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Palacio de Bellas Artes

The Palacio de Bellas Artes is a prominent cultural center in Mexico City. It has hosted some of the most notable events in music, theatre and literature and has held important exhibitions of painting and photography; the Palacio de Bellas Artes has been called the "Cathedral of Art in Mexico". The building is located on the western side of the historic center of Mexico City next to the Alameda Central park; the first National Theater of Mexico was built in the late 19th century, but it was soon decided to tear this down in favor of a more opulent building in time for Centennial of the Mexican War of Independence in 1910. The initial design and construction was undertaken by Italian architect Adamo Boari in 1904, but complications arising from the soft subsoil and the political problem both before and during the Mexican Revolution, hindered stopped construction by 1913. Construction began again in 1932 under Mexican architect Federico Mariscal and was completed in 1934; the exterior of the building is Art Nouveau and Neoclassical and the interior is Art Deco.

The building is best known for its murals by Diego Rivera and others, as well as the many exhibitions and theatrical performances its hosts, including the Ballet Folklórico de México. The earliest known structure on the site was the Convent of Santa Isabel, whose church was built in 1680. However, significant Aztec finds, such as a sacrificial altar in the shape of a plumed serpent have been found here; the convent area suffered frequent flooding during the early colonial period and development here grew slowly. In spite of this, the convent remained, it was replaced by lower-class housing. A section of this housing, on Santa Isabel Alley, was torn down and replaced by the National Theater in the latter 19th century. During the late 19th century and early 20th, this theatre was the site of most of Mexico City's high culture, presenting events such as theatre, Viennese dance and more, it was decided to replace this building with a more opulent one for the upcoming Centennial of Mexican Independence celebrations in 1910.

The old theatre was demolished in 1901, the new theatre would be called the Gran Teatro de Ópera. The work was awarded to Italian architect Adamo Boari, who favored neoclassical and art nouveau styles and, responsible for the Palacio del Correo, across the street. Adamo Boari promised in October 1904 to build a grand metallic structure, which at that time only existed in the United States, but not to this size; the first stone of the building was placed by Porfirio Díaz in 1904. Despite the 1910 deadline, by 1913, the building was hardly begun with only a basic shell. One reason for this is that the project became more complicated than anticipated as the heavy building sank into the soft spongy subsoil; the other reason was the political and economic instability that would lead to the Mexican Revolution. Full hostilities suspended construction of the palace and Adamo Boari returned to Italy; the project would sit unfinished for about twenty years. In 1932, construction resumed under Mexican architect Federico Mariscal.

Mariscal updated it from Boari's plans to the more modern Art Deco style. The building was finished in 1934, was inaugurated on 29 September of that year; the inaugural work presented in the theatre was "La Verdad Sospechosa" by Juan Ruiz de Alarcón in 1934. In 1946, the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes was created as a government agency to promote the arts and was housed at the Museo Nacional de Artes Plásticas, the Museo del Libro and other places, it is now at the Palacio. In this theatre, Maria Callas debuted in the opera Norma in 1950. In 2002, the Palace was the scene of the funeral of María Félix. Since its initial construction little has been updated or modified. However, intensive renovation efforts were begun in 2009 for the upcoming 2010 celebrations. Much of the equipment and machinery is original from the early 20th century. Much of the technological equipment is being updated in the theatre which needs computerized lights, sound systems and other improvements. Other work will improve the acoustics.

Upgrades to the theatre will allow for multimedia shows. The main hall has had no renovation or upgrade work since it opened in 1934. Renovations here will lessen the number of people the hall can accommodate but should make the area more comfortable; the palace has a mixture of a number of architectural styles. Art Nouveau dominates the exterior, done by Adamo Boari, the inside is dominated by Art Deco, completed by Federico Mariscal. Since construction began in 1904, the theater has sunk some four meters into the soft soil of Mexico City; the main facade, which faces Avenida Juárez, is made of white Italian Carrara marble. In the interior of the portal are sculptures by Italian Leonardo Bistolfi, it consists of "Harmony", surrounded by "Pain", "Rage", "Happiness", "Peace" and "Love". Another portion of the facade contains sculptures representing music and inspiration. On the plaza front of the building, designed by Boari, there are four Pegasus sculptures which were made by Catalan Agustí Querol Subirats.

These had been in the Zocalo before being brought here. The roof covering the center of the building is made of crystal designed by Hungarian Géza Maróti and depicts the muses with Apollo. One aspect of the Palace which has since disappeared is the "Pergola", located in the Alameda, it was constructe

Calle 7 (season 4)

The fourth season begin on June 7, 2010 showing the new contestants. On June 8 of 2010 the couples were announced for both teams, it was announced that at the time of nomination, both partners would be nominated. At the beginning of this season the horary was changed to 16:00 hrs and a few days was not air due the 2010 World Cup. On July 12 the singer Karen Paola joined Calle 7 after leaving Yingo. ^ week for training ^ competed with Longhi ^ nominated on July 01 ^ release of the telenovela 40 y tantos ^ replaced by Phillipe ^ replaced by Paz ^ on Monday, the teams were changed ^ replaced by Paz ^ competed with JC ^ replaced by Camila A. ^ replacing Paz ^ replaced by JC ^ none for the bicentennial ^ replaced by Maite ^ Maite and Francisco P. were replaced by Paz Gómez and Phillipe due to a trip to the USA ^ Laura P. was his partner ^ none due to the Chilean Miners Rescue ^ replaced by Camila Nash ^ competed with Felipe ^ replaced by JC ^ replaced by Chapu and Maite Official website

Wilsonville, Oregon

Wilsonville is a city in Clackamas County, United States. A portion of the northern section of the city is in Washington County, it was founded as Boones Landing because of the Boones Ferry which crossed the Willamette River at the location. The city was incorporated in 1969 with a population of 1,000; the population was 13,991 at the 2000 census, grew to 19,509 as of 2010. More than 90% of residents at the 2000 census were white, with Hispanics comprising the largest minority group. Located within the Portland metropolitan area, the city includes the planned communities of Charbonneau on the south side of the river, Villebois on the western edge; the city includes I-5's Boone Bridge over the Willamette. Public transportation is provided by the city-owned South Metro Area Regional Transit, which connects to the Portland-based TriMet by train through TriMet's WES and by bus at the Tualatin Park & Ride. Students in public schools attend schools in the West Linn-Wilsonville and Canby school districts, including the only traditional high school, Wilsonville High School.

Clackamas Community College and Pioneer Pacific College both have campuses in the city. Wilsonville has a council-manager form of government and operates its own library, public works, parks department. Fire and police protection are contracted out to other regional government agencies; the city is home to several technology companies including Mentor Graphics, along with Stream Global Services, the largest employer in the city. Wilsonville contains many distribution and manufacturing buildings adjacent to Interstate 5 such as regional distribution facilities for Coca-Cola and Rite Aid. Retail centers include Argyle Square on the Town Center Shopping Center to the south. Media in Wilsonville consists of the Portland area broadcast stations, regional newspapers, the local Wilsonville Spokesman newspaper. Alphonso Boone, the grandson of Daniel Boone, settled in what would become Wilsonville in 1846 and established the Boones Ferry across the Willamette River in 1847; the ferry gave rise to the community of Boones Landing, which grew into Wilsonville.

The area was part of what became Yamhill County, but was transferred to the current Clackamas County in 1855. The first post office was established in 1876 with Boones Ferry. Wilsonville became the name of the community on June 3, 1880, named after the first postmaster, Charles Wilson; that same year Wilsonville Grade School, was opened as a single-room building. By 1890, the railroad had reached town and the community contained depot, several hotels, a saloon, a tavern, a bank, several other commercial establishments. In 1897, the twelve school districts in the vicinity of Wilsonville up to Lake Oswego merged to create a single district. A railroad bridge was built across the river for the Oregon Electric Railway beginning in 1906; the bridge was completed the next year and service from Wilsonville south to Salem began in 1908. A new Methodist church was built in the community in 1910, used until 1988 and is still standing. Two years a new two-room school replaced the old one-room school, which in turn was replaced by a modern school in the mid 1900s, all on the same property.

In 1939, the wooden trestle part of the railroad bridge across the Willamette caught fire and burned. Boones Ferry was decommissioned after the Boone Bridge opened in 1954 carrying what was the Baldock Freeway, is today Interstate 5. In 1961, the Dammasch State Hospital mental hospital opened on the west side of the community. Gordon House, the only house in Oregon to be designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, was built in 1963 near what became Charbonneau and moved to the Oregon Garden in 2001. Wilsonville was flooded in 1964 and the first fire station was built in 1966. Wilsonville was incorporated as a city on October 10, 1968, with a population of about 1,000. In 1971, the planned community of Charbonneau on the south side of the river was annexed into the city the year after development began. Tektronix built a campus in the city beginning in 1973, sold to Xerox; the following year Wilsonville's city hall relocated from Tauchman House at what is now Boones Ferry Park to a trailer and the next year the first city manager was hired.

A standalone post office was built in 1976 at Boones Ferry and Wilsonville roads, with city police protection added in 1979. In 1980, the city reached a population of 2,920, in 1982 the library was opened; the next year, a new city hall was opened, replacing a trailer that had served as city hall since 1975. In 1988, the city opened their first library building, which replaced the one-room library located in space leased from the school district; the population grew to 7,106 at the 1990 census, in 1991 the Town Center Shopping Center along Wilsonville Road opened. Due to growth in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, the school board approved building a new high school to be located in Wilsonville in 1992. Author Walt Morey owned an estate in Wilsonville and after his death in 1992, his widow sold the property to a developer; the housing development built on that property, Morey's Landing, bears his name as does the children's section of the Wilsonville Public Library. Walt Morey Park, a bear-themed park located in Morey's Landing, contains a life-size 8-foot-tall wooden statue of Morey's most famous literary creation, Gentle Ben.

Living Enrichment Center, a New Thought Church with as many as 3,000 members, was headquartered in Wilsonville from 1992 until 2004. The church closed that year after problems that including money laundering by the church leaders led to the bankrupting of the church. In 1995, Dammasch State H

Alphonse Alley

Alphonse Amadou Alley was a Beninese army officer and political figure. He was most active, he was born in Bassila, central Dahomey, enrolled in schools in Togo, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal before enlisting in the French army in 1950. He saw combat in Indochina from 1950 to 1953, in Morocco from 1955 to 1956, in Algeria from 1959 to 1961. After the coup in 1965, President Christophe Soglo promoted Alley Chief of Staff of the Army. Young army officer Maurice Kouandété was appointed Alley's chef de cabinet in 1967. Kouandété launched another coup against Soglo on December 17, but he was forced to hand power to Alley two days later, his administration oversaw the creation of a new constitution and a presidential election, Dahomey's first since 1964. The results were annulled because of a boycott that prevented three-quarters of the country from voting. Alley lost popularity with the suggestion that the military should retreat back to the barracks, was reduced to a mouthpiece for Kouandété. On July 17, 1968, Alley was forced to hand power to a veteran politician.

Alley's retirement was marked by a series of discharges from the military and prison sentences. At one trial, Zinsou's conduct sparked another coup led by Kouandété. On October 26, 1972, Mathieu Kérékou seized power in a coup, he ended Alley's military career, as well as that of every other senior officer, named Alley commissioner of the National Oil Wells, a role with little responsibility. Kérékou accused Alley of plotting against him on February 28, 1973, sentenced the latter to 20 years in prison, he died on March 28, 1987. Alley was born on April 1930, in Bassila, central Dahomey, he was a member of the small Widji ethnic group, based in the north. His father was a military commander, who served the French in Syria during 1942 and helped train police in Togo. Alphonse enrolled in schools in Togo, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal until he enlisted in the French army in 1950, his first combat operation that year was at the Indochinese Peninsula for the First Indochina War. Alley withdrew in late 1953. After this wartime experience, he went the Saint Maxient Non-Commissioned Officer School in France.

He saw combat in Morocco from 1955 to 1956 and in Algeria from 1959 to 1961, where he became a paratrooper. After Dahomey gained independence in 1960, Alley travelled back to his homeland and led a paratrooper unit. At first, he was a lieutenant, but he was promoted to captain in 1962 and major in 1964; that year he led several soldiers to the Dahomey-Niger border during a border dispute. Historian Samuel Decalo described Alley as "a jovial, dashing and well-liked figure" and was known by diplomats as "the wine and song officer". In Dahomeyan coups in 1963 and 1965, Alley urged General Christophe Soglo to seize power. After the 1965 coup, Soglo promoted Alley Chief of Staff of the Army. Alley made known his disagreements with Soglo on several occasions, though he remained loyal nonetheless. Young army officer Maurice Kouandété was appointed Alley's chef de cabinet in 1967 and his frequent opposition to Alley during staff meetings helped to create factions in the Dahomeyan Army. Kouandété had aspirations of his own.

On December 17, 1967, he and 60 other soldiers toppled Soglo. Kouandété seized the presidency. Members of his faction urged the new president to remain at his post, though the general public's opinion was against him. Meanwhile, France refused to aid Dahomey and would not recognise Kouandété, he was forced to appointed Alley provisional president two days although Kouandété had placed Alley under house arrest and accused him of "shirking duties" and maintained a "policy of appeasement." Kouandété served as prime minister thereafter. Alley was one of the few figures who were trusted by southern Dahomeyans alike, his role was only temporary. Among the events on the official timetable, which the military published on January 17, 1968, was the creation of a nonmilitary Constitution Commission on January 31, which would write a new Dahomeyan constitution; the document granted Alley strong executive power, was adopted by the Comite Militaire Revolutionaire, Alley's interim government comprisising only military officers, in early March.

A national referendum on the constitution was held on March 31, which passed with 92 percent in favor. The Comite decided to ban all former presidents, vice presidents, government ministers, National Assembly presidents from the upcoming presidential election; this was to prevent Dahomeyan politics from repeating its practices of old. The Supreme Court ruled the proscription was unconstitutional, although Alley overruled the decision, he instead only recognised five candidates as legitimate. In response to their disqualification, former presidents Hubert Maga and Sourou-Migan Apithy staged protests while Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin, another ex-president, supported an obscure candidate named Basile Adjou Moumouni; the election was held on May 15, was Dahomey's first since 1964. Moumouni won the election with 80 percent of the vote, but Alley declared the result void because the protest prevented nearly three-quarters of the electorate from voting; this result sparked further demonstrations, Maga, Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin, former president Christophe Soglo were forbidden to enter the country, in an attempt to crack down on dissent.

Alley felt he had made a mistake in disqu

2016 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 2016 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played between March 11 and March 19, 2016, at four conference arenas and the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. By winning the tournament, Ferris State was awarded the Broadmoor Trophy and received the WCHA's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament; this was the last WCHA tournament. This is the only year with an All-Tournament Team where the Tournament MVP was not named to the All-Tournament Team; the first round of the postseason tournament features a best-of-three games format. The top eight conference teams participate in the tournament. Teams are seeded No. 1 through No. 8 according to their final conference standing, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with an identical number of points accumulated. The top four seeded teams each earn home host one of the lower seeded teams; the winners of the first round series advance to the Van Andel Arena for the WCHA Final Five, a holdover from previous tournaments where it was used as the collective name of the quarterfinal and championship rounds.

The Final Five uses a single-elimination format. Teams are re-seeded No. 1 through No. 4 according to the final regular season conference standings. Note: GP = Games Played. All times are local. All times are local. F Kenny Babinski F Gerald Mayhew F Brad McClure D Brandon Anselmini D Casey Nelson G Cole Huggins G Darren Smith

Alexandria Rovers

The Alexandria Rovers are an Australian rugby league football team based in Alexandria, New South Wales, a suburb of south-central Sydney. They play in the South Sydney District Junior Rugby Football League. Notable First Grade Players that have played in the Alexandria Rovers include: Russell Fairfax Manoa Thompson Craig Field Yileen Gordon Greg Hawick Trent Merrin Nathan Merritt Adam Reynolds Reece Robinson Travis Robinson Darrell Trindall Paul Momirovski List of rugby league clubs in Australia Official website