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Nothing but Trouble (1991 film)

Nothing but Trouble is a 1991 American horror comedy film directed by Dan Aykroyd in his directorial debut, written by Aykroyd based on a story by Peter Aykroyd. Chevy Chase and Demi Moore star as yuppies who are taken to court for speeding in the bizarre, financially bankrupt small town of Valkenvania. Dan Aykroyd co-stars as the town's 106-year-old judge, Alvin Valkenheiser, who holds a personal grudge against financiers, John Candy has a supporting role as Valkenheiser's grandson, chief of police Dennis Valkenheiser; the film's tone was compared by critics to films such as Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, as well as The Munsters. The film's humor was described as being derived from gross-out humor. Production commenced in 1990 under the title Git, changed in production to Valkenvania. Subsequently, prior to the film's release, Warner Bros. Trouble; the film was noted for its negative reception, with criticism directed at its humor, screenplay and direction.

Aykroyd would go on to receive a Worst Supporting Actor Razzie at the 12th Golden Raspberry Awards. While hosting a party in his Manhattan penthouse, financial publisher Chris Thorne meets lawyer Diane Lightson and agrees to escort her to consult a client in Atlantic City on the following day. Thorne's clients, obnoxious but wealthy Brazilian siblings Fausto and Renalda Squiriniszu, meet up with them and invite themselves along. Chris takes a detour off of the New Jersey Turnpike ending up in the run-down village of Valkenvania. After running a stop sign and subsequently attempting to escape pursuing officer Dennis Valkenheiser, the group is captured and taken before Dennis's 106-year-old grandfather Judge Alvin Valkenheiser. After Chris offends the judge, the yuppies are locked in a hidden room under the courthouse to be judged the next day, they overhear the judge violently executing a group of convicted drug dealers in a deadly roller coaster nicknamed "Mr. Bonestripper". Chris and the Brazilians attend the judge's dinner, learning that the Judge is holding them there out of revenge for a coal deal which the Valkenheiser family blames for their poverty.

The group attempts an escape. Meanwhile, being chased by Dennis' trigger-happy cousin, Miss Purdah, the Brazilians escape by cutting a deal with Dennis, who decides to escape with them; the Judge holds Chris and Diane hostage, but they escape, get lost through hidden hallways and slides and become separated. Diane makes it out into the property's salvage yard. Earning the creatures' friendship, Diane catches glimpses of Eldona destroying Chris's BMW 733i. Chris sneaks into the Judge's personal quarters but is caught. Valkenheiser punishes him according to house policy. Meanwhile, in the court room, Digital Underground is being held on charges of speeding, but the Judge releases them after being charmed by an impromptu rap performance, he asks them to stay as witnesses for the wedding, which Chris reluctantly goes through with in exchange for his life, but is caught pleading the band to help him escape. The band leaves without understanding him, a furious Alvin sentences Chris to die in "Mr. Bonestripper".

The machine breaks down the instant before Chris is fed into it, he escapes. The Judge nearly kills Diane with another claw contraption, but Chris retrieves her at the last second and the two jump on a freight train back to New York. After the two report their plight to the authorities, the Judge's courthouse is raided by local and state police. Chris and Diane are asked to accompany the officers to the site, only to find out that the officers involved are aware of and in league with the Judge; the couple escapes. Chris and Diane return to New York, but Chris sees the judge on television, brandishing Chris's driver's license, announcing that he and his family plan to move in with his new grandson-in-law in New York causing Chris to comically flee for his life. Entertainment Weekly and Den of Geek described the film as a horror comedy; the Los Angeles Times critic Peter Rainer wrote, "The intention seems to be a slap-happy cross between Psycho and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein". Lou Cedrone, writing for the Baltimore Sun, said that the film "plays like a comedy version of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films."

Candice Russel, writing for the Sun-Sentinel, called Nothing but Trouble a "variation on The Rocky Horror Picture Show". The film's humor was described by critics as deriving from gross-out sketch comedy. Nathan Rabin interpreted the film's plot as " into a fear common among wealthy Manhattan yuppies: that once they leave the cozy confines of the five boroughs, inbred hillbillies will try to kill them for being wealthy Manhattan yuppies." The story was developed after a screening of the 1987 film Hellraiser that producer Robert K. Weiss attended with Dan and Peter Aykroyd. Weiss had a fractured rib and suggested the three attend a film to take his mind off his injury, but that it couldn't be a comedy because it hurt him to laugh, why the Aykroyd brothers chose a horror film. Once the movie started and the three saw the audience laugh

International Conference on Afghanistan, London (2006)

The Afghanistan Compact was the outcome of the London Conference on Afghanistan in 2006. It was the result of consultations of the government of Afghanistan with the United Nations and the international community and established the framework for international cooperation with Afghanistan for the following five years; the Afghanistan Compact is a political commitment of not an actionable treaty. On January 31 and February 1, 2006, 66 states and 15 international organizations participated in the London Conference on Afghanistan, chaired by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan; the government of Afghanistan provided an overview of developments in the country and of its strategies and plans for economic and political development in the following five years. At the end of the conference, the delegates adopted the Afghanistan Compact, a political agreement between the international community and the government of Afghanistan.

The agreement confirms the commitment of both the government of Afghanistan and the international community to cooperate in creating conditions allowing the people of Afghanistan to live in peace and security under the rule of law, with a strong government which protects human rights and supports economic and social development in the country. The compact followed the formal conclusion of the Bonn process, which had launched the reconstruction process in 2001 and reached its goal in the parliamentary and provincial elections in 2005, it serves as a basis for the next stage of reconstruction, to rely more on the country's own institutions. The donor countries and institutions promised to support this process with a total of 10.5 billion US dollars. A professional and ethnically balanced Afghan National Army with up to 70.000 soldiers is to be established and functional by 2010. The police being formed is to provide reliable security at the borders. Reduction of existing mine fields by 70%. Disarmament of all illegal militias by 2007 at the latest.

The government of Afghanistan increases its measures to curb drugs, with the goal of ending the cultivation of opium poppy in Afghanistan and cutting off the supply of raw opium from Afghanistan to hinder the production of and trade in heroin. Government personnel is to be reduced to provide an efficient public administration; the National Action Plan for Women in Afghanistan is to increase women's chances of working in government and public service. The government's revenues are to be nearly doubled to 8% of the gross domestic product by 2010. 66% of households in major urban areas and 25% in rural areas are to be provided with electricity. 50% of households in the capital Kabul and 30% of households in other major urban areas are to have access to piped water. At least 60% of girls and at least 75% of boys are to be enrolled in primary schools. At least 90% of the population are to have access to basic health services; the proportion of people living on less than 1 US dollar a day is to decrease by 3% each year.

The proportion of people who suffer from hunger is to be reduced by 5% each year. A Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board, co-chaired by a senior Afghan official and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan, ensures implementation and monitoring of the steps of this five-year plan. Aga Khan Foundation Asian Development Bank European Commission European Union Islamic Development Bank International Monetary Fund North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Organisation of the Islamic Conference United Nations World Bank Argentina Chile Croatia Cyprus Estonia Ireland Latvia Macedonia Malta Oman Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Singapore Slovakia Slovenia International Conference on Afghanistan London 2010 List of international conferences on Afghanistan Politics of Afghanistan Afghanistan Compact

1912 Carlisle Indians football team

The 1912 Carlisle Indians football team represented the Carlisle Indians football team of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School during the 1912 college football season. The Indians were coached by Pop Warner in his 11th year as head coach.. The team compiled a record of 12–1–1, outscored opponents 454 to 120, leading the nation in scoring, it featured the Hall of Famers Jim Thorpe, Joe Guyon, Gus Welch. Dwight D. Eisenhower was a halfback on the Army team defeated by Carlisle; the 1912 season included many rule changes such as the 6-point touchdown. The first six-point touchdowns were registered in Carlisle's 50–7 win over Albright College on September 21

Art Academy of Cincinnati

The Art Academy of Cincinnati is a private college of art and design in Cincinnati, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. It was founded as the McMicken School of Design in 1869, was a department of the University of Cincinnati, in 1887, became the Art Academy of Cincinnati, the museum school of the Cincinnati Art Museum. In 1998, the Art Academy of Cincinnati separated from the museum and became an independent college of art and design. Degrees granted are the Associate of Science in Graphic Design; the Art Academy moved into its current facility at 1212 Jackson St. in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in the fall of 2005. This move has been pivotal in the Over-the-Rhine renovation as an arts district; the new facility provides 24-hour access for students with around the clock security. Students are guaranteed studio spaces in Junior and Senior years; the 12th and Jackson St. building has an open air atrium, connecting two separate buildings, enlarged classroom spaces, computer labs, a student commons area, lecture hall, Learning Services Center.

In 2008, the Art Academy facility received Leadership in Energy and Environment Design Green Building certification by the United States Green Building Council. AAC housing is required for out-of-town Art Academy freshmen at the Academy Housing Facility at the nearby corner of 12th and Vine streets. Spaces are available to local freshmen. Twelve suites for 28 students are available each with equipped kitchens and with washer and dryer. A Resident Advisor is available and lives on the premises. Wilbur G. Adam divided his career between Cincinnati and Chicago and is best known as a portrait painter and for his landscapes of western United States. Josef Albers was a German-born American artist and educator whose work, both in Europe and in the United States, formed the basis of modern art education programs of the twentieth century, he taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1949. Paul Chidlaw was a modern American painter and long-time instructor at the Academy. Chidlaw Gallery is named after him.

Petah Coyne, is installation artist. Jenny Eakin Delony, was educator, she specialized in portraiture, but her subject matter included miniatures, wildlife, still life, genre. Frank Duveneck was an American figure and portrait painter who taught at the Art Academy during the 1890s and became its chairman, he notably fought with the Cincinnati Art Museum administration for students' right to study directly from the live nude model. James Flora idiosyncratic album cover illustrator for RCA Victor and Columbia Records during the 1940s and 1950s, commercial illustrator, fine artist, author/illustrator of seventeen popular children's books Tim Folzenlogen is a contemporary realist painter based in New York City. Daniel Garber was an American landscape painter and member of the art colony at New Hope, Pennsylvania. Marie Bruner Haines and illustrator Charley Harper was a Cincinnati-based American Modernist artist, best known for his stylized wildlife prints and book illustrations. Eli Harvey American sculptor and animalier.

Edna Boies Hopkins American artist of woodblock prints. Louise Lawson, American sculptor. Noel Martin was a nationally recognized graphic designer who revolutionized type and publication standards for American museums, a professor at The Art Academy of Cincinnati, as well as The University of Cincinnati. Lewis Henry Meakin Myra Musselmann-Carr was a sculptor who exhibited at the Armory Show in 1913. Frank Harmon Myers was an American painter, his work includes a variety of topics but he is best known for his seascapes. Thomas Satterwhite Noble was teacher. Elizabeth Nourse Realist and Genre painter based in Paris. Best known for her depictions of peasant women. Roy Cleveland Nuse was a Pennsylvania Impressionist artist and a respected teacher at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Ruthe Katherine Pearlman, Cincinnati-based artist and educator, working with Art Beyond Boundaries from its inception in 2005, Pearlman gallery is named after her. Louis Rebisso sculptor and teacher whose students at CAA included William Jacob Baer, Solon Borglum, Janet Scudder, Mary Chase Perry, Louise Lawson, Eli Harvey.

John Ruthven American artist best known for wildlife paintings. Paul Sawyier was an American impressionist. Joseph Henry Sharp, was one of the six founding members of the Taos Society of Artists. Mary Given Sheerer and instructor affiliated with Newcomb Pottery. Julian Stanczak, is founder of the Op Art movement. Edward Charles Volkert a Cincinnati-based post-impressionist painter, known for his oil and watercolor cattle paintings from the Old Lyme Art Colony. John Ellsworth Weis graduate and faculty member Tom Wesselmann, pop artist of The Great American Nude series of paintings; the college features three public galleries that offer changing art exhibitions, the Pearlman Gallery, the Chidlaw Gallery and the Convergys Gallery. Exhibitions include emerging and professional


Mir-Mahna is a computer game based on the life of Mir Mahna, an Amir of Kharg, Iran who fought against Dutch colonial forces in Iran during the 1740s reign of Nader Shah. Introduced in August 2010 at Gamescom 2010, Mir-Mahna was released in Tehran, Iran in February 2011 and it was supported by Iran Computer and Video Games Foundation. Mir-Mahna is the first Iranian game about the life of a contemporary Iranian hero and the second game after "Garshasp Gorz-e-Serit" to focus on Iranian heroes; the game story line was based on a series of books entitled, "On the Red Marine Roads" by Nader Ebrahimi, an Iranian writer, photographer and actor. By using traditional Iranian music with modern computer motion capture, the game designers sought to introduce Iranian culture and civilization worldwide; this was part of a larger effort by the Iranian government to use computer games to help convey its culture. Mir-Mahna official website Mir-Mahna on Facebook

By Your Side (Hillsong album)

By Your Side is the eighth album in the live praise and worship series of contemporary worship music by Hillsong Church. It was recorded live at the Hills Christian Life Centre building by Darlene Zschech and the Hillsong team; the album reached No. 21 on the Billboard Top Contemporary Christian Albums Chart. By Your Side cover artwork features the title using the font Trajan Pro; the title uses different weights of the font. This album cover shows images of Darlene Zschech and is the first to show Reuben Morgan on the cover; the majority of the songs were written by Reuben Morgan & Darlene Zschech Marty Sampson, Russell Fragar, Raymond Badham, Miriam Webster, Luke Munns & Aran Puddle contributed to songs also. Although this is usual to present time in Hillsong, this was the first time another worship leader other than Darlene Zschech led the song album title, since Marty Samspon led the song By Your Side, the title of the album; this is the first official Hillsong Live Album to feature songs contributed from Hillsong United.

"My Redeemer Lives" and "Your Unfailling Love" were on the Hillsong United album "One". "My Redeemer Lives" - 4:08 "Great in Power" - 3:24 "I Feel Like I'm Falling" - 5:28 "Your Unfailing Love" - 6:27 "Dwelling Places" - 5:05 "What the Lord Has Done in Me" - 4:59 "Sing of Your Great Love" - 8:25 "By Your Side" - 4:47 "In Freedom" - 3:26 "You Said" - 4:33 "Stay" - 8:27 "Eagle's Wings" - 6:29 "Free to Dance" - 4:15 "This Is How We Overcome" - 3:48