Francis Hyacinth was the Duke of Savoy from 1637 to 1638 under regency of his mother Christine Marie. Born at the Castle of Valentino in Turin he was the eldest surviving son of Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy and his wife Christine Marie of France; as the heir to the Savoyard throne, he was styled as the Prince of Piedmont. His parents had died in 1628 prior to the birth of Francis Hyacinth. At his father's death in October 1637, he succeeded and his mother took power having been claimed regent. While Duke of savoy he held the subsidiary titles of Marquess of Saluzzo, count of Aosta and Nice, claimant King of Jerusalem; the infant was nicknamed the Flower of Paradise. Having succeeded his father at such a young age, Francis Hyacinth did not rule de facto being only 5 years old. Having caught a fever, he died at the Castle of Valentino, was succeeded by his brother Charles Emmanuel II; the infant was buried at the Sacra di San Michele in Turin. 14 September 1632 – 7 October 1637: His Highness The Prince of Piedmont 7 October 1637 – 4 October 1638: His Highness The Duke of Savoy Merlini, Carlo.
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Turtle Rock Studios Valve South is an American video game developer founded in March 2002 by Michael Booth. It was acquired by Valve in 2008, but was re-founded in 2011 as an independent company by Phil Robb and Chris Ashton. Turtle Rock Studios is involved in the creation of original titles as well as the provision of consulting services to the digital entertainment industry; the company's most notable games are the first Left 4 Dead, published by Valve, Evolve, set to be published by THQ but was published by 2K Games. The founder of the company had worked for Westwood Pacific, assisted in the development of the Counter-Strike series; the company expanded from six employees to more than seventy staff members from 2011 to 2014 and opened a subsidiary company called Turtle Rock Garage in 2011, which specialized in developing casual and experimental games for platforms such as iPhone and Xbox Live. Turtle Rock Studios was founded by Michael Booth. Prior to the company's establishment, Phil Robb and Chris Ashton worked for Westwood Pacific and participated in the development of real-time strategy games like Command & Conquer: Red Alert.
Ashton, who had worked for Presto Studios, was impressed by Counter-Strike, a popular mod of Half-Life, decided to join the mod team as a texture artist. Seattle-based Valve, the publisher of Half-Life, purchased the mod, Ashton left Westwood to join Valve. Robb and Booth remained at Westwood Studios and worked on Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge and Command & Conquer: Generals, but left the company after it was acquired by Electronic Arts, as Robb considered EA's acquisition of Westwood had resulted in the studio losing all its personality. Turtle Rock Studios was founded in 2002; the team of about six people had limited resources so set up work space in Booth's garage. The name "Turtle Rock" derived from the name of a neighbourhood; the team expanded the studio and rented an office, continued the development of Condition Zero. The game was released in 2004. Satisfied with the work done by Turtle Rock, Valve continued to contract them to work on the Xbox version of Counter-Strike, as well as the next installment of the series, Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch.
Upon the release of Source, the company wanted to work on a new game, gained support from Valve. The team chose to design a first-person wizard combat game; as the team had developed only competitive multiplayer games before, they wanted to design a game that encouraged and supported co-operative gameplay between players. The team decided to use source code from Counter-Strike to develop a mod called Terror-Strike, a scenario where players fight against bots, which are equipped only with knives and act like zombies, they changed the texture of the game to create a gritty, dark atmosphere. It was not conceived as a full-budget project at that time. Meanwhile, the wizard combat game was scrapped as the team considered the project over-complicated and "geeky"; the idea of developing a zombie game grew after the team watched 28 Days Later, a critically acclaimed zombie film. The film helped the team brainstorm ideas for their zombie game. After that, the team decided to remove all the Counter-Strike content and started developing the zombie game, in which players have to plant zombie bait and kill all the zombies present in the level.
The focus shifted to evacuating and surviving in a zombie-infested area. The project was presented to Valve, which helped the game's funding and publishing; the project's name was Left 4 Dead, its development began in 2005. The title was announced on November 20, 2006, was released in November 2008 for Microsoft Windows and the Xbox 360. On January 10, 2008, before the release of Left 4 Dead, Valve announced that it had purchased Turtle Rock in an effort to expand the company's console market. Gabe Newell and president of Valve, added that it was an easy decision for the company to make, as they had high expectations for Left 4 Dead and considered themselves having a long-term relationship with Turtle Rock. After being acquired by Valve, Turtle Rock served as Valve's in-house satellite development team, was renamed Valve South. With the establishment of Valve South, nine to eleven employees moved to work at Valve's headquarters in Seattle. After their departure, Valve felt that the size of the team at Valve South was too small to allow it to operate as a triple A studio, that coordination between the two studios was difficult as they were physically far apart from each other.
Meanwhile, Turtle Rock felt that the team's communication with Valve was lacking, they were dissatisfied with "Valve" and the slow progression of projects. As a result, Newell proposed that Turtle Rock to be split from Valve, that Valve South be shut down after the shipment of Left 4 Dead. Valve retained the rights to the Left 4 Dead franchise, while allowing the name "Turtle Rock" and its logo to be used again by the original team; this news was confirmed by Doug Lombardi of Valve on June 3, 2009. After being formally closed, the remaining team members including Ashton, Robb decided to restart Turtle Rock as an independent company on March 17, 2010. On the same day, Turtle Rock Studios put up a new website announcing they had reformed and were once again working on video games, they released an iPhone automotive maintenance app named Garage Buddy and began hiring for a full-scale project. Upon the company's reestablishment, Booth left the company, Robb and Ashton were
Følling Church is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Steinkjer municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the village of Følling, it is the church for the Følling parish, part of the Stiklestad prosti in the Diocese of Nidaros. The white, wooden church was built in a long church style in 1728 by an unknown architect; the church seats about 110 people. During a renovation in 1959, tombs under the church floor were discovered, dating back to the Bronze Age, they found coins from the 14th century. Findings indicate that in the 15th century, there was a small stave church measuring about 4.5 by 5 metres on the same site as the present church. List of churches in Nidaros
The black-capped pygmy tyrant is the smallest passerine bird in its range, though larger than its cousin, the short-tailed pygmy tyrant. This tyrant flycatcher occurs from Costa Rica to north-western Ecuador, it is a species of the forest canopy, coming lower at edges and clearings, in second growth and semi-open woodland. It occurs up to an altitude of 900 m, it is common, except in arid areas. In Costa Rica and most of Panama it is restricted to the Caribbean lowlands, while restricted to the humid parts of the Chocó further south; the female builds a 15 cm long pouch nest with a round side entrance, suspended from a thin branch 1–7 m high in a tree. The female incubates the two brown-blotched white eggs for 15–16 days to hatching; the black-capped pygmy tyrant is a tiny short-tailed bird, 6.5 cm long, weighing 5.2 g. The crown is black, shading to dark grey on the rest of the head, contrasting with the white “spectacles”; the rest of the upperparts are olive-green. The tail and the wings are blackish with yellow edging to two yellow wing bars.
The throat and central breast are white, shading to grey on the pale yellow on the belly. The sexes are similar, but females have a duller, sootier crown, young birds have a browner crown and upperparts, their wing markings and underparts are tinged with buff; the black-capped pygmy tyrant can be seen alone, in pairs, or family groups, hunting small insects in rapid dashes. The call is a thin ttseep which can be confused with an frog. Family groups communicate with soft whistles and trills. Stiles and Skutch, A guide to the birds of Costa Rica, ISBN 0-8014-9600-4 Videos and sounds - The Internet Bird Collection
Filip Westerlund is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman. He is playing for Timrå IK of the HockeyAllsvenskan. Westerlund was drafted by the Arizona Coyotes in the second round, 44th overall, of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Westerlund first played as a youth with AIK Härnösand until the J18 Elit level. In his second season within the Frölunda HC organization, Westerlund made his SHL debut in the 2016–17 campaign, featuring in 33 games from the blueline for 4 assists. During the final year of his contract with Frölunda in the 2018–19 season, Westerlund registered 2 points in 19 games before he was loaned for the remainder of the year to fellow SHL club, Timrå IK, on January 23, 2019. Westerlund notched two goals in 4 games before his season was ended through injury, unable to help Timrå avoid relegation to the Allsvenskan. Out of contract with Frölunda, Westerlund opted to continue with Timrå IK in the HockeyAllsvenskan, securing a one-year deal on 19 August 2019. Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
John William Ferrell is an American actor, producer and businessman. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, has subsequently starred in comedy films such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, The Other Guys and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, all but one of which he co-wrote with his comedy partner Adam McKay; the two founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007. Other film roles include Elf, Old School, Blades of Glory, Daddy's Home, the animated films Megamind and The Lego Movie. Ferrell is considered a member of the "Frat Pack", a generation of leading Hollywood comic actors who emerged in the late 1990s and the 2000s, including Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, brothers Owen and Luke Wilson, he received an Emmy Award nomination for his work on Saturday Night Live, three Golden Globe Award nominations for acting in The Producers and Stranger than Fiction and for producing Vice.
He was named the best comedian of 2015 in the British GQ Men of the Year awards. Ferrell received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 24, 2015. Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay, a teacher who taught at Old Mill School elementary school and Santa Ana College, Roy Lee Ferrell Jr. who played saxophone and keyboard for the Righteous Brothers. His parents were both natives of North Carolina, they moved to California in 1964. Ferrell's ancestry includes English and Irish, he has Patrick. When he was eight years old, his parents divorced. Ferrell said of the divorce: "I was the type of kid who would say,'Hey, look at the bright side! We'll have two Christmases'." The divorce was amicable, both parents were committed to their children. The biggest problem was his father's line of work; as a person in show business, his paychecks were never steady, he traveled from home for months at a time. Growing up in this environment made Ferrell not want to go into show business and instead have a steady job.
Will first attended school at Culverdale Elementary and attended Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, both in Irvine. He attended University High School in Irvine, was a kicker for the school's varsity football team, he was on the soccer team and captain of the basketball team, as well as serving on the student council. Ferrell called third grade "a pivotal year", he realized he could make his classmates laugh if he pretended to smash his head against the wall, or if he tripped and fell on purpose, said it was a great way to make friends. He said the dullness of Irvine contributed to the growth of his humor: Growing up in suburbia, in safe, master-planned Irvine, there was no drama so we had to create it in our heads. My main form of entertainment was exploring new ways of being funny. I didn't have to have the survival mode instinct like other comics, who grew up in tough neighborhoods. I had the opposite. For me, I grew up in Mayberry, the humor broke the boredom, and there was a lot to make fun of.
In his senior year of high school, Ferrell and a friend would perform comedy skits over the school's intercom system, with cooperation from the principal. Ferrell performed comedic skits in the school's talent shows, he won. He enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he studied sports broadcasting and joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. In college, he was known for a few pranks. On occasion, he would stroll into his friends' classes, he was known for streaking around campus with a few other people from the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Ferrell earned an internship at a local television station in the sports department, but he did not enjoy the work. After graduating with a B. A. degree in sports information in 1990, he knew. He took up a job as a hotel valet where, on his second day, he tore a baggage rack off the top of a van by trying to drive it under a low beam, he worked as a teller at Wells Fargo, but came up short $300 the first day and $280 the second. In 1991, encouraged by his mother to pursue something he liked, Ferrell moved to Los Angeles.
He auditioned for the comedy group The Groundlings, where he spent time developing his improvisation skills. Before joining The Groundlings, Ferrell's attempts at standup comedy had little success, he grew to love improvisation. He realized he liked to impersonate people, one of his favorites was Harry Caray, the Hall of Fame baseball announcer. Soon he began to create original characters. With fellow Groundlings member Chris Kattan, they created the Butabi Brothers, who go out to dance clubs to try to pick up women but are rejected. While taking classes, Ferrell got a job at an auction house via his friend Viveca Paulin; the job was ideal as it was flexible enough for him to audition and go to rehearsals while being employed. He received small roles, including TV series Grace Under Fire and Living Single, low-budget films such as A Bucket of Blood, as well as commercials. One winter, he served as a mall Santa Claus. In 1994, he won a spot with the top professional group of The Groundlings. After SNL's decline in popularity in 1994–1995, in need of new cast members for the next season, a producer saw The Groundlings and asked Ferrell and Cheri Oteri to audition fo