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Christine Taylor

Christine Joan Taylor-Stiller is an American actress. She is known for playing Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel, as well as roles in The Wedding Singer and DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story. Taylor was born on July 30, 1971, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Joan, a homemaker, Albert E. "Skip" Taylor III, who owns a security company. She grew up in neighboring Wescosville, she has one brother. Taylor attended Allentown Central Catholic High School. Taylor began her acting career in 1989 on the Nickelodeon children's television series Hey Dude where she played the lifeguard Melody Hanson, she continued in that role through 1991 while making various guest appearances on other programs. In 1995, Taylor was cast as Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie and in A Very Brady Sequel. Following The Brady Bunch Movie, Taylor made several comedic guest appearances on the TV series Ellen, landing the lead role in the television series Party Girl, based on the 1995 film of the same name, more guest appearances on Seinfeld and Friends.

She played the racist school bully Laura Lizzie in the 1996 horror film The Craft, played Drew Barrymore's cousin, Holly Sullivan, in the 1998 comedy The Wedding Singer. In 2001, she starred alongside her husband Ben Stiller in Zoolander, she made television appearances as a guest star, in 2005, in two episodes of Arrested Development as "Sally Sitwell" and, in 2006, in an episode of NBC's My Name Is Earl. In July 2006, Taylor's ex-husband Ben Stiller announced plans to direct a CBS sitcom starring Taylor, but the series never aired, she has appeared with Mandy Moore in License to Wed.. In 2010, Taylor guest starred in Hannah Montana Forever. In 2010, she starred in the Hallmark Channel Christmas movie Farewell Mr. Kringle. In 2013, Taylor reprised her role as Sally Sitwell in two episodes of the revived Arrested Development. Taylor guest starred on Elementary in 2017. Taylor married actor Ben Stiller on May 13, 2000, they met while making the TV show Heat Jack. Stiller and Taylor appeared together in Zoolander, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Tropic Thunder, Zoolander 2, the TV series Arrested Development and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

They have a daughter and a son. Both adopted a vegan diet for health reasons. After 17 years of marriage and Taylor separated in 2017. Christine Taylor on IMDb

Eliseo Grenet

Eliseo Grenet Sánchez was a Cuban pianist and a leading composer/arranger of the day. He composed music for stage shows and films, some famous Cuban dance music. Eliseo was one of all composers, the others being Emilio and Ernesto. Emilio went on composing after having a leg bitten off by a shark in 1930. Eliseo studied music under Mercedes Valenzuela and Leandro Simón Guergué, the father of Moisés Simons. In 1905 he played piano in the silent film theatre La Caricatura, in 1909 directed the orchestra of the Politeama Habanero theatre, which showed zarzuelas, he joined the company of Regino López at the Teatro Cubano. In 1925 Grenet founded a jazz band which played in the Jockey Club; the line-up included Grenet. In 1927 came the premiere of the zarzuela La Niña Rita, o La Habana de 1830 at the Teatro Regina, with music by Grenet and Ernesto Lecuona. In this zarzuela, Grenet's number, the tango-congo Ay, Mamá Inéz, became a huge hit, remains popular today and is heard at wedding receptions, its origins lie in a comparsa number of 1868, in its new guise became one of the signature numbers for the vedette Rita Montaner.

In 1930 he set a number of Nicolas Guillén's poems Motivos del son to music. Grenet left Cuba in 1932 after falling foul of some of Gerardo Machado's henchmen, for the lyric of his Lamento cubano, which had the line: Ay Cuba hermosa, por qué sufres hoy tantos quebrantos? He returned. Whilst abroad in Spain he directed the orchestra in Barcelona. Next, in Paris, he directed the same work. In Paris, too, he played piano at La Cueva, the nightclub he owned, in the resident band of Julio Cueva. There he joined his brother Ernesto, it was here that playing La comparsa de los congos, that he realized the potential of this carnival rhythm. It has been said that he introduced the conga to America, this may or may not be true; the Lecuona Cuban Boys, a touring band, were playing congas at the same time. In 1936 he founded the night-club El Yumurí, on New York City; this which featured a local Puerto Rican group led by Pedro Flores, a cabaret. In 1938 Grenet presented the review La Conga in his club, put on a spectacular at the Teatro Hispano in New York, with the leading Cuban singer Panchito Riset.

Grenet wrote and sometimes directed music for a number of musical stage shows and films, recorded for Columbia Records and Brunswick Records. Overall, his style and influence was part of the afrocubanismo movement between the two world wars, he wrote film music for La Princesa Tam-tam. Music for the following zarzuelas and other musical theatre: La toma de Veracruz, premiered in 1914 in the Teatro Alhambra, Como las golondrinas, El mendigo, El santo del hacendado, El submarino cubano, El tabaquero, La camagüeyana, La virgen morena, Mi peregrina maldita, La Niña Rita, o La Habana en 1830, music co-authored with Ernesto Lecuona. Grenet wrote, amongst many other numbers, Las perlas de tu boca, El sitierito, Lamento esclavo, Tabaco verde, La comparsa de los congos, La mora, México, La princesa tam-tam, Papá Montero, Rica pulpa, Mi vida es cantar, Lamento cubano, Negro bembón, Tu no sabe inglé, Sóngoro cosongo, Ay! Mamá Inés

Ferenc Farkas (Zala county auditor)

Ferenc Farkas de Boldogfa was a Hungarian nobleman, Zala county auditor, monetary comptroller of the county, administrative committee member of Zala county, landowner. Born in the family states at the town of Zalaboldogfa located in the county of Zala, in the former Kingdom of Hungary, he descended from the ancient Roman Catholic Hungarian noble family Farkas de Boldogfa, he was son of Ferenc Farkas de Boldogfa, landowner and Borbála Joó. His paternal grandparents were János Farkas de Boldogfa, lawyer, Prothonotary of the county of Zala, Judit Sümeghy de Lovász et Szentmargitha, his cousin was Imre Farkas de Boldogfa, landowner, chief magistrate of the district of Zalaegerszeg, the father of József Farkas de Boldogfa, politician, Member of the Hungarian Parliament. Ferenc lost his father. After finishing his studies he administrated his state in Boldogfa, he was raised according to the thoughts and ideas of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, as his father was a good friend of Ferenc Deák, his godfather was Lajos Csillagh de Csáford, the vice-ispán of Zala county during the uprising of 1848.

He became the keeper of the Skublics Library of the county and he was elected administrative committee member of Zala county. He married the widow of his best friend the Hungarian noble lady Zsófia Marton de Nemesnép, who lost her husband Lajos Viosz de Nemesvita. Zsófia Marton was the daughter of the Hungarian nobleman József Marton de Nemesnép, landowner in Zala county, Rozália Szluha de Verbó. Zsófia Marton de Nemesnép gave birth to Ferenc Farkas de Boldogfa three boys and one girl, two relevant ones were: István Farkas de Boldogfa, chief magistrate of the district of Sümeg, Knight Sándor Farkas de Boldogfa, colonel. Farkas Ferenc took an active role in Zala county's society, he was one of the first supporters of the fire-fighting introduction and he assisted in several occasions to extinguish fire. On 2 December 1883 he was elected vice auditor of Zala county, he was one of the first members of the agricultural circle of Zala when it was founded in 1887. On 5 October 1890 he was appointed as honorary auditor of Zala county.

On 29 December 1901 was Ferenc Farkas de Boldogfa. On 2 of December 1904 he was appointed by the Kingdom's minister of finance was the monetary comptroller of Zala county. Ferenc Farkas was a great supporter of the political Party of Independence and'48, had great respect for Lajos Kossuth. On January 1908 he became ill suffering of serious stomach issues; the doctors determined he will recover soon, however on the night of 20 January 1908 he became worse and got a stroke. He died few moments in Zalaegerszeg. On his funeral was present count Pál Batthyány de Németújvár főispán of Zala, Lajos Árvay de Iszkáz, vice-ispán of Zala and all the most prominent personalities of the county next to his family


Sylvaner or Silvaner is a variety of white wine grape grown in Alsace and Germany, where its official name is Grüner Silvaner. While the Alsatian versions have been considered simpler wines, it was included among the varieties that can be used to produce Alsace Grand Cru wine together with the four'noble grapes' of Alsace, although only in one vineyard, Zotzenberg; this dichotomy is explained by the vigour of the Sylvaner vine and the grape's neutral flavour, which can lead to blandness unless yields are controlled. On the other hand, it gives a blank canvas for the expression of terroir, on good sites with skilled winemaking, Sylvaner can produce elegant wines, it has high acidity but reaches high must weights, so is blended with other varieties such as Riesling or Elbling, is sometimes made into a dessert wine. Sylvaner is an ancient variety that has long been grown in Transylvania. In Germany it is best known as a component of Liebfraumilch and production boomed in the 1970s to the detriment of quality, but it has long enjoyed a better reputation in Franconia than in other German wine regions.

DNA fingerprinting has revealed it to be a cross between Traminer and the "hunnic" variety Österreichisch-Weiß. As a result, it is now thought to have originated in Austrian Empire, it is thought that the grape came to Germany after the Thirty Years War as there is a record of Sylvaner from Austria being planted at County of Castell in Franconia on 5 April 1659. So Germany celebrated the 350th anniversary of Silvaner in 2009, its name has been taken to be associated with either Latin silva or saevum, before modern ampelography it was sometimes assumed that this variety had a close relationship with wild vines. Before DNA typing, some assumed an origin in Transylvania based on its name. A lot of Sylvaner was planted in Germany and Alsace after the Second World War, reaching 30% and 25% of total vineyard area in the 1960s - 1970s, it was Germany's most grown variety until it was overtaken by Müller-Thurgau around 1970. Much of the German crop was blended into Liebfraumilch, but overproduction ruined its reputation, changing tastes led to many vines being grubbed up.

Liebfraumilch became popular again with new wine drinkers and again changing tastes. However, in Franconia, where Liebfraumilch may not be produced and which stuck to dry white wines in the decades when most other German regions produced semi-sweet wines, Silvaner has kept its popularity. Single-variety semi-sweet Silvaner, which used to be common, has all but disappeared from the German wine production. More there has been a revival in Alsace based on low yields from good vineyard sites, with formal recognition in 2006 as Zotzenburg Sylvaner became the first to be designated an Alsace Grand Cru. In the 1970s Brown Brothers experimented with "Syilvaner" in northeastern Victoria, but nothing seems to have come of it. There are just 34 hectares of Sylvaner in its land of origin, a victim of the trend in Austrian wine towards drier styles. Sylvaner is grown in Eastern Croatia, in the regions of Slavonija and Srijem, as well as in other regions. In recent years high-quality semi-dry Silvanac zeleni from Orahovica has become one of Croatia's more popular whites.

Sylvaner has a controversial place in Alsace wine. Since 2006, it may be used in Alsace Grand Cru, reserved for the four "noble grapes" Gewürztraminer, Pinot gris and Riesling, but only in the Zotzenberg vineyard, which together with Altenberg de Bergheim and Kaefferkopf were allowed to produce mixed variety wines as Alsace Grand Cru. Zotzenberg Grand Cru wines may consist of Gewürztraminer, Pinot gris and Sylvaner in any combination, it is therefore possible to produce a varietally pure "Sylvaner Grand Cru" from this vineyard, but it may not be labelled so, only "Zotzenberg". After this, Jean Trimbach's view was that "This Sylvaner grand cru is only possible in Zotzenberg, it is a recognition of the terroir, but we should stop there." As in Germany, Sylvaner has been falling in popularity since the 1970s, declining from 25% of Alsace vineyards to 10% in that time. First recorded at Castell in 1659, Silvaner reached a peak in the 1960s-1970s, with 30% of German vineyards; however overproduction during the Liebfraumilch years ruined its reputation, it has since retreated to its stronghold in Franconia, where on the best chalky Muschelkalk terroir it can produce wines that can compete with the best German white wines which are made out of the Riesling grape.

These powerful wines are considered food-friendly and are described as having an "earthy" palate. Under VDP Erste Lage/Grosses Gewächs rules, Silvaner may be used for Grosses Gewächs wines, but only in Franconia and Saale-Unstrut and not in any of the other 11 German wine regions. Silvaner is grown in Rheinhessen and Palatinate, is sometimes made into dessert wine. There are 5,000 hectares in Germany, just 5% of the total area under vine; the official name of the variety in Germany is Grüner Silvaner, spelled with an "i" in difference from Alsace and its homeland of Austria. The Silvaner is not matured in barrique barrels to avoid the fine and fruity body of the Silvaner being overwhelmed by the oak taste. In Transylvania, presumed to be the homeland of Silvaner, two varieties of this grape are grown: the Sylvaner roz and the Sylvaner Verde B in wineyards as Jidvei and Nachbil Silvaner is traditionally grown in the Limbach village in Slovakia

Jean de Bodt

Jean de Bodt was a Baroque architect of the 18th century. Bodt was born in Paris to French Huguenot parents, he studied architecture, but was forced to flee from France after the Edict of Fontainebleau in the entourage of William III of Orange, the William III of England to the Netherlands and further to London in 1688. He was promoted to a Captain of the British Engineer Corps. In 1699 he moved to Berlin to accomplish the construction of the Zeughaus, now influenced by the French and British style of the late 17th century. Bodt worked at the Palaces of Potsdam and Schlodien, the Fortress of Wesel and completed the construction plans of the tower of the Berlin Parochialchurch in 1715. According to his drafts, Friedrichstein Palace in East Prussia was built for Count Dönhoff under the supervision of John von Collas. Between 1709 and 1714 In 1728 switched into Saxonian service, where he became general intendant of civil and military buildings as successor of Count Wackerbarth and he received the title of General of the Infantry in 1741, but worked as an architect.

Together with Pöppelmann and Longuelune he converted a small country house into the Japanese Palace at Dresden. He founded the Dresden Engineer Academy in 1742. Bodt died in Dresden. John von Collas Hans-Joachim Kuke: Jean de Bodt 1670–1745. Architekt und Ingenieur im Zeitalter des Barock. Verlag Werner, Worms 2002, ISBN 3-88462-179-3 Klaus-Ludwig Thiel: Staatsbauentwürfe Jean de Bodts für Friedrich I. in Theorie und Praxis. Kleikamp, Köln 1987

Charlie Tygard

Charles "Charlie" Tygard was a member of the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County, representing the 35th district. According to the unofficial results for the September 11 general election, he has won a Metro Council at-large seat. Charlie Tygard was first elected to the Metro Council in 1989 and served until 1995, he was re-elected in 2002. In 2006 and 2007, he was the Chair of the Tourism Committee, he worked on the Finance Committee. He finished among the top nine candidates for at-large seats on the Metro Council in the August 2, 2007 election, won a seat on September 11 according to the unofficial election results. Charlie Tygard runs the Accurate Bookkeeping Service, he was the Executive Director of Youth Incorporated. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Economics. Charlie Tygard held a meeting on January 25, 2003 at Bellevue Middle School to discuss the construction of a new library in Bellevue, he wrote a substitute bill for an ethics bill, which did not require self-employed council members to disclose names of individual clients.

The substitute bill, like one rewrite of the original bill, prohibited members from receiving food and travel expenses worth more than $100 annually from one source. He co-sponsored legislation that would have relaxed restrictions on new car washes. Charlie Tygard proposed an ordinance to the Metro Nashville Council that would attempt to bypass a newly approved state law that would allow law-abiding citizens to carry firearms into restaurants that serve alcohol. Charlie Tygard voted against canceling zoning in Percy Priest Lake, against Sylvan Park historic zoning, for Lower Broadway historic zoning, for a Westin Hotel on Lower Broadway, for rezoning Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. On the third reading, he voted for the proposal for a new ballpark for the Nashville Sounds, which included provisions for hotels, condos and other businesses on the land adjacent to the stadium. Charlie Tygard voted against raising pay rates for city council members from $6,900 to $15,000, the vice mayoral salary from $8,900 to $17,000, the mayoral salary from $75,000 to $136,500