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Decades (TV network)

Decades is an American digital broadcast television network, owned as a joint venture between the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of ViacomCBS and Weigel Broadcasting. The network, carried on the digital subchannels of television stations and on Cable TV through their cable providers airs classic television sitcoms and drama series from the 1950s through the 2000s, feature films from the same period, along with historical news and documentary programming. Through its ownership by Weigel, Decades is a sister network to MeTV, which focuses on classic television series from the 1950s to the 1990s and carries some programming from Decades corporate cousin CBS Television Distribution; as the network has access to theatrical films and television series remastered for high definition and widescreen presentation, the network is carried in 480i widescreen. Since fall 2019, Decades is carried on Fox-owned stations in twelve markets as part of a multi-year agreement with Fox Television Stations. On October 21, 2014, CBS Corporation and Weigel Broadcasting announced the launch of Decades, with plans to debut the network in 2015.

The network is the first national multicasting venture by CBS Television Stations. In addition, CBS Television Distribution had maintained a content distribution agreement with Weigel Broadcasting's classic television network MeTV, which sourced much of its programming from that library. On January 13, 2015, Weigel Broadcasting confirmed that its Milwaukee CBS affiliate WDJT-TV would carry the network on its fourth digital subchannel. Decades launched at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time on May 25, 2015, with the series premiere of Through the Decades as its inaugural telecast. At the time, the network was available in over 45% of all American households with a television set. Decades relies on programming from the extensive content library owned by CBS Television Distribution, which includes the pre-2006 Paramount Television library – which CBS had acquired as a result of absorbing Paramount's syndication unit in 2006 through its split from Viacom into a separate company – along with series from Desilu Productions, Bing Crosby Productions, Don Fedderson Productions, QM Productions, Spelling Television and Republic Pictures Television.

Decades carries series and movies from NBCUniversal, Warner Bros. Disney, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Sonar Entertainment, the Peter Rodgers Organization, Shout! Factory, The Carsey-Werner Company and the public domain. In order to stand out from other "retro-TV" multicast services, the Monday through Friday schedule featured a block of programming based on a daily theme, with interstitials to highlight the theme; each six-hour block of programming was repeated four times a day and included a feature film, episodes of theme related TV programs, biographical programs featuring celebrities and actresses, musicians and public figures of interest. The theme blocks were bookended with Through the Decades, an hour-long program hosted and narrated by Bill Kurtis that explores the events and news from a particular day or period in history, using archival footage that CBS owns via services such as CBS News and CBS Television Distribution's syndicated newsmagazine program Entertainment Tonight.

The network's Saturday and Sunday schedule features "binge" blocks of classic television series. Beginning on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. forty-two consecutive hours are devoted to a particular series, sourced from either the CBS Television Distribution library of shows or a show Weigel Broadcasting has a contract to carry. Airings of The Dick Cavett Show were added to the schedule February 1, 2016 within the daily themed block, as appropriate. Episodes from Cavett's late-night ABC talk show from 1969 to 1974 as well as his interview series on PBS, USA, CNBC were all made available for airing. On November 1, 2016, a major change was made to the programming lineup, with the daily programming block reduced to two airings daily as the 2:00 p.m. to midnight time period was converted to a "daily binge" with a different show airing each day. During the month of November, a different "cop show" was aired each weekday. A further shift in direction from the original channel concept came on December 5, 2016, when the network added two daily airings of the NBC series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, the first breaking the daily binge in half at 6:00 p.m. and the same show repeating at the conclusion of the binge time block.

The themed block was modified to include a daily airing of The Dick Cavett Show at the starting point of each day's block. On January 2, 2017, the weekday schedule was further altered by the addition of back-to-back airings of two episodes of Ripley's Believe it

Politics of Toronto

The politics of Toronto, Ontario, Canada involve the election of representatives to the federal and municipal levels of government. A total of 25 Members of Parliament representing Toronto sit in the House of Commons of Canada in Ottawa, another 25 Members of Ontario's Provincial Parliament sit in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario at Queen's Park, in Toronto. Being Ontario's capital, many provincial offices are located in the city. In terms of electoral politics, Toronto had been an important source of support for the Liberal Party both federally and provincially, though the downtown area tends to support the New Democratic Party; the federal Conservative Party and the provincial Progressive Conservative Party have been weaker in the city, although a number of right-leaning Liberals come from Toronto ridings. In the past, the Liberals dominated the inner portions of the city federally, while the outer portions were split between the Liberals and Progressive Conservatives. However, the Liberals swept every seat in Toronto from 1993 to 2004, when former city councillor and NDP leader Jack Layton won a downtown riding.

The NDP would add two more seats in 2006, but lost one in 2008. In the 2011 federal election, Torontonians sent nine Conservative MPs to Ottawa, eight NDP MPs and six Liberal MPs, it was the first time that a centre-right party had won seats in Toronto since 1988. However, in 2015, the Liberals swept every seat in Toronto. Large parts of Toronto—mainly the outer portions—supported the right-wing government of Mike Harris during the 1995 and 1999 Ontario elections, but as a result of amalgamating Metro Toronto municipalities—against the wishes of three-quarters of voters in a municipal plebiscite—and downloading responsibility for costly services onto the city, the Conservatives were shut of Toronto in provincial elections from 2003 until they won a byelection in 2013. Businessman and politician Mel Lastman was the first Mayor of the newly amalgamated City of Toronto, 62nd Mayor of Toronto, winning the city's mayoralty in the 1997 and achieving re-election in the 2000 Toronto elections. Centre-leftist David Miller was elected Toronto's 63rd mayor in December 2003 and was re-elected in November 2006 with nearly 60 per cent of the popular vote and a mandate to make Toronto a city of prosperity and opportunity for all.

Miller declined to run in the following election and conservative ally Rob Ford won the 2010 election handily. Three years however, Ford's tumultuous reign and admission to smoking crack led City Council to remove many of his powers and much of his office's budget. In the following mayoral election he was forced to drop out due to treatment for pleomorphic liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer; that mayoral election was won by John Tory, a lawyer, a talk show host, Member of Provincial Parliament and Leader of the Official Opposition at Queen’s Park. Among Mayor Tory's top priorities are tackling traffic congestion; the Stronger City of Toronto for a Stronger Ontario Act, 2006 was enacted by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on June 12, 2006. It modified the legal responsibilities available to the city under provincial law. Bill 103 Metro Toronto

GaƩtan Cousineau

Gaétan Cousineau is an administrator and former politician in the Canadian province of Quebec. He was the mayor of Gatineau from 1983 to 1988 and is now president of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse. Cousineau has a diploma in Civil Law from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Public Administration degree from the École nationale d’administration publique, he ran a private law practice from 1968 to 1992. He was councillor for Gatineau's sixth ward from 1979 to 1983. First termCousineau was elected as mayor in a landslide victory over incumbent John Luck, he was chosen as chair of the Outaouais Regional Council in 1987, defeating Aylmer mayor Constance Provost in a vote among council members. Cousineau released a plan for a new municipal downtown core in 1985, highlights of which included a new city hall and sports centres, a new CEGEP community centre; the city earmarked $6.6 million for a cultural centre two years later. In 1985, Cousineau signed an accord with other Outaouais mayors to give each municipality control over its water system.

The agreement followed years of jurisdictional conflict, during which time all municipalities had to have projects approved by the Outaouais Regional Council. Cousineau described the agreement without clear winners or losers. Gatineau received a water filtration plant during Cousineau's tenure as mayor, he expressed interest in a plan to have Canada's National Capital Region become the country's eleventh province. He did not support a proposal to merge Gatineau with Hull and Aylmer, he criticized Hull mayor Michel Légère's plan for a fourth bridge from Ottawa over the Gatineau River. Cousineau lobbied the government of Quebec for a community college campus during the mid-1980s; the project was approved in 1986. There were rumours that Cousineau would seek the Liberal Party of Canada nomination for Gatineau in the 1988 election, although this came to nothing. Second termCousineau was again challenged by John Luck in the 1987 municipal election; the two candidates disagreed on many substantive issues.

Cousineau won by 179 votes following a recount. After the election, local activist Sylvain Simard charged that Cousineau should resign as mayor due to being in a conflict-of-interest over property he co-owned near the city's proposed downtown core. Cousineau responded that he was not in a conflict-of-interest and accused Simard of orchestrating a smear campaign; this notwithstanding, he resigned as mayor in February 1988, saying that he had run an honest administration but no longer wanted to be a target for partisan attacks. Cousineau worked for the Commission municipale du Québec from 1992 to 1998, when was appointed by the Canadian government to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada in Montreal, he was not re-appointed in November 2006, amid suggestions that new prime minister Stephen Harper was attempting to pack the board with its ideological allies. After leaving the Immigration and Refugee board, Cousineau was appointed to a five-year term as president of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, which began in September 2007.

The following year, he argued that Quebec's proposed legislation on gender equity should formalize the province's commitment to economic and social rights. He supported the principle of "reasonable accommodation" for minority ethnic and cultural groups in Quebec. In March 2010, Cousineau issued a thirty-seven page document attacking the practice of racial profiling in Quebec, he subsequently presided over six days of public hearings on the subject in Montreal and Quebec City, in August 2010 he accused the Montreal Police of "systematic" racial profiling against black men in the city. Cousineau has accused Quebec medical schools of blocking advancement by qualified applicants trained in other countries. Source: "Cousineau wins, Luck continues to contest result", Ottawa Citizen, 16 November 1987, C1. Source: Jack Aubry, "Ex-mayor's'victory' short-lived," Ottawa Citizen, 2 November 1987, A1

Oregon Synod (ELCA)

The Oregon Synod is one of the 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It encompasses congregations in the state of Oregon and one congregation in Northern California, supports the congregational mission throughout this territory. In May of 2019, the Oregon Synod Assembly elected the Reverend Laurie Larson Caesar to serve as the new Bishop, her predecessor Reverend David Brauer-Rieke who served as Bishop for 12 years, Paul R. Swanson, the first person to serve as Bishop; the Synod Council is composed of the Bishop and 23 members elected from each of the 13 synodical geographic regions called clusters. There are sixteen Lutheran congregations in the synod; the ELCA has partnered its synods with other regions throughout the world and the companion synod for Oregon is the Evangelical-Augsburg Church in Poland. Oregon Synod official site

Reunion Tour (Black Sabbath Tour)

The Reunion Tour was a concert tour by heavy metal band Black Sabbath in support of their live album Reunion, it took place October 30, 1998 and ended February 19, 1999. Ozzy Osbournevocals Tony Iommiguitar Geezer Butlerbass Bill Warddrums Vinny Appice – drums Geoff Nichollskeyboards Typical setlist"War Pigs" "N. I. B." "Fairies Wear Boots" "After Forever" "Into the Void" "Spiral Architect" "Electric Funeral" "Snowblind" "Sweet Leaf" "Dirty Women" "Black Sabbath" "Iron Man" "Children of the Grave"Encore"Paranoid

Kikas Gomes

Joaquim Brandão Gomes known as "Kikas", is a retired Angolan professional basketball player. He has played professionally in Germany and the Netherlands. A 2 m in height, 100 kg in weight center-power forward, Gomes was a stand out at Valparaiso University in Indiana, United States, where he played from 2000–04, he had a career-high 23 points in the final of the Mid-Continent Conference tournament in the Crusaders' 75–70 win over IUPUI on March 9, 2004. In 2005, he won the German basketball cup with RheinEnergie Köln, he played for his country's national team in the 2004 Summer Olympics, 2006 FIBA World Championship, FIBA Africa Championship 2007. Angola national basketball team "Angola Basketball Comes Far Since 1992" "Angolan Men National Team" Gomes Named to Angola's Olympic Team Player profile Africabasket profile