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Sydney central business district

The Sydney Central Business District is the main commercial centre of Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia. The Sydney CBD is to a large degree coterminous with Sydney's city centre, or Sydney City, the two terms are used interchangeably; the CBD or city centre is referred to as "Town" or "the City". The Sydney city centre extends southwards for about 3 km from Sydney Cove, the point of first European settlement in which the Sydney region was established. Due to its pivotal role in Australia's early history, it is one of the oldest established areas in the country. Geographically, its north–south axis runs from Circular Quay in the north to Central railway station in the south, its east–west axis runs from a chain of parkland that includes Hyde Park, The Domain, Royal Botanic Gardens and Farm Cove on Sydney Harbour in the east. At the 2016 Australian Census, the City recorded a population of 17,252; the Sydney City is Australia's main financial and economic centre, as well as a leading hub of economic activity for the Asia-Pacific region.

The city centre and areas around it employ 22% of the Sydney region's workforce. The City has the largest gathering of workers in the whole of Sydney. Most of them are white collar office workers in the finance and professional service industries. In 2012, the number of workers operating in the City was 226,972. Based on industry mix and relative occupational wage levels it is estimated that economic activity generated in the city in 2015/16 was $118 billion. Culturally, the city centre is Sydney's focal point for entertainment, it is home to some of the city's most significant buildings and structures. The Sydney CBD is an area of densely concentrated skyscrapers and other buildings, interspersed by several parks such as Hyde Park, The Domain, Royal Botanic Gardens and Wynyard Park. George Street is the Sydney CBD's main north–south thoroughfare; the streets run on a warped grid pattern in the southern CBD, but in the older northern CBD the streets form several intersecting grids, reflecting their placement in relation to the prevailing breeze and orientation to Circular Quay in early settlement.

The CBD runs along two ridge lines below Macquarie York Streets. Between these ridges is Pitt Street, running close to the course of the original Tank Stream. Bridge Street took its name from the bridge running east -- west. Pitt Street is the retail heart of the city which includes the Pitt Street Mall and the Sydney Tower. Macquarie Street is a historic precinct that houses such buildings as the State Parliament House and the Supreme Court of New South Wales; the New South Wales Geographical Names Board defines the area covering the central business district as the suburb named "Sydney". The formal boundaries of the suburb "Sydney" covers most of the peninsula formed by Cockle Bay in the west and Woolloomooloo Bay in the east, it extends north to Circular Quay, Bennelong Point and Mrs Macquarie's Chair, east to Woolloomooloo Bay and the eastern boundary of the Domain and Hyde Park, south to Goulburn Street just north of Sydney's Chinatown, west to cover the Darling Harbour area on the western shore of Cockle Bay.

However, it does not include the northwestern portion of the peninsula which includes the Barangaroo, the Rocks, Miller's Point, Dawe's Point and Walsh Bay area, which are formally separate suburbs grouped by the City of Sydney into the "small area" called "The Rocks - Miller's Point - Dawe's Point". Although not part of the CBD, Haymarket, the Rocks, Miller's Point and Dawe's Point are regarded as part of the city centre; the postcode zone 2000 is roughly correlative with the city centre. "Sydney City" is occasionally used to refer not only to the City proper, but its nearby inner suburbs such as Pyrmont, Haymarket and Woolloomooloo. The City of Sydney is traditionally the governing authority for Sydney's city centre. However, the boundaries of the City of Sydney have always been larger than the city centre or CBD. For example, Pyrmont has been in the City of Sydney since 1842 but is considered to be an inner western suburb, not a part of the Sydney city centre or CBD. Today's City of Sydney is far larger than the city centre or CBD.

In the midst of World War 1, on Valentine's Day, riots racked the CBD, in what has come to be known as the Central Station Riots of 1916. A substantial segment of the violence was concentrated in the Central area; these riots involved five thousand military recruits who refused to comply with extraneous parade orders. During the riots they caused significant damage to buildings. People with "foreign" names were targeted; the recruits clashed with soldiers. Eight people sustained injuries; because this incident occurred in the middle of the Great War the state discouraged media coverage. Only a fifth of the rioters were court-marshalled; these riots spurred the introduction of lockout laws for pubs after 6 pm. This law was only lifted in 1955. Administratively, the Sydney CBD falls under the authority of the local government area of the City of Sydney; the New South Wales state government has authority over some aspects of the CBD, in particular through Property NSW. In the New South Wales state parliament, the seat of "Sydney" covers the city centre together with inner western and eastern suburbs.

Independent Alex Greenwich has represented the state seat of Sydney since the 2012 by-election, triggered by the resignation of previous independent Clover Moore, the Lord Mayor of Sydney, due to i

Regional police

Regional police are a multijurisdictional police forces which cover duly recognized geopolitical regions. In Canada, regional police forces are assigned to regional municipalities in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Quebec. In the absence of such forces, provincial police or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police perform police duties for the region. Durham Regional Police Halifax Regional Police Halton Regional Police Service Niagara Regional Police Ottawa Police Service Peel Regional Police Rothesay Regional Police Force Waterloo Regional Police Service York Regional Police Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Camden County Police Department - despite the name is not an actual regional police as the only member community is the City of Camden; the CCPD does receive half of its funding from County of Camden. Nassau County Police Department Suffolk County Police Department Through the formation of a "police district" under the control of a Police Commission, some municipalities in Pennsylvania have found that improved and more professional police services could be obtained through inter-governmental cooperation.

Having one police department covering two or more neighboring communities, rather than separate police departments, allows each municipality to enjoy the benefits of a larger department, such as specialized units and a professional staff. Central Berks Regional Police Central Bucks Regional Police Colonial Regional Police Eastern Adams County Regional Police Eastern Pike County Regional Police Mifflin County Regional Police Northeastern York County Regional Police Northern Berks Regional Police Northern Regional Police Department Northern York County Regional Police Pennridge Regional Police Pocono Mountain Regional Police Slate Belt Regional Police Southern York Regional Police Southwestern York County Regional Police Stroud Area Regional Police Upper Perk Police District West Hills Regional Police West Shore Regional Police Westtown East Goshen Regional Police York Area Regional Police Berks-Lehigh Regional Police Brandywine Regional Police Metropolitan Nashville Police Department Police district

Thou Shalt Not Kill (Spooks)

"Thou Shalt Not Kill" is the premiere episode of the British television series Spooks. It first aired on BBC One in the United Kingdom on 13 May 2002; the episode was directed by Bharat Nalluri. "Thou Shalt Not Kill" focuses on MI5's activities in stopping a pro-life movement who have smuggled 20 explosive devices to be used against family planning doctors. The episode title is a reference to the sixth Commandment; the pilot went through 30 rewrites and four separate story changes before the BBC were satisfied with the plot. It would be rewritten again following the September 11 attacks, with the purpose of acknowledging the series premise as battling terrorism. Filming took place in London, England using a long lens camera; the idea of using split screen used by the series, came from Nalluri after filming wrapped up for the episode, was not inspired by the American television series 24. Following its broadcast, the pilot was seen by over nine million viewers winning its time slot, having nearly doubled viewership from ITV1 at the same time.

However, critics gave varied responses towards the episode. When a car bomb detonates in Liverpool, killing family planning doctor Karen Lynott and injuring her young daughter Sarah, Section D of MI5 is on the case. Danny Hunter learns from one of his assets, "Osprey", that the group responsible have smuggled 20 bombs into the country. After following her, the team learn that the terrorist responsible for smuggling the bombs and killing Lynott is Mary Kane, an American pro-life extremist. Section D learn that Kane may be setting up the attacks in tribute of her husband, on death row in Florida following a series of attacks in abortion clinics. Upon tracking the movements of one cell, the Central Intelligence Agency pressure MI5 to extradite Kane back to the United States. By the time Harry Pearce signs the extradition forms, Kane evades MI5. In the meantime, Zoe Reynolds goes undercover to pose as a sympathizer to the cell, she lures a member, Rachel to the same hospital Sarah Lynott is being treated.

Senior case officer and team leader Tom Quinn attempts to persuade her to stop Kane, believing she has little regard for any life. Rachel leaves in haste, but unbeknownst to her, MI5 bug her mobile phone, record a phone conversation she makes to the cell regarding their next target, Diane Sullivan, a doctor living in London. Tom's team are able to take Sullivan to safety; the team see Kane deliver a bomb to Zoe's car, prepares to detonate it via mobile phone. To counter the attack, a Bomb Squad jams the signal long enough for Tom to arrest her. During the interrogation, Tom promises to send her to a state in the US where the death penalty does not apply in exchange for the locations of every cell she runs in the UK. After she cooperates, Tom goes back on the deal and delivers Kane to CIA liaison Christine Dale, who returns her to Florida to be executed. Meanwhile, over the course of the episode, Tom enters a relationship with civilian Ellie Simm following an unrelated operation before the events of the episode, going by the pseudonym of civil servant in IT "Matthew Archer".

The script for the episode went through 30 drafts, four separate stories before the BBC were satisfied and ordered the series. Writing the pilot was completed before the September 11 terrorist attacks. Writer David Wolstencroft decided that Tom Quinn would use IT as his cover story for Ellie Simm, because IT has, according to Wolstencroft, "something that has an enormous amount of thought and technical fact behind it that nobody would understand," and according to series producer Jane Featherstone, has people reluctant to be asking questions about. A scene where a cat escaped during Zoe's operation to bug Kane's cottage, the ensuing search in the rain mirrored an experience during Wolstencroft's early career, it was intended that the episode established that although spies plan before operations, things can go wrong. Among the main cast, Peter Firth was attracted to appearing on Spooks after hearing of Howard Brenton's involvement in the series; the cast were advised by ex-MI5 officers in order to help give insight into how the characters operate in the spy world and how their personal lives would be affected by it.

The character Maisie Simm, Ellie's daughter, was created because Featherstone believed that "children are the best spies of all". Megan Dodds guest starred as Christine Dale. Principal photography took place in November and December 2001; the majority of filming was done with a long lens, which proved difficult as many filming location were short on space. 40 to 50 cuts were made in the first 10 minutes of the episode to introduce the main characters. Filming took part entirely in London; the hospital scenes were first in the episode to be shot. Th

École secondaire catholique de la Vérendrye

École secondaire catholique de la Vérendrye is a French Catholic high school located in Port Arthur, Thunder Bay, Ontario. It is part of the Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales, a French Catholic school board serving Northwestern Ontario; the school opened in 2004 on the site of the former Prospect Avenue Public School. The construction of the French language high school faced opposition from Thunder Bay's Anglophone majority; the school is named after sieur de La Vérendrye, a French explorer. La Vérendrye has a high graduation rate, its enrolment has increased annually since it opened, the building will be expanded in the near future. There is a total of 37 employees at La Vérendrye as of January 2009. La Vérendrye has the best athlete/student ratio for high schools in Thunder Bay; the school is known for volleyball, having won 6 championships and 5 tournaments since 2004, for the first time on November 21, 2008 the senior boys' volleyball team beat Atikokan in the NWOSSAA "A" championships, bringing them into provincials where they finished 12th in Ontario for "A".

Teams from La Vérendrye participate in golf, curling and running. Due to a lack of students, la Vérendrye could not have Basketball or senior girls' volleyball teams for the 08-09 SSSAA season. List of high schools in Ontario Education in Thunder Bay, Ontario Official site


The Kree known as the Ruul, are a fictional scientifically and technologically advanced militaristic alien race appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. They are native to the planet Hala in the Large Magellanic Cloud; the Kree have appeared throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in the television series Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D. and the films Guardians of the Captain Marvel. The first on-panel appearance of the Kree was in Fantastic Four #65, they were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. In their first appearance, the Supreme Intelligence sent Ronan to Earth to investigate what happened to a Kree Sentry, destroyed by the Fantastic Four in the previous issue; the Kree made their first major appearances in first volume of Captain Marvel, introduced as a Kree warrior, sent to Earth to spy on its inhabitants in Marvel Super-Heroes #12. The following issue would see the debut of the Yon-Rogg and Carol Danvers a Human/Kree hybrid, the seventh and current Captain Marvel. Including Supreme Intelligence, Ronan the Accuser and Doctor Minerva, all of them would feature in the original run of Captain Marvel.

The Kree were one of the major factions involved in the 1971's Kree–Skrull War storyline, the event ran in the first volume of the Avengers. The storyline established the war between the Kree and Skrulls, it involves other groups like Avengers, the Inhumans, the Fantastic Four, it included several plotlines interwoven around the return of Mar-Vell. They featured in the first ongoing of the Inhumans, it is established that ancient Kree experimented on ancient humans which resulted in a superpowered offshoot of humanity, the Kree abandoned their test subjects; the Inhumans went on to create their own kingdom far away from humanity. The Kree appear in #18-19 of the first Ms. Marvel run, it was originally planned that Danvers would be artificially impregnated by the Supreme Intelligence. The conflict between the Kree and Skrull Empire, continued in the pages of the third Silver Surfer volume, they returned in the Avengers storyline Operation Galactic Storm, a thematic sequel to Kree–Skrull War, the Kree Empire was at war with the Shi'ar Empire, who were introduced in the Uncanny X-Men.

The event introduced the Starforce team. True Kree resemble humans exactly, with the exception of blue skin, different visual system and "duplicate" of several internal organs. Kree have a higher strength level than that of a human, require more nitrogen to breathe comfortably. Kree bodies are adapted to environmental characteristics on Hala. Hala has a higher concentration of nitrogen in the atmosphere than Earth. Under Earth's lesser gravity, their strength and speed increase. However, they cannot breathe in Earth's atmosphere without using a chemical, "breathing formula", or artificial life-support devices; the original Kree had blue-colored skin, but a second racial group with pink skin resembling that of human Caucasians emerged over the millennia. The blue-skinned "purebred" Kree have become a powerful, minority. Pink Kree are much more durable than their blue racial brethren. Adult Kree range from between 5 to 8 feet tall; some female Kree can physically influence men, a few can drain the life force of others.

Most are required to have it surgically ` corrected' upon adulthood. They must undergo this procedure, it seems that this procedure is analogous to female genital mutilation and it is called "psychological mutilation" as witnessed with Una-Rogg. Just like humans, some Kree suffer from various diseases such as Blackgorge, Betath's Plague, the Wasting and cancer which they call Blackend; the Kree were an evolutionarily stagnant race. This was due to a single member of the Kree race attempting to gain control of The Crystal of Ultimate Vision; this unnamed Kree found the crystal, but attempted to use it to become akin to a god, with powers as of those of the Phoenix Force. As punishment, the crystal "genetically froze their evolution in place" allowing the rest of creation to pass them by. In an attempt to further their development, some Kree bred with other species, producing the'pink-skinned' Kree, who are similar in appearance to Caucasian humans; these pinks outnumbered the blue-skin Kree, but were far from accepted amongst their brethren.

The Kree value what they consider to be their genetic purity, to such an extent that reproduction outside of the species is a strict taboo. In the Kree empire, it is a crime for a male non-Kree to impregnate any Kree; the Kree race has produced individual super-humanoid beings, either through natural mutation, genetic engineering, or cyborg technology, including Captain Mar-Vell, Ronan the Accuser, Shatterax and others. The Supreme Intelligence attempted to jumpstart the evolutionary process of the Kree. Through a series of events discussed below during Operation: Galactic Storm and the Destiny War, it arranged for a large number of its people to be irradiated with a Nega-Bomb, artificially sped up their evolution by means of an artifact called the Forever Crystal; this new brand of evolved Kree, called Ruul, have a grayish skin tone and many shoulder-length tentacles atop their heads. Individuals possess the ability to consciously'will' adaptation of physical form to different environments, affording them controlled metamorphosis, spontaneously developing the ability to breathe underwater, change form or whatever their c


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