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Mary Poppins (film)

Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. The screenplay is based on P. L. Travers's book series Mary Poppins; the film, which combines live-action and animation, stars Julie Andrews in her feature film debut as Mary Poppins, who visits a dysfunctional family in London and employs her unique brand of lifestyle to improve the family's dynamic. Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns are featured in supporting roles; the film was shot at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California using painted London background scenes. Mary Poppins was released on August 1964, to critical acclaim, it received a total of 13 Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture – a record for any film released by Walt Disney Studios – and won five: Best Actress for Andrews, Best Film Editing, Best Original Music Score, Best Visual Effects, Best Original Song for "Chim Chim Cher-ee".

In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally or aesthetically significant". Mary Poppins is considered Walt Disney's crowning live-action achievement, is the only one of his films which earned a Best Picture nomination during his lifetime. A sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, was released on December 19, 2018. In Edwardian London, 1910, Bert entertains a crowd as a one-man band when he senses a change in the wind. Afterwards, he directly addresses the audience and gives them a tour of Cherry Tree Lane, stopping outside the Banks family's home. George Banks returns home to learn from his wife, that Katie Nanna has left their service after their children and Michael, have run away, "For the fourth time this month,", they are returned shortly after by Constable Jones, who reveals the children were chasing a lost kite. The children ask their father to help build a better kite. Taking it upon himself to hire a new nanny, Mr. Banks advertises for a no-nonsense nanny.

To contrast and Michael present their own advertisement for a kinder, sweeter nanny. Winifred tries to keep the peace. Mr. Banks rips up the letter and throws the scraps in the fireplace, but the remains of the advertisement magically float up and out into the air; the next day, a number of elderly, sour-faced nannies wait outside the Banks' home, but a strong gust of wind blows them away, Jane and Michael witness a young nanny descending from the sky using her umbrella. Presenting herself to Mr. Banks, Mary Poppins calmly produces the children's restored advertisement and agrees with its requests but promises the astonished banker she will be firm with his children; as Mr. Banks puzzles over the advertisement's return, Mary Poppins hires herself, she convinces him it was his idea, she meets the children and helps them magically tidy their nursery by snapping, before heading out for a walk in the park. Outside, they meet Bert. While the children ride on a carousel, Mary Poppins and Bert go on a leisurely stroll.

Together, they sing "Jolly Holiday", Bert flirts with Mary Poppins. After the duo meets up with the children, Mary Poppins enchants the carousel horses. Describing her victory, Mary Poppins uses the nonsense word "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." The outing is ended. The next day, the four meet odd Uncle Albert, who has floated up in the air because of his uncontrollable laughter. Afterward, Mr. Banks becomes annoyed by the household's cheery atmosphere, he threatens to fire Mary Poppins, but she manipulates him into taking the children to his workplace, the bank, the next day. Mr. Banks does so, the children meet Mr. Dawes Sr. and his son. Mr. Dawes aggressively urges Michael to invest his tuppence in the bank snatching the coins from Michael. Michael demands them back. Jane and Michael flee the bank, getting lost in the East End until they run into Bert, now working as a chimney sweep, who escorts them home; the three and Mary Poppins venture onto the rooftops, where they have a song-and-dance number with other chimney sweeps, which spills out into the Banks' home.

An enraged Mr. Banks receives a phone call from his employers, he speaks with Bert, Bert tells him he should spend more time with his children before they grow up. Jane and Michael give their father Michael's tuppence in the hope to make amends. Mr. Banks walks through London to the bank, where he is given a humiliating cashiering and is dismissed. Looking to the tuppence for words, he blurts out "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," tells a joke, heads home. Dawes Sr. mulls over the joke and understanding it, floats up into the air, laughing. The next day, the wind changes, meaning Mary Poppins must leave. A happier Mr. Banks is found at home, having fixed his children's kite, takes the family out to fly it. In the park, the Banks family meets Mr. Dawes Jr, who reveals his father died laughing from the joke. Although sorry, Mr. Banks soon becomes happy for him since Mr. Dawes Jr. had never seen his father happier in his life and re-employs Mr. Banks as a junior partner. With her work done

Heather McKillop

Heather Irene McKillop is a Canadian-American archaeologist and Maya scholar, noted in particular for her research into ancient Maya coastal trade routes, littoral archaeology, the long-distance exchange of commodities in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. Since the 2004 discovery of ancient Maya wooden architecture and a wooden canoe paddle preserved in a peat bog below the sea floor, McKillop and her team of LSU students and colleagues have been focused on the discovery, excavation, sediment coring and analyses of the waterlogged remains, she started the DIVA Lab in 2008 to make 3D digital images of the waterlogged wood and other artifacts from the underwater Maya sites—Paynes Creek Salt Works. As of 2016 McKillop is Thomas and Lillian Landrum Alumni Professor in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University. LSU biography AIA Lecturer biography

Pir Sabir Shah

Syed Muhammad Sabir Shah or more as Pir Sabir Shah is a Pakistani politician from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. He served as the 18th Chief Minister of the province from 20 October 1993 to 25 February 1994, he was advisor to Prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif from 1997 to 1999. Pir Sabir Shah hails from a religious family of Syeds settled in Sirikot in Haripur, they are linked to the Qadiri Sufi order. His lineage is traced to Ali in 43 chains through Syed Muhammad Masood and Gesudaraz I, he belongs from Mashwanis. Pir Sabir Shah studied at a school at Sirikot, he completed his bachelor's degree from Government College, Abbottabad earning the Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Peshawar. Pir Sabir Shah won as an independent candidate, he was asked by the Muslim League to join them. A grand jirga was called at Sirikot, they agreed to let him join the Pakistan Muslim League. He won elections in 1990, 1993 and 1997 contesting from his constituency PF-43 of Haripur, he served as the 18th Chief Minister of the province from 20 October 1993 to 25 February 1994