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Perth Town Hall

The Perth Town Hall, situated on the corner of Hay and Barrack streets in Perth, Western Australia, is the only town hall built by convicts in Australia. Upon completion it was the tallest structure in Perth. Designed by Richard Roach Jewell and James Manning in the Victorian Free Gothic style, the hall was built by convicts and free men between 1867 and 1870, its decorations contain a number of convict motifs, including windows in the shape of the broad arrow, decorations in the shape of a hangman's rope. The foundation stone for Perth Town Hall was laid on 24 May 1867 by Governor Hampton in a ceremony involving a lot of pomp and parade. However, there were torrential downpours; the ceremony went on anyway with an official procession from Government House and a mock battle performed by the Volunteer Regiments, Enrolled Forces of Pensioners, the WA Country Regiment. In the 1929 centenary of Western Australia one of the events in the city of Perth was the placing of a commemorative plaque in the northwest corner of the building by the Governor Sir William Campion.

For many decades in the 20th century, shops were built into the sides of the ground floor, the public lavatories accessible from Barrack Street were the only ones available for some distance. The shops included pharmacies, lunch bars. All these businesses and the attendant structures were removed prior to the renovation of the hall. At the time of its centenary in 1970, the ground floor was still full of commercial businesses; the Town Hall was restored in the late 1990s at the base in an award-winning restoration to repair the interior of the hall and the gothic arches at its base, which were "modernised" in the middle of the 20th century. Town Hall fact page, City of Perth Pre-1910 photo showing original arches "Place ID 10331". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment

Rothera Air Facility

Rothera Research Station is the BAS logistics centre for the Antarctic and home of well-equipped biological laboratories and facilities for a wide range of research. The station is situated on a rock and raised beach promontory at the southern extremity of Wormald Ice Piedmont, south-eastern Adelaide Island; the station has a 900 metres crushed rock runway, with an associated hangar and bulk fuel storage facility, a wharf for the discharge of cargo from supply ships. There is a transitory summer population of scientists and support staff who reach Rothera either by ship or through use of a de Havilland Canada Dash 7 aircraft flying from the Falkland Islands. From its inception until the 1991/1992 summer season BAS Twin Otter aircraft used the skiway 1,000 feet above the station on Wormald Ice Piedmont. With the commissioning of the gravel runway and hangar in 1991/1992 air operations became more reliable and access to Rothera was improved through a direct airlink from the Falkland Islands; the Twin Otters fly south of Rothera, via a network of fuel depots, most of which are manned.

Heading south of Rothera, the first stop would be Fossil Bluff Sky Blu. The Dash 7 will make 20 flights a season to Stanley during the summer, bringing in scientists, support staff and equipment; when not tasked for these flights, the Dash can fly to Sky Blu in one hop, landing on the Blue Ice runway enhancing the range of the Twin Otters by depositing fuel and equipment in much larger quantities. Transport in Antarctica List of airports in Antarctica OpenStreetMap - Rothera Air Facility OurAirports - Rothera FallingRain - Rothera Station Accident history for Rothera Research Station at Aviation Safety Network

Arrow (season 2)

The second season of the American television series Arrow premiered on The CW on October 10, 2013, concluded on May 14, 2014, with a total of 23 episodes. The series is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow, a costumed crime-fighter created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp, is set in the Arrowverse, sharing continuity with other Arrowverse television series; the showrunners for this season were Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg. Stephen Amell stars as Oliver Queen, with principal cast members Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen, Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance returning from the previous season, they are joined by Colton Haynes as Roy Harper and Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson, who were promoted to series regulars from their recurring status in the previous season. The series follows billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, who claimed to have spent five years shipwrecked on Lian Yu, a mysterious island in the North China Sea, before returning home to Starling City to fight crime and corruption as a secret vigilante whose weapon of choice is a bow and arrow.

In the second season, Oliver has vowed to stop crime without killing criminals, using "The Arrow" as his new name to represent that, is aided with by allies and Felicity. Oliver's vow is tested when he comes under attack from Slade Wilson, a man from Oliver's time on the island who resurfaces with a vendetta against him. Oliver grows to accept aspiring vigilante Roy Harper as his protégé, begins to receive assistance from Quentin. Oliver gains another ally, Sara Lance, who survived her ordeal at sea six years prior; the season features flashbacks to Oliver's second year on Lian Yu, where he faces a new threat from Dr Anthony Ivo, whilst continuing to struggle to survive alongside allies Slade and Sara, the archer Shado. The origins of his feud with Slade is revealed; the series was renewed for its second season on February 11, 2013. The second season received critical acclaim, averaged 3.28 million viewers each week. The season would go on to be nominated for fifteen nominations in various categories.

This season introduces characters from The Flash, being developed as a potential spin-off at the time. The season was released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 16, 2014; the series was renewed for a third season on February 12, 2014. This season was prefaced with a recap episode airing on October 2, 2013, titled "Year One", it featured highlights from a special preview of the second season. Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen / Arrow Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance David Ramsey as John Diggle Willa Holland as Thea Queen Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak Colton Haynes as Roy Harper Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson / Deathstroke Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance On February 11, 2013, The CW renewed Arrow for a second season for the 2013–14 season. A backdoor pilot for The Flash was going to be the twentieth episode, but due to the positive reception of Grant Gustin's appearance in the eighth and ninth episode, executives at The CW scrapped it in favor a traditional pilot so that it gives the developers more time to flesh out the character in addition to receiving an increase in the budget.

Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes and Manu Bennett were all promoted to series regulars. Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, who played Sara Lance in the pilot, did not return and was replaced by Caity Lotz. In the second half of the second season, Oliver replaces his "paint" mask with a domino mask, similar to one worn by the character in the comics; the change is addressed on-screen, with Kreisberg saying, "He doesn't just put on a mask. It's a big plot point in an episode, there is a story behind, not only the need for the mask but who provides him with it." On adding the mask now, Kreisberg stated that, "Conceptually, it was something we wanted to do because Oliver himself is evolving as the Arrow—from vigilante to hero, sort of from Arrow to Green Arrow—and we wanted to see that progression in his costume as well. As Oliver is embracing being a hero, being a hero means stepping out of the dark and being more of a symbol, so he has to take steps to conceal his identity more." He added that it will "allow the Arrow to interact with people who don't know his identity in a much more organic way than having him keep his head down."Costume designer Maya Mani put together 50 mask options for the producers.

Kreisberg said, "What's so wonderful about the design that Maya came up with is that it is simple, it feels as if it’s been part of his costume since the beginning...once we had this mask and put it on Stephen Stephen was like,'This is the right one.'" In the episode "Three Ghosts", Oliver receives the mask from Barry Allen, able to create a mask that will help conceal his identity, while still being functional and allowing Oliver to see clearly. The season began airing in the United States on The CW on October 10, 2013, completed its 23-episode run on May 14, 2014. Arrow: Season 2 was released as a 5-disc DVD set and as a 9-disc Blu-ray and DVD combo pack set on September 16, 2014 in the United States and September 15, 2014 in the United Kingdom; the DVD and Blu-ray box sets contain additional features, including making-of featurettes, deleted scenes, gag reel, highlights from the Paley Fest. The second season received favorable reviews. Jeff Jensen of Entertainment Weekly gave the first half of the second season a rating of B+, saying, "Arrow possesses an intelligence that shines through its TV-budget production valu

Luis Jerónimo of Uztáriz and Hemiaga

Luis Jerónimo of Uztáriz and Hemiaga, Knight of Santiago, was a Spanish politician and economist who focused on reinventing the economic landscape of the Spanish nation after the extravagance of the Austrian Dynasty had exhausted the wealth of the country and left Spain in penury. He is best known for his book called Theory and Practice of Commerce and Maritime Affairs, first published in Spain - 1724, has been translated into 3 different languages of French and English. Luis Jerónimo of Uztáriz and Hemiaga was born in 1670 in the town of Santesteban of Leon, in the Northern community of Navarre, he was the second child of a marriage that had seven offspring from the marriage of Juan of Uztáriz and María of Hermiaga. According to Basque's law of inheritance, which influenced the drafting of the Navarrese Fueros and the customs of the kingdom of Navarre, accords the whole inheritance of the family to the eldest child, regardless of the sex; this prompted Jerónimo to move out to Madrid, at the age of 15, where he lived with relatives, being the second son with no rights to inheritance.

This was the beginning of his successful military career. In 1696, he married Maria of Azuara and Sesseguen in Brussels, a noble Flemish descendant of a family of soldiers serving in Spain from a century ago, they had two children, Marquis of Uztáriz Casimiro de Uztáriz y Azuara and Luis Jerónimo de Uztáriz y Azuara. In 1688, he was a soldier in the Spanish Army of Flanders and fought for about 10 years in the Augsburg League War. During these years, he ascended to the rank of field master, he participated in 8 campaigns, including the Siege of Namur and the Battle of Landen, in which Uztáriz was taken prisoner. In 1697 he went to Spain after the end of the war, before returning to The Flemish Region of Belgium. Between 1698 and 1704 he was secretary of Isidoro de la Cueva y Benavides, the Marquess of Bedmar and commander of the Spanish army in Flanders, he outlived the outbreak of the War of Spanish Successions. In 1704 the Marquis was appointed Viceroy of Sicily and Jerónimo followed him, where he served as Secretary of State and War.

During his stay in Sicily, he was made a Knight of Santiago. Under the command of the Marquis de Bedmar, he showed not only great administrative but political skills, where he served as Senior Officer of the Royal Secretariat and Secretary in the Council of the Indies. In 1707, he returned to Spain, where he began a career in state administration, he was successively appointed Minister of War, Secretary of the Council of Commerce and Finance and the Secretary of the Board of Trade and the Mint. In 1725 he carried out the reorganization of the Board of Commerce and was appointed secretary by vote; when the Board of Commerce was founded with that of Currency, he was elected Minister of the ministry. He had a great influence on the economic policy of Felipe V. Jerónimo died on January 31, 1732, in Madrid and was buried in the Church of Santa Maria de la Almudena, his interest in economic problems was first demonstrated in a concrete form when he wrote an approbation of a book entitled, The Commerce of Holland, translated into Spanish in 1717, in which he gave an account of the economic decrees formulated by Louis XIV with the advice of his minister, Colbert.

He advocated the application of these decrees, called Colbertism, in Spain as a standard to imitate France and The Netherlands. As an economist Uztariz is known chiefly for his principal work, published in 1724, Theorica y Practica de Comercio y de Marina, or, translated into English and Practice of Commerce and Maritime Affairs, in which he set forth his economic conceptions of commerce, manufactures and navigation, the means by which he proposed to restore the lost power and wealth of Spain, his work earned him the rare distinction of being the only man in the different councils of his Majesty well-versed in the economic problems of the day. Through his work, he elicited favourable comments from some of his prominent contemporaries, 2 and is regarded by some writers as "the first Spaniard that has made a name in Political Economy". 3 He discussed at great length and with fearlessness the economic state of Spain, demonstrating an erudition surpassed by only a few. His great amount of information on the trade and navigation of Spain impressed the king, when the post of Secretary of the Board of Trade became vacant in 1724, Uztariz was recognized as the logical man to fill the vacancy.

When the Board of Trade was united with the Board of the Mint three years he was again honoured with an appointment as secretary. It was in this capacity that he exerted his greatest influence upon the commercial policies of his country, initiating numerous reforms in the organization of the Board and making the department a source of reliable information about the condition of trade within the Peninsula, his services were not confined to the routine of his office as secretary of the Board of Trade and the Mint. On one occasion, April 18, 1727, he was called by the Prime Minister, Patifio, to make a study of the royal cloth factory in the city of Guadalajara, as a result of this study he put out a report entitled, D. Jeronimo de Uztaris Represdo Lo Que Sele Ofrece, Obedeciendo la Orden de S. Illma Sobre Haver Reconocido la Fabrica Royal de Panos de la Cuidad De Guadalaxara. In his manuscript, he discussed the causes of the industry's decay and suggested remedies to restore it to a pro

Raheny railway station

Raheny railway station, opened at the establishment of the Dublin-Drogheda line, serves the village and core of the district of Raheny in Dublin. Parts of Raheny are served by Harmonstown and Kilbarrack stations. Raheny, a main stop on the DART suburban rail system, an occasional stop on the Dublin-Belfast main line, was the first station north of Dublin city centre, the station at which the opening of the main line was celebrated; the station opened on 25 May 1844, The old station house, closed for many years, is a listed building, but when the line was completed, was the first stop for the ceremonial train, the guests disembarking for a meal at Violet Hill The station was built to serve the small village of Raheny. Trains stopped there and were convenient for passengers going into the city; as time went on, urban sprawl started to develop. Most houses in the area were built in the 1960s, but because of closures across the rail network, the service level to the station remained the same and usage volumes did not rise.

But as the 1980s came, the station was modernised with a new ticket office steps and upgraded platforms, as part of the Dublin Area Rapid Transit development. Since the station's service level has remained similar, with minor upgrades such as new shelters ticket machines and information screens; the station today comprises a modern ticket office, with a bypass gate when this is closed, with a lift to the southbound platform. With a footbridge and ramp connecting the northbound platform with accessibility also. On the platforms there is space for 8 carriage trains. Along with 2 shelters on the southbound platform and 1 shelter on the northbound. On each platform there are LED and direct telephone line to the control offices in Connolly. Within the ticket office are two automatic ticket machines; the ticket office is open between 05:45-00:30, Monday to Sunday. At peak times, trains come every 5-10 minutes each way, while off-peak frequency on weekdays is every 10 minutes in each direction from 06:50 and 20:00, every 15 minutes outside of those times.

On Saturday the frequency is around every 15 minutes in each direction, on Sunday every 20 minutes in each direction. The majority of trains northbound go with occasional service to Malahide. List of railway stations in Ireland Irish Rail Raheny website Eiretrains - Raheny Station


EMAYLA known as Emanuela Bellezza is an Italian-American singer, songwriter and pianist, who gained popularity with her original music, after appearing on television networks MTV Très, Univision, RAI, Telefutura and TV Azteca. In 2012, she won a nationwide contest by MTV Très and was chosen by Colombian singer Juanes to sing a duet with him for inclusion on the Deluxe Edition of his album Juanes MTV Unplugged. Emayla won the contest by performing a cover of Juanes' song Fotografia; the album won a Grammy in 2013 as Best Latin Pop Album category. It won two Latin Grammys: Album of The Year and Best Long Form Music Video; the video of their performance counts over a million and a half views on YouTube. As a result of these achievements, Emayla's song titled Ella Se Va was played in different main radios in Venezuela and reached the top 40 national music charts in the same country. Emayla was born in San Remo, a small town in the Italian Riviera and started taking music lessons when she was three years old.

At age seven she took her first piano lesson, at age fifteen her first guitar lesson and at age eighteen her first vocal lesson. She began songwriting as a teenager, aspired to a music career in Los Angeles. At age sixteen she wrote her first song, in English and it was called Fly Away, she studied foreign languages in high school and she graduated at the University La Sapienza of Rome in Foreign Languages and Modern Cultures. During the high school and university years, she kept writing songs and she continued her musical studies. At age eighteen, Bellezza started having live performance experience, she participated to various Italian music competitions and festivals with her original songs and she was one of the finalists at Castrocaro and Singing for Life music contest. In 2007, at age twenty-three, Bellezza decided to move to Los Angeles, California where she attended Musicians Institute and graduated for the Vocal Program in 2009. In 2009, Emayla song "Stay With Me" was nominated for Best R&B/Soul Song by The Hollywood Music In Media Awards and she was featured on Music Connection magazine where she earned a recognition as Hottest Unsigned Artist of The Year.

In August 2010, Emayla and her band were finalists at the competition called Battle Of The Bands, at the Hard Rock Cafe, in Las Vegas. She was finalist as a songwriter and singer at the Italian contest called Demo D'Autore, that went live on Italian radio called Radio Rai, part of Italian main TV Station, RAI, she was a finalist in the 2011 John Lennon Songwriting Contest with her own song Esperanza de Amor. In 2012, besides performing with Juanes at the MTV Unplugged on MTV Tres, Emanuela performed in duet with singer Franco De Vita at the Gibson Amphitheater and opened for Italian singer Jovanotti, at the El Rey Theatre, in Los Angeles. In 2013, Emayla released her album Ella Se Va, produced by multi-Grammy award winner Gustavo Borner. In 2013, her song "Lo Que Se Da Regresa" made her the finalist at the U. S. A. Songwriting Competition. On February 18 of that year, Emanuela appeared on Italian national television RAI and on Rai Gulp, during the program "La TV Ribelle". In July 2014, Emayla songs, "Eres Tú" and "Emilia" were featured in a Season 2 episode of Hulu's series, East Los High.

At the 2015 Rumi Awards in Las Vegas, Bellezza was the winner of "Best Artist - Europe" and "Best Singer - Duet". In 2016 Emayla worked with bass player Nathan East on the song "I Love To Dance", composed by the group "80's DNA Reloaded". Emayla's music career starts blooming when she moves to Los Angeles, in 2007, it is at Musicians Institute where she meets guitarist, music producer and videographer, Jean Luis Contreras, who did many collaborations with the artist, produced her songs, recorded her music videos and became the guitar player of her band. They work together on her first single, called Strong, released in 2009; the music video was produced by Jean Luis Contreras and Pablo Pagan. In 2009, Emayla released her first EP, called Rain And Sunshine Of Heart; the EP was produced by Troy Laureta. The record includes all the R&B/Soul influences Bellezza had during her first 2 years living in The United States, her single Stay With Me was nominated for the Hollywood Music And Media Awards as best song for the R&B/Soul category in 2009.

In the same year, Bellezza meets ex-singer of the musical group La Ley. After listening to her CD, Beto describes Emanuela as "A glass of water in the middle of the desert, with the capability of capturing the heart of the listener". In August 2010, Emayla and her band were finalists at the competition called Battle Of The Bands, at the Hard Rock Cafe, in Las Vegas. Perceiving the difference of cultures and traditions that Los Angeles embraces, in 2011 Emanuela feels the need of starting to write in Spanish, besides English and Italian, she started learning Spanish and writing her first songs in the new language generating the birth of a new album, called Matices De Amor. Matices De Amor translated as Shades Of Love was produced by Jean Luis Contreras and was released in late 2011; the album, that contains ten songs has all the Latin influences that Emayla absorbed during her Spanish immersion and experience and reflects Jean Luis' Latin origins. The title summarizes the meaning of the whole album which, with each song, describes all the different kinds all love.

All the songs are based on Emanuela's life experience. Emayla made each of them representing a different song of the album. All of