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41st Primetime Emmy Awards

The 41st Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, September 17, 1989. The ceremony was broadcast on Fox from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California; the ceremony saw the guest acting categories double, as they were now based on gender as well as genre. Two networks, USA, received their first major nominations this year. After being nominated and losing the previous four years Cheers regained the title of Outstanding Comedy Series. L. A. Law won Outstanding Drama Series after losing the previous year. For the second straight year, L. A. Law received 15 major nominations, making it the first show to receive more than 14 major nominations multiple times. With nine main cast acting nominations, L. A. Law tied the record set by Hill Street Blues in 1982. By network NBC – 57 ABC – 40 CBS – 35By programL. A. Law – 15 The Wonder Years – 11 Lonesome Dove – 9 The Golden Girls / Murphy Brown / thirtysomething – 7 Cheers – 6 By network NBC – 15 ABC – 7 CBS – 5By programCheers / Murphy Brown – 3 L. A. Law / Midnight Caller / Roe vs. Wade / thirtysomething – 2Notes Emmys.com list of 1989 Nominees & Winners 41st Primetime Emmy Awards on IMDb

2014 Men's World Floorball Championships

The 2014 Men's World Floorball Championships were the 10th World Championships in men's floorball. The tournament took place in Gothenburg, Sweden in December 2014. Home team Sweden defended their title in a close game against Finland. Czech Republic earned the bronze after defeating Switzerland by 4–3. For the first time all teams, except from the host country, must qualify for the Championships. A total of 30 teams are scheduled to take part in the qualification tournaments; the final draw for the tournament was held at Casino Cosmopol in Gothenburg on 25 February 2014. The teams were divided into four pots according to the world ranking.. The official IFF final ranking of the tournament: Best goalkeeper: Mike Trolle Wede Best defenders: Tatu Väänänen, Martin Östholm Best forwards: Rasmus Enström, Jani Kukkola, Kim Nilsson Official website

Andre van Rensburg

Andre van Rensburg is a South African avant-garde composer and instrumentalist living in Tokyo, Japan. Van Rensburg is a prolific artist with dozens of credits as composer and producer, he established himself in South Africa in the mid'90s and has since traveled the world and recording in Taiwan and New York City. He is well known in South Africa as the founder of the group Supernature as well as acclaimed guitarist for the hugely successful industrial group Battery 9 from 1999 to 2004, his solo instrumental work is characterized by dissonance, non-predictable structures and the absence of traditional melodic or harmonic content. His solo guitar playing utilizes extended techniques and string'preparations', as in the prepared piano works of composer John Cage, he has been influenced by composers such as Morton Feldman, Giacinto Scelsi, Leo Brouwer, John Zorn and Pierre Boulez, improvisors Derek Bailey, Fred Frith and Marc Ribot. Andre van Rensburg grew up in South Africa and studied classical guitar from the age of 7.

He started composing at the age of 10. After studying with various teachers he developed his own notational technique, blending traditional musical notation with abstract and graphic notation. In 1994 he moved to Paris, busking for a living. In 1995 he returned to South Africa, forming the group Supernature, who had a number one hit on Barney Simon's 5FM Alternative Chart with their first single "Devil". Supernature went on to record two albums, he joined Brendan Jury and Warrick Sony's Trans.sky project as guitarist forming the group Ohm with Jury. Ohm went on to release an album through the British label M. E. L. T. 2000 and touring England and the Netherlands in 2000. In 1998 he moved to Johannesburg and joined the industrial group Battery 9, appearing on their album Sondebok, released by BMG in 1999, he composed and recorded an album with Battery 9 front man Paul Riekert as Die Menere. Van Rensburg moved to Asia in 2003, forming the recording label South of the Border, released five solo albums: Concrete, chamber music performed by the Poisondwarf Esemble.

In 2009 he collaborated with South African expats Louis Minnaar and Jean Marais and released the album Eentonig through the Onse Plate label. He has scored music for award-winning Thai film director Pramotz Sangsorn and creates various sound installations internationally. In 2016 he relocated to Tokyo where he performs with various butoh dancers and other improvising musicians, including Tetuzi Akiyama. Supernature – Sugar in a Hurricane Supernature – Spill Ohm – Ohm M. E. L. T. 2000 Ohm – 2nd Poisondwarf – Clinical Capsule Battery 9 – Sondebok – "Iets om te blameer" BMG Die Menere – Floukop One F Eentonig – Eentonig André van Rensburg – Concrete South of the Border André van Rensburg – Unfinished Cities South of the Border André van Rensburg – Scopophilia South of the Border André van Rensburg – Kopstukke Vol. 1 South of the Border André van Rensburg – Game of the Voice South of the Border Duo Sovtio - Prima Matera South of the Border André van Rensburg – Trepenation South of the Border Battery 9 "van Rensburg, Andre - Unfinished Cities".

Http://www.waysidemusic.com: Wayside Music. Retrieved 21 June 2011; when he was 6 years old, André van Rensburg strung a guitar string to a plank of wood, attached the other end to his bedroom window bars and yanked the string until it broke. Http://www.andrevanrensburg.org/

Poljot

Poljot, is a brand of Soviet/Russian wristwatches, produced since 1964 by the First Moscow Watch Factory. The flagship brand of the USSR's watch industry, Poljot produced numerous historical watches used in many important space missions, including the world's first space watch worn by Yuri Gagarin. Founded in 1930 under orders from Joseph Stalin, the First State Watch Factory was the first large scale Soviet watch and mechanical movement manufacturer. Via its USA-based trading company Amtorg, the Soviet government bought the defunct Ansonia Clock Company of Brooklyn, New York in 1929, the Dueber-Hampden Watch Company of Canton, Ohio, it moved twenty-eight freight cars full of machinery and parts from the USA to Moscow in order to establish the factory. Twenty-one former Dueber-Hampden watchmakers and various other technicians helped to train the Russian workers in the art of watchmaking as part of the Soviet's first five-year plan; the movements of very-early products were still stamped "Dueber-Hampden, Ohio, USA".

In 1935 the factory was named after the murdered Soviet official Sergei Kirov. As the Germans closed in on Moscow in 1941, the factory was hurriedly evacuated to Zlatoust. By 1943 the Germans were in retreat, the factory moved back to Moscow, adopting the "First Moscow Watch Factory" name. In 1947 the first wristwatches under the brand name "Pobeda" and the first Marine Chronometers and Deck watches were produced. By 1951 the production of wristwatches had increased to 1.1 million. In 1975 new machinery and equipment for manufacturing complex watches was imported from Switzerland; the first chronograph "Okean" was produced for the space station "Sojuz-23." In 1990 production of watches and clocks reached 5 million pieces, in 1991 the international award "Golden Trophy for Quality" was awarded in Madrid. On 12 April 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space; the watch Gagarin wore was made by the First Moscow Watch Company under the name Sturmanskie, which translates to "Navigator's". Today's owner of the brand, Volmax, is the only authorized company allowed to use Gagarin's name and likeness in watch production.

Gagarin received his 15-jewel watch with a manual-wind Poljot movement when he graduated from the Soviet air force flight school in 1957. The original watches were built for the Soviet Air Force and not available to the public. Publicly available versions of the model were not released until years later. At 33 mm in diameter, the original watch was small by today's standards; the watch performed flawlessly in space and is on display at the Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics. Commemorative editions produced today have a 17-jewel Poljot movement. In 1965 cosmonaut Alexei Leonov wore an FMWF Strela chronograph during his historic first space walk, thus cementing Poljot's place in space history; as with Gagarin's first flight, Leonov's watch was not specially commissioned. The Strela replaced the Shturmanskie as the standard issue pilots watch. In the late 1970s, the Strela itself was replaced by a new breed of chronographs based around the 3133 movement. Poljot 3133-based watches continued where their predecessors left off and were taken into space by cosmonauts from Russia, France and Ukraine.

On the wrist of cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov, a Poljot 3133-based watch set a space record for the longest space flight in history. During the Soviet era, Soviet watch brands including Poljot, but Raketa watches, were marketed in the United Kingdom under the brand "Sekonda". Today's Sekonda company, a British distributor of ubiquitous fashion watches, has no connection to any Russian watches. At the turn of the 21st century, the First Moscow Watch Factory began reproducing many of their most famous models as limited edition commemorative pieces. Replicas were made of the famous 1960s Shturmanskie worn by Yuri Gagarin, the 1940s Kirova pilots chronograph, the 1970s Ocean chronograph. All of the replicas became collectables. In late 2003, rumours predicting the demise of the Poljot brand circulated on the Internet. According to the rumours, the First Moscow Watch Factory was to cease producing their own models and become a source of inexpensive movements for other European watch brands; these rumours never came to fruition.

Instead, in the late 2000s, the company was bought by the businessman Sergeï Pugachev, becoming one of the companies of his new luxury group, including: Hédiard, the channel Luxe TV. The physical remnants of First Moscow Watch Factory were purchased by a group of former Poljot employees, forming the basis for a new company, Volmax. Volmax marketed watches under the Aviator and Shturmanskie brands using movements produced by another Russian firm, MakTime; as of 2012, the status of the Poljot brand is unclear. MakTime, the company utilizing old Poljot equipment to manufacture mechanical movements, went bankrupt, Volmax, the successor company to First Moscow Watch Factory relocated to Switzerland. Present models from the Volmax company are Swiss-made, using design cues from vintage Russian models. Raketa watch factory in Saint Petersburg, Russia Russian watches Pobeda Vostok Watch Makers, Inc Docume

Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship

The Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship is an out-of-hospital medical training for 4th year medical students and resident physicians interested in furthering their educational interests in wilderness EMS. The Externship was founded by emergency and EMS physician Seth C. Hawkins in 2011, co-founded by the Pilot Extern of that year, Dr. Ben Abo. Hawkins remains the course director and the course operates as a project of Hawk Ventures. During one month each year, Hawk Ventures invites two Externs to Burke County, North Carolina to participate in an unusual collaboration of local medical resources—a community EMS system, a community hospital system, a community college, an international research university. During this month the Externs operate as full members of the out-of-hospital medical team while learning the detailed workings of EMS medical direction, protocol management, system response in the setting of rural and wilderness environments in Burke County; the county includes Linville Gorge Wilderness Area, South Mountains State Park, Lake James and its state park.

An atypical feature of this training program is that the physician trainees learn from field paramedics, which reverses the typical EMS model of physicians teaching and supervising EMS personnel. The Externs establish a research project on an innovative topic related to wilderness EMS, formulate a lecture based on this research, geared toward ALS and BLS crews within the county, provide the lecture as part of in-service for the month of the Externship; this research has resulted in numerous contributions to the medical literature and medical education, including a description of the first case of interventional ultrasound use in a wilderness environment and development of the innovative “Safety Third” principle in emergency management. The Externs respond to EMS and wilderness EMS calls throughout the month and learn scene management, medical command, other duties that an EMS physician may be responsible for providing when engaged in a wilderness EMS setting; this program's hands-on, experiential learning style in the field rather than the classroom, the program's emphasis on field providers training physicians rather than the reverse, has been identified as "esse quam videri" learning.

This approach has been cited in the wilderness medicine literature as an optimal way to acquire wilderness EMS and Search & Rescue education, the rotation has been cited as the "best month of medical school" by its students. In 2018 Hawkins and the Externship received the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s “Innovation in Medical Education Award”. In 2019 Hawkins and the Externship received the Karl Rohnke Creativity Award from the Association for Experiential Education

1998 President of the Senate of the Czech Republic election

An election of the President of the Senate of the Czech Republic was held on 16 December 1998. Libuše Benešová was elected the new President; the 1998 Senate election results were positive for the Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party and the Civic Democratic Party. ODS and the Czech Social Democratic Party had formed the Opposition Agreement, agreed to support a joint candidate. Dagmar Lastovecká was the original suggested candidate, but her mandate as senator was questioned in court, so ODS selected Libuše Benešová instead. Four-Coalition endorsed the incumbent President Petr Pithart; the election was held on 16 December 1998. ODS nominated Benešová while KDU-CSL, CDA, the Freedom Union nominated Pithart. 79 Senators were present, the quorum was 40 votes. Benešová had support of ČSSD, stated that she would like to win votes from other parties than ODS and ČSSD. In the first round, Pithart received Benešová 36, with six votes invalid; the first round results led to speculation that some Social Democrats had supported Pithart, confirmed by Ivan Havlíček.

Pithart himself did not vote. In the second round, Benešová received 40 votes, Pithart 37 and two votes were invalid, Benešová therefore became the new President. Benešová stated she was happy to be appreciated the support from Senators. Pithart said he was not disappointed and described his result as an "honourable loss". Benešová remained as the President until the 2000 Senate elections. Ivan Havlíček became acting President of the Senate until Pithart was elected as the next President