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Antonio Salieri

Antonio Salieri was an Italian classical composer and teacher. He was born in Legnago, south of Verona, in the Republic of Venice, spent his adult life and career as a subject of the Habsburg Monarchy. Salieri was a pivotal figure in the development of late 18th-century opera; as a student of Florian Leopold Gassmann, a protégé of Christoph Willibald Gluck, Salieri was a cosmopolitan composer who wrote operas in three languages. Salieri helped to develop and shape many of the features of operatic compositional vocabulary, his music was a powerful influence on contemporary composers. Appointed the director of the Italian opera by the Habsburg court, a post he held from 1774 until 1792, Salieri dominated Italian-language opera in Vienna. During his career he spent time writing works for opera houses in Paris and Venice, his dramatic works were performed throughout Europe during his lifetime; as the Austrian imperial Kapellmeister from 1788 to 1824, he was responsible for music at the court chapel and attached school.

As his works dropped from performance, he wrote no new operas after 1804, he still remained one of the most important and sought-after teachers of his generation, his influence was felt in every aspect of Vienna's musical life. Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart were among the most famous of his pupils. Salieri's music disappeared from the repertoire between 1800 and 1868 and was heard after that period until the revival of his fame in the late 20th century; this revival was due to the dramatic and fictionalized depiction of Salieri in Peter Shaffer's play Amadeus and its 1984 film version. The death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1791 at the age of 35 was followed by rumors that he and Salieri had been bitter rivals, that Salieri had poisoned the younger composer, yet it is that they were, at least, mutually respectful peers. Salieri started his musical studies in his native town of Legnago. Salieri remembered little from his childhood in years except passions for sugar and music.

He twice ran away from home without permission to hear his elder brother play violin concertos in neighboring churches on festival days, he recounted being chastised by his father after failing to greet a local priest with proper respect. Salieri responded to the reprimand by saying the priest's organ playing displeased him because it was in an inappropriately theatrical style. Sometime between 1763 and 1764, both of Salieri's parents died, he was taken in by an anonymous brother, a monk in Padua, for unknown reasons in 1765 or 1766, he became the ward of a Venetian nobleman named Giovanni Mocenigo, a member of the powerful and well connected Mocenigo family, it is possible that Salieri's father and Mocenigo were friends or business associates, but this is obscure. While living in Venice, Salieri continued his musical studies with the organist and opera composer Giovanni Battista Pescetti following Pescetti's sudden death he studied with the opera singer Ferdinando Pacini, it was through Pacini that Salieri gained the attention of the composer Florian Leopold Gassmann, impressed with his protege's talents and concerned for the boy's future, took the young orphan to Vienna, where he directed and paid for the remainder of Salieri's musical education.

Salieri and Gassmann arrived in Vienna on 15 June 1766. Gassmann's first act was to take Salieri to the Italian Church to consecrate his teaching and service to God, an event that left a deep impression on Salieri for the rest of his life. Salieri's education included instruction in Italian poetry by Fr. Don Pietro Tommasi, instruction in the German language, European literature, his music studies thoroughbass. His musical theory training in harmony and counterpoint was rooted in Johann Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum, which Salieri translated during each Latin lesson; as a result, Salieri continued to live with Gassmann after Gassmann's marriage, an arrangement that lasted until the year of Gassmann's death and Salieri's own marriage in 1774. Few of Salieri's compositions have survived from this early period. In his old age Salieri hinted that these works were either purposely destroyed or had been lost, with the exception of a few works for the church. Among these sacred works there survives a Mass in C major written without a "Gloria" and in the antique a cappella style and dated 2 August 1767.

A complete opera composed in 1769 La vestale has been lost. Beginning in 1766 Gassmann introduced Salieri to the daily chamber music performances held during Emperor Joseph II's evening meal. Salieri impressed the Emperor, Gassmann was instructed to bring his pupil as as he wished; this was the beginning of a relationship between monarch and musician that lasted until Joseph's death in 1790. Salieri met Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi, better known as Metastasio, Christoph Willibald Gluck during this period at the Sunday morning salons held at the home of the Martinez family. Metastasio participated in the weekly gatherings. Over the next several years Metastasi

Pac-12 Conference

The Pac-12 Conference is a collegiate athletic conference that operates in the Western United States, participating in 24 sports at the NCAA Division I level. Its football teams compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the higher of two tiers of NCAA Division I football competition; the conference's 12 members are located in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. They include each state's flagship public university, four additional public universities, two private research universities; the modern Pac-12 conference formed after the disbanding of the Pacific Coast Conference, whose principal members founded the Athletic Association of Western Universities in 1959. The conference went by the names Big Five, Big Six, Pacific-8, Pacific-10; the Pac-12 moniker was adopted in 2011 with the addition of Utah. Nicknamed the "Conference of Champions", the Pac-12 has won more NCAA national championships in team sports than any other conference in history; the top three schools with the most NCAA team championships are members of the Pac-12: Stanford, UCLA, USC, respectively.

Washington's national title in women's rowing in 2017 was the 500th NCAA championship won by a Pac-12 school. The current commissioner of the conference is Larry Scott. Scott replaced Thomas C. Hansen, who retired in July 2009 after 26 years in that position. Prior to joining the Pac-10, Scott was CEO of the Women's Tennis Association; the Pac-12 has twelve full member institutions. Football is the only sport where the conference is split into two divisions, the North Division and the South Division; the Pac-12's members are spread evenly between 3 regions, with 4 schools each in California, the Pacific Northwest, the Four Corners region. Endowment figures from the University of California Endowment Report. † Total University of Colorado System Endowment The Pac-12 has three affiliate member institutions in California and one in Arkansas. Note Cal State Bakersfield announced it would become a men's soccer affiliate starting in 2013, but never went through with those plans, accepting an invitation to become an all-sports member of the Western Athletic Conference, which sponsors men's soccer in 2013.

The school will maintain its Pac-12 affiliation in wrestling. No school has left the Pac-12 since its founding as the AAWU in 1959. Two members of the PCC were not invited to join its successors. Nine of the twelve member schools are members of the Association of American Universities as of 2019, including all four California-based schools; the only FBS conference with more AAU members is the Big Ten with 13 out of 14 member institutions having AAU membership. University of Arizona University of California, Berkeley University of California, Los Angeles University of Colorado Boulder University of Oregon University of Southern California Stanford University University of Washington University of UtahAdditionally, these member schools are highly ranked nationally and globally by various groups, including the Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Total revenue includes ticket sales and donations, rights and licensing, student fees, school funds and all other sources including TV income, camp income and novelties.

Total expenses includes coach and staff salaries, scholarships and grounds, maintenance and rental fees, team travel and uniforms, conference dues, insurance. The following table is updated to show institutional reporting to the Department of Education as shown on the DOE Equity in Athletics website for the 2013–14 academic year; the national ranking of revenue is based on 2075 institutions reporting to the Department of Education that year. The roots of the Pac-12 Conference go back to December 2, 1915, when the Pacific Coast Conference was founded at a meeting at the Imperial Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Charter members were the University of California, University of Washington, University of Oregon, Oregon Agricultural College; the PCC began play in 1916. One year Washington State College joined the league, followed by Stanford University in 1918. In 1922, the PCC expanded to eight teams with the admission of Idaho. Montana joined the Conference in 1924, in 1928, the PCC grew to 10 members with the addition of UCLA.

For many years, the conference split into two divisions for basketball and baseball – a Southern Division comprising the four California schools and a Northern Division comprising the six schools in the Pacific Northwest. In 1950, Montana departed to join the Mountain States Conference; the PCC continued as a nine-team league through June 1959. Following "pay-for-play" scandals at California, USC, UCLA, Washington, the PCC disbanded in June 1959. Ten months earlier in August 1958, these four schools agreed to form a new conference that would take effect the following summer; when the four schools and Stanford began discussions for a new conference in 1959, retired Admiral Thomas J. Hamilton interceded and suggested the schools consider creating a national "power conference". Nicknamed the "Airplane Conference," the five former PCC schools would have played with other major academically-oriented schools, including Army, Air Force, Notre Dame, Penn State, Syracuse; the effort fell through when a Pentagon official vetoed the idea and the service academies backed o

Yellow Island

Yellow Island, one of the San Juan Islands, is an 11-acre island, located south-west of Orcas Island, north of Shaw Island, near Jones Island State Park, in San Juan County, United States. The island is home to a wide array of flora and fauna, including over 50 species of wildflowers, bald eagles, harbor seals, black oystercatchers, harlequin ducks; the island was purchased in 1979 by The Nature Conservancy, is administered as a nature preserve. Before the arrival of Europeans, the island was used by the indigenous population for harvesting plant foods such as the roots of the camas flower. Intentional burning kept the tree population in check, helping to maintain the prairies needed for camas. Lewis and Elizabeth Dodd bought the island in 1947, sold it in 1979 to The Nature Conservancy, who administer it as a nature preserve. U. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Yellow Island Yellow Island: Gem of the San Juan Islands

Taiz┼Ź Mikazuki

Taizo Mikazuki is a Japanese politician and the current governor of Shiga Prefecture, having been elected to the position in July 2014. He served in the House of Representatives in the Diet as a member of the Democratic Party of Japan. A native of Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, Mikazuki joined the West Japan Railway Company in 1994 after graduating from Hitotsubashi University's Faculty of Economics. From 1999 he was the chairman of the "young and women employees" committee of both the West Japan Railway Trade Union and Japan Railway Trade Unions Confederation. In 2002 he resigned from JR West to study at the Matsushita Institute of Management. Mikazuki entered the House of Representatives as a member of the Democratic Party of Japan after winning the Shiga No.3 District in the 2003 general election. At the 2005 general election he survived the "hurricane" victory by Junichiro Koizumi's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, retaining his seat by a margin of 266 votes over LDP candidate Osamu Uno. At the August 2009 election a landslide victory by the Democratic Party brought the party to power under Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.

Mikazuki retained his seat, this time receiving 60.8% of the vote and defeating Uno by more than 49,000 votes. Mikazuki was made a Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Tourism in Hatoyama's cabinet and was promoted to Senior Vice-Minister when Naoto Kan became Prime Minister in June 2010, he lost his position in the cabinet in a September 2010 shuffle and was instead appointed deputy chairman of the party's national policy committee. At the 2012 general election that returned the conservative Liberal Democratic Party to power, Mikazuki lost his district seat to LDP candidate Nobuhide Takamura but remained in the House by winning one of the Kinki Proportional Representation Block seats, he resigned from the Diet in May 2014 to contest the Shiga gubernatorial election in July. He was replaced in the Diet by DPJ member Tatsuo Kawabata, who had lost his Shiga No.4 District seat in the 2012 election but failed to secure a proportional block seat. Mikazuki won the Shiga gubernatorial election in July 2014 with 46.3% of the vote, defeating the second-placed Takashi Koyari by 13,000 votes.

政治家情報 〜馬渡 龍治〜. ザ・選挙. JANJAN. Archived from the original on 2007-10-24. Retrieved 2007-10-14. Official website in Japanese

Radiodiscus iheringi

Radiodiscus iheringi is a species of small air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Charopidae. This species was discovered and described by César Marie Félix Ancey as Stephanoda iheringi in 1899. Fonseca and Thomé recombined it to Radiodiscus iheringi while they accidentally synonymized it with a newly created name Radiodiscus bolachaensis. Saldago and Coelho clarified the situation: Endodonta iheringi Thiele, 1927 is a synonym for Radiodiscus bolachaensis Fonseca & Thomé, 1995; this species is found in Argentina and Uruguay. The type locality is Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

The Insensitive Princess

The Insensitive Princess is a 1983 French animated television series written and directed by Michel Ocelot. The animation is a combination of cel and cutout animation while the elaborate architectural style of the production design has been said to be reminiscent, through visual association, of Charles Perrault and Jean de La Fontaine's fairy tales, it won first prize in its category at the 3rd Bourg-en-Bresse Animation Festival for Youth and the audience prize at the 6th Odense Film Festival. Le Prince dompteur Le Prince jardinier Le Prince à transformations Le Prince météorologue Le Prince sourcier Le Prince volant Le Prince sous-marin Le Prince peintre Le Prince décorateur Le Prince magicien Le Prince qui fait semblant Le Prince artificier Le Prince écolier Extract from the first episode Translation of the theme song