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Kéllé Bryan

Kéllé Bryan-Gudgeon is an English singer and actress, known as a member of girl group Eternal. In 2018, she began portraying the role of Martine Deveraux in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, she is part of the Loose Women panel. Aged 11, Bryan joined the Italia Conti Academy stage school, where she completed eight years of performing arts and qualified as a dance teacher. While at the school, she met Louise Nurding – the pair met record producer Denis Ingoldsby, forming a girl group. Before finding success with Eternal, Bryan worked as an actress, she has appeared in ITV's The Bill, on 31 March 1992 she appeared as Debbie in BBC's EastEnders, a college friend of Lloyd Tavernier. In 1993, Bryan and Nurding, together with sisters Easther and Vernie Bennett formed the 1990s British R&B girl group Eternal. Eternal sold millions of albums, including 16 consecutive top 15 UK chart singles such as "Stay", "Just a Step from Heaven", "Oh Baby I", "Power of a Woman", "I Am Blessed", "Someday", "Don't You Love Me", "I Wanna Be the Only One" and "Angel of Mine".

Following her departure from Eternal, Bryan signed a £1.2 million deal with Mercury Records and began work on her debut solo album, Breakfast in Bed. Bryan's first release from the album was the gospel track "Higher Than Heaven", which charted at number 14 in the UK and was a top three hit on the R&B chart. A year this was followed by a second single, an acoustic, mid-tempo track called "I Wanna Know". Bryan is a patron of St Thomas' Lupus Trust. For a period Bryan hosted the music programme The N List for Nickelodeon with Dave Berry, but in the main concentrated on recovering from her health problems. In 2004, Bryan appeared as a contestant on a celebrity edition of The Weakest Link, she was the third one voted off. In November 2006, Bryan presented the Urban Music Awards 2006 with Ras Kwame. A year she co-hosted ITV Play's phone-in quiz programme Glitterball. In 2008, she contributed backing vocals to "I Found Love", the debut single by Lankai. Bryan had starring roles in the musical comedy, The X-Tra Factor and a film called The Naked Poet, playing the part of Michelle.

In 2012, she played the part of Fran in the BBC comedy Mrs Jones. Bryan joined the cast of the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks in September 2018, portraying the role of Martine Deveraux. From May 2019, she has been appearing on ITVs flagship show Loose Women. Love Island 2006 In 2006, Bryan was a contestant on Love Island 2, finishing as the female runner-up. Flockstars Bryan was a contestant on the ITV series Flockstars; the series follows celebrities. Since Christmas 2005, Bryan has starred in the following pantomimes: Dec 2005/Jan 2006 as "Jill" in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Buxton Opera House Dec 2006/Jan 2007 as "Cinderella" in Cinderella at the Catford Theatre in London. Dec 2007/Jan 2008 as "Cinderella" in Cinderella at the Oakengates Theatre, Shropshire Dec 2008/Jan 2009 as "Princess Jasmine" in Aladdin at the Rickmansworth Watersmeet Theatre Dec 2009/Jan 2010 as "Cinderella" in Cinderella at the Derby Assembly Rooms Dec 2010/Jan 2011 as "Cinderella" in Cinderella at the Playhouse in Weston Super Mare "Higher Than Heaven" – UK No. 14 "I Wanna Know" 1999 "Love Revolution" 1999 "Two Hearts" 1999 "My Heart Wants To Be Where You Are" 1999 "Love And Forgiveness" 1999 "That's Love" 1999 "Wait A Minute" 1999 "No Other Lover" 1999 "You're The One I Need" 1999 "Moving On" 1999 "Lately" 1999 "So Tired" 1999 "Caught In The Middle" 1999 "Before I Gave You My Heart" 1999 "I'm In Heaven" 1999 "Without You Next To Me" 2000 "Hot" Kéllé Bryan on IMDb

Annette Laming-Emperaire

Annette Laming-Emperaire was a French archeologist. Born in Petrograd, as the daughter of French diplomats, 15 days before the Bolsheviks took Moscow she went with her parents to France. Annette Laming studied philosophy in Paris, she turned to teaching while participating in the French Resistance. After the war, she studied archaeology and specialized in cave art, her doctoral thesis, done under the supervision of André Leroi-Gourhan, La Signification de l’art rupestre paléolithique,dismissed the various, too creative theories of its predecessors, with them, any residual nineteenth-century prejudice or romance about the "primitive" mind. Laming-Emperaire's structuralist methodology is still in use, much facilitated by computer science, it involves compiling minutely detailed inventories and diagrams of the way that species are grouped on the cave walls. She married a fellow archeologist, Joseph Emperaire, a student of Paul Rivet, who believed humans had come to South America from South Asia before reaching North America, they began digging, looking for signs of early human occupation, in Brazil and Chile, where Joseph died when the wall of an excavation fell in on him.

In the early 1970s, she returned to Brazil and selected six sites in the Lagoa Santa area, where the Danish paleontologist Peter Wilhelm Lund had dug a century earlier. She found a rock shelter at site IV where in 1974-1975 she discovered most of the fat bones of what was named Lapa Vermelha IV hominid 1, the oldest human fossil in Brazil, around 11 thousand years old; the skull was given the nickname Luzia. "Shortly after that, Annette Laming-Emperaire too died tragically. She went on a vacation in 1976 to the Brazilian state of Paraná, was asphyxiated in her shower by a defective gas heating element." After her death, work at the site ceased until her assistant Andre Prous returned to Lapa Vermelha IV in 1979 to take over the project. A memorial by a colleague called her "un des esprits les plus riches et les plus féconds de la recherche préhistorique française"; the passage of the French researcher at region of Lagoa Santa, which includes, in addition to Lagoa Santa and Pedro Leopoldo, the municipalities of Matozinhos, Capim Branco, Confins, Funilândia and Prudente de Morais, are at the Archeology Center Annette Laming Emperaire, of the Municipality of Lagoa Santa, in operation for 35 years.

In Annette's team were researchers from the National Museum, where thousands of ceramic, lytic fragments and bones found in the excavations. The Franco-Brazilian mission in Lagoa Santa, under the auspices of the United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization, remained in the region between 1974 and 1976 and concentrated the excavations in the Lapa Vermelha de Pedro Leopoldo, it was in this cave that Annette found "Luzia". In 1998, the "first Brazilian", as it entered the history, gained a face; when surveying collections of fossils in the museum, anthropologist Walter Neves, from the University of São Paulo, made in-depth studies on the bones and provided the dating, 11,400 years. One of the great merits of the Franco-Brazilian mission, according to experts, was to rescue in the world scientific scenario the importance of Lagoa Santa, where Dr. Lund, in more than four decades, collected more than 12 thousand fossils, which were sent in 1845, to the King of Denmark. After Lund, the region, in the Lagoa Santa Cárstica Environmental Preservation Area, only attracted new glances in the 1950s, when researchers from the Minas Gerais Academy of Sciences and the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro resumed the excavations.

1801: »Born in Denmark, Peter W. Lund, who lived 46 years in the region of Lagoa Santa and is considered the father of Brazilian paleontology and speleology 1832: »Lund makes the first discoveries of fossils in caves and coves of Lagoa Santa 1845: »Lund sends to the king of Denmark the collection of fossils found in the region of Lagoa Santa 1950: »Researchers from the Mining Academy of Sciences and the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro resume the excavations in the region 1974: »Franco-Brazilian Mission, led by Annette Laming Emperaire, excavates until 1976 in Lagoa Santa 1975: »Annette Laming finds in Lapa Vermelha IV the skull of Luzia Woman, the oldest human fossil with a Brazilian date. In addition to Luzia, thousands of archaeological remains were sent to the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro 1998: »Bioanthropologist Walter Neves, from the University of São Paulo, archaeologist André Prous studied and dated 11,400 years for the skull of Luzia. Dewar, Elaine. Bones: Discovering the First Americans.

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