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Universal TV

Universal TV Universal Channel, is an international pay television network specializing in movies and television series in the thriller, comedy, horror and investigation genres, owned by NBCUniversal International Networks, a division of NBCUniversal and available on satellite and cable platforms. They were branded as USA Network until 2003 when the name was changed to take more advantage of the Universal branding, but continue programming as that network does like a general interest network. Universal Channel was launched on 1 December 2007 in Poland and Romania and on 1 July 2008 in Southeast Asia. In Latin America the channel is owned by NBC Universal but is controlled and broadcast by Fox Latin American Channels and Globosat in Brazil. In South Africa, Hallmark Channel was re-branded under that name on 24 March 2010 for DStv subscribers. In Japan, Sci Fi Channel re-branded to that name on 1 April 2010. In Australia, Hallmark Channel re-branded to that name on 1 July 2010. In Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and ex Yugoslav countries Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hallmark Channel was re-branded to that name on 3 September 2010.

And in the Philippines, this channel was launched on 26 July 2010 and replaced the Sci Fi Channel, rebranded as Universal Channel. On 18 October 2010, the Hallmark Channel in the UK and Ireland was rebranded, adopting the Universal Channel name; the UK version closed on 27 January 2020. On 3 May 2018, starting with the UK, they have begun the global rebrand of the channel as'Universal TV'. In August 2018, the Brazilian feed of Universal Channel was rebranded to Universal TV, with the Latin American variant following suit in October. Universal Channel Movies Astro Boy Dalziel & Pascoe Missing Pushing Daisies Quarterlife The Secret Life of the American Teenager Surface Walker Texas Ranger The Woody Woodpecker Show World's Wildest Police Videos Brothers & Sisters Greek Psych Heroes The Event Monk Shattered The Good Wife Forensic Files, under the Medical Detectives title Three Rivers Smash Surviving Suburbia Worst Week Family Guy Selected territories: - Latin America - Southeast Asia Universal TV Universal Channel Universal TV Universal Channel Universal Channel Universal TV Universal TV Latin America Universal TV Brazil Universal TV South Africa

Conservatoire National des Plantes à Parfum, Médicinales, Aromatiques et Industrielles

The Conservatoire National des Plantes à Parfum, Médicinales, Aromatiques et Industrielles known as the Conservatoire National des Plantes Médicinales Aromatiques et Industrielles, is a nonprofit botanical garden located on the Route de Nemours, Milly-la-Forêt, Essonne, Île-de-France, France. It is open daily in the warmer months; the conservatory was established in 1987 by the Plantes Aromatiques et Médicinales professional society to preserve medicinal and industrial plants. In 1994 it revised its name and mission to add perfume-related plants, opened to the public in 2002. Today the garden contains more than 1200 species planted in two greenhouses and a variety of gardens including a study garden, thematic garden, an arboretum; some of the species shown at the conservatory: List of botanical gardens in France Conservatoire National des Plantes à Parfum, Médicinales, Aromatiques et Industrielles Milly-la-Forêt description Jardinez entry Petit Futé entry parfum deluxe guideb pour choisir le bon parfum ou cologne/ 1001 Fleurs entry

Congregational Chapel, Nantwich

The Congregational Chapel known as the Independent Chapel, is a former Congregational or Independent church in Nantwich, England. It is located on Monks Lane, now a pedestrian walkway, opposite the Dysart Buildings and north east of St Mary's Church. Built in 1841–42, it is listed at grade II; the chapel closed in the late 20th century, the building has been converted to residential use. Early visits from Nonconformist preachers were not welcomed in Nantwich. In 1753, John Wesley was "saluted with curses and hard names", while that same year, George Whitefield was met by angry crowds who tried to drive a bull into his audience, but were foiled when the animal fell into a pit. A society of Independents was formed in 1780 by Captain Jonathan Scott, who started preaching in a coachmaker's shop on Barker Street with the Reverend William Armitage from Chester. Captain Scott was a prominent independent evangelist who had resigned his commission in the 7th Dragoons in 1769 to focus on missionary work, was ordained in 1774 or 1776 as a "presbyter or teacher at large".

Born in Shrewsbury and living in Wollerton in Shropshire, Scott went on preaching tours across Shropshire, Staffordshire and Wales during the 1770s. He is credited with involvement in the foundation of 22 Congregationalist churches. In 1794, Scott moved to Matlock in Derbyshire, but continued to preach in Nantwich every other Sunday. One of the early supporters of the Nantwich society was a local justice of the peace, Samuel Barrow, who donated £50 a year towards establishing a permanent ministry in 1796; the first minister is recorded from this date, the first Independent chapel was built in 1801 on Church Lane. Scott settled permanently in Nantwich, marrying Barrow's widow in 1802, assisting the chapel's ministers until his death five years later; the Independent congregation reached its height under the ministry of the Reverend J. Simson in 1840–51. A large chapel on Monks Lane was completed in 1842 at a cost of £2,200; the new chapel seated a congregation of around 700. The several other Nonconformist places of worship in the town in 1850 included a Wesleyan Methodist Church and a Unitarian Chapel on Hospital Street, a Primitive Methodist Chapel on Welsh Row, a Baptist Chapel on Barker Street, a Friends' Meeting House on Pillory Street, a Wesleyan Association Chapel on Castle Street.

After 1851, the congregation went into substantial decline until at least the 1880s. An organ was acquired at a cost of just under £400 in 1875. A meeting in May 1884 authorised the construction of a Sunday School building, constructed adjacent to the chapel on Monks Lane. A substantial red-brick building with stone dressings flanked by two low square towers, it was not completed until 1903. In 1890, the interior of the chapel was redecorated and new pews were added at a cost of £350. In the 1970s, the chapel suffered from dry rot, it closed, the building has been converted into apartments. The Sunday School remained in use until the 1970s when it was affected by dry rot; the former Congregational Chapel is a two-storey building in red brick with stone dressings. The front façade has three bays topped with a pediment supported by large brick pilasters; the pediment bears a stone plaque inscribed with the date in Roman numerals. There are two doorways to the front, flanked by pilasters, which each have rectangular fanlights and cornices above, supported by corbels.

Between the doorways is a central window and the main façade has three windows to the first floor. The front face has a stone string course between the ground and first floors, a cornice at the level of the pediment; the side face has four bays. The interior had a circular gallery. Listed buildings in Nantwich List of churches in Cheshire Sources Hall J. A History of the Town and Parish of Nantwich, or Wich Malbank, in the County Palatine of Chester Lamberton A, Gray R. Lost Houses in Nantwich Pevsner N, Hubbard E; the Buildings of England: Cheshire Simpson R. Crewe and Nantwich: A Pictorial History Watts MR; the Dissenters: From the Reformation to the French Revolution

Parasnath railway station

Parasnath railway station is on the Asansol-Gaya section of the Grand Chord and serves the town of Isri in Giridih district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. The Parasnath Hill or Shikharji, located nearby, with a height of 1,365 m is the highest mountain in the state of Jharkhand; the word Parasnath comes from the 23rd Tirthankara of Parshva. Jains refer to the Parasnath Hill as Shikharji, it is one of the two most prominent Jain pilgrimage centers, the other being Shetrunjaya, in Gujarat. According to Jain belief, twenty of the twenty-four Tirthankaras attained Moksha from Shikharji; the Grand Chord was opened in 1906. The Gomoh-Koderma sector was electrified in 1961-62, it is a holy place to visit with innumerable temples and meditation halls in the midst of natural scenery and wildlife. There are two recognized routes to Parasnath Hill; the summit of Parasnath Hill can be reached either from the northern side. The southern approach is to the top, it is motorable for the rest being a climb of 8 km.

The northern approach is a 13 km route from Madhuban on the Dumri-Giridih road. Madhuban is about 40 km from Giridih and about 10 km from Parasnath rail station/ Isri Bazaar/ Dumri, all on Grand Trunk Road. Buses stop at Madhuban village. Hired cars or taxis are available at Isri Bazar, just outside the rail station. There are a number of Jain temples at Madhuban. There is a metalled trek route of 9 km to the summit, a major part of, motorable. Both the Shwetambaras and Digambaras have established Dharamshalas or Ashrams here to accommodate the pilgrims to this the first most holy place for travelers from all over the world; the main hill belongs to the Shwetambara. A new rail line connecting Giridih Station with Parasnath via Madhuban is one of the new surveys to be taken up during 2012-13. Trains passing through Parasnath Station Parasnath Hills travel guide from Wikivoyage

Edward Pawley

Edward Joel Pawley was an American actor of radio and Broadway. The full name on his birth certificate is Edward Joel Stone Pawley, however, he never used the Stone name, it derived from a Stone family in Illinois. At maturity, Pawley was 5' -10" tall with blue eyes. While in high school, he became interested in acting. Acting won out after appearing in high school plays, he moved to New York City in 1920 to pursue a career in the theater. Pawley began his theatrical career in 1920 and reached the Broadway stage in 1923 in The Shame Woman, he went on to star in various well-known Broadway plays, including Elmer Gantry, Subway Express, Two Seconds, Life Begins, The Willow and I. Pawley's rich, baritone voice was hailed by leading journalists of the day, including Walter Winchell and Heywood Hale Broun. Although he was best known in the theater for his portrayal of Elmer Gantry in the Broadway play of the same name, it was his portrayal of John Allen in Two Seconds that brought him to the attention of Hollywood by way of Warner Brothers.

Winchell wrote that Pawley received a standing ovation after his opening night performance in the 1931 play Two Seconds. Not long after sound film came into vogue, Pawley left the theater after 1932 and went to Hollywood where he performed in over 50 movies during a brief ten-year span, he had feature roles in such movies as The Hoosier Schoolboy with Mickey Rooney, G Men with James Cagney, The Oklahoma Kid with James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart, King Solomon of Broadway with Edmund Lowe and Louise Henry, Each Dawn I Die with George Raft and Cagney, Tom Sawyer, Detective with Janet Waldo and Donald O'Connor, Romance on the Range with Roy Rogers and Gabby Hayes. He played "bad guy" roles in gangster, horror and Western films, he became friends with Jackie Cooper and Francis Lederer. One of his earliest friends in the entertainment industry was Arthur Hughes who played Bill Davidson on the long-running radio show, Just Plain Bill. Arthur acted in some Broadway plays and was Pawley's best man at his wedding to stage actress Martina May Martin.

In his years, Hughes had a bit part in the original " Great Gatsby " movie, playing a puppy vendor. Pawley became disenchanted with Hollywood during the attempted infiltration by the communists in the late 1930s and early 1940s; when in New York City in the 1930s, Pawley had performed leading romantic roles on The Collier Hour radio program. For a while, he played opposite Lucille Wall in Portia Faces Life, he and Wall were Girl" on that show. In 1943, Pawley auditioned for and was subsequently cast in the starring role of Steve Wilson on the radio drama series, Big Town, he left Portia Faces Life to replace actor Edward G. Robinson who had played the Steve Wilson role from 1937–42 when the show was produced in Hollywood. Steve Wilson's sidekick on Big Town was "girl reporter" Lorelei Kilbourne, played by Fran Carlon. During Pawley's eight-year reign, Big Town achieved the "number one" rating for reporter-type drama shows on radio. In the January 1948 Nielson Ratings, the show was ranked #12 among all radio programs ahead of such popular shows as Suspense, Sam Spade, Mr. District Attorney, The FBI in Peace and War, Mr. and Mrs. North.

It was in the Top 10 of all radio shows more times than any other that year except for The Bob Hope Show and the Fibber McGee and Molly show. His audience was estimated anywhere from 10 million to 20 million listeners, a huge following for any radio or television series/show in the 21st century. Edward Pawley left Big Town in 1951 and retired near the small village of Amissville in rural Rappahannock County, Virginia, he had fallen in love with the State early during his theatrical career. In retirement, Pawley raised and sold championship goats, wrote poetry, worked part-time as an announcer at local radio station WCVA in Culpeper, Virginia. At WCVA, Edward replaced the man who would write his biography. Edward beame a member of The Lambs in 1951. Edward and Helen moved to Rock Mills, Virginia in the mid-1950s where they lived on the original site of the Rock Mill near the confluence of the Thornton and Rush Rivers. To Edward, living at Rock Mills was the fruition of his dream of living close to nature.

He and Helen maintained an organic vegetable farm, where they produced pesticide-free vegetables, goat milk, cheese. For a while, they ran a local grocery store, the "Cash and Totem Store", where they sold, among other staples, some of their own produce. Helen marketed her "Virginia Honey Girl" line of fruits preserved in honey and offered it for sale in their store. Edward and Helen were proponents of "back-to-the-earth living with nature", they became spiritual parents of many children in the area. In his will, Edward named the Rottier family children as his spiritual children - Jane, Kathyrn, Juia and Robin. Edward fell in love with Virginia while touring with the play East Is West in 1920, he played the role

Minneola, Florida

Minneola is a city in Lake County, United States. The population was 9,403 at the 2010 census; as of 2018, the population recorded by the U. S. Census Bureau is 12,124, it is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Minneola tangelo is named after the city. Minneola is located at 28°34′41″N 81°44′49″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.71 square miles, of which 10.34 square miles is land and 0.37 square miles is water. As of the census of 2009, there were 9,139 people, 1,929 households, 1,516 families residing in the city; the population density was 883.51 people per sq. mile. There were 2,032 housing units at an average density of 665.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 88.70% White, 5.06% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.94% from other races, 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.93% of the population. There were 1,929 households out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.4% were non-families.

16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.14. In the city, the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 37.2% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $46,250, the median income for a family was $52,645. Males had a median income of $36,231 versus $23,569 for females; the per capita income for the city was $20,721. About 3.7% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over. Ryan Villopoto, four-time supercross and five-time motocross champion, who races for Monster Energy Kawasaki. Lake County Sheriff's Office has the Minneola District offices in Minneola.

Lake County commissioners are calling for a special election that would ask voters if a gambling venue should be allowed in the city. Mayor David Yeager proposed a horse track alongside a card room venue on February 3, 2009 during a city council meeting. Yeager said, "pari-mutuel gambling would put people to work in a county struggling with a 9.7 percent unemployment rate." Since neither Lake County or Minneola have gambling venues, state law mandates that the citizens of the county will have to vote on the issue during a special election. According to election officials, a special election could cost the county up to $375,000; the City Council voted to not place this item on a special election and to pass on any gambling venues. Lake County Schools operates area public schools. Minneola Elementary School, a conversion charter school, is in the community. City of Minneola Official Website