Emmanuelle Seigner is a French actress, former fashion model, singer. She is known for the Butterfly, The Ninth Gate and Frantic, she has been nominated for a César Award for Best Actress for Venus in Fur, for two César Awards for Best Supporting Actress in Place Vendôme and La Vie En Rose. She is married to Polish film director Roman Polanski. Seigner was born in Paris to a journalist mother, she is the granddaughter of sister of the actress Mathilde Seigner. She began modelling at the age of fourteen, she married Roman Polanski on 30 August 1989, they have two children: daughter Morgane and son Elvis. Polanski is 33 years her senior, her husband directed her in Bitter Moon and The Ninth Gate. In 2010, Seigner was featured in Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing, which went on to win the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. In 2012, she played the principal role of Vanda in Polanski's French film adaption of David Ives's two-character play Venus in Fur, based on the Austrian novel of the near-same name, for which she received praise as Vanda, an actress, playing against writer and theatre director Thomas played by Mathieu Amalric.
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Hotel Hell is an American reality television series created and narrated by Gordon Ramsay, which ran on the Fox network for three seasons from 2012 to 2016. It aired on Monday nights at 8 pm ET/PT, it was Ramsay's fourth series for the Fox network. The series features Ramsay visiting various struggling lodging establishments throughout the United States in an attempt to reverse their misfortunes, following a similar concept established in Ramsay's other programs, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares and its American counterpart, Kitchen Nightmares. Scheduled to premiere on Fox at 8 pm ET/PT on Friday, April 6, 2012, the series was first rescheduled to Monday, June 4, 2012 at 8 pm ET/PT, in order to accommodate the move of The Finder to Fridays rescheduled to August 13, due to Ramsay's other two series, Hell's Kitchen and MasterChef, being scheduled for Monday nights during the summer; the series' first season, which consisted of six episodes, ended on September 3, 2012. On August 31, 2012, Fox renewed Hotel Hell for a second season, which premiered on July 21, 2014.
Walter Le Montais Giffard was a member of the diplomatic corps of the Kingdom of Hawaii, a member of Liliʻuokalani's Privy Council of State. He was born on the Island of Jersey in Great Britain and moved to Hawaii at a young age, working his way up through the W. G. Irwin & Co. Ltd organization to partnership and trustee. Giffard was one of the consulting landscape architects for the grounds of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki, he was influential in the agricultural quarantine to protect Hawaii's sugar cane fields, helped introduce the Yellow Caledonia cane to the growers. He was born May 27, 1856, Island of Jersey, Great Britain, relocated to Hawaii in 1875 and was employed as a clerk by Honolulu merchant John T. Waterhouse. About a year he began working for W. G. Irwin & Co. Ltd as a bookkeeper, by 1890 was secretary and treasurer. Irwin was president and manager, with Claus Spreckels as vice president. Over the next several years, Giffard worked his way up in Irwin's company to become vice-president.
He was a director and co-trustee with W. G. Irwin for all affiliated corporations under the Irwin umbrella, his diplomatic service included Acting Chancellor of the French Legation in Hawaii for three years, Acting French Commissioner and Consul General for one year. He was appointed to Liliʻuokalani's Privy Council of State on August 25, 1891, but did not attend the council meetings, so as to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest with his diplomatic obligations. In 1896, the legislature of the Republic of Hawaii authorized an increase in postal rates for 1897, ordered that all existing unused postage in the old denominations to be destroyed. Giffard was appointed to the Committee to Destroy Postage Stamps and Stamped Envelopes, that oversaw the destruction, it was estimated. Giffard was with the Honolulu Park Commission for eight years and three months, for the period January12, 1904 through Oct 21, 1912, he served on the Board of Agriculture and Forestry in 1903, becoming its president for 1907.
He continued as a member of the board up through 1923. He was 1906–7 president of the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce, commissioner of Kapiolani Park, secretary-treasurer of the Kapiolani Park Association. By 1903, the destructive cane leafhopper had invaded the sugarcane fields and threatened to eviscerate the industry. Giffard's interest in horticulture and forestry led to his being on the Board of Trustees of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association, as well twice chairman of Hawaiian Sugar Planters Experimental Station committee. Under his leadership, the Experimental Station was reorganized, the destructive cane leafhopper was brought under control through the introduction of parasitoids, his efforts on behalf of the sugar industry were instrumental in importation of the Yellow Caledonia cane, a species with natural resistance to the cane leafhopper. He was a founding member president of the Hawaiian Entomological Society. While serving as secretary and executive officer of the Board of Agriculture and Forestry in 1904, he was appointed to act in place of president Lorrin A. Thurston, temporarily out of the territory.
California landscape architect R. T. Stevens counseled with Giffard on the design of the grounds landscaping of the modern-day Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Built by Castle & Cooke in 1925–1926, it replaced a Waikiki hotel of the same name, transferred to the federal government for use as the Army and Navy YMCA in 1917; the original Royal Hawaiian Hotel had been built by Robert Lewers in 1872, used as a home by King Kalākaua, managed by George MacFarlane. He married Martha Petre Brickwood of Honolulu, June 30, 1881, with whom he had a daughter Jane and son Harold, his son Duboit was from a former marriage. Giffard was a member the Pacific and Oahu Country Clubs, of Hawaiian Lodge, No. 21, F. & A. M. Shriners,He died June 30, 1929. Siddall, John William.. Men of Hawaii: being a biographical reference library and authentic, of the men of note and substantial achievement in the Hawaiian Islands: volume 1. Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Dine, Delos Lewis Van. "The Sugar-cane Insects of Hawaii". 91-93. U. S. Government Printing Office.
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