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Pakyong Airport

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Pakyong Airport

Pakyong Airport is a greenfield airport near Gangtok, the state capital of Sikkim, India.[1] The airport, spread over 400 ha (990 acres), is located at Pakyong village about 35km (22 mi) south of Gangtok.[2] At 4500 ft, Pakyong Airport is one of the five highest airports in India.[3] It is also the first greenfield airport to be constructed in the Northeastern Region of India,[4] the 100th operational airport in India, and the only airport in the state of Sikkim.[5] [6] The airport was inaugurated by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24th September 2018.[7] Although it was initially confirmed that Spicejet would operate its first commercial flight from Kolkata on 4 October 2018,[8] this was later pushed back to 8 October 2018.[9]Druk Air plans to launch flights between Pakyong and Paro on 1 January 2019.[10] History Prior to the construction of Pakyong Airport, Sikkim had been the sole state in India possessing no functional airport.[11] Previously, the nearest airports used to access Sikkim were Bag ...more...

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Machine Gun Kelly (rapper)

Richard Colson Baker (born April 22, 1990),[2][3][4] known professionally as Machine Gun Kelly (abbreviated as MGK), is an American rapper, singer and actor from Cleveland, Ohio. MGK embarked on a musical career as a teenager, releasing a mixtape in 2006. He went on to release four more mixtapes. MGK then secured a recording contract with Bad Boy and Interscope Records in 2011. His major label debut album, Lace Up, was released in October 2012 to positive response from critics. The record contained the singles "Wild Boy", "Invincible", "Stereo", and "Hold On (Shut Up)", and debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart; it was later confirmed to have sold more than 178,000 copies. In early 2015, he released the singles "Till I Die" and "A Little More" for his second studio album, General Admission, which released in October 2015, and debuted at number four in the US. The album incorporated darker tones, rap rock, R&B, and storytelling. His third studio album, Bloom was released on May 12, 2017, p ...more...

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Tom Mitchell (Australian footballer)

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Tom Mitchell (Australian footballer)

Tom Mitchell (born 31 May 1993) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He previously played for the Sydney Swans from 2012 to 2016. He holds the all time record of most disposals in an AFL game which was set in round 1, 2018 against the Collingwood Football Club. Mitchell was acknowledged for his record-breaking 2018 season after being awarded the prestigous Brownlow Medal for 'best and fairest' player of the 2018 home-and-away season. Personal life Mitchell's father, Barry, won the Bob Skilton Medal in 1991 and played for Sydney, Carlton and Collingwood after being drafted from Northvale JFC in Mulgrave,Vic alongside Warwick Capper. His younger sister Chelsea signed on to Hawthorn’s VFL Women’s side in 2018.[2] AFL career Sydney (2012–2016) Mitchell was drafted to Sydney with pick 21 in the 2011 AFL draft under the father–son rule.[3] Mitchell was not able to make his senior debut in 2012 due mainly to a slew of injuri ...more...

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Bill Belichick

William Stephen Belichick (; born April 16, 1952) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Belichick has extensive authority over the Patriots' football operations, effectively making him the general manager of the team as well.[1] He holds many coaching records, including winning a record five Super Bowls as a head coach. Belichick began his coaching career in 1975, and by 1985, was the defensive coordinator for New York Giants head coach Bill Parcells. Parcells and Belichick won two Super Bowls together (XXI and XXV), before Belichick left to become the head coach of the Cleveland Browns in 1991. He remained in Cleveland for five seasons, and was fired following the team's 1995 season. Belichick then rejoined Parcells, first in New England where the team lost Super Bowl XXXI, and later with the New York Jets. After being named head coach of the Jets in early 2000, Belichick resigned after only one day on the job to accept the he ...more...

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2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship

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2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship

The 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship is the 19th staging of the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship, contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the sport's global governing body. The final tournament is being held in Italy and Bulgaria from 9 to 30 September 2018. For the first time the tournament will be jointly-hosted by more than one country. The final six will be hosted by Italy at the Pala Alpitour in Turin.[1] The first round match between Russia and Tunisia set the new all-time lowest-scoring record in a World Championship set since the new volleyball scoring rules were adopted, with Russia winning the second set by 25–6. The previous record was a 25–8 achieved by United States against Puerto Rico during the 2014 World Championship.[2] Host selection On 9 December 2015, FIVB announced that the tournament would be held in Italy and Bulgaria. For the first time the championship will take place in more than one c ...more...

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Khabib Nurmagomedov

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Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov (Russian: Хабиб Абдулманапович Нурмагомедов; Avar: ХIабиб ГӀабдулманапил НурмухӀамадов; born September 20, 1988) is a Russian mixed martial artist of Avar descent. Nurmagomedov is a two-time Combat Sambo World Champion. He currently holds the longest undefeated streak in MMA, with 26 wins,[4] and is the first Russian and the first Muslim to win a UFC title. He is the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion.[5][6] As of August 6, 2018, he is #8 in official UFC pound-for-pound rankings.[7] Early life Khabib Nurmagomedov was born on September 20, 1988 in the village of Sildi in Tsumadinsky District in modern-day Dagestan, Russia,[8][8][9][10] before moving to the state capital Makhachkala in his childhood, and then briefly in his older years to Kiev, Ukraine, where he trained at Combat Dobro. He is the second of three children, including an older brother Magomed and younger sister Amina.[11] His father's family had moved from Sildi, Tsumadinsky District to Kirovaul, where his fath ...more...

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A Star Is Born (2018 film)

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A Star Is Born (2018 film)

A Star Is Born is a 2018 American musical romantic drama film produced and directed by Bradley Cooper, in his directorial debut; Cooper also wrote the screenplay with Will Fetters and Eric Roth. A remake of the 1937 film of the same name, it stars Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, and Sam Elliott, and follows a hard-drinking country musician (Cooper) who discovers and falls in love with a young singer (Gaga). It marks the third remake of the original 1937 film, which was adapted into a 1954 musical and then remade as a 1976 rock musical with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Talks of a third A Star Is Born remake began in 2011 with Clint Eastwood attached to direct and Beyoncé set to star. The film languished in development hell for several years with various actors, including Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith and Tom Cruise, approached to co-star. In March 2016, Cooper signed on to star and make his directorial debut, and Lady Gaga joined the cast in August 2016. Princi ...more...

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American Horror Story: Cult

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American Horror Story: Cult

American Horror Story: Cult is the seventh season of the FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story. It premiered on September 5, 2017, and concluded on November 14, 2017. The series was renewed on October 4, 2016. The subtitle Cult was announced on July 20, 2017. Returning cast members from previous seasons include Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Cheyenne Jackson, John Carroll Lynch, Chaz Bono, Adina Porter, James Morosini, Emma Roberts, Mare Winningham, Frances Conroy, and Jamie Brewer, who are joined by new cast members Billie Lourd and Alison Pill. Cult marks the first season to not feature series mainstay actress Lily Rabe. Cult received mostly positive reviews from critics. Plot The fictional city of Brookfield Heights, Michigan is left dividedby the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Local restaurant owner Ally Mayfair-Richards (Sarah Paulson) is utterly distraught by Donald Trump's victory and several of her longstanding phobias, including coulrophobia, hemophobia, and trypophobia, flare ...more...

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Sukkot

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Sukkot (Hebrew: סוכות‎ or סֻכּוֹת, sukkōt, traditional Ashkenazi pronunciation Sukkos or Succos), commonly translated as Feast of Tabernacles or Feast of the Ingathering (literally Feast of Booths), is a biblical Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the seventh month, Tishrei (varies from late September to late October). During the existence of the Jerusalem Temple, it was one of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals (Hebrew: שלוש רגלים‎, shalosh regalim) on which the Israelites were commanded to perform a pilgrimage to the Temple. Sukkot has a double significance. The one mentioned in the Book of Exodus is agricultural in nature—"Feast of Ingathering at the year's end" (Exodus 34:22)—and marks the end of the harvest time and thus of the agricultural year in the Land of Israel. The more elaborate religious significance from the Book of Leviticus is that of commemorating the Exodus and the dependence of the People of Israel on the will of God (Leviticus 23:42-43). The holiday lasts seven days in Israel and ...more...

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September 24

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September 24

September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 98 days remaining until the end of the year. Events 787 – Second Council of Nicaea: The council assembles at the church of Hagia Sophia. 786 – NICSM: The council assembles at the church of Hagia Sophia. 1180 – Manuel I Komnenos, the last Byzantine Emperor of the Komnenian restoration, dies. 1645 – The Battle of Rowton Heath is a Parliamentarian victory over a Royalist army commanded in person by King Charles. 1674 – Second Tantrik Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. 1789 – The United States Congress passes the Judiciary Act, creating the office of the Attorney General and federal judiciary system and ordering the composition of the Supreme Court. 1830 – A revolutionary committee of notables forms the Provisional Government of Belgium. 1841 – The Sultanate of Brunei cedes Sarawak to the United Kingdom. 1846 – Mexican–American War: General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey. 1852 – Th ...more...

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Anita Hill

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Anita Hill

Anita Faye Hill (born July 30, 1956) is an American attorney and academic. She is a university professor of social policy, law, and women's studies at Brandeis University and a faculty member of Brandeis' Heller School for Social Policy and Management.[3] She became a national figure in 1991 when she accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, her supervisor at the United States Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, of sexual harassment.[4] Early life Hill was born in Lone Tree, Oklahoma, the youngest of 13 children of Albert and Erma Hill, who were farmers.[4][5] Her family came from Arkansas, where her maternal grandfather, Henry Eliot, and all of her great-grandparents had been born into slavery.[6] Hill was raised in the Baptist faith.[4] After graduating as valedictorian from Morris High School, Oklahoma, she enrolled at Oklahoma State University and received a bachelor's degree in psychology with honors in 1977.[4][5] She went on to Yale Law School, obtainin ...more...

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2018 Laver Cup

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2018 Laver Cup

The 2018 Laver Cup was the second edition of the Laver Cup, a men's tennis tournament between teams from Europe and the rest of the world. It was held on indoor hard courts at the United Center in Chicago, United States from 21 until 23 September. Team Europe successfully defended their title, winning the tournament 13–8.[1] The attendance was 93,584 over the three days.[2] Player selection On 19 March 2018, Roger Federer for Team Europe and Nick Kyrgios for Team World were the first players to confirm their participation.[3][4] On 28 June 2018, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martín del Potro committed to this event,[5] as well as Kevin Anderson, John Isner and Diego Schwartzman on 26 July 2018.[6] On 13 August 2018, Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin announced their participation for Team Europe.[7] As their final picks, the team captains Björn Borg and John McEnroe chose Kyle Edmund and Jack Sock, respectively.[8] As in 2017, del Potro withdrew shortly before the tournament started and was repla ...more...

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The Predator (film)

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The Predator (film)

The Predator is a 2018 American science fiction action film directed by Shane Black and written by Black and Fred Dekker. It is the fourth installment in the Predator film series (the sixth counting the two Alien vs. Predator films), following Predator (1987), Predator 2 (1990), and Predators (2010). Black had a supporting role in the original film, while John Davis returns as producer from the first three installments. The film stars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, and Sterling K. Brown and follows a group of PTSD-afflicted soldiers who must fight off an invading pair of Predators. Talks of a new Predator installment began in June 2014, with Black being confirmed as writer and director; much of the cast signed on between October 2016 and January 2017. Filming took place in British Columbia from February to June 2017, with the entire climax being reshot in July 2018 following poor test screenings. The Predator premiered at the Toront ...more...

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YouTube, LLC is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries. YouTube allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to favorites, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. It offers a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. Most of the content on YouTube is uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Vevo, and Hulu offer some of their material via YouTube as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can only watch videos on the site, while registered ...more...

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10 Cloverfield Lane

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10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane is a 2016 American science fiction psychological horror film directed by Dan Trachtenberg, produced by J. J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber and written by Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken and Damien Chazelle. The film stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, and John Gallagher Jr. It is the second installment in the Cloverfield franchise. The film was developed from a script titled The Cellar, but under production by Bad Robot, it was turned into a spiritual successor to the 2008 film Cloverfield. The film follows a young woman who, after a car crash, wakes up in an underground bunker with two men who insist that an event has left the surface of Earth uninhabitable. The film is presented in a third-person narrative, in contrast to its predecessor's found-footage style. It was released in the United States on March 11, 2016, in conventional and IMAX format.[6] The film received positive reviews, with many praising the performances of the cast, as well as the film's tense and suspenseful atmos ...more...

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Elon Musk

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Elon Reeve Musk FRS (; born June 28, 1971) is a business magnate and investor.[7][8][9] He holds South African, Canadian, and U.S. citizenship and is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX;[10] co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.;[11] co-founder and CEO of Neuralink; and co-founder of PayPal. In December 2016, he was ranked 21st on the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People.[12] As of August 2018, he has a net worth of $20.2 billion and is listed by Forbes as the 46th-richest person in the world.[13] Born in Pretoria, South Africa, Musk taught himself computer programming at the age of 10. He moved to Canada when he was 17 to attend Queen's University. He transferred to the University of Pennsylvania two years later, where he received an economics degree from the Wharton School and a degree in physics from the College of Arts and Sciences. He began a Ph.D. in applied physics and material sciences at Stanford University in 1995 but dropped out after two days to pursue an entr ...more...

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A mooncake (simplified Chinese: 月饼; traditional Chinese: 月餅; pinyin: yuè bǐng; Jyutping: jyut6 beng2; Yale: yuht béng) is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節). The festival is for lunar appreciation and moon watching, when mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy. Mooncakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the four most important Chinese festivals. Typical mooncakes are round pastries, measuring about 10 cm in diameter and 3–4 cm thick, and are commonly eaten in the Southern Chinese regions of Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong and Macau. A rich thick filling usually made from red bean or lotus seed paste is surrounded by a thin (2–3 mm) crust and may contain yolks from salted duck eggs. Mooncakes are usually eaten in small wedges accompanied by tea. Today, it is customary for businessmen and families to present them to their clients or relatives as presents,[1] helping to f ...more...

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Pete Davidson

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Pete Davidson

Pete Davidson (born November 16, 1993)[1] is an American comedian and actor. He is a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Davidson has also appeared on the MTV shows Guy Code, Wild 'n Out, and Failosophy.[2][3] He has performed stand-up comedy on Adam DeVine's House Party, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, and guest-starred in Brooklyn Nine-Nine.[4] Early life Davidson was born November 16, 1993, in Staten Island, New York, the son of Amy (née Waters) and Scott Matthew Davidson.[1][5] His father was of Jewish heritage and his mother is of Irish ancestry; Davidson was raised Catholic.[6][7] He has a younger sister named Casey.[8] His father was a New York City firefighter who died in service during the September 11 attacks;[9][10] he was last seen running up the stairs of the Marriott World Trade Center, just prior to its collapse. Davidson, who was seven years old at the time, was profoundly affected by the loss. He told The New York Times that it was "overwhelming" and that he wou ...more...

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Bigg Boss (Hindi season 12)

Bigg Boss  ◄ ►  Season 12 (2018 – present) Name Entry Exit       Anup Day 1      Deepak Day 1      Dipika Day 1      Jasleen Day 1      Karanvir Day 1      Kriti Day 1      Nehha Day 1      Nirmal Day 1      Romil Day 1      Roshmi Day 1      Saba Day 1      Shivashish Day 1      Somi Day 1      Sourabh Day 1      Sreesanth Day 1      Srishty Day 1      Urvashi Day 1      Legend Evicted Walked Nominated Ejected House Captain House Captain and Nominated Bigg Boss 12[1][2] is the twelfth season of the Indian reality TV series Bigg Boss which is based on the Dutch series Big Brother, and premiered on 16th September 2018 on Colors. The launch episode was titled 'Bigg Night'. Salman Khan is returning to host this season for the 9th in a row. Production Background Colors TV invited the general public to send their video clips[3] through a streaming application called Vo ...more...

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Anthony Michael Bourdain (June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018) was an American celebrity chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. He was considered one of the most influential chefs in the world.[1][2][3][4][5] Bourdain was a 1978 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of a number of professional kitchens in his long career, which included many years spent as executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan. He first became known for his bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000). His first food and world-travel television show, A Cook's Tour, ran for 35 episodes on the Food Network in 2002 and 2003. In 2005, he began hosting the Travel Channel's culinary and cultural adventure programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005–2012) and The Layover (2011–2013). In 2013, he began a three-season run as a judge on The Taste ...more...

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Yara Shahidi

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Yara Sayeh Shahidi (Persian pronunciation: ; born February 10, 2000)[1] is an Iranian-American actress[2], model and activist. She is best known for starring as Zoey Johnson on the sitcom Black-ish (2014–present) and its spin-off series Grown-ish (2018–present).[3] Early life Shahidi was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to a mother, Keri Salter Shahidi, who is African-American,[4][5] and an Iranian-American father, Afshin Shahidi,[6][7] a photographer.[3][8] The family moved to California for Afshin's work when Yara was 4. She is the older sister of child actor and model Sayeed Shahidi, and they have a younger brother, Ehsan.[6] The rapper Nas is their cousin.[9] Keri Shahidi said the name Yara translates to "someone who is capable to do something, or someone is so strong and clever to do something hard" in the Persian language.[6] Career She began her career when she was 6 years old,[10] appearing in television and print advertisements for companies such as McDonald's, Ralph Lauren, Target, GapKids, Disne ...more...

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Alexander Basil Matthews (November 21, 1942 – September 22, 2018) was an American actor and singer[1] based in Spain, best known for his appearance as Gunnery Sergeant Apone in the James Cameron film Aliens (1986). He reprised his role 27 years later, providing the voice of Apone for the video game Aliens: Colonial Marines (2013). Matthews' portrayal of Apone was the inspiration for Sgt. Avery Johnson of the Halo franchise.[2] Military career Matthews was a member of the United States Marine Corps, and served during the Vietnam War. On his website, he states: I spent six years in the United States Marine Corps; I hold thirteen combat awards and decorations, including two purple hearts. I was the first black Marine in the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam to be meritoriously promoted to the rank of sergeant; I served with Kilo Battery, Fourth Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division, of that I am very proud. Acting and musical career Matthews has played various acting roles, such as Ferguson in Rough Cut ...more...

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Site of attack On 22 September 2018, a military parade was attacked in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz.[6][7] The attackers killed 25 people, including soldiers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and bystanders.[8] It was the deadliest terrorist attack in Iran since the 2010 Chabahar suicide bombing. Both the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz[5] and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attack. ISIL's claim was rejected by spokesman for the Al-Ahvaziya.[5] Iran said that the US and the Persian Gulf states enabled the attack,[9] but the accusation was rejected. The US dismissed Iran's threats of revenge and said it was "ludicrous" for Iran to allege U.S. involvement,[10] and Saudi Arabia rejected and condemned the accusations.[11] Attack The parade was part of an annual commemoration known as the Sacred Defence Week celebrating the start of the Iran–Iraq War in 1980. It included the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps marching along Quds Bouleva ...more...

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Mary Kay Fualaau (née Schmitz, formerly Mary Kay Letourneau; born January 30, 1962) is an American former schoolteacher who pleaded guilty to two counts of felony second-degree rape of a child, her 12-year-old student, Vili Fualaau. While awaiting sentencing, she gave birth to Fualaau's child. Her plea agreement called for six months in jail, with three months suspended, and no contact with Fualaau for life. The case gained national attention. Shortly after her three-month stint in jail, Letourneau was caught by police having sex with Fualaau in a car. Judge Linda Lau found that she was in violation of the conditions of the plea agreement, vacated her probation, and re-sentenced her to the maximum of seven years in prison. She soon gave birth to a second daughter, while in prison. She was incarcerated from 1998 to 2004. When Letourneau was released in 2004, Fualaau, by then over 18 years old, asked the court to dissolve the no-contact order. Judge Lau complied. Letourneau and Fualaau married in May 2005, an ...more...

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Men's major golf championships

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The men's major golf championships, commonly known as the major championships,[1] often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. In order of play date, they are: April – Masters Tournament (weekend ending second Sunday in April) – hosted as an invitational by and played at Augusta National Golf Club in the U.S. state of Georgia. May – PGA Championship (weekend ending third Sunday in May) – hosted by the Professional Golfers' Association of America and played at various locations in the U.S. June – U.S. Open (weekend ending third Sunday in June, or Father's Day.) – hosted by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and played at various locations in the U.S. July – The Open Championship (week containing the third Friday in July) – hosted by The R&A, an offshoot of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, and always played on a links course at one of ten locations in the United Kingdom. Jack Nicklaus, winner of a record 18 maj ...more...

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The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a 2018 American dark fantasy horror comedy film directed by Eli Roth, based on the 1973 novel of the same name by John Bellairs, and starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sunny Suljic, and Kyle MacLachlan. The film follows a young boy who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house, which is haunted by the ghost of his uncle’s former friend, who is about to end the world with a clock he had made and hidden within the house before his death. Universal Pictures released the film in the United States on September 21, 2018. It has grossed over $36 million worldwide and received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the cast but claimed that the film did not live up to its full potential.[4] Plot In 1955, ten-year-old Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) goes to New Zebedee, Michigan to live with his uncle Jonathan (Jack Black) after Lewis' parents are killed in a car crash. Upon arriving at Jonathan's home, Lewis meets Jonathan's nei ...more...

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Guyancourt Location in France The 42nd Ryder Cup Matches will be held in France from 28–30 September 2018 on the Albatros Course of Le Golf National in Guyancourt, a suburb southwest of Paris. It will be the second Ryder Cup to be held in Continental Europe, after the 1997 contest, which was held in Spain. The United States is the defending champion, but has lost the last five matches in Europe, having last won there in 1993. Format The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each match worth one point. The competition format will be as follows: Day 1 (Friday) – 4 foursome (alternate shot) matches and 4 fourball (better ball) matches Day 2 (Saturday) – 4 foursome matches and 4 fourball matches Day 3 (Sunday) – 12 singles matches On the first two days there will be 4 fourball matches in the morning and 4 foursome matches in the afternoon. With a total of 28 points available, 14½ points are required to win the Cup, and 14 points are required for the defending champion, the United States, to retain ...more...

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Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt (born February 21, 1979)[2] is an American actress, singer, songwriter, producer and director. Hewitt began her career as a child actress and singer, appearing in national television commercials before joining the cast of the Disney Channel series Kids Incorporated (1989–1991) as well as performing as a backup singer before recording her debut studio album at the age of 12, Love Songs (1992), which was released exclusively in Japan. Hewitt received her breakthrough role as Sarah Reeves Merrin on the Fox teen drama Party of Five (1995–1999), and rose to fame as a teen star for her role as Julie James in the horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and its 1998 sequel. Hewitt released her second and third studio albums with Atlantic Records, Let's Go Bang (1995) and Jennifer Love Hewitt (1996), both of which saw little commercial success. Thereafter, she starred alongside Sigourney Weaver in the romantic comedy film Heartbreakers (2001) and alongside Jackie Chan in the action com ...more...

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Killing Eve

Killing Eve is a British-made drama television series produced by Sid Gentle Films for BBC America. It is based on Luke Jennings's Codename Villanelle novella series, and developed for television by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The first season of eight episodes was ordered on November 15, 2016, and premiered on April 8, 2018. Shortly before its premiere, BBC America renewed Killing Eve for a second season. Premise Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), a desk-bound MI5 officer, begins to track down talented psychopathic assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer), while both women become obsessed with each other.[1] Cast and characters Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, an MI5 officer who becomes obsessed with a notorious assassin[2][3] Jodie Comer as Villanelle / Oksana Astankova, a psychopathic, skilled assassin who becomes obsessed with the MI5 officer who begins tracking her[3][4] Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens, head of the Russia Section at MI6[3][5] Darren Boyd as Frank Haleton, Eve's supervisor at MI5[3] (season 1) Owen Mc ...more...

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Michael Avenatti

Michael John Avenatti (born February 16, 1971)[2] is an American attorney and entrepreneur. He has appeared on broadcast[3][4][5] and in print media[6] as a commentator on a range of legal issues and has represented parties in a number of lawsuits that have gained international media attention, including cases brought against the National Football League,[7] various celebrity defendants,[8][9] high-ranking business executives,[10] and Fortune 100 companies.[11] He is also a professional race car driver, having participated in races across the United States and Europe.[12][13][14][15][16][17] Avenatti is best known for suing President Donald Trump on behalf of porn actress Stormy Daniels in an attempt to void a non-disclosure agreement she had signed.[18][19] Early life Born on February 16, 1971 in Sacramento, California, Avenatti spent his early childhood in Colorado and Utah.[20] He moved with his family to Chesterfield, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, in 1982, where he attended Parkway Central High Schoo ...more...

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Death of Conrad Roy

Conrad Henri Roy III (September 12, 1995 – July 13, 2014) was an American marine salvage captain. His suicide at the age of 18 with encouragement from his long-distance girlfriend, 17-year-old Michelle Carter, was the subject of a noted investigation and involuntary manslaughter trial in Massachusetts, popularly known as the "texting suicide case". The case, Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter, involved many text messages, emails, and phone calls between Carter and Roy at the time of Roy's death. Roy had seen numerous mental health professionals and insisted he wanted to die. They had both been prescribed psychiatric medication. The case raised complex questions about criminal responsibility.[1] Carter was convicted by a judge of involuntary manslaughter, who stated this was due specifically to a final text in which Carter told Roy to get back in his truck when he became scared. Roy's early life and career Roy was born in 1995 in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. He was sometimes socially anxious attending school an ...more...

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Mario Segale

Mario Segale in 1952 Only current known photo of Mr. Segale on the web Mario A. Segale (born April 30, 1934) is an American businessman and real estate developer.[1] He has been involved in various development projects in the Seattle area since the 1950s.[2] Nintendo's Mario character is named after him.[3] Business successes Segale's firm M. A. Segale Inc., a privately owned asphalt and construction business, sold for $60 million in 1998 to Irish concern CRH plc, for integration into its Oldcastle Materials unit.[4] Segale and his son Mark Segale are involved in other ventures, including a 490-acre (2.0 km2) development in Tukwila, Washington.[5] Nintendo Mario series legacy In 1981, Nintendo was renting one of Segale's warehouses to use as their American headquarters. The company struggled at first, but was preparing for a major breakthrough in the American release of a new arcade game, Donkey Kong. According to a widely circulated story, around this time, the company had gotten behind in a rent pay ...more...

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Manifest (TV series)

Manifest is an American drama television series, created by Jeff Rake, that premiered on September 24, 2018, on NBC. The series centers on the passengers of a plane that suddenly reappear after being presumed dead for five years and it stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J. R. Ramirez, Parveen Kaur, and Luna Blaise. Premise A flight home from Jamaica to New York City experiences a brief period of severe turbulence, undetectable by radar, but is otherwise routine. When they return, the passengers and crew of Montego Air Flight 828 learn that they had travelled five years into the future (where the plane was believed to have disappeared, and its passengers presumed dead), without having aged. As they reintegrate themselves into present-day society, the passengers begin to discover how their respective lives had changed in the five years that had passed.[1] Cast and characters Main Melissa Roxburgh as Michaela Stone, a police officer Josh Dallas as Ben Stone, an intelligence officer and ...more...

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Jon Lovett

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Jon Lovett

Jon Lovett (born August 17, 1982) is an American screenwriter, speechwriter, television producer, and podcaster. After working as a speech and joke writer for President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, Lovett co-created the NBC White House sitcom 1600 Penn, and served as a writer and producer on the third season of HBO's The Newsroom. He is a founder of Crooked Media and currently hosts the podcasts Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It. Early life and education Lovett was born to a Reform Jewish family in Woodbury, Long Island[1] that operated a box factory started by his grandfather.[2] He attended Syosset High School. Lovett graduated from Williams College in 2004 with a degree in math.[3] His senior thesis, Rotating Linkages in a Normed Plane,[4] led to a publication in American Mathematical Monthly.[5] Lovett was also the 2004 Williams College Class Speaker at his commencement.[6] After graduation, Lovett spent a year working as a stand-up comic in New York.[3] Political speechwriter In 2004, Love ...more...

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Clarence Thomas

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Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas (born June 23, 1948) is an American judge, lawyer, and government official who currently serves as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He is currently the most senior justice on the Court following the retirement of Anthony Kennedy. Thomas succeeded Thurgood Marshall and is the second African American to serve on the court. Among the current members of the Court, he is the longest-serving justice, with a tenure of 9,834 days (26 years, 337 days) as of September 25, 2018. Thomas grew up in Savannah, Georgia and was educated at the College of the Holy Cross and at Yale Law School. In 1974, he was appointed an Assistant Attorney General in Missouri and subsequently practiced law there in the private sector. In 1979, he became a legislative assistant to Senator John Danforth (R-MO) and in 1981 was appointed Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed Thomas Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportu ...more...

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Suicide of Phoebe Prince

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Suicide of Phoebe Prince

The suicide of Phoebe Prince, on January 14, 2010, led to the criminal prosecution of six teenagers for charges including civil rights violations,[1] as well as to the enactment of stricter anti-bullying legislation by the Massachusetts state legislature.[2] Prince had moved from Ireland to South Hadley, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.[3] Her suicide, after suffering months of bullying from school classmates, brought international attention to the problem of bullying in American schools. In March 2010, a state anti-bullying task force was set up as a result of her death. The Massachusetts legislation was signed into law on May 3, 2010.[2] The accused stood trial in 2011.[4][5] Sentences of probation and community service were handed down after guilty pleas on May 5, 2011.[6] Background Phoebe Nora Mary Prince was born on November 24, 1994, in Bedford, England, United Kingdom,[7][8] and moved to the seaside community of Fanore[9] in County Clare, Ireland, when she was two.[10] Prince attended Villiers ...more...

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Conor McGregor

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Conor McGregor

Conor Anthony McGregor (Irish: Conchúr Antóin Mac Gréagóir;[9] born 14 July 1988) is an Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer. He is the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion.[10] He has also competed as a welterweight in mixed martial arts (MMA), and light middleweight in boxing. As of August 8, 2018, he is #2 on the UFC's pound for pound rankings.[11] McGregor started his MMA career in 2008 and, in 2012, he won both the Cage Warriors Featherweight and Lightweight Championships, holding both titles simultaneously before vacating them to sign with the UFC. In 2015, at UFC 194, he defeated José Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship via knockout thirteen seconds into the first round, which is the fastest victory in UFC title fight history.[12] Upon defeating Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 205, McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight divisions simultaneously.[13] McGregor began his pr ...more...

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Tour Championship

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Tour Championship

Atlanta  Location in the United States The Tour Championship (stylized as the TOUR Championship) is a golf tournament that is part of the PGA Tour. It has historically been one of the final events of the PGA Tour season; prior to 2007, its field consisted exclusively of the top 30 money leaders of the past PGA Tour season. Since 2007, it has been the final event of the four-tournament FedEx Cup playoff, with eligibility determined by FedEx Cup points accumulated throughout the season. While originally followed by the PGA Tour Fall Series (for those competing for qualifying exemptions in the following season), a re-alignment of the PGA Tour's season schedule in 2013 made the Tour Championship the final event of the season. From 1987 to 1996, several courses hosted the event. Beginning in 1997, the event alternated between Champions Golf Club in Houston and East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta; since 2004, East Lake has been the event's permanent home. Format: 1987–2006 From its debut in 1987 through 2006, th ...more...

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Matthew Stafford

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Matthew Stafford

John Matthew Stafford[1] (born February 7, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He was raised in Dallas, Texas, and attended Highland Park High School. He played college football at Georgia, and was drafted by the Lions first overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. Stafford is the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 5,000 yards in a single season, being one of three players to do it in 2011, and is the fastest player in NFL history to reach 30,000 passing yards (109 games). Stafford also holds the NFL record for the most comeback wins in a season, recording eight in the 2016 NFL season. In 2017 he signed a $135 million extension with the Lions, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history at the time. Early years Stafford was born in Tampa, Florida, to John and Margaret Stafford. He lived in Dunwoody, Georgia, while his father attended graduate school at the University of Georgia. He was the eldest of five siblings. His family th ...more...

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Noah Centineo

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Noah Centineo

Noah Gregory Centineo (born May 9, 1996)[1][2] is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the final three seasons of the television series The Fosters, the television film How to Build a Better Boy (2014), and the 2018 Netflix romantic comedy films To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser. Early life Centineo was born in Miami, Florida, to Kellee Janel and Gregory Vincent Centineo, a businessman who executive produced the animated film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013).[3][4] He is of Italian and German descent.[5] Centineo was raised in Boynton Beach, Florida,[6] with his older sister, Taylor.[7] He attended BAK Middle School of the Arts for his elementary education,[7] and then Boca Raton Community High School for ninth and tenth grade, where he played soccer.[8] In 2012, he left Boca Raton in order to move to Los Angeles.[8] Career In 2009, Centineo starred as the lead, Josh Peters, in the family film The Gold Retrievers. He then had small roles in the Disney Channe ...more...

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Joker (2019 film)

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Joker (2019 film)

Joker is an upcoming American crime film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is intended to be the first film in a series of DC-based films separate from the shared DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The film is directed by Todd Phillips from a screenplay he wrote with Scott Silver, and stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker, along with Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham. In Joker, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and becomes a psychopathic criminal. Phoenix had been interested in a low budget character study-type film about a comic book villain since 2014. After deciding to deemphasize the shared nature of the DCEU, Warner Bros. and DC Films announced plans for a Joker-centered film in August 2017, with Phillips directing and producing, as well as co-writing with Silver. Martin Scorsese was also attached to produce, although he dropped out in July ...more...

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Unit 731

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Unit 731

Building on the site of the Harbin bioweapon facility of Unit 731 Unit 731 (Japanese: 731部隊 Hepburn: Nana-san-ichi Butai) was a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook lethal human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) of World War II. It was responsible for some of the most notorious war crimes carried out by Imperial Japan. Unit 731 was based at the Pingfang district of Harbin, the largest city in the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo (now Northeast China). It was officially known as the Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification Department of the Kwantung Army (関東軍防疫給水部本部 Kantōgun Bōeki Kyūsuibu Honbu). Originally set up under the Kempeitai military police of the Empire of Japan, Unit 731 was taken over and commanded until the end of the war by General Shiro Ishii, a combat medic officer in the Kwantung Army. The facility itself was built between 1934 and 1939 and officially adopted the name "Unit 731" in ...more...

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Big Brother 20 (U.S.)

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Big Brother 20 (U.S.)

Big Brother  ◄ Season 20 (2018) Name Entry Exit       JC Day 1      Kaycee Day 1      Tyler Day 1      Angela Day 1  Day 93    Sam Day 1  Day 91    Brett Day 1  Day 86    Haleigh Day 1  Day 86    Scottie Day 1Day 72  Day 65Day 79    Faysal Day 1  Day 72    Rockstar Day 1  Day 58    Bayleigh Day 1  Day 51    Rachel Day 1  Day 44    Kaitlyn Day 1  Day 37    Winston Day 1  Day 30    Swaggy C Day 1  Day 23    Steve Day 1  Day 16    Legend Evicted Nominated Head of Household Jury Member Big Brother 20 is the twentieth season of the American reality television series Big Brother.[1] It is based upon the Dutch series of the same name. It was renewed in August 2016 as part of a double renewal for seasons nineteen and twenty. Julie Chen, credited as Julie Chen Moonves from episode 35 onwards,[2] returned as host.[3][4] Sixteen new competitors, known as HouseGuests, were announced to ...more...

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Evan Ross

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Evan Ross

Evan Olav Næss (born August 26, 1988), known professionally as Evan Ross, is an American actor and musician. He made his acting debut in the crime comedy-drama film ATL (2006), and has since starred in the films Pride (2007), According to Greta (2009), Mooz-lum (2010), 96 Minutes (2011), Supremacy (2014), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) and Part 2 (2015). On television, Ross had recurring role as Charlie Selby in the season 3 of The CW's teen drama series 90210 and a regular role as Angel Rivera in the season 2 of Fox's musical drama series Star, as well as starred on ABC's procedural drama series Wicked City as Diver Hawkes. As a musician, he released his first single "Yes Me" in February 2011, and his second single "How To Live Alone" in May 2015. Ross is the son of the late mountaineer Arne Næss Jr. and the Supremes lead singer Diana Ross. He has been married to singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson since 2014, with whom he has a daughter. Early life Ross was born Evan Olav Næss in Greenwich, C ...more...

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Angel Oak

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Angel Oak

Angel Oak is a Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) located in Angel Oak Park on Johns Island near Charleston, South Carolina. The tree is estimated to be 400-500 years old.[1] It stands 66.5 ft (20 m) tall, measures 28 ft (8.5 m) in circumference, and produces shade that covers 17,200 square feet (1,600 m2). Its longest branch distance is 187 ft[2] in length. Angel Oak was the 210th tree to be registered with the Live Oak Society.[3][4][5] Background Angel Oak in March 2010 The oak derives its name from the estate of Justus Angel and his wife, Martha Waight Tucker Angel.[6] Local folklore tells stories of ghosts of former slaves appearing as angels around the tree.[7][8] Despite the claims that the Angel Oak is the oldest tree east of the Mississippi River, bald cypress trees throughout North and South Carolina are[9] significantly older. One example in North Carolina is over 1,600 years old. History Ferns and other greenery grow along the trees massive limbs Angel Oak was damaged severely durin ...more...

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Elizabeth II

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926)[a] is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home. Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive. She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In 1947, she married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she has four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Andrew, Duke of York; and Edward, Earl of Wessex. When her father died in February 1952, she became Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon. She has reigned through major consti ...more...

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Thugs of Hindostan

Thugs of Hindostan is an upcoming 2018 Indian epic action-adventure film written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya. It is based on Philip Meadows Taylor's 1839 novel Confessions of a Thug, and stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh.[2] It is set to be released during the week of Diwali, on 8 November 2018.[3][4] Plot The film's plot is based on Philip Meadows Taylor's 1839 novel Confessions of a Thug,[5][6] about a thug (also known as a thuggee) called Azad, whose gang of thugs posed a serious challenge to the British Empire in India during the early 19th century.[5] The film tells a fictional story set between 1790 and 1805.[7] Cast Amitabh Bachchan as Khudabaksh, the Commander of thugs.[5][8] Aamir Khan as Firangi[9] Katrina Kaif as Suraiyya Fatima Sana Shaikh as Zafira Ronit Roy[10] Satyadev Kancharana Abdul Quadir Amin[11] Lloyd Owen as John Clive, a villainous British officer Gavin Marshall as Captain James Powell Balakrishna as Jai Balayya P ...more...

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Quincy Jones

Quincy Delight Jones Jr. (born March 14, 1933), also known as "Q", is an American record producer, singer and film producer.[2] His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry, a record 79 Grammy Award nominations,[3] and 27 Grammys,[3] including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. Raised in Seattle, Washington, Jones attended the Berklee College of Music. He came to prominence in the 1950s as a jazz arranger and conductor, before moving on to work in pop music and film scores. In 1969, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, for "The Eyes of Love" from the Universal Pictures film Banning. Jones was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on the 1969 film In Cold Blood, making him the first African American to be nominated twice in the same year. In 1971, he became the first African American to be the musical director and conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony. In 199 ...more...

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Rob Gronkowski

Robert James Gronkowski (born May 14, 1989) is an American football tight end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Arizona, winning several awards, including being named a Sporting News and Rivals.com freshman All-American. The Patriots drafted Gronkowski in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft with the 42nd pick. In 2011, Gronkowski set the single-season record for touchdowns by a tight end with 17 receiving touchdowns (and 18 overall), as well as the single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end, with 1,327. That season, he became the first tight end in NFL history to lead the league in receiving touchdowns. In his first six seasons, he had 68 receiving touchdowns; only two tight ends in NFL history have had more in their entire careers. He has achieved five Pro Bowl selections and five All-Pro selections, and was a starter in the Patriots' Super Bowl XLIX victory. Gronkowski is frequently referred to by his nickname "Gronk", derived f ...more...

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Vishvakarman

Vishwakarma statue in temple, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India. Viśhwákarma (meaning "all creating" in Sanskrit) is the deity of the creative power that holds the universe together according to the Rigveda[2] and is considered to be the original creator, architect, divine engineer of the universe from before the advent of time[3], also the root concept of the later Upanishadic figures of Brahman and Purusha in the historical Vedic religion.[4][5] Bishowkarma Statue He is mentioned as the son of Kāśyapa and Aditi and is said to have made the three worlds with pieces of the Sun god, Surya. In the Vedas Vishvakarman was originally used as an epithet for any supreme god[6] and as an attribute of Indra and the Sun. The name Vishvakarman occurs five times in the tenth book of the Rigveda. The two hymns of the Rigveda identify Vishvakarman as all-seeing, and having eyes, faces, arms and feet on every side and also has wings. Brahma, the later god of creation, who is four-faced and four-armed resembles him in th ...more...

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