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Government of the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands is a parliamentary representative democratic dependency. As a British Overseas Territories, Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state; the Premier of the Cayman Islands is the head of government. Executive power is exercised by the government, legislative power is vested in both the government and the Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands; the judiciary is independent of the legislature. The Cayman Islands' physical isolation under early British colonial rule allowed the development of an indigenous set of administrative and legal traditions which were codified into a constitution in 1959. A constitution, which devolved some authority from the United Kingdom to the Cayman Islands Government, was passed by referendum on 20 May 2009. Subsequently, the islands have become self-governing; the Cayman Islands Government is aided by a tradition of restrained civil governance from the United Kingdom. The Cabinet is appointed by the governor on advice of the premier; the British Crown appoints a governor, recruited from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and serves as the British representative, including his role as the direct representative of the monarch of the United Kingdom.

Daily administration of the islands is conducted by the Cabinet. The Deputy Governor, the Attorney General are appointed by the Governor. Responsibility for defence and foreign affairs resides with the United Kingdom; the Governor can exercise complete executive authority through reserve powers afforded to HMG in the Constitution. However, he must consult with the Premier prior to using such powers and must do so in the interest of the Cayman Islands, he must give royal assent to all legislation, which allows him the power to strike down any law the legislature may see fit for the country. In modern times, the Governor allows the country to be run by the Cabinet, the civil service to be run by the Deputy Governor, the Acting Governor when the Governor is not able to discharge his usual duties for one reason or another; the Governor of the Cayman Islands is Martyn Roper and the Deputy Governor is the Honourable Franz Manderson. List of Ministers: Premier of the Cayman Islands and Cayman Islands Ministry of Home & Community Affairs: Honourable Alden McNee McLaughlin Jr Deputy Premier of the Cayman Islands and Cayman Islands Ministry of District Administration and Transport: Honourable Moses Kirkconnell Cayman Islands Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing & Infrastructure: Honourable D.

Kurt Tibbetts Cayman Islands Ministry of Health, Youth & Culture: Honourable Osbourne Bodden Cayman Islands Ministry of Finance & Economic Development: Honourable Marco Archer Cayman Islands Ministry of Financial Services, Commerce & Environment: Honourable Wayne Panton Cayman Island Ministry of Education, Employment & Gender Affairs: Honourable Tara Rivers Cayman Islands Legal Affairs and Attorney General of Cayman Islands: Honourable Samuel Bulgin The unicameral Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands is presided over by an independent speaker. The Legislative Assembly has 18 elected members. Elections are held at the discretion of the Governor at least every 4 years. Members of the Legislative Assembly may introduce bills which, if passed, are approved, returned, or disallowed by the Governor; the UK Government reserves the right to disallow bills approved by the Governor. The Premier is limited to two consecutive terms, after which the individual, Premier for two terms must sit out a term before being constitutionally eligible to be Premier again.

The Premier is Alden McLaughlin from the PPM since 29 May 2013. The four-tiered judicial system is based on English common law and local statutes; the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal is the highest court on the Islands, but a final appeal may be heard by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council sitting in London. The Grand Court, ranking below the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal, was first created in 1877 as a court of special limited jurisdiction by statute, it was established in its present form by the Grand Court Law of 1975, became a Constitutional Court in 1984. It is a Superior Court of Record of First Instance, having unlimited jurisdiction in both criminal and civil matters, except when it sits as an appellate court from the lower courts or other tribunals. Grand Court judges sit either alone, or with a jury of either seven or, for murder and money laundering trials, 12, it consists of three divisions: Admiralty Division - deals with maritime law Family Division - deals with family law, as well as marriage and children Financial Services DivisionThe Grand Court is headed by the Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands, appointed by the Governor on advice from the Judicial Service Commission.

The current Chief Justice is Anthony Smellie. Districts: George Town, Bodden Town, West Bay, North Side, East End, Sister Islands Caricom, CDB, Interpol, IOC, United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association, Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union From 2002 to 2005 the Government of the Cayman Islands sent some delinquent youth to Tranquility Bay, a operated World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools facility in Jamaica; the government funded the students. Elections in the Cayman Islands Politics of the Cayman Islands

Turów Coal Mine

The Turów coal mine or KWB Turów, is a large open pit mine in the southwest of Poland, located outside Bogatynia, Lower Silesia. Situated 55 km west of Jelenia Góra, 80 km east of Dresden, 20 km northwest of Liberec, Czech Republic, the Turów mine forms a part of an area known as the "Black Triangle" due to its past heavy industrial pollution, covering portions of eastern Germany, southwestern Poland and northern Czech Republic; the Turów mine, operated by Polska Grupa Energetyczna, represents one of the largest lignite reserves in Poland, with an estimated reserve of 760 million tonnes in coal. The annual coal production of Turów is around 27.7 million tonnes. Lignite was found near Turasów in 1740. Between 1836 and 1869 70 shafts were excavated; the owners of these mines organized the joint stock company Hercules in 1904, three years began strip mining. In 1925 the cap rock was dumped north to the mine. After the Second World War, in 1947, a Polish organization took the mine over from the Russian military administration and the KWB Turów came into existence.

In 2005 its lignite resources were 429.7 x 106 t. Official site

Murder of Syeid Alam

Syeid Alam was an Australian man, killed and beheaded in Rockhampton, Queensland on 5 April 2016. On 13 February 2020, a jury at the Rockhampton Supreme Court found Mohammed Khan guilty of murder and was sentenced to life in jail; the headless body of 33-year-old Allenstown man Syeid Alam was found by a Queensland State Emergency Service volunteer in Sydney Gully near Macalister Street in the Rockhampton suburb of Park Avenue on 16 April 2016. His head was found nearby wrapped in jeans. Eleven days prior to Alam's body being found, his wife reported him missing after becoming concerned when he failed to return from a fishing trip to the gully which flows into the nearby Fitzroy River, a short distance from the Fitzroy River Barrage, he had been last seen by his wife on 5 April 2016. Alam's black Toyota Camry, was found in a nearby street on 7 April 2016. Following the discovery of Alam's decapitated body and a suspected murder weapon, the Queensland Police Service treated his death as suspicious and appealed to the public for information those who may have been in or around the riverbank in Park Avenue.

Police dismissed suggestions by some of the local media that a crocodile had been involved in Alam's death. Property identified as that belonging to Alam was found downstream near a boat ramp off Reaney Street in Berserker on 19 April 2016. Alam's funeral was held on 20 April 2016. At the time of his death, Alam was a father of two with his wife pregnant with his third child; the family had lived in Rockhampton for about four years after arriving in Australia from Burma. On 4 May 2016, police established a crime scene at a Dean Street property in Berserker as they examined the property in connection with Alam's suspected murder, which included the use of dog squads. In May 2016, Alam's friend, co-worker and former housemate 34-year-old Mohammed Khan was arrested and charged with murdering Khan and interfering with his corpse; the 34-year-old Berserker man appeared in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on 17 May 2016 where he was remanded in custody. Khan had been employed as a halal slaughterman at the Teys Australia meat processing facility in Lakes Creek where Alam worked.

Both men were part of Rockhampton's Rohingya community. Police praised the Rohingya community for their assistance with communication with witnesses to overcome a language barrier during the investigation. After Khan's arrest, the case progressed through the courts and was mentioned in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on 29 June 2016, 21 September 2016, 19 October 2016 and 8 December 2016. In March 2017, Khan applied for bail in the Brisbane Supreme Court and issued an affidavit advising that he intended to plead not guilty, denying that he was responsible for Alam's death and claiming he had been shocked and saddened when he learnt of Alam's death. Khan was denied bail in the Brisbane Supreme Court on 24 April 2017; the case was held up in 2018 when a scheduled two-day committal hearing had to be rescheduled when it was discovered two witnesses for the prosecution had moved overseas. The committal hearing went ahead on 14 December 2018 where police alleged that between 7pm and 8pm on 5 April 2016, Khan slit Alam's throat before chopping his head off with a tomahawk.

After entering not guilty pleas to one count of murder and one count of improper handling of a head body, Khan was ordered to stand trial. The trial was expected to commence in late 2019 but Khan's defence solicitor requested during a mention in the Supreme Court on 2 September 2019 to have the trial postponed until January 2020 due to the expected absence of the defence barrister. A trial commenced in the Rockhampton Supreme Court commenced on 28 January 2020. However, the case was adjourned on 30 January 2020 due to the unavailability of a Rohingya interpreter; the trial re-commenced in the Rockhampton Supreme Court on 3 February 2020. In their opening statements, the crown prosecutor told the court that the catalyst for Alam's murder had begun several months beforehand when Khan learnt Alam's brother had been having an affair with his wife, possessed an explicit image of Khan's wife taken from a Skype call, while Khan's defence counsel claimed there was a lack of scientific evidence linking Khan to the crime, there was evidence the friendship between Alam and Khan had endured despite Khan knowing about his wife's affair with Alam's brother.

During the trial, the court heard testimony from Alam's widow, Alam's brother, a Queensland Police forensic scientist and a forensic pathologist from the John Tonge Centre. After six days of evidence was heard, the jury retired on 11 February 2020 to deliberate. On 13 February 2020, the jury returned its verdict, finding Mohammed Khan guilty of murdering Syeid Alam. Justice Graeme Crow sentenced Khan to life imprisonment. In sentencing, Crow described how Khan had been offered a new chance of life in Australia and was working and contributing to the Rockhampton community until he murdered his friend. Crow added that the beheading of any human was "truly horrendous" and that he had caused issues for Alam's wife, both psychologically and with the conditions surrounding her visa as she now no longer had someone to provide for her family. Through his interpreter, Khan replied that the court had betrayed him because he was a foreigner and said that he believed there was insufficient evidence to prove he was guilty

Sarah Amelia Scull

Sarah Amelia Scull was an American educator and writer, author of Greek Mythology Systematized and Illustrations of Greek Mythology and Greek Art. Sarah Amelia Scull was born in Bushnell's Basin, New York and raised in Smethport, the daughter of Paul Ebenezer Scull and Rhoda Tyler Scull, she attended Genesee Wesleyan Seminary in New York. Scull taught at the Pittsburgh Female College in Meadville, Pennsylvania from 1860 to 1866, at the Chestnut Street Seminary in Philadelphia, she and two other women teachers opened the short-lived Logan Square Seminary in Philadelphia. She became vice-principal of Mount Vernon Seminary in Washington, D. C. after it was founded in 1875. She was first corresponding secretary of the Women's Anthropological Society. Scull wrote Greek Mythology Systematized from her studies and reading on the topic. From her base in Washington, she traveled to Greece in 1886, studying and touring and taking over 500 photographs of scenery, architectural ruins and statues, she published the photos as Illustrations of Greek art.

"Because this age is one of financial estimates and enterprises," Scull wrote of her work, "so much the more is there imperative need that we cultivate in every direction, by every method, power to apprehend and appreciate the precious values of spirit, truth-seeking and beauty-loving."Scull was listed among the directors of the Washington Archaeological Society for 1895-1897. She was a literary club in Washington. In 1884 the Wesleyan Female College awarded her an honorary doctorate for her scholarship. Scull died from injuries sustained in a house fire in 1913, aged 79 years. An unfinished manuscript on Greek history, a project she had been writing for many years, was lost in the fire with her. Sarah Scull Residence 2008, a compilation of clippings about Scull on the Planet Smethport Project website. A photograph taken by S. A. Scull in Greece in 1889, "Family Of Greek Priest At Daulis", in the New York Public Library Digital Collections

ARQ (film)

ARQ is a 2016 American-Canadian science fiction film directed by Tony Elliott. It was selected to be screened in the Discovery section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival; the film was released on Netflix worldwide on September 16, 2016. Robbie Amell plays an engineer, he attempts to save his former lover, played by Rachael Taylor, while learning who has targeted him and why. Renton wakes up beside his former lover, Hannah. Three men break into his bedroom and, when Renton breaks his neck while escaping, he wakes with a start where he was just a moment earlier; the men break in once again and Hannah to chairs in another room. Their leader, says he represents a rebel group known as the Bloc and demands Renton surrender money or "scrips" that he had stolen from their rival organization, the Torus Corporation. Father and the two other men and Brother, leave to eat in another room and Renton is able to cut himself and Hannah loose, he explains that he built the ARQ, a working perpetual motion machine, while working for Torus and stole the machine.

Hannah urges him to comply with the men. He wakes with a start back in bed with Hannah, only to relive the same scenario; this time, after freeing the two of them, he asks Hannah to help poison the intruders with cyanide gas. The plan fails. Renton surrenders the scrips and Sonny shoots him. In the next iteration, Renton questions Hannah about her past before freeing her, she admits. Though he does not trust Hannah and Hannah work out a deal where they will split the scrips after using the cyanide gas to force Father and his group to stand down. Once they have the three men captured, Renton reneges on the deal, demanding that Hannah abandon the Bloc and come with him. Hannah accidentally shoots Renton in an ensuing scuffle; when Renton and Hannah wake up together, she can now recall the previous iteration. Renton theorizes. Sonny reveals himself as a Torus mercenary and kills everyone. Renton and Hannah agree in the next iteration, they convince Father to help them stop Sonny but, once they do, Brother shoots Renton, not realizing that Sonny works for Torus.

In the next iteration, Sonny becomes aware of the time loop and kills Father and Brother. When Sonny overpowers them, Renton sacrifices himself to prevent Sonny from acquiring the ARQ. In the next iteration, Sonny saves Cuz's life kills Father and Brother. Renton and Hannah poison Cuz with the cyanide. Before dying, Sonny sets a trap that kills Hannah, prompting Renton to allow the next iteration to begin. Everyone is now aware of the time loop, Sonny and Cuz take everyone hostage. After Sonny forces Renton to disable the machine and Brother die in the confusion of a blackout. Renton and Hannah escape and realize the time loop is localized to the house. Renton decides to go back inside to destroy the machine and Hannah goes back with him. After they kill Cuz, who turns out to have been Hannah's torturer, Sonny restarts the ARQ, only to be killed himself. An interrupted video message and the ARQ's logs reveal a second, outer time loop: after every nine time loops, all of their memories are reset.

They have unknowingly repeated the same nine loops thousands of times. Realizing they are on their ninth loop and Hannah leave a desperate message to themselves, hoping future iterations can get the ARQ to the Bloc before Torus's reinforcements arrive. After a robot breaks through and kills them, Hannah wakes with a gasp; the concept dates back to 2008, prior to writer-director Tony Elliot's work on the television series Orphan Black. The script remained in development hell for years. After the rights reverted to Elliott, Netflix offered to produce it. In January 2016, it was announced that Netflix would distribute the film. Mason Novick, John Finemore, Kyle Franke, Nick Spicer produced the film under their Lost City and XYZ Films banner; that same month, it was announced that Robbie Rachael Taylor had been cast in the film. Shooting took place in Toronto over 19 days. Elliott quoted the budget at "under $2 million"; the film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2016.

The film was released on September 16, 2016. John DeFore of The Hollywood Reporter called it a "tricky little time twister that makes the most of its limited resources", comparing it to Groundhog Day and Edge of Tomorrow in its concept. DeFore wrote that the film throws many new wrinkles into its looping plot, causing viewers to stop trying to predict characters' actions. Of the film's climax, DeFore said, "Amazingly, given how many time-travel pix collapse in a tangle of logic around this point, ARQ knows how to wrap its paradoxes up in a way we can hardly criticize."On Rotten Tomatoes ARQ holds a 43% rating with critics, after seven reviews. ARQ on IMDb ARQ at Rotten Tomatoes The Latest Netflix Original Movie ‘ARQ’ Is A Dystopian Time Loop Adventure

Cook County, New South Wales

Cook County was one of the original Nineteen Counties in New South Wales and is now one of the 141 Cadastral divisions of New South Wales. It includes the area to the west of Sydney in the Blue Mountains, between the Colo River in the north, the Coxs River in the south and west, encompassing Lithgow, Mount Victoria, Wentworth Falls and most of the other towns in the Blue Mountains; the Nepean River is the border to the east. Before 1834, the area was part of the Westmoreland and Roxburgh counties. Cook County was named in honour of the navigator James Cook; the Electoral district of Cook and Westmoreland was the first state electoral district for the area, between 1856 and 1859. A full list of parishes found within this county.