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Cabildo of Buenos Aires

The Cabildo of Buenos Aires is the public building in Buenos Aires, used as seat of the town council during the colonial era and the government house of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. Today the building is used as a museum. Mayor Manuel de Frías proposed the building of the cabildo in what is now the Plaza de Mayo on March 3, 1608, since the government of the city lacked such a building, its construction financed with taxes from the port of Buenos Aires, the building was finished in 1610 but was soon found to be too small and had to be expanded. In 1682, due to lack of maintenance, the building was in ruins, the construction was planned of a new cabildo, two stories high and 11 arches wide. Construction of the new building did not start until 23 July 1725, was suspended in 1728, restarted in 1731. Soon construction was, again suspended due to lack of funds; the tower of the new cabildo was finished in 1764, yet by the time of the May Revolution in 1810 the cabildo was still not finished.

In 1880 the architect Pedro Benoit raised the tower by 10 meters and with a dome covered with glazed tiles, instead of the traditional colonial red tiles. The tower was demolished nine years in 1889 to create space for the Avenida de Mayo avenue and the three northernmost arches of the original eleven were demolished. In 1931, to create room for the Julio A. Roca avenue, the three southernmost arcs were removed, thereby restoring the central place of the tower, but leaving only five of the original arches. In 1940, the architect Mario Buschiazzo reconstructed the colonial features of the Cabildo using various original documents; the tower, the red tiles, the iron bars on the windows and the wooden windows and doors were all repaired. The cabildo hosts the National Museum of the Cabildo and the May Revolution, in which paintings, artifacts and jewelry of the 18th century are on display; the patio of the cabildo still has its 1835 ornamental water well. Trofeos de la Reconquista de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires en el Año 1806.

Buenos Aires: Litografía, Imprenta y Encuadernación de Guillermo Kraft. 1882. CityMayors profile

Gifted (2017 film)

Gifted is a 2017 American drama film directed by Marc Webb and written by Tom Flynn. It stars Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate and Octavia Spencer; the plot follows an intellectually gifted 7-year-old who becomes the subject of a custody battle between her uncle and grandmother. The film was released on April 7, 2017, by Fox Searchlight Pictures, grossed $43 million worldwide. In a small town near Tampa, seven-year-old Mary Adler lives with uncle and de facto guardian, Frank, her best friend is Roberta. On her first day of first grade, she shows remarkable mathematical talent, which impresses her teacher, Bonnie Stevenson. There, despite her initial disdain for average children her own age and her boredom with their classwork, she begins to bond with them when she brings her one-eyed cat, for show-and-tell and defends a classmate from a bully on the bus. Mary is offered a scholarship to a private school for gifted children. However, Frank turns it down. Based on his family's experiences with similar schools, he fears Mary will not have a chance at a "normal" childhood.

It emerges that Mary's mother, had been a promising mathematician, dedicated to the Navier–Stokes problem before taking her own life when Mary was six months old. Mary has lived with Frank, a former college professor turned boat repairman since. Frank's estranged mother and Mary's maternal grandmother, seeks to gain custody of Mary and move her to Massachusetts, believing that Mary is a "one-in-a-billion" mathematical prodigy who should be specially tutored in preparation for a life devoted to mathematics, much as Diane was. However, Frank is adamant that his sister would want Mary to be in a normal public school and have the childhood she didn't have. Worried that the judge will rule against him and he will lose Mary Frank accepts a compromise brokered by his lawyer Greg Cullen that sees Mary placed in foster care and attend the private school where Evelyn wants to have her enrolled; the foster parents live 25 minutes from Frank's home, Frank will be entitled to scheduled visits, Mary will be able to decide where she wants to live after her 12th birthday.

Mary is devastated at being placed in foster care, her foster father says she refuses to see Frank. When Bonnie sees a picture of Fred up for adoption, she alerts Frank. Frank retrieves the cat from the pound and, learning that Fred was brought in due to allergy issues, realizes that Evelyn, allergic to cats, is overseeing Mary's education in the guest house of Mary's foster home, he reveals to Evelyn, a mathematician herself, that Diane had solved the Navier–Stokes problem but stipulated that the solution was to be withheld until Evelyn's death. Knowing that it meant everything to Evelyn to see Diane solve the problem, Frank offers Evelyn the opportunity to publish Diane's work if she drops her objection to him having custody of Mary. Evelyn agrees; the film ends with Mary back in the custody of Frank, returning to public school while taking college-level courses in the evenings. In August 2015, it was announced Chris Evans had been cast in the film, with Marc Webb directing from a screenplay by Tom Flynn.

In September 2015, Mckenna Grace, Octavia Spencer, Lindsay Duncan and Jenny Slate joined the cast, in November 2015, Julie Ann Emery was added. Filming began in October 2015 in Georgia, as well as in Tybee Island, Georgia, and finished Nov 20, 2015. Specific locations included May Howard Elementary School in Savannah and Emory University in Atlanta. Although the film is set in St. Petersburg, screenwriter Tom Flynn was unable to convince the producers to film in Florida, because the state was no longer providing financial incentives to movie makers; the film was scheduled to be released on April 12, 2017, but was pushed up to April 7, 2017. Gifted grossed $24.8 million in the United States and Canada and $18,245,378 in other territories for a worldwide total of $43,046,590, against a production budget of $7 million. The film went wide on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in its opening weekend grossed $3.1 million, finishing 6th at the box office. In its second weekend of wide expansion, it added more screens, made $4.6 million, an increase of 47.5% from the previous week.

On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, Gifted has an approval rating of 73% based on 173 reviews, with an average rating of 6.4/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Gifted isn't quite as bright as its pint-sized protagonist, but a charming cast wrings respectably engaging drama out of a predictable premise." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 60 out of 100, based on 33 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale. Colin Covert of the Star Tribune gave the film 3/4 stars, saying, "Sure, it's a simple, straightforward film, but sometimes that's all you need as long as its heart is true." Richard Roeper gave the film 4 out of 4 stars and said, "Gifted isn't the best or most sophisticated or most original film of the year so far – but it just might be my favorite." Proof, about a complex proof written by a mathematician or his daughter Little Man Tate, similar theme of prodigy and reluctance of the single parent to accept their need for better education List of films about mathematicians Official website Gifted on IMDb Gifted at Metacritic Gifted at Rotten Tomatoes Gifted at Tomatazos

All We Know

"All We Know" is a song by American DJ duo The Chainsmokers. It features vocals from American singer Phoebe Ryan; the song was released on September 2016, through Disruptor Records and Columbia Records. On the song, The Chainsmokers said "It's about the hardships of relationships but never giving up on your ride or die."The song is written in the key of C major with a common time tempo of 90 beats per minute with a chord progression of C – Fsus2 – Am. The vocals span from G3 to A4 in the song; the lyrics were written by Taggart and Swedish songwriting duo SHY—made up of Sara Hjellström and Nirob Islam —while the production was handled by The Chainsmokers. Isis Briones of Teen Vogue stated "When you look beyond the catchy beats, the song explores a situation arguably worse than wanting to get back together with your ex: The idea of a fading relationship; the DJs open up a door of emotions. As tragic as the initial lines may be, the rest of the song pulls through with the most heartfelt happy after you'll hear."

Idolator's Mike Wass said " picks up where'Closer' left off" and went on to say "it's as if The Chainsmokers took'Closer' and refined it. That might be a little safe, but it's very smart." Deepa Lakshmin of MTV labeled it a "bittersweet tune about a relationship that's not quite going anywhere" and said it is "basically a sequel to'Closer'." The music video for the song directed by Rory Kramer was released to YouTube on November 17, 2016. The music video included cameo of The Chainsmokers as Phoebe Ryan as a cashier; the video begins with a man fleeing out from his girlfriend's house after receiving a desperate phone call. He buys a bottle of liquor in a store and smashes the bottle, his phone, a trash can cover. Feeling drawn out, he hitchhikes a car; the video ends with his footage of walking on a mountain trail as cutbacks of his prior events last night were played in rewind, culminating in meeting his girlfriend back at the mountain peak. The video's shooting method is found footage, in which a camera is strapped to Casey's waist to record the music video.

Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics