David Hellenius is a Swedish comedian and television presenter co-operating with Peter Magnusson. Hellenius started his television career at ZTV and TV3. In 2004, he led the first season of the Swedish Idol series, "Idol 2004", on TV4 with Peter Magnusson. and Magnusson were joined by Christine Meltzer to make the comedy show Hey Baberiba. Since 2006 he has hosted Let's Dance, broadcast on TV4. Hellenius has hosted Tack gode gud, he was one of the regular hosts of Fredag Hela Veckan, a Swedish version of Saturday Night Live. In 2012 he hosted the so far only season of the talent singing show X Factor. Hellenius and Magnusson features in the Swedish films Sommaren med Göran - En midsommarnattskomedi and En Gång i Phuket. Since 2010 Hellenius hosts his own talkshow called Hellenius hörna on TV4. In 2014 he made a much publicized interview with the Prince Carl Philip, he won a Kristallen award for "Best male television presenter" in 2010, 2013 and 2014. Hellenius is an UNICEF ambassador since April 2011.
On 24 June 2012 Hellenius hosted an episode of the Sveriges Radio series Sommar i P1. It was reported in December 2015 that Hellenius had been made an offer by SVT to host Swedish coverage of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, but turned it down. David Hellenius has been married to television presenter Renée Nyberg since 2009, the couple has one son together, born in 2006. 2009 - Sommaren med Göran - En midsommarnattskomedi 2011 - Stockholm - Båstad 2012 - En gång i Phuket 2014 - Kärlek deluxe 2014 - Micke & Veronica Fredagspuls, TV4 1997–98 Ventil, ZTV Rallyplaneten,TV4' Pyjamas, ZTV Pass På, ZTV Slussen, TV3 Idol 2004, TV4 Stadskampen - med David och Peter, TV4 Hey Baberiba, TV4 Let's Dance, TV4 Tack gode gud!, TV4 Fredag hela veckan, TV4 Det sociala spelet, TV4 Humorgalan, TV4 Kändisdjungeln, TV4 Hellenius hörna, TV4 Stockholm - Båstad, TV4 X Factor, TV4 Helt sjukt, TV4 Finaste Familjen, TV4 "David Hellenius". Swedish Film Institute. Archived from the original on 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2010-01-28.
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Shame, Shame, Shame (Shirley & Company song)
"Shame, Shame" is a 1974 hit song written by Sylvia Robinson, performed by American disco band Shirley & Company and released on the Vibration label. The lead singer is Shirley Goodman, the male vocalist is Jesus Alvarez; the track, with its prominent use of the Bo Diddley beat, was one of the first international disco hits and reached number 12 on the Billboard charts. It hit number one on the soul singles chart for one week; the phrase "got my sun roof down, got my diamonds in the back" appeared as "diamond in the back, sun roof top" in William DeVaughn's "Be Thankful for What You Got" in 1974. "Shame, Shame" stayed at number one on the disco/dance charts for four weeks. It was, the sole success of this one-hit wonder band: a full-length album Shame, Shame was subsequently recorded and was released in 1975. Shirley Goodman was one half of Shirley and Lee who had enjoyed a major hit 18 years earlier, in 1956, with the song "Let The Good Times Roll" for Aladdin Records; the saxophone solo was by Seldon Powell.
Linda Fields & The Funky Boys covered a nearly identical sounding version, released as a single in 1975. This version appears on several disco compilations and is confused with the original, their version charted concurrently with the original in New Zealand, reaching #24. In 1974, The Rolling Stones recorded the song but never released. Tina Charles covered the song; the song was sung on The Cher Show by Cher and Tina Turner in 1975. Polish-Swedish singer Izabella Scorupco recorded a cover version of the song in 1992, a charted hit in a number of European countries, it appears on an extended version of her 1991 album Iza. In 1992, the song was covered by British-American singer Sinitta, it was peaked at number 28 in the United Kingdom. It was included on her third studio album Naughty Naughty; the A-Teens recorded a cover of the song for their album New Arrival. Henri Salvador recorded a French version of the song, with the title "J'aime tes g'noux". In the film Pride, Jonathan Blake impresses the town of Onllwyn by disco dancing to the song.
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National Library of the Czech Republic
The National Library of the Czech Republic is the central library of the Czech Republic. It is directed by the Ministry of Culture; the library's main building is located in the historical Clementinum building in Prague, where half of its books are kept. The other half of the collection is stored in the district of Hostivař; the National Library is the biggest library in the Czech Republic, in its funds there are around 6 million documents. The library has around 60,000 registered readers; as well as Czech texts, the library stores older material from Turkey and India. The library houses books for Charles University in Prague; the library won international recognition in 2005 as it received the inaugural Jikji Prize from UNESCO via the Memory of the World Programme for its efforts in digitising old texts. The project, which commenced in 1992, involved the digitisation of 1,700 documents in its first 13 years; the most precious medieval manuscripts preserved in the National Library are the Codex Vyssegradensis and the Passional of Abbes Kunigunde.
In 2006 the Czech parliament approved funding for the construction of a new library building on Letna plain, between Hradčanská metro station and Sparta Prague's football ground, Letná stadium. In March 2007, following a request for tender, Czech architect Jan Kaplický was selected by a jury to undertake the project, with a projected completion date of 2011. In 2007 the project was delayed following objections regarding its proposed location from government officials including Prague Mayor Pavel Bém and President Václav Klaus. Plans for the building had still not been decided in February 2008, with the matter being referred to the Office for the Protection of Competition in order to determine if the tender had been won fairly. In 2008, Minister of Culture Václav Jehlička announced the end of the project, following a ruling from the European Commission that the tender process had not been carried out legally; the library was affected by the 2002 European floods, with some documents moved to upper levels to avoid the excess water.
Over 4,000 books were removed from the library in July 2011 following flooding in parts of the main building. There was a fire at the library in December 2012. List of national and state libraries Official website
Białystok is the largest city in northeastern Poland and the capital of the Podlaskie Voivodeship. Białystok is the tenth-largest city in Poland, second in terms of population density, thirteenth in area. Białystok located in the Białystok Uplands of the Podlaskie Plain on the banks of the Biała River, it has attracted migrants from elsewhere in Poland and beyond from Central and Eastern Europe. This is facilitated by the fact that the nearby border with Belarus is the eastern border of the European Union, as well as the Schengen Area; the city and its adjacent municipalities constitute Metropolitan Białystok. The city has a Warm Summer Continental climate, characterized by warm summers and long frosty winters. Forests are an important part of Białystok's character, occupy around 1,756 ha which places it as the fifth most forested city in Poland; the first settlers arrived in the 14th century. A town grew up and received its municipal charter in 1692. Białystok has traditionally been one of the leading centers of academic and artistic life in Podlachia and the most important economic center in northeastern Poland.
Białystok was once an important center for light industry, the reason for the substantial growth of the city's population. The city continues to reshape itself into a modern metropolis. Białystok in 2010, was on the short-list, but lost the competition to become a finalist for European Capital of Culture in 2016; the English translation of Białystok is "white slope". Due to changing borders and demographics over the centuries, the city has been known as Belarusian: Беласток, Yiddish: ביאַליסטאָק, Lithuanian: Baltstogė, Balstogė, Russian: Белосток. Linguist A. P. Nepokupnyj proposes. Names with the -stok suffix as a second element of a hydronym are localized in the basin of the upper Narew. Archaeological discoveries show that the first settlements in the area of present-day Białystok occurred during the Stone Age. Tombs of ancient settlers can be found in the district of Dojlidy. In the early Iron Age a mix of Prussians and Wielbark culture people settled in the area producing kurgans, the tombs of the chiefs in the area located in the current village of Rostołty.
Since the Białystok area has been at the crossroads of cultures. Trade routes linking the Baltic to the Black Sea favored the development of settlements with Yotvingia-Ruthenian-Polish cultural characteristics; the city of Białystok has existed for five centuries and during this time the fate of the city has been affected by various political and economic forces. Surviving documents attest that around 1437 a representative of the Raczków family, Jakub Tabutowicz of the coat of arms Łabędź, received from Michael Žygimantaitis son of Sigismund Kęstutaitis, Duke of Lithuania, a wilderness area along the river Biała that marked the beginning of Białystok as a settlement; the first brick church and a castle were built between 1617 and 1826. The two-floor castle, designed on a rectangular plan in the Gothic-Renaissance style, was the work of Job Bretfus. Extension of the castle was continued by Krzysztof Wiesiołowski, starost of Tykocin, Grand Marshal of Lithuania since 1635, husband of Aleksandra Marianna Sobieska.
In 1637 he died childless, as a result Białystok came under the management of his widow. After her death in 1645 the Wiesiołowski estate, including Białystok, passed to the Commonwealth to cover the costs of maintaining Tykocin Castle. In the years 1645–1659 Białystok was managed by the governors of Tykocin and was part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In 1661 it was given to Stefan Czarniecki as a reward for his service in the victory over the Swedes during the Deluge. Four years it was given as a dowry of his daughter Aleksandra, who married Hetman Jan Klemens Branicki, thus passing into the hands of the Branicki family. In 1692, Stefan Mikołaj Branicki, the son of Jan Klemens Branicki, obtained city rights for Białystok from King John III Sobieski, he constructed the Branicki Palace on the foundations of the castle of the Wiesiołowski family. In the second half of the eighteenth century the ownership of the city was inherited by Field Crown Hetman Jan Klemens Branicki, it was he who transformed the palace built by his father into a magnificent residence of a great noble.
The end of the eighteenth century saw the division of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, in three steps, among the neighboring states. The Kingdom of Prussia acquired the surrounding region during the third partition; the city became the capital of the New East Prussia province in 1795. Prussia lost the territory following Napoleon Bonaparte's victory in the War of the Fourth Coalition as the resultant 1807 Treaties of Tilsit awarded the area to the Russian Empire, which organized the region into the Belostok Oblast, with the city as the regional center. At the end of the nineteenth century, the majority of the city's population was Jewish. According to Russian census of 1897, out of the total population of 66,000, Jews constituted 41,900; this heritage can be seen on the Jewish Heritage Trail in Białystok. The Białystok pogrom occurred between 14–16 June 1906 in the city. During the pogrom between 81 and 88 people were killed, about 80 people were wounded; the first Anarchist groups to attract a significant following of Russian workers or peasants, were the Anarcho-Communist Chernoe-Znamia groups, founded in Białystok in 1903.
During World War I the Bialystok-Grodno District was the admin
Reign of Fire (film)
Reign of Fire is a 2002 post-apocalyptic science fantasy film directed by Rob Bowman and starring Matthew McConaughey and Christian Bale, with the screenplay written by Matt Greenberg, Gregg Chabot, Kevin Peterka. The film features Izabella Scorupco and Gerard Butler; the film is set in England in the year 2020, twenty years after London tunneling project workers inadvertently awakened dragons from centuries of slumber and the creatures have subsequently replaced humans as the dominant species on Earth. With the fate of mankind at stake, two surviving parties, led by Quinn Abercromby and Denton Van Zan, find that they must work together to hunt down and destroy the beasts in a desperate attempt to take back the world; the film was released by Touchstone Pictures on July 12, 2002. Upon release, it received mixed reviews from critics and audiences and became a commercial failure, grossing $82 million on a $60 million budget; the film opens at an unspecified date in the early 21st century. During construction on the London Underground, workers penetrate a cave.
A huge dragon emerges from hibernation. The only survivor is a boy, Quinn Abercromby, whose mother, Karen - the construction crew chief - is crushed to death protecting him; the dragon flies out of the Underground, soon more dragons appear. It is revealed through newspaper clippings and the narration that dragons are the species responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs, they are speculated to hibernate after destroying most living creatures until the planet repopulates. Mankind's militaristic resistance, including nuclear weapons in 2010, only hastens the destruction, by 2020, humans are nearly extinct. Quinn leads a community of survivors at Northumberland, they are starving while awaiting harvest. Although most trust Quinn, some are defiant. Eddie and his group steal a truck to pick tomatoes, they are attacked by a dragon. One man is killed and the rest are surrounded by fire. Quinn and Jared rescue them with old fire engines, but the dragon kills Eddie's son before escaping; the Kentucky Irregulars, a group of Americans led by Denton Van Zan, arrive on a Lockheed C-5 Galaxy with a Chieftain tank and AgustaWestland AW109 utility helicopter, the latter of, piloted by Alex Jensen.
Van Zan knows their weakness: poor vision during twilight. With Quinn's help, Van Zan and their team hunt and slay the dragon who destroyed the crops despite Van Zan and Quinn's heated relationship; the survivors enjoy a celebration at the castle that night but Van Zan is embittered by the loss of several of his men. Van Zan and Alex tell Quinn; the Americans believe there is only one male - if they kill it, the dragons can no longer reproduce. Although Quinn knows about the male dragon, which killed his mother, he refuses to help. Van Zan orders his soldiers to enlist the castle's best men, despite Quinn's argument that if they find the male it will kill them and find the castle. Sure enough, tempers between Van Zan and Quinn again fray, in an attempt to stop them taking the castle's men away, Quinn attacks Van Zan and a vicious fight erupts. Quinn is swiftly overwhelmed by Van Zan who gives Quinn a terrible beating before the crowd pulls Van Zan off. After Van Zan gave Quinn the beating they depart, true to Quinn's warnings, Van Zan's caravan is attacked by the dragon in the ruins of a town 66 miles from London.
The dragon finds the castle and kills most of the inhabitants. Quinn gets the survivors to a bunker but they are trapped when the dragon returns for a final assault, killing Creedy. Van Zan and Jensen return and free everyone trapped in the bunker. Quinn decides to help Van Alex hunt down the male dragon, they fly to London and find hundreds of small dragons, one of, cannibalized by the larger male. Van Zan plans to shoot explosives down the dragon's throat with a crossbow, he fires. Quinn and Alex lure the dragon to ground level, where Quinn fires into the dragon's mouth, killing it. Quinn and Alex erect a radio tower on a hill overlooking the North Sea. There has been no dragon sighting for over three months. Jared arrives to say they have contacted a group of French survivors who want to speak to their leader. Quinn dedicates himself to rebuilding. Reign of Fire was filmed in Ireland's Wicklow Mountains, on the condition that the crew clean up after themselves and not damage the landscape. Shot during an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Europe, many planned sequences could not be filmed due to restrictions.
The dead dragon was built by Artem, with visual effects by Secret Lab. The dragon's digital effects posed a unique problem for animators: "In recent years there have been several movies starring creatures with scaled surfaces. Among these are Jurassic Park and Lake Placid; the surfaces of these creatures have been constructed by layering painted textures atop displacement maps. This gives the model texture, but the scales stretch and shrink under the movement of the creature, giving a rubbery look, not realistic." In order to overcome this limitation, the groundbreaking work done by digital effects animator Neil Eskuri on Disney's 2000 release Dinosaur was utilized as a benchmark in order to create a realistic physical simulation of the dragon. According to Carlos Gonzalez-Ochoa, the film called for "100 foot creatures with wing spans of 300
Exorcist: The Beginning
Exorcist: The Beginning is a 2004 American supernatural horror film and the prequel to the 1973 film The Exorcist. It is the fourth installment of The Exorcist series, it was adapted by William Wisher Jr. Caleb Carr, Alexi Hawley and was directed by Renny Harlin; the film stars Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy, Ben Cross, Ralph Brown, Alan Ford. Exorcist: The Beginning was retooled from Paul Schrader's completed Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist, which Morgan Creek Productions executives feared would be unsuccessful. Reviews for Harlin's film were overwhelmingly negative, it was not a financial success. Schrader was subsequently allowed to release his version, somewhat better reviewed than Harlin's film but still earned negative reviews; the film opens with a bloodied and terrified priest making his way across an ancient battlefield full of the bodies of thousands of dead soldiers. The priest reaches the dead body of another priest and tries to take a small demon idol of the head of Pazuzu from his hand, but the dead priest comes back to life and stops the living priest from taking it.
The camera pulls back to reveal that the entire valley is littered with dead soldiers, many of whom have been crucified upside down. The film cuts to Cairo, Egypt in 1949, where the young Father Lankester Merrin has taken a sabbatical from the Church and devoted himself to history and archaeology as he struggles with his shattered faith, he is haunted by an incident in a small village in the occupied Netherlands during World War II, where he served as parish priest: near the end of the war, a sadistic Nazi SS commander, in retaliation for the murder of a German trooper, forces Merrin to participate in arbitrary executions in order to save a full village from slaughter. After World War II, Merrin is an archaeologist in Cairo, when he is approached by a collector of antiquities named Semelier who asks him to come to a British excavation in a valley called Derati in the Turkana region of Kenya; this dig is excavating a Christian Byzantine-era church built circa 500 A. D. — long before Christianity had reached that region of Africa.
Semelier asks Merrin to recover an ancient relic of a demon, thought to be in the church, before the British can find it. Merrin travels to the dig site, he is joined by Father Francis, a Vatican scholar, on his way to do missionary work in East Africa but was diverted by the Vatican to ensure the church is not desecrated. Upon arriving at the site, Merrin meets Major Granville, the British Army officer in charge of the dig. Merrin meets the chief excavator, a brutish man named Jefferies with visible boils on his face, he meets Sarah Novak, a doctor who spent time in a concentration camp during World War II and is haunted by what happened to her there. Merrin's translator and guide is Chuma. In addition, Merrin learns that the diggers are disappearing or leaving in droves because the local tribesmen fear the church is cursed. Merrin witnesses a digger inexplicably experience a seizure. Merrin visits the dig site. Only the dome is uncovered. Merrin discovers that the church is in perfect condition, as though it had been buried after its construction was completed.
Merrin and Chuma enter the church through the dome. They find it in near-pristine condition. First, all of the statues of the angels holding weapons are pointing the spears downward, whereas it is conventional for statues of angels to either have no weapons or to point them triumphantly toward heaven. Merrin and Francis deduce the sculptors were trying to depict the angels restraining something, beneath the church; the second disturbing discovery is that someone has vandalized the church by ripping the enormous crucifix from its place on the altar and suspending it with Christ on the cross in an upside-down position, considered a desecration. Merrin is determined to learn more about the archaeological dig and asks to consult with the lead archaeologist, Monsieur Bession. Sarah tells Merrin that Bession went insane three weeks earlier and was transferred to a mental hospital in Nairobi. Merrin visits Bession's tent at the dig site and sees dozens of drawings of the same thing, the demon artifact the collector had asked Merrin to find.
Merrin travels to Nairobi to visit Bession, but when he enters Bession's room, he discovers Bession has carved a swastika on his chest and is speaking through demonic possession in the voice of the sadistic SS commander who tormented Merrin during the war. As Merrin registers these events, Bession slashes his own throat after saying he was "free." Father Gionetti, warden of the asylum, speculates that Bession was not possessed but rather "touched" by a demon, which drove him mad and to suicide. Merrin is skeptical, but before he returns to the dig site, Father Gionetti gives him the volume of Roman rituals to use in exorcism, although Merrin claims he will never use them. Upon returning to the village, strange events continue. A local boy is attacked and killed by hyenas that seem to continuously stalk the dig and day, his younger brother, enters a fugue state after watching his brother get ripped to pieces. The local chief's wife gives birth to a stillborn baby, covered in maggots. Around the same time Merrin discovers a passageway leading to a cave underneath the church that houses an ancient pagan temple with the statue of the demon Pazuzu.
He finds evidence that this temple was used to conduct human sacrifices. Upon his return, he sees the local tribe cremate the stillborn baby. T
Mariusz Krzysztof Czerkawski is a Polish former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs. In addition to playing in the NHL, Czerkawski played for several different European-based teams. A consistent scorer, Czerkawski was the first player born and trained in Poland to play in the NHL. Internationally, Czerkawski represented Poland at several international tournaments, including the 1992 Winter Olympics and the 1992 and 2002 World Championships. After a strong season with the GKS Tychy in 1990–91, the Boston Bruins drafted him in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft in the fifth round, 105th overall, while Czerkawski joined Djurgårdens IF of the Elitserien for the 1991–92 season, his first season numbers were unimpressive. He posted good results in his second season with 34 points in 39 games. Czerkawski made his National Hockey League debut in 1993–94 with the Bruins, playing in four games, scoring two goals and an assist, becoming the first Polish-trained player in the NHL.
The next season, he played 47 games with the Bruins, collecting 12 goals and 14 assists in a lockout-shortened season. In 1996, Czerkawski was traded to the Edmonton Oilers, he played season and a half there before another trade sent him to the New York Islanders, where he would have his most productive years, including two 30-goal plus seasons and being named to the 2000 NHL All-Star Game. However, after being traded to the Montreal Canadiens in 2002, he found himself sent to the their American Hockey League affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs, his contract was bought-out by Montreal, after which he signed a one-year contract with the Islanders in 2003, recording another 25-goal season. For the 2005–06 season, Czerkawski joined the Toronto Maple Leafs. With Toronto, he had another disappointing season, being benched for the most part of the first half of the campaign. A light resurrection occurred in December when he was paired with Mats Sundin, but overall, he only gathered 5 points in the 19 games he played in.
On 8 March 2006, the Boston Bruins claimed him off waivers. Czerkawski joined the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers of the Swiss National League A in 2006, he played two seasons for the club, collecting 41 and 53 points. He retired in 2008. Czerkawski was married from 1996 to 1998 to Polish-Swedish actress Izabella Scorupco, they have a daughter. Since 1 September 2007, he has been married to Emilia Raszyńska. After retiring from ice hockey, he took up golf. For his contribution to the development of Polish ice hockey, Czerkawski received the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta in 2004. All statistics taken from NHL.com Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database Official website