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University of Lisbon

The University of Lisbon is a public research university in Lisbon, the largest university in Portugal. It was founded in 2013, from the merger of two previous public universities located in Lisbon, the former University of Lisbon and the Technical University of Lisbon; the history of a university in Lisbon dates back to the 13th century. The first Portuguese university was established in Lisbon between 1288 and 1290, when Dinis I promulgated the letter Scientiae thesaurus mirabili, granting several privileges to the students of the studium generale in Lisbon, proving that it was founded on that date. There was an active participation in this educational activity by the Portuguese Crown and its king, through its commitment of part of the subsidy of the same, as by the fixed incomes of the Church; the current University of Lisbon is the result of the merger of two former public universities of Lisbon, the former University of Lisbon, founded in 1911 and the Technical University of Lisbon, founded in 1930.

The merger process was initiated in 2011 and was made into law on December 31, 2012. As stated on the decree-law No. 266-E/2012, the new University of Lisbon began its legal existence on the day the newly elected rector took office, on July 25, 2013. University of Lisbon Technical University of Lisbon As of 2013, the University of Lisbon comprises eighteen schools and its research institutes: Faculdade de Arquitetura - School of Architecture Faculdade de Belas-Artes - School of Fine Arts Faculdade de Ciências - School of Sciences Faculdade de Direito - School of Law Faculdade de Farmácia - School of Pharmacy Faculdade de Letras - School of Letters Faculdade de Medicina - School of Medicine Faculdade de Medicina Dentária - School of Dental Medicine Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária - School of Veterinary Medicine Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - School of Human Motricity Faculdade de Psicologia - School of Psychology Instituto de Ciências Sociais - Institute of Social Sciences Instituto de Educação - Institute of Education Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território - Institute of Geography and Territorial Planning Instituto Superior de Agronomia - School of Agronomy Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas - School of Social and Political Sciences Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão - School of Economy and Management Instituto Superior Técnico - School of EngineeringIt comprises six specialized units and shared services, the Lisbon University Stadium.

According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 known as Shanghai Ranking, the University of Lisbon is ranked first in Portugal and 151-200 in the world. In the broad subject field of Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences the university is ranked 51-75 worldwide, while in the disciplines of Mathematics and Computer Science it is ranked 101-150, 151-200 and 151-200, respectively. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017 the University of Lisbon is regarded as the largest university in Portugal and is ranked 401-500, while in the QS World University Rankings 2018 it is ranked 305. List of universities in Portugal Higher education in Portugal Official website Official website

Avalon Hollywood

Avalon is a historic nightclub in Hollywood, located near the intersection of Hollywood and Vine, at 1735 N. Vine Street, it has been known as The Hollywood Playhouse, The WPA Federal Theatre, El Capitan Theatre, The Jerry Lewis Theatre, The Hollywood Palace and The Palace. It has a capacity of 1,500, is located across the street from Capitol Records Building. Known as The Hollywood Playhouse, the theater at 1735 Vine St. opened for the first time on January 24, 1927. It was designed in the Spanish Baroque style by the architectural team of Henry L. Gogerty and Carl Jules Weyl in 1926–1927. During the Great Depression, the Hollywood Theatre operated under the Federal Theatre Project of the Works Progress Administration, was a venue for government-sponsored theatrical events; the theatre hosted numerous CBS Radio Network programs, including Fanny Brice's Baby Snooks show and Lucille Ball's My Favorite Husband program. In the 1940s, 1735 Vine was renamed The El Capitan Theatre, was used for a long-running live burlesque variety show called Ken Murray's Blackouts.

This should not be confused with the nearby movie theatre of the same name and age, the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, which at the time was known as the Paramount Theatre. In the 1950s, still under the name of El Capitan, the theatre became a television studio, it was from a set on its stage that Richard Nixon delivered his famous "Checkers speech" on September 23, 1952; this event is mistakenly said to have taken place at the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, though that theater was never a television studio, in 1952 was operating as a movie house called the Paramount Theatre. The theater was home to The Colgate Comedy Hour, the Lawrence Welk Show, This is Your Life. American Broadcasting Company television renovated the building spending $400,000. Jerry Lewis used the 1735 Vine theater/radio studio for Jerry Lewis' weekly Saturday night television program, appropriately renamed the theater The Jerry Lewis Theatre; the stage had an existing rope counterweight fly system.

The backstage second floor fly. Located stage left is the double-load in doors that the stage alley connected and leads to and from Vine Street. All stage scenery was moved out of the stage load-in entrance. Opposite this stage load-in door was the "star dressing room", rebuilt for Jerry Lewis; the first floor dressing room had a small front bar with a mirrored back bar, an upright piano, a sofa lounge area. A circular spiral metal stairway lead to the second floor, a make-up mirrored counter desk, with a Hollywood bed/couch; the adjacent toilet suite was equipped with a wall mounted telephone for Lewis to conduct business while using the facilities and his make-up area. The front stage apron, in front of the proscenium was extended by filling into the original orchestra pit. A stage centered 4' wide concrete camera ramp connected the stage apron with a 6' deep camera aisle against the auditorium back wall; the "level" concrete ramp and stage apron supported the Chapman Crane required for video taping talent and performers.

The TV engineer control booth was situated on the left rear auditorium side facing the stage. Behind the control booth was the video tape control room where Ampex video tape machines were located. A Vine Street access door provided load-in for equipment. In the auditoriums' right side the concrete level floor, connecting the apron, was filled in to the back auditorium wall; this became the orchestra/band area. William "Bill" Morris III was the show's Art Director, he positioned a host platform on the left side stage, which had hydraulic lifts, during the course of Lewis conducting interviews with guests, the "home base" desk seating area could be raised 8 feet. The balcony audience could view the host and talent and the Chapman Crane Camera could be at eye level with talent. Stage center was reserved as a performance area. New audience seating was located either side of the center camera aisle; the electricians control area was balcony located. ABC rewired for all electrical and video and sound equipment and soundproof booths.

Offices on the Vine Street front second floor were renovated for the production/Producers office complex. A staircase entrance located on the front left outdoor lobby led to the second floor offices; the box office, on the right of the outdoor lobby, open daily for the ABC Page staff to distribute audience pass-tickets for The Jerry Lewis Show and all of ABC's Talmadge Lot TV shows, including the Lawrence Welk show and game shows, The entire building's exterior and interior were freshly finished and painted, new carpets in the main lobby, center staircase up to the cleaned up balcony floor, refurbished balcony seating. Following the cancelation of the Lewis show, ABC renamed the building The Hollywood Palace. Launched in January 1964, The Hollywood Palace was a one-hour weekly variety series with a rotating roster of headliner guest hosts. Bing Crosby served as m.c. in the debut show, the series finale and more than thirty episodes in between. Other hosts included Liberace, Jimmy Durante, Ginger Rogers, Victor Borge, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Cyd Charisse & Tony Martin, Van Johnson, Betty Hutton, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Judy Garland, Alice Faye & Phil Harris, Groucho Marx and Louis Armstrong.

The program was a huge success and continued for more than seven years, concluding on February 4, 1970. ABC continued to use the studio-building, taping replacement programming-series

Erich Bessel-Hagen

Erich Bessel-Hagen was a German mathematician and a historian of mathematics. Erich Paul Werner Bessel-Hagen was born in 1898 in Charlottenburg, a suburb a district in Berlin, he studied at the University of Berlin where in 1920 he obtained a Ph. D in mathematics under the direction of Constantin Carathéodory, his reputation was that of a gentleman as well as a conscientious intellect. This was averred in the early 1940s, when the ruling Nazis increased their persecutions of German officials who have Jewish ancestry. After Felix Hausdorff had been retired and placed under restrictions, Bessel-Hagen became the only former colleague who visited him regularly. On noticing that Hausdorff used private math researches to while away time, he started bringing him books he had borrowed from library which no longer welcomes Jews. Erich Bessel-Hagen at the Mathematics Genealogy Project O'Connor, John J..


MidBoss is an American video game and media production company, founded by members of the GaymerX team as they expanded beyond GaymerX into other ventures Gaming in Color and 2064: Read Only Memories. On March 26, 2018, Matt Conn stepped down as CEO of MidBoss after allegations of sexual abuse, underpaying workers, workplace harassment, he was temporarily replaced by Toni Rocca as interim CEO, before she resigned following accusation of workplace harassment. Cade Peterson was tapped as the new CEO in April 2018. 2064: Read Only Memories is a cyberpunk adventure game, released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, SteamOS, Linux and Ouya on October 6, 2015, on PlayStation 4 on January 17, 2017. It was funded for $64,378, via Kickstarter on December 12, 2013. Gaming in Color is a documentary film that focuses on queer gamers and industry workers, the movement to include LGBTQ characters and themes in video game narratives; this project received funding through a Kickstarter campaign in May 2013, was distributed by Devolver Digital into wide release on major platforms on May 19, 2015.

MidBoss was the governing body that ran the first three years of GaymerX, a LGBTQ-oriented gaming and geek culture, or gaymer, with panels focused on LGBTQ issues and debates in the gaming industry, founded by Matt Conn, before they became a 501c3 non-profit in late 2015. It was founded in February 2012 and launched its Kickstarter on August 2, 2012 with a goal of $25,000, it hit its goal within 5 days and ended up raising just over $91,000. The first convention happened on August 3 and 4, 2013 in San Francisco, California

Kirby Bellars

Kirby Bellars is a village and civil parish near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 369; the village is recorded in the Domesday Book under the name of Chirchebi. The ancient Church of England parish church, dedicated to Saint Peter, is built of ironstone and has a tall spire, it is now a Grade I listed building. John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales said of Kirby Bellars: KIRBY-BELLARS, a parish, with a pleasant village, in Melton-Mowbray district, Leicester. Post town, Melton-Mowbray. Acres, 2,590. Real property, £5,060. Pop. 243. Houses, 52; the manor belongs to the Rev. E. Manners. Kirby Park was a hunting seat of Sir Francis Burdett, Bart.. A college, for a warden and twelve priests, was founded in the parish, by Roger de Beler, in 1319. Fossil bones of elephants and other animals were found in 1821; the parish is a meet for the Quorndon hounds. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £88.

Patron, Sir Robert Burdett, Bart. The church is handsome. Part of the district of Melton, Kirby Bellars has its own elected parish council; the Village Hall in the Main Street, opposite to Hunters Rise, is used for many local purposes and can seat 150 people. The pub is called'The Flying Childers' after the undefeated 18th century racehorse. In Gaddesby Lane are the kennels of the Quorn Hunt, which claims to be the most famous fox hunt in the United Kingdom. Near the village is a wetland area called Priory Lakes, where the Leicestershire Wildfowler's Association has its office. The'Kirby Bellars Group of Artists' has existed since the 1980s and includes professional artists as well as amateurs. Kirby Bellars at Kirby Bellars at Kirby Bellars maps and photos at

Quadrophenia (film)

Quadrophenia is a 1979 British drama film, loosely based on The Who's 1973 rock opera of the same name. It was directed by Franc Roddam in his feature directing début. Unlike the adaptation of Tommy, Quadrophenia is not a musical film, the band does not appear live in the film; the film stars Phil Daniels as Jimmy, a young 1960s London-based Mod who escapes from his dead-end job as a mailroom boy by dancing, taking amphetamines, riding his scooter and brawling with the motorcycle-riding Rockers. After he and his friends participate in a huge brawl with the Rockers at the seaside town of Brighton, he is arrested and his life starts to spiral out of control. In 1964, Jimmy Cooper is a young London Mod, disillusioned by his parents and a dull job as a post room boy in an advertising firm. Jimmy finds an outlet for his teenage angst by taking amphetamines, riding scooters and brawling with Rockers, accompanied by his Mod friends Dave and Spider. One of the rival Rockers is Jimmy's childhood friend Kevin.

An attack by hostile Rockers on Spider leads to a retaliatory attack on Kevin. Jimmy participates in the beating, but when he realises the victim is Kevin, he berates the other attackers but does not stop them, instead riding away on his scooter revving his engine loudly in frustration. A planned bank holiday weekend away provides the excuse for the rivalry between Mods and Rockers to escalate, as both groups descend upon the seaside town of Brighton. Jimmy plans to be noticed as a'face', hints to Steph – a girl on whom he has a crush – that he would like her to ride with him, but she confirms plans to ride with Pete, an older, well-heeled Mod instead. In preparation for the weekend, the pals try to buy some recreational drugs from a London gangster, Harry North, but are cheated with fake pills. After vandalising the drug-seller's car in retaliation, in desperation, they rob a pharmacy, finding a large quantity of their favourite'blues'. After an early morning group ride from London to the south coast, the friends gather on the seafront, where Jimmy first sees a flamboyant scooter-riding Mod he describes as Ace Face.

In a dance hall, Jimmy suggests that he will help Steph, whose escort is now chatting to an attractive American girl, to dance with Ace Face, but on the dance floor ushers her away to dance with himself. Steph leaves Jimmy to dance with Ace Face, whereupon Jimmy plots to gain attention by climbing up on to the balcony-edge and dancing with much applause, to the annoyance of Ace Face. After diving into the audience, Jimmy is ejected by bouncers. Steph's escort leaves with the American girl, once again Jimmy tries to get with Steph, this time for the night, but she has arranged accommodation with a female friend; the lads spend the night sleeping rough, meet up at a cafe on the following morning proceed along the promenade, where a series of running battles ensue. As the police close in on the rioters, Jimmy escapes down an alleyway with Steph, they have casual sex; when the pair emerge, they find themselves in the middle of the melee just as police are detaining rioters. Jimmy is detained with the volatile Ace Face.

When fined £75, a vast amount at the time, Ace Face mocks the magistrate by offering to pay on the spot with a cheque, to the fellow Mods' amusement. Back in London, Jimmy becomes depressed, his mother throws him out after finding his stash of amphetamine pills. He quits his job, spends his severance package on more pills, learns that Steph is now his friend Dave's girlfriend. After a brief fight with Dave, the following morning his rejection is confirmed by Steph, his beloved Lambretta scooter is accidentally destroyed in a crash. Jimmy takes a train back to Brighton, taking increasing levels of pills and becoming more unstable. In an attempt to relive the recent excitement, he revisits the scenes of the riots and his encounter with Steph. To his horror, Jimmy discovers that his idol, Ace Face, is an undistinguished bellboy at the Grand Brighton Hotel. Jimmy heads out to Beachy Head, riding close to the cliff-edge; the scooter is seen crashing over the cliff-top, where the film begins, with Jimmy walking back against a sunset backdrop.

John Lydon screen-tested for the role of Jimmy. The distributors of the film refused to insure him for the part and he was replaced by Phil Daniels. Most of the cast were reunited after 28 years at Earls Court on 1 and 2 September 2007 as part of The Quadrophenia Reunion at the London Film & Comic Con run by Subsequently, the cast agreed to be part of a Quadrophenia Convention at Brighton in 2009. Quadrophenia is the soundtrack album to the 1979 film of the same name, which refers to the 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia, it was released on Polydor Records in 1979 as a cassette and LP and was re-released as a compact disc in 1993 and 2001. The album was dedicated to Peter Meaden, a prominent Mod and first manager of The Who, who had died a year prior to the album's release; the album contains ten of the seventeen tracks from the original rock opera Quadrophenia. These are different mixes than those that appear on the 1973 album as they were remixed in 1979 by John Entwistle; the most notable difference is the track "The Real Me" which features a different bass track, more prominent vocals and a more definite e