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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a 1954 American musical film, directed by Stanley Donen, with music by Saul Chaplin and Gene de Paul, lyrics by Johnny Mercer, choreography by Michael Kidd. The screenplay, by Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Dorothy Kingsley, is based on the short story "The Sobbin' Women", by Stephen Vincent Benét, based in turn on the Ancient Roman legend of The Rape of the Sabine Women. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, set in Oregon in 1850, is known for Kidd's unusual choreography, which makes dance numbers out of such mundane frontier pursuits as chopping wood and raising a barn. Film critic Stephanie Zacharek has called the barn-raising sequence in Seven Brides "one of the most rousing dance numbers put on screen." The film was photographed in Ansco Color in the CinemaScope format. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers won the Academy Award for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture and was nominated for four additional awards, including Best Picture. In 2006, American Film Institute named Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as one of the best American musical films made.

In 2004, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was selected for preservation in the U. S. National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being "culturally or aesthetically significant." In 1850, backwoodsman Adam Pontipee comes to town in the Oregon Territory to shop and look for a bride. He comes upon the local tavern, where he sees Millie chopping wood. After being convinced of her worth by the quality of her cooking and her insistence on finishing her chores before she would leave with him, he proposes and she accepts despite knowing him for only a few hours. On the journey home, Millie talks about how she is excited to be cooking and taking care of only one man while Adam begins to look uncomfortable; when they arrive at his cabin in the mountains, Milly is surprised to learn that Adam is the eldest of seven brothers living under the same roof. The brothers have been given Bible names alphabetically: Adam, Caleb, Ephraim and Gideon. All of the brothers have red hair, all but Gideon are well over six feet tall.

Milly is shocked at how dirty their house is, along with how unkempt and uncouth Adam and his brothers are. That night, Milly is angry and tells Adam that he wanted a servant girl instead of a wife. Adam acknowledges. After he plans to spend the night sleeping in a tree outside their window so that he won't lose face with his brothers, she relents after explaining she was upset because she had had high hopes of marriage and love; the next morning, Milly decides to teach Adam and his brothers cleanliness and proper manners - at the table during meals. After the brothers wash and shave, Milly is shocked at how handsome they are, that none of them got married, it turns out that the brothers saw girls and never learned how to communicate with them. At first, the brothers have a hard time changing from their "mountain man" ways, but come to see their only chance to get brides of their own is to do things Milly's way, they try out their new manners at a social gathering in the town, where they meet six women they like – Dorcas, Martha, Liza and Alice.

The girls take a fancy to the brothers as well. However, all of them have suitors among the young men of the town, who taunt the brothers into fighting during the barn-raising. At first, the six brothers try to resist being drawn into a fight; the suitors go too far when they attack Adam, provoking Gideon into fighting back. A brawl ensues. Although the Pontipee brothers did not start the fight, they are kicked out of the town by the townspeople. Winter comes, the six younger brothers are pining for the girls they had fallen in love with. Milly asks Adam to talk to the brothers as she fears they will want to leave because of missing the girls. Adam reads his brothers the story of "The Sobbin' Women", from the book of Stories from Plutarch that Milly had brought to the homestead along with her Bible, he tells them. Aided by Adam, the brothers kidnap the six girls cause an avalanche in Echo Pass so the townspeople can't pursue them; the Pontipee homestead is cut off from the town. The only problem: the brothers forgot to bring the parson along to perform the marriages.

Milly is furious with Adam and his brothers for kidnapping the women, she kicks Adam and his brothers out of their house and sends them to the barn to "eat and sleep with the rest of the livestock," while the women stay in the house with her. Adam, angered by Milly's action, leaves for the trapping cabin further up the mountain to spend the winter by himself. Gideon tells Milly and begs her to tell Adam not to leave, but Milly refuses, saying: "He's gotta learn that he can't treat people this way." Winter passes, the women vent their frustrations by pulling pranks on the brothers, though there is clear attraction on both sides. After Milly announces that she's going to have a baby, the women and the brothers come together as a family. Milly gives birth in the spring; the daughter is named Hannah as a continuum to the names in alphabetical order, the last one being Gideon. Gideon rides to the cabin to inform Adam of his daughter's arrival and a

Everest '82

Everest'82 is a Canadian drama film miniseries directed by Graeme Campbell and written by Keith Ross Leckie. It was produced by Alberta Filmworks; the series is based on the book Canadians on Everest: The Courageous Expedition of 1982 by Bruce Patterson of the Times-Colonist newspaper. Everest'82 tells the true story of the first Canadians to climb Mount Everest; the film begins with Laurie Skreslet just having lost his best friend in a climbing accident, that happened near Banff. He believes; the movie switches to an Everest expedition making its way through the dramatic Nepalese countryside approaching the mountain. The expedition leaders are fighting, which does little to reassure the conflicted doubts Laurie has about climbing and the guilt he feels over his friend's death. Once they are on the mountain a huge avalanche kills three of them. Two days a collapse of ice crushes another. Everything goes wrong, the media turns against them, the sponsors cut off supplies and tell them to come home, the mountain is too unstable.

Because of this half of the climbers leave. As the rest of the climbers are about to go, Laurie reflects on the situation, digging deep within himself to find inspiration and becomes convinced he must go on, he talks a couple of them into continuing up the mountain, inspired by the ghosts of past climbers, their deaths and triumphs. Official Everest'82 website Everest'82 on IMDb CBC's Everest dramatic, but it shortchanged climbers, Bruce Patterson, Times-Colonist, 14 September 2008. Retrieved 2009-9-8

Tore Eriksen

Tore Eriksen is a Norwegian economist and civil servant. He was at one time dubbed "Norway's most powerful bureaucrat", he was first employed as a research assistant from 1974 to 1978. He was hired by the Ministry of Finance and Customs in 1978, subsequently was promoted to deputy under-secretary of State in 1991. From 1993 to 1998 he was a deputy under-secretary of State in the Office of the Prime Minister. From January 1999 to June 2011 he was the permanent under-secretary of State of the Ministry of Finance, except a period from 2002 to 2003 when Lorents Lorentsen was acting secretary, it was in this period that he, along with Jens Stoltenberg and Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen authored the so-called budgetary rule, which regulates the usage of capital gains from the oil and petroleum sector and which would play a pivotal part of the economic policy of consecutive Norwegian governments. Known as a numerical "genius", he is credited with providing the stable fiscal policy which Norway maintained throughout the 2007–2012 global financial crisis.

Eriksen served as Norway's official ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development from 2011 to 2014, when he returned to the Ministry of Finance as a special adviser. In August 2012 the newspaper Verdens Gang reported that Eriksen along with his wife earned more than NOK 2.5 million in salary from the Norwegian government, this was higher than any other civil servant in public service and 50 percent higher than his predecessor. It was revealed that the foreign minister Jonas Gahr Støre, his former colleague and alleged friend, had given him the lucrative job without publicly announcing the vacancy. Additionally Eriksen received a NOK 500.000 tax-free increase due to him living abroad and a NOK 132.000 "spousal increase" due to him living with his wife. Analysts called it "special treatment" due to "close relationships" between the political elite, he is a cand.oecon. By education, having graduated from the University of Oslo in 1975. Eriksen is married to Ann-Marit Sæbønes, a Labour party politician and former mayor of Oslo

EMLL 56th Anniversary Show

The EMLL 56th Anniversary Show was a professional wrestling major show event produced by Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre that took place on September 22, 1989 in Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico. The event commemorated the 56th anniversary of EMLL, which would become the oldest professional wrestling promotion in the world; the Anniversary show is EMLL's biggest show of their Super Bowl event. The main event was a tag team Lucha de Apuestas between the teams of Atlantis and El Satánico and Tierra Viento y Fuego and MS-1 where one team member put their mask on the line and one team member put their hair on the line; the 1989 Anniversary show commemorated the 56th anniversary of the Mexican professional wrestling company Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre holding their first show on September 22, 1933 by promoter and founder Salvador Lutteroth. EMLL was rebranded early in 1992 to become Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre signal their departure from the National Wrestling Alliance. With the sales of the Jim Crockett Promotions to Ted Turner in 1988 EMLL became the oldest, still-operating wrestling promotion in the world.

Over the years EMLL/CMLL has on occasion held multiple shows to celebrate their anniversary but since 1977 the company has only held one annual show, considered the biggest show of the year, CMLL's equivalent of WWE's WrestleMania or their Super Bowl event. CMLL has held their Anniversary show at Arena México in Mexico City, Mexico since 1956, the year the building was completed, over time Arena México earned the nickname "The Cathedral of Lucha Libre" due to it hosting most of EMLL/CMLL's major events since the building was completed. Traditionally EMLL/CMLL holds their major events on Friday Nights, replacing their scheduled Super Viernes show; the event featured five professional wrestling matches with different wrestlers involved in pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers were portrayed as either heels or faces as they followed a series of tension-building events, which culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches; the main event match was a continuation of a storyline feud between El Satánico and MS-1 that started with the break-up of Los Infernales, a group both of them belonged to.

The feud involved the third Infernales member Pirata Morgan and saw all three fight against each through most of 1989 with various EMLL wrestlers backing them up. At one point MS-1 was aided by the enmascarado Tierra Viento y Fuego in his attacks on El Satánico and joined Los Infernales to replace Satánico. During one 2-on-1 sneak attack Satánico was saved by former opponent Atlantis. In the end all four agreed to a match at the 56th Anniversary where Satánico and MS-1 would put their hair on the line and Atlantis and Tierra Viento y Fuego put their masks on the line, in the ultimate "feud settler" match in Lucha Libre, the Lucha de Apuesta. El Satánico feud with the former Los Infernales continued on, including Pirata Morgan defeating Satánico to win the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship a month after the anniversary show. Los Infernales would reunite in 1990 for one last run as a trio. Tierra Viento y Fuego would adopt a new ring persona and be known as "Damián el Guerrero"

Geoffrey Blythe

Geoffrey Blythe was the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. Blythe was born at Norton in Derbyshire to William Blythe and a sister of Thomas Rotherham, Archbishop of York, he was schooled at Eton and entered King's College, Cambridge in 1483. He was ordained a priest on 4 April 1496. King Henry VII entertained a high opinion of his abilities, employed him in foreign embassies, he was special ambassador on 27 May 1502 to Vladislas II, King of Hungary and Bohemia, on his return was rewarded with the bishopric of Coventry and Lichfield. From 1512 to 1524 he was appointed president of the Council of Wales and the Marches. Blythe's elder brother John was Bishop of Salisbury, Bishops' House in Sheffield is said to be so named because it was built for the brothers, though there is no evidence that they lived there. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Blythe, Geoffrey". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900

Hannah Ginsborg

Hannah Ginsborg is Willis S and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. She received a B. A. in Philosophy and Modern Languages from the University of Oxford in 1980 and a Ph. D. in Philosophy from Harvard University in 1989. Her education included a year in Paris studying logic and philosophy at the Université de Paris-I, a year in Berlin affiliated with the Freie Universität. Since 1988 she has been teaching at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2004-2005 she was a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, she spent the academic year 2010-2011 as a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin and the fall of 2014 as a Visiting Research Professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich. She served as Chair of the Berkeley Philosophy Department from 2016 to 2019. Much of Ginsborg’s research, beginning with her 1989 doctoral thesis “The Role of Taste in Kant’s Theory of Cognition,” has been concerned with Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Judgment.

She has argued for the importance of the Critique of Judgment to Kant’s theory of cognition and for the internal unity of the Critique of Judgment, which she sees as grounded in a notion of purposiveness as normativity. Within Kant’s aesthetics, she has proposed a controversial interpretation of judgments of beauty as self-referential judgments which claim their own universal validity; this “austere” account rests on a distinctive notion of normativity – a normativity not based on rules or concepts -- which figures in her interpretation of Kant’s theory of biology. Since 2006 she has applied this notion of normativity to issues in the interpretation of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, in particular questions about Kant’s theory of perceptual experience and the question of whether Kant was a nonconceptualist, to issues in contemporary philosophy including the philosophy of perception, the theory of knowledge, the philosophy of language and mind, she has argued that this notion of normativity, which she calls “primitive normativity,” resolves the paradox about rule-following which Saul Kripke finds in Wittgenstein and helps makes sense of the controversial idea that meaning is normative.

Ginsborg has published two books, The Role of Taste in Kant’s Theory of Cognition and The Normativity of Nature: Essays on Kant's Critique of Judgement. She has published articles in journals such as Nous, The Journal of Philosophy, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, as well as book chapters and encyclopedia articles