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Bernard Bosson

Bernard Bosson was a French politician and lawyer. He served as Minister of Transport, Minister of Tourism, Minister of Public Works under Prime Minister Édouard Balladur from 1993 to 1995, he was a member of the 12th French National Assembly, representing Haute-Savoie as a member of the Union for French Democracy. He was the mayor of Annecy. Bosson died in hospital in Lyon, France on 16 May 2017. Bosson was born in Annecy, France to Charles Bosson, former Mayor of Annecy, centrist deputy and senator, he has degrees in public law. Official website

Vijay Amritraj

Vijay Amritraj is a former tennis player, sports commentator and occasional actor from India. He was awarded the Padma Shri, India's 4th highest civilian honour, in 1983. Vijay was born in India to Maggie Dhairyam and Robert Amritraj, he has two brothers, Anand Amritraj and Ashok Amritraj, who were international tennis players. He graduated from Loyola College in Madras. After playing his first Grand Prix event in 1970, Amritraj achieved his first significant success in singles in 1973 when he reached the quarterfinals at two Grand Slam events. At Wimbledon, he lost in five sets to the eventual champion Jan Kodeš and that summer at the US Open, lost to Ken Rosewall after having beaten Rod Laver two rounds earlier. Amritraj beat Björn Borg in the second round in the US Open in 1974 before losing to Rosewall in quarterfinals. In 1979, he lost in the second round of Wimbledon to defending champion Borg after being up two sets to one and leading 4–1 in the fourth set, he reached his career-high ranking in singles of world No. 16 in July 1980.

In 1981, he reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon before losing in five sets to Jimmy Connors after being up 2–0. He beat John McEnroe in the first round of Cincinnati Masters in 1984. Overall, he had five career wins over Jimmy Connors in their eleven matches. Amritraj was part of the India Davis Cup team that reached the finals in 1974 and 1987. Amritraj had a career singles win-loss record 384 -- 296, winning 13 doubles titles. Amritraj had a brief acting career, his most notable appearance is as the MI6 intelligence operative Vijay in the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy. He appeared in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home as a starship captain, he was a regular character in the NBC TV series The Last Precinct and the Yakov Smirnoff comedy What a Country, as well as a guest star on various television shows such as Hart to Hart. He has since gone on to become a sports commentator, has been a judge at the Miss Universe pageant and has developed a successful multimedia business. Amritraj is the host of a talk show named Dimensions with Vijay Amritraj telecast on CNN-IBN.

Amritraj lives in California with wife Devaki, sons Prakash Amritraj and Vikram. His son Prakash and nephew Stephen Amritraj are professional tennis players. On 9 February 2001, Vijay was appointed a United Nations ambassador for peace, he has been raising awareness on the issues of drugs and HIV/AIDS and has raised funds to fight the spread of AIDS worldwide. Vijay Amritraj founded The Vijay Amritraj Foundation in 2006. Vijay Amritraj at the Association of Tennis Professionals Vijay Amritraj at the International Tennis Federation Vijay Amritraj at the Davis Cup Vijay Amritraj on IMDb

Myron (duo)

Myron is a Swiss pop-rock duo based singing in English language and made up of lead singer Emanuel "Manu" Gut and songwriter and bass player Chris Haffner. The two met while working as studio musicians and they formed the band in 2003, in Basel, Switzerland; the band signed with Columbia Records of Sony BMG in 2007, has released four albums and a number of singles that charted in Switzerland, with the single "One Step Closer" being their biggest hit. The duo's sound is soft contemporary rock with a definite melodic twist, soul and pop/country influences; the duo that performs its concerts with a full live band including drummer and keyboardist is signed to the Columbia Records label, part of Sony Music Entertainment. The band's vocalist has developed a successful solo singing career in collaboration with a number of producers with Swiss record producer Remady with whom he has a number of charting hits internationally, their first single release was "Say You Want Me" in 2007 available through downloads on iTunes cracking the Swiss charts at number 68 and reaching number 40.

They released their debut album On Air on 25 January 2008. It is available both in stores. On 20 February 2009, the duo released their sophomore album One Step Closer with the title track becoming their biggest charting hit in Switzerland reaching number 9 in the Swiss Hitparade, the official Swiss Singles Chart, their third album was released on 11 February 2011 titled Never Regret with a fourth album scheduled for 2013 called Butterfly with "Every Little" is the pre-release single. Myron Official website Sony Music Switzerland website - Myron page

Dr. Loveless

Dr. Miguelito Quixote Loveless is a fictional character who appeared as the primary antagonist of ten episodes of the 1960s western action television series The Wild Wild West, he is a brilliant-yet-insane mad scientist born with dwarfism, portrayed by Michael Dunn. Throughout the television series, Dr. Loveless conceived numerous plots which were always foiled by Secret Service agents James West and Artemus Gordon. Loveless' family had received a valuable land grant in California from the Spanish Viceroy of Mexico, their land was taken back by the Spanish Crown. His original goal was to recover his family's property and create a haven where the disadvantaged could live without torment from society; as the series progressed, however, he became more megalomaniacal. West is able to defeat Loveless by using Loveless' own ego against him. In "The Night of the Bogus Bandits", it is revealed that Loveless' greatest fear is not death, but the fact that once deceased, he cannot continue his plans of revenge against a society which he hates so much.

Loveless was known as a technological genius that produced gadgets far ahead of his time-which his archenemy James West acknowledges. In the series' first season, his inventions were more practical, anticipating the cathode-ray tube, the airplane, penicillin. In the second season, the inventions became more fantastic and included a powder that shrank Jim West to one-twelfth his original size and a device that allowed people to enter paintings; the most phantasmagorical of his methods for avoiding capture was when he and his lovely assistant Antoinette escaped West and Gordon by shrinking themselves and flying away on the back of a swan. In one episode Dunn did a parody of a fanatic over-detailed film director while he "rehearsed" crimes.. In the last episode which he appeared, Dr Loveless escaped by using a circus cannon to shoot him into space. According to the 1979 television film The Wild Wild West Revisited, in 1880, Loveless died of ulcers resulting from anger and frustration at having his plans ruined by West and Gordon, while in reality his actor, Michael Dunn, died in 1973.

As a result, his son Michelito subsequently seeks revenge on the agents. Loveless was created by writer John Kneubuhl; the character was introduced in the 1965 episode "The Night the Wizard Shook The Earth,", the show's third televised episode. Loveless became an immediate hit and Dunn appeared in ten episodes over four seasons, with Kneubuhl writing five of them. "The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth" - Episode #3 "The Night That Terror Stalked the Town" - Episode #10 "The Night of the Whirring Death" - Episode #20 "The Night of the Murderous Spring" - Episode #27 "The Night of the Raven" - Episode #31 "The Night of the Green Terror" - Episode #38 "The Night of the Surreal McCoy" - Episode #51 "The Night of the Bogus Bandits" - Episode #56 "The Night Dr. Loveless Died" - Episode #60 "The Night of Miguelito's Revenge" - Episode #92 Dr. Loveless had two companions: the hulking mute Voltaire and the beautiful songstress Antoinette. Voltaire disappeared after the doctor's third encounter with the agents.

However, they each left such an indelible impression on fans that the 1990 comic book miniseries from Millennium Publications, a sequel to the TV series scripted by Mark Ellis with art by Darryl Banks, included both characters. Arliss Loveless appeared in the 1999 film adaptation Wild Wild West, played by Kenneth Branagh and featuring several major changes from his original television counterpart. For instance, Branagh's Loveless was a former Confederate military engineer who had lost most of his lower body in an accidental explosion; as a double amputee, he used a steam-powered wheelchair in order to move around and created similar innovative contraptions. Loveless was incensed at the South's surrender and sought to dismember the United States and distribute its territory among the Native American tribes and its original European colonizers, he has a personal history/feud with Jim West.

1969 in animation

The year 1969 in animation involved some animation-related events. April 14: 41st Academy Awards: The Walt Disney Company production Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day by Wolfgang Reitherman wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Short. May 24: Sugar, Sugar, a song from the animated TV series The Archies is released as a single and manages to become a surprise number one-hit in many countries. June 1: The Woody Woodpecker cartoon Tumble Weed Greed by Paul J. Smith is released. July 26: The last Looney Tunes theatrical animated short, Bugged by a Bee by Bob McKimson, is released. September 6: The first episode of The Pink Panther Show airs. September 13: The first episode of Hanna-Barbera's Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines airs; the first episode of Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! premiers on CBS Saturday Morning. The Scooby-Doo franchise will go on to become a major pop cultural icon, with numerous spin-offs, direct-to-video films, two live-action films. September 20: The last Merrie Melodies animated short, Injun Trouble, is released.

Afterwards Warner Bros. Cartoons closes down. October 5: The first episode of Moomin, an anime TV series adaptation of Tove Jansson's novel series Moomins is broadcast in Japan; the first episode of the British sketch TV show Monty Python's Flying Circus airs, which features surreal animated intermezzos, created by Terry Gilliam. The first episode of Sazae-San becomes the longest running animated TV series in the world; as of 2019 it's still on the air. November 10: The first episode of Sesame Street airs on television, a live-action children's TV show with a lot of animated intermezzos as well. November 12: Hey, Hey, It's Fat Albert, an animated special based on the standup routines of Bill Cosby airs on NBC, it would inspire long-running animated series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. November 16: Fyodor Khitruk's Winnie-the-Pooh is released. December 4: Bill Melendez's A Boy Named Charlie Brown is released, the first animated feature based on Peanuts. December 7: Rankin/Bass Productions releases their Christmas Special Frosty the Snowman, which becomes an annual tradition.

December 10: The Walt Disney Company releases It's Tough to Be a Bird, directed by Ward Kimball. December 13: Belvision releases Tintin and the Temple of the Sun by Eddie Lateste, an animated feature based on The Adventures of Tintin comic albums The Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners of the Sun. David Cherkasskiy releases the animated film Mystery-Bouffe, banned by the Russian government outside of the Ukrainian SSR. In the Soviet Union that year, the most popular Soviet cartoon, Nu, pogodi! was released with its first episode. Marv Newland's Bambi Meets Godzilla is released. Whitney Lee Savage's underground animated short Mickey Mouse in Vietnam is released. Jan Švankmajer's Don Juan and A Quiet Week in the House are released. Valentin Karavaev's Ded Moroz and Summer is released. Roman Davydov releases Adventures of Mowgli. October 19: Trey Parker, American animator, film director, voice actor and television producer. January 7: Earl Duvall, American animator, gag writer, lay-out artist and comics artist, dies at age 70.

February 2: Boris Karloff, British actor, dies at age 81. February 14: Charles Judels, Dutch-American actor, dies at age 86. February 19: Madge Blake, American actress, dies at age 69. June 1: Frank Braxton, American animator, dies at age 40 from cancer. July 4: Ted Eshbaugh, Canadian animator and film director, dies at age 63. July 21: Pete Burness, American animator and animation director, dies from cancer at age 65. September 8: Bud Collyer, American actor, dies at age 61. September 19: Rex Ingram, American actor, dies at age 73. December 10: Leigh Harline, American songwriter and composer, dies at age 62 from throat cancer. December 19: Sara Berner, American actress, dies at age 57. December 30: Jiří Trnka, Czech puppeteer, illustrator and film director, dies at age 57. Dan Gordon, American animator and storyboard artist and comics artist, dies at an unknown age. 1969 in anime

Heavy Metal Kings (song)

"Heavy Metal Kings" is a single by hip hop duo Jedi Mind Tricks, released in 2006 through Babygrande Records. The single was released in a limited edition blue vinyl pressing, with every copy signed by group vocalist Vinnie Paz. "Heavy Metal Kings" is the lead single from the group's fifth album, Servants in Heaven, Kings in Hell. The song features a sample from "Boiling Rage" by German composer Carl Orff, taken from his famous cantata Carmina Burana, a vocal sample from "Front Lines" by Mobb Deep for the chorus. "Heavy Metal Kings" features a guest verse from former Non Phixion member Ill Bill. The song's music video was released shortly before the album's release, featured guest appearances from the group's DJ, DJ Kwestion, R. A; the Rugged Man. This single inspired the rap duo of Ill Vinnie Paz in 2010 as Heavy Metal Kings. "Heavy Metal Kings" "Heavy Metal Kings" "Heavy Metal Kings" "Heavy Metal Kings" First verse: Vinnie Paz Second verse: Ill Bill Third verse: Vinnie Paz Chorus: Vinnie Paz "Heavy Metal Kings" music video www.heavymetalkings.com