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Macedonian Idol

Macedonian Idol was a Macedonian reality-competition talent show airing on A1 TV, based on the popular British show Pop Idol. The auditions for the first season started in the summer 2010 and the show aired for first time on 13 November 2010. Hosts of the show are Nenad Gjeorgjievski; the auditions started in the summer 2010. Ten Macedonian cities were included: Ohrid, Strumica, Veles, Štip, Skopje, Bitola and Prilep. Kaliopi Bukle - singer, pop diva Igor Džambazov - TV host and actor Toni Mihajlovski - TV host and actor The concerts began airing on 7 March 2011 and in the semi-finals the finalists were divided on male and female. In the first and second semi-final ten candidates got in the final, but in the third semi-final three more candidates got in the finale; the big concerts or the finals started with the Top13 finalists. The shows are airing live every Monday in 20:00 CET; every big concert has its theme

International Playwriting Festival

The International Play writing Festival was founded in 1986 by Steve Gooch and Ted Craig and was hosted by the new playwriting theatre, Warehouse Theatre until the Warehouse Theater Company Limited went into administration in May 2012. The Festival acted to ensure its reputation and continuation and is now under the umbrella of a new company, Warehouse Phoenix Limited; the IPF is held in two parts: the first is a competition with entries accepted from all over the world, which are judged by a panel of distinguished theater practitioners. The second is a celebration and a showcase of the selected plays, performed the following May; the IPF has two international partners - Extra Candoni, Udine and Theatro Ena, Cyprus representing Italian and Greek new writing. There are contributions from students from the BRIT School - the Performing Arts and Technology School. "Doing playwrights and the theatre at large a fine service". Jeremy Kingston, The Times 1990; the 2013 IPF was held at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon on the 29th and 30 June 2013 and the selected play "The Road to Nowhere" by Sean Cook was given a full production at the Aschcroft Theatre in Croydon from 2nd to 5 October 2013.

Writers discovered by the IPF include: Mark Norfolk - His debut play, Knock Down Ginger was produced at the Warehouse Theatre in June 2002. Knock Down Ginger was showcased in Urbino, Italy the same year, his second play Wrong Place was I produced by the Soho Theater in October 2003. Maggie Nevill – The Shagaround was premièred at the Premio Candoni Arta Terme 2001 and co-produced by the Warehouse Theater Company and the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton playing at the Nuffield Theatre, Ashcroft Theatre, Soho Theatre and Theatre Royal, Brighton. Roumen Shomov – The Dove was premièred at the Warehouse Theatre April 2000 and was showcased at the Premio Candoni Arta Terme in the same year, it went on to be produced in Bulgaria at The State Theatre and State Satirical Theater, Sofia. Dominic McHale – The Resurrectionists was co-produced by the Bolton Octagon Theater and the Warehouse Theater in 1998. Richard Vincent – Real Estate was produced in Italy by Il Centro per la Drammaturgia Contemporanea ‘H’ December 1999, Quartieri dell’Arte and Festival delle Ville Tuscolane July 2001 and Teatro Colosseo December 2001 and has since been developed as a screenplay.

Skin Deep was produced at the Warehouse Theatre May 2002. He has since written for the BBC’s Casualty and several screenplays for the Film Council Kevin Hood. Guy Jenkin Peter Moffat The Festival patron is Thelma Holt CBE.

Giacomo Mazzocchi

Giacomo Mazzocchi, in Latin on his titlepages Jacobus Mazochius, was a learned bookseller and noted antiquarian in papal Rome during the High Renaissance. A native of Bergamo, Mazzocchi is first heard of in 1505 as provider of finance for an edition of Vibius Sequester De fluminibus printed by J. Besicken of Rome. By 1509 Mazzocchi was himself in business as a printer. For humanists he might publish such scholarly works as the first printed repertory of Roman inscriptions, Epigrammata Antiquae Urbis, a folio of some 3,000 inscriptions of epitaphs, in which his collaborator was the Florentine priest Francesco Albertini This work includes inscriptions ranging from Roman Republican times to the age of Justinian I and is illustrated with somewhat stylised woodcuts showing some of the buildings and monuments of Rome, such as the Pantheon, the Arch of Constantine and the Pyramid of Cestius. Mazzocchi's other books include Latin translations of Greek texts, among them Byzantine authors little known at the time such as the historians Procopius and Agathias.

For more limited circulation he published ephemera that have become bibliographical rarities, but that show him as a trusted printer for the inner circle of Roman humanists: a tract on Roman calendars, a letter on sculptures in the Cortile del Belvedere by the nephew of the famous Pico della Mirandola, or twelve panegyrics composed by Petrus Franciscus Justulus of Spoleto, honouring the Papal nephew Cesare Borgia. At the same time, under the title Carmina Apposita Pasquino, Mazzocchi published annual collections of satirical pasquinades that were circulating in Rome, applied furtively by night to the Pasquino or other talking statues of Rome. Mazzocchi omitted any of these that were too critical of the Pope or the curia, for Mazzocchi, under papal privilege published many papal bullae including those of the Third Lateran Council, 1512. Mazzocchi's scholarly standing was high enough for him to be appointed, in 1515, one of the Papal Commissioners for Antiquities alongside the artist Raphael and the scholars Marco Fabio Calvo and Andrea Fulvio.

Typographically Mazzocchi's work is of interest for his early use of a large-format upper-case roman typeface for title-pages and other prominent lines. This is present in the Epigrammata but existed at least as early as 1513. Early printers in roman type set titles and headings in the same size and style as the text, it was German-speaking printers such as Johann Froben who developed the use of display-sized fonts from about 1516 onwards, so that Mazzocchi's type may well have been the first of its kind, he disappeared during the Sack of Rome and nothing subsequent is known of him


Rhinosteus is a genus of small to medium selenosteid arthrodire placoderms known from the Upper Frasnian Kellwasserkalk facies of Late Devonian Germany and Morocco. Rhinosteus is a typical genus of Kellwasserkalk selenosteids, with short cheeks, slender inferognathal plates. However, two of the species, R. traquairi, R. tuberculatus, have long, pointed rostrums, tubercles on the plates. In R. traquairi, the rostrum is pointed, extending beyond the snout, the tubercles are small and irregularly placed. In R. tuberculatus, the rostrum is bluntly pointed, the tubercles are large and plentiful. The species, R. parvulus, has a blunt rostrum that does not extend beyond the snout, lacks tuberculation altogether. The average skull length of R. traquairi is about 11 centimetres. The average skull length of R. tuberculatus is 15 centimetres, while that of R. parvulus is 4 to 6 centimetres. R. traquairi and R. tuberculatus are both endemic to Bad Wildungen. R. parvulus is found in Bad Wildungen. Rücklin discusses how specimens of small Rhinosteus have been found in the Kellwasserkalk facies of the Anti-Atlas of Morocco, are tentatively referred to R. parvulus due to their small size

Swartswood State Park

Swartswood State Park is a 3,460-acre protected area located in the Swartswood section of Stillwater and Hampton townships in Sussex County, New Jersey, in the United States. Established in 1915 by the state's Forest Park Reservation Commission, it was the first state park established by the state of New Jersey for the purposes of recreation at the state's third-largest freshwater lake. Today, Swartswood State Park is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry; the park's main feature is Swartswood Lake, a 502-acre glacial lake located in northwestern New Jersey's Kittatinny Valley—part of New Jersey's Ridge and Valley physiographic province. Both Swartswood Lake and the smaller Little Swartswood Lake are remnants of the retreat glaciers from the Wisconsin glaciation which began 20,000 years ago. Both lakes have been the focus of water-quality improvement efforts by the state, including invasive aquatic-weed control and watershed protection in association with a local non-profit organization.

The park is open all year, with many recreational activities available, including hiking, cross-country skiing, swimming and camping. Fishing and hunting are permitted within the park. In 1905, Governor Edward C. Stokes established the Forest Park Reservation Commission to begin acquiring and setting aside lands within the state of New Jersey as parks and forest reserves; the first acquisitions were forest lands with an aim toward protecting their commercial value. According to the commission's first annual report, "the forests are'the great savings banks of nature' from which we have been taking the interest and reducing the capital". However, in 1908, the state forester, Alfred Gaskill, proposed the creation of parks for recreation, writing that "the aesthetic part of forestry must be dominant here because a large proportion of the people live in towns and cities and consider the forests as their playgrounds". From his acquisition of the lake in 1888 until his death in 1905, Newark-based rubber and harness manufacturer Andrew Albright, Sr. sought to prevent free public access to the lake for fishing and strenuously fought state efforts to exercise its legislative and eminent domain powers to compel such access.

In August 1914, his children and heirs Andrew Albright, Jr. and Elizabeth Spurr sold 544 acres which included the waters of Swartswood Lake, to the commission for $30,000. The transaction was finalized with deeds filed on June 30, 1915; this included the 520-acre lake and 20 acres of land to provide nine boat launching and landing sites as well as picnic and recreation grounds. The commissioners reported. Boat liveries and picnic shelters to be maintained under proper control will make it available to a large number of people" and to stock the lake with fish; because of its focus on recreational activities, Swartswood is considered New Jersey's first state park. The park was expanded from two tracts obtained from the farm of Stillwater resident George Emmons, 12.5 acres in 1916 and 168 acres in 1941. A June 1962 park pamphlet described the park as "704 acres including the entire water body of Swartswood Lake; the land area consists of 185 acres with about one mile of lake frontage". Since 1961, open space preservation and acquisition funds from the state's Green Acres Program have aided the expansion of state's protected areas, including Swartswood State Park.

Recent purchases have connected the park with the Trout Brook Wildlife Management Area and provided protected habitat for wildlife including the bobcat and black bear. In 1992, the Swartswood Lakes and Watershed Association was established by local residents to "protect the water quality of Swartswood and Little Swartswood Lakes and preserve the lakes for recreational use"; the association has partnered with the State Park Service, Rutgers University, the United States Geological Survey in watershed management and conservation efforts. However, association members have criticized the New Jersey Division of Environmental Protection for failing to address the identification or harvesting of invasive species from the lake. Swartswood State Park is a 3,460-acre protected area located in Stillwater and Hampton townships, New Jersey. Located at 502 feet above mean sea level, the park is located along County Route 619 southeast of the hamlet of Swartswood; the focus of park is Swartswood Lake, 520-acre glacial lake, the third-largest freshwater lake in New Jersey.

The lake stretches 1 mile wide. The park's area comprises several mountain streams, including Neldon's Brook, other lakes, including Little Swartswood Lake—an 84-acre glacial lake—as well as Duck Pond, Spring Lake, Willow Crest Lake, Frog Pond; the park, its bodies of water, are located within the watershed of the Paulins Kill, a tributary of the Delaware River. Camp Lou Henry Hoover, a camp affiliated with the Girl Scouts, the 1,843.6-acre Trout Brook Wildlife Management Area administered by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife are located nearby the state park. Swartswood State Park is located in the Kittatinny Valley, a segment of the Great Appalachian Valley that stretches from Quebec to Alabama; the valley and surrounding area is part of New Jersey's Valley physiographic province. The surficial geology of the valley, namely its soils and parent materials, were created from materials left behind by the retreat of