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Redlands, California

Redlands is a city in San Bernardino County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 68,747, up from 63,591 at the 2000 census; the population was estimated at 71,586 in 2018. The city is located 10 miles east of downtown San Bernardino; the area now occupied by Redlands was part of the territory of the Morongo and Aguas Calientes tribes of Cahuilla people. Explorations such as those of Pedro Fages and Francisco Garcés sought to extend Catholic influence to the indigenous people and the dominion of the Spanish crown into the area in the 1770s; the Serrano village of Guachama, located just to the west of present-day Redlands, was visited by Fr. Francisco Dumetz in 1810, was the reason the site was chosen for a mission outpost. Dumetz reached the village on May 20, the feast day of Saint Bernardino of Siena, thus named the region the San Bernardino Valley; the Franciscan friars from Mission San Gabriel established the San Bernardino Asistencia in 1819 and embarked on the usual program of training the native tribes to raise crops and encouraging permanent settlements.

By 1820, a ditch, known as a zanja, was dug by coerced native labor for the friars from Mill Creek to the Asistencia. In 1822, word of the Mexican triumph in the War of Independence reached the inland area, lands claimed by Spain passed to the custody of the Mexican government. In 1842, the Lugo family bought the Rancho San Bernardino Mexican land grant and this became the first fixed settler civilization in the area; the area northwest of current Redlands, astride the Santa Ana River, would become known as Lugonia. In 1851, the area received its first Anglo inhabitants in the form of several hundred Mormon pioneers, who purchased the entire Rancho San Bernardino, founded nearby San Bernardino, established a prosperous farming community watered by the many lakes and streams of the San Bernardino Mountains; the Mormon community left wholesale in 1857, recalled to Utah by Brigham Young during the tensions with the federal government that led to the brief Utah War. Benjamin Barton purchased 1,000 acres from the Latter-day Saints and planted extensive vineyards and built a winery."The first settler on the site of the present Redlands is recorded to have erected a hut at the corner of what is now Cajon St. and Cypress Ave..

Lugonia attracted settlers. "The first school teacher in Lugonia, George W. Beattie, arrived in 1874—shortly followed by the town's first negro settler, Israel Beal." In the 1880s, the arrival of the Southern Pacific and Atchison and Santa Fe Railroads, connecting Southern California to San Francisco and Salt Lake triggered a land boom, with speculators such as John W. North flooding the area now known as the Inland Empire. North and others saw the area, with its hot, dry climate and ready access to water as an ideal center for citrus production; the city of Redlands was soon established by Frank E. Brown, a civil engineer, E. G. Judson, a New York stock broker, to provide a center for the burgeoning citrus industry, they named their city "Redlands" after the color of the adobe soil. So large had the area grown by 1888. "A red-letter day in the Annals of Redlands," pronounced Scipio Craig, editor of The Citrograph newspaper, of the November 26 incorporation. The original community of Lugonia was absorbed at this time.

The newspaper was first published in July 1887 by The Citrograph Printing Company, which remains in 2017 as both Redlands' oldest business and the longest-operating printing company in California. E. G. Judson served as the first mayor; the Redlands Street Railway Company was incorporated on March 22, 1888, acquiring on June 5 a franchise from the San Bernardino County Supervisors dating to December 1887, conveying the right to construct and maintain for a term of 50 years a line of street railways in Redlands and vicinity. The initial operations began in June 1889 with a single-track line operating two-mule-team cars, the first street railway company of several to provide service to the community. Electrification and new rails replaced mules in 1899, with electrical operation beginning in December. Most Redlands street railways would pass to the San Bernardino Valley Traction Company in a consolidation on June 3, 1903, thence to the Pacific Electric in the "Great Merger" of Huntington properties under new ownership by the Southern Pacific Transportation Company on February 8, 1911.

Henry E. Huntington, nephew of late Southern Pacific president Collis P. Huntington, had gained control of the four-mile -long streetcar line of the Redlands Central Railway Company in 1908; the Pacific Electric Railway completed an interurban connection between Los Angeles and San Bernardino in 1914, providing a convenient, speedy connection to the fast-growing city of Los Angeles and its new port at San Pedro, bringing greater prosperity to the town and a new role as a vacation destination for wealthy Angelenos. Redlands was the eastern terminus of the "Big Red Car" system. At its peak, PE operated five local routes in Redlands, with streetcars running to Smiley Heights, on Orange and Citrus Avenues. Pacific Electric interurban service to Redlands was abandoned on July 20, 1936, with 2.07 miles of track into the city lifted, although PE and Southern Pacific provided freight service as far as the Sunkist packing plant at Redlands Heights on San Bernardino Avenue into at least the 1970s. The Smiley Heights line was abandoned at this t

Joan Tisch

Joan Tisch was an American philanthropist. She was a graduate of billionaire heir to the Tisch family fortune. Joan Tisch was a strong proponent of free enterprise, classical liberalism, the U. S. Constitution, as well as a regular contributor to the Economist, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal; as a wealthy businesswoman and the granddaughter of a Jewish immigrant from Russia, Joan Tisch found herself in the center of controversies. Tisch was born to his wife, Marie Ziegler, her father was a Manhattan dentist who helped disabled war veterans attend theater and sporting events. He persuaded Jack Mara president of the New York Giants, to donate 400 seats for each home game to disabled fans and their companions, according to a news release from Loews upon his death in 1981, her mother was born in Germany. In 1948, she received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Michigan and married Preston Robert "Bob" Tisch the same year, they had three children: Steve Tisch is a businessman who lives in Beverly Hills, California.

He is the only Tisch child to leave the New York area and serves as the family’s point man in their shared ownership of the New York Giants. Jonathan Tisch is the public face of the hotel division of Loews Corporation. In 1988, he married Laura Steinberg, the daughter of financier and insurance executive Saul Steinberg, at the Central Synagogue in Manhattan, they divorced. Jonathan is an active Democratic Party fund-raiser. Laurie Tisch sits on the board of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Children's Museum of Manhattan and is chairwoman of The Center for Arts Education, a nonprofit group that works to improve Arts education in the public schools, she is divorced from Connecticut hedge fund manager Donald Sussman. She founded the not-for-profit foundation, the Illumination Fund, which serves the children of New York City with an emphasis on arts education. Joan Tisch died on the morning of November 2017, at the age of 90 after a brief illness. Forbes.com profile

South Sea Bubble (play)

South Sea Bubble is a play by the English actor and dramatist Noël Coward. It was written in 1949 but not performed until 1951, not in its final form until 1956; the play was moderately successful in 1956 but failed to match the popularity of Coward's pre-war hits. The play is named after the South Sea Bubble, an economic bubble that arose from speculation in the South Sea Company; the play was written as a vehicle for Gertrude Lawrence, titled Home and Colonial. Coward intended her to open in it after the conclusion of her run in The King and I, but her unexpected death meant that she never played it; the play was retitled Island Fling. It ran for eight performances in Westport, Connecticut, US; the final version of the play opened as South Sea Bubble, at the Lyric Theatre in the West End, on 25 April 1956. It was directed by William Chappell and starred Vivien Leigh as Sandy Shotter, the wife of the governor of Samolo, a British island colony in the South Seas. Leigh was succeeded by Elizabeth Sellars.

The play ran until a total of 276 performances. Samolo, a British possession in the south Pacific, was invented by Coward for his post-war musical Pacific 1860, reused not only in South Sea Bubble, but in the author's only novel and Circumstance in which the Shotters reappear, in the play Volcano, written in 1956 but not staged until 2012. John Blair Kennedy – Arthur Macrae Captain Christopher Mortlock – Peter Barkworth Sir George Shotter – Ian Hunter Lady Alexandra "Sandy" Shotter – Vivien Leigh Punalo AlaniAlan Webb Edward Honey – John Moore Cuckoo Honey – Joyce Carey Admiral Turling – Nicholas Grimshaw Mrs Turling – Daphne Newton Robert FromeEric Phillips Hali Alani – Ronald Lewis The governor of the south seas island of Samolo, Sir George Shotter, is a liberal-minded Englishman from a modest family background, he favours self-government for the island, but is opposed by an old-Etonian local grandee, Hali Alani. At Shotter's instigation, Lady Alexandra uses her considerable personal charms to try to win Alani round to more progressive ideas.

At Government House he responds warmly but decorously to her, irritated by spiteful insinuations from the wife of one of Shotter's colleagues, Sandy is provoked into visiting Hali at his beach hut. He mistakes the nature of her overtures, she finds it necessary to knock him out, hitting him on the head with a bottle of local spirit; the progress of events is observed with acid detachment by the novelist Boffin Kennedy. Scandal threatens to overtake Sandy, but with a combination of bluff and luck, the gallantry of Hali, she survives with her reputation intact and island life continues much as before; the notices were mixed. The Daily Express judged the play Coward's best for ten years; the Observer found the conservative politics of the piece and its dialogue unpleasing. The Times thought the scene where Sandy knocks Hali out "not much of a comedy"; the Manchester Guardian found the same scene "one of the crispest and most eloquent moments that the English comedy stage has provided for years," but thought the author's touch uncertain elsewhere.

Lahr, John. Coward the Playwright. London: Methuen. ISBN 0-413-48050-X. Lesley, Cole; the Life of Noël Coward. London: Jonathan Cape. ISBN 0-224-01288-6

Yiğit Özşener

Yiğit Özşener is a Turkish actor. His family originates on paternal side from Turkish immigrants in Kavala, Greece and on maternal side from Turkish immigrants in Skopje, Macedonia. Özşener graduated from Yıldız Technical University with a degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering in 1996. Özşener, who had begun studying acting at the Şahika Tekand acting studio, began acting there in various plays, including Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter, directed by Şahika Tekand herself. He gained national attention for appearing as the "Özgür Çocuk" in a series of commercials for Turkcell, he appeared in the series Karanlıkta Koşanlar with Uğur Yücel. He acted in the series Üzgünüm Leyla, he had parts in films such as Gece 11:45 and Beş Vakit. Between 2007 and 2009, he played Cemil Paşazade in the series Dudaktan Kalbe adapted from Reşat Nuri Güntekin's novel. Since 2009, he plays Cengiz Atay in the series Ezel. In 2011, he appeared in the film Aşk Tesadüfleri Sever and starred as Mete Avunduk in the film Kaybedenler Kulübü about the 1990s cult radio show of the same name.

Üzgünüm Leyla Herkes Kendi Evinde Karanlıkta Koşanlar Yeşil Işık Zeybek Ateşi Unutma Beni O Şimdi Asker Prenses... Kankam ve Ben Crude / Fırsat Giz Estağfurullah Yokuşu Apartman 24 Saat Çalınan Ceset Gece 11:45 Arapsaçı Tombala Rüzgarlı Bahçe Kabuslar Evi: Onlara Dokunmak Rüya Gibi Beş Vakit Prenses Lissi ve Karadamı Yeti Yoldaki Kedi Kayıp Dudaktan Kalbe Kung Fu Panda Güneşi Gördüm Ezel Aşk Tesadüfleri Sever Kaybedenler Kulübü Dedemin Insanlari Son İntikam Galip Derviş The Two Faces of January İşe Yarar Birşey Cesur ve Güzel Kaybedenler Kulübü Yolda Bir Kahramanın Rüyası Yiğit Özşener on IMDb

List of highest-grossing films in Romania

The following lists represent the highest-grossing films in Romania. This lists only accounts for the films' theatrical box office earning and not their ancillary revenues. In 2009 there was a significant increase in the Romanian box office due to rising of inflation, the appearance of new theaters in several cities of the country and a higher effort in promoting the films. In April 2014, Cinema City International, the main cinema operator in Romania, plans 22 new cinema openings in Romania between 2014 and 2016; the most represented year on the list is 2019, with 10 films. Titanic is the first film in Romania to surpass the 1 million lei mark, while Avatar is the first film to surpass the 10 million lei mark; this list is ranked only in Romanian Lei. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is the first film to gross over 1 million lei in a weekend, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is the first to gross over 2 million lei in a weekend, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the first to gross over 3 million lei in a weekend and The Fate of the Furious is the first to gross over 4, 5, 6 and 7 million lei in a weekend.

The charts are based on films that premiered on a Romanian release date and not the film's worldwide release date. This is the list of highest-grossing animated films. Six of these films are in the Top 50 Romania's highest-grossing films list. 2016 is the most represented year, with 5 films. This is the list of highest-grossing Romanian films. Child's Pose is the first Romanian film to surpass the 1 million lei mark, Selfie 69 is the first romanian film to surpass the 2 million lei mark, Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time is the first romanian film to surpass the 3 million lei mark, Oh, Ramona! is the first romanian film to surpass the 4 and 5 lei marks, 5Gang: A Different Kind of Christmas is the first romanian film to surpass the 6 million lei mark, Miami Bici is the first romanian film to surpass the 7, 8, 9 and 10 million lei marks. 2019 is the most represented year, with 4 films. Two of this films are in the Top 50 Romania's highest-grossing films; this is the list of highest-grossing franchises and film series in Romania ranked in Romanian lei.

Marvel Cinematic Universe is the highest-grossing franchise, with over 100 million lei. Jumanji has the highest per-film average, with over 10 million lei; the Fast and the Furious & Jumanji are the only franchises with two films to have crossed the 10 million lei mark. 1There is no online reference of previous Star Wars films to be released theatrically in Romania before 1995. List of Romanian films Cinema of Romania Box office sources http://www.cinemagia.ro/boxoffice/romania

George M. Holmes Convocation Center

The George M. Holmes Convocation Center is an 8,325-seat multipurpose arena in Boone, North Carolina, United States, on the campus of Appalachian State University; the convocation center is named for George M. Holmes, a 1954 graduate and member of the North Carolina General Assembly; the arena itself is named for Seby Jones. It was built in 2000 and is home to the Appalachian State Mountaineers men's basketball and women's basketball teams; the inaugural event was a men's basketball game held on November 17, 2000 between the Mountaineers and the Tar Heels of North Carolina. The facility replaced Varsity Gymnasium; the George M. Holmes Convocation Center’s Mission is to provide facilities for the Department of Health and Exercise Science and to support the academic processes of Appalachian State University. Serving as a multipurpose for the northwestern region of North Carolina, the center supports university sponsored events, such as commencement and college fair. Cultural events, trade shows, athletic events and other public assembly activities are a part of the center’s programming.

The cornerstone of the Appalachian State University campus is the George M. Holmes Convocation Center. Containing Seby Jones Arena, the facility serves as the home of Mountaineer volleyball as well as the men’s and women’s basketball programs and indoor track and field squads. In 2017 and 2018, it was home to a professional indoor football team. Standing at the end of Rivers Street, the 200,840-square-foot structure houses the Department of Health and Exercise Science, includes a multipurpose arena for community and cultural events and convocation ceremonies, trade shows and athletic events; the 8,325-seat arena has HLES offices, laboratories, team areas and retractable seating. A 300-meter directional Mondo track circles the upper concourse and is used by the indoor track and field teams for both practice and competition. Student seating is located at midcourt for both basketball; the facility was opened with a celebration followed by a men’s basketball contest between Appalachian and North Carolina.

List of NCAA Division I basketball arenas Official site of the Holmes Center Holmes Center at GoASU