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Big Man (TV series)

Big Man is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Kang Ji-hwan, Choi Daniel, Lee Da-hee, Jung So-min. It aired on KBS2 from April 28 to June 2014 for 16 episodes. Kim Ji-hyuk grew up a penniless orphan and lived a "third-rate life" before deciding to turn himself around and work himself to the bone, with humble dreams of owning his own restaurant, he gets entangled in a plan to save the life of Kang Dong-seok, a chaebol heir who needs a heart transplant, is told that he is Dong-seok's older brother and begins a lavish new life in that world... and later learns that it was all a lie. Disgusted with the corruption of his chaebol "family" and spurred on by hatred of the world's unfair realities, Ji-hyuk embarks on a reckless revenge mission in order to protect himself and those he loves. Kang Ji-hwan as Kim Ji-hyuk Lee Tae-woo as young Ji-hyukHe is born a penniless orphan and grows up to be an uneducated, poor, "trash-like" man, his life changes when he is tricked into believing that he is the long-lost eldest son of a rich, chaebol family, but everything he's told turns out to be lies.

Ji-hyuk is not related to them at all, the family only wanted to circumvent the transplant program and make him the heart donor for his supposed brother Kang Dong-seok, the real heir. Choi Daniel as Kang Dong-seok Nam Da-reum as young Dong-seokOutwardly friendly and congenial, Dong-seok is a two-faced and cunning businessman who doesn't hesitate to do whatever it takes to survive in business; as the only son and heir to the Hyunsung Group, he accepts his future as leader of Korea's most powerful business conglomerate. However, his ascent to power is complicated by Kim Ji-hyuk. Lee Da-hee as So Mi-raThe daughter of the chauffeur of Hyunsung Group, manager of the in-house staff, she gets involved in an effort to save Dong-seok's life, who loves her despite the difference in their social class. But Mi-ra falls for Ji-hyuk, winds up secretly aiding him on his mission. Jung So-min as Kang Jin-ahDong-seok's younger sister. A badly behaved, self-centered heiress, Jin-ah is used to getting her own way, until she falls in unrequited love with Ji-hyuk.

Song Ok-sook as Hong Dal-sook Jang Tae-sung as Yang Dae-sub Kwon Hae-hyo as Gu Deok-gyu Kim Ji-hoon as Choi Yoo-jae Lee Dae-yeon as Kim Han-doo Jang Hang-sun as Jo Hwa-soo Kim Dae-ryung as Jo Beom-shik Yoon So-hee as So Hye-ra Kim Mi-kyung as Ahn Bong-rim Um Hyo-sup as Kang Sung-wook Cha Hwa-yeon as Choi Yoon-jung Han Sang-jin as Do Sang-ho Lee Hae-woo as Moon Myung-ho Na Seung-ho as Assistant Manager Lee Choi Jung-hwa as journalist Lee Sung-min as high-ranking executive Park Won-sang as homicide detective Song Jae-rim as Park Dong-pal Oh Sang-jin as news anchor Jung Myung-joon as lawyer Kim Min-jae as Prosecutor Yong Jung Dong-gyu as judge Kim Seung-wook Official website Big Man at KBS WorldBig Man at HanCinema Big Man on IMDb

Waylon Smithers

Waylon Joseph Smithers Jr. referred to as Mr. Smithers or Smithers, is a recurring fictional character in the animated sitcom The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. Smithers first appeared in the episode "Homer's Odyssey", although his voice could be heard in the series premiere "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", his last name comes from the term "smithereens". He is the consummate executive and personal assistant of Springfield Nuclear Power Plant's owner Mr. Burns. Smithers' loyalty and devotion to Mr. Burns was inspired from how numerous Fox executives and staff members acted towards Barry Diller. Smithers' first name was derived from that of puppeteer Wayland Flowers; the idea for Smithers' ambiguous sexual orientation came from Sam Simon. He proposed that Smithers should be gay and have an undying love for Mr. Burns, but little attention should be drawn to it. Smithers was colorized in his first appearance as black with blue hair. Matt Groening, in an interview with TMZ, said that this was a mistake but the producers didn't have enough money to correct it.

Smithers is the loyal and sycophantic assistant to Mr. Burns, the relationship between the two is a frequent running gag on The Simpsons. In many ways, Smithers represents the stereotype of a closeted gay man. Numerous overt allusions and double entendres concerning about his homosexuality are made, though some of the show's producers instead interpret him as a "Burns-sexual". In the season 27 episode "The Burns Cage", he came out as gay. Smithers is Mr. Burns' devoted executive assistant, his father, Waylon Smithers, Sr. worked for Burns until he died of radiation poisoning after saving Springfield from a potential nuclear meltdown, when Smithers was a baby. Up till 2016 he was not gay, but most people knew he was homosexual before he came out, it was revealed in a flashback that he was married to a woman once, but the two split up when Mr. Burns came between them. Smithers is shown to have a passionate and deep love for Mr. Burns, his sexual orientation has been characterized by the writers of the show as "Burns-sexual".

Mr. Burns remained ignorant of Smithers' devoted adoration, much to Smithers' frustration. Mr. Burns himself has been involved with several women and, in "A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love", Smithers is noticeably disgusted when Mr. Burns starts looking for a female companion. Burns, for his part, views Smithers as somewhat of a lackey, albeit a valued one for his competence, he has "rewarded" Smithers' devotion with the future "honor" of being buried alive with him after he dies. Smithers has been shown to be somewhat dependent on his relationship with Burns. In "Homer the Smithers", Mr. Burns orders Smithers to take a vacation and Homer Simpson is hired as a temporary replacement; when Homer loses his temper and punches Mr. Burns in the face, Mr. Burns learns to become self-reliant and this results in Smithers being fired. Smithers decides that he needs to be Mr. Burns' assistant and gets his job back. In the season 27 episode "The Burns Cage", Smithers attempts to admit his love to Burns, who interrupts to reaffirm his contempt for his assistant.

Smithers' official job at the power plant appears to be that of executive assistant, which he says is "actually about 2,800 smaller jobs" responsible for monitoring employee attendance, is a disciplinarian and has won dozens of employee of the month awards. He has hinted at wanting to be promoted to the position of executive vice president, but Burns has quashed this dream, while whimsically bestowing the vice presidency on a dog. Smithers has the largest collection of Malibu Stacy dolls in Springfield and is the president of the Malibu Stacy fan club. Smithers was based on how numerous Fox executives and staff members acted towards Barry Diller; the idea for Smithers' orientation was pitched by Sam Simon, who proposed that Smithers should be gay, but the writers should never draw too much attention to it and should try to keep it in the back of their heads. Jay Kogen said "Originally he was gay and black... But we thought it was too much so we just kept him gay." The script for "Blood Feud" featured Smithers saying "Just leave me enough to get home to my wife and kids", but the line had to be cut for time.

Smithers is voiced by Harry Shearer, the voice of Mr. Burns. Shearer is able to perform dialogue between the two characters in one take. Dan Castellaneta fills in for Shearer at table reads and voices Smithers; the name Waylon, coined by Mike Reiss, was first used in "I Married Marge" and comes from the puppeteer Wayland Flowers. Smithers made his first appearance in "Homer's Odyssey", the third episode of the first season, although he can be heard over a speaker in The Simpsons series premiere "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire". In his first visual appearance in "Homer's Odyssey", Smithers was mistakenly animated with the wrong color and was made darker than most characters by Gyorgyi Peluce, the color stylist. David Silverman has claimed that Smithers was always intended to be "Mr Burns' white sycophant", the staff thought it "would be a bad idea to have a black subservient character" and so switched him to his intended color for his next episode. Silverman retconned this error by saying that Smithers had a tan from a recent holiday in the Caribbean.

The first appearance of a yellow Smithers was "There's No Disgrace Like Home", the fourth episode of the first season. Smithers wears white shirt with a purple bowtie, he has yellow skin and gray/light brown hair. Smithers' relationship with Mr. Burns has long been a running gag on The Simpsons. Smithers is an sycophantic assistant to Mr. Burns. There hav

Martin Bronstein

Martin Bronstein is a British-Canadian actor, columnist and journalist. Bronstein was born in England. Bronstein moved to Canada in 1959 and worked as a copywriter and comedy writer, he worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation interviewing a series of musicians, including Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Nina Simone, Duke Ellington. With John Morgan, he wrote a comedy series, Funny You Should Say That, for CBC. Bronstein was a founding member in 1970 of the Jest Society, which became the Royal Canadian Air Farce in 1973, he left the comedy troupe to return to journalism in 1974 but continued to write for the troupe for the rest of the decade. In 1982 he returned to Britain to become editor of Squash Player International Magazine and has written extensively on the sport in the ensuing decades. Royal Canadian Air Farce history Canada's Walk of Fame "Martin Bronstein Bio". Squashtalk Magazine. Archived from the original on 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2008-07-29

Monroe Township, Henry County, Ohio

Monroe Township is one of the thirteen townships of Henry County, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,142, of whom 877 lived in the unincorporated portion of the township. Located in the central part of the county, it borders the following townships: Harrison Township - north Damascus Township - northeast corner Richfield Township - east Bartlow Township - southeast corner Marion Township - south Pleasant Township - southwest corner Napoleon Township - west Flatrock Township - northwest cornerMonroe Township is one of only two townships in the county without a border on another county; the village of Malinta is located in northeastern Monroe Township, the unincorporated community of Grelton lies on its border with Richfield Township. It is one of twenty-two Monroe Townships statewide; the township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it.

There is an elected township fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees. County website

Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres

These are the official results of the men's 400 metres event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. There were a total number of 69 participating athletes, with nine qualifying heats. In heat 2 of the semi-final round, Quincy Watts set an Olympic record with 43.71, the second-fastest time in history. The previous second-fastest time had been run by Danny Everett at the United States Olympic Trials. In the final, Watts won the gold medal and improved his Olympic record to 43.50. These were the standing world and Olympic records prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics. Quincy Watts set two new Olympic records, he first ran 43.71 in the semi-finals and improved his mark in the final to 43.50. Held on August 6, 1992 1988 Men's Olympic Games 400 metres 1990 Men's European Championships 400 metres 1991 Men's World Championships 400 metres 1993 Men's World Championships 400 metres 1994 Men's European Championships 400 metres 1995 Men's World Championships 400 metres 1996 Men's Olympic Games 400 metres Official Report Results


Tantura was a Palestinian Arab fishing village located 8 kilometers northwest of Zikhron Ya'akov on the Mediterranean coast of Palestine. It was built on the ruins of the ancient Phoenician city of Dor. In 1945 it had a population of 1,490. Many shipwrecks from several periods have been discovered in the waters off Dor. Dor was the most southern settlement of the Phoenicians on the coast of Syria and a center for the manufacture of Tyrian purple, extracted from the murex snail found there in abundance. Dor is first mentioned in the Egyptian Story of Wenamun, as a port ruled by the Tjeker prince Beder, where Wenamun stopped on his way to Byblos and was robbed. According to the Book of Joshua, Dor was an ancient royal city of the Canaanites commanding the heights, whose king became an ally of Jabin of Hazor in the conflict with Joshua. Dor is mentioned in the Book of Judges as a Canaanite city whose inhabitants were put to'taskwork' when the area was allotted to the tribe of Manasseh. In the Book of Kings, Dor was said to be incorporated into David's Israelite kingdom.

In the 10th century BCE, it became the capital of the Heights of Dor under Solomon, was governed by his son-in-law, Ben-abinadab as one of Solomon's commissariat districts. Josephus Flavius in his Antiquities of the Jews describes Dor as an unsatisfactory port where goods had to be transported by lighters from ships at sea. Dora was the city where Antiochus, ruler of the Hellenistic Seleucid Empire with the aid of Simon Maccabaeus, laid siege to the usurper Trypho. During Pompey's invasion of Judea, Dora was razed, along with all the coastal towns, only to be rebuilt under Gabinius's direction. Dor was an important salt production site, as attested to by channels dug along the coast. By the mid-3rd century CE, the city had deteriorated to little more than a fishing village; the importance of Dor/Dora rose again from the 4th to the 7th century CE, becoming by the 5th century the center of a bishopric. Several bishops of Dora of that period are mentioned in Christian church records; the settlement migrated off the ancient tell to the area east of it, centering on the church complex, which served as a way-station for pilgrims traveling to the holy places.

In 1950–52 a church was excavated by J. Leibowitz, in 1979–1983 by C. Dauphin, 1994 by S. Gibson and Dauphin. Underwater exploration of a Byzantine wreck salvaged a medium-size boat constructed with iron nails. Based on coins recovered from the site, the boat dates to c. 665 CE, a decade after the Muslim conquest. Artifacts include several objects testifying to the practice of light-fishing; the village of Tantura, further south, was established after the church was abandoned in the Early Islamic period. 34 Muslim graves, dating from the 8th to the 14th century, have been excavated from the area of the ruined Byzantine church. In the Middle Ages, a small fort surrounded by a moat was built on the southwestern promontory of the tell, overlooking the entrance to the southern bay. Dor has been identified with the Crusader principality of Merle, although excavations at the site, known in Arabic as Khirbet el-Burj, indicate that the moat was dug in the 13th century. There are records of several 14th and 15th century Latin bishops of the see, which under the name Dora is still a titular see of the Catholic Church.

Tantura rose in importance in the mid-18th century with the increased demand for cotton in Europe. Zahir al-Umar carried out a policy of expansion of trade, increasing the capacity of the port at Tantura, as well as those of Haifa and Acre. Tantura was visited in 1738 by Richard Pococke, who called it "Tortura." He wrote. In 1799 when Napoleon Bonaparte besieged Akko, he used the anchorage at Tantura as a supply depot. Napoleon camped at Tantura on May 21, 1799, a garrison was stationed there for the remainder of the French campaign. Napoleon's officer Lambert, sent to investigate the port, reported that it had a population of about 2,000, who seemed sympathetic to the French. After the failure of his campaign, his troops retreated to Tantura, where he hoped to evacuate by sea, but his navy failed to appear. To free up horses for carrying the wounded, he ordered heavy ordnance dumped in the bay. Artillery pieces and ammunition have been found in underwater surveys around Dor, it appeared. The British traveller James Silk Buckingham, who visited in 1816, described al-Tantura as a small village with a small port and a khan.

Mary Rogers, sister of the British vice-consul in Haifa, reported that in 1855 there were 30–40 houses in the village, with cattle and goats as the chief source of income. In 1859 William McClure Thomson described Tantura/Dor in his travelogue:'Tantura merits little attention, it is a sad and sickly hamlet of wretched huts on a naked sea-beach, with a marshy flat between it and the base of the eastern hills. The sheikh's residence and the public menzûl for travellers are the only respectable houses, Dor never could have been a large city, for there are no remains; the artificial tell, with a fragment of the Kùsr standing like a column upon it, was the most ancient site. In front of the present village and five small islets, by the aid of which an artificial harbour could be constructed; the entrance to which would be by the inlet at the foot of the Kùsr. When Victor Guérin visited in 1870, he found the villag