August Bournonville

August Bournonville was a Danish ballet master and choreographer. He was the son of Antoine Bournonville, a dancer and choreographer trained under the French choreographer, Jean Georges Noverre, the nephew of Julie Alix de la Fay, née Bournonville, of the Royal Swedish Ballet. Bournonville was born in Copenhagen, where his father had settled, he trained with his father Antoine Bournonville as well he studied under the Italian choreographer Vincenzo Galeotti at the Royal Danish Ballet, in Paris, under French dancer Auguste Vestris. He initiated a unique style in ballet known as the Bournonville School. Following studies in Paris as a young man, Bournonville became solo dancer at the Royal Ballet in Copenhagen. From 1830 to 1848 he was choreographer for the Royal Danish Ballet, for which he created more than 50 ballets admired for their exuberance and beauty, he created a style which, although influenced from the Paris ballet, is his own. As a choreographer, he created a number of ballets with varied settings that range from Denmark to Italy, Russia to South America.

A limited number of these works have survived. Bournonville's work became known outside Denmark only after World War II. Since 1950, The Royal Ballet has several times made prolonged tours abroad, not the least to the United States, where they have performed his ballets. Bournonville's best-known ballets are La Sylphide, Napoli, Le Conservatoire, The Kermesse in Bruges and A Folk Tale. Born in Copenhagen 21 August 1805, Bournonville was the son of the French ballet master Antoine Bournonville, who had settled in Denmark, Lovisa Sundberg, a Swede. At the age of eight, he entered the Royal Ballet School at the Court Theatre in Christiansborg Palace under the tutelage of his father and Vincenzo Galeotti, ballet master and principal choreographer of the Royal Danish Ballet from 1775 to 1816. On 2 October 1813, Bournonville made his first stage appearance in a small part as the son of a Viking king in Galeotti's Lagertha, the first ballet on a Nordic theme. Less than a year he received his first personal applause for dancing a Hungarian solo at the Court Theatre.

In addition to dance, Bournonville was a voracious reader, learned French at home, played the violin, sang in a boy soprano voice, studied declamation with the actors Michael Rosing and Frydensdahl. His many talents were brought together on the Queen's birthday, 29 October 1817, when as a twelve-year-old he played the role of Adonia to royal acclaim in a music-drama, Solomon's Judgment and sang a romance, "The Mother with Her Drooping Wings". Bournonville had five siblings, he was the only one in out of the children. He married Helena Fredrika Håkansson on 23 June 1830, they had seven children, including Charlotte who became actress. Both sons died as toddlers. In 1820, Antoine Bournonville received a grant from his sovereign to study ballet in Paris. Bournonville accompanied his father to Paris, although he studied with his father during the Paris sojourn, he was exposed to the latest trends in ballet and watched the illustrious teachers and Vestris in action. Upon returning to Denmark, Bournonville became a member of the Royal Theatre, dancing in repertory, less interesting to him after his exposure to Paris ballet.

In the spring of 1824, Bournonville returned to Paris for final studies and examination preparations at the Paris Opera. The expected fifteen-month sojourn would stretch to five years, during which time Danish ballet would approach near-disastrous decline. In Paris, Bournonville met his father's old friend, Louis Nivelon, who provided him with friendship and entree into society. Bournonville hoped the master Gardel would accept him but Gardel's studio was no longer in existence and he was directed to Auguste Vestris for training in his weakest areas — "balance and arms." Vestris accepted Bournonville. Bournonville wrote his father: Bournonville danced from 1820 to 1828 with the noted dancer Marie Taglioni and the Paris Opera Ballet. Bournonville stopped teaching adult classes in the spring of 1877. On returning from church on 30 November 1879, he was taken to a hospital. Bournonville was interred near Asminderød Church near Fredensborg. Bournonville's work remains an important link with earlier traditions.

He resisted many of the excesses of the romantic era ballets in his work. He is noted for his egalitarian choreography, which gave equal emphasis to both male and female roles, at a time when European ballet emphasized the ballerina. Many of his contemporaries explored the extremes of human emotion, while Bournonville, using enthusiastic footwork and fluid phrases in his work, portrayed a more balanced human nature. List of ballets by August Bournonville Royal Danish Ballet school

Alex Galchenyuk

Alexander Alexandrovich Galchenyuk is a Belarusian-American professional ice hockey player for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League. After two years playing in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sarnia Sting, he was drafted third overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Of Russian and Belarusian descent, Galchenyuk has represented the United States internationally, including at the IIHF World U20 Championship and the Ice Hockey World Championships, winning gold and bronze medals, respectively. Galchenyuk played his final year of minor hockey with the U16 Chicago Young Americans and became a star player, tallying 44 goals and 43 assists, leading coach Bruno Bragagnolo to refer to winning a lottery ticket as "the odds of having another kid like Alex play for you", his performance led to him being drafted number one in the 2010 OHL Priority Selection Draft by the Sarnia Sting. Galchenyuk was selected 25th overall in the 2011 KHL Junior Draft by Atlant Moscow Oblast, which caused his father, Alexander Galchenyuk, to express his displeasure in Alex not being drafted in the first round by the KHL's Belarusian team, Dinamo Minsk.

In his first season with the Sting, Galchenyuk recorded 31 goals and 52 assists for 83 total points, which led to him being selected to the OHL 1st All-Rookie team alongside teammate Nail Yakupov. The following year, he missed all but two regular-season games and six playoff games with a knee injury, he was selected third in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens. On July 23, 2012, Galchenyuk signed a entry-level contract with the Canadiens. During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, he played for Sarnia in the OHL, where he served as captain of the team during his final season for the Sting and where he dominated by recording 27 goals and 34 assists in 33 games. Galchenyuk made the Canadiens roster for the 2012–13 season opener, a 2–1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 19, 2013, he was the youngest player to play a full season with the Canadiens since 1984. He scored his first NHL goal on January 22, 2013, against Scott Clemmensen of the Florida Panthers, tipping-in a shot from Brandon Prust.

Galchenyuk finished the season playing in all 48 games with 9 goals, 18 assists for 27 points and a plus-minus rating of +14, playing on the left wing of the third line. He finished in the top ten in all three offensive categories among rookies, was sixth overall in rookie points scoring, helping propel a resurgent Canadiens team to the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. During the 2013–14 season, Galchenyuk missed six weeks due to a broken hand. He'd finish the season with 31 points in 65 games. Galchenyuk scored his first career hat-trick on December 2014, against the Carolina Hurricanes; the 2014–15 season marked Galchenyuk's first 20-goal campaign, as he tallied that amount in 80 games. On July 30, 2015, Galchenyuk signed a two-year, $5.6 million contract extension with the Canadiens. The following season, Galchenyuk tied captain Max Pacioretty with 30 goals to lead the team. Galchenyuk finished second in team scoring with 56 points. On July 5, 2017, Galchenyuk signed a three-year, $14.7 million contract extension with the Canadiens.

In the following 2017–18 campaign, Galchenyuk produced 51 points in his sixth season with the Canadiens. On June 15, 2018, Galchenyuk was traded by the Canadiens to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Max Domi. In his first and only season as a member of the Coyotes, Galchenyuk played in 72 games, with 19 goals and 22 assists. On June 29, 2019, Galchenyuk was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins along with Pierre-Olivier Joseph in exchange for Phil Kessel, Dane Birks, a fourth-round pick in 2021, he suffered a lower-body injury early in the 2019–20 season and was placed on injured reserve on October 9, 2019. Galchenyuk returned to make 45 appearances with the Penguins, struggling to match his previous career offensive output in recording 5 goals and 17 points. On February 10, 2020, prospect Calen Addison, Pittsburgh's first round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft were traded to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Jason Zucker. Galchenyuk was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to former Soviet and Belarusian hockey player Alexander Galchenyuk and a Belarusian mother.

He has Anna. Galchenyuk's father was a member of the International Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals at the time of his birth; the family moved to Europe when Galchenyuk was four, following his father's hockey career in Germany and Russia. They settled in Russia, where the younger Galchenyuk began his hockey career before moving back to North America when he was 15, first to Chicago, to Sarnia, where Alex Galchenyuk, Sr. coaches. Galchenyuk speaks three languages: Russian and English. Biographical information and career statistics from, or, or, or The Internet Hockey Database

BOC Kenya Limited

BOC Kenya Limited BOC Kenya, is a manufacturing company in Kenya. The company markets industrial and medical gases; the company headquarters are located on Kitui Road, in the Industrial Area of Nairobi, Kenya's capital and largest city. The coordinates of the company headquarters are: 1°18'18.0"S, 36°51'02.0"E. BOCKL is a subsidiary of the Linde Group, an international manufacturing and engineering conglomerate founded in Germany in 1879, with subsidiaries in over 100 countries; the company is involved in the production and sale of industrial and medical gases, welding products, power tools and medical equipment. In December 2005, BOC Kenya Limited attempted to take over the shareholding in Carbacid Investments, with the aim of making it a wholly owned subsidiary. However, BOC Kenya did not receive the 80 percent acceptance threshold from Carbacid shareholders, managing only 71 percent; this led to a dispute between the Capital Markets Authority. Both the BOC Kenya and Carbacid stocks remained suspended from trading on the NSE from 2005 until 2009 when the hostile takeover offer had lapsed.

BOCKL maintains the following registered subsidiaries: BOC Tanzania Limited – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania BOC Uganda Limited – Kampala, Uganda Kivuli Limited – Mombasa, Kenya East African Oxygen Limited – Dormant The shares of BOC Kenya Limited are listed on the NSE, where they trade under the symbol BOC. The shareholding in the stock of the company are illustrated in the table below: BOC Holdings is a wholly owned subsidiary of Linde Group. Nairobi Securities Exchange Economy of Kenya Website of BOC Kenya Limited BOC Kenya, CFC Stanbic chief executives quit