Isabelle Adjani

Isabelle Yasmina Adjani is a French film actress and singer. She is the only actor in history to win five César Awards, she was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 2010, a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2014. Adjani's performance as Adèle Hugo in the 1975 film The Story of Adele H. earned her the first of two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her second nomination—for Camille Claudel—made her the first French actress to receive two nominations for foreign-language films, she won Best Actress at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival for her performances in Possession and Quartet, she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 1989 Berlin Film Festival for Camille Claudel. Her other notable film performances include The Tenant, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Subway and French Women. Isabelle Yasmina Adjani was born on 27 June 1955 in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, to Mohammed Cherif Adjani, an Algerian Kabyle father from Constantine, Emma "Gusti" Augusta Schweinberger, a German Catholic mother from Bavaria."Gusti" met Adjani's father, Mohammed Adjani, near the end of World War II, when he was in the French Army.

They married and she returned with him to Paris, not speaking a word of French. She asked him to take Cherif as his first name as it sounded more "American". Isabelle grew up bilingual, speaking French and German fluently, in Gennevilliers, a northwestern suburb of Paris, where her father worked in a garage. After winning a school recitation contest, Adjani began acting by the age of 12 in amateur theater, she passed her baccalauréat and was auditing classes at the University of Vincennes in 1976. Adjani had a younger brother, Éric, a photographer, he died on 25 December 2010, aged 53. At the age of 14, Adjani starred in Le Petit Bougnat, she first gained fame as a classical actress at the Comédie-Française, which she joined in 1972. She was praised for her interpretation of Agnès, the main female role in Molière's L'École des femmes, she soon left the theatre to pursue a film career. After minor roles in several films, she enjoyed modest success in the 1974 film La Gifle, which François Truffaut saw.

He cast her in her first major role in his The Story of Adèle H. which he had finished writing five years prior. Critics praised her performance, with the American critic Pauline Kael describing her acting talents as "prodigious". Only 19 when she made the film, Adjani was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar, making her the youngest best actress nominee at the time, she received offers for roles in Hollywood films, such as Walter Hill's 1978 crime thriller The Driver. She had turned down the chance to star in films like The Other Side of Midnight, she said, "I'm not an American. I didn't grow up with that will to win an award." Truffaut on the other hand said, "France is too small for her. I think Isabelle is made for American cinema." She agreed to make The Driver. Adjani said: I think he is wonderful much in the tradition of Howard Hawks and spare; the story is contemporary but very stylized, the roles that Ryan and I play are like Bogart and Bacall. We are both gamblers in our souls and we do not show our emotions or say a lot.

For us, talk is cheap. I am quite a mysterious girl in this film, with no name and no background, and I must say. All I know is that I am a loser. I have; the film was seen more than 1.1 million times in Adjani's native France but did not do as well in the US. She played Lucy in the German director Werner Herzog's 1979 remake of Nosferatu, well-received critically and performed well at box offices in Europe. Roger Ebert loved the film, calling Herzog's casting of Adjani one of his "masterstrokes" in the film, he wrote that she "is used here not only for her facial perfection but for her curious quality of seeming to exist on an ethereal plane." The cast and the crew filmed both English- and German-language versions upon request of 20th Century Fox, the American distributor, as Kinski and Ganz could act more confidently in their native language. In 1981, she received a double Cannes Film Festival's Best Actress award for her roles in the Merchant Ivory film Quartet, based on the novel by Jean Rhys, in the horror film Possession.

The following year, she received her first César Award for Possession, in which she had portrayed a woman having a nervous breakdown. In 1983, she won her second César for her depiction of a vengeful woman in the French blockbuster One Deadly Summer; that same year, Adjani released the French pop album Pull marine and produced by Serge Gainsbourg. She starred in a music video for the hit title song, "Pull Marine", directed by Luc Besson. In 1988, she starred in a biopic of the sculptor Camille Claudel, she received her third César and second Oscar nomination for her role in the film, becoming the first French actress to receive two Oscar nominations. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, she received her fourth César for the 1994 film Queen Margot, an ensemble epic directed by Patrice Chéreau. She received her fifth César for the most that any actress has received; the film features her as a middle school teacher in

National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations

The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations is an umbrella council for 16 Latino Greek Letter Organizations established in 1998. The purpose of NALFO is to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations and development of all Latino fraternal organizations through mutual respect, honesty and education. Established in 1998, the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, set out to become the uniting force for Latin-based fraternities and sororities. Latino organizations had developed in different parts of the United States in their early years, this created difficulties for the organizations to find information on their peer groups in an effort to come together; as a result, two different umbrella organizations evolved, the ConcÌlio Nacional de Hermandades Latinas, which consisted of fraternities and sororities on the east coast, NALFO which consisted of fraternities and sororities that originated on the midwest/west coast. In the winter of 2001 the two groups merged under the NALFO name and made history in developing one umbrella organization for all Latin-based fraternities and sororities.

Some other organizations have at one time been affiliated with NALFO. List of Latino Greek-letter organizations List of social fraternities and sororities Concilio Interfraternitario Puertorriqueño de la Florida National APIDA Panhellenic Association National Multicultural Greek Council National Pan-Hellenic Council National Panhellenic Conference North-American Interfraternity Conference Racism in Greek life NALFO Website


Guaranésia is a Brazilian municipality located in the southwest of the state of Minas Gerais. Its population as of 2007 was 18,649 people living in a total area of 294 km²; the city belongs to the meso-region of Sul e Sudoeste de Minas and to the micro-region of São Sebastião do Paraíso. It became a municipality in 1901; the municipality is an important producer of coffee. The city center of Guaranésia is located at an elevation of 751 meters a short distance from the state boundary of São Paulo, between Guaxupé and Arceburgo. Neighboring municipalities are: São Pedro da União, Guaxupé Mococa and Monte Santo de Minas Main distancesBelo Horizonte: 465 km, Arceburgo: 15 km, Guaxupé: 13 km, São Sebastião do Paraíso: 70 km. Agriculture, with coffee production and dairy products, is the main economic activity; the GDP in 2005 was R$176 million, with 18 million reais from taxes, 73 million reais from services, 54 million reais from industry, 32 million reais from agriculture. The industrial sector employed 1,655 workers in 2005, while 878 were employed in commerce, 507 were employed in public administration.

In the rural area there were 487 producers on 17,000 hectares of land. 3,200 persons were occupied in agriculture. The main crops are 4,520 hectares. There were 15,000 head of cattle. Swine and poultry raising are important in the local economy. There was one bank. In the vehicle fleet there were 3,666 automobiles, 321 trucks, 307 pickup trucks, 68 buses, 1,167 motorcycles. In the health sector there were one private hospital with 55 beds. Educational needs of 5,400 students were attended to by 11 primary schools, 1 middle school, 11 pre-primary schools. Municipal Human Development Index: 0.769 State ranking: 176 out of 853 municipalities as of 2000 National ranking: 1,365 out of 5,138 municipalities as of 2000 Literacy rate: 86% Life expectancy: 72 In 2000 the per capita monthly income of R$267.00 was below the state average of R$276.00 and below the national average of R$297.00. Poços de Caldas had the highest per capita monthly income in Minas Gerais 2000 with R$435.00. The lowest in the state was Setubinha with R$73.00 a month.

The highest ranking municipality in Minas Gerais in 2000 was Poços de Caldas with 0.841, while the lowest was Setubinha with 0.568. Nationally the highest was São Caetano do Sul in São Paulo with 0.919, while the lowest was Setubinha. In more recent statistics Manari in the state of Pernambuco has the lowest rating in the country—0,467—putting it in last place. Prefeitura de Guaranésia Câmara Municipal de Guaranésia List of municipalities in Minas Gerais