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Fiona Bruce

Fiona Elizabeth Bruce is a British journalist and television presenter. Since joining the BBC as a researcher for Panorama in 1989, she has gone on to become the first female newsreader on the BBC News at Ten as well as presenting many flagship programmes for the corporation including BBC News at Six, Real Story, Antiques Roadshow, Fake or Fortune?. Since 10 January 2019 she has been the presenter of the BBC One television programme Question Time. Fiona Bruce was born in Singapore, to an English mother and a Scottish father, who had worked his way up from being a postboy to become regional managing director of Unilever. Fiona has two elder brothers, she was educated at Gayton Primary School on the Wirral, the International School of Milan, from the age of 14 until 18 attended Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College in New Cross, London. During the latter period she modelled for the stories in the teenage girls' magazine Jackie. Bruce read Italian at Hertford College, Oxford. During this period, she was a punk, singing in rock bands and, at one point, colouring her hair blue for one week.

She attended the University of London Institute in Paris. After leaving university, Bruce joined a management consulting firm for a year, but found the experience depressingly dull: After this, she worked at a number of advertising agencies including Boase Massimi Pollitt, she went on to meet Tim Gardam – at that time the editor of the BBC's Panorama – at a wedding, in 1989 he gave her a job as a researcher on the programme. After becoming assistant producer on Panorama, she made the change to reporting in 1992 on Breakfast News, she moved to BBC South East, appearing as an occasional presenter and reporter on Newsroom South East and a weekly current affairs programme, First Sight. From 1994 to 1995, she was a reporter on the BBC2 current affairs programme Public Eye, she reported for Panorama and Newsnight. In 1999, as part of a major relaunch of the BBC's news output, Bruce was named secondary presenter of the BBC Six O'Clock News, she presented the programme as cover for main presenter Huw Edwards, as well as on Fridays, until a presenter reshuffle in January 2003 to coincide with the retirement of Michael Buerk and the move of Peter Sissons to the BBC News channel.

Both Edwards and Bruce continue to present the programme. Bruce was the first female presenter of the bulletin. More Bruce has returned to relief presenting the BBC News at Six. From 2003 to 2007, Bruce reported in the BBC One current affairs series, Real Story. After the murder of Jill Dando, Bruce took over the position of co-presenter on Crimewatch alongside Nick Ross, until both were replaced by Kirsty Young towards the end of 2007. In 2001, Bruce became the first female presenter to be part of the BBC general election results programme. In 2006, following a court case whereby British Airways requested that a Christian employee conceal her cross, because it infringed the airline's dress code, the BBC disclosed it had some concerns over the fact that Bruce wore a cross necklace, although she was not banned from doing so. On 10 January 2019 Bruce became the new host of Question Time, following the departure of long-time host David Dimbleby, appearing on the debut edition of the programme's new series.

In September 1998 Bruce became the presenter for BBC Two's Antiques Show, in its fourth series. She presented it for a further two series, showing her interest in presenting antiques programmes nearly a decade before presenting Antiques Roadshow. On 22 June 2007 it was announced that Bruce was to replace the retiring Michael Aspel as presenter of Antiques Roadshow the following spring. However, average viewership increased during Bruce's first year as presenter. In 2007, Bruce presented a BBC documentary about Cherie Blair as Tony Blair left office. Bruce occasionally presented special editions of The Money Programme. In one, she profiled the entrepreneur Alan Sugar, she said of the experience: "It was a bit like being in front of a hair dryer at close quarters. He's not backwards in coming forward in his opinions." During the documentary, Bruce – who has always publicly identified herself as a feminist – challenged Sugar's view that women should disclose their childcare commitments to a potential employer.

Her point was that if men were not required to declare their ability to meet the demands of their job, it was not right that women should do so. Victoria: A Royal Love Story is a BBC documentary and presented by Bruce, charting the story of the love affair between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, documenting the collection of paintings and jewellery they gave each other. Since 2011 she has co-hosted the BBC television series Fake or Fortune? Alongside Philip Mould, which examines the process of establishing the authenticity of works of art, including the use modern techniques. In 2011 Bruce wrote and presented The Queen's Palaces, a three-part BBC documentary telling the story of Queen Elizabeth II's three official residences, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Holyrood Palace. In 2012, Bruce presented a BBC documentary about Leonardo da Vinci. In 2015 she began presenting the BBC Four quiz programme Hive Minds. In 2017 it was reported that Bruce was paid between £ £ 400,000 as a BBC presenter.

In early 2019 she admitted not keeping track of her salary, which for 2018 was £170,000, a number that does not include her earnings from Antiques Roadshow. Bruce was featured in an episode of Top Gear, sharing a lift with one of its presenters, Jeremy Clarks

Pedro López (baseball)

Pedro Michel López is a former Major League Baseball shortstop. As a 16-year-old in 2000, López was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chicago White Sox. In 2001, López was sent to the Arizona White Sox in the Arizona League, a rookie-level professional baseball league. López batted.312. He stole 12 bases and scored 26 runs. López was sent to the Appalachian League, another rookie-level professional baseball league, in 2002, where he played for the Bristol White Sox, he upped his batting average to.319, playing in 63 games, knocking in 83 hits, stealing 22 bases while scoring 42 runs. In 2003, López was sent to the South Atlantic League, a Single-A league, where he played for the Kannapolis Intimidators, he hit.264 in 109 games with 40 runs 24 stolen bases. At that point, López was promoted to high-A ball with the Winston-Salem Warthogs in the Carolina League, he played only 4 games with the team, batted 3 for 13. López showed vast improvement in his hitting, he played in 111 games, racking up 124 hits, scoring 62 runs, stealing 12 bases.

Towards the end of the season, López was promoted to Double-A with the Birmingham Barons in the Southern League. He played the remaining 7 games of the season there and went 5–23 in his first taste of Double-A ball. For the 2005 season, López started again with the Barons and struggled a bit with his hitting, only batting a.238. Regardless of his performance, scouts saw his potential as he was only 21 years of age and playing in Double-A ball, he was promoted to the Charlotte Knights in the International League. He batted.202. Soon after, López was promoted to the big leagues. López made his major league debut on May 1, 2005, played in two games for the Chicago White Sox, he went 2–7 in with a run scored and 2 RBI. López began the 2007 season with the Charlotte Knights, the White Sox Triple-A affiliate, but was released by the team. On May 21, 2007, he was picked up off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds, he was sent to the Louisville Bats. On July 8, 2007, he was called up to the Reds and made his Reds debut on July 14, going 0–3 against the New York Mets.

On October 26, 2007, the Toronto Blue Jays claimed him off waivers. He became a free agent at the end of the 2008 season. Lopez signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates on January 6, 2009, he signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals on January 13, 2010. Lopez played the 2012 season with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference Louisville Bats profile

University of Stirling v UCU

University of Stirling v UCU UKSC 26 is a UK labour law case, concerning the information and consultation in the European Union. In 2009 to deal with a budget deficit, the University of Stirling proposed 140 redundancies. Under TULRCA 1992 section 188, it consulted with UCU but did not do so for employees on limited term contracts, which ended in the consultation period. UCU were dismissed as redundant; the Tribunal held. The EAT held all four were none as redundant; the Inner House agreed. Baroness Hale held. Expiry was a dismissal, and second, the dismissal was ‘for a reason not related to the individual concerned’ under TULRCA 1992 s 195. The fact that a person entered a contract for a limited could not mean that expiry was for a reason related to the individual. Parliament never intended to narrow the scope of consultation duties. Lord Wilson, Lord Sumption, Lord Reed and Lord Hughes agreed. UK labour law Codetermination

Anatolian Shepherd

The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a breed of dog that originated in Turkey. The dog is rugged and strong, with good sight and hearing that allow it to protect livestock. With its high speed and agility, it is able to run down a predator with great efficiency, it has been treated as a separate breed from the Kangal Shepherd Dog by many canine registries, but is now treated as part of the same breed population. The Karabaş is descended from ancient livestock guardian dog types that migrated with the transhumance, guarding flocks of sheep from wolves and cheetahs. Dogs of this type existed 6,000 years ago in what is now Turkey. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are members of a old breed descended from powerful hunting dogs from Mesopotamia; this breed was developed over time to meet a specific set of circumstances. The most formative were climate and duties. In the 1970s, breeders in the West became interested in these dogs and began developing the landrace natural breeds as modern breeds by documenting their descent from particular ancestors and writing breed standards.

The Anatolian Shepherd Dog was imported from central Turkey into the United Kingdom by author and archaeologist Charmian Hussey. Australia registered the Anatolian Shepherd Dog breed in 1985, when it was imported as a guard dog for livestock and property. Australia's expansive sheep and goat enterprises contributed to the breed's acceptance as a livestock guardian dog beyond Turkey, developed the sheep and goat guard dog of the Turkish Shepherd into an imposing guard dog of livestock and farm assets for Agriultural and Farming Industry; the working conditions and requirements of the dogs in Australia and the assets of Australian farmers are different from the impoverished shepherd in Turkey and his herd of goats and sheep. Australian farmland is fenced, the dogs are required to protect valuable assets against four- and two-legged threats; the general appearance of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a tall and powerful livestock guardian dog with a dense double coat, a broad, strong head, well-developed muscular shoulders, a long tail with a slight curl, carried high and curled over the dog's back when the dog is alert.

The physique embodies strength. Movement of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog should be powerful. A low head carriage, which shows the head and topline being level when moving - creating the impression that the dog is stalking - is an important characteristic of the breed; as with many breeds, several breed standards exist for the Anatolian Shepherd Dog, so some variance is seen in the described size and weight. They weigh between 70 kg, with females smaller and males larger; the coat may be any colour, although most common are white cream, "sesame", white with large coloured spots that do not cover more than 30% of the body. Known as piebald, these colours may not be accompanied by a black mask and/or ears, they have a thick, double coat, somewhat wiry, needs to be brushed one or two times a week in warm weather due to excessive shedding. They have thick hair on their necks to protect their throats, they look as if they are heavier than they are, due to the thick coat. The Anatolian Shepherd was developed to be independent and forceful, responsible for guarding its master's flocks without human assistance or direction.

These traits make it challenging as a pet. They are intelligent and can learn but might choose not to obey; the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is loyal and can be fiercely possessive and protective of its family and territory. The Anatolian is a bold, confident dog that does not become overstimulated easily, it is curious but aloof with guests, not an outgoing dog that wants to make friends with everyone and dislikes strangers who are too forward. It is calm and observant of its surroundings and may not go looking for trouble, but may not back down if challenged. An Anatolian, agitated may be too angry to be controlled and cannot be stopped on command. According to Turkish shepherds, three Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are capable of overcoming a pack of wolves and injuring one or two of them; these dogs like to roam, as they were bred to travel with their herd and to leave the herd to go hunt for predators before the predators could attack the flock. Therefore and tagging pets are recommended. Anatolian Shepherds are not recommended for life in small quarters.

They do well with other animals, including cats if they are introduced while still a puppy and have their own space. They mature between 30 months. Due to their history, both puppies and adults seem to have little interest in fetching. Rather, they sometimes swim. Presence of some Anatolian shepherd genes in Alaskan huskies positively correlates with husky work ethic; some discussion exists about whether the Anatolian Shepherd is a distinct breed, or a general name for different types of shepherd dogs in Anatolia that look alike. This view accepts the name Anatolian Shepherd as a general name for breeds such as the Kangal dog, Akbash dog, Aksaray Malaklisi dog, Shepherd Dog, Alabash Dog. Recognition of the Kangal as a differen


Zeugophora is a genus of beetles in the family Megalopodidae, containing the following species: Zeugophora abnormis Zeugophora africana Bryant Zeugophora albiseta Reid, 1989 Zeugophora andrewesi Jacoby Zeugophora annulata Zeugophora apicalis Motschulsky, 1866 Zeugophora atra Fall, 1926 Zeugophora atropicta Crowson Zeugophora belokobylskii Lopatin, 1995 Zeugophora bicolor Kraatz, 1879 Zeugophora biguttata Kraatz Zeugophora bimaculata Kraatz Zeugophora brancuccii Medvedev, 1993 Zeugophora buonloicus Medvedev, 1985 Zeugophora californica Crotch, 1874 Zeugophora camerunica Medvedev, 1998 Zeugophora capensis Bryant Zeugophora chinensis Medvedev, 1998 Zeugophora consanguinea Crotch, 1873 Zeugophora crassicornis Medvedev, 1985 Zeugophora cribrata Chen, 1974 Zeugophora cyanea Chen, 1974 Zeugophora dimorpha Gressitt, 1945 Zeugophora elongata Medvedev, 1998 Zeugophora fasciata Medvedev, 1998 Zeugophora flavicollis Zeugophora flavitarsis Medvedev, 1998 Zeugophora flavonotata Zeugophora frontalis Suffrian, 1840 Zeugophora gedyei Bechyne, 1958 Zeugophora hanungus Medvedev, 1985 Zeugophora himalayana Medvedev, 1998 Zeugophora hozumii Chujo, 1953 Zeugophora humeralis Achard Zeugophora indica Jacoby Zeugophora japonica Chujo, 1951 Zeugophora javana Reid, 1992 Zeugophora kirbyi Baly Zeugophora kwaiensis Weise, 1900 Zeugophora longicornis Westwood Zeugophora luzonica Zeugophora maai Kimoto & Gressitt, 1979 Zeugophora madagascariensis Jacoby Zeugophora medvedevi Lopatin, 2002 Zeugophora multisignata Zeugophora multnomah Hatch, 1971 Zeugophora murrayi Clark Zeugophora neomexicana Schaeffer, 1919 Zeugophora nepalica Medvedev, 1998 Zeugophora parva Crowson Zeugophora puberula Crotch, 1873 Zeugophora rufotestacea Kraatz, 1871 Zeugophora scutellaris Suffrian, 1840 Zeugophora setosella Medvedev, 1998 Zeugophora subspinosa Zeugophora testaceipes Pic Zeugophora tetraspilota Medvedev, 1998 Zeugophora trisignata An & Kwon, 2002 Zeugophora turneri Power, 1863 Zeugophora unifasciata Pic, 1917 Zeugophora variabilis Achard Zeugophora varians Crotch, 1873 Zeugophora varipes Jacoby Zeugophora viridipes Pic, 1930 Zeugophora vitinea Zeugophora weisei Reitter Zeugophora williamsi Reid, 1989 Zeugophora wittmeri Medvedev, 1993

Second inauguration of Andrew Jackson

The second inauguration of Andrew Jackson as President of the United States took place in the House chamber of the U. S. Capitol on Monday, March 4, 1833; the inauguration marked the commencement of the second four-year term of Andrew Jackson as President and the only four-year term of Martin Van Buren as Vice President. Jackson was sworn in by Chief Justice John Marshall on a frigid day with snow still on the ground; this was the first inauguration. Presidency of Andrew Jackson First inauguration of Andrew Jackson 1832 United States presidential election More documents from the Library of Congress Text of Jackson's Second Inaugural Address