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Greed (1924 film)

Greed is a 1924 American silent film and directed by Erich von Stroheim and based on the 1899 Frank Norris novel McTeague. It stars Gibson Gowland as Dr. John McTeague, ZaSu Pitts as Trina Sieppe, his wife, Jean Hersholt as McTeague's friend and eventual enemy Marcus Schouler; the film tells the story of McTeague, a San Francisco dentist, who marries his best friend Schouler's girlfriend Trina. Greed was one of the few films of its time to be shot on location, with Stroheim shooting 85 hours of footage before editing. Two months alone were spent shooting in Death Valley for the film's final sequence, many of the cast and crew became ill. Stroheim used sophisticated filming techniques such as deep-focus cinematography and montage editing, he considered Greed to be a Greek tragedy, in which environment and heredity controlled the characters' fates and reduced them to primitive bêtes humaines, a naturalistic concept in the vein of Zola. During editing on Greed, the production company merged into Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, putting Irving Thalberg in charge of the film's post-production.

Thalberg had fired Stroheim a few years earlier at Universal Pictures. Eight hours long, Greed was edited against Stroheim's wishes to about two-and-a-half hours. Only twelve people saw the full-length 42-reel version, now lost. Stroheim called Greed his most realized work and was hurt both professionally and by the studio's re-editing of it; the uncut version has been called the "holy grail" for film archivists, amid repeated false claims of the discovery of the missing footage. In 1999, Turner Entertainment created a four-hour version of Greed that used existing stills of cut scenes to reconstruct the film. Greed was a critical and financial failure upon its initial release, but, by the 1950s, it began to be regarded as one of the greatest films made. John McTeague is a miner working in California. A traveling dentist calling himself Dr. "Painless" Potter visits the town, McTeague's mother begs Potter to take her son on as an apprentice. Potter agrees and McTeague becomes a dentist, practicing on Polk Street in San Francisco.

Marcus Schouler brings Trina Sieppe, his cousin and intended fiancée, into McTeague's office for dental work. Schouler and McTeague are friends and McTeague gladly agrees to examine her; as they wait for an opening, Trina buys a lottery ticket. McTeague begs Schouler for permission to court Trina. After seeing McTeague's conviction, Schouler agrees. Trina agrees to marry McTeague and shortly afterwards her lottery ticket wins her $5,000. Schouler bitterly claims that the money should have been his, causing a rift between McTeague and Schouler. After McTeague and Trina wed, they continue to live in their small apartment with Trina refusing to spend her $5,000. Schouler leaves the city to become a cattle rancher. Before he goes, he secretly, in order to ruin his former friend, reports McTeague for practicing dentistry without a license. McTeague is ordered to shut down his face jail. Though she has saved over $200 in addition to the original $5,000 from the lottery ticket, Trina is unwilling to spend her money.

Money becomes scarce, with the couple forced to sell their possessions. McTeague snaps and bites Trina's fingers in a fit of rage, he goes fishing to earn money, taking Trina's savings. Trina's bitten fingers have to be amputated. To earn money she becomes a janitor at a children's school, she withdraws the $5,000 from the bank to keep it close to her spreading it on her bed so she can sleep on it. McTeague returns, having spent the money he took, asks Trina for more; the following day McTeague confronts Trina at the school. After a heated argument McTeague beats Trina to death and steals her $5,000. Now an outlaw, McTeague returns to teams up with a prospector named Cribbens. Headed towards Death Valley, they find a large quantity of plan to become millionaires. Before they can begin mining, McTeague senses danger and flees into Death Valley with a single horse, the remaining money and one water jug. Several marshals pursue him. Schouler wants to catch McTeague and rides into Death Valley alone; the oppressive heat slows McTeague's progress.

Schouler's progress is beginning to wane when he spies McTeague and moves in to arrest him. After a confrontation, McTeague's horse bolts and Schouler shoots it, puncturing the water container; the water spills onto the desert floor. The pair fight one last time, with McTeague proving the victor; the film ends with McTeague left in the desert with no horse and no water, handcuffed to a corpse and unable to reach the remaining money. Von Stroheim's original edit contained two main sub-plots that were cut; the point of these sub-plots was to contrast two possible outcomes of Trina and McTeague's life together. The first depicted the lives of the junkman Zerkow and Maria Miranda Macapa, the young Mexican woman who collects junk for Zerkow and sold Trina the lottery ticket. Maria talks about her imaginary solid gold dining set with Zerkow, who becomes obsessed by it. Believing she has riches hidden away, Zerkow marries her, he asks about it, but she gives a different answer each time he mentions it.

Zerkow becomes obsessed with prying the truth from her. He murders her and after having lost his mind, leaps into San Francisco Bay; the second sub-plot depicts the lives of Charles W. Grannis

Hogan Island

Hogan Island, the largest island of the Hogan Group, is a 232-hectare granite island, located in northern Bass Strait, that lies between the Furneaux Group in north-east Tasmania, Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, Australia. The island has a maximum elevation of 116 metres AHD . Together with the other islands in the Hogan and Furneaux groups, Hogan Island formed part of a land bridge that connected Tasmania to mainland Australia until the end of the Pleistocene period. After the glacial period ended, the Hogan Group were the first islands to become isolated by rising sea levels; the islands were named in 1802 by John Black, captain of the brig Harbinger, after Michael Hogan, the owner of his ship. The Harbinger was the first vessel to sail though Bass Strait after its discovery by Bass and Flinders. From that time, sealers inhabited, or visited, the islands. After the mass killing of seals made sealing less viable, sealers turned to hunting kangaroos or farming. On 12 October 1900, the first lease for Hogan Island was recorded.

While the original lease covered the entire island group, since 1959 it has only applied to Hogan Island and, from 1967, was held by B. R. Stackhouse, who used the island for cattle and sheep grazing. However, that activity ceased after causing considerable damage to the vegetation and the natural springs there. Recorded breeding seabird and wader species include little penguin, short-tailed shearwater known as the muttonbird, Pacific gull, silver gull and sooty oystercatcher. Reptiles present are the eastern blue-tongued lizard, metallic skink, three-lined skink, Bougainville's skink and White's skink. Feral goats were present for some time also; the state border between Tasmania and Victoria lies in the Hogan Group and passes over land on the North East Islet, thus giving a land border between the two states. Before Victoria became a colony, it was agreed that New South Wales would have sovereignty of all the land to Bass Strait, Tasmania would have Bass Strait, except for waters near the coast.

The original intention was that these Bass Strait Islands would be part of Tasmania, but the surveyed position for Wilson's Promontory was off, the border placed too far south at 39°12' S. Once this was discovered the Islet was renamed to Boundary Islet; the land border is 85 metres long. List of islands of Tasmania

Shinee World III

SHINee World III is the third concert tour by South Korean boy group, Shinee. The tour kicked off with a two-day special concert in Seoul, on March 8 and 9, it continued to six other countries—Taiwan, Indonesia, Chile, Argentina—with SHINee performing in a total of seven cities. Their first world tour, it gathered over 67,000 fans over its short 8-date, four-month run, making it one of the most successful concert events of the year; the live album of the tour, The 3rd Concert Album "Shinee World III", was released on December 11, 2014. The album contains two CDs with a total of 33 tracks; the album was recorded in their Seoul leg at Olympic Gymnastics Arena on March 8 and 9, 2014. On April 27, 2015, they released the concert video album entitled Shinee - The 3rd Concert "Shinee World III". On January 29, 2014, SM Entertainment announced Shinee's "SHINee CONCERT-SHINee WORLD Ⅲ - in Seoul" at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Songpagu, Seoul on March 8 and 9; the tour continued to Mexico and Argentina.

The boys held the first concert of the tour in Seoul on the 9th in front of 25,000 fans. The boys said, The group performed a total of 29 songs, including some of their hits like "Juliette", "Lucifer", "Ring Ding Dong", "Sherlock", the Korean versions of Japanese singles, such as "3 2 1" and others. Shinee performed in the Mexico City Arena on April 4 for 8,000 fans, their first concert in Latin America. On April 6 and April 8, Shinee performed in Argentina, respectively. In Chile the concert was gathered around 8,500 fans; the boys performed 25 songs which included colorful performances. To celebrate member Jonghyun's birthday the fans prepared signs that read, "Happy Birthday Kim Jong Hyun"; the concert gathered over 100 reporters from different press media. In Argentina the concert successfully gathered over 8,500 fans and was sold out immediately. Like the fans in Santiago, the fans in Buenos Aires prepared a special event to celebrate Shinee member Jonghyun's birthday; the fans prepared a cake and signs that read, "Happy Birthday Jonghyun!".

Another surprise for the group was the special event during Green Rain when the fans held up signs that read, "Argentina loves SHINee!". Shinee members said, On June 1, the group held a concert for the first time since their debut in Shanghai and, despite the bad weather, the concert gathered around 10,000 fans. SM Entertainment – Official website Shinee – Official South Korean website

The Mask and Mirror

The Mask and Mirror is the fifth studio album by Loreena McKennitt. Released in 1994, the album has been certified Gold in the United States. Like most of Loreena McKennitt's albums, The Mask and Mirror is influenced by her travels, her experiences in Spain and Morocco serve as the inspiration for this album. As her introduction to the album, McKennitt wrote: I looked back and forth through the window of 15th century Spain, through the hues of Judaism and Christianity, was drawn into a fascinating world: history, cross-cultural fertilization.... For some medieval minds the mirror was the door through which the soul frees itself by passing.... for others the pursuit of personal refinement was likened to polishing the mirror of the soul. From the more familiar turf of the west coast of Ireland, through the troubadours of France, crossing over the Pyrenees, to the west through Galicia, down through Andalusia and past Gibraltar to Morocco....the Crusades, the pilgrimage to Santiago, the Knights Templar, the Sufis from Egypt, One Thousand and One Nights in Arabia, the Celtic imagery of trees, the Gnostic Gospels...who was God? and what is religion, what spirituality?

What was revealed and what was concealed...and what was the mask and what the mirror? Accompanying all the selections, as the liner remarks, are some of the entries in a traveler's log that McKennitt kept all throughout her journey; the album's cover uses a collage made from the medieval The Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries. Loreena McKennitt composed the music for all the songs except as noted. "The Mystic's Dream" – 7:40 "The Bonny Swans" – 7:18 "The Dark Night of the Soul" – 6:44 "Marrakesh Night Market" – 6:30 "Full Circle" – 5:57 "Santiago" – 5:58 "Cé Hé Mise le Ulaingt?/The Two Trees" The opening of this song is "Cé Hé Mise Le Ulaingt". It was performed by Patrick Hutchinson on Uilleann pipes; the second part of the song is Loreena's version of "The Two Trees." Hence the two titles. – 9:06 "Prospero's Speech" – 3:23 "The Mystic's Dream" was featured in the 2001 miniseries The Mists of Avalon and in the 1995 film Jade. "The Bonny Swans" was made into a video. "The Dark Night of the Soul" is based on the poem "Dark Night of the Soul" by the Roman Catholic mystic and Doctor of the Church St. John of the Cross, OCD.

"Santiago" is named after the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, the melody is based on a spirited arrangement of the early 13th-century song "Non é gran cousa se sabe," number 26 of the Cantigas de Santa Maria. "The Two Trees" derives its lyrics from a poem of William Butler Yeats. "Prospero's Speech" is the final soliloquy and epilogue by Prospero in William Shakespeare's play The Tempest. "Cé Hé Mise le Ulaingt?" and "The Two Trees" were both featured in the soundtrack of Highlander III: The Sorcerer and in "Bonny Portmore" from the album The Visit)

Cobham & Stoke d'Abernon railway station

Cobham & Stoke d'Abernon railway station is in the village of Stoke d'Abernon in Surrey and serves the nearby town of Cobham. It is 18 miles 63 chains down the line from London Waterloo; the station, all trains serving it, are operated by South Western Railway. It is on the New Guildford Line, is served by trains between Waterloo and Guildford. South Western Railway operate the services on the line providing 4 trains every hour during off-peak periods, two in each direction. Northbound trains to London Waterloo call at all stations to Surbiton run fast to Wimbledon and calling at all stations after that apart from Queenstown Road. Southbound trains run to stop at all stations on the way. Train times and station information for Cobham & Stoke d'Abernon railway station from National Rail

Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology

Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology or known as AUST first non-government engineering university to be established in Bangladesh. The University is considered as one of the finest engineering universities & the leading non-government engineering university in Bangladesh, founded by the Dhaka Ahsania Mission in 1995. Dhaka Ahsania Mission is a non-profit voluntary organization in Bangladesh; the Mission was established in 1958 by Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah. The permanent Campus of the University has been built on 5-bighas of land at Tejgaon Industrial Area, located in the heart of Dhaka City; the land use in this area is changing from an industrial area to a commercial area. The 10-storied building including 2-level basement has a total floor area of more than 4 lac sq.ft. Continuous power and water supply is ensured by its own two generators, each of 1000 KVA, 2500 KVA sub-station and 4-inch diameter deep tube-well; the campus provides facilities for co-curricular activities like common rooms, indoor game rooms, etc. as well as space for car parking and heavy machinery labs in the basements.

M. H. Khan M. Anwar Hossain A. M. M. Safiullah Prof. Dr. Muhammad Fazli Ilahi The university has the following faculties and departments: Faculty of Architecture and PlanningDepartment of Architecture Bachelor of Architecture Master of ArchitectureFaculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronics Engineering Master of Science in Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department of Civil Engineering Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Master of Science in Civil Engineering Master of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering Post Graduate Diploma Department of Mechanical & Production Engineering Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Production Engineering Department of Textile Engineering Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering Department of Arts & Science Master of Science in MathematicsFaculty of Business and Social ScienceSchool of Business Bachelor of Business Administration Master of Business Administration Master of Business Administration Faculty of EducationDepartment of Education Master of Education Bachelor's degree in Primary Education Bachelor's degree in Non-Formal Education The laboratories of Ahsanullah university of Science and Technology in different departments are as follows: Department of Architecture There are four laboratories in this department which are as follows:Environment and Simulation Lab 3D visualization Lab Photographic Lab Building Materials LabDepartment of Civil Engineering There are nine laboratories in this department which are as follows:Surveying lab Auto CAD Lab Environmental Engineering Lab Strength of Materials Lab Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics lab Geo-technical lab Transportation lab Concrete Lab Soil Mechanics LabDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering There are eight laboratories in this department which are as follows:Network & Data Communication Lab Network Operation Center Web Application & Multimedia Lab Digital Electronics & Design Lab Data & Knowledge Engineering Lab Software Engineering Lab Microprocessor & Interfacing Lab Operating System LabBesides, the core network and internet service system of the university are maintained under the guidance of the department, the major servers are located at the'University Server room'.

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering There are thirteen laboratories in this department which are as follows:VLSI Lab DSP Lab Simulation Lab Biomedical Instrumentation and Control Lab Microwave, Telecommunication & Optical Communication Lab Machine Lab Digital & Microprocessor Lab Project Lab Power System & Switchgear and protective Relays Lab Power Electronics & Measurement Lab Electronics Lab-1 Electronics Lab-2 Electrical Circuit Lab-1 Electrical Circuit Lab-2Department of Textile Engineering There are nine laboratories in this department which are as follows:Yarn Manufacturing Lab-1 Yarn Manufacturing Lab-2 Textile Testing and Quality Control Lab-1 Textile Testing and Quality Control Lab-2 Computer Lab Wet Processing Lab Fabric Manufacturing Lab-1 Fabric Manufacturing Lab-2 Apparel Manufacturing LabSome of the practical classes are held at Jute & Textile Product Development Center, BTMC, TTTC and some other private textile mills and commercial laboratories. Department of Mechanical & Production Engineering Machine Tools and Machining LabFoundry Laboratory Welding Lab Manufacturing Process lab CAD Lab Mechanical Manual Drawing Lab Thermodynamics Lab Metallurgy Lab Measurement, Instrumentation And Control Lab Ergonomics LabDepartment of Arts & Science There are five laboratories in this department which are as follows:Physics Lab-1 Physics Lab-2 Chemistry Lab-1 Chemistry Lab-2 English Language LabSchool of Business This department has one Computer Lab.

The university library has more than 20,000 volumes of books. The academic programs of the University are recognized by the following organizations: University Grants Commission UGC Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh Institute of Architects, Bangladesh ITET BUET Bachelor's degrees of AUST are recognized by Bangladesh Un