is an Americandrama filmwritten and directed byFrank Darabont, first released on September 23, 1994. Based on the 1982Stephen Kingnovella, it tells the story of banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiaryfor the murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. Over the following two decades, he befriends a fellow prisoner, contraband smuggler Ellis Red Redding (Morgan Freeman), and becomes instrumental in a money laundering operation led by theprison wardenSamuel Norton (Bob Gunton). The film received positive reviews, but earned only $16million during its initial theatrical run. After garnering sevenAcademy Awardnominations, it was one of the top rented films of 1995, and totaled $58.3million at the box office after a theatrical re-release. In 2015, theLibrary of Congressselected the film for preservation in theNational Film Registry. (
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There are tenscheduled monuments in Coventry. In the United Kingdom, ascheduled monumentis a nationally important archaeological site or historic building that has been given protection against unauthorised change by being placed on a list (or schedule) by theSecretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and SportEnglish Heritagetakes the leading role in identifying such sites. Monuments are defined in theAncient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979and theNational Heritage Act 1983Coventryis an ancient city and ametropolitan boroughin theWest Midlandsof England. The citys history dates back to at least the 11thcentury (CE), and by the 14thcentury, it was a thriving centre of commerce. The oldest monuments in CoventryCaludon CastleandSt Marys Priory and Cathedral were built in the 11th century. Both are now ruins. Coventrys newest scheduled monument isVignoles Bridge(pictured) a single-span iron footbridge over theRiver Sherbourne, made in 1835 and moved to its current location in 1969. (Fulllist…)
Neptuneis the eighth and farthest knownplanetfrom theSunin theSolar System. In the Solar System, it is the fourth-largest planet by diameter, the third-most-massive planet and the densestgiant planet. Neptune is 17times the mass ofEarth, slightly more massive than its near-twinUranus. Neptune is denser and physically smaller than Uranus because its greater mass causes more gravitational compression of its atmosphere. Neptune orbits the Sun once every 164.8yearsat an average distance of 30.1au(4.5billionkm; 2.8billionmi). It is named after theRoman god of the seaand has theastronomical symbol♆, a stylised version of the god Neptunestrident.
This picture of Neptune was taken byNASAsVoyager2spacecraft in 1989, at a range of 4.4million miles (7.1million kilometres) from the planet, approximately four days before closest approach. The photograph shows theGreat Dark Spot, a storm about the size of Earth, in the centre, while the fast-moving bright feature nicknamed the Scooter and theSmall Dark Spotcan be seen on the western limb. These clouds were seen to persist for as long as the spacecrafts cameras could resolve them.
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