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The Country Network

The Country Network is an American cable and broadcast television network that specializes in broadcasting country music videos and exclusive original music-based content. The network airs occasional infomercials and traditional advertising; the network is headquartered in Haltom City, with offices in Nashville and New York. The network first launched on January 2009, as the Artists & Fans Network. AFN was first carried on satellite through DirecTV on channel 236. In August 2009, after suffering from financial problems, Southern Venture Capital Group sold all the assets of the company to one of the founders, Warren Hansen, who changed its name to the American Music Video Network, rolled out the programming with a new look and feel. On February 15, 2010, the company was renamed The Country Network to represent its focus on country music. Around this time, The Country Network began to transition into a digital multicast network, carried over-the-air on broadcast television stations across the United States as well as the first broadcast network to simulcast to Roku, iPhone, iPad and other OTT outlets.

On May 20, 2013, Zuus Media announced its acquisition of The Country Network. On June 1, 2013, Zuus Media announced the rebranding as Zuus Country. Zuus Country was to be the first of several music video networks of various formats. Only one of these other formats, Zuus Latino made it to air. In January 2016, the network was purchased by a Texas-based company, TCNCountry LLC, with a 43,000-square-foot studio and broadcast facility. TCN Country change the brand back to The Country Network, reviving its original name and logo for the revival of the network; as of 2013, Zuus Country has television stations in over 41 television markets in 26 states, covering 34 million over the air households an 18 million cable subscribers. ZUUS Country signed a deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group in August 2010 to be carried on digital subchannels of Sinclair stations in most of its media markets. After Sinclair's original drop of several affiliates in late 2015, the network was down to 24 markets; when TCN Country LLC purchased the network, they started growing the distribution and as of January 30, 2017 the network was up to 54 markets along with the launch of a Roku channel and a slot on smart TVs manufactured by Hitachi and Panasonic.

As of 2019, most of The Country Network's affiliates are low-powered stations controlled by HC2 Holdings or its subsidiary DTV America. Official website

Fear Itself (TV series)

Fear Itself is an American horror/suspense anthology television series shot in the city of Edmonton, Canada, with some additional shooting in the city of St. Albert and the town of Devon, Alberta, it began airing on June 5, 2008 on NBC. The show aired Thursday nights at 10/9c, it was put on hiatus for the duration of the 2008 Summer Olympics, with the promise of a return once the event was over, but no further episodes were aired. While NBC failed to comment on the fate of the series once the Olympics ended, its time-slot was thereafter filled with re-runs of other NBC shows, "Fear Itself" did not appear on the NBC Fall 2008 schedule, its title is derived from the famous Franklin D. Roosevelt quote, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." The anthology was born out of shares several of the same creative elements. It features self-contained horror/thriller stories directed by the biggest horror directors working in features today, both shows were created by Mick Garris, both shows are produced by Industry Entertainment's Andrew Deane, Adam Goldworm and Ben Browning.

Stuart Gordon, Brad Anderson, John Landis and Rob Schmidt all directed at least one episode of each series. Guest stars included Eric Roberts, Anna Kendrick, Brandon Routh, Briana Evigan, Jesse Plemons, Elisabeth Moss, Cory Monteith; the song in the opening credits is titled "Lie Lie Lie" by System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian, from his first solo album Elect the Dead. On March 13, 2009, it was confirmed that the series had been canceled and would not be returning to NBC; the complete series was released on DVD on September 15, 2009. The first season includes thirteen episodes. In the UK, the show started airing on 5* from Friday 4 May 2012. In Australia, the show commenced screening in August 2012 on the FX channel, available on the Foxtel platform; the episodes are run within online streaming sites. Fear Itself on IMDb Fear Itself at TV.com Fear Itself Directors and Stars Announced

Earl of Dartmouth

Earl of Dartmouth is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1711 for 2nd Baron Dartmouth; the Legge family descended from Vice-President of Munster. His eldest son William Legge was a Royalist army officer and close associate of Prince Rupert of the Rhine. On the Restoration, Charles II offered to create him an earl. Barons DartmouthHis son George Legge was a prominent naval commander, who in 1682 was raised to the Peerage of England as Baron Dartmouth, of Dartmouth in the County of Devon. George's son William, the second Baron, notably served as Secretary of State for the Southern Department between 1710 and 1713 and in 1711 was created Viscount Lewisham, in the County of Kent, Earl of Dartmouth, in the Peerage of Great Britain. Earls of DartmouthWilliam was succeeded by the second Earl, he was the only son of George Legge, Viscount Lewisham, eldest son of the first Earl, who had died before his father. He was an influential politician and served as Secretary of State for the Colonies and First Lord of Trade between 1772 and 1775.

The American Ivy League school Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, was named for the second Earl by Congregational minister Eleazar Wheelock. The second earl's eldest son, the third Earl, was summoned to the House of Lords through a writ of acceleration as Baron Dartmouth in June 1801. Soon after, in July 1801, he succeeded his father in the earldom. Lord Dartmouth held office as President of the Board of Control between 1801 and 1802. On his death, the titles passed to his eldest son, the fourth Earl, who had represented Milborne Port in Parliament before succeeding in the earldom; the fourth earl's only child from his first marriage, the fifth Earl, was a Conservative politician and served as Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire. His eldest son, the sixth Earl, was a Conservative politician and served twice as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household; the latter was succeeded by his eldest son, the seventh Earl, who married Lady Ruperta, daughter of the 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire. Lady Ruperta inherited a share of the office of Lord Great Chamberlain from her father, after his father-in-law's death in 1928, Lord Dartmouth acted as Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain until the death of George V in 1936.

The seventh earl's only son, William Legge, Viscount Lewisham, was killed at El Alamein in 1942, Dartmouth was succeeded by his younger brother, the eight Earl. As of 2018, the titles are held by Humphry's grandson, the tenth Earl, who succeeded his father in 1997. Lord Dartmouth has been a Member of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom Independence Party since 2009. Other family membersSeveral other members of the Legge family have gained distinction; the Hon. Henry Bilson-Legge, fourth son of the first Earl, was a politician and served three times as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sir Arthur Kaye Legge, sixth son of the second Earl, was an admiral in the Royal Navy; the Hon. Edward Legge, seventh son of the second Earl, was Bishop of Oxford; the Hon. Heneage Legge, second son of the third Earl, sat as Member of Parliament for Banbury. Arthur Legge, fourth son of the third Earl, was a general in the British Army and Member of Parliament for Banbury; the Hon. Augustus Legge, fifth son of the fourth Earl, was Bishop of Lichfield.

The Hon. Heneage Legge, sixth son of the fourth Earl, was Member of Parliament for St George's Hanover Square. Family seatsThe family seat is Blakelea House, near Marsden, West Yorkshire, though there was a family home at Sandwell Hall in the Sandwell Valley in West Bromwich, Patshull Hall, near Pattingham, Staffordshire; the district of Dartmouth Park in north London belonged to the family. George Legge, 1st Baron Dartmouth William Legge, 2nd Baron Dartmouth William Legge, 1st Earl of Dartmouth William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth George Legge, 3rd Earl of Dartmouth William Legge, 4th Earl of Dartmouth William Walter Legge, 5th Earl of Dartmouth William Heneage Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth William Legge, 7th Earl of Dartmouth Humphry Legge, 8th Earl of Dartmouth Gerald Humphry Legge, 9th Earl of Dartmouth William Legge, 10th Earl of Dartmouth Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages

Sintra Natural History Museum

The Sintra Natural History Museum is a museum of natural history located in the historic center of the village of Sintra. The museum has both at national and international level due to the quality and rarity of many of its exhibits; the museum was established in 2009 in the building of the 19th century, displays thousands of pieces having scientific importance gathered by the collector Miguel Barbosa and his wife Fernanda Barbosa. Children of Eduardo and his wife donated this entomological and malacological estate to the Municipality of Sintra, they are placed in the Sintra Natural History Museum; the museum has Temporary Exhibition Room prepared for hosting events. The Educational Service of the museum displays presentation permanent exhibition to “tell a story” – the formation of the Primitive Earth and mutations it has undergone over the millions of years of the different Geological Epochs, from Precambrian to Quaternary, it shows the whole evolution of life through the Municipal Collections of Paleontology, Mineralogy and Petrography from the most diversified parts of the world.

It is the 4th Natural History Museum in the Region of Great Lisbon and differs with its uniqueness having pieces covering all the continents of the Earth. There are more than 10000 fossils, a collection of trilobites and some rare and well preserved specimens of dinosaurs. Minerals with parts of rock and stoned minerals are exhibited; the Museum is composed of a collection of paleontology. Bivalves and some Gastropods from diverse origins are exhibited In Malacology collection. In the Petrography Collection, not only the main rocks from the national areas, but meteorites with Meteorite of Nantan are displayed to visitors. Dinosaurs and nests of dinosaur eggs Fragments of the Nantan meteorite Flying reptile, Braseodactylus Simulation of the Big Bang, the evolution of life on earth from the Precambrian to the Quaternary periods. List of museums in Portugal

Greater Latrobe Senior High School

Greater Latrobe Senior High School is a public high school in Latrobe, United States. Greater Latrobe is the only senior high school in the Greater Latrobe School District which serves Latrobe and Unity Township; the following sports are offered at Greater Latrobe: 2005 Girls Cross Country State Champions 2008 Ice Hockey State Champions 2009 Ice Hockey State Champions 2009 Boys Golf State Champions 2010 Ice Hockey State Champions 2013 Ice Hockey State Champions 2017 Baseball State Champions Fred Rogers — creator and host of the preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001. Lou Klimchock — 13-year veteran of Major League Baseball. Infielder for the Kansas City Athletics, Milwaukee Braves, Washington Senators, New York Mets, Cleveland Indians. Arnold Palmer - Gopher Nick Allen - Pro Fisher in the MLF, Struggling Fantasy Football Owner Official website

Brick tax

The brick tax was a property tax introduced in Great Britain in 1784, during the reign of King George III, to help pay for the wars in the American Colonies. Bricks were taxed at 2s 6d per thousand. To mitigate the effects of the tax, manufacturers began to increase the size of their bricks. Many buildings built by Joseph Wilkes in Measham, used bricks known as Wilkes' gobs that were 9 1⁄4 in × 4 1⁄4 in × 4 1⁄4 in. In 1801, the government responded by limiting the dimensions of a brick to 10 in × 5 in × 3 in and doubling the tax on bricks that were larger; the level of taxation was raised until its peak of 5s 10d per thousand bricks in 1805. The brick tax was abolished in 1850, by which time it was considered to be a detriment to industrial development. One of the consequences of the brick tax was that some minor brick producers went out of business, forced to sell their stock to meet tax arrears, it had an effect on architecture, with many areas returning to the use of timber and weatherboarding in house construction weather tiles to simulate brick work, known as mathematical tiles.

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