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The Robe (EP)

The Robe is the second EP released by the Melodic Hard rock band Ten. The compact disc was released only in Asian markets. All songs written by Gary Hughes except. "The Robe" – 6:15 "Warpath" – 3:50 "Venus and Mars" – 4:35 "Give Me a Piece of Your Heart" – 5:42 "The Robe" – 5:31All tracks were unreleased. Tracks 1 and 5, original version on the album The Robe. Gary Hughes – vocals Vinny Burns – Lead guitars John Halliwell – Rhythm guitars Ged Rylandskeyboards Greg Morgandrums Mixing – Mike Stone Engineer – Ray Brophy Drums recorded by Mike Stone The Robe novel and movie

Les Colombières

Les Colombières is a villa in Menton, in the Alpes-Maritimes department on the French Riviera. The gardens of the villa were designed by Ferdinand Bac between 1918 and 1927. Bac designed modernist furniture for the house and painted all the villa's frescos and paintings; the gardens are 7.4 acres in size, have been described as full of "wit and imagination" that "inspire both the intellect and the imagination". Bac's friends Émile and Caroline Ladan-Bockairy bought the Domaine des Colombières in 1918; the Ladan-Bockairys invited Bac to come to rebuild and enlarge the building. His design for the house drew on his memories from visits to different Mediterranean countries. Bac designed the Modernist furniture; the villa, built in 1790, is set over three storeys, is 800 square metres in size. It has 13 bathrooms, with an exterior painted red and yellow; the interior of the house is adorned with frescos painted by Bac, featuring idealised landscapes from Mediterranean countries including Greece, Turkey and Morocco.

Some of the rooms are themed. Wooden cabinets painted with birds line the Parrot Room. During the Second World War, the villa was used in the rehabilitation of Italian soldiers and, subsequently, as a bed-and-breakfast. Prominent visitors to Les Colombières included the artist Jean Cocteau and the French war hero Marshal Joseph Joffre. Bac died in Compiègne in November 1952, aged 93. Caroline Ladan-Bockairy lived for several years afterward, the three of them are buried in a mausoleum on a rock overlooking the garden at Les Colombières. Bac planned a garden around the house with pavilions, colonnades and secret gardens. There were quiet, open areas of wild plants with broad vistas. Bac wrote that "the soul of gardens shelters the greatest sum of serenity at man's disposal." Bac wrote two books about his Mediterranean Les Colombières and Jardins enchantés. Created on the site of an olive grove, the gardens are set over several levels, studded with Mediterranean cypresses; the gardens reference classical literature such as Homer's Odyssey, including Nausicaa's fountain, a garden named for Ulysses, a head of Medusa.

At the centre of an avenue of large olive jars is a 600-year carob tree, said to be the oldest carob tree in France. Twelve small buildings guide visitors through the garden; the site is located on a hillside above Menton's harbour. and noted for its fine views of the Bay of Menton and Menton's old city. Les Colombières was classified as a French Monuments Historique in October 1991; the estate has been owned by a British couple and Margaret Likierman, since 1995. Michael Likierman was the founding CEO of the French arm of Habitat furniture stores. Margaret Likierman had first visited the house on a guided tour of its garden three years earlier, as a participant of a colloquium on the future of historic private gardens. Half of the estate had been sold by Caroline's Ladan-Bockairy's descendants, the Ladan-Bockairy's last child died in 1991. In their purchase of the estate the Likiermans had to negotiate with the grandchildren of the Ladan-Bockairys, restore the house with sensitivity, in order to comply with their acquisition of a "Monuments Historiques".

The restoration of Les Colombières was enabled by the assistance of Jean-Yvan Yarmola, the chief architect of France's "Monuments Historiques", the Czech contemporary sculptor Ivan Theimer, architect Bernard Camous, landscape designer Arnaud Maurières. The Likiermans spent five years restoring the house at a cost of €4 million, moved into Les Colombières in 2000, their restoration was designed with a potential future purchaser in mind, as a swimming pool and air conditioning were added to the house, "the right number of bedrooms and bathrooms." Spencer-Jones, Rae. 1001 Gardens You Must See. London: Cassell Illustrated. ISBN 978-1-84403-737-7. Álvarez Álvarez, Darío. El jardín en la arquitectura del siglo XX: Naturaleza artificial en la cultura moderna. Reverte. P. 304. ISBN 978-84-291-2114-8. Evans, Adele. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Provence and Cote D'Azur. DK Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7566-9106-6. Facaros, Dana. South of France. New Holland Publishers. P. 110. ISBN 978-1-86011-358-1. Robida, Albert; the Twentieth Century.

Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 978-0-8195-6680-5. Walker, Peter. Invisible Gardens: The Search for Modernism in the American Landscape. MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-73116-4. Official site

Neal Cassady

Neal Leon Cassady was a major figure of the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the psychedelic and counterculture movements of the 1960s. He was prominently featured as himself in the "scroll" version of Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road, served as the model for the character Dean Moriarty in the 1957 version of that book. In many of Kerouac's books, Cassady is represented by the character Cody Pomeray. Cassady appeared in Allen Ginsberg's poems, in several other works of literature by other writers. Cassady was born to Neal Marshall Cassady in Salt Lake City, Utah, his mother died when he was 10, he was raised by his alcoholic father in Denver, Colorado. Cassady spent much of his youth either living on the streets of skid row, with his father, or in reform school; as a youth, Cassady was involved in petty crime. He was arrested for car theft when he was 14, for shoplifting and car theft when he was 15, for car theft and fencing stolen property when he was 16. In 1941, the 15-year-old Cassady met a prominent Denver educator.

Brierly was well known as a mentor of promising young men and was impressed by Cassady's intelligence. Over the next few years, Brierly took an active role in Cassady's life. Brierly helped admit Cassady to East High School where he taught Cassady as a student and supervised his reading, found employment for him. Cassady continued his criminal activities and was arrested from 1942 to 1944. In June 1944, Cassady was arrested for possession of stolen goods and served eleven months of a one-year prison sentence, he and Brierly exchanged letters during this period through Cassady's intermittent incarcerations. Brierly, a closeted homosexual, is believed to have been responsible for Cassady's first homosexual experience. In October 1945, after being released from prison, Cassady married the 16-year-old LuAnne Henderson. In 1946, the couple traveled to New York City to visit their friend, Hal Chase, another protégé of Brierly's, it was while visiting Chase at Columbia University that Cassady met Allen Ginsberg.

Although Cassady did not attend Columbia, he soon became friends with them and their acquaintances, some of whom became members of the Beat Generation. While in New York, Cassady persuaded Kerouac to teach him to write fiction. Cassady's second wife, has stated that, "Neal, having been raised in the slums of Denver amongst the world's lost men, determined to make more of himself, to become somebody, to be worthy and respected, his genius mind absorbed every book he could find, whether philosophy or science. Jack had a formal education, which Neal envied, but intellectually he was more than a match for Jack, they enjoyed long discussions on every subject."Carolyn Robinson met Cassady in 1947, while she was studying for her Masters in Theater Arts at the University of Denver. Five weeks after LuAnne's departure, Neal got an annulment from LuAnne and married Carolyn, on April 1, 1948. Carolyn's book, Off the Road: Twenty Years with Cassady and Ginsberg, details her marriage to Cassady and recalls him as, "the archetype of the American Man".

Cassady's sexual relationship with Ginsberg lasted on for the next 20 years. During this period, Cassady worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad and kept in touch with his "Beat" acquaintances as they became different philosophically; the couple had three children and settled down in a ranch house in Monte Sereno, California, 50 miles south of San Francisco, where Kerouac and Ginsberg sometimes visited. This home, built in 1954 with money from a settlement from Southern Pacific Railroad for a train-related accident, was demolished in August 1997. In 1950, Cassady entered into a bigamous marriage with Diane Hansen, a young model, pregnant with his child, Curtis Hansen. Cassady traveled cross-country with both Kerouac and Ginsberg on multiple occasions, including the trips documented in Kerouac's On the Road. Following an arrest in 1958 for offering to share a small amount of marijuana with an undercover agent at a San Francisco nightclub, Cassady served a two-year sentence at California's San Quentin State Prison in Marin County.

After his release in June 1960, he struggled to meet family obligations, Carolyn divorced him when his parole period expired in 1963. Carolyn stated that she was looking to relieve Cassady of the burden of supporting a family, but "this was a mistake and removed the last pillar of his self-esteem". After the divorce, in 1963, Cassady shared an apartment with Allen Ginsberg and Beat poet Charles Plymell, at 1403 Gough Street, San Francisco. Cassady first met author Ken Kesey during the summer of 1962. During 1964, Cassady served as the main driver of the bus named Furthur on the iconic first half of the journey from San Francisco to New York, immortalized by Tom Wolfe's book, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Cassady appears at length in a documentary film about the Merry Pranksters and their cross-country trip, Magic Trip, directed by Alex Gibney. In January 1967, Cassady traveled to Mexico with fellow prankster George "Barely Visible" Walker and Cassady's longtime girlfriend Anne Murphy. In a beachside house just south of Puerto Vallarta, they were joined by Barbara Wilson and Walter Cox.

All-night storytelling, speed drives in Walker's Lotus Elan, the use of L

Live!Girls! present Dogtown

Live! Girls! Present Dogtown is a comedy series shown on BBC Three, it tells the story of life for the residents of Horton-le-Hole, a fictional coastal town where things are not all they seem. A controlling optician meets a mild librarian to enact secret fantasies as Oscar-winning movie stars and Olympic champions. Written by Sunderland twin sisters Emma and Beth Kilcoyne, starring Emma Kilcoyne and Sam Battersea, who perform in a number of guises, the series is based on their live act, Live! Girls!, which played in Edinburgh to rave reviews. Emma Kilcoyne plays the 73-year-old arsonist dwarf. Sam Battersea plays Sheila Taddler, Bill's long-suffering wife, Carol Gomez, the unusual optician with the domineering fantasy life. Dogtown's regular supporting cast includes Geraldine McNulty as Sue McCardle, the ruthlessly ambitious "Scale Two" librarian; the series features cameo appearances from Kevin Whately and Imelda Staunton. From Beth's blog: "This is a show with a story — a bit like a mini film each week.

— there are no catchphrases and no laughter track. See what you think. We do real people — just the other side of normal." Live! Girls! Present Dogtown on IMDb Dogtown series announcement on BBC Oops

2019 UEFA Europa League Final

The 2019 UEFA Europa League Final was the final match of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League, the 48th season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, the 10th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League. It was played at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan on 29 May 2019, between English sides Chelsea and Arsenal, making the final a London derby, it was the tenth tournament final to feature two teams from the same association, the second all-English final and the first between teams from the same city. Chelsea won the final 4–1 for their second UEFA Europa League title; as winners, they earned the right to play against Liverpool, the winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League, in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup. As Chelsea had qualified for the Champions League group stage through their league performance, the group stage berth reserved for the Europa League winners was given to the third-placed team of the 2018–19 Ligue 1, Lyon, as the French Football Federation, which oversees Ligue 1, was the 5th-ranked association according to next season's access list.

Starting from this season, the Europa League final was played in the same week as the Champions League final. In March 2018, UEFA announced that a fourth substitution would be allowed in extra time and that the number of substitutes had been increased from 7 to 12; the kick-off time was changed from 20:45 CEST to 21:00 CEST. The match was the first fixture of the Europa League to use the video assistant referee system. In the following table, finals until 2009 were in the UEFA Cup era, since 2010 were in the UEFA Europa League era; this was the first European club competition final to be held in Azerbaijan. The stadium had been chosen as one of the host venues of UEFA Euro 2020. For the first time an open bidding process was launched on 9 December 2016 by UEFA to select the venues of the club competition finals. Associations had until 27 January 2017 to express interest, bid dossiers must be submitted by 6 June 2017. UEFA announced on 3 February 2017 that six associations expressed interest in hosting, confirmed on 7 June 2017 that three associations submitted bids for the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final: The following associations expressed interest in hosting but did not submit bids: Georgia: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi Germany: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart Scotland: Hampden Park, GlasgowThe bid evaluation report was published by UEFA on 14 September 2017.

The Baku Olympic Stadium was selected as the venue by the UEFA Executive Committee on 20 September 2017, while the Vodafone Park was successful in its bid to host the 2019 UEFA Super Cup. Chelsea were playing in their second Europa League final, having won 2–1 against Benfica in 2013; the match was their sixth overall European final, adding to two Cup Winners' Cup finals in 1971 and 1998, two UEFA Champions League finals in 2008 and 2012. In seventeen matches, Chelsea entered the match with a record of six wins, seven draws and four losses in European competitions against fellow English clubs. Most they lost both legs against Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the 2010–11 Champions League, it was Arsenal's second Europa League final, having lost on penalties to Galatasaray in 2000. Like Chelsea, it was the sixth time, they most featured in the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final, losing 2–1 to Barcelona. They reached the final of the Cup Winners' Cup three times: in 1980, when they suffered a 5–4 penalty shoot-out defeat to Valencia following a 0–0 draw.

Arsenal had won 4–3 on aggregate against Anderlecht in the 1970 final of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, a forerunner to the UEFA Cup/Europa League. Arsenal were winless in their six prior meetings against fellow English clubs, with a record of two draws and four losses. Most they lost both legs against Manchester United in the semi-finals of the 2008–09 Champions League; the match was the fourth Europa League final for manager Unai Emery, who joined Arsenal at the start of the season as the replacement for Arsène Wenger. Emery has a perfect record in Europa League finals, winning three consecutive titles with Sevilla in 2014, 2015 and 2016, he now holds the record for the most UEFA Cup/Europa League final appearances, having been tied with the three finals of Giovanni Trapattoni and Sven-Göran Eriksson. A win would have seen him surpass Trapattoni and become the outright most successful manager in the competition's history, with four titles; the final was the 198th competitive meeting between London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal, with a record of 76 Arsenal wins, 63 Chelsea wins and 58 draws going into the match.

The sides met twice during the 2018–19 Premier League season, with each winning at home: Chelsea by a score of 3–2 in the first match, Arsenal 2–0 in the second. They faced each other once before in a European tie, meeting in the quarter-finals of the 2003–04 Champions League. Domestically, the sides have met in three cup finals, with Arsenal winning the 2002 and 2017 FA Cup finals, Chelsea winning the 2007 Football League Cup Final; the match was the second all-English UEFA Cup/Europa League final