The Evoluon is a conference centre and former science museum erected by the electronics and electrical company Philips at Eindhoven in the Netherlands in 1966. Since its construction, it has become a symbol for the city; the building is unique due to its futuristic design, resembling a landed flying saucer. It was designed by architects Leo de Bever and Louis Christiaan Kalff, while the exhibition it housed was conceived by James Gardner. De Bever and Kalff only got two demands for the design of the building, it had to be "spectacular" and it had to be possible to hold exhibitions in the building, its concrete dome is 77 metres in diameter and is held in place by 169 kilometres of reinforcing steel bars. In the 1960s and 1970s the Evoluon attracted large visitor numbers, since its interactive exhibitions were a new and unique concept in the Netherlands at that time, but when competing science museums opened in other cities, the number of visitors began to decline. After several years of losing money, the original museum closed down in 1989 and the Evoluon was converted into a conference centre, opening in 1998.
In the UK the Evoluon is chiefly remembered from Bert Haanstra's wordless short film entitled Evoluon, commissioned by Philips to publicise the museum, shown as a trade test colour film on BBC television from 1968 to 1972. In October 2013 the Evoluon was used to stage four 3D-concerts by the German electronic band Kraftwerk, each before an audience of 1,200 spectators. Key band member Ralf Hütter handpicked the venue for its retro-futuristic look. Bespoke 3D-visuals of the saucer section of the building descending from space were used in the live rendition of their track Spacelab. Media related to Evoluon at Wikimedia Commons Official website Extensive site about the history of the Evoluon
Park Hyo-jin, better known by her stage name Narsha, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known as a member of the South Korean girl group Brown Eyed Girls, her stage name, Narsha, is derived from the term na-reu-sha, which means'to fly up' in Middle Korean. She became a member of Brown Eyed Girls after a suggestion by JeA, her friend since their high-school years; the four members held several small size concerts, was known as "Crescendo" before debuting as "Brown Eyed Girls". After more than 3 years of training in singing and holding several small size concerts, the Brown Eyed Girls released their debut album Your Story in South Korea in February 2006, with the ballad track, "Come Closer" as their single. After Brown Eyed Girls' Kill Bill activities in 2013, the first BEG unit was announced. Miryo and Narsha formed M&N; the original name was'언니둘' and it was suggested that if JeA were to join them, they would switch their name to'언니들'. M&N is introduced as a hip hop group as both Miryo and Narsha are avid fans of the Hip Hop genre, however their first digital single falls under the easy listening genre.
The group has released a digital single named "Tonight" in both Korean and English without any promotions done. During 2009, her popularity began to increase after she started appearing on many entertainment programs, including Heroes and Invincible Youth, on which she gained the nickname "Adult-dol", she became a DJ on Pump up the Volume on KBS Cool FM, from 8 PM until 10 PM but due to Brown Eyed Girls' overseas promotions Narsha decided to leave the show, with her last broadcast on Dec. 28, 2010. She made her debut as an MC through OnStyle's fashion program, Style Show Fil on June 16, 2011. Narsha made her acting debut through MBC's drama series Lights and Shadows playing the role of singer aspirant Hye-bin, followed by Ohlala Couple as Moosan the goddess of love. In 2012, she provided the voice for the main antagonist'The White Wolf' in the Korean version of Christmas movie "Niko: Santa Air Wing's Adventure", she has made a name as a smartphone director as well as a musical actress. Narsha announced her intention to make her solo debut in early 2010.
Her first solo single, "I'm In Love", was released digitally on July 1, 2010, as a preview for her upcoming album. Her first solo studio album, the eponymous NARSHA, was released on July 8, 2010; the title song "Bbi Ri Bba Bba" charted on Gaon's Top 100 digital sales, most streamed and downloaded songs for 2010. The album contained a preview for "Mamma Mia", a collaboration with, at the time, fellow Nega Network group Sunny Hill, released on August 20; the album was worked on by many composers who had contributed musically to Brown Eyed Girls' third album, Sound-G. She was featured on fellow member Miryo's track "Leggo", taken from her 2012 debut EP; the two formed a duo called "M&N" and had released a single, titled "Tonight" in 2013. Aside from this, she lend her vocals for some drama's soundtrack. Narsha appeared as a fixed member for the cast of Immortal Songs 2, however due to her musical schedules she had to leave the show at the end of 2013. Narsha has established for herself a name in the variety industry and has earned praises from notable MCs.
She has been guesting on many variety shows but only notable shows and ones where she's a fixed member is being listed. NARSHA 박효진 on Cyworld Official Website
Legislative election was held in France on 10 November 1946 to elect the first National Assembly of the Fourth Republic. The electoral system used was proportional representation. After the rejection of a first constitutional draft, a new provisional National Assembly was elected to elaborate a second text; the Christian democrat leader Georges Bidault led a government which included socialists and Communists. This Three-parties alliance proposed the establishment of a parliamentary system. Advocating a presidential government, General Charles de Gaulle campaigned for a "No" vote, he warned against the "regime of the parties" which was, according to him, responsible for the 1940 collapse. His followers founded the Gaullist Union; the Rally of the Republican Lefts and the classical Right campaigned for a "No", because they were opposed to a constitutional change and to the economic policy of the three-parties alliance. Despite this, the second constitutional draft was approved by 13 October 1946 referendum.
The French voters were called to elect the first Assembly of the Fourth Republic. The Three-parties alliance won with a comfortable majority; the PCF regained its position as the largest party to the detriment of the Christian democrats. It obtained the best electoral result in its history; the MRP and the SFIO vote decreased slightly. The PCF leader Maurice Thorez demanded to lead the government but his allies refused; the SFIO former Prime Minister Léon Blum took the head of the Cabinet. Furthermore, another socialist, Vincent Auriol, was elected President of France; the SFIO benefited from its position in the middle of the governmental alliance. However, the alliance split in due to the beginning of the Cold War; the Communist ministers were dismissed by socialist Prime Minister Paul Ramadier. The SFIO, the MRP, the Radicals and the classical right allied to form the Third Force coalition, against the Communists on the one hand and the Gaullists on the other. French legislative election in French Equatorial Africa, November 1946