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Sochi Olympic Park

Sochi Olympic Park is an Olympic Park, constructed for the 2014 Winter Olympics and 2014 Winter Paralympics. Located in the Adlersky City District of Sochi, Imeretinsky Valley, on the Black Sea, the Olympic Park houses the main Olympic Stadium used for the Games' ceremonies, the venues that were used for indoor sports such as hockey, figure skating and speed skating, it houses training facilities, the Olympic Village, the international broadcasting centre, other amenities. The park was designed so that all of the venues would be accessible within walking distance of each other; the venues are situated around a water basin containing a fountain known as "The Waters of the Olympic Park". Construction of the complex in the Imereti Lowlands began in 2007; the Imereti Lowlands was an important bird area protected since 1911, most of, destroyed during the construction. Most of the venues were completed by 2013. Adler Arena Skating Center: This 8,000-seat arena hosted the speed skating component of the Olympics.

There are plans to transform this arena into an exhibition hall for a more sustainable post-games use. Bolshoy Ice Dome: This 12,000-seat arena first opened in 2012; this venue hosted the 2013 Channel One Cup. During the Olympics Bolshoy Ice Dome played host to matches of the ice hockey competition, it was the main venue of the men's tournament, as well as the medal round of the women's tournament. The arena was designed to resemble a frozen water droplet, its signature feature is its roof, which contains LED lights on its outer shell that illuminate the arena at night. The Ice Dome will be converted into an entertainment concert venue; the primary tenant of the arena is HC Sochi, a member of the KHL. Has hosted other events, including the Channel One Cup in 2013. Fisht Olympic Stadium: This was the Olympic Stadium of the 2014 games, hosting the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, as well as the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Paralympics.

For the winter games the stadium held a capacity of 40,000 spectators. The venue will be one of eleven arenas to host matches in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and one of four to host the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup; the stadium will seat 47,659. It will be transformed from a domed stadium into an open-air venue during its World Cup renovation. Ice Cube Curling Center: This 3,000-seat arena hosted curling component of the Olympics, as well as the wheelchair curling component of the Paralympics. Iceberg Skating Palace: This 12,000-seat arena hosted the figure skating and the short track speed skating events of the Olympics. There have been plans to transform this venue into a track cycling velodrome for its post-game use. Shayba Arena: This 7,000-seat arena hosted some matches of the ice hockey competition during the Olympics, was the venue for the ice sledge hockey tournament during the Paralympics. Shayba Arena and the Bolshoy Ice Dome are located 300 metres apart. Sochi Autodrom: This 5.848 km Formula One racing street circuit loops around the Sochi Olympic Park, has a capacity of 55,000 spectators.

This venue was opened 21 September 2014. Olympic Village: The main Olympic Village of the 2014 games is within the Olympic Park, it was built by Basic Element. The village is designed for three thousand people. Athletes and members of the Olympic family were housed there. Plans are for the Olympic Village be an off-season resort complex Sochnoye'. Sochi Medals Plaza: This plaza accommodated 20,000 standing spectators for the victory ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic games. Portions of the venue now remain as a legacy feature of the Olympic Park. Sochi Media Center: This venue served as the IBC for the 2014 Olympic games. Hosted the World Chess Championship 2014. There have been plans to transform the media center into a shopping mall for a more sustainable post-games use. Sochi Park: A theme park themed around the history and culture of Russia, Sochi Park is the country's first theme park; the park is 20.5 hectares, features its own adventure park, a hotel complex, themed to a medieval-era castle.

The park first opened only to athletes of the Olympic Games. The park was opened to the general public on International Children's Day 1 June 2014, with an official opening on 28 June 2014. Within the Olympic Park lies a 2-acre cemetery, which predates the Olympic venues by nearly a century; the cemetery, which dates back to 1915, contains the graves of individuals that belonged to the Old Believers faith. The cemetery is located between the Iceberg Skating Palace, Fisht Stadium, the medals plaza, it is located in a circular grove, but is obscured by plants. During the Olympic and Paralympic games and the United States had National Houses located near the graveyard on the end opposite to the medals plaza. Dmitry Chernyshenko, the president and CEO of the Sochi Organizing Committee, claimed in a September 2013 New York Times interview that the cemetery was retained both in good-will, due to Russian law forbidding the moving of the graves. A cemetery needs to have had no new burials for at least a half-century, only through the decision of relatives of those buried could a cemet

Holly Block

Holly Block was an American museum and art gallery director. Block was born on Christmas Eve 1958 in Princeton, New Jersey and was named for the celebration's traditional flora, she grew up in Washington D. C. and attended the Georgetown Day School. She received a bachelors in photography and sculpture from Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont in 1980. After college she returned to the District of Columbia and went to work for the Washington Project for the Arts becoming its project coordinator. Block came to New York City after working with Colab on the Ritz Hotel Project. From 1988 until 2004 she was the director of the alternative Tribeca art space Art in General, she is best-remembered for her time as executive director of the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Block was the executive director of the museum from 2006 until her death in 2017 and during that span instituted free admission and quadrupled the number of visitors to the institution. In 2013 the Bronx Museum was chosen by the State department to do the American pavilion at the Venice Biennale which in turn chose an exhibition of work by Sarah Sze co-curated by Block and Carey Lovelace


The Ancylistaceae are a family of fungi in the order Entomophthorales. The family contains 3 genera: Ancylistes, Macrobiotophthora, Conidiobolus; this family was an order thought to be included with the aquatic Phycomycetes and included members of Oomycota. It was Helen Berdan; the oomycetes were removed as were several zygomycete genera. The mycelium is irregularly septate; the nuclei are small. During interphase, condense chromatin is absent; the mycelium can become disjointed. In Ancylistes, parasites of desmids, the hyphae grow toward the ends of the host; as the hyphae grow, branches that follow the groves between plates in the chloroplast are produced. Upon reaching the end, the hyphae grow toward the other end to encircle the chloroplast. Septa are produced progressively with segments containing many nuclei. Conidia are produced singly on unbranched sporophores. Like other members of Entomophthorales, conidia are forcibly discharged, which occurs through papillar eversion. Zygospores can be angular in shape.

Sexual reproduction results in the formation of a zygospore that functions as a resting spore. The zygospore is formed by the scalariform fusion of hyphae. Little is known about the zygospores; the genus Ancylistes are parasites of a group of green algae. Macrobiotophthora are parasites of nematodes; the genus Conidiobolus are occasional parasites of vertebrates. The most well known member is Conidiobolus coronatus, found in soils and parasitizing termites and aphids but has been known to infect mammals

Malaysia–Venezuela relations

Malaysia–Venezuela relations are foreign relations between Malaysia and Venezuela. Malaysia has had an embassy in Caracas since 1990. Diplomatic relations were established on 18 December 1986. Both countries are full members of the Group of 77. President Hugo Chávez first visited Malaysia in 1999, visited again in August 2006 to discuss investments in Malaysia's palm oil industry and to diversify Venezuela's energy industry. Malaysia promised to support Venezuela's bid for a seat on the UN security council. During the trip, an agreement on avoiding double taxation was signed. Chávez proposed in December 2006 that Venezuela would build an oil refinery in Malaysia, Golden Hope, a Malaysian state-owned palm oil company, agreed with the Venezuelan state oil company to cultivate 40,000 ha of oil palms in Venezuela, while Malaysian company Petronas would start oil exploration in Venezuela. Malaysia agreed to help Venezuela with city planning. A Malaysia-Venezuela Business Council was formed in July 2008 so that Venezuela could learn from Malaysian experience in poverty reduction.

Bilateral trade was only US$6.6 million in 1990, when the countries signed a bilateral trade agreement, US$30.6 million in 1998, when Venezuela set up legal protections for foreign investments, US$19.8 million in 2004, US$39.6 million in 2005, US$61.68 million in 2007, with only $250,000 being exports from Venezuela. The Venezuelan ambassador to Malaysia proposed in February 2009 that the two countries form a new financial institution for developing countries. Malaysia held a "Venezuela Week" in July 2006, 2007, 2008. Bilateral relations between Venezuela and Malaysia, Venezuelan Embassy in Malaysia

Dimmu Borgir

Dimmu Borgir is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band from Oslo, formed in 1993. The name is derived from Dimmuborgir, a volcanic formation in Iceland, the name of which means "dark cities" or "dark castles/fortresses" in Icelandic and Old Norse; the band has been through numerous lineup changes over the years. Dimmu Borgir was founded in 1993 by Shagrath and Tjodalv; this short EP sold out within weeks, the band followed up with the 1994 full-length album For All Tid. This album featured vocal contributions by Vicotnik of Ved Buens Ende and Dødheimsgard and Aldrahn of Dødheimsgard and Zyklon-B; the initial line-up consisted of Shagrath playing drums with Tjodalv on guitar and Silenoz contributing lead vocals. This line-up changed before the release of Stormblåst on Cacophonous Records in 1996, an album considered by many to be their finest, it is the last album which features all lyrics written and sung in Norwegian. After Stormblåst, keyboardist Stian Aarstad left the band due to his obligation to serve in the Norwegian army, thus being unable to participate in the 1996 recording of Devil's Path.

That period was marked by the departure of bassist Brynjard Tristan and the arrival of Nagash. Stian Aarstad returned for the recording of 1997's Enthrone Darkness Triumphant, he was unable to tour. He was subsequently fired and replaced by Kimberly Goss for their 1997/1998 world tour. Enthrone Darkness Triumphant was a huge success for the band, was their first release signed to Nuclear Blast, a German record label; the album was recorded in the Abyss Studios, owned by Hypocrisy's frontman Peter Tägtgren. After the release of Enthrone Darkness Triumphant, the band went on tour with In Flames and other bands who were prominent in the scene at the time. After the tour for Enthrone Darkness Triumphant, the band recruited new members Mustis on keyboards and Astennu on lead guitar. Dimmu Borgir's following full-length albums Spiritual Black Dimensions in 1999 and 2001's Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia, both met critical acclaim. However, another line-up change occurred between the two albums. Astennu was fired from his guitar duties as well, was replaced by Galder.

Despite the regular video play on MTV2 and Fuse that their follow-up album would receive, the band stated that they were not "commercially-oriented," and instead, they'simply wished to spread their message to more people'. In 2003, Dimmu Borgir recorded Death Cult Armageddon. Death Cult Armageddon was recorded with the Prague Philarmonic Orchestra, conducted by Adam Klemens. All orchestrations were arranged by Gaute Storaas. In 2004, Dimmu Borgir performed on the mainstage at Ozzfest. In 2005, the band did a complete re-recording of the Stormblåst album, featuring Hellhammer of Mayhem fame as the session drummer; the album featured a DVD with a live performance from the 2004 Ozzfest tour. Dimmu Borgir's eighth studio album, In Sorte Diaboli, was released on 24 April 2007. A special edition version was released in a boxed case with a DVD, backward-printed lyrics, a mirror; the album artwork was released on 14 February 2007 on a promotional webpage for the album. This album features once more the drumming of Hellhammer of Mayhem.

Blomberg left the band in mid-tour in 2007 because of a neck injury that resulted in limited movement of his right arm. With the release of this album, Dimmu Borgir became the first black metal band with a number one album on the charts in their native country. In October 2008, they released their second live DVD set titled The Invaluable Darkness, based on several shows during the world tour supporting'In Sorte Diaboli'. In 2009, members ICS Vortex and Mustis independently announced their departure from Dimmu Borgir. Mustis released a statement claiming his disfavor with the band, stating that he was not properly credited for his writing contributions to the band's music, mentioning taking legal action. Dimmu Borgir soon after confirmed the pair's dismissal from the band, releasing a statement explaining why the two were fired. Shagrath and Galder wrote: "Funny how the new album is half-way finished written by the rest of us without any of these guys' input, still having all those elements we're known for."

The band's decision has received a mixed response from fans. Dimmu Borgir's ninth studio album, was released on 24 September 2010 in Germany, 27 September 2010 for the rest of Europe and 12 October 2010 in North America. Silenoz explained that the growing periods of time between albums was because the band had stopped writing music while touring, affecting the quality of the music, he described the new album as having an "eerie and haunting feel to it", adding that the material is "epic", "primal", atmospheric and ambient. A promotional image released with the statement showed Shagrath returning to the keyboards; the album features an ensemble orchestra, the Kringkastingsorkestret, as well as the Schola Cantorum choir, totaling more than 100 musicians and singers. Gaute Storaas, composer of the orchestral arrangements, released a statement on his role in working on the album. "Their

Beach Cities Transit

Beach Cities Transit provides mass transportation for the Los Angeles beach city suburbs of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo. The two routes provide both local service and afford a variety of opportunities to connect with the rest of the Greater Los Angeles Transportation grid; the system began in 2005. Route 104 which it took over from Torrance Transit was cancelled in 2011 due to low ridership. Service runs daily and travels through Redondo Beach city limits; the route begins at Redondo Beach Station on the LACMTA Green Line light rail system. The route continues south through the heart of Redondo Beach and serves the South Bay Galleria and the Beach Cities Hospital, before terminating at the transfer center at the Redondo Beach pier; this line was created. The backbone of the system, this route travels north from the pier and serves the major residential and commercial areas of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo each day of the week. Connections are provided to Plaza El Segundo and the University of West Los Angeles.

The Aviation/LAX Station on the light rail's Green Line can be reached, the route terminates at the major transit center known as the LAX City Bus Center. This line was created when Metro Express line 439 was shortened to Aviation Station