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Jean Reno

Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez, known as Jean Reno, is a French actor of Spanish descent. He has worked in French, Japanese and Italian productions. Reno was born Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez in Morocco, his parents were natives of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Jerez de la Frontera in Andalucia. They had moved to North Africa to escape Francoist Spain, he has a younger sister named María Teresa. Their father was a linotypist, their mother died. He learned Spanish from his parents, Arabic and French growing up in Morocco. At the age of 17, he moved to France; when he moved to France, he served in the French Army, mandatory after his family gained its French citizenship. After he started to get acting jobs in France, Juan adopted the French version of his name and shortened his surname to Reno. Due to his large frame, Reno was called on to play "heavies" in his early career, he appeared in romantic comedies and action films. He began his film career in France, appearing in many films by director Luc Besson, including his early Le dernier combat.

The two have continued to work together, collaborating in films produced, written, or directed by Besson. Of their joint work, those that have achieved the most critical and commercial success include: La Femme Nikita, the English-language films The Big Blue and Léon: The Professional. Reno did the voice-over for Mufasa in the French-language version of The Lion King, a role performed in English by James Earl Jones. Reno has starred in such high-profile American films as French Kiss with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline, Mission: Impossible with Tom Cruise, Ronin with Robert De Niro, Godzilla with Matthew Broderick. Reno turned down the role of Agent Smith in The Matrix, he acted in French productions: Les Visiteurs. In 2006, Reno had a prominent role in The Pink Panther 2006 remake and its sequel The Pink Panther 2, playing Gilbert Ponton, opposite Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau, he portrayed Captain Bezu Fache in the Ron Howard film The Da Vinci Code. Among his most successful films are Les Visiteurs and L'Enquète corse.

In other media, Reno was involved in the production of the third installment in the popular Capcom series Onimusha, lending his likeness to the protagonist Jacques Blanc, as well as providing the voice for the character's French dialogue. In advertising work, Reno has appeared in American television commercials for UPS and portrayed Doraemon in a series of Toyota ads in Japan, as part of the "ReBorn" campaign. Reno married Geneviève, with whom he had a daughter, a son, Mickael. Reno's second wife was Nathalie Dyszkiewicz, a Polish model, with whom he had a son, a daughter, Serena. On 29 July 2006, Reno married for the third time, to British model and actress of Polish descent, Zofia Borucka, 35, at the Les Baux-de-Provence city hall; the presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy served as his best man. Zofia and Reno welcomed their first son Cielo born in July 2009 in New York City, their second son Dean was born in September 2011. Reno maintains three homes in Paris and Los Angeles. 1977: Prends bien garde aux zeppelins 1978: Ecce Homo 1978: Celimare le bien-aimé 1979: Je romps et ne plie pas 1979: Société Un 1981: La Manufacture 1984: Terre étrangère 1989: Andromaque 1991: Montserrat 2006: Les Grandes Occasions 2015: Nos femmes Jean Reno on IMDb Jean Reno: Cannes, and...

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Come (UK band)

Come was a British noise project, founded in 1979 by William Bennett. In the short time of its existence it had such prominent members as Daniel Miller and J. G. Thirlwell. Bennett would end the project in 1980 in favor for his newly formed power electronics project Whitehouse, however a second studio album under the Come moniker was released in 1981 titled I'm Jack; the independent record label Come Organisation was created as a result of the lack of interest other labels showed in the group's recordings. They never performed live. While all of their material is out-of-print, most of their Rampton LP can be found on the Susan Lawly double disc compilation Anthology 1 Come Organisation Archives 1979-1980, the entirety of I'm Jack is included on Anthology 2 Come Organisation Archives 2 1981-1982. Rampton I'm Jack Come/Shaved Slits Nurse with Wound list Come profile on Come profile on Come Discogs page

The Beacon (The Twilight Zone)

"The Beacon" is the first segment of the eleventh episode from the first season of the television series The Twilight Zone. The story opens with a young doctor named Dennis Barrows driving along a dirt road in wild backcountry, his car breaks down and he decides to walk to the nearest town. He encounters a barbed wire fence blocking the road with a sign on its front that reads: "Private Property – Keep Out." With no way to signal for help, Dr. Barrows decides to cross the fence anyway, he arrives at. All the houses are dark, with the only light coming from a lighthouse, causing Dr. Barrows to think he may have stumbled upon a ghost town. Desperate, he bangs on the door of a general store. A light comes on and the shopkeeper says this is a small town with no telephone service or connections to a state legislature. A small boy named Teddy comes to store on behalf of his mother, wishing to buy aspirin. After introducing himself as a doctor, Teddy quizzically responds with "what's a doctor?" Confused, Dr. Barrows listens to their odd conversation about the boy's ill sister.

The boy offers their spare room to Dr. Barrows for the night, although the proprietor and his mother are both wary. Dr. Barrows offers to help the sick girl but the mother refuses; the lighthouse casts its light throughout the town and rests on the girl's bedroom. The mother and the boy are upset. Teddy asks to talk to Dr. Barrows, he explains that his sister may die since the light begs him to help. Dr. Barrows gives her medicine but Teddy explains that whenever the beacon picks someone to sacrifice it takes them. Dr. Barrows begs Teddy to take him to the beacon in order to reason with Seth, the owner of the lighthouse; the townspeople find out that Dr. Barrows made the girl well, but they feel that she still needs to be sacrificed; the proprietor and the mother find Dr. Teddy at the lighthouse; the mother and Teddy leave while Dr. Barrows demands explanations of the proprietor who tells him that Seth is the founder of this town and the ancestor of all residents; when the town stopped being a waypoint for merchant ships, Seth kept the town's economy alive.

Seth's spirit controls the lighthouse and it protects the town in exchange for doing what they are told. The proprietor explains that years ago, a person chosen to be sacrificed was spared and the town fell on hard times. Now the lighthouse wants the hard times will come again. Dr. Barrows shouts that the residents of the town are all inbred crazies and seeks to flee, but is surrounded by a chanting mob demanding he atone for healing the little girl selected for sacrifice, or else the hard times will return. Dr. Barrows screams; the original broadcast had an opening scene where Dr. Barrows is talking to a state trooper about a minor car crash; the trooper warns that this is a sparsely populated area of the state and automotive help may be hard to come by, but Dr. Barrows elects to continue on schedule; the DVD version omits that scene and the episode begins with Dr. Barrows coming upon the fenced-off dirt road after his car's engine overheats. List of The Twilight Zone episodes "The Beacon" on IMDb The Twilight Zone – list of episodes on IMDb "The Beacon" at Postcards from the Zone episode 1.26 The Beacon

W. Marvin Smith

W. Marvin Smith was a long-time employee and attorney in the U. S. Department of Justice who testified in the Hiss-Chambers Case in August 1948 and mysteriously died on October 20, 1948. Smith graduated from Georgetown University law school. Smith worked at Justice for 31 years. In 1935 or 1936, Alger Hiss had worked with him at Justice. At that time, he notarized the transfer of title for Hiss' 1929 Ford Model A Roadster to the Cherner Motor Company, which sold the car same day to one "William Rosen." On August 20, 1948, Henry J. Gertler and treasurer of the Cherner Motor Company, testified before HUAC that W. Marvin Smith had notarized the gift of Hiss's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster to Cherner, which in turn sold it on the same day to William Rosen. Smith testified regarding his signature: "I say I have no doubt that it is." Unlike most notaries, Marvin explained, "I have no record. I have not charged a fee since about 1925 — well, I think I got the commission in about 1919 and I charged a few fees at that time and had a record but I have not charged since."

Rosen, who testified on August 26 and September 9, 1948, refused to give testimony, answering most questions with, "I refuse to answer the question on the ground that any answer I may give may tend to incriminate me." One of his few answers was "This is not my signature." Cherner stated "I swear my life on it" that neither he nor Gertler had filled in details for "William Rosen" on the sale. Rosen and his wife Addie swore they had not been in Washington in 1936. On October 20, 1948, Smith was found dead in the southwest stairwell of the seven-storey Justice building. At that time, he worked on the staff of Solicitor General Philip B. Perlman. Co-workers reported him as "unusually depressed." He was survived by wife Inez and 21-year-old daughter Jeanne Smith. Just after Laurence Duggan's death that year on December 20, 1948, the Associated Press reported: The widow of W. Marvin Smith, justice department employee who died in a five storey plunge 2 months ago, expressed belief today that his death was an accident.

She told a reporter she feels certain it was not a suicide and was not connected in any way with his appearance as a minor witness in congressional hearings. Smith's death had been recalled in some newspaper accounts of the death of Laurence Duggan in New York City. On Oct. 20, Smith hurtled to his death down circular stairwell in the justice department. That was the opinion of justice officials. Smith, 53, was an attorney in the solicitor general's office. Last summer, he figure in a minor way in the house committee on un-American activities. In 1951, the Chicago Tribune newspaper speculated about "several suicides and mysterious deaths" among spies and government officials related to the Hiss Case, including: Nov 1947: John Gilbert Winant. US ambassador to England, following personal depression Aug 1948: Harry Dexter White Oct 1948: W. Marvin Smith Dec 1948: Laurence Duggan. Regarding Duggan, like Hiss a former State Department official, the newspaper commented, "There was speculation that he might have fallen accidentally or that he might have been thrown from the window, but it was believe he committed suicide."

May 1949: James Forrestal, first US Secretary of Defense 1949, Morton Kent, another State Department official, committed suicide after his implication in the trial of Judith Coplon Feb 1950: Laird Shields Goldsborough. Goldsborough was a senior editor at Fortune and TIME magazines and former boss of Whittaker Chambers: he fell out of a ninth-floor building – and left his estate to the Soviet government. Apr 1950: Francis Otto Matthiessen; the Harvard professor jumped from the 12 floor of his Boston hotel, according to his sister because of proceedings in the trial of Harry Bridges. Nov 1952: Abraham Feller; the UN legal counsel jumped out his window when Adlai Stevenson Jr. lost the 1952 presidential elections, UN Secretary General Trygve Lie resigned, a US grand jury and the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee continued investigations into Americans working at the UN. Harry Dexter White Laurence Duggan Alger Hiss Whittaker Chambers Abraham Feller

Philippine–American Football League

The Philippine–American Football League is an American Football league in the Philippines. Organized in 2016, it succeeded the now-defunct Philippine Tackle Football League; the inaugural season saw the participation of five teams: the Olongapo Warriors, Manila Rough Riders, Manila Datus, Manila Wolfpack, the Manila Outlaws. Yaboye Dennis Graves of the Warriors was the Season 1 MVP; the top four teams advance to the semifinal. The second season saw the participation of five teams: the Olongapo Warriors, Datu and Wolves, the former Wolfpack from PAFL Season 1 now returning with their previous name when they were 2-time champions back in ABP Season 5 and Season 6; the top four teams advance to the semifinal. The third season of the PAFL commenced on September 1, 2018. Six teams entered the season: the Cavemen, Juggernauts, Rebels and the Wolves. ESPN 5 became the official media partner in this season and games were broadcast through the media outfit's YouTube channel; the league followed a single round-robin format with the top four teams advancing to the knockout stage.

The four teams play against each other in the semifinals for a berth in the championship game. The Wolves, the #1 seed, defeated the Olongapo Warriors in the semi-finals 63-6; the Wolves beat the Cavemen 37-20 in the championship game. The Wolves now have back to back undefeated championships with a 13 game winning streak. Philippine–American Football League on Facebook Official PAFL Website

Wapous River

The Wapous River is a tributary of the Gouin Reservoir, flowing in the territory of the town of La Tuque, in the administrative region of Mauricie, in Quebec, in Canada. The Wapous River flows in the townships of Lindsay, Déziel at the north-eastern limit of the territory of La Tuque and near the boundary of the administrative region of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Forestry is the main economic activity of this valley. A forest road branch serves the upper part of this watercourse; this road branch connects with route 212 which bypasses the Gouin Reservoir by the north-east and connects the village of Obedjiwan, Quebec and La Tuque. The surface of the Wapous River is frozen from mid-November to the end of April, safe ice circulation is from early December to late March; this watercourse has been designated "Black Castor River". The toponym "Wapous River" was formalized on December 5, 1968 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec, when it was created