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Anwar Kharral

Anwar Kharral is a fictional character in the television series Skins portrayed by Dev Patel. Anwar is portrayed as a boy of Pakistani origin. Raised in an Islamic household, Anwar claims to pray five times a day. However, he does not take his religion as he takes drugs, partakes in premarital sex and eats pork, he uses his being a Muslim to get out of certain situations. He is best friends with Maxxie Oliver, although his views on Maxxie's sexual orientation put a strain on their friendship at one point, as he believes that Maxxie's homosexuality goes against his religion. Anwar laments that as a Muslim boy, he feels he has no choice in his faith. According to the official website, his favourite things are "tequila, pills, Lupe Fiasco, breasts and X Factor". According to fellow actors Mike Bailey and Hannah Murray, the characterization of Anwar was based on the personality of the actor Dev Patel and the role was written for him after he was cast for Skins. In "Tony", Anwar and Chris are convinced by Maxxie to go to a "big gay night out" with him, believing that there would be lots of beautiful women there and they would be the only straight men there to shag.

The night out didn't go as planned and they go to Abigail Stock's party instead. In "Maxxie and Anwar", on a school trip to Russia, he finds himself at odds with Maxxie, who views Anwar's pick-and-choose approach to Islam as hypocritical, he loses his virginity to a married Russian girl, whom he, along with Sid Jenkins, believed they were rescuing from her abusive father who turned out to be her husband. The beginning of the first series finale opens with the celebration of Anwar's 17th birthday and his upcoming party on the same day. Maxxie rings him to wish him a happy birthday, tells Anwar to tell his parents that he is gay or he would not attend the party; that night, Anwar's party doesn't start off well, with his uncle playing old 70s and 80s music, Maxxie refusing to attend the party. While making out with one of his sister's friends, Anwar stops to call Maxxie to introduce her to him. Anwar and Maxxie meet outside the venue, where Anwar's father, spots them; as Mr. Kharral converses with Maxxie, Anwar blurts out.

Mr. Kharral seems to ignore this. Mr. Kharral, much to the surprise of Anwar and Maxxie, explains that homosexuals are something he does not understand, but would never discriminate against, as he has faith that God will one day enlighten him and make him understand. Mr. Kharral invites Maxxie to come and eat, repairing the friendship between him and Anwar. In "Sketch", he sleeps with Sketch. Despite telling Anwar that she always liked him, Sketch still has feelings for Maxxie, as she touches and looks at a picture of him while she has sex with Anwar. In the next episode it is shown that he and Sketch are continuing their sexual relationship, implying that Anwar may be interested in her; when the two are caught by Sid's Mum, Anwar once again expresses discomfort for his life under a Muslim household, stating that "sex hasn't been invented" in his house. In the episode "Michelle", his relationship with Sketch is discovered by Michelle and Maxxie, who confront Anwar about it due to Sketch being Maxxie's stalker in her central episode and for risking Michelle's life.

In series 2's "Chris", while at Chris' house-warming party Maxxie confronts both Sketch and Anwar about Anwar's recent choice of style which disturbingly mirrors that of Maxxie. Anwar, oblivious to Sketch's designs reacts first in disbelief informs Sketch that she is dumped. In the series two finale, Anwar is nervous after he receives his A-Level results in the post, as he has pledged not to open them until after Chris' funeral when his mother offers to steam them open. Anwar decides to open them anyway, his reaction is one of shock and dismay. Unable to go to his friends or his family, Anwar visits Sketch, his ex-girlfriend, confides to her about them, she reveals to him that he never gave any thought to his future, she persuades him that his friends will move on, suggests they get back together. Anwar leaves before the results can be read out, Maxxie reveals that the grades were, in fact, two E's and a U; when seeing Maxxie and James off at the bus to London, they persuade him to join them.

Excited, he boards the bus. Anwar was mentioned in the season 3 episode "Freddie". Cook mentions that he met "some skinny Asian kid named Anwar" busking and asked if he could join him, he goes on to say that Anwar asked him in turn if he knew the "'buddah buddah cheeeese buddah' routine or something." Anwar Kharral on the official E4 Skins site Anwar Kharral on Myspace

Chapter VI (album)

Chapter VI is the fifth studio album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 1992. This was the first Candlemass album not to feature Messiah Marcolin on vocals since their 1986 debut Epicus Doomicus Metallicus. On this one, Thomas Vikström took his place. After poor sales of the album, Candlemass subsequently disbanded in early 1994, only to reform three years later. All songs written by Leif Edling, except "Julie Laughs No More" and "The End of Pain" by Edling and Lars Johansson "The Dying Illusion" – 5:52 "Julie Laughs No More" – 4:23 "Where the Runes Still Speak" – 8:42 "The Ebony Throne" – 4:25 "Temple of the Dead" – 7:11 "Aftermath" – 5:37 "Black Eyes" – 5:53 "The End of Pain" – 4:23 Thomas Vikström - vocals Lars Johansson - lead guitar Mats Björkman - rhythm guitar Leif Edling - bass guitar, producer Jan Lindh - drums Rex Gisslén - producer, mixing Tomas Arfert - artwork

Wally Highsmith

Walter "Buzz" Highsmith is an American former gridiron football player and coach. He played professionally in the American Football League, Canadian Football League, World Football League, National Football League as an offensive lineman. Highsmith served as the head football coach at Texas Southern University from 1989 to 1993, compiling a record of 19–34–2. Highsmith started his career with the Denver Broncos of the AFL, he next played with the Montreal Alouettes for two years and 22 games, winning the Grey Cup championship in 1970. He headed to the Houston Oilers of the NFL, playing nine games in one season. Highsmith returned to the Montreal Alouettes in 1973; the Memphis Southmen of the new WFL called, he played two seasons with them. He finished his career back in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts. Highsmith has coached at Florida A&M University and for the Toronto Argonauts. Highsmith is the father of former NFL player Alonzo Highsmith and uncle of current former NFL player Ali Highsmith.

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Shelly Saltman

Sheldon "Shelly" Arthur Saltman was a promoter of major sports and entertainment events including the worldwide promotion of the Muhammad Ali / Joe Frazier heavyweight championship boxing matches, creating the Andy Williams San Diego Golf Classic and helped to arrange the independent NFL Players Association games during the 1982 NFL season strike. Saltman was best known to the public as the man that Evel Knievel tried to beat to death with a baseball bat in 1977. Saltman created and produced shows for television such as Pro-Fan, Challenge of the NFL Cheerleaders, the movie Ring of Passion about the fights between American boxer Joe Louis and German champion Max Schmeling in the years leading up to World War II, he was the author of various books including Evel Knievel on Tour, with Maury Green, FEAR NO EVEL: An Insider's Look At Hollywood with Thomas Lyons. Shelly Saltman grew up during the Great Depression years as the child of Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Jewish parents in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

His father, Nate Saltman, was involved in Boston area politics. Saltman's father and an uncle, both played football for the Boston Braves. Saltman spent much of his childhood playing sports, attending Boston Red Sox and Boston Braves baseball games, attempted to play professional basketball. Saltman became a professional sportscaster and play-by-play announcer under the name of "Art Sheldon" with a career that included stints as a basketball coach, a baseball umpire, a boxing ring announcer, he was among the founders of several professional and amateur sports organizations including the Phoenix Suns and the New Orleans Jazz basketball teams, he was the first President of Fox Sports. Saltman handled the worldwide promotion of the Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier boxing championships, was co-creator of the 1970s "Challenge of the Sexes" TV shows, a key promoter and business partner in the failed Snake River Canyon rocket-cycle jump by motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel, for a time managed the careers of such sports stars as Canadian NHL hockey player Wayne Gretzky and American boxing champion Thomas Hearns.

After serving in Japan as a sports announcer and radio broadcaster for the Far East Network of the U. S. Army during the Korean War, Saltman came home to the U. S. and began a career working for the Gillette Cavalcade of Sports. He went on work as an executive for WBZ-TV in Boston and WJW-TV in Cleveland, making his mark as a promoter by doing such things as holding a press conference in a submarine underneath Boston Harbor for the TV show The Silent Service. From Cleveland he moved on to a position as a Vice President for MCA in New York, working for what was the largest and most influential talent agency in America. Saltman left MCA and New York after several years, accepting an offer from the Los Angeles talent agency of Bernard and Price to focus his talents on promoting the international career of singing and recording star Andy Williams. While in Los Angeles, he worked as a public relations consultant, and/or manager for numerous performers including actor Jack Albertson, Wilt Chamberlain, Roger Miller, worked as the first national publicist for The Osmonds.

In the mid-1970s, Saltman was one of the principals in a company called Invest West Sports. His company was contacted by boxing and sports promoter Bob Arum to invest the money necessary to fund and promote the Snake River Canyon rocket-cycle jump by motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel. Saltman's company agreed with the condition. During the months of promotion, Saltman carried a cassette-tape recorder with him in order to record the elements of the promotion for an upcoming book. Knievel and many others involved in the promotion were daily featured on the recordings and Saltman claimed they were aware of his intention to write about his experience. Three years in 1977, Dell Publishing released Saltman's book under the title Evel Knievel on Tour, which included information about Knievel, information that Knievel claimed damaged his image and was misleading to the public. Knievel was outraged because he claimed the book misled the public about not only himself, but his family as well. A few weeks after publication, Knievel went onto the lot of 20th Century Fox Studios, where Saltman was a Vice President.

One of Knievel's friends grabbed Saltman and held him, while Knievel attacked him with an aluminum baseball bat, declaring, "I'm going to kill you!" According to a witness to the attack, Knievel struck repeated blows at Saltman's head, with Saltman blocking the blows with his left arm. Saltman's arm and wrist were shattered in several places; when the news of Knievel's assault on Saltman was broadcast on national television, Saltman's elderly mother had a heart attack. She died three months later. Knievel received a sentence of six months in work furlough for his assault on Saltman. A civil lawsuit was filed. Knievel declared himself to be bankrupt and none of the civil award was paid. In 2007, Saltman released a second book entitled Fear No Evel: An Insider's Look at Hollywood in which he told his side of the Knievel attack, as well as his involvement in American sports and media. After Knievel's death in late 2007, Saltman announced he would be suing the estate for the unpaid award from the civil suit, which he said amounted to over $100 million US dollars with interest, which remained

Quadratic function

In algebra, a quadratic function, a quadratic polynomial, a polynomial of degree 2, or a quadratic, is a polynomial function with one or more variables in which the highest-degree term is of the second degree. For example, a quadratic function in three variables x, y, z contains terms x2, y2, z2, xy, xz, yz, x, y, z, a constant: f = a x 2 + b y 2 + c z 2 + d x y + e x z + f y z + g x + h y + i z + j, with at least one of the coefficients a, b, c, d, e, or f of the second-degree terms being non-zero. A univariate quadratic function has the form f = a x 2 + b x a ≠ 0 in the single variable x; the graph of a univariate quadratic function is a parabola whose axis of symmetry is parallel to the y-axis, as shown at right. If the quadratic function is set equal to zero the result is a quadratic equation; the solutions to the univariate equation are called the roots of the univariate function. The bivariate case in terms of variables x and y has the form f = a x 2 + b y 2 + c x y + d x + e y + f with at least one of a, b, c not equal to zero, an equation setting this function equal to zero gives rise to a conic section.

In general there can be an arbitrarily large number of variables, in which case the resulting surface is called a quadric, but the highest degree term must be of degree 2, such as x2, xy, yz, etc. The adjective quadratic comes from the Latin word quadrātum. A term like x2 is called a square in algebra because it is the area of a square with side x; the coefficients of a polynomial are taken to be real or complex numbers, but in fact, a polynomial may be defined over any ring. When using the term "quadratic polynomial", authors sometimes mean "having degree 2", sometimes "having degree at most 2". If the degree is less than 2, this may be called a "degenerate case"; the context will establish which of the two is meant. Sometimes the word "order" is used with the meaning of "degree", e.g. a second-order polynomial. A quadratic polynomial may involve a single variable x, or multiple variables such as x, y, z. Any single-variable quadratic polynomial may be written as a x 2 + b x + c, where x is the variable, a, b, c represent the coefficients.

In elementary algebra, such polynomials arise in the form of a quadratic equation a x 2 + b x + c = 0. The solutions to this equation are called the roots of the quadratic polynomial, may be found through factorization, completing the square, Newton's method, or through the use of the quadratic formula; each quadratic polynomial has an associated quadratic function. Any quadratic polynomial with two variables may be written as f = a x 2 + b y 2 + c x y + d x + e y + f, where x and y are the variables and a, b, c, d, e, f are the coefficients; such polynomials are fundamental to the study of conic sections, which are characterized by equating the expression for f to zero. Quadratic polynomials with three or more variables correspond to quadric surfaces and hypersurfaces. In linear algebra, quadratic polynomials can be generalized to the notion of a quadratic form on a vector space. A univariate quadratic function can be expressed in three formats: f = a x 2 + b x + c is called the standard form, f = a is called the factored form, where r1 and r2 are the roots of the quadratic function and the solutions of the corresponding quadratic equation.

F = a 2 + k is called the vertex form, where h and k are the x and y coordinates of the vertex, respectively. The coefficient a is the same value in all three forms. To convert the standard form to factored form, one needs only the quadratic formula to determine the two roots r1 and r2. To c

Giovanni Urbinati

Giovanni Urbinati is an Italian ceramist and sculptor. He lives in Rimini, he has been exhibited both in Italy and abroad. Giovanni Urbinati started the ceramist craft in 1965 at the atelier “Ceramica Stella Alpina”. In the 1969 he opened his first workshop in Rimini and he started his research on materials and luster. Gio' mould and fired any kind of earth: clay, gres and earth from his garden. In 1988, he met Tonino Guerra and since they started a collaboration that brought them to create in 1990 the exhibition “La Cattedrale dove va a dormire il mare/The Cathedral where the sea goes to sleep” at the deconsecrated church in Budrio near Bologna. In 1991, Gio' made in Bascio Alta, a village close to Pennabilli, the “Petrified garden” by a Tonino Guerra idea; this project consisted in seven ceramic carpets and each one was dedicated to an historical figure, important in the Alta Valmarecchia area. Again, in collaboration with Tonino Guerra in 1995 he made the ceramic sculpture “ The Arch of tale for the eyes of childhood” inside the garden of forgotten fruits of Pennabilli.

In 2003, he made the “ Grande foglia/ The Big leaf” for Palazzo Mareo, the palace designed by Massimiliano Fuksas in Rimini Marina Centro. In 2011, he exhibited in the Museum of Rimini his thirty years of production; the work of Giovanni Urbinati is exhibited at the Art Gallery Nera Contemporanea of Bologna, at the Ceramic International Museum of Faenza, Civic Museum of Gualdo Tadino, Civic Museum of Pesaro, Ceramic Art International Museum of Castelli in Abruzzo and at the Vatican Museum. Official website