Vũng Tàu is the largest city and former capital of Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province in Vietnam. The city area is 140 square kilometres, consists of 13 urban wards and one commune of Long Sơn Islet. Vũng Tàu was the capital of the province until it was replaced by the much smaller Bà Rịa city on 2 May 2012; the city is the crude oil extraction center of Vietnam. Vũng Tàu consists of 16 wards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Thắng Nhất, Thắng Nhì, Thắng Tam, Nguyễn An Ninh, Rạch Dừa and the commune of Long Sơn. During 14th and 15th centuries, the cape that would become Vũng Tàu was a swamp which European trading ships visited regularly; the ships' activities inspired the name Vũng Tàu, which means "anchorage". The French Indochinese government named it Cap Saint-Jacques; the cliff of Vũng Tàu is now called Mũi Nghinh Phong. Vũng Tàu was referred to as Tam Thắng in memory of the first three villages in this area: Thắng Nhất, Thắng Nhị, Thắng Tam, within the province of Biên Hòa under the Nguyễn Dynasty.
Under the reign of king Gia Long, when Malay pirates built a base here and subsequently became a danger to traders in Gia Định city, the king sent his army to crack down on the pirates. The pirates were ousted and the troops were given the land as a reward. 10 February 1859 marked the first use of cannons by Nguyễn's army, when they fired at French battleships from the fortress of Phước Thắng, located 100m from Vũng Tàu's Front Beach. This marked an important period in Vietnam's war against French invaders in South Vietnam. In 1876, according to a decree by the French government, Vũng Tàu was merged in Bà Rịa county per Saigon's administration. During the 1880s there were talks about moving Saigon's port facilities to Vũng Tàu, but this came to nothing due to Saigon's better infrastructure. On 1 May 1895, the governor of Cochinchina established by decree that Cap Saint Jacques would thereafter be an autonomous town. In 1898, Cap Saint Jacques was merged with Bà Rịa county once again, but re-divided in 1899.
In 1901, the population of Vũng Tàu was 5,690, of which 2,000 persons were immigrants from North Vietnam. Most of the town's population made their living in the dancing industry. On 4 April 1905, Cap Saint Jacques was made an administrative district of Bà Rịa province. In 1929, Cap Saint Jacques became a province, in 1934 became a city; the French governor of Indochina, Paul Doumer, built a mansion in Vũng Tàu, still a prominent landmark. During the Vietnam War, the 1st Australian Logistics Support Group was headquartered in Vũng Tàu – as were various United States military units at different times. Vũng Tàu became popular for R&R, amongst in-country US, Australian and New Zealand personnel. After the war, Vũng Tàu was a common launching place for the "Vietnamese boat people" fleeing the communists. On 30 May 1979, Vũng Tàu town was made the capital of Vũng Tàu-Côn Đảo Special Administrative Zone. On 12 August 1991, Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province was founded and Vũng Tàu town became Vũng Tàu City; the city is located in the south of Vietnam, situated at the tip of a small peninsula.
It has traditionally been a significant port during Vietnam's period of French rule. Today, the city's importance as a shipping port has diminished, but it still plays a significant role in Vietnam's offshore oil industry. Vũng Tàu is the only petroleum base of Vietnam where crude oil and natural gas exploitation activities dominate the city's economy and contribute principal income to Vietnam's budget and export volume. Vũng Tàu shipyard's reconstruction is scheduled to be completed in 2008, supplied with up-to-date anchor handling supply vessels of Aker. PEB Steel operates several factories in Vũng Tàu, for constructing steel buildings to be erected around Asia. Vũng Tàu has extensive beaches, including Front Beach. A big resort project has just been licensed by the Saigon Atlantis. Upon completion, this entertainment project worth US$300 million in capital investment will include resorts and sailing; the investor of this project is proposing to raise the investment capital to USD $4 billion.
Two other noteworthy entertainment projects awaiting licensing are Vũng Tàu Aquarium, which will cost USD 250 million, Bàu Trũng, a Disneyland-like entertainment park which will cost US$250 million. The project includes Landmark Tower, an 88-story skyscraper proposed to be built and completed by 2010 in Vũng Tàu by a USA-based company, Good Choice Import – Export Investment Inc, once built will be the highest building in Vietnam; the project is under consideration for approval by the local provincial government. In Vũng Tàu, one of the most celebrated holidays is Lễ hội Cá Ông. Festivals in the region include the Kite Festival and World Food Festival Culture Australian tourists come to Vũng Tàu in August to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tân; as in most provinces and cities in Vietnam, Buddhism is the predominant religion. Mahayana Buddhism, the dominant form of the religion in Vietnam, was brought to Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu by the Vietnamese settlers from the north at the beginning of the 17th century during the expansion of the Nguyễn lords.
When they came bringing their original religion they built many Buddhist pagodas and statues in the city. Three Buddhist temples in particular, Thích Ca Phật Đài, Phổ Đà Sơn Quan Âm Bồ Tát Tự Temple, Niết Bàn Tịnh Xá temple, draw pilgrims from around the country. Before the area
Estadio Nelson Barrera is a stadium in Campeche, Mexico. It is used for baseball, is the home field of the Piratas de Campeche Mexican League baseball team, it holds 6,000 people. It is named for RBI record setter Nelson Barrera, it was built in the same location as the former Estadio Venustiano Carranza, which had served as the home field for the Pirates from 1980 through 1997. For the 1998 through the 2000 seasons the Pirates played out of the 3,000 seat Estadio Leandro Dominguez in the Santa Lucia neighborhood of the city of Campeche. Estadio Nelson Barrera Romellón was opened on 22 May 2001 with a victory of the Pirates over the visiting Olmecas de Tabasco
Brigid Globensky is the Senior Director of Education and Programs at the Milwaukee Art Museum, the largest art museum in Wisconsin. She acted as the Director of Education and Community Programs at the Baltimore Museum of Art, she is an award-winning museum educator. Globensky attended Trinity College between 1973 - 1977 and received her B. A. in History and a focus in Art History. In 1993, she subsequently earned a MS. Ed. in Museum Education at Bank Street College of Education. In 1999, she graduated with a PhD in American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park after defending her dissertation on the expression and reassertion of Lumbee cultural identity through mass-produced interior decorations. Further, she holds a certificate in Photography from the Maryland Institute, College of Art since 1989. After eight years of working as a community house organizer, Globensky began her museum education career at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1987 as Coordinator of Gallery Interpretation and supervising the volunteer docent corps.
After two years, she became the Assistant Director of Education and Community at the Baltimore Museum of Art. She oversaw the volunteer unit as well as the institution’s summer internship program. Following a promotion in 1996, she acted as the Director of Community. In 2001, Globensky joined the Milwaukee Art Museum where she is Senior Director of Education and Programs and manages the educational programs for various audiences and educators, including docents and volunteers. Further, her position supports the planning of curating the education gallery, she oversees the Kohl’s Art Generation Program Grant and organized several exhibitions such as Animation: Art Goes to the Movies. During her tenure, she was named Museum Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association. Globensky, Anne Brigid. 1999. At home in Baltimore: an ethnographic approach to the study of Lumbee domestic material culture. Globensky, Brigid. 2019. “A Forgotten History: Children’s Space in US Art Museums throughout the Twentieth Century.”
The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum 12: 47–60. Https://doi.org/10.18848/1835-2014/CGP/v12i02/47-60. 2013: Museum Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association 2013: J. Paul Getty Museum Scholar 2000: Fulbright Graduate Student Fellow 1999: Museum Education Art Educator of the Year, Eastern Region, National Art Education Association 1997: Museum Management Institute Fellow, J. Paul Getty Trust 1992: Artist-in-Residence, Maryland State Arts Council Interview with Brigid Globensky, by Lisa Krause in the Museum Education Oral History Collection Bedford, Leslie. 2009. “A Conversation about Educational Leadership in Museums.” Journal of Museum Education 34: 139–47. Https://doi.org/10.1080/10598650.2009.11510628. Fallone, Emma. 2014. "MAM Behind-The-Scenes: Brigid Globensky, Senior Director Of Education And Programs". Milwaukee Art Museum Blog. https://blog.mam.org/2014/07/22/mam-behind-the-scenes-brigid-globensky-senior-director-of-education-and-programs/. "Interview With Brigid Globensky, By Lisa Krause".
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Moritz Gottlieb Saphir, born Moses Saphir was an Austrian satirical writer and journalist. Saphir was the son of his wife Charlotte Brüll. During the reign of Joseph II all Jewish subjects had been required to take a family name, Israel Saphir was the first in the family to use that surname. Moses was sent to the yeshiva in Bratislava to become a rabbi. At the age of eleven he fell out with his family and made a risky journey to Prague to attend that city's yeshiva instead. Shortly afterwards he encountered mainstream European literature and began to study English and the Romance languages. In 1814 his family removed all financial support and he was forced to return home, he was allowed some time to travel to Pest, Hungary in order to study Latin and Greek. It was in Pest, his first book, Poetische Erstlinge, was received with enthusiasm. He was invited to Vienna by the publisher Adolf Bäuerle to write for the Wiener Theaterzeitung. However, Saphir's merciless reviews and essays were so unpopular that in 1825 he was sacked, whereupon he left for Berlin, where he edited the arts pages of the Berliner Schnellpost für Literatur, Theater und Geselligkeit contributing to the Berliner Courier and Berliner Theateralmanachs auf das Jahr 1828.
On 3 December 1827 he founded the Tunnel über der Spree literary society, as a kind of "personal bodyguard" according to Theodor Fontane. However, as an eloquent satirist he made more enemies in Berlin, his prominent associates in the society could not always help him out of scrapes; the playwright Kurt Schall challenged him to a duel, a satirical poem about Henriette Sontag in the Spenerschen Zeitung led to a short term of imprisonment. In 1829, he went to Munich where he helped found Der deutsche Horizont. Once again his satires resulted in deportation. Fleeing to Paris, he achieved fame through a series of lectures, he received an invitation from Louis Philippe I, but he returned to Bavaria in 1831 and took over the editorship of the Bayerische Beobachter; the following year he converted to Protestantism. His apologetic manner and newfound restraint resulted in official forgiveness, an appointment as a functionary in the Royal Bavarian Court Theatre. In 1834 he returned to Vienna, to remain his main residence for the rest of his life.
He was forbidden to start his own newspaper, worked instead for the Theaterzeitung. On 1 January 1837 the ban was lifted and on the same day he founded Der Humorist, a daily satirical publication which he edited until his death in 1858. During the Revolution of 1848 he became the first head of a Revolutionary Writers' Association, but with the continuation of unrest he resigned and retreated to Baden until the situation had resolved; the restraint displayed in his work meant that a new generation of writers began to see him as "reactionary". His enmity towards Johann Nestroy and friendship with Ignaz Franz Castelli are well-known, he made lecture tours throughout Germany and Austria. After returning from one such trip he separated from his wife. In the summer of 1858 he travelled to Baden, where he died on 5 September at the age of 63, his last words were "Now all is over, I have to go." The executor of his will was Friedrich Hebbel. He was buried in the Matzleinsdorf Protestant Cemetery in Vienna.
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Ulrich Fülleborn zur Emeritierung. Lang Verlag, Frankfurt a. M. 1991, S. 243–275. Wulf Wülfing: Folgenreiche Witze. Moritz Gottlieb Saphir. In: Joachim Dyck u.a.: Rhetorik. Ein internationales Jahrbuch. Band 12: Rhetorik im 19. Jahrhundert. Niemeyer Verlag, Tübingen 1993, ISBN 3-484-60389-5, S. 73–83. Moritz Gottlieb Saphir beim eLibrary Austria Projekt Biography on the website of the new Der Humorist
Komen is a settlement in Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Komen, it is located on the Karst Plateau in the Slovenian Littoral. Komen was attested in written sources in 1247 as Cominum; the name is derived from the Slavic common noun *komъ'hill, elevation'. Derivation from the noun komin'stove, chimney' is unlikely for accentual reasons; the Italian name, derived from the Slovene name, is given as Comen in older sources and Comeno in newer sources. In the Middle Ages, it was first part of the Duchy of Friuli and in the 13th century it was included in the County of Gorizia. Komen was first mentioned in a document from 1247. In 1500, the whole region fell under Habsburg dominion and it was included in the County of Gorizia and Gradisca until 1918. During World War I, the western parts of the municipality were devastated by the Battles of the Isonzo. After the end of the war in November 1918, the area was occupied by Italian troops and annexed to Italy with the Treaty of Rapallo in 1920.
On February 15, 1944, the village of Komen was burned down by the Nazi German troops as retaliation for Partisan resistance activity in the area. In 1947, it became part in 1991 of independent Slovenia. Notable people that were born or lived in Komen include: Franco Giraldi, screenwriter Adela Žgur, academic Komen municipal website Komen on Geopedia
SailGP is an international sailing competition using high performance F50 foiling catamarans. The competition was founded by Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle and champion yachtsman Russell Coutts, their aim was to establish a commercially viable global race series with a large audience. This had been unsuccessfully attempted in the past with series such as the Extreme Sailing Series; the SailGP format used fast foiling catamarans in a variety of spectacular locations. Teams are owned by the competition with the intention of becoming owned; the F50 boats used in the competition are one design boats maintained and operated by SailGP. Technical information is shared between teams, which includes large amounts of data collected using Oracle systems; this is intended to prevent secret "arms races" that the organizers believe dominate the America's Cup, to ensure that the outcomes of races are determined by skill and ability, not technology. Each race meet; the winning team of each race scores 10 points, with second place earning 9 points etc.
The final race of the season is a match race between the two highest scoring crews over the season with the winner earning a US $1 million prize. The circuit has been funded for 5 years to allow the competition to become self sustaining; this would see it run until at least 2023. The inaugural competition was in 2019 with 6 teams competing from Australia, France, Great Britain and the United States of America; the competition consisted of a circuit of five race meets in Sydney, San Francisco, New York and Marseille France. The Australian team, skippered by Tom Slingsby won the competition and the prize in a final match race against the Japanese team skippered by Nathan Outteridge. Over the first season SailGP attracted over 133,000 live spectators and had a television audience of 1.8 billion. The five races had a claimed economic impact of US$115 million on their host cities. While the second season is scheduled to visit the same five venues as in season 1, the team lineup has changed, with Denmark joining as the 7th team, Spain replacing China.
The British team changed with the signing of Ben Ainslie as skipper. Ainslie is the most successful olympic sailor in history, would crew the British team while continuing his attempt to win the America's Cup. Ainslie crew will feature sailors from the previous British team. Season two began on February 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Ben Ainslie and team Great Britain swept. SailGP website SailGP channel on YouTube