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Defence of the Realm

Defence of the Realm is a 1986 British political thriller film directed by David Drury, starring Gabriel Byrne, Greta Scacchi, Denholm Elliott, with Robbie Coltrane in a supporting role. The film takes its title from the Defence of the Realm Act 1914, passed in the United Kingdom at the start of the First World War, which gave the government wide-ranging powers during the war. Following the cover up of a crash of a nuclear bomber at an American Air Force base in the UK, Dennis Markham, a prominent Member of Parliament and opponent of the American nuclear presence in the United Kingdom, is planning to ask questions about it in Parliament. Before he can, he is reported by a London paper to have been seen leaving a woman's home on the same evening as she is visited by a military attaché from East Germany, Markham's loyalty to his country is questioned, he is forced to resign. The author of the newspaper exposé, Nick Mullen, continues his work alongside colleague Vernon Bayliss who suspects that Markham was framed.

When Bayliss dies from a supposed heart attack the same night as Bayliss' flat is ransacked by someone, not after money or valuables, Mullen suspects something deeper at work. He finds some evidence of the cover-up of a near-accident at a nuclear site and a secret US Air Force base. With the help of Markham's secretary, Nina Beckman, Mullen continues to investigate the affair despite a break in of his flat and other attempts of the British Government to stop him. In the end and Beckman are killed in an explosion, but Mullen's story about the cover-up is published. Gabriel Byrne as Nicholas'Nick' Mullen Greta Scacchi as Nina Beckman Denholm Elliott as Vernon Bayliss Ian Bannen as Dennis Markham Fulton Mackay as Victor Kingsbrook Bill Paterson as Jack Macleod David Calder as Harry Champion Frederick Treves as Arnold Reece Robbie Coltrane as Leo McAskey Halliwell's Film Guide described it as an "efficient political melodrama too old-fashioned to start a cult." Denholm Elliott's performance has been singled out for particular praise.

Roger Ebert wrote: "The acting is strong throughout, but Elliott is effective. What is it about this actor, in so many different kinds of movies and seems to make each role special? Here he is needed to suggest integrity and scruples, does it simply by the way he looks... Defence of the Realm ends on a bleak and cynical note – unless you count the somewhat contrived epilogue – and gets there with intelligence and a sharp, bitter edge." Radio Times gives the film four stars out of five, claiming: "The role of the sozzled veteran reporter who for once finds himself involved in a meaningful story is brought wonderfully to life by Denholm Elliott... Gabriel Byrne, as Elliott's ambitious young colleague, is less effective, but the film has plenty of tension and co-star Greta Scacchi proves a worthy accomplice." Denholm Elliott won a BAFTA for best supporting actor. Defence of the Realm on IMDb Defence of the Realm at Rotten Tomatoes Defence of the Realm at AllMovie

Pearlman Mountain Cabin

The Pearlman Mountain Cabin is a cottage in Idyllwild, United States. It was designed by John Lautner in 1957, it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as "character-defining" for the architectural style of the organic architecture. The weekend cottage was commissioned by Carl K. Pearlman, a urologist from neighbouring Orange County; the building lot was chosen by his wife Agnes. In the 1950s the area around Idyllwild was a popular hideaway among the upper middle class of Los Angeles, just two hours away; the Pearlmans had purchased a lot, considered to be fraught with problems: It had a slope of up to 40 % and was full of rocks. Several architects refused to design and erect a weekend home on the property, but recommended John Lautner to the couple who had a reputation to be an expert for unusual projects. Lautner provided a first draft of his plans in 1956, the actual building started in 1957. Construction was conducted by an uncle of Agnes Pearlman. Carl K. Pearlman died in 1998.

The cabin is being owned by his daughter Nancy. As may other buildings constructed by Lautner the Pearlman Mountain Cabin is being assigned to the organic architecture, a term coined by Lautner's teacher Frank Lloyd Wright; the point of departure was a sloping forest property in the western San Jacinto Mountains at about 1800 meters altitude. Among numerous pine trees was a large boulder. Lautner decided to overbuild the boulder with a circular platform and to construct the cabin as a cylinder, its flat, overhanging roof being supported by tree trunks encircling the cabin; the valley-facing living room covers about half of the floor space of the building. Apart from the supporting tree trunks, its outer wall consists of glass windows that form a zigzag line resembling a semi-circle. Since half of the entire wall of the building consists of glass windows the view of the visitor is automatically drawn to the landscape outside the house; because of the large size and the unusual collocation of the windows the boundaries between inside and outside become blurred for the viewer.

Towards the hillside a solid, semicircular wall with small windows confines the living room. Roof and facade have been designed to provide good acoustics inside, the trigger being that Agnes Pearlman was a talented pianist. From the cylinder-shaped living room doors lead to two annexes: an observation deck. Pearlman Mountain Cabin in the Pacific Coast Architecture Database Pearlman Mountain Cabin in the National Register of Historic Places

Yeshivas Knesses Yisrael (Slabodka)

Yeshivas Knesses Yisrael was a yeshiva located in the Lithuanian town of Slabodka, adjacent to Kovno. It was known colloquially as the "mother of yeshivas" and was devoted to high-level study of the Talmud, it functioned from the late 19th century until World War II. From the second half of the 19th century, Kovno became a center of Jewish cultural activity in Lithuania. Prominent there were Rabbi Yitzchak Elchanan Spektor; the yeshivot of Slobodka, in particular the Or HaChaim yeshivah founded by Tzvi Levitan about 1863, attracted students from other countries and were headed by noted scholars. Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel known as "Der Alter fun Slabodka", introduced Musar ideals there. Headed by the rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Epstein, the Alter's yeshiva was known as the Slobodka yeshivah from 1881. Subsequently, there was opposition among the students to the Musar method, in 1897 the yeshivah was divided into two; the followers of Musar established the Knesses Yisrael yeshivah, named after Rabbi Yisroel Salanter, while its opponents founded the Knesset Beit Yitzchak yeshivah, named after Rabbi Spektor.

The yeshiva ceased operation during the Holocaust. A 1924 edict requiring enlistment in the military or supplementary secular studies in the yeshiva led a large number of students in the Slabodka yeshiva to relocate to Palestine; the Alter of Slabodka sent Rabbi Avraham Grodzinski to head this group and establish the yeshiva in Hebron. A branch was established in Bnei Brak. Gedaliah Alon, Israeli historian Pessah Bar-Adon, Israeli archaeologist and writer Ezriel Carlebach and editorial writer David Cohen, talmudist and kabbalist Ben-Zion Dinur, Zionist activist, educator and Israeli politician Tzvi Hirsch Ferber, rabbi in Soho, London Eliezer Yehuda Finkel, rosh yeshiva of Mir yeshiva in both Poland and Jerusalem Tzvi Pesach Frank, halakhic scholar and Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Lazarus Goldschmidt and translator of the Babylonian Talmud into German Avraham Grodzinski, mashgiach ruchani, Slabodka yeshiva Reuven Grozovsky, rosh yeshiva, Yeshiva Torah Vodaas Yosef Zvi HaLevy, Israeli rabbi and head of the rabbinical court for Tel Aviv-Yafo Yitzchok Hutner, rosh yeshiva, Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin Meyer Juzint, American Talmudic scholar Avraham Kalmanowitz, rosh yeshiva, Mir yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York Yaakov Kamenetsky, rosh yeshiva, Yeshiva Torah Vodaas Avraham Elya Kaplan, rosh yeshiva, Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary Aharon Kotler, rosh yeshiva, Beth Medrash Govoha Dovid Leibowitz, rosh yeshiva, Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yisrael Meir HaKohen Yehuda Levenberg, chief rabbi and rosh yeshiva in New Haven, CT Yeruchom Levovitz, mashgiach ruchani, Mir yeshiva Saul Lieberman, professor of Talmud, Jewish Theological Seminary of America Avigdor Miller, mashgiach ruchani, Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin, community rabbi Ephraim Oshry, Lithuanian-born posek, rabbi of Beth Hamedrash Hagodol and Holocaust survivor Eliezer Palchinsky, rosh yeshiva, Yeshivas Beis Aryeh, Jerusalem Shlomo Polachek, Talmudic scholar and one of the earliest rosh yeshivas in America Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, rosh yeshiva, Yeshivas Ner Yisroel, Baltimore Yechezkel Sarna, rosh yeshiva, Hebron yeshiva Elazar Shach, rosh yeshiva, Ponovezh yeshiva Moshe Shatzkes, Polish-born rabbi and rosh yeshiva, Yeshivas Grodno Zalman Sorotzkin, Polish-born rabbi Selig Starr, Talmudic instructor, Hebrew Theological College Isaac Stollman, rabbi and religious Zionist leader Naftoli Trop, rosh yeshiva, Raduń Yeshiva Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg, rosh yeshiva, Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary Harry Austryn Wolfson, Harvard University scholar Nissan Yablonsky, rosh yeshiva, Hebrew Theological College Moshe Zilberg, Israeli jurist Slabodka yeshiva Hebron Yeshiva Yeshiva of Slobodka, YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe

Deer Island (New Brunswick)

Deer Island is one of the Fundy Islands in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. It is at the entrance to Passamaquoddy Bay; the island was first settled by colonists around 1770. Administratively it is in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, At 45 km2, it is the largest in the West Isles Parish which had a 2001 population of 851, it has three communities: Fairhaven and Lords Cove. There is a primary school on the island, while older pupils attend Fundy High School on the mainland; the economy is fishing and aquaculture based although tourism is growing. The Old Sow, the largest tidal whirlpool in the western hemisphere can be viewed from Deer Island Point Park; the major route is New Brunswick Route 772. The year round L'Etete to Deer Island Ferries run by the government, Deer Island Princess II and Abnaki II, connect Deer Island with L'Etete, New Brunswick on the mainland. During the summer operated ferries, through East Coast Ferries Ltd, operate the Cummings Cove to Welshpool Ferry, Hopper II, to Campobello Island.

The Cummings Cove to Eastport Ferry, Fundy Trail II to Maine, has been defunct since 2014. Aids to Navigation Canadian Coast Guard

1992–93 Nationalliga A season

The 1992–93 Nationalliga A season was the 55th season of the Nationalliga A, the top level of ice hockey in Switzerland. 10 teams participated in the league, EHC Kloten won the championship. Game 1: EHCK-EHCB 8:1 Game 2: EHCB-EHCK 1:4 Game 3: EHCK-EHCB 6:2 Game 4: EHCB-EHCK 2:4 Game 1: HCL-EVZ 3:2 Game 2: EVZ-HCL 0:3 Game 3: HCL-EVZ 2:1 Game 4: EVZ-HCL 4:2 Game 5: HCL-EVZ 4:0 Game 1: SCB-HCAP 3:4 Game 2: HCAP-SCB 5:1 Game 3: SCB-HCAP 4:2 Game 4: HCAP-SCB 3:2 Game 5: SCB-HCAP 2:3 Game 1: HCFG-ZSC 4:3 Game 2: ZSC-HCFG 3:4 Game 3: HCFG-ZSC 8:4 Game 4: ZSC-HCFG 4:6 Game 1: EHCK-HCL 1:3 Game 2: HCL-EHCK 1:2 SO Game 3: EHCK-HCL 5:1 Game 4: HCL-EHCK 2:4 Game 1: HCFG-HCAP 9:2 Game 2: HCAP-HCFG 2:6 Game 3: HCFG-HCAP 1:2 Game 4: HCAP-HCFG 2:4 Game 1: EHCK-HCFG 4:2 Game 2: HCFG-EHCK 4:7 Game 3: EHCK-HCFG 4:2 Game 1: HCD-EHCB 6:5 Game 2: EHCB-HCD 1:8 Game 3: HCD-EHCB 9:0 Game 4: EHCB-HCD 1:3 Game 1: EHCC-HCM 5:0 Game 2: HCM-EHCC 7:5 Game 3: EHCC-HCM 4:1 Game 4: HCM-EHCC 4:8 Game 5: EHCC-HCM 7:2 Game 1: EHCO-SCH 5:4 Game 2: SCH-EHCO 2:3 Game 3: EHCO-SCH 4:1 Game 4: SCH-EHCO 3:4 Game 1: HCA-SCRJ 4:6 Game 2: SCRJ-HCA 5:2 Game 3: HCA-SCRJ 3:4 Game 4: SCRJ-HCA 6:2 Game 1: HCD-EHCC 4:0 Game 2: EHCC-HCD 3:4 Game 3: HCD-EHCC 4:3 Game 1: EHCO-SCRJ 4:3 Game 2: SCRJ-EHCO 3:4 Game 3: EHCO-SCRJ 8:4HC Davos and EHC Olten were promoted to the Nationalliga A. HC Ajoie and EHC Chur were relegated to the Nationalliga B.

Championnat de Suisse 1992/93


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