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Savoy Ballroom

The Savoy Ballroom was a large ballroom for music and public dancing located at 596 Lenox Avenue, between 140th and 141st Streets in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Lenox Avenue was the main thoroughfare through upper Harlem. Poet Langston Hughes calls it the Heartbeat of Harlem in Juke Box Love Song, he set his work "Lenox Avenue: Midnight" on the legendary street; the Savoy was one of many Harlem hot spots along Lenox, but it was the one to be called the "World's Finest Ballroom". It was in operation from March 12, 1926, to July 10, 1958, as Barbara Englebrecht writes in her article "Swinging at the Savoy", it was "a building, a geographic place, a ballroom, the'soul' of a neighborhood", it was owned by white entrepreneur Jay Faggen and Jewish businessman Moe Gale. It was managed by African-American business man and civic leader Charles Buchanan. Buchanan, born in the British West Indies, sought to run a "luxury ballroom to accommodate the many thousands who wished to dance in an atmosphere of tasteful refinement, rather than in the small stuffy halls and the foul smelling, smoke laden cellar nightclubs..."

The Savoy was modeled after Roseland Ballroom. The Roseland was a white swing dance club. With swing's rise to popularity and Harlem becoming a connected black community, The Savoy gave the rising talented and passionate black dancers an beautiful venue; the ballroom, 10,000 square feet in size, was on the second floor and a block long. It could hold up to 4,000 people; the interior was painted pink and the walls were mirrored. Colored lights danced on the sprung layered wood floor. In 1926, the Savoy contained a spacious lobby framing a huge, cut-glass chandelier and marble staircase. Leon James is quoted in Jazz Dance as saying, "My first impression was that I had stepped into another world. I had been to other ballrooms, but this was different – much bigger, more glamour, real class..."The Savoy Ballroom was named after the Savoy Hotel in London as those who named the ballroom felt this gave the ballroom a classy, upscale feeling, as the hotel is a elite, upscale hotel. The Savoy was popular from the start.

A headline from the New York Age March 20, 1926, reads "Savoy Turns 2,000 Away On Opening Night – Crowds Pack Ball Room All Week". The ballroom remained; the Savoy had the constant presence the best Lindy Hoppers, known as "Savoy Lindy Hoppers". Groups of dancers such Whitey's Lindy Hoppers turned professional and performed in Broadway and Hollywood productions. Whitey turned out to be a successful agent, in 1937 the Marx Brothers' movie A Day at the Races featured the group. Herbert White was a bouncer at the Savoy, made floor manager in the early 1930s, he was sometimes known as Mac, but with his ambition to scout dancers at the ballroom to form his own group, he became known as Whitey for the white streak of hair down the center of his head. He looked for dancers who were "young, and, most of all, they had to have a beat, they had to swing". Unlike many ballrooms such as the Cotton Club, the Savoy always had a no-discrimination policy; the clientele was 85% black and 15% white, although sometimes there was an split.

Lindy hop dancer Frankie Manning said that patrons were judged on their dancing skills and not on the color of their skin: "One night somebody came over and said,'Hey man, Clark Gable just walked in the house.' Somebody else said,'Oh, can he dance?' All they wanted to know when you came into the Savoy was, do you dance?". Virtuosic dancers, excluded others from the northeast corner of the dance floor, now referred to as the "Cat's Corner", although the term was not used at the time; this part of the floor where the professional Lindy dancers ruled was on the 141st street side of the room and was referred as "the corner". Only Whitey's Lindy Hoppers could work routines there. Competition was fierce in "the corner" and every serious hopper awaited the nightly "showtime". Other dancers would create a horseshoe around the band and "only the greatest Lindy-hoppers would stay on the floor, to try to eliminate each other". On 140th street was the opposite, mellow corner, popular with dancing couples.

The tango dancer known as The Sheik frequented this corner. Many dances such as Lindy Hop became famous there, it was known downtown as the "Home of Happy Feet" but uptown, in Harlem, as "the Track" because the floor was long and thin. The Lindy Hop is known as The Jitterbug and was born out of "mounting exhilaration and the'hot' interaction of music and dance". Other dances that were conceived at the Savoy are The Flying Charleston, Snakehips and variations of the Shimmy and Mambo, it is estimated that the ballroom generated $250,000 in annual profit in its peak years from the late 1920s to the 1940s. Every year the ballroom was visited by 700,000 people; the entrance fee was 30 to 85 cents per person, depending on. Thirty cents was the base price, but after 6pm the fee was 60 cents, 85 cents after 8pm; the Savoy made enough money by its peak in 1936. The ballroom had a double bandstand that held one large and one medium-sized band running against its east wall. Music was continuous as the alternative band was always in position and ready to pick up the beat when the previous one had completed its set.

The bouncers, who had worked as boxers, basketball players, the like, wore tuxedos and made $100 a night. The floor was watched inconspicuously by a security force of four men at

Egyptian fruit bat

The Egyptian fruit bat or Egyptian rousette is a species of megabat, found in Africa, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, the Indian subcontinent. It is one of three Rousettus species with an African-Malagasy range, though the only species of its genus found on continental Africa; the common ancestor of the three species colonized the region in the late Pliocene or early Pleistocene. The species is traditionally divided into six subspecies, it is considered a medium-sized megabat, with adults weighing 80–170 g and possessing wingspans of 60 cm. Individuals are dark brown or grayish brown, with their undersides paler than their backs; the Egyptian fruit bat is a social species living in colonies with thousands of other bats. It, along with other members of the genus Rousettus, are some of the only fruit bats to use echolocation, though a more primitive version than used by bats in other families, it has developed a socially-complex vocalization system to communicate with conspecifics. The Egyptian fruit bat is a frugivore that consumes a variety of fruits depending on the season and local availability.

Because of its consumption of commercially-grown fruits, the Egyptian fruit bat is considered a pest by farmers. It acts as a pollinator and seed disperser for many species of trees and other plants; the Egyptian fruit bat was described as a new species in 1810 by French naturalist Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, who gave it the name Pteropus egyptiacus. He revised the specific epithet to ægyptiacus, given as 1812 or 1818. In 1870, John Edward Gray placed it in the now-defunct genus Eleutherura, treating the taxon as two species. Danish mammalogist Knud Andersen was the first reviser of the taxon. In 1992, G. B. Corbet and J. E. Hill argued that Geoffroy's revision from egyptiacus to ægyptiacus was invalid according to the ICZN Code, changed the name back to egyptiacus; the 1999 Mammalian Species review used egyptiacus as well. However, Geoffroy's revision was supported in 2001 by D. Kock, he notes that aegyptiacus was "accepted universally by the scientific community", emphasizing its use by Andersen in 1912.

Kock argued that if it was an unjustified emendation at first, it became a justified emendation through widespread use, as the use of aegyptiacus was undisputed until Corbet and Hill. Kock writes that since the Latin adjective for "Egyptian" is aegyptiacus, egyptiacus is a simple misspelling in the original description; the Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats was amended to use the specific name aegyptiacus in 2003. Books like Mammal Species of the World and Mammals of Africa follow Kock and use the name aegyptiacus. Two other members of Rousettus have an African-Malagasy range: the Madagascan rousette and the Comoro rousette. Based on an analysis of both mitochondrial and nuclear genetics, the Egyptian fruit bat forms a clade with the Madagascan and Comoro rousettes; the Rousettus lineage colonized Africa in a single event in the late Pliocene or early Pleistocene. Diversification into three species followed soon after, with the Egyptian fruit bat the first to branch—the Comoro and Madagascan rousettes have a more recent common ancestor with each other than with the Egyptian fruit bat.

There are six subspecies of Rousettus aegyptiacus. The Egyptian fruit bat is considered a medium-sized megabat. Adults have an average total body length of 15 cm and an average wingspan of about 60 cm, its forearm length is 81–102 mm and its thumb length is 22–31 mm. Adults weigh 80–170 g. Males are larger than females and can be distinguished by their large scrotums and the prominent, stiff strands of hair around their throats, it has a dental formula of for a total of 34 teeth. The fur on its body is short and consists of soft and sleek strands. On its back, the fur’s coloration ranges from dark brown to gray-brown, while the coloration on its underside is pale brown with a yellowish-brown collar around its neck, its wings are of a darker brown than its body and the wing membranes attach to the leg at the first toe. Males and females have similar coloration. Similar to other megachiropteran species, the Egyptian fruit bat only has claws on its first and second digits, while the other digits have extremities made of cartilage.

The Egyptian fruit bat has one of the greatest ratios of brain weight to body weight of any bat species. It is well adapted to seeing in low light and possesses a developed sense of smell; the regions of the brain associated with sight and smell are well-developed. Its eyes are large and well-developed, while its ears are considered medium-length; as in all megabats, the choroid of the eye has tiny projections known as papillae, where its photoreceptor cells are located. The Egyptian fruit bat is frugivorous, consuming fruit, though it consumes leaves; as a nocturnal animal, it is more active in the evening. It leaves its roost at dusk to begin foraging; the Egyptian fruit bat has a flexible diet, consuming any soft, pulpy fruit from nearby fruiting trees. Common fruits eaten by the Egyptian fruit bat are Persian lilacs, loquat and wild dates; the type of fruit consumed is influenced by overall availability depending on the season and habitat type. Its dietary flexibility includes eating unripe fruits or those damaged by insects or fungi, allowing them t

2016 Global RallyCross Championship

The 2016 Red Bull Global RallyCross Championship was the sixth season of the Global RallyCross Championship. Scott Speed was the reigning Supercars champion and Oliver Eriksson was the reigning GRC Lites champion; the schedule consisted of twelve rounds at eight different venues. The season started at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park on May 21 and it concluded at the Port of Los Angeles on October 9. A twelve-round provisional calendar was revealed on January 26, 2016 with the sixth and eighth round to be announced, though it was certain the sixth and seventh round would take place on a military base. On March 3, 2016 GRC announced the eighth round would take place in Atlantic City and on June 1, 2016 GRC announced the sixth and seventh round would take place at the Marine Corps Air Station New River, it was the first time since the 2012 season. Every driver competes in an Olsbergs MSE-built GRC Lites car. Scoring systemPoints were awarded based on finishing positions as shown in the chart below: In addition, points were awarded in all rounds of heats and semifinals.

First place earned five points, second place earned four points, so on through fifth place and below, which earned one point. Official website

Emine Ecem Esen

Emine Ecem Esen is a Turkish women's football midfielder playing in the First League for ALG Spor. with jersey number 23. She is a member of the Turkish national team since 2011. Emine Ecem Esen was born on May 1994 in Güngören district of Istanbul, she followed the footsteps of her maternal cousin, a footballer. She remembers. With the encouragement of her aunt, she began playing football and got registered in the nearby club Hasköy, which had established a women's football team, she received her license on June 17, 2009 for the Women's Regional League team Hasköy, where she played one season. In the 2010–11 season, she moved to Çamlıcaspor playing in the Women's First League. After three seasons, Esen signed for Marmara Üniversitesi Spor starting in the 2013–14 season. On January 10, 2014, Esen was transferred by the Istanbul-based club Ataşehir Belediyespor. After one season, she left Ataşehir Belediyespor to play for Beşiktaş J. K. in the Women's Second League. She enjoyed the champion title of her team in the 2018-19 season.

She took part at the 2019–20 UEFA Women's Champions League - Group 9 matches. In the 2019-20 Women's First League season, she transferred to the Gaziantep-based club ALG Spor. Esen debuted in the Turkey women's national team in the Kuban Spring Tournament qualification match against Belarus on March 8, 2011, she was member of the women's U-19 national team and capped 20 times in total playing against Iceland and Germany at the 2011 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship Second qualifying round Group 3, against Portugal, at the 2012 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship – Final tournament Group A and against Scotland and Belarus at the 2013 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship First qualifying round Group 5 matches. Esen played at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 6 matches against England and Belarus; as of match played January 12, 2020. Turkish Women's First League Ataşehir Belediyespor Runners-up: 2013–14, 2014–15Beşiktaş J. K. Winners: 2018–19 Runners-up: 2016–17, 2017–18Turkish Women's Second League Beşiktaş J.

K. Winners: 2015–16

Los Wálters

Los Wálters is a Puerto Rican Indie Pop band formed in 2011 by Luis López Varona and Ángel Emanuel Figueroa. The group has a successful career in Puerto Rico, with performances in the island top venues and festivals around México, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dominican Republic; the group formed in 2011 when Figueroa met each other while hanging out. The duo began to trade musical ideas and sharing beats online while both members lived in different cities such as San Juan, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro and Miami, they began to work on a project called Yo soy Luis él es Juan created by Luis and his friend Juan Fernández, before Ángel moved to Philadelphia. They worked under the names Casa Club, Walter Mercado's Club before changing their official name to Los Wálters, they released their debut eponymous EP in 2011, with their first album released in 2013 titled #ponteelcasco. Their second album Verano Panorámico was released in 2014, their third album Isla Disco was released in 2016, with some of their most memorable songs like Claridad and Mayagüez.

The band worked on a song for the annual Banco Popular Christmas album where they recorded with Eduardo Alegría the cover of Y yo no bailo a song made by Menudo. Los Wálters EP - 2011 #ponteelcasco - 2011 Verano Panorámico - 2013 Isla Disco - 2016 Caramelo EP - 2018

Reginald Heber Roe

Reginald Heber Roe was a headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School, Queensland and first vice-chancellor of the University of Queensland. Roe was born at Blandford, England, the son of John Banister Roe, a draper, Mary Anne née Allies. Reginald had Eliza Banister Roe and a brother Henry Dalton Roe. Reginald Roe was educated at Christ's Hospital school, was head Grecian in 1869, won a scholarship which took him to Balliol College, intending to enter the Church. Roe rowed in the college eight and won first-class honours in the final mathematics in 1872 and second-class honours in the final classical schools in 1874. Roe graduated B. A. and M. A.. He was a private tutor at Oxford for a short period. In 1876, Roe was appointed headmaster of the Brisbane Grammar School and had only a small number of pupils, but during Roe's reign of 33 years he built up a great public school, he was a good administrator and recruited quality staff. Roe married Annie Maud, daughter of Captain Claudius Buchanan Whish, on 23 December 1879 in Brisbane.

Roe worked tirelessly for the foundation of a university in Queensland, in 1890 gave an address on "A University as a Part of National Life". He was for a period president of the university extension movement, when the University of Queensland was established in 1910, became its first vice-chancellor and held this position until 1916, he was an early member of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, was a member of its publication committee, at the meeting held at Christchurch in January 1891, was president of the literature and fine arts section. His presidential address is printed in the Report of that meeting. Roe had visited England in 1900 and reported to the Queensland department of public instruction on state inspection as applied to secondary schools. In 1909 he resigned from Brisbane Grammar School to become inspector general of schools and chief educational adviser to the Queensland government, retiring in 1919, he buried in Toowong Cemetery. He was survived by four sons and two daughters.

Roe's third son, Arthur Stanley Roe, became the first Queensland Rhodes scholar in 1904. Roe was a good swimmer and lawn tennis player, has been called the father of lawn tennis in Queensland. At different periods was president of the Queensland Rowing and Lawn Tennis associations, he was a member of the Queensland Club. As an educationist he was a combination of learning and sound common-sense, interested in ideals and all things intended for the improvement of mankind. Roe did useful work as educational adviser to the government and as vice-chancellor in the difficult early days of the university, but his greatest influence was as the head of a great school. Serle, Percival. "Roe, Reginald Heber". Dictionary of Australian Biography. Sydney: Angus and Robertson. Roe Reginald Heber — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search