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Old 20-07-2014, 10:30 PM   #261
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The Bartons Arms (grid reference SP072890) is a pub in the High Street (part of the A34) in the Newtown area of Aston, Birmingham, England..Built in 1901 by noted pub architects partnership James and Lister Lea for Mitchells & Butlers, it is a grade II* listed building, famous for its wall-to-wall Minton-Hollins tiles and its snob screens, which allowed middle class drinkers to see working class drinkers in an adjacent bar, but not to be seen by them..Laurel and Hardy once stayed there, after appearing at the adjacent Aston Hippodrome (now demolished, replaced by The Drum Arts Centre), and were photographed serving beer from behind the bar..8 thousand a month is chicken feed..The pub features in Felicia's Journey-The Last Viking: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Heist; as the gang of robbers meet in the pub..It was purchased in 2002 by Oakham Ales who restored the building to its former greatness. On 28 July 2006, the pub was damaged by fire, reportedly caused by an electrical fault..During the 2011 England riots, the pub was looted, windows were smashed, and fires started, albeit quickly doused by the manager, Wichai Thumjaron.. Up to 8 shots were fired at police who attended the incident...

Atom Egoyan, OC (born July 19, 1960) is a critically acclaimed Canadian Stage director and Movie director.. Egoyan made his career breakthrough with Exotica (1994)..Egoyan was born to Armenian parents in Egypt. His family moved to Canada when he was two years old. His work often explores themes of alienation and isolation, featuring characters whose interactions are mediated through technology, bureaucracy or other power structures. Egoyan's films often follow non-linear plot-structures, in which events are placed out of sequence in order to elicit specific emotional reactions from the audience by withholding key information..Egoyan was born Atom Yeghoyan (Western Armenian: Աթոմ Եղոյեան) in Cairo, Egypt, the son of Shushan (nĂ©e Devletian) and Joseph Yeghoyan, artists who operated a furniture store.. His parents were Armenian-Egyptians, and he was named Atom to mark the completion of Egypt's first nuclear reactor.. In 1962, however, his parents left Egypt for Canada, where they settled in Victoria, British Columbia, and changed their last name to Egoyan. Atom and his sister, Eve, now a concert pianist based in Toronto, were raised by their parents in British Columbia..The Egyptian nuclear power program was started in 1954.. The first nuclear reactor ETRR-1 was acquired from the Soviet Union in 1961. It was opened by Gamal Abdel Nasser at Inchass, Nile Delta.. The disposal of its spent fuel was controlled by the Soviets..Egypt's nuclear plans were frozen after the Chernobyl accident. In 2006, Egypt announced it would revive its civilian nuclear power programme, and within 10 years build a 1,000 megawatt nuclear power station at El Dabaa. It was estimated to cost US$1.5bn, and it would be constructed with the participation of foreign investors.. know what they say, don't you? If you love a man's garden, you gotta love the man!..Sheep dogs have been in my family... for 16 generations!. Dating back to the Borgias..There were numerous unsubstantiated claims that the family was of Jewish origin..Frank, has anyone ever told you that you have a tendency toward self-pity...

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