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Don Bluth

Donald Virgil Bluth is an American animator, film director, writer, production designer, video game designer, animation instructor. He is known for directing animated films, including The Secret of NIMH, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven, Anastasia, for his involvement in the LaserDisc game Dragon's Lair, he is known for competing with former employer Walt Disney Productions during the years leading up to the films that became the Disney Renaissance. He is the older brother of illustrator Toby Bluth. Bluth was born in El Paso, the son of Emaline and Virgil Ronceal Bluth, his great-grandfather was Helaman Pratt, an early leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is of Swedish, Irish and German descent; as a child in El Paso, he rode his horse to the town movie theater to watch Disney films. At the age of six, his family moved to Payson, where he lived on a family farm. Bluth has stated that his siblings do not have much communication with each other as adults.

In 1954, his family moved to Santa Monica, where he attended part of his final year of high school before returning to Utah and graduating from Springville High School. Bluth attended Brigham Young University in Utah for one year and afterwards got a job at Walt Disney Productions, he started in 1955 as an assistant to John Lounsbery for Sleeping Beauty. In 1957, Bluth left Disney only two years after being hired. Afterward, Bluth spent two and a half years in Argentina on a mission for the LDS Church, he returned to the United States where he opened the Bluth Brothers Theater with his younger brother Fred, though he worked for Disney. Bluth got a degree in English Literature from Brigham Young University. Bluth returned to the animation business and joined Filmation in 1967, working on layouts for The Archies and other projects, he returned full-time to Disney in 1971, where he worked on Robin Hood, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, The Rescuers, directed animation on Pete's Dragon. His last involvement with Disney was the 1978 short The Small One.

He made and produced his first own short film, Banjo the Woodpile Cat, which takes place in his hometown Payson, during the 1940s as Banjo travels to Salt Lake City to find the urban world. On his 42nd birthday in 1979, along with Gary Goldman, John Pomeroy, nine fellow Disney animators, set out to start his own animation studio, Don Bluth Productions, he left early in production. Bluth was disheartened with the way, he wanted to revive the classical animation style of the studio's early classics. To this end, his studio, Don Bluth Productions, demonstrated its ability in its first production, a short film titled Banjo the Woodpile Cat, this led to work on an animated segment of the live-action film Xanadu; the studio's first feature-length film was The Secret of NIMH, an adaptation of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, the 1972 Newbery Medal winner. Bluth employed 160 animators during the production and agreed to the first profit sharing contract in the animation industry. Though only a moderate success in the box office, the movie received critical acclaim.

With the home video release and cable showings, it became a cult classic. Due to its modest box office take, an industry-wide animation strike, Don Bluth Productions filed for bankruptcy, his next film would have been an animated version of the Norwegian folk tale East of the Sun and West of the Moon, but was never made when the financial resources were drawn back. In 1983, he, Rick Dyer and Pomeroy started the Bluth Group and created the groundbreaking arcade game Dragon's Lair, which let the player control an animated-cartoon character on screen; this was followed in 1984 by Space Ace, a science-fiction game based on the same technology, but which gave the player a choice of different routes to take through the story. Bluth not only created the animation for Space Ace, but he supplied the voice of the villain, Borf. Work on a Dragon's Lair sequel was underway. Bluth's studio was left without a source of income and the Bluth Group filed for bankruptcy on March 1, 1985. A sequel called Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp was made in 1991, but it was seen in arcades.

In 1985, Bluth and Goldman established, with businessman Morris Sullivan, the Sullivan Bluth Studios. It operated from an animation facility in Van Nuys, but moved to Dublin, Ireland, to take advantage of government investment and incentives. Sullivan Bluth Studios helped boost animation as an industry within Ireland. Bluth and his colleagues taught an animation course at Ballyfermot Senior College. Teaming up with producer Steven Spielberg, Bluth's next project was An American Tail, which at the time of its release became the highest grossing non-Disney animated film of all time, grossing $45 million in the United States and over $84 million worldwide; the second Spielberg-Bluth collaboration The Land Before Time did better in theaters and both found a successful life on home video. The main character in An American Tail became the mascot for Amblimation while The Land Before Time was followed by thirteen direct-to-video sequels. Bluth broke with Spielberg before his next film. (Bluth was not involved with the Spielberg-produced An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, released in 1991, nor w

2003 Cypriot presidential election

Presidential elections were held in Cyprus on 16 February 2003. The election was dominated by the ongoing negotiations over the Annan Plan for Cyprus. Incumbent President Glafkos Klerides was in favour of the plan, while leading opposition candidate Tassos Papadopoulos wanted substantial amendments before he would accept it. Papadopoulos won the election in the first round after winning over 51% of the vote. Voter turnout was 90.5%. On 3 January 2003 the incumbent President Glafkos Klerides said that he would be standing for re-election in the upcoming presidential election, after saying he would not stand again. Klerides, from the Democratic Rally party, had been elected in 1993 and 1998 and called for Cypriots to elect him for a further limited 16 months as president to give him time to try to reach a deal with Turkish Northern Cyprus on reunifying the island, he wanted other candidates to unite behind him and agree to form a national unity government to try to reach a settlement. Klerides' main opponent was expected to be leader of the Democratic Party.

Papadopoulos was seen as being more hardline in negotiations with the Turkish Cypriots and had accused Klerides of selling out the interests of Greek Cypriots in negotiations. Papadopoulos was backed by the biggest party in Cyprus, the communist Progressive Party of Working People and had been clear favourite in the election until Klerides announced he would stand again. Klerides' campaign was hurt by the decision of his close aide and attorney general Alecos Markides to stand in the election as an independent. Markides was standing as he believed Cyprus needed a younger, more modern, leader than the 83-year-old Klerides, his candidacy however was seen as to split the support of centre-right voters and thus assist Papadopoulos in the election. A further seven candidates stood in the election including one, Costas Kyriacou, calling for free love. Opinion polls during the campaign showed Papadopoulos with a significant lead over Klerides; the ongoing negotiations over the Annan Plan for Cyprus dominated the campaign with Klerides being seen as more favourable to the plan than many voters and this contributed to the more sceptical Papadopoulos pulling ahead.

Papadopoulos called for the Annan plan to be amended and said that Klerides was giving away too much in negotiations. However Papadopoulos emphasized that he would negotiate for a deal if he was elected and ran television adverts which attempted to reduce voter concerns over his previous nationalist stance; the election campaign was low key with Klerides refusing to campaign for the election. On the day before the election the final polls showed Papadopoulos with a 12% lead over Klerides, with a reasonable chance of winning over 50% of the vote and avoiding the need for a second round; the results saw Papadopoulos winning over 51% of the vote compared to 39% for Klerides, meaning that he was elected in the first round. Markides trailed in third place with 6.6% of the vote, while Kyriakou won 0.44% but claimed that he won 73%. Voting was compulsory and so voter turnout was high at over 90%; the leader of Turkish North Cyprus Rauf Denktash described the result as disappointing but Papadopoulos said he would begin talks on the United Nations plan within a few days of the election

2006–07 in Cape Verdean football

In the 2006–07 season of competitive football in Cape Verde It was the first season that the national cup competition took place, its first winner was Académica da Praia. September 25 - CS Marítimo do Porto Novo celebrated its 25th anniversary The Cape Verdean Football Federation celebrated its 25th anniversary November: Paulense celebrated its 25th anniversary Sport Sal Rei Club won their 6th title for Boa Vista SC Morabeza won their 3rd title for Brava Vulcânicos FC won their 6th title for Fogo Académica da Calheta won their 1st title for Maio Académico do Aeroporto won their 8th title for Sal Scorpion Vermelho won their 1st title for Santiago North Sporting Clube da Praia won their 3rd title for Santiago South Rosariense won their 2nd title Santo Antão North Sporting Clube do Porto Novo won their 2nd title for Santo Antão South FC Ultramarina won their 7th title for São Nicolau Académica do Mindelo won their 10th and recent title for São Vicente May 12: 2007 Cape Verdean Football Championships began Académico do Aeroporto defeated Sporting Porto Novo 8-0 and made it the highest scoring match for the season May 30: The match between Académica Praia and Vulcânicos was rescheduled, Académica Praia won 1-0 May 31: The match between Morabeza and Sal Rei was rescheduled, Sal Rei won 3-1 June 9: Académica do Mindelo defeated Sal Rei 6-0 and made it the season's second highest scoring match June 24: Regular season ends June 30: Knockout stage begins July 14: Championship finals begins July 21 - Sporting Clube da Praia claimed their 6th national championship title August 25, - the 2007 Cape Verdean Cup begins August 30 - Group stage of the national cup begins September 1 - Académica da Praia won their only national cup title Académica do Mindelo and Académico do Aeroporto were first in each group along with two Praia based teams Sporting and Académica, second of each group.

Académica Mindelo had the most points numbering 13, second was Académico do Aeroporto with 11, two Praia based teams Sporting and Académica had ten each, third. Académica Mindelo scored the most with 16 goals followed by Sporting Praia with 11 and Académico do Aeroporto with 10. In the semis, Sporting Praia advanced with 6 goals scored each they defeated Académico do Aeroporto with three goals and Académica do Mindelo who defeated Académica Praia with a 1-0 result each leg, both of the clubs are Académica de Coimbra affiliates. In the finals, the first match ended in a scoreless draw, the final leg ended in a goal draw, Sporting Praia scored a goal at the last minute of stoppage time, being an away goal, Sporting Praia won their sixth championship match Leading goalscorer: Kadú - 9 goals The second Cape Verdean Cup took place, it became one of the most recent nations to held their own Académica Praia won their first cup title after defeating Académica do Sal 3-1 in the final. Spartak d'Aguadinha, winner of the Fogo Island Cup Académica da Calheta, winner of the Maio Island Cup Académica do Sal, winner of the Sal Island Cup Académica da Praia, winner of the Santiago South Cup Rosariense Clube, winner of the Santo Antão Cup AJAT'SN, winner of the São Nicolau Cup FC Derby, winner of the São Vicente Cup 2006 in Cape Verde 2007 in Cape Verde Timeline of Cape Verdean football

1237 Geneviève

1237 Geneviève is a background asteroid from the central region of the asteroid belt 38 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 2 December 1931, by French astronomer Guy Reiss at the Algerian Algiers Observatory in North Africa; the discoverer named it after his daughter Geneviève Reiss. Geneviève is a non-family asteroid of the main belt's background population when applying the hierarchical clustering method to its proper orbital elements, it orbits the Sun in the central main-belt at a distance of 2.4–2.8 AU once every 4 years and 3 months. Its orbit has an inclination of 10 ° with respect to the ecliptic. In 1908, it was first identified as A908 HA at Taunton Observatory. A few days Geneviève was observed at the U. S. Naval Observatory, which extended the body's observation arc by 23 years prior to its official discovery observation at Algiers; this minor planet was named for the eldest daughter of Geneviève Reiss. The discoverer named 1300 Marcelle and 1376 Michelle after his other two daughters.

The official naming citation was mentioned in The Names of the Minor Planets by Paul Herget in 1955. In May 1984, American astronomer Richard Binzel obtained a rotational lightcurve of Geneviève that gave a rotation period of 16.37 hours with a brightness variation of 0.23 magnitude. A divergent period of 24.82 hours with an amplitude of 0.07 magnitude was obtained from photometric observations by astronomer Raymond Poncy in April 2005. According to the surveys carried out by the Infrared Astronomical Satellite IRAS, the Japanese Akari satellite, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer with its subsequent NEOWISE mission, Geneviève measures between 30.85 and 40.67 kilometers in diameter, its surface has an albedo between 0.057 and 0.07. The Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link agrees with the results obtained by IRAS, derives an albedo of 0.0484 and a diameter of 39.74 kilometers using an absolute magnitude of 10.91. Lightcurve Database Query, at Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Google books Asteroids and comets rotation curves, CdR – Geneva Observatory, Raoul Behrend Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets - – Minor Planet Center 1237 Geneviève at AstDyS-2, Asteroids—Dynamic Site Ephemeris · Observation prediction · Orbital info · Proper elements · Observational info 1237 Geneviève at the JPL Small-Body Database Close approach · Discovery · Ephemeris · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters

Pamela Love

Pamela Love is an American jewelry designer based in New York City. Pamela Love grew up in South Florida. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Experimental Film and Art Direction from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Love worked as a stylist and art director for film and music video shoots before designing jewelry as a full-time profession, she worked as a painting assistant under Italian American artist Francesco Clemente from 2005 to 2010, began creating her own jewelry in 2006. In May 2012 she married musician Matthew Jameson Nelson Love. Pamela Love launched her eponymous jewelry line in 2008 from her Brooklyn home. In 2009, she moved to a studio in Manhattan's Garment District and began production on a larger scale. All of her jewelry production is done in-house, she uses sustainable methods whenever possible. 2010: Finalist in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund2011: Nominee for the CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design Runner up for the CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund Won the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award2012: Nominee for the CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design Won the CFDA Lexus Eco Challenge for Sustainable Design2013: Won the CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design Pamela Love NYC website

The Amazing Race Philippines

The Amazing Race Philippines is a reality game show based on the American series The Amazing Race. It features eleven teams of two with pre-existing relationships, who will vie for the prize of ₱2 million in a race around the Philippines; the first season premiered on October 29, 2012 and aired every Mondays to Fridays at 9:00 PM and Saturdays at 8:30 PM on TV5 and is hosted by Derek Ramsay. The show is produced by the Australian production company, activeTV, which has produced The Amazing Race Asia, The Amazing Race Australia, an Israeli version called HaMerotz LaMillion, the Ukrainian version called Velyki perehony, it is the fifth Asia-Pacific version after The Amazing Race Asia, The Amazing Race Australia, The Amazing Race: China Rush, The Amazing Race Vietnam. The second season premiered on October 6, 2014 and aired daily at 9:00 PM; the show ended on December 2014 with an hour-long program. The Amazing Race Philippines is a reality television competition between eleven teams of two in a race around the Philippines.

The race is divided into a number of legs wherein teams travel and complete various tasks to obtain clues to help them progress to a Pit Stop where they are given a chance to rest and recover before starting the next leg twelve hours later. The first team to arrive at a Pit Stop is awarded a prize while the last team is eliminated from the race; the final leg of each race is run by the last three remaining teams, the first to arrive at the final destination wins the ₱2 million cash prize. Each team is composed of two individuals. A total of 22 participants have joined The Amazing Race Philippines, some of which have been local celebrities. Casts must be at least 21 years old, must be a Filipino citizen or a permanent resident of the Philippines for at least two years. Among the cast of the first season are Danielle Castaño, who represented the Philippines in the Miss World 2008 pageant. Route Markers are red flags that mark the places where teams must go. Most Route Markers are attached to the boxes that contain clue envelopes, but some may mark the place where the teams must go in order to complete tasks, or may be used to line a course that the teams must follow.

Teams may encounter the following that may affect their position during the race: Yield: It is where a team can force another trailing team to wait a predetermined amount of time before continuing the race. Intersection: It indicates that two teams must complete further tasks together until a clue indicates that they have been separated. U-Turn: It is where a team can force another trailing team to complete the other option of the Detour they did not select. Teams may only use their ability to u-turn another team once throughout the race. In the first season of The Amazing Race Philippines, the local version introduced the Anonymous Yield, wherein the team who chooses to Yield another team does not have to reveal their identity. At the beginning of each leg, teams receive an allowance of cash to cover expenses during the race. Teams have to follow clues and Route Markers that will lead them to the various destinations and tasks they will face. Modes of travel between these destinations include commercial and chartered airplanes, taxis and rented vehicles provided by the show, or the teams may travel by foot.

Each leg ends with a twelve-hour Pit Stop where teams are able to rest and where teams that arrive last are progressively eliminated from the race until only three remain. In some legs, the first teams to arrive at the Pit Stop win prizes from the show's sponsors, some passes that will give them advantages in the race: The Salvage Pass was awarded to the winners of the first leg of the first season which allows the team to either gain a 30-minute advantage in a task or save the last team from elimination. Marc & Kat won this pass and used it to enter the Bantay Bell Tower before its "Hours of Operation"; the Express Pass was awarded to the winners of the third leg of the first season and the winners of the first leg of the second season. This allows that team to skip any task. Marc & Kat won this pass in the first season and used it to skip the Roadblock challenge in leg 5; the Express Pass was used differently in Season 2, in it Vince & Ed could only use the pass up until leg 4. A non-elimination leg is when the last team to arrive at the Pit Stop is not eliminated and is allowed to continue on the race.

The Amazing Race Philippines, along with the French version, were the first versions of the race that did not penalize the last team to arrive in a non-elimination leg since the incorporation of the non-elimination penalties in season 5 of the American Version. This occurred in the third leg of the first season. However, in the seventh and eleventh legs, the "Marked for Elimination" penalty was applied to the last team arriving on a non-elimination leg. Meaning, teams had to receive a 30-minute time penalty. Most of the rules and penalties are adopted from the American edition. One of the most notable penalties was the penalty received by Anton & Armand in the second leg of the first season. Anton & Armand arrived 4th at the second Pit Stop of the race, but were issued a 24-hour time penalty for contacting someone outside the race, they were eliminated. As of the