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UniMás is an American Spanish language free-to-air television network, owned by Univision Communications. The network's programming, aimed at Hispanic Americans in the 18-34 age range, includes telenovelas and other serialized drama series, sitcoms, reruns of imported series aired on parent network Univision and variety series, theatrically released feature films; the network is operated out of Univision's South Florida headquarters in the Miami suburb of Doral, Florida. Since its launch, the network has made major inroads in overall and demographic viewership ranking as the second highest-rated Spanish-language television network in key dayparts, behind only sister network Univision, by 2012. UniMás is available on cable and satellite television throughout most of the United States, with local stations in over 40 markets with large Hispanic and Latino populations. Most of these stations are pass-throughs for the network's main programming feed, offering limited to no exclusive local programming.

Univision Communications chief operating officer Randy Falco has overseen the network's operations since his appointment in the position by the company on June 29, 2011. The network traces its origins to Barry Diller's November 1995 acquisition of the Home Shopping Network and its broadcasting arm Silver King Communications, which owned television stations affiliated with HSN in several larger media markets. In June 1998, the renamed USA Broadcasting launched a customized independent station format, "CityVision", which infused syndicated programming – including a few produced by sister production unit Studios USA that aired nationally on USA Network – with a limited amount of local entertainment and magazine programs. USA's Miami outlet, WYHS-TV, served as the test station for the format, disaffiliating from HSN and converting into a general entertainment outlet under the new call letters WAMI-TV. By September 2000, USA Broadcasting had expanded the "CityVision" entertainment format to three of its thirteen other HSN outlets – with some of the stations adopting call letters referencing common nicknames for their home cities – WHOT-TV in Atlanta, KSTR-TV in Dallas–Fort Worth and WHUB-TV in Boston.

Before the group could carry out the proposed conversions of its other stations into independent stations, USA Networks announced that it would sell off its television station group in the summer of 2000, to focus on its cable network and television production properties. Among the prospective buyers for the thirteen-station group were The Walt Disney Company and Univision Communications. On May 15, 2001, during Univision's upfront presentation, Univision Communications announced its intentions to form a then-unnamed secondary television network that would compete with Univision and the then-recently launched Azteca América. Organizational plans for the network called for the acquired former USA Broadcasting stations to serve as the network's nuclei, with its programming catering to bilingual Latinos with a preference toward watching English-language television programs, as well as young adult males between the ages 18 and 34 that watch Spanish language television other than sporting events.

S. that own at least one television set by the time of its launch. Although Univision maintained a dominant market share among the American Spanish language television networks, Univision Communications executives did not believe that a second network would result in a cannibalization of the flagship network's market share. On July 31, 2001, Univision announced that TeleFutura would be the name for the new network, with Univision Communications chairman and chief executive officer A. Jerrold Perenchio noting the name was suggested in part by two of corporate employees to "represent the future of Spanish-language television". Univision continued to run the nine HSN affiliates and four independent stations as English language outlets for several months following the USA Broadcasting purchase. TeleFutura formally launched at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 14, 2002, debuting on 18 Univision-owned stations – and six others that Univision Communications acquired afterward) and 24 affiliates owned by other companies.

Initial programming on the network –, counterprogrammed to offer distinct programs that do not directly compete with shows aired on Univision – included Escándalo TV ("Scandal TV".

Mayer, Minnesota

Mayer is a city in Carver County, along the South Fork of the Crow River. The population was 1,749 at the 2010 census. A post office was first established in Helvetia in 1875, the name was changed to Mayer in 1888; the name Mayer was given it by railroad officials. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.42 square miles, of which, 1.39 square miles is land and 0.03 square miles is water. Minnesota State Highway 25 serves as a main route in Mayer. State Highway 7 is in close proximity to the city; as of the census of 2010, there were 1,749 people, 589 households, 471 families living in the city. The population density was 1,258.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 619 housing units at an average density of 445.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95.2% White, 1.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.3% from other races, 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population. There were 589 households of which 50.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 20.0% were non-families.

13.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.30. The median age in the city was 30.4 years. 32.9% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 48.0 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 554 people, 200 households, 147 families living in the city; the population density was 572.0 people per square mile. There were 205 housing units at an average density of 211.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 0.90 % Asian, 0.54 % from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.17% of the population. There were 199 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.1% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.26. In the city, the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $48,125, the median income for a family was $55,000. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $26,458 for females; the per capita income for the city was $18,547. None of the families and 2.0% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 7.8% of those over 64. The city of Mayer is the Home of the Mayer Blazers. Ball playing in Mayer has a history that goes back nearly 100 years, has always been supported by the community. On April 10, 1906, the village council passed a motion to rent four lots owned by the village called Thomas Slough, to be used for ball purposes.

Council support of the game continued in 1914. The Mayer Baseball Club was organized in the Depression years of the early 1930s. In 1934, the city council, with the encouragement of the community, purchased three-plus acres of land from the Haueters; this land was located between Zion Lutheran School, the Mayer Public School buildings. The Mayer Baseball team started league play in 1935. Since 1943, the Mayer Blazers have made seven state tournament appearances. In 1945, Mayer took home second place honors in the Class A state tournament, their strongest state tournament showing came in 1973. In 1976, Clarence Guetzkow was elected to the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame in recognition of his tireless allegiance to Mayer Baseball, the Crow River Valley League, Minnesota Amateur Baseball as a whole

Delhi hotel fire

A fire began at a budget hotel in Central Delhi, the Hotel Arpit Palace, in the Karol Bagh area of the city, at around 4.30am on 12 February 2019, killing at least 17 people. The fire went through all floors of the hotel. Poorly enforced regulations lead to thousands of deaths in fires across India every year; the city of Delhi has only around 1,700 firefighters. For comparison, New York City has eight times as many firefighters, but has less than half of Delhi's population; the Hotel Arpit Palace passed a fire safety check in December 2017. It was reported by the Chief Fire Officer of the Delhi Fire Services that the fire had broken out between 3 and 3:30 am, that fire services were not alerted immediately; the first call to the police control room was received at 4:43 am. The fire spread due to wooden panels on the walls and floor of the hotel, caused heavy smoke in the hallways. Many guests attempted to avoid the smoke by staying in their rooms, but could not escape from the rooms as the windows were locked with a complicated latch system.

There were 60 guests staying in 35 of the 46 rooms of the hotel, about a dozen staffers the night of the fire. At least 30 people were rescued by firefighters, but 17 succumbed to burns or asphyxiation, although three people; the Delhi Police utilized 3D laser technology to recreate the scene of the hotel before the fire broke out in order to understand what led to the blaze and find violations by the hotel staff. They reviewed certificates issued to more than 1,500 hotels in India's tourist hubs in an effort to limit the number of casualties; the First Information Report listed six lapses inside the hotel, highlighted that the business and the licensees and the management of the hotel had ignored the safety of its guests. Issues noted were no panic alarm on any of the floors or in the restaurants, only one emergency exit, locked, no proper signage to guide the guests to the emergency exit, it noted that the extensive use of plastic and other inflammable material on the walls and partitions and a temporary structure erected on the roof led to quick spread of smoke and fire to spread

1953 New South Wales state election

The 1953 New South Wales state election was held on 14 February 1953. It was conducted in single member constituencies with compulsory preferential voting and was held on boundaries created at a 1952 redistribution; the election was for all of the 94 seats in the Legislative Assembly. In February 1953, Labor had been in power for 12 years and James McGirr, who had led the party to a near defeat in 1950, had lost the premiership to Joe Cahill 10 months earlier. McGirr's period as the Labor leader had been marked by policy indecisiveness, budget overspending and internal conflict. Cahill had won popular support as a vigorous and impressive minister who had resolved problems with New South Wales' electricity supply and in his first 10 months as premier had reinvigorated the party, he brought order to the government's chaotic public works program. In addition, he astutely attacked the unpopular federal Coalition government of Robert Menzies. In contrast, the Liberal Party and Country Party coalition led by Vernon Treatt and Michael Bruxner was racked with internal divisions and Treatt, despite having been opposition leader for 7 years had been unable to present a coherent alternative to the government or find a resonance with the public..

The result of the election was a landslide victory for Labor: Australian Labor Party 57 seats Independent Labor 1 seat Liberal 22 seats Country Party 14 seatsLabor's vote was strong in the Western and Southern suburbs of Sydney. It won the seats of Concord, Drummoyne, Parramatta and Sutherland from the Liberal Party and picked up the new suburban seats of East Hills and Fairfield. Labor's vote was resurgent in rural New South Wales where it won the seats of Armidale and Mudgee from the Country party. Labor picked up the seat of North Sydney from Independent member James Geraghty, the last of the 4 Independent members of parliament, expelled from the Labor party for disloyalty during an indirect election of the Legislative Council in 1949. John Seiffert, another rebel from 1949 and the member for Monaro, had been readmitted to the party in 1950 and retained the seat at this election, giving a further boost to Labor's numbers. Labor's losses included Ashfield, won from the Liberal Party at the 1952 by-election and Hartley, retained by Jim Chalmers who stood as an Independent Labor candidate after he resigned from the party over a pre-selection dispute.

The Minister for Labour and Social Welfare, Frank Finnan was unseated when his electorate of Darlinghurst was abolished and he failed in an attempt to win Albury. Arthur Greenup retired when his seat of Newtown-Annandale was abolished. Joe Cahill's triumph at this election ensured that he remained premier during the course of the parliament. Treatt faced increasing opposition within the Liberal Party and was replaced as Leader of the Opposition by Murray Robson in August 1954. Bruxner continued as the Leader of the Country Party, a position he had held since 1932. During the parliament there were 7 by-elections with no change of party representation except for Kahibah where an Independent Labor candidate Tom Armstrong defeated the endorsed Labor candidate. Candidates of the 1953 New South Wales state election Members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, 1953–1956

Palm house

The Palm House is a greenhouse located in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew that specialises in growing palms and other tropical and subtropical plants. It was the first greenhouse to be built on this scale. Many of the plants in the Palm House are extinct in the wild. Built as status symbols in Victorian Britain, several examples of these ornate glass and iron greenhouses can still be found in significant parks such as Liverpool's Sefton Park and Stanley Park. One of the earliest examples of a palm house is located in the Belfast Botanic Gardens. Designed by Charles Lanyon, the building was completed in 1840, it was constructed by iron-maker Richard Turner, who would also build the Palm House at Kew. The latter, designed by Decimus Burton and Nicole Burton, was the first large-scale structural use of wrought iron and was built between 1844 and 1848. There has been discussion of who began the design process of the Palm House, though a review of the Botanic Garden records and letters shows that Richard Turner was involved in its design.

Sir William J. Hooker was appointed Director of the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew in 1841; as part of his plan to improve the image of the Royal Gardens, Sir Hooker asked Decimus Burton to draw up preliminary sketches of a new Palm House for review in 1844. Richard Turner was heavily involved in the design process, this is shown through letters between Decimus Burton, Richard Turner, Sir William J. Hooker, the Commissioners of Works along with the Office of Works at Kew. After an interview with Sir Hooker, Turner submitted his plans along with an estimate of the cost to the Board of Works; the Board of Works, in turn, asked Mr. Burton to review Mr. Turner’s plans. Burton disagreed with Turner’s original plans because of the Gothic style Turner used in his prior works. Burton preferred the Neoclassical style, now shown throughout the design of the Palm House. Burton did take notice of Turner's planning of where. Turner knew of the “problems of heating and structural” issues greenhouses may have to deal with.

According to some accounts, Mr. Turner sketched his plan of the Palm House and sent it to the ‘Building News.’ Thomas Drew wrote to the ‘Building News’ where he was claiming “to have an authoritative statement from Turner...” He claimed "the Palm House was not only erected by him but was his design, although varied out under the supervision of Mr. Decimus Burton.” In 1881, according to the "Report on The Process and Condition of The Royal Gardens at Kew", the flowerbeds in front of the building were redone and gravel paths were removed. The flowers at the back of the Palm House and the low areas didn’t drain well; as a result, new drainage was put in to solve this issue. Palmenhaus Schönbrunn A Tropical Getaway: Polish Palm Houses

Go West, young man

"Go West, young man" is a phrase, the origin of, credited to the American author and newspaper editor Horace Greeley concerning America's expansion westward, related to the then-popular concept of Manifest Destiny. No one has yet proven. In 2010, Timothy Hughes of the "Rare & Early Newspapers" blog examined Greeley's writings and concluded: "Here is the Tribune of that date and I've scoured through the issue yet never found the quote; the closest I could come is in'The Homestead Law' article, page 4 column 4, where he mentioned:'... We earnestly urge upon all such to turn their faces Westward and colonize the public lands...'.."Some claim it was first stated by John Babsone Lane Soule in an 1851 editorial in the Terre Haute Express, "Go west young man, grow up with the country". An analysis of this phrase in the 2007 Skagit River Journal concludes: "the primary-source historical record contains not a shred of evidence that Soule had anything to do with the phrase."Greeley favored westward expansion.

He saw the fertile farmland of the west as an ideal place for people willing to work hard for the opportunity to succeed. The phrase came to symbolize the idea that agriculture could solve many of the nation's problems of poverty and unemployment characteristic of the big cities of the East, it is one of the most quoted sayings from the nineteenth century and may have had some influence on the course of American history. Some sources have claimed the phrase is derived from Greeley's July 13, 1865 editorial in the New York Tribune, but this text does not appear in that issue of the newspaper; the actual editorial instead encourages American Civil War veterans to take advantage of the Homestead Act and colonize the public lands: Washington is not a place to live in. The rents are high, the food is bad, the dust is disgusting and the morals are deplorable. Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country; the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations gives the full quotation as, "Go West, young man, grow up with the country", from Hints toward Reforms by Horace Greeley, but the phrase does not occur in that book.

Josiah Bushnell Grinnell claimed in his autobiography that Horace Greeley first addressed the advice to him in 1833, before sending him off to Illinois to report on the Illinois Agricultural State Fair. Grinnell reports the full conversation as: "young man, go West. There is health in the country, room away from our crowds of idlers and imbeciles." "That," I said, "is frank advice, but it is medicine easier given than taken. It is a wide country, but I do not know just where to go." "It is all room away from the pavements...." Many people believe Horace Greeley did not coin this phrase at all, but popularized it. He may have borrowed it from John B. L. Soule who may have published it in an editorial of his own in an 1851 edition of the Terre Haute Express. However, the phrase does not occur in the 1851 edition of the Terre Haute Express, the Soule theory may date no earlier than 1890. Author Ralph Keyes suggests Soule as the source, offering an account in which the line originated from a bet between Soule and Indiana Congressman Richard W. Thompson over whether or not Soule could trick readers by forging a Greeley article.

Grinnell College historian Joseph Frazier Wall claims that Greeley himself denied providing that advice, " the rest of this life vigorously protesting that he had never given this advice to Grinnell or anyone else...". In a footnote Wall states For an account of the true source of "Go West, young man" and Greeley's disavowal of being the author of the phrase, see Evans, Bergen Dictionary of Quotations, p. 745:2. John L. Selch, Newspaper Librarian of the Indiana State Library, in a letter to William Deminoff, 12 Dec. 1983, confirms that Soule was the source for this statement