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To All the Boys I've Loved Before (film)

To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan Johnson and written by Sofia Alvarez. The film stars Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Madeleine Arthur, Emilija Baranac, Israel Broussard and John Corbett. Based on Jenny Han's 2014 novel of the same name, it was released by Netflix on August 17, 2018, it is the first installment in the To All the Boys I've Loved Before film series and followed by two sequels, To All the Boys: P. S. I Still Love You and To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean, with the first released on February 12, 2020. High school junior Lara Jean Covey writes letters to boys she feels an intense passion for before locking the letters away in her closet, her latest letter is to her childhood friend Josh, dating her older sister Margot. When Margot moves to college, she breaks up with Josh. Lara Jean has to decide if it would be okay to date him. One night, while hanging out with her little sister, Lara Jean falls asleep on the couch, allowing Kitty to sneak into Lara Jean's room and find her collection of letters.

The following Monday at school, Lara Jean is confronted by a former crush of Peter Kavinsky. Peter reveals. After waking up, she sees Josh approaching with a letter of his own, in a moment of panic, Lara Jean kisses Peter on the school track before running off. Lara Jean encounters another recipient of a letter, who comes out as gay as she realizes all the letters have been mailed, she explains to Peter she was causing Josh to think she lost interest in him. Peter is okay with this, proposes he and Lara Jean fake date each other to make his ex-girlfriend Gen jealous, she agrees, the next few months go by with the whole school, along with their respective friends and families, believing the lie. However, when Peter finds Gen jealous, he finds himself conflicted on his true feelings. Meanwhile, Lara Jean finds herself jealous at the two; the two go on the school ski trip together, where they confront each other about their true feelings. They proceed to kiss while alone in a hot tub. After the trip ends, Gen confronts Lara Jean, revealing Peter spent the night in her room after they kissed and taunting Lara Jean by showing her a scrunchie Peter let her take, Lara Jean's favorite.

Furious, Lara Jean breaks up with Peter and storms home, where she finds Margot has returned home from college. Peter comes to her house, hoping to explain that nothing happened between him and Gen, but Josh arrives as well. Margot overhears everything, is visibly upset when she learns of Lara Jean's former feelings for Josh. Things are worsened when after Lara Jean asks Peter to leave, she sees that a video of her and Peter in the hot tub has been put up on Instagram showing the two in a sexual act. Lara Jean asks for Margot's help, who comforts her sister. Kitty reveals she was the one who sent the letters. While Lara Jean is enraged, Margot calms her down when she asks why the letters had addresses on them. Lara Jean realizes she may have wanted to send them but was too afraid to do so, the sisters forgive each other before emailing Instagram to get the video taken down. After Christmas break, Lara Jean discovers everyone knows about the video anyway, while Peter tries to tell everyone that nothing happened.

Lara Jean confronts Gen about the video, who reveals she tried to sabotage their relationship as she felt betrayed when Lara Jean kissed Peter during spin the bottle at a seventh grade party. After talking with her dad and reevaluating the relationships in her life, Lara Jean talks to Josh, who agrees to be friends again; when she hesitates to go to Peter despite having real feelings, Kitty pushes her to do so. Lara Jean goes to see Peter, he tells her he is in love with her; the two kiss before walking off together. In a mid-credits scene, a recipient of another of the five Lara Jean's letters arrives at her door with flowers in hand. Lana Condor as Lara Jean Isabelle Beech as young Lara Jean Noah Centineo as Peter, one of Lara Jean's love letter recipients Hunter Dillon as young Peter Janel Parrish as Margot, Lara Jean's older sister and Josh's ex-girlfriend Anna Cathcart as Kitty, Lara Jean's younger sister Andrew Bachelor as Greg, Peter's best friend Trezzo Mahoro as Lucas, a friend of Lara Jean's and one of her former crushes Madeleine Arthur as Christine, Genevieve's cousin and Lara Jean's best friend Emilija Baranac as Gen, Peter's ex-girlfriend and Lara Jean's former best friend in middle school Rhys Fleming as young Gen Israel Broussard as Josh, Margot's ex-boyfriend and one of Lara Jean's former loves Christian Michael Cooper as young Josh John Corbett as Dr. Covey, Lara Jean's father Kelcey Mawema as Emily, a friend of Gen's Julia Benson as Ms. Kavinsky, Peter's mother Joey Pacheco as Owen, Peter's younger brother Edward Kewin as Kenny, one of Lara Jean's love letter recipients Jordan Burtchett as John Ambrose, one of Lara Jean's love letter recipients Pavel Piddocke as young John June R. Wilde as Joan, a waitress at the diner Lara Jean hangs out in In June 2014, author Jenny Han's New York Times Best Selling young adult romance novel To All the Boys I've Loved Before was optioned by Will Smith and James Lassiter's production company Overbrook Entertainment.

At that time, writer Annie Neal had been hired to adapt the book for the screen. On July 5, 2017, production began in Vancouver, British Columbia, it was announced that month that Lana Condor had been cast in the leading role of Lara Jean Song Covey, with Susan Johnson directing from a screenplay by Sofia Alvarez. It was reported that John Corb

Hogs Back Books

Hogs Back Books Ltd is a family independent children's book publisher based in Guildford, Surrey. Hogs Back Books was founded in 2010 by Karen Stevens, a former medical journalist, Tom Stevens, a former civil engineer; the company name comes from its location on the Hog's Back, a ridge of chalk that lies between Guildford and Farnham in Surrey. With its pig's snout logo and its motto “a nose for a good book...”, Hogs Back Books publishes books from newcomers and sells them through various retail outlets including non-mainstream ones such as farm shops and art galleries. They have partnered with Loch Fyne, the fish restaurant chain. In 2013, they teamed up with Inpress Books, a sales and marketing agency for independent publishers in the UK supported by Arts Council England and specialising in literary fiction and poetry. Hogs Back Books publishes fiction books aimed to children up to 10. Amongst its most notable titles, Boris the Boastful Frog was recommended by The Telegraph in 2013 as one of the best books of the year for young children.

For the release of the title O is for Olympics, part of its Alphabet series, the company joined the Olympic flame’s journey and met with independent bookshops to gather comments on their experiences. Tanya Fenton, former animator for Disney, is one of its illustrators. Hogs Back Books website Hogs Back Books blog Hogs Back Books on Twitter Hogs Back Books on Facebook


The "Consolidation of the Justice System in Albania" is an EU funded technical assistance project that seeks the strengthening of the Albanian Justice System. The objective of EURALIUS is to strengthen the independence, efficiency and public trust in the Albanian justice system in line with the EU Acquis and best practices. EURALIUS is composed of long-term international experts from various EU Member States and of Albanian legal professionals who act as national experts, as well as support staff consisting of project assistants, etc; the transformation of the Albanian justice system toward EU standards is a condition and a process that aims to restore the people's confidence to the justice system, to the consolidation of the democracy and to the rule of law as required by the Stabilization and Association Agreement. The EU has devised specific instruments in order to facilitate the country accession and fulfillment of the conditions. Concerning the consolidation of the justice system in Albania EU funded the EURALIUS project.

Among the Albanian project partners and beneficiaries are the Ministry of Justice, the Judiciary, the High Council of Justice, the Prosecution Office, the Parliament of Albania, the Office for the Administration of the Judicial Budget, the School of Magistrates, the National Chamber of Advocacy and the National Chamber of Notaries. Since Albania submitted its application for European Union membership, it had to meet the membership criteria and key priorities set out in the Commission's Opinion. One of the major requirements for the EU membership is Functioning of the Judiciary. Therefore, the Commission Report on Albania has stated that: "Albania's judicial system is at an early stage of preparation. Besides the perception of the public toward the justice system in Albania is low. To consolidate the justice in Albania and to strength the transparency and the public trust in the Albanian justice system, the EU funded the EURALIUS project; the project was operating under the Albania CARDS 2002 programme in the form of the EURALIUS I mission.

During the period 2007-2010 the project was undertaken by the EURALIUS II mission. The project contractor for the first two missions was the Austrian Federal Ministry of Justice and managed by Center of Legal Competence; the main objective remained to development of a more independent, effective, proficient and modern justice system in Albania, therefore contributing to the restoring of people's confidence in their institutions. Euralius III started on 15 September 2010 and was finalized on 15 June 2013; this mission was managed by International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies and had similar objectives as the previous missions. Meanwhile, the operated mission is EURALIUS IV, while the EURALIUS V mission is in the pipeline stage; the previous mission of the Consolidation of the Justice System in Albania project was EURALIUS IV, which started in September 2014 and ended in March 2018. EURALIUS IV implementation was awarded to a consortium led by the German Deutsche Stiftung für Internationale Zusammenarbeit e.

V. in cooperation with the Dutch Center for International Legal Cooperation and the Austrian Agency for Economic Cooperation and Development, which are all mandated bodies of respective Ministries of Justice. The main objective of the project was to assist the Albanian justice institutions to bring their enactment closer to the EU standards. To achieve its objectives, the EURALIUS project applied a methodology for capacity building activities. For this purpose, the following steps were carried out these steps: problem analysis, gap assessment, strategy for gap bridging and institutional gap bridging. Additional activities included training and monitoring functioning in close cooperation with the key Albanian justice institutions and other international partners; the EURALIUS IV Team Leader was Dr. Agnes Bernhard. Except from supporting the work on judicial reform, the project was charged with implementing a diverse array of objectives, arranged around the following components: The main aim of this component was to assist the Albanian authorities to design and implement a justice system strategy.

Its vision was to guarantee independence and efficiency. Moreover, it intended to enhance the professionalism and accountability of the services of the Ministry of Justice and relevant subordinate authorities; the activities envisaged under this component aimed at supporting the High Council of Justice to ensure that decisions regarding the status and career of judges are based on objective and transparent criteria that are in line with the EU standards. The support to the High Court aimed at enhancing its independence and effectiveness, to ensure that the court can fulfil its constitutional task and to provide guidance to all other Albanian courts by unifying the judicial practice; the activities envisaged under this component aimed at aligning the legislative framework in criminal matters including international cooperation to the EU and the Council of Europe standards, supporting the reform of the criminal legal framework. It aimed at enhancing efficiency and accountability of the Albanian prosecution service, including the alignment to the best European standards.

Furthermore, the activities of this component include providing trainings on the new amendments of the CPC and comments for the e-commentary on CPC and Juvenile Code. This component focused on improving transparency of court functioning and increasing the efficiency of the administrative staff in the justice system, it would focus at improving case management, procedural codes a

Olav Nilsson

Olav Nilsson Skanke was a Norwegian nobleman and privateer. He served as commander of Bergenhus Fortress. Olav was one of the members of the Skanke family who went on to serve as knights of first the Norwegian and the Dano-Norwegian kings, he is first mentioned in written sources as a royal official in the city of Trondheim. On Olav became a wealthy landowner in both Norway and Denmark and was made a knight in 1430, together with his brother Peder; the king who declared the brothers to be knights was Eric of Pomerania. Olav was a member of the Norwegian Riksråd; some time after 1430 Olav married Elisabeth Eskildsdatter from Scania, a lady of high nobility who had the right to use in her coat-of-arms the Royal Lion of Denmark. The marriage of Olav and Elisabeth was one of equal partners, this as Elisabeth owned large properties in Eastern Denmark and was of strong will and determination. Elisabeth's position in the marriage would be portrayed in the pivotal role she was to play in many of the dramatic events that took place in the latter stages of Olav's life.

King Christopher wanted to improve his relations with the common people of his realm, having come to power following rebellions against his predecessor, who had allowed foreign officials and bishops to exploit the peoples he ruled over. One of the main efforts of king Christopher to mend these relations was to appoint a commission to process the complaints of the citizens of Norway; the chairman of this commission was Olav Nilsson Skanke. Olav was appointed chief official of Bergen, the main trading centre and harbour of Norway at the time. Chief among the foreign influences that were detested by the Norwegian people at the time was the Hanseatic League; the League conducted themselves with indecency and violence. At the time, Olav was in command of Bergenhus Fortress; the citizens of Bergen complained to Olav, but the knight was not able to get support from either the king or the king's government. Acting alone, with harsh means, Olav punished those among the Hanseatic League who had committed crimes against the city's citizens, thus earning the hatred of the League.

Olav carried out attacks against both Hanseatic shipping. He had several captains under his command, who from the 1440s attacked ships off Western Norway.. After the death of king Christopher in 1448 the Kalmar Union experienced a period of crisis, due to the late king having had no direct heir with Sweden choosing Charles VIII as king while Denmark supported Christian I. Charles VIII was the first, in November 1449 to proclaim himself king of Norway, as Charles I of Norway, but only a few months in early 1450, he was deposed by the Dane Christian I who took over the Norwegian throne. At this point war within the union seemed certain, in response the Swedish national council asked king Charles to withdraw his claim to the Norwegian throne. Charles would however have nothing of the sort and in 1452 sent his knight Ørian Karlson Skanke from Jemtland to conquer Trondheim, the ancient centre of Norway's kings. Control of this vital city would have strengthened Charles' claim to the throne; the answer from the Danish side came with knight Ørian's own relatives, Olav Nilsson Skanke and his brother Peder, marching up from the south and pushing Ørian out of Trondheim.

The same thing happened all over again in 1453 with Ørian seizing Trondheim and Olav and Peder driving him out once more. This second battle concluded the conflict over succession and ended the battles between knights of the Skanke family. Knight Olav served King Christian as a privateer during the king's wars against the Hansa. After Christian made peace with the trading alliance, Olav continued to attack Hanseatic ships against the wishes of the king. Olav Nilsson Skanke had earned the hatred of the Hanseatic League through his conduct as chief official in Bergen; as early as in 1446 the League issued official complaints against Olav at a Bergen town council meeting, after numerous complaints King Christian I of Denmark yielded to the pressure and in 1453 dismissed Olav. Magnus Green was made the royal official of Bergen; this dismissal shook Olav who felt unjustly treated after his long and loyal service to the king of the Kalmar Union and to the people of Norway. The knight refused to take this blow lying down and soon mobilized his personal resources and those of his family to regain his former position.

After his dismissal Olav went to his manorial home at Talgø Island in Ryfylke. Here he began to set the wheels in motion towards his response to the Hansa's role in his dismissal. Olav soon equipped several ships and started again to wage a naval war on the League by attacking and seizing its ships in the North Sea. Operating from a base on the east coast of Scotland, Olav captured a large percentage of the Hanseatic vessels heading for Bergen. Both Olav's wife Elisabeth and his two sons were each commanding ships in the fleet harrying the Hansa vessels. Elisabeth was successful and became renowned all over Northern Europe for her wisdom and bravery. Soon the campaign against the League became so successful that Olav expanded it to the coast of Sweden, attacking the Swedes at every weak point he could find. In one of his attacks Olav managed to capture the Swedish fortress of Älvsborg in 1455 and garrison it with his own loyal men; this fortress was of vital importance to the Swedes due to its strategic location commanding the shipping routes between Denmark and Norway.

In addition to occupying this favorable blocking position Ãlvsborg was the major Swedish strongpoint in the small strip of land the Swedes had

Cry, the Beloved Country (1995 film)

Cry, the Beloved Country is a 1995 South African-American drama film directed by Darrell Roodt, based on the novel Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton. It stars Richard Harris; the film was made in 1995, shortly after the fall of apartheid and the free election of Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa. Set in South Africa in October 1946, before the implementation of apartheid, this is the story of church minister Steven Kumalo, requested from his village to Johannesburg. There he discovers; the white man's father, James Jarvis, supports apartheid. When the two meet, they come to unexpected understandings about their own humanity. James Earl Jones as Rev Stephen Kumalo Tsholofelo Wechoemang as Child Richard Harris as James Jarvis Charles S. Dutton as John Kumalo Dolly Rathebe as Mrs. Kumalo Ramalao Makhene Jack Robinson as Ian Jarvis Jennifer Steyn as Mary Jarvis Patrick Ndlovu as Man 1 Darlington Michaels as Man 2 King Twala as Man 3 Robert Whitehead as Carmichael Graham Armitage as the JudgeAlthough this is a South African film, the majority of the main characters in the movie are played by Westerners Americans.

The score was composed by veteran English composer John Barry. It has been described by film score reviewer Christian Clemmensen of as "one of Barry's last enjoyable efforts." Barry, who had composed music for such African themed films as Zulu, Born Free, Out of Africa, used predominantly western musical styles to complete the score. The music is notable for referencing themes from Barry's previous work on Zulu, augmenting the original warlike compositions into a somber piano theme for travel scenes; the film features the song "Exile" by Enya. The music was performed by the English Chamber Orchestra and recorded in Studio One at the EMI Abbey Road Studios, London; the film was shot on location in KwaZulu Natal, Cape Province, at Gauteng, South Africa. Cry, the Beloved Country received a positive response from critics and holds an 85% "Fresh" rating from the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Online critic James Berardinelli gave the film four out of four stars, described the performances of Harris and Jones as "superb," concluding "Rarely does a motion picture touch the heart so with no hint of artifice or manipulation."

Stephen Holden of The New York Times wrote favorably of the film, commenting "In a moment as transcendent as it is risky, the screen erupts with a volcanic emotion that cuts through the prevailing high-minded contemplation. Why risky? Because movies have become so invested in the unleashing of violent emotion and the escalation of hostility, that expressions of restraint and forgiveness can be read as corny cop-outs. Cry, the Beloved Country is not corny, it doesn't cop out."Conversely, Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times had a less positive view of the film, giving it only two and half out of four stars, commenting, "The film has genuine qualities. Its photography and tone evoke a South Africa, indeed beloved by its inhabitants; the performances by Jones and Harris have a quiet dignity, suitable to the characters if not reflecting a larger reality. But the film contains little. Cry, the Beloved Country reflects a sentimentality that motivates many people, but it fails as a portrait of what it used to be like in South Africa, what happened and what it's like now."

NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Motion Picture Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: James Earl Jones Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Charles S. Dutton Cry, the Beloved Country on IMDb Cry, the Beloved Country at AllMovie

Estadio Chevron

Estadio Chevron is a professional baseball stadium located in Tijuana, Baja California, in Mexico with a capacity of 17,000, all seated. It was named after a supermarket chain based in Baja California, it was expanded in 2006 to its current capacity. In the past it has been the site of several México Segunda División and México Tercera División football clubs in the Mexican League System such as Inter de Tijuana and Chivas Tijuana; the ballpark has played host to the Mexican Baseball League teams, the Tijuana Toros in 2004 and the Tijuana Potros from 2005 to 2008. It played host to the Tijuana Cimarrones of the Golden Baseball League for one season in 2010. Most it has played host to the second iteration of the Toros de Tijuana, members of the Liga Norte de México