Keanu Charles Reeves is a Canadian actor and musician. Reeves gained fame for his starring roles in several blockbuster films, including comedies from the Bill and Ted franchise, he has appeared in drama films such as Dangerous Liaisons, My Own Private Idaho, Little Buddha, as well as the romantic horror Bram Stoker's Dracula. Reeves has earned critical acclaim and several awards for his acting, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. One New York Times critic praised his versatility, saying that he "displays considerable discipline and range... he moves between the buttoned-down demeanor that suits a police procedural story and the loose-jointed manner of his comic roles". However, Reeves has spent much of his career being typecast; the John Wick franchise represented a return to commercial success for Reeves. Reeves has pursued other creative endeavours such as directing and producing films, performing music, acting in theatre and video games. Onstage, he performed as Prince Hamlet for the Manitoba Theatre Centre's production of Hamlet.
He played bass guitar for the bands Becky. He wrote the text for the 2011 picture book Ode to Happiness, illustrated by Alexandra Grant, he produced a documentary, Side by Side, directed and starred in the martial arts film Man of Tai Chi. Keanu Charles Reeves was born in Beirut on September 2, 1964, as the son of Patricia, a costume designer and performer, Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr, his mother is English, hailing from Essex. His father, an American from Hawaii, is of Chinese, Irish, Native Hawaiian, Portuguese descent. Reeves states that his grandmother is Chinese and Hawaiian and that he grew up around Chinese art and cuisine. Regarding his English ancestry, Reeves mentioned watching comedy shows such as The Two Ronnies during his childhood. Reeves' mother was working in Beirut as a costume designer. Reeves' father earned his GED while imprisoned in Hawaii for selling heroin at Hilo International Airport, he abandoned his wife and family when Reeves was three years old, but Reeves knew him until he was six.
They last met on the island of Kauai when Reeves was 13. After his parents divorced in 1966, his mother moved the family to Sydney, to New York City, where she married Paul Aaron, a Broadway and Hollywood director, in 1970; the couple moved to Toronto and divorced in 1971. When Reeves was 15, he worked as a production assistant on Aaron's films. Reeves' mother married Robert Miller, a rock music promoter, in 1976, she subsequently married her fourth husband, a hairdresser named Jack Bond. The marriage ended in 1994. Grandparents and nannies babysat Reeves and his sisters, Reeves grew up in the Yorkville neighbourhood of Toronto. Within five years, Reeves attended four high schools, including the Etobicoke School of the Arts, from which he was expelled. Reeves stated he was expelled because he was "just a little too rambunctious and shot mouth off once too often... was not the most well-oiled machine in the school." He was a successful ice hockey goalkeeper at De La Salle College. He thought of playing hockey for the Canadian Olympic team but decided to become an actor when he was 15.
After leaving De La Salle College, he attended Avondale Secondary Alternative School, which allowed him to obtain an education while working as an actor. He dropped out and did not obtain a high school diploma. Reeves began his acting career at the age of nine, appearing in a theatre production of Damn Yankees. At 15, he played Mercutio in a stage production of Juliet at the Leah Posluns Theatre. Reeves dropped out of high school when he was 17, he moved to Los Angeles three years later. Reeves made his screen acting debut in an episode of Hangin' In. In the early 1980s, he appeared in commercials including one for Coca-Cola, short films including the NFB drama One Step Away, stage work such as Brad Fraser's cult hit Wolfboy in Toronto. In 1984, he was a correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation TV youth program Going Great. Reeves' first studio movie appearance was Youngblood, his stepfather had convinced Erwin Stoff in advance to be Reeves' agent. Stoff has co-produced many of his films.
After a few minor roles, Reeves received a sizeable role in the 1986 drama film River's Edge, which depicted how a murder affected a group of teens. Following this film's critical success, he spent the late 1980s appearing in a number of movies aimed at teenage audiences, including the lead roles in Permanent Record and the unexpectedly successful 1989 comedy, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, along with its 1991 sequel, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey; the same year, he had a break-out role in the movie Parenthood. From 1991, Reeves played bass guitar in the alternative rock band Dogstar. During the early 1990s, he started to break out of his teen-film period, he appeared in high-budget action films such as Point Break, for which he won MTV's "Most Desirable Male" award
Cyclone Niklas known as the Lentestorm in the Netherlands, was a European windstorm that affected areas of western and central Europe with widespread disruption to air and road transport at the end of March 2015. The storm caused forestry and property damage, power outages, led to the loss of several lives. Preceding the development of the Niklas storm on 28–29 March strong rainfall was reported in the southern Germany; the 24-hour rainfall of 29–30 March in the Black Forest saw more than 60 litres per square metre fall. The Niklas storm was preceded by the low pressure named Mike by the Free University of Berlin, which brought hurricane strength winds to Germany on 30 March. Gust reports from this low pressure at the high-altitude stations of Brocken were of 152 km/h and Zugspitze 137 km/h; the Niklas storm began to develop on 29 March off the Newfoundland coast. Powerful air temperature differences across Europe led to a strong upper air flow at 2.5 km altitude. Embedded in this was a shortwave trough, which promoted the intensification of the surface low Niklas as it came across Scotland.
A plume of colder air from area of Iceland and Greenland formed a strong temperature gradient with warmer air masses from the Atlantic circulating around high pressure centred to the west of Iberia which helped intensify the storm. Together with an area of low pressure over Scandinavia, which formed a strong air pressure gradient across north-west Europe, The approach of the low pressure saw a tightening of the air pressure gradient in the German Bight and north west Germany; the pressure difference being between 1,035 hPa in the high pressure situated to the west of Iberia, to a low of 971.4 hPa recorded at the Ekofisk platform in the North Sea. This situation was coupled with a powerful jet stream above the developing storm. Niklas developed as it crossed the UK reaching a low pressure 971.4 hPa as it crossed the North Sea, in the course of a day moved to southern Denmark before continuing to the southern Baltic Sea and on towards the Baltic States. The storm field drew across Western Europe on 30 and 31 March 2015, reaching the Netherlands and large areas of Germany on 31 March 2015.
Hurricane-force winds were reported in Germany, according to the German Weather service with a peak gust at altitude on the mountains of Zugspitze, the Brocken, Feldberg in the Black Forest and on Weinbiet in Neustadt. At lower elevations on the North Sea coast peak gusts of 140 km/h were reported; the storm was absorbed by windstorm Oskar on 6 April. The Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute, KNMI ranked the storm at 27th place in the Netherlands since 1971, displacing Cyclone Xaver to 28th place, of comparable strength in the country; the wind speeds encountered in Germany from the Niklas storm were comparable to the strongest wind speeds recorded during March over the 1981-2010 reference period. The Niklas storm is thus one of the most violent storms encountered in Germany during March. Which is noteworthy as the storm occurred so late in March and after the beginning of meteorological spring. According to the German Weather Service, DWD the Niklas storm is akin to Cyclone Emma, one of the strongest storms witnessed in Germany during March, was damaging in Bavaria, which reported winds up to 220 km/h on the Wendelstein Mountain and rainfall totals up to 60 mm.
In comparison with other recent storms in Germany, the St. Jude storm of October 2013 and the Kyrill storm of January 2007 affected the northern half of Germany, with the St. Jude storm affecting the far north of Germany, where it was stronger than Niklas. In the southern half of Germany the Niklas storm was stronger than either of these two winter storms. Cyclone Niklas is regarded as being not quite as strong in Germany as the Kyrill storm which had a higher peak gust speed and longer duration. MeteoSwiss reported that in March winds over 100 km/h would be expected to recur on the Swiss Plateau once every four years. Between the mid 1980s and 2001 the return period for these winds was one in three years, but has been less observed in recent years. Considered throughout the year the wind gusts measured on 31 March 2015 were not exceptional. In the Swiss lowlands such a wind event occurs about once in every two years, though locally, there were gusts which only occur at that location once every 5 to 6 years, for example at Affoltern, Zürich.
In the Swiss mountains a gust of 160 km/h was measured on Säntis, which occurs every 1 to 2 years, on Mount Pilatus a gust of 150 km/h was recorded, expected about every 4 to 5 years. Niklas was not thought to represent an insurance loss in the league of that seen following the catastrophic damages of Cyclone Lothar and Martin in France 1999, where peak gusts of over 270 km/h were measured. In the United Kingdom the Met Office gave out a yellow "be aware" warning for wind; the hashtag #windy was trending on UK social media on the morning of 31 March. Wales saw maximum wind gusts of 156 km/h at Conwy. Around Wales both bridges of the Severn crossing were closed, along with temporary closures of the Cleddau Bridge in Pembrokeshire and the Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait. Structural damage was reported to property in the capital Cardiff and Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taf. In the North East of England a lorry overturned in the wind on the A1 motorway
Fanai Lalrempuia is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for NorthEast United in the Indian Super League. He is known for speed. Born in Lunglei, Lalrempuia started to play football from the age of 11 for his local side Bazarveng FC. Under the coaching of Flalbiakchhunga, his head coach at Bazarveng FC, Lalrempuia started to improve as a player, he was selected to join the Maomit High School under-14 side, to compete in the Subroto Cup in 2010. While playing in the Subroto Cup Lalrempuia was spotted by Pune F. C. Academy assistant coach Gift Raikhan who selected Fanai to trial at the academy. After the trial Lalrempuia was selected to join the academy. During his two seasons with the academy, Lalrempuia won the I-League U19 twice in 2012 and 2013 while scoring a total of six goals during that time. At the age of only 16, Lalrempuia made his professional debut for Pune in the I-League on 20 April 2013 against Air India at the Balewadi Sports Complex, he came on in the 55th minute of the match as a substitute for Velington Rocha as Pune went on to win the match 6–0.
Lalrempuia scored his first goal in the I-League on 4 April 2015 against Bharat FC in the first Pune derby. On 28 September 2013 it was announced that Lalrempuia had been selected into the 23-man squad for the India U19 side during the 2014 AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers, he made his international debut for the country at the u19 level in India's first match of qualifiers against Qatar U20 on 4 October 2013. He started the match and lasted the full 90 minutes as India lost 2–0; as of 15 March 2018 Pune Football Club Profile