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Gee Vaucher

Gee Vaucher is a visual artist, born in 1945 in Dagenham, England. Vaucher met her long-lasting creative partner Penny Rimbaud in the early 1960s when both were attending the South-East Essex Technical College and School of Art. In 1967, inspired by the film Inn of the Sixth Happiness, they set up the anarchist/pacifist open house Dial House in Essex, UK, which has now become established as a'centre for radical creativity', her work with anarcho-punk band Crass was seminal to the'protest art' of the 1980s. Vaucher has always seen her work as a tool for social change, has expressed her strong anarcho-pacifist and feminist views in her paintings and collages. Vaucher uses surrealist styles and methods. Vaucher is vegetarian. In her second book, Animal Rites, she gives a commentary on the relationship between animals and humans, centered on the quote "All humans are animal, but some animals are more human than others." In the foreword to her 1999 retrospective collection Crass Art and Other Pre Post-Modernist Monsters, Ian Dury writes: "In its original form, Gee's work is intricate and tactile, while the imagery is sometimes overwhelming, the primary concerns are those of a painter.

Mere newsprint would hardly do justice to its subtle tones. When the work is printed, the space becomes more simple and the graphic images take on a different life; the concerns are those of delivery, the message is clear." She continues to design sleeves for Babel Label, designed the sleeve for The Charlatans' Who We Touch album. Vaucher has exhibited at the 96 Gillespie gallery in London. In 2007 and 2008 the Jack Hanley Gallery in San Francisco and Track 16 in Santa Monica ran exhibitions entitled "Gee Vaucher: Introspective", showing a wide selection of Vaucher's work. Vaucher's film Gower Boy, made in collaboration with pianist Huw Warren, debuted at the 14th Raindance Film Festival in London in October 2006. In 2016, Vaucher was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Essex; the day after Donald Trump's election victory in November 2016, the British Daily Mirror newspaper featured Vaucher's 1989 painting Oh America on its front page. Vaucher has kept her real name a secret. Dial House, Essex Anarchism in the arts Crass Art and Other Pre Post-Modernist Monsters - A collection of work by Gee Vaucher Animal Rites interview with Gee Vaucher MOCA documentary on the Art of Dave King and Gee Vaucher Something From Nothing: The Crass Art Of Gee Vaucher

Plymouth City Council elections

Plymouth is a unitary authority in Devon, England. Until 1 April 1998 it was a non-metropolitan district. Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:Non-metropolitan district Unitary authority 1973 Plymouth City Council election 1976 Plymouth City Council election 1979 Plymouth City Council election 1983 Plymouth City Council election 1987 Plymouth City Council election 1991 Plymouth City Council election 1995 Plymouth City Council election 1997 Plymouth City Council election 2000 Plymouth City Council election 2003 Plymouth City Council election 2004 Plymouth City Council election 2006 Plymouth City Council election 2007 Plymouth City Council election 2008 Plymouth City Council election 2010 Plymouth City Council election 2011 Plymouth City Council election 2012 Plymouth City Council election 2014 Plymouth City Council election 2015 Plymouth City Council election 2016 Plymouth City Council election 2018 Plymouth City Council election 2019 Plymouth City Council election In September 2017, the three UKIP councillors elected in 2014, Christopher Storer, John Riley and Maddie Bridgeman, moved to the Conservatives.

Plymouth City Council By-election results

South Tasman Rise Commonwealth Marine Reserve

South Tasman Rise Commonwealth Marine Reserve is a 27,704 km2 marine protected area located at the southerly limit of Australia's exclusive economic zone near Tasmania. The reserve was established in 2007 and is part of the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network; the reserve contains part of the South Tasman Rise seafloor and covers deep ocean including a section of the mid-continental slope at depths of 1,200–3,000 m. Some of the seamounts within the reserve have flat summits, which indicates that they were exposed above the surface at some time; the entirety of the South Tasman Rise marine reserve area is IUCN protected area category VI and is zoned as'Special Purpose'. Commonwealth marine reserves Protected areas of Australia Tasman Sea South Tasman Rise Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network website

2010 Tennessee Titans season

The 2010 Tennessee Titans season was the team's 41st season in the National Football League, their 51st overall and their 14th season in Tennessee. The Titans hoped to improve on their 8–8 record from the 2009 season, but they failed to do so and ended up finishing 6-10. On January 25, Kennedy Pola, who served as the Jacksonville Jaguars' running backs coach for the past five seasons, was hired to the same position with the Titans, replacing Earnest Byner, fired the same day. On May 14, Ruston Webster, who served as the Seattle Seahawks' vice president of player personnel for the past four seasons, was hired to the same position with the Titans. On July 27, Kennedy Pola left the Titans and accepted the offensive coordinator position at USC. On July 28, the following changes were made to the Titans' coaching staff: Craig Johnson was moved from quarterbacks coach to the running backs coach vacated by Kennedy Pola, will serve as assistant head coach. Dowell Loggains, who served as quality control of offense, was named the new quarterbacks coach, while offensive assistant Richie Hessman will serve as quality control of offense.

The Titans preseason schedule was announced on March 31, 2010. The Titans' regular season schedule was announced on April 20, 2010; the Titans began their season at home against the Oakland Raiders. Tennessee trailed early in the first quarter as Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski made a 34-yard field goal. Tennessee answered as quarterback Vince Young hooked up with wide receiver Nate Washington on a 56-yard touchdown pass, followed by kicker Rob Bironas nailing a 43-yard field goal; the Titans added to their lead in the second quarter with a 15-yard touchdown run from running back Javon Ringer, followed by Chris Johnson's 76-yard touchdown run. Tennessee continued its dominating day in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Titans wrapped up their performance with Young finding tight end Bo Scaife on a 1-yard touchdown pass. Afterwards, Oakland ended the game with quarterback Jason Campbell completing a 7-yard touchdown pass to running back Darren McFadden. With the win, Tennessee began its season at 1–0.

Hoping to maintain their winning streak the Titans played on home ground for an AFC duel with the Steelers. In the first quarter the Titans trailed early when WR Antonio Brown returned a kickoff 89 yards to the endzone for a touchdown; the Titans tried to cut the lead with kicker Rob Bironas nailing a 21-yard field goal. In the 2nd quarter the Titans progressively fell further behind with kicker Jeff Reed hitting a 36 and a 34-yard field goal, followed in the fourth quarter by his 25 and 27 yard field goal to go up 19–3; the Titans tried to tie the game when QB Kerry Collins threw a 2-yard TD pass to WR Nate Washington, but the Steelers defense prevented any more scoring from the Titans, giving Tennessee the loss. With the loss, Tennessee fell to 1–1. Hoping to rebound from their loss to the Steelers, the Titans flew to New Meadowlands Stadium for an interconference duel with the New York Giants. In the first quarter, Tennessee took the early lead when kicker Rob Bironas nailed a 48-yard field goal, followed in the second quarter by running back Chris Johnson getting a 1-yard touchdown run.

The Giants replied with kicker Lawrence Tynes nailing a 50-yard field goal, followed by running back Ahmad Bradshaw getting a 10-yard touchdown run to tie the game. In the third quarter, near the Giants endzone, a Chop Block penalty was enforced on Bradshaw into the endzone for a safety; the Titans started to pull away with quarterback Vince Young completed a 13-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Kenny Britt, followed in the fourth quarter by Bironas getting a 22-yard field goal. Johnson closed out the game with an 8-yard touchdown run. With the win, Tennessee improved to 2–1; the Titans' fourth game was an AFC duel with the Broncos at home ground. The Titans trailed early in the 2nd quarter, they replied with QB Vince Young getting an 8-yard TD pass to WR Kenny Britt. The Broncos' kicker Matt Prater made a 36-yard field goal to give Denver a 3-point lead, but the Titans replied when kicker Rob Bironas nailed an incredible 55-yard field goal. In the 3rd quarter the Titans trailed when Matt Prater made a 36-yard field goal, but after that, WR Marc Mariani returned the kickoff and ran 98 yards to the endzone for a touchdown, giving the Titans the lead.

The lead was narrowed when Prater made a 35-yard field goal, but was increased again when Bironas made a 46-yard field goal. In the 4th quarter Tennessee fell behind when QB Kyle Orton completed a 6-yard TD pass to RB Correll Buckhalter, followed by Prater making another 36-yard field goal. With the loss, the Titans fell to 2–2. Hoping to rebound from their home loss to the Broncos, the Titans flew to Cowboys Stadium for a Week 5 interconference duel with the Dallas Cowboys. Tennessee delivered the opening punch in the first quarter as quarterback Vince Young completed a 24-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Nate Washington, followed by kicker Rob Bironas making a 52-yard field goal. Afterwards, the Cowboys answered with kicker David Buehler getting a 51-field goal. In the second quarter, the Titans added to their lead as Young connected with wide receiver Kenny Britt on a 12-yard touchdown pass. Dallas came right back with quarterback Tony Romo completing a 6-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Roy Williams.

The Cowboys tied the game in the third quarter as Romo threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Miles Austin, yet Tennessee regained the lead as Bironas booted a 40-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, Dallas caught up again a

Department of Industry, Technology and Commerce

The Department of Industry and Commerce was an Australian government department that existed between December 1984 and March 1993. The Department was created by the Hawke Government in December 1984, a substantial expansion of the previous Department of Industry and Commerce. Hawke reasoned that including responsibility for technology and civil offsets in the new Department would enable better integration of Australia's industry and technology policies and would increase the competitiveness of Australian industry stimulating growth and employment opportunities. Information about the department's functions and/or government funding allocation could be found in the Administrative Arrangements Orders, the annual Portfolio Budget Statements and in the Department's annual reports. According to the Administrative Arrangements Order made on 13 December 1984, the Department dealt with: Manufacturing and Commerce Technology and industrial research and development Small business Duties of customs and excise Bounties on the production or export of goods Offsets, to the extent not dealt with by the Department of Defence The Department was an Australian Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister for Industry and Commerce.

The Minister was John Button. From 13 December 1984 to 12 March 1985, the Secretary of the Department was Tom Hayes. Hayes left the department in 1985 to become Comptroller-General of the Australian Customs Service, taken out of the department and established as a separate statutory authority. From 13 March 1985 to 30 June 1990, the Secretary was David Charles; the third Secretary of the department was Malcolm McIntosh, from 1 July 1990 to 22 December 1990. Neville Stevens was appointed the department's fourth and final secretary in December 1990

Iran and the World Trade Organization

Iran submitted an application to join the World Trade Organization on 19 July 1996. From July 1996 to May 2001, Iran’s application had not been considered as a result of US objections and the US veto power in the WTO Council. From May 2001 Iran’s application for WTO membership has been brought up 22 times. At the 22nd time, on 26 May 2005, Iran’s application for WTO membership was approved unanimously by the organization’s members, thus the process of Iran’s membership in the WTO started. Once Iran’s application was accepted and examined by WTO General Council, Iran became WTO observer member and started the process of full membership in the organization. In November 2009 Iran submitted the Foreign Trade Regime Memorandum as the process of accession entered a new phase; the Ministry of Commerce is in charge of managing the process of accession to the WTO. The next step includes setting-up and meetings of the WTO working party, which include protracted negotiations on a range of economic issues.

Iran will join WTO as a full member only at the conclusion of this multi-year process and the implementation of the Iranian Economic Reform Plan. 1 New updated memorandum to be submitted by 2017. Iran has an observer status at the World Trade Organization since 2005; the United States has blocked Iran's bid to join the WTO since Tehran first asked for membership several years ago. Iran has allocated $20 billion in loans to launch 20 trade centers in other countries. Iran had trade ties with 150 countries in 2011 with 80 countries transiting their products through Iran; the WTO in its report "World Trade 2011" has praised Iran’s export growth in 2011, noting that while world trade expanded in 2011 by only 5 percent, Iran’s exports raised more than 30 percent. According to the report, Iran exported more than 131 billion dollars of merchandise in 2011, ranking as the 23rd biggest exporter in the world; the country’s exports in 2010 stood at 101 billion dollars, the report further said. In 2011, Iran’s non-oil exports stood at USD 48.5 billion and are expected to reach USD 70 billion by 2013.

Iran's non-oil exports increased over 500% in between 2005 and 2011. Iran's main non-oil exports are petroleum gases, liquefied gas hydrocarbons, liquefied propane, mineral fuels, chemical products, fruits, nuts and carpets. Iran is hoping to attract billions of dollars' worth of foreign investment while creating a more favorable investment climate, such as reduced restrictions and duties on imports and the creation of free trade zones like in Qeshm and Kish Island; the lack of financial transparency and accountability into Iran’s inner economic workings empowers and supports the IRGC’s many illicit activities, as well as its control of a shadow economy. But there are arguments that the IRGC should harness, rather than resist, with the question of World Trade Organization accession emerging as a key point of debate in Iran. Iran's government has not agreed to be bound by WTO copyright laws, endorsing the free distribution of unlicensed software in massive quantities. Linux reproducible in countries with strong Intellectual Property laws, is growing in popularity within Iran, however.

Iran may change this status if and when it becomes a full member of WTO, as WTO members are encouraged to abide by WTO copyright regulations. However, the United States has vetoed Iran's ascension to the WTO 22 times, as of 2007 refuses to support Iran's full membership in the WTO. Thus, as a matter of reciprocity, Iran has determined that its interests are not served by observing WTO copyright treaties, has thus exercised its sovereign right not to alter its laws, thereby making certain foreign copyrights unenforced by Iranian authorities, in theory, or in practice. Yet, if Iran does gain membership status in the WTO, among other prerequisites, copyright laws will have to be obeyed in Iran; this would require a major overhaul of trade operations in Iran. Iranian pharmaceutical manufacturers are disadvantaged by the government's poor intellectual property protection regime. Developing a molecule for combination therapies may qualify for patent protection in other countries. However, while weak patent law adherence continues in Iran, it is expected this will create significant barriers for Iranian companies prospecting trade on the global market.

Economy of Iran Labor and tax laws in Iran Privatization in Iran Iranian Economic Reform Plan Intellectual property in Iran Foreign Direct Investment in Iran International rankings of Iran Iran Chamber of Commerce Industries and Mines World Trade Organization accession and membership Middle East economic integration Economic Cooperation Organization List of Iranian companies Group of 15 Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation International trade Iran-United States relations South-South Cooperation WTO accession status - Iran Memorandum of the foreign trade regime of Iran Australian Trade: Doing Business in Iran in 2006 at the Wayback Machine - Many practical information and sector specific reports, with useful websites and resources Iran's Process of Accession to WTO Trade Promotion Organization of Iran - affiliated to the Ministry of Commerce Challenges of Iran's agriculture sector in accession Process to the WTO - Omid Gilanpour