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Ministry of Works and Development

The New Zealand Ministry of Works and Development the Department of Public Works and referred to as the Public Works Department or PWD, was founded in 1876 and disestablished and privatised in 1988. The Ministry had its own Cabinet-level responsible minister, the Minister of Works or Minister of Public Works; the state has played an important part in developing the New Zealand economy. For many years the Public Works Department undertook most major construction work in New Zealand, including roads and power stations. After the reform of the state sector, beginning in 1984, the ministry disappeared and its remnants now have to compete for government work; the Head Office of the Ministry was in the Vogel Building in Wellington, named after former Premier Sir Julius Vogel, who helped create the Public Works Department during his term in office, through the Immigration and Public Works Act 1870. This building held the Vogel Computer, one of the largest in New Zealand and used by several government departments for engineering work.

The Ministry moved to the Vogel Building in about 1966 from the Old Government Building on Lambton Quay. The ministry was renamed the Ministry of Works on 16 March 1943 under the Ministry of Works Act; this was to reflect the extended wartime functions, when the Minister explained it was, "to ensure that, whilst the building and constructional potential of the country is limited by war and immediate post-war conditions, it is assembled and utilized in the most efficient manner from the point of view of the national interest". In 1944 the ministry was involved in the "great furniture scandal" when asked to order items of furniture for the new Legation in Moscow, to be headed by Charles Boswell; the list of items to be shipped from New Zealand to Moscow included 40 armchairs, 10 couches, a billiard table, palm stands. Made after looking at furniture in Government House and ministerial houses, the order could have seated the entire House of Representatives. During the latter years of the Ministry there were seven District Offices each headed by a District Commissioner of Works.

In each District there were a number of Residency Offices and each had a number of Depots. The primary purpose of this 6000 strong workforce was the maintenance of the existing and planning and constuction of replacement sections of the State Highway network. In addition there were Project Offices set up for a particular purpose, such as to build a power project, tunnel or irrigation scheme. While the policy functions were either disestablished or passed on to other Government departments, the commercial operations were set up as Works and Development Services Corporation and the computing bureau and the buildings maintenance units were sold; the corporation had Works Consultancy Services and Works Civil Construction. These were sold in 1996 and became Opus International Consultants and Works Infrastructure and the corporation was disestablished. Bob Semple tank Ohakea and Whenuapai aircraft hangars Stony Batter Wrights Hill Fortress Waitaki Dam Roxburgh Dam Tekapo A Benmore Power Station Aviemore Dam Tekapo B Ohau A, B and C.

Lake Ruataniwha Clyde Dam Te Anau and Manapouri Lake Control Structures In the North Island, the Tongariro Power Scheme was completed between 1964 and 1983. Under the Public Works Act 1876, the Department of Public Works was responsible for the operation of New Zealand's railway network from 1876 until 1880, when operations were transferred to the New Zealand Railways Department; this transfer did not end the PWD's railway operations, as it still operated railway lines when under construction, sometimes providing revenue services prior to the official transfer of the line to the Railways Department. The PWD owned its own locomotives and rolling stock, some second-hand from the Railways Department, it operated some small railway lines that were never transferred to the Railways Department. One example is a 6.4 km branch line built in 1928 from near the terminus of the Railways Department's Kurow Branch to a hydro-electric dam project on the Waitaki River. This branch was not used to service the dam project.

This line was removed in April 1937. North Island Main Trunk Railway Raurimu Spiral Otira Tunnel East Coast Main Trunk Railway Westfield deviation Auckland railway station Stratford–Okahukura Line Tawa Flat deviation Kaimai Railway Tunnel Wellington Urban Motorway Project was stopped at Ghuznee Street, by the Government of the day. Completion is now being talked about, 45 years on. Opus International Group Works Infrastructure Downer EDI Works By Design: A brief history of the Public Works Department Ministry of Works 1870-1970 by Rosslyn J. Noonan

Are We There Yet? (TV series)

Are We There Yet? is an American television sitcom, which ran on TBS for three seasons from June 2, 2010, to March 1, 2013. Based on the 2005 feature film of the same name, it revolves around a family dealing with normal family situations plus adapting to a new family setup after a divorced mother remarries. Ice Cube, Ali LeRoi, Matt Alvarez, Vince Totino, Joe Roth served as the show's executive producers; the series was filmed at the Connecticut Film Center in Stamford. The series takes place in a continuity different from that of the films Are We There Yet? and Are We Done Yet?, centers on the blended Kingston-Persons of Seattle facing the challenges of everyday life in a new blended family. Nick Persons and Suzanne Kingston-Persons have been married for 6 months and former athlete Nick has sold his sports-memorabilia shop and taken a job in information technology, he is still trying to figure out his role in the family and bond with Suzanne's two children: Lindsey, who's forever texting on her cell phone, Kevin, who's seen playing video games or playing with his best friend Troy.

The kids' father is Suzanne's ex-husband Frank Kingston, who has son. Suzanne herself has a hectic schedule as a party planner. Nick's mother is not happy about her son's recent marriage or her new role as a grandmother and has a hard time getting along with her new daughter-in-law; the series draws its humor from everyday family situations. Though sharing the title and characters from the original film, the story is more similar to the storyline of its sequel, Are We Done Yet? as opposed to Are We There Yet?. Terry Crews replaces Ice Cube as Suzanne's husband and Lindsey and Kevin's stepfather. New to marriage and fatherhood, Nick is an ex-athlete; the only child of an eccentric mother, he possesses a strong work ethic. Nick used to own a sports-memorabilia store, but he sold the business to his best friend Martin and got a job as a sports reporter at KAWT. Nick becomes a part-owner in Martin's sports-themed bar/restaurant. Essence Atkins replaces Nia Long as Suzanne Kingston-Persons, Nick's wife and Kevin's mother, Terrence's sister.

Suzanne is a modern woman with a love for her family. As a newlywed mother of two, she's trying to juggle family and career, while trying to have a little fun. Suzanne is a successful event planner, known for her creative attention to detail, she has a childish wit. Coy Stewart replaces Philip Daniel Bolden as Kevin Kingston-Persons, Suzanne's son, Nick's stepson, Lindsey's younger brother, he is an avid soccer fan and can be found watching his favorite player on TV. He has a great interest in technology and computers. Smarter than his 10-year-old friends, Kevin is as precocious, he has asthma, first seen in the 2005 film adaption. He loves to find his way around the rules and wants to be the center of attention. Kevin turns 13 in season three. Teala Dunn replaces Aleisha Allen as Lindsey Kingston-Persons, Suzanne's daughter, Nick's stepdaughter, Kevin's older sister. At 15, Lindsey is a typical teen girl, who loves spending time with her friends and is attached to her cellphone, she has a strong bond with her parents and little brother, but she would prefer to hang out with friends instead of family.

Lindsey gets in trouble and she and Kevin blackmail each other. Christian Finnegan replaces Jay Mohr as Martin aka Marty, Nick's best friend who now owns a sports-themed bar/restaurant. Martin is a lovable rogue, single and dating. Quick dialogue from an episode implies that he may have once had a relationship with Suzanne's friend Gigi, he enjoys life and his friends, helps Nick with any problems with Suzanne. Keesha Sharp as Gigi, Suzanne's assistant and best girlfriend. Always ready for a good time, she jets to the hottest parties in and out of town, she convinces Suzanne to not blame Nick so much. Telma Hopkins as Marilyn Persons, Nick's mother, Suzanne's mother-in-law, the kids' stepgrandmother, she is on the go and not available for babysitting. She's not thrilled about being any kind of grandmother and she isn't crazy about her new daughter-in-law, but Nick is her only child, so she has to adjust to his new life as a husband and father. Ice Cube as Terrence, Suzanne's paramilitary brother, Nick's brother-in-law, the kids' uncle.

Because he works for a Covert Government Agency, he is secretive. He is protective of his only sister and uses every opportunity to remind Nick that he better be good to her by threatening to kill him. One of his running gags is when he points and says, "What's that?" and the person he's talking to will look away and will look back to see him disappear and hear the door slam. Ice Cube portrayed Nick in the films. Charlie Murphy as Frank Kingston, Suzanne's ex-husband and Lindsey's father, Terrence's former brother-in-law and Nick's rival. Frank neglected Kevin and Lindsey and is seen throughout the show trying to reconcile with the family, but Suzanne and Nick don't trust him. Michael Hall D'Addario as Troy, Kevin's best friend. Troy is a huge fan of African American culture, he knows a lot for his age and is known to be smart, although he possesses street smarts. A gag of his is how he sometimes lies to his mother: Jackie, about his whereabouts, only so that he can scheme with Kevin. Annie Q. as Kelly, Lindsey's best friend.

Darrell Hammond as Brick Street, a KAWT anchor. Jacqueline Mazarella as Jackie, Troy's mother.s Sherrod Small as Malcolm, Nick's friend. Joe D'Onofrio as Staten Island Mike, Nick's friend; the sho

Tazmin Brits

Tazmin Brits is a South African sportswoman. She won, she was in line to be selected for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, before being involved in a road accident, which left her hospitalised for two months. She plays cricket, was named in South Africa women's cricket squad for the Women's Twenty20 International series against Bangladesh in April 2018. Prior to the tour, she captained the South Africa Emerging Players Women's squad against Australia, she made her WT20I debut for South Africa against Bangladesh Women on 19 May 2018. In February 2019, Cricket South Africa named her as one of the players in the Powerade Women's National Academy intake for 2019. In September 2019, she was named in the F van der Merwe XI squad for the inaugural edition of the Women's T20 Super League in South Africa. Tazmin Brits at World Athletics Tazmin Brits at ESPNcricinfo

John Chamberlain (sculptor)

John Angus Chamberlain was an American sculptor. At the time of his death he worked on Shelter Island, New York. Born in Rochester, Indiana as the son of a saloonkeeper, Chamberlain was raised by his grandmother after his parents divorced, he spent much of his youth in Chicago. After serving in the U. S. Navy from 1943 to 1946, he attended the Art Institute of Black Mountain College. At Black Mountain, he studied with the poets Charles Olsen, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, who were teaching there that semester; the following year, he moved to New York, where for the first time he created sculpture that included scrap-metal auto parts. Over the course of his prolific career, he had studios in New York, New Mexico, Florida and Shelter Island. Chamberlain is best known for creating sculptures from old automobiles that bring the Abstract Expressionist style of painting into three dimensions, he began by carving and modelling, but turned to working in metal in 1952 and welding 1953. By 1957, while staying with the painter Larry Rivers in Southampton, New York, he began to include scrap metal from cars with his sculpture Shortstop, from 1959 onward he concentrated on sculpture built of crushed automobile parts welded together.

Far more than just another wrinkle on assemblage Shortstop and subsequent works reinvented modeling casting, volume altering Marcel Duchamp's notion of the readymade and using the car as both medium and tool. In 1962 Donald Judd wrote, "The only reason Chamberlain is not the best American sculptor under forty is the incommensurability of'the best' which makes it arbitrary to say so."By the end of the 1960s, Chamberlain had replaced his signature materials with galvanized steel with mineral-coated Plexiglas, with aluminum foil. In 1966, he began a series of sculptures made of rolled and tied urethane foam. Since returning in the mid-1970s to metal as his primary material, Chamberlain has limited himself to specific parts of the automobile. In 1973, two 300-pound metal pieces by Chamberlain were mistaken for junk and carted away as they sat outside a gallery warehouse in Chicago. In the early 1980s, Chamberlain moved to Sarasota, where an 18,000-square-foot warehouse studio on Cocoanut Avenue enabled him to work on a much grander scale than he had.

Many of the subsequent works Chamberlain made in Florida revert to more volumetric, compact configurations aligned on a vertical axis. As seen in the so-called Giraffe series, for example, linear patterns cavort over multicolored surfaces—the results of sandblasting the metal, removing the paint, exposing the raw surface beneath. In 1984, Chamberlain created the monumental American Tableau created for display on the Seagram Building's plaza. Assembling intricately cut, painted metal parts, Chamberlain made his first mask, A Good Head and a Half, for a benefit auction for Victim Services in 1991, providing aid to victims of sexual assault, he continued to produce masks throughout the 1990s in his studio on Shelter Island, titling many of them with opus numbers. Chamberlain made abstract colour paintings from 1963, from 1967 he made several films, such as "Wide Point" and "The Secret Life of Hernando Cortez," filmed in Mexico with Warhol regulars Taylor Mead and Ultra Violet. In the last decade of his life, the artist expanded his work to large-format photographs.

Chamberlain's first major solo show was held at the Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, in 1960. His singular method of putting discarded automobile-body parts together led to his inclusion in the paradigmatic exhibition "The Art of Assemblage", at the Museum of Modern Art in 1961, where his work was shown alongside modern masters such as Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso, his works have since been exhibited around the world and have been included in the São Paulo Art Biennial, the Whitney Biennial and Documenta, Germany and he has had over 100 solo shows, including Dia Art Foundation. Chamberlain represented the United States at the Venice Biennale in 1964, he had his first retrospective in 1971, at New York. A second retrospective was organized in 1986 by the Museum of Los Angeles. From February 24 to May 13, 2012, shortly after the artist's death, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum showcased "John Chamberlain: Choices", a comprehensive exhibition of the artist's work; the exhibition examined the artist's development over his sixty-year career, exploring the shifts in scale and techniques informed by the assemblage process, central to his working method.

A special exhibition of Chamberlain's foam sculptures and photographs was on view at the Chinati Foundation in 2005–06. Chamberlain has a work of art on the moon in the Moon Museum. Centre Pompidou, Paris Chinati Foundation, Texas Dia:Beacon, Beacon Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D. C. Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.

List of Moral Orel characters

The following is a list of characters featured in the American stop motion animation series Moral Orel, created by Dino Stamatopoulos. Most of the characters' names are references in some way to the stop motion animation process. Orel Puppington is the protagonist of Moral Orel, he is an 11 year-old boy whose quest is to be moral and good, which drives most of the plots of the episodes. He makes short animated movies with them. In his attempts to remain moral, he listens to Reverend Putty's sermons closely. Though he's attentive and always means well, Orel tends to misinterpret the minister's teachings, leading to chaos for both him and the town; the special "Beforel Orel" reveals that for a four-year-old, Orel was naive to a hazardous degree and didn't have the slightest understanding of God or hadn't been inducted into the towns corrupted version of Christianity and willingly believed anything that someone told him. Clay, in an attempt to forestall having to be an actual parent, sent Orel off to his grandfather's, who taught Orel to think for himself and instilled in him and understanding of lies and truth and to not believe anything without "proof".

When Orel was brought back to Moralton and innocently asked for proof of God, an emergency meeting of the church was called, during which Rev. Putty used the story of Abraham nearly sacrificing his son Issac to illustrate that, instead of asking for proof of God, that people should instead prove their belief in God. Ms. Censordoll used the fear of Hell to reinforce this lesson. However, this led to Orel nearly sacrificing the newborn Shapey until his grandfather arrived and put a stop to it. One of the show's aspects has been Orel's slow awakening to the flaws of the people around him as well as expanding his personal belief system beyond the rigid fundamentalist Christian doctrine of the town. In "Praying", Orel uses Buddhist meditation to deal with his stress. In "Charity", Orel became a full-fledged drug addict. While in "Orel's Movie Premiere", Orel uses rather harsh portrayals of the people around him in his home movies, most notably portraying his father as a sadistic, drunken snarling wolf while still referring to the appearance as a "loyal and good" puppy, still somewhat unaware of Clay's true character.

After the disastrous sequence of events in the two-part season two finale "Nature", Orel loses all respect for his father. When Clay shoots him in the leg in a drunken state, followed by drinking the disinfectant and subsequently denying fault for the incident, Orel not only tells his father for the first time that he hates him, but when asked if he shot a bear that had wandered into their camp whilst Clay was passed out, Orel lies and states that it was Clay who had shot it in order to deny him the joy of fatherly pride. On, after "Hunting", Orel is seen still being polite and cheerful towards the townspeople, but becoming emotionally distant towards Clay: "Nesting" shows Orel being indifferent to Clay's threats of punishment in his study in contrast to the audible gulp that took place in previous situations of the similar; as a result of the shooting, Orel gets a permanent limp, which Dino Stamotopolus said would have been kept throughout the series had it continued. Orel has yet to realize the flaws of the people in Moralton including his mother and his whole family, though this is because Orel refuses to see anything but the good in people.

In the series finale, Orel realizes the exact nature of his father's relationship with Coach Stopframe, but the realization doesn't bother him much and a substantial bond between them develops. It's shown that at the end, despite the apparent collapse of his family, Orel becomes a much better man than his father was, marrying his childhood sweetheart Christina Posabule and maintaining a loving, happy family with two kids and a puppy, unlike his still unhappy parents. Orel is voiced by Carolyn Lawrence. Clayton Middleinitial "Clay" Puppington is Orel's strict, alcoholic father and the main villain of the show, who tries to keep his home in line with a 1950s style of living; this masks the fact that Clay is an abusive alcoholic who hates his job as mayor of Moralton, his marriage, his father. As a child, Clay was the only surviving child of his parents, as his mother's drinking and fun-loving lifestyle caused her to miscarry ten of Clay's unborn siblings before he was born. Clay's mother was a religious zealot, who spoiled Clay rotten and instructed him in the various "lost commandments" of Moses.

This created tension with Clay's father, outright neglected by his wife in favor of his son, to the point that he was forced to eat his son's leftovers. Clay's father did try to remain a part of his life and warned Clay of his mother's heart condition. Clay unintentionally changed life forever when he faked his own death as a prank on his mother, causing her to have a fatal heart attack. Clay's father never forgave Clay for his part in his mother's death and shunned his son telling him that he's "not eve

Rob McAlpine

Rob McAlpine is a Scottish rugby union player who plays for Ayr RFC at the Lock position. A former Glasgow Warriors academy player in season 2011-12, he was called back into the Warriors squad on 30 September 2016, he previously played for Edinburgh Rugby. McAlpine plays for Ayr. A product of Glasgow Academy, McAlpine played for Glasgow District U16, U17 and Glasgow District U18 age grades, he earned a place in the Glasgow Warriors academy for the season 2011-12 as an Elite Development Player. Although named on the Warriors bench, he did not make a competitive start, he played for Edinburgh Rugby and earned his professional debut against Ulster at Raven Hill on 2 March 2012, coming on as a replacement at half time for Grant Gilchrist. He was called back into the Warriors squad in 2016 when on 30 September 2016 he was named on the bench to play in the Warriors away match to Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade, he made his Warriors debut in the Pro12 that night. He earned Scotland call ups at age grades before getting a Scotland Club XV cap in 2016.

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