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Wabash Valley

The Wabash Valley is a region with parts in both Illinois and Indiana. It is named for the Wabash River and, as the name is used, spans the middle to the middle-lower portion of the river's valley and is centered at Terre Haute, Indiana; the term Wabash Valley is used in local media in Clinton, Mount Carmel, Terre Haute, Vincennes all of which are either on or near the Lower Wabash River. Counties in the Wabash Valley include Posey, Vigo, Sullivan, Parke, Putnam, Knox, Martin and Tippecanoe counties in Indiana; the Illinois portion consists of Clark, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edwards and White counties. It may or may not include, depending on the source, Montgomery and Warren counties in Indiana, Lawrence, Vermillion, Champaign and Effingham counties in Illinois due to the Little Wabash River; the Wabash Valley Fault System in southeastern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, adjacent corner of Kentucky extends about 60 miles north-northeastward from just north of the Shawneetown and Rough Creek Fault Zones.

A Magnitude 5.2 quake took place in the Wabash zone on April 18, 2008 at 09:37 UTC, about 41 miles NNW of Evansville, near the community of Bellmont, Illinois. It was felt all across southern Illinois, southern Indiana and central Kentucky and eastern Missouri, waking people up in Chicago and St. Louis, 123 miles away; this was followed by several aftershocks and a second, magnitude 4.6 quake at 15:14 UTC. There were no injuries or serious damage reported late Friday morning, April 18, 2008. In Mt. Carmel, Illinois, 15 southeast of the epicenter, a woman was reported trapped in her home by a collapsed porch but was freed and wasn't hurt, said Mickie Smith, a police dispatcher there; the earthquake occurred on the 102nd anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The largest quake to have taken place in this Zone was a 5.4 earthquake in 1968. TheWabashValley.com is a message board about the Wabash Valley, Terre Haute and the surrounding communities

Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II

Prempeh II, was the 14th Asantehene, or king of the Ashanti, reigning from 22 June 1931 to 27 May 1970. Asantehene Prempeh II of the Ashanti was born in the capital Kumasi, he was four years old when his uncle, Prempeh I, his maternal grandmother, queen Nana Yaa Akyaa, other family members were captured and exiled to the Seychelles Islands by the British in 1896. Prempeh I returned from exile in 1924 and died in May 1931, Otumfuo Prempeh II was subsequently elected as his successor. In 1935, after strenuous efforts on his part, the colonial authorities allowed Prempeh II to assume the title of Asantehene. In 1949 Prempeh II was instrumental in founding Prempeh College, a prestigious all-boys boarding school in Kumasi, Ashanti, he gave a large tract of land for the construction of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, which in 1969 awarded him an honorary degree of Doctor of Science. In October 1969 he was elected as the first President of the National House of Chiefs, shortly thereafter was appointed to the Council of State.

Ashanti people Rulers of the Ashanti Kingdom of Ashanti Kings And Queens Of Asante

Stephen Masele

Stephen Julius Masele is a Tanzanian Diplomat, Member of Parliament, global young politician and a former Investment Banker. Masele is the current First-Vice President of the Pan-African Parliament, an organ of the African Union based in South Africa. Elected in May 2018, he oversees Administration and Human Resources of the Continental Body among others, he presides over the Pan-African Parliamentary Alliance on Food Security and Nutrition, a joint PAP-FAO project for Africa. He has been a member of the Pan-African Parliament since 2010, he is a former member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union based in Geneva and served as Deputy Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office as well as Deputy Minister of Energy and Minerals between 2012 and 2015. Masele spent a number of years working in the private sector in Tanzania including spells with Standard Chartered Bank, Stanbic Bank and Tigo Telecoms Company, he is regarded to have extensive experience in Business, Public Office, African politics, International Affairs and Corporate Affairs.

A Fellow of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for the Young African Leaders since 2014, Masele has attended several post-graduate programs at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Florida International University in USA, School of Public Management. He graduated with a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship from the Lund University School of Economics in Sweden as well as a B. A in Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania

Information-Technology Engineers Examination

The Information-Technology Engineers Examination is a group of information technology examinations administered by the Information Technology Promotion Agency, Japan. The ITEE was introduced in 1969 by Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry, it has since changed hands twice, first to the Japan Information Processing Development Corporation in 1984, to the IPA in 2004. At first there were two examination categories, one for lower-level programmers and one for upper-level programmers, over the years the number of categories increased to twelve as of 2016; the examinations are carried out during the course of one day. The morning test assesses the breadth of the candidate's subject-matter knowledge, the afternoon test assesses the candidate's ability to apply that knowledge; the examinations have a low pass rate: between 1969 and 2010 15.4 million people took them, but only 1.7 million were successful. The questions are developed by a committee of experts, are continually updated to reflect changes in the computer industry.

The examination categories are subject to change based upon industry trends. The ITEE examinations are recognized as qualifications in several Asian countries, including India, South Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Bangladesh; the Information Technology Engineers Examination was founded in 1969 as a national examination by Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry. At first, two categories of examination were offered: Class I Information Technology Engineer, aimed at upper-level programmers, Class II Information Technology Engineer, aimed at lower level programmers; these two categories were followed in 1971 by the Special Information Technology Engineer Examination. In 1984, MITI handed over the administration of the examinations to Japan Information Processing Development Corporation. JIPDEC received most of its funding from METI, while the two organizations were technically independent, they shared close ties with each other. JIPDEC founded the Japan Information Technology Engineers Examination Center to oversee the actual running of the examinations.

The 1980s saw the introduction of two new examination categories: the Information Technology Systems Audit Engineer Examination in 1986, the Online Information Technology Engineer Examination in 1988. The former was aimed at systems auditors, the latter at network engineers; the examination categories underwent a major upheaval in 1994. The Special Information Technology Engineer Examination was expanded into four separate examinations: the Applications Engineer Examination, the Systems Analyst Examination, the Project Manager Examination, the Systems Administration Engineer Examination; the Online Information Technology Engineer Examination became the Network Specialist Examination, the Information Technology Systems Auditor Examination became the Systems Auditor Examination, three new categories of examination were introduced: the Production Engineer Examination, the Database Specialist Examination, the Basic Systems Administrator Examination. These were followed by a further two new categories in 1996: the Advanced Systems Administrator Examination and the Applied Microcontroller Systems Engineer Examination.

There was another major change to the categories in 2001. The Class I Information Technology Engineer Examination became the Fundamental Information Technology Engineer Examination, the Class II Information Technology Engineer became the Applied Information Technology Engineer Examination; the Production Engineer Examination was discontinued, the Information Security Administrator Examination was introduced. In 2004, the administration of the examinations changed hands from JIPDEC to the Information-Technology Promotion Agency; this was followed in 2006 by the introduction of a new examination category, the Technical Engineer Examination.2009 saw the introduction of a new test, the IT Passport Examination, while others examination categories were consolidated. The Systems Analyst Examination and the Advanced Systems Administrator Examination were merged to form the IT Strategist Examination, the Technical Engineer Examination and the Information Security Administrator Examination were merged to form the Information Security Specialist Examination.

The examinations are all carried out with a morning test and an afternoon tests. The morning test is multiple choice, aims to test the candidate's breadth of knowledge of the material being examined; the afternoon test tests the candidate's ability to apply that knowledge and with a series of case studies and essay questions. The afternoon test aims to test the candidate's past experience. After the examinations are over, candidates are allowed to take their question papers home with them, the answers to some of the questions are made available online. Candidates who pass the examinations receive certificates from METI; these certificates show the date that they were awarded. Between 1969 and 2010, 15.4 million people took one of the ITEE examinations, only 1.7 million people passed, giving an average success rate of 11 percent. As of July 2016 there are 13 examination categories, divided into four levels. JITEC bases the scope and the difficulty of the exams on the advice of a committee of experts from the computer industry and from academia.

This committee investigates the skills used by engineers in the relevant examination category, an

Finksburg, Maryland

Finksburg is an unincorporated community in Carroll County, United States. It is the location of the National Security Agency's EKMS Central Facility. Finksburg is located at the intersection of Maryland routes 91 and 140, on the border of Carroll and Baltimore counties, it is an unincorporated area one mile northwest of the Liberty Reservoir and six miles southeast of Westminster. Finksburg is named after owner of a local tavern and toll road in the early 19th century; the Finksburg community is protected by the Community Volunteer Fire Company. The area is served by Sandymount Elementary, Shiloh Middle, Westminster High School. Gerstell Academy, an independent K-12 school is located in Finksburg. Across the street sits the 13,805 sq. ft. Finksburg Branch of the Carroll County Public Library which opened in 2009 and "was the first green building in Carroll County" Finksburg is host to the Roaring Run Community Park, a small sports complex with four baseball diamonds, as well as Sandymount Park which features walking paths, tennis courts, a basketball court, three baseball diamonds, six grass athletic fields.

The Greater Baltimore Hindu-Jain Temple and the Evergreen Memorial Gardens cemetery are located in Finksburg. Car 54, Where Are You? and Munsters actor Fred Gwynne is interred at the Sandy Mount United Methodist Church's cemetery in an unmarked grave. Finksburg was referenced in Season 5, Episode 9 of the Television Comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Yearly, the Baltimore Ravens Training camp hosts practice in several miles away. Former Ravens players Torrey Smith and Haloti Ngata lived locally; the Owings Mills station of the Baltimore Metro SubwayLink in nearby Owings Mills, Baltimore County, is a 15 minute drive by car from Finksburg and provides subway access to downtown Baltimore. 1849 – Edward Remington and the Patapsco Mining Company opened cobalt mines near Finksburg 1855 – Western Maryland Railroad reached Finksburg 1856 – A. L. Hoover was postmaster of Finksburg, earning $63.60 for the year 1858 – Cobalt mining was unprofitable and mines were closed for financial reasons 1866 – Baseball was the most popular sport, the "Star" of Finksburg was the local club 1873 – The Alpha Farmers' Club of Carroll County was established 1881 – The Finksburg Literary Society organized lecturers for Friday night meetings at the Mechanics' Hall.

Admission was 5 cents. 1888 – L. A. J. Lamotte operated a business for canning corn 1935 – Sandymount Elementary School began as a three-room stone building consolidating the smaller one room schools of Reese and Sandymount. 2002 – Independent K-12 school Gerstell Academy opensTimeline information taken from: Warner, Ralph Levering and Margaret Taylor Woltz. Carroll County Maryland: A History 1837–1976. Carroll County Bicentennial Committee, 1976. Cold Saturday was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008; the Taylor-Manning-Leppo House was listed in 2009. Finksburg Today – Finksburg, MD daily news headlines, more

Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings

Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings is a musical work of theatre, with music by composer Eric Whitacre, lyrics by Whitacre and David Noroña, book by poet Edward Esch, set in two acts. The innovative music combines styles of opera, musical theater, cinematic music, as well as electronic music techniques of trance music, ambient music, techno to portray the story of an abandoned tribe of angels in search of their wings. Although it has various non-classical influences, it is meant to be performed by singers with operatic or musical theater backgrounds; the musical begins with a prologue set years before. The angels of light leave their children behind a rock wall in preparation for the battle with the forces of darkness; the children are left without wings, which leaves them mortal, until the war has ended. The angels of light promise to bring the children home. Seventeen years the angels of light still have not returned. Logos and his henchman, two of the many angel children who were left long ago, are creating a powerful army by engaging the tribe in nightly combats.

This vigorous training is conducted because of Logos’s belief of a darkness beyond the wall. Logos’s restless lover, experiences flashbacks of the night when the parents left the children. While her visions and memories are helping her better realize the true events of that life-changing night, Exstasis believes that there is a better world outside of the prison where they reside; this captivity causes Exstasis to question if staying behind the rock and preparing for war is the best life to live. Her faith in a better world compels her to begin a journey in search for the hidden wings in order to return home. During the musical Logos and Ignis are tempted with the idea of power, while Fervio and Gravitas provide comic relief as a troublemaking loner and a thief while progressing the plot. Throughout, the largest struggle is the tribe contemplating if it is worth breaking through the rock barrier to face the unknown, good or bad; the audience and the characters are held in suspense until the end.

The tribe breaks through the wall and experiences a musical and emotional victory. The music of Paradise Lost was premiered in Berlin, Germany in the summer of 2003, a year the opera debuted at California State University, Northridge. On February 11, 2003, Paradise Lost was performed in concert at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in the Lower East Side of New York; this concert featured the Duquesne University Concert Choir as the background "Choir of Angels." This concert featured soprano Hila Plitmann as Exstasis, baritone Damon Kirsche as Logos, David Noroña as narrator. The show premiered in a concert performance at Northwestern University including students from the University’s American Music Theatre Project on February 11 and 12, 2006, conducted by Whitacre during his 12-day residency; the performances featured soprano Hila Plitmann, guest baritone Damon Kirsche, guest tenor Omar Gutierrez Crook, Northwestern University’s Contemporary Music Ensemble, student soloists. On July 28, 2007, the show had its world premiere in Pasadena, California at the Theatre at Boston Court and closed on September 2, 2007.

On June 15, 2010, Distinguished Concerts International New York presented a concert version of the show at Carnegie Hall in New York. The show featured many of the musicians from the world premiere, including soloists Hila Plitmann, Damon Kirsche, Sara Jean Ford, Doug Kreeger, Rodolfo Nieto, Marie Wallace, Daniel Tatar; the Carnegie Hall production featured a 425-voice Chorus of Angels drawn from the United States, Germany and the acclaimed Enchiriadis Chamber Choir from Ireland. The opera has many Asian influences; the prologue and all past sequences are told through anime. These sequences are projected onto the set. Other Asian influences include live taiko drumming, martial arts, a Kuroko-style ensemble. Paradise Lost received 10 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards Nominations, including Costume Design in an Intimate Theater: Soojin Lee. Martin Carrillo and Steven Young both received the Ovation award for their designs in the Intimate theater category. Additionally, Steven Young, Martin Carrillo were both awarded the 2008 Los Angeles Garland Award for Lighting Design and Sound Design Respectively.

The LA Weekly Award for lighting design was given to Steven Young for the 2007 Pasadena production. Prologue Children of Paradise “Forgotten” – Exstasis, Logos “Exstasis Drinks the Amber” – Exstasis “This is the Way” – Logos, Pura, & Company “What If” – Exstasis, Fervio, Gravitas “The Principles” – Logos, Exstasis, & Company “Eldest of All” – Logos “You Don't Know Him” – Exstasis, Fervio, Gravitas Act I Finale – Logos, Exstasis, & Company Little One Libertas Imperio Sleep my Child Close Your Eyes All Alone Little One—Reprise Forgotten—Reprise The Choice The Rage The Battle Fly to Paradise/Bliss Bows The story and music of Paradise Lost have evolved from inception to present day. February 11, 2003: Every morning, Extasis would read from the Book of Light to the other angels, retelling the story of Creation in the multi-movement piece "Genesis." A God-like char