Babushka

Babushka or baboushka or babooshka (from Russian: ба́бушка, IPA: , meaning "grandmother" or "elderly woman") may refer to:

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  • Babushka Lady, an unknown woman who might have photographed the events of the President John F. Kennedy assassination
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Babushka

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Babushka

Look up babooshka, baboushka, babushka, or бабушка in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Babushka or baboushka or babooshka (from Russian: ба́бушка, IPA: , meaning "grandmother" or "elderly woman") may refer to: Arts and media "Babooshka" (song), a 1980 song by Kate Bush Babushka (game show), a game show presented by Rylan Clark-Neal Baboushka and the Three Kings, a story Buranovskiye Babushki, a Russian ethno-pop band containing eight elderly women from Buranovo, Udmurtia People Babushka Lady, an unknown woman who might have photographed the events of the President John F. Kennedy assassination Catherine Breshkovsky nicknamed Babushka, a Russian revolutionary Other uses Babushka Adoption Foundation, a charitable non-governmental organization based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Headscarf, English term encompassing Russian babushka-type headwear Matryoshka doll, also called a babushka doll ...more...



Babushka Lady

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Babushka Lady

The Babushka Lady is an unknown woman present during the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy who might have photographed the events that occurred in Dallas's Dealey Plaza at the time President John F. Kennedy was shot. Her nickname arose from the headscarf she wore, which was similar to scarves worn by elderly Russian women (бабушка – babushka – literally means "grandmother" or "old woman" in Russian). The Babushka Lady was seen to be holding a camera by eyewitnesses and was also seen in film accounts of the assassination.[1][2] She was observed standing on the grass between Elm and Main streets and is visible in the Zapruder film as well as in the films of Orville Nix,[3] Marie Muchmore, and Mark Bell[4] (44 minutes and 47 seconds into the Bell film: even though the shooting had already taken place and most of her surrounding witnesses took cover, she can be seen still standing with the camera at her face). After the shooting, she crossed Elm Street and joined the crowd that went up the grassy k ...more...

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Matryoshka doll

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Matryoshka doll

Matryoshka set in a row Nesting of opened matryoshkas A matryoshka doll (Russian: матрёшка, IPA:  ( listen)), also known as a Russian nesting doll, stacking dolls, or Russian doll,[1] is a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. The name "matryoshka" (матрёшка), literally "little matron", is a diminutive form of Russian female first name "Matryona" (Матрёна) or "Matriosha".[2] A set of matryoshkas consists of a wooden figure which separates, top from bottom, to reveal a smaller figure of the same sort inside, which has, in turn, another figure inside of it, and so on. The first Russian nested doll set was made in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin from a design by Sergey Malyutin, who was a folk crafts painter at Abramtsevo. Traditionally the outer layer is a woman, dressed in a sarafan, a long and shapeless traditional Russian peasant jumper dress. The figures inside may be of either gender; the smallest, innermost doll is typically a baby turned from a single piece of wood. Much of ...more...

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Babushka (game show)

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Babushka (game show)

Babushka is a British game show, based on the matryoshka doll, which aired from 1 to 26 May 2017 on ITV daily at 5 pm as a temporary spring replacement for The Chase. It is presented by Rylan Clark-Neal.[1] Format There are 10 dolls: Angelina, Colin, Katya, Natalya, Nushka, Olya, Dave, Svetlana, Tatiana and Viktoriya. The team of two must choose eight out of the ten dolls to open in turn. Two are completely empty, two contain £500, two contain £1,000, two more go to £2,000, one goes all the way to £5,000 and the top babushka contains £10,000. Before they may open each doll they are presented with a true or false question. Should they get this correct, they have the chance to open the doll in play, gambling whether to keep opening the successive smaller dolls inside—for example the £10,000 doll would contain smaller dolls worth £500, £1,000, £2,000, £5,000 and £10,000. Other dolls won't contain all of these. If they push their luck too far and reveal nothing inside the current doll they lose any money banked ...more...

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Babushka Adoption Foundation

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Babushka Adoption Foundation

Babushka Adoption Foundation is a charitable non-governmental organization based in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. It was founded in 1999 by Markus Muller; the director is Aidai Kadyrova. The main goal of the foundation is to provide support to elderly people in Kyrgyzstan who do not have any family members that can care for them. This is exactly what its name suggests, as the term "babushka" is Russian for "grandmother" or "old lady". The objective of Babushka Adoption is not to replace Kyrgyz social institutions, but to work with them to help Kyrgyz pensioners. A sponsor can adopt an elderly person for 15 euro a month; this amount will help provide clothing, food, medical care, and other important necessities. Why BA supports the elderly Kyrgyzstan is today the second-poorest country in Central Asia. A third of the country’s population lives below the poverty line and unfortunately this poverty level rises each year. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kyrgyzstan began to reform ...more...

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Suyunchi

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Suyunchi

Suyunchi or Babushka-general (transliteration of the Russian title of the film) (Uzbek: Suyunchi, Суюнчи; Russian: Бабушка-генерал) is a 1982 Uzbek drama film directed by Melis Abzalov.[1][2] Plot The film tells the story of Anzirat (played by Zaynab Sadriyeva), an elderly woman who lives in a small village in Soviet Uzbekistan with her son, daughter-in-law, and their ten children, all boys. Because of her strictness the villagers call Anzirat "Grandma-General". Back in the 1930s, Anzirat headed the main farm of the village and went through many hardships. Even when she gets old, Anzirat does not want to rest and cannot put up with the laziness, greed, and negligence of some of the villagers. She tries to put things in order for her family. Her son, however, instead of helping his pregnant wife spends all his spare time building a family football team. Only after Anzirat's death do the residents of the village realize how empty their village is without her. They feel that Anzirat was the conscience of the ...more...

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Old lady

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Old lady

Look up old lady in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Old lady may refer to: A woman at an old age. Mother (slang) Girlfriend, wife (American slang) The Bank of England Juventus F.C. Old Lady moth, the owlet moth Mormo maura The Old Lady, a 1932 Italian film Europe See also Babushka Old man (disambiguation) Old woman (disambiguation) ...more...



Baba Yaga

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Baba Yaga

Baba Yaga as depicted by Ivan Bilibin (1902) In Slavic folklore, Baba Yaga is a supernatural being (or one of a trio of sisters of the same name) who appears as a deformed and/or ferocious-looking woman. Baba Yaga flies around in a mortar, wields a pestle, and dwells deep in the forest in a hut usually described as standing on chicken legs. Baba Yaga may help or hinder those that encounter or seek her out and may play a maternal role and has associations with forest wildlife. According to Vladimir Propp's folktale morphology, Baba Yaga commonly appears as either a donor, villain, or may be altogether ambiguous. Andreas Johns identifies Baba Yaga as "one of the most memorable and distinctive figures in eastern European folklore," and observes that she is "enigmatic" and often exhibits "striking ambiguity."[1] Johns summarizes Baba Yaga as a "a many-faceted figure, capable of inspiring researchers to see her as a Cloud, Moon, Death, Winter, Snake, Bird, Pelican or Earth Goddess, totemic matriarchal ancestress ...more...

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Little Fyodor

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Little Fyodor

Little Fyodor[1][2][3] is the performance name of Dave Lichtenberg, an underground punk/garage musician from Denver, Colorado, who has been on the scene for two decades.[4] He originally performed in the band Walls of Genius, and then went on to become a solo act (now with a full band, but still carrying the name Little Fyodor). He is also known as a public radio DJ, and a reviewer of self-published music. Biography Little Fyodor is originally from suburban New Jersey where during college he was particularly inspired by the original album Leave Home including the song "Carbona Not Glue".[5] He moved to Colorado in 1981.[6] In the 1980s he was a member of Walls of Genius, a cassette culture band which consisted of Little Fyodor, Evan Cantor, Ed Fowler and Brad Cartin,[7][8] an experimental group from Colorado which produced 30 tapes from 1982 to 1986. Dave Lichtenberg later went on to work on his solo project Little Fyodor. Little Fyodor is also notable for his association with the Elephant 6 collective. Th ...more...

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Babuška–Lax–Milgram theorem

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Babuška–Lax–Milgram theorem

In mathematics, the Babuška–Lax–Milgram theorem is a generalization of the famous Lax–Milgram theorem, which gives conditions under which a bilinear form can be "inverted" to show the existence and uniqueness of a weak solution to a given boundary value problem. The result is named after the mathematicians Ivo Babuška, Peter Lax and Arthur Milgram. Background In the modern, functional-analytic approach to the study of partial differential equations, one does not attempt to solve a given partial differential equation directly, but by using the structure of the vector space of possible solutions, e.g. a Sobolev space Wk,p. Abstractly, consider two real normed spaces U and V with their continuous dual spaces U∗ and V∗ respectively. In many applications, U is the space of possible solutions; given some partial differential operator Λ : U → V∗ and a specified element f ∈ V∗, the objective is to find a u ∈ U such that Λ u = f . {\displaystyle \Lambda u=f.} However, in the weak formulation, this equation ...more...

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Me, Grandma, Iliko and Ilarion (film)

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Me, Grandma, Iliko and Ilarion (film)

Me, Grandma, Iliko and Ilarioni (Georgian: მე, ბებია, ილიკო და ილარიონი translit. Me, bebia, iliko da ilarioni, Russian: Я, бабушка, Илико и Илларион, translit. Ia, Babushka, iliko i ilarion) is a 1962 Georgian black-and-white Social-themed Comedy-drama film directed by Tengiz Abuladze based on a novel of same name by Nodar Dumbadze.[1] Cast Soso Ordjonikidze Sesilia Takaishvili Aleqsandre Jorjoliani Grigol Tkabladze Manana Abazadze Kira Andronikashvili Tengiz Daushvili Ioseb Gogichaishvili Shalva Kherkheulidze Aleqsandre Gomelauri References "Me, Grandma, Iliko and Ilarion (1962)". FilmAffinity. Retrieved 2016-10-07. External links Me, Grandma, Iliko and Ilarioni on IMDb ...more...

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Rylan Clark-Neal

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Rylan Clark-Neal

Ross Richard Clark-Neal (né Clark; born 25 October 1988), known professionally as Rylan, is an English presenter, television personality, singer and model. He finished in fifth place on the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012, and won Celebrity Big Brother 11 in January 2013. In 2013, Clark-Neal turned to presenting and is known for presenting Big Brother's Bit on the Side, This Morning, The Xtra Factor, Up Late with Rylan and Babushka. Early and personal life Clark-Neal was born Ross Richard Clark[1] on 25 October 1988 in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex,[2] to mother Linda Clark.[3] In 2007, he applied for Big Brother 8, but, "the day I was going in, it got taken away from me because it got leaked to the press. It was devastating."[4] Clark-Neal has been a part-time model since he was 16 and a half.[5] It was during his early modelling career that he adopted the stage name "Rylan" as it was more unusual.[1] He was in several Take That and Westlife tribute bands in Ibiza,[2] and was also part of a Spanish boy b ...more...

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Pdf-parser

Pdf-parser is a command-line program that parses and analyses PDF documents. It provides features to extract raw data from PDF documents, like compressed images. pdf-parser can deal with malicious PDF documents that use obfuscation features of the PDF language.[2] The tool can also be used to extract data from damaged or corrupt PDF documents. References https://blog.didierstevens.com/?s=PDF-parser PDF Babushka by Bojan Zdrnja, Internet Storm Center, January 14, 2010 ...more...

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ( PITS-burg) is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. As of 2017, a population of 310,704 lives within the city limits, making it the 63rd-largest city in the U.S.[2][5] The metropolitan population of 2,353,045 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania (behind Philadelphia), and the 26th-largest in the U.S. Located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers, Pittsburgh is known both as "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges.[6] The city features 30 skyscrapers, two inclined railways, a pre-revolutionary fortification and the Point State Park at the confluence of the rivers. The city developed as a vital link of the Atlantic coast and Midwest, as the mineral-rich Allegheny Mountains made the area coveted by the French and British empires, Virginians, Whiskey Rebels, and Civil War raiders ...more...

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Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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Assassination of John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza.[1] Kennedy was riding with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally's wife, Nellie when he was fatally shot. Governor Connally was seriously wounded in the attack. The motorcade rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital where President Kennedy was pronounced dead about thirty minutes after the shooting; Connally recovered from his injuries. Former U.S. Marine and Marxist[2] Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested by the Dallas Police Department about 70 minutes after the initial shooting. Oswald was charged under Texas state law with the murder of Kennedy as well as that of Dallas policeman J. D. Tippit, who had been fatally shot a short time after the assassination. At 11:21 a.m. Sunday, November 24, 1963, as live television cameras covered his transfer to the Dallas County Jail, Oswald was fat ...more...

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List of British game shows

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List of British game shows

This is a list of British game shows. A game show is a type of radio, television, or internet programming genre in which contestants, television personalities or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles usually for money and/or prizes. Activity-oriented Ben 10: Ultimate Challenge Cannonball Can't Touch This Copycats The Crystal Maze[1] The Desert Forges Distraction Don't Scare the Hare Fear Factor Fort Boyard Fort Boyard: Ultimate Challenge Friends Like These Gladiators Go for It The Great Egg Race Incredible Games Interceptor Iron Chef UK It's a Knockout Jungle Run Knightmare Ninja Warrior UK Pets Win Prizes Raven Remotely Funny Scrapheap Challenge Taskmaster The Adventure Game Total Wipeout Treasure Hunt Dating Blind Date ElimiDate Love on a Saturday Night Man O Man Meet The Parents Senseless Singled Out Streetmate First Dates Take Me Out The Love Machine Panel games In these, celebritie ...more...

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Coco Chanel

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Coco Chanel

Interlocking CC logo Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971)[1] was a French fashion designer and a business woman. She was the founder and namesake of the Chanel brand. Chanel was credited in the post-World War I era with liberating women from the constraints of the "corseted silhouette" and popularizing a sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style. A prolific fashion creator, Chanel extended her influence beyond couture clothing, realising her design aesthetic in jewellery, handbags, and fragrance. Her signature scent, Chanel No. 5, has become an iconic product. She is the only fashion designer listed on TIME magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.[2] Chanel designed her famed interlocked-CC monogram, meaning Coco Chanel, using it since the 1920s.[3] Chanel's social connections appeared to encourage a highly conservative personal outlook. Rumors arose about Chanel's activities in the course of the German occupation of France during Worl ...more...

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Headscarf

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Headscarf

Women's headscarves for sale in Jerusalem. 16th century wimple, worn by a widowed queen Anna of Poland, with veil and a ruff around the neck. Headscarves or head scarves are scarves covering most or all of the top of a person's, usually women, hair and her head, leaving the face uncovered. A headscarf is formed of a triangular or square cloth folded into a triangle piece of fabric, with which the head is covered. Reasons for wearing a headscarf Headscarves may be worn for a variety of purposes, such as protection of the head or hair from rain, wind, dirt, cold, warmth, for sanitation, for fashion, recognition or social distinction; with religious significance, to hide baldness, out of modesty, or other forms of social convention.[1][2] Headscarves are now mainly worn for practical, cultural or religious reasons. Until the latter 20th century, headscarves were commonly worn by women in many parts of the Southwestern Asia, Europe, North Africa, and the Americas, as well as some other parts of the world. ...more...

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Swathi Reddy

Swathi Reddy (born 17 April 1980) is a Russian-born Indian film actress and television presenter who predominantly works in Telugu Cinema along with Tamil and Malayalam films. Her nickname Colors Swati comes from her stint in the Telugu television show Colours,in the year 1996 which was telecast on Maa TV rose her fame. After playing supporting roles, she made her debut as a leading actress in the Tamil film Subramaniapuram (2008). Her role in the Telugu film Ashta Chamma earned her the Filmfare Award and Nandi Award for Best Actress.[2][3][4] Early life Swathi was born in Vladivostok, Soviet Union (now Russia).[5] She was named as Svetlana but later the name was changed to Swathi.[5] She completed her schooling from SFS High School in Visakhapatnam. Her father, who was an officer in the Indian Navy, was training as a submariner in the Soviet Union. She has one elder brother named Siddharth. Her family moved to Mumbai and later to the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam, where she spent most of her child ...more...

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Holly Morris (author)

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Holly Morris (author)

Holly Morris (born September 30, 1965[1]) is an American author,[2] documentary director/producer and television presenter.[3] Her articles have been published in The New York Times Book Review, More, O, Slate, The Daily Telegraph, The Week and other national publications. Early life Morris was born in Chicago, Illinois, US. She is the daughter of former professional football player Johnny Morris and Jeannie Morris, a sports reporter and writer. Johnny Morris was a Chicago Bears wide receiver[4] who became a long-time sportscaster for WBBM-TV in Chicago [5] and a football color commentator with CBS Sports. Jeannie Morris is the author of the best-selling book Brian Piccolo: A Short Season,[6] the story of an American National Football League player who died of cancer at the age of 26. Career She was an editorial director of the publishing company Seal Press[7] (which was acquired by Avalon in 2003 and then Perseus in 2007). As an editorial director, she acquired and edited fiction and non-fiction on diver ...more...

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Companions of Saint Nicholas

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Companions of Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas and Krampus visit a Viennese home (1896 illustration). The Hans Trapp character in a 1953 photograph taken in Wintzenheim, Alsace. The companions of Saint Nicholas are a group of closely related figures who accompany Saint Nicholas throughout the territories formerly in the Holy Roman Empire. These characters act as a foil to the benevolent Christmas gift-bringer, threatening to thrash or abduct disobedient children. Jacob Grimm (Deutsche Mythologie) associated this character with the pre-Christian house spirit (kobold, elf) which could be benevolent or malicious, but whose mischievous side was emphasized after Christianization. The association of the Christmas gift-bringer with elves has parallels in English and Scandinavian folklore, and is ultimately and remotely connected to the modern Christmas elf in American folklore. Names for the "dark" or threatening companion figure include: Knecht Ruprecht in Germany, Krampus in Austria, Bavaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Friuli, Hungary (spelled Kram ...more...

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Richard Marner

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Richard Marner

Richard Marner (born Alexander Molchanoff, 27 March 1921 – 18 March 2004) was a British stage and screen actor born in Russia. He was probably best known for his role as Colonel Kurt Von Strohm in the British sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!. Biography Early life Born in Petrograd, Soviet Union, Molchanoff (nicknamed "Sacha" by his family) was the eldest son of Colonel Paul Molchanoff, of the Semyonovsky Regiment, one of two that were set up for children of children who had played with Peter the Great of Russia. In 1924, his entire family left Russia and went to Finland and then Germany, before ending up in London, where Alexander's grandmother, Olga Novikov (known in the family as "Babushka London") lived in Harley Street.[1] After being educated at Monmouth School in Wales, Molchanoff became an assistant to the Russian tenor Vladimir Rosing, where he performed at Covent Garden. During World War II he joined the RAF, and was posted to South Africa with the Air Training Corps. After being invalided out, he changed his ...more...

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John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories

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John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories

President John F. Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Nellie Connally, and Texas Governor John Connally, minutes before the assassination. The assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 has spurred numerous conspiracy theories, which include accusations of involvement of the CIA, the Mafia, sitting Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro, the KGB, or even some combination thereof. Some conspiracy theories further claim that the United States federal government covered up crucial information in the aftermath of the assassination.[1] Former Los Angeles District Attorney Vincent Bugliosi estimated that a total of 42 groups, 82 assassins, and 214 people had been accused at one time or another in various conspiracy scenarios.[2] In 1964, the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was the only person responsible for assassinating Kennedy. In 1979, the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) concluded that Kennedy was probably assassinated as a result o ...more...

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Dervla Murphy

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Dervla Murphy

Dervla Murphy (born 28 November 1931) is an Irish touring cyclist and author of adventure travel books for over 40 years. Murphy is best known for her 1965 book Full Tilt: Ireland to India With a Bicycle, about an overland cycling trip through Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. She followed this with volunteer work helping Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal and trekking with a mule through Ethiopia. Murphy took a break from travel writing following the birth of her daughter, and then wrote about her travels with Rachel in India, Pakistan, South America, Madagascar and Cameroon. She later wrote about her solo trips through Romania, Africa, Laos, the states of the former Yugoslavia and Siberia. In 2005, she visited Cuba with her daughter and three granddaughters. Murphy has normally travelled alone without luxuries and depending on the hospitality of local people. She has been in dangerous situations; for example, she was attacked by wolves in the former Yugoslavia, threatened by soldiers in Ethi ...more...

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Umbrella man (JFK assassination)

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Umbrella man (JFK assassination)

The "umbrella man", identified by the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations in 1978 as Louie Steven Witt, is a name given to a figure who appears in the Zapruder film, and several other films and photographs, near the Stemmons Freeway sign within Dealey Plaza during the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Witt is the subject of a 2011 documentary short, The Umbrella Man, by Errol Morris for The New York Times.[1] Conspiracy A person popularly dubbed the "umbrella man" has been the object of much speculation, as he was the only person seen carrying, and opening, an umbrella on that sunny day. He was also one of the closest bystanders to President John F. Kennedy when Kennedy was first struck by a bullet. As Kennedy's limousine approached, the man opened up and lifted the umbrella high above his head, then spun or panned the umbrella from east to west (clockwise) as the president passed by him. In the aftermath of the assassination, the "umbrella man" sat down on the sidewalk next to another m ...more...

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Patricia Polacco

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Patricia Polacco

Patricia Barber Polacco (born July 11, 1944, Lansing, Michigan) is an American author and illustrator. Throughout her school years, Polacco struggled with reading but found relief by expressing herself through art. Polacco endured teasing and hid her disability until a school teacher recognized that she could not read and began to help her. Her book Thank You, Mr. Falker is Polacco's retelling of this encounter and its outcome. She also wrote such books as Mr. Lincoln's Way and The Lemonade Club. Early years She is of Russian and Ukrainian-Jewish descent on her mother's side and of Irish on her father's side.[1][2] She was born in 1944, the daughter of a teacher and a salesman turned talk show host. Her parents divorced when she was three years old. She, her mother, and her brother went to live at her maternal grandmother's farm in Union City, MI, the setting of many of her stories. After her grandmother's death, the family moved to Coral Gables, Florida, and then three years later to Oakland, California. ...more...

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Masha Gessen

Maria Alexandrovna "Masha" Gessen (Russian: Мари́я Алекса́ндровна Ге́ссен, IPA: ; born 13 January 1967) is a Russian-American journalist, author, translator[2][3] and activist who has been an outspoken critic of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin and the President of the U.S.A., Donald Trump.[4] Gessen has written extensively on LGBT rights. Described as "Russia's leading LGBT rights activist,"[5] she has said that for many years she was "probably the only publicly out gay person in the whole country."[6] Gessen writes primarily in English but also in her native Russian. In addition to being the author of several non-fiction books, she has been a prolific contributor to such publications as The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, New Statesman, Granta, Slate, Vanity Fair, Harper's Magazine, The New Yorker, and U.S. News & World Report. Since 2017, she has been a staff writer for The New Yorker. Gessen worked as a translator o ...more...

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International Freedom Foundation

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International Freedom Foundation

The International Freedom Foundation (IFF), was a self-described anti-communist group established in Washington, D.C. founded in 1986 by former lobbyist Jack Abramoff.[1][2] Its purported aim was to promote individual and collective freedoms worldwide: freedom of thought; free speech; free association; free enterprise; and, the free market principle. It came into being after Democratic International in Jamba, Angola. The IFF campaigned against regimes and movements it described as Soviet allies. To achieve its aim the IFF, with offices in London and Johannesburg, sponsored symposia with high-profile speakers such as Henry Kissinger. Among its eight periodicals, the IFF published a monthly newsletter—the Freedom Bulletin—with three editions: International; UK/Europe; and, Republic of South Africa. The IFF ceased its activities in 1993. Funding According to a Newsday article entitled Front for Apartheid: Washington-based think-tank said to be part of ruse to prolong power of July 16, 1995, the IFF was alleged ...more...

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Jan Crouch

Janice Wendell Crouch (née Bethany; March 14, 1939 – May 31, 2016) was an American religious broadcaster. Crouch and her husband, Paul, founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) in 1973. Early life and ministry Crouch was the daughter of Reverend and Mrs. Edgar W. Bethany, and grew up in Columbus, Georgia. Her father served as an Assemblies of God pastor, and was the founding president of Southeastern University (Florida). While attending Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri, Crouch met Paul F. Crouch. They married in 1957, and have two sons, Paul Jr. and Matthew, both of whom are high-ranking officials and program hosts on TBN. Jan Crouch also loved children and was well known in the early days of TBN for a child's puppet (a little pink girl in a dress) she called Babushka. The color of this puppet and her love for children is often attributed to the fact that she went from wearing her larger than life platinum blonde wigs to pink ones.[1] TBN Founding In 1973, Paul and Jan Crouch co-founded Tri ...more...

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Badge Man

The Moorman photograph (detail) showing the fatal shot; "Badge Man" is reputedly located behind the stockade fence at photo center Badge Man is a name that has been given to an unknown figure reputedly visible within the famous Mary Moorman photograph of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Some researchers have theorized that this figure is a sniper firing a weapon at the President from the grassy knoll in Dealey Plaza. Even though an alleged muzzle flash obscures much of the detail, the "Badge Man" has been described as a person wearing some kind of police uniform – the moniker itself derives from a bright spot on the chest, which is said to resemble a gleaming badge. Speculation about the "Badge Man" figure helped create conspiracy theories about a plot by members of the Dallas Police Department to kill Kennedy. In response, abundant skeptics proposed numerous alternative interpretations of the image. The Moorman photograph During the Presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza, Dallas ...more...

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Catherine Breshkovsky

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Catherine Breshkovsky

Catherine Breshkovsky (real name Yekaterina Konstantinovna Breshko-Breshkovskaya (born Verigo), Russian: Екатерина Константиновна Брешко-Брешковская; born January 25 (13 January old style) 1844, Ivanovo village, Nevelsky district, Vitebsk province – 12 September 1934 Hvaly-Pochernice, near Prague, Czechoslovakia. A major figure in the Russian socialist movement, a Narodnik and later one of the founders of the Socialist Revolutionary Party. She spent over four decades in prison and Siberian exile for peaceful opposition to Tsarism, acquiring, in her latter years, international stature as a political prisoner. Also popularly known as Babushka, the grandmother of the Russian Revolution.[1] Biography She left her home at the age of 26 to join followers of anarchist Mikhail Bakunin in Kiev. As a Narodnik extremist, she was imprisoned 1874 at Katorga and exiled to Siberia in 1878, where she received a harsher sentence because of her arrogant refusal to submit to the authority of the Tsarist court.[2] during which ...more...

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Babushkin

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Babushkin

Babushkin (masculine) or Babushkina (feminine) may refer to: Babushkin (surname) (Babushkina), Russian surname Babushkin (town), a town in the Republic of Buryatia, Russia Babushkin, a former town in Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union; currently a part of Moscow known as Babushkinsky District, Moscow Babushkin Bay, a bay in the Sea of Okhotsk See also Babushka (disambiguation) Babushkinsky (disambiguation) ...more...



List of Taggart episodes

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List of Taggart episodes

Taggart is a Scottish detective television programme, created by Glenn Chandler, who has written many of the episodes, and made by STV Productions for the ITV network. The series revolves around a group of detectives initially in the Maryhill CID of Strathclyde Police, though various storylines have happened in other parts of the Greater Glasgow area, and as of the most recent series the team have operated out of the fictional John Street police station across the street from the City Chambers. It is one of the UK's longest-running dramas[1] and is the longest-running police drama after the cancellation of The Bill. Pilot (1983) Episode Title Written by Directed by Running time Original airdate Viewers(millions) 1 "Killer" Glenn Chandler Laurence Moody 125 min. 6 September – 20 September 1983 TBA A series of young blonde women are found strangled and left near water. Maryhill CID launch an investigation to find the person responsible for the murders. DCI Jim Taggart is asked to head up the inve ...more...

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Nadsat

Nadsat is a fictional register or argot used by the teenagers in Anthony Burgess's novel A Clockwork Orange. In addition to being a novelist, Burgess was a linguist[1] and he used this background to depict his characters as speaking a form of Russian-influenced English. The name itself comes from the Russian suffix equivalent of "-teen" as in "thirteen" (-надцать, -nad·tsat'). Nadsat was also used in Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of the book. "Quaint," said Dr. Brodsky, like smiling, "the dialect of the tribe. Do you know anything of its provenance, Branom?" "Odd bits of old rhyming slang," said Dr. Branom ... "A bit of gipsy talk, too. But most of the roots are Slav. Propaganda. Subliminal penetration." Drs. Brodsky and Branom, A Clockwork Orange, page 114. Description Nadsat is a mode of speech used by the nadsat, members of the teen subculture in the novel A Clockwork Orange. The antihero and narrator of the book, Alex, uses it in first-person style to relate the story to the reader. He also u ...more...

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Babooshka (song)

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Babooshka (song)

"Babooshka" is a song by English singer Kate Bush, taken from her album Never for Ever. Released as a single in June 1980, it spent 10 weeks in the UK chart, peaking at number five.[2] It was an even bigger hit in Australia, where it peaked at number two and was the 20th best-selling single of the year.[3] Background According to an interview Kate Bush gave to the Australian TV series Countdown in 1980, the song chronicles a wife's desire to test her husband's loyalty. To do so, she takes on the nom de plume of Babooshka and sends notes to her husband in the guise of a younger woman—something which she fears is the opposite of how her husband currently sees her.[4] (Hence the barbed lines Just like his wife before she "freezed" on him/Just like his wife when she was beautiful.)[5] The trap is set when, in her bitterness and paranoia, Babooshka arranges to meet her husband, who is attracted to the character who reminds him of his wife in earlier times. She thereby ruins the relationship due to her paranoia. ...more...

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Abigail Disney

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Abigail Disney

Abigail E. Disney (born 1960) is an American documentary filmmaker, scholar, philanthropist, and activist known for her documentary films focused on social themes. She is the Executive Producer and Director of the film The Armor of Light, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.[1][2] Biography Early life Abigail Disney was raised in North Hollywood, California, and was educated at Yale (BA), Stanford (MA, English Lit), and Columbia (PhD, English Lit).[3] She is the daughter of Patricia Ann (née Dailey) and Roy E. Disney and granddaughter of Roy O. Disney, co-founder of The Walt Disney Company with her great uncle Walt Disney.[4] Career Filmmaking She turned to the family business of filmmaking with a documentary film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, directed by Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-winning filmmaker Gini Reticker.[5][6][7] Pray the Devil Back to Hell brought to light the work of Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee by telling the story about the critical role women played in bringing pea ...more...

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Gorky Park (film)

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Gorky Park (film)

Gorky Park is a 1983 mystery drama film based on the novel Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith. It was directed by Michael Apted. Dennis Potter won a 1984 Edgar Award for his screenplay for the film. The main stars of the film are William Hurt as Arkady Renko, Lee Marvin as Jack Osborne, Joanna Pacula as Irina Asanova, Rikki Fulton as Major Pribluda, Brian Dennehy as William Kirwill, Ian McDiarmid as Professor Andreev, Michael Elphick as Pasha and Ian Bannen as Prosecutor Iamskoy. James Horner wrote the score. Ralf D. Bode was cinematographer. Pacuła was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture and Elphick for a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. The film also featured Alexei Sayle as a black marketeer. Synopsis Three young people are seen skating in Gorky Park. Soviet militsiya officer Arkady Renko (William Hurt) investigates when their bodies are found near the rink. All have been shot in the chest and mouth and their faces and finger tips removed. Renko becomes an ...more...

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2nd Open Russian Festival of Animated Film

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2nd Open Russian Festival of Animated Film

The 2nd Open Russian Festival of Animated Film was held in 1997 at a boarding house called "Birch Grove" near the town of Tarusa, Russia. Animated works from the past three years from the Russian Federation were accepted. The prizes were handed out according to profession, and any member or guest of the festival was able to vote for their favourite film. Jury English Russian Profession(s) Fyodor Khitruk Фёдор Хитрук director, animator Nikolai Izvolov Николай Изволов cinematologist, film historian Eduard Nazarov Эдуард Назаров director, artist, animator Yuriy Norshteyn Юрий Норштейн director, artist, animator, teacher Aleksandr Florenskiy Александр Флоренский artist Prizes of the Jury Award Recipient(s) Film(s) Links Best Direction (shared) Mikhail AldashinМихаил Алдашин ChristmasРождество (Rozhdestvo) [1] Best Direction (shared) Yuriy CherenkovЮрий Черенков The Great MigrationБольшая миграция (Bolshaya migratsiya) [2] Best Scenario Nadezhda Kuzhush ...more...

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Red Snow (The Twilight Zone)

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Red Snow (The Twilight Zone)

"Red Snow" is the second segment of the twenty-first episode of the first season (1985–86) of the television series The Twilight Zone. Plot Russian KGB Colonel Ilyanov is sent by train to a Siberian town to investigate the deaths of local Soviet Communist Party officials. Ilyanov notes that the victims were drained of their blood and he meets a young woman named Valentina. Records on her improbably state that she had been exiled by Joseph Stalin 50 years prior to their meeting. Party official Polvin insists that Valentina is actually a descendant of the exiled woman. Ilyanov and mayor Titov search an abandoned church together and hear a wolf wailing in the distance. Ilyanov follows the sound and finds Valentina feasting on the wolf's blood. He is knocked unconscious and upon awakening he insists upon returning to the abandoned church. Inside, he finds a multitude of empty coffins and Valentina and Polvin appear. They explain that they are vampires. Titov explains that the townspeople have agreed to give sa ...more...

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Maryus Vaysberg

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Maryus Vaysberg

Maryus Erikovich Vaysberg (Russian: Марюс Эрикович Вайсберг, born April 1, 1971[1][2]) - is a Russian film director, producer, and screenwriter. Year Film Director Writer Producer Notes 2002 May Yes 2006 The Elder Son Yes Yes 2008 Hitler goes Kaput! Yes Yes 2009 Love in the Big City Yes Yes 2010 Love in the Big City 2 Yes Yes Yes 2012 8 First Dates Yes 2012 Rzhevsky versus Napoleon Yes 2014 Love in the Big City 3[3] Yes Yes 2015 8 New Dates Yes Yes 2016 The 8 Best Dates[4] Yes 2017 Babushka lyogkogo povedeniya[5][6] Yes Yes Yes 2018 Night Shift Yes Yes Yes References "Марюс Вайсберг (Marius Waisberg) - биография - российские режиссёры - Кино-Театр.РУ". kino-teatr.ru. Retrieved 2018-03-22. "Марюс Вайсберг (Marius Balchunas) - фильмография, все фильмы, фото, публикации". film.ru. Retrieved 2018-03-22. "Forbes назвал самых успешных российских режиссеров - Газета Слово - Новости Португалии, Испании и Италии". gazetaslovo.com. Retrieved 2018-03 ...more...

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Slavs!

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Slavs!

Slavs!: Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness is a 1994 play by Tony Kushner, set in the USSR as it crumbles and during its later rebirth as a collection of independent states. The play has four acts, beginning in 1985 and ending in 1992. The play premiered at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky on 8 March 1994. It later moved to the New York Theatre Workshop on 12 December 1994, in a production featuring Academy Award-winner, Marisa Tomei and Mischa Barton.[1] Plot The action begins in Moscow in March 1985 as Mikhail Gorbachev succeeds Konstantin Chernenko as general secretary of the Communist Party. Katherina is a feisty lesbian security guard at a Soviet archive facility that holds the brains of the USSR's late leaders. After getting her the job at the facility, Popolitipov (Jones), an apparatchik, attempts to woo her. Unfortunately for Popolitipov, she has already fallen for the oncologist Bonfila (Schulz), a descendant of one of the fathers of the revolu ...more...

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List of television programmes broadcast by ITV

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List of television programmes broadcast by ITV

This is a list of television programmes that are either currently being broadcast or have previously been broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom. 0–9 1000 Heartbeats (2015) The 10 Percenters (1994–1996) 2DTV (2001–2004) The 21st Question (2014) 24 Hour Quiz (2004) 24 Hours with... (2007) 3@Three (2010) 3-2-1 (1978–1988) 3-2-1 Penguins! (2000–2008) 5 Gold Rings (2017–present) 500 Questions (2016) 60 Minute Makeover (2004–present) The $64,000 Question (1956–1958, 1990–1993) 71 Degrees North (2010–2011) A All Star Mr & Mrs (2008–2016) All Star Family Fortunes (2006-2015) Alphabetical (2016–present) Above Suspicion (2009–2012) The Adventurer (1972–1973) The Adventures of Ellery Queen (1955–1956) The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1956) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1994) The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956–1957) The Adventures of Twizzle (1957–1959) The Adventures of William Tell (1958–1959) Agatha Christie's Marple (2004–2013) Agath ...more...

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JFK (film)

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JFK (film)

JFK is a 1991 American conspiracy-thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of John F. Kennedy and alleged cover-up through the eyes of former New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner). Garrison filed charges against New Orleans businessman Clay Shaw (Tommy Lee Jones) for his alleged participation in a conspiracy to assassinate the President, for which Lee Harvey Oswald (Gary Oldman) was found responsible by the Warren Commission. The film was adapted by Stone and Zachary Sklar from the books On the Trail of the Assassins by Jim Garrison and Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs. Stone described this account as a "counter-myth" to the Warren Commission's "fictional myth." The film became embroiled in controversy. Upon its theatrical release, many major American newspapers ran editorials accusing Stone of taking liberties with historical facts, including the film's implication that President Lyndon B. Johnson was part of a coup ...more...

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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (also known as An American Tail II: Fievel Goes West or An American Tail II) is a 1991 American animated comedy western film produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio and released by Universal Pictures. It is the sequel to An American Tail, and the last installment in the series to be released theatrically. Two direct-to-video sequels were released in the late 1990s. A continuation, Fievel's American Tails, aired on CBS in 1992. It became the second animated sequel after Walt Disney Animation Studios' The Rescuers Down Under. Don Bluth, the original film's director, had no involvement with this one. Instead, it was directed by Phil Nibbelink and Simon Wells. The film follows the story of the Mousekewitzes, a family of Jewish-Ukrainian mice who emigrate to the Wild West. In it, Fievel is separated from his family (again) as the train approaches the American Old West; the film chronicles him and Sheriff Wylie Burp (voiced by James Stewart in his final film) ...more...

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The Devil's Arithmetic

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The Devil's Arithmetic

The Devil's Arithmetic is a historical fiction novel written by American author Jane Yolen and published in 1988. The book is about Hannah Stern, a Jewish girl who lives in New Rochelle, New York and is sent back in time to experience the Holocaust. During a Passover Seder, Hannah is transported back in time to 1942 Poland, during World War II, where she is sent to a work camp and learns the importance of knowing about the past. The Devil's Arithmetic was nominated for the Nebula award for best novella in 1988[1] and won the National Jewish Book Award (in the category for children's literature) in 1989.[2] The script for a 1999 Showtime television film with the same title, starring Kirsten Dunst and Brittany Murphy, was also nominated for a Nebula Award.[3] Plot Hannah Stern is a 12-year-old Jewish girl living in the present day (time of publication: 1980s). She is bored by her relatives' stories about the past, is not looking forward to the Passover Seder, and is tired of her religion. When Hannah symboli ...more...

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Christian headcovering

Female dieners in the Moravian Church serving bread to fellow members of their congregation during the celebration of a lovefeast are seen wearing headcoverings. Women who belong to the Hutterite Church, an Anabapist Christian denomination, wear their headcovering daily and only remove it when sleeping. Orthodox Christian woman in the Ukraine. Female believers are required to cover their head entering churches and monasteries. Christian head covering and hair covering is the veiling of the head by women in a variety of Christian traditions. Some Christian women, based on historic Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed and Methodist teaching, wear the head covering in public worship (though some women belonging to these traditions may also choose to wear the head covering outside of church),[1] while others, especially Anabaptist Christians, believe women should wear head coverings all the time.[2] The practice of Christian headcovering was inspired by a traditional interpretation of 1 Corinthians 11:2–16 in the ...more...

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The Chase (UK game show)

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The Chase (UK game show)

The Chase is a British television quiz show broadcast on ITV and hosted by Bradley Walsh. Contestants play against a professional quizzer, known as the "chaser", who attempts to prevent them from winning a cash prize. The chasers are Mark Labbett, Shaun Wallace, Anne Hegerty, Paul Sinha and Jenny Ryan. Labbett and Wallace have both been chasers since series 1, while Hegerty joined in series 2, Sinha in series 4 and Ryan in series 9. A team of four contestants individually attempt to amass as much money as possible, which is later added to a prize fund if the contestant survives their individual chase. The chaser must attempt to catch each contestant during their individual chase, eliminating that person from the game and preventing the money from being added to the collective prize fund. Later, in the final round, contestants who survived their individual chases play collectively as a team against the chaser for an equal share of the prize fund.[5] With a regular audience of three to five million, The Chase ...more...

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List of James Bond villains

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List of James Bond villains

This is a list of primary antagonists in the James Bond novels and film series. Main villains Novel villains by author Ian Fleming Novel Villain Objective Outcome Fate Casino Royale Le Chiffre Pay off his embarrassing debts to his SMERSH masters by winning the money at Casino Royale's baccarat table. Bond beats Le Chiffre at baccarat. Shot between the eyes by a SMERSH hitman. Live and Let Die Mr. Big (Buonaparte Ignace Gallia) Smuggle and sell ancient gold coins to finance SMERSH operations. Bond kills Mr Big. Eaten by sharks and barracuda after he falls into the water when Bond blows up his boat. Moonraker Sir Hugo Drax (Graf Hugo von der Drache) Destroy London with a nuclear missile, the eponymous Moonraker. Bond alters the rocket's target coordinates. Rocket crashes into the water directly in the path of Drax's submarine, the blast killing Drax and all of his men. Diamonds Are Forever Jack Spang Smuggle a large cache of diamonds worth millions of dollars from Africa ...more...

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Three tramps

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Three tramps

The three tramps are three men photographed by several Dallas-area newspapers under police escort near the Texas School Book Depository shortly after the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Since the mid-1960s, various allegations have been made about the identities of the men and their involvement in a conspiracy to kill Kennedy. Records released by the Dallas Police Department in 1989 identified the men as Gus Abrams, Harold Doyle, and John Gedney. Early allegations: E. Howard Hunt and Frank Sturgis The Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Times Herald, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram photographed three transients under police escort near the Texas School Book Depository shortly after the assassination.[1] The men later became known as the "three tramps".[2] According to Vincent Bugliosi, allegations that these men were involved in a conspiracy originated from theorist Richard E. Sprague who compiled the photographs in 1966 and 1967, and subsequently turned them over ...more...

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Jacob's ladder (toy)

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Jacob's ladder (toy)

A Jacob's Ladder unfoldedWatch toy in action (Ogg Theora format, 1.7 MB) (clip info) A Jacob's ladder (also magic tablets, Chinese blocks, and klick-klack toy[1]) is a folk toy consisting of blocks of wood held together by strings or ribbons. It is "a toy that does some very weird things."[2] When the ladder is held at one end, blocks appear to cascade down the strings. This effect is a visual illusion which is the result of one block after another flipping over. It may be considered a kinetic illusion, where the blocks appear to change position when they do not.[1] Its name Jacob's Ladder comes from the biblical ladder to heaven, mentioned in Genesis 28:12.[1] Of unknown origin, the earliest known review of the Jacob's Ladder is an 1889 Scientific American article which tells how it is built and works:[1] The simple toy ... is very illusive in action. When the upper block is grasped by the edges ... and turned so as to lift the second block in the series to the same height, the upper end of the second bl ...more...

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