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Bunning and Madden

Bunning and Madden is an Australian architecture and urban planning firm based in Canberra and Sydney. The firm was founded by Walter Bunning in 1945 in Sydney; the firm's most notable commission was the design of the National Library of Australia and the firm was most prominent between 1955 and 1970s. Walter Bunning was born on 19 May 1912 in South Brisbane. Bunning studied art at East Sydney Technical College, he attending Sydney Technical College at night and worked in the offices of Carlyle Greenwell and Stephenson & Meldrum. Bunning won the Kemp medal on qualifying in 1933 and became an associate of the college in 1936, he was awarded a Board of Architects Travelling Scholar to study urban planning aboard during 1936-39. Bunning became an associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1938 was awarded the Australian Medallion in 1939. Bunning returned to Sydney and was elected an associate of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 1940. In 1945 he was appointed town planner under a Commonwealth scheme to redevelop the munitions plant at St Marys as factories.

And elaborated his view in Homes in the Sun. According to Robin Boyd, the book established Bunning as'the best known architectural publicist in the country. Bunning's firm was founded by him on 19 May 1945 in an office on the first floor of 15 York Street, Sydney. In the first year the practice produced many houses and number of town planning schemes. Bunning invited Charles Madden to join him and the partnership of Bunning and Madden was founded on 29 May 1946. Bunning and Madden won the Australia and New Zealand-wide competition to design Anzac House, the New South Wales official memorial for returned servicemen and women in WWI and WWII. In 1953 the firm was commissioned by Grace Bros. Limited to design a large suburban store at Parramatta, it was the first store in Australia with roof-top carpark. Kevin Smith and Noel Potter were on the staff of the firm for some years and become Associates in 1955 and 1957. On 16 July 1960, Madden died and Bunning took Smith and Potter into the partnership and Arthur Robb became an Associate of the firm.

In 1961 the firm was commissioned to design the National Library of Australia by the National Capital Development Commission, Potter was the project architect on the National Library and opened Bunning and Madden’s permanent office in Civic in 1964, remained the firm's partner in charge in Canberra until retiring in 1996. The firm completed International House for the University of Sydney in 1967. Robb joined the partnership on 1 July 1969. Bunning and Madden architects work for the National Headquarters of The Institution of Engineers and Australian National University projects. Over many years the firm has carried out a large volume of work for the Department of Public Works in New South Wales and Housing Commission of New South Wales. Bunning was appointed Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1975 and a Life Fellow of the Royal Australian Planning Institute in 1976, he died of a cerebral tumour on 13 October 1977. In 2006 Potter was awarded Clem Cummings Award by the Australian Institute of Architects, in 2010 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for exceptional services to architecture.

Bunning, Walter Ralston. The Work of Bunning & Madden and Town Planners. Sydney: Bunning & Madden. ISBN 0950097705. Architecture of Australia

NYC Arts

NYC Arts, stylized as NYC-ARTS and called Sunday Arts and SundayArts Primetime, is a program dedicated to promoting cultural groups and events in the New York tri-state area produced by and aired by WNET. It is aired on its sister stations, WLIW in Long Island and NJTV in New Jersey; the show and its official blog debuted in March 2008 as SundayArts and is hosted by Paula Zahn and Philippe de Montebello with cultural news reports by Christina Ha. The show was renamed from SundayArts to NYC-Arts effective February 2, 2012; the blog moved to NYC-ARTS. Org; the final episode aired under the SundayArts Primetime banner was January 26, 2012. On its official website, NYC-ARTS "aims to increase awareness of New York City’s nonprofit cultural organizations, whose offerings benefit residents and visitors—from children to adults, teenagers to senior citizens" via its various social media platforms, television shows. First-run broadcastsThursdays at 8pm /WNET Fridays at 7pm /WLIWRebroadcastsSundays at Noon /WNET Sundays at 3pm / WLIW Sundays 8:30pm / NJTV nyc-arts.org, the program's official website

2018 in Georgia

The following lists events in 2018 in Georgia. President: Giorgi Margvelashvili, Salome Zurabishvili Prime Minister: Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Mamuka Bakhtadze Chairperson of Parliament: Irakli Kobakhidze Chairman of the Government: Zurab Pataradze; the region's legislature convenes in an emergency session and sets up a special commission which would confirm the legality of Khadjimba's move, to the ire of the opposition. 5 January – The Tbilisi City Court sentences the former President Mikheil Saakashvili to three-year imprisonment in absentia for abusing power in pardoning the former Interior Ministry officials convicted in the 2006 Sandro Girgvliani murder case. Saakashvili, the opposition United National Movement party, the incumbent President Giorgi Margvelashvili denounce the decision. 30 January – Ceiling collapse at the Tbilisi Metro station Varketili, renovated in August 2017, injures at least 14. An investigation into possible violation of safety norms is launched. 22 February – A Georgian citizen, Archil Tatunashvili, dies while in custody of the Russian-backed South Ossetian authorities in Tskhinvali, leading to an outrage in Georgia and concerns expressed by the EU mission and foreign embassies.

Despite continued requests from Tbilisi, backed by the West, de facto South Ossetian authorities continue to refuse to hand over body, citing need for post-mortem by Russian experts until 20 March, about a month after reported death. 18 March – De facto Abkhazia and South Ossetia take part in the 2018 Russian presidential election, showing record turnout in voting, with local authorities organizing vote and campaigning for Vladimir Putin. Tbilisi condemnes the polls as illegal. 19 March – Russia launches large-scale military drills including in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, involving some 8,000 troops. 21 March – The Parliament of Georgia adopts a bipartisan resolution condemning "gross human rights violations in the Russian-occupied Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region", including the deaths of two Georgians, Giga Otkhozoria and Archil Tatunashvili in the conflict zones in May 2016 and February 2018, respectively. 23 March – The Parliament of Georgia adopts with the third and final reading amendments to the new constitution, incorporating several Venice Commission-recommended changes to the original amendments.

4 April – Georgian government unveils a new peace initiative for the breakaway entities of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, consisting of new package of laws and project papers in the areas such as simplified registration, increased trade, education opportunities for people living in these regions. The proposal is rejected by the de facto authorities in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. 1 May – Georgia implements new smoking regulations, banning smoking in public places and imposing restrictions on selling and advertising of tobacco products. 11 May – Facing internal splits, the ruling Georgian Dream party elects its influential founder and the former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili to chair the party. 12–14 May – Thousands protests in front of the Parliament building in Tbilisi following heavy-handed police raids on the city's leading nightclubs, including the internationally famed Bassiani, for search of suspected drug dealers. The demonstrators, dancing to club music, denounce excessive use of force by police and the government's repressive drug police.

The rally—described in the media as the Rave Revolution—stops without achieving any tangible results after the Interior Minister Giorgi Gakharia pledges to further work on drug policy reform. 18 May – The Federal Customs Service of Russia signs a contract with the Geneva-based testing and inspection company, SGS, on carrying out cargo monitoring through three "trade corridors" between Georgia and Russia, two of which run through the breakaway entities of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the third one on the Zemo Larsi-Kazbegi border crossing point in the undisputed section of Georgia–Russia border. This comes as part of the Swiss-mediated agreement between the two neighboring countries signed on 9 November 2011. 18 May – The United States and Georgian officials inaugurate the US-sponsored Georgia Defense Readiness Program, envisaging training of nine Georgian battalions over the next three years with the stated aim to "add to Georgia's interoperability and strengthen its territorial defense capabilities."

26 May – Georgia celebrates the 100th anniversary of the declaration of independence of the First Republic of Georgia. More than 20 high level delegations arrive to attend the event, including the presidents of Poland, Latvia, Finland and the European Commission. 29 May – The Bashar al-Assad government of Syria recognizes the in

Access Media 3

Access Media 3 is an Internet and telephone provider service company based in Oak Brook, Illinois. The company specializes in providing services to multi-dwelling units such as condominiums, retirement communities and student housing. At present, AM3 serves clients in Florida, Illinois, Tennessee, North Carolina and Washington, DC. AM3 serves 50,000 revenue generating units in over 450 properties. AM3 conducts business as Upstream Network, in an effort to distance itself from the tarnished Access Media 3 branding. Access Media 3 was founded by CEO Scott Rediger in January 2007 in a merger with MDI Access. Rediger's previous experience in the telecom industry included his role as a co-founder of Ovation Communications, a competitive local exchange carrier business offering facility-based local, long distance, data services to medium and large sized businesses in the metropolitan areas of Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Detroit. After two years, Ovation Communications was sold to McLeod USA in 1999 for $402 million.

After the sale, Rediger served as a Senior Vice President of Products and Development for McLeod USA. AM3's business model targeted multi-unit residential buildings as a market for customized bundled media services; the company works directly with property owners and managers to design individualized packages of high-speed internet and television from DIRECTV™. AM3 expanded through both organic sales growth and strategic acquisitions. Following its initial merger with MDI Access, AM3 acquired: Satellite television assets of Tunnel Vision Technology, Inc. in Chicago in September 2007 inVision Networks in Burr Ridge, Illinois in May 2008 SkyPix LLC of Bloomington, Minnesota in June 2008 Avvid Technologies in Minneapolis/St. Paul in April 2010 Cipher Ltd.|Cipher Ltd.’s MDU division in Chicago in April 2010 onShore Networks LLC's|onShore Networks LLC's MDU division in Chicago in April 2010 People's Choice Cable in Boca Raton, Florida in June 2011 Limited assets of Shentel MTC in Georgia, Tennessee and Washington D.

C. in January 2012. Financial backing for acquisitions came in part from investment support by private equity concerns Meritage Funds and WP Global Partners, as well as a credit facility relationship with JP Morgan Chase and financing support from Hinsdale Bank and Trust, a Wintrust Community Bank Charter. AM3 expanded its sales staff to promote organic sales among property managers and owners; as a result, AM3s RGU base rose from 3000 in 2007 to over 50,000 in 2011. In early 2012, AM3 secured $30 Million in funding from ORIX Venture Finance and Petra Capital Partners to fuel continued growth. AM3 and its leadership have received recognition for the company's swift growth, including: Inclusion in the 2011 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing companies nationally Recognition of Scott Rediger in the Growth category of the 2011 Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards sponsored by the Daily Herald Business Ledger Receipt of the DIRECTV Highest Year-to-Year Growth Award in 2010 Appointment of Scott Rediger to DIRECTV's MDU Board of Advisers in 2010 Repeated inclusion in the DIRECTV Excel Club Award On January 5, 2014, it was published and documented by a customer, that Access Media 3 is injecting tracking javascript into all HTTP request bodies.

The tracking was achieved by means of proxy software in the software router, the rXg, produced by RG Nets. The purpose of the tracking is yet unknown, but the front page of RG Nets states: In a brochure, RG Nets state about the rXg box: the rXg is the perfect platform for clear communication, authoritative control and complete cognizance over your RGN end-user population.:Contemporary profitable IP RGNs extract revenue from the end-user community through a combination of direct and indirect mechanisms. The classic IP RGN business model that focuses on direct billing of end-users is giving way to hybrid models that employ advertising, user profiling and premium services with automated up-sell.:Inspecting, recording and understanding how end-users consume the available resources as well as how they interact with the offered service levels is a critically important aspect of operating an RGN.: Around October 2014, Access Media 3 responded to the original author that broke the story admitting to using a Man-in-the-middle attack to insert HTML code into unsecured, non-SSL websites as an "advertising tool".

Many of you have approached me about the pop up residents see. I do. Access Media 3 does not track users’ web activity, collect identifiable information, nor sell users’ personal information. Aggregate browsing information may be used to deliver an advertisement, more tailored to our users’ perceived interests; the application should have no impact on the user experience. Upon further investigation we found that the system was impacting browsing by creating a small ribbon at the top of the browser. We are working with our developers to correct the case. If you need to share this with your residents please feel free but just wanted you to have the information incase you are asked! Thank you and have a great week! Official Website Upstream Network Official Website

Russell–Brasstown Scenic Byway

The Russell–Brasstown Scenic Byway is a National Scenic Byway in the U. S. state of Georgia that includes parts of Georgia State Route 17, SR 75, SR 180, SR 75 Alternate, as well as the entire length of SR 348. Surrounded by the beauty of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, the byway winds through the valleys and mountain gaps of the southern Appalachian Mountains. From the vistas atop Brasstown Bald to the cooling mists of waterfalls, scenic wonders fill this region; the byway forms a loop starting northwest of Helen, at the junction of SR 17/SR 75 and SR 75 Alternate. From there, it follows SR 17/SR 75 north to a junction with SR 180 in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest; the byway turns west on SR 180 with an optional detour to the Brasstown Bald Visitor Center on SR 180 Spur. It follows SR 180 westward and southwestward to SR 348 in Choestoe and southeast back to SR 75 Alternate before turning northeast, back to SR 17/SR 75. Russell–Brasstown Scenic Byway is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy and mobility.

As stated above, the Russell–Brasstown Scenic Byway is composed of parts or entire lengths of numbered routes. The portion of SR 75 included in the byway was established between May and August 1932 along the same alignment as it travels today. By July 1939, this section of SR 75 was converted from "completed grading, not surfaced" to "completed semi-hard surface". By 1941, a short section northwest of the SR 75 Alternate was paved. By July of that year, the former southern segment of SR 66 was established from the current SR 17/SR 75/SR 180 intersection to the current SR 180/SR 180 Spur intersection. SR 180 was established from the latter intersection westward to an intersection with US 19/US 129/SR 11 west of Choestoe. By the end of 1946, the above-mentioned segment of SR 75 was paved. Between 1950 and 1952, SR 17 was designated along SR 75. Between 1960 and 1963, SR 66 from SR 17/SR 75 to SR 180 was paved. By 1966, the byway's entire segment of SR 180 was paved. SR 348 was established in two parts.

The southern part began at an intersection with SR 356 to the White–Union county line. The northern part existed southeast of Choestoe, intersecting with SR 348 in Choestoe; that year, both parts of SR 348 were connected, the entire byway was paved. By 1982, SR 356 was redesignated as SR 75 Alternate; that year, upon the decommissioning of SR 66, that segment of the bypass was redesignated as an eastward extension of SR 180. The Russell–Brasstown Scenic Byway was designated as a National Forest Scenic Byway on June 5, 1989, it was named a Georgia State Scenic Byway in 1992 and a National Scenic Byway on June 15, 2000. These intersections begin in the travel in a counter-clockwise direction. Georgia portal U. S. Roads portal North Georgia mountains Media related to Russell–Brasstown Scenic Byway at Wikimedia Commons USDA Forest Service Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest site

Cara Hilton

Cara Laura Hilton is a Scottish Labour Party politician, the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Dunfermline from 2013 to 2016. Hilton was the Labour candidate at the Dunfermline by-election on 20 October 2013, she won by a majority of more than 2,800 votes, overturning a previous SNP majority of 590. This was the first time that Labour had won a parliamentary seat from the SNP at a by-election. In her victory speech, Hilton praised the courage of preceding MSP Bill Walker's ex-wives. Walker's conviction for assault against his former wives had led to his resignation from parliament, causing the by-election. Alex Salmond accused her of running a dishonest campaign, including the circulation of a leaflet criticised by the SNP as "demonstrably untrue". In the Scottish Parliament election of 2016, Hilton lost her seat to the SNP's Shirley-Anne Somerville, who she had defeated at the by-election three years earlier. Along with the loss of the neighbouring Cowdenbeath constituency, this left the Labour Party without parliamentary representation in Fife for the first time since 1910.

Hilton was the Labour Party candidate for Dumfermline and West Fife in the 2017 and 2019 general elections, but both times came second behind the incumbent SNP MP Douglas Chapman. Hilton serves as vice-chair of the Scottish Labour Party. Hilton is the daughter of former Labour MSP Cathy Peattie, her husband is Simon, she has three children