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Dennis the Menace and Gnasher

Dennis and Gnasher is a long-running comic strip in the British children's comic The Beano, published by DC Thomson, of Dundee, Scotland. The comic stars a boy named Dennis his Abyssinian wire-haired tripe hound Gnasher; the strip first appeared in issue 452, dated 17 March 1951, is the longest-running strip in the comic. The idea and name of the character emerged when the comic's editor heard a British music hall song with the chorus "I'm Dennis the Menace from Venice"; the creation of Dennis in the 1950s saw. From issue 1678 onwards Dennis the Menace replaced Biffo the Bear on the front cover, has been there since. Coincidentally, on 12 March 1951, another comic strip named Dennis the Menace debuted in the US; as a result of this, the US series has been retitled Dennis for UK audiences, while the British character's appearances are titled Dennis and Gnasher outside the UK. Dennis is the archetypal badly behaved schoolboy; the main recurring storyline throughout the years features his campaign of terror against a gang of'softies' Walter.

Walter finds himself in unfavourable circumstances on many occasions, although he sometimes gets the last laugh. Author Michael Rosen states, “In most children's books a bad child gets made good – but the great thing about Dennis is he never gets better.”Dennis the Menace and Gnasher was first drawn by David Law who gave the mischievous boy his distinctive red and black striped jersey, outsized shoes and devilish grin David Sutherland. David Parkins took over in 1998 until 2006, although Nigel Parkinson drew the lion's share of the strips after 2002, Jimmy Hansen alternated with him in 2005–06. Tom Paterson drew some second Dennis strips for the comic's rear pages. Barrie Appleby did the artwork for the Beano Superstars series, towards the end of its run, resorted to strips based on the TV series. In 2011, he took over as Dennis's main artist. In 2012 Nigel Parkinson was named sole official Dennis artist. Dennis was returned to his previous appearance and personality – Nigel Auchterlounie began writing for Dennis a month after and made Dennis have wider personalities.

Nigel Auchterlounie has proven to be a popular writer since taking over Dennis. Dennis and Gnasher have remained mascots of The Beano; the idea and name of the character emerged when The Beano editor George Moonie heard a British music hall song with the chorus "I'm Dennis the Menace from Venice". The character of Dennis was a struggle for artist Davey Law and Beano chief sub Ian Chisholm to develop. Chisholm described the character to Law but was dissatisfied with every sketch the artist showed him. Out of frustration, Chisholm grabbed a pencil and sketched out his creation to Law in the back of his cigarette packet; the drawing consisted of Dennis's trademark messy hair cut, knobbly knees and menacing scowl. Adapting Chisholm's doodle, Law set to work on the character in the strip which would appear in the 17 March 1951 issue of The Beano. Two months Law gave the mischievous boy his distinctive red and black striped jersey, outsized shoes and devilish grin. Dennis's first comic strip appearance consisted of him walking into the park with his father and his dog where a sign is planted informing visitors that they should'Keep Off The Grass'.

Keeping in with his "world's naughtiest boy" tagline, Dennis makes many attempts to get onto the grass much to his father's annoyance. Losing his temper, he takes the lead off the dog and puts it on Dennis thus ending the menace's hijinks. This, like many succeeding it, only made up half a page, it wasn't until around 1954. Many of Law's strips would end with Dennis being punished for his troublemaking with corporal punishment such as a slippering or use of a cane. Throughout the years, Law's Dennis became taller than his debut appearance, it is not known why Law chose to do this. In 1954, Dennis replaced Big Eggo as the character next to The Beano title citing one of many changes of the comic during this period; the following year, Dennis became one of a few characters from DC Thomson comics to be featured in his own annual which continued to up to 2011. Dennis was present in the first Dandy-Beano Summer Special, where he appeared in full colour; this strip featured Dennis begrudgingly selling flags in aid of the Dog's home.

Bored, he chooses to make this a perfect aid to his menacing. Dennis continued to gain popularity solo as time moved on, it wasn't until 1968 that his trademark pet, was introduced, marking comic history. On 31 August, a strip depicted Dennis being informed by his father that many pets look like their owners. Dennis dismisses this as being a load of'rot!' and goes out. However, upon seeing many different owners looking just like their dogs he begins to consider that it may be true. Upon being informed of a dog-show, Dennis needs a dog to do so; this was. Menacing the dog show rather than attempting to win it, the duo are caught and punished. Gnasher returned the following week and became a comic favourite as well as the fictional Menace's best friend. In 1970, Davey Law retired from the strip, leaving Dennis in need of a new artist. Dave Sutherland, the artist of Biffo the Bear and The Bash Street Kids, was chosen. Dennis made a cameo in a Biffo the Bear story in 1972 citin

The Passenger (1975 film)

The Passenger is a 1975 drama art film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Written by Mark Peploe, Peter Wollen and Antonioni, the film is about an Anglo-American journalist, David Locke who assumes the identity of a dead businessman while working on a documentary in Chad, unaware that he is impersonating an arms dealer with connections to the rebels in the current civil war. Co-starring Maria Schneider, The Passenger was the final film in Antonioni's three-picture deal with producer Carlo Ponti and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, after Blowup and Zabriskie Point, competed for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. David Locke is a television journalist making a documentary film on post-colonial Africa. To finish the film, he is in the Sahara desert seeking to meet with and interview rebel fighters involved in the Chadian Civil War. Struggling to find rebels to interview, he is frustrated when his Land Rover gets stuck on a sand dune. After a long walk through the desert back to his hotel, a dispirited Locke discovers that an Englishman, staying there and with whom he had struck up a friendship, has died overnight at the hotel from a heart condition.

Locke decides to switch identities with Robertson. Posing as Robertson, Locke reports his own death at the front desk, where the hotel manager mistakes Locke for Robertson, the plan goes off without a hitch. In London, Locke's wife Rachel has been having an affair, she feels guilt-ridden and torn. She approaches Locke's friend, Martin, a producer at the BBC, in an attempt to get in touch with Robertson to try and learn more about her husband's last days. Meanwhile, "Robertson" has flown off to Europe with the dead man's belongings, including his appointment book. Locke soon learns that Robertson was gunrunning for the rebels whom, as a reporter, Locke had been trying to contact in the desert; when he goes to check out an airport locker listed in Robertson's diary, Locke is tracked down by the rebels' point man in Europe. He is there to complete the weapons sale. Since neither man has seen the other before, Locke's false identity is not revealed, he hands the men the documents from Robertson's locker, receives the first down payment for the set-up arms deal with Robertson before his death.

Locke accidentally spots his friend Martin on a street in Barcelona, as the latter tries to track Robertson down on behalf of Rachel. Locke at this point bumps into an architecture student while trying to hide nearby, he asks her to fetch his belongings from the hotel, so he won't be seen there by Martin who camped out to catch up with "Robertson". Martin overhears that she is collecting Locke's baggage, requests she take him to meet "Robertson", she manages to evade him, join Locke, who leaves Barcelona. They become lovers, while trying to explain his rather odd behaviour, Locke confesses that he has stolen a dead man's identity. Locke is flush with cash from the down payment on the arms he cannot deliver, yet he is drawn to keep the meetings listed in Robertson's note book. In the meantime, Rachel has received his left-behind belongings. Having heard from Martin of his unsuccessful chase of the elusive "Robertson", Rachel is shocked as she opens Locke's passport, seeing Robertson's photo pasted inside.

Having realised why "Robertson" was so elusive, Rachel now heads off to Spain to track down Locke, fleeing from the Spanish police, brought in by Rachel to track Robertson. The student girl is, still loyal to Locke and helps him to evade them, providing rational advice, but Locke sends her away, intending to meet in Tangiers. Reaching the Gloria hotel in the Spanish town of Osuna, province of Seville, Locke finds out that the girl has booked them a double room, but again he persuades her that she had better leave. Taking her time, she wanders around the dusty square outside. Shortly afterwards the rebel agents in pursuit of Robertson arrive at the hotel. There Locke's assassination takes place off-screen during one long take, ending with a single gun shot; the rebels leave the scene minutes before the police arrive with Rachel, to find Locke motionless in bed. There his wife says to the police officers that she "never knew" the dead man, while the student girl identifies him as Robertson. In a long take early in the film, Locke is exchanging passport photos in his hotel room, with a tape recording playing an earlier conversation between Locke and Robertson, now dead.

The camera pans, without a cut, to hold on Robertson's now live appearance on the balcony, when Locke appears beside him and the two of them continue talking, i.e. an in-camera in-single-shot flashback. The film's penultimate shot is a seven-minute long take tracking shot which begins in Locke's hotel room, looking out onto a dusty, run-down square, pushes out through the bars of the hotel window into the square, rotates 180 degrees, tracks back to a close exterior view of the room's interior; the location of the hotel is stated to be Osuna in the film. However, the bullring at the edge of the square is recognisably that of the one in the Spanish town of Vera, in the province of Almería. In a DVD commentary, decades Nicholson said Antonioni built the entire hotel so as to get this shot. Since the shot was continuous, it was not possible to adjust the lens aperture as the camera left the room and went into the square. Hence the footage had to be taken in the late afternoon near dusk, in order to minimise the lighti

Mellor Brook

Mellor Brook is a village which straddles the borders of the Boroughs of Ribble Valley and South Ribble in Lancashire, England. The village population at the 2011 census was 2,467; the village of Mellor Brook is 4 miles north west of Blackburn. The geographical area of Mellor Brook is quite small, covering an area of 4 square miles. There is a bakery located in the heart of Mellor Brook; the bakery is well known and successful and started in the village moving its main operation to nearby Ramsgreave, but still retaining its original village shop. The shop's pies are a favourite of Wayne Hemingway. In recent years, both the village's newsagent and post office have closed. In 1808/9, the road from Mellor Brook to Clitheroe was opened as a toll road hence the position of the toll house at the top of Higher Commons Lane. Preston New Road between Blackburn and Preston, followed in 1824 and hence Branch Road, getting its name because it joined the two turnpike roads, opened at the same time; the village has a thriving community centre.

The building was purchased by the Church of England in 1833 and it was proposed that it be used during the week as a schoolhouse. The premises became known as Mellor Brook; the building was used as a primary school right until 1962, after which time the Church allowed it to be sold to the parish councils of the area. In 1966, Mellor Brook Community Centre came into existence, has been such since; the village is adjacent to the former Samlesbury Aerodrome, now under the tenure of BAe. BAe have developed commercial units on the site close the village. A village meeting was held in 2008, with over one hundred attendees, including the sitting MP for the Ribble Valley, Nigel Evans. Evans agreed to return to further address the concerns of the villagers raised following his subsequent meetings with BAe; as of March 2020, Evans has failed to return. Mellor Brook Community Centre

Eremophila cuneata

Eremophila cuneata is a flowering plant in the figwort family, Scrophulariaceae and is endemic to the Shark Bay area of Western Australia. It white to cream-coloured flowers. Eremophila cuneata is a low shrub with many tangled, lumpy branches with sticky tips, growing to a height of about 1 m; the leaves are arranged alternately along the stems and are 9.5–23 mm long, about 5–10 mm wide, thick and wedge-shaped. The flowers are only known from one immature flower on the type specimen. Flowers are borne singly in leaf axils on a stalk 2.5–5.5 mm long. There are 5 narrow triangular sepals; the petals are 2–3 mm long and joined at their lower end to form a short tube so that the flowers resemble those in the genus Myoporum. The petal tube glabrous; the 4 stamens are enclosed within the tube. Flowering occurs from November to December and is followed by fruits which are fleshy, oval-shaped to spherical and 6–7 millimetres long; the species was first formally described by Robert Chinnock in 2007 and the description was published in Eremophila and Allied Genera: A Monograph of the Plant Family Myoporaceae.

The type specimen was collected by Malcolm Trudgen near Steep Point. The specific epithet is a Latin word referring to the shape of the leaves. Eremophila cuneata is known from only three plants seen by Malcolm Trudgen in the Steep Point area growing below limestone outcrops in calcareous sand in the Yalgoo biogeographic region. Eremophila cuneata is classified as "Priority One" by the Government of Western Australia Department of Parks and Wildlife, meaning that it is known from only one or a few locations which are at risk

Choi Dong-hoon

Choi Dong-hoon is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. He ranks as one of the most successful directors working in contemporary Korean cinema, with all five of his films becoming commercial hits -- The Big Swindle attracted 2.12 million viewers, Tazza: The High Rollers at 6.84 million, Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard at 6.13 million, The Thieves at 12.9 million, Assassination at 12.7 million. After graduating from the prestigious Korean Academy of Film Arts, Choi Dong-hoon first worked as an assistant director on Im Sang-soo's Tears. After working on the screenplay for two years, Choi made his feature film directorial debut in 2004 with The Big Swindle and single-handedly re-imagined the heist and crime thriller genre into something uniquely Korean, his follow-up Tazza: The High Rollers, a gambling flick adapted from Huh Young-man and Kim Se-yeong's manhwa, was the second highest grossing Korean film of 2006, producer/Sidus FNH CEO Cha Seung-jae praised Choi as "a genius storyteller for his spectacular ability to develop elaborate stories."

2009's Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard was lauded as the first Korean fantasy/superhero blockbuster movie, earning Choi a reputation as an artistically innovative and commercially successful writer-director. He returned to the heist genre in 2012 with the star-studded crime caper The Thieves, which attracted 13 million viewers in 70 days to become the second all-time highest grossing movie in Korean film history. In 2015, Choi made his first period film with Assassination, about freedom fighters during Japan's colonial rule, it was once again a box office hit, crossing the 10 million admissions milestone on the 70th anniversary of South Korean independence. In 2017, Choi began production on his next film Wiretap, a remake of the 2009 Hong Kong film Overheard. However, production was halted. Tazza and Thieves leading lady Kim Hye-soo described him as "a genius who works hard. I think he knows who he is, the exact kind of films that he wants to make, how to make them." Wiretap Assassination The Thieves Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard Tazza: The High Rollers The President's Last Bang Boy Goes to Heaven The Big Swindle A Good Lawyer's Wife Tears A Short Trip 2007 6th Korean Film Awards: Best Screenplay 2007 8th Busan Film Critics Awards: Best Screenplay 2007 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Director 2005 SBS Gayo Daejeon: Music Video of the Year 2004 3rd Korean Film Awards: Best Screenplay 2004 3rd Korean Film Awards: Best New Director 2004 25th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best Screenplay 2004 25th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best New Director 2004 7th Director's Cut Awards: Best New Director 2004 24th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards: Best New Director 2004 41st Grand Bell Awards: Best Screenplay 2004 41st Grand Bell Awards: Best New Director List of Korean film directors Cinema of Korea Choi Dong-hoon on IMDb Choi Dong-hoon at the Korean Movie Database Choi Dong-hoon at HanCinema

The Final Four (Greek TV series)

The Final Four is a Greek television talent show based on an Israeli format The Four. It began airing on ANT1 on October 6, 2019; the Final Four was mentioned in January–February 2019 by the media as the new reality show on the Greek television. Though no broadcaster had announce the show, ANT1 was the possible channel that would host the show. In June 13, 2019 it was announced with a trailer that ANT1 bought the rights for the show."The Final Four" has been featured in USA, Peru, Lithuania, Romania and Israel, recording record-breaking recordings on TV shows, is expected to be shown in Spain. The producer auditions of the first season started on July 4, 2019 and ended on September 4, 2019. Beginning with the final, "The Final Four" counts backwards for the winner. Four determined and competitive contestants are preparing to fight to defend and keep their place in the biggest musical battle. Opposite them will find many talented contestants who will try singing to... detract from them and take their place in the stage of "The Final Four".

Every episode will be a step closer to victory, every week there will be an overturn. Who will make it one of the "The Final Four" that will make it to the win and win a contract with a big record company and €50,000? Several artists were rumored to be part of the judging panel. Michalis Hatzigiannis was the first to be rumored as he is one of the biggest singers in both Cyprus and Greece. On the running were Eleonora Zouganeli and George Levendis. After being a judge in third season on So You Think You Can Dance, Eleni Foureira was in the running for the judging panel. On September 9, 2019, ANT1 announced that Michalis Hatzigiannis, Eleni Foureira, Michalis Kouinelis and Nikos Moraitis will be the four judges of the show. After one Week, ANT1 announced so will be only three judges. After hosting the first two seasons of The Voice of Greece, Giorgos Liagkas was rumored to be the host of the show. A few days Zeta Makripoulia was unofficially confirmed to be the host of the show and on July 25, 2019, the broadcaster revealed that Makripoulia will be hosting the show.

Key Winner Runner-up Third place Key – Artist started as "Original Four". – Artist secured a spot and has remained in "The Four". – Artist received "Yes" from of judges but lost in the duel. – Artist received "No" from of judges. Official website