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One St Peter's Square

One St Peter's Square is a high rise office building in Manchester, England. It is situated in St Peter's Square in the city centre; the previous building on the site was the concrete Elisabeth House, an office block, built in 1960 and had weathered badly. It was meant to be clad in stone to keep with its context but for financial reasons the exposed concrete was not clad, it used to house the "Dutch Pancake House", which closed in the early 2000s. Demolition of Elisabeth House, began in late 2011 and the building was removed by April 2012. Construction of the new building was first proposed in 2009, was granted planning permission in 2010; the scheme was approved in July 2011, a 25% pre-let of the building by professional services firm KPMG enabled construction to begin. One St Peter's consists of 268,000 sq ft of Grade A office space. Construction began in May 2012 and was due to be completed in early 2014 to coincide with completion of the Central Library and Town Hall redevelopment, it underwent internal fit out and was completed in late 2014.

Concern over the building's height surfaced during the construction of the core. One local observer said the building "is at least four stories too tall on the site and the lift core alone makes the neighbours cower"; the building fronts onto Midland Hotel, Central Library and Town Hall Extension – all Grade II* listed buildings. The columns supporting the building are on the outside, thus avoiding unwelcome columns in the office space; the exterior columns are clad in limestone rather than concrete. The choice of limestone was exacerbated by the need to remain in context with listed buildings in the vicinity and the desire to avoid weathering, seen in concrete. A three-storey glazed balcony tops the building and features a curved, overhanging roof complete with spotlights. Situated in Manchester's historic district, the building was needed to meet strict conservation area rules. One St Peter's was designed in a simple modern classical style with high quality Jura limestone columns to fit in with the Central Library opposite.

A sweeping top floor balcony perches out over St Peter's Square providing a focal point for passers-by. The new building forms part of the new civic space for St. Peter's Square; as part of the plans, the Central Library and Town Hall Extension were renovated and the landscaping of the square with trees. Three further high-rise office blocks are proposed adjacent to One St Peter's. In May 2014 it was reported that the restaurant chain San Carlo is set to open its fifth Manchester venue, launching a 5,500 sq ft restaurant in One St Peter’s Square in late October-early November 2014; as of February 2015 40% of the floorspace has been leased. KPMG confirmed in July 2014 that it was taking an additional 10,500 sq ft of office space across half of the 10th floor, they had agreed to take 63,000 sq ft across the upper three floors. In December 2014, law firm DLA Piper agreed a 15-year lease for 45,000 sq ft of space on floors eight and nine; the firm will move in mid-2016. The Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund, part of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund, invested £10 million in the development

Thomas Rivett (1713–1763)

Thomas Rivett, Esq. was a British barrister and politician. Thomas Rivett was a Whig M. P. for Derby between 1748 and 1753, High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1757. In 1761, like his father, be became Mayor of Derby, he married Anna Maria Sibley in April 1749 with whom he had three children: Thomas and Elizabeth. Thomas Rivett was one of the three owners of the «Cockpit Hill Potworks» china factory, together with William Butts and John Heath. Thomas Rivett's monogram and his house were drawn by S. H. Parkins and, given to Derby Museum and Art Gallery. BURKE, Bernard. Genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the british empire

Lineated woodpecker

The lineated woodpecker is a large woodpecker, a resident breeding bird from Mexico south to northern Argentina and on Trinidad. In 1760 the French zoologist Mathurin Jacques Brisson included a description of the lineated woodpecker in his Ornithologie based on a specimen collected in Cayenne, French Guiana, he used the French name Le pic noir hupé de Cayenne and the Latin name Picus niger cayanensis cristatus. Although Brisson coined Latin names, these do not conform to the binomial system and are not recognised by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature; when in 1766 the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus updated his Systema Naturae for the 12th edition, he added 240 species, described by Brisson. One of these was the lineated woodpecker. Linnaeus included a terse description, coined the binomial name Picus lineatus and cited Brisson's work; the specific name lineatus is Latin and means "lined" or "marked with lines". The species is now placed in the genus Dryocopus, introduced by the German naturalist Friedrich Boie in 1826.

There are five subspecies: D. l. scapularis –: found in western Mexico. The white stripe on the sides of the face is lacking. Bill pale horn, dull white, or bluish-white. D. l. similis –: found in eastern and southern Mexico south to northwestern Costa Rica. Bill pale horn, dull white, or bluish-white. Underparts buffy. Body mass is 136–181 g. D. l. lineatus –: nominate, found in eastern and southern Costa Rica south to western Colombia and east to Trinidad, the Guianas and northeastern and eastern Brazil, south to eastern Peru, northern Paraguay and south central Brazil. Bill dark. Body mass is 186–228 g. D. l. fuscipennis –: found in western Ecuador and northwestern Peru. Bill dark. Smaller than nominate lineatus. Plumage browner, less black. D. l. erythrops –: found in eastern Paraguay and northeastern Argentina and southeastern Brazil. Bill dark. Larger than nominate. White scapular lines reduced. Body mass is 216–264 g; the lineated woodpecker is 31.5 to 36 cm long. It resembles the related pileated woodpecker of United States and Canada.

Adults are black above, with a red crest and whitish lines from the base of the bill, down the neck and shoulders. The underparts are whitish barred with black, they show white on the wings in flight. Adult males have a red line from the bill to a red forehead. In adult females, these plumage features are black; the bill is black in both sexes, though pale-billed individuals are seen. The call of this widespread but wary bird is a ringing wic-wic-wic. Both sexes drum. In most of its range, it is most confused with the crimson-crested woodpecker, similar in plumage and size. In the female of that species, the light face line is far broader, the white shoulder lines meet on the back lower back; the male crimson-crested woodpecker is quite different with its entirely red head. The habitat of this species is other open woodland, it is not a mountain bird, though it has been recorded in the uplands Three white eggs are laid in a nest hole is in a dead tree and incubated by both sexes. The young are fed by regurgitation.

Lineated woodpeckers chip out holes quite large, while searching out insects in trees. They eat insects ants and their larvae, with some seeds, such as from Heliconia, fruits and nuts. Lineated woodpeckers breed March–April in Panama, April–May in Belize, February–April in Trinidad and Suriname. Nest cavities are excavated from 2 to 27 m above the ground. Both sexes excavate the nests, which are about 45 cm deep, 13 cm × 18 cm wide, have an entrance about 9 cm in diameter. Clutch size ranges from 2–4 eggs. Males and females take 2 -- 3 hour shifts incubating during the day. Chicks are fed about once an hour by both parents through regurgitation. Incubation and fledging periods not documented. Ffrench, Richard. A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago. Ithaca, N. Y.: Comstock Publishing. ISBN 0-8014-9792-2. Hilty, Steven L.. Birds of Venezuela. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-7136-6418-5. "Lineated woodpecker media". Internet Bird Collection. Lineated woodpecker photo gallery at VIREO Lineated woodpecker species account at Neotropical Birds Interactive range map of Dryocopus lineatus at IUCN Red List maps

South Carolina Highway Patrol

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is the highway patrol agency for South Carolina, which has jurisdiction anywhere in the state except for federal or military installations. The Highway Patrol was created in 1930 and is an organization with a rank structure similar to the armed forces; the mission of the South Carolina Highway Patrol includes enforcing the rules and regulations in order to ensure road way safety and reducing crime as outlined by South Carolina law. The Highway Patrol is the largest division of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety and its headquarters is located in Blythewood; this department includes the South Carolina State Transport Police Division, the South Carolina Bureau of Protective Services. The Highway Patrol has many responsibilities; the primary job of the rank and file trooper is traffic law enforcement. This includes traffic collision investigation, issuing warning tickets and citations for traffic violations, finding and processing impaired drivers. A state trooper is a sworn peace officer, although their primary duty is traffic enforcement, they can perform other law enforcement functions.

SCHP Commander - Colonel Chris N. Williamson SCHP Deputy Commander - Lieutenant Colonel M. S. Wright Field Operations - Region One - Major B. J Albert Troop One - Captain E. Patterson Troop Two - Captain J. T. Morf Troop Three - Captain M. C. Carson Troop Four - Captain J. B. Wade Field Operations - Region Two - Major J. T. Manley Troop Five - Captain Jo-Nathan Nell Troop Six - Captain S. N. Gadsden Troop Seven - Captain N. W. King Troop Eight - Captain B. D. Dowis Operations Support - Major M. J. Gamble Training Unit - Captain Tara Craig Emergency Traffic Management Unit - Captain J. Rosado SCHP Telecommunications -Captain D. E. Dickerson Administrative Support - Vacant Troop Nine - Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team - Captain Christian P. Logden Troop Ten - Administrative and Regulatory Compliance - Captain C. B. Hughes Employment Unit - Lieutenant Jaime Cardona Resource Management Unit - Captain Mendel C. Rivers Community Relations Office - Captain R. K. Hughes Liaison Unit - Captain Ricky Grubbs School Bus Safety Program - Lieutenant C. M. McLeod The agency has specific jurisdiction over all South Carolina state highways, U.

S. Highways, Interstate highways in the state and all public roads. Local city police or the counties sheriff's department having a contract with an incorporated city have responsibility to investigate and enforce traffic laws in incorporated cities. However, the SCHP can still enforce traffic laws on any public road anywhere in the state regardless if it is in an incorporated or unincorporated city. SCHP has authority over any incident. SCHP troopers are responsible for investigating and disposing of car accidents, dead animals and other impediments to the free flow of traffic, they are the first government officials at the scene of an accident, in turn summon EMS/Fire, tow truck drivers or SCDOT personnel. The SCHP files traffic collision reports within unincorporated areas; the patrol has around 800 employees, of whom 650 are sworn Troopers, 150 civilians. The Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team: investigates complicated vehicle crashes, using state-of-the-art technology and analysis to reconstruct the scene.

The Civil Emergency Response Team: responds to civil emergencies using specialized training and equipment. The ACE Team: works to curtail trafficking and transportation of illegal drugs on South Carolina roadways and includes the K-9 Corps, which assists in tracking drugs. Includes the Motorcycle Unit, Safety Improvement Team; the Telecommunications Centers: work dispatching troopers to incident scenes and assist the public with emergency calls. The Insurance Enforcement Unit: works with the Department of Motor Vehicles to identify uninsured drivers and take them off the highways. Community Relations Office: includes uniformed troopers and civilian staff around the state dedicated to educating the public and media about the Highway Patrol and highway safety. Governor's Security Detail: works with the State Law Enforcement Division to provide security for the South Carolina Governor and his or her family. Emergency Management Unit: monitors emergency traffic issues and coordinates hurricane evacuation efforts Male: 97% Female: 3% White: 85% African-American/Black: 14% Asian: 1% Throughout the years of the Patrol, 51 Troopers have died performing their duty.

Auxiliary Trooper Program Auxiliary Troopers assist trained, seasoned state troopers in enforcement support on daily patrols. Auxiliary Troopers receive more than 130 hours of training for certification by the South Carolina Highway Patrol. To maintain auxiliary status, the Auxiliary Trooper serves minimum of 20 hours per month or 60 hours each quarter of the calendar year. Fatality Victims Memorial The Fatality Victims Memorial is a website that families of those persons killed on South Carolina highways can put information about their loved ones. Child Safety Seatbelt Demonstration Trooper Public Speaking Program The South Carolina Highway Patrol use many different varieties of marked, semi-marked, unmarked vehicles, like many other law enforcement agencies in South Carolina and the rest of the United States. Most vehicles are a part of fleets late 90's to as recent as 2010 Ford Crown Victoria or the modified versions of the Crown Vic, The Ford Police Interceptor. Used are 2007 to present Dodge Charger of

Chris Letchford

Chris Letchford is an American guitarist. He is the lead guitarist in the progressive metal band Scale the Summit, his technical ability has been recognized in magazines such as Guitar World and All Metal Resource. Letchford began playing guitar, he had over 6 years of private guitar lessons before applying to the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, majoring in the Guitar Craft program and the Guitar Performance program, GIT. Along with this education, he attended Berklee College of Music with a major in music. While at the Musicians Institute, he formed Scale the Summit with his friend and fellow guitarist Travis Levrier, drummer Pat Skeffington, whom they met there in 2004, they added bass guitarist Jordan Eberhardt to complete the lineup. Letchford endorses several amplifier companies. In late 2016 Chris has collaborated with Kiesel Guitars and came out with his first Kiesel signature model the CL6/7/8, a headless guitar with a fender strat sort of body, using Seymour Duncan Sentient, Nazgul pick ups.

For recording and playing live, he uses his custom Matt Artinger 7 string, as well as guitars he makes himself. He plays a headless 7-string guitar with fanned frets, made for him by the Swedish company Strandberg Guitarworks, has a signature Strandberg Boden CL7, built in partnership with Washburn Guitars' USA Custom Shop, his main amp was an Axe Fx Ultra until he upgraded to the Axe Fx II, through Mackie HD1221 wedges, Ernie Ball volume pedal, Ernie Ball strings, InTune Guitar Picks. As of their most recent 2013 tours he was seen with a Mesa Boogie Cabinet, Carvin Pre Amp, Axe FX II, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal and Mission Expression Pedal. Chris uses EMG pickups, 57-7 and 66-7. Chris uses Dunlop Strings, Dunlop Signature Chris Letchford Jazz III Picks and sometimes he uses Seymour Duncan Pegasus/Sentient pickup set in some of his newer guitars. Letchford identifies as a dog person and owned a brindle Great Dane in 2010. Letchford announced in June 2014 via Facebook that he was engaged to his girlfriend of 9 years, author Mariana Zapata.

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