Mark Foy's

Mark Foy's Limited or Mark Foy's was a department store in Sydney, New South Wales, founded by Francis Foy and his brother Mark Foy. The department store was named after their father, Mark Foy and traded between 1885 and 1980. After first establishing their store on Oxford Street in 1885, the Foy brothers opened'Mark Foy's Piazza Store in 1909 on Liverpool Street; this was a three-storey store designed by architects Arthur McCredie & Arthur Anderson with a turreted mansard roof. The building was modelled on the Parisian Le Bon Marche department store, its piazza, chandeliers and sumptuous ballroom made it a Sydney institution and one of Australia's foremost fashion stores. The store had Australia's first escalator; the store stretched around a whole city block and gave rise to the colloquial saying, when referring to a person of overweening confidence, "You've got more front than Mark Foy's." The store was remodelled in 1927. The store was linked in 1926 to the newly opened Museum Railway Station by underground subway.

The company had their most profitable year in 1954/1955. With the decline of the Liverpool street area in the 1950s and 1960s, Mark Foys began to experience financial decline declaring their first financial loss in 1966/1967. A store was opened at Rockdale in 1963 in the Southside Plaza; the Rockdale store was extensively damaged by fire in 1967. Rebuilt, it became a McDowells store and was rebranded as Waltons in 1972. In 1964 Mark Foy's opened a store in the Sydney suburb of Eastwood and in 1966 at Burwood in the Burwood Westfield Shopping Town; the Eastwood Store became a McDowells store and a Waltons. Other stores were opened across Sydney's suburbs at Chatswood, Double Bay and Bankstown. In 1968 Mark Foy's was taken over by McDowells Holding Ltd. In 1972, McDowells was in turn acquired by Waltons. After Waltons was split in 1987, six stores were sold to George Bloomfield of Australian clothing manufacturer Wraggs; the stores still trading as Mark Foys, were sold again to Clothing retailer Richards in November, 1986.

In 1980, when it ceased trading after going into receivership, the City Piazza building became "Grace Bros Piazza" until 1982. The natural shift of the retailing hub further north of the CBD, around Pitt Street Mall, led to its closure; the City Piazza building is now used as a complex of state courthouses known as the Downing Centre. However, its former role is preserved in the ornate tilework on surroundings; the Mark Foy's warehouse is a heritage brownstone building located in nearby Goulburn Street, converted into residential apartments known as Sydney Mansions. An ice skating rink was installed on the fifth floor in the store as part of a Swiss alpine setting for the presentation of skating costumes and evening gowns; the miniature rink opened at lunchtime on 11 April 1950 for the fashion parade titled "Fashion Fantasy On Ice", which would have a duration of 10 days. There was the prospect of customers being able to use the miniature ice rink, it is claimed that the Foy family, Irish-born Roman Catholics, would only employ Catholics and stocked uniforms of the major Catholic schools, in an environment when government organisations had a policy to not employ Catholics, David Jones specialised in Anglican school uniforms.

Mark Foy founded the Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath near Katoomba, Australia's oldest open boat sailing club, the Sydney Flying Squadron, founded in 1891. Michael Lech. "Mark Foy's". Dictionary of Sydney. Dictionary of Sydney Trust. Retrieved 10 October 2015

Lucius Seius Tubero

Lucius Seius Tubero was a Roman senator, who flourished under the reign of Tiberius. He was suffect consul for February through July of the year 18, succeeding the emperor Tiberius, as the colleague first of Germanicus of Livineius Regulus; the family connections of Seius Tubero have posed a problem for students of ancient history. For example, he is the only consul of either the Roman Republic or Empire to use "Tubero" as a cognomen, not of the gens Aelii; the consensus is that Tubero is one of the two brothers of Sejanus alluded to by Velleius Paterculus. Borghesi first proposed, it was proposed that Seius Tubero was by birth the nephew of Strabo's wife, whom Strabo adopted. The latest theory of his fraternal relationship to Sejanus, proposed by Ronald Syme, is that Seius Tubero was the son of his wife Junia with her first husband, the jurist Quintus Aelius Tubero, whom Seius Strabo adopted following his marriage to Junia. Seius Tubero's first recorded action is in the year 16, as the commander of cavalry under Germanicus in battle against the Angrivarii.

He next appears after his consulship, in the year 24, when he and Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Augur, described by Tacitus as leading men of the state and close friends of emperor Tiberius, accused by Vibius Serenus of inciting rebellion and public unrest. Because Lentulus was so old and Tubero in poor health, both were acquitted, Serenus fled from Rome for Ravenna, only to be brought back before the Senate and punished with exile, his life after that incident is a blank. As Tacitus notes that Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Gaetulicus was "alone of all connected with Sejanus" to avoid death or exile after his fall in the year 31, it is that Seius Tubero died either before Sejanus' fall, or soon after it