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OC Transpo

OC Transpo is the public transit agency of the City of Ottawa, Canada that carries 97.1 million annual riders. It operates an integrated hub-and-spoke system that includes light metro, bus rapid transit, conventional bus routes, ParaTranspo. OC Transpo's O-Train is a light metro system consisting of two lines: the North-South Trillium line with five stations, running diesel powered trains, the east-west Confederation Line, a 12.5 kilometre metro system operating medium capacity electric trains along a underground route that cuts through the downtown. The agency's bus system has 43 bus rapid transit stations on Ottawa's Transitway; these routes provide service to the downtown core of the neighbouring city of Gatineau, Quebec during rush hour. Rush-hour service is provided to a park and ride lot in the Township of Russell. OC Transpo operates ParaTranspo, a door-to-door accessible bus service. Ottawa's first public transportation system began in 1886 with the operation of a horsecar system; the horse-drawn streetcars travelled forth from New Edinburgh to the Chaudière Bridge.

The horsecar would remain a staple means of public transportation until 1891 after Thomas Ahearn founded the Ottawa Electric Railway Company. This private enterprise provided heated streetcar service covering the downtown core. Electricity had been employed in a few places in Ottawa since the first demonstration of the incandescent bulb in 1883. In May 1885, electric lighting commenced in the city. In 1885 council contracted Ottawa Electric Light Company to install 165 arc lamps on the city's streets. Transit in Ottawa was provided by the Ottawa Transportation Commission until 1973 when transit service in the city and its suburbs was transferred under the auspices of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, its formal name was the Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission, but the service was promoted in both English and French under the OC Transpo name, whose OC initials are derived from Ottawa-Carleton. In 1973, OC Transpo introduced the first BRT system in the world; the first element of its BRT system was dedicated bus lanes through the city centre, with platformed stops.

This was part of what became the Transitway. The 20-day 1979 strike was fought over a wage difference of a nickel and became known as "the five-cent bus strike". A pay increase of 16.5% was rejected by the union. In the early 1980s, OC Transpo began planning for the Transitway. Construction of its various stations and segments followed over many years; the first segments were from Baseline to Lincoln Fields in the west end and from Lees to Hurdman in the east end. The second strike for OC Transpo ran from November 25 to December 16, 1996; the strike ended under arbitration. On Tuesday, April 6, 1999, former OC Transpo employee Pierre Lebrun, armed with a.30-06 Remington Model 760 pump-action rifle, shot six people, killing four, in a shooting spree at OC Transpo's St. Laurent Boulevard garage, before killing himself. Lebrun was fired in August 1997 but reinstated, quit in 1998. An inquest into the shooting revealed Lebrun was the subject of teasing for his speech impediment, that his complaints to management were not investigated.

The inquest revealed an "atmosphere of bullying", described as a "poisoned" environment by an employment equity manager. In response, OC Transpo instigated zero-tolerance policies regarding workplace harassment, a new employee-management communications program, increased training on workplace respect. However, studies in 2003 and 2004 found there to be lingering elements of a negative work environment, employee-management communication was reported to be strained following the 1996 strike; the province of Ontario ordered the amalgamation of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton and its component municipalities into a single City of Ottawa municipality. When the new local governance took effect in 2001, OC Transpo became a department of the new city. Following amalgamation, a bilingual replacement backronym for "OC" was sought, but no suitable candidates have been found; the anachronistic acronym has been kept, instead of the costly task of replacing the decals on all buses, bus stops, bus stations, promotional material.

Thus, "OC" is an orphan initialism. A new section of the southwest Transitway opened on December 12, 2005, between the Nepean Sportsplex and Fallowfield Station; the new section was built at a cost of $10 million. The new section has no stations and has replaced service along Woodroffe Avenue between the Nepean Sportsplex and Fallowfield; the Transitway was further expanded south into Barrhaven with Strandherd opened on January 2, 2007. There are long range plans for other extensions in the Orleans and Kanata areas to keep up with more growing communities. Following the 2006 municipal election campaign, Larry O'Brien was elected as mayor and cancelled the light rail expansion project, per a campaign promise. City Council decided to annul the project by a margin of 13–11 on December 14, 2006; the proposed northbound expansions from Bayview onward were revived with the Confederation Line project, contracted in December 2012. OC Transpo drivers and maintenance workers under Amalgamated Transit Union local 279 went on strike December 10, 2008, at 12:01am.

The main causes of the strike were disagreements between the City of Ottawa and the union regarding scheduling and seniority. Rona Ambrose, the Federal Minister of Labour ordered a union membershi

Áed mac Bricc

Áed mac Bricc was an Irish bishop and saint. Áed's principal church was at Rahugh in modern County Westmeath. He was regarded as a patron saint of the Uí Néill and was said to be a descendant of Fiachu mac Néill; when his brothers refused to allow him a share of the land his father had maintained, Áed carried off a girl who belonged to them. He hoped to force his brothers to give him his patrimony through this injury, but he met the bishop St Illann, who convinced him to give up his claims to the land and to let the girl go.Áed mac Bricc's life in the Codex Salmanticensis presents Áed as a peacemaker between Munster and the Uí Néill, between Mide and Tethbae, befitting his cross-border descent through his mother, from the neighbouring Munster people of Múscraige Tíre. An early Latin Life of Áed dating from the period 750–850, survives. Although the Life borrows from Adomnán's life of Columba, a copy of which may have been obtained from the nearby monastery of Durrow, its central concerns are with local violence and with the poverty and insecurity of women nuns.

Áed seems to have had a profound interest in the well-being of religious women. He visited settlements of holy virgins who received him with the respect due to a man of his position. On one occasion, when he perceived that the girl serving him was pregnant he fled from the building both to avoid the pollution and to shame her, she did penance. Áed was not one to leave someone under his care in a difficult situation. Medieval incantations against headache enumerate bodily organs to be protected. One 8th-century Latin hymn from Lake Constance using this device is addressed to St. Aid "mechprech", identified as Aed Mac Bricc, Bishop of Killare, 6th century. An episode in the Life in which he heals Brigit of headache is echoed in the ninth-century Irish life of Brigit. A stone close to the existing church is still associated with the curing of headaches. Charles-Edwards, T. M. Early Christian Ireland, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-36395-0 Emmons, James B. Tschen. "The Limits of Late Antiquity: The Life of St. Aed mac Bricc and the Irish Literati in Late Antiquity."

Diss. UC Santa Barbara, 2002. Emmons, Jim Tschen. "Spiritual Landscapes: The Late Antique Desert in Ireland." In The Rhetoric of Power in Late Antiquity: Religion and Politics in Byzantium and the Early Islamic World. Robert M. Frakes, Elizabeth dePalma Digeser, Justin Stephens, eds. London: I. B. Tauris, 2010. Pp. 125–143. Nagy, Joseph Falaky, Conversing with angels and ancients: literary myths of medieval Ireland, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, ISBN 978-0-8014-8368-4 Nathalie Stalmans and T. M. Charles-Edwards, "Meath, saints of", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. Medieval Irish Saints' Lives: An Introduction to Vitae Sanctorum Hiberniae. Oxford: Clarendon, 1991

Sri Sairam Institute of Technology

Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology is an engineering institution located in the suburbs of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The Institution earned ISO 9001:2008 Certification from Bureau Veritas Quality International; this Institution is approved by New Delhi. Sairam has extended its branches in many fields. One among them is Sri Sairam Institute of Technology. Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology, established in the year 2008 by jambulingam, Chairman of Sapthagiri Educational Trust, is non-profitable, non-minority institution; the College is functioning at Sai Leo Nagar near the well-known fascinating Theme Park, "Kishkinta". The college buildings are architecturally designed as per AICTE norms. Now, Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology has developed into a reputed Engineering Institution, Offering top quality technical education and moulding the younger generation with the spirit of service to society, our Chairman has spared efforts to induct dedicated faculty and provide adequate infrastructure facilities.

The college is affiliated to Anna University and approved by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi. ISO 9001:2008 Certification The college is situated amidst sylvan surroundings in a constructed area of 83.050 sq.m. at Sai Leo Nagar, West Tambaram Chennai, with all essential & suitable infrastructural facilities with regard to Classrooms, Drawing Halls, Air-Conditioned & Computerised Library, Audio Visual Hall, Seminar Halls, Canteen & Sports complex. The college has its own perennial water resources to cater to its various needs. Central and Departmental Libraries National and International journals Supplementary digital resources'Computer labs No WiFi Zone Auditorium without air conditioning facility Outdoor facilities Athletic track Cricket pitch Basketball courts Volleyball courts Football fields Dining Halls Special Dining Hall is Available for VIPs. Lunch Provided for students Transportation Fleet of 200 buses plying most of the routes in Chennai city Sairam offers undergraduate degrees in engineering in the following specializations.

B. E. Mechanical Engineering B. E. Electrical & Electronics Engineering B. E. Electronics and Communication Engineering B. E. Computer Science and Engineering B. Tech. Information Technology B. E. Civil Engineeringpostgraduate degrees in MBA Fees Details and Other Details of Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology on Anna University IEEE Students chapter was established in the year 2013. Providing Tech Meets and Industrial Visits to students of the community. ISTE chapter was established in the year 2013. Providing Tech Meets and Industrial Visits to staff community. CSI Students chapter was established in the year 2010. Providing Tech Meets and Industrial Visits to students of the community

Hoegler's Mission

Der Auftrag Höglers is a fantasy movie directed by Gustav von Wangenheim. It was released in 1950. Högler, the former director of a steel plant now in East Germany, is a rich and ruthless capitalist residing in West Germany, he wishes to lay his hands on the new technical innovations that were developed by Dr. Thelen, who now runs the factory after it has been nationalized. Högler tries to besmirch Thelen by organizing sabotage in the factory, threatening to kill innocent workers to destroy the scientist's reputation. Two trade union activists - the West German Maria and the East German Fritz - who know each other since they have both fought in the wartime anti-Fascist resistance, unite to thwart the capitalist's plans. Inge von Wangenheim as Maria Steinitz Fritz Tillmann as Fritz Rottmann Gotthart Portloff as Dr. Thelen August Momber as Högler Axel Monjé as Dr. Kayser Alice Treff as Dr. Alice Giesebrecht Knut Hartwig as Dr. Petersdorf Horst Koch as Kern Lothar Firmans as Löffler Harry Hindemith as Krantz Arno Paulsen as Wiesner Eduard von Winterstein as Hufland Friedrich Richter as Dr. Breithaupt At 1949, after the foundation of both the German Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany and as the existence of a Cold War between East and West became clearer, the East German authorities instructed DEFA's filmmakers to focus on new subjects: rather than making purely anti-Fascist films, they were now to fan anti-Western sentiment in their works.

Der Auftrag Höglers was the one of the first movies made under those demands. In addition, it was the first East German film with a style conforming to Socialist Realism, required by the cultural establishment; the German Film Lexicon defined the picture as "utterly lifeless, Cold War-influenced film... but interesting as a historical document."Dagmar Schittly wrote that the movie was a typical anti-Western work of the time, "a propaganda pamphlet against the West German saboteurs." Carsten Gansel and Tanja Walenski noted that it featured a call for class unity, by presenting the ability of East and West German trade union members to cooperate. Der Auftrag Höglers on IMDb Original poster on ostfilm.de

Deathkiller (band)

Deathkiller was an American hardcore band based in Stamford, Connecticut. The trio, who formed in spring 2006 and signed with I Scream Records shortly thereafter, released their first full-length album New England is Sinking on April 24, 2007, their songs featured socially/politically conscious themes and effective merging of classic and contemporary hardcore-punk sensibilities. Following the circulation of their 2006 demo, the UK's Terrorizer magazine referred to Deathkiller as "Taking the timeless, yet simplistic fury of Black Flag and cranking the energy levels up way beyond human tolerance." Deathkiller features singer/guitarist Matt McIntosh, bassist Christina Chiaramonte and drummer Anthony Realbuto. In January 2007, longtime friend Ian McFarland of Boston hardcore quartet, Blood for Blood assumed bass duties while Chiaramonte took an extended hiatus for undisclosed reasons. Chiaramonte returned to the band in August 2007. Deathkiller played their final show in the winter of 2008. In a 2010 interview with Vista Fanzine, McIntosh stated that he felt that the band had run its course and that their message was specific to the Bush era.

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Wigstock: The Movie

Wigstock: The Movie is a 1995 documentary film focusing on Wigstock, the annual drag music festival, held New York City's East Village through the 1980s and 1990s. The film presents a number of performances from the 1994 festival, including Crystal Waters, Deee-Lite, Jackie Beat, Debbie Harry, Leigh Bowery, Joey Arias and the Dueling Bankheads; the film captures a performance by RuPaul at the height of his mainstream fame during the 1990s. The film goes behind the scenes, examining the rehearsal process of a number of the performers including Lypsinka and the "Wigstock Dancers." Members of the crew assembling the stage and attendees are interviewed about their experiences at the festival and some of the performers give interviews about the importance of drag and transgressive gender expression in their lives. One memorable moment features Wigstock MC Lady Bunny on the telephone with a city representative inquiring about the possibility of placing a wig on the Statue of Liberty. A soundtrack album for the film, featuring many of the performers included in the film, was released in 1995.

In addition to the performances the CD includes comments delivered from the stage by Lady Bunny. Lady Bunny - "Calling Lady Liberty" Lady Miss Kier - "Touch Me with Your Sunshine" Erasure - "Cold Summer's Day" Crystal Waters - "100% Pure Love" NYG's - "The Real Thing" Lady Bunny - "Mother Nature Must Be a Drag Queen" Tabboo! - "It's Natural" Jackie Beat - "Kiss My Ass" Lady Bunny - "Intros RuPaul" RuPaul - "Monologue" RuPaul - "Free to Be" Billie Ray Martin - "Space Oasis" Chic - "Chic Cheer" Mistress Formika - "Fight for Your Right" Nancy Boy - "All That Glitters" Lady Bunny - "Lady Bunny Intros Joey Arias" Joey Arias - "Them There Eyes" Lady Bunny - "Speaks Out" Donna Giles with David Morales - "Gimme Luv" Loveland - "Hope" Jon of the Pleased Wimmin - "Passion" Marc Almond - "What Makes a Man a Man" Deee-Lite - "Somebody" Lady Bunny - "Thanks for Coming" Wigstock: The Movie was released on Region 1 DVD on June 30, 2003. In 1987, filmmaker Tom Rubnitz filmed a 20-minute documentary called Wigstock: The Movie.

The short played the gay and lesbian film festival circuit in 1998. The title sequence of the 1995 Goldwyn film is cut from footage from the 1987 Rubnitz film. Wig Wigstock: The Movie on IMDb Wigstock: The Movie on IMDB Wigstock: The Movie at Rotten Tomatoes Wigstock: The Movie at Box Office Mojo