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Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council

The Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council building known as the Langevin Block, is an office building facing Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. As the home of the Privy Council Office and Office of the Prime Minister, it is the working headquarters of the executive branch of the Canadian government; the term Langevin Block was used as a metonym for the Prime Minister's Office and the Privy Council Office. The building was named after Father of Confederation and cabinet minister Hector-Louis Langevin. Following objections by Indigenous people of the use of Hector Langevin's name, due to Langevin's role in establishing the residential school system associated with the abuse of Indigenous children and attempts to forcibly assimilate them, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the renaming of the building on June 21, 2017; the building is a National Historic Site of Canada. While the offices of senior Privy Council Office officials remain in the Langevin Block, its use is now limited to the Prime Minister's Office, in addition to his or her office in the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings.

Started in 1884 and completed in 1889, the block was the first federal government office building constructed outside the Parliament Hill precinct. It is built of sandstone obtained from a New Brunswick quarry owned by Charles Elijah Fish, it occupies a prominent place on Ottawa's Wellington Street, adjacent to the National War Memorial, Chateau Laurier, Government Conference Centre, Rideau Canal, National Arts Centre, High Commission of the United Kingdom in Ottawa, the Sparks Street Mall. Named the Southwest Departmental Building during construction, its name from completion until 2017 came from Sir Hector-Louis Langevin, the Public Works Minister in the Cabinet of Sir John A. Macdonald; the structure is distinctive in Ottawa for its Second Empire Style design because most government buildings from the period were built in the Gothic Revival style. It was designed by the Chief Dominion Architect Thomas Fuller, who designed the original Parliament Buildings. In 2000, it was named by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada as one of the top 500 buildings produced in Canada during the last millennium.<ref name="RAIC">Cook, Marcia.

"Cultural consequence". Ottawa Citizen. Canwest. Archived from the original on May 30, 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2009.</ref The building is connected by a bridge to an office building at 13 Metcalfe Street. In 2017, the Assembly of First Nations called for the building to be renamed, due to Hector Langevin's role in the creation of Canada's controversial Indian residential schools system. On June 21, 2017 the building was renamed the Office of the Prime Privy Council. List of designated heritage properties in Ottawa Exploring Ottawa: an architectural guide to the nation's capital. Harold Kalman and John Roaf. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1983. Ottawa: a guide to heritage structures City of Ottawa, Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee. 2001 The Langevin Block from Yesterday to Today Langevin Block Canada's Historic Places

Les Chiefs

Les Chiefs is a 2004 Canadian documentary film directed by Jason Gileno. Les Chiefs follows the Laval Chiefs, a semi-pro team that plays in the LHSPQ, from the beginning of the 2001-2002 season until the start of the 2002-2003 season; the film opens with an avid Chiefs fan, making his 3rd belt. The film depicts the lives of 5 Chiefs players: Mike Bajurny, Brady Austin, Mike Henderson and Cory Holland. With the exception of Henderson, all of these players live in an abandoned storage area on the second story of Colisée de Laval, affectionately known as "The Rat's Nest". Several players discuss the living conditions; some don't mind it, while other say that since the room is near an exit, the apartments will not be used for a fire exit. Henderson mentions. Henderson discusses his role with the team, he doesn't think he is limited to being a fighter, but considers himself to have an Owen Nolan-type of role with the team, where he could be tough as needed. The Super Fan shows how he prepares for a big game: which involves the shining of one of his championship belts.

A shot of the arena is shown with fans mock-fighting each other with security surrounding the ice. Craig Martin discusses a line brawl. At the end of the second, the team was trailing 3-0, but the Chiefs would score 7 goals to come back and win. Families of the players discuss boyfriend's role with the team. Bajurny's mother does not approve of her son's role as a fighter. Henderson's fiancé discusses how she feels about him playing professional hockey. A 6'5", 265 lbs ex-military strong man by the name of Tim Leveque comes to play for the Chiefs; the players discuss Tim coming to the team, some players are concerned about not knowing his background. He establishes himself as an enforcer, he is shown fighting 6' 7", 320 beats him. Near the end of the film a boxing promoter comes to town and tries to get Bajurny and Holland to fight. Bajurny and Holland at first accept it, but after an inspiring talk from his grandfather, Bajurny says no, but Holland still goes through with it. Holland loses his fight.

In the playoffs Bajurny is benched for fighting and Austin and Holland aren't dressing for games anymore. Everyone looks depressed and they want to go home; the Chiefs win all is forgiven and forgotten. The closing credits shows. Austin was not invited back to the Laval Chiefs. Bajurny returned to Laval the following year Holland returned, but was traded to last place Granby Prédateurs. Henderson was suspended for the entire season for fighting in the stands. Leveque is shown moving into a rented basement and talks about his past while a video of a kid learning how to skate is shown. Since the film was released, the Laval Chiefs would relocate to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in 2006. Atlantic Film Festival - Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Documentary Voted #2 on ESPN's list of best hockey movies of all time. Les Chiefs was the inspiration for Jay Bachurel's movie "Goon" Starring Seann William Scott, Liev Schreiber and Alison Pil. Les Chiefs on IMDb


Knivsta is a locality and the seat of Knivsta Municipality, Uppsala County, Sweden with 7,081 inhabitants in 2010. The town sits on the Stockholm-Uppsala railway 48 km north from Stockholm and 18 km south from Uppsala, has a station in the heart of the town. There was a timber industry in Knivsta. At the location of the former sawmill, there are plans to erect new apartment and business buildings. Knivsta has a small centre, where there is a library, some banks, restaurants, cafés and the Knivsta railway station. In nearby areas there is a sport and swimming hall; the Knivsta Municipality is thought as expansive, because of the frequent immigration to the nearby town of Alsike. Many residents commute to Stockholm, or Arlanda. Knivsta's old church, or Saint Stephen's Church, was built in the 14th century and is located south of the town centre. Famous residents of Knivsta include artist Carl Milles. Milles's statue by the Lagga church represents angels playing at his mother's grave. Other famous residents include composer Emil Sjögren, artist Olof Thunman, whom Knivsta's largest school has been named after.

Thunman's works include, for example, Vi gå över daggstänkta berg. The sportsman Gösta "Knivsta" Sandberg is from Knivsta, has played for the Swedish national league in bandy and ice hockey in the 1950s and 1960s. In years, many ice hockey players from Knivsta IK have become successful players both in Sweden and abroad. Former child actress Julia Winter resides here with her family. Famous comedian Soran Ismail is from Knivsta. Today, there is a lot of sport in Knivsta's clubs Knivsta IK, SK Vide, Lagga IF, Vassunda IF and Långhundra IF; these clubs, both old and new, have about 15-20 full-time jobs in the municipality. These clubs are active in handball, table tennis, skiing and many more. Other organised sport in Knivsta includes riding, shooting, cycling and many more sports. - Knivsta web forum Knivsta föreningsråd

The Revolution (Belly album)

The Revolution is the debut studio album by Canadian rapper, Belly, released on June 5, 2007 in Canada on Capital Prophets Records Inc.. The album became a commercial success a month after its release, when it was certified gold by the CRIA for shipping over 50,000 copies; the lead single "Pressure" won Best MuchVibe video at the 2007 MuchMusic Video Awards and peaked at #10 on the Canadian Singles Chart. The album won the Rap Recording of the Year at the 2008 Juno Awards. All videos for the singles received heavy rotation on Much Music. In April 2008 for the 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards, "Ridin'" was nominated for 4 MMVAs and won 1 of them for best rap video. "I'm the Man" was nominated for 1 MMVA making Belly the only artist that year to be nominated in 5 categories

Scammonden Bridge

Scammonden Bridge known as Rainbow Bridge or, Brown Cow Bridge, spans the Deanhead cutting carrying the B6114 Elland to Buckstones road over the M62 motorway in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England. The bridge and Scammonden Reservoir to the west are named after Scammonden, the village, flooded to accommodate the reservoir whose dam carries the motorway. On opening, the bridge was the longest single-span non-suspension bridge in the world and it is the longest concrete arch bridge in the UK; the bridge was built for the West Riding County Council to the designs of the county surveyor, Colonel S. Maynard Lovell. In March 1962 a model of the 37-mile section of the M62 was displayed in Wakefield, the administrative centre of the West Riding County Council; the route of the motorway, from the A572 to the A640 at Huddersfield, was announced by Tom Fraser on 29 October 1964. The bridge was planned as a flat arch bridge, but aerodynamic considerations led to an open spandrel design; the main span supports eight spandrel columns and there are four other columns over the motorway cutting.

The spandrel columns are 18 inches thick. The arch is a twin box section, its deck is an inverted T-type pretensioned prestressed concrete beam. The bridge deck is 24 feet wide. Using computers, its design was calculated to withstand 110 mph winds, was tested in wind tunnels at the University of Nottingham and the National Physical Laboratory; the motorway cutting was profiled with 15-foot'steps'. The road it carries was the A6025 but is now the B6114 between Elland and the A640 junction at Buckstones Moss. To the west of the bridge the M62 enters Calderdale from Kirklees; the road crosses the M62 at around 1,017 feet above sea level, northeast of Cow Gate Hill. The arch is made of modular precast concrete sections; the construction contractor was Alfred McAlpine. Construction of the arch required 70 miles of scaffolding tubing. During the winter there was severe ice build up on the scaffolding. Excavation of the Deanhead cutting was done using explosives; the cutting is 150 feet deep, 2,600 feet long, 4.6 million cubic yards of earth was removed during its construction.

Most of it was used to build the 249-foot high Scammonden Dam across the Black Brook valley, the first motorway-dam project in the world. The route of the carriageway was set out in July 1963 and the motorway cutting began work in August 1964. Work on the six-mile Windy Hill to Pole Moor section began on 1 November 1966 and was carried out for 12 hours on weekdays and eight hours at weekends. List of bridges in the United Kingdom List of longest arch bridge spans List of longest masonry arch bridge spans CBRD Motorway Archive SABRE Roads A6025 Bridge construction Construction Construction Sunset timelapse from the bridge View from the east along the M62 View from the west View from the top

Donovan Hohn

Donovan Hohn is an American author and editor. Donovan Hohn is the author of Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Environmentalists, Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them, the tale of the Friendly Floatees, he was raised in San Francisco. He graduated from Oberlin College, from Boston University with an MA, from University of Michigan, with an MFA. A former English teacher, a former senior editor of Harper's Magazine, he was the features editor of GQ, his work has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 2. 2013 Knight-Wallace Fellowship in Journalism 2013 PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award in General nonfiction 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship 2008 Whiting Award 2004 Hopwood Award for Essay 2003 Hopwood Award for Poetry Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Environmentalists, Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them" "A Romance of Rust", Harper's "Moby-Duck", Harper's "Falling", Harper's Hohn, Donovan.

"Sea of Trash". The New York Times. Retrieved May 1, 2010. "Monsterwellen", Outside Magazine Official website Profile at The Whiting Foundation New York Times review of Moby-Duck Interview on The New Yorker's "Book Bench" Interview on NPR's "Fresh Air" "Back story," Gawker