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Peter Travers

Peter Travers is an American film critic and television presenter, who has written for People and Rolling Stone. Travers hosts the film interview show Popcorn with Peter Travers for ABC News. Travers has a Master of Arts degree in English from New York University. Travers joined Rolling Stone in 1989 after a four-year stint with People. According to eFilmCritic.com, Travers is the nation's most blurbed film critic. Some of the contemporary directors he is most receptive to based on ratings and placement in top ten lists include Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Paul Thomas Anderson, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Nolan and Ethan Coen, Ang Lee, he has shown a great deal of disdain for certain directors, most notably Michael Bay and his films. Travers hosts The New York Film Critics Series, a company that hosts live-streamed screening events and discussions, he hosts the ABC News show Popcorn with Peter Travers interviewing actors and directors about the latest projects and their lives. Peter Travers at Rolling Stone

Abhishekam (film)

Abhishekam is 1998 Telugu drama film directed by S. V. Krishna Reddy starring himself along with Rachana and Radhika in the lead roles; this film is based on the mother sentiment. S. V. Krishna Reddy played dual role as a rich man who fights with cancer and a middle class employee who struggles to make ends meet. Vijay, alias Vijji is the only son of rich parents, his father dies because of an unknown reason. Unable to digest the death of her husband, his mother becomes mentally upset, she is treated by the psychologist, but Vijji want to take her to their home with the permission of the doctor. He takes care of her well till she is sane again. Vijji is grown up to be gains a lot of popularity, he advocates the love for his mother in songs also. His mother reciprocates the same love for him. Ali, Venu and Sudha are in his music troupe, they get a chance to perform at Singapore on the request of G. K. Naidu, the president of Singapore Telugu Association. Sireesha, daughter of G. K. plays pranks on them at the hotel.

When she does the same for the second time, they find out that she is the daughter of G. K. Naidu, is playful practical joker; when she takes him to a restaurant and asks him to kiss her, Vijji scolds her to behave properly. Her father asks her to apologize to him, she apologizes to him and expresses her love. Vijji thinks that it is a prank, but realizes that it is true love, her father reveals that she was a classmate of Vijji in his childhood, she has admired him from the beginning. From his childhood, Vijji gets a strange dream, he gets upset and frustrated whenever he gets such a dream. Once while Vijji and Sireesha are coming from a party, they are attacked by robbers, they run away. He is admitted to the hospital; the doctors find something suspicious when they examine his blood, talk to his family doctor in India. The doctors reveal to his friends that Vijay has a rare incurable fatal disease, inherited from his ancestors, his friends gets distressed on hearing this news. They try to hide this news, but he surprises them that he knew his fate and his only worry is about his mother.

He asks his friends not to reveal it to G. K. Naidu and Sireesha as he wouldn't like Sireesha to face the same fate as his mother, who suffered her husband's loss for 12 long years. Once Sudhakar happen to see a look-alike of Vijay by name Sambaiah, the lone bread winner for their family, his income is low, but all his family members keep pestering him for their selfish motives. His mother keeps asking him to take her to a big hospital for a health checkup, his brother keep asking for money to start his own business. His wife Surabhi nags him with her petty issues, his sister wants him to get her married with a family who wants dowry. After witnessing all these, Vijay wants get him out of all his troubles; when he is gone to office, Vijay satisfies all their needs. When Vijay asks Sambaiah to replace him as the son of his mother, he rejects it, his family members are not ready to send him with Vijay. At last, Vijay convinces all of them by showing great love for his mother, they agree to send him.

Vijay leaves Sambaiah to replace himself, he arranges for Surabhi to stay with him. He dies. S. V. Krishna Reddy as Vijay / Sambaiah Rachana as Surabhi Raadhika as Vijay's mother Srihari as Sambaiah's elder brother Tanikella Bharani as G. K. Naidu Sudhakar as Sudhakar Sivaji Raja as Sivaji Uttej as Uttej Ali as Ali Venu Madhav as Venu Dubbing Janaki as Sambaiah's mother Rajita as Sambaiah's sister-in-law Abhishekam film on Youtube

Donald Macdonald (Australian politician)

Donald Peter Macdonald was an Australian politician and clergyman. He was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly between 1941 and 1947 and an Independent member of parliament. McDonald was the son of a stockbroker, he emigrated to Sydney with his family at an early age and was educated at Newington College, the University of Sydney. He travelled to Britain to study at the University of Glasgow where he graduated with a Master of Arts and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1911, he ministered at Minard in Argyll and Bute but returned to New South Wales and took locum appointments at Coonamble and Ultimo before being given a permanent position at Scots Kirk, Mosman in 1915. The next year, Macdonald was given leave to serve as a chaplain with the First Australian Imperial Force in France, where he was awarded the ED, he had one son, a war correspondent killed at the Battle of Monte Cassino and two daughters. After leaving parliament, Macdonald retired to a farm in the Mudgee area.

He was awarded the MBE in 1962. He had a number of books published in 1909, 1915 and 1930. Macdonald had a conservative philosophy, he was a member of the United Australia Party over many years but had become distressed by the links between big business and the party. He entered parliament as the Independent UAP member for Mosman after winning the seat at the 1941 state election. Macdonald defeated the sitting UAP member General Herbert Lloyd in a campaign marked by bitter attacks against Lloyd who had accepted a position as Director-General of Recruiting without resigning from parliament. In parliament, Macdonald campaigned for the state government to take a loan of ₤5,000,000 to revamp the public school system, he called for education reforms including daily prayers and a ban on caning. In 1943 he led an attack in Parliament on the atheist Sydney University Professor of Philosophy, John Anderson, who had said there was no place for religion in education. Macdonald did not join the newly formed Democratic Party or Liberal Party but retained the seat in the 1944 state election.

In that year he co-founded the Political Reform League with another independent James Shand, the member for Ryde. This was intended to be the basis of a new centrist party in NSW but failed to attract public support. Macdonald was defeated by the official Liberal Party candidate Pat Morton at the next election in 1947, he retired from public life. He did not hold parliamentary or ministerial office but was said to be only the second active clergyman in the Legislative Assembly since the Rev. J D Lang