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Pinkpop Festival

The Pinkpop Festival or PINKPOP is a large, annual music festival held at Landgraaf, Netherlands. It is held on the Pentecost weekend. If Pentecost falls on an early date in May, the festival is held in June. Starting in 1970, at Burgemeester Damen Sportpark in the town of Geleen, PinkPop is the oldest and longest running annual dedicated pop and rock music festival in the world. Nowadays, Pinkpop is a three-day festival, from Saturday through Monday when on Pentecost weekend, or Friday through Sunday otherwise, with a 60,000 people per day capacity, with performances on 4 separate stages. From 2006 through 2011, Pinkpop sold out six years in a row. During 44 editions, more than 2 million people have attended Pinkpop; some 700 music acts have played at the festival. In 1994, it was decided to sell only 60,000 tickets, to prevent overcrowding due to the popularity of the festival. In 1995, it was made into a 2-day festival. Two years in 1997, this was further expanded to three days. 2007 saw a spin-off in the year, on 11 August, called Pinkpop Classic, for an older rock audience, with bands that performed there in past decades.

This spin-off was held again in following years, with exception of 2011, in which the organisation was not able to sign enough interesting older bands. In 2008, Pinkpop was for the first time in its history not held on Pentecost weekend, which fell too early that year for the convenience of fans and performers alike; this was decided following the 2005 edition, in which the Pentecost weekend fell early and therefore Pinkpop could not convince many great performers to come play at the festival. Sales were disappointing in 2005, so by shifting the 2008 festival, the organisation hoped to solve these problems. Pinkpop 2008 turned out to have had the largest concert attendance to date; the dates for the 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2016 edition have been shifted as well, for similar reasons. The name consists of two parts.'Pink' comes from the Dutch word for Pentecost and'pop' comes from pop music. But a creative interpretation for the name combines the English word pink and the Dutch word pop, which means doll, thus forming the origin for the logo, a doll in a pink dress.

The precursor to Pinkpop was held on Pentecost Monday in 1969. It was free, called Pinknick because people were supposed to bring their own food. Only a free pig roast and free apples were provided by the organizers. Inspired by the Monterey festival from 1967, a number of hip local bands were persuaded to come and play unpaid. 10,000 visitors were attracted, ranging from pop music lovers to grandparents and their grandchildren. And families with empty shopping bags, loading up on apples. Pinkpop 2007 was held on May 26, 27 and 28 2007, it was the 20th time. On February 28, most of the line-up was revealed. Pearl Jam was announced to make their 3rd appearance on the Pinkpop stage, but they cancelled, for two of their members would become fathers in the Pentecost weekend. A Krezip replaced Amy Winehouse. Krezip started their gig playing Amy Winehouse's "Rehab". Pinkpop 2008 was held in the Landgraaf Megaland Park on 30 May, 31 May and 1 June 2008. On 10 and 17 December there were 3 bands announced to headline on each of the three festival days.

These headlining bands are the internationally renowned Foo Fighters and the reunited Rage Against the Machine. Pinkpop 2008 had the largest audience of concert attendees to date, with an average of just over 60,000 people arriving each of the three days, prompting the festival organizers to announce that 180,000 people had visited the festival; because the 42,500 available three-day passes sold out the actual number of unique visitors is 94,000. B Animal Alpha replaced Novastar. C Eagles of Death Metal replaced Chris Cornell. On 4 March 2009, the Pinkpop Board gave a press conference in Paradiso in Amsterdam, to answer questions from the press and announce which artists will be performing on Pinkpop 2009 will be announced. D Krezip replaced Depeche Mode, because lead singer Dave Gahan had to undergo a procedure after a tumor was spotted in his bladder two weeks before Pinkpop. Placebo replaced Depeche Mode as headliner. E Ryan Shaw replaced Wolfmother. Wolfmother was first planned on Sunday, but Triggerfinger covered their spot, so Ryan Shaw could play on Saturday.

Pinkpop 2011 was held on 11, 12 and 13 June, headlined by Coldplay, Kings of Leon and Foo Fighters on Saturday and Monday respectively. Pinkpop 2012 was held on 27, 28 of May. F At first Kasabian would perform as well. Kyuss Lives! Replaced Kasabian's spot, Moss covered Kyuss Lives!'s spot. Pinkpop 2013 was held on June 14, 15 and 16. Pinkpop 2014 was held on June 7, 8 and 9. Pinkpop 2015 was held on June 12, 13 and 14. G At first Sam Smith would perform as well. Placebo replaced Sam Smith's spot. H Originally the Foo Fighters would serve as the festivals headliner but had to cancel their performance due to a broken leg by frontman Dave Grohl two days earlier. Pharrell Williams became headliner instead and the Flemish trio Triggerfinger was added as a last-minute addition to the line-up. Pinkpop 2016 was held on June 10, 11 and 12. Pinkpop 2017 was held on June 3, 4 and 5. Pinkpop 2018 was held on June 15, 16 and

Space City Sigma

Space City Sigma is an Indian science fiction television series that aired on the DD National channel in the late 1980s. Along with Indradhanush, it was one of the first science fiction series produced in India; this series was directed by Ashok Talwar and Bizeth Bannerjee. Space city sigma is the first made Indian science fiction show; this show was launched by DD National Channel on 21 May 1989. Sigma is a space city, running on fusion energy and is docked on the Galactic frontier, it is the last stand for the humans against the technologically advanced race of aliens who are ruled by Zhakhakoo. The story starts when a deadly creature boards the human galactic ship, it is shown that it is the latest tactic of Zhakhakoo to defeat Commander Tara and take control over the city. Commander Tara’s city is the last obstacle for Zhakhakoo and his plan to add earth to his astronomical kingdom and the universe. For his latest quest to conquer the city Zhakhakoo has sent a Blob for the mission. Blob is a strange creature resembling a thump of smelly wet upla.

The Blob sucks all the life force out of them. Blob has the ability to kill any person, he starts killings innocent people of the space city. The people of the city are unable to find the reasons for the deaths; the word of the deaths, spread through the city like wild fire and causes mayhem and chaos throughout the city. Through this chaos, Blob is able to get close to Shakti, the head of security of the city. Shakti falls into the trap created by Blob thus giving opportunity to attack Shakti. Blob attach himself on Shakti's face. Blob uses all his strength to make sure that Shakti is killed, Shakti too looks like on the verge of dying himself. There is a struggle between the two to defeat each other in the battle; as the battle continues, it is shown that Blob in eager to kill Shakti forgets that he is a cyborg and Blob has attached himself to the metal side of his face by which it is impossible to kill Shakti. Before Blob realises his mistake Shakti overpowered Blob. Blob has no chance of standing against Shakti.

Shakti kills Blob and saves Sigma space city. The news of Blob’s failure reaches the ears of Zhakhakoo and he gets frustrated at the fact that he gets defeated again; the cast of this series are: Krishankant Sinha as Commander Tara the leader of Sigma Space City, Sanjeev Puri as Shakti, a cyborg and the head of security, Savita Bhatia as Heeri, the communication officer, Mita Vasisht as Teeba, a scientist, Anand Sharma as Dr. Luka, the doctor, Shailendra Srivastava as Zakhaaku the main antagonist of the serial, Mukamba, Zakhaakoo’s assistant. Commander Tara, the leader of Sigma Shakti, the cyborg head of security Heeri, the communication officer Teeba, the scientist Dr. Luka, the doctor Zakhaaku, the main antagonist Mukamba, Zakhaaku's assistant Captain Vyom Aryamaan - Brahmaand Ka Yodha Space City Sigma, 1989 Space City Sigma on The'Star' Krishankant Sinha of Space City Sigma

T-23 Tankette

The T-23 was a prototype tankette developed by the Soviet Union during the interwar period. Only 5 Examples of the vehicle were produced; the development of the T-23 began in 1929. The Red Army, now with experience from the earlier T-17 tankette, began development of the T-23; the design featured 2 crew members with a single 7.62 mm DT machine gun as the primary armament. The armour was up to 10 mm thick on the front and sides of the vehicle, it was equipped as well with a tail, similar to that of the T-18 tank. Many of the original design features of the tank were changed during the development; the T-23 was to contain the same 35 hp 4 cylinder engine as the T-18 light tank but this was changed to a larger 60 hp version to enable it to reach speeds of up to 40 km/h. The length of the tank was increased by 30 cm from original specifications; the T-23 never proceeded past the stage of a prototype stage. The design changes introduced to the tankette caused the price of production to rival that of the T-18 light tank itself, which had a much more powerful armament and a rotating turret.

There were only 5 examples produced before the project was scrapped in favour of licensing the Carden Loyd tankette from the United Kingdom in 1930. This design was subsequently modified into the T-27 tankette and began full production in 1931

Oslo Bus Terminal

Oslo Bus Terminal is the main bus station serving Oslo, Norway. Owned by Vaterland AS it is located beside Oslo Central Station and serves local buses to Akershus as well as domestic and international coaches; the station was built by the Akershus transit authority Stor-Oslo Lokaltrafikk as a bus station for their routes to Downtown Oslo. The station is five minutes walk from Oslo Central Station as well as the rapid transit station Jernbanetorget and the tram and city bus services at ground on Jernbanetorget. On the east side of the station is a tram station named Bussterminalen Grønland that allows the quickest transfers to the Ekeberg Line


Vaanchinathan is a 2001 Indian Tamil-language action film directed by Shaji Kailas in his Tamil debut. The script was written by Liaquat Ali Khan, it stars Sakshi Shivanand, Ramya Krishnan and Prakash Raj in pivotal roles. The film was an average hit at the box office. Vanchinathan is the supercop, transferred from Gujarat, he is someone, not averse to using the law in his own ways by killing someone and picking a suitable alibi, as long as the person is evil and will not be punished by the law. Chidambaram is a newspaper magnate who thrives on chaos and confusion which will help him boost sales of his paper, their enmity becomes personal when Chidambaram challenges Vanchinathan to arrest him when he cleverly commits a murder in broad daylight in front of Vanchinathan's own eyes. The team had agreed terms with Suresh Gopi to feature in a pivotal role, but his unavailability led to team casting Prakash Raj. Shilpa Shetty had signed on to star in the film, but opted out due to other commitments. A fight scene involving Vijayakanth, Ramya Krishnan and rowdies was shot in a set erected at AVM studios.

The song sequence,'Amul Baby', was shot at New Zealand. The film opened to mixed reviews. Rediff wrote "But the masala is appetising and in the final analysis, all that counts". Lolluexpress claimed that film is a "collection of scenes from actor's previous movies". Hindu wrote "Liyakath Ali Khan's story and screenplay are crisp and action-packed" and noted " sequences remind you of the Parthiban starrer `Abhimanyu' or Vijayakanth's own ``Vallarasu". Distributors who had bought the film had incurred heavy losses. Post release it was rumoured that footage of two heroines have been deleted to reduce the timing which earned criticism. Music is composed by Karthik Raja collaborated with Vijayakanth for second time after Alexander. Muthamida Vendum Sirikkum Siripile Amul Baby

1981 Tefilin Polyesters season

The 1981 Tefilin Polyesters season was the second and final season of the franchise in the Philippine Basketball Association. For the Open Conference, Tefilin brought back Ira Terrell, this time teaming up with former Royal Tru-Orange import Larry Pounds. Tefilin was tied with the CDCP Road Builders with ten wins and eight losses after 18 games in the eliminations. Both sophomore ballclubs missed out a semifinal berth and were two games behind the fourth qualifier Toyota Super Diesels; the Polyesters signed up Norman Black, who played for the Detroit Pistons in the Southern California Summer Pro league, as their import in the Reinforced Filipino Conference. Black led the Polyesters to move into the next round for the first time in four conferences. Norman Black poured in 71 points in Tefilin's 129-141 loss to Crispa during their quarterfinal game on October 27. Black's 71-point total was four points shy of the 75 points made by CDCP's Ronald McCoy in this same conference just a month before on September 26.

Norman Black's total output was the fourth all-time best scoring record behind the 75 points jointly shared by Ronald McCoy and Harry Rogers of 7-Up in 1976, the 74 points made by Yco-Tanduay's Russell Murray in this same conference and the 73 points set by Carl Bird of Royal Tru-Orange in 1976