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Alles Kan Beter

Alles Kan Beter was a Belgian comedy TV series produced by Flemish production house Woestijnvis between the end of 1997 and 1999. It was broadcast on the public TV channel Canvas, directed by Jan Eelen and starred TV presenter Mark Uytterhoeven, chief editor of Humo Guy Mortier and the newcomer on television at that time Rob Vanoudenhoven as regular hosts; the fourth presenter was a different guest every week. The program was a combination of humoristic commentary on archive footage taped from the Flemish TV channels VRT and its rival vtm and sketches starring the four hosts; the show is still repeated regularly. Mark Uytterhoeven enjoyed high popularity with TV audiences thanks to his humoristic presentation during the FIFA World Cup coverage in 1990 and 1994 and programs like Het Huis van Wantrouwen and Morgen Maandag, which all achieved high ratings; the programs were notable for playful use of pre-recorded video footage. Alles Kan Beter aimed at a smaller audience; the show presented footage taped from the TV channels VRT and VTM from news reports, but talk shows or advertisements weren't uncommon either.

The footage focused on lapsus, language errors, verbal tics, new media trends, odd mono- and dialogues or unintentionally funny moments. Uytterhoeven provided ironic commentary to this footage and sometimes he and his co-host, tried to surpass it, either in the studio itself or in pre-recorded sketch films, their studio sketches spoofed the verbal style of the footage they had shown before, complete with word play, while the sketch films were more visual parodies. The production was intense. Uytterhoeven had three video recorders running at home to make sure he wouldn't miss any suitable material. Many lines were scripted beforehand, but there was room for improvisation since Uytterhoeven didn't want to rehearse anything, nor inform his co-hosts beforehand of what they were about to see or do, he only left them with vague instructions. Each episode was recorded Thursday evening, one day before the actual broadcast. Alles Kan Beter was a cult show from the start. Guy Mortier, a famous face to readers of his own magazine Humo and people who'd listend to the 1980s radio show De Taalstrijd became more well known with the general public.

Rob Vanoudenhoven had only appeared on television before in some sketches of the game show De Drie Wijzen and was thus a complete nobody to most viewers. He addressed this by introducing himself in the pilot episode as I'm the man of whom half Flanders now wonders: "Who the fuck is Vanoudenhoven?". He gained such popularity with audiences that he received his own TV show a year De XII Werken van Vanoudenhoven, which managed to become a colossal ratings hit. By the time the second season of Alles Kan Beter aired Vanoudenhoven was a huge media star, which irked Uytterhoeven somewhat since it destroyed his original intention of introducing an unknown face in the show; some of the guest hosts gained more fame with TV audiences by appearing in the program. Alles Kan Beter won Humo's Prijs van de Kijker, the Prijs van de Radio- en Televisiekritiek for Best TV Show and the HA! van Humo. After two seasons Uytterhoeven felt; the production process had been so intense that he stated no third season would be made.

Yet there have been some one-off specials in the decades beyond, including during Humo's Pop Poll Night in 1999 and the 50th anniversary of the Flemish public channel in 2002. In the fall of 2001 Uytterhoeven and Vanoudenhoven hosted the humoristic talk show Alles Komt Terug, which combined amusing archive footage with parody sketches. Between 2003 and 2005, when Uytterhoeven was host of De Laatste Show, he had a weekly segment with Guy Mortier called Gefressenes Funden, where they gave ironic commentary to footage recorded on TV earlier that week. Alles Kan Beter has never received an official DVD release, since so much of the footage parodied in the show was taken from rival TV channel VTM, which would lead to copyright issues. In the fall of 2008 a one-off DVD was released as a gift with the magazine Humo, compiling the best and most popular moments. Many episodes can be watched on YouTube, albeit illegally, and they are still rebroadcast on both Canvas and on its sister channel één. Warre Borgmans....

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Lars Zetterström

Erik Lars-Olov Zetterström is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player who spent many years with Färjestads BK of the Elitserien, played in the National Hockey League with the Vancouver Canucks. A smooth, mobile defender, Zetterström came up through the junior ranks at Färjestads and became a regular in 1972, he would become one of the club's top defenders, represented Sweden at the 1977 and 1978 World Championships, winning a Silver medal in 1977. In 1978, Zetterström signed as a free agent with the NHL's Vancouver Canucks. Joining the team along with fellow Swedes Thomas Gradin and Lars Lindgren, the trio were the first Europeans to suit up for the club in their history. While Gradin and Lindgren were successful and went on to solid NHL careers, Zetterström struggled, he played in only 14 games for the Canucks, recording one assist and a -10 rating, spent most of the season in the Central Hockey League with the Dallas Black Hawks. Zetterström was claimed by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1979 NHL Expansion Draft, but returned to Sweden to once again suit up for Färjestads.

He would play for them until 1983, helping them to the Swedish Championship in 1981. He joined the third-division Hammarö HC club, played for them until retiring in 1987. Biographical information and career statistics from, or, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database

1941 VFL season

The 1941 Victorian Football League season was the 45th season of the elite Australian rules football competition. In 1941, the VFL competition consisted of twelve teams of 18 on-the-field players each, plus one substitute player, known as the 19th man. A player could be substituted for any reason. Teams played each other in a home-and-away season of 18 rounds. Once the 18 round home-and-away season had finished, the 1941 VFL Premiers were determined by the specific format and conventions of the Page-McIntyre System. Melbourne defeated Essendon 19.13 to 13.20, in front of a crowd of 79,687 people.. The 1941 VFL Premiership team was Melbourne; the VFL's leading goalkicker was Sel Murray of North Melbourne with 88 goals. The winner of the 1941 Brownlow Medal was Norman Ware of Footscray with 23 votes, he was the only playing coach to achieve the feat. Hawthorn took the "wooden spoon" in 1941; the seconds premiership was won by Essendon. Essendon 12.16 defeated Fitzroy 9.17 in the Grand Final, played as a curtain-raiser to the senior Grand Final on Saturday 27 September at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Owing to the military takeover of Corio Oval, Geelong moved its home games to Kardinia Park. During March, the players of the Geelong Football Club went on strike and refused to train over a pay dispute; the players were seeking £3 per week, but the club was offering £1/10/– per week, which upset the players as they had received pay cuts in 1940 when the club had made the finals and finished the year in a strong financial position. In response, the club claimed the lower offer was due to the extra expense of moving from Corio Oval to Kardinia Park, increased payments to war funds drove the decision; the majority of players acquiesced and accepted the £ 1/10 / -- offer. Three of those crossed to the Victorian Football Association without a clearance – Allan Everett going to Preston, Bernie Hore going to Coburg, Alan "Nipper" Marsham to Williamstown – while the other two, George Dougherty and Tom Arklay, having trained in the pre-season with the VFA clubs Coburg and Preston returned to play with Geelong in the 1941 season.

In the Round 2 match between Carlton and Richmond, 11 players were injured, while talented Carlton rover Jack Hale, who broke his leg in an accidental collision with Richmond centreman Bernie Waldron, never played again. The VFL postponed its Round 5 matches and conducted its second patriotic lightning carnival at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday 24 May 1941. Collingwood won the carnival, defeating Melbourne 3.2 to 3.1. The carnival raised £1,526 for the war effort. On 31 July 1941, Melbourne rover Ron Barassi, Sr. was killed in action at the Siege of Tobruk. He was the first VFL player to be killed in the Second World War. On 16 August 1941, a brief, moving memorial tribute to Barassi was conducted at the Melbourne Cricket Club by spectators, players and officials of Melbourne and Collingwood. In the last minutes of the last quarter of the Second Eighteens Grand Final, played at the MCG on 27 September 1941, which Essendon, captain-coached ex-Collingwood player Harry Collier, won, a Fitzroy player felled an Essendon player and fights broke out all over the ground.

As the final bell was sounding, a vicious bench-clearing brawl broke out involving every player, with many of the players felled by punches and kicks. Both teams were reported for "unseemly conduct", following the VFL investigation committee's hearing conducted on 14 October 1941, each club was fined £10. In a lop-sided senior Grand Final, missing at least twelve of its 1941 senior players through either injury or military service, was 47 points ahead at three quarter time, went on to beat Essendon by 29 points: 19.13 to 13.20. After defeating Collingwood in Round 5, Carlton had a winning record over every other team in the competition in combined regular season and finals matches, they would hold this distinction until Round 8 of the 1954 VFL season. The VFL during the World Wars 1916 VFL season Hogan, P; the Tigers of Old, The Richmond Football Club, 1996. ISBN 0-646-18748-1 Maplestone, M. Flying Higher: History of the Essendon Football Club 1872–1996, Essendon Football Club, 1996. ISBN 0-9591740-2-8 Rogers, S. & Brown, A.

Every Game Ever Played: VFL/AFL Results 1897–1997, Viking Books, 1998. ISBN 0-670-90809-6 Ross, J. 100 Years of Australian Football 1897–1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported, Viking, 1996. ISBN 0-670-86814-0 1941 Season – AFL Tables

Jacques Sevin

Jacques Sevin was a French Jesuit known for his role in the introduction of Scouting to France. Fr Sevin was exempted from military service in 1902 and remained in Belgium through the First World War. In 1916 he was appointed professor at the college of Tuquet near the French border. Eight days after his arrival in Mouscron, the Germans took over the college as a military hospital, it was that Father Sevin became involved in the Scouting movement gaining strength in the United Kingdom. Between 1917 and 1919, he wrote his classic book Scouting and established the first Catholic Scout troop in Mouscron in 1918. Scouting, being an import from Britain, was disparaged in ecclesiastical circles of the time, but Father Sevin was able to demonstrate that it could be revised to correspond to a deep Christian vision of man. By the founding of the Scout Association of France in July 1920, he absorbed the experiences of Catholic Scouting that had existed in France since 1911 and became the architect of an alliance between Scouting on the model established by Lord Baden-Powell and the Christian Gospel.

He began publishing the monthly newsletter Le Chef in 1921. According to Mother Madeleine Bourcereau, "The meeting between the Scout method and intuitions of P. Sevin, has developed a pedagogy based on Gospel values, where each young person is encouraged to flourish and develop his or her personality by drawing out the latent talent within himself or herself. Father Sevin dedicated himself to making known the riches of scouting and all its educational and evangelical value — no easy task." He set to music a prayer attributed to St. Ignatius of Loyola, became the "Scout prayer," here translated from the French: Lord Jesus, Teach us to be generous, To serve you as you deserve, To give without counting, To counter without worry of injury, To work without seeking rest, To spend us today On the other reward than knowing We do Your Holy Will; the cause of beatification of the Servant of God was introduced in Rome in 1989. He was declared Venerable May 10, 2012


Kimpulan is a 9th to 10th century Hindu temple located in the area of Universitas Islam Indonesia, Kaliurang road, Sleman, Indonesia. The temple was buried about five metres underground. Parts of the temple have been excavated to reveal square andesite stone walls and statues of Ganesha and Lingam-Yoni; the temple was accidentally discovered on 11 December 2009 during land excavations to lay foundations for the construction of a new university library. The discovery sparked excitement and curiosity; the news drew many visitors to the site. Archaeology office in Yogyakarta feared that large numbers of curious visitors would harm the excavation site, feared the looting might take place; as the result, the area closed. Like the temples of Sambisari and Kedulan, the temple is thought to have been buried by an ancient volcanic eruption from nearby Mount Merapi about a millennia ago; the discovery of this temple was the most exciting archaeological findings in Yogyakarta leading to speculation about whether other ancient temples still lie underground in the vicinity, buried under Mount Merapi volcanic ash.

Further study and archaeological excavation are in progress by the Yogyakarta Archaeological office. So far the temple shows its of Hindu Shaivite nature, by the style of carving and statues suggests construction somewhere around the 9th to 10th century, during Mataram Kingdom period. During the discovery, the temple was known to public as Candi UII, because it was discovered on the UII campus grounds; the Archaeological Office of Yogyakarta named the temple Candi Kimpulan after Kimpulan village, the location of the site. However the UII Wakf Foundation Board suggested another name; the suggested name was meant to emphasize its history of discovery, as the temple site was meant to be the university library. The name "Pustakasala" was chosen to emphasize the education nature the university. Moreover, the Ganesha statue was discovered in the site, since in Java, Ganesha traditionally known as the god of learning, intellectual and knowledge; the temple is a Hindu Shaivite temple. However the temple architecture is quite unusual for a temple dated from this period.

Unlike common Central Java Hindu temples, the stone main structure and towering roof are absent. The temple has simple decorations, it only consists of several squares of staircases with the carving of Kala. The inner chambers contain statues of Ganesha and Lingam-Yoni. So far, experts suggest that the architecture of this temple is a modest one; the body and roof of the temple were made from wooden or any organic materials that have decayed over time and left no traces. The temple was similar to present day Balinese temple with tall Meru-style roof. Unlike the magnificent and richly decorated Prambanan that served as the royal national temple of the Mataram Kingdom, Kimpulan was a modest village shrine built by common people of a village on the outskirt of the capital