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The Shop Around the Corner

The Shop Around the Corner is a 1940 American romantic comedy film produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart and Frank Morgan. The screenplay was written by Samson Raphaelson based on the 1937 Hungarian play Parfumerie by Miklós László. Eschewing regional politics in the years leading up to World War II, the film is about two employees at a leathergoods shop in Budapest who can stand each other, not realizing they are falling in love as anonymous correspondents through their letters; the Shop Around the Corner is ranked #28 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions, is listed in Time's All-Time 100 Movies. In 1999, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally or aesthetically significant." The supporting cast included Joseph Schildkraut, Sara Haden, Felix Bressart, William Tracy. Alfred Kralik is the top salesman at a leathergoods shop in Budapest owned by the high-strung Mr. Hugo Matuschek.

Kralik's coworkers at Matuschek and Company include Pirovitch, a kindly family man. One morning, Kralik reveals to Pirovitch that he's been corresponding anonymously with an intelligent and cultured woman whose ad he came across in the newspaper. Kralik is Mr. Matuschek's oldest and most trusted employee, but there has been tension between the two, they get into an argument over Mr. Matuschek's idea to sell a cigarette box that plays "Ochi Chërnye" when opened. After their exchange, Klara Novak enters the gift shop looking for a job. Kralik tells her there are no openings, but when she is able to sell one of the cigarette boxes, Mr. Matuschek hires her; however and Kralik do not get along. As Christmas approaches, Kralik is preparing to meet his mystery correspondent for a dinner date; the meeting is frustrated. Kralik is called into Mr. Matuschek's office and is fired. No one in the shop understands Mr. Matuschek's actions. Mr. Matuschek meets with a private investigator who informs him that his wife is having an affair with one of his employees—Ferencz Vadas.

Pepi returns to the shop just in time to prevent Mr. Matuschek from committing suicide. Meanwhile, Kralik arrives at the Cafe Nizza, where he discovers that his mystery woman is Klara Novak. Despite his disappointment, Kralik goes in and talks with her, pretending he is there to meet Pirovitch. In his mind, Kralik tries to reconcile the cultured woman of his letters with his annoying coworker—secretly hoping that things might work out with her, but concerned that Kralik's presence will spoil her first meeting with her "far superior" mystery correspondent, she calls Kralik a "little insignificant clerk" and asks him to leave. That night, Kralik goes to the hospital to visit Mr. Matuschek, who offers him a job as manager of Matuschek and Company. Grateful to Pepi for saving his life, Mr. Matuschek promotes him to clerk; the next day, Miss Novak calls in sick. That night, Kralik visits her at her apartment. During his visit, she reads it in front of Kralik. Two weeks on Christmas Eve and Company achieves record sales.

Kralik and Miss Novak, alone in the shop, talk about their planned dates for the evening and Miss Novak reveals that she had a crush on Kralik when they first met. After pretending to have met Miss Novak's mystery man, Kralik puts a red carnation in his lapel and reveals to Miss Novak that he is her mystery correspondent, they kiss; the Shop Around the Corner has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 28 reviews, with a weighted average of 8.51/10. The critical consensus states: "Deftly directed by Ernst Lubitsch from a smart, funny script by Samson Raphaelson, The Shop Around the Corner is a romantic comedy in the finest sense of the term." Dave Kehr argued Lubitsch makes "brilliant deployment of point of view, allowing the audience to enter the perceptions of each character at the right moment to develop maximum sympathy and suspense." It ranked 202nd in the British Film Institute's 2012 Sight & Sound critics' poll of the greatest films made, having garnered eight critics' votes. The work was 58th in BBC's 2015 poll of the best American films.

Film historian David Thomson wrote: Among the greatest of all films. This is a love story about a couple too much in love with love to fall tidily into one another's arms. Though it all works out a mystery is left, plus the fear of how good people can miss their chances.... is a treasury of hopes and anxieties based in the desperate faces of Stewart and Sullavan. It is a comedy so good; the café conversation may be the best meeting in American film. The shot of Sullavan's gloved hand, her ruined face, searching an empty mail box for a letter is one of the most fragile moments in film. For an instant, the ravishing Sullavan looks ill, touched by loss; the Shop Around the Corner was dramatized in two half-hour broadcasts of The Screen Guild Theater, first on September 29, 1940, with Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart, second on February 26, 1945, with Van Johnson and Phyllis Thaxter. It was dramatized as a one-hour program on Lux Radio Theater's June 23, 1941 broadcast with Claudette Colbert and Don Ameche.

The film spawned a musical remake, In the Good Old

1922 BYU Cougars football team

The 1922 BYU Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Brigham Young University in the Rocky Mountain Conference during the 1922 college football season. It was the first team to represent BYU in intercollegiate football; the team finished eighth in the RMC, suffered shutouts in four of six games, were outscored by a total of 184 to 10. On October 7, 1922, in the opening game of the season, right end Nelson drop-kicked a field goal from the 25-yard line for three points – the first points scored in BYU program history; the team won the first victory in program history by a 7–0 score against Wyoming on November 14, 1922. The first touchdown in program history was scored on a pass from captain and left halfback Paul Packard to fullback Hunter Manson who ran 25 yards to score. Alvin Twitchell was the head coach. Twitchell was a graduate of Utah Agricultural College where he played both football. Before being hired at BYU, he coached basketball and football at Monroe High School and Brigham City's Box Elder High School.

During the summer of 1922, Twitchell traveled to the University of Illinois for training in football strategy and technique. He returned to Provo in late August to assemble and train the school's first intercollegiate football team; the players on the first BYU football team included Bernardino Bowman, Merrill Bunnell, Royal Chamberlain, Buck Dixon, Boney Fuller, Victor Hatch, Elwood Jackson, Keith Maeser, Hunter Manson, Lynn Miller, Frank Morgan, Paul Packard, Truman Partridge, Ike Young

Cassio Cardoselli

Cassio Cardoselli is an Italian football player. He plays for Carrarese as a midfielder. On 3 September 2017, Cardoselli made his professional debut as a substitute replacing Francesco Tavano in the 89th minute of a 1–0 home win over Pro Piacenza. On 17 September, Cardoselli played his first match as a starter, a 3–0 home win over Olbia, he was replaced by Daniel Kofi Agyei in the 82nd minute. On 26 November he played his first entire match for Carrarese, a 4–1 home win over Pontedera. On 24 March 2018, Cardoselli scored his first professional goal, as a substitute, in the 92nd minute of a 2–0 away win over Pisa. Cardoselli ended his first professional season with 1 goal and 2 assists; as of 29 May 2018 Cassio Cardoselli at Soccerway

Hillfoot railway station

Hillfoot railway station is a railway station in Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire near Glasgow, Scotland. The station lies on the Argyle Line and North Clyde Line, it was opened on 1 May 1900. Passenger services are operated by Abellio ScotRail on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport; the station is used in the BBC comedy series Burnistoun. The station has a small car park but no staffed ticket office. Trains to Glasgow operate on a regular schedule, with a departure once every 15 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes. Two trains per hour go to Motherwell via Glasgow Central on the Argyle Line, while the other two travel via Queen Street on the North Clyde Line and run to Edinburgh Waverley. In the evenings and on Sundays, a half-hourly service operates via Glasgow Central. Trains go northbound towards Milngavie, Monday to Saturdays daytimes every 15 minutes and half-hourly evenings and Sundays. Northbound Argyle line services at this station run from Larkhall; the station is not staffed and passengers are advised to buy tickets on board the train.

The station does have two help point buttons located one each on Platforms 1 and 2. A footbridge connects the two platforms. Video footage of Hillfoot Station

Sanae Takaichi

Sanae Takaichi is a conservative Japanese politician. Born and raised in the city of Nara, Takaichi graduated from to Nara Prefectural Unebi Senior High School for her secondary education she received Bachelor of Business Administration from Kobe University in 1984, she graduated from Matsushita Institute of Management. In 1987, she moved to the United States to work for Democratic U. S. Representative Patricia Schroeder as a Congressional Fellow; when Takaichi returned to Japan on 1989, she gained attention from the mass media as a legislative analyst with experience in the US Congress, wrote books based on the experience. In 1992, she presided as the first chairperson. In 1993, Takaichi ran as an independent candidate for the House of Representatives of Japan, Nara Prefectural district and won the most votes, she joined the "Liberals" study group of Liberal Democratic Party, led by Koji Kakizawa, which became part of the New Frontier Party. In 1996, Takaichi ran as sanctioned candidate from New Frontier Party and reelected to the House of Representatives.

However New Frontier Party lost nationally. On November 5, she responded to recruitment from the Secretary-General of LDP Koichi Kato, joined the LDP. Act of switching the party, two months after winning the election with anti-LDP votes resulted in heavy criticism from the New Frontier Party members. In the LDP, Takaichi belonged to the Mori Faction and she served as a Parliamentary Vice Minister for the Ministry of International Trade and Industry under Keizō Obuchi cabinet, she served as chairman of Education and Science Committee. In 2000, House of Representatives election she was placed in the first position in proportional representation ballot from LDP and won her third term. In 2002 she was appointed as the Senior Vice Minister of the Ministry of Economy and Industry under Junichiro Koizumi. However, in 2003 lower house election, the first since she switched parties with her own name on the ballot, she lost. In 2004 she took a faculty position at Kinki University, she married Taku Yamamoto, a fellow member of the House of Representatives.

Takaichi served as Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, Minister of State for Innovation, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Gender Equality and Minister of State for Food Safety in the Japanese Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. On September 3, 2014, Takaichi is selected as Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications to replace Yoshitaka Shindō. On August 3, 2017, Takaichi was succeeded by Seiko Noda. On September 11, 2019, Takaichi is again selected as Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications to replace Masatoshi Ishida. Like most members of Abe's Cabinet, the Prime Minister himself, Takaichi is affiliated to the revisionist organization Nippon Kaigi; as soon as she was named as cabinet minister, a couple of embarrassing stories resurfaced in the international press: A picture of her together with Kazunari Yamada, the leader of Japan's Neo-Nazi party, in front of Japanese national flag. She denied any link with him and said she wouldn't have accepted the picture had she known Yamada's background.

In 1994, she was shown promoting a controversial book praising Adolf Hitler's electoral talents. A few weeks Takaichi was among the three members of the cabinet to visit the controversial Yasukuni shrine. Official website

Sangharsh (1999 film)

Sangharsh is a 1999 Indian psychological thriller film directed by Tanuja Chandra. It stars Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta, Ashutosh Rana in lead roles, it became a box office success. The plot of this film is based on the 1991 Oscar winning film The Silence of The Lambs. A series of child abductions and murders have left the police force perplexed and unable to solve the case. Hence the case is handed over to the CBI. After some investigation the evidence points towards Lajja Shankar Pandey, a religious fanatic who believes in the sacrifice of children to gain immortality. Pandey's erratic behaviour and Reet's traumas forces Reet to seek help from a prisoner, an unjustly implicated genius by the name Professor Aman Verma. At first he's rude towards Reet and refuses to help her, but with some help she manages to sway him into helping her; the case gets more tough as she finds out that the Home Minister's only child has been kidnapped by Pandey. Reet cannot handle the pressure alone due to her traumatic childhood and her phobias, she faces opposition from the local police because of Verma's methods.

As they begin to spend more time together, he helps her overcome both fall in love. They track down Pandey, about to begin the last sacrifice on the day of a solar eclipse, which he believes will help him attain immortality. Aman and Reet save the child, killing Pandey in the process, however Aman is fatally injured. Reet and Aman share a last kiss. Reet is given a hero's welcome and she finds a new sense of life in herself. Akshay Kumar as Professor Aman Verma Preity Zinta as CBI Officer Reet Oberoi Ashutosh Rana as Lajja Shankar Pandey Vishwajeet Pradhan as CBI officer, Reet's boss Aman Verma as Amit, Reet's boyfriend Alia Bhatt as Younger Reet Oberoi Rajesh Prasher as Jassi Madan Jain as Police Officer Bella Jaisinghani of The Indian Express wrote, "This crime thriller is value for money," noting the performances: "Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta have done an impressive job as a criminal and a CBI officer". Rediff.com's reviewer Sharmila Taliculam gave the film a positive review, but concluded, "Sangharsh may or may not do well at the turnstiles.

If you are a Mahesh Bhatt fan, you may find it watchable. If you are not, give it a miss." India Today critic Madhu Jain praised the film's performance, noting Kumar for delivering "quite a performance", Zinta for bringing "intelligence to her role", Rana for a performance that "remains searingly etched on the mind". An article published by The Tribune at the time of release hailed Zinta's performance as "an amazing act", calling Sangharsh "an intense film". Mukhtar Anjoom of Deccan Herald wrote a positive review, noting that in spite of its possible lack of originality, "the treatment of the characters is first-rate" and "the build-up to the impending scare is brilliant", he further described Rana's performance as "outstanding" and praised Chandra for "bringing out the best" out of Kumar and Zinta. Filmfare Best Villain Award – Ashutosh Rana Zee Cine Award Best Villain Award – Ashutosh Rana Sangharsh on IMDb