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Bewitched

Bewitched is an American television sitcom fantasy series broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from September 17, 1964, to March 25, 1972. It is about a witch who marries an ordinary mortal man, vows to lead the life of a typical suburban housewife; the show enjoyed great popularity, finishing as the number two-rated show in America during its debut season, staying in the top ten for its first three seasons, just missing this mark with an eleventh-place ranking for both seasons four and five. The show continues to be seen on recorded media. Bewitched was created by Sol Saks under executive director Harry Ackerman, starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens. Dick Sargent replaced an ailing York for the final three seasons. In 1966, Sandra Gould took over the part of Gladys Kravitz. Annual semi-regulars included Maurice Evans as Samantha's father. In 2002, Bewitched was ranked #50 on "TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time". In 1997, the same magazine ranked the season 2 episode "Divided He Falls" #48 on their list of the "100 Greatest Episodes of All Time".

A beautiful witch named Samantha marries a mortal named Darrin Stephens. While Samantha complies with Darrin's wishes to become a normal suburban housewife, her magical family disapproves of the mixed marriage and interferes in the couple's lives. Episodes begin with Darrin becoming the victim of a spell, the effects of which wreak havoc with mortals such as his boss, clients and neighbors. By the epilogue, however and Samantha most embrace, having overcome the devious elements that failed to separate them; the witches and their male counterparts, are long-lived. To keep their society secret, witches avoid showing their powers in front of mortals other than Darrin; the effects of their spells – and Samantha's attempts to hide their supernatural origin from mortals – drive the plot of most episodes. Witches and warlocks use physical gestures along with their incantations. To perform magic, Samantha twitches her nose to create a spell. Special visual effects are accompanied by music to highlight such an action.

The main setting for most episodes is the Stephens' house at 1164 Morning Glory Circle, in an upper-middle-class suburban neighborhood, either in Westport, Connecticut or Patterson, New York as indicated by conflicting information presented throughout the series. Many scenes take place at the fictional Madison Avenue advertising agency McMann and Tate, where Darrin works. Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens Dick York, Dick Sargent as Darrin Stephens Agnes Moorehead as Endora David White as Larry TateDuring its run, the series had a number of major cast changes because of illness or death of the actors. In particular, the performer playing Darrin was replaced after the fifth season, during which he missed several episodes. According to Harpie's Bizarre, creator Sol Saks' inspirations for this series in which many similarities can be seen were the film I Married a Witch developed from Thorne Smith's unfinished novel The Passionate Witch, the John Van Druten Broadway play Bell and Candle, adapted into the 1958 film Bell and Candle.

In I Married a Witch, Wallace Wooley is a descendant of people who executed witches at the Salem witch trials. As revenge, a witch prepares a love potion for him, she ends up falling for her enemy. Her father is against this union. In the film of Bell and Candle, modern witch Gillian Holroyd uses a love spell on Shep Henderson to have a simple fling with him but genuinely falls for the man. Both films were properties of Columbia Pictures, which owned Screen Gems, the company that produced Bewitched. Sol Saks, who received credit as the creator of the show, wrote the pilot of Bewitched though he was not involved with the show after the pilot. Creator Saks, executive producer Harry Ackerman, director William Asher started rehearsals for the pilot on November 22, 1963. Asher felt affected by the event as he knew Kennedy, but the show had to go on. The pilot concerned "the occult destabilization of the conformist life of an upwardly mobile advertising man". For that first episode, "I Darrin, Take This Witch, Samantha", Academy Award-winning actor José Ferrer served as the narrator.

First season producer and head writer Danny Arnold set the initial style and tone of the series, helped develop supporting characters such as Larry Tat

Federico Macheda

Federico Macheda is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Greek Superleague club Panathinaikos. Born in Rome, Macheda began his career with local club Lazio, but joined Manchester United when he turned 16 in 2007, he turned professional in 2008, before scoring on his first-team debut in April 2009. Macheda spent the next couple of years on the fringe of the United first-team, before twice going out on loan – first to Sampdoria in his native Italy in 2011, to Queens Park Rangers in 2012, the latter of, curtailed by injury, he spent further spells at VfB Stuttgart, Doncaster Rovers and Birmingham City. Having failed to break into the Manchester United first team, Macheda was released at the end of his contract in June 2014, leaving him free to sign for Cardiff City, he spent two years there before being released having a short loan at Nottingham Forest, spent 18 months with Novara of Serie B. Macheda is a former Italian youth international, having made appearances for the national under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 teams.

When he made his under-21 debut in August 2009 in a friendly against Russia, he was the youngest player to do so at the age of 17 years, 355 days. He scored his first goals for the team just over a year in a match against Turkey. Macheda was born in Lazio, he began his football career with Lazio's youth team after being spotted at the local Atletico Prenestino club in Rome. However, due to Italian football regulations preventing under-18s from signing professional contracts, he was not permanently tied to the club, shortly after his 16th birthday, he was signed by Manchester United of England, where regulations permit the signing of players aged 16 and over. Following his family's relocation to England, he joined the club as a trainee on 16 September 2007. Macheda went straight into the Manchester United Under-18 side, scored the only goal of the game on his debut, a 1–0 away win over Barnsley on 15 September 2007. In his first season with the club, he finished as the Under-18s' top scorer with a total of 12 goals in 21 appearances, made his debut for the reserves on 26 February 2008, when he came on as a 68th-minute substitute for Gerard Piqué in a 2–0 away defeat to Liverpool.

On 12 May 2008, Macheda earned a Manchester Senior Cup winners' medal when he was named as an unused substitute for the 2–0 win over Bolton Wanderers in the final. Macheda signed his first professional contract with Manchester United on his 17th birthday in August 2008. In the 2008–09 season, he continued in the under-18 side, while making a few appearances for the reserves. Towards the end of the season, Macheda enjoyed an extended run in the reserve team, scoring eight goals in eight games, including a hat-trick in a 3–3 draw with Newcastle United on 30 March 2009, he was rewarded by being selected for the first team for the match against Aston Villa on 5 April 2009. With United 2–1 down heading into the final third of the game, manager Alex Ferguson substituted Macheda in for Nani just after the hour mark. After Cristiano Ronaldo equalised for United in the 80th minute, Macheda won the match with a turn to evade his marker followed by a curling effort from just inside the penalty area in the third minute of injury time.

Macheda was named on the bench for United's next two games – first against Porto in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, against Sunderland in the league – making his second appearance for the club in the latter game. Just 46 seconds after taking to the field in place of Dimitar Berbatov, Macheda had the ball in the back of the net for the second time in his United career, deflecting a Michael Carrick shot past Craig Gordon in the Sunderland goal. With Alex Ferguson opting to rest his big-name players for the FA Cup semi-final against Everton on 19 April 2009, Macheda was handed his first start in a Manchester United shirt. However, for the first time in his United career, Macheda failed to score and was substituted for Dimitar Berbatov at the start of extra time, he started his first Premier League game in a 2–0 win over Middlesbrough on 2 May 2009. At the end of his first season in the Manchester United first team, Macheda was named as the Jimmy Murphy Academy Player of the Year in recognition of his performances in the under-18s, the reserves and the first team.

Macheda's 2009–10 season began with appearances in the third and fourth rounds of the League Cup, against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Barnsley respectively. He made his Champions League debut against CSKA Moscow on 3 November, followed by another appearance in the 1–0 defeat to Beşiktaş on 25 November, in which he forced a save from the goalkeeper in the last minute, he came on as a substitute for Dimitar Berbatov in the League Cup fifth round on 1 December, before signing a four-year contract the next day that would tie him to the club until June 2014. Towards the end of the year, Macheda suffered an injury that kept him out until 21 January, when he returned for a reserve match against Sunderland. However, he picked up another injury soon after, meaning that he missed out on the win over Aston Villa in the League Cup Final, he made his first Premier League appearance of the season in the 4–0 win over Bolton on 27 March, replacing Ryan Giggs in the 84th minute. With Wayne Rooney suffering ankle ligament damage against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Macheda was named on the bench for United's top-of-the-table clash at home to Chelsea on 3 April.

With United 1–0 down, Macheda came on for Paul Scholes in the 72nd minute.

Green Building Council of Australia

The Green Building Council of Australia, established in 2002, is a not-for-profit industry association that promotes sustainability in the built environment. The GBCA is best known for developing the Green Star rating system for communities; the GBCA was one of eight national councils. The GBCA's member companies comprise developers, local and federal governments, professional services firms, manufacturers and distributors, facility and asset managers, professional societies and contractors; the GBCA's Chief Executive is Davina Rooney and Chair is Rod Fehring from Frasers Property Australia. The Green Building Council of Australia released the first Green Star rating tool for offices in 2003, subsequently released rating tools for office interiors, education and industrial facilities, public buildings, multi-unit residential developments and retail centres. Today, the GBCA operates four Green Star rating tools: Green Star - Design & As Built. Special Green Star rating tools have been developed for buildings that fall outside the scope of Green Star rating tools, including supermarkets and railway stations.

The system assesses and rates buildings and communities against a range of environmental impact categories, aims to encourage leadership in environmentally-sustainable design and construction, showcase innovation in sustainable building practices, consider occupant health and operational cost savings. Green Building Council Green Star World Green Building Council Green Building Council of Australia

Kabelvåg

Kabelvåg is a village in Vågan Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the southern shore of the island of Austvågøya in the Lofoten archipelago. Kabelvåg lies about 5 kilometres to the southwest of the town of Svolvær, the administrative centre of Vågan municipality; the 1.13-square-kilometre village has a population of 1,883 which gives the village a population density of 1,666 inhabitants per square kilometre. The village was founded as "Vågan" in the early 12th century by King Øystein Magnusson, who built a church and a fishermen's hostel there. According to the Heimskringla, there was something resembling a town there several centuries earlier — the first known town in North Norway, known as "Vågar". There are several attractions in Kabelvåg: the Lofoten Museum, Lofoten Aquarium, Espolin Gallery. Vågan Church is located in Kabelvåg; the European route E10 highway runs through the village. The oldest traces of settlement in Kabelvåg are from the late stone age, with possible traces of human activity going as far back as the early stone age.

There are only sparse traces of settlements in the area now known as Kabelvåg during the Iron age. A couple of kilometers west of the present-day center of Kabelvåg, Vágar existed as a city between 1000 and 1400, it was Northern Norway's first city. During the Middle ages the settlement known as Vågan experienced a rise in importance; this happens because of the seasonal fishing, "Lofotfisket", which takes part in an area of the sea known as Hølla, located between modern day Kabelvåg, Svolvær, Skrova. The Lofoten is the spawning grounds for the Northern Atlantic Cod; when spawning season begins, it creates an extreme increase in the activity of the fishing industry. A result of the "Lofotfiske" event, a great need for storage arises, as the fish is processed and cured in large amounts; this led to the salting of fish. Due to the special weather of the Lofoten islands, it is an ideal place to make the product known as tørrfisk. During the Middle Ages, dried fish became a important commodity in the Catholic countries of Southern Europe, the backbone of the local economy.

According to historians, dried cod from Nordland in the 13th century accounted for 80% of all of Norway's exports. Thor Erdahl, a Norwegian painter Stig Johansen, a Norwegian footballer Lofoten Aquarium History from a commercial tourist site

1996–97 Chicago Bulls season

The 1996–97 NBA season was the Bulls' 31st season in the National Basketball Association. The Bulls entered the season as defending NBA champions, having defeated the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1996 NBA Finals in six games, winning their fourth NBA championship. During the offseason, the Bulls signed free agent Robert Parish, who won championships with the Boston Celtics in the 1980s. Regarded as one the greatest teams in NBA history, The Bulls, on the backs of recording another first-place finish in their division and conference, repeated as NBA champions; the Bulls were led by Michael Jordan, perennial All-Star small forward Scottie Pippen, rebound ace Dennis Rodman, with the former two both being selected for the 1997 NBA All-Star Game. Other notable players on the club's roster that year were clutch-specialist Croatian Toni Kukoč, sharp-shooting point guard Steve Kerr; the Bulls got off to a fast start winning their first twelve games, while posting a 42–6 record before the All-Star break.

During the final month of the regular season, the team signed free agent Brian Williams, who played in the final nine games. Though, the Bulls look to make history against the New York Knicks in their final regular season game of the year, Pippen missed a game-winning 3 and they finished with a 69–13 record, just missing out on becoming the first team in NBA history to have back-to-back 70 wins seasons. Jordan led the league in scoring once again averaging 29.6 points per game. In the playoffs, the Bulls would sweep the Washington Bullets in three straight games in the first round. In the semifinals, they defeated the Atlanta Hawks in five games, despite losing Game 2 at the United Center 103–95. In the Eastern Conference Finals, they defeated the Miami Heat in five games to advance to the NBA Finals, where they defeated the Utah Jazz in six games for their fifth title in seven years. Following the season, Parish retired, Williams signed as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons. Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Bullets Last Playoff Meeting: Not available Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks Last Playoff Meeting: 1993 Eastern Conference First Round Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat Last Playoff Meeting: 1996 Eastern Conference First Round Game 1 – June 1, Sunday @Chicago, Chicago 84, Utah 82: Chicago leads series 1-0 Game 2 – June 4, Wednesday @Chicago, Chicago 97, Utah 85: Chicago leads series 2-0 Game 3 – June 6, Friday @Utah, Utah 104, Chicago 93: Chicago leads series 2-1 Game 4 – June 8, Sunday @Utah, Utah 78, Chicago 73: Series tied 2-2 Game 5 – June 11, Wednesday @Utah, Chicago 90, Utah 88: Chicago leads series 3-2 Game 6 – June 13, Friday @Chicago, Chicago 90, Utah 86: Chicago wins series 4-2The Finals were played using a 2-3-2 site format, where the first two and last two games are held at the team with home court advantage's home court.

Sunday, June 1, at the United Center Wednesday, June 4, at the United Center Friday, June 6, at the Delta Center Sunday, June 8, at the Delta Center Wednesday, June 11, at the Delta Center Game 5 referred to as "The Flu Game", was one of Michael Jordan's most memorable. Just 24 hours earlier, on June 10, 1997, Michael Jordan woke up sweating profusely, he hardly had the strength to sit up in bed and was diagnosed with a stomach virus or food poisoning. The Bulls trainers told Jordan; the Jazz had just won two in a row to tie the series, Chicago needed their leader in this critical swing game. Against all odds, Jordan rose from bed at 3:00 p.m. just in time for the 6:00 tip-off at the Delta Center. Jordan was visibly pale as he stepped onto the court for Game Five. At first, he displayed no energy whatsoever, John Stockton, along with reigning MVP Karl Malone led the Jazz to a 16-point lead, but in the second quarter, Jordan started to sink shots despite lacking his usual explosive speed and hardly being able to concentrate.

He scored 17 points in the quarter. Luc Longley and Scottie Pippen did their best to keep the Bulls in the game while Jordan was fatigued again in the third, but Jordan turned it on again, scoring 15 points in the fourth quarter, including a clutch rebound and three-point shot with the game tied and under a minute left that put the Bulls up by three points. Chicago held on for a narrow victory. Jordan finished the game with seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block. Malone suffered from some dreadful shooting. Jordan stayed on the court for 44 minutes, resting for only four minutes while being perpetually at the brink of fainting. With only a few seconds remaining and the game at hand, Jordan collapsed into Scottie Pippen's arms. Game Recap Box Score Friday, June 13, at the United Center Michael Jordan was not recovered from the flu, but was feeling much better and led the Bulls with 39 points. In the third quarter Michael Jordan dunked after a steal; the Bulls trailed by 9 points early in the fourth quarter but went on a 10-0 run to take their first lead since the opening minutes when Steve Kerr hit a 3-pointer, but the Jazz would regain the lead.

In the final minutes, Jordan's fadeaway on the baseline put the Bulls up by 3, before Bryon Russell hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 86-86. The two teams would fail to score on their next possessions. With 28 seconds left after Shandon Anderson missed a reverse layup, the Jazz expected Jordan to take the final shot. Instead, Jordan passed off to Steve Kerr, who hit a shot with 5 seconds left to send the United Center crowd into a frenzy; the Jazz looked for one final shot to stay alive, but S

2013 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men's Curling Championship

The 2013 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men's Curling Championship was held from February 6 to 10 at the Parksville Curling Club in Parksville, British Columbia. The winner of the BC Men's Curling Championship will represent British Columbia at the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier in Edmonton. Sixteen teams will qualify for the provincial tournament through several methods; the qualification process is as follows: The teams are listed as follows: The draw is listed as follows: Wednesday, February 6, 9:00 am Wednesday, February 6, 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 6, 7:30 pm Thursday, February 7, 9:00 am Thursday, February 7, 2:00 pm Thursday, February 7, 7:00 pm Friday, February 8, 9:00 am Friday, February 8, 2:00 pm Friday, February 8, 7:00 pm Saturday, February 9, 11:00 am Saturday, February 9, 11:00 am Saturday, February 9, 7:30 pm Sunday, February 10, 5:00 pm Official website Results from playdowns.com