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Global Television Network

The Global Television Network is a owned Canadian English-language terrestrial television network. It is Canada's second most-watched private terrestrial television network after CTV, has fifteen owned-and-operated stations throughout the country. Global is owned by Corus Entertainment — the media holdings of JR Shaw and other members of his family. Global has its origins in a regional television station of the same name, serving Southern Ontario, which launched in 1974; the Ontario station was soon purchased by the now-defunct CanWest Global Communications, that company expanded its national reach in the subsequent decades through both acquisitions and new station launches, building up a quasi-network of independent stations, known as the CanWest Global System, until the stations were unified under the Ontario station's branding in 1997. The network has its origins in NTV, a new network first proposed in 1966 by Hamilton media proprietor Ken Soble, the co-founder and owner of independent station CHCH-TV through his Niagara Television company.

Financially backed by Power Corporation of Canada, Soble submitted a brief to the Board of Broadcast Governors in 1966 proposing a national satellite-fed network. Under the plan, Soble's company would launch Canada's first broadcast satellite, would use it to relay the programming of CHCH to 96 new transmitters across Canada. Soble died in December of that year. Soble had formulated the plan after failing in a bid to acquire CTV; the original proposal was criticized on various grounds, including claims that it exceeded the board's concentration of media ownership limits and that it was overly ambitious and financially unsustainable. As well, it failed to include any plan for local news content on any of its individual stations beyond the metropolitan Toronto and Vancouver markets. By 1968, NTV put forward its first official license application, under which the original 96 transmitters would be supplemented by 43 more transmitters to distribute a separate French language service, along with provisions for the free distribution of CBC Television, Radio-Canada and a new noncommercial educational television service on the network's satellite.

Transponder space would be leased to CTV and Télé-Métropole, but as competing commercial services they would not have been granted the free distribution rights the plan offered to the public television services. However, after federal communications minister Paul Hellyer announced plans to move forward with the publicly owned Anik series of broadcast satellites through Telesat Canada instead of leaving the rollout of satellite technology in the hands of private corporations, Power Corporation backed out of the application and left NTV in limbo. Bruner was fired from Niagara Television in 1969, purportedly because his efforts to rescue the network application were leading him to neglect his other duties with the company's existing media operations, he put together another investment team to form Global Communications, which carried the network application forward thereafter. By 1970, the Canadian Radio and Television Commission had put out a formal call for "third" stations in several major cities.

Global Communications put forward a revised application under which the network would launch with transmitters only in Ontario, as an interim step toward the eventual buildout of the entire network envisioned by Soble. Because Niagara Television and CHCH were no longer involved in the proposal, the 1970 application requested a license to launch a new station in Toronto as the chain's flagship; the network license was approved by the CRTC on July 21, 1972. The group was granted a six-transmitter network in Southern Ontario, stretching from Windsor to Ottawa, they had sought a seventh transmitter in Maxville that could reach Montreal, but were turned down because of a CRTC moratorium on new stations in the Montreal market. The transmitters would all be fed from a central studio in Toronto; the group agreed not to accept local advertising. The station's initial plan was to broadcast only during prime time hours from 5 p.m. to midnight, while leasing daytime hours to the Ontario Educational Communications Authority to broadcast educational programming.

However, the OECA declined the offer, opting instead to expand the TVOntario network by launching its own transmitters. The new Global Television Network, with the callsign CKGN-TV, launched on January 6, 1974 from studios located at a former factory in the Don Mills neighbourhood in North York at 6 p.m. local time. Global remains based there today. Although the Ontario station has always been based in Toronto, its main transmitter was licensed to Paris, Ontario. Global's original prime time schedule included Patrick Watson's documentary series Witness to Yesterday, Pierre Berton's political debate show The Great Debate, a Canadian edition of Bernard Braden's British consumer affairs newsmagazine The Braden Beat, William Shatner's film talk show Flick Flack, Sunday night Toronto Toros hockey games and a nightly variety series called Everything Goes, as well as a few imported American series including Chopper One, Dirty Sally and Doc Elliot. In March, the station drew a formal complaint from MP James McGrath against its airing of the 1969 Western film Heaven with a Gun, as the film featured scenes of violence which McGrath considered inappropriate.

The station ran into a financial crisis within

Out Where the Buses Don't Run

"Out Where the Buses Don't Run" is the third episode of the second season of the American crime drama television series Miami Vice. The episode first aired on NBC on 18 October 1985, it featured guest star Bruce McGill as an eccentric retired police officer attempting to aid Metro-Dade detectives James "Sonny" Crockett and Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs in the search for a missing drug lord. The episode was the second of four in the series directed by Jim Johnston, was written by John Mankiewicz and Douglas Lloyd McIntosh based on a story idea by McIntosh and Joel Surnow. "Out Where the Buses Don't Run" was well-received critically, earning a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for editor Robert A. Daniels, appearing in TV Guide's 1997 list of the "100 Greatest TV Episodes of All Time"; when James "Sonny" Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs arrest a small-scale drug dealer, they receive a visit at the police station from a man Crockett recognises as retired Vice officer Hank Weldon. Weldon informs the pair that the man they have arrested works for a drug lord called Tony Arcaro, who disappeared five years before after narrowly avoiding a conviction.

Suspicious of Weldon's motives, his unstable mental condition and Tubbs visit his former police partner Marty Lang, who informs them that Weldon was discharged on medical grounds rather than having retired. He had painstakingly built up a case against Arcaro and suffered a breakdown when the drug lord walked free on a technicality; when the pair go to leave, they find that Weldon has followed them, is both defensive and furious concerning their visit to his partner. However, he reveals that Arcaro's successor, Freddie Constanza, is to be shot that day on Arcaro's orders. All three reach the location of the hit in time to witness Constanza being killed, Weldon is arrested on suspicion of involvement. Weldon is released uncharged, acting on information he overheard from his cell-mate, tips off Crockett and Tubbs to the location of a drug deal involving Arcaro's men; when the deal is interrupted and Arcaro found to be absent, Weldon is storms off. That night, Weldon places a call to the police station claiming.

When Crockett and Tubbs arrive at the scene, an abandoned tenement building, they find a disturbed but lucid Weldon, who begins to tear down a plaster wall. Immured inside the wall is a newspaper from the day of his acquittal. Weldon does not admit to having killed Arcaro in response to the court trial, while Lang confesses to helping build the wall—to help his partner, flatly stating "He was my partner. "Out Where the Buses Don't Run" was the second of four in the series directed by Jim Johnston, after his début for the series with the first season episode "Nobody Lives Forever".. The episode was written by John Mankiewicz and Douglas Lloyd McIntosh based on a story idea by McIntosh and Joel Surnow. Although this would be McIntosh's only contribution to the series, Mankiewicz would write "Yankee Dollar" in the same season, whilst Surnow would contribute a total of nine episodes over the series' run; as was customary for Miami Vice episodes, "Out Where the Buses Don't Run" made use of popular music.

The opening scene features "Baba O'Riley" by The Who, whilst "Brothers in Arms" by Dire Straits plays during the climactic scene. Incidental music by series composer Jan Hammer is used for the remainder of the episode's score. Guest star Bruce McGill was cast only days before production began, after Dennis Hopper, for whom the role was written, pulled out. McGill flew from New York to Miami during the middle of the night to arrive on time, began reading the script without having slept for some time, he based his interpretation of the character on the idea that Weldon would use his odd behaviour as a defense mechanism when conversations did not go his way. McGill would appear in several films directed by Miami Vice creator Michael Mann, including Collateral, The Insider, Ali. McGill credits his "flamboyant" performance as Weldon for these roles, as well as for his casting Jack Dalton on MacGyver. "Out Where the Buses Don't Run" first aired on NBC on October 18, 1985. and has been well-received critically.

The episode earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for editor Robert A. Daniels; the episode appeared in TV Guide's 1997 list of the "100 Greatest TV Episodes of All Time". McGill's performance has been praised as "virtuoso" and "disturbing". Emily VanDerWerff, writing for The A. V. Club, felt that the episode replaced the "goofiness" of contemporary police dramas with "cold, dark cynicism", finding that the episode's dark ending "set a new standard for TV direction". DVD Verdict's Judge Ryan Keefer reviewed the episode positively, rating it a B+ and praising McGill's acting; the episode has been examined in Stephen Sanders' book Miami Vice. The author describes the episode as tackling "a nearly ubiquitous noir theme", namely "the appearance of the past in the present". Sanders described McGill's character Weldon as "lost in a noir void, neither redeemed nor justified". Conard, Mark T.. The Philosophy of Neo-Noir. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-2422-3. Moore, Allen F.. Analyzing Popular Music.

Cambridge University Press. ISBN 052177120X. Sanders, Stephen. Miami Vice: TV Milestones. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-3419-5. Out Where the Buses Don't Run on IMDb

National Youth Commission (Philippines)

The National Youth Commission known as the NYC, is a government agency in the Philippines that addresses issues surrounding the Filipino youth. It was founded on June 1995, via Republic Act 8044 or the Youth in Nation-Building Act; the NYC is the Philippine government's sole policy-making body on youth affairs, but coordinates and implements some programs designed to help the youth be more aware of the issues surrounding them. Its NYC mandate is enshrined in the 1987 Philippine Constitution: "The State recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation-building and shall promote and protect their physical, spiritual and social well-being, it shall inculcate in nationalism. Since 1995, NYC releases the Philippine Medium Term Youth Development Plan, a product of desk reviews and series of consultations on young Filipino's issues and concerns with representatives of youth and youth serving organizations; the youth's perception on issues, that affect them have served as important inputs in crafting the MTYDP.

The MTYDP serves as a guiding framework for youth empowerment. It outlines steps; the plan is a broad guide for action, young Filipinos play a important role in ensuring that the recommended policies and courses of actions are carried out. The Government Internship Program is NYC’s contribution to the poverty alleviation program of the government. NYC arranges for other government agencies and private companies to hire out-of-school, unemployed youth as interns who receive a monthly stipend, 75% of the minimum wage; the commission provides a National Secretariat to the Sangguniang Kabataan and convenes the National Youth Parliament every two years. The NYP is a 3-day convention of youth leaders wherein policy recommendations are formulated to address youth issues, serve as the government’s guide in policy formulation and program development. Started in 1996, youth leaders gather every two years to share ideas and gain valuable insights and networks to aid them in their youth development efforts.

NYC implements the annual Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program, a cultural exchange program that started in 1974 as a joint statement between ASEAN member countries and Japan. Participated by young people from these countries, the program’s objective is to promote friendship and mutual understanding; the Commission is one of the organizers of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations -- the country's premier search for outstanding youth groups. TAYO is implemented together with the Office of Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan and the TAYO Awards Foundation, headed by Bam Aquino. On July 4, 2016, NYC was among the 12 agencies from the Office of the President reassigned to the Office of the Cabinet Secretary, based on Executive Order #1 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte. On October 31, 2018, the Commission, through Executive Order No. 67, was transferred to the Department of the Interior and Local Government along with the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos and the Philippine Commission on Women as part of the reorganization of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary.

In 2019, the National Youth Commission's chairman, Ronald Cardema, came under strict public scrutiny after he suggested that government scholarships would be revoked for youths and students who took part in protests those against the government. This suggestion did not have wide support both in government and in youth-oriented partylists in congress. National Youth Commission Philippines website

Journey Thru an Electric Tube

Journey Thru an Electric Tube is an album by American jazz vibraphonist Mike Mainieri first released in 1968 on the Solid State label. The Allmusic review by Tony Wilds said "Journey Through an Electric Tube is not to be high on anyone's list, just as Mainieri is an obscure vibist. Journey may well be a cash-in on Dave Pike's success with The Doors of similar works. Journey features excellent ideas and playing and of course Sonny Lester's top direction.... It is all low-volume and never-abrasive, however. Call it experimental, forward-looking without being too forward or pretentious". All compositions by Mike Mainieri except where noted "It's All Becoming So Clear Now" − 5:21 "The Wind" − − 5:15 "Connecticut Air" − 2:47 "We'll Speak Above the Roar" − 6:16 "The Bush" − 2:54 "I'll Sing You Softly of My Life" − 4:45 "Yes, I'm the One" − 0:47 "Allow Your Mind to Wander" − 13:53 Mike Mainieri - electric vibes Jeremy Steigflute Joe Beck − electric guitar Sam Brown − electric guitar, classical guitar Warren Bernhardtpiano, organ Donald MacDonalddrums Sally Waring − vocals

Eric Barton

Eric Barton is a former American football linebacker who played for twelve seasons in the National Football League. He played college football at Maryland before he was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft, he played for the Raiders from 1999–2003, the New York Jets from 2004–2008, the Cleveland Browns from 2009–2010. Barton went to Thomas A. Edison High School in Alexandria, Virginia. Barton attended the University of Maryland where he majored in criminal justice. Barton Earned All-American honors from the National Recruiting Advisor and an All-Atlantic Coast recognition from Blue Chip Illustrated Magazine and was rated 10th-best football player in Virginia by Super Prep Magazine as a senior at Edison High School in Alexandria, Virginia, he recorded more than 100 tackles as a sophomore and senior at Maryland, which helped land him fourth on the career tackles list. He led the ACC in solo tackles as junior and senior, he was an All-ACC first-team selection as senior and led conference in total tackles and average tackles per game.

Barton was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He saw action in all of his 16 games in the 1999 NFL season, making three starts and finishing with 29 tackles and two sacks, he recorded a sack in the first play of his first NFL start and finished with, a team-high, eight tackles in Week 15 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he tallied 13 tackles at LB in Super Bowl XXXVII in a loss to the Buccaneers. He led the team for the ninth time on the season with a nine-tackle performance vs. the Kansas City Chiefs in the season finale. Barton signed with the New York Jets as an unrestricted free agent in 2004, he registered nine or more tackles seven times in the 2004 NFL season, including an AFC Wild Card victory over the San Diego Chargers. He earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors as a result of nine tackles, one sack, one INT, two PD, one FF and one FR in Week 15 win vs. the Seattle Seahawks and led the defense with a career-high 16 tackles, including 12 solo and one for loss, in a defeat against the Buffalo Bills.

He was placed on the Injured Reserve, for the first time in his career after suffering an ankle injury. He became the first Jet Defender since 2000 to record a sack and interception on the same drive against the Washington Redskins, he has played in 120 career Regular Season games with 85 starts and has recorded 680 tackles, 18.5 sacks, four INTs, 18 pass deflected, six forced fumbles and four fumble recovery in his career. So far he has posted four seasons with 100 or more total tackles. Barton signed with the Cleveland Browns as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2009 and played 2 years with them. Up to the 2010 NFL season, after 12 years of play, he is the only player still active in the NFL among those drafted in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. On February 9, 2011, Barton was released by the Browns. Barton was adopted and met his brother, Aaron Curry, a former linebacker in the NFL, his birth mother, Chris Curry, for the first time October 30, 2010. Eric Barton on Twitter Cleveland Browns bio New York Jets bio

Mashiur Rahman (politician from Rangpur)

Mashiur Rahman known as Jadu Mia, was a senior minister, with the rank and status of a prime minister in charge of the ministry of Railways and Highways of the Bangladesh from 29 June 1978 to 12 March 1979. Mashiur Rahman Jadu Miah was born in 1924 in Rangpur, British India. Mashiur Rahman Jadu Mia was an elected member of National Council of Pakistan in 1962 and led the council as deputy leader of the opposition, he was arrested in 1963 for his involvement in the anti-government movement. Before the liberation war, in 1971, Jadu Miah formally declared Bangladesh's independence and called for forming an all-party government at a public gathering at Paltan Maidan on 23 March, he became Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani's deputy leader in the National Awami Party in the same period. After the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975, the post of Prime Minister of Bangladesh was abolished; when Ziaur Rahman, who came to power in November 1975, became the President of Bangladesh on 21 April 1977, a ministerial system was reestablished, Mashiur Rahman served as a senior minister with the rank and status of a prime minister in charge of the Ministry of Railways and Highways of Bangladesh from 29 June 1978 to 12 March 1979.

He was instrumental in the founding of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party. Despite plans and Ziaur Rahman's wish to appoint him prime minister, following his sudden death on 12 March 1979, Shah Azizur Rahman was appointed to the office on 15 April 1979, his eldest son, Shafiqul Ghani Swapan, was a state minister in the government of President Ziaur Rahman and President Hussain Muhammad Ershad - his brother in law