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Kitt Peak National Observatory

The Kitt Peak National Observatory is a United States astronomical observatory located on Kitt Peak of the Quinlan Mountains in the Arizona-Sonoran Desert on the Tohono O'odham Nation, 88 kilometers west-southwest of Tucson, Arizona. With over twenty optical and two radio telescopes, it is one of the largest gatherings of astronomical instruments in the northern hemisphere. Kitt Peak National Observatory was founded in 1958, it was home to what was the largest solar telescope in the World, many large astronomical telescopes of the late 20th century in the United States. The observatory was administered by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory from the early 1980s until 2019, after which it was overseen by the National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory. Kitt Peak was selected by its first director, Aden B. Meinel, in 1958 as the site for a national observatory under contract with the National Science Foundation and was administered by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy.

The land was leased from the Tohono O'odham under a perpetual agreement. The second director was Nicholas U. Mayall. In 1982 NOAO was formed to consolidate the management of three optical observatories — Kitt Peak; the observatory sites are under lease from the Tohono O'odham Nation at the amount of a quarter dollar per acre yearly, overwhelmingly approved by the Council in the 1950s. In 2005, the Tohono O'odham Nation brought suit against the National Science Foundation to stop further construction of gamma ray detectors in the Gardens of the Sacred Tohono O'odham Spirit I'itoi, which are just below the summit; the largest optical instruments at KPNO are the Mayall 4 meter telescope and the WIYN 3.5 meter telescope. The McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope is the largest solar telescope in the world and the largest unobstructed reflector; the ARO 12m Radio Telescope is at the location. Kitt Peak is famous for hosting the first telescope used to search for near-Earth asteroids, calculating the probability of an impact with planet Earth.

Kitt Peak hosts an array of programs for the public to take part in, including: Daytime tours, speaking about the history of the observatory as well as touring a major research telescope. The Nightly Observing Program, which allows visitors to arrive in the late afternoon, watch the sunset, use binoculars and telescopes to view the cosmos. Additionally, there is the Overnight Telescope Observing Program; this program allows for a one-on-one, full night of observing using any of the visitor center's telescopes. Guests may choose to do DSLR imaging, CCD imaging, or take in the sights with their eye to the telescope. Kitt Peak's Southeastern Association for Research and Astronomy Telescope was featured in the WIPB-PBS documentary, "Seeing Stars in Indiana"; the project followed SARA astronomers from Ball State University to the observatory and featured time-lapse images from various points around Kitt Peak. A major project in the 2010s at Kitt Peak is the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument instrument for the Mayall.

The Kitt Peak National Observatory of the United States was dedicated on March 16, 1960. At the dedication a 36-inch telescope and various facilities were ready. Construction was underway for the planned 84 inch telescope; the 84 inch had its first light in September 1964. Over the decades the mountaintop hosted many telescopes, achieved a variety of discoveries; some examples of astronomical research KNPO contributed to include the study of "Dark Matter", Cosmic distances, high-redshift galaxies, the bootes void. In addition, the observatory has engaged in variety of publich education programs. In 2018, KNPO established plans for its Windows on the universe Center for Astronomy Outreach; some examples of the discoveries using KNPO telescopes. This is a small listing, with many thousands of asteroids discovered by the Spacewatch telescopes. In 1976 the Mayall Telescope was used to discover methane ice on Pluto; the 90 cm Spacewatch telescope was used to discover the Kuiper belt body, 2000 Varuna in the year 2000.

This was discovered by an astronomer noticing the slow moving object in a blink comparison. Due to its high elevation, the observatory experiences a much cooler and wetter climate throughout the year than most of the Sonoran desert. List of astronomical observatories List of radio telescopes Richard Green Discover Magazine article about Kitt Peak, May 2005 Kitt Peak docent training book, 2008 Kitt Peak National Observatory – official site Kitt Peak National Observatory Visitor Center – visiting and tour information Kitt Peak Webcam Kitt Peak Clear Sky Chart Forecasts of observing conditions NOAA general forecast for KPNO NOAA detailed forecast for KPNO Observing At Kitt Peak – General Overview for Observers and Staff

Private Eye (film)

Private Eye is a 2009 South Korean period film noir directed by Park Dae-min. Seoul, 1910. Hong Jin-ho, Joseon’s first detective, travels around solving trivial family disputes for pocket money as a private detective. However, he is saving up for the trip. One night, Gwang-soo, a medical physician in training, discovers a corpse in the woods and secretly takes it to practice dissecting, but the corpse turns out to be the son of Seoul’s most powerful man. While planning to flee in the middle of the night and afraid of murder accusations, Gwang-soo meets Jin-ho, asks him to find the killer; when another corpse turns up in the woods, murdered in the same way as the first victim, Jin-ho and Gwang-soo use a piece of cloth they find in the victim’s mouth as the lead they need to bring them one step closer to the real killer. Hwang Jung-min as Hong Jin-ho Ryu Deok-hwan as Jang Gwang-soo Uhm Ji-won as Soon-deok Oh Dal-su as Oh Young-dal Yoon Je-moon as Eok-kwan According to its distributor CJ Entertainment, Private Eye attracted more than 554,000 viewers nationwide in the four days since its premiere on April 2, 2009, making it #1 at the South Korean box office.

As of May 10, 2009, the total tickets sold domestically was 1,907,094. Official website Private Eye at Naver Private Eye at the Korean Movie Database Private Eye on IMDb Private Eye at HanCinema

Heilan Home

Heilan Home is short for HEILAN HOME CO. LTD. HLA, established in 2002, is the core fast fashion brand under Heilan Group based in Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province in China. HLA was named as one of “Chinese National Well-known Trademarks” in 2009. HLA, established in 2002 HLA was named as one of “Chinese National Well-known Trademarks” in 2009; the brand name HLA originates from HEILAN APPAREAL. From the opening of the first HLA store in Nanjing in September 2002 to the moment when it was restructured and listed on April 11, 2014, HLA has become the largest enterprise among the garment sector of A share market with a total market value of over RMB70 billion. By the end of 2014, a total of 3348 HLA stores have been opened up successfully. HLA ranked No. 373 on the Top 500 Chinese Enterprise released by Fortune in 2015, with gross turnover of RMB12.338 billion. HLA won the 3rd place in the ranking of return on equity by 33.73%. According to China Capital Markets Development Report, market value of HLA equaled US$11.5 billion in April 2015 below the US$11.6 billion of Coach, the world-renowned luxury brand, only 4% below the famous US luxury group Ralph Lauren's US$12 billion.

HLA was ranked among Forbes Asia's Fab 50 Companies List released on July 24, 2015. HLA is positioned as a fast fashion brand. HLA owns three product series, business and fashion, covering 17 product categories and up to 5000 SKUs; as an asset-light company, HLA focuses on brand assets by integrating over 200 domestic and international supply chains of clothing and accessories. HLA owns over 300 designers providing design guidance to suppliers. Most HLA stores are located in downtown commercial districts and comprehensive shopping malls in cities at all levels. By the end of 2014, HLA has 3,348 stores in total, covering over 80% of the counties and cities in China. "HLA among Forbes Asia's Fab 50 Companies List". "Textile and Garment Industry: HLA Being the Top Choice amongLeading Companies that Excel in Both Performance and Valuation". "HLA 2015 Q1Report: 35% Growth with Size Premium". "Hi-T Gets PopularThanks to HLA's Innovative Marketing". "Top Listed Companies in Asia Pacific: Two Jiangsu Companies - HLA and Yanghe".

"HLA Special Edition For Sale with Return of Running Man 2". "Four Jiangsu Enterprises Among Most Valuable Chinese Listed Companies, with HLA ranking the 31st". "Man Sentenced for Selling Hundreds of Fake Brand Clothes including HLA Online". "CCTV Guinness China Night at HLA". "Textile and Garment Industry: HLA Being the Top Choice among Leading Companies that Excel in Both Performance and Valuation"

Chris Wyse

Chris Wyse is an American bassist and vocalist. He is best known for his performances with Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehley, The Cult and Ozzy Osbourne, he is the vocalist and bassist for Owl, a band he founded in 2007. Wyse is a first-generation Irish American, he was born in New York. He discovered the music of Kiss, The Doors, Led Zeppelin in grade school, was inspired by Iron Maiden's Steve Harris to play bass. Performing with local bands in New York, he was profiled in Guitar Player Magazine at 17 and featured in Guitar For the Practicing Musician at 20. In 1990, prompted by the success of a studio session with musicians associated with Steve Vai, Wyse moved to Los Angeles, where he devoted most of his time to playing with bands. After performing with artists including the band Lusk, Wyse was introduced to acclaimed producer Bob Rock and became Rock's "go-to" bassist, he played with Rock-produced artists including Tal Bachman, as well as artists unaffiliated with Rock, such as Scott Weiland.

In 2001, Wyse played on The Cult's well-reviewed album, Beyond Evil, which Rock produced. In 2003, producing Metallica, urged Wyse to audition for the band, he was one of a handful of bassists selected to play with Metallica during the audition process, documented in the film Some Kind of Monster. In 2006, he became The Cult's full-time bass player, touring worldwide and recording two additional albums. In 2004, Wyse was recruited for Ozzy Osbourne's band by drummer Mike Bordin after they met while playing as part of Jerry Cantrell's solo band, he played on Ozzy's Under Cover album, included on Osbourne's box set, Prince of Darkness. Wyse played on Jerry Cantrell's covers band Cardboard Vampyres. Additionally, Wyse performed and recorded with Bob Rock's band, the Payola$. In 2007, Wyse founded an alternative rock band, he is the band's singer and producer, plays bass guitar and upright bass, sometimes creating "Hendrik-like effect on the upright bass" by using a bow. Wyse formed Owl with his childhood friend, drummer Dan Dinsmore, LA-based guitarist Jason Achilles Mezilis.

Described as "approaching timeless rock structures through a healthy amount of experimentation and instrumental intricacy" Owl released their debut in 2009, followed by the album The Right Thing in April 2013. The first music video from the album, the title track's The Right Thing, premiered on Rolling Stone's website in March 2013. Owl released their third album, Things You Can't See, in the summer of 2015. Owl's third album, Things You Can't See, was released in summer 2015. A video for the track Wyse played bass guitar on Ace Frehley's album, Space Invader He toured with Frehley following the release of Space Invader. Things You Can't See was released in 2015, as was Frehley's Origins Vol 1. Wyse played bass on the record, which featured Paul Stanley on vocals for Water. Wyse left The Cult in 2015, has continued to tour and record with Frehley. In January 2018 he played "New York Groove" with Frehley prior to the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres at Citi Field.

The song is a staple at New York sporting events. Wyse joined the Hollywood Vampires in 2018. A supergroup that includes Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Wyse performed with the Vampires on world tours in 2018 and 2019, played on their sophomore album, released on Ear Music in 2019. Owl official website Frehley official website

X Factor (Italian season 5)

X Factor is an Italian television music competition to find new singing talent. The fifth season started on Sky Uno on 20 October 2011 and ended on 5 January 2012, it was the first season to be broadcast on a digital satellite television platform, after four seasons televised on state owned channel Rai 2. For the first time, the final was broadcast in 3D; the show was presented by Alessandro Cattelan, with spin-off Xtra Factor hosted by Max Novaresi and Brenda Lodigiani. Elio was the only judge from the previous season to return. Mara Maionchi, Anna Tatangelo and Enrico Ruggeri was replaced by new judge Arisa and original judges Simona Ventura and Morgan; the winner was Francesca Michielin, mentored by Ventura, her debut single "Distratto" was released as a digital EP the day after the final, together with the ones by the remaining Top 6 contestants. The competition was split into several stages: auditions, judges' houses and live shows; the first auditions took place in Milan on 5 July 2011. On 12 September 2011, contestants performed for the first time in front of an audience, at the Teatro della Luna in Milan.

After the auditions, 113 acts were admitted to the bootcamp, only 24 of them make it to the judge's house. Following bootcamp, successful contestants were split into four categories: Boys, Over 24s and Vocal Groups; each judge mentored six acts through judges' houses, eliminated three of them before the first live show. The live shows started on 17 November 2011; the final took place on 5 January 2012 and it was watched by 1,048,358 people, making it the highest rated show to be broadcast by Sky Uno. The fifth edition maintained the new formula with four judges return to the jury Simona Ventura and Morgan, were confirmed Elio and newcomer Arisa. Just as in the previous edition, at time of disposal, if there were to be a tie, will be used to tilt or to a televoting period of 200 seconds that will decide the eliminated. Before proceeding with the final stage of selection, each judge would be assigned one of the four categories; each judge, with his or her vocal coach, would have to choose three singers who would complete the live shows of the fifth edition of X Factor.

The twelve eliminated acts were: Boys: Steven Patrick Piu, Daniel Adomako, Jeremy Fiumefreddo Girls: Nadia Burzotta, Paola Marotta, Alessia De Vito 25+: Michele Leonardo Cavada, Tania Furia, Paolo Bernardini Groups: Mescla, 2080, I Malviventi Key: – Winner – Runner-up – Third Place The number of votes received by each act was released by Sky Italia after the final. Colour keyNotes^1 During week 5, after the first round, the public was asked to vote the act to be eliminated, not the act to be saved, amongst the three contestants who received fewer votes. Celebrity performers: Kasabian Other guests: Miguel Bosé Group performance: "Pride"Judge's vote to eliminateArisa: Le 5 – backed his own act, Rahma Hafsi Elio: Rahma Hafsi – backed his own act, Le 5 Morgan: Rahma Hafsi – based on the final showdown performance Simona Ventura: Rahma Hafsi – in order to support Le 5's musical project Celebrity performers: James Morrison Other guests: Francesco Mandelli and Fabrizio Biggio Judge's vote to eliminateElio: Valerio De Rosa – backed his own act, Le 5 Morgan: Le 5 – backed his own act, Valerio De Rosa Simona Ventura: Le 5 – because they still have to find their right musical direction Arisa: Valerio De Rosa – because she wanted to go to the deadlockWith the judges deadlocked, a new vote started for 200 seconds, Le 5 were eliminated as the act with the fewest public votes.

Theme: Disco Party Celebrity performers: Giorgia Group performance: Hung UpJudge's vote to eliminateMorgan: Valerio De Rosa – after a long monologue and after asking the deadlock, gave no reason for his choice Simona Ventura: Davide Papasidero – to balance Morgan's vote, hoping to go to the deadlock Arisa: Davide Papasidero – because she prefers Valerio Elio: Davide Papasidero – based on the final showdown performances Celebrity performers: Daniele Silvestri, Morgan with Davide Papasidero Judge's vote to eliminateElio: Cafè Margot – thinking that he could be more helpful for I Moderni Arisa: Cafè Margot – based on the final showdown performances Morgan: I Moderni – because he thinks that Cafè Margot's performance are "too redundant", so they still need their mentor's help to improve themselves Simona Ventura: Cafè Margot – thinking that I Moderni are more interesting for the recording industry Celebrity performers: Subsonica, Raphael Gualazzi Judge's vote to eliminateMorgan: Claudio Cera – backed his own act, Vincenzo Di Bella Arisa: Vincenzo Di Bella – backed her own act, Claudio Cera Simona Ventura: Claudio Cera – thinking that he is ready for the music business Elio: Claudio Cera – thinking that he is not focused on a particular style Theme: Songs from films, Free choice Celebrity performers: Marco Mengoni Group performance: "Do They Know It's Christmas?"Judge's vote to eliminateSimona Ventura: Vincenzo Di Bella – backed her own act, Jessica Mazzoli Morgan: Jessica Mazzoli – backed his own act, Vincenzo Di Bella Arisa: Vincenzo Di Bella – because she prefers Jessica Mazzoli Elio: Vincenzo Di Bella – being coherent with his previous comments on the two contestants Theme: Previously unreleased songs, Free choice Celebrity performers: Antonello Venditti, Morgan Judge's vote to eliminateSimona Ventura: Jessica Mazzoli Morgan: Nicole

Marina Semyonova

Marina Timofeyevna Semyonova was the first Soviet-trained prima ballerina. She was born in Saint-Petersburg, she was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1975. The first great dancer formed by Agrippina Vaganova, she graduated from the Vaganova School in 1925, which "is registered in the annals of Soviet ballet as the year of the unprecedented triumph of Marina Semyonova", she worked in the Kirov Ballet until 1930 when Joseph Stalin had her and her husband Viktor Semyonov transferred to the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. There she married Lev Karakhan, an Old Bolshevik and Deputy Foreign Minister, best known as an advisor to Sun Yat-sen, he was purged in 1937. The Soviet choreographer Maya Plisetskaya wrote of her that "what she demonstrated in her time was unusual, brand new, breathtaking. Now it is believed it has always been that way." The writer Stefan Zweig wrote of her dancing that "when she steps onto the stage with her nature-given gait, which her training only polished, soars up in a wild leap, the impression is that of a storm splitting the quiet of a humdrum existence."Semyonova was guest with the Paris Opéra Ballet in 1935 where she danced Giselle with Serge Lifar.

She received the Stalin Prize for 1941 and retired in 1952. After that, she became one of répétiteurs of the Bolshoi Theatre. Natalia Bessmertnova, Marina Kondratieva, Nadezhda Pavlova, Nina Sorokina, Ludmila Semenyaka, Nina Timofeyeva and Nina Ananiashvili were among her adepts. Semyonova retired from her coaching duties at the age of 96, she is known for her friendship with young danseur Nikolay Tsiskaridze, who interviewed her on several occasions. She had a daughter by elocutionist Vsevolod Aksyonov. In 2003, she won the Prix Benois de la Danse for lifetime achievement. In 2008, the Bolshoi Theatre celebrated Semyonova's centenary. Semyonova died on 9 June 2010 in her home in three days before her 102nd birthday. List of Russian ballet dancers M. T. Semyonova. Moscow, 1953. S. Ivanova. Marina Semyonova. Moscow, 1965. Semyonova performs Odette variation from act II of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake in 1940 Biography Biography Biography