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Food Network

Food Network is an American pay television channel, owned by Television Food Network, G. P. A joint venture and general partnership between Discovery, Inc. and Nexstar Media Group. Despite this ownership structure, the channel is managed and operated as a division of Discovery Networks U. S; the channel airs both regular episodic programs about food and cooking. In addition to its headquarters in New York City, Food Network has offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Jersey City and Knoxville; as of September 2018, 91 million households receive Food Network in the United States. Providence Journal company president Trygve Myhren in 1990 was attempting to grow the company and decided that basic cable programming at the time was a high growth area. With many basic cable channels at the time, Myhren was looking for something different. With food selected as the channel's genre, the working title for the channel was The Cooking Channel up until the channel's launch. Myhren hired Jack Clifford, Joe Langhan and Reese Schonfeld, co-founder of CNN, to help found the channel.

Schonfeld and Clifford were CEO, vice president of production and president. Both The Cooking Channel and the Food Network trademarks were taken by other entities, with the Food Network being a newsletter. Myrhen wanted the network to be operated from Providence, Rhode Island as he argued that a cable network's costs were much more scalable from a lower-profile location, while Schonfeld preferred it be originated from New York, considered the American nucleus of culinary arts. Food Network was founded on April 19, 1993, as "TV Food Network". After acquiring the Food Network trademark after several years, it shortened the name to that; the network launched on November 22, 1993 with two initial shows featuring David Rosengarten, Donna Hanover, Robin Leach. On November 23, 1993, Food Network began live broadcasting, its original partners included the Journal itself, Scripps-Howard, Continental Cablevision and most the Tribune Company, which provided the network's technical output. Given that the channel could not afford to not run anything that they would produce, the channel started tapping 5 shows with a potential host to see if they worked.

This was turned into Chef Du Jour series. Schonfeld, was appointed as managing director of TV Food Network and maintained a spot on its management board along with two Providence Journal employees; the original lineup for the network included Emeril Lagasse, Debbi Fields, Donna Hanover, David Rosengarten, Curtis Aikens, Dr. Louis Aronne, Jacques Pépin, Robin Leach; the following year, the network acquired the rights to the Julia Child library from WGBH. In 1995, Schonfeld resigned as managing director of the network, but remained on its board until 1998, when he sold his interest in the company to Scripps. In 1996, Erica Gruen was hired as the president and CEO of TV Food Network, becoming the second woman in history to be the CEO of a U. S. television network. Gruen led the network into an explosive growth until 1998, by launching the largest and number one site for food,, more than doubling the subscriber base, tripling the viewership and multiplying the network's yearly revenue.

In 1997, it was the second fastest growing cable network. Gruen changed the brand positioning from Schonfeld's "TV for people who cook" to "TV for everyone who loves to eat," thereby improving the appeal to viewers and advertisers, saving the network from bankruptcy. Greg Willis and Cathy Rasenberger were two of the original members of the start-up team who led the affiliate sales and marketing of the company from 1995 to 1998. Greg Willis served as senior vice president of worldwide distribution until he left to join Liberty Media in 1998; the A. H. Belo Corporation acquired Food Network when it purchased The Providence Journal Company in February 1997. Belo sold its 56% stake in the channel to the E. W. Scripps Company in October 1997, in a trade deal that resulted in Belo acquiring the television-radio station combination of KENS-AM/TV in San Antonio, Texas; the 1080i high definition simulcast feed of Food Network launched on March 31, 2008. Food Network was first launched outside of North America in the United Kingdom on November 9, 2009, in Asia on July 5, 2010.

Since the UK launch on November 9, 2009 on Sky, the channel has been added to the Freesat and Virgin Media platforms. In January 2015, the Food Network collaborated with Snapchat and launched its own Food Network channel, "Discover Food Network", where social media users can watch the channel through the app; the channel features recipes, food hacks, tips to entertain and appeal to the social media savvy millennials of today while watching from the palm of their hands. Food Network programming is divided into a daytime block known as "Food Network in the Kitchen" and a primetime lineup branded as "Food Network Nighttime". "In the Kitchen" is dedicated to instructional cooking programs, while "Nighttime" features food-related entertainment programs, such as cooking competitions, food-related travel shows, reality shows. Promos identify "Food Network Nighttime" programming but not "In the Kitchen" daytime programming. Many of the channel's personalities pull double-duty – hosting both daytime and nighttime programming – and the channel offer

The Little Black Egg

"The Little Black Egg" is a song first performed by Daytona Beach, Florida garage band The Nightcrawlers in 1965. It was a minor hit in both the US and Canada, reaching number 85 on the US Billboard charts in 1967, while doing better in Canada, where it hit number 74; the song has been since covered by multiple artists including Inner City Unit, The Lemonheads, Neighb'rhood Childr'n, The Primitives and The Cars. It was The Nightcrawlers' only hit; the song was written in 1965 for an Easter concert. The song was recorded in 1965 by sound engineer Lee Hazen and released on Hazen's record label Lee Records; the song was re-released on Kapp Records in 1966 charting nationally in both the US and Canada early the following year. Allmusic reviewer Matthew Greenwald describes the song as a "slightly bizarre nursery rhyme", with lyrics about a rotten bird's egg. Other explanations claim; the Little Black Egg was included in the influential compilation album Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968, on the 1998 CD reissue, as a bonus track.

Ohio punk band The Pagans recorded the song in the late 1970s. In 1981, during recording sessions for Shake It Up, members of The Cars recorded a version featuring Ric Ocasek on lead vocals; the song was stripped of Ocasek's vocals and re-sung by fashion model Bebe Buell, whom Ocasek had befriended. The version with Buell's vocals was included on her 1981 EP Covers Girl. Other recordings of "The Little Black Egg" include a 1991 version by The Primitives, released on their Galore album. Allmusic reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine described the Tarnation version of "The Little Black Egg" as a highlight of Mirador

Nené Miranda

Adriano Barbosa Miranda da Luz known as Nené, is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Vilaverdense F. C. as a central midfielder. Born in the capital Lisbon, Nené spent most of his professional career in Portugal. After starting out in the lower leagues, he signed in early 2002 with Primeira Liga side S. C. Braga from Gondomar SC, 31 of his 38 league games with the Minho team coming in the 2002–03 season, in a 14th-place finish. After definitively leaving Braga, Nené signed with U. D. Leiria which in turn loaned him to C. D. Aves, with the latter promoting to the top division at the end of 2005–06; the move was subsequently made permanent, the player was used in the following campaign – 1,131 minutes, one goal in a 1–2 away loss against Boavista FC, a club he had represented as a youth – which ended in immediate relegation back. Nené settled in the following years, playing in Kuwait, Cyprus and Romania. In 2010–11, aged 31, he returned to his birth nation and joined F.

C. Arouca, promoted for the first time to the second level. Nené was part of the Cape Verde squad which progressed to the second stage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, appearing in six out of 12 possible matches; the national team finished second last in their group, failing to qualify for both the competition in Germany and the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations. Nené at ForaDeJogo Nené at BDFutbol Nené at Nené at Soccerway

Japanese iris

The term "Japanese iris" encompasses three species of Irises cultivated in gardens or growing wild in Japan: hanashōbu, kakitsubata and ayame. Of these three species, I. ensata is the one most referred to as "Japanese iris" outside Japan. The bluish purple color of the flowers of the Japanese garden iris is an example of the copigmentation phenomenon; the Hanashōbu grows in the wet land and is the most extensively cultivated variety in Japanese gardens. According to the place where it was cultivated, it is classified into the Edo, Ise and other series, it is extensively grown in gardens throughout the temperate zones. Several cultivars have been selected, of which'Rose Queen' and'Variegata' have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit; the Kakitsubata grows in the semi-wet land and is less popular, but is cultivated extensively. It is a prefectural flower of Aichi Prefecture due to the famous tanka poem, said to have been written in this area during the Heian period, as it appears in The Tales of Ise by Ariwara no Narihira: Kakitsubata at Ōta Shrine, Kyoto, is a National Natural Treasure.

It was recorded in a tanka by Fujiwara Toshinari in the Heian period: The Ayame is the iris growing wild on the dry land in Japan. Note: Sweet flag, called Shōbu in Japanese, is a plant belonging to the family Acoraceae, genus Acorus, known for its fragrant roots, rather than its flowers. Iris Japanese Iris/Hanashobu Wall Paper Files Japanese Iris/Hanashobu Photo Album 1 Japanese Iris/Hanashobu Photo Album 2

Pskov Oblast

Pskov Oblast is a federal subject of Russia, located in the west of the country. Its administrative center is the city of Pskov; as of the 2010 Census, its population was 673,423. Pskov Oblast is the westernmost federal subject of contiguous Russia, it borders with Leningrad Oblast in the north, Novgorod Oblast in the east and Smolensk Oblasts in the southeast, Vitebsk Oblast of Belarus in the south, with the counties of Latvia and Estonia in the west. In the northwest, Pskov Oblast is limited by Lake Peipus, which makes up most of the state border with Estonia; the oblast is located in the Baltic Sea drainage basin in the basin of the Narva River. The biggest river of this basin is the Velikaya, which flows across the whole oblast from south to north and drains into Lake Peipus; the drainage basin of the Velikaya covers the whole territory of the oblast, with the exception of minor areas in its southern and northeastern parts. The rivers in the southeast drain into the Lovat, which has its source in Belarus and crosses Pskov Oblast from south to north, continuing to Novgorod Oblast.

The Lovat is itself in the Neva River's basin. Another tributary of Lake Ilmen is the Shelon River. Minor areas in the south lie in the basin of the Western Dvina. A short stretch of the Western Dvina makes up the border between Tver Oblasts; the north of the oblast is flat and swampy, whereas the central and the southern parts are formed by glacial landscapes. There are many lakes in the south; the biggest one, after Lake Peipus, is Lake Zhizhitskoye, with an area of 51.3 square kilometers. It is located in the basin of the Western Dvina. Wood is one of the most important natural resources in the oblast, with forests taking up to one-third of the territory. Total wood reserves as of January 1, 2005 were estimated to be at 331,200,000 cubic meters. Pskov was first mentioned in chronicles under the year 903, several versions of the Trade route from the Varangians to the Greeks ran through its current territory, along the Velikaya and the Lovat rivers; until the 1230s, Pskov was a principality. In the Pskov Republic, the highest authority was the assembly of citizens.

In 1348, the Treaty of Bolotovo was concluded. However, Pskov ran into dependence from the Grand Duchy of Moscow, the emerging regional superpower, after 1399 Moscow appointed viceroys to Pskov. Formal independence ended in 1510, when Pskov was occupied by the troops of Vasili III of Russia, the Grand Prince of Moscow. Throughout history, Pskov lands were always situated in the west of Russian Lands, its rulers were constantly at war. In 1242 the Battle of the Ice on Lake Peipus stopped the expansion of the Teutonic Knights to the east. During the Livonian War, in 1581, the Polish troops laid siege to Pskov; the areas which now constitute the southern part of the oblast changed hands many times, but after the Livonian War, they were made part of Poland and remained as such until the First Partition of Poland in 1772. The southeastern part of the oblast became part of the Principality of Toropets before it was attached to Moscow in the 15th century. December 29, 1708 Tsar Peter the Great issued an edict.

The north of the present area of Pskov Oblast, which at the time belonged to Russia, was a part of Ingermanland Governorate, renamed Saint Petersburg Governorate in 1710. In 1727, a separate Novgorod Governorate was established, the area was transferred there, it was subdivided into five provinces, the current area of Pskov Oblast was split between two of them - Pskov and Velikiye Luki Provinces. In 1772, in order to accommodate areas acquired by Russia as a result of the First Partition of Poland, Pskov Governorate with the seat in Opochka was created, it proved to be unmanageable and was split in 1776 into Pskov and Polotsk Governorates. Pskov was made the administrative center of Pskov Governorate. In 1777, Pskov Governorate was transformed into Pskov Viceroyalty. In 1796, the viceroyalty was abolished, the emperor Paul I issued a decree restoring Pskov Governorate; the southern part of Pskov Oblast wento through a number of administrative reforms, before ending up in Vitebsk Governorate. After 1919, Vitebsk Governorate was a part of Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.

In 1924, Vitebsk Governorate was abolished, its northeastern part was transferred to Pskov Governorate. Besides, in 1920 the westernmost areas of the Pskov Governorate including Pechory, Izborsk and Pytalovo that since 1918 were occupied by the North-Western Army and Estonian republican units, were ceded from Russian SFR to Latvia and Estonia under the Tartu Peace Treaty and Riga Peace Treaty. On August 1, 1927 the governorates were abolished, the area became a part of newly established Leningrad Oblast; the southern part was soon split off and went through a number of administrative reforms, being at different times located in Western Oblast, Smolensk Oblast, Kalinin Oblast. Between autumn of 1941 and spring of 1944, during World War II, the current area of Pskov Oblast was occupied by German troops. In particular, the partisan movement was pretty act

Bromsgrove School

Bromsgrove School is a co-educational independent boarding school in the Worcestershire town of Bromsgrove, England. Founded in 1553, it is one of the oldest public schools in Britain, one of the 14 founding members of the Headmaster's Conference. Bromsgrove School has both boarding and day students consisting of three schools, Pre-Prep Nursery School, Preparatory School and the Senior School. Bromsgrove charges up to £12,430 per term, with three terms per academic year.. The School has a total of 200 teaching staff, with 1,660 pupils, including 220 in the Pre-preparatory School, 500 in the Preparatory School and 940 in the Senior School. Spread across 100 acres, the main campus is located in the heart of the town of Bromsgrove. However, Bromsgrove School has expanded overseas, with an additional boarding school in Bangkok and a new school within the Mission Hills complex in Shenzhen, Bromsgrove School Mission Hills; the school was first recorded in 1476 as a chantry school and was re-established as a grammar school between 1548 and 1553.

The 1693 financial endowment of Sir Thomas Cookes, 2nd Baronet of Norgrove Court in Worcestershire, produced the first buildings on the present site and the historic link with Worcester College, which he founded. The arms of Cookes were adopted by both Worcester Bromsgrove School. John Day Collis became head-master in December 1842; the tercentenary of the grammar school was celebrated on 31 March 1853. In 1856 Collis had the chapel and new school rooms built, existing buildings enlarged and improved. In 1869 Bromsgrove was one of the fourteen founding schools of the Headmasters' Conference. During the Second World War the entire School was temporarily moved to Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales, as the School buildings were requisitioned by British government departments for the War effort. Many former pupils and members of staff were killed during the Second World War, their names are commemorated at the War memorial of the town. In 2007, the school was granted the Freedom of Llanwrtyd Wells. In 2005 the school was one of fifty of the country's leading private schools which were found guilty of running an illegal price-fixing cartel, exposed by The Times, which had allowed them to drive up fees for thousands of parents.

Each school was required to pay a nominal penalty of £10,000 and all agreed to make ex-gratia payments totalling three million pounds into a trust designed to benefit pupils who attended the schools during the period in respect of which fee information was shared. In 2002 the school established Bromsgrove International School Thailand in Thailand. In 2016, the school opened Bromsgrove School Mission Hills, in Shenzhen, China. Commemoration Day is the Senior School's traditional end of year celebration, it is a special day for the School and for the Upper Sixth Leavers. When Sir Thomas Cookes re-endowed the School in 1693, he enjoined that once a year a sermon should be preached to the Scholars of the School in St John’s Parish Church, it is this that the School commemorates as well as celebrating the end of the academic year with a prizegiving. Following a small private ceremony in the Cookes Room celebrating the founder Sir Thomas Cookes where the Heads of School lay a wreath beneath a portrait of Cookes, the whole School proceeds to St John’s Church for the Commemoration Service.

Unusually the school does not have its own school song, Charles Villiers Stanford’s setting of Te Deum Laudamus in B flat has been sung at the service since 1989, becoming an unofficial school song. After the Church Service everyone takes their place in the speeches' marquee; the School and parents are addressed by the President of the Headmaster. Prizes are awarded to other pupils. At 4.15 pm the Chapel Bell begins to toll. All the pupils line up in Houses with their Houseparents and Tutors on the Parade Ground between Kyteless and the Chapel; each House, beginning with School House, in turn moves forward and every pupil shakes hands with their House staff, the Heads of School and the Headmaster and his wife. The final ceremony is the lowering of the School flag by the Heads of School who hand it to the Deputy Head who hands it to the Headmaster for safekeeping until the start of the next academic year. Bromsgrove School has boarding and day students and consists of three schools, Pre-Prep Nursery School, Preparatory School and the Senior School.

The School has a total of 200 teaching staff, with 1,660 pupils, including 220 in the Pre-preparatory School, 500 in the Preparatory School and 940 in the Senior School, of whom 60% are male and 40% female, 60% boarding and 40% day. As well as British students, there are more than three hundred from 49 different countries Russia, Germany and Hong Kong; the school website states that the pass rate at grades A* to C is 96%. Bromsgrove started teaching the International Baccalaureate Diploma in 2009, with Sixth form students having the choice between IB, BTEC and A-Levels; the rugby match against King Edward's School, played annually since 1875, is thought to be the oldest continuous Rugby fixture between two schools in England. Similar to most public schools in Britain and the Commonwealth, Bromsgrove has a system of school leaders known as Monitors; as representatives of the school, Monitors' jobs are based around keeping the school running at its best level of