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Corcoran Gallery of Art

The Corcoran Gallery of Art was an art museum in Washington, D. C. United States, now the location of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, a part of the George Washington University; the Corcoran School, founded in 1878, hosts exhibitions by its students and visiting artists and offers degrees in Fine Art, Interaction Design, Interior Architecture, etc. Prior to the Gallery's closing, it was one of the oldest supported cultural institutions in the United States. Starting in 1890, a museum school known as the Corcoran College of Art + Design, co-existed with the gallery; the museum's main focus was American art. In 2014, after decades of financial problems and mismanagement, the Corcoran was dissolved by court order. A new non-profit was established and the Corcoran's $2 billion, 17,000 piece art collection was given away for free to the National Gallery of Art. What works the NGA did not accession were donated to cultural institutions throughout Washington, D. C. and across the United States.

The Corcoran School of Art and Design was given to George Washington University along with the $200 million historic 17th Street building and $50 million. When the gallery was founded in 1869 by William Wilson Corcoran, the cofounder of Riggs Bank, it was one of the first fine art galleries in the country. Corcoran established the gallery, supported with an endowment, "for the perpetual establishment and encouragement of the Fine Arts." While an independent institution, the Corcoran was the oldest and largest non-federal art museum in the District of Columbia. Its mission was "dedicated to art and used for the purpose of encouraging the American genius." The Corcoran Gallery of Art was located at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, in the building that now houses the Renwick Gallery. Construction of that building started before the Civil War; the building, near completion, was used by the government as a warehouse during the Civil War. It was completed in 1874 and the gallery opened to the public.

By 1897, the Corcoran Gallery collection outgrew the space of its original building. A new building was designed by Ernest Flagg in a Beaux-Arts style; the 135,000 square feet building was built to house an expanded Corcoran collection in addition to the nascent school, formally founded in 1890. The new building features a pair of the Canova Lions, at its entrance; these lions were purchased at auction by the Corcoran Gallery in 1888 and placed in front of the museum at its original location. The iconic bronze castings were moved to their current location in 1897 when the museum moved to its current building at 17th Street and New York Avenue. In 1928, the art collection of former Senator William A. Clark joined the Corcoran in a new wing designed by Charles Adam Platt, inaugurated by President Calvin Coolidge. For decades, the Corcoran examined the possibility of adding on a final wing which would complete the campus footprint; these plans abruptly ended in 2005 after a Frank O. Gehry -designed wing was scrapped due to lack of funding, the remainder of the available property was sold to a private developer.

Throughout the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, the gallery continued to display its main collection from Corcoran, a few select major donors. At its peak, the museum owned a significant collection including work from Rembrandt Peale, Eugène Delacroix, Edgar Degas, Thomas Gainsborough, John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet, Mariano Fortuny, Pablo Picasso, Edward Hopper, Willem de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, Gene Davis, many others. Space was always a challenge - only a small percentage of the gallery's permanent collection was able to be displayed in the confines of the 17th Street gallery, which shared its 140,000 square feet with the art school. In 1989, the Corcoran Gallery of Art had agreed to host a traveling solo exhibit of Robert Mapplethorpe's works. Mapplethorpe decided to show a new series that he had explored shortly before his death, Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment curated by Janet Kardon of the Institute of Contemporary Art. Several Trustees of the Corcoran and U. S. Representatives Dick Armey and Jesse Helms were horrified when the works were revealed to them, the museum director, Christina Orr-Cahall succumbed to pressure and cancelled the exhibit, announced to its members through an exhibition preview invitation.

The Coalition of Washington Artists organized a demonstration to protest the Corcoran Gallery's cancellation of the exhibit. An estimated 700 people attended the demonstration. In June 1989, pop artist Lowell Blair Nesbitt became involved in the controversy over Mapplethorpe's work, it was at this time that Nesbitt, a long-time friend of Mapplethorpe, revealed that he had a $1.5 million bequest to the museum in his will. Nesbitt publicly promised that if the museum refused to host the exhibition he would revoke his bequest; the Corcoran refused and Nesbitt bequeathed the money to the Phillips Collection instead. After the Corcoran cancelled the Mapplethorpe exhibition, the underwriters of the exhibition went to the nonprofit Washington Project for the Arts, which showed the controversial images in its own space from July 21 to August 13, 1989, to large crowds; the 1990 NEA Appropriations Bill included language against "obscene" work. As a result of the controversy, more than a dozen artists canceled exhibitions while the director, Christina Orr-Cahall and moved to the Norton Museum of Art.

In its final years, the museum and its affiliated art and design college Corcoran School of the Arts and Design together had a staff of about 140 and an operating budget of about $24 million. Revenue came from grants and contributions, admissions fees, membership dues, gift shop

Kalin Iliev

Kalin Iliev is a Bulgarian writer and publicist. He is The Spring of the Emigrants, he wrote more than 20 plays, translated into all European languages including Russian and Ukrainian, as well as into Chinese. He had more than 30 publications and productions of his plays on the stages of leading Bulgarian theatres, he had more than 20 publications internationally and his plays were staged in over 10 countries other worldwide. He is the author of numerous articles. Iliev has won International literary awards, he is a member of the Society of Dramatic Composers. The Last Postmen - novel Story of the Mixed-Up Kingdom Spring of Immigrants - novel Spring of Immigrants. Morpho - novel, Maximum Dead Sea The Hunter The Big Mama The Ball of the Snakes The Border ISBN 385-435-47-2X, The Key The Bed-wetter A Fairy Tale About the End The Brothel The Border - Paris, France The Bed Wetter A Fairy Tale About the End The Key A Fairy Tale about the Incoherent Kingdom A Fairy Tale About the End The Border The Border The Big Mama Publication of Letter the performance - magazine - France Review ART-SCENE The Border - Theatre 14 July 2009 The Last Postman - Janet 45 International Theatre Research Magazine Oxford University, summer 2002 by ph.d Svetlana Pancheva Poveste despre sfarsitul lumii Story of the Mixed-Up Kingdom - annotation У КИЄВІ ПРЕДСТАВИЛИ УКРАЇНСЬКО-БОЛГАРСЬКУ ВИСТАВУ «МАМО, ДЕ ТИ?» - annotation У столичному Колесі болгарський режисер поставив драму земляка - annotation

Everything Goes Cold

Everything Goes Cold is an industrial band from California. Their lead singer, Eric Gottesman, is notable as a founding member of Industrial Metal band Psyclon Nine, a live musician with Ayria, Caustic, XP8, Unter Null, a number of other industrial bands. Everything Goes Cold has released two full-length albums to date, 2009's vs. General Failure and 2014's Black Out the Sun as well as two remix EPs and several digital singles. Both albums met with critical acclaim within the industrial music community; the first album featured guest appearances from Daniel Myer and other industrial luminaries, as well as production by Ted Phelps of Imperative Reaction, the second was produced by Wade Alin of Christ Analogue and The Atomica Project. In 2011, Everything Goes Cold completed a major US tour with Aesthetic Perfection and Faderhead, were featured at Festival Kinetik in Montreal, they completed another full US tour with Imperative Reaction, Ludovico Technique, The Witch Was Right in 2012, have conducted extensive regional tours in the interim.

Numerous remixes by Everything Goes Cold have been released, including mixes for 16volt and Ayria. Everything Goes Cold itself has, in turn, been remixed by Dismantled, Hate Dept. SAM, many more. One of only three remixes completed by defunct Los Angeles cult sensation Babyland was for Everything Goes Cold. Mike Blodgett - Keyboards/Backup Vocals, Drums Jamie Cronander - Guitar Eric Gottesman - Lead Vocals/Programming/Keyboards Morgan Tucker - Keyboards Conan Neutron - Keyboards/Backup Vocals Tyler Newman - Keyboards/Backup Vocals Kenny Pardo - Drums Sam Pfannkuche - Drums James Webb - Guitar Josh Zero - Keyboards/Backup Vocals Prepare To Be Refrigerated - 2008 - Sonic Mainline Fail - 2008 - Sonic Mainline Everything Goes Cold & XP8 Present: The Squidhead Liberation Front, Featuring Battery Cage and Claire Voyant - 2008 - No Label vs. General Failure - 2009 - Bit Riot Records The Tyrant Sun - 2012 - Metropolis Records Blackout The Sun - 2014 - Metropolis Records IAMERROR - 2014 - Metropolis Records Unter Null - Your Nightmare - Sick Fuck 2005 - Alfa Matrix Ayria - My Device - Flicker 2005 - Alfa Matrix Terrorfakt - Skullfucker - Reworks2: Friendly Fire 2007 - No Label Left Spine Down - Last Daze - Smartbomb 2.3: The Underground Mixes 2009 - Synthetic Sounds Caustic - BBB - Kinetik Festival Volume Two 2009 - Artoffact Records 16volt - Alkali: Cold - American Porn Songs // Remixed 2010 - Metropolis Records

Lamborghini Countach QVX

The Lamborghini Countach QVX referred to as the Lamborghini QVX, was a short-lived Group C sports racing car built in 1985. It was not built or designed by the Lamborghini factory, but instead used a Spice Engineering-built chassis and an engine derived from the Lamborghini Countach's V12. Lamborghini's British importer commissioned the car. Financial issues restricted it to one race, despite numerous entries in 1986 and a handful in 1987, but its one race showed the car had potential. In 1985, David Jolliffe, Lamborghini's official British importer, attempted to run the Lamborghini Countach LP5000S in Group B sports car racing, but was prohibited as the car's production run was insufficient to homologate the car. After the failure of this effort, he instead acquired a 5.7-litre V12 engine based on that used in the Countach QV and commissioned Luigi Marmiroli to develop the engine for Group C racing. Using lessons learned from Lamborghini's successful marine engines, the Lamborghini factory were able to extract between 650 and 700 horsepower from the engine, coupled to a Hewland VG-C transmission.

Jolliffe commissioned Spice Engineering to build and design the chassis, which had the modified Countach engine fitted. CC Motorsports were selected to run the car for the 1986 World Sportscar Championship season, with Tiff Needell and Mauro Baldi as the car's drivers. However, the team struggled to find sponsorship, Unipart were the only firm to fund the project. A few minor races followed in 1985 but, despite some successful performances, the financial issues were apparent; the team, now known as Portman Lamborghini attempted to run the Countach QVX in its first international race at the 360 km of Monza in April 1986. Three more no-shows followed, most notably including the 1986 24 Hours of Le Mans, before the car was run by Spice Engineering at the 500 km Kyalami in November 1986; as this was a non-championship race, the works teams of Jaguar and Lancia were not present. Tiff Needell drove the car and qualified seventh, behind all of the Porsche 956 and Porsche 962 entries, but ahead of the Zakspeed, the Tiga and the former-Joest Schuster Porsche 936C.

The first race saw Needell sitting in seventh, in a similar situation to qualifying. As a result, Needell was classified fifth overall, ahead of three other Group C1 cars; this would be the only time. The financial issues that the team had suffered from proved insurmountable and it would be another few years before another Lamborghini-engined car, the Konrad KM-011, entered a major sportscar race, in 1991. Spice Engineering attempted to enter a Lamborghini-engined Spice SE90C in the 1990 World Sportscar Championship but were unsuccessful, it would be ten years before a Lamborghini appeared in top-class sports car racing again

Luis Palomino

Luis Palomino is a Peruvian-American mixed martial artist who competes in the Lightweight division and is signed to the World Series of Fighting and Absolute Championship Berkut. He fought in the featherweight division, he has been a professional MMA competitor since 2006. In 2009, Palomino fought for Bellator Fighting Championships, where he competed in their Featherweight Tournament. Palomino began his career with 3–0 record, in the Absolute Fighting Championship promotion, one of which being a victory over future The Ultimate Fighter 7 competitor Jeremy May via unanimous decision. Palomino's next six fights ended via KO/TKO, whether he lost. During this stretch, Palomino had a record of 4–2. In his final fight prior to joining Bellator, Palomino fought John Mahlow for the XFC Lightweight Championship, in a bout, featured on the Inside MMA show. Palomino lost the fight via submission in the fifth round. Palomino joined Bellator to take part in their Bellator Season One: Featherweight Tournament.

His opening round fight was against Estevan Payan at Bellator 1. Palomino was knocked down by Payan and submitted with a rear naked choke in the first round, but time expired before Payan could finish the fight; the next two rounds were regarded as difficult to score and this led to the verdict of a split decision which didn't go Palomino's way. Despite his elimination from the featherweight tournament, Palomino stayed with the Bellator promotion and continued in the featherweight division, his opponent at Bellator 6 was Nick Gonzalez and Palomino defeated him via TKO in the second minute of the first round. Palomino next faced Troy Gerhart at Bellator 12 in a 150 lb bout and defeated him via unanimous decision. After the first season of Bellator ended, Palomino took a few fights outside of the promotion. Palomino lost his first fight to eventual The Ultimate Fighter winner Jonathan Brookins via submission in the second round. Palomino followed the loss up with two victories including wins over Rafael Dias by TKO and Jorge Masvidal via split decision.

In his next Bellator appearance at Bellator 21, Palomino defeated Jose Figueroa via unanimous decision in a lightweight bout. Palomino stayed with Bellator into the third season, his first fight of the season was against Yves Edwards at Bellator 24, which he lost via unanimous decision. Palomino signed with local promotion Championship Fighting Alliance, Palomino made his CFA debut on May 6, 2012 in Miami, Florida against Peter Grimes for the inaugural CFA Featherweight championship at CFA's inaugural event. Palomino defeated Grimes by submission due to an armbar at 4:59 of round 4. Palomino returned at CFA 04: Izquierdo vs. Cenoble on December 17, 2011 in Coral Gables, Florida against well known journeyman Charles Bennett. Palomino was able to use his speed advantage to counter punch the aggressive Bennett and knocked Bennett out at 3:59 of the first round. Palomino became only the second man to knock Bennet out. Palomino was scheduled to fight former Maximum Fighting Championship Lightweight Champion Antonio McKee at CFA 06 on April 13, 2012 in Coral Gables, Florida.

McKee was forced off the card due to an injury and was replaced by James Warfield, the fight was scheduled for the CFA Lightweight Championship but Warfield did not make the required weight of 155 pounds thus rescheduling the fight to a non-title bout. Warfield knocked Palomino down in the first round but Palomino was able to recover and control the rest of his fight by using his unorthodox and fast striking to pick Warfield thus winning by unanimous decision. Palomino next faced 2x Hero's Grand Prix winner and Strikeforce veteran Gesias Cavalcante at CFA 07: Never Give Up on June 30, 2012 in Coral Gables, Florida. Palomino became the first man to finish Cavalcante and he did so via third-round knockout due to punches. Palomino returned to action at CFA 09 on January 19, 2013 when he faced PRIDE veteran Luiz Firmino for the CFA Lightweight Championship, Palomino lost a unanimous decision after being outgrappled and taken down throughout the fight. Palomino bounced back from his previous defeat on May 24, 2013 at CFA 11 by knocking out Robert Washington in the first round.

Palomino faced The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner Efrain Escudero at CFA 12 on October 12, 2013. He lost the bout via unanimous decision. Palomino made his WSOF debut on January 18, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida against Jorge Patino, Palomino won via second-round knockout. Palomino faced champion Justin Gaethje for the WSOF Lightweight Championship at WSOF 19 on March 28, 2015, he lost the back-and-forth fight via TKO in the third round. Palomino faced Gaethje in a rematch on September 18, 2015 at WSOF 23, it was again a back-and-forth battle. Palomino next entered WSOF's one night Lightweight tournament to determine the number one contender for the Lightweight Championship, he won via knockout in the first round. He faced Brian Foster in the semifinals and lost via TKO in the second round. Palomino faced Chechen fighter Musa Khamanaev on January 13, 2017 at ACB 51, he won the fight via TKO in the second round. In the second fight he faced Marcos Vinicius Schmitz on May 20, 2017 at ACB 61, he won the fight via unanimous decision.

Palomino faced Yusuf Raisov on August 19, 2017 at ACB 67. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Xtreme Fighting Championships XFC Featherweight Championship Championship Fighting Alliance Championship Fighting Alliance Featherweight Championship 2012 Championship Fighting Alliance Most Valuable Fighter Knockout of the Night vs

Red River Delta

The Red River Delta is the flat low-lying plain formed by the Red River and its distributaries merging with the Thái Binh River in northern Vietnam. The delta has the smallest area but highest population density of all regions; the region measuring some 15,000 square km is well protected by a network of dikes. It is an agriculturally rich area and densely populated. Most of the land is devoted to rice cultivation. Eight provinces together with two municipalities, the capital Hanoi and the port Haiphong form the delta, it has a population of 23 million. The Red River Delta is the cradle of the Vietnamese nation. Water puppetry originated in the rice paddies here; the region was bombed by United States warplanes during the Vietnam War. The region was designated as the Red River Delta Biosphere Reserve as part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme in 2004. Quảng Ninh Province is sometimes included as a province of the Red River Delta. Alternatively, it is seen as part of the Northeast region. Hà Tây Province was merged into Hanoi in 2008.

Spanning some 150 km in width, the Red River Delta is located in the western coastal zone of the Gulf of Tonkin. The Red River is the second largest river in Vietnam and one of the five largest rivers on the East Asia coast, its catchment covers parts of China and Vietnam and its water and sediment discharges influence the hydrology in the Gulf of Tonkin. In 2003, of the 78 million people in Vietnam a third live in the Red River basin, including over 17 million people in the delta itself. There are many large industrial zones in the Red River delta clustering in Viet Tri, Hanoi and Nam Dinh. Most of the population works in rice cultivation but the delta region hosts other important economic activities such as fisheries, land reclamation for agriculture, harbor construction, mangrove forestry, etc; the socio-economic development in the delta is affected by seasonal storms, coastal erosion, salt water intrusion, etc. Though the Red River Delta makes up only 5% of Vietnam's land, 30% of the country's population live there, making it the most densely populated part of the country.

80% of the population are employed in agriculture, but the agricultural lands of the delta amount to only about.3-.5 hectares per household, making the limited supply of arable lands a significant constraint to improving living standards. Agriculturally the Red River Delta is the second most important rice-producing area in Vietnam, accounting for 20% of the national crop. Production of rice is close to optimal with little yield gap to exploit and employing double cropping techniques to achieve close to maximum yields; however the rich soil of the delta does present a possibility of crop diversification and there is potential for further development of aquaculture. With these developmental pressures the estuarine environment and ecosystem face degradation due to threats of pollution, over-fishing and aquaculture destroying natural habitats. See: Tran Duc Thanh, 2003. Researches in estuarine environment and ecosystem of red river: An overview on activities and results. Marine Resources and Environment.

T. X: 34-53. Publishing House Science and Technology. Hanoi. Red River Delta coalfield http://www.academia.edu/7225727/Towards_an_environmental_history_of_the_eastern_Red_River_Delta_Vietnam_c.900-1400