Mount Smart Stadium is located in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the home ground of the New Zealand Warriors. Built within the quarried remnants of the Rarotonga / Mount Smart volcanic cone, it is located 10 kilometres south of the city centre, in the suburb of Penrose; the Mount Smart Domain Board was established in 1943 with the purpose of transforming the former quarry site into a public reserve. In 1953, a plan was approved for a sports stadium, opened in 1967. In 1978, it hosted 3 matches of the World Series Cricket tour of New Zealand; the stadium hosted track and field events including the successful Pan Am series during the early 1980s. During the 1988 Great Britain Lions tour the Auckland rugby league team defeated the tourists 30-14 at Mt Smart before a crowd of 8,000. Mount Smart hosted its first rugby league international on 23 July 1989 when New Zealand and Australia played the third test of the Kangaroos 1989 New Zealand Tour. In front of 15,000 fans, Australia defeated the Kiwis 22-14 to wrap up the series 3-0.
The stadium was chosen as the Main Athletics Stadium as well as the opening and closing ceremonies venue of the 1990 Commonwealth Games. It was where the New Zealand national football team played all their home qualifying games for the 1982 FIFA World Cup; this was the first occasion that New Zealand had qualified for a FIFA World Cup and the event captured the imagination of the nation with large crowds packing the stadium. Adele holds the attendance record of the stadium, with 45,000 fans, who saw her play at Adele Live 2017. Ericsson Stadium was the host of the Super League's 1997 World Club Championship Final between Australian teams the Brisbane Broncos and Hunter Mariners. In front of 12,000 fans, the Broncos defeated the Mariners 36-12. Ericsson Stadium hosted three quarters of the 1999 Rugby League Tri-nations' games, including the final, which New Zealand lost 20–22; the stadium is now owned by the Auckland Council, following the merger of Auckland's regional authorities and managed by Auckland Stadiums.
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the back of the grandstand roof at Mount Smart was used for Bungee jumping. Following the first rugby league test at the stadium in 1989, Australian captain Wally Lewis and teammate Peter Jackson both'took the plunge'; as of 12 July 2006, the stadium reverted to Mt Smart Stadium. In a press release, the Auckland Regional Council, owners of the stadium, stated they had considered other offers, but felt they did not suit. Auckland Regional Council did not pursue a replacement sponsor. On 14 July 2017 the Stadium was temporarily renamed Manu Vatuvei Stadium for the Warriors vs Panthers game where the Warriors bid farewell to club legend Manu Vatuvei, it serves as the home ground for the New Zealand Warriors in the Australian National Rugby League and NRL Women's Premiership. It is the former home of the Football Kingz of the Australian National Soccer League; the Athletics Ground hosts athletics meets, right down to Primary School Level. It holds local rugby league matches and serves as the home ground for the Auckland franchise in the Bartercard Premiership.
A list of rugby league test and World Cup matches played at Mount Smart Stadium. The capacity of the stadium for concerts is 47,000 people; this can be expanded to 60,000 when south stands are installed. A list of concerts held at the stadium are included in the table below: Mount Smart Stadium was the Auckland venue of the Big Day Out music festival until 2012. In 2014, Western Springs Stadium served as the venue for the festival in Auckland. Among the concerts hosted, Rainbow Warrior Benefit Concert featuring multiple artists including Neil Young on acoustic guitar and Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Topp Twins, Dave Dobbyn and a Split Enz reunion within Mt Smart Stadium. An album of Maori artists who came to support the aims of the Mt. Smart Stadium project was released in 1981, it was called The Mauri Hikitia. It reached no 4 on the New Zealand charts, it featured Rhonda, Ken Kincaid, Deane Waretini, the Lightwood family. Mount Smart Stadium Official Site Mount Smart Stadium at Austadiums
Revelation Online is a free-to-play massive multiplayer online role-playing game developed by NetEase, under the title "Revelation" in China and Revelation Online in the rest of the world. It is published by My.com in Europe and North America, received an open release worldwide on March 6, 2017. The game features classic MMORPG gameplay and is set in a world inspired by the books of the Chinese fantasy author Jiang Nan. Revelation Online receives regular update content updates, with the latest and Earth, due for release in 2019. Revelation Online is set in the fantasy world of Nuanor, with its world and concepts being influenced by Chinese mythology and folklore, based on stories written by the popular Chinese fantasy author Jiang Nan. Revelation Online is set in an open world, features over 100 hours of story content and dungeons. Players can use the power of flight to explore and travel, with aerial combat available once players reach a certain level. Several classes are available, including the Assassin, Spiritshaper and Swordmage.
Players can participate in PvP battles, guild battles, team up to complete quests or enter into relationships. The content update Heaven and Earth, due for release in 2019, will add new story content, the ability to marry other players, Battle Companions, a challenging temple featuring twelve bosses based on the Chinese Zodiac signs. Revelation Online was developed by the China-based developer NetEase, who partnered with Blizzard Entertainment on Chinese versions of games such as World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Warcraft III, StarCraft II. Development started in 2005, Revelation Online was released for its open beta stage in China in June 2015. On June 6, 2016, My.com announced it would publish the game in North America. Mail. Ru, the parent company of My.com, was confirmed as Revelation Online's publisher in Russia. The game was released in a closed beta state in 2016. With the worldwide open release following on March 6, 2017. Revelation Online is free-to-play but allows players to pay for certain in-game content, including cosmetics.
MMORPG.com said that the Revelation Online beta had "the makings of a great game" and praised the noticeable improvements from regular maintenance and patches. MMOs.com said the game "overcomes its issues by excelling in its strengths: combat and multiple avenues of progression." MMO GAMES praised Revelation Online's "beautiful graphics and decent storytelling", added that allowing players to fly sets it apart from other games. Official Revelation Online website Official Revelation website
Castlevania is an American adult animated web television series based on the video game series of the same name by Konami. The first two seasons adapt the 1989 entry Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse and follow Trevor Belmont and Sypha Belnades as they defend the nation of Wallachia from Dracula and his minions; the series was planned as a film, developed by producer Kevin Kolde and his company Project 51. Kolde had a contract for a script with writer Warren Ellis in 2007. Powerhouse Animation Studios joined the production commenced, its art style is influenced by Japanese anime and Ayami Kojima's artwork in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night with the production team including staff members who worked in the Japanese anime industry. The series premiered on Netflix on July 7, 2017, was renewed for an expanded second season of eight episodes on the same day. A ten-episode third season has been greenlit by Netflix and is scheduled for release on March 5, 2020; when his wife is burned at the stake after being falsely accused of witchcraft, the vampire Count Dracula declares all the people of Wallachia will pay with their lives.
He summons an army of demons which overruns the country, causing the people to live lives of fear and distrust. To combat this, the outcast monster hunter Trevor Belmont takes up arms against Dracula's forces, aided by the magician Sypha Belnades and Dracula's dhampir son Alucard. Richard Armitage as Trevor Belmont, the last living member of the Belmont clan, an excommunicated family of monster hunters. James Callis as Adrian "Alucard" Tepes, the dhampir son of Dracula and Lisa Tepes, who seeks to protect humanity from his father. Graham McTavish as Vlad Dracula Tepes, a vampire who swears vengeance on humanity for the death of his wife Lisa, summoning an army of monsters to destroy all the people of Wallachia. Alejandra Reynoso as Sypha Belnades, a Speaker and the Elder's granddaughter who wields powerful magic. Tony Amendola as The Elder, the leader of a group of Speakers aiding the people of Gresit whom Trevor befriends. Matt Frewer as The Bishop, a psychotic clergyman who orders the burning of Lisa Tepes for witchcraft being named the bishop of Gresit.
Emily Swallow as Lisa Tepes, Dracula's beloved wife, burned at the stake after being falsely accused of witchcraft. Theo James as Hector, a devil forgemaster called upon to serve Dracula in his war against humanity, he has a hatred of humanity. Adetokumboh M'Cormack as Isaac, a rivalrous devil forgemaster and fierce loyalist of Dracula who helps to lead his army. Jaime Murray as Carmilla, a scheming vampire mistress and member of Dracula's war council who seeks to usurp him. Peter Stormare as Godbrand, a viking vampire warlord called upon to serve Dracula in the battle against Wallachia. Jessica Brown Findlay as Lenore Yasmine Al Massri as Morana Ivana Milicevic as Striga Bill Nighy as Saint Germain Navid Negahban as Sala Jason Isaacs as The Judge Toru Uchikado as Taka Rila Fukushima as Sumi Barbara Steele as Miranda Lance Reddick as The Captain In March 2007, Frederator Studios acquired the rights to produce an animated film adaption of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, intended as a direct-to-video production.
Frederator brought writer Warren Ellis aboard as the screenwriter for the series. In an interview with Paste, Warren Ellis said that when he was contacted about Castlevania he had no previous knowledge of the series and discovered it was a "Japanese transposition of the Hammer Horror films I grew up with and loved". Ellis explained how he worked with Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi to fit the film into the timeline of the series, including writing a new backstory, how he was frustrated that Igarashi wanted eight full re-writes of pre-production material before giving approval. Ellis noted that Frederator's Kevin Kolde, slated to produce the work, did not want the film to be aimed at children, allowing Ellis to use gruesome imagery and scenes as necessary to tell the story he wanted to write, something that Ellis had found restrictive in working with normal television animation. In adapting the game for the film, Ellis did not want to make a point-for-point adaption, but instead provide some material to flesh out the game's world and elements behind it.
At this stage, the film was anticipated to be only 80 minutes long, which Ellis knew would not be enough to tell the full story he wanted, so was able to break apart his script into a trilogy of works, each part having a self-contained three-act structure. In this manner, Ellis noted that if the other two parts were never greenlit, the first work "doesn't demand the presence of the other two parts for it to work as its own thing". Due to the limited time, Ellis opted to drop a pirate character in the game. Sometime around 2008, work on the production stalled, entered development hell. Ellis had completed his script in June 2008, the show's production blog had said in August 2008 that they were shopping around the idea as a theatrical release, but no further updates followed before the blog was deleted. Around 2012, Adi Shankar was approach
The Peter Grant House is a historic house at 10 Grant Street in Farmingdale, Maine. Built in 1830, it is one Maine's oldest surviving examples of Greek Revival architecture, with a temple front overlooking the Kennebec River, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 17, 1976. The house sits just south of the modest village center of Farmingdale, on the south side of Grant Street, residential spur extending west from Maine State Route 27, which parallels the west bank of the Kennebec River, it is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, with a gabled roof, clapboard siding, granite foundation. The east-facing gable front is pedimented, extending beyond the main block to form a Greek temple portico with four two-story paneled square columns. There are paneled pilasters at the corners of this facade, three bays wide, with elongated sash windows flanking the entrance on the ground flor, smaller sashes above. A small sash window fills the gable of the portico. Peter Grant was a native of Berwick, Maine who moved to Gardiner in 1790.
Finding financial success in land speculation and the merchant trade, Grant purchased 200 acres between Gardiner and Hallowell in 1800, built a house there. His first house was destroyed by fire, he had this house built in 1830 as its replacement; the house remained in the hands of the Grant family until 1865, was owned by members of the Skehan family for a significant portion of the 20th century. National Register of Historic Places listings in Kennebec County, Maine
Belarusians in Ukraine is the second biggest minority after Russians. Unlike many other ethnic groups, Belarusians do not have any particular concentration in the country, but spread out more-less evenly across all regions. In Ukraine, the number of Belarusians is estimated at over 275,000 Most of the Belarusians diaspora in Ukraine appeared as a result of the migration of Belarusians to the Ukrainian SSR during the Soviet Union. Lviv has been an important center of Belarusian social and cultural life during the Russian Empire and interwar Poland. There are now Belarusian organizations in major cities like Lviv, Sevastopol in the Crimea, others. A notable Ukrainian of Belarusian descent is the fourth president of Ukraine. Monument Belarusians who died for Ukraine
Eurasia known as Steel Peak, is a 308.9 meters tall skyscraper located on plot 12 of the Moscow International Business Center in Moscow, Russia. Occupying a total area of 207,542 square metres, the mixed-use building houses offices, apartments, a hotel, fitness center, a casino, it is the fifth-tallest building in Russia, the sixth-tallest in Europe, the 72nd tallest in the world. Construction of Eurasia started in 2006 and was completed in 2014; the concept of Eurasia was first proposed in 2003. Construction started in 2006 and was completed in 2014. According to Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, the architectural skin of Eurasia reinforces the purity of the tower volume over the complexity of the program within; the unitized curtain wall allows the transition from the office floors of fixed windows to operable windows on the residential floors. The overall architectural form is developed as a pure glass, curtain wall tower with its broad faces versus its tripartite ends sitting on a multi-volume podium.
Eurasia was the first composite structure to be constructed in Russia utilizing a reinforced concrete core with a perimeter frame of steel. The structural design allows for column-free interior spaces ideal for offices which make up a significant portion of the building’s programming; the building features a bowed exterior made up of spaced steel columns which sit upon a belt truss serving as a load transfer for the base of the tower to feature an open lobby on the ground floor. The building is designed as a two-tier skyscraper: 30 floors in the first tier and 37 in the second one. Offices occupy from the 4th floor to the 45th floor while apartments occupy from the 48th floor to the 66th floor; the 47th floor is occupied by a fitness center and the second floor of the building is occupied by a casino. A swimming pool is located on the 50th floor; the building is developed by MOS City Group. The company LLC Plaza owns Eurasia. On 12 April 2016, VB-service, a subsidiary of VTB Bank, acquired a 99.55% stake in LLC Plaza at a price estimated at 48.5 billion rubles.
The transaction was carried out within the framework of the fulfillment of credit obligations by Coulteria to the Bank of Moscow. Head offices of VTB 24 and the Bank of Moscow are planned to occupy the tower; the Eurasia Tower is the second Swanke-designed building rated by Emporis. It rated by Turkish banking company Is Bankasi as among the top ten innovative and imposing designs of notable bank buildings around the world; this in turn led Swanke to meet up with its Turkish manager and associate architect Summa International Construction Inc. Official website