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Thor Heyerdahl

Thor Heyerdahl was a Norwegian adventurer and ethnographer with a background in zoology and geography. He became notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947, in which he sailed 8,000 km across the Pacific Ocean in a hand-built raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands; the expedition was designed to demonstrate that ancient people could have made long sea voyages, creating contacts between separate cultures. This was linked to a diffusionist model of cultural development. Heyerdahl subsequently made other voyages designed to demonstrate the possibility of contact between separated ancient people, notably the Ra II expedition of 1970, when he sailed from the west coast of Africa to Barbados in a papyrus reed boat, he was appointed a government scholar in 1984. In May 2011, the Thor Heyerdahl Archives were added to UNESCO's "Memory of the World" Register. At the time, this list included 238 collections from all over the world; the Heyerdahl Archives span the years 1937 to 2002 and include his photographic collection, private letters, expedition plans, newspaper clippings, original book, article manuscripts.

The Heyerdahl Archives are administered by the Kon-Tiki Museum and the National Library of Norway in Oslo. Heyerdahl was born in Larvik, the son of master brewer Thor Heyerdahl and his wife, Alison Lyng; as a young child, Heyerdahl showed a strong interest in zoology, inspired by his mother, who had a strong interest in Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. He created a small museum with a common adder as the main attraction, he studied geography at the faculty of biological science at the University of Oslo. At the same time, he studied Polynesian culture and history, consulting what was the world's largest private collection of books and papers on Polynesia, owned by Bjarne Kroepelien, a wealthy wine merchant in Oslo. After seven terms and consultations with experts in Berlin, a project was developed and sponsored by Heyerdahl's zoology professors, Kristine Bonnevie and Hjalmar Broch, he was to visit some isolated Pacific island groups and study how the local animals had found their way there.

Just before sailing together to the Marquesas Islands in 1936, Heyerdahl married his first wife, Liv Coucheron-Torp, whom he had met shortly before enrolling at the university, who had studied economics there. The couple had two sons: Bjørn; the marriage ended in divorce. After the Occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany, he served with the Free Norwegian Forces from 1944, in the far north province of Finnmark. In 1949, Heyerdahl married Yvonne Dedekam-Simonsen, they had three daughters: Annette and Helene Elisabeth. They were divorced in 1969. Heyerdahl blamed their separation on his being away from home and differences in their ideas for bringing up children. In his autobiography, he concluded. In 1991, Heyerdahl married Jacqueline Beer as his third wife, they lived in Tenerife, Canary Islands, were actively involved with archaeological projects in Túcume and Azov until his death in 2002. He still had been hoping to undertake an archaeological project in Samoa. Heyerdahl died on April 18, 2002, in Colla Micheri, Italy, where he had gone to spend the Easter holidays with some of his closest family members.

The Norwegian government gave him a state funeral in Oslo Cathedral on April 26, 2002. He is buried in the garden of the family home in Colla Micheri, he was an atheist. The events surrounding his stay on the Marquesas, most of the time on Fatu Hiva, were told first in his book På Jakt etter Paradiset, published in Norway but, following the outbreak of World War II, never translated and forgotten. Many years having achieved notability with other adventures and books on other subjects, Heyerdahl published a new account of this voyage under the title Fatu Hiva; the story of his time on Fatu Hiva and his side trip to Hivaoa and Mohotani is related in Green Was the Earth on the Seventh Day. In 1947, Heyerdahl and five fellow adventurers sailed from Peru to the Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia in a pae-pae raft that they had constructed from balsa wood and other native materials, christened the Kon-Tiki; the Kon-Tiki expedition was inspired by old reports and drawings made by the Spanish Conquistadors of Inca rafts, by native legends and archaeological evidence suggesting contact between South America and Polynesia.

The Kon-Tiki smashed into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotus on August 7, 1947, after a 101-day, 4,300-nautical-mile journey across the Pacific Ocean. Heyerdahl had nearly drowned at least twice in childhood and did not take to water. Kon-Tiki demonstrated that it was possible for a primitive raft to sail the Pacific with relative ease and safety to the west; the raft proved to be manoeuvrable, fish congregated between the nine balsa logs in such numbers that ancient sailors could have relied on fish for hydration in the absence of other sources of fresh water. Other rafts have repeated the voyage, inspired by Kon-Tiki. Heyerdahl's book about The Kon-Tiki Expedition: By Raft Across the South Seas has been translated into 70 languages; the documentary fil

Sven Säfwenberg

Sven Otto "Sleven" Säfwenberg was a Swedish bandy goaltender. Säfwenberg underwent education in Påhlmans Handelsinstitut, Stockholm, in 1923 and had various jobs in the sports equipment industry in Germany and Sweden during 1920-27. In 1927 he started in own-account the sale of bandy sticks and balls. Sven Säfwenberg played in IK Sirius and IFK Uppsala. Sune Almkvist persuaded him to choose IFK Uppsala, where he took over the goalkeeper spot for Seth Howander, which instead became a right defencemen. Säfwenberg conquered seven Swedish championships in bandy, the first in 1915, about 500 prices in athletics, football and sailing. Säfwenber earned the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1933; this is still the only awarded medal in bandy. Sven Säfwenberg was awarded the Stora Grabbars Märke in bandy with number 1, he became European Champion. Sven Säfwenberg was brother of David Säfwenberg. 1898 års män i ord och bild 1898-1948: en bokfilm 1898-1948 och ett biografiskt lexikon, edited by Ph. D. H Granvik, curator Nils Olsson, Carl Wahlstedt, K G Lindeström, Svenska Kulturförlaget, Stenström & Bartelson, Malmö 1948 page 765 Sveriges dödbok 1947-2003, edited by Sveriges Släktforskarförbund, SSf, 2005

En kommentoi

En kommentoi is the tenth studio album by Finnish pop singer Antti Tuisku. It was released on 22 May 2015 through Warner Music Finland and became Tuisku's fourth number one album on the Finnish Albums Chart; the album was produced by Simo "Jurek" Reunamäki, it received positive reviews from critics as well as two Emma Awards. A deluxe version of the album was released on 22 April 2016, featuring three additional singles, "Party", "Pyydä multa anteeks kunnolla" and "Suurin fani". After finishing his 10-year anniversary tour in December 2013, Tuisku began to have doubts of the direction his career was going in. With a request in mind from his record company to return with a song that would leave no one unaware of his comeback, his producer Simo "Jurek" Reunamäki and songwriter Kalle Lindroth went for a retreat in Jyväskylä to work on new material. Tuisku explains that he wanted the first single, "Peto on irti", to be the song that would take him to new level while being funny and self ironic. "I wanted to be Finland's Justin Timberlake who will divide opinions."

To promote the album, Tuisku embarked on a Peto on irti concert tour in November 2015. In December he announced that he would put on a special concert titled "Peto Show" at Hartwall Arena on 23 May 2016; the tickets were sold out and the second show was scheduled for the following day. Two official singles were released from the album. "Peto on irti" reached number five on the Finnish Singles Chart and number one on the Download Chart, while the second single, "Blaablaa", peaked at number three on the Download Chart. "Keinutaan", featuring rapper VilleGalle, was released as a promotional single, peaked at number three on both charts. In his positive review for Soundi, Eero Tarmo noted that unlike Tuisku's previous albums, En kommentoi is filled with unusually heavy layer of sexual undertones, he points out that the theme of the album appears to be encouraging oneself to accept who they are. Ilkka Mattila from Helsingin Sanomat declared the album as Tuisku's best effort so far, he wrote that Tuisku had been more interesting for his personality, rather than for his music, but this time there are aspects of newlyfound self-confidence and cleverness, musically traditional pop harmonies with modern edge.

The album was a commercial success. On 11 March 2016 the album received two Emma Awards, for the "Best Pop Album" and "Album of the Year". Tuisku was additionally awarded as the "Male Singer of the Year". List of number-one albums of 2015

Construction Time Again Tour

The Construction Time Again Tour was a 1983–84 concert tour by English electronic group Depeche Mode in support of the act's third album, Construction Time Again, released in August 1983. The tour, which took place in Europe, began in September 1983 in Hitchin, England. Following an initial leg of dates in the U. K. and Ireland, a second leg in December reached Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands and West Germany. In March 1984, the group performed its first dates in Italy and Spain; the final date was a one-off show in June supporting Elton John in Ludwigshafen, West Germany, where "People Are People", the lead single from their next album, made its live debut on the special set. A tour in support of the act's subsequent studio release, Some Great Reward, followed in September. "Everything Counts" "Now, This Is Fun" "Two Minute Warning" "Shame" "See You" "Get the Balance Right!" "Love, in Itself" Song performed by Martin Gore "Pipeline" "Big Muff" "The Landscape Is Changing" "And Then..." "Photographic" "Told You So" "New Life" "More Than a Party" "The Meaning of Love" "Just Can't Get Enough" "Boys Say Go!"

1^ = Date supporting Elton John. Dave Gahan – lead vocals Martin Gore – keyboards, guitar, recorder, electronic drums, metal pipes and backing vocals Alan Wilder – keyboards, electronic drums, corrugated iron, backing vocals Andy Fletchersynthesizers, electronic drums, backing vocals Official website

Adam Hurynowicz

Adam Hilary Kalistavich Hurynowicz was a Belarusian poet and folklorist. He was best known for his Polish and Russian-language poems and folkloristics, he was born to Polish noble family in the village of Kavali. In 1887 until 1893, he graduated at Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology; as a child he studied at school in Vilnius. He learnt ethnographic material. Hurynowicz was deported to Saint Petersburg, his influential work was Francišak Bahuševič. He translated works in Russian and Polish language, he died on 4 July 1894 in Russian Empire, aged 25

Vorwärts Leipzig

ASG Vorwärts Leipzig was a German association football club from the city of Leipzig, Saxony. The history of the club is marked by several wholesale transfers of the player squad to other cities; the team was founded in 1951 as Sportsverein Volkspolizei Vorwärts Leipzig as the sports club of the Volkspolizei based in the city. The name Vorwärts was used in East Germany by those clubs associated with the armed forces, paramilitary organizations, police. Following World War II Germany was occupied by the victorious Allies and a separate state – the German Democratic Republic – emerged in the Soviet-held eastern part of the country; the formation of an independent East German football competition soon followed and the new first division DS-Oberliga was inaugurated with the 1949–50 season. In their debut season in 1951–52 SV competed as part of the first division, by known as the DDR-Oberliga; the club was renamed in December 1952 as Sport Klub Vorwärts der Kasernierten Volkspolizei Leipzig and in April 1953 the first team players were transferred en masse to Berlin to become Sport Klub Vorwärts der KVP Berlin, which continued to play in the top flight.

The remaining footballers carried on under the original club’s name and on 1 January 1955 the team assumed the place of SC DHfK Leipzig II in the DDR-Liga. In July 1955 the entire first team squad was again transferred, this time to SV Vorwärts Cottbus and the remaining rump side disappeared into lower-tier play. On 1 October 1956 the Leipzig team became an army rather than police club and took on the name Armee-Sportgemeinschaft Vorwärts Leipzig, they recovered to make their way back to the 2. DDR-Liga in 1960 and after a division title in 1962 returned to the DDR-Liga where they would remain throughout the decade. ASG bounced back after a last place finish and relegation in 1970 to win the Bezirksliga Leipzig title in 1970–71. In 1973, two seasons after their return to second-tier play, they won their division and subsequently took part in a failed Oberliga promotion playoff. Vorwärts played one more season in Leipzig and in 1974 the squad was again transferred, this time to Dessau where they became ASG Vorwärts Dessau.

Vorwärts Leipzig took part in the preliminary rounds of the FDGB-Pokal throughout this period. Their first appearances took place in 1957 and 1959, between 1960 and 1974, they missed out on cup play only in 1961 and 1972, their best result was an advance to the quarterfinals in 1959 where they were eliminated 0:3 by SC Turbine Erfurt. The Leipzig team’s unusual history has left a legacy of teams linked to the original 1951 club including current day clubs Vorwärts Dessau and Frankfurter FC Viktoria, as well as defunct sides Vorwärts Berlin, Vorwärts Cottbus, Vorwärts Kamenz. 2. DDR-Liga Divisional champions: 1960, 1962 Bezirksliga Leipzig Champions: 1971 DDR-Liga Divisional champions: 1973 Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv historical German domestic league tables