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Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho de Souza is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist, best known for his novel The Alchemist. In 2014, he uploaded his personal papers online to create a virtual Paulo Coelho Foundation. Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro and attended a Jesuit school; as a teenager, Coelho wanted to become a writer. Upon telling his mother this, she responded, "your father is an engineer. He's a logical, reasonable man with a clear vision of the world. Do you know what it means to be a writer?" At 17, Coelho's introversion and opposition to following a traditional path led to his parents committing him to a mental institution from which he escaped three times before being released at the age of 20. Coelho was born into a Catholic family, his parents were strict about the religion and faith. Coelho remarked that "It wasn't that they wanted to hurt me, but they didn't know what to do... They did not do that to destroy me, they did that to save me." At his parents' wishes, Coelho abandoned his dream of becoming a writer.

One year he dropped out and lived life as a hippie, traveling through South America, North Africa and Europe and started using drugs in the 1960s. Upon his return to Brazil, Coelho worked as a songwriter, composing lyrics for Elis Regina, Rita Lee, Brazilian icon Raul Seixas. Composing with Raul led to Coelho being associated with magic and occultism, due to the content of some songs. In 1974, by his account, he was arrested for "subversive" activities and tortured by the ruling military government, who had taken power ten years earlier and viewed his lyrics as left-wing and dangerous. Coelho worked as an actor and theatre director before pursuing his writing career. Coelho married artist Christina Oiticica in 1980. Together they had spent half the year in Rio de Janeiro and the other half in a country house in the Pyrenees Mountains of France, but now the pair reside permanently in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1986 Coelho walked the 500-plus mile Road of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain.

On the path, he had a spiritual awakening. In an interview, Coelho stated ", I was happy in the things I was doing. I was doing something that gave me food and water – to use the metaphor in The Alchemist, I was working, I had a person whom I loved, I had money, but I was not fulfilling my dream. My dream was, still is, to be a writer." Coelho would pursue writing full-time. The Pilgrim – Story of Paulo Coelho is the international title for the biographical film Não Pare na Pista, a co-production between Brazil’s Dama Filmes and the Spanish Babel Films, in which the younger and older Coelho are played by two different actors. One of the producers, Iôna de Macêdo, told Screen International: "The film tells the story of a man who has a dream. It's a little like Alice in Wonderland – he's someone, too big for his house." The film, shot in Portuguese, had its premiere in Brazilian Theaters on 2014, was internationally distributed in 2015. In 1982, Coelho published Hell Archives, which failed to make a substantial impact.

In 1986 he contributed to the Practical Manual of Vampirism, although he tried to take it off the shelves since he considered it "of bad quality." After making the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in 1986, Coelho wrote The Pilgrimage, published in 1987. The following year, Coelho wrote The Alchemist and published it through a small Brazilian publishing house that made an initial print run of 900 copies and decided not to reprint it, he subsequently found a bigger publishing house, with the publication of his next book Brida, The Alchemist took off. HarperCollins decided to publish the book in 1994, it became an international bestseller. While trying to overcome his procrastination about launching his writing career, Coelho said, "If I see a white feather today, a sign that God is giving me that I have to write a new book." Coelho found a white feather in the window of a shop, began writing that day. Since the publication of The Alchemist, Coelho has written at least one novel every two years.

Four of them – The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries and Aleph – are autobiographical, while the majority of the rest are broadly fictional. Other books, like Maktub, The Manual of the Warrior of Light and Like the Flowing River, are collections of essays, newspaper columns, or selected teachings, his work has been translated into eighty languages. Together, his books have sold in the hundreds of millions. On 22 December 2016, Coelho was listed by UK-based company Richtopia at number 2 in the list of 200 most influential contemporary authors. However, reactions to his writing have not been without controversy. Though he was raised in a Catholic family, describes himself as of that faith now, his stance has been described as incompatible with the Catholic faith, because of its New Age and relativist contents, and whatever his sales, reviews of Coelho's work note its superficiality. In 2016 he was contacted by basketball player Kobe Bryant, who wanted to discuss a children's book project with him; some months before Bryant's death, they started to write the book together, but after hearing about Bryant's death, Coelho decided to delete the whole draft.

And in 2018, it was announced that Coelho had signed for a TV series based on the characters of his novels The Devil and Miss Prym and The Witch of Portobello. Works by or about Paulo Coelho in libraries Official website Paulo Coelho on Goodreads

Stanley, Victoria

Stanley is a small town 9 kilometres from Beechworth in Victoria noted for its apple and nut farms. At the 2011 census, Stanley had a population of 324; the town was known as Snake Gully and Nine Mile Creek. Many parts of this rural community have the remains of gold diggings from the Victorian gold rush of the mid-1800s; the district has an important historic gold mining past and produced some colourful people during that heyday. Among them was John Scarlett, a Scottish miner. Scarlett was involved in all things associated with writing to the newspapers, calling meetings and voicing his opinions. A dry miner, he advocated rights for this type of operator on acquiring access to water he became an advocate for wet miners to the exclusion of the dry operators, he stood for mining board elections and Victorian parliament in 1859. He appears in two historical works of the district: Woods and more so in O'Brien, Shenanigans. Scarlett became the Secretary for the local roads board. No known photo of him exists.

In her book, Carole Woods termed Scarlett the "Nine Mile Warrior". O'Brien's work with the local 1850s papers uncovered an advertisement against Scarlett and much doggerel verse: a local paper christened Scarlett a "water squatter". During the gold era, the Stanley region comprised a higher proportion of miners from Scotland, in comparison to other localities in the surrounding area; the gold mining carried out in the district involved sluicing operations. Like many goldfields in northeastern Victoria there was a Chinese presence at Stanley; the town centre includes the Old Store Cafe, Stanley Pub, Primary School, CFA Fire Shed, Uniting Church, Recreational Reserve, Town Hall and Athenaeum. A store was built by Syd Mathieson; the Post Office was recognised and opened on 1 October 1857 as Nine Mile Creek and was renamed Stanley the next year, but ceased trading in 2010. Stanley Primary School closed in 2012. There remain only two of the original buildings in Stanley, they being the store and powder magazine at the rear and the old police lock-up on Collins Road.

The Indigo Shire planning scheme notes that the lack of a reticulated sewerage system in Stanley has contributed towards water pollution in the area, resolves that the area is "unsuitable for further un-sewered urban development". It accordingly resolves to "restrict future development until such time as a reticulated sewerage system is developed." Craig. G. F; the Chinese Miners at Stanley, Beechworth, 1987, O'Brien, Antony. Shenanigans on the Ovens Goldfields: the 1859 Election, Artillery Publishing, Hartwell, 2005. Williams, David. Gold and Granite Grandeur: Living History of Beechworth and Eldorado, 1994. Woods Carole. Beechworth: A Titan's Field, North Melbourne, 1985

Celesio

Celesio AG is a healthcare and pharmaceutical company, based in Stuttgart, Germany. The company operates in 14 countries around the world and generated revenue of more than 22,000 million euros in 2014; the corporation is part of the American McKesson Corporation. The head office is situated at Stockholmer Platz in the new Europaviertel of Stuttgart, next to Stadtbibliothek and Milaneo shopping centre; the company's core business consists of pharmaceutical pharmacies. In the pharmaceutical wholesaling sector, Celesio has a market presence in 14 countries, it has a range of services for pharmacists on matters of health and wellness. An extensive distribution network of more than 134 branches provides deliveries to some 65,000 pharmacies and hospitals. Celesio's "Pharmacy Solutions" division focuses on the pharmaceutical wholesale business. Pharmaceutical wholesale has always been a major cornerstone of Celesio's core business. With its subsidiaries, Celesio AG is represented in Brazil. A total of 134 wholesale branches supply around hospitals every day.

Celesio's "Consumer Solutions" division runs pharmacies of its own as well as partnership pharmacies. They sell a wide range of non-prescription products and medical services besides the traditional prescription pharmaceuticals. Celesio is one of the largest pharmacy operators in Europe, with 2,200 pharmacies of its own and 4,300 participants in brand partnership schemes, it owns Evolution Homecare. It was reported in January 2016; the company was founded in 1835 by businessman Franz Ludwig Gehe in Dresden and opened to the capital market on 1 January 1903 as the result of a conversion into a public limited company. In January 1904, the shares were approved for trading on the former stock exchange in Dresden. In 1909 the company relocated to a new and bigger site in the Leipziger Strasse and gave up their former seat in the Königstrasse; the capital increase that took place in 1910 and 1912 laid the financial foundation for the country-wide sale of "drugs and paints and chemical products" in proximity to customers.

Following this expansion, the company founded its first subsidiary in Germany. After the Second World War the headquarters in Dresden, as well as most of the subsidiaries were dispossessed and the Gehe & Co. AG relocated to West Germany with subsidiaries in Stuttgart and Sulzbach-Rosenberg in order to re-establish the enterprise; the original company building in Dresden was in 1947 re-fashioned under "Heilchemie" and continued to function as a state-owned enterprise Effective as of 1 January 1973, Haniel took control of the majority of Gehe's shares. A key condition in the Haniel takeover was that management remain within the company in order to continue to enhance and develop the solid foundations established after the war; the pre-war recognisable name of "Gehe" managed to regain some of its prominence amongst pharmacists as a result of the acquisition of branches throughout Germany. The transition to Haniel saw the acquisition of branches in following places: Bremen, Kassel, Landshut, Mühldorf, München, Nürnberg and Stuttgart.

In 1973 the company's target revenue totalled 285 million Deutsche Mark. Owing to the majority shareholder Franz Haniel & Cie. other wholesalers were incorporated into the group. 1985 saw the successful acquisition of the Kaiser + Kraft-Group based in Stuttgart, a mail-order service for transport, stock and office supplies. Until 1992 customers in Germany were supplied from warehouses in Hamburg, Haan, Dresden and Munich. Throughout the following years trade was extended to 14 countries in Europe and the USA. With the stock market launch of the TAKKT on 15 September 1999, the mail-order segment of the business was separated from the rest of the enterprise. At the annual general meeting on 24 April 2003, the shareholders approved the change of name from GEHE AG to Celesio AG with an overwhelming majority of 99.98%. Until today the German subsidiary GEHE Pharma Handel continues trading under the original name. On 26 April 2007 Celesio announced its acquisition of a 90% stake in the mail-order pharmacy DocMorris, out of which it wanted to establish a pharmacy chain.

For the pharmaceutical wholesaler Gehe this acquisition resulted in a loss of customers as pharmacists saw a conflict of interest in this chain. DocMorris now functions as a franchise-like concept by the pharmacists, in exchange for a monthly license fee for the use of the DocMorris brand. DocMorris was sold by Celesio to the Rose AG in October 2012; the European Parliament passed a motion on 19 May 2009, making pharmacy chains illegal in Germany in accordance with European Law. On 29 June 2009 it was announced that Celesio had predominantly acquired Brazil's largest pharmaceutical wholesaler Panpharma. Three years in 2012 Celesio took over the company completely. At the end of June 2011, Celesio's long time Chief Executive Officer Fritz Oesterle left his position to be replaced by Markus Pinger on 15 August 2011. However, on 3 July 2013 the Celesio Supervisory Board dismissed Pinger as CEO with immediate effect. Dr Marion Helmes took over the function of Speaker of the Supervisory Board of the Celesio AG in add

FC Zugdidi

FC Zugdidi is a Georgian football club based in Zugdidi. 1918–??: Odishi Zugdidi 1964–65: Engurhesi Zugdidi 1965–73: Inguri Zugdidi 1974–90: Dinamo Zugdidi 1990–94: Odishi Zugdidi 1994–95: Dinamo Zugdidi 1995–96: Dinamo-Odishi Zugdidi 1996–99: Odishi Zugdidi 2000–01: Dinamo Zugdidi 2001–03: Lazika Zugdidi 2003: Spartak-Lazika Zugdidi 2004: Dinamo Zugdidi 2004–06: FC Zugdidi 2006–09: Mglebi Zugdidi 2009–12: Baia Zugdidi 2012–: FC ZugdidiThe club was founded in 1918 as Odishi Zugdidi. In 1990, FC Odishi Zugdidi made his debut in the Umaglesi Liga. In the season 1998 -- 99 was relegated to Pirveli Liga. Before the 2001–02 season the club changed its name to FC Lazika Zugdidi and in 2002–03 the club won promotion to Umaglesi Liga. Before the 2003–04 season FC Lazika Zugdidi merged with the club FC Spartaki Tbilisi played in Pirveli Liga. During the winter break, FC Spartak-Lazika Zugdidi relocated to Tbilisi and renamed FC Spartaki Tbilisi; the fusion was disbanded and the club changed its name from FC Dinamo Zugdidi to FC Zugdidi.

In July 2006, FC Zugdidi and FC Mglebi Zugdidi merged. FC Mglebi Zugdidi played in Regionuli Liga; the club was called FC Mglebi Zugdidi. In the season 2006 -- 07, returned to Umaglesi Liga. After the completion of the 2008–09 season came in seventh place, but for financial reasons has been resolved; the FC Baia Zugdidi was founded in 2006. In 2009, FC Baia Zugdidi won promotion to the Umaglesi Liga. FC Baia Zugdidi took the place of the predecessor. Before the 2012–13 season the club changed its name from FC Baia Zugdidi to FC Zugdidi. Georgian Soviet ChampionshipChampion: 1964, 1973 Georgian Soviet CupChampion: 1973, 1984Pirveli LigaChampion: 2003, 2007 Silver Medal winner: 2009 As of August 2019Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality; the women's team participated in the 2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round, where it lost all three matches. Official website Soccerway profile

On est là

"On est là" is a song performed by the French singer M. Pokora, it is the second single from Pokora's fifth studio album À la poursuite du bonheur. It was written by Pokora, Matthieu Mendès and Fred Château and produced by Asdorve, it is an uptempo song, with elements of pop music. Lyrically, in the song, he suggests staying positive about the future; the song charted on the Belgium Singles Chart. After releasing "Juste un instant" as the lead single from his fifth studio album À la poursuite du bonheur, Pokora announced that "On est là" was going to be the second single, it is a dance-pop song, being different from the album's soft songs. The song was changed for the single version; the version was uploaded to his YouTube account. Pokora commented about the song, "It has this side "as the World Cup" as "Waka Waka". It's catchy and there is a real positive message to get across. It's the right state of mind; this one, among the "club songs" of the album is the one. Digital downloadOn est là - 2:56 The video was shot on the weekend of April 11, 2012, released on YouTube on May 1, 2012.

The video shows a lot of people getting together and dancing. "On est là" debuted on the French Singles Chart at number 164. It climbed to number 77, it jumped to number 48. The following week, it reached number 43, it has reached number 38, so far. On the Belgian Tip Chart, it debuted at number 23 and climbed to number 18, it has reached number 6

Johanna Brewer

Johanna Brewer is a developer and ethnographer, as well as co-founder of Frestyl, a live music discovery start-up where she was CEO. Its mobile application was featured by Apple as Best New App in Germany. In 2014, she started work on a tracking toolkit for home automation systems with a special focus on user privacy. In 2016, she founded a research & design studio called Neta Snook, focusing on the creation of technology that work towards a diverse society. In spring 2019, she started as a research associate and postdoctoral researcher at MIT, her research areas include ubiquitous computing and human-computer interaction, social connectivity and how technology functions in society. Johanna Brewer graduated with a B. A. in Computer Science and Philosophy and a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Boston University. She acquired a PhD in Informatics and Computer Science at the University of California where she worked as a staff researcher, her research focused, on urban computing and mobility in urban spaces.

She did ethnographic studies on inclusivity and diversity in the online gaming scene, as well as on public transportation, helped create a new interface for a molecular simulator on the Swiss National Supercomputer. She developed a real-time tracking system for radiation therapy at the Massachusetts General Hospital, her programming skills include Objective C++, Ruby on Rails, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery. Brewer, Dourish, Paul: Storied spaces: Cultural accounts of mobility and environmental knowing. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 20 pp. 963–976. Bassoli, Brewer, Martin, Dourish, Mainwaring, Scott D.: Underground Aesthetics: Rethinking Urban Computing. In IEEE Pervasive Computing, 6 pp. 39–45. Dourish, Brewer, Bell, Genevieve: Information as a cultural category. In Interactions, 12 pp. 31–33. Brewer, Williams, Dourish, Paul: A handle on what\'s going on: combining tangible interfaces and ambient displays for colla. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction, 2007, pp. 3–10.

Brewer, Mainwaring, Dourish, Paul: Aesthetic journeys. In: Proceedings of DIS08 Designing Interactive Systems, 2008, pp. 333–341. Brewer, Williams, Dourish, Paul: A handle on what's going on: combining tangible interfaces and ambient displays for collab. In: Ullmer, Schmidt, Albrecht Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction 2007, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, February 15–17, 2007, 2007, pp. 3–10