The University of Manitoba is a public research university in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Its main campus is located in the Fort Garry neighbourhood of southern Winnipeg with other campuses throughout the city. Founded in 1877, it is the first university of western Canada; the university maintains a reputation as a top research-intensive post-secondary educational institution and conducts more research annually than any other university in the region. The U of M is the largest university both by total student enrollment and campus area in the province of Manitoba, the 17th-largest in all of Canada; the campus boasts dozens of hundreds of degree programs. The U of M is a member of the U15 and of Universities Canada, while its global affiliations include the International Association of Universities and the Association of Commonwealth Universities, its increased global outreach has resulted in one of the most internationally diverse student bodies in Canada, while its competitive academic and research programs have ranked among the top in the Canadian Prairies.
The Manitoba Bisons represent the team in athletics as a member of U Sports and Canada West Universities Athletic Association. University of Manitoba alumni include Nobel Prize recipients, Academy Award winners, Order of Merit recipients, Olympic medalists, among many others; as of 2019, there have been 99 Rhodes Scholarship recipients from the University of Manitoba, more than that of any other university in western Canada. The university has produced countless government figures, including provincial premiers, Supreme Court justices, Members of Parliament. Research at the U of M has produced various world-renowned contributions, including the creation of canola oil in the 1970s. Along with the Fort Garry campus as its central hub, the University of Manitoba operates three other major locations: the Bannatyne Campus, the James W. Burns Executive Education Centre, the William Norrie Centre. Additionally, the university administers its French-language affiliate, Université de Saint-Boniface in the Saint Boniface ward of Winnipeg.
U of M's Bannatyne Campus is a complex of ten buildings in central Winnipeg belonging to the university's health sciences branch. Located about 13 kilometers north of the Fort Garry site, this campus is adjoined to the west of Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre, between McDermot and William Avenue; the Bannatyne Campus is home to the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, the U of M faculty, established to consolidate the university's health education community into a more unified body. The Rady Faculty consists of several health sciences departments, including the Max Rady College of Medicine, the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, the College of Pharmacy, as well as the College of Nursing, although it still remains on the Fort Garry campus; the Brodie Centre is the main building of the Bannatyne campus, which not only connects the various health education facilities but the Neil John MacLean Health Sciences Library and the Joe Doupe Fitness Centre. The College of Pharmacy located at Fort Garry, moved to the Bannatyne campus on October 16, 2008 with the opening of the 95,000 sq ft Apotex Centre.
The Faculty of Pharmacy Apotex Centre is detached from the rest of the Bannatyne complex, located right across from the main entrance of the Brodie Centre. The Dental Building is the westernmost building of the entire campus, housing the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry; the College encompasses the entirety of dental education offered at the U of M, including the School of Dental Hygiene. Although the College of Nursing belongs to the consolidated Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, it remains on the Fort Garry campus until additional facilities can be built at Bannatyne; the Max Rady College of Medicine has 27 academic departments found throughout the Bannatyne campus, the Health Sciences Centre, other Winnipeg health sciences facilities. Each department is involved in teaching, research and clinical activities with an academic staff of 1,630 faculty members; the college consists of several centres and research groups times in partnership with other health sciences organizations. The main Fort Garry campus comprises over 60 teaching and research buildings of the University and sits on 274 hectares of land.
In addition, Smartpark is the location of seven buildings leased to research and development organizations involving university-industry partnerships. The address is 66 Chancellors Circle; the William Norrie Centre on Selkirk Avenue is the campus for social work education for inner-city residents. The university operates agricultural research stations near Carman, Manitoba; the Ian N. Morrison Research Farm near Carman is a 406 acres facility 70 km from Winnipeg, while the Glenlea facility is 1,000 acres and is 20 km from Winnipeg; the University of Manitoba provides services to urban and rural Indigenous people. The University of Manitoba's Department of Native Studies is the oldest such unit in Western Canada. Many of the Indigenous Access programs include summer courses that bring new Indigenous students to campus before the start of the school year for campus orientation sessions. Indigenous Elders are present on campus at University of Manitoba to provide social supports in Migizii Agamik, the Indigenous Centre on campus.
The Anchor River is a stream on the Kenai Peninsula in the U. S. state of Alaska. Beginning near Bald Mountain on the eastern side of the lower peninsula, if flows west for 30 miles into Cook Inlet near Anchor Point on the western side of the peninsula; the river mouth is 14 miles northwest of Homer. The middle reaches of the river pass through the Anchor River and Fritz Creek Critical Habitat Area, meant to protect fish and wildlife moose; the lower river intersects North Fork Road and the Sterling Highway before reaching Anchor and the Anchor River State Recreation Area at the coast. The Anchor River State Recreation Area is a popular spot for camping and fishing in the summer months, when there are salmon runs, catch-and-release steelhead fishing. Anchor Point, the site of the SRA, is the most westerly point in the U. S. highway system. From the beach at the recreation area you can see the distant peaks of the Aleutian Range, including the volcanoes Mount Augustine Mount Iliamna and Mount Redoubt The area was the site of gold mining activities in the 1890’s.
Anchor Point does not have a harbor, but it has a boat-launch service at the beach that uses tractors to pull boats from shore to deeper water. List of rivers of Alaska
This is a list of elevator accidents by death toll. It does not include accidents involving gondola lifts, ski lifts, similar types of cable transport. On 14 December 1883, in one of the earliest documented elevator accidents, a 15-year-old boy was decapitated by an elevator at a furniture warehouse in Baltimore, Maryland. On 20 May 1905, three elevator accidents occurred in New York City within the span of a few hours, killing two men and one woman. On 28 July 1945, a U. S. Army plane crashed into the Empire State Building in New York City, causing an elevator to fall 75 stories. Elevator operator Betty Lou Oliver survived, it remains the Guinness World Record for the longest fall survived in an elevator. On 20 July 1973, former Australian member of parliament Dugald Munro was crushed to death in an elevator accident, aged 43, he was trapped between the lift cage and door in a building in Bridge Street and was unable to be freed. In October 1999, a brief power dip caused an elevator to stop between the 13th and 14th floors at the McGraw-Hill Building in New York City, trapping Nicholas White, an employee of the building, going down to take a cigarette break.
Despite activating an alarm and the presence of a surveillance camera, nearly 41 hours passed before he was noticed and rescued. Years the surveillance video was made public. In April 2013, an elevator broke down at Hotel Eden in Bad Gastein, trapping the owner inside, he was rescued after four days. In March 2016, a woman in her late 30s or early 40s was found starved to death inside an elevator at an apartment building in the Chinese city of Xi’an, she was overlooked when maintenance men returned the elevator to the first floor and took it out of service. When they returned more than a month the woman's body was found, it sparked outrage over the apparent negligence and the case was classified as negligent homicide. At least one person was detained. On 16 November 2018, an elevator plunged 84 floors at the 100-story John Hancock Center in Chicago, but no one was injured. On 22 August 2019, a 30-year-old man was crushed to death at an apartment building in New York City when the elevator which he was trying to exit gave way.
Five other people were trapped in the elevator and were rescued by firefighters. One man had exited the elevator. 2006 Minato Ward elevator accident
Amanda Forsyth is a Canadian cellist, is the former principal cellist of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Daughter of composer Malcolm Forsyth, Forsyth came to Canada from South Africa at two years of age and began playing the cello at the age of three, she became a protégé of William Pleeth in London and studied with Harvey Shapiro at the Juilliard School in New York and with Lynn Harrell in Los Angeles. After two seasons with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, she became the youngest principal selected by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra where she remained for six years. In 1999, Forsyth was appointed principal cello of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, a position she left in 2015 in order to pursue her solo and chamber music career. Forsyth is a recitalist and chamber musician appearing with orchestras and chamber music festivals worldwide. Forsyth and her husband, violinist Pinchas Zukerman, appear together as soloists, she has collaborated with artists such as Lynn Harrell, Yo-Yo Ma, Garrick Ohlsson, Jon Kimura Parker, Yefim Bronfman, Joseph Kalichstein, Jaime Laredo, Arnold Steinhardt, Michael Tree, Louis Lortie.
Forsyth is the cellist of the Zukerman Chamber Players, which has toured worldwide since 2003. In 2007 she collaborated with Wynton Marsalis in New York, recording the sound track for Ken Burns' 7-part television film about World War II to be produced for PBS. Amanda Forsyth performs on a 1699 cello by Carlo Giuseppe Testore. Soaring with Agamemnon Electra Rising: The Music of Malcolm Forsyth Zukerman Conducts Mozart American Journey Palm Court Encores Mozart: Flute Quartets Official web site
Olga Broumas is a Greek poet, resident in the United States. Born and raised on the island of Syros, Broumas secured a fellowship through the Fulbright program to study in the United States at the University of Pennsylvania. There, she earned her bachelor's degree in architecture, she went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oregon. After earning this degree, Broumas co-founded and taught at Freehand, Inc. a school in Provincetown, Massachusetts for female writers and artists. The school disbanded in 1987. Broumas has worked in the creative writing programs at several universities, including the University of Idaho and Goddard College, she is the Professor Emerita of the Practice of English at Brandeis University. Her first collection of poems, Beginning with O, was considered groundbreaking in its depiction of explicit lesbian sexuality. Broumas was selected by Stanley Kunitz for the Yale Younger Poets Series in 1977, the first non-native speaker of English to receive this award.
Other honors have included a Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has been Poet-in-Residence and Director of Creative Writing at Brandeis University since 1995. Beginning with O. Soie Sauvage. Pastoral Jazz. With Jane Miller: Black Holes, Black Stockings. Perpetua. With T. Begley: Sappho’s Gymnasium. Rave: Poems, 1975-1999. What I Love: Selected Poems by Odysseas Elytis; the Little Mariner by Odysseas Elytis. Eros, Eros: Selected and Last Poems by Odysseas Elytis
Alexandre Barros is a former Brazilian motorcycle road racer. After a long career in MotoGP, for 2006 he moved to the Superbike World Championship, he retired by the end of the season. Barros started racing motorcycles at the age of 8, when he won on his debut in the Brazilian minibike championship. In the next two years, he was twice Brazilian moped champion. In 1981, he was the Brazilian 50cc Champion, in 1985 he won the title of Brazilian's 250cc category; the year of 1986 saw his international début in the 80cc category—he lied about his age so he could race at the Spanish Grand Prix at the age of 15. He finished the championship in scoring 6 points. In 1987, he raced the 80cc championship, finishing seventeenth, scoring 8 points. In 1988, Barros made his first race on the World Championship 250cc category; that same year, he was 3rd in the Latin American circuit of that same class. The next year, he finished 18th in the World Championship. In 1990, Alex Barros was the youngest rider in history to join the top motorcycling category, the 500cc, at the age of 20.
In his first year, he was 12th overall, with 57 points. Notable results included 8th in the United States and Germany, 5th in the Belgium Grand Prix. Two years his first podium: a third place in the Netherlands; the year of 1993 saw his breakthrough. After qualifying third in the US Grand Prix, Barros had his first victory in Spain, finishing that year's world championship in sixth place, his teammate Kevin Schwantz was that year's champion. The following year, Barros scored in all but one the races. 1996 saw his best performance yet, finishing the championship at fourth, a feat he repeated in 2000, 2001 and 2002. His win at Mugello in 2001, was the latest by a rider other than Valentino Rossi until 2009. In 2002, the first of MotoGP he scored 204 points and won races in Pacific and Valencia, eleven points behind second place. 2003 was a difficult one for Barros due to injuries, but in 2004, he once again finished the championship in fourth, in a season dominated by Valentino Rossi, Sete Gibernau and Max Biaggi.
In 2005, Barros returned to the top of the podium in Portugal, however he did not mount a lasting championship challenge, was not offered a ride for 2006. He returned to MotoGP in 2007. In pre-season testing he matched the factory Ducatis, at midseason he was ahead of the factory rider Loris Capirossi, he came third at fourth at Istanbul Park. For 2006 he was hired by the Klaffi Honda team in the Superbike World Championship, paying around £100,000 of his own money to fund the ride. After a satisfactory debut weekend with two top 10 finishes, he took a pair of podium finishes at Round 2 in Phillip Island, a second and a fourth in round four at Monza. At Brands Hatch he failed to qualify for Superpole, but bounced back from 18th on the grid to take a pair of top 10 finishes; the wet meeting at Assen was a disappointment for Barros as he is a wet-weather expert. His season was characterised by poor starts, but despite this he ended the season as the second highest Honda rider in the championship in sixth place, behind former champion James Toseland.
At Imola he took his only WSBK win, followed it with a second place in race 2. In 1999, Barros and Japanese teammate Tadayuki Okada won the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race riding a Honda RC45 superbike. Points system from 1969 to 1987: Points system from 1988 to 1992: Points system from 1993 onwards: Alex Barros profile on Motorcycle Racing Online Alex Barros bio at highrevs.net