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The United Paramount Network was an American broadcast television network that launched on January 16, 1995. The network was owned by Chris-Craft Industries and United Television. In December 2005, UPN was spun off to CBS Corporation. CBS Corporation and Time Warner jointly announced on January 24, 2006 that the companies would shut down UPN and competitor The WB to launch a new joint venture network that year. UPN ceased broadcasting on September 2006, with The WB following suit two days later. Select programs from both networks moved to the new network, The CW, when it launched on September 18, 2006. Paramount Pictures had played a pivotal role in the development of network television, it was a partner in the DuMont Television Network, the Paramount Theaters chain, spun off from the corporate/studio parent, merged with ABC in a deal that helped cement that network's status as a major network. The Paramount Television Network was dissolved in the 1950s. In the wake of the successful Universal Studios ad hoc syndication package Operation Prime Time, which first featured a miniseries adaptation of John Jakes' novel The Bastard and went on to air several more productions, Paramount had earlier contemplated its own television network with the Paramount Television Service.

Set to launch in early 1978, it would have run its programming for only one night a week. Thirty "Movies of the Week" would have followed Star Trek: Phase II on Saturday nights. Plans for the new network were scrapped when sufficient advertising slots could not be sold, though Paramount would contribute some programs to Operation Prime Time, such as the mini-series A Woman Called Golda, the weekly pop music program, Solid Gold. Star Trek: Phase II was reworked as the theatrical film, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, absorbing the costs incurred from the aborted television series. Paramount, its eventual parent Viacom, continued to consider launching their own television network. Independent stations more than network affiliates, were feeling the growing pressure of audience erosion to cable television in the 1980s and 1990s. Meanwhile, which had long been successful in syndication with repeats of Star Trek, launched several first-run syndicated series by the 1990s, including Entertainment Tonight, The Arsenio Hall Show, Friday the 13th: The Series, War of the Worlds, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

In 1993, Time Warner and Chris-Craft Industries entered into a joint venture to distribute programs via a prime time programming service, the Prime Time Entertainment Network. Chris-Craft became a partner in UPN, Time Warner launched The WB in a joint venture with the Tribune Company at the same time. Paramount formed the Paramount Stations Group in 1991 when it purchased the assets of the TVX Broadcast Group, which owned several independent stations in major markets; this was not unlike the purchase of the Metromedia stations by News Corporation five years earlier, which were used as the nuclei for Fox. In another parallel, 20th Century Fox, like Paramount, had long been a powerhouse in television syndication. All indicators suggested. On October 27, 1993, Paramount and Chris-Craft announced the formation of a new television network to be named the United Paramount Network, with initial plans to run two hours of programming in prime time for two nights per week; the new network would be owned by Chris-Craft Industries, while most of its shows were to be produced by Paramount Television.

The network was to be called "U", but the "U Network" trademark was held by the now-defunct National Association of College Broadcasters, operating a satellite television programming network featuring college student-produced programs since 1991. The founder and first head of UPN, Lucie Salhany, approached NACB with an offer of US$50,000 to transfer the name. Due to the costs related to rebranding the student network, under the advice of its then-volunteer legal counsel, Mr. Cary Tepper, the non-profit association countered with a request of $100,000, which Ms. Salhany refused; the "U" in UPN stood for Chris-Craft subsidiary United Television, which owned the network's two largest stations, WWOR-TV in New York City and KCOP-TV in Los Angeles. Chris-Craft and Paramount/Viacom each owned independent stations in several large and mid-sized U. S. cities, these stations formed the nuclei of the new network. Warner Brothers announced plans to launch a similar network, which would become known as The WB, in close proximity to UPN.

The belief that a new broadcast network could grow to be competitive was predicated on the idea that the network in question would not have a fledgling rival to contend with. With the change in landscape, the joint understanding of assured defeat prompted executives from Viacom and Time Warner to discuss the prospect of merging

Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lok Sabha constituency)

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Lok Sabha constituency is the only Lok Sabha constituency in the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which covers the entire union territory. Until the 1967 general election, the Member of Parliament representing this territory was unelected but directly appointed by the President of India. After 1967 The member of parliament was elected by adult franchise; the first elected member of parliament was K R Ganesh. He is the only elected member from this constituency to serve as a minister at the central government. Manoranjan Bhakta has won 8 times from this constituency The current member of parliament is Kuldeep Rai Sharma. Key CPI INC BJP List of Constituencies of the Lok Sabha 2019 Andaman & Nicobar islands Lok Sabha Constituency Election Results and Candidates List Andaman and Nicobar Islands Lok Sabha Seat Results Andaman and Nicobar lok sabha constituency election 2019 date and schedule

Bad Company (2002 film)

Bad Company is a 2002 American action comedy thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock. The film became somewhat famous for its connections to the September 11th terrorist attacks; the film plot, written years before the attacks, involved a variety of Serbo-Balkan extremists planning a huge attack in New York City. The movie's release date was moved out of its late 2001 spot and into a summer 2002 release, similar to several other films with terrorism or violent crime-related stories, including Collateral Damage; when a mission to retrieve a stolen suitcase bomb goes bad, Central Intelligence Agency agent Kevin Pope is killed. Pope was working undercover as an antiquities dealer under the name Michael Turner; the CIA, desperate to complete the mission, discovers that Agent Pope had a twin brother, Jake Hayes, from whom he was separated at birth. Hayes hustles chess games, scalps tickets and works at small clubs in Jersey City, New Jersey to make ends meet.

Meanwhile, Hayes's girlfriend, Julie grows tired of waiting for him to grow up and decides to move to Seattle, Washington. After the CIA persuades Hayes to participate and begins to train Hayes for a mission, to take place in Prague, Czech Republic, they are dismayed by his lack of refinement. Agent Oakes confronts Hayes, telling him he doesn't trust him; when Hayes begins paying attention, the CIA sets him up in his brother's old apartment in Manhattan to test him and try to bait the men who killed his brother. Hayes escapes unharmed. Looking for a way out, Hayes goes to his foster mother only to be found by Oakes, who persuades him to finish the mission. After arriving in Prague, Hayes - posing as his dead brother - meets with the men selling the suitcase bomb; the seller, Adrik Vas, is an ex-Russian Army Colonel with ties to the Russian Mafia. When they return to their hotel, Hayes is greeted by his brother's ex-girlfriend Nicole. Believing Hayes is his brother, she dines with him and returns to his hotel, where the couple is ambushed by rival buyers.

Nicole figures out that Hayes isn't his brother and returns to her assignment covering the Balkans for CNN. Moving forward with the plans and Oakes meet up with Vas and are able to steal the arming codes. Just as they close the deal, Vas' men double cross them with the rival buyer; when the rival dealers, who are part of a multi-national terrorist organization, learn they can't detonate the bomb because of the missing codes, they kidnap Julie. Hayes gives himself up trying to save his girlfriend, the terrorists get the codes back and arm the bomb. Now the race begins to find the bomb. After interrogating one of the captured terrorists, they track the bomb to Grand Central Station. With the clock ticking, they locate the bomb and the terrorist leader Dragan Adjanic, who has started the countdown. Oakes rescues Hayes by killing two terrorists; as Hayes starts to enter the codes to disarm the bomb, Adjanic holds Julie hostage. In order to distract Adjanic, Hayes pretends to shoot Oakes, they kill Adjanic by shooting him repeatedly.

Hayes is able to disarm the bomb just prior to detonation. At the ending of the film, Hayes visits the memorial for deceased secret agents to visit his brother's grave. On, Oakes comes up to Hayes at Hayes's wedding and warns him that a dangerous criminal has escaped from prison and is seeking revenge upon Kevin Pope, but since Kevin is dead and Hayes was impersonating him, the criminal thinks Hayes is Kevin. Hayes begins to panic and demand that Oakes has to protect him, but Oakes starts laughing as he reveals that it was just a joke and he just came for the wedding and giving him a honey moon trip as a wedding gift. Anthony Hopkins as Officer Oakes Chris Rock as Jacob "Jake" Hayes/Kevin Pope/Michael Turner Peter Stormare as Adrik Vas Gabriel Macht as Officer Seale Kerry Washington as Julie Benson Adoni Maropis as Jarma/Dragan Henchman #1 Garcelle Beauvais as Nicole Matthew Marsh as Dragan Adjanic Dragan Mićanović as Michelle "The Hammer" Petrov John Slattery as Roland Yates Brooke Smith as Officer Swanson Daniel Sunjata as Officer Carew DeVone Lawson Jr. as Officer Parish Wills Robbins as Officer McCain Marek Vašut as Andre Irma P. Hall as Mrs. Banks Dan Ziskie as Officer Dempsey John Aylward as Officer Ferren John Fink as Officer Fink Michael Ealy as G-Mo Shea Whigham as Agent Wells Charlie Day as Stoner Bad Company failed to recoup its budget at the box office, earning only $30,160,161 in the United States and $35,817,134 outside the US for a worldwide total of $65,977,295.

The film was slated to be released in December 25, 2001 but because of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the film's release was postponed given the fact the film was about a terrorist attack on New York City. The film was panned by critics. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 10% approval rating based on 135 reviews, with an average score of 3.87/10. The site's critical consensus states "Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins fail to generate the sparks necessary to save the movie from a generic and utterly predictable script."Seattle Post-Intelligencer reviewer William Arnold calls the film "wildly overproduced, inadequately motivated every step of the way and demographically targeted to please every one (and no on

2013 Suffolk County Council election

Elections to Suffolk County Council took place on 2 May 2013 as part of the 2013 United Kingdom local elections. 75 councillors were elected from 63 electoral divisions, which returned either one or two county councillors each by first-past-the-post voting for a four-year term of office. The electoral divisions were the same as those used at the previous election in 2009. Labour and the Conservatives were the only parties with candidates standing in all sixty-three electoral divisions. All locally registered electors who were aged 18 or over on Thursday 2 May 2013 were entitled to vote in the local elections; those who were temporarily away from their ordinary address were entitled to vote in the local elections, although those who had moved abroad and registered as overseas electors cannot vote in the local elections. It is possible to register to vote at more than one address at the discretion of the local Electoral Register Office, but it remains an offence to vote more than once in the same local government election.

The Conservative Party won a total of 39 seats, a net loss of sixteen, retaining a reduced overall majority of three seats. The Labour Party regained their position as the largest opposition party, making a net gain of 11 seats; the UK Independence Party made gains, winning nine seats on the County Council. The Liberal Democrats lost seats to the Conservatives and to Labour, winning the same number of seats as they won in 2005, seven. Three independent candidates were elected. Results for Suffolk County Council Elections 2013

Beehive Science and Technology Academy

Beehive Science and Technology Academy, is a college preparatory charter school located in Sandy, Utah. Open to all students grades 6-12, Beehive’s focus is math and technology. Beehive has small class sizes, rigorous curriculum, dedicated faculty, individualized instruction and comprehensive college and career counseling. Beehive supports creative development through their art programs. BSTA opened August 2005 in Sugarhouse. In 2008 the school moved to its Murray campus, used until the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year; the stay in this facility was short because the building itself was expensive. Beehive moved to its current location in Sandy off of 9400 South and 700 E. An eight-member school board governs BSTA. Board members are business leaders and active members of the community who bring experience in Law, Finance and Real Estate; the parents of BSTA students chaperone at dances, provide parties and fundraisers, communicating calendar items and other tasks that teachers and staff aren’t able to accomplish.

Parents and community members are encouraged to attend the school community council meetings to support and contribute to the better functioning of the School Land Trust Program. Because of Beehive’s low student–teacher ratio, students can progress quickly. Students are placed in classes based on their math skills, their skills in math and other core subjects are monitored throughout the year with research-based adaptive testing. Free tutoring is offered by every teacher every week after school. Field trips provide additional socializing skills; each year local and out-of-state college trips are offered to students. Every spring, students have the opportunity to go to Europe with faculty and parents. Since its inception in 2005, Beehive teachers have been meeting with their students and parents at their homes; these visits benefit the parents since they gain a better idea about the school’s educational policy and have the opportunity to know and understand their student’s teacher better. The goal is to visit all students in their homes once a year.

Beehive Academy offers numerous after-school activities. For example, clubs meet weekly in the following areas: AMSP, FIRST Robotics club, FIRST LEGO club, National Honor/Junior Honor Society, Structural Engineering and dissection club, MathCounts, world cultures, glee club, jewelry club and more; these clubs have produced a number of successes in state and national competitions. A sampling of the winners are: 3rd place FTC Robotics team 2010-2011, 23rd place FIRST Lego League 2010-2011, 3rd place at the World Festival in FIRST Lego League, Utah FIRST Lego League State Champions, 18 individual awards/scholarships 2009-2010 Regional Science Fair, 2008-2009 Salt Lake Valley Champion Spelling Bee, 3rd place in regional 2010-2011 Math Counts. Https://web.archive.org/web/20120401025552/http://www.beehiveacademy.org/v2/ http://www.greatschools.org/utah/salt-lake-city/1125-Beehive-Science--Technology-Academy-BSTA/

Turks in the former Soviet Union

Turks in the former Soviet Union were a small minority within the Soviet Union. However, their presence is considered important within Turkology due to the deportation of thousands of Turks from their home countries. Under the Ottoman Empire, Samtskhe-Javakheti was Islamised producing a Turkish ethnicity within the southwestern region of Georgia. In November 1944, up to 120,000 of these Turks were deported to Central Asia under the rule of Joseph Stalin. Turks in the former Soviet Union have a long history beginning in the Ottoman Empire when the Turks began to migrate to the Ottoman territories which created Turkish communities in Georgia and Ukraine. However, large migration of Turks to other post-Soviet states was in 1944 when the Meskhetian Turks were suppressed by Joseph Stalin and deported to Central Asia; the Turkish community were native to the Georgian-Turkish border area and forcibly displaced to Central Asia on November 15, 1944. The majority of Turks settled in Uzbekistan, however, in 1989, anti-Meskhetian riots broke out due to their superior living standards and economic well-being in an area struck by unemployment.

Thus, over 90,000 Turks resettled from Uzbekistan to other parts of the Soviet Union. Some of the Turks relocated around Nagorno-Karabakh. However, when the Armenians took control of the area, they were once again forced to flee. Although some have returned to Georgia, a problem however has been that Georgians and Armenians who resettled into the homes of the Turks have vowed to take up arms against any return movements. Moreover, many Georgians have advocated that the Meskhetian Turks should be sent to Turkey,'where they belong'. Within the Soviet Union, ethnic cleansing of Turks during World War II took the form of mass deportations carried out by the Soviet secret police and the Red Army; the reason for the deportation was because the Soviet Union was preparing to launch a pressure campaign against Turkey. In June 1945 Vyacheslav Molotov Minister of Foreign Affairs, formally presented a demand to the Turkish Ambassador in Moscow for the surrender of three Anatolian provinces. Moscow was preparing to support Armenian claims to several other Anatolian provinces.

Thus, war against Turkey seemed possible, Joseph Stalin wanted to clear the strategic Turkish population located near the Turkish-Georgian border which were to be hostile to Soviet intentions. The deportation is poorly documented, but Soviet sources suggests that an estimated 115,000 Turks were deported to Central Asia, most of which settled in Uzbekistan. In 1989, ethnic clashes between the Uzbeks and Turks occurred. According to official figures, 103 people over 1,000 were wounded. Moreover, 700 houses were destroyed and more than 60,000 Meskhetian Turks were driven out of Uzbekistan; the events of 1989 are considered by the Turks as their second deportation. Those that remained in Uzbekistan complained of ethnic discrimination. Although the last Soviet census recorded a figure of 207,512 Turks, this may have not counted all ethnic Turks, because for many years, Turks were denied the right to register their ethnicity in legal documents. For example, in Kazakhstan only a third of them were recorded as Turks on their passports.

The rest had been arbitrarily declared members of other ethnic groups. Ulus Baker Hüseyin Özkan Demographics of the Soviet Union Human rights in the Soviet Union Population transfer in the Soviet Union Russification Turks in Europe