. This means that 0.9 percent of all households with televisions watched the episode, while 3 percent of all households watching television at that time watched it. With DVR factoring in, the episode was watched by 6.80 million viewers and had a 1.7 ratings share in the 18-49 demographics. "A Reptile Dysfunction" received positive reviews. Les Chappell from The A. V. Club gave the episode a "B+" rating and wrote, "While that argument can be made for both Nick's team and the show as a whole, the first Wesen of the week episode of 2016 forms an effective counterpoint.'A Reptile Dysfunction' is an example of the format executed well enough that it justifies the format's continued existence, proving the value of a breath of fresh air—or a gulp of fresh water, such as it is—to a season-long story. Grimm benefits from getting out from its end times dogma, reminding the team and the viewers that though there's one big threat out there it doesn't have to be the only threat they deal with."Kathleen Wiedel from TV Fanatic, gave a 3.8 star rating out of 5, stating: "Not a lot happened on the Black Claw front, other than Nick's tour of HW's secret base, leaving the bulk of the episode over to the Wasser Zähne and the two Luisant-Pêcheur brothers.

So, if you enjoy Case of the Week episodes, this was a nice one for you."Lindi Smith from EW wrote, "Before we dig into this week's episode of Grimm, can we just take a second to appreciate the title of this episode? You know. Good job, writers."MaryAnn Sleasman from TV.com, wrote, "I'm not going to say that Grimm has jumped the shark with this latest expansion of WTF world-building, but I'm laughing and I can't stop and I'm not taking this show anymore. I can't. Serious Grimm had a good run, but the transformation into quirky comic book theatrics and silliness is complete, and that's okay. There's a place for rubber masks, iffy CGI, loads and loads of cheese. Batcrap craziness has always been Grimm's bread and butter when the series decided to try on the'grown-up' pants and dabble in deep and meaningful symbolism and real-world parallels. Grimm still seems to think of itself as some kind of fantastical mirror to the real world and I guess in a way it still is. Sometimes I don't know what the hell is happening in real life, just like I haven't been able to make heads or tails or fangs or claws of what's going on in Grimm's Portland this season."Christine Horton of Den of Geek wrote, "So while more information about Black Claw's monstrous activities comes to light, the show clutches onto the comfort blanket, a Wesen-of-the-Week story, which while mildly entertaining, served as little more than a distraction from the darker and much more interesting events that are unfolding from the Wesen Uprising."

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Brett Wilkie

Brett Wilkie is an Australian international lawn bowler. Wilkie came to prominence after winning the Australian national championship and qualifying for the 2009 World Singles Champion of Champions event, where he won the gold medal defeating Wayne Hogg of Scotland in the final, he was selected to play for Australia during the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi where he won a triples bronze medal. Wilkie won the gold medal in the fours with Aron Sherriff, Mark Casey and Wayne Ruediger during the 2012 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in Adelaide and a silver medal in the triples, he competed in the men's fours at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. He won a gold medal with bowls pairs partner Aaron Wilson in the pairs at the 2016 World Outdoor Bowls Championship and won a silver medal in the fours, he was selected as part of the Australian team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Queensland where he claimed a silver medal in the Fours with Aron Sherriff, Barrie Lester, Nathan Rice. And he has 2 of the most best nieces in the world