After Hours is a 1985 American black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Joseph Minion, starring Griffin Dunne with an ensemble cast. The film follows Paul Hackett, portrayed by Dunne, as he experiences a series of misadventures while making his way home from New York City's SoHo district during the night. Warner Home Video released the film on VHS and Betamax in 1986 for both widescreen and pan-and-scan NTSC LaserDiscs, it has been released on DVD. After a long and boring day at work, Paul Hackett, a computer data-entry worker, meets Marcy Franklin in a local cafe in New York City. Marcy tells him that she's living with a sculptor named Kiki Bridges, who makes and sells plaster of Paris paperweights resembling cream cheese bagels, leaves him her number. In the night, after calling the number under the pretense of buying a paperweight, Paul takes a cab to her apartment. On his way to visit Marcy, his $20 bill is blown out the window of the cab, leaving him with only some change, much to the incredulousness of the cab driver.
At the apartment, Paul meets Kiki, working on a sculpture of a cowering and screaming man, throughout the visit, comes across several pieces of evidence that imply Marcy is disfigured from burns. As a result of this implication and strange behavior from Marcy, Paul abruptly slips out of the apartment. Paul attempts to go home by subway, he goes to a bar where Julie, a waitress becomes enamored with him. At the bar, Paul learns; the bar's owner, Tom Schorr, offers to give Paul money for a subway token, but he is unable to open the cash register. They exchange keys. Afterward, Paul spots two actual burglars and Pepe, with Kiki's man sculpture. After he attempts to confront them, they flee; when Paul returns the sculpture to Kiki and Marcy's apartment, he discovers Marcy has committed suicide. Paul reports Marcy's death before remembering. Paul attempts to return to Tom's bar, but it is locked out with a sign indicating that Tom will be back in half an hour. Paul meets Julie again in the street, she invites him up to her apartment to wait for Tom, where Paul is unnerved by her own strange behavior.
He goes back to Tom's bar only for Tom to get a call informing him of the death of Marcy, his girlfriend. Paul decides to return to Julie's apartment, where she begins to sketch his portrait while they talk. Paul rejects Julie's advances and leaves. In search of Kiki and Horst, he goes to Club Berlin where a group of punks attempt to shave his head into a mohawk. Narrowly escaping, Paul meets a woman named Gail, an ice cream truck driver, who mistakes him for the burglar plaguing the neighborhood, she and a mob of local residents relentlessly pursue him, he meets a man who he asks for help, the man assumes that he is looking for a gay hookup. Paul finds Tom again. Paul discovers that as payback for rejecting her, Julie used his image in a wanted poster that names him as the burglar, he seeks refuge back at Club Berlin. Paul uses his last quarter to play "Is That All There Is?" by Peggy Lee and asks a woman named June to dance. Paul explains he is being pursued and June a sculptor who lives in the club's basement, offers to help him.
She protects him by pouring plaster on him. However, she won't let him out of the plaster, which hardens, trapping Paul in a position that resembles Kiki's sculpture. Neil and Pepe break into the Club Berlin and steal him, placing him in the back of their van, he falls from the van right outside the gate to his office building. Paul goes to his desk, bringing the film full circle; this film belongs in a grouping that revolves around a young working professional, placed under threat, named the "yuppie nightmare cycle", a subgenre of films which combine two genres in itself – screwball comedy and film noir. Some critics present a psychoanalytic view of the film. There are many references to castration within the film, most of which are shown when women are present. In the bathroom in Terminal Bar where Julie first encounters Paul, there is an image scrawled on the wall of a shark biting a man's erect penis. Marcy makes a reference to her husband using a double entendre when saying, "I broke the whole thing off" when talking about her and her husband's sex life.
One of the mouse traps that surrounds her bed clamps shut. Michael Rabiger in his book titled Directing saw mythological symbolism as a primary theme used by Scorsese stating: "The hero of Scorsese's dark comedy After Hours is like a rat trying to escape from a labyrinth. Indeed there is a caged rat in one scene where Paul finds fimself trapped in a talkative woman's apartment; the film could be plotted out as a labyrinthine journey, each compartment holding out the promise of a particular experience all illusory and misleading". Paramount Pictures' abandonment of The Last Temptation of Christ production was a huge disappointment to Scorsese, it spurred him to focus on smaller projects. The opportunity was
The 2011 ABSA Under-19 Provincial Championship was contested from 15 July to 29 October 2011. The tournament featured the Under-19 players from the fourteen provincial rugby unions in South Africa. There were seven participating teams in the 2011 ABSA Under-19 Provincial Championship Division A; these teams played each other twice over the course of the season, once away. Teams received four points for two points for a draw. Bonus points were awarded to teams that score 4 or more tries in a game, as well as to teams that lost a match by 7 points or less. Teams were ranked by points points difference; the top 4 teams qualified for the title play-offs. In the semi-finals, the team that finished first had home advantage against the team that finished fourth, while the team that finished second had home advantage against the team that finished third; the winners of these semi-finals played each other in the final, at the same venue as the 2011 Currie Cup Premier Division Final. The bottom team in Division A played a play-off game at home against the winner of the Division B final for a place in Division A in 2012.
There were seven participating teams in the 2011 ABSA Under-19 Provincial Championship Division B. These teams played each other once at home or away. Teams received four points for two points for a draw. Bonus points were awarded to teams that score 4 or more tries in a game, as well as to teams that lost a match by 7 points or less. Teams were ranked by points points difference; the top 4 teams qualified for the title play-offs. In the semi-finals, the team that finished first had home advantage against the team that finished fourth, while the team that finished second had home advantage against the team that finished third; the winners of these semi-finals played each other in the final, at the same venue as the 2011 Currie Cup First Division Final The winner of the final played a play-off game away from home against the bottom team in Division A for a place in Division A in 2012. The following teams will take part in the 2011 ABSA Under-19 Provincial Championship competition: Fixtures are subject to change.
All times are South African. Fixtures are subject to change. All times are South African. SWD Eagles remained in Division A. Griffons remained in Division B. 2011 Currie Cup Premier Division 2011 Currie Cup First Division 2011 Vodacom Cup 2011 Under-21 Provincial Championship "SA Rugby Competition – 2011 ABSA Under 19 Competition". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 8 June 2016
Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Limited is one of the core Kirloskar Group companies and was founded in 1958 by Shantanurao Laxmanrao Kirloskar. The company is represented by offices across the globe. KPCL serves major sectors like Oil and Gas, Cement and Beverage, Railways and Marine, their product range includes air compressors, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, process gas systems, vapour absorption chillers and industrial gearboxes. Founded in 1888 by Mr L. K. Kirloskar, the Kirloskar Group is one of India's oldest, multi-product, multi-location, diversified engineering conglomerate with annual sales exceeding $2.5 billion. It gave India water pump, diesel engine and machine tool; the Kirloskar group of companies was one of the earliest industrial groups in the engineering industry in India. The group produces pumps, compressors and electrical equipment like motors and generators. Laxmanrao Kirloskar established the group. KPCL has four strategic business units, Air Compressor Division, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration division, Process Gas Systems division and Transmission division.
ACD is engaged in the design, manufacture and erection/commissioning of a wide range of air and gas compressors. This encompasses the reciprocating and rotary compressors for industrial segments and defense. KPCL offers air compressors from 30 to 10,000 CFM. ACR division offers Reciprocating Open-Type Compressors, Process Refrigeration Systems and Vapour Absorption Chillers. ACR Equipment range from 50 to 500 TR, Vapor absorption chillers from 90 to 500 TR and Refrigeration Systems up to 800 TR. PGS provides turnkey solutions for Gas Compression Systems in the Oil and Gas Sectors, it undertakes Operation and Maintenance contracts for Compressed Natural Gas and American Petroleum Institute Gas Compression packages. KPCL offers CNG packages with Gas Flow. API Gas Compression packages range from 50 CFM to 6000 CFM. TRM is engaged in the design and supply of traction gears, railway transmissions and customized gearboxes for wind turbines, industrial applications. TRM offers refurbishment of industrial gearboxes of select applications.
The wind turbine gearbox range is up to 2.5 MW and industrial gearbox is up to 16 MW. Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Limited has three manufacturing units and a nationwide network of sales offices, with its headquarters in Pune; the Pune-based unit has manufacturing and sales for the air compressor and transmission business units. The Saswad plant manufactures air conditioning, process gas systems and CNG packages. Kirloskar Chillers Private Limited,Pune
Autonational Rescue is a car breakdown service based in the United Kingdom that provides roadside and recovery assistance to motorists. The company has been running since 1992 and is administered by Equity Red Star, an appointed representative of Equity Syndicate Management Limited and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Equity Red Star has been insuring business and personal lines customers for more than 60 years, becoming established as one of the UK’s leading motor insurers, it provides Emergency Breakdown Assistance to over 500,000 members through a network of 1,200 Breakdown Specialists who have in excess over 5,000 vehicles at their disposal. They are members of the Association of Vehicle Operators or the Road Rescue Recovery Association. Autonational Rescue provides different levels of breakdown cover, ranging from the basic emergency assistance at the side of the road, to full recovery of the vehicle and passengers, they use a “mix and match” packaging that offers a basic starter service that can be augmented by extras.
Autonational Rescue was one of the first breakdown organisations to operate a “No Claims Bonus”, providing customers with a discount on their premiums if they had not had a breakdown in the 12 months previous to taking out a membership. Autonational Rescue was awarded “Best Online Breakdown Cover Provider” in 2011’s edition of the Your Money Awards, organised by Your Money magazine. Autonational Rescue was awarded “Best Online Breakdown Cover Provider” in 2010’s edition of the Your Money Awards, organised by Your Money magazine. Autonational Rescue were considered top scorer by a voting panel of Your Money readers throughout the UK. Autonational Rescue came as 3rd favourite breakdown provider in the “2009 Driver Power” survey by Auto Express magazine. Autonational Rescue was voted best Value for Money in the “2008 Driver Power” and runners up for the overall score survey by Auto Express magazine. Vehicle recovery Autonational Rescue
The Immorality Act, 1927 was an act of the Parliament of South Africa that prohibited extramarital sex between white people and people of other races. In its original form it only prohibited sex between a white person and a black person, but in 1950 it was amended to apply to sex between a white person and any non-white person; the act forbade any "illicit carnal intercourse" between a "European" male and a "native" female, or vice versa. It imposed a penalty of up to five years in four years for the woman, it prohibited "procuring" women for the purpose of interracial sex, knowingly allowing premises to be used for interracial sex. In 1950, the Nationalist government of DF Malan, in one of the first legislative acts of apartheid, introduced the Immorality Amendment Act, 1950 to extend the prohibition to sex between "Europeans" and all "non-Europeans"; this therefore included in the scope of people of Asian descent. The 1950 amendment came one year after the passage of the Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act, which forbade marriages between white and non-white people.
The act was repealed by the Immorality Act, 1957, section 16 of which contained a similar prohibition of sex between whites and non-whites. The prohibition was lifted by the Immorality and Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Amendment Act, 1985. Anti-miscegenation laws Immorality Act Mbasa Majiza Texts on Wikisource: Immorality Act, 1927 Immorality Amendment Act, 1950
Alex Pandian is a 2013 Tamil action adventure children's film and directed by Suraj that features Karthi and Anushka Shetty in the lead roles, while Santhanam, Milind Soman, Prathap Pothen and Nikita Thukral among others play pivotal supporting roles. Devi Sri Prasad composed the music, it was released on 11 January 2013. The film's dubbed Telugu version Bad Boy, trimmed up to 20 minutes, was released on 22 March in more than 300 theatres; the film was dubbed into Hindi under the same name by Goldmines Telefilms in 2014 with Karthi's voice dubbed by Rajesh Khattar. The film starts with Alex Pandian and Divya jumping off a train in an attempt to escape the goons who are seeking to kill them. Three days Alex enters Kaalayan's house. Meanwhile, Divya is receiving treatment whilst Alvin Dr. GKM are in search for the two. Upon finding Alex and Divya, the goons chase them. Kaalayan demands to know. Divya happens to be the daughter of the Chief Minister. Alex, a local thief, is asked to kidnap Divya for three days so that the CM would sign the papers which would allow Alvin and GKM to distribute fake medicines with devastating side effects.
Alex keeps her as a hostage in a forest. On the third day, as Alex is driving back, Divya explains the reason for why she was asked to be kidnapped and thus requests him to take her back to her father. Alex decides to save Divya; the film shifts back to the present and by now, Divya has fallen in love with Alex. As fate would have it, the goons arrive at their hiding place; the film ends with Alex uniting with Divya. In April 2008, director Suraj announced that he had signed on with production house Studio Green to make a film with Karthi in the lead role. Early reports suggested that the film would star Anushka Shetty and Priyamani and would be a remake of the successful Telugu language film, though Suraj claimed it would be an original script; however the film was placed on the backburner, with Karthi proceeding to star in a remake of Vikramarkudu under the direction of Siva in a project titled Siruthai. In March, the film was titled as Alex Pandiyan named after Rajinikanth's character from Moondru Mugam.
The film re-emerged in April 2011, where it was announced that the film would be shot and readied for an August 2011 release. Anushka Shetty was signed on to play the leading female role in the film, after delivering consecutive box office successes with Singam and Deiva Thirumagal. Bhavana was approached to play the second heroine in the film but turned the offer stating that the character offered was too glamorous. Subsequently, Nikita Thukral and Lakshmi Rai both claimed they had signed on to play the role, before Suraj confirmed that Nikhita had edged it. Suraj revealed that Meghna would play another heroine - though conflicting reports had given the role to Meghna Naidu, Meghna Raj and Meghna Nair of Siruthai fame; the role was given to newcomer Akanksha Puri. Sanusha was roped in for another leading female role in the film, while it was confirmed that Santhanam would play brother to the three girls apart from Anushka. Milind Soman and Suman were selected to play negative roles while Prathap Pothen was selected for a pivotal role.
Shooting started on 11 November 2011 at Kerala without a title. A palatial bungalow was erected inside the forest of Chalakudy area. Elephants and jumbos were passing through the way and disturbing the shoot therefore 20 security guards were appointed to protect the set; the second schedule was shot at Meenambakkam. There were reports that Ameer Sultan had stalled the shooting of the film, but Ameer refuted the allegations. A song with Karthi and Anushka was shot in Chennai, of a competition kind of song, another song, folk was shot with both of them with Anushka working without break. Shooting was wrapped at Mysore; the stunt sequence on train with Karthi and Anushka with the supervision of Ganesh with six cameras under the expertise of cameraman Saravanan, a train was hired for 15 days for this daring sequence which ran for a length of 30 km from Mysore to Krishnarajasagar dam, A sum of around 20 million was spent on the stunt sequence with 50 stunt artistes flying in from Chennai for the shoot.
Over 300 junior artistes were involved in the sequence apart from Milind Suman. Alex Pandian's distribution rights for Kerala had been bought by Beebah Creations for ₹ 11.5 million and was distributed together with Sayujyam Cine Release. Alex Pandian received negative reviews from critics. A critic from Sify described it as a "potpourri of commercial mass masala not mixed in the right proportion", going on to conclude: "An old-fashioned entertainer that plays to the gallery, Alex Pandian is exaggerated and formulaic". Pavithra Srinivasan from Rediff stated that the film was a "masala, cliche-ridden entertainer which fails miserably", calling it a "disaster", while giving it 1.5 stars out 5. The Times of India gave it 2.5 out of 5 and wrote, "Alex Pandian, while not a bad film or a badly-made one feels functional. Yes, the comedy sequences work and save the film to an extent, but considering its minimal ambitions, a sense of deja vu and disappointment as you leave the theatre is inescapable".
The Hindu's reviewer Malathi Rangarajan wrote, "Karthi tries to infuse spirit and energy into the film with an ample dose of humour, but the story that's run of the mill and comedy that tires you after a point offer little help". Deccan Chronicle wrote that the film "may fail to enthral die-hard Karthi fans". Newstrackindia called the film a "disappointing commercial pot-boiler" and added that director Suraj "randomly throws in five songs, plenty of action sequences and good amount of com