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Gottfried Semper

Gottfried Semper was a German architect, art critic, professor of architecture, who designed and built the Semper Opera House in Dresden between 1838 and 1841. In 1849 he was put on the government's wanted list. Semper fled first to Zürich and to London, he returned to Germany after the 1862 amnesty granted to the revolutionaries. Semper wrote extensively about the origins of architecture in his book The Four Elements of Architecture from 1851, he was one of the major figures in the controversy surrounding the polychrome architectural style of ancient Greece. Semper designed works at all scales, from major urban interventions like the re-design of the Ringstraße in Vienna, to a baton for Richard Wagner, his unrealised design for an opera house in Munich was, without permission, adapted by Wagner for the Bayreuth Festspielhaus. Semper was born into a well-to-do industrialist family in Altona; the fifth of eight children, he attended the Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums in Hamburg before starting his university education at Göttingen in 1823, where he studied historiography and mathematics.

He subsequently studied architecture in 1825 at the University of Munich under Friedrich von Gärtner. In 1826, Semper travelled to Paris in order to work for the architect Franz Christian Gau, he was present when the July Revolution of 1830 broke out. Between 1830 and 1833 he travelled to Italy and Greece in order to study the architecture and designs of antiquity. In 1832 he participated for four months in archaeological research at the Acropolis in Athens. During this period he became interested in the Biedermeier-inspired polychromy debate, which centered on the question whether buildings in Ancient Greece and Rome had been colorfully painted or not; the drawn reconstructions of the painterly decorations of ancient villas he created in Athens inspired his designs for the painted decorations in Dresden and Vienna. His 1834 publication Vorläufige Bemerkungen über bemalte Architectur und Plastik bei den Alten, in which he took a strong position in favor of polychromy - supported by his investigation of pigments on the Trajan's column in Rome - brought him sudden recognition in architectural and aesthetic circles across Europe.

On September 30, 1834 Semper obtained a post as Professor of Architecture at the Königlichen Akademie der bildenden Künste in Dresden thanks to the efforts and support of his former teacher Franz Christian Gau and swore an oath of allegiance to the King of Saxony, Anthony Clement. The flourishing growth of Dresden during this period provided the young architect with considerable creative opportunities. In 1838-40 a synagogue was built in Dresden to Semper's design, it was afterward called the Semper Synagogue and is noted for its Moorish Revival interior style; the Synagogue's exterior was built in romanesque style. The interior design included not only the Moorish inspired wall decorations but furnishings: a silver lamp of eternal light, which caught Richard Wagner and his wife Cosima's fancy, they gave a great deal of effort to have a copy of this lamp. Semper's student, Otto Simonson would construct the magnificent Moorish Revival Leipzig synagogue in 1855. Certain civic structures remain today, such as the Elbe-facing gallery of the Zwinger Palace complex.

His first building for the Dresden Hoftheater burnt down, the second, today called the Semperoper, was built in 1841. Other buildings remain indelibly attached to his name, such as the Maternity Hospital, the Synagogue, the Oppenheim Palace, the Villa Rosa built for the banker Martin Wilhelm Oppenheim; this last construction stands as a prototype of German villa architecture. On September 1, 1835, Semper married Bertha Thimmig; the marriage produced six children. A convinced Republican, Semper took a leading role, along with his friend Richard Wagner, in the May 1849 uprising which swept over the city, he helped to erect barricades in the streets. When the rebellion collapsed, Semper was considered a leading agitator for democratic change and a ringleader against government authority and he was forced to flee the city, he was destined never to return to the city that would become most associated with his architectural legacy. The Saxon government maintained a warrant for his arrest until 1863; when the Semper-designed Hoftheater burnt down in 1869, King John, on the urging of the citizenry, commissioned Semper to build a new one.

Semper left the actual construction to his son, Manfred. "What must I have done in 48, that one persecutes me forever? One single barricade did I construct - it held, because it was practical, as it was practical, it was beautiful", wrote Semper in dismay. After stays in Zwickau, Hof and Strasbourg, Semper ended up back in Paris, like many other disillusioned Republicans from the 1848 Revolutions. In the fall of 1850, he travelled to England, but while he was able to pick up occasional contracts — including participation in the design of the funeral carriage for the Duke of Wellington and the designs of the Canadian, Danish and Ottoman sections of the 1851 Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace — he found no steady employment. If his stay in London was disappointing professionally, however, it proved a fertile period for Semper's theoretical and academic development, he published Die vier E

Dogger Bank itch

Dogger Bank itch is a cutaneous condition characterized by a long-lasting dermatitis caused by exposure to the sea chervil, Alcyonidium diaphanum, a bryozoan. The disease, common in fishermen who work in the North Sea, has been recognized by the Danish Workman's Compensation Act since 1939; the rash is caused by a type of cell-mediated hypersensitivity reaction. Although in some instances several years may be required to develop sensitivity, this time period may vary depending on the individual. In Dogger Bank itch, sensitivity is acquired after repeated handling of the sea chervils that become entangled in fishing nets; the specific toxin responsible for the rash was determined to be the sulfur-bearing salt dimethylsulfoxonium chloride. This salt is found in some sea sponges and has potent cytotoxic activity against P388 leukemia cells. A study of two cases in 2001 suggests. Initial treatment with oral and topical steroids failed; the causative agent, A. diaphanum, is a bryozoan, a class of animals consisting of minute, filter-feeding animals that live in colonies.

A. diaphanum is a gelatinous, sponge-like colony up to 15–30 cm long, growing on rocks and shells from lower shore down to 100 m. The distribution of this animal is from the North Sea to the Mediterranean; the disease is prevalent among trawlermen working in the Dogger Bank, an important fishing bank in the North Sea. It has been reported from the Baie de la Seine in France. A medical case reported in 1957 tells of a fishing captain who worked in the Dogger Bank in the North Sea; the sea chervil, abundant in the area came up with the fishing nets and had to be thrown back into the water. After doing this the captain "developed an itching red eruption on the flexor aspects of the elbows and forearms which became moist, oozed serum, spread to involve the backs of the hands and most of the arms within a few days." Although the rash disappeared after leaving the area, it reappeared with greater severity when he returned to the area and performed the same activities. Seaweed dermatitis

Swings Both Ways Live

Swings Both Ways Live was the tenth concert tour by British recording artist, Robbie Williams. The tour supports Swings Both Ways. Beginning April 2014, the tour played 50 shows in Europe and Asia; the following setlist is obtained from the concert of 25 April 2014 at the Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary. It does not represents all concerts during the tour. "Shine My Shoes" "Puttin' On the Ritz" "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?" "Minnie the Moocher" "Swing Supreme" "No One Likes a Fat Pop Star" "That's Amore" "Mr. Bojangles" "I Wan'na Be Like You" "High Hopes" "Swings Both Ways" "Soda Pop" "Fever" "If I Only Had a Brain" "Go Gentle" "Do Nothing till You Hear from Me" "Theme from New York" "Angels" "Sensational" Notes"I Will Talk and Hollywood Will Listen" was performed in lieu of "If I Only Had a Brain" for shows in Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom and Berlin Festivals and other miscellaneous performances A Top of the Mountain Concert B Rock in Rio Lisboa C 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix Robbie Williams Official Website

Mirchi (film)

Mirchi is a 2013 Indian Telugu-language action drama film written and directed by debutante Koratala Siva and produced by Pramod Uppalapati and V. Vamsi Krishna Reddy under UV Creations banner; the film stars Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Richa Gangopadhyay, with Sathyaraj, Adithya Menon, Sampath Raj, Brahmanandam feature in supporting roles. The film was tentatively titled Vaaradhi, but was renamed Mirchi; the movie was one of the highest grossing Telugu films of the year 2013The film has received six state Nandi Awards, including Nandi Award for Best Feature Film, Nandi Award for Best First Film of a Director for 2013. Kailash Kher won Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Telugu, Nandi Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song Pandagala Digivacchavu, it was remade in Bengali as Bindaas and in Odia as Biswanath. The movie begins in Italy, with Jai practicing guitar, when a girl runs to him and asks him to save her from a gang of goons chasing her. Jai, without fighting, resolves the conflict.

The girl introduces herself as Manasa. They become friends, but one day, Manasa asks Jai to leave her and go as she cannot stand the separation from him if their relationship develops any further. Jai goes back to India and changes the mind of Manasa's violent brother Poorna, when they give a vacation, he goes with him to his village. There, where everyone is violent and conservative in nature, Jai changes their nature and makes them more lovable. Manasa's family expresses their wish to marry her to Jai; when Manasa expresses her love for Jai, he tells his flashback. It is revealed that he was born to their rival's family; when Jai was a child, his father Deva wanted to reform the people of his village from unnecessary violence, but his mother Latha did not want to stay there, so she left him. Many years when Jai goes there, he falls in love with his cousin Vennela. Manasa's uncle was threatening Deva to give him some land, but Deva refused, which Jai did not appreciate; because of this, he started taking revenge on Manasa's family without revealing his identity.

They decide to marry Jai with Vennela because they both are in love with each other. During the marriage, the inspector tells Deva that the enmity is rekindling because Jai is taking revenge on the rivals. Soon afterwards, the rivals start killing everyone. After the fight, Latha dies. Deva blames her death on him; the story is now back to the present. Manasa's uncle challenges Jai that if he can defeat his men he too would follow nonviolence. After defeating them, her uncle asks Jai that if he could defeat the rival's son, he would marry Manasa to Jai. Jai reveals his true identity, he starts fighting with Manasa's uncle. All of Manasa's family members come and convert him, too; this was watched by Deva. Deva welcomes Jai back to the family, the film ends with Jai reuniting with Vennela, encouraged by Manasa. Finalized the casting of the film with two heroines Anushka and Richa Gangopadhyay; the father and mother characters in the film are being played by Tamil actors Nadhiya. Principal photography for the film began on 1 December 2011 at S. V. P.

National Police Academy establishment in Hyderabad. Filming resumed on 16 January 2012 at a house set at Kokapet on the outskirts of Hyderabad; the set was built and used for S. S. Rajamouli's Maryada Ramanna; the filming continued. After one month, filming resumed at Saradhi Studios in Hyderabad. Director canned few scenes involving Kota Srinivasa Rao and Prabhas. In March 2012, filming was done at Ramoji Film City with lead actors. Filming resumed from 17 May in RFC. A new schedule began from 17 June in Hyderabad. After the schedule, filming resumed in Pollachi where scenes on Prabhas and Richa were canned, it was reported. The film completed its Europe schedule on 14 October; the unit members of the film shifted to Tenkasi for shooting action scenes on 24 October. The next schedule of the film was progressed at Ramoji Film City picturising a song "Suno Senorita" on Prabhas and Richa Gangopadhyay; the Small Schedule of the movie was canned at Kutralam in Tamil Nadu on Prabhas, Anushka Shetty and on few lead Cast members.

Ramajogayya Sastry visited the shooting spot of Mirchi at Annapurna Studios where a song was canned on Prabhas and Anushka Shetty with Dance Master PremRakshit. The visual effects of the movie was done by Light Line Entertainments in which a foreign location was created visual. Devi Sri Prasad composed the Music for this film; the audio launch was held on 5 January 2013 at Ramanaidu Studios in Nanakramguda at Hyderabad. Krishnam Raju attended the audio launch function as chief guest, released the audio CD and handed over the first piece to Rajamouli. Dil Raju, Shyam Prasad Reddy released the trailers on this occasion. All lyrics are written by Ramajogayya Sastry. AP Herald gave a review stating "Devi Sri Prasad started this year giving chart-buster songs to music lovers, this album stands as one of the best audio in Prabhas films." Mirchi was awarded a'A' Certificate from the Censor Board due to heavy violence sequences. The movie released worldwide on 8 February 2013 amidst high expectations as it is the biggest outing of Prabhas.

Great India Films is releasing Mirchi in 176 center

Leonard Kniaseff

Mount Leonard Kniaseff, or Leonard Kniaseff, is a stratovolcano between the municipalities of Mabini and Maco in the province of Davao de Oro, island of Mindanao, Philippines. It has a 203-kilometer diameter caldera lake called Lake Leonard. Amacan Thermal Area is located 5 aerial kilometer south-southwest of Lake Leonard. Leonard Kniaseff is one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines, part of the Pacific ring of fire; the Leonard Kniaseff Volcano's area has been an object to a geothermal exploration program. Manat thermal area is north of Lake Leonard, solfataras occur around its southwest rim, active solfataras and hot springs are found in the Amacan-Gopod thermal area south of the lake. There was a scare in 1995 but PHIVOLCS' investigation at that time did not disclose any unusual activity, no unusual activity has been reported since then, its last eruption was dated as early as c. 120 AD. List of active volcanoes in the Philippines List of active volcanoes in the Philippines List of inactive volcanoes in the Philippines Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Leonard Kniaseff page

Raj Kumar Verka

Raj Kumar Verka is an Indian politician and a member of Indian National Congress. He represents Amritsar West, he was vice chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes. His father's name is Jai Chand. Verka first contested for Punjab Legislative Assembly from Verka constituency in 2002. In 2007, he was defeated from Verka constituency. In 2012, he was elected from Amritsar West. Verka was one of the 42 INC MLAs who submitted their resignation in protest of a decision of the Supreme Court of India ruling Punjab's termination of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link water canal unconstitutional. Raj Kumar Verka elected for third term in 2017 from Amritsar West.8 Since 2010, he is holding post of Vice Chairman in National Commission of Schedule Cast. Reappointed as vice-chairman with w.e.f. 5 November 2013. He did social work, he inaugurated Gramin Gyan Library, March,2011, a new concept to educate to Indian young generation. 8. AMRITSAR WEST Election Result 2017, Punjab