Raja Harishchandra is a 1913 Indian silent film directed and produced by Dadasaheb Phalke. It is considered the first full-length Indian feature film. Raja Harishchandra features Dattatraya Damodar Dabke, Anna Salunke, Bhalchandra Phalke, Gajanan Vasudev Sane and is based on the legend of Harishchandra, with Dabke portraying the title character; the film, being silent, had English and Hindi-language intertitles. Phalke decided to make a feature film after watching The Life of Christ at a theatre in Bombay, now known as Mumbai, he founded Phalke Films Company. He imported the hardware required for the filmmaking and exhibition from England, France and the United States. Phalke shot a short film Ankurachi Wadh to attract investors for his venture, he published advertisements in various newspapers calling for the crew. As no women were available to play female leads, male actors performed the female roles. Phalke was in charge of scriptment, production design, make-up, film editing, along with film processing.
Trymbak B. Telang handled the camera. Phalke completed filming in 27 days producing a film of 3,700 feet, about four reels; the film premiered at the Olympia Theatre, Bombay, on 21 April 1913, had its theatrical release on 3 May 1913 at the Coronation Cinematograph and Variety Hall, Girgaon. It laid the foundation for the film industry in the country; the film is lost. Some film historians believe these belong to a 1917 remake of the film by Phalke titled Satyavadi Raja Harishchandra; the status of Raja Harishchandra as the first full-length Indian feature film has been debated. Some film historians consider Dadasaheb Torne's silent film Shree Pundalik, released on 18 May 1912, the maiden Indian film; the Government of India, recognises Raja Harischandra as the first Indian feature film. King Harishchandra is shown teaching his son, how to shoot with a bow and arrow in the presence of Queen Taramati, his citizens ask him to go on a hunting expedition. While on the hunt, Harishchandra hears the cries of some women.
He reaches a place where the sage Vishvamitra is performing a yajna to get help from Triguna Shakti against their will. Harishchandra unwittingly interrupts Vishvamitra in the midst of his yajna by releasing the three powers. To appease Vishvamitra's wrath, Harishchandra offers his kingdom. Returning to the royal palace, he informs Taramati of the happenings. Vishvamitra sends Harishchandra and Rohitashva in exile and asks them to arrange for dakshina. While in exile, Rohitashva dies and Harishchandra sends Taramati to ask the Dom king for arranging a free cremation. While Taramati is on her way to meet the Dom king, Vishvamitra frames her for the murder of the prince of Kashi. Taramati pleads guilty and is ordered to be beheaded by Harishchandra; when he raises his sword to complete his task, a pleased Lord Shiva appears. Vishvamitra reveals that he was examining Harishchandra's integrity, returns the crown to him and brings Rohitashva back to life. Dattatraya Damodar Dabke as Harishchandra Anna Salunke as Taramati, Harishchandra's wife Bhalchandra Phalke as Rohitashva, son of Harishchandra and Taramati Gajanan Vasudev Sane as VishvamitraOther artists in the film were Dattatreya Kshirsagar, Dattatreya Telang, Ganpat G. Shinde, Vishnu Hari Aundhkar, Nath T. Telang.
On 14 April 1911, Dadasaheb Phalke with his elder son Bhalchandra went to see a film, Amazing Animals, at the America India Picture Palace, Girgaon. Surprised at seeing animals on the screen, Bhalchandra informed his mother, about his experience earlier that day. None of the family members believed them, so Phalke took his family to see the film the next day; as it was Easter, the theatre screened a film about Jesus, The Life of Christ by the French director Alice Guy-Blaché instead. While watching Jesus on the screen, Phalke envisioned Hindu deities Rama and Krishna instead and decided to start in the business of "moving pictures". After completing his two-week trip to London to learn filmmaking techniques, he founded Phalke Films Company on 1 April 1912. During his London trip, Phalke had placed an order for a Williamson camera and Kodak raw films and a perforator which reached Bombay in May 1912, he taught his family to perforate and develop the film. Though Phalke was certain of his idea of filmmaking, he could not find any investors.
So, he decided to make a short film to demonstrate the techniques. He planted some peas in a pot, placed a camera in front of it, shot one frame a day for over a month; this resulted in a film, lasting just over a minute, of the seed growing and changing into a climber. Phalke showed it to selected individuals; some of them, including Yashwantrao Nadkarni and Narayanrao Devhare, offered Phalke a loan. In his Marathi language magazine Suvarnamala, Phalke had published a story Surabaichi Kahani; the story, which depicted the ill effects of alcoholism, was the first. After watching several American films screened in Bombay, he observed they included mystery and romance which the audiences liked. Family members suggested the storyline should appeal to middle-class people and women and should highlight Indian culture. After considering various stories depicted in Hindu mythology, Phalke's family shortlisted the legends of Krishna, Savitri a
Zachary Michael MacMath is an American professional soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper in Major League Soccer for Real Salt Lake. MacMath was born in St. Petersburg, the son of Marcia and Gary MacMath. MacMath is Jewish, his mother is Jewish, his father is Catholic, he himself practices Judaism. He became a Bar Mitzvah at a Conservative synagogue in St. Petersburg, he attended St. Petersburg High School as a freshman, attended the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Florida, he was a two-time Parade magazine High School All-American soccer goalkeeper. MacMath attended the University of Maryland, where he was first choice goalkeeper for three seasons, winning numerous individual awards along the way, it was during this time. At the end of the 2010 season, MacMath was named to the Jewish Sports Review's All-America team. MacMath was drafted No. 5 overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by the Philadelphia Union. MacMath started his first string of games in September 2011 due to the injury of starting keeper Faryd Mondragon.
After failing to make the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs, MacMath joined Premier League side Everton for a training stint during the MLS off-season. In January 2015, MacMath was loaned to Colorado Rapids for the 2015 season. MacMath's option was declined by Philadelphia at the end of the 2015 MLS season, he was traded to Colorado in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. On December 9, 2018, MacMath was traded to Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for Nicolás Mezquida and $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money. On December 17, 2019, Real Salt Lake acquired MacMath from Vancouver in exchange for $50,000 in TAM in 2020. MacMath played in the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel, where the American Maccabiah team did not earn a medal. MacMath led the U. S. U-20 men’s national team to the Milk Cup title, posting a strong performance that helped defeat host Northern Ireland, 3–0, at the Showgrounds in Ballymena, on July 30, 2010. MacMath finished the tournament unbeaten after recording a 1–0 victory over China on July 26.
MacMath participated in both training camps in Florida last December and January. MacMath along with Union teammate Amobi Okugo were called up to the U-20 squad for the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in March–April; the Philadelphia Union is the only Major League Soccer team with two players represented. MacMath trained with the U-23 Olympic squad in preparation for the 2012 London Olympics in two camps prior to qualifying; as of match played on July 25, 2019. List of select Jewish football players Zac MacMath at Major League Soccer U. S. soccer profile Terrapins profile
The Woolner Brothers were an American film releasing company formed in 1955, made up of Lawrence and David Woolner. After US Army service in World War II, Lawrence started a New Orleans drive-in theatre in 1948, his brother Bernard had opened the first drive-in theatre in Memphis. Like other drive-in owners, the Woolners advanced money to low-budget B picture producers to finance their product, their first release was Roger Corman's Swamp Women, followed by Corman's Teenage Doll, both released through Allied Artists. Bernard Woolner produced the cheesy but financially successful Attack of the 50 Foot Woman in 1958; the company moved to California in the early 1960s. The Woolners directly financed films made in Italy, though they released several of Mario Bava's films in America, Bava turned down a contract to make films directly for them in 1965. Woolner Brothers' final release was The Sin of Adam and Eve in 1969. Lawrence became a partner in Corman's New World Pictures in 1970 as President in charge of Sales and Distribution, but left with two other members of New World to join Kinney National Company, which would become Warner Communications, form Dimension Pictures in 1971.
Swamp Women Teenage Doll Attack of the 50 Foot Woman Hercules Conquers Atlantis/Hercules and the Captive Women Hercules in the Haunted World Flight of the Lost Balloon Castle of Blood Castle of the Living Dead Blood and Black Lace The Human Duplicators Mutiny in Outer Space The Las Vegas Hillbillys Hillbillys in a Haunted House Lightning Bolt Red Dragon The Sin of Adam and Eve Woolner Brothers at the Internet Movie Database
The Nanjing Metro is a rapid transit system serving Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province, with stations in all of the city's eleven districts. It is constructed and operated by the Nanjing Metro Group Company; the results of Nanjing's 2015 Municipal Bureau of Statistics count showed that Nanjing Metro carried a total of 720 million rides that year. The idea for a metro system in Nanjing was first proposed in 1984 in the Nanjing Municipal People's Congress as a way to ease traffic concerns. An underground alignment was preferred in order to "protect the historical city's monuments and walls". Over the next few years, the city hired researchers and engineers to plan the system and to study existing metros like Hong Kong's MTR. In 1992, construction began on an experimental station in what would become Sanshanjie station. In 1999, following the successful completion of the station's experimental phase, Nanjing became the fifth city after Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen to receive approval from the National Development and Reform Commission to begin work on a subway.
One year in December, construction on the initial 21.7 km line of the system broke ground. The system has 159 stations, divided between urban lines and S-train lines. There are 12 transfer stations, Daxinggong, Jimingsi, Taifenglu, Xinjiekou, Yuantong, Nanjing Railway Station, Nanjing South Railway Station, with the latter two connecting to China's nationwide conventional rail and high-speed rail network. An additional two stations connect to the Hexi tram and one serves the city's international airport. Systemwide, service begins every morning with the earliest train scheduled to depart Yushanlu station on Line 10 at 5:40 a.m. and concludes with the final train scheduled to arrive at Maigaoqiao Station on Line 1 just after 12:27 a.m. the next morning. Line 1 is the first operating line in the Nanjing Metro system; the initial north-south 21.7 km segment became operational on September 3, 2005, serving 16 stops between Maigaoqiao and Olympic Stadium stations. In 2010, a 12-station, 18 km southward extension of Line 1 opened, forking the line at Andemen station.
Shortly after the southern extension of Line 1 was completed, a second, east-west oriented line opened for service. While planned to open in phases, all 26 stations of Line 2 opened in May 2010; that same year, groundbreaking work began for Line 3. Phase one of Line 4 opened two years in January 2017, with 18 stations spanning a length of 33.8 km. As of Line 4's opening, there is just under 177 km of urban metro lines in operation; the Nanjing Metro operates five S-train branded suburban metro lines: Line S1, Line S3, Line S7, Line S8, Line S9. The 35.8 km Line S1 opened in 2014 ahead of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympics, connected Lukou International Airport with the rest of the metro system. Line S8 opened soon after, connecting suburban Luhe District with the metro network, with plans to extend to neighboring Anhui Province. Line S3 opened in late 2017, is the third line to cross the Yangtze River. Lines S7 and S9 connecting the far southern districts of Lishui and Gaochun to Line S1, opened on May 26, 2018 and December 30, 2017, respectively.
These three lines collectively consist of 200.3 km. As of 2017, Line 5, Line 7, a five-station northward extension of Line 1 are concurrently under construction; the Nanjing Metro operates 159 stations across eight lines, with 106 stations on the system's five urban lines and 56 along its two S-lines. Among these are transfer stations to China's high-speed rail and conventional passenger rail network, as well as Nanjing's tramway and international airport. Additionally, the metro's expansion plans consist of one urban rail and three suburban rail lines opening within the next five years, expanding the system by an additional 64 stations, with transfer stations counted once per line; the system's largest and busiest station is Xinjiekou, the transfer station between Lines 1 and 2, with 24 marked exits and a floor dedicated to retail and commercial activities. Xinjiekou attracted 158,200 passengers on New Year's Eve in 2015 and 130,500 daily passengers in 2016 during China's week-long National Day holiday.
The metro stations in Nanjing South Railway Station and Nanjing Railway Station carried 102,000 and 99,800 daily riders during the same holiday period. Other high-ridership stations include Daxinggong, Fuzimiao and Xiamafang. Nanjing Metro Website
Jarrod Shaw is an American football offensive guard, a free agent. He signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2011, he played college football at Tennessee. He attended Northside High School in Louisiana, he was All - State while in high school. He played college football at Tennessee where he started 6 games in his junior season and 13 games in his senior season. While at Tennessee, Shaw played all five positions along the offensive line during his career. On July 26, 2011, he signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent. On September 3, 2011, he was released. On September 4, he was signed to the practice squad. On January 3, 2012, he was signed to a reserve/future contract after spending the 2011 NFL season on the Cleveland Browns practice squad. On August 31, 2012, he was released. On September 1, he was signed to the practice squad. On October 22, 2012, he was promoted to the active roster, he was waived by the Cleveland Browns on September 1, 2013. Shaw was signed by the Oakland Raiders as a reserve/future free agent on January 13, 2014.
On August 31, 2014, Shaw was released. Tennessee Volunteers bio Cleveland Browns bio
WDRC-FM, known as 102.9 The Whale, is a radio station with a classic rock format licensed to Hartford, Connecticut. The station began broadcasting in 1959 and was the first commercial FM station in the Hartford radio market; the station is owned by John Fuller's Red Wolf Broadcasting Corporation, with studios are located on Blue Hills Avenue in Bloomfield, Connecticut with other radio stations and transmitter site in Meriden, Connecticut. WDRC-FM traces its roots to the Doolittle Radio Company, which established what would become WDRC in 1922. In 1941, Doolittle upgraded an experimental FM station to a commercial license and used the call letters WDRC-FM. Doolittle sold the FM station in 1956 to General Broadcasting Corporation and the AM station in 1959 to Buckley Broadcasting. Buckley inherited a second FM license, which it used to establish the current WDRC-FM; the original WDRC-FM is now WHCN. The current WDRC-FM was issued a program test authority by the FCC on October 26, 1959, it signed on at 8:15 p.m. that same day.
On August 31, 1966, WDRC-FM increased power from 7,000 to 17,500 watts to 50,000 watts the following May. It began broadcasting in stereo in September 1969. In 1973, the station began employed a Top 40 format. In 1977, the station flipped to album rock, with a much deeper playlist than its rivals WCCC and WHCN. However, by 1979, the station leaned Rock/AC, abruptly flipped back to Top 40 in early 1980. By 1984, WDRC-FM was an oldies-based Adult Contemporary station, but only played oldies on the weekends. Due to positive listener feedback, on September 26, 1986, WDRC-FM became an oldies station full-time. At that point, the station focused on hits of 1964 to 1969, with about four songs per hour from the 1955-63 era; the station played about one song from the early 1970s per hour. The AM station offered oldies until 1990. Core artists included The Beatles, The Four Seasons, Elvis Presley, Everly Brothers, The Hollies, The Righteous Brothers, Dion, among others; the station had quite high ratings being number one at least a few times.
The format continued throughout the 1990s and into the 2000s unchanged. In August 2000, WDRC-FM stopped using the "Big D 103" name and became known as "Oldies 102.9 DRC-FM." The station stopped referring to themselves as "Oldies" a short time later. In 2001, WDRC-FM began playing several songs from the 1970s, adding artists like Billy Joel, Doobie Brothers, James Taylor, others into the mix; the station began adding about a dozen or so songs from the 1980s by oldies artists, playing about one every couple of hours. They began decreasing music from the pre-1964 era; the station became based in the 1970s, playing only a few 1960s songs per hour along with about the same amount of 1980s hits. To appease traditional oldies fans, WDRC-FM launched an internet radio station playing music from 1955 to 1964. In the winter of 2007, WDRC-FM phased out most of the 1980s music, cutting that back to about one every couple hours; the station increased the 1964 to 1969 product, making those songs core hits once again on a gradual basis.
The amount of 1970s music was cut back to about 5 per hour. The station brought back select songs from the 1950s and early 1960s, playing them about once every 90 minutes. By 2008, the station began increasing 1980s songs to about one per hour, its HD-2 station now plays 1960s oldies focusing on the pre-1964 era. In the early 2010s, the main station identified itself as "Good Time Rock'n' Roll", while using in the "Big D" moniker, its music playlist once again focused on the 1960s from 1964 on, while emphasizing 1970s hits and including a few 1980s songs. Jingles were reintroduced in 2008. In late 2008, the station started adding reverb to the audio chain as well as improving the audio processing, thus improving the overall audio quality of the station. On March 5, 2014, Buckley Broadcasting announced that it would sell its Connecticut radio stations, including WDRC-FM, to Connoisseur Media; the sale was consummated on July 7, 2014 at a price of $7,922,035. On July 7, 2014, WDRC-FM changed their name to "102.9 DRC", modified their slogan to "Classic Hits of the 70s, 80s and More."
In addition, a majority of the station's airstaff was let go. On January 20, 2015, at 10:29 a.m. after stunting with a loop of the old Hartford Whalers theme "Brass Bonanza", WDRC-FM changed their format to classic rock, branded as "102.9 The Whale". On January 15, 2018, it was announced that the station was sold to Red Wolf Broadcasting Corporation; the deal included sister station “Talk of Connecticut” WDRC 1360 Hartford and two of its three simulcasts, WMMW 1470 Meriden and WSNG 610 Torrington, translator W272DO 102.3 New Haven. In 2008, WDRC-FM implemented HD Radio technology. HD2 is known as The Big D, uses old DRC-FM jingles, plays 1950s to mid-1960s oldies that the main channel does not, they mix in a moderate amount of mid-to-late 1960s oldies as well. HD3 carries AM 1360 WDRC's talk format. Official 102.9 The Whale website Query the FCC's FM station database for WDRC Radio-Locator information on WDRC Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WDRC