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Gavin Cecchini

Gavin Glenn Christopher Joseph Cecchini is an American professional baseball second baseman in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. He has played in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, he plays for Italy. Cecchini was born in Lake Charles and attended Alfred M. Barbe High School. Prior to the 2012 MLB draft, Cecchini was regarded by Perfect Game as "good athlete, highest level hitter and outstanding middle infield tools."Cecchini committed to play college baseball for the LSU Tigers, before switching his commitment to Ole Miss. He was drafted by the Mets in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft with the 12th overall pick. Cecchini began his professional career in 2012 with the Kingsport Mets of the Appalachian League, batting.246/.311/.330, was promoted to Brooklyn Cyclones for five games in which he was hitless to end the season. Baseball America ranked him as the #2 prospect in the Mets system and the Appalachian League's #12 prospect following the 2012 season, he began the 2014 baseball season as a member of the Savannah Sand Gnats of the Class A South Atlantic League, for three teams in aggregate he batted.247/.328/.378.

He was promoted to the Major Leagues on September 6, 2016. He made his Major League debut on September 11, striking out in a pinch hit appearance at Turner Field. On September 24, he hit his first career hit, an RBI double. For the season, he batted.208/.253/.273. Cecchini was designated for assignment on January 2019 following the signing of Justin Wilson, he was invited to spring training. After recovering from injury, he was assigned to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, he became a free agent following the 2019 season. On November 8, 2019, Cecchini signed with the Canberra Cavalry of the Australian Baseball League, he abruptly quit his contract with the Canberra Cavalry due to concerns about air pollution caused by bushfires. On January 29, 2020, Cecchini signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, he is the younger brother of Major League infielder Garin Cecchini. "Mets prospect Gavin Cecchini follows brother's example". Newsday. Retrieved October 19, 2014. "Barbe's Gavin Cecchini selected as Louisiana's Mr. Baseball".

The Times-Picayune. Retrieved October 19, 2014. "NY Mets prospect Gavin Cecchini donates $10,000 to Hurricane Sandy relief effort as tragedy hit home for Louisiana native". NY Daily News. Retrieved October 19, 2014. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference Gavin Cecchini on Twitter Gavin Cecchini on Instagram

Lidia Bobrova

Lidia Bobrova is a Russian film director born in Zabaikalsk, Soviet Union. One of her films was Babusya, which earned her a special jury prize at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2003. Lidyia Bobrova was born in 1952 in the far east area of Amur, she studied History in university before directing. After graduating from VKSR Bobrova started making films in 1991, her directorial debut Oi, vy, depicted the life of three brothers struggling a world that has forgotten them. Her next film was V toi strane; the film was critically acclaimed but was not accepted into the Moscow Film Festival due to "unprofessionalism." While it was successful abroad it never achieved the same success in Russia. Her next film Babusia was her most successful winning the audience prize in the Paris film festival in 2003. Following a granny in Russia who takes care of her children, grand-children and neighbours children. Eight years Bobrova released her final film, Veruiui based on three short stories by Vasilii Shukshin adapted for a more modern period.

Bobrova was influenced by village life in Russia centring her movies around Russian villages and the slow pace of rural life. Her films juxtaposed wide shots of Russian landscapes with confined interiors of farm houses. Depicting a world where the central characters of her films struggled to survive against harsh natural elements. Dedicating her career to representing life in Russian farm lands. Bobrova created a filmography based around glubinka, Russian rural peasant life which she grew up in, she has been described as a member of the Russian new wave, with her films being released in the years after the fall of communism. Her films deal with preoccupations of societal fabric. Scholars have argued that these traditional examinations of society are an examination of the current life in Russia, she represents these movies with realist mis-en-scene and static camera work. Bobrova, took realism to a high degree using non-professional actors in critical roles, such as the titular grandmother in Babusyia.

Bobrova foregrounds gender in her filmography. Her award winning film Babousia examines the life of a grandmother as her family changes in the soviet era; the struggling matriarch in Babuysia for one, in other films Bobrova has reversed traditional gender norms, depicting women doing tasks of physical labour or men doing domestic work. Family relationships and brotherly connection are at the centre of vy, gusi. Examining their male relationship, her films oppose them. Bobrova expands on this parable throughout her filmography, with the question of women as primary caretakers at the forefront of her work, she uses age as a cinematic technique of representation in her work. By drawing on the difference between the ages of siblings in Oi, vy, gusi or the grandmother, this aging becomes symbolic of relationships with the past and spirituality. Lidia Bobrova on IMDb