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The Standard-Times (New Bedford)

The Standard-Times, based in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is the largest of three daily newspapers covering the South Coast of Massachusetts, along with The Herald News of Fall River and Taunton Daily Gazette of Taunton, Massachusetts. Like the Cape Cod Times, the only larger newspaper in Southeastern Massachusetts, The Standard-Times is owned by Gannett. Together with the weekly newspapers of Hathaway Publishing, which cover Fall River and several other suburban towns, The Standard-Times is part of the South Coast Media Group; the Standard-Times' coverage area includes Acushnet, Fairhaven, Fall River, Lakeville, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester and Westport, Massachusetts. The Standard-Times' main daily competitor is The Herald News of Fall River. Other rivals include the Taunton Daily Gazette and the Providence Journal; the Standard-Times' print circulation has fallen over 30% since 2006. E-sales, while increasing, have not offset this decline in circulation. Daily circulation for The Standard-Times averaged 31,629 in mid-2006, down from the 33,047 reported earlier that year.

By September 2010, circulation had fallen to 24,723 and 26,521 for daily and Sunday circulation respectively. As at May 2014, circulation had continued to fall, with daily print circulation down to 18,100 and daily e-sales of 2,176. Publisher William T. Kennedy came under fire for New Bedford boosterism again in the 2000s, as critics alleged that his support for building a multimillion-dollar aquarium—he served on the board of directors for the waterfront "Oceanarium"—was skewing The Standard-Times' coverage of cost overruns and delays; the Standard-Times formed from the 1934 merger of The New Bedford Standard and The New Bedford Times. The Standard had been in operation since being founded as an evening newspaper in 1850; the Cape Cod Times was known as The Cape Cod Standard-Times, an edition of the New Bedford paper. It split off in the 1970s. O Jornal, a Portuguese-language weekly newspaper now owned by GateHouse Media, was purchased by The Standard-Times in 1993 from Kathy Castro and was sold in 1998 in a deal with two Fall River residents and James Karam, after Ottaway threatened to close it during staff cuts late in 1998.

The weekly was sold to Journal Register Company the owner of The Herald News of Fall River. The use of the titles "Mr." "Mrs." "Ms." and "Miss" before the last names of people cited in the newspaper, still in use in sections other than sports at the start of 2007, is the legacy of longtime Standard-Times editor James M. Ragsdale, who died in 1994. Ragsdale was credited with publishing drug and prostitution cases separately from other court news, in running features called Drug Watch and Prostitution Watch; the features included photos of drug and prostitution suspects taken during arraignment and published before their cases were adjudicated. The front-page nameplate of The Standard-Times displays its home city's name in small print and trumpets a regional identity, "Serving the SouthCoast Community." It was The Standard-Times under Editor-In-Chief Ken Hartnett, that in the 1990s most loudly championed the name South Coast to designate the Fall River-New Bedford metropolitan area. The "Standard-Times" has done well in regional news competitions for many years.

Most it was named the New England Newspaper & Press Association Newspaper of the Year for both 2012 and 2013. It won NENPA's First Place Award for Local Election coverage for 2012,'13 and'14, it won the New England Associated Press News Executives Association's Deadline News Coverage First Place Award for its coverage of Tropical Storm Irene in 2012 and was NEAPNEA's First Place winner for its Overall Website in 2012. Following a series of lay-offs between 2008 and 2009, the Standard-Times placed a paywall on its website on January 12, 2010. Unregistered visitors are able to view three articles per month, with free registration increasing the number of articles to 10 per month. Following the introduction of the paywall, site visitors fell. Amid a general decline in newspaper circulation, the ownership of the Standard-Times and its parent media groups has changed multiple times in the 21st Century. News Corporation acquired The Standard-Times when it bought Dow Jones & Company, Dow Jones Local Media Group Inc.'s parent, for US$5 billion in late 2007.

Rupert Murdoch, the head of News Corp. told investors before the deal that he would be "selling the local newspapers quickly" after the Dow Jones purchase. On September 4, 2013, News Corp announced that it would sell the Dow Jones Local Media Group to Newcastle Investment Corp.—an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group, for $87 million. The newspapers will be operated by Fortress subsidiary GateHouse Media, the owner of The Standard-Times' rival The Herald News. GateHouse Media has expressed interest in purchasing fellow Standard-Times rival The Providence Journal. News Corp. CEO and former Wall Street Journal editor Robert James Thomson indicated that the newspapers were "not strategically consistent with the emerging portfolio" of the company. GateHouse in turn filed prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy on September 27, 2013, to restructure its debt obligations in order to accommodate the acquisition; the Advocate Founded as a weekly newspaper for Fairhaven, Massachusetts, in 1979, The Advocate was acquired by Hathaway in the 1990s and is now based at The Standard-Times' offices at 25 Elm Street, New Bedford.

In addition to Fairhaven, the newspaper covers news and sports in Acushnet, Massachusetts. The Advocate prints every Thursday, its circulation in 2006 was given as 2,224. The Chronicle Originally called The

Landscape architect

A landscape architect is a person, educated in the field of landscape architecture. The practice of landscape architecture includes: site analysis, site inventory, land planning, planting design, storm water management, sustainable design, construction specification and ensuring that all plans meet the current building codes and local and federal ordinances; the title landscape architect was first used by Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of New York City's Central Park. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects states that "Landscape Architects research, plan and advise on the stewardship and sustainability of development of the environment and spaces, both within and beyond the built environment"; this definition of the profession of landscape architect is based on the International Standard Classification of Occupations, International Labour Office, Geneva. Some notable Australian landscape architects include Catherin Bull, Kevin Taylor, Richard WellerRichard Weller, Peter Spooner, Doris Brown, Grace Fraser, Bruce Mackenzie, William Guilfoyle, Ina Higgins, Edna Walling and Ellis Stones.

To become a recognised professional landscape architect in Australia, the first requirement is to obtain a degree in landscape architecture accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. After at least two years of recognised professional practice, graduates may submit for further assessment to obtain full professional recognition by AILA; the Landscape Institute is the recognised body relating to the field of Landscape Architecture throughout the UK. To become a recognised landscape architect in the UK takes seven years. To begin the process, one has to study an accredited course by the Landscape Institute to obtain a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture or a similar field. Following this one must progress onto a Postgraduate Diploma in the field of Landscape Architecture covering the subject in far greater detail such as mass urban planning and planting. Following this, the trainee must complete the Pathway to Chartership, a challenging but rewarding program set out by the Landscape Institute.

Following this, one is awarded a full Landscape Architect title and becomes a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute The United States is the founding country of the formal profession named landscape architecture. Those in this field work both to create an aesthetically pleasing setting and to protect and preserve the environment in an area; the actual activities however are common to most human cultures around the globe for several millennia. In the U. S. a need to formalize the practice and name were resolved in 1899 with the formation of the American Society of Landscape Architects. A few of the many talented and influential landscape architects that have been based in The United States are: Frederick Law Olmsted, Beatrix Farrand, Jens Jensen, Ian McHarg, Thomas Church, Arthur Shurtleff, John Nolen, Lawrence Halprin. Robert Royston summed up one American theme: Landscape architecture practices the fine art of relating the structure of culture to the nature of landscape, to the end that people can use it, enjoy it, preserve it.

The following is an outline of the landscape architect's typical scope of service: Developing new or improved theories and methods for landscape planning and management at local, regional and multinational levels. Developing policies and plans and implementing and monitoring proposals for conservation and recreation areas such as national parks. Developing new or improved theories and methods to promote environmental awareness and undertaking planning, restoration and maintenance of cultural and/or historic landscapes, parks and gardens. Planning, management and monitoring functional and aesthetic layouts of built environment in urban and rural areas including private and public open spaces, gardens, plazas, housing developments, burial grounds, memorials. Contributing to the planning and functional design, location and maintenance of infrastructure such as roads, wind farms and other energy and major development projects. Undertaking landscape assessments including environmental and visual impact assessments to prepare policies or inform new developments.

Inspecting sites, analyzing factors such as climate, flora, fauna and subsurface water and drainage. Identifying and developing appropriate solutions regarding the quality and use of the built environment in urban and rural areas and making designs and working drawings, specifications of work, cost estimates and time schedules. Monitoring the realisation and inspecting the construction of proposals to ensure compliance with plans, specifications of work, cost estimates and time schedules. Conducting research, preparing scientific papers and technical reports, developing policy and advising on aspects regarding landscape architecture such as the application of geographic information systems, remote sensing, landscape communication and landscape ecology. Project management of large scale landscape planning and design projects including management of other consultants such as engineers and planners. Acting as an expert witness in Development and Environment Courts What is Landscape Architecture American Society of Landscape Architects profiles landscape architecture Be a Landscape Architect Profile of the

Louie DeBrusk

Louis Dennis DeBrusk is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, one of the main colour analysts on the late game of Hockey Night in Canada. DeBrusk played 401 National Hockey League games with the Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Phoenix Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks after being drafted from the London Knights. DeBrusk was raised in Port Elgin and played junior hockey with the Port Elgin Bears and Stratford Cullitons before joining the Knights. DeBrusk was renowned for his fighting skills and racked up 1161 penalty minutes over the course of his career. Debrusk is the current main colour analyst on the late game of Hockey Night in Canada, he worked as the colour analyst for the Phoenix Coyotes radio broadcasts. On September 2, 2008, DeBrusk was announced as the new colour analyst for Rogers Sportsnet Edmonton Oilers television broadcasts. DeBrusk replaced former analyst Ray Ferraro, he continues to appear as an analyst. DeBrusk's son Jake DeBrusk plays for the Boston Bruins of the NHL and was ranked the twenty-fourth best player available in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by NHL Central Scouting.

Jake was selected by the Bruins with the 14th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Profile at the Coyotes' website Louie DeBrusk career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database

Daniel Rutherford

Daniel Rutherford was a Scottish physician and botanist, known for the isolation of nitrogen in 1772. Rutherford was born on 3 November 1749, the son of Anne Mackay and Professor John Rutherford.. He began college at the age of 16 at Mundell's School on the West Bow close to his family home, studied medicine under William Cullen and Joseph Black at the University of Edinburgh, graduating with a doctorate in 1772. From 1775 to 1786 he practiced as a physician in Edinburgh. In 1783 he was a joint founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, he was president of the Harveian Society in 1787. At this time he lived at Hyndford Close on the Royal Mile, he was a professor of botany at the University of Edinburgh and the 5th Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh from 1786 to 1819. He was president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh from 1796 to 1798, his pupils included Thomas Brown of Waterhaughs. Around 1805 he moved from Hyndfords Close to a newly built townhouse at 20 Picardy Place at the top of Leith Walk, where he lived for the rest of his life.

He died in Edinburgh on 15 December 1819. In 1786 he married Harriet Mitchelson of Middleton. Rutherford was the maternal uncle of the novelist Sir Walter Scott. Rutherford discovered nitrogen by the isolation of the particle in 1772; when Joseph Black was studying the properties of carbon dioxide, he found that a candle would not burn in it. Black turned this problem over to his student at Rutherford. Rutherford kept a mouse in a space with a confined quantity of air, he burned a candle in the remaining air until it went out. Afterwards, he burned phosphorus in that; the air was passed through a carbon dioxide absorbing solution. The remaining component of the air did not support combustion, a mouse could not live in it. Rutherford called the gas "noxious air" or "phlogisticated air". Rutherford reported the experiment in 1772, he and Black were convinced of the validity of the phlogiston theory, so they explained their results in terms of it. "Rutherford, Daniel". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

1885–1900. Biographical note at “Lectures and Papers of Professor Daniel Rutherford, Diary of Mrs Harriet Rutherford”

Stanwood, Washington

Stanwood is a city in Snohomish County, United States. The city is located 50 miles north of Seattle, at the mouth of the Stillaguamish River near Camano Island; as of the 2010 census, its population is 6,231. Stanwood was founded in 1866 as Centerville, adopting its current name in 1877 after the arrival of postmaster Daniel O. Pearson, it was platted in 1889 and incorporated as a city in 1903. The city was bypassed by the Great Northern Railway, which built a depot one mile east that grew into its own separate town, incorporated in 1922 as East Stanwood; the two Stanwoods were civic rivals for several decades, until their governments were consolidated after a 1960 referendum was approved by voters. The city was home to several food processing plants, which were its largest employers, was populated by Scandinavians. Since the 1990s, Stanwood has grown into a bedroom community for Seattle and Everett and has annexed uphill areas that were developed into suburban subdivisions. Stanwood is served by State Route 532, which connects Camano Island to Interstate 5, has a train station that opened in 2009.

Prior to European exploration and settlement in the 19th century, the Puget Sound region was inhabited by indigenous Coast Salish peoples. The modern-day site of downtown Stanwood was home to a Stillaguamish village named Sŭl-gwähs', with an estimated 250 people and three large potlatch houses; the area's first European Americans, George O. and G. L. Wilson, were led on a guided canoe expedition up the Stillaguamish River in 1851 and reported of its economic potential; the first permanent American settlement at the mouth of the Stillaguamish River was Centerville, a trading post established in 1866 by Robert Fulton on the south side of the river. Centerville gained a post office in 1870, the settlement was moved to the north side of the river three years later; the post office was renamed to Stanwood in 1877 by its sixth postmaster Daniel O. Pearson, after his wife Clara's maiden name; the surrounding area was cleared by loggers and managed using a series of levees along the Stillaguamish River before being opened for settlement by farmers and ranchers.

The establishment of a Norwegian Lutheran church in 1876, the first to be built in the Pacific Northwest, brought the area's first wave of Scandinavian immigrants. The townsite's plat was filed by Pearson and W. R. Stockbridge in 1889, ahead of a failed attempt to petition the county commission for incorporation as a city. Stanwood suffered from a major fire on June 2, 1892, which destroyed the church and thirteen buildings and caused damages of $26,100. By the end of the decade, the town had rebuilt its main street and gained a weekly newspaper, horse racing track, a shingle mill. Stanwood was incorporated on October 19, 1903, a month after the town's men voted 74–16 in favor of becoming a city. Stanwood's businesses relocated a block away from the riverfront in the 1920s and 1930s after the main flow of the Stillaguamish River shifted to another slough; the change in the river rendered the wharf too shallow for steamboats and damaged dikes after several major floods. The Seattle and Montana Railroad was constructed through the Stanwood area in 1891, but bypassed the town one mile to the east, where it built a depot on ground, less prone to flooding.

Several businesses relocated to the area around the depot, including a bank and Washington state's first cooperative general store. Merchants in the old town boycotted the railroad and acquired a steamboat, the City of Stanwood, in 1893. A short railroad, known as the Hall and Hall Railway, was constructed in 1904 between the depot and downtown Stanwood and would operate until 1938; the community around the depot was platted in 1906 as "East Stanwood", but relied on a commercial club to govern in lieu of a formal town government. East Stanwood was incorporated on February 7, 1922, after a series of civic disputes highlighted the need for a city government. East Stanwood was bisected by the Pacific Highway in the 1920s and connected to Stanwood and Camano Island by paved roads constructed a decade earlier; the "Twin City" maintained separate government facilities, banks, sawmills and frozen food plants. The school systems for the two cities were merged in 1944, ending a decades-long football rivalry between the two high schools.

By the early 1950s, the competitiveness between merchants and citizens of both Stanwoods had softened and groups cooperated on events and various initiatives. A formal merger of the two cities was placed on the April 30 ballot; the high cost of a modern sewage treatment system, required by the state government before further expansion could occur, spurred leaders in both cities to place a second consolidation referendum before voters on March 8, 1960. The referendum was passed by an overwhelming majority of voters in both cities and the merged government approved a $520,000 sewer installation contract. Development of a new suburban commercial center east of the city began in the 1980s, centered around the relocated Stanwood High School campus. A 55-acre farm at the intersection of State Route 532 and 72nd Avenue Northwest was redeveloped into a $50 milli

Nate Kaeding

Nathaniel James Kaeding is a former American football player, a placekicker in the National Football League for nine seasons. He played the majority of his career with the San Diego Chargers and retired after the 2012 season as the second-most accurate field goal kicker in NFL history, having made 86.2 percent of his career attempts. Playing college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes, Kaeding earned All-American honors and won the Lou Groza Award, given annually to the top collegiate kicker in the nation; the Chargers drafted him in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He was twice named to the Pro Bowl, he was a two-time All-Pro selection. However, he struggled in the playoffs, he was released by San Diego midway through the 2012 season after a groin injury. He finished the season with the Miami Dolphins before retiring, he is a kicking consultant for the Minnesota Vikings. Kaeding was born in Iowa, he attended Iowa City West High School, played high school football for the Iowa City West High Trojans.

He won two state championships as the team's kicker, The Des Moines Register named him Iowa High School Athlete of the Year in 2000. In high school, he played in state championship games in three different sports: at Iowa City West High School. Kaeding attended the University of Iowa, where he played for the Hawkeyes from 2000 to 2003. Kaeding earned a teaching certificate in secondary education while at Iowa, he is the all-time leading scorer. During the 2004 season, Kaeding attempted to become the first rookie since the 1970 season to make a game-winning field goal in the playoffs in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter or in overtime, his 40-yard field goal attempt on a wet field missed, the Chargers lost in the wild card round to the New York Jets, who won the game on a Doug Brien field goal. Kaeding's postseason struggles continued in the 2006 NFL Playoffs, when he missed a potential game tying 54-yard field goal attempt against the New England Patriots, he had not missed a field goal at home in the previous two years prior to that 54-yard attempt.

He was selected to his first Pro Bowl that season, where he kicked the game-winning 21-yard field goal with four seconds left in the game. Kaeding suffered a fractured fibula when he made a tackle on the opening kickoff against the Denver Broncos on December 24, 2007 and played the final 5 games of the season with the fractured fibula. In the 2007 playoffs, Kaeding missed a field goal each in the Wild Card weekend game against Tennessee and against the Indianapolis Colts, his streak of consecutive playoff games with a missed field goal stood at 4 but was ended with a made field goal from 40 yards against New England. In 2009, Kaeding was tied for the NFL lead for most field goals made and was one of only four to covert on over 90% of his attempts, his season long of 54 yards came in a Week 15 victory over Cincinnati Bengals. However, in the AFC Divisional Round against the New York Jets, Kaeding's postseason struggles continued as he missed all three of his attempted field goals, from 36, 57, 40 yards.

His three misses in the game were a career-high and matched his entire total from the regular season. In his postseason career, Kaeding was 3-for-9 on field goal attempts at home and 8-for-15 overall in eight playoff games. In 2011, Kaeding was injured on the first play of the season when he tore his anterior cruciate ligament, causing him to miss the duration of the season and necessitated the signing of Nick Novak. Kaeding ended the 2011 season as the NFL’s most accurate kicker of all-time, converting 86.5% of his field goals attempts. He competed for his job in 2012 and beat out Novak, who had a strong showing. However, Kaeding suffered a right groin injury and was replaced by Novak in the week 4 game against Kansas City. After missing three games, Kaeding was placed on injured reserve with a minor injury designation that required the Chargers to release him after he recovered. On October 30, Kaeding became an unrestricted free agent after he was released by the Chargers upon a physical. Kaeding made all seven of his field goal attempts with the Chargers in 2012, left the team as the most accurate kicker in NFL history at 87%.

On December 21, 2012, Kaeding signed with the Miami Dolphins, replacing incumbent Dan Carpenter, out with a groin injury. He missed two of three field goals as a Dolphin, making a 45-yard attempt while missing from 41 and having a 46-yard attempt blocked, his career percentage dropped to 86.2. On April 2, 2013, Kaeding signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, he suffered another groin injury during the offseason. On May 2, he retired from the NFL. In January 2008, Kaeding began writing weekly movie reviews for CorridorBUZZ, a daily arts & entertainment web site serving the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, Iowa corridor, he co-owns a restaurant in Iowa City called Short's Burgers as well, as another named Pullman Cafe and Diner. Nate and his wife, have two sons and Wyatt, a daughter, Tess. Career statistics and player information from NFL.com · Pro-Football-Reference