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Milhouse Van Houten

Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a recurring character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Pamela Hayden, created by Matt Groening who named the character after President Richard Nixon's middle name. In the series, it is revealed that Milhouse's middle name is "Mussolini." Milhouse is Bart Simpson's best friend in Mrs. Krabappel's fourth grade class at Springfield Elementary School, is insecure and less popular than Bart. Milhouse is led into trouble by Bart, who takes advantage of his friend's naïveté, he is a regular target for school bullies Nelson Muntz and his friends Jimbo Jones, Dolph Starbeam, Kearney Zzyzwicz, he has a crush on Bart's sister, used as a plot element in many episodes. Milhouse is one of the few residents in Springfield with visible, in fact rather thick, eyebrows. Milhouse is of Dutch and Italian descent, based on comments and characters introduced throughout the series, he none of her confidence. He has his father's facial features, as well. Milhouse is bullied by Nelson Muntz, Jimbo Jones, Dolph Starbeam, Kearney Zzyzwicz, to the point that when Bart questions Milhouse by saying "Milhouse!

I thought you had a three o'clock wedgie with Nelson", in the episode "Little Orphan Millie", Milhouse responds "I had to reschedule". They inflict violence upon the geeky Milhouse, who wears thick eyeglasses, without which he cannot see. Although not disliked and having a moderate number of friends among other kids from school aside from Bart himself, Milhouse has made a career of getting victimized, although his overall true antagonists are the schoolyard bullies of Springfield Elementary. In "Sideshow Bob Roberts", Jimbo and Kearney wrapped Milhouse in bumper stickers and placed him in a shopping cart. After Jimbo claimed that "the mummy's ready for his mystical journey!", the bullies pushed the cart with Milhouse down a steep hill. He is harmed and on some occasions is injured by dangerous hazards, e.g. being run over by a train, falling down a waterfall, receiving electrical shocks, having his head polished to bone, having his teeth knocked out by a hockey puck. As a lead character he always survives and recovers with no further mention of any injuries.

He visited a female psychiatrist until she could not deal with his constant calling and blocked his number. On one occasion, Bart got Milhouse placed on the FBI's Most Wanted List though they are friends, tried to lure Milhouse into a cactus. Milhouse is not always subservient to Bart. On another occasion, Bart introduced Milhouse to his girlfriend and had to explain why he and Milhouse are friends, but could not come up with a good answer and admitted it was due to geographical convenience. Bart did admit in "Little Orphan Millie". Homer sometimes makes fun of Milhouse. In "Burns, Baby Burns", Larry, Mr. Burns' son, brings Homer to eat at his house. Mr. Burns was angry and he asks Homer if his son "brings home nitwits and make you talk to them", to which Homer answers "Oh, all the time! Have you heard of this kid Milhouse? He's a little wiener who...", before being interrupted by Burns. In an attempt to purposefully enrage his father, Bart once stated that he felt "a little attracted to Milhouse", sending Homer into a rage.

Bart and Milhouse appear to be the same height but in the episode "Radioactive Man", it is revealed that Milhouse is at least an inch taller than Bart. Milhouse is the butt of a variety of jokes, ranging from being beaten up by Nelson for delivering a love note from Lisa, to having the door slammed in his face while playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey, to having his possible budding homosexuality given away by his school counselor to Homer and Marge by accidentally picking up the wrong folder while discussing Bart, to making him a wanted fugitive, to inadvertently inheriting Bart's dismal permanent record at school through a side deal arranged between Bart, Edna Krabappel and Principal Skinner, which will disqualify Milhouse from "all but the hottest and noisiest jobs", he is fluent in Italian due to visiting his English language–hating maternal grandmother, Sofia, in Tuscany for two weeks every year. She beat him whenever he spoke English, thus he was forced to learn Italian, he began bed-wetting that summer.

He helps Lisa learn Italian, but there is no reference to his Italian background or language skills in any other episode. Milhouse's personality drastically changes when speaking Italian, becoming a suave, confident ladies man popular with Springfield's Italian community in the episode; the show's opening sequence, various scenes of band practice suggests that Milhouse plays a brass or woodwind instrument clarinet or trumpet, but all the Springfield Elementary band members, besides Lisa, are poor musicians. Milhouse is allergic to honey, dairy, holly, the red parts of candy canes and his own tears. Milhouse harbors a crush on Lisa, but they remain close friends, as shown in "Lisa's Date with Density", when she admits she liked Nelson. At the end of that episode, after she has stopped liking Nelson, Milhouse asks Lisa who will be her next crush, his feelings for Lisa have been used in episo

Pranav Misshra

Pranav Misshra is an Internationalactor/ writer, who rose to Stardom with main lead character Prem Singh Rathod in Aisi Deewangi Dekhi Nahi Kahin show on Zee TV. He is known for roles in Kya Huaa Tera Vaada as Ajay Gujral opposite Sargun Mehta, MTV Timeout With Imam, Jodha Akbar as Mirza Hakim Colors Nagin Season 1 as Arjun, MTV Girls on Top as Shekhar, Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki as Nakul Singh Bedi, Albeli Kahani Pyar ki as Geet Gandhi He started his career by doing varied roles in various television shows, he is shown in Colors TV's Internet Wala Love as Karan. He worked for International Production projects. Pranav Misshra did a prominent role in american series. MTV TIME-OUT Pranav Misshra Pranav Misshra on IMDb

Senior Minister

The title "Senior Minister" was a title used in Canada, before "Deputy Prime Minister" was introduced in 1977. Senior Minister is a political office in the Cabinet of Singapore; the holder of this office is a former Prime Minister or former Deputy Prime Minister. S. Rajaratnam was one of the co-founders of the People's Action Party. Upon Independence in 1965, he served as the country's first Minister for Foreign Affairs before being appointed Deputy Prime Minister in 1980, he took on the newly created role of Senior Minister in 1985, before his retirement in 1988. Lee Kuan Yew was the country's first Prime Minister. Upon his handover to Goh Chok Tong in 1990, he was appointed Senior Minister by his successor, he was ranked superseding the country's sitting Deputy PMs. Goh Chok Tong was appointed Senior Minister in 2004, upon his handover to the country's third Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong; as SM, he was ranked second in the order of precedence, while Lee Kuan Yew, appointed Minister Mentor, was third in the order of precedence.

S. Jayakumar relinquished his Deputy Prime Minister role in 2009 and was appointed Senior Minister, retired from politics before the 2011 General Elections. After the election, both former prime ministers Goh Chok Tong and Lee left the cabinet in 2011, but they remained as backbench MPs. Between 21 May 2011 and 1 May 2019, no ministers held the role of Senior Minister until the titular post returned after an eight-year absence, where previous Deputy Prime Ministers Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam relinquishes their portfolios to Minister of Finance Heng Swee Keat in order to take up the Senior Minister post. Prime Minister of Singapore People's Action Party Minister Mentor Minister without portfolio

Pedro JoaquĆ­n Chamorro Cardenal

Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal was a Nicaraguan journalist and publisher. He was the editor of La Prensa, the only significant opposition newspaper to the long rule of the Somoza family, he is a 1977 laureate of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize of the University of Columbia. He married Violeta Barrios de Chamorro who went on to become President of Nicaragua. In 1978, he was shot to death, one of the precipitating events of the overthrow of the Somoza regime the following year. Chamorro was a son of Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Zelaya and wife Margarita Cardenal Argüello and paternal grandson of Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Bolaños and wife Ana María Zelaya Bolaños, he was the maternal grandson of Salvador Cardenal Saborío, wife Isabel Argüello Prado. Both were relatives of 66th President of Nicaragua, his great-grandparents were Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Alfaro, 39th President of Nicaragua, wife María de la Luz Bolaños Bendaña. He had two brothers, Jaime Chamorro Cardenal and Xavier Chamorro Cardenal, two sisters, Ligia Chamorro Cardenal, married to Samuel Barreto Argüello and Ana María Chamorro Cardenal, married to Carlos Holmann Thompson from San Juan del Sur, parents of Eduardo, Verónica, Hugo Martín, Ana Carolina, Bruno and Juan Lorenzo Holmann Chamorro.

Chamorro wrote a letter in 1975 to Somoza: "I am waiting, with a clear conscience, a soul at peace, for the blow you are to deliver." Three years in January 1978, Chamorro was killed by unknown gunmen who pulled up beside him in a car and opened fire with shotguns. Somoza claimed Chamorro was assassinated by Pedro Ramos, a Cuban-American entrepreneur whose business had been attacked by La Prensa. At the time, the Chamorro family and the wealthy opposition held that Somoza had ordered him killed. Ramos took refuge in Miami, he was tried in absentia and found guilty of murder after the revolution, but he never returned to Nicaragua. At his funeral, thousands of people followed the coffin from Managua's Oriental Hospital to the Chamorro family home, taking turns carrying it. Following Chamorro's murder, an estimated 30,000 people rioted in the streets of Managua. Cars were set on fire and several buildings belonging to the Somoza family were attacked. A general strike was called. Outside the capital, unrest flared in a number of cities and towns in areas where National Guardsmen had massacred peasant farmers during the counterinsurgency effort.

The government reintroduced martial law censorship. During 1978, there were seven machine gun attacks and attempted bombings of La Prensa, now under the management of Chamorro's widow, Violeta Barrios de Chamorro. Following Somoza's overthrow, she was a part of the FSLN-based junta from 1979 to 1980, she broke with the FSLN and was elected president of Nicaragua in 1990. Speaking about her husband to the participants of the 1998 IPI World Congress in Moscow, Violeta said: "During his whole life, Pedro Joaquín Chamorro was a tireless fighter for democracy in Nicaragua and against the dictatorship of Somoza; this cost him incarceration, torture and death. He was warned many times that plans existed to assassinate him, yet no threat detained him from fulfilling his mission to impart the truth and preach democracy." They had four children: Claudia Lucía Chamorro Barrios, married to Edmundo Jarquín, a relative of Carlos Alberto Brenes, 64th President of Nicaragua. Claudia was Costa Rica in the 1980s.

She and her family moved to the United States in 1991 to seek medical care when one of her sons was diagnosed with leukemia. Cristiana Chamorro Barrios, married to Antonio Lacayo, leading minister in President Chamorro Barrios' cabinet, a candidate for the Presidency. Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Barrios, married to Martha Lucía Urcuyo, he was a journalist and a politician that ran for mayor of Nicaragua's capital city of Managua. He was a Contra leader who spent time in exile in Costa Rica, while his sister Claudia was ambassador on behalf of the FSLN government. Carlos Fernando Chamorro, head of the official newspaper of the Sandinista Government, Barricada and a women rights activist and independent investigative journalist. Chamorro was fired from Barricada by the FSLN in 1994 for refusing to bow to party censorship. In 2000 he was named one of International Press Institute's 50 World Press Freedom Heroes of the past fifty years. Chamorro

2008 Ms. Olympia

The 2008 Ms. Olympia contest is an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition and part of Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend 2008 was held on September 26, 2008, at the South Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Winchester, Nevada and in the Orleans Arena at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada, it was the 29th Ms. Olympia competition held. Other events at the exhibition include the 212 Olympia Showdown, Mr. Olympia, Fitness Olympia, Figure Olympia contests. 1st $30,000 2nd $18,000 3rd $10,000 4th $7,000 5th $4,000 6th $2,000Total: $71,000 1st - Iris Kyle 2nd - Betty Viana-Adkins 3rd - Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia 4th - Lisa Aukland 5th - Dayana Cadeau 6th - Cathy LeFrançois 7th - Betty Pariso 8th - Mah-Ann Mendoza 9th - Jeannie Paparone 10th - Jennifer Sedia 11th - Nicole Ball 12th - Brenda Raganot 13th - Debbie Bramwell 14th - Heather Armbrust 15th - Rosemary Jennings 16th - Sherry Smith 17th - Klaudia LarsonComparison to previous Olympia results: Same - Iris Kyle +5 - Betty Viana-Adkins Same - Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia Same - Lisa Aukland -3 - Dayana Cadeau -2 - Cathy LeFrançois -1 - Betty Pariso +5 - Mah-Ann Mendoza -2 - Nicole Ball +3 - Brenda Raganot -9 - Heather Armbrust Same - Rosemary Jennings 11th Ms. Olympia attended - Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia 10th Ms. Olympia attended - Iris Kyle 9th Ms. Olympia attended - Dayana Cadeau 7th Ms. Olympia attended - Betty Pariso 4th Ms. Olympia attended - Lisa Aukland and Mah-Ann Mendoza 3rd Ms. Olympia attended - Betty Viana-Adkins, Brenda Raganot, Rosemary Jennings 2nd Ms. Olympia attended - Heather Armbrust, Cathy LeFrançois, Nicole Ball 1st Ms. Olympia attended - Debbie Bramwell, Jeannie Paparone, Jennifer Sedia, Sherry Smith, Klaudia Larson Previous year Olympia attendees who did not attend - Anntoinette Norman, Stephanie Kessler, Tazzie Colomb, Valentina Chepiga, Annie Rivieccio, Sarah Dunlap, Bonnie Priest This was Iris Kyle's 4th overall Olympia win and thus tied her with Kim Chizevsky-Nicholls with the number of overall Olympia wins.

Betty Viana-Adkins placed 2nd this Olympia, the best placing she has had at the Olympia. 2008 Mr. Olympia

Eupatorium hyssopifolium

Eupatorium hyssopifolium known as hyssopleaf thoroughwort, is a fall-blooming herbaceous plant native to North America. Like other members of the genus Eupatorium it has inflorescences containing a large number of small flower heads, each with 5 white disc florets but no ray florets. At 0.5 to one meter tall, it is towards the shorter end of the range of heights found in Eupatorium species. Plants which are classified as E. hyssopifolium can be either diploid or polyploid, some of them seem to have been the result of past hybridizations with Eupatorium serotinum. Hybrids with E. album and E. linearifolium seem to exist. The hybrid E. torreyanum is similar to E. hyssopifolium but is a hybrid of E. serotinum and Eupatorium mohrii. Eupatorium hyssopifolium is found in much of the eastern and south-central United States, from Massachusetts west to Wisconsin, as far south as Texas and Florida, it grows in moist soils. VarietiesEupatorium hyssopifolium var. hyssopifolium - leaves 2–5 mm wide Eupatorium hyssopifolium var. laciniatum A.

Gray - leaves 5–15 mm wide Eupatorium hyssopifolium can be used medicinally. It can be planted near crops to attract beneficial insects. Missouri Plants