Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Noam Baron Cohen is an English actor, comedian and film producer. He is known for creating and portraying many fictional satirical characters, including Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno, Admiral General Aladeen, Erran Morad, multiple others. Like his idol Peter Sellers, he adopts a variety of accents and guises for his characters and appears out of character. In most of his routines, Baron Cohen's characters interact with unsuspecting people, documentary style, who do not realise they are being set up for comic situations and self-revealing ridicule, his other work includes voicing King Julien XIII in the Madagascar film series and appearing in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Les Misérables. He made a cameo as a BBC News Anchor in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. In 2016, he played an English football hooligan brother of an MI6 spy in the comedy film Grimsby, co-starred as Time in the fantasy sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass.
In 2018, Baron Cohen created and starred in Who Is America? for Showtime, his first television project since Da Ali G Show. Baron Cohen was named Best Newcomer at the 1999 British Comedy Awards for The 11 O'Clock Show, since he has received two BAFTA Awards for Da Ali G Show, several Emmy nominations, a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his work in the feature film Borat. After the release of Borat, Baron Cohen stated that because the public had become too familiar with the characters, he would retire Borat and Ali G. Similarly, after the release of Brüno, Baron Cohen stated he would retire the title character. At the 2012 British Comedy Awards, he received the Outstanding Achievement Award, accepting the award while reprising his Ali G character. In 2013, he received the BAFTA Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. Baron Cohen was born in west London, his mother, Daniella Naomi, who worked as a movement instructor, was born in Israel.
His father, Gerald Baron Cohen, a clothing store owner, was raised in Wales. Baron Cohen was raised Jewish, he is fluent in Hebrew as well as his native English. Baron Cohen's maternal family were German Jews who moved to Israel, his paternal family were Ashkenazi Jews, who moved to Pontypridd and London in the United Kingdom, his paternal grandfather, Morris Cohen, added "Baron" to his surname. His maternal grandmother, who lived in Haifa, trained as a ballet dancer in Germany. Baron Cohen has two older brothers: Amnon. Erran has worked on several of Sacha's films. Baron Cohen's cousin, Simon, is an autism researcher. Baron Cohen was educated at The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, an independent school in Elstree, Hertfordshire. Baron Cohen attended the University of Cambridge, entering Christ's College, where he read history, graduating in 1993 with upper-second-class honours. While attending the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club, Baron Cohen performed in plays such as Fiddler on the Roof and Cyrano de Bergerac, as well as in Habonim Dror Jewish theatre.
After leaving university, Baron Cohen worked for a time as a fashion model. By the early 1990s, he was hosting a weekly programme on Windsor cable television's local broadcasts with Carol Kirkwood, who became a BBC weather forecaster. In 1995, Channel 4 was planning a replacement for its series The Word, disseminated an open call for new television presenters. Baron Cohen sent in a tape of himself in the character of Kristo, an Albanian fictional television reporter, which caught the attention of a producer. Baron Cohen hosted Pump TV from 1995 to 1996. Peter Sellers, known for portraying a wide range of comic characters using different accents and guises, was referred to by Baron Cohen as "the most seminal force in shaping early ideas on comedy". In 1996, he began presenting the youth chat programme F2F for Granada Talk TV and had a small role in an advert for McCain Microchips playing the role of a chef in a commercial entitled "Ping Pong", he took clown training in Paris, at the Ecole Philippe Gaulier, studying under master-clown Philippe Gaulier.
Of his former pupil, Gaulier says: "He was a good clown, full of spirit". In the late 1990s, Baron Cohen made his first feature film appearance in the British comedy The Jolly Boys' Last Stand. In 2000, Baron Cohen played the part of Super Greg for a series of TV advertisements for Lee Jeans. Baron Cohen appeared during two-minute sketches as his fashion reporter Brüno on the Paramount Comedy Channel during 1998, he shot to fame when his comic character Ali G, an uneducated, boorish junglist, hailing from Staines, started appearing on the British television show The 11 O'Clock Show on Channel 4, which first aired on 8 September 1998. A year after the première of the show, GQ named him comedian of the year, he won Best Newcomer at the 1999 British Comedy Awards, at the British Academy Television Awards he was nominated for Best British Entertainment Performance. Da Ali G Show began in 2000, won the BAFTA for Best Comedy in the following year. In 2000, Baron Cohen as Ali G appeared as the limousine driver in Madonna's 2000 video "Music", directed by Jonas Åkerlund, responsible for directing the titles for Da Ali G Show.
Baron Cohen is a supporter of the UK charity telethon Comic Relief, broadcast on the BBC, as Ali G interviewed David Beckham and wife Victoria in 2001. In 2002, Ali G was the central character in the fe
The term punch refers to a wide assortment of drinks, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic containing fruit or fruit juice. The drink was introduced from India to the United Kingdom in the early seventeenth century, from there its use spread to other countries. Punch is served at parties in large, wide bowls, known as punch bowls. In the U. S. federal regulations provide the word "punch" to describe commercial beverage products that do not contain fruit or fruit juice. The term is used to label artificially flavored beverages, with or without natural flavorings, which do not contain fruit juice or concentrate in significant proportions, thus a product labeled. The word punch may be a loanword from Sanskrit पञ्च, meaning "five", as the drink was made with five ingredients: alcohol, lemon and tea or spices; some believe the word originates from the English puncheon, a volumetric description for certain sized barrels used to transport alcohol on ships. The drink was brought to England from India by sailors and employees of the British East India Company in the early 17th century.
From there it was introduced into other European countries. When served communally, the drink is expected to be of a lower alcohol content than a typical cocktail; the term punch was first recorded in British documents in 1632. At the time, most punches were of the wassail type made with a brandy base, but around 1655, Jamaican rum came into use, the "modern" punch emerged. By 1671, documents make references to punch houses. Non-alcoholic varieties, which are given to children as well as adults who do not drink alcohol include a mix of some fruit drink such as juice, a sweetener like sugar, it may contain chunks of actual fruit. The non-alcoholic versions are served at highschool dances and other similar social occasions. Commercial manufacturers distribute many types of "fruit punch" beverages; these are red-colored drinks. Despite the name, most brands contain only a small fraction of actual fruit juice, the major constituents being sugar or corn syrup, citric acid, artificial flavors, they are used either as nonalcoholic cocktail mixers.
Hawaiian Punch and Hi-C are two of the better known brands in the US. Other related drinks include Kool-Aid powdered drink mix and Tiki Punch. Most spirit based early alcoholic punches were made using either arrack or rum. Bajan rum punch is one of the oldest rum punches and has a simple recipe enshrined in a national rhyme: "One of Sour, Two of Sweet, Three of Strong, Four of Weak." That is: one part lime juice, two parts sweetener, three parts rum, four parts water. It is served with two of Angostura bitters and nutmeg. There are many rum-based punches, including Planter's Punch, Fish House Punch, Caribbean Rum Punch, others. Arrack based punches were included in Jacob Grohusko's 1910 and Charles Mahoney's 1912 bartenders guides, an early recipe for arrack punch was written by Pehr Osbeck, Olof Torén, Carl Gustaf Ekeberg in their 1771 book, A Voyage to China and the East Indies: It is known to every one how punch is made. To a quart of boiling water, half a pint of arrack is taken, to which one pound of sugar, five or six lemons, or instead of them as many tamarinds as are necessary to give it the true acidity, are added: a nutmeg is grated into it.
The punch, made for the men in our ship was heated with red hot iron balls which were thrown into it. Those who can afford it, make punch a usual drink after dinner. While we stayed in China, we drunk it at dinner instead of wine which the company allowed the first table. Alchoholic punches are common among parties for university students; these punches tend to be alcoholic and made with cheap ingredients. They may be referred to by names such as "grain punch" or "Jungle Juice"; some have 30 % alcohol by volume or more. Blow My Skull is a famous alcoholic punch drink that originated in mid-19th century Australia that contains rum, lime and other ingredients. Bajan Punch is made with rum, lime juice, cane sugar and bitters. Falernum liqueur is frequently added, itself an early form of punch made by steeping cloves with rum and other ingredients. Ti' Punch meaning "small punch", is a rum-based punch, popular in Martinique and other French speaking islands of Caribbean; the drink is traditionally made with white rhum agricole and cane syrup.
Cups is a style of punch, traditionally served before the departure of a hunting party in England, but now served at a variety of social events such as garden parties, tennis matches, picnics, cups are lower in alcohol content than other punches and use wine, sloe gin, or liqueurs as the base. They include quantities of fruit juices or soft drinks. One well known cup is the Pimm's Cup, using Pimm's №1 and British-style lemonade at a ratio of 1:2. Punch refers to a mixture of several fruit juices and spices with wine or liquor added and topped
Donald McNichol Sutherland is a Canadian actor whose film career spans more than five decades. Sutherland rose to fame after starring in a series of successful films including The Dirty Dozen, M*A*S*H, Kelly's Heroes, Don't Look Now, Fellini's Casanova, 1900, Animal House, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Ordinary People and Eye of the Needle, he subsequently established himself as one of the most respected and versatile character actors of Canada. He went on to star in many other successful films where he appeared either in leading or supporting roles such as A Dry White Season, JFK, Outbreak, A Time to Kill, Without Limits, The Italian Job, Cold Mountain, Pride & Prejudice, Aurora Borealis and The Hunger Games franchise. Sutherland has been nominated for eight Golden Globe Awards, winning two for his performances in the television films Citizen X and Path to War. Inductee of Hollywood Walk of Fame and Canadian Walk of Fame, he received a Canadian Academy Award for the drama film Threshold.
Several media outlets and movie critics describe him as one of the best actors who have never been nominated for an Academy Award. In 2017, he received an Academy Honorary Award for his contributions to cinema, he is the father of Rossif Sutherland and Angus Sutherland. Sutherland was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, the son of Dorothy Isobel and Frederick McLea Sutherland, who worked in sales and ran the local gas and bus company, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. As a child, he had rheumatic fever and poliomyelitis, his teenage years were spent in Nova Scotia. He obtained his first part-time job, at the age of 14, as a news correspondent for local radio station CKBW. Sutherland graduated from Bridgewater High School, he studied at Victoria University, an affiliated college of the University of Toronto, where he met his first wife Lois Hardwick, graduated with a double major in engineering and drama. He had at one point been a member of the "UC Follies" comedy troupe in Toronto, he changed his mind about becoming an engineer, left Canada for Britain in 1957, studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
After quitting the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Sutherland spent a year and a half at the Perth Repertory Theatre in Scotland. In the early to mid-1960s, Sutherland began to gain small roles in British films and TV, he featured alongside Christopher Lee in horror films such as Castle of the Living Dead and Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, he had a supporting role in the Hammer Films production Die! Die! My Darling!, with Tallulah Bankhead and Stefanie Powers. In the same year, he appeared in the Cold War classic The Bedford Incident and appeared in the TV series The Saint, in the 1965 episode "The Happy Suicide", in the TV series Gideon's Way, in the 1966 episode "The Millionaire's Daughter". In 1966, Sutherland appeared in the BBC TV play Lee Oswald-Assassin, playing a friend of Lee Harvey Oswald, Charles Givens. In 1967, he appeared in "The Superlative Seven," an episode of The Avengers, he made a second, more substantial appearance in The Saint. The episode, "Escape Route," was directed by the show's star, Roger Moore, who recalled that Sutherland "asked me if he could show it to some producers as he was up for an important role... they came to view a rough cut and he got The Dirty Dozen."
The film, which starred Lee Marvin and Charles Bronson, was the 5th highest-grossing film of 1967 and MGM's highest-grossing movie of the year. In 1968, after the breakthrough in the UK-filmed The Dirty Dozen, Sutherland left London for Hollywood, he appeared in two war films, playing the lead role as "Hawkeye" Pierce in Robert Altman's MASH in 1970. Sutherland starred with Gene Wilder in the 1970 comedy Start the Revolution Without Me. During the filming of the Academy Award-winning detective thriller Klute, Sutherland had an intimate relationship with co-star Jane Fonda. Sutherland and Fonda went on to co-produce and star together in the anti-Vietnam War documentary F. T. A. Consisting of a series of sketches performed outside army bases in the Pacific Rim and interviews with American troops who were on active service. A follow up to their teaming up in Klute and Fonda performed together in Steelyard Blues, a "freewheeling, Age-of-Aquarius, romp-and-roll caper" from the writer David S. Ward. Sutherland found himself as a leading man throughout the 1970s in films such as the Venice-based psychological horror film Don't Look Now, co-starring Julie Christie, a role which saw him nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor, the war film The Eagle Has Landed, Federico Fellini's Casanova and the thriller Eye of the Needle.
His role as Corpse of Lt. Robert Schmied in the Maximilian Schell's 1976 German film-directed End of the Game is listed in crazy credits, and as the ever-optimistic health inspector in the science fiction/horror film Invasion of the Body Snatchers alongside Brooke Adams and Jeff Goldblum. He helped launch the internationally popular Canadian television series Witness to Yesterday, with a performance as the Montreal doctor Norman
Punches is an album by World Leader Pretend, released in 2005 on Warner Brother Records. The album was self-produced, mixed chiefly by Ben Hiller. "Bang Theory" – 4:39 "Dreamdaddy" – 4:26 "New Voices" – 3:54 "Punches" – 3:51 "Lovey Dovey" – 2:23 "Harps" – 0:43 "The Masses" – 5:39 "Tit for Tat" – 3:50 "Appassionato" – 1:39 "B. A. D. A. B. O. O. M." – 2:34 "Into Thin Air" – 5:09 "A Horse of a Different" – 3:28 "A Grammarian Stuck in a Medical Drama" – 8:05 "Catch" – 1:04 Some recordings include one or more of the following musicians who were not part of the band: Blair Gimma, David Torkanowsky, Rebecca Barry, Maurice Brown, Molli Tate, Steve Sudor. Members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra provided string accompaniment on some tracks
David Tennant Cowan
Major General David Tennant Cowan CB, CBE, DSO & Bar, MC known as "Punch" Cowan, was an officer in the British Army and British Indian Army in World War I and World War II. He was distinguished for leading the Indian 17th Infantry Division during the entire Burma Campaign. Cowan was educated at Glasgow University, he was commissioned into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in 1915. Awarded the Military Cross and mentioned in despatches, he was attached to the Indian Army in 1917, his appointment being confirmed in March 1918 whilst serving with the 4th battalion 3rd Gurkha Rifles, he joined the 6th Gurkha Rifles. Between the wars, he served in various staff positions. From 1932 to 1934, he was the Chief Instructor at the Indian Military Academy and in 1937 he was once more mentioned in despatches during a further tour of duty in Waziristan. By the outbreak of World War II, he was in command of the 1st Battalion 6th Gurkha Rifles, he was appointed a General Staff Officer, 1st grade in India from 18 September 1940 to 17 February 1941.
Appointed acting brigadier, he was Director of Military Training in India from 18 February 1941 to 30 September 1941 Deputy Director of Military Training in India 1 October 1941 to 14 December 1941 Director of Military Training in India from 15 December 1941 to 1 March 1942. When the Japanese invaded Burma, he was posted to Rangoon as a staff officer in Burma Army HQ with rather ill-defined duties, but was appointed acting Major-General and commander of the Indian 17th Infantry Division when its previous commander, Jackie Smyth VC, was relieved after a bridge was blown behind the retreating division and much of it was cut off, he remained in command of the division for the rest of the Burma Campaign: during the retreat into India, the fighting around Tiddim in 1943, the Battle of Imphal in 1944 and the drive into Central Burma in 1945. Early in 1945, his son was killed whilst serving as an officer in Cowan's old unit, he fought the decisive Battle of Meiktila having suffered this loss, although only a few close friends were aware of it.
For his leadership in Burma he was twice awarded the Distinguished Service Order. His army commander, Bill Slim, was to write about Cowan's handling of the Meiktila battle:Cowan's handling of this difficult and divided battle was impressive...throughout he was alert to every change in the situation on any sector... his firm grip on his own formations and on the enemy never faltered. He was promoted to the rank of substantive Major-General on 12 February 1945. A fine picture of the soldier's life, fighting in his Division, is found in George MacDonald Fraser's memoir "Quartered Safe Out Here", he was intended to lead the Indian army contingent of the Commonwealth Corps being tentatively formed to participate in the planned invasion of Japan. The surrender of Japan changed these plans, Cowan instead led the joint British-Indian division BRINDIV, part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force, in Japan. In 1947, he retired from the army. Commissioned 3rd Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Transferred to 6th Gurkha Rifles, British Indian Army Attended Command and Staff College, Quetta Assistant Military Secretary, India Chief Instructor at Indian Military Academy General Staff Officer 2, Waziristan Commanding Officer 1st Battalion 6th Gurkha Rifles General Staff Officer 1, India Deputy Director of Military Training, India General Officer Commanding Indian 17th Infantry Division, Burma General Officer Commanding 17th Indian Light Division, Burma General Officer Commanding 17th Indian Division, Burma General Officer Commanding Force152 General Officer Commanding BRINJAP Division, Japan Retired Ammentorp, Steen.
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Punch! is a manga written by Rie Takada, creator of Happy Hustle High. The series is published in Japan by Shogakukan, in the United States in English by VIZ Media. Punch! is about a young girl by the name Elle Nagahara, whose family are all involved in physical martial arts, her mother was a wrestling champion, her father a world lightweight boxing champion, her grandfather the first Japanese to become the world champion of Muay Thai kickboxing. But the thing is—Elle doesn't want to fight! She just wants a normal everything changes when she meets a strange street fighter. Elle Nagahara The main character and daughter of two champion parents, but doesn't want anything to do with her family business and only wishes to live a normal teenage life, she was betrothed by her grandfather to her childhood friend. However, she does not want to marry wishes only to have a normal relationship. To avoid marrying Ruo, she lies that her boyfriend is Kazuki Shindo, a boy she happened to run into in a music store, but begins to develop a genuine relationship with Kazuki.
Elle goes on an "normal" date with him, but it is cancelled when she burns herself while making lunch. Elle soon finds that he feels the same. Volume 2 ends with Elle finding Choppy at the front door. Gigi Nagahara Grandfather of Elle and owner of a dojo, he made a promise to a long life rival that he would let his kid marry his rival's, but when they both only gave birth to sons, Elle was betrothed instead, he is bald. Ruo M. Eschuck Childhood friend and Elle's ex-fiancé, he's a professional martial artist. Elle only sees him as a big brother, who gave her comfort when they were younger, Ruo is violently possessive of Elle and will do anything to alienate her from other men who might take her from him, he tends to put his male groupies up against anyone Elle may like or have a crush on, which makes her distant from other men. In Volume 2, Ruo finds out that Kazuki has a younger sister and uses her for revenge by visiting her every day and giving her flowers, he blackmails Kazuki with surgery money for Kazue's eye operation if Kazuki will leave Elle alone.
Kazue soon finds out it cancels the operation. Kazuki Shindo A street fighter who befriends Elle; when she meets him for the first time, he confuses her by calling her "Choppy". During that time, he gets jumped by a couple of men but Elle ends up finding that he beats all of them, he later joins her grandfather's gym and trains so that one day he can defeat Ruo. On in Volume 1, Elle founds out he had a dog name Choppy, he gives Elle her first kiss. In Volume 2, Kazuki asks Elle on a date but it backfires as a small accident happens and Elle burns herself. Hinako Komatsu Elle's classmate who wishes to marry Ruo, so she tries to help her friend and break the marriage off between the two. In Volume 2, Hinako and Elle show more of their relationship together and how they use a sort of "soft" violence towards each other, meaning teasing and making fun of each other and to a point of hitting each other playfully. Kazue Shindo Kazuki's blind younger sister. In Volume 2, she has a mild crush on Ruo, only using her for revenge.
She soon breaks it off when she finds out Ruo was only using her and refuses the money for the operation for her eye surgery. She lives by herself because her father left her and Kazuki and Choppy. In Volume 1, she thought Elle was Choppy though she is blind. Choppy Kazuki and Kazue's dog, she resembles Elle. She's a Pekingese; when she went to the gym, everybody thought. Punch! at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger Sr. was an American publisher and a businessman. Born into a prominent media and publishing family, Sulzberger became publisher of The New York Times in 1963 and chairman of the board of The New York Times Company in 1973. Sulzberger relinquished to his son, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the office of publisher in 1992, chairman of the board in 1997. Sulzberger was born on February 5, 1926, in New York City, to Arthur Hays Sulzberger and Iphigene Bertha Ochs. Sulzberger was graduated from the Loomis Institute and enlisted into the United States Marine Corps during World War II, serving from 1944 to 1946, in the Pacific Theater, he earned a B. A. degree in English and history in 1951 at Columbia University. As a member of the Marine Forces Reserve he was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. Following completion of officer training, he saw duty in Korea and in Washington, D. C. before being inactivated. Sulzberger became publisher of The New York Times in 1963, after the death of his sister Marian's husband, Orvil Dryfoos, publisher for less than two years.
Sulzberger was 37 at the time, the youngest publisher in Times history. Prior to Dryfoos, Sulzberger's father, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, maternal grandfather, Adolph Ochs, were the publishers, the chairs of the board of The New York Times Company. In the 1960s Sulzberger built a large news-gathering staff at The Times, he was its publisher when the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for publishing The Pentagon Papers. He was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1988, his son Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. succeeded him as the newspaper's publisher in 1992. Sulzberger remained chairman of The New York Times Company until October 1997. Sulzberger was married three times. In 1948, he married Barbara Winslow Grant in a civil ceremony at her parents' home in Purchase, New York, they had two children: Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.. In December 1956, he married Carol Fox Fuhrman, he adopted Fox's daughter from a previous marriage, Cathy Sulzberger. In 1996, he married Allison Stacey Cowles, widow of William H. Cowles, 3rd, part of the Cowles family that owns The Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Wash.
In 2005, the Newspaper Association of America honored Sulzberger with the Katharine Graham Lifetime Achievement Award. Sulzberger dedicated the Wellesley College pub, aptly named "Punch's Alley", in honor of his wife, Allison, a class of 1955 Wellesley alum. Sulzberger died of a brain hemorrhage at his home on September 29, 2012, he was 86. On June 13, 1971, The New York Times published the first of seven articles on the Pentagon Papers. According to Floyd Abrams, Sulzberger "made the call to accept the risks rather than those of silence", adding that "In retrospect, the decision may seem obvious, but it was by no means an easy one at the time, it remains one for which Sulzberger deserves enormous credit." Behind the Times: Inside the New New York Times, by Edwin Diamond. Villard Books; the Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind The New York Times, by Alex S. Jones, Susan E. Tifft. Back Bay Books, ISBN 0-316-83631-1