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Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is a Group 1 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 2,400 metres, it is scheduled to take place each year on the first Sunday in October. Popularly referred to as the "Arc", it is Europe's second most prestigious horse race, its roll of honour features many acclaimed horses, its winners are subsequently regarded as champions. It is the world's second richest turf race. A slogan of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, first used on a promotional poster in 2003, describes the event as "Ce n'est pas une course, c'est un monument" – "It's not a race, it's a monument"; the Société d'Encouragement, a former governing body of French racing, had restricted its races to thoroughbreds born and bred in France. In 1863, it launched the Grand Prix de Paris, an event designed to bring together the best three-year-olds from any country. Thirty years it introduced the Prix du Conseil Municipal, an international race for the leading horses of different age groups.

It was run with weights determined by a horse's previous performances. The creation of a third such race was proposed at a committee meeting on 24 January 1920; the new event would complement the Grand Prix de Paris and serve as a showcase for French thoroughbred breeding. It would have similar characteristics to the Prix du Conseil Municipal, but each horse would compete on equal terms, unpenalised for previous victories. Coming in the wake of World War I, it was decided that the race would be named after the Arc de Triomphe, a famous monument, the scene of a victory parade by the Allies in 1919; the chosen title had been assigned to a minor event at Longchamp. Another suggested title was the "Prix de la Victoire"; the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was first run on Sunday 3 October 1920. The inaugural running was won by a three-year-old colt owned by Evremond de Saint-Alary; the winner's prize was 150,000 francs. In 1935, the event secured state funding by the means of a lottery, which awarded prizes according to the race result and the drawing of lots.

The system was first used in 1936, it continued until 1938. The "Arc" was cancelled twice during World War II, in 1939 and 1940, it was run at Le Tremblay with a distance of 2,300 metres in 1943 and 1944. Government funding of the race resumed with money obtained through the Loterie Nationale. Offering an attractive jackpot of 50 million francs, this enabled a rapid increase of the prizes for both the "Arc" and its supporting races. By the 1970s, the assistance of the lottery had diminished, the system was discontinued after the 1982 running. Since the "Arc" has had several sponsors, including Trusthouse Forte, CIGA Hotels and Groupe Lucien Barrière; the present sponsor of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is the Qatar Equestrian Club. The sponsorship agreement was signed in Doha in 2008, as a result the prize fund was doubled from €2 million to €4 million. Now, the prize for the Arc is worth € 5 000 000. Arc Weekend now includes seven races classed at Group 1 level, four with Group 2 status, it features the Arabian World Cup, the world's richest race for purebred Arabian horses with €1 000 000 prize-money.

Due to renovations at the Hippodrome de Longchamp the 2016 and 2017 edition of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe took place in Chantilly. A Cadum finished first in 1925. B c The 1943 and 1944 editions were run at Le Tremblay over 2,300 metres. D Midnight Sun dead-heated for first in 1959. E Sagace finished first in 1985. F The 2016 and 2017 runnings took place at Chantilly. List of French flat horse races France Galop / Racing Post: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 2019 1920–1949, 1950–1979, 1980–2009 – A Brief History: Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe – Longchamp. – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe – Official website. – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Abelson, Edward; the Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. Pp. 190–194. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. Randall, John. Horse Racing: The Records. Guinness Superlatives Ltd. pp. 74–78. ISBN 0-85112-446-1. Race Recordings

Pumpkin Soup

"Pumpkin Soup" is a song by Kate Nash, featured on her fourth single, the third to be lifted from her debut album Made of Bricks. It was released on 17 December 2007, making it a contender for the Christmas number one and entered the charts at number 58 on the UK Top 75 based on downloads only reached number 40 with a physical release the following week, it reached a peak of number 23 on 6 January, equalling the peak of previous single "Mouthwash". Nash stated in an interview on BBC Radio 1 that the title "Pumpkin Soup" was a working title she had saved on her computer when writing early versions of the song, that her record company had intended to name it "I Just Want Your Kiss" after the main lyric in the song. Pitchfork Media wrote "Pumpkin Soup is one of the few Made of Bricks tracks that finds Nash's acutely enunciated words complemented with just the right amount of swirling sonic accoutrements". All songs written by Kate Nash, except "Pumpkin Soup", written by Paul Epworth. Side B has no music.

The music video for "Pumpkin Soup" was directed by Kinga Burza and sees Nash in an oversized novelty world inhabited by giant cats and bright colours, is titled as by "Little Red Productions", a reference to the final track of Made of Bricks, "Little Red". The video features her and a boy in a kissing booth, which reflects the chorus lyric "I just want your kiss, boy," and main props include Love Hearts and bears; the character of "Boy" is played by photographer Wesley Goode. The song spent total 10 weeks on UK Single Charts before falling off. Review of Kate Nash's Pumpkin Soup on Unreality Music Review of Pumpkin Soup on Mixtape Maestro Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

List of Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball seasons

This is a list of the seasons completed by the Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team, the most successful and well-known sports program at Georgetown University. It won the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship in 1984 under Jr.. The Hoyas reached and lost the Championship game in 1943, 1982, 1985; the Hoyas have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 30 times in all, making it to the Final Four in 1943, 1982, 1984, 1985, 2007. The Hoyas have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament thirteen times – turning down an invitation to the NIT on a fourteenth occasion – and twice have advanced to the NIT final, losing in 1993 to Minnesota and in 2003 to Big East rival St. John's; the team was successful in the original Big East Conference of 1979-2013: it won or tied for the regular-season conference titles in 1980, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1992, 2007, 2008, won regular-season division titles in 1996 and 1997. The team was more dominant in the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament during the 1980s: it won in 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, won in 2007 as well.

Georgetown and six other Big East universities left the original Big East Conference to join a new Big East Conference in 2013, the old Big East conference renaming itself the American Athletic Conference. During the five seasons preceding the formation of the original Big East, Georgetown was successful in the Eastern College Athletic Conference's regional Division I ECAC Men's Basketball Tournaments for Northeastern independents, winning regional championships in 1975, 1976, 1979. Georgetown was a founding member of the Eastern Intercollegiate Conference in 1932 and remained a member until the conference disbanded in 1939. Georgetown was the EIC′s regular-season co-champion in 1939. Totals Seasons: 111Record Overall: 1673–1054.613 Eastern Intercollegiate Conference: 27–39.409 Big East Conference: 338–220.606 Big East Conference: 65–72.474Regular-Season Division Championships: 2 Big East 7 Division: 2 Big East West Division: 0Regular-Season Conference Championships: 8 Eastern Intercollegiate Conference: 1 Big East Conference: 7 Big East Conference: 0Conference Tournament Championships: Eastern College Athletic Conference regional tournaments: 3 Big East Conference: 7 Big East Conference: 0NCAA Tournament: Appearances: 30 Final Four appearances: 5 National championships: 1 Overall record: 47-29.618National Invitation Tournament Appearances: 13 Championships: 0 Overall record: 15-14.517 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball record book.

Retrieved 2013-Sep-24.] The Georgetown Basketball History Project: Year By Year Records

Horizon (novel)

Horizon is a fantasy novel by American writer Lois McMaster Bujold. It is the fourth in the tetralogy The Sharing Knife. With Fawn's prompting, Dag seeks out a teacher. A powerful groundsetter at local New Moon Cutoff Camp could be the answer to his prayers, but conflicts arise between the insular Lakewalker traditions and Dag's determination to be a healer for farmers. Dag, Arkady the groundsetter and others embark on a long journey by wagon, they are joined by several other characters, some Lakewalker, some farmer, including Fawn's brother and his wife, Berry. On their way up the Trace, a long wagon road, they encounter a malice, an evil being with great power. A Lakewalker kills the malice with a sharing knife. Fawn guesses that this malice was fleeing something more powerful; that turns out to be a second malice. That malice is killed by Whit, aided by Fawn and Berry, unprecedented—no farmer has killed a malice without Lakewalker aid before. At the end of the book and Fawn's vision of closer cooperation and understanding between Lakewalkers and farmers, as partners, is beginning to be achieved.

Dag Bluefield ne Redwing Hickory, 56 Fawn Bluefield, Dag's wife, 19 Whit Bluefield, Fawn's elder brother Berry Bluefield née Clearcreek, Whit's wife Remo — Pearl Riffle Crossing – patroller Barr — Pearl Riffle Crossing, Remo's younger patroller partner Arkady Waterbirch — New Moon Cutoff – maker, groundsetter Neeta — New Moon Cutoff – patroller, back from 2 years exchange in Luthlia Tavia — New Moon Cutoff, Neeta's partner Hod — Boy beguiled by Dag Hawthorne Clearcreek, 11, Berry's brother Bo, Berry's maternal uncle Publisher's Browse inside excerpt, Chapters 1–5

Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva

Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva was the wife of former President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, First Lady of Brazil from 2003 to 2010. Lula's first wife, Maria de Lourdes da Silva, died in labour when Lula was in his twenties and Marisa'a first spouse, Marcos Cláudio da Silva, died in 1971. On 24 January 2017, Marisa Letícia suffered a stroke, she died ten days on 3 February, at the age of 66 at Sírio-Libanês Hospital. President Michel Temer declared three days of official mourning, she was cremated the next day. Her ashes were interred in the Cemitério Jardim da Colina, in her native São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo

Box Butte County, Nebraska

Box Butte County is a county in the U. S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 11,308, its county seat is Alliance. The county was formed in 1886. In the Nebraska license plate system, Box Butte County is represented by the prefix 65. Box Butte County was formed as part of a series of partitionings of the Nebraska Panhandle. In 1883, the Nebraska legislature divided the Panhandle into two counties and Cheyenne. In 1885 the original Sioux County was divided into three counties: Sioux and Sheridan; because of the distance to the county seat of Chadron, residents of southern Dawes County asked that it be split off. The new county was named after a butte in the northern part of the county. In the Nebraska license plate system, Box Butte County is represented by the prefix 65. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has an area of 1,078 square miles, of which 1,075 square miles is land and 2.5 square miles is water. As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 12,158 people, 4,780 households, 3,298 families in the county.

The population density was 11 people per square mile. There were 5,488 housing units at an average density of 5 per square; the racial makeup of the county was 90.84% White, 0.37% Black or African American, 2.74% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.55% from other races, 1.96% from two or more races. 7.65 % of the population were Latino of any race. 36.4 % were of 8.1 % Irish and 5.3 % American ancestry. There were 4,780 households out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.00% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.05. The county population contained 28.10% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $39,366, the median income for a family was $46,670. Males had a median income of $36,966 versus $21,762 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,407. About 9.70% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over. Alliance Hemingford Berea Letan Nonpareil Box Butte County voters have been reliably Republican for decades. Since 1936 the county has selected the Republican Party candidate in every national election. National Register of Historic Places listings in Box Butte County, Nebraska Kooiman, Barbara A. and Elizabeth A. Butterfield. "Nebraska Historic Buildings Survey: Reconnaissance Survey Final Report of Box Butte County, Nebraska". Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved December 11, 2017. County website