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Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness

Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness is a silent film about a poor farmer in northern Nan Province and his daily struggle for survival in the jungle. The film was directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, it was released by a division of Paramount Pictures. In the directors' own words, Chang is a "melodrama with man, the jungle, wild animals as its cast." Kru, the farmer depicted in the film, battles leopards, a herd of elephants, all of which pose a constant threat to his livelihood. As filmmakers and Schoedsack attempted to capture real life with their cameras, though they re-staged events that had not been captured adequately on film; the danger was real to all the animals involved. Tigers and bears are slaughtered on camera, while the film's climax shows Kru's house being demolished by a stampeding elephant. Chang was released for the first time on DVD by Image Entertainment on 21 November 2000. Milestone Video would release the film on VHS and on DVD on 8 January 2002 and 29 October 2013 respectively.

Chang was one of the "biggest movies of 1928". On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100% based on eight reviews, with a weighted average rating of 7.6/10. Author and film critic Leonard Maltin awarded the film three and a half of four stars, calling the film " fascinating ethnographic documentary/narrative". Mordaunt Hall from The New York Times praised the film, calling it "vivid and thrilling". Chang was nominated for the Academy Award for Unique and Artistic Production at the first Academy Awards in 1929, the only time that award was presented. List of films shot in Thailand Chang on IMDb Chang at AllMovie Chang at Rotten Tomatoes Chang at the TCM Movie Database

Mark Siegel

Mark Siegel is known both as an author, as the editorial director of First Second Books, a Macmillan imprint which publishes graphic novels for all ages. His books in print to date are Seadogs, An Epic Ocean Operetta, Long Night Moon, To Dance, A Ballerina's Graphic Novel, Moving House, his first picture book as author and illustrator, he illustrated Oskar and the Eight Blessings, winner of the 2015 National Jewish Book Award for Children's Literature. In 2017, Siegel launched the 5 Worlds graphic novel series, a five-volume science fiction story co-written with his brother Alexis Siegel, illustrated with Matt Rockefeller, Xanthe Bouma, Boya Sun. Book one: The Sand Warrior Book two: The Cobalt Prince Book three: The Red Maze Book four: The Amber Anthem Under the banner of First Second Books, located in the Flatiron Building in New York City, Siegel is the editor of works by authors and artists such as Ben Hatke, Gene Luen Yang, Jillian Tamaki, Paul Pope, Lewis Trondheim, Jane Yolen, Adam Rapp.

In 2006, First Second published American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, the first graphic novel nominated for a National Book Award, the first to win the American Library Association's Edward L. Printz Award. In 2015, First Second published This One Summer by the cousins Jillian and Mariko Tamaki, the first book in any format nominated as a finalist for both the American Library Association's Randolph Caldecott Award, the American Library Association's Edward L. Printz Award. Siegel has given lectures and workshops around North America, for authors, librarians, executives in many venues, at trade shows, Comic Cons, animation studios, including Blue Sky, DreamWorks and Pixar. In 2006, Siegel won the Texas Bluebonnet Award for Seadogs, An Epic Ocean Operetta, written by Lisa Wheeler. In 2007, Siegel and his wife, Siena Cherson Siegel, won a Sibert Honor for To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel. In 2015, Siegel and co-authors Tanya and Richard Simon won the Jewish National Book Award for Oskar and the Eight Blessings.

In 2017, the New York Public Library selected 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior in its Top Ten Best Books for Kids of 2017. "Sailor Twain, or the Mermaid in the Hudson"."Mark Siegel bio and media references". "Powell's Q&A with Mark Siegel". Powell's Books. Archived from the original on 2006-06-16. Media related to Mark Siegel at Wikimedia Commons

Thomas Dean

Thomas Arthur Dean was an English cricketer. Dean was a right-handed batsman. Dean made his first-class debut for Hampshire in the 1939 County Championship against Somerset. In the 1939 season, Dean took his first five wicket haul against Yorkshire, with figures of 5/58 in Yorkshire's second innings; the Championship match against Yorkshire was Dean's last before the start of the Second World War. After the war, Dean returned to playing for Hampshire. Dean's return match came against the Worcestershire in the 1946 County Championship. Dean took his only ten wicket haul in a match against Derbyshire, where Dean took his career best figures of 7/51, to give him match figures of 10/129. From 1946 to 1949 Dean played a further 25 matches for the county, with his final match for Hampshire coming against Kent in the 1949 County Championship. In his 28 first-class matches for Hampshire, Dean scored 283 runs at an average of 9.12, with a high score of 26. With the ball Dean took 51 wickets at a bowling average of 31.11, with best figures of 7/51, one of Dean's three four wicket hauls.

In 1954 Dean joined Devon. Dean made his debut for Devon against Cornwall and played in four Minor Counties matches for the county, with Dean's final Minor Counties match coming against the Surrey Second XI. Dean left Devon at the end of the 1954 season and shortly after moved to South Africa, where in 1956 he represented Eastern Province in a single first-class match against Border. Dean died at Alexandria, Eastern Cape on 4 June 2004. Thomas Dean at Cricinfo Thomas Dean at CricketArchive Matches and detailed statistics for Thomas Dean

Czech Republic–Kenya relations

Czech Republic–Kenya relations are bilateral relations between Czech Republic and Kenya. Kenya and the Czech Republic maintain cordial relations; the First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic visited Kenya in 2011. In 2006, the Czech Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade visited Kenya. A 14-member parliamentary team attended an inter-parliamentary meeting in Nairobi; the Kenyan tourism minister visited the Czech Republic in 2006. Kenya and the Czech Republic have signed agreements in: Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the governments of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and Kenya in 1964 Cultural Cooperation signed between the governments of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and Kenya in 1986 Air Services Agreement signed between the governments of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and Kenya in 1989Both countries have identified key areas in development such as commerce, tourism and culture. 10,000 Czech tourists visit Kenya annually. The first chartered flight from Prague to Kenya was inaugurated in 2006.

The Government of the Czech Republic offers two scholarships to Kenyans annually, about 30 Kenyans study in the Czech Republic. 50 Kenyans live in the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic has in the past offered assistance in environmental protection and drought mitigation. Kenya is one of the most important trade partners for the Czech Republic in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2006, bilateral trade was worth KES. 638.2 million. The Czech Republic exported goods worth KES. 446.1 million to Kenya. The balance of trade is still in favour of the Czech Republic as Kenya's exports consist of agricultural produce. Kenya's main exports to the Czech Republic include: coffee, cut flowers and vegetables; the Czech Republic's main exports to Kenya include: steel rods, glass beads and their spare parts and carpets, pharmaceuticals products, surgical equipments and agricultural inputs and vehicles. Kenya has an embassy in the Netherlands; the Czech Republic opened its embassy in Nairobi in November 2014. Embassy of the Czech Republic in Kenya

Akira Nagatsuma

Akira Nagatsuma is a Japanese politician of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, a member of House of Representatives in the Diet. Nagatsuma is the deputy leader and the head of the Tokyo chapter of the CDP, he had served as the Minister of Health and Welfare in the Hatoyama and Kan administration. He came to prominence. A native of Nerima and graduate of Keio University, he was elected for the first time in 2000 after unsuccessful runs in 1995 and 1996. Nagatsuma gained nationwide prominence after exposing scandals involving Japan's bureaucracy, including widespread mishandling of the national pension records and the misuse of public funds for kickbacks, he earned the nickname Mr Pension for his investigations into these scandals. His experience and expertise on pensions led him to be appointed to the Health and Welfare Ministry during the administrations of Prime Ministers Yukio Hatoyama and Naoto Kan. After Prime Minister Kan's first cabinet reshuffle, he moved to the DPJ party leadership and became the first vice secretary-general of the party.

He continued to be active in the Diet after leaving his cabinet post and became the chairman of the Welfare and Labour Committee in the House of Representatives in 2012. In December the same year, a general election was held and the LDP returned into power. Amidst large swings against the DPJ, Nagatsuma managed to hold his seat. Nagatsuma and Akihisa Nagashima were the only DPJ representatives in Tokyo to win single-seat constituencies in the election. Nagashima was defeated in his district in 2014, leaving Nagatsuma as the only DPJ member with a constituency seat in Tokyo. Nagatsuma continued to rise through the ranks of the party after the 2012 defeat, he became DPJ's deputy secretary-general in May 2013. After then-party leader Banri Kaieda was defeated in the 2014 election, Nagatsuma entered the race to succeed him, but lost to Katsuya Okada. Okada appointed Nagatsuma to be the party's deputy leader, a position he held after the merger with Japan Innovation Party. After the election of Seiji Maehara as a president of the post-merger Democratic Party in September 2017, Nagatsuma was appointed as the party's election campaign committee and its Tokyo chapter chairman.

Less than three weeks after the conclusion of the leadership race, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a snap general election in October. Earlier on the day of the PM's declaration, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike formed Kibō no Tō, intended to be a conservative alternative to the LDP. Many conservative-leaning DP members migrated en masse to Kibō after Maehara allowed DP members to run in the election under Kibō's banner. However, Koike imposed an ideological test that barred liberal DP members from joining Kibō; this spurred DP deputy president Yukio Edano to form the CDP just three weeks before the election. Nagatsuma, a founding member, was tapped as the party's deputy leader; the burgeoning CDP campaign received a surge of support in the run-up to election day. CDP made significant gains in the election across the country, becoming the country's largest opposition party; the surge was replicated in Tokyo, where the campaign was led by Nagatsuma. LDP's majorities were cut in seats; some were overturned, as in the case of former DPJ leaders Kan and Kaieda, who contested under the CDP banner and regained their seats.

After the election, Nagatsuma became the CDP's Tokyo chapter head. 政治家情報 〜長妻 昭〜. ザ・選挙. JANJAN. Archived from the original on 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2007-10-10. Official website in Japanese

Eva Köhler

Eva Luise Köhler is the wife of the former German President Horst Köhler and as such, was sometimes referred to by the media as the "First Lady" during her husband's presidency. She completed her Abitur in Ludwigsburg in 1966, studied History and Religion, she became a teacher of German. Eva Köhler was a member of the Social Democratic Party from 1972 to 1990 as she advocated Willy Brandt's Ostpolitik and participated in local politics, she left the SPD. Eva and Horst Köhler have two children and Jochen. Italy: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic Lithuania: Grand Cross of the Order of Vytautas the Great Netherlands: Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown