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Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romance fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. It was produced by Burton and Denise Di Novi, written by Caroline Thompson from a story by her and Burton. Johnny Depp plays an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished creation who has scissor blades instead of hands; the young man falls in love with their teenage daughter Kim. Additional roles were played by Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price, Alan Arkin. Burton conceived Edward Scissorhands from his childhood upbringing in California. During pre-production of Beetlejuice, Caroline Thompson was hired to adapt Burton's story into a screenplay, the film began development at 20th Century Fox, after Warner Bros. declined. Edward Scissorhands was fast tracked after Burton's critical and financial success with Batman; the majority of filming took place in Lutz, Florida between March 10 and June 10, 1990. The film marks the fourth collaboration between Burton and film score composer Danny Elfman.

The leading role of Edward had been connected to several actors prior to Depp's casting: a meeting between Burton and the preferred choice of the studio, Tom Cruise, was not fruitful, Tom Hanks and Gary Oldman turned down the part. The character of The Inventor was devised for Vincent Price, would be his last major role. Edward's scissor hands were designed by Stan Winston. Edward Scissorhands was released to a positive reception from critics and was a financial success, grossing over four times its $20 million budget; the film received numerous nominations at the Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, the Saturn Awards, as well as winning the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. Both Burton and Elfman consider Edward Scissorhands their most favorite work. An elderly woman tells her granddaughter the story of a young man named Edward who has scissor blades for hands; as the creation of an old inventor, Edward is an artificially created humanoid, completed. The Inventor homeschools Edward, but suffers a fatal heart attack before he can attach hands to Edward.

Edward tries to put the hands on himself. Hurt, Edward cuts the deceased inventor's face; some years Peg Boggs, a local Avon door-to-door saleswoman, visits the decrepit Gothic mansion where Edward lives. She finds Edward alone and offers to take him to her home after discovering he is harmless. Peg introduces Edward to her family: her husband Bill, their young son Kevin and their teenage daughter Kim; the family come to see Edward as a kind person, though Kim is fearful of him. The Boggs' neighbors are curious about their new house guest, the Boggs throw a neighborhood barbecue welcoming Edward. Most of the neighbors are fascinated by Edward and befriend him, except for the eccentric religious fanatic Esmeralda and Kim's boyfriend Jim. Edward repays the neighborhood for their kindness by trimming their hedges into topiaries; this leads him to discover he can groom dogs' hair and he styles the hair of the neighborhood women. One of the neighbors, offers to help Edward open a hair salon. However, while scouting a location, Joyce scares him away.

Joyce lies to the neighborhood women that he attempted reducing their trust in him. The bank refuses to give Edward a loan as he does not have financial history. Jealous of Kim's attraction to Edward, Jim suggests Edward pick the lock on his parents' home to obtain a van for Jim and Kim. Edward agrees. Jim flees and Edward is arrested; the police determine that his period of isolation has left Edward without any sense of reality or common sense. Edward takes responsibility for the robbery, telling a surprised Kim he did it because she asked him to. Edward is shunned by those in the neighborhood except for the Boggs family. During Christmas, Edward carves an angelic ice sculpture modeled after Kim. Kim dances in the snowfall. Jim calls out to Edward, surprising him and causing him to accidentally cut Kim's hand. Jim accuses Edward of intentionally harming Kim, but Kim, fed up with Jim's jealousy, breaks up with him. Edward flees in a rage, destroying his works and scaring Esmeralda until he is calmed by a stray dog.

Edward kindly cuts a piece of fur obscuring the dog's vision. Kim's parents set out to find Edward. Edward does return to the Boggs home to find Kim there who asks him to hold her, but Edward fears he will hurt her. Jim drives around in a drunken rage and nearly runs over Kevin, but Edward pushes Kevin to safety, inadvertently cutting him; this causes those witnessing the event to think that Edward is attacking Kevin and Jim tries attacking Edward. Edward defends himself. Kim races after Edward, while Jim follows Kim. In the mansion, Jim ambushes fights with him. Enraged, Edward pushes him from a window of the mansion, killing him. Kim kisses him before departing; as the police and neighbors gather, Kim tricks them by convincing them that Jim and Edward killed each other. The elderly woman finishes telling her granddaughter the story, revealing that she is Kim and saying that she never saw Edward again, she prefers not to visit him because decades have passed and she wants him to remember her as she was in her youth.

She believes Edward is still alive


Kaiseki or kaiseki-ryōri is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. The term refers to the collection of skills and techniques that allow the preparation of such meals and is analogous to Western haute cuisine. There are two kinds of traditional Japanese meal styles called kaiseki-ryōri; the first, where kaiseki is written as 会席 and kaiseki-ryōri as 会席料理, refers to a set menu of select food served on an individual tray. The second, written as 懐石 and as 懐石料理, refers to the simple meal that the host of a chanoyu gathering serves to the guests before a ceremonial tea, is known as cha-kaiseki. Nouvelle cuisine was inspired by kaiseki principles; the kanji characters 懐石 used to write kaiseki mean "bosom-pocket stone". These kanji are thought to have been incorporated by Sen no Rikyū, to indicate the frugal meal served in the austere style of chanoyu; the idea came from the practice where Zen monks would ward off hunger by putting warm stones into the front folds of their robes, near their stomachs.

Before these kanji started to be used, the kanji for writing the word were ones indicating that the cuisine was for a get-together. Both sets of kanji remain in use today to write the word. To distinguish between the two in speech and if necessary in writing, the chanoyu meal may be referred to as "tea" kaiseki, or cha-kaiseki. Modern kaiseki draws on a number of traditional Japanese haute cuisines, notably the following four traditions: imperial court cuisine, from the 9th century in the Heian period. All of these individual cuisines were formalized and developed over time, continue in some form to the present day, but have been incorporated into kaiseki cuisine. Different chefs weight these differently – court and samurai cuisine are more ornate, while temple and tea ceremony cuisine are more restrained. In the present day, kaiseki is a type of art form that balances the taste, texture and colors of food. To this end, only fresh seasonal ingredients are used and are prepared in ways that aim to enhance their flavor.

Local ingredients are included as well. Finished dishes are presented on plates that are chosen to enhance both the appearance and the seasonal theme of the meal. Dishes are beautifully arranged and garnished with real leaves and flowers, as well as edible garnishes designed to resemble natural plants and animals. Kaiseki comprised a bowl of miso soup and three side dishes. Kaiseki has since evolved to include an appetizer, sashimi, a simmered dish, a grilled dish and a steamed course, in addition to other dishes at the discretion of the chef. Sakizuke: an appetizer similar to the French amuse-bouche. Hassun: the second course, which sets the seasonal theme. One kind of sushi and several smaller side dishes. Mukōzuke: a sliced dish of seasonal sashimi. Takiawase: vegetables served with meat, fish or tofu. Futamono: a "lidded dish". Yakimono: flame-grilled food. Su-zakana: a small dish used to cleanse the palate, such as vegetables in vinegar. Hiyashi-bachi: served only in summer. Naka-choko: another palate-cleanser.

Shiizakana: a substantial dish, such as a hot pot. Gohan: a rice dish made with seasonal ingredients. Kō no mono: seasonal pickled vegetables. Tome-wan: a miso-based or vegetable soup served with rice. Mizumono: a seasonal dessert; this is the meal served in the context of chanoyu. It precedes the serving of the tea at a formal tea function; the basic constituents of a cha-kaiseki meal are the ichijū sansai or "one soup, three side dishes", the rice, plus the following: suimono, yutō, kōnomono. The one soup referred to here is suimono or miso soup and the basic three side dishes are the following: Mukōzuke: foods in a dish arranged on the far side of the meal tray for each guest, why it is called mukōzuke; this might be some kind of sashimi, though not so. On the near side of the meal tray are arranged the rice and the soup, both in lacquered lidded bowls. Nimono: simmered foods, served in individual lidded bowls. Yakimono: grilled foods, brought out in a serving dish for the guests to serve themselves.

Here under is a description of the additional items mentioned above: Suimono: clear soup served in a small lacquered and lidded bowl, to cleanse the palate before the exchange of sake between host and guests. Referred to as kozuimono or hashiarai. Hassun: a tray of tidbits from mountain and sea that the guests serve themselves to and accompanies the round of saké shared by host and guests. Yutō: pitcher of hot water having browned rice in it, which t

Pier Ferdinando Casini

Pier Ferdinando Casini is an Italian politician. He was President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies from 2001 to 2006. Casini is Honorific President of the Centrist Democrat International and Honorary President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, was majority faction leader of the Union of the Centre. Casini was graduated with a degree in law, he was first elected in 1983 for the Christian Democracy party. In 1993, he was amongst the founders of the Christian Democratic Centre, which merged into Union of Christian and Centre Democrats in 2002. In 2001, after Silvio Berlusconi's victory in the general election, Casini was chosen by the newly formed parliament as President of the Chamber of Deputies. Up to 2006, with his UDC, he was regarded as one of the primary members of the House of Freedoms, sometimes spoken of as a possible successor to Berlusconi himself as leader of the coalition. However, as the campaign for the 2008 general election began, Casini detached himself from Berlusconi's coalition, refusing to enter his new People of Freedom party, preferring to contest the election alone.

In a speech to his UDC party, Casini said that "not everyone is for sale", in a not so veiled statement about Berlusconi's political tactics. Casini ran on a purely'centrist' platform, expanding the UDC into the Union of the Centre along with Savino Pezzotta's White Rose. After 2008, he remained in opposition. At the 2009 Administrative elections, alliances were decided on a local bases, sometimes with PdL, sometimes with the Democratic Party. In 2018 Casini was re-elected Senator in the single-member college of Bologna with the support of the centre-left coalition. Malaysia: Honorary Grand Commander of the Order of the Defender of the Realm After his divorce from Roberta Lubich, he started dating and moved in with Azzurra Caltagirone, daughter of the famous Roman entrepreneur and publisher Francesco Gaetano Caltagirone, they would have a daughter and married on 27 October 2007. Palazzo Montecitorio

George W. Romney Building

The George W. Romney Building - is the Governor of Michigan's main office, houses other State of Michigan offices; the building is named after the 43rd Governor and father of Mitt Romney. The building has a ten-story atrium, beginning on the fourth floor. Opened in 1926 as the Hotel Olds and operated by the Lansing Community Hotel Corporation which included R. E. Olds, the Jack Tar hotel chain purchased the property at 111 South Capitol Avenue in 1960 and renamed it "Jack Tar Lansing." In 1970, the historic thirteen-story limestone and brick structure was renamed the Olds Plaza following a sale to an Alma, Michigan oil businessman and subsequent renovation. In 1974, however, a different Alma-based layer and entrepreneur purchased the property and renamed it again to the Plaza Hotel; some of the hotel was converted to offices and meeting space was reduced. It became part of the TravelLodge chain in 1983 when the number of hotel rooms was at 100, down from 400 at its peak; the now-debt-ridden hotel was foreclosed on in 1985, long-term residents were evicted and the hotel closed.

The building was sold to the State of Michigan in 1988 gutted and renovated by Hobbs & Black Associates as the George W. Romney Building and houses the Office of the Governor and other state offices; the renovation included the adaptive reuse of 290,000 square feet as well as a 40,000-square-foot addition and atrium, earned the Showcase of Excellence Award from the Construction Association of Michigan in 1992. A current project for the Romney Building includes the renovation of the brick plaza, new vestibules and entry doors, the replacement of the second-floor deck

Zuhairi Misrawi

Zuhairi Misrawi is an Indonesian writer. Misrawi first gained public notice as a young intellectual at Nahdlatul Ulama, a traditionalist member of the Sunni Islam group in Indonesia. Misrawi completed his undergraduate education with the Creed-Philosophy Department, Faculty of Usul al-Din, Al-Azhar University, Egypt. Returning from Cairo, Misrawi was an active participant in the Institute for Study and Human Resource of Nahdlatul Ulama and was the Coordinator of Study and Research in 2000-2002. Misrawi is close to the world of contemporary Islamic thought and has served as director of the "Moderate Muslim Society". Since childhood, Misrawi made himself familiar with the Islamic world pesantren, he was a student of the Al-Quran Memorization Association in 1989-1990. Misrawi continued his studies at the pesantren TMI al-Amien, Sumenep, for five years. From this pesantren world, Misrawi learned many of the basics of the Islamic sciences such as the Quran, Fiqh and philosophy. While at the seminary, Misrawi became active in the world of writing.

In pesantren, he consecutively became the champion of the Scientific Writing Competition, carried out by the Islamic Library, from 1993 to 1995. During Misrawi's six-year period of study at the seminary, he was not satisfied with staying in the search for knowledge in the field of religion. Misrawi continued his graduate education in the Creed-Philosophy Department, Faculty of Usul al-Din, Al-Azhar University, Egypt. Since Misrawi's time as a student, the ability of his analysis of the Islamic world continues to grow, he has been active in the world of writing and has been the editor on the bulletin Terobosan and chief editor of university journal titled "Oase". In the world of activism, Misrawi was active in the Institute of Philosophy in Egypt. Misrawi was active in the Muslim Youth Forum A World in Alexandria; when Misrawi was in Egypt, thanks to his work in the world of activism and journalism, he had the opportunity to interview some of the major figures in the Islamic world, such as Yusuf al-Qaradhawi, Sayyed Yasin, Halah Mustafa, Youhanna Qaltah,'Username' Iraqi, Muhammad'Abd al-Bayoumi Mu'thi and Nawal Saadawi.

After Misrawi finished his studies at Egypt in 2000 he returned to Indonesia and became directly active in the institutions of Study and Human Resource Nahdlatul Ulama as the Coordinator for Study and Research from 2000 to 2002. Together with some the young leaders of other NU, Misrawi published a thought journal in Lakpesdam titled "Tashwirul Afkar" and made himself the editor of this journal from 2000 to 2005. In 2006, Misrawi continued graduate studies at the School of Philosophy in Driyarkara Jakarta. Although active as a political and Islamic activist, Misrawi continued to write. In general, Misrawi's writings are themed thoughts of contemporary Islam, religious tolerance and interfaith dialogue. In 2008, Misrawi became the director of the Moderate Modern Society, in Jakarta; the Moderate Modern Society is a research institute that aims to convey the moderation in Indonesia's development approach in terms of religious tolerance and social justice in a plural society with democratic ideas

Pearl Lagoon

Pearl Lagoon is a town in the municipality by the same name and was known as English Bank. It is located in the South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region of Nicaragua, it is the largest coastal lagoon in the South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region. Pearl Lagoon is home to 8,658 inhabitants as of 2005. About a century ago it was considered to be the second capital of the Miskito Kingdom when the last Miskito king took up residence in the city, he arrived there after Henry Clarence deposed him in Bluefields in 1894. At that time, Pearl Lagoon was called "the Granada of the Mosquitia" by one of the conquistadores of the Pacific Coast because of its beauty and the booming ship traffic. An 18th century cannon situated in the main street of the city has an inscription commemorating battles between liberal and conservative factions. Most of the inhabitants are Creole, but a large number of Miskito and some Garifuna are present. Similar to Bluefields, May Pole is a big celebration among the people; the main communities are Haulover, Marshall Point, Pearl Lagoon, Orinoco, La Fe, Brown Bank, Set Net, San Vicente and Pedregal.

Pearl Lagoon is home to four local baseball teams. The four teams are: Sweet Pearly, First Stop, The Young Brave, the Haulover Tigers. Pitchers Albert Williams and Devern Hansack, both natives of Pearl Lagoon, have played in Major League Baseball; the municipality of Pearl Lagoon is located just north of Bluefields, the capital of the South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region, can be reached by boat. In 2006 the IDR initiated the construction of a new rural road of 17 km from Kukra Hill to Pearl Lagoon; as of 2011, the road permitted direct access to Pearl Lagoon from Managua by road