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USC School of Cinematic Arts

The USC School of Cinematic Arts —formerly the USC School of Cinema-Television, otherwise known as CNTV—is a private media school within the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. The school offers multiple undergraduate and graduate programs covering film production, screenwriting and media studies and digital arts, media arts + practice, interactive media & games. Additional programs include the Business of Entertainment, it is the oldest and arguably most reputable such school in the United States, established in 1929 as a joint venture with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Having been ranked as one of the best film schools in the world on several occasions, SCA has most notably topped THR's ranking for seven consecutive years; as such, admission into the school is competitive, with an estimated 2–3% acceptance rate. The school's founding faculty include Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, D. W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, William C. DeMille, Ernst Lubitsch, Irving Thalberg, Darryl Zanuck.

Notable professors include the Alma and Alfred Hitchcock Professor of American Film. In April 2006, the USC Board of Trustees voted to change the school's name to the USC School of Cinematic Arts. On September 19, 2006, USC announced that alumnus George Lucas had donated US$175 million to expand the film school with a new 137,000-square-foot facility; this represented the largest single donation to the largest to any film school in the world. His previous donations resulted in the naming of two buildings in the school's previous complex, opened in 1984, after him and his then-wife Marcia, though Lucas was not fond of the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture used in those buildings. An architectural hobbyist, Lucas laid out the original designs for the project, inspired by the Mediterranean Revival Style, used in older campus buildings as well as the Los Angeles area; the project received another $50 million in contributions from Warner Bros. 20th Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company. In fall 2006, the school, together with the Royal Film Commission of Jordan, created the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts in Aqaba, Jordan.

The first classes were held in 2008, the first graduating class for the university was in 2010. Donations from film and game industry companies and alumni have enabled the school to build the following facilities: School of Cinematic Arts Complex, completed in 2010, which includes: 20th Century Fox soundstage George Lucas and Steven Spielberg Buildings, featuring the Ray Stark Family Theatre, equipped for 3D presentation, as well as two digital theatres, the Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre and Fanny Brice Theatre Marcia Lucas Post-Production Center Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg Center for Animation Sumner Redstone Production Building Interactive building, home the USC Interactive Media & Games Division, the USC Division of Media Arts and Practice, several research labs Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts, home of Trojan Vision, USC's student television station Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, featuring a 365-seat theatre that serves as a classroom with USC faculty member and Academy Award winner Tomlinson Holman's THX audiovisual reproduction standard used in film venues worldwide.

The Frank Sinatra Hall, dedicated in 2002, houses a public exhibit and collection of extensive memorabilia commemorating Sinatra's life and contributions to American popular culture. David L. Wolper Center at Doheny Memorial Library Louis B. Mayer Film and Television Study Center at Doheny Memorial Library Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image ArchiveAt the center of the new television complex is a statue of founder Douglas Fairbanks, he is seen holding a fencing weapon in one hand to reflect his strong ties with the USC Fencing Club. Since 1973, at least one alumnus of SCA has been nominated for an Academy Award annually, totaling 256 nominations and 78 wins. Since 1973, at least one SCA alumnus or alumna has been nominated for the Emmy Award annually, totalling 473 nominations and 119 wins; the top 17 grossing films of all time have had an SCA graduate in a key creative position. The Princeton Review has ranked the Interactive Media and Games Division's video game design program best in North America multiple years in a row.

Both The Hollywood Reporter and USA Today have ranked SCA the number one film program in the world, with its unmatched facilities, proximity to Hollywood, numerous industry connections being the primary rationale. Awards for USC Cinema short filmsIn 1956, producer Wilber T. Blume, a USC Cinema instructor at the time, received an Academy Award for best live action short film for a film he created entitled The Face of Lincoln. Blume received an Academy Award nomination that year for documentary short. In 1968, George Lucas won first prize in the category of Dramatic films at the third National Student Film Festival held at Lincoln Center, New York for his futuristic Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB. In 1970, producer John Longenecker received an Academy Award for best live action short film for a film he produced while attending USC Cinema 480 classes as an undergraduate—The Resurrection of Broncho Billy; the film's crew and cast included cinematographer.

Paulins Kill

The Paulinskill is a 41.6-mile tributary of the Delaware River in northwestern New Jersey in the United States. With a long-term median flow rate of 76 cubic feet of water per second, it is New Jersey's third-largest contributor to the Delaware River, behind the Musconetcong River and Maurice River; the Paulinskill drains an area of 176.85 square miles across portions of Sussex and Warren counties and 11 municipalities. The Paulinskill flows north from its source near Newton, turns southwest; the river sits in the Valley geophysical province. The Paulinskill was a conduit for the emigration of Palatine Germans who settled in northwestern New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania during the colonial period and the American Revolution. Remnants of their chiefly agricultural settlements are still found in local architecture, cemeteries and mills, the area remains rural. Flowing through rural sections of Sussex and Warren counties, the Paulinskill is regarded as an excellent place for fly fishing.

The surrounding area is used for hiking and other forms of recreation such as observing birds and other wildlife. The main branch of the Paulinskill begins to form north of Newton, in the marshes that straddle the town; the headwaters start near Route 622 in Fredon Township. The Paulinskill flows southwest for the rest of its journey, through Hampton and Stillwater townships in Sussex County. Trout Brook, which rises on Kittatinny Mountain, flows into the Paulinskill near Middleville in Stillwater Township. Swartswood Lake feeds Trout Brook through Keen's Mill Brook; the Paulinskill continues its course southwest, entering Warren County, where it forms the border between Frelinghuysen and Hardwick townships. It enters Blairstown after, where it is joined by Blair Creek, named for John Insley Blair, as well as Jacksonburg Creek, Susquehanna Creek, Dilts Creek and Walnut Creek. Yards Creek, which rises at the Yards Creek reservoir in Blairstown, enters the Paulins Kill near the hamlet of Hainesburg in Knowlton Township.

In Warren County its waters enter the Delaware River just south of the Delaware Water Gap at the hamlet of Columbia in Knowlton Township. After the establishment of Swartswood State Park in 1914, a dam was built in the 1920s across the Paulinskill in Stillwater Township to create Paulinskill Lake. Summer cottages were built to attract vacationers from nearby New York City. Today, Paulinskill Lake is a year-round residential community with over 500 homes; the Paulinskill drains a portion of the Kittatinny Valley watershed. Kittatinny Valley is bordered to the northwest by the Kittatinny Ridge segment of the Ridge and Valley Appalachian Mountains, to the southeast by the New Jersey Highlands. High Point, near the northeastern end of the ridge, is the highest peak in New Jersey, reaching an elevation of 1,800 feet; the lower southern and eastern portions of the valley are drained by the Paulinskill and the Pequest River, which flow south to the Delaware River watershed. The upper northwestern area is drained by the Big Flatbrook River to the Delaware River watershed in the south.

The Wallkill River drains the northeastern portion of the valley, flowing north to the Hudson River watershed. The U. S. Geological Survey Board of Geographic Names decided that the official spelling of the name would be Paulins Kill in 1898. Other spellings have remained in common use. Kill is a Dutch word for "stream". Local tradition says that the Paulins Kill was named for a girl named Pauline, the daughter of a Hessian soldier. During the American Revolution, Hessian soldiers captured at the Battle of Trenton and other skirmishes within New Jersey were held as prisoners of war in the Stillwater area. Several of these Hessians are alleged to have deserted the British and taken up residence in Stillwater because of the village's predominantly German emigrant population; the assumption is that the name Paulins Kill was derived from "Pauline's Kill". However, the fact that the name Paulins Kill is present on maps and surveys dating from the 1740s and 1750s—two and three decades before the Revolution—negates the veracity of this tradition.

Two other possibilities for the naming of the Paulins Kill are more likely. First, that the wife of one of the area's first settlers, Johan Peter Bernhardt, was named Maria Paulina and that she had died prior to the first settlement at Stillwater in 1742; however few records are extant detailing Bernhardt's family. The second and most etymological origin is that the Native American name given to the mountain on the valley's western flank, Pahaqualong may have been corrupted and anglicized to a spelling such as "Paulins" by early white settlers or surveyors. Pahaqualong is translated as "end of two mountains with stream between", from a combination of the words pe’uck meaning "water hole," qua meaning "boundary," and the suffix -onk meaning "place." This translation is thought to refer either to the valley of the Paulins Kill itself, or to the Delaware Water Gap. Local tradition does place an Indian village named Pahaquarra near the mouth of the Paulinskill, south of the Delaware Water Gap; the former Pahaquarry Township in Warren County derived its name from this origin.

A village named Paulina located a short distance east of Blairstown on Route 94, is said to have been named "from the stream upon which it is located." William Armstrong, a local settler, built the first grist mill there along the river in 1768, the village took root. The Paulins Kill was known as the Tockhockonetcong by the

2019 IHF Emerging Nations Championship

The 2019 IHF Emerging Nations Handball Championship was the third edition of the IHF Emerging Nations Championship held in Georgia under the aegis of International Handball Federation from 7 to 16 June 2019. Georgia defeated Cuba in the final to win their first title and earned the right to compete at the Relegation Round of 2022 European Championship qualification. A total of twelve countries participated in the tournament; the championship were played in Georgia. Unlike previous edition, Europe was represented only by the teams who competed at the first phase of 2022 European Championship qualification and failed to advance to the Relegation Round; that implied Faroe Islands not to defend their title at this tournament. The draw was held on 26 April 2019. Georgia had the right to choose their group. All times are local. Fifth place bracketNinth place bracket All-Star Team of the tournament and MVP. Official website IHF website

Drei Unteroffiziere

Drei Unteroffiziere is a 1939 German film. Made soon before the outbreak of the Second World War, the film - as its name suggests - depicts the lives of three German army sergeants. While the plot concentrates on the soldier characters' complicated love affairs rather than their battlefield exploits, it does extol camaraderie among soldiers - a staple theme of Nazi propaganda; the film concludes with the protagonists overcoming amorous jealousies which threatened to divide them, eagerly embarking on a dangerous military task. This theme is well reflected in the film's poster, in whose foreground the three in uniform face their commanding officer while on the background appears the actress Gerda for whose love they had competed with each other. After the defeat of Nazi Germany, Drei Unteroffiziere was included in the list of forbidden films, nowadays its screening is only allowed for "special educational purposes". Albert Hehn as Unteroffizier Erich Rauscher Fritz Genschow as Unteroffizier Fritz Kohlhammer Wilhelm König as Unteroffizier Struwe Wilhelm Althaus as Hauptmann Gruber Heinz Engelmann as Leutnant Strehl Wolfgang Staudte as Hauptfeldwebel Kern Ruth Hellberg as Gerda Cyrus Peter Anders as Operasinger Günther Ballier as Soldat der 3.

Kompanie Josef Gindorf as Schütze der 3. Kompanie Malte Jäger as Schütze Hermannsfeld Christian Kayßler as Dr. Lauterbach, Kapellmeister Otto Klopsch as Ehemaliger Soldat, Gast in der "Grünen Erbse" Erwin Laurenz as Soldat der 3. Kompanie Guenther Markert as Ein Gast im Café Hermann Meyer-Falkow as Ein Kollege Gerdas Luise Morland as Frau Werner, Gerdas Hauswirtin Hermann Pfeiffer as Lohmann, Hilfsregisseur Waldemar Potier as unknown Ferry Reich as Schütze Hofacker Herbert Scholz as unknown Elisabeth Schwarzkopf as Carmen in den Theaterszenen Günther Treptow as Don José in den Theaterszenen Ingeborg von Kusserow as Lisbeth, Telefonistin Eduard Wandrey as Preysing in den Theaterszenen Claire Winter as Lotte, Verkäuferin List of films made in the Third Reich Nazism and cinema Drei Unteroffiziere on IMDb Allmovie review Contemporary New York Times review

Caithness Flagstone Group

The Caithness Flagstone Group is a Devonian lithostratigraphic group in northern Scotland. The name is derived from the traditional county of Caithness where the strata are well exposed in coastal cliffs; these rocks are exposed, along the Moray Firth and along the eastern side of Sutherland and throughout Caithness, across Orkney and, to a rather lesser extent, in Shetland. The Group comprises the Upper Stromness Flagstone Formation and the Lower Stromness Flagstone Formation laid down in the lacustrine Orcadian Basin during the Eifelian Stage of the Devonian Period, it contains numerous rhythmic sequences of mudstone, limestone and sandstone of which there are 25 and 38 in the constituent lower and upper formations respectively. A conglomerate occurs at the base of the lower formation. A notable element is the Sandwick Fish Bed which defines the junction of the two formations and from which a diverse range of fish fossils have been recovered

Western Pacific 805-A

Western Pacific 805-A is a diesel-electric railroad locomotive built by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors. It was used to pull passenger trains the California Zephyr, operated jointly by the Western Pacific and Rio Grande Western, the Chicago and Quincy Railroads, it worked for several short line railroads before preservation at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum at Portola, California. WP 805-A was purchased to power Western Pacific Railroad's portion of the California Zephyr run less than one year after the train began on March 20, 1949; the 805-A was built in 1950 as part of an order by WP for 6 new passenger locomotives: 4 cab equipped A units numbered 804-A, 804-C, 805-A and 805-C, 2 B units numbered 804-B and 805-B. These locomotives supplemented WP's existing fleet of F3 models, which were the original power for the CZ train; this cab unit, which would be joined by two cabless B units in a typical CZ motive power set, hauled the train between Oakland and Salt Lake City, from 1950 until March 22, 1970, when the CZ ended.

The 805-A was placed into freight service. This style of streamlined locomotive is nicknamed "covered wagon," due to its enclosed, round top body, which many felt resembled an Old West settler's wagon. In 1972, WP purchased 15 General Electric U23B locomotives and turned in the 805-A for credit toward their purchase. GE sold the unit to the Wellsville and Galeton Railroad in Pennsylvania. After that railroad was abandoned in 1977, the 805-A was transferred to the Louisiana and Northwestern Railroad in Louisiana. All other CZ engines from the Western Pacific were scrapped; the Feather River Rail Society wanted this locomotive for its Western Pacific Railroad collection as it had become the last WP California Zephyr locomotive in existence. Arrangements were made to purchase the locomotive in 1987 with the cost shared between members Steve Habeck, Larry Hanlon and John Ryczkowski. FRRS joined as the fourth partner in the purchase; the 805-A was cosmetically restored by David Dewey. With this work completed, a rededication ceremony was held on May 27, 1995.

In early 2000, the FRRS launched the Zephyr Project to raise money for a complete mechanical restoration of the 805-A and restoration of the CZ dome car Silver Hostel. In 2004, the locomotive returned to limited operation; the 805-A is the last, intact locomotive built for the CZ. The Zephyr Project Feather River Rail Society website