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Telus TV

Telus TV is a product of Telus that provides IPTV and Satellite television service in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Quebec. Telus launched IPTV service in November 2005 to customers in select Alberta communities and Satellite TV service in 2009 to customers across British Columbia and Alberta; as of February 2011, Telus' IPTV service is available in various communities throughout British Columbia and Alberta. Optik TV provides customers access to over 630 digital channels including more than 100 in HD, while Telus Satellite TV offers over 500 digital channels including over 100 in HD; as of February 2017, over 1 million customers are subscribed to the Telus TV service. Major competitors for Telus TV include satellite services Shaw Direct and Bell TV as well as various cable and communications companies across British Columbia and Alberta, such as Shaw and Eastlink. Optik TV is Telus' IPTV based television service. Video, Interactive Programming Guide and Applications are delivered via IPTV from the head-end to the consumer's High-Definition PVR or High Definition set-top box.

Broadcast channels are distributed via IP multicast, allowing a single stream to be sent to any number of recipients. The system is designed for individual unicasts for video on demand, central time shifting, start-over services and other programs desired by only one home at that particular time; the set-top box does not have a conventional tuner but is an IP multicast client which requests the stream desired. In the IP multicast model, only the streams; the customer's connection need not have the capacity to carry all available channels simultaneously. In June 2009, Telus began to resell BCE's satellite Bell TV service in parts of Alberta and British Columbia as Telus Satellite TV; the agreement was designed to allow Telus the ability to offer a quadruple play of services in markets where it had not yet deployed Optik TV, while allowing Bell to increase its television market share in Western Canada. The Telus-branded service co-exists with the Bell-branded version of Bell TV, still offered in the markets that Telus Satellite TV is offered.

The resale agreement ended in April 2018. Telus Telus Internet Official Telus Optik TV website Official Telus Satellite TV website Telus Quebec

Gra┼╝yna Ciemniak

Grażyna Jolanta Ciemniak is a Polish political figure, a member of the Senate of Poland and Deputy President of Bydgoszcz, as well as member of the Sejm of Poland and member of the European Parliament. A native of the northern city of Toruń, the co-capital and assembly location of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Grażyna Ciemniak gained her Senate seat in the 1993 parliamentary election. While not in the Sejm during its 1997–2001 term, she served, in 1998–2001, as Deputy President of Bydgoszcz, a position subject to election by the Bydgoszcz City Council. In 2001 Polish parliamentary election, she campaigned for the Sejm IV term from Bydgoszcz district 4 as candidate from the Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union list and was elected with 8,212 votes. Between April 2003 and 31 April 2004, Grażyna Ciemniak was an observer representing the Sejm in the European Parliament. Between 1 May and 19 July she served as a non-elected member of European Parliament V. In 2004 European Parliament election she was a candidate of Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union from Kuyavian-Pomeranian constituency.

She was not elected. In 2005 parliamentary election she was started to the Sejm V Term from 4 Bydgoszcz district, she polled 3,807 votes and was second on the Democratic Left Alliance list for the Sejm term which ended in 2007. In 2007 parliamentary election she campaigned from a Left and Democrats list for a chance to serve in Sejm VI, but polled only 3,997 votes and was the first LiD candidate to lose her seat. In June 2009, following Janusz Zemke's win in his bid for a seat in the European Parliament, she succeeded to his seat in the Sejm, she has been a member of Sejm VI Term since 24 June 2009 as Social Democracy of Poland parliamentary club member. Grażyna Ciemniak's son, Robert, is a chess prodigy who has held the title of International Master since 1993. Members of the European Parliament for Poland Members of Polish Sejm 2005–2007 Members of Polish Sejm 2007–2011 Grażyna Ciemniak as MEP 2004 Grażyna Ciemniak at Sejm IV term website Grażyna Ciemniak at Sejm V term website Grażyna Ciemniak at Sejm VI term website

Kermit Gosnell

Kermit Barron Gosnell is an American physician and former abortion provider, convicted of murdering three infants who were born alive during attempted abortion procedures. Gosnell owned and operated the Women's Medical Society clinic in Philadelphia and was a prolific prescriber of OxyContin. In 2011, Gosnell and various co-defendant employees were charged with eight counts of murder, 24 felony counts of performing illegal abortions beyond the state of Pennsylvania's 24-week time limit, 227 misdemeanor counts of violating the 24-hour informed consent law; the murder charges related to an adult patient, Karnamaya Mongar, who died following an abortion procedure, seven newborns said to have been killed by having their spinal cords severed with scissors after being born alive during attempted abortions. In May 2013, Gosnell was convicted of first degree murder in the deaths of three of the infants and involuntary manslaughter in the death of Karnamaya Mongar. Gosnell was convicted of 21 felony counts of illegal late-term abortion, 211 counts of violating the 24-hour informed consent law.

After his conviction, Gosnell waived his right to appeal in exchange for an agreement by prosecutors not to seek the death penalty. He was sentenced instead to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Kermit Gosnell was born on February 9, 1941, in Philadelphia, the only child of a gas station operator and a government clerk in an African-American family, he was a student at the city's Central High School from which he graduated in 1959. Gosnell graduated from Dickinson College in PA with a bachelor's degree. Gosnell received his medical degree at the Jefferson Medical School in 1966, it has been reported that he spent four decades practicing medicine among the poor, including opening the Mantua Halfway House, a rehab clinic for drug addicts in the impoverished Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia near where he grew up, a teen aid program. He became an early proponent of abortion rights in the 1960s and 1970s and, in 1972, he returned from a stint in New York City to open up an abortion clinic on Lancaster Avenue in Mantua.

Gosnell told a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter in October 1972: "as a physician, I am concerned about the sanctity of life. But it is for this precise reason that I provide abortions for women who want and need them". In the same year, he performed fifteen televised second-trimester abortions, using an experimental "Super Coil" method invented by Harvey Karman; the coils were inserted into the uterus, where they caused irritation leading to the expulsion of the fetus. However, complications from the procedure were reported by nine of the women, with three of these reporting severe complications; the 1972 Inquirer article said that Gosnell was a "respected man" in his community, a finalist for the Junior Chamber of Commerce's "Young Philadelphian of the Year" because of his work directing the Mantua Halfway House. By the late 1980s, public records showed state tax liens were piling up against the halfway house, the abortion clinic had a $41,000 federal tax lien. Gosnell has been married three times.

His third and current wife, had worked at the Women's Medical Society as a full-time medical assistant from 1982 until their marriage in 1990. They have two children. Gosnell has four other children from his two previous marriages. In covering his background, media commentators drew attention to the "incredibly diverse" portrayals of Gosnell, touching on both his community works – the creation of a drugs halfway house and teen aid program – contrasted with portrayals of his practice as an abortion mill in which viable fetuses and babies were killed following illegal late-term procedures. In 2011, he was reported to be known in Philadelphia for providing abortions to poor minority and immigrant women, it was claimed that Gosnell charged $1,600–$3,000 for each late-term abortion. Gosnell was associated with clinics in Delaware and Louisiana. Atlantic Women's Services in Wilmington, was Gosnell's place of work one day a week; the owner of Atlantic Women's Services, Leroy Brinkley owned Delta Clinic of Baton Rouge and facilitated the hiring of staff from there for Gosnell's operation in Philadelphia.

1989 and 1993 – cited by Pennsylvania Department of Health for having no nurses in the recovery room. 1996 – censured and fined in both Pennsylvania and New York states, for employing unlicensed personnel. Around 1996 – Pediatrician Dr Schwartz – the former head of adolescent services at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and as of 2010, Philadelphia's health commissioner – testified in the 2010 hearing that around 1996 or 1997, he had hand-delivered a letter of complaint about Gosnell's practice to the Secretary of Health's office and stopped referring patients to the clinic, but received no response. 2000 – Civil lawsuit filed on behalf of the children of Semika Shaw, who had called the clinic the day after an abortion to report heavy bleeding, died 3 days of a perforated uterus and a bloodstream infection. The case alleged that Gosnell had failed to tell her to return to the clinic or seek emergency medical care, it was settled out of court in 2002 for $900,000. Around 2001 – Gosnell claimed to be providing children's vaccines under a program administered by the Health Department's Division of Disease Control, but was suspended for failing to maintain logs and for storing vaccines in unsanitary and inappropriate refrigerators, at improper temperatures.

December 2001 – ex-employee Marcella Choung gave what the Grand Jury would call "a detailed wri

Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank (Grand Mound, Iowa)

Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank known as Union Savings Bank and First Trust and Savings Bank, is an historic building located in Grand Mound, United States. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank was founded in 1912, it was located in the Dugan's Saloon building, diagonally across the street from the present building. The land on which the bank now sits was purchased in 1919, the Lytle Company of Sioux City, Iowa drew up the plans in 1921; the present building was constructed from 1922 to 1923. It was prominently located along the most important business corner in Grand Mound and Smith Streets; the Lincoln Highway entered Grand Mound from the east along Clinton Street and turned left at the bank onto Smith Street. Grand Mound was established by the Chicago and Nebraska Railroad in 1858 to provide transportation facilities and other services that were directed toward the region's agricultural economy. In the late 19th and early 20th century agricultural production increased and with it prosperity for the local community.

The agricultural economy began to trend downward in the early 1920s. It was sold to Union Savings Bank of Grand Mound the same year. In time it became one of several small banks owned by First Trust and Savings Bank of Wheatland, Iowa; the Lytle Company was a building contracting company that had an architectural practice as part of its business. The actual architect of this building is unknown, the Lytle Company had designed several other banks across Iowa and into South Dakota; the building in Grand Mound combines both modern elements in the structure. The modern appearance is attributed to a new attitude in banking known as "Progressive Banking." The banking industry in this era was thought of as predatory. Progressive Banking was seen as a good business that served the financial needs of the local community, the architecture was meant to send this message; the bank building is distinctive in Grand Mound as it is more massive and more decorative than other structures in town. What is now First Trust and Savings Bank is a two-story, brick structure that features off-white terra cotta moldings and details.

The corners have massive pier-forms for a building of this size that give the impression of a fortified structure. The piers rise from a raised base, covered with two colors of terra cotta lining, the upper section is off-white while the lower section is gray granite; the elevations of the building are capped with a broad parapet of brick. It features a pattern, created by recessed vertical bands that resemble a balustrade. There are recessed designs on the corner piers; the parapet is outlined with terra cotta stringcourses. The entrance portals and window bays are recessed and flanked by pilasters whose capitols feature a palmette design; the interior features a marble urn in the corner. The floor is covered with white tile; the second floor is not in use. A suspended ceiling now covers the public space in the open area of the first floor

Kappa Hydrae

Κ Hydrae, Latinised as Kappa Hydrae, is a solitary star in the equatorial constellation of Hydra. Its apparent visual magnitude is 5.06, bright enough to be faintly visible to the naked eye. The distance to this star is based upon an annual parallax shift of 7.48 mas. It may be a variable star, meaning it undergoes repeated fluctuations in brightness by at least 0.1 magnitude. This is an evolving B-type star with a stellar classification of B4 IV/V, having a luminosity class intermediate between a subgiant and a giant star, it has an estimated five times the mass of 3.4 times the Sun's radius. Kappa Hydrae has a high rate of spin with a projected rotational velocity of 115.0 km/s, is only about 31 million years old. The star radiates 328 times the solar luminosity from its outer atmosphere at an effective temperature of 16,150 K; this star was one of the set assigned by the 16th century astronomer Al Tizini to Al Sharāsīf, the Ribs, which included the stars from β Crateris westward through κ Hydrae.

According to the catalogue of stars in the Technical Memorandum 33-507 - A Reduced Star Catalog Containing 537 Named Stars, Al Sharāsīf were the title for two stars: β Crateris as Al Sharasīf II and κ Hydrae as Al Sharasīf I. In Chinese, 張宿, meaning Extended Net, refers to an asterism consisting of Kappa Hydrae, Upsilon1 Hydrae, Lambda Hydrae, Mu Hydrae, HD 87344, Phi1 Hydrae. Kappa Hydrae itself is known as 張宿五, "the Fifth Star of Extended Net"

Clear Creek Metro Park

Clear Creek Metro Park is a nature preserve located at 185 Clear Creek Road in Rockbridge, just off U. S. Route 33, it is part of the Franklin County Metro Parks System. It is dedicated as an Ohio State Nature Preserve, being the largest preserve within the system. Open 6:30 am until dark, the park is home over 150 species of birds. Clear Creek is located within the Hocking Hills region of Ohio, with gorges and bluffs formed by the Blackhand sandstone; because it is farther west than most other lands within the region, the erosion-resistant sandstone occurs at higher elevations. Clear Creek offers many activities, including hiking, canoeing, nature programs, a pet trail