click links in text for more info

Tony Award for Best Musical

The Tony Award for Best Musical is given annually to the best new Broadway musical, as determined by Tony Award voters. The award is one of the ceremony's longest-standing awards, having been presented each year since 1949; the award goes to the producers of the winning musical. A musical is eligible for consideration in a given year if it has not been produced on Broadway and is not "determined... to be a'classic' or in the historical or popular repertoire", otherwise it may be considered for Best Revival of a Musical. Best Musical is the final award presented at the Tony Awards ceremony. Excerpts from the musicals that are nominated for this award are performed during the ceremony before this award is presented; this is a list of nominations for the Tony Award for Best Musical. † marks winners of the annual Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Accumulated records as of 2019: The Producers has won the most Tonys, winning in 12 categories, including Best Musical. Hamilton is the most-nominated production in Tony history, with 16 nominations.

The Sound of Music and Fiorello! are the only two musicals to date to have tied for the Best Musical award. Passion is the shortest-running winner, with 280 performances; the Phantom of the Opera is the longest-running Best Musical winner, with 16 previews and 13,214 performances as of 27 October 2019. Hallelujah, Baby! is the only show thus far to have won the Tony Award for Best Musical after closing. Fun Home is the first musical written by a team of women to win the Tony Award for Best Musical. Kiss Me, Kate and Titanic are the only two shows to win the Tony Award for Best Musical without any Tony nominations in the acting categories. What is now the Richard Rodgers Theatre has housed more Best Musical winners than any other theater on Broadway: Guys and Dolls, Damn Yankees, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, 1776, Nine, In the Heights, Hamilton; the Mystery of Edwin Drood was the first winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical to be written by one person, Rupert Holmes. Rent and Hamilton achieved this feat.

Hadestown is the first musical written by one woman, Anaïs Mitchell, to win this award. Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical List of Tony Award and Olivier Award winning musicals Tony Awards Official site Tony Awards at Internet Broadway database Listing Internet Broadway Database, See Awards Tony Awards at

Unit sphere

In mathematics, a unit sphere is the set of points of distance 1 from a fixed central point, where a generalized concept of distance may be used. A specific point has been distinguished as the origin of the space under study and it is understood that a unit sphere or unit ball is centered at that point. Therefore, one speaks of "the" "the" unit sphere. For example, a one-dimensional sphere is the surface of what is called a "circle", while such a circle's interior and surface together are the two-dimensional ball. A two-dimensional sphere is the surface of the Euclidean solid known colloquially as a "sphere", while the interior and surface together are the three-dimensional ball. A unit sphere is a sphere of radius one; the importance of the unit sphere is that any sphere can be transformed to a unit sphere by a combination of translation and scaling. In this way the properties of spheres in general can be reduced to the study of the unit sphere. In Euclidean space of n dimensions, the -dimensional unit sphere is the set of all points which satisfy the equation x 1 2 + x 2 2 + ⋯ + x n 2 = 1.

The n-dimensional open unit ball is the set of all points satisfying the inequality x 1 2 + x 2 2 + ⋯ + x n 2 < 1, the n-dimensional closed unit ball is the set of all points satisfying the inequality x 1 2 + x 2 2 + ⋯ + x n 2 ≤ 1. The classical equation of a unit sphere is that of the ellipsoid with a radius of 1 and no alterations to the x-, y-, or z- axes: f = x 2 + y 2 + z 2 = 1 The volume of the unit ball in n-dimensional Euclidean space, the surface area of the unit sphere, appear in many important formulas of analysis; the volume of the unit ball in n dimensions, which we denote Vn, can be expressed by making use of the gamma function. It is V n = π n / 2 Γ = { π n / 2 /! I f n ≥ 0 i s e v e n, π ⌊ n / 2 ⌋ 2 ⌈ n / 2 ⌉ / n!! I f n ≥ 0 i s o d d; the hypervolume of the -dimensional unit sphere, which we denote An, can be expressed as A n = n V n = n π n / 2 Γ = 2 π n / 2 Γ, where the last equality holds only for n > 0. The surface areas and the volumes for some values of n are as follows: where the decimal expanded values for n ≥ 2 are rounded to the displayed precision.

The An values satisfy the recursion: A 0 = 0 A 1 = 2 A 2 = 2 π A


WCCD – branded Radio 1000 – is a commercial daytime-only radio station licensed to Parma, serving Greater Cleveland and parts of surrounding Northeast Ohio. Owned and operated by New Spirit Revival Center Ministries, Inc. WCCD broadcasts a combination of religious programming; the station studios are located at The New Spirit Revival Church in the Cleveland suburb of Cleveland Heights, while the station transmitter resides in North Royalton. WCCD broadcasts with only 500 watts, it signs off at sunset to protect WMVP/Chicago and a number of other clear channel stations on adjacent frequencies. 1000 AM is Mexican clear-channel frequency. WCCD began as WSUM on May 31, 1973; the initial lineup included longtime television fixtures Jim Doney, Linn Sheldon and Gib Shanley, plus Ted Alexander and Joey James. In addition, a full news staff included Pat Longworth and Nancy Watson. Just a few months after signon, WSUM's operators went bankrupt and the station leaves the air; the Christian Broadcasting Association of Canton purchased WSUM in October 1976 and resumed programming under new management.

It airs religious programs on a pre-taped basis from national sources. The rest of the day is talk programming with hosts including Merle Pollis; the station had been owned for a number of years by Salem Communications. In October 2003, Salem changed WCCD's format, dropping all of the religious and brokered programming and installed a variant of Salem Radio Network's conservative-based talk format dubbed "The Voice." The hosts on the all-satellite lineup included Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Michael Medved, Hugh Hewitt. Plans had fallen though. By July 2004, Salem reacquired the 1420 frequency, relocated WCCD's format over to the station, relaunched as WHK. WCCD was put up for sale, airing a mix of Christian contemporary music and leased-time gospel music paid for by the New Spirit Revival Center Church, who bought the station in April 2005 and flipped it to a locally based gospel format. Official website Query the FCC's AM station database for WCCD Radio-Locator Information on WCCD Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WCCD


Penbanc is a 19th-century thatched Pembrokeshire longhouse about 1.5 kilometres northwest of the hamlet of Brynberian in the Preseli Hills area of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. It is designated by Cadw as a Grade II listed building; the cottage is a single storey building of rubble stone walls with larger quoin stones. The walls are colourwashed and the roof is thatched; the thatch was covered with a corrugated tin roof until the cottage was restored in 2013 and the roof re-thatched. The interior has rough A-frame trusses formed from rounded timbers with pegged joints. Rough purlins support the roof thatch; the A-frames and purlins are now exposed but there would have been a boarded loft. According to Cadw the thatch straw was laid over an underthatch of gorse over a layer of straw rope; when re-thatched, a base coat of slates was tied on with handmade straw rope laid over with a thatch of combed wheat and drum thrashed landrace long straw. Penbanc is thought to have been built in the mid 19th century as a workers' dwelling.

That century, a cowshed was added to the side and the internal structure was altered. Under private ownership, the property is now used as a holiday cottage; the cowshed has been incorporated into the accommodation

Mario Yamasaki

Mario Yamasaki is a Japanese Brazilian mixed martial arts referee licensed in many states, most recognizable from his duties with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As well as founder and chief instructor of the International Yamasaki Academy. Yamasaki is a veteran of over 400 fights in the UFC, Strikeforce, WEC, EliteXC and Pride Fighting Championships. Yamasaki was born in São Paulo, the oldest of two sons born to Shigeru Yamasaki. Yamasaki’s family has been teaching martial arts in Brazil for two generations, his father is half-Japanese. Yamasaki and his younger brother Fernando, a 6th degree Black Belt in BJJ began training in judo as children under their father Shigeru, an 8th degree Red/White belt in the art and their uncle Shigueto Yamasaki. In 1986, at the age of 22 Yamasaki began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under 5th degree black belt Marcelo Behring, who began teaching jiu-jitsu at the same gym in São Paulo where Yamasaki taught judo. Yamasaki’s training under Behring would only last a short time as he would soon move to the United States, traveling back to Brazil to continue his jiu-jitsu training under Behring, until the latter switched gyms.

Yamasaki would continue his training in jiu-jitsu under his brother Fernando, who had begun training under Otavio de Almeida and Roberto Lage. On January 2002, Otavio de Almeida, president of the Federação de Jiu-Jitsu Brasileiro de São Paulo, Brasil promoted Yamasaki to 4th degree black belt. Yamasaki first became affiliated with the UFC, when both he and his brother helped the promotion organize their first event in Brazil, UFC Brazil: Ultimate Brazil in São Paulo. After the event, Yamasaki asked UFC referee'Big' John McCarthy if there were any referee positions available with the company, was told that the company was looking for someone, marking the beginning of Yamasaki's career as an MMA referee. At UFC 142 Yamasaki controversially disqualified Erick Silva for illegal blows to the head of Carlo Prater. After the bout, in-ring announcer Joe Rogan criticized Yamasaki for making a bad decision; the UFC did not seek appeal. At UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders, Yamasaki was criticized by observers, including Dana White, after he failed to stop a fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Priscila Cachoeira: Shevchenko landed over two hundred strikes to Cachoeira's three.

Dana White has repeatedly called for Yamasaki to be precluded from refereeing future UFC events, due to similar controversies. Since the event, Yamasaki has not applied for any UFC refereeing jobs although he has refereed a few other organizations' events. Yamasaki lives between São Paulo and Bethesda, with his wife and children, where he co-owns and operates a chain of Brazilian jiu-jitsu schools. Yamasaki owns a construction company in the United States. Yamasaki comes from a martial arts family. Both his father Shigueru Yamasaki and uncle Shigueto Yamasaki are high ranking judoka in Brazil, his brother Fernando Yamasaki holds black belt ranks in judo. His cousin Shigueto Yamasaki, Jr. is a judoka who represented Brazil at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Yamasaki Academy List of bouts officiated by Mario Yamasaki at

Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2007

The 13th Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards, given by the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association on 17 December 2007, honored the best in film for 2007. No Country for Old Men Juno There Will Be Blood Atonement Michael Clayton Into the Wild The Diving Bell and the Butterfly The Kite Runner The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Charlie Wilson's War Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood Best Actress: Julie Christie – Away from Her Best Animated Film: Ratatouille Best Cinematography: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – Roger Deakins Best Director: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men Best Documentary Film: The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters Best Film: No Country for Old Men Best Foreign Language Film: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly • France Best Screenplay: Juno – Diablo Cody Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men Best Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton – Michael Clayton Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association official website