Esquire Network was an American pay television network, a 50/50 joint venture between NBCUniversal and the Hearst Corporation. The network carried programs aimed at a metrosexual audience centering on travel, cooking and fashion, along with reruns of popular sitcoms and dramas; the channel was launched as the Style Network on October 1, 1998, serving as a spin-off of E!. It was intended to leverage E!'s coverage of fashion and to provide an expanded venue for shows such as Fashion Emergency. The network focused on fashion, interior decoration and urban lifestyle-related programming. Style provided coverage of events like showcased various designers. Early programming included: The Look for Less, Shabby Chic with Rachel Ashwell, Glow: The Beauty Show, Vogue Takes... Stylemaker, Runway, Dining with Style, Homes with Style. Around 2003, the channel began airing a variety of "makeover" shows; the home makeover show. Lasted eight seasons. Starting around 2008, Style shifted its focus to personality-based reality programing such as Jerseylicious, Tia & Tamera, Big Rich Texas, along with a female-focused spin-off of The Soup known as The Dish.
On June 25, 2012, the Style Network was rebranded with a new slogan: "Work it. Love it. Style it." In 2013, the channel launched two real estate related shows: Hot Listings: Miami and Built, which featured male models remodeling houses. In December 2012, NBCUniversal signed a brand licensing deal with the Hearst Corporation, owner of Esquire magazine, to relaunch G4 into Esquire Network, which would air shows aimed at a metrosexual audience about travel, cooking and other male-targeted programming, not sports related, including the addition of acquired and archived program content from the NBCUniversal library such as Party Down and Recreation and week-delayed episodes of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon; the rebranding was scheduled to take place on April 22, 2013, but was moved to an unspecified date in the summer on April 15, 2013, as network general manager Adam Stotsky stated the rebranding was pushed back in order to have a broader slate of original series to launch than would have been available for the April launch.
In May 2013, the launch date was pushed to September 23, 2013, with its first program being an 80th anniversary special on Esquire, rebroadcast in primetime. On September 9, 2013, NBCUniversal announced that it would replace Style Network with Esquire Network, leaving G4 "as is for the foreseeable future, though it's unlikely the company will invest in more original programming" according to The Hollywood Reporter. One of the factors was Style's distribution on DirecTV, giving Esquire more homes at launch with the Style channel slot than they would have had with G4; as part of the rebranding, some of Style's existing shows such as Sex and the City reruns in overnight slots continued to air on the Esquire schedule for a short time, while others ended their run or moved to either sister networks E!, Bravo and Oxygen. International versions of Style Network continued to exist several years after, as the Esquire brand license was restricted to the United States. G4 permanently ceased all broadcasting operations on December 31, 2014.
Style had not made any mention of the oncoming rebranding until September 18, when a 60-second farewell clip was posted on its YouTube channel serving as a retrospective of the network's history and ending with a thanks to the channel's audience for their viewership. Other social media platforms for individual Style programs began to mention the end of the network on that day; the last program to air on Style on September 22, 2013, was an overnight repeat of the Tia & Tamera season finale episode "Twerkin' 9 to 5" at 2 a.m. Eastern Time, with the nightly three-hour paid programming block leading into the Esquire Network launch special after a 30-second abbreviated version of the Style farewell clip aired on the channel space; the changeover occurred on September 23, 2013 at 6 a.m. Eastern Time. Throughout 2015 and into 2016, the majority of the original programs produced for Esquire Network ended up being low-rated, with only the youth football reality series Friday Night Tykes and the network's Men in Blazers–produced live broadcasts of Pamplona's running of the bulls receiving any critical acclaim or notice, with the rest of its lineup being criticized for "copycat" formats of better programming found on other networks or produced independently for streaming video providers such as YouTube and Vimeo, not being talked about outside of their premieres or notice of cancellation.
Due to this, the network began to carry more repeats of existing library series, which again brought the network towards the same issues befalling G4 and Cloo, where little original content being produced made it a network viewers and providers claimed provided little value for its monthly carriage fees. On October 1, 2016, Dish Network removed the channel from the lineup; as with their earlier dropping of Cloo, the provider justified it by stating that Esquire's schedule had declined to the point that the majority of its broadcast day was made up of programming easily found on USA Network, WGN America, FXX, Ion Television, along
David Andrew Newington Epstein is an Australian public affairs specialist and corporate adviser, Chair of Communications Compliance Limited, an independent consumer compliance monitoring body for the telecommunications industry. He was educated at The Geelong College, Australian National University, The Wharton School. Epstein began his career as a political adviser, serving as Private Secretary to John Dawkins in the Employment and Training portfolio, where he was involved in the campaign to introduce Australia's Higher Education Contribution Scheme serving as Director of the Ministerial Media Group and National Media Liaison Service for Australian Labor Party politicians Bob Hawke and Paul Keating during their terms as Prime Minister of Australia, he was Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Federal Opposition Kim Beazley. In 1999, he left politics to head both the Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association and Australian Telecommunications Industry Association, he was recruited to Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications, to whom he remained an adviser after becoming a partner and Director of Government Relations Australia, a corporate advisory firm In June 2007, he was appointed Chief of Staff and Principal Adviser to Australian Labor Party politician Kevin Rudd, first heading the Office of the Leader of the Opposition the Prime Minister's Office.
US State Department officials reported on his "significant" role in the Australian Labor Party campaign during the 2007 Australian Federal Election. In 2008 he was ranked second in the Australian Financial Review's Covert Power list. Epstein was appointed Group Executive for Government and Corporate Affairs at Qantas Airways Limited in 2008, served on the Qantas Executive Committee. While at Qantas he managed the company's public response to the QF32 engine explosion incident attracting recognition from the pilot of the aircraft, he was involved in negotiating the release of Jetstar executives in Vietnam in the wake of Jetstar Pacific losing $US31 million on disputed fuel-hedging contracts in 2008. Epstein was recruited to BHP Billiton in late 2010 by CEO Marius Kloppers, to a new role as company's Head of Group Public Affairs This was speculated to be part of a response to the failure of $US40 billion bid for Potash Corp following a backlash over foreign ownership from Canadian politicians.
During Epstein's tenure, BHP Billiton overtook Microsoft in size, by market capitalization, reported a $22 billion annual profit. He left this role in September 2011, but remains a strategy and public affairs adviser to companies and was most Vice President of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs for Singtel Optus. David Epstein is a company director of Opera Australia, the European Australian Business Council, Communications Compliance Limited and The Asia Society Australia Centre, sat on boards of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman and the Committee for Sydney until 2018, he is a member of advisory boards for IoTStream Limited, The Advisory Board Centre and the Headon Photofestival Foundation. No Longer At The Centre: Australia’s real relationship with Asia, in Disruptive Asia © Asia Society Australia 2017. Http://afr.com/tags?tag=P_David%20Epstein http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/hands-on-epstein-to-take-miners-fight-to-canberra/story-e6frg8zx-1225917716479 http://www.theherald.com.au/news/national/national/general/enormous-clout-but-not-without-obligation/2078867.aspx http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/big-firm-big-profit-big-problem-20110216-1awpu.html http://m.theage.com.au/business/bhp-losing-iron-grip-20111019-1m83g.html http://www.opera-australia.org.au/aboutus/opera_australia/board http://www.smh.com.au/national/from-politics-to-business-comes-a-special-insight-20110724-1hvfs.html http://www.eabc.com.au/david-epstein-2/
Gmina Liniewo is a rural gmina in Kościerzyna County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. Its seat is the village of Liniewo, which lies 17 kilometres east of Kościerzyna and 42 km south-west of the regional capital Gdańsk; the gmina covers an area of 110.07 square kilometres, as of 2006 its total population is 4,561. Gmina Liniewo contains the villages and settlements of Brzęczek, Bukowe Pole, Chrósty Wysińskie, Deka, Garczyn, Głodowo, Iłownica, Liniewskie Góry, Lubieszynek, Małe Liniewo, Milonki, Orle, Płachty, Równe, Sobącz, Stary Wiec and Wysin. Gmina Liniewo is bordered by the gminas of Kościerzyna, Nowa Karczma and Stara Kiszewa. Polish official population figures 2006
Svjetlan Junaković is a Croatian painter and illustrator, known best for his children's picture books. He has received numerous international awards for his illustrations and has participated in exhibitions throughout Europe. For his lasting contribution as a children's illustrator, Junaković was a finalist for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in both 2008 and 2010. Junaković was born in Zagreb in 1961, he graduated from the Brera Academy in Milan in 1985. He works as a painter, sculptor and graphic designer and is a lecturer in illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and the International School in Sarmede in Italy. Junaković has won many international prizes. In 2001 he won prizes at the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava for Mit Pauken und Trompeten and Roter Frosch, grüner Flamingo. In 2009 he won the Levstik Award for his illustrations in 100 + 1 uganka. Roter Frosch, grüner Flamingo, 1999 Zirkus! Zirkus!, 2002 Kroko Kanal, 2003 Moj put, 2007 Velika knjiga portreta, 2007 100 + 1 uganka, 2008 Official website Svjetlan Junaković at Library of Congress Authorities, with 7 catalog records
Shaker High School, is a public high school in Latham, Albany County, New York, United States, is the only high school operated by the North Colonie Central School District. Its enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is 1,963 students; the school's Science Bowl team finished first in their regional competition in 2020 earning trips to the national competition in Washington, DC. It is part of the North Colonie Central Schools school district, is fed in part by Shaker Junior High School. There are 28 interscholastic sports at Shaker. Shaker's "Blue Bison" sports teams include boys' soccer, track, Cross Country, ice hockey, wrestling. Shaker has several club teams, including Shaker Crew, the rowing team. Shaker High School has several curricular band, orchestra and wind ensembles. Shaker has 4 extracurricular vocal performance groups, including Shaker Select, several select instrumental ensembles, including Dixieland Jazz. Kim Nazarian vocalist, member of New York Voices, a grammy award winning vocal jazz quartet Mike Campese, Guitarist/Composer and was part of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Leah Dickerman, Curator of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City Paul Elie, former Farrar, Straus & Giroux editor.
James H. Fallon, American Neuroscientist, Fulbright, NIH, Sloan Scholar Joseph Finder, thriller author Jeff Hoffman, baseball player Tommy Kahnle, a baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees Sam Perkins, former professional basketball player Igor Vamos, Member of The Yes Men Ron Vawter, Obie Award recipient, founding member of The Wooster Group Kevin M. Warsh, former member, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Washington, DC and brother of Alexandra Steele Jason West, mayor of New Paltz, New York Tony Wise, former NFL assistant coach Debbie Van Valkenbergh, co-star of TV show "Too Close for Comfort" and actress in the film: "The Warriors", among others. Official site
"Leonard Betts" is the twelfth episode of the fourth season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files. It premiered on the Fox network on January 26, 1997, it was written by Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz, directed by Kim Manners, featured a guest appearance by Paul McCrane as Leonard Betts/Albert Tanner. The episode is a "Monster-of-the-Week" story, unconnected to the series' wider mythology. "Leonard Betts" was Fox's lead-out program following Super Bowl XXXI and was the most watched episode of the series, receiving a Nielsen household rating of 17.2, being watched by 29.1 million people in its initial broadcast. The episode received positive reviews, with critics commenting positively on the character of Betts and McCrane's performance; the show centers on FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called X-Files. Mulder is a believer in the paranormal, while the skeptical Scully has been assigned to debunk his work.
In this episode and Scully investigate the supposed death and regeneration of an emergency medical technician named Leonard Betts, a mutant who subsists on cancer and can regenerate severed body parts. "Leonard Betts" was a story milestone for the series, introducing the detection of Agent Scully's cancer, which would go on to play a larger role in the latter part of season four and much of season five. In addition, the episode has been analyzed for its themes of physical drives and psychological egoism; the production for the episode required several physically exerting stunts coupled with special effects in order to bring the illusions of the episode to life. In Pittsburgh, Leonard Betts, an EMT paramedic, is decapitated when his ambulance collides with a truck. At the morgue, his headless body leaves its cold chamber, knocks out the attendant, steals his clothes, escapes. Fox Mulder and Dana Scully visit the morgue, where they find Betts's head in a medical waste dumpster. Scully attempts a cranial examination, but the head's eyes and mouth both open when she begins the procedure.
Meanwhile, Mulder goes to Betts's apartment. When Mulder leaves, Betts—who has regrown his head—rises out of his iodine-filled bathtub. Mulder interviews Michelle Wilkes, Betts's former partner, who recollects his ability to detect cancer; when an interior slice of Betts's polymerized head is examined, the agents discover that his frontal lobe displayed signs of pervasive cancer. Mulder has Chuck Burks subject the slice to a Kirlian photography test. Using fingerprint records, Scully learns; the agents visit his elderly mother, who claims that "Albert" died in a car accident six years previously. Meanwhile, Wilkes confronts him. After an apology, he gives her a lethal injection of potassium chloride. After he is handcuffed to his car, Betts escapes by tearing off his thumb; the agents search the car the next morning. Mulder believes that Betts subsists on the tumors, that his nature makes him the embodiment of a radical leap in evolution. Upon learning that the car is registered to Elaine, the agents have the police search her home.
Elaine recounts how her son endured bullying as a child "because he was different", says that "he had his reasons" if he killed anybody. Meanwhile, Betts kills him to obtain his cancerous lung. In a storage unit, he seems to shed his body and create a duplicate; when the agents come across the storage unit, the duplicate Betts attempts to flee in a car, which explodes when fired upon and kills him. Scully suggests that Betts's first "death" as Albert Tanner was staged, but when they exhume Tanner's casket, they find his body still inside. Mulder becomes convinced that Betts can not only regenerate his body parts, but his entire body itself; because of this, he believes. At Elaine's behest, Betts removes a cancerous tumor from her body before summoning an ambulance; the agents staking out Elaine's house, encounter the paramedics when they arrive. Scully accompanies Elaine to the hospital. However, after arriving at the hospital, Scully realizes that Betts has stowed himself away on the roof of the ambulance.
Betts locks her inside the ambulance with him, calmly but apologetically telling her that she has "something need." This leads Scully to realize. After a struggle, Scully kills Betts by pressing charged defibrillator paddles against his head. Scully remains silently stunned by the revelation of her illness. In her apartment, she wakes up with a nosebleed, confirming her disease. "Leonard Betts" was written by Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz and directed by Kim Manners. Scripts written by Gilligan and Spotnitz were humorously credited by the production crew to one "John Gillnitz"—a portmanteau of the three writers' names. According to Spotnitz, the script for "Leonard Betts" was "not well-loved at the time", but it became "one of favorite monster shows"; the episode "Never Again" was supposed to air before this episode, but, as Vince Gilligan explained, " wanted to grab viewers who had never seen us before, we knew the best way to do that would be with a creepy stand-alone monster