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Ronnie Screwvala

Rohinton Soli "Ronnie" Screwvala is a first generation Indian entrepreneur and philanthropist. He has been named on Esquire's List of the 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century and ranked 78 among the 100 most influential people in the world on the Time 100, he was listed amongst 25 Asia’s Most Powerful people by Fortune Magazine. And titled the Jack Warner of India by Newsweek. Based in Mumbai, Ronnie pioneered Cable Television, built a Media and Entertainment conglomerate that partnered with News Corp, 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company and Bloomberg and in 2012 he divested the company to Disney for an enterprise value of US$1.4 billion. From 2013 onwards he and his wife scaled their Non Profit The Swades Foundation whose goal is to work with a million people in rural India, empower them and move them out of poverty every 6–7 years and move to another geography. Has co-founded UpGrad, into Online Education in the higher education and specialization sector, built a Sports company spanning Football / E Sports and Kabaddi, re-entered the media content space to build a creative content company in Movies and Digital Content, authored a Book titled Dream with Your Eyes Open and through his investment company Unilazer Ventures he has been a significant private equity investor in Indian start ups with early stage investment and significant minority stakes.

Screwvala was born in Bombay into a Parsi family. His father was an executive at Smith & Nephew. Screwvala schooled and went to college in Mumbai at Cathedral and John Connon School and Sydenham College. Screwvala had a keen interest in theatre while in school and acted in professional plays with Bombay theatre as a hobby, he played notable roles in Death of a Salesman. Screwvala is married to his second marriage. Zarina has been a co-founder in the media company UTV they founded, now is the co-Trustee of their Philanthropic foundation, they live in South Mumbai. His first wife, Manjula Nanavati and Screwvala have one daughter, Trishya Screwvala, who runs her own Not For Profit, The Lighthouse Project, and, married to sports commentator Suhail Chandhok. Opportunistic in the early days of his entrepreneurship, Screwvala founded a toothbrush manufacturing company. Screwvala’s is credited with pioneering Cable TV in India at a time when there was a single terrestrial channel and grew that to multiple cities and most of the hotel chains in India.

Screwvala founded UTV and over the period grew it into a media conglomerate spanning a leading movie studio, a Games Studio and creative content company that went public and listed on stock exchanges in 2005 and into which Disney took a substantial stake until he divested the whole company to them in 2012. Along with his wife Zarina, Ronnie has founded The Swades Foundation whose goal is to lift a million people out of poverty. Presently, Swades is active in Raigad district in the state of Maharashtra in two thousand villages and involving half a million people, it is working on Water, Health and the main focus is on Livelihood opportunities. Screwvala co-founded upGrad, one of the largest Online Education companies in India - focused on the higher Education and Specialization sector. Screwvala co-founded U Sports with a focus on three sports, Kabaddi a popular sport in India and around Asia, E Sports and in Football where under the brand U Dreams the focus is to train and manage talent under various years of age for a sustained duration, manage their careers for the long term to play professionally in India and globally.

RSVP is Screwvala’s re-entry into the media and entertainment industry. This time is focussed on developing its own scripts and screenplays and working with directors that share the common vision of storytelling. Unilazer was incorporated by Screwvala as a private equity company that has made investments in the Indian new economy companies and start-ups, with early stage investments with significant minority stake as bringing with him his entrepreneurial experience to the founders; the sectors in which Unilazer has invested range from e commerce to a leading online eyewear company in India, from AI and Bots to Agriculture to Microhousing Finance. The following is a list of films produced/ co-produced by Screwvala

Al Skinner

Albert Lee Skinner Jr. is an American men's college basketball head coach and a former collegiate and professional basketball player. He was the head coach of the Boston College Eagles men's basketball team and was an assistant at Bryant University before becoming the head coach of Kennesaw State University in 2015. Skinner played at the University of Massachusetts. While on the freshman team in the 1970–71 season, the varsity team was led by Julius Erving, in what would be Erving's final season in college. Skinner was a teammate of Rick Pitino. Skinner scored 1,235 points in his three years on the varsity squad, he led the team in rebounding each of those three years, in scoring in his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, he averaged a double-double with 11.0 rebounds. That scoring average led the Yankee Conference, he recorded the first triple-double in UMass history, with 28 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists against St. Peter's on Dec. 28, 1973 in Springfield MA. Skinner was a three-time Yankee Conference First Team selection.

He led UMass to two straight YC titles in the 1972 -- 1973 -- 74 seasons. As a senior in 1973 -- 74, he was an All-America honorable mention selection, his jersey number 30 was retired in a ceremony at UMass on Feb. 18, 2004. Skinner was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 1974 NBA draft, he never ended up playing with Boston. Instead, he joined the New York Nets in the ABA; the pair helped the Nets win the ABA title in 1975–76. In his total ABA/NBA career, he spent time with the Pistons and 76ers. An odd footnote to Skinner's career is that he's the only player in NBA history to earn a DNP for both teams in the same game. After retiring from his playing career, Skinner entered, he served as an assistant coach at Marist from 1982 to 1984, at the University of Rhode Island from 1984 to 1988. He was named head coach at URI beginning with the 1988–89 season, replacing Tom Penders. Skinner coached the Rams for nine seasons, during which he won the Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year award for the 1991–92 season.

He is credited for recruiting many of the players of the Rams' 1997–98 team – Cuttino Mobley and Tyson Wheeler – which reached the Elite Eight of the 1998 NCAA Tournament. During Skinner's tenure, the Rams were selected to two NCAA Tournaments, he was inducted into URI's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000. On April 17, 1997, Skinner was hired to lead Boston College after Jim O'Brien left for Ohio State. Nearly all of the Eagles' prominent players followed O'Brien to Ohio State, leaving Skinner with a depleted roster; as a result, the Eagles struggled for Skinner's first three seasons in Chestnut Hill, winning only 12 games in Big East play and 32 overall. After the Eagles struggled in Skinner's first three seasons in Chestnut Hill, he guided the 2000–01 team to the Big East regular season title with a 13–3 record—their first regular season title in 18 years; the Eagles went on to win the Big East Tournament, earned a #3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. He was named the season's Coach of the Year both Nationally and in the Big East.

In the 2004–05 season, the Eagles became the first Big East team in history to start a season 20–0. The Eagles were ranked #4 in the AP Poll at the time, reached as high as #3 in the season. Though they won the conference regular season title, the Eagles fell in the Quarter-Finals of the Big East Tournament; as a #4 seed in the 2005 NCAA Tournament, they were upset by #12 seed Milwaukee. Skinner was named Big East Coach of the Year in 2004–05; the 2005–06 Eagles finished with a 28–8 record, which stands as the most wins in a single season in BC history. They advanced to the Sweet 16, tying the second-deepest NCAA run for an Eagle team. During the season, Skinner became the all-time winningest coach in BC history, surpassing O'Brien's 168 wins. Through the 2009–10 season, Skinner led Boston College to seven NCAA Tournaments, one NIT. On March 30, 2010, Skinner was fired as head coach at Boston College following only his second losing season of the millennium. A year to the day after his firing, Skinner took part in a phone interview with Boston Globe sportswriter Mark Blaudschun.

Ending a year of self-imposed silence about what transpired at Boston College, Skinner defended his record, stating, "I ran a good program, I graduated my kids. Everybody has problems, but we addressed them and handled them in a matter that satisfied every one." Skinner continued the interview by noting that he felt had he been at BC during the 2010–11 season, the Eagles would have been more of a factor in the national picture. "I know the potential we had", he said. "We would have had a dog in this fight, that we don’t bothers me." His remarks, the fact that his interview ran on the front page of the Sports section of The Boston Globe, demonstrated the ongoing controversy regarding his firing in March 2010. In 2013, Skinner joined the staff of his former assistant coach, Tim O'Shea, as an assistant coach at Bryant University, his first coaching job since being let go at Boston College. On April 26, 2015, Skinner was named the sixth head coach in school history at Kennesaw State, replacing Jimmy Lallathin.

On February 21, 2019, Skinner announced his resignation from Kennesaw State effective at the end of the season. During the 1978–79 season, Skinner was traded by the New Jersey Nets to the Philadelphia 76ers along with Eric Money for Harvey Catchings and Ralph Simpson; the trade occurred while a protest filed by the Nets against the referees of an earlier game aga

Olsborg Castle

Olsborg Castle Olofsborg, was a fortified castle located in Tanum Municipality, Sweden, in the province of Bohuslän. It is located on a steep cliff, might previous to use been an early hill fort, it was constructed in 1502 by the squire Nils Ravaldsson from Åby, after a recent Norwegian-Swedish rebel attack on Viken. Most of it was destroyed shortly after, when the commander of Bohus Fortress Otto Rud attacked on Christmas night 1504. After the turmoil created by the dethronement of the Danish king Christian II, the Swedes returned, seized the area and reconstructed Olsborg's fortifications; the brief Swedish rule of northern Bohuslän was administrated from Olsborg by the nobles Lars Siggesson and Ture Jönsson, between 1523 and 1525. In 1525, the administration was moved to Karlsborg Castle, south of Hamburgsund. During these years, the castle defenses were improved in 1526. During Christian II's attempt to retake his throne, the part of Bohuslän under Swedish rule was attacked, both Karlsborg and Olsborg were destroyed by Norwegian forces in December 1531.

Decades several attempts to rebuild the castle was made by Sweden. Eric XIV in 1564 and Johan III in 1569 and 1570 both tried, but the attempts were unsuccessful and the castle remained in ruins; the ruins were still visible during the early 20th century, when they were excavated by Wilhelm Berg, who excavated other castles in the province, such as Ragnhildsholmen Castle and Dynge Castle. "Naverstad 218:1". Swedish National Heritage Board. Retrieved 2011-11-23. "Nordisk familjebok". Project Runeberg. Retrieved 2011-11-23

Bruce (New Zealand electorate)

Bruce was a rural parliamentary electorate in the Otago region of New Zealand, from 1861 to 1922. For part of the 1860s with the influx to Otago of gold-miners it was a multi-member constituency with two members. In 1865 the Bruce electorate included Tokomairiro, East Taieri, suburbs of Dunedin, Inch Clutha, Lawrence and Pomahaka; the Bruce electorate was formed in the 1860 electoral redistribution. It covered the rural area surrounding Dunedin, part of the Dunedin Country electorate; the Bruce electorate was a two-member constituency. Charles Kettle and Thomas Gillies were the only two candidates for the newly constituted two-member electorate of Bruce, they were thus declared elected unopposed on 11 February 1861. Kettle died on 5 June 1862. Edward Cargill succeeded him in the 1862 by-election. Thomas Gillies resigned in 1865 and the subsequent by-election was contested by William John Dyer and Arthur John Burns. On 8 April 1865, Dyer received 102 and 78 votes. Burns was thus declared elected. In 1865, Edward Cargill resigned.

The resulting by-election, held on 26 July, was contested by John Cargill. Macandrew and J. Cargill received 207 and 34 votes, Macandrew was declared elected. From the 1866 general election, Bruce was a single-member electorate. John Cargill was its first representative, he resigned in 1870. James Clark Brown won the 1870 by-election on 21 March. Brown stood for Tuapeka in the 1871 general election. William Murray won the 1871 election for Bruce, was confirmed in 1876 and 1879, but defeated in 1881 by James Rutherford, who died in 1883. James McDonald was defeated at the 1884 general election. Robert Gillies won the 1884 general election, but resigned on 30 June 1885. Donald Reid won the resulting 1885 by-election, but was defeated at the 1887 general election by Crawford Anderson, he retired at the end of the term, the 1890 general election was won by James William Thomson, who resigned again in 1892. The Defence Minister James Allen won the 1892 by-election and held the seat until 1920, when he resigned.

John Edie was successful in the 1920 by-election, when the electorate was abolished in 1922, he stood for Clutha. Bruce was represented by 16 Members of Parliament. Key: Independent Conservative Reform Liberal Bruce was a two-member electorate from 1861 to 1866. From 1866 to 1922, Bruce was a single-member electorate. McRobie, Alan. Electoral Atlas of New Zealand. Wellington: GP Books. ISBN 0-477-01384-8. Scholefield, Guy. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949. Wellington: Govt. Printer. Wilson, James Oakley. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984. Wellington: V. R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103

Karosa B 832

Karosa B 832 is an urban bus produced by bus manufacturer Karosa from the Czech Republic, in the years 1997 to 1999. It was succeeded by Karosa B 932 in 1996. Karosa B 832 is a model of the Karosa 800 series; the B 832 is similar to its predecessor, the Karosa B 732 city bus, unified with city bus model B 841 and with intercity bus C 834. The body is semi-self-supporting with engine with manual gearbox in the rear part; the engine drives only the rear axle. The front axle is independent, rear axle is solid. All axles are mounted on Air suspension. On the right side are three doors. Inside are used leatherette seats, plastic Fainsa seats; the driver's cab is separated from the rest of the vehicle by a glazed partition. In the middle, or in the rear part is room for a wheelchair; because in the states of former Soviet Union were problems with the connivance of the new Karosa 900 series, Karosa decided to continue for these countries with production of modified buses 700 series under new designation – 800 series.

800 series buses were manufactured since 1997, when was completed production of the 700 series, until 1999, when it was replaced by buses of 900th series. B 832 buses produced a total of 102 pieces. B 832 were intended for export to the countries of the former Soviet Union. A few pieces ended in Czech Slovakia due to insolvency of buyers; some vehicles B 832, operated in the former Czechoslovakia, were purchased as a "replacement" body for the older buses 700th series. MHDT Kladno List of buses

Ananda Gopal Bandopadhyay

Ananda Gopal Bandopadhyay is an Indian tabla player. He was trained in the style of the Benaras Gharana by his teacher Mahadev Prasad Mishra, his father, Radha Gopal Bandopadhyay, was an amateur vocalist. Bandopadhyay has accompanied several notable vocal musicians, as well as producing solo recordings, giving solo performances. Over his career, has accompanied several notable Hindusthani classical singers, he has performed in several cities outside India, including Boston, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, as well as the World Youth Festival in Berlin. Bandopadhyay is a past faculty member of ITC Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata, as well as a top rated artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan. In 1965, he won the first prize in The All India Radio music competition, was awarded the President's Gold Medal. In 1970, the Emperor of Ethiopia presented him with a Gold Medal, an honor not extended to foreign musicians. In 2012, he was awarded the Sangeet Ratna Award by The Salt Lake Music Association.

Ananda Gopal Bandopadhyay is married to Rekha Bandopadhyay. He is the father of Pran Gopal Bandopadhyay, a tabla player whom he trained, Kasturi Bandopadhyay, a Hindusthani classical and semi-classical vocalist. Zakir Hussain Anindo Chatterjee Kumar Bose Shankar Ghosh Suresh Talwalkar Biography