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Match Game

Match Game is an American television panel game show that premiered on NBC in 1962 and was revived several times over the course of the next three decades. The game featured contestants trying to come up with answers to fill-in-the-blank questions that are formed as humorous double entendres, the object being to match answers given by celebrity panelists; the Match Game in its original version ran on NBC's daytime lineup from 1962 until 1969. The show returned with a changed format in 1973 on CBS and became a major success, with an expanded panel, larger cash payouts, emphasis on humor; the CBS series, referred to on air as Match Game 73 to start and updated every new year, ran until 1979 on CBS, at which point it moved to first-run syndication and ran for three more seasons, ending in 1982. Concurrently with the weekday run, from 1975 to 1981, a once-a-week fringe time version, Match Game PM, was offered in syndication for airing just before prime time hours. Match Game returned to NBC in 1983 as part of a 60-minute hybrid series with Hollywood Squares saw a daytime run on ABC in 1990 and another for syndication in 1998.

It returned to ABC in a weekly prime time edition on June 26, 2016, running as an off-season replacement series. All of these revivals used the 1970s format with varying modifications. On November 20, 2019, the series was renewed for a fifth season which will debut in June 2020; the series was a production of Mark Goodson/Bill Todman Productions, along with its successor companies, has been franchised around the world, some under the name Blankety Blanks. In 2013, TV Guide ranked the 1973–79 CBS version of Match Game as No. 4 on its list of the 60 greatest game shows ever. It was twice nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show, in 1976 and 1977; the Match Game premiered on December 31, 1962. Gene Rayburn was Johnny Olson served as announcer; the show was taped in Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, NBC's largest New York studio, which since 1975 has housed Saturday Night Live, among other shows. A team scored 25 points if two teammates matched answers or 50 points if all three contestants matched.

The first team to score 100 points won $100 and played the audience match, which featured three survey questions. Each contestant who agreed with the most popular answer to a question earned the team $50, for a possible total of $450; the questions used in the game were pedestrian in nature: "Name a kind of muffin," "Write down one of the words to'Row, Row Your Boat' other than'Row,"Your,' or'Boat,'" or "John loves his _____." The humor in the original series came from the panelists' reactions to the other answers. In 1963, NBC cancelled the series with six weeks left to be recorded. Question writer Dick DeBartolo came up with a funnier set of questions, like "Mary likes to pour gravy all over John's _____," and submitted it to Mark Goodson. With the knowledge that the show couldn't be cancelled again, Goodson gave the go-ahead for the more risqué-sounding questions – a decision that caused a significant boost in ratings and an "un-cancellation" by NBC; the Match Game won its time slot from 1963 to 1966 and again from April 1967 to July 1968, with its ratings allowing it to finish third among all network daytime games for the 1963–64 and 1967–68 seasons.

NBC occasionally used special episodes of the series as a gap-filling program in prime time if one of its movies had an irregular time slot. Although the series still did well in the ratings, it was cancelled in 1969 along with other games in a major daytime programming overhaul, being replaced by Letters to Laugh-In which, although a spin-off of the popular prime time series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, ended in just three months, on December 26; the Match Game continued through September 26, 1969, on NBC for 1,760 episodes, airing at 4:00 p.m. Eastern, running 25 minutes due to a five-minute newscast slot. Since Olson split time between New York and Miami to announce The Jackie Gleason Show, one of the network's New York staff announcers filled in for Olson when he could not attend a broadcast. On February 27, 1967, the show added a "telephone match" game, in which a home viewer and a studio audience member attempted to match a simple fill-in-the-blank question, similar to the 1970s' "head-to-head match".

A successful match won a jackpot, which increased by $100 per day until won. Few episodes of the 1960s The Match Game survive. In the early 1970s, CBS vice president Fred Silverman began overhauling the network's programming as part of what has colloquially become known as the rural purge; as part of this overhaul, the network reintroduced game shows beginning in 1972. One of the first new offerings was The New Price Is Right, a radically overhauled version of the 1950s game show The Price Is Right; the success of The New Price Is Right prompted Silverman to commission more game shows. In the summer of 1973, Mark Goodson and Bill Todman took a similar approach in

Higashi-Shiogama Station

Higashi-Shiogama Station is a railway station on the Senseki Line in the city of Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Higashi-Shiogama Station is served by the Senseki Line, is located 17.2 kilometers from the terminus of the Senseki Line at Aoba-dōri Station. Higashi-Shiogama Station has one elevated side platform and one elevated island platform with the station building underneath. Higashi-Shiogama Station opened on April 1927 as a station on the Miyagi Electric Railway; the line was nationalized on May 1, 1944. On November 1, 1981 the station was relocated to its present location; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of Japanese National Railways on April 1, 1987. In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 2,458 passengers daily. Shiogama Port National Route 45 Uminomachi Fine Arts Museum List of railway stations in Japan Official website

Provo East Central Historic District

The Provo East Central Historic District is a 260-acre historic district in Provo, United States, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. The district It is bounded by 100 East, 500 North, 600 East, 500 South and includes examples of Bungalow/Craftsman, Prairie School, Late Victorian architecture among its 599 contributing buildings; the majority of its buildings were constructed between 1900 and 1925. The Charles E. Loose House is a contributing property in the district. National Register of Historic Places listings in Utah County, Utah Provo Downtown Historic District Media related to Provo East Central Historic District at Wikimedia Commons

Dramatens elevskola

Kungliga Dramatiska Teaterns Elevskola known as Dramatens elevskola, was the acting school of Sweden's national stage, The Royal Dramatic Theatre, for many years seen as the foremost theatre school and drama education for Swedish stage actors. It was established in 1787 by the theatre and art loving King Gustav III and was for many years under the protection of the Swedish royal family; the school was founded in 1787. Actors had been educated as personal students of individual actors at the theatre, but it was decided that a school was necessary for a more secure succession of the profession and to teach children in the profession from the start from examples made by the continent. In 1788, it was called The Children's Theatre, teaching children between the ages of 9-14; the school is noted to have performed a play for the royal court. One of the first students known was Lars Hjortsberg, who performed at this occasion and became one of the stars of Swedish theatre history; the school was re-organised in 1793 by Anne Marie Milan Desguillons and her spouse, two actors from the French Theatre in Bollhuset in Stockholm.

The students was used in small parts by the royal theatre and in student performances. The instructors were actors from the royal theatre; the quality of the drama school was considered to be one of Europe's greatest and up until 1964 it still featured traditional fencing, ballet-training, recital- and voice-training and teachings of skilled masking techniques - everything much the same since the 18th Century. The education was one year long, but in the end of the 1910s became two years and in 1930s extended to three years. In the 1960s, Sweden - as many other countries - was influenced by new theatre traditions; the International Theatre Institute arranged several symposia in Europe, which both students and teachers attended and the debate grew. This was the 1960s and in the early days of the great emerging liberation movement through the world and soon with student revolts all over Europe; the opinion in Sweden was strong to make the acting school a national, non-traditional, independent theatre school governed by the state.

The old education and teaching methods were questioned, it was soon decided by the Swedish government that the school was to be separated from the Royal Dramatic Theatre and become independent. It was the then-managing director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Ingmar Bergman, who in 1964 initiated the final decision of separation. However, he came to regret this decision, bitterly calling it "the most stupid thing I've done in my entire life" as he felt that the long inherited theatre tradition was lost within the Dramaten building. For better or worse can always be debated. Looking back, many in Sweden now believe that the 1964 separation affected negatively on the quality of theatre training and acting education in the country; the last class of Dramatens elevskola was the class of 1967. Famous students at Dramatens elevskola include: Signe Hasso, Greta Garbo, Gunnar Björnstrand, Ingrid Bergman, Max von Sydow, Stellan Skarsgård, Jan Malmsjö, Nils Asther, Gunn Wållgren, Inga Tidblad, Börje Ahlstedt, Bibi Andersson, Eva Dahlbeck, Ingrid Thulin, Stig Järrel, Gerda Lundequist and Lars Hanson, a.o.

Hanna Brooman Charlotta Eriksson Julie Alix de la Fay Johann Christian Friedrich Hæffner Signe Hebbe Carolina Kuhlman Bertha Tammelin Hilda Borgström Gabriel Alw Renée Björling Gerda Lundequist Hjördis Petterson Ingrid Luterkort Lisa Steier 1790–1793 Francois Marie Moussé Félix 1793–1800 Joseph Sauze Desguillons 1793–1800 Anne Marie Milan Desguillons 1804–1812 Sofia Lovisa Gråå 1812–1815 Caroline Halle-Müller 1819–1823 Maria Franck 1828–1831 Gustav Åbergsson 1831–1834 Karolina Bock 1834–1840 Nils Almlöf 1840–1841 V. Svensson 1841–1856 Karolina Bock 1856–1857 V. Svensson 1857–1868 J. Jolin 1868–1874 Frans T. Hedberg 1874–1877 Knut Almlöf 1874–1877 Betty Almlöf 1877–1886 A. Willman 1877–1886 Hedvig Willman 1889–1890 E. Hillberg 1892–1898 N. Personne 1898–1904 A. Örtengren 1948–1953 Olle Hilding Bollhuset For further information on national Swedish drama education and see: National Academy of Mime and Acting. Om igen, herr Molander! by Ingrid Luterkort, Stockholmia Förlag, Borås, Sweden, 1998.

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Government of Experts

The "Cabinet of Experts" is an expression connected to the Italian Parliament. This term describes the Government consisting of a non political body supported by the political forces and functioning in the situations of emergency, when the party system does not have success in embodying a functional cabinet; when this happened, in the history of the republic, there was a need to form a Government consisting of people with Expert skills, with no connection to those political forces and the goal to handle the emergency situation by overcoming the idleness of the political parties in the Parliament. The term "expert" is associated with the political conception of a State governance known as Technocracy; this is "the government of experts", an attempt with a more scientific and rigorous intention to resolve the problems of one country, as opposed to the ideology. This expression is similar to the caretaker government, "institutional government", "grand coalition", "presidential government", "bridging government", "objective government", "government of running affairs", "truce government" and "transitional government", with which it shares several similar characteristics, but it doesn't have to be their synonym.

The government of experts is a «transitional government, established for handling the running affairs, while waiting for the clarification of the political situation». This «government is lacking a solid political base and is destined to last a limited amount of time, with the goal of performing administrative tasks, while waiting for the resolution of the running political crisis». Similar on a semantic level, but or only different, is the government of technicians, in which people independent from political parties assume governing roles; these people have the specialist academic skills. The Italian form of Government is a parliamentary government of a weak rationalisation; this means that the Constitution of Italy makes a little concrete progress, when settling the stability of the trust relationship between the parliament and the government. Furthermore, it can not guarantee to the government the power of a political leadership. Italian constitutional regulations, related to the confidential relationship, foresee two possibilities: the Motion of no confidence and the Motion of Confidence.

The first was applied only once in the Italian parliament history, while the latter had more significance in the Italian history. It foresees that each government should, within ten days from the moment of the line-up, present itself to the chambers to obtain the approval of their own political course; the majority won by the "motion of confidence" is the "political" majority. The other type of majority is the "arithmetic" majority, foreseen by the Constitution for approving the particular resolutions. During the phases of peculiar political turmoil, it may happen that the political parties decide not to ally by affirming one with confidence transitional government, whose members can reconcile when the time is right about the possible new elections, form the majority able to follow one clear political course; these "temporary" governments, the presence of the "expert" ministers, or the non-politically active experts and executives therefore no deputies, utterly renders the peculiar character of the political neutrality.

In such a manner, the fact that the members of the "expert" cabinet do not appertain to the Parliament, is just a consequence of them not taking part in the every day political life. It is not a discriminating factor that qualifies one government as the "cabinet of experts", since the Constitution does not foresee electing the President of the Council of Ministers and the other ministers from the members of the Parliament. We talk about a "government of experts" in relation to Dini Cabinet, serving the 1995-1996 term and about the Monti Cabinet, serving from November 16, 2011, it is declared as expert or "made of experts" like the Ciampi Cabinet, the first cabinet chaired by a non-parliamentary. Roberto Bin. Public Law. Torino: Giappichelli. ISBN 88-348-5674-0. Fabrizio, Politi. "Government of Experts". Trecciani Governo tecnico Libro dell'anno 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2014. Caretaker government Ciampi Cabinet Dini Cabinet Expert State Government of National Unity Government shutdown in the United States Grand coalition Monti Cabinet Technocracy Definizione di "governo ponte" on treccani.it

Vladimirskaya Church

Our Lady of Vladimir Church is a Russian Orthodox church, dedicated to Our Lady of Vladimir and located at 20 Vladimirsky Prospect, St. Petersburg, Russia; the avenue takes its name from the church. The current five-domed church was built next to Vladimirsky Market between 1761 and 1769; the church's design ascribed to Pietro Antonio Trezzini, straddles the line between Baroque and Neoclassicism. The building has two stories, with the lower church dedicated to Saint John Damascene; the detached belfry is a fine work of mature Neoclassicism, built to Quarenghi's design in 1791. The portico, chapel and outbuildings were added in the 19th century; the interior of the church features an elaborate Baroque iconostasis, transferred from the Anichkov Palace chapel in 1808. When the 900th anniversary of the Christianisation of Russia was celebrated in 1888, the church underwent restoration; the most famous of its parishioners was Fyodor Dostoevsky. The church was closed in 1932, restored to the Russian Orthodox Church in 1989 and named a cathedral in 2000.

It gives its name to the Vladimirsky Vladimirskaya Square. The church is accessible by the station Vladimirskaya of Line 1 of the Saint Petersburg Metro and the station Dostoyevskaya of Line 4. Viroslavsky N. M. Описание церкви во имя Божией Матери Владимирской иконы. SPb, 1876. Media related to Vladimirskaya Church at Wikimedia Commons Website of the Cathedral Church of the Theotokos of Vladimir