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Teri Garr

Teri Ann Garr is a retired American actress, comedian, voice artist and dancer. She appeared in comedic roles throughout her career, which spans four decades and includes over 140 credits in film and television, her accolades include one Academy Award nomination, a BAFTA Award nomination, one National Board of Review Award. Born in Lakewood, Garr was raised in North Hollywood, she is third child of a studio costumer mother. In her youth, Garr trained in other forms of dance, she began her career as a teenager with small roles in television and film in the early 1960s, including appearances as a dancer in nine Elvis Presley musicals. After spending two years attending college, Garr left Los Angeles and studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City, her self-described "big break" as an actress was landing a role in the Star Trek episode "Assignment: Earth", after which she said, "I started to get real acting work."Garr had a supporting role in Francis Ford Coppola's thriller The Conversation before having her film breakthrough as Inga in Young Frankenstein.

In 1977, she was cast in a high-profile role in Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Garr continued to appear in various high-profile roles throughout the 1980s, including supporting parts in the comedies Tootsie, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Sandra Lester, appearing opposite Michael Keaton the next year in Mr. Mom, she reunited with Coppola the same year, appearing in his musical One from the Heart, followed by a supporting part in Martin Scorsese's black comedy After Hours. Her quick banter led to Garr being a regular guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Night with David Letterman. In the 1990s, she appeared in two films by Robert Altman: The Player and Prêt-à-Porter, followed by supporting roles in Michael and Ghost World, she appeared on television as Phoebe Abbott in three episodes of the sitcom Friends. In 2002, Garr announced that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, the symptoms of which had negatively affected her ability to perform beginning in the 1990s.

Teri Ann Garr was born December 1944, in Lakewood, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. Her father, Eddie Garr, was a vaudeville performer and actor whose career peaked when he took over the lead role in the Broadway drama Tobacco Road, he changed his surname before Teri's birth. Her mother, Phyllis Lind Garr, was a dancer, a Rockette, wardrobe mistress, model, her father was of Irish descent and her maternal grandparents were Austrian immigrants. Garr has Ed and Phil, she spent her early life in Cleveland, the family relocated to New Jersey before settling in Los Angeles, California. When Garr was 11 years old, her father died in Los Angeles of a heart attack, she recalled. And I saw my mother be this strong, creative woman who put three kids through college—one of my brothers is a surgeon. Any kind of lessons we wanted, we had to have sweep the floors, it had to be free. And so we always had to try harder; that was instilled in me early." During her youth, Garr expressed interest in dancing, trained extensively in ballet.

"I'd go for four hours a day. "I'd take buses all over the city just to go to the best dancing schools. You could just stand there and be quiet and beat yourself up, push the body." Garr graduated from North Hollywood High School, attended California State University, Northridge for two years before dropping out and relocating to New York City to further pursue acting. In New York, she studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Early in her career she was credited as Terry Garr, Teri Hope, or Terry Carr, her movie debut was as an extra in A Swingin' Affair. During her senior year she auditioned for the cast of the Los Angeles road company production of West Side Story, where she met one of the most important people in her early career, David Winters, who became her friend, dance teacher, mentor. Winters cast her in many of his early projects. Garr began as a background go-go dancer in uncredited roles in youth-oriented films and TV shows choreographed by Winters, including Pajama Party, the T.

A. M. I. Show, Shindig!, Hullabaloo, Movin' with Nancy, six Elvis Presley features (many of which were choreographed by Winters, including Presley's most profitable film, Viva Las Vegas. When asked in a magazine interview about how she landed jobs in so many Presley films, Garr answered, "One of the dancers in the road show of West Side Story started to choreograph movies, whatever job he got, I was one of the girls he'd hire. So he was chosen to do Viva Las Vegas; that was my first movie."She appeared on television during this time, performing as a go-go dancer on several musical variety shows, along with friend Toni Basil, such as Shindig! and Hullabaloo. In 1966 Garr made one appearance on Batman. In 1968, she appeared in both The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R. F. D. and was in two episodes of It Takes a Thief. Her first speaking role in a motion picture was a brief appearance as a damsel in distress in the Monkees film Head, written by Jack Nicholson. "He wrote the script for Head, so all of us in the class got little tiny parts in the movie," she rec

Larry Siegfried

Larry E. Siegfried was an American National Basketball Association player. Siegfried led Ohio in scoring as a senior at Shelby High School. Siegfried played college basketball for Ohio State University, his tenure there overlapped with future Hall-of-Famers Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek. Siegfried, a junior high scoring guard, Joe Roberts, a senior forward, were the two holdover starters when three outstanding sophomores, Lucas and guard Mel Nowell arrived for the 1959–60 season. Siegfried adjusted his scoring to allow for Lucas and Nowell while joining Roberts and Havlicek as a key defender. Siegfried was an excellent free throw shooter few risked fouling; the Ohio State Co-Captain of the 1960 team, Siegfried played a key role in the Buckeyes run to the 1960 NCAA title. All five starters from that team played in the NBA, which had just nine teams and eleven players per team. Future coach Bobby Knight was a reserve on that team as well. Said Knight of Siegfried, "I never saw a better guard in the Big Ten than Larry Siegfried.

He was a great player. He was tough as hell, he was physical, he could jump... if I had my choice of any guard who played in the Big Ten when I coached and everything else, I'd have a hard time picking someone else."For the 1960–61 season, Siegfried was team captain outright. The team went undefeated until the NCAA Final. Siegfried was named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team. Named All-Big Ten, Siegfried did not get the All-American consideration he may have been due because of the star presence of Lucas. Siegfried did play in the 1960 US Olympic Trials for the Rome Games. At 6'3" and 190 pounds, Siegfried was considered a prototype guard for the NBA at that time; the Cincinnati Royals drafted him with their first pick in 1961 to pair with Oscar Robertson in their backcourt. Siegfried would not play in Cincinnati because of Ohio State's loss to Cincinnati's Bearcats that year. Instead, he joined the Cleveland Pipers of the American Basketball League; the team, owned by future Yankee boss George Steinbrenner, coached by John McLendon and Bill Sharman, won that pro league's 1961–62 title.

Dick Barnett and Connie Dierking were among that team's stars. The drafted Siegfried was just a reserve; when the ABL folded the next year, the St. Louis Hawks acquired his rights but surprisingly cut him. Siegfried considered retirement, becoming a high school coach and teacher before former college teammate Havlicek convinced coach Red Auerbach to try him out for the Boston Celtics. Regaining his confidence, Siegfried proved to be a key pickup, he became a starter next to Havlicek or Sam Jones in the backcourt. His defense and free throw shooting were key to NBA title wins for Boston in 1968 and 1969. Boston announcer Johnny Most noted his tenacious defense, calling'Ziggy's in his shirt tonight' to describe Siegfried on many nights. Siegfried played his first seven professional seasons with the Boston Celtics, earning five championship rings during that time, he led the NBA in free throw percentage in both 1968 -- 69 seasons. Siegfried spent the last season of his career with the Hawks organizations.

Following his NBA career, Siegfried counseled prisoners at the Mansfield Correctional Institution in Ohio and did motivational speaking. He served as the Executive Director of the Central Ohio Chapter of The Associated Builders & Contractors, he died of a heart attack on October 14, 2010

Bugatti 8-cylinder line

The early Bugatti 8-cylinder line began with the 1922 Type 30. The same basic design was used for the 1926 Type 38 as well as the Type 40, Type 43, Type 44, Type 49. Produced from 1922 through 1926, the Type 30 used the 2 L engine of the Type 29 racer, it shared its chassis with the Type 13 "Brescia". This engine went on to be used in the cut-cost Type 35A and Type 38. About 600 were built from late 1922 through 1926 in varying specifications; the Type 38 was produced in 1926 and 1927. It used the 2 L engine from the Type 35A "Tecla"; the supercharger from the Type 37A was fitted, making the Type 38A. Its gearbox and brakes were used in the Type 40, while its radiator and axles were shared with the Type 43. 385 examples were produced, 39 of. The Type 40, introduced in 1926 and produced through 1930, used the 3-valve 1.5 L engine first used in some Type 37s. It was small roadster. About 830 were built; the Type 40A shared its block with the Type 40 and displaced 1.6 L. All 40 Type 40As were built in 1930.

Another evolution of the basic 8 platform, the Type 43 borrowed the supercharged 2.3 L engine from the Type 35B and combined it with the basic chassis of the Type 38. The engine produced about 120 hp; the Type 43 was noted at the time as the world's first 100 mph production car — in fact, it could hit 110 mph when most fast cars could only reach 70 mph. 160 of these "Grand Sport" cars were made from 1927 through 1931, with a Type 43A roadster appearing that year and lasting through 1932. The Type 44 was the widest-production variant of this range, with 1,095 known. A larger and sometimes enclosed tourer, it used a new 3-valve SOHC 3 L engine derived from the Type 43's unit, it was built from late 1927 through 1930. The Bugatti Type 49 was an enclosed touring car similar to the earlier Type 44. Produced from 1930 through 1934, about 470 examples were built; the Type 49 was the last of the early 8-cylinder Bugatti line which began with the Type 30, though its gearbox would be reused on the Type 55.

The Type 49 featured a straight-8 engine of 3.3 L displacement. Bore and stroke were 72 mm by 100 mm and three valves per cylinder were used with a single overhead camshaft. Ray Bonds; the Illustrated Directory of Sports Cars. Motorbooks. ISBN 0-7603-1420-9. Sujatha Menon, ed.. Super Cars, Classics of Their Time. Quintet Publishing. ISBN 0-7607-6228-7. CS1 maint: extra text: authors list Type 38 Murphy Roadster, chassis number 38435: the only American-bodied Bugatti


Explocity Pvt Ltd is a media and publishing company headquartered in Bangalore. The company was formed by Ramjee Chandran. Explocity has city based publications across six cities in India, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kolkata. Prior to the inception of Explocity, Chandran first began a Bangalore-based magazine, Bangalore This Fortnight, in 1989; this was followed by the launch of the The internet had just begun its journey in the late 1990s in India, when Chandran created in 1999. Some of the initial funding was from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has content includes events, hotel listings, shopping and sightseeing in cities like New York City, Bangalore, Hyderabad, New Delhi and Kolkata. The Explocity guide, was the next product from Explocity, which provides information on restaurants, places to visit, shopping, in cities around the world, it began publishing lifestyle magazines like 080, 044 and 040, followed by 022 and 011. A daily newsletter, MyTime, was created.

Explocity was one of the first companies in the world to introduce the software called Pagician for their digital magazines. Explocity launched a city Movies Guide website online called Explocity Movies. Explocity partners with Kingfisher to bring out the Kingfisher Explocity Great Food and Nightlife Guides. On the eve of its 21st anniversary, Explocity launched an area specific destination guide for the Indiranagar area in Bangalore, followed by the more recent guide to the Mumbai-based shopping mall Palladium. Explocity is the official publisher of the Dubai Shopping Festival 2010 and the Dubai Summer Surprises 2010. Explocity organised the Bangalore Restaurant Week, a week-long event involving the best restaurants in Bangalore in November 2011; the event started with 7 chefs from leading hotels in Bangalore, facing off in a cooking competition called King of Chefs. Explocity's weekend dining newsletter FirstFoodie was written about in IMPACT magazine's story about media houses in India that cater to food and beverages in January 2013.

Explocity launched EXEC - India's first magazine for business travellers - in April 2010. A couple of years EXEC tied up with a smartphone content provider to serve its content on the iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablet devices. Of recent times, Explocity has been under the active management of Sol Mooney Media, a venture started by Explocity founder Ramjee Chandran. Article about Kingfisher partnering with Explocity for the Kingfisher Explocity Great Food and Nightlife Guides Article in the Telegraph India about Explocity's involvement in the Foodguide business Article that quotes Ramjee Chandran on listings as a revenue stream for portals Explocity on Wikimapia Explocity Launches 044 Magazine for Chennai An old article in The Hindu about Explocity An article that cites Ramjee Chandran, CEO of Explocity as one of the key people of Indian media About the Kingfisher Explocity Great Food Guide Explocity appoints Allen Mendonca as Editorial Director Explocity listed as one of India's favourite websites Explocity website Executive Traveller Magazine Sol Mooney Media website


A bandwin was a team of agricultural workers in the Scottish Lowlands before the agricultural revolution, who carried out the harvest. The term was first recorded in 1642; the bandwin was characteristically made up of two teams of two women and a man who acted as reapers and a bandster who gathered and bound the sheaves. The work of women in the bandwin was unusually as valued as that of the men; the term was first recorded in 1642 in the Sheriffs records for Aberdeenshire. It may be derived from the bands of stalks used to tie the sheaves of grain, or because it made up a band or group. Most members were women from the Highlands. Characteristically they were made up of seven members: six shearers using the crescent-shaped sickle, a bandster who bound the sheaves; the reapers were divided into two teams. The bandster was a man and the two teams were ideally made up of two women and one man; the man in each team cut the strongest stalks in the run middle of the group. The woman on the right hand side had the most laborious task, as she had to stretch to meet the adjacent ridge.

The two women in a team would, as a result, change places every landing. A bandster could bind the corn of two teams and the six reapers could cut two acres a day; the work of women in the bandwin was unusually as valued as that of the men. In the mid-eighteenth century female reapers received 5d a day, male reapers 6d a day and the bandster 7d

Parassala B. Ponnammal

Parassala B. Ponnammal is an Indian Carnatic musician. On 23 September 2006, she sang at the Navaratri Mandapam in Trivandrum, breaking 300 years of tradition that forbade women from performing at or attending the famed Navaratri Celebrations of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala; this was made possible by Prince Rama Varma of the Travancore Royal Family. She was born to Mahadeva Iyer and Bhagavathy Ammal in a Kerala Iyer family in 1924 in Parassala in Thiruvananthapuram district of the Indian state of Kerala. Ponnammal started to learn carnatic music as a child. Ponnammal was the first female student to enroll in the newly started Swathi Thirunal College of Music in Thiruvananthapuram during the early 1940s and passed out from there with first rank in "Gana Bushanam" and "Gana Praveena" courses. Ponnammal learned Carnatic music from several carnatic master singers. Shri. Papanasam Sivan, Shri. Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar and Shri. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer were some of her teachers. Ponnammal started her career as a music teacher by joining the Cotton Hill Girls High School in Thiruvnanthapuram.

She became the first female member of the teaching faculty in the Swathi Thirunal College of Music in Thiruvananthapuram. She was the first woman principal to head the RLV College of Fine Arts at Tripunithura, she performed Guruvayur Puresa Suprabhatham, Trisivapuresa Suprabhatahm, Ulsava Prabhandam, Navarathri Kriti, Meenambika Sthothram, along with compositions of Irayamman Thampi and Mr. K. C. Kesava Pillai, she has performed across India and abroad. Her awards include: Padma Shri, Government of India, New Delhi. 2017. M. G. Radhakrishnan Award, 2016. Lifetime Achievement Award, Chennai Fine Arts, Tamil Nadu on 23 March 2015. Sangeetha Prabhakara Award, 2012. S. Ganesha Sarma Award, instituted by Ganesha Sarma Educational and Charitable Society, 2009. Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, 2009. Swathi Sangeetha Puraskaram, 2009. Sree Guruvayurappan Chembai Puraskaram, 2009 N. J. Nandini M. G. Radhakrishnan Dr. K. Omanakutty Neyyattinkara Vasudevan Ms. Parassala Ponnammal Parassala Ponnammal |Interview with Padma award winner Parassala Ponnammal on YouTube