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Kharms (film)

Kharms is a Russian-Lithuanian-Macedonian biographical film about the Russian poet Daniil Kharms directed by Ivan Bolotnikov. Its planned release date was 2 November 2017, it received the awards for Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay at the Shanghai International Film Festival in 2017. In the center of the story is the elegant writer Daniil Yuvachev, who continues to call himself the genius Kharms, despite the fact that his works still have not been published, he is not understood by women with whom he communicates. He feels at home at various literary events at which he is present; the film tells about his battle with himself, with his shortcomings and the whole world, pressing upon him. Wojciech Urbanski as Kharms Aleksandr Bashirov as Kharms' neighbour / old woman who fell from the window Grigoriy Chaban as Alexander Vvedensky Aiste Dirziute as Marina Malich Andrey Feskov as Leonid Lipavsky Darius Gumauskas as Yakov Druskin Nikita Kukushkin as nephew Sno Artyom Semakin as Nikolay Zabolotsky Kharms on IMDb

Acacia hemignosta

Acacia hemignosta known as the clubleaf wattle, is a tree or shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves, endemic to northern parts of Australia. The tree or shrub grows to a height of 1 to 7 metres but can sometimes reach up to 10 m, it has corky and fissured bark with penduolous brittle branchlets. The green to yellowish green to grey green phyllodes have a oblanceolate to narrowly oblanceolate shape and are straight to shallowly recurved; each phyllode has a length of 6 to 15 cm and a width of 10 to 30 mm and has three distant main nerves. It produces yellow flowers; each racemose inflorescence has an axis with a length of 3 to 17 cm with spherical flowerheads contain 30 to 50 bright golden flowers. After flowering flat, narrowly oblong seed pods form with a length of around 8 cm and a width of 8 to 12 mm; the dull brown seeds inside are 5.5 to 6.5 mm in length. The species was first formally described by the botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in 1859 as part of the work Contributiones ad Acaciarum Australiae Cognitionem as published in Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society, Botany.

It was reclassified as Racosperma hemignostum in 1987 by Leslie Pedley but transferred back into the genus Acacia in 2001. The only other synonym is Acacia cloncurrensis, it is native across the Northern Territory and the Kimberley region of Western Australia as well as northern Queensland. The plant is found in flat or undulating country growing in sandy and lateritic soils in and heavier soils around watercourses and is a part of open woodland communities. List of Acacia species


The dholak is a two-headed hand-drum from the Indian subcontinent. It may have traditional cotton rope lacing, screw-turnbuckle tensioning or both combined: in the first case steel rings are used for tuning or pegs are twisted inside the laces; the dholak is a folk instrument, lacking the exact tuning and playing techniques of the tabla or the pakhawaj. The drum is pitched, depending on size, with an interval of a perfect fourth or perfect fifth between the two heads, it is related to the smaller dholki. The smaller surface of the dholak is made of goat skin for sharp notes and the bigger surface is made of buffalo skin for low pitches, which allows a combination of bass and treble with rhythmic high and low pitches; the shell is sometimes made from sheesham wood but cheaper dholaks may be made from any wood, such as mango. Sri Lankan dholaks and dholkis are made from hollowed coconut palm stems, it is used in qawwali, kirtan and bhangra. It was used in classical dance. Indian children dance to it during pre-wedding festivities.

It is used in Filmi Sangeet, in chutney music, chutney-soca, baitak gana, taan singing and the local Indian folk music of Jamaica, Guyana, South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago, where it was brought by indentured immigrants. In the Fiji Islands the dholak is used for Indian folk music and kirtan, it is used in India. The dholak's higher-pitched head is a simple membrane while the bass head, played with the left hand, has a compound syahi to lower the pitch and enable the typical Dholak sliding sound the caked residue of mustard oil pressing, to which some sand and oil or tar may be added; the Sri Lankan version uses a large fixed tabla-style syahi on the middle of the bass skin. In Pakistan, it is used during weddings by family members, to sing folk and wedding songs and at events known as dholkis; the drum is either played on the player's lap or, while standing, slung from the shoulder or waist or pressed down with one knee while sitting on the floor. In some styles of playing an iron thumb ring is used to produce a distinctive "chak" rim sound.

In other styles, all fingers are used. Dholak masters are adept at singing or chanting and may provide a primary entertainment or lead drumming for a dance troupe; the most characteristic rhythm played on the dhol is a quick double-dotted figure that may be counted in rhythmic solfege as "ONE -tah and -tah TWO -tah and -tah THREE-E -TAH, FOUR AND" or a long string of double-dotted notes, over which the bass side is used for improvisation. On large dholaks, known as dhols, the high-pitched head may be played using a thin long stick of rattan or bamboo and the low-pitched drum head using a somewhat thicker, angled stick; the dholki is a bit narrower in diameter and uses tabla-style syahi masala on its treble skin. This instrument is known as the naal, its treble skin is stitched onto an iron ring to East Asian Janggu or Shime-daiko drums, which tenses the head before it is fitted. The bass skin has the same structure as in ordinary dholak, being fitted on to a bamboo ring, but sometimes they have a kinar and pleated Gajra, as seen in tabla, to withstand the extra tension.

Sri Lankan dholkis have high quality skins with syahi on both sides, producing a sound like a high-pitched tabla and using a simplified tabla fingering. Steel tuning rings are not used - instead, wooden pegs are twisted to create a high tension; the heads are created with triple stitching to withstand tension. Similar dholkis are in use in Maharashtra and elsewhere. Heavy hardwood dholaks are said to produce better sound than those carved of cheap unseasoned sapwood. Similar drums with similar names are found elsewhere in western Asia. Madal Drums Tabla Mridangam

The Care Bears Movie

The Care Bears Movie is a 1985 animated fantasy film and the second feature film from the Canadian animation studio Nelvana. One of the first films based directly on a toy line, it introduced the Care Bears characters and their companions the Care Bear Cousins. In the film, an orphanage owner tells a story about the Care Bears, who live in a cloud-filled land called Care-a-Lot. Traveling across Earth, the Bears help two lonely children named Kim and Jason, who lost their parents in a car accident, save a young magician's apprentice named Nicholas from an evil spirit's influence. Deep within a place called the Forest of Feelings, Kim and their friends soon meet another group of creatures, the Care Bear Cousins. American Greetings, the owners of the Care Bears characters, began development of a feature film adaptation in 1981. On, the card company chose Nelvana to produce it, granted them rights to the characters, financed the film along with cereal manufacturer General Mills and television syndicator LBS Communications.

Nelvana's founders served as producers. Production lasted eight months, with a production budget of at least $2 million, took place in Canada and South Korea; the voice cast included Georgia Engel, Jackie Burroughs and Cree Summer. Two pop music stars, Carole King and John Sebastian, contributed several songs. Although major American film studios passed on the project, newly established independent distributor The Samuel Goldwyn Company acquired the distribution rights to the film and soon spent a record $24 million promoting it; the film premiered on March 24, 1985, in Washington, D. C. and was released in North America on March 29, 1985. Another Nelvana work, Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins, played alongside the feature in theatres; the Care Bears Movie received mixed reviews from critics, who raised concern over its potential as a full-length advertisement for the title characters among other aspects. It went on to earn $23 million domestically. With over $34 million in worldwide sales, it set a box-office record for Canadian and non-Disney animation, has remained one of Goldwyn's largest-earning releases.

The film's success saved Nelvana from closing and helped revive films aimed at children in the US market. It has since been cited as inspiring a spate of toy-based live-action features, it was soon followed by A New Generation and Adventure in Wonderland. The Care Bears franchise continues and has included television series, specials and films; the Cherrywoods are a middle-aged couple. One day, Mr. Cherrywood tells the orphans a story about the Care Bears and Care-a-Lot, their home in the clouds. In the story, Friend Bear and Secret Bear travel looking for people to cheer up, they meet two lonely orphaned children, who lost their parents in a car accident. Friend Bear and Secret Bear introduce themselves and remind the children of their ambitions, but neither of them are interested. At an amusement park, Tenderheart Bear spots a magician's apprentice named Nicholas. While unloading a trunk of goods for his master, the "Great Fettucini", Nicholas finds an old book with a diary-style lock; when he unlocks it, an evil spirit appears as a woman's face, starts corrupting him.

With his help, it lays waste to the park, begins a quest to remove all caring from the world. Back at Care-a-Lot, some of the other bears are working on their new invention: the Rainbow Rescue Beam, a portal that can send any bear to Earth and back; the two Care Bear cubs belonging to Grams Bear, Baby Hugs and Baby Tugs, interfere with it and bring forth a group of unexpected visitors: Friend Bear, Secret Bear and Jason. The bears introduce themselves to the children, give them a tour of their home. Tenderheart Bear returns on his now out of control Rainbow Roller just before a "Cloud Quake" caused by the spirit, which ruins Care-a-Lot, he informs the others of Nicholas' troubles on Earth. Using the Rainbow Rescue Beam, he sends Kim and Jason to the park, along with Friend Bear and Secret Bear, they end up in the Forest of Feelings. From a nearby river, the rest of the bears begin searching for them aboard a cloud ship called the Cloud Clipper, leaving behind Good Luck Bear, Grumpy Bear, Grams Bear and the cubs in Care-a-Lot.

Within the Forest, the children and their friends are introduced to Brave Heart Lion and Playful Heart Monkey, two of the Care Bear Cousins. On, the other bears discover more of these creatures, among them Cozy Heart Penguin, Lotsa Heart Elephant, Swift Heart Rabbit, Bright Heart Raccoon. During their stay, the spirit attacks them in several disguises: a spearfish and eagle. After the Care Bears and their Cousins defeat it, they venture back to Earth to save Nicholas from its influence. At the park, Nicholas obtains the ingredients for his spell against the creatures. After he casts it, the Care Bears and company engage in a long battle; the bears shoot beams of bright light on him, forming their "Stare". As the creatures' power drains away and the spirit regain control. After Kim and Jason assist him, he realizes his misdeeds. With Secret Bear's help, he closes the spirit's face back into the book and saves himself, the park, the world, he thanks the group and reunites with Fettucini, while Tenderheart Bear inducts the Care Bear Cousi

Marshe Rockett

Marshé Rockett is an American professional wrestler. He is known for his time with Impact Wrestling. Rockett made his professional wrestling debut in 2005 at a Windy City Pro Wrestling event, winning the WCPW Lightweight Championship from Justin Adams. On June 24, 2006 at a Windy City Pro Wrestling event Rockett would lose a three-way match against Abaddon and Acid Jaz for the WCPW League Title. In 2007 Rocket would go on to form the tag team Da Soul Touchaz with Willie Richardson and C. Red; as a singles wrestler and member of Da Soul Touchaz, Rockett would wrestle throughout the independent circuit, most notably for CHIKARA, IWA Mid-South, DREAMWAVE Wrestling and Resistance Pro Wrestling. On December 1, 2012, Rockett would go on to win the DREAMWAVE Alternative Championship from Ace Martino. Rockett would hold on to the belt for 371 days before losing it to Reed Bentley on December 7, 2013. On November 9, 2014 Rockett became RPW Heavyweight Championship, defeating Josephus and becoming RPW's fourth Heavyweight Champion.

On March 24, 2016, it was announced that Marshe Rockett was one of five new signees to the Impact roster. On August 8, Rockett made his debut at TNA's One Night Only: X-Travaganza 2016, defeating Mandrews to qualify for a number one contenders seven-man ladder match at the end of the night, losing to Braxton Sutter. Rockett made his Impact Wrestling debut on the October 6 episode, teaming with The Helms Dynasty in a Team X Gold match against DJZ, Mandrews and Braxton Sutter. On the edition of October 13 of Impact Wrestling, Rockett received a TNA X Division Championship match, losing against DJZ. On the November 24 episode of Impact Wrestling and The Helms Dynasty would team up once more in a losing effort in a Team X Gold triple threat elimination match, going up against Team Go for Broke and Decay and Rockstar Spud, where the winning team would receive number one contendership for the X Division Championship. On the April 13, 2017 episode of Impact Wrestling, he participated in a four-way match in a losing effort.

On November 1, he announced on Twitter. Chicago Style Wrestling/Southland Championship Wrestling CSW Heavyweight Championship CSW/SCW Southland Heavyweight Championship CSW Metra Division Championship DeathGrip Wrestling King of Bourbon Street DREAMWAVE Wrestling DREAMWAVE Alternative Championship DREAMWAVE Tag Team Championship – with Brubaker DREAMWAVE World Championship Elite Pro Wrestling Elite Tag Team Championship – with Acid Jaz Gladiadores Aztecas de Lucha Libre Internacional GALLI Tag Team Championship – with Willie Richardson Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South Candido Cup – with Acid Jaz Pro Wrestling Blitz PWB No Limits Championship International Wrestling Revolution Group IWRG Intercontinental Tag Team Championship – with Bryce Benjamin Resistance Pro Wrestling RPW Heavyweight Championship Stars & Stripes Wrestling SSW Lightweight Championship SSW Tag Team Championship – with Acid Jaz, Willie Richarson, Dymond and C. Red1 SmashMouth Pro Wrestling SmashMouth Tag Team Championship – with Acid Jaz Urban American Pro Wrestling UAPW Tag Team Championship – with Acid Jaz WAR Pro Wrestling WAR Championship WAR Tag Team Championship – with Acid Jaz Windy City Pro Wrestling WCPW Lightweight Championship 1Da Soul Touchaz defended the title under the Freebird Rule