National Highway 58 is a national highway in India. It links Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh near New Delhi with Badrinath and Mana Pass in Uttarakhand near Indo-Tibet border; this 538 km highway starts from Mana village near Indo-Tibet border north of Badrinath temple and passes through Badrinath, Chamoli, Nandaprayag, Rudraprayag, Devprayag, Haridwar, Muzaffarnagar, Khatauli and Modinagar and ends at Ghaziabad near the border with Delhi. Of its total length, the NH 58 traverses 373 km in Uttarakhand; the highway is constructed and maintained by National Highway Authority of India from Delhi to Rishikesh and Border Roads Organisation of Indian Army from Rishikesh, where the plains end and the mountains start, to its northernmost end. The highway bypasses Meerut city, a big bottleneck. Bypasses at Muzaffarnagar has been constructed but bypass at Roorkee is pending, it is an important route for Hindu pilgrims as it connects the national capital New Delhi with religious pilgrim centres and Rishikesh in the plains of Uttarakhand, with the hill cities and temples of Uttarakhand.
The most important pilgrimage circuit in Uttarakhand is called Chhota Char Dham comprising Yamunotri, Kedarnath temple and Badrinath temple. The pilgrims visit Haridwar and Rishikesh in the plains the entire year but more so during the winter; the pilgrim season in the hills starts with melting of the snow at the end of April or in the beginning of May and continues until the onset of monsoon rains in late June. Buses and vehicles packed with tourists throng the highway during the summer months; the highway is packed with pilgrims and tourists during pilgrimage season or during important festivals. When pilgrims bring holy water from Ganga river and carry it to their villages and homes walking on foot all the way during one fortnight, one lane of the highway is reserved for these pilgrims who walk on foot and vehicles have to use only one lane for about two weeks in a year; the highway connects with the border with Tibet. It is built and maintained by Border Roads Organisation of Indian Army from Rishikesh, where the plains end and the mountains start, to its northernmost end.
Earlier it was built only up to Chamoli and has over the years been extended to Joshimath, Badrinath and to Mana Pass near the border with Tibet. The army along with civilians living in Garhwal are its major user. CharDham yatra in summer is all thru this route; as of December 2013, the Meerut to Muzaffarnagar stretch is 4-laned on toll basis including bypasses at Khatauli and Muzaffarnagar. The Muzaffarnagar to Haridwar stretch has been awarded for similar development with scheduled completion by February 2013, but has been delayed due to problems such as land acquisition, tree felling and inadequate mobilization by the Concessionaire. A flyover at Mohan Nagar, a 4710 m long viaduct at Modinagar and a 1710 m long viaduct at Murad Nagar are proposed. February 2020: Roorkee bypass road construction work restarted, its expected to be completed by November 2020. Delhi–Meerut Expressway List of National Highways in India National Highways Development Project Road Map of NH 58 Delhi Haridwar highway road condition
The Electronic Music Awards & Foundation was an awards and charity event announced on January 28, 2016 by Paul Oakenfold and TV4 Entertainment, headed by executive producer Paul Duddridge and CEO Jon Cody. Russell Thomas served as the director of the program; the EMAF has no affiliation with The Electronic Music Awards and is not an extension of EMAF. The event called the "Electronic Music Awards & Foundation Show," was formed by Oakenfold and Cody to give the Dance and EDM community an awards show of their own as well as giving back to the global community with the proceeds going to charities, it was to take place at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles, California on April 14, 2016, to air on Fox as a one-hour special on April 23, 2016. This would've mark the first time that a major awards show devoted to the Dance/EDM community aired on American television. On April 12, 2016, the event was being postponed. In a statement from the organizers "As this is the first year of the awards, we have the luxury of flexibility, which we are taking advantage of to decide the optimal timetable to present the awards.
With this opportunity, we felt that it would better to represent the electronic music calendar in the fall rather than the spring." On February 18, 2016, seven categories were announced, with Calvin Harris, Kygo, DJ Snake, Galantis are tied with two nominations apiece. Calvin Harris & Disciples - "How Deep Is Your Love" The Chainsmokers featuring ROZES - "Roses" Galantis - "Runaway" Kygo featuring Parson James - "Stole the Show" Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MØ - "Lean On" Alina Baraz & Galimatias - Urban Flora Calvin Harris - Motion Disclosure - Caracal Galantis - Pharmacy Jamie xx - In Colour BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix BPM with Geronimo – Sirius XM Danny Howard – BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems Diplo and Friends - BBC Radio 1Xtra Jason Bentley – Morning Becomes Eclectic – KCRW Creamfields - Daresbury, England Electric Daisy Carnival - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Sónar - Barcelona, Spain The BPM Festival - Playa del Carmen, Mexico Ultra Music Festival - Miami, Florida, USA Carl Cox Diplo Dixon DJ Harvey Skrillex Bob Moses DJ Snake Jauz KSHMR Kygo Amnesia Fabric Omnia Sound LA Zouk Official Website
Bhaskar Raghunath Bakhale was a Hindustani classical vocalist, a composer, a teacher. Bhaskar Bakhale was born in a Karhade Brahmin family in a village in Gujarat, India, his early training was in kirtan from Vishnubuwa Pingale in Vadodara. The royal family of Vadodara arranged for musical lessons in the school run by its court musician Maula Baksha, he became a child artist at Kirloskar Natak Mandali, a musical theatre troupe of Annasaheb Kirloskar where he had the ganda-bandhan ceremony with Bande Ali Khan, a Rudra Veena performer from Kirana employed by the court of Indore. Faiz Mohammed Khan of Gwalior gharana taught him in Vadodara 1886–1897 and recommended further training from Natthan Khan of Agra gharana, a court musician at Jaipur and Mysore, the father of Vilayat Hussain Khan; this apprenticeship continued in Mysore and Dharwad till the demise of Natthan Khan in 1901. In 1899, Natthan Khan recommended further training from Alladiya Khan, the founder of Jaipur-Atrauli gharana and a court musician of Kolhapur.
Starting in 1901, Bakhale learnt from Alladiya Khan, his brother Haider Khan, his nephew Natthan Khan. His apprenticeship with Alladiya Khan continued interrupted until Bakhale's own death in 1922. Overcome with Bakhale's memories, Alladiya Khan broke down and abruptly ended his 1922 Mumbai recital at the residence of Seth Vitthaldas. Dilip Chandra Vedi has noted that, like Abdul Karim Khan, Bakhale was influenced by the style of Rahimat Khan, the younger son of Haddu Khan of Gwalior Gharana. During 1883–1885, Bakhale performed as a child artist in the stage plays of Kirloskar Natak Mandali where Bhaurao Kolhatkar, Moroba Wagholikar, Balakoba Natekar earned much fame as singers of folksy and light classical stage songs. After completing his training in classical music, Bakhale returned as a classical vocalist in 1899 or so. During 1897–1901, he served as a professor of music at a training college in Dharwad. Starting in 1901, he was performed throughout India and Nepal, he was given the honorary title "Deva Gandharva".
His notebook lists dhrupads and dhamars learnt by him but he performed those in public. His typical recital comprised khyal ragas and an assortment of dadra, thumri, songs from Marathi stage plays, traditional Marathi light classical forms, he had a successful career as the music director of Kirloskar Natak Mandali and, afterwards, of Gandharva Natak Mandali. Govindrao Tembe benefited from Bakhale's advisement in composing music for the stage play Sangeet Manapman. Bakhale composed music for new Marathi musical theatre stage plays such as Sangeet Vidyaharan, Sangeet Swayamwar, Sangeet Draupadi by adopting compositions from classical Hindustani music; these compositions continue to be performed in Hindustani classical recitals. Several musicians, including Kumar Gandharva, Vasantrao Deshpande, Anand Bhate, have released recordings presenting their interpretations of Bal Gandharva's renditions of these compositions. Bakhale taught and mentored Bal Gandharva from 1906 until his own death, brought Ahmed Jan Thirakwa to Gandharva Natak Mandali as its tabla maestro.
In 1911, Bakhale started an institute to teach music in Pune. Disciples to receive Bakhale's full formal training were Bal Gandharva, Tarabai Shirodkar, Dattatray Bagalkotkar, Bapurao Ketkar, Master Krishnarao Phulambrikar, he taught others including Dattatreya Bagalkotkar, Narahar Patankar, Gundopant Walawalkar, Ganapat Purohit, Harishchandra Bali, Bhai Lal Amritsari, Dilip Chandra Vedi. He taught Ganesh Ramachandra Behare, a disciple of Abdul Karim Khan, for one year. Govindrao Tembe, his close associate starting 1901, had no interest in career as a vocalist and, adopted Bakhale's teachings for pump organ harmonium playing. Bakhale taught Kesarbai Kerkar for 10 months in 1914 and assisted Alladiya Khan in teaching her after she became Alladiya Khan's student in 1921, he taught Vilayat Hussain Khan on a limited basis. Among these, Govindrao Tembe had a 50-year-long career as a harmonium player, as a music composer for stage plays and films, as an author of 5 books and several articles on music and musicians, as a member of the central audition board of All India Radio.
Bal Gandharva, Master Krishnarao, Vilayat Hussain Khan, Kesarbai Kerkar had long careers as musicians and became recipients of Padma Bhushan and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award instituted by the Government of India. Around 1920, held in high regards by many including Kesarbai Kerkar, renounced singing and retired to private life at a young age of 30. Dilip Chandra Vedi became a disciple of Faiyaz Khan of Agra gharana after Bakhale's death and had a long career as a vocalist and as an instructor of music at Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi. Pt Ram Marathe was the famous disciple of Master Krishnarao Phulambrikar. Master Krishnarao Phulambrikar not only taught Pt. Ram Marathe his own classical music compositions but taught him the traditional classical music compositions which he learnt from Pt. Bhaskarbuwa Bakhale. Bakhale was one of the first v
Philippe De Lacy was a silent film era child actor. Born during World War I, the fatherless Philippe lost his mother and five siblings when a German shell devastated the family home. Only two days old at the time of tragedy, the boy was kept alive, but in the basement of his grandmother's house, he was adopted by Mrs. Edith De Lacy, associated with the U. S. Woman's Overseas Hospital. After the war ended, Mrs. De Lacy brought Philippe to America, where his stunning looks soon created opportunities for him as a model for magazine advertisements, his modeling assignments brought him to the attention of Hollywood, he appeared in his first film in a bit part at the age of four. Phillipe's childhood story was used as the subject of a fictional children's book, Little Philippe of Belgium, written by Madeline Brandeis as part of her "Children of the World" series. De Lacy freelanced for several studios in the 1920s, but for Paramount. In 1924 he played the role of Michael Darling in the classic silent version of Peter Pan, with Betty Bronson.
He played the young Don Juan at ten years of age in John Barrymore's Don Juan, in 1927 he played the young prince Karl Heinrich in Ernst Lubitsch's memorable The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg, which starred Ramon Novarro and Norma Shearer. In 1927 he starred with Greta Garbo and John Gilbert in Love, an updated version of the Tolstoy novel Anna Karenina in which he played the young son of Anna, Serezha Karenin; when the sound era arrived De Lacy's acting career was declining, he never made the transition from child actor to adult. Apart from his films, De Lacy did some work in the theatre; however he had lost his boyish charm by his early teens and retired from the screen in the early 1930s. De Lacy concentrated on the production end of films as a producer and cinematographer, he became an assistant to director Louis De Rochemont and worked with him in the 1940 film The Ramparts We Watch. He became an executive with the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency, a position he held for over 25 years.
De Lacy’s first credit was in 1942 as an editorial associate for the US armed forces propaganda film We Are The Marines. Radio and television announcer Westbrook Van Voorhis provided the narration for the documentary, a full-length fighting feature. In 1944 De Lacy was involved in another documentary, this time for the US Navy, filmed aboard the carrier Yorktown; the narrators in this documentary were actors Robert Taylor and Charles Boyer who supplied the French narration. De Lacy was the cinematographer in The Fighting Lady and had three real life naval commanders to assist him; this film won the 1945 Oscar for Best Documentary. De Lacy turned his hand to directing a television series in 1950, in addition, he became manager of a local Hollywood television station; the Buster Keaton Show - TV Series Cinerama Holiday The Fighting Lady We Are the Marines Strangers at Home Growing Pains De Lacy died from carcinoma of the colon. His cremated remains were scattered at sea. Slide, Anthony. Silent Players: A Biographical and Autobiographical Study of 100 Silent Film Actors and Actresses, pp. 95-99.
Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Michael Russell, 1996, pp. 78-80. Dye, David. Child and Youth Actors: Filmography of Their Entire Careers, 1914-1985. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. 1988, pp. 54-55. Best, Marc; those Endearing Young Charms: Child Performers of the Screen, pp. 56-61. Philippe De Lacy on IMDb Philippe De Lacy at Virtual History
Tatiana Woollaston is a professional snooker referee. She is an official referee of the WPBSA, EASB, EBSA and BSF, she is the wife of English professional snooker player Ben Woollaston. In March 2008 Woollaston started refereeing amateur snooker events in Belarus, she qualified as a Class 3 snooker referee a year in March 2009 during European Team Snooker Championship in St. Petersburg and became a referee member of European Billiards and Snooker Association. In May 2010 she refereed the European Individual Snooker Championship in Romania. Woollaston made her ranking tournament debut in August 2010 at European Players Tour Championships event one in Fürth, Germany. On 21 November 2010 Woollaston became the first referee from Eastern Europe to officiate at a world-ranking snooker semi-final at the Euro Players Tour Championship event six in Prague, the Czech Republic, as John Higgins defeated Joe Jogia by 4 frames to 2, she worked at following events in 2011: 1. 25–28 August 2011 Paul Hunter Classic/Players Tour Championship – Event 4, Fürth, Germany.
21–25 September Players Tour Championship – Event 5, England. 29–2 October 2011 Warsaw Classic/Players Tour Championship – Event 6, Poland. 5–9 October, Players Tour Championship – Event 7, England. During this event Woollaston qualified as a Class 2 snooker referee. After this tournament Woollaston has joined EASB as official referee. At the 2011 Paul Hunter Classic in Germany, Woollaston made, she refereed the match between Passakorn Suwannawat. Woollaston will work at all coming Players Tour Championship events in 2011/2012 season, she graduated from Belarus State Economic University, where she studied finance and credit. She received a Master's degree in economics. Before moving to the UK, she worked as a teacher at Belarus State Economic University in Minsk, she married Ben Woollaston, a professional snooker player, in June 2011. That year she moved to the UK and lives with her husband now in Leicester, England, her husband had won the PTC 3 event in Sheffield the day before she moved to the UK.
On 8 November 2012 their first child, a boy named Edward, was born. Facebook profile
The African goshawk is a species of African bird of prey in the genus Accipiter, the type genus of the family Accipitridae. The African goshawk is a medium-sized to large Accipiter, grey and rufous with the typical broad winged and long tailed shape of its genus; the adult has grey upperparts which tend to be darker in males than in females, the underparts are whitish marked with rufous barring, more rufous and heavier in the males. The underwing is pale rufous fading to white on some birds and the flight feathers and tail vary from sooty brown to grey with faint grey bars above, white with grey bars below; the bill is black, the cere is greenish-grey, the eyes are yellow and the legs and feet are yellow. Juveniles are brown boldly blotched with brown and with brown flank bars too. Females weigh 270 -- 510 g, they wingspan is 172–225 mm for males and 211–275 mm in females, the wingspan is 1.7 times the bird's total length. It is noisy when displaying, when it makes its characteristic clicking call, like two stones being knocked together, made every 2–3 seconds.
From the Western Cape of South Africa north to the southern Democratic Republic of Congo and through east Africa to southern Ethiopia, including the islands of Mafia and Pemba. The African goshawk occurs in forest and diverse dense woodland in both lowland and montane areas, but it can be found in riverine and gallery forest, plantations of exotic trees and large gardens, it can occur in both moist and dry forest in isolated patches. The African goshawk soars above the canopy in the morning in a display flight involving slow wing beats interspersed with gliding, sometimes so high up that the only sign of the birds is its regular clicking call, its main prey is birds up to the size of hornbills or francolins, it feeds on mammals and lizards. It is an ambush hunter, waiting on a perch until the prey is observed swooping down to catch it. Pairs hunt co-operatively at large congregations of prey, such as bat roosts or weaver colonies. Invertebrates are sometimes recorded as prey; the African goshawk is territorial and the typical courtship display is performed by both sexes where they fly together in an undulated flight while calling loudly, sometimes finishing with a steep dive.
The females builds the nest making a platform of sticks lined with fresh foliage, as well as pine needles and mistletoe. It is built on a branch away from the main trunk of a tree, as they prefer to nest within dense foliage but the nest may be constructed on top of an old Hadeda ibis nest, They have been recorded taking over the nest of a little sparrowhawk Accipiter minullus instead of building their own; the 1-3 eggs are laid in July–December, with a peak in September–November and are incubated or by the female for about 35–37 days, while the male brings food to her. The chicks are fed by both parents, fledging at about 30–35 days old but staying within the vicinity of the nest tree for another six weeks or so before becoming independent 1–3 months after leaving the nest, they have been recorded as being preyed on by the black sparrowhawk Accipiter melanoleuca, the tawny eagle Aquila rapax, the Cape eagle-owl Bubo capensis, the lanner falcon Falco biarmicus and the peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus.
It is considered conspecific with the western subspecies group of Red-chested goshawk Accipiter toussenelii of western and central Africa in which case the West African goshawk Accipiter macroscelides split. There are three recognised subspecies which are: Accipiter tachiro tachiro: Southern Angola to Mozambique and South Africa Accipiter tachiro sparsimfasciatus: Somalia to northern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola and Mozambique Accipiter tachiro pembaensis: Pemba African Goshawk - Species text in The Atlas of Southern African Birds