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Sheldonian Theatre

The Sheldonian Theatre, located in Oxford, was built from 1664 to 1669 after a design by Christopher Wren for the University of Oxford. The building is named after Gilbert Sheldon, chancellor of the University at the time and the project's main financial backer, it is used for music concerts and University ceremonies, but not for drama until 2015 when the Christ Church Dramatic Society staged a production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller. What came to be known as the Sheldonian Theatre was Wren's second work and was commissioned by Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury. With the triumph of the Restoration and with it the Church of England, Dean Fell, Vice-Chancellor of the University, sought to revive a project proposed in the 1630s by the late William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury: a separate building whose sole use would be graduation and degree ceremonies. In the past these rowdy occasions had taken place in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, in the High Street. "The notion that'sacrifice is made to God and Apollo', in the same place where homage was due to God and God alone, was as repugnant to Fell and his colleagues as it had been to Laud".

Sheldon was forthcoming with all three. He gave an impressive £1,000 and pledged to gather the needed money from like-minded sponsors, he had little luck and financed nearly the entire £14,470 himself, in an age where a mid-level craftsman's wage was between £2 and £4 per year. Wren's initial designs for the Sheldonian included a proscenium stage that did not survive his revisions; the building, constructed was a sharp, unmistakable break from the Gothic past. According to Wren's son, Wren designed the Sheldonian based on Serlio's sixteenth-century engraving of the D-shaped Theatre of Marcellus erected in Rome in the first century BC. Like any Mediterranean theatre of that time, the Theatre of Marcellus had no roof: the audience relied on a temporary awning for inclement weather, but 17th century Oxford was not ancient Rome, the Theatre needed a permanent roof. The span of the D-shaped roof was over 70 feet. However, no timbers existed that were long enough to cross that distance, Wren dismissed the obvious solution of a Gothic roof.

Instead, he decided to use the "geometrical flat floor" grid developed twenty years before by Oxford professor John Wallis. It involved... creating a series of trusses which were built up from shorter section and held in place by their own weight, with help from judiciously placed iron bolts and plates... O effective that for nearly a century the University Press stored its books... and for many years it was the largest unsupported floor in existence... In 1720, surveyors inspecting the roof, following a rumour that it was no longer safe, were both surprised and impressed at what they discovered. Though sagging from the massive weight of books, the inspectors pronounced that "... the whole Fabrick of the said Theatre is, in our Opinion, like to remain and continue in such Repair and Condition, for one hundred or two hundred Years yet to come."In November 2008 a four-year project to restore the ceiling fresco was completed. The thirty-two oil on canvas panels painted by King Charles II’s court painter, Robert Streater, were removed and conserved.

As part of the conservation process, the panels had their linings replaced, holes in the canvas mended, over-painting removed. The allegorical story depicted in the paintings shows Truth descending upon the Arts and Sciences and expelling ignorance from the University; the building has a prominent eight-sided cupola in the centre of the roof, accessible via a staircase leading to the dome over the main ceiling. The cupola has large windows on all sides, providing views across central Oxford, is open to visitors; the Theatre is used for music recitals, lectures and for various ceremonies held by the University. Handel conducted the first performance of his third oratorio Athalia here in 1733. Today, the theatre is home to regular performances by local groups, including the Oxford Philomusica and Stornoway; the latter were the first pop band to play in the space, joined by the student-led Oxford Millennium Orchestra for their first single launch in 2009 again to celebrate the launch of their third LP, in 2014.

The building seats between 800 and 1000 people and is on the grounds of part of the Bodleian Library adjacent to Broad Street. To the left at the front is the Clarendon Building and to the right is the Old Ashmolean Building. Behind the Sheldonian is the Divinity School; the Theatre features prominently in Max Beerbohm's 1911 novel Zuleika Dobson and was used as stand in for Harvard in the 1980 film Heaven's Gate. Holywell Music Room Oxford Bach Choir Oxford University Big Band Oxford Philomusica Stornoway Media related to Sheldonian Theatre at Wikimedia Commons Sheldonian Theatre website

2006 Viva World Cup

The 2006 Viva World Cup was an international tournament for football, which took place in Occitania from 20 November 2006 to 24 November 2006. In April 2005, the NF-Board announced that Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus had been chosen to host the inaugural VIVA World Cup, having hosted a tournament to celebrate 50 years of the KTFF, the KTFF 50th Anniversary Cup, featuring fellow NF-Board member Sápmi and FIFA-unaffiliated Kosovo; the NF-Board hoped. In the Spring of 2005, a new government was elected in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, keen to foster relations with other nations; the NF-Board claimed that the government of Ferdi Sabit Soyer insisted on restricting which nations could and could not take part in order to head off potential political arguments. For their part, the KTFF claimed; the upshot of this was that the NF-Board decided to grant the hosting rights for the tournament to Occitania. In response, the KTFF announced that they would hold their own tournament, the ELF Cup, scheduled for the same time as the VIVA World Cup.

Some NF-Board members have accepted invitations to take part in the ELF Cup. Occitania announced that the tournament would still be held from 19–25 November 2006, with games played in and around Hyères les Palmiers, near Toulon; the number of entrants was downsized to eight, in anticipation of the ELF Cup - which agreed to pay expenses - drawing NF-Board members away from the VIVA World Cup. However, a lack of suitable competitors meant that the tournament was to include six teams: Monaco, the Roma, the Sápmi, Southern Cameroons, West Papua, the hosts. However, the failure of West Papua and Southern Cameroon to attend the NF-Board General Assembly in September 2006, logistical problems facing the Roma, threw new doubt on the tournament, which looked as though it may go ahead with just three teams. Southern Cameroons were able to agree to send a team, four teams - twelve fewer than hoped for - were set to contest the title. There were yet more problems for the organisers when Southern Cameroons were unable to take part because of visa problems, resulting in walkovers in all their games.

By the end of the week, Sápmi had triumphed, scoring 42 goals in their three games, lifting the first VIVA World Cup trophy. For a list of all squads that appeared in the final tournament, see 2006 VIVA World Cup squads; the four teams played a round-robin group stage, with the top two playing off for the title

Lead Live Tour Upturn 2005

Lead Live Tour Upturn 2005 is the second concert DVD by the Japanese hip-hop group Lead, released on December 7, 2005. It remained on the charts for two weeks; the tour coincided with their studio album Lead! Heat! Beat!. Included with the DVD was a twenty-page photo book. Lead Live Tour Upturn 2005 is the second concert DVD released by the Japanese hip-hop group Lead, it peaked at # 35 on the Oricon DVD Charts. Included with the DVD was a twenty-page photo-book. While the tour was predominately composed of music from their third studio album Lead! Heat! Beat!, it carried music from both their debut album Life On Da Beat and second album Brand New Era. Unlike their first tour, the concert was not released on VHS and only released on DVD. Bonus features on the DVD included a ten minute long behind-the-scenes making, including dance rehearsals and interviews. During the tour, the group performed the unreleased song "LD style"; the song would remain a tour-exclusive, never garnering an official release on album.

The term "upturn" utilized in the title would end up becoming the name of all of their corresponding concert tours. "Rock the House!! ~Opening~" "Prism" "Freedom No Rule" "Night Deluxe" "What cha gonna?" "Love Magic" "Fly Away" "ACT -AIR MOVE-" "I believe" "LD style" "Extreme girl" "True Romance" "DANCE CORNER -mini ART world-" "Atarashii Kisetsu e" "Dear" "Steppin' out"<Medley> "Hateshinaku Hiroi Kono Sekai no Nakade" "Manatsu no Magic" "Delighted"<Encore> "Jump around" "Baby Runnin' Wild" "Funky Days!"<Bonus Track> "Off-Shot Video" Oricon Sales Chart Lead Official Site

1998 Campeonato Argentino de Rugby

The 1998 Campeonato Argentino de Rugby was won by the selection of Unione of Buenos Aires The 22 teams participating were divided on three levels: "Campeonato", "Ascenso", "Promocional". The "Campeonato Argentino Menores de 21" was won by Buenos Aires The "Campeonato Argentino Menores de 19" was won by Tucumán The "National Championship for clubs" was won by Jockey Club de Rosario The first edition of Torneo del Interior was won by Jockey Club Córdoba The "Torneo de la URBA" was won by Hindú The "Cordoba Province Championship" was won by Tala The North-East Championship was won by Universitario de Tucumán Winning the third edition of Pan American Championship, the "Pumas" conquest the qualification for 1999 Rugby World Cup In JuneFrance visit Argentina, won both test with "Pumas" In August, is Romania to visit Argentina, for a five match tour, The test is won by Pumas 68-22 Argentina national team, in September visit Japan for a short tour. With an experimental team. Lost the test match against Japan national team.

In November, The Pumas visit Europe. Played six match, with three losses with Italy and Wales in the test match. In October, won as usual the 1998 South American Rugby Championship Promossa: Mar del Plata, Retrocede: Salta Sur promoted to "Ascenso" Memorias de la UAR 1998 Francesco Volpe, Paolo Pacitti, Rugby 2000, GTE Gruppo Editorale

Frans G. Bengtsson

Frans Gunnar Bengtsson was a Swedish novelist, essayist and biographer. He was born in Tåssjö in Skåne and died at Ribbingsfors Manor in northern Västergötland. Bengtsson began as a poet, with his debut work Tärningkast published in 1923. In 1929 he published an essay collection titled Litteratörer och Militärer with contributions on François Villon, Walter Scott, Joseph Conrad, Stonewall Jackson, his essays dealt with literary and historical subjects. A selection was translated into English in 1950 and published as A Walk to an Ant Hill and Other Essays, his biography on the Swedish king Charles XII 1932 is his magnum opus. He describes the king through excerpts from contemporary diaries by officers and common soldiers, from a wealth of quotes from the published literature. Bengtsson's work draws on the biography of Charles XII by Voltaire published in 1731, thirteen years after the king’s death. Bengtsson became known for his Viking saga novel Röde Orm, published in two parts in 1941 and 1945.

The hero Orm called Röde Orm because of his red beard, is kidnapped as a boy onto a raiding ship and leads an exciting life in the Mediterranean area around the year 1000 AD. He makes an expedition eastward into what is now Russia; the Long Ships was adapted into a film. Bengtsson once said: "Joan of Arc, Charles XII, Garibaldi are the persons I would like to meet - for them the truth was more important than intrigues." Bengtsson married Gerda Fineman in 1939. He studied at the University of Lund from 1912, receiving a licentiate degree in English literature in 1930. Petri Liukkonen. "Frans G. Bengtsson". Books and Writers Frans G. Bengtsson-sällskapet

Kissa Kursi Ka

Kissa Kursi Ka is a 1977 Indian Hindi-language political satire film directed by Amrit Nahata, a member of Indian parliament and produced by Badri Prasad Joshi. The film was a satire on the politics of Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi and was banned by the Indian Government during the Emergency period and all prints were confiscated. Music of the film was composed by Jaidev Verma; the plot revolved around a corrupt and evil politician Gangaram or Gangu, played by Manohar Singh, trying to woo personified public, depicted as mute and helpless looking The movie is a humorous comment over the system and the selfishness of the politicians regarded as a motion picture version of the cartoonist columns that are the most brutal taunt over the politics. "Janatha Ki Jai Bolo" – Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor "Sunte Ho Aji Sunte Ho" – Vinod Sharma, Madhur Bhushan, SaritaSethi, Sudhir Pandey, Pradeep Shukla Shabana Azmi as Janta Utpal Dutt Rehana Sultan Manohar Singh as President Gangaram'Gangu' Surekha Sikri as Meera Raj Kiran as Gopal Chaman Bagga as Deshpal – President's Secretary Katy Mirza as Ruby Dixsana Swapna Sundari as Dancer / Singer The film was submitted to the Censor Board for certification on in April 1975.

The film had spoofed Sanjay Gandhi auto-manufacturing plans, besides Congress supporters like Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari, private secretary to Indira Gandhi R. K. Dhawan, Rukhsana Sultana; the board sent to seven-member revising committee. Subsequently, a show-cause notice raising 51 objections was sent to the producer by the Information and Broadcasting ministry. In his reply submitted on 11 July 1975, Nahata stated that the characters were "imaginary and do not refer to any political party or persons". By the time, the Emergency has been declared. Subsequently, all the prints and the master-print of the film at Censor Board office were picked up brought to Maruti factory in Gurgaon, where they were burned; the subsequent Shah Commission established by Government of India in 1977 to inquiry into excesses committed in the Indian Emergency found Sanjay Gandhi guilty of burning the negative, along with V. C. Shukla and Broadcasting minister of the time; the legal case ran for 11 months, court gave its judgment on 27 February 1979.

Both Sanjay Gandhi and Shukla were sentenced to two-year jail term imprisonment. Sanjay Gandhi was denied bail; the verdict was overturned. In his judgment, District Judge, O. N. Vohra at Tis Hazari Court in Delhi, found the accused, guilty of "criminal conspiracy, breach of trust, mischief by fire, dishonestly receiving criminal property, concealing stolen property and disappearance of evidence". Amrit Nahata. Kissā kursī kā. Rājapāla. Retrieved 14 June 2013. Jagat S. Bright. "14. Kissa Kuris Ka". Allahabad High Court to Shah Commission. Deep & Deep Publications. P. 43. Kissa Kursi Ka on IMDb Kissa Kursi Ka at Bollywood Hungama