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LEGENDARY GRIFFITH COLLECTION OF IMPORTANT ROBOTS AND ANTIQUE TOYS CARPENTER TALLY-HO COACH SELLS FOR $66,300 SETTING A RECORD FOR A CAST-IRON, HORSE-DRAWN TOY AT AUCTION --OTHER AUCTION RECORDS ESTABLISHED FOR ROBOT MIGHTY 8, TELEVISION ROBOT, SPACE PATROL CAR, TREMENDOUS MIKE, SPACE CRUISER X 300, JUPITER ROBOT, RANGER ROBOT AND RADAR ROBOT (a.k.a Topolino)---SALES OF ROBOTS AND ANTIQUE TOYS FROM THE ESTATE OF F.H. GRIFFITH CONTINUE ONLINE AT SOTHEBYS.COM-December 9, 2000 -- New York, NY – In a packed salesroom at Sotheby’s in New York today, 399 lots of Important Robots and Antique Toys from the Estate of F.H. Griffith totaled $1.4 million. Competitive bidding for toys and robots from this famed collection drove some prices up to two and three times their high estimates and established nine records for various robots and toys at auction. Highlighting today’s sale was the Carpenter Tally-Ho Coach, circa 1885 which sold for $66,300 establishing a new record for a cast-iron, horse-drawn toy at auction. Leila Dunbar, Senior Vice President and Director of Sotheby’s Collectibles Department said, “Just like Sotheby’s sale of the Matt Wyse Robot Collection in 1996, the records set today prove that prices for robots and space toys continue to conquer new frontiers.”
Indoor Garden Design (IGD) is one of the largest independent interior landscape designers in Europe and widely recognised as the UK’s leading commercial provider of tropical plants. Their work can be seen at the British Library and the Joel Robuchon restaurant in London’s Covent Garden where they have created a vertical walled garden. IGD won a silver medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2009, for their joint collaboration with James Wong on the Canary Islands Spa Garden. They will be working in partnership with James again at this year’s Show to create a show garden for the Malaysian Tourist Board. The RHS have invited IGD to create the first indoor garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, located in the Royal Pavilion. The theme of the interior garden will be a ‘Living Office’. The garden has been designed with Vitra – the Swiss furniture manufacturer. IGD’s inspiring ‘plant art’ led them to be commissioned by the Sir Elton John Aid’s Foundation to produce live plant sculpture in the style of Jeff Koons at the famed annual White Tie and Tiara Ball. Art has played a major theme in IGD’s recent and they are proud to have been given the opportunity to be involved with the artists whose work was on show at the Radical Nature Exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery in summer autumn 2009. They have once again, collaborated with the Barbican and landscaped the critically and public acclaimed Celeste Boursier-Mougenot ‘aviary’ showing at The Curve until 23 May. Ian Drummond, Creative Director of IGD, has a wealth of expertise and knowledge of plants and their benefits to the office, the environment and commercial space. His focus for the...
For a Criminal Investigation of the Events of September 11th, 2001 The worst single criminal act ever committed on US soil, the attacks of September 11th, 2001 have served as justiﬁcation for: US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq; a new doctrine of preventive war; the USA PATRIOT Act and Department of Homeland Security; torture and indeﬁnite detention of “enemy combatants”; surveillance of citizens without a court warrant; and shifting trillions of dollars in public spending priorities. Surveys by Zogby and Scripps-Howard found that signiﬁcant proportions of US citizens believe their own government had “actionable foreknowledge” of the attacks and “consciously failed to act” (Zogby 2004), or even that elements of the state were involved in orchestrating the attacks. The widespread disbelief in the ofﬁcial story indicates a deep crisis of trust in government, one that only an exhaustive and fearless criminal investigation can address. We ﬁrmly believe there is probable cause for such an investigation. The case for investigation is based on three pillars: 1) evidence of cover-up and a lack of serious investigation after the fact; 2) evidence of misconduct on the day of 9/11 3) evidence of foreknowledge and preparation before September 11th. Undertaking a full-scale, truly independent investigation is imperative, not only because there must be justice for the victims, but also because of the role 9/11 has played in justifying policies of aggression supposedly justifed by 9/11 must be halted, and a shattered public trust must be repaired. The 9/11 Cover-up 1 • During their 2002 inquiry, the Congressional joint intelligence committees (who redacted 1/4 of their report) were scrutinized by an FBI counter-investigation, which invaded the Senate in search of an alleged leak. It was widely believed that the FBI investigation may have been intended to have a chilling effect on the conduct of the Congressional Joint Inquiry. • The Congressional investigation failed to pursue solid evidence of a money trail to the alleged hijackers from the US-allied Pakistani intelligence agency (ISI). The ISI chief was removed from his post when strong evidence of his connection to the plot surfaced in early October 2001, but no serious punitive action was taken against him. • Evidence was destroyed or withheld, including suppression of the discovery of black boxes from the two ﬂights at Ground Zero and the destruction of tapes made by the air trafﬁc controllers who handled the same ﬂights.2 • Whistleblowers such as FBI translator Sibel Edmonds and Anthony Shaffer of “Able Danger” were disciplined or ﬁred, even as FBI, CIA, and military ofﬁcials who were blamed for failures received promotions and medals. • The September 11th relatives who lobbied for the 9/11 Commission (after 14 months of White House resistance) submitted 400 questions that Commissioners accepted as a “roadmap.” 70 percent of the questions were fully ignored in The 9/11 Commission Report. Many of the relatives later declared the Report a whitewash.3 • 9/11 Commissioner Max Cleland resigned in late 2003, calling the panel a whitewash and saying, “Bush is scamming America.” There • Philip Zelikow, the 9/11 Commission executive director who oversaw the panel’s activities, refused to step down after the September 11th families called for his resignation due to grave conﬂicts of interest (close association with Condoleezza Rice, member of White House national security staff both before 9/11 and in 2002, member of Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board). • Rice may have committed perjury in her April 2004 Commission testimony that an August 2001 Presidential Daily Brieﬁng to Bush was only of “historical signiﬁcance,” when in fact it detailed current intelligence. • The 9/11 Commission Report claimed the ﬁnancial background of the attacks was unknown, but dismissed the question as being of “little practical signiﬁcance” (page 172). Since when doesn’t an investigation “follow the money”? • Large sections of the report are based on the confessions of “enemy combatants” such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, as provided in the form of transcripts by the government. The 9/11 Commission staff was not allowed to see or interview any of these “enemy combatants.” • Over a period of several years, NORAD, FAA, White House and military ofﬁcials gave widely divergent and conﬂicting accounts of the air defense response to 9/11, but no one was ever held accountable for upholding falsehoods. The 9/11 Commission chairs later admitted they considered a criminal investigation of NORAD’s statements, but preferred instead to present a unanimous report. • The focus of the Commission will be on the future. We’re not interested in trying to assess blame. We do not consider that part of the Commission’s responsibility. – Lee Hamilton, 9/11 Commission vice-chairman.
2014 Silverado and Sierra Score a Safety First for Trucks New Chevrolet, GMC crew cabs receive first five-star scores under new rating system DETROIT – The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High Country and the GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500 are the first pickup trucks to receive the highest possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. NHTSA only tested the crew cab models of Silverado and Sierra. Chevrolet and GMC expect crew cab models to account for 60 percent of their 2014 light duty full-size pickup truck sales. “Safety is as important to truck buyers as it is to car buyers,” said Gay Kent, GM general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness. “Silverado and Sierra set a benchmark for pickup truck safety by offering a full array of advanced features designed to protect occupants before, during and after a collision.” Silverado and Sierra offer fully boxed frames, extensive use of high-strength steel, and several segment-exclusive safety features are available, including Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Safety Alert Seat. Safety Alert Seat warns the driver of potential traffic danger using directional vibration pulses from the seat cushion. The patented warning approach is tied to all of the onboard crash avoidance systems.
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The Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center (MSCTC) was created by the Kansas Legislature in the 2013 session, with a state appropriation of approximately $1.1 million to fund start-up costs. Private-sector funding will also be accepted through the KU Endowment Association. The law creating the center took effect on July 1, 2013. KU Medical Center Executive Vice Chancellor Douglas Girod, M.D. appointed Buddhadeb Dawn, M.D., to serve as the center’s executive director. A 14-member advisory board will also be convened, with members appointed by the governor, the House, the Senate, the Board of Regents and several other stakeholder entities throughout the state. Adult stem cell treatments have been used clinically to successfully treat leukemia and related bone/blood cancers using bone marrow transplantation. KU Medical Center has been involved in research using the solid part of the umbilical cord (Wharton’s jelly). Besides KU Medical Center, other institutions around the state have also initiated adult stem cell research projects. However, before the MSCTC, there was no systematic mechanism for Kansans to receive adult stem cell therapy (other than bone marrow transplants for a few conditions) in the state or in the region, nor was there a coordinated center to translate basic stem cell research findings into clinical applications. There is also a lack of knowledge among the public as well as medical professionals about adult stem cell therapeutic options, currently available or in development, that could benefit Kansans and other patients in need. In addition to bone marrow transplantation, additional therapies with adult stem cells – including organ repair – have been the focus of intense attention in the scientific community in recent years. If adult stem cell therapy is proven effective, many patients may benefit. Kansas is wellpositioned contribute to this burgeoning new field of medicine. Kansas has the opportunity to focus on development of specific areas of adult stem cell research and patient treatment, with the potential to become a world leader in patient therapies for specific diseases or conditions....
October Deadlines Alicia Patterson Fellowship Contact: The Alicia Patterson Foundation, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW. Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 393-5995, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://aliciapatterson.org/ Eligibility: For U.S. citizens who are full-time print journalists or non-U.S. citizens who work fulltime for U.S. print publications, either in America or abroad. Award: Stipend is $40,000 for twelve months and $20,000 for six months and must cover travel and research costs. Fellow must pay taxes on stipend. Deadline: October 1, 2013 National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Contact: National Hispanic Health Foundation, Nathalie Manzano-Smith, Executive Director, 1920 L Street, N.W., Suite 725, Washington, DC 20036, (212) 419-3686, email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.nhmafoundation.org/index.php/scholarshipprogram Eligibility: The Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program is the only national scholarship program targeted at Hispanic students who are committed to careers in health care - medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, health management and policy analysis, health research, and allied health. • Applicants must be enrolled full-time and seeking a professional degree at medical, dental, nursing, public health, or policy schools located in California for the California Gala Event; in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut for the NYC Gala Event. • Applicants are not required to be Hispanic; an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in participating in NHHF Scholars Alumni activities is needed. Award: $2,000 or $5,000 Deadline: October 4, 2013 National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts (NFAA) Recognition and Talent Search Contact: National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts (NFAA), 2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33137, (800) 970-ARTS, apply@youngARTS.org, http://wwwyoungarts.org Eligibility: As of December 1, 2013, must be between ages of 15-18 years old or in high school grades 10-12. Must be a citizen or legal resident of the U.S. or U.S. territories. International students on US Visa may also apply. Award: Up to $10,000 Deadline: October 18, 2013 Coca-Cola Scholarship Contact: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Inc., 1 Coca Cola Plaza NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, (800) 306-2653, email@example.com, http://www.coca-colascholars.org Eligibility: For high school seniors demonstrating leadership and academic achievement. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident planning to attend an Courtesy of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40)
Chinese mobile phone maker ZTE announced on Tuesday that it will use the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week to launch its new Grand Memo II, as well as the new ZTE Open C smartphone which runs on Firefox OS 1.3, and a new MiFavor 2.3 interface. The company's general director of mobiles and executive vice-president of the corporation, Adam Zeng commented that this year the company was working to collaborate more closely with its clients throughout the world and developing products. He added that at the 2014 Mobile World Congress, which opens in Barcelona on Feb. 24 and closes on Feb. 27, the company will present these new devices in collaboration with Mozilla and Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica, which is the biggest network provider in Spain and which has a massive presence in Latin America and other parts of the world.
STATE OF TENNESSEE TENNESSEE COMMISSION ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH Andrew Johnson Tower, Ninth Floor 710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0800 (615) 741-2633 (FAX) 741-5956 1-800-264-0904 TO: FROM: DATE: RE: Members of the Tennessee General Assembly and Other Readers Linda O’Neal, Executive Director January 28, 2011 Resource Mapping 2010 Report Revised As required by TCA 3703-116, on April 15, 2010, the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth transmitted the first Resource Mapping Report to the General Assembly. We have continued to review and discuss the resource mapping information with a variety of stakeholders across Tennessee. There has been great interest in this report and the information it reveals. As a result of the diligence and persistence of Melissa Staley, TCCY resource mapping director, in January 2011, we discovered there was a major omission from the report. The Department of Education was extremely diligent in reporting its expenditures for the many programs and services it provides to Tennessee schools and Tennessee children. In fact, it provided the highest level of detail in reporting expenditures of any department. However, in the focus on programs and services, submission of the most substantial part of DOE expenditures, and indeed the most substantial overall expenditure Tennessee makes for children, funds for the Basic Education Program (BEP), were not submitted. BEP funds in FY 2007 and FY 2008 were more than $3 billion each year. Upon discovering this omission, the Department of Education immediately submitted the BEP expenditure data, and TCCY staff revised the 2010 Report to include the information. The inclusion of BEP dollars results in changes in many of the charts and graphs that are now included in this report. To the best of our knowledge, the Resource Mapping 2010 Report Revised now includes all state and federal expenditures for children in the Tennessee state budget. Collection of such a massive amount of data continues to be a very challenging process. We are grateful for the collaborative support from staff in the 25 state agencies that submit data for these reports. Data submission for the 2011 report is well underway. We look forward to providing a report in April 2011 that includes expenditures for FY 2009 and FY2010. We continue to stand ready to answer questions and appreciate feedback regarding ways we can improve this report. STATE OF TENNESSEE TENNESSEE COMMISSION ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH Andrew Johnson Tower, Ninth Floor 710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0800 (615) 741-2633 (FAX) 741-5956 1-800-264-0904