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Howard Hawks

Howard Winchester Hawks was an American film director and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era. Critic Leonard Maltin called him "the greatest American director, not a household name." A versatile film director, Hawks explored many genres such as comedies, gangster films, science fiction, film noir, westerns. His most popular films include Scarface, Bringing Up Baby, Only Angels Have Wings, His Girl Friday, To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Red River, The Thing from Another World, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Rio Bravo, his frequent portrayals of strong, tough-talking female characters came to define the "Hawksian woman". In 1942, Hawks was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for Sergeant York. In 1974, he was awarded an Honorary Academy Award as "a master American filmmaker whose creative efforts hold a distinguished place in world cinema." His work has influenced various popular and respected directors such as Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, Jean-Luc Godard, John Carpenter, Quentin Tarantino.

Howard Winchester Hawks was born in Indiana. He was the first-born child of Frank Winchester Hawks, a wealthy paper manufacturer, his wife, Helen Brown, the daughter of a wealthy industrialist. Hawks's family on his father's side were American pioneers and his ancestor John Hawks had emigrated from England to Massachusetts in 1630; the family settled in Goshen and by the 1890s was one of the wealthiest families in the Midwest, due to the profitable Goshen Milling Company. Hawks's maternal grandfather, C. W. Howard, had homesteaded in Neenah, Wisconsin in 1862 at age 17. Within 15 years he had made his fortune in other industrial endeavors. Frank Hawks and Helen Howard met in the early 1890s and married in 1895. Howard Hawks was the eldest of five children and his birth was followed by Kenneth Neil Hawks, William Bellinger Hawks, Grace Louise Hawks and Helen Bernice Hawks. In 1898, the family moved to Neenah, Wisconsin where Frank Hawks began working for his father-in-law's Howard Paper Company.

Between 1906 and 1909, the Hawks family began to spend more time in Pasadena, California during the cold Wisconsin winters in order to improve Helen Hawks's ill health. They began to spend only their summers in Wisconsin before permanently moving to Pasadena in 1910; the family settled in a house down the street from Throop Polytechnic Institute and the Hawks children began attending the school's Polytechnic Elementary School in 1907. Hawks was an average student and did not excel in sports, but by 1910 had discovered coaster racing, an early form of soapbox racing. In 1911, Hawks's youngest sibling Helen died of food poisoning. From 1910 to 1912, Hawks attended Pasadena High School, but in 1912, the Hawks family moved to nearby Glendora, where Frank Hawks owned orange groves. Hawks finished his junior year of high school at Citrus Union High School in Glendora. During this time he worked as a barnstorming pilot, he was sent to Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire from 1913 to 1914. Though he was seventeen, he was admitted as a lower middleclassman, the equivalent of a sophomore.

While in New England, Hawks attended the theaters in nearby Boston. In 1914, Hawks graduated from Pasadena High School that year. Skilled in tennis, by eighteen years old, Hawks won the United States Junior Tennis Championship; that same year, Hawks was accepted to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he majored in mechanical engineering and was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. His college friend Ray S. Ashbury remembered Hawks spending more of his time playing craps and drinking alcohol than studying, although Hawks was known to be a voracious reader of popular American and English novels in college. While working in the film industry during his 1916 summer vacation, Hawks made an unsuccessful attempt to transfer to Stanford University, he returned to Cornell that September, leaving in April 1917 to join the Army when the United States entered World War I. During World War I, he taught aviators to fly and he used these experiences as influence for future aviation films such as The Dawn Patrol.

Like many college students who joined the armed services during the war, he received a degree in absentia in 1918. Before Hawks was called for active duty, he returned to Hollywood and by the end of April 1917 was working on a Cecil B. DeMille film. Howard Hawks's interest and passion for aviation led him to many important experiences and acquaintances. In 1916, Hawks met Victor Fleming, a Hollywood cinematographer, an auto mechanic and early aviator. Hawks had begun racing and working on a Mercer race car—bought for him by his grandfather, C. W. Howard—during his 1916 summer vacation in California, he met Fleming when the two men raced on a dirt track and caused an accident. This meeting led to Hawks's first job in the film industry, as a prop boy on the Douglas Fairbanks film In Again, Out Again for Famous Players-Lasky. According to Hawks, a new set needed to be built when the studio's set designer was unavailable, so Hawks volunteered to do the job himself, much to Fairbanks's satisfaction.

He was next employed as a prop boy and general assistant on an unspecified film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. (Hawks never named the film in interviews and DeMille made five films in

Beautiful Life (Rick Astley album)

Beautiful Life is the eighth studio album by English singer and songwriter Rick Astley. It was released on 13 July 2018 by BMG; the album peaked at number 6 on the UK Albums Chart. On 1 June 2018, Astley posted a video on Twitter announcing his upcoming album Beautiful Life set for release on 20 July. Beautiful Life ended up being released earlier than said, with its release date on 13 July 2018. Talking about the album, Astley said, "In the midst of all this madness, I just went back into my little home studio because that's what I love to do. It's my refuge really. I was tinkering about with bits and pieces and before you know it, I was making a new record." "Beautiful Life" was released as the lead single from the album on 1 June 2018. "Empty Heart" was released as the second single from the album on 6 July 2018. "Try" was released as the third single from the album on 23 August 2018. "She Makes Me" was released as the fourth single from the album on 9 November 2018. Beautiful Life debuted at number 6 on the UK Albums Chart.

It became Astley's fifth top ten album in the United Kingdom. In Germany, the album debuted at number 40 on the German Albums Chart; the album has charted in Austria and Switzerland. All tracks are written by Rick Astley. Official Website Beautiful Life at AllMusic

Malik Scott

Dohonna Malik Scott is an American professional boxer, known as "King" or "The Noble Artist". He holds notable wins over former world heavyweight title challengers Alex Tony Thompson. Scott had a stellar amateur career. In 1997, he won the Junior Olympics Championships and in 1998, Scott won the American Boxing Classic title and the "Under-19" Junior World Championships crown, he won the National AAU Heavyweight Championship in 1999 defeating world champ Michael Bennett and Jason Estrada in the process. In 2000 he beat DaVarryl Williamson and Malcolm Tann but lost to Estrada at the trials and Bennett in the Olympic box-offs and therefore did not qualify, his record was 70–3. Scott has only two defeats to his name, his wins include former amateur star Terry McGroom and journeymen David Bostice and Louis Monaco, he took a big step up in early 2007 and defeated former contender Charles Shufford. He did not fight between the beginning of 2012, due to a bicep injury, he has since recovered from the injury and made a comeback in early 2012.

Scott was under the tuition of boxing Hall of Fame trainer Jesse Reid until 2014 when the pair split because Scott believed Father Time was catching up with Reid, Scott reunited with his former amateur coach, Fred Jenkins. Scott is promoted by Goossen-Tutor. Scott was scheduled to fight on the Paul Williams vs. Nobuhiro Ishida undercard at the American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas; the fight took place on February 18, 2012. The opponent was heavyweight journeyman Kendrick Releford, it marked Scott's first return more than three years after his last fight. It was the second time Scott faced Releford in his career, as they fought back in January 2006; as the case for their first fight, Scott won by unanimous decision. Scott's second fight in 2012 was on June 2012 at Sportsmen's Lodge, Studio City, California, he faced off against Alvaro Morales. Scott won by a unanimous decision, he won by 60–54 on all three scirecards. Scott fought on the undercard of Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson on September 8, 2012 at the Oracle Arena, California.

It was against Tongan heavyweight contender Bowie Tupou. Scott won the fight by an 8-round TKO. On January 10, 2013 it was announced that Scott would face off against unbeaten heavyweight contender Vyacheslav Glazkov; the fight ended in a draw, the first blemish on Scott's record. On July 20, 2013 Scott fought Derek Chisora for the vacant WBO International Heavyweight title; the fight took place at the Wembley Arena in London and Scott suffered his first defeat, a sixth round knockout. Having been floored, he waited until the referee counted to nine to get up, but was adjudged to have been counted out in the act of rising. On January 24, 2014 Scott beat Grover Young by a stoppage in the second round, before getting knocked out in the first round by Deontay Wilder on March 15, 2014. Scott fought crafty southpaw veteran and somewhat of a gatekeeper, Tony Thompson, on October 30, 2015; the fight was scheduled for ten rounds and Scott went on to win the fight via unanimous decision despite being knocked down in the ninth round.

On November 12, 2016 he fought Cuban boxer Luis Ortiz in Monaco. Despite claiming that to have a perfect camp, the bout was uneventful and disappointing. Scott was on the backfoot for most of the fight and seemed unwilling to engage with Ortiz. British commentator Adam Smith lamented the bout as "the worst I have seen in many years". Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn was visibly disappointed after the bout and claimed that "Scott didn`t do us any favours tonight"; the official scorecards were 120–105, 120–106, 119–106 all in favor of Ortiz. Professional boxing record for Malik Scott from BoxRec

Guapituba (CPTM)

Guapituba is a train station on CPTM Line 10-Turquoise, located in the city of Mauá. In 1907, São Paulo Railway opened in the location the telegraph post Quilômetro 50; the passengers movement grew so that Quilômetro 50 post was a sporadic boarding point until the 1970s, not appearing in maps from 1954 to 1970. The region around the station grew a lot during the 1960s and 1970s, specially with the arrival of lots o migrants to Parque das Américas, Jardim Santa Rosa, Parque Aliança and Vila Gomes. There was great movement in favor of the construction of Parque das Américas station, specially by Saint Philip the Apostle Parish represented by its first vicar, Father José João Rogério Maria Mahon. According to local residents and the Parish history all the manifestations were organized by the church, until they won and station construction began in 1982. Named Guapituba for being located in the homonymous Mauá neighbourhood, the station was opened on 4 June 1983. In 1994, started being operated by CPTM as part of Line D-Beige

2012 San Antonio Silver Stars season

The 2012 WNBA season is the 16th season for the San Antonio Silver Stars franchise of the Women's National Basketball Association. It is their 10th in San Antonio; the following are the Silver Stars' selections in the 2012 WNBA Draft. April 11, 2011: The Silver Stars traded second- and third-round picks in the 2012 Draft to the Tulsa Shock in exchange for Scholanda Robinson. February 8: The Silver Stars signed Shameka Christon. February 16: The Silver Stars signed Ify Ibekwe, Kalisha Keane and Latoya Williams. February 27: The Silver Stars signed Ziomara Morrison. March 1: The Silver Stars traded Roneeka Hodges to the Indiana Fever in exchange for Tangela Smith. March 27: The Silver Stars signed Loree Moore. April 23: The Silver Stars signed Cierra Bravard and draft pick Shenise Johnson. April 30: The Silver Stars waived Ify Ibekwe. May 7: The Silver Stars waived Latoya Williams. May 14: The Silver Stars waived Cierra Bravard. May 15: The Silver Stars waived Kalisha Keane. May 16: The Silver Stars waived Loree Moore and Porsha Phillips

Comstock House

The Comstock House is a historic house museum in Moorhead, United States. It was built for Solomon Comstock and his family from 1882 to 1883 in a mix of Queen Anne and Eastlake style. Comstock was one of Moorhead's first settlers and an influential figure in business, politics and education in the growing city and state; the Comstock House is run by a partnership between the Minnesota Historical Society and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 as the Solomon Gilman Comstock House for its state-level significance in the themes of architecture, education, exploration/settlement, politics/government, transportation, it was nominated for its association with Solomon Comstock, instrumental in growing Moorhead from a pioneer village to a "booming railroad town", for its exemplary late Victorian architecture. Solomon Comstock came to Moorhead with the Northern Pacific Railway in 1871 as a track layer after his law career in Omaha and Saint Paul, stalled.

Within ten years of arriving he became the first Clay County Attorney, a Minnesota senator, owner of the Northwest Land Company, a business associate of James J. Hill. After two large floods in 1880 and 1881, Comstock decided to move out of the area by the Red River where the family first lived, the Points neighborhood, he planned to build a large house that would shelter his growing family at a safe distance from the flood waters as well as Moorhead's rough saloon district. A plot in the Highlands addition of Moorhead fit all of these criteria. Comstock chose a Minneapolis architecture firm, Fisk, to design the home, they used a combination of Queen Eastlake styles in the eleven-room structure. The property's outbuildings included an ice house. To support Fargo–Moorhead business, Comstock hired local contractors to complete the project. Comstock was hands-on with the construction of the home, picking out the different types of wood that were used throughout the structure, he spared no expense.

A clause in the contract with the builders required them to use the "best available materials" or risk replacement at the cost of the contractor. The Comstocks were prominent Moorhead citizens, their house hosted many people and community organizations from around Moorhead. Sarah Comstock, Solomon's wife, was the first president of the Moorhead Public Library Board. Before the completion of the library building in 1906, board members conducted meetings around the Comstock family's dining room table; the Moorhead Women's Club, of which Sarah was a founding member met at the Comstock House. The Comstock House stayed in family hands until 1965, when George Comstock and his wife Frances Frazier Comstock donated it to the Minnesota Historical Society. In 1974 the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places; the Comstock House Historical Society was formed to help restore the home to its 1883 appearance. After six years of fundraising, the house opened for public tours in 1980; the largest renovation project at the Comstock House began in 1988, when MNHS employee Kendra Dillard created a furnishing plan.

To carry it out, staff hired restorers to replace wallpaper, install new carpeting, reupholster two chairs. Extensive research into the originals guided the effort. In 2004 the City of Moorhead signed a contract with the Minnesota Historical Society to manage the day-to-day operations of the Comstock House, it did so until 2015, when the house was closed to the public for a year during a lead paint remediation project. After the house reopened in 2016, the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County took over management. List of museums in Minnesota National Register of Historic Places listings in Clay County, Minnesota This article incorporates text from MNopedia, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Comstock House