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San Sebastián International Film Festival

The San Sebastián International Film Festival is an annual FIAPF A category film festival held in the Spanish city of Donostia-San Sebastián in September, in the Basque Country. Since its creation in 1953 it has established itself as one of the 14 "A" category competitive festivals accredited by the FIAPF, of which it has one of the lowest budgets, it has hosted several important events of the history of cinema, such as the international premieres of Vertigo, by Alfred Hitchcock and the European premiere of Star Wars. It was the first festival attended by Roman Polanski and has helped advance the professional careers of filmmakers such as Francis Ford Coppola and Pedro Almodóvar; the festival was founded in 1952. Although it was intended to honour Spanish language films, films of other languages became eligible for consideration in 1955, when the festival was specialized in color films, it has been acknowledged by the FIAPF as an A category festival since 1957, with the exception of the 1980–1984 period, when no major awards were given.

These are the main sections of the festival: Official Selection: According to FIAPF regulations, a selection of recent cinematographic works, which have not been shown in other festivals, compete for the major awards. Some films are included out of competition. New Directors: First or second movies of new talents. Horizontes Latinos: A selection of films from Latin America, unreleased in Spain. Pearls: A selection of the best movies screened at other international festivals throughout the year. Zabaltegi – Tabakalera: A competitive section aiming for heterogeneity with no formal norms. Made in Spain: A showcase of the year's Spanish movies for their international launch. Zinemira: A showcase of movies produced or directed by Basques. Retrospectives: Retrospectives are included in the program to present the works of a renowned filmmaker or works that represent a particular theme. Culinary Cinema: A non-competitive selection of gastronomy-related films. Velodrome: Projections of movies for a big audience in a giant screen installed at the Velódromo de Anoeta.

Nest Film Students: Selected shorts graduation projects, from film schools around the world. An international jury evaluates the films in the Official Section and awards the following prizes: Golden Shell for Best Film Special Jury Prize Silver Shell for Best Director Silver Shell for Best Actress Silver Shell for Best Actor Jury Prize for Best Cinematography Jury Prize for Best Screenplay Donostia AwardThe following are the main awards for films in the pararell sections: New Directors Award: decided by a special jury, the films in the New Directors section compete for this prize. Audience Award: The audience chooses a film from among those in the Pearls section. Youth Award: A jury composed of 350 youngsters aged between 17 and 21 chooses a film from those competing for the New Directors Award". Horizontes Award: A specific jury chooses the best film in the Horizontes Latinos section. "Otra Mirada" Award: TVE gives the Another Look award to the film, from any section, that best reflects the female world.

Sebastiane Award: a jury chooses the film, from any section, that best reflects the values and reality of lesbians, gays and transgender people. Official website San Sebastián International Film Festival at the Internet Movie Database

Lambert Field (Purdue University)

Lambert Field was a baseball stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana. It was the home field of the Purdue Boilermakers baseball from 1965 until 2012 and held 1,100 people, it was named after former Purdue baseball coach Ward Lambert. Opened in 1965, Lambert Field succeeded the Old Lambert Field as the home of Purdue baseball; the construction of Mackey Arena on the location of Old Lambert Field necessitated the move. In the 1990s, the university undertook three renovation projects on Lambert Field. In 1990, a new press box was added, the seating areas were improved. In 1994, an electronic scoreboard was installed. In 1999, the university adopted a yearly renovation plan for Lambert; the annual improvements have added new fences in the outfield and foul territory, a new backstop, new bullpens, a screen to protect the parking lot beyond the left field fence, an irrigation system. In 2002, the facility hosted the Indiana North-South All-Star Game. In 2012, Purdue won its first Big 10 Regular Season championship since 1909 in the field's final season.

The field was named for former Purdue baseball coach Ward Lambert. During three stints coaching the baseball program, Lambert compiled a 163–156–7 record. For his success in coaching Purdue's basketball program, Lambert was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1960. Purdue built a new baseball venue, Alexander Field, which it began using in 2013. Although the field was planned to open for the 2012 season, construction delays led Purdue to use Lambert Field through the end of the 2012 season. At the end of the season, Lambert was razed to allow space for additional parking for the Student Fitness and Wellness Center

Irish Distillers

Irish Distillers is a subsidiary of the French drinks conglomerate Pernod Ricard. It is the largest distiller of Irish whiskey, distilling popular brands such as Jameson and Powers, in addition to premium whiskeys such as Redbreast and Midleton Very Rare. In addition to whiskey, Irish Distillers produces a number of other spirit products such as gin and vodka. Irish Distillers Group was formed as Irish Distillers Limited in 1966, when a merger took place between three Irish whiskey distilleries, Cork Distilleries Company, John Jameson & Son and John Power & Son. In an attempt to reverse the decline in Irish whiskey sales, the board of directors decided to close their existing distilleries in Cork and Dublin, to consolidate production at a new purpose-built facility. A site alongside the existing distillery in Midleton, Co. Cork was chosen as the location for the new distillery, as there was no room for expansion alongside the Dublin distilleries. In 1972, the only other whiskey distillery in operation in Ireland at the time, joined the group, giving Irish Distillers complete control over all whiskey production on the island of Ireland.

One Friday in July 1975, production ceased at the Old Midleton Distillery and began the next Monday morning at the new Midleton complex, with distillation at the two Dublin distilleries come to an end a year later. The distillery at Bushmills, County Antrim remained in operation; the Old Midleton Distillery and Jameson's Bow Street Distillery have since reopened as visitors' centres. In contrast, much of Powers John's Lane distillery has been demolished, with the remaining buildings, now protected structures, forming part of the National College of Art and Design. Following a hostile takeover attempt from Grand Metropolitan, Allied-Lyons and Guinness, Irish distillers was the subject of a white knight takeover by Pernod Ricard in June 1988. In 2005, Bushmills was sold to rival drinks giant Diageo for £200 million. In addition, in 2016, the Paddy Irish whiskey brand was sold to Sazerac, though as part of the sale agreement, production of the whiskey is to continue at the Midleton Distillery. Jameson Whiskey Powers Whiskey Paddy Whiskey - sold to Sazerac in 2016 Redbreast Whiskey Midleton Whiskey Green Spot, Yellow Spot, Red Spot - produced for Mitchell & Son Wine Merchants Method and Madness WhiskeyBeyond whiskey, the distillery produces: Huzzar Vodka Cork Dry Gin Method and Madness Gin Eight Degrees Brewing Company Cooley Distillery New Midleton Distillery Old Bushmills Distillery Irish Whiskey The Old Jameson Distillery - Irish Distillers - Pernod Ricard