Helen Shaver is a Canadian actress and film and television director. She has received Saturn Award nominations, among other honours. Shaver was born and raised, with five sisters, in St. Thomas, Canada, a small city located near London, Ontario; as a child, she suffered from chronic rheumatic fever and, between the ages of five and twelve, was forced to spend six months of each year in bed or in hospitals, which she said fostered her introspective side. She attended the Banff School of Fine Arts as a teenager and studied acting at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. After roles in such Canadian features as Outrageous!, Starship Invasions, Who Has Seen the Wind and High Ballin', Shaver won a Canadian Film Award as Best Lead Actress opposite Tom Berenger in In Praise of Older Women. Shaver was one of the stars of director Sam Peckinpah's final film, 1983's The Osterman Weekend. In 1985, Shaver starred in Desert Hearts as a 1950s university professor who falls in love with another woman.
Her performance, with co-star Patricia Charbonneau, drew critical praise and Shaver won the Bronze Leopard Award at the Locarno International Film Festival. Another prominent film performance during that time came in 1986 as the love interest of Paul Newman in his Oscar-winning portrayal of "Fast" Eddie Felson in Scorsese's The Color of Money, a sequel to 1961's The Hustler. In 1980, Shaver starred with Beau Bridges in the short-lived NBC TV series United States developed by Larry Gelbart. A year she starred in the short-lived drama series Jessica Novak, she subsequently appeared on such television shows as T. J. Hooker. In 1990, she guest-starred as the murderer in Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo, that year co-starred on the short-lived series WIOU, playing a television journalist. From 1996-1999, Shaver co-starred on the TV series Poltergeist: The Legacy, playing Dr. Rachel Corrigan, a widowed psychiatrist with an eight-year-old daughter, helped by the Legacy in the pilot episode. In 2000, she won a Genie Award for her portrayal of a drug-addicted prostitute in the independent feature We All Fall Down.
Shaver made her feature-length directorial debut in 1999 with Summer's End, which won an Emmy and earned her a directorial nomination. Shaver has directed a number of television shows and cable movies, including The Outer Limits, Judging Amy, Joan of Arcadia, The OC, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The L Word, Journeyman, Private Practice, The Unit, Orphan Black, 13 Reasons Why. In 2003 she won a Gemini award for Best Direction in a Dramatic Series for the Just Cause television series episode "Death's Details". In 2004, Shaver was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. Shaver dated screenwriter Stephen C. Peters, is now married to Steve Smith, the key grip she met during the filming of Desert Hearts, they have Mackenzie. Canadian Film Encyclopedia: A publication of The Film Reference Library/a division of the Toronto International Film Festival Group Helen Shaver on IMDb Helen Shaver on Twitter
Apple Valley is a town in Washington County, United States, located 12 miles east of Hurricane along SR-59. The population was 701 at the 2010 census. Apple Valley was incorporated on October 15, 2004, a 2007 population estimate by the US Census Bureau placed its population at 427. In 2006, some residents of the town signed a petition calling for dis-incorporation, saying that its incorporation was premature, they obtained enough signatures to call for a vote of dis-incorporation, but the attempt was unsuccessful. Another dis-incorporation vote on June 19, 2012 failed; as of the census of 2010, there were 701 people living in the town. There were 295 housing units; the racial makeup of the town was 94.3% White, 3.0% American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1% Asian, 1.3% from some other race, 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population. Official site
Lee Sung-jong known as Sungjong, is a South Korean singer. He is the vocalist of the South Korean boy band Infinite under Woollim Entertainment, he is the vocalist of Infinite F. Lee Sung-jong was born in Gwangju City, South Korea, on September 3, 1993, he moved to Andong when he was 9. He has a younger brother three years younger, he graduated from Jeoju Arts High School on February 7, 2012, was studying at Kongju University. On July 29, 2019, he revealed on his Instagram that he had enlisted for his mandatory military service, he enlisted on July 22 as a public service worker. Sungjong was first introduced as a vocalist of the boy band Infinite in 2010, his first appearance as a member was during Infinite's pre-debut reality show. The group debuted on June 9, 2010. Infinite F was announced during the One Great Step Returns encore concert and consists of members Sungyeol, L, Sungjong. There, they performed the song "My Heart is Beating"; the unit released their first song "I'm Going Crazy" in Infinite's 2nd album, "Season 2".
On November 19, 2014, they made their official debut in Japan with their album, "Koi No Sign" and debuted in Korea with the single album, "Azure" on the 2nd of December, 2014. Lee Sung-jong on Instagram
The events of 2004 in anime. At the Mainichi Film Awards, The Place Promised in Our Early Days won the Animation Film Award and Mind Game won the Ōfuji Noburō Award. Internationally, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence was nominated for the Annie Award for Best Animated Feature, the fourth consecutive year an anime was nominated for the award. Howl's Moving Castle was in competition for the Golden Lion at the 61st Venice International Film Festival; this list contains numerous notable entries of anime which debuted in 2004. It represents popular works that debuted as TV, OVA and Movie releases. Web content, DVD specials, TV specials are not on this list. 2004 in animation
Amulet: The Stonekeeper is a 2008 children's graphic novel written and illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi. The book concerns the adventures of Emily Hayes, who must try to rescue her kidnapped mother with the assistance of her younger brother Navin, a mysterious amulet, helper robots such as Miskit. Appropriate for grades 6–8 or ages 10–12, it is the first book in the Amulet graphic novel series. In 1994, two years after a car accident that killed her husband, Karen has difficulties as a single mother, she and her children and Navin, move to the old house of Karen's grandfather Silas near San Francisco. Karen says. While exploring Silas's library, Emily finds a stone amulet, hidden in a table, Navin helps tie it around her neck; the amulet begins giving suggestions beginning that night. The amulet tells Emily. A noise from the basement awakens the family from where they have sleeping on the floor of the house until it can further be renovated, as they enter to investigate, Karen is kidnapped by a large beetle-like monster with tentacles.
The children go downstairs to look, but when they reach the bottom of the stairs they are trapped in a different world and are confronted by the monster that swallowed their mother. The monster grabs the two children and swallows Navin, but with the amulet's assistance Emily is able to break free, Karen is able to push Navin out of a hole in creature's side; as the children hide from the monster, the amulet tells Emily that to save their mother they must find the house where Silas lives. It gives her clear directions but as they try to follow them, the monster runs after the children; the amulet helps them escape. Now deep underground, the children see a house on a column of rock, surrounded by water. There is an enormous hole overhead leading to the surface. An elf with an amulet similar to Emily's tries to attack them, but a large humanoid uses a ray gun to stun the elf and rows the children across the water to Silas's house. There they discover that Silas's assistant is a small rabbit-like robot named Miskit, controlling a large humanoid robot.
The children find Silas on his deathbed. Silas says to Emily that the amulet has great power and will allow her to rule the land of Alledia, has the power to turn back time, making Emily think of when her dad was alive and the possibility that she can use the Amulet to bring her dad back. Lastly, Silas tells Emily she must either reject the amulet's power, he passes away. After Silas dies, the lights turn off and the amulet glows and tells Emily to become the new stonekeeper and accept its power, which she does against Navin's wishes; the robots place Silas in a "sleep chamber" and locate Karen with a computer that shows them where the monster, an Arachnopod is. The children and Miskit board a flying vehicle to reach Karen, they struggle to pass through a tunnel with walls lined with tentacled monsters and see several Arachnopods. One in the pack of Arachnopods is the one carrying their mother; the heroes are unable to rescue her before their vehicle crash lands. As Emily goes after the beast, the elf they saw earlier uses his amulet to destroy the Arachnopod who has Emily's mother and holds her captive.
The elf captures Emily with his power, demanding that she help kill his father the Elf King. With her amulet, Emily repels the elf, her own amulet tells her to kill the elf, she refuses. Instead, Emily tells the elf to never come near her family again; the elf leaves. Silas's old helper robots determine that Karen was poisoned and needs an antidote, but the nearest city is 300 miles away. To take her to the city as soon as possible, the robots cause the entire house to be transformed into a giant robot; the giant robot, with everyone inside, walks through the water surrounding Silas's house, climbs out of the hole to the surface and starts walking across the landscape to the city, leading them to the antidote. The book received positive reviews. Upon the book's release, Booklist stated that the "action-packed adventure sequences move at an exciting clip," but that there were "dark elements in the tale." Kirkus Reviews found the author "a dab hand at portraying freaky monsters." In 2013, a reviewer for The Guardian "couldn't stop reading it."On the other hand, one reviewer for School Library Journal felt a "sense of déjà vu in some scenes" and concluded that the book was "serviceable, but not extraordinary."
Another School Library Journal review of the first three books in the Amulet series opined that the storyline was "a little too drawn out and chaotic, too many product placements."Among other recognition, a 2008 article in Book Links listed it as one of 26 "high-quality graphic novels … elementary-school students." The Young Adult Library Services Association named it one of its "2009 Best Books for Young Adults." In 2010 it won a Rhode Island Children's Book Award and was included in a Library Journal list of 33 "Graphic Novels for Reluctant Readers." In 2011 it received a Young Reader's Choice Award in the Junior Division from the Pacific Northwest Library Association and an Oregon Reader's Choice Award in the Junior Division from the Oregon Library Association. As of 2013, it ranked fourth on a list of "Best Graphic Novels for Children" on Goodreads. Scholastic. Publisher's official page, including links to Prologue, descriptions of the characters, a video from the author. Scholastic. Amulet: The Stonekeeper - Book Trailer.
Hogan, John. Amulet, Book One: The Stonekeeper. Janoski, Vincent; the Geekly Reader: Amulet by Kazu Kibuish
Ken Trujillo is a former Democratic candidate for Mayor of Philadelphia. As one of five children in a family facing poverty, Trujillo attended public schools and became the only one in his family to graduate from college, he went on to graduate Penn Law School in 1986, where he now teaches as an adjunct professor. Trujillo founded The Food Stamp Clinic in West Philadelphia, worked at Community Legal Aid Services, spent two decades growing Congreso into one of the largest anti-poverty advocates in the nation. Trujillo served Philadelphia as City Solicitor and an Assistant U. S. Attorney, winning a historic settlement against gun manufacturers and taking down Philadelphia's largest heroin gang and bank robbery ring. A small business owner, Trujillo founded a successful law practice and purchased historic WHAT 1340 AM, relaunching it as the Spanish-language station El Zol Philly, he was part of President Obama's transition team, Governor Ed Rendell appointed Trujillo to oversee Philadelphia's finances as his first appointee to Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.
In July 2016, he joined the Philadelphia-area office of law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka. Trujillo lives in Philadelphia with his wife and daughter, Maya; the son of a minister and a nurses' aide, Ken Trujillo grew up with four sisters living for long stretches in the back of churches where his father ministered. Trujillo's family struggled to get by, having to rely on food stamps at times and school lunch programs. Trujillo attended public schools and credits his teachers with giving him the tools to become the only one in his family to graduate from college. Trujillo earned his J. D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1986 with the help of student loans and several part-time jobs. After graduating from law school, Trujillo was appointed as an Assistant U. S. Attorney, where he prosecuted Philadelphia's largest heroin gang and the biggest bank robbery ring in city history. Trujillo's success in the courtroom earned him the position of Philadelphia's City Solicitor; as the city's top lawyer, he brought a lawsuit against gun manufacturers and reached an historic settlement with Smith & Wesson.
In 1997, Trujillo started Trujillo Rodriguez & Richards. The firm combined with top Philadelphia firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis. In 2011, Trujillo purchased WHAT 1340 AM and relaunched the station as Spanish-language radio El Zol Philly. In 2016, he left Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis and joined the Philadelphia-area office of Houston-based Chamberlain Hrdlicka. While at Penn Law, Trujillo joined with other students to start The Food Stamp Clinic in West Philadelphia. Since 1990, he has helped build Congreso, which provides underserved communities with education, job training, housing and health care services, into one of the leading anti-poverty organizations in Philadelphia, he and his wife, have worked for many years with Community Legal Services to provide free legal services to low income Philadelphians, who otherwise would have gone unrepresented at trial. He holds a position on the Community Leadership Board for the Greater Philadelphia Area American Diabetes Association. Trujillo was appointed to President Obama's transition team where he made recommendations on how to reform the Securities and Exchange Committee Commission.
Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell appointed him to oversee Philadelphia's finances as his first appointee to Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority. In January 2015, he withdrew from the Mayoral race due to extended family matters. Ken first met his wife, Laura, on a blind date set up by their families at the local American Legion Hall, they have been married for twenty years, live with their daughter, Maya, in Philadelphia