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Augustus Charles Pugin

Augustus Charles Pugin, born Auguste-Charles Pugin, was an Anglo-French artist, architectural draughtsman, writer on medieval architecture. He was born in Paris the Kingdom of France, but his father was Swiss, Pugin himself was to spend most of his life in England. Pugin left France during the Revolutionary period for unclear reasons about 1798 and entered the Royal Academy Schools in London to improve his skills. Shortly afterwards he obtained a position as an architectural draughtsman with the architect John Nash. After considering and abandoning a career in architecture Pugin married and settled on a career as a commercial artist working for publishers of illustrated books, he was a skilful watercolourist as well as an accomplished draftsman. Pugin produced views of London, jointly creating the illustrations for the Microcosm of London published by Rudolph Ackermann, followed by plates for Ackermann's books about Westminster Abbey and Cambridge universities, Winchester College, he collaborated with other artists, notably Thomas Rowlandson.

His works included illustrations for Specimens of Gothic Architecture, The Royal Pavilion at Brighton, Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain, Specimens of the Architectural Antiquities of Normandy, Illustrations of the Public Buildings of London, Paris and its Environs, Examples of Gothic Architecture. He produced a book of furniture designs called Gothic Furniture, assisted architects with detailing for their gothic designs, he ran a drawing school at his house in Bloomsbury. His students included W. Lake Price, James Pennethorne, Talbot Bury, J. D'Egville, B. Ferrey, the architect Francis T. Dollman, the comedian Charles James Mathews. Pugin, along with J. Morgan designed the Diorama building in Regent's Park in 1823, to house and display the Dioramas of Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, a year after the debut of his Paris original in 1822; these exhibitions in London displayed eight of the Daguerre Dioramas, which were exhibited on tour in Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh. Pugin married Catherine Welby of the Lincolnshire Welby family of Denton and his developing interest in the Gothic was to be magnified in the career of their son Augustus Welby Pugin, an architect, the leading advocate of Gothicism in 19th century England and the designer of the Palace of Westminster, home of the United Kingdom Parliament.

His son sometimes assisted him in some of his publications. Rudolph Ackermann, Microcosm of London, Illustrated by Augustus Charles Thomas Rowlandson. 1904 reprint + Illustrations Works by Augustus Charles Pugin at Open Library Media related to Augustus Charles Pugin at Wikimedia Commons

Santos FC Futebol de mesa

Santos Futebol Clube known as Santos and familiarly as Peixe, is a Brazilian professional table football club, based in Santos, Brazil. Table Football of Santos Football Club was initiated in 1997 by a group of Santos' footballers and company. Today, they have about 20 athletes vying for several state and national competitions. Santos FC is affiliated to the Paulista Football Federation from the foundation of the team in 1997, playing their uninterrupted official championships; these championships, the Club has always held great campaigns. The beginning of this story takes place in the Paulista Championship in 1997, when Santos FC ended the competition in third position. Since the Alvinegro Praiano is present in the main competitions of the sport in Brazil. Another major title was the UEFA Cup Interstate Paiva in 2003 Tacitus, before the CR Vasco da Gama, the first title of the Paulista Championship Teams in 2006. In addition to the championships by teams Table Football is played in the individual category.

In this category, Ricardo Gonçalves Alves was Brazilian champion in 2002 and Masters Series Robby won the Brazil Cup 2007 held in Blumenau. Campeão Brasileiro Individual Masters 2002. Official website

Samre language of Pursat

Samre, is a nearly extinct Pearic language of Thailand and Cambodia. The language is evidently extinct in Cambodia, but a 1998 survey found 20–30 speakers in Nonsi Subdistrict, Bo Rai District, Trat Province and estimated the total number of people able to speak the language to be 200; the phonemic inventory is typical of modern Mon-Khmer languages and, along with the other Pearic languages, shows some phonological influences from the late Middle Khmer of the 17th century. Samre shows influence from Thai in that it has a developing tonal system. Like many other Austroasiatic languages in general, the Pearic languages in particular, Samre vowels may differ in voice quality, a system known as "register", or "phonation". However, the breathy voice versus clear voice distinction is no longer contrastive and is secondary to a word's tone. Samre has 21 consonant phonemes with and occurring as allophones of /ɣ/, they are listed in table form below. The Samre recognize as a sound unique to their language in comparison to Thai and other surrounding indigenous languages.

This voiced velar fricative occurs in free variation with the voiced alveolar approximant, except when following /a/ or /aː/ word-finally, in which case it is pronounced as, the voiced velar approximant. The pronunciation is heard among the older generation who consider it to be the "correct" pronunciation, it can be considered a "harsh" sound and is sometimes used when the speaker wishes to sound "softer" or "soothing". The sound is not heard among younger or less fluent speakers who use or replace the sound with a tapped or trilled /r/ due to influence from Thai. Samre contrasts nine vowel qualities which can be either short or long, yielding a total of 18 vowel phonemes. There are three diphthongs: /iə/, /ɨə/, /uə/; the vowels of Samre are