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Michael Cranston

Michael Cranston is a former Australian public servant, a deputy commissioner of the Australian Taxation Office. Michael Cranston was an ATO employee for over 40 years, the last period as Deputy Commissioner for Private Groups and High Wealth Individuals. In this role he was responsible for tax compliance of private group businesses and High Wealth Individuals, he was responsible for tax crime including offshore tax evasion, dealing with Project Wickeny and the Panama Papers. Cranston worked on and chaired the OECD Taskforce on Tax Crimes in Paris from 2012 to 2017. During 2015, Cranston was the Deputy Commissioner at the time of a major operation which led to 100 tax officers raiding the Sydney premises of 12 firms, including lawyers and liquidators; the 12 firms were suspected of involvement in phoenix operations, whereby companies run up tax liabilities, fail to pay the tax liabilities, money or assets disappear or are stripped from the companies before the companies are deliberately bankrupted by the proprietors.

The same proprietors establish new but similar companies, the whole process is repeated, systematically. The bankrupted companies are liquidated, with the intention of leaving creditors and the tax office empty-handed or short-changed. In 2017, it emerged that Cranston's family, a son Adam and a daughter Lauren, were alleged to be central characters in Australia's alleged largest tax fraud involving phoenixing; the alleged estimated amount of money involved in the fraud, according to the investigating authorities, has been reported in the media at figures ranging from $130 million to $160 million. Parts of the evidence were gathered using phone taps of conversations between the various suspects and phone conversations between two members of the Cranston family. In May 2017, the police didn't believe Cranston was part of the conspiracy, it was not believed that Cranston was aware of the fraud, though Cranston did access restricted information. In 2017, Cranston resigned from the ATO after he was formally charged with abusing his position as a public servant.

Cranston's trial was conducted in January and February 2019. On 15 February 2019, after nearly three weeks on trial before NSW District Court judge Robyn Tupman, a jury took less than six hours deliberation to find the 40-year ATO veteran not guilty of dishonestly obtaining information in his capacity as a senior public servant to benefit Adam Cranston, as well as a charge of using his influence to improperly obtain a benefit for his son. Cranston is now a partner at Waterhouse Tax Lawyers; this firm specialises in providing tax assistance to individuals and businesses. It has a strong focus in dealing with the Australian Taxation Office in relation to debt and audit dispute matters

Émile Servan-Schreiber

Émile Servan-Schreiber was a French journalist. He was the co-founder of Les Échos, he was the author of several books. Émile Servan-Schreiber was born as Émile Schreiber on December 20, 1888 in France. His father, Joseph Schreiber, was a Jewish-Prussian immigrant, his mother, born Clara Feilchenfeld, spoke Yiddish. His patronym, means "writer" in German, he had André, Georges and Robert. Servan-Schreiber was educated at the Collège Rollin in Paris. During World War I, he served in the French Army, he received the Croix de Guerre for his service. Servan-Schreiber was a journalist, he co-founded Les Échos with his brother André in 1908. He was a contributor; the newspaper was sold by the Schreibers in 1963. Servan-Schreiber was a journalist for L'Illustration, he was the author of several books, beginning with L'exemple américain in 1917, when he called for an Americanisation of France with regards to comfort and cleanliness. His third book, Rome après Moscou, was reviewed by George N. Shuster in Books Abroad, while his fifth book, L'Amérique Réagit, was reviewed by Albert J. Guerard in Books Abroad.

His ninth book, Le Portugal de Salazar, was reviewed by Armando Frumento in Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia. Servan-Schreiber married a Roman Catholic, they had two sons, Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber and Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber, three daughters, Brigitte Gros, Bernadette Gradis, Christiane Collange. Prior to World War II, Servan-Schreiber purchased "Chalet Nanouk", a chalet in Mont d'Arbois upon the recommendation of Baroness Noémie de Rothschild. During the war, he took the pseudonym of "Servan" and hid in the chalet with his parents, his wife and his children. Servan-Schreiber changed his name on November 5, 1952, adding "Servan" before "Schreiber". Servan-Schreiber died on December 1967 in Veulettes-sur-Mer, France. Schreiber, Émile. L'Exemple américain. Paris: Payot. OCLC 503759096. Schreiber, Émile. Comment on vit en U. R. S. S. Paris: Plon. OCLC 459134393. Schreiber, Émile. Rome après Moscou. Paris: Plon. OCLC 4221289. Schreiber, Émile. Cette année à Jérusalem. Paris: Plon. OCLC 1066628.

Schreiber, Émile. L'Amérique réagit. Paris: Plon. OCLC 503759274. Schreiber, Émile. On vit pour 1 franc par jour. Indes-Chine-Japon, 1935. Paris: Baudinière. OCLC 459134406. Schreiber, Émile. Heureux Scandinaves!: enquête sur les réalisations socialistes au Danemark, en Suède, Norvège et Finlande. Paris: Denoël et Steele. OCLC 10127363. Schreiber, Émile. La Suisse, pays d'hommes libres. Paris: Denoël. OCLC 7049638. Schreiber, Émile. Le Portugal de Salazar. Paris: Denoël. OCLC 21515611. Nemer, Monique. Émile, patriarche des Servan-Schreiber. Paris: Eyrolles. ISBN 9782212260113. OCLC 900606262. L'exemple américain on the Internet Archive

Roemer van Toorn

Roemer van Toorn, born 1960 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is a Dutch architectural theorist, writer and photographer. He is Professor Architectural Theory at the Umeå School of Architecture, in Umeå, Sweden. In 1991 Van Toorn received the Master of Architecture degree from the Technical University Delft, the Netherlands, he has been in charge of the history and theory program, was head of publications, head of the PhD research school at the Berlage Institute Postgraduate Laboratory of Architecture, in Rotterdam. He was a guest professor at the Delft School of Design, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, guest professor at the Universität der Künste, Germany, while at the same time pursuing a career as international lecturer and educator. Since 2013 Roemer van Toorn is the architectural theory professor and director of the PhD research school at the newly established Umeå School of Architecture at Umeå University, Sweden, his research has focused on areas of national and international architecture, modernization and political theory and as well on theoretical issues in contemporary architecture practice and education.

His work as researcher, editor, architectural critic and photographer has been published and is international known. In 1994 he published his first book together with Ole Bouman, the encyclopaedic manifest “The Invisible in Architecture”, he has been the co-editor of several issues of the annual publication Architecture in the Netherlands. He has been an advisor and contributor of the architecture magazines Archis, Domus, Nordic Journal of Architecture and Lo-Res Swedish PhD research magazine, was one of the founding members together with Jennifer Sigler and Wiel Arets of magazine Hunch, the Berlage report; as author and photographer he contributes to Dutch, German, Swiss and other international publications. In 2011 his publication “Wiel Arets: Stills, A timeline of ideas, articles & interviews 1982–2010” was awarded Best Dutch Book Design, he is investigating how different contemporary practices can make architecture politically under the title “Aesthetics as a Form of Politics”, while finalizing his text-image publication “Society of the And” with the support of the Swedish Research Council Formas.

1994 – The Invisible in Architecture 2013 – The society of the And: the bewildering interdependence of our times 2015 – Making architecture politically

TwoMorrows Publishing

TwoMorrows Publishing is a publisher of magazines about comic books, founded in 1994 by John and Pam Morrow out of their small advertising agency in Raleigh, North Carolina. Its products include books and DVDs. After the death of comics creator Jack Kirby, lifelong Kirby fan John Morrow and his wife Pam contacted Roz Kirby, the artist's widow, about an ongoing magazine devoted to her husband's work and legacy, she gave it her authorization. Jack Kirby Collector was first published in limited quantities as a small, black-and-white magazine focusing on Kirby artwork and articles by Morrow and a few fellow collectors and fans; as each issue grew in size, it began to include rare or unpublished Kirby art, as well as uninked pencil versions of published art. Soon the magazine was being published with glossy color covers. New and veteran comics artists were given the chance to ink reproductions of Kirby's original pencil work; each issue carried the notation "Fully Authorized by the Kirby Estate". The magazine went on to be nominated for several awards.

First issue was published September 5, 1994. The Morrows as well have launched fundraiser projects to fund the preservation of the thermostatic copies of Kirby's uninked pencils by scanning over 5,000 pages and cleaning them for future researchers and readers. Jack Kirby Collector contributor Jon B. Cooke approached the two Morrows about launching another magazine that would cover the comics of the 1960s and 1970s; this magazine, Comic Book Artist, launched under the TwoMorrows imprint in 1998 and would go on to win several Eisner Awards. TwoMorrows picked up Comicology, a magazine devoted to current comics, which lasted four issues. TwoMorrows expanded again with a revival of former Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas 1960s fanzine, Alter Ego — as a flip book with Comic Book Artist in 1999 as a standalone publication. In 2001, TwoMorrows launched Draw! A magazine edited by animation and comics artist Mike Manley that centered on how-to and related articles for cartoonists and animators. At the same time, comics author and editor Danny Fingeroth started Write Now, a magazine of how to write comics and animation.

In 2003, Jon B. Cooke left TwoMorrows to take Comic Book Artist to Top Shelf Productions; the Morrows hired former comics writer and editor Michael Eury, author of the book Captain Action, to launch a successor publication. The new title, Back Issue!, debuted in 2003. Rough Stuff magazine, a spin-off of Back Issue!, focusing on unpublished penciled pages, preliminary sketches, detailed layouts and unused inked artwork debuted in July 2006. TwoMorrows has published several books devoted to comics and comic history; the first was the Eisner Award-winning trade paperback Streetwise, a collection of autobiographical stories by such creators as Jack Kirby, Sergio Aragones, Sam Glanzman, Murphy Anderson, Nick Cardy. Others include The Warren Companion and The Fawcett Companion, chronicling the histories of the defunct publishers; the Miracleman Companion, about the British comic book character. Along with books devoted to such artists as Murphy Anderson, Dick Giordano, George Tuska, Gene Colan, Wally Wood, Kurt Schaffenberger, as well as to writer Alan Moore, TwoMorrows has published books about how comics are created, such as Panel Discussions, Comics Above Ground, Acting with a Pencil.

Additionally, the company has published three collections of columns on comics by writer Mark Evanier. In 2006, TwoMorrows expanded into DVDs by producing an art-instruction video, a DVD version of the company's George Pérez Modern Masters book. Official website Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center

Steamboats of Grays Harbor and Chehalis and Hoquiam Rivers

Steamboats operated on Grays Harbor, a large coastal bay in the State of Washington, on the Chehalis and Hoquiam rivers which flow into Grays Harbor near Aberdeen, a town on the eastern shore of the bay. The first riverine steamboat to operate in the Grays Harbor area was the Enterprise built in 1855 above Willamette Falls, at Canemah. Enterprise served on the Willamette River until 1858, when she was sent to the Fraser River in British Columbia where gold had been discovered; the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush was short-lived but lucrative for steamboat operators, when it ended, Enterprise was brought to Grays Harbor, where she was wrecked in 1862 on the Chehalis River. In 1887, Henry H. McDonald from Nova Scotia, arrived in the area and entered the steamboat business. Steamboats owned by Captain McDonald included the sternwheeler Clan McDonald. Another sternwheeler operating in these waters was the T. C. Reed. In about 1891, Dove served on Grays harbor under George Emerson before being sold to Puget Sound interests.

Steamboats of Willapa Bay Clan McDonald on Hoquiam River T. C. Reed at Aberdeen on Hoquiam River unidentified steamer and barge near Aberdeen small propeller steamer Chehalis steamer Cruiser at the landing at the foot of F Street, in Aberdeen Washington, 1888 General Miles, circa 1900 Wishkah Chief, 1890