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Vinča

Vinča is a suburban settlement of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is part of the municipality of Grocka. Vinča-Belo Brdo, an important archaeological site that gives its name to the Neolithic Vinča culture, is located in the village. Vinča is located on the confluence of the Bolečica river into the Danube, on the Danube's right bank, 13 km east of Belgrade and 15 km west of its own municipal seat of Grocka, it is situated along the stream of Makački potok. Vinča is statistically classified as a rural settlement, it was situated 3 km from the road of Smederevski put, but as the settlement expanded it now stretches from the Danube to the Smederevski put, making urbanistic connections to the surrounding settlements of Ritopek, Boleč, Leštane and Kaluđerica, though making one continuous built-up area with Belgrade itself. Like the surrounding settlements, Vinča is an immigrant settlement with steady population growth, the total population number of 6,779 by the 2011 census. Small bridge across the Bolečica on the Smederevski put marks a place where boundaries of four settlements meet.

Together they would make a settlement with the population of 22,345 in 2002 and 26,275 in 2011. Vinča's economy is based on agriculture, but it experiences the most diversity of all the municipal settlements; the experimental farm of Radmilovac, a section of the Agricultural Faculty of the Belgrade University is located to the east. In 2006 began the reconstruction and expansion of the farm, with new pools and projected covered areas that will turn Radmilovac into and experimental ground for future agricultural production; the area along the Smederevski put turns into a commercial zone as gas pumps, restaurants and supermarkets are built. Vinča is on the route of the projected highway in the Bolečica river valley and a new bridge over the Danube but a construction date is not yet given. Tourism is centered on the archeological site of Belo brdo and the museum of the Vinča culture, with boat trips down the Danube from downtown Belgrade to the small Vinča dock, right below the find, with several fish restaurants on the bank.

In order to strengthen the slope below the site, an embankment was built in the early 1980s, today a quay along the Danube. Hotel'Radmilovac' on the Smederevski put is the major such facility from Belgrade to Smederevo; the Vinča Nuclear Institute was established on 21 January 1948 by the Serbian top physicist Pavle Savić as the Institute for Physics, though construction of the site began in 1947. On 15 October 1958, the institute was the site of a fatal criticality excursion in its heavy water-moderated research reactor. One researcher was killed and four others injured; the institute operated two research reactors. The larger 6.5 MW reactor achieved criticality in 1959 and was shut down in 1984. Another low power reactor achieved criticality in 1958 and as of 2002 was operational; the institute was named the Institute for Physical Sciences'Boris Kidrič' in 1953 and has its present name since 1 January 1992. In the 1970s a modern urban settlement with small residential buildings was constructed for the employees of the Institute.

In 2003, in an effort to secure the radioactive materials from the Institute, the U. S. government aided Serbia in the removal of the material. In 2010, large convoys moved the remaining 2.5 tonnes of nuclear fuel to a reprocessing facility in Mayak in Russia. Belgrade's city landfill is located in Vinča. Official city landfill from 1960 used to be Ada Huja; when the new General Urban Plan was adopted in the early 1970s, the projected location of the new landfill was the marsh around Veliko Selo in the municipality of Palilula. The municipality of Grocka endorsed the GUP, but in 1973 the idea of placing the landfill in Vinča was announced by the city. Grocka rejected the proposal and refused to endorse the new decision but the city administration bypassed the local authorities and the new landfill was opened in Vinča in 1977; as of 2017, the landfill covers an area of 68 ha and receives some 2,700 t of garbage daily, which includes not only the domestic waste but earth and rubble. Out of 17 city municipalities, 13 use this landfill.

The landfill raised many ecological questions for years as only in the 2000s some of the major problems concerning waste managing began to solve. However, despite some recent improvements, the landfill is still far from the European standards of environmental management, like leachate collection and treatment system, it is, as of 2014, not only the Europe's biggest landfill, with between 6,650,000 and 9,500,000 tons of waste deposited in it, but largest untreated landfill on the continent. Since the city's plan on the waste management for the 2011-202 period, authorities try to make a deal with investors, in the form of the strategic partnership to manage the landfill; as of 2017, they failed. With layers of untreated garbage that reach 70 m, the landfill is considered to be the most problematic ecological spot in Europe. On 1 April 2015, city manager Goran Vesić announced that the private strategic partner will be chosen to clean, upgrade and operate the landfill, he said that by June or July 2015 the invitation for tender will be opened and that the partner will be known by the end of the year.

June 2016 was announced as the date when the contract should be signed while January 2020 was set as the date when the new waste-to-energy plant should open. 11 companies applied but in the phases, that number fell down to 4 or 5

St Peter's Church, Crewe

St Peter's Church is in Earle Street, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Nantwich, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield, the diocese of Chester, its benefice is combined with Crewe. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. St Peter's began as a prefabricated mission church to St Paul's, Crewe, in 1894. In 1912 the structure was moved and re-erected elsewhere, being dedicated to All Saints the following year. Building of the present church began in 1914 and was completed in 1923; the architects were C. E. Elcock. Construction of the church was delayed because of funding problems caused by the First World War; the new church was dedicated on 5 May 1923. St Peter's became a separate parish in its own right in 1931, was consecrated on 29 April of that year; the church is constructed in red sandstone ashlar with a green slate roof. From the west its plan consists of a narthex, a two-bay baptistry with narrow aisles, which leads to a three-bay nave with wider aisles a two-bay chancel with an organ chamber on the north and a vestry on the south.

Each bay of the wider aisles is gabled, the gables containing Perpendicular-style windows interspersed with lancet windows containing stained glass. On the west gable is a double bellcote surmounted by a cross finial. Inside the church, behind the altar, is a reredos carved with The Last Supper; the chancel contains a choir stalls. The pulpit is in oak; the stained glass includes windows by D. Brookes of Weirs Glass dating from the middle of the 20th century, an earlier window in the baptistry depicting Saint Peter; the organ was built in 1932 by Whiteley, modified in 1984 by Sixsmith. Listed buildings in Crewe

Władysław Strzemiński

Władysław Strzemiński was a Polish avant-garde painter of international renown. In 1920 he married Katarzyna Kobro. In 1922 he moved to Wilno, in the following year supported Vytautas Kairiūkštis in creating the first avant-garde art exhibition in what is now the territory of Lithuania. In November 1923 he moved to Warsaw, where with Henryk Berlewi he founded the constructivist group Blok. During the 1920s he formulated his theory of Unism, his Unistic paintings inspired the unistic musical compositions of the Polish composer Zygmunt Krauze. He is an author of a revolutionary book titled "The theory of vision." He was co creator of unique avant-garde art collection in Łódź gathered thanks to the enthusiasm of members of the “a.r.” group as Katarzyna Kobro, Henryk Stażewski and Julian Przyboś and Jan Brzękowski. In postwar Łódź he was an instructor at the Higher School of Plastic Design. Neoplastic Room in Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź. where one of his students was Halina Ołomucki, survivor of the Nazi concentration camps.

His Neoplastic Room was installed in the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź in 1948 but was removed in 1950 as it failed to fit in with the socialist realism aesthetic imposed by Włodzimierz Sokorski, the minister of culture of the Polish United Workers' Party. His works have been exhibited in such museums around the world as Centre Pompidou, Museo Reina Sofia, Moderna Museet Malmö and Whitechapel Gallery, he is the subject of the final film by Andrzej Wajda. Władysław Strzemiński. Readability of Images. Proceedings of the international conference devoted to the work of Władysław Strzemiński, 13–14 October 2011, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź 2015. Władysław Strzemiński 1893–1952. On the 100th Anniversary of His Birth, Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi, Łódź 1993. Biography Essays on Władysław Strzemiński Work Information International Collection of Modern Art of the “a.r.” group

Gordon Smith (footballer, born 1991)

Gordon Smith is a Scottish footballer who plays as a striker for National Premier Leagues Western Australia side ECU Joondalup. Smith has played for Scottish clubs Livingston, Raith Rovers, Stirling Albion and Dumbarton, as well as having loan spells with Hamilton Academical and Cowdenbeath. Born in Edinburgh, Smith played for Hibs' youth teams as a goalscoring midfielder, but was released by the club after he went on a two-day trial with Newcastle United. Smith signed for Livingston, who coached him to play as a striker. and gave him some appearances in the First Division. In the summer of 2009, with Livingston experiencing financial difficulties, Smith allowed his contract to expire. Smith signed for Hearts in the summer of 2009, it was intended that he would play for their under-19 squad, but manager Csaba László promoted him to the first team after it became clear that the club would not sign another striker and pledged his faith in youth. He made his debut as a second-half substitute against Dinamo Zagreb in a UEFA Europa League tie.

Smith scored his first goal for the club in his first league appearance, scoring Hearts' goal in a 1–1 draw with Edinburgh derby rivals Hibs at Easter Road. The following season Smith was sent on loan to Stirling Albion. Having impressed manager Jim Jefferies whilst on loan at Stirling Albion, Smith was awarded a new contract with Hearts. On his return to Hearts games were limited to substitute appearances under new manager Paulo Sergio, although he played against Tottenham in the Europa League. Smith was sent on loan to Hamilton in December 2011. On his return he played the full 90 minutes against Auchinleck Talbot in the Scottish Cup scoring the only goal of the game in the 84th minute. After the arrivals of Kevin Kyle and Stephen Elliott, Smith signed on loan for First Division club Stirling Albion in August 2010. Smith made 34 appearances and scored 11 league goals, although Stirling were relegated from the First Division. On 7 December 2011 Smith signed for Hamilton Academical on a months loan deal, making his debut on 10 December against Falkirk.

He played in all three matches played during his loan spell and Hamilton requested it be extended but he returned to Hearts. On 26 June 2013 Smith signed for Raith Rovers. After one season with Raith, he signed for Stirling Albion in June 2014. In June 2015, Smith moved to Scottish Championship side Dumbarton. After only three appearances, all from the bench, manager Stephen Aitken informed Smith he was free to leave the club, he joined Cowdenbeath on loan on 28 August 2015 making 19 appearances for the Scottish League One side, scoring three goals. In January 2016, Smith was signed for Australian side ECU Joondalup. Of the move, Smith commented that he felt it was a "now or never" moment in realising his dream of playing football abroad. Smith's father called Gordon, played for Hearts and several other Scottish Football League clubs, his brother, Kevin Smith, has played for Raith Rovers amongst others. As of 19 December 2012

Uganda Business Facilitation Centre

The Uganda Business Facilitation Centre is a government office development project under construction in Uganda's capital city of Kampala. The centre is intended to house the offices of key business-related departments, including the Uganda Registration Services Bureau, the Uganda Investment Authority and the Capital Markets Authority; the aim of housing these and other government agencies under one roof is to increase their effectiveness and to improve service delivery to the business community. These actions are expected to improve Uganda's ranking in the ease of doing business; the centre is located at 1 Baskerville Avenue, in the neighborhood of Kololo, in the Kampala Central Division, in Uganda's capital city of Kampala 4.5 kilometres, by road north-east of the city's center. The geographical coordinates of the center:0°19'49.0"N, 32°36'06.0"E. The UBFC is a government centre, whose construction is funded by the government of Uganda, with facilitation from the World Bank to house the relevant government agencies responsible for registration and licensing of businesses, in an effort to speed up the registration and operationalization of businesses, from the current three weeks an expected four hours.

The centre will house key government agencies that support business licensing. In addition to the three lead institutions, these other institutions will maintain offices in the centre, including the following: Uganda National Social Security Fund, Uganda Export Promotion Board Kampala Capital City Authority and Uganda Ministry of Local Government. Others include Uganda Revenue Authority, National Identification and Registration Authority, Uganda Ministry of Lands and Urban Development. Construction is expected to last 18 months. China National Aero Technology International Engineering Corporation is the lead contractor. JLOS House Project Ministry of Health Uganda Headquarters URSB showcases achievements at the World Bank Open Day Construction Of The Proposed Uganda Business Facilitation Centre

Joseph Barclay

Joseph Barclay was Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem. Barclay was born near Strabane in county Tyrone, his family being of Scottish extraction, he was educated at Trinity College and proceeded B. A. in 1854 and M. A. in 1857, but showed no particular powers of study. In 1854 he was ordained to a curacy at Bagnelstown, county Carlow, on taking up his residence there began to show great interest in the work of the London Society for promoting Christianity among the Jews; the question of Jewish conversion was at that time agitating the religious world in England, Barclay supported the cause in his own neighbourhood with great activity, till in 1858 he offered himself to the London Society as a missionary. He left Ireland, after a few months' study in London, was appointed to Constantinople; the mission there had been established in 1835, but no impression had been made on the 60,000 Jews calculated to inhabit the town. Barclay stayed in Constantinople till 1861, making missionary journeys to the Danubian provinces and other nearer districts.

In 1861 he was nominated incumbent of Christ Church, Jerusalem, a position requiring energy and tact to avoid entanglement in the quarrels of the parties whose rivalries Barclay describes as a ‘fretting leprosy’ neutralising his best efforts. In 1865 he visited England and Ireland on private matters, received the degree of LL. D. from his university, married. On his return he found it impossible to continue in his post unless his salary was increased, the refusal of the London Society to do this necessitated his resignation; this was in 1870. The comparative leisure thus afforded him enabled him to publish in 1877 translations of certain select treatises of the Talmud with his own prolegomena and notes. Opinion has been much divided as to the value of this work, but Jewish critics are unanimous in asserting that it is marked by an unfair animus against their nation and literature. In 1880 he received the degree of D. D. from Dublin University. In 1879 the see of Jerusalem became vacant, Barclay's experience and attainments marked him out as the only man to fill the post successfully.

He was consecrated a bishop, by Archibald Campbell Tait, Archbishop of Canterbury, on 25 July at St Paul's Cathedral. He was most enthusiastically welcomed to Jerusalem, entered on his duties with his usual vigour, but his sudden death after a short illness in October 1881 put an end to the hopes of those who believed that at last some of the objects of the original founders of the Anglo-Prussian Bishopric in Jerusalem were to be realised. Bishop Barclay's attainments were most extensive, he preached in Spanish and German. He diligently prosecuted his studies in Hebrew and at his death was perfecting his knowledge of Arabic; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Barclay, Joseph". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. Works by or about Joseph Barclay at Internet Archive