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Tristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90, is an opera in three acts by Richard Wagner to a German libretto by the composer, based on the 12th-century romance Tristan by Gottfried von Strassburg. It was composed between 1857 and 1859 and premiered at the Königliches Hof- und Nationaltheater in Munich on 10 June 1865 with Hans von Bülow conducting. Wagner referred to the work not as an opera, but called it "eine Handlung", the equivalent of the term used by the Spanish playwright Calderón for his dramas. Wagner's composition of Tristan und Isolde was inspired by the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer, as well as by Wagner's affair with Mathilde Wesendonck. Acknowledged as one of the peaks of the operatic repertoire, Tristan was notable for Wagner's unprecedented use of chromaticism, tonal ambiguity, orchestral colour and harmonic suspension; the opera was enormously influential among Western classical composers and provided direct inspiration to composers such as Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Karol Szymanowski, Alban Berg, Arnold Schoenberg and Benjamin Britten.

Other composers like Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Igor Stravinsky formulated their styles in contrast to Wagner's musical legacy. Many see Tristan as the beginning of the move away from common practice harmony and tonality and consider that it lays the groundwork for the direction of classical music in the 20th century. Both Wagner's libretto style and music were profoundly influential on the symbolist poets of the late 19th century and early 20th century. Wagner was forced to abandon his position as conductor of the Dresden Opera in 1849, as there was a warrant posted for his arrest for his participation in the unsuccessful May Revolution, he left his wife, Minna, in Dresden, fled to Zürich. There, in 1852, he met the wealthy silk trader Otto Wesendonck. Wesendonck bankrolled the composer for several years. Wesendonck's wife, became enamoured of the composer. Though Wagner was working on his epic Der Ring des Nibelungen, he found himself intrigued by the legend of Tristan and Isolde; the re-discovery of medieval Germanic poetry, including Gottfried von Strassburg's version of Tristan, the Nibelungenlied and Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival, left a large impact on the German Romantic movements during the mid-19th century.

The story of Tristan and Isolde is a quintessential romance of the Renaissance. Several versions of the story exist, the earliest dating to the middle of the 12th century. Gottfried's version, part of the "courtly" branch of the legend, had a huge influence on German literature. According to his autobiography, Mein Leben, Wagner decided to dramatise the Tristan legend after his friend, Karl Ritter, attempted to do so, writing that: He had, in fact, made a point of giving prominence to the lighter phases of the romance, whereas it was its all-pervading tragedy that impressed me so that I felt convinced it should stand out in bold relief, regardless of minor details; this influence, together with his discovery of the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer in October 1854, led Wagner to find himself in a "serious mood created by Schopenhauer, trying to find ecstatic expression. It was some such mood that inspired the conception of a Tristan und Isolde." Wagner wrote of his preoccupations with Schopenhauer and Tristan in a letter to Franz Liszt: Never in my life having enjoyed the true happiness of love I shall erect a memorial to this loveliest of all dreams in which, from the first to the last, love shall, for once, find utter repletion.

I have devised in my mind a Tristan und Isolde, the simplest, yet most full-blooded musical conception imaginable, with the ‘black flag’ that waves at the end I shall cover myself over – to die. By the end of 1854, Wagner had sketched out all three acts of an opera on the Tristan theme, based on Gottfried von Strassburg's telling of the story. While the earliest extant sketches date from December 1856, it was not until August 1857 that Wagner began devoting his attention to the opera, putting aside the composition of Siegfried to do so. On 20 August he began the prose sketch for the opera, the libretto was completed by September 18. Wagner, at this time, had moved into a cottage built in the grounds of Wesendonck's villa, during his work on Tristan und Isolde, he became passionately involved with Mathilde Wesendonck. Whether or not this relationship was platonic remains uncertain. One evening in September of that year, Wagner read the finished poem of "Tristan" to an audience including his wife, his current muse and his future mistress, Cosima von Bülow.

By October 1857, Wagner had begun the composition sketch of the first act. During November, however, he set five of Mathilde's poems to music known today as the Wesendonck Lieder; this was an unusual move by Wagner, who never set to music poetic texts other than his own. Wagner described two of the songs – "Im Treibhaus" and "Träume" – as "Studies for Tristan und Isolde": "Träume" uses a motif that forms the love duet in act 2 of Tristan, while "Im Treibhaus" introduces a theme that became the prelude to act 3, but Wagner resolved to write Tristan only after he had secured a publishing deal with the Leipzig-based firm Breitkopf & Härtel, in January 1858. From this point on, Wagner finished each act and sent it off for engraving before he started on the next – a remarkable feat given the unprecedented length and complexity of the score. In April 1858 Wagner's wife Minna intercepted a note from Wagner to Mathilde and, despite Wagner's protests that she was putting a "vulgar interpretatio

Joby Sanchez

David Joby Sanchez is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the bantamweight division of the Legacy Fighting Alliance. A professional mixed martial artist since 2011, Sanchez has competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sanchez started kickboxing at the age of seven began training Kajukenbo at the age of 10, he was a standout wrestler in high school at valley high school where he protected countless kids from being bullied for social reasons finishing as state runner-up in his weight division as a senior. Sanchez attended Central New Mexico Community College and became certified as an EMT. Sanchez began competing as an amateur in mixed martial arts in 2009 and made his professional debut in 2011 competing in regional promotions as a bantamweight in his home state of New Mexico, he compiled an undefeated record of 6-0, before signing with the UFC in the summer of 2014 on the heels of TKO stoppage victory over Antonio Banuelos.

Sanchez made his promotional debut as a short notice replacement against Wilson Reis on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 49, filling in for an injured Tim Elliott. He lost the fight by unanimous decision. Sanchez faced Tateki Matsuda on January 18, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59. Sanchez defeated Matsuda in a forth fight via split decision. Sanchez was expected to face Justin Scoggins on December 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale. However, Scoggins pulled out of the fight in the week leading up to the event and was replaced by Geane Herrera. After a back-and-forth two rounds, Sanchez lost the bout via TKO in the end of the second round and was subsequently released from the promotion. After re-signing with the UFC, Sanchez faced Roberto Sanchez on February 18, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros, he lost the fight in the first round by submission. Sanchez faced Mark De La Rosa on November 10, 2018 replacing Jordan Espinosa, at UFC Fight Night 139, he lost the fight via split decision.

After being cut from the UFC, Sanchez signed a contract with Legacy Fighting Alliance, making his debut against Demetrius Wilson at LFA 58 on January 25, 2019. Sanchez won the fight via unanimous decision. Sanchez fought Brandon Royval at LFA 65 on May 3, 2019, losing the bout via submission due to an armbar in the first round. Stepping in to replace injured Andre Morera, Sanchez headlined Combate Americas' event against José Alday on October 11, 2019. Sanchez won the back-and-forth bout via unanimous decision. Sanchez was expected to face Dani Barez at a Combate Americas' event on December 7, 2019. However, Sanchez withdrew from the bout citing an injury. List of male mixed martial artists Joby Sanchez at UFC Professional MMA record for Joby Sanchez from Sherdog

Mercedes-Benz W25

The Mercedes-Benz W25 was a Grand Prix racing car designed by Daimler-Benz AG for the 1934 Grand Prix season, in which new rules were introduced, no championship was held. In 1935, the European Championship was resumed, it was won by Rudolf Caracciola in a W25. In modified form, the W25 remained in use until 1937, when it was succeeded by the Mercedes-Benz W125. For the 1934 season, Grand Prix racing's governing body AIACR introduced a formula limited by a maximum weight of 750 kg, less than the weight of Daimler's previous car used in racing, the outdated seven litre Mercedes-Benz SSK; that range of cars had been developed in the 1920s by Ferdinand Porsche, by now independent, proposed his P-Wagen project racing car concept to the chancellor in office since January 1933: Adolf Hitler. He decided to support both the new company Auto Union, who took over Porsche's concept, Mercedes-Benz, who had more than a quarter century of experience in major international racing. Despite reducing weight and engine size to half, Daimler engineers soon managed to get more power from the supercharged Straight-8 M25 engine than the maximum 300 hp of the SSK.

While the W25 was developed in 1933, the first appearance was scheduled to be at the 1934 Avusrennen in Berlin, held on May 27. Mercedes showed up, but after encountering carburetor or fuel pump problems in practice, withdrew from the race; the next entry a week again on home soil, at the Nürburgring Eifelrennen, was successful, with Manfred von Brauchitsch winning. It is claimed that this race was the beginning of the Silver Arrows, but it since has been proven that in 1932 at the AVUS, v. Brauchitsch had raced a SSKL covered with streamline aluminium sheets, described as a silver arrow by the media. Besides, both German rounds were run to Formula libre rules to attract more entries. In 1934, the W25 won four major races compared to three for Auto Union, plus the Klausenpass hillclimbing event; these popular uphill races were dominated by the superior traction of the mid engine Auto Union of Hans Stuck, who won at Felsberg, Freiburg Schauinsland and Mont Ventoux. The German cars took two wins in Italy, where the major competitors came from.

On the other hand, two events on the soil of World War I adversaries ended rather embarrassingly. The 1934 French Grand Prix held near Paris had been a disaster for both German teams, as none of their cars finished; the 1934 Belgian Grand Prix was held on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps which had a tight corner named after the nearby Ancienne Douane, the old customs station at the former border with Germany. The border had been moved after the war, but the Belgians set up an tighter chicane for the Germans: Custom officials demanded a hefty sum of duty for the special race fuel containing alcohol, consumed by the supercharged German engines. Both teams withdrew with short notice. In 1935, the European Championship was resumed, Rudolf Caracciola took the title by winning three of five championship events. Luigi Fagioli contributed three to the nine Grand Prix wins of the W25, which in that year was designated W25B. Auto Union added some more wins, the government-backed German manufacturer dominated the sport.

Nuvolari famously won the 1935 German Grand Prix, but his Alfa Romeo was the only non-German car to win a European Championship race from 1935 to 1939. Development of the chassis and the car had allowed to increase capacity to more than 4 litre, output of the new engine version M25C was well over 400 hp; as the M25 engines became unreliable when enlarged to 4.7 litre and 490 hp, a V12 engine was tested, but it proved too heavy. To accommodate it, the chassis was lightened and shortened. Thus, in 1936, the W25K was beaten by Auto Union's Bernd Rosemeyer. Only Caracciola could take two wins, one at the twisty circuit of the wet 1936 Monaco Grand Prix. Mercedes decided to skip the rest of the season to concentrate on development. By driving the race car himself, young engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut determined that the W25 had a too stiff suspension in a too soft chassis, which made handling difficult. Though new rules would come in effect in 1938, he set out to develop a new car for 1937, the Mercedes-Benz W125, successful in the season it was made for.

For the 1937 Avusrennen, two Streamline V12-powered W25K were entered, as weight and handling was of low importance at the AVUS, fitted with a banked north turn. Streamline variants were used for records attempts; as part of a partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Nintendo, the Wii U game Mario Kart 8 features a W25 Silver Arrow as a playable in-game vehicle, added as part of a post-launch downloadable game update on August 27, 2014. Chris Nixon, Racing the Silver Arrows: Mercedes-Benz versus Auto Union 1934-1939 Mercedes Benz W25 Silberpfeil http://www.kolumbus.fi/leif.snellman/c9.htm http://www.ddavid.com/formula1/merc25.htm 1934 Mercedes-Benz W25 1934 Mercedes-Benz W25 Record 317.5 km/h 1935 Mercedes-Benz W25C M25C 4310 cc / 462 bhp @ 5800 rpm 1936 Mercedes-Benz W25E shortened wheelbase 1936 Mercedes-Benz W25 Record 1937 Mercedes-Benz W25 Avus Streamline

Juan Carlos Osorio

Juan Carlos Osorio Arbeláez is a Colombian retired footballer who played as a midfielder, is the manager of Atlético Nacional. Osorio began his playing career with Deportivo Pereira in 1982, went on to play for Brazilian club Internacional in 1984 before returning to his native Colombia a year ultimately retiring in 1987 at the age of 26 due to injury. Nicknamed El Recreacionista due to his unorthodox training methods, Osorio held various assistant coaching jobs before beginning his managerial career in 2006 with Millonarios, moving abroad the following year to manage Major League Soccer teams Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls, leading the latter to their first conference title in 2008, he managed Once Caldas in 2010 and led them to a league title, as well as managing Atlético Nacional in 2012 and winning numerous championships. In October 2015 he was named as manager of the Mexico national team, a post he held until July 2018. After playing for Deportivo Pereira and Internacional, Osorio moved to the USA and represented University of New Haven's New Haven Chargers from 1985 to 1986.

He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 1990 with a B. A. in Exercise Science. Osorio holds a diploma in Science and Football from Liverpool John Moores University, a UEFA "A" coaching license from the English FA, a coaching certificate from the Royal Netherlands Football Association. Juan Carlos Osorio began his coaching career during the 1998–1999 season joining the Staten Island Vipers as their assistant/conditioning coach, he would join the MetroStars staff during the 2000 season under Octavio Zambrano. He would go on to join English club Manchester City as conditioning coach in June 2001. In 2006, Osorio started his career as a manager when he was hired by Millonarios in his native Colombia, he led the Bogotá-based club to an 11-6-7 record during the 2007 Finalizacion season and a fourth-place finish out of 18 teams in the Mustang Cup. In 2007, he was the recipient of the DIMAYOR Excellence in Football Coaching award becoming the first coach to win that award in his first year of coaching.

In July 2007 he was appointed manager of Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire. He led them to a playoff spot, he helped Chicago orchestrate a first-round series victory against D. C. United, which entered the playoffs with the best record in MLS. On 10 December, the Chicago Fire announced that Osorio had resigned due to "family reasons". In his short time with the Fire, Osorio went 6-3-6 in the league, 7-5-7 across all competitions and led the team to the Conference Final for the sixth time in nine seasons. Eight days after resigning from the Chicago Fire, Osorio was hired by the New York Red Bulls; the decision came after Fire reached an agreement on compensation for Osorio. The Red Bulls had an down season in Osorio's first season in charge of the club. After a promising start, the club qualified for the playoffs on the final day of the season and was seeded as a wild card into the Western Conference bracket. In the 2008 MLS Cup Playoffs, Osorio lead the club to their first MLS Cup final, defeating defending champion Houston Dynamo and Real Salt Lake 1–0.

In the MLS Cup final, the Red Bulls lost 3–1 to Columbus Crew. In his second season with the club, Osorio guided them to one of the worst records in league history, finishing with a 2-16-4 record. In his two seasons at the club Osorio went 12-27-13, the worst mark in the league during that period of time; the club suffered an embarrassing set-back when they were eliminated by W Connection in the preliminary round of the CONCACAF Champions League. Due to mounting pressure, Osorio resigned from his post as coach of the New York Red Bulls on 21 August 2009. After leaving New York, on 18 November 2009 Osorio was hired by Once Caldas. After taking charge of a team, in danger of relegation Osorio helped Once Caldas to a league title in 2010. In 44 matches in charge, he recorded a record of 23 victories, 8 draws, 13 losses. In January 2011 it was reported that Osorio would be leaving Once Caldas to take charge of the Honduras national team. On 2 February 2011, Osorio was named as the new coach of the Honduras national team and to lead them during the qualifying rounds of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

However, Once Caldas announced Osorio contractually could not be released until June to assume his role with Honduras. Due to this, Honduras' football federation announced they could not wait until June, subsequently ending the negotiations. On 15 November, the president of Mexican club Puebla Roberto Henaine announced via Twitter that Juan Carlos Osorio would be manager, following Sergio Bueno departure, he resigned on 22 March 2012 due to poor performances, leaving the club with a 2-2-3 record. On 26 May 2015, Osorio was confirmed as the new manager of São Paulo FC, signing a two-year contract, he was presented on 1 June and made his debut five days in a 2–0 victory against Grêmio at Estádio do Morumbi. On 14 October 2015, after heavy media speculation, Osorio was confirmed as head coach of the Mexico national football team, signing a three-year contract, he was the twelfth coach appointed in nine years, the first Colombian. Though information of his salary went undisclosed, Spanish newspaper El País reported that Osorio would receive an annual salary of USD$1.2 million, 60 percent less than what former manager Miguel Herrera earned during his time in charge.

On 13 November, Osorio won his first game in charge of Mexico, defeating El Salvador 3–0 at Estadio Azteca in their opening match of the 2018 World Cup fourth-round qualifiers. Mexico finished at the top

David Wu (American actor)

David Wu known by the nickname Wu-Man, is a Chinese American film actor, TV personality and MTV Asia and Channel V video jockey. Wu attended high school in America, he graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle. Wu never had academic talent. Leveraging his family connections, he became known on Channel V as the host of "Go West," a TV show on that taught Chinese people how to speak both formal and informal English. Wu would combine English sayings such as "Don't have a cow man" and "What's up" into his conversations leaving the audience stunned and breathless that someone of Chinese descent was able to speak English. Wu's selling point was his ability as a Chinese to speak English, a feat rare in the 80s and 90s. However, the influx of other Asians in America made Wu irrelevant by the turn of the century. Zhong jian ren American marine The Banquet Spirit of the Dragon Let’s Go Slam Dunk 1994 Full Throttle 1995 Temptress Moon 1996 Restless, lead role playing Chinese-American visiting Beijing with grandfather's ashes Devils on the Doorstep 2000 Hidden Track 2003 Five Bullets 2008 Ha!

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Collins Place

Collins Place is a large mixed-use complex in the CBD of Melbourne, Australia. Designed in about 1970 by I. M. Pei and Partners, completed in 1981, it was Melbourne's first and Australia's largest mixed use project, including basement car-parking, a shopping plaza with professional suites, cinemas and a nightclub in the lower levels, offices and a high-rise hotel in a pair of towers above; the development of the project began with the purchase of a number of old buildings in the'Paris End' of Collins Street by the ANZ Bank in the late 1960s. They acted on the advice of the Montreal-based American Vincent Ponte to join with adjacent land owners to develop an ambitious multi-use complex, similar to those developed in North America in the 1960s; the Bank joined with the AMP Society and Mainline Corporation to amalgamate a site of nearly a whole city block, commissioned a design from the New York firm of Architects, I. M. Pei and Partners and the Melbourne firm of Bates, Smart and McCutcheon as associate architects in about 1970.

The construction of Collins Place took far longer than anticipated due to the credit squeeze of the 1970s, the collapse of Mainline, strike action by construction unions. It opened in two stages, the first being the ANZ Bank's office tower in 1978; the hotel, named The Wentworth, the shopping plaza, dubbed'the Great Space', opened on the 18th May 1981, to great fanfare and a 7-page advertising spread in The Age. The final cost was A$270 million. By the time of its completion, the loss of the numerous older buildings it replaced was a widespread regret; the hotel's restaurants at the 35th floor were for many years admired for their views, which Melburnians could enjoy for free by a visit to the public toilets on that floor. The cinemas opened in 1987 with two screens, known as The Kino, continue to operate now with seven screens; the shopping plaza and hotel have been refurbished a number of times. More shop fronts have been added or opened up facing the surrounding streets, reducing the enclosed nature of the complex, much criticised.

The design was based around a pair of towers at 45 degree angles to the Hoddle Grid, with the triangular spaces between forming an open plaza to the street and a shopping court behind the towers. All open spaces are covered with transparent plastic roofing; the hotel occupies the top 15 floors of the 35 Collins Street tower, expressed by smaller exterior windows, which features a dramatic interior atrium the whole 15 levels. The whole complex is clad in tan-coloured precast masonry panels. 35 Collins Street 3-22, Telstra 23,24, Victorian Auditor - General's Of 24, Agora Asset Management 25, Amdocs 26, ITS Global 26, Jetro 29, AMP Capital Investors 30, VCSO - Victory Corporate Serviced Offices55 Collins Street All floors are leased to ANZ There a number of sub-tenants in the building including Drake International, Clark and CG Associates and GTA Consultants. Richie Nasr Collins Place, now Exhibition Street List of tallest buildings in Melbourne http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?cityID=18