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Axe historique

The Axe historique is a line of monuments and thoroughfares that extends from the centre of Paris, France, to the west. It is known as the Voie Triomphale; the Axe Historique began with the creation of the Champs-Élysées, designed in the 17th century to create a vista to the west, extending the central axis of the gardens to the royal Palace of the Tuileries. Today the Tuileries Gardens remain, preserving their wide central pathway, though the palace was burned down during the Paris Commune, 1871. Between the Tuileries gardens and the Champs Élysées extension a jumble of buildings remained on the site of Place de la Concorde until early in the reign of Louis XV, for whom the square was at first named; the garden axis could open through a grand gateway into the new royal square. To the east, the Tuileries Palace faced the Place du Carrousel. There, by order of Napoleon, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel was centered on the palace. Long-standing plans to link the entrance court of the "Vieux Louvre", as the disused palace was called, with the court of the Tuileries, by sweeping away the intervening buildings came to fruition in the early 19th century.

The older axis extending from the courtyard of the Louvre is skewed to the rest of what has become the Axe historique, but the Arc du Carrousel, at the fulcrum between the two, serves to disguise the discontinuity. To the west, the completion of the Arc de Triomphe in 1836 on the Place de l'Étoile at the western end of the Champs-Élysées formed the far point of this line of perspective, which now starts at the equestrian statue of Louis XIV placed by I. M. Pei adjacent to his Pyramide du Louvre in the Cour Napoléon of the Musée du Louvre; the axis was extended again westwards along the Avenue de la Grande Armée, past the city boundary of Paris to La Défense. This was a large junction, named for a statue commemorating the defence of Paris in the Franco-Prussian War. In the 1950s, the area around La Défense was marked out to become a new business district, high-rise office buildings were built along the avenue; the axis found itself extended yet again, with ambitious projects for the western extremity of the modern plaza.

It was not until the 1980s, under president François Mitterrand, that a project was initiated, with a modern 20th century version of the Arc de Triomphe. This is the work of Danish architect Johan Otto von Spreckelsen, La Grande Arche de la Fraternité, a monument to humanity and humanitarian ideals rather than militaristic victories, it was inaugurated in 1989. The network of railway lines and road tunnels beneath the elevated plaza of La Défense prevented the pillars supporting the arch from being in line with the axis: it is out of line, bending the axis should it be extended further to the west. From the roof of the Grande Arche, a second axis can be seen: the Tour Montparnasse stands behind the Eiffel Tower; the Seine-Arche project is extending the historical axis to the West through the city of Nanterre, but with a slight curve. Entry on

Canadian Tribute to Human Rights

The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights known as the Human Rights Monument, is a monumental sculpture located at the corner of Lisgar and Elgin streets in Ottawa, Canada. It was designed by Montreal artist and architect Melvin Charney and unveiled by Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, on September 30, 1990; the location of the Monument adjacent to Ottawa City Hall and close to the Parliamentary precinct, combined with its dedication to human rights, has led to it becoming the focus for a wide range of demonstrations by groups including anti-racism and anti-poverty activists, as well as those protesting international human rights issues. Standing over thirty feet high and constructed of red granite and concrete, the Monument's red granite facade bears the text of the first sentence of Article One of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights - Tous les êtres humains naissent libres et egaux en dignité et en droits."

The words "Equality," "Dignity," and "Rights" - in English and French – are etched on granite plaques and carried by anthropomorphic figures behind the façade. They appear on granite plaques within the Monument, known as the House of Canada, in 73 Indigenous languages found in Canada. Drawing on the inspiration of the solidarity trade union struggles in Poland in the 1980s, a group of Canadians joined together on December 10, 1983 - International Human Rights Day - to create a permanent artistic symbol of historic and ongoing struggles for fundamental human rights. Seven months the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights Inc. a community-based charitable organization, was formed to oversee the construction. A volunteer-based Board of Directors was soon assisted by a small staff; this group was supported by 36 patrons and nearly 400 local and national groups from all sectors of Canadian society, including Federal and Municipal governments and numerous businesses. The Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton donated the Elgin Street site in 1984, a publicized, two-stage national competition was subsequently launched in 1985 to find someone to design the Monument.

One hundred and twenty-nine artists and architects from across Canada entered the competition. The jury included many eminent Canadians from all regions of the country including representatives from the University of Winnipeg, the University of Ottawa, the University of Waterloo, Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Vancouver School of Art, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. In September 1986 – after having narrowed the competition down to ten finalists – the jury unanimously selected the entry of Melvin Charney. Charney was awarded the $10,000 prize for an impressive sculpture which narrates the struggle for human rights in granite and concrete; the jury noted the dignity and permanence of his design its integration with buildings adjacent to the site, commended Charney for his rich use of symbolism. The design subsequently received the unanimous approval of the council of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton; the site for the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights was dedicated on April 17, 1985 – Equality Day – in the presence of the Honourable Walter McLean, a Progressive Conservative critic, responsible for the Status of Women portfolio and who served as a Member on the Standing Committee on Human Rights and the Status of Disabled Persons.

In November 1988, the ground on which the Monument stands was ceremoniously broken by two young people: Cheryl Tooshkenig and Megan Balciunas. The ceremony was attended by Ottawa Mayor Jim Durrell and Town Cryer Daniel Richer; the Lisgar Collegiate Brass Band and the Red Road Singers added to the spirit of the celebration. The Monument's award-winning artist, Melvin Charney, was present at the event; the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights was created in the belief that public art can make a social statement and play a role in mobilizing citizens to awareness and action. The Monument marks in public space the importance of human rights in our society, based on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Work is essential for social change, but so too are powerful symbols that can transform people's hearts, they point to the changes needed in the world around us. For example, in 1980 as one of its first actions, the newly formed Polish trade union Solidarność erected a commemorative monument in Gdansk which embodies that society's sacrifices and aspirations.

The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights is both a empowering symbol. It suggests a new approach to power – one that emphasizes power based on the recognition of rights and on the empowerment of the individual as well as the community. Human community has its social foundation rooted in the enjoyment of equal rights and freedoms by each citizen, as well as in the protection of specially defined minority rights; the struggle for freedom and equality is as old as human history itself. In Canada today, we reap the benefits of these generations of struggle, enjoying many freedoms not known half a century ago. Nonetheless, there is still significant work to be done; when the monument was unveiled on September 30, 1990, it was the world's first such structure dedicated to the struggle for fundamental rights and freedoms. It symbolizes the commitment of Canadians to live in a society based on justice, human dignity, universal rights; the hope is that this symbol with inspire and remind our leaders, teach our children, sensitize our visitors to the idea that human rights are the cornerstone of human community.

Until the rights of all individuals and groups are respected, none are secure. In recent years, the Monumen

Jenma Natchathiram

Jenma Natchathiram is a 1991 Tamil supernatural horror film and screenplay by Thakkali Srinivasan for Thirai Gangai Films. The film dialogue was written by Ma. Pandarinathan, the story was written by Krishnan, respectively. Music was by Premi-Srini, it stars Baby Vichithra playing titular role, with Pramoth and Vivek playing pivotal roles. The film was unofficial remake of The Omen, 1976 British/American supernatural horror drama film, directed by Richard Donner; the film concerns a young child adopted at birth by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Private Secretary Anthony, unbeknownst to his wife, after their own son is stillborn. They are surrounded by ominous deaths, unaware that the child is the Antichrist. In Coimbatore, collector Anthony is in a hospital where his wife Jenny Anthony gives birth to a boy, who he told died moments after being born. Anthony is convinced by the hospital chaplain head doctor Philips to secretly adopt an orphan whose mother died at the same time. Anthony does not reveal to his wife that the child is not theirs.

They name the child as Xavier. Soon after, Anthony is appointed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's private secretary; when Xavier reaches the age of five, Anthony is transferred to Madras. Mysterious events plague the Anthonys: large black dogs congregate near the Anthony home. Father Morphine a Catholic Priest tries to warn the Anthonys about Xavier's mysterious origins, hinting that Xavier may not be human; the priest tells Anthony that Jenny is pregnant and that Xavier will prevent her from having the child. Afterward, Father Morphine is impaled and killed by a lightning rod thrown from the roof of a church during a sudden storm. Upon returning home, Jenny wants an abortion. Learning of Father Morphine's death, photographer Swaminathan investigating Damien, he notices shadows in photographs of the Nanny and of Father Morphine that seem to presage their bizarre deaths. Photos of Swaminathan show these shadows, Swami shows Anthony the photos and tells him he believes that Damien is a threat and that he wants to help Anthony.

While Anthony is away, Xavier knocks Jenny over an upstairs railing to the floor below, causing her to miscarry. Swami and Anthony travel to Coimbatore to investigate Xavier's birth. A fire destroyed the maternity and nursery wards five years earlier. Most of the staff on duty died in the fire. Anthony and Swami trace Dr. Philips to a Church abbey in Coimbatore, where he is recuperating from his injuries. Stricken mute, blind in his right eye and paralyzed in his right arm, Philips writes the name of an ancient Cemetery in Athivetti, whers Xavier's biological mother is buried. Anthony and Swami find a jackal carcass in the grave and in the child's grave next to it, the child's skeleton with a shattered skull; these are Xavier's unnatural "mother" and the remains of the Anthony's own child, murdered at birth so that Xavier could take his place. Swami reiterates Father Morphine's belief that Xavier is the Antichrist, whose coming is being supported by a conspiracy of Satanists. A pack of wild dogs, similar to ones seen near the Anthony's mansion, drive Anthony and Swami out of the cemetery.

Back in Madras, Mrs. Elizabeth persuades a nurse to allow her access to Jenny, sedated and under police protection. Once inside the room, Mrs. Elizabeth pushes Jenny out of the window, causing her to fall onto an Ambulance truck, killing her. Anthony and Swami travel to Pondicherry to find Lawrence, an archaeologist and expert on the Antichrist. Lawrence explains that if Xavier is the Antichrist he will have a birthmark in shape of three sixes, under his hair, if nowhere else. Anthony learns. Appalled by the idea of murdering a child, Anthony discards the daggers, but when Swami tries to retrieve them, he is decapitated by a sheet of window glass sliding off a truck, matching the shadow across his neck, which had presaged his death. Returning home, Anthony examines Xavier for the birthmark. Mrs. Elizabeth attacks him and in the ensuing struggle, Anthony kills her, he loads the daggers in to a car and drives to nearest church. Due to his erratic driving, he is followed by the police, who arrive as he is dragging the screaming child to the altar.

An officer orders him to raise his hands and stand away. Anthony raises the first dagger, the officers fires his gun; the double funeral of Jenny and Anthony is attended by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, who now has custody of a smiling Xavier. Just before The credits roll, வெளி 13:18: அந்த மிருகத்தின் இலக்கத்தை புத்தியுடையவன் கணக்குப் பார்க்க கடவன் அது மனுஷநுடைய இலக்கமாயிருக்கிறது அதினுடைய இலக்கம் 666. Baby Vichithra as Xavier Pramoth as Antony Sindhuja as Jennifer G. Anandharam as Swaminathan Nassar as Father Morphine Vivek as David Prasanna as Doctor Sambath Indradevi as Mrs. Elizabeth, Xavier's Nanny V. Gopalakrishnan as The Head Doctor Philips Lose Mohan as John, as Watchman Sridevi Sundari as Xavier's Nanny Thakkali Srinivasan as Lawrence Art: Selvam Stills: D. Ethiraj Design: S. Anand Publicity: Sunshine Advertising Processing: Gemini Colour Lab Audiography: Selvaraj Re - Recording: Manachanallur Giridharan Stunt: Hayath Trainers: Arumugan and Govindaraj Outdoor: Nathan Outdoor Unit

Ryan's Mystery Playdate

Ryan's Mystery Playdate is an American live-action preschool television series created and produced by the company PocketWatch, Inc. The series is based on the Ryan's World YouTube channel, which signed an advertising deal with PocketWatch in 2017. In the United States, the show's 20 episodes were acquired by Nick Jr. for a premiere date of April 19, 2019. In an attempt by PocketWatch to match the YouTube channel's style, all of the show's dialogue is improvised, the only scripted segments are scene transitions and explanations of the challenges; the series focuses on Ryan, his parents, two animated characters named Gus the Gummy Gator and Combo Panda. Episodes show a selection of unboxing puzzles; the show's first 20 episodes were announced as part of Nickelodeon's 2019 content slate on February 14, 2019. On April 24, 2019, the series was renewed for a second season of 20 episodes, bringing a total of 40 episodes for the series. On February 24, 2020, the series was renewed for a third season of 20 episodes, bringing a total of 60 episodes for the series.

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Millennium (season 3)

The third season of the serial crime-thriller television series Millennium commenced airing in the United States on October 2, 1998, concluded on May 21, 1999 after airing twenty-two episodes. It tells the story of retired FBI Agent Frank Black. Black had worked for a private investigative organization, the Millennium Group, but left after the Group unleashed a virus that resulted in the death of Black's wife. Now working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation with agent Emma Hollis, Black seeks to discredit and expose the Group for their sinister motives; the season saw the introduction of a new lead character in Hollis. Scott faced difficulty in securing the role, as Fox executives had desired a white actress for the part instead; the season brought in two new executive producers—Michael Duggan and Chip Johannessen, who had written episodes in earlier seasons. Episodes from the third season have seen positive reviews from critics, as has the season as a whole. Stars Henriksen and Brittany Tiplady were nominated for several acting awards for their work on the season—a Golden Globe Award nod for Henriksen and two Young Artist Award nominations for Tiplady.

In addition, series cinematographer Robert McLachlan was nominated for two American Society of Cinematographers awards during the season. None of these nominations proved successful; when ending the second season, the producers and crew thought. However, to their surprise Millennium was renewed for a third season. Many of the cliffhanger plot threads from the season finale were written off as the hallucinations of Frank Black; when creating the third season, the writers wanted to go back to the standalone storytelling format used in the first season. This led to the introduction of Klea Scott as Emma Hollis; the producers were looking for a white actress to play the part. Scott's agent campaigned for her and guaranteed the series' producers that if she was not considered for the role, he would never send another actor to the casting director of the show. Scott won the role, but producer Chip Johannessen recalled that "she wasn't what the network were looking, they wanted Heather Locklear or something to come.

That was kind of how that went down." Fox backed down, Scott got the role. The season saw the introduction of Michael Duggan as executive producers; the pair worked with series creator Chris Carter, who acknowledged that they had taken heed of past criticism of the series when writing new episodes, wanting to avoid the previous "serial-killer-of-the-week" moniker the show had earned. To this end, the season ended with a seven-episode story arc intended to reduce the series' conflicts down to struggle between two men, rather than larger factions or groups—Black representing the viewer's point of view and Peter Watts representing the ideals of the Millennium Group, with both convinced their beliefs are the correct ones and wanting to bring the other to their side; the season did not attract enough viewers, the series was cancelled by the network. Lance Henriksen as Frank Black Klea Scott as Emma Hollis Brittany Tiplady as Jordan Black Terry O'Quinn as Peter Watts Peter Outerbridge as Barry Baldwin Stephen E. Miller as Andy McClaren The third season earned several awards and nominations for those associated with the series.

Henriksen was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Drama, losing out to Dylan McDermott's portrayal of Bobby Donnell in The Practice. Tiplady was nominated twice for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Comedy/Drama – Supporting Young Actress Age Ten or Under. Cinematographer Robert McLachlan was twice nominated for the American Society of Cinematographers award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Regular Series, in 1999 for "Skull and Bones", in 2000 for "Matryoshka". Both times McLachlan lost the award to Bill Roe, for The X-Files' "Drive" in 1999, "Agua Mala" in 2000. Writing for Slant magazine, Keith Uhlich gave the season an overall rating of four stars out of five. Uhlich described the season as "a divisive run of episodes that, for many viewers, blasphemously rewrites what came before", but favourably compared it to the fiction works of Jorge Luis Borges. Uhlich felt that the episodes in the season were "challenging" and celebrated the abilities of the individual to forge a life for themselves.

DVD Talk's Randy Miller awarded the season an overall four out of five stars, finding that although its concern about the then-coming millennium made it much a product of its time, it did not seem to have suffered from this and held up well in retrospect. Miller considered Henriksen's portrayal of Frank Black to have been "masterful". Robert Shearman and Lars Pearson, in their book Wanting to Believe: A Critical Guide to The X-Files, Millennium & The Lone Gunmen, rated several episodes across the season awarding five stars out of five to "Borrowed Time", "Collateral Damage", "Darwin's Eye" and the series finale "Goodbye to All That". However, several episodes fared poorly in their opinion, including "Closure", "... Thirteen Years Later" and "Forcing the End", all of which the pair rated only one star out of fiv


Seghill is a small village located on the Northumberland border, the county boundary between Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. Seghill is situated between the villages of Seaton Delaval and Annitsford, about 8 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne. Seghill is part of the Seghill with Seaton Delaval ward. Margaret Richards is the sitting County councillor. There are three parish councillors which represent the ward, Simon Heartland, Daniel Nesbitt, Stephen Stanners. Seghill used to be a busy pit village within the Northumberland Coalfield. Seghill Colliery was closed during the so-called Robens era, on 28 September 1962; the folk song "Blackleg Miner" originates from the area and contains the lyric: Divint gang near the Seghill mine Across the way, they stretch a line To catch the throat and break the spine Of the dirty blackleg miner. The song was written during the 1844 lockout of coal miners. Many of the striking miners were evicted from their homes in Seghill during this dispute. Thomas Burt wrote of the situation: the magnitude of the evictions, extending over nearly the whole of the mining districts of Northumberland and Durham, made it impossible to find house accommodation for a twentieth part of the evicted.

Scores of the Seghill families camped out by the roadside between the Avenue Head. Seghill served by a railway station but it was closed in November 1964 along with the rest of the passenger services on the Blyth & Tyne route north of Backworth, it still has a level crossing. There are two schools in Seghill: Seghill First School is a small first school which covers Reception to Year 4 and is run by Northumberland County Council. There is Atkinson House EBD School. On Seghill Welfare Field Seghill Rugby and Football Club practice on Saturday and Sunday mornings; the Annual Gala and Fair is held on the Welfare Field. It is a chance for the whole village to enjoy an otherwise normal day, it gives younger children of the village the chance to ride on floats, compete in races and fancy dress competitions and of course enjoy the amusements and attractions, provided by the Seghill Treats Committee. In the summer months, when the nights are light, AFC Seghill can be found training on the welfare field.

AFC SeghillFormed in 2007, AFC Seghill play in the Community Champions League. The league consists of teams from North of the Tyne and games take place on a Sunday afternoon. Managed and Captained by Ian Clark, Seghill had a good first season finishing 3rd in the league, just one place below a playoff position. On 6 April 2008 Seghill played in the NK Cup Final against Sports For Youth in sub zero conditions. Despite losing 2 players to the cold in the 2nd half Seghill came from behind twice to win the game 3-2 and claim their first piece of silverware in their rookie season. Despite starting their second season with an unbeaten run that stretched beyond Christmas and building up a double figure lead over their nearest rivals, Seghill were undone by the weather. Due to the large number of postponed fixtures throughout the season Seghill were left to play out the last few weeks with 3 or more games per week; this led to problems with squad members securing time off work and with just a couple of games left Seghill were pipped at the post to finish 2nd in the league.

Despite it being a better showing than the previous season there was widespread disappointment that the season had ended without any silverware. 1st Seghill ScoutsNext to the Welfare Field there is a small scout hut where 1st Seghill Scouts meet on a Monday Night. There are three main streets in Seghill. Main Street has the Netherfield Surgery, local Spar shop, a small newsagents, Seghill Methodist Church, several take-away shops, a barbers and hairdressers. On Front Street there are Seghill Comrades Club. On Barrass Ave there is the Seghill Social Club; the Blake Arms is the community public house is situated in the streets of Blaketown and serves delicious food daily. Seghill Online - Seghill Community Website Durham Mining Museum Website- Seghill Pit Map of Seghill in 1864 Seghill First School-Not Updated since 2004 Seghill Rugby Football Club No To Landfill Campaign AFC Seghill Official Site