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The Glass Tower

The Glass Tower is a 1957 West German drama film directed by Harald Braun and starring Lilli Palmer, O. E. Hasse and Peter van Eyck, it was made by Bavaria Film at their studios in Munich. The film's sets were designed by the art director Walter Haag. Palmer plays the role of an adulterous socialite. Lilli Palmer as Katja Fleming O. E. Hasse as Robert Fleming Peter van Eyck as John Lawrence Brigitte Horney as Dr. Bruning Hannes Messemer as Dr. Krell Ludwig Linkmann as Blume Gerd Brüdern as Staatsanwalt Fritz Hinz-Fabricius as Gerichts-Präsident Else Ehser as Mrs. Wiedecke Werner Stock as Wendland Ewald Wenck as Policeman Gaby Fehling as Sister Margarethe Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim; the Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009; the Glass Tower on IMDb

Bethanga, Victoria

Bethanga is a town in north-eastern Victoria, Australia in the Shire of Towong local government area, 390 kilometres from the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2016 census, Bethanga gives its name to the Bethanga Bridge. Prior to 1876 gold mining in the Bethanga district occurred to the north of the town and were known as the'Talgarno diggings'. Reports of alluvial gold date back to 1852. Early gold fields were worked at Gold Creek and Jarvis Creek; the opening of the Bethanga goldfields began with the discovery of a gold-bearing quartz reef on New Years Day 1876. The'Gift' mine site is located south east of Kurrajong Gap lookout to the west of Bethanga township. Bethanga was established as a result of the discovery of gold. Gold was first reported in the Bethanga area in 1852, but it was not until 1876 that the discovery of a reef led to the development of the Bethanga goldfields; the Great Eastern Copper Smelting Works was opened in 1878. The post office opened on 22 July 1876, was renamed Granya in 1879 when a new office named Bethanga opened nearby which closed in 1952.

The Bethanga Lower office was renamed Bethanga in 1984. Due to the nature of the gold-bearing quartz reef, the gold was difficult to extract and the discovery of copper led to a change in focus, it was not until the early 1890s that an efficient technique for extracting the gold from the ore was discovered, once again gold became the primary focus, with copper a by-product. Bethanga was removed from the list of goldfields in 1912, however some mining activity has taken place since; the Bethanga township is located in the Lachlan orogen. Compression and folding of Ordovician sediments during the Benambram orogeny, resulted in the creation of the gneisses and schists found in the Bethanga area. Bethanga gneisses are found on the ridges around the Bethanga area; the sulphides of Iead, iron, together with gold and silver, have been found associated with the gneissic rocks, both in lodes and disseminated. Auriferous quartz reefs which occur through the gneiss were mined over a period from 1875 to about 1911.

The vegetation surrounding Bethanga is dominated by two vegetation classes, Valley Grassy Forest and Grassy Woodland. The Box Gum vegetation on the hillocks around the Bethanga townships were extensively cleared during the 19th century as part of the mining operations; the town is located close to Lake Hume, attracting both retired people and commuters to nearby Albury-Wodonga. The Bethanga Primary School was first established in 1876 after a petition was sent to the Education Department of Victoria by the mining community of Bethanga. Services from the Bethanga general store include take away food and dry store consumables, household goods, great company from the locals; the Bethanga Soldiers Memorial Hall is the venue for the ANZAC day remembrance ceremony each year and displays the Bethanga honour role and serviceman record. The hall and supper room is used for meetings. Bethanga has two churches. Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Church St, Bethanga and the Catholic Church of St Francis in Bridge Road.

The Bethanga Post Office provides postal services and PO box rentals and is a Commonwealth Bank agent. Established in 1878 the Courthouse Hotel has a shaded beer garden; the Victoria police force have a police station in Bethanga. The Bethanga Bush Fire Brigade was formed in 1938 and at the formation of the Country Fire Authority was affiliated as the Bethanga and District Rural Fire Brigade; the Brigade has a satellite station in the nearby Bellbridge township, is part of the Tallangatta group in district 24 of Hume Region. In 2015, the brigade celebrated the 70th anniversary of affiliation with the Country Fire Authority; the Bethanga Community Emergency Response Team consist of ambulance volunteers who function as ‘first responders' and provide basic emergency care until the ambulance arrives. Golfers play at the District Golf Club on Bethanga-Tallangatta Road; the Bethanga Saints Football Club, were based at Bethanga from their formation in 1907, with a number of years spent either in recess or part of the merged "Bethanga-Granya FC".

In 2001 the club relocated to Wodonga and changed the club name to Wodonga Saints. The relocation aimed to attracted new players and membership in an effort to prevent the club from folding. Commencing in 2013, Wodonga Saints played one home match per season at the Bethanga Recreation Reserve as its annual Back To Bethanga match. There is a cricket club that has an A and B grade team in the Albury - Wodonga Cricket competition; the Bethanga Recreation Reserve is a parcel of crown land, zoned for public recreation. Facilities at the reserve include sports oval, tennis courts, netball courts, horse paddocks; the reserve has club rooms with and kiosk. Every Easter weekend the reserve hosts the Bethanga Gymkhana; the Hume soccer club provides an opportunity for young soccer player to meet and train during the Autumn and Winter months. The Bethanga Pony club is a designated Pony Club. Bethanga was nominated in the Federal Government's Mobile Blackspot Program and has been allocated funding to receive a mobile phone tower in the town.

Internet services in Bethanga are delivered through the ADSL1 network with some residents using satellite internet services. The township has been nominated to receive the National Broadband Network via a fixed wireless tower. Many residents have objected to the wireless tower and the development is being reviewed by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Media related to Bethanga, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons

Heloise Hersey

Heloise Edwina Hersey was an American scholar of Anglo-Saxon language and literature. A graduate of Vassar College and the first female professor of Anglo-Saxon studies in the United States, she was appointed at Smith College in 1878; the daughter of a doctor from Oxford, Hersey received her BA from Vassar College in 1876, from 1877 to 1899 she ran her own school, Miss Hersey's School for Girls, in Boston. In 1878 she was appointed at Smith College, where she worked until 1883 teaching rhetoric and Anglo-Saxon, sharing teaching duties with Laurenus Clark Seelye, the college's president, she was awarded honorary degrees by Tufts University. In 1901 she published a collection of letters called To Girls. Vassar College has a scholarship in her name, the Heloise E. Hersey Fund, "to be expended for the purchase of books, preferably those of recent issue that have real literary value"; the scholarship was started by her uncle. Bibliography of online books at UPenn

Recognition of same-sex unions in Singapore

There is no legal recognition of same-sex unions in Singapore. In Singapore, access to public housing is the biggest benefit granted to married couples and is recognized as key pillar of support for relationships. Public housing is the most affordable type of housing for the middle and working class due to the high price of housing in Singapore. Purchasing a Housing Development Board flat is a major step towards married life for all couples intending to formalize their relationship and is entrenched in Singapore society. Upwards of 80% of Singaporean families live in public housing apartments sold by the government Housing Development Board. Same sex couples in Singapore, whether citizens or foreigners, cannot own their own homes through the public housing scheme, many rent as they are unable to afford private housing. Same-sex partners - both must be above 35 and Singapore Citizens - can purchase a flat under the Joint Singles Scheme. Private housing, a type of property 1.5 to several times more expensive than public housing, but open to the public and foreigners, may be purchased by same-sex couples both Singaporean and foreign.

Section 377A of the Singapore Penal Code criminalizes homosexual sex between men if consensual. However, the Government has announced several times that the section will not be enforced in the case of consensual homosexual sex in private. Sex between women has never been criminalized. Legal and immigration rights are not awarded to binational couples, where one partner is a Singaporean or Singaporean permanent resident. Dependent visas, which are issued for heterosexual spouses, are not available for same-sex couples. Tax rights and spousal insurance benefits do not include same-sex couples. There is no recognition of same-sex couples in most areas of concern such as hospital visitation and Central Provident Fund benefits. According to 2013 polling, some 75% of Singaporeans opposed same-sex marriage. In 2019, a poll conducted by YouGov with 1,033 respondents showed that about one-third of Singaporeans backed same-sex partnerships, while 43% opposed their legalization, the remaining 23% were uncertain.

Support was more notable among younger respondents: 50% of people aged 18 to 34 supported civil partnerships and 20% were opposed. In contrast, only 22% of those aged 55 and over supported. 41% of university degree holders agreed with the legalisation of same-sex partnerships, whereas only 26% of respondents without a university degree were in favour. Of those who considered themselves "very much" religious, only 23% supported civil partnerships. 51% of people who considered themselves "not at all" religious expressed support. Apart from irreligious people, majority support for same-sex partnerships was found in respondents who identified as LGBT and those who knew a person in a same-sex relationship. A survey conducted by the Institute of Policy Studies between August 2018 and January 2019 revealed that Singaporean society was still conservative but becoming more liberal on LGBT rights; the survey showed that more than 20% of people said that sexual relations between adults of the same sex were not wrong at all or not wrong most of the time, a rise of about 10% from 2013.

Around 27% felt the same way about same-sex marriage and 30% did so about same-sex couples adopting a child. A mid-2019 poll conducted by the Institute of Policy Studies found that opposition to same-sex marriage in Singapore had fallen to 60%, down from 74% in 2013; the poll found that nearly six in ten Singaporeans aged between 18 and 25 believed same-sex marriage is not wrong. In June 2019, an online survey conducted by Blackbox Research revealed that 56% of Singaporeans are opposed to other countries following Taiwan’s example in legalising same-sex marriage, while 44% said “yes”; when asked on how they feel that more than 300 same-sex couples were married in Taiwan the first week after the new law was passed. About 49% of those surveyed felt positive about the statement, with 14% feeling “strongly positive”, while 35% feeling “somewhat positive”. Conversely, 51% responded negatively to that, 20% felt “strongly negative” while 31% were “somewhat negative”. LGBT rights in Singapore Recognition of same-sex unions in Asia

Corona Arch

Corona Arch is a natural sandstone arch near Moab, Utah in a side canyon of the Colorado River west of Moab in Grand County, United States. It can be accessed via a 1.5-mile hiking trail from Utah State Route 279. The arch is located within the same rock formation as Bowtie Arch; this is the site of a rope swing shown on some YouTube videos. One titled, "World's Largest Rope Swing", has garnered more than 27 million views since it was posted February 15, 2012; such videos have led to more people jumping from Corona Arch. On March 24, 2013, a man from Utah was killed due to miscalculating the distance to the ground before he swung from the arch. After much discussion, in 2015 a temporary ban was placed on rope-swinging from many arches. Utah portal Natural Arch and Bridge Society article You Tube Video

1988 Laurence Olivier Awards

The 1988 Laurence Olivier Awards were held in 1988 in London celebrating excellence in West End theatre by the Society of London Theatre. The following 19 productions received multiple nominations: 4: Candide and The Wizard of Oz 3: A Family Affair, A Touch of the Poet, An Enemy of the People, Blood Brothers, Our Country's Good, The Secret Rapture, Titus Andronicus and Too Clever by Half 2: A Walk in the Woods, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Goodbye, Mrs. Klein, Shirley Valentine, Sugar Babies and The ShaughraunThe following five productions received multiple awards: 3: Candide and Too Clever by Half 2: Our Country's Good, Shirley Valentine and Titus Andronicus 42nd Tony Awards London Theatre Guide. "The Laurence Olivier Awards: Full List of Winners, 1976-2008". 1976-2008. The Society of London Theatre: 20. Retrieved 2008-08-30. Previous Olivier Winners – 1988