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Bille August

Bille August RD is a Danish director and cinematographer of film and television. In a career spanning over four decades, he has been the recipient of numerous accolades, making him one of the most acclaimed contemporary Danish filmmakers. August's 1987 film Pelle the Conqueror won Academy Award and Golden Globe, he is one of only eight directors to win the Palme d'Or twice, winning the prestigious award again in 1992 for The Best Intentions, based on the autobiographical script by Ingmar Bergman. His filmography includes The House of the Spirits, Smilla's Sense of Snow, Les Misérables, Night Train to Lisbon, Silent Heart, The Chinese Widow, A Fortunate Man, he is the recipient of five Robert Awards and three Bodil Awards for Best Danish Film. He is a Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog. August was born on November 1948 in Brede, Denmark, he graduated from the Foto- og Dokumentarskolan in Stockholm and from the National Film School of Denmark. He began his career as a cinematographer, made his feature directorial debut in 1978 with In My Life, which won the Bodil Award for Best Danish Film.

On 23 September 2011, Bille August announced that he had opened his studio in Hangzhou and taken a position as Tianpeng Media's Art Director, aiming to produce Chinese films for Tianpeng Media over the next few years. Tianpeng Media is a new media company established in 2010; the company so far has produced two films, The Women Knight of Mirror and The Years of Qi Xiao Fu, which will be released this year. Bille is the first foreign director to be hired by the Chinese film company. August accepted the invitation from the Hangzhou government to serve as a "culture consultant" for the city, his 2013 film Night Train to Lisbon premiered out of competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. He had planned to direct a Gianni Versace biopic with Antonio Banderas as Versace, but this project was cancelled. August has a total of eight children with four different women, he was first married to Annie Munksgård Lauritzen Masja Dessau. Together they screenwriters, he was married to Swedish actress Pernilla August from 1991 to 1997.

Together they had Alba Adéle August. 1997 interview with Bille August about Smilla's Sense of Snow Bille August on IMDb Bille August at the Swedish Film Database Bille August in the Danish Film Database Works by or about Bille August in libraries

2004–05 UEFA Champions League group stage

The 2004–05 UEFA Champions League group stage matches took take place between 14 September and 8 December 2004. The group stage featured teams qualified by their league positions and others who had come through qualifying; the 32 teams were divided into four pots. Pot 1 comprised the previous year's the top seven clubs in the team ranking. Pot 2 contained the following eight clubs in the rankings and for Pots 3 and 4; each group contained one team from each pot. A team's seeding was determined by the UEFA coefficients. Clubs from the same association were paired up to split the matchdays between Wednesday. Clubs with the same pairing letter would play on different days, ensuring that teams from the same city did not play on the same day. During the group stage, each team plays the other three teams in their group twice; the top two teams with the most points or who meet the tie-breaking criteria progress to the first knockout round. The third placed side entered the UEFA Cup in 2005. Based on paragraph 4.05 in the UEFA regulations for the current season, if two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings: higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question.

Times are CET/CEST, as listed by UEFA. With Dynamo Kyiv leading 1–0, the match was abandoned at half-time after referee Anders Frisk was hit by an object thrown from the crowd. UEFA awarded Dynamo Kyiv a 3–0 win and ordered Roma to play their next two European games behind closed doors. 2004–05 UEFA Champions League knockout stage 2005 UEFA Champions League Final Fixtures and results at UEFA.com

Vivek Prasanna

Vivek Prasanna is an Indian actor who appears in Tamil language films in supporting roles. In 2017, he won the Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the film Meyaadha Maan, his brother Karthik Netha is working as a lyricist. After several appearances in short and telefilms, he made his acting debut alongside Vijay Sethupathi in Arun Kumar's police drama Sethupathi. A critic from Indiaglitz.com noted that Vivek Prasanna as "the main henchman fits the role to the T". In 2017, Vivek Prasanna made a breakthrough and appeared in supporting roles in a series of successful Tamil films, his role as the drug lord Ravi in Vikram Vedha and as a politician in Peechankai won Vivek acclaim. He appeared as the second lead in the romantic comedy, Meyaadha Maan, winning rave reviews for his portrayal of the character of Vinoth. First He denied the role of Vinoth in Meeyaadha Maan Movie, But Director Convinced him to do that role, he Trused. Vivek Prasanna on IMDb

Tennessee State Route 107

State Route 107 is a 78.77-mile state highway in eastern Tennessee, United States. It begins at an intersection with Round Mountain Road south of Del Rio and ends at the North Carolina state line east of Unicoi, where it becomes NC 226, it travels through the incorporated municipalities of Greeneville, Tusculum and Unicoi, the communities of Del Rio, South Greene, Horse Creek, South Central, Lamar and Limestone Cove. SR 107 begins as a secondary highway in Cocke County near the North Carolina border at an intersection with Ground Squirrel Road and Round Mountain Road, where the road continues as Round Mountain Road in North Carolina. SR 107 goes northwest through narrow valley and mountains to enter Del Rio, where it crosses a bridge over the French Broad River and becomes concurrent with US 25/US 70/SR 9, they go east to leave Del Rio and parallel the river to an intersection where SR 107 splits off and goes north. The highway passes through a rugged and remote part of the Cherokee National Forest before crossing into Greene County.

SR 107 levels out and passes through Houston Valley before entering South Greene and becoming concurrent with SR 70. They turn northwest and have an intersection with SR 351 and SR-107 Cutoff; the highway leaves South Greene and crosses over the Nolichucky River just yards from the historic Nolichucky Dam and Davy Crockett Lake. SR 70/SR 107 continue north into Greeneville where they come to an intersection with US 321/SR 35, where SR 107 leaves SR 70 to become concurrent with US 321/SR 35 to enter downtown, they have a short concurrency with SR 350 before becoming concurrent US 11E Bus. They continue north through downtown before US 321/SR 35 splits off and goes north while US 11E Bus/SR 107 continue through town before coming to an intersection with US 11E/US 321/SR 34, where US 11E Bus ends and SR 107 becomes concurrent with that highway as they enter the neighboring town of Tusculum, they have an intersection with Erwin Highway before bypassing downtown to the north. They come to an intersection where SR 107 splits off and goes southeast, becoming a primary highway and leaving Tusculum.

SR 107 enters farmland, where it crosses another bridge over the Nolichucky River and has an intersection with SR 351/SR-107 Cutoff, where SR-107 Cutoff ends and SR 107 becomes concurrent with SR 351. SR 351 turns north and SR 107 continues east to cross into Washington County. SR 107 passes through South Central, where it has an intersection with SR 353, before continuing east northeast, paralleling the Nolichucky River; the highway enters Lamar, where it becomes concurrent with SR 81, before leaving Lamar and crossing another bridge over the Nolichucky River, in the community of Embreeville, crossing into Unicoi County. SR 107/SR 81 pass through a set of mountains before entering Erwin, where they have an interchange with I-26/US 23/US 19W, where SR 81 ends and SR 107 becomes a secondary highway; the highway enters downtown and turns left to cross a new bridge over the rail road tracks before leaving downtown and continuing northeast after turning back onto its former alignment. SR 107 passes through a major business district, where it has an intersection with SR 395 before having an intersection with Harris Hollow Road, which provides access to an interchange with I-26.

SR 107 leaves Erwin and continues northeast to the town of Unicoi, where it becomes concurrent with SR 173. The highway winds its way between some mountains to enter Limestone Cove, where SR 173 splits off and goes north while SR 107 continues east to enter the Cherokee National Forest; the highway becomes curvy coming to the North Carolina state line, where SR 107 ends and continues east as NC 226. State Route 107 bears the following names: Houston Valley Road From the Cocke-Greene county line to SR 70. Asheville Highway while concurrent with SR 70. West, South & North Main Streets while concurrent with US 321. Tusculum Boulevard while concurrent with US 11E Business. East Andrew Johnson Highway while concurrent with US 11E/US 321. Tusculum Bypass on the east side of Tusculum to intersection with Erwin Highway. Erwin Highway from Tusculum Bypass to Greene-Washington County line. Governor John Sevier Highway from Greene-Washington County line to junction with SR 81. Highway 81 while concurrent with SR 81.

Jonesborough Road from Washington-Unicoi County line to North Main Avenue and Second Street intersection in Erwin. North Main Avenue from Second Street to Dry Creek Road intersection. Unicoi Drive from Dry Creek Road to SR 173. Highway 107 from SR 173 to Tennessee-North Carolina state-line. In Greene County, SR 107 went through downtown Tusculum along Erwin Highway, it has since been rerouted along US Route 11E/US Route 321 and the "Tusculum Bypass" a five lane road on the east side of Tusculum, it becomes Erwin Highway on the southeast side of the city; the former alignment is now an Unsigned Business Route. It Begins on the east side of Greeneville at US 11E/US 321 and travels through downtown Tusculum past Tusculum College and ends at mainline SR 107 on the southeast side of Tusculum. Beginning in 2010 Improvements were made to SR 107's intersection with SR 351/State Route 107 Cutoff just south of the city of Tusculum in Greene County and a traffic signal was installed; the work was completed the following year.

In 2010, the City of Tusculum and the Tennessee Department of Transportation approved improvements to the Tusculum Bypass and Edens Road intersection. The work is said to start in 2014; the work was completed in late September 2014, with flashing beacons. As of May 21, 2015, SR 107 was rerouted in Erwin from Jonesborough Road to an

T30 Heavy Tank

The Heavy Tank T30 was a World War II American tank project developed to counter new German tanks, such as Tiger I, Tiger II, tank destroyers, such as the Jagdtiger, or Soviet heavy tanks, such as IS-1 or IS-2. The T30 was designed at the same time as the T29 Heavy Tank. Plans for four pilot heavy tanks were put forward in 1944; the T30 pilot models were started in April 1945 and were delivered in 1947. Apart from modifications to fit the different engine, the chassis was the same as the T29; the 155 mm gun fired separate loading ammunition. The loader was assisted by a spring rammer; the T30 was fitted with one of the largest guns used on an American tank. The notably high, rounded edge, turret was needed to accommodate the standing loader and large gun mount; the gun could only be loaded at limited elevations. It could carry a mixed assortment of HE rounds. One pilot model, designated T30E1, had an automatic system added to load the ammunition; this brought the gun breech into position, loaded the round and returned the gun to the initial angle.

An additional hatch at the back of the turret was added for the automatic ejection of the empty shell casings. The weight of the shell was 43 kg and the charge 18 kg, a total of 61 kg for the whole round, which made it difficult to handle and gave it a rate of fire of only two rounds per minute when manually loaded. There are surviving examples in Georgia. One surviving T30 is at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, MI. Another is at Fort South Carolina. Notes SourcesHunnicutt, R. P. Firepower: A History of the American Heavy Tank. Presidio. ISBN 0891413049

Serge Haroche

Serge Haroche is a French physicist, awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics jointly with David J. Wineland for "ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems", a study of the particle of light, the photon; this and his other works developed laser spectroscopy. Since 2001, Haroche holds the Chair of Quantum Physics. In 1971 he defended his doctoral thesis in physics at the University of Paris VI: his research had been conducted under the direction of Claude Cohen-Tannoudji. Serge Haroche was born in Casablanca, Morocco, to Albert Haroche, from a Moroccan Jewish family, Valentine Haroche, née Roubleva a teacher, born in Odessa to a Jewish family of physicians who relocated to Morocco in the early 1920s, his father, a lawyer trained in Rabat, was one of seven children born to a family of teachers who worked at the École de l’Alliance israélite. Both paternal grandparents of Serge Haroche had been AIU students in their respective hometowns of Marrakesh and Tétouan.

Haroche settled in France in 1956, at the end of the French protectorate treaty. He lives in Paris, he is the uncle of French singer -- actor Raphaël Haroche. Haroche worked in the Centre national de la recherche scientifique as a research scientist from 1967 to 1975, spent a year as a visiting post-doc in Stanford University, in Arthur Leonard Schawlow's team. In 1975 he moved to a professor position at Paris VI University. At the same time he taught in other institutions, in particular at the École polytechnique, MIT, Harvard University, Yale University and Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, he was head of the Physics department at the École normale supérieure from 1994 to 2000. Since 2001, Haroche has been a Professor at the Collège de France and holds the Chair of Quantum Physics, he is a member of the Société Française de Physique, the European Physical society and a fellow and member of the American Physical Society. In September 2012, Serge Haroche was elected by his peers to the position of administrator of the Collège de France.

On 9 October 2012 Haroche was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, together with the American physicist David Wineland, for their work regarding measurement and manipulation of individual quantum systems. Haroche works in atomic physics and quantum optics, he is principally known for proving quantum decoherence by experimental observation, while working with colleagues at the École normale supérieure in Paris in 1996. After a PhD dissertation on dressed atoms under the supervision of Claude Cohen-Tannoudji from 1967 to 1971, he developed new methods for laser spectroscopy, based on the study of quantum beats and superradiance, he moved on to Rydberg atoms, giant atomic states sensitive to microwaves, which makes them well adapted for studying the interactions between light and matter. He showed that such atoms, coupled to a superconducting cavity containing a few photons, are well-suited to the testing of quantum decoherence and to the realization of quantum logic operations necessary for the treatment of quantum information.

Commander of the French Legion of Honour 1988 Einstein Prize for Laser Science. 1992 The Humboldt Prize 1993 Albert A. Michelson Medal by the Franklin Institute 2007 Charles Hard Townes Award by the OSA 2009 CNRS Gold medal 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 IEEE Honorary Membership Serge Haroche, Jean-Michel Raimond, Exploring the quantum. Atoms and photons, Oxford University Press, 2006