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Ganeung station

Ganeung Station is a metro station on the Seoul Subway Line 1, located in northern Uijeongbu, South Korea. It was the northern terminus for Seoul Subway Line 1 until the line was extended to Soyosan, it was built as a traditional railway station in 1961, named Gareung Station, but was abolished in 1963. It was rebuilt as Uijeongbu Bukbu Station and renamed Ganeung in 2006. Platform 1: to Kwangwoon University / Guro / Incheon Platform 2: to Soyosan / Dongducheon / Yangju Exit 1: Ganeung 1-dong Office, Korean National Red Cross, Uijeongbu Girls' High School, Uijeongbu Girls' Middle School, Uijeongbu Technical High School, Korea Electric Power Corporation Exit 2: Baeyoung Elementary School, Uijeongbu Joongang Elementary School, Uijeongbu 1-dong Post Office Exit 3: Parking lot

Promised Land (Joe Smooth song)

"Promised Land" is a 1987 single by American producer and DJ Joe Smooth. It is one of the most acclaimed house classics. Smooth got the idea for "Promised Land" while he was on tour in Europe with Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, he saw how well house music was received in Europe and wrote "Promised Land" with inspiration from classic Motown songs. He was determined to write a classic song with the same type of spirit. Smooth gained international acclaim with the release of the track, it spoke of how humans, as brothers and sisters, should thrive in paradise. Dance music was popular in the underground culture in Chicago at that time and "Promised Land" became a big club-hit. Released in 1987, it peaked at #56 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1989 following the Top 40 success of a cover version by The Style Council, it has been covered several times since its release. In October 2004, "Promised Land" appeared in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Within the game, the song could be heard playing on the fictional House Music radio station SF-UR.

Mixmag ranked the song number 20 in its 100 Greatest Dance Singles Of All Time list in 1996, adding: "There's Someday and Strings of Life and Chime and Keep On Moving, but the one record that, for me, sums up the excitement of that period of music more than any other is the incredible spiritual burst of optimism, Joe Smooth's Promised Land." DJ Magazine ranked it number 4 in their list of Top 100 Club Tunes in 1998. Mixmag listed "Promised Land" as one of The 30 best vocal house anthems in 2018; the Style Council released a cover of the song in 1989. Along with the track, "Can You Still Love Me", "Promised Land" was the group's only entry on the US dance chart, where it peaked at number nineteen

The Silver Chalice (film)

The Silver Chalice is a 1954 American historical epic film directed and produced by Victor Saville, based on Thomas B. Costain's 1952 novel of the same name, it was marked the acting debut of Paul Newman. A Greek artisan from Antioch is commissioned to cast the cup of Christ in silver and sculpt around its rim the faces of the disciples and Jesus himself, he travels to Jerusalem and to Rome to complete the task. Meanwhile, a nefarious interloper is trying to convince the crowds that he is the new Messiah by using nothing more than cheap parlor tricks, it marked the film début of Paul Newman as an artist named Basil, given the task of making a silver chalice to house the Holy Grail. It featured Virginia Mayo as Helena, Pier Angeli as Deborra, Jack Palance as Simon Magus, the villain, Joseph Wiseman as Mijamin, Alexander Scourby as Saint Luke, Walter Hampden as Joseph of Arimathea, Lorne Greene as Peter, an appearance by Natalie Wood, who plays Helena as a youth. Victor Saville was the director.

Cast as Listed in the Opening Credits: The film featured unusual semiabstract settings and decor, created by the stage designer Rolfe Gerard in a striking departure from the normal practice of the day for Hollywood biblical "epics." A notable musical score by Franz Waxman was nominated for an Academy Award. The film had its world premiere in the small town of Saranac Lake, New York, which won a competition selling Christmas Seals. Saville, Mayo and Palance attended, participated in, a parade around the time of the town's annual winter carnival; the premiere itself was hosted by television personality Art Linkletter. The film was released on VHS and, in 2009, on DVD. A. H. Weiler of The New York Times wrote that the filmmakers "have come up with a spectacle-filled adventure fitted to the lush hues of WarnerColor and the king-sized screen of Cinemascope, but in providing a modicum of excitement and generous portions of extravaganza they have turned out a cumbersome and sometimes creaking vehicle that takes too long to reach its goal."

Variety wrote, "Like the Costain book, the picture is overdrawn and sometimes tedious, but producer-director Victor Saville still manages to instill interest in what's going on, hits a feeling of excitement occasionally. John L. Scott of the Los Angeles Times wrote that "it is colorful at times, rather tedious in other portions." Richard L. Coe of The Washington Post wrote, "Lester Samuels' screen play meanders self-consciously and Victor Saville's direction is just as overblown. I found nothing remarkable in the performances of the leads, Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Virginia Mayo, Jack Palance, or Walter Hampden." Harrison's Reports thought the film "deserves a high rating from the production point of view," but was "only moderately interesting" as entertainment. John McCarten of The New Yorker wrote that the film "has to do with the pursuit of the Grail by the most dismal assortment of characters I've encountered in a decade." The Monthly Film Bulletin wrote, "Any true religious atmosphere in this vulgar and incongruous fancy-dress parade is out of the question...

Some may discover uproarious moments, many will be repelled by the tastelessness of the spectacle as a whole." Writing in the first edition of his Film Guide in 1977, Leslie Halliwell described the film as "o-faced biblical hokum... with howlingly bad casting and direction... sea of boredom", assigning it 0 stars out of 4. The elaborate musical score by Franz Waxman has been prized more than the nearly forgotten movie. Elmer Bernstein recorded a suite in 1975, Film Score Monthly released the surviving portions of the soundtrack recording in 2007. Paul Newman was not proud of his performance; when the film was broadcast on television in 1966, he took out an advertisement in a Hollywood trade paper apologizing for his performance, requesting people not to watch the film. This backfired, the broadcast received unusually high ratings; the film is sometimes referred to as the Holy Grail. Newman called the film "the worst motion picture produced during the 1950s", once screened it for guests at his home, handing out pots, wooden spoons, whistles and encouraging the audience to offer noisy critiques.

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List of Israeli Nobel laureates

Since 1966, there have been twelve Israelis who were awarded Nobel Prize, the most honorable award in various fields including chemistry, economics and peace. Israel has more Nobel Prizes per capita than the United States and Germany, it has more laureates, in real numbers, than India and China. If only scientific laureates are taken into account, Israel is 13th in Nobel prize per capita, just after Germany, 11th, the United States, 12th.. The following is a complete list of Israeli Nobel laureates. List of countries by Nobel laureates per capita List of Israel Prize recipients List of Jewish Nobel laureates List of Nobel laureates by country Israel’s twelve Nobel laureates; the Jerusalem Post

Ruppin Switzerland

Ruppin Switzerland is an elongated hilly forest region in the north of Brandenburg. To its west is the Kyritz-Ruppin Heath, to the north the Rheinsberg Lake District and to the east the Schorfheide heathland. Ruppin Switzerland lies in a wide belt of terminal moraine and runs from Neuruppin in the south to the village of Binenwalde in the north, the largest part of it being situated in the borough of Neuruppin; the central part of Ruppin Switzerland is the nature reserve of Ruppiner Seenrinne with its chain of lakes: the Kalksee, Tornowsee, Zermützelsee, Tetzensee and Rhin. This lake sequence starts with the Kalksee and Tornowsee and runs for over 40 kilometres southwards to the upper part of the Rhinluch. Ruppin Switzerland is part of the Stechlin-Ruppiner Land Nature Park. Theodor Fontane, the German novelist and poet, walked through Ruppin Switzerland 130 years ago, he recorded his impressions in his Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg