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Antonio Banderas

José Antonio Domínguez Bandera, known professionally as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish actor, film producer and director. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a Cannes Best Actor Award and nominations for a Tony Award, an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards. Banderas began his acting career with a series of films by director Pedro Almodóvar in the 1980s and appeared in several Hollywood films, such as Philadelphia, Interview with the Vampire, Assassins and The Mask of Zorro, he appeared in the Spy Kids series and provided the voice of Puss in Boots in the Shrek franchise as well as its spin-off film Puss in Boots. In 2003, Banderas made his theatre debut as Guido Contini in Nine, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award and won a Drama Desk Award, he received Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his roles in the television film And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself and the second season of Genius. For the 2019 film Pain and Glory, he earned the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor, received nominations for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

José Antonio Domínguez Bandera was born on 10 August 1960 in Málaga, the son of Civil Guard police officer José Domínguez Prieto and schoolteacher Ana Bandera Gallego. He has a brother named Francisco; as a child, he wanted to become a professional football player until a broken foot sidelined his dreams at the age of 14. He showed a strong interest in the performing arts and formed part of the ARA Theatre-School run by Ángeles Rubio-Argüelles y Alessandri and the College of Dramatic Art, both in Málaga, his work in the theater and his performances on the streets landed him a spot with the Spanish National Theatre. Banderas began his acting studies at the School of Dramatic Art in Málaga, made his acting debut at a small theatre in Málaga, he was arrested by the Spanish police for performance in a play by Bertolt Brecht, because of political censorship under the rule of General Francisco Franco. Banderas spent a whole night at the police station. Banderas began working in small shops during Spain's post-dictatorial cultural movement known as the La Movida Madrileña.

While performing with the theatre, Banderas caught the attention of Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, who cast the young actor in his 1982 film debut Labyrinth of Passion. Five years he went on to appear in the director's Law of Desire, making headlines with his performance as a gay man, which required him to engage in his first male-to-male onscreen kiss. After Banderas appeared in Almodóvar's 1986 Matador, the director cast him in his internationally acclaimed 1988 film, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; the recognition Banderas gained for his role increased two years when he starred in Almodóvar's controversial Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! as a mental patient who kidnaps a porn star and keeps her tied up until she returns his love. It was his breakthrough role in Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, that helped spur him on to Hollywood. Almodóvar is credited for helping launch Banderas's international career, as he became a regular feature in his films throughout the 1980s. In 1991, Madonna introduced Banderas to Hollywood.

The following year, still speaking minimal English, he began acting in U. S. films. Despite having to learn all his lines phonetically, Banderas still managed to turn in a critically praised performance as a struggling musician in his first American drama film, The Mambo Kings. Banderas broke through to mainstream American audiences in the film Philadelphia, as the lover of lawyer Andrew Beckett, who has AIDS; the film's success earned Banderas wide recognition, the following year he was given a role in Neil Jordan's high-profile adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, sharing the screen with Brad Pitt. He appeared in several major Hollywood releases in 1995, including a starring role in the Robert Rodriguez-directed film Desperado and the antagonist on the action film Assassins, co-starred with Sylvester Stallone. In 1996, he starred alongside Madonna in Evita, an adaptation of the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in which he played the narrator, Che, a role played by David Essex in the original 1978 West End production.

He made success with his role as the legendary masked swordsman Zorro in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro. In 1999 he starred in The 13th Warrior, a movie about a Muslim caught up in a war between the Northman and human eating beasts. In 2001, he collaborated with Robert Rodriguez, he starred in Michael Cristofer's Original Sin alongside Angelina Jolie the same year. In 2002, he starred in Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale opposite Rebecca Romijn and in Julie Taymor's Frida with Salma Hayek. In 2003, he starred in the last installment of the trilogy Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Banderas' debut as a director was the poorly received Crazy in Alabama, starring his wife Melanie Griffith. In 2003, he returned to the musical genre, appearing to great acclaim in the Broadway revival of Maury Yeston's musical Nine, based on the film 8½, playing the prime role originated by Raul Julia. Banderas won both the Outer Critics Cir

Muhydin Lazikani

Muhydin Lazikani is a Syrian writer and thinker. He is the editor-in-chief of Al-Hod Hod, an internet journal in five languages: Arabic, French and Persian, he has a doctorate in Arabic Literature, has published several books and collections of poetry. Dr. Muhydin Lazikani is a poet and critic, he was born in Sarmada, Syria in 1951. He obtained an MA and PhD in Arabic literature from the University of Aleppo and the University of Alexandria, he has worked as a journalist and columnist for several daily newspapers and magazines, as a presenter on several satellite TV channels. His column "Tawaheen Al-Kalam" won the Best Arabic Column Award in 1995, he has hosted two political and intellectual talk shows on Arabic media: Lanterns in the Dark and A Date with the Future. In addition to his career in the media, Lazikani has worked as a visiting lecturer at several universities, has published many poetry collections and volumes of literary criticism, his book The Fathers of Arabic Modernism assessed Arabic modernism.

He is known for his controversial studies in the literature of the secret movements of Islam—especially that of the Karmati Movement. His interest in reviving Arabic heritage, led him to establish the International Centre for Arabic Manuscripts in London, England, he has participated in numerous media- and culture-based conferences, his work has been translated into several languages. He has lived in exile in many countries since 1976, settled in London in 1979. Lazikani has a BA with distinction in Arabic Literature from Syria. From Alexandria University, Egypt. In the 1970s Lazikana was a feature editor at Al-Asboo’ al-Arabi. Beirut, Lebanon. Lazikana was managing editor of the Arabian Times magazine and Awraak cultural magazine, both in London, UK, he was a foreign correspondent based in London for Annashra weekly magazine, published in Athens, a columnist for al-Arab daily newspaper in London in the 1980s. In the 1990s, he was head of the cultural department of Sowt al-Kuwait daily newspaper, a columnist, head of cultural section and art editor of Al-Sharq al-Awsat daily newspaper—both in London.

In 2007 he established, has since contributed to, Al-HodHod journal in London, an online newspaper in five languages. Between 1977 and 1979 Lazikani wrote several scenarios for Abu-Dhabi TV, UAE. Between 1999 and 2003, he was the producer and presenter of Qanadeel fil Zalaam, a weekly live TV programme concerned with political and social events in the Arab world for the ANN satellite channel. In 2005-2006 he was the producer and presenter of Mow’ad Ma’ al-Mostakbal, a live weekly political programme for Democracy and Mostakilla satellite channel. Participated and lectured in numerous media and cultural conferences, including: book fairs in Frankfurt, Casablanca, Sharjah and Brazil, he has appeared at the Asseela Festival in Morocco, the Cannes Festival in France, the Kartaaj Festival in Tunisia and the Oqaaz Festival in Amaan, Jordan. He has appeared at the Montadda Al-Eeslah al-Arabi in Alexandria and the European-Arab Dialogue in Barcelona and Dubai, UAE, his poetic works include The Suicide of Job, A Song Outside the Flock, Whoever is Sad, Follow Me.

He has written a play, Pigeons do not like Vodka, a black comedy set in a prison. This play, published in the early 1970s, predicted the era of forging democracy in the Arab world. Lazikani's critical works include Trilogy of Karmuti Dreams: A study about the most dangerous secret movement in Islam in the 3rd century of Hijrah; this movement established small emirates in different regions of the Islamic world, destabilised the Abassi Khalifahs. His works in this area include The Wordmill: Short essays and articles dealing with different cultural and political aspects of modern Arab life. In a A Seagull Without a Compass: Visits to Places of Love and Mythology, the writer visits many special places with historical and mythological heritage, including Rhodes, Havana, Vienna and Kayrawan. Muhydin Lazikani at Facebook Muhydin Lazikani at Twitter Al-Hod Hod

Hungarian Catholic Eparchy of Miskolc

The Hungarian Catholic Eparchy of Miskolc is an eparchy of the Hungarian Greek Catholic Church, a Metropolitan particular church sui juris which uses the Byzantine Rite in the Hungarian language. It is a suffragan of the Hungarian Catholic Archeparchy of Hajdúdorog, a Metropolitanate sui juris and the Hungarian Catholics' only province in Hungary and depending on the Roman Congregation for the Oriental Churches, its cathedral episcopal see is Nagyboldogasszony püspöki székesegyház, in Miskolc, in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén. It was established on 4 June 1924 as Apostolic Exarchate of Miskolc, an Eastern Catholic missionary pre-diocesan jurisdiction on territory only served by the Latin church. On 5 March 2011 it gained territory from the Hungarian Catholic Eparchy of Hajdúdorog, now its Metropolitan. On 20 March 2015 it was promoted as Eparchy of Miskolc and became suffragan of the elevated Metropolitan Archeparchy of Hajdúdorog, which became the newly created Eparchy of Nyiregyháza's Metropolitan.

Apostolic Exarchs of Miskolc Antal Papp, Titular Archbishop of Cyzicus. As per 2014, it pastorally served 51,100 Hungarian Catholics in 62 parishes and 10 missions with 71 priests and 21 seminarians; the eparchy covers three Hungarian comitat: Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Heves and Nógrád, plus part of Hajdúnánás. Since 2012, the exarchate include 59 parishes grouped in six vicariates: Abod, Edelény, Kazincbarcika, Múcsony, Ózd, Rakacaszend, Sajószentpéter, Szuhakálló, Viszló, Baktakék, Csobád, Felsővadász, Garadna, Homrogd, Kány, Mogyoróska, Selyeb, Szikszó, Abaújszántó, Baskó, Bodrogkeresztúr, Boldogkőváralja, Komlóska, Mezőzombor, Tokaj, Miskolc-Avas, Miskolc-Diósgyőr, Miskolc-Görömböly, Miskolc-Szirma, Arnót, Berzék, Eger, Emőd, Felsőzsolca, Hejőkeresztúr, Sajópálfala, Sajópetri, Sajóvámos, Szirmabesenyő, Tiszaújváros, Alsóregmec, Dámóc, Filkeháza, Kenézlő, Mikóháza, Pácin, Rudabányácska, Sárospatak, Sárospatak-Végardó, Sátoraljaújhely, Vajdácska and Zemplénagárd. List of Catholic dioceses in Hungary GigaCatholic, with Google satellite photo - data for all sections