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Pontiac Silverdome

The Pontiac Silverdome was a stadium in Pontiac, Michigan. It sat on 199 acres of land; when the stadium opened, it featured a fiberglass fabric roof held up by air pressure, the first use of the architectural technique in a major athletic facility. With a seating capacity of 82,666+, it was the largest stadium in the National Football League until FedExField in suburban Washington, D. C. expanded its capacity to over 85,000 in 2000. It was the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL from 1975 to 2001 and was home to the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association from 1978 to 1988. In addition, the Silverdome served as the home venue for the Detroit Express of the North American Soccer League and the Michigan Panthers of the United States Football League, as well as two college bowl games: the Cherry Bowl and the Motor City Bowl. In 2012, the Silverdome served as the home venue of the Detroit Mechanix of the American Ultimate Disc League and hosted the league championship game that season.

The stadium was a regular concert venue and hosted a number of athletic and non-athletic events, including the 1979 NBA All-Star Game, Super Bowl XVI, WrestleMania III, early round games of the 1994 FIFA World Cup, regional games in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. After the opening of Ford Field in 2002, the stadium was left without a permanent tenant; the city of Pontiac was unable to find a good use for the stadium, leaving it empty for 8 years, the city ran out of money, was forced to sell due to the rising maintenance costs. After multiple attempts to solicit redevelopment plans, the city sold the stadium at auction in 2009 with no reserve for $550,000 to a Canadian real estate developer. After a significant financial investment by the new owners, the facility was brought back to its original glory; the millions of dollars invested by the new owners, were needed to bring it back to a safe and clean facility, which sadly fell into disrepair brought on by the city's financial crises, their inability to afford to spend the necessary capitol investments it required.

The Pontiac Silverdome reopened in 2010 and hosted many events, including soccer matches, concerts, HBO championship boxing, monster truck shows and many more. The harsh Michigan weather got the best of the aging venue, in 2013 an excessive amount of snow caused a portion of the antiquated roof system to tear; the Pontiac Silverdome's roof issues dates back to the 1980s with a long list of weather related problems. The Pontiac Silverdome's uniqueness was its downfall; as one of the last air supported football stadiums left, the inability to find a qualified company capable enough to repair the damaged roof, paired with the financial woes of the city, the city's inability to pay for police, emergency services and road maintanince, the decision to close the facility for good was decided in 2013. Owners auctioned the stadium's contents in 2014 and for a few years was home to tens of thousands of recalled Volkswagen vehicles. In 2017, the Silverdome owner decided to tear down the closed facility and had commissioned Adamo Demolition for the demolition.

The upper ring of the stadium, which had supported the roof structure, was imploded on December 4, 2017, after a failed attempt the previous day. Following the implosion, the remains of the stadium were brought down in sections with hydraulic excavators, the last free standing section was felled by late March 2018. In September 2019 it was announced that Amazon would develop the site and bring 1,500 jobs to the area; the Silverdome hosted the Detroit Lions of the NFL, the Detroit Pistons of the NBA, the Detroit Express of the NASL, the Michigan Panthers of the USFL, college football's Cherry Bowl, the Motor City Bowl, the MHSAA football state finals and four first-round games during soccer's 1994 FIFA World Cup. For the World Cup matches, a natural grass surface capable of growing inside the dome was developed and installed by a team from Michigan State University; this grass surface was laid upon wooden pallets atop the artificial turf, used. It was the first time; the Silverdome hosted the 1979 NBA All-Star Game, Super Bowl XVI on January 24, 1982, the 1988 and 1991 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regionals and NCAA Men's Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships in 1982 and 1983.

On March 29, 1987, the World Wrestling Federation's WrestleMania III established the record for attendance of 93,173, the largest recorded attendance for a live indoor sporting event in North America. The record stood until February 14, 2010 when the 2010 NBA All-Star Game broke the indoor sporting event record with an attendance of 108,713 at Cowboys Stadium; the Silverdome hosted an AMA Supercross Championship round from 1976 to 2005. In 2012, the Silverdome became the home stadium of the city's professional Ultimate Frisbee team, the Detroit Mechanix, of the American Ultimate Disc League; that year, the Silverdome hosted the AUDL championship game, as on August 11, the Philadelphia Spinners defeated the Indianapolis AlleyCats 29-22. After the roof had been collapsed and the stadium abandoned, Red Bull produced a video of BMX rider Tyler Fernengel riding inside the Silverdome in 2015; some notable tricks in the video were Fernengel's barspin to double peg to 180° spin on one of the handrails inside the stadium and an impressive "truckdriver" out of the luxury boxes onto a ramp that led down to the field.

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George Peponis

Dr George Peponis is a Greek Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s and 1980s. An Australia national and New South Wales state representative hooker, he played in the NSWRFL Premiership for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, with whom he won the 1980 Grand Final, he captained the Bulldogs and New South Wales, played in eight Test matches for Australia between 1978 and 1980, captaining the side on five consecutive occasions between 1979 and 1980. Peponis was born in Tripoli, Arcadia in the Peloponnese to ethnic Greek parents who came from the small Arcadian village of Levidi on the outskirts of Tripoli on 3 September 1953, he emigrated with his family to Australia when he was just 18 months old in 1954 like many other Greeks in those days. He attended Sydney's Canterbury Boys' High School where he played rugby union and was a Canterbury rugby league junior with the St George Dragons JRLFC at Clemton Park before being graded in 1973 to the under-23's side in which year he played in the Preliminary Final against the Balmain Tigers.

Peponis started the 1974 season in reserve grade and that year debuted in first grade against South Sydney when Barry Phillis was injured. He stayed in first grade for that year's finals series including Canterbury's Grand Final 1974 loss to the Eastern Suburbs. After a 1975 season interrupted by a broken leg injury, for the next five seasons from 1976 he was Canterbury's regular first grade hooker; the Canterbury club maintained a scholarship scheme for its juniors at the time which supported him financially while he conducted his medical studies. Peponis made his state debut for the New South Wales Blues in 1976 and would go on to play seven games for his state up till 1980. In 1978, Peponis was appointed Canterbury's first-grade captain and played in the Preliminary Semi-Final against the Parramatta Eels, he would go on to captain Canterbury on 71 occasions between 1978 and 1982. As a hooker he was a consistent winner of possession in those days of contested scrums and was known for his trademark ability to burrow over for tries from the dummy half position.

He made his Test debut for Australia in 1978 in the first Test against New Zealand. He was vying for the Australian hooker position with Max Krilich and Queensland's Johnny Lang and would in his career compete against Krilich for representative honours, he was selected for the 1978 Kangaroo tour on which he played two Tests, four minor tour matches and scored six tries. In 1979, after the playing retirement of Bob Fulton, he took over as state captain of New South Wales and that same year was selected as Kangaroo captain for the domestic Ashes series against Great Britain. Australia's fitness and skill dominance over Great Britain began to show in this series, a three-nil drubbing to the locals, he led Canterbury to the 1979 Grand Final loss against St George. After leading Australia to victory in two Tests in the 1980 tour of New Zealand, Peponis attained the career record of captaining Australia on five successive occasions to a clean record of five wins. Peponis was captain of Canterbury in their 18-4 1980 premiership victory over Eastern Suburbs.

Persistent neck injuries hampered the remainder of Peponis' career and he retired midway through the 1982 season. A medical practitioner, Peponis remained involved with the game through FootyTAB promotions and being on the NRL Drugs Tribunal, he was elected Chairman of the Bulldogs Football Club following the club's salary cap scandal in 2002 when they were penalised 37 competition points and fined $500,000 for systematically breaching the cap. As of 2007 Peponis is still the Chairman and was in charge when difficult decisions were made which saw his former 1980 Grand Final teammates Garry Hughes and Steve Mortimer forced out of their positions with the club. Peponis was named at hooker in the'Berries to Bulldogs 70 Year Team of Champions' in 2004, he is a Life Member of the Football Club and in 2007 was inducted into the Bulldogs Ring of Champions. Whiticker, Alan Captaining the Kangaroos, New Holland, Sydney Andrews, Malcolm The ABC of Rugby League Austn Broadcasting Corpn, Sydney Bulldogs Player Histories When a Greek captained the Kangaroos

Guruguru Eigakan

Guruguru Eigakan was a Japanese visual kei rock band formed in 1995 by Amano Tonbimaru. The band suspended their activities in 2012. Guruguru Eigakan had their first live performance on November 1995 at the Nagoya Music Farm. Guitar – Numakura Shin Bass – Tamakoshi Isao Drums – Maeda Kazutomo Bass and vocals – Yoshikawa Masatoshi Guitar – Yamada Shunsuke Drums – Matsushima Kouji Vocals – Amano Tonbimaru モボ モガ 劇場の三科 エログロイノセンス (September, 1997) 青が好きだった子供 カストリミウヂック ミィンナ悩んで大人になった。 三河湾純情ラプソディー/伏見桃山ブルース 赤い蛇 上下左右 未来派探偵ダンIII世〜11月15日発売の謎 あら、カルト。 14歳の斜陽 破戒 / 想像 或阿呆の半生前編〜さいせんじがけだらなよさ〜 何処の青さに君、負けた。 境の朱さの所為なのです。 凡人白書-浪漫主義が過ぎました。- ナンセンス 意味は無いケド 意義が有る 轍 そのままでいいよ。 恋ころん。君にはコロン、部屋無音。 センテンス 意味は有るケド 硝子張り ドロップス+bootleg+2 (May 1, 2004) 良いコトが在ると思うな思えば負けよ-君と僕の彼岸の歌より抜粋- 嫌な死 凶子の恐怖の深夜ラヂヲ 痴人の恋 或阿呆の半生後編 「僕」には足りない色がある。 仁義なきタタカいのエチュード 凡人白書 ARTISTIC in BLACK 5 異形の宴 きわもの達の快楽 烏合の衆 異形の宴 Official website JaME Profile 14sai no shayou Review

Jan Op De Beeck

Jan Op De Beeck is a famous Belgian caricature artist. He was born in the Congo and moved to Belgium in 1960, he obtained a mastership in 1979 at Sint-Thomas in Brussels and graduated in model drawing at the Royal Academy in Mechelen. He started teaching arts in 1979 at the Coloma Institute in Mechelen, he has given many workshops and master classes worldwide for professional caricature artists and was invited to many conventions as star guest and keynote speaker. Among others: 2001, together with Sebastian Krüger, master class in Portugal Master classes and workshops at multiple ISCA conventions and at Eurocon 2013 in Vienna. Bekketrekkers uit Belgenland Het Laatste Testament der Belgen De Kunst van de Karikatuur Famous Corpses Sketching is Fun! 1 & 2 Jan Op De Beeck has won numerous international awards, including 1st Place of Best Traditional Art at the Eurocature 2017 “Honorary Master” at the National Caricaturist Network "Master of the Year” in 2006 and 2012 at the National Caricaturist Network "Portfolio of the Year" in 2006 and 2007 at the National Caricaturist Network Many first places at ISCA conventions, in different categories 2003 “World’s Best Caricaturist” at the cartoon festival in Iran Place at the Global Caricature Exhibition in Seoul, Korea Official web site biography European Cartoon Center in Belgium

Le Voyage

Le Voyage is the fourth album by Paul Motian to be released on the ECM label. It was released in 1979 and features performances by Motian with Jean-François Jenny-Clark and Charles Brackeen; the Allmusic review by zebi fi sorm omk Snowden awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "Le Voyage is a reflective, ruminative disc bordering on chamber jazz and marked by that distinctive ECM sound, clean but distant. It's top-quality music, but look to Dance for more liveliness and ebullience in this phase of Paul Motian's career.". "Folk Song for Rosie" - 9:53 "Abacus" - 7:16 "Cabala/Drum Music" - 6:09 "Sunflower" - 8:48 "Le Voyage" - 11:12All compositions by Paul Motian Paul Motian - drums, percussion Jean-François Jenny-Clark - bass Charles Brackeen - soprano and tenor saxophones

Tip on a Dead Jockey

Tip on a Dead Jockey is a 1957 film, a drama directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Robert Taylor and Dorothy Malone. It is based on The New Yorker 1954 short story by Irwin Shaw. Phyllis Tredman is shocked when husband Lloyd, a decorated Korean War pilot, sends word to her after his discharge from military service requesting a divorce, she tracks him down in Madrid, where it turns out Lloyd is drinking and gambling heavily. He is tormented by having ordered so many Air Force pilots to their death on dangerous missions, he is strangely attracted to Paquita, the wife of his friend and fellow pilot Jimmy Heldon. A mysterious man named Bert Smith, aware that Lloyd is down on his luck, offers him $25,000 to do something illegal and dangerous—transport currency from Cairo to Madrid, dropping the box of cash in mid-air. Lloyd has wagered his last $1,000 on a horse race, he says if the horse wins, he won't need Smith's offer, but the race ends tragically with the jockey killed. Lloyd suspects foul play.

Jimmy takes the job. He ends up Paquita blames Lloyd, calling him a coward, it turns out to be a test run from. He intends to go through with the crime, risking everything, but Lloyd knocks him out and pilots the plane himself. Steadying himself after first being paralyzed with fear, Lloyd's flight goes badly when a propellor is damaged. Authorities are put on alert and Interpol agents begin tracking the plane. Lloyd tries to hide the money, he drops the box from the sky as planned, but notifies Interpol and gets Bert arrested at the scene of the crime. The thankful authorities elect not to punish Lloyd. Robert Taylor as Lloyd Tredman Dorothy Malone as Phyllis Tredman Marcel Dalio as Toto del Aro Martin Gabel as Bert Smith Gia Scala as Paquita Heldon Jack Lord as Jimmy Heldon Hayden Rorke as J. R. Nichols Joyce Jameson as Sue Fan Finley At one stage, Orson Welles was going to direct the film, it is the first MGM film to open with the current roaring lion in the studio's logo. According to MGM records the film earned $400,000 in the US and Canada and $650,000 elsewhere resulting in a loss of $886,000.

List of American films of 1957 Tip on a Dead Jockey on IMDb Tip on a Dead Jockey at TCMDB