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Charlotte Moore (TV executive)

Charlotte Alexandra Moore is a British television executive, the BBC's Director of Content. She was appointed to this role in early 2016 when she assumed responsibility for all of the BBC's television channels after the controller posts were abolished. Moore was Controller of BBC One from 2013 to 2016, in her current position, is reported to be in charge of a budget of more than £1 billion. Moore has, since 2005, been a trustee of the Grierson Trust, she was made a Fellow of the Royal Television Society in 2016. Moore grew up in Surrey, she attended Wycombe Abbey, an independent girls' boarding school in Buckinghamshire, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Bristol University in 1990. Moore joined Ideal World as a producer-director of documentaries in 2002; as a freelancer in this joint role, her credits included "Lagos Airport", RTS award-winning Living With Cancer and Great Britons: Churchill. She was appointed head of documentaries for Muriel Gray's Ideal World company in February 2004, head of contemporary factual at IWC Media, as it became after its merger with Wark Clements, in 2005.

Moore became a commissioning executive for documentaries at the BBC in 2006, responsible for the Emmy award-winning Stephen Fry's Secret Life of the Manic Depressive and Bafta award-winning Evicted. After a period as temporary charge, she formally became the commissioning editor of Documentaries in May 2009, responsible for 220 hours of programming per annum across the BBC's four television channels with an annual budget of £30 million by 2011. In this role she gave the go ahead for BBC2's Welcome to Lagos, Protecting Our Children, a programme on assisted suicide, Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die, 7/7 One Day in London, Inside Claridges and The Great British Bake Off among others. Rivals at Channel 4 suggested Moore's preference for authored documentaries might give her output an "old fashioned" air, a criticism she rejected in June 2011, she rejected that channel's fondness for'fixed rig' programmes, like One Born Every Minute and Coppers which, Moore has said, appear to repeat the same narrative in each episode: "Where are the layers and complexity?

It is difficult for them to be inventive and risky." In February 2013 Moore was appointed acting controller of Daytime Television for the BBC, had been acting controller of BBC One since Danny Cohen's promotion to Director of BBC Television on 7 May. She became controller of BBC One in June 2013. At the time Moore became BBC One controller, the Media commentator Maggie Brown wrote that "her appointment signals a rising appreciation of collaborative team players with an eye on the greater good of the BBC". In January 2016, it was announced that the controller posts for the BBC channels were to be abolished, that Moore would assume the overall post for all of them, including responsibility for the iPlayer in the year, she became the BBC's first Director of Content. Moore is married to cinematographer Johann Perry. Charlotte Moore on IMDb

National Express Coventry

National Express Coventry is a bus operator providing services in Coventry. It is a subsidiary of National Express. In October 1986 the bus operations of the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive were separated into West Midlands Travel to comply with the Transport Act 1985. In April 1995 West Midlands Travel was sold to National Express and in September 1996 was re-branded as Travel West Midlands. In November 2002 the Coventry depot attained a more local identity and began trading as Travel Coventry. In February 2008 it was re-branded as National Express Coventry. An entire network review took place on 26 February 2012, which resulted in frequency improvements on key corridors in the city. Many routes were extensively revised or renumbered whilst there were some routes which were removed and others were introduced; when launched some changes were seen as controversial but the new network is designed to be simpler. Since extensive service monitoring, reliability checks and public feedback have resulted in some further minor timing changes to some services to further improve the punctuality of services to their customers.

The new network is colour coded and the colours of routes are displayed on the network map and on timetables, the buses themselves are being route branded to match these colours. Route 21 was the first route to have the new route branding applied, with routes 9, 9A, 20, 20A & 20E receiving their branding in April 2013 as well as routes 8/8A getting branding in June 2013; the route 4 used the branding on the bendibus, but this bus was disused on 20 March 2018. The route branding for routes 9/9A led to a public debate about the correct spelling of a Coventry suburb to go on the side of the buses with residents arguing it has been spelt as both Styvechale and Stivichall on road signs and local amenities. A flat fare structure is in operation within the Coventry boundary. Graduated fares apply on route 11 the X1 to Birmingham; as with some other urban operators, no change is given for speed of boarding. A range of fares are available including singles and daysavers and their own travelcards which are available for 1-day, 1-week, 4-week and 52-week periods of validity.

Off-peak and group tickets are available. Network West Midlands multi-operator tickets are issued and accepted on the companies buses within the Coventry boundary and to/from Keresley and Middlemarch Business Park; the Network West Midlands tickets are not valid on their route 20 beyond the M6 bridge to/from Bedworth or on routes 11 beyond Gibbet Hill to/from Kenilworth and Leamington Spa. A travel shop is located at Pool Meadow Bus Station which sells both bus and coach tickets and handles enquiries. Coventry and the West Midlands allows contactless payments through the m-Ticket app or credit cards, Swift Pay as you Go, along with exact change cash fares. Regular ticket inspections take place aided by the Safer Travel known as Network West Midlands team, a partnership, created in 2005 between Centro and West Midlands Police; the partnership is committed to reducing crime and anti social behavior across the West Midlands bus network whilst providing reassurance to the travelling public. Safer travel has created the'See Something, Say Something' campaign, where passengers are encouraged to anonymously send information about nuisance behavior on buses by text message.

PrimeLines was a partnership between National Express Coventry, other bus operators, Coventry City Council and Centro to deliver high quality bus corridors in Coventry complete with real-time information, bus priority schemes and modern buses. This has been replaced by a new citywide partnership agreement, agreed between Centro, Coventry City Council, Passenger Focus and bus operators with the aim of giving passengers faster, more punctual services as well as shorter waiting times and a more comfortable journey across the network; the three-year agreement came as part of the 2012 network review of bus services in Coventry. List of bus operators of the United Kingdom Company website

Independent Newspapers

Independent Newspapers Limited was a newspaper publisher in New Zealand. Started as the Wellington Publishing Company in 1906 to publish The Dominion, it began taking over other newspapers in the 1970s and was renamed Independent Newspapers in 1972, it accumulated over 80 publications before selling them all to Fairfax in 2003. INL merged into Sky Network Television in 2005. INL was part owned by News Limited since early in 1964 when Rupert Murdoch made his first overseas newspaper investment – a 29.57 percent stake in the Wellington Publishing Company. The News Limited holding in INL fluctuated over the years and was just over 49 percent in 1997; the company sprang out of the Wellington Publishing Company Limited, founded in 1906 to publish Wellington's morning daily, The Dominion. In 1970 Wellington Publishing Company made a successful takeover bid for Truth Ltd and the following year acquired Independent Publishers Ltd, owner of the Waikato Times. In 1972 it took over Blundell Bros Limited, publisher of Wellington's Evening Post which had started in 1865.

In 1972 the company changed its name to Independent Newspapers Limited. Around this time INL Print Limited was formed to combine the printing and publishing operations of the commercial printing companies which operated prior to the various mergers; some of the oldest newspapers in New Zealand joined the INL stable in the next two decades. In 1980 it took over The Manawatu Standard Limited, publisher of the Evening Standard since 1880. Four years the company shifted its sights to the South Island, acquiring 122-year-old The Southland Times; the following year, 1985, it took over The Timaru Herald, founded in 1864 and a daily newspaper since 1878. In 1987 the Christchurch Press Co Ltd, publisher of The Press since 1861, joined the INL group. INL moved north again in 1989, buying Taranaki Newspapers Limited and part of NZ News Limited, including the Auckland Star, the Sunday Star and Suburban Newspapers, New Zealand's largest group of free community newspapers; the Auckland Star was subsequently closed down.

In 1993 INL moved south again. The Marlborough Express was bought in 1998 and a number of small community newspapers have been acquired in recent times, including South Otago Newspapers. INL's New Zealand divisions published more than 80 daily, community and weekly newspaper titles and specialist publications. New Zealand growth was complemented by offshore expansion. Independent News Corp was formed in the United States and acquired a string of suburbans in Houston Texas and a number of newspapers on the West Coast. INL's US interests were sold in July 1998. In 1990 INL invested $200 million in Gordon and Gotch magazine distributors in Australia and New Zealand, their allied business and regional newspapers in Victoria, Australia; these operations were bought from major INL shareholder News Ltd. In 1993 it divested itself of Wiljef Stationery and its computer consumables company Microtronix, acquired as part of the Gordon and Gotch deal but regarded as outside INL's "core" business, it sold its large commercial printing division to Pacific Magazine and Printing Limited.

Late in 1999 INL announced it was selling its Australian Gordon and Gotch division, but was retaining Gordon and Gotch Ltd. Early in 1964 Rupert Murdoch's News Limited made his first overseas newspaper investment - a 29.57 percent stake in the Wellington Publishing Company. The News Limited holding in INL fluctuated over the years and was just over 49 percent in 1997. Having established a strong newspaper publishing network, INL turned its interests to building a magazine division in New Zealand with publications focusing on home and outdoor leisure activities - homes, fishing, boating - along with motoring magazines. INL took a 25% interest in Terabyte, a web design and development company, in 1994; this was increased to 51% in June 1995. INL sold its interest in Terabyte Interactive in 1999. INL bought 48% of Sky Network Television in 1997. INL started Stuff.co.nz, a news website, in 2000. It sold its publishing assets, including Wellington's Dominion Post, to the John Fairfax conglomerate of Australia on 30 June 2003.

This left it with a 78% stake in Sky Network Television as its main asset. In July 2005, Independent Newspapers merged with Sky Network Television into a new company, MergeCo, renamed Sky Network Television Limited. Most of the publications now belong to Stuff, the New Zealand subsidiary of Nine Entertainment Co.. "History of INL". Independent Newspapers Limited. Archived from the original on 24 January 2001. Retrieved 15 September 2012

Henri Fertet

Henri Claude Fertet was a French schoolboy and resistance fighter, executed by the German occupying forces during World War II. He was posthumously awarded several national honours, he is known for the letter he wrote to his parents on the morning of his execution, he has become one of those who symbolise the French Resistance. Fertet was born on 27 October 1926 in Seloncourt, France, to primary schoolteachers, his father too was named Henri. He had a brother, three years younger, his first schooling was at Seloncourt. In 1937, the family moved to Velotte in Besançon, where the younger Henri attended the Lycée Victor-Hugo de Besançon, he was determined, lively and affectionate. During the school summer holidays of 1942 while World War II was ongoing, he joined a Resistance group in Larnod led by Marcel Simon, a 22-year-old farmer. In February 1943, that group integrated itself into the Francs-Tireurs et Partisans under the name of Groupe Guy Mocquet. Groupe Guy Mocquet mounted thirty-one known operations between November 1942 and July 1943.

Fertet took part in three of them: on 16 April 1943, a night attack on an explosives depot at Fort Montfaucon. Fertet shot and fatally wounded the officer, but the unexpected arrival of a motorcyclist meant that Fertet and Reddet failed to seize the documents. Groupe Guy Mocquet was actively hunted down. Several members were arrested in June. In the early hours of the night of 2–3 July, Fertet was arrested at his family home at the Lycée, taken before the Feldkommandantur, committed to Butte Prison in Doubs, held in solitary confinement, tortured. On 15 September, twenty-three prisoners from three Resistance groups were brought before Feldkommandantur 560 to answer for crimes of which they were accused; the trial lasted four days. Despite the able advocacy of their lawyers, Paul Koch and Fernand Mouquin, seventeen of them were sentenced to death on 18 September. Simon and Reddet were among them. Under German law, no-one under the age of 18 could be sentenced to death barring exceptional circumstances.

The court ruled that the cases of Reddet were exceptional. The lawyers filed legal appeals; the sentence of one of the condemned, André Montavon, a 24-year-old Swiss national, was commuted to a term of imprisonment. At around dawn on Sunday, 26 September, the sixteen condemned men were told that their appeals had been rejected, they were given the opportunity to compose a last letter. They were taken to the Citadel of Besançon and, between 8:25 AM, shot in batches of four; the German officer who commanded the execution party reported that they had all refused blindfolds and died bravely, shouting "Vive la France!"Eight of the sixteen, including Fertet, were buried in Saint-Ferjeux Cemetery, Besançon. In defiance of German orders, local people covered their graves, identified only by numbers, with flowers. After the war, Fertet's body was cremated; the original of Fertet's farewell letter has not survived. However, it was soon circulated clandestinely. On 9 December 1943, French journalist Maurice Schumann broadcast it on BBC radio from London.

On 5 June 2019, French president Emmanuel Macron read extracts from it aloud, in French, at a 75th-anniversary commemoration of the Normandy landings, in Portsmouth, one of the embarcation ports. In this English translation, the passages which Macron read out are in plain type, the remainder are in italics. My dear parents, My letter will cause you great pain, but I have seen you so full of courage that I do not doubt that you will want to preserve it, if only for love of me. You cannot know how I have suffered morally in my cell, how I have suffered from seeing you no more, from feeling only from afar your tender solicitude, during these eighty-seven days of imprisonment, I needed your love more than your parcels, asked you to forgive me for the wrongs I did to you, all the wrongs I did to you. You cannot doubt that I love you today, because before I loved you by routine, but now I understand everything you did for me. I think I have arrived at true filial love. After the war, a comrade will speak for me, of that love which I communicated to him.

Thank everyone who knew me my relatives and friends, tell them all of my confidence in eternal France. Embrace most my grandparents, my uncles, my aunts and cousins, Henriette. Tell M. le Curé that I have been thinking in particular of him and his. I thank him for the great honour he has done me, an honour of which, I believe, I have shown myself worthy. I salute as I fall my school comrades. In this regard, Hennemay owes me my book on prehistoric man. Return the Count of Monte-Christo to Emeurgeon, 3, chemin Français, behind the station. Give Maurice Andrey de La Maltournée, 40 grams of tobacco which I borrowed from him. I leave my little library to Pierre, my schoolbooks to my dear Papa

Ann Livermore

Ann Martinelli Livermore is a former Executive Vice President at Hewlett-Packard, where from 2004 until June 14, 2011 she led the HP Enterprise Business business unit of HP. After being relieved of day-to-day operations, she was elected to board of directors of HP. At the time, she was a 29-year veteran of the company and among existing senior management, the longest-service executive. Livermore was born in North Carolina, she was the valedictorian at her North Carolina high school. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead Scholar, as well as an MBA from Stanford University. Livermore came to HP right out of graduate school. Livermore has been at HP since 1982 and has worked in a variety of sales and research and development jobs before being elected a corporate vice president in 1995. In 1997, Livermore was elected to the board of directors of United Parcel Service. In 1998, when head of HP's software and services business, the company's top executives agreed to put themselves through a 360-degree evaluation.

Livermore observed: "I learned that I'm a very well-controlled executive, but that my employees like when I go off the handle every once in a while, you know, show my human side - It reinforced that leadership means touching people's hearts as well as their brains, so since I haven't worried so much about keeping my lid on." Livermore has been credited with steering HP away from its decentralized culture and hardware mentality and was the brains behind HP's E-services strategy. When HP CEO Lewis Platt announced in March 1999 that he would step down, Livermore confirmed that she wanted the job. Insiders say Livermore was the only internal candidate who made the short list, but, in July 1999, HP made the former Lucent Technologies executive Carly Fiorina the first female CEO of a Dow 30 company. Since 2004, Livermore has led HP's Technology Solutions Group, a US$30 billion-plus business that encompasses storage and servers and services; the products and services from this organization serve HP's business customers of all sizes in more than 170 countries.

Once thought of as a costly distraction, this group is now seen as a source of future growth. Livermore's name was mentioned as a possible candidate to take over at HP when Carly Fiorina was ousted in February 2005 as CEO. Mark Hurd from NCR Corp. was instead picked to be HP's new CEO. In the wake of HP pressuring employees to accept a 5% pay cut, it was revealed that Livermore's 2008 total compensation amounted to $20,551,493. In the same year, Mark Hurd as CEO reported his compensation to be $42,514,524. On May 13, 2008, Hewlett-Packard Co. confirmed that it had reached a deal with Electronic Data Systems to acquire the company for $13.9 Billion. The deal was completed on August 26, 2008. EDS was renamed EDS, an HP company. Ronald A. Rittenmeyer remained at the helm. With Mark Hurd's August 2010 departure, Livermore was once again a possible candidate for the top job however lost out to former SAP CEO, Léo Apotheker. Livermore was named in Forbes annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen.

As of 2011, her business unit was $60 billion, half of total HP revenues and encompassed two-thirds of total HP staff. On June 14, 2011, Livermore was replaced as head of HP Enterprises, as her top lieutenants, Dave Donatelli, software head Bill Veghte, global sales leader Jan Zadak, were to report directly to the CEO, she was forced out since total services revenue had grown just 1% in the most recent fiscal year, despite the earlier acquisition of EDS in 2008. In 2005 Livermore had a kidney transplant for an undisclosed ailment. HP biography HP speeches Pictures of Ann Livermore at Picsearch