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Steven Geray

Steven Geray was a Hungarian-born American film actor who appeared in over 100 films and dozens of television programs. Geray appeared in Spellbound, Gilda, In a Lonely Place, All About Eve, Call Me Madam and To Catch a Thief, he was born in Austria-Hungary and educated at the University of Budapest. He made his first stage appearance at the Hungarian National Theater under his real name and after nearly four years he made his London stage debut in 1934, appearing in Happy Week-End!. He began appearing in English-speaking films in 1935 and moved to Hollywood in 1941, he appeared alongside Magda Kun, whom he married in 1934, in the 1935 film Dance Band. Political pressure led to Geray's exit from Europe, his act in the Folies Bergère included impersonations of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, which incurred the wrath of the governments of Germany and Italy. Geray failed to heed their warnings to stop the impersonations. After being beaten up, however, he moved to Hollywood. Geray was cast as the lead in a low-budget film noir So Dark the Night.

With its limited budget, it received great critical reviews and enabled its director Joseph H. Lewis to direct A-pictures. Geray continued to work in films into the 1960s. Among them a guest appearance on Perry Mason in 1962 as extortionist and murder victim Franz Moray in "The Case of the Stand-in Sister", three episodes of The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show as French dress designer Gaston Broussard in 1956, including the over the top "A Paris Creation" and various doctor roles on The Danny Thomas Show. Geray spent some time in the late-1960s in Estes Park, where he directed local theater, he owned and ran a bar in Estes Park from 1969 to 1970. Geray died 26 December 1973 in California, he was cremated, his ashes were given to his wife. Steven Geray on IMDb

Eccles Road railway station

Eccles Road railway station is on the Breckland line in the east of England, serving the villages of Eccles and Wilby in Norfolk. The line runs between Norwich in the east. Eccles Road is situated between Harling Road and Attleborough, 104 miles 36 chains from London Liverpool Street via Ely; the station is managed by Greater Anglia, which operates most of the services calling at the station. Some East Midlands Railway stop at Eccles Road; the station takes its name from the road. The church Eccles St. Mary still is one of 124 original round-tower churches in Norfolk; the station is situated in the civil parish of Quidenham, about 2 miles north of that village, 1 mile north-east of Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit. The station has two platforms, adjacent to a level crossing. Wooden level crossing gates used to be opened and closed manually by a signaller in the local signal box, dated 1883. However, in 2012 the signal box was closed and the crossing was renewed with automatic barriers controlled from Cambridge.

The redundant signal box stands across the road from the westbound platform, was expected to be demolished when the barriers were replaced in 2017. The Bill for the Norwich & Brandon Railway received Royal Assent on 10 May 1844. Work started on the line in 1844 and the line and its stations were opened on 30 July 1845; the line ran from Ely in Norwich. The link into Norwich was delayed due to the need to build a bridge over the River Wensum that kept the river navigable. One month before the N&BR opened a Bill authorising the amalgamation of the Yarmouth & Norwich Railway with the N&BR came into effect and so Eccles Road station became a Norfolk Railway asset; as of December 2019, from Monday to Saturday there are two trains per day eastbound to Norwich, both timed to arrive in Norwich before 09:00 and operated by Greater Anglia. Westbound, there are two trains per day on weekday afternoons, one operated by East Midlands Railway which calls at Harling Road and Ely before reversing and continuing to Liverpool Lime Street.

On Saturday afternoons there are two westbound services to Stansted Airport via Cambridge, both operated by Greater Anglia. There is no Sunday service. Map sources for Eccles Road railway stationTrain times and station information for Eccles Road railway station from National RailWebsite with photos of Eccles St Mary, a round-tower church

Mulgrave-et-Derry, Quebec

Mulgrave-et-Derry, is a village north of Mayo, in the Papineau Regional County Municipality, Canada. The region includes a number of notable lakes, including Gull Lake, Hawk Lake, Lady Lake, Smallian Lake, Lac St. Sixte, Lac La Blanche and Little Lake. Community buildings include the Hill and Gully Riders Snowmobile Club, St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Our Lady of Light Roman Catholic Church; the Wallingford-Back mine, once one of Canada's largest sources of quartz, is located in Mulgrave-et-Derry. It became a tourist destination after ceasing operations in the 1970s, but became unsafe. Media related to Mulgrave-et-Derry at Wikimedia Commons http://ca.epodunk.com/profiles/quebec/mulgrave-et-derry/2001563.html http://www.bytown.net/mayoquebec.htm

Ciega a citas

Ciega a citas is a Spanish television series produced by Mediaset España Comunicación and Big Bang Media, aired by Cuatro TV channel. The series is starring Álex Gadea, it was released in March 10, 2014, is inspired by the 2009 Argentine telenovela of the same name. Teresa Hurtado de Ory - Lucía González Soler Elena Irureta - Maruchi Soler Arancha Martí - Irene Zabaleta Soler Joaquín Climent - Zabaleta Miguel Diosdado - Rodrigo Carrión Belinda Washington - Pilar Aranda Serrano Luis Fernando Alvés - Ángel González Octavi Pujades - Carlos Rangel Álex Gadea - Sergio Feo Marta Nieto - Natalia Valdecantos Ramón Pujol - Miguel Ayala Rubén Sanz - Raúl Estévez Rebeca Salas - Críspula "Kris" Soto Nico Romero - Simón Lozano Jorge Roelas - Adolfo Morcillo Adriana Torrebejano as Beatriz Pablo Puyol as Alberto 2010 International Emmy Awards Best Telenovela Official website

Abbey of Santa MarĂ­a la Real de Las Huelgas

The Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas is a monastery of Cistercian nuns located 1.5 km west of the city of Burgos in Spain. The word huelgas, which refers to "labour strikes" in modern Spanish, refers in this case to land, left fallow; the monastery has been the site of many weddings of royal families, both foreign and Spanish, including that of Edward I of England to Eleanor of Castile in 1254, for example. The defensive tower of the Abbey is the birthplace of King Peter of Castile. On 2 January 1187, Pope Clement III issued a papal bull authorising the founding of a monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary. In June of the same year, Alfonso VIII of Castile, at the behest of his wife, Eleanor of England, daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine granted the foundational charter stipulating that the monastery was to be governed by the Cistercian Order; until the 16th century, it enjoyed many royal privileges granted to it by the king, including exemption from taxes, the lordship of many villages and territories, the possession of many of the royal families' valued personal items, most of them religious.

It is claimed that, until the Council of Trent, the abbess was able to hear confession and give absolution, like a priest. In 1199, the founders formally delivered the monastery to the nuns and added a clause pursuant to which the monastery was to be the burial place of the royal family. Constance, the youngest daughter of Alfonso, joined the Cistercians there, she was the first known as the Lady of Las Huelgas. This position was held as well by other women from the royal family, including her niece Constance and her grand-niece Berengaria, maintained the close connection between the community and their royal patrons. Queen Eleanor and Queen Berengaria were both documented as supporting and being involved with the abbey. While members of the royal family were secular leaders of the monastery, abbesses such as Sancha Garcia were spiritual authorities. Alfonso VIII, himself to be buried at Las Huelgas, along with his wife, created the affiliated Royal Hospital, with all its dependencies, subject to the Abbess.

The hospital was founded to care for the poor pilgrims along the Camino de Santiago. Donations made to sustain the hospital noted the key role that Eleanor played in its founding and maintenance, she made many donations in honor of her deceased son Ferdinand. A community of lay brothers developed to help the nuns in their care of the hospital's patients, who became known as the Brothers Hospitallers of Burgos. There were never more than a dozen of them, but they formed an independent religious Order in 1474; the Brothers survived as an Order until 1587, when their Order was suppressed and they were again placed under the authority of the abbess. The Abbess of the monastery was, by the favor of the king, invested with royal prerogatives, exercised an unlimited secular authority over more than fifty villages. Like secular lords, she held her own courts, in civil and criminal cases, like bishops, she granted Dimissorial Letters for ordination, issued licenses authorizing priests within the territory of her abbatial jurisdiction to hear confessions, to preach, to engage in pastoral care.

She was privileged to confirm the Abbesses of other monasteries, to impose censures, to convoke synods. At a General Chapter of the Cistercians held in 1189, she was made Abbess General of the Order for the Kingdom of León and Castile, with the privilege of convoking annually a general chapter at Burgos; the Abbess of Las Huelgas retained her ancient prerogatives up to the time of the Council of Trent, in the 16th century. The monastic community, which at present numbers 36, is part of the Spanish Congregation of St. Bernard, a reform movement of Cistercian nuns, which arose during the 16th and 17th centuries. Due to this, they are commonly referred to as "Bernadines"; the nuns of this Congregation would follow a more exact observance of the Rule of St. Benedict than other Cistercian houses, with frequent and lengthy fasts, celebrating the Divine Office about 2:00 A. M; the nuns support themselves through the decoration of porcelain items, making rosaries and providing laundry services for local hotels.

This abbey has founded a daughter house in Peru, the Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity, located in the agricultural Lurín District, on the outskirts of the Lima Metropolitan Area. The monastery has about ten professed nuns, several candidates in various stages of formation, they support themselves by making cakes and jams, for which they use the produce of their own gardens. The monastery is open to the public. Visits are administered not by the monastic community, but by the Spanish heritage organisation Patrimonio Nacional, which maintains the property as a Spanish royal site; the monastery houses the Museo de Ricas Telas, a showcase of medieval textiles taken from the many royal tombs in the convent. On display is the tapestry that covered the tent of the Almohad caliph Al Nasir, known to the Christians as Miramamolin; this tapestry was seized by the victorious Christians at the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa on July 16, 1212. When Sancho VII of Navarre's men drove through an enchained circle of African slaves guarding Miramamolin's tent, the caliph fled with great haste, leaving this tapestry along with several other prizes of war behind for the exultant Spanish.

Las Huelgas preserves the Codex Las Huelgas. It contains monophonic and polyphonic music, assumed to have been performed by the nuns; some of the music is not found in any other source. Henry I of Castile Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile Alfonso VIII of Castile Berenga

Michele Val Jean

Michele Val Jean is an American television writer on the CBS Daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. In 2000 she was promoted, alongside Elizabeth Korte, to the post of head writer, making her the first African American in the history of daytime television serials to hold the post. Val Jean wrote the critically acclaimed 1998 re-visitation of Luke Spencer's rape of Laura Spencer, the rape of Elizabeth Webber and Laura Spencer's 2006 wedding. Since 2012 she is a script writer of the Beautiful. Ambitions Will Packer Media OWN Network Consulting Producer Aug 2018 - present The Bold and the Beautiful Script writer: January 16, 2012 – presentGeneral Hospital Occasional breakdown writer: February 2007 – December 26, 2007 Co-head writer: January 2001 – April 2001 Breakdown writer: 1996–2000 Occasional script writer: 1996–2000 Script writer: 1993–1996, 2002 – December 21, 2007, April 7, 2008 – January 10, 2012 Script editor: 1993–1995 Generations Script Writer: 1989–1990Port Charles Occasional Script Writer: 1997–1998Santa Barbara Breakdown writer: 1992–1993 Script Writer: 1991 Script Editor: 1992–1993Jake and the Fatman Val Jean has been nominated for several Daytime Emmy Awards.

Writers Guild Of America Award 1993–1998 seasons, 6 nominations for General Hospital 1991 and 1992 seasons, 2 nominations for Santa BarbaraTV Guide Best Daytime Soap Writer ABC Daytime: General Hospital Michele Val Jean on IMDb SoapCentral NewYorkTimes ThomRacina AlternativeFilmGuide: 2008 WGA Awards