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Central Nyack, New York

Central Nyack is a hamlet in the Town of Clarkstown Rockland County, New York, United States 20 miles north of New York City located north of Blauvelt. As an unincorporated community, governmental functions default to the town level; the community is located at latitude 41.094 and longitude -73.95. The elevation is 62 feet; the neighborhood is in a mountain-view area, situated just north of Buttermilk Falls County Park and Stephen Rowe Bradley Town Park. Central Nyack grew up along the old Nyack Turnpike. Anecdotally, travelers looking to avoid the toll on this road just outside the village of Nyack developed a path into the hills just south of the toll gate; this path became Waldron Avenue, a hamlet grew up around it. Most of the community was built between the 1920s. Outlying tracts were developed in the 1970s; the first night professional baseball game in Rockland County under lights, was played on June 29, 1933 in Central Nyack. The stadium was built by Pierre Arnold Bernard. Dynamite and elephants were used to level the mountain.

The community straddles State Route 59. Transport of Rockland county buses provide service along this route to Suffern, Spring Valley and the MetroNorth commuter rail station in Tarrytown. Clarkstown MiniTrans provides circulator buses within the community; the Central Nyack bus stop coordinates with Route D and stops at the Nanuet Train Station for commuters to ride the Pascack Valley Line into Hoboken, NJ. The primary housing type is detached dwellings. One sub-division, Ward Drive, has semi-attached units. There is one garden apartment complex. Several older single-family homes have been converted to multiple dwellings. There are apartment complexes located on Pine Street and Waldron Avenue, both built in the late 1960s and early 1970s. There is highway commercial use along State Route 59. There is a small business district located at Waldron Avenue; the community center and fire station are located here. A shopping plaza was built on the wooded area north of Route 59 and east of Route 303 in the late 1980s which contains a supermarket and several restaurants.

There are no significant industrial uses in the hamlet. The area abuts Buttermilk Falls County Park to the south; this park is undeveloped, with a small parking area and three improved hiking trails. Wildlife include white-tailed deer, chipmunk and nuthatch. There are no schools located in the community; the western portion of Central Nyack is part of the Clarkstown Central School District. Students here attend West Nyack Elementary School, Felix V. Festa Middle School and Clarkstown Senior High School South; the eastern portion of Central Nyack is part of the Nyack Public Schools system. Students here attend Nyack Middle School and Nyack High School. Central Nyack is composed of Block Group 3 of Rockland County Tract 111.02. 2000 U. S. census data gives: Population: 1,845 Non-Hispanic White: 31% Non-Hispanic Black: 40% Non-Hispanic Asian: 8% Hispanic: 11% Other: 10% Housing Units: 574 Rented Units: 39% Owner-Occupied Units: 61%

Jeff Robbins

Jeff Lowe Robbins is an American musician and co-founder of the web development company Lullabot. Robbins was an employee of O'Reilly & Associates in the early 1990s and participated in the development of Global Network Navigator, the first commercial web publication, before founding the web design company Liquid Media in 1994. In 1994, Robbins and drummer Paul Buckley founded Orbit, a Boston-based power trio that released four CDs. Robbins left the technology industry when the band was signed to A&M Records to focus on touring and recording. Robbins' song "Medicine" appeared on the Billboard Modern Rock chart in 1997 and Orbit appeared on that year's Lollapalooza tour. After A&M Records was absorbed by Universal Music Group, Orbit was dropped and Robbins returned to web development. In 2001, Robbins married Jennifer Niederst Robbins; the two began building websites together launching several high-profile projects including Ringo Starr's website. Around this time Robbins began a soundtrack music company called SomeMusic, creating music for several television and radio commercials.

In 2004, Robbins began working with Drupal and became an active participant in the project's developer community. In January 2006, he and developer Matt Westgate co-founded a Drupal-focused consultancy. From 2006 to 2012, Robbins hosted The Lullabot Podcast, the first Drupal-focused podcast which introduced many new developers to the platform. Robbins has spoken at tech conferences including South By Southwest and the Web 2.0 Summit and he has keynoted at many Drupal events including BADCamp, Design For Drupal, Do It With Drupal, New England Drupal Camp. In Robbins' current role as CEO for Lullabot, he has grown the company to over 60 employees; some of Lullabot's most prominent projects include Grammy.com, MarthaStewart.com, WWE.com, The Sony Music artist platform, as well as major projects for Verizon, Turner Broadcasting, Pac-12, Intel. Lullabot runs Drupalize. Me, a video training website with beginner to advanced Drupal training. Over the years, Robbins has contributed theme music for several podcasts including FLOSS Weekly on the TWiT.tv network, The Linux Journal Insider, The Lullabot Podcast, The Drupalize.

Me Podcast, Insert Content Here, The Creative Process. Personal site Soundtrack/Music recording Lullabot web site Drupalize. Me

Oskar Mobil a.s.

Oskar Mobil a.s. was a telecommunications company in the Czech Republic between 1999 and 2005. The company changed its name to Vodafone Czech Republic a.s.. After an extended and intense tendering process, a third GSM dual-band 900/1800 MHz license was awarded to a consortium led by TIW in Prague on September 29, 1999. Five months on March 1, 2000, Oskar went live as Cesky Mobil a.s. The company was the third GSM network in the Czech Republic. Karla Stephens served as Chief Commercial Officer. In the coming years, Oskar continued to grow at pace, settling at 17% market share with 1.83M customers by 2005. Stephens was promoted to COO in 2002, her tenure as COO did not go unnoticed by the Czech telecommunications industry analysts. Oskar was the recipient of numerous awards in its six years on the Czech market, including the Rhodos Image Award - Telecom for 2003–2005, the World Communication Award and the League of American Communications Professionals' Vision Award for. Stephens herself earned a Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneurs in EMEA.

Rumors of financial trouble at TIW forced Oskar to undertake a massive corporate debt refinancing late in 2004. For Stephens and Tolstoy, the debt refinancing was a tremendous success. There was speculation as to which telecommunications giant, Orange or Vodafone, would make their move into the Czech market. Oskar was bid on by Vodafone and a deal was struck on March 15, 2005 for an estimated $860M-$1.3B, a return of over 100% for the TIW investors and a giant victory for senior management. Vodafone continues to perform well in the Czech market. In 2010, the company gained its three millionth customer and competition with T-Mobile and O2 remains as fierce as ever. Karla Stephens-Tolstoy, former Oskar CEO. CEO Andre Jerome, former Oskar Vice President Mario Mele, former Oskar Vice President Igor Prervosky, former Oskar Vice President Fran Hansen, former Oskar Vice President Ann Hofvander, former Oskar Vice President Andreas Laukemann, former Oskar Vice President Fred Hrenchuk, former Oskar Vice President

Sebastien Stella

Sebastien Stella is a French choreographer and director. He is best known for creating aerial performance routines for singer Pink and devising the circus choreography for the 2010 American romantic drama film Water for Elephants. In 2011, Stella was ranked number three out of 50 most prominent French people in the United States by America’s largest French-language magazine France-Amerique. Stella was born on October 1972 in Bourg en Bresse, France, he learned acrobatic movements. He graduated from the Club Med National Circus School in 1993. In 1997, Stella studied acting improvisation at Studio Pygmalion in Paris. In 2008, he graduated from the Stella Adler Academy of Acting in Los Angeles. In 2011, he studied improvisation with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. From 1998-2000, he trained and performed with the Yamakasi, French founders of parkour, the "free-running" urban art. In 2010 he earned a black belt in traditional taekwondo, he has learned Krav Maga, KAPAP, muay Thai.

In 1992, he served in the Brigade of Firefighters of a French Army unit. Stella achieved his initial success in 1998 as an original cast member of the international hit musical Notre-Dame de Paris, and a house troupe performer from 2002-2004 in the Cirque du Soleil production of "O" at the Bellagio resort and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2008, Stella choreographed aerial stunts for Cher at the Colosseum, presented at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, appeared as Cher's circus partner in a video he created for the production featuring her as "Laverne." In the same year he created an aerial cradle and trained actress Stacey Dash for her performance on NBC's Celebrity Circus, created most of the aerial acts for the show's first season as choreographer and performance partner. He devised and participated in aerial stunts for Pink's successful 2009 Funhouse Tour, his inventions for Pink included a special cradle act she performed on the MTV Video Music Awards show in 2009. It featured her dangling from a trapeze, singing the song Sober upside down, with Stella as her trapeze partner.

Beside choreographing animals and actors Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz in the American romantic drama film Water for Elephants directed by Francis Lawrence, Stella appeared in the film along with his wife and longtime performing partner Katia Sereno. They played members of a circus family, he did the circus choreography for the 2011 film Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer and created the carnival choreography for the 2013 film Oz the Great and Powerful directed by Sam Raimi. In 2011, he worked as an acrobatic choreographer for the Britney Spears's Femme Fatale tour and in 2013 her music video "Work Bitch". In 2012, he again collaborated with Pink as stunt choreographer for her music video "Try" performed at the MTV Video Music Awards, he was stunt coordinator for Pink at the 2012 iHeartRadio Music American Music Awards. He was an aerial performer with Katy Perry in her premiere performance of "Wide Awake" on Billboard Music Awards show in 2012. In 2014, Stella began his second season as a judge on the popular French TV talent show, The Best, Le meilleur artiste.

He has worked in TV commercials, devising stunts and physical effects for companies as TNT, Farmer's Insurance and Toyota. In 1993, he received a bronze National Defense Medal. In 2011, he was ranked number three out of 50 most prominent French people in the United States by America’s largest French-language magazine France-Amerique. Official website Sebastien Stella on IMDb

Alfred Butt

Sir Alfred Butt, 1st Baronet was a British theatre impresario, Conservative politician and racehorse owner and breeder. During a fourteen-year tenure as manager of London's Palace Theatre, beginning in 1904, Butt built a theatre empire, expanding firstly with the Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow in 1910, followed by the London Victoria Palace a year to rival that of Edward Moss and others, he became managing director of several London West End theatres beginning in 1914, including the Adelphi Theatre, the Empire Theatre, the Gaiety Theatre and the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, as well as theatres outside London. He continued as a theatre impresario until 1931. During the First World War Butt became Director of Food Rationing at the Ministry of Food, he was knighted for his services to the ministry, for his work for war charities, in 1918. He was elected as Member of Parliament for Balham and Tooting in 1922. In 1929, he was created a baronet "of Westminster in the County of London" for his services to political and public life.

He was forced to resign from the Commons in June 1936 over a financial scandal. After this, Butt concentrated on horse racing. Alfred Butt was born in London, the son of solicitor Alfred Beyfus whose forebears had migrated from Hamburg to Glasgow and London, educated at Emanuel School before entering employment in the counting-house of Harrod's department store where his uncle, Edgar Cohen, through the Beyfus family was a director, he subsequently joined the Palace Theatre, a music hall in Cambridge Circus, London controlled by the Beyfus family and associates. He became company secretary of the Palace Theatre Limited in 1898, at the young age of 19, he advanced to the position of assistant manager, when Charles Morton died in 1904, he became manager of the Palace. In 1906 he became managing director, a position he held for 14 years, he developed close links with the Orpheum Vaudeville Circuit and its associates in the United States, brought numerous American stars to London. He introduced British audiences to continental performers such as Anna Pavlova and Yvette Guilbert.

In 1910 he expanded his theatre business when he took control of Thomas Barrasford's music halls and formed a joint company, the "Variety Theatres Controlling Company Limited", with Walter de Frece. VTCC became the second largest chain of music halls in the United Kingdom, second only to Moss Empires. Among their London theatres managed by Butt were the Globe and Queen's Theatres. Outside London Butt opened two new theatres, the Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow, in 1910, designed by Sir John James Burnet and, the Theatre Mogador, Paris in 1919, designed by Bertie Crewe. Butt became managing director of three West End theatres during the war: the Adelphi Theatre, the Empire Theatre and the Gaiety Theatre, he became joint owner and managing director of London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane from 1925-31. During the First World War, he was appointed in 1917 by the new Prime Minister David Lloyd George as the Director of Food Rationing, introduced compulsory food rationing with the support of his principal civil servant William Beveridge.

He was knighted for his services to the Ministry, for his work for war charities, in 1918. Butt was a supporter of the Unionist Party. After standing unsuccessfully for the party at parliamentary elections at Walworth and Paddington North, he was elected as member of parliament for Balham and Tooting at the 1922 general election. In 1929 he was created a baronet "of Westminster in the County of London" for his services to political and public life, he held the seat at successive elections until he was forced to resign from the Commons in June 1936 over a scandal concerning a leak of budget details from which he was believed to have benefitted financially. With the end of his political career, Butt concentrated on his interest in the horse-racing industry, he purchased the Brook Stud near Newmarket. His two most successful horses were Steady Aim, winner of The Oaks, Petition, winner of the Ascot New Stakes, both in 1946, he was married twice. The first marriage in 1908 was to Georgina Mary Say, who died in 1960.

His second marriage was to Wilhelmine Wahl in 1960. He had Kenneth Dudley Butt, from his first marriage. Sir Alfred Butt died at his Newmarket home in December 1962, aged 84, he was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

Cesar Melhem

Cesar Melhem is a former State Secretary of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Workers' Union, current Member for Western Metropolitan Region in the Legislative Council, Parliament of Victoria. Born in Lebanon, Melhem migrated to Australia at the age of 23. Completing a Diploma of Electronics in 1986, he worked as a process operator before being elected as a union organiser for the Federated Ironworkers Association of Australia. In 1990 he was subsequently elected as a full-time union organiser, he remained in this role. He was elected to the role of Assistant Secretary of the AWU in 2001 after its amalgamation with the FIA. Melhem went on to be elected State Secretary in 2006 following Bill Shorten's resignation. During his time as State Secretary, Cesar led a campaign to secure the entitlements of AJAX members when the car component company was placed in the hands of administrators. More than $8 million worth of entitlements was secured for the workers. Cesar further fronted negotiations with Alcoa executives in Pittsburgh USA making the case for the Point Henry Smelter to stay open, to re-organise and provide an ongoing source of employment for the Geelong region in the face of an international review by the company that threatened to close it down.

Melhem was director of superannuation provider to building and construction workers CBUS from 2007-2013, of Chifley Financial Services from 2012–13, an organisation that provides advice, superannuation and mortgage lending services. On 6 May 2013 Melhem announced he was resigning as AWU state secretary after 7 years, to enter the Victorian Legislative Council as the member for Western Metropolitan Region, succeeding Shadow Attorney General Martin Pakula, who resigned to contest the Legislative Assembly seat of Lyndhurst. Melhem was appointed to the vacancy on 9 May 2013, he was elected as a member in November 2014. Melhem served as Government Whip of the Victorian Legislative Council in 2014-2015, he has served on the Economy and Infrastructure Legislation Committee and Economy and Infrastructure References Committee May 2013-November 2014, the Legal and Social Issues Legislation Committee and Legal and Social Issues References Committee April–May 2015, the Economic, Education and Skills Committee since April 2015, the Legal and Social Issues Committee May 2015-August 2016, the Environment and Planning Committee since August 2016,the Fire Services Bill Select Committee June–July 2017 and the Electoral Matters Committee appointed in April 2019.

Melhem is the former chair of the Victorian Government's Western Melbourne Local Automotive Transition Taskforce. He now Chairs the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee. On 1 June 2015 Cesar Melhem was accused of negotiating an addition to a enterprise bargaining agreement that would increase the unions ability to further the unions ability to negotiate better agreements in the future. In December 2015, Melhem was one of over 40 current and former trade union officials referred by the Royal Commission into trade union governance and corruption for possible prosecution. No charges were made and Melhem was found of committing no wrong doing. Melhem married his wife Jane in 1997, who together have two children; the family is settled in the western suburbs of Melbourne, where Melhem has lived since his arrival in Australia in 1988. He is a staunch supporter of the Western Bulldogs FC. Parliamentary voting record of Cesar Melhem at Victorian Parliament Tracker