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The Love Parade

The Love Parade is a 1929 American pre-Code musical comedy film, directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald, involving the marital difficulties of Queen Louise of Sylvania and her consort, Count Alfred Renard. Despite his love for Louise and his promise to be an obedient husband, Count Alfred finds his role as a figurehead unbearable; the supporting cast features Lillian Roth and Eugene Pallette. The film was directed by Lubitsch from a screenplay by Guy Bolton and Ernest Vajda adapted from the French play Le Prince Consort, written by Jules Chancel and Leon Xanrof; the play had been adapted for Broadway in 1905 by William Boosey and Cosmo Gordon Lennox. The Love Parade is notable for being both the film debut of Jeanette MacDonald and the first "talkie" film made by Ernst Lubitsch; the picture was released in a French-language version called Parade d'amour. Chevalier had thought that he would never be capable of acting as a Royal courtier, had to be persuaded by Lubitsch.

This huge box-office hit appeared just after the Wall Street crash, did much to save the fortunes of Paramount. Count Alfred, military attaché to the Sylvanian Embassy in Paris, is ordered back to Sylvania to report to Queen Louise for a reprimand following a string of scandals, including an affair with the ambassador's wife. In the meantime Queen Louise, ruler of Sylvania in her own right, is royally fed-up with her subjects' preoccupation with whom she will marry. Intrigued rather than offended by Count Alfred's dossier, Queen Louise invites him to dinner, their romance progresses to the point of marriage when, despite his qualms, for love of Louise Alfred agrees to obey the Queen. Maurice Chevalier as Count Alfred Renard Jeanette MacDonald as Queen Louise Lupino Lane as Jacques Lillian Roth as Lulu Eugene Pallette as Minister of War E. H. Calvert as Sylvanian Ambassador Edgar Norton as Master of Ceremonies Lionel Belmore as Prime Minister Although The Love Parade was Lubitsch's first sound film, he displayed a mastery of the technical requirements of the day.

In one scene, two couples sing the same song alternately. To do this with the available technology, Lubitsch had two sets built, with an off-camera orchestra between them, directed both scenes simultaneously; this enabled him to cut back and forth from one scene to the other in editing, something unheard of at the time. All songs are by Victor Schertzinger and Clifford Grey: "Ooh, La La" – sung by Lupino Lane "Paris, Stay the Same" – sung by Maurice Chevalier and Lupino Lane "Dream Lover" – sung by Jeanette MacDonald and chorus, reprise sung by Jeanette MacDonald "Anything to Please the Queen" – sung by Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier "My Love Parade" – sung by Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald "Let's Be Common" – sung by Lupino Lane and Lillian Roth "March of the Grenadiers" – sung by Jeanette MacDonald and chorus, reprise sung by chorus "Nobody's Using It Now" – sung by Maurice Chevalier "The Queen Is Always Right" – sung by Lupino Lane, Lillian Roth and chorus The Love Parade was nominated for six Academy Awards: Best Picture Best Actor - Maurice Chevalier Best Director - Ernst Lubitsch Best Cinematography - Victor Milner Art Direction - Hans Dreier Sound Recording - Franklin Hansen Notes The Love Parade at the American Film Institute Catalog The Love Parade on IMDb The Love Parade at the TCM Movie Database The Love Parade at AllMovie Michael Koresky.

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Sohel Chowdhury

Sohel Chowdhury was a Bangladeshi film actor. He was a popular film actor of the early 90s of Bangladeshi film. Sohel was born in Banani, Dhaka on 1963, his ancestral home is in Habiganj District. His father's name is mother Nurjahan Begum. Sohel started his career in acting by winning the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation, talent hunt, Notun Mukher Sondhane, along with his future wife Parveen Sultana Diti, they acted together in Hiramoti, an adaptation of a Punjabi story Heer-Ranjha. Sohel was moody, whose career was eclipsed by that of his wife, who had a more successful career, they acted together in Chirodiner Sathi. In 1986, Sohel Chowdhury married his actress Parveen Sultana Diti, they had won the Notun Mukher Sondhane, the talent contest of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation, in 1984 together. They had two children, Lamia Chowdhury was born in 1987, Dipta Chowdhury was born in 1989. In the mid 1990s Sohel Chowdhury and Parveen Sultana Diti separated. Diti married Iliyas Kanchan, her marriage with Kanchan ended in divorce.

Diti died on 20 March 2016 from brain cancer. Chowdhury was shot dead on 18 December 1998 outside Trumps Club in Abedin Tower, Dhaka. On 30 July 1999 Dhaka Metropolitan Police filed murder charges against nine individuals including Aziz Mohammad Bhai. Chowdhury had gotten into an argument with Bhai in Club Tramps/Trumps Club over a woman; the club was an illegal discothèque and bar. Bunty Islam, another owner of the club was arrested by Police officers from Detective Branch in 1999 in the murder case. Sohel Chowdhury on IMDb

Wild About Safety

Timon and Pumbaa's Wild About Safety is an educational series that features short films that were produced by Disney Educational Productions, Duck Studios, Underwriters Laboratories. The series is directed and produced by Dave Bossert, written by Douglas Segal; the music is composed by Mark Watters, the video was edited by Melissa Timme using Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro. The short films are played at Hong Kong Disneyland Paris; each short film is 12 minutes long. The short films appear as signs at the bag-checking area in the Disneyland Resort. In resorts in Walt Disney World & Disneyland, a video about hotel safety, the episodes "Safety Smart: On the Go!", the "Safety Smart: On the Go!" Short series are played on TV. Set in the world of The Lion King, the series follows friends Timon and Pumbaa as they learn to be "Safety Smart" by taking precautions such as being aware of your surroundings; the main storyline for the series is Timon not knowing/following proper safety guidance, Pumbaa teaching it to him.

At the end of each episode and Pumbaa sing a musical number reviewing all that they learned from the episode in question. Disney explains: "The two loveable characters will teach students in kindergarten through third grade the importance of always being on the look-out for safety problems. Together with Timon and Pumbaa, students will learn a variety of safety lesson that will help themselves and others avoid injuries". Timon Pumbaa Simba and his mother Sarabi make a cameo appearance in Safety Smart: Go Green! in which Timon misunderstands a CFL light bulb as a "cute fluffy lion." Safety Smart: At Home! - Pumbaa teaches Timon how to be safe in a house Safety Smart: Goes Green! - Pumbaa teaches Timon what they can do to make the Earth a safe, healthier place from picking up trash and recycling it and conserving the resources. Safety Smart: In the Water! - Timon and Pumbaa discuss water safety. Safety Smart: About Fire! - Timon and Pumbaa discuss fire safety. Safety Smart: Healthy and Fit! - Pumbaa teaches Timon about exercising, getting lots of sleep, eating healthy.

Safety Smart: Online! - Pumbaa teaches Timon about online safety, such as not giving personal information to strangers online, knowing who the person on the other end might be, how to handle cyberbullying situations, getting a parent's permission before visiting new websites. Safety Smart: Honest and Real! - Timon is upset because he didn't win the Honest & Real Award until Pumbaa teaches him how to have good character, giving him examples of the three character traits, such as honesty and responsibility, as they prepare for Hilda Hippo's party to honor her for winning. Safety Smart: On the Go! - Pumbaa teaches Timon the safety rules when walking, riding a bicycle, riding in a car, on a plane, bus, train or subway. "Safety Smart: On the Go!" is series of Safety Smart shorts based on the "Wild About Safety" episode of the same name. In a series of 2 minute shorts, Timon & Pumbaa take on certain topics on how to be safe when traveling; this short series is most well-known for being displayed on TV in resorts in Walt Disney World & Disneyland, in addition to a short "Wild About Safety" video about hotel safety & the "Wild About Safety" episode that the short series is based on.

List of "Safety Smart: On the Go!" Shorts: Amusement Parks Bikes and Scooters Boats Buses Cars Motorbikes Pedestrians Planes Trains On IMDB, Wild About Safety: Timon and Pumbaa Safety Smart at Home! has a rating of 7.8/10 from 12 user reviews. Wild About Safety: Timon and Pumbaa Safety Smart About Fire! has a rating of 8.3/10 from 9 user reviews

Moscow Cat Museum

Moscow Cat Museum is a museum in Moscow, created in 1993 and dedicated to the theme of cats in art and life. Between May and June 1992, exhibitions organised by Andrei Abramov were held around Moscow, with painters and other artists, with a focus on the feline form; the exhibition program was titled'Cat's Eye', this would be a running title for special exhibits at the museum. The program was so successful that it led Andrei creating the Moscow Cat Museum in Moscow, Central Federal District in March 1993; as well as art ranging from batiks to photographs, the museum includes books and suits, all centered on the theme of cats. The museum had to be moved to Rublyovskoye Shosse as the initial sponsors, a pet food company, withdrew their funding; the list of main expositions includes Cat's Eye and Cats, Cat's Magic, Children's Pictures of Cats, Cat Around the Map projects. Though the museum contains trinkets such as biscuits and postcards, none of what is displayed is on sale; the museum is host to Cat' beauty contest.

Hosted as part of a wider festival, its main judging criteria is stated as judging "the gracefulness and harmony of the pair and cat". However, extra points are awarded for cat knowledge, a special challenge is issued for contestants. Official website

Coffi Codjia

Coffi Codjia is a Beninese football referee. An international referee since 1994, Codjia was a referee at the FIFA World Cup in 2002 and 2006, the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1999 and 2003 and the African Cup of Nations in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, in which he was the referee for the final, 2010. Codjia was indefinitely suspended by the Confederation of African Football for not taking action against Algeria's Fawzi Chaouchi, who appeared to head-butt him in a semi final of 2010 African Cup of Nations semi-final game against Egypt. Chaouchi, sent off for a second bookable offence, received a three match ban by CAF for the headbutt. Codjia was one of the 38 preselected referees for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but did not make the final list of 30, he returned to international officiating duty in September 2010, refereeing a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game between Liberia and Zimbabwe in Monrovia. FIFA profile Reuters profile

List of Sicilian dishes

This is a list of Sicilian dishes and foods. Sicilian cuisine shows traces of all the cultures which established themselves on the island of Sicily over the last two millennia. Although its cuisine has a lot in common with Italian cuisine, Sicilian food has Spanish and Arab influences. Arancini or Arancine – stuffed rice balls which are coated with breadcrumbs and fried, they are said to have originated in Sicily in the 10th century during Kalbid rule. Cannolishortcrust pastry cylinder shell filled with sweet ricotta, mascarpone or chocolate or vanilla cream. Caponata- cooked vegetable salad made from chopped fried eggplant and celery seasoned with sweetened vinegar, with capers in a sweet and sour sauce. Crocchè- mashed potato and egg, covered in bread crumbs and fried. Farsu magru- beef or veal slices that are flattened and superimposed to form a large rectangle. On top of this is a layer of thin bacon slices. For the filling, crushed bread slices, cubed cheese and ham, chopped onions and fresh herbs are mixed together.

Frittula - pork and/or beef byproducts from butchering, fried in lard and spiced. Likëngë – pork sausages flavored with salt and seed of Fennel, made in Piana degli Albanesi and Santa Cristina Gela Maccu, a soup with fresh fava beans and fennel bulb. Muffuletta- a sesame-seed bread, or the layered New Orleans sandwich made with it, stuffed with sausage meats, olive salad, etc. Panelle – Sicilian fritters made from chickpea flour and other ingredients, they are a popular street food in Palermo. Pani ca meusa - organ meats and sausage served on Vastedda, a sesame-seed bun Pasta alla Norma, pasta with tomatoes, fried eggplant and basil. Pasta con le sarde, pasta with sardines and anchovies. Pesto alla trapanese – a Sicilian variation of the genoese pesto, typical of the Province of Trapani; the dish was introduced in ancient times by Genoese ships, coming from the east and stopping at the port of Trapani, who brought the tradition of agliata, a sort of pesto-sauce based on garlic and walnuts. Scaccia/Scacciata -a thin flatbread layered with vegetables and meats and rolled up.

Sicilian pizza – pizza prepared in a manner that originated in Sicily. In the United States, the phrase Sicilian pizza is synonymous with thick-crust or deep-dish pizza derived from the sicilian Sfincione. Stigghiola - spiced and grilled intestine from lamb or goat. Stuffed eggplant Amaro Averna, a herb-citrus liqueur. Marsala wine Caciocavallo and Ragusano cheese, stretched-curd cheeses similar to Mozzarella. Canestrato, a hard cheese made from a mixture of sheep and goat milks. Ricotta, a fresh cheese made from whey. Pecorino Siciliano - a Sicilian sheep's-milk cheese. Sicilian cheeses Biscotti Regina Buccellato Cannoli Cassata Ciarduna Cioccolato di Modica Crocetta of Caltanissetta Cuccìa Cuccidati Frutta martorana Gelato Gelo di melone Giurgiulena Granita Ice cream'Mpanatigghi'Nzuddi Pignolata Pignolo ZeppoleSicilian desserts and sweets Aglio Rosso di Nubia Cipolla di Giarratana Mazzarrone Pomodoro di Pachino Siracusa lemonSicilian fruits and vegetables Caponata – a Sicilian aubergine dish consisting of a cooked vegetable salad made from chopped fried eggplant and celery seasoned with sweetened vinegar, with capers in a sweet and sour sauce.

Sicilian orange salad – is a typical salad dish of Sicilian and Spanish cuisine which uses oranges as its main ingredient. It is served at the beginning or at the end of a meal. Pantelleria salad - is a salad consisting of tomatoes, boiled potatoes, red onions and mackerel and seasoned with olive oil, oregano and capers. Italian cuisine List of Italian dishes