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Kurrajong Heights Hotel

Kurrajong Heights Hotel was a residential hotel on the main road from Richmond to Bell, known as Bell's Line of Road in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Kurrajong Heights is a town 79 kilometres north-west of Sydney, in the local government area of the City of Hawkesbury, it is stretched across the Bells Line of Road in the Blue Mountains, west of Kurrajong and east of Bilpin. At the hotel's opening in 1928, Kurrajong Heights had a population of around 150. Hawkesbury People & Places Kurrajong Website Kurrajong-Comleroy Historical Society

Mayor of Derry

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council is an honorary position bestowed upon a Citizen of Derry City & Strabane District in Northern Ireland, in practice a member of Derry and Strabane District Council, chosen by his or her peers on the Council to serve a one-year term. The Mayor is Chairman of the Council as well as the city's first citizen; the current Mayor is Michaela Boyle of Sinn Féin. The post has a long history. A provost, Sir Henry Docwra, was appointed in the initial city charter of 1604 by James I. In 1613, this post was replaced with that of governor, or mayor, with John Rowley being the first to serve; the City charter of 1665 which provided: During much of its history, it has been held by unionists, but in recent years, the majority of mayors have been Irish nationalists, reflecting the majority of the city's population. From 1921 until 1969, the Mayor was automatically entitled to a seat in the Senate of Northern Ireland. Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly, 1921 - 72

West Cote

West Cote is a historic home located near Howardsville, Albemarle County, Virginia. The house was built about 1830, is a two-story, five-bay, brick dwelling; the front facade features a two-story, Tuscan order portico with paired full-height columns and no pediment.. On the property are a contributing office / guest house, well, corn crib, stable. Set on a sweeping hillside overlooking the confluence of the James and Rockfish rivers, West Cote, in Albemarle County, Virginia features a two-story, classical revival plantation dwelling built ca. 1830. A well-preserved example of a high-style house of the Early Republican era, it is associated in its design and execution with a group of houses in central Virginia that were constructed by builders who were either involved in or influenced by the construction of the University of Virginia to Thomas Jefferson's designs. Surviving outbuildings include a guesthouse, corncrib and a stable; the unusually wide and deep ante-bellum well is noteworthy. What is now West Cote was once a part of large tracts of land assembled in the 1730s and 1740s by Allen Howard.

Howard was one of a group of large landholders who were the contemporaries of Peter Jefferson, father of Thomas Jefferson. These men led and promoted the settlement of what became Albemarle and its adjacent counties. Howard and his descendants lived near the confluence of the Rockfish rivers; the present house at West Cote was built about 1830 by one of those descendants, William Howard Carter. Carter inherited the property in 1826. In 1837 he petitioned to erect a ferry across the James River near West Cote; the architectural and construction details indicate. It was an era of house building and a number of large brick mansions rose both on the hills and in the valleys of Albemarle; this came at a time. This large state project brought to the area a group of skilled workmen, some of whom trained others. Many of both groups remained in the general area and became builders of houses and courthouses and made changes to older buildings, it is that someone who worked on the University buildings or was trained by University workmen built West Cote.

Its fine brickwork, impressive portico, geometric front-door transom all are reminiscent of the retired president's idiosyncratic style. By 1840 William Howard Carter was in financial straits. In that year he sold West Cote to a neighbor. Two years Crank sold the property to William D. Boaz who owned it for 12 years. Boaz sold West Cote in 1856 beginning a succession of six sales until 1893 when Andrew Blair, a "prizefighter" from Richmond, bought it; the Blair family used West Cote as a retreat and called it "Summer Hill". They owned it until the longest family ownership in the history of the property; the next owners were the Covingtons. Susan Byrd, sold it in 2008 to the present owners, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. WestCote's massive brick dwelling rises two stories above a raised basement; the front is of oiled brick in Flemish bond with penciled joints. The north wall is of stock brick in Flemish bond while the other two walls are of five-course American bond.

The main facade is five bays wide and features a two-story Tuscan portico with paired full-height columns and no pediment. The portico gives access to the front door, a double door under a large rectangular transom; the transom features tracery in the form of a fan with radiating ribs connected by two rows of swags and a three-petal flower in each of the upper corner quadrants. Over the transom is a lintel with corner blocks that extend beyond the door frame; this combination of elements is typical of buildings that bridge the Roman Revival and Greek Revival styles. The four basement windows have single sashes of nine panes each; the first-floor windows have nine-over-nine sash and the second-floor windows have six-over-six. The house has a low hipped roof covered with standing-seam sheet metal; the portico is crowned by a modern metal railing. The end elevations are unadorned except for the massive cornice and frieze that surrounds the house at the eaves; the cornice is decorated with a beaded molding inspired by an illustration in Asher Benjamin's American Builders Companion, 1805.

The rear elevation has the same center fenestration as the front. There is a small two-story twentieth-century frame addition in the center of the rear wall. Westcote is an I-house with a center passage plan on each floor; the basement is finished and houses a dining room and kitchen. The former has simple trim and the latter has modem but complementary finishes; the upper floors exhibit unusual woodwork combining elements from several different styles. The first-floor doors have eight panels rather than the usual six; these are set in two vertical ranges with three equal horizontal panes over a single tall vertical panel at the base. The door cases are composed of symmetrically molded architraves with roundel comer block; the panels of the reveals correspond to those of the doors. The central passage has single-leaf doors of this design to each of its flanking rooms; the front and rear doors are in fact double doors. There baseboard; the stair rises in one long flight to a transverse landing and returns in a short flight to the upper floor.

The rail, curves into the transverse section, rather than continuing perpendicular to the runs of the stair. The delicate foliated s

Marcelle Meredith

Marcelle Meredith, born in Zambia and grew up in South Africa, is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Meredith has been in the position since 1985. Meredith is a former Board member of the World Animal Protection and has served on the organisations Board for more that 15 years representing Africa. In 2012, Meredith was the winner in the Eco-Angel award category of the Enviropaedia Eco-Logic Awards. In the same year Meredith received the Humane Society International Award for Extraordinary Commitment and Achievement recognizing an individual animal protectionist whose hard work and compassion have led him or her to exceptional levels of bravery and self-sacrifice in striving to mitigate and prevent the suffering of animals from neglect and exploitation. In 2015, the World Animal Protection awarded Meredith with the Jeannette McDermott award for animal welfare; the award was created in Canada by the World Animal Protection in 1996 “in recognition of someone’s life devoted to animal welfare.”

Dominique Bellemare, Chairman of WAP Canada stated: “Marcelle has done amazing work for the past decade and for the cause of animal welfare. She has used her years on the international platform to advance the cause of animal welfare in Africa. I thank her profusely for all her work and dedication.”In 2016, Meredith received the Livestock Welfare Coordinating Committee award in recognition of her exceptional services to livestock welfare over decades


Wyscout is an Italian company that supports football scouting, match analysis and transfer dynamics. The company was founded in Genoa, Italy in 2004, it is located in Chiavari since January 2008, they provide video analysis tool and digital databases regarding performances and matches for coaches and players dealing with football business. The purpose is to allow them have a detailed sight of a large number of athletes about individual performances, patterns of play and tactical strategy. During the years 2004–2010, the company business was about on demand Football Matches Analysis, WebTVs, Advertising, DVB-T TV broadcasting, the Capello Index project. In 2008, the Wyscout company, received capital for the business development from the local area businessman Antonio Gozzi. A early version of the Wyscout Platform was released on March 2008; the company changed several names during the years 2004–2010 the final and current name of the company is Wyscout since May 2010. In 2010 the company published a new major release of its main product, Wyscout Platform 2.

In 2011, Wyscout organized a football related event, in Milan, Italy. In August 2012, former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said that Wyscout is "a good example of Italian Technological Company that made him remember what he saw during his past years in the Silicon Valley". Since 2015 the style and the fonts of the Wyscout logo are used by the Wylab due an agreement; the Wyscout Platform is a database containing information about footballers. It was published online on March 2008, with the name "Wiscout", that version was called 0.1. The platform consisted in a website where it was possible to order DVDs via Express Courier and to browse the footballer stats as height, etc. In December 2008, the company started to provide standalone online HTML webpages with an embedded online video player to stream the football matches requested by their clients. Wiscout Platform 0.3 was released and made accessible from Google Chrome on February 2009, there was the possibility to watch streamed football matches within the online platform, there was a small quantity of games available at the beginning.

In Spring 2009, the company released Wiscout Platform 1.0 through customized Set-top boxes, it was possible to have access to the video database through an HDTV. In Spring 2010, the name of the product was changed in Wyscout Platform, it was published online as a website on March 5, 2010. The GUI of this version was different from the previous one, displaying flags of all the nations in the home page, the submenus displayed lists of all the leagues and players of the selected country. Wyscout Platform 3 was released as an iOS App; the latest main release is Wyscout 4, available as a website since June 2014. The Wyscout Forum is a B2B event where football agents, football clubs and players agencies deal together; the Wyscout Forum is held in the executive suites of football stadiums or hotels of global cities like London, Rio de Janeiro, Abu Dhabi, Barcelona and Milan. The first Wyscout Forum took place in spring 2011; as of April 2014, there have been nine editions of the Wyscout Forum. During the years 2012–2013, both The Guardian and The Independent wrote about the Wyscout Platform spending good words in reference to the dimensions of its database, The Guardian praised the possibility to spot potential skilled footballers using the online platform.

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