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Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption

Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption is a novella by Stephen King from his 1982 collection Different Seasons, subtitled Hope Springs Eternal. It is loosely based on the Leo Tolstoy short story "God Sees the Truth, But Waits", it was adapted for the screen in 1994 as The Shawshank Redemption, nominated for seven Academy Awards in 1994, including Best Picture. In 2009, it was adapted for the stage as the play The Shawshank Redemption; the story is told by the character Red, in a narrative he claims to have been writing from September 1975 to January 1976, with an additional chapter added in spring 1977. In 1948, in Maine, Andy Dufresne, a banker, is tried and convicted for the double murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence, he is sent to Shawshank State Penitentiary to serve a double life sentence. There, he meets a prisoner who smuggles items from the outside world. Andy, an amateur geologist before being imprisoned, asks Red to get him a rock hammer for shaping rocks he collects from the exercise yard into small sculptures.

He requests a large poster of Rita Hayworth, that he hangs on the wall above his bed. Over the ensuing years, Andy requests updated posters from Red, of the latest pin-ups, including Marilyn Monroe and Raquel Welch; when asked, Andy tells Red that he likes to imagine he can step through the pictures and be with the actresses. For his first three years in Shawshank, Andy is the target of a gang of prison rapists called "The Sisters". After a brutal attack led by an inmate named Bogs Diamond, Dufresne is found in his cell beaten badly, but never will say by whom; the Sisters' attacks do not stop. One day and other prisoners are tarring a roof when Andy overhears a senior guard named Byron Hadley complaining about the amount of tax he will have to pay on a sum of money bequeathed to him. Andy tells him a way that he can shelter the money from taxation, offers to complete all the necessary paperwork for Hadley, in exchange for three beers apiece for the other men on the tarring job. From on, it becomes known in the prison that Andy has protection from the guards from all threats, including that of the Sisters.

Andy's work assignment is shifted from the laundry to the prison's library. The new assignment allows Andy to spend time doing financial paperwork for the staff. Andy applies to the Maine State Senate for funding to expand the library. For years, he gets no response to his weekly letters until the Senate sends him $200, thinking Andy will stop requesting funds. Instead of ceasing his letter writing, he starts writing twice as often, his diligent work results in a major expansion of the library's collection, he helps a number of prisoners earn equivalency diplomas. The newest corrupt warden of Shawshank, starts a program called "Inside-Out", where convicts do work outside the prison for slave wages. Normal companies outside cannot compete with the cost of Inside-Out workers, so they offer Norton bribes not to bid for contracts. Andy helps Norton launder the money, among several other illegal enterprises orchestrated by Norton. In February 1963, Andy hears from another prisoner, Tommy Williams, that his former cellmate had bragged about killing a rich golfer and his lover – the wife of a "hotshot banker", convicted of the murders.

Red notes that there are inconsistencies in the story, but Andy feels that the detail of his wife's lover being a "golfing pro" is too specific to be a coincidence. He believes he remembers a man matching Tommy's description of Blatch, working at the marina of the country club, who quit or was fired around the time of the murders. On hearing Tommy's story, Andy realizes that this evidence could result in a new trial and a chance at freedom. Norton scoffs at the story, dismissing it as an attempt by Tommy to cheer Andy up; when Andy accuses him of being deliberately obtuse, the warden has him placed in solitary confinement for 20 days, with only bread and water. By the time Andy is released from solitary and the warden agrees to meet with him again, Norton has had Tommy moved to a minimum-security prison with enough privileges to keep him from speaking about what he knows, Norton implies to Andy that he used his connections to get Blatch released onto a parole program, from which Blatch has since disappeared, making it nearly impossible for Andy to hire a lawyer and pursue a new trial.

Andy assumes his actions are based on Norton being afraid Andy would speak about their illegal activities if he got out, but the warden claims that his real motivation is to teach Andy humility. When Andy threatens to cease all his money laundering and other bookkeeping activities, Norton threatens to put him back into solitary for another 30 days, take away all his protections and privileges, do away with the library. Andy concedes and things resume as they were before Tommy's revelation, though Red notes that Andy's demeanor becomes dark for the next four years. Before he was sentenced to life, Andy managed to sell off his assets and invest the proceeds under a pseudonym; the documents required to claim Peter Stevens' assets and assume his identity are in a safety deposit box in a Portland bank. In October 1967, after 20 years in prison together, Andy shares the information with Red. Andy hints that he could use Red's ability to "get things" in such a place, but Red insists that he's too institutionalized to function on the outside.

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Javořice Highlands (Moravia)

The Javořice Highlands is a mountain range in Moravia, Czech Republic. The Highlands, together with the Jevišovice highlands threshold, form the Western-Moravian part of Moldanubian Zone - east south part of Bohemian Massif; the Javořice Highlands rise to the north of the Gmünd, Lower Austria between Slavonice, the Studená and Mrákotín in the north. The Highlands have an average height of 604 metres; the highest peak is Javořice at 837 metres. To the southeast is the Holbruner Wald in Lower Austria part of Javořice Highlands as well and in the east Jevišovice Highlands; the Javořice Highlands established Bohemian-Moravian border. The mountain range is 76% forested, though by plantations; the forests are in good condition. Numerous bogs and ponds; the primary composition of the range is Granodiorite. Quartz veins. Soil horizon - Cambisol; the Dyje, Jihlava, Nežárka as well among others, originates here, the towns include Telč, Dačice, Slavonice. Geografický místopisný slovník, Praha, 1993. ISBN 80-200-0445-9


Euomphaloidea Euomphalacea, is an extinct superfamily of marine molluscs that lived from the Early Ordovician to the Late Cretaceous, included in the Gastropoda but speculated as instead Monoplacophora. Euomphaloid shells are discoidal and may be either orthostrophic or hyperstrophic; the shell wall is thick, with an external prismatic layer of calcite, which may be pigmented, an internal layer of lamellar, but not nacreous, aragonite. As with all fossils, the taxonomic relations of and within the euophaloids can only be inferred from their remaining hard parts, in their case the shell; the general inclusion of the Euomphalacea, as spelled is based on the asymmetrically coiled tubular shell, suggestive if not indicative of the diagnostic torsion. J. Brooks Knight, et al, 1960, in the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part I, included the Euomphalacea, as used, in the suborder Macluritina, deriving them from the Macluritacea, included the following three families. Euomphalidae de Konick, 1881 Helicotomidae Wenz, 1938 Omphalotrochidae Knight, 1945Prior to, R.

C. Moore in 1952, included the Euomphalacea in the gastropod order Archaeogastropoda; the Euomphaloidea are included in the gastropod order Euomphalina, subclass Eogastropoda according to Ponder & Lindberg Taxonomy of the Gastropoda. This was accepted by Wagner, revised to include the following families. Anomphalidae Wenz, 1938 Elasmonematidae Knight, 1956 Euomphalidae de Koninck, 1881 Helicotomidae Wenz, 1938 Holopeidae Wenz, 1938 Lesueurillidae Wagner, 1999 Microdomatidae Wenz, 1938 Omphalocirridae Wenz, 1938 Omphalotrochidae Knight, 1945 Pseudophoridae Miller, 1889 Raphistomatidae Koken, 1896 Tychobraheidae Horný, 1992 In the meantime Boucet and Rocroi Taxonomy of the Gastropoda classified the Eumphaloidea as Paleozoic molluscs with anisostrophically coiled shells of uncertain position that are gastropods, recognizing only five families, the: Euomphalidae Helicotomidae Lesueurillidae Omphalocirridae Omphalotrochidae Prior to being included in the Euomphaloidea, the Anomphalidae, Elasmonematidae and Microdomatidae were included in the suborder Trochina, Cox & Knight 1960.

The Raphystomatidae were included in the Pleurotomarina. Omphalocirrus is included in the Maclurridae in the Treatise, 1960, but Lioomphalus, given as in the Omphalocerridae is a synonym for Euomphalus, Euomphalidae

Elpídio Silva

Elpídio Pereira Silva Filho, known as Silva, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a striker. He spent most of his career in Portugal representing Boavista and amassing Primeira Liga totals of 187 matches and 62 goals during eight seasons. Other than in his country, Silva competed professionally in Japan, South Korea and Cyprus. Born in Campina Grande, Paraíba, Silva started his professional career with Clube Atlético Mineiro but moved overseas, joining J1 League club Kashiwa Reysol. After just one season he signed with Portugal's S. C. Braga, where he remained for two seasons. Silva's most productive period, was lived with fellow Primeira Liga side Boavista FC, where he was instrumental in the 2001 league conquest by scoring in the decisive 3–0 home win against C. D. Aves in the last matchday. In the subsequent edition of the UEFA Champions League, Silva scored in a 1–1 draw at Liverpool finding the net in the second match between the two teams, with the same result. In Boavista's UEFA Cup semi-final run the following campaign, he labelled Celtic a "one-man team" prior to the sides' meeting in the competition's semifinals.

A move to Sporting Clube de Portugal ensued but, barred by newly signed compatriot Liédson, Silva received few opportunities to shine, although he did net six league goals in his debut season being loaned to Vitória S. C. in between. Released by the Lisbon club in January 2006, Silva subsequently represented Derby County, where he did not appear due to fitness problems, Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano, Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Alki Larnaca FC. In January 2009, he moved to AEK Larnaca FC in the Cypriot First Division. Elpídio Silva at ForaDeJogo Elpídio Silva at J. League Elpídio Silva – K League stats at

Knowledge Fund

The Knowledge Fund a non-profit, charity organization, was founded by Kakha Bendukidze in 2007. KF is the largest endowment in higher education in Georgia to "recruit the country's most talented and motivated students, to offer several schemes to ensure accessibility to the university regardless of students' financial resources." Knowledge Fund focuses on the most critical area for modern Georgia: education. It works principally through partnerships with like-minded individuals, organizations serving and providing financial aid to the most talented students in Georgia, its headquarters is in Georgia. Between 2007 and 2012 KF invested over 50 million USD, this being an unprecedented volume of private investment in tertiary education in Georgia; the main projects, maintained by the Knowledge Fund are the Free University of Tbilisi and Agricultural University of Georgia. In October 2014 the KF won a Court case against the Ministry of Economics of Georgia; the decision of the court highlighted the "fulfilment of Investment Obligations by the Foundation towards the Ministry."The executive head of the Foundation is Kakha Bendukidze's daughter – Anastasia Bendukidze-Goncharova

TeST TST-1 Alpin

The TeST TST-1 Alpin is a Czech shoulder-wing, single-seat, pusher configuration motor glider, designed and produced by TeST. The TST-1 was the first motor glider in a long line of aircraft produced by the company; the design goals included that it should be economical to build and operate as well as easy to fly, with outstanding soaring capabilities with the engine shut down. The aircraft has a wooden structure, with some fibreglass parts; the 12.6 m span wing employs a Wortmann FX 61-184 airfoil. Both the wings and tail detached for storage; the standard engine is a custom M-115 flat configuration two-stroke powerplant of 18 kW, although other engines can be used instead, including the 37 kW Hirth F-23 and 30 kW Rotax 447. The engine is mounted in pusher configuration in a faired pod on a short non-retractable strut and behind the cockpit; the landing gear is a rigidly-mounted monowheel gear. When it was available the aircraft was available as plans, a standard 600 hour build-time kit, an "express-built" kit or as a complete ready-to-fly aircraft.

Prices in 1998 were US$325 for the plans, US$9,840 for the standard kit and US$15,250 for the completed aircraft. In 1998 22 were flying. Data from PurdyGeneral characteristics Crew: one Length: 5.9 m Wingspan: 12.6 m Wing area: 11.09 m2 Airfoil: Wortmann FX 61-184 Empty weight: 150 kg Gross weight: 279 kg Fuel capacity: 15 litres Powerplant: 1 × M-115 flat two-stroke, 18 kW Propellers: two-bladed wooden, fixed pitchPerformance Maximum speed: 180 km/h Cruise speed: 97 km/h Stall speed: 60 km/h Range: 350 km Service ceiling: 2,400 m List of gliders photo of TST-1