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Steven Williams (snowboarder)

Steven Williams is Argentine snowboarder. He competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Steven Williams was born in San Martín de los Andes on 15 January 1988, his father, of Welsh descent was the director of the local ski school. He taught Williams to ski from a young age, he spent much of his childhood in the ski resorts of the city. However, his father died when Williams was 13 years old, decided to start working to help his family. While he continued skiing after the dead of his father, he soon became bored of it, decided to switch to snowboard. Before becoming a professional snowboarder, Williams worked as a firefighter, fishing guide and snowboard instructor. Shortly after starting snowboarding, Williams began to participate in various Argentine competitions. In 2011 he managed to travel to Europe; this allowed him to join the Argentine Ski Federation where he could improve his performance, winning three times the Argentine Championship and one European Cup. He was the South American Champion seven times, both in Argentina and Chile, in individual tournaments in Ushuaia and Bariloche.

He reached the Top 10 in the World Championship. He competed in the 2017 -- 18 FIS Snowboard World Cup in Germany, he was able to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics at the last moment, due to reassignment of quotas from the International Ski Federation. With this, he became the first Argentine to compete in Snowboard Cross at the Winter Olympics. Williams managed to advance to the knockout stage, however he was surpassed by only four centimeters in the final straight by the French snowboarder Merlin Surget, he has show interest in participating in the 2022 Winter Olympics. He lives in Andorra and Italy

Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti

Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti is a Cuban film director. He started his career as an author and actor for children's TV shows made for the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television from 1981 to 1987, he is known for directing the movie Viva Cuba, which received the Best Children's Film award at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2005. Cremata Malberti grew up in Havana's Vedado district, with his mother Iraida Malberti Cabrera, a choreographer and film director who used to work in children's television, he obtained his Dramatic Arts degree in 1986 from the Havana's Superior Institute of Art. He went on to study at and graduate from the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños in 1990, having created his classic Oscuros Rinocerontes Enjaulados, an experimental short film that went around the world gathering awards in several film festivals. Between 1994 and 1995, Cremata Malberti taught directing in Buenos Aires. In 1996, he spent a year in New York City. In 1998, he was invited to participate in a film-writing workshop at the Sundance Institute in Utah.

After writing and acting for children's TV shows for 6 years, Cremata Malberti dedicated his career to feature-length films. His specialty is bittersweet comedies, depicting its roots and its daily life. Cremata Malberti's first commercial film was the documentary La época, El encanto y Fin de siglo made in 2000, his first feature film was Nada in 2001. This film was noted within the Cuban film industry for its innovative mise en scène; the movie tells the story of Carla, a woman living in Havana, who gets a visa to go to the United States but realizes that happiness may not be where she thinks it is. This first film features autobiographical details, including the film's setting in Havana's Vedado district. Nada was supposed to have been followed by Nadie and Nunca, but Cremata Malberti didn't get the financing for his trilogy project. Fame came to Juan Carlos Cremata when Viva Cuba was released in 2005, won more than 30 national and international awards, it was the first Cuban film to be awarded, “Grand Prix Écrans Juniors” for children's cinema at the 2005 Cannes International Film Festival.

His latest film, El Premio Flaco, adapted from Cuban writer Hector Quintero's play, tells the story of a woman whose luck changes drastically when she wins a contest sponsored by a soap company. This low-budget film received a hearty welcome for his premiere at the Havana Film Festival. Cremata Malberti has won many awards for his various films. Viva Cuba has won 34 prizes, including Grand Prix Ecrans Juniors, Cannes, 2005 Best Film award at the International Children Cinema and Television Festival in Taiwan. Special Mention, Cinecircoli Giovanili Socioculturale. Giffoni International Film Festival, Italia, 2005. Premio a la Mejor Edición. VIII Festival de Cine Infantil. Guayana, Venezuela, 2005. Reconocimiento Especial de la Agencia Internacional de Noticias Prensa Latina. 27 Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano. La Habana, Cuba, 2005. Nada has won 19 prizes, including Premio Coral de Opera prima at the 23rd Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, La Havana, Cuba, 2001.

Best edition prize at the 14th Cinemafest San Juan, Puerto Rico. Caracol UNEAC prize for best director, 2002. Shortlisted for "la Quinzaine des Réalisateurs” at Cannes International Film Festival, 2002. Best feature-length film at the International Festival of Miami, United States, 2003. Gran Premio "El Chicuelo". IV Festival de Cine Joven, La Habana, Cuba Premio "Saúl Yelín" de la Federación Nacional de Cine Clubes de Cuba. 1990. Premio "Yara". Centro Cinematográfico. La Habana, 1990. Grand Prize EISENSTEIN at the Wilhelmshaven International Film Festival, Germany, 1992. Archived at Museum of Modern Art, 1996. 1984-1987 Cuando yo sea grande: Children's TV series for Cuban television Y dice una mariposa...: Children's TV series for Cuban television Diana 1991: Oscuros Rinocerontes Enjaulados 1999: La época, el encanto y fin de siglo 2002: Nada 2005: Viva Cuba 2009: El premio Flaco Cuban cinema Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti on IMDb Nada press kit Review of Viva Cuba at Culturazzi.org Review of Nada at Culturazzi.org Havana Journal Interview Full Filmography and awards list at ICAIC's Official Website Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti's Interview - By Havana-Cultura

Britney: Piece of Me

Britney: Piece of Me was the first concert residency by American singer Britney Spears, performed at The AXIS auditorium located in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show, which opened on December 27, 2013, was set for two years; the residency won the best of Las Vegas award in 2015 and 2017. In 2015, Spears extended her contract with Planet Hollywood for an additional two years, concluding the residency on December 31, 2017. After close to 250 performances, the show grossed close to $138 million from 900,000 tickets at an average price of $150. Following the success of the residency, the show was adapted to debut internationally as an arena concert tour, in both 2017 and 2018, credited as Britney: Live in Concert and the Piece of Me Tour, respectively. After completing the Femme Fatale Tour in December 2011, rumors circulated of Spears performing at a concert residency in Las Vegas, it was believed Spears would be added to the roster for The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

In February 2013, it was reported. It was believed the newly remodeled SLS Las Vegas, placed a venue bid as well. Las Vegas Sun confirmed in May 2013 that the venue was under renovations for Spears' show; the article speculated the residency would be announced in June 2013. Spears would begin rehearsals in autumn 2013 for the show. Spears herself hinted at the residency during her interview with Shape, in May 2013, she stated, "The performances won't be simple—they'll be a massive party from start to finish. And to pull this off, I have to be in top condition and running at full speed"; the residency was confirmed on September 2013 with an announcement on Good Morning America. For the announcement, an elaborate stunt was staged in the desert surrounding Las Vegas which cost over $100,000 to produce. Over 1,000 Spears fans were gathered to perform a card routine that could be seen from space. Spears gave an interview to Good Morning America. Spears' manager, Larry Rudolph stated the show is not comparable to previous or current Las Vegas stints.

He went on to say. She is earning $15 million per year. On September 25, 2014, Spears confirmed on Good Morning Britain that she had extended her contract with The AXIS and Planet Hollywood to continue the show for two additional years. On August 16, 2015, Spears told E! at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards that she had not yet made up her mind on whether or not she'd extend her residency further. She said, "I'm not sure. I haven't made up my mind. I love doing the show. It's a lot, a lot of fun but I'm kind of torn right now. I don't know what I want to do."During her show on September 9, 2015, Spears confirmed that she would be extending her residency for an additional two years. She revealed that the show would be revamped, with major changes in both the set list and choreography; the show is described to be "current" and have a "club-like atmosphere" to match the vibe of the casino. The venue closed in late October 2012 to undergo a $20 million renovation with lighting and stage to accommodate the show.

The stage was extended, reducing the venue capacity to 4,600. The show began on December 2013 following the release of her eighth studio album, Britney Jean. Tickets for the show went on sale September 20, 2013, with prices ranging from $59–$179, less than the typical $99–$250 for shows at Caesars Palace. Commenting on show, Spears stated: "We wanted the environment to be that way so people could come and have a good time and stand up and feel like they're in the show with me. I love Vegas; the energy here is really good. We are going to have all the works now, rain, everything; every time I do a show, I like to bring it. I love to put on a show that will entertain fans. We want the feeling. We're going to have a cool set-up for them with a party vibe so they are there with me. I'm ready for this. I'm mentally definitely; the show will be different from what everybody might be expecting. It's the best project I've tackled, it couldn't be more exciting. Baz Halpin serves as creative and stage director for the show.

Marco Morante is the costume designer. The show runs 90 -- 100 minutes; the set features a 360-degree media wall. One of the sets incorporates several venus flytraps and another adopts a disco theme, it features 14 dancers and a four-piece band composed of Marc Delcore, Greg Delcore, Ernest LaRouche, Zach Comtois. Seating for the theatre is reduce to 4,600 for the show; the theatre features two dance areas, table-service seating and the stage features a runway shaped like an inverted anchor. Rudolph stated Spears will not be miming the show and that Spears is undergoing vocal coaching to strengthen her voice, adding, "There might be some numbers where she's full out dancing with a track underneath her, but there won't be any lip-syncing across the board on anything". Days after tickets went on sales, figures were reported to be dismal, as only three of the 16 shows placed on sale were sold out. Many pointed to lip-syncing as the main issue. Spears' manager indicated Caesars Entertainment only placed ten-percent of tickets for each show on sale.

He stated VIP seating for all 16 shows were sold out within hours. The Huffington Post reported that by September 70,242 out of 73,600 tickets had been sold; the show begins w

Stanisław Wyspiański

Stanisław Mateusz Ignacy Wyspiański was a Polish playwright and poet, as well as interior and furniture designer. A patriotic writer, he created a series of symbolic, national dramas within the artistic philosophy of the Young Poland Movement. Wyspiański was one of the most outstanding and multifaceted artists of his time in Poland under the foreign partitions, he joined the trends of modernism with themes of the Polish folk tradition and Romantic history. Unofficially, he came to be known as the Fourth Polish Bard. Stanisław Wyspiański was born to Maria Rogowska, his father, a sculptor, owned an atelier on Wawel Hill. His mother died of tuberculosis in 1876. Due to problems with alcohol, Stanisław's father could not fulfil his parental responsibilities. Stanisław was adopted by her husband Kazimierz; the Stankiewicz family belonged to the bourgeois intellectual class. In their house, Wyspiański became acquainted with painter Jan Matejko, a frequent visitor. Matejko soon recognized that the boy gave him his first artistic guidance.

Wyspiański attended Saint Anne's secondary school. The school was unique for several reasons. First, although the Polish language was forbidden in educational institutions under foreign rule, the lectures at Saint Anne's were delivered in Polish. Second, the teacher's goal was to equip the students with a thorough knowledge of Polish history and literature. Third, graduates of the school, including Lucjan Rydel, Stanisław Estreicher and Henryk Opieński, were considered prominent figures in Kraków's cultural life; as a student, Wyspiański took particular interest in literature. According to Joanna Stankiewiczowa, the young Stanisław portrayed small cottages, plants and decorations. Wyspiański created a dramatic interpretation of Matejko's painting Stefan Batory pod Pskowem. In 1887 Wyspiański enrolled in the Faculty of Philosophy at Jagiellonian University and the School of Fine Arts in Kraków. While studying at the university, he attended lectures in art and literature. Jan Matejko, the dean of the School of Fine Arts, soon recognized Wyspiański's talent and asked him to join in the creation of a polychrome inside the Mariacki Church.

The years 1890–1895 were devoted to travel. Wyspiański visited Italy, Germany and France, his stay in France is regarded as a major point in his artistic life. He studied at the private Académie Colarossi. Since the school fee was high, Wyspiański applied for a grant. During his stay in France he got acquainted with Paul Gauguin. Together they visited art museums, where Wyspiański was bewitched by the beauty of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes's paintings, he attended theatre performances based on Shakespeare and classical era plays. His future dramas Daniel i Meleager and Powrót Odysa were based on the antic tradition. Meanwhile, he worked on several dramas, Królowa Polskiej Korony and the first version of Legenda; the play Legenda was based on the famous Polish legend of Sawa. In August 1894 he returned to Kraków, it was he designed and made a polychrome for the Franciscan Church, composed of flowery and heraldic motifs. Moreover, the prior of the church encouraged Wyspiański to design various stained glass windows, such as Blessed Salomea, Saint Francis Stigmata and God the Father.

Wyspiański received an award from the Polish Academy of Learning for the landscape of the Kopiec Kościuszki. As a painter, interior designer and poet he cooperated with the Municipal Theatre in Kraków. First he designed furniture and scenography for the theatre performances he staged various dramas on the stage of the theatre, he cooperated with the Kraków Society of Friends of Fine Art and in mid-1898 was named art manager of the weekly Życie. His first published dramas and Daniel i Meleager, did not receive the acclaim of the critics, it was the Warszawianka. The premiere of the drama marked his debut as a playwright of national dramas; the theatre premiere of the drama on 2 July 1901 starred Helena Modrzejewska as Maria. The years 1899–1900 marked the publication of Protesilas i Laodamia and Legion; this drama is regarded to be the author's polemic displaying a romantic vision of history. In 1900, Wyspiański married the mother of Teodora Pytko. In November the same year he participated in the wedding of his friend Lucjan Rydel in Bronowice, a village near Kraków.

The wedding party was the inspiration for his acclaimed play Wesele. It is a critical yet sarcastic exposé of Polish society of the 19th century. "Wesele" transformed Wyspianski from a moderately successful visual and verbal artist associated with the Young Poland movement into a national dramatist-visionary whose significance in Poland is comparable to Yeats's in Ireland, O'Neill's in America, or Maeterlinck's in Belgium." The drama depicted a powerless society. Although censorship barred the sale of copies of Wesele, the play was staged in the theatre. After the success of Wesele four new plays based on Polish history were publishe

Thomas Geierspichler

Thomas Geierspichler is a Paralympic wheelchair racer from Austria. He competes in the T52 classification, he competed in the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Australia. There he won a bronze medal in the men's Marathon - T52 event, went out in the first round of the men's 800 metres - T52 event, finished sixth in the men's 1500 metres - T52 event and finished eighth in the men's 5000 metres - T52 event, he competed at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Greece. There he won a gold medal in the men's 1500 metres - T52 event, a silver medal in the men's 800 metres - T52 event, a silver medal in the men's 5000 metres - T52 event, a silver medal in the men's Marathon - T52 event and a bronze medal in the men's 400 metres - T52 event, he competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China. There he won a gold medal in the men's Marathon - T52 event, a bronze medal in the men's 800 metres - T52 event, finished fifth in the men's 200 metres - T52 event and finished fourth in the men's 400 metres - T52 event As of January 2013, he holds T52 world records for 10000m and marathon distances.

Official Website Results for Thomas Geierspichler from the International Paralympic Committee