Michigan Life Sciences Corridor

The Michigan Life Sciences Corridor (MLSC) is a $1 billion biotechnology initiative in the U.S. state of Michigan.

The MLSC invests in biotech research at four Michigan institutions: the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; Michigan State University in East Lansing; Wayne State University in Detroit; and the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation administers the program. It began in 1999 with money from the state’s settlement with the tobacco industry. When the program’s funds distributions are completed in 2019, the goal is that the investments in high tech research will have notably expanded the state’s economic base.

In 1998, the State of Michigan, along with 45 other states, reached the $8.5 billion Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, a settlement with the U.S. tobacco industry. Former Governor John Engler created the Michigan Life Sciences Corridor in 1999 when he signed Public Act 120 of 1999. The bill appropriated money from the state’s settlement with the tobacco industry to fund biotech research at four of Michigan’s largest research institutions.

Under the management of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the MLSC allocated $1 billion over the course of 20 years, including $50 million in 1999 to fund research on aging. The following year, the MLSC awarded $100 million to 63 Michigan universities. In 2002, Governor Jennifer Granholm incorporated the MLSC into the Michigan Technology Tri-Corridor, adding funding for homeland security and alternative fuel research.

In 2009, the University of Michigan added a 30-building, 174-acre (0.70 km2) North Campus Research Complex by acquiring the former Pfizer pharmaceutical corporation facility.

A BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare Venture report found that Michigan attracted $451.8 M in new biotechnology venture capital investments from 2005 to 2009.

Jess Mariano

Jess Mariano è un personaggio immaginario della serie televisiva della The CW Una mamma per amica che debuttò sul canale The WB. È interpretato da Milo Ventimiglia.

Jess è il nipote di Luke. È cresciuto con la madre, Liz Danes (Kathleen Wilhoite), la sorella di Luke. Suo padre, Jimmy Mariano (Rob Estes), se ne andò subito dopo la nascita di Jess.

Quando arriva a Stars Hollow, durante la seconda stagione dello show, per vivere con Luke, la città non lo accetta. Luke ha infatti molti problemi a controllare la vita di Jess a Stars Hollow. Nonostante la sua fama, ormai dilagante a Stars Hollow, di cattivo ragazzo, la conoscenza della cultura letteraria e pop di Jess attira molto Rory Gilmore. I due ragazzi diventano ben presto amici nonostante la disapprovazione di molti, tra i quali Lorelai, la madre di Rory. Jess decide di lasciare la città e andare a New York in seguito ad un incidente automobilistico con Rory durante il quale la ragazza si frattura un polso. Rory il giorno del diploma della madre decide di andare a salutarlo definitivamente, facendo infuriare Lorelai. Nell’ultimo episodio della seconda stagione, „Ritorno di fiamma“, Jess ritorna a sorpresa per partecipare al matrimonio di Sookie. Rory impulsivamente lo bacia e poi se ne va senza dire nulla. Jess e Rory si fidanzano ufficialmente dopo la maratona di danza a Stars Hollow durante la quale Dean rivela a Rory di essere consapevole dei sentimenti che la ragazza prova per Jess e che siccome è stanco di continuare a soffrire la lascia, Rory rimane impalata nella pista per qualche secondo e poi va nel ponte sopra il fiume dove lei e Jess hanno fatto il picnic. Tra loro non sembra andare molto bene a causa delle costanti difficoltà di comunicazione tra loro. Quando Luke scopre che Jess non può diplomarsi alla Stars Hollow High a causa delle troppe assenze, dà al ragazzo due possibilità: o ripete il suo ultimo anno o se ne deve andare. Non accettando le condizioni propostegli da Luke, Jess prende un pullman e si reca a Venice (California) per trovare il padre. Giunto a Venice, Jess chiama Rory che in quel momento si sta diplomando alla Chilton Academy. In seguito si reca a casa del padre.

Nella quarta stagione Jess torna a Stars Hollow per riprendersi l’auto che Luke gli aveva rubato qualche tempo prima. Durante questa visita, Jess incontra diverse volte Rory sebbene i due ragazzi non si parlino mai. Jess lascia la città dopo aver rivelato a Rory di amarla. Qualche mese dopo, Jess torna a Stars Hollow per il matrimonio della madre Liz. Dopo il matrimonio, Jess va a trovare Rory a Yale e le chiede di andare via con lui. La ragazza non accetta la proposta.

In seguito Jess torna a Stars Hollow per dare una copia del suo libro a Rory, che in quel momento vive dai nonni poiché ha lasciato Yale. Mentre Jess si trova dai nonni di Rory per parlare con la ragazza, conosce il ricco fidanzato della ragazza, Logan Huntzberger. Jess fa ragionare Rory riguardo alle sue attuali scelte tra le quali quella di lasciare Yale. Rory, grazie al discorso di Jess, capisce gli errori commessi. Prima di andarsene, Jess dice che quello è stato un brutto momento per vedersi e quindi tornerà un’altra volta.

Jess torna nella sesta stagione durante uno degli ultimi episodi della stagione, Una vacanza studio, durante il quale Luke e Rory lo incontrano all’apertura di un nuovo negozio di libri a Filadelfia dove Jess lavora.

Clément Desusclade

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Clément Desusclade né à Brousse dans le Puy-de-Dôme, en 1894. En 1925, il est élu au Comité central du Parti communiste (PC). Il meurt en 1943, fusillé par les Allemands. Depuis la fin des années 1920, il n’était plus membre du PC.

– 1914: classé dans le service auxiliaire, il est incorporé à la 22e section des commis et ouvriers d’administration, puis versé dans le service armé.

– 1916 : l’armée lui attribue la médaille militaire.

– 1917 : il est nommé caporal.

– 1919 : il est démobilisé.

– 1921 : la police le signale comme un militant de la 15e section de l’Association républicaine des anciens combattants(ARAC).

– 1922 : il suit les cours de l’École des propagandistes sur les instructions de la Fédération de la Seine du PC.

– 1923: il participe à la création du groupe des „Amis de Georges Bruyère“. En mai, la police relève sa présence lors de la manifestation au Mur des Fédérés.

– 1924 : lors des élections législatives, il est candidat pour le PC sur la liste Bloc ouvrier-paysan du 3e secteur de la Seine. En octobre, il est élu membre du comité fédéral de la Seine. Le mois suivant, il aurait été chargé de recueillir les adresses des Bulgares communistes résidant à Paris.

– 1925 : le congrès du PC de Clichy l’élit membre du Comité central. En avril, une perquisition est opérée à son domicile. En octobre, il refuse d’entrer au secrétariat du PC se jugeant „insuffisant“.

– 1926 : il part en Syrie, chargé d’une mission. En août, lors du comité régional de Paris, il vote contre la résolution sur la question russe. Il habite, alors, rue de Javel, à Paris.

– 1927 : il devient président de la sous-section de presse du comité régional communiste.

– 1928 : il est candidat pour le PC aux élections, à Paris. Il avait accepté, pour ces élections, la résolution de la direction régionale, sauf, notamment, la tactique électorale. En juin, le Bureau politique (BP) évoque sa démission du comité régional.

– 1936 : alors qu’il n’est plus membre du PCF, il soutient, aux élections législatives, la campagne de candidats communistes.

– 1940 : il est employé comme auxiliaire au Ministère de la production industrielle et du travail.

– 1942 : il est arrêté par les autorités allemandes.

– 1943 : il est fusillé.

Dictionnaire biographique du mouvement ouvrier français, Les Editions de l’Atelier, 1997.

Municipio de Prairie Home (condado de Cooper, Misuri)

El municipio de Prairie Home (en inglés: Prairie Home Township) es un municipio ubicado en el condado de Cooper en el estado estadounidense de Misuri. En el año 2010 tenía una población de 682 habitantes y una densidad poblacional de 8 personas por km².

El municipio de Prairie Home se encuentra ubicado en las coordenadas . Según la Oficina del Censo de los Estados Unidos, el municipio tiene una superficie total de 85.26 km², de la cual 85.21 km² corresponden a tierra firme y (0.07%) 0.06 km² es agua.

Según el censo de 2010, había 682 personas residiendo en el municipio de Prairie Home. La densidad de población era de 8 hab./km². De los 682 habitantes, el municipio de Prairie Home estaba compuesto por el 97.95% blancos, el 0.73% eran afroamericanos, el 0.15% eran amerindios, el 0.29% eran asiáticos, el 0% eran isleños del Pacífico, el 0% eran de otras razas y el 0.88% pertenecían a dos o más razas. Del total de la población el 0.29% eran hispanos o latinos de cualquier raza.

607th Air Intelligence Squadron

The 607th Air Intelligence Squadron is located at Osan Air Base, home of the 51st Fighter Wing, roughly 40 miles (64 km) south of Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea. The squadron comprises six flights of approximately 180 officer and enlisted personnel. United States military personnel serve in the Republic of Korea (ROK), shoulder to shoulder with the ROK military, in order to ensure the continuation of the country’s democratic government.

Songtan grew up around Osan Air Base and was originally just four tiny farming villages. When Osan Air Base was established in 1952, the closest town of any size was Osan-eub, from which Osan Air Base got its name. Songtan officially became a city on July 1, 1981 and has since grown to a population of 110,000. As of May 10, 1995, Songtan merged with the nearby larger city of Pyeongtaek and became part of a metropolis of 310,000 people covering an area of 87,168 acres (352.76 km2). The Songtan-Pyeongtaek area has become a major industrial site and is home to many factories. The merger has seen the development of Pyeongtaek as a major port city, with access to a West Coast highway linking Incheon to Mokpo. A deep water harbor has recently been completed at Pyeongtaek. The city is rapidly becoming a major port and industrial complex on the West Coast of South Korea. References to Songtan are being changed over to Pyeongtaek, but many people (and some official signs) still use Songtan and Songtan City, and a Songtan exit was recently added on the Seoul-Busan Expressway. For the time being, any reference to Songtan is to the area just outside the main gate of Osan Air Base.

Songtan has many shops and outdoor stands that offer goods at a much lower price than in the States. In the past you could barter and get a cheaper price on almost anything but now most store owners have a set price. Some will come down a small amount.

The squadron was first activated on 1 October 1993 as the 7th Air Intelligence Squadron and fell under the 7th Air Operations Group. On 15 December 1994, 7 AF reorganized, creating the 607th Air Intelligence Group (607 AIG). The squadron was then redesignated on that date as the 607th Air Intelligence Squadron (607 AIS) and subordinate to the 607 AIG, along with the 303d Intelligence Squadron, which is under operational control of the 607 AIG.

Today the 607 AIS, working with its republic of Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) counterpart, the 37th Tactical Intelligence Group, represent a key element in the U.S. commitment to the growth of combined USAF/ROKAF Intelligence capabilities. It is our combined responsibility to ensure our Intelligence products are timely, thorough, and accurate, for our enemy is one who takes his war fighting capabilities very seriously and is ever seeking the opportunity to put them to the test. We accept the challenge of the mission, carry it proudly into the future, and always stand ready and willing to continually meet the challenges faced by seventh air force and the air component command.

The 607 AIS provides the Combined Forces Air Component Command (CFACC)/Commander, Seventh Air Force (7AF) with the Intelligence support necessary to plan, conduct, control and coordinate air operations in accordance with the tasks assigned by the commander, Air Component Command (CACC) and the commander, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF). These activities are accomplished through the commander, 607th Air Intelligence Group (607 AIG). Specific functions include indications and warning, analysis, targeting, collection management support, exploitation, and dissemination of all-source Intelligence information in support of combat planning, combat operations, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) management, and combat readiness of 7AF and subordinate units to include theater gained assets. The 607 AIS is primarily an Aerospace Operations Center (AOC)unit. The 607 AIS provides substantive Intelligence support to 7AF, Air Component Command (ACC), United States Forces Korea (USFK) and in-country and deployed unit Intelligence staffs. Day-to-day the squadron commander organizes trains and equips his personnel to perform their roles and missions in the KOREAN AOC (KAOC). He ensures the squadron: develops and maintains the ability to immediately support theater combat operations; develops, tests, refines, documents, and exercises armistice/wartime operational procedures; establishes working relationships with members of ROK, allied and other U.S. forces which will enhance wartime effectiveness.

The 607 AIS, Intelligence Analysis Flight (INA) is the focal point for all-source Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace (IPB) and the Predictive Intelligence Analysis for the 607 AIS and the Korean Air Operations Center (KAOC). INA provides daily assessments to the commander, Seventh Air Force (7AF), his staff, Korean counterparts, and the theater-gained units. During armistice, the analysis flight is designated as INA. During wartime, the analysis flight integrates as one of the five specialty teams into the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance division (ISRD) as the Analysis, Correlation, and Fusion (ACF) Flight. The mission of INA is to provide the Air Operations Center (AOC) ISRD an accurate picture of the battlespace and deliver predictive battlespace awareness to enable air component command’s war fighting capabilities.

Provide the commander, staff and subordinate units of 7AF/acc with fused, multi-source indications & warning. Provide support for theater SRO missions, ad hoc collections and time-sensitive targeting. Build and validate ISR collection strategies and manage validated component collection plans and requirements during armistice, crisis and wartime.

Provides IMINT support to Pacific Command (PACOM), United States Forces Korea (USFK), 7AF, Air Combat Command (ACC), and subordinate units for production of special imagery requirements. During crisis/wartime, supports the IMINT collection efforts of the acc/a-2.

The Readiness Flight exists to prepare all CFACC Intelligence units to execute combat operations. Specific responsibilities include: serves as point of contact responsible for overall management and development of all 7AF and acc Intelligence exercise participation; evaluates contingency and wartime plans, polices, procedures, and personnel augmentation; Intelligence planning and participation for exercise Ulchi Focus Lens (UFL), the world’s largest command post exercise; Foal Eagle, the world’s largest air base ground defense exercise; and other exercises as required; plans Intelligence portion of time phased force deployment data document; coordinates the development and implementation of Intelligence annexes to commander, Pacific Command, PACAF, USFK/CFC, ACC and 7AF casop, oplans and operational orders; serves as the point of contact to ensure all 7AF and acc Intelligence exercise procedures are realistic, meet command objectives, unit readiness requirements, and coordinates development of scenarios and procedures which are realistic, meet command objectives, test wartime procedures and readiness, and provide a method for identifying serious war fighting procedural problems; focal point for Intelligence support to peninsula wings and units tasked to deploy to theater in response to oplan tasking; responsible for 7AF training range imagery requirements; acts as theater point of contact for unit deployment/contingency issues; reviews and coordinates on a semi-annual basis with provisional wings all co-located operating base (COB) base support plans (chapter 14, Intelligence); focal point for Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS) secure video-teleconferencing; during exercises, is responsible for the development and execution of the acc Intelligence control cells and evaluation functions.

Provide 7AF/CC and the Korean Theater Air Control System (KTACS) with all-source target Intelligence to plan, direct and control air operations with combined forces command components and allies during armistice, war or contingency.

Provide superior Intelligence systems support to ensure the combat effectiveness of the 607th Air Intelligence Squadron during armistice and wartime through timely and focused customer support of small computers, theater battle management systems, and national and theater sensor systems and through proactive advocacy and planning for Intelligence-related systems requirements. Provide effective augmentation to Intelligence and shelter management work centers as required during exercise and contingency.

Nahverkehrsknoten Puntigam

Der Nahverkehrsknoten Puntigam ist ein wichtiger Umsteigepunkt des öffentlichen Verkehrs im Grazer Stadtteil Puntigam.

Im Zuge des Ausbaues der Südbahn/Koralmbahn entstand im Süden von Graz in enger Zusammenarbeit zwischen Stadt Graz, Land Steiermark und den ÖBB dieser neue Verknüpfungspunkt zwischen den innerstädtischen und den überregionalen Verkehrsmitteln. Der Nahverkehrsknoten Puntigam soll gemeinsam mit dem Nahverkehrsknoten Don Bosco für eine wesentliche Attraktivierung des Nahverkehrs in Graz sorgen und war Grundvoraussetzung für den Steirertakt, der einen allmählichen Ausbau eines S-Bahn-Systems im Großraum Graz vorsieht. Bevorstehende Fahrverbote für Dieselkraftfahrzeuge aufgrund der zunehmenden Feinstaubbelastung unterstreichen die Notwendigkeit der Verbesserung des Angebots der öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel in Graz.

Um einen attraktiven Umsteigepunkt zu schaffen, wurde der ÖBB-Bahnhof Puntigam um ca. 450 m nach Norden verlegt und die bestehende Straßenbahnlinie 5 um rd. 350 m westlich der neuen ÖBB-Haltestelle verlängert. Es besteht die Möglichkeit, die Straßenbahn später bis zum Shopping Center West zu verlängern. Insgesamt umfasst der Nahverkehrsknoten Puntigam zwei Doppelhaltestellen für die Straßenbahn mit einer Wendeschleife, sechs Busstationen, die Bahnhaltestelle, Fahrradabstellanlagen sowie Park- und Taxistandplätze. Für die Fahrgäste ergibt sich dadurch die Möglichkeit, auf kürzestem Weg – die Fußwege sind kleiner als 100 m – von der Bahn auf die Straßenbahn oder den Bus umzusteigen, wobei die Wartebereiche und die Umsteigeverbindungen überdacht sind. Weiters ist der Nahverkehrsknoten Puntigam ideal an das Geh- und Radwegenetz angebunden. Nennenswert ist ein neuer, entlang der Bahntrasse führender Geh- und Radweg, der die Bahnunterführungen kreuzungsfrei zwischen Feldgasse und Grenzgasse überquert. Für den Verlängerungsabschnitt der Straßenbahn wurden insgesamt rd. 6.720 Personenfahrten pro Tag prognostiziert.

Dazu war es notwendig, die Triester Straße – eine der Haupteinfahrtsstraßen von Graz – im Kreuzungspunkt mit dem Schwarzen Weg und anschließend die Bahntrasse niveaufrei zu queren. Die bestehende Straßenbahntrasse wurde daher nach Osten verschwenkt und entlang der Triester Straße mit 40 ‰ Längsneigung abgesenkt. Anschließend unterquert die Straßenbahntrasse in einem Rechtsbogen die Triester Straße, verläuft dann rd. 100 m in einem Trog und unterfährt danach den derzeit in diesem Bereich noch sechsgleisigen Bahnhof an der Südbahn. Nach Fertigstellung der Koralmbahn wird die Bahn in diesem Bereich achtgleisig ausgebaut sein. Das dreifeldrige Brückentragwerk wurde bereits für diesen Endausbau hergestellt. Im nördlichen Feld ist der Personentunnel mit dem Zugang zur ÖBB-Haltestelle situiert, im mittleren Feld unterquert die Straßenbahn, im südlichen Feld der Schwarze Weg die Bahnanlage. Um die Verkehrsbehinderungen bei der Errichtung der Brückentragwerke möglichst gering zu halten, wurden die Unterführungsbauwerke in Deckelbauweise mittels Bohrpfählen hergestellt, welche in der Regel durch eine Fertigteilbetonvorsatzschale verkleidet wurden.

Als statisches System wurde für die Brückentragwerke und den Trog der Rahmen gewählt. Für die Herstellung des Unterführungsbauwerks auf der Triester Straße konnten durch entsprechende Bauprovisorien ständig vier Fahrstreifen für den Verkehr aufrechterhalten werden. Auch bei der Herstellung der Unterführung der Bahnstrecke waren ständig zwei Hauptgleise sowie der Verschubbereich in Betrieb.

Die Auswirkungen der Straßenbahn auf die Umgebung werden durch den Einbau eines entsprechenden Erschütterungsschutzes und einer Streustromisolierung möglichst klein gehalten. Auch die Lärmemissionen der Straßenbahn werden durch den Einbau von Bogenschmieranlagen in den Kurven minimiert.

Der Nahverkehrsknoten wurde in erster Linie funktionell gestaltet, wobei aber besonderes Augenmerk auf der architektonischen Gestaltung lag. Ein Membrandach dominiert das Erscheinungsbild des Nahverkehrsknotens. Als Primärkonstruktion fungieren 10 parallele Stahlbögen, die den Fahrgastinseln folgend leicht versetzt zueinander angeordnet wurden. Diese Stahlbögen bestehen aus geschweißten Y-förmigen Stützen, die sich im weiteren Verlauf zu bogenförmig gekrümmten horizontalen Fachwerken mit Unterspannungen entwickeln. Zwischen den Stahlbögen wurden Membrane aus PTFE-beschichtetem Glasfasergewebe gespannt. Im Bereich der Bögen wurden streifenförmige Glasoberlichter angeordnet. Nachts wird die weiße Membranuntersicht durch Strahler beleuchtet und erzeugt so eine freundliche Lichtstimmung, die dem Sicherheitsbedürfnis der Fahrgäste entgegenkommt. Die Versickerungsbecken und umgebenden Grünflächen wurden landschaftsplanerisch gestaltet. Durch die geometrische Modellierung der Böschungsflächen entstehen begrünte Erdpyramiden, die das Ambiente des Nahverkehrsknotens bereichern sollen. Ein Grünraumkonzept soll für angenehme Atmosphäre sorgen.

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Spagna preromana

Durante la protostoria la penisola iberica era abitata da popolazioni che ci sono note solo attraverso reperti archeologici, giacché Greci e Fenici, che sono stati coloro che ci hanno lasciato i primi documenti scritti, non hanno dato testimonianza di contatti avuti con esse.

Sulla base di un certo numero di ritrovamenti, possiamo stabilire che, in età imprecisata (forse attorno all’VIII secolo a.C.) iniziò a prendere corpo nel sud peninsulare (valle del Guadalquivir) una forma di civiltà, dalle connotazioni incerte, comunemente definita al giorno d’oggi tartessica. Tale civiltà sembra esser stata profondamente influenzata da quella fenicia; le origini del popolo che la originò permangono tuttavia oscure (sono state avanzate varie ipotesi, anche se quella relativa all’autoctonia gode attualmente di un certo credito fra gli studiosi).

I primi popoli ad occupare la penisola iberica di cui possediamo documentazione scritta sono:

Nella seconda metà del III secolo a.C. l’Iberia divenne oggetto di contesa fra le due principali potenze mediterranee, Roma e Cartagine. Va segnalato che i Punici, fin dal IV secolo a.C. o ancor prima, avevano raccolto l’eredità fenicia, sviluppando intensi traffici commerciali e reclutando mercenari fra le popolazioni iberiche. Con la sconfitta ad opera dei Romani nella prima guerra punica sentirono l’esigenza di estendere il proprio dominio diretto nel sud e nell’oriente peninsulare, per crearsi, probabilmente, una base territoriale e umana più ampia. In quegli anni fondarono Carthago Nova, nome che indicava la volontà di costruire una nuova Cartagine e di insediarsi stabilmente nella penisola in funzione anti-romana. Erano state in tal modo create le premesse per una nuova guerra che avrebbe per sempre cambiato il volto delle terra d’Iberia.

Altri progetti

Galleriano

Galleriano (Gjalarian in friulano) è una frazione del comune di Lestizza, in provincia di Udine, di circa 630 abitanti, situato nel medio Friuli a 2,5 km dal capoluogo comunale.

Il nome della località deriva dal nome proprio latino Galerius, in italiano Galerio, molto diffuso tra i romani. Si ritiene, infatti, che nei pressi del castelliere nei primi secoli dopo Cristo si sia insediata una colonia romana, da cui il nome.

La piazza centrale è la continuazione del sagrato, con la chiesa parrocchiale dedicata a San Martino e il campanile con in cima il caratteristico angelo girevole che indica la direzione del vento. All’interno l’altare marmoreo settecentesco di Francesco Fosconi (1730-1732) con statue di San Martino e San Paolo di Luca Paleari (1743) e quello di San Giuseppe, con colonne di marmo nero, opera dello scultore Francesco Zuliani (1781); alle pareti il ciclo di affreschi (Apostoli, Dottori) di Rocco Pitacco (1851) e sul soffitto (Gloria di San Martino) di Giovanni Fantoni (1927). In basso sulla parete sinistra una gigantografia raffigurante in grandezza naturale un trittico in legno scolpito, dipinto e dorato con San Giovanni Evangelista, Madonna con Bambino e San Paolo del 1520-25 circa, attribuita all’intagliatore Antonio Tironi, maestro bergamasco formatosi a Venezia e importante divulgatore nella provincia friulana dei canoni della rinascenza. Dopo il restauro del 2001 il trittico è stato collocato presso il Museo Diocesano e Gallerie del Tiepolo di Udine

Imboccando via San Giovanni si può vedere la seicentesca villa Trigatti di stile veneziano. In fondo alla via si nota la chiesa campestre di San Giovanni Evangelista, costruita nel secolo XIV e restaurata a inizio e fine del Novecento. Sul retro della chiesetta si estende un bel parco con pini, cipressi e piante autoctone, tenuto in buon ordine dai volontari della parrocchia, nel quale durante l’anno si svolgono diverse manifestazioni ricreative, culturali e religiose e che viene anche utilizzato come punto di sosta da chi viaggia sulla vicina strada provinciale „Ferrata“.

In piena campagna, fra Galleriano, Sclaunicco e Nespoledo si trova il castelliere Las Rives (secolo XIII a.C.), villaggio dell’età del bronzo, racchiuso fra aggeri disposti in forma romboidale. Recenti scavi hanno permesso di scoprire il basamento in ciottoli della più antica abitazione friulana finora conosciuta, risalente a tremila anni fa.

Il castelliere di Galleriano, cinto da un terrapieno pressappoco romboidale con i vertici orientati secondo i punti cardinali, con Sedegliano e Savalons è uno dei tre soli esempi di abitati fortificati sorti in pianura oggi riconoscibili nell’alta pianura udinese. Esso è stato oggetto delle prime indagini sul campo nel 2003, per iniziativa dell’Università di Udine; data la rilevanza del sito, le ricerche sono poi riprese nel 2007. In entrambe le occasioni i lavori si sono concentrati attorno al vertice nord della difesa a terrapieno, nel cosiddetto Campo Romano, una fascia di terreno larga 16 m e sopraelevata di circa 1 m rispetto al piano di campagna interno, che costeggia il lato nordoccidentale della cinta e che verso nord-est si prolunga all’esterno del circuito difensivo protostorico per una ventina di metri. In questa zona sono stati individuati – e se ne è iniziata l’esplorazione – i resti del crollo di un’abitazione lunga almeno 10 metri, riconducibile all’età del bronzo medio-recente, nella quale si è riscontrato l’uso di una complessa tecnica edilizia in limo crudo con paramenti murari in graticcio intonacato su file di ciottoli a spina di pesce. Un altro saggio è stato aperto nell’area antistante all’estremità nordorientale dell’aggere, nel tratto in cui il circuito della fortificazione è interrotto dal “Campo Romano”: qui si sono raccolti dati su composizione e fasi della struttura arginata e inoltre si è potuta verificare l’esistenza di un varco antico, ubicato sul vertice nord come nel castelliere di Sedegliano. Si tratta di un complesso sistema di ingresso al villaggio confrontabile con porte monumentali di altri castellieri, quale quello di Moncodogno/Monkodonja, sulla costa occidentale dell’Istria. Gli scavi a Galleriano proseguiranno per almeno un biennio allo scopo di soddisfare la duplice esigenza di completare lo scavo della struttura abitativa e di chiarire meccanismi, fasi e cronologia della porta di accesso al villaggio, che è la prima struttura del genere individuata in un castelliere dell’Italia nordorientale.

Barbados-Ralle

Die Barbados-Ralle ist eine ausgestorbene Rallenart, die auf Barbados endemisch war. Pierce Brodkorb beschrieb sie 1965 ursprünglich als Fulica podagrica. Storrs Lovejoy Olson meldete jedoch 1974 Zweifel an dieser Klassifizierung an. Die Oberarmknochen weisen zwar Ähnlichkeiten mit denen des Amerikanischen Blässhuhns (Fulica americana) auf., die meisten gefundenen Oberschenkelknochen-, Tibiotarsus- und Tarsometatarsus-Fragmente stammten jedoch von einer größeren, bisher unbestimmten Rallenart, die nicht näher mit den Blässhühnern (Fulica) verwandt war. Olson geht daher davon aus, dass es sich bei Brodkorbs Material um die Knochen von verschiedenen Rallenvögeln handelt, die in den Ablagerungen miteinander vermischt wurden. Das gefundene Knochenmaterial stammt aus den jungpleistozänen Ablagerungen im Saint Philip Parish und im Ragged Point auf Barbados.

Brodkorbs ursprüngliches Artepitheton leitet sich vom griechischen Wort „podagrikos“ (deutsch: von der Gicht betroffen) ab. Dies ist eine Anspielung auf die Größe der Beinknochenfragmente.

Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan

Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan (طحنون بن محمد آل نهيان) is the Ruler’s Representative of the Eastern Region of the United Arab Emirates. He was previously chairman of Abu Dhabi state owned oil company.

His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Area was one of the few people who had the honour of accompanying the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father and builder of the United Arab Emirates, from an early age. The late Sheikh Zayed had an enormous influence on His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun. He gained a lot of practical experience and knowledge from Sheikh Zayed as he was well informed about the conditions of the people of Al Ain and their affairs since he had been the Ruler’s Representative in the Al Ain area.

On 8 July 1972, an Emiri Decree was issued appointing H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and Arab Economy (now the Abu Dhabi Development Fund) and in 1973, the Chairman of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

In 1974, a Decree was issued appointing H.H. as the President of the Al Ain Municipality and Agriculture Department and with the formation of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi Investment Establishment, H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun was a made a member of the Board of Directors and his membership was renewed in 1980. In 1977, H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun became the Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the President of the Agriculture and Municipalities Department in Al Ain. The UAE President also appointed him as member of the Supreme Petroleum Council in 1988.

His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun is known for his closeness and direct contact with the people of the Eastern Region where most of his official work took place.

The Following is a List of the Emiri Decrees Issued Concerning His Highness:

1. Emiri Decree no. 2/1966

2. Emiri Decree no. 9/1971

3. Emiri Decree no. 26/1971

4. Emiri Decree no. 31/1972

5. Emiri Decree no. 13/1973

6. Emiri Decree no. 2/1974

7. Emiri Decree no. 6/1976

8. Emiri Decree no. 3/1977

9. Emiri Decree no. 4/1980

10. Emiri Decree no. 1/1988

His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun was among the group that Sheikh Zayed totally trusted and on 11 September 1966, one month after he became the Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s first official appointment was His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed as the Chairman of the Agriculture Department and the President of Al Ain Municipality. His Highness was also amongst those who worked with Sheikh Zayed on the great union project that succeeded on 2 December 1971 with the declaration of the State of the Union. From 1 July 1971, Sheikh Tahnoun had held the position of the Minister of Municipalities and Agriculture and he was also appointed as the Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Area on 9 August of the same year.

His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan married two times. His first wife is Shamma Al Otaiba, who comes from the prominent Al Otaiba merchant family of Abu Dhabi ; his second wife is Sheikha Shamsa bint Zayed, one of the daughters of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the historical ruler of Abu Dhabi. These two high profile weddings have put him at the heart of Abu Dhabi’s power structure. It is common in Gulf ruling families to mention only the sons of sheikhs, which are as follows (10 in total):

But Sheikh Tahnoon has also an officially unknown number of daughters, of which some have made high-profile weddings and some own a lot of property in the emirate of Abu Dhabi: