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Famous Players

Famous Players Limited Partnership, d/b/a Famous Players is a Canadian-based subsidiary of Cineplex Entertainment. As an independent company, it existed as cable television service provider. Famous Players operated numerous movie theatre locations in Canada from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador; the company was owned by Viacom Canada but was sold to Onex Corporation-owned Cineplex Galaxy LP in 2005. Famous Players Canadian Corporation dates back to the early days of Famous Players Film Company, founded in 1912, as its earliest predecessor, though that company did not have any operations in Canada until 1920, when it bought Nathan Nathanson's Paramount Theatre chain, which Nathanson had established four years earlier. Nathanson, along with being the 5th richest person in the world, became the first president of the resulting entity, Famous Players Canadian Corporation Limited. In 1923, Famous Players bought out rival Allen Theatres; the Famous Players Theatres chain was always linked with Paramount, was a wholly owned subsidiary of Paramount Communications at the time that firm was acquired by Viacom in 1994.

Some of the most high-profile and popular theatres in the Famous Players chain were the Imperial and the Uptown in Toronto. Began with 13 theatres located in Ontario and British Columbia, the company expanded its holdings to 100 by the end of 1926; until the 1950s, the company continued to build its operations in the movie theatre sector. In 1952, Famous Players began to invest in the new technology. First, the company purchased the rights to a coinbox system. A year it purchased its first broadcasting assets, CKCO-TV in Kitchener, Ontario and CFCM-TV in Quebec City. At the end of the 1950s, the company acquired the first of many cable TV companies it would come to own, thus adding control over the distribution of its TV product; as the industry grew, starting in the mid-1960s, so did the assets of Famous Players in this segment. In 1971, the company sold off the majority of its shareholdings in its movie theatre and other non-TV-related entertainment holdings to Gulf + Western Canada and subsequently changed its name to Canadian Cablesystems Limited, reflecting the new focus of its operations.

Canadian Cablesystems was the owner and operator of Metro Cable, which served parts of Metro Toronto, as well as a minority shareholder in several other cable companies, until it was purchased by Rogers Cablesystems Ltd. in 1978. Most famously, Famous Players Theatres allowed the lease on a property containing the entrance of one of its flagship Toronto locations, the Imperial Six, to lapse in 1986. Cineplex took over the lease, denying Famous Players Theatres access to the portion of the property that they owned outright. Famous Players sold its property to Cineplex Odeon Cinemas, on the condition it never again be used to show filmed entertainment. Cineplex's live-theatre division renovated the theatre; the theatre was renamed the Canon in 2001 and again in 2011 as the Ed Mirvish Theatre, which it is known, in honour of the popular businessman and Mr. Drabinsky's main competitor in live theatre in Toronto. Famous Players expanded throughout the 1990s. Under chairman John Bailey, Famous Players re-built its infrastructure from 1996 to 2003 with new "megaplex" theatre brands featuring stadium seating, such as SilverCity and Coliseum, with food courts and video games.

Around that time, AMC Theatres entered the Canadian market, most of the traditional ties between the existing chains and the major studios began to unwind, putting all three chains in full-on competition in several major markets. The company once operated a number of drive-in theatres, but most have been closed and replaced with modern theatres; until 2004, it operated theatres in the Maritimes. In February 2005, Viacom announced the sale of Famous Players for $400 million. Cineplex Galaxy, controlled by Onex Corporation acquired Famous Players from Viacom for $500 million in June 2005, with the deal was completed on July 22. To satisfy antitrust concerns, on August 22, 2005 the group announced the sale of 27 locations in Ontario and western Canada to Empire Theatres. In December 2019, UK-based Cineworld plans to acquire the now renamed Cineplex Entertainment which will see the former 47 Famous Players theatres into the fold; the sale will make Cineworld the largest cinema chain in North America with the ownership of Regal Cinemas.

The company stated that Cineplex's operations were to be integrated with Regal, that it planned to reach $120 million in cost efficiencies and revenue synergies including the adoption of a subscription service scheme similar to Regal and Cineworld. Prior to merging with Cineplex, Famous Players operated five theatre brands: Famous Players, SilverCity, Coliseum and Paramount. Of these, Cineplex only preserved the first two brands, which amount to 20 locations as of 2019; the Coliseum and Colossus theatres sold to Cineplex were renamed to Cineplex Cinemas, though the unique features of the original brands were preserved. Paramount theatres now use the Scotiabank Theatre brand since 2007. In addition, Landmark Cinemas acquired many of the Famous Players theatres that were operated by Empire Theatres. Many theatres had served Pepsi products in addition to popcorn with restaurants such as Burger

Papyrus 66

Papyrus 66 is a near complete codex of the Gospel of John, part of the collection known as the Bodmer Papyri. The manuscript contains John 1:1–6:11, 6:35b–14:26, 29–30, it is one of the oldest well-preserved New Testament manuscripts known to exist. Its original editor assigned the codex to the early third century, or around AD 200, on the basis of the style of handwriting in the codex. Herbert Hunger claimed that the handwriting should be dated to an earlier period in the middle or early part of the second century. More Brent Nongbri has produced a broader study of the codex and argued that when one takes into consideration the format, construction techniques, provenance of the codex along with the handwriting, it is more reasonable to conclude that the codex was produced "in the early or middle part of the fourth century." In common with both the other surviving early papyri of John's Gospel. The manuscript contains the use of Nomina Sacra. Studies done by Karyn Berner and Philip Comfort, contended that P 66 had the work of three individuals on it: The original, professional scribe, a thoroughgoing corrector and a minor corrector.

But more James Royse argues that, with the possible exception of John 13:19, the corrections are all by the hand of the original copyist. The staurogram appears in at least ten places in the papyrus; the Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type. Aland placed it in I Category. A transcription of every single page of P 66 is contained in the book referenced in reference, pages 388-468. In John 1:15 ο οπισω ] ο πισω, the reading is supported by Sangallensis and 1646. In John 13:7 it has αρ instead of αρτι; the manuscript was found in 1952 at Jabal Abu Mana near Dishna. In fact, the preservation level of P 66 surprised scholars because the first 26 leaves were fully intact, the stitching of the binding remained, it was published in 1956 and it was the most important New Testament manuscript publication since the Chester Beatty Papyri in 1933–1934. It is housed at the Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland: Bibliotheca Bodmeriana; the Papyrus contains 39 folios –, 78 leaves, 156 pages – at a size of 14.2 cm x 16.2 cm for each leaf with 15-25 lines per page.

List of New Testament papyri Bodmer papyri Karyn L. Berner, Papyrus Bodmer II, P66: A re-evaluation of the Correctors and corrections, M. A. thesis, Wheaton College, Ill.. Victor Martin, Papyrus Bodmer II: Evangile de Jean 1-14, Bibliotheca Bodmeriana 5. Cologny-Geneva, Bibliothèque Bodmer, 1956. Victor Martin, Papyrus Bodmer II: Evangile de Jean 14-21, Cologny-Geneva, Bibliothèque Bodmer, 1958. Victor Martin, J. W. B. Barns, Papyrus Bodmer II. Supplement. Évangile de Jean chap. 14-21. New edition augmented and corrected with the photographic reproduction of the complete manuscript, Cologny-Geneva, Bibliothèque Bodmer, 1962. James R. Royse, Scribal Habits in Early Greek New Testament Papyri, Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2008. Comfort, Philip W.. The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers. Pp. 376–468. ISBN 978-0-8423-5265-9. Image of p 52 of Papyrus 66 at Bible Research "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research.

Retrieved 26 August 2011. Edgar R. Smothers, Papyrus Bodmer II: An Early Codex of St. John „Theological Studies” 3D visualization of Papyrus Bodmer II, Fondation Martin Bodmer

Divi filius

Divi filius is a Latin phrase meaning "divine son", was a title much used by the Emperor Augustus, the grand-nephew and adopted son of Julius Caesar. On 1 January 42 BC, nearly two years after the assassination of Julius Caesar on 15 March 44 BC, but before the final victory of the Second Triumvirate over the conspirators who had taken his life, the Roman Senate recognised him as a divinity, he was therefore referred to as Divus Iulius, his adopted son Octavian styled himself Divi filius. The fuller form, divi Iuli filius, was used. Octavian used the title divi filius to advance his political position overcoming all rivals for power within the Roman state; the title was for him "a useful propaganda tool", was displayed on the coins that he issued. Since Augustus himself and some other Roman Emperors were deified after death, the title Divi Filius was applied to some of Augustus' successors, notably Tiberius and Domitian. Lineage

Newton Daily News

The Newton Daily News is a semi-daily newspaper published weekdays based in Newton, Iowa. The newspaper publishes its main print edition in the afternoons five days a week; the newspaper is owned by Shaw Media. GIn April 2014, the Daily News became the source of controversy when its editor-in-chief, Bob Eschilman, published on his personal blog criticism about a website, The Queen James Bible, that rewrites the Christian Bible to be friendlier to gays and lesbians. Eschliman wrote in part: ``, it sounds like the Gaystapo is well on its way. We must fight back against the enemy." National media critic Jim Romenesko emailed Eschliman if he thought the Daily News "could cover gay issues when he has'declared gays the enemy.'" The blog was removed. In the wake of the comments, Eschilman was suspended from his position on April 30 and on May 5, Shaw Media announced Eschliman's dismissal. "Last week, he expressed an opinion in his personal blog that in no way reflects the opinion of the Newton Daily News or Shaw Media," Shaw Media president John Rung wrote in an editorial published the day after Eschilman was fired.

"While he is entitled to his opinion, his public airing of it compromised the reputation of this newspaper and his ability to lead it." In June, Abigail Pelzer was named the new editor

1954 Chico State Wildcats football team

The 1954 Chico State Wildcats football team represented Chico State College during the 1954 college football season. Chico State competed in the Far Western Conference in 1954, they played home games at Chico High School in California. The 1954 Wildcats were led by first-year head coach Gus Manolis, who had spent four years as the head football coach at Yuba Junior College; the team operated from a "California T" formation and had between 18 and 20 returning lettermen, including end George Maderos and halfback Frank Ferraiuolo. Chico State finished the season with a record of two losses; the Wildcats outscored their opponents 194–108 for the season. The following Chico State players were selected in the 1955 NFL Draft

2015 Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group II – Play-offs

The play-offs of the 2015 Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group II were the final stages of the Group II Zonal Competition involving teams from Asia and Oceania. Using the positions determined in their pools, the eleven teams faced off to determine their placing in the 2015 Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group II; the top team advanced to Asia/Oceania Group I in 2016. The first placed teams of the pools were drawn in head-to-head rounds; the winners of the 1st to 4th play-offs played against each other for promotion. The winner advances to the Asia/Oceania Group I in 2016; the second placed teams of the pools were drawn in head-to-head rounds to find the fifth to eighth placed teams. The third placed teams of Pools B and C were drawn in a head-to-head round to find the 9th and 10th placed teams; the third-place team from Pool D finished in 11th place. India advanced to Asia/Oceania Zone Group I in 2016. Fed Cup structure Fed Cup website