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France 3

France 3 is a French free-to-air public television channel and part of the France Télévisions group, which includes France 2, France 4, France 5, France Ô. It is made up of a network of regional television services providing daily news programming and around ten hours of entertainment and cultural programming produced for and about the regions each week; the channel broadcasts various national programming and national and international news from Paris. The channel was known as FR3 or France Régions 3 until its official replacement by France 3 in September 1992. Prior to the establishment of Outre-Mer 1ère, it broadcast to the various French overseas territories. La Troisième Chaîne Couleur began broadcasting at 7:00pm CET on 31 December 1972; the station's first President Director General, Jean-Louis Guillaud, decided to call on the ORTF's regional television services and aspiring young staff to join the new network, which would broadcast in colour, with no advertising or continuity announcers.

Upon launch, Jean-Louis Guillaud and the head of ORTF, Arthur Conte, went on the air and together laid out a vision of the new service. To begin with, La 3e Chaîne Couleur's broadcasts were restricted to three hours each evening and only reached a potential audience of 26% of the population – its transmissions covered Paris, the Ile-de-France and Northern regions. On 7 October 1974, law reforms signalled the breakup of the ORTF into seven separate state-owned companies. In the case of the third channel, the Société nationale de programme de télévision France Régions 3 was given responsibility for management and development of 22 regional television services and 29 regional radio stations under the editorialship of 11 broadcasting centres. FR3 was launched on 6 January 1975 with its PDG, Claude Contaime, choosing to concentrate on film and local opt-outs as the network's main output. By 22 March 1975, daily local programming for the regions had commenced; some national programming, including Les Jeux de 20 Heures, made heavy use of the regional network by linking up to studios around the country for live features.

In the case of Les Jeux de 20 Heures, it is said that such programming led the State government to understand the importance of regionalism and to undertake measures to decentralise France administratively and economically. On the programming front, the network's first national news programme was introduced in 1978 in the form of Soir 3, a late night national and international bulletin. 21 October 1981 saw FR3 begin regular live coverage of the ministers' questions of the National Assembly. Advertising was introduced to the network in January 1983. By September 1983, the twelve broadcasting centres around the country were airing an average of 3 hours a day of regional output. Popular programming on Saturday night included the first airings of the American soap opera Dynasty and a Disney Channel strand. National and regional news at peaktime was integrated into a new nightly programme, 19|20, launched on 6 May 1986. In 1986, the government of Jacques Chirac put forward the proposal of privatising one of the three public television companies.

The original suggestion was to transform FR3 into a private body, however the final decision was that of TF1. The broadcasting authority at the time, the CNCL, appointed Rene Han to become programme controller of FR3, with the result that the networked programmes took an more highbrow and cultural focus. Changes to the schedule included a supplementary Friday night edition of Thalassa- le magazine de la mer whilst an televised opera was aired every Wednesday night. Popular quiz show Questions pour un champion made its broadcasting début in November 1988. La Classe, an entertainment programme which replaced Les Jeux de 20 heures and followed 19|20, was introduced. Having launched without utilising speakerines, the network introduced in-vision announcers in September 1987 and retained live continuity until 1993, a year after TF1 and France 2 had abandoned in-vision presentation. At the turn of the decade, the French television landscape, dominated by the three public stations now consisted of a strong private sector in the form of TF1 and Canal+ and the now-fragmented public sector of Antenne 2 and FR3.

In 1990, the State, through the Conseil Supérieure de l'Audiovisuel, decided to merge the separate public entities into a new corporation. At the same time, FR3 was closing down on Saturday afternoons to allow nine hours of airtime to the educational station La Sept; the arrangement continued until 1992 when the launch of the Franco-German network Arte led to the broadcaster's demise. On FR3 itself, the network aired current affairs programming on Saturday mornings including Continentales and L'Eurojournal, both presented by Alex Taylor. On 7 September 1992, FR3 and Antenne 2 formed France Télévisions and rebranded as France 3 and France 2 respectively. In 1998, France 3 partnered with TPS to launch a satellite station called Régions. Between 2000 and 2005, La Cinquième, RFO and France 4 joined France 2 and France 3 under the France Télévisions corporate identity. Under the direction of France Télévisions président Patrick de Carolis and director of channels Patrice Duhamel, October 2006 saw the introduction of a new daily cultural programme called Ce soir presented by Frederic Taddei, marking a new, more cultural focus to the network's programming.

The late night news programme Soir 3 was given a fixed timeslot of 11 pm. On 5 January 2009 all on-air advertising on France Télévisions, between 20:00 and 06:00 were eliminated, meaning the traditional start of primetime vi

Gauja Formation

The Gauja Formation is a Middle Devonian fossil locality in Estonia and Latvia. It is named after the Gauja River; the Gauja Formation has a maximum thickness of 80 m. It is composed of weakly to moderately cemented layers of fine-grained to fine-grained sandstone; the layer can be pinkish brown or variegated. It is composed of quartzose arenites, it is overlain by the Plavinas Formation. The Gauja Formation contains two cyclic members; the lower layers are known as the Sietin Member and are composed of sandstone with a thin layer of siltstone at the top. It has yielded numerous fossils of fishes. Among them are Asterolepis, Glyptolepis baltica, Laccognathus panderi, Megadonichthys kurikae; the upper layers are thicker, the lower part of it is known as the Lode Member. The Lode Member is composed of light colored sandstone; the area is indicative of a near-shore environment of retreating sea. Only large plant remains and miospores are known from this member. Examples of which include Hostinella, Retusotriletes rugulatus, Ancyrospora.

Palynological studies indicate. List of fossil sites Gauja National Park Gauja valley

Mehdi Jafarpour

Mehdi Jafarpour is an Iranian footballer who plays for Saba Qom. Mehdi Jafarpour has scored important goals for Sepahan in the 2009–10 Iran Pro League season. In Week 4, he scored in the 14th minute; the match ended 4-1 for Sepahan. In Week 9, He scored the equalizer against Saipa in the 41st minute, to counter Karim Ansarifard's first goal; the match ended Sepahan 2–2 Saipa. As of 26 May 2015. Assist Goals Iran's Premier Football League Winner: 3 2009/10 with Sepahan 2010/11 with Sepahan 2011/12 with Sepahan Hazfi Cup Winner: 1 2012/13 with Sepahan Persian League Profile

Catharine Van Valkenburg Waite

Catharine Van Valkenburg Waite was a United States author, lawyer and women's suffrage activist. Born in Canada, Van Valkenburg moved with her family to Denmark, Iowa at age 17, she moved to Illinois in 1850 to study at Knox College. After transferring to Oberlin College in 1852, she tutored students in elocution and helped found a literary society, she married Charles Burlingame Waite the next year. They had eight children, she was a graduate of a member of the Illinois bar. She made a practice of donating legal services to women. In 1859, after moving to Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, she established the Hyde Park Seminary for young women; the Waite family relocated to the Great Salt Lake Valley in 1862 after her husband Charles was appointed as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of Utah Territory by President Lincoln. There, the family was threatened by Mormons with violence after Congress passed laws against polygamy. Waite learned how to use a six-shooter. After finding the laws could not be enforced, Charles resigned his position and the family left the area.

They were living in Idaho City. She headed the publishing firm of C. V. Waite and Co. and wrote The Mormon Prophet and His Harem, based on what she had learned of the cruelties inflicted upon Mormon women under the leadership of Brigham Young. The Waites moved back to Chicago in 1866. Waite, along with Mary Livermore and others, formed Chicago Sorosis in 1868, one of the United States' first women's clubs to promote women's welfare. Along with Charles, Waite helped found the Illinois Woman Suffrage Association in 1869. Two years as part of a national effort by suffragists to test the newly adopted Fifteenth Amendment, she appeared at the polls to vote and was turned away. Charles, a lawyer, tried to overturn the refusal to permit her to vote with a court action, but was denied. In 1874, she began a decade of editing a temperance paper, she enrolled in the Union College of Law, the joint law department of the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, in 1885 at the age of 56. In 1886, she founded a quarterly magazine which she edited.

At the International Council of Women at Washington, she was elected president of the Woman's International Bar Association, 26 March 1888. Along with a number of other Chicago women leaders, Waite was involved in the planning of the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, she was a founding member of the Queen Isabella Association. Waite lived in Colorado during her years, continuing to write and practice law, she died of heart disease of 9 November 1913 while visiting her daughter Lucy's home in Park Ridge, Illinois. Her cremated remains were interred at Chicago's Graceland Cemetery. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, J. G.. "Waite, Charles Burlingame". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton. "Catharine Van Valkenburg". SharedTree. Retrieved 7 June 2012. Works by Catharine Van Valkenburg Waite at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Catharine Van Valkenburg Waite at Internet Archive is an internet retailer of office chairs, office furniture, restaurant furniture, church furniture, school furniture, home furniture, medical furniture. It was one of the first online-only office furniture retailers. is operated by Inc.. Their corporate headquarters is located in Georgia. reported $13.6 million in sales in 2005. In 2006, sales rose to $24 million. In 2007, total revenue was $37.5 million. In 2008, Belnick reached $42 million in revenue. was created in 2001 by its fourteen-year-old founder Sean Belnick. With a $500 investment and the advice of his stepfather Gary Glazer, a veteran of the office furniture business, Sean began running out of his bedroom. In 2004, Belnick Inc. moved into its first commercial warehouse space, a 40,000-square-foot facility in Kennesaw, Georgia. Within two years, BizChair's warehouse expanded to a 100,000-square-foot space. In July 2007, relocated and expanded to a 327,000-square-foot facility in Canton, Georgia.

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Colleen Peterson

Colleen Susan Peterson was a Canadian country and folk singer, who performed both as a solo artist and as a member of the band Quartette. Peterson began performing in coffeehouses in Ottawa in 1966, she won an RPM Gold Leaf Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist in 1967 and, in 1968, joined Bruce Cockburn, David Wiffen, Richard Patterson and Dennis Pendrith in a version of the folk band 3's a Crowd. She joined the band TCB that recorded an album on the Traffic label, she left after that. In 1970, she was cast in the Canadian production of Hair, she subsequently moved to Kingston in 1971, forming the band Bringle with Mark Haines. She relocated to Nashville in 1974, released her first solo album, Beginning to Feel Like Home, in 1976, she had a hit single on the Billboard country charts with "Souvenirs", won a Juno Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist in 1977. Following her 1978 album Taking My Boots Off, Peterson did not record new material for several years, although she appeared on two albums by the Charlie Daniels Band in 1980 and 1981.

She continued to perform, touring with Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Waits and Ry Cooder, hosting television specials and appearing on Spirit of the Country and The Tommy Hunter Show, working as a backing vocalist for Waylon Jennings, Roger Miller, Janie Fricke and Marty Stuart. Artists such as Anne Murray, Ronnie Prophet and Sylvia Tyson recorded Peterson's songs. In 1986 Peterson released the single "I Had It All", a hit on the Canadian country charts and launched the most successful phase of her career, she released the album Basic Facts, her first in ten years, in 1988, had a string of ten hits, including "No Pain, No Gain", which hit No. 1 on the Canadian country charts in 1991. In 1993, she joined Tyson, Caitlin Hanford and Cindy Church for a one-off concert at Toronto's Harbourfront, the four also appeared together on CBC Radio's Morningside and on A Prairie Home Companion in the United States. Due to favourable audience response to the collaboration, they continued to work together, adopting the name Quartette and releasing their first album in 1994.

Peterson recorded with Quartette until 1996, when she was diagnosed with cancer. Unable to perform with the band during her cancer treatment, she chose her friend and collaborator Gwen Swick to fill in for her, died in Toronto on October 9 of that year, she is buried in Little Lake Cemetery in Ontario. Peterson was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 1995. Additionally, she was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2003, the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, an award for young emerging songwriters, was created in her memory. In 2004, her friend and songwriting partner Nancy Simmonds worked with several musicians to produce a new album, Postcards from California, from unreleased demos she had recorded with Peterson in the early 1990s