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Clueless (film)

Clueless is a 1995 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written and directed by Amy Heckerling. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, Dan Hedaya, Brittany Murphy, it was produced by Robert Lawrence. It is loosely based with a modern-day setting of Beverly Hills; the plot centers on Cher Horowitz, a rich and beautiful high school student, who befriends a new student named Tai Frasier and decides to give her a makeover. Clueless was filmed in California over a 40-day schedule; the film's director, studied real Beverly Hills high school students to learn the lingo and to understand how real teens in the 1990s talked. The film grossed $56.1 million in the United States. It has received positive reviews from critics and is considered to be one of the best teen films of all time. Clueless has a continuing legacy; the film was followed by a spin-off television sitcom, series of books, Paramount Studios has announced that they are producing a remake. Cher Horowitz lives in a Beverly Hills mansion with a $500-an-hour litigator.

Cher is attractive and wealthy. She attends Bronson Alcott High School with her best friend, Dionne Davenport, wealthy and beautiful. Dionne has a long-term relationship with popular student Murray. Josh, Cher's conscious ex-stepbrother, visits her during a break from college, they spar continually but playfully. She mocks his idealism, while he teases her for being selfish and superficial, saying that her only direction in life is "toward the mall". Cher plays matchmaker for two hard-grading teachers at Mr. Hall and Miss Geist, she facilitates the relationship between the teachers to make them relax their grading standards so she can renegotiate a bad grade on her report card. After she sees their newfound happiness, she realizes, she decides to give back to the community by "adopting" a "tragically unhip" new girl at school, Tai Frasier. Cher and Dionne give Tai a makeover, which gives Tai a sense of style. Cher tries to extinguish the attraction between Tai and Travis Birkenstock, an amiable skateboarding slacker, to steer her towards Elton, a popular and wealthy student.

Elton fails to seduce Cher. A handsome new student at their school named. Murray explains to Dionne that Christian is gay. Despite the failure of this endeavor, Cher remains on friendly terms with Christian due to her admiration of his taste in art and fashion. Matters take a turn for the worse. Cher's frustration escalates when she can not change the result; when she returns home, Tai confesses her fancy for Josh and wants Cher's help in pursuing him. Cher says Tai is not right for Josh and they quarrel, their disagreement ends with Tai calling Cher a "virgin who can't drive". Feeling "totally clueless", Cher reflects on her priorities and her repeated failures to understand or appreciate the people in her life. After thinking about why she is bothered by Tai's interest in Josh, Cher realizes that she loves him, she begins making awkward but sincere efforts to live a more purposeful life, including captaining the school's Pismo Beach disaster relief effort. Cher and Josh admit their feelings for one another, culminating in a tender kiss.

Mr. Hall and Miss Geist wed, she embraces Josh and they kiss. According to the special feature titled "Creative Writing", Heckerling describes the origins of Clueless as follows: I went to 20th Century Fox and they said "We want you to do something about teenagers." And I thought "I'm so tired about doing stuff about teenagers." But they said, "We want you to do something about the'in' crowd." I thought "I'll do it if I can make fun of them." So, we developed this script. It was a pilot for a TV show, and it was about this girl, happy, no matter what happened. And I was getting into that kind of character, but nothing happened with it. They passed on it, they didn't get it, and a number of things were sort of falling through. I was just getting frustrated. So I switched agents and when I had my new agent, they said: "What have you been working on?" So I showed one of the agents there, this pilot. And he said, "This is too good for TV. You should make this into a feature." She follows up on the connections to the Jane Austen novel, Emma: I started to think, "What's the larger context for that kind of a'nothing can go wrong"always looks through rose colored glasses' kind of girl?"

And I remembered Emma. So, I took it out and reread it, I said: "Unconsciously, I've been writing an Emma-like character." Because I've always loved it and part of it had sort of stored it away in my brain... So I related to her and got into it, and the plot was so brilliantly laid out in Emma. So I tried to take all the things that were in this sort of pretty 1800s world and see what would that be like if it was in Beverly Hills. Associate producer Twink Caplan recalls what the proposed TV show's initial title: No Worries was the original television script that Amy wrote. We went to I Was a Teenage Teenager because with every new draft that Amy writes, she picks a whole new title. Fox put the film in a turnaround; the male studio h

Ernie Newton (politician)

Ernest E. Newton is an American politician in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Newton served for seventeen years in the Connecticut General Assembly, serving in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1988 to 2003 and in the Connecticut State Senate from 2003 to 2006, he pleaded guilty to federal felony corruption charges in September 2005 and served several years in federal prison. Newton was released in February 2010 and in 2012 unsuccessfully attempted a political comeback, losing in the primary in a race for his old state Senate seat. In 2015, Newton was convicted on separate state campaign finance fraud charges. Newton, a Democrat part of the Democratic Party of Connecticut, was a member of the Bridgeport City Council in the 1980s, he served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1988 to 2003 and in the Connecticut State Senate from 2003 to 2006. Newton represented an area of Bridgeport, one of poorest districts in Connecticut, was "a powerful figure from the city's East Side for more than two decades."Newton has admitted to receiving treatment for a crack cocaine habit in 1995 while in the state Senate.

During his seventeen years in the state Legislature, Newton "was known for high-flown rhetoric, at one point describing himself as'the Moses of my people' and'God's faithful servant.'" Newton is known for his flamboyant clothing, wearing colorful tailored suits with matching shoes. Newton pleaded guilty in federal court on September 20, 2005 to charges of bribery, mail fraud and evasion of federal income tax. Newton admitted to taking a $5,000 bribe secure $100,000 in State Bond Commission grant funds for Progressive Training Associates Inc. a vocational training program, to misappropriating $40,682 in campaign funds for his own expenses. The executive director of the Progressive Training Associates, Warren Keith Godbolt, who gave the bribe, was convicted of bribery in 2005. Godbolt cooperated with investigators in their investigation of Newton and was sentenced to probation. In February 2006, Newton was sentenced to five years in federal prison. In imposing the sentence, Senior U. S. District Court Judge Alan H. Nevas criticized Newton's "Moses" remark, saying "I don't think there's any reference in the Bible... that as God led his people for 40 years in the desert that he took money from them."In February 2010, he was released from the federal prison camp in Lewisburg and moved to a halfway house in Waterbury, Connecticut.

In January 2012, after his release from prison, he announced that he would be seeking to return as the state Senator for the 23rd Senate district, his old seat. In May 2012, Newton received an endorsement from the Democratic Town Committee under Chairman Mario Testa to run for Senate. In the three-way August 2012 Democratic primary in August 2012, Newton lost to state Representative Andres Ayala, Jr. who received the endorsement of Mayor Bill Finch. Ayala defeated incumbent senator Edwin A. Gomes. Ayala received 2,129 votes, Newton 1,739 votes, Gomes 1,138 votes. In 2014, Newton again unsuccessfully sought to make a political comeback, running for the 124th state House district. In March 2014, Newton again won the Democratic town committee nomination. However, Newton's opponent Andre F. Baker, Jr.—an undertaker, former Bridgeport city councilman, board of education member—forced a Democratic primary by petition, in the August 2014 primary election defeated Newton. Baker received the key support of Mayor Bill Finch.

Baker received 697 votes to Newton's 430. Newton was arrested in January 2013 on state campaign finance fraud charges. On January 16, 2015, Newton was convicted of three charges of "illegal practices in campaign financing" and acquitted on a charge of witness tampering; the jury deadlocked on two other counts of illegal practices in campaign financing and two counts of first-degree larceny, a mistrial was declared on those four charges. On May 13, 2015, Newton was sentenced to three sentences of six months in jail, to run concurrently with each other, on the state charges; the state judge found that Newton received no personal financial benefit from the crime, that the offense was a result of "his campaign's sloppiness and failure to keep track of how much it had raised"—a mitigating factor. The state judge freed Newton pending appeal and determined that if Newton was sent to prison for violating the terms of his federal probation, his six-month state sentence would run concurrently with his federal probation-violation sentence.

Newton appeared in federal court in Hartford the next day. A retrial on the first-degree larceny charges is pending. Newton rejected a plea offer in July 2016. For his retrial, Newton is seeking to be represented by a public defender, but it is unclear if Newton is income-eligible for publicly funded representation. In 2018, the Connecticut Supreme Court overturned Newton's convictions for campaign finance violations, determining in a unanimous ruling that the jury instructions improperly omitted an intent element of the offense. In 2017, Newton mounted a political comeback when he was elected to the City Council again from his East End district, he defeated Councilman James Holloway in the September primary election and the won the general election. As a result, Bridgeport has two convicted felons in its city government: Newton and Mayor Joseph P. Ganim. Newton is married.

Dinas Mawddwy

Dinas Mawddwy is a town in the community of Mawddwy in south-east Gwynedd, north Wales. It lies within the Snowdonia National Park, but just to the east of the main A470, many visitors pass the village by, its population is 600. The village marks the junction of the unclassified road to Llanuwchllyn which climbs up through the mountains to cross Bwlch y Groes at its highest point, the second highest road pass in Wales; this minor road provides the closest access to the mountain Aran Fawddwy and is the nearest settlement to Craig Cywarch. Dinas Mawddwy is the home of the 1996 British Rally Championship winner Gwyndaf Evans and his son Elfyn Evans, winner of both Wales WRC Rally GB 2017 and Swedish WRC Rally 2020. Dinas Mawddwy stands at the confluence of three rivers; the Afon Cywarch flows from the mountains to the north and the Afon Cerist flows from the west, both joining the River Dyfi here. The Dyfi flows south to Cemmaes Road; the mountains to the north are the Aran Fawddwy range of rocky peaks.

To the south and the west stand the Dyfi Hills, dominated by Maesglase 3 miles west of the town. Dinas Mawddwy itself is dominated by Foel Dinas. There are thought to be two Iron Age fortifications in the immediate vicinity of Dinas Mawddwy. One is on the top of Moel Benddin; the second fortification was in C'aer-bryn field, to the south of the Buckley Arms Hotel, that still had stonework in place in the late 18th century. The Ancient borough of Mawddwy was the only remaining part of the Kingdom of Powys still ruled by members of the native "royal family" after 1309. On the division of the realm in 1293, Mawddwy had been awarded to William de la Pole and his descendants; the ruling family in Mawddwy would expire in the male line in 1414. Dinas Mawddwy was the seat of the borough of Mawddwy and received its charter in 1394; the Mayor of Mawddwy had the power to try offenders within the borough and punish them in the stocks, to grant licenses to public houses, although this latter power ended in 1872.

In the 16th century, the Mawddwy area was home to a band of highway robbers and bandits named the ‘Gwylliaid Cochion Mawddwy’ or ‘Gwylliaid y Dugoed’. The Gwylliaid were the dregs of society, who came to the Dinas Mawddwy area having been excommunicated from their own areas; some were hanged and others were exiled from the area forever. Two brothers pleaded to be pardoned by the Baron Owain, his rejection of the plea enraged the Gwylliaid, they were intent on revenge and one night, while the Baron travelled home from Montgomeryshire, the Gwylliaid set traps on the road and shot arrows at the baron and his company. His body was found with thirty arrows attached to it; the village was served by the standard gauge Mawddwy Railway which connected with the Cambrian Railways at Cemmes Road railway station. Dinas Mawddwy was the northern terminus of the railway, built to serve the slate quarries at Minllyn and Aberangell and to provide passenger services along the upper Dyfi valley; the railway opened in 1867 and ran passenger services until 1 January 1931.

It closed in September 1950 after heavy flooding of the River Dyfi damaged the railway bridge north of Cemmes Road railway station. The line was closed on 1 July 1951; the track was lifted early in 1952. Between 1975 and 1977, the 2 ft gauge Meirion Mill Railway ran from Meirion Mill on the site of Dinas Mawddwy station for about a mile south towards Aberangell. From around 1500, the Lordship of Mawdwwy was held by members of the Mytton family. In 1734, John Mytton the Lord of Mawddwy, donated a black marble font to the church at Mallwyd; the family held the lordship until 1831. In 1856. Bird in turn sold it the title and the substantial estate in and around Dinas Mawddwy to Sir Edmund Buckley a rich industrialist from Ardwick near Manchester. Buckley passed the title and estate to his son Sir Edmund Buckley, 1st Baronet in 1864. In turn they passed to Sir Edmund Buckley, 2nd Baronet in 1910; the youngest Sir Edmund died fighting at Gallipole in 1919. The Lord of Mawddwy was empowered to hold a Court leet.

This medieval judicial system continued in active use as late as 1914. In 1891 the following notice of the twice annual court was posted in Dolgellau: NOTICE is HEREBY GIVEN that the COURT LEET Court Baron and View of Frankpledge of and for the above Manor and for the City and Borough of Dinas Mawddwy for Michaelmas 1891 will be held at the Buckley Arms Hotel Dinas Mawddwy on Thursday the 19th day of November next at One o clock in the Afternoon where and when all Jurors Constables Homagers and others who owe suit and service are required to attend WR DAVIES, Oct. 31st 1891 photos of Dinas Mawddwy and surrounding area "Dinas Mawddwy". Disused Stations: Closed Stations in the UK. Retrieved 18 November 2012

Manuel Kabajar Cabase

Manuel Kabajar Cabase a.k.a. Mahnee Cabase or Manny Cabase is a Filipino composer and musical director for Visayan movies. Cabase was a singer, musical director, computer musician, instrumentalist of at least 28 musical instruments, conductor and musical director, he is known to his fans as Manny Cabase in the Philippines and/or Mahnee Cabase in the USA. Cabase is the father of the nationally known singer, actress, Amapola. Cabase's music is now included in the new Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum in Cebu City; the Halad Museum opened its doors and honoring Cabase and other awardees February 02, 2010 Cabase was born in San Nicolas, Cebu City, to Roman Catholic parents and Ireneo Cabase. His father was a traveling musician with a Vaudeville group. Cabase was a child prodigy, learning to play piano on his own at 5 and learning guitar at age 6. Attending academic schools halted his self-education but at age 13 he was a guitarist and arranger for the local band of San Nicolas. In 1935 at the age of 15, Cabase became a member of the Cebu Swingmasters with his talented brothers Narding and Siux.

His developing talents not only as a performer but as composer and arranger launched Cabase to the position of Bandleader at only 17 years of age. In 1945, Cabase married Priscilla Campogan at the end of the Japanese Occupation. Cabase organized the group Music Makers, together with his brother Siux; when the Music Makers disbanded, Cabase founded The Three Kings, which evolved into the popular Vikings featuring Visayan singing stars: Stacs Huguete, Ramonito Del Rosario, Maning Aballe, Art Maloy. The group disbanded in 1962. In 1963, Cabase starred his daughter Amapola, he turned over the leadership of the group to his daughter, under his guidance and the Sounds became the country’s biggest musical sensation. In 1972 his daughter Amapola joined a road tour of Hawaii, followed in 1973 by a stint at the Carlyle Hotel for the Philippines First Lady Imelda Marcos. With Amapola’s career entrenched in the United States and his wife, joined their daughter and their group reunited at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco from 1977 to 1982.

Cabase composed close to a hundred songs with Cebuano lyrcist - Saturio Alvarez-Villarino a.k.a. Toting Villarino, most notably: “Unsaon Ko,” “Patay’ng Buhi,” “Guihigugma Ko Ikaw,” “Carmen,Damgo Ko,” “Handumanan,” to name a few. Cabase's more recent compositions were co-written with his wife, lyricst - Sheila Campogan Cabase, most notably: “Awit Sa Damgo,” “Na-ibog Ako Kanimo,” “Unya Nahanaw Ka,” “Nahigwa-os,” Many of Cabase's compositions are considered classic Cebuano "serenades" in the Visayas. Visayan Songs: Unsaon Ko Patayng' Buhi Guihigugma Ko Ikaw Awit Sa Damgo Na-ibog Ako Kanimo Unya Nahanaw Ka Nahigwa-os Carmen, Damgo Ko Asa Padulong ang Gugma Kulibing Handumanan Handuma Intawon Gugma Sa Inahan Paradista Harana Guipukaw Mo Sa Among Kusog Lilongon Ko Iluom Ko Lamang Kanunay Sugilanon Harana Ang Mausab Dili Gayod Ako Guianod Ako Nagahilak Ako Bisan Anino MoEnglish Songs If You'd Only Love Me It's Great To Be Young Tender Breeze Dream Melody Mother Complete Siete Palabras Collection Complete Misa Cantata in Visayan Ever Faithful A Beggar In The Hands Of Time Empty Dream Sunset In My Heart Again and Again Alone Again Forever Mine The Moon And A MemoryOther Languages Rhumba Cabase Sa Dulo Ng Ating LandasAlbums CD: Mahnee Cabase Compositions CD: Love Without A Name, Vocals: Amapola

Karl Wolfskehl

Karl Wolfskehl was a German Jewish author and translator. He wrote poetry and drama in German, translated from French, Italian, Hebrew and Old/Middle High German into German. Karl Wolfskehl was born in Darmstadt, the son of the banker and politician Otto Wolfskehl, he studied Germanic philology and a range of humanities courses in Giessen and Berlin. Under Otto Behaghel, he gained a PhD with a dissertation on a topic in German mythology. In 1898 he married Hanna de Haan, daughter of the Dutch conductor Willem de Haan at the court theatre in Darmstadt, they had two daughters and Renate. He defined himself by pride in his Jewish heritage as well as in his German cultural roots, he developed a lasting friendship with the poet Stefan George and was a leading figure in the poet’s circle of friends and followers. With the philosopher Ludwig Klages and the archaeologist Alfred Schuler Wolfskehl formed the short-lived so-called Munich Cosmic Circle around 1900, his father’s wealth allowed Wolfskehl to pursue an independent career devoted to his literary and art related interests.

Holding a jour fixe at his house in Schwabing Wolfskehl became a central personality in the literary life of Munich in the first two decades of the 20th century. Amongst his friends and associates were Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Paul Klee, Alfred Kubin and Martin Buber. In 1915, he bought an estate in Kiechlinsbergen at the Kaiserstuhl to which the family moved in 1919 after Wolfskehl had lost most of his fortune due to the war and the ensuing inflation, he was forced to earn a living as a tutor in Italy and as editor, cultural journalist and translator in Munich. In 1933 appalled by Hitler's rise to power, Wolfskehl left Germany for Switzerland the day after the Reichstag fire, moving on to Italy in 1934. In 1938, due to the rapprochement between Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, he moved to New Zealand with his partner Margot Ruben, he lived in New Zealand, where he was granted citizenship after World War II, until his death in 1948. Ulais. 1897. Gesammelte Dichtungen.

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Fred Barrett (jockey)

Frederick John Barrett was an English horse racing jockey. His greatest success came in 1888, when he won the Jockeys' Championship, his career is summed up by two top class racehorses – Ayrshire and Donovan – which he rode in their championship years of 1888 and 1889. He rode Ayrshire in the 1888 Derby though the veteran John Osborne had ridden him to victory in the 2,000 Guineas, he won, but only after nearly throwing the race away. While going clear, he jabbed Ayrshire on one side only with his spurs, causing the horse to veer wildly and nearly give the race away; the same year, he began his association with Donovan, winning the Norfolk Stakes and a Dewhurst Stakes/Middle Park Stakes double at Newmarket. Donovan finished the year champion juvenile. Much was therefore expected of him as a three-year-old, it was with great hopes of success that Barrett took the ride on him in the first colts' classic of the following season – the 2,000 Guineas. By all reports, he took it too on the colt, resulting in a defeat which cost him the Triple Crown.

He could not ride Donovan in the Derby. That honour went to Tommy Loates, he did, make amends for his Guineas defeat by winning the third leg of the Triple Crown, the St. Leger Other races Barrett won during his career were the Eclipse Stakes, Cambridgeshire Handicap, Royal Hunt Cup and Prince of Wales's Stakes, he had an elder brother George, a jockey. Great Britain Derby – Ayrshire St. Leger – Donovan