Real Radio was a network of five regional radio stations broadcasting to Northern England, Scotland and Yorkshire. Each station broadcast a mix of networked programming. On Tuesday 6 May 2014, the stations were merged with the Heart network. Sir Robert Phillis, the former GMG chief executive, enlisted John Myers to establish GMG Radio. Myers became the company's managing director in 1999, won GMG its first licence in South Wales in April 2000. Real Radio launched on Tuesday 3 October 2000. Serving south and west Wales, the station expanded to north and mid Wales in January 2011, over two years after winning a second licence. In June 2001, Scot FM was acquired from the Wireless Group for £25.5 million. Scot FM would become Real Radio's second station at 8 am on Tuesday 8 January 2002. A bid to expand the service to Aberdeenshire in 2006 proved unsuccessful, losing out to Original 106. Real Yorkshire, the third station, launched on 25 March 2002 and broadcast to South & West Yorkshire. In 2008, John Myers convinced the GMG board to invest £1 million in documentaries, a first for modern-day UK commercial radio which would lead to several industry awards.
Myers left GMG shortly afterwards. Real North East and Real North West were introduced from the Century Network on 30 March 2009. Both stations were founded by GMG Radio chief executive John Myers, who acquired the two from GCap Media in October 2006; the Discover the Real You strapline was introduced to all stations. In July 2008, networked programming was introduced across all stations during evening and overnight timeslots, in November 2012 this was increased to daytime timeslots. Most networked programming was broadcast from studios in Salford Quays. Notable presenters included Chris Tarrant and Ryan Seacrest who fronted a bespoke version of his syndicated US entertainment show On Air with Ryan Seacrest; the most recognised strapline Real good, feel good radio, was introduced in March 2012. In August 2012, the two former Century Network stations, in the North East and the North West, were gaining just half the listeners they once had. Both saw a decline in Listening Share In TSA % when comparing Q2 period in 2011 and 2012, from 6.30% to 4.8%, 3.9% to 3.0% respectively.
Figures for Scotland lowered whilst Wales and Yorkshire steadied. On 25 June 2012, Global Radio announced it had bought GMG Radio, however the GMG radio stations would continue to operate separately until a regulatory review into the sale took place. Secretary of State Maria Miller announced in October 2012 that the sale would not be investigated on the grounds of plurality; the Competition Commission was due to publish its final report on 27 March 2013, but delays over the decision left the former GMG stations in a hold separate situation. A holding company called Smooth Limited was formed. On 21 May 2013, the Competition Commission ruled Global would have to sell radio stations in seven areas of the UK - including all areas served by a Real Radio station. A subsequent appeal by Global was rejected at a tribunal. On 6 February 2014, Global Radio announced it would be rebranding all Real Radio stations as Heart and be selling Real Radio Yorkshire and the Northern licence of Real Radio Wales to Communicorp.
Heart's network programming and brand name will be used under a franchise agreement. On 25 March 2014, the stations began a transition period to the Heart branding; the Real Radio branding was phased out on Sunday 20 April 2014 - for the time being, all stations are referred to on air as The Heart of. The full launch of the new Heart stations took place at 6 am on Tuesday 6 May 2014. All local programming is retained with networked output on all stations carried from Global's Leicester Square studios in London, replacing the once networked output from Real Radio's Laser House studios in Salford Quays. Real Radio Wales has now been split into two separate stations following the changes, by providing localised programming from Cardiff and Wrexham respectively. Heart
Greenfields railway station is located on the Gawler line. Situated adjacent to Parafield Airport, in the northern Adelaide suburb of Parafield, it is 15.5 kilometres from Adelaide station. The station opened in 1969 as Green Field changing to Greenfields, it is one of only two stations on the Gawler Central line to have a pedestrian underpass. The other stations have had theirs closed due to concerns with vandalism. To the west of the station lies the Australian Rail Track Corporation standard gauge line to Crystal Brook. Media related to Greenfields railway station at Wikimedia Commons
Edward Hinds FInstP FAPS FRS is a British physicist noted for his work with cold matter. He was educated at Dame Allan's School in Newcastle before being offered a place at Jesus College, where he matriculated in 1968, he obtained both an undergraduate degree and a doctorate before moving to the United States to teach at Columbia University. He served as Professor of Physics at Yale University before returning to the United Kingdom in 1994 to start the Sussex Centre for Optical and Atomic Physics at Sussex University, he is a Royal Society Research Professor and Director of the Centre for Cold Matter at Imperial College London where his research is concentrated on fundamental problems in physics and on new methods for producing and manipulating cold atoms and molecules. Source: Imperial College Royal Society Bakerian Medal, 2019 Faraday Medal and Prize, Institute of Physics, 2013 Rumford Medal, Royal Society, 2008 Thomson Medal and Prize, Institute of Physics, 2008 Royal Society Research Professor, Royal Society, 2006 Fellow of the Royal Society, 2004 Fellow of the Optical Society of America, 2002 EPSRC Senior Research Fellow, 1999 Humboldt Prize, 1998 Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow, 1998 Fellow of the Institute of Physics, 1996 Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1994
Edith Kahbang Walla, popularly known as Kah Walla, is a Cameroonian politician and social activist. She went into politics in 2007 with the Social Democratic Front, the main Cameroonian opposition party and was elected into the municipal council of Douala I. In 2010, she resigned from SDF following a divergence over strategy and declared her intention to run for the 2011 presidential election on October 23, 2010. On April 30, 2011, she was elected as the president of the Cameroon People's Party and party candidate for 2011 presidential election. Kah Walla is the CEO of the firm STRATEGIES!, a Leadership and Management consulting firm which she founded in 1995. She was recognized in 2007 by the World Bank as one of the seven influential women entrepreneurs in Africa, she was counted among the 150 women who move the world by Newsweek. Kah Walla was born on February 1965 in Ibadan, Nigeria, she originates from the North west Region,one of the two anglophone regions of Cameroon, more from Bali Nyonga from her father and from Pinyin from her mother.
Her father, John Solomon Walla, before his death has been Director of a consulting firm owned by John Ngu Foncha and Salomon Tandeng Muna Inspector General, Director of Shipping in Douala and representative of Cameroon at Ministerial Conference of West and Central African States on Maritime Transports in Abidjan. Her mother, Grace Ebako Walla, now retired holds two doctorates: one in public health and one in health education. Kah is single with seven adopted children. Kah Walla, began her primary education in the American School of Yaounde, she continued her studies in the Ivory Coast Academy of Bouake in Ivory Coast. After graduation, she got admitted into Howard University in Washington where she obtained her B. Sc in zoology and studied for a Master of Business Administration in 1990. Kah says her family has always been a source of motivation and inspiration for her in the political field, she gained experience over the years with the support of one of her colleagues of the SDF as they wrote the last Speech for the SDF chairman Ni John Fru Ndi during his campaign in 1992.
She was an adviser and a trainer to the party until 2007, when she decided to join the party and was elected councilor in the city of Douala. In 2010, she stood against party's decision forbidding its militants from taking part in the ongoing voters' registration, she was accused of lack of accountability in the management of party funds, On 23 October 2010, she resigned from the SDF and announced her candidature for the 2011 presidential electionShe was elected as the president of Cameroon People's Party on April 30 th, 2011, succeeding to Samuel Tita Fon who created the party in 1991. In 2010, Kah Walla held a press conference to announce her decision to exit the SDF party and run for the 2011 presidential election, she separated from the SDF by resigning. And some time she joined the CPP and became president in April 2011, she explained that the party for which it has campaigned since its creation no longer shared the same ideals that with regard vision for the presidential election. She is refer to as the first woman to run for the presidential election in Cameroon.
To attract the maximum possible of young people prior to presidential elections, she encouraged registration on the electoral lists in the country. The awareness campaign has enabled her to address more than 500,000 Cameroonians within a short time, she stood for the presidency along with 22 other candidates including John Fru Ndi. She campaigned under the slogan "Kah Walla 2011 - The Time is Now", she was ranked 6th out of the 23 candidates, with 0,72% of the vote, at the end of the election, won by incumbent President Paul Biya. Anglophone Crisis In March 2019 she aroused controversy and criticism among many Anglophone Cameroonians for remarks that she made during a panel discussion at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, she was speaking at an event titled "Crisis in Cameroon." Sitting alongside the Institute for African Studies Director, Jennifer Cooke, R. Maxwell Bone, a student at the university who had spent time in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon.
She made comments accusing the Anglophone Secessionists operating from diaspora of lies and hypocrisy. The remarks that she made elicited agreement from Jennifer Cooke and R. Maxwell Bone and subsequently went viral on social media; this led to criticisms of the fellow panelists of being biased and opposed to Anglophone Secession, accusations that she wanted to become a minister in the current government of Paul Biya. She, along with the two other panelists said that the comments were taken out of context, that she and Bone and Cooke alike were critical of the Cameroonian government during other potions of the panel. Following the panel, both she and R. Maxwell Bone were subjugated to death threats, intimidation from individuals affiliated with the Ambazonian cause; this was worrisome to R. Maxwell Bone who works extensively with NGOs in Anglophone Cameroon. Kah resides in Doualoa, so the threats were not deemed as an immediate danger to her; as of the summer of 2019, they continue to be the subject of threats and intimidation.
Claims have been made that this shows the true nature of Ambazonian secessionists, a claim that secessionists deny. 2007: Recognised by the World Bank as of one of the 7 women entrepreneurs working to improve the business environment in Africa 2010: Cited by Newsweek & Daily Beast as one of 150 women who shake the world 2011: Vital Voices Global Leadership Award in public Life 2014: DVF Award (D
Magnolia × soulangeana is a hybrid plant in the genus Magnolia and family Magnoliaceae. It is a deciduous tree with large, early-blooming flowers in various shades of white and purple, it is one of the most used magnolias in horticulture, being planted in the British Isles in the south of England. Magnolia × soulangeana was bred by French plantsman Étienne Soulange-Bodin, a retired cavalry officer in Napoleon's army, at his château de Fromont near Paris, he crossed Magnolia denudata with M. liliiflora in 1820, was impressed with the resulting progeny's first precocious flowering in 1826. From France, the hybrid entered cultivation in England and other parts of Europe, North America. Since plant breeders in many countries have continued to develop this plant, over a hundred named horticultural varieties are now known. Growing as a multistemmed large shrub or small tree, Magnolia × soulangeana has alternate, shiny, dark green oval-shaped leaves on stout stems, its flowers emerge on a bare tree in early spring, with the deciduous leaves expanding shortly thereafter, lasting through summer until autumn.
Magnolia × soulangeana flowers are large 10–20 cm across, colored various shades of white and maroon. An American variety,'Grace McDade' from Alabama, is reported to bear the largest flowers, with a 35 cm diameter, white tinged with pinkish-purple. Another variety, Magnolia × soulangeana'Jurmag1', is supposed to have the darkest and tightest flowers; the exact timing and length of flowering varies between named varieties, as does the shape of the flower. Some are globular. Magnolia × soulangeana is notable for its ease of cultivation, its relative tolerance to wind and alkaline soils; the cultivar'Brozzonii' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit