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Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

The Rijksmuseum van Oudheden is the national archaeological museum of the Netherlands, located in Leiden. It grew out of the collection of Leiden University and still co-operates with its Faculty of Archaeology; the museum calls itself "the national centre for archaeology" and focuses on ancient Egypt, the ancient Near East, the classical world of Greece and Rome and the early Netherlands. The current collection of the museum is divided in the following categories: Ancient Egypt Ancient Near East Etruscan civilization Ancient Greece Ancient Rome Prehistoric Netherlands Roman Netherlands Medieval NetherlandsIn the central hall of the museum stands an original Egyptian temple, the Temple of Taffeh, taken apart in Egypt and reconstructed in the museum; the collection of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden began with an inheritance in 1743. After the death of Gerard van Papenbroek, his collection was bequeathed to Leiden University; the bequest comprised about 150 antiquities and was published in 1746 by a professor of the university.

It was put on public display but poorly cared for until half a century when it would get an official curator. This curator was classicist the world's first archaeology professor. Along with his duties as a professor at the university came the care of the archaeological cabinet consisting of the Papenbroek inheritance. Reuvens added other collections from both within and outside Leiden to the university's antiquities. Antiquities from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam were transferred to Leiden with government support in 1825; some pieces from the Thoms Collection were among the favorites of the director of the Amsterdam museum. It was agreed; these became part of the Leiden collection in 1844. In 1826, a collection of prehistorical materials arrived from the Museum of Natural History; the growth of the National Museum of Antiquities would prove to be depended much more upon foreign investments. Despite the gathering of antiquities from various Dutch organizations, the important additions to the museum would come from buying personal collections.

Among the first of these was the first Rottiers Collection. It belonged to a retired Flemish colonel. In 1820, this collection was offered to the government of the Low Countries and Reuvens was sent to determine its value and recommend on whether to buy or not. Reuvens was enthusiastic about the collection because it contained original Greek sculpture and Greek pottery, categories which lacked in the Leiden collection until then. Cautioning the ministry not to buy at any price, the Rottiers collection was sold for the sum of 12,000 guilders and placed in the National Museum of Antiquities. In 1822, Rottiers sold a second collection, of smaller importance, to the government; the best piece in this collection would turn out to be a modern cast of a marble head, a forgery. With both the first and the second Rottiers collections, the origins would remain shady. In both cases it was hinted or outright claimed that Rottiers and his son had dug up at least part of the antiquities themselves. However, in both cases it would turn out that all of the collection was bought.

Rottiers repeatedly admitted to selling forgeries and misleading buyers, but told Reuvens that he would never do so to him and that his earlier mistakes were youthful folly. From 1824 to 1826, Rottiers made a journey through the Mediterranean, paid for by the ministry; this journey was Rottiers' own idea, the purpose of it was to buy antiquities. Reuvens, not enthusiastic about this project, was asked to provide Rottiers with instructions. During these travels Rottiers complained a lot, for a while failed to produce any real results; the ministry had to go as far as send him an official warning to stop using government funds for anything other than buying antiquities. Plans of Rottiers' to start his own excavations were never discussed with Reuvens, Rottiers excavated on Melos. After this excavation Rottiers bought antiquities. During a lengthy stay on Rhodes, he studied and described the medieval architecture, large parts of which would be destroyed, making the drawings commissioned by Rottiers invaluable.

In March and September 1826, the museum received the acquired antiquities. Reuvens wrote a negative report. Though he was pleased with some of the pieces, most were hardly special and Rottiers had not provided substantial background information. Rottiers was not the only agent working for the Dutch government procuring antiquities however. While Rottiers was working in the eastern Mediterranean, Jean Emile Humbert was collecting and excavating in Tunisia. After selling his personal collection to the government, Humbert was asked to return to Tunisia on an archaeological expedition. Raised to the Order of the Netherlands Lion, with instructions from Reuvens and with a state-funded budget Humbert would collect and excavate antiquities in Tunisia from 1822 to 1824. Most important about this first expedition by Humbert was the acquisition of eight statues, which are still on display as centerpieces in the museum. A second expedition by Humbert never reached Tunisia because Humbert preferred staying in Italy.

Despite this blatant disregard of the agreements, the expedition did produce some considerable results. A collection of Etruscan artifacts, known as the Museo Corazzi, was bought for over 30.000 guilders but pleased Reuvens because Etruscan antiquities were unknown outside Italy at the time. By far the most important deal of the expedition was the acquisition of the very

Cake in a Cup

Cake in a Cup is a cupcake shop, located in Toledo, Ohio. Owned by friends Lori Jacobs and Dana Iliev, Cake in a Cup is Toledo's first and only specialty cupcake shop; the shop opened Valentines Day 2008. Lori Jacobs and Dana Iliev met while working at a deli restaurant in Toledo. After living in New York City, Jacobs did not like the gourmet cupcake shops found in the city but thought that a cupcake shop would be a good addition in Toledo. Agreeing with Jacobs, the two bought a cupcake book, started making recipes, developed their own business plan. Before opening the shop, the two sold cupcakes out of Iliev's kitchen, neither one having any formal training. In order to get publicity for the new business and Iliev appeared on the radio, on blogs, delivered cupcake samples and menus to high end hair salons and other establishments; the shop has more than thirty flavors in all, but only have certain flavors available each month. The shop has a daily menu with five flavors rotating every day. Chocolate and red velvet are sold every day.

Every cupcake is made from scratch with fresh ingredients. Cupcakes are sold for $25 a dozen; the shop does catering for weddings and other events in addition to walk in customers. Cake in a Cup sells 400-800 cupcakes on the weekdays and up to 1,500 on weekends; the goal each day is to sell out, however when they do not, the shop offers something called leftover alerts in which fans can get a discounted price on cupcakes by accessing the Facebook page and being the first to call into the shop. The shop was featured on the Food Network television show Cupcake Wars and won the top $10,000 prize; the episode's theme was the film of director Tim Burton. Their winning cupcake was a chocolate cupcake with stout beer, frosted with chocolate ganache, topped with lime green buttercream, it was decorated with upside down white chocolate chips so it would look like a mushroom, a common symbol in Tim Burton's artwork. Other cupcakes presented on the show were a blood orange and currant jam cupcake symbolizing blood, a red velvet cupcake with a red fondant heart to represent the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, a lemon blueberry cupcake drawing from the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory character, Violet.

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The Human Tornado

The Human Tornado is a 1976 American blaxploitation film directed by Cliff Roquemore. The film is a sequel to Dolemite. After coming off a successful comedy tour, Dolemite throws a get-together at his mansion; the party is crashed by racist police officers and they find out that the sheriff's wife is offering Dolemite money for sexual services. When the sheriff catches them red-handed, he kills his wife. Dolemite and his friends decide to head to California to meet Queen Bee. There, they find out that the local mob boss, Joe Cavaletti, has kidnapped two of Queen Bee's girls, forcing her to close her business and work for him. Dolemite rescues Queen Bee and her girls and teaches his enemies a lesson, all the while being chased by the sheriff, who has pinned the murder of his own wife on Dolemite. Rudy Ray Moore as Dolemite Lady Reed as Queen Bee Jimmy Lynch, as Mr. Motion Sir Lady Java, as herself Gloria Delaney as Hurricane Annie J. B. Baron as Sheriff Beatty Ernie Hudson as Bo Jack Kelly as Capt. Ryan Both the Daily Variety and BoxOffice announced Dimension Pictures’ acquisition of The Human Tornado, set for release on June 23, 1976.

The film premiered at the Rialto Theatre in Atlanta, GA, on July 23, 1976. The film was shown across twenty theaters in Los Angeles and several theaters in New York City on October 13, 1976. According to the American Film Institute, reviews of The Human Tornado focused on the film’s shortcomings editing and continuity. A review in The Hollywood Reporter praised certain performances by the actors Java, Herb Graham and Jerry Jones while a review in the Los Angeles Times found the film to be "dumber" than its predecessor as well as being much funnier; the film was restored and released on DVD and Blu-ray by Vinegar Syndrome on May 31, 2016. The Human Tornado on IMDb The Human Tornado at AllMovie

Niagara Centre (provincial electoral district)

Niagara Centre is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, represented from 1867 until 1977 and again since 2007 in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Its population in 2006 was 112,875. A new riding of Niagara Centre was created before the 1999 election from small parts of the Lincoln and St. Catharines—Brock ridings, all of the Welland—Thorold riding; the current electoral district was created in 2003: 74.9% of the riding came from Niagara Centre riding, 22.5% from Erie—Lincoln and 2.7% from Niagara Falls riding. The name was changed to Welland during redistricting in 2006. In 2018, the name was changed back to Niagara Centre; the pre-2018 Welland riding consisted of the cities of Welland, Port Colborne, the part of the City of St. Catharines lying south of a line drawn from the western city limit east along St. Paul Street West, northeast along St. Paul Crescent and south along Twelve Mile Creek, east along Glendale Avenue to the eastern city limit. Elections Ontario Past Election Results Legislative Assembly of Ontario - Greg Sorbara Elections Ontario 1999 results and 2003 results CBC: Ontario Votes 2003 - Niagara Centre Riding Profile Map of riding for 2018 election

Batman and the Monster Men

Batman and the Monster Men is an American comic book limited series written and drawn by Matt Wagner with colors by Dave Stewart, published by DC Comics in 2006 and starring the superhero Batman. It, along with its sequel Batman and the Mad Monk, are set in between the events of Batman: Year One and Batman: The Man Who Laughs, it is the first part of Matt Wagner's two-part Dark Moon Rising series, which are expanded and modernized versions of early Batman stories. Batman and the Monster Men is developed from an early Hugo Strange story from Batman #1. In Wagner's version, this is Batman's first encounter with Strange; the story depicts a young, optimistic Batman shortly after the events of Batman: Year One. Julie Madison Bruce Wayne's love interest in early comics, is reintroduced in this series. Madison had not been seen as a regular supporting cast member since 1941, in Detective Comics #49. Batman and the Monster Men gives a retroactive role to Sal Maroni, a character tied to the character Two-Face, as a crime boss funding Hugo Strange's experiments on Arkham Asylum patients.

This story is intended to depict the first time Hugo Strange is involved in creating violent giants out of human patients. This story and its sequel and the Mad Monk take place in between Batman: Year One and Batman: The Man Who Laughs. Jim Gordon has been promoted to Captain and Edward Grogan has just replaced the corrupt, mob-affiliated Gillian "Gil" Loeb as Police Commissioner. One of Batman's early encounters with a villain known as "the Red Hood" occurs some time shortly before this story begins, indicated by the fact that a newspaper headline depicted on the opening page reads: "Red Hood Gone? Eyewitnesses claim mystery thief falls to doom after Ace Chemical heist attempt foiled by run-in with vigilante Bat-Man"; the incident at Ace Chemical, depicted as flashbacks in Batman: The Killing Joke, transformed the Red Hood into the Joker, who makes his first appearance in The Man Who Laughs. Instead of being an actress as in her Golden Age incarnation, Julie is a freshly graduated law student.

Jim Gordon is shown to still be married to his first wife, Barbara Kean-Gordon, who leaves him shortly after the events of Batman: The Long Halloween and returns to him in Batman: Dark Victory

Christopher Sean

Christopher Sean Friel is an American actor known for his role as Paul Narita on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives. He played Bing Lee in the critically acclaimed web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and his recurring role of Gabriel Waincroft on CBS's Hawaii Five-0. Sean was born Christopher Sean Friel on October 25, 1985, in Oak Harbor, Washington, to Sayuri and Patrick Friel, he has two sisters and Melody. While his family moved around a lot, Sean grew up in Southern California. Sean is Japanese on his mother's side and Irish and German on his father's side. Sean grew up in the military; when his father Patrick was stationed away from home, he would put himself on video reading books to Christopher and his sisters and their mother would send recordings of her children to her husband. Sean explained that he was always comfortable in front of the camera and those experiences inspired him to get into acting. Growing up, Sean had a big poster of Bruce Lee on his wall and admits there weren't many people for him to relate to in the entertainment industry.

Sean speaks Japanese, which he picked up from his parents when his father was assigned to the USS Tripoli. Sean is trained in boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts. Sean said that he was working at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Valencia, California when he was first "discovered." He started doing modeling work, in 2007 he won the Mr. Asia USA pageant. Sean earned a $1,500 cash prize and a one-year acting class at the Michael John Studio in Van Nuys, California. Sean revealed that he struggled early on his career due to his mixed ethnicity, saying "I'm not Asian enough to play Asian roles and I'm not white enough to play white roles." He auditioned for ABC's daytime soap opera General Hospital, where he admitted to screwing up the audition due to his lack of experience. Sean has made appearances on Hollywood Heights, The Mindy Project, the web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. In 2014, he began playing the recurring role of Gabriel Waincroft on CBS's Hawaii Five-0. In October 2014, it was announced that Sean had joined the cast of Days of Our Lives as a contract cast member.

His character, pro baseball player Paul Narita, comes out as gay and becomes involved in a love triangle with supercouple Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis, is the illegitimate son of longtime character John Black. Sean voices lead character Kazuda Xiono in the animated series Star Wars Resistance. Christopher Sean on IMDb