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Create (TV network)

Create is an American digital broadcast television network. The network broadcasts how-to, DIY and other lifestyle-oriented instructional programming 24 hours a day. Create was first launched on WGBH-TV DTV/Comcast Cable and WLIW DTV/Cablevision digital services, WNET's sister station, in 2004. Create was launched nationally on January 9, 2006. In 2009, APT started looking for a national network underwriter, while seven stations had found local underwriters that covered their network fees. Ten stations at this time were inserting local programming. With rating data becoming available with more experience handling multicast channels and greater licensing fees, some public TV stations were changing their channel lineup; some were programming it independently. A well-known station, WETA-TV, dropped Create on its.2 channel for an independent how-to channel in January 2012. The previous lack of audience data stymied efforts to find a national underwriter. In 2012, APT started planning for more exclusive programming.

A March national pledge event, a recent new funding source for Create, with travel host Rick Steves, took in at a top 20 market about $40,000. Licensing fees were to be reinstated on July 1, 2012. American Public Television, WGBH-TV and WNET operate the network. APT handles affiliate relations, distribution and underwriting, producer and viewer relations. A joint team creates the schedule with all working together on strategic and business planning. WNET provides master control services, it is distributed through digital subchannel affiliations with public television stations that are members of or subscribe to APT Exchange, NETA and PBS Plus. Stations' licensing fees fall into one of five price tiers based on budget and station size. Shop Create webstore generates income for the network; the network's programming is scheduled in two 12-hour blocks. For example, WTTW in Chicago airs Check, Please!, a locally produced restaurant review series, while Nebraska Educational Television shows Backyard Farmer on the network.

Create's program schedule relies on the library of instructional and lifestyle programs distributed by network owner American Public Television, PBS Plus and the National Educational Telecommunications Association. Programmed series are arts and crafts, gardening, home improvement and other lifestyle programs; the series' acquisition cost is covered by the stations' subscriptions. Create airs cooking programs, which make up much of the network's morning and overnight schedules, it carries various home improvement and arts and crafts programs, along with select travel-oriented series

Schloss Erlangen

The Schloss Erlangen is a residence in Erlangen, built between 1700 and 1704 by George William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth. Work was led by Antonio della Porta and after his death in 1702 by Gottfried von Gedeler, it was the first baroque building built from scratch in Franconia. Christian Ernst moved his third wife Margravine Elisabeth Sophie of Brandenburg into the Schloss in 1703 when it was still incomplete, giving it its initial name, the Elisabethenburg. Behind it was a 280 metre wide and 550 metre long garden with an orangery, the Konkordienkirche, the Hugenottenbrunnen fountain, an equestrian statue and a now-lost Sylvan theater. After a short time as a princely residence, the castle served as a widow's residence until the early 19th century, it suffered several fires in the 18th century and on 14 January 1814 a final serious fire broke out in a roof space filled with rubbish - it could not be extinguished since the temperature was -25 ° C and the water froze in the hoses and once the water had been heated the syringes could not pump it high enough.

The castle was destroyed and only its furniture was saved. It was only rebuilt between 1821 and 1825, to plans by the university architect Friedrich Wilhelm Örtel with much flatter rooves than the original structure, used to house the library of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, it was used as a reserve hospital during the First and Second World Wars and after 1945 it has only been used by the university. List of Baroque residences Christoph Friederich, Bertold Freiherr von Haller, Andreas Jakob: Erlanger Stadtlexikon. W. Tümmels Verlag, Nürnberg 2002, ISBN 3-921590-89-2

Bobbie Kilberg

Bobbie Kilberg is a Republican operative who has worked for Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush. Kilberg is the President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and has been since 1998, she was an attorney with the Washington law firm of Arnold & Porter from 1971 to 1973. Her White House experiences include serving on the staff of President Richard Nixon's Domestic Policy Council, serving under President Gerald Ford as Associate Counsel and serving for President George H. W. Bush as Deputy Assistant to the President for Public Liaison and as Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. Bobbie Kilberg is President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, a position she has held since September 1998; as a White House Fellow, she served on the staff of President Nixon's Domestic Policy Council. From 1971 to 1973, she was an attorney with the Washington law firm of Arnold & Porter Vice President for Academic Affairs at Mount Vernon College.

In 1971, Kilberg was elected to the Common Cause National Governing Board. In 1975 she return to the White House as Associate Counsel to the President under Gerald Ford. Kilberg directed a project on the future of private philanthropy at the Aspen Institute beginning in 1978 she moved to the Roosevelt Center for American Policy Studies in 1982 as Vice President and General Counsel, she held two consecutive positions for President George H. W. Bush, as Deputy Assistant to the President for Public Liaison and as Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. In December 2001, she was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology during his term in office. In Virginia, Bobbie Kilberg has served on the Speaker's Citizens Advisory Committee on Legislative Compensation, on the Joint Judicial Advisory Committee for the merit selection of judges, on the Attorney General's Task Forces on Identity Theft, Regulatory Reform and Economic Development, Youth Internet Safety, on the Governor's Northern Virginia BRAC Working Group.

In November 2009, Governor Bob McDonnell named her as one of the five Co-Chairs of his Transition Team. In May 2010, she was named to the Governor's Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring and, in August 2010, she was named to the Governor's Commission on Military and National Security Facilities. Kilberg has sought elected political office twice in Virginia, in 1987 as the Republican candidate for the State Senate and in 1993 as a candidate for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor, a race she lost because she wasn't conservative enough. Kilberg resides in McLean, VA with her husband, Bill, a senior partner and member of the executive committee of the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, they have ten grandchildren. Appearances on C-SPAN

Bentley, West Midlands

Bentley is an area in the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall located around Junction 10 of the M6 Motorway. It is a rural village of houses towards its eastern sides, it shares borders with the areas of Willenhall, Ashmore Park, Pleck and Alumwell. Bentley is noted for its involvement in the English civil war, when in 1651 King Charles II took shelter with the Lane Family in Bentley Hall while attempting to escape to exile. Jane Lane famously helped the King escape by disguising him as a servant. Bentley Cairn marks the location of Bentley Hall upon the hill; the Cairn has undergone improvements, carried out by the Bentley Cairn Restoration Group. In addition to these improvements, the remains of another manor house near the Cairn were discovered during May 2006, an archaeological survey will take place by the Bentley Cairn Restoration Group, funded by the Darlaston Local Neighbourhood Partnership, in order to confirm and restore the remains of the house. Bentley was developed between the late 1940s and early 1960s, where new local authority housing was built as part of the post Second World War housing construction boom, when it came within the borders of Darlaston Urban District Council.

Most of the roads on the estate took their name from Second World War heroes or from members of the British Royal Family. Further development took place from the late 1970s to the early 1980s with construction of the Old Hall estate, a development of several hundred local authority houses and apartments. Bentley is locally well known for its points of interest, they include Bentley Cairn, Emmanuel Church, the ABC park, the lake and the dis-used railway line which runs through Bentley from Walsall and into Willenhall. More Bentley has become well known because of its proximity to the M6 motorway, a multi-screen cinema, a variety of restaurants. Several bus routes serve Bentley, linking it to Bilston, New Invention, Walsall and Wolverhampton; these services are all operated by National Express West Midlands, Thandi Executive and Let's Go!. There was a proposed expansion on Midland Metro linking Walsall, Bentley, Wednesfield, New Cross Hospital and Wolverhampton; this has since been ruled out due to "lack of local support" for the move and have shifted focus to reopening train stations in Willenhall and DarlastonThere was a station around half a mile east of Bentley near Bloxwich Lane which served Bentley until its closure in 1898 although the line from Walsall to Wolverhampton continued to be used by freight and goods traffic until 1960s when the section from North Walsall to Willenhall was closed.

The station is now under the M6 Motorway near Junction 10. Although inaccessible. One can make out where the embankment was should they try to pinpoint the location near Bloxwich Lane and the motorway. Bentley has one Secondary School and several primary schools; these are: County Bridge Primary Bentley West Primary King Charles Primary Lodge Farm Primary Willenhall School Sports College Additionally, Jane Lane Special School is located in Bentley. Chalmers, Aubrey. "Buried under the patio." Daily Mail. January 13. Gardiner, S. R.. History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1656. London: Longmans

Museum of Computing

The Museum of Computing in Swindon, England is dedicated to preserving and displaying examples of early computers. It was the first United Kingdom museum dedicated to the history of computing and opened in February 2003, it aims to preserve the history of computing, to be used as a valuable educational resource and as an information repository for historians and the media, to illustrate this history in an entertaining way. The Museum includes working interactive activities; the exhibitions have included the Pong to PlayStation exhibition. More than thirty computers were lent to Gordon Laing, a former editor of Personal Computer World magazine, in connection with the writing of his 2004 book Digital Retro; the exhibition "Calculators from the Abacus to the Microchip", was launched by Sir Clive Sinclair in March 2006. In April 2007, the Museum was honoured by a visit from HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, patron of the British Computer Society; the Museum moved to 6–7 Theatre Square in July 2009, between the library and the theatre.

In May 2010, the Museum celebrated the 30th anniversary of the video game Pac-Man with a real life Pac-Man game and special exhibition at the museum all day. March 2011,'Gaming on the Go' exhibition, 35 years of the handheld games console; the Museum of Computing is a not-for-profit organisation, run by a team of dedicated volunteers. The Museum is sponsored by the following organisations Intel Clarke Holt Commercial Solicitors PC Teach AlphaGalileo Silent-G Design Dennis's removals and storage The Museum is supported by the following organistaions BCS Wiltshire Branch Museum of Computing website

Midland-Odessa Sockers FC

Midland-Odessa Sockers FC is an American soccer team based in Midland, United States. Founded in 2008, the team plays in the National Premier Soccer League, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Lone Star Conference of the South Region; the team has played its home games at the Grande Communications Stadium since 2009. The team's colors are white and navy blue. Two of the team's co-owners, Miles Prentice and Bob Richmond, are the owners of the Midland RockHounds Double-A Minor League Baseball team, they have won three titles. The team joined the USL as an expansion team in 2009, opened its inaugural season Friday, April 10, 2009 with a 1–0 win over the Arizona Sahuaros in an exhibition match at Grande Stadium; the Sockers played their first official game on a 2 -- 0 loss to the El Paso Patriots. Known as the West Texas Sockers, they were renamed the Odessa/Midland Sockers on February 20, 2013; the club was again renamed, this time to "Midland-Odessa FC", upon their entry into NPSL on December 13, 2016.

The team adopted Midland-Odessa Sockers FC as its branding for the 2018 NPSL season. This list of notable former players comprises players who went on to play professional soccer after playing for the team in the Premier Development League, or those who played professionally before joining the team. Ben Everson Alonso Jiménez James Stevens Andrew Fox Walker Hume Tucker Hume Jesus Enriquez Warren Cottle Matt Barnes Luis Rincon Johnny Clifford Dave Jacobs Grande Communications Stadium. 2009: 2,782 2010: 2,501 Official Site Official PDL site