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Günter Pröpper

Günter Pröpper is a retired German footballer who played as a forward. Born in Dorsten, Pröpper started his career in amateur football before joining VfL Osnabrück in 1964, he spent three seasons with the club, moving on to Rot-Weiss Essen in 1967. Two years he joined Wuppertaler SV, where he played for the remainder of his career. A prolific goalscorer, Pröpper set the German record for most goals in a season in 1971–72, scoring 52 goals in 34 league games. By the end of his career, he had scored 258 goals, the joint-eighth highest total in German football history. Pröpper was born on 8 December 1941 in Dorsten, a town in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany, he began his career playing amateur football in his home town for BVH Dorsten, a team which two of his brothers and Erich played for, helped the club achieve promotion to the Verbandsliga, the highest level of amateur football at the time. After an impressive first season in the Verbandsliga, with the club finishing in fifth place, a number of players had attracted the attention of bigger clubs, in 1964, Pröpper joined Regionalliga side VfL Osnabrück.

He spent three years at the club, was top scorer in the 1966–67 season of the Regionalliga Nord with 25 goals. He subsequently joined Rot-Weiss Essen in 1967. After a good first season with Essen, Pröpper was dropped to the bench during the following season by new coach Kuno Klötzer. Despite being the club's second highest scorer in the 1968–69 season, Pröpper was not a regular in the side, was sold to Wuppertaler SV for DM 30,000 in 1969. Pröpper's most successful season came in 1971–72. In the third game of the season, he scored five goals in a game against SpVgg Erkenschwick, in October 1971, Wuppertal had an away match against Pröpper's former club Rot-Weiss Essen, he went on to score four times in an eventual 5–0 win, received a standing ovation from both sets of supporters as he was substituted. By the end of the season, Pröpper had scored a total of 52 goals in 34 league games – a record in German professional football for most goals in one season, a further eight goals in the Aufstiegsrunde as Wuppertal won promotion to the Bundesliga.

Pröpper scored 21 goals in his first Bundesliga season, helping the club finish in fourth place and qualify for the UEFA Cup. He continued to score in the following season as Wuppertal struggled in the league, but scored only two goals in the 1974–75 season as the club finished in last place and were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga North. Despite reported interest from other Bundesliga clubs, Pröpper remained at Wuppertal for the rest of his playing career until his retirement in 1979, he scored 170 goals during his ten years at Wuppertal, taking his career total to 258, making him the eighth highest top scorer of all-time in German football. Pröpper was born as one of eight children, his father died during the Second World War when Pröpper was still young. At the age of 14, he began an apprenticeship as a miner, trained to become a welder. Pröpper's son and his nephews and Thomas, are former footballers. Günter Pröpper at

Iowa Highway 64

Iowa Highway 64 is a 64-mile-long state highway that runs across two counties in east central Iowa. It begins at an interchange with U. S. Route 151 in Anamosa and ends at the Savanna-Sabula Bridge over the Mississippi River near Sabula, it continues through Illinois as Illinois Route 64. The western half of the highway makes up the Grant Wood Scenic Byway. At one time, Iowa 64 spanned the length of the state, it began at the Missouri River in Council Bluffs. It headed northeast and east on highways that today are parallel to Interstate 80 and US 30. In 1969, Iowa 64 was shortened to its current extent. Iowa 64 begins at an interchange with US 151 in Anamosa. West of the interchange, the road is County Road E28, which becomes Third Street in Anamosa, while to the east, Iowa 64 begins its eastward trek, it leaves Anamosa heading to the south-southeast. After an S curve that takes the road to the south and back east, the highway passes Antioch School, which Iowa painter Grant Wood attended for four years.

The highway rises. Iowa 64 arrives in the town of Wyoming. Upon arriving in Wyoming, Iowa 64 meets with another north–south state highway, this time Iowa 136. At the eastern end of Wyoming, Iowa 64 / Iowa 136 come to a T intersection where the original stretch of Iowa 64 comes to an end. Iowa 136 splits off to the south, while Iowa 64 splits off to the north briefly before curving eastbound once again. Five miles after leaving Wyoming, Iowa 64 enters Jackson County. Iowa 64 passes through the small towns of Monmouth and Baldwin and bypasses the village of Nashville before arriving in Maquoketa, the seat of Jackson County. Iowa 64 intersects US 61 in western Maquoketa; the stretch of Iowa 64 between US 61 and Main Street in Maquoketa is a part of US 61 Business. At the eastern city limits of Maquoketa, Iowa 64 intersects with Iowa 62 which heads north-northeast from Maquoketa towards Bellevue. After Maquoketa, Iowa 64 continues east through rolling farmland before descending into the Goose Lake Channel and intersects CR Z20 Iowa 113, near Spragueville.

Iowa 64 leaves the Goose Lake Channel east of Preston. About seven miles east of Miles, Iowa 64 meets US 67, which joins Iowa 64 from the south for its last one-half mile. US 67 ends at the intersection with US 52 west of Sabula. Iowa 64 and US 52 overlap each other for their last four miles in Iowa. Before entering Sabula, US 52 / Iowa 64 cross the Mississippi River backwater Sabula Lakes causeway. North of Sabula, the US 52 / Iowa 64 causeway divides the Mississippi River from Sheepshead Bay, another backwater area. At this point, US 52 / Iowa 64, directionally signed south and east are heading north. US 52 / Iowa 64 turn east and cross the main channel of the Mississippi River on the Savanna-Sabula Bridge, becoming US 52 / Illinois Route 64. After entering Illinois at Savanna, US 52/ IL 64 intersect IL 84. Illinois Route 64 provides a direct link to Chicago. Grant Wood Scenic Byway photo gallery Iowa 64 photo gallery


Zardoz is a 1974 Irish-American science fantasy film, a book, written and directed by John Boorman and starring Sean Connery and Charlotte Rampling, featuring Sara Kestelman. The film was shot by cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth on a budget of US$1.57 million. It depicts a post apocalyptic world where barbarians worship a stone god called "Zardoz" that grants them death and eternal life. In a future post-apocalyptic Earth in the year 2293, the human population is divided into the immortal "Eternals" and mortal "Brutals." The Brutals live in a wasteland, growing food for the Eternals, who live apart in "the Vortex," leading a luxurious but aimless existence on the grounds of a country estate. The connection between the two groups is through Brutal Exterminators, who kill and terrorize other "Brutals" at the orders of a huge flying stone head called Zardoz, which supplies them with weapons in exchange for the food they collect. Zed, a Brutal Exterminator, hides aboard Zardoz during one trip, temporarily "killing" its Eternal operator-creator Arthur Frayn.

Arriving in the Vortex, Zed meets two Eternals -- May. Overcoming him with psychic powers, they make him a prisoner and menial worker within their community. Consuella wants. In time, Zed learns the nature of the Vortex; the Eternals are protected from death by the Tabernacle, an artificial intelligence. Given their limitless lifespan, the Eternals have grown corrupt; the needlessness of procreation has rendered the men meditation has replaced sleep. Others fall into catatonia, forming the social stratum the Eternals have named the "Apathetics." The Eternals spend their days stewarding mankind's vast knowledge—through a voice recognition based search engine—baking special bread for themselves from the grain deliveries and participating in communal meditation rituals. To give time and life more meaning the Vortex developed complex social rules whose violators are punished with artificial aging; the most extreme offenders are condemned to permanent old age and the status of "Renegades." Eternals who somehow managed to die through some fatal accident, are reborn into another healthy, synthetically reproduced body, identical to the one they just lost.

Zed is far more intelligent than the Eternals think he is. Genetic analysis reveals he is the ultimate result of long-running eugenics experiments devised by Arthur Frayn—who is Zardoz—who controlled the outlands with the Exterminators, thus coercing the Brutals to supply the Vortices with grain. Zardoz's aim was to breed a superman who would penetrate the Vortex and save mankind from its hopelessly stagnant status quo; the women's analysis of Zed's mental images earlier had revealed that in the ruins of the old world Arthur Frayn first encouraged Zed to learn to read led him to the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Zed understands the origin of the name Zardoz—Wizard of Oz—bringing him to a true awareness of Zardoz as a skillful manipulator rather than an actual deity, he becomes infuriated with this realization and decides to plumb the deepest depths of this enormous mystery. As Zed divines the nature of the Vortex and its problems, the Eternals use him to fight their internecine quarrels. Led by Consuella, the Eternals decide to age Friend.

Zed escapes and, aided by May and Friend, absorbs all the Eternals' knowledge, including that of the Vortex's origin, to destroy the Tabernacle. While absorbing their knowledge Zed impregnates May and a few of her followers as he is transformed from a revenge-seeking Exterminator, his subsequent efforts to give the Eternals salvation by bringing them death are in essence acts of mercy. Zed helps the Exterminators invade the Vortex and kill most of the Eternals—who welcome death as a release from their eternal but boring existence. May and several of her followers do escape the Vortex's destruction, heading out to bear their offspring as enlightened but mortal beings among the Brutals. Zardoz ends in a wordless sequence of images accompanied by the sombre second movement of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, snatches of which are heard throughout the film. Consuella, having fallen in love with Zed, gives birth to a baby boy within the remains of the giant stone head. In matching green suits, they sit with the boy standing between them, who matures as they age in a series of fades.

The youth leaves his parents, who take hands and grow old decomposing into skeletons and vanishing. Nothing painted hand-prints on the wall and Zed's Webley-Fosbery revolver. Sean Connery as Zed Charlotte Rampling as Consuella Sara Kestelman as May Niall Buggy as Arthur Frayn / Zardoz John Alderton as Friend Sally Anne Newton as Avalow Bosco Hogan as George Saden Jessica Swift as Apathetic Reginald Jarman as voice of Death Bairbre Dowling as Star Christopher Casson as Old Scientist Boorman was inspired to write Zardoz while preparing to adapt The Lord of the Rings for United Artists, but when the studio became hesitant about the cost of producing film versions of Tolkien's books, Boorman continued to be interested in the idea of inventing a strange new world. Boorman said "I wanted to make a film about the problems of us hurtling at such a rate into the future that our emotions are lagging behind." The original draft was set five years in the future and was about a university lecturer who became obsessed with a young girl who disappeared.

He searched for her among communes. Boorman visited some communes for research, he decided to set the stor

Diana Souhami

Diana Souhami is an English writer of biographies, short stories and plays. Souhami was studied philosophy at Hull University, she worked in the publications department of the BBC before turning to biography. While working at the BBC she published short stories, wrote plays which were performed at Edinburgh Festival, The Kings Head in Islington and broadcast as radio and television plays by the BBC, she devised an exhibition: A Woman's Place: The Changing Picture of Women in Britain for the British Council which in 1984 toured 30 countries. Her book based on this exhibition was published by Penguin Books, she reviewed books and plays for newspapers. In 1986 she was approached by Pandora Press and received a commission to write a biography of Hannah Gluckstein, her life of Gluck was her only book in which she used a birth-to-death approach until her life of Edith Cavell. "We don't read in a linear fashion. The internet has so much information that it rather absolves the biographer from being a storehouse of knowledge."Souhami became a full-time writer publishing biographies which explore the most influential and intriguing of 20th century lesbian.

She followed Gluck, with Gertrude and Alice an account of the relationship between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas which lasted from their first meeting to Stein's death in 1946, Greta and Cecil examining the romantic relationship between Greta Garbo and Cecil Beaton, Mrs Keppel and her daughter a dual biography of Alice Keppel, a long-time mistress of King Edward VII, her daughter, Violet Trefusis; the Trials of Radclyffe Hall, the biography of Marguerite Radclyffe Hall won the Lambda Literary Award for Biography in 2000 and was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. In 2001 she departed from her usual genre to publish Selkirk's Island, an account of Alexander Selkirk's years as a castaway on Isla Más a Tierra in the Juan Fernández archipelago. Booksellers and librarians had been puzzling whether to classify Selkirk's Island as fact, faction, fable or fantasy when it won the 2001 Whitbread Biography Award. Returning to lesbian biography Souhami's, Wild Girls is a dual biography of Romaine Brooks, the American-born artist and her lover Natalie Barney and is set in Paris between the wars.

Never a straight biographer, Souhami places at the start of each chapter a short passage in italics where "she appears to be narrating some of her personal lesbian experiences - waiting in a bar for a blind date, a secret affair with a woman Dean, furtive love-making with a girl on the deck of a Greek ferry at night."In 2007 Souhami returned to writing about islands with Coconut Chaos, both an investigation into the lives on Pitcairn Island of the HMS Bounty muntineers and their descendants, a memoir of her journey to Pitcairn with a woman known only as "Lady Myre". Edith Cavell is a straightforward biography of the nurse, executed for her role in the smuggling of allied soldiers out of Belgium during the First World War. Murder at Wrotham Hill, being an account of the 1946 murder of Dagmar Petrzywalski and the subsequent investigation and prosecution of the crime. "I started writing about lesbians 25 years ago in the hope of contributing to breaking the history of silence. Acceptance can't happen without openness, I believe we should all try to speak out in our own way.

If you're silent and invisible you're no trouble to anyone. You're so buried. So we have to dig deep to shed light on'these practices', rid them of insult, turn the wrongdoing around and shame the abusers." A woman's place: the changing picture of women in Britain. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 1986. ISBN 9780140086096. Gluck, 1895-1978: her biography. Hammersmith: Pandora. 1988. ISBN 978 0863582363. Gertrude and Alice. Hammersmith: Pandora. 1991. ISBN 9780044408338. Bakst: the Rothschild panels of the Sleeping beauty. London: Philip Wilson. 1992. ISBN 9780856674198. Greta and Cecil. London: Jonathan Cape. 1994. ISBN 9780297643647. Mrs Keppel and Her Daughter. London: Harper Collins. 1996. ISBN 9780002556453; the Trials of Radclyffe Hall. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1998. ISBN 9780297818250. Selkirk’s Island. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 2001. ISBN 9780297643852. Wild girls: Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2004. ISBN 9780297643869. Coconut Chaos. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2007. ISBN 9780297847878.

Edith Cavell. London: Quercus. 2010. ISBN 9781849163613. Murder at Wrotham Hill. London: Quercus. 2012. ISBN 9780857382832. Gwendolen. London: Quercus. 2014. ISBN 9781782063520; the Weekend dir John Bruce production BBC Jupiter Moon Gale Group. Contemporary authors. New revision series, volume 76: a bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, general nonfiction, journalism, motion pictures and other fields. Farmington Hills MI: Gale. ISBN 9780787630867. Official website Diana Souhami on IMDb Costa Book Awards past winners

Bellary Raghava

Bellary Raghava was an Indian playwright and film actor, known for his works predominantly in Telugu theatre and cinema His uncle Dharmavaram Ramakrishnamacharyulu, was a pioneering dramatist in Telugu, initiated him on the stage. He was associated with another dramatist from Bellary, Kolachalam Srinivasa Rao, his students include female artists like Sarojini Kopparapu, Padmavati Kommuri, Annapurna Kakinada, male artists like Vasudevarao K. S. Apparao Basavaraju and Banda Kanakalingeshwara Rao. Raghava studied at Christian College, Madras, he practiced law after graduating from Madras Law College in 1905. Aged 12, he played in Shakespeare dramas. Raghava portrayed main characters in various dramas in the Sreenivasarao Kolachalam's group "Sumanohara" in Bangalore. In 1909 he founded the Amateur Dramatic Association of Bangalore. Harischandra, Padukapattabhishekamu, Brihannala, Ramaraju charitra, Tappevaridi, Saripadani sangatulu, etc. where his noted dramas. He visited various countries like Sri Lanka, France and Switzerland and gave seminars and lectures on Indian drama art.

He developed the naturalistic style in acting. He was particular that women should always play female roles on the stage. In 1927 he went to England and took part in English dramas with Laurence Olivier and Charles Laughton, his presentation of Tappevaridi by Rajamannar in 1930 in Madras, has received critical reception as a momentous event heralding a new era in Telugu theatre. In 1936, Raghava played Duryodhana in H. M. Reddy's Draupadi Maanasamrakshanam, he acted in Raithu Bidda and Chandika, has garnered critical acclaim. Raghava died on 16 April 1946; the Ballari Raghava Puraskaram award was instituted in his memory. It is presented to talented artists who contributed to cinema. In 1981, a postal stamp was released in his memory