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University of São Paulo

The University of São Paulo is a public university in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. It is the largest Brazilian public university and the country's most prestigious educational institution, the best university in Ibero-America, holds a high reputation among world universities, being ranked 100 worldwide in reputation by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. USP is involved in teaching and university extension in all areas of knowledge, offering a broad range of courses; the university was founded in 1934, regrouping existing schools in the state of São Paulo, such as the Faculdade de Direito do Largo de São Francisco, the Escola Politécnica and the Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz. The university's foundation is marked by the creation in 1934 of the Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras, has subsequently created new departments, becoming one of the largest institutions of higher education in Latin America, with 90,000 enrolled students, it has eleven campuses, four of them in the city of São Paulo.

The remaining campuses are in the cities of Bauru, Piracicaba, Ribeirão Preto and two in São Carlos. Several students from the University of São Paulo have achieved important positions in Brazilian society, it was the alma mater of twelve Brazilian presidents. USP was ranked 19th worldwide in a rank based on the number of alumni who became CEOs in the world's 500 largest companies, and classed in the top 100 worldwide in the Global Employability University Ranking. In terms of research, USP is Brazil's largest research institution, producing more than 25% of the scientific papers published by Brazilian researchers in high quality conferences and journals. In 2015, out of 36 subjects, the QS World University Rankings ranked USP in the top 50 in eight subjects and in the top 51-100th position in 21 more subjects. Over the years, QS consistently ranked USP among the top 5 universities in the Latin world. After its defeat in the Constitutionalist Revolution, São Paulo needed institutional improvements.

Therefore, in 1933 a group of businessmen founded the Free School of Politics. In 1934, the intervenor of São Paulo, Armando de Sales Oliveira, founded the University of São Paulo; that was one of the efforts carried out to provide Brazil with modern administrative and military institutions in a period known as "search for alternatives". One of the main initiatives included that same year, of the University of São Paulo, its nucleus was the School of Philosophy and Languages, with professors coming from France, Spain and other European countries. The ELSP assumed the goal of administrative elites to form a new model in which they noted an increasing role of the state, while USP focused on training teachers for secondary schools, experts in sciences, lawyers and professors. ELSP followed a sociological American model, while USP used the French academic world as its main source of inspiration. Foreign professors such as Claude Lévi-Strauss, Fernand Braudel, Roger Bastide, Robert H. Aubreton, Heinrich Rheinboldt, Paul Arbousse Bastide, Jean Magüé, Martial Gueroult, Emilio Willems, Donald Pierson, Gleb Vassielievich Wataghin, Pierre Monbeig, Giacomo Albanese, Luigi Fantappiè, Vilém Flusser, Giuseppe Ungaretti and Herbert Baldus, broadcast in various institutions new standards for teaching and research, creating new generations of scientists in Brazil.

Since its foundation USP received professors and researchers from all over the world, such as David Bohm, Giuseppe Occhialini, François Châtelet, Anatol Rosenfeld, Helmi Nasr, Gérard Lebrun, Fritz Köberle, Alexander Grothendieck, Heinz Dieter Heidemann. The University of São Paulo is the result of a combination of the newly founded School of Philosophy and Languages with the existing Polytechnic School of Engineering, the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, the Medical School, the traditional Law School, the old School of Pharmacy and Dentistry, the Institute of Astronomy and Atmospheric Sciences, the School of Veterinary Medicine; the FFCL emerged as the integrating element of the university, bringing together courses in various areas of knowledge. In 1934 the School of Physical Education of the State of São Paulo was created, the first civil school of physical education in Brazil, which would be part of the university. In 1944 the Medical School opened its public hospital. In the same year, the School of Engineering of Sao Carlos emerged.

In subsequent years several other research units were created, such as

Darrin Fletcher

Darrin Glen Fletcher is an American former professional baseball player and sports commentator. He played as a catcher in Major League Baseball from 1989 to 2002. A native of Elmhurst, Fletcher played college baseball at the University of Illinois. In 1986, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Chatham A's of the Cape Cod Baseball League, he was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 6th round of the 1987 Major League Baseball draft. After only two seasons in the minor leagues, he made his major league debut with the Dodgers on September 10, 1989 at the age of 22, he saw limited playing time the following season as a back-up catcher to Mike Scioscia. On September 13, 1990, Fletcher was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Dennis Cook, was traded to the Montreal Expos for Barry Jones on December 9, 1991. In Montreal, Fletcher became a fixture in the lineup playing in over 100 games a year, helping the Expos to two consecutive second place finishes in the National League Eastern Division in 1992 and 1993.

In 1994, the Expos had the best record in baseball and were poised to win the division when, the 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike stopped the season on August 11. Fletcher helped to guide the 1994 Expos pitching staff to lead the league in winning percentage and in earned run average and tied for the league lead in shutouts with 8; that year he was named as a reserve player for the National League team in the 1994 All-Star Game. Fletcher signed as a free agent with the Toronto Blue Jays on November 26, 1997. With Toronto, he had some of his finest seasons. In 1999, he batted.291 with 18 home runs and 80 RBI and in 2000 he had his first.300 season, batting.320 with 20 home runs and 58 RBI. On August 27 of that year he hit three home runs in a game against the Texas Rangers. Fletcher's home runs made him one of seven Blue Jays to hit 20 or more that season, helping Toronto tie a record set by the 1996 Baltimore Orioles. After these career highs, Fletcher struggled through the 2001 season and played in his final major league game on July 16, 2002 at the age of 35.

In a fourteen-year major league career, Fletcher played in 1,245 games, accumulating 1,048 hits in 3,902 at bats for a.269 career batting average along with 124 home runs, 583 runs batted in and an on-base percentage of.318. Fletcher had a career fielding percentage of.993, ranking him 32nd all-time among major league catchers. Fletcher was the Phillies catcher on May 23, 1991 when Tommy Greene pitched a no-hitter against the Montreal Expos. Fletcher is the son of former major league player, Tom Fletcher, the grandson of long-time minor league player Glenn Fletcher, his son, Casey Fletcher, was the 2010 Danville Commercial-News baseball Player of the Year. In 2012, Casey played a season with the Danville Dans, a Prospect League team after graduating in 2011 from Oakwood High School in Oakwood, Illinois. Casey played for Kankakee Community College before transferring to the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign as a junior for the 2014 season. Fletcher has done occasional color commentary for the Toronto Blue Jays on Rogers Sportsnet.

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Earl Gartman

Earl Lloyd Gartman was an American football and baseball coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Howard College—now known as Samford University—in Homewood, Alabama from 1949 to 1953, at Austin Peay State University from 1958 to 1959, at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas from 1967 to 1969, compiling a career college football record of 30–61–1. Gartman was the head basketball coach at Howard from 1950 to 1955, tallying a mark of 71–73, he was the head baseball coach at Howard from 1952 to 1955 and at the University of Texas–Pan American from 1962 to 1963, amassing a career college baseball record of 60–49. Gartman graduated from Howard College and earned a master's degree at George Peabody College, now known as Peabody College, a part of Vanderbilt University. Earl Gartman at Find a Grave

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is part of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, United States. As the first independent, degree-granting institution for research in epidemiology and training in public health, the largest public health training facility in the United States, the Bloomberg School is a leading international authority on the improvement of health and prevention of disease and disability; the school's mission is to protect populations from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying its knowledge and expertise in the field, training scientists and practitioners in the global defense of human life. The school is ranked first in public health in the U. S. News and World Report rankings and has held that ranking since 1994. Named the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, the school was founded in 1916 by William H. Welch with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation; the school was renamed the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on April 20, 2001 in honor of Michael Bloomberg for his financial support and commitment to the school and Johns Hopkins University.

Bloomberg has donated a total of $2.9 billion to Johns Hopkins University over a period of several decades. The school is the founder of Delta Omega, the national honorary society for graduate training in public health; the Bloomberg School is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. In 1913, the Rockefeller Foundation sponsored a conference on the need for public health education in the United States. Foundation officials were convinced, it would be allied to medicine but distinct, with its own identity and educational institutions. The result of deliberations between public health leaders and foundation officials was the Welch–Rose Report of 1915, which laid out the need for adequately trained public health workers, envisioned an "institute of hygiene" for the United States; the Report, reflected the different preferences of the plan's two architects—William Henry Welch favoured scientific research, whereas Wickliffe Rose wanted an emphasis on public health practice. In June 1916, the executive committee of the Rockefeller Foundation approved the plan to organize an institute or school of public health at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, United States.

The institute was named the School of Hygiene and Public Health, indicating a compromise between those who wanted the practical public health training on the British model and those who favoured basic scientific research on the German model. Welch, the first Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine became the founding Dean of the first school of public health in the United States; the facility is located on the former Maryland Hospital site founded in 1797. The Maryland Hospital was built as a hospital to care for Yellow Fever for the indigent away from the city. In 1840, the hospital expanded to care for the mentally ill. In 1873, the buildings were torn down as the facility relocated to a new site as the Spring Grove Hospital Center; the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health represents the archetype for formalized public health training and epidemiology education in the United States. By 1922, other schools of public health at Harvard and Yale had all been established in accordance with the Hopkins model.

The Rockefeller Foundation continued to sponsor the creation of public health schools in the United States and around the world in the 1920s and 1930s, extending the American model of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health to countries such as Brazil, Canada, England, India, Japan, the Philippines, Rumania, Sweden and Yugoslavia. The school celebrated its 100th anniversary during the 2015–2016 academic year with programs and innovative projects to spotlight 100 years of pioneering public health—connecting a century of achievements to the promise of new advances for the next century; the Bloomberg School is the largest school of public health in the world, with 530 full-time and 620 part-time faculty, 2,030 students from 84 countries. It is home to over fifty Research Centers and Institutes with research ongoing in the U. S. and more than 90 countries worldwide. The School ranks first in federal research support from the National Institutes of Health, receiving nearly 25 percent of all funds distributed among the 40 U.

S. schools of public health, has been ranked first among schools of public health by U. S. News & World Report; the School offers: 9 master's degrees: Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Public Health, Master of Health Science, Master of Health Administration, Master of Bioethics, Master of Arts, Master of Applied Science, Master of Public Policy and Master of Science 3 doctoral degrees: Ph. D, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Science, Postdoctoral training and residency programs in general preventive medicine and occupational medicine. Combined and certificate training programs in various areas of public health; the Bloomberg School is composed of 10 academic departments: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – Chair Pierre Coulombe Biostatistics – Chair Karen Bandeen-Roche Environmental Health and Engineering– Chair Marsha Wills-Karp Epidemiology – Chair David Celentano Health and Society – Chair David Holtgrave Health Policy and Management – Chair Colleen Barry International Health – Chair David Peters Mental Health – Chair M. Daniele Fallin Molecular Microbiology and Immunology – Chair Arturo Casadevall Population and Reproductive Health – Chair Cynthia Schaffer MinkovitzIn addition to these ten academic departments

ItAli Airlines

ItAli Airlines S.p. A. was an airline based in Rome. It operated regional scheduled and cargo services, as well as air taxi flights, its main base was Rome. The airline was wholly owned by Giuseppe Spadaccini. ItAli Airlines was the new name for the former TAI – Transporti Aerei Italiani and the former Air Columbia and was operating two Fairchild Metro aircraft from Pescara to Milan and Rome in April 2004. In July 2004 a Pescara to Olbia route was opened with a Dornier 328-110 wet-leased from Air Alps. ItAli Airlines connected Pescara airport with the main Italian airports to feed national and international flights and some international destinations the daily service to Milan-Linate Airport is still operated with Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner. Line activity, operated with Dornier 328Jet dwindled in favor of charter/ACMI flights, operated with McDonnell Douglas MD-82 from bases at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport and Milan-Malpensa Airport. At the beginning of the Summer 2009 was created the Air Taxi sector of the company on Rome Ciampino Airport with secondary base on Milan-Linate Airport in order to increase Cessna fleet operations.

The flights were sold under the brand of a subsidiary of ItAli Airlines. MustFly aircraft operated as General aviation under ItAli Airlines Air Operator's Certificate, including two Dornier 328Jet specially reconfigured to 19 seats. On 21 October 2010, Mr Giuseppe Spadaccini, ItAli Airlines owner, other 12 people were arrested by Pescara's Guardia di Finanza on suspicion of international tax evasion. On 11 March 2011, the Italian Aviation Authority suspended the air operator's certificate due to the persistence of some critical issues from the carrier. During Winter Season 2010, ItAli Airlines served the following scheduled destinations: ItalyGenoa -Genoa Airport Milan - Linate Airport Reggio Calabria - Reggio Calabria Airport Rome - Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport FranceParis - Charles de Gaulle Airport The ItAli Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft at the time of closure: ItAli Airlines had placed an order for 10 Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 aircraft which were expected to be in service around mid-2010.

This order included 10 options. However, in January 2011, the ItAli's firm order had been dropped from Superjet International's order book. List of defunct airlines of Italy ItAli Airlines

Ange N'Guessan

Koko Ange Mariette Christelle N'Guessan is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays for Primera División club UDG Tenerife. She was part of the Ivory Coast squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. N'Guessan came to notice by scoring against Norway in a 3–1 defeat at the World Cup, she joined Lithuanian club Gintra Universitetas for the 2015–16 UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round finished the season in Cyprus with Anorthosis Famagusta, scoring 17 goals in 13 league games. She signed for FC Barcelona in August 2016. Ange N'Guessan – FIFA competition record Profile at FIF