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Li Yuchun

Li Yuchun, better known by her stage name Chris Lee, is a Chinese singer, songwriter, DJ and actress. She debuted her singing career by winning the champion at the Chinese singing contest Super Girl in 2005; the next year she released her debut album the Dreams. Referred to as the mother of the unisex look in China, she has achieved success in China, she is known for her lower mezzo-soprano vocal range, a rarity amongst Mainland Chinese female singers. Li was born in Chengdu, China on March 10, 1984, her father was a railroad police officer. After she finished her high school studies at Xindu No.1 Middle School, Li attended the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in 2002. In 2005, Li won the champion in the Chinese singing contest Super Girl. In 2005, Li released a few singles, including "Merry Christmas", "Give Me Five", "Happy Wake Up". After signing with Chinese record label Taihe Rye, Li started to make her debut album, The Queen and the Dreams, released in September 2006. In the same month, Li held her first solo concert in Beijing.

In the same year, Li collaborated with Chinese band The Catcher in the Rye to release a charity song titled "Green". In November 2007, Li released her second studio album and embarked her first concert tour Mine Tour. In April 2008, Li released. In the same year, she won an MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist Mainland China, performed in Asia Song Festival in Seoul. In June 2009, Li collaborated with Chinese writer Guo Jingming to release a song titled "Shu Embroidery". In April 2009, Li featured in the Chinese film and Assassins, was nominated two Hong Kong Film Awards for Best New Performer and Best Supporting Actress, she sang the theme song, "Dust", nominated a Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Film Song. In August 2009, Li released Chris Lee. In April 2011, Li released her fourth studio album, The Literary Youth Who Can Dance, in which most of the songs are produced by herself. In the same year, Li featured in Flying Swords of Dragon Gate. In 2012, Li released her fifth studio album. In the same year, she embarked her second concert tour Crazy World Tour.

In the same year, she featured in The Guillotines. In the same year, she won an Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Asian Artist. In July 2013, Li became one of the judges of Chinese singing contest Super Boy of the year. In the same year, she won an MTV Europe Music Award for Best Worldwide Act. In 2014, Li released her sixth studio album, A Magical Encounter 1987. In the same year, she won a World Music Award for Best Selling Chinese Artist. Li stars in Givenchy’s Autumn/Winter 2015 campaign by Riccardo Tisci and picked as One of Business of Fashion's 500 Global Fashion Leaders in 2015. Li was announced the ambassador for Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry in Asia in Jun 2016. In the same year, Li released Growing Wild. Li broke with tradition by separating the new album into four EPs, she invited producers she had never worked like Hsia Yu, Wyman Wong and Chen Weilun. The first EP, sold 3 million copies in 16 days after it was released in May of last year; the three other EPs were released within six months, with total sales of more than 6.5 million copies, grossing over 32.8 million yuan in 2016.

According to Andy Wai Lam Ng, the vice-president of Tencent Music Entertainment Group, Growing Wild achieved China's highest digital music sales since the company released the first Chinese digital album in December 2014. Li Yuchun became the most popular singer in 2016 on Toutiao, China's major news and information app for mobile devices,which daily attracts about 1.27 billion clicks on Videos, 230 million of them are relevant to entertainment. In support of the new album, she embarked on her third concert tour Growing Wild Tour. In the same year, she featured in the Chinese film, From Vegas to Macau III, she featured in the Chinese film, Monster Hunt 2, released in February 2018. In 2006, China Red Cross Foundation founded a special purpose fund titled Yumi Love Fund with the help of Li and her fans; as of March 2011, the fund received donation of more than 7 million Chinese yuan from over 40,000 people. The funds raised were used to cover the medical expenses for 33 children with critical illness, the construction of five clinics in Anhui, Gansu, Henan.

In 2010, the fund allocated 500,000 Chinese yuan to relieve the people in the disaster of 2010 China drought and dust storms, allocated 1 million Chinese yuan to relieve the people in the disaster of 2010 Yushu earthquake. In 2011, the fund allocated 420,000 Chinese yuan to help 30 hearing-impaired children having rehabilitation; the Queen and the Dreams Mine Chris Lee The Literary Youth Who Can Dance Old If Not Wild A Magical Encounter 1987 Growing Wild Liu Xing Wow The Special Greeting for Chris' Birthday Youth of China N+1 Evolution Bodyguards and Assassins Prologue Flying Swords of Dragon Gate The Guillotines From Vegas to Macau III See You Tomorrow Monster Hunt 2 A Dream Like a Dream Mine Tour Crazy World Tour Growing Wild Tour Liu Xing Tour Li Yuchun on IMDb

Star Awards 2009

Star Awards 2009 was a television award ceremony held in Singapore. It was part of the annual Star Awards organised by MediaCorp for its Chinese language division; the awards took place at 26 April 2009 starting at 7pm at MediaCorp Studios, followed by a post-show party airing on Channel U after the ceremony ended. The nominations were announced on 24 February 2009, the popularity awards on 27 March; as like previous years, most technical category awards were presented outside the ceremony. The Best Info-Ed Programme Host award was introduced to recognise infotainment show hosts; the nomination lists for the main categories were announced on 24 February 2009. Nominations for the popularity awards were announced on 27 March 2009. In contrast of previous Star Awards ceremonies which were held at the end of the year, a change in the television season resulted in 2008 having no ceremonies, this was the first award ceremony in Star Awards history to be held on the month of April and the format had remained for the future ceremonies since.

Due to a format change on having two shows in the following year, this was the last Star Awards ceremony, to present the Technical Awards outside the main show until Star Awards 2016, as well as hosting a single award ceremony until Star Awards 2017. The Little Nyonya became the biggest winner for the 2009 ceremony, having records of breaking the number of nominations and wins with 16 and 9 surpassing the former record holder in the 2003 ceremony's drama, Holland V, which got 10 and 7, respectively; the record for the nominations would remain held until the 2014 ceremony, where it was first beaten by The Dream Makers, which had 21 nominations and a record-tying nine wins. Unless otherwise stated, winners are listed first; as like preceding ceremonies and Technical Awards were presented before the main ceremony via a clip montage due to time constraints. The lists of winners are only reflected in the table; this award is a special achievement award given out to artiste who have achieved a maximum of 10 popularity awards over 10 years.

The following individuals performed musical numbers. The ceremony was nominated for "Best Set Design" and "Best Variety Special" on the ceremony next year, but lost to 3-Plus-1 and The Chinese Challenge Grand Finals, respectively. Official website Nominations announced! MediaCorp VP Branding & Promotions Paul Chan Nomination list for Star Awards 2009

Traditional birth attendant

A traditional birth attendant known as a traditional midwife, community midwife or lay midwife, is a pregnancy and childbirth care provider. Traditional birth attendants provide the majority of primary maternity care in many developing countries, may function within specific communities in developed countries. Traditional midwives provide basic health care and advice during and after pregnancy and childbirth, based on experience and knowledge acquired informally through the traditions and practices of the communities where they originated, they work in rural and other medically underserved areas. TBAs may not receive formal education and training in health care provision, there are no specific professional requisites such as certification or licensure. A traditional birth attendant has chosen not to register, they learn their trade through apprenticeship or are self-taught. Many traditional midwives are herbalists, or other traditional healers, they may not be integrated in the formal health care system.

They sometimes serve as a bridge between the community and the formal health system, may accompany women to health facilities for delivery. Traditional birth attendants are older women, respected in their communities, they consider themselves as private health care practitioners. The focus of their work is to assist women during delivery and post-partum, their assistance includes helping with household chores. TBAs may not have any formal training on. Many are experienced in well woman care including how to recognize and respond appropriately to complications of pregnancy, it is a matter of discussion whether the lack of education in some TBAs and the way many attend deliveries are risky for the mothers and their babies. Evaluating the impact of these traditional practitioners on health outcomes requires taking into consideration additional factors such as poverty, availability of health services, or institutional support, it is being recognized that TBAs may have a role to play in improving health outcomes in developing countries because of their access to communities and the relationships they share with women in local communities if women are unable to access skilled care.

Some countries, training institutes and non-governmental agencies are initiating efforts to train TBAs in basic and emergency obstetric care, family planning, other maternal health topics, in order to enhance the links between modern health care services and the community, to improve the chances for better health outcomes among mothers and babies. There is little evidence of large-scale effectiveness of targeted intervention programmes for training TBAs, as they are integrated within a general strategy for improving maternal and child care. Traditional Birth Attendants have operated outside of the formal healthcare delivery structure. TBA training has been used as a means of extending health services to underserved communities in developing nations in hopes of decreasing mortality and morbidity. While the focus in the past two decades has been on training TBAs, studies on training impact has shown conflicting results in maternal outcomes with many studies showing little to no impact on high maternal mortality outcomes.

As a result, there has been a shift toward skilled birth attendants, capable of averting and managing complications. The TBA role in the community should not be overlooked. TBAs have been unsuccessful in handling obstetric complications, but have contributed to successful maternal and child health interventions, although there is insufficient evidence that TBA training improves peri-neonatal mortality; the key piece missing in TBA training is an adequate referral system, which allows TBAs to use their close ties with the community to link pregnant women to skilled birth attendants. The effectiveness of TBA referrals to health facilities is dependent on the healthcare system’s ability to support an increase in services provided and the supervision needed to support TBA integration.“Five mechanisms for TBA integration were identified: training and supervision of TBAs. While these mechanisms are important, complementary activities influenced TBA referral and integration success: “careful selection of TBAs.

TBA’s must be provided with appropriate knowledge, easy access to health personnel, quality and regular supervision. The referral training for TBAs allows them to act as “intermediaries between the community and the formal health care system.” Training that advocates collaboration and regular involvement in clinic duties, increases the number of referrals and improves communication. The World Health Organization’s Strategies and Interventions for Obstetric Referrals: An adequately resourced referral facility. Communications and feedback systems. Designated transport. Protocols for identifying complications that are specific to the setting. Personnel trained in the use of these protocols Teamwork between referral levels. A unified records system. Mechanisms to ensure that patients do not bypass levels “Most maternal deaths from direct causes (such as hemorr

Higher Ground (film)

Higher Ground is a 2011 American drama film directed by Vera Farmiga in her directorial debut. The film is an adaptation of the 2002 memoir This Dark World: A Memoir of Salvation Found and Lost by Carolyn S. Briggs, who co-wrote the screenplay; the film follows her vacillating relationship with Christianity. The cast includes Joshua Leonard, John Hawkes, Donna Murphy, Norbert Leo Butz, Bill Irwin; the film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2011, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. It screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 25, 2011, received a limited release in the United States on August 26, 2011, by Sony Pictures Classics. In the early Sixties, Corinne Walker is a girl, skeptical about God. After her brother is stillborn, her parents' marriage disintegrates over the course of several years; as a teenager, she meets a budding musician in local rock band The Renegades. The two have a daughter, Abigail. While touring with Ethan's band, their bus crashes into a river.

Ethan rushes to save Abby, Corinne pleads with God to save the child. Abby is pulled out of the bus before it sinks into the water, Ethan believes that God wanted them to live. Ethan and Corinne grow more fond of Jesus giving themselves over to a radical New Testament church; as adults and Ethan live with their children—Abigail and Lilly—amid a community of self-described "Jesus freaks". Corinne's daily life consists of hours of Bible study and alternative family practices; the husbands are told by Pastor Bill that they should pay more attention to their wives' sexual needs after a fellow husband's indiscretions caused his wife to leave with their children. Corinne's closest friend Annika warns her about keeping the marriage alive by trying new things, such as drawing their husbands' penises. One day, Corinne's younger sister, shows up on her doorstep after ending yet another bad relationship, moves in with them, their father comes over for dinner, says that children are the most important things in life.

He takes responsibility over. Ethan finds Lilly playing with some cocaine she found in Wendy's suitcase, he and Corinne flush the drugs down the toilet, Wendy storms off. As time passes, Corinne gets pregnant again. During a group meeting, Corinne tries to express her thoughts on what they can not see, she gets shut down by Pastor Bill and his wife, because in their doctrine, women are forbidden to preach and cannot teach men. On another occasion, the pastor's wife admonishes Corinne about wearing dresses that could catch the attention of other male members of their community. Corinne has a boy. Annika is diagnosed with a brain tumor; the community prays for her, she survives a risky surgery, but suffers brain damage that leaves her confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak. Corinne becomes devastated and questions her faith: she stops attending services, grows distant from Ethan. During a fight over Gabe's abilities, Ethan attempts to strangle Corinne, they try to see a couples therapist, Dr. Dick Adams.

Corinne leaves Ethan. She starts exploring non-religious culture, during one of her visits at the library, befriends an Irish mailman, Liam Donovan, a poetry enthusiast. Over several more casual encounters, they flirt. Liam reads poems to her. During Gabe's seventh birthday party, Corinne's family pushes her to reconcile with Ethan, but she refuses to kiss him. Corinne's mother, who has remarried, is shown accepting her ex-husband's apologies for ruining their marriage, his renewed affection. Corinne is conflicted about returning to the church, she enters once while the building is empty, but a dog at the door catches her attention, she finds herself outside, surrounded by dogs. She sees Liam reading to children at the library, in the company of a woman who seems to be his girlfriend. Corinne attends a service to see Ethan and the children sing, she grabs the microphone and gives a speech in front of the pastor and the entire community, talking about her life experience with faith, her doubts, what it means to stand on "higher ground".

Vera Farmiga as Corinne Walker Taissa Farmiga as Teenage Corinne McKenzie Turner as Young Corinne Joshua Leonard as Ethan Miller Boyd Holbrook as Teenage Ethan Dagmara Domińczyk as Annika Norbert Leo Butz as Pastor Bill John Hawkes as CW Walker Bill Irwin as Pastor Bud Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Luke Donna Murphy as Kathleen Walker Nina Arianda as Wendy Walker Kaitlyn Rae King as Teenage Wendy Taylor Schwencke as Young Wendy Michael Chernus as Ned Sean Mahon as Liam Donovan Jack Gilpin as Dr. Dick Adams Molly Hawkey as Molly In April 2010, it was announced that Vera Farmiga would make her directorial debut with the film. Higher Ground is loosely based on the memoir This Dark World by author Carolyn S. Briggs, who co-wrote the screenplay with Tim Metcalfe; the film was produced by Carly Hugo, Renn Hawkey, Jon Rubinstein, Claude Dal Farra, executive produced by Matt Parker, Lauren Munsch, Brice Dal Farra, Jonathan Burkhart. Hawkey served as the film's musical director. Farmiga's cousin Adriana Farmiga served as the film's artist.

In June 2010, it was reported that Farmiga would be starring in the film, that she would be joined in the cast by Joshua Leonard, Norbert Leo Butz, John Hawkes, Dagmara Domińczyk, Bill Irwin, Donna Murphy. Farmiga persuaded her younger sister Taissa Farmiga to portray Teenage Corinne Walker by offering her a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck in exchange. Farmiga stated that she asked Taissa to play

1994–95 WHL season

The 1994–95 WHL season was the 29th season for the Western Hockey League. Sixteen teams completed a 72-game season; the Kamloops Blazers won their third President's Cup in four seasons, as well as their third Memorial Cup in four seasons. The Victoria Cougars relocated to Prince George, British Columbia to become the Prince George Cougars. Note: GP = Games played. In group A, Kamloops and Portland advanced. In group B, Spokane and Tri-City advanced. On January 31, A combined WHL/QMJHL all-star team defeated the OHL all-stars 8–3 at Kitchener, Ontario before a crowd of 5,679. 1995 Memorial Cup 1995 NHL Entry Draft 1994 in sports 1995 in sports 2005–06 WHL Guide