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Bradford (disambiguation)

Bradford is a city in West Yorkshire, England. Bradford may refer to: Bradford, Ontario Bradford, New Zealand, a suburb of Dunedin City of Bradford, a metropolitan district of West Yorkshire Bradford, Cornwall Bradford, Derbyshire, a location Bradford, Devon Bradford, Manchester, a district and electoral ward in the city of Manchester, two miles north east of the city centre Bradford, Northumberland Bradford-on-Avon Bradford, Alabama, an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Alabama Bradford, Arkansas Bradford, Illinois Bradford, Indiana Bradford, multiple places Bradford, Kansas Bradford, Kentucky Bradford, Maine Bradford, Massachusetts Bradford, New Hampshire Bradford, New York Bradford, Ohio Bradford, Pennsylvania Bradford, Rhode Island Bradford, Tennessee Bradford, Texas Bradford, Vermont Bradford, Wisconsin Bradford County, Florida Bradford County, Pennsylvania Bradford Township, Minnesota Bradford Township, Pennsylvania Bradford Plaza, a shopping center in West Chester, Pennsylvania Bradford, a list of people and fictional characters with the given name or surname Earl of Bradford, two titles, one in the Peerage of England and one in the Peerage of the United Kingdom University of Bradford, a university in England Bradford College, a college in England Bradford College, a now-defunct college in Haverhill, Massachusetts Bradford Bulls Bradford Northern, rugby league team from Bradford Bradford City A.

F. C. Football League team from Bradford Bradford A. F. C. Former Football League and non-league team from Bradford Bradford Town F. C. non-league football team from Bradford-on-Avon Bradford GO Station, in Bradford, Canada Bradford station, MBTA station in Bradford, United States Bradford, a late eighties indie band from Blackburn, UK Bradford, that helped to launch the shareware movement Bradford Books, a publishing imprint of MIT Press Another name for a martini, shaken rather than stirred Bradford pear, a cultivar of Callery pear popular as an urban ornamental tree Bradford Airport Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire Bradford-on-Tone, Somerset Bradford & Bingley plc, a British bank Bradford White, an American manufacturer of water heaters Bradford system, method of assessing quality of wool Bradford's law, a pattern that estimates the exponentially diminishing returns of extending a search for references in science journals

A Dog of Flanders (1999 film)

A Dog of Flanders is a 1999 film directed by Kevin Brodie and starring Jack Warden, Jeremy James Kissner, Jesse James, Jon Voight, Cheryl Ladd, Steven Hartley, Bruce McGill. The screenplay was written by Brodie and Robert Singer, based on the novel of the same name by Ouida; the film was shot on location in Belgium. It was the fifth film based on the original novel. Impoverished and alone, fine artist Mary Daas braves a blizzard with her toddler son, Nello, to reach the remote forest home of her father Jehaan Daas; the journey has brought Mary close to death. Mary asks Jehaan to promise to care for Nello. Jehaan keeps the promise, helping his grandson to become an sensitive young man; as the two live a poor existence and Jehaan make ends meet delivering milk to the nearby city of Antwerp, where they are welcomed and respected by the community. One afternoon on their way home, they encounter a Bouvier des Flandres dog beaten and left for dead in the woods. Taking him home and Nello nurse the dog back to health, with Nello naming him Patrasche.

With Jehaan's guidance, Nello hones his skill as an artist with Patrasche as his subject. Nello soon introduces Patrasche to his lifelong companion and artistic muse Aloise, daughter of the local mill owner Nicholas Cogez. Meanwhile and Jehaan struggle to appease their wicked, heartless landlord Stephens. Despite this plight, Nello sets his hopes on winning a famous art contest to gain respect from the art world. Aloise wholly supports her friend in this endeavor. Nello gains a mentor when he meets artist Michel La Grande by the statue of Peter Paul Rubens outside the Cathedral of Our Lady. After defending the boy against Patrasche's vagrant first owner, Michel brings him into his study and begins his tutelage, though he leaves for business in Rome soon afterward; as the years pass, Nello stays close with Aloise and they become engaged during their visit to a gypsy circus. Nicholas, disapproving of the match, forbids Nello from seeing Aloise again, despite protestation from his wife Anna. Nello finds some comfort in Michel, who has returned from Rome to help his pupil continue his education.

Not long thereafter, Stephens accidentally burns down Nicholas' mill. The next morning as the town inspects the damage, it is discovered that Nello had secretly visited Aloise the night before, to give her a birthday gift. Stephens uses this as evidence of Nello's guilt of committing an act of revenge. Furious, Nicholas believes the lie and smashes Aloise's gift and blames Nello for starting the fire while Jehaan comes to Nello's defense. Thereafter, Stephens takes advantage of the town's new distrust of the boy by taking over his milk delivery route. After Jehaan dies and Patrasche are evicted from their home by Stephens. Though William offers the two a place to stay, Nello insists. On Christmas Day, Nello eagerly awaits the results of the art contest to be announced by Michel, but he loses to Robert Kessler, son of the Mayor of Antwerp. Nello and Patrasche find themselves back in the cold in the midst of a blizzard, just like Mary once was; as they wander along a dirt path, Patrasche sniffs out Nicholas' wallet buried in the snow.

Nello returns the wallet to the Cogez Mill and departs before Anna can offer him a meal, leaving Patrasche behind so that he might have a comfortable future. Nicholas returns to the mill, distraught that he has lost his family's life savings, he becomes enraged upon seeing Patrasche. At dinner, the family is pensive until Millie reveals the truth of what happened to the mill. Horrified, Nicholas bands together his family and neighbors to find Nello. Patrasche disappears into the storm. Meanwhile, Nello seeks shelter in the Cathedral just as Patrasche approaches; the two lie down to rest in front of the Rubens painting The Descent from the Cross. Nello dreams of him and Patrasche dying and being brought to the next life by Rubens himself where they rejoin Jehaan and meet Mary. Witnessing his own funeral, Nello is torn between returning to life. Mary insists that it is not yet time for him to pass on and that she will always love and be with him. Awakening, Nello is greeted by the search party. Nicholas begs the boy's forgiveness for the accusations made against him.

Michel enters, having seen the villagers running for the Cathedral, presents Nello with the medal he won in a previous edition of the art contest. Nello remarks how Michel knew his mother, to whom Michel referred as his "gifted student". Michel is shocked, at which Anna explains that Mary never told anyone that Michel was Nello's father, for fear of a scandal. Michel and Nello embrace as Michel thanks God for bringing father and son together. Outside the Cathedral, a star shines brightly. Jack Warden as Jehan Daas Jeremy James Kissner as Nello Jesse James as Young Nello Jon Voight as Michel La Grande Cheryl Ladd as Anna Cogez Steven Hartley as Nicholas Cogez Bruce McGill as William the Blacksmith Andrew Bicknell as Stevens Farren Monet Dan

Michel Waldschmidt

Michel Waldschmidt is a French mathematician, specializing in number theory transcendental numbers. Waldschmidt was educated at Lycée Henri Poincaré and the University of Nancy until 1968. In 1972 he defended his thesis, titled Indépendance algébrique de nombres transcendants and directed by Jean Fresnel, the University of Bordeaux, where he was research associate of CNRS in 1971–2, he was a lecturer at Paris-Sud 11 University in 1972–3 a lecturer at the University of Paris VI, where he is Professor since 1973. Waldschmidt was a visiting professor at places including the École normale supérieure, he is a member of the Institut de mathématiques de Jussieu. Today, Michel Waldschmidt is an expert in the theory of transcendental numbers and diophantine approximations, he was awarded the Albert Châtelet Prize in 1974, the CNRS Silver Medal in 1978, the Marquet Prize of Academy of Sciences in 1980 and the Special Award of the Hardy–Ramanujan Society in 1986. From 2001 to 2004 he was president of the Mathematical Society of France.

He is a member of several mathematical societies, including the EMS, the AMS and Ramanujan Mathematical Society. He is interested in exchange programs for researchers and students and was, from 2005 to 2009, Vice President CIMPA, formed in Nice for promote international cooperation, he participated in the coordination of cooperation in mathematics of France with many countries, including India and Middle East. Diophantine approximation on linear algebraic groups. Springer, 2000 ISBN 978-3-540-66785-8 Nombres transcendants, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, vol. 402, 1974, Springer ISBN 978-3-540-06874-7 Nombres transcendants et groupes algébriques, Astérisque, vol. 69/70, 1979, 2e tirage 1987 Transcendence Methods, Queens Papers in Pure and Applied Mathematics, 1979 With J.-M. Luck, P. Moussa, C. Itzykson, From Number Theory to Physics, 1995 Official website Homepage to Jussieu 197 Michel Waldschmidt at the Mathematics Genealogy Project Biography at the Wayback Machine on frenchsciencetoday.org search on author Michel Waldschmidt from Google Scholar

Little Odessa (film)

Little Odessa is a 1995 American crime drama film written and directed by James Gray, in his directorial debut, starring Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Moira Kelly, Maximilian Schell and Vanessa Redgrave. The film earned a Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the prestigious Grand Prix of the Belgian Film Critics Association, it earned admiration from French master Claude Chabrol. The film follows the personal relationship between a father, Arkady Shapira, his terminally ill wife Irina, his two sons and Reuben. Joshua, the elder, is a hit-man for the Russian-Jewish mafia in Brooklyn and estranged from his family. After finishing a contract killing, Joshua is ordered to kill an Iranian jeweler in Brighton Beach, which Joshua reluctantly accepts. Joshua stands outside his family's apartment, where he is spotted by one of his old friends Sasha, who tells Joshua's brother Reuben the next day. Reuben goes to the hotel. Joshua asks Reuben how he knew he was in Brighton, they make plans to meet again the next day.

Joshua waits near the boardwalk where Sasha is and intimidates him to tell who else knows about Joshua being in Brighton. Sasha brings Joshua to the car repair stand where Yuri are. Joshua says they will help him find the Iranian jeweler and when they refuse, Joshua threatens them. After things go sour, Joshua executes a man at a phone booth to prevent being found out in Brighton, which angers the neighborhood boss Boris Volkoff. Joshua starts dating his ex-girlfriend Alla. Alla asks Reuben if he has seen Joshua anywhere and the three go together to see a movie. Reuben takes Joshua home to see his parents again, but Arkady denounces him as a murderer and kicks him out. Joshua uses information about his father's affair to see his dying mother. After reminiscing about the past, Joshua's mother asks him to go to his grandmother's birthday party, which Joshua agrees to. On the day of his grandmother's birthday party, Joshua meets with his friends to kidnap the jeweler, they take him to the dump where Joshua kills the man they burn the body in the furnace.

Reuben witnesses the killing, takes a revolver from the murder scene. Arkady finds out that Reuben beats him; when Joshua sees the bruises on Reuben's face, he brings Arkady to a snowy field and prepares to kill him, but loses his nerve after Arkady tells him that there's nowhere left for him to go in Brighton Beach. Afterwards, Arkady gives up his son to Volkoff and Irina dies; the next day when Reuben is riding his bike, two of Volkoff's men push him to the ground and tell him that Joshua is a dead man. With the mafia looking for him, Joshua stays at Alla's. Volkoff's men look for Joshua and search Alla's neighborhood. Reuben finds out from Sasha. One of Volkoff's men shoots her before escaping. Reuben shoots the second would-be assassin. Sasha sees somebody behind the sheets that Alla had hung out to dry. Without warning, Sasha shoots this person through the sheet, believing it is one of the men looking for Joshua; when he looks behind the sheet, he sees. Afterwards Joshua finds Reuben and takes his brother's body, wrapped in the sheet, to the furnace for cremation.

Tim Roth as Joshua Shapira Edward Furlong as Reuben Shapira Vanessa Redgrave as Irina Shapira Maximilian Schell as Arkady Shapira Moira Kelly as Alla Shustervich Paul Guilfoyle as Boris Volkov Natalya Andrejchenko as Natasha Little Odessa on IMDb Little Odessa at Box Office Mojo Little Odessa at Rotten Tomatoes

2014 LPGA Tour

The 2014 LPGA Tour was a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world. The Tour began at Ocean Club Golf Course on Paradise Island in The Bahamas on January 23 and ended on November 23 at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Florida; the tournaments were sanctioned by the United States-based Ladies Professional Golf Association. The most significant addition to the Tour in 2014 was the International Crown. To be held each even-numbered year, the event involved four-woman teams from eight countries competing in a four-day match play format; the eight qualifying countries were those whose four top players are cumulatively ranked highest in the Women's World Golf Rankings as of the end of the preceding LPGA season. The individual participants from each qualified country were determined by the rankings prior to the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Qualification for the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship changed for 2014 and a $1 million bonus was added; the top three finishers in each tournament, not qualified, earned entry to the tournament.

The field in 2014 was determined by a season-long points race, the "Race to the CME Globe". All players making the cut in a tournament earned points with 500 points going to the winner; the five major champions had a higher points distribution with 625 points to the winner. No-cut tournaments only awarded points to the top 40 finishers. Only LPGA members were eligible to earn points; the top 72 players on the points list gained entry into the Tour Championship as well as any tournament winners, whether or not an LPGA member, not in the top 72. Points were reset before the tournament such that only the top three players were guaranteed to win the Race by winning the tournament and only the top nine had a mathematical chance of winning the Race; the winner of the points race received a $1 million bonus that did not count on the official money list. The Race is similar to the European Tour's Race to Dubai; the number in parentheses after winners' names is the player's total number wins in official money individual events on the LPGA Tour, including that event.

^ Event held over to Monday, July 27 due to lack of daylight. The event was shortened to 54 holes. Money list leaders Full 2014 Official Money List Scoring average leaders Full 2014 Scoring Average List 2014 Ladies European Tour Official site

Shutonia variabilis

Shutonia variabilis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies. The length of the shell attains its diameter 6 mm; the elongately fusiform shell has a long siphonal canal. It is yellowish-white; the shell contains eight whorls, of which about 2 form a smooth inflated, reddish-brown protoconch. The subsequent whorls are subangular, concave in their upper part and separated by a conspicuous waved suture; the sculpture consists of a row of tubercles at the periphery, sharper in upper whorls, more obtuse lower on, a row of granules, just below the suture, becoming scarcely visible in last whorl and or nearly wanting in some specimens. The lower part of the whorls show one or two rather faint, spiral lirae; the part of the last whorl below the keel shows more or less conspicuous spirals, which vary from regular flat lirae to more irregular riblike ones. In the latter case two spirals are stronger. Moreover there are fine spiral striae and rather conspicuous growth-striae.

The aperture is angular above. The peristome is thin, with a wide sinus above protracted; the columellar margin is nearly straight, only concave above, ending in a rather long, narrow siphonal canal, covered with a thin layer of enamel. The interior of the aperture is smooth; this marine species occurs in the Andaman Sea and off Thailand. Schepman, M. 1913. P. 425. Tucker, J. K.. "Catalog of recent and fossil turrids". Zootaxa. 682: 1–1295. Gastropods.com: Shutonia variabilis