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Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. It started as a rock opera album musical before its Broadway on-stage debut in 1971; the musical is sung-through, with little spoken dialogue. The story is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus' life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion, it depicts political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not present in the Bible. The work's depiction offers a free interpretation of the psychology of other characters. Much of the plot centers on Judas, dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus is steering his disciples. Contemporary attitudes and slang pervade the rock-opera's lyrics, ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events. Stage and film productions accordingly contain many intentional anachronisms. Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve Apostles, worries that the followers of Jesus are getting out of control and may be seen as a threat by the Roman Empire, who might harshly suppress them.

The other apostles anticipate going to Jerusalem with Jesus and ask him about his plans, but Jesus tells them not to worry about the future. Mary Magdalene tries to help Jesus relax. Judas tells Jesus that he should not associate with Mary, because a relationship with a prostitute could be seen as inconsistent with his own teachings and be used against him. Jesus tells Judas. Jesus reproaches the apostles and complains that none of them cares about him. Mary Magdalene tries to reassure Jesus while anointing him with oil. Judas angrily says. Jesus answers that they do not have the resources to end poverty, that they should be glad for what comforts they have. Meanwhile, the High Priest of Israel, assembles the Pharisees and priests. Like Judas they fear that Jesus's followers will be seen as a threat by the Romans, that many Jews might suffer the consequences. Caiaphas concludes; as Jesus and his followers arrive exultantly in Jerusalem, they are confronted by Caiaphas, who demands that Jesus disperse the crowd.

Jesus instead greets the happy crowd. Simon the Zealot suggests that Jesus lead his mob in a war against Rome and gain absolute power. Jesus rejects this. Pontius Pilate, the governor of Judea, has a dream in which he meets a Galilean and receives the blame for the man's violent death at the hands of a mob. Jesus finds that it is being used as a marketplace. A group of lepers ask Jesus to heal them, their number increases, overwhelmed, Jesus rejects them. Mary Magdalene sings him to sleep. While he sleeps, Mary acknowledges that she is in love with him, it frightens her. Conflicted, Judas seeks out the Pharisees and proposes helping them arrest Jesus, believing that Jesus is out of control and that Jesus himself would approve of his action. In exchange for his help, Judas is offered thirty pieces of silver. Judas refuses accepts when Caiaphas suggests that he can use the money to help the poor. At the Last Supper, Jesus is stung when the others pay little attention to him, he remarks that "for all you care" the wine they are drinking could be his blood and the bread his body.

He asks them to remember him frustrated by their lack of understanding, he predicts that Peter will deny him three times that night, that another one of them will betray him. Judas admits that he is the one who will betray Jesus and, saying that he does not understand why Jesus did not plan things better, he leaves; the remaining apostles fall asleep, Jesus retreats to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. He tells God his doubts about whether his mission has had any success, angrily demands to know why he should continue and suffer the horrible death that awaits him. Receiving no answer, he realises that he cannot defy God's will, surrenders to God. Judas identifies Jesus by kissing him on the cheek; when Jesus is brought to trial before the Sanhedrin, Caiaphas demands to know if he calls himself the Son of God, Jesus responds "That's what you say". Caiaphas sends him to Pilate. Meanwhile, Peter is confronted by three people. Mary observes. Pilate asks Jesus. Jesus again answers "That's what you say".

Since Jesus is from Galilee, Pilate says that he is not under his jurisdiction and sends him to King Herod. The flamboyant King Herod asks Jesus to prove his divinity by performing miracles, but Jesus ignores him. Herod angrily sends him back to Pilate. Mary Magdalene and the apostles remember when they first began following Jesus, wish that they could return to a time of peace. Judas is horrified at Jesus's harsh treatment, he expresses regret to the Pharisees. Caiaphas and Annas assure him. Judas throws down the

Vipera pontica

Common names: Pontic adder. Vipera pontica is a venomous viper species endemic to Georgia. No subspecies are recognized. V. pontica does not grow to more than 60 cm in total length. The largest type specimen was 277 mm in total length. Holotype: NHMG 5021. Known only from the Çoruh River valley in Artvin Province, northeastern Turkey, it is also found in the Turkish province of Erzurum, as well as the Kura valley in Georgia. Mallow et al. describe adjacent parts of Georgia. The type locality is "Coruh province Artvin, northeastern Turkey; this species is classified as Endangered according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed as a protected species under the Berne Convention, its preferred habitat is steep wooded mountain slopes with rock piles of stones. List of viperine species and subspecies Viperinae by common name Viperinae by taxonomic synonyms Snakebite Vipera pontica at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 2 September 2007

Toss (2009 film)

Toss is a 2009 Bollywood Hindi movie directed by Ramesh Khatkar. Toss is VJ Rannvijay Singh's debut film and the second film starring Prashant Raj, seen in as Raj in Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag. Ashmit Patel... Josh Prashant Raj... Samay Rannvijay Singh... Ryan Aarti Chhabria... Sasha Madhuurima... Sherry Shruti Gera... Fiona Zakir Hussain... Inspector Denzel d'Cunha Sushant Singh... Two Mahesh Manjrekar... Dada Rajpal Yadav... Duffy Hardik Sangani... Sadaa General reviews of Toss have been negative. Amongst the reasons for that include bad acting by some of the lead actors and implausible direction in several scenes, although Prashant, Ashmit's and Aarti's performance has been appreciated. Noted film critic Taran Adarsh gave the film 3 stars, but lowered it to just 1 later; the soundtrack of Toss consists of two remixes. Ruppaia Meri Khamoshi Aish Aish Abe Saale Chalte Chalo Abe Saale Aish Aish

Spencer Tillman

Spencer Tillman is a former professional American football player who played running back for eight seasons for the Houston Oilers and San Francisco 49ers. Tillman was an All-American running back for the University of Oklahoma and was the captain of the 1985 National Championship team when it defeated Penn State, 25–10, in the Orange Bowl. Tillman received several awards during his playing career, including UPI Player of the Year in the Big Eight Conference in 1982, Big Eight Football Newcomer of the Year in 1983 and MVP of the 1987 Orange Bowl, he was inducted into the Orange Bowl Hall of Fame in 2012. Tillman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1986 and a bachelor's degree in communications in 1988 from the University of Oklahoma, he is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's & NFL's Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program. Tillman was drafted in the 1987 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers as the 133rd overall pick in the 5th round, he played for the Oilers for two seasons.

In the 1989 off-season, Tillman was traded to the San Francisco 49ers where he played for three seasons. He was co-captain with Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott as part of the 49ers roster at Super Bowl XXIV when they defeated the AFC champion Denver Broncos. In 1992, Tillman was traded back to Houston. After being drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1987, Tillman worked as an anchor and reporter at KPRC-TV during the seven-month off-season, his football and broadcasting careers developed in tandem as he hosted two radio sports-talk shows and was a reporter and anchor for a radio PM magazine in Oklahoma City prior to his television jobs. Tillman joined CBS Sports in 1999 as lead studio analyst for College Football Today, the network's pre-game studio show. Tillman, who had served as WABC-TV's weekend sports anchor in New York from 1997 to 1999 and spent 10 years as a sports anchor for KPRC-TV Houston, is paired with Tim Brando at the College Football Today desk. Tillman and Brando broadcast regional NFL games for CBS from 2000–2003.

In the first three years and Brando were the eighth team of the NFL games for CBS. Tillman has served for four years as a reporter for the Network's NCAA tournament coverage and is an anchor for regional broadcasts on Fox Sports Networks, he served as host of DirecTV's "NFL Sunday Ticket." Starting in 2015 Tillman joined Fox Sports and reunited with Tim Brando on Fox CFB. Tillman began duties as the voice of KGOW 1560 The Game, a Houston sports talk radio station, when the station launched its new format in August 2007, his role includes reading promotional copy for the station, as well as weekly on-air time during the football season. Tillman is a current co host of KTRK's Houston Texans Inside the Game, a 30-minute weekly post-game recap and analysis program that follows the station's local newscast on game days. Tillman lives in Sugar Land, along with his wife and their four daughters. Spencer Tillman's profile for CBS Sports Spencer Tillman's bio on Impact XXI Still Scoring in the Red Zone

The Kindergarten Teacher (2014 film)

The Kindergarten Teacher is a 2014 film by Israeli writer and film director Nadav Lapid. The New York Times called it, "self-assured, remarkably powerful." The Kindergarten Teacher won the $20,000 prize for new talent at the Taipei Film Festival. Lead actress Sarit Larry received the IFFI Best Actor Award: Silver Peacock Award at the 45th International Film Festival of India; the film was remade in 2018 as the English-language film The Kindergarten Teacher. The Kindergarten Teacher on IMDb The Kindergarten Teacher at Cinema of Israel The Kindergarten Teacher at Cineuropa

Haoliang Xu

Haoliang Xu is a UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Director of Bureau for Policy and Programme Support in New York. The announcement of his appointment from 3 July 2019 said, "Mr. Xu places strong emphasis on a clear strategic vision, a culture of collaboration and a mindset of continuous innovation, working with colleagues to deliver impactful development solutions." Mr. Xu served as UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific. Appointed on 13 August 2013, Mr. Xu led UNDP support to country and regional sustainable development programmes in 36 countries in Asia and Pacific, his tenure has been focused on reinventing UNDP's 24 Country Offices in Asia-Pacific, the Regional Hub in Bangkok and Headquarters in New York. Xu was Deputy Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States at UNDP. Prior to that, he held senior UNDP positions in Kazakhstan, Timor-Leste and Iran. Before joining the UN, Xu was a computer-aided design engineer with Louis Berger Group in Morristown, New Jersey, United States, an assistant lecturer at Tongji University in Shanghai, China.

Xu, a Chinese national, holds a Bachelors in Engineering from Tongji University, a Masters’ of Science in Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology, United States. He holds a Masters’ of International Affairs in Economic Development and Policy Analysis from Columbia University. Xu has appeared on the Washington Post, BBC World TV, CNBC, the Wall Street Journal and other top tier media, he delivered policy speeches at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and other universities. He was featured by the The Guardian in the 2014 Global Public Leaders Series. Haoliang Xu: How Aid Now Works and Why It Still Matters Haoliang Xu: "The Changing Role of UNDP in Asia-Pacific" Haoliang Xu and Ramya Gopalan: Fighting the innovation antibodies: Three years of exploration at UNDP Asia-Pacific Devex interview with Haoliang Xu: fielding'complex asks' from cities on environment, policy director says