Elizabeth Quay is a mixed-use development project in the Perth central business district. Located on the north shore of Perth Water and centred on the landmark Swan Bells, it was named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II during her Diamond Jubilee; the project includes construction of an artificial inlet on what was the Esplanade Reserve, modifications to the surrounding environs including Barrack Square. The project plan shows nine building sites. Completed facilities are projected to include 1,700 residential apartments, 150,000 square metres of office space and 39,000 square metres of retail space. Planning Minister John Day and Premier Colin Barnett turned the first ground at the Esplanade Reserve on 26 April 2012, Barnett announced the name "Elizabeth Quay" on 28 May 2012. Construction of the inlet and associated infrastructure were completed in January 2016, ahead of the Perth International Arts Festival and Fringe World; the quay was opened on 29 January 2016. Construction of the associated buildings has been estimated to be completed at varying times, with the first - The Ritz Carlton Hotel and the adjacent residential towers - opening on 15 November 2019.
Alongside this, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority's marketing and sales is being undertaken between 2014 and 2022. In February 2011, Premier Colin Barnett and Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi confirmed plans for the project and funding which included $270 million from the 2011/12 state budget; the total government outlay would be $440 million with $134 million recovered from property sales to developers. The project created significant changes to adjacent features such as Riverside Drive, Barrack Square and environs. Other nearby sites such as Supreme Court Gardens and Langley Park were affected through changes in use or additional use. Nearby heritage listed Lawson Apartments and the Weld Club were affected due to pile driving and obstruction of views; the JJ Talbot Hobbs memorial, a feature of Anzac Day ceremonies for over sixty years, was relocated to the entrance of the Supreme Court Gardens. The Esplanade Kiosk, built in 1927 in the Federation Arts and Crafts style, was dismantled and rebuilt, brick by brick, as a kiosk on the island feature in the new inlet.
While some of the trees in the reserve and surrounding areas were retained, the Moreton Bay Figs along Barrack Street were removed and replaced with London plane trees. The State Government identified project returns in the order of $1.7 million on the sale of real estate sites to commercial developers, with the whole development projected as a $2.6 billion investment opportunity. There was debate on the speculative nature of the estimates; the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority launched a publicity campaign for the development, with the slogan "The river. The city. Together again." And had a range of panels on screens surrounding the development site repeating anecdotes about the former esplanade area, as well as text of the material found on the website, other public relations material. On 21 April 2012, the MRA released new design guidelines for the development and called for submissions on a second amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme; the Minister for Planning granted approval for public comment on the redevelopment scheme and amendments, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Board approved the Draft Perth Waterfront Design Guidelines.
MRA chairman Eric Lumsden made comment on the MRA role in the process. Following the announcement, the proposals created extensive public debate and opposition due to its supposed failure to sustain respect for heritage, potential risks to the ecology of the river. At a "Foreshore Forum" in 2011, organised by the History Council of Western Australia, speakers examined the history and heritage of the site, expressed concerns about the way in which the heritage aspects of the site were to be interpreted. Speakers suggested that a thorough archaeological examination of the site for European artefacts associated with the early commercial maritime activities and recreational bathing activities on the site should be included as part of any digging for the proposed inlet. Subsequent discoveries during the excavation process have included a set of timber poles and timber "steps", consistent with pier construction of the 19th century and the formwork for the Barrack Square retaining wall. Concerns were raised about the impact on the Perth road network resulting from the diversion of Riverside Drive traffic around the new inlet.
As part of the proposed works the Graham Farmer Freeway had additional lanes installed in the Northbridge Tunnel to encourage motorists to bypass the city. The Royal Automobile Club raised early concerns that loss of the emergency lanes might affect emergency response times. Although a tunnel, either under the inlet, or as part of one of the suggested alternative schemes, has been dismissed, the suggestion that a tunnel might be built at some time in the future has not been dismissed. A lobby group named "City Gatekeepers" headed by urban planner Linley Lutton was formed to oppose the plans; the group described the plans as being "badly flawed" and forced through without opportunity for public consultation or comment. Between 500 and 2000 people attended a protest rally organised by the group on the Esplanade on 26 February 2012. Kate Doust, MLC, presented two petitions against the development, one with 8667 signatures and a second with 662 signatures, to the Western Australian Legislative Council on 6 March 2012.
A third petition, containing 1,117 signatures, was tabled on 29 March 2012. The City Gatekeepers released a number of alternative concept designs, one of which included a landbridge over Riverside Drive, all featuring the re
Gary E. Schwartz is a psychologist and professor at the University of Arizona and the Director of its Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health. Schwartz researches the veracity of mediums and energy healing. Schwartz received his PhD from Harvard University and was a professor of psychiatry and psychology at Yale University as well as Director of the Yale Psychophysiology Center and co-director of the Yale Behavioral Medicine Clinic from 1976-1988, he is the Director of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health in the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona. Schwartz claims that his initial interest in psychic ability stemmed from a car accident he had with his wife while driving on the FDR highway in Manhattan; the car was stopped on the roadway when he "heard a voice" tell him to "put his seat belt on." He told his wife to do so, moments said they were rear ended by a car going 50 MPH. He claims that having his life saved by a mysterious voice prompted him to begin his research into where that voice might have come from.
In his early career, Schwartz wrote on biofeedback health psychology. Schwartz's more recent research has been in consciousness-based healthcare, his VERITAS research project, which concluded in 2008, was created to test the hypothesis that the consciousness of a person survives physical death. Schwartz performed experiments at the University of Arizona testing mediums such as John Edward, of the TV show Crossing Over, Allison DuBois, who inspired the TV series Medium. Schwartz believes. Schwartz says his experiments with DuBois included a reading for celebrity physician and author Deepak Chopra following the death of his father that Chopra characterized as 77% accurate. In 2007 the National Institute of Health published the results of his study "Anomalous information reception by research mediums demonstrated using a novel triple-blind protocol" where the results demonstrate "certain mediums can anomalously receive accurate information about deceased individuals." Schwartz's research projects at LACH investigate the following: The Evolution of Consciousness and Understanding The Role of Consciousness in Health and Healing The Survival of Consciousness After Death Quantum Holographic Consciousness Group and Global Consciousness Animal Consciousness Other Worldly / Higher Spiritual Consciousness The Universal Intelligence Hypothesis On Fox News on the Geraldo at Large show, October 6, 2007, Geraldo Rivera alleged Schwartz had overstepped his position as a university researcher by requesting money from a bereaved father to fund research into mediumship.
Schwartz's methods have prompted criticism from skeptics such as University of Oregon professor Ray Hyman, who says Professor Schwartz's research deviates from the accepted norms of scientific methodology, criticizes Schwartz for research errors such as inappropriate statistical tests and using subjects predisposed to believe in psychic abilities. Skeptic Robert Todd Carroll maintains that Schwartz's evaluation of mediums is subjective and a product of "wishful thinking." When retired stage magician and skeptic James Randi asked the University of Arizona to submit Schwartz's research data to an independent panel for evaluation, Schwartz declined because he thought that the panel, which he believed would be picked by Randi, would be biased. Gary E. Schwartz and John Edward, "The Sacred Promise: How Science Is Discovering Spirit's Collaboration with Us in Our Daily Lives," ISBN 978-1582702582 Gary E. Schwartz, William L. Simon and Richard Carmona, "The Energy Healing Experiments: Science Reveals Our Natural Power to Heal," Atria Books ISBN 978-0743292375 Gary E. Schwartz and William L. Simon, "The G.
O. D. Experiments: How Science Is Discovering God In Everything, Including Us," Atria ISBN 978-0743477406 Gary E. Schwartz and William L. Simon, "The Truth About Medium: Extraordinary Experiments with the real Allison DuBois of NBC's Medium and other Remarkable Psychics," Hampton Roads Publishing Company ISBN 1-57174-459-2 Gary E. Schwartz, William L. Simon, Deepak Chopra; the Afterlife Experiments ISBN 0-7434-3658-X Gary E. Schwartz, Ph. D and Linda G. S. Russek, "Living Energy Universe: A Fundamental Discovery that Transforms Science and Medicine," Hampton Roads Publishing Company Paul M. Lehrer, Robert L. Woolfolk, Gary E. Schwartz "Principles and Practice of Stress Management," ISBN 0-89862-766-4 Richard J. Davidson, Gary E. Schwartz, David Shapiro, "Consciousness and Self-Regulation, Advances in Research and Theory Volumes 1 through 4," Plenum Press ISBN 0-306-42048-1 Official website The SOPHIA Research Program University of Arizona. Archived at Wayback Engine; the SOPHIA Project was conducted under the direction of Gary E. Schwartz, PhD in the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health.
"How Not to Test Mediums: Critiquing the Afterlife Experiments", a critique by Ray Hyman of Gary Schwartz' research from The Skeptical Inquirer, Volume 27.1, January / February 2003, Retrieved 6 June 2013 "Follow Up: How Not to Review Mediumship Research", Gary Schwartz' response to the above critique from The Skeptical Inquirer "Follow Up Reply: Hyman's Reply to Schwartz's'How Not to Review Mediumship Research'", Ray Hyman's response to the above critique of his critique from The Skeptical Inquirer What If Gary Schwartz Is Right? by Robert Todd Carroll, at Freethinker, mukto-m
Saint Spyridon Church is a Serbian Orthodox church in Trieste, Italy. The Orthodox community in Trieste was established in 1748 but it wasn't until 1751 when Empress Maria Theresa allowed free practice of religion for Orthodox Christians, this prompted immigration of Serbian traders from Herceg Novi and Sarajevo to Trieste. In 1781, the community split into two; the first was Greek community and second, from which there is today's Serbian parish, was the community which embraced the Orthodox South Slavic nations. From 1994 up to administrative changes within the dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the parish in Trieste fell within the Metropolitanate of Zagreb and Ljubljana. Since 2011, it is under the jurisdiction of the Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Switzerland. Emilio Bisi produced sculptures for the facade. Triestine Serbs Serbs in Italy Jovo Kurtović, ship owner Darinka Kvekić, wife of Danilo I, Prince of Montenegro Marcello Dudovich, commercial artist Milan Zloković, architect Spiridione Gopcevich, ship owner Ivan Rassimov, actor Rada Rassimov, actress Spiridon Gopčević, astonomer and historian Dimitrije Frušić, doctor and publisher Giovanni Raicevich, world-class wrestler