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Royal Shakespeare Company

The Royal Shakespeare Company is a major British theatre company, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. The company produces around 20 productions a year; the RSC plays in London, Newcastle upon Tyne, on tour across the UK and internationally. The company's home is in Stratford-upon-Avon, where it has redeveloped its Royal Shakespeare and Swan theatres as part of a £112.8-million "Transformation" project. The theatres re-opened in November 2010, having closed in 2007; the new buildings attracted 18,000 visitors within the first week and received a positive media response both upon opening, following the first full Shakespeare performances. Performances in Stratford-upon-Avon continued throughout the Transformation project at the temporary Courtyard Theatre; as well as the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, the RSC produces new work from living artists and develops creative links with theatre-makers from around the world, as well as working with teachers to inspire a lifelong love of William Shakespeare in young people and running events for everyone to explore and participate in its work.

The RSC celebrated its fiftieth birthday season from April–December 2011, with two companies of actors presenting the first productions designed for the new Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatre stages. The 2011-season began with performances of Macbeth and a re-imagined lost play The History of Cardenio; the fiftieth birthday season featured The Merchant of Venice with Sir Patrick Stewart and revivals of some of the RSC's greatest plays, including a new staging of Marat/Sade. For the London 2012 Festival as part of the Cultural Olympiad, the RSC produced the World Shakespeare Festival, featuring artists from across the world performing in venues around the UK. In 2013, the company began live screenings of its Shakespeare productions – called Live from Stratford-upon-Avon – which are screened around the world. In 2016, the company collaborated with Intel and The Imaginarium Studios to stage The Tempest, bringing performance capture to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for the first time. There have been theatrical performances in Stratford-upon-Avon since at least Shakespeare's day, though the first recorded performance of a play written by Shakespeare himself was in 1746 when Parson Joseph Greene, master of Stratford Grammar School, organised a charitable production to fund the restoration of Shakespeare's funerary monument.

John Ward's Birmingham-based company, the Warwickshire Company of Comedians, agreed to perform it. A surviving copy of the playbill records; the first building erected to commemorate Shakespeare was David Garrick's Jubilee Pavilion in 1769, there have been at least 17 buildings used to perform Shakespeare's plays since. The first permanent commemorative building to Shakespeare's works in the town was a theatre built in 1827, in the gardens of New Place, but has long since been demolished; the RSC's history began with the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, the brainchild of a local brewer, Charles Edward Flower. He donated a two-acre site by the River Avon and in 1875 launched an international campaign to build a theatre in the town of Shakespeare's birth; the theatre, a Victorian-Gothic building seating just over 700 people, opened on 23 April 1879, with a performance of Much Ado About Nothing, a title which gave ammunition to several critics. The Memorial, a red brick Gothic cathedral, designed by Dodgshun and Unsworth of Westminster, was unkindly described by Bernard Shaw as "an admirable building, adaptable to every purpose except that of a theatre."

From 1919, under the direction of William Bridges-Adams and after a slow start, its resident New Shakespeare Company became one of the most prestigious in Britain. The theatre received a Royal Charter of Incorporation in 1925. On the afternoon of 6 March 1926, when a new season was about to commence rehearsals, smoke was seen. Fire broke out, the mass of half-timbering chosen to ornament the interior provided dry tinder. By the following morning the theatre was a blackened shell; the company transferred its Shakespeare festivals to a converted local cinema. Fund-raising began for the rebuilding of the theatre, with generous donations arriving from philanthropists in America. In January 1928, following an open competition, 29-year-old Elisabeth Scott was unanimously appointed architect for the new theatre which became the first important work erected in the United Kingdom from the designs of a woman architect. George Bernard Shaw commented, her modernist plans for an art deco structure came under fire from many directions but the new building was opened triumphantly on William Shakespeare's birthday, 23 April 1932.

It came under the direction of Sir Barry Jackson in 1945, Anthony Quayle from 1948 to 1956 and Glen Byam Shaw 1957–1959, with an impressive roll-call of actors. Scott's building, with some minor adjustments to the stage, remained in constant use until 2007 when it was closed for a major refit of the interior. Timeline: 1932 – new Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opens, abutting the remains of the old. 1961 – chartered name of the corporation and the Stratford theatre becomes ‘Royal Shakespeare.’ 1974 – The Other Place opened, created from a prefabricated former store/rehearsal room in Stratford. 1986 – the Swan Theatre opened, created from the shell of the 1879 Memorial Theatre. 1991 – Purpose-built new Other Place, designed by Michael Reardon, opens. September 2004 – The vision for the renewal of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre transformation is announced. July 2006 – The Courtyard Theatre opens with a staging of Michael Boyd’s Histories. November 2010 – The Royal Shakespeare and Swan T

2015 Torneo del Inca

The 2015 Torneo del Inca is the third season of the Torneo del Inca, the first football tournament of the 2015 season of Peruvian football. All 17 teams of the first division compete in this tournament and the winner of the tournament advances to the playoffs of the 2015 Torneo Descentralizado; the 17 teams were organized into four pots based on historical influence and geographic regions and were to be drawn into the three groups. The first pot contained the Big 3, the second and third pots contained teams which play in cities that are above sea level, the final pot contained the remaining teams which were not part of the first three pots; the second place teams will be ranked based on points per game. The semi-finals was played by the three group winners and the second place team with the best points-per-game average. Tied 2-2 on aggregate. Universidad César Vallejo win 5-4 on penalties; the final was played in the Estadio Nacional in Lima. 2015 Torneo Descentralizado 2015 Torneo de Promoción y Reserva

Tontine Building

The Tontine Building is a historic mixed-use commercial and residential building at 500 Coolidge Highway in Guilford, Vermont. Built in 1819, it is a rare example of a Federal period commercial building in southeastern Vermont, is one of only three buildings in the state known to have been financed by a tontine, a subscription-based investment model; the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. It has been rehabilitated and converted into housing units; the Tontine Building occupies a prominent location in the village center of Guilford, at the southwestern corner of Guilford Center Road and US 5, the latter a major regional north-south artery. The building sits on a triangular lot, resulting in a somewhat unusual building configuration, with a typical Federal period main block facing US 5, a long ell extending at an angle along Guilford Center Road, with a "flatiron" angled corner section; the building is two stories in height, with a gabled roof, clapboard siding, foundation of mixed materials, including dry-laid rubblestone and concrete.

The main facade has a typical 5-bay Federal appearance, with a center entrance framed by pilasters and topped by an entablature with projecting cornice. The angled corner section is two bays wide, continuing the sash windows found on the main facade; the ell is ten bays long, of which six are original to the building, four represent a mid 19th-century conversion of what had been an attached barn. The interior of the building has some original features, including its original front staircase, but has otherwise been converted into seven modern residential units; the building was constructed by a group of local investors organized into a tontine. This form of subscription-based investment was popular in the 18th century, with investment payouts distributed to the surviving investors; this building was owned by its tontine group until 1869, was operated with a drugstore in the commercial space, with tenement units behind. The investment group that owned the building was responsible for significant development of the village of East Guilford in the mid 19th century.

This building saw a variety of commercial and residential uses prior to its conversion in 2008-10 to an exclusive residential use. National Register of Historic Places listings in Windham County, Vermont

Pierre de Coubertin medal

The Pierre de Coubertin medal is a special decoration awarded by the International Olympic Committee to those athletes, former athletes, sports promoters, sporting officials and others who exemplify the spirit of sportsmanship in Olympic events or through exceptional service to the Olympic movement. The medal was inaugurated in 1964 and named in honour of Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee. According to the Olympic Museum, it "is one of the noblest honours that can be bestowed upon an Olympic athlete." Some news media reported on 22 August 2016 that Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D'Agostino had received the medal after colliding with each other on the track during the 5000m event and assisting each other to continue the race. The New Zealand Olympic Committee said that no such award had yet been made, The Guardian corrected their report confirming "the award was the International Fair Play Committee Award rather than the Pierre de Coubertin award". "Nash didn't win.

He won because he had the fastest run.” —Eugenio Monti when interviewed after giving a bolt from his own bobsled to his competitors, the British bobsled team, at the 1964 Winter Olympics. Monti was awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal for his sportsmanship.“It took a lot of courage for him to befriend me in front of Hitler... You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn't be a plating on the twenty-four karat friendship that I felt for Lutz Long at that moment." —Jesse Owens after being advised by his competitor, Lutz Long, at the 1936 Summer Olympics. Long was posthumously awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal for his sportsmanship."I can't accept Emanuel's medal. I'm happy with mine. It's bronze but means gold." —Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima, in September 1, 2004, after Brazilian beach volleyball player Emanuel Rego, who won the gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games, gave his gold medal to him on a television program. Touched, Vanderlei returned it."Victory due to the opponents’ inadequate equipment is not a merit.

Co-operation among sports people is a fundamental part of Olympism." - Australian Justin Harley McDonald, who won the Pierre de Coubertin Fair Play Trophy 1994 for Act of Fair Play. McDonald was the first Australian to be awarded the Pierre de Coubertin Fair Play Trophy. Olympic Cup Olympic Order

Ravalli County Courthouse

The Ravalli County Courthouse, at 225 Bedford St. in Hamilton, was built in 1900. It includes Romanesque architecture, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It was funded by a $20,000 bond issue and built on land donated by the Anaconda Copper Mining Company, it was designed by Missoula architect A. J. Gibson and built by Charles Stabern, it has been described as having a "stunning design merges the Richardsonian Romanesque style with strong classical elements. The result is a pivotal example of the transition between nineteenth and twentieth century tastes. Graceful round-arched Romanesque style windows, popular in Victorian-era public architecture, blend with smooth wall surfaces and a horizontal orientation that reflects a newer trend toward classical styles; the tall corner tower visually interrupts the classical symmetry creating an artistic balance between old and new, a credit to Gibson’s talent."It was used as a courthouse from 1901 to 1974, subsequently used as the Ravalli County Museum

Rouen Nordic Film Festival

The Rouen Nordic Film Festival was a film festival hold in Rouen, France for screening and competition films made in Nordic and Baltic countries, the Netherlands and Belgium. In December 2010, the organisers, in conflict with the City Council, announce their intention to put an end to the festival. 2010 - Norway: Upperdog, Director: Sara Johnsen 2009 - Norway: Cold Lunch, Director: Eva Sørhaug 2008 - Denmark: Temporary release, Director: Erik Clausen 2007 - Norway: Reprise, Director: Joachim Trier 2005 - Norway: Uno, Director: Aksel Hennie 2004 - Norway: Falling Sky, Director: Gunnar Vikene 2003 - Iceland: Noi the Albino Icelandic: Nói albínói), Director: Dagur Kári 2002 - Netherlands: Drift, Director: Michiel van Jaarsveld 2001 - Iceland: 101 Reykjavík, Director: Baltasar Kormákur 2000 - Norway: Magnetist's Fifth Winter, Director: Morten Henriksen 1999 - Belgium: When the Light Comes, Director: Stijn Coninx 1998 - Lithuania: A Wolf Teeth Necklace, Director: Algimantas Puipa 1997 - Sweden: Hamsun, Director: Jan Troell 1996 - Finland: The Last Wedding, Director: Markku Pölönen 1994 - Norway: Daddy Blue, Director: René Bjerke 1993 - Iceland: Ingaló, Director: Ásdís Thoroddsen 1992 - Denmark: The Great Day on the Beach, Director: Stellan Olsson 1991 - Denmark: The Birthday Trip, Director: Lone Scherfig 1990 - Estonia: The Observer, Director: Arvo Iho 1989 - Finland: The Glory and Misery of Human Life, Director: Matti Kassila 1988 - Denmark: Babette's Feast, Director: Gabriel Axel "Nordic film Festival".

Nordic film Festival. Retrieved 2008-09-23