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Neven Marković

Neven Marković is a Serbian former footballer. Born in Čapljina, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia, Marković grew up in Belgrade and he played for FK Rad Belgrade and FK Mladost Lučani in the Serbian SuperLiga, he was bought by FC Vaslui at the beginning of the 2008-09 season for €250,000. At first Vaslui, bought him as a substitute, but in the first half of the season, due to injuries, he began to see more regular action. On 6 July 2012, Marković signed a contract with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer. Marković was released by Kansas City on November 19, 2012. Marković is playing for Lechia Gdańsk from Poland. UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2008 Lamar Hunt U. S. Open Cup: 2012 Neven Marković at and Sporting KC profile SrbijaFudal profile and stats Neven Marković at

Katharine McMahon

Katharine McMahon is a British writer born in north-west London. She is an historical novelist, her latest, The Woman in the Picture, was released in hardback on 3 July 2014 and in paperback on 30 July 2015. McMahon is the best-selling author of The Rose of Sebastopol, announced on 27 December 2007 as one of the ten titles for the Richard & Judy Book Club 2008. McMahon’s book was subsequently reviewed on the Channel 4 Richard & Judy Show on 24 January 2008; the Rose of Sebastopol was shortlisted for the Best Read Award at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2008, but received mixed reviews in North America during the following year. The Rose of Sebastopol was on the Sunday Times Best Seller List and was a Waterstone's No.1 Bestseller. McMahon's previous book'The Alchemist's Daughter' was one of Waterstone's Paperbacks of the Year in 2006. McMahon attended North London Collegiate School before studying English and Drama at University of Bristol, she qualified as a teacher of English and Drama and taught at a Hertfordshire comprehensive school.

She taught writing skills with the Royal Literary Fund at the University of Hertfordshire and University of Warwick, was made a Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire in 2001-3. She is an Advisory Fellow. In her report, What's Going on with Students' Writing? McMahon explored the state of writing in British universities. McMahon trained as a magistrate in Hertfordshire and has designed training courses for magistrates, she is a council member of the Sentencing Council for Wales. Additionally, she has written and performed in local theatre, the Abbey Theatre in St Albans, her last role was in Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, she has performed at the Edinburgh Festival and appeared on BBC Radio 4 in Woman's Hour. McMahon has worked as a lyricist on various projects; the Woman in the Picture Weidenfeld & Nicolson 30 July 2015 ISBN 0-297-86603-6 The Woman in the Picture Weidenfeld & Nicolson 3 July 2014 ISBN 0-297-86603-6 Season of Light Weidenfeld & Nicolson 10 November 2011 ISBN 0-297-85339-2 The Crimson Rooms Berkley Trade 4 January 2011 ISBN 0-425-23858-X The Crimson Rooms Putnam Adult 1 February 2010 ISBN 0-399-15622-4 The Crimson Rooms Weidenfeld & Nicolson 11 June 2009 ISBN 0-297-85338-4 The Rose of Sebastopol Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2007 ISBN 0-7538-2374-8 The Alchemist's Daughter Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2006 ISBN 0-297-85085-7 After Mary Flamingo 2000, paperback 2001 ISBN 0-00-655155-6 Confinement Phoenix 11 June 2009 ISBN 0-7538-2374-8 Confinement Flamingo 1998, paperback 1999 ISBN 0-00-655080-0 Footsteps Phoenix 2008 ISBN 0-7538-2544-9 Footsteps Flamingo 1997, paperback 1998 ISBN 0-00-655037-1 A Way through the Woods Sinclair Stevenson 1989, Bantam Books 1992 ISBN 0-553-40431-8 Check-out Lil.

Composed for Mercury Workshop Musical Revue. Director Julia Mackenzie. Performed on Loose Ends for BBC Radio 4 Secret Tower. Song commissioned by the award-winning actress and singer Janie Dee Performed in her one-woman show at the National Theatre Studio and subsequently on tour. Girls' World. A musical commissioned by John Kelly Girls' Technology College

Third-party evidence for Apollo Moon landings

Third-party evidence for Apollo Moon landings is evidence, or analysis of evidence, about Moon landings that does not come from either NASA or the U. S. government, or the Apollo Moon landing hoax theorists. This evidence serves as independent confirmation of NASA's account of the Moon landings. In this section are only those observations that are independent of NASA—no NASA facilities were used, there was no NASA funding; each of the countries mentioned in this section has its own space program, builds its own space probes which are launched on their own launch vehicles, has its own deep space communication network. In 2008, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency SELENE lunar probe obtained several photographs showing evidence of Moon landings. On the left are two photos taken on the lunar surface by the Apollo 15 astronauts August 2, 1971 during EVA 3 at station 9A near Hadley Rille. On the right is a 2008 reconstruction from images taken by the SELENE terrain camera and 3D projected to the same vantage point as the surface photos.

The terrain is a close match within the SELENE camera resolution of 10 metres. The light-colored area of blown lunar surface dust created by the lunar module engine blast at the Apollo 15 landing site was photographed and confirmed by comparative analysis of photographs in May 2008, they correspond well to photographs taken from the Apollo 15 Command/Service Module showing a change in surface reflectivity due to the plume. This was the first visible trace of crewed landings on the Moon seen from space since the close of the Apollo program; as with SELENE, the Terrain Mapping Camera of India's Chandrayaan-1 probe did not have enough resolution to record Apollo hardware. As with SELENE, Chandrayaan-1 independently recorded evidence of lighter, disturbed soil around the Apollo 15 site. China's second lunar probe, Chang'e 2, launched in 2010 is capable of capturing lunar surface images with a resolution of up to 1.3 metres. It claims to have spotted traces of the Apollo landings and the lunar Rover, though the relevant imagery has not been publicly identified.

Aside from NASA, a number of entities and individuals observed, through various means, the Apollo missions as they took place. On missions, NASA released information to the public explaining where third party observers could expect to see the various craft at specific times according to scheduled launch times and planned trajectories; the Soviet Union monitored the missions at their Space Transmissions Corps, "fully equipped with the latest intelligence-gathering and surveillance equipment". Vasily Mishin, in an interview for the article "The Moon Programme That Faltered", describes how the Soviet Moon programme dwindled after the Apollo landing; the missions were tracked by radar from several countries on the way to the Moon and back. A group at Kettering Grammar School, using simple radio equipment, monitored Soviet and U. S. calculated their orbits. According to the group, in December 1972 a member "picks up Apollo 17 on its way to the Moon". Apollo 8 was the first crewed mission to orbit the Moon, but did not land.

On December 21, 1968, at 18:00 UT, amateur astronomers in the UK photographed a fuel dump from the jettisoned S-IVB third rocket stage. Pic du Midi Observatory. Dr. Michael Moutsoulas at Pic du Midi Observatory reported an initial sighting around 17:10 UT on December 21 with the 1.1-metre reflector as an object moving eastward near the predicted location of Apollo 8. He used a 60 cm refractor telescope to observe a cluster of objects which were obscured by the appearance of a nebulous cloud at a time which matches a firing of the service module engine to assure adequate separation from the S-IVB; this event can be traced with the Apollo 8 Flight Journal, noting that launch was at 0751 EST or 12:51 UT on December 21. Justus Dunlap and others at Corralitos Observatory obtained over 400 short-exposure intensified images, giving accurate locations for the spacecraft; the 2.1 m Otto Struve Telescope at McDonald Observatory, from 01:50 to 2:37 UT on December 23, observed the brightest object flashing as bright as magnitude 15, with the flash pattern recurring about once a minute.

The Lick Observatory observations during the return coast to Earth produced live television pictures broadcast to United States west coast viewers via KQED-TV in San Francisco. An article in the March 1969 issue of Sky & Telescope contained many reports of optical tracking of Apollo 8; the first post-launch sightings were from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory station on Maui. Many in Hawaii observed the trans-lunar injection burn near 15:44 UT on December 21. Like Apollo 8, Apollo 10 did not land. A list of sightings of Apollo 10 were reported in "Apollo 10 Optical Tracking" by Sky & Telescope magazine, July 1969, pp. 62–63. During the Apollo 10 mission The Corralitos Observatory was linked with the CBS news network. Images of the spacecraft going to the Moon were broadcast live; the Bochum Observatory director was able to provide confirmation of events and data independent of both the Russian and U. S. space agencies. A compilation of sightings appeared in "Observations of Apollo 11" by Sky and Telescope magazine, November 1969.

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Steam Bath of the Brothers Krsmanović

The Steam Bath of Brothers Krsmanović is the former public bath in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. Built from 1901 to the 1920s around the former Turkish bath from the 18th century, it was the last operational public bath in Belgrade, until it was closed in 2004. In 2001 the edifice was declared a cultural monument; the first public swimming pool in Belgrade was opened in the venue in 1904. The bath is located at 45 Cara Dušana street, it is situated in the Stari Grad municipality's neighborhood of Dorćol. The predecessor of the modern bath was the Turkish bath. Called "Small Hamam", it was recorded in the Turkish plan from 1863, but it originated from the 18th century; the present complex of the Steam Bath of Brothers Krsmanović began to develop in 1901 around the former hamam and it was finished by the 1920s. The venue was renamed the "Public hot bath Dunav". In 1904, the first public swimming pool in the city was opened in the bath. Built on the spring of warm water, it was advertised at the time as the "modern hamam".

The pool had a diving platform and other attraction of the day. Original owner of the bath was artisan Petar J. Petrović, who worked as the "king's and court's artistic fitter", his father was Josef Schauengel, who migrated to Serbia, became military medic with the rank of major and changed his name to Jovan Petrović. The Petrović family sold the venue to the brothers Krsmanović. After World War II, the object became colloquially known as the "People's bath". In 2004 the facility was closed due to the safety concerns as the standards for the safe public use, both for the building and the instalastions, were not reached; the profitability was low, one of the reasons that all other bathhouses were closed in Belgrade. Users of the bath were of low economic stature in general: people who had no bathrooms in their houses and homeless people, pensioners, seasonal workers, sellers on the green markets who slept in trucks or market stalls, etc; the house was declared a cultural monument in 2001. After closing, the venue was loaned by the city government, for the music videos productions, private parties, exhibitions and as the movie sets, but by 2017 the facility deteriorated a lot.

In 2008, city government decided to do something with the facility and the architectural design competition for the best solution was set. Three projects were chosen. In 2012, the Red Cross of the Palilula municipality started an initiative to reopen the bath, as it was estimated that there are 3,000-5,000 homeless people in Belgrade who can't have a bath anywhere else; the Ministry of Culture announced an idea of turning the bath into the international cultural center so the stuff members from the embassies of Austria, France and Iran visited the venue. The idea was revived by Gunnar B. Kvaran, director of the Oslo's Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, who visited the bath in July 2017. In October 2017, during the visit of the high state delegation from Ankara and Turkish governments signed a memorandum on restoration of the object, but the details were not disclosed. Two governments signed another protocol in December 2018. According to this, part of the bath will retain its original purpose.

Another part will be transformed into the classrooms, library and administrative offices. Part of the building will be used by the Turkish Yunus Emre Institute, but again, no dates were given; the architect of the complex is unknown. The house was designed in the style of Academism, it is projected as the ground-floor building with an emphasized side avant-corps, which ends with a balustrade in the zone of the roof. In the central part of the symmetrical façade lies a portal that ends with a semicircular shape, surmounted by a triangular pediment. Shallow pilasters with decoratively processed capitals separate windows topped by triangular tympanums; the glass on the double door at the entrance is decorated with garlands. In general, the ornamentation of the object is quite modest. On the inside, a circular hamam pool and a smaller polygonal pool with cold water are located in the center; the bases of the facility with the circular pool, as well as the canals below the pool, are the remains of the former Turkish "Little Hamam".

The chimney is large and made in the factory-style chimneys. List of cultural monuments in Belgrade Republic Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments – Belgrade Republic Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments – Belgrade: Immovable cultural property base List of monuments

Immigration to Colombia

Immigration to Colombia during the early 19th and late 20th Century was low when compared to other Latin American countries, due to economic and security issues linked to the La Violencia and the Colombian armed conflict. Colombia inherited from the Spanish Empire harsh rules against immigration, first in the Viceroyalty of New Granada and in the Colombian Republic; the Constituent Assembly of Colombia and the subsequent reforms to the national constitution were much more open to the immigrants and the economic aperture. However naturalization of foreigners, with the exception of those children of Colombians born abroad, is still difficult to acquire due to paperwork and bureaucracy. Immigration in Colombia is managed by the "Migración Colombia" agency. Colombia is experiencing large waves of immigration from other Latin American countries, East Asia, North America over the past 5 years due to improvements in quality of life and economic opportunities; the country is subject to illegal immigration from South Asia.

European immigration in Colombia began in 1510 with the colonization of San Sebastián de Urabá. In 1526, settlers founded the oldest Spanish city still in existence in Colombia. Many Spaniards began their explorations searching for gold, while others Spaniards established themselves as leaders of the native social organizations, teaching natives the Christian faith and the ways of their civilization. Catholic priests would provide education for Native Americans. Within 100 years after the first Spanish settlement, nearly 95 percent of all Native Americans in Colombia had died; the majority of the deaths of Native Americans were the cause of diseases such as measles and smallpox, which were spread by European settlers. Many Native Americans were killed by armed conflicts with European settlers. White European settlement focused in the Andean highlands and Lebanese for the Caribbean coast, but little European settlement took place in the Choco region of the Pacific coast and the Amazonian plains.

Out of all Spanish nationalities, the Castilians and the Basques were the most represented. Over time, white Europeans intermarried with indigenous peoples, to produce a mixed-race population which are the majority of people in Colombia today. Colombia was one of early focus of Basque immigration. Between 1540 and 1559, 8.9 percent of the residents of Colombia were of Basque origin. It has been suggested that the present day incidence of business entrepreneurship in the region of Antioquia is attributable to the Basque immigration and Basque character traits. Few Colombians of distant Basque descent are aware of their Basque ethnic heritage. In Bogotá, there is a small colony of thirty to forty families who emigrated as a consequence of the Spanish Civil War or because of different opportunities. Basque priests were the ones. Basque immigrants in Colombia were devoted to public administration. In the first years of the Andean multinational company, Basque sailors navigated as captains and pilots on the majority of the ships until the country was able to train its own crews.

In December 1941 the United States government estimated that there were 10,000 Germans living in Colombia. There were some Nazi agitators such as Barranquilla businessman Emil Prufurt. Colombia invited Germans who were on the U. S. blacklist to leave. However, most German inhabitants arrived in the late 19th century as professionals. One such entrepreneur was the founder of the brewery Bavaria. SCADTA, a Colombian-German air transport corporation, established by German expatriates in 1919, was the first commercial airline in the western hemisphere; the first and largest wave of immigration from the Middle East began around 1880, remained during the first two decades of the 20th century. They were Lebanese Lebanon), Jordan and Palestine, fleeing the colonized Ottoman Turkey territories. Syrians and Lebanese continued since to settle in Colombia. Due to poor existing information it's impossible to know the exact number of Lebanese and Syrians that immigrated to Colombia. A figure of 40,000-50,000 from 1880 to 1930 may be reliable.

Whatever the figure and Lebanese are the biggest immigrant group next to the Spanish since independence. Those who left their homeland in the Middle East to settle in Colombia left for different reasons such as religious and political reasons; some left to experience the adventure of migration. After Barranquilla and Cartagena, Bogotá stuck next to Cali, among cities with the largest number of Arabic-speaking representatives in Colombia in 1945; the Arabs that went to Maicao were Sunni Muslim with some Druze and Shiites, as well as Orthodox and Maronite Christians. The mosque of Maicao is the second largest mosque in Latin America. Middle Easterns are called Turco or Turkish. Although they are Christian Arab immigrants from what was the Ottoman Empire; the city of Cali has the largest Asian community because of its proximity to the Pacific Coast. The DANE say. In recent years Chinese restaurants have experienced a surge and have become popular businesses in nearly every Colombian city. There is a large gap in knowledge of the Chinese diaspora in Colombia in the period from the beginning of the 20th century until 1970–1980.

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Cathedral of the Transfiguration (Markham)

The Cathedral of the Transfiguration is a Catholic Byzantine rite house of worship named in honour of the Transfiguration of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The Cathedral, in the Canadian city of Markham just north of Toronto, is the centrepiece near Victoria Square, an unincorporated hamlet; the Cathedral is on land once part of Romandale Farms Inc. founded by the late Stephen B. Roman, a leading breeder and exhibitor of Holstein cows and the founder of Denison Mines Limited, a mining company. Mr. Roman, who arrived in Canada in 1937 from his native Slovakia, donated the land for the Cathedral, which "he built as a beacon of religious freedom" for his fellow Slavs living under Soviet oppression. Mr. Roman modeled the Cathedral on the church in the Slovak village he was raised in. Construction of the Cathedral began in early 1984, the cornerstone and altar stone were blessed by Pope John Paul II during his visit to Canada in September 1984, marking the first time that a Roman Pontiff consecrated a church in North America.

The Cathedral, owned and administered by the Slovak Greek Catholic Church Foundation, was built to serve Slovak Catholics throughout the Greater Toronto Area, until 2006, it was the seat of the Slovak Catholic Eparchy of Saints Cyril and Methodius Canada. Mr. Roman did not see the Cathedral completed, his funeral service was held in the completed structure, with 1,600 people in attendance. Václav Havel, the first president of a democratic Czechoslovakia, following the fall of the Communist regime, visited the Cathedral in 1990; the exterior of the Cathedral was used in the 1995 movie In the Mouth of Madness, where it portrayed the Black Church located in Hobb's End. It can be seen on some of the posters promoting the film, it was featured in the 2013 Canadian independent film "Rearview" written and directed by Robert Gulassarian. Following a dispute with the Slovak Greek Catholic Church Foundation, the Slovak Catholic Eparchy of Saints Cyril moved its seat to a church in Toronto. From 2006 to 2016, the Cathedral was closed to the public while extensive interior work was carried out.

Although work still remained to be done on the interior, in November 2016, the City of Markham issued a temporary occupancy permit to allow Jesus the King Greek Melkite Catholic Church to use the Cathedral as a place of worship. The Cathedral has three gilded towers, representing the Trinity; the centre tower, named the Tower of the Transfiguration, rises 210 feet. It contains one of the world's largest peal of three bells; the bells were cast in bronze at the Fonderie Paccard in the French town of Annecy and installed in the Cathedral in 1986. Each of the Cathedral's side towers is 148 tall; the Cathedral contains an 82-foot-wide mosaic of Christ Pantocrator, which occupies the entire Dome of the Cathedral, a mosaic of the Virgin Mary, which covers the curved wall of the Apse. In 2017, mosaics were installed in the Circle under the Dome and in the Pendentives, which connect the Dome to its four supporting pillars. While reflecting biblical themes, the content of the mosaics differs from traditional renderings.

In addition to the 13 Apostles, the mosaics in the Circle contain images of St. Mary Magdalene; the mosaics in the Pendentives, containing biblical manifestations of the four Evangelists, replace the traditional images of a lioness, eagle and ox with the more-Canadian wolverine, peregrine falcon and cow, respectively. The Cathedral features a restored Casavant Frères concert organ. Slovak Catholic Eparchy of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto Slovak Greek Catholic Church John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness "Thousands attend as new cathedral's giant bells blessed." The Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa: Aug 16, 1986. Pg. A.23 "Church at the centre. Toronto Star. Toronto: Apr 17, 2004. Pg. M.01 "Eparchy site in Markham Roman reticent about role in constructing cathedral" Kelley Teahen. The Globe and Mail. Toronto: Oct 26, 1985. Pg. A.21 "Progress slow on Byzantine shrine Hundreds worship in unfinished cathedral" Caroline Byrne. Toronto Star. Toronto: Jul 3, 1989. Pg. A.6 Slovak Cathedral of Transfiguration List of Cathedrals in Canada Photo Great Bells Urban Toronto and Mail story Toronto Seeker short 2009 article with photo National Post story