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Woodbine Racetrack

Woodbine Racetrack is a racetrack for thoroughbred horse racing in Toronto, Canada. Owned by Woodbine Entertainment Group, Woodbine Racetrack manages and hosts Canada's most famous race, The Queen's Plate; the track was opened in 1956 with a one-mile oval dirt track, as well as a seven-eights turf course. It has been extensively remodeled since 1993, since 1994 has had three racecourses; the current Woodbine carries the name used by a racetrack which operated in east Toronto, at Queen Street East and Kingston Road, from 1874 through 1993. In 1951, it was operated by the Ontario Jockey Club and held the prestigious King's Plate, but competed with several other racetracks in Ontario and was in need of modernization. During the 1950s, the OJC, under the leadership of Canadian industrialist and horse breeder E. P. Taylor began a program of racetrack acquisitions aimed at becoming the biggest and most profitable operator in Ontario horse racing, similar to Taylor's earlier acquisitions and consolidations in the Canadian brewing industry.

In 1952, the OJC purchased and closed the money-losing Thorncliffe Park and closed the Hamilton Racetrack, purchased the Fort Erie Racetrack for CA$780,000. Renovations began at Fort Erie and at Woodbine, financed by a public offering of stock for CA$2 million. In 1953, the OJC bought Stamford Park in Belleville, it was redeveloped. In 1955, Taylor himself purchased the competing Orpen-owned Dufferin Park Racetrack and Long Branch Racetracks for CA$4 million; the Orpen tracks were closed and redeveloped and the Orpen race charters transferred to the OJC. The OJC continued the Canadian International and Cup and Saucer stakes races, held at the Orpen tracks; the racing charters acquired from the other tracks enabled the OJC to run 196 days of racing, more than double its allowed total of 84 days in 1952. All of the efforts at racetrack acquisitions and closures were designed to support a new "supertrack". In 1952, the OJC identified the new location of the racetrack at Highway 27 east of the Toronto airport and bought over 400 acres.

The architect chosen was Earle C. Morgan. Although Morgan had not designed a racetrack, he spent the next two years developing the design in conjunction with Arthur Froelich who had designed Hollywood Park Racetrack and Garden State Park Racetrack in the United States; the new track was designed to hold 40,000 spectators, have ample parking, three race courses and two training tracks. It had stable space for 1,000 rooms for 700 employees; the grandstand, designed to get as many people as close to the finish line as possible, included several restaurants and cafeterias. Construction on the new supertrack began in 1955; the new racetrack opened on June 1956, built at a cost of CA$13 million. It was known as the New Woodbine Racetrack, it dropped the "New" in 1963. The old track was converted to a combined thoroughbred and standardbred track known thereafter as Old Woodbine or, for most of the rest of its history, as Greenwood Raceway and Greenwood Race Track; the two thoroughbred and two standardbred meets conducted at Greenwood were transferred to the new Woodbine in 1994, until exclusively devoted to thoroughbred racing.

On June 30, 1959 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh attended the 100th running of the Queen's Plate, Queen Elizabeth II again on July 4, 2010 during part of her state visit to Canada, attended the 151st running of The Queen's Plate Stakes, as well as taking part in the presentation of trophies. The track was the opening venue for the 1976 Summer Paralympics and some of the sporting events were held here; the Breeders' Cup was held at Woodbine in 1996. The Arlington Million was held at Woodbine in 1988; the Woodbine facility is home to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. In 2018, the track began using a GPS-based timing system; the outermost E. P. Taylor turf course for thoroughbreds, completed in 1994, is 1.5 miles long with a chute allowing races of 1.125 miles to be run around one turn. It is irregularly shaped, the clubhouse turn departing from the traditional North American oval, the backstretch is from 2.5 feet to 3 feet higher than the homestretch.

The Taylor turf course and the main dirt course at Belmont Park on New York's Long Island are the only mile-and-a-half layouts in North American thoroughbred racing. In 2016, Woodbine will contest up to 40 turf races running clockwise in what are being billed as "EuroTurf" races. Inside the Taylor course is the 1 mile synthetic course for Thoroughbreds. Since April 9, 2016, the surface has been Tapeta. Two chutes facilitate races at 1.25 miles. The innermost oval was a 7/8-mile grass oval until the E. P. Taylor turf course opened in 1994, it was converted to a crushed limestone dirt course and was used for harness racing until April 2018. It was converted back to a second turf course for the 2019 thoroughbred racing season; the first race on the new Inner Turf was run on June 28, 2019 and was won by Bold Rally with Eurico Rosa da Silva aboard. Portions of the current E. P. Taylor turf course formed part of a long turf chute that crossed over the dirt course to the inner turf oval at the top of the stretch.

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1974 Giro d'Italia

The 1974 Giro d'Italia was the 57th running of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tours races. The Giro started in Vatican City, on 16 May, with a 164 km stage and concluded in Milan, on 8 June, with 257 km leg. A total of 140 riders from fourteen teams entered the 22-stage race, won by Belgian Eddy Merckx of the Molteni team; the second and third places were taken by Italians Gianbattista Baronchelli and Felice Gimondi, respectively. Merckx's victory in the 1974 Giro was his first step in completing the Triple Crown of Cycling – winning the Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France, the World Championship road race in one calendar year – becoming the first rider to do so. Amongst the other classifications that the race awarded, Brooklyn's Roger De Vlaeminck won the points classification and José Manuel Fuente of KAS won the mountains classification. KAS finished as the winners of the team points classification. A total of fourteen teams were invited to participate in the 1974 Giro d'Italia; each team sent a squad of ten riders, which meant that the race started with a peloton of 140 cyclists.

Three riders from Rokado did not start the race after enrolling, which reduced the starting field to 137. From the riders that began this edition, 96 made it to the finish Milan; the teams entering the race were: Reigning champion and four-time winner Eddy Merckx returned to the race in 1974 to defend his crown and to claim fifth victory and join the likes of Alfredo Binda and Fausto Coppi who had five Giro victories. He arrived to the race the day before after racing in the Four Days of Dunkirk. Merckx came into the Giro d'Italia after not having won a single spring classic for the first time since 1965. In March, he was forced to take a rest from cycling due to a respiratory ailment. Merckx returned to racing after beating the illness in late March, writer Giuliano Califano stated that several experts found him to be in great form coming into the Giro. La Stampa writer Gianni Pignata noted that Merckx's form and how his poor performance early on provided motivation for the Giro. In particular, he referenced Merckx's poor sprinting in the early season and how the Giro was his first race longer than seven stages this season.

José Manuel Fuente was thought to have entered the Giro in good form after winning the Vuelta a España weeks earlier. Pignata commented that Fuente would provide Merckx a stiff opposition through his ability to attack in the mountains, but his poor time trialing ability was his weakness. L'Unita interviewed several of the riders and many named Merckx as the favorite to take the victory. Gino Sala named Gianbattista Baronchelli, Giovanni Battaglin, Francesco Moser as three young riders who have the potential to become stars during the race. Pignata believed Battaglin's participation in the Tour de Romandie provided a great lead-up into the Giro. Pignata concluded that these younger riders should not be cautious during the race as it would play into the hands of Merckx, who would only have to react to Fuente's attacks. Giuliano Califano of La Stampa believed that Merckx's biggest rival would be reigning world champion Felice Gimondi. Amid rumors of not participating, Luis Ocaña confirmed his absence due to bronchitis three days prior to the start.

La Stampa columnist Maurizio Caravella gave Merckx a 60% chance to win, while giving Gimondi and Battaglin at 10% chance and Baronchelli and Moser a 5% chance at victory. The peloton featured 1971 winner Gösta Pettersson; the route for the 1974 edition of the Giro d'Italia was revealed to the public by race director Vincenzo Torriani on 29 March 1974. It contained. There were eleven stages containing twenty three categorized climbs, of which four had summit finishes: stage 11a, to Il Cioccio. In total the race route contained 26.78 km of official climbing across the twenty-three climbs. The organizers chose to include two rest days, in Sanremo; when compared to the previous year's race, the race was 200 km longer, lacked a prologue, had the same number of rest days and individual time trials. In addition, this race contained two more stages, as well as one more set of half stages. In Italy, the race was televised daily in thirty-minute segments at during the evening on the second channel of RAI.

The race, was still to be broadcast over radio. Upon the release of the route in March, La Stampa writer Gianni Pignata believed that the first leg of the split eleventh stage, to Il Cioccio, along with stages 20 and 21, which featured eight total climbs in the Dolomites, would be decisive in determining the race's winner. Pignata believed, he added that if a rider wanted to best Merckx, he would need to make his move earlier in the race and not wait for the Dolomites, as Merckx would be in top form by then. After looking over the race route, Italian rider Marino Basso stated that there were few opportunities for sprinters to try and win a stage. Two-time winner Felice Gimondi felt the race started off hard and agreed with Pignata and Basso, in that the race favored climbers and lacked chances for sprint finishes, he stated that the route suited the riding styles of Luis Ocaña, Eddy Merckx, José Manuel Fuente. In addition, Gimondi criticized Torriani for placing a rest day in after the third day of racing, stating that there was no justification for it there.

The first day of racing was gearing up to finish with a bunch sprint, when neo-professional cyclist Wilfried Reybrouck attacked with 400 meters to go. Reybrouck managed to hold off the chasing sprinters Roger De Vlaeminck and Marino Basso, among others to win t

CEELI Institute

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, the CEELI Institute is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization for advancing the rule of law. The CEELI Institute's mission is to advance the rule of law across various countries in order to protect fundamental rights and individual liberties, promote transparent, accountable governments, create the foundation for economic growth and development, promote peaceful resolution of disputes. Through innovative training programs, the CEELI Institute educates legal professionals with a focus on providing tools to promote human rights, strengthen democratic institutions, fight corruption, support free market economies; the Institute is located at the Villa Grebovka in Prague. The program instructors at the Institute are international professionals committed to advancing the rule of law. CEELI works with judges and reformers in countries in transition to support fair and effective judicial systems, strengthen democratic institutions, build respect for human rights, promote the continuing development of market economies.

The instructors hold training programs designed to target the needs of the participants. The Institute has worked with more than 2,500 lawyers from over 40 countries; the Conference of Chief Justices in Central and Eastern Europe is an organization made up of the Supreme Chief Court Justices in twenty-three nations. The Conference was launched in Prague at the Institute in 2011, meets annually. In October 2015, the Conference met in Croatia and signed the Statement of Principles of the Independence of the Judiciary known as the Brijuni Statement, an important reaffirmation of the fundamental principles of judicial independence and integrity. In 2012, CEELI Institute created the Central and Eastern European Judicial Exchange Network for younger, less experienced judges. Today, the network consists of over 80 judges and court administrators from 19 countries in central and eastern Europe. Similar to the Conference, the network focuses on promoting judicial integrity in the nations; the Institute organizes events for the network to ensure the growth of a supportive peer exchange system.

The judges in the Network compiled over 130 judiciary-related international standards in their "Manual Independence and Integrity of Justice: A Thematic Compilation of International Standards and Best Practices". The Institute began working with Tunisia in 2012, to train over 2,100 Tunisian judges about judiciary rule in democracies; the program in Tunisia is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency, partners with the International Legal Assistance Consortium, the International Bar Association. The program holds bi-monthly training sessions, run by the Institute and the IBA, to educate judges about professional skills and public appeal; the Tunisian Anti-Corruption Agency began in 2014. The Institute and partnering organizations started a program to train the Agency about the development and implementation of prosecution cases. Samir Annabi, a Tunisian lawyer, leads the Agency in effort to combat corruption

Rødven Church

Rødven Church is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located in the village of Rødven, it is one of the churches for the Eid og Holm parish, part of the Indre Romsdal prosti in the Diocese of Møre. The red, wooden church was built in a long church style in 1907 by the architect Jens Zetlitz Monrad Kielland from Bergen; the church seats about 120 people. The church was built to replace the historic Rødven Stave Church, which sits just across the road and it was used for centuries until this church was built. List of churches in Møre og Romsdal

G. Ashok

G. Ashok is a Tollywood and kollywood film director. Ashok's first movie in Telugu is Aakasa Ramanna starring Allari Naresh, Pilla Zamindar with Nani, Sukumarudu with Aadi,Chitrangada with Anjali and Bhaagamathie with Anushka Shetty G. Ashok was born in Ongole, Andhra Pradesh. National award-winning director Bala was his roommate, he received a Nandi Award for Best Director for a Children's Film. He is a classical dancer and good at 13 various Indian classical dances. T Krishna cast him in Repati Pourulu, he worked as a child artist in 15 films. He made his debut as a dance assistant in 1997 and worked for over 300 songs as a choreographer and dance assistant, he has worked under dance masters like DKS Babu, Swarnalatha and Raju Sundaram. He worked for films like Master, Pelli, Osey Ramulamma and Jeans, he made his debut as a director with Aakasa Ramanna. In 2011, he directed Pilla Zamindar with Haripriya on the lead. In 2013, he directed Sukumarudu with Nisha Agarwal, he is best known for his work on Bhaagamathie with Anushka Shetty