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Fratton Park

Fratton Park is an association football ground in the English port city of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. It is the original home of Portsmouth F. C. who were founded on 5 April 1898. Uniquely, the stadium is the only one in English professional football, not on the mainland island of Great Britain, as it is built on Portsea Island, where the city of Portsmouth is located; the ground was built in 1899 upon on the site of a potato field in Milton, a farming village which became a residential district of Portsmouth, as the city expanded across Portsea Island during the twentieth century. The name Fratton Park was chosen to understate its true distance to Fratton railway station one mile to the west of the stadium in Fratton. Fratton Park was first opened on a public open day on Tuesday 15 August 1899; the first football match at the ground took place on Wednesday 6 September 1899. Since its inception, the ground has been affectionately nicknamed "The Old Girl" by Portsmouth supporters; the stadium has been visually branded in-house as "Fortress Fratton" in recent years.

The ground is located within the Anglican parish of St. James' in Milton, Portsmouth. Fratton Park is built in a traditional English style with four separate stands of varied designs and sizes and arranged around the four sides of the football pitch; the pitch measures 115 x 73 yards, is aligned from east to west, considered unusual in English football, as most other pitches are orientated north to south to maximise natural sunlight. The stadium has a current capacity for 19,669 supporters, although it has had a much larger maximum capacity for 58,000 supporters after the construction of the North Stand in 1935. Fratton Park's record attendance is 51,385, reached in an FA Cup quarter-final match vs Derby County, on 26 February 1949, in which Portsmouth won 2-1; the four stands in Fratton Park are named The North Stand, The South Stand, The Milton End and The Fratton End. Before the reconstruction of the 4,500 seat Fratton End in 1997, the unseated terraced stands of the old Fratton End, Lower North Terrace and Milton End were conjoined as one contiguous terrace for much of Fratton Park's twentieth century history.

Along the northern touchline of the pitch is the two-tier North Stand, the largest stand in Fratton Park. The North Stand was rebuilt and reopened as a full standing stand on 7 September 1935, increasing Fratton Park's maximum capacity to 58,000 supporters. However, the stadium capacity was reduced when 4,226 seats were fitted to the upper North Stand terrace in 1951; the lower North Terrace was fitted with seats in 1996. A new roof extension, supported by steel columns, was added from the front of the North Stand in 1997 and extended over the North Terrace to the pitch touchline; the North Stand turnstiles are accessed from Milton Lane. A gravel surfaced; the current'Pompey Shop' merchandise shop and ticket office are located directly behind the North Stand car park in Anson Road. The current South Stand has two tiers and was opened on 29 August 1925 and is the oldest stand in Fratton Park, it replaced an earlier and smaller South Stand that existed on the site between 1899-1925. The current 1925 South Stand was designed by the famed Scottish architect Archibald Leitch.

The entrance to the South Stand is in Frogmore Road and is notable for its mock Tudor façade, a remnant of a grand mock Tudor pavilion structure - with a clock tower - that occupied the site from 1905 before the current South Stand was built in 1925. At the eastern end of Fratton Park is the Milton End, the smallest stand; the original Milton End was built in 1905 and was known as the Spion Kop, was enlarged to its current size in 1949. Infamously, the Milton End was the only roofless stand in the Premier League, before a roof was added before the 2007-08 season; the Milton End is used by visiting'away' supporters, with turnstiles in an alleyway named Specks Lane, directly behind the Milton End. At the western end of Fratton Park is the single tier 4,500 seat Fratton End, which first opened on 31 October 1997 and is the newest and tallest stand in Fratton Park; the Fratton End had an official opening ceremony on 4 April 1998, timed to coincide with a home match, one day before the centennial anniversary of Portsmouth F.

C. on 5 April 1998. The current Fratton End replaced an earlier two-tier Fratton End built in 1956, which had its upper tier demolished in 1986 for structural reasons; the remaining lower tier of the Fratton End was demolished eleven seasons in 1997 to clear the land for the building of the current Fratton End stand in 1997. The Fratton End turnstiles are accessed from Frogmore Road. Despite its Fratton Park name, Portsmouth's football ground is not located in the Fratton area of Portsmouth, instead it was built in Milton, Portsmouth in 1899. Fratton Park is named after Fratton railway station and not the geographic area where the football ground was built. Fratton Park was built in 1899 on a plot of land in Milton - a small rural village on the east side of Portsea Island; the land a potato field near Goldsmith Avenue, was purchased by Portsmouth FC from the Goldsmith farming family in the autumn of 1898. At the time, the nineteenth century village of Milton still retained a remote and isolated feeling from the busy town of Portsmouth, had no railway station of its own, the ne

Paul Massing

Paul Wilhelm Massing was a German sociologist. Born in Grumbach in the Rhine Province, he attended school in Cologne, studied economics and social sciences at Frankfurt University, when Franz Neumann was there and at Cologne Handelshochschule, he graduated in 1926 as a Diplom-Kaufmann. A year he studied for one term at the Sorbonne in Paris and prepared his dissertation on agrarian conditions of France in 19th century and the agrarian program of the French socialist parties. In 1928, he returned to Frankfurt University to study with Wilhelm Gerloff and attained a doctorate with his thesis. In January 1928, Paul Massing met his wife Hede Gumperz, it was not long before Hede had fallen in love with Massing: "My relationship with Paul grew like something so natural and so uncontrollable that it is impossible to recall how it started. Its beginning is clouded and veiled; when he returned to Germany in 1931, Paul Massing was active with the illegal M-section of the Communist Party of Germany in Berlin.

He helped his wife with her GRU work. In 1933, Massing was arrested by the National Socialists under the Enabling Act. Freed by an amnesty after five-month solitary confinement in Sachsenhausen, Massing wrote his autobiographic novel Schutzhäftling 880, published in 1935 under his pseudonym Karl Billinger, dedicated to all comrades in concentration camps. In the United States, this book was published in part in the New Masses. Massing continued to write about Hitler insisting that Hitler is no Fool!. After his release, he left Germany for Paris and the United States, but was sent back to Germany and other European countries from time to time to work for the communist resistance. Time spent in Joseph Stalin's Moscow and survived led to the strong criticism of Soviet communism. In spite of this experience, the couple "continued to render modest assistance" to Soviet intelligence during the years of World War II. Back in the U. S. the Massings lived in an old farmhouse Pennsylvania. When the FBI questioned Hede Massing about Gerhart Eisler, her first husband from 1919 to 1923, an illegal immigrant and an agent for the Comintern to the U.

S. in the 1930s, but was now a legal refugee, both began to confess their Soviet work. Hede's memoir of their life in Communist intelligence, This Deception was published in 1951, it shows the hardships they had had to endure and their strange life working first for the GRU and the KGB. Paul Massing left Hede for sociologist Herta Herzog. In 1942, Massing worked at the Institute of Social Research at Columbia University in New York. In August 1942, Paul Massing notified NKVD that his friend, Franz Neumann, had joined the Office of Strategic Services. Massing reported to Moscow that Neumann had told him that he had produced a study of the Soviet economy for the OSS's Russian Department. In April 1943, Elizabeth Zarubina met with Neumann: " met for the first time with who promised to pass us all the data coming through his hands. According to, he is getting many copies of reports from American ambassadors... and has access to materials referring to Germany." From 1948 and for many years, Paul Massing taught political sociology at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

His most important work is Rehearsal for Destruction: A Study Of Political Anti-Semitism in Imperial Germany, translated into German and published in 1959 as Vorgeschichte des politischen Antisemitismus with a preface by Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno. In 1977, he had only two years to live, he is buried at the family plot at Grumbach. All Quiet in Germany UK title Fatherland (foreword by Lincoln Steffens US title. Hitler is No Fool Rehearsal for Destruction: A Study of Political Antisemitism in Imperial Germany Martin Jay, The Dialectical Imagination. A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research 1923-1950. Little Brown and Company, Canada. 1973. Massing, This Deception, New York, NY: Duell and Pearce. Vassiliev, Alexander Vassiliev’s Notes on Anatoly Gorsky’s December 1948 Memo on Compromised American Sources and Networks, retrieved 2012-04-21 Massing, Chapter 4:; the Routine of an Underground Agent, from This Deception. New York, NY: Duell and Pearce, pp. 335

Harry K. Morton

Harry Kemp Morton was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was born on October 14, 1905, in Hornell, Steuben County, New York, the son of Harry Laverne Morton and May Morton, he attended the public schools, graduated from the University of Buffalo Law School in 1926. He was admitted to the bar in 1927, practiced law in Hornell, he was District Attorney of Steuben County from 1945 to 1952. Morton was a member of the New York State Senate from 1953 to 1958, sitting in the 169th, 170th and 171st New York State Legislatures. In 1958, Morton was challenged by Harold A. Jerry, Jr. in the Republican primary for re-nomination, but the result was disputed. Morton's claim to the nomination was upheld by the Appellate Division, but overturned by the New York Court of Appeals, he died on June 9, 1994. Harry K. Morton at Find a Grave

Ohio State Route 718

Ohio State Route 718 is a state route in western Ohio. All of SR 718 is situated within western Miami County; the western terminus of SR 718 is at SR 721 west of Pleasant Hill and its eastern terminus is at SR 55 in Troy, near the SR 55 interchange of Interstate 75. SR 718 begins at an intersection with SR 721 and County Road 74 in an area west of Pleasant Hill; the route heads eastward, passing fields for a stretch. The terrain in this area is flat with little changes in elevation. SR 718 continues on, intersecting CR 69 and CR 9; the route crosses the Stillwater River, enters the village of Pleasant Hill. SR 718 passes Pleasant Hill Cemetery and intersects local roads in Pleasant Hill, until an intersection with SR 48; the route turns to the southeast. The road is rural fields for the next several miles, turning to the southeast once more as it nears Troy. SR 718 enters Troy soon after, crossing over Interstate 75, terminating at an intersection with SR 55. SR 718 was assigned to its current routing in 1937.

No significant changes have taken place to SR 718 since its inception. The entire route is in Miami County

LudvĂ­k Kundera (musicologist)

Ludvík Kundera was a Czech musicologist and academic administrator. Kundera was born in Brno, Královo Pole as the youngest of seven siblings in a family which supported his passion for music from early childhood, he studied at German gymnasium and piano playing under Klotylda Schäfrová. His first public performance took place in 1912, with compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann, Bedřich Smetana and Franz Liszt. During World War I, he served in the Czechoslovak Legion, he enlisted on 14 July 1914 and was assigned to the 8th Infantry Regiment operating in Sibiu, Transylvania. He was captured by Russians in 1915 and on 1 August 1916 he joined the Czechoslovak Legion in Russia. During his stay in Russia, he became familiar with the cultural life of the country and he organized and performed on public concertos. In June, 1920, he travelled from Vladivostok to Terst and back to the Czechoslovakia. In 1925, he attended the masterclasses of Alfred Cortot at the École Normale de Musique in Paris.

He continued his studies in Vienna and Prague and earned a doctorate in musicology from Brno University in 1925. He taught at Brno Conservatory from 1922 to 1941 and at Brno Academy JAMU from 1948 to 1950. From 1945 to 1946 he was directory of the Brno Conservatory. From 1946 to 1948 he was head of the music department of the Education Faculty of the Charles University in Prague, he was rector of JAMU from 1 October 1948 until his retirement in 1962. As a pianist he concertized both at home and abroad, performing both as a soloist and in chamber music groups and promoting the music of Czech composers; as a musicologist he is best known for his analyses of the works of Leoš Janáček. He was the father of uncle of the writer Ludvík Kundera, he died in Brno on 12 May 1971. His funeral was accompanied by the String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters" by Leoš Janáček. Richarda Wagnera “Tristan und Isolde”, HR, vi, 233–41 O muzïke chekhoslovatskego naroda Hudba v Sovětském Rusku, Hudební rozhledy, i, 24–6 Janáčkův klavírní sloh, Hudební rozhledy, i, 42–5 O estetice umělěcké a zvláště hudební reprodukce Janáčkova “Věc Makropulos”, HRo, iii, 19–21, 37–41 Janáčeks Stil, Der Auftakt, vii, 279–83 Janáčkova Glagolská mše, vii, 186–93 Hudba a ruská legie, viii, 16–21 Václav Kaprál.

Ludvík Kundera: profil umělce, pedagoga a vědce. Brno: SPN, 1962. 153 p. Spisy Janáčkovy akademie múzických umění 1 prof. PhDr. Ludvík Kundera at Encyklopedie dějin města Brna

Hymn (Sarah Brightman album)

Hymn is the twelfth studio album by English soprano Sarah Brightman and first since 2013's Dreamchaser. The five-year gap between both studio albums marks Brightman's longest break between studio releases; this album marks Brightman's ninth studio collaboration with producer Frank Peterson. The album was released on 9 November 2018, entering at No. 1 on both the Billboard Classical Crossover Albums and overall Classical Albums, making Brightman the female artist with the most No. 1s in both charts. Brightman released her eleventh studio album Dreamchaser at the beginning of 2013, it marked a departure of her previous material by exploring new sounds and collaborating with producers Mike Hedges and Sally Herbert after twenty years of continuous work with Frank Peterson. The album gathered acclaim from some considering it Brightman's strongest work to date. In order to promote her new material, Sarah embarked on a two-year world tour, under the name of "Dreamchaser World Tour"; the concert tour consisted of 106 shows in twenty-three countries, becoming Brightman's second largest of her career.

In 2015, Brightman was expected to travel to the International Space Station but cancelled the trip due to personal reasons. In 2016 and 2017, Brightman embarked on two more concert tours: Gala: An Evening with Sarah Brightman, Royal Christmas Gala along Gregorian and special guests. Both concert tours served. Recording of her new album took place during these two years. According to Brightman's website, talks about a new album started in early 2016. Peterson began talking to Brightman about making a new album but she was unsure of doing so. Brightman, who had intended to launch on a future orbital spaceflight mission to the International Space Station, had halted her Cosmonaut training in Russia, which left her feeling vulnerable and depleted. After some time in Florida and Peterson decided to start a new musical project, embracing an uplifting and optimistic sound. Production for the album was announced on 9 December 2016. A photo of Sarah at the Nemo Studio in Hamburg, Germany was uploaded on her Facebook page with the caption "The start of something special".

Additional photos were uploaded. On 3 January 2017, Sarah's official Facebook page uploaded a photo of the singer working alongside longtime producer Frank Peterson; this event marked Brightman and Peterson's ninth studio collaboration and first since 2008's album A Winter Symphony. Updates of the album's production continued along the year. On 23 February 2017, Peterson uploaded a photo on his Facebook page, revealing that recording sessions were taking place at Village Studios. On 9 March 2017 a photo of Sarah accompanied by the Spirit of David Choir in a studio at Los Angeles was uploaded to her website and media. Photos of the studio and recording sessions were uploaded to the internet on 5 April, 15 April, 13 June 2017, along minimal information. On 30 October 2017, it was announced that Brightman's last studio album recording was being continued at Abbey Road Studios along the London Symphony Orchestra. Patrick Hawes, Steve Sidwell and Paul Bateman were mentioned as contributors to the album's production.

Brightman's studio recording had to be paused due to her participation at the co-headlining concert tour with Gregorian and other guests' Royal Christmas Gala, during the months of November and December 2017. Brightman returned to the production phase on 10 January 2018, as informed on her website. A few days it was informed that Tom Lord-Alge was contributing in the recording phase of the studio album, was being recorded at Spank Studio, in South Beach, Florida; the recording process took place in a total of seven cities: Hamburg, London, Los Angeles, New York and Budapest. On 20 June it was informed that the album photo shoot had taken place at the Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great in London. On 3 July 2018, Sarah announced via Twitter. During a telephone interview with Brazilian journal Destak, Brightman said the album's sound would have similarities with her first solo material and Eden, thus indicating a classical and operatic approach. On that same interview Brightman told that the concept of the album centered around achieving a sense of security and optimism in middle of a dystopian world.

These themes were inspired after Brightman's cancelled journey to the International Space Station and all its preparation. Brightman described this album as "excitingly eclectic, encompassing many different styles" during a press interview. "Every project I’ve done has come from an emotional place, I wanted to make something that sounded beautiful and uplifting. To me, ‘Hymn,’ suggests joy — a feeling of hope and light, something, familiar and secure, I hope that sentiment resonates through the music."Some songs of the album consist of covers of varied pieces from different decades. The title track belong to British prog-rock band Barclay James Harvest; the release encompasses songs by such modern composers as Eric Whitacre, Japanese musician and songwriter Yoshiki, German DJ Paul Kalkbrenner. The album closes with a new rendition of Brightman's signature duet with Andrea Bocelli, "Time To Say Goodbye," singing lyrics that she wrote herself, sung in English for the first time. "Sogni" was released as the first single from the album as a collaboration between Brightman and French tenor Vincent Niclo.

Composer and producer Frank Peterson described the operatic song as "a mash-up" of two arias from two different operas by French composer Georges Bizet. The track was released worldwide on 17 September as a digital download and was made availa