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Oliver Hardy

Oliver Norvell Hardy was an American comic actor and one half of Laurel and Hardy, the double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted from 1927 to 1955. He appeared with his comedy partner Stan Laurel in 107 short films, feature films, cameo roles, he was credited with his first film Outwitting Dad in 1914. In most of his silent films before joining producer Hal Roach, he was billed on screen as "Babe Hardy." Oliver Hardy was born Norvell Hardy in Georgia. His father Oliver was a Confederate veteran, wounded at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862 and was a recruiting officer for Company K, 16th Georgia Regiment; the elder Oliver Hardy assisted his father in running the vestiges of the family cotton plantation following the Civil War. He bought a share in a retail business and was elected full-time Tax Collector for Columbia County, Georgia. Hardy's mother Emily Norvell was the daughter of Thomas Benjamin Norvell and Mary Freeman, descended from Captain Hugh Norvell of Williamsburg, Virginia.

The elder Hardy and Norvell married March 12, 1890. The family moved to Georgia in 1891 before Norvell's birth, he was born in Harlem, though some sources say that his birth occurred in Covington, his mother's hometown. His father died less than a year after his birth. Hardy was the youngest of five children, his older brother Sam drowned in the Oconee River. As a child, Hardy was sometimes difficult, he was sent to Georgia Military College in Milledgeville as a youngster. In 1905, when he was 13, he was sent to Young Harris College in north Georgia fall semester, he had little interest in formal education, although he acquired an early interest in music and theater. He joined a theatrical group and ran away from a boarding school near Atlanta to sing with the group, his mother recognized his talent for singing and sent him to Atlanta to study music and voice with singing teacher Adolf Dahm-Petersen. He skipped some of his lessons to sing in the Alcazar Theater for $3.50 a week. As a teenager, Hardy began styling himself "Oliver Norvell Hardy", adding the first name "Oliver" as a tribute to his father.

He appeared as "Oliver N. Hardy" in the 1910 U. S. census, he used "Oliver" as his first name in all subsequent legal records, marriage announcements, etc. Hardy was initiated into Freemasonry at Solomon Lodge No. 20 in Florida. He was inducted into the Grand Order of Water Rats along with Stan Laurel. In 1910, The Palace, a motion picture theater, opened in Hardy's hometown of Milledgeville, he became the projectionist, ticket taker and manager, he soon became obsessed with the new motion picture industry and was convinced that he could do a better job than the actors that he saw. A friend suggested that he move to Jacksonville, where some films were being made, which he did in 1913, he worked in Jacksonville as a cabaret and vaudeville singer at night, at the Lubin Manufacturing Company during the day. It was at this time that he met Madelyn Saloshin, a pianist whom he married on November 17, 1913 in Macon, Georgia; the next year, he made his first movie Outwitting Dad for the Lubin studio, billed as O. N. Hardy.

In his personal life, he was known as "Babe" Hardy, he was billed as "Babe Hardy" in many of his films at Lubin. He was a big man, standing 6-foot 1-inch and weighing up to 300 pounds, his size placed limits on the roles that he could play, he was most cast as the villain, but he had roles in comedy shorts, his size complementing the character. By 1915, Hardy had made 50 short one-reel films at Lubin, he made films for the Pathé, Casino and Edison Studios. He returned to Jacksonville; that studio closed. He worked for the King Bee studio, which bought Vim, worked with Billy Ruge, Billy West and comedic actress Ethel Burton Palmer, he continued playing the villains for West well into the early 1920s imitating Eric Campbell to West's Chaplin. In 1917, Hardy moved to Los Angeles, working freelance for several Hollywood studios and he made more than 40 films for Vitagraph between 1918 and 1923 playing the "heavy" for Larry Semon. In 1919, he separated from his wife, ending with a provisional divorce in November 1920, finalized on November 17, 1921.

On November 24, 1921, he married actress Myrtle Reeves. This marriage was unhappy and Reeves was said to have become an alcoholic. In 1921, he appeared in the movie The Lucky Dog produced by Broncho Billy Anderson and starring Stan Laurel. Hardy played the part of a robber trying to hold up Stan's character, they did not work together again for several years. In 1924, Hardy began working at Hal Roach Studios with Charley Chase. In 1925, he starred as the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz; that year he was in the film Yes, Nanette! starring Jimmy Finlayson and directed by Stan Laurel. He continued playing supporting roles in films featuring Clyde Cooke and Bobby Ray. In 1926, Hardy was to appear in Get'Em Young, but he was unexpectedly hospitalised after being burned by a hot leg of lamb. Laurel had been working as a gag man and a director at Roach Studios, so he was recruited to fill in. Laurel continued to act and appeared in 45 Minutes from Hollywood with Hardy, although they did not share any scenes together.

In 1927, Laurel and Hardy began sharing screen time together in Slipping

Ryann O'Toole

Ryann Ashley O'Toole is an American female professional golfer playing on the LPGA Tour and the Futures Tour. O'Toole was born in Agoura Hills and graduated from San Clemente High School in 2005, she recorded 12 top-10 finishes during her college career. She holds the course record at Royal Colwood Golf Club in Victoria, British Columbia, with a 66. O'Toole graduated in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in sociology. O'Toole turned professional in 2009, joined the Futures Tour on February 1, 2009, she competed in eight events on ended the season 80th on the Futures Tour money list. O'Toole participated in the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in December in an attempt to earn membership on the LPGA Tour for 2010, but finished 73rd and failed to qualify, she returned to the Futures Tour in 2010, competed in 16 events, won twice, finished 7th on the official season-ending money list. She played in her first LPGA tournament in August 2010 when she received a sponsor's exemption to the CN Canadian Women's Open in Winnipeg, but missed the cut.

Her top-10 finish on the Futures tour money list in 2010 earned her conditional status on the LPGA Tour for 2011. She returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in December in an attempt to improve her status but was unsuccessful with a 95th-place finish, she started 2011 playing on the Futures Tour and in the events on the LPGA Tour that her low priority status qualified her for. After a 9th-place finish at the U. S. Women's Open in Colorado Springs, her priority status improved, which gave her entry into more tournaments. After O'Toole finished tied for fifth at the Safeway Classic on August 21, U. S. Solheim team captain Rosie Jones named her one of two captain's picks for the 2011 Solheim Cup team. O'Toole was a cast member on the reality television competition show, The Big Break Sandals Resort, which aired in 2010 on Golf Channel. O'Toole finished in sixth place out of eleven golfers competing. O'Toole resides in Arizona. 1 Shortened by rain from 54 to 18 holes, purse reduced.2 Won playoff with a birdie on second extra hole.

Results not in chronological order before 2019. ^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013. CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Most consecutive cuts made – 10 Longest streak of top-10s – 1 official through the 2019 season Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year. Professional Solheim Cup: 2011 Ryann O'Toole at the LPGA Tour official site Ryann O'Toole at the Futures Tour official site Ryann O'Toole at the Futures Tour official site Ryann O'Toole at the Women's World Golf Rankings official site Profile at Yahoo! Sports UCLA Bruins.com - women's golf - Ryann O'Toole Ryann O'Toole on Twitter

Catalina Island (Dominican Republic)

Catalina Island or Isla Catalina is a tropical island located 1.5 miles from the mainland on the south-east corner of the Dominican Republic, near La Altagracia and La Romana. It is an occasional destination for cruise ships on Caribbean routes. In particular, Costa Cruises has a private beach on the island, their ships transport passengers to shore via tender. The island itself is only 9.6 square kilometers in size, is a diverse preservation of eco-systems including sand dunes and reefs. Formed out of coral stone, the island contains three overlapping plateaus; the highest elevation on the island is only 60 feet above sea level. The seas around the Island are rich in wildlife, with many species of birds and tropical marine fish, there are large areas where natural sandbars offshore bring the depth to just a few feet; the island was baptized "Santa Catalina" by Christopher Columbus, who visited it in May, 1494. On December 13, 2007, the shipwreck of a 17th-century merchant vessel was found at a depth of three meters 70 meters off of the island.

It has since been identified as William Kidd's 1699 Quedagh Merchant known as the Cara Merchant, according to Kidd's original testimony during his trial prior to his hanging on May 23, 1701. A team of researchers from Indiana University led by Charles Beeker, Director of the Office of Underwater Science at Indiana University, first discovered the wreckage in 2007 and have since established a Marine Protected Area in an attempt to preserve both the archaeological remains of the shipwreck and its surrounding reef ecosystem; the famed shipwreck has been nominated as a Living Museum in the Sea. Living Museums in the Sea is a program started by Charles Beeker, with the goal of protecting submerged cultural and biological resources around the world, while giving back to the public and local communities. In a partnership with the Children's Museum of Indianapolis and the Oficina Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural Subacuático, Indiana University recovered one of the 26 cannons found on the wreckage of the Quedagh Merchant.

The cannon is now on display at the "National Geographic: Treasures of the Earth" exhibit in Indianapolis. At the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indiana University students conduct public outreach, teaching the museum's visitors not just about the Quedagh Merchant but the history of the country, maritime history, artifact conservation and the importance of protecting our planet's submerged cultural and biological resources; the island is a popular destination. There are daily ships traveling to Catalina from La Romana; the Catalina island beach has nice looking crystal clear water. The sea has corals close to the shore which attract people for spending their leisure time on the sun beds and snorkeling. Here is a 360 panorama Catalina Island is a popular destination for scuba diving thanks to its striking coral reef and marine ecosystems. Both the Wall and the Aquarium are two great dive sites that boasts an impressive variety of tropical fish, including Sargent mayor, damselfish squirrelfish and stingrays.

For visitors staying in Punta Cana, there are weekly trips to Catalina from the mainland. Isla Saona

Society of Vacuum Coaters

The Society of Vacuum Coaters is a non-profit, professional organization for individuals involved in depositing films and coatings in vacuum or rarefied environments for surface engineering purposes. Vacuum coatings are deposited by sputtering, vacuum deposition, ion plating, ion beam deposition, laser ablation, atomic layer deposition, or plasma arc techniques; the Society's international membership includes scientists and technologists from industry, academic and national research institutes. SVC organizes trade exhibitions and educational programs for professionals. SVC hosts Exhibition. SVC provides up-to-date information of coatings and surface modification by other techniques, including atmospheric plasmas, chemical vapor deposition and printing; the scope of applications includes functional coatings used in optics, architectural & vehicle glass industry, transportation industry, industrial, decorative products, anti-counterfeiting, military and medical fields. SVC publishes the Technical Conference Proceedings each year.

Reference volumes are on-line through the SVC Website. In agreement, Elsevier publishes selected peer-reviewed papers from the TechCon in the journal of Surface and Coating Technology. SVC established the SVC Foundation in 2002 for scholarship and travel awards to the TechCon for students. "The Society of Vacuum Coaters". Svc.org. Retrieved 2 October 2019. "SVC Foundation". Svcfoundation.org. Society of Vacuum Coaters Foundation. Retrieved 3 October 2019

Don Quixote (1957 film)

Don Quixote is a 1957 Soviet drama film directed by Grigori Kozintsev. It is based on Evgeny Shvartz's stage adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes's novel of the same name, it was entered into the 1957 Cannes Film Festival. The film was exhibited in the mid-1960s by Australian University film clubs receiving the productions of Sovexportfilm, it was the first film version of Don Quixote to be filmed in both color. Nikolai Cherkasov as Don Quixote de la Mancha / Alonso Quixano Yuri Tolubeyev as Sancho Panza Serafima Birman as The Housekeeper Lyudmila Kasyanova as Aldonsa Svetlana Grigoryeva as The Niece Vladimir Maksimov as The Priest Viktor Kolpakov as The Barber Tamilla Agamirova as Lady Altisidora Georgiy Vitsin as Sanson Carrasco Bruno Freindlich as The Duke Lidiya Vertinskaya as The Duchess Galina Volchek as Maritornes Olga Vikland as Peasant girl Aleksandr Benyaminov as Shepherd S. Tsomayev as Andres, the shepherd boy Don Quixote at AllMovie Don Quixote on IMDb

Quddusi Sahab Ki Bewah

Quddusi Sahab Ki Bewah is a Pakistani comedy drama television series which premiered in 2012 on ARY Digital. The series became popular soon after its initial telecast due to storyline, authentic humour and Hina Dilpazeer's acting in multiple roles, portraying more than 16 characters which have become an instant hit, it is the follow up television series of successful telefims written by Fasih Bari Khan and directed by Mazhar Moin who created sitcoms such as Shakoor Sahab, Saray Ghat Ki Farzana, Bawli Bitiya, Pichaal Periyan, Ronak Jahan Ka Nafsiyati Gharaana and Burns Road Ki Niloufer It is a story of two families living in upper and lower stories of a house. The householder Aleem-ud-Din lives upstairs with his family consisting of his wife Nunhi, a divorced daughter Bhunarya, a son Maqsood and daughter-in-law Rooh Afzaa. While Qudussi's widow, Shakooran live downstairs as tenant with her three daughters Khajusta Jahan, Badraka Jahan, Shagufta Jahan and a son Abdul Wudood Ahmad. Aqeela Bhabhi is a major character, a neighbor and a good friend of Shakooran.

Both families are shifted to a new house, owned by Shakooran, when Shagufta Jahan is married to Aleem-ud-Din. Aqeela is kicked out of her own house by her sons and lives with Shakooran, who makes her do all the housework; the drama series became popular soon after its telecast and although unable to surpass records of Humsafar and Zindagi Gulzar Hai, it was still able to beat Pakistani dramas such as Qaid-e-Tanhai, Mera Saaein 2, Thakan and Pakvilla in competition. Hina Dilpazeer's acting is praised much and her variety of roles. Many people mistake her nomination at the 2012 Lux Style Awards for her multiple roles for Quddusi Sahab Ki Bewah, though she was nominated for drama serial Tum Ho Ke Chup. Official Website Maqsood Bhai " Quddusi Saahib ki bewah " Passed Away Today