The three districts of Luxembourg were the top-level administrative divisions of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The districts were further subdivided into cantons, which still exist: Diekirch District Diekirch Clervaux Redange Vianden Wiltz Grevenmacher District Grevenmacher Echternach Remich Luxembourg District Luxembourg Capellen Esch-sur-Alzette MerschThe cantons were created on 24 February 1843. In 1857, Mersch District was created from the cantons of Redange. However, this fourth district was abolished in 1867; the districts were abolished per 3 October 2015. ISO 3166-2:LU
Iran computer and video games foundation is a non-profit, Semi-governmental organization established in 2007 to control and support video game industry in Iran. Iran computer and video games foundation is responsible for publishing and releasing any kind of video games, supporting local game manufacturers, instructing students in video game development and organize and monitor the activities of LAN gaming centers in Iran; the IRCG is responsible for banning foreign video games that are not compatible with Iran’s governmental political views and filtering video game’s websites that they might not meet the governmental rules of Iran. Since the Iran computer and video games foundation is a non-profit organization its annual budget is supplied by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance and other parallel organizations; the main objective of the Iran Computer and Video games Foundation is to plan for and support the cultural, artistic and business activities in the Iranian game industry. Also by creating competition opportunities in scientific, technical and artistic aspects of game development it will help improving the quality of the industry.
The main objectives of Iran computer and video games foundation are: Supporting game development in Iran Enhancing computer/video games knowledge in Iran Establishing and supporting the first Games Education Institute and designing scientific and academic framework to educate a new generation of game designers and artists in Iran. Holding festivals and exhibitions in order to increase the enthusiasm in gaming and form communities with active members. Attending regional and international exhibitions and presenting the achievements of Iranian video games. Content Rating for computer/Video games. Governing and helping video game sales in the Iran market. In 2007 Iran computer and video games foundation established Entertainment Software Rating Association which now is responsible for video game content rating in Iran; the Entertainment Software Rating Association is an organization that assigns age and content ratings for computer/video games. It was established by Iran National Foundation of Computer Games in 2007.
One of the most important reasons of the observed necessity for ESRA principle is the lack of a proper pattern of use for computer games and the negative physical and mental effects of computer games caused by misuse and the concern of parents regarding such issues due to their lack of information about the improper and inappropriate content of such games. Iran Game Development Institute, game development school was found by Iran computer and video games foundation in 2010, for the purpose of training specialized video game designers and developers in various fields of expertise related to the video game development industry; the National Game development Institute is founded by Iran Computer & Video Games Foundation for the purpose of training specialized human resources in various fields of expertise related to the game development industry. The National Game Development Institute mission is to train game developers; each year, the institute accepts new students after an entrance exam. Student are studying in 3 majors.
These Majors are: Game Programming, Game Design, Game Art. Each of these majors takes 4 semesters in 2 years long. Digital games Research Center, was founded in 2014 by Iran Computer and Video game Foundation and its mission is to promote and advance its research and analytical goals in marketing, communications and sociology through definition and execution of multiple research projects with their main focus on behavior studies and market research. In addition to the reports generated, DIREC provides other supplementary services: Information Consultancy for domestic and foreign companies towards expansion of activity in the industry Implementation of customized research projects Industry Directory Collection of Scientific resources for digital games industry GAPP Lab was established in 2015 by Iran Computer and Video Game Foundation and its aim is to help game developers to refine their games and test their compatibility issues. GAAP is combination of Game and Application and referring to gap between starting developing a game and its final stages until creating a quality game.
GAAP Lab provide different Services including: Special Service for video games: PC, Mobiles which includes: Operation testing and Compatibility test. Standard Reports: GAAP Lab will provide different standard reports such as bug reports and Compatibility reports. Standard Certificate: video games and applications which are tested and have completed all testing and compatibility levels will be granted quality approved certificate. Iran computer and video games foundation have held its first exhibition and festival at 2011; these festivals and exhibitions held in order to grow gaming industry of Iran and form elite game developing communities with active members. Exhibitions happened in different parts included: first three exhibition and festivals held together and from a fourth festival, they held separately. Game and Family Entertainment Area Business to Consumer Area Workshops Students Game and Technology Announcement Ceremony for "Garshasp The Monster Slayer" Announcement Ceremony for "E.
T. Armies" Video Game Announcement Ceremony for "Mirmahna", Iran National Video Game Announcement Ceremony for "Volleyball 2016" First Iranian Volleyball Video game Tehran Game Development Experience Workshop with Pascal Luban Tehran Game Development Experience Workshop 2 Tehran Game Development Experience Workshop 3 Tehran "Game Development Experience 4" Works
M Squared Lasers is a company headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland with a subsidiary, M Squared Lasers Inc. based in San Jose, California. It was established in 2005 by Graeme Malcolm and Gareth Maker, directors of Microlase Limited and Coherent Scotland Limited; the company designs and manufactures lasers and photonic instruments for applications in academia, remote sensing, bio-photonics and metrology. According to their entry in the Scottish Optoelectronics Association, the company specializes technically in diode-pumped solid state ti-sapphire, mid-infrared and terahertz lasers. M Squared Lasers was founded in 2005 by Dr. Graham Malcolm FRSE and Dr. Gareth Maker who had held senior roles in Coherent Scotland, a subsidiary of Coherent Inc. Malcolm and Maker founded an opto-electronics company called Microlase in 1992 as a spinout from Strathclyde University in Scotland. Microlase was acquired by Coherent in 2000. Malcolm won the Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal and Prize in 2008 in part for the founding of the company.
In February 2012 M Squared announced that former Oclaro chairman Peter Bordui is to be the company's chairman. Official website
Adecco General Staffing, New Zealand is one of the largest providers of employment placement and recruitment services in New Zealand. The company employs about 90 employees across 17 offices all over the country, with headquarters in Auckland City. Adecco General Staffing is part of Adecco Personnel Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Swiss-based Adecco Group. 1996: Personnel services firms Ecco and Adia Interim merged to form the global Adecco group. Operations were combined to form a network of the largest in the world. Adecco General Staffing, New Zealand specialises in providing temporary staffing, permanent job placement, outsourcing and career services and consulting services for accounting and finance and construction, engineering and technical, office support, call centre and customer service and operations, transport and logistics and marketing
The 2011 Brit Awards was held on Tuesday 15 February 2011. It was the 31st edition of the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards; the award ceremony was held at The O2 Arena in London for the first time in its history, moving from the original venue of Earls Court in London. The ceremony was hosted by James Corden. Leading the nominations was Tinie Tempah with four nominations; the artists with the most awards won were Arcade Fire, with two wins each. The 2011 awards were billed as a reboot of the Brit Awards format featuring a different venue, a new award statuette designed by Vivienne Westwood and a greater emphasis placed on music live performances. Whilst the re-working of the show was well received, the TV audience was the lowest for five years, with an average viewership of 4.8 million viewers peaking at 5.9 million. Comparatively, the final episode of Channel 4's Big Fat Gypsy Weddings was watched by 8.05 million viewers. Last present year in International Album. Adele performed her song "Someone Like You" at the ceremony with only a piano accompanying her.
Her emotional performance was received with a standing ovation at the O2 Arena and the video received millions of hits on YouTube within days. The performance launched "Someone Like You" 46 spots up the UK charts to number one, in the process, made Adele the first artist in the UK since The Beatles to have two top-five singles and two top-five albums at the same time. James Corden made jokes throughout the ceremony which drew criticism on social networking site Twitter. A targeted example was talking to acts in between awards. In his trademark humour, Corden said to Bieber "You smell amazing! How old are you?". A bemused Bieber replied "thanks". After Plan B's performance of his hit "Prayin'" finished with a man on fire, Corden described it as a violent episode of Porridge and remarked "is Justin Bieber OK? The amount of hair products that boy uses, he could have gone up in flames." As the man on fire took to the stage during Plan B's performance, some of the crowd showed their disapproval and booed.
A ^ These were released on iTunes as live performances 2011 Brit Awards at Brits.co.uk
Primrose Potter, Lady Potter AC is an Australian philanthropist and arts administrator. She is associated with The Australian Ballet, she is the widow of Sir Ian Potter. Primrose Catherine Anderson-Stuart was born in Sydney in 1931, the daughter of a radiologist, Bouverie Anderson-Stuart, her grandfather was Sir Thomas Anderson Stuart, who established the Medical School at the University of Sydney. She was educated at Ascham School, her first marriage, in 1952, was to a doctor, Roger Dunlop, with whom she had a daughter, Primrose Dunlop, known as "Pitty Pat". After their divorce in 1969, she married businessman and stockbroker Sir Ian Potter in 1975, becoming Lady Potter, they had met at a dinner hosted by Sonia McMahon. Sir Ian Potter had children from three earlier marriages. Primrose Potter has been: Director and Victorian Chairman of the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust 1989-91, she was founding Honorary Patron of the Melba Foundation, Founding Patron of the Victorian Opera Company, Patron of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.
She is Patron-in-Chief of The Solomon Foundation, a charity that supports various social development projects in The Solomon Islands. She has raised funds for The Smith Family, the St Vincent de Paul Society, the Victorian AIDS Council. In the Queen's Birthday Honours 1988, Lady Potter was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to the arts and the community. In 2003 she was promoted to Companion of the Order for leadership and for encouragement of support for critical community growth through fundraising and philanthropy in the arts, sciences and social welfare. In February 2010 The Australian Ballet named its headquarters in Southbank, the Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre, to honour her 35 years of service to the organisation, she has been awarded honorary doctorates from Australian Catholic University, Monash University. She is a Member of the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, in 2003 she was appointed a Commendatore of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, for her work promoting Italian culture in Australia.
In 1990 her daughter Primrose "Pitty Pat" Dunlop became the subject of international interest when her planned Venice wedding to Lorenzo Montesini, a Qantas flight attendant, was called off with only four days to go. Montesini had decided he preferred the company of Robert Straub, he denied there was any sexual component to his long-standing friendship with Straub, but in his memoir My Life and Other Misdemeanours, published in 1999, he revealed he and Straub had been lovers since 1967 and that the marriage to Pitty Pat Dunlop was Straub's idea. Montesini refers to himself as Prince Giustiniani, Count of the Phanaar, Knight of St Sophia and Baron Alexandroff, he claims he inherited these titles from his grandmother, but she was illegitimate and no such titles were conferred by either the Venetian or Ottoman empires, according to John Julius Norwich and Philip Mansel. Montesini's relations mocked the suggestion that he held a title. Pitty Pat Dunlop married George Kirk, a Melbourne real estate developer, who claimed a title, as Count Krasicki v Siecin