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MediaCityUK

MediaCityUK is a 200-acre mixed-use property development on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in Salford and Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. The project was developed by Peel Media; the land occupied by the development was part of the Port of Manchester Docks. The BBC signalled its intention to move jobs to Manchester in 2004, the Salford Quays site was chosen in 2006; the Peel Group was granted planning permission to develop the site in 2007, construction of the development, with its own energy generation plant and communications network, began the same year. Based in Quay House, the principal tenant is the BBC, whose move marks a large-scale decentralisation from London. ITV Granada completed the first phase of its move to MediaCityUK on 25 March 2013, followed in two stages by the northern arm of ITV Studios: the second stage involved Coronation Street being moved to a new production facility on Trafford Wharf next to the Imperial War Museum North at the end of 2013; the Studios on Broadway houses seven high-definition studios, claimed to be the largest such facility in Europe.

MediaCityUK was developed in two phases. The 36-acre first phase was completed in 2011, the second is dependent on its success. Metrolink, Greater Manchester's light-rail system, was extended to MediaCityUK with the opening of the MediaCityUK tram stop on 20 September 2010 and further extensions are planned. Road access was improved by the construction of the Broadway Link Road. Salford Quays, at the eastern end of the Manchester Ship Canal on the site of the former Manchester Docks, became one of the first and largest urban regeneration projects in the United Kingdom after the closure of the dockyards in 1982. MediacityUK, an area on both banks of the ship canal, is part of a joint tourism initiative between Salford City Council and Trafford Borough Council encompassing The Quays, Trafford Wharf and parts of Old Trafford; the Quays development includes the Imperial War Museum North. A total of 200 acres of land was earmarked for the development of MediaCityUK; the first phase of its development was focused on a 36-acre site at Pier 9 on Salford Quays.

In 2010 it was announced that the ITV production centre would be built on Trafford Wharf in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford. In 2003 reports emerged that, as part of the plans for the renewal of its Royal Charter, the BBC was considering moving whole channels or strands of production from London to Manchester. Early discussions involved a plan where the BBC would move to a new media village proposed by Granada Television at its Bonded Warehouse site at Granada Studios in the city. Proposals to relocate 1,800 jobs to Manchester were unveiled by BBC Director General, Mark Thompson, in December 2004; the BBC justified the move as its spending per head was low in northern England where it had low approval ratings and its facilities at New Broadcasting House in Manchester needed replacing. An initial list of 18 sites was narrowed to a short-list of four during 2005, two in Manchester – one at Quay Street, close to Granada Studios, one on Whitworth Street and two in Salford – one close to the Manchester Arena and one at Pier 9 on Salford Quays.

The site at Salford Quays was chosen in June 2006 and the move north was conditional on a satisfactory licence fee settlement from the government. The chosen site was the last undeveloped site at Manchester Docks, an area, subject to considerable investment and was emerging as a tourist destination and commercial centre; the vision of the developers Peel Group, Salford City Council, the Central Salford Urban Regeneration Company and the Northwest Regional Development Agency was to create a significant new media city capable of competing on a global scale with developments in Copenhagen and Singapore. Salford City Council granted planning consent for an outline application for a multi-use development on the site involving residential and studio and office space in October 2006 and consent for a detailed planning application followed in May 2007. In the same month the BBC Trust approved moving five London-based departments to the development; the departments to be moved were Sport, Children's, Future Media and Technology and Radio Five Live.

Construction started in 2007 with the site owner, Peel Group as developer and Bovis Lend Lease as contractor. The media facilities opened in stages from 2007, it featured three large sound stages suitable for drama commercials. In January 2011 Peel Media received planning permission to convert on-site offices used by Bovis Lend Lease during the construction of the first phase into the Greenhouse; the first trial show took place in November 2010 in Studio HQ2. The half-hour test show featured a power failure and a fire drill, which involved a full evacuation of the audience and crew; the first programme filmed at MediaCityUK was Don't Scare the Hare in February 2011, the first to transfer was A Question of Sport, the same month. BBC employees started transferring to the development in May 2011, a process. BBC Director General Mark Thompson confirmed that up to a further 1,000 jobs could be created or transferred to the site. In January 2012 the BBC was accused of not supporting the community by MP, Hazel Blears, after it was reported that only 26 of 680 jobs created at the development had gone to residents of Salford.

Channel 4 has expressed an interest in moving some activities to MediaCityUK. The BBC had stated that either BBC One or BBC Two could move to MediaCityUK by 2015 if the confirmed moves were successful however this is yet to happen. Traditional str

La Chapelle-aux-Saints 1

La Chapelle-aux-Saints 1 is an almost-complete male Neanderthal skeleton discovered in La Chapelle-aux-Saints, France by A. and J. Bouyssonie, L. Bardon in 1908; the individual was about 40 years of age at the time of his death. He was in bad health, having lost most of his teeth and suffering from resorption of bone in the mandible and advanced arthritis, it is the most convincing example of a possible Neanderthal deliberate burial, but like all claimed Neanderthal burials, this isn't accepted. The remains were first studied by Marcellin Boule, whose reconstruction of Neanderthal anatomy based on la Chapelle-aux-Saints material shaped popular perceptions of the Neanderthals for over thirty years; the La Chapelle-aux-Saints specimen is typical of "classic" Western European Neanderthal anatomy. It is estimated to be about 60,000 years old. Boule's reconstruction of La Chapelle-aux-Saints 1, published during 1911–1913, depicted Neanderthals with a thrust-forward skull, a spine without curvature, bent hips and knees and a divergent big toe.

This depiction fit in well with contemporary evolutionary scenarios in which Neanderthals were not considered to be direct ancestors of modern humans. In 1957, the remains were reexamined by Cave; these researchers depicted Neanderthal anatomy as being much more modern. Straus and Cave attributed Boule's errors to the severe osteoarthritis in the La Chapelle-aux-Saints Neanderthal, although physical anthropologist Erik Trinkaus has suggested that Boule's errors were related to the fragmentary nature of the remains; this specimen had lost many of his teeth, with evidence of healing. All of the mandibular molars were absent and some researchers suggested that the'Old Man' would have needed someone to process his food for him; this was cited as an example of Neanderthal altruism, similar to Shanidar 1. Studies have shown that La Chapelle-aux-Saints 1 did have a number of incisors and premolars in place and therefore would have been able to chew his own food, although with some difficulty. List of Neanderthal fossils Media related to La Chapelle-aux-Saints 1 at Wikimedia Commons

Old Yeller (film)

Old Yeller is a 1957 American drama film produced by Walt Disney. It stars Tommy Kirk, Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Beverly Washburn, it is about a stray dog in post-Civil War Texas. The film is based upon the 1956 Newbery Honor-winning book of the same name by Fred Gipson. Gipson co-wrote the screenplay along with William Tunberg; the film's success led to a sequel, Savage Sam, based on a book by Gipson. In 2019, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally or aesthetically significant". In the late 1860s, Jim Coates leaves his wife Katie, his older son Travis, younger son Arliss to collect cattle in Kansas. While Jim is away, Travis sets off to work in the cornfield, where he encounters a dog he names "Old Yeller", a Labrador Retriever mix, he was called that because "yeller" is a dialect pronunciation of yellow and the fact that his bark sounds more like a human yell. Travis unsuccessfully tries to drive the dog away.

However, the dog's habit of stealing meat from smokehouses and robbing hens' nests does not endear him to Travis. Arliss tries to capture a black bear cub by feeding it cornbread and grabbing it, its angry mother hears her cub wailing and attacks, but Old Yeller appears and drives her off, earning the affection of the family. Travis grows to respect Old Yeller, who comes to have a profound effect on the boy's life. Bud Searcy and his granddaughter Lisbeth come by for supper one day, Lisbeth takes Travis aside to tell him Old Yeller has been stealing food all over the county. After she and her father leave, Travis scolds Old Yeller and has the dog sleep in the cornfield with him to chase off raccoons; the next day, Old Yeller proves himself worthy as a cow dog by protecting Travis from Rose, their cow, making her stand still while Travis milks her. One day, Burn Sanderson, shows up looking for his dog. Sanderson realizes that the Coates family needs Old Yeller more than he does, so he agrees to trade him to Arliss in exchange for a horny toad and a home-cooked meal.

Sanderson takes Travis aside and warns him of the growing plague of hydrophobia. One day, Travis sets out to trap a family of feral hogs. On the advice of Bud Searcy, he sits in a tree, trying to rope them from above as Old Yeller corners them and keeps them from escaping. However, Travis falls into the group of hogs and is attacked by one. Old Yeller defends Travis. However, Old Yeller is injured by the hog and Travis hides him in a large hole. Travis's mother retrieves Old Yeller and uses horse hair to suture his wounds; as Old Yeller recovers, Searcy warns the Coates family of hydrophobia in the area but is chastised by Katie for trying to scare Travis. Searcy not before leaving Lisbeth with the Coates to help them with their corn harvest. Travis assures Katie that the hogs did not have hydrophobia, both he and Old Yeller recover; the family see their cow, Rose and foaming at the mouth. Travis confirms that she shoots her. While Katie and Lisbeth burn her body that night, they are attacked by a wolf.

Katie's scream alerts Travis, who runs outside with a rifle, just in time to see Old Yeller fighting off the wolf. Travis shoots the wolf, but not before Old Yeller is bitten on the neck. Katie tells Travis that no healthy wolf would attack near a burning area and, the wolf was rabid. Katie suggests that it may be necessary to shoot Old Yeller, but Travis insists that they instead pen him in the corn crib to see if he shows symptoms of the disease. After remaining quarantined, the Coates believe. However, one night, when Travis goes to feed Old Yeller, he growls at him aggressively. Travis says nothing; that night, Arliss tries to open the corn crib to release Old Yeller, oblivious to the danger. Katie slams the door tries to attack. Katie tells Travis that Old Yeller is suffering and takes Arliss back to the house. Katie returns with the rifle. Travis reluctantly shoots Old Yeller and walks away. Upset over the loss of his dog, Travis refuses the offer of a new puppy sired by Old Yeller, his father, Jim comes home with money and gifts for the family.

Katie tells him about Old Yeller, Jim talks to Travis about it. Upon returning to the farmhouse, Travis observes the puppy stealing a piece of meat, a habit he inherited from Old Yeller. Travis accepts the puppy, "Young Yeller," as his new dog. Fess Parker as Jim Coates Dorothy McGuire as Katie Coates Tommy Kirk as Travis Coates Kevin Corcoran as Arliss Coates Jeff York as Bud Searcy Beverly Washburn as Lisbeth Searcy Chuck Connors as Burn Sanderson Spike as Old Yeller The film was adapted into a 1957 comic book published by Dell Comics, it was issue number 869 of Four Color comic series, was reprinted in 1965. Bosley Crowther in the December 26, 1957 New York Times praised the film's performers and called the film "a nice little family picture", a "lean and sensible screen transcription of Fred Gipson's children's book." He described the film as a "appealing little rustic tale unfolds in lovely color photography. Sentimental, but sturdy as a hickory stick."The movie went on to become an important cultural film for baby boomers, with Old Yeller's death in particular being remembered as one of the most tearful scenes in cinematic history.

It has a rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 20 reviews, with a weighted average o