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2009–10 Tour de Ski

The 2009–10 Tour de Ski was the 4th edition of the Tour de Ski and took place 1–10 January 2010. The race started in Oberhof and ended in Val di Fiemme, Italy; the defending champions are Switzerland's Dario Cologna for the men and Finland's Virpi Kuitunen for the ladies. This year's event was won by Lukáš Bauer of the Czech Republic for the men and Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk for the ladies. 1 January 2010, Germany - prologue 2 January 2010, Oberhof - distance 3 January 2010, Oberhof - sprint Defending champion Virpi Kuitunen abandoned Tour de Ski after Stage 3 positioned in sixth place overall. 4 January 2010, Czech Republic - sprint Twenty male athletes left Tour de Ski after stage 4, including the tour leader Emil Jönsson, fourth placed Maxim Vylegzhanin and seventh placed Eldar Rønning. The top three finishers in the ladies' sprint stage did not compete in the following stage. 6 January 2010, Cortina d'AmpezzoToblach, Italy - handicap start 7 January 2010, Toblach - individual start 9 January 2010, Val di Fiemme - mass start 10 January 2010, Val di Fiemme - distance Official website

Peter Walsh (footballer)

Peter Walsh is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne and Port Adelaide in the Australian Football League. After two years at West Adelaide, Walsh made it on Melbourne's rookie list and was runner-up in the 1998 Gardiner Medal with good performances in the reserves, he was a regular in the team throughout the year. The following season he missed just one game and had 20 disposals from a half back flank in the 2000 AFL Grand Final loss to Essendon, his best football was played in 2001 and he polled 11 votes at the Brownlow Medal to finish as the top placed Melbourne player, with three best on grounds. Melbourne traded him to Port Adelaide in the 2004 AFL Draft, gaining pick 43 as a result, which they used to recruit Michael Newton. In his first season, he played 23 games, including two finals, he struggled with injury in 2006 and at the end of the season was delisted by Port Adelaide who were pushing for youth. He continued playing in the SANFL with West Adelaide. Holmesby and Main, Jim.

The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing. Peter Walsh's playing statistics from AFL Tables

Sean Rodriguez

Sean John Rodriguez is an American professional baseball utility player for the Miami Marlins organization. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Angels, Tampa Bay Rays, Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. Rodriguez was drafted out of high school by the Angels in the third round of the 2003 Major League Baseball draft, he made his major league debut in 2008. While a second baseman, Rodriguez has started at every position in his MLB career except for catcher. Rodriguez was born in Florida, to Cuban parents, his father, was responsible for teaching his son the game of baseball. By the age of four, Sean was using a 30-inch bat, weighted with a baseball doughnut. At age eight, he could throw baseballs from the outfield to home plate. Johnny coached Sean in Little League. Though Sean wanted to play shortstop at the time, his father placed him in the outfield, his father spent the 2014 season as Manager of the Rookie-level Johnson City Cardinals of the Appalachian League, has coached and scouted in eight organizations.

Sean's older brother, was a catcher in the Nationals’ minor league system for five years, is the head coach/instructor at Total Baseball Academy in Clearwater, Florida. Rodriguez attended Miami Coral Park High School, he transferred after his sophomore year to G. Holmes Braddock High School, where Rodriguez played shortstop for the baseball team. Rodriguez was drafted out of high school by the Anaheim Angels in the third round of the 2003 Major League Baseball draft, he signed for a $400,000 signing bonus. Rodriguez primarily a shortstop, began his professional career for the Rookie League Tempe Angels in 2003. In 54 games, he batted.269/.332/.380 with 2 home runs, 25 RBIs, 11 stolen bases in 216 at bats. Rodriguez split the 2004 season between the Rookie League Provo Angels, for whom he batted.338/.486/.569 and scored 64 runs with four triples and 55 RBIs and 51 walks, the Single-A Cedar Rapids Kernels. In a combined 421 at bats in 121 games, he batted.297/.420/.487 with 14 home runs, 72 RBIs, 23 stolen bases.

Rodriguez was named a Pioneer League postseason All-Star, was the Pioneer League MVP. Rodriguez spent the entire 2005 season playing for the Kernels, he played in 124 games with 448 at bats and batted.250/.371/.422 with 14 home runs, 45 RBIs, 27 stolen bases. In 2006, he split the year between the Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes with whom he batted.301/.377/.545 and was 2nd in the California League with 24 home runs, the Double-A Arkansas Travelers, the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees. On June 18 Rodriguez was the California League Player of the Week. In a combined 135 games, he batted.307 with 29 home runs. His 135 games were a career high for him, so were his.307/.387/.557 batting average, 29 home runs, 77 RBIs 522 at-bats, 34 doubles. He led the Quakes with 24 home runs, a.299 batting average, was tied for first in doubles with 29. Rodriguez was named a California League midseason and postseason All-Star, after the minor league season, was named by Baseball America and Topps as a High Class A All-Star.

In 2007, Rodriguez played for the Travelers again, this time for an entire season. In a career-high 136 games, he batted.254/.345/.423 with 84 runs, 31 doubles, 17 home runs, 73 RBIs while leading the league with 19 HBP. He led the Travelers with his 136 games played, came in second with 129 hits. Rodriguez was a Texas League midseason and postseason All-Star. On November 6, 2007, Rodriguez's contract was purchased by the Angels, protecting him from the Rule 5 draft. Rodriguez began the 2008 season for the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees. On April 18, he was recalled from the Bees and made his major league debut against the Seattle Mariners the next day, he went 1–4 in his debut. On July 14 he was the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week. For the Bees, he batted.306/.397/.645 with 21 home runs, 52 RBIs, 9 HBP in 248 at bats. For the 2008 season in the major leagues, he batted.204/.276/.317 with three home runs, 10 RBIs, three stolen bases in 167 at bats. On August 17, 2009, he was the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week.

In 2009 Rodriguez played most of the season for the Bees, for whom he hit.299/.400/.616 with 81 runs, 29 home runs, 93 RBIs, 9 steals, 13 HBP in 365 at bats. For the 2009 season in the major leagues, he had five hits including two home runs in 25 at bats. On September 1, 2009, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays as the player to be named in a deal that sent Scott Kazmir to the Angels. Fellow minor leaguers Matt Sweeney and Alexander Torres came to the Rays in the trade. Rodriguez was assigned to the AAA Durham Bulls. Rodriguez's final 2009 stats between Salt Lake City and Durham included him batting.294/.397/.608, with 30 home runs and 98 RBIs in 385 at-bats. In the Pacific Coast League he was 2nd in home runs, 4th in RBIs, 5th in OBP, 2nd in slugging percentage, 2nd in at bats per home run ratio. On September 23 Rodriguez helped Durham win the Triple-A championship, hitting a two-run homer in a 5–4 win over the Memphis Redbirds. In 2010, he played as their part-time second baseman and utility player.

In 343 at bats, Rodriguez hit.251/.308/.397 with 9 home runs, 40 RBIs in 343 at bats. He sto

Prostitute (1927 film)

Prostitute known as Slain by Life is a 1927 Soviet silent drama film directed by Oleg Frelikh. The film is set in Moscow during the mid 1920s, heyday of the New Economic Policy, or NEP; some live the high life while others survive. A young girl, Lyuba lives with her elderly Aunt Barbara; the aunt abuses the girl, "sells" her to a neighbor and kicks her out of the house. But Lyuba does not stay in the street for long, she is sheltered by a woman she meets, who turns out to be a brothel madam; the madam imposes a contract of adhesion upon the girl. The Tyrkin family lives next to Aunt Barbara. Pyotr Tyrkin works for the businessman-butcher Kondratiev. Tyrkin's everyday life is well-adjusted, his wife Vera raises their two young children. Working for Kondratiev brings a regular income. Tyrkin is killed. Left without a livelihood, Vera is forced by the situation to give herself to the butcher, to sell her body. On the street she meets with the veteran prostitute Manka. Manka tells Vera. After getting kicked out of the house by the mistress for having relations with her son, she became homeless.

On the street she came to work at a whorehouse and contracted a venereal disease from which she is still recovering. Vera is unable to earn money by prostitution. Both of her children fall ill. In desperation she tries to commit suicide by throwing herself into an ice-hole, but she is rescued. Among the saviors is Lyuba who managed to escape from the brothel and now works in a sewing workshop at a venereal dispensary, she has a new boyfriend is Shura, a member of the Komsomol. The brothel keeper does not want to just let Lyuba go, she threatens to tell Shura all about her past. So, the teary-eyed girl tells Shura everything herself. Shura helps to write a letter to the prosecutor; the police break up the den. Lyuba and Shura are happy. Life is getting better for Vera too because Shura helps her get a job as a railway points operator and her children begin to go the kindergarten. Manka is housed in a venereal hospital. "Prostitute" shares the glory of being the first Belarusian feature film together with "Forest Story".

Work on the film "Prostitute" started earlier and it was released first in the all-union movie theaters, but "Forest Story" was shown in Minsk first. Despite the film's success with the audience, the critics of that time did not receive the film too positively, some saw in it the influence of the "bourgeois pseudo-scientific German films". A circulaire dated 1937 from "Belgoskino" reported to Boris Shumyatsky in Moscow, the head of the main department of the film industry of the USSR about neutralizing "enemy" films; the ban for the film "Prostitute" was motivated by the fact that the film was seen as being "politically incorrect". A significant episode is dedicated to the lecture "about the dangers of prostitution and social ways of getting rid of it." The lecture uses the statistics available at simple animation. The intertitles are in three languages, Russian and Chinese. Y. S. Kalashnikov Essays on the history of Soviet Cinema: 1917—1934, — Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1956. Igor Avdeev, Larisa Zaitseva All Belarus Films: Catalog-Handbook.

Feature Films. — Minsk: Belaruskaya navuka, 2001. — Volume 1. — 240 pages. — ISBN 985-08-0023-2 Prostitute on IMDb mubi.com/films/prostitutka

Filipinos in India

Filipinos living in India consists of migrants from the Philippines to India. As of March 2013, there are about 3,500 Filipinos living in the country. Most Filipinos in India work in companies in the information technology industry, they would be managers, trainees on a limited schedule, or connected in sensitive positions. There are others working in other industries such as engineering, hospitality as well as foreign or diplomatic relations. There are smaller numbers of Filipinos working as musicians and singers working in the best nightspots in India as well as teachers in specific schools. Many of them live in cities such as Chennai, New Delhi and Mumbai. There are about 70 Filipinos living in Chennai, they come together for early Christmas celebrations every year in Nandambakkam, where they celebrate in the traditional Filipino way. There is a Filipino film festival in Chennai; the 10-day film festival is being jointly organised by the Madras Film Society, Embassy of the Philippines in New Delhi, the International Cine-Appreciation Foundation.

Mumbai is home to about 90 Filipino residents and most of them are married to Indian nationals. Many Filipinos who met their Malayali spouses while working in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf have settled in the state of Kerala. Juan R. Francisco - Filipino Indologist Noel Arellano - Filipino Community President, featured in Rated K,ABS-CBN etc.. Indian settlement in the Philippines India–Philippines relations