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Inspector Clouseau

Inspector Jacques Clouseau is a fictional character in Blake Edwards's farcical The Pink Panther series. He is portrayed by Peter Sellers in the original series, by Alan Arkin in the 1968 film Inspector Clouseau and, in a cameo, by Roger Moore in the 1983 film Curse of the Pink Panther. In the 2006 remake and its 2009 sequel, he is played by Steve Martin. Clouseau's likeness appears in the Pink Panther animated cartoon shorts and segments and was known as "the Inspector". More recent animated depictions from the 1970s onward were redesigned to more resemble Sellers, Martin. Clouseau is an inept and incompetent police detective in the French Sûreté, whose investigations turn to chaos, his absent-mindedness always leads to destruction of property: while interviewing witnesses in The Pink Panther Strikes Again, he falls down a set of stairs, gets his hand caught in a medieval knight's gauntlet a vase. Despite his lack of judgment and skill, Clouseau always solves his cases and finds the correct culprits by accident.

He is promoted to Chief Inspector over the course of the series, is regarded by background characters as France's greatest detective...until they encounter him directly. His incompetence, combined with his luck and his sometimes correct interpretations of the situation, frustrate his direct superior so intensely that he is transformed into a homicidal psychotic fixated on eliminating Clouseau. Clouseau appears convinced of his own expertise and intelligence, but does show some awareness of his limits, attempts to appear elegant and refined regardless of the latest calamity he has just caused. For example, in The Pink Panther Strikes Again he carries a bag of groceries toward his apartment but, while walking through a common hallway in the building, the bag breaks and releases a granular substance onto the floor. Just a neighbor appears from a nearby doorway and sees Clouseau and the mess on the hallway floor. Clouseau sees the neighbor and, in a pathetic effort to make it appear that the mess on the floor was not accidental, Clouseau begins to dance on the mess as if he is deliberately rehearsing a "soft shoe" shuffle.

As a police detective, Clouseau insists upon wearing elaborate disguises and aliases that range from the mundane to the ludicrously preposterous. Chief Inspector Clouseau is a patriotic Frenchman, he has been prone to infatuation since the first film, in which his antagonist cuckolds him. He is perplexed by transvestites, to the extent that he addresses them as "Sir or Madam". Sellers maintained that Clouseau's ego made the character's klutziness funnier, in the attempt to remain elegant and refined while causing chaos; as rendered by Sellers, Clouseau's faux French accent became more exaggerated in successive films, a frequent running gag in the movies was that French characters had difficulty understanding what he was saying. Much of that humor was lost in the French dubbing, wherein the French post-synchronization gave Clouseau an odd-sounding, nasal voice. Clouseau's immense ego, exaggerated French accent, prominent mustache were derived from Hercule Poirot, the fictional Belgian detective created by Agatha Christie.

In his earliest appearances, Clouseau is less inept and exaggerated. Jacques Clouseau makes his first appearance as the Inspector in the 1963 film The Pink Panther, released in the United States in March 1964. In this movie, the main focus was on David Niven's role as Sir Charles Lytton, the infamous jewel thief nicknamed "the Phantom", his plan to steal the Pink Panther diamond. In this film, Clouseau's wife Simone, is secretly Sir Charles's lover and accomplice, departs with him at the end of the film after they have framed Clouseau for the theft of the Pink Panther, although Lytton notes that he will clear Clouseau's name when the Phantom's next crime is committed. A Shot in the Dark was based upon a stage play that did not include the Clouseau character. In this film, Sellers began to develop the exaggerated French accent that became a hallmark of the character; the film introduces two of the series regular characters: his superior, Commissioner Dreyfus, driven mad by Clouseau's blundering of the investigation.

Sellers stepped away from playing the character following this movie, but returned in The Return of the Pink Panther and its sequels. When the character returned for the film Inspector Clouseau, he was portrayed by American actor Alan Arkin; the film's title credits, animated by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, feature their Inspector character from the series of short cartoons under that name. The 1968 film does appear to have influenced the C

Black Roses (1935 film)

Black Roses is a 1935 German historical drama film directed by Paul Martin and starring Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch and Willy Birgel. A separate English-language version Black Roses was made with Harvey reprising her role opposite Esmond Knight, she starred in a French version. The film was Harvey's comeback in German cinema, following her attempt to at Hollywood and British films. One source suggested that Harvey paid for the English version of the film to be made out of her own money, as she still hoped to break into the English-speaking market; the film was popular in Germany because it re-teamed Harvey with Fritsch, romantically linked with her in the media. In fact Harvey was in a long-term relationship with the film's director Paul Martin. Despite the film's success, Harvey moved away from melodrama to the lighter comedy romances that had made her name; when Finland was still part of the Russian Empire, a Finnish Revolutionary battling Czarist agents is assisted by a Russian dancer Tania Feorovna, who gives her life for her lover.

Lilian Harvey as Tania Fedorovna Willy Fritsch as Erkki Collin Willy Birgel as Fürst Abarow Gerhard Bienert as Niklander Gertrud Wolle as Die Wirtschafterin Klaus Pohl as Polizeiagent Heinz Wemper as Kosak Iwanoff Franz Klebusch as Fischer Ullrich Klein as Offizier Kurt von Ruffin as 1. Adjutant Hermann Frick as 2. Adjutant Ascheid, Antje. Hitler's Heroines: Stardom and Womanhood in Nazi Cinema. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. ISBN 978-1-59213-843-2. Bergfelder, Tim. Destination London: German-Speaking Emigrés and British Cinema, 1925–1950. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-0-85745-019-7. Black Roses on IMDb

RCS & RDS

RCS & RDS is one of the biggest telecommunication operators in Central and Eastern Europe and the largest cable and satellite television company in Romania. It offers cable television, cable internet, VOIP, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G services and, since 2004, satellite television, it provides services in Romania as well as in Spain and Italy. The company is controlled indirectly by RCS Management; the shareholders of this company are: Cable Communications Systems NV – 88.54% RCS&RDS SA with – 7.83% Zoltán Teszári – 1.77% 14 individuals associates – 1.86% The company, based in Bucharest, was formed in April 2005 by the de jure merger of Romania Cable Systems and Romania Data Systems. The companies were under the same ownership from the beginning and operating de facto as a single unit long before that; as of 2017, the company has: 3.9 million for the mobile phone service Digi. Mobil. 3.3 million customers for the cable TV service DigiTV. Cablu. 2.5 million for its broadband Internet service Digi. Net. 1.7 million for the landline phone system service Digi.

Tel. 0.9 million customers for the satellite television service DigiTV. Satelit, it is controlled by the wealthiest IT entrepreneur in Romania. In 2014 the company controlled the fourth largest mobile operator in Romania, succeeded in winning a mobile operator licence in Hungary. Digi. Net: Residential or Business broadband connection on cable, FTTB or FTTH infrastructure. Digi. Net Mobil: 3G, 4G and 5G mobile internet service available in Romania. Digi. Tel: Residential or business VOIP on cable, FTTB or FTTH infrastructure. Digi. Tv: Satellite television and Cable television. Digi. Mobil: 3G mobile telephony and mobile internet operating on 2100 MHz and 900 MHz and 4G mobile internet operating on TDD 2600 MHz band 38 and FDD 2100 MHz band 1. Digi Move: 3G mobile internet service available in Hungary. Beside the base package, it offers additional subscriptions; the following is a list of known frequencies. Mobil uses in Romania: RCS & RDS is Romania's largest adopter of Fiber to the building and Fiber to the home.

RCS & RDS operates two mobile virtual networks over Movistar in Spain and TIM in Italy for the Romanians living in these countries. In February 2011 RCS & RDS launched mobile internet service in Hungary under the Digi Move brand; this service is run over Telenor Hungary's infrastructure. Digi Telecommunications, Malaysia's third largest mobile telephony company, which largest stakeholder is Telenor. Official website

List of Brown University statues

The following is a list of statues and sculptures on the Brown University campus. Brown's Marcus Aurelius statue stands atop of the hill on Ruth Simmons Quadrangle, at the rear of Sayles Hall, facing Thayer Street through the Soldiers Memorial Gate; the statue was unveiled on June 1, 1908 by Robert Hale Ives Goddard on behalf of his deceased brother Moses Brown Ives Goddard. The bronze statue is a copy of the equestrian statue located on Capitoline Hill in Rome; the northern pedestal's face is inscribed, "The Gift of Moses Brown Ives Goddard to Brown University MCMVII". The Caesar Augustus statue stands in front of the Sharpe Refectory in Hughes Court, it was a gift to the university by Moses Brown Ives Goddard in 1906. It is an exact bronze copy of the Vatican Museum's classic Augustus of Prima Porta statue; the statue's arm broke off due to a hurricane that struck Providence in 1938. It was located in front of Rhode Island Hall on the main College Green, until it was moved to its current location in 1952.

The pedestal reads "The Gift of Moses Brown Ives Goddard to Brown University". The seven-foot bronze Brown Bear statue stands at a prominent location above the entrance into the College Green from Faunce House, it was given to the university in 1923, paid for by $10,000 of donations from Brown alumni. It was cast by New York City animalier Eli Harvey; the statue was located at Marvel Gymnasium, but was moved to the main College Green when the gym was shut down in 1989. The front side of the pedestal reads: Given By Alumni And Undergraduates To Brown University To Symbolize Those Qualities Of Strength Courage Endurance Which Go Far To Make Men Invincible MCMXXVIII The bear stands on a pedestal containing a piece of slate rock stepped upon by Roger Williams in 1636 when claiming the land that would become the city of Providence. On the back of the statue, below the slate, the pedestal is inscribed with: This is a piece of the slate rock on which Roger Williams Landed when he came here in 1636 to hold forth his lively experiment of independence with strength & courage.

May his spirit live in Brown men. Out of the way from the main campus, the Little Bear Fountain resides next to Brown's Faculty Club; the fountain was a gift from Theodore Francis Green. Over the years, the statue was painted with lacquer, masking much of the artistic detail of the bear, it was restored to its original condition by Newmans' Ltd. of Newport, Rhode Island. Created by renowned British wildlife sculptor Nick Bibby, Indomitable is true to size for a male Kodiak, measuring ten feet in height, he joins Ernest Geyger's bear fountain at the Faculty Club. 1923, located on the Main Green. 1988, the taxidermied Kodiak bear in the lobby of Meehan Auditorium. The statue presides at the entrance of the Nelson Fitness Center and the Ittleson Quad and was commissioned by Brown’s Public Art Committee under the Percent-for-Art program, which designates a percentage of construction budgets for public art displays. Additional support for the commission was provided by H. Anthony Ittleson. To set him on course, Bibby was provided with excerpts from Encyclopedia Brunonian, which explains the logic behind Theodore Francis Green’s advocacy of the bear as Brown’s mascot.

Speaking in 1904 he argued, While it may be somewhat unsociable and uncouth, it is good natured and clean. While courageous and ready to fight, it does not look for trouble for its own sake, not is it bloodthirsty, it acts independently. It is capable of being educated. Bibby decided on a strong standing bear, who while not growling or aggressive was a force to be respected. Working over an eighteen-month period, he sculpted Indomitable with great anatomical precision and attention to detail, cast the sculpture using the labor-intensive lost wax process that has changed little since its inception thousands of years ago; the skillful finishing of Pangolin Editions Foundry translated Bibby’s remarkably detailed rendering into a formidable mascot and magnificent bronze. Brown University Public Art Brown University Campus Trees & Shrubs Map

Vaibhav Talwar

Vaibhav Talwar is a model and Bollywood film actor. He was brought up in New Delhi, India, he is into martial arts, practised taekwondo. He is fond of dancing, great form of cardio workout, he learns jazz dancing under Ashley Lobo and goes for classes thrice a week. He has been learning this form of dancing since the last year-and-a-half. So he doesn't have to worry too much about his cardio regime in the gym, because he makes it up by dancing, he is a good artist. He debuted his modelling career with an assignment for prestigious label Hugo Boss, a German fashion house and channel at YouTube as'coupling', he went on working with reputed fashion designers like Tommy Hilfiger, J. J. Valaya, Raghuvendra Rathore, Aki Narula, Manish Malhotra, Narender Kumar, Siddarth Tytler, Kunal Rawal, Suneet Verma, more. With modelling brand image, he did print advertisements for prestigious brands like HP, Asian Paints, LG, Grasim, ABN AMRO, Nokia and several others, he did television advertisements for reputed brands like NDTV, Asian Paints, Dulux paints, Cadbury, Royal Stag, Hindustan Petroleum, GNIIT, Vivel Shampoo, Sony Ericsson, LG, Samsung Mobiles, Vimal suitings, Tata Nano and several others.

He debuted Bollywood with Teen Patti starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ben Kingsley, directed by Leena Yadav. He acted in the film Mausam, he acted in the film Love Breakups Zindagi with Diya Mirza. Earlier in his career he played a lead role in a BBC production. Teen Patti in 2010 Love Breakups Zindagi in 2011 Mausam in 2011 Jasoos Vijay He has worked with many advertising firm

Sunkar International Ski Jumping Complex

The Sunkar International Ski Jumping Complex is ski jumping center in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It's located in Gorniy Gigant District in the southern part of the city at an altitude of 900 metres above sea level in a unique place where there is no wind; the complex was built in 2010 on the site of the old ski jumping complex with 5,500 seating capacity. The complex consists of five ski-jumps: K125, K95, the training ramps K60, K40 and K20. Both artificial turf and snow can be used in every season; the complex features a permanent multifunctional building with stands for 5,500 seats, a media press centre, a hotel and irrigation systems, a chairlift and underground car park and finish area for Nordic Combined, a helipad. Gorniy Gigant District 43°12′45″N 76°56′06″E