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Polygnotus

Polygnotus was an ancient Greek painter from the middle of the 5th century BC. He was the pupil of Aglaophon, he was a native of Thasos, but was adopted by the Athenians, admitted to their citizenship. During the time of Cimon, Polygnotus painted for the Athenians a picture of the taking of Troy on the walls of the Stoa Poikile, another of the marriage of the daughters of Leucippus in the Anacaeum. Plutarch mentions that historians and the poet Melanthius attest that Polygnotus did not paint for the money but rather out of a charitable feeling towards the Athenian people. In the hall at the entrance to the Acropolis other works of his were preserved; the most important of his paintings were his frescoes in the Lesche of the Knidians, a building erected at Delphi by the people of Cnidus. The subjects of these were the visit to Hades by the taking of Troy; the traveller Pausanias recorded a careful description of figure by figure. The foundations of the building have been recovered in the course of the French excavations at Delphi.

From this evidence, some archaeologists have tried to reconstruct the paintings, other than their colours. The figures were detached and overlapping, ranged in two or three rows one above another. Therefore, it seems that the paintings of this time were executed on precisely the same plan as contemporary sculptural reliefs. Polygnotus employed only a few simple colours. Technically his art was primitive, his excellence lay in the beauty of his drawing of individual figures in the "ethical" and ideal character of his art. A contemporary and teacher of Pheidias, Polygnotus had the same grand manner. Simplicity, childlike, sentiment at once noble and gentle, extreme grace and charm of execution, marked his works, in contrast to the more animated and technically superior paintings of ages

Rancho San Ramon (Amador)

Rancho San Ramon was a 20,968-acre Mexican land grant in the southern San Ramon Valley of present-day Contra Costa County, California. Rancho San Ramon was adjacent in the northern San Ramon Valley, it was given in 1834 by Governor Jose Figueroa to Jose Maria Amador. The five-square-league San Ramon grant stretched down the San Ramon Valley from what is now southern Danville on the north to Dublin on the south, from the crest of the western ridge to the crest of the east, encompassed present-day Dougherty Valley; the Dublin area was called "Amador" for many years. José María Amador, born at the Presidio of San Francisco, one of the youngest of eleven children of Pedro Amador and Ramona Noriega, he probably named his ranch after his mother and his maternal grandfather, Ramón Noriega. He was a younger brother of Sinforosa Amador. Amador County was named in his memory, he spent his early years as a soldier and explorer, serving in the army of Nueva España, was administrator at the Mission San José.

Amador had 22 children. He built several adobes at his rancho headquarters near Alamilla Springs in today’s Dublin, including a two-story adobe, used by James Dougherty in the 1860s. With the cession of California to the United States following the Mexican-American War, the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo provided that the land grants would be honored; as required by the Land Act of 1851, a claim for Rancho San Ramon was filed with the Public Land Commission in 1852, 16,517 acres of the grant was patented to Jose Maria Amador in 1865. Amador sold his rancho. James Witt Dougherty bought 10,000 acres in 1852. In 1850, Leo and Mary Jane Norris purchased one square league of land on the northwest corner of the rancho from Amador. A claim was filed with the Land Commission in 1852 and 4,451 acres was patented to Leo Norris in 1882. Ranchos of Contra Costa County, California List of ranchos of California

SABC News

SABC News is both a 24-hour news channel owned by the South African Broadcasting Corporation as well as the name of the news division of the broadcaster. The News Service was established in June 1950, replacing the programmes of the BBC. Although this was because the BBC broadcasts were seen as giving a British viewpoint of current affairs, there were concerns that the SABC service would become overly pro-government, or "Our Master's Voice". By 1968, it had over 100 full-time reporters in the main cities and local correspondents all over the country, with overseas news provided by Reuters, AFP, AP and UPI. There was a News Film Unit which, prior to television in 1976, produced films for news agencies and television organisations. In 1998, the SABC began to broadcast two TV channels to the rest of Africa: SABC Africa, a news service, Africa 2 Africa, entertainment programming from South Africa and other African countries, via DStv. In 2003, Africa 2 Africa was merged with SABC Africa to create a hybrid service, drawing programming from both sources.

SABC Africa closed in August 2008. In 2007, the SABC launched a 24-hour international news channel, SABC News International, but closed in 2010. In 2017 SABC announced that they would launch two new channels on DStv as part of a deal with Multichoice to add a news service and a general entertainment channel, SABC News and SABC Encore. Cutting Edge Agenda Frankly speaking Global Fokus Interface A view from the house Leihlo la Sechaba, Current affairs newsmagazine in Sotho language Zwa Maraman, Current affairs in Venda language Bophelong, Current affairs in English language Ngula Ya Vutivi, Current affairs in Tsonga language Yilungelo Lakho, multilingual consumer affairs series Democracy Gauge, Current affairs in English Expressions, Current affairs in English focuses in youth Special assignment,Current affairs in English Unfiltered,Current affairs focuses in govt & politics SABC News

1928–29 French Rugby Union Championship

The 1928–29 French Rugby Union Championship of first division was won by Quillan, which defeated the Lézignan in the final. The championship was contested by 40 clubs, divided into 8 pools of five. In bold the club qualified to next round In bold the club qualified to next round In the French Championship "Honneur", Roanne beat Olympique de Carmaux in the final, 11–0. In the Promotion, the FC Auscitain beat l'US, 6–3. In Fourth Division, the Club Amical de Morcenx beat Saint-Marcellin, 16–0. Le Stade Français was French Champion for 2nd XV, beating Biarritz, 3–0. L'Humanité, 1928-1929 Compte rendu de la finale de 1929, sur lnr.fr finalesrugby.com

My First Love (TV series)

My First Love is a 2018 fantasy South Korean television series starring Lee Jung-shin, Seo Ji-hoon and Lee Yeol-eum. It is based on the webtoon by the same title, released in 2015, it aired on OCN's Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:00 time slot from January 8 to February 6, 2018 for ten episodes. The story of a man who cannot forget his first love from ten years ago and is given the chance to redo history as he returns to the past. Lee Jung-shin as Kang Shin-woo A high school mathematics teacher who, by an accidental opportunity, returns to ten years in the past and meets his younger self. Seo Ji-hoon as young Kang Shin-woo Lee Yeol-eum as Han Ji-sooShin-woo's first love, a pretty and smart student who hides an inner pain from childhood. Kim Sun-young as Shin-woo's mother Cho Seung-hee as Baek Na-hee Kim Min-seok as Kim Min-seok Min Do-hee as Jang So-ra Lee Joo-hyung as Joo Geun-deok Song Ji-hyun as Kang Shin-hee Lee Sang as Ki-wan Go Gyu-pil Lee Tae-sun as Shin Joo-hwan The series marks the three main actors' first-ever lead role.

It was planned by SBS Plus, the production company of the series, to air My First Love on their network, but moved to OCN. There was a plan to stream it first on the Oksusu app before the broadcast; the first script reading of the cast took place at SBS Prism Tower in Sangam-dong. It was pre-produced: filming started in late August 2017 and wrapped up on October 25. In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings; this drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which has a smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters. In Sri Lanka, the drama is available to stream on Iflix with English subtitles. In India, this drama is available on MX Player dubbed in Hindi retitled as Melting heart. Official website My First Love on IMDb My First Love at HanCinema

The Doom Generation

The Doom Generation is a 1995 black comedy thriller film written and directed by Gregg Araki. It stars James Duval, Rose McGowan, Johnathon Schaech; the film follows two troubled teenage lovers, Amy Blue and Jordan White, who pick up a young handsome drifter named Xavier Red. After he accidentally kills a store clerk, the trio embarks on a journey full of sex and people from Amy's past. Billed as "A Heterosexual Movie by Gregg Araki", The Doom Generation is the second film in the director's trilogy known as the "Teenage Apocalypse Trilogy", the first being Totally Fucked Up and the last one Nowhere; the characters of Amy Blue and Jordan White are based on the Mark Beyer comic strip "Amy and Jordan". The Doom Generation was Araki's major film debut, it was shot at night during January 1994 in Los Angeles on a budget of $800,000. The crew avoided well known landmarks and shot in undeveloped areas of urban sprawl to give the film an apocalyptic feel; the reasonable budget allowed Araki to hire professional crew, making it the first of his films not shot by himself.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 1995, before appearing at various other film festivals. It received mixed reviews from critics. During the press screening, many of the critics walked out. However, at the San Francisco International Film Festival, the film received critical acclaim, most proclaiming it as Araki's breakthrough film. Distributed by Trimark Pictures, it was released in the United States on October 27, 1995. Despite the favorable reviews, the film did not achieve financial success, earning only $284,785 at the box office. McGowan was nominated for the Best Debut Performance at the 11th Independent Spirit Awards. Teenage lovers Jordan White and Amy Blue pick up a handsome drifter named Xavier Red while driving home from a club. Jordan gives Xavier the nickname "X". A late-night stop at a convenience store leaves the three on the run when X accidentally kills the store's owner, forcing the trio to hide in a motel to avoid arrest. While Jordan and Amy have sex in the bathtub, X learns from the local television news program that the store owner's wife disemboweled her children with a machete before committing suicide, thus, he concludes, removing any possibility of the trio being caught by the police.

That evening, Amy has sex with X though they do not get along. Jordan finds out, things become tense as the two men develop a lingering sexual attraction for one another; as the trio journeys around the city of Los Angeles, they continue to get into violent situations due to people either claiming to be Amy's previous lovers or mistaking her for such. The FBI declares it will find Amy and kill her, she is mistakenly identified by a fast food window clerk as "Sunshine" and by a character played by Parker Posey as "Kitten". Jordan, Amy and X spend the night in an abandoned warehouse. While Amy goes to urinate, Jordan and X are attacked by a trio of neo-Nazis, one of whom had mistaken Amy for his ex-girlfriend "Bambi"; the gang proceeds to beat up X and hold Jordan down as the aforementioned neo-Nazi ties up and rapes Amy on top of an American flag. The group severs Jordan's penis with pruning shears and forces it into his mouth. After Amy breaks free, she kills the neo-Nazis with the shears and escapes with X, leaving Jordan for dead.

The film ends with X driving aimlessly on the road with no communication as the film fades. Rose McGowan as Amy Blue James Duval as Jordan White Jonathon Schaech as Xavier "X" Red Dustin Nguyen as Nguyen Coc Suc, the convenience store clerk Margaret Cho as Nguyen's wife Parker Posey as Brandi Lauren Tewes and Christopher Knight as TV anchorpeople Nicky Katt as Bartholomew, Carnoburger cashier Amanda Bearse as Barmaid Cress Williams as Peanut Skinny Puppy as Gang of goons Perry Farrell as Stop'n' Go clerk Heidi Fleiss as Liquor store clerk Khristofor Rossianov as Don The Doom Generation received mixed reviews, with critics comparing the film both favorably and unfavorably to Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers. Film website Rotten Tomatoes, which compiles reviews from a wide range of critics, gives the film a score of 47% based on 34 reviews. Roger Ebert famously gave the film "zero stars" and wrote, "Note that I do not object to the content of his movie, but to the attitude." Ricky da Conceição of Sound on Sight named the film the best of Araki's "Teenage Apocalypse Trilogy" and said it "represented a major artistic leap forward" for Araki, who "creates a twisted pastiche of science fiction, nihilistic road movie and teen angst filtered with dead pan comedy and his own unique commentary on the depravity of modern America."

He praised the set design, lighting and actress Rose McGowan, who "steals the show as the foul mouthed, morally aimless femme fatale on crystal meth and Diet Coke." In March 2012, the UK company Second Sight Films released a DVD with anamorphic widescreen and director/cast commentary. Previous releases up until this point lacked the commentary, with many lacking the widescreen format; the Doom Generation on IMDb The Doom Generation at Box Office Mojo The Doom Generation at Rotten Tomatoes