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MNP LLP

MNP is one of the largest full-service chartered accountancy and business advisory firms in Canada. MNP's head office is in Calgary and has offices from Vancouver Island to Halifax. With over 4,500 staff, MNP is ranked as one of the largest professional service firms in Canada; the roots of MNP LLP date back to 1945, when Winnipeg-based Laird, Sprague & Co opened an office in Brandon, Manitoba. The Brandon office became independent in 1957 when the balance of Laird, Sprague joined Montreal's McDonald Currie & Co.. Ron Meyers acquired full ownership of the Brandon office in 1958, renamed the firm Meyers Dickens Norris Penny & Co. in 1969. In 2010, Meyers Norris Penny took over PwC's personal insolvency practice for all locations west of Atlantic Canada. In 2011, Meyers Norris Penny merged with WSBG LLP, a Montréal-based accounting and business consulting firm, establishing a presence in Quebec and entered the technology consulting business with the merger of Greenridge Business Systems Corporation, a Winnipeg-based technology firm with offices in Ontario and Alberta.

In 2012, Toronto-based public sector consulting firm PSTG was acquired. Followed by a merger with Tyce Carle-Thiesson, a Nanaimo-based chartered accounting firm. In 2013, the Wade Group, a Burlington-based professional services firm. Was acquired as well as a Thunder Bay-based accounting firm. MSCM, a Toronto-based accounting and advisory firm. Laing & Rohr, an Oshawa-based accounting and business consulting firm, and Laberge Venne & Partners, a Sudbury-based accounting firm. In 2014, MNP merged with Ottawa. In 2015: Draganjac Pressman, Etobicoke. Tiani Adams & Company Inc. Prince George, BC. and KNV Chartered Accountants LLP, Surrey, BC. In 2016: Bennett McMahon Stillar, Brockville. and Ross Pope LLP, Ontario. In 2017: WBLI LLP, Halifax, JMA Group, Ontario. In 2018: Collins Barrow KMD, London and Craig Keen Despatie Markell LLP, Ontario. In 2019: Roberts Marlowe Jackson & Jackson, Ontario. MNP is a Limited Liability Partnership, it conducts business under MNP LLP as well as a number of wholly owned subsidiaries such as MNP Corporate Finance Inc. and MNP Ltd.

In 1996, after merging with Brandon, Manitoba-based BDO and Edmonton-based Miller, McClelland Limited, Meyers Norris Penny & Co. decided to create a subsidiary to incorporate their insolvency practice. On June 6, 2011, that subsidiary became MNP Ltd; as a subsidiary of MNP LLP, MNP Ltd. offers consumer insolvency services including consumer proposals, personal bankruptcy and credit counselling as well as a range of bankruptcy alternatives like debt consolidation, orderly payment of debts, informal debt settlement, payday loans and credit extensions. Its corporate recovery and restructuring services are broadly divided into three categories: Debtor Services, Creditor Services and Other Services. MNP Ltd.’s Licensed Insolvency Trustees are licensed with the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada, a division of the Canadian Ministry of Innovation and Economic Development and participate in various committees, marking centres and education components with the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals.

Trustees have sat on exam panels and had active roles as presidents and chairs of various provincial bodies and the national body of CAIRP. MNP has been recognized by Aon Hewitt as one of Canada's 50 Best Employers every year consecutively since 2009 and its regional offices have won a number of Consumer Choice Awards in the Trustee in Bankruptcy category: Winnipeg office won three consecutive years between 2012 and 2015. Regina office won in 2016. Saskatoon office won in 2012 and 2013. In 2010 MNP joined a global alliance of independent professional services firms. Praxity is a not-for-profit entity under Belgian law with its headquarters in England. Praxity consists of 65 participating firms, with a combined staff of over 35,400 employees and annual combined revenues of US$4.4B. Throughout its history, MNP LLP has operated under a number of names: 1958–1969: Laird, Sprague & Co. 28 1969–1972: Meyers Dickens Norris Penny & Co. 1972–1997: Meyers Norris Penny & Co. 1997–2011: Meyers Norris Penny.

2011-: MNP LLP MNP offers accounting and business consulting services including assurance and accounting, corporate finance, enterprise risk, insolvency and forensic services, tax and valuation. MNP has multi-year partnership agreements with the Toronto Blue Jays, Winnipeg Jets, Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders, as well as the naming rights to the MNP Park of Carleton University in Ottawa since 2015. Accounting networks and associations Professional services networks MNP LLP Canada's Best Employers

Jüri Parik

Jüri Parik was an Estonian lawyer and politician. Born on 16 April 1889 in Uue-Võidu in Viljandi County, Parik was a member of the Estonian Provincial Assembly which governed the Autonomous Governorate of Estonia between 1917 and 1919, he joined the assembly on 26 November 1918. He served until the end of the session and was the First Assistant Secretary to the Assembly between 3 February 1919 and 23 April 1919. Parik did not participate in the independent Republic of Estonia's Asutav Kogu which followed, but he was elected to the first session of the Riigikogu as a representative of the Põllumeeste Kogu party, he served for the duration of the session, which ended in 1923. Parik died on 21 May 1929 in Tallinn

Vineland, New Jersey

Vineland is a city in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 60,724, reflecting an increase of 4,453 from the 56,271 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,491 from the 54,780 counted in the 1990 Census. Vineland and Bridgeton are the three principal New Jersey cities of the Vineland–Millville–Bridgeton Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses those three cities and all of Cumberland County for statistical purposes and had a population of 156,898 as of the 2010 Census. Vineland was formed on July 1, 1952, through the merger of Landis Township and Vineland Borough, based on the results of a referendum held on February 5, 1952. Festivities on July 1, 1952, when the merger took effect, included a parade and speeches from such notables as Senator Estes Kefauver; the name is derived from the plans of its founder to use the land to grow grapes. Charles K. Landis purchased 30,000 acres of land in 1861 and another 23,000 acres in 1874, near Millville, New Jersey, along the West Jersey railroad line with service between Camden and Cape May, to create his own alcohol-free utopian society based on agriculture and progressive thinking.

The first houses were built in 1862, train service was established to Philadelphia and New York City, with the population reaching 5,500 by 1865 and 11,000 by 1875. Established as a Temperance Town, where the sale of alcohol was prohibited, Landis required that purchasers of land in Vineland build a house on the purchased property within a year of purchase, that 2 1⁄2 acres of the heavily wooded land be cleared and farmed each year, that adequate space be placed between houses and roads to allow for planting of flowers and shade trees along the routes through town. Landis Avenue was constructed as a 100-foot wide and about 1-mile long road running east-west through the center of the community, with other, narrower roads connecting at right angles to each other. After determining that the Vineland soil was well-suited for growing grapes, Landis started advertising to attract Italian grape growers to Vineland, offering 20 acres of land that had to be cleared and used to grow grapes. Thomas Bramwell Welch founded Welch's Grape Juice, purchased the locally grown grapes to make "unfermented wine".

The fertile ground attracted the glass-making industry and was home to the Progresso soup company. Throughout the first half of the 20th century, most of the city was involved in the poultry industry, which led to the city being dubbed "The Egg Basket of America."Vineland Poultry Laboratories was started by Arthur Goldhaft. Dr. Goldhaft is credited with putting "a chicken in every pot" after developing the fowl pox chicken vaccine that saved millions of chickens from death. Dr. Goldhaft's work at Vineland Poultry Laboratories in Vineland, helped protect the world's chicken supply from the fowl pox disease. Vineland had New Jersey's first school for the intellectually disabled, the Vineland Developmental Center, which now has an east and west campus; these institutions housed mentally handicapped women in staffed cottages. Henry H. Goddard, an American psychologist, coined the term "Moron" while directing the Research Laboratory at the Training School for Backward and Feeble-minded Children in Vineland.

This facility was so sufficiently well known that one American Prison Association pamphlet in 1955 heralded Vineland as "famous for its contributions to our knowledge of the feebleminded". The city of Vineland celebrated its 150th birthday in 2011. Mayor Robert Romano ordered a custom cake from Buddy Valastro of Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken. After outcry from local business owners, the order was canceled and five Vineland bakeries were commissioned to create elaborate cakes for the event. Since the 1970s, the city has had an annual dandelion festival. Brought to the area by early Italian immigrants, the plant is grown as a crop by farms in Vineland. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 69.029 square miles, including 68.424 square miles of land and 0.605 square miles of water. Of all the municipalities in New Jersey to hold the label of City, Vineland is the largest in total area. Unincorporated communities and place names located or within the city include Clayville, Hances Bridge, Leamings Mill, North Vineland, Parvins Branch, South Vineland, Willow Grove and Pleasantville.

That last community is not to be confused with the City of Pleasantville in Atlantic County. Vineland borders the municipalities of Deerfield Township and Maurice River Township in Cumberland County; the city is 38 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. Vineland has a Ukrainian community and is home to the Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Church among several other Ukrainian churches; as of the 2010 United States Census, there were 60,724 people, 21,450 households, 15,229.500 families living in the city. The population density was 887.5 per square mile. There were 22,661 housing units at an average density of 331.2 per square mile. The

Paul Chan (artist)

Paul Chan is an American artist and publisher. His single channel videos, projections and multimedia projects are influenced by outsider artists and philosophers such as Henry Darger, Samuel Beckett, Theodor W. Adorno, Marquis de Sade. Chan's work concerns topics including geopolitics and their responding political climates, war documentation, violence and pornography, new media. Chan has exhibited his work at the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, the Serpentine Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, other institutions. Chan has engaged in a variety of publishing projects, and, in 2010, founded the art and ebook publishing company Badlands Unlimited, based in New York. Chan's essays and interviews have appeared in Artforum, Flash Art, Tate, Texte Zur Kunst and other magazines and journals. Chan was born in Hong Kong in 1973. Hong Kong's air quality had a deleterious effect on Chan's health, so in 1980, his family relocated to Sioux Falls, to Omaha, Nebraska. Chan attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1992-1996, receiving a BFA in Video/Digital Arts.

Chan served as editor of the school newspaper F for three years. Chan attended Bard's MFA program beginning in 2000 and graduating in 2002. Chan’s career as an artist can be divided into three periods: his early works, up until 2009. In 1999, Chan launched his personal website www.nationalphilistine.com. The website would become the platform from which he distributed videos, animations and other works for free. One such project was Alternumerics, a series of fonts available for use on Macs and PCs that transform what the user types into both legible and illegible blocks of text that explore both the "relationship between language and interactivity" and the "fissure between what we write and what we mean." Another was Now Let Us Praise American Leftists, a 3-minute 35 second experimental animation that sought to "eulogize and ridicule the American leftist movement of the past century. Chan completed his 18-minute animation Happiness After 35,000 Years of Civilization in 2002. In 2003, the animation became the first of Chan's works to be shown in an art gallery.

When it was shown, the animation was played in a loop and projected on a "floating screen shaped and textured like a torn scroll." The characters and events in the animation are influenced by Henry Darger's novel The Story of the Vivian Girls. Happiness received a warm critical reception. Following a 2002 trip to Iraq with the anti-war activists Voices in the Wilderness, Chan's work became concerned with war and politics. Re: The Operation is Chan's interpretation of what he imagined members of the Bush administration would look like were they fighting and being wounded in Afghanistan; the video consists of still images of Chan's drawings overlaid with text. Baghdad in no Particular Order was created with footage Chan took of Baghdad while on his trip to Iraq; the video was composed of shots of ordinary life in Baghdad. Chan's third video in the same vein was Now Promise Now Threat, a video consisting of clips of interviews of residents of Omaha, Nebraska; the interviews focused on the political climate of Nebraska, a Republican state.

Chan gathered Re: The Operation, Baghdad in no Particular Order, Now Promise Now Threat into a single collection he named The Tin Drum Trilogy. Despite major differences in the "form, philosophy" and "spirit" of the three videos, Chan put them together as a trilogy connected by what he felt was "the room temperature of the times," as was the form expressed in Gunter Grass' novel The Tin Drum. In October 2004 Chan had his solo exhibition debut at Greene Naftali Gallery, it was there that he premiered My Birds... Trash... The Future, a 17-minute two-channel animation featuring characters based on murder victims Pier Paolo Pasolini and Biggie Smalls adrift in a bleak landscape populated by a lone tree, birds from the Biblical book of Leviticus and paparazzi in yellow Hummers; the animation was projected on both sides of a fourteen-foot long screen. The audio for the animation was broadcast from the muzzle of a toy gun that required viewers to lift it to one of their ears in order to hear it; the animation was accompanied by charcoal prints of birds.

In 2005, Chan began 7 Lights a series of large-scale projected animations based on the Biblical seven days of Creation. In a formal break with his previous animations, Chan designed7 Lights to be projected on the walls and floor of its venue, instead of on a rectangular screen; the animations forgo the hard-edged color and line of the previous animated works and are instead composed of light and moving shadows in the shapes of humans and consumer goods. In 2007, Chan debuted all seven of the projections of the 7 Lights series at the Serpentine Gallery in 2007; the projections were accompanied by charcoal drawings and collages of the projections of the series re-imagined as musical scores. Chan's first trip to New Orleans was in a year after Hurricane Katrina. Having witnessed desolate neighborhoods and city residents still waiting for help, Chan was inspired to stage a production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot on the city streets themselves. While he organized the production with Creative Time and the Classical Theater of Harlem, Chan began living in New Orleans an

Todd Perry (ice hockey)

Todd Perry is a Canadian professional ice hockey player with the Reading Royals of the ECHL. Perry was born in Ontario, he spent both the 2004–05 and 2005–06 season playing for the Barrie Colts but was traded to the London Knights after spending two seasons with the Colts. Perry played with the London Knights for the 2006–07 season, recording 1 goal and 18 assists for 19 points in 67 games. After playing four professional seasons in Russia, culminating in a 9-game stint with Admiral Vladivostok in the Kontinental Hockey League, Perry returned to North America in signing a one-year ECHL contract with former club, the Reading Royals, for the 2015–16 season on October 7, 2015. Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database