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BASF Group: Earnings increase considerably in the 2017 business year and exceed analyst estimates significantly - WebWire (press release)

BASF herewith announces preliminary, non-audited figures for the 2017 business year. As forecast by BASF, sales, income from operations (EBIT) before special items and EBIT are considerably above the level of the previous year. The earnings figures ...

From Afghanistan To Somalia, The US' Special Ops Achieves Less With More - Outlook India

Eight years later, however, the situation is markedly different, according to figures provided to TomDispatch by U.S. Special Operations Command. Despite claims that the Islamic State has been defeated, the U.S. remains embroiled in wars in Iraq and ...

Peaky Blinders helps BBC to record iPlayer figures - Prolific North

The record BBC iPlayer figures come on top of strong viewing figures for BBC One's Christmas Day TV, with 9.6m watching Call the Midwife and 9m tuning in for Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special. Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content, said: "It's ...

Christmas boxsets helps iPlayer achieve best ever audience figures - seenit.co.uk

Viewers only have a few days left if they want to watch more of the special shows. Christmas week (Monday December 25 to Sunday December 31) was BBC iPlayer's best ever week, both for requests (69.2 million) and for weekly hours (25.6 million) – up ...

The .0001 percenters: Sports figures who got 2017 write-in votes - ESPN

A few days before the Dec. 13 Senate special election in Alabama, an ad from a progressive group appeared that showed voters how to write in a candidate other than Roy Moore or Doug Jones. The suggested name to scribble down: Nick Saban. Alabamians did ...

'Call The Midwife' Wins Christmas Day Ratings Battle As Channel 4 Logs Highest Festive Figures Ever - HuffPost UK

'Mrs Brown's Boys' was pushed into second place in the final listings, with an equally impressive 9 million watching, while the 'Strictly Come Dancing' Christmas special was watched by 8.3 million fans. In fourth place was 'EastEnders' (8.1 million ...

Call the Midwife wins Christmas TV ratings battle once again - Telegraph.co.uk

According to the BBC, the drama beat the likes of Mrs Brown's Boys, which claimed the second position again after last year. The foul-mouthed matriarch was the ratings winner alongside the Queen's Speech in overnight figures released on Boxing Day, but ...

Kermit the Frog, Ellen Degeneres among write-ins in Alabama special election - The Hill

The state of Alabama on Thursday released the names of all the write-in votes cast in the state as it certified Doug Jones's (D) victory over Roy Moore Roy Stewart MooreSeth Meyers mocks Roy Moore riding a horse to vote: 'Two animals not allowed in the ...

RATINGS! Mrs Browns Boys tops Christmas Day viewing figures 2017 - Telly Mix

Mrs Browns Boys was the biggest show in the Christmas Day TV ratings of 2017, based on overnight figures. A Christmas special of the BBC One comedy was watched by 6.8 million viewers. Next in the ranking was Strictly Come Dancing's festive special. The ...

Mrs Brown's Boys special wins Christmas Day ratings battle - The Guardian

Bookmakers had tipped the extra helping of Strictly to be the most popular programme of the night, with both Coral and Ladbrokes recently offering odds of just 4-5 on the show having the highest audience figures, followed by 6-1 for Call the Midwife ...

Army Chief Rejects Russia's Figures On Daesh Fighters - TOLOnews

Chief of Army Staff General Mohammad Sharif Yaftali on Monday rejected a recent figure issued by Zamir Kabulov, Russia's special envoy to Afghanistan, about Daesh fighters in the country as fake and baseless. “We confirm the presence of up to 2,000 ...

RATINGS! Michael McIntyre tops Christmas Eve viewing figures - Telly Mix

Michael McIntyre's Big Christmas Show was the most watched programme on Christmas Eve, according to overnight ratings. The special episode was watched by 5.7 million viewers, up 100,000 on last year. BBC One came out on top with EastEnders scoring 5.2 ...

Ed Helms wanted to reclaim 'fake news' with Fake News - EW.com (blog)

Catch the full episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show here and on PeopleTV. Go to PEOPLE.com/PeopleTV, or download the free app on your smart TV, mobile, and web devices. Ed Helms hoped to reclaim the phrase “fake news” with his new satirical show ...

Website cost, other projects too high; we can't live with it- Mensah-Bonsu - Myjoyonline.com

The Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs says estimates for projects to be executed by the Ministry of Special Initiatives are on a high side. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu insists the bloated figures must be interrogated, eventhough the ...

Commentary: Naughty political figures deserve some nice holiday gifts - Austin American-Statesman

... “happy holidays” to him instead of “Merry Christmas.” Miller, whose Christian values appear to extend to assault, apparently was unaware that Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Jews and others celebrate special days this time of year. ○ Finally, a ...

As multiple Fox News figures suggest the FBI is corrupt, Chris Wallace says that no one is attacking the FBI as an ... - Media Matters for America

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace claimed that recent criticism regarding the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation was not against the agency in general. Yet multiple figures at his own network have criticized the FBI in broad terms ...

NYPD Forms New Unit To Handle Flood Of Sexual Assault Allegations Facing Public Figures - CBS New York

The new team was formed within the department's special victims unit. “When we look into these allegations – it's not that we open a case, but we have to look into the city, see if it's within our statute, see when these crimes occurred, talk to our ...

Trade figures 'show bluster' of NI special status calls - Belfast Newsletter

Mr Allister said the statistics, published yesterday by the Department for the Economy, “expose the bluster” of calls by nationalists for NI to be granted special status within the EU post-Brexit. The TUV leader said: “These statistics underscore the ...

Increase of 500 teachers in Scotland, figures show - Holyrood.com

Education Secretary John Swinney said the figures showed the policy to give attainment funding to schools “is paying off”. “Hundreds of additional teachers are now in Scottish classrooms, benefiting pupils the length and breadth of Scotland, as a ...

GOP figures are coming out against Roy Moore, but it's too little, too late - ThinkProgress

A growing number of powerful Republicans have begun to speak out against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore in the days leading up to the Alabama special election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' vacant seat. Unfortunately, with the polls opening in ...

Special figures were a component of figure skating in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Like compulsory figures, special figures involved tracing patterns on the ice with the blade of one ice skate. This required the skater to display significant balance and control while skating on one foot.

Illustration of selection of special figures
Illustration of selection of special figures

Special figures were a component of figure skating in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Like compulsory figures, special figures involved tracing patterns on the ice with the blade of one ice skate. This required the skater to display significant balance and control while skating on one foot.

While compulsory figures were standard patterns derived from the figure 8, the special figures were elaborate patterns of the skaters' own invention. These designs included rosettes, stars, crosses, and other elaborate curlicues. The building blocks for special figures included not only the elements of the standard compulsory figures, but shapes known as beaks, spectacles, and cross-cuts.

Tracing of elaborate patterns on the ice was a characteristic of the American and British schools of figure skating. By the early 20th century, this had been largely displaced by the "International Style" of free skating which utilized the entire ice surface and featured more athletic movements set to music.

Special figures was an event in the 1908 Summer Olympic Games. Nikolai Panin of Russia won the event.