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Cyndy Violette

Cyndy Violette is an American professional poker player who won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 2004. Violette played poker with family members as a child, her family relocated to Las Vegas. She spent a short time as a casino employee, working as a poker dealer. In 1984, Violette cashed in a poker tournament in Lake Tahoe and used the proceeds to launch a professional poker career, she took the top prize of $74,000 at a seven-card stud tournament at the Golden Nugget. Shortly thereafter, she married her second husband, took a two-year hiatus from poker. In 1990, Violette returned to the poker scene by winning $62,000 in a tournament at Caesars Palace, she split time between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. In 1993, Violette relocated to Atlantic City, she continued to work the poker tournament circuit and was a regular participant in the World Series of Poker. She has competed on the World Poker Tour. At the 2004 World Series of Poker, Violette won a bracelet in the seven-card stud high-low split tournament.

She was one of three women to win a gold bracelet in an open tournament in that year's WSOP. As of 2014, her total live tournament winnings exceed $1,350,000, her 35 cashes at the WSOP account for $907,924 of those winnings. She has a daughter named Shannon, she divorced her husband in 1993. World Poker Tour profile Poker Pages profile

Demand-side economics

Demand-side economics is a macroeconomic theory which maintains that economic growth and full employment are most created by high demand for products and services. According to demand-side economics, output is determined by effective demand. High consumer spending leads to business expansion. Higher levels of employment create a multiplier effect that further stimulates aggregate demand, leading to greater economic growth. Demand-side economists argue tax breaks for the wealthy produce little, if any, economic benefit because most of the additional money is not spent on goods or services but is reinvested in an economy with low demand. Instead, they argue increased governmental spending will help to grow the economy by spurring additional employment opportunities, they cite the lessons of the Great Depression of the 1930s as evidence that increased governmental spending spurs growth. British economist John Maynard Keynes is the most celebrated of demand-side economic theorists, he was able to show there is no automatic stabilizing mechanism built into an economy and because of that, economic intervention is necessary.

Keynes saw his theories demonstrated in the 1930s when they helped to end the Great Depression and into the 1950s and 60s when capitalism experienced its Golden Age. Additional proponents of demand-side economics include Leon Keyserling, John Kenneth Galbraith, Hyman Minsky, Joseph Stiglitz, James K. Galbraith, Steve Keen and Nouriel Roubini. Demand-side economics is held in opposition to supply-side economics which argues that economic growth can be most created by stimulating business through lowering tax rates on business and decreasing regulation of corporate and financial activities. Fiscal policy Keynesian economics New Deal Obamanomics Public works Supply-side economics Trickle-up effect Universal Basic Income

Roger Smart

Roger Smart is an English retired football inside forward. He made his way from schoolboy teams to work up through the youth ranks at Swindon Town before making his début in the reserves in April 1960, he signed as a professional for the club in May 1960 but did not play first team football until March 1962. He scored his first goal for Swindon in a match with Queens Park Rangers on 1 September. Smart was relegated to the reserves for much of the 1962–63 season, before being recalled for the final three games of the season, he scored in each of these games and assured Swindon's promotion to Division 2 for the first time in their history. In 1965 he became the first nominated substitute to be used in a Swindon Town game. Over the next few seasons, Smart became a first-team regular, moving into a role that allowed fellow striker Don Rogers to excel. Smart's best form came in 1968/69. Six of these came in the League Cup campaign, including the opening goal in the 1969 League Cup Final, when he benefited from a mistake in the Arsenal defence before bundling the ball into the net.

He scored by Rogers. He was a part of the 1970 Anglo-Italian Cup and Anglo-Italian League Cup winning sides. In the twilight of his Town career, Smart moved back into a midfield position, he left Swindon at the end of the 1972/73 season, joined Charlton Athletic on a free transfer. He returned to the Swindon area a year with spells at Bath City and Trowbridge Town before retiring; as of 1999 he was landlord of the Plough Inn in Swindon. Roger lives on the southern outskirts of Swindon. Roger Smart at Soccerbase Player Profile at

Hesketh V1000

The Hesketh V1000 is a 992 cc OHC V-twin motorcycle with 4 valves per cylinder. It was designed and built by Hesketh Motorcycles in Daventry, Northamptonshire. Sales proved disappointing as the motorcycle was expensive and, at 86 bhp, it was somewhat underpowered given its hefty dry weight of 244 kg; some 149 V1000 motorcycles were produced before the company was wound up in August 1982, after which time Mick Broom continued development and production. In 2010 the assets were taken over by entrepreneur Paul Sleeman, who resurrected the brand with a renewed limited production run. A Motor Cycle News review said "the engine has a classic simplicity, delivering a modest 86 bhp at just 6500 rpm”, adding buyers seeing the Hesketh V1000 as an 80s Vincent twin should "understand it’s a handbuilt sedate, classic British motorcycle". Lord Alexander Hesketh had been planning the production of a new motorcycle since 1974 and began talks with engine specialists Westlake in 1977 about the proposed development of a big V-twin.

Hesketh Motorcycles PLC was formed in 1981, a purpose built factory was set up to manufacture the V1000 in Daventry, production began in 1981. Styled by John Mockett, who went on to design the Triumph Rocket III, the Hesketh V1000 was conceived as a luxury sports machine that could save the British motorcycle industry; the engine was specially developed by Weslake as an air-cooled 90° V-twin with 95 mm bore and 70 mm stroke, giving a displacement of 992 cc. With a one piece cast crankshaft and aluminium jackets on iron cylinder barrels and alloy cylinder heads, the V1000 had four valves per cylinder and an overhead camshaft; the V1000 had a Lucas alternator and starter motor. Lubrication was semi wet-sump and the gearbox was a five-speed constant mesh to a sealed roller chain final drive. Front suspension includes custom yokes machined from solid alloy billets, conventional rear suspension is provided by twin Marzocchi shocks; the chain drive sprocket was coaxial with the swinging arm pivot, an arrangement to keep the drive chain tension constant, irrespective of the movement of the swinging arm.

The alloy wheels, anodised either gold or black, were neither forged nor cast, but were made up from two sheet alloy pressings, riveted together. The frame was available either painted nickel-plated. Subsequently, the V1000 received several updates to address early problems, including digital engine management, modification to suspension, wheels and gearbox. After the collapse of the Hesketh Motorcycle company, Lord Hesketh acquired most of the liquidated assets; this model, the Hesketh Vampire, was described by reviewers as "heavy and tall". The Vampire went into production prematurely; as well as gearbox problems such as false neutrals, the new fairing restricted turning and the Vampire did not sell well. Broom Development Engineering was established in 1982 by Mick Broom, the Hesketh engineer and test rider; the company continued both to improve the V1000 engine and frame performance and to update earlier motorcycles to the latest specification. The company has annually produced about a dozen V1000 EN10 motorcycles, an updated V1000 with oil cooling improvements such as an oil radiator to cool the rear cylinder.

Some fifty Hesketh Vampire tourers were built to customer specifications. Amendments to the Vulcan model include radial tyres, more modern suspension and brakes, digital engine management, a bigger engine, changes to the running gear. In 2006, after the failure of his business ventures, Lord Hesketh sold the family seat, Easton Neston, at Towcester in Northamptonshire. In September 2008, in a bid to attract much needed investment in the marque, Mick Broom put the Hesketh motorcycle business on the market. In 2010 the Hesketh brand was taken over by entrepreneur Paul Sleeman. In August 2011 Broom, who has built more than 300 Hesketh motorcycles, was badly burned in a petrol fire in a workshop. "Broom Engineering". Archived from the original on 20 July 2012. Classic Bike V1000 review Hesketh Motorcycles, Surrey

Eystein Orre

Eystein Orre was a Norwegian noble, killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066. Eystein was betrothed to King Harald's daughter by Elisiv of Kiev and according to Heimskringla was "best beloved by the king of all the lendermen". Eystein was among those to accompany Harald in his invasion of England in 1066. Harald and his army first encountered resistance at Scarborough, where the townsfolk refused to surrender. Harald resorted to burning down the town and this action led to other Northumbrian towns surrendering to him; the army sailed further down the Humber. Harald's army encountered the earls Morcar and Edwin, they fought against Harald's invading army two miles south of York at the Battle of Fulford on 20 September; the battle was a decisive victory for the invaders, led York to surrender to their forces on 24 September. Early on 25 September, King Harald and Tostig left for York again, leaving a third of their forces behind. Eystein, along with Prince Olaf were among those left behind at Riccall to protect the ships, however a messenger came back calling for reinforcements as the English had intercepted the Norwegians at Stamford Bridge.

Eyestein was able to reach his comrades, however King Harald had been killed. Some of Eyestein's men were said to have collapsed and died of exhaustion upon reaching the battlefield; these men, unlike their comrades, were armed for battle. Their counter-attack, described in the Norwegian tradition as "Orre's Storm" stalled the English advance, but was soon overwhelmed and Orre was slain; the Norwegian army routed, pursued by the English army, some of the fleeing Norsemen drowned in the rivers. DeVries, Kelly; the Norwegian Invasion of England in 1066. Boydell & Brewer Ltd. ISBN 978-0-85115-763-4


Antar Mahal is a 2005 Indian Bengali film, directed by Rituparno Ghosh, based on a short story by the name Pratima by the renowned Bengali author Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay. It stars Roopa Ganguly, Soha Ali Khan and Jackie Shroff in lead, Abhishek Bachchan, Sumanta Mukherjee and Biswajit Chakraborty in supporting roles. Raima Sen stars in a cameo role in the film; the story takes place towards the end of the 19th century in Bengal. Bhubaneswar Chowdhury is a oppressive Zamindar, he is planning to please the British. There are quite a few contenders and so something unique has to be done, so he decides to put Queen Victoria's face on the body of the Goddess Durga whose clay idol is made every year for Durga Pooja. On the other hand, he wants an heir and since he blames the failure on his elder wife Mahamaya he marries again, the much younger Jashomati. Both these wives compete against each other in an ego struggle. In his pursuit for a son, Bhubaneswar tries everything from trying to force himself on Jashomati while a priest reads hymns for conception near the bed, ordering Mahamaya, in a drugged state, to fulfill the carnal desires of five sexually deprived Brahmin priests.

Although she luckily escapes the fate due to the untimely ending, while in her traumatised and lonely state, gets physically drawn towards a young sculptor. It's in this centre of all this that the sculptor makes his masterpiece, his tribute, seals Jashomati's ultimate fate; the script is based on protima a masterpiece of Tarashankar bandopadhyay. Soha Ali Khan Jackie Shroff Roopa Ganguly Abhishek Bacchan The movie is seen as a turning point in the revival of the Bengali jewelry design industry, in declining favour; the ornaments worn by the artists have picked up in general favour over the following years. Some striking pieces of ancient ornamentations portrayed in the movie are Gaala bala, Haather Kakon, Payer mol, Sita Haar, Guiny haar, Motor maala, Golap baala, Komorer biche, Khopa shajabar haar, naaker nolok, baaju bandhan, shilno nupur, kaan pasha, shonaar chooler chiruni, bhuisa haar, haather balti, ratan chood, banglaar chood, pathor jaroa sets, komorer jhapta etc. Antarmahal on IMDb