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Corner Brook

Corner Brook is a city located on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Located on the Bay of Islands at the mouth of the Humber River, the city is the second-largest population centre in the province behind St. John's, smallest of three cities behind St. John's and Mount Pearl; as such, Corner Brook functions as a service centre for northern Newfoundland. It is located on the same latitude as Gaspé, Quebec, a city of similar size and landscape on the other side of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Corner Brook is the most northern city in Atlantic Canada, it is the administrative headquarters of the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nations band government. The Mi'kmaq name for the nearby Humber River is "Maqtukwek"; the area was surveyed by Captain James Cook in 1767. The Captain James Cook Historic Site stands on Crow Hill overlooking the city. By the middle of the 19th century the population of Corner Brook was less than 100, the inhabitants were engaged in fishing and lumber work.

The area was four distinct communities, each with unique commercial activities: Curling, with its fishery. In 1956, these four communities were amalgamated to form the present-day City of Corner Brook. Between 1948 and 1958 about 70 people from Latvia and Germany settled in Corner Brook, they came as part of Premier Joseph Smallwood's New Industries program. They worked at North Star Cement and the Atlantic Gypsum Plant. Corner Brook is home to the Corner Brook Pulp & Paper Mill, a major employer for the region; the city has the largest regional hospital in western Newfoundland. It has a wide array of shopping and retail businesses and federal and provincial government offices, it is home to Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, as well as campuses of Academy Canada and College of the North Atlantic. Corner Brook is home to the province's newest high school, Corner Brook Regional High, an amalgamation of the former Regina and Herdman Collegiate high schools. Corner Brook celebrated its Come Home Year from July 19-28, 2019.

Near Corner Brook is Marble Mountain Ski Resort, a downhill skiing resort, Blow-Me-Down trails, a cross country ski area. The Corner Brook Royals play in the West Coast Senior Hockey League and were the winners of the 1986 National Title, the Allan Cup; the Royals play their home games at the Corner Brook Civic Centre the Canada Games Centre. The arena was built in 1997 and was one of the main venues used when the city of Corner Brook hosted the 1999 Canada Games. Corner Brook was host of the Special Olympics Provincial Winter Games in February, 2011; the city twice hosted Raid the North Extreme, a televised 6-day multi-sport expedition race held in wilderness locations across Canada, was a leg of the ITU World Cup Triathlon. Corner Brook is home to Grenfell Campus, Memorial University where a strong arts community exists both within the school and well into the public; the campus houses the Grenfell Art Gallery. The Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre among other institutions thrive in promoting the arts on all levels from visual arts to theatre and well beyond.

In 2015, the City's newest theatre and gallery, the Rotary Arts Centre opened. Theatre Newfoundland Labrador is Corner Brook's professional theatre company: founded in 1979 by the late Maxim Mazumdar, it operates a year-round professional theatre company from its home base, Corner Brook. From September to May, their Sarah McDonald Youth Theatre offers classes in acting and music to youth aged 6 to 8 and produces a number of youth and community oriented productions in and around the city. From May to September it produces a professional repertory summer festival in Cow Head, Gros Morne National Park and regular national and international touring of plays like Tempting Providence by Robert Chafe, With Cruel Times in Between by Sara…h McDonald, based on the various works by Al Pittman and Our Frances by Berni Stapleton. Corner Brook is home to Gros Morne Summer Music, a classical music festival that spans July and August. For 32 years, the March Hare literary festival ran every March and celebrated poetry and written works by poets and writers from around Newfoundland and Labrador and the world.

Atlantic Canada's largest poetry festival was founded in the late 1980s by poet and playwright Al Pittman, Corner Brook author, historian Rex Brown. The last March Hare was held in 2018. Corner Brook is home to the region's only community radio station, Bay of Islands Radio; the station was only available online. However, the station received its broadcast license from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on October 6, 2016, commenced FM broadcasting on November 5, 2017; the radio station is located in the city's downtown district. The Corner Brook City Council has six city councillors, in addition to a Mayor; the highest voting winning councillor becomes Deputy Mayor. The current mayor of the city is Jim Parsons; the deputy mayor is Bill Griffin. Municipal elections in Corner Brook are held every four years, on the last Tuesday in September. In the 2017 municipal elections held on September 26, 2017. Route 1, the Trans-Canada Highway, passe

Mihir Joshi

Mihir Joshi is an Indian singer, television anchor and former All India Radio FM Rainbow radio jockey. Joshi is studied at Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering. Joshi started his career as a radio jockey with the stage-name Music-man Mihir, his first interview was with Engelbert Humperdinck. He worked Mumbai-based music store Furtados Music to help promote local bands and create a bridge between artists and instrument manufacturing companies, he worked as a freelance writer and photographer for many magazines and newspapers such as. After serving 5 years as a radio jockey on All India Radio, he moved to Radio One to host One Mumbai One Music, a show dedicated to featuring Indian musicians on radio; the talk-show format of this radio show grew into an independent show, The MJ Show. Mihir Joshi formed and fronted three English bands as the lead vocalist, The King Keys in 2006, The Works in 2007, Mihir Joshi Band in 2012, he formed his first Hindi band, Bombay Rock Project in 2011, that went on to perform and do quite well on season 3 of India's Got Talent.

He formed his new Bollywood Band in 2014. Mihir released his first album on 31 May 2014 - Mumbai Blues, produced by Ashish Manchanda, recorded at Ranjit Barot's Nirvana Studios and Ashish's Flying Carpet Productions, it was released worldwide digitally by Times physically by Flying Carpet Productions. The album was launched by Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa of the famous Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy music director trio on the Harman Live Arena stage at the Palm Expo in Mumbai. In February 2015, Mihir's label Times Music was ordered by Central Board of Film Certification to remove the word Bombay from one of his songs, Sorry. Joshi hosted two TV reality shows - ICICI Direct Aspire on Zee Business and Maruti Suzuki Colors Of Youth on MTV India. Joshi started The MJ Show as a blog in 2010, took it to a visual platform on YouTube with help from Ping Network in August 2013. Season 1 had 50 episodes and Season 2 is about to end with 25 episodes on the YouTube channel; the show is broadcast by NDTV Prime WWE Mihir is a professional emcee and has hosted events for a lot of big companies for over 11 years.

He is the official host for the world's largest sports entertainment brand - WWE in India. The Global Indian Music Academy Awards are presented annually by Global Indian Music Academy to honour and recognise Indian music. Joshi and his band, the Mihir Joshi Band won an award for their debut album Mumbai Blues. Official website Reddit AMA

Basil Mott

Sir Basil Mott, 1st Baronet FRS was one of the most notable English civil engineers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was responsible for some of the most innovative work on tunnels and bridges in the United Kingdom in the 40-year period centred on World War I. Basil Mott was born in Leicester on 16 September 1859, he was educated at the International School, Switzerland and at the Royal School of Mines where he won the Murchison medal in 1879. He was first employed as a mining engineer with the Neston Colliery Co. in Cheshire but in 1886 was invited by J H Greathead to join the staff of the City & South London Railway, for which Greathead was Engineer. His work on the C&SLR gave him a taste for underground construction works that influenced the remaining 40 years of his professional life, he did well at the C&SLR and was promoted, first to resident engineer for the extension of the C&SLR from Stockwell to Clapham to RE for the entire line. After the railway opened in 1890, he was retained as Engineer by the operating company: this gave him the opportunity to develop techniques for carrying out reconstruction works during overnight possessions of the tunnels, techniques which are still used on LU today.

Shortly after Greathead's death in October 1896, Benjamin Baker formed a partnership with Mott for the design of the Central London Railway. Their association continued with the extensions and rebuilding on the C&SLR and the widening of Blackfriars Bridge, they worked from the same offices until Baker's death in 1907. 1n 1902, Mott formed what turned out to be a lifelong partnership with another protégé of Baker's, David Hay. Subsequently, the partnership of Mott and Hay worked on extending the Central London Railway, the building of escalators in London Underground and the construction of the Tyne and Southwark Bridges, it designed the underpinning required to stabilise Clifford's Tower in York. During the first world war, Basil Mott visited France and India, advising the government on solving engineering problems, he was created a Companion of the Bath in 1918 in recognition of these services. The Mersey Tunnel, which he worked on between 1922 and 1934, is his most well-known work. From the outset, it was designed on a large scale.

Basil Mott was Engineer for the works, in association with J. A. Brodie, Engineer for the City of Liverpool, his partnership supervised the construction of the Mersey Tunnel in its entirety. In 1924, he was elected President of the Institution of Civil Engineers. In 1926 he was hired by Southampton council to investigate the various options for building a fixed crossing across the lower River Itchen. Along with proving costs for a tunnel and a high level crossing he recommended a low level opening span bridge. Basil Mott's other post-WW1 works include the extension to Morden of the Northern line, the enlargement of the original C&SLR tunnels from 10' 6" to 11' 8", the Jubilee Bridge and work on the Tees Newport Bridge. In 1930, aged 71, he gave evidence to a British government inquiry on the engineering aspects of a proposed Channel Tunnel. In the same year he was created a baronet. In May 1932 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society—a rare honour for a civil engineer, he died on 7 September 1938, in London.

The baronetcy is held by his grandson, John Mott. Mott, Hay & Anderson, Consulting Civil Engineers, Newman Neame Ltd. 1965 Mott MacDonald, The Channel Tunnel. The City and South London Railway – Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Vol 123, 1895 Mott, B. and Hay, D. Underground Railways in Great Britain, Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. 54, part F: Anderson, D. Tube Railway Tunnelling, Transactions of the Liverpool Engineering Society, vol. 45, pp. 201–228 Mersey Tunnels Joint Committee, The Story of the Mersey Tunnel named Queensway, 1934 Anderson, D. The Construction of the Mersey Tunnel, Paper 5056, Journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers 1935–36, vol. 2, pp 473–544. Correspondence about Anderson on Construction of the Mersey Tunnel, Journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers 1935–36, vol. 2, pp 649–660. Mott, Hay & Anderson, Some Recent Tunnelling in Great Britain, The Consulting Engineer, December 1949, pp. 344–351