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Corus Entertainment

Corus Entertainment is a Canadian mass media and broadcasting company. Formed in 1999 as a spin-off from Shaw Communications, it is headquartered at Corus Quay in Toronto and has prominent holdings in the radio and television industries. Corus Entertainment's voting majority is held by the company's founder JR Shaw and his family, a 40% stake of Corus stock was held by Shaw Communications. Corus has a large presence in Canadian broadcasting, as owner of the national Global Television Network, 39 radio stations, a portfolio of 34 specialty television services. Corus is dominant in Canada's children's television industry through its ownership of the domestic YTV, Treehouse TV networks, the animation studio Nelvana and book publisher Kids Can Press, localized versions of the Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nickelodeon brands; the second incarnation of Shaw's media division—formed from the properties of the bankrupt Canwest Global—was subsumed by Corus on April 1, 2016, giving it control of the over-the-air Global network and 19 additional specialty channels.

In May 2019, Shaw announced that it would sell its shares in Corus for $500 million. In September 1998, JR Shaw and Shaw Media CEO John Cassaday announced plans for Shaw Communications to spin-out its media properties, including radio stations and television specialty channels, into a new company; the spin-out would leave Shaw as a "pure play" telecommunications company. The decision to spin out the properties, into what would be known as Corus Entertainment, was meant to comply with Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission recommendations at the time which discouraged vertical integration by cable companies who owned media properties. Corus would be a separate, publicly traded company, first listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in September 1999, but would still be controlled by the Shaw family. In September 1999, Corus acquired the broadcasting assets of the Power Corporation of Canada, which included four television stations and sixteen radio stations. One of these stations, CHAU-TV, was re-sold to Télé Inter-Rives.

In October 1999, it was announced that as part of the break-up of Western International Communications, Corus would acquire the company's 12 radio stations and most of its specialty channels, including stakes in Family Channel, SuperChannel and MovieMax!. In September 2000, after negotiations and rumoured offers by other studios, Corus announced that it would acquire the Toronto-based animation studio Nelvana for $540 million. Corus stated that it planned to use the purchase to help launch a preschool-oriented cable network in the United States. In March 2001, in response to complaints by the CRTC over its near-monopoly on ownership of children's specialty channels in Canada, Corus sold Family Channel to Astral Media for $126.9 million. Corus sold its stake in the Western Canadian pay-per-view service Viewers Choice to Shaw for $22.6 million, acquired the Women's Television Network from Shaw for $132.6 million. In August 2002, Corus sold CKGE-FM to Durham Radio. In May 2002, Corus announced that it had acquired a 50% stake in Locomotion, a Latin American and Spanish channel focusing of animated series targeting teens and young adults.

Hearst Corporation owned the other half. In March 2004, Corus and Astral announced that it would swap radio stations in Quebec. Corus sold its Red Deer, Alberta stations CKGY-FM and CIZZ-FM to Newcap Radio. In July 2007, Corus acquired CJZZ-FM from Canwest. In June 2008, CHRC was sold to the ownership group of the Quebec Remparts hockey team. In August 2007, Corus announced a partnership with Hearst Corporation to launch Cosmopolitan TV. In March 2008, CTVglobemedia sold Canadian Learning Television to Corus for $73 millionCorus launched a Canadian version of Nickelodeon on November 2, 2009, replacing Discovery Kids. In 2010, Corus's sister company Shaw Communications re-entered the broadcasting industry through its acquisition of the media assets of the bankrupt Canwest, which re-formed the Shaw Media division. On April 30, 2010, Corus announced that it would sell its Québec radio stations, with the exception of CKRS, to Cogeco for $80 million, pending CRTC approval. Corus cited their low profitability in comparison to their stations elsewhere as reasoning for the sale.

On June 25, it was reported that Corus had agreed to sell CKRS to Radio Saguenay, a local business group. The sale of the Corus Québec stations was approved by the CRTC on December 17, 2010, on the condition that Cogeco-owned CJEC-FM and Corus-owned CFEL-FM and CKOY-FM be sold to another party by December 2011. On January 13, 2011, competing broadcaster Astral Media announced that they would seek legal action to stop the sale of these stations to Cogeco, citing the fact that it would own more stations than Astral in the Montreal market, making the competition unfair. On November 9, 2010, Hasbro Studios signed an agreement with Corus to broadcast their productions on its networks. In March 2012, Corus and Shaw launched ABC Spark, a localized version of U. S. cable network ABC Family, with Shaw owning 49%. In July 2012, the Teletoon Canada venture sim

Frank Simpson (British Army officer)

General Sir Frank Ernest Wallace Simpson, was a senior British Army officer during the 1940s. Born on 21 March 1899, Simpson was educated at Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bedford School, Trinity Hall, at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1916. He served in the First World War in France and Belgium in 1918 and after the war went to Afghanistan and the North West Frontier of India and attended the Staff College, Camberley from 1931–32. Simpson served in the Second World War in France and Belgium with the British Expeditionary Force and was involved in the defence of Arras and the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940, he became Chief of Staff to Lieutenant General Bernard Montgomery in 1940 and Deputy Director of Military Operations at the War Office in 1942 being promoted to Director of Military Operations in 1943. After the war Simpson became Assistant Chief of the Imperial General Staff for Operations in 1945 and Vice Chief of Imperial General Staff in 1946.

In this role he fought cut-backs in the size of the army. In 1948 Simpson was appointed General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Command and in 1952 he became Commandant of the Imperial Defence College: he retired in 1954, he was made Colonel of the Royal Pioneer Corps from 1950 to 1961. In retirement Simpson became an advisor to the West Africa Committee, a body formed to promote British business interests in West Africa, he was Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea from 1961 to 1969

112th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps

The 112th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps was an armoured car regiment of the British Army's Royal Armoured Corps during World War II. 112th Regiment RAC was formed on 1 November 1941 by the conversion to the armoured car role of the 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. This was an infantry battalion raised in 1939 that had seen action at the Battle of Dunkirk as part of 139th Brigade of 46th Division, had since been serving in the lorried infantry role in the Support Group of 1st Armoured Division; the battalion had been under orders to accompany 1st Armoured to the Middle East, but these were cancelled and the men returned their tropical uniforms to store. In common with other infantry battalions transferred to the Royal Armoured Corps, 112's personnel would have continued to wear their Foresters cap badge on the black beret of the Royal Armoured Corps, the regiment continued to add the parenthesis" after the RAC title; the first commanding officer was Lieutenant Colonel Claude Lancaster, a Member of Parliament and Reserve officer who had raised 9th Foresters and commanded it at Dunkirk.

He was made an Honorary Colonel in the Royal Armoured Corps. 112 RAC was assigned to the newly formed 42nd Armoured Division as its armoured car regiment. The regiment's initial equipment was the Bison concrete armoured lorry with extemporised armour and Standard Beaverette armoured cars handed over by 42nd Division's Reconnaissance Regiment, with Daimler Dingo scout cars as armoured command vehicles.112 RAC left 42nd Division in February 1943 and became a draft-finding unit for other armoured car regiments fighting in the Normandy Campaign. One of the regiment's last duties was to carry out trials on the 95mm gun version of the Harry Hopkins light tank though no-one in the regiment had seen a 95mm gun. Despite personal appeals from the commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel A. G. Miller, DSO, to General Sir Miles Christopher Dempsey commanding the British Second Army in North-western Europe, from Colonel Lancaster to the War Office, to allow the unit to go overseas, 112 RAC ceased to exist on 14 October 1944, when it reverted to the title of 9th Foresters, placed in suspended animation.

The last entry in the War Diary notes: The history of this Regiment is a pure example of the complete inefficiency of'A' Branch at the War Office, in as much as many hundreds of officers and men have wasted valuable years of their lives training for nothing. George Forty, British Army Handbook 1939-1945, Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1998, ISBN 0-7509-1403-3. Lt-Col H. F. Joslen, Orders of Battle, United Kingdom and Colonial Formations and Units in the Second World War, 1939–1945, London: HM Stationery Office, 1960/Uckfield: Naval & Military, 2003, ISBN 1843424746

The Discovery Programme

The Discovery Programme: Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland is an all-Ireland centre for archaeology and heritage research. It was established by the Irish Government in 1991, it is a company limited by guarantee, funded through the Heritage Council. It is a charity registered under the Charities Regulatory Authority, its primary aim is to benefit the community by the advancement of culture and sciences, in particular by enhancing the understanding of Ireland’s past through archaeological and related research in the humanities and sciences and directing research programmes, promoting such research. Recent advances in information technology and remote sensing techniques have transformed the potential of The Discovery Programme to realise its mission in areas such as recording of ancient monuments and objects in 3D formats; the Discovery Programme began carrying out research in Tara in 1992 in collaboration with the Centre for Archaeological Survey at the Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway.

The research on Tara led to the publication of a guide book for a general audience, "Tara: The Guidebook". The Western Stone Forts Project was initiated to study a distinctive group of large stone forts located along the western seaboard of Ireland, including Dun Aonghusa on the Aran Islands, excavated in the period 1992 – 1995; the project led to the publication of the book Dún Aonghasa: The Guidebook. The Ogham in 3D project is a collaboration between the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, the Irish National Monuments Service and The Discovery Programme; the ultimate aim of the Ogham in 3D project is to laser-scan as many as possible of the four hundred surviving Ogham stones in Ireland and in areas such as Wales, the Isle of Man and Cornwall, Scotland. The project was launched on 9 May 2015 and has carried out fieldwork in Kerry, Roscommon, Clare and Kilkenny. Archaeology 2025 is a long-term strategy to promote Irish archaeology into the future, launched in 2016.

It is initiative of the Royal Irish Academy and the development of the strategy from 2015 to 2017 has been facilitated by the Discovery Programme. The Discovery Programme is a company limited by guarantee, its constitution was updated to comply with the Companies Act 2014 and with best practice in corporate governance. Its new constitution came into effect in January 2016; the company members are nominated to the company by nominating bodies representing archaeological and heritage bodies and higher-education institutions throughout Ireland: The Heritage Council Department of Arts, Regional and Gaeltacht Affairs National Museum of Ireland Transport Infrastructure Ireland Northern Ireland Environment Agency National Museums Northern Ireland Royal Irish Academy Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland National University of Ireland Galway Queen's University Belfast Institute of Technology, Sligo Trinity College, Dublin University College Cork University College Dublin Ulster UniversityA new directorate was appointed in January 2016.

It consists of twelve directors, six elected by the company members, four by the Heritage Council and two external directors: Dr Finbar McCormick, Queen's University Belfast Dr Colin Breen, University of Ulster Professor Howard Clarke, Royal Irish Academy Professor Elizabeth FitzPatrick, NUI Galway Dr Ruth Johnson, Dublin City Archaeologist Ms Margaret Keane, Dept of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht Ms Beatrice Kelly, Heritage Council Ms Deirdre O’Hara, National Standards Authority of Ireland Professor Tadhg O’Keeffe, University College Dublin Dr Gill Plunkett, Queen's University BelfastA major role involves providing training and support to a range of groups including: graduate researchers, secondary schools and local communities with a particular emphasis on the applied use of technology in documenting and understanding our shared cultural heritage. The core funding of The Discovery Programme is an annual grant from The Heritage Council that amounted to €750,000 in 2015, a 40% drop from its peak in 2008.

In common with all HEIs and cultural institutions, The Discovery Programme is expected to seek funding from other sources. We bridge this gap by sourcing funding for joint projects from the EU, by undertaking outsourced work and from other philanthropic sources interested in education and advanced research. Discovery Programme website 3D Icons Ireland website Ariadne Website Monastic Ireland website Monastic Wales website Ogham in 3D websiteTemplate:Sci-org Template:Ireland-org Template:Ireland-archaeology

1997 South American U-17 Championship

The 1997 South American Under-17 Football Championship was played in Paraguay from 28 February to 16 March 1997. The host of the competition were the cities of Pedro Juan Caballero and Encarnación. Sandro Hiroshi was banned for 180 days in 1999 when it was discovered that his age had been falsified in the 1997 tournament. Brazil did not face team sanctions as the federation argued that Hiroshi acted without its authorization; the 10 national teams were divided in 2 groups of 5 teams each. The top 2 teams qualified for the final round; the final round were played with the best 4 teams. Brazil and Chile qualify to FIFA U-17 World Cup, Egypt'97 South American U-17 Championship 1997 Rec. Sport. Soccer Statistics Foundation

Arie Belldegrun

Arie S. Belldegrun, FACS, is an Israeli-born American urologic oncologist and investor. Belldegrun was born in Israel, he received his medical degree from the Hadassah Medical Center at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1974, conducted his post-graduate studies at the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1979. He completed his urologic surgery residency at Harvard Medical School in 1985, his Surgical Oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in 1988, he is certified by the American Board of Urology, is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. Belldegrun is the director of the UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology, professor of urology, chief of the Division of Urologic Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine. In 1996, Belldegrun established Agensys, an early-stage held biotechnology company based in Los Angeles, focused on the development of human monoclonal antibodies to treat solid tumor cancers in a variety of cancer targets.

He served as its founding chairman of the board of directors from 1996 to 2002, as a director until December 2007, when Agensys was acquired by Astellas Pharma in a deal valued at $537 million. Belldegrun has been the founding vice chairman of the board of directors and chairman of the scientific advisory board of Cougar Biotechnology since 2003, a Los Angeles-based company with a focus in the field of oncology. In July 2009, the company was acquired by Johnson in a $970 million transaction. In April 2011, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved abiraterone acetate, Cougar's lead product, for late-stage prostate cancer. Since 2008, Belldegrun has been the chairman and partner of Two River, a New York-based venture capital firm and merchant bank focused on the life science sector, it specializes in investments in life science, in firms focused on developing preventative and therapeutic technologies for a broad spectrum of disease areas including oncology, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, companion animal health care.

Belldegrun was the founder, president and CEO of Kite Pharma which he founded in 2009. Kite Pharma is a Santa Monica-based, commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of novel cancer immunotherapy products with a primary focus on engineered autologous T cell therapy designed to restore the immune system's ability to recognize and eradicate tumors; the company went public in June 2014. On August 28, 2017, Gilead Sciences announced that it would acquire Kite Pharma for $11.9 billion in an all-cash deal, equating to $180 cash per share. The deal will add the promising CAR-T candidate to Gilead's existing portfolio; the acquisition was completed in October 2017. In October 2017, Kite Pharma's therapy, Yescarta became the first CAR-T therapy approved by the FDA for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma after two or more lines of systemic therapy. Belldegrun is the co-founder and senior managing director of Vida Ventures, a Boston-based life sciences investment firm founded in 2017 by a group of scientists, physicians and investors passionate about building and funding breakthroughs in biomedicine.

Its mission is to bring science to life and advance transformative biomedical innovations that have the potential to make a meaningful difference for patients. Vida Ventures has a bicoastal presence and as of April 2018 has $295 million in assets under management; some of the companies in its portfolio include Allogene Therapeutics, Kronos Bio, A2 Biotherapeutics, AskBio, Homology Medicines, Oyster Point Pharma, Peloton Therapeutics, Praxis Precision Medicines, Precision Medicine Group, Pionyr Immunotherapeutics and Sutro Biopharma. In August 2019, Vida Ventures closed its second fund with $600 million. Vida Ventures has $1 billion in assets under management. Belldegrun is the co-founder and executive chairman of Allogene Therapeutics, a San Francisco-based biotechnology company founded in 2017. Allogene has raised $300 in Series A fundraising, $120 million in a private financing round. On October 11, 2018, Allogene Therapeutics raised $324 million in an initial public offering on the NASDAQ, listing under the ticker "ALLO".

In July 2019, it was reported that Bellco Capital, Belldegrun's family office, has entered into a joint venture with Tishman Speyer to start Breakthrough Properties. Belldegrun's son, Dan, is the company's CEO; the company purchased its first property in Boston's Seaport District for $80 million. According to the company's website, Breakthrough Properties "is a life science real estate development company that leverages cross-sector collaboration to deliver environments that foster innovation and scientific breakthroughs." Belldegrun is married to Rebecka Belldegrun and together they have four children. They reside in an affluent neighborhood in Los Angeles. In 2014, according to the Bloomberg Pay Index, Belldegrun was ranked the 8th highest-paid executive in the United States, with a pay package valued at $95.2 million. In 2015, The Hollywood Reporter's annual Hollywood's Top Doctors list included Belldegrun as one of the highest-rated urologists. In 2019, in its annual ranking of the wealthiest people in Israel, Forbes Israel ranked Arie and Rebecka Belldegrun 42nd with a personal net worth of ₪4 billion.

They have donated over $1 million to the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences, have donated a $5 million sculpture to LACMA. Belldegrun was featured in the 2017-2019 editions of the LA500-LA's Most Influential People, compiled by the Los Angeles Business J