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The Jackie Robinson Story

The Jackie Robinson Story is a 1950 biographical film directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Jackie Robinson as himself; the film focuses on Robinson's struggle with the abuse of bigots as he becomes the first African-American Major League Baseball player of the modern era. The film is among the list of films in the public domain in the United States; however a new copyrighted "restored and in color" version was released in conjunction with the Jackie Robinson Foundation in 2008. The film begins with Robinson as a boy, he is given a worn-out baseball glove by a stranger impressed by his fielding skills. As a young man, he becomes a multi-sport star at UCLA, but as he nears graduation, he worries about his future, his older brother Mack was an outstanding college athlete and graduate, but the only job he could get was that of a lowly street cleaner. When America enters World War II, Robinson is drafted. Afterward, he plays baseball with a professional African-American team. However, the constant travel keeps him away from his college sweetheart, Rae.

One day, Brooklyn Dodgers scout Clyde Sukeforth invites him to meet Branch Rickey, president of the Major League Baseball team. At first, Robinson considers the offer to be a practical joke, as African Americans are not allowed to play in the segregated major leagues; when he is convinced that the opportunity is genuine, he and Rickey size each other up. After thinking over Rickey's warning about the hatred and abuse he would have to endure without being able to strike back, Robinson signs with the Dodgers' International League farm team, the Montreal Royals. Though he wants to delay marrying Rae to shield her, she insists on an immediate wedding so she can support her man in the trying times ahead. Robinson leads the league in hitting in his first year, despite the grave concerns expressed by the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rickey goes ahead and promotes him to the Dodgers. Reviled at first by many of the fans and some of his own teammates, Robinson gets off to a shaky start, playing out of position at first base and going through a hitting slump, but gradually wins people over with his talent and determination.

The team goes on to win the pennant, with Robinson driving in the tying run and scoring the winning one in the deciding game. At the end, Robinson is invited to address the United States House of Representatives in Washington, D. C. Principal photography for the film took place in the off-season following his third season with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Much of the film was shot at home of the PCL Hollywood Stars. During its initial release—in the era of racial segregation—the film received critical praise and fared well at the box office. According to Bosley Crowther, "What is this new the sincerity of the dramatization and the integrity of Mr. Robinson playing himself. Too in films of this nature about sports figures, fanciful or real, the sentiments are inflated and the heroics glorified. Here the simple story of Mr. Robinson's trail-blazing career is re-enacted with manifest fidelity and conspicuous dramatic restraint, and Mr. Robinson, doing that rare thing of playing himself in the picture's leading role, displays a calm assurance and composure that might be envied by many a Hollywood star."The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists: 2006: AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers – Nominated On April 19, 2005, 20th Century Fox and Legend Films released a colorized version of the film, donating a portion of the proceeds to the Jackie Robinson Foundation, a charity that benefits education for gifted students.

Another official version, as seen on Prime Video, remains in release by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 42, a 2013 film about Robinson List of United Artists films The Jackie Robinson Story on YouTube "Jackie Robinson's Double Play". Life. Pp. 129ff. Retrieved 2014-04-06. "The Jackie Robinson Story Lobby Cards". Archived from the original on 2012-03-18; the Jackie Robinson Story on IMDb The Jackie Robinson Story at the TCM Movie Database The Jackie Robinson Story at AllMovie The Jackie Robinson Story is available for free download at the Internet Archive

East Anglia Array

The East Anglia Array is a proposed series of offshore wind farms to be located around 30 miles off the east coast of East Anglia, in the North Sea, England. It is being developed in partnership by ScottishPower Vattenfall. Up to six individual projects could be set up in the area with a maximum capacity of up to 7.2 GW. The first project, East Anglia ONE at 714 MW, received planning consent in June 2014 and contracts in April 2016. Offshore construction began in 2018 and is expected to be completed around 2020; the East Anglia Zone is in the North Sea off the east coast of East Anglia. It is one of nine offshore zones belonging to the Crown Estate which formed part of the third licence round for UK offshore wind farms. At the closest point the zone is 14 km from shore. East Anglia Offshore Wind is a partnership between ScottishPower Vattenfall. In December 2009, EAOW was announced as the developer for the East Anglia Zone; the target capacity for the entire East Anglia Zone is 7200 MW which could require up to 1200 turbines.

Up to six individual projects could be set up in the area. The first intended project is the East Anglia ONE windfarm in preparation. EAOW has announced plans for further projects named East Anglia TWO and THREE. East Anglia ONE is located in the southern area of the East Anglia Zone, is 43 km from the shore; the initial proposal was to achieve an installed capacity of 1200 MW. Cabling for East Anglia ONE will land near the River Deben at Bawdsey and run north of Ipswich, be connected to the National Grid at Bramford. A plan was formally submitted to the government in December 2012, planning consent was granted in June 2014. In October 2014 ScottishPower announced that it intended to scale down East Anglia ONE because of insufficient subsidies. In February 2015 it was announced that ScottishPower would proceed with a scaled-down 714 MW project. A contract for £119/MWh was published on 27 April 2016, using 102 Siemens Wind Power gearless turbines of 7 MW each. Nacelles will be built in Cuxhaven. Due to water depths between 30-40 m, the turbines will use jacketed foundations.

Cabling is to be at 66 kV as opposed to the traditional 33 kV. Two export cables at 220 kV AC send the power to shore. Onshore construction began in 2017, with offshore construction starting in 2018; the first foundation was completed in June 2018 and the first turbine was completed in June 2019. The windfarm's offshore substation was installed in August 2018. First power was generated in September 2019. Once completed, the windfarm will generate electricity at full capacity by 2020; the East Anglia TWO wind farm is proposed to be 31km off-shore from Lowestoft and to have a generating capacity of 900MW. It is planned to be ready by 2030; the proposed East Anglia THREE wind farm is located in the northern half of the East Anglia Zone, is 69 km from the shore. It is expected to provide an installed capacity of 1200 MW from up to 172 turbines. "East Anglia Offshore Windfarm Zone",, archived from the original on 10 February 2015, retrieved 18 February 2015 National Infrastructure Planning East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm East Anglia THREE Offshore Wind Farm East Anglia FOUR Offshore wind Farm, archived from the original on 12 March 2016, retrieved 17 February 2016

Bram Stoker's Dracula (video game)

Bram Stoker's Dracula is a 1993 video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super NES, Game Boy, Master System, Sega CD, Game Gear, MS-DOS and Amiga games consoles. Based on the 1992 movie of the same name which in turn is based on the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker, each version of the game was identical; the Amiga version was released in 1994 for North Europe. A CD-ROM version for DOS was released in 1995; each console has a different styled genre game based on the film, in most games the single player character is Jonathan Harker, one of the main protagonists of the Dracula film, the original novel by Bram Stoker, which the film was based on. Bram Stoker's Dracula for the Game Boy is a 1993 video game that bears a closer resemblance to platform games such as Super Mario Land than horror films; the player controls a young lawyer named Jonathan Harker. Harker must free himself from Dracula's capture, follow him to London, end his reign of terror, it was voted to be the 21st worst video game of all time according to FLUX magazine.

The game is on the Nintendo Entertainment System. The gameplay is similar to the Game Boy version, though the NES version has much smoother character animation and better resolution. Master System and Game Gear versions of the game are similar, but with a wider color palette and more shading effects; the release for the Super NES and Genesis releases were platforming action games that are identical to each other, but have a few alterations depending on the version. In the game, the player takes on the role of Jonathan Harker. Throughout the levels, Abraham Van Helsing will help Jonathan in his quest by providing advanced weapons; the game is of the side-scrolling genre. In the game, Jonathan Harker travels through six different stages and fights various bosses, such as Lucy Westenra as a vampiress, Count Dracula's three brides, Dracula's coach driver, Dracula's fire-breathing dragon and Dracula himself in multiple forms, such as his bat form, his young form, his evil wolf form and his knight form.

Levels in the game include the Romanian countryside, a rat-infested old village inn, Dracula's castle, Dracula's cavernous vaults, Dracula's misty catacombs, various locations in London, Lucy's crypt, a graveyard and Carfax Abbey. The release for Sega CD makes use of digitized backgrounds and includes full motion video cutscenes from the film. Released in North America, the player controls Jonathan Harker as he travels through seven stages that are based on scenes from the film; the release for the Amiga uses digitized graphics for characters that were recycled from the Sega CD game. However, the setup is quite different. There are nine stages in the game to play through; each stage has a primary task that involves finding and destroying all the coffins that have Transylvanian earth inside, in order to advance in the game, but the last coffin to be destroyed is guarded by one of Dracula's stronger minions, in each stage. Like in the Sega CD game, Jonathan Harker has to kick his enemies; the player can restore health by finding potions, extra lives are available to pick up as well.

Picking up Holy Crosses allows the player to fire a long-ranged holy beam attack, but only for a short period of time. Staircases and doors can be used to travel throughout each stage; the release for DOS is played from a first-person perspective, similar to other games like Doom or Wolfenstein 3D. In this version, Harker must traverse several large stages to locate and purify a varying number of coffins with holy wafers, while warding off various monsters with either a pistol or a knife; when all of the coffins in a stage are purified, Harker must confront Dracula in one of three forms. Electronic Gaming Monthly gave the Sega CD version a 5.25 out of 10, commenting that the main character's movements are choppy, the battling with birds and bats is unimpressive and dull, the full motion video sequences are so pixelated and blurry that it is difficult to make out what is going on. Computer Gaming World stated of the DOS version, "It appears that Psygnosis spent most of their Dracula budget on acquiring the movie license, leaving little for game development and packaging.

The game play is uninspired and repetitious". The magazine recommended Veil of Dracula Unleashed to vampire fans. Bram Stoker's Dracula 8-bit and portable versions at MobyGames - Game Boy, Game Gear, Master System and NES Bram Stoker's Dracula 16-bit versions at MobyGames - Amiga, Genesis/Mega-Drive and SNES Bram Stoker's Dracula Sega CD version at MobyGames Bram Stoker's Dracula DOS version at MobyGames


Singerie is the name given to a visual arts genre depicting monkeys imitating human behavior fashionably attired, intended as a diverting sight, always with a gentle cast of mild satire. The term is derived from the French word for "Monkey Trick". Though it has a long history, the height of the genre was in the Rococo; the practise can be traced as far back as Ancient Egypt. Comical scenes with monkeys appearing in human attire and a human environment originated as a pictorial genre in Flemish painting in the 16th century and were further developed in the 17th century; the Flemish engraver Pieter van der Borcht introduced the singerie as an independent theme around 1575 in a series of prints, which are embedded in the artistic tradition of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, whose 1562 Two Monkeys started the craze. These prints were disseminated and the theme was picked up by other Flemish artists, in particular by those in Antwerp such as Frans Francken the Younger, Jan Brueghel the Elder and the Younger, Sebastiaen Vrancx and Jan van Kessel the Elder.

David Teniers the Younger became the principal practitioner of the genre and developed it further with his younger brother Abraham Teniers. The two brothers were able to cater to the prevailing taste in the art market and were thus instrumental in spreading the genre outside Flanders. In the 17th century artists like Nicolaes van Verendael, principally known as a painter of flower still lifes started to paint ‘monkey scenes’ as well. Singeries became popular among French artists in the early 18th century. French decorator and designer Jean Berain the Elder included dressed figures of monkeys in many wall decorations, the great royal ébéniste André Charles Boulle used them in his work and Watteau painted The Monkey Sculptor, a critique of art and artists' habit of "aping" nature. A complete monkey orchestra, the "Monkey Band" was produced in Meissen porcelain, copied by Chelsea porcelain and other factories. In France the most famous such rococo decor are Christophe Huet's Grande Singerie and Petite Singerie decors at the Château de Chantilly, the basis for the Meissen figures.

In England the French painter Andieu de Clermont is known for his singeries: the most famous decorates the ceiling of the Monkey Room at Monkey Island Hotel, located on Monkey Island in Bray-on-Thames, England. The Grade I listed buildings, which have housed guests since 1840 were built in the 1740s by Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough. Singeries regained popularity in the 19th century and artists successful in this genre included Zacharie Noterman, Emmanuel Noterman, Charles Verlat, Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, Edmund Bristow, Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps, Charles Monginot and Paul Friedrich Meyerheim. "The Singerie: Monkeys acting as Humans in Art" Public Domain Review article with many images Depictions of monkeys in medieval manuscripts Pinterest


Rødgrød, Rote Grütze, or Rode Grütt, meaning "red groats", is a sweet fruit dish from Denmark and Northern Germany. The name of the dish in Danish features many of the elements that make Danish pronunciation difficult for non-native speakers, so rødgrød med fløde "red porridge with cream", is a used shibboleth since the early 1900s. Rødgrød or Rote Grütze was traditionally made of groat or grit, as revealed by the second component of the name in Danish, German, or Low German. Semolina and sago are used in some family recipes; the essential ingredients that justify the adjective are red summer berries such as redcurrant, raspberries, blackberries and stoned black cherries. The essential flavour can be achieved with redcurrant alone; the amounts of starch, semolina differ with the solidity desired. The preparation is that of a pudding: The fruits are cooked with sugar; the mass should cool down for a moment so that the starch—dissolved in fruit juice or water—can be stirred into it without clumping.

A second cooking process of one to two minutes is needed to start the gelatinization. Rødgrød or Rote Grütze is served hot or cold as a dessert with milk, a mixture of milk and vanilla sugar, vanilla sauce, vanilla ice cream, or custard to balance the refreshing taste of the fruit acids. There are several modern variants of Rødgrød, sold in German supermarkets: Grüne Grütze, the green variant, is made from gooseberries and rhubarb in combination with kiwifruit and apples. In Denmark, a similar dish is known as stikkelsbærgrød. To make Blaue Grütze, the blue variant, bilberries, plums and grapes are used. Gelbe Grütze consists of peaches, yellow gooseberries, gold kiwifruit, or other yellow fruits. In Poland, parts of Russia, the Baltic states and Ukraine, Kissel is known as a dessert similar to Rødgrød. Danish cuisine List of fruit dishes List of porridges List of shibboleths Use of "Rødgrød med fløde" as Danish shibboleth during World War II Youtube video with Danes pronouncing "Rødgrød med fløde"


Andheri is a locality of West Mumbai. Andheri West comes under K/W ward of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation while Andheri East comes under the K/E ward of the same; the Andheri railway station is among the busiest railway stations in the city The expansion of the Mumbai Metro in the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor is a part of the government's master transportation plan. Line 1 of the Mumbai Metro spans the entire suburb of Andheri connecting Versova in the west to Ghatkopar in the Eastern Suburbs, covering a distance of 11.4 kilometres. It is elevated, consists of 12 stations. 9 out of the 12 stations are in Andheri. Work on the corridor began on 8 February 2008. A cable stay bridge, spanning the Western railway line, on the project was completed at the end of 2012; the line opened for service on 8 June 2014. Latest statistics reveal that 85 million passengers have used the metro line in the first 11 months since its launch. Mira Road List of schools and colleges in Andheri Shrivastava, S. L. Dhingra.

"Operational Integration Of Suburban Railway And Public Buses—Case Study Of Mumbai." Journal of Transportation Engineering 132.6: 518-522. Academic Search Premier. Web. 29 May 2012