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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" is a show tune written by American composer Jerome Kern and lyricist Otto Harbach for the 1933 musical Roberta. The song was sung in the Broadway show by Tamara Drasin, its first recorded performance was by Gertrude Niesen, who recorded the song with orchestral direction from Ray Sinatra, Frank Sinatra's second cousin, on October 13, 1933. Niesen's recording of the song was released by Victor, with the B-side, "Jealousy", featuring Isham Jones and his Orchestra. Paul Whiteman had the first hit recording of the song on the record charts in 1934; the song was reprised by Irene Dunne, who performed it in the 1935 film adaptation of the musical co-starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott. The song was included in the 1952 remake of Roberta, Lovely to Look At, in which it was performed by Kathryn Grayson, was a number 1 chart hit in 1959 for The Platters. Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra performed the song with vocals by Bob Lawrence; this version of the song topped music charts in 1934.

The Tommy Dorsey orchestra released their version in 1938. The B-side to Dorsey's single was "Night and Day". During the mid-to-late 1930s Larry Adler and Henry Hall recorded live radio performances of the song on BBC Radio. Adler's rendition was a harmonic arrangement. Hall's was with the BBC orchestra with vocals by Dan Donovan. Hall's version was released as a 10" single. Pianist Art Tatum said in an introduction in 1955 that he performed "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" in the 1930s. In 1941 the Benny Goodman Orchestra played the song on the radio with Helen Forrest. Forrest left the ensemble during the early part of 1941. Goodman replaced her with Peggy Lee, her recording for a Mutual broadcast was released on Sid Roll'Em. Glenn Miller conducted his rendition of the song at Abbey Road Studios in 1944, but due to his death that year, his version was unreleased until 1995. On October 30, 1946 Nat "King" Cole recorded the song in his trio with Oscar Moore on guitar and Johnny Miller on double bass during a live broadcast from New York City.

Cole performed it on television in 1957 for The Nat King Cole Show. Harry Belafonte made a recording of the song in 1949 with jazz saxophonist Zoot Sims; this was one of Belafonte's first recordings. Sims' performance was parodied on December 10, 1977. On The Muppet Show by the character he inspired. In 1950 Charlie Parker and Jo Stafford each released versions of the song on their respective albums, Bird at St. Nick's and Autumn in New York. Dinah Washington released the song in 1956, on her album Dinah!. Jeri Southern named her 1957 album; the same year as Nat King Cole's televised performance of the song, Polly Bergen performed the song during the series premiere of her variety show The Polly Bergen Show airing September 21, 1957. In 1958 Sarah Vaughan released her rendition on No Count Sarah. Eartha Kitt recorded "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" with the Henri Rene Orchestra in 1952; these sessions yielded her hit single "Santa Baby". "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" was recorded in 1958 by The Platters for their album Remember When?.

The group's version became a number one hit in the U. S. on the Billboard Hot 100 music chart. In 1959 it peaked at No. 3 on the Rhythm and Blues chart. The song spent 20 weeks on the UK charts, peaking at Number 1 for one week on March 20 of that same year. Buck Ram, the producer, said that Harbach praised them "for reviving his song with taste." The widow of composer Jerome Kern disliked the recording so much she considered legal action to prevent its distribution. List of 1930s jazz standards List of number-one singles in Australia during the 1950s List of number-one singles from the 1950s List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 1959 List of number-one hits of 1959 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics The Platters - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes on YouTube

Honor Thy Father (film)

Honor Thy Father is a 2015 Filipino thriller crime drama film directed by Erik Matti and starring John Lloyd Cruz. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, it was an official entry to the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival. The film is about a family. Edgar and Kaye seek to pay their family's debt to Kaye's co-parishioners; the couple fear. John Lloyd Cruz as Edgar Meryll Soriano as Kaye Dan Fernandez as Manny Tirso Cruz III as Bishop Tony Perla Bautista as Nanang Yayo Aguila as Jessica Khalil Ramos as Emil William Martinez as Pastor Obet Lander Vera Perez as Cedric Boom Labrusca as Erwin The film was directed by Erik Matti; the film's lead actor, John Lloyd Cruz alongside Dondon Monteverde are producers of the film. Agosto Dos Pictures, was planned to be co-producer of the film along with Reality Entertainment; the film was titled Ponzi. John Lloyd Cruz was chosen to portray the lead character of the film; the actor shaved his head for the role despite warnings from his big studio handlers that he might lose endorsement contracts for a certain shampoo product.

The actor sought to break away from the leading man role that people are familiar with in his mainstream films and explained that his acting work isn't confined to his home television network, ABS-CBN, stating that he "refuses to be typecast". He sought to project a different image from the one audiences have gotten accustomed to by playing a lead role in an indie film. Dingdong Dantes was offered to portray John Lloyd's role but it was the latter that played the role; the film was shot in Macabebe, Pampanga and nearby towns. About 16 hours of shooting was spent inside the mines of Camp 6 along Kennon Road. Honor thy Father was first screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, it was screened in the Cinema One Originals Film Festival in November 2015. The film was accepted as an official entrant to the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival after Hermano Puli, a historical biopic directed by Gil Portes, withdrew from the festival on October. Honor Thy Father on IMDb

Hurricane Betsy (1956)

Hurricane Betsy, known as Hurricane Santa Clara in Puerto Rico, was the first North Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in Puerto Rico in 24 years. The third tropical cyclone of the 1956 Atlantic hurricane season, Betsy developed from a tropical wave on August 9 to the east of the Lesser Antilles, it developed into a 120 mph major hurricane before striking Guadeloupe. There, Betsy damaged 1000 houses and left severe crop destruction, there were 18 deaths in the territory; as Betsy continued into the northeastern Caribbean, it capsized a ship. On August 12, Betsy struck southeastern Puerto Rico and crossed the island. Damage was heaviest where it moved ashore and in the territory's central portion, throughout Puerto Rico there were 15,023 houses that were destroyed by Betsy. Multiple locations reported heavy crop damage, including Camuy which reported a complete loss of the corn crop. Hurricane Betsy was the first hurricane to be observed from the San Juan radar, resulted in the first hurricane warning on the island to be released on television.

The hurricane left $40 million in damage and 16 deaths, which prompted a federally declared disaster area. Locally the hurricane was known as the Santa Clara Hurricane. After exiting Puerto Rico, Betsy brushed the Bahamas before turning northeastward, becoming extratropical on August 18; the remnants dissipated two days to the south of Newfoundland. Before Betsy's formation, the northeastward shift of the Azores High allowed for an increase in atmospheric instability across the tropical Atlantic, which made conditions for tropical cyclogenesis more favorable in early August. A tropical wave exited the west coast of Africa on August 4. On August 9, a ship reported rough winds of force 10 on the Beaufort scale. On that basis, it is estimated that Tropical Storm Betsy developed that day about 835 mi east of Barbados; the next day, a Hurricane Hunters flight observed winds of 120 mph, which indicated that Betsy had intensified overnight. The flight reported, including a 10 mi wide eye. After maintaining that intensity for about 24 hours, Betsy began weakening, moving directly over Marie-Galante and southern Guadeloupe.

It entered the eastern Caribbean with winds of 90 mph. On August 12, Hurricane Betsy passed about 30 mi south of Saint Croix before striking southeastern Puerto Rico; this made Betsy the first hurricane to strike the island since the 1932 San Ciprian hurricane. It crossed the central portion of the island, the structure deteriorated and the eye became difficult to locate as Betsy crossed the highest mountains. On two occasions the eye dropped to the south because of the mountains; the eye became well-defined as it approached the coast, Betsy emerged on the northwest coast near Camuy at a similar intensity as when it moved ashore. The hurricane re-intensified as it moved toward the Bahamas, reaching winds of 110 mph on August 13; that day, the eye passed near San Salvador Island. By that time, the storm had increased in size; the eye reformed on August 14, becoming well-organized and attaining a minimum barometric pressure of 960 mbar. The next day, Betsy turned to the northeast due to an approaching trough.

Despite beginning a weakening trend, the pressure dropped further to 954 mbar on August 17. The eye became poorly defined, Betsy weakened to a tropical storm on August 18 to the south of Nova Scotia. Turning to the east, it became extratropical that day dissipating on August 20; when the first advisory was issued on Betsy, a hurricane watch was issued from Barbados to Antigua. Around that time, a hurricane watch was issued for Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands, upgraded to a hurricane warning; this was the first hurricane warning in Puerto Rico to be aired on television. The hurricane struck Guadeloupe with winds from 100–120 mph, which caused extensive damage to 1,000 houses; the communications throughout the territory were disrupted. The high winds destroyed upwards of 60% of the banana, breadfruit and papaya crop, which impacted the economy. Across the French West Indies, the hurricane resulted in 18 deaths and caused $10 million in damage, $3.5 million of which from crop damage.

In nearby Dominica, winds reached 69 mph. In Saint Croix, the hurricane dropped 3.20 in. In the northeastern Caribbean, Betsy killed its crew of two. Another ship in the region drifted for several days south of Saint Croix due to a damaged engine; when Betsy crossed Puerto Rico, it produced hurricane-force winds across the entire territory except in the southwest corner. Sustained winds reached 73 mph in San Juan, Ramey Air Force Base on the island's northwestern portion recorded 115 mph wind gusts; the high winds downed a significant number of trees in the island's interior due to the funneling within valleys. In Aibonito, the winds destroyed 1000 houses and damaged another 500, in nearby Comerío the winds damaged or destroyed 1285 dwellings. In Jayuya in the central portion of the island, the hurricane left severe crop damage, including a complete loss to the banana crop. However, damage was heaviest in Yabucoa near where Betsy moved ashore, due to a slight oscillation of the eye. High winds caused severe damage in a 20 mi radius.

In Yabucoa, over 12,000 people were left homeless, damage totaled $8 million. Damage was severe wher

Martin Maiden

Martin Maiden is Statutory Professor of the Romance Languages at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Trinity College, Oxford. He was educated at King Edward VI School, at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, where he received a BA in Modern and Medieval Languages in 1980 and a PhD in Linguistics in 1987. Before coming to Oxford in 1996, he taught Italian at the University of Bath and subsequently became lecturer in Romance Philology at the University of Cambridge, where he was a Fellow of Downing College, he has been a Fellow of the British Academy since 2003. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Bucharest, in 2014 was appointed to the rank of ‘Commander’ in Ordinul Național “Serviciul Credincios”’. In 2018 he was elected a Member of Academia Europaea and in 2019 he was made an Honorary Fellow of Downing College Cambridge. In 2019 he was appointed Membro corrispondente of the Italian Accademia della Crusca. Maiden specializes in the history and structure of the Romance languages varieties of Romanian, Dalmatian and other Italo-Romance dialects, historical linguistics and dialectology.

He has published over 100 articles and book chapters, edited or authored several books, in these areas and the grammar of Italian. He has co-edited volumes on morphological theory with reference to Romance languages. Selected major works 1991 Interactive Morphonology. Metaphony in Italy. London: Routledge. 1995 A Linguistic History of Italian. London: Longman. 1997 The Dialects of Italy. London: Routledge. 1998 Storia linguistica dell’italiano, Bologna: Il Mulino. 2007 A Reference Grammar of Modern Italian. London: Hodder Arnold. 2011 The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages I Structures. Cambridge: CUP. 2011 Morphological Autonomy. Perspectives from Romance Inflectional Morphology. Oxford: OUP. 2013 The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages II Contexts. Cambridge: CUP. 2016 The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages. Oxford: OUP. 2018 The Romance Verb. Morphomic Structures and Diachrony. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Riva degli Schiavoni

The Riva degli Schiavoni is a waterfront area in Venice, Italy. There is a lively – albeit overcrowded – promenade along the waterfront, which sits on St. Mark's Basin, it was built in the ninth century from dredged silt and was named for the Slavic men who brought cargo to Venice from across the Adriatic Sea. Many of the boats and launches that ferry tourists from the mainland and cruise ships stop at the Riva to allow passengers to disembark close to Piazza San Marco; the market stalls that crowd the area had their start in the fifteenth century, when Slavs and Greeks moved into the area and would line the promenade to sell their meat and dried fish near the wharf. Today, the stalls are still present though meat and dried fish aren't part of the fare. What visitors will find nowadays is a variety of snacks, confections of all sorts, plenty of Venetian souvenirs for visitors to take home with them. Hotel Danieli Media related to Riva degli Schiavoni at Wikimedia Commons

North Wales Pilgrims Way

The North Wales Pilgrims Way is a long-distance walking route in North Wales, running from near Holywell in the east to Bardsey Island in the west. The first half of the trail takes an inland route, with the second half following the north coast of the Llŷn Peninsula, it measures 133.9 miles in length, was launched at Porth y Swnt, Aberdaron on 10 July 2014. Development of the trail started in 2011, its official opening followed a number of alterations to the original route to suit local concerns; the route, marked by waymarker disks, makes use of existing public rights of way, including sections of the Wales Coast Path, along the way it visits many small stone churches, many dedicated to key Celtic Saints, which can provide shelter and rest along the trail. Whilst pilgrims would have made their way across North Wales to Bardsey Island, known as the legendary'Island of 20,000 Saints', the trail is a modern interpretation, does not follow old routes; the Trail is a part of a part of Cadw's Heritage Tourism Project.

Dr. Rowan Williams, a Welsh Anglican bishop and poet, former Archbishop of Canterbury, is Patron of the route. An annual pilgrimage is organised along the full length of the route for a fortnight every May/June, in 2018 the North Wales Pilgrims Way Ultra - a 3-day race - will see runners competing for the North Wales Pilgrims Way Brass Shield. Since the 7th Century pilgrims in North Wales have visited four main sites – Holywell, Clynnog Fawr and Bardsey Island; the first three have associations with namely Saint Winifred and Saint Beuno. Saint Winifred was a 7th-century Welsh Christian woman, around whom many historical legends have formed. A healing spring at the traditional site of her decapitation and restoration is now a shrine and pilgrimage site called St Winefride's Well in Holywell, known as the Lourdes of Wales. Saint Beuno was a 7th-century Welsh abbot and saint. Bardsey Island has been an important religious site since Saint Cadfan built a monastery there in 516, in medieval times it was a major centre of pilgrimage.

The trail runs from east to west, starting at Basingwerk Abbey, a Grade I listed ruined abbey near Holywell and ends at Aberdaron on the western tip of the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd. From here, a final part of the route, regarded as optional, is the boat trip from Aberdaron to Bardsey Island. For marketing purposes the Trail is divided into 25 short sections: 1 - Basingwerk Abbey to Pantasaph 2 - Pantasaph to Maen Achwyfan 3 - Maen Achwgfan to Llanasa 4 - Llanasa to Trelawnyd 5 - Trelawnyd to Tremeirchion 6 - Tremeirchion to St Asaph 7 - St Asaph to Llannefydd 8 - Llannefydd to Llansannan 9 - Llansannan to Gwytherin 10 - Gwytherin to Pandy Tudur 11 - Pandy Tudur to Llangernyw 12 - Llangernyw to Eglwysbach 13 - Eglwysbach to Rowen 14 - Rowen to Penmaenmawr Stone Circles 15 - Penmaenmawr Stone Circles to Abergwyngregyn 16 - Abergwyngregyn to Bangor 17 - Bangor to Llanberis 18 - Llanberis to Waunfawr 19 - Waunfawr to Penygroes 20 - Penygroes to Clynnog Fawr 21 - Clynnog Fawr to Trefor 22 - Trefor to Nefyn 23 - Nefyn to Towyn 24 - Towyn to Porth Oer 25 - Porth Oer to Aberdaron A'Pilgrim Passport' can be obtained from the Greenfield Valley Heritage Park Visitor Centre at the start of the route at Basingwerk Abbey, or from other churches visited along the route.

A total of 23 churches and other locations passed have available a passport stamp, enabling the walker to'stamp their passport' as they visit the sites along the way. Each stamp is different, has been designed by primary school children from schools along the route to reflect the ancient landmarks and legends encountered on the trail. Artist Ruth Thomas worked with Flintshire and Denbighshire schoolchildren to achieve this, whilst artist Eleri Jones worked with schools in Conwy and Gwynedd. Marketed alongside the Pilgrims Way in the counties of Conwy and Flintshire is the'Sacred Doorways' project which features churches and chapels of interest; the churches involved in the project are: In the Conwy Valley a Sacred Doorways Trail - a tourism initiative funded through Conwy's Rural Development plan - links together some of the most interesting churches and chapels in that area. These churches have a Pilgrims Way passport stamp - and there is space on the passport for them - although they are not on the Pilgrims Way Trail.

The Pilgrims Passport claims: From saints to sinners, princes to pilgrims, bards to bandits, the Sacred Doorways church and chapel trails guide you through thousands of years of our fascinating history. The four trails in Conwy are pa