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Pontnewydd is a suburb of Cwmbran in the county borough of Torfaen, south-east Wales. An 18th century settlement within the historical parish of Llanfrechfa Upper, Pontnewydd became an important part of the Industrial Revolution in the Eastern Valley of South Wales; the canal and river encouraged Victorian industries to flourish in this area which resulted in a steady rise in population. Pontnewydd is an electoral ward of Torfaen County Borough Council; the electoral ward includes Northville. Cwmbran was designated as a new town under the New Towns Act 1946, with the aim of housing new workers to the growing post-war industries that landscaped the valley. After the Second World War, Cwmbran’s population was 12,000 - living in the original settlements surrounding what is now known as Old Cwmbran; the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal is the main environmental feature to Pontnewydd. The area hosts a golf course, rugby football and social clubs, several churches and pubs and two community hubs. For 200 years the area was dominated by heavy industry, revolving around the local coal, iron and tin plate works.

In 1802 George Conway and Edward Jenkins of Ynys-Pen-llwch in Glamorgan, built a tin-works on the side of the Afon Llwyd at Lower Pontnewydd. In 1804 a similar works was established higher up the river at Pontrhydyrun, by John Conway, eldest son of George Conway; the Pontnewydd Works declined with the death of Charles Conway in 1884. Pontrhydyrun manufactured tinplate until 1930; the Tynewydd Tinworks opened by Charles Roberts in 1875 alongside Upper Pontnewydd Station and other tinworks established by H. D. Griffiths taken over by the Avondale Company in 1894. By 1832 Llantarnam Abbey and its estate was owned by Reginald James Blewitt MP, he opened the Porthmawr Colliery in Upper Cwmbran known as the Mine Slope. The Adit followed in 1879. At its peak the colliery was employing over 1000 men before closing in 1927. In 1840, John Lawrence erected a blast furnace on the side of the Monmouthshire Canal. By 1865 the Nut and Bolt works of Weston and Grice, the ironworks of William Roper had been established further along the canal.

By 1902 the entire site was owned by Guest and Nettlefolds in what became known as Forge Hammer. The works closed in 1980. Since the New Town, Pontnewydd has lost all that heritage to light industry in Avondale and Somerset Road; the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal was constructed in the 1790s and Pontnewydd grew as a settlement from that. The Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company railway line from Newport to Blaenafon ran through Pontnewydd from the 1850s until it was replaced by Cwmbran Drive in 1988; the railway was such an important asset to the community that there were two stations just 300 metres away from each other. At the 2011 Census, the population for the ward was 6305, the community population was 4,954. At the 2001 Census, the following information was collected for the ward: Population 6132; the community population was 4725. 47.9% Male, 52.1% Female Age Structure 21.9% aged between 0-15 37.2% aged between 16-44 19.0% aged 45–59/64 21.9% of pensionable age

Takayuki Sakazume

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Edson Chagas

Edson Chagas is an Angolan photographer. Trained as a photojournalist, his works explore cities and consumerism. In his "Found Not Taken" series, the artist resituates abandoned objects elsewhere within cities. Another series uses African masks as a trope for understanding consumerism in his home city. Chagas represented Angola at the 2013 Venice Biennale, for which he won its Golden Lion for best national pavilion, he has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and Brooklyn Museum. Edson Chagas was born in Luanda, Angola, in 1977, he has a degree in photojournalism from the London College of Communication and studied documentary photography at the University of Wales, Newport. As of 2015, he continues to live in Luanda and works as the image editor for Expansão, an Angolan newspaper. Chagas represented Angola at the country's first Venice Biennale national pavilion in 2013, his exhibition placed on the floor giveaway, poster-sized photographs of discarded objects positioned in relation to weathered architecture in the Angolan capital, Luanda.

These poster stacks were in "stark juxtaposition" with the opulent, Catholic decorations of the host, Palazzo Cini, closed for the previous two decades. The New York Times called the pavilion a "breakout star" of the Biennale, it won the biennial's top prize, the Golden Lion for best national pavilion; the jury praised his showing of the "irreconcilability and complexity of site". Frieze wrote that the pavilion showed a "relational attitude to space... responsive to context and not overly concerned with diplomacy and reifying otherness", as other African nation pavilions had been. Artsy's Giles Peppiatt named the series as a highlight and recommended purchase at the 2014 1:54 contemporary African art fair; the photographs on display came from Chagas's larger series, "Found Not Taken", which included conceptually similar photographs from cities—in addition to Luanda—where the photographer had spent time: London and Newport, Wales. The curators had asked Chagas to only display the photographs from Luanda for the Biennale, which he found acceptable since it didn't take the series out of context.

He found that the cities, which were each preparing to host major events, demonstrated a "sense of renewal" in its culture. Coming from Luanda, where everything was reused, Chagas noted how consumer habits have evolved over time, he photographed each object in spaces. Some objects were shot in nearly the same space. Through this method, Chagas felt, he has said. Chagas showed two different series in 2014, his works at the 1:54 art fair included large-format portraits that used African masks as a trope to comment on African identity. His "Oikonomo" series of self-portraits with shopping bags over his head were intended to hide his identity behind symbols of globalized capitalism and secondhand consumerism in Luanda—secondhand goods permeate African consumer culture; some of the bags include imagery such as a "World of Hope" slogan and a map of the Caribbean islands. This series from 2011, was shown at the Brooklyn Museum's 2016 "Disguise: Masks and Global African Art" exhibition. Hyperallergic highlighted the performativity in the artist wearing a Barack Obama bag over his head as kitschy and like another persona.

In 2014, at Paris Photo, Chagas showed a portrait photograph series, "Tipo Passe", depicting models dressed in contemporary attire and wearing traditional, pre-colonial African masks. The clothes came from street markets and import retailers, while the masks came from a private collection. Hyperallergic described one such image, with its carved wood mask and plaid madras shirt a "delightfully incongruous combination"; the prints were made in editions of seven. In 2015, Chagas was chosen for the Museum of Modern Art's "Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015" contemporary photography exhibition, his selections—from prior series "Found Not Taken", "Tino Passe", "Oikonomo"—focused on themes of cities and consumerism. Official website Edson Chagas at Artsy

Italy at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Italy competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. 167 competitors, 152 men and 15 women, took part in 103 events in 17 sports. Pierfranco Vianelli — Cycling, Men's Individual Road Race Klaus Dibiasi — Diving, Men's Platform Primo Baran and Renzo Sambo — Rowing, Men's Coxed Pairs Giordano Turrini — Cycling, Men's 1000m Sprint Klaus Dibiasi — Diving, Men's Springboard Wladimiro Calarese, Pier-Luigi Chicca, Michele Maffei, Rolando Rigoli, Cesare Salvadori — Fencing, Men's Sabre Team Romano Garagnani — Shooting, Men's Skeet Shooting Eddy Ottoz — Athletics, Men's 110m Hurdles Giuseppe Gentile — Athletics, Men's triple jump Giorgio Bambini — Boxing, Men's Heavyweight Lorenzo Bosisio, Cipriano Chemello, Giorgio Morbiato, Luigi Roncaglia — Cycling, Men's 4000m Team Pursuit Giovanni Bramucci, Vittorio Marcelli, Mauro Simonetti, Pierfranco Vianelli — Cycling, Men's Team Road Race Gianluigi Saccaro — Fencing, Men's Épée Abramo Albini, Tullio Baraglia, Renato Bosatta, Pier Angelo Conti — Rowing, Men's Coxless Fours Fabio Albarelli — Sailing, Men's Finn Franco Cavallo and Camillo Gargano — Sailing, Men's Star Men's Team CompetitionPreliminary Round Defeated Philippines Defeated Panama Defeated Puerto Rico Defeated Senegal Lost to Yugoslavia Lost to United States Defeated Spain Classification Matches5th/8th place: Lost to Poland 7th/8th place: Lost to Spain Team RosterCarlo Recalcati Giusto Pellanera Gianfranco Lombardi Enrico Bovone Massimo Masini Paolo Vittori Gabriele Vianello Guido Gatti Ottorino Flaborea Sauro Bufalini Massimo Cosmelli Gianluigi Jessi Sixteen cyclists represented Italy in 1968.

Individual road racePierfranco Vianelli Giovanni Bramucci Flavio Martini Tino ContiTeam time trialGiovanni Bramucci Vittorio Marcelli Mauro Simonetti Pierfranco VianelliSprintGiordano Turrini Dino Verzini1000m time trialGianni SartoriTandemWalter Gorini Luigi BorghettiIndividual pursuitCipriano ChemelloTeam pursuitLorenzo Bosisio Cipriano Chemello Luigi Roncaglia Giorgio Morbiato Gino Pancino 19 fencers, 14 men and 5 women, represented Italy in 1968. Men's foilArcangelo Pinelli Pasquale La Ragione Nicola GranieriMen's team foilPasquale La Ragione, Alfredo Del Francia, Nicola Granieri, Arcangelo Pinelli, Michele MaffeiMen's épéeGianluigi Saccaro Gianfranco Paolucci Claudio FrancesconiMen's team épéeGianfranco Paolucci, Claudio Francesconi, Giovanni Battista Breda, Gianluigi Saccaro, Antonio AlbaneseMen's sabreRolando Rigoli Wladimiro Calarese Cesare SalvadoriMen's team sabreWladimiro Calarese, Rolando Rigoli, Pierluigi Chicca, Michele Maffei, Cesare SalvadoriWomen's foilGiovanna Masciotta Antonella Ragno-Lonzi Bruna Colombetti-PeronciniWomen's team foilAntonella Ragno-Lonzi, Giulia Lorenzoni, Giovanna Masciotta, Bruna Colombetti-Peroncini, Silvana Sconciafurno Three male pentathletes represented Italy in 1968.

IndividualMario Medda Giancarlo Morresi Nicolo DeligiaTeamMario Medda Giancarlo Morresi Nicolo Deligia Seven shooters, all men, represented Italy in 1968. 25 m pistolGiovanni Liverzani Ugo Amicosante50 m rifle, three positionsGiuseppe De Chirico50 m rifle, proneGiuseppe De ChiricoTrapGalliano Rossini Ennio MattarelliSkeetRomano Garagnani Giancarlo Chiono Men's Competition Pietro Boscaini, Michele D'Oppido, Franco Del Campo, Franco Chino, Antonio Attanasio, Angelo Tozzi, Giampiero Fossati, Massimo Sacchi. Women's Competition Mietta Strumolo and Novella Calligaris Men's Team CompetitionTeam RosterAlberto Alberani Eraldo Pizzo Mario Cevasco Gianni Lonzi Enzo Barlocco Franco Lavoratori Gianni de Magistris Alessandro Ghibellini Giancarlo Guerrini Paolo Ferrando Eugenio Merello Media related to Italy at the 1968 Summer Olympics at Wikimedia Commons

Wayne Simonds

Wayne Simonds is an Australian former professionall rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s, he played in the New South Wales Rugby League premiership, Australian Rugby League and Super League competitions. Simonds began his career with the Western Suburbs Magpies in 1988. Simons scored 21 tries in 82 games. Nearing the end of his career, Simonds left the Magpies in 1994. Simonds spent only one year with the club before joining the South Queensland Crushers for their inaugural 1995 season. In 1997, Simonds joined the new Adelaide Rams franchise and was in their inaugural side. While remaining with the Rams in 1998, Simonds played for the Wests Panthers in the Queensland Cup

Shaped by Fire

Shaped by Fire is the seventh studio album by American metalcore band As I Lay Dying. It was released on September 2019, through Nuclear Blast; the album was produced by the band themselves and is the follow-up to the group's sixth album, Awakened. It is the first album in seven years after the band went on hiatus in 2014 when Tim Lambesis was incarcerated and sentenced to six years in prison for soliciting the murder of his estranged wife. After Lambesis was released from prison on probation in December 2016, he began reaching out to the other members of the band looking to apologize in person starting with Mancino and Gilbert. After that he attempted to reconnect with Sgrosso and Hipa and all four of them forgave him. On June 8, 2018, the band released the music video for "My Own Grave". On April 12, 2019, the band released a music video for "Redefined", including a guest appearance by August Burns Red frontman Jake Luhrs. Two days the band announced the "Shaped by Fire" tour of Europe with support from Chelsea Grin and Fit for a King running from September 2019 and concluding in October.

On July 15, the band announced the North American dates of the "Shaped by Fire" Tour with direct support from After the Burial and Emmure to begin on November 15 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas and conclude on December 14 with a hometown show at the Soma San Diego. Details of the album, Shaped by Fire, were leaked through Nuclear Blast's European website with a projected release date. On August 9, the band announced their album, Shaped by Fire, would be released through Nuclear Blast Records, along with releasing the album's title track. On September 13, the band released "Blinded" as the album's fourth single along with an accompanying music video. Credits retrieved from AllMusic