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Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan is an Indian film actor and film producer known for his work in Bollywood. Part of the Bachchan family, he is the son of actors Amitabh Jaya Bachchan. Bachchan made his acting debut in 2000 with J. P. Dutta's war film Refugee, followed it by starring in over a dozen films which were both critical and commercial failures, his first commercial successes came with the 2004 action films Dhoom and Run, which changed his career prospects. Bachchan went on to earn critical appreciation for his performances in the dramas Yuva and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, which won him three consecutive Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2007, he portrayed a character loosely based on Dhirubhai Ambani in Mani Ratnam's drama film Guru, which earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Bachchan has played leading and supporting roles in commercially successful comedies and drama's, including Bunty Aur Babli, Bluffmaster!, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Bol Bachchan, Happy New Year, Housefull 3.

His highest-grossing releases include the action sequels Dhoom, Dhoom 2, Dhoom 3. In addition to his three Filmfare Awards, Bachchan won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for producing the comedy-drama Paa. Since 2007, he has been married to actress Aishwarya Rai. Abhishek Bachchan was born on 5 February 1976 in Mumbai to veteran actors of Hindi cinema, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, an accomplished actress in her own right, he has Shweta. His grandfather, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a noted poet of the Nayi Kavita Literary Movement of the Hindi literature and professor at the Allahabad University in Uttar Pradesh, while his grandmother, Teji Bachchan, was a social activist; the original surname of his family is Srivastava, Bachchan being the pen name used by his grandfather. However, when Amitabh entered films, he did so under his father's pen name. Bachchan is of Awadhi heritage on his father's side, Bengali from his mother's side, his maternal grandfather was a famous author and poet.

TK Bhaduri wrote a famous book Obhishopto Chambol, an account of his experiences as a journalist/writer in the area. This book provided the raw material and inspiration to all dacoit-related films made by the Hindi film industry in India, and Punjabi from his paternal grandmother's side–who moved from Faisalabad to Mumbai before the partition of India. Abhishek attended Jamnabai Narsee School and Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai, Modern School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, Aiglon College in Switzerland, he attended Boston University but did not obtain any degree from there and he subsequently moved on to Bollywood. He was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 9. Abhishek Bachchan has starred in over 50 films in supporting roles. In 2000, Bachchan made his film debut playing the male lead in J. P. Dutta's war drama Refugee opposite Kareena Kapoor, making her debut in the film. Although the film only performed moderately well at the box office, both Bachchan and Kapoor received positive reviews for their performances.

Film critic Taran Adarsh wrote that he "has all it takes to emerge a competent actor in years to come. In his debut-making film, Abhishek comes across as a fine actor and lives up to his family name."After Refugee, Bachchan starred in a series of poorly received films that failed to make a mark at the box office. However, his performance in Sooraj R. Barjatya's romantic dramedy Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon earned him his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, he went on to win the award the following year for his performance in Mani Ratnam's political drama Yuva. Bachchan better established himself in Hindi cinema playing a no-nonsense Mumbai police officer in the blockbuster action thriller Dhoom, which starred Uday Chopra, John Abraham, Esha Deol, Rimi Sen in pivotal roles, his next two films were Naach. Bachchan's first release of 2005 was the crime comedy Bunty Aur Babli, which featured him and Rani Mukerji as the titular con artist duo who perform several successful heists and fall in love along the way.

The film emerged as the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2005, earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. This film marked his first professional collaboration with his father Amitabh Bachchan, who played a police officer following the lead pair. Bachchan was next seen in Ram Gopal Varma's political drama Sarkar, a moderate success at the box office, his performance as the morally upright son of a troubled politician earned him rave reviews from critics as well as his second consecutive Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. His next two releases Dus and Bluffmaster! were both moderately successful, but did not earn much critical appreciation. Bachchan won his third consecutive Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Karan Johar's critically acclaimed romantic drama Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, which emerged as a moderate commercial success despite the fact that it dealt with the controversial subject of marital infidelity. Bachchan played the role of a man whose wife is unhappy with their marriage, so begins an affair with a friend, unhappy with his marriage to his wife.

Bachchan starred opposite Aishwarya Rai in the period romance Umrao Jaan, a remake of the 1981 film of the same name starring Rekha and Farooq Sheikh

Belfast suburban rail

The Belfast suburban rail commuter network serves the metropolitan area of Greater Belfast and some of its commuter towns with three lines. The network is operated by N I Railways. Stations - Belfast Great Victoria Street, City Hospital, Lanyon Place, Whiteabbey, Greenisland, Clipperstown, Downshire, Ballycarry, Glynn, Larne Town, Larne Harbour. Stations - Belfast Great Victoria Street, Balmoral, Dunmurry, Lambeg, Lisburn, Lurgan, Portadown; this line has the potential to be extended from Portadown to Armagh city centre by reopening the railway line. Government Minister for the Department for Regional Development, Danny Kennedy MLA indicates railway restoration plans of the line from Portadown to Armagh. Stations - Belfast Great Victoria Street, City Hospital, Belfast Central, Titanic Quarter, Holywood, Cultra, Helen's Bay, Bangor West, Bangor. Most trains run directly from Bangor to Portadown and vice versa, though some follow only the routes shown above; the typical off-peak service on this route is 2tph.

The last train of the day arrives in Portadown shortly after midnight. Services Belfast to Whitehead are every 30 mins daytime and hourly evenings and weekends. Trains extend to Larne every hour; the concept of Suburban was a Northern Ireland Railways marketing campaign in the late 1980s and early 90s when the network was divided into Suburban and Intercity, leaving the odd concept of Intercity trains running between Coleraine and the seaside town of Portrush. This division is no longer recognised. Metro Translink Northern Ireland Railways Dublin Suburban Rail Cork Suburban Rail Galway Suburban Rail Limerick Suburban Rail Northern Ireland Railways

2020 United States presidential election in Ohio

The 2020 United States presidential election in Ohio is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, as part of the 2020 United States elections in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia will participate. Ohio voters will choose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote; the state of Ohio has 18 electoral votes in the Electoral College. As of February 2020, Donald Trump and Bill Weld are among the declared Republican candidates. A number of Democrats are running or have publicly expressed interest, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, former Vice President Joe Biden are among the major declared candidates. In addition, U. S. Representative from Ohio, Tim Ryan is among the Democratic candidates, however on October 24, 2019, Ryan dropped out; the Republican primary will be on March 17, 2020 The Democratic primary will be on March 17, 2020 Donald Trump vs. Joe BidenDonald Trump vs. Bernie Sanders 2020 United States presidential election 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries 2020 Republican Party presidential primaries 2020 United States elections

Xiamen International Bank

Xiamen International Bank was established in August 1985 as the first joint venture bank in China with capital of RMB 410.069 billion. Xiamen International Bank has now grown into a bank with good reputation in the world that covers Hong Kong and Mainland China. In Mainland China, XIB operates branches and multiple sub-branches in cities including Beijing, Fuzhou, Xiamen, a representative office in Quanzhou. After years of development, Xiamen International Bank has been listed as "World Top 1000 Banks" and "Asia Top 200 Banks" by The Banker magazine of the U. K. for many years. XIB is based in Xiamen, Fujian Province, which operates subsidiaries including Xiamen International Investment Limited in Hong Kong and Luso International Banking Limited which runs 11 branches in Macau. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Fujian Investment and Enterprise Holdings Corporation Xiamen C&D Corporation Limited Min Xin Holdings Limited Asian Development Bank Shinsei Bank Limited Sino Finance Group Company Limited Xiamen International Bank Official website

Fang Qiniang

Fang Qiniang was a Chinese martial artist and founder of the Fujian White Crane style of chinese martian arts in the mid-17th century. She learned martial arts from a lay shaolin disciple. According to the legend, Fang Qiniang was born in Lishui, China, during the Ming dynasty, her father was his mother Lee Pikliung. Her father trained Shaolin luohan quan at the 9 Lot Mountain Temple in the Ching Chiang district in Fujian Province, this temple was one of the shaolin enclaves of Fujian and the Ming revolutionaries. During that time Qianlong Emperor ordered the destruction of Southern Shaolin Temple and the death of all Ming revolutionaries. Fang Zhengdong was one of the lucky few to escape alive, he fled with his family to Pik Chui Liang to settle near the Ching Chu temple on the Ching Chea mountain in Yongchun village. Her father died during an fight with a neighbor and she vowed to revenge him. One day, while she was trying to improve her fighting skills, she saw two cranes fighting, she tried to scared them off with a stick.

She wasn't able to and meditating on it she decided that she have to learn from the cranes, developed her own unique techniques from the experience. After three years of training she became an skilled and unusual fighter and started to gain disciples and challengers. One of her challengers was Zeng Cinshu

Paengmu Line

The Paengmu Line is a electrified narrow gauge line of the Korean State Railway running from Paeg'am on the Paektusan Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line to Musan on the Musan Line, in the Ryanggang and North Hamgyŏng provinces of North Korea. The electrified section ran 111 km from Paeg'am Ch'ŏngnyŏn station to Yugok, whence the remaining 80.7 km to the terminus at Musan remained unelectrified. Since the closure of part of the line due to the construction of a reservoir, the line has been split into two disconnected sections, the electrified Paeg'am—Kulsong and the non-electrified Ch'ŏnsu—Musan sections. A new standard gauge section from Paeg'am to Taet'aek paralleling the narrow-gauge line, was built in 2013. In 1927, the Government-General of Korea formulated a "12-Year Plan for Railways in Chosen", under which the railway network of the Korean Peninsula was to be expanded. Although not part of that 12-year plan, it was decided to build the Paengmu Line for the transport of forest products and to aid in the development of the area.

Construction was started at Paeg'am' by the Chosen Government Railway on 16 November 1932, the first section, from Paeg'am to San'yangdae, was opened in September 1934. The line was extended to Yŏn'am in September of the following year and to Yup'yŏngdong in October 1936. Service on the Yup'yŏngdong—Yŏnsa section began in October 1939, but the final section to Musan, connecting the line to the Musan Line, was completed only in December 1944; the names of several stations were changed over the years following the establishment of the DPRK, with Paeg'am Station becoming Paeg'am Ch'ŏngnyŏn Station, Hambuk Sinjang Station becoming Sinjang Station, Hambuk Mun'am Station becoming Tuam Station, Sinyang Station becoming Samyu Station. Electrification of the section from Paeg'am to Yugok was completed in August 1991. In August 1980, Kim Il-sung ordered the construction of a new, northern east-west transversal line to run from Manp'o on the Manp'o Line to Hoeryŏng on the Hambuk Line; the Pukpu Line, as the planned line was called, was to have been built in three stages: Manp'o to Hyesan, Hyesan to Musan, Musan to Hoeryŏng.

However, this plan was only realised before it was abandoned in the 1990s. The plans were revived again in the mid-2000s, work began on the second stage, in the form of the shortening and regauging of the Samjiyŏn Line from Hyesan to Motka. Work stopped and started several times, until work on the Hyesan–Motka section was completed in April 2017, but the plans to continue construction of the line to Musan are not being pursued. Construction of the reservoir of the Paektusan Sŏngun Youth Power Station led to the flooding of part of the line, resulting in the closure of the section between Ch'ŏnsu and Kulsong. Construction of the line took place as follows: An orange background in the "Distance" box indicates that section of the line is not electrified narrow-gauge; the Paegam—Taet'aek section is electrified standard gauge. Japanese Government Railways, 鉄道停車場一覧. 昭和12年10月1日現在, Kawaguchi Printing Company, Tokyo, pp 502–503