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Premier of Nova Scotia

The Premier of Nova Scotia is the first minister to the lieutenant governor of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia and presides over the Executive Council of Nova Scotia. Following the Westminster system, the premier is the leader of the political party which has the most seats in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, called upon by the lieutenant governor to form a government; as the province's head of government, the premier exercises considerable power. The current Premier of Nova Scotia is Stephen McNeil, appointed on October 8, 2013 and was sworn in on October 22, 2013, his party, the Nova Scotia Liberal Party was re-elected in May 2017 The Premier serves as president of the Executive Council. He chooses the other members of the Cabinet, who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor; as president of the Executive Council, the premier forms the government. He or she leads the Executive Council’s decision making process as they develop and implement the government's priorities and policies; the Premier establishes the Executive Council’s methods of operation and organization and that of its committees.

The first premier of the Colony of Nova Scotia in 1848 was James Boyle Uniacke. He was the leader of the first responsible government in the overseas British Empire. Joseph Howe was Nova Scotia’s third premier and is known for the landmark trial that established freedom of the press in Nova Scotia; the first premier of the Province of Nova Scotia, after Canada’s confederation in 1867, was Hiram Blanchard. He served as premier for only 88 days. Sir John Sparrow David Thompson served the shortest term as a Nova Scotia premier, only 54 days, in 1882. However, 10 years he became Prime Minister of Canada. George Henry Murray was Nova Scotia’s longest serving premier, he served for 26 years and 188 days from July 20, 1896 until he voluntarily resigned on January 24, 1923. A bridge between Halifax and Dartmouth is named after former premier, Angus L. MacDonald who served terms before and after the Second World War, he was respected for leading Nova Scotia out through the post-war years. He was instrumental in having the Angus L. MacDonald bridge built, which shortened travel time between the Halifax and Dartmouth.

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Composing hut of Gustav Mahler (Attersee)

The composing hut of Gustav Mahler, German: Gustav Mahler-Komponierhäuschen, is a little museum and memorial in Steinbach at lake Attersee in Upper Austria. It is dedicated to the classical composer Gustav Mahler. In this hut he retreated from 1893 to 1896. Since 1985 a permanent exhibition can be seen here. Other composing huts of Mahler still exist as well. One can be found at lake Wörthersee in Austria, there is one next to the Gustav Mahler Stube in South Tyrol, Italy. Since 1985 Mahler's former composing hut shows a permanent exhibition. In the first decades, Mahler's piano, music sheets and original documents were exhibited. In 2016 the presentation was renewed by the International Gustav Mahler Society; the society chose for a scientifically justified presentation, introduced multimedia techniques that year. The presentation consists of six wall displays, with 1) a chronology of the life of Gustav Mahler, 2) Attersee and Mahler's years there, 3) nature and Des Knaben Wunderhorn, 4) the construction of the hut, 5-6) Mahler's second and third symphony.

In 1893, Mahler was kapellmeister in the city theatre of Hamburg. In that year he came to Steinbach for his first time, together with his sister Justine and a friend of the family, Natalie Bauer-Lechner, they booked five rooms in Gasthaus zum Höllengebirge to pass their vacation here. The natural environment inspired Mahler to compose a dozen of songs. To be able to work in peace, he had built this composing hut in 1894 by Johann Lösch. There were three windows, Mahler had a chair, stove and a piano at his possession. After he left, the hut remained used for other activities, it has been as washing house, sanitary slaughterhouse. In 1985 neglect and destruction were prevented, when it was renovated to house a permanent exhibition. List of museums in Austria List of music museums

List of mountains in Montenegro

This is a list of mountains in Montenegro. Bijela gora Bioč Bjelasica Bolj Bogićevica Crna planina Durmitor Golija Gradina Hajla Ključ Komovi Kovač Lisa Lisac Lovćen Lola Lukavica Lebršnik Ljubišnja Maganik Maglić Mokra Gora Mokra planina Možura Njegoš Ostroška greda Obzir Orjen Prekornica Pivska planina Prokletije Rumija Sinjavina Somina Stožac Visitor Vojnik Volujak Vučje Vrmac Zeletin Žijevo Žljeb Žurim Geography of Montenegro

GRB 790305b

GRB 790305b is an event that took place on 5 March 1979. It was an bright burst, localized to supernova remnant N49 in the Large Magellanic Cloud; this event is now interpreted as a magnetar giant flare, more related to SGR flares than "true" gamma-ray bursts. It is the first observed SGR megaflare, a specific type of short GRB, it has been associated with the magnetar PSR B0525-66. On 5 March 1979, Soviet spacecraft Venera 11 and Venera 12 drifting through the Solar System, were hit by a blast of gamma radiation at 10:51 EST; this contact raised the radiation readings on both the probes from a normal 100 counts per second to over 200,000 counts a second, in only a fraction of a millisecond. This burst of gamma rays continued to spread. Eleven seconds Helios 2, a NASA probe, in orbit around the Sun, was saturated by the blast of radiation, it soon hit Venus, the Pioneer Venus Orbiter's detectors were overcome by the wave. Seconds Earth received the wave of radiation, where the powerful output of gamma rays inundated the detectors of three U.

S. Department of Defense Vela satellites, the Soviet Prognoz 7 satellite, the Einstein Observatory. Just before the wave exited the Solar System, the blast hit the International Sun-Earth Explorer; this powerful blast of gamma radiation constituted the strongest wave of extra-solar gamma rays detected. Because gamma rays travel at the speed of light and the time of the pulse was recorded by several distant spacecraft as well as on Earth, the source of the gamma radiation could be calculated to an accuracy of about 2 arcseconds; the direction of the source corresponded with the remnants of a star that had gone supernova around 3000 B. C. E, it was in the Large Magellanic Cloud and the source was named SGR 0525-66, the event itself was named GRB 790305b, the first observed SGR megaflare

200 Public Square

200 Public Square is the third-tallest skyscraper in Cleveland, Ohio. The building, located on Public Square in Downtown Cleveland reaches 45 stories and 658 ft and holds 1.2 million square feet of office space. The building is Cleveland's regional headquarters for Huntington Bancshares. In November 1981, Standard Oil of Ohio announced plans to build a skyscraper on Public Square, it was supposed to surpass the Terminal Tower in height, but city officials insisted that the Tower remain the city's tallest building. The BP Building was designed by Hellmuth and Kassabaum in the postmodern style and angled to be parallel to both Euclid and Superior avenues. Construction began in 1982 with the demolition of two Cleveland landmarks, the Burnham and Root Cuyahoga Building and the 16-story George B. Post Williamson Building; the new structure was completed in 1985 and was opened in 1987 as the BP America Tower, when British Petroleum purchased the remaining 45% of Sohio and merged its North American holdings to form BP America, Inc. headquartered in the new building.

Claes Oldenburg's Free Stamp sculpture was commissioned by Alton Whitehouse and other Sohio executives to stand in front of the tower, but BP officials did not appreciate it, donated the sculpture to the City of Cleveland. After some modifications, the city installed it in Willard Park, next to Cleveland City Hall. Before the Key Tower was built, the BP Building was the second-most prominent skyscraper in the city photographed with the adjacent Terminal Tower as a twin emblem of Cleveland, it contains 36 elevators, 10 escalators, 3 fountains, 1 waterfall, 1,500 plants, several works of art. When BP purchased Chicago-based Amoco in 1998, the company said it would move its headquarters from Cleveland to Chicago; the building was purchased by the Chicago-based EQ Office in 1996 for $144 million, which in turn sold it to Harbor Group International in June 2005 for $141.25 million. Harbor Group worked with Electra Real Estate to purchase the building; the building was subsequently renamed 200 Public Square.

Most Clevelanders and the Harbor Group still recognize it as the BP Tower, although many still refer to it as the Sohio Building. In June 2011, Huntington Bank placed its corporate logo at the top of the building; the bank moved its regional headquarters to the tower from the Huntington Bank Building that September. Harbor Group International put the building up for sale in June 2011. List of tallest buildings in Cleveland Official website ClevelandSkyscrapers.com Images and architectural information 200 Public Square livecam