click links in text for more info

Lana Condor

Lana Therese Condor is a Vietnamese-American actress and dancer. She is best known for her role as Lara Jean Covey in the To All the Boys I've Loved Before film series and Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse, she portrays Koyomi K. in the science fiction film Alita: Battle Angel, starred as Saya Kuroki in the television series Deadly Class. Condor was born in Vietnam, she was raised in an orphanage in Cần Thơ, before being adopted by American parents Mary Carol and Bob Condor in Chicago, Illinois on October 6, 1997. Condor has an adoptive brother, Arthur. Condor's name at birth was Tran Dong Lan, but she was baptized Lana Therese Condor after her adoption. Bob Condor is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and the former Vice President of Yahoo! Sports. Condor and her family lived in Whidbey Island and New York City. Condor studied ballet as a child, training with the Joffrey Ballet, The Rock School for Dance Education, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, she continued dancing with the Los Angeles Ballet, trained at The Groundlings in improvisational theatre.

Condor took acting classes at the New York Film Academy and Yale Summer Conservatory for Actors, in 2014, was a theatre scholar at the California State Summer School for the Arts. As a high school freshman, Condor was educated at the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City. In 2015, she graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles. In 2016, Condor earned acceptance to Loyola Marymount University. Condor made her acting debut as the mutant Jubilation Lee / Jubilee in Bryan Singer's 2016 superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse; that same year, she appeared in Peter Berg's drama film Patriots Day, depicting the events and aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. In 2017, Condor co-starred in the romantic thriller film High School Lover, alongside James Franco and Julia Jones, which premiered on Lifetime. Condor gained worldwide fame in 2018 for portraying the lead role of Lara Jean Covey in Netflix's romantic drama film To All the Boys I've Loved Before, directed by Susan Johnson and based on Jenny Han's young adult novel of the same name.

In 2019, Condor portrayed the assassin Saya Kuroki in Syfy's action drama series Deadly Class, based on the Rick Remender comic book series of the same name. In the same year, she appeared as Koyomi K. in Robert Rodriguez's science fiction film Alita: Battle Angel, produced by James Cameron and based on the graphic novel series by Yukito Kishiro. Following this, Condor voiced the character of Kaoru in the Netflix stop-motion animated series Rilakkuma and Kaoru, she co-starred in the 2019 coming-of-age romantic comedy Summer Night, directed by Joseph Cross. In 2020, Condor reprised her role as Lara Jean Covey in To All the Boys: P. S. I Still Love You, she has been cast alongside Brianna Hildebrand in the Marianna Palka-directed comedy Girls Night. Lana Condor on IMDb Lana Condor on Twitter Lana Condor at Rotten Tomatoes Lana Condor at AllMovie

Pretoria Regiment

The Pretoria Regiment / Pretoria Armoured Regiment is an armoured regiment of the South African Army. As a reserve unit, it has a status equivalent to that of a British Army Reserve or United States Army National Guard unit; the Regiment is stationed in Pretoria. It is part of the South African Army Armour Formation; the regiment was formed in Pretoria on 1 July 1913 as the 12th Infantry – a unit of the Active Citizen Force – by the amalgamation of several units: the Pretoria Company of the Transvaal Scottish, the Central South African Railway Volunteers, the Northern Mounted Rifles and the Pretoria detachment of the Transvaal Cycle and Motor Corps. The Regiment landed from the sea and served in German South West Africa at Aus and Tschaukaib in the south, they were part of the advance on Tsumeb in July 1915. The regiment prevented a force of armed strikers from damaging the Pretoria-Germiston Railway line in May 1922. In 1928, it was renamed The Pretoria Regiment. On 24 October 1930 it was once again renamed, to The Pretoria Regiment after Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone.

The Regiment became bilingual with the addition of a 2nd Battalion staffed predominantly by Afrikaners. During World War II, the Regiment was converted to an armoured formation attached to the 11th South African Armoured Brigade, South African 6th Armoured Division; the unit was demobilised after the war, in 1946 it was re-organised as a part-time force, consisting of two separate regiment-sized formations. These were re-integrated in 1954. After the establishment of the Republic of South Africa in 1961, the unit was again renamed The Pretoria Regiment by the South African Defence Force. In the 1960s, recruits were trained on the new Eland armoured cars; the regiment assisted in the development of the Olifant MBT. The regiment was placed under the command of the 8th Armoured Division in this period; the regiment saw service in the Border War in operations such as Operation Prone. One squadron of the regiments tanks was attached to 61 Mechanised Battalion Group for operations near Cuito Cuanavale sustaining no personnel or vehicle casualties.

In August 2019 52 units of the Reserve Force had their names to reflect the diversity of the current SANDF. This unit had its name changed to the Pretoria Armoured Regiment. Badges: An impala on a mountain representing the Magaliesberg range to north of Pretoria, with in the foreground some succulents. Beneath the impala and the mountain is a ribbon bearing the regiment's motto, Nulli Secundus; this motto was granted to the regiment by the Prime Minister Louis Botha after the 1914 – 1915 campaign. An unusual backing appeared on the regiment's cap badge around 1945 when it was associated with a British unit, the 24th Guards Brigade, when they were both part of the 6th South African Armoured Division; the two units had fought side by side on the Italian Front and ended their association by celebrating their co operation. The two wings are therefore those depicted on the Guards Brigade arm patch; the regiment has been allied with The Royal Welsh Fusiliers since 1995. 8th South African Armoured Division 81 Armoured Brigade United KingdomThe Royal Welsh During the Second World War, the sole Class 21 2-10-4 Texas type locomotive of the South African Railways was used to haul long and heavy military trains, troop trains and sometimes Italian prisoners-of-war to the military unit and prisoner-of-war camp at Sonderwater near Cullinan.

In the process it was made the official mascot of the oldest military unit in Pretoria, the Pretoria Regiment. The Class 21 was the only SAR locomotive to be honoured in this way by the armed forces

Federico Lacroze (Buenos Aires Underground)

Federico Lacroze is an underground station on Line B of the Buenos Aires Underground named after the Argentine railway entrepreneur, located at the intersection of Corrientes and Federico Lacroze avenues in the Chacarita neighbourhood and near the La Chacarita Cemetery. The station was opened on 17 October 1930 as the western terminus of the extension of the line from Federico Lacroze to Callao, it was a terminal station of line B from its inauguration and the inauguration of the extension to the Incas station on 9 August 2003. This station has connection to Federico Lacroze railway station, the central station of the General Urquiza Railway and terminus of the Urquiza Line suburban electric commuter line operated by the underground operator Metrovías; the underground station was intended to be the central terminal for Federico Lacroze's Buenos Aires Central Railway, however years when construction of Line B began, it became an underground station. When the Federico Lacroze railway station was built, the Urquiza Line and General Urquiza Railway were moved permanently above ground.

La Chacarita Cemetery Federico Lacroze railway station Subterráneos de Buenos Aires Federico Lacroze Underground Station

Loaf (album)

Loaf is the first live album release by the jam band moe. Recorded live at The Wetlands Preserve in New York City, New York on November 24 and 25 1995. 2,000 copies were released. It is out of print. "Moth" — 6:55 "Rebubula" — 13:13 "Al's Ticket Spiel" — 0:17 "32 Things" — 9:27 "Buster" — 9:40 "Newt Slander" — 0:29 "Meat" — 14:05 "Seat of My Pants" — 8:52 moe. Rob Derhak - bass, vocals, producer Chuck Garvey - guitar, vocals, producer Al Schnier - guitar, vocals, producer Mike Strazza - drumsProduction: Brendan O'Neil - engineer, mixing moe.'s website

Aline Charigot

Aline Charigot was a model for Auguste Renoir and became his wife while continuing to model for him and caring for him when he became disabled. She is pictured in many of his paintings over many years, most famously in the early 1880s Luncheon of the Boating Party, Blonde Bather, they had three children together, two of whom and Jean, went on to have distinguished careers in film, the third, became a ceramic artist. Pierre had a son Claude, she predeceased her elderly husband. Aline Victorine Charigot was born on 23 May 1859 to a farming family who cultivated grapes in Essoyes in the department of Aube, France; when she was still a baby her father went to America and her mother moved away leaving Aline to be looked after by her aunt and uncle. She received little education. In 1874 she followed her mother to Montmartre, where she worked as a dressmaker. In about 1880 she met Auguste Renoir, when she was twenty and he nearly forty, started modelling for him, she gave birth to their first son, Pierre, in 1885 and they married in Paris on 14 April 1890.

They had two other sons, Jean born 1894 and Claude born 1901. From 1888 the couple spent progressively more time living in Essoyes, buying a house there in 1896. In 1903 they moved to Cagnes-sur-Mer, building a new house there, Les Collettes, between 1905 and 1909. Pierre became a prominent film actor. Pierre had a son Claude. After Claude's birth she hid this from her husband. Pierre and Jean were drafted into the army in World War I and both were injured, Jean badly so. Aline died from a heart attack in Nice on 27 June 1915 after a hospital visit to Jean so predeceasing her elderly and disabled husband by four years, she was buried in the south of France and her remains were moved to Essoyes to be alongside her mother. Charigot had a love of the arts – she played the piano and decorated her bedroom with paintings by Johan Jongkind. According to Ambroise Vollard, in 1907 she designed and managed the building of the Renoirs' new villa at Cagnes-sur-Mer, she took care of her children as they grew up and supervised their various nannies and maids, notable amongst whom was her cousin Gabrielle Renard.

This became important as Renoir's rheumatoid arthritis became severe as he aged. She had become comfortably plump from quite a young age. Renoir's biographer, Barbara White, describes the appearance of the model in the 1881 Blonde Bather as "rotund" and the 1885 and 1886 portraits being of a curvaceous woman. Charigot modelled for Renoir's paintings and drawings over a long period from 1880 to 1915, she only sat for three portraits by her husband but she appeared in many of his subject paintings. In the 1880s she was Renoir's main model for the period in which he changed his manner of figure painting towards an "Ingresque" style. After her death Renoir made a terracotta sculpture of Aline as a maquette for a monument for her grave; because of his arthritis he supervised the sculptor Richard Guino in doing the modelling, based in his 1885 painting of her nursing their first child. The monument was never created but the work was used as a basis for a bronze bust placed by her grave; this list includes Renoir's main works including Aline Charigot.

Some paintings have been done in several similar versions – in these cases a representative one has been chosen. Media related to Aline Charigot at Wikimedia Commons


Buccinum is a genus of medium-sized sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks. Snails in this genus are called whelks, a name shared with several related and unrelated species; the common whelk Buccinum undatum is the most common representative of the genus in the northern Atlantic Ocean. The shell is ovate-conical and elongated; the spire is pointed. The aperture is oblong with a deep notch anteriorly and without a siphonal canal; the columella is plain, not flattened, swollen above, covered with a wide and flattened calcareous callosity, of more diaphanous substance. There sometimes exists a fold at the base of the columella; the outer lip is plain, quite thin, sometimes recurved, forming a margin on the exterior. The thin, horny operculum is concentrically striate; the soft body is spiral. The foot always considerable and subelliptical, it is two-lobed before, emarginated behind, bearing an operculum. The mantle forms a thin-edged flap over the branchial cavity.

It is provided with a branchial siphon, thick long and dorsal, issuing from the emargination at the base of the shell. The head is rather thick, furnished with two conical, depressed tentacles supporting the eyes upon the outer side; the mouth is provided with a retractile trunk, armed with minute teeth. The radula acts as a rasp; the sexes are separate. The love dart of the male is considerable, without an exterior furrow at its base. All animals are scavengers, feeding on dead or damaged marine animals, they are provided with a cylindrical trunk, susceptible of being much elongated or of being concealed within the body. This trunk is armed at its extremity with beaks, which enable the animal to pierce the shell of other molluscs and crustaceans, upon which it preys; the sexes are separate. The shells of the males are smaller, less inflated than those of the females; the males are provided with a large love dart, i.e. an exciting appendage, which, in a state of repose, is situated under the right edge of the mantle.

The eggs are united together. They are sometimes driven and transported by the waves to distances far removed from the places where they had been deposited; the whelks are met with in all seas upon rocks, where they occur in large numbers. The warmest climates furnish the species most brilliant in coloring; some species serve for food to the inhabitants of many countries upon the shores of the English Channel and the North Sea. Species in the genus Buccinum include: This is a long list because all species resembling a Buccinum were categorized in this genus. Most of them have become synonyms in the course of time. Ida Shepard Oldroyd, The marine shells of the west coast of North America, Volume 2, Deel 1, p. 252