That Night in Rio

That Night in Rio is a 1941 Technicolor American musical comedy film directed by Irving Cummings and starring Alice Faye, Don Ameche and Carmen Miranda. It is one of several film adaptations of a play called The Red Cat by Hans Adler. Others are On the Riviera; the original songs for the film were written by the musical partnership of Harry Warren and Mack Gordon. These include: "Boa Noite", "They Met in Rio", "Chica Chica Boom Chic" and "I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi". Larry Martin is an American entertainer in the Casino Samba in Rio de Janeiro, he has a skit in his show, making fun of the womanizing Baron Manuel Duarte. On one particular evening, the Baron and his wife, Baroness Cecilia Duarte come to see Larry's impersonation. To the surprise of the couple, the act is amazingly realistic. Backstage, the Baron meets Larry's girlfriend and invites her to a party he is going to hold. Carmen declines. In the evening, Larry meets Cecilia and is attracted to her singing and her beauty, he does an impersonation of the Baron for her.

But the real Baron receives a telegram that his airline is in danger because a contract is not being renewed and he has purchased 51% of the stock. Needing money to repay the bank he borrowed it from, he flies down to Buenos Aires. Larry is hired to play the Baron to confuse his rival, but at the stock market, he buys the remainder of the airline stock; that evening, at the party, Larry is hired again to play the Baron. He does not want the Baroness to know, he sweeps her off her feet and they stay close to each other for the remainder of the evening. Meanwhile, Carmen is furious to discover that Larry is at the party and decides to go there as well, where she discovers that he is impersonating the Baron. To make matter worse, the real Baron returns to his house. Machado corners talks to him in French, which Larry can't understand. After the party, the Baron discovers that Cecilia was flirting with Larry for the evening and tries to play the joke on her. She, inadvertently turns the tables on him.

To get back at his wife, the next morning, the Baron calls and tells Cecilia that his plane has just landed. Cecilia fears that she has been unfaithful to Manuel but Larry tells her the truth. At the office, Machado gives the Baron a payment of $32 million for his airline, the topic of his conversation with Larry; the Baron heads home but Cecilia tries one more time to get back at him by pretending to make violent love to Larry. It turns out to be the Baron and all is soon resolved in the end. Don Ameche as Larry Martin / Baron Manuel Duarte Alice Faye as Baroness Cecilia Duarte Carmen Miranda as Carmen, Larry's girlfriend S. Z. Sakall as Arthur Penna J. Carrol Naish as Machado, Manuel Duarte's business rival Curt Bois as Felicio Salles Leonid Kinskey as Monsieur Pierre Dufond Frank Puglia as Pedro, Manuel's valet Lillian Porter as Luiza, Cecilia's maid Maria Montez as Inez The movie's working titles were "A Latin from Manhattan", "Rings on Her Fingers", "They Met in Rio" and "The Road to Rio".

According to The Hollywood Reporter of November 15, 1940, Paramount objected to the proposed title The Road to Rio because it created confusion with that studio's Road to Zanzibar starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. That Night in Rio marked the sixth and final teaming of Don Ameche and Alice Faye, one of Fox's most popular twosomes. Faye and Ameche recorded and filmed the song "Chica Chica Boom Chic" as a dance number, but only the sequence of Miranda and Ameche singing the song is in the released picture. Irving Cummings directed the screenplay by Bess Meredyth and Hal Long. According to a letter from studio head Darryl F. Zanuck, the script for That Night in Rio had been submitted to the Brazilian Ambassador in Washington, D. C. who approved it and described it as "the kind of picture that will be helpful to North and South America relations." A report in the MPAA/PCA filed noted that the picture was rejected for distribution in Ireland, although no reason was given. "Chica Chica Boom Chic" — Don Ameche and Carmen Miranda "The Baron Is in Conference" — Mary Ann Hyde, Vivian Mason, Barbara Lynn, Jean O'Donnell "The Conference" — Don Ameche "They Met in Rio" - Don Ameche and Alice Faye "Cai Cai" — Carmen Miranda "I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi" — Carmen Miranda "Boa Noite" — Don Ameche, Alice Faye and Carmen Miranda The film was released in theaters on April 11, 1941, to enthusiastic audiences and mildly appreciative critics, with Miranda stealing the notices.

Variety wrote that "Ameche is capable in a dual role, Miss Faye is eye-appealing, but it's the tempestuous Miranda who gets away to a flying start from the first sequence." The Hollywood Reporter described her as "vivid and tempestuous," and The Los Angeles Herald-Examiner wrote that she was "outfitted in smart, barbaric colors, waving articulate hips and rollicking through the most fun of her Hollywood career." The Sydney Daily Mirror, said that "Apparently exotic Carmen Miranda's lips are as fascinating as her hands."Bosley Crowther of The New York Times dryly noted that "In spite of its hot Latin rhythms and the presence of Carmen Miranda in the cast, That Night in Rio departs but little from the stock musical comedy formula, which sacrifices originality... In fact, the only departure of slightly revolutionary degree is the employment of Don Ameche in dual roles, instead of his customa

Corruption in Bangladesh

Corruption in Bangladesh has been a continuing problem. According to all major ranking institutions, Bangladesh finds itself among the most corrupt countries in the world. Transparency International's 2017 Corruption Perception Index ranks the country 143rd place out of 180 countries; the public sectors conducted by the Government are the most corrupted sectors of the country. Anti Corruption Commission is formed in 2004, but is considered to be ineffective in investigating and preventing corruption because of governmental control over it. After splitting from Pakistan in 1971, Bangladesh was ruled by a series of civilian and military governments. Riots surrounding the 2014 elections resulted in hundreds of deaths and Freedom House changed the country's "political rights" rating from 3 to 4; this was only one incident, however, in a modern history of fatal political violence. The country's score for rule of law on the Worldwide Governance Indicators declined from 28.6 in 2011 to 22.7 in 2013. Although Bangladesh has experienced notable social and economic progress since around the turn of the century, it remains one of the world's poorest nations, with 76.5% in 2010 living on less than US$2 a day.

Bribery, rent-seeking and inappropriate use of government funds, excessive lobbying, long time delays in service performance, irresponsible conduct from the government officials, bureaucratic intemperance have made public sector departments the most corrupt sectors of Bangladesh. Public sectors in Bangladesh include police departments, fire departments, water supply, gas supply, waste disposal, transportation, administration etc. A 2012 study found that 97% of MPs were involved in illegal activities, with 77% abusing their positions on local election boards, 75% abusing development projects for their own benefit, including accepting commissions in exchange for approving projects or programs, 53% being involved in outright criminal acts, 69% influencing procurement decisions, 62% influential local elections. 45% of Bangladeshis view political parties as corrupt, while 41% regard the parliament as corrupt. Only the police and the judiciary are viewed as more corrupt. Many politicians are regarded as out-and-out criminals, while the parties "are believed to harbour criminals and terrorists," according to TI Bangladesh.

The parties exchange party funds for favours or pay them out because of extortion. They improperly use state funds to buy jobs and contracts for party members and other purposes. Party finances are non-transparent. Both the parliament and the political parties are under the influence of business, with 56% of MPs now being business people. On 9 April 2012 Railway Minister Suranjit Sengupta's assistant personal secretary, general manager of the eastern region, commandant of security were driving to Suranjit's residence with 7.4 million Taka of bribe money, when the driver Azam Khan turned them in. In 2012 World Bank alleged that Syed Abul Hossain was one of the corruption conspirator in the Padma Bridge Scandal, he resigned from his office on 23 July 2012. Former state minister for foreign affairs and MP of Awami League Abul Hasan Chowdhury was involved in that corruption plot. On 29 August 2012, Anti Corruption Commission of Bangladesh said that they have the information that Syed Modasser Ali, adviser to the prime minister Sheikh Hasina influenced Sonali Bank authorities into granting scam loan to the controversial Hallmark Group.

On 24 April 2013, a commercial building named Rana Plaza in Savar, Bangladesh collapsed due to structural failure. That building was owned by a Jubo League leader. On 27 April 2014, the incident named; the main plotter of that incident Nur Hossain was the vice-president of Siddhirganj Awami League. On 15 October 2015, Awami League MP Manjurul Islam Liton was arrested for shooting a 9-year-old boy named Shahadat Hossain Shoura. On 10 April 2016, Bangladesh Supreme Court Appellate Division upheld 13-year jail to former minister of Disaster Management and Relief Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya rejecting his review plea seeking acquittal in graft case. On November 2016, Awami League MP Abdur Rahman Bodi was sentenced to three years of prison and fined US$1 million for illegally amassing and hiding wealth of US$100 million. On 13 July 2017, Gazi Tarique Salman, a civil servant was harassed by police, local administration, local Awami League leader Obaidullah Saju. Though Swiss National Bank's data published on 29 June 2017 shows that Bangladesh has BDT 4423,00,00,00,000 in Swiss banks, an increase by 20% since 2013-14, Bangladesh's minister of finance Abul Mal Abdul Muhit sid that "Media exaggerated rise of Bangladeshi deposit in Swiss banks".

In 2007, Military backed caretaker government charged Harris Chowdhury, former Political Secretary of Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, of acquiring his wealth through corruption. Chowdhury was charged with involvement in the Murder of former finance minister, Shah AMS Kibria, in 2005, he was charged with involvement in 15 August 2004 Dhaka grenade attack and Zia Charitable Trust corruption case. On 21 December 2014, an arrest warrant was issued against him, his properties were confiscated by the directives of Bangladesh High Court. Harris Chowdhury is a fugitive from 2007. On 22 July 2007, Wadud Bhuiyan received 20-years' of prison sentence for illegally amassing more than a million dollar of cash and property. On 16 October 2008, it has been reported that the Interpol found the trace of a d

Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique

Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique is a French professional association collecting payments of artists’ rights and distributing the rights to the original songwriters and music publishers. Founded in 1851, it is a non-profit non-trading entity owned and managed by its members according to the business model of a cooperative. Composers Ernest Bourget, Victor Parizot and Paul Henrion in Paris in 1847 succeeded in having payment made for their works which were being played in the leading café-concert at the time, Les Ambassadeurs; the French courts recognized. The provisional union of authors and publishers of music was thus established in 1850, one year the professional union became a society of authors and publishers who divided the author’s rights collected amongst the members, this rule has been maintained to the present day. SACEM first had 350 members when it was founded in the 1850s, distributed between authors and publishers of music; this period was marked by the start of the urban revolution, the growth of metropolises and the progression and multiplication of café-concerts.

A century after SACEM’s foundation, the number of its members was multiplied by 170. In 1963, SACEM developed cultural action to aid musical creation, the dissemination of works and integration of young professionals; every year, over a million works are registered with SACEM. Every year, following a vote by the Board of Directors, the Grands Prix Sacem are awarded to authors, authors-directors and music publishers who are members of Sacem. Since 2006, the ceremony celebrates outstanding contributions in songwriting, music publishing and classical contemporary music. Official website Official website