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Dandenong, Victoria

Dandenong is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 29 km south-east from the Melbourne CBD. Situated on the Dandenong Creek, it is 21.6 km from the Dandenong Ranges in eastern Victoria and unrelated in both location and nature. It is the administrative centre for the City of Greater Dandenong local government area. At the 2016 census, central Dandenong had a population of 29,906, it began as a township in 1852 and at the start of the 20th century was an important regional city with its own suburbs. During the mid-20th century it became a major metropolitan manufacturing and commercial area and conurbation of Greater Melbourne. A Business district, the former town centre, covers much of its area and is one of the largest in Greater Melbourne, it is undergoing major transit oriented urban renewal, first planned in the Melbourne 2030 strategy. Prior to the European settlement of Australia, the flat to undulating land was densely forested with red gum and was inhabited by the Woiwurrung Indigenous Australian tribe.

The name is thought to be derived from the Woiwurrung word "Tanjenong" meaning "lofty mountains" referring to the nearby Dandenong ranges. Another popular theory is that the name comes from'bad flour', or'no good damper'. A local tale revolves around local aboriginals obtaining a bag of lime and mistakenly using it to make damper. An old local hotel was the'No Good Damper Inn'. A third version has the name Dandenong coming from'a burning' and'the past' reflecting bushfires on the Dandenongs. Joseph Hawdon established a pastoral run on Narra Narrawong in 1837, bringing cattle from Sydney by land. Soon a few timber cutters and a police camp were located there. Dandenong Post Office opened on 1 July 1848. By 1850, the whole area had been taken up for grazing. Dandenong Creek was first bridged in 1840. A road was made from Melbourne, making Dandenong, by the late 1850s, an important staging post for travellers into Gippsland, it became known as the'gateway to Gippsland'. A township was surveyed in 1852.

Milling of the red gum timber became an important industry, charcoal burning, tanning and brick making flourished. A livestock market was established in 1866; the Western Port Aboriginal Protectorate Station was located north-east of Dandenong from 1840 to 1844. This area had been an important meeting and ceremonial site for Aboriginal tribes; the Native Police Corps established its headquarters there until its disbandment in 1852. The Police Paddocks were used for breeding and resting police horses. By 1861, there were 40 houses in the township housing 193 people. In 1866, Dandenong Market commenced trading, selling livestock, dairy products and other farm produce. Dandenong Shire was proclaimed in 1873; the Australian Handbook records the progress of the town by 1875. The Dandenong Town Hall, Lonsdale Street, was built in Free Classical style in 1890 as the combined Shire Hall and Mechanics Institute, at a cost of about 12,000 pounds; the architects were the contractor McCullogh and McAlpine. The two-storey, stucco rendered brick building, on a bluestone base course, features a lofty, Mansard-roofed, corner clock tower and projecting end wings with serlian motif windows and capped by pedimented niches.

The post-war industrial boom brought an influx of European migrants from Italy and Greece. This caused the creation of several suburbs of Dandenong including the public housing estate of Doveton. In the 1950s, Melbourne expanded south east along the Princes Highway and Dandenong railway line to Dandenong and beyond and it became major metropolitan manufacturing and commercial area as industry extended into the outer suburbs. By the late 1960s, it was a suburban area of Melbourne and central Dandenong was transformed by modern buildings, with the redevelopment of the post office to a two-storey modern building in 1960 followed by a three-storey office development for AMP in 1966 and Dandenong Railway Station in 1975. Development in Dandenong had stagnated since the opening of the Dandenong Plaza shopping centre which resulted in the closure of many shops in the central business district. Under the Melbourne 2030 policy, Dandenong was classified as a major activity centre due to its central location with regard to its access to transport.

These projects can be considered to be transit-oriented development, where population density is intended to be higher compared to other areas with poorer access to transport. In 2006, the Victorian Government committed $290 million towards the Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative, to transform central Dandenong into a vibrant and thriving economic and service hub; the State Government funding was spent on land acquisition and consolidation, delivery of infrastructure upgrades and facilitation of key catalyst projects such as the Australian Taxation Office, brand new Council Civic Centre and the State Government Services Hub. Dandenong's redevelopment is undertaken by Development Victoria, a Victorian Government agency responsible for urban renewal, in collaboration with the Greater Dandenong City Council; the project is a long-term project, expected to continue for 15 to 20 years. Metro 3175, named after Dandenong's postcode is a major redevelopment of the former Dandenong Livestock Market begun in November 2005 consisting of a mixed-use development consisting of 1100 residences as well as cafes and restaurants.

Because the site is isolated from the rest of the central Dandenong area, George Street was widened and extended with a bridge across the railway lines to improve access between the precincts. The bridge provides access for cars and cyclists a

Teatro Flavio Vespasiano

The Teatro Flavio Vespasiano is a theater and opera house in Rieti, a city in the Lazio region of Italy. Planning for the theatre began in the early 19th century, but construction did begin until 1883. Named after the Roman emperor Vespasian, born near Rieti, the theatre was designed by Achille Sfondrini, the architect responsible for the Teatro Costanzi in Rome, its inaugural performance took place on 20 September 1893 with a double bill of Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana and Gounod's Faust. In 1898, an earthquake destroyed the cupola's frescoes; the building was repaired and the cupola repainted by Giulio Rolland, who depicted a Roman Triumph. The atrium was decorated by Antonino Calcagnadoro with allegorical theatrical figures. Guglielmo Ballester depicted an Allegory of Music. Major restoration works took place from 2005 until 2009; the structure, known for its good acoustics, is still active in presenting performances

Get Santa

Get Santa is a 2014 British Christmas comedy film directed and written by Christopher Smith. The film stars Rafe Spall, Warwick Davis, Jodie Whittaker and Kit Connor. A few days before Christmas, Steve Anderson, a former getaway driver, is released on parole from prison, with his parole officer, informing him that she will consider any occasion where he misses his meetings with her as a violation of his parole and send him back to prison. Amid reports of reindeer wandering the streets of London, Steve is surprised when his son, calls him to claim that he has found Santa in his family shed. Steve responds to the call, but although Santa mentions a time Steve saw a shooting star as a child, he dismisses'Santa' as a madman and sends him out of the shed. Alone, Santa tries to retrieve his reindeer from police lock-up, but is caught when he tries to catapult one of them out and is sent to prison; the next morning, Steve appears for his first scheduled day with Tom, but Tom refuses to go anywhere but to see Santa at prison.

Santa instructs Steve on how to find his reindeer, hence his crashed sleigh, in return Steve provides him with a few pointers on how to cope in prison. While Santa is asked to act as the Father Christmas for the local prison party, Steve finds the field where the reindeer have been taken, with Tom establishing which reindeer is the leader, Dasher, as Dasher communicates through flatulence, they are able to find the sleigh, but when Steve calls Santa to update him, he accidentally releases all of the magic dust the sleigh needs to fly. Stuck for options, Steve agrees to go to Hermey's Tower in Suffolk, where Santa informs him that he will find help, based on a book in the sleigh's glove compartment, despite this trip meaning that Steve will miss his parole hearing. Despite such delays as difficulty hitch-hiking and a close call that forces them to steal costumes from a pantomime, they are able to reach Hermey's Tower, but are unable to work out what to do next. Back at the prison, Santa manages to convince the other prisoners of his identity when they see letters hit the window addressed to Santa, followed by Santa recounting some of the last presents he left for the criminals when they were children.

However, when Ruth comes to prison to report Steve has missed his parole hearing, she not only identifies him as the man who stole Dasher, but identifies Santa as'Harry Mitchell', arrested while trying to climb down a chimney over twenty years ago but escaped en route. However, the prisoners begin to acknowledge the truth when an emergency news report reveals that Australian children have woken up with no presents in their stockings. With Santa transferred to solitary, Steve contemplates giving up, but Tom is able to translate a clue in the book to work out how to open Hermey's Tower, one of several receiving towers that pick up the letters to Santa and divert them to Lapland. Travelling through the letter-tunnel and Tom reach Elf City, where Steve convinces the elves to let him use an old sleigh to rescue Santa from prison while deploying a squirrel called Oswald to release the other reindeer, Steve arguing that those children who have woken up without presents may find them in other areas.

Reaching the prison, they are able to use a magic slinky to enlarge a small chimney so that Steve and Tom can enter the prison. At the same time, Santa is about to be transferred to solitary, but attempts a break-out with the aid of a dwarf prisoner known as'Sally', culminating in a fight in the prison gym that ends when Santa punches the guard responsible for supervising the transfer when he says he hates Christmas; as Santa and Sally attempt to break out through a tunnel, Steve writes a letter to Santa so that it will lead him to the tunnel, where they intercept Allison, Tom's mother, as she drives to the prison looking for Tom. When the police discover the car, Allison is forced to go along with the request to take them to a park, Santa buying time by using a gun loaded with reindeer droppings as a distraction, they reach the park where Oswald has reassembled the sleigh and the reindeer, Santa inviting Sally to accompany him, just before the police and Ruth arrive. As Ruth asks why'Santa' would choose Steve to help him, Santa notes that Steve is commendable because he never stops trying, consoles Tom that adults can make mistakes but just need a chance to believe in the magic of Christmas.

With that, Santa takes off in the sleigh and departs for his night's work, wishing them all a Merry Christmas and thanking Steve and Tom for their help, expressing faith that the police will let him off once they see the truth. Jim Broadbent as Santa Claus Rafe Spall as Steve Anderson Kit Connor as Tom Anderson Stephen Graham as Barber Ewen Bremner as PC Finkerton Jodie Whittaker as Alison Anderson Michael Walter as Entwhistle Warwick Davis as Sally Joanna Scanlan as Ruth Nonso Anozie as Knuckles Perry Benson as Jimbo Matt King as Brian Joshua McGuire as Tony Hera Hilmar as WPC Boyle Craig Fackrell as The Haircut Bjarne Henriksen as Lars On 12 May 2011, THR announced that Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions is producing an "untitled Christmas family film", Christopher Smith is set to write and direct the film. On 8 May 2013, Jim Broadbent joined the cast to play the lead role of Santa Claus in the film, produced by Liza Marshall. In November 2013, BFI Film Fund supported the film's production with £1 million, set to begin filming in early 2014.

On 16 January 2014, while filming was underway, more cast was added to the film, including Rafe Spall, Stephen Graham, Ewen Bremner, Jodie Whittaker, Warwick Davis, Joanna Scanlan, Nonso Anozie. Warner Bros. released the film in United Kingdom, while Altitude Film Sales handled the international sales. A nine-year-old son's character will be played by a new young actor Kit

The New American Academy

The New American Academy is a Crown Heights, New York public school, PS 770, which opened in the fall of 2010. The school opened to kindergarten and first grade and will grow with the students each year to include fifth grade; the school was founded by and is led by Shimon Waronker, who has a bachelor's degree from Rabbinical College of America and a master's degree from Touro College. The New American Academy puts sixty children in a large classroom; the New American Academy has four teachers with sixty students in one classroom. Waronker modeled The New American Academy after Phillips Exeter Academy's methods; the New York City Department of Education withdrew a proposal to expand The New American Academy with a middle school after less than ten percent of The New American Academy's first class of third-graders passed state examinations in the spring of 2013 before a vote by the Panel for Educational Policy on October 30, 2013. Just two students out a class of twenty-two students passed the 2013 spring New York state math and reading tests.

As of November 4, 2013, more than half of The New American Academy's first class of forty first-graders were no longer enrolled or failed to be promoted to the fourth grade, city statistics show. Official website

1958 in Canadian television

The following is a list of events affecting Canadian television in 1958. Events listed include television show debuts, finales and channel launches; the Board of Broadcast Governors was established to be the “watchdog” of Canadian broadcasting under the new Broadcasting Act of 1958. The formation of the BBG, prompted by public demand for alternative programming choices, lead to the establishment of “second” television stations in eight cities across the country; the CBC's first live coast-to-coast live television broadcast was aired after the cross-country microwave network was completed thanks to the cooperation with Bell Media, opening 6,400 kilometres worth of microwave links carrying television signals, teletype messages, telephone calls. Canadian Bandstand The Friendly Giant Wayne and Shuster Show Country Canada CBC News Magazine The National The C. G. E. Show Circle 8 Ranch The Friendly Giant Front Page Challenge Hockey Night in Canada Maggie Muggins Open House Wayne and Shuster Show 1958 in Canada 1958 in television CBC Directory of Television Series at Queen’s University

Unforgettable (Nat King Cole album)

Unforgettable is an original jazz compilation by Nat King Cole. It was released on a 10 inch LP in 1952, it was reissued on a 12 inch LP in 1954. "Unforgettable" - 3:13 "A Portrait of Jennie" - 3:09 "What'll I Do?" - 3:05 "Lost April" - 2:58 "Answer Me, My Love" - 2:38 "Hajji Baba" - 3:07 "Too Young" - 3:13 "Mona Lisa" - 3:16 " For Sentimental Reasons" - 2:54 "Red Sails in the Sunset" - 3:17 "Pretend" - 2:44 "Make Her Mine" - 2:57tracks 5, 6, 11 and 12 were not part of the original 10 inch LP release but were added to the 1954 releases. Nat King Cole – vocals The Nat King Cole Trio – on "I Love You for Sentimental Reasons," "What'll I Do?" and "Lost April" The Carlyle Hall Strings – on "Lost April" and "Portrait of Jennie" Les Baxter's Orchestra – on "Mona Lisa" and "Too Young" Pete Rugolo's Orchestra – on "Red Sails in the Sunset" Nelson Riddle's Orchestra – on "Unforgettable," "Pretend," "Answer Me My Love," "Make Her Mine" and "Hajji Baba" Lee Gillette – producer Capitol H-357 Capitol T-357 A Pile o' Cole Nat King Cole Website discogs.com Personnel listing from Rato Records