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Ibirapuera Park

Ibirapuera Park is an urban park in São Paulo. It comprises 158 hectares between Av. República do Av. Pedro Alvares Cabral, Av. IV Centenário, is the most visited park in South America, with 14.4 million visits in 2017. Ibirapuera Park was the first metropolitan park in São Paulo, designed along the lines of other great English landscape gardens built in the 20th century in major cities around the globe, but inspired on modern drafts from the landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, it was inaugurated on 21 August 1954 for the 400th anniversary of the city of São Paulo with buildings designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer and landscape by agronomist Otávio Augusto Teixeira Mendes. The construction of several pavilions in the park was controversial when the park was designed, group of people advocated for an green park rather than one that included buildings. In the 90s, its green areas were graded heritage-listed status by the city and the state of São Paulo to avoid further construction and keep its historical gardens and green open spaces preserved.

In 2016, the complex of buildings designed by Niemeyer in the park were registered as national landmark by the National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute. Ibirapuera is one of Latin America's largest urban parks, together with Chapultepec Park in Mexico City and Simón Bolívar Park in Bogota, its iconic importance to São Paulo is internationally comparable to that of Central Park to New York City; the park is cited as one of the most vibrant and photographed parks in the world, as together with its large area for leisure and walking, it hosts a vivid cultural scene with museums, a music hall, popular events such as São Paulo Fashion Week and trade shows. It is claimed to be the most visited urban park in South America, is listed as one of the best parks in the world, is described as "a green oasis at the heart of a concrete jungle"; the park has been managed for decades by the city of São Paulo, but the local government plans to concession all its parks' management to private hands, starting with Ibirapuera Park.

Since 2014, the park has the support of the Ibirapuera Park Conservancy, a strong community nonprofit that supports park stewardship and conservation actions through a capital improvement plan, engagement projects and volunteer work. Admission to the park has been free since 1954, it is open from 5am until midnight every day. Ginásio do Ibirapuera Estádio Ícaro de Castro Melo Official Parque Ibirapuera Conservação website São Paulo City Department of Parks Media related to Ibirapuera Park at Wikimedia Commons Geographic data related to Ibirapuera Park at OpenStreetMap

Nazriya Nazim

Nazriya Fahadh is an Indian film actress and producer, who predominantly works in Malayalam Cinema along with a few Tamil films. She started her career as an anchor on Malayalam television channel Asianet before pursuing a career as an actress, she made her debut as a child artist with Palunku and as a lead actress in the 2013 Malayalam film Maad Dad. She has gone on to star in successful films such as Neram, Ohm Shanthi Oshaana and Raja Rani and Bangalore Days. Following her marriage to actor Fahadh Faasil, she took a break from acting, she made a comeback in 2018 with Anjali Menon's movie Koode. Nazriya Fahadh was born to Begum Beena, she has Naveen Nazim. Her family lived in Al Ain, UAE, before moving to Thiruvananthapuram, she studied in Our Own English High School, Al Ain, UAE and Christ Nagar Senior Secondary School,Thiruvalam, Trivandrum. She has stated that she wants to study something related to business and that she may take up either a Commerce or BBA course. In 2013, she joined Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram, but left the college, owing to her tight shooting schedules.

She started her career in television as an anchor in a Muslim oriented television quiz show named Punyamaasathiloode and the Orbit Digital vision production Shruthilayam on Kairali 2005, produced by Sameer Glory. She started her acting career in 2006 as a child artist in the Malayalam film Palunku, directed by Blessy, in which she played the daughter of Mammootty's character, she went on to become an anchor on Asianet's popular music reality television show Munch Star Singer. The Mohanlal-starrer Oru Naal Varum was her next venture, in which she played Dhanya, the daughter of Sreenivasan's character, she was cast in an album titled Yuvvh by Sony Music Entertainment, which became popular among the youth. Nazriya landed in her first female lead role in the Malayalam film Maad Dad, she was associated with the team of Yuvvh—director Alphonse Putharen and actor Nivin Pauly— again for the romantic comedy thriller film Neram—which was made in Tamil and Malayalam. The movie became a big success, the lead pair was appreciated by both critics and audiences alike.

The scene in which Nivin proposes to Nazriya acquired cult status among cinegoers. She was seen in Raja Rani, as an IT professional called Keerthana. Gautaman Bhaskaran from Hindustan Times wrote: "the one person who caught my attention was Nazriya Nazim, who as Arya's lover Keerthana, is gorgeous with a face, so expressive that we do not need her to speak", her next release was Naiyaandi. In 2014, she was first seen in Salalah Mobiles, which flopped despite having a strong star cast, including Dulquer Salmaan, she has completed filming for Thirumanam Enum Nikkah in Tamil, in which she acts as a Tamil Iyengar girl and Om Shanthi Oshaana in Malayalam, sharing screen with her lucky charm Nivin Pauly. As expected, the film became a big hit, became a blockbuster, running 50 days in all theatres, her most recent films are Bangalore Days and Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram in Malayalam, Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah and Vaayai Moodi Pesavum in Tamil. Nazriya was signed to star in Nee Nalla Varuvada in October 2013.

However, in March 2014, Kajal Aggarwal was replaced Nazriya. In 2014, she received a Vijay Award in the category of Best Debut Actress for her acting in Neram, she won the best actress in the 45th Kerala State Film Awards. Nazriya made a comeback with the Prithviraj-starrer, Anjali Menon film, after taking a break from films following her marriage to Fahadh Faasil. In January 2014, Malayalam film actor Fahadh Faasil announced to the media that he was set to marry Nazriya; the pair got to know each other more on the sets of Anjali Menon's Bangalore Days, in which they played the roles of husband and wife. Fahadh and Nazriya revealed; the pair were engaged in February 2014, before having a wedding ceremony on 21 August 2014 in Thiruvananthapuram. Producer Nazriya Nazim on IMDb Nazriya Nazim on Facebook

Elke Sleurs

Elke Sleurs is a Belgian politician and is affiliated to the N-VA. Sleurs is a gynaecologist, she was elected as a member of the Belgian Senate in 2010. After the 2014 elections Sleurs was elected as a member of the Flemish Parliament and a regional senator. However, in October 2014 she became Secretary of State for Poverty Reduction, Equal Opportunities, People With Disabilities, Combating Fraud and Scientific Policy in the Michel Government. On 21 May 2015, she became secretary of state for Urban Policy, but handed over the Combating Fraud portfolio to colleague Johan Van Overtveldt. On February 20, 2017, Sleurs announced she would leave her position as Secretary of State for Equal Rights, Disabled Persons, Scientific Policy, Urban Policy and fighting Poverty to become lijsttrekker in Ghent for the upcoming 2018 municipal elections. Three days the N-VA decided to replace Sleurs with Zuhal Demir. Demir was sworn in by the King on 24 February 2017

Characters of Smash

Smash is a musical-drama television series, broadcast on NBC since February 6, 2012. Smash features an ensemble cast, with 13 regular cast members over the course of two seasons; the show is about the creation of Broadway musicals. The first season revolves around the creation of Bombshell, a musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe; the second season follows Bombshell's road to Broadway, introduces a new musical, Hit List. Debra Messing portrays a successful Broadway lyricist and Bombshell's co-writer, she is married with a son, but had an affair with Michael Swift, who played Joe DiMaggio in the initial Bombshell workshop. She reconciles with her husband Frank, but they decide to get a divorce early in the second season. Houston is based on creator Theresa Rebeck. Jack Davenport portrays Derek Wills, the sleazy director and choreographer of Bombshell, who will stop at nothing to make the show a success, he has an on-and-off relationship with Bombshell star Ivy Lynn, though he has shown interest in Karen Cartwright and had a physical relationship with Rebecca Duvall during the Boston preview before she left the show.

In Season 2, he becomes the director and choreographer of Hit List. Katharine McPhee portrays Karen Cartwright, an ingenue from Iowa, who has a successful audition and becomes a serious contender for the role of Monroe in Bombshell. Somewhat new to show business, her naiveté is scorned by her peers, though her talent is called into question, she played Marilyn for the Boston preview. In season two, she is broken up with long-time boyfriend Dev after he cheated on her with Ivy in season one and begins seeing Jimmy Collins, she joins Hit List. Christian Borle portrays a theatrical composer and Julia's longtime songwriting partner, he and Derek Wills have an acrimonious relationship stemming from a business fallout 11 years ago. Tom, gay dates a Republican lawyer but becomes attracted to Sam Strickland, a dancer in the ensemble of Bombshell. In Season 2, Tom and Sam break up and Tom becomes the director of Bombshell after Derek quits. Megan Hilty portrays Ivy Lynn, a seasoned performer who, at the beginning of the series, is working in the ensemble of Heaven On Earth, a Broadway musical that Tom and Julia wrote.

Ivy is favored by nearly everyone on board with the production to play Marilyn Monroe in Bombshell, but after the workshop flops, she is replaced by a big movie star. Throughout the show, she's in an on-and-off relationship with the Bombshell director/choreographer Derek Wills and finds herself competing with Karen in many different situations losing the role of Marilyn to her for the Boston previews. In the second season, she contemplates leaving show business, after Karen has her fired from Bombshell, she decides to pursue other career options. She gets the female lead in Liaisons. Karen leaves Bombshell about the same time for Hit List and Ivy takes back the lead of Bombshell. In "The Transfer," she learns. Anjelica Huston portrays Eileen Rand, Bombshell's tenacious producer, dealing with divorce proceedings from her husband, which could threaten the musical and forces her to think outside the box in securing funds for the show. A running gag throughout the series is Eileen throwing drinks into Jerry's unsavory face.

In the first season, she begins a relationship with a kind and handsome bartender, who provides funding needed to get the show on Broadway. They lose funding early in the second season because the money is dirty and Nick goes to jail and ends their relationship; because of the funding issue, Eileen steps down as producer with Jerry stepping in. She starts to date a New York Times columnist. Jaime Cepero portrays Ellis Boyd, Tom's and Eileen's conniving personal assistant during the first season, attempting to receive credit for Bombshell and make his way as a show producer; as the first season continues, convinced that with an off-hand comment he is the inventor of Marilyn Monroe and somehow created the show, takes more inappropriate steps to be recognized as a producer, including giving Rebecca a drink mixed with peanuts, which she is allergic to, in order to remove her as the star. He boasts of this to Eileen as proof of his "skills" but she responds by firing him. Cepero did not return for season 2, though he makes small appearance in Episode 11 of season 2 during Tom's nightmare.

Raza Jaffrey portrays Dev Sundaram, Karen's live-in boyfriend, who works in the office of the New York City mayor's press secretary who forces her to choose between their relationship or her career. He proposes marriage but when Karen is unsure, Dev sleeps with Ivy. Ivy tells Karen of their encounter and an angry Karen breaks up with Dev. Jaffrey did not return as part of the main cast for season 2. Brian d'Arcy James portrays Frank Houston, Julia's husband and a high-school chemistry teacher, who wishes that Julia would spend more time at home, he was upset when she confessed to her affair with Michael Swift and more so when he confronted Swift and learned Julia had cheated on him earlier in the marriage. They separated but reconciled. However, they decide to get a divorce in the second season. Julia makes good with Frank in the series finale and they both go easy with their divorce proceedings. James was credited as recurring in Season 1's pilot, but was promoted to regular from episode 2. James did not return as part of the main cast for season 2.

Leslie Odom, Jr. portrays Sam Strickland, an ensemble member, a good friend of Ivy, gay and much into sports. Due to their mutual friendship with Ivy, he fo

List of county roads in Sumter County, Florida

The following is a list of county roads in Sumter County, Florida. All county roads are maintained by the county. Most rural roads in Sumter County have been assigned county road numbers rather than names. Few of these are included in the list. County Road 44A exists along the north side of State Road 44 in Wildwood and Orange Home, was designated as SR 44A; the road begins southeast of the interchange with Interstate 75, intersects with CR 225, which runs north and south, while CR 44A runs directly east and west until it curves to the right and becomes Kilgore Street. The road moves south onto Central Avenue running parallel to the CSX line until reaching Lynum Street, crosses the tracks until Lynum Street terminates at US 301. County Road 44A not only crosses US 301 to enter Huey Street, but the wye for the former Leesburg and Tavares railroad line. One block away, CR 44A breaks away from Huey Street and curves south before running along the north side of the right-of-way of the mentioned abandoned railroad line.

The line contained a series of abandoned freight cars until the 2000s, the road and railroad line followed each other until CR 44A terminates at a recreational vehicle park in Orange Home. County Road 48 is two different former segments of Florida State Road 48, it runs from US 41 in Floral City, but doesn't enter Sumter County until it crosses the bridge over Withlacoochee River where it enters the unrecognized community of Bay Hill. The road passes an RV camp on the river and the intersection with CR 575. From there it winds through the swampland and farmland of southwestern Sumter County, through Wahoo becoming a state road at Interstate 75's Exit 314 in Bushnell; the second segment exists at the south end of the concurrency with US 301 at CR 476, where it becomes a county road again. It makes a right turn at a blinker light at Florida Street; the route curves from south back to east again as it heads toward Beville's Corner which contains the intersection with SR 471 enters Center Hill where it becomes Kings Highway, branches to the northeast towards Okahumpka and Howey-in-the Hills in Lake County.

Sumter County Road 462 is a local rural west to east county road that spans from CR 475 northwest of Wildwood, ends at CR 466A east of Wildwood. It was designated as SR 462, is overlapped by US 301. Sumter County Road 466 is a west to east rural county road in northern Sumter County, it spans from a wye intersection with CR 475 east of an overpass over I-75, ends at the Sumter-Lake County Line east of Oxford. The route was former designated as SR 466 Sumter County Road 466A is a west to east suffixed alternate route of CR 466 in northern Sumter County, it spans from US 301 across from the former Wildwood to the Sumter-Lake County Line. Like its parent route, it was designated as SR 466A Sumter County Road 468 runs west-to-east from US 301 in Coleman to Florida State Road 44 in Orange Home at the northeast end; the road was designated as SR 468 Though another CR 468 exists in nearby Lake County near Leesburg, little evidence of a connection between the two roads exists. Sumter County Road 469 runs south-and-north from SR 50 in Mabel just west of the Sumter-Lake County Line to CR 48 in Center Hill.

The road was designated as SR 469. Sumter County Road 470 is a long bi-county road in central Sumter County running west to east; the route runs from SR 44 in Rutland into the Sumter–Lake County Line west of Okahumpka at the north end of the multiplex with Lake CRs 33 and 48. The former designation was SR 470. Though another CR 470 exists in nearby Citrus County, little evidence of a connection between the two roads exists. Sumter County Road 470 runs south, it starts curving towards the southeast as it runs through farm and ranch land. The ranchland diminishes as it enters a wooded area before encountering a trailer park community named Rivers Edge Estates the entrance to Marsh Bend Outlet Park, before crossing a bridge over Outlet River which runs between the Withlacoochee River and Lake Panasoffkee. Directly on the opposite side of this bridge is the Big Cypress Fish Camp; the road runs straight east until it curves southeast again closer to the southwest side of the lake. Residencies and fishing camps become mixed with commercial development as the route enters "Downtown" Lake Panasoffkee.

A sidewalk can be found on the southwest side of the street. The road turns more towards the east as it approaches Interstate 75 at Exit 321; the northbound off-ramp from that interstate is included in the nearby intersection with CR 475, encounters a grade crossing with the CSX-S Line. From there it passes by a local truck stop, curves south, before heading east again through Sumterville, running between more farm fields, although some local residencies and at least two industrial buildings can be found. Approaching "downtown" Sumterville, the route turns north and overlaps US 301, where it passes the post office, runs between the territory of the Sumter Electric Cooperative buildings, serves as the terminus of SR 471, turns east across from the Shady Brook Golf & RV Resort, while US 301 heads north towards Coleman, Wildwood and across the Georgia state line towards northern Delaware. Shortly after the end of the overlap, the road crosses the right of way for a former Seaboard Air Line railroad line that carried the Amtrak Silver Meteor between Coleman and Auburndale until 1988, was once proposed for the extensio

Centipede (video game)

Centipede is a vertically oriented fixed shooter arcade game produced by Atari, Inc. in June 1981. The game was designed by Ed Logg, it was one of the most commercially successful games from the video arcade's golden age. The player fights off centipedes, spiders and fleas, completing a round after eliminating the centipede that winds down the playing field. Centipede was ported to Atari's own Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit family. Under the Atarisoft label, the game was sold for the Apple II, Commodore 64, ColecoVision, VIC-20, IBM PC, TI-99/4A. Superior Software published the port for the BBC Micro. According to the game's instruction manual from the Atari 2600 port, the player takes the role of a garden gnome armed with a magic wand and has to defend his mushroom forest from the invasion of giant centipedes, spiders and scorpions. In the original arcade version: The player's fighter is represented by a small insect-like head at the bottom of the screen called the Bug Blaster.

The player moves it around the bottom area of the screen with a trackball and fires small darts at a segmented centipede advancing from the top of the screen down through a field of mushrooms. Each segment of the centipede become a mushroom; each piece continues independently on its way down the screen, with the rear piece sprouting its own head. If the centipede head is destroyed, the segment behind it becomes the next head. Shooting the head is worth 100 points while the other segments are 10; the centipede starts at the top of the screen, traveling either right. When it touches a mushroom or reached the edge of the screen, it descends one level and reverses direction; the player can destroy mushrooms by shooting them. At higher levels, the screen can become crowded with mushrooms due to player/enemy actions, causing the centipede to descend more rapidly. Once the centipede reaches the bottom of the screen, it moves back and forth within the player area and one-segment "head" centipedes will periodically appear from the side.

This continues until the player has eliminated both all heads. When all the centipede's segments are destroyed, another one enters from the top of the screen; the initial centipede is 12 segments long, including the head. This pattern continues until all segments are separate heads, after which it repeats with a single full-length centipede; the player encounters other creatures besides the centipedes. Fleas drop vertically and disappear upon touching the bottom of the screen leaving a trail of mushrooms in their path when only a few mushrooms are in the player movement area. Spiders eat some of the mushrooms. Scorpions move horizontally across the screen, turning every mushroom they touch into poisonous mushrooms. Scorpions are worth the most points of all enemies with 1,000 points each. A centipede touching a poisonous mushroom will change color and hurtle straight down toward the bottom return to normal behavior upon reaching it; this "poisoned" centipede can be challenging to avoid if it appears as multiple separated segments.

The Bug Blaster will be destroyed when hit by any enemy, after which any poisonous or damaged mushrooms revert to normal. 5 points are awarded for each regenerated mushroom. The player gains extra lives every 12,000 points. Dona Bailey and Ed Logg developed Centipede for Atari. Logg, a supervisor, said. Bailey was one of the few female game programmers in the industry. Logg stated. Bailey said, "I like pastels... I wanted it to look different, to be visually arresting." They succeeded. How to Win Video Games estimated that half of its players and 60% of Pac-Man's were women, while 95% of Defender players were men. In 1983 Softline readers named Centipede ninth on the magazine's Top Thirty list of Atari 8-bit programs by popularity; the game received the award for "1984 Best Computer Action Game" at the 5th annual Arkie Awards where the judges described it as "pack a real roundhouse punch", suggested that some "insist that Atari cartridge is the best home-arcade edition you can buy". David H. Ahl of Creative Computing Video & Arcade Games said that the Atari 5200 version was "delightful fun".

In a 1984 Video review of the Apple II version of the game, Bill Kunkel and Arnie Katz commented that "the graphic limits of the Apple crimp the style," and expressed disappointment in the game's "sluggish" interfacing with trackball controllers. In 1996, Next Generation listed the arcade version as number 84 on their "Top 100 Games of All Time", praising the cool concept, trackball control, that it is accessible enough that "any human on the planet can play it well enough to enjoy it" yet "hard enough that excellent gamers find it challenging." The game was included in the Sega Genesis Arcade Classics release, including this game as one in three. There was a Game Gear game under the same title, a similar Master System compilation titled Arcade Smash Hits. The