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Renée Carl

Renée Carl was a French actress of the silent era. She was born in Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendée, died in Paris, France. Between 1907 and 1937, she appeared in 186 films. A favorite of film director Louis Feuillade, she appeared in, at least, 150 films directed by him including the short Bébé and Bout de Zan comedies. Of the many characters she played in Feuillade's films her most famous portrayal was that of Lady Beltham, mistress of the notorious Fantômas in the serial of the same name, she makes an uncredited appearance, as "L'Andalouse," in The Vampires. In 1922, she directed and starred in the film A Shout from the Abyss known as Un cri dans l'abîme. In a 1924 interview for Mon Ciné magazine, she stated that she was introduced to film-making through her friend Léonie Richard. Fantômas Les Vampires Les Misérables Colette the Unwanted Pépé le Moko Renée Carl on IMDb

Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge is part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge System, located along a twenty mile section of coastline from Melbourne Beach to Wabasso Beach, Florida along State Road A1A. The 900 acre refuge was established in 1991, to protect the Green sea turtles. Since 2012 the Archie Carr NWR is administered as part of the Everglades Headwaters NWR Complex, along with Pelican Island NWR, Lake Wales Ridge NWR, the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area, through a partnership with the Caribbean Conservation Corporation and Archie Carr Working Group; the refuge provides nesting habitats for one-fourth of all sea turtles nesting in the United States. About 15,000-20,000 sea turtles nests are laid annually loggerheads, green sea turtles, some leatherbacks; the refuge provides habitat for several other threatened and endangered species. Three centers within the sanctuary are run by Brevard County under the aegis of the restrictions established by the federal government.

Archie Carr NWR is threatened by sea level rise. Scientists and researchers are studying the impacts of SLR on this unique ecosystem. Media related to Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge at Wikimedia Commons Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge at U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service http://www.fws.gov/southeast/climate/

Richard Holme, Baron Holme of Cheltenham

Richard Gordon Holme, Baron Holme of Cheltenham CBE, PC was a British Liberal Democrat politician. Educated at University of Oxford and Harvard Business School, Holme joined the Liberal Party in 1959, was elected as the party's President in 1980 and 1981, he stood unsuccessfully as the Liberal candidate in East Grinstead, West Sussex, in 1964, in a 1965 by-election. He stood in Braintree, Essex, in October 1974, he sought election at the more promising Cheltenham at the 1983 general election and at the 1987 general election. He was awarded a CBE in the 1983 New Year's Honours. After the Liberal Party's merger with SDP in 1988, he joined the newly formed Liberal Democrats, he said that he believed that had the merger happened before the 1987 general election the party could have attracted more votes and seats at that election and displaced Labour in the opposition. However, the merger did not happen sooner because of objections from SDP leader David Owen, who resigned in 1987. Holme was a close advisor to David Steel when he was leader of the Liberal Party, to his successor, the first Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown.

He was made a life peer on 29 May 1990, as Baron Holme of Cheltenham, of Cheltenham in the County of Gloucestershire. In 2000, he was appointed as a Privy Counsellor, his 1999 appointment as chairman of the Broadcasting Standards Commission was cut short when he was forced to resign after News of the World allegations of multiple adultery and'bizarre sex games'. He was a fellow of the British-American Project and chair of the Hansard Society from 2001 to 2007. Holme served as a Member of the Board of Advisors for the Global Panel Foundation, a respected NGO that works behind the scenes in crisis areas around the world. Holme died from cancer on 4 May 2008. Lord Holme stood as a Liberal Party Candidate in 1974 not 1964 etc. Financial Times - Lord Holme obituary The Daily Telegraph - Lord Holme obituary Liberal Democrats - Paddy Ashdown tribute Hansard Society - Peter Riddell tribute Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages

Nassarius gibbosulus

Nassarius gibbosulus, common name the swollen nassa, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Nassariidae, the Nassa mud snails or dog whelks. The length of the shell varies between 20 mm; the thick shell is smooth, somewhat gibbous upon the back of the body whorl and widened upon the sides. The spire is acute, it is formed of six whorls. The aperture is ovate and white; the interior of the cavity is brown. The outer lip is margined without, smooth within, joining towards the top a large polished callosity, by which the columella and inferior surface of the whorls are covered; the color is olive or of a brown fawn-color and ash, sprinkled with spots or clearer undulated lines. Sometimes one or two transverse brown bands surround the body whorl; the edge of the callosity is always of a less deep orange color. This species occurs in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea off Greece, Lebanon and Egypt; the oldest known jewelry in the world consists of two perforated beads made from shells of this species.

These were discovered at Skhul in Israel, were dated to between 100,000 and 135,000 years ago. Similar ornaments have been discovered at a number of Middle Paleolithic sites and are considered a key piece of evidence for the theory that early anatomically modern humans in Africa and the Levant were more culturally sophisticated than had been thought. In some cases the shells have been transported a considerable distance from the species' natural habitat. One example is the site of Oued Djebbana in Algeria, for example, where an N. gibbosulus bead has been found. Linnaeus C. von, 1758:: stema Naturae. Editio decima. 1. Regnum Animale Holmiae, Laurentii Salvii iv + 824 p. Röding P. F. 1798: Museum Boltenianum sive Catalogus Cimeliorum e tribus regnis naturae quae olim collegerat Joa. Fried. Bolten M. D. p. d. pars secunda continens Conchylia sive Testacea univalvia, bivalvia et multivalvia pp. VIII + 199 Cernohorsky W. O.. Systematics of the family Nassariidae. Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum 14: 1-356.

Puton E. 1856: Lettre au docteur Mougeot sur les Mollusques de Syrie, envoyés au musée des Vosges par M. le docteur Gaillardot. B. Baillière & fils pp. 384. Pallary P. 1912a: Catalogue des mollusques du littoral méditerranéen de l'Egypte. Two sibling species of Nassariinae in the Mediterranean Sea. Bollettino Malacologico 28: 157-160 Gofas, S.. Mollusca, in: Costello, M. J. et al.. European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213 "Nassarius gibbosulus". Gastropods.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019

I Spy (film)

I Spy is a 2002 American buddy spy comedy film directed by Betty Thomas, starring Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson. The film is based on the television series of the same name that aired in the 1960s and starred Robert Culp and Bill Cosby; the film was released in the United States on November 1, 2002. At the Bureau of National Security headquarters, Special Agent Alex Scott is accosted by his rival, before being briefed on his next mission. Scott is assigned to recover a stolen fighter, the "Switchblade," plane sold to arms dealer Arnold Gundars. Gundars is sponsoring Middleweight world boxing champion Kelly Robinson's next match and using the event to auction the plane; the agency has assigned him to be the civilian cover for Scott's mission. Scott and Robinson travel to Budapest, where Scott plans to penetrate Gundars' compound during a pre-fight party. Arriving in Budapest, Robinson is kidnapped. During the interrogation Scott bursts in, frees Robinson, fights the kidnappers before revealing this was a test which Kelly passed by not divulging Scott's identity.

At Gundars's party, Robinson replaces Gundars's pen with a duplicate fitted with a tracking device before confronting his European challenger in the party's boxing ring. Scott, posing as a member of Robinson's entourage, uses this as a diversion to enter Gundars' private office and hack his computer. Robinson trips an alarm; the two are forced to manage to evade their pursuers by hiding in a sewer. After returning to base, Robinson coaches Scott into winning Agent Rachel Wright by feeding him lines from the song "Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye. Scott is interrupted by movement on the pen tracking device, he tracks. Robinson has a hunch that the plane is hidden in the building, leading the two into a fight with Gundars's men. Gundars speeds off with Wright in pursuit. Wright's car explodes and Scott blames Robinson for her death; the two engage in a public confrontation. Scott convinces the BNS that the operation tracks Gundars down again. Robinson reaches the arena just in time for his fight. Scott finds Gundars with terrorists.

Scott takes the men by surprise and forces them to surrender, before being disarmed by Agent Wright, who reveals she is a double agent. Wright tortures Scott for the Switchblade's activation codes. Scott activates the contact lens gadget, allowing Robinson to see the dilemma as he battles his opponent in the ring. Robinson gets knocked down for the first time in his career, but recovers, defeats his opponent, departs for the bridge. Robinson sets off a firefight. After Carlos lands in a parachute, Robinson infers that Carlos is corrupt; when Carlos provokes Kelly, he knocks scattering the terrorists for them to take cover. Robinson takes out the remaining terrorists, while their leader, Zhu Tam, Gundars are both killed by Wright. After the bomb on the plane is destroyed, Robinson tells Rachel to put the gun down. Wright makes up a lie that the BNS suspected that Carlos was corrupt and says that they pretended to team up with Carlos so they can catch him and uses this to convince the others that she is innocent.

The confusion leads to a fight between Scott and Carlos, allowing Wright to escape with Gundars' briefcase. Scott and Robinson attempt to fly the Switchblade away. While in the water, Robinson discovers the nuclear weapon. Scott realizes the mission is a success after all, Robinson remarks that he will be recognized as a hero. In Monte Carlo and Robinson track down Agent Wright and place her under arrest. Scott sees a picture of Carlos in a parade with President Bush. Robinson takes this news hard, refuses to accompany Scott to BNS headquarters for a mission debrief. Scott tells Robinson the agency has perfected a jelly-like substance that will allow its wearer to float through the air. Robinson agrees to go, Scott tells another agent to retrieve some jars of jelly and two parachutes. Eddie Murphy as Kelly Robinson Owen Wilson as Special Agent Alex Scott Famke Janssen as Special Agent Rachel Wright Malcolm McDowell as Arnold Gundars Gary Cole as Carlos Bill Mondy as Mack McIntyre Phill Lewis as Jerry Mike Dopud as Jim Lynda Boyd as Edna Dana Lee as Zhu Tam Viv Leacock as T.

J. Crystal Lowe as Beautiful Girl Darren Shahlavi as Cedric Mills Gábor Demszky as Himself Out of a $70 million budget, the film brought in $33 million domestically and $50–60 million worldwide, it was the third box office bomb in a row for Murphy in 2002 following Showtime and The Adventures of Pluto Nash. Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 15% of 132 surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the site's consensus reads: "Insipid and mirthless, I-Spy bares little resemblance to the TV series that inspired it." Metacritic rated it 35/100 based on 31 reviews. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times rated it 2/4 stars and wrote, "This is a remake by the numbers, linking a halfwit plot to a series of standup routines in which Wilson and Murphy show how funny they could have been in a more ambitious movie."The film was nominated for three Razzie Awards: Worst Remake, Worst Actor for Eddie Murphy, Worst Screen Couple for Murphy and Owen Wilson. I Spy on IMDb I Spy at Rotten Tomatoes I Spy at AllMovie