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Nassau Hall

Nassau Hall is the oldest building at Princeton University in Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. And served as the United States Capitol building. At the time it was built in 1756, Nassau Hall was the largest building in colonial New Jersey and the largest academic building in the American colonies; the university known as the College of New Jersey, held classes for one year in Elizabeth and nine years in Newark before the hall was completed in 1756. Designed by Robert Smith, the building was subsequently remodeled by notable American architects Benjamin Latrobe and John Notman. In the early years of Princeton University, Nassau Hall accommodated classrooms, a library, a chapel, residential space for students and faculty, it housed the university's first Department of Psychology, for example. During the American Revolutionary War, Nassau Hall was possessed by both British and American forces and suffered considerable damage during the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777. From June 30 to November 4, 1783, Princeton was the provisional capital of the United States, Nassau Hall served as its seat of government.

The Congress of the Confederation met in the building's library on the second floor. According to Princeton University, "Here Congress congratulated George Washington on his successful termination of the war, received the news of the signing of the definitive treaty of peace with Great Britain, welcomed the first foreign minister—from the Netherlands—accredited to the United States."At present, Nassau Hall houses Princeton University's administrative offices, including that of the university's president. Old Nassau refers affectionately to the building and serves as a metonym for the university as a whole; the U. S. Department of the Interior designated Nassau Hall a National Historic Landmark in 1960, "signifying its importance in the Revolutionary War and in the history of the United States." When the building was constructed in 1754, the college's board wanted to name it after Jonathan Belcher, the chosen royal governor of New Jersey, but he graciously declined, preferring it to be dedicated "to the immortal memory of the glorious King William III," who hailed from the Dutch House of Orange-Nassau.

As a result, the building is known as Nassau Hall. The New Jersey Legislature met for the first time in Nassau Hall on August 27, 1776; the British Redcoats seized control of Nassau Hall in 1776, American soldiers were forced to fire upon their own building in the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777. Three cannonballs were fired. One glanced off the south side of the building. Another cannonball flew through a window in the Faculty Room and "decapitated" King George's portrait; the cannonball was said to have come from a gun in the artillery company commanded by Alexander Hamilton, rejected by Princeton when he first came to the colonies. The result of the battle was a decisive Patriot victory, Nassau Hall was retaken by the Americans; the Congress of the Confederation convened in Nassau Hall for a little more than four months. The normal location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania had to be vacated because of a mutiny by Continental Army soldiers. Starting in 1869, each graduation class adds a new sprig of ivy to grow up the walls of the building.

The first U. S. commemorative postage stamp printed on colored paper honored Nassau Hall on its bicentennial. It depicted a front view of Nassau Hall, it was on orange paper. It was first issued at Princeton, New Jersey, on September 22, 1956; the song Old Nassau was adopted as Princeton University's alma mater in 1859. The lyrics were written by Harlan Page Peck, a member of Princeton's class of 1862, first published in the March 1859 issue of Nassau Literary Magazine; the music to be set to the tune of Auld Lang Syne, proved unworkable, Karl A. Langlotz, a professor of music at Princeton who had studied composition under Franz Liszt, wrote a new melody for the song's lyrics; as described in 1760 in the New American Magazine, "The simple interior design is shown in the plan, where a central corridor provided communication with the students' chambers and recitation rooms, the entrances, the common prayer hall. The prayer hall was two stories high, measured 32 by 40 feet, had a balcony at the north end which could be reached from the second-story entry.

Below ground level, though dimly lighted by windows, was the cellar, which served as kitchen, dining area, storeroom. In all there were forty rooms for the students, not including those added in the cellar when a moat was dug to allow additional light and air into that dungeon."On March 6, 1802, a fire devastated the interior of the hall, leaving only the exterior walls standing and destroying nearly all contents including 2,900 out of the library's 3,000 books. Benjamin H. Latrobe, the first architect professionally trained in the United States and known for his work in the Federal style, oversaw the reconstruction and refused his share of the $42,000, raised for the effort. "The horizontal lintels over the three entrances at the front of the building were replaced with triangular pediments, the circular window in the central pediment rising from the eves was replaced with a fanlight."The hall was gutted by fire once again in March 1855. Reconstruction was carried out by John Notman of Philadelphia in his characteristic Italian Renaissance style, adding an often-criticized cupola and towers along with engineering improvem

Stanley's Cup

"Stanley's Cup" is the fourteenth and final episode in the tenth season of the American animated television series South Park. The 153rd episode of the series overall, it aired on Comedy Central in the United States on November 15, 2006. In the episode, Stan is forced to become the coach of a pee-wee hockey team. Written and directed by series co-creator Trey Parker, the episode parodies the 1992 film The Mighty Ducks. In the episode, Stan's bike is towed, he can't do his job as a paperboy; the only way of getting his bike back is to coach a pee-wee hockey team. Stan's bicycle is towed away for parking violations. To reacquire it, he is forced to become the coach of a pee-wee hockey team; as coach, he runs into a whole host of problems in dealing with the small boys. One of the boys, has cancer, which has spread to his bone marrow; when he takes a turn for the worse, he asks Stan to win a game for him. However, neither team is capable of scoring and the game ends in a tie; the team is invited to play at the Pepsi Center, with the same premise — if Stan's team wins, Nelson will have enough hope to survive.

When they get to the Pepsi Center to play in the intermission of an NHL professional ice hockey game between the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings, the other team does not show up, Stan worries that since they cannot play, it could result in Nelson's death. Attempting to console the boys, the Avalanche let the pee-wee team play the final period of their game against the Red Wings; the Red Wings unleash a vicious assault on the boys and go on to win 32-2, Nelson dies in the hospital. Trey Parker and Matt Stone revealed that "Stanley's Cup" started off as a "bank episode", an episode, produced in advance at the start of the season for use towards the end of the season to allow for rest during the run. However, whenever Parker and Stone wanted to finish the "banked" episode, they found it difficult to do so; because of the dissatisfaction with the episode, it was not finished until they were forced to work on it: at the end of the production run with one episode left to be produced. Because the second half of season ten did not feature a true "bank episode", thus did not allow for extra time off and Stone described the run as being an difficult one to complete.

Stone compared it to child birth, while Parker thought their struggles to finish production on the season could have resulted in the show being cancelled. For the commentary of the final version and Trey, both find the ending to be comical, after several weeks of production struggle and describe it as "a happy ending for the other person's story", but it is polarizing amongst the fans. • This is the only episode. Dan Iverson of IGN gave the episode a positive review, with a score of 9.1 out of 10, writing: "With the hilarious satire, the parody of a well known movie genre we couldn't help but love this episode. Though it featured sports as the theme, it wasn't any funnier for those who played hockey as a kid, but could be enjoyed by anybody that has seen this type of film; the only problem that we had with the episode was the disregard for Steve Irwin's death. South Park has never had any problems making fun of taboo topics, but it just felt like it is too soon to make these comments.""Stanley's Cup" is a unpopular episode of the series.

According to Parker and Stone, "a lot of people didn't get that one. We thought the ending was sweet and weird, but nobody got it." Stone said the episode "is like three-quarters of a show, but the ending is fucking sweet". "Stanley's Cup" on IMDb "Stanley's Cup" at TV.com Stanley's Cup Full episode at South Park Studios Stanley's Cup Episode guide at South Park Studios

The Corpse Reader

The Corpse Reader is a novel in a mix of several genres, has elements of historical thriller, medical fiction, science fantasy by Spanish author Antonio Garrido, based on the work of Sòng Cí, considered to be the founder of CSI-style forensic science. It tells the story of a young man of humble origin whose determination led him from his position as a gravedigger in the Fields of Death of Lin'an to a position at the prestigious Ming Academy; the novel was first published October 5, 2011 in Spain as El Lector de Cadáveres and was translated by Thomas Bunstead and published May 25, 2013 in United States as The Corpse Reader. Antonio Garrido was born on January 1963, in Linares, Spain, he is an industrial engineer graduated from the Polytechnic University Las Palmas. He has resided in Valencia since 1994, where he works as a professor at CEU Cardenal Herrera University of Valencia and he is the director of the Master in Styling and Automotive Concept at the CFP. Garrido is a guest professor at the literary workshop of the historical novel of the Valencia Institute of Classical and Oriental Studies.

Passionate about historical research, he dedicated seven years of his life to his first novel La Escriba in 2008. This book was his international debut; the period in which the book is located is at the beginning of the 13th Century, China was under Song dynasty more advanced than other countries of the time. The Chinese people were governed by a meritocratic system. Any citizen if they were of humble origin, could reach the highest positions if they passed the most difficult imperial examinations. Sòng Cí was forensic medical scientist, he was visionary capable of applying revolutionary scientific knowledge and methods to solve crimes in such a surprising way that his enemies described them as "diabolical". His profound studies in law and medicine led him to apply the application of chemical developers for the detection of hidden wounds, entomological analyzes, life-size drawings of the bodies found at the crime scene, classification of labeling of tests, preservation of limbs, he wrote five forensic treaties that not only undertake techniques and procedures but numerous cases that he himself solved.

These have been texts of a great importance in many universities until the end of the 19th century. His main contribution is his book "His Yuan" addressed methods to be utilized in the investigation of suspicious deaths; the Corpses Readers, after completing the university degrees of doctor and judge, were an elite of super-judges, capable not only of investigating clues and traces but of unraveling the secrets hidden beneath the wounds of the dead. As a result of a failure in the interpretation of the forensic evidence, a misdiagnosed was given, they could be punished. Sòng Cí, the protagonist of the book was the first of them; the book is about a forensic elite who at the risk of their own lives, had a mandate that no criminal should go unpunished. Sòng Cí was the first of them. Inspired by a real character, The Corpse Reader tells the story of a young man of humble origin who rises to high position. Most of the novel takes place the Imperial Court. Song Ci is the protagonist of the story. Cí will take us back in time, from the extreme poverty of the rice fields to the lavish halls of the imperial palace, passing through the depressed streets of the cruel populace in which life cost so little.

Always in the search of truth and justice. Ci has a strange disorder, scientifically named CIPA, which prevents him from perceiving pain "It was that he noticed he'd cut himself. Though his finger didn't hurt, he examined the cut with great interest". Judge Feng is the boss of Ci's father, a high imperial official in Lin'an and one of the best judges of the Chinese empire and admired by all for his incorruptibility and good judgment when dictating the sentences of cases who were presented; the protagonist considers him as a second father. Third is the sister of Cí Song and only survivor, along with her brother, of the fire that devastated the family home in the village, she is 7 years old and suffers from the same illness that brought her two older sisters to the grave "Third was the only one who had managed to survive, though she remained sickly". Cí is forced to keep her. Professor Ming is the director of the academy that bears his name and one of the most reputable doctors in the empire, although he serves as a judge.

Soon he realizes the potential of Cí Song and will reveal himself as his greatest defender. Gray is a young nobleman who studies at the Ming academy and who Cí Song has the misfortune of having him as a roommate. Ambitious and lacking in all kinds of scruples, he does not hesitate to appropriate the discoveries of the protagonist when it comes to ascending in the academy and reaching the position for the judiciary, at stake. During the trip of Garrido to the VIII ICFMT, The Indian Congress of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology held annually in New Delhi, he was inspired to make this novel; the conference that caught his interest was about the latest advances in spectrophotometers, the advantages on the field of mitochondrial DNA analysis and focused on the historical beginnings of forensic discipline. Deepened in the figure of, considered worldwide as the father of this, Song Cí, the protagonist of the book The Corpse Reader, his passion and rebellion was what most caught Garrido's attention.

Ci's desire to change an obsolete criminal investigation system based on superstition and spiritualism, through the use of pioneering scientific methods. But, above all, despite the