Soviet Russia (exhibition, 1967)

Third National Art Exhibition „Soviet Russia“ (Moscow, 1967) (Russian: Третья Республиканская художественная выставка „Советская Россия“ 1967 года) became a main national art event of 1967, as well as one of the largest Soviet art exhibitions of the 1960s. The exhibition took place in Manezh Exhibition Hall.

The exhibition opened on September 20, 1967, in Moscow Manege. Organization and preparation of the Second National Art Exhibition „Soviet Russia“ engaged a specially formed Exhibition Committee in the amount of 83 most authoritative experts in the field of fine arts under head of Vladimir Serov. It published a catalog of the exhibition. In total, the Exhibition displayed over 2,000 works of art of painters, sculptors, graphics, masters of arts and crafts, artists of theater and cinema. Many of art works have been purchased for the largest Soviet art museums, including the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, and others. After the Exhibition in Moscow there were organized traveling exhibitions, which have been shown in major cities of the Russian Federation.

In the largest Department of Painting were exhibited over 640 art works of the important painters. There were Nikolai Baskakov, Dmitry Belyaev, Olga Bogaevskaya, Veniamin Borisov, Dmitry Buchkin, Nikolai Galakhov, Aleksei Gritsai, Aleksandr Deyneka, Vasily Yefanov, Alexei Eriomin, Boris Ioganson, Mikhail Kaneev, Yuri Khukhrov, Maya Kopitseva, Boris Korneev, Victor Korovin, Gely Korzhev, Nikolai Kostrov, Engels Kozlov, Marina Kozlovskaya, Yaroslav Krestovsky, Kukryniksy, Boris Lavrenko, Anatoli Levitin, Oleg Lomakin, Vladimir Malevsky, Eugene Maltsev, Boris Maluev, Evsey Moiseenko, Andrei Mylnikov, Dmitriy Nalbandyan, Vera Nazina, Samuil Nevelshtein, Yuri Neprintsev, Yaroslav Nikolaev, Dmitry Oboznenko, Victor Oreshnikov, Sergei Osipov, Lia Ostrova, Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Genrikh Pavlovsky, Varlen Pen, Nikolai Pozdneev, Stepan Privedentsev, Ivan Savenko, Gleb Savinov, Alexander Samokhvalov, Boris Shamanov, Alexander Sokolov, Victor Teterin, Nikolai Timkov, Mikhail Trufanov, Yuri Tulin, Vitaly Tulenev, Ivan Varichev, Igor Veselkin, Vecheslav Zagonek, Alexander Zaytsev, and many others most prominent painters of the Russian Federation. Over 2000 art works were exhibited.

In the Department of Sculptures were exhibited 364 art works by over 150 authors including Mikhail Anikushin, Lev Kerbel, Alexander Kibalnikov, Sergei Konenkov, Nikolai Tomsky, Yevgeny Vuchetich, and many others most prominent sculptors of the Russian Federation.

In the Department of Graphic were exhibited 840 art works by most prominent graphic artists of the Russian Federation.

For display at the Exhibition were selected art works created in 1966-1967, as well as some earlier works. Many of them were previously shown at the city and regional Art Exhibitions and were subsequently found in the collections of Soviet Art museums, as well as domestic and foreign galleries and collectors.

Historical genre was represented by the works of „Before the assault“ by Nikolai Baskakov, „Terrible the 1941 year“ by Dmitry Belyaev, „Sentinels Revolution“ by Dmitry Buchkin, „To Lenin“ by Alexei Eriomin, „Lenin“ by Lev Kerbel, „Lenin’s Speech at the Obukhov Plant“ by Yuri Khukhrov and Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov, „In steppes near Kherson“ by Boris Korneev, „Barrier“, „Seeing off“ by Gely Korzhev, „The Prosecution (War criminals on the Nuremberg trials)“ by Kukryniksy, „Roads of War“ by Boris Lavrenko, „Unconquered“ by Oleg Lomakin, „Year of 1905“ by Vladimir Malevsky, „Native land“, „The Leningrad in summer of 1942“, „August 8, 1943“, „Baltic sailors“ by Yuri Neprintsev, „Summer of 1941 year“ by Dmitry Oboznenko, „Bolshevist underground eve of the October Revolution“ by Victor Oreshnikov, „Revolutionary days in Petrograd“ by Stepan Privedentsev, „Barricade on Presnia“ by Gleb Savinov, „Enemies“ by Alexander Sokolov, „A Victory! Berlin, 1945“ by Vasily Sokolov, „Karl Marx“, „Portrait of Sergei Kirov“, „Portrait of Vladimir Lenin“ by Nikolai Tomsky, „The Front of here“ by Mikhail Trufanov, „The Sorrowful news. January 21, 1924“, „In Anticipation“ by Yuri Tulin, „We construct a new world“ by Vecheslav Zagonek, and some others.

Portrait genre was represented by the works of „Anton Chekhov“ by Mikhail Anikushin, „Yuri Gagarin“, „Valentina Tereshkova“ by Lev Kerbel, „Portrait of collective farmer Natasha Sporova“, „Portrait of farm worker Zinaida Zhavoronkova“ by Yuri Khukhrov, „Portrait of Dmitry Kursky, a first People’s Commissar of Justice“ by Sergey Konenkov, „Woman-Partisan“ by Boris Maluev, „Natasha“ by Evsey Moiseenko, „Composer Sergei Prokofiev“ by Lia Ostrova, „Portrait of Academician Nikitin“ by Varlen Pen, „Sergei Yesenin with Mother“ by Igor Veselkin, „Portrait of novelist Konstantin Fedin“, „Portrait of Justas Paleckis“ by Yevgeny Vuchetich, „Portrait of artist Aminodav Kanevsky“, „Portrait of Matveev, director of the First Moscow Watch Factory“ by Vasily Yefanov, and some others.

Genre painting was represented by the works of „Wedding“ by Olga Bogaevskaya, „Forest masters“ by Nikolai Galakhov, „Northern spring“, „North jetty“ by Alexei Eriomin, „At the Vitebsky railway station“ by Mikhail Kaneev, „Rain has gone“, „Bathing“ by Maya Kopitseva, „The Gold of Arctic“ by Boris Korneev, „A Mother“, „Old wounds“, „Traces of War“ by Gely Korzhev, „Bread“, „To the Miners“ by Engels Kozlov, „By the fire“, „Murmansk Sea Port“ by Marina Kozlovskaya, „Magistral“, „Siberian Builders“, „Morning exercises“ by Anatoli Levitin, „Rehearsal“ by Oleg Lomakin, „Our time“ by Eugene Maltsev, „Natives of the Volga River region“ by Boris Maluev, „Mothers, Sisters“, „Heralds“, „Twain“ by Evsey Moiseenko, „Sisters“ by Andrei Mylnikov, „The Lesson of History“ by Samuil Nevelshtein, „In memory of the fallen“ by Yuri Neprintsev, „Holiday on the Neva River“ by Yaroslav Nikolaev, „Haymaking Time“ by Sergei Osipov, „On the eve of the fishing season“ by Nikolai Pozdneev, „Appassionata“, „Youth“ by Alexander Samokhvalov, „Fisherwoman of Arctic“ by Alexander Sokolov, „In a way“ by Mikhail Trufanov, „Raftsman of the North“ by Vitaly Tulenev, „Autumn. Harvesting potatoes“, „Horses. The lunch hour“ by Ivan Varichev, „Summer night“, „Baltic Sea“, „Flood on the Volkhov River“ by Vecheslav Zagonek, „Toilers of the Sea“ by Alexander Zaytsev, and some others.

Landscape and Cityscape was represented by the works of „Oryol“ by Veniamin Borisov, „A Light-Blue Spring“ by Kim Britov, „Spring time“, „October. Towards evening“, „Oats“, „First water“ by Aleksei Gritsai, „Kizhi“, „At the Saint Isaac’s Cathedral“, „Pushkin Square in Leningrad“ by Mikhail Kaneev, „Evening in the Fortress“ by Victor Korovin, „White nights“ by Yaroslav Krestovsky, „Willows“ by Evsey Moiseenko, „Became warm“, „Armenia. Sunny day“ by Dmitriy Nalbandyan, „Our garden“ by Vera Nazina, „White night“, „A wind on the Neva River“ by Yaroslav Nikolaev, „Staritsa town“ by Sergei Osipov, „Summer in countryside“, „Indian Summer“ by Vladimir Ovchinnikov, „Ural“, „Kama River in Autumn“, „A Spring Day“, „Silver day“ by Ivan Savenko, „Evening in a village“ by Boris Shamanov, „A First snow“ by Vasily Sokolov, „Oredezh River“, „Last days of the summer“ by Victor Teterin, „A Spring“, „The Beginning of Autumn“, „Volkhov River. The Last snow“, „Autumn Gold“, „At the Dam“, „A First days of May“, „Autumn time“ by Nikolai Timkov, „Downpour“, „Warm evening“ by Vitaly Tulenev, „Early spring“ by Ivan Varichev, „Rainy day“ by Vecheslav Zagonek, and some others.

Still life paintings was represented by the works of „Roses“, „Rose and Fruits“ by Vladimir Gremytskikh, „Spring flowers“, „Lilies of the valley“, „A Rose“ by Dmitry Mitrohin, „Cucumbers“, „Russian edibles“ by Genrikh Pavlovsky, „Still life with fish“, „Still life with apples“ by Vasily Sokolov, „Bratina and garlic“ by Vladimir Stozharov, „Flowers of May“ by Elena Tabakova, „Still life under the apple tree“ by Victor Teterin, and some others.

Third National Art Exhibition „Soviet Russia“ were widely covered in the press and literature on Soviet fine art.

Burnside Burn

The „Burnside Burn“ was an event held on the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon, starting at midnight on July 1, 2015, the day recreational marijuana became legal in the U.S. state of Oregon. It was organized by Portland NORML, the local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, having originated from its executive director, who wanted to photograph himself in front of the White Stag sign in the moments after Oregon Ballot Measure 91 took effect. The crowd, larger than anticipated, numbered in the thousands and at times blocked traffic lanes on the bridge. Some attendees wanted to commemorate the moment, while others were motivated by announcements of free marijuana and seeds. No fines were issued for consumption in public. The event was covered by cannabis publications, local and national news outlets, and the HBO television series Vice.

The „Burnside Burn“ was organized by Portland NORML, the local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, in celebration of the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Oregon and to circumnavigate a temporary limit on recreational sales. According to Russ Belville, the chapter’s executive director, the event began with the idea of taking a photograph in front of the White Stag sign. He recalled: „It evolved from me saying that when legalization happens, I want to take a photo under the Portland, Oregon sign. Other people said, ‚Can we give marijuana away?‘ [and] I said, ‚I can’t stop you!'“

On the evening of June 30, beginning as early as 8pm, and into the morning of July 1, 2015, between a few hundred and a few thousand people gathered on the Burnside Bridge’s north sidewalk for the free event. The crowd sometimes spilled into the road and blocked multiple traffic lanes, resulting at one point in the complete blockage of west-bound traffic. Activists chanted „Free the weed“ and „Fuck the DEA“. Cannabis was shared and consumed openly.

The crowd was larger than anticipated and spanned the entire length of the 1,400-foot (430 m) Burnside Bridge. Belville had initially expected „between 50 and 5,000 people“, but details of the event spread online and through word of mouth, and ultimately it was estimated that „thousands“ had turned out. Some attendees said they were there to commemorate an historic moment, while others admitted having come for free marijuana and cannabis seeds. One man, known as „Pork Chop“ (or „Porkchop“), reportedly announced over a megaphone that he had 420 pounds of marijuana to distribute, though his claim was not supported by news outlets. Two women with Ideal Farms, who wished to „share the love“, distributed joints to attendees who could prove that they were of legal age. One man distributed drops of hash oil, and Belville himself shared an ounce of marijuana (the maximum allowed under Oregon Ballot Measure 91). Some participants did receive free marijuana, seeds, and/or starter plants, but many did not, due to the larger than expected crowd. Coupons were also distributed for later redemption.

Participants smoked openly and without fear. No fines were issued for consumption in public. Patrol vehicles drove by the scene a few times but did not stop. Prior to the event, police urged residents to avoid calling 9-1-1 to report public consumption, which they did not consider an emergency.

The event was covered by cannabis publications, local and national media outlets, and the HBO documentary television series Vice. The Oregonian described the event as „loud and energetic“, attracting a diverse and „eclectic“ crowd of activists, marijuana enthusiasts, and first-time consumers, some from as far away as Canada and San Diego. According to Willamette Week, attendees ranged from octogenarians to „tweens with rainbow hair“ and the crowd was „generally happy“. The newspaper summarized, „All and all, the mood was celebratory as befit such an historic occasion.“

NORML’s Kaliko Castille told The Huffington Post he was „happy to see a community able to come together—peacefully—over something positive. It’s great to see people from all walks of life out here, handing out joints to each other and getting to know their neighbors.“ The Huffington Post’s Andy Campbell called the event a „smoke-out with a message“ and opined, „Legalization is so much more than being able to smoke a joint in your home without being a criminal. It’s a health care issue; it’s a tax revenue issue; it saves states millions in the court system; and it ends the hidden costs of prosecution, which emerge when someone can’t get a job because there’s a possession charge on their record.“ The Washington Post called the „Burnside Burn“ an opportunity for marijuana enthusiasts to „celebrate their new freedom together“.

Кузнецов, Михаил Михайлович (партийный деятель)

Михаи́л Миха́йлович Кузнецо́в (1912-?) — советский партийный и государственный деятель. Депутат Верховного Совета СССР 7 созыва.

Родился в 1912 году. В 1939 году окончил Омский сельскохозяйственный институт, позже — Высшую партийную школу при ЦК КПСС.

С 1939 года — агроном.

?-? — заместитель начальника отдела, заведующий Приморским краевым зооветеринарным отделом.

1945 — заместитель заведующего сельскохозяйственным отделом Приморского краевого комитета ВКП(б).

?-? — 1-й секретарь районного комитета ВКП(б).

?-? — начальник Приморского краевого управления сельского хозяйства.

?-? — заведующий сельскохозяйственным отделом Приморского краевого комитета КПСС.

?-1.1963 — секретарь Приморского сельского краевого комитета КПСС.

1.1963-12.1964 — 1-й секретарь Приморского сельского краевого комитета КПСС.

12.1964-2.1970 — председатель Исполнительного комитета Приморского краевого Совета.

?-? — заведующий сектором Министерства сельского хозяйства РСФСР.

Шабалин (1938—1939) • Фомичёв (1939) • Чубаров (1939—1940/1943) • Блощаненко (1943—1947) • Цукаев (1947—1948) • Семёнов (1947—1952) • Умняшкин (1952—1957) • Бирюков (1957—1962) • Бирюков/Авченко (1962—1964) • М. Кузнецов (1964—1970) • Балакин (1970—1974) • Штодин (1974—1977) • Карабанов (1977—1986) • Луценко (1986—1990) • В. Кузнецов (1990—1991)

Leangen Gård

Leangen Gård is a manor house dating from the 17th century. It is located in the community of Lade, near Leangen Bay (Leangenbukta) in Trondheim, Norway.

The first owners were Lauritz Bastiansen (Norwegian), Peder Larssen and Abraham Dreyer who lived there from 1661 to 1736. Through the centuries there has been 16 different owners. The property was divided into two separate units during 1736. The portion constituting the current estate was acquired by Councilman and Chancellor Erik Must in 1757. The manor house was erected between 1821-1822 by Louis Must who inherited the property from his father in 1798.

Since 1963, the manor house has been owned by Trondheim Municipality. It is mostly used by the mayor and his assistants for purposes of the municipality. The property consists of a sizable collection of buildings including the main building, detached tenant’s house, a gazebo, barns and a storehouse. Interiors from the 1820s are well preserved. The facility, which includes a landscaped, panoramic English garden. with swan pond and pavilion, was protected in 1923. The manor house is open for private booking by arrangement.


Wishmaster 4: Die Prophezeiung erfüllt sich

Wishmaster 4: Die Prophezeiung erfüllt sich (Originaltitel: Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled) ist ein US-amerikanischer Horrorfilm aus dem Jahr 2002. Regie führte Chris Angel. Die Hauptrollen spielen Tara Spencer Nairn, Michael Trucco und Jason Thompson. Der Film ist die dritte Fortsetzung zu Wes Craven’s Wishmaster aus dem Jahr 1997 und wurde direkt für den Videomarkt produziert.

Lisa Burnley und ihr Freund Sam sind frisch ineinander verliebt. Zusammen fahren sie Motorrad und erleben erotische Abenteuer. Das ändert sich schlagartig, als Sam einen Unfall baut und im Rollstuhl landet. Daraufhin wird er zum Egoisten und vernachlässigt Lisa. Sein Unfall hat zahlreiche Rechnungen hinterlassen und somit fällt es den beiden schwer, sie abzuzahlen. Obwohl Sam gemein zu ihr ist, hält Lisa zu ihm. Ihr Steuerberater Steven Verdal ist in Lisa verliebt. Jeder möglicher Versuch, sie zu verführen, scheitert. Als sie nach Hause gehen will, übergibt Steven ihr einen Diamanten, den er für sie gekauft hat. Sie nimmt ihn nicht an. Der Diamant zerbricht der Dschinn wird ahnungslos befreit. Er tötet daraufhin Steve, und schneidet ihm mit dem Fingernagel die Gesichtshaut aus dem Leib. Er zieht sie ab und verkleidet sich dadurch als Steve. Der Wishmaster weiß, dass Lisa bereit ist, Wünsche zu opfern, da sie eine schwache und traumatisierte Person ist. Ihr erster Wunsch bezieht sich auf das Abbezahlen ihrer Schulden. Als bei einem Telefongespräch Stevens Vorgesetzter das nicht verstehen will, übernimmt der Dschinn über den Vorgesetzten die Macht und lässt ihn sich die eigene Zunge herausreißen, dann die Nase herausschneiden, sich mit einem Messer in die Backen stechen, und mit einer heraufbeschworenen Pistole erschießen. Lisa, deren Traum sich erfüllt hat, beginnt Steve zu lieben. Völlig ahnungslos, dass dieser Wunsch das Leben eines Menschen gekostet hat, erzählt sie es Sam. Dieser ist jedoch wenig überrascht und lässt sie abziehen. In der nächsten Zeit überschlagen sich die Ereignisse. Lisa wünscht sich, dass Sam wieder laufen kann. Der Dschinn erfüllt ihr den Wunsch. Damit es nicht zum dritten Wunsch kommt, sodass drei weitere Höllenseelen befreit werden, schickt der Himmel den Hunter, welcher davon lebt, Dschinns auszulöschen. Der 1,91 Meter große Hüne begibt sich auf die Jagd. Lisas nächster Wunsch ist, dass sie Steve so liebt, wie er ist. Der Dschinn kann diesen Wunsch nicht erfüllen. Er tötet den Hunter, und zeigt Lisa sein wahres Gesicht. Sam eilt zu ihr. Zusammen töten sie den Dschinn, doch auch Sam muss sterben.

„Sequel eines Soft-Horrorfilms mit Sexeinlagen, bei dem das Böse auf der Stelle tritt; eine kurzatmige Direct-to-Video-Produktion.“

Der Film erschien in Deutschland in drei Fassungen: Die eine Version erhielt SPIO/JK und ist ungeschnitten, die 2te Version erhielt Keine Jugendfreigabe und ist gekürzt, die dritte Version erhielt FSK 16 nachdem sie nochmal um 1½ Minuten gekürzt worden war.

Wes Craven’s Wishmaster (1997) | Wishmaster 2 – Das Böse stirbt nie (1999) | Wishmaster 3 – Der Höllenstein (2001) | Wishmaster 4: Die Prophezeiung erfüllt sich (2002)

Maluti temples

Maluti temples are a group of 72 extant terracotta temples (out of the original number of 108), located in the Maluti village near Shikaripara in Dumka District on the eastern part of the Indian state of Jharkhand. These temples, according to the Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development (ITRHD), were built between the 17th and 19th centuries. The kings of Baj Basanta dynasty built these temples in Maluti, their capital, inspired by goddess Mowlakshi, their family deity. Many of the temples are deified with different denominations of gods and goddesses, apart from the tutelary deity Mowlakshi, and others such as Shiva, Durga, Kali and Vishnu. The Global Heritage Fund (GHF) has proposed a conservation effort, which would increase tourism to the Maluti village. GHF has declared this site as one of the world’s 12 most endangered cultural heritage sites.

The extant Maluti terracotta temples are 72 which were built in four groups in Maluti near the border between Jharkhand and West Bengal. The Chila river flows through the village and meets the Dwarka river, close to Tarapith.

Rampurhat, in West Bengal is the nearest railway station to the temple complex. Trains operate from Calcutta. Bus services operate from Rampurghat and also from Dumka. The distance from Maluti to Dumka, the district headquarters, is 55 kilometres (34 mi), and Rampurhat to Maluti is 16 kilometres (9.9 mi).

History of these temples is directly linked to the gift of the kingdom of Maluti, then known as „Nankar raj“ (meaning: tax-free kingdom“), that was granted to a Brahmin named Basanta by the Muslim ruler Alauddin Husain Shah of Gaura (1495–1525) for having saved his hawk and returning it to him. Consequently, Basanta was given the suffix Raja and called Raj Basanta. As Basanta was a religious person, he preferred building temples instead of palaces. Subsequently, his family divided into four clans and they continued to build the temples in Maluti, their capital, in clusters, inspired by goddess Mowlakshi, their family deity. The name Maluti is said to be derived from Mallahati, the Malla Kings of Bankura. The Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development (ITRHD), has dated the building of these temples between the 17th and 19th centuries. The Maluti temples were not known to the outside world until A.K.Sinha, Director of Archaeology, Government of Bihar, publicized them, for the first time in 1979.

Initially there were 108 temples built in the village, within a radius of 350 metres (1,150 ft), all dedicated to Lord Shiva. Of the 108 temples, only 72 still stand, but in a semi-dilapidated condition; the other 36 temples have been lost. Many of the temples are deified with different denominations of gods and goddesses, apart from the tutelary deity Mowlakshi, and others such as Shiva, Durga, Kali and Vishnu.

Apart from the Shiva temples, there are also eight temples dedicated to Goddess Kali. There is a temple dedicated to a saint known as Bamakhyapa where his trident has been deified. Another important temple is that of Manasa Devi. The family deity of the Baj Basanta dynasty is goddess Mauliskha which is widely worshiped and devotees visit the Mauliskha temple all through the year; the goddess is deified facing west and is said to be the elder sister of goddess Tara.

The temples, designed in different styles, which were then popular throughout Bengal, by the artisans from Bengal, are grouped under five categories and none of them are in the architectural styles of the Nagara, Vesara or Dravida. According to Mc Cutchion, these temples were built to the Cara-cala design which consists of a square chamber „surmounted internally by a dome built over pendentives“ with corbelled cornices which give the appearance of a hut-shaped roof.

The temples have been decorated with sculptures of episodes from the epic Mahabharata and Ramayana, and the fight between Durga and Mahishasura. Scenes of village life are also carved at some locations of the temples. There are a few inscriptions also on the temples which give details of building of the temples and also on the socio-political history of that period. These are inscribed and dated as „shaka era“ (Indian national calendar), in early Bengali script which is a combination of Sanskrit, Prakrit and Bengali.

The first steps taken to conserve the Maluti temples were taken by an NGO called „Save Heritage and Environment (SHE)“. They approached the Global Heritage Fund (GHF) to provide support.

The Global Heritage Fund (GHF) and the Indian Trust for Rural and Heritage Development instituted a study to prepare plans for the conservation of the Maluti temples. The study identified each temple’s conservation details and the threats to the temple structures. The report also indicated the names of international organizations which could provide funds and expertise for such restoration whilst retaining the traditional characteristics of the terracotta tiled sloping roofs of the temples. It recommended that this activity should be carried out by „strengthening the local community through education, awareness and a greater stake in the conservation process“.

The GHF has now included the temples and the village among „the world’s twelve vanishing cultural heritage sites“. Maluti is the lone representative from India on GHF’s list of „the world’s twelve vanishing cultural heritage sites“.


InPage is a word processor and page layout software for languages such as Urdu, Persian, Pashto and Arabic under Windows and Mac which was first developed in 1994. It is primarily used for creating pages in the language of Urdu, using the Nasta`līq (نستعلیق) (‚hanging‘ calligraphic) style of Arabic script. As a de facto standard Urdu publishing tool, InPage is widely used on PCs where the user wishes to create their documents in Urdu, using the authentic style of Nastaliq with a vast ligature library (more than 20,000), while keeping the display of characters on screen WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get). Overall, this makes the on-screen and printed results more ‚faithful‘ to hand-written calligraphy than all or most other Urdu software on the market. This is achieved while keeping the operation easy, akin to that of earlier versions of standard English Desktop Publishing packages such as QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign.

Before being used within InPage, the Noori style of Nastaliq, which was first created as a digital typeface (font) in 1981 through the collaboration of Mirza Ahmad Jamil TI (as calligrapher) and Monotype Imaging (formerly Monotype Corp.), suffered from two problems in the 1990s: a) its non-availability on standard platforms such as Windows or Mac, and b) the non-WYSIWYG nature of text entry, whereby the document had to be created by commands in Monotype’s proprietary page description language.

In 1994, an Indian software development team – Concept Software Pvt Ltd, led by Rarendra Singh & Vijay Gupta, with the collaboration of a UK company called Multilingual Solutions led by Kamran Rouhi, developed InPage Urdu for Pakistan’s newspaper industry, who up until that time had been using large teams of calligraphers to hand-write last minute corrections to text created under Monotype’s proprietary system. The Noori Nastaliq typeface was licensed for InPage from Monotype & augmented for use as the main Urdu font in this software, along with 40 other non-Nastaliq fonts.

InPage is reported to be in use on millions of PCs in Pakistan & India (mainly illegal pirated version). It has also been widely marketed & sold legally in the UK and India since 1994.[citation needed]

InPage launched its Version 3 at ITCN exhibition Asia in Karachi, Pakistan, held in August 2008. This version is Unicode based, supports more Languages, and other Nastaliq fonts with Kasheeda have been added to it along with compatibility with OpenType Unicode fonts. In addition to Arabic, Saraiki, Urdu, Persian & Pashto, other languages of the region, such as Sindhi and Hazaragi can be handled in InPage.

Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly (Tacoma (Washington), 20 september 1941) is een Amerikaanse glasblazer en beeldhouwer. Hij wordt algemeen beschouwd als de bekendste hedendaagse glaskunstenaar.

Dale Chihuly werd, na de dood van zijn broer George bij een vliegongeluk en de vroegtijdige dood van zijn vader door een hartaanval, alleen door zijn moeder ondersteund. Na afronding van zijn middelbareschoolopleiding begon hij in 1960 aan de opleidingen design, architectuur en glasblazen aan de Universiteit van Washington in Seattle. In 1967 ontving hij zijn Master of science (glasblazen) van de Universiteit van Wisconsin-Madison, gevolgd door een Masters of Fine Arts (beeldhouwen) van de Rhode-Island School of Design. Bovendien kreeg hij in dat jaar de prestigieuze Fulbright Fellowshipprijs, waarmee hij, als eerste Amerikaanse glasblazer, kon werken bij de prestigieuze Venini Fabrica op het eiland Murano bij Venetië. In 1971 stichtte Chihuly samen met diverse andere (internationale) glaskunstenaars de invloedrijke Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood (Washington).

Gedurende vier decennia heeft Chihuly de grenzen verkend van de mogelijkheden die glas in al zijn verschijningsvormen biedt; geblazen glas, neon- en argonbuizen toepassen in assemblages en installaties. Hij wist met gebruikmaking van verscheidenheid in kleur, vorm, maat en vooral grote hoeveelheden glasonderdelen een dermate grote variëteit te bereiken, dat zijn werk steeds bleef verrassen. Vele kunstenaars zijn door zijn werk geïnspireerd (soms was er zelfs sprake van plagiaat) en overal ter wereld kan men zijn werk aanschouwen. Ten slotte kan nog worden opgemerkt, dat zijn voorliefde voor vormen uit de natuur en zijn voorkeur voor plaatsing van de objecten in een natuurlijke omgeving (zoals vele botanische tuinen) kennelijk is ingegeven door zijn liefde voor de zee en vooral de herinnering aan de tuin van zijn moeder in Tacoma.

UFC 43

UFC 43: Meltdown var et MMA-arrangement i regi av UFC i Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 6. juni 2003. Hovedkampen var en interim lett tungvekt kamp mellom Chuck Liddell og Randy Couture. UFC opprettet en interim tittel siden tittelholder Tito Ortiz ikke var i stand til å forsvare tittelen sin på grunn av skade.

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15th AVN Awards

The 15th AVN Awards ceremony, organized by Adult Video News (AVN), took place January 10, 1998 at Caesars Palace, in Paradise, Nevada, U.S.A. During the show, AVN presented AVN Awards (the industry’s equivalent of the Academy Awards) in 54 categories honoring the best pornographic films released released between Oct. 1, 1996 and Sept. 30, 1997. The ceremony was produced by Gary Miller and directed by Mark Stone. Comedian Robert Schimmel hosted, with adult film actresses Racquel Darrian and Misty Rain as co-hosts. At a pre-awards cocktail reception held the previous evening, 50 more AVN Awards, mostly for behind-the-scenes achievements, were given out by hosts Nici Sterling and Dave Tyree, however, this event was neither televised nor distributed on VHS tapes as was the main evening’s ceremony. Both events included awards categories for gay movies; the final year the show included both gay and heterosexual awards. The gay awards were subsequently spun off into a separate show, the GayVN Awards.

Zazel won the most awards with seven, however, Bad Wives, which received six statuettes, won for best film. Buda won for best shot-on-video feature. Nic Cramer won Best Director—Film for Operation Sex Siege.

The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on January 10, 1998. Besides winning best film, Bad Wives also won Best Actress for Dyanna Lauren, Best Actor for Steven St. Croix and Best Screenplay for Dean Nash. Zazel was named best all-sex film and Naked Highway was the best gay video. Johnni Black won Best New Starlet, while Performers of the Year were: Stephanie Swift, female; Tom Byron, male; and Jim Buck, gay.

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).

These awards were announced, but not presented, in a winners-only segments read by Robert Schimmel and Misty Rain during the event. Recipients‘ awards were distributed off-stage:

The previous night, January 9, 1998, during AVN’s pre-awards cocktail reception, hosts adult film actress Nici Sterling and comedian Dave Tyree handed out these awards, mostly for behind-the-scenes excellence:

Presented to Steve Orenstein of Wicked Pictures; the other nominees were Robert Black and Tom Byron

AVN Hall of Fame inductees for 1998, announced during AVN’s pre-awards cocktail reception, were: Lois Ayres, Rene Bond, Jerry Butler, Careena Collins, Jon Dough, Jerry Douglas, Roy Karch, Keisha, Dorothy LeMay, Chelsea Manchester, Constance Money, Paul Norman, Jace Rocker, Derek Stanton, Jane Waters, Bambi Woods

The 1998 Adult Internet Awards winners were announced at another time later in the year and were not part of the show:


Zazel won the most awards with seven; Bad Wives was next with six statuettes.New Wave Hookers 5 scored five.

The following individuals presented awards or performed musical numbers or comedy. Presenters of the gay awards were not recorded. The show’s trophy girls were Candy Roxxx and Katie Gold.

While accepting her Lifetime Achievement Award, Christy Canyon announced her official retirement.

Among the people participating in production of the ceremony, Mark Stone also served as musical director; an opening video entitled „History“ was produced by Steve Austin and Serenity was responsible for choreography.

The ceremonies were published on VHS tapes by both VCA Pictures and Playboy Entertainment Group. The Playboy tape includes softcore scenes from the winning movies, while the VCA tape features hardcore scenes of the winners. The awards show was also rebroadcast over the Internet by High Society magazine via on May 16, 1998.

Some attendees were critical of the show’s length. In a posting to the Rec.Arts.Movies.Erotica Usenet newsgroup, Tim Evanson noted, „The length of the show was again a concern (the number of heterosexual categories is quiet large), and the number of gay industry insiders attending the awards dipped slightly this year.“

AVN publisher Paul Fishbein paid tribute to the passing of adult industry businessman Reuben Sturman during the show.