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John Carpenter

John Howard Carpenter is an American filmmaker and composer. Although Carpenter has worked with various movie genres, he is associated most with horror and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s. Most films of Carpenter's career were commercial and critical failures, with the notable exceptions of Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York, Starman. However, many of Carpenter's films from the 1970s and the 1980s have come to be considered as cult classics, he has been acknowledged as an influential filmmaker; the cult classics that Carpenter has directed include Dark Star, Assault on Precinct 13, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, Prince of Darkness, They Live, In the Mouth of Madness. He returned to the Halloween franchise as both composer and executive producer for the horror sequel Halloween. Carpenter co-composed most of his films' music, he won a Saturn Award for Best Music for the film Vampires. Carpenter has released three studio albums, titled Lost Themes, Lost Themes II, Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998.

Carpenter was born on January 16, 1948 in Carthage, New York, the son of Milton Jean and Howard Ralph Carpenter, a music professor. He and his family relocated to Bowling Green, Kentucky during 1953, he was interested in films from an early age the westerns of Howard Hawks and John Ford, as well as 1950s low-budget horror films such as The Thing from Another World and high-budget science fiction like Forbidden Planet, began filming horror short films with 8 mm film before starting high school. He attended Western Kentucky University, where his father chaired the music department transferred to the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts during 1968, but quit to make his first feature film. In a beginning film course at USC Cinema during 1969, Carpenter wrote and directed an 8-minute short film, Captain Voyeur; the film was rediscovered in the USC archives in 2011 and proved interesting because it revealed elements that would appear in his film, Halloween. The next year he collaborated with producer John Longenecker as co-writer, film editor, music composer for The Resurrection of Broncho Billy, which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.

The short film was enlarged to 35 mm, sixty prints were made, the film was released theatrically by Universal Studios for two years in the United States and Canada. Carpenter's first major film as director, Dark Star, was a science fiction comedy that he cowrote with Dan O'Bannon; the film cost only $60,000 and was difficult to make as both Carpenter and O'Bannon completed the film by multitasking, with Carpenter doing the musical score as well as the writing and directing, while O'Bannon acted in the film and did the special effects. Carpenter received praise for his ability to make low-budget films. Carpenter's next film was Assault on Precinct 13, a low-budget thriller influenced by the films of Howard Hawks Rio Bravo; as with Dark Star, Carpenter was responsible for many aspects of the film's creation. He not only wrote and scored it, but edited the film using the pseudonym "John T. Chance". Carpenter has said that he considers Assault on Precinct 13 to have been his first real film because it was the first film that he filmed on a schedule.

The film was the first time Carpenter worked with Debra Hill, who played prominently in the making of some of Carpenter's most important films. Carpenter assembled a main cast that consisted of experienced but obscure actors; the two main actors were Austin Stoker, who had appeared in science fiction and blaxploitation films, Darwin Joston, who had worked for television and had once been Carpenter's next-door neighbor. The film received a critical reassessment in the United States, where it is now regarded as one of the best exploitation films of the 1970s. Carpenter both wrote and directed the Lauren Hutton thriller Someone's Watching Me!. This television film is the tale of a single, working woman who, soon after arriving in L. A. discovers. Eyes of Laura Mars, a 1978 thriller featuring Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones and directed by Irvin Kershner, was adapted from a spec script titled Eyes, written by Carpenter, would become Carpenter's first major studio film of his career. Halloween helped develop the slasher genre.

An idea suggested by producer Irwin Yablans, who thought of a film about babysitters being menaced by a stalker, Carpenter took the idea and another suggestion from Yablans that it occur during Halloween and developed a story. Carpenter said of the basic concept: "Halloween night, it has never been the theme in a film. My idea was to do an old haunted house film."Film director Bob Clark suggested in an interview released in 2005 that Carpenter had asked him for his own ideas for a sequel to his 1974 film Black Christmas that featured an unseen and motiveless killer murdering students in a university sorority house. As stated in the 2009 documentary Clarkworld, Carpenter directly asked Clark about his thoughts o

Clepsis senecionana

Clepsis senecionana, the rustic tortrix, is a moth of the family Tortricidae. It is found from Europe to eastern Siberia; the wingspan is 13–16 mm. Adults are on wing from May to June, it flies in warm sunshine during the afternoon and evening, disappearing when the sky becomes cloudy. The larvae feed on Convallaria, Gentianella amarella, Lysimachia, Polygonatum, Onobrychis viccifolia and Vaccinium myrtillus. In Scotland it has been recorded on Picea and Larix. On conifers, the larvae mine into leaves and buds of young trees, causing shoot dieback and multi-leaders. Eurasian Tortricidae UK Moths


Tinybeans is a family photo sharing app that helps parents capture and organize their children’s life stories using photos and written messages. The primary advantage for parents is not having to give away ownership of the images and videos they post; the site includes additional privacy features not typical of larger social media sites. Founded in Sydney, Australia in 2012, Tinybeans has a large user base in over 200 countries, with a majority of users residing in the United States. Stephen O'Young built the first version of the website to track his 3 children's milestones and an app to share their photos with his family. In March 2012, Stephen founded Tinybeans with Sarah-Jane Kurtini to make the site and app publicly available. Tinybeans competes directly with other social media companies by letting users own the rights to the images and videos they upload. Additionally, user privacy is maintained by not including a search function to find users. A parent must directly invite the users; this makes it harder for strangers to obtain family photos.

Parents are encouraged to overshare on the app in ways that may get them labeled with pejoratives like "Instamum", "sharenting", or "baby spam" on other social media platforms. In April 2017, Tinybeans was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange as TNY; the listing press cited a user base of 1.6 million parents and family members in 200 countries. The Tinybeans app is free to use. Prior to their public listing, Tinybeans raised $2 million in private capital funding Revenue comes from a paid premium version, photo printing, site advertising; the company has direct advertising relationships with both Walmart. CEO Geller says. Geller said the US market has always been the goal and that 80% of new users come from the US

Ali Shah

Ali Hassimshah Omarshah, known as Ali Shah, is a former Zimbabwean international cricketer. An all-rounder who batted left-handed and bowled right-arm medium pace, Shah played in three Test matches and 28 One Day Internationals for Zimbabwe between 1983 and 1996, was the first non-white player to represent the country, he was educated at Morgan High School. Shah played in three Cricket World Cups, in 1983, 1987 and 1992, was a member of the team that won the ICC Trophy in 1986 and 1990. Towards the end of his career, he played domestically for Mashonaland in the Logan Cup. After retiring from playing, Shah became a television commentator and a selector of the national team, he was removed from the latter role in 2004 following the sacking of captain Heath Streak

Ribeira Grande, Azores

Ribeira Grande is a municipality in the northern part of the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese Azores. The population in 2011 was 32,112, in an area of 180.15 km². The municipal seat is located in the civil parish of Matriz, with a population of about 4000 inhabitants, part of the urbanized core of what is referred to as the city of Ribeira Grande; the first settlers arrived on the island by the end of the second quarter of the 15th century. The expansion of settlement occurred after initiatives by the island's third donatary captain, Rui Gonçalves da Câmara (son of João Gonçalves Zarco, resulting in northern colonies from peoples from Madeira. Although the early settlement of Ribeira Grande is mired in murkiness owing to the lack of resources, the best sources indicate that settlement began in the late-15th or early-16th centuries; the first settlers to this region are to the northern part of the island by the end of the 15th century. On arriving, these colonists established their settlement along the ravine, which they named after the river course: Ribeira Grande.

What is certain is that before 1507, in the urban areas of today's Ribeira Grande, there were colonists of a "certain social stature" living and raising cattle. One of these was Antão Rodrigues da Câmara, the bastard son Rui Gonçalves da Câmara, donatary-captain of São Miguel, his parentage was legitimized on 6 January 1499, his property was described as an estate, with lands of woodlands and waters, with houses supported by granaries, pastel engine and orchards, received as part of his morgadia dated 17 April 1508. The construction of the isolated Port of Santo Iria began at the beginning of the 16th century. Before being raised to the status of town, the population had grown dramatically; this was recorded in a 1507 accord that established a master builder for the new church, assumed to be the parochial church of Nossa Senhora da Estrela. The elevation of Ponta Delgada to "town" in 1499, must have influenced the resident nobles of Ribeira Grande, who moved to have the same authority established for their burgh.

Although the people involved were unfamiliar, Gaspar Frutuoso indicated that King Manuel I conceded to the locality of Ribeira Grande the privilege of town on 4 August 1507, that included a league around the centre, counted from the pillory, comprising one parish. It was Lopo Arês who brought the signed document from Lisbon, when he returned in 1508. On 3 April 1508 donatary captain, Rui Gonçalves da Câmara, oversaw the swearing in of Jorge da Mota and João do Penedo and António Carneiro, noblemen of Ribeira Grande, to select twelve residents to vote on the six elected officials for the new town, it was this process that elected the first municipal council, that served until 24 June 1509. Writing at the beginning of the 15th century, Gaspar Frutuoso wrote about the settlement, in these terms: "The town of Ribeira Grande, noble by its residents, rich in its lands, well shaded with its fields and fertile with its fruits, is situated in and around its great ravine, from which it received its name in the middle of the island, in a large bay in a band of the north, at the feet of a sierra fresh.

But after much growth, that it is today the largest town and more people there are in all the Bishopric of Angra. Before it was suffragate of Vila Franco do Campo, until the King Dom Manuel, explain on his pillory for all parts around."Settlers continued to be sent to the area of Ribeira Grande, by Lopo de Ares, owing to the location's access to water and the pre-existing colonists that provided land rents. Since it was located far from the provincial capital of Vila Franca, the town was elevated to the status of town by King Manuel in 1507; until 1515, the western margin of the Ribeira Grande river was occupied by just two homes. A few years from a land record of 4 July 1520, there was a contract for stone to build a bridge alongside the main square, awarded to Fernão Álvares. Budgeted for 400.000 reais, the completed bridge was described as having one large arch with a 12 côvados span, equivalent to 7.94 metres span, width of 22 palms, equivalent to 444 centimetres, built of the best stonework, found around the town, well worked.

From 1536, the monastery of Jesus was founded, in order to shelter the youth of wealthy governing families, resulting in the appearance of the toponymy Rua das Freiras and Largo das Freiras. This was a reflection of the growth of the settlement; the growth of the demographics of the municipality necessitated that the ecclesiastical administration create new parishes, resulting in the creation of the parishes of São Pedro by 1577 by bishop D. Gaspar de Faria. Since its formation the town employed a arruador, responsible for "designing" the grounds and roads and houses that were made. Pêro Teixeira, who died in 1555, was the first, and

Junior Captain Rybnikov

"Junior Captain Rybnikov" is a short story by Alexander Kuprin first published in Mir Bozhy's January 1906 issue. Kuprin had for a long time been intrigued by the notion of a spy carrying out his lone mission in the heart of an enemy nation, according to biographer Nicholas Luker. In his dreams Romashov had seen himself as a spy in Germany. Kuprin's Rybnikov was based on an officer of that name whom he met in one of his favorite haunts, the "Capernaum" restaurant in Petersburg; the real Rybnikov was a Siberian, wounded at the battle of Mukden, whose Mongolian features reminded Kuprin of a Japanese. The story, written in 1905 in Balaklava, was lauded by Maxim Gorky who rated it as one Kuprin's finest ones, he included it in several compilations. Kuprin himself in 1909 referred to "Junior Captain Rybnikov" as his best story written. Junior Captain Rybnikov is on a ceaseless trip through Saint Petersburg military departments ostensibly trying to secure financial assistance as a wounded veteran, pestering officials with petty complaints, patriotic rants and naive-sounding questions concerning the state of the Russian military.

Newspaper reporter Shchavinsky, a shrewd man, spots some flaws in Rybnikov's over-stylized veneer and thinks himself to be on the verge of exposing a Japanese spy. Excited by his discovery, he takes Rybnikov with himself on a binge; as his admiration for this man's audacity, self-control and artistism grows, the journalist promises the Captain never to give him away to the authorities, but Rybnikov remains unfazed. Impressed with her unusual visitor, so unlike her common clientele, is Nastya, a prostitute in a brothel which the Shchavinsky-led company visits. It's this woman, stricken by Rybnikov's tenderness, noble manners and passion, proves to be his undoing. Motivated by petty vanity, she boasts to a local thief who rests in a nearby room, about a strange visitor she's just had, mentioning the latter pronouncing some Japanese words as he was falling asleep; the thief calls for ventures an assault. Trying to escape, Rybnikov breaks his leg and gets caught; the story, set in Saint Petersburg, provided Kuprin with an opportunity to comment on the Russo-Japanese War on the Pacific and the way the Russia led it.

According to Luker,Through Rybnikov's talk of the war Kuprin reveals the incompetence of the Russian army in the field. Those in command fail to adapt to the terrain, their men are supplied with shells of the wrong caliber and obliged to fight for days without food, while their officers play cards and take mistresses. All the while the Japanese fight with the efficiency of machines. Morale is disastrously low in the Russian ranks, mutiny apparent. More ferment still is to be seen in the navy, where officers are afraid to meet their sailors ashore. Through the military bureaucrats whom Rybnikov visits, Kuprin points to the reasons for Russia's defeat in the Far East. "And that's what Russian officers are like!" they exclaim. "Just look at that fellow. Isn't it clear why we're losing one battle after another? Dullness, complete absence of any self-respect... Poor Russia!"