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Federal Palace of Switzerland

The Federal Palace refers to the building in Bern housing the Swiss Federal Assembly and the Federal Council. It has a total length of more than 300 metres consisting of a central assembly building and two wings housing government departments and a library; the name in German and Romansh both mean "federal house", whereas the French and Italian names both translate to "Federal Palace". The Latin word curia originates from Ancient Rome and meant an assembly, used for where the Roman Senate met, both meanings being relevant to the Federal Palace; the building was designed by the architect Hans Wilhelm Auer and constructed between 1894 and 1902 by 173 Swiss firms and 33 Swiss artists. Its inauguration took place on 1 April 1902; the total cost, at the time, was 7,198,000 Swiss Francs. The central assembly building is dominated by a domed hall in the layout of a Swiss cross, it separates the Council of States. The dome itself has an external height of 64 metres, exceptional at the time, but chosen to balance the total length of the three buildings.

The mosaic in the center represents the federal coat of arms along with the Latin motto Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno, surrounded by the coat of arms of the 22 cantons that existed in 1902. The coat of arms of the Canton of Jura, created in 1979, was placed outside of the mosaic; the hall is dominated by the sculpture The Three Confederates created by James André Vibert and referring to the legendary oath to fight for Switzerland. The central entry facing the Federal Square and opening up to a domed hall carries the inscription Curia Confœderationis Helveticæ underneath a pediment; the roof edge is topped by Auguste de Niederhäusern-Rodo's allegorical sculpture of Helvetia representing independence, with the executive on her left, the legislature on her right. This arrangement was inspired by the Pallas Athena Fountain of the Austrian Parliament; the pediment is flanked by two griffins by Anselmo Laurenti symbolizing courage and strength. The female allegories in the second floor niches by James André Vibert represent peace.

Two commemorative plaques above refer to the years 1291 and 1848. The male allegories in the first floor niches by Maurice Reymond represent the chronicler of the past and the cronicler of the present. Federal Assembly National Council Council of States Hall of the dome Visitor centreWest wingFederal Council Federal Chancellery of Switzerland Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Federal Department of Justice and Police Carl Lutz Room. East wingFederal Department of Economic Affairs and Research Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports As reported in a study by the Federal parliamentary services, the noise caused by human activities in the chamber of the National Council is too loud; the undisclosed study was published by 10vor10 on 12 December 2014, pointing that the noise level is at a level of about 70 decibels, comparable to a used roadway, so concentration of work for politicians is not possible. Bundesplatz Hotel Bellevue Palace Official website Federal Palace in German and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland

Luca Dirisio

Luca Dirisio is an Italian singer. Luca was born on June 18, 1978 in Vasto. Before starting singing, he was a promising player in the Italian youth soccer league, although late in his young career he broke his right femur during a match, his first single "Calma e sangue freddo" was published during the summer of 2004 in Italy and became a hit. His first album, Luca Dirisio, sold more than 100,000 copies; the next singles extracted from this album were "Il mio amico vende il te", "Usami" and "Per sempre". During the summer, Luca started a long series of concerts in Italy, he won a prize to be "the revelation of the year" at an Italian music contest Festivalbar. In 2006, while the album Luca Dirisio and the single "Calma e Sangue Freddo" were published in Germany and Mexico, he participated 56th Sanremo Music Festival with a new song "Sparirò", written by himself and dedicated to an ex-girlfriend. Just after the festival, Luca's second album arrived in shops La vita è strana, which contains the Festival song.

In the summer of 2006 the second extracted single was "La Ricetta del Campione", the third one "L'Isola degli Sfigati". In the videoclip of "L'Isola degli Sfigati", Luca makes fun of the RAI show L'Isola dei Famosi, the Italian version of CBS show Survivor. In September 2006, Luca was chosen to sing "Se Provi a Volare", the Italian adaptation of "Breaking Free", main theme of Disney High School Musical; this song was inserted in the reprints of La Vita è Strana. Official website

Canillas (footballer)

Jorge Peláez Sánchez known as Canillas, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Austrian club SV Ried as a forward. Born in Málaga, Canillas represented Málaga CF, CD Tirro Pichon, Atlético Madrid and Granada CF as a youth. On 29 November 2014, he made his senior debut for Granada CF B, coming on as a substitute for Gabriel Corozo in a 1–0 defeat against Sevilla Atlético. On 23 July 2015, he signed a three-year contract extension with the club. On 1 September 2016, he was loaned out to Linares Deportivo. On 9 January 2017, he left Linares Deportivo. On the next day, his contract was terminated by mutual consent. Canillas switched to UCAM Murcia CF B on 31 January 2017. After a stint with Écija Balompié, he moved abroad and joined Austrian club FC Blau-Weiß Linz on 7 June 2018; as of match played on 31 August 2018 Canillas at BDFutbol Canillas at La Preferente Canillas at Futbolme Canillas at Soccerway