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Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama sports film written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson, adapting W. P. Kinsella's novel Shoeless Joe, it stars Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta and Burt Lancaster in his final film role. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, including for Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. In 2017, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally or aesthetically significant". Ray Kinsella lives with his wife and daughter, Karin, on their Iowa corn farm, he is troubled by the relationship with John Kinsella, a devoted baseball fan. Walking through his cornfield one evening, he hears a voice whispering, "If you build it, he will come", sees a vision of a baseball diamond in his field and the great shoeless Joe Jackson. Ray figures. Annie is skeptical, but agrees to him plowing part of the corn to build a baseball field, despite the financial loss.

As he builds, he tells Karin about the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. Months a ball player appears, whom Ray recognizes as Shoeless Joe Jackson, a deceased player his father idolized. Joe returns with the seven additional Black Sox players. Annie's brother, unable to see the players, warns that Ray is going bankrupt. Meanwhile the voice urges Ray to "ease his pain." Ray and Annie attend a PTA meeting where some local citizens want to ban library books by radical author Terence Mann. Ray deduces the voice was referring to Mann, who had named one of his characters'John Kinsella' and who once professed a childhood dream of playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers; when Ray and Annie have identical dreams about Ray and Mann attending a game at Fenway Park, Ray seeks out Mann in Boston. While they attend a game, Ray hears the voice urging him to "go the distance", while the scoreboard shows statistics for a player named Archibald "Moonlight" Graham, who played one game for the New York Giants in 1905, but never had a turn at bat.

After the game, Mann admits he saw the scoreboard. They drive to Chisholm and learn that Graham, a physician, died years earlier. During a late-night walk, Ray finds himself in 1972, he encounters the elderly Graham, who states he left baseball for a satisfying medical career. During the drive back east, Ray picks up a young hitchhiker who introduces himself as Archie Graham and says he wants to be a baseball player. Ray tells Mann that his father had dreamed of being a baseball star. Ray says he stopped playing catch with his father at age 14 after reading Mann's books, caused a rift by claiming that Shoeless Joe was a criminal. Ray regrets never reconciling with his father before his death. Arriving at Ray's farm, they find that assorted classic all-stars have arrived to field a second team. A game is played, Archie gets his turn at bat; the next morning, Mark demands that Ray sell the farm. Karin insists that people will pay to watch the ball games. Mann agrees. A scuffle breaks out between Mark, knocking Karin off the bleachers.

With Karin choking, Graham leaves the field, knowing he will be unable to return once leaving, becomes old Dr. Graham, saving Karin from choking, he reassures Ray that he has no regrets after being commended by the other players, disappears into the corn. Mark can see the players and urges Ray to keep the farm. Shoeless Joe invites Mann to enter the corn, Mann disappears into it. Ray is angry at not being invited, but Shoeless Joe rebukes him glances towards a player at home plate, saying, "If you build it, he will come." The player removes his catcher's mask to reveal. Shocked, Ray realizes that the phrase "ease his pain" referred to his father, believes that Shoeless Joe was the voice all along, but Joe implies the phrase was about Ray himself. Ray introduces John to Karin; as John heads towards the cornfield, calling him "dad," asks if he wants to play a game of catch. They play as hundreds of cars are seen approaching the field, fulfilling Karin and Mann's prophecy that people will come to watch baseball.

In addition, Anne Seymour, in her final film role played the kindly Chisholm publisher who helps Ray and Mann. The identity of the actor who provided "The Voice", who speaks to Ray throughout the film, has remained unconfirmed since the film's release. It's been believed by some to belong to Costner or Liotta, while the book's author W. P. Kinsella stated he was told it was Ed Harris. Then-teenagers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were extras in the Fenway Park scene. Phil Alden Robinson read Shoeless Joe in 1981 and liked it so much that he brought it to producers Lawrence Gordon and Charles Gordon. Lawrence Gordon worked for 20th Century Fox, part of the time as its president, mentioned that the book should be adapted into a film; the studio, always turned down the suggestion because they felt the project was too esoteric and noncommercial. Meanwhile, Robinson went ahead with his script consulting W. P. Kinsella, the book's author, for advice on the adaptation. Lawrence Gordon started pitching the adaptation to other studios.

Universal Pictures hired USC coach Rod Dedeaux as baseball advisor. Dedeaux brought along USC alumnus Don Buford to coach the actors; the film was shot using the novel's title.

2015–16 WRU League 1 East

The 2015–16 SWALEC League 1 East was the second season of the new format of the WRU National Leagues. League 1 was the second tier of club rugby in Wales but since the creation of the WRU National Championship, League 1 is now the third tier; the competition was won by Bedlinog and the bottom team, Blackwood were relegated for a second consecutive year following relegation from last season's Championship. Each team in the league will play each other twice on a home and away basis for a total of 22 matches played each. Points will be awarded in accordance to the standard scoring system in rugby union - 4 points for a win, 2 points for a draw and 0 for a loss. Teams will be awarded 1 additional bonus point for scoring 4 or more tries in a match or losing by 7 points or less in a match; the team with the most points at the end of the season will be declared the winners. This season sees the absence of a play-off with the winners of League 1 East Central to determine promotion; the champion clubs will instead be promoted automatically to the 2016-17 WRU Championship.

As both teams relegated from this season's Championship were not geographically "East" only the bottom side was relegated from League 1 East. If either team was geographically "East" the bottom two clubs would be relegated from League 1 East. Having lost last season's promotion playoff, last season's Champions Penallta remained in the league. Garndiffaith and Fluer De Lys were relegated to League 2 East. At the end of last season, Blackwood were relegated from the Championship to League 1 East. Last season's League 2 East Champions Nantyglo and runners-up Brynmawr were promoted to the league. To allow for optimum participation between teams in the league, clubs were swapped between League 1 East and East Central based on geographical location; this saw. The teams are: Bedlinog Blackwood Blaenavon Brecon Brynmawr Nantyglo Nelson Penallta Rhydyfelin Risca Senghenydd Ynysybwl Template:2015-16 WRU Div 1 East Table Official website

Bassano Bresciano

Bassano Bresciano is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy. As of 2011 Bassano Bresciano had a population of 2,237; the private Bassano Bresciano Observatory or Astronomical Observatory of Bassano Bresciano is an astronomical observatory located at an altitude of 58 metres above sea level within the territory of Bassano Bresciano. It has the IAU code "565"; the Florian main-belt asteroid 6460 Bassano, discovered by Ulisse Quadri at Bassano Bresciano in 1992, was named for the village and its observatory. Naming citation was published on 9 September 1995. First astrometric measurements were published in the Minor Planet Circulars in 1983 obtained with a 15-cm reflecting telescope. On 29 April 1989, the observatory was inaugurated, when a 42-cm Schmidt telescope was installed, which has since been the observatory's principal instrument; the telescope is installed on an equatorial fork mount, uses a Starlight HX516 CCD camera, is housed on the first floor of a 5-meter dome building. Today the observatory is automated and remote controlled.

Discoveries at the observatory include the minor planets 6460 Bassano, 6793 Palazzolo, 6981 Chirman and 22370 Italocalvino. The focus of the observatory's main research activity has now shifted from astrometry of minor planets and comets, to photometric observations of planets and variable stars. In 2011, it joined the international gamma-ray burst coordinates network; the observatory is open to the public on the occasion of important astronomical events