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The Kiss

The Kiss may refer to: The Kiss, a 1908 sculpture by Constantin Brâncuși The Kiss, an 1859 painting by Francesco Hayez The Kiss, a 1907 golden painting by Gustav Klimt The Kiss, an 1897 oil painting by Edvard Munch The Kiss, an 1889 sculpture by Auguste Rodin V-J Day in Times Square, a 1945 photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt Le Baiser de l'hôtel de ville, a photograph by Robert Doisneau The Kiss, a statue by Sophie Ryder The Kiss, a 47-second film reenactment of the last scene of the stage musical The Widow Jones The Kiss, a 45-second film with Fred Ott The Kiss, a silent film directed by Ulysses Davis The Kiss, a silent film directed by Jack Conway, starring Carmel Myers The Kiss, a silent film directed by Jacques Feyder, starring Greta Garbo The Kiss, a short film nominated for an Academy Award The Kiss, a horror film directed by Pen Densham The Kiss, a film with a score by Nathan Wang The Kiss, a pornographic film starring Jenna Jameson The Kiss, a 2002 short film by the Russo brothers The Kiss, a comedy-drama directed by Gorman Bechard The Kiss, a Belgian film directed by Hilde Van Mieghem The Kiss, a Japanese crime film "The Kiss", an episode of Even Stevens "The Kiss", an episode of Modern Family The Kiss, a novel by Danielle Steel The Kiss, a memoir by Kathryn Harrison "The Kiss", a short story by Anton Chekhov "The Kiss", a short story by Kate Chopin The Kiss, an 1876 work by Bedřich Smetana "A Kiss", Dargomïzhsky "The Kiss", Philip Green "The Kiss", Joseph Barnby The Kiss, an album by Trin-i-tee 5:7 The Kiss and Other Movements, an album by Michael Nyman, with a title track based on a painting of the same name by Paul Richards The Kiss, an album by Bikeride "The Kiss", a song by The Cure from Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me "The Kiss", a song by Dweezil Zappa from Confessions "The Kiss", a song by Hooverphonic from Hooverphonic Presents Jackie Cane "The Kiss", a song by Queen from the Flash Gordon soundtrack album "The Kiss", a song by The Sea and Cake from The Biz "The Kiss", a song by Patrick Wolf from The Magic Position "The Kiss", an instrumental by Trevor Jones & Randy Edelman The Last of the Mohicans soundtrack album Kiss


Toimii is an ensemble for new music founded in the spring of 1980 by Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg with several other young composers and instrumentalists connected with the Sibelius Academy. Along with the new-music appreciation group Korvat auki, it did much to bring new music to listeners in Finland in the 1980s and 1990s. Toimii was formed to be a laboratory where composers and other artists could work on new ways of creating music and improvising; the idea of Toimii was born when Magnus Lindberg, Otto Romanowski, Esa-Pekka Salonen were preparing a concert performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen's Plus-Minus. Vinko Globokar and his improvisation group New Phonic Art had a significant influence on the burgeoning ensemble after Lindberg began studies with him in Paris in the autumn 1981, it was at the Jyväskylä Summer Festival in 1982 where Lindberg's Action-Situation-Signification and a Globokar work were paired that the ensemble first appeared under the name Toimii. Apart from performing existing pieces and writing collective pieces Toimii encouraged poets, painters and actors to write pieces for its concerts.

Each rehearsal period started without a determined program and the rehearsals consisted of combining existing pieces with improvising and last minute composing and arranging. All of the members had an equal input into every detail of each concert. Magnus Lindberg's 1985 masterpiece Kraft was written as a concerto for Toimii and a Symphony Orchestra, the ensemble has toured around the world performing the piece so far 14 times and has recorded it twice. Toimii visited many festivals in locations as far apart as Tromsø and Ojai. Toimii has performed in Europe and in the US. While its members entered upon their own busy careers, they met once or twice each year during the 1980s and 1990s for a period of intensive work. Toimii performed several successful children's concerts at the Suvisoitto-festival in Finland, at the Ojai Music Festival and at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, The last performances of the ensemble to date were in December 2001 at the Related Rocks Festival in London and in 2003 in Helsinki where they made their second recording of Lindberg's Kraft.

Lassi Erkkilä, percussion Kari Kriikku, clarinet Anssi Karttunen, cello Timo Korhonen, guitar Juhani Liimatainen, sound designer Magnus Lindberg, piano Riku Niemi, percussion Otto Romanowski, electronics Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor Juhana Blomstedt: Speleologia Oliver Knussen: Rough Cut Magnus Lindberg: Decorrente Magnus Lindberg: Action-Situation-Signification for bass clarinet, percussion and live electronics Magnus Lindberg: Kiri for clarinet, cello and electronics Magnus Lindberg: Kraft Riku Niemi: Magnus meets Monk Pentti Saaritsa: Ascensus Esa-Pekka Salonen: Floof Esa-Pekka Salonen: Nur-text Juha Siltanen: Doppler Variation Toimii-ensemble: Related Stones – A Rock Opera


Austro-Slavism was a political concept and program aimed to solve problems of Slavic peoples in the Austrian Empire. It was most influential among Czech liberals around the middle of the 19th century. First proposed by Karel Havlíček Borovský in 1846, as an opposition to the concept of pan-Slavism, it was further developed into a complete political program by Czech politician František Palacký. Austroslavism found some support in other Slavic nations in the Austrian Empire the Poles, Slovenes and Slovaks. Austro-Slavism envisioned peaceful cooperation between the smaller Slavic nations of Central Europe within the Habsburg Monarchy not dominated by German-speaking elites. Palacký proposed a federation of eight national regions, with significant self-governance. After the suppression of the Czech revolution in Prague in June 1848, the program became irrelevant; the Austrian Empire transformed into Austria-Hungary, honouring Hungarian, but not Slavic demands as part of the Ausgleich. This further weakened the position of Austro-Slavism.

As a political concept, Austro-Slavism persisted until the fall of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire in 1918. The collapse of Austria-Hungary owed a great deal to that nation's failure to recognise Slavic demands. Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk to become the first President of Czechoslovakia, convinced US President Woodrow Wilson during the First World War that the Slavic peoples of Austria need to be liberated, leading to the promulgation of the Fourteen Points, ultimate dissolution of the former Austrian Empire. Austroslavism appeared in its last iteration around this time, in the form of several proposals, lacking in influence, to federalise Austria-Hungary. Josip Jelačić Janez Bleiweis Karel Havlíček Borovský Jernej Kopitar Anton Tomaž Linhart Franz Miklosich František Palacký Paweł Stalmach Josip Juraj Strossmayer Neo-Slavism Euro-Slavism Pan-Slavism Austromarxism and national personal autonomy Olomouc University in the year of revolutions Trialism in Austria-Hungary Austroslavism at Encyclopedia of history of Ukraine

Communion cup

A communion cup is a ritual liturgical vessel, a variant of a chalice, used by only one member of the congregation. A communion cup is quite small, they may be designed as miniature versions of the usual liturgical chalice. This manner of administering consecrated wine at Holy Communion has become established in various Christian denominations, either as a general practice or as a temporary arrangement. In churches such as the Catholic Church, which offer communion without wine, or where intinction is the custom, communion cups are not known, thus, they are not used during epidemics. In Scandinavia, the consecrated wine can be shared in the Church of Norway from a single chalice, from communion cups, or through intinction; the use of communion cups in Norway is recent. The Norwegian Women's Sanitation Association was a key driver behind the innovation; the practice was not introduced without controversy: it triggered a fierce debate over whether it was communion if not everyone drank from the same chalice.

The communion cup was introduced in the Church of Denmark. It was first approved in 1909, but it was only came into general use at the end of the First World War, when both tuberculosis and the Spanish flu were rampant. Communion cups were introduced in North American churches in the 1890s; as in Scandinavia, the new practice was motivated by sanitary concerns and accompanied by debate over whether it was ritually acceptable. Newspaper headlines of the time warned of danger and contagion associated with the shared chalice

Gmina Pilawa

Gmina Pilawa is an urban-rural gmina in Garwolin County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland. Its seat is the town of Pilawa, which lies 10 kilometres north-west of Garwolin and 47 km south-east of Warsaw; the gmina covers an area of 77.25 square kilometres, as of 2006 its total population is 10,435. The gmina contains part of the protected area called Masovian Landscape Park. Apart from the town of Pilawa, Gmina Pilawa contains the villages and settlements of Gocław, Jaźwiny, Lipówki, Łucznica, Niesadna-Przecinka, Puznówka, Trąbki, Wygoda and Żelazna. Gmina Pilawa is bordered by the gminas of Garwolin, Kołbiel, Parysów and Siennica. "Polish official population figures 2006". Archived from the original on December 27, 2007

Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston is an American legal journalist and author, who has reported on the Supreme Court of the United States since 1958. He wrote for SCOTUSblog, an online blog featuring news and analysis of the Supreme Court, until June 2016, after having written for multiple national newspapers and legal periodicals, his commentary is featured on the National Public Radio show Here and Now. In addition, he has contributed to numerous books and journals, is the author of "The Reporter and the Law: Techniques for Covering the Courts." Denniston has taught classes on law and American constitutional history at American University, Georgetown University, Penn State University, Johns Hopkins University. Because of his long-standing coverage of the Court, he has been referred to as the "Dean Emeritus of the Supreme Court Press Corps," and he enjoys the singular distinction of being the only person to have earned a plaque in the Supreme Court press room. Lyle Denniston was born in Nebraska, he graduated from University of Nebraska–Lincoln, earned a master's degree in political science and history from Georgetown University.

While knowledgeable about the law, Denniston is not a lawyer, though he taught at Georgetown University's law school for 8 years. As a journalist he started covering the Supreme Court for the Wall Street Journal in 1958 during the Warren Court era, wrote for the Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, The American Lawyer, the Washington Star, he joined SCOTUSblog in February 2004, retired in June 2016, 58 years after he first started covering the Supreme Court. American Judicature Society's Toni House Journalism Award Member of the Hall of Fame of the Society of Professional Journalists Outstanding News-Editorial Alumnus Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Appearances on C-SPAN C-SPAN Q&A interview with Denniston, March 18, 2007