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Erika Lemay

Erika Lemay is an international artist, actress and performer. She is the creator of Physical Poetry. Lemay began ballet, she was a gymnast until the age of 11. At age 14 she performed for the first time in Europe in "La Piste aux Espoirs", Belgium's International Circus Festival, winning the Gold medal and the Public's Choice Award; this boosted her international career, touring Canada, USA, Europe and South America with international circuses. She became a freelance artist in 2003. Lemay is an inspirational speaker and Arts Ambassador for the nonprofit organization "Thinking ahead", her background of theatrical interpretation, aerial acrobatics and contortion, composes an unusual format of interpretation called Physical Poetry, performed by Lemay in theaters and festivals. It is a genre of performance coming from the Arts of Nouveau Cirque and using the human body as a means of expression. Performances by Lemay include, Inauguration of new Milano Malpensa Airport – MilanoExpo2015 Venice Film Festival 66th at Quintessentially VIP Terrace with Douglas Kirkland Venice Film Festival 70th at Spazio Cinecittà Luce, Soundtrack Stars Awards opening ceremony Royal Albert Hall in London, Varekai Red carpet by Cirque du Soleil Marlborough House in London at Ark Fundraising, with Prince.

Opening ceremony of the International Autodrome Ferrari in Imola, Italy FIBA 2010 Basket World Championship Opening by Cirque du Soleil at Arena Istanbul. 10th Monte Carlo Film Festival ceremony awards. TV movie The Half Brother, NRK Erika Lemay appears as guest star of Cirque du Soleil in different events, including: Press launches of Alegria and Quidam World Premiere of Worlds Away 3D at Tokyo International Film Festival Pan American Games Opening Ceremony Ritz-Carlton Montreal 100th Anniversary Golden Circus in Roma Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris Festival International du Cirque de Massy Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo 1st Planetary Carnival of Stage Direction in St. Petersburg Nominated as the Queen of Circus by Vanity Fair Portrayed in video Objet de Desir by Hollywood icon maker Douglas Kirkland. Official website

Santa Bárbara de Nexe

Santa Bárbara de Nexe is a civil parish in the Portuguese municipality of Faro on the southern Algarve. The population in 2011 was 4,116, in an area of 38.22 km². It is located a few kilometers from Loulé. Human settlement in the area of Santa Bárbara de Nexe goes back to the Middle Paleolithic, the area came to be inhabited by Pre-Roman peoples of the Iberian Peninsula, namely the Cynetes. Phoenicians and Arab trading routes crossed these lands, where many came to occupy.. The area had some Phoenician influence, was incorporated by Ancient Rome, become part of the Visigothic Kingdom of Hispania, was conquered by the Moors and incorporated in the Al'Garb Al-Andalus; the area would be incorporated in the Kingdom of Portugal during the end of the Portuguese Reconquista against the Moors, in the 1272, by King Afonso III of Portugal. The eldest reference to a place called "Nexe" appears in 1291 in a chart about the boundaries of Faro and Loulé. During the 14th century, the parochial church was constructed on the site of an ancient chapel.

Santa Bárbara de Nexe became a parish in the 16th century. Santa Bárbara de Nexe is located in the Barrocal Algarvia in a natural amphitheater on the flanks of the Serra de Monte Figo, over the Ria Formosa and Atlantic Ocean; the village is home of Eddie's Bar, a bar dedicated to the heavy metal band Iron Maiden by Steve Harris, the bassist for the group. Church of Santa Bárbara, the Manueline and Neoclassic architectural site, developed from the 1444 chapel, supported by the Order of St. James, recognizable by the complex Gothic-like spine vaulted ceiling in its interior and arches, the tall vertical, square belltower. In these locations the Charolas play songs and improvised chants to mark the New Year, in a climate of friendship and socio-political critiques; the Charolas are manifestations of the traditional culture of Santa Bárbara, unique to the region, like the popular poetry and lack of religious symbology. The Charolas of Nexe, during the middle of the 20th century, reached their zenith with the accordionists of Bordeira, that included José Ferreiro and João Barra Bexiga, in addition to the popular poetry of António Aleixo and Clementino Baeta

NBA In the Zone 2

NBA In the Zone 2 is a video game developed and published by Konami for the PlayStation. NBA In The Zone 2 featured NBA rosters from the 1996-1997 NBA season and support for up to eight players, introduced substitutions and the ability to play both a full season or playoffs to the series, it featured the National Anthem. Johnny Ballgame had a lukewarm response to NBA in the Zone 2, praising the player animations but complaining that only standard basketball game features are included and the gameplay is limited to little more than dunking and shooting three-pointers, he concluded that "its lack of depth dooms it to the sidelines with the rest of the middle-of-the-pack basketball games."Next Generation, in contrast, considered it a dramatic improvement over the original game. They judged it to have expanded offensive and defensive possibilities and "the most realistic looking NBA teams in videogame history." Concluding that "with its intuitive control, sharp graphics, deep gameplay, it's the best basketball game on the planet", they scored it a perfect 5 stars.

Scoring the game a 7.1 out of 10, GameSpot's John Broady agreed with Next Generation that "The game sets a new standard of visual excellence for sports games on any console system. The realistic players jump off the screen, the play animation couldn't be smoother, the camera angles provide several great views of the action." However, he stated that the pace of the gameplay is so leisurely, it lacks the excitement of real basketball, though he added that this would make it a good game for beginners at basketball games, since it gives them more opportunity to learn the mechanics. The two sports reviewers of Electronic Gaming Monthly contradicted Broady on both points, saying that the graphics and frame rate are mediocre, but that this allows the game to play much more than most basketball games, they gave it an 8.5 out of 10

After the Quake

After the quake is a collection of six short stories by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, written between 1999 and 2000. First published in Japan in 2000, it was released in English as after the quake in 2002; the stories were written in response to Japan's 1995 Kobe earthquake, each story is affected peripherally by the disaster. Along with Underground, a collection of interviews and essays about the 1995 Tokyo gas attacks, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, a complex exploration of Japan's modern history, After the Quake represents part of an effort on the part of Murakami to adopt a more purposeful exploration of the Japanese national conscience; the stories in After the Quake repeat motifs and elements common in much of Murakami's earlier short stories and novels, but present some notable stylistic changes. All six stories are told in the third person, as opposed to Murakami's much more familiar first person narrative established in his previous work. Additionally, only one of the stories contains clear supernatural elements, which are present in the majority of Murakami's stories.

All of the stories are set in February 1995, the month between the Kobe earthquake and the Tokyo gas attacks. Translator Jay Rubin says of the collection, "The central characters in After the Quake live far from the physical devastation, which they witness only on TV or in the papers, but for each of them the massive destruction unleashed by the earth itself becomes a turning point in their lives, they are forced to confront an emptiness they have borne inside them for years." Komura, an early-thirties salesman living in Tokyo, comes home from work five days after the quake to find that his wife of five years has left him. She leaves a note saying that living with him is like living with a "chunk of air" and that other women would be lucky to be with him down the road. About a week he takes a week-long leave of absence. Before he leaves work that day, his friend Sasaki asks him if he would like to take an all-expenses-paid trip to Kushiro to deliver a small package to Sasaki's sister Keiko. At the airport, he is greeted by her friend Shimao.

After a slight confusion regarding Keiko thinking that his wife has died rather than left him, they go to a noodle house for a meal. There, the two women tell him the story of. Afterwards, the three go to a love hotel. After taking a bath, he finds that Shimao alone, he asks Shimao about a "bear story". After finishing the story, she goes to take a bath; when she returns to the room, the two try to have intercourse but Komura is unable to commit himself, mentioning earlier that he does not find interest in anyone other than his wife. They talk instead, she insinuates. After Shimao apologizes for the joke, Komura lies down again and ruminates about his excursion to Kushiro. Junko, a runaway, Keisuke and rock music enthusiast, share a place in a small seaside town in the Ibaraki Prefecture. One day right before midnight, they receive a call from mid-forty-year-old Miyake asking if they want to come to the beach to light a bonfire together. At the beach they talk about a number of things, including the recent quake, Miyake's Kansai dialect, why Miyake likes lighting bonfires on the beach.

Junko thinks about Jack London's "To Build a Fire" and her contrarian interpretation of how the man fundamentally longs for death. They drink Suntory together; the two talk about Miyake's family and a recent painting Miyake finished, Landscape with Flatiron, its cryptic meaning. As the bonfires dies, they talk about dreams and death; as they sit together thinking about death, Junko drifts to sleep. Yoshiya goes to work late after waking up with a hangover; that evening, while transferring between subway lines to get home, he sees a mid-fifties man who has a missing earlobe and decides to follow him surreptitiously. Yoshiya lives with his mother, away helping her religious group provide earthquake relief; when he was young he was told by his fatherlike "special guide" Mr. Tabata that his father is "Our Lord." When he is in high school he learns that his father, according to his mother, is an obstetrician who she "had knowledge" of during her high school days. That man was adamant about Yoshiya not being his child and had an accident in his childhood in which a dog bit off one of his earlobes.

The man who Yoshiya follows hails down a cab. The man walks away. After traveling through a scrap yard and several walls, they end up at a baseball field and the man vanishes. After surveying the field, he proceeds to dance, feeling as if he is being tes

Aeropesca Colombia Flight 217

Aeropesca Colombia Flight 217 was an internal scheduled passenger flight in Colombia from La Vanguardia Airport, Villavicencio to El Dorado International Airport, Bogotá. On 26 March 1982 the flight was operated by a four-engined Vickers Viscount turboprop registered HK-2382 which collided with a mountain at 7,700 feet 130 km south east from Bogotá near Quetame in bad weather; the storm hampered rescue attempts but all 21 on-board were killed. The aircraft was a Vickers Viscount 745D four-engined turboprop, built in the United Kingdom in 1956 for Capital Airlines of the United States. First flown on 15 December 1956 it was bought by Aeropesca Colombia in March 1976. Citations Bibliography