Linn Natassia Malthe is a Norwegian model and actress. Natassia is the younger of two daughters, she was born in Oslo, is of Malaysian descent. Her mother is from Sabah, she is credited by her birth name but is sometimes credited as "Lina Teal". In Scotland, Norway, Malthe went to dance schools at the Goh Ballet Academy, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet where she sang and danced while finishing high school, she moved to London, England to study musical theater. From there she landed her first part on television. In 2005, Natassia Malthe, with Jennifer Garner was nominated at MTV Movie Awards for MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss. In 2009, Malthe starred as an elf bounty-hunter and sorceress-in-training in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries Knights of Bloodsteel, she does fashion modeling and is among the Girls of Maxim and Toro Women. In 2017, Malthe joined numerous other women in accusing film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual improprieties rape in her instance. Natassia Malthe on IMDb
Guilin romanized as Kweilin, is a prefecture-level city in the northeast of China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It is situated on the west bank of the Li borders Hunan to the north, its name means "Forest of Sweet Osmanthus", owing to the large number of fragrant sweet osmanthus trees located in the region. The city has long been renowned for its scenery of karst topography and is one of China's most popular tourist destinations. Relics found in the city's Baojiyan and Zengpiyan caves that dates back to 10,000 years ago; the Zengpiyan people had a matriarchal clan society. Before the Qin dynasty, Guilin region was settled by the Baiyue people. In 314 BC, a small settlement was established along the banks of the Li River. During the Qin dynasty's campaigns against the state of Nanyue, the first administration was set up in the area around Guilin; the modern city was located within the Guilin Commandery, origin of the modern name "Guilin". In 111 BC, during the reign of Emperor Wu of the Han dynasty, Shi'an County was established, which could be regarded as the beginning of the city.
In AD 507, the town was renamed Guizhou. In 634, Lingui County was established under Gui Prefecture. In 868, Pang Xun rebelled against the Tang from Gui Prefecture. Guilin remained a county; the city was a nexus between the central government and the southwest border, it was where regular armies were placed to guard that border. Canals were built through the city so that food supplies could be directly transported from the food-productive Yangtze plain to the farthest southwestern point of the empire. In 997, Guangnan West Circuit, predecessor of modern Guangxi, was established, with Guizhou as the capital. In 1133, Guizhou was renamed Jingjiang Prefecture. In 1367, the name was changed to Guilin Prefecture. In 1921, Guilin became one of the headquarters of the Northern Expeditionary Army led by Sun Yat-sen. In 1940, Guilin City was established. In 1950, the provincial capital of Guangxi was moved from Guilin to Nanning. In 1981, Guilin was listed by the State Council as one of the four cities where the protection of historical and cultural heritage, as well as natural scenery, should be treated as a priority project.
Guilin administers seventeen county-level divisions, including 6 districts, 8 counties, 2 autonomous counties, 1 county-level city. District: Xiufeng District Xiangshan District Diecai District Qixing District Yanshan District Lingui District County-level city: Lipu city County: Yangshuo County Lingchuan County Xing'an County Quanzhou County Yongfu County Ziyuan County Guanyang County Pingle County Autonomous county: Gongcheng Yao Autonomous County Longsheng Various Nationalities Autonomous County Guilin is located in northern Guangxi, bordering Liuzhou to the west, Laibin to the southwest, Wuzhou to the south, Hezhou to the southeast, within neighbouring Hunan, Huaihua to the northwest, Shaoyang to the north, Yongzhou to the east, it has a total area of 27,809 square kilometres. The topography of the area is marked by karst formations; the Li River flows through the city. Hills and mountains: Diecai Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill, Wave-Subduing Hill, Lipu Mountains, Kitten Mountain, the highest peak of Guangxi, Yao Hill Caves: Reed Flute Cave, Seven-Star Cave Guilin has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate, with short, mild winters, long, humid summers.
Winter becomes progressively wetter and cloudier. Spring is overcast and rainy, while summer continues to be rainy though is the sunniest time of year. Autumn is dry; the monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 8.1 °C in January to 28.2 °C in July, the annual mean is 19.12 °C. The annual rainfall is just above 1,888 mm, is delivered in bulk from April to June, when the plum rains occur and create the risk of flooding. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 14% in March to 53% in September, the city receives 1,487 hours of bright sunshine annually. Population: 4,747,963 Urban population: 975,638 Ethnic groups: Zhuang, Hui, Miao and Dong The GDP per capita was ¥19435 in 2009, ranked no. 125 among 659 Chinese cities. Local industries: condoms, pharmaceutical goods, machinery, silk, wine, cinnamon, herbal medicine Local agricultural products: Shatian Pomelo, summer orange, Fructus Momordicae, moon persimmon, Lipu Taro, Sanhua Alcohol, pepper sauce, fermented bean curd, Guilin Rice Noodle, water chestnut, grain and dried bean milk cream in tight rollsUntil 1949 only a thermal power plant, a cement works, some small textile mills existed as signs of industrialization in Guilin.
However, since the 1950s Guilin has electronics and agricultural equipment, medicine and buses, it has textile and cotton yarn factories. Food processing, including the processing of local agricultural produce, remains the most important industry. More recent and modern industry feature high technology and the tertiary industry characterized by tourism trading and service; the airport is Guilin Liangjiang International Airport. Airlines that fly to the airport are: China Eastern Asiana Airlines China Southern Air China H
Bernd Eichinger was a German film producer and screenwriter. Eichinger was born in Neuburg an der Donau, he attended the University of Television and Film Munich in the 1970s, bought a stake in the fledgling studio company Neue Constantin Film in 1979, becoming its executive director. Under his leadership, Constantin Film evolved into one of the most successful German film businesses; as of 2005, he was chairman of the supervisory board and still owned a substantial stake in the company. Eichinger produced some movies independently. One of Eichinger's last films was about the left-wing terrorist group Red Army Faction based on the book Der Baader Meinhof Komplex by Stefan Aust; the range of genres of films, for television and the big screen, was unusually varied. He produced Resident Evil: Afterlife, he was an prolific film maker, with 100 films to his credit. Eichinger was known as tenacious, it took him 20 years to convince Patrick Susskind, the German author of Perfume:The Story of a Murderer, to trust him with the rights to make the international bestseller into a film.
In 2006 the film was released. In the 1980s Eichinger obtained the film rights to the Fantastic Four and Silver Surfer, decades before making movies based on Marvel comics was trending. In 1991 he was a co-founder of the Los Angeles-based production and film sales company. Due to the success of Twilight, Summit became Summit Entertainment. Eichinger was married to a journalist, he has a daughter from Nina Eichinger, an actress and TV presenter. Eichinger died of a heart attack in Los Angeles on 24 January 2011 at the age of 61. 1984 Bavarian Film Awards, Best Producing 1986 Bavarian Film Awards, Best Producing 1993 Bavarian Film Awards, Best Producing Bernd Eichinger's best known films include: Bernd Eichinger on IMDb Constantin Film's official website
Central Intelligence Agency
The Central Intelligence Agency is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the federal government of the United States, tasked with gathering and analyzing national security information from around the world through the use of human intelligence. As one of the principal members of the United States Intelligence Community, the CIA reports to the Director of National Intelligence and is focused on providing intelligence for the President and Cabinet of the United States. Unlike the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a domestic security service, the CIA has no law enforcement function and is focused on overseas intelligence gathering, with only limited domestic intelligence collection. Though it is not the only agency of the Federal government of the United States specializing in HUMINT, the CIA serves as the national manager for coordination of HUMINT activities across the U. S. intelligence community. Moreover, the CIA is the only agency authorized by law to carry out and oversee covert action at the behest of the President.
It exerts foreign political influence through its tactical divisions, such as the Special Activities Division. Before the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, the CIA Director concurrently served as the head of the Intelligence Community. Despite transferring some of its powers to the DNI, the CIA has grown in size as a result of the September 11 attacks. In 2013, The Washington Post reported that in fiscal year 2010, the CIA had the largest budget of all IC agencies, exceeding previous estimates; the CIA has expanded its role, including covert paramilitary operations. One of its largest divisions, the Information Operations Center, has shifted focus from counter-terrorism to offensive cyber-operations; when the CIA was created, its purpose was to create a clearinghouse for foreign policy intelligence and analysis. Today its primary purpose is to collect, analyze and disseminate foreign intelligence, to perform covert actions. According to its fiscal 2013 budget, the CIA has five priorities: Counterterrorism, the top priority Nonproliferation of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction.
Warning/informing American leaders of important overseas events. Counterintelligence Cyber intelligence; the CIA has an executive office and five major directorates: The Directorate of Digital Innovation The Directorate of Analysis The Directorate of Operations The Directorate of Support The Directorate of Science and Technology The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency is appointed by the President with Senate confirmation and reports directly to the Director of National Intelligence. The Deputy Director is formally appointed by the Director without Senate confirmation, but as the President's opinion plays a great role in the decision, the Deputy Director is considered a political position, making the Chief Operating Officer the most senior non-political position for CIA career officers; the Executive Office supports the U. S. military by providing it with information it gathers, receiving information from military intelligence organizations, cooperates on field activities. The Executive Director is in charge of the day-to-day operation of the CIA.
Each branch of the military service has its own Director. The Associate Director of military affairs, a senior military officer, manages the relationship between the CIA and the Unified Combatant Commands, who produce and deliver to the CIA regional/operational intelligence and consume national intelligence produced by the CIA; the Directorate of Analysis, through much of its history known as the Directorate of Intelligence, is tasked with helping "the President and other policymakers make informed decisions about our country's national security" by looking "at all the available information on an issue and organiz it for policymakers". The Directorate has four regional analytic groups, six groups for transnational issues, three that focus on policy and staff support. There is an office dedicated to Iraq; the Directorate of Operations is responsible for collecting foreign intelligence, for covert action. The name reflects its role as the coordinator of human intelligence activities between other elements of the wider U.
S. intelligence community with their own HUMINT operations. This Directorate was created in an attempt to end years of rivalry over influence and budget between the United States Department of Defense and the CIA. In spite of this, the Department of Defense organized its own global clandestine intelligence service, the Defense Clandestine Service, under the Defense Intelligence Agency; this Directorate is known to be organized by geographic regions and issues, but its precise organization is classified. The Directorate of Science & Technology was established to research and manage technical collection disciplines and equipment. Many of its innovations were transferred to other intelligence organizations, or, as they became more overt, to the military services. For example, the development of the U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft was done in cooperation with the United States Air
Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or Krung Thep; the city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand, has a population of over eight million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over fourteen million people lived within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region at the 2010 census, making Bangkok the nation's primate city dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance. Bangkok traces its roots to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century, which grew and became the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782. Bangkok was at the heart of the modernization of Siam renamed Thailand, during the late-19th century, as the country faced pressures from the West; the city was at the centre of Thailand's political struggles throughout the 20th century, as the country abolished absolute monarchy, adopted constitutional rule, underwent numerous coups and several uprisings.
The city grew during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact on Thailand's politics, education and modern society. The Asian investment boom in the 1980s and 1990s led many multinational corporations to locate their regional headquarters in Bangkok; the city is now a regional force in business. It is an international hub for transport and health care, has emerged as a centre for the arts and entertainment; the city is known for cultural landmarks, as well as its red-light districts. The Grand Palace and Buddhist temples including Wat Arun and Wat Pho stand in contrast with other tourist attractions such as the nightlife scenes of Khaosan Road and Patpong. Bangkok is among the world's top tourist destinations, has been named the world's most visited city in several rankings. Bangkok's rapid growth coupled with little urban planning has resulted in a haphazard cityscape and inadequate infrastructure. An inadequate road network, despite an extensive expressway network, together with substantial private car usage, have led to chronic and crippling traffic congestion, which caused severe air pollution in the 1990s.
The city has since turned to public transport in an attempt to solve the problem. Five rapid transit lines are now in operation, with more systems under construction or planned by the national government and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration; the history of Bangkok dates at least back to the early 15th century, when it was a village on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, under the rule of Ayutthaya. Because of its strategic location near the mouth of the river, the town increased in importance. Bangkok served as a customs outpost with forts on both sides of the river, was the site of a siege in 1688 in which the French were expelled from Siam. After the fall of Ayutthaya to the Burmese Empire in 1767, the newly crowned King Taksin established his capital at the town, which became the base of the Thonburi Kingdom. In 1782, King Phutthayotfa Chulalok succeeded Taksin, moved the capital to the eastern bank's Rattanakosin Island, thus founding the Rattanakosin Kingdom; the City Pillar was erected on 21 April 1782, regarded as the date of foundation of the present city.
Bangkok's economy expanded through international trade, first with China with Western merchants returning in the early to-mid 19th century. As the capital, Bangkok was the centre of Siam's modernization as it faced pressure from Western powers in the late-19th century; the reigns of Kings Mongkut and Chulalongkorn saw the introduction of the steam engine, printing press, rail transport and utilities infrastructure in the city, as well as formal education and healthcare. Bangkok became the centre stage for power struggles between the military and political elite as the country abolished absolute monarchy in 1932. Allied with Japan in World War II, it was subjected to Allied bombing, but grew in the post-war period as a result of US aid and government-sponsored investment. Bangkok's role as a US military R&R destination boosted its tourism industry as well as establishing it as a sex tourism destination. Disproportionate urban development led to increasing income inequalities and migration from rural areas into Bangkok.
Following the US withdrawal from Vietnam in 1973, Japanese businesses took over as leaders in investment, the expansion of export-oriented manufacturing led to growth of the financial market in Bangkok. Rapid growth of the city continued through the 1980s and early 1990s, until it was stalled by the 1997 Asian financial crisis. By many public and social issues had emerged, among them the strain on infrastructure reflected in the city's notorious traffic jams. Bangkok's role as the nation's political stage continues to be seen in strings of popular protests, from the student uprisings in 1973 and 1976, anti-military demonstrations in 1992, successive anti-government demonstrations by opposing groups from 2008 on. Administration of the city was first formalized by King Chulalongkorn in 1906, with the establishment of Monthon Krung Thep Phra Maha Nakhon as a national subdivision. In 1915 the monthon was split into several provinces, the administrative boundaries of which have since further changed.
The city in its current form was created in 1972 with the formation of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, following the merger of Phra Nakhon Province on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya and Thonburi Province on the west during the previous year. The origin of th
Eric Anthony Roberts is an American actor. His career began with a leading role in King of the Gypsies, for which he received his first Golden Globe Award nomination, he was again recognized by the Golden Globes for his interpretation of Paul Snider in Bob Fosse's Star 80. Roberts' performance in Runaway Train, as prison escapee Buck McGeehy, earned him a nomination for a third Golden Globe and a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In a career spanning over forty years, Roberts has amassed more than 500 credits, including Raggedy Man, The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Specialist, Cecil B. Demented, National Security, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, The Dark Knight, The Expendables and Inherent Vice, his varied television work includes three seasons with the sitcom Less than Perfect, as well as recurring roles on the NBC drama Heroes and the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, as well as Saved by the Light, the legal drama Suits, Fox's The Finder, as The Master in the 1996 Doctor Who television movie.
His sisters Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan, daughter Emma Roberts have acting careers. Roberts was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, to Betty Lou Bredemus and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights, who met while touring a production of George Washington Slept Here for the armed forces. In 1963, they co-founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop in Atlanta, off Juniper Street in Midtown, they ran a children's acting school in Georgia while they were expecting Julia. Roberts' mother became a church secretary and real estate agent, his father, a vacuum cleaner salesman. Roberts' younger siblings, Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan, are actors. Roberts' parents filed for divorce in 1971 and it was finalized early in 1972. Eric stayed with his father Walter in estranged from his sisters. Walter died of cancer in March 1977. Lisa and Betty moved to Smyrna, after the divorce. In 1972, Betty married Michael Motes, had a daughter with him in 1976, Nancy Motes, who died February 9, 2014, at age 37, of an apparent drug overdose.
Motes was abusive and unemployed. In 1983, Betty divorced Motes, citing cruelty and stating that marrying him was the biggest mistake of her life. Roberts is of English, Irish, Welsh and Swedish descent. Roberts got his start on the now-defunct NBC daytime soap opera Another World originating the role of Ted Bancroft from February 14, 1977, to June 17, 1977. Roberts received Golden Globe Award nominations for his early starring roles in King of the Gypsies and Star 80, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1985 for his role as the escaped convict Buck in the film Runaway Train. In 1987, he won the Theatre World Award for his Broadway debut performance in Burn This. Roberts' other starring roles included Paul's Case, Raggedy Man, The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Coca-Cola Kid, Nobody's Fool, Best of the Best, By the Sword, Best of the Best 2, The Immortals, La Cucaracha and Stiletto Dance, he had major supporting roles in the films Final Analysis, The Specialist, Shannon's Rainbow.
He played the Archangel Michael in The Prophecy II. In 1996, he appeared in the Doctor; when SFX listed previous Masters in Doctor Who, the magazine said of Roberts: "Out-acted by a CGI snake in the same production." In a darkly comic touch, the onscreen wife of Roberts' human character, killed by her newly possessed husband, is played by his real-life wife. He co-starred in the 1996 television miniseries version of In Cold Blood, in the role of Perry Smith, he starred in C-16 for its entire 1997 to 1998 run. He starred opposite John Ritter in the movie Tripfall in 1998, his recent projects include A Guide to Recognizing DOA: Dead or Alive and Royal Kill. He appeared in The Dark Knight as Sal Maroni, a Gotham City Mafia boss who hires The Joker to kill the titular superhero and a renegade mob accountant. Roberts co-starred on the ABC situation comedy Less than Perfect, he appeared in an episode of CSI: Miami as Ken Kramer, a murderer on death row convicted of killing a young couple. Another notable TV appearance was the episode "Victims" of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit where he played Sam Winfield, a former cop turned vigilante.
In the same year, he was guest starred on The L Word as Gabriel McCutcheon, the father of Shane McCutcheon. In early January 2007, Roberts starred in the two-part miniseries Pandemic as the mayor of Los Angeles. Roberts voiced the Superman villain Mongul in the animated series Justice League, reprised his role in Justice League Unlimited in the episode "For the Man Who Has Everything", he performed the voice of Dark Danny in Nickelodeon's Danny Phantom. He appeared in the first season of Heroes as an associate of Mr. Bennet, he reprised the role in the third-season episode "Villains" and in the fourth-season "The Wall". In 2002 Roberts portrayed an FBI detective in Ja Rule's music video for his song "Down Ass Bitch", as well as its sequel "Down 4 U". Roberts appeared in The Killers' music video for their song "Mr. Brightside" and "Miss Atomic Bomb" as well as in the music videos for Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" and "It's Like That". In 2006, he appeared in the
Jaime Elizabeth Pressly is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Joy Turner on the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards as well as a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, she has appeared in films such as Poison Ivy: The New Seduction, Joe Dirt, DOA: Dead or Alive, I Love You, Man. She portrays Jill in the television series Mom. Pressly was born in Kinston, North Carolina, the daughter of Brenda Sue, a dance instructor, James Liston Pressly, a car salesman, she was raised in a Christian family. In 1992, she moved with her family to Costa Mesa, where she spent the first semester of her high school sophomore year, she spent her childhood and early teenage years training as a gymnast, which led her to modeling jobs. At age 14, Pressly appeared on her first cover, Teen Magazine, became the official spokesmodel for the International Cover Model Search. At 15, she went to Japan on a modeling contract, she succeeded in having herself emancipated from her parents at the age of 15 so she could travel to Japan, as neither of her parents could make the trip.
Pressly starred as Violet in the 1997 film Poison Ivy: The New Seduction. In 1998 she starred as Nikki on the short-lived TV series Push, played a recurring role as the undead assassin Mika in the TV action series Mortal Kombat: Conquest. From 1999-2001, she played "Audrey" on the drama series Jill. Pressly starred in the independent film Poor White Trash, playing scheming gold-digger Sandy Lake. Pressly appeared in a number of films in 2001, including Not Another Teen Movie and Torque, as a crazed, motorcycle-riding criminal. In 2001, she was made the new spokesmodel for its fragrance Lucky You. In 2002, she was ranked #8 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World". In 2003, she launched a lingerie line, J'Aime, which became a full sleepwear and ready-to-wear line. In 2006, Maxim magazine named her #34 on its annual list. Pressly posed nude for the March 1998 and February 2004 issues of Playboy, she appeared nude in the May 2006 issue of Allure. Pressly guest-starred in episodes of several TV shows.
In an episode of the WB series Charmed, she played a mermaid trying to find love. She appeared in an episode of the prank series Punk'd. In 2005, Pressly was cast in the NBC sitcom. In 2007, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the show. Pressly sang "Fever" in an appearance with the band The Pussycat Dolls, she has appeared in a number of music videos, including "The Space Between" by Dave Matthews Band, "Girls of Summer" by Aerosmith, the Marilyn Manson cover of "Tainted Love". On May 31, 2006, she hosted the first annual VH1 Rock Honors. Pressly was a producer, as well as a star, in the 2005 movie Death to the Supermodels, she hosted the October 2006, episode of Saturday Night Live. She guest-starred on an episode of MADtv, playing Hillary Clinton in a parody of My Name Is Earl, "My Name Is Dubya", in which George W. Bush makes a list of all the bad things he has done in the past and rectifies them one by one. On December 3, 2009, it was announced that she would guest-star on an upcoming episode of the CBS comedy, Rules of Engagement.
She would play a possible surrogate mother for Audrey. She reprised her role in the fifth-season premiere, she appeared in the Fox sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter, which aired from November 30, 2011 to March 20, 2012. In July 2012, Pressly starred in Jimbo Lee's Abby in the Summer. In 2013, TV Land announced that Pressly was cast in the lead role for Jennifer Falls as Jennifer Doyle, a mother of a teenaged daughter, who must move in with Doyle's mother after being fired from a high-paying job. Doyle becomes a waitress in her brother's bar. Pressly has revealed in interviews that she struggled with bulimia as a teenager. In 1996, she met DJ Eric Calvo, started dating in 2004. After Pressly became pregnant, the two were engaged in October 2006. Pressly gave birth on May 2007, in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to their child, Dezi James Calvo. In a February 2007 interview on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Pressly said she wanted the child to be bilingual to reflect Calvo's Cuban heritage. Pressly told People that Dezi's name is part of a running joke, as Calvo would do a Desi Arnaz impersonation, calling Pressly "Luuucy" when he came home each night.
In November 2008, the couple announced their separation. Nine months in July 2009, Pressly announced her engagement to entertainment lawyer Simran Singh, they wed on September 26, 2009, on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. On January 21, 2011, Pressly filed for divorce from Singh. On January 5, 2011, two weeks before filing for divorce, Pressly was arrested in Santa Monica, California for suspicion of driving under the influence, she pleaded no contest and received three years of informal probation. Pressly said in a 2006 interview with Esquire that she purchased a ticket for a flight on one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, but dec