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Motion Picture Association of America film rating system

The Motion Picture Association of America film rating system is used in the United States and its territories to rate a film's suitability for certain audiences based on its content. The MPAA rating system is a voluntary scheme, not enforced by law. Non-members of MPAA may submit films for rating. Other media, such as television programs and video games, are rated by other entities such as the TV Parental Guidelines, the RIAA and the ESRB, respectively. Introduced in 1968, the MPAA rating system is one of various motion picture rating systems that are used to help parents decide what films are appropriate for their children, it is administered by the Classification & Ratings Administration, an independent division of the MPAA. The MPAA film ratings are as follows: In 2013, the MPAA ratings were visually redesigned, with the rating displayed on a left panel and the name of the rating shown above it. A larger panel on the right provides a more detailed description of the film's content and an explanation of the rating level is placed on a horizontal bar at the bottom of the rating.

If a film has not been submitted for a rating or is an uncut version of a film, submitted, the labels Not Rated or Unrated are used. Uncut/extended versions of films that are labeled "Unrated" contain warnings saying that the uncut version of the film contains content that differs from the theatrical release and might not be suitable for minors. If a film has not yet been assigned a final rating, the label This Film Is Not Yet Rated is used in trailers and television commercials; the MPAA rates film trailers, print advertising and other media used to promote a film. The MPAA mandates that theatrical trailers be no longer than thirty seconds; each major studio is given one exception to this rule per year. Internet or home-video trailers have no time restrictions. Rating cards appear at the head of trailers in the United States which indicate how the trailer adheres to the MPAA's standards. Green band: When the trailer accompanies another rated feature, the wording on the green title card states, as of May 2013, "The following preview has been approved to accompany this feature."

For trailers hosted on the Internet, the wording is tweaked to "The following preview has been approved for appropriate audiences." Until April 2009, these cards indicated that they had been approved for "all audiences" and included the film's MPAA rating. This signified that the trailer adheres to the standards for motion picture advertising outlined by the MPAA, which include limitations on foul language and violent, sexual, or otherwise objectionable imagery. In April 2009, the MPAA began to permit the green band language to say that a trailer had been approved for "appropriate" audiences, meaning that the material would be appropriate for audiences in theaters, based on the content of the film they had come to see. In May 2013, the MPAA changed the trailer approval band from "for appropriate audiences" to "to accompany this feature", but only when accompanying a feature film; the font and style of the text on the graphic bands was changed at the time the green band was revised in 2013. Yellow band: A yellow title card, introduced around 2007, exists to indicate trailers with restricted content that are hosted on the Internet, with the wording stipulating "The following preview has been approved only for age-appropriate Internet users."

The MPAA defines "age-appropriate Internet users" as visitors to sites either frequented by adults or accessible only between 9:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m.. The yellow card is reserved for trailers previewing films rated stronger. Although official, this practice appears to have never been widespread. However, yellow band trailers are created, a notable example being the trailer for Rob Zombie's Halloween. Red band: A red title card is issued to trailers which do not adhere to the MPAA's guidelines, it indicates that the trailer is approved for only "restricted" or "mature" audiences, when it accompanies another feature, the wording states "The following restricted preview has been approved to accompany this feature only." For trailers hosted on the Internet, the wording is tweaked to "The following restricted preview has been approved for appropriate audiences." The red title card is reserved for trailers previewing R and NC-17 rated films: these trailers may include nudity, profanity, or other material deemed inappropriate for children.

These trailers may only be shown theatrically before R-rated, unrated movies. Trailers hosted on the Internet carrying a red title card require viewers to pass an age verification test which entails users aged 17 and older to match their names, ZIP Codes to public records on file. However, many YouTube channels which exist to syndicate film and television trailers do not have this check, release these trailers without any type of restriction, to some criticism from groups such as Common Sense Media. Jack Valenti, who had become president of the Motion Picture Association of America in May 1966, deemed the Motion Picture Production Code – in place since 1930 and rigorously enforced since 1934 – as out of date and bearing "the odious smell of censorship". Filmmakers were pushing at the boundaries of the Code with some going as far as filing lawsuits against the Hays Code by invoking the First Amendment, Valenti cited examples such as Who's

Nandor Glid

Nandor Glid was a Yugoslav sculptor, best known for designing the memorial sculpture at the Dachau concentration camp. Glid was a Holocaust survivor, a forced laborer and partisan during the war and whose father and most of his family were murdered in Auschwitz. From 1985 to 1989 he was Rector of the University of Arts in Belgrade. After the war, he created a number of monuments memorializing Holocaust victims, including the memorial at the Mauthausen concentration camp and the Dachau concentration camp, for which he won the international competition for the memorial sculpture in 1967. In 1990, the city of Belgrade and the local Jewish community dedicated a memorial sculpture, Menora u plamenu in the Dorćol quarter, the Jewish quarter of Belgrade; the sculpture commemorates over 10,000 Serbian Jews, the vast majority from Belgrade, who were murdered by SS and Wehrmacht army units or deported to concentration camps during the Holocaust in Serbia. In 1997, Glid began a sculpture for the Holocaust memorial to the Jews of Salonika, a variation on the Menorah in Flames, but he died before it was finished.

His sons completed it after his death and it was subsequently unveiled in Thessaloniki, Greece

Tina Weymouth

Martina Michèle Weymouth is an American musician, singer and author, best known as a founding member and bassist of the new wave group Talking Heads and its side project Tom Tom Club, which she co-founded with husband and Talking Heads drummer, Chris Frantz. In 2002, Weymouth was inducted into the Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Talking Heads. Born in Coronado, Weymouth is the daughter of Laura Bouchage and retired US Navy Vice Admiral Ralph Weymouth, she has seven siblings, including Lani and Laura Weymouth, who are collaborators in Weymouth's band Tom Tom Club, architect Yann Weymouth, the designer of the Salvador Dalí Museum. Weymouth is of French heritage on her mother's side. At the age of 12, she joined The Potomac English Hand Bell Ringers, an amateur music group directed by Nancy Tufts, toured with them. At 14, she started to teach herself the guitar; as a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, she met Chris Frantz and David Byrne who formed a band and were searching for a bass guitar player.

She joined them at Frantz's request, began learning and playing bass. As a bass player she combined the minimalist art-punk bass lines of groups such as Wire and Pere Ubu with danceable, funk-inflected riffs to provide the bedrock of Talking Heads signature sound, her sound is very syncopated in feel, combining low fundamental notes with higher flourishes in clipped, staccato rhythms. Full members of the Compass Point All Stars and Frantz formed the Tom Tom Club in 1980, which kept them busy during a long hiatus in Talking Heads activity; when it became obvious that Talking Heads frontman David Byrne had no interest in another Talking Heads album, Weymouth and Jerry Harrison reunited without him for a single album called No Talking, Just Head under the name "The Heads" in 1996, featuring a rotating cast of vocalists. Weymouth has been critical of Byrne, describing him as "a man incapable of returning friendship." She co-produced the Happy Mondays' 1992 album Yes Please! and has contributed backing vocals and percussion for the alternative rock virtual band Gorillaz on their track "19-2000."

Weymouth was a judge for the second annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers. She collaborated with Chicks on Speed on their cover of the Tom Tom Club's "Wordy Rappinghood" for their album 99 Cents in 2003 along with other female musicians such as Miss Kittin, Kevin Blechdom, Le Tigre, Adult.'s Nicola Kuperus. "Wordy Rappinghood" became a moderate dance hit in Europe, peaking at number two in the Dutch Top 40, number five on the Belgian Dance Chart, at number seven on the UK Singles Chart. Weymouth and Chris Frantz have been married since 1977, they live in Fairfield and have two sons. Her niece, Katharine Weymouth, served as publisher of The Washington Post. Höfner 500/2 Club Bass – Two pickup with single-cutaway hollowbody, purchased in 1978 Veillette-Citron Standard 4 String – Neck Through, teal green Fender Mustang Bass – Used in early Talking Heads performances Gibson Les Paul Triumph Bass - used in early Talking Heads performances Fender Jazz Bass – Used for Tom Tom Club live performances Steinberger L-Series Bass – Seen during Little Creatures period Fender Swinger – Seen in Stop Making Sense during the performance of "This Must Be the Place" Chapman Stick Tom Tom Club

Professor Dinkan

Professor Dinkan 3D is an upcoming Malayalam 3D fantasy comedy film directed by ace cinematographer Ramachandra Babu, starring Dileep and Namitha Pramod in the lead roles. The movie is penned by Rafi; the movie has Dileep playing a magician. The subsequent story revolves around his efforts to set things right; the movie is planned to be a 3D film with K. P. Nambiathiri as the stereographer. Dileep as Deepankuran Namitha Pramod Vishnu Unnikrishnan Aju Varghese Suraj Venjaramoodu Hareesh Perumanna Vishnu Govind Rafi Srinda Arhaan Kailash Kochu Preman Anish cyrus Professor Dinkan on IMDb

Vermont Distinguished Service Medal

The Vermont Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to U. S. veterans from Vermont who served in a combat theater. The medal was established in 1999, but is retroactively available to veterans of prior military service; the Vermont Distinguished Service Medal is a state award, presented by the Vermont Department of Veterans Affairs. U. S. military active duty regulations allow their members to accept but not wear state awards. In addition, activated National Guard members may not wear their state awards while serving in Title 10 status. Must have been a Vermont resident. Received an honorable discharge, unless died prior to separation. Must have served in a combat theater. Following is the blazon narrative describing the Vermont Veterans Medal: The ribbons of the Vermont medals for veterans contain the four primary colors of the Coat of arms of Vermont: red, yellow and green; the alternating red and yellow at the center of the ribbon loosely parallels the design and colors of the National Defense Service Medal, presented to military members with service during a time of conflict.

Field of azure blue encompasses the red and yellow, symbolizing the honor of military service. Next, fields of green represent Vermont, the Green Mountain State, which reminds us that service to our nation is service to the citizens of our state; the edges of this ribbon are bordered in yellow. In the Vermont Coat of Arms, bundles of wheat are shown in yellow. In this ribbon, they represent; the medal is cast in silver, with the Coat of arms of Vermont on the obverse and the Great Seal of Vermont on the reverse. Across the top is inscribed “Vermont National Defense,” uniting the interests of our state with our nation; the year “1777” is inscribed at the bottom, indicating the year of the Battle of Bennington where Vermonters first took arms to defend their state in war, the year of the founding of the Vermont Republic. "Recognition for Your Service!". State of Vermont’s Office of Veterans Affairs. June 17, 2008. "Vermont Medal Application". State Veterans Affairs. November 6, 2008. "2005 Vermont Code - § 1546.

Vermont veterans' medal". Justia.com. "2005 Vermont Code - § 1545. Vermont distinguished service medals". Justia.com

Cedar Lake (Kenora District)

Cedar Lake is lake in the Nelson River/Hudson Bay drainage basins in Unorganized Kenora District in northwestern Ontario, Canada. The lake is irregularly-shaped with several large arms, it extends about 12 kilometres 12.5 kilometres north-south. The primary inflow is an unnamed tributary at the south from Double Lake, the primary outflow is the Cedar River at the north to Church Lake; the Cedar River flows via Winnipeg River and Nelson River to Hudson Bay. The unincorporated place and former settlement of Camp Robinson is located on the west arm of the lake, Ontario Highway 105 runs on the west side of the lake. List of lakes in Ontario