Ottawa City Hall

The current Ottawa City Hall is the city hall of Ottawa, Canada. The downtown complex consists of two connected buildings: a modern wing located on Laurier Avenue and a 19th-century heritage wing located on Elgin Street. Although City Hall has frontage on two major streets, the main entrance is on Laurier Avenue, the municipal address is 110 Laurier Avenue West. On 5 November 1998, an area located beside Ottawa City Hall was named Veterans' Grove by Bob Chiarelli in honour of War Veterans from the Ottawa-Carleton Region. A pink granite memorial dedicated to the memory of Canadians who had enlisted in Ottawa for service with the Canadian Army Special Force and members of Canada's Regular Forces who made the supreme sacrifice during the War in Korea was moved to its current location in Veterans' Grove in 1998, it was unveiled on 27 July 1994 at the site of the old City Hall on Sussex Drive. The modern wing, which serves as the main section of City Hall, was designed by Raymond Moriyama and built in 1990 as the headquarters of the former Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton.

It is located between the Ottawa Court House. This section of City Hall contains the Council chamber, a large atrium and a number of offices and public services; the front of the building is marked by a large open plaza that faces Confederation Park across Laurier Avenue. The plaza is home to concerts and other community events; the grounds have a number of features, including a sound sculpture and artificial ice-skating pad. The site had been the parade ground for the Drill Hall. During the Second World War, a complex of structures was erected to house military staff; these buildings were meant to be temporary. They were demolished and the City Hall and courthouse were built on the site; the Regional Headquarters building was chosen as the new City Hall upon the amalgamation of the Region and its constituent municipalities in 2001 due to its central location. The architecturally acclaimed John G. Diefenbaker Building, located to the east of downtown, was subsequently sold to the federal government.

South of the courthouse on Elgin Street stands the old Ottawa Normal School, built in 1875, which now serves as the "Heritage Building" section of City Hall. Connected to the modern wing, the Heritage Building contains the offices of the Mayor and members of Council, as well as a number of offices and committee rooms; the Heritage Building was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1974. Throughout the buildings of Ottawa's City Hall, there are various pieces of art that were commissioned for the location; the following pieces can be found there: Family Portrait by Stephen Brathwaite Structure by Stephen Brathwaite V. I. P. by Michael Bussiere Sachi's Isochron by Warren Carther Fable by Trevor Gould Nautilus by Paula Murray The Lost Child by David Piqtoukun On Top of the World by Jim Thomson The Living Room by URBAN KEIOS Since 2013, the Ottawa Senators Foundation has funded a 12,500 square foot ice rink in front of Ottawa City Hall. The rink is open from December to March, weather permitting.

It is surrounded by changing LED lighting mounted in the boards for night skating. It features, outdoor speakers, picnic tables, a changing hut, skate rental concession and a BeaverTails trailer; the current building is only one of several structures that have served as Ottawa's city hall: 1849-1877: The First City Hall was a converted market at Queen and Albert Streets, donated by Nicholas Sparks 1877-1931: The Second City Hall, a more modern sturdy stone structure, was built next to the first site, it was destroyed by fire in 1931 1931-1958: The Transportation Building served an extended period as Ottawa's temporary city hall 1958-2000: What is now known as the John G. Diefenbaker Building on Green Island opened in 1958 and was expanded in the late 1990s. Media related to Ottawa City Hall at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Former city halls in Ottawa at Wikimedia Commons

Kig (software)

Kig is free and open-source interactive geometry software, part of the KDE Education Project. It has some facilities for scripting in Python, as well as the creating macros from existing constructions. Kig can import files made by DrGeo and Cabri Geometry as well as its own file format, XML-encoded. Kig can export figures as SVG files. Kig can handle any classical object of the dynamic geometry, but also: The center of curvature and osculating circle of a curve. Another object is available inside Kig, it is a Python language script, it can accept Kig objects as variables, always return one object. For example, if there is a numeric object inside the figure, for example 3, the following Python object can yield its square: The variables are always called arg1, arg2 etc. in the order they are clicked upon. Here there is only one variable arg1 and its numerical value is obtained with arg1.value. If now one wants to implement the square of a complex number, the object which has to be selected at the creation of the script must be a point, the script is The abscissa of the point representing the square of the complex number is x 2 − y 2 as can be seen by expanding 2 = x 2 − y 2 + i.

Coordinate creates a Python list made of the two coordinates of the new point. And Point creates the point which coordinates are given by this list, but a Python object inside a figure can only create one object and for more complex figures one has to build the figure with a script: Kig comes up with a little program called which can load a Python script, e.g. build a Kig figure, described by this script open Kig and display the figure. For example, here is how a Sierpinski triangle can be made with pykig: Official website The Kig Handbook Thomas G. Pfeiffer: Erstellen geometrischer Skizzen mit kig. Freies Magazin, December 2009 Mike Diehl: Teaching Math with the KDE Interactive Geometry Program. Linux Journal, 2009-09-19

Unfinished Symphony (film)

Unfinished Symphony is a 1934 British-Austrian musical drama film directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Mártha Eggerth, Helen Chandler, Hans Jaray, Ronald Squire. The film is based on the story of Franz Schubert who, in the 1820s left his symphony unfinished after losing the love of his life; the film's alternate German-language version was called Gently My Songs Entreat. This title refers to the first line of the Lied "Ständchen" from Schubert's collection Schwanengesang, "the most famous serenade in the world", performed by Mártha Eggerth in the film. Mártha Eggerth as Caroline Esterhazy Hans Jaray as Franz Schubert Cecil Humphreys as Salieri Helen Chandler as Emmie Passenter Ronald Squire as Count Esterhazy Esmé Percy as Huettenbrenner Eliot Makeham as Joseph Passenter Paul Wagner as Lieutenant Folliot Hermine Sperler as Princess Kinsky Beryl Laverick as Mary Esterhazy Brember Wills as Esterhazy's Secretary The New York Times wrote, "with a happy unconcern for dismal historical truths, the agreeable little musical film at the Roxy pursues the history of Franz Schubert's glorious B Minor symphony along the silken paths of romance...

Hans Jaray's performance reveals Schubert as a gentle and sad-faced youth, inordinately sensitive and at the same time filled with modest confidence in his genius. The well-known German actress and singer, Marta Eggerth, is the lovely aristocrat who laughed at the wrong time, she helps the photoplay with the warmth and skill of her interpretations of the Schubert songs. Helen Chandler pouts agreeably as the unhappy pawnshop maiden who loved the composer though his heart belonged to another. Despite its mediocre and sometimes wretched photography, Unfinished Symphony provides a politely winning background for the immortal lieder of the great composer." Unfinished Symphony on IMDb