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Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker is an American actress and designer. She is known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series Sex and the City, for which she won two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series and three Screen Actors Guild Awards; the character was popular during the airing of the series and was recognized as one of the greatest female characters in American television. She reprised the role in films Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2. Parker made her Broadway debut at the age of 11 in the 1976 revival of The Innocents, before going on to star in the title role of the Broadway musical Annie in 1979, she made her first major film appearances in Firstborn. Her other film roles include L. A. Story, Honeymoon in Vegas, Hocus Pocus, Ed Wood, The First Wives Club, The Family Stone, Failure to Launch, Did You Hear About the Morgans?, New Year's Eve. In 2012, Parker returned to television for the first time since Sex and the City, portraying Isabelle Wright in three episodes of the FOX series Glee.

She is starring as Frances Dufresne in the HBO series Divorce, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Since 2005, she has run her own production company, Pretty Matches, creating content for HBO and other channels. Sarah Jessica Parker was born in Nelsonville, the daughter of Barbara Parker, a nursery-school operator and teacher, Stephen Parker, an entrepreneur and journalist, she was one of a total of eight children from her parents' marriage and her mother's second marriage. Parker's parents divorced when she was 3 1/2 years old, her mother married Paul Forste, a truck driver and account executive. Parker's father, a native of Brooklyn, is Jewish. Parker's mother is of German, some English, descent. Parker has identified culturally with her father's faith, although she has had no religious training, she has said that while her family lived in Cincinnati, her mother emulated a New York lifestyle. Parker's parents struggled to support their large family – oftentimes the electricity could be shut off, or the family would have to forgo Christmases and birthdays for lack of money.

Nonetheless, she has stated: "I wouldn't change any of it, for anything... for the most part, we had everything we needed. Not always, but for the most part." Parker's mother immersed her children in culture and extracurricular activities. Her family moved to Cincinnati and to Dobbs Ferry, New York, near New York City, so that she could get specialized training. There, her mother and stepfather helped Parker develop her career as a child actress. In 1977, the family moved to the newly opened planned community on Roosevelt Island, in the East River between Manhattan and Queens, to Manhattan; the family moved to Englewood, New Jersey, where Parker attended Dwight Morrow High School. Parker attended the School of American Ballet in New York City, the New York Professional Children's School, the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Hollywood High School in Los Angeles. Parker and four siblings appeared in a production of The Sound of Music at the outdoor Municipal Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri.

She was selected for a role in the new 1977–81 Broadway musical Annie: first in the small role of "July" and succeeding Andrea McArdle and Shelley Bruce in the lead role of the Depression-era orphan, beginning March 1979. Parker held the role for a year. In 1982, Parker obtained the lead role of the CBS sitcom Square Pegs, her performance as a shy teen who showed hidden depths was acclaimed by critics. In the three years that followed, Parker was cast in four films: the most significant being Footloose and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, with Helen Hunt. In 1986, Parker appeared in Flight of a Disney science fiction film. In the romantic comedy L. A. Story, Parker took on the role of a ditzy aspiring spokesmodel meeting a television meteorologist, she would star with Nicolas Cage, as the girlfriend of a commitment-phobe man, in the film Honeymoon in Vegas, play one in a villainous trio of witches in the Disney fantasy family comedy Hocus Pocus, alongside Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy. Honeymoon in Vegas was a critical and commercial success, while Hocus Pocus rated average with reviewers and made a modest US$39 million in the US, but became a cult film due to strong DVD sales and large television following.

In 1993, she starred as a police diver opposite Bruce Willis in the film Striking Distance, in 1994, she appeared opposite Johnny Depp in the critically acclaimed biographical drama Ed Wood as the titular character's girlfriend, Dolores Fuller. She headlined the romantic comedy Miami Rhapsody, playing woman who has some misgivings about her fiancée and starred in the off-Broadway play Sylvia, alongside future husband Matthew Broderick. In 1996, she appeared in another Tim Burton-directed movie, Mars Attacks!, in which she made part of a large ense

1940–41 in Scottish football

The 1940–41 season was the 68th season of competitive football in Scotland and the second season of special wartime football during World War II. Between 1939 and 1946 normal competitive football was suspended in Scotland. Many footballers signed up to fight in the war and as a result many teams were depleted, fielded guest players instead; the Scottish Football League and Scottish Cup were suspended and in their place regional league competitions were set up. Appearances in these tournaments do not count in players' official records. League competition was played in the Southern League. No country-wide cup competition took place, although the Glasgow Cup and Renfrewshire Cup continued, a Southern League Cup was competed for, a competition which formed the basis of the League Cup. Due to the war official international football was suspended and so the Scotland team was inactive; however unofficial internationals featuring scratch teams representing Scotland continued. Appearances in these matches are not, included in a players total international caps.

Scotland faced England in a wartime international on 8 February 1941 at St James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne in front of 25,000 fans. Scotland won 3 -- 2, their goals coming from a brace from Dougie Wallace; the Scotland team that day comprised: Jerry Dawson, Bobby Hogg, Andy Beattie, Malky McDonald, Jimmy Dykes, George Brown, John Milne, Tommy Walker, Jimmy Smith, Dougie Wallace and Jimmy Caskie. The two teams met again at Hampden Park, Glasgow on 3 May 1941 in front of a crowd of 78,000; this time Scotland suffered a 3–1 defeat, with their only goal coming from Alex Venters. The Scotland team that day comprised: Jerry Dawson, Jimmy Carabine, Jock Shaw, Bill Shankly, Jimmy Dykes, Tom Brown, Torrance Gillick, Tommy Walker, Jimmy Smith, Alex Venters and Jimmy Caskie. Association football during World War II League winners at RSSSF Glasgow Cup winners at RSSSF Scottish Football Historical Archive

Great Controversy theme

In Seventh-day Adventist theology, the Great Controversy theme refers to the cosmic battle between Jesus Christ and Satan played out on earth. Ellen G. White, a co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, delineates the theme in her book The Great Controversy, first published in 1858; the concept, or metanarrative, derives from many visions the author reported to have received, as well as from scriptural references. Adventist theology sees the concept as important in that it provides an understanding of the origin of evil, of the eventual destruction of evil and the restoration of God's original purpose for this world, it constitutes belief number 8 of the church's 28 Fundamentals. Adventist Theologian Herbert E. Douglass writes that Calvinistic-leaning Christians view this theme and the Adventist movement that produced it as heterodox. One of the 28 fundamental beliefs of Seventh-day Adventists states: 8. Great Controversy: All humanity is now involved in a great controversy between Christ and Satan regarding the character of God, His law, His sovereignty over the universe.

This conflict originated in heaven when a created being, endowed with freedom of choice, in self-exaltation became Satan, God's adversary. He led into rebellion a portion of the angels, he introduced the spirit of rebellion into this world when he led Eve into sin. This human sin resulted in the distortion of the image of God in humanity, the disordering of the created world, its eventual devastation at the time of the worldwide flood. Observed by the whole creation, this world became the arena of the universal conflict, out of which the God of love will be vindicated. To assist His people in this controversy, Christ sends the Holy Spirit and the loyal angels to guide and sustain them in the way of salvation. Seventh-day Adventists regard The Great Controversy as one of Ellen White's important works. In it she writes of the perfection of those who stand at the end while Christ still intercedes in the Most Holy Place: "Now, while our great High Priest is making the atonement for us, we should seek to become perfect in Christ.

Not by a thought could our Saviour be brought to yield to the power of temptation.... This is the condition in which those must be found who shall stand in the time of trouble.". The urgency for attaining perfection comes from the knowledge that the remnant must live during the "time of trouble" at the end to prove to the universe that fallen human beings can keep the law of God. Ellen White states, ``, darkness covers the inhabitants of the earth. In that fearful time the righteous must live in the sight of a holy God without an intercessor.". She explains this is necessary because the "earthliness" of the remnant must be cleansed that the image of Christ may be reflected: "God's love for His children during the period of their severest trial is as strong and tender as in the days of their sunniest prosperity. White emphasizes that attaining God's blessing will mean denying self: "Those who are unwilling to deny self, to agonize before God, to pray long and earnestly for His blessing, will not obtain it.

Wrestling with God–how few know what it is!". Ellen White in The Great Controversy and in her other writings does not link perfection to something that happens from the believer, but with what God does for the believer through Christ, she states that those who try to trust in their own righteousness cannot understand how it comes through Christ. Clifford Goldstein describes hearing "the Great Controversy from an unlikely source". In a lecture from The Teaching Company by philosopher and "agnostic Episcopalian" James Hall, Goldstein perceived him teaching "basically, the great controversy scenario, pretty much how any traditional Adventist would." The Great Controversy Seventh-day Adventist theology Seventh-day Adventist eschatology 28 Fundamentals Ellen G. White "The Great Controversy", chapter 8 in Seventh-day Adventists Believe... A Biblical Exposition of 27 Fundamental Doctrines, by the Ministerial Association "A Cosmic Struggle: We’re all involved and we all must decide" by Douglas Matacio.

Adventist World The Great Controversy by Ellen White from the Ellen G. White Estate