Georgia-Pacific LLC is an American pulp and paper company based in Atlanta, is one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of tissue, paper and paper towel dispensers, building products and related chemicals. As of Fall 2019, the company employed more than 35,000 people at more than 180 locations in North America, South America and Europe, it is an independently managed company of Koch Industries. Georgia-Pacific was founded by Owen Robertson Cheatham in 1927 in Augusta, Georgia, as the Georgia Hardwood Lumber Co. Over the years it expanded; the company acquired its first West Coast facility in 1947 and changed its name to Georgia-Pacific Plywood & Lumber Company in 1948. In 1956, the company changed its name to Georgia-Pacific Corporation. In 1957 the company entered the pulp and paper business by building a kraft pulp and linerboard mill at Toledo, Oregon; the company continued to make a series of acquisitions, including US Plywood in 1987, Great Northern Nekoosa in 1990, the Fort James Corporation in 2000.
The Fort James Corporation was the result of a series of mergers of enterprises that included the Fort Howard Corporation, the James River Corporation and Crown-Zellerbach. In August 2001, Georgia-Pacific completed the sale of four un-coated paper mills and their associated businesses and assets to Canadian papermaker Domtar for US$1.65 billion. It was announced on November 2005 that Georgia-Pacific would be acquired by Koch Industries. On December 23, 2005, Koch Industries finalized the $21 billion acquisition of Georgia-Pacific. Georgia-Pacific was removed from the NYSE and shareholders surrendered their shares for about $48 per share. Koch were only interested in the GP Building Products Business but GP CEO & President, Pete Correll refused to break up the company. Koch soon realised that they struck gold with the lucrative NA Consumer Products Business. Koch Industries spent the next 6 years focussed on offloading the European business, made possible by a huge business turn around of the UK business.
Koch sold to the European business in 2013 to SCA however with a proviso from The European Competition Commission that the UK & Ireland Consumer Products business had to be separated and sold off. The Georgia-Pacific Tower in Atlanta continues to house the company's headquarters; the Crown Zellerbach Building was built as the headquarters of Crown Zellerbach in San Francisco in 1959. On January 11, 2010, Georgia-Pacific signed an agreement to acquire Grant Forest Products' oriented strand board facility at Englehart and the associated facility at Earlton, Ontario, as well as its OSB facilities at Clarendon and Allendale, South Carolina, for $400 million; the transaction closed in July 2013, following Canadian regulatory review and US court approval under the Hart-Scott-Rodino merger review process. On June 19, 2014, Georgia-Pacific announced. Georgia-Pacific operates under many different brand names. Angel Soft, Quilted Northern, Soft n' Gentle are toilet paper and facial tissue brands. Blue Ribbon, Clutter Cutter, DensArmor Plus, DensDeck, DensGlass, DensShield, DryPly, FireGuard, GP Lam, Nautilus, Ply-Bead, Southern Gold, Sta-Strait, ToughRock, Wood I Beam, XJ 85 are building and remodeling brands.
Brawny, Insulair, Mardi Gras, PerfecTouch, Sparkle and Vanity Fair are tableware, paper towel and napkin brands. Advantage, Image Plus, Spectrum are office paper brands. Stephen Engelberg of The New York Times wrote that in 1995, Georgia-Pacific persuaded the U. S. Senate Judiciary Committee to approve an amendment that derailed a pending E. P. A. Investigation of Weyerhauser Company, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Georgia-Pacific, arguing that the E. P. A. was "unfairly applying present-day standards to decisions made 10 to 15 years ago", that the E. P. A. Test method overstated the emissions from wood products factories. Georgia-Pacific's opponents believed "the measure could allow Georgia-Pacific avoid installing pollution gear at many of its plants." Engelberg wrote, "Nonetheless, said they would install controls at plants that need them."Georgia-Pacific is involved in several remediation sites, many of which were landfills used by other manufacturers and other businesses, individuals. Two of the primary remediation sites - the Fox River in Wisconsin and Kalamazoo River in Michigan - involve the cleanup of PCBs.
Georgia Pacific is contributing to dam removal work as part of an effort to clean up PCB contamination in Kalamazoo. Each year the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency requires Georgia-Pacific, as it does all large manufacturers, to report publicly quantities of certain chemicals that facilities release into the air and onto land. For the 2006 period – the company showed a 12 percent decrease in these releases from 2005. Between 2000 and 2006, Georgia-Pacific reduced its total releases and transfers of these specified compounds by 26 percent. Georgia-Pacific publicly reports on its environmental performance through its Environmental and Social Responsibility report, available on its web site. In 2007, the EPA announced legal agreements among itself, Georgia-Pacific, Millennium Holdings requiring the companies to clean up an estimated $21,000,000 worth of environmental damage to the Plainwell Impoundment Area. Another settlement required an additional $15,000,000 of environmental work on the Kalamazoo River Superfund Site.
Georgia-Pacific is the largest user of de-ink fiber in the world, its subsidi
Thomas Carroll, better known by his stage name Gatzby, is an American rapper from the Hewitt section of West Milford, New Jersey. Gatzby has released several projects including albums such as "Grey Sun", "American Trash", as well as singles such as "Cherry Tree", "Home", "Iris", he has worked with various artists such as Dylan Reese, Twisted Oak, OnCue. He has a growing fan-base, is evolving his sound and artistic aesthetic surrounding his music. Gatzby was born Thomas Carroll on March 1996 in Hewitt, New Jersey, he started listening to hip-hop at a young age. He began writing his own raps in 2009 at the age of 12, he attended a private high school in Sparta, New Jersey. After years of secretly writing lyrics and putting together a list of songs, Gatzby reached out to his lifelong friend, Andrew Missey, who owned a DJ business at the time, entitled "AJDJ Music Service", they began producing songs in Andrew's bedroom with minimal studio equipment. 4 years Andrew opened up his own professional studio, appropriately naming it, "AJDJ Studios."
Since they started and Mizzy have played shows in multiple states on the east coast and opened for artists such as Chris Webby, OnCue, Huey Mac, Cam Meekins and Futuristic. In 2011, Gatzby released a series of singles. In 2012, A New Jersey local rapper, HaTeR, featured on a song entitled "Cold" which began to gain traction on social media platforms across the internet. In 2014, Gatzby's first mixtape entitled, "Enjoyable" was released on Datpiff, its initial response was underwhelming due to the lack of a solid fan-base. Over time, the project began to gain momentum through constant promotion by the artist and producers. On July 31, 2015, Gatzby released a more successful project entitled "1920" which infused Jazz, R&B into the Hip-Hop genre. Along with the mixtape came a music video, as well as pre-release listening celebration. In 2017, Gatzby released his debut album, "ANXT", a single entitled "E. X. P. E. C. T.", the precursor to the album. The album portrays a look into the mindset of someone with anxiety and depression, contains songs that fit into a multitude of genre categories such as rap, metal and blues.
"ANXT" was released on March 2017 on music platforms such as Apple Music and Spotfiy. In 2018, Gatzby began work on an album entitled "Grey Sun" with producer Filipek, which includes features from Dylan Reese, Twisted Oak, Chase Potter. Several songs off the album received radio play from a college radio station at Saint Joseph's University called Underground Powerhouse. Popular songs included "Home", "Iris", "Polaroid"; the album "Grey Sun" was released on February 15, 2019. In 2019, Gatzby surprised his fans shortly after the release of "Grey Sun" with word of releasing another album, he used social media posts and hidden text in images to reveal the title of the album, "American Trash". "American Trash" was produced by Barbershop Studios in New Jersey. The recording and production of this album is believed to have occurred before the recording and production of "Grey Sun", the previous album. "American Trash" was released on October 18, 2019. Gatzby has performed with artists such as OnCue, Chris Webby, Dylan Reese, Ryan Bronson, Ryan Oakes, Michael Wavves.
The Chief of Staff of the Air Force is a statutory office held by a four-star general in the United States Air Force, as such is the principal military advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force for Air Force activities. The Chief of Staff is the highest-ranking officer on active duty in the Air Force unless the Chairman and/or the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are Air Force officers; the Chief of Staff of the Air Force is an administrative position based in the Pentagon, while the Chief of Staff does not have operational command authority over Air Force forces, the Chief of Staff does exercise supervision of Air Force units and organizations as the designee of the Secretary of the Air Force. The current Chief of Staff of the Air Force is General David L. Goldfein. Under the authority and control of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Chief of Staff presides over the Air Staff, acts as the Secretary's executive agent in carrying out approved plans, exercises supervision, consistent with authority assigned to Commanders of the Combatant Commands, over organizations and members of the Air Force as determined by the Secretary.
The Chief of Staff may perform other duties as assigned by either the President, the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of the Air Force. The Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force a four-star general, is the Chief of Staff's principal deputy; the Chief of Staff of the Air Force is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as prescribed by 10 U. S. C. § 151. When performing his JCS duties the Chief of Staff is responsible directly to the Secretary of Defense. Like the other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the CSAF is an administrative position, with no operational command authority over the United States Air Force; the CSAF is nominated for appointment by the President and must be confirmed via majority vote by the Senate. By statute, the CSAF is appointed as a four-star general; the Chief of Staff is authorized to wear a special service cap with clouds and lightning bolts around the band of the hat. This cap is different from those worn by other general officers of the Air Force and it is for use by the Chief of Staff and Air Force officers serving as Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Prior to the creation of this position, General Henry H. Arnold was designated first Chief of the Army Air Forces and Commanding General of the Army Air Forces during World War II. *Three former chiefs of staff would serve as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: Twining served as the Chairman from August 1957 to September 1960. Brown served as the Chairman from July 1974 to June 1978. Jones served as the Chairman from June 1978 to June 1982; the fourth Air Force officer to have served as the Chairman, General Richard B. Myers, did not serve as Chief of Staff of the Air Force. McPeak is the only Chief of Staff of the Air Force to date who has served as Acting Secretary of the Air Force, thus being the only uniformed Air Force officer to have been the "head of the Air Force". Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Air Force History Support Office: Air Force Chiefs of Staff
Guxhagen is a community in Schwalm-Eder district in northern Hesse, Germany. Guxhagen lies about 15 km south of Kassel between the Habichtswald Nature Park and the Meißner-Kaufunger Wald Nature Park on the river Fulda, it neighbors Edermünde, Fuldabrück and Körle. The community consists of the six centers of Albshausen, Büchenwerra, Grebenau and Wollrode. Guxhagen was first documented in 1352 under the name Kukushayn. From 1664-1941, there were Jewish families living in Guxhagen who formed their own community and built a synagogue and school. After the events at the Kristallnacht pogrom of 1938, the number of community members decreased to 64 in 1939. In connection with the November pogrom, eleven Jewish men and a boy were arrested and brought to Breitenau concentration camp. After this event, many Jews left. During The Holocaust the rest of Jews were deported to concentration camps and most of them died. Municipal council is made up of 31 members. SPD 14 seats Gemeinschaftsliste Guxhagen 7 seats CDU 6 seats Greens 4 seats Guxhagen lies on Federal Highway B 83 and Autobahn A 7.
The community belongs to the North Hesse Transport Network, which among other things runs a hailed shared taxi within the greater community and offers local train connections. Justus Wilhelm Karl Glinzer Friedrich Paulus Christoph Weber
Koss Corporation is an American company that designs and manufactures headphones. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 1958, the company invented the first high fidelity stereophones. Koss continues to manufacture headphones and audio accessories. John C. Koss founded the J. C. Koss Hospital Television Rental Company in 1953. After a short time Koss was looking for new ideas, partnered with Martin Lange to develop a stereo headphone. Based in Milwaukee, United States, in 1991 Koss Audio & Video Electronics started producing and selling consumer electronics products as a separate company in Hazelwood, United States; the Koss family owns more than 75% of the firm. Having only a high-school education, John C. Koss worked with Lange, an engineer, to develop the headphone that launched the company by accident, as they came upon the headphone idea as a result of an attempt to market a portable phonograph. What made this product unique was the privacy switch feature, which gave listeners the opportunity to listen to the first Koss SP/3 Stereophones.
The products purpose was to demonstrate to consumers the high-fidelity stereo sound of the portable phonograph. Prior to this time, headphones had only been used for communications purposes. In 1958, the design was debuted at a hi-fi trade show in Milwaukee, audiences were approving of the design. Soon after the trade show, Koss went into business manufacturing and marketing stereophones from his basement apartment; the technology was imitated by competing manufacturers, which set the design and aesthetics of headphones for years to come. Working out of two nearby locations in the early 1970s - one housing Koss TV-Rental, which did electronics and musical instrument repairs - and their main facility two blocks to the east - Koss pioneered the high-end "electro-static" "ES series" headphone market; these headphones set the standard for wide-range frequency response. Being durable, they required service for wear and tear on cords and ear pads - and K&M Electronics, working out of the TV Rental location, supported the repair efforts of headphones that came in by the case from those customer locations.
Koss headphones were cost-effective to repair. At this site, in a separate garage setup, the musical instrument and electronics repair was done; the TV-rental and repair site was managed by John's brother Pete Koss. Koss dominated the headphone market, competing with Telex. Koss however was considered a higher quality unit at the time. Growth in the late 1970s caused them to move to their present location on the north side of Milwaukee. Diversification into related electronics areas in the 1980s ended in disaster for Koss, who filed for bankruptcy protection after a net loss in 1984 of $6 million. Koss emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in 1985. In 1991, Michael J. Koss, son of founder John C. Koss, took over as chief executive officer. In December 2009, former vice president of finance Sujata "Sue" Sachdeva was charged in federal court with wire fraud after the firm discovered her embezzlement of $34 million. Sachdeva was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison, she was released in 2017 after serving six years.
Koss was forced to restate five years of financials. It was able to recoup over $12 million from its former auditor, from Sachdeva's credit card company, from auctioning Sachdeva's stolen merchandise. In addition to selling headphones under their own brand, Koss headphones were rebranded as Radio Shack headphones under license and sold in Radio Shack stores; some of their more popular products are the Koss Plug and Koss Spark Plug which are noise isolation earphones. Their ability to be adapted to take the high-end Etymotic ear tip, the popular Koss Porta Pro has contributed to their success, their budget-priced headphones are regarded as some of the best low-end headphones on the market. Since 1989, all headphones manufactured in North America by KOSS come with a limited lifetime warranty, which covers normal use by the initial user or purchaser. Official website
Queen Mary's Hospital was a children's hospital in Carshalton, England. The hospital was built as the Southern Hospital in 1908. However, as local requirements changed, it was converted into a children's hospital and opened as the Children's Infirmary in 1909. After a visit by Queen Mary it became Queen Mary's Hospital for Children in 1915. Six new blocks were completed in 1930, it was bombed during the Second World War and, after the war, it joined the National Health Service in 1948. After services transferred to St Helier Hospital, Queen Mary's Hospital closed in 1993. Orchard Hill Hospital, a facility providing long-stay mental health services to adults, remains on the site