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Colditz Castle

Castle Colditz is a Renaissance castle in the town of Colditz near Leipzig and Chemnitz in the state of Saxony in Germany. The castle is between the towns of Hartha and Grimma on a hill spur over the river Zwickauer Mulde, a tributary of the River Elbe, it had the first wildlife park in Germany when, during 1523, the castle park was converted into one of the largest menageries in Europe. The castle gained international fame as the site of Oflag IV-C, a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II for "incorrigible" Allied officers who had escaped from other camps. In 1046, Henry III of the Holy Roman Empire gave the burghers of Colditz permission to build the first documented settlement at the site. During 1083, Henry IV urged Margrave Wiprecht of Groitzsch to develop the castle site, which Colditz accepted. During 1158, Emperor Frederick Barbarossa made Thimo I "Lord of Colditz", major building works began. By 1200, the town around the market was established. Forests, empty meadows, farmland were settled next to the pre-existing Slavic villages Zschetzsch, Zschadraß, Zollwitz and Koltzschen.

Around that time the larger villages Hohnbach, Thierbaum and Tautenhain developed. During the Middle Ages, the castle was used as a lookout post for the German Emperors and was the hub of the Reich territories of the Pleissenland. During 1404, the nearly 250-year rule of the dynasty of the Lords of Colditz ended when Thimo VIII sold Colditz Castle for 15,000 silver marks to the Wettin ruler of the period in Saxony; as a result of family dynastic politics, the town of Colditz was incorporated into the Margraviate of Meissen. During 1430, the Hussites set town and castle on fire. Around 1464, renovation and new building work on the castle were done by order of Prince Ernest, who died in Castle Colditz in 1486. During the reigns of Electors Frederick III the Wise and John the Gentle, Colditz was a royal residence of the electors of Saxony. During 1504, the servant Clemens the baker accidentally set Colditz afire, the town hall, castle and a large part of the town was burned. During 1506, reconstruction began and new buildings were erected around the rear castle courtyard.

During 1523, the castle park was converted into one of the largest zoos in Europe. During 1524, rebuilding of the upper floors of the castle began; the castle was reconstructed in a fashion that corresponded to the way it was divided-— into the cellar, the royal house and the banqueting hall building. There is nothing more to be seen of the original castle, where the present rear of the castle is located, but it is still possible to discern where the original divisions were; the structure of the castle was changed during the long reign of the Elector Augustus of Saxony, the complex was reconstructed into a Renaissance style castle from 1577 to 1591, including the portions that were still in the gothic architectural style. Architects Hans Irmisch and Peter Kummer supervised further rebuilding. Lucas Cranach the Younger was commissioned as an artist in the castle. During this period the portal at what is known as the church house was created during 1584, made of Rochlitz Porphyr and richly decorated in the mannerist style by Andreas Walther II.

This dimension stone has been in use in architecture for more than 1,000 years. It was at this time that both the interior and the exterior of "the Holy Trinity" castle chapel that links the cellar and electors' house with one another were redesigned. Soon thereafter the castle became an administrative office for the Office of Colditz and a hunting lodge. During 1694, its then-current owner, King Augustus the Strong of Poland, began to expand it, resulting in a second courtyard and a total of 700 rooms. During the 19th century, the church space was rebuilt in the neo-classic architectural style, but its condition was allowed to deteriorate; the castle was used by Frederick Augustus III, Elector of Saxony as a workhouse to feed the poor, the ill, persons, arrested. It served this purpose from 1803 to 1829, when its workhouse function was assumed by an institution in Zwickau. During 1829, the castle became a mental hospital for the "incurably insane" from Waldheim. During 1864, a new hospital building was erected in the Gothic Revival style, on the ground where the stables and working quarters had been located.

It remained a mental institution until 1924. For nearly 100 years, from 1829 to 1924, Colditz was a sanatorium reserved for the wealthy and the nobility of Germany; the castle thus functioned as a hospital during a long period of massive change in Germany, from after the Napoleonic Wars destroyed the Holy Roman Empire and created the German Confederation, throughout the lifespan of the North German Confederation, the complete reign of the German Empire, throughout the First World War, until the beginnings of the Weimar Republic. Between 1914 and 1918, the castle was home to both psychiatric and tuberculosis patients, 912 of whom died of malnutrition; the castle was home to several notable figures during its time as a mental institution, including Ludwig Schumann, the second youngest son of the famous composer Robert Schumann and Ernst Baumgarten, one of the original inventors of the airship. When the Nazis gained power during 1933, they converted the castle into a political prison for communists, homosexuals and other people they considered undesirable.

Starting 1939, allied prisoners were housed there. After the outbreak of World War II, the castle was converted into a high security prisoner-of-war camp for officers who had become security or escape risks or who were regarded as pa

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978 film)

The Hound of the Baskervilles is a 1978 British comedy film spoofing The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It starred Peter Cook as Dudley Moore as Dr. Watson. A number of other well-known British comedy actors appeared in the film including Terry-Thomas, Kenneth Williams and Denholm Elliott; the film begins in a theatre, where a pianist begins to play a piano accompaniment to the actual film being shown in the theater. Holmes has just restored a stolen artifact to three French nuns, is called on a case by Dr. Mortimer concerning Sir Henry Baskerville and a legendary hound that curses the Baskerville estate. Tired and worn out by so many cases, Holmes passes the case onto Dr. Watson, portrayed as a Welsh eccentric. Upon arriving at the station, Sir Henry, Dr. Mortimer and Perkins are halted by a policeman, who warns them of a murderer stalking the moors, before sending the group on their way. While out in the moor collecting specimens, Watson has a curious encounter in a hut with the raving Mr. Frankland and Frankland's exceedingly strong daughter, Mary.

In the next scene, we see Holmes still in London, visiting Ada, his mother, who, as a bogus spiritualist aided by her housekeeper, scams older ladies of their money in false seances. Holmes' mother is concerned that "Watty" may need help, that "Sherl", should rush to his aid. In next scene, Holmes interviews the one-legged Mr. Spiggot to act as a runner on the moor. In the next scene, while wandering on the moors, Watson happens upon Mr. Stapleton, who mistakes him for Sir Henry. Stapleton's sister describes her encounter with the Hound on the moor, suggesting that it ravished her, whereupon she attempts to force herself upon the reluctant Watson, with Miss Stapleton undergoing supernatural transformations reminiscent of The Exorcist; the Barrymores at Baskerville Hall mistreat Sir Henry and Watson, feeding them only cheese and water and throwing them into a small bedroom, ankle-deep in water. Watson goes to the village to send a message to Holmes, meets Mr. Stapleton of Merripit Hall. Stapleton is carrying a chihuahua that proceeds to urinate in Watson's face.

Arriving at Merripit Hall, Watson meets the eccentric Mrs. Stapleton, who displays surreal symptoms suggesting demonic possession. Late at night, Sir Henry and Watson discover the Seldons and the escaped murderer, whom Watson recognizes as Mrs. Barrymore's brother Ethel Seldon, having a family dinner. Oddly enough, neither of the men seems to panic at this. Afterward, Holmes examines the case so far. An invitation arrives for Sir Henry. Suspecting a trap, Watson goes along with Sir Henry. Mrs. Stapleton resumes her bizarre acts and begins to vomit pale-blue liquid over Sir Henry, whilst Mr. Stapleton's chihuahua urinates in Watson's soup. Ordered to leave in disgrace, the Stapletons, Dr. Mortimer, Mr. Frankland, his daughter Mary follow Sir Henry and Watson to kill them, but become trapped in a quagmire. Holmes proceeds to reveal that the Hound is no more than a large, rather friendly Irish wolfhound owned by the late Sir Charles Baskerville, whose excited barking was misinterpreted as a monstrous beast.

He states that the dog is the sole heir of Sir Charles. With the dog gone, the would-be murderers would have gained the estate; the film ends on the pianist, hit by vegetables from the audience. Peter Cook – Sherlock Holmes Dudley Moore – Doctor Watson / Mr. Spiggot / Mrs. Ada Holmes / Piano Player Denholm Elliott – Stapleton Joan Greenwood – Beryl Stapleton Hugh Griffith – Frankland Irene Handl – Mrs. Barrymore Terry-Thomas – Dr. Mortimer Max Wall – Arthur Barrymore Kenneth Williams – Sir Henry Baskerville Roy Kinnear – Ethel Seldon Dana Gillespie – Mary Frankland Lucy Griffiths – Iris Penelope Keith – Massage-Parlour Receptionist Jessie Matthews – Mrs. Tinsdale Prunella Scales – Glynis Josephine Tewson – Nun Rita Webb – Elder Masseuse Henry Woolf – Shopkeeper Spike Milligan – Policeman The house featured in the film is Oakley Court, in the grounds of the Bray Studios; the film received overwhelmingly negative reviews, being described variously as "a chore" and "a ponderous shambles", with much of the blame being laid at Morrissey's direction given the substantial comedic talent involved.

The entire cast consisted of comic actors who were well-known and respected in the UK and overseas. Because of this, it went unreleased until 1981 in the United States, it has a 0% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. The Hound of the Baskervilles on IMDb The Hound of the Baskervilles at AllMovie

Assemblies of Yahweh

The Assemblies of Yahweh is a nonprofit religious organization with its international headquarters in Bethel, United States. The organization developed independently out of a radio ministry begun by Jacob O. Meyer in 1966; the Assemblies of Yahweh is the largest sacred name group, but it is not part of the Sacred Name Movement. The Assemblies of Yahweh consider themselves to be the reconstituted Apostolic Assembly that went into dormancy in AD 70; the sect's founder, Jacob O. Meyer, learned about the name Yahweh while he was taking a biblical theological course; as a result, he became convinced of the importance of employing the names Yahweh for God and Yahshua for Jesus. Meyer went on to found the Assemblies of Yahweh in 1969; the organization sometimes refers to itself as "Modern Day Elijah", because Hebrew: אֱלִיָּהוּ, means "My El is Yahweh" ) alluding to Malachi 4 and Mark 9:12 concerning the return of the worship of Yahweh in the "latter days". The Assemblies leaders call their faith ` True Worship', rather than Judaism.

They are less known as Messianic Israelites based on John 4:23. In 1969 the Assemblies of Yahweh received its charter from Pennsylvania; the core of this charter reads: Our purpose is to teach and preach the word and sacred Name of our Heavenly Father and the truth of the inspired scriptures, to promote the interest of religion and the spread of spiritual holiness throughout the world. We affirm that as obedient children it is necessary to keep all of the commandments and judgments which the Heavenly Father gave to Israel to make them a separate people, Leviticus 20:7-8, it is now possible through the Holy Spirit to keep these commandments by faith for our salvation, Ephesians 2:8-10. We now keep a spiritual sacrifice rather than animal sacrifices and drink offerings, Hebrews 13:15-16; the Assemblies of Yahweh profess to follow the Old and New Testaments as as possible. This causes the group to be viewed as an admixture of Judaism and Christianity, although they do not mix Christian or Jewish doctrines with the teachings of the Scriptures.

They believe that in order to understand the will of Yahweh, the Bible must be harmonized and adhered to as infallible. Members believe it is integral to keep the commandments of Yahweh including the seventh day Sabbath from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown, the holy days as defined in Leviticus 23 and Deuteronomy 16, a diet of clean foods as defined in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14; the Assemblies of Yahweh believes in a Great Tribulation, a Beast System, interpreted to mean a world ruling government and synchronistic religion on this earth opposed to Yahweh's commandments and a millennial 1,000 year Kingdom of Yahweh on this earth which will usher an era of productivity, love and tranquillity through the universal keeping of the commandments with Yahshua the Messiah ruling as King over this world. Leadership consists of: A "Directing Elder", responsible for the spiritual direction of the Assembly. "Teaching Elders", ordained to serve as instructional leaders. "Deacons", ordained to serve in the needs of the assemblies.

"Senior Missionaries", consecrated to serve Yahweh in local areas. "Missionaries", consecrated to serve Yahweh in local areas to help spread their Faith. The Assemblies of Yahweh is led by a Directing Elder Jacob O. Meyer. In accordance with his will and last testament, the Assemblies of Yahweh has since been led by two followers: Teaching Elder Jonathan S. Meyer and Deacon Nathaniel A. Meyer, they are assisted by a group of individuals called "the Work of the Ministry" who assist in practical matters and provide counsel on questions of doctrine. The Assemblies of Yahweh has two educational institutions located in Bethel, Obadiah School of the Bible and Dalet School. Begun in 1973 as Obadiah Assembly, a class concentrating on public speaking, Obadiah School has continued to grow and today has an extensive biblical curriculum. Centered on the Bible class, each course is biblical in nature. Today the graduates form the core of the Assemblies of Yahweh with many of the graduates going on to lead local Assemblies.

From its rudimentary beginnings in 1976, Meyer designed the Dalet School in the reflection of a one-room schoolhouse. The students are given the ability to hear the instruction of overclassmen; the school today contains classes from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Assemblies of Yahweh witness in nearly every format available to them, they believe that radio station WMLK will be instrumental in reaching people all over the world and those countries that censor their networks or resist religious programs. The Assemblies of Yahweh uses many tools to spread their message across the world and contact individuals; the Sacred Name Broadcaster The Narrow Way Magazine The Narrow Way Newsletter The Sacred Scriptures Bethel Edition Bible LCN-81-69752 Psalms and Spiritual Songs The Memorial Name Yahweh LCN-87-072550 Commentary on Galatians LCN 83-82474 Commentary on Micah LCN-2006901945 Commentary on Revelation Vol. 1 LCN-2006901947 Biblical Ecclesiastical Assembly Administration LCN-2006908256 The Sacred Name Broadcast WMLK Shortwave Simulcast of WMLK Shortwave 24/7 Internet Radio The Sacred Name Telecast Online Telecasts AOY Website Local Assemblies around the world Live Internet Streaming (Audio and

Patancheru

Patancheru known as Pathan Cheru, is a name derived from Potla Cheru, it was formed during the time of Nizams, it is has a corrupt name called, Potla Cheruvu, it is an industrial zone located about 32 km from the city centre on the Hyderabad-Solapur highway, around 18 km from HITEC City. Earlier, it was the headquarters of Gulshanabad revenue divisions. M. Shankar Yadav is the elected Corporator for Patancheru Division, it has a number of temples built between 15th centuries. Patancheru is home to ICRISAT, many pharmaceutical manufacturers, which has resulted in local river water being the most drug polluted water in the world. Patancheru is located at 17.53°N 78.27°E / 17.53. It has an average elevation of 522 metres. Saki Lake is situated close to the Patancheru Bus Terminus; as of 2001 India census, Patancheru had a population of 40,332. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Patancheru has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 73%, female literacy is 57%.

In Patancheru, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. There are a number of educational institutions in Patancheru, including the following: ICRISAT GITAM University Hyderabad Campus TRR College of Engineering Maheshwara Engineering College Maheshwara Institute Of Technology zeal computers Sri Vani High School St. Joseph's High School RRS College of Engineering and Technology, Patancheru ELLENKI COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY-PATELGUDA There are a number of Banks in Patancheru, including the following: State Bank of India Andhra Bank Axis Bank Ltd Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank Punjab National Bank Kotak Mahindra Bank< Sahara India Pariwar UCO Bank Central Bank of India IDBI Bank Bank of Baroda Maithry Cricket Club There are two theatres in Patancheru, including the following: Rukmini 70mm A/c Venkateswara Theatre Patancheru is the major industrial hub of Telangana. Industries such as Agarwal Rubber Limited and Asian Paints, Aurobindo Pharma,paragon polymer products pvt ltd, hindware,Fenner, Pennar Kirby Building Systems, Rotec Transmissions and Sandvik are located in this area.

It received a major boost when Indira Gandhi started the Patancheru Industrial park, while serving as the MP of Medak constituency. Patancheru is home to retailing companies, most of them have warehouses. Dmart, Grofers & Trent have their operations activities in Patancheru; the highest level of drug pollution in water was found in Patancheru in 2009. Researchers found measurable quantities of 21 different manufactured drugs in the water; the pollution results from waste water dumped into the river by the over 90 local pharmaceutical manufacturers. Political party's promise that they are going to clean the lake in Patancheru as it was polluted with sewage and mix of chemicals from the industries around it as the present and MLA and his TRS government had promised to make it drinkable

Box of Tricks (The Avengers)

Box of Tricks is the seventeenth episode of the second series of the 1960s cult British spy-fi television series The Avengers, starring Patrick Macnee and Julie Stevens. It aired on ABC on 20 January 1963; the episode was written by Peter Ling and Edward Rhodes. The death of a nightclub magician's assistant leads through a crippled general and his quack, to employment opportunities and secret documents. Steed enlists the help of Venus to root out the criminals by becoming the new assistant. Julie Stevens sings It's A Pity To Say Goodnight by Ella Fitzgerald and It's De-Lovely by Cole Porter, during which - in a rarity for the entire series - she breaks the fourth wall. Patrick Macnee as John Steed Julie Stevens as Venus Smith Jane Barratt as Kathleen Sutherland Maurice Hedley as General Sutherland Edgar Wreford as Dr. Gallam Ian Curry as Gerry Weston April Olrich as Denise Dallas Cavell as Manager Jacqueline Jones as Henriette Robert Hartley as Nena the Barman Royston Tickner as Maitre D' Gail Starforth as Maid Lynn Taylor as Valerie Box of Tricks on IMDb Episode overview on The Avengers Forever! website

Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015 TV series)

Transformers: Robots in Disguise is an American animated robot superhero television series for children produced by Hasbro Studios and Darby Pop Productions in the United States for Cartoon Network, was animated by Polygon Pictures in Japan. It is the stand-alone sequel to Transformers: Prime that ran from 2010-2013 on The Hub Network, featuring characters and storylines self-contained from the events of its predecessor as well as an overall more lighthearted tone. Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman did not return to the new series. In the United States, the series ran on Cartoon Network from March 14, 2015 to November 11, 2017; the show's second season, featuring guest appearances from some returning Transformers: Prime characters, premiered on February 20, 2016. A six-episode mini-series centered on the return of Starscream premiered in Canada on September 10, 2016, before debuting on U. S television the following month; the third and final season, subtitled Combiner Force, aired from April 29, 2017 to November 11, 2017.

It was the first Transformers series to feature Bumblebee as the main protagonist rather than Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots and the main protagonist in most of the series. Five Years after the events of Predacons Rising, Cybertron's beginning brings forth a new age of prosperity to a new generation of Transformers. Earth no longer remembers the Decepticon-Autobot conflict as the Cybertronians stopped visiting the planet. Bumblebee has since become a seasoned Cybertronian police officer and despite his fame, he chooses to be a humble peacekeeper. Things change. Thought to be long dead after restoring Cybertron's population, Optimus Prime calls for Bumblebee to return to Earth as a new threat appears. With the help of Sideswipe and Strongarm, the trio makes it to Earth to discover a crashed maximum security prison ship called the Alchemor and its steward Fixit, they soon learn the Alchemor had "a couple hundred" Decepticon prisoners within Stasis Pods, but all of its inmates have escaped.

It is now their duty to recapture all the escaped Decepticon prisoners before they cause further harm on Earth. With the aid of humans Russell and Denny Clay and the Dinobot Grimlock, Bumblebee leads this unlikely team to protect Earth from the Decepticon prisoners led by Steeljaw and restore order. Steeljaw forms his own group fellow Decepticon prisoners like the metal-eating Underbite, crime boss Thunderhoof, stranded bounty hunter Fracture, Fracture's Mini-Con partners Airazor and Divebomb, cowardly informant Clampdown; the Autobots are joined with the likes of Autobot bounty hunter Drift, his Mini-Con partners Slipstream and Jetstorm, the female warrior Windblade, the return of Optimus Prime in the wake of the arrival of Megatronus, the one that crashed the Alchemor and who the Thirteen Primes have been preparing Optimus for. During the battle Bumblebee and Strongarm realize they can combine their Decepticon hunters together and become more powerful. After a lengthy battle, the Autobots manage to pin Megatronus under the right arm of the Crown City Colossus statue.

Bumblebee and Strongarm combine the power from their Decepticon hunters and unleash a massive beam of energy, powerful enough to blast Megatronus to dust. As Steeljaw had been blasted away by Megatronus, the Autobots were able to capture Underbite, Thunderhoof and Clampdown. Just as the Autobots are about to leave, Bumblebee orders his team to "Rev up and Roll out!" finding his perfect rallying cry. Back at the Scrapyard, Bumblebee asks his team. One by one, each Autobot states. Optimus Prime agrees to stay on Earth, but he notes that he will only do so as Bumblebee's equal rather than as his leader to which Bumblebee agrees. Weeks after the defeat of The Fallen, the Autobots continue to deal with the threat of the Decepticon fugitives that are still on Earth. While Steeljaw is still at large, he discovers another group of Decepticons stationed on the crashed remains of a second half of the Alchemor, dubbed "Decepticon Island" led by Glowstrike and Saberhorn; as Optimus is weakened when the immense power he was lent from the Primes is drained by them, the Autobots split into two teams: an Away Team led by Optimus Prime and another team that remains at their scrapyard base.

Along the way, the Autobots run into a strange occurrence in the form of Decepticon criminals who are not listed in the Alchemor prisoner manifest yet have criminal records on Cybertron. Steeljaw proved himself to the "Decepticon Island" faction by not only freeing Thunderhoof and Clampdown, but freeing the prisoners Bisk, Overload and Springload to be his "elite warriors." During this period of time, Optimus recovers his strength and teaches the Away team valuable lessons about teamwork. Fixit repairs the GroundBridge following an explosion that occurred after he dispatched the Away Team, but a malfunction allowed Soundwave to escape, but his stay was short-lived and attempt to contact Megatron was thwarted as Team Bee put him back in; as the two Autobot teams are reunited, they pair up wi