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The Power of Three (Doctor Who)

"The Power of Three" is the fourth episode of the seventh series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who that aired on BBC One and BBC One HD on 22 September 2012. It was directed by Douglas Mackinnon. In the episode, alien time traveller the Doctor spends time on Earth with his travelling companions Amy Pond and her husband Rory while he awaits activity from millions of small cubes that appeared overnight. "The Power of Three" focused on Amy and Rory's point of view and the impact of the Doctor's influence on their lives, as they would be leaving in the next episode. The story was inspired by the story of the MSC Napoli; the episode saw the return of UNIT and introduced their new scientific advisor, Kate Stewart, daughter of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. The episode featured brief cameo appearances by professor Brian Cox. Despite being the penultimate episode in the first block of the series, "The Power of Three" was the last to be filmed, was thus the last episode for Gillan and Darvill.

The episode was watched by 7.67 million viewers in the UK. Critical reception to the episode was positive, highlighting the emotion and humour, although many critics derided the solution to the plot. Amy and Rory adjust to normal life without travelling with the Eleventh Doctor. One day, billions of small black cubes appear across the globe; the Doctor arrives and he, Amy and Rory are taken to UNIT headquarters, where UNIT's head, Kate Stewart, explains that they have not been able to analyse the cubes' function. The Doctor waits with Amy and Rory for several days to monitor the situation, gets to know Rory's father, Brian; the Doctor instructs Brian to keep watch. A year passes, with Rory periodically travelling with the Doctor. Brian, after observing Amy and Rory returning from one trip, asks the Doctor what has happened to his past companions; the Doctor tells some had met a sad fate but he will not let that happen to Amy or Rory. Humanity forgets about the cubes, using them as other functions.

A year after their arrival, the cubes start to activate, scanning information networks and act in self-defence. The Doctor fears this was a "slow invasion", goes with Amy to UNIT while Rory and Brian help at the hospital. All the cubes are now showing the same countdown timer; when they reach zero, the cubes appear empty. Kate finds the boxes emitted a signal traced to seven sites across the globe, including the hospital Rory works at. At the hospital, Brian has been taken to a service lift by two orderlies. Rory discovers the back of it masks a portal to a ship in Earth's orbit; the Doctor and Amy arrive, discover the portal, join Rory as he frees Brian. The Doctor is confronted by a hologram of a Shakri, according to Gallifreyan legend, were self-appointed "pest controllers" in the universe; the Shakri released the cubes to Earth to wipe out humanity and prepare to send out more, but the Doctor reverses the cubes' function, sending a signal that brings those harmed back to life. Feedback from this causes the ship to explode.

As Earth recovers, the Doctor prepares to leave alone, but Brian insists he take Amy and Rory on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, asking "just bring them back safe". The Doctor tells Brian. At one point, the Doctor and Rory relax and eat fish fingers and custard, a reference to "The Eleventh Hour". While this leads Brian to tell the Doctor to "just bring them back safe" at the end of this episode, the Doctor will lose contact with Amy and Rory forever in the next episode. Amy and Rory's meal at the newly-opened Savoy hotel is ruined by "a Zygon spaceship parked under the Savoy"; the Tower of London had served as a UNIT base in "The Christmas Invasion" and was mentioned as such in "The Sontaran Stratagem". The Doctor mentions having a metallic dog that could hover; the episode's title was reported as "Cubed", but was announced as "The Power of Three". Chris Chibnall had written the Doctor Who episodes "42", "The Hungry Earth"/"Cold Blood", the second episode of the seventh series, "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship".

He was a major contributor to the spinoff series Torchwood. "The Power of Three" is his second contribution to Doctor Who's seventh series, after "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship". Chibnall described "The Power of Three" as "a lovely big Earth invasion story" but different from the ones done before, as it focused on Amy and Rory's time with the Doctor and the impact of him on their lives, he stated it is told more from Amy and Rory's point of view than before, is about celebrating them before they leave in the following episode. Chibnall's brief from showrunner Steven Moffat was to "live with the Doctor — The Man Who Came to Dinner, Doctor Who style." Chibnall was inspired by the story of the MSC Napoli. Matt Smith put disgust into the Doctor's remark concerning Twitter in the episode, reflecting his real-life decision to stay off the social network. At Chibnall's request, "The Power of Three" sees the return of UNIT, which first appeared in The Invasion and became a regular feature during the Third Doctor era.

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2016–17 PFC Cherno More Varna season

This page covers all relevant details regarding PFC Cherno More Varna for all official competitions inside the 2016–17 season. These are Bulgarian Cup; the team's head coach Nikola Spasov has signed a one-year contract extension after the 2015–16 season, but left the club by mutual consent a few weeks later. Subsequently, on 21 June 2016 the club appointed Georgi Ivanov as new head coach, which will be his second spell at the helm of Cherno More; as the club's ground, Ticha Stadium, was not certified to host league games, the team will play all of its home games at Kavarna Stadium in Kavarna at least until the repair works at Ticha are completed. Updated to match played 31 May 2017Source: Competitions Correct as of match played on 31 May 2017. Key: ‡ On loan from another club * First appearance for the clubCorrect as of 31 May 2017. Starting appearances are listed first, followed by substitute appearances in parentheses where applicable. Includes injury time. Positions indicate the most natural position of the particular player, followed by alternative positions where he started games during the course of the season.

Correct as of match played on 31 May 2017. Last updated: 31 May 2017 Source: Match reports in Competitions, Gong.bg Man of the Match Awards Correct as of 31 May 2017Players are listed in descending order of Players with the same amount of cards are listed by their position on the club's official website Players in bold are still out from their injuries. Players listed will/have miss at least one competitive game; as of 14:19, March 15, 2020 Correct as of match played on 28 May 2017. Win Draw Loss Void

NGC 5861

NGC 5861 is an intermediate spiral galaxy in constellation Libra. It is located at a distance of circa 85 million light years from Earth, given its apparent dimensions, means that NGC 5861 is about 80,000 light years across; the galaxy features two long spiral arms. The one arm can be traced from its beginning at the center for nearly one and half revolution without branching, whereas the other starts to form fragments after one revolution, forming a moderately chaotic pattern; the galaxy hosts a hydroxyl megamaser. Two supernovae have been observed in SN 1971D and SN 2017erp. Observations by Hubble Space Telescope indicate that there is light echo created by SN 1971D. NGC 5861 is the foremost member of a small galaxy group that includes NGC 5858, which lies 9.6 arcmin north, forming a non-interactive pair. It located within the same galaxy cloud with NGC 5878. Media related to NGC 5861 at Wikimedia Commons NGC 5861 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Sky Map and images

Miaoli Ceramics Museum

The Miaoli Pottery Museum or Miaoli Ceramics Museum is a museum of pottery in Gongguan Township, Miaoli County, Taiwan. The construction of the museum was completed by the end of 2005; the museum is housed in spreads across a 2 hectares of area. It is located inside the Miaoli Travel Panorama Center, which consists of a tourist information center, a restaurant and a gift shop; the museum includes the following themes: Home of Ceramics: Miaoli Life of the Old Master Ceramics in Miaoli Urn and Decorative Ceramics Kilns in Miaoli Traditional Ceramic Techniques Modern Wood Burning The museum is accessible east from Tongluo Station of the Taiwan Railways. List of museums in Taiwan Miaoli Ceramics Museum on Facebook

Okwui Okpokwasili

Okwui Okpokwasili is an Igbo-Nigerian American artist, performer and writer. Her multidisciplinary performances draw upon her training in theatre, she describes her work as at "the intersection of theatre and the installation." Several of her works relate to historical events in Nigeria. She is interested in subjects of cultural and historical memory and how the Western imagination perceives of African bodies; the daughter of Igbo Nigerians who came to the United States to escape the Nigerian Civil War in the late 1960s, Okpokwasili grew up in the Bronx, New York. She attended Yale University, where she met filmmaker Andrew Rossi, who made a documentary about her piece Bronx Gothic. Okpokwasili has risen to become a key figure in the New York experimental dance scene. In addition to several one-woman performances, including those highlighted below, she is known for her frequent collaborations with Ralph Lemon and Peter Born, her husband. Born designs the lighting and directs Okpokwasili's performances.

She is known for her role in the music video for JAY-Z's album 4:44 created by TNEG, a production company founded by Arthur Jafa. In April 2017, she performed at Mass MOCA, responding to Nick Cave's massive installation work Until with a site-specific dance; the performance was co-sponsored by Jacob's Pillow Dance. In a theatrical role, Okpokwasili performed in Julie Taymor's production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; this was her first collaborative piece with Peter Born. She won a 2009 Performance Bessie Award for Outstanding Production. Centering on a mother and daughter, the work considered generational clashes. In this 90-minute one-woman semi-autobiographical performance which she choreographed, Okpokwasili plays two young black girls talking about growing up, feeling vulnerable, discovering sexuality; as the audience enters, she is on the stage and is trembling in a dark slip. She begins to speak the dialogue of the two girls in conversation; the work is the subject of a documentary by Andrew Rossi that shares the title of the performance work.

The film illuminates some of the process of creating the work, includes clips of Okpokwasili answering questions from the audience when she toured the piece, candid discussions with her husband about race, features her parents and their reaction to her art. Cultural critic Hilton Als praised this piece in a 2017 review of Poor People's TV Room; the piece was commissioned by Danspace Project and Performance Space 122 in 2014. A group performance involving seven female performers singing and dancing, this work was staged in the underground magazine of Fort Jay at Governors Island in July 2016 as part of The River to River Festival; this performance included fragments of research on Nigerian history as it relates to women's bodies that were used to develop Poor People's TV Room. During the two-hour duration of the performance, the audience was permitted to move through the space of the military cavern, while the performers moved throughout the installation spaces; the work was commissioned by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

This work considers the subject of women's resistance movements in Nigeria the Women's War in 1929, when the country was under British rule, the kidnapping of 300 schoolgirls in 2014 by Boko Haram. As part of this project, Okpokwasili researched the film industry in Nigeria, known as Nollywood, considering representations of women in a cinema where African and Western cultures intersect. In an interview with Jenn Joy for Bomb magazine, Okpokwasili stated that the piece "is about a critical absence that I feel when a tragedy happens—like the kidnapping of girls by Boko Haram and the Women's War in Nigeria. My work is not explicitly about the incredible women in northern Nigeria who came together to shame their government into doing something to get these 300 abducted girls back. African women are not just victims of oppressive or corrupt governments, they have been advocating and fighting to be visible for a long time. I don’t want to make documentary work—but I don’t want these women to disappear, either.

My piece is about visibility."She has cited as a major influence the Nigerian novelist Amos Tutuola, known for incorporating elements of Yoruba folklore into his works. The research Okpokwasili completed for Poor People's TV Room informed Sitting on a Man’s Head, a work the artist presented at the 2018 Berlin Biennale. Okpokwasili has been awarded several Bessie Awards for her performances, including performances of works she has written and developed herself. In 2018 she was named a MacArthur Fellow, a prestigious "Genius Award" that allows recipients the freedom to further develop their talent. 2013: New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Choreography 2013: Visiting Artist at Rhode Island School of Design with Ralph Lemon 2014–15: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Extended Life Program 2016: Creative Capital Grant 2015–17: Randjelovic/Stryker Commissioned Artist at New York Live Arts Excerpt of Bronx Gothic performance Trailer of Bronx Gothic documentary BRIC TV video on her artistic process Aubrey F. Burghardt, "Q&A: Retracing Narratives With MacArthur Genius Okwui Okpokwasili", Byline Houston, April 12, 2019

Rob Phinisee

Robert Phinisee is an American college basketball player for the Indiana Hoosiers of the Big Ten Conference. He played for McCutcheon High School and was ranked as one of the highest prospects in the state of Indiana. Phinisee attended McCutcheon High School; as a freshman, Phinisee averaged 6.6 points, 1.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists. In his sophomore year, he averaged 19.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.2 assists per game helping the Mavericks to a 28-4 overall record and an undefeated 8-0 conference record. The team advanced to the Class 4A state championship game. In his junior year, he averaged 21.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, 6.8 assists per game. The season ended with a state regional loss 61-68 to Carmel; as part of his dominant senior journey, Phinisee was able to tie the all-time scoring record at McCutcheon when he hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to end the first quarter in the game against Harrison on December 15, 2017. He went on to score a total of 50 points. On February 16, 2018 Phinisee and his teammates clinched the North Central Conference title.

Phinisee scored 34 points despite a broken nose. The season came to an early close with a loss against Zionsville's Eagles, 50-60, leaving the Mavericks with an overall record of 20-5. Phinisee scored 33 points, bringing his total to 2,023, he averaged 29.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.9 assists per game. Phinisee was recruited in high school by numerous high profile schools, including scholarship offers from in-state schools Indiana and Butler, out-of-state schools Georgetown and Xavier. On August 19, 2017, Phinisee announced his commitment to Indiana. Phinisee suffered a concussion at the end of December 2018, he averaged 3.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game as a freshman. He suffered an ankle injury in December 2019. Rob is the son of Tanika Phinisee and has three brothers, Alantae and Joe. According to his brothers, who played at McCutcheon High School, his potential began to be recognized when he played alongside Charles in the AAU, his skills and abilities led him to a spot on Indiana Elite's AAU team.

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