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Government Buildings

Government Buildings is a large Edwardian building enclosing a quadrangle on Merrion Street in Dublin, Ireland, in which several key offices of the Government of Ireland are located. It was shared between the Dublin Castle administration and the Royal College of Science for Ireland. Among the offices of State located in the building are: Department of the Taoiseach Council Chamber Office of the Attorney General Department of Finance Department of Public Expenditure and Reform The building, to become Government Buildings was the last major public building constructed under British rule in what is now the Republic of Ireland; the foundation stone for the building was laid by King Edward VII in 1904. It was built on the site of a row of Georgian houses that were being controversially demolished one by one as the new building was erected; the building itself was designed by Sir Aston Webb, a British architect, to redesign the façade of Buckingham Palace. The final completed building was opened by King George V in 1911.

It may have been intended for use by the Royal College of Science, but it soon attracted the attention of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland's Dublin Castle administration. It was chosen to be the location for the first meeting of the new Parliament of Southern Ireland, created under the Government of Ireland Act 1920, in June 1921; the planned State Opening of Parliament proved a fiasco, as only four members of the House of Commons of Southern Ireland and a minority of members of the Senate of Southern Ireland turned up. The Houses were adjourned sine die. With the coming into existence of the Irish Free State in December 1922, Leinster House, the headquarters of the Royal Dublin Society, located next door to the Royal College of Science, became the provisional seat of the Free State's parliament, Oireachtas Shaorstát Éireann; the Executive Council of the Irish Free State commandeered part of the college as temporary office space. Two years the Free State decided to buy Leinster House outright from the RDS.

Government usage of part of the Royal College of Science became permanent. From 1922 to 1991, the former Royal College of Science building was divided between a number of bodies; the wing to the right of the main entrance was used by the Department of the President in 1938 renamed Department of the Taoiseach. The Attorney General, the Department of Justice and Equality and other offices occupied that wing of the building; the south wing was occupied permanently by the Department of Finance. The centre block of the courtyard under the dome was still used by the Royal College of Science, when it merged with University College, Dublin, by students from the Faculty of Engineering. Over the decades, some departments moved out to purpose built offices, leaving the north wing for the Taoiseach, Government Secretariat and Attorney General. In the mid-1980s unhappy at the cramped office space, Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald decided to convert the entire building for government use; this policy was implemented by his successor, Charles Haughey, who had the state sell a block of Georgian houses across the road, which up to had been in state ownership, for £17 million to fund the rebuild.

A new engineering faculty was built on University College, Dublin's Belfield campus at tens of millions of pounds. Much of the original interior of the original building was gutted to facilitate the creation of a state-of-the-art new government office. Haughey moved into the new building in 1991. Critics of the expenditure, at a time when the Republic of Ireland was in financial difficulties, nicknamed the building the Chaz Mahal. However, criticism of the redesigned building soon died away and it won major architectural awards for its design, with world leaders like British Prime Minister John Major praising it to Taoiseach Albert Reynolds when he visited the building to meet him; the entrance hall is dominated by light streaming through Evie Hone's critically acclaimed stained glass window, My Four Green Fields. The new building included a state-of-the-art suite of offices for the Taoiseach and staff, a set of committee rooms, new offices, canteen facilities, a helicopter pad and a new press briefing room.

The Office of Public Works had planned a new cabinet suite of rooms also. However, the Government opted to continue to use the Council Chamber, the cabinet room for all Irish governments since 1922. Government Buildings are protected by the Garda Síochána and an armed company from the Military Police Corps

Another World (The Chemical Brothers song)

"Another World" is a song by The Chemical Brothers, the third song and second single from Further, their seventh studio album released 14 June 2010. It lasts 5:40 but there is a shorter version featured on the single and radio; the single was released on 18 August 2010 in the UK. The duo talked to Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 6 Music about the song; the music video is first featured in the Adam Smith and Marcus Lyal film Further, the second disc of the CD+DVD version of the Further album. The video is taken from that film the original part which featured "Another World". "Another World" – 2:57 "Swoon" – 5:21 "Swoon" – 9:27 "Horse Power" – 6:35The B-sides were featured on a 12" limited edition vinyl, on individual download singles. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Sierra Highway

Sierra Highway or El Camino Sierra is a road in Southern California, United States. El Camino Sierra refers to the full length of a trail formed in the 19th century, rebuilt as highways in the early 20th century, that ran from Los Angeles to Lake Tahoe following parts of modern State Route 14, U. S. Route 395 and State Route 89. Two portions of this road are signed as Sierra Highway; the first is an old alignment of SR 14/U. S. Route 6 from Los Angeles to Mojave; this road is signed with the unusual designation of State Route 14U through the city of Santa Clarita. The second part signed. Traversing the extremes of California, from the Mojave Desert to the Sierra Nevada, El Camino Sierra has been advertised to the world as a highway to showcase the natural beauty of California as far back as 1910. Though most of Sierra Highway was bypassed in the early 1970s with freeways, the road is still well known; the portion through the San Gabriel Mountains is noted as the primary filming location for the film Duel.

El Camino Sierra connects Los Angeles with Lake Tahoe along the eastern edge of California, serving the counties of Los Angeles, Inyo, Alpine and El Dorado. The highway exists. North of Mojave, El Camino Sierra is better known by the numbered designations in current use. While traversing the state, the highway crosses several mountain passes; the highway crests the San Gabriel Mountains via Soledad Pass. While in the Sierra Nevada the highway crosses Sherwin Summit, Deadman Summit, Conway Summit, Devil's Gate Pass, Monitor Pass and Luther Pass. Sierra Highway begins at Tunnel Station within the northernmost limits of the City of Los Angeles, where it intersects with San Fernando Road; this junction was the intersection of U. S. Route 99 and U. S. Route 6, it is located adjacent to the intersection of the replacement freeways, the Newhall Pass interchange of Interstate 5 and State Route 14. The highway serves as one of the main thoroughfares of Santa Clarita. Through the city, Route 14 was moved to a freeway alignment in 1971.

As a result, this portion is signed California State Route 14U, the U signifying "un-relinquished". Formal specifications for Route 14U are not published on Caltrans logs, but the route's existence is acknowledged in Caltrans' bridge inventory logs. According to the City of Santa Clarita, Caltrans maintains Sierra Highway from 500 feet north of Newhall Avenue to Whispering Leaves Drive; the remaining part of Sierra Highway through the City of Santa Clarita is maintained by the City and not part of the 14U designation. Sierra Highway, modern Route 14, a main line of the Union Pacific Railroad all cross the San Gabriel Mountains, cresting the mountains at Soledad Pass; the three transportation arteries use different paths up the mountains, separating at Santa Clarita and converging near Acton. Sierra Highway uses Mint Canyon, the railroad uses Soledad Canyon and the modern Route 14 is a hybrid route using the ridges and side canyons between the two older routes; these canyons are formed by its tributaries.

Upon exiting the mountains, Sierra Highway enters the Antelope Valley and serves as one of the main streets of Palmdale and Rosamond. The highway runs parallel to the railroad, becoming a frontage road. Just shy of Mojave the freeway portion of Route 14 ends, while the frontage road becomes a dirt path and terminates. From this point, the canonical route of Sierra Highway joins State Route 14, passing through downtown Mojave. North of Mojave the alignments of State Routes 14 and 89, U. S. Route 395 have not changed since first paved, are called El Camino Sierra. Significant portions have been upgraded to a divided highway; the highway cuts across Red Rock Canyon State Park to follow a series of valleys along the crest of the Sierra Nevada. While traversing the Owens Valley, the Sierra Highway passes Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States, 10,000 feet above the highway; as of 2009, the only other signed section of Sierra Highway is a portion of U. S. 395 past the separation with U.

S. 6 in Bishop. U. S. 395 was rebuilt on a new alignment on the ascent around Crowley Lake. Unlike the highway relocation in southern California, the old alignments have been renamed, now called Lower Rock Creek Road, Old Sherwin Grade, Crowley Creek Road. From here to Lake Tahoe, the highway crosses mountainous terrain inside the Sierra Nevada, giving the highway its name. While in the Sierra Nevada, the road passes by attractions such as Mammoth Mountain, Yosemite National Park and Mono Lake. El Camino Sierra separates from U. S. 395, just prior to the Nevada state line at Topaz Lake, following SR 89. This is the only portion of the route not used year-round, as Caltrans closes Route 89 over Monitor Pass during winter months. Motorists destined for Lake Tahoe during the winter closures can continue along US 395 into Nevada, return to California via Nevada State Route 88 or Nevada State Route 207; the first recorded journey along what would become El Camino Sierra was by Jedediah Smith in 1826. The trail was in common use by prospectors passing through the area because of the California Gold Rush and Comstock Lode.

While still a dirt road, several people began promoting El Camino Sierra as a scenic route. In 1910, the Los Angeles Times announced that Governor Gillet had announced funding to construct a new road to connect El Camino Real with Yosemite Nation