The Ou Raadsaal is a historic building in Pretoria, South Africa, located on the south side of Church Square. The Ou Raadsaal housed the Volksraad, the parliament of the South African Republic, from 1891 to 1902; the Ou Raadsaal was commissioned in the late 19th century by the South African Republic as the new seat of government in Pretoria, was designed by Dutch architect Sytze Wierda in a Renaissance Revival style. The contract for construction was granted to John Johnstone Kirkness, a builder from the Orkney Islands with a prolific building career in the region, at a sum of £82,500. Construction began in February 1889 with the cornerstone laid by President Paul Kruger on 6 May that year, the work was completed in December 1891; the Transvaal Museum was established in 1892 in the upper floor of Ou Raadsaal, but was soon moved to a separate location when the room was deemed too small for the collection. In 1902, the South African Republic was annexed by the United Kingdom after its defeat in the Second Boer War, abolishing the Volksraad, the Ou Raadsaal became vacant.
In 1999, the Ou Raadsaal was declared a Provincial Heritage Site and is protected in terms of Section 34 of the National Heritage Resources Act, as it is over 60 years old. The building is known in English as the Old Council Chamber or Old Government Building, in Afrikaans as the Republikeinse Raadsaal. Ou Raadsaal in travel guide 360 degree Virtual Tour of Ou Raadsaal
Swellendam Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. As of 2011 it had a population of 35,916, its municipality code is WC034. The municipality covers an area of 3,835 square kilometres around the lower Breede River Valley, from the confluence of the confluence of the Breede River and Sonderend River downstream to the Breede River mouth on the Indian Ocean, it extends westwards up the Sonderend River and northwards across the Langeberg mountains into the Little Karoo around the Warmwaterberg. The municipality abuts on the Cape Agulhas Municipality to the south, the Theewaterskloof Municipality to the west, the Langeberg Municipality to the northwest, the Kannaland Municipality to the northeast and the Hessequa Municipality to the east. According to the 2011 census the municipality has a population of 35,916 people in 10,139 households. Of this population, 68.8% describe themselves as "Coloured", 17.4% as "White", 12.4% as "Black African". The first language of 85.1% of the population is Afrikaans, while 6.9% speak Xhosa and 4.7% speak English.
The principal town and location of the municipal headquarters is Swellendam, which as of 2011 had a population of 17,537. Suurbraak is situated east of Swellendam at the southern end of Tradouws Pass which cuts through the Langeberg, while Barrydale is at the other end of the pass on the edge of the Little Karoo. Buffeljagsrivier is situated southeast of Swellendam on the river of the same name. Malgas is located at a pontoon ferry on the Breede River, the last crossing of the river before it reaches the ocean. Infanta is situated at the mouth of the river on its southern bank; the most significant conservation areas are: Bontebok National Park Marloth Nature Reserve in the Langeberg Sanbona Wildlife Reserve The municipal council consists of eleven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Six councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in six wards, while the remaining five are chosen from party lists so that the total number of party representatives is proportional to the number of votes received.
In the election of 3 August 2016, the Democratic Alliance won a majority of six seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the 2016 election. In a by-election held on 24 July 2019, the DA managed to win a ward from the ANC; the council was reconfigured as seen below: The local council sends one representative, a member of the Democratic Alliance, to the council of the Overberg District Municipality. Official website Swellendam Municipality on the Western Cape Government website
Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics are a British rock band formed in 2016 by former Heaven's Basement vocalist Aaron Buchanan and signed to Listenable Records. Band members include Laurie Buchanan, Tom McCarthy, Mart Trail and Paul White; the band cite 1990s grunge rock influences and came together for first rehearsals in June 2016 with Kev Hickman formally of RavenEye on drums, this was followed up with a full UK tour alongside InMe starting on 17 October 2016 through to 23 October. The band continued to tour through 2017 with appearances at Download Festival, a full UK tour alongside Life Of Agony and a European tour with Royal Republic in support of The Man With Stars On His Knees album; the band has toured with the likes of Skid Row and Skindred amongst many others. After departing Heaven's Basement in late 2015, Buchanan went into the studio to record The Man With Stars On His Knees. Many of the demo's were put together by Buchanan during his time in Heaven's Basement; the album was produced by producer James Curtis-Thomas at Plus 11 Studios.
The Man With Stars On His Knees was predominantly written by Buchanan in the United Kingdom with many of the vocals and song structures put together at the Reddington family home in Chambers Flat, Australia. The album features Aaron Buchanan, James Curtis-Thomas, Laurie Buchanan and Ryan Woods and was tracked at Plus 11 Recording Studio in Boreham; the album was sent off to be mastered at Abbey Road Studios. The first single video, "All The Things You've Said And Done" was released on 12 October 2016 on Facebook, shortly after on YouTube and was released as a physical copy with a b/side "Fire In The Fields Of Mayhem." "Think Soundgarden. Think Muse. Think power, and think of a band who can back up a big riff with an bigger chorus." Was a line used to describe The Man With Stars On His Knees by Team Rock. Hard Rock Hell posted "It's obvious that Buchanan has seized the opportunity to strike free and plough a fresh creative furrow." Classic Rock gave a 7/10 review finishing with "Buchanan is back on his feet, swinging from the heavens."
Rob Halford of Judas Priest commented on the band via Instagram on a photo of Aaron Buchanan and Halford together at the Hell-Bent For Leather exhibition in Parliament Tattoo, Finsbury Park, London in 2017 saying the band were "making waves." Show Me What You're Made Of All The Things You've Said And Done Dancin' Down Below The Devil That Needs You Journey Out of Here The Man With Stars On His Knees A God Is No Friend Left Me For Dead Mind Of A Mute Morals? Buchanan has cited influence and appreciation of Freddie Mercury of Queen. On 5 September 2016, The Cult Classics Facebook page posted a video of Aaron Buchanan & Tom McCarthy in celebration of what would have been Mercury's 70th birthday, a tribute to what would have been both 25 years since his death and 30 years since the Queen at Wembley gig of 1986, they performed acoustically a rendition of "Love of My Life", a song performed and internationally by Queen in their hey-day. The rendition was inspired by the Live at Wembley'86 performance of the song and achieved over 50,000 hits in just a matter of days to exceptional media response.
Brenno il nemico di Roma is a 1963 film about the sack of Rome in 387 BC. This film was written by Adriano Bolzoni, Arpad DeRiso and Nino Scolaro and was directed by Giacomo Gentilomo. Gordon Mitchell as Brennus Ursula Davis as Nissia Massimo Serato as Marcus Furius Camillus Tony Kendall as Quintus Fabius Erno Crisa as Decius Vatinius Pietro Tordi as Vaxo Nerio Bernardi List of films set in ancient Rome Brennus, Enemy of Rome on IMDb
Martin Gilbert Zeno is an American professional basketball player for CSM Oradea. In the 2012-2013 season Zeno earned Korisliiga Most Valuable Player in Finland. Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga On February 23, 2016, Zeno signed with CSM Oradea of the Liga Națională. He won the 2015–16 Romanian championship with Oradea; because Oradea won the Romanian championship and the team played in the Basketball Champions League the following season. On January 19, 2017, Zeno was named BCL Game Day MVP after scoring 42 points for an efficiency rating of 40 in a win over Kataja. On 19 December 2018, he has joined Hungarian club Alba Fehérvár