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Dome Cinema, Worthing

The Dome Cinema, West Sussex, England, is a grade II* listed building owned by PDJ Cinemas Ltd. The Dome Cinema, which has three screens and a Projectionist's Bar is run by PDJ Cinemas, while Alfresco Services run two function rooms and the cafe at the front of the building, it has closed for refurbishment several times, most between December 2005 and July 2007. The name derives from the distinctive dome on top of a three-storey tower over the entrance; the Dome is an Edwardian building and one of the oldest working cinemas in England, was opened in 1911. It was opened by Swiss impresario Carl Adolf Seebold, it was named The Kursaal — a German word translating as "cure hall". The Kursaal was used as a health entertainment complex by visitors to the seaside town. At the time it contained the Coronation Hall, used for roller skating, exhibitions and events, the Electric Theatre, the first cinema run for paying audiences in West Sussex. Following the outbreak of World War I leading residents of the town objected to the German name and after a competition with a prize of £1, the Cinema was renamed "The Dome".

Carl Adolf Seebold moved to Worthing in 1904, from Southend where his family had lived for several years. Seebold acquired the site of the future Dome in 1906. Seebold began construction of the Kursaal in 1910, after he hired Theophilus Arthur Allen as architect for the sum of £4000. Similar businesses enterprises that functioned as both health spas and entertainment complexes existed on the Continent that were named Kursaal and Seebold Swiss, was aware of these and used them as a road map for his enterprise. Seebold's Kursaal opened in 1911. At this time the site retained the extensive gardens of the previous site. Seebold's additions were the Coronation Hall, a skating rink and the Electric Theatre, which displayed short, silent cartoons; the following year Seebold added an awning to cover the garden for all weather use. The films Seebold showed in the Electric Theatre were sufficiently profitable that he converted the Coronation Hall so that it could serve as a second cinema screen in 1913.

World War I broke out on 28 July 1914 and after casualties began to mount the residents became anti-German. To save his successful business, Seebold held a competition in 1915 for a new name; the grand prize was £1.00. In a retrospective published by The Argus on 4 September 2003 it is stated: The £1 prize was divided among the first four people to write in: Miss Mary Summers, of Church Walk, it was not until long after World War I had drawn to a close in 1918 that the Dome was converted into a proper, full-time cinema. Seebold had arranged for a raked floor to be added to the Coronation Hall as a temporary measure in 1914 but it was not until 1921 that the change was made permanent when the Dome was re-modelled by architect R. Kirksby for a sum of £8000; this area was to remain in continuous use as a cinema until the Dome was closed for refurbishment on 5 January 1999. During the remodelling carried out by Mr Kirksby a plaster ceiling was added to the main theatre, along with a large, wood-panelled foyer and a polygonal ticket booth that remained in the building as of 2004.

It was at this time that the Electric Theatre was converted into a ballroom. For some years the Dome had been the centre of a controversy in that Seebold showed films on Sunday, considered a violation of the Sabbath. Local clergymen and town councillors had been attempting to stop this practice for some time, but Magistrates upheld Seebold's application to carry on, it was during the 1920s that the Dome saw competition in the form of the Picturedrome, today known as the Connaught Theatre, Worthing. Seebold retaliated to his rival by opening the Rivoli cinema in 1924. By 1926 he owned the Picturedrome. Seebold continued to enjoy a monopoly in the area until more cinemas opened in the 1930s; the Plaza opened in 1933 and the Odeon in 1934. In the days before television, cinema was popular and the town could sustain five theatres; the Dome carried on, albeit in reduced circumstances, with few changes until fear of German invasion in World War II caused it to close. It reopened under continued business, though not without incident.

A resident of Worthing recalled the following case of enemy action for a BBC history project. I was 14 and allowed to start work. I started working as a projectionist in the cinema, as a rewind boy, like an apprentice projectionist. I was working in the Dome Cinema, right on the sea front at Worthing. On the sea front there were anti. There were ATS women that worked the telescope, it was a long horizontal one. You looked into the middle of it and could see any aircraft, coming in. If the gunners couldn't see the planes the ATS used to direct them. I used to fire watch. I wasn't about every 3rd night. I was on watch one night and a bomb was dropped but it didn't explode, it went underground and under the cinema. Everywhere was evacuated; the bomb disposal people had a job getting down to it because Worthing beach is all shingles and every time they dug down it just filled back in. They had a hell of a job shoring it up, it took them a good 2 weeks to get to the bomb and at any time it may have gone off!

I didn't get 2 weeks off work though. The owner had another cinema up in the town and I went to work there; this story was submitted to the People's War site by Jacci Phillips of the CSV Action Desk at BBC Hereford and Worcester on behalf of Fred Stamp and

Kettleman City, California

Kettleman City is a census-designated place in Kings County, United States. Kettleman City is located 28 miles southwest of Hanford, 54 miles south of Fresno, at an elevation of 253 feet, sits only about 1/2 mile North of the 36th parallel north latitude, it is part of the Hanford–Corcoran Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,439 at the 2010 census, down from 1,499 at the 2000 census. Kettleman City is near the halfway point between Los Angeles and San Francisco or Sacramento on Interstate 5 at Exit 309, thus is a major stopping point for food and lodging. Kettleman City is located on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley at the base of the Kettleman Hills, near the historic shoreline of what used to be Tulare Lake, its coordinates are 36°00′30″N 119°57′42″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.2 square miles, all of it land. Kettleman City is divided into two areas; the commercial zone of gas and lodging businesses is at Kettleman Junction, where Interstate 5 and State Route 41 meet.

The residential area together with some retail businesses and county government buildings is located about 1.2 mi north on State Route 41. The California Aqueduct crosses State Route 41 between these two areas. Kettleman City has a climate typical of that of the San Joaquin Valley, with hot, dry summers and cool winters characterized by dense Tule fog; the average annual precipitation is 7.12 in, falling from November through April. It is located in hardiness zone 9a. Kettleman City has a number of fast food restaurants at its freeway exit; the community has no grocery stores other than convenience markets. Kettleman City has no street lights and no sidewalks; the Kettleman Hills were named after Dave Kettelman, a pioneer sheep-raiser and cattleman who grazed his animals there in the 1860s. Kettleman Hills long ago in the early 1900s was a crossing for people who would travel from Lemoore to Kettleman City by ferry; as the Tulare Lake receded in the late 1920s, this stretch between the two cities became State Route 41.

Oil was discovered in the Kettleman Hills in 1928, at the Kettleman North Dome Oil Field, which became one of the most productive oil fields in the United States in the early 1930s. Thousands of spectators came to see the gusher that spouted pure gasoline for weeks. A. Manford Brown, a real estate developer, founded the town of Kettleman City in 1929, he donated land for the community church. The main street was called Brown Street after him. A branch library was established in 1930. By 1940, Kettleman City had a population of about 600; the first post office opened in 1929. The early 1970s saw two substantial projects that had significant impacts on the community: the completion of the California Aqueduct and the opening of Interstate 5; the facility operated by Waste Management, Inc. opened in the late 1970s. Despite the name, Kettleman City is not an incorporated California city, remains a census-designated place. Interstate 5 State Route 41 Kings Area Rural Transit's Hanford-Avenal serves Kettleman City.

KART provides vanpool service for commuters and Dial-A-Ride services throughout Kings County as well as to Fresno. Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach/Orange Belt Stages has a bus stop in Kettleman City; the 2010 United States Census reported that Kettleman City had a population of 1,439. The population density was 6,819.9 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Kettleman City was 478 White, 4 African American, 8 Native American, 1 Asian, 0 Pacific Islander, 887 from other races, 61 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,383 persons; the Census reported that 1,439 people lived in households, 0 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 0 were institutionalized. There were 350 households, out of which 232 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 177 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 82 had a female householder with no husband present, 41 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 42 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 3 same-sex married couples or partnerships.

30 households were made up of individuals and 11 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.11. There were 300 families; the population was spread out with 553 people under the age of 18, 157 people aged 18 to 24, 415 people aged 25 to 44, 235 people aged 45 to 64, 79 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.0 males. There were 367 housing units at an average density of 1,739.3 per square mile, of which 135 were owner-occupied, 215 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.7%. 564 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 875 people lived in rental housing units. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,499 people, 320 households, 289 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 8,691.4 people per square mile. There were 329 housing units at an average density of 1,907.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 26.62% White, 0.40% Black or African American, 1.87% Native American, 66.18% from other races, 4.94% from two or more races.

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The Tyranni are a clade of passerine birds that includes more than 1,000 species, the large majority of which are South American. It is named after the type genus Tyrannus; these have a different anatomy of the syrinx musculature than the oscines, hence its common name of suboscines. The available morphological, DNA sequence, biogeographical data, as well as the fossil record, agree that these two major passerine suborders are evolutionarily distinct clades. According to Sibley and Ahlquist's DNA-DNA hybridization studies the Tyranni can be divided into three infraorders: Acanthisittides and Tyrannides; the first, containing the Acanthisittidae, is of disputed position. Current opinion is that they are more a distinct and ancient lineage, constitute a suborder on their own; the Eurylaimides contain the Old World suboscines – distributed in tropical regions around the Indian Ocean – and a single American species, the sapayoa: Calyptomenidae Eurylaimidae: broadbills Philepittidae: asities Sapayoidae: broad-billed sapayoa Pittidae: pittasThe former four are placed into a distinct superfamily from the pittas, Eurylaimoidea.

More as passeriform relationships become better resolved, there is an increasing trend to elevate the Eurylaimides to suborder rank. The Tyrannides contain all the suboscines from the Americas, except the broad-billed sapayoa: Furnariidae: ovenbirds and woodcreepers Thamnophilidae: antbirds Formicariidae: antthrushes Grallariidae: antpittas Rhinocryptidae: tapaculos Conopophagidae: gnateaters and gnatpittas Melanopareiidae: crescent chests Tyrannidae: tyrant-flycatchers Tityridae: tityras and allies. However, as indicated above, DNA-DNA hybridization has shown to be not well suited to reliably resolve the suboscine phylogeny, it was determined that there was a simple dichotomy between the antbirds and allies, the tyrant-flycatchers and allies. Given that the "parvorder" arrangement advanced is obsolete - more so if the Eurylaimides are elevated to a distinct suborder - it would be advisable to rank the clades as superfamilies, or if the broadbill group is considered a separate suborder, as infraorders.

In the former case, the name Furnarioidea would be available for the tracheophones, whereas "Tyrannoidea", the "bronchophone" equivalent, has not yet been formally defined. In the latter case, the tracheophones would be classified as "Furnariides", while the Tyrannides would be restricted to the tyrant-flycatchers and other "bronchophone" families; the tracheophones contain the Furnariidae, Thamnophilidae and Conopophagidae. The tyrant-flycatcher clade includes the namesake family, the Tityridae, the Cotingidae, the Pipridae. Ohlson, J. I.. G. P.. "Phylogeny and classification of the New World suboscines". Zootaxa. 3613: 1–35. Doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3613.1.1. Irestedt, Martin. P.: Systematic relationships and biogeography of the tracheophone suboscines. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 23: 499–512. Doi:10.1016/S1055-790300034-9

Breda Ba.75

The Breda Ba.75 was an Italian prototype two-seat reconnaissance and ground-attack aircraft designed and built by the Società Italiana Ernesto Breda. Only one aircraft was built and the type did not enter production. Based on the design of the earlier Ba.65 the Ba.75 was larger and was a mid-wing cantilever monoplane and unlike the Ba.65 had a fixed tailwheel landing gear. The Ba.75 was powered by a 900 hp Isotta-Fraschini K.14 radial piston engine. The bottom and lower sides of the fuselage were glazed to allow observation of the ground; the only Ba.75 was built and test flown in 1939. Data from General characteristics Crew: 2 Length: 11.30 m Wingspan: 15.60 m Height: 3.10 m Powerplant: 1 × Isotta-Fraschini K.14 radial piston engine, 670 kW Performance Maximum speed: 375 km/h Cruise speed: 300 km/h Range: 1,700 km Armament Guns: 2 × 12.7mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns

Momoe Nakanishi

Momoe Oe, née Nakanishi, born July 7, 1980 is a Japanese retired professional wrestler, better known by her maiden name, Momoe Nakanishi. Nakanishi made her debut for the All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling in July 1996 at the age of sixteen and during the next seven years, won all of the promotion's top titles, including the WWWA World Single Championship and the WWWA World Tag Team Championship. In 2003, Nakanishi quit AJW to become a freelancer and went on to win the AtoZ World Championship that same year and the NEO Single and NWA Women's Pacific Championships in 2004. Nakanishi retired from professional wrestling on January 2005, at the age of just twenty-four, she now works as a trainer at the U. W. F. Snakepit gym. After graduating from junior high school in 1996, with a sports background in gymnastics, joined the All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling promotion for a career in professional wrestling, she made her in-ring debut that same year on July 14 at the age of sixteen, facing fellow debutant Nanae Takahashi at an event in Tokyo's Korakuen Hall.

For the first months of her career, Nakanishi worked with other AJW rookies, winning her first title, the AJW Junior Championship on March 23, 1997. During the summer of 1997, Nakanishi was given her chance to break out, after several AJW veterans had quit the promotion, despite her inexperience and small stature, began being recognized as one of the top workers in the promotion, her breakout match took place on October 18, when she and Kumiko Maekawa faced Las Cachorras Orientales in Yokohama. Maekawa's regular tag team partner Tomoko Watanabe was unable to attend the event and had to be replaced by Nakanishi. Though Nakanishi was pinned by Shimoda for the win, her performance was praised, with Chris Zavisa of the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter writing " turned in a performance worthy of a five-year veteran ranked among the world's ten best workers" and "she has more talent than any new prospect this decade". Nakanishi finished off her 1997 by teaming with Nanae Takahashi to win the AJW Tag Team Championship on November 23 and winning the AJW Championship on December 12.

At the end of her second year in professional wrestling, AJW named Nakanishi the promotion's MVP of 1997. The following year, Nakanishi won both the AJW Championship and AJW Tag Team Championship once more, before defeating Chaparita Asari on July 11, 1999, for her first World Women's Wrestling Association title, the World Super Lightweight Championship. In 2000, Nakanishi and fellow AJW youngsters Nanae Takahashi and Miho Wakizawa formed an idol group named Kiss no Sekai; the group recorded and released a music album together. Nakanishi and Takahashi continued teaming together in the ring and on July 16, 2000, won AJW's top tag team title, the WWWA World Tag Team Championship, for the first time by defeating Las Cachorras Orientales. After a six-month reign, the team, dubbed Nana☆Momo☆, lost the title back to LCO. During the summer of 2001, Nakanishi won the 2001 Japan Grand Prix, after which she began chasing the All Pacific Championship, leading to her winning the title on February 24, 2002.

On May 2, 2002, Nakanishi made a rare appearance for New Japan Pro Wrestling, a male promotion, which did not hold any female wrestling matches, teaming with Kaoru Ito in a tag team match at the Tokyo Dome, where they defeated Manami Toyota and Yumiko Hotta. The following July, Nana☆Momo☆ regained the WWWA World Tag Team Championship from Rumi Kazama and Takako Inoue. On September 8, 2002, Nakanishi vacated the All Pacific Championship in order to concentrate on winning AJW's top title, the WWWA World Single Championship. On October 20, 2002, she defeated the much larger Kaoru Ito to win the WWWA World Single Championship and become the top wrestler in AJW. At the end of the year, the Tokyo Sports magazine named Nakanishi the 2002 joshi wrestler of the year. After a seven-month reign at the top of AJW, Nakanishi lost the WWWA World Single Championship to Ayako Hamada on May 11, 2003, in the main event of AJW's 35th anniversary event. Just two months Nakanishi announced that she was quitting AJW.

After leaving AJW, Nakanishi became a freelancer, working for promotions such as Gaea Japan, Major Girl's Fighting AtoZ, NEO Japan Ladies Pro Wrestling, while forming the short-lived M's Style promotion with Mariko Yoshida, Michiko Ohmukai and Mika Akino. During 2003, she took part in the third Kunoichi competition, where she made it past the first two stages. In AtoZ, Nakanishi became the first AtoZ World Champion on November 9, 2003, while in NEO, she won the NEO Stage tournament on January 17, 2004. Nakanishi followed up her NEO Stage win by defeating Yoshiko Tamura on March 12 to win the NEO Single and NWA Women's Pacific Championships. In May 2004, Nakanishi wrestled two matches for All Japan Pro Wrestling, another promotion featuring male wrestlers. After two successful defenses, Nakanishi lost the NEO Single and NWA Women's Pacific Championships to Misae Genki on August 14, 2004; the following month, Nakanishi announced. On January 7, 2005, Nakanishi produced her retirement event at Korakuen Hall.

In the opening match of the event, she teamed with Kuishinbo Kamen in a comedy tag team match, where they defeated Ebessan and Ebekosan, who during the match unmasked as Nakanishi's old associate Ayako Hamada. In the main event of the evening, Nakanishi was defeated in her retirement match by her longtime tag team partner Nanae Takahashi. On March 19, 2011, billed under her married name Momoe Oe, made her first professional wrestling appearance in six years, when she appeared at an Ice Ribbon e

MladeĨ caves

The Mladeč caves are a cave complex in the Czech Republic situated to the west of the village of Mladeč in the Litovelské Pomoraví Protected Landscape Area. The complex labyrinth of fissure corridors and caves can be found inside the calcite hill of Třesín; the underground spaces are decorated with stalactites and sinters. Its highlights include "Nature’s Temple" and the "Virgin Cave"; the islets of limestones in Mladeč Karst belong geologically to one of the belts of the Devonian rocks in the Central Moravian part of the Bohemian Massif. These caves represent a predominantly horizontal and broken labyrinth of corridors and high chimneys with remarkable modelling of walls and ceilings, with stalactite and stalagmite decoration and with numerous block cave-ins, with some steep corridors which extend below the level of the underground water, they are famous for archaeological findings. The archaeologists claim. Except for the entrance, the caves are not accessible to the public. However, the management of Mladeč caves open for the visitors.

They have a total of 1,250 metres of halls with denivelation of 30 metres. It takes visitors about 40 minutes to go through the 380 metre-long path; the minimum for the visit is a group of six visitors and there is an exhibition of photos and interesting information about the caves. These caves can be visited from April to October, they are an important archaeological site and even the oldest and most northern settlements of the Cro-Magnon people in Europe. Mladeč caves are archaeological locality. There are findings of bones of extinct Pleistocene vertebrates, a number of skeletons of people of the Early Stone Age, together with multiple objects evidencing their activities; the existence of the caves was known as early as 1826. The main cave, Mladeč Cave I, was first excavated by Josef Szombathy, who recorded his visits and excavations to the cave in his diary, a diary, the sole source of information on the early excavations at the site. Szombathy first excavated the cave on June 7, 1881; the initial excavation ended on June 12.

The first human fossil, the skull of Mladeč 1, was discovered during this excavation. Other fossils discovered during this excavation include Mladeč 2, Mladeč 3, Mladeč 7, Mladeč 12-20 and Mladeč 27. Szombathy's second excavation at the cave started on July 13, 1882 and ended on July 18, he returned again and excavated the cave from August 7–12, 1882. Mladeč 8, Mladeč 9 and Mladeč 10 were discovered during this excavation. Szombathy named the cave Fürst Johann’s Höhle in honor of Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein, who owned the land where the cave was located. While the cave lay in the domain of the Prince of Liechtenstein, the cave partially lay in the fields of a local villager, A. Nevrlý. Thus, the parts that lay in A. Nevrlý's fields were ceded to him. In 1902, A. Nevrlý built a wall to separate the Liechtenstein entrance from the cave and began to excavate a new entrance to the cave. Along with Jan Knies, a local schoolteacher and amateur archaeologist, the two began to excavate the cave.

Mladeč 39-41 and Mladeč 88-91 were discovered by Knies. On March 22, 1904, a second cave, the Quarry Cave was discovered near the main site by quarry workers and subsequently destroyed; the workers found three human skulls, which were to have been Mladeč 5, Mladeč 6 and Mladeč 46. The discovery of human fossils was big news at the time in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and thus attracted a lot of attention; the mayor of nearby Litovel, Jan Smyčka, arrived soon after. Szombathy returned to the site on August 25. In 1911, the Museum Society in Litovel took over ownership of the caves. Szombathy's next visit to the site occurred in 1925. In the intervening years, the Museum Society in Litovel, under the supervision of Jan Smyčka, ordered the removal of large amounts of sediment from the Mladeč caves without the guidance of archaeologists, destroying a lot of valuable potential information on the cave; this was done in order to make the caves accessible for public viewing. The last significant fossil finds were discovered in 1922.

Many of the discoveries at Mladeč have been lost or destroyed over time, due to unauthorized looting and excavations, disappearances into private collections, the large destruction of artefacts stored at Mikulov Castle, set on fire by the Germans at the end of World War II. The anthropological collection from the Moravské zemské muzeum, which included a large collection of fossil artefacts from Mladeč, had been moved to Mikulov Castle during the war for safekeeping purposes. Out of the 60 human fossils from Mladeč stored at Mikulov Castle, only 5 could be recovered following the fire. Osteological and lithic artefacts were discovered at Mladeč. 40 bone points were discovered. The bone points at Mladeč have been found at other Central European sites in an Aurignacian context. None of the bone points from Mladeč have a split base, in fact have a massive base; these artefacts are referred to as Mladeč-type bone points or bone projectiles. When found at other sites with split base bone points occurring in a separate layer, the layer with Mladeč-type bone points is always found above the layer with split base bone points.

The Mladeč-type bone points appear in an Aurignacian context after 40,000 BP. 22 perforated mammalian teeth were discovered.