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San Vincenzo in Prato

The basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato is a church in Milan, northern Italy. It is the only one in city which has maintained its original Palaeo-Christian appearance; the first church was founded by the Lombard king Desiderius in 770, who dedicated it to the Virgin Mary. It was entitled to St. Vincent, when the latter's relics were found in an urn in the crypt, together with those of St. Quirinus and St. Nicomedes and St. Abundius; the name in Prato derives from its location in the "pratum" area owned by bishop Odelpertus. In 806 a Benedictine convent was added to the church; the octagonal baptistery on the exterior, on the left, was built by architect Paolo Mezzanotte in year 1932, includes a column-shaped font called Pietra santa coming from the ancient church of S. Nazaro in Pietra Santa, demolished in year 1889 during the construction of the new Via Dante; the convent was suppressed in 1520 and in 1598 the church was restored and turned into a parish. The basilica measures c. 40 x 20 m, is in brickwork.

The interior is on two aisles with wooden spans ceiling. The columns are from different ages; the elevated choir ends with a large apse. Under the presbytery is the crypt, which has a nave and two aisles divided by ten small columns with sculpted capitals. San Vincenzo lies on the founding of a Roman temple or oratory built along the way to Vigevano dedicated to Juppiter, located within a Roman necropolis. Early Christian churches in Milan Page on medieval art in Italy Milano - Battistero S. Vincenzo in Prato A short documentary about the Basilica from site

Goods Island Light

Goods Island Light is an active lighthouse located on the highest point of Goods Island, an island in the Torres Strait, belonging to Queensland, Australia. It serves as the rear light of the Goods Island Range; the first navigation aid on Goods Island was a signalling station, established in 1877. In 1882 pearl fishers operating in Torres Strait requested that a light be established at the western entrance to the straight, their request was accepted by George Heath, chairman of the Queensland Marine Board, who dictated the location of Goods Island. A temporary light installed on the signalman's quarters was replaced by the lighthouse, constructed in 1886, it was the third in a group of eight lighthouses in Queensland made of hardwood frame clad with corrugated iron, which includes, in order of establishment Little Sea Hill Light, Grassy Hill Light, Bay Rock Light, Old Caloundra Light, North Point Hummock Light, Gatcombe Head Light and Bulwer Island Light. The lighthouse was constructed by government workers, rather than a private contractor, it is believed to be unique in this sense among Queensland lighthouses.

The original apparatus was a fourth order dioptric with a reflecting glass mirror. In 1894 telegraphic communication with Thursday Island was established. Following the Federation of Australia, the station was transferred to the hands of the Commonwealth of Australia. During World War II the island was taken over by the Royal Australian Navy which constructed defensive batteries around the island. In 1973 the lighthouse was automated. In 1988 it was transferred to solar power; the lighthouse is about 18-foot high. It is conical in shape, made of hardwood frame clad with white painted corrugated iron, it is topped by a red zinc done. Access to the tower is through concrete steps and a small corrugated iron entryway with a convex corrugated iron roof. Part of the station is the front light, a 7 feet white hut on a rock platform below; the lighthouse is located 505 meters at 199° from this front light. In the premises are a timber storage shed a timber fibro-cement clad lighthouse keeper's cottage, now in ruins.

Both of them are white with green painted galvanized iron roofs. The light characteristic shown is a quick-flashing white light, visible 064°-238° and 290°-295° for 11 nautical miles; the front light shows white and red flashes a half seconds. The red flashes are visible 085°-180° for 7 nautical miles; the white flashes are visible at 180°-085° for 10 nautical miles. The front light is obscured by Goods Islands itself; the site and the light are operated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. The island is accessible only by boat, both the site and the tower are closed to the public. List of lighthouses in Australia "List of Lighthouses of Queensland". Lighthouses of Australia. Lighthouses of Australia Inc. Searle, Garry. "List of Lighthouses - Queensland". Lighthouses of Australia. SeaSide Lights

Souls for Sale

Souls for Sale is a 1923 American silent comedy-drama romance film written and produced by Rupert Hughes, based on the novel of the same name by Hughes. The film stars Eleanor Boardman in her first leading role, having won a contract with Goldwyn Pictures through their publicized "New Faces of 1921" contest just two years earlier; the film is notable for its insights into the early film industry. Among the significant cameos in the film are appearances by directors King Vidor, Fred Niblo, Marshall Neilan, Charlie Chaplin, Erich von Stroheim, as well as a number of actors and other filmmakers. Souls for Sale includes rare behind-the-scenes footage of Chaplin and von Stroheim directing the films A Woman of Paris and Greed, respectively. Souls for Sale was thought to have been lost until incomplete prints of the film were discovered; the film was restored and aired on Turner Classic Movies and was released on DVD in June 2009. Souls for Sale is one of many works from 1923 that entered the public domain in the United States in 2019.

Remember "Mem" Steddon marries Owen Scudder after a whirlwind courtship. However, on their wedding night, she has a change of heart; when the train taking them to Los Angeles stops for water, she impulsively and secretly gets off in the middle of the desert. Strangely, when Scudder realizes she is gone, he does not have the train stopped. Mem sets off in search of civilization. Dehydrated, she sees an unusual sight: an Arab on a camel, it turns out to be actor Tom Holby. When she recuperates, she is given a role as an extra. Both Holby and director Frank Claymore are attracted to her. However, when filming ends, she does not follow the troupe back to Hollywood, but rather gets a job at a desert inn. Meanwhile, Scudder is arrested at the train station, he turns out to be a cold-blooded murderer who marries women, insures them, kills them for the payoff. He persuades a gullible Abigail Tweedy to file off his handcuffs, she becomes his next victim, though for her, he only robs her of her savings. He targets Englishwoman Lady Jane.

To his profound embarrassment, she turns out to be the same sort of crook as he. When the inn closes for the season, Mem travels to Hollywood in search of work, her actress friend from the desert shoot, Leva Lemaire, persuades Claymore to give her a screen test for the only uncast role in his next production: a comic part. Though she fails miserably, Claymore decides to train her anyway, she proves to be talented and gets better and better parts. Just as Mem is rising to fame, Scudder sneaks into her bedroom. Holby and Claymore have become rivals for Mem's affections; when Scudder sees their warmly autographed photographs, he flies into a jealous rage. Mem, aware of her husband's past and fearful of a career-ending scandal, offers him money to leave her alone, but he wants her. Scudder leaves only. Claymore shows up, but when Scudder overhears the director propose marriage to his protegée, Scudder tries to shoot him. Claymore lets him go at Mem's urging; when star Robina Teele is injured by a falling light, Claymore decides to have Mem take her place.

Filming continues on an outdoor circus set, complete with a full-scale Big Top tent. In the climax, a lightning storm sets the huge tent on fire in the middle of filming. Scudder, who has sneaked into the audience of extras, takes advantage of the panic and confusion to try to kill an unsuspecting Claymore by driving a wind machine at him. Holby spots struggles with him; when Mem stumbles into the machine's path, Scudder loses his own life. He apologizes before dying, explaining that all his life there was something wrong with him, but he did at least one thing right. Afterward, Mem chooses Claymore over Holby. Cast notes: This was the first film where William Haines was credited as part of the cast. Numerous stars of the silent era have cameos in this film. Erich von Stroheim is shown filming a scene from Greed. Charlie Chaplin guides Boardman in a fake scene from A Woman of Paris, which he did direct; the making of two other films, The Eternal Three and The Famous Mrs. Fair, is presented. Other cameos include Hobart Bosworth, Barbara Bedford, Chester Conklin, William H. Crane, Kenneth C.

Beaton, Elliott Dexter, Raymond Griffith, Bessie Love, June Mathis, Marshall Neilan, ZaSu Pitts, John St. Polis, Kathlyn Williams, Claire Windsor. Writer/director Rupert Hughes was the brother of Howard Hughes Sr. and was responsible for introducing his nephew, Howard Hughes Jr. to the world of Hollywood movies. Carl Sandburg wrote in a contemporaneous review that it " forth an eloquent advocacy of the viewpoint of Hollywood and the heart of moviedom by anyone who believes in it." Roger Ebert called it "a prime example of the mid-range entertainment Hollywood was producing so skillfully at the time." He noted that Hughes "dapted it from his own novel... and judging by his title cards, he was well aware of how absurd his plot was." Souls for Sale was thought to be lost, until copies began surfacing in various film vaults and private collections in the 1980s and 1990s. In 2005, a partnership between MGM and Turner Classic Movies resulted in a restored print of the film. Marcus Sjöwall, winner of TCM's Young Film Composers Competition, composed a new score for the film.

The restored version

The Genesis of Slade

The Genesis of Slade is a compilation album by the British rock band Slade. It was first released in 1996 by The Music Corporation and was re-issued by Cherry Red in 2000. Compiled by John Haxby, The Genesis of Slade is the complete collection of 25 pre-Slade recordings ranging from 1964 to 1966, it features studio recordings by The Vendors, Steve Brett & the Mavericks, The'N Betweens and The'N Betweens. The first four tracks were recorded by The Vendors in June 1964, featuring Dave Hill on guitar and Don Powell on drums, they appeared on a pressed extended play. The seven tracks by Steve Brett & The Mavericks were recorded in 1965 and featured Noddy Holder on guitar and backing vocals. Six of the songs were featured across three singles, released by Columbia, while "Hurting Inside" was unreleased at the time. The'N Betweens recorded eight tracks in 1965, featuring Powell. Four were pressed onto a private acetate and the other four were released extended play by Barclay. The'N Betweens was made up of the four members that would form Slade.

All six songs were recorded in 1966. "Security" was released as a promotional single in America by Highland Records, while "You Better Run" was released as a UK single by Columbia. The compilation's last three tracks were recorded by the band with Kim Fowley, but were unreleased at the time. One omission from the pre-Slade recordings is the 1967 unreleased recording "Delighted to See You". Produced by Norman Smith, the song first surfaced on the 1994 various artists compilation Psychedelia at Abbey Road - 1965 to 1969; the compilation's Cherry Red re-issue accidentally omitted "Hurting Inside", although it was listed as a track on the album. Richie Unterberger of AllMusic said: "The idea behind this compilation is one that's useful to Slade fans trying to track down rarities recorded by groups in which the members played prior to Ambrose Slade's formation in the late'60s; this 24-track CD includes all of them. Still, the overused cliché "of historical interest only" applies here, although some of the'N Betweens tracks are decent.

The Vendors' EP is dominated by just-professional oldies covers. The Steve Brett & the Mavericks singles are pretty limp and corny mainstream pop/rockers influenced by Elvis Presley ballads and sub-Elvis British crooners like Adam Faith; the first lineup of the'N Betweens boasted a far tougher R&B-rock British Invasion sound, but most of the tunes here are far below the standards of the Yardbirds, the Pretty Things, the like. Best of all on the disc, though not great by any means, are the two 1966 singles by the'N Betweens' second lineup, which are fair but not imaginative period British soul-blues-rock."In 2000, Record Collector said: "Like most acts who hit it big in the early 70s, the members of Slade had flailed around in the soft white underbelly of the mid-60s British music scene before discovering their own voice. This reissued collection assembles 25 tracks cut by three pre-Slade acts to provide what is, undoubtedly, an essential document for Slade obsessives. It's far from essential for the rest of us."

The VendorsJohn Howells - vocals Mick Marson - rhythm guitar Dave Hill - lead guitar Billy Diffey - bass Don Powell - drumsSteve Brett & the MavericksSteve Brett - vocals, guitar Phil Burnell - rhythm guitar Noddy Holder - guitar, backing vocals Terry Taylor - saxophone Pete Bickley - bass Gerry Kibble - drumsThe'N Betweens John Howells - vocals Mick Marson - rhythm guitar Dave Hill - lead guitar Dave'Cass' Jones - bass Don Powell - drumsThe'N Betweens Noddy Holder - vocals, guitar Dave Hill - lead guitar Jim Lea - bass Don Powell - drumsThe Genesis of SladeJohn Haxby - compiled by, sleeve John Howells - liner notes David Johnston, Max Howarth - remastering

Sebaceous adenitis

Sebaceous adenitis in an uncommon skin disease found in some breeds of dog, more in cats and horses. Characterised by an inflammatory response against the dog's sebaceous glands, which can lead to the destruction of the gland, it was first described in veterinary literature in the 1980s. There are two expressions of this condition, one for long or double coated breeds and one for short coated breeds, both with differing presentations. For long- or double-coated breeds such as Poodles and Samoyeds, the condition presents itself with silvery dandruff which adheres to the coat, hair loss, a dull and brittle coat, on skin lesions along the back and ears as well as thickened skin and a musty or rancid odour. For short-coated breeds such as Vizslas, the condition causes facial swellings, nodular skin lesions, fine dandruff which does not adhere to the coat, a general "moth-eaten" appearance to the coat; the signs of sebaceous adenitis are caused by an inflammatory disease process which affects the sebaceous glands of the skin.

The cause of the inflammatory disease is unknown. Different breeds of dogs may have different underlying causes of the disease. Research is underway to find if there is a genetic predisposition for sebaceous adenitis. In Standard Poodles, sebaceous adenitis is most an autosomal recessive inherited disease, with variable expression. In general, sebaceous adenitis is underdiagnosed in dogs. Diagnosis confirmation requires multiple punch biopsies analysed by a dermopathologist who will comment on the condition of the sebaceous glands, revealing granulomatous or pyogranulomatous inflammation surrounding the sebaceous glands or complete destruction of sebaceous glands. Other conditions with similar presentations include: bacterial folliculitis and demodicosis, endocrinopathy, pemphigus foliaceus, zinc responsive dermatosis, vitamin A-responsive dermatosis and nutritional deficiencies; as well as, superficial pyoderma, primary idiopathic seborrhea and other endocrine diseases. There is no cure for this condition.

Treatment is lifelong and takes the form of bathing and soaking in mineral oils and washing with antibiotic shampoos to try to alleviate symptoms and slow the condition's progression. Antiseptic and antibiotic shampoos are used to manage further secondary bacterial infection. For some breeds, cyclosporine or corticosteroids and immunosuppressant drugs may be effective, it is postulated, through some studies, that large doses of vitamin A given orally may result in some improvement, it has been suggested that the more aggressively one applies the topical methods of treatment, the less aggressively one needs to employ the immunosuppressant therapy. The suggestion is that this phenomenon may be due to a cyclic feedback whereby secondary infection, when not aggressively treated with topical therapy and contributes to further sebaceous gland inflammation; this forms a major and critical part in the disease treatment and the shampoo treatment can need to be applied as as 3 to 4 times per week. An antiseborrheic shampoo removes the scale blocking the follicles.

The mineral oil soak, whereby the oil remains on the affected animal for at least 2 hours, is needed to replace epidermal lipids as well as to restore normal epidermal barrier function. The oil is removed through the process of many baths; this oil treatment needs to be repeated at least once a week for 4 to 7 weeks until new hair growth is observed. Once new hair growth is observed, topical treatment can be decreased to every 2 to 4 weeks. Immunosuppressant and anti-inflammatory therapy serves to stop on-going destruction of the sebaceous glands. Like other inflammatory diseases, most animals receive an initial course to stop the inflammation and treatment is tapered off to the lowest dose that keeps the disease in remission. Oral cyclosporine may be used. Corticosteroids are used. Used dietary supplements include: Omega-6 fatty acids Omega-3 fatty acids Vitamin A. While the condition has been seen in over 60 breeds of dog, certain breeds have been found to be more susceptible than others to sebaceous adenitis: American Akita and Akita Inu Standard Poodle Vizsla English Springer Spaniel Chow Chow Samoyed Weimaraner HavaneseBreeds mentioned in scientific literature as having some susceptibility include: German Shepherd Dachshund Old English Sheepdog Lhasa Apso Boxer Collie Toy Poodle Mixed-breedsSebaceous adenitis has no sex-predisposition.

Sebaceous adenitis occurs in cats and horses. Sebaceous refers to the gland, affected by the disease. Adenitis is a general term referring to the inflammation of a gland. Reichler, Iris M.. "Sebaceous adenitis in the Akita: clinical observations and heredity". Veterinary Dermatology. 12: 243–53. Doi:10.1046/j.0959-4493.2001.00251.x. PMID 11906649