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National Galleries of Scotland

National Galleries of Scotland is the executive non-departmental public body that controls the three national galleries of Scotland and two partner galleries, forming one of the National Collections of Scotland. The purpose of the National Galleries of Scotland was set out by an Act of Parliament in the National Heritage Act 1985, its role is to care for and add to the objects in its collections, exhibit artworks to the public and to promote education and public enjoyment and understanding of the Fine Arts. It is governed by a Board of Trustees; the National Gallery of Scotland was opened to the public in 1859. Located on The Mound in the centre of Scotland's capital city, the building was shared between the National Gallery and the collection of the Royal Scottish Academy; the gallery was a success, in response to increasing public demand for the celebration of Scottish history and culture, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery was opened in 1889 to display portraits of noted Scots. The National Gallery collection was constrained by lack of space in the premises on The Mound, in 1906 the National Galleries of Scotland Act granted to the RSA perpetual tenancy of the Royal Institution building in front of the National Gallery, allowing the National Galleries collection to take over the entire National Gallery of Scotland building.

Since the Royal Institution building became known as the Royal Scottish Academy. In 1959, National Galleries of Scotland expanded further with the establishment of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, housed in Inverleith House in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Twentieth-century artworks in the National Galleries collection were relocated to the new gallery, the gallery began to acquire many more objects after 1960. By 1984, the modern art gallery had outgrown its first home, the SNGMA relocated to the vacant John Watson's Institution building, a former school. In 1999, the SNGMA expanded with the opening of The Dean Gallery in a former orphanage opposite the Gallery of Modern Art. In 2012, National Galleries of Scotland underwent a rebranding exercise, the National Gallery of Scotland building on The Mound was renamed the Scottish National Gallery to distinguish it from the organistation that manages it; the Scottish National Gallery The Scottish National Portrait Gallery The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art The Partner Galleries are: Duff House in Banff, Aberdeenshire Paxton House, Berwickshire Board of Manufactures The Playfair Project Scottish Publishers Association Official website

Romeyn B. Ayres

Romeyn Beck Ayres was a Union Army general in the American Civil War. Ayres was born at New York, along the Mohawk River in Montgomery County, he was the son of a small-town doctor. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1847, ranking 22nd in a class of 38, was commissioned a brevet second lieutenant in the 4th U. S. Artillery. Although graduating in time for the Mexican–American War, Ayres served only on garrison duty in Puebla and Mexico City until 1850, seeing no fighting in the war. Between the wars, Ayres was stationed at various posts on the frontier and served at the Fort Monroe Artillery School from 1859 to 1861. In 1849 he married Emily Louis Gerry Dearborn in Maine, his second wife was Juliet Opie Hopkins Butcher, the daughter of Juliet Opie Hopkins, a woman who became prominent establishing hospitals for Confederate soldiers in Richmond, Virginia. After the start of the Civil War, Ayres was promoted to captain and commanded a battery in the 5th U. S. Artillery, which he led in the First Bull Run Campaign, was involved in the Battle of Blackburn's Ford before the larger First Battle of Bull Run.

At First Bull Run, his battery, attached to the brigade of William Tecumseh Sherman, was held in reserve and he did not see action during the battle proper, but distinguished himself by providing cover for retreating Union Army troops pursued by Confederate cavalry. On October 3, 1861, Ayres was appointed chief of artillery for William F. "Baldy" Smith's division of the Army of the Potomac. He served in that position in the Peninsula Campaign, the Seven Days Battles, at the Battle of Antietam. Just before the Battle of Fredericksburg, he was promoted to chief of artillery of the VI Corps as a brigadier general, as of November 29, 1862. At Fredericksburg he commanded the corps artillery stationed across the Rappahannock River on Falmouth Heights. While recuperating from an injury caused when his horse fell, Ayres considered his military career and realized that artillery officers had a much slower rate of promotion than their colleagues in the infantry. Thus, he arranged for a transfer and became a brigade commander in the 2nd Division of the V Corps as of April 21, 1863.

This division was known as the Regular Division because it consisted entirely of regular army soldiers and he led its 1st Brigade in the Battle of Chancellorsville. On the first day of the battle his brigade formed the left flank of Sykes' division when it engaged Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws' division on the Orange Turnpike. Sykes' division was forced to retreat after being attacked on the right flank by Maj. Gen. Robert E. Rodes' division. In the Gettysburg Campaign, as part of a general shuffling of senior officers when Maj. Gen. George Meade was promoted from commander of the V Corps to be commander of the Army of the Potomac and Maj. Gen. George Sykes took command of the corps, Ayres was promoted to command the Regular Division, he had risen to division command for an officer with little infantry experience. At the Battle of Gettysburg, he did not have an opportunity to shine in his new assignment, his division arrived on the battlefield around midday on the second day of battle, July 2, 1863.

After a brief rest in camp near Power's Hill, two brigades from his division were sent to reinforce Union troops from Maj. Gen. John C. Caldwell's division, counterattacking Confederate forces in the Wheatfield. Due to a great Confederate assault nearby at the Peach Orchard, Caldwell's division retreated so that his two brigades were at risk of being surrounded, they were forced suffering heavy casualties. Ayres received praise for his performance and he received a brevet promotion to major in the regular army for his actions at Gettysburg. After the battle, the Regular Division was sent in New York City to suppress the draft riots there. In March 1864, the Army of the Potomac was reorganized, reducing the number of corps commanders, subordinates down the chain of command were affected. Ayres was reduced to commanding the 4th Brigade of V Corps, he led the brigade in Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign of 1864, he received command of a new 2nd Division of the V Corps for the Siege of Petersburg.

On August 1, 1864, he received a brevet promotion to major general for his contributions in these campaigns. Ayres continued to lead his division through the Confederate surrender. By the summer of 1864, the Regular Division no longer existed because it was hardly above brigade strength. Ayres was asked after the war, he replied "I had a division of regulars once. I buried half of them at the other half in the Wilderness. There's no regulars left." After the war, Ayres commanded a division in the Provisional Corps, commanded the District of the Shenandoah Valley until April 30, 1866, when he was mustered out of the volunteer service. As part of the general reduction of ranks, typical following many American wars, Ayres returned to the regular army with the rank of lieutenant colonel and he performed garrison duty in a number of posts in the South, including Little Rock, Jackson Barracks, New Orleans and Key West, Florida. In 1877 he commanded troops suppressing the railroad strikes in Maryland and Pennsylvania, in 1879 he was promoted to colonel of the 2nd U.

S. Artillery. Ayres died on duty on December 4, 1888 in New York at 62 years of age. He

TV Brasília

TV Brasilia, channel 6, is a television station of the Brazilian media group Diários Associados, in Brasília, DF. It is an affiliate of RedeTV! In the capital Federal beyond TV Brasília, members control the newspapers Correio Braziliense Here and DF, the Radio Club AM and FM and portal Web Mail TV Brasilia, whose name pays tribute to the new federal seat of government, was founded by the Associated Newspapers of Assis Chateaubriand, on the same day that the country is now live with its new capital: April 21, 1960, it was founded with the TV and TV Daybreak National extinct in 2007, the newspaper Correio Braziliense. It is the only station of the city not directly linked to the major networks; until 1980, was one of the networks own Network Tupi, one of the few who escaped forfeiture of grant sought by the military regime in the stations of Tupi in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belém, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre and Recife. He belonged to several people connected to Members; the station produced several programs.

One was the "Carousel", produced in an amateur in the auditorium of the former headquarters of the station, in, had a team of featured presenters, who were different numbers of children. Aired from 1980 to 1991, was passing along with the now defunct TV Goyá of Goiania by 1987. Due to the extinction of the Rede Tupi, along with other broadcasters, which until connected to the defunct, will transmit the programming of the King, led by TV Record and by TVS River, both attached to the host Silvio Santos, future owner of the Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão. With the emergence of SBT, TV Brasilia becomes one of its major affiliates until 1986 when issuing Paulista, gets an award for Channel 12, published in the Official Gazette, after which the TV Brasília affiliated to the former Manchete, becoming the leading affiliate network carioca, including network news programs. In terms of journalism, TV Brasília showed several journalists, among them are Ana Paula Padrão, Liliane Cardoso, among others.

Headline Center Network From 1987 to 1996, the station was called Manchete Center for transmit its signal via microwave to Goiania repeater on channel 11, a partnership of Associated Newspapers with the local Makro Advertising. The channel 6 was the head-of-network, his slogan was: Manchete Center - Brasília, channel 6. Goiania, channel 11; the partnership was shattered in 1995, but ended up lasting until 1999, with the failure of Headline. For lack of choice, since all the other networks have their own stations in the city, CNT have suffered some decline, the TV Brasília just following the transition to TV! After RedeTV!. On 1 June 2003, surpeendendo the advertising market, the network is the RedeTV! because the quality of programming, becomes the first affiliate of the newly formed network of 21 Grupo Bandeirantes de Comunicação focused only to São Paulo. The partnership results with less commercial return. In 2006, accompanying the change of Network 21, now called PlayTV and to be led by fuzilamento, linked to one of the sons of President Lula.

This membership lasts until the 7th of May 2007, when he begins to display a grid with local programs, programs of Live Earth channel, editions of the news Band News, keeping the air just two programs PlayTV: The Official 10 "and block "Otacraze. TV Brasilia have stayed in the hands of several business until in January 2008 when the Diários Associados will once again have control of the station. In November 1995, the Diários Associados came to sell the station to the Minister of Agriculture and owner of the former Banco Bamerindus, José Eduardo de Andrade Vieira, who owned 49% of the shares of Central National Television. At the same time, the entrepreneur, as a crisis that soon would lead to bankruptcy, selling its shares in CNT and TV Brasília back to Members, without having changed the flag. Sold by Members on 21 June 2001, seven years, the Organizações Paulo Octávio was responsible for its management, so investing in journalism and mass digitization of transmission. On January 23, 2008, through AlterosaTV, the Associated Newspapers buy 50% equity stake in TV Brasília, belonging to organizations Octavio Paulo.

With the transaction, AlterosaTV took control of the management of the business and the commercial and editorial authority. With the acquisition, returns to TV Brasília Associates Midwest, that the Federal District owns the newspaper Correio Braziliense and DF Here, the Internet portal and Web Mail Club FM radio and AM Radio Club; the technical manager AlterosaTV, Luis Eduardo Leon, took the TV Brasília as superintendent, accumulating the position he holds in Minas Gerais. The idea is to do the same in Brasilia taking place in Minas Gerais, with the integration of group companies and the resulting synergy between TV, Internet and newspaper. With the acquisition, the Associated Midwest will again have the ideal portfolio to work in the sector: TV, print or Internet portal. On May 29, 2008, an agreement was signed rechartering TV Brasilia with the Rede TV! made official at the headquarters of Associated Newspapers Midwest and attended by the president and owner of Network TV!, Amilcare Dallevo Junior, the president of Associated Newspapers, Álvaro Teixeira da Costa, the deputy governor of the Federal District and partner network, Paulo Octavio, the superintendent of TV Brasilia, Luis Eduardo Leon Thus, the 1st of June 2008, the station was re-affiliate RedeTV!, After five years.

The commercial partnership between the two station