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Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook

William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, PC, ONB was a Canadian-British newspaper publisher and backstage politician, an influential figure in British media and politics of the first half of the 20th century. His base of power was the largest circulation newspaper in the world, the Daily Express, which appealed to the conservative working class with intensely patriotic news and editorials. During the Second World War he played a major role in mobilising industrial resources as Winston Churchill's Minister of Aircraft Production; the young Max Aitken had a gift for making money and was a millionaire by 30. His business ambitions exceeded opportunities in Canada and he moved to Britain. There he befriended Bonar Law and with his support won a seat in the House of Commons at the December 1910 United Kingdom general election. A knighthood followed shortly after. During the First World War he ran the Canadian Records office in London, played a role in the removal of H. H. Asquith as prime minister in 1916.

The resulting coalition government rewarded Aitken with a peerage and a Cabinet post as Minister of Information. Post-war, the now Lord Beaverbrook concentrated on his business interests, he built the Daily Express into the most successful mass-circulation newspaper in the world, with sales of 2.25 million copies a day across Britain. He used it to pursue personal campaigns, most notably for tariff reform and for the British Empire to become a free trade bloc. Beaverbrook supported the governments of Stanley Baldwin and Neville Chamberlain throughout the 1930s and was persuaded by another long standing political friend, Winston Churchill, to serve as his Minister of Aircraft Production from May 1940. Churchill and others praised his ministerial contributions, he resigned due to ill-health in 1941 but in the war was appointed Lord Privy Seal. Beaverbrook spent his life running his newspapers, which by included the Evening Standard and the Sunday Express, he served as Chancellor of the University of New Brunswick and developed a reputation as a historian with his books on political and military history.

Aitken was born in Maple, Canada, in 1879, one of the ten children of William Cuthbert Aitken, a Scottish-born Presbyterian minister, Jane, the daughter of a prosperous local farmer and storekeeper. When he was a year old, the family moved to Newcastle, New Brunswick, which Aitken considered to be his hometown, it was here, at the age of 13, that he set up The Leader. Whilst at school, he delivered newspapers, sold newspaper subscriptions and was the local correspondent for the St. John Daily Star. Aitken took the entrance examinations for Dalhousie University, but because he had declined to sit the Greek and Latin papers he was refused entry, he left after a short while. This was to be his only formal higher education. Aitken worked in a shop borrowed some money to move to Chatham, New Brunswick, where he worked as a local correspondent for the Montreal Star, sold life insurance and collected debts. Aitken attempted to train as a lawyer and worked for a short time in the law office of R B Bennett, a future prime minister of Canada.

Aitken managed Bennett's successful campaign for a place on Chatham town council. When Bennett left the law firm, Aitken moved to Saint John, New Brunswick, where he again sold life insurance before moving to Calgary where he helped to run Bennett's campaign for a seat in the legislative assembly of the North-West Territories in the 1898 general election. After an unsuccessful attempt to establish a meat business, Aitken returned to Saint John and to selling insurance. In 1900, Aitken made his way to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where John F. Stairs, a member of the city's dominant business family, gave him employment and trained him in the business of finance. In 1904, when Stairs launched the Royal Securities Corporation, Aitken became a minority shareholder and the firm's general manager. Under the tutelage of Stairs, who would be his mentor and friend, Aitken engineered a number of successful business deals and was planning a series of bank mergers. Stairs' unexpected early death in September 1904 led to Aitken acquiring control of the company and moving to Montreal the business capital of Canada.

There he bought and sold companies, invested in stocks and shares and developed business interests in both Cuba and Puerto Rico. He started a weekly magazine, the Canadian Century in 1910, invested in the Montreal Herald and acquired the Montreal Gazette. In 1907 he founded the Montreal Engineering Company. In 1909 under the umbrella of his Royal Securities Company, Aitken founded the Calgary Power Company Limited, now the TransAlta Corporation, oversaw the building of the Horseshoe Falls hydro station. In 1910–1911 Aitken acquired a number of small regional cement plants in Canada, including Sir Sandford Fleming's Western Canada Cement Co. plant at Exshaw and amalgamated them into Canada Cement controlling four-fifths of the cement production in Canada. Canada was booming economically at the time, Aitken had a monopoly on the material. There were irregularities in the stock transfers leading to the conglomeration of the cement plants, resulting in much criticism of Aitken, as well as accusations of price-gouging and poor management of the cement plants under his company's control.

Aitken sold his shares. Aitken had made his first visit to Britain in September 1908, when he returned there in the spring of 1910, in an attempt to raise money to form a steel company, he decided to make the move permanent, but not before

Silence Is Easy

Silence Is Easy is the second studio album by English indie rock group Starsailor, released in September 2003 on EMI. The album cover is loosely based on the Bunnymen's Heaven Up Here; the song Some of Us was featured in an episode of Bones entitled A Boy in a Bush and in the closing credits of the Belgian film The Memory of a Killer. The album contains some of the last productions by Phil Spector before his murder conviction and imprisonment in 2009; the album sold 54,296 copies on its opening week of release, charting at No.2 in the UK album charts. It was certified gold in the UK in 2003. Ben Byrne – drums James'Stel' Stelfox – bass guitar James Walshvocals, guitar Barry Westheadkeyboards Percussion: Luis Jardim Double bass: Arnulf Lindner Violins: Ruth Gottilieb, Gillon Cameron, Howard Gott, Wendy De St Paer, louise Peacock, Brian Wright, Claire Raybould, Katherine Watmough, Tim Myall, Anna Giddey, Catherine Browning, Alison Blunt, Calina De La Mare, Anna Morris, Gini Ball and Sally Herbert Violas: Rob Spriggs, Vince Greene, Sophie Sirota, Emily Frith, Lucy Theo and Fiona Friffith Cellos: Sarah Willson, Helen Thomas, Andy Nice, Ian Burdge and Emily IsaacProductionProducer: Danton Supple, John Leckie, Mark Aubrey, Phil Spector Engineer: Danton Supple, Mark Aubrey, John Leckie and Chris Brown Additional engineer: Britt Myers Programmer John Dunne Mixer: Michael H. Brauer, The Soulsavers Assistance: Nathaniel Chan Mastering: Greg Calbi, Miles Showell String arrangements: Leo Abrahams A & R: Jeff Barrett and Keith Wozencroft Management: Andrew and Lou Art Direction: Yacht Associates Photograph: Rick Guest

The Wanderer (criminal)

Terje Larsen, known as "The Wanderer", was a Norwegian convicted serial burglar. Convicted of 664 burglaries, but suspected of carrying out several thousand, he has been described as a legend in Norwegian criminal history. Since the beginning of the 1980s, Larsen wandered throughout the country, burgling hundreds of cabins and lodges spending several nights in the process, all the while avoiding law enforcement, he was named one of Norway's most notorious criminals. Larsen was born on 22 August 1958, in a Gypsy family in Sandviken, a neighborhood in Bergen, had four siblings. Old acquaintances described the family as being interested in recreational activities, spending a lot of time outdoors; the children learned early to survive in the mountains. They could hunt and make "anything with their hands." And they learned to trek through the forests. In addition to outdoor activities, Larsen had a great passion for football, was once expected to become a professional footballer, he played as a winger with IL Sandviken.

After school, he went to Copenhagen and joined the Danish club Fremad Amager, but soon dropped out and started living on the streets. After returning to Bergen from Copenhagen in the late 1970s, he found himself jobless, he soon started breaking into multiple cabins, receiving his first criminal conviction in 1979. He continued burgling however, first in the vicinity around Bergen, before moving to Voss and Hardanger. Here he would gather large depots of stolen goods. On 20 July 1989, he left Bergen with his cousin and friend Svend Dahle, moved to eastern Norway. One year on 3 August 1990, the two were raiding a cottage in Tolga in Østerdalen when, both drunk after having raided the cottage's alcohol store, they started fighting. Larsen left the cottage, when he came back he found the cottage burned down and Dahle dead inside it. Larsen was charged and convicted of involuntary manslaughter, but was released on parole. After receiving thirteen convictions throughout the 1990s for over 450 burglaries, he was arrested again in October 2000 and charged with 221 new counts of burglary, was subsequently sentenced to three years in prison.

One year in late April 2001, he escaped from prison while on temporary parole. After slipping away into the forest, he embarked upon a massive burglary-spree. During the next four months, Larsen robbed 60 cabins in Ringsaker, over 50 cabins in Stor-Elvdal, 25 cabins in Alvdal and Folldal, as well as over 30 cabins on around Mount Dovre. By mid-August, the search for Larsen had turned into a large manhunt, involving the police, cabin owners and local volunteers, all scouring the forests and wilderness and conducting 24-hour patrols of popular hiking areas, searching for any trace of the notorious criminal. On 19 August, after receiving dozens of reports of forced entries, Norwegian police started plotting Larsen's itinerary on the map. Police detectives read the terrain and calculated Larsen's next step, they arranged for police units to stay one step ahead of him. The plan worked, they managed to track Larsen down when a police patrol found him walking on the mountainous border between Lom and Skjåk.

He was handcuffed and escorted under heavy guard a few kilometers through the steep and difficult terrain to the nearest road, before being transported back to prison in Hønefoss. On 23 August 2005, Larsen was again released on probation, but once again he disappeared into the woods. After, police were flooded with reports about break-ins in lodges and cottages throughout Buskerud county. After receiving a tip-off, Larsen was apprehended on 10 October, he confessed to having burgled 70 cabins in Modum, Øvre Eiker and Ringerike. He was sentenced 6 months in February the next year. Larsen was subsequently incarcerated in Ringerike Prison. In 2007, he was brutally assaulted by a fellow inmate after an altercation, causing him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage, requiring life-saving surgery. After being released from prison some time after 2008, he spent some time at a psychiatric hospital, being treated for anxiety and depression. Larsen spent many years out without committing serious offenses. On 23 July 2013 however, when the Kirkvoll family entered their mountain lodge at Geilo they found it broken into and vandalized.

They found Larsen intoxicated sleeping in one of the bedrooms. When they confronted him, he introduced himself before running out and disappearing into the nearby woods. On 31 July, he was arrested outside Geilo, subsequently confessed to seven additional break-ins. Although convicted 14 times of 664 separate break-ins, he is suspected of carrying out thousands; this is due to his modus operandi remaining unchanged throughout the years. After breaking into an unoccupied cabin or lodge, Larsen would live there for several nights, drinking all of the alcohol he could find as well as eating all of the food. Owners have described scenes of vomit and urine, while leaving a "signature" of excrement on the living room floor was considered Larsen's trademark, he typically stole outdoors-equipment such as sleeping bags and clothing, which he needed for wandering the wilderness

Gohyakkoku Station

Gohyakkoku Station is a railway station in the town of Tateyama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Toyama Chihō Railway. Gohyakkoku Station is served by the Toyama Chihō Railway Tateyama Line, is 3.7 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Terada. The station has two ground-level opposed side platforms connected by a level crossing; the station is staffed. Gohyakkoku Station was opened on 25 June 1913. On 1 January 1959 it was renamed Tateyama-machi Station, but was renamed back to its original name on 1 July 1970. A new station building, which includes the town library, opened in 2012. In fiscal 2015, the station was used by 872 passengers daily. Tateyama Town Hall tateyama Post Office List of railway stations in Japan Official website

Ekel (Norden)

Ekel is the eastern part of the town centre of Norden. Its name goes back to a Low German description for "acorn" or "oak grove", which gave its name to a medieval fortified house about 800 metres northeast of the big market place. A private estate and part of the agriculturally dominated Norden environs, in the 20th century Ekel merged with Norden as a result of new housing estates and was incorporated in 1919; because Ekel was never an independent administrative unit, but was only a placename used in everyday language, it has no defined boundaries. It can be seen that many new estates relate to the name, that do not lie on the land once owned by the historical estate. Today's understanding is that the town quarter of Ekel is bounded by the Norder Tief stream in the southeast, the B 72 federal highway in the northeast and the railway line to the southwest that cuts through the town. To the northwest it is more difficult to define a boundary, the nearest of the medieval fortified houses were Haus Barenbusch and Haus Wirde, so that the boundary can be taken as the old road of Ekeler Gaste which follows the geest ridge.

In the consciousness of the local people, a not unimportant role in the boundary question is the catchment area of the Ekel Primary School, which extends beyond the named area. Ufke Cremer: Norden im Wandel der Zeiten. Im Auftrage der Stadt Norden zur 700-Jahr-Feier herausgegeben, Norden, 1955 Johann Aeils, Jan Smidt, Martin Stromann: Steinerne Zeugen erzählen Geschichte. Auf Spurensuche nach architektonischen Schätzen der Norder Bauhistorie. Norden, 2001 Gerhard Canzler: Norden. Handel und Wandel. Norden, 1989 Gretje Schreiber: Heim und Herd - Beilage Ostfriesischer Kurier. Norden, 8 January 2011

U.S. Capitol Gatehouses and Gateposts

The U. S. Capitol Gatehouses and Gateposts — designed circa 1827 by celebrated architect Charles Bulfinch — stood on the grounds of the United States Capitol in Washington, D. C. Two of the gatehouses are listed on the National Register of Historic Places in their new locations. One gatehouse and three of the gateposts now stand at 15th Street and Constitution Avenue within the President's Park South historic district; the other gatehouse is at 17th and Constitution within the PPS. Four other gateposts have been relocated to the main entrance of the National Arboretum at New York Avenue NE and Springhouse Road NE. Bulfinch designed the structures as part of the original Capitol design; the gatehouses stood at the base of Capitol Hill on the west side at a carriage entrance to the grounds. The gatehouses were removed from the Capitol grounds in 1874 as part of landscaping renovations designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. In 1880, the west gatehouse was relocated at Constitution Avenue and 17th Street NW, the east gatehouse at Constitution and 15th.

They are placed to flank the White House - Washington Monument axis, which runs along the axis of 16th Street, just south of The Ellipse in President's Park. The deterioration of the gatehouse sandstone required complete reconstructions in 1938; these restorations were completed under the direction of National Park Service architect Thomas T. Waterman. Four of the original Bullfinch gateposts from the former fence around the Capitol grounds were moved to Constitution Avenue at the same time as the gatehouses; the posts are five feet square. The gatehouses are small temple-like stone structures, with rough-coursed masonry on the sides and rear and a small Tuscan order porch on the front; the material is Aquia Creek sandstone of a rather poor grade. The east gatehouse bears two high water marks carved into the stone to commemorate flooding in 1877 and 1881. History of Washington, D. C. National Register of Historic Places listings in the District of Columbia Historic American Buildings Survey No. DC-31, "U.

S. Capitol Gatehouses, Fifteenth & Seventeenth Streets at Constitution Avenue, District of Columbia, DC", 12 photos, 13 measured drawings, 15 data pages, 1 photo caption page HABS No. DC-35, "U. S. Capitol, Nineteenth Street & Constitution, District of Columbia, DC", 11 photos, 1 photo caption page HABS No. DC-719, "Bulfinch Capitol Gatepost, Constitution Avenue & Seventh Street, Washington, District of Columbia, DC", 1 measured drawing