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SABMiller

SABMiller plc was a multinational brewing and beverage company headquartered in Woking, England on the outskirts of London until 10 October 2016 when it was acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Prior to that date, it was the world's second-largest brewer measured by revenues and was a major bottler of Coca-Cola, its brands included Fosters and Pilsner Urquell. It operated in 2009 sold around 21 billion litres of beverages. Since 10 October 2016, SABMiller is a business division of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, a Brazilian-Belgian corporation with headquarters in Leuven. SABMiller was founded as South African Breweries in 1895 to serve a growing market of miners and prospectors in and around Johannesburg. Two years it became the first industrial company to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. From the early 1990s onwards, the company expanded internationally, making several acquisitions in both emerging and developed markets. In 1999, it formed a new UK-based holding company, SAB plc, moved its primary listing to London.

In May 2002, SAB plc acquired Miller Brewing. The acquisition of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev on 10 October 2016 ended the corporate use of the name SABMiller. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV began trading on the Brussels Stock Exchange as ABI, as BUD on the New York stock exchange and as ANH on the Johannesburg market. SABMiller ceased trading on global stock marketsThe company divested itself of its interests in the MillerCoors beer company to Molson Coors. On 21 December 2016, the company agreed to sell the former SABMiller Ltd. business in Eastern Europe to Asahi Breweries Group Holdings, Ltd. Anheuser-Busch InBev had agreed to sell Grolsch Brewery, Peroni Brewery and Meantime Brewery to Asahi. On the same day, the sale of SABMiller's 49 percent share in the world's largest volume beer brand, Snow beer to China Resources Enterprise was closed. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV is selling much of an SABMiller's subsidiary, bottling and distributing Coca-Cola to the Coca-Cola Company; the affected regions include Zambia, Botswana, Lesotho, El Salvador and Honduras.

Companies such as South African Breweries and Foster's Group that were subsidiaries of SABMiller, were not sold after SABMiller was acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, are now subsidiaries of AB InBev. The origins of the company date back to the foundation of South African Breweries in 1895 in South Africa. For many decades, the operations of South African Breweries were limited to southern Africa, where it had established a dominant position in the market during South African Apartheid, until 1990 when it began investing in Europe. In 1999, after listing on the London Stock Exchange to raise capital for acquisitions, the group purchased the Miller Brewing Company in North America from the Altria Group in 2002, changed its name to SABMiller. Following this, the group's next major acquisition was of a major interest in Bavaria S. A. South America's second largest brewer and owner of the Aguila and Club Colombia brands in 2005. In 2008, SABMiller and Molson Coors created MillerCoors, a joint venture to produce beverages in the United States.

The company became engaged in the hostile takeover of Fosters in August 2011, in September 2011 the board of Foster's agreed to a takeover bid valuing the company at A$9.9bn. The deal was completed by the end of 2011, but excluded the Foster's lager brand in the UK and Europe, where it is owned by Heineken. In November 2011, SABMiller launched Impala Cervejas in Africa, the first commercially produced cassava beer, although Africans have been making cassava home brews for generations; the taste is described as "somewhat bitter, somewhat tangy, not sweet". In 2013, the company joined leading alcohol producers as part of a producers' commitments to reducing harmful drinking. In July 2014, the company announced it was divesting its 39.6 percent stake in casino and hotel group Tsogo Sun Holdings Limited through institutional share placements and a partial buy-back from Tsogo Sun. SABMiller's stake at the time was valued at ZAR11.7 billion. In September 2014, the company made an unsuccessful attempt to acquire a controlling stake in Dutch rival Heineken International, a move Bloomberg states was part of SABMiller's strategy to protect itself from a potential takeover bid from Anheuser-Busch InBev.

On 27 November 2014, it was announced that SABMiller, The Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments had agreed to combine the bottling operations of their non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages businesses in southern and east Africa. The new bottler, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, will serve 12 high-growth countries accounting for 40 percent of all Coca-Cola beverage volumes in Africa. SABMiller will hold 57 percent shareholding in the proposed venture. In May 2015, SABMiller announced it would acquire British brewery company Meantime Brewing for an undisclosed fee. On 16 September 2015, Anheuser-Busch InBev made the acquisition bid for SABMiller that would unite the world's two biggest beermakers and control about half the industry's profit; the deal, would need to go through several regulatory hurdles which would require certain operations to be spun off the group. A tentative deal was announced on 13 October 2015; the US$107 billion merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller closed on 10 October 2016.

The new company, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV is now the world's largest beer company. The target annual sales for the new company is US$55 billion. During the merger discussions between Anheuser-Busch

Tanzomat

Tanzomat is the tenth studio album by German synthpop group And One, released in 2011. The album was released along with a live CD featuring recordings from their ongoing tour. A single, "Zerstörer", was released prior to the album, but only the two B-sides, "Sex Drive" and "No Song for You" appeared on the album; some new tracks never made it to the record. Tanzomat is the band's final release with Out of Line Records, it is the final album featuring founding member Chris Ruiz as well as Gio van Oli. Reception for the album has been positive. Steelberry Clones said "Long-time fans of the band will appreciate the fact that the satire-tinged and versatile mix is much going back to the roots of the early works of And One." All songs written by Steve Naghavi. "Zerstörer" is the first single released to promote the album. Despite being released for this reason, the title track did not appear on the album. A music video was shot for "Sex Drive", one of the b-sides

The Last Act

"The Last Act" is a 1966 short story by Roald Dahl, described by its author as an attempt to write about "murder by fucking." It was first published in the January 1966 issue of Playboy, having been rejected by The New Yorker because of its disturbing content. It was included in the collection Switch Bitch, published in 1974 by Michael Joseph Ltd. Middle-aged New York widow Anna Cooper has been contemplating suicide after losing her beloved husband Ed in a car accident, but begins to feel life may be worth living again after helping out in a friend's adoption agency. While visiting Dallas, Texas alone on agency business, Anna starts to feel vulnerable, she remembers that an old flame, Dr. Conrad Kreuger, lives in Dallas, telephones him from her hotel. Anna and Conrad had been high school sweethearts, but Anna had left Conrad to marry Ed, Conrad had married another woman soon afterwards. Conrad seems pleased to hear from Anna, suggests they meet in her hotel's bar for a drink; when he arrives, Anna is now divorced.

While he appears sympathetic when Anna describes her emotional fragility, he reveals he still feels bitter about the way she had jilted him. Conrad suggests that he and Anna might have "a bit of unfinished business." Anna has drunk several martinis, lets Conrad take her to her hotel room. They prepare to make love, but Conrad becomes aggressive, pinning Anna down on the bed and "diagnosing" her as having menopausal symptoms; when Anna begins screaming, Conrad pushes her to the floor, she staggers to the bathroom, sobbing. When Conrad – who has evidently planned revenge on Anna for breaking up with him – hears her open the bathroom cabinet, he dresses and leaves the room. Dahl's biographer, Jeremy Treglown, states that "The Last Act" is a story that Dahl "would have done better to have scrapped... While the fiction is far from drawing readers into admiring Conrad, its sympathies remain painfully with Anna, it has no purpose as a mechanism other than to lead to a crudely sensationalist conclusion."

Philosophy professor Bert Olivier analysed the story in some depth in his book Philosophy and Communication

La Grange, Illinois

The village of La Grange, a suburb of Chicago, is a village in Cook County, in the U. S. state of Illinois. The population was 15,550 at the 2010 census; the area around La Grange was first settled in the 1830s, when Chicago residents moved out to the west due to the rapid population increase in the city in the decade since its incorporation. The first settler, Robert Leitch, came to the area in 1830, seven years before the City of Chicago was incorporated. La Grange's location, at 13 miles from the Chicago Loop, is not considered far from the city by today's standards, but in that time the residents enjoyed the peace of rural life without much communication with urban residents; the village was incorporated on June 11, 1879. It was founded by Franklin Dwight Cossitt, born in Granby and raised in Tennessee, moved to Chicago in 1862 where he built a successful wholesale grocery business. In 1870, Cossitt purchased several hundred acres of farmland in Lyons Township, along the Chicago-Dixon Road, known today as Ogden Avenue.

Ogden Avenue, on the site of a defunct Native American trail, was referred to as the "Old Plank Road". Planks were stolen by settlers to be used as building material, which made traveling bumpy; when the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad came to town, La Grange was a milk stop called Hazel Glen. A few miles to the south, through present-day Willow Springs, the Illinois and Michigan Canal had emerged as a major shipping corridor, connecting Chicago and the Great Lakes with the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. Cossitt set out to build the ideal suburban village - laying out streets, planting trees, donating property for churches and schools, building quality homes for sale between $2,000-$8000 USD, he placed liquor restrictions in the land deeds he sold to prevent the village from becoming a saloon town. When Cossitt began his development, the area was served by a post office known as Kensington, but upon learning of another community with that name in Illinois, Cossitt decided to name his town in honor of La Grange, where he had been raised as a youth on an uncle's cotton farm.

To this day, Kensington remains the name of one of the village's major avenues. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 destroyed much of that city, thousands of its citizens sought new homes and opportunities far from the city's ills but within a convenient commute. La Grange was ideally situated to accommodate them. Telephones were first set up by Dr. George Fox in the 1880s for quick communication between his home office and a drug store, enabling him to order prescriptions to be delivered by buggy in a moment's notice. Growing to 52 lines in 1894, it increased twofold to 120 by the next year, surged to 2,346 by 1921. There was a large spike in population around 1890 when the village was still young, while the population has been declining since the'70s. La Grange is located at 41°48′29″N 87°52′24″W, about 13 miles west of Chicago; the village is flat, only deviating from the elevation of 645 feet by at most ten feet. La Grange is surrounded by incorporated places of similar sizes on all sides except to the South West, where the generously-named La Grange Highlands are.

According to the 2010 census, La Grange has a total area of all land. Two major railroad tracks run through the village, including the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, the CSX/Indiana Harbor Belt lines; some 14,000 years ago, the land under La Grange sat on the western shore of Lake Chicago, predecessor to Lake Michigan. The prehistoric shoreline today is delineated by Bluff Avenue, a north-south street on the village's east side; as of the census of 2000, there were 15,608 people, 5,624 households, 4,049 families residing in the village. The population density was 6,220.7 people per square mile This is due to the Village Plan aiming to prevent overcrowding and to keep population density at a level consistent with the quality of life envisioned by Franklin Cossitt. There were 5,781 housing units at an average density of 2,304.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 91.02% White, 6.02% African American, 1% Asian, 0.09% Native American, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, 0.86% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino people of any race comprised 3.66% of the population. The top five ancestries reported in La Grange as of the 2000 census were Irish, Polish and English. There were 5,624 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.0% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.23. In the village, the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males. The median income for a household in the village was $80,342, the median income for a family was $95,554. Males had a median income of $62,030 versus $41,260 for females.

The per capita income for the village was $34,887. About 3.2% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over. La Grange is the mailing address for the headquarter

Stornoway, Quebec

Stornoway, French: Stornoway, Scottish Gaelic: Steòrnabhagh is a small village of 600 people. It is a municipality in Quebec, in the regional county municipality of Le Granit in the administrative region of Estrie, it is named after Stornoway, a burgh on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland by Colin Noble in 1852, replacing Bruceville. It is at the intersection of two provincial highways, Route 108 and Route 161. Media related to Stornoway, Quebec at Wikimedia CommonsFormer official website of Stornoway: "Municipalité de Stornoway". 2013-01-01. Archived from the original on 2013-01-01. Legendre Mill Région du Lac-Mégantic Mégantic Region Stornoway Toponymy Commission of Quebec Affaires municipales et régions - cartes régionales

Kiyohiko Ushihara

Kiyohiko Ushihara was a Japanese film director most famous for his gendaigeki of the silent era. Born in Kumamoto Prefecture and graduating from Tokyo University, Ushihara joined the Shochiku studio in 1920 on the invitation of Kaoru Osanai. Starting out by helping on the script to Minoru Murata's Gorky-influenced Souls on the Road, he made his directorial debut in 1921 and directed adaptations of such works as Victor Hugo's Les Misérables under the title Aa mujō. In the mid-1920s he went to America to study Hollywood working under Charlie Chaplin, he returned to film romantic comedies and action films starring Denmei Suzuki and Kinuyo Tanaka such as Shingun. Between 1928 and 1932 he co-edited the journal Eiga kagaku kenkyū with Murata, he worked at studios such as Nikkatsu, Shinkō Kinema and Daiei. Quitting directing following the Second World War, he starting to teach filmmaking at institutions such as Nihon University. In 1959, he was a member of the jury at the 1st Moscow International Film Festival.

Four years he was a member of the jury at the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival. In 1965 he was a member of the jury at the 4th Moscow International Film Festival, his son, Yoichi Ushihara, is a film director. Yama kururu Aa mujō Daichi wa hohoemu Kare to Tokyo Riku no ōja Shingun Wakamono yo naze naku ka Kiyohiko Ushihara on IMDb Ushihara Kiyohiko at the Japanese Movie Database