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All About Eve

All About Eve is a 1950 American drama film written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, it was based on the 1946 short story The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr, although screen credit was not given for it. The film stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a regarded but aging Broadway star. Anne Baxter plays Eve Harrington, an ambitious young fan who maneuvers herself into Channing's life threatening Channing's career and her personal relationships; the film co-stars George Sanders, Celeste Holm, features Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe in one of her earliest roles, Gregory Ratoff, Barbara Bates and Walter Hampden. Praised by critics at the time of its release, All About Eve received a record 14 Academy Award nominations and won six, including Best Picture. All About Eve is the only film in Oscar history to receive four female acting nominations. Considered to be one of the greatest films of all time, All About Eve was one of the first 50 films selected for preservation in the United States Library of Congress' National Film Registry, deemed "culturally or aesthetically significant".

All About Eve was ranked sixteenth on AFI's 1998 list of the 100 best American films. Margo Channing is one of the biggest stars on Broadway, but having just turned forty she is worried about what her advancing age will mean for her career. After a performance of Margo's latest play, Aged in Wood, Margo's close friend Karen Richards, wife of the play's author Lloyd Richards, brings in a besotted fan, Eve Harrington, to meet Margo. Eve tells the group gathered in Margo's dressing room—Karen, Margo's boyfriend Bill Sampson, a director, eight years her junior, Margo's maid Birdie —that she followed Margo's last theatrical tour to New York after seeing her perform in San Francisco, she tells an engrossing story of growing up poor in Wisconsin and losing her young husband Eddie in the South Pacific during World War II. Moved, Margo befriends Eve, takes her into her home, hires her as her assistant, leaving Birdie, who instinctively dislikes Eve, feeling put out. Eve manipulates her way into Margo's life, acting as her secretary and adoring fan.

She seems to anticipate Margo's every need, including placing a long-distance phone call to Bill when Margo forgets his birthday. Margo becomes distrustful and bitter towards her after she catches Eve taking a bow to an empty theatre while pretending to wear Margo's costume for Aged in Wood. Margo asks her producer, Max Fabian, to hire Eve at his office, but instead Eve manages to become Margo's understudy without Margo's knowledge; as Margo's irritation grows, Karen feels sorry for Eve. In hopes of humbling Margo, Karen arranges for her to miss a performance of Aged in Wood, so Eve will have to give the performance in her place. Eve invites the city's theatre critics, including the acerbic Addison DeWitt, to attend that evening's performance, a triumph for her. After that evening's performance, Eve tries to seduce Bill. Instead, Addison takes her under his wing and interviews her for a column that criticizes Margo for not making way for new talents like Eve. Margo and Karen are furious; that evening and Bill announce their engagement at dinner with the Richardses in the Cub Room of the Stork Club.

Eve, dining at a nearby table with DeWitt, calls Karen into the ladies' room and, after first appearing regretful, tells her to either ask Lloyd to give her the part of Cora—the lead in Lloyd's next play, Footsteps on the Ceiling—or she will reveal Karen's role in Margo's missed performance. Before Karen can talk with Lloyd, Margo announces to everyone's surprise that she does not wish to play Cora and would prefer to continue in Aged in Wood. Eve is cast as Cora. Just before the out-of-town premiere of Footsteps on the Ceiling at the Shubert in New Haven, Eve presents Addison with her next plan: to marry Lloyd, she claims, has come to her professing his love and his eagerness to leave his wife for her. Now, Eve exults, Lloyd will write brilliant plays showcasing her. Angered that Eve believes she can manipulate him as as she does everyone else, Addison reveals he knows that her back story is all lies, her real name is Gertrude Slescynski, she was never married, she had been paid to leave town over an affair with her boss.

Addison blackmails Eve, informing her that she will not be marrying anyone else. A year Eve is a shining Broadway star headed for Hollywood. At an awards banquet, she thanks Margo, Bill and Karen with characteristic effusion, while all four stare back at her coldly. Eve skips a party in her honor, returns home alone, where she encounters Phoebe —a high-school-aged fan—who has slipped into her apartment and fallen asleep; the young girl professes her adoration and begins at once to insinuate herself into Eve's life, offering to pack Eve's trunk for Hollywood. While Eve rests in the other room, Phoebe dons the elegant robe that Eve wore to the banquet and poses in front of a multi-paned mirror, holding the award as if it were a crown. Bette Davis as Margo Channing Anne Baxter as Eve Harrington George Sanders as Addison DeWitt Celeste Holm as Karen Richards Gary Merrill as Bill Sampson Hugh Marlowe as Lloyd Richards Thelma Ritter as Birdie Gregory Ratoff as Max Fabian Marilyn Monroe as Miss Casswell Barbara Bates as Phoebe Walter Hampden as Aged Actor / Sarah Siddons Award Presenter The story of All About Eve originated in an anecdote related to Mary Orr by actr

Teng Yu-hsien

Teng Yu-hsien was a Taiwanese Hakka musician. He is noted for composing many well-known Hokkien songs. Teng gave himself a Japanese-style pen-name as a formal name called Higashida Gyōu. Teng is regarded as the Father of Taiwanese folk songs. Teng Yu-hsien was born in Tōshien Chō of Japanese-ruled Taiwan, he migrated to Daitotei with his family. In 1914, Teng joined Bangka Public School, he graduated in 1920, subsequently entered the Taihoku Normal School. In 1925, Teng became a teacher of the Nishin Public School. After he married Chung You-mei in 1926, he departed from his teaching job and went to Japan to study composition theory in the Tokyo Music Academy. Teng returned to Taiwan in 1930 served as a translator in Taichū District Court. In 1932, he was invited by Wen-sheng Records to compose the March of the Daitotei, a Japanese popular song, thought to be lost, until it was rediscovered by a collector in 2007, he was interested in Columbia Records, an early disc company in Taiwan, was invited by Tan Kun-giok, a songwriter that served as an officer of the Columbia Records.

In 1933, Teng composed several well-known Hokkien songs such as Goat Ia Chhiu. He created a representative work U Ia Hoe in 1934, a song that depicts the mood of a fictional pathetic woman. Between 1934 and 1937, Teng composed many other songs include the Moa Bin Chhun Hong and Su Kui Hong. After the World War II occurred in 1937, the Japanese government began to reinforce the influence of Japanese culture, thus suppressed the development of the Taiwanese Hokkien songs. Many of the songs that were composed by Teng were banned, some were rewritten into Japanese language. In 1939, the Pacific War intensified, thus Teng resigned from his job and fled to Kyūrin Village of Shinchiku Prefecture with his family served as a teacher in the Kyūrin Public School, his health situation was getting worse at that time, but he still composed some Japanese songs. At that time, Teng adopted two Japanese names: Higashida Gyōu. On 11 June 1944, he died from heart disorder. Asteroid 255989 Dengyushian, discovered by Taiwanese astronomers Chi Sheng Lin and Ye Quan-Zhi in 2006, was named in his honor.

The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 12 October 2011. An introduction written in Chinese

Orpheus Foundation

The Orpheus Foundation, founded in 2010, is a London-based organisation that supports young musicians in the early stages of their careers as they establish themselves in the profession. The music critic Richard Morrison wrote in The Times in 2013 about the difficulty of making this transition, "Our conservatoires turn out 1,500 instrumentalists each year, standards are phenomenally high, yet there are more than a handful of vacancies in British orchestras each year."The foundation provides opportunities for young musicians "to play in public and work with established members of the profession and develop an all-round knowledge of the orchestral repertoire." The orchestra of the foundation, the Orpheus Sinfonia, now under the artistic direction of Thomas Carroll, has worked with soloists including Tasmin Little, Jack Liebeck, Dame Felicity Lott and Aleksei Kiseliov. The Foundation's Patrons are Sir Antonio Pappano. In the 2013–14 season Orpheus Sinfonia performed under the baton of their guest conductor, the late Heinrich Schiff for a programme including Mahler Symphony No.

1, worked alongside soloists including Jack Liebeck, a visit to Brighton Festival and have given performances of core repertoire, new commissions and more exploratory works. The orchestra has developed outreach work alongside Keys of Change with students from Fukushima, Japan at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, have been invited to Japan for further projects for which support is sought; the 2014–15 season saw Orpheus embark on their first operatic project, Die Fledermaus, working in partnership with Opera Danube, performing with Dame Felicity Lott in September 2014 at both the Windsor Festival and Cadogan Hall. Further projects include visits to major music festivals around the country, incorporating large-scale symphonic works and smaller scale chamber programmes, as well as continuing to work with world-class soloists and conductors. Most of the Sinfonia's concerts are given in Hanover Square in central London; the orchestra's other regular venue is the 900-seat Cadogan Hall in Chelsea. In September 2011, the Sinfonia made its first international tour.

During the tour there was a fortnight-long series of conducting masterclasses culminating in a conducting competition during which nine contestants conducted the Sinfonia. In January 2013 the foundation inaugurated the "Orpheus Composer of the Year" competition; the 2014 winner was Peter Facer, whose piece, The Peter Pan Suite, received its premiere at Cadogan Hall on 17 June 2014. The foundation holds a competition for "Orpheus Musician of the Year", the 2014 winner was the young pianist Dominic Degavino

North Alabama–West Alabama football rivalry

The North Alabama–West Alabama football rivalry is a college football rivalry game between two public universities in the U. S. state of Alabama, the University of North Alabama Lions and the University of West Alabama Tigers. The current winner is West Alabama, who won 38–17, on September 23, 2017. North Alabama leads the all-time series, 52–18–1; the 71 previous meetings mark the most games each team has played against another school and the 52 wins of North Alabama are its most against an opposing institution. North Alabama and West Alabama first have played every year. West Alabama is the only program that North Alabama has faced in every season since the Lions restored their football program in 1949, after a 21 year long hiatus since 1928. North Alabama and West Alabama have been in the same conference since 1970, were both founding members of the Mid-South Conference in 1970 and their current conference, Gulf South Conference a year later; the Lions and Tigers have played since 1970 for 49 match ups.

In fact, the Lions and Tigers played twice in the regular-season in 1986. In 2011, the Lions and Tigers met in the post-season. West Alabama upset North Alabama in both 2002 and 2004 in Livingston, in 2009 in four overtimes in Florence when the Lions were ranked No. 1 in the nation. That was West Alabama's first win in Florence since 1987; the Tigers were led in that game by former North Alabama head coach Boby Wallace. Bobby Wallace has coached at both schools, coaching at North Alabama from 1988–97, West Alabama from 2006-10 and returning to the Lion's from 2012-16; the 2017 season will be the last for the rivalry for the foreseeable future, following UNA's announcement that it would upgrade its athletic program to NCAA Division I, joining the ASUN Conference for non-football sports in 2018 and the Big South Conference in football. List of NCAA college football rivalry games

MV William Carson

M/V William Carson was a CN Marine passenger/vehicle icebreaker ferry named in honour of Newfoundland colonial politician William Carson. Built by Canadian Vickers Ltd. in Montreal, Canada, William Carson measured 351 feet in length and displaced 8,300 tons. A freight/cargo ferry, she had a capacity for 260 passengers and 60 cars which were loaded through a side ramp. Designed for service between Port aux Basques and North Sydney, Nova Scotia by Canadian National Railways, she was commissioned in 1955. One of the largest vessels built in Canada at the time, her immense size forced her to use the more spacious harbour at Argentia for her first three years in service while the Port aux Basques harbour was modified to accept her. William Carson was reassigned to the seasonal Labrador coastal service in 1976, operating between Lewisporte and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. In 1977, early in only the second season on the Labrador run, William Carson sank in 500 feet of water on the night of 2 June / morning of 3 June 1977 after striking a small iceberg while navigating 12 nautical miles off Battle Harbour.

All 129 passengers and 29 crew aboard at the time survived. The evacuation was carried out efficiently and passengers and crew waited in lifeboats in the icefield while watching their ship sink. Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers and Canadian Forces helicopters were dispatched to rescue the survivors

Rough-legged buzzard

The rough-legged buzzard called the rough-legged hawk, is a medium-large bird of prey. It is found in Arctic and Subarctic regions of North America and Eurasia during the breeding season and migrates south for the winter, it was traditionally known as the rough-legged falcon in such works as John James Audubon's The Birds of America. Nests are located on cliffs, bluffs or in trees. Clutch sizes are variable with food availability, but three to five eggs are laid; these hawks hunt over open land, feeding on small mammals. Along with the kestrels and osprey, this is one of the few birds of prey to hover regularly; this large raptorial species is 46–60 cm with wingspan ranging from 120 to 153 cm. Individuals can weigh from 600 to 1,660 g with females being larger and heavier than males. Weights appear to increase from summer to winter in adults, going from an average of 822 to 1,027 g in males and from 1,080 to 1,278 g in females. Among the members of the genus Buteo, it is sixth heaviest, the fifth longest, the fourth longest winged.

Among standard measurements in adults, the wing chord is 37.2–48.3 cm, the tail is 18.6–25.5 cm, culmen is 3.2–4.5 cm and the tarsus is 5.8–7.8 cm. The plumage is predominantly brown in colour and shows a high degree of speckling. A broad brown chest-band is present in most plumages and a square dark carpal patch contrasting with the white under-wing is an identifiable characteristic in light morph individuals. A wide variety of plumage patterns are exhibited in light vs. dark morphs, males vs. females and adults vs. juveniles. Extensive field experience is required to distinguish between certain plumage variations. Compared to its more common nearctic and palearctic cousins, the common buzzard and the red-tailed hawk, it is larger, though may be outweighed by the latter, its feet are feathered to the toes as an adaptation to its Arctic home range. Its scientific name reflects this feature, its talons are small, reflecting their preferred choice of prey. Distinguishing characteristics in all plumages include long white tail feathers with one or more dark subterminal bands.

The wing tips are long enough to extend past the tail when the animal is perched. The common buzzard can be similar-looking, with a similar long-tailed shape and can be notoriously variable in plumage; the rough-legged is more eagle-like in appearance. The red-tailed hawk is chunkier-looking and differs in its darker head, shorter wings, barring on the wings and the tail, dark leading edge to the wings and has no white base to the tail; the ferruginous hawk is larger, with a bigger, more prominent bill and has a whitish comma at the wrist and all-pale tail. It is the only hawk of its size to hover over one spot, by beating its wings quickly; the rough-legged hawk is a member of the genus Buteo, a group of moderately large raptors exhibiting broad wings, short tails and wide robust bodies. This group referred to as buzzards in Europe. There are at least three recognized subspecies of Buteo lagopus: B. l. lagopus is the nominate subspecies. It breeds in northern Europe and Asia and has dark plumage.

The dorsal feathers are a homogeneous brown colour. B. l. sanctijohannis breeds in North America. It has pale, speckled dorsal plumage and is smaller than B. l. lagopus. B. l. kamtchatkensis breeds from north Siberia to Pacific North America. It has paler plumage when compared with B. l. sanctijohannis and it is, on average, the largest of the three subspecies. The rough-legged hawk breeds in tundra and taiga habitats of North America and Eurasia between the latitudes of 61° and 76° N. Rough-legged hawks occurring in North America migrate to southern Canada and into the central United States for the winter, while Eurasian individuals migrate to southern Europe and Asia, it is the only member of its diverse genus found in both of the Northern continents and has a complete circumpolar distribution. During these winter months, from November to March, preferred habitats include marshes and agricultural regions where rodent prey is most abundant. Breeding sites are located in areas with plenty of unforested, open ground.

Depending on snow conditions, migrants arrive at breeding grounds during May. Home ranges vary with food supply but are reported to be 10–15 km2 during the winter, but little is known about home ranges during the breeding season. Although attacked in skirmishes by other territorial birds such as gyrfalcons and skuas, the rough-legged buzzard is not territorial. However, wintering rough-legged buzzards seems to behave aggressively towards common buzzards in Sweden and both species with try to keep the other off a fixed hunting range; this species is carnivorous feeding on small mammals, which make up 62–98% of its diet. Lemmings and voles are the major prey items of this species, seasonally comprising up to 80–90% of their prey, but this varies with seasonal availability; some evidence suggests that these hawks may be able to see vole scent marks which are only visible in the ultraviolet range, allowing them to cue in on prey. Despite preying on rodents, a 2015 paper reported the species breeding on rodent-free Kolguev Island in Arcti