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Little Red Riding Hood (1997 film)

Little Red Riding Hood is a 1997 black and white short film based on the traditional children's fairytale Little Red Riding Hood. Written and directed by David Kaplan, it features Christina Ricci in the title role; the film bears similarities to some of the earliest versions of the fairytale, including the Italian "La finta nonna". This version of the classic children's story employs elements of black comedy; the black-and-white scenario shows the forest of the tale, narrator Quentin Crisp is the only voice heard in the film. An androgynous anthropomorphized black wolf, portrayed by ballet dancer Timour Bourtasenkov, tries to trick Little Red Riding Hood, he eats her grandmother, tries to eat her. However, she survives, she is clever enough manage without being rescued by the huntsman included in versions of the tale, does not "rescue" the eaten grandmother at all. She is thus portrayed, in another contrast to traditional depictions of the story, as being less than innocent. Christina Ricci: Little Red Riding Hood Timour Bourtasenkov: The Wolf Evelyn Solann: The Grandmother Quentin Crisp: Narrator Avignon Film Festival, 1998: Prix Panavision award, David Kaplan Avignon/New York Film Festival, 1998: Vision Award, Scott Ramsey Williamsburg Brooklyn Film Festival 1999: Certificate of Excellence — Best Cinematography, Scott Ramsey Red Riding Hood, a 2006 film taking another unconventional approach to the fable Red Hot Riding Hood, a 1943 Tex Avery cartoon emphasizing the sexual undertones of the character Little Red Riding Hood on IMDb

Vigdis Hjorth

Vigdis Hjorth is a Norwegian novelist. She grew up in Oslo, has studied philosophy and political science. In 1983, she published her first novel, the children's book Pelle-Ragnar i den gule gården for which she received Norsk kulturråd's debut award, her first book for an adult audience was Drama med Hilde. Om bare from 2001 is considered her most important novel, a roman à clef, she has mentioned Dag Solstad, Bertold Brecht and Louis-Ferdinand Céline as important literary influences. Hjorth has three lives in Asker. Gjennom skogen, 1986 Med hånden på hjertet, 1989 Fransk åpning, 1992 Død sheriff, 1995 Ubehaget i kulturen. Co-author with Arild Linneberg, 1995 Takk, ganske bra, 1998 En erotisk forfatters bekjennelser, 1999 Hva er det med mor, 2000 Om bare, 2001 Fordeler og ulemper ved å være til, 2005 Hjulskift, 2006 Tredje person entall, 2008 Snakk til meg, 2010 Et norsk hus, 2015 Arv og miljø, 2016 Biography and catalogue from the publishing house, Cappelen Facts about Vigdis Hjorth on Dagbladet

2017–18 Iranian Volleyball Super League

The Iranian Volleyball Super League 2017–18 was the 31st season of the Iranian Volleyball Super League, the highest professional volleyball league in Iran. Shams Tehran was docked 3 points due to the lack of participation in the youth league. All times are Iran Standard Time. All series were best-of-three format. Sarmayeh Bank Tehran vs. Havash GonbadShahrdari Varamin vs. Paykan TehranSaipa Tehran vs. Khatam ArdakanShahrdari Tabriz vs. Kalleh Mazandaran Sarmayeh Bank Tehran vs. Paykan TehranKhatam Ardakan vs. Shahrdari Tabriz Paykan Tehran vs. Shahrdari Tabriz3rd place playoffs between Shahrdari Tabriz and Paykan Tehran scheduled for 7, 11 and 14 March, were cancelled by mutual agreement; the two teams shared the 3rd place. Sarmayeh Bank Tehran vs. Khatam Ardakan Champions Sarmayeh Bank Tehran dissolved in March 2018 so runners-up Khatam Ardakan qualified for 2018 Asian Club Championship. Iran Volleyball Federation

Kraków Army

Kraków Army was one of the Polish armies which took part in the Polish Defensive War of 1939. It was created on March 23, 1939 as the main pivot of Polish defence, it was commanded by Gen. Antoni Szylling. Kraków Army was to be made of seven infantry divisions, two cavalry brigades and one mountain brigade. On September 1, 1939, General Szylling had the force which consisted of five infantry divisions, two cavalry brigades and one brigade of mountain infantry. Altogether, the army was made of 59 battalions, 29 squadrons, 352 cannons, 90 tanks, two armoured trains and 44 planes; these forces were not enough to halt German advance in the area north of Częstochowa, where Kraków Army connected with Łódź Army. Main thrust of Wehrmacht panzer units was directed there, this area was defended only by the Polish 7th I. D., destroyed in the early days of September 1939, opening the way towards central Poland. On March 15, 1939, units of the Wehrmacht entered Prague, two days earlier at Berlin, Joachim von Ribbentrop in a conversation with Polish ambassador Józef Lipski demanded definite answer to German demands of Free City of Danzig and a highway through the Polish Corridor.

On March 23, a number of officers of the Polish Army was ordered to come to the General Inspector of the Armed Forces in Warsaw. Together with General Antoni Szylling, these officers were ordered to create staff of the newly created Kraków Army; the army itself was created upon written order of Edward Rydz-Śmigły, handed to General Szylling on the same day, together with more detailed demands. On March 25, staff officers of Kraków Army arrived at Kraków, staying at the Jan III Sobieski barracks, where the 5th Military Police Unit was located. On the same day at noon, General Szylling met commanders of the divisions that came under his control, on March 27, the officers took their oath, its main task was to delay advancing German troops and withdraw eastwards along the northern line of the Carpathians and defend the industrialized Upper Silesia region, together with western counties of Lesser Poland and the Carpathian foothills. Altogether, Kraków Army defended southwestern border of Poland, from Krzepice near Częstochowa, to Czorsztyn.

In the area of Częstochowa, the 7th I. D. was placed, with its right wing supported by the Kraków Cavalry Brigade of General Zygmunt Piasecki. The remaining units were divided into two operational groups. Operational Group Silesia was made of the 23rd I. D. together with the 55th I. D. and soldiers manning the Fortified Area of Silesia. Operational Group Bielsko was made of the 21st I. D. and the 1st Brigade of Mountain Infantry. This group was located in the area of Żywiec, Chabówka, Bielsko-Biała. Furthermore, in the area of Pszczyna was the 6th I. D. and in the area of Kraków, the 10th Motorized Cavalry Brigade. Kraków Army's tasks were as follows: to defend Upper Silesia, to protect the general direction towards the city of Kraków from southwest, to defend the strategic rail line from Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice to Częstochowa, final line of defence was as follows: Fortified Area of Silesia - Mikołów - Pszczyna - Bielsko-Biała - Żywiec. Kraków Army fought against German Army Group South, whose units crossed the border on September 1, 1939, at 4 a.m.

In central part of the front, German 10th Army advanced, attacking in the sector from Tarnowskie Góry to Wieluń. North of the 10th Army was the 8th Army, in the south was and the 14th Army, advancing towards Kraków. On September 1, the Wehrmacht failed to cause a breach Polish positions, but it was obvious that the Germans tried to bypass Fortified Area of Silesia, attacking both north and south of the fortifications; as early as the night of September 1/2, Polish situation became difficult, as the 7th I. D. operating near Częstochowa, found it hard to halt the advance of the panzers of the XVI Panzer Corps, which fought their way into central Poland. This division was located some 40 kilometers away from other Polish units. On September 2, German 1st Panzer Division bypassed Częstochowa north of the city, supported by the Luftwaffe, managed to cross the Warta river. At the same time, Kraków Cavalry Brigade was attacked by the 2nd Light Division in the area of Woźniki. After heavy fighting, it withdrew towards Zawiercie, which caused a breach in the defensive line, enabling the Germans both to bypass Polish fortifications in Upper Silesia, to attack the 7th I.

D. from the rear. As a result, the 7th I. D. was destroyed on Sept. 2, its remaining units retreated to the forests near Koniecpol. This defeat enabled German XVI Panzer Corps to move towards Kielce without any problems. Since Polish Army did not have any reserve units east of Częstochowa, Edward Śmigły-Rydz ordered a detachment of the PZL.23 Karaś bombers to attack the advancing panzers. The attack, did not result in a success, the advance of the Wehrmacht continued. In the south, the Wehrmacht attacked on Sept. 2 in two spots - Mikołów/Pszczyna, Wysoka/Rabka. Near Pszczyna, Polish 6th I. D. failed to halt the 5th Panzer Division, in the morning of the same day, the 2nd Panzer Division was stopped in the Battle of Jordanów. At the same time, the Germans won the Battle of Węgierska Górka. In the afternoon of September 2, the s

Roman Catholic Diocese of Kumbo

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kumbo is a Roman Catholic diocese in the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda in Cameroon. The first German settlers were Missionaries of the Sacred Heart who arrived in 1912 and established their mission in 1913; the Diocese of Kumbo was erected by Pope John Paul II on Thursday, 18 March 1982, with territory taken from the Diocese of Bamenda. It is a suffragan diocese of the Metropolitan See of Bamenda along with the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Buea and Mamfe; the Diocese of Kumbo is made up of two civil administrative units, namely and Donga-Mantung Divisions in the North West Region of the Republic of Cameroon. Bui Division is further divided into 6 subdivisions: Kumbo Central, Oku, Mbven and Noni, while Donga-Mantung Division is divided into 5 subdivisions, viz: Nkambe Central, Ako and Nwa; the territory of Bui and Donga-Mantung Divisions situated in the Bamenda grassfields area of the North West Region of Cameroon covers a surface area of 8,000 square kilometers with a population of 789,000 of whom over 202,543 are Catholics.

There are 11 ethnic groups: Nso’ tribe, the Oku tribe and the Noni tribe in Bui Division, the Wimbum, Jukum, Mfumte, Yamba and Mambila tribes in Donga-Mantung Division. Each of these tribes has its own language and dialects. Considering the fact that the average annual population growth is about 2.36%, the total population of the diocese has grown from 653,244 in 1998 to 734,052 in 2003. Since the area of the territory is about 8,000 km2, the population density is about 92 people per km2; this is one of the densely populated Catholic dioceses in Cameroon. There are three main religious groups in the Diocese of Kumbo, the Christians, the Muslims and the adherents of the African Traditional Religion; the present statistics reveal that the adherents of the African Traditional Religion are still the majority, followed by the Christians in the second place and the Moslems. The Christians are further regrouped into Catholics, Presbyterians and some Evangelical and Pentecostal Communities like the Churches of Christ and the Deeper Life Church.

The population of this latter group is insignificant, made up of drop-outs from the other Christian groups. The Catholic population has continued to grow with an average of about 4,140 baptisms per year, about 5,429 catechumens per year. There are no available statistics from the main Protestant Churches, the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon and the Cameroon Baptist Convention; the evangelical groups, like the Churches of Christ and Deeper Life Church, which can be considered as sects, recruit their followers from the mainline Protestant Churches. They are active among students and young people. There are no available statistics about the Muslims. In the Kumbo urban area there are a Teacher Training College; the Moslem population is made up of the traditionally Islamic tribes, the Hausa people, the Fulanis and the Wodaabe or the Bororo people, who are grazers, those from the local tribes who have been Islamized. The greater bulk of this category and of the Moslems in general is found among the Nso Tribe.

They win some of their converts women, through marriage and by giving cows as bait to the young people who want to get rich overnight. The adherents of the African Religions still constitute the bulk of the population; as with Islam, there are no statistics about them. The cathedral is Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Cathedral in Kumbo. Below is a full list of Deaneries and Parishes in the two civil administrative units that make up the Diocese of Kumbo. Bishops of Kumbo, in reverse chronological order Bishop George Nkuo Bishop Cornelius Fontem Esua, appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Bamenda Agapitus Enuyehnyoh Nfon, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Bamenda in 2011 The diocese of Kumbo is led by The Bishop The Vicar-General Two Episcopal Delegates or Vicars The Vicar for Catechists The Vicar for Laity The Council of Priests The Chairman for the Association of Diocesan Priests Additionally, there is a Presbyteral Council, various consultative Committees and Commissions and each Deanery has a Dean or a Vicar Forane.

MALE CONGREGATIONS Priests Saint Joseph’s Society for Foreign Missions, MHM Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, O. F. M. Cap Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Saint Quentin, SCJ Order of the Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools or the Piarist Fathers, Sch. P Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary - Claretian Missionaries Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus, RCJBrothers The Marist Brothers of the Schools FEMALE CONGREGATIONS Vocational Training Secondary Education The Diocese of Kumbo, in addition to the work within the 27 parishes, operates some services centrally; the best known of these are BEPHA, the Printing and Communication Centre, a Carpentry and Construction Department, a Mechanical and Technical Training Centre and the Catholic Book Centre. The Diocese operates Pilot Agricultural Training Projects at Mfumte and Misaje; the Diocese is runs the FACTS Project for Catholic schools and colleges. There are outreach programmes for orphans and vulnerable children.

The diocese is home to Community Based Organization programme for local communities and underprivileged children. Roman Catholicism in Cameroon Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis - Cameroon ht