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Abe Lenstra Stadion

Abe Lenstra Stadion is a football stadium, located in Abe Lenstra Boulevard 23Q, Netherlands. It is used as a home ground for Eredivisie club Heerenveen; the current capacity is 26,100. The stadium is named after Abe Lenstra considered to be the greatest Heerenveen player in the history of the club. Abe joined the club aged 15 years. After 17 years at Heerenveen, he joined SC Enschede in 1954, he left this club in 1960 to join SC Enschede's archrival Enschedese Boys. In 1963 he stopped playing football at the age of 42. In total he scored. Abe died on 2 September 1985, he was 64 years old, at the eve of what was to become the only international match to be played in the community sportspark, to become the Abe Lenstrastadium; the construction of the stadium started in 1993. The plan was to build a stadium with open corners, but when the construction was well underway the club decided to close the gaps. At the time the building was finished, it had a maximum capacity of 14,500. On 20 August 1994 the stadium was opened by Prince Willem-Alexander of the Dutch royal family.

He made the symbolic first kick-off in this stadium. After the opening the first match started between PSV Eindhoven. At the time Ronaldo played at PSV, this match was his first one in Europe; because SC Heerenveen kept growing and the results were getting better every year, the club planned the first expansion of the stadium in 2002. The capacity of the stadium was doubled to 26,100 seats. Throughout the years empty spots in the stadium were filled with seats. Together with some other changes in the stadium the number of seats increased to the current 26,800. In 2011 there was a plan to have another expansion of the stadium, taking the capacity to 32,000; the construction should be ready for the start of the 2012/2013 Eredivisie season. The reason for the expansion is the growing waiting list for the club's season tickets. Along with that, more people in the stadium means more income which leads to a bigger budget for the club to work with. However, this expansion was seen as financially unfeasible.

There were plans to expand the stadium to 29,000 seats over the course of the summer of 2012, however the economic downturn shelved these plans. As part of the combined Netherlands and Belgium bid to host the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup, the stadium was one of five stadiums in the Netherlands selected by the KNVB to host games. A successful bid would have meant that the stadium capacity would have been increased to the minimum required seating of 44,000. In the beginning of December 2010 FIFA announced. Just before the announcement of the World Cup the club announced that the next expansion would be postponed; the other four selected host cities in the Netherlands were Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Enschede

Roberto Malatesta

Roberto Malatesta was an Italian condottiero, or mercenary captain, lord of Rimini, a member of the House of Malatesta. Born at Fano, Roberto was an illegitimate son of Sigismondo Pandolfo and his lover Vannetta dei Toschi di Fano, but had been legitimated to the succession by Pope Nicholas V in 1450. Malatesta debuted as papal diplomat in southern Italy to sign a treaty of peace with Alfonso V of Aragon; as a condottiero, in 1460 he fought for his father against Ancona in the war for Jesi. In 1461-1463 he fought against Pope Pius II's troops in the Marche, led by Federico III da Montefeltro. After several reverses of fortune, with some other victories by Roberto, the war ended with the loss of Fano for the Malatestas of Rimini in 1463. During Sigismondo's period as Venetian commander in Morea, Roberto fought for Francesco Sforza of Milan. At the death of his uncle, Malatesta Novello, he captured Cesena. Soon Federico da Montefeltro besieged it and Roberto was forced to abandon it, in exchange of a small fiefdom nearby for himself.

Once back to Rimini, in 1466, Sigismondo Pandolfo named his other son Sallustio Malatesta as heir of Rimini. In 1468, after his father's death, he was sent to capture Rimini, held by Sigismondo's lover and third wife Isotta degli Atti in the behalf of Sallustio, designated by his father as his heir. According to the tradition, he entered the Rocca of the city disguised as a peasant, took the city in the name of the Pope, but soon started to act independently. On 30 August 1469, thanks to the support of Federico da Montefeltro, he decisively defeated the Papal troops sent to oust him. In the following years, he is said to have poisoned both his stepmother and his half-brothers and Valerio. In 1475, he was invested with the vicariate of Rimini by the new pope, Sixtus IV. Hired by Florence after a period as Papal commander, he defeated the allied troops of Girolamo Riario near Perugia in 1479. In the course of the so-called War of Ferrara, who had re-conciliated with the pope, fought as Venetian commander.

His great achievement was the liberation of Rome by the victory of Campo Morto, when, at the head of the Venetian-Papal forces, he defeated the royal army of Naples under the command of Duke Alfonso of Calabria. In the following month, Roberto died in Rome after falling ill of fever while pursuing the campaign, his son Pandolfo, nicknamed Pandolfaccio for his cruelty, was expelled from Rimini by Cesare Borgia in 1500. After several brief restorations of the Malatestas, the city was incorporated into the Papal States in 1528. House of Malatesta Rimini Rendina, Claudio. I capitani di ventura. Rome: Newton Compton. Herbermann, Charles, ed.. "House of Malatesta". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company

Posse from Hell

Posse from Hell is a 1961 American Eastmancolor Western film directed by Herbert Coleman and starring Audie Murphy and John Saxon. In 1880 four escapees from death row, Leo and Hash ride into the town of Paradise and enter the Rosebud Saloon. Crip shoots the town marshal Isaac Webb and takes ten men as hostages, killing some to ensure the four are unmolested; the gang leaves town with $11,200 from the Bank of Paradise and a female hostage Helen Caldwell who entered the bar because her alcoholic Uncle Billy was one of the captives. Prior to these events, Marshal Webb had sent for a friend and former gunfighter Banner Cole to be his deputy, he takes Webb's place in leading a posse to bring the men to justice. Cole is a loner with a big reputation as a gunman, he rides into a town marked by the gang's rampage, is enraged to discover that the townspeople have put Webb on a table next to the three dead bodies of those murdered by the four. The doctor said at first they thought Webb was dead himself realized he couldn't be moved.

Webb's last act is to deputize Cole, telling him to do the right thing, not out of hate, but out of liking people, as the townsfolk are good people who have been badly hurt. Cole agrees only out of liking Webb, he makes his original plan for hunting down the four by himself clear by turning down the offer of Webb's handcuffs by saying "I won't be needing any." However, town elder Benson convinces Cole to organize a posse. The men of the town gather but enthusiasm wanes when not as many able bodied men as expected volunteer to go up against the killers, some men leaving because the posse doesn't outnumber the killers by ten to one. Cole's frank assessment of the situation scares others off with Cole saying "If they're afraid of words they shouldn't go." Cole's posse consists of the aged former Army Captain Jeremiah Brown, who wishes to lead the posse himself in the manner of his long ago Army days. Cole doesn't want any of the inexperienced men to come with him but he has no choice; the posse discover Helen, left behind tied up near a rattlesnake that Cole is able to remove from Helen's vicinity.

Helen has been raped and is unwilling to return to the town to face the shame of being vilified by the population. Cole orders the willing Uncle Billy to return her by force if necessary. Captain Brown demonstrates his aged incompetence by disobeying Cole's orders and opening fire and nearly murdering four cowhands who he mistakes for the four killers. Cole has to wound Jeremiah to stop his shooting spree and orders him back to town with the cowhands who have been waylaid by the killers. Cole's distrust of his own posse begins to subside when he is impressed by the determination of the inexperienced Seymour who has never ridden a horse or used a firearm before and the quiet Johnny Caddo's acceptance of the prejudicial treatment he gets from the posse; the posse tracks the four to a farmhouse and surrounds it until Hogan makes a noise starting a gunfight. Cole kills one of the outlaws; the boasting Wiley is unable to kill a man and is killed as he freezes, allowing the remaining three to escape.

Hogan begins shooting the corpse of the outlaw that Cole himself killed telling himself and the posse that Hogan himself killed the man who killed his own brother. When the men note that all the witnesses agree that it was Hash who had murdered his brother, Hogan refuses to listen and leaves the posse to return to town. Cole and Seymour continue tracking the party to the desert but realise that the outlaws have doubled back and are intending on returning to shoot up Paradise; the outlaws attempt Cole kills Leo. A second ambush results in the death of Caddo. Cole and Seymour track the remaining 2 outlaws to a farmhouse near Paradise; the farmhouse is the home of Uncle Billy. Crip kills Uncle Billy, Seymour wings Hash, whilst Helen finishes him off with a six gun in distress rides the buck board away towards town. In the confrontation Seymour is badly injured and his horse killed. Cole goes after Crip and in the ensuing gunfight, Cole is injured and Crip is killed. With no horses left, the injured Cole carries the badly injured Seymour over his shoulder and walks into town.

When the townsfolk try and help he remarks with disdain. "Touch this man and I'll kill ya". Both men are patched up; some of the townsfolk tell Cole his services are no longer required as he is less of a peacemaker and more of a gunman. But others defend Cole and say that the townfolk don't want Cole as they are ashamed at not acting themselves. Cole remembers the echo of Marshall Webbs words that some people are good and to put down roots, decides to stay on as sheriff, he and Helen look. Audie Murphy as Banner Cole John Saxon as Seymour Kern Zohra Lampert as Helen Caldwell Vic Morrow as Crip Robert Keith as Jeremiah Brown Rodolfo Acosta as Johnny Caddo Royal Dano as "Uncle" Billy Caldwell F