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Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristine Tsuya "Kristi" Yamaguchi is an American former figure skater. In ladies' singles, Yamaguchi is the 1992 Olympic champion, a two-time World champion, the 1992 U. S. champion. As a pairs skater with Rudy Galindo, she is the 1988 World Junior champion and a two-time national champion. In December 2005, she was inducted into the U. S. Olympic Hall of Fame. In 2008, Yamaguchi became the celebrity champion in the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars. Yamaguchi was born on July 12, 1971, in Hayward, California, to Jim Yamaguchi, a dentist, Carole, a medical secretary. Yamaguchi is Sansei, her paternal grandparents and maternal great-grandparents emigrated to the United States from Japan, originating from Wakayama Prefecture and Saga Prefecture. Yamaguchi's grandparents were sent to an internment camp during World War II, where her mother was born, her maternal grandfather, George A. Doi, was in the U. S. Army and fought in Germany and France during World War II during the time his family was interned at the Heart Mountain and Amache camps.

Research done in 2010 by Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for the PBS series Faces of America showed that Yamaguchi's heritage can be traced back to Wakayama and Saga prefectures in Japan and that her paternal grandfather, Tatsuichi Yamaguchi, emigrated to Hawaii in 1899. Yamaguchi and her siblings and Lori, grew up in Fremont, California. In order to accommodate her training schedule, Yamaguchi was home-schooled for her first two years of high school, but attended Mission San Jose High School for her junior and senior years, where she graduated. Yamaguchi began skating and taking ballet lessons, as a child, as physical therapy for her club feet. With Rudy Galindo she won the junior title at the U. S. championships in 1986. Two years Yamaguchi won the singles and, with Galindo, the pairs titles at the 1988 World Junior Championships. In 1989 Yamaguchi and Galindo won the senior pairs title at the U. S. Championships, they won the title again in 1990. As a pairs team and Galindo were unusual in that they were both accomplished singles skaters, which allowed them to perform difficult elements like side by side triple flip jumps, which are still more difficult than side by side jumps performed by current top international pairs teams.

They jumped and spun in opposite directions, Yamaguchi counter-clockwise, Galindo clockwise, which gave them an unusual look on the ice. In 1990, Yamaguchi decided to focus on singles. Galindo went on to have a successful singles career as well, winning the 1996 U. S. championships and the 1996 World bronze medal. Yamaguchi won her first major international gold medal in figure skating at the 1990 Goodwill Games. In 1991, Yamaguchi moved to Edmonton, Alberta, to train with coach Christy Ness. There, she took psychology courses at the University of Alberta; the same year Yamaguchi placed second to Tonya Harding at the U. S. championships, her third consecutive silver medal at Nationals. The following month in Munich, Yamaguchi won the 1991 World Championships; that year, the American ladies team, consisting of Yamaguchi and Nancy Kerrigan, became the only national ladies team to have its members sweep the Worlds podium. In 1992, Yamaguchi won her first U. S. title and gained a spot to the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.

Joining her on the U. S. team were again Kerrigan and Harding. While competitors Harding and Japan’s Midori Ito were landing the difficult triple axel jump in competition, Yamaguchi instead focused on her artistry and her triple-triple combinations in hopes of becoming a more well-rounded skater. Both Harding and Ito fell on their triple axels at the Olympics, allowing Yamaguchi to win the gold, despite errors in her free program, including putting a hand to the ice on a triple loop and a double salchow instead of a planned triple. Yamaguchi went on to defend her World title that same year. Yamaguchi turned professional after the 1991–92 competitive season, she toured for many years with Stars on Ice and participated in the pro competition circuit. In 1996, Yamaguchi established the Always Dream Foundation for children; the goal of the foundation is to provide funding for after school programs, back-to-school clothes for underprivileged children, summer camps for kids with disabilities. Commenting in 2009, she explained her inspiration for the project: "I was inspired by the Make-A-Wish foundation to make a positive difference in children’s lives.

We’ve been helping out various children’s organizations, rewarding. Our latest project is a playground designed so that kids of all abilities can play side by side. That’s our focus now."Currently her Always Dream Foundation is focused on early childhood literacy with a statement of "Empowering Children to reach their dreams through education and inspiration." ADF has partnered with "Raising a Reader" to launch a reading program in schools throughout California and nationwide. The foundation is providing a language arts program "Footsteps to Brilliance" to kindergarten and first grade. Both programs integrate innovative technology into the classrooms. Yamaguchi is the author of Always Dream, Pure Gold, Figure Skating for Dummies. In 2011, she published an award-winning children's book, Dream Big, Little Pig, #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, received the Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award. A sequel

Steve Wooldridge

Stephen Joseph "Steve" Wooldridge is an English former footballer who played as a full-back in the Football League for Plymouth Argyle on loan from Crystal Palace, Colchester United. Born in Chiswick, Wooldridge signed professional terms at Selhurst Park in July 1967 but failed to progress to the first-team, he was loaned out to Plymouth Argyle in the 1970–71 season where he made 20 Football League appearances. Wooldridge was brought to Colchester United by manager Dick Graham in the summer of 1972, but after making his debut on the opening day of the season in a 1–0 win against Hereford United, he featured on just two further occasions for the club following the resignation of manager Graham, he made his final appearance for the club on 20 September 1972 in a 1–0 away defeat at Southport before being loaned out to Folkestone in November, signing permanently just before Christmas

Madonna and Child with a Man

Madonna and Child with a Man or Madonna and Child with a Male Figure is an oil painting on panel of c. 1503–04 by Bramantino in the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, which it entered in 1896. The painting had been in the collection of cardinal Cesare Monti, left to the Archdiocese of Milan in 1650, its previous provenance is unknown, though its small dimensions suggest that it was intended for private devotion. X-ray examination of the work has shown that the male figure to the left was repainted from Saint Joseph into a portrait of the artist's most important patron Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, by comparison with the portrait on Trivulzio's sarcophagus in the Trivulzio Chapel in the church of San Nazaro in Brolo

Assonet, Massachusetts

Assonet is one of two villages in the town of Freetown, Massachusetts in Bristol County, United States. An original part of the town, Assonet was settled in 1659 along with the city of Fall River a part of Freetown, it rests on the banks of the Assonet River. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 4,084; as of the 2014 census the village had a total estimated population of 9,093. Assonet was first settled in 1659, shortly after the completion of Ye Freemen's Purchase, it was part of the Plymouth Colony until the 1691 merger with the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The word comes from the local Wampanoag Indians, who had a settlement in the area, has two meanings: "place of rocks" and "song of praise"; those meanings are traditional, but the former can be segmented as: assun-etwhere hassun or assin, a word used by southern New England Algonquian, means "stone". The -et is a locative suffix: "at the place of the stone"; the entire region was sold to the English in 1659 by the Wampanoags, due to the Algonquian mobile way of life and the splitting and recombining of social units, the Nipmucs may have been subject to or at the time part of the Wampanoags.

The English settlement remained for many years a small fishing and farming village, growing to be Freetown's more industrious side by the end of the 18th century. By the end of the 19th century, Assonet had begun to return to its origins, having less and less industry in town. At the beginning of the 21st century, the village has once again begun to expand rapidly. Assonet was settled on April 2, 1659, but a string of wars between English settlers and the local Wampanoag Indians, including King Philip's War, prevented much permanent settlement until later. History shows the area existed as a proprietary settlement as early as 1680, in 1683 Assonet and Fall River were incorporated as the Town of Freetown, named as such because its settlers were Freemen; the earliest records of the town, from 1680-1685, have been lost. Since records have been kept and maintained to trace back the town's legacy. Little development occurred after the incorporation of the town, other than the construction of houses and smaller businesses.

Assonet became a prominent commercial fishing port in Southeastern Massachusetts in the 18th century, best known for its trout. Industry had begun to develop, including grist mills, sawmills and a blacksmith's shop; as the century progressed, the villagers began to fall under the same strains as the rest of the colonists. Assonet was far enough east that it avoided many of the problems faced during the French and Indian War, but did feature in the Revolutionary War. Skirmishes were fought in Assonet, the Battle of Freetown was fought on the outskirts of the village in present-day Fall River; the main settled area of the village was known to support the British harboring a general before he fled to Newport, Rhode Island. The white chimneys with black rings on many of the oldest houses are indicative of homes that supported the British; as the 18th century closed and other more prominent buildings began to pop up around the village, including the 1794 construction of Village School the office of a Raynham lawyer.

The 19th century was the most industrious period in the history of Assonet. The village developed with its combination of railroads, its position on the stagecoach and mail routes, its factories; the current Route 79 follows the mail and stagecoach route from Rhode Island to Boston, the Green Dragon Tavern on South Main Street was a popular stopover along the route. The downtown area boasted shipbuilding and was an import/export port, as well as a successful fishing industry; the N. R. Davis Gun Manufactory, located near and on a portion of where Hathaway Park now sits and provided many weapons to Union soldiers during the Civil War. Built was the Crystal Springs Bleachery and Dying Company, which brought millhousing to a small area of the village, employed many from town and neighboring Fall River known for industry. North Church, Town Hall, the Guilford H. Hathaway Library were all constructed in the same small area on Taunton Hill, complimented the Village School nicely; the Town Hall has served as the municipal office building, meeting hall, police station, a variety of other functions.

The second floor a hall, was subdivided into office space in the mid-1970s. The Guilford Hathaway Library served as the town's only library from its construction until the James White Library opened in East Freetown in 1947; the first Post Office in town opened in Assonet in 1811, has operated continuously since first in a razed building on the corner of Elm and North Main Streets in a second razed building, since 1962 at the facility on South Main Street near the former Assonet Star Market. The ZIP Code for Assonet is 02702. In the mid-20th century, Assonet began to remove itself from the commercial/industrial scene. Most of its mills closed following the Second World War; the N. R. Davis Gun Factory burned to the ground in 1925; the former Monument Manufacturing Company on Mill & Locust Sts. was the largest domestic producer of sleeping bags during World War II. In the postwar period, the majority of villagers sought work outside of town, farming came back into common practice; this reverse trend would not last long.

By the 1990s, the village began to develop again as the region was seen as a "great escape" for upperclass B


Dudhola is a village in Palwal tehsil and block of Palwal district of Haryana state in India. Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University is based here at Dudhola. Hindi is main language spoken here. Dudhola is locally governed by the gram panchayat. Dudhola is a main industrial area in the influence zone of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor, Amritsar Delhi Kolkata Industrial Corridor, Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor, Western Dedicated Freight Corridor and Delhi Western Peripheral Expressway in NCR region. Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University was established at Dudhola by the Government of Haryana, via an legislative act of Government of Haryana in 2016, to impart skills training, it is led by the Vice-Chancellor Raj Nehru, Registrar Sunil Gupta

Conspirator (1949 film)

Conspirator is a 1949 American-British film noir suspense/espionage/thriller film, directed by Victor Saville and starring Robert Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor. Based on the 1948 novel Conspirator by Humphrey Slater, the film is about a beautiful eighteen-year-old American woman who meets and falls in love with a British Guards officer who turns out to be a spy for the Soviet Union. After they are married, she discovers his true identity and forces him to choose between his marriage and his ideology; when his Soviet handlers order him to murder his young American wife, he is faced with the ultimate choice. Conspirator was made for distribution by MGM; the film created some controversy over the age difference between Robert Taylor, in his late thirties, Elizabeth Taylor, only sixteen at the time of production. The producers were careful to cut mentions in the film of British traitors during the Second World War, such as John Amery and Norman Baillie-Stewart, out of fear of litigation by their families.

An indirect mention of Baillie-Stewart remained in the film, with him being referred to not by name, but as "that fellow in the Tower". The plot of the film bore some similarities to the case of the Cambridge Spies, including Donald MacLean. Robert Taylor as Major Michael Curragh Elizabeth Taylor as Melinda Greyton Robert Flemyng as Captain Hugh Ladholme Harold Warrender as Colonel Hammerbrook Honor Blackman as Joyce Marjorie Fielding as Aunt Jessica Thora Hird as Broaders Wilfrid Hyde-White as Lord Pennistone Marie Ney as Lady Pennistone Jack Allen as Raglan Helen Haye as Lady Witheringham Cicely Paget-Bowman as Mrs. Hammerbrook Karel Stepanek as Radek Nicholas Bruce as Alek Cyril Smith as Detective Inspector Janette Scott as Coupie, Aunt Jessica's grandchild According to MGM records the film earned $859,000 in the US and Canada and $732,000 overseas, resulting in a loss to the studio of $804,000. Citations Bibliography Conspirator on IMDb Conspirator at the TCM Movie Database Conspirator at AllMovie Conspirator at the American Film Institute Catalog Conspirator at Rotten Tomatoes