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LA County Library

LA County Library is one of the largest public library systems in the United States which serves residents living in 49 of the 88 incorporated cities of Los Angeles County, California. United States and those living in unincorporated areas resulting in a service area extending over 3,000 square miles. LA County Library serves the surrounding regions to the city of Los Angeles, not be confused with the Los Angeles Public Library which serves areas within the city of Los Angeles. "County Free Library Act" established and authorized the Los Angeles County Free Library to become the Los Angeles County Public Library system of branches. The library system, headquartered in Downey, California, is overseen by the Library Commission of 20 appointed members who report on administration and service to the County Board of Supervisors who operate County Library as a special fund department. Skye Patrick was appointed County Librarian on February 1, 2016. LA County Library was a finalist for the IMLS National Medal in 2018 and 2019.

LA County Library won the 2018 Marketer of the Year Award, the 2019 Librarian of the Year Award for Skye Patrick, the 2019 Library of the Year Award. All three awards were from Library Journal and this was the first time a single organization held all three awards at the same time; the library provides many resources, including literacy services and programs for families and children. The library system offers consumer health information under CHIPS. Acton Agua Dulce Library Agoura Hills Library Castaic Library City Terrace Library Claremont Library Clifton M. Brakensiek Library Compton Library Cudahy Library Culver City Julian Dixon Library Diamond Bar Library Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library Duarte Library East Los Angeles Library East Rancho Dominguez Library El Camino Real Library El Monte Library Florence Library Gardena Mayme Dear Library George Nye Jr. Library Graham Library Hacienda Heights Library Hawaiian Gardens Library Hawthorne Library Hermosa Beach Library Hollydale Library Huntington Park Library La Cañada Flintridge Library La Crescenta Library La Mirada Library La Puente Library La Verne Library Lake Los Angeles Library Lancaster Library Lawndale Library Leland R. Weaver Library Lennox Library Littlerock Library Live Oak Library Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library Lomita Library Los Nietos Library Lynwood Library Malibu Library Manhattan Beach Library Masao W. Satow Library Maywood César Chávez Library Montebello Library Norwalk Library Norwood Library Paramount Library Pico Rivera Library Quartz Hill Library Rivera Library Rosemead Library Rowland Heights Library San Dimas Library San Fernando Library San Gabriel Library Santa Clarita Valley Bookmobile Sorensen Library South El Monte Library South Whittier Library Stevenson Ranch Library Sunkist Library Temple City Library Topanga Library Urban Outreach Bookmobile View Park BeBe Moore Campbell Library Walnut Library West Covina Library West Hollywood Library Westlake Village Library Willowbrook Library Wiseburn Library Woodcrest Library Woelfel, Roger H..

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LYRtech inc. is a digital signal processing development company based in Quebec City, Canada. Lyrtech designs and produces electronics systems for audio processing, video processing, voice over IP processing, wireless communications. Lyrtech develops aerospace and military electronics for applications including geolocation, missile warning systems, laser warning receivers. In November 2006, Lyrtech released a small form factor software-defined radio development platform in partnership with Texas Instruments and Xilinx, its Innovator division, acquired in 2006, for nearly $3M, was sold back for $300,000 in late 2007 as part of a restructuring plan designed to save the company. Lyrtech was ranked 43 in the 2007 Canadian Technology Fast 50 by Deloitte. In November 2011, the company's assets were taken as repayment by one of the main creditors, Finex Corp. Following this move, Lyrtech was left without assets and operations and has been delisted from TSX-V. Last trades were at 0.005 per share, giving the company valuation at about $200,000.

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Schloss Wolfenb├╝ttel

The Schloss Wolfenbüttel is a castle in the town of Wolfenbüttel in Lower Saxony in Germany. As an extensive four-wing complex, it originated as a moated castle, it is the second-largest surviving schloss in Lower Saxony and served as the main residence for the Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel between 1432 and 1753. It is now used by the Federal Academy of Arts Education and a museum. In the immediate vicinity are the Herzog August Bibliothek, the Lessinghaus, the Zeughaus and the Kleine Schloss, it was built as a fort on the river Oker by Widekind of Wolfenbüttel. In the Oker marshes there was a small settlement known as Wulferisbuttle, sited on a trade route between the Rhine and Elbe and the bishoprics of Halberstadt and Hildesheim, used by both merchants and pilgrim monks. Gunzelin of Wolfenbüttel refused to swear allegiance to Albert I of Brunswick in 1255 and so the latter destroyed the fort, though it was rebuilt by Henry I of Brunswick-Grubenhagen in 1283; the current plan of the castle, its moat and the lower levels and dungeon of the keep all date to Henry's time.

In 1350 it became the Welfs' residence in Brunswick. It was captured and destroyed in 1542 by the Schmalkaldic League and rebuilding only began in 1553 under Duke Henry the Younger, who created a new residence and converted the old tower into a castle chapel. In 1575 courtyards were added with Italianate arcades. In 1595 the Protestant composer Michael Praetorius became private secretary to Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg - he lived in the castle and as court organist is known to have played the castle organ, completed in 1596. Henry Julius founded Germany's first indoor permanent theatre in the castle, with an English troupe of actors, making the town the birthplace of German theatre; the castle had more towers, some of whose foundations still survive. The Hausmannsturm was built in the Renaissance style in 1613 by Paul Francke - it was the castle's tallest tower and still stands today. Duke Augustus moved to the castle in 1642 and between 1641 and 1643 granted Conrad Buno a room there - Buno created several copperplate images of the castle.

It was damaged during the Thirty Years' War. Between 1690 and 1697 the castle underwent a major rebuild which converted its great halls into rooms for the dukes to live in. Between 1714 and 1716 the architect Hermann Korb added a new Baroque timber-framed facade to the castle - the stone entrance gate and the sculptures by the Austrian Franz Finck on the bridge and along the moat all date to this period; the sculptures embody duties. The ducal court relocated to Brunswick in 1753; when Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was appointed librarian at the nearby Herzog August Library in 1770, the Duke assigned him some rooms on the first floor of the castle - he spent five years living in them. After marrying Eva König in 1776, he and his wife moved into the Meißnerhaus right next door to the castle, before moving in 1777 to the Schäffersche Haus known as Lessinghaus. During this period he wrote Nathan the Wise. A girls' school was founded in the castle buildings in 1866, known as the Anna-Vorwerk-Schule. In 1969 the Gymnasium im Schloss was founded in the castle buildings.

A museum is housed there, using the castle's 1690-1740 reception rooms and the state apartments and exhibiting upper- and middle-class objects from 1700 to the present day. The school's language laboratory and the Hausmannsturm were damaged by fire and so were restored as part of the museum. Since 1991 the castle has housed the administration buildings of the Bundesakademie für kulturelle Bildung Wolfenbüttel, whilst the amateur theatre group "kleine bühne Wolfenbüttel e. V." put on shows in the castle courtyards during the town's annual "KulturSommer" summer festival. That festival includes concerts by the Posaunenchor Wolfenbüttel brass band in the Hausmannsturm, featuring music by Praetorius and other composers. Four times a year the courtyards host the Die Wolfenbüttler eV, who re-enact the Baroque changing of the guard by the Ducal Guards. A Baroque re-enactor plays a dance-master once a month, giving tours of the museum. In 2011 the castle was one of the locations for the film Lessons of a Dream.

Peter Albrecht, Simon Paulus: Hermann Korb und seine Zeit. Barockes Bauen im Fürstentum Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel. Hrsg. vom Museum im Schloss Wolfenbüttel und dem Fachgebiet Baugeschichte der Technischen Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig 2006. ISBN 3-937664-51-3 Horst Appuhn: Schloß Wolfenbüttel. München/Berlin 1964 Grote, Hans-Henning u. Mitarbeiter: Schloss Wolfenbüttel. Residenz der Herzöge zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg. Appelhans Verlag, Braunschweig 2005. ISBN 3-937664-32-7 Rolf Hagen: Schloß Wolfenbüttel. 2. Auflage, München/Berlin 1986 Official website Reconstructions of: the castle in 1720 the Burg Wolfenbüttel the festival of 1660 the festival of 1745 Description of the castle and its heraldry

1980 United States presidential election in Kentucky

The 1980 United States presidential election in Kentucky took place on November 4, 1980. All 50 states and The District of Columbia were part of the 1980 United States presidential election. Kentucky voters chose 9 electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Kentucky was won by former California Governor Ronald Reagan by a slim margin of 1 point; as of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time that Kentucky has leaned more Democratic than the nation as a whole. It is the last time that Scott County, Shelby County, Boyle County, Woodford County, Grant County, Anderson County, Mercer County, Pendleton County, Washington County voted for the Democratic candidate

Robert DeLeo (politician)

Robert Alfred DeLeo is an American politician from the state of Massachusetts. Since 2009 he has been Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, succeeding Salvatore DiMasi, who resigned due to allegations of an ethics violation. DeLeo represents the "Nineteenth Suffolk" district in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, before becoming House Speaker, was the chairperson of the House Ways and Means Committee; the Nineteenth Suffolk district includes Revere. In addition to serving as a state representative, DeLeo served as a Winthrop town meeting member from 1977 to 2005 and was a member of the town's board of selectmen from 1978 to 1988. DeLeo resides in the same house; when he was young, his father, Al, was in charge of a restaurant at Suffolk Downs. Al was seen around the community including at the Winthrop Golf Club, but "DeLeo never took up the game". DeLeo attended Boston area schools, graduating from the Boston Latin School, attaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern University and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School.

During his time in the Massachusetts House of Representatives between 1990 and 2005, he was known as "an amiable, rank-and-file lawmaker who focused on constituent issues such as toll hikes, the expansion of Logan Airport, rates charged by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority". In 2005, Speaker Salvatore DiMasi appointed DeLeo as chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means. According to the Globe, "He became so identified with handing out perks to members that earmarks became known as DeLeo Dollars". Prior to becoming the Speaker of the House, DeLeo had created a reputation for himself as a "consensus-builder", someone who strived to prevent "major flareups while crafting the budget", he does not ideologically identify himself with a large number of issues or legislation, but "his views appear more conservative" than the former speaker, DiMasi. Unlike DiMasi, in favor of defending gay marriage rights, DeLeo was against same-sex marriage. In 2007 DeLeo may have shown a change in this belief when he voted against the amendment that would have defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Another conservative opinion that DeLeo has is against the "right of women to have an abortion, except in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life". In April 2011, DeLeo led a vote to remove the health-care related collective bargaining rights of Massachusetts police officers, firefighters and other municipal employees; the vote was conducted at 11:30pm in order to avoid protesters. It passed with 111 in 42 opposed. During the 2014 corruption trial of former probation commissioner John O'Brien, prosecutors alleged that DeLeo had participated in the job-trading as a means of getting elected Speaker, although he was never charged. A number of prominent politicians, including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh came out in his defense. DeLeo reintroduced the gambling debate to the House of Representatives in his first months as speaker. Gambling legislation introduced under DiMasi had failed. In the beginning of February 2009, DeLeo met with Governor Deval Patrick to discuss policy plans as part of the leadership meetings, where this issue of slot machines and resort casinos first presented itself under DeLeo's leadership.

The casino debate was supported by the general public. Towards the end of 2009, DeLeo began to publicly support casinos as a way to increase revenues, minimize the effects of the economic downturn. DeLeo stated in an interview with The Boston Globe, "I'm hoping this will not just be a gaming bill, but an economic development one". By December 2009, DeLeo had shown favor to putting slot machines in the state's four racetracks. DeLeo stated that the slot machines were a "natural progression" to casinos, they would have the advantage of being installed quickly; the conflict between DeLeo and Patrick was further exacerbated by the fact that against Patrick's wishes the debate had been postponed until 2010. The gambling debate became complicated further by the economic recession which had taken its toll on the casino industry. On March 4, 2010, DeLeo announced his blueprint for expanded gambling to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, his plan included two resort casinos and 3,000 slot machines at the state's four racetracks.

DeLeo added that the legislation would add jobs and part of the revenue would be put aside for capital investments for Massachusetts businesses. While Patrick had not stated that he would veto legislation which included slots at racetracks, he had made it clear that he was not in favor of adding slots to the gaming debate; as the debate continued tensions between Patrick and DeLeo grew over the issue of slots in the racetracks, by July 2010 Patrick had called the addition of slots "a no bid contract" that would give a few developers all of the gaming contracts for slots. DeLeo retorted that his plan for expanded gaming was Massachusetts' best way to deal with the revenue shortfalls, lack of jobs. At this point, a number of groups opposed to the expanded gaming bill had gained a voice on the state level and the whole process began to lose steam. Over the next few months the debate shrank from two casinos and four tracks to two casinos and one track at which point Patrick was still unwilling to compromise.

By August, DeLeo had entrenched himself into the position of continuing to push for the bill while rejecting any additional compromises. Patrick had rejected the measure

Lord High Commissioner to the Parliament of Scotland

The Lord High Commissioners to the Parliament of Scotland, sometimes referred to as the fifth estate of the Estates of Scotland, were the Scottish Sovereign's personal representative to the Parliament of Scotland following James VI of Scotland's accession to the throne of England and his becoming, in personal union, James I, the first Stuart king of England. The Lord High Commissioners were appointed from 1603 until 1707; the Act of Union 1707, which merged the Parliament of Scotland and the Parliament of England to create the Parliament of Great Britain, rendered the post redundant. They were the heads of government in Scotland during this period, exercising de facto control over the Estates and the Privy Council, although nominally this role was still held by the Lord Chancellor. Commissioner Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland