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Shannon Elizabeth

Shannon Elizabeth Fadal is an American actress and former fashion model. Elizabeth has appeared in comedy films such as American Pie, Scary Movie and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, she has appeared in horror films such as Jack Frost, Thirteen Ghosts and Night of the Demons. She was described as a sex symbol for her role in the 1999 comedy film American Pie, she had a cameo in the film Love Actually and in Catch a Christmas Star in which she sings for the first time on camera. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa and runs the non-profit animal rescue organization she co-started in 2001, Animal Avengers. Elizabeth's father is of Lebanese/Syrian origin and her mother is of German and Irish ancestry, she was born in Houston and raised in Waco, Texas from 3rd grade through high school. In high school, she was a member of the tennis team and at one point considered a professional tennis career, she worked as a model for Elite models before she began a career in film. Elizabeth appeared in several films and television shows before being cast in 1999's American Pie in the role of Nadia.

It was a major box office success. Elizabeth subsequently appeared in several Hollywood films, including Scary Movie and Silent Bob Strike Back, Tomcats. Elizabeth starred in the UPN series Cuts until the show was canceled in May 2006. Cuts and its parent show, One on One, were two of the many shows not to be picked up by The CW. Elizabeth recurred in That'70s Show for a number of episodes. In 2000 and 2003, she was featured in Maxim. In June 2008 she was Maxim's cover girl, she provided the likeness and voice for Serena St. Germaine in the 2004 video game, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing. Elizabeth was one of the celebrities on an episode of NBC's Thank God You're Here along with Tom Green, Chelsea Handler, George Takei. Elizabeth was among the cast of the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars, partnered with Derek Hough. Elizabeth was the seventh star eliminated from the competition. Elizabeth was the host of the comedy/burlesque series "Live Nude Comedy" in 2009. Shannon featured in Chris Brown's "Next to You" music video as Brown's girlfriend in 2011.

In 2019, Kevin Smith confirmed she will reprise her role as Justice in Silent Bob Reboot. In 2006, Elizabeth described poker as her second career and was called "one of the leading celebrity poker players." At that time, she visited the Las Vegas Valley up to three times each month to participate in poker games with top players. Elizabeth does not appear to have been as active a poker player since scoring 12 tournament cashes from 2006 through 2010 – she has only one tournament cash thereafter. Elizabeth played in the Main Event of the 2005 World Series of Poker under the guidance of Daniel Negreanu, won a special tournament celebrating the opening of a new poker room at Caesars Palace hotel in January 2006, beating out 83 celebrities and poker professionals to win $55,000, she cashed four times in the World Series of Poker in 2006 and 2007, but again busted out of the Main Event early. In 2007, she advanced to the semi-finals of the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship in a field consisting of the top poker professionals before losing to eventual champion Paul Wasicka.

After the September 11 attacks, Elizabeth recorded a public service announcement in which she said, "I'm half Arabic, but I am 100 percent American. What is going on affects me the same as everyone else."Elizabeth was married to actor Joseph D. Reitman from 2002–2005. Elizabeth dated hip hop mogul Russell Simmons, she is an vegan. She is a cousin of relationship coach Tamsen Fadal. Animal Avengers, a non-profit animal rescue organization founded by Elizabeth and her then-husband Reitman, is dedicated to rescuing and finding a home for homeless pets, reducing pet overpopulation, promoting responsible pet guardianship and preventing animal cruelty. Among the many fundraising events, Team Bodog raised over $50,000 for Animal Avengers in a celebrity poker night on October 8, 2005; the event was hosted by noted tournament director Matt Savage. In 2016, she began participating in numerous other Bodog-sponsored charity events as well; the organization, based in Brazil, lead 3D printing of prosthetic body parts for animals, including a beak for goose Victoria.

Elizabeth has served as the spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary's Adopt a Turkey program, urging people to adopt a turkey instead of eating one for Thanksgiving. Elizabeth uses social media Instagram posts, to raise awareness about rhino poaching at the Poached Rhino fundraiser. Shannon Elizabeth on IMDb

Aleksandra Koliaseva

Aleksandra Koliaseva is a former Soviet Union and Russian road racing cyclist. She won a gold medal at the UCI Road World Championships in the team time trial in 1993 and 1994 and a bronze medal in 1992. In 1995 she became Russian national champion in the road race and in 1996 she won the Tour de l'Aude, she is the mother of racing cyclist Pavel Sivakov. 1989 2nd Overall Giro d'Italia Femminile1993 1st World Time Trial Championships1994 1st World Time Trial Championships 1st Stage 2 Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin1995 1st Overall Masters Féminin 1st National Road Race Championship1996 1st Overall Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin 1st Wiesbaden Criterium Aleksandra Koliaseva at Cycling Archives

King's Building, London

The King's Building is a Grade I listed building that forms part of the Strand Campus of King's College London in the United Kingdom. Named the College Building, the King's Building was designed by Sir Robert Smirke in the course of the College's foundation in 1829; as the founding building, it was built between 1829 and 1831 on land granted to King's College by the Government to complete the riverside frontage of Somerset House. There are today a total of eight floors in the King's Building: Basement level, Ground level, Levels 1 to 4, Level 4U and Level 6; the King's Building houses a number of administrative departments, lecture theatres, the College Chapel, the Great Hall, various function rooms, study rooms and a catering outlet. King's Building Foyer is the old entrance hall of the building. Two marble statues of Sappho and Sophocles are placed in the foyer, they were bequeathed in 1923 by Frida Mond, the wife of Ludwig Mond and a friend of Israel Gollancz, Professor of English Language and Literature at King's College London.

The two statues are said to symbolise the King's motto of sancte et sapienter. The papier-mâché version of Reggie the Lion, the mascot of King's College London Students' Union is placed in the King's Building foyer, behind Sappho on the staircase outside the Great Hall; the King's Building Foyer displays free exhibitions in foyer display cases. The exhibitions are curated by King's College London Archives and Special Collections, Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives at King's, sometimes co-curated with other organisations outside the College, such as the British Dental Association Museum; the Great Hall is located on the Ground floor of the King's Building. It is one of the central congregation spaces within the building, is used for many events and activities, including the annual King's Fellows Dinner, examinations, press conferences and presentations; the architect of Buckingham Palace, Sir John Nash, offered free services for the building and the Great Hall. However, this was declined by King's College.

The College was in favour of the services of the architect of the British Museum, Sir Robert Smirke, since Smirke was the architect of Somerset House. In the 21st century, the Great Hall was restored. Many original features and styles of the Hall have been restored, including the oak panelling and the King's College crest; the Grade I listed windows were repaired, the Grade I listed ceiling and the original column capital were repainted. The College Chapel forms part of the King's building, it was designed by Sir Robert Smirke in 1831. The Neo-Renaissance chapel seen today was designed and reconstructed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1864, at a cost of just over £7,000; the College Chapel is located on Level 2, above the Great Hall. It is accessible via a grand double staircase from the foyer; the original chapel was described as a low and broad room "fitted to the ecclesiological notions of George IV's reign." However, it was proposed to be reconstructed in 1859. Scott suggested that " a classic building, the best mode of giving ecclesiastical character is the adoption of the form and, in some degree, the character of an ancient basilica."

There were many developments in the 20th century. For example, the windows were glazed with tinted cathedral glass instead of stained glass under church architect Dykes Bower's direction, the original designs on the aisle and apse walls were repainted; the Anatomy Theatre and Anatomy Museum are located on Level 6 of the King's Building. The Anatomy Theatre was built in 1927 above the College Chapel, it was an institution used in teaching anatomy, however the last anatomical dissection and demonstration took place in 1997. Renovated in 2009, the Anatomy Theatre and Museum is now a facility for teaching and performance, is programmed and managed by King's Cultural Institute; because of the fact that many original features of the Anatomy Theatre were still intact and replacements were carried out. A sprung floor was laid, Access Grid technology and digital surround sound was designed, a projector was installed in the Anatomy Museum; the anatomy professor's office was stripped back to its original tiles and was converted to a canteen.

Official website of King's College London King's Building Foyer virtual tour

Josip Projić

Josip Projić is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a defender for FK Kolubara. A product of the Napredak Kruševac youth system, Projić played for the club in four different spells, amassing over 150 league appearances, he spent three years with Jagodina, winning the Serbian Cup in 2013. In addition, Projić played abroad in four countries, winning the Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup with Željezničar Sarajevo in 2018. Projić represented Montenegro at under-19 level. JagodinaSerbian Cup: 2012–13Napredak KruševacSerbian First League: 2015–16Željezničar SarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina Cup: 2017–18 Josip Projić at Soccerway Josip Projić at Josip Projić at

Everett Mall

Everett Mall is a 673,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor shopping mall located in Everett, United States. Planned in the late 1960s, the mall began with the construction of two anchor stores, Sears in 1969 and White Front in 1971; the mall was built and opened in 1974 after the Boeing bust stalled construction in 1972. It was further plagued upon opening with one anchor store closing before the rest of the mall could open as well as a low tenant rate; the mall began to rebound after The Bon Marché opened in 1977, leading to the construction of an additional north wing to the mall anchored by the upscale Frederick & Nelson department store. In 2004, the mall underwent a massive expansion and renovation that included the addition of a 16-screen movie theater and outdoor stores along the south side. Mervyn's, an anchor since 1992, closed late 2006; the store was replaced with LA Fitness and Steve & Barry's. Steve & Barry's in turn was closed in 2009 after its owners filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and was replaced by Burlington Coat Factory in 2013.

Macy's closed its store in 2017 followed by Sears in early 2020. The plan for a modern shopping mall in Everett was first formulated in the mid-1960s. In 1968, developers Norman L. Iverson & Associates of Tacoma and Earl Cohen & Associates of Beverly Hills purchased a 60 acre lot south of downtown in the diagonal area bound by Interstate 5, US 99, the Broadway cutoff, now known as Everett Mall Way. 10.4 acres of the property nearest to the interstate would be the focus of future mall development. The first merchant they attracted to the new site was the Sears and Company department store, who would leave their location of 40 years at 2701 Colby Street in downtown Everett to build the first store on the property. Robert Freidenrich, soon-to-be manager of the new store, discussed the rationale of the store's exodus to the suburbs with The Seattle Times: The store, which opened to the public on February 12, 1969, contained 114,375 square feet arranged into 50 different departments; the store contained a 14-stall automotive repair center, an outdoor garden center, a tailor shop and a 40-seat coffee shop.

The Richardson Associates were the engineers. Sears was joined by another large anchor store on the property with the grand opening of the California-based discount department store chain, White Front on May 13, 1971, it was the chain's fifth store in the Puget Sound region. The Iverson and Cohen firms soon began planning for the construction of an enclosed mall to connect Sears and White Front as well as a planned third anchor store but construction was halted when massive cutbacks at Boeing threatened the economic stability of the entire region. Hackensack, New Jersey based developer, Hanson Development Company purchased the unfinished mall in July 1972 with promises to complete the project. In late 1973 came the announcement of a new triplex theater at the mall by General Cinema Corporation of Boston, who operated theaters in Renton and the Overlake area of Redmond, it was billed as Washington's first triple-auditorium indoor theater. The Everett Mall Cinemas I, II and III opened on February 13, 1974 with a seating capacity of 1,300.

The opening attractions were The Sting and American Graffiti. Construction of the mall continued on and by March 1973, Hanson claimed that 21 leases had been signed with tenants, filling about 60% of the 150,000 square feet of retail planned for the mall upon completion, projected for sometime that Summer; the Law Company of Wichita, Kansas handled construction of the theater and mall from its own architectural plans. Local firms Wick Construction Co. and Douglas Mulvanny, Seattle architect, were in charge of the construction and design of tenant spaces. Things began to fall apart for the developers when, in 1974, White Front declared bankruptcy and shuttered its large store at the mall, the last one in the state to close. Investors soon became wary of opening stores at the mall. After much delay, the Everett Mall opened in October 1974 with only one anchor tenant and little more than half of its stores occupied; the mall resembled a ghost town and was not promoted by its owners. The atmosphere of the mall at the time was described by The Seattle Times in 1977: Fortunes began to turn around when The Bon Marche purchased the former White Front store in 1976 with plans of moving their store from downtown Everett.

An opening was set for February 25, 1977 Soon after the Bon's announcement, new retailers began to move to the mall. At the same time, Roebling Management Company, who managed the mall as a subsidiary of the Hanson group announced plans to carry out the intended plans for the mall, including the third anchor store. In August 1977, construction began on the second triplex theater at the mall just east of Sears, to be operated but not owned by General Cinema. At that time the theater was a stand-alone building. Construction of the mall's new $20 million east wing began in the fall of 1979 and was completed by the fall of 1980; the new addition opened on Friday, August 1, 1980 leased. The centerpiece of the expanded mall was the two-story, 120,000-square-foot Frederick & Nelson department store, the Marshall Field subsidiary's 15th store, designed by Beverly Hills architects Martinez, Takeda & Hahn; the addition contained a 39,000-square-foot Payless Drug store and 52,420 square feet of mall shops.

The mall's tenant mix remained stable until 1992 when Frederick & Nelson declared bankruptcy and the Everett store closed. It was replaced by California-based Mervyn's department store who took over Frederick's lease in 1991. After a major remodeling, tha


Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of Croatia. It is located in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. Zagreb lies at an elevation of 122 m above sea level; the estimated population of the city in 2018 was 820,678. The population of the Zagreb urban agglomeration is 1,086,528 a quarter of the total population of Croatia. Zagreb is a city with a rich history dating from the Roman times to the present day; the oldest settlement located in the vicinity of the city was the Roman Andautonia, in today's Ščitarjevo. The name "Zagreb" is recorded in 1134, in reference to the foundation of the settlement at Kaptol in 1094. Zagreb became a free royal town in 1242. In 1851 Zagreb had Janko Kamauf. Zagreb has special status as a Croatian administrative division and is a consolidated city-county, is administratively subdivided into 17 city districts. Most of them are at a low elevation along the river Sava valley, whereas northern and northeastern city districts, such as Podsljeme and Sesvete districts are situated in the foothills of the Medvednica mountain, making the city's geographical image rather diverse.

The city extends over 30 kilometres east-west and around 20 kilometres north-south. The transport connections, concentration of industry and research institutions and industrial tradition underlie its leading economic position in Croatia. Zagreb is the seat of the central government, administrative bodies, all government ministries. All of the largest Croatian companies and scientific institutions have their headquarters in the city. Zagreb is the most important transport hub in Croatia where Central Europe, the Mediterranean and Southeast Europe meet, making the Zagreb area the centre of the road and air networks of Croatia, it is a city known for its diverse economy, high quality of living, museums and entertainment events. Its main branches of economy are the service sector; the etymology of the name Zagreb is unclear. It was used for the united city only from 1852, but it had been in use as the name of the Zagreb Diocese since the 12th century, was used for the city in the 17th century; the name is first recorded in a charter by Ostrogon archbishop Felician, dated 1134, mentioned as Zagrabiensem episcopatum.

The older form of the name is Zagrab. The modern Croatian form Zagreb is first recorded in a 1689 map by Nicolas Sanson. An older form is reflected in Hungarian Zabrag. For this, Hungarian linguist Gyula Décsy proposes the etymology of Chabrag, a well-attested hypocorism of the name Cyprian; the same form is reflected in a number such as Csepreg. The name might be derived from Proto-Slavic word * grębъ which means uplift. An Old Croatian reconstructed name *Zagrębъ is manifested through the German name of the city Agram; the name Agram was used in German in the Habsburg period. In Middle Latin and Modern Latin, Zagreb is known as Zagrabia or Mons Graecensis. In Croatian folk etymology, the name of the city has been derived from either the verb za-grab-, meaning "to scoop" or "to dig". One folk legend illustrating this derivation ties the name to a drought of the early 14th century, during which Augustin Kažotić is said to have dug a well which miraculously produced water. In another legend, a city governor is thirsty and orders a girl named Manda to "scoop" water from Manduševac well, using the imperative: zagrabi, Mando!.

The oldest settlement located near today's Zagreb was a Roman town of Andautonia, now Šćitarjevo, which existed between the 1st and the 5th century AD. The first recorded appearance of the name Zagreb is dated to 1094, at which time the city existed as two different city centres: the smaller, eastern Kaptol, inhabited by clergy and housing Zagreb Cathedral, the larger, western Gradec, inhabited by craftsmen and merchants. Gradec and Kaptol were united in 1851 by ban Josip Jelačić, credited for this, with the naming the main city square, Ban Jelačić Square in his honour. During the period of former Yugoslavia, Zagreb remained an important economic centre of the country, was the second largest city. After Croatia declared independence from Yugoslavia, Zagreb was proclaimed its capital; the history of Zagreb dates as far back as 1094 A. D. when the Hungarian King Ladislaus, returning from his campaign against Croatia, founded a diocese. Alongside the bishop's see, the canonical settlement Kaptol developed north of Zagreb Cathedral, as did the fortified settlement Gradec on the neighbouring hill.

Today the latter is one of the best preserved urban nuclei in Croatia. Both settlements came under Tatar attack in 1242; as a sign of gratitude for offering him a safe haven from the Tatars the Croatian and Hungarian King Bela IV bestowed Gradec with a Golden Bull, which offered its citizens exemption from county rule and autonomy, as wel