Raphaël Nadjari is a French-Israeli writer and director for film and television. In 1993, Nadjari started working for French television as a director. In 1997, he wrote the television screenplay Le P'tit Bleu, directed by Francois Vautier for Arte as part of the TV drama collection Petits Gangsters; the same year he wrote and directed his first US feature, The Shade, which starred Richard Edson, Lorie Marino, Jeff Ware. It was an adaptation of A Gentle Creature by Dostoevsky that Nadjari updated, setting it in contemporary New York City; this film was an official selection for Un Certain Regard at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival and appeared at the Deauville Film Festival. At the end of 1999, Nadjari directed I Am Josh Polonski's Brother. Starring Richard Edson and Jeff Ware, it was shot on Super 8 mm film in New York; the film opened in Paris on June 6, 2001, was selected for the Forum for New Cinema at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2001. The same year, Nadjari shot the film Apartment #5c in New York.
The film starred Richard Edson and Tinkerbell, an Israeli actress, was selected in Cannes' Director's Forthnight. In 2004, Nadjari filmed Avanim in Tel Aviv with Asi Levi, nominated for Best Actress in the European Film Award; the film received the Best Film award in Cinéma Tous Ecrans and the Best Director award in the Cannes 2005 France Culture Award, Awards at the Seville Film Festival. In 2006 Tehilim was set in Jerusalem and stars Michael Moushanov and Limor Goldstein, two prominent figures of Israeli television and theatre. In 2009, his documentary A History of Israeli Cinema, a two-episode film of 104 minutes each, telling the story of Israeli Cinema since 1933 until today, was screened at the Berlin film festival forum. In 2013, A Strange Course of Events, a film set in Haifa was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Nadjari's 2016 film Night Song won the Tobias Spencer Award at the Haifa International Film Festival. Raphaël Nadjari on IMDb
The Vetter Streamliner was a feet forwards motorcycle made by Craig Vetter in 1980–1981 to demonstrate high fuel economy with an aerodynamic fairing. Vetter had been creating his Vetter "Windjammer" fairings for some years before the Streamliner was designed, created the Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge to heighten interest in aerodynamic-conscious design. Vetter's objective was to surpass the economy of the 1980 mileage contest winner, a conventional Harley-Davidson with tall gearing; the Streamliner was built around a Kawasaki KZ250 custom touring bike, with foot controls moved to the front. In contest conditions the machine achieved 108 miles per US gallon, versus the manufacturer's claimed 80 miles per US gallon for the original, unfaired model. Vetter now considers more than 8–10 hp overpowered, has said that selecting an engine with the appropriate power output is "critical" for mileage contests. Vetter’s streamliner is credited with "inspiring others to push the limits of motorcycle fuel economy," with many other entrants in his mileage challenge and one electric motorcycle modeled after Vetter's original.
The Vetter Streamliner is now on display at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Ohio. Vetter created a fairing for a downhill skateboard speed contest in 1978 which bore the name "Vetter Streamliner." It was featured in a 1978 CBS Sports Spectacular broadcast from Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio
Vanaja Girija is a 1994 Tamil comedy film directed by Keyaar. The film features Ramki, Napoleon and Mohini in lead roles; the film, produced by Meena Panju Arunachalam, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 16 December 1994. The film is a remake of Engamma Sapatham written by the same writer and it was remade in Telugu as Mama Bagunnava with Mohini reprising her role; the veterinarian Anand and the doctor Raja are brothers. Their father Ramanathan is a rich retired businessman. Vanaja and Girija live with their mother, their father Shankar has left them. Vanaja and Girija decide to take revenge on Ramanathan by charming his sons; the main female lead cast was offered to Meena and Roja, but both only wanted the role of the younger sister. Kushboo was signed to play Meena the younger sister, but Meena did not want to be cast opposite Ramki. Mohini was signed for the younger sister role, she was recommended by Keyaar. The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja.
The soundtrack, released in 1994, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali and Panchu Arunachalam. K. Vijiyan of New Sunday Times gave a positive review that the film reminded him of Magalir Mattum and that director "has managed to exploit most of the scenes in the movie for maximum comic relief". Vanaja Girija on IMDb
Michael Lamont Bivins is an American singer, rapper and producer, a founding member of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe. Michael Bivins is one of the founding members of New Edition; when the group broke up he formed Bell Biv DeVoe with Ronnie DeVoe. The group is credited with being one of the pioneers of the new jack swing sound, their debut album, peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 chart in 1990. He discovers and produces for other acts, most notably Another Bad Creation, MC Brains, Boyz II Men, 702, all of whom were signed to his Motown distributed label Biv 10 Records, he serves as the music A&R man of both of his own acts. He has the New Edition Movie that he produced. New EditionCandy Girl New Edition All for Love Under the Blue Moon Heart Break Home Again One Love Bell Biv DeVoePoison Hootie Mack BBD Three Stripes Fresh Michael Bivins on IMDb
The Shinshōnan Bypass is a 4-laned toll road in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is managed by Central Nippon Expressway Company; the road is designated as a bypass for National Route 1. It is classified as a road for motor vehicles only and access is controlled with interchanges and junctions in a similar manner to national expressways in Japan. An existing section of the road is planned to be incorporated into the route of the Ken-Ō Expressway once adjoining sections of that expressway have been completed; the first section of the road was opened to traffic in 1988. A second section is planned. Beyond the terminus in Ōiso the road is expected to connect directly to the eastern terminus of the Seishō Bypass; the toll for a regular passenger car to traverse the entire road is 400 yen. Electronic Toll Collection is accepted for payment, however no discount programs are in effect; the entire expressway is in Kanagawa Prefecture. TB=Toll gate Central Nippon Expressway Company