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Margot Fonteyn

Margaret Evelyn de Arias DBE, born Margaret Evelyn Hookham, known by the stage name Margot Fonteyn, was an English ballerina. She spent her entire career as a dancer with the Royal Ballet being appointed prima ballerina assoluta of the company by Queen Elizabeth II. Beginning ballet lessons at the age of four, she studied in England and China, where her father was transferred for his work, her training in Shanghai was with George Goncharov, contributing to her continuing interest in Russian ballet. Returning to London at the age of 14, she was invited to join the Vic-Wells Ballet School by Ninette de Valois, she succeeded Alicia Markova as prima ballerina of the company in 1935. The Vic-Wells choreographer, Sir Frederick Ashton, wrote numerous parts for Fonteyn and her partner, Robert Helpmann, with whom she danced from the 1930s to the 1940s. In 1946, the company, now renamed the Sadler's Wells Ballet, moved into the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden where Fonteyn's most frequent partner throughout the next decade was Michael Somes.

Her performance in Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty became a distinguishing role for both Fonteyn and the company, but she was well known for the ballets created by Ashton, including Symphonic Variations, Cinderella and Chloe, Ondine and Sylvia. In 1949, she became an international celebrity. Before and after the Second World War, Fonteyn performed in televised broadcasts of ballet performances in Britain and in the early 1950s appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show increasing the popularity of dance in the United States. In 1955, she married the Panamanian politician Roberto Arias and appeared in a live colour production of The Sleeping Beauty aired on NBC. Three years she and Somes danced for the BBC television adaptation of The Nutcracker. Thanks to her international acclaim and many guest artist requests, the Royal Ballet allowed Fonteyn to become a freelance dancer in 1959. In 1961, when Fonteyn was considering retirement, Rudolf Nureyev defected from the Kirov Ballet while dancing in Paris.

Fonteyn, though reluctant to partner with him because of their 19-year age difference, danced with him in his début with the Royal Ballet in Giselle on 21 February 1962. The duo became an international sensation, each dancer pushing the other to their best performances, they were most noted for their classical performances in works such as Le Corsaire Pas de Deux, Les Sylphides, La Bayadère, Swan Lake, Raymonda, in which Nureyev sometimes adapted choreographies to showcase their talents. The pair premièred Ashton's Marguerite and Armand, choreographed for them and were noted for their performance in the title roles of Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet; the following year, Fonteyn's husband was shot during an assassination attempt and became a quadriplegic, requiring constant care for the remainder of his life. In 1972, Fonteyn went into semi-retirement, although she continued to dance periodically until the end of the decade. In 1979, she was fêted by the Royal Ballet and pronounced the prima ballerina assoluta of the company.

She retired to Panama, where she spent her time writing books, raising cattle, caring for her husband. She died from ovarian cancer 29 years after her premiere with Nureyev in Giselle. Margaret Evelyn Hookham was born on 18 May 1919 in Surrey, to Hilda and Felix John Hookham, her father was a British mechanical engineer. Her mother was the illegitimate daughter of an Irish woman, Evelyn Acheson, the Brazilian industrialist Antonio Gonçalves Fontes. Hookham had her older brother Felix; the family moved to Ealing, where her mother sent her four-year-old daughter with her brother to ballet classes with Grace Bosustow. Her mother accompanied Hookham to her earliest lessons, learning the basic positions alongside her daughter in order to improve her understanding of what a ballet student needed to develop. Over the years, Hilda provided constant support and critique to her daughter. While some children might have balked at such overbearing attention from a parent, Hookham accepted her mother's help with "affectionate and unembarrassed naturalness".

In July 1924, at the age of five, Hookham danced in a charity concert and received her first newspaper review: the Middlesex Country Times noted that the young dancer had performed "a remarkably fine solo", "vigorously encored" by the audience. During her early years, Hookham showed signs of the pressure she felt to succeed in her dancing pushing herself physically to avoid becoming a disappointment to others. Whenever a dance exam approached, she became ill with a high fever for several days, recovering just in time to take the test. Hookham's father began preparing to move his family abroad for work, it was decided, after consultation, that they would take their daughter with them but leave their son Felix at an English boarding school. For Hookham, this new separation from her sibling was a painful experience, her father was transferred first to Louisville, where Hookham attended school but did not take ballet lessons, as her mother was skeptical about the quality of the local dance school.

When Peggy – as she was called in her childhood – was nine and her parents moved to China. For about a year, the family lived in Tianjin; this was followed by a brief stint in Hong Kong before they moved to Shanghai in 1931, where Hookham studied ballet with the Russian é

Kentucky Route 91

Kentucky Route 91 is a 49.783-mile-long state highway that traverses three counties in western Kentucky. It begins in Hopkinsville and ends at the Ohio River, the Kentucky-Illinois state line in northern Crittenden County, it begins at a junction with US Route 68 and Kentucky Route 80 in Hopkinsville, the Christian County seat. It crosses the Hopkinsville By-Pass before leaving town, it goes on a northwesterly path, its junction with Kentucky Route 398 is KY 91's access point to Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. KY 91 enters Caldwell County, it would meet Kentucky Routes 139 and 293, along with US Route 62 in downtown Princeton, it traverses the Interstate 69 on the northwest outskirts of Princeton. KY 91 meets Kentucky Route 70 and US Route 641 at Fredonia, a community northwest of Princeton. KY 70, KY 91, US 641 would run concurrently from there into Crittenden County. KY 70 departs from US 641/KY 91 at a point north of the Crittenden-Caldwell County line, while KY 91 remains with US 641 until the U.

S. Route's northern terminus at the US Route 60 junction at Kentucky. For a few blocks, KY 91 runs concurrently with US 60, KY 91 goes further north to reach its northern terminus at the Cave-In-Rock Ferry on the Ohio River, which will mark the Kentucky-Illinois state line, it becomes Illinois State Highway 1 upon entry into Hardin County, Illinois

Heidi Guenther

Heidi Noelle Guenther was an American ballerina from 1981 to her death in 1997. Guenther died from cardiac arrest, believed to be caused by her eating disorder. Guenther was born in San Francisco, she was raised in Los Osos, trained at School of the American Ballet and Houston Ballet School during the summer. Guenther earned a full scholarship to the San Francisco Ballet School, she performed throughout high school and in 1994, performed in "Symphony in C" at the Kennedy Center. She was first told to lose weight by the San Francisco Ballet School. In 1994 and in 1995, Artistic director Anna-Marie Holmes encouraged Guenther to lose weight going to 110 pounds; the weight loss did not stop here. Gunther continued to drop weight at an alarmingly quick rate. Guenther was soon promoted to the Boston Ballet in 1994 as an apprentice dancer. A colleague, Kyra Strasberg, called Guenther, "a very talented dancer with a gorgeous light jump."Though Heidi was told by the Artistic Director to lose weight in order to be successful, Holmes was not the only person who placed this kind of pressure on Guenther.

George Balanchine, the father of American ballet, first created the idea that all ballerinas must be thin enough to see their bones through their skin. The dance world as a whole puts pressure on all dancers to be light. Holmes just added to the pressure, inscribed in the minds of many young dancers. Guenther was somebody, madly in love with dance and did whatever it took to reach her goals, her loss of weight was one of the things. Guenther broke her foot as an apprentice, she did not seek medical attention. Instead she rested her foot when she wasn't causing her to gain five pounds; the Boston Ballet did urge her to not lose any more weight in an evaluation given in January 1997. At the time, the company was worried. Though the company noticed her weight loss they did not follow up with her about it. Boston Ballet did not address the issue, an eating disorder, she was considered "dangerously thin" by the ballet's records. Holmes, told Guenther before she left for summer vacation starting in June 1995, that if she didn't lose the five pounds she gained, she would not gain a contract.

Guenther wrote a note to herself for that summer vacation, renewing her commitment to lose weight, "They always pick people for parts who are skinny." While the Boston Ballet did counsel her to gain weight, Guenther's mother noticed that the thinner her daughter was, the more dancing roles she was given. This added to the pressure placed on Heidi to lose weight. During a family trip to Disneyland, Guenther died on June 30, 1997 of cardiac arrest at the age of 22. There was not an event. Heidi was sitting in the back seat of a vehicle, her death was speculated to be caused by her immense amount of weight loss. Heidi at a height of 5-feet-4-inches dropped to 93 pounds; the average weight for someone of this height is 120 pounds. Heidi had reached the point of being at an unhealthy weight for her age. In a search, a stash of laxatives and herbal diet-aid pills were found in her possession. Along with the use of medication to lose weight, many of Heidi's friends stated that she had an unhealthy relationship with purging, as well as skipping meals.

An autopsy showed no abnormal substances in her blood. However, her heart wall was found to be abnormally thin. A week before her death, she told her family that her heart was "racing" and "pounding," but she would not seek medical attention, her family filed a wrongful death suit in 2000, against the Boston Ballet, for putting excessive pressure on Guenther to lose weight. Holmes was named as a defendant in the suit, filed just before the statute of limitations expired; the suit was rejected by the courts. Guenther's death "was a wake-up call for everyone," causing ballet companies to treat eating disorders as a "top priority." After her death, some American ballet companies said they would change their policies or offer extra information about eating disorders. Her death caused the Boston Ballet to begin nutrition counseling, onsite therapists, wellness seminars and help with weight control, her family is attempting to start a foundation to help young athletes and dancers in honor of Guenther

Devonport, New Zealand

Devonport is a harbourside suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. It is located on the North Shore, at the southern end of a peninsula that runs southeast from near Lake Pupuke in Takapuna, forming the northern side of the Waitematā Harbour. East of Devonport lies the northern promontory guarding the mouth of the harbour; the population of Devonport and the adjoining suburb of Cheltenham was 5,340 in the 2013 census, an increase of 3 since 2006. With the additional suburbs of Stanley Bay and Narrow Neck, the 2006 population was 11,142; the suburb hosts the Devonport Naval Base of the Royal New Zealand Navy, the main facility for the country's naval vessels, but is best known for its harbourside dining and drinking establishments and its heritage charm. Devonport has been compared to California due to its setting and scenery; the Devonport shops contain a variety of antique and book shops, a number of cafes and restaurants, making it a popular destination for tourists and Aucklanders. Day trips combining a meal in Devonport with a trip up Mt Victoria or an exploration of the military emplacements on nearby North Head are popular.

Of note is the Devonport Museum, located near Mt. Cambria. In April 2017 the museum was given a complete makeover by local volunteers and a TV production company; the navy base at Devonport features in the local character, with the North Shore City Council having signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Navy which recognises the developing partnership between them. The Torpedo Bay Navy Museum is located in Devonport. Around 40,000 years ago Devonport consisted of three islands of volcanic origin, Mount Victoria, North Head and between them Mount Cambria; the earliest evidence for settlement dates from the mid-14th century. The last remaining significant Māori settlement in the area, on North Head, was wiped out by rival tribes in the 1790s. Jules Dumont d'Urville, a French explorer, is thought to have gone ashore in the area in 1827 as the first European; the first permanent European inhabitant was a pilot and harbour master stationed on North Head in 1836. The suburb of Devonport itself was first settled by colonists in 1840 and is one of the oldest colonial settlements in Auckland, the first on the North Shore.

It was called Flagstaff because of the flagstaff raised on nearby Mount Victoria. For the first half century or so of its existence Devonport was geographically isolated from the rest of the North Shore, was sometimes called "the island" by the local inhabitants. Only a thin strip of land beside the beach at Narrow Neck connected Devonport to Belmont and the rest of the North Shore peninsula. In the late 19th century the mangrove swamp that stretched from Narrow Neck to Ngataringa Bay was filled in to form a racecourse, now a golf course. A new road was built along the western edge of the racecourse allowing more direct travel to the north. On the southern shore, to the west of the centre of Devonport, a nearby deep water anchorage suitable for Royal Navy vessels, the Devonport Naval Base was established. William Hobson the Governor of New Zealand, considered the sandspit-protected area a better choice for a naval installation than the shallower Tamaki waters on the southern side of the harbour.

While some facilities have expanded and shifted in location over time, the area is still the primary base for the Royal New Zealand Navy. The Calliope Dock at Stanley Bay, part of the base, was opened on 16 February 1888 and at the time was the largest dock in the Southern hemisphere; the suburb had one of the oldest New Zealand shipyards, now part of the Devonport Yacht Club area. The main centre of the suburb shifted west from Church Street and the original wharf at Torpedo Bay, to its current location around the ferry wharf; the settlement itself was renamed Devonport by 1859 after the English naval town of Devonport. Devonport achieved Borough status in 1886 and was incorporated into North Shore City in 1989. Devonport played a special role in the nuclear free movement. In 1981 the Devonport Borough Council voted to declare Devonport a nuclear-free zone, the first local council in New Zealand to do so. In July 2007, Devonport was given permission to be excluded from a list of local Auckland growth node centres.

The Auckland Regional Council accepted that while it was encouraging intensified growth around transport nodes such as Devonport, the character and historical nature of the Devonport Wharf area would make such a designation inappropriate in this case. In 2011 the Devonport community, led by parents and local publication the Devonport Flagstaff, launched a grassroots movement protesting the sale of the synthetic cannabis Kronic in local dairies; the battle was a success, Kronic was banned from the area. The first ferry services to Auckland city began in the 1840s; these were open sailing cutters operated by local seamen running passengers to the foot of Queen Street, Auckland's main road. In 1860 the first paddlesteamer ferries began operation; these were in turn replaced by double-ended, screw-driven ferries in 1904. Both passenger and vehicle ferries operated on the Devonport run until the opening of the Auckland Harbour Bridge in 1959. After the opening of the bridge, passenger ferry services to other North Shore destinations were cancelled, as were all vehicular ferries.

The Devonport passenger ferry was retained on a much reduced timetable. The majority of the ferries were scrapped, only a handful being retained until being replaced by more modern vessels; the last of the old-style double-ended

Beyond the Sea (Dark Moor album)

Beyond the Sea is the fifth full-length album by Spanish neo-classical metal band Dark Moor. Recorded in 2004, it was released in early 2005, it is the band's first record to feature new bassist Dani Fernández. The song "Beyond the Sea" was featured on a compilation in the memory of producer Big Simon. "Before the Duel" - 3:50 "Miracles" - 6:11 "Houdini's Great Escapade" - 4:59 "Through the Gates of the Silver Key" - 0:52 "The Silver Key" - 6:15 "Green Eyes" - 4:36 "Going On" - 4:41 "Beyond the Sea" - 3:57 "Julius Caesar" - 2:23 "Alea Jacta" - 5:01 "Vivaldi's Winter", - 7:40 "Innocence" - 4:06 Alfred Romero - vocals & choirs, acoustic guitars Enrik García - guitars, guttural voice Dani Fernández - bass Andy C. - drums, piano Dobrin Ionela - choirs Mamen Castaño - choirs Nacho Ruiz - choirs José Garrido - choirs Kiko Hagall - choirs Marcial Ortiz - choirs Juan Vidal - choirs Elena Canales - choirs Lucia Ribera - choirs Tina Alonso - choirs Yolanda Alonso - choirs "The Silver Key" is based on the "Dreamlands" of H. P. Lovecraft.

"Green Eyes" is based on the story of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer "Julius Caesar" and "Alea Jacta" are based on Julius Caesar, a Roman military and political leader. "Vivaldi's Winter" is a metal version of an Antonio Lucio Vivaldi's composition. This track includes a silence about 5 min 40 sec in between "Vivaldi's Winter" and "noname Piano Music"

Samuel Robert Graves

Samuel Robert Graves was an Irish-born businessman and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1865 to 1873. Graves was his wife Sarah Elly daughter of Samuel Elly of New Ross, he was educated at a private school at New Ross. He was a merchant and shipowner, a director of the London and North Western Railway. In 1861 he was mayor of Liverpool, he was a Member of the Royal Commission to inquire into the management of Lights and Beacons. He was commodore of the Royal Mersey Yacht Club and author of "National Dangers," and " A Cruise in the Baltic." At the 1865 general election Graves was elected Member of Parliament for Liverpool. He held the seat until his death in 1873. Graves died at the age of 54 and is buried in Toxteth Park Cemetery Graves married Elizabeth Haughton, daughter of Samuel Haughton of Burrin House, Carlow in 1848. List of statues and sculptures in Liverpool Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Samuel Graves