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Gauri Kund

Gauri Kund is a Hindu pilgrimage site and base camp for trek to Kedarnath Temple, in Uttarakhand, India. It is situated at an altitude of 6502 feet above mean sea level in the Garhwal Himalayas. Anekadhangavadeswarar is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the nayanars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam, the 275 temples reverred in the canon. Gauri Kund is connected with Shiva's wife Parvati known as Gauri. In Hindu folklore, Gauri committed to penance involving many ascetic and yogic practices to win over Shiva's affections. Local tradition claims that Gauri Kund is the spot where Gauri lived while carrying out these practices and it was here that Shiva admitted His love for Her, they were married at Triyugi Narayan, located nearby. There are hot springs in Gaurikund and they are converted to bathing places; this place is associated with the legend of how Ganesha acquired his elephant head. While bathing in the kund, Goddess Parvati fashioned Ganesha from the soap suds on Her body, breathed life into Him and placed Him at the entrance as Her guard.

Lord Shiva happened to arrive at the spot and He was stopped by Ganesha. Indignant at this affront, Shiva cut off Ganesha's head and Parvati was inconsolable, she insisted that the boy be brought back to life and Shiva took the head of a wandering elephant and placed it on Ganesha's body. Parvati had Her son back and Ganesha acquired the persona by which He is known all over the Hindu world since then. There are several inscriptions in the temple from historical times. One of the inscriptions states that the son of a Devadasi vowed to kill himself if the temple could not be completed. Tirugnana Sambandar, a 7th-century Tamil Saivite poet, venerated the deity in one verses in Tevaram, compiled as the First Tirumurai, he is believed to have rendered the verse. As the temple is revered in Tevaram, it is classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam, one of the 276 temples that find mention in the Saiva canon. There is a temple in Kanchipuram, the Anekadhangavadeswarar temple carrying the same name

Andando nas Nuvens

Andando nas Nuvens is a Brazilian telenovela produced and broadcast by Rede Globo ran from March 22 to November 5, 1999, for 197 episodes. Marcos Oliveira as Vantuir José Dartagnan as Arnon Andressa Koetz as Hannah Luciana Migliaccio as Gisela Karla Karenina as Iracema Nilton Bicudo as Rolando Bicalho Otávio Domit as Mário Bernardo Jorge Neves as Serginho Ary Coslov as Gregório Montana / waiter Guil Silveira as Maitre D' Milton Gonçalves as Delegado Serafim Dennis Carvalho as Almirante Prêmio Jornal dos Clubes Revelation: Mariana Ximenes Magnífico Award Revelation: Mariana Ximenes Prêmio Qualidade Brasil Biggest revelation: Mariana Ximenes Melhores do Ano Best actor: Marco Nanini Andando nas Nuvens on IMDb

Harry Bruce (politician)

Henry Adam "Harry" Bruce was an Australian politician, firstly for Queensland and for the Parliament of Australia. Born in Wandiligong, Victoria, he was educated at Haileybury College in Melbourne before moving to Queensland to become a bushworker in 1902, he was a sugar grower and an organiser of the Australian Workers' Union. In 1923 Bruce was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the Labor member for the district of Kennedy. In 1932, he was elected to the Tableland. In that year he was appointed Secretary of Public Works. In 1947 he was transferred from Public Works to Public Instruction. During this time, the Bruce Highway was named in his honour. Bruce left the Queensland Legislative Assembly in 1950, the following year was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Leichhardt. Bruce was buried in Balmoral Cemetery; as the federal elections of that year were drawing close, no by-election was held to replace him

Stronghold (film)

Stronghold is a 1951 American-Mexican historical film directed by Steve Sekely and starring Veronica Lake, Zachary Scott and Arturo de Córdova. A separate Spanish version Red Fury was made; the cost of both films was $519,000. In 1865, Señora Stevens and her American daughter Maria leave the US to return to Stevens' homeland of Mexico along with their servant Caesar. Both Maria's father and brother were killed in the US Civil War, they hope to live peacefully under Emperor Maximilian. Maria, her mother and Cesar are kidnapped by the bandit Ignacio López as soon. Señora Stevens fakes a collapse, which allows Caesar to attack the women to escape, they arrive at an estate belonging to the son of an old friend of Senora Stevens. Nacho arrives with Caesar and it is revealed that Alvarez is an ally of Benito Juárez, leading the fight against Maximilian. Pedro sends Señora Stevens to Taxco but keeps Maria hostage until he receives a load of silver he can trade for supplies; the silver arrives along with Maria's maid Lupe who gives her a note from Don Navarro asking her to bring Pedro with her when she is released.

Pedro agrees to go with her to Taxco. On the way he shows Maria some of the suffering caused under Maximillian and she becomes more sympathetic to his plight. Navarro's men attack are ambushed by Pedro's troops and Pedro escapes. In Taxco, Navarro invites Maria to a ball. On the way Pedro abducts Maria but Navarro recaptures her. Maria asks them to help the poor. Lupe tells Maria; the empress secretly instructs her guards to send men to Taxco to hang Pedro, so that Maria will marry Navarro and Navarro will get the Stevens money. Pedro is arrested at Senora Stevens funeral, he manages to escape but Navarro orders the cavern blown up trying to catch them. This threatens the lives of numerous mine workers. Pedro is about to be hun; the revolution against Maximilian begins. Veronica Lake as Mary Stevens Zachary Scott as Don Miguel Navarro Rita Macedo as Beatriz Vega Arturo de Córdova as Don Pedro Alvarez Alfonso Bedoya as Ignacio "Nacho" López Yadira Jiménez as Lupe Fanny Schiller as Señora Stevens Gilberto González as José Vega Carlos Múzquiz as Diego Sánchez Frederick A. Mack as Caesar Roc Galván as Gustavo Rojo Gustavo Rojo Iren Agay as Empress Carlotta Felipe De Alba as Emperor Maximilian The film was Zachary Scott's first after he finished his contract with Warner Bros.

It was financed by a Mexican company. Filming started in April 1950 at Churubusco Studios in Mexico City. Filing was complete by June. In the Spanish version titled Red Fury, Sarita Montiel played María, Emilia Guiú played Beatriz Vega, Carlos López Moctezuma played Don Miguel Navarro and Juan José Laboriel played Caesar. Many of the supporting actors appeared in both versions. Gustavo Rojo did not appear as his character was eliminated; the Monthly Film Bulletin called it "shoddy" with "none of the qualities one expects of Mexican productions. Little use is made of the natural beauties or the local inhabitants... Hard to follow and unconvincing". Diabolique called it "a film. Lake at least looks fine; that was her last Hollywood-ish movie." Rights to the film transferred to Nacional Financiera SA, a Mexican government-controlled corporation. In 1962 a lawsuit was filed against that company claiming unpaid salaries of $142,375 plus interest. $13,628 had been paid to the claimants in 1956 and 1958. Lake's original claim was for $47,500.

Ronald L. Davis. Zachary Scott: Hollywood's Sophisticated Cad. Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2009. Stronghold on IMDb Stronghold at TCMDB Stronghold at BFI Review of film at Variety

Selhurst

Selhurst is a London suburb in the Borough of Croydon 7.8 miles south-south-east of Charing Cross. The area is bounded by South Norwood and Thornton Heath; the home stadium of Crystal Palace Football Club, called Selhurst Park, is sited at the northern end of the neighbourhood. The BRIT School, a performing arts school operated by The BRIT foundation, more known for the BRIT Awards, is located in the area. Selhurst is named after the Anglo Saxon for "dwelling in a wood". Evidence of a Saxon settlement was found; the land was once owned by Henry VIII. Heavers Meadow is an open space covering an area of 8.75 acres with a footpath through a flood meadow. King George's Field 3 acres is sited near the junction of Selhurst Road and Sydenham Road with entrances on Sydenham Road and Gloucester Road; the Selhurst War Memorial on Selhurst Road is a grade II listed structure. The composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor lived at 30 Dagnall Park and the writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lived on Tennison Road. White British is the largest ethnic group as of the 2011 census, forming 26% of the population.

The second and third largest were 14 % each. Selhurst railway station has frequent trains north to London Victoria, London Bridge at peak times, south to Sutton and Epsom Downs via East Croydon and West Croydon. There are hourly train services to London Bridge from West Croydon, nearby Norwood Junction provides many more services, including the new East London Line. Selhurst Depot is used by the Southern train operating company. London Bus Route 75 and London Bus Route 157 both run the length of Selhurst Road, terminating at Croydon & Lewisham and Morden & Crystal Palace. Selhurst is in Zone 4 of the London Transport Network. South Norwood Thornton Heath Woodside Croydon Selhurst railway station Norwood Junction railway station West Croydon station Selhurst Property Guide

William F. Perry

William Flank Perry was a Confederate States Army brigadier general during the American Civil War. Before the war, he never practiced law. Perry was twice re-elected, he was president of East Alabama Female College at Tuskegee, Alabama between 1858 and 1862. He joined the 44th Alabama Infantry Regiment as a private but was promoted to major colonel. After exercising brigade command for nine months in 1864 and early 1865, Perry was promoted to brigadier general near the end of the war. After returning to Alabama and working as a planter for two years, he moved to Kentucky where he resumed teaching. For many years, he was professor of English and philosophy at Ogden College, Bowling Green, Kentucky. William F. Perry was born on March 1823 in Jackson County, Georgia. Perry moved with his family to Chambers County, Alabama in 1833. Perry had little or no formal education but he taught himself enough to become a teacher from 1848 to 1853 and a lawyer in 1854, although he never engaged in the practice of law.

Perry was elected and twice re-elected as Alabama's first superintendent of public education and served between 1854 and 1858. He resigned to become president of East Alabama Female College, at Tuskegee, the named Tuskegee Female College, now Huntingdon College. On May 6, 1862, Perry enlisted as a private in the 44th Alabama Infantry Regiment. Ten days he was appointed major of the regiment. Perry's regiment served in the Army of Northern Virginia under the overall command of General Robert E. Lee. On September 1, 1862, Perry was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the regiment and the same month, on September 17, 1862, after the Battle of Antietam, he was promoted to colonel. Perry was wounded by an artillery shell exploding near his head while he led the 44th Alabama Infantry in Major General John Bell Hood's division's general attack on the left flank of the Union Army line on Cemetery Hill and Little Round Top, near the area of boulders known as Devil's Den, on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Perry's brigade commander, Brigadier General Evander M. Law ordered his brigade, including Perry's 44th Alabama Infantry, to support the attack of Brigadier General Jerome B. Robertson's brigade by moving over Plum Rum toward Devil's Den; as they approached this objective, Law ordered Perry to seize four guns on the upslope behind Devil's Den as part of the assault. Perry's regiment had stalled about 50 yards short of Devil's Den; as Perry expressed concern about nearby artillery to Major Cary of his regiment, a shell landed near Perry's head, wounding him. After Georgia regiments from Brigadier General Henry Benning's brigade moved forward in support of the 44th Alabama Infantry and 48th Alabama Infantry, the Confederates cleared out the Fourth New York Artillery Battery under Captain James E. Smith and won control of Devil's Den and nearby woods; the 44th Alabama Infantry held this area while other regiments from Law's and Robertson's brigades unsuccessfully assaulted Little Round Top. Between December 19, 1863 and April 1864 and between June 3, 1864 and August 9, 1865, Perry commanded Evander M. Law's former brigade.

During the first period, the brigade was in Lieutenant General John Bell Hood's Division in the Department of East Tennessee while on detached service in the western theater with Lieutenant General James Longstreet's corps. In the second period, following the Battle of Cold Harbor, the brigade was in Major General Charles W. Field's Division, I Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Perry was wounded again when he tumbled into a hole at the Second Battle of Deep Bottom, at New Market Heights, Virginia, in August 1864. Longstreet and other high-ranking officers several times urged that Perry be promoted, but Perry was not promoted to brigadier general until February 21, 1865. Perry was paroled at Appomattox Court House, April 9, 1865. Perry became a planter in Alabama for two years after the war, he moved to Kentucky where he resumed his teaching career. He was professor of English and philosophy at Ogden College at Bowling Green for many years after the college was founded in 1877. William F. Perry died on December 1901 at Bowling Green, Kentucky.

He is buried at Bowling Green. After his death, Perry was honored by his students, who placed the William F. Perry Monument, an oversized headstone, on his grave. List of American Civil War generals Boatner, Mark Mayo, III; the Civil War Dictionary. New York: McKay, 1988. ISBN 978-0-8129-1726-0. First published 1959 by McKay. Eicher, John H. and David J. Eicher, Civil War High Commands. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. ISBN 978-0-8047-3641-1. Faust, Patricia L. "Perry, William Flank" in Historical Times Illustrated History of the Civil War, edited by Patricia L. Faust. New York: Harper & Row, 1986. ISBN 978-0-06-273116-6. Pfanz, Harry W. Gettysburg – The Second Day. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1987. ISBN 978-0-8078-1749-0. Sifakis, Stewart. Who Was Who in the Civil War. New York: Facts On File, 1988. ISBN 978-0-8160-1055-4. Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Gray: Lives of the Confederate Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1959. ISBN 978-0-8071-0823-9. Western Kentucky University web site, retrieved December 4, 2011