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Gate of Hell (film)

Gate of Hell is a 1953 Japanese jidaigeki film directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa. It tells the story of a samurai who tries to marry a woman he rescues, only to discover that she is married. Filmed using Eastmancolor, Gate of Hell was Daiei Film's first color film and the first Japanese color film to be released outside Japan. During the Heiji Rebellion in 1159, the samurai Morito desires the lady-in-waiting Kesa, but she is married to Wataru. Morito decides to get rid of his rival, he makes Kesa explain to him. Kesa provides precise instructions, yet when Morito follows through on her plan it is Kesa who gets killed. Morito understands that Kesa has sacrificed herself because she was determined to save Wataru's life and her honour. After the Japan Society sponsored a U. S. release of the film in December 1954, Bosley Crowther reviewed it for The New York Times. According to Crowther: "The secret of its rare excitement is the subtlety with which it blends a subterranean flood of hot emotions with the most magnificent flow of surface serenity.

The tensions and agonies of violent passions are made to seethe behind a splendid silken screen of stern formality, self-discipline and sublime esthetic harmonies. The essence of ancient Japanese culture is rendered a tangible stimulant in this film." Gate of Hell won the grand prize award at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival, a 1955 Academy Honorary Award for "Best Foreign Language Film first released in the United States during 1954", along with the Academy Award for Best Costume Design and the 1954 New York Film Critics Circle Award for "Best Foreign Language Film". It won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival. In the United Kingdom, Gate of Hell was released in 2012 on Blu-ray Disc and DVD as part of the Masters of Cinema line. List of jidaigeki films List of historical drama films of Asia Gate of Hell on IMDb Jigokumon at AllMovie Gate of Hell: A Colorful History an essay by Stephen Prince at the Criterion Collection

Paro Province

Paro Province was one of the nine historical Provinces of Bhutan. Paro Province occupied lands in western Bhutan, corresponding to modern Paro District, it was administered from the Paro Dzong in the town of Paro. The ruling governor was known as the Penlop of Paro, or Parob, a chief contender for power before the establishment of the monarchy. By the 19th century, the Penlop of Paro controlled the western half of Bhutan. Under Bhutan's early theocratic dual system of government, decreasingly effective central government control resulted in the de facto disintegration of the office of Shabdrung after the death of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1651. Under this system, the Shabdrung reigned over religious Je Khenpo. Two successor Shabdrungs – the son and stepbrother of Ngawang Namgyal – were controlled by the Druk Desi and Je Khenpo until power was further splintered through the innovation of multiple Shabdrung incarnations, reflecting speech and body. Secular regional lords competed for power amid a backdrop of civil war over the Shabdrung and invasions from Tibet, the Mongol Empire.

The penlops of Trongsa and Paro, the dzongpons of Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang were notable figures in the competition for regional dominance. During this period, there were a total of eight penlops vying for power. Traditionally, Bhutan comprised nine provinces: Trongsa, Punakha, Wangdue Phodrang, Bumthang, Thimphu and Kurmaed; the Provinces of Kurtoed and Kurmaed were combined into one local administration, leaving the traditional number of governors at eight. While some lords were Penlops, others held the title Dzongpen; the Penlop of Paro controlled western Bhutan. The Penlop of Paro, unlike Trongsa, was an office appointed by the Druk Desi's central government; because western regions controlled by the Penlop of Paro contained lucrative trade routes, it became the object of competition among aristocratic families. The 10th Penlop of Trongsa Jigme Namgyel began consolidating power, paving the way for his son the 12th Penlop of Trongsa Ugyen Wangchuck to prevail in battle against all rival penlops and establish the monarchy in 1907.

With the establishment of the monarchy and consolidation of power, the traditional roles of provinces, their rulers, the dual system of government came to an end. Provinces of Bhutan Penlop Dzongpen House of Wangchuck History of Bhutan

Government College of Engineering & Textile Technology Serampore

The Government College of Engineering & Textile Technology, Serampore is an engineering college in Serampore, West Bengal, India. A textile industry was established in India in the middle of 19th century; the need for trained technical personnel to drive, felt in Bengal which led to the establishment of the institution. The Government College of Engineering and Textile Technology Serampore was established in 1908 as the Government Central Weaving Institute with a two-year certificate course in weaving in a rented house in Serampore. In 1938, a three-year diploma course in textile technology was started, upgraded to degree course in 1957 under the affiliation of Calcutta University; the institution was renamed as College of Textile Technology Serampore, changed to its present name in 2005. From the year 2009 B. Tech in A. P. M and M. Tech in Chemical Processing of Textile was started. Undergraduate and post graduate courses are: BTech in Textile Technology BTech in Computer Science and Engineering BTech in Information Technology BTech in Apparel Production and Management M.

Tech in Textile Technology M. Tech in Chemical Processing Of Textiles This is the oldest department of the College. Earlier affiliated with University of Calcutta, the college has contributed immensely in providing technical manpower to the textile industry of the country; the department offers Post Graduate Programme as well. The department has state of the art machines in its spinning, Textile Processing lab and Testing lab; the Computer Science and Engineering Department and Information Technology Department were formed in 2001 and 2000 respectively. Due to the formation of West Bengal University of Technology, the Serampore Textile College incorporated in its curriculum the CSE and IT departments and changed its name to the present name; the CSE and IT departments share all the labs as the subjects are similar. Laboratories include electronics, communication engineering, software labs, basic programming; the physics lab, chemistry lab, mechanical workshop and electrical workshop, are shared among all departments.

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Xhevdet Shaqiri

Xhevdet Shaqiri was an Albanian football player and coach. He played for Vllaznia Shkodër, Partizani Tirana and Dinamo Tirana during his playing career and won 9 league titles with them, he became the league's top goalscorer in 1946 with 11 goals. He made his debut for Albania in a September 1947 Balkan Cup match against Yugoslavia and earned a total of 14 caps, scoring no goals, his final international was a September 1957 friendly match against China. After retiring as a player, he coached Dinamo Tirana, KS Lushnja and most notably hometown club Vllaznia for 13 years between 1966 and 1979. as a playerAlbanian Superliga: 91946, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956 as a managerAlbanian Superliga: 31972, 1974, 1978

Looking Forward (1933 film)

Looking Forward is a 1933 American Pre-Code drama film starring Lionel Barrymore and Lewis Stone. Based on the Dodie Smith play Service, it depicts the desperate struggle of a London department store owner to save his business during the Great Depression. With his upscale department store losing money, Gabriel Service, Sr. is forced to discharge some of his employees, including an unenterprising but loyal and long-serving Tim Benton. Service returns home to his mansion to inform his family of their own financial straits. Neither his young adult children and Michael, nor their stepmother Isobel take him seriously at first, despite his repeated warnings over the past few months. Isobel has been seeing another man behind her oblivious husband's back; the situation becomes so dire that Philip Bendicott, one of Service's business partners urges him to sell out to Stoner, whose store chain is one of the few thriving businesses, serving a lower class clientele. Service decides he has no choice. Gossip soon spreads when Stoner himself comes to inspect the department store.

When he breaks the news to his family, they are all appalled. The next day, when he returns home, Caroline informs him. Caroline and Michael urge their father to fight on. Though gratified by their spirit and unexpected concern for the store, Service rejects their proposal. Meanwhile, Benton has started a successful business in his own home, with his wife Lil baking delectable pastries and cakes and their offspring and Elsie, pitching in. Michael flies back from Paris and Berlin, where his family thought he was taking a vacation, instead he shows them his designs of striking furniture, which he believes could be manufactured and sold by the department store, further Caroline wants to work as well in the department store, but Service Sr. is decided to sell. Afterwards, on the way to the solicitors to sign away his store, he runs into Benton. Benton tells him about his "Benton pastries enterprise" and make. Mr. Service is delighted by the pastry and Benton tries to get him to change his mind; when Service reads in the newspaper that the deal is done, he is so outraged at Stoner's impudence that he does cancel the sale, due to Benton's example and encouragement.

The last scene with Service Sr. Service Jr. Caroline, Jeoffrey Fielding, Service's assistant and Caroline's admirer, Benton is a optimistic scene, where the young take over helping the older to feel, that things go on. Michael Service tastes a pastry from Benton and orders 4 dozens/day for the store, Caroline wants to live on her earnings and be "very poor" to be on the level of Jeoffrey and the rain stops and a rainbow comes out. Together, the Services look forward to the future with optimism. Lionel Barrymore as Tim Benton Lewis Stone as Gabriel Service, Sr. Benita Hume as Mrs. Isobel Service Elizabeth Allan as Caroline Service Phillips Holmes as Michael Service Colin Clive as Geoffrey Fielding Alec B. Francis as Mr. Birkenshaw Doris Lloyd as Mrs. Lil Benton Halliwell Hobbes as James Felton, one of Gabriel Service, Sr.'s business partners Douglas Walton as Willie Benton Viva Tattersall as Elsie Benton Lawrence Grant as Philip Bendicott George K. Arthur as Mr. Tressitt Billy Bevan as Mr. Barker Looking Forward on IMDb Looking Forward at the TCM Movie Database Looking Forward at AllMovie


The Pennsylvania Railroad's MP54 was a class of electric multiple unit railcars. The class was constructed as an unpowered, locomotive hauled coach for suburban operations, but were designed to be rebuilt into self-propelled units as electrification plans were realized; the first of these self-propelled cars were placed in service with the PRR subsidiary Long Island Rail Road with DC propulsion in 1908 and soon spread to the Philadelphia-based network of low frequency AC electrified suburban lines in 1915. The cars came to be used throughout the railroad's electrified network from Washington, DC to New York City and Harrisburg, PA; the ubiquitous cars became a commuting tradition during their long years of service in several major cities. And were known as "red cars" or "red rattlers"; the cars ran in service with the PRR until the Penn Central merger in 1968 at which point they were being marked for replacement by new technology railcars such as the Budd M1 and Pioneer III. After the bankruptcy of the Penn Central the remaining MP54s found themselves being operated by Conrail under contract with local commuter rail authorities.

The last MP54 cars were retired in 1980-81 while engaged in Philadelphia suburban service with SEPTA. In 1906, during the PRR construction project to build tunnels under the Hudson and East Rivers and build Penn Station, the PRR announced that all new passenger cars would be made of steel and that wooden cars would not be allowed in the tunnels due to the hazard of fire. A design for a steel suburban car with a 54 ft passenger compartment, 64 ft overall length, 72 seats was under development, along with one for a corresponding passenger-baggage combination car. Anticipating that many of the cars would be used in electrically powered multiple-unit services, the cars were designed to accommodate electrical equipment and were designated MP54 where the M is for motor and the P is for passenger. Additional types of these cars were developed, all with the same overall length, body shape, characteristic round end windows referred to as porthole or owl-eyed windows and large roof-level headlights.

The passenger-baggage combination cars were designated MPB54. In 1911, baggage cars with 62 ft. baggage compartments were added and designated MB62. In 1913, baggage-mail cars with the same dimensions were added and designated MBM62. In 1914, passenger-baggage combination cars with longer baggage compartments and 40 seats were added and designated MPB54B. In 1915, passenger-baggage-mail combination cars with 24 seats were added and designated MPBM54; the first group of MP54 cars was delivered to the PRR subsidiary Long Island Rail Road in 1908, operating a 650-volt DC electrified service to terminals on Long Island with its fleet of MP41 cars. Some were used for a while in non-electrified service until the East River tunnels were completed allowing service into Penn Station; the same electrical system was being installed for use in the Hudson River tunnels and west to Manhattan Transfer, just east of Newark for use by the PRR proper. Between 1908 and 1915 the LIRR received a total of 225 MP54 type DC powered coaches and 65 other powered MP54-type cars.

To supplement these, between 1915 and 1927 a total of 230 T-54 class trailer cars were added to the fleet along with a further 320 DC powered coaches between 1920 and 1927. In 1930 a final batch of 45 MP54 coaches were delivered resulting in a total fleet of 626 Coaches, 15 baggage cars, 52 combines and 230 unpowered trailers for a grand total of 923 MP54 type cars in service on the LIRR; the LIRR MP54 coaches came in three general styles. Classes MP54, MP54A and MP54A1 were delivered with a "railroad" style clerestory roof. Classes MP54B and MP54C were delivered with "arch" roof; the MP54D and MP54D1 classes were former steam coaches converted to electric operation with clerestory roofs. Unlike the PRR cars, the LIRR units were constructed by American Car and Foundry with a few made by Pressed Steel Car Company or Standard Steel Car Company. In 1910 the PRR received its first group of MP54-type cars. Six of the coaches and two of the combination cars were provided with DC electrical equipment, the rest were for service in trains pulled by steam or electric locomotives.

Penn Station opened September 8, 1910, with service to Long Island points being provided by LIRR MP54 cars. PRR service began November 29, 1910 using electric locomotives; the eight electrified PRR MP54 cars were used for shuttle service between Penn Station and Manhattan Transfer to connect with PRR trains going to or from Exchange Place in Jersey City. This shuttle service ended in 1922, the cars were sent to the LIRR. In addition to the cars built for the PRR and LIRR the West Jersey and Seashore Railroad received a small fleet of 18 650 V DC powered MP54 cars for use on its electrified interurban line between Camden and Atlantic City in 1912; these cars classified as MP54D, came equipped with both third rail and trolley poles for the segments of the line that made use of overhead lines. These cars were used until electrified service on the PRSL was ended in 1949. In late 1912, PRR engineers recommended large-scale electrification of PRR lines with alternating current at 11,000 volts and 25 cycles, starting with the suburban service along the Main Line between Philadelphia and Paoli.

This project was authorized soon thereafter. In 1914 the PRR started adding AC electrical equipment to 93 MP54-type cars at the Altoona shops for use in this service; each car received a pantograph, a transformer, a power truck, a motorman's cab and controls at each end, MU