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University of Fort Hare

The University of Fort Hare is a public university in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was a key institution of higher education for black Africans from 1916 to 1959 when it offered a Western-style academic education to students from across sub-Saharan Africa, creating a black African elite. Fort Hare alumni were part of many subsequent independence movements and governments of newly independent African countries. In 1959, the university was subsumed by the apartheid system, but it is now part of South Africa's post-apartheid public higher education system, it is known for its notable alumni, which include several prominent leaders and heads of state, Nobel prize winners and freedom activists such as Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Robert Sobukwe, Oliver Tambo, Govan Mbeki, Z. K. Matthews, Robert Mugabe, Chris Hani, Dali Mpofu, Sizwe Ntsaluba, Kenneth Kaunda and many others. Fort Hare was a British fort in the wars between British settlers and the Xhosa of the 19th century; some of the ruins of the fort are still visible today, as well as graves of some of the British soldiers who died while on duty there.

During the 1830s, the Lovedale Missionary Institute was built near Fort Hare. James Stewart, one of its missionary principals, suggested in 1878 that an institution for higher education of black students needed to be created. However, he did not live to see his idea put into operation when, in 1916, Fort Hare was established with Alexander Kerr as its first principal. D. D. T Jabavu was its first black staff member who lectured in black languages. In accord with its Christian principles, fees were low and subsidised. Several scholarships were available for indigent students. Fort Hare had many associations over the years, it was the South African Native College attached to the University of South Africa. It became the University College of Fort Hare associated with Rhodes University. With the introduction of apartheid, higher educational institutions in South Africa were segregated along racial lines. From 1953 the school became part of the Bantu education system, with the passage of the Promotion of Bantu Self Government Act in 1959, it was nationalized and segregated along racial and tribal lines, teaching in African languages rather than English was encouraged.

Fort Hare became a black university in its own right in 1970 controlled by the state government. It was a key institution in higher education for black Africans from 1916 to 1959, it offered a Western-style academic education to students from across sub-Saharan Africa, creating a black African elite. Fort Hare alumni were part of many subsequent independence movements and governments of newly independent African countries. Amongst those who studied at Fort Hare who late became leaders of their countries were Kenneth Kaunda, Seretse Khama, Yusuf Lule, Julius Nyerere, Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo. Leading opponents of the apartheid regime who attended included Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki and Oliver Tambo of the African National Congress, Mangosuthu Buthelezi of the Inkatha Freedom Party, Robert Sobukwe of the Pan Africanist Congress, Desmond Tutu. Mandela, who studied Latin and physics there for two years in the 1940s, left the institution as a result of a conflict with a college leader, he wrote in his autobiography: "For young black South Africans like myself, it was Oxford and Cambridge and Yale, all rolled into one."After the end of apartheid, Oliver Tambo became chancellor of the university in 1991.

The university's main campus is located in Alice near the Tyhume River. It is in the Eastern Cape Province about 50 km west of King William's Town, in a region that for a while was known as the "independent" state of Ciskei. In 2011, the Alice campus had some 6400 students. A second campus at the Eastern Cape provincial capital of Bhisho was built in 1990 and hosts a few hundred students, while the campus in East London, acquired through incorporation in 2004, has some 4300 students; the university has five faculties. Following a period of decline in the 1990s, Derrick Swarts was appointed vice-chancellor with the task of re-establishing the university on a sound footing; the programme launched by Swarts was the UFH Strategic Plan 2000. The plan was meant to address the university's financial situation and academic quality standards simultaneously; the focus of the university was narrowed and five faculties remained: Education Science and agriculture Social sciences and humanities Management and commerce Law Further narrowing the focus, 14 institutes were founded to deal with specific issues, such as the UNESCO Oliver Tambo Chair of Human Rights.

Through their location the institutes have access to poor rural areas, emphasis is placed on the role of research in improving quality of life and economic growth. Among the outreach programmes, the Telkom Centre of Excellence maintains a "living laboratory" of four schools at Dwesa on the Wild Coast, which have introduced computer labs and internet access to areas that until 2005 did not have electricity; the projects at Dwesa focus research on Communication for Development. Incorporation of Rhodes University's former campus in East London in 2004 gave the university an urban base and a coastal base for the first time. Subsequent growth and development on this campus have been rapid. Initial developments of the new multi-campus university were guided by a three-year plan.

John Hardy (composer)

John Hardy is an English-born composer, commissioned by the Arts Council/National Lottery, the BBC, Welsh National Opera and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, among others. His work includes opera and orchestral pieces, site-specific theatre events and film. Hardy studied at Hereford Cathedral School, Oxford University and Guildhall School of Music & Drama before directing music at Cardiff Laboratory Theatre, Edington Festival Welsh performance group Brith Gof, whose 1988 production Gododdin was performed with percussion group Test Dept and described by The Independent as "elemental and exhilarating… an exceptional achievement.” In 1994 Hardy won the first of his five BAFTA Cymru awards for the soundtrack to Hedd Wyn, an Oscar-nominated film about the Welsh poet. At this time he began collaborating with playwright Ed Thomas, composing music for Song From A Forgotten City, House of America, Gas Station Angel and Stone City Blue. Music Theatre Wales commissioned and in 1994 premiered Flowers, a chamber opera described as "rich and evocative" by Opera, "communicating… the whole gamut of human emotions" by The Times and by Steven Walsh in The Independent as "a strong piece that seems to do what it sets out to… with terrific conviction, with a flair for torturous sonic imagery, with no hint that the composer is not in complete control of his materials."Further opera commissions followed with The Roswell Incident for Music Theatre Wales and Mis Du Bach/Black February for Welsh National Opera and performed at Abergwaun/Fishguard, the site of the last invasion of Britain, in collaboration with the local community.

In 1998 De Profundis was commissioned for Westminster Abbey Choir, BBC Singers and London Brass to end a concert celebrating the unveiling of ten new statues of international martyrs. Fever was commissioned for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic at Last Night of the Welsh Proms in 2000; the BBC National Orchestra of Wales have commissioned several works including A. C. T. I. O. N. – sing Wales 2000 for performance with 800 school children. Not Darkness But Twilight was written for the BBC National Chorus of Wales and performed at St. David's Cathedral Festival 2004 and Wyastone Concert Hall. In 2006 Arts Council Wales granted a Creative Wales Award and the choral cycle Spaces: Beyond the End of the World was written for Serendipity, Only Men Aloud! and Vivace Singers. Chamber works include Fol-de-Riddles: Fanfares for 4 Fiddles commissioned by Madeleine Mitchell for the first Red Violin Festival in 1997 and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. During 2007 Hardy's group Ensembl8 performed his own new and existing arranged music with live electronics and video projection.

In 2009 the BBC Concert Orchestra commissioned music for a composite piece by composers including Pet Shop Boys, Anne Dudley and Will Gregory, performed at Queen Elizabeth Hall and broadcast on Radio 3. In 2010 Hardy became Head of Contemporary Music at the Royal Welsh College of Drama. Recent and future commissions include music for a new production of The Persians in the inaugural season of National Theatre Wales. Hardy is a nephew of the actor Robert Hardy. Pax Haearn Flowers Mis Du Bach / Black February Blue Letters from Tanganyika The Roswell Incident Kennst du das Land? Fol-de-riddles: Fanfares for 4 fiddles Archaeologies: Wild Wales The Waltz is Over... on the way to heaven De Profundis Fflamau Oer: songs for Jeremy Fighting The Clock A. C. T. I. O. N. – sing Wales 2000 Fever Bards of Wales/Beirdd Cymru Not Darkness But Twilight joywithinsects La-la Land When We Let Spirit Lead Us Still Water Luminous Water Spaces – Beyond the End of the World Official website John Hardy on IMDb

John Harbin

John Harbin is an Australian sports coach. He first worked in rugby league before beginning a coaching career in association football, his son, Lionel Harbin played rugby league in the Super League for the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. Born in 1947 at Hazlewood Castle in the English county of Yorkshire, Harbin grew up in Swillington Common, before emigrating with his parents to Australia at the age of ten, settling in Queensland; as a child he was a boxer. After leaving school he completed a teaching degree. Harbin returned to England to coach in rugby league in the late 1990s, he was appointed head coach of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in November 2000. The club were expected to struggle. Wakefield Trinity Wildcats' final game of the 2001 season was a relegation battle with Salford City Reds and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats won, condemning Huddersfield Giants to the drop. However, he left the club at the end of 2001. After a brief spell as Chief Executive Officer at Dewsbury Rams, Harbin joined Oldham as head coach in January 2002.

Late in 2002 Harbin joined Oldham Athletic as fitness conditioner and sports psychologist alongside then-assistant manager Iain Dowie. Dowie was promoted to manager and moved to Crystal Palace, with Harbin following. Dowie moved to Charlton Athletic in 2006, again appointed Harbin to his coaching staff. After Dowie's sacking in November 2006, Harbin stayed under new manager Les Reed, but departed by the end of 2006. In February 2007 he linked up with Dowie at Coventry City. Striker Leon Best said that after Harbin's fitness sessions he felt he was "definitely the fittest I have been". A year he was placed in a joint-caretaker's role alongside first-team coach Frankie Bunn after the sacking of Dowie. Harbin again followed Iain Dowie to Queens Park Rangers and remained following Dowie's departure in October 2008. Harbin stayed at Loftus Road under new manager Paulo Sousa until Sousa left the club in the summer of 2009. Harbin would follow Sousa to Swansea City in July 2009. After seven years in English Football and only three months at Swansea, Harbin decided to return to Australia to take up a senior coaching role at Yeppoon Rugby League club in the Queensland Rugby League Central Division.

He was appointed as head coach of the Central Queensland Capras in September 2011. Harbin became the manager of the Dreamtime Lodge motel in Rockhampton. In June 2013, Harbin was appointed as performance manager at English League Two club Plymouth Argyle by manager John Sheridan, he left his position in June 2015. He was appointed as performance coach at League One club Port Vale by manager Rob Page in the month, he followed Page to league rivals Northampton Town in May 2016. In June 2017, he returned to Oldham Athletic as sports psychology coach. On 2 January 2019, Harbin was appointed as head coach of National Conference League side Oulton Raiders

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall is an American national security expert and energy leader who served as the United States Deputy Secretary of Energy from October 2014 to January 20, 2017. She was White House Coordinator for Defense Policy, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, Arms Control and, before that, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs since January 2009; as of August 2018, she is a Distinguished Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with joint appointments at the Nunn School of International Affairs and the Strategic Energy Institute. She is a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, she advises energy investment funds and start-ups. At the Department of Energy she launched a major initiative in partnership with leaders of the American electricity and gas sectors to tackle emerging cyber and physical challenges to the power grid, her White House Coordinator responsibilities included defense budgeting.

She served as the Presidential Sherpa for the Nuclear Security Summit in 2014, which mobilized actions to take fissile materials off the global playing field. As Senior Director for European Affairs, she focused on revitalizing America's unique network of alliance relationships and strengthening cooperation with 49 countries and three international institutions in Europe to advance U. S. global interests. From 1997 to 2008, she was Founding Senior Advisor of the Preventive Defense Project at Stanford University. In the Clinton administration, from 1994 to 1996, Sherwood-Randall served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia and Eurasia. Sherwood-Randall's father, Richard E. Sherwood, was a senior partner in a Los Angeles law firm, a patron of the arts in Los Angeles, a leader of the Asia Society and the Rand-UCLA Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, she has Ben Sherwood. She received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University, a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College.

She and her brother, Ben Sherwood, were the first sister and brother in the same family to win Rhodes Scholarships. Her Harvard roommate was future United States Secretary of Penny Pritzker. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall was nominated by President Barack Obama to be Deputy Secretary of Energy on July 8, 2014, was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 18, 2014, she has published on national security issues on U. S alliances and nuclear proliferation, her first book, Allies in Crisis: Meeting Global Challenges to Western Security, looked at the history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and described how it handled crises outside of Europe without weakening the organization. In 2006, she wrote Alliances and American National Security, which makes the case for modernizing U. S. alliances as a means to reach the nation's security goals. She is married to neurosurgeon Jeffrey Randall, they have two sons and William. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Deputy Secretary of Energy on Energy.gov Senate hearing for Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall's nomination for Deputy Secretary of Energy on energy.senate.gov.

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Val─ôrijs Kargins

Valērijs Kargins is a Latvian economist and banker was the president of Parex Banka, from 1998 to 2008. Kargin is from Latvia, he and Viktor Krasovitsky have accumulated over 200 million lats together. He created the first currency exchange corporation in the Soviet Union. Kargins was born in Riga on March 27, 1961. In 1983, he finished the faculty of journalism at the University of Latvia. From 1983 to 1991, he opened one of the first travel agencies in the Soviet Union, in the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic. Between 1988 and 1992, he became the director of Parex corporation, a travel agency and currency exchange. In 1991, he became the first to create a currency exchange corporation in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; the following year, he became the president of Parex Bank. From 1998 to 2008, he was the chairman of Parex Bank. Parex Group Online

Dixiana (film)

Dixiana is a lavish American pre-Code comedy, musical film directed by Luther Reed and produced and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. The final twenty minutes of the picture were photographed in Technicolor; the film stars Bebe Daniels, Everett Marshall, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Joseph Cawthorn, Jobyna Howland, Ralf Harolde, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Dorothy Lee. The script was adapted by Luther Reed from a story by Anne Caldwell; this is the film. Additionally, it was Woolsey's third film. Dixiana Caldwell and her friends and Ginger, are circus performers in the antebellum Southern United States; when Dixiana falls in love with a young Southern aristocrat, Carl Van Horn, she leaves the circus where she is employed and, with Peewee and Ginger, accompanies Carl to his family's plantation in order to meet Van Horn's family. At first thrilled with the news of their impending nuptials, Carl's father and stepmother and Birdie Van Horn, throw a lavish party for the couple; however and Ginger inadvertently disclose Dixiana's background as a circus performer, creating a scandal for the elder Van Horns.

Asked by the stepmother to leave in disgrace and her friends return to New Orleans, seeking to gain re-employment from her former employer at the Cayetano Circus Theatre, but they are regretfully refused by him, due to way she had departed. Desperate, she takes employment at a local gambling hall, run by Royal Montague, who has personal designs on Dixiana; as part of his plan, he intends to financially ruin Carl and his family and use Dixiana to accomplish that purpose. Things come to a head; when Montague absconds with her, Carl challenges him to a duel, when a disguised Dixiana shows up in his stead, she tricks Montague into revealing his nefarious plans. Carl and Dixiana are reunited. At the end of 1958, the film entered the public domain in the United States because RKO did not renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication; the Technicolor sequences were considered lost for years but were re-discovered in 1988 and subsequently included in the restored DVD. Reviewer Mordaunt Hall of The New York Times wrote of the singing, "...one wishes there was more of it and less of the somewhat futile attempt at a story" and noted that Bill Robinson "...gives an excellent exhibition of tap dancing, which won a genuine round of applause" and concluded, "The early glimpses of the circus theatre... lead one to expect more than one is apt to get out of this production."The film reunited the director and most of the cast of RKO's most successful film of the year before, Rio Rita, but lackluster performances and direction, as well as a glut of movie musicals led to the film being one of RKO's biggest disappointments of 1930.

The film lost an estimated $300,000. Dixiana on YouTube Dixiana on IMDb Dixiana is available for free download at the Internet Archive