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Bobby Brown

Robert Barisford Brown is an American singer, rapper and actor. Brown, alongside frequent collaborator Teddy Riley, is noted as a pioneer of new jack swing. Starting a solo career, Brown enjoyed commercial and critical success with his second album Don't Be Cruel which spawned five Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles including the number one hit "My Prerogative", the Grammy Award-winning "Every Little Step". In 1989, Brown contributed two songs to the soundtrack of Ghostbusters II. In 1992, Brown married singer Whitney Houston, with whom he had a daughter named Bobbi Kristina Brown; the couple's drug abuse and domestic disputes made them tabloid fodder. Brown's next album Bobby spawned several hit singles including "Humpin' Around", "Get Away," and "Good Enough." However, sales of Bobby did not match its predecessor. Some surmise that this may have been due to Brown's recent marriage to Houston, his decision to take a break from the business for reasons involving his marriage and impending new-fatherhood.

Brown starred in films such as A Thin Line Between Love and Hate and Two Can Play That Game. He returned to New Edition for a reunion album and tour from 1996 to 1997, returned with all six members for another stint in 2005. Brown and Houston starred in the 2005 reality show Being Bobby Brown, divorced two years in 2007. Brown was born in Boston, Massachusetts, as one of eight children of Carole Elizabeth, a substitute teacher, Herbert James Brown, a construction worker. Brown grew up in Roxbury's Orchard Park Projects. Brown's first taste of being onstage occurred when he was three and one of his childhood idols, James Brown, performed in Boston; this performance sparked a dream of becoming a singer. Brown joined the church choir, where he developed his singing abilities. Brown's musical influences include Rick James, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Prince. New Edition was founded in 1981 by 12-year-old Brown and childhood friends Michael Bivins and Ricky Bell. Ralph Tresvant joined the group at the suggestion of Bell.

Brown was familiar with Tresvant since they were children. In 1982, they became a quintet when their manager Brooke Payne insisted on bringing in his nephew Ronnie DeVoe, to complete the group. After performing in several talent shows in the Boston area in 1982, they signed a deal with fellow Bostonian Arthur Baker's Streetwise Records, who released their debut album Candy Girl; the title track, on which Brown sang co-lead alongside Bell and Tresvant, was a top-20 hit on Billboard's R&B Singles Chart in 1983. Brown's first full lead vocal performance was on the New Edition ballad "Jealous Girl,", a minor hit when it charted in 1983; the group became pop sensations with their self-titled second release. The album included the crossover hits "Cool It Now" and "Mr. Telephone Man," which Brown co-led. Despite the group's success, Brown felt the group was never rightfully paid the money they felt they had earned from their success saying, "The most I saw from all the tours and all of the records we sold was $500 and a VCR."

Brown allegedly grew jealous of the attention given to fellow New Edition member Ralph Tresvant, during some of their tour performances would step out of his position and perform out of turn and performing seductively, which caused concern within the group's management team. Brown was featured on two more New Edition albums before leaving the group in early 1986. Brown said he felt that the group's management treated them "like little slaves by people who were only interested in money and power, not in the welfare of New Edition." Some controversy arose over the way. Some say Brown asked to be let out of New Edition, but a VH-1 Behind the Music documentary on the group claimed Brown was voted out by the group via their management team, with the members—most prominently Tresvant—against the decision. Following his exit from New Edition, Brown signed a contract with his former group's label, MCA, signed with manager Steven Machat, who had worked with New Edition; the label released his debut album King of Stage in 1986.

Brown had a number-one R&B hit with the ballad "Girlfriend," but the album otherwise failed to perform well. Brown laid low for more than a year while working on his follow-up album. With the help of Machat and MCA representative Louil Silas, Brown began working with some of the top R&B producers and songwriters of the time, including Babyface, Antonio "L. A." Reid and Teddy Riley. The producers helped to compose what became Brown's most successful solo album of his career, Don't Be Cruel. Released in 1988, the album launched five top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including the number-one single, the self-penned "My Prerogative", which became, along with "Every Little Step" and the title track, signature hits for the performer. After topping both the pop and R&B charts, album sales would reach twelve million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling album of 1989. In February 1990 he won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for the album's fourth single "Every Little Step."

Don't Be Cruel garnered Brown two American Music Awards, a Soul Train Music Award and a People's Choice Award. In 1989, Brown contributed two songs to the soundtrack of Ghostbusters II, he had a cameo role in the film. Leading off the soundtrack album, "On Our Own" became another top-ten single for the sing

Ventilator (2018 film)

Ventilator is a 2018 Indian Gujarati drama-comedy film directed by Umang Vyas, produced by Falguni Patel and Lawrence D'Souza. It is an adaption of 2016 Marathi film Ventilator written and directed by Rajesh Mapuskar and produced by Priyanka Chopra, it stars ensemble cast of Jackie Shroff, Pratik Gandhi, Pravinchandra Shukla, Sanjay Goradia, Utkarsh Mazmudar, Mehul Buch, Suchita Trivedi, Tejal Vyas, Manan Desai, Krunal Pandit. It was released on 14 September 2018; the filming started on 23 March 2018. The first shot was taken at Mumbai. Crew moved to Ahmedabad for rest of the shoot; this film is the acting debut of Jackie Shroff and directional debut of Umang Vyas in Gujarati cinema. Rajesh Mapuskar and director of Marathi film version is a creative director and has a cameo in it; the script was adapted by Niren Bhatt and Karan Vyas co-wrote the story. Pratik Gandhi joined the cast for a pivotal role; the soundtrack consists of 3 songs directed by Parth Bharat Thakkar. The lyrics were written by Niren Bhatt.

The film was released on 14 September 2018 in few other parts of India. The Times of India rated the movie 4 out of 5 stars and said, "A movie that has the right dose of everything-performances, laughter, cultural nuances and much more. It’s just the perfect family film!" Ventilator Ventilator on IMDb

Richard, Count of Évreux

Richard, Count of Évreux was a powerful member of the Norman aristocracy during the reign of William the Conqueror. Richard was the eldest son of Robert II Archbishop of Rouen and Count of Herleva. Richard donated a mill at Evreux to the abbey of Jumièges by charter dated, he is mentioned in a charter of King William I confirming Richard as having been a benefactor to that abbey. Richard and his wife, founded Saint-Sauveur d´Evreux; as Count of Evreux, he donated the church of Gravigny to Sainte-Trinité de Rouen, dated. Richard donated the tithe of a town to the abbey of Saint-Taurin; some report him as taking part in the battle of Hastings on 14 Oct 1066, but it is unlikely due to his advanced age and death the next year. His son, was one of the few known companions of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. William contributed 80 ships to the invasion of England in 1066. Richard died in 1067. Richard married, after 1040, the widow of Roger I of Tosny. Richard and Godehildis had the following issue: William d'Evreux, succeeded his father as Count of Évreux.

Godehildis d'Evreux, nun at St. Sauveur, Évreux. Agnes d'Evreux, married Simon I de Montfort

Archie Bunker

Archibald "Archie" Bunker is a fictional character from the 1970s American television sitcom All in the Family and its spin-off Archie Bunker's Place, played by Carroll O'Connor. Bunker, a main character of the series, is a World War II veteran, blue-collar worker, family man. Described as a "lovable bigot," he was first seen by the American public when All in the Family premiered on January 12, 1971, where he was depicted as the head of the Bunker family. In 1979, the show was renamed Archie Bunker's Place. Bunker lived at the fictional address of 704 Hauser Street in the borough of Queens, in New York City. All in the Family got many of its laughs by playing on Archie's bigotry, although the dynamic tension between Archie and his liberal son-in-law, provided an ongoing political and social sounding board for a variety of topics. Archie appears in all but seven episodes of the series. Three fifth season episodes were missed because of a contract dispute between O'Connor and series creator Norman Lear.

Archie was modeled after Norman Lear's father Herman Lear and on Alf Garnett from the BBC1 sitcom Till Death Us Do Part. In 1999, TV Guide ranked Archie Bunker number 5 on its 50 Greatest TV Characters of All Time list. In 2005, Archie Bunker was listed as number 1 on Bravo's 100 Greatest TV Characters, defeating runners-up such as Ralph Kramden, Lucy Ricardo and Homer Simpson. Archie's chair is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History. Archie has a gruff, overbearing demeanor defined by his bigotry towards a diverse group of individuals: blacks, Hispanics, "Commies", hippies, Asians, Catholics, "women's libbers", Polish–Americans are frequent targets of his barbs; as the show progresses, it becomes apparent that Archie's prejudice is not motivated by malice, but is rather a combination of the era and environment in which he was raised and a generalized misanthropy. Archie himself is depicted as a hard worker, loving father, decent man. Series creator Norman Lear admitted.

Archie "turned the angry white male according to CBS News. After the end of the second season taping, the actor Carroll O'Connor, who played Archie Bunker, paraphrasing James Baldwin, "The American white man is trapped by his own cultural history, he doesn't know what to do about it." O'Connor goes on to say: Archie's dilemma is coping with a world, changing in front of him. He doesn't know what to do, except to lose his temper, mouth his poisons, look elsewhere to fix the blame for his own discomfort, he isn't a evil man. He's shrewd, but he won't get to the root of his problem, because the root of his problem is himself, he doesn't know it. That is the dilemma of Archie Bunker; as the series progressed, Archie mellowed somewhat, albeit out of necessity. In one episode, he expresses revulsion for a Ku Klux Klan-like organization which he accidentally joins. On another occasion, when asked to speak at the funeral of his friend Stretch Cunningham, Archie—surprised to learn that his friend was Jewish—overcomes his initial discomfort and delivers a moving eulogy, closing with a heartfelt "shalom".

In 1978, the character became the guardian of Edith's stepcousin Floyd's nine-year-old daughter and came to accept her Jewish faith buying her a Star of David pendant. One noticiable trait of Archie is that he always has his shirt tucked in his pants. Archie was known for his frequent malapropisms and spoonerisms. For example, he refers to Edith's gynecologist as a "groinacologist" and to Catholic priests who go around sprinkling "incest" on their congregation, whereas he referred to incest itself as "committing'insects' in the family". Archie called President Richard M. Nixon "Richard E. Nixon". By the show's second season, these had become dubbed "Bunkerisms", "Archie Bunkerisms", or "Archie-isms"; the actor who played Bunker, Carroll O'Connor, was Irish Catholic, Norman Lear modeled the character on his Jewish father, but Bunker's own ethnicity is never explicitly stated, other than identifying him as a WASP. Archie, a Christian belonging to the Episcopalian denomination misquotes the Bible.

He takes pride in being religious, although he attends church services and mispronounces the name of his minister, Reverend Felcher, as "Reverend Fletcher". He is a compulsive gambler, who, in earlier years lost his entire weekly paycheck in poker games, as related by Edith in the Season 4 episode "Archie the Gambler". Lear based the Archie Bunker character on his own father, Herman Lear, as well as Alf Garnett, the character from the BBC1 sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, on which All in the Family was based; when first introduced on All in the Family in 1971, Archie is the head of a family consisting of his wife Edith, his adult daughter Gloria, his liberal son-in-law, college student Michael "Mike" Stivic, with whom Archie disagrees on everything. During the sh

Ethelton railway station

Ethelton station is located on the Outer Harbor line. Situated in the north-western Adelaide suburb of Ethelton, it is 13.1 kilometres from Adelaide station. Ethelton station opened in 1916, following construction of the Commercial Road viaduct at Port Adelaide and a new bridge across the Port River; this new line diverted trains from Adelaide to Semaphore and Outer Harbor away from the congested rail yards at Port Dock station and to avoid heavy traffic along St Vincents Street in the centre of Port Adelaide. It has been unstaffed since the ticket office closed in 1980, there is a small interchange for local buses adjacent to the station; the railway tracks through Ethelton are dual gauge and capable of carrying both 1,600 mm broad gauge and 1,435 mm standard gauge trains. Until July 2008, the dual gauge tracks were used by freight trains from Dry Creek and the Rosewater loop which passed through Ethelton to access industrial facilities on the Lefevre Peninsula and the container terminal at Pelican Point.

All freight services through the station ceased. The disused standard gauge rails have been removed, however the dual gauge sleepers remain in place. Sections of the platform were replaced in 2014, the station's seating and shelters were replaced in 2017. Rails Through Swamp and Sand – A History of the Port Adelaide Railway. M. Thompson pub. Port Dock Station Railway Museum ISBN 0-9595073-6-1 Media related to Ethelton railway station at Wikimedia Commons

Femme fatale

A femme fatale, sometimes called a maneater or vamp, is a stock character of a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers leading them into compromising and deadly situations. She is an archetype of art, her ability to enchant and hypnotize her victim with a spell was in the earliest stories seen as being supernatural. In Camille Paglia's opinion, one of the most common traits of the femme fatale includes promiscuity and the "rejection of motherhood", seen as "one of her most threatening qualities since by denying his immortality and his posterity it leads to the ultimate destruction of the male". Femmes fatales are villainous, or at least morally ambiguous, always associated with a sense of mystification, unease. In American early 20th century films, femme fatale characters were referred to as vamps, in reference to Theda Bara, who played a seductive woman referred to as a "vampire" in the 1915 film A Fool There Was. Many female mobsters have been known to be femme fatales in many films noir as well as James Bond films.

The phrase is French for "fatal woman". A femme fatale tries to achieve her hidden purpose by using feminine wiles such as beauty, charm, or sexual allure. In many cases, her attitude towards sexuality is intriguing, or frivolous. In some cases, she uses coercion rather than charm, she may make use of some subduing weapon such as sleeping gas, a modern analog of magical powers in older tales. She may be a victim, caught in a situation from which she cannot escape. A younger or underage version of a femme fatale is called a fille fatale, or "fatal girl"; the femme fatale archetype exists in the culture and myths of many cultures. Ancient mythical or legendary examples include Lilith, Circe, Clytemnestra and Visha Kanyas. Historical examples from Classical times include Cleopatra and Messalina, as well as the Biblical figures Delilah and Salome. An example from Chinese literature and traditional history is Daji; the femme fatale was a common figure in the European Middle Ages portraying the dangers of unbridled female sexuality.

The pre-medieval inherited Biblical figure of Eve offers an example, as does the wicked, seductive enchantress typified in Morgan le Fay. The Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute shows her more muted presence during the Age of EnlightenmentThe femme fatale flourished in the Romantic period in the works of John Keats, notably "La Belle Dame sans Merci" and "Lamia". Along with them, there rose the gothic novel The Monk featuring Matilda, a powerful femme fatale; this led to her appearing in the work of Edgar Allan Poe, as the vampire, notably in Carmilla and Brides of Dracula. The Monk was admired by the Marquis de Sade, for whom the femme fatale symbolised not evil, but all the best qualities of women. Pre-Raphaelite painters used the classic personifications of the femme fatale as a subject. In the Western culture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the femme fatale became a more fashionable trope, she is found in the paintings of the artists Edvard Munch, Gustav Klimt, Franz von Stuck and Gustave Moreau.

The novel À rebours by Joris-Karl Huysmans includes these fevered imaginings about an image of Salome in a Moreau painting: No longer was she the dancing-girl who extorts a cry of lust and concupiscence from an old man by the lascivious contortions of her body. She is seen as a prominent figure in late nineteenth and twentieth century opera, appearing in Richard Wagner's Parsifal, George Bizet's "Carmen", Camille Saint-Saëns' "Samson et Delilah" and Alban Berg's "Lulu". In fin-de-siècle decadence, Oscar Wilde reinvented the femme fatale in the play Salome: she manipulates her lust-crazed uncle, King Herod, with her enticing Dance of the Seven Veils to agree to her imperious demand: "bring me the head of John the Baptist". Salome was the subject of an opera by Strauss, was popularized on stage and peep-show booth in countless reincarnations. Another enduring icon of glamour and moral turpitude is Margaretha Geertruida Zelle. While working as an exotic dancer, she took the stage name Mata Hari.

She was put to death by a French firing squad. After her death she became the subject of books. Other famous femmes fatales are Isabella of France, Hedda Gabler of Kristiania, Marie Antoinette of Austria, most famously, Lucrezia Borgia. One traditional view portrays the femme fatale as a sexual vampire. Rudyard Kipling took inspiration from a vampire painted by Philip Burne-Jones, an image typical of the era in 1897, to write his poem "The Vampire"