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Mathieu Matégot

Mathieu Matégot was a Hungarian / French designer and material artist. He was one of the most renowned French designers of the 1950s. Matégot was born on 4 April 1910 at Tápió-Sully, a village about 20 kilometres from Budapest in Hungary, he studied at the school of fine arts and architecture in Budapest between 1925 and 1929. He created sets for the National Theater, he traveled in Italy and the United States before settling in France in 1931. There he took jobs that included making sets for the Folies Bergère, window dressing at the Galeries Lafayette, designing women's dresses and, in the late 1930s, creating tapestries. In 1933 he started to create his first examples of rattan furniture mounted on metal frames. Matégot volunteered for the French army at the start of World War II and was taken prisoner, being freed in 1944; as a prisoner, he worked in a plant manufacturing mechanical accessories, where he learned the techniques and potential of sheet metal. After being released he became naturalized as a French citizen.

Following the war, Matégot established a workshop for making handcrafted furniture using a variety of materials such as metal, glass and perforated sheet metal. The workshop made chairs, sideboards and other objects that he had designed. At first based in Paris, the workshop moved to Casablanca. All the furniture and other objects had clever and amusing designs. Distributed to decoration shops in editions of 200, his work was successful. Matégot designed the three-legged "Nagasaki" chair in 1954 and the "Copacabana" armchair, both made of steel tube and perforated sheet metal, characteristic materials whose use Matégot pioneered; the Nagasaki chair is now held in the design collection at Paris. The Copacabana armchair is in the design collection at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Matégot furnished or decorated buildings such as the Hotel de France in Conakry, the Drugstrore Publicis in Paris and the Maison de l'ORTF in Paris. Matégot continued to work on tapestry while engaged in other design activities, a 1962 book La Demeure et les Éditions des deux mondes présentent les tapisseries de Mathieu Matégot documented some of his more important works to that date.

In early 1960s, Matégot left furniture design to devote himself full-time to tapestry work, becoming one of leaders of the modern movement in French tapestry. His tapestries today hang in many major buildings. For example, three of his works are in the National Library of Australia; when the building was opened, the "three remarkable tapestries glowing like jewels in the marble-clad foyer". He was a friend of Jean Lurçat, his work used a restrained range of colors in rigorously abstract designs. Mathieu Matégot died at Angers, France in February 2001. Philippe Jousse, Caroline Mondineu. Mathieu Matégot. Jousse entreprise éd. ISBN 2-9518449-1-3. André Parinaud, Mathieu Matégot. Mathieu Matégot: tapisseries, mobilier, Angers, 5 juillet 1990-6 janvier 1991, Musée Jean Lurçat. ASDA. ISBN 2-901287-24-7. Mathieu Matégot. La Demeure et les Éditions des deux mondes présentent les tapisseries de Mathieu Matégot. La Demeure. "Mathieu Mategot". Architonic. Retrieved 2011-03-22

Mitiamo, Victoria

Mitiamo is a town in northern Victoria, Australia. It is in the Shire of Loddon, 222 kilometres north of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2016 census, Mitiamo had a population of 117. Mitiamo Post Office opened on 13 April 1875. Mitiamo station opened in 1883 with the arrival of the Yungera line; the town has an Australian Rules football and Netball Club competing in the Loddon Valley Football Netball League. Golfers play at the course of the Mitiamo Golf Club on Mitiamo Forest Road. Terrick Terrick National Park is 4 kilometres north of the town. Media related to Mitiamo, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons

List of number-one singles of 1998 (Canada)

RPM was a Canadian magazine that published the best-performing singles of Canada from 1964 to 2000. In 1998, fifteen songs peaked at number one on the magazine's chart. Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping" was the first chart-topper of the year while Canadian musician Alanis Morissette stayed at number one into 1999 with "Thank U". Seven musical acts attained their first Canadian number one this year: Matchbox Twenty, Natalie Imbruglia, Goo Goo Dolls, Brandy and Jennifer Paige. Two artists reached number one with more than one single: Bryan Adams and Goo Goo Dolls; the most successful song of the year, as well as the longest-running number-one hit, was "Torn" by Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia, which spent 12 nonconsecutive weeks at number one during spring and early summer, interrupted on the week of 15 June by Fastball's "The Way". Two other songs interrupted a single's reign at number one: "3 AM" by Matchbox Twenty kept Bryan Adams' "Back to You" off number one for two weeks, "Iris" by Goo Goo Dolls lost the number-one position on the issue of 17 August to Brandy and Monica's "The Boy Is Mine".

Three Canadian artists reached number one during 1998: Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Alanis Morissette. Dion topped the chart for six weeks with "My Heart Will Go On". Besides "Torn" and "My Heart Will Go On", five songs stayed at the summit for at least three weeks: "Back to You" by Bryan Adams, "Iris" by Goo Goo Dolls, "Crush" by Jennifer Paige, "Sweetest Thing" by U2, "Thank U" by Alanis Morissette. Goo Goo Dolls' "Slide" became only the third single to debut at number one on the RPM Singles Chart, not counting the magazine's first issue. 1998 in music Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1998 List of number-one singles in 1998 Read about RPM Magazine at the AV Trust Search RPM charts here at Library and Archives Canada

2002 in WEC

The year 2002 is the 2nd year in the history of World Extreme Cagefighting, a mixed martial arts promotion based in the United States. In 2002 WEC held 3 events beginning with, WEC 3: Nothing. WEC 3: All or Nothing was an event held on June 7, 2002 at the Tachi Palace in Lemoore, United States. WEC 4: Rumble Under the Sun was an event held on August 31, 2002 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. WEC 5: Halloween Havoc was an event held on October 18, 2002 at the Tachi Palace in Lemoore, United States. World Extreme Cagefighting List of World Extreme Cagefighting champions List of WEC events

Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014

The Kolkata Knight Riders is a franchise cricket team based in Kolkata, which plays in the Indian Premier League. They were one of the eight teams, they were captained by Gautam Gambhir. Kolkata Knight Riders finished winners in the IPL and qualified for the Champions League T20. Knight Riders retained only their captain Gambhir and spinner Sunil Narine as they went into the 2014 IPL auctions, they bought back Jacques Kallis, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Manvinder Bisla and Ryan Ten Doeschate. New additions to the side were Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Chris Lynn along with some other uncapped and foreign players. KKR had a good start to the seventh edition in UAE, defeating defending champions Mumbai Indians in the inaugural match. However, their performance dipped and they won only 1 out of their next 4 games played there, including a super over tie against Rajasthan Royals, which they lost on a boundary count, their poor form continued as they lost two more matches after they were back in India, making it five losses in seven games.

The team changed their batting order, promoting Robin Uthappa as an opener which worked well as he became the highest run scorer in the tournament with 660 runs. He scored 40+ runs in 10 consecutive matches. Sunil Narine continued his great run. Knight Riders recovered from the losing streak. In their last group game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Yusuf Pathan blitzed his way to a half century off just 15 balls, a record in the IPL. After the group stage, they were tied at 18 points with Chennai Super Kings but beat them to the second place in points table by a better net run rate, they played the first Qualifier at their home ground Eden Gardens against Kings XI Punjab which they won by 28 runs and entered the final for the second time in their history. In the final at Bengaluru, they met Kings XI Punjab again and defeated them by 3 wickets in a thrilling match chasing a mammoth 200, with local boy Manish Pandey delivering his best knock of the season with a brilliant 94 in 50 balls, to win their second title in 3 years.

The victory was celebrated grandly in a similar fashion to their 2012 Indian Premier League title win. Kolkata Knight Riders finished winners in the league stage of IPL 2014. Top 4 teams qualified for the playoffs advanced to the Qualifier advanced to the Eliminator


To quiesce is to pause or alter a device or application to achieve a consistent state in preparation for a backup or other maintenance. In software applications that modify information stored on disk, this involves flushing any outstanding writes. With telecom applications, this involves allowing existing callers to finish their call but preventing new calls from initiating; the best known support for this was incorporated into Microsoft Shadow Copies, introduced in Microsoft Windows Server 2003. For an application to be quiesced during the shadow copy process, it must register itself as a writer and it is responsible for putting itself into a quiescent mode upon notification. Various database and application vendors implement schemes to provide support for this feature including: Symantec's Livestate – now includes a quiesce process, as does VMware's VI3 snapshot and VCB features. Symantec supports Exchange and SQL. VMware support – IO system IBM DB2 LUW supports a Quiesce command, used to indicate a state for which all users have been locked out of a database or an instance so that administrative tasks can be performed.

IBM DB2 for z/OS, OS/390 and IBM i Operating System has a utility command called QUIESCE, used in order to make it write all data belonging to a certain database from the buffers, helping utility programs get DRAIN access on the datasets quickly. IBM DB2 for z/OS and OS/390 supports a command SET LOG SUSPEND that technically speaking, stops it from writing to the log, in fact freezing any database activity; this mode is used sometimes for snapshot type backup schemes, thus only lasting for less than a second, ensuring backed up data is in a consistent state. This command is reversed with a SET LOG RESUME command. A graceful shutdown of WebSphere MQ is called quiescing. ORACLE supports a Quiesce command since version 9i which allows existing users to continue to use resources but disallows new resources being made available. SYBASE ASE 12.0 and above support a QUIESCE DATABASE command that prevents any process from running commands that write to the transaction log. The primary purpose is to stop all update activity so the database files can be copied or backed up using OS level utilities.

While the database is quiesced, it is still available to users for read-only queries. Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007/2010 support a QUIESCE or QUIESCE FROM TEMPLATE option within the Central Administration operations window. This allows an administrator to stop the server farm from accepting new user connections and brings any long-running applications offline without causing data loss. JADE Object Oriented Database system can perform a quiesced backup with the parameter'quiesced=true'; the database is placed in a quiescent state by allowing current active transactions to complete and flushing modified buffers from cache to the stable database. During a quiesced backup, updating transactions are not permitted and attempts to execute database transactions raise a database exception. Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server supports quiesce functionality by using the TFS Service Control command-line utility. More information exists about this command-line utility in the MSDN Library.

A Microsoft Knowledge Base article describes it by indicating that it disables access to Team Foundation Server services for the duration of servicing operations. The dictionary definition of quiesce at Wiktionary