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T in the Park

T in the Park festival was a major Scottish music festival, held annually from 1994 to 2016. It was named after Tennents; the event was held at Strathclyde Park, Lanarkshire until 1996. It moved to the disused Balado airfield, Kinross-shire from 1997 to 2014. In 2015 the festival moved to Strathallan Castle, Perthshire, it was held over two days, extended to three days from 2007. Promoted by DF Concerts, the event attracted up to 70,000 campers; the 2017 T in the Park was cancelled due to problems at the 2016 event. It was replaced with the TRNSMT festival which takes place on the same weekend at Glasgow Green; the 2017 festival was a success and further editions of TRNSMT followed in 2018 and 2019. In July 2019, the festival organiser, Geoff Ellis, confirmed that T in the Park would not be returning; the festival was founded in 1994 by Stuart Clumpas and Geoff Ellis, as part of a joint venture between DF Concerts and Tennent's Lager with some help from Irish promotions company MCD Productions. Stuart Clumpas left as an organiser in 2001.

Festival director Geoff Ellis was involved from the start until the end. Ellis came to Scotland in 1992 to manage King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, he organised the first T in the Park festival in 1994 with a smattering of bands playing to 17,000 people at its original site at Strathclyde Park, Lanarkshire. The festival was held there for three years until 1997, where it was held at the disused Balado airfield, Kinross-shire. After moving to Balado the festival grew larger and by 2003, the festival was attracting up to 255,000 people; the festival was a two-day event until 2007, when the Friday became a mainstay event for live music. However, the 2007 festival was criticised by many festival-goers who missed acts on the Friday due to huge traffic jams of 10 miles on the A91 and A977 leading to Kinross. To prevent a repeat of the traffic chaos, in 2008 organisers allowed a limited number of campers to pitch up on the Thursday in order to cut the number of cars on the roads on the Friday. By extending the festival over a full three days, it began to grow becoming the second-largest greenfield festival in the United Kingdom, the fifth-largest in the world in terms of attendance, with over 85,000 people on site every day.

In 2013 it attracted up to 255,000 people over three days, drawing fans from across Britain and Europe. According to DF Concerts, 20% of the crowd was made up of visitors from outside Scotland, with about 2% attending from overseas. In years the festival shared much of its line-up with Oxegen, a festival that takes place on the same weekend in County Kildare, Ireland. Acts played T in the Park one day and Oxegen the next, or vice versa. In an attempt to boost ticket sales, the 2014 festival saw an extension of the acts' duration on stage. On the Friday, the acts were scheduled to start around lunchtime as opposed to 5 pm; the 2014 festival was the last to take place at the Balado site. Despite having run on the same site since 1997, safety concerns were expressed about the Forties Pipeline, which runs directly underneath the former Balado airfield. In 2015 the festival moved 20.54 miles to the Strathallan Castle Estate in the neighbouring county of Perthshire. The 2016 event was marred by the deaths of three festival-goers and reports of anti-social behaviour problems at the campsite.

This led festival bosses making the festival's future uncertain. Tennents Lager for the T in the Park weekend was specially brewed 36 hours before the festival at the Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow, 44 miles from Balado. More than 3 million pints of lager were consumed at the festival during its existence. A container recycling scheme was introduced in 2006, refunding a 10p deposit on every pint container brought back to a designated recycling point; the first T in the Park was held on Saturday 30 July – Sunday 31 July 1994 at Strathclyde Country park. The site had a capacity for 17,000 people with just 2000 choosing to camp; the Caledonia Stage, was introduced to coming new bands. A band called Glass Onion played over the weekend who would be better known as Travis. Was held on Saturday 5 August – Sunday 6 August 1995 at Strathclyde Country park; this was the first year. Noel Gallagher joined Paul Weller on stage, while Kermit from the Black Grape had broken his ankle earlier in the day but refused to go to hospital instead performed with the rest of the band whilst sitting down on the stage.

The Dance Tent was introduced this year, but no official line was used, it became the Slam Tent in 1997. Was held on Saturday 13 July – Sunday 14 July 1996, was the last time at Strathclyde Country park; the Saturday was a sell out for the first time in advance. Radiohead closed the Main Stage on Saturday Pulp closing on the Sunday; this was the year that Keanu Reeves arrived on a shuttle bus to play the festival with his band Dogstar, Joe Strummer busked in the campsite Caledonia Stage was renamed the T Break, where unsigned acts from across Scotland were given a platform to showcase their music at T in the Park. Each year, a panel made up of music industry experts hand-picked 16 artists from over a thousand entries to platform. In 1997, T in the Park moved from Strathclyde Park to its home for the next 17 years, Balado near Kinross, on a disused Airfield, was held on Saturday 12 July – Sunday 13 July 1997; this was The Slam Tent’s first year, while The campsite grown to over 25,000. T In The Park 1998 was held on Saturday 11 July 1998 – Sunday 12 July 1998.

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Grant Holmes

Harrison Grant Holmes is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Oakland Athletics organization. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. Holmes attended Conway High School in South Carolina, he was considered one of the top prospects for the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft. He had committed to the University of Florida, but he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 22nd pick in the first round of the draft. Holmes was signed by the Dodgers on June 17, 2014 for $2.5 million. The Dodgers assigned him to the Arizona League Dodgers to begin his professional career, he was 1–2 with a 3.00 ERA in seven appearances for them, before he was promoted, on August 14, 2014, to the Ogden Raptors. In four starts for Ogden, he was 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA. Holmes was assigned to the Great Lakes Loons to start the 2015 season, he was selected to the mid-season All-Star team. He finished the season with a 6 -- 3.14 ERA in 24 starts. Holmes was promoted to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes to start the 2016 season.

On August 1, 2016, the Dodgers traded Holmes, Jharel Cotton, Frankie Montas to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Rich Hill and Josh Reddick. Oakland assigned Holmes to the Stockton Ports. Holmes spent 2017 with the Midland RockHounds, pitching to an 11–12 record and 4.49 ERA with 150 strikeouts in 148.1 innings pitched. The Athletics added Holmes to their 40-man roster after the 2018 season. Holmes missed over a month during the year with shoulder soreness, split the 2019 season between Midland and the Las Vegas Aviators, going a combined 6–5 with a 3.23 ERA and 81 strikeouts over 86.1 innings. Holmes' brother, Colby Holmes, played college baseball at the University of South Carolina and plays in the Atlanta Braves organization. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference

Jan Slavíček (painter)

Jan Slavíček was a Czech painter, son of painter Antonín Slavíček, brother of director and editor Jiří Slavíček and the successor of the Slavíček family. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague under Jan Preisler, Vratislav Nehleba, Max Švabinský and Otakar Nejedlý, he was a member of SVU Mánes starting in 1922 and has undertaken a number of study trips to France, Spain, Greece, the USSR and Yugoslavia. From 1937 to 1970 he lived in the rear wing of the Hrzánský Palace in Hradčany, painting the views of Prague from his studio window. 1953 Klement Gottwald State Prize laureate 1967 National ArtistSlavíček had been known for his still life and landscape painting including many painting of views in Prague. He dealt with the impulses of French fauvism in his early years, but soon found his own painting expression, based on sensual realism. Many landscapes use the Orlické Mountains. Informační systém abART – osoba:Slavíček Jan

The Night We Never Met

The Night We Never Met is a 1993 American romantic comedy film directed by Warren Leight. The film stars Annabella Sciorra and Kevin Anderson. Upset with his current living arrangements, Sam shares occupancy of a flat for two days per week with slob Brian and painter Ellen; when Sam and Brian swap their schedules without telling Ellen, she assumes that their personalities have changed. Matthew Broderick as Sam Lester Annabella Sciorra as Ellen Holder Kevin Anderson as Brian McVeigh Jeanne Tripplehorn as Pastel Justine Bateman as Janet Beehan Michael Mantel as Aaron Holder Christine Baranski as Lucy Doris Roberts and Dominic Chianese as Nosy Neighbors Tim Guinee as Kenneth Bradley White as Todd Greg Germann as Eddie Dana Wheeler-Nicholson as Inga Louise Lasser as Mrs. Winkley Bill Campbell as Shep Michelle Hurst as Leslie Lewis Black as Marty Holder Ranjit Chowdhry as Cabbie Naomi Campbell as French Cheese Shopper Richard Poe as Bartender Katharine Houghton as Less/More Cheese Lady David Slavin as Chuck Barber Brooke Smith as Catha Bitty Schram as Pharmacy Clerk Billy Strong as Doorman Catherine Lloyd Burns as Deli Customer Michael Mastrototaro as Triple Creme Cheese Shopper Michael Imperioli and Suzanne Dottino as Dry Cleaning Customers Jose Evelio Alveraz as "My name is Eduardo" Paul Guilfoyle as Sparrow's Nest Salesman Davidson Thomson as Foreign Film Actor Kathryn Rossetter as "Excuse Me" ShopperMary B.

McCann as Yogurt Eating Date Steven Goldstein as 3rd Cheese Man Suzanne Lanza as Shep's New Date Gary Shandling as Dental Patient Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 56% of nine surveyed critics gave the film a positive review. Lawrence Cohn of Variety wrote, "A quintessential New York movie, The Night We Never Met takes a novel premise and develops it in fits and starts." Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote, "The Night We Never Met is never lifelike enough to evoke the madly romantic New York atmosphere it seems to be after. The actors try hard, but they are hamstrung by too many broad strokes and silly inconsistencies." The Night We Never Met on IMDb The Night We Never Met at Rotten Tomatoes The Night We Never Met at Box Office Mojo

Mikhail Lyubimov

Mikhail Petrovich Lyubimov is a Russian novelist and retired colonel in the KGB. He served as spymaster and head of the KGB stations in the United Kingdom and Denmark during the Cold War. Lyubimov was born in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, his father, Pyotr Fyodorovich Lyubimov, joined the Cheka-OGPU in 1918. In 1938, he was arrested during the Great Purge but released, returned to military intelligence in the Carpathian and Volga Military Districts. Lyubimov graduated from high school in Kuybyshev in 1952, he attended the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, graduating in 1958. He wrote a doctoral thesis titled Its Use in Operational Work. After his graduation, Lyubimov was sent to Finland to work at the Soviet embassy's consulate office. In 1959, he was recruited into First Chief Directorate of the KGB. Two years Lyubimov went to the United Kingdom, where he worked in the Soviet residency in London as Second Secretary of the Embassy, he was an ordinary field officer. Lyubimov worked under the guise of being the press attaché, allowing him to associate with the British elite and political officials.

He was dubbed "Smiley Mike" by his British counterparts. In 1964, Lyubimov's cover was blown in a failed attempt to recruit a cipher machine operator to spy for the Soviets; the British tried to recruit him, he refused, was declared persona non grata and was recalled to Moscow, where he continued as spymaster of the British section. Lyubimov was next sent to Copenhagen, Denmark from 1967 to 1969. In 1974, he became Deputy Chief of the Anglo-Scandinavian Department. At that time he worked with Kim Philby. In 1976, he was sent back to Copenhagen; the collection of their letters is now archived at Georgetown University. After four years in Denmark, he returned home to Moscow and retired from the KGB in 1980. Lyubimov's first book was The Life and Adventures of Alex Wilkie, Spy in 1989, about a Russian agent in London trying to trying to find a mole leaking intelligence to the Americans. A 2015 Russian film directed by Vladimir Bortko, Soul of a Spy, was adapted from it, his experiences helped him contribute to The KGB Guidebook to Cities of the World, a collection of stories and humorous anecdotes from seven retired KGB agents.

The book was so popular. Lyubimov has been married three times, his son, Alexander, is a well-known television presenter. Mikhail Lyubimov. Англия. Гуляния с Чеширским котом. Amfora. ISBN 978-5-367-01435-8. Mikhail Lyubimov. Блеск и нищета шпионажа. AST Olimp. ISBN 5-17-028809-3. Mikhail Lyubimov. Гуляния с Чеширским Котом. Amfora. ISBN 5-94278-183-4. Mikhail Lyubimov Скитания по родословным. Москва, Б.С.Г.-ПРЕСС. ISBN 5-93381 -111-4 Mikhail Lyubimov. Декамерон шпионов. Tsentrpoligraf. ISBN 5-227-00135-9. Mikhail Lyubimov. Шпионы, которых я люблю и ненавижу. AST Olimp. ISBN 5-7390-0009-2. Mikhail Lyubimov. Путеводитель КГБ по городам мира. Книга вторая. Top Secret. ISBN 978-5-85275-144-7. Mikhail Lyubimov. Путеводитель КГБ по городам мира. Top Secret. ISBN 5-85275-132-4. Mikhail Lyubimov. Записки непутевого резидента или will o' the wisp. Художественная литература. ISBN 5-280-03067-8. Mikhail Lyubimov. Жизнь и приключения Алекса Уилки, шпиона. Ogonyok. ISBN 5-88274-011-8. Mikhail Lyubimov A kind of chef-d'oeuvre. Amfora Вариант шедевра