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MeTV

MeTV is an American broadcast television network, owned by Weigel Broadcasting. Marketed as "The Definitive Destination for Classic TV", the network airs a variety of classic television programs from the 1950s through the early 1990s, which are obtained from the libraries of CBS Television Distribution and 20th Television. Through its ownership by Weigel, MeTV is sister to four other networks that source their programming content from the network's distributors: rerun-focused networks Heroes & Icons and Decades, the film-focused Movies! and the drama-focused Start TV. MeTV is carried on digital subchannels of affiliated television stations in most markets; the network is available nationwide on free-to- air C band satellite via SES-1 in the DVB-S format, in some markets on AT&T U-verse channels 136 and 1136, cable television through cable TV providers. MeTV's operations are located in Weigel Broadcasting's corporate headquarters on North Halsted Street in Chicago, Illinois. Shows broadcast on this channel include M*A*S*H, The Andy Griffith Show, Perry Mason, Hogan's Heroes, The Flintstones, others.

MeTV was developed as a programming block that debuted on January 6, 2003, on Class A television station WFBT-CA in Chicago, Illinois, an independent station owned by Weigel that otherwise maintained a format featuring programming aimed at the market's various ethnic demographics. The block – which aired for three hours daily from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. before expanding to seven hours a day by 2004 – featured a broad mix of series from the 1950s to the 1980s, which included among others The Honeymooners, I Love Lucy, Perry Mason, The Carol Burnett Show, One Day at a Time, Hogan's Heroes. On January 1, 2005, Weigel rechristened the Chicago low-power station as WWME-CA and removed the ethnic programming that filled its late afternoon and nighttime schedule, adopting the MeTV format and on-air branding full-time. Channel 23's former ethnic programming and WFBT-CA call letters were transferred to its sister station on UHF channel 48, which used the W48DD call letters prior to the format change. On August 4, 2007, WWME launched a weekend morning block that featured Spanish dubs of select classic series, "Sí!

MeTV". Most of the programs carried as part of the "Sí! MeTV" lineup – which ran on the station until its discontinuance on January 25, 2009 – were sourced from the Universal Television library, with syndication restrictions imposed on the original English-language versions resulting in some of the programs being made available to the station only in Spanish. Weigel expanded the format to its station on UHF channel 48 on March 1, 2008 – which adopted the WMEU-CA call letters at that time – under the "MeToo" extension brand, with the two low-power stations being broadcast locally on separate digital subchannels of Weigel's flagship station WCIU-TV; the two stations carved out their own identities, culminating in a format shift on September 14, 2009, when WWME began to carry off-network sitcoms, while MeToo on WMEU began running only off-network drama series. On March 1, 2008, Weigel expanded the MeTV format to Milwaukee, where it began airing on the third digital subchannel of the group's CBS affiliate in that market, WDJT-TV.

The Milwaukee version of the service featured much of the same programming as that aired on the Chicago outlets, as well as certain programs that were exclusive to the Milwaukee service. The following month on April 21, Weigel moved the MeTV programming to its dedicated full-powered channel – WJJA in Racine, a Jewelry Television-affiliated station that the group had purchased from Kinlow Broadcasting and had its call letters changed to WBME-TV on April 29, it began transmitting the station's signal from a new digital transmitter on the Weigel tower in Milwaukee's Lincoln Park on October 20 of that year, after WBME transferred its operations into the West Allis studios of WDJT and sister stations WMLW-CA and WYTU-LP. MeTV continued to be carried on digital channel 58.3 until October 30, 2008, when it was replaced by newly launched sister network This TV on the same channel. The station aired public affairs programming including Racine & Me, because of its full-power status at the time of the move of MeTV programming to channel 49, programming compliant with FCC educational programming requirements such as Green Screen Adventures and Saved by the Bell.

On November 22, 2010, Weigel announced that it would take the MeTV concept national and turn it into a full-fledged network with a standardized schedule, available to any station that wished to affiliate. As a result, MeT

Benjamin Le Fevre

Benjamin Le Fevre was a nineteenth-century American politician from Ohio. Born near Maplewood, Ohio, Le Fevre attended Miami University in 1858 and 1859 and studied law in Sidney, Ohio. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army in 1861, serving until the end of the war, being mustered out as major of the 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment, he was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1865, was nominated a Democrat for Secretary of State of Ohio in 1866 and was United States consul in Nuremberg, Bavaria from 1867 to 1869. Le Fevre was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1878, serving from 1879 to 1887, not being a candidate for renomination in 1886. Afterwards, he was a mail contract agent for the Erie Railroad, had retired from political activities and engaged in agricultural pursuits in Salem Township, Shelby County, Ohio. Le Fevre died in Atlantic City, New Jersey on March 7, 1922 and was interned in Glen Cemetery in Salem Township.

United States Congress. "Benjamin Le Fevre". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-08-12 "Benjamin Le Fevre". Find a Grave. Retrieved August 12, 2008; this article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov. Media related to Benjamin Le Fevre at Wikimedia Commons

Celso Duarte

Celso Duarte is a virtuoso of Paraguayan harp and Mexican jarocho harp, arranger and multi-talented instrumentalist. Duarte has performed and recorded with Lila Downs since 1998 and has accompanied and collaborated with other artists, including Susana Baca, Celso Piña, Plácido Domingo, Ramón Vargas, Julieta Venegas, Wynton Marsalis, The Chieftains and Ry Cooder; as a solo artist, he has performed with his band at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Joe's Pub and other historic venues. His first solo album, "De Sur a Sur", was released in 2006. Duarte was raised in Mexico, he is the son of Celso Duarte González, one of Paraguay's leading harpists, María Elena, a Mexican singer and pianist. His parents met in the 1970s. Duarte was started playing music when he was five or six, he recalled, "My family, they are musicians, too. I started with my brothers, playing like a game." As a youth, he studied violin and classical music at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México's prestigious National School of Music.

At age 10, he began touring with his family under the name "Los Duarte" in the United States and Japan. In 1984, the family, including mother and four children, appeared at the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, performing instrumental arrangements and four-part harmonies of rare Paraguayan music in traditional costumes. At the time, the Los Angeles Times described the elder Duarte as "one of the foremost interpreters of Paraguayan harp music in the world today," and noted, "Music is a social activity in Paraguay as well as a profession, Duarte and his family in particular demonstrate how music is integrated into family life." Duarte is a virtuoso on the Paraguayan harp and Mexican jarocho harp. In 1998, he met Lila Downs while playing a festival in Oaxaca and since has gained critical acclaim playing harp and violin in her band, La Misteriosa. Duarte made some of the arrangements and co-wrote the title track for Lila's 2005 Grammy-Award winning album "Una Sangre." He has accompanied other artists, including Susana Baca, Plácido Domingo, Ramón Vargas, Julieta Venegas, Olivia Molina, Wynton Marsalis.

In addition to recording with Lila Downs, he has performed on albums with Celso Piña, Joe Vasconcelos, Charanga Cakewalk, Sofía Koutsovitis, with The Chieftains and Ry Cooder on "San Patricio." He collaborated with Julieta Venegas on the soundtrack to the Academy Award-nominated film "Maria Full of Grace."In his solo career, Duarte has showcased traditional Paraguayan folk and son jarocho. In addition, Duarte creates a new style of music by incorporating elements of jazz and world rhythms, including Brazilian and Afro-Peruvian styles. In 2006, Duarte released his first solo album, "De Sur a Sur", featuring his arrangements of son jarocho and Paraguayan folk songs; the United States release of "De Sur a Sur" was held at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. While touring in support of the album, Duarte noted, "We're going to present the son jarocho in our own way, with rhythms from festejo, Brazilian samba, a few harp solos from Paraguay, classics like'Pájaro Campana' and others." A second solo album is to be released in April 2011.

Duarte has toured with his band, known variously as the Celso Duarte Quartet, the Celso Duarte Sextet, the Celso Duarte Ensemble, at leading venues in the United States, including 2007 performances at Joe's Pub in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington, D. C. and the Getty Center in Los Angeles, 2010 performances at Carnegie Hall in New York, the historic Capitol Theater in Olympia, Washington. In addition to performing and recording, Duarte spends time researching folkloric genres that are in danger of being lost. Asked about his harp playing, Duarte said, "My harp is for me a magic instrument. You can feel the resonance in your chest, in your arms, in your body." Duarte has been acclaimed as one of the leading figures of world music. Critical comments on Duarte include: Following a June 2004 concert with Lila Downs at London's Royal Festival Hall, the Evening Standard noted that the show "centred on Celso Duarte's impassioned harp and violin." After the same show, The Guardian of London wrote, "The best songs, by far, were those from Mexico in which she dispensed with keyboards and concentrated instead on her virtuoso harp and violin player, Celso Duarte."

After the release of his first solo album, Paste magazine wrote: "Duarte’s latest album, De Sur a Sur, is the modern manifestation of Son Jarocho's characteristic style—amazingly nimble harp lines played at blazing speeds while backed by traditional female folk singing. It’s an intoxicating mixture, different from other regional folk-music styles better known to North American audiences." In announcing his appearance in New York as part of the 2007 Celebrate Mexico Now Festival, Joe's Pub called Duarte "charismatic and profound." After a 2007 performance in Washington, D. C; the Washington Post wrote that the "virtuoso of the Paraguayan harp" had "captivated" the Kennedy Center audience. At the time of a 2007 appearance in Los Angeles, La Opinion described Duarte as "an extraordinary harpist" whose music "sounds so heavenly start as unprecedented." In May 2010, Carnegie Hall announced Duarte's May 2010 appearance at the historic venue as follows: "Celso Duarte is heir to a rich South American and Mexican musical heritage....

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Wilbour Papyrus

The Wilbour Papyrus is a papyrus purchased by the New York journalist Charles Edwin Wilbour from a farmer when he visited the island of Elephantine near Aswan in 1893. There he purchased seventeen papyri from a local farmer, he did not realize the importance of his find and when he died in a hotel in Paris his belongings, including the papyri, were put in storage by the hotel and not returned to his family for nearly half a century. At the request of his widow, they were donated to the Brooklyn Museum; the Wilbour Papyrus is to ancient Egypt. It was translated by Alan Gardiner. Most of the first section of the papyrus was lost due to decomposition; the better preserved information begins in section two which starts off with “year 4, day 15 to day 20, making six days, assessment made by ”. The name of the ruling king at the time was never mentioned but it is believed it was written during the time of Ramesses V; the papyrus is a document, broken up into two parts, text A and text B. It is 33 ft in length, contains 127 columns and over 5,200 lines.

It is written by more than one scribe. Although it is not the largest papyrus found, it is the largest in its class, it contains more information than other papyri which succeed it in size. It is the largest non-funerary papyrus known to ancient Egypt. Though at this point there has been no evidence of one like it, it is hard to believe the ancient Egyptians did not keep similar documentation, it is possible there was not preserved over the years. This particular papyrus has various information on the late Ramsessid period; this information includes but is not limited to taxation, information about late Ramessid administrative practices, temple economy, population and land donated to deities. There are many theories as to; some believe the papyrus could be a copy of the “chief taxing master”, responsible for temple finance. Others speculate. No matter what the original purpose was, it is an informative document that gives us an unusual amount of insight on the government during the time of ancient Egypt.

"Occupations and Landowners" According to the papyrus the most common occupations encountered were priests, military men, “ladies,” herdsmen, stable-masters and scribes. Enough the papyrus lists a good number of foreigners in its population, it lists Libyans and Near Easterners, it is possible they were foreign mercenaries who had descendants who settled on farmland in which they obtained for serving in the military. In some cases we see, it would say the land is being cultivated by the sons or daughters. "Agriculture" Even though the papyrus gives us specific information, there is still room for interpretation. The papyrus breaks the land up into four different parts; these parts are known as m-drt, rowdy, rmnyt. One word you see continuously debated is the translation of “ihwty”. There is a few different thoughts as to what “ihwty” translates to. Many believe it means “tenant farmer”. Other thoughts of the meaning are “cultivator” or “field laborer”. M-drt is translated to “split small holder”. A split small holder is a plot of land, owned by more than one cultivator or tenant farmer.

These plots are owned by the lower or middle class. As Sally Katary wrote in “Labour on smallholdings in the New Kingdom”, there are 2,245 cultivated plots. Sally tries to break down 93 plots, she bases her number of cultivators needed for each plot off of the size of the plot. She uses information on how many split plots are owned by the smallholder and the location of the multiple plots owned by the smallholder. By going off of the towns mentioned in both text A and B in the papyrus, we are able to identify locations of the plots. Although we have a vague idea of the locations they have not been able to be identified. However, it is possible these locations reveal the hierarchies of the towns and villages exposing the agricultural organization, it is believed the plots lay across the flood plain, from the Nile banks to the desert edge and along the Bahr Yusuf. "Taxation" In some cases, the private processor would pay a fixed rate. It is not certain if this rate was paid as a management fee to the temple.

It is possible. Taxes were taken in the form of goods; the larger lots that were worked by field workers were supervised and paid taxes by turning over 30 percent of their harvest. Alan H. Gardiner, R. O. Faulkner: The Wilbour Papyrus. 4 Bände, Oxford University Press, Oxford 1941-52. Sally L. D. Katary: Land Tenure in the Ramesside Period. Kegan Paul International, London/ New York 1989, ISBN 0710302983. Antoine, Jean-Christophe 2011; the Wilbour papyrus revisited: the land and its localisation. An analysis of the places of measurement. Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur 40, 9-27 Antoine, Jean-Christophe 2014. Social position and the organisation of landholding in Ramesside Egypt: an analysis of the Wilbour Papyrus. Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur 43, 17-46 Gardiner, Alan H. 1941-1952. The Wilbour Papyrus, 4 vols.: The Brooklyn Museum. Labour on smallholdings in the New Kingdom: O. BM 5627 in light of P. Wilbour. Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities 28, 111-123 Kemp, Barry. 2006.

Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilization

Dawson Bros.

Dawson Bros. are a team of UK comedy writers. They are their childhood friend Tim Inman; the trio were educated at Abingdon School during the 1990s. They have written on shows including That Mitchell and Webb Look, MTV Europe Music Awards, Total Wipeout, The Jonathan Ross Show, Take Me Out, the Brit Awards, Happy Finish, The Peter Serafinowicz Show, Derren Brown's Trick or Treat, Balls of Steel, The Friday Night Project, the Royal Variety Performance, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!. They contribute centrepiece sketches to Children in Need, Sport Relief and Comic Relief – such as the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sketch for Children in Need 2016 and the Some Mothers Do'Ave'Em sketch starring Michael Crawford for Sport Relief 2016, they contributed to BBC One's The One Ronnie, notably the Blackberry Sketch. In 2012, they authored Dawson Bros.. Funtime featuring YouTube stars Chris Kendall and Jenny Bede, alongside comedy performers Mike Wozniak and Cariad Lloyd, featuring the voice of Peter Serafinowicz.

Dawson Bros. produce an occasional series of web animations called "I'd Like To Have Been In That Meeting..." with animator Richard Whitelock and comic performers Dan Benoliel and Jonny Donahoe, one of which features the voice of Dana Snyder. In 2013 they co-wrote the BBC One sitcom Big School, alongside David Walliams; the series was subsequently recommissioned. Working with David Walliams again, Dawson Bros. co-created and co-wrote the BBC One sketch show Walliams & Friend in 2015. A Christmas special starring Joanna Lumley aired on Christmas Eve that year followed by a full series run in 2016 featuring Jack Whitehall, Harry Enfield, Sheridan Smith, Meera Syal, Miranda Richardson and Hugh Bonneville. List of Old Abingdonians

Turbo Esprit

Turbo Esprit is a video game published by Durell Software in 1986 for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC. The game was detailed and advanced for its time, featuring car indicator lights, traffic lights, a view of the car's interior controls, it may feature the earliest example of a free-roaming city environment in a computer game. Turbo Esprit was the first free-roaming driving game, has been cited as a major influence on the Grand Theft Auto series; the object of the game is to prevent a gang of drug smugglers completing a delivery of heroin, by tracking down their cars and destroying them, or ramming them into submission. The player takes the role of a special agent driving the titular Lotus Esprit car, used in a James Bond film a few years previously; the player must travel around one of four available cities looking for the criminals. Messages from HQ will flash up periodically giving the location of a target armoured car, which may be tracked on the map. A courier car would attempt to rendezvous with the armoured car to transfer the heroin, the armoured car would flee the city.

Other courier cars would act as decoys. Players could elect to wait until the drug transfer was complete before intercepting the armoured car, or instead attempt to find the one genuine courier car in order to prevent the transfer from taking place. Once a drug dealer's car is found it can either be followed, destroyed with the Esprit's built-in machine gun, or rammed until it surrenders. Different cars may need to be dealt with in different ways. Following a drug dealer's car too may arouse suspicion and cause them to abort their mission. Points are scored by apprehending the criminals. Additional points are awarded if they are captured alive, if the heroin transfer has taken place. Penalties are incurred for hitting scenery or other cars, the player's car is to explode if it crashes into anything while travelling fast; as in real life, speeding increases risk. The game features four free-roaming cities; each city features a grid plan of roads, each is progressively more difficult. The cities contain many computer-controlled cars, all of which obey basic traffic laws, such as keeping below a set speed limit, stopping at the working traffic lights, moving out of the way of obstacles such as roadworks, attempting to avoid head-on collisions with the player.

They will stop at zebra crossings to allow waiting pedestrians to cross the road. Contact with or destruction of these cars results in score penalties; the player's car can run out of fuel, so the player must stop at petrol stations to refill. The Spanish version claims it to be set in the city of Manhattan, despite the fact that no changes were made to the game itself, which retains its British-style road markings and driving on the left. According to author Mike Richardson, Turbo Esprit took 10 months to develop, the longest time he spent on a single game, it was developed with the cooperation of Lotus Cars Ltd. who provided "technical assistance". Turbo Esprit was well received by the gaming press, gaining positive reviews from most major gaming magazines. Sinclair User called it "one of the best games released", it has since been described as "pioneering" and "one of the Spectrum's best original games"; the Spectrum version was voted number 64 in the Your Sinclair Readers' Top 100 Games of All Time.

Retro Gamer magazine said of the game: " way ahead of its time and it could be argued that what you are looking at here is the genesis of the Grand Theft Auto series", that it "sealed Durell's reputation as a purveyor of quality software". Turbo Esprit at SpectrumComputing.co.uk Turbo Esprit at Lemon 64 Crash review Sinclair User review Turbo Esprit at MobyGames