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Brian Froud

Brian Froud is an English fantasy illustrator. He lives and works in Devon with his wife, Wendy Froud, a fantasy artist; the landscapes in his paintings are inspired by Dartmoor. Froud’s most recent work has been developing the 2019 Dark Crystal prequel TV series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Froud was born in Winchester, England in 1947, grew up in Kent, he enrolled as a painter at Maidstone College of Art in 1967, where he graduated with a first class honors diploma in Graphic Design in 1971. Froud was the conceptual designer for the Jim Henson films The Dark Labyrinth, he collaborated with Terry Jones, a screenwriter on Labyrinth, on The Goblins of the Labyrinth, subsequently on a number of non-Labyrinth-related books about fairies and goblins, namely of the "Lady Cottington" series, such as Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book. He has worked with American writer Ari Berk on more recent books, including Goblins! and The Runes of Elfland, produced art books such as Good Faeries/Bad Faeries.

One of his most famous art books, produced in collaboration with Alan Lee, was the basis of a 1981 animated feature of the same name. Froud is married to Wendy Froud, a puppet-maker and sculptor whom he met at the Jim Henson Studios in 1978 while working on The Dark Crystal; the couple married on 31 May 1980, in Chagford. They have a son, who portrayed the infant of the same name in Labyrinth. Romeo and Juliet The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate A Midsummer Night's Dream Ultra-violet catastrophe!, or The unexpected walk with Great-Uncle Magnus Pringle Are All the Giants Dead? The Wind Between the Stars The Land of Froud Master Snickup's Cloak Faeries — With Alan Lee The World of the Dark Crystal Goblins: Pop-up Book Goblins of the Labyrinth The Goblin Companion: A Field Guide to Goblins The Dreaming Place Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book Quentin Cottington's Journal of Faery Research: Strange Stains and Mysterious Smells Good Faeries/Bad Faeries The Faeries' Oracle The Runes of Elfland Goblins!

The Secret Sketchbooks of Brian Froud Chelsea Morning Brian Froud's World of Faerie Heart of Faerie Oracle How to See Faeries — With John Matthews Trolls - With Wendy Froud Faeries' Tales Something Rich and Strange by Patricia A. McKillip The Wild Wood by Charles de Lint The Wood Wife by Terri Windling Hannah's Garden by Midori Snyder Faeries The Dark Crystal Labyrinth The Storyteller Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus Peter Pan Mythic Journeys The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Official website Short biographies of Brian & Wendy Froud "Portrait Painter to the Fairies", Brian Froud, Endicott Studio Brian Froud Interview at The Froud Collectors Group on LiveJournal Brian Froud on IMDb Faeries on IMDb executive producer Thomas W. Moore and others Faeries AllMovie


Surzhyk refers to a range of mixed sociolects of Ukrainian and Russian languages used in certain regions of Ukraine and adjacent lands. There is no unifying set of characteristics, it originates from the transition from one language to the other through "false friends": words that sound similar in both languages, but carry different meanings. Surzhyk is a Ukrainian word for a "macaronic language" so that, in Ukrainian language it could refer to any mixed language, not including Ukrainian or Russian; when used by non-ukrainian speaking people of Ukraine the word most used to refer to a mix of Ukrainian with another language, not Russian. When used in Russia the word is always refers to Ukrainian-Russian languages mix; the Ukrainian word surzhyk — referred to mix of different grains that includes rye or a product like flour or bread made from such a mix. The vocabulary mix of each of its constituent languages varies from locality to locality, or sometimes from person to person, depending on the degree of education, personal experience, rural or urban residence, the geographical origin of the interlocutors, etc.

The percentage of Russian words and phonetic influences tends to be greatest in the east and south and in the vicinity of big Russian-speaking cities. It is spoken in most of eastern Ukraine's rural areas, with the exception of the large metropolitan areas of Donetsk and Luhansk, where the majority of the population uses standard Russian. In rural areas of western Ukraine, the language spoken contains fewer Russian elements than in central and eastern Ukraine but has nonetheless been influenced by Russian; the ancient common origin, recent divergence, of Russian and Ukrainian make it difficult to establish the degree of mixing in a vernacular of this sort. According to data presented by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology in 2003, 11% to 18% of the people of Ukraine were found to communicate in Surzhyk. In western Ukraine, Surzhyk is spoken by 2.5% of the population, while in the south, it is spoken by over 12.4% of the population. In the east, 9.6% of the population speaks Surzhyk.

As Western Ukraine has a higher ratio of Ukrainian speakers to Russian speakers than the rest of Ukraine, the lesser proportion of Surzhyk speakers compared with the east and south is understandable. One problem in analysing the linguistic status of Ukraine is that there is a tendency for code-mixing errors to exist across the entire spectrum of languages. In other words, those who identify themselves as Russian-speaking or Ukrainian-speaking can be found blending the two languages to some degree. Only a few of these individuals were found to acknowledge the incorrectness of the use of either or both languages, or the fact that they were blending Russian and Ukrainian in their speech at all. Surzhyk originated at the end of the 18th century, when Ukrainian peasants started to have greater contact with the Russian language as Ukrainian society modernized. Industrialization resulted in workers migrating from Central Russia to Ukrainian cities and the urbanization of the Ukrainian peasantry. Russian civil and military administration, together with cultural, business and educational institutions, soon became forces of linguistic Russification.

Ukrainian peasants moving to the cities regarded Russian as being more urban and prestigious than their own language. However, because their schooling in the Russian language was inadequate, most Ukrainian peasants who strived to speak it ended up blending it with their native Ukrainian; the speaking of pure Ukrainian, was for the most part avoided by the urban intelligentsia, because the Ukrainian language was associated with provincialism and nationalism. At this point, the majority of Ukrainians found it easy to become competent in Russian; the association of the Ukrainian language with a rural lifestyle or narrow-minded nationalism encouraged more Ukrainians to adopt Russian as their language of choice. Such decisions led to an increased prevalence of Surzhyk in everyday speech and the further dilution of the Ukrainian language. In 1721, the Russian Tsar Peter the Great prohibited the publication of books in Ukraine, except for Russian-language religious works, decreed that Ukrainian books and records were to be burned.

In 1786, it was decreed that services in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church were to be conducted using only the Russian pronunciation of Old Church Slavonic, not the Ukrainian pronunciation. Decrees in 1863, 1876, 1881 prohibited the publication and importation of Ukrainian books, as well as the public use of the Ukrainian language in general; the Russian regime of the day viewed the use of Ukrainian as evidence of political opposition and harshly suppressed it. The use of the Ukrainian language in theatre and music was banned, it had to be translated into other languages. Education in the Ukrainian language suffered with ethnically Ukrainian teachers being replaced with ethnic Russians. In the early 20th century, children were punished for speaking Ukrainian to one another in school, people sometimes lost their jobs for speaking it. Austrian and Hungarian rule in western Ukraine in the late 18th and 19th centuries was linguistically oppressive. For example, in Zakarpattia, Hungarian was the only language permitted by the regime, so Ukrainian was excluded from institutions like schools

Delimir Bajić

Delimir Bajić is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian footballer who plays for FK Borac Banja Luka in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Born and raised in Bijeljina, SFR Yugoslavia, Delimir began his career as a football player when he was just 11 years old with Velika Obarska-based FK Mladost Velika Obarska. Delimir continued playing with his parent team as he became a permanent member of the first team squad of the Velika Obarska-based club in 1999. After a long 8-year spell with the Bosnian club, in 2002 he moved back to his hometown Bijeljina where he signed a contract with FK Radnik Bijeljina. In his 5-year spell at the Bijeljina-based club, he helped his team achieve the runners-up position in the 2006-07 Republika Srpska Cup. In 2007, he signed a one-year contract with one of Bosnia and Herzegovina's top most club, Mostar-based FK Velež Mostar. In 2008, he moved to the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo where he signed a two-year contract with FK Željezničar Sarajevo. In his first season with the Sarajevo-based club, he made 12 appearances in the 2008–09 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He made his first appearance in the 2009–10 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 12 September 2009 in a 0-0 draw against NK Travnik and scored his first goal on 21 March 2010 in a 1-1 draw against HŠK Zrinjski Mostar. He scored 2 goals in 15 appearances in the 2009-10 season helping his club to win the 2009–10 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the 2009–10 Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup, he first moved out of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2010 to Iran where he signed a one-year contract with Azadegan League club, Nassaji Mazandaran F. C, he scored his first goal for the club on 19 November 2010 in a 2-0 win over Shirin Faraz F. C. and scored another on 25 February 2011 in a 3-0 win over Iranjavan F. C. In 2011, he moved back to Europe and more to Cyprus where he signed a one-year contract with Cypriot First Division club, Olympiakos Nicosia, he made his Cypriot First Division debut on 10 September 2011 in a 1-1 draw against AEK Larnaca F. C. and scored his first goal on 11 December 2011 in a 3-1 win over Ermis Aradippou He scored 4 goals in 28 appearances for the Nicosia-based club in the 2011–12 Cypriot First Division and made 3 appearances in the 2011–12 Cypriot Cup which included a 2-0 win over Omonia Aradippou in the second leg of the quarter-finals, a 0-1 loss against Ethnikos Achna FC in the first leg of the semi-finals and a 0-0 draw in the return leg of the semi-finals.

In 2012, he moved to Serbia where he signed a one-year contract with Serbian SuperLiga club, FK Sloboda Užice. He made his Serbian SuperLiga debut on 27 February 2013 in a 2-2 draw against ŽFK Spartak Subotica, he made 15 appearances in the 2012–13 Serbian SuperLiga. He made his first appearance in the 2013–14 Serbian SuperLiga on 10 August 2013 in a 1-1 draw against the same club ŽFK Spartak Subotica, he made 5 appearances in the 2013-14 season. In 2014, he returned to Bosnia and Herzegovina and on 11 February 2014 he signed a six-month contract with his parent club, Mladost Velika Obarska, he made his first appearance of the 2013–14 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 1 March 2014 in a 1-0 win over FK Borac Banja Luka and scored his first goal on 30 March 2014 in a 2-0 win over NK Zvijezda Gradačac. He scored 1 goal in 9 appearances in the 2013 -- 14 season of Premier League of Herzegovina, he made 2 appearances in the 2013–14 Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup which included a 0-1 loss against HŠK Zrinjski Mostar in the first leg of the quarter-finals and a 5-1 loss in the return leg of the quarter-finals.

In July 2014, he returned to Serbia and on 1 July 2014, he signed a six-month contract with another Serbian SuperLiga club, FK Rad. He made his debut for the club on 23 August 2014 in a 6-1 win over FK Voždovac, he made 9 appearances for the Belgrade-based club in the 2014–15 Serbian SuperLiga. He made 2 appearances in the 2014–15 Serbian Cup, one in a 1-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in the Second Round and another in a 1-0 loss against FK Partizan in the quarter-finals. On 16 January 2015, he signed a six-month contract with 2014 GCC Champions League runners-up Saham SC, he made 5 appearances in the 2014–15 Oman Professional League. After Saham, he again played for Mladost Velika Obarska, again Radnik Bijeljina and FK Zvijezda 09. Since July 2018, Bajić has been playing for FK Borac Banja Luka in the First League of the Republika Srpska. With Borac, he won the 2018–19 First League of RS title and got promoted back to the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, his older brother, Branimir Bajić is a retired footballer who most of his career spent playing in Serbia and Germany.

Radnik Bijeljina Republika Srpska Cup: 2006–07Željezničar Sarajevo Bosnian Premier League: 2009–10Zvijezda 09 First League of RS: 2017–18Borac Banja Luka First League of RS: 2018–19 Delimir Bajić at Delimir Bajić at Delimir Bajić - EUROSPORT Delimir Bajić - soccermanager Delimir Bajić - THE PLAYERS' AGENT Delimir Bajić - WhoScored?com Delimir Bajić - Persian League Delimir Bajić - YouTube

1999 Italian Open – Women's Doubles

The 1999 Italian Open – Doubles was the doubles event of the fifty-fifth edition of the tennis tournament played at Rome, the most prestigious tennis tournament in Southern Europe. It was the fifth WTA Tier I tournament of the year, part of the European claycourt season. Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suárez were the defending champions, but lost to Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova in the quarterfinals. Hingis and Kournikova won this tournament by defeating Alexandra Fusai and Nathalie Tauziat in the final; the top four seeds received a bye into the second round. Larissa Schaerer / Magüi Serna Jana Kandarr / Samantha Reeves 1999 Italian Open Women's Doubles draw

Wesley Woods

Wesley Woods was founded in 1954 by leaders of the North Georgia Conference of the Methodist Church and Emory University to provide care for seniors unable to care for themselves. The Center began its affiliation with Emory's Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center in the 1980s formalizing its tie with the University. In the late 1990s, that affiliation grew stronger and led to an agreement under which nearby Wesley Woods Center came under Emory's umbrella. Out of this grew the Wesley Woods Center of Emory University, with interdisciplinary training and treatment programs for geriatric care. In 2015 it was renamed Emory Wesley Woods Center. Located a mile and a half from Emory University Hospital on a 64-acre wooded campus in Atlanta's Druid Hills neighborhood, Emory Wesley Woods Center comprises Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital, Wesley Woods Long Term Hospital, Wesley Woods Outpatient Clinic, Budd Terrace nursing care facility, Wesley Woods Towers and the Wesley Woods Health Center. One of only a handful of geriatric centers in the United States Emory Wesley Woods Center and the dedicated staff provide care to older adults throughout Georgia and the Southeast.

Emory Wesley Woods Center provides care and research and has a hand in developing how senior care will be provided in the future not just in Georgia, but throughout the country. The first building to open was Wesley Woods Towers in 1965. One of only a few retirement living options in the area at the time, the Towers were the first round buildings constructed in Atlanta; the round shape of each building allows the 201 apartments to be organized into "neighborhoods," providing the residents a sense of community. As the retirement housing division of Wesley Woods, Wesley Woods Senior Living, Inc. and affiliates owns and manages the sister communities of Wesley Woods providing affordable, independent apartment and cottage living, assisted living, nursing care and Alzheimer's care at eight locations throughout North Georgia. It is affiliated with both the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and Emory Wesley Woods Center. A non-profit organization, Wesley Woods Senior Living communities provide comprehensive, regionally oriented programs and serve as training and research facilities to address important health issues associated with aging.

As time passed, Wesley Woods' leadership recognized that skilled nursing care would be a pressing need for its residents living in the Towers as well as in the surrounding community. Out of that need grew the Wesley Woods Health Center, completed in 1967; the Health Center provided skilled nursing care and treatment to restore patients to their former living arrangements, as well as long-term care for patients unable to return home. The Health Center was home to a number of prominent Atlantans, including Lena Fox whose life served as a basis for a play and subsequently, the movie "Driving Miss Daisy." The building is now home to the Emory Center for Health in Aging, an interdisciplinary training and research center used by the Emory Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Through the Emory Center for Health in Aging, Wesley Woods Center and Emory University are working together along with 19 other academic medical facilities throughout the United States to develop teaching methods for future geriatricians.

The Health Center is home to Emory researchers focusing on movement disorders, Alzheimer's disease and neurology. In 2007, a research neuro-imaging center was constructed on the second floor of the building to assist Emory scientists in these areas of research. Other clinics in the building include the Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression, the Emory Sleep Center, an outpatient geriatric psychiatry practice and a geriatric dentist. At any one time, there are more than 150 physicians, researchers and/or nurses working together to discover new treatments, provide care and develop new medical techniques for seniors; as the campus continued to develop, leadership decided. Budd Terrace, named in honor of Dr. Candler Budd, one of those responsible for bringing to fruition a ministry to older adults in the North Georgia Conference, was opened as an assisted living facility in 1972. Built to accommodate 200 people, it became one of the first free standing, intermediate-care units in the Southeast. Budd Terrace provides long-term care and sub-acute care to Atlanta seniors.

The facility has been undergoing renovations over the past few years. In 2006, inpatient hospice services were added to the list of services offered at Budd Terrace. In September 1985, ground was broken for the $20 million, 100-bed Geriatric Teaching and Research Hospital; this was the first free-standing geriatric hospital in the nation. The stated goals of the hospital are to diagnose and treat medical and psychiatric disorders affecting older adults, to develop models for geriatric services and educational resources and to broaden Wesley Woods' commitment to charitable care; the prize-winning architectural design for the geriatric hospital creates a non-institutional feel, with low exterior lines topped with gabled roofs and each patient room opening onto a living-room-like space. The two-story hospital features an outpatient clinic, in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation services, long term acute care, a medical unit and two secure inpatient psychiatric units; each year, Wesley Woods provides millions of dollars worth of unreimbursed care with support from donors and foundations.

The Foundation of Wesley Woods was created to help ensure that health care services remain available to seniors in Georgia. The foundation works to make possible health and dignity in the lives of older, poorer adults, for those whose health problems have left them physically and financially depleted, for those who are alone; the fun

Paul Ratnasamy

Paul Ratnasamy is an Indian catalyst scientist, INSA Srinivasa Ramanujan Research Professor and a former director of National Chemical Laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. He was honored by the Government of India, in 2001, with one of the highest Indian civilian awards of Padma Shri. Paul Ratnasamy was born on 11 June 1942 in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, he graduated in chemistry from Loyola College, Chennai in 1961 and continued his studies at the same institution to secure MSc in 1963 and PhD on his thesis, Catalytic properties of alumina based materials in 1967. His post doctoral research was at the Clarkson College of Technology, New York from 1967 to 1969 under the guidance of Prof. D. Rosenthal and moved to Belgium for further research as a research associate of J. J. Friplat at the Catholic University of Leuven where he stayed till 1972, his professional career started at the Indian Institute of Petroleum in 1972 where he worked till 1979. During this period, he secured a post graduate diploma in Industrial Administration and Management from the British Institute of Commerce in 1975 and had a stint at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich as the Senior Humboldt Fellow under H. Knozinger.

Ratnasamy joined National Chemical Laboratory in 1980 as the Head of the Catalysis Division, got promoted in 1995 as the Director of the institution and retired from there in 2002. He worked as the Professor of Biofuels at the J. B. Speed School of Engineering of University of Louisville for a period from 2009 till 2011. During his tenure as the director, NCL started the Catalysis Division as a dedicated facility for advanced research on the subject, his contributions are reported in the establishment of the National Centre for Catalysis Research, Chennai. Ratnasamy is credited with several technological innovations; the team at NCL, led by him, is reported to have developed six catalysts and catalytic processes in the discipline of zeolite catalysis. He is known to have proposed, with H. Knozinger as his associate, alumina surface models and, together with S. Sivasanker, models of Co-Mo-alumina hydrodesulfurisation catalyst which are considered as valid models, he is credited with the synthesis and characterization of twelve molecular sieves.

Ratnasamy has developed and patented a cataylic method for the production of biofuel for jets from plant and animal triglycerides and fatty acids. The method deploys a technique where the hydrocarbons in the oils are unlocked by removing the oxygen and releasing it in the form of carbon dioxide, instead of in the form water, which requires the use of expensive hydrogen; this has been sourced by AliphaJet and marketed by them under the name, BoxCar™. Paul Ratnasamy is the holder of 150 patents including 35 US patents and has published over 200 research papers in peer reviewed international journals, he has served on the editorial boards of such international journals as Journal of Catalysis, Applied Catalysis, Catalysis Letters, Topics in Catalysis, CATTECH, Zeolites and Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. He has attended many seminars and conferences and delivered keynote addresses on Catalysis and has served as a consultant to many global companies. Ratnasamy is a former member of the council and the Ambassador at large of the International Zeolite Association during 2004-2006.

He is a former president of the Indo-Pacific Catalysis Association. He is a founder member of the Indian Catalysis Society and an Emeritus Theme Leader at the Conn Center. Ratnasamy, an INSA Srinivasa Ramanujan Research Professor at National Catalyst Laboratory during 2004 to 2009, received the VASVIK Industrial Research Award from the Vividhlaxi Audyogik Samshodhan Vikas Kendra in 1982. Two years he was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences, in 1984. Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, awarded him the K. G. Naik Gold Medal in 1989, he received the Om Prakash Bhasin Award in 1992, the TWAS technology award from the Third World Academy of Sciences and the Viswakarma Medal by the Indian National Science Academy, both in 1994. The Government of India honoured him with the civilian award of Padma Shri in 2001; the International Zeolite Association conferred on him their annual award in 2004. He is a recipient of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Award, Firodia Award, Bhangur Award, FIE Foundation Award.

Catalysis Today, a peer reviewed journal, honoured Ratnasamy on his 70th birthday by dedicating their December 2012 issue to him. He is an elected Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, the Third World Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences and the Indian National Academy of Engineering. Recently,the PETROTECH Foundation had bestowed its Life Time Achievement Award for 2016 to Paul Ratnasamy. Publications by Paul Ratnasamy, at ResearchGate List of publications from Microsoft Academic