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Yonkers High School

Yonkers High School is located in Yonkers, New York, United States. The school offers the International Baccalaureate program. Yonkers High School was ranked the 24th best American high school and the 4th best New York State high school in 2012 by U. S. News & World Report. Yonkers High School offers Advanced Placement courses and participates in the International Baccalaureate program. In line with the IB program, Yonkers High School aims to create a “community of caring learners” by encouraging community service activity among its students. Students at Yonkers High School can graduate with a standard diploma, Regents Diploma or Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Extracurricular opportunities for students include clubs such as Habitat for Humanity and the Bio-Diversity Club. Alumni include the actor and comic Sid Caesar and John Howard Northrop, recipient of the 1946 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Yonkers High School homepage

2014 South African platinum strike

On 15 November 2014 workers at South Africa's major platinum producers – Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum, Lonmin – went on strike demanding that wages be doubled. However, after five months of striking they settled for a more modest pay increase spread over three years, it was the longest and most expensive strike in South African history. South Africa is home to 80% of the world's known platinum reserves, produces about 70% of the world's supply. Platinum prices have been flat since 2009 or so, due to weak demand for catalytic converters, the primary use of platinum in industry. Meanwhile, other costs have risen. In 2013 half of South Africa mining shafts operated at a net loss; the market is controlled by three companies - Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum, Lonmin. Amplats is the world's largest producer of platinum. Workers are represented by either the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union or the National Union of Mineworkers. Potential layoffs are a sensitive issue in South Africa, as 25% of the country is unemployed.

On January 23, 2014, nearly 70,000 AMCU platinum workers in the Rustenburg area went on strike. The strike affected all three of South Africa's major platinum producers, with Lonmin hardest hit. 40% of the world's platinum production was shut down as a result. AMCU demanded; the platinum companies called the demand unrealistic and for most of the strike refused to go beyond a 10% wage increase. One estimate suggested platinum would have to hit $2,405 an ounce for the industry to break if the workers demands were met. By June, AMCU was arguing for steady wage increases over 4 years to meet the 12,500 rand goal by 2017 instead of immediately. In May, Ngoako Ramatlhodi was appointed as the new Minister of Mineral Resources, he appointed a task force to try to restart stalled negotiations. On June 7, Ramatlhodi said. However, he denied. I believe we've done enough work... for the parties to be able to move forward," he said. On June 12, a preliminary agreement was reached when the mining companies offered a 1,000 rand per month pay increase.

The offer was endorsed by some workers and AMCU leader Joseph Mathunjwa publicly stated a deal was imminent the following day. However, other workers raised concerns about the length of the agreement, back pay, living allowances; the union made additional demands, stalling talks. On June 18, it was revealed that AMCU was demanding a one-time 3,000 rand payment for every worker to compensate for the strike and that workers fired during the strike be rehired; the union requested the platinum companies not pursue criminal charges against workers suspected of violence during the strike. In exchange, they promised to avoid future strikes. In a joint statement, the platinum companies said the new demands would cost an additional 1 billion rand and were impossible to meet. On June 23, a deal was reached between the platinum companies. Under the three-year agreement, workers who make less than 12,500 rand will receive a 1,000-rand raise this year and in 2015. In 2016, they will receive a 950-rand raise.

After the wage increases, the minimum salary will be 8,000 rand a month. The mining companies did not agree to avoid future job cuts as they sought to operate more efficiently. After the deal was announced, there were large celebrations throughout Rustenburg. In the mining town of Marikana, people wearing AMCU T-shirts flooded the streets. Mathunjwa called the deal "a breakthrough we have managed to unshackle ourselves from this structure that came long from colonization to the national party"; the deal was signed on June 24, workers began to return to work on June 25. It was expected. AMCU said it would continue to work to increase the minimum wage to 12,500 rand by 2017. By the time a deal was reached, the strike had become the longest and most expensive in South Africa history; the strike cost the platinum industry around 1.2 million ounces of production, worth about 24 billion rand. Amplats estimated; the company spent about 2.4 billion rand on overhead on mines closed during the strike. Additional losses were expected while the companies paid full wages, but experienced less than full production while production ramped back up.

Impant executive commented "This strike has been enormously damaging. It has destroyed the relationships we have with employees, the union and government... It has resulted in us taking an untold financial impact.... It could influence the shape of the future business." Amplats said it would consider selling its AMCU mines as it moved its core business to mechanized production, such as the Mogalakwena mine. As a result of the strike, Lonmin stock fell 21% and Implats stock fell 11%. However, Amplats stock rose 9% during the strike. Stock analyst Edward Sterck of BMO Capital Markets said the market had underestimated the damage done to the industry by the strike. Global platinum prices rose 6% during the strike, but prices retreated in early-June when a deal looked imminent; the price of palladium, tied to that of platinum, rose 15%. The modest increase in the price of platinum was due to a large stockpile of global platinum reserves built up over several years of weak demand; when talks s

University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Engineering

The University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Engineering, or UST-Eng'g, is the engineering school of the University of Santo Tomas, the oldest and the largest Catholic university in Manila, Philippines. Established on May 18, 1907, the faculty is the first engineering school in the Philippines, it is proclaimed as a Center of Excellence in Chemical Engineering and as a Center of Development in Civil Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering by the Commission on Higher Education. The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Santo Tomas is the oldest engineering school in the Philippines, it was established on May 18, 1907, as School of Civil Engineering with one program offering leading to the degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering. From faculty records, it appears that it was only in 1912 when the earliest batch of students were conferred their MSCE degrees; the institution was patterned after the University of Havana in Cuba and was first set up at the second floor of the old UST building in Intramuros.

Taking into consideration the pioneering works of the teaching staff and students, the college got its first taste of prestige as the government, under President Manuel L. Quezon gave her recognition on July 12, 1921. After the formation of the Engineering's Students' Association in 1927, the first Engineering Student Council was organized the following year. Three years in 1930, the school established Architecture as its new program, with Rev. Fr. Roque Ruaño, O. P. as the new school dean. In 1931, UST Engineering included Spherical Trigonometry on its curriculum; the number of students enrolling in Civil Engineering decreased in 1934. So as to compensate this, another program was offered in Mining Engineering; this new program was placed under the Mining Department, headed by Theodore Lawson. On the same year, a famous Dominican engineering alumnus, Maurico Andres, CE, became the provincial superior and vice grand chancellor of Dominicans in the Philippines; the college introduced courses in Chemical Engineering, which were first placed under the Chemical Department of the College of Liberal Arts.

In 1938, the Department of Architecture became a separate college—School of Architecture and Fine Arts. With the addition of the other engineering disciplines, the School of Civil Engineering became the Faculty of Engineering in 1940; the Department of Mechanical Engineering was established on that year. The University held classes up to 1941 but had to close when the Japanese turned its Sampaloc campus into a military camp during World War II. Sadly, the Intramuros campus was burned down on February 8, 1944. On January 7, 1946, the University reopened at its present site in Sampaloc and the Faculty of Engineering was temporarily based in the UST Main Building. UST Engineering reopened with 300 students. Chemical Engineering accepted the first batch of women enrollees in the faculty. Electrical Engineering was offered on the same year to attract more students. In 1948, Mining Engineering was phased out due to the decreasing number of students interested in mining. Things started to look good as the Faculty was given a new separate home in February 1950.

The four-story, E-shaped building known as the Roque Ruaño Building, in honor of great civil engineer alumnus, Rev. Fr. Roque Ruaño, O. P., responsible for the construction of the UST Main Building. It included the College of Architecture and Fine Arts. On the same year, the Faculty produced the first women engineer: Purita Sarandi, Carmelita Reyes and Josefina Lamban, who graduated Magna cum Laude. From four-year course, in 1954, engineering course was extended to a five-year course to accommodate more subjects related to engineering. Electronics Engineering paved the way for a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering in 1963; the Institute of Technological Courses became part of the Faculty in 1972. Industrial Engineering is integrated with Dean Francisco G. Reyes as head. In 1979, the Engineering Sciences division that houses first and second year engineering students is formed to offer basic engineering-related subjects. In 2003, College of Architecture and College of Fine Arts and Design vacated the Roque Ruaño Building, replaced by Department of Information and Computer Studies.

Founded in 1999 as Institute of Computer Sciences under the College of Science and Computer Studies was formally integrated to the Faculty of Engineering in 2004 due to its technically oriented character. However, in 2014, the department became a separate institute—Institute of Information and Computing Sciences—yet it is still affiliated with and is under the deanship of the Faculty. Dean - Prof. Philipina A. Marcelo Regent - Rev. Fr. Roberto L. Luanzon, Jr. O. P. Assistant Dean - Assoc. Prof. Ricardo S. Balog Faculty Secretary - Asst. Prof. Evangeline E. Deleña Civil Engineering - Asst. Prof. Rodelio A. Tiburcio, CE Chemical Engineering - Engr. Jhuli C. Castro, MSc Mechanical Engineering - Asst. Prof. Nelson M. Pasamonte, PME Electrical Engineering - Engr. Raymond A. Marquez, EE Electronics Engineering - Assoc. Prof. Angelo R. dela Cruz, Ph. D. Industrial Engineering - Engr. Ildefonso Joseph Angelo O. Valte IV, MBA B. S. in Chemical Engineering The Chemical Engineering curriculum provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills needed for future leadership and global competitiveness in the practice of the Chemical Engineering profession.

The core of its program is the Design of Equipment and Processes which are useful on several industries like the Petrochemical, Biochemical, Biomedical, F

Marilar Aleixandre

María Pilar Jiménez Aleixandre is a Spanish writer and biologist. She lives in Amaía, Spain. In her own words: I use the Galician Language as a literary language because I have a forked tongue, however not all the creatures with a forked tongue are bad. I think that all stories and poems are messages written in ink, spittle or blood, that we throw into space wishing that somebody receives them; the grandparents of Marilar Aleixandre were from Andalucia and Madrid. She has lived in Ceuta and Doña Mencía, she has resided in Galicia since 1973 and has adopted the Galician language as her literary language. She is now one of the most famous Galician language writers. In her own words: I remember some things of every city: Ceuta, and I have a special relationship with a Costa da Morte. She is a lecturer of Biology at the University of Santiago de Compostela, where she has been teaching Environmental and Science Education since 1988, her first story was Un Conto Sobre Vampiros, followed by Agardando polos morcegos.

She published her first children's book A formiga coxa, A expedición do Pacífico. She was finalist of the Premio Xerais de Novela in 1992, with Tránsito dos Gramáticos. In 1996 she published the book of stories Lobos nas illas about the difficulty of family relationships, in 1988 the novel A Compañía Clandestina de Contrapublicidade, in 2001 Teoría do Caos; the majority of her works are translated to Spanish, Portuguese and Basque. She has translated the collection of poems Muller ceiba by Sandra Cisneros from English to Galician, as well as A Caza do Carbairán by Lewis Carroll and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling, she has written the screenplay of 14 episodes of Os escachapedras. She has taken part in several collective publications of poetry and in the activities of the Batallón Literario da Costa da Morte. In 1998 she won the Award Esquío with the collection of poems Catálogo de velenos. Besides this, she has contributed to the culture and literature magazines Nó, Luzes de Galicia, CLIJ, Festa da Palabra Silenciada, Dorna and El Signo del Gorrión.

She publishes academic works on teaching science. Aleixandre has been quoted as saying that: Writing allows us to invite people into the worlds that we have imagined. A formiga coxa, Edicións Xerais, 1989 O rescate do peneireiro, Edicións Xerais, 1990 Tránsito dos gramáticos, Edicións Xerais, 1993 A expedición do Pacífico, Edicións Xerais,1994 Nogard, 1994 O trasno de Alqueidón, Edicións Xerais, 1996 Lobos nas illas, Edicións Xerais, 1996 A compañía clandestina de contrapublicidade, Galaxia, 1998 Catálogo de velenos, Esquío, 1999 A banda sen futuro, Edicións Xerais, 1999 Lapadoiras, Sacaúntos e Cocón, 1999 Teoría do caos, Edicións Xerais, 2001 O Rato de Biblioteca e a Gaiteira de Marín, included in Contos para levar no peto, Edicións Xerais, 2001 Unha presa de terra, Ir Indo Edicións, 2001 Paxaros de papel, Edicións Xerais, 2001 El-Rei Artur e a abominable dama, Ir Indo Edicións, 2001 Basilisa, a princesa sapiño, 2002 O monstro da chuvia, SM, 2003 Desmentindo a primavera, Edicións Xerais, 2003 Rúa Carbón, Xerais, 2005 A vaca de Fisterra e a trabe de alcatrán, Tambre, 2005 Mudanzas, 2007 A Cabeza da Medusa, Edicións Xerais, 2008.

Traballando coas ciencias da Terra, University of Santiago, 1995 Dubidar para aprender, Edicións Xerais, 1996 Enseñar Ciencias, Graó, 2003 Premio Merlín of Children’s Books 1994 with A Expedición do Pacífico. Premio da Crítica to the literary creation in Galician Language, 1995. Premio Rañolas for the best Young/Children’s book in Galician Language 1996 with O Trasno de Alqueidón Premio Manuel Murguía of Short Story 1997 with Desaforados Muños. Premio Álvaro Cunqueiro of Narrative 1997 with A Compañía clandestina de contrapublicidade. Honour List IBBY 1997 with A caza do Carbairán of Lewis Carroll. Premio Esquío of Poetry in Galician Language 1998 with Catálogo de velenos. Premio Lazarillo 2001 with A Banda Sen Futuro Lecturas Galix 2001 with A Banda Sen Futuro Premio La Voz de Galicia 2001 with Unha Presa de Terra Premio de Poesía Caixanova in 2006 with Mudanzas. Premio Fundación Caixa Galicia of young literature in 2008 with A cabeza da medusa. Marilar Aleixandre Personal Page Marilar Aleixandre in Galician Language Biography of Marilar Aleixandre in the Galician Virtual Library

1534 papal conclave

The papal conclave of 1534 was convened after the death of Pope Clement VII, elected as his successor cardinal Alessandro Farnese, who became Pope Paul III. Although several Cardinals were considered papabili, it was thought that Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, dean of the Sacred College, has the best prospects for the election, he had official support of the king Francis I of France and of Cardinal Medici, leader of Italian party, who realized this way the will of his uncle Clement VII, but, as neutral, he was acceptable for the Imperial faction. Emperor Charles V declared this time a total disinterest in the result of the papal election, because the last two Popes, Clement VII and Adrian VI, whom he had helped to obtain the tiara, failed his hopes; the great advantage of Cardinal Dean was his advanced age and poor health. It indicated that his pontificate would be short, so those cardinals, who themselves had papal ambitions, inclined to vote for him, hoping for the next conclave in the near future.

Conclave began on October 11. Cardinal de Lorraine in the name of king of France proposed the candidature of Farnese, this initiative obtained the support of Trivulzio, leader of pro-French Italians, of Medici, leader of the Italian party; the consent of Imperialists was quickly achieved, in the evening it was clear that Alessandro Farnese would be elected unanimously. On October 13 in the morning a formal scrutiny took place, but it was a mere formality: Farnese received all votes except of his own, he accepted his election and took the name of Paul III. On November 3 he was solemnly crowned by Protodeacon Innocenzo Cibo. Pope Clement VII died on September 25, 1534. At the time of his death, there were forty six Cardinals, but only thirty five of them participated in the election of his successor: Alessandro Farnese – Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia e Velletri. S. Io. Hieros. – Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Trastevere. Marcellino e Pietro. IV Coronati. Giovanni e Paolo. S. B. – Cardinal-Priest of SS. Martino ai Monti Innocenzo Cibo – Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria in Domnica.

New View (Eleanor Friedberger album)

New View is the third studio album by American indie rock musician Eleanor Friedberger, released on January 22, 2016 on Frenchkiss Records. Regarding the album, Friedberger noted: "I hope that this album just sounds like an adult woman who’s OK, as boring as that sounds! I don’t want to sound like I’m miserable, I’m angry, I’m hurt.” New View received positive reviews upon its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 81, based on 25 reviews, indicating "generally favorable review". In a positive review for The Guardian, Tim Jonze praised Friedberger's lyrics and arrangements, writing: " offbeat delivery and lyrical quirks seem to balance nicely with this straightening out of the musical backdrop." Writing for Pitchfork, Hazel Cills praised the album, writing: "At times New View can seem like a concept record detailing Friedberger's ambivalence about her main gift: spinning fragile memories and feelings into accessible songs."

In a positive review for The A. V. Club, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky wrote: "New View's songs feel more homebody-comfortable than anything she’s recorded before. It’s keenly observed genuine, eminently listenable, though one can’t help but miss the choppy energy and anxious undercurrents of Personal Record". All tracks are written by Eleanor Friedberger