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Game Show Network

Game Show Network is an American pay television channel, owned by Sony Pictures Television. The channel's programming is dedicated to game shows, including reruns of classic game shows, along with new, first-run original and revived game shows. For a period in the mid 2000s, Game Show Network began branching out into "games" in general, including reality competition series and televised poker shows. Game Show Network is available to 79 million households in America as of January 2016. On May 7, 1992, Sony Pictures Entertainment joined forces with the United Video Satellite Group to launch Game Show Channel, set to launch in 1993; the announcement of the channel was made by SPE president Mel Harris. Sony Pictures' holdings included those by Inc.. SPE was in competition with The Family Channel in launching a game show-oriented channel when The Family Channel announced the launch of its own service called Game Channel. On December 2, 1992, Sony Pictures Entertainment made a deal to acquire the Barry & Enright game show library, in a separate deal, struck a 10-year licensing agreement for the rights to the Mark Goodson game show library of more than 20,000 episodes including among others, What's My Line?, Family Feud, To Tell the Truth.

Upon the deal, Sony said it would sell an equity stake in the network to Mark Goodson Productions, including the production of new original series by Jonathan Goodson Productions. Both deals were completed on December 1992, eleven days before Mark Goodson's death. On June 6, 1994, Mark Goodson Productions pulled out of the venture. Game Show Network launched at 7:00 p.m. on December 1, 1994. The first aired game show was What's My Line?. From 1994 until about 1997, the network aired classic pre-1972 game shows as well as game shows made after 1972, most of which came from the Mark Goodson–Bill Todman library; the network used to air live interstitials as wraparound programming. In its first few months, GSN's commercials consisted of public service announcements, promotions for its programming and commercials related to network parent company Sony. By 1995, when the network began to expand, the network began accepting conventional advertising as it gained new sponsorships. On March 17, 1997, the Game Show Network rebranded with a new presentation package, a new logo, a new slogan: "All Play, All Day".

The network's new promos and new idents were designed by graphics agency Lee Hunt Associates. On October 11, 1997, the network's rights to the Goodson-Todman library expired, with the exceptions of The Price Is Right and the 1994–95 season of Family Feud, which were both allowed to continue airing on the channel on a separate contract; this period lasted until April 18, 1998. With the other Goodson-Todman shows gone, lesser-known Sony properties such as Juvenile Jury, The Diamond Head Game, the 1976–77 version of Break the Bank, the Bill Cullen-hosted games Chain Reaction and Pass the Buck all found their way onto the schedule. Shows from Chuck Barris aired during this time, including The Newlywed Game, The Dating Game, The Gong Show, Treasure Hunt, 3's a Crowd. Game Show Network aired a children's game show block at this time, featuring Joker! Joker! Joker!, Jep!, Wheel 2000 – the respective adaptations of The Joker's Wild, Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune. On April 18, 1998, Game Show Network bought back the rights to the Goodson-Todman library.

In late 1998, GSN eliminated all of its live programming, replacing them with in-show advertisements like Win TV. In 1999, the network began a slate of original programming, including Inquizition, All New 3's a Crowd, Hollywood Showdown; the channel launched original shows such as Extreme Gong. In 2000, the network lost the rights to The Price Is Right, with the last episode airing on April 3 of that year. In 2001, a massive change in both leadership and programming at the network took place when Liberty Media acquired a 50% stake. Both President Michael Fleming and vice president Jake Tauber departed and former Fox Family Channel president Rich Cronin was hired to head the network, he and incoming vice president Bob Boden began the biggest original programming venture since the network's inception, launching Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck, Friend or Foe?, Russian Roulette, WinTuition, Cram. In the Fall of 2001, the network acquired the rights to air the classic Press Your Luck but, due to pressure from CBS, the Michael Larson episodes were excluded.

CBS gave Game Show Network the rights to the Larson episodes, airing them in a separate package, as well as in conjunction with an original documentary called Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal. In the Fall of 2003, Game Show Network picked up the rights to the ABC version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire with Regis Philbin. In December of that year, the network began airing GSN Video Games. On March 15, 2004, Game Show Network began using the abbreviation "GSN" and introduced the tagline "The Network for Games", a move in line with the network expanding its programming to include the genre of reality television and various other competitions. GSN introduced the original series at 10:00 p.m. weekdays, World Series of Blackjack, National Lampoon's Greek Games, Kenny vs. Spenny, the short-lived Fake-a-Date, a find-a-mate program with host Evan Marriott, the original Joe Millionaire. GSN added reruns of The Mole and Spy TV. Blackjack and Poker Royale signified the beginnings of GSN's attempts to cash in on the T

Jeseník

Jeseník, Frývaldov until 1947 is a town in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic, the administrative capital of Jeseník District. The original name was Freiwaldau. – the name means “free from the woods”. The former Czech name of Frývaldov was a phonetic transcription of the German original. After Second World War the town was renamed along with many other towns containing German elements in their names, it is named after the surrounding mountains which are called Jeseníky. The town is located in the historic Czech Silesia region on the Bělá River, a tributary of the Nysa Kłodzka, it is situated within the Hrubý Jeseník mountain range, north of the Praděd peak. In the west are the foothills of the Golden Mountains Bukovice Dětřichov Jeseník Lázně Jeseník Freiwaldau in the Duchy of Silesia founded in the course of the German Ostsiedlung, was first mentioned in 1267, when it held the status of a town belonging to the territory of the Bishops of Wrocław. With the surrounding villages it became part of the bishops' ecclesiastical Duchy of Nysa in 1290.

In the 14th century Freiwaldau developed as a centre of iron production with several foundries and hammer mills processing the ore from the productive deposits in the surrounding mountains. On, the flourishing town was purchased by the Swabian Fugger dynasty. In 1506 the Bishop Johann Thurzó vested its citizens with Bergregal privileges. After the iron ore deposits were exhausted, the Fugger sold the town back to the Wrocław bishops in 1547 and linen weaving became the most important source of income. Silesia with the Lands of the Bohemian Crown had passed to the Austrian Habsburg Monarchy in 1526, it remained with the Austrian Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, until World War I and the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918. According to the Austrian administration census of 1910 the town had 6,859 inhabitants, 6,619 of whom had permanent residence there; the census asked people for their native language: 6,588 were speaking German, 16 Czech and 13 Polish. Jews were not allowed to declare Yiddish, most of them thus declared German.

Most populous religious groups were Roman Catholics with 6,552, followed by Protestants with 208 and the Jews with 83. On November 25, 1931, the local Communist party organised a hunger march of around 1,000 unemployed stoneworkers to Freiwaldau; the police chief at Setzdorf instructed his men to prevent the demonstration from reaching the town. The police forced the marchers to take an alternative route through the forest; the police soon caught up with them at Nieder-Lindewiese, a clash ensued during which the marchers threw sticks and other objects at the gendarmes. After two stones hit the commander of the unit, First Lieutenant Oldřich Jirkovský, on the forehead, gave his men the order to fire on the crowd; as a result, ten people, including six women - among them a 60-year-old woman and a 14-year-old girl - were killed and fifteen men and women injured and taken to the hospital in Freiwaldau. The Vienna Neue Zeitung attributed the march to the growing indebtedness of local stone- and chalkworkers, who could no longer earn enough for subsistence.

From 1938 to 1945 it was one of the municipalities in Sudetenland. The German population was expelled according to the Beneš Decrees in 1945. Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf and violinist Vincenz Priessnitz, founder of Hydropathy Oscar Paul, music historian Adolph Weiß, botanist Edmund Weiss, astronomer Walter Reder, Waffen-SS officer and a convicted war criminal Adolf Kettner, local historian Károly Khuen-Héderváry, Hungarian politician Oskar Hein, writer Emi Hauck, mayor Siegmund Hein, scientist Richard Werner, physician Franz Wittelsbach, Prinz von Bayern, a son of Prince Georg of Bavaria Franz Karl Mohr and American germanist and poet Engelbert Kaps, sculptor Josef Werdecker, geographer Jeseník is twinned with

Rukmani Kalyanam

Rukmani Kalyanam is a 1936 Indian Tamil-language film produced and directed by Bhalji Pendharkar. It stars M. S. Vijayal as his wife Rukmani. Supported byMathirimangalam Natesa Iyer, Panchu Bhagavathar and Kamala. Rukmani Kalyanam was directed by Bhalji Pendharkar. S. Rajam, who portrayed the Hindu god Krishna in Sita Kalyanam and Radha Kalyanam, played the same role in this film, while M. S. Vijayal played his wife Rukmani. Other supporting roles were played by Mathirimangalam Natesa Iyer, Panchu Bhagavathar and Kamala; the final length of the film was 15,638 feet. Rukmani Kalyanam was not successful, but film historian Randor Guy, writing for The Hindu, said that it would be remembered for "the appearance of Rajam as Lord Krishna, the interesting on-screen narration of the epic story by director Balji Phendarkar". Rukmani Kalyanam on IMDb

2011–12 West Coast Conference women's basketball season

The 2011–12 West Coast Conference women's basketball season began with practices in October 2011 and ended with the 2012 West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament from February 29- March 5, 2012 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The regular season began on the weekend of November 11, with the conference schedule starting on December 29; this was the 27th season for WCC women's basketball, which began in the 1985–86 season when the league was known as the West Coast Athletic Conference. It was the 22nd season under the West Coast Conference name. In July 2011, a new faith based, private school joined the conference. BYU came from the Mountain West, marking the WCC's first change in membership since 1980. Pre-season media day was held on October 27, 2011 at YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno, California. 2011–12 West Coast Women's Basketball Media Poll:Rank, Points 1. Gonzaga University, 64 2. Brigham Young University, 52 3. Pepperdine University, 50 4. Loyola Marymount University, 36 5.

Saint Mary's College, 34 6. University of Portland, 32 7. University of San Diego, 26 8. Santa Clara University, 22 9. University of San Francisco, 82011–12 West Coast Women's Preseason All-West Conference Team:Player, School, Yr. Pos. Dominique Conners, USD, Sr. G Alex Cowling, Loyola Marymount, RS-Jr. G/F Natalie Day, Portland, Sr.. G/F Jazmine Jackson, Pepperdine, Sr. G Katelan Redmon, Gonzaga, Sr. G/F Kristen Riley, Brigham Young University, Sr. F Alyssa Shoji, Santa Clara, Sr. G Jasmine Smith, Saint Mary's, RS-Sr. G Kayla Standish, Gonzaga, Sr. F ReZina TecleMariam, Portland, Sr. G BYU would lose to #8 Duke 61-55 on November 11, 2011. 2 Conference Games would be shown nationally on CBS Sports Network- Portland at San Diego on January 19, 2012 and Loyola Marymount at Gonzaga on January 26, 2012. BYUtv would show all home BYU games except for the Saint Mary's game on February 4, 2012. SWX Right Now would show all Gonzaga home games except for the game shown nationally on CBS Sports Network. In Week 11 the WCC had two teams rank in the Top 25 for the first time in the conference's history with BYU and Gonzaga both claiming Top 25 spots.

This table summarizes the head-to-head results between teams in conference play. Indicates games remaining this season. February 29- March 5, 2012 – West Coast Conference Basketball Tournament, Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV. Jeff Judkins, BYU Kelly Graves, Gonzaga Julie Wilhoit, Loyola Marymount Julie Rousseau, Pepperdine Jim Sollars, Portland Paul Thomas, Saint Mary's Cindy Fisher, San Diego Jennifer Azzi, San Francisco Jennifer Mountain, Santa Clara Gonzaga was an 11-seed, they advanced to the Sweet Sixteen after winning the 2nd Round games on their home court. BYU was a 10-seed, they lost in the first round against DePaul on the DePaul men's team home court. San Diego was granted the WCC's automatic bid to the WNIT after Gonzaga was taken as an at large team, they played into the semifinals on the WNIT before they were defeated at Oklahoma State. USD won 2 road games to make the semifinals of the WNIT- at Texas Tech in the regional semi's and at Washington in the regional final. Saint Mary's was taken as an at-large selection.

They defeated UNLV in the first round before losing at Oregon State. Oregon State would lose in the next round to Washington, eliminated by fellow WCC school San Diego in the quarterfinals. No WCC school qualified for the WBI. Haiden Palmer, Week of Dec 19-25 Alex Carbonel, Saint Mary's, Week of Jan 9-15 Taelor Karr, Week of Jan 23-29 Jennifer Hamson, BYU, Week of Feb 6-12 November – Natalie Day, Portland December – Alex Cowling, Loyola Marymount January – Kristen Riley, BYU February – Kristen Riley, BYU Voting was by conference coaches: Player of The Year: Kristen Riley, BYU Co-Newcomer of The Year: Lexi Eaton, BYU Co-Newcomer of the Year: Haiden Palmer, Gonzaga Defensive Player of The Year: Jazmine Jackson, Pepperdine Coach of The Year: Cindy Fisher, San Diego 2011-12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament 2011–12 West Coast Conference men's basketball season West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament 2012 West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

Wings (duo)

Wings are a South Korean female duo formed by Sony Music Korea in 2014. The duo consists of leader Nayoung; the duo's debut single "Hair Short" was released on March 12, 2014 and their follow-up single "Blossom" on July 3, 2014. The duo was announced on February 27, 2014 via their Facebook page; the duo was formed when both of them, during their trainee days, recorded guide vocals for the Korean version of Little Mix's single, "Wings." After watching the performance, the label like the idea for the two singers to team up which led to the formation of the duo. Wings released their debut song "Hair Short" digitally, along with its instrumental on iTunes and multiple South Korean digital music stores on March 12, 2014; the music video features actor Ahn Jae-hyun. The duo's second single, "Blossom", was announced on June 16, 2014 along with a teaser picture of Yeseul and Nayoung in floral dresses walking in a field of flowers; the single was released digitally on iTunes and South Korean digital music stores, as well physically on July 3, 2014.

The single includes the instrumental to "Blossom" as well as their first single "Hair Short" and its instrumental. The duo appeared in Kim Woo Joo's music video for "The City of Summer Night", released on August 1, 2014; the duo appeared in Yang Song E's music video for "Smiling Goodbye", released on October 10. The duo appeared in SBS Plus's drama,《The Idolmaster KR》and KBS's Variety《The Unit: Idol Rebooting Project》. In July, Wings revealed to have left Sony Music Entertainment Korea. Kang Yeseul Jin Nayoung Wings on Facebook Wings on Twitter

Saint Mary's Square

Saint Mary's Square is a park and urban square across California Street from Old St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco's Chinatown, in the U. S. state of California. It features a statue of Sun Yat-sen by Beniamino Bufano; the “Women’s Column of Strength” is a funded statue, placed in 2017 after being approved by the Board of Supervisors. The memorial is controversial as the sculpture honors the comfort women who were women and girls forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army in occupied territories before and during World War II; the mayor of Osaka, Japan stated he would sever the sister-city relationship with San Francisco as "the relationship of trust has been destroyed". A gingko biloba tree planted in March 2017 honors Chinatown activist Rose Pak. St. Mary's Square includes the former location of the Kong Chow Temple. Media related to Saint Mary's Square, San Francisco at Wikimedia Commons