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Winnipeg Free Press

The Winnipeg Free Press is a daily broadsheet newspaper in Winnipeg, Canada. It provides coverage of local, national, sports and entertainment news. Various consumer-oriented features such as homes and automobiles appear on a weekly basis; the newspaper's main competition is a print daily tabloid. Founded in 1872 as the Manitoba Free Press, it is the oldest newspaper in Western Canada, it has the largest readership of any newspaper in the province and is regarded as the newspaper of record for Winnipeg and Manitoba. The newspaper's existence began only two years after Manitoba joined Confederation in 1870, predated Winnipeg's incorporation in 1873. November 30, 1872: The "Manitoba Free Press" was launched by William Fisher Luxton and John A. Kenny. Luxton bought a press in New York and he and Kenny rented a shack at 555 Main Street, near the present corner of Main Street and James Avenue.1874: The Free Press moved to a new building on Main Street, across from St. Mary Avenue In 1882, control of the Free Press passed to Clifford Sifton,1882: Control of the Free Press was passed to Clifford Sifton, the paper moved to a building on McDermot Avenue.

The organization remained there until 1900, when it moved to a new address on McDermot Avenue, at Albert Street.1901: John Wesley Dafoe served as editorial writer, editor-in-chief and president until 1944. 1905: The newspaper moved to a four-storey building at Portage and Garry. 1913: The newspaper moved to 300 Carlton Street and remained there for 78 years.1920: The Free Press took their newsprint supplier before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council for violating the World War I War Measures Act. In Fort Frances Pulp and Paper v. Manitoba Free Press, the newspaper won because the court determined that whether the state of national emergency continued after the war was a political matter for Parliament. 1931: The Manitoba Free Press was renamed "Winnipeg Free Press". 1991: The Free Press moved to its current location in the Inkster Industrial Park, a $150 million plant at 1355 Mountain Avenue.. 2001: In December, the Free Press and its sister paper, Brandon Sun, was bought from Thomson Newspapers by FP Canadian Newspapers Limited Partnership.

At noon on Monday, October 13 of 2008, about 1,000 members of the Communications and Paperworkers Union, which represents editorial, advertising and press staff, as well as newspaper carriers, launched a strike action. The strike ended 16 days when the union ratified the final offer on Tuesday, October 28; the contract was ratified by 67 per cent of newspaper carriers, 75 per cent of the pressmen and 91 per cent of the inside workers, including journalists. The recent five-year contract was negotiated and signed in 2013, with no threat of a strike. Workers and managers negotiated directly with great success, without the need of a lawyer as previous contracts required; as of November 1, 2009, the paper ceased publishing a regular Sunday edition. In its place, a Sunday-only tabloid called On 7 has since been discontinued. On March 27, 2011, the Sunday newspaper was retooled as a broadsheet format called Winnipeg Free Press SundayXtra, due to the impending arrival of Metro in the Winnipeg market.

The Sunday edition is now only available online. According to Canadian Newspaper Association figures, the newspaper's average weekday circulation for 2013 was 108,583, while on Saturdays it was 144,278; because of the small population of Manitoba, this means that over ten percent of the population will look at the paper and the ads. The Winnipeg Free Press has seen, like most Canadian daily newspapers, a decline in circulation, its total circulation dropped by 17 percent to 106,473 copies daily from 2009 to 2015. Daily average List of newspapers in Canada Merrill, John C. and Harold A. Fisher; the world's great dailies: profiles of fifty newspapers pp 361–65 Winnipeg Free Press site

2000 Swisscom Challenge

The 2000 Swisscom Challenge was a women's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts. It was part of the Tier I Series of the 2000 WTA Tour, it took place at the Schluefweg in Zürich, from 8 through 15 October 2000. Martina Hingis won the singles title. * per team 1 Rankings as of 2 October 2000. The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw: Emmanuelle Gagliardi Lina Krasnoroutskaya Magdalena MaleevaThe following players received entry from the qualifying draw: Andrea Glass Jana Kandarr Anastasia Myskina Tatiana Panova 1 Rankings as of 2 October 2000; the following pair received a wildcard into the doubles main draw: Lina Krasnoroutskaya / Anastasia MyskinaThe following pair received entry from the qualifying draw: Andrea Glass / Bianka Lamade Martina Hingis defeated Lindsay Davenport, 6–4, 4–6, 7–5. It was the 7th title in the 33rd title in her singles career. Martina Hingis / Anna Kournikova defeated Kimberly Po / Anne-Gaëlle Sidot, 6–3, 6–4, it was the 10th title for Kournikova in their respective careers.

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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life known as The Meaning of Life, is a 1983 British musical sketch comedy film written and performed by the Monty Python troupe, directed by Terry Jones. It was the last film to feature all six Python members before Graham Chapman's death in 1989. Unlike Holy Grail and Life of Brian, the film's two predecessors, which each told a single, more-or-less coherent story, The Meaning of Life returned to the sketch format of the troupe's original television series and their first film from twelve years earlier, And Now for Something Completely Different, loosely structured as a series of comic sketches about the various stages of life, it was accompanied by the short film The Crimson Permanent Assurance. Released on 23 June 1983 in the United Kingdom, The Meaning of Life, although not as acclaimed as its predecessors, was still well received critically and was a minor box office success, grossing $15 million on a $9 million budget, it screened at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix.

The film appears in a 2010 list of the top 20 cult films published by The Boston Globe. A group of fish in a posh restaurant's tank swim together casually, until they look at the customers outside of the tank and see their friend Howard being eaten; this leads them to question the meaning of life. The question is explored in the first sketch, "The Miracle of Birth", which features a woman in labour being ignored by the doctors in favour of impressing the hospital's medically-clueless administrator. Meanwhile, in Yorkshire, described as "the third world", a Roman Catholic man loses his job and returns home to tell his numerous children that he will have to sell them off for scientific experiments due to the Catholic church's opposition to contraception. A Protestant man with his wife looks on disapprovingly, proudly remarks that Protestants can use contraception and have sex for pleasure. In "Growth and Learning", a class of boys are taught school etiquette before partaking in a sex education lesson, which involves watching their teacher have sex with his wife.

One boy laughs, is forced into a violent rugby match pitting pupils against the adult school masters as punishment. "Fighting Each Other" focuses on three scenes concerning the British military: first a World War I officer tries to rally his men during an attack, but they insist on presenting him with various going-away presents, including a card, a clock. Lastly, in 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War, a soldier finds. Suspecting a tiger, despite being in Africa, the soldiers hunt for it and find two men suspiciously wearing two halves of a tiger costume; the prior sequences ends abruptly with a host introducing "The Middle of the Film", beginning with a surreal segment called "Find the Fish", wherein bizarre characters ask the audience to find a hidden fish over a strange musical number. "Middle Age" involves a middle-aged American couple visiting a Hawaiian restaurant themed around Medieval torture, where, to the interest of the fish, the waiter offers a conversation about philosophy and the meaning of life.

The customers are unable to make sense of it and move on to a discussion of "live organ transplants". "Live Organ Transplants" involves two paramedics visiting Mr. Brown, a card-carrying organ donor, forcefully removing his liver while he is still alive. Mrs. Brown is reluctant to donate her own liver while alive, but she relents after a man steps out of a fridge and sings the "Galaxy Song", discussing man's insignificance in comparison to the enormousness of the universe; the Crimson Permanent Assurance pirates from the short pre-film feature appear to invade a corporate boardroom where executives are discussing the meaning of life, but a tumbling skyscraper ends their assault. "The Autumn Years" starts off with a musician in a French restaurant singing about the joys of having a penis. When the song is finished, the horrible and grotesquely obese Mr. Creosote visits the restaurant, much to the horror of the other guests and the fish tank, he devours an enormous meal. When the maître d' persuades him to eat one last wafer-thin mint, Creosote's stomach begins to expand until it explodes, the maître d' giving him the bill.

Two staff members clean up Creosote's remains. A third waiter leads the audience to his house, spouts some weak philosophy, angrily dismisses them after his point trails off. "Death" features a condemned man choosing the manner of his own execution: being chased off the Cliffs of Dover by topless women in sports gear and falling into his own grave below. The Grim Reaper thereupon enters an isolated country house, where the hosts and dinner guests are all clueless as to who he is until the Reaper reveals his identity and tells them they all died from food poisoning, they accompany the Grim Reaper to Heaven, revealed to be the Hawaiian restaurant from earlier. They enter into a Las Vegas-style hotel where it's always Christmas, with all the characters from the previous sketches as guests, where a Tony Bennett-style singer performs "Christmas in Heaven" to the cast; the song is cut off abruptly for "The End of the Film." An epilogue features the host of "The Middle of the Film" being handed an envelope containing the meaning of life.

Pronouncing it "nothing special," she blandly reads it out: "Try and be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book every now and th

Night Shift (British TV series)

Night Shift was a late-twentieth-century television series that portrayed people who work the night shift. Night Shift was made by a small independent production company called Addictive TV for the ITV network in the United Kingdom; each episode of Night Shift lasted only five to ten minutes. The show's original run was from 1992 to 1994, while an additional series was produced in 1998. Several of Night Shift's episodes were filmed at the same location, most notably Gatwick Airport and Victoria Station; the original series featured a effective model shot, in which a camera moves across a Monopoly-style map of a city into the title, Night Shift, written as a street name. The shot utilized in the final shows too; the model was constructed by model-maker Peter Poole, filmed by Dave Hicks. Despite the slick look, there was no film studio involved: just a Brighton garage. A mini-mist smoke machine was used to add depth to the backlit model, about 6 by 4 feet in size. A photo appeared in the design magazine, Creative Review, in the What's New In Design? section.

The show, filmed hand-held in a style common now but not at the time, was presented in a lighthearted and informal fashion by the writer and actor, Colin Bennett. Bennett is known for his appearance on the BBC children's television show, Take Hart, presented by Tony Hart; the short episodes would show up at a moment's notice if programmes ran early or it was needed to fill in a small gap. In the latter part of scheduling sometimes two episodes or more would be shown back to back. Colin always appeared sporting an Edmonton Oilers jacket and only removed it once during the entire run; the production crew were spoken to by the presenter, unusual in those days, with reference to "Nick" and "Graham". These names refer to producer/sound recordist Nick Clarke and producer/director Graham Daniels of Addictive TV; the crew sometimes appeared on camera with one memorable episode at Gatwick Airport, weighing baggage. The series was shot by award-winning cameraman Nic Small. Highlights from the shows include a late night visit to a cab firm who were not busy at all and Colin learnt that most of their time was spent playing cards.

Escort agencies, lap dancing bars, police stations and nuclear power plants were frequented by the team. An individual episode was filmed using a nightvision camera out in the dark with the army giving it an eerie green glow, long before it would become a staple for series such as Most Haunted; the series was the first television programme allowed to film in Gatwick Airport's control tower. Producers of the show

Oachira Temple

Oachira Temple is an ancient temple located in Oachira in Kollam district in the South Indian state of Kerala. According to the Puranas, this temple is one of the famous sacred places of India. Oachira is on the border of Kollam and Allappuzha districts, next to the National Highway 47; this temple is known "DakshinaKashi". This ancient pilgrimage center is centered on the ParaBrahma temple, covers thirty-six acres of land; every year the Oachira Vrischikam Festival is celebrated during January. Oachirakkali is a famous ritual performed here during June and it involves mock-fighting in muddy water by traditional martial art experts, and "Irupathattam onam" is celebrated. It is the festival of cattle. In this festival, huge "Eduppu kala" are made, they are pulled on giant wheels to the Oachira Temple from the site where they are made. There are around 50 such structures, it is the biggest festival in "Onattu Kara", an area of a few square miles. Oachirakkali was a war exercise performed annually by soldiers of Kayamkulam Raja.

Nearby, about 108 Kalaries were in 52 karas up to the beginning of the 20th century. Soldiers belonging to the above Karas met together at Oachira in the Malayalam month of Mithuna every year and performed war-like exercises; this is. Ward and Conner, two British officials entrusted to survey Travancore in the beginning of the 19th century, made their observations about Oachira in their report. In the report it was made clear that there was a old and damaged pagoda on the eastern side of the Padanilam, it was disclosed that there was a large reservoir at the center of the vast ground on which the temple stands, and, outside the temple compound today. There are many beliefs as to; some people believe that the place name came from the word Omkarachira and some others believe that the name is originated from the name Oymanchira. There are strong beliefs that the name derived from Uvachanchira as Uvachan means Lord Siva as per belief. All these assumptions are based on myths; the real reason for arriving at the name of Oachira is different.

For that, we should understand the observations made by the two British officials and Conner, who conducted a survey in the erstwhile Travancore during the beginning of the 19th century. In their survey report, it was mentioned that there was a large reservoir at the center of the large ground called Padanilam; this reservoir was at the center of the Padanilam. This chira was used by the soldiers in olden days for bathing and for supplying water to the horses used in the war exercises; this chira might have been known in olden days as Onattuchira, as the place belonged to the Kayamkulam Raja, called the Odanattu Raja or Onattu Rajah. The Headquarters of Kayamkulam Raja was at that time at Krishnapuram near to the Padanilam. So it is believed that the word Onattuchira was accepted as the place name and as time passed by further, that word was corrupted into Oachira; this is quite a plausible explanation as there are so many examples in known history about the transformation of place names. The Oachira Temple is unique in the sense.

People worship the Para Brahma under neatly preserved trees. Temples of Kerala Chettikulangara Devi Temple Padanilam Parabrahma Temple Kayamkulam

Alan Greenberg (film director)

Alan Greenberg was an American film director, screenwriter and author. Greenberg visited Jamaica from a young age, was a friend of Bob Marley. Following Marley's death, Marley's family asked Greenberg to make a film about Marley. In 1981, Greenberg filmed Land of Look Behind, a documentary film that includes footage of Marley's funeral as well as scenes filmed in Jamaica's remote Cockpit Country and the capital city of Kingston; the film ended up being more of a visionary portrait of the Jamaica of that period than a film about Marley. The film has won considerable critical acclaim, as well as winning the Gold Hugo Award for Best Documentary in the Chicago International Film Festival, the U. S.'s largest film competition. Land of Look Behind has been honored as the best American documentary film of its era, the legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog says "'Land of Look Behind' has achieved things never seen before in cinema." Greenberg worked with Werner Herzog on many projects. He served as a special unit photographer on the films Cape Fear by Martin Scorsese, 1900 by Bernardo Bertolucci.

He wrote twenty screenplays and three books. His book Heart of Glass, about the making of the 1976 Werner Herzog masterwork of the same name, was called "The best book on the making of a film written" by Rolling Stone magazine. A new and revised edition of the book, entitled, "EVERY NIGHT THE TREES DISAPPEAR: Werner Herzog and the Making of'Heart of Glass'" was published in hard cover by the Chicago Review Press, it featured Greenberg's previously-unpublished photographs, which Herzog called "strange and beautiful." In 2012 Greenberg was going to write and produce a film based on his acclaimed screenplay "Love in Vain", a poetic account of the mysterious blues genius Robert Johnson. "Love in Vain" was the first screenplay published by a major house as literature. Greenberg's latest screenplay, "Tutankhamun – Lord of Two Lands", a radically researched vision of the Boy King's murder intertwined with the intrigue surrounding his tomb's discovery in 1922, was to have been produced in 2013. 1982 – Land of Look Behind 1988 – Living Dreams Greenberg, Alan.

Heart of Glass. Text and photos by A. Greenberg, scenario by W. Herzog, based on H. Achternbusch's Die Stunde des Todes. Munich: Skellig. Greenberg, Alan. Love in Vain: A Vision of Robert Johnson. 1st Da Capo Press ed. New foreword by Martin Scorsese. Screenplay of an unproduced motion picture. New York: Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-80557-X. Greenberg, Alan. Love in Vain: The Life and Legend of Robert Johnson. 1st ed. A Dolphin book. Garden City, New York: Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-15679-0. Greenberg, Alan. "Every Night the Trees Disappear: Werner Herzog and the Making of'Heart of Glass'". Chicago: Chicago Review Press. Alan Greenberg on IMDb Article from New York Press, 2000