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Indian Wells Masters

The Indian Wells Masters known as BNP Paribas Open and the WTA Indian Wells Open, is an annual tennis tournament held in early- and mid-March at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, United States. The current owner is CTO and co-founder of Oracle; the current tournament director is former world No. 2 player Tommy Haas. The tournament is a Masters 1000 event on the men's tour and is a Premier Mandatory event on the women's tour. Between 1974 and 1976 it was non-tour event and between 1977 and 1986 it was a secondary tournament of the Grand Prix Tennis Tour but in 1987 it was upgraded to be part of the Grand Prix Super Series, the series of nine tournaments just below the four majors and the year-end finals in importance, it took the place of the Philadelphia Indoor event as the first Super Series event of the year. The event is one of two tour events, other than the Majors, in which main draw play extends beyond eight days; the women's main draw starts on Wednesday and the men's main draw starts on Thursday.

Both finals are held on Sunday of the following week. Both singles main draws include 96 players in a 128-player grid, with the 32 seeded players getting a bye to the second round; the tournament is played on hardcourt and is the best-attended tennis tournament outside the four Grand Slam tournaments. It has the second-largest permanent tennis stadium in the world. Indian Wells lies in the Coachella Valley, about 125 miles east of downtown Los Angeles; the tournament is played in the Indian Wells Tennis Garden which has 29 tennis courts, including the 16,100-seat main stadium, the second largest tennis-specific stadium in the world. After the 2013 BNP Paribas Open the Indian Wells Tennis Garden started an expansion and upgrade of its facilities that includes a new 8,000 seat Stadium 2; the tournament was founded by former tennis pros Charlie Raymond Moore. The women's tournament was held a week before the men's event. In 1996, the championship became one of the few combined events on both the Association of Tennis Professionals and Women's Tennis Association tours.

The BNP Paribas Open has become one of the largest events on women's tour. In 2004 it expanded to a multi-week 96 person field, since it along with the following Miami Open, have been colloquially termed the Sunshine Double. Dubbed the "Grand Slam of the West", it is the most-attended tennis tournament in the world other than the four Majors, with over 450,000 visitors during the 2015 event. In 2009, the tournament and the Indian Wells Tennis Garden were sold to Larry Ellison. Venus and Serena Williams, two successful American players, refused to play the Indian Wells tournament from 2001 to 2014 despite threats of financial sanctions and ranking point penalties; the two were scheduled to play in the 2001 semifinal but Venus withdrew due to an injury. Amid speculation of match fixing, the crowd for the final loudly booed Serena when she came out to play the final and continued to boo her intermittently through the entire match to the point of cheering unforced errors and double faults. Williams was subsequently booed during the awards ceremony.

The following month at the Ericsson Open, Richard Williams and Venus's father, claimed racial slurs were directed at him while in the stands. Neither Venus nor Serena played the tournament until 2015, when Serena Williams played in the tournament, ending her 14-year boycott of the event. Venus Williams ended her boycott by competing in 2016. Most titles: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic Most finals: Roger Federer Most consecutive titles: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic Most consecutive finals: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic Most matches played: Roger Federer Most matches won: Roger Federer Most consecutive matches won: Novak Djokovic Most editions played: Roger Federer Best winning %: Novak Djokovic Longest final: Jim Courier v Guy Forget, result: 4–6,6–3,4–6,6–3,7–6, Shortest final: Novak Djokovic v Milos Raonic, result: 6–2,6–0, Oldest champion: Roger Federer, 35y, 7m, 11d Youngest champion: Boris Becker, 19y, 2m, 26d, Most titles: Martina Navratilova Mary Joe Fernandez Steffi Graf Lindsay Davenport Serena Williams Kim Clijsters Daniela Hantuchová Maria Sharapova Victoria Azarenka Most finals: Lindsay Davenport Most consecutive titles: Martina Navratilova Most consecutive finals: Lindsay Davenport Most consecutive matches won: Martina Navratilova Official tournament website Indian Wells Tennis Garden Official Tourism Agency of the greater Palm Springs area: Information on hotels and more

Cornelis de Gijselaar

Cornelis "Kees" de Gijselaar was a Dutch politician and patriot, a leader in the rebellion during the Dutch Republic against the House of Orange. Born in Gorinchem, De Gijselaar was educated at the Latin School in Breda and earned a doctorate in Roman and Modern Law from Leiden University in 1774, he was a pensionary in Gorinchem from 26 May 1776 until 1779. From 1779 until 11 October 1787, he was a pensionary of Dordrecht. Together with Adriaan van Zeebergh and Engelbert François van Berckel, pensionaries of Haarlem and Amsterdam, he supported the Dutch Patriots faction, which sought greater autonomy for citizens and less power for the House of Orange during the time of the Dutch Republic. In the 1780s, he was considered one of the leaders of the faction, the patriots were nicknamed Kezen after his first name. Kees had a little dog that followed him everywhere, with the time became the symbol of this faction, was known as Keeshond; the patriots wore Keeshond pins to signal their allegiance, whereas the Orangists used the orange pug as a symbol.

After the Prussian intervention and the restoration of the Oranges in 1787, he lost his leading role and moved to Brussels, where he lived for ten years. He declined offers to become politically active again in 1795 and 1814, he was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1809. Cornelis de Gijselaar moved to Leiden after his wife's death, died there in 1815. Cornelis de Gijselaar at

Adam Azimov

Adam Azimov is an award-winning Canadian film director. He is an alumnus of the Canadian Film Centre, where he participated in the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program and the Short Dramatic Film Program. Azimov grew up in Montreal, attended Concordia University there. According to the Concordia Journal and fellow student Shaughn McArthur were about to travel to Uganda, to make a documentary film, under the auspices of the Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program. In 2012 Asimov directed a short documentary about Manitobah Mukluks, a First Nations company that manufactured traditional beaded mukluks intended to make this form of footwear fashionable. Azimov won the Short Film award at the Reelworld Film Festival. Azimov has specialized in short films, commercials. In 2019 Asimov chose to move from being a freelance director to being represented by the Artclass agency. "Manitobah Mukluks: The story behind the Boots Worn by Kate Moss and Megan Fox". CBC News. 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2019-09-07

Forest Park High School (Indiana)

Forest Park Jr./Sr. High School is a 7 -- 12 grade public learning institution located in Indiana, it serves the Southeast Dubois County School Corporation. The school's mascot is the Ranger and the colors are forest green and gold. Forest Park's school newspaper is called The Lookout. A North Central Association accredited school since 1979, Forest Park offers fifteen dual credit courses to its students in various areas of study. Three of these classes are presented as Advanced Placement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Biology; the boys basketball program won back to back state championships. The girls softball team took the state title for the 2000–2001 season. Forest Park's marching band, known as the Marching Rangers, has won 11 state championships since 1973. List of high schools in Indiana Forest Park HS Homepage School district website

Sydney Prior Hall

Sir Sydney Prior Hall MVO, MA was a British portrait painter and illustrator and one of the leading reportage artists of the Victorian period. The son of animal portraitist Harry Hall, Sydney Hall was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, he decided on a career as an artist while at Oxford University and joined the staff of The Graphic, an illustrated newspaper, shortly after its foundation in late 1869. He established his name with a series of vivid drawings made at the front during the Franco-Prussian War; as stated in the contemporary publication The Art Journal, his drawings of the Parnell Commission were among his finest achievements in the medium of graphic journalism: "he was in court the whole time, busy with a swift revealing pencil which missed no turn of affairs". He illustrated a number of books including Tom Brown's School Days, Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes. Hall married Hannah Holland, was the father of Egyptologist Henry R. H. Hall. Four paintings by Sir Sydney Hall in the Royal Collection of Queen Elizabeth II Some sketches by Sir Sydney Hall Drawings of Canada in 1881 by Sydney Hall.

Portrait of the three daughters of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra by Sydney Prior Hall Pencil drawing of William Ewart Gladstone by Sydney Prior Hall


The Lomariopsidaceae is a family of ferns with a tropical distribution. In the Pteridophyte Phylogeny Group classification of 2016, the family is placed in the suborder Polypodiineae of the order Polypodiales. Alternatively, it may be treated as the subfamily Lomariopsidoideae of a broadly defined family Polypodiaceae sensu lato; the Pteridophyte Phylogeny Group classification of 2016 included four genera. Dryopolystichum was added in 2017, Thysanosoria is now included in Lomariopsis, so that four genera are recognized as of February 2020: Cyclopeltis J. Sm. Dracoglossum Christenh. Dryopolystichum Copel. Lomariopsis Fée The genus Nephrolepis has been placed in this family, but it is now placed in its own family, Nephrolepidaceae; some members of the Lomariopsidaceae are cultivated as ornamental plants. The following cladogram for the suborder Polypodiineae, based on the consensus cladogram in the Pteridophyte Phylogeny Group classification of 2016, shows a phylogenetic relationship between Lomariopsidaceae and the other families of the clade