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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
  • Catherine Breshkovsky nicknamed Babushka, a Russian revolutionary
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Babushka

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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 Look up babooshka , baboushka , babushka , or бабушка in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Babushka or baboushka or ...more...



Babushka Lady

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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 ' 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. She was observed standing on the grass between Elm and Main streets and is visible in the Zapruder film as well as in the film of Orville Nix , Marie Muchmore , and Mark Bell (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 knoll . ...more...



Babushka Adoption Foundation

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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...



Babushka (game show)

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Babushka is a British game show , based on the matryoshka doll , which most recently aired on ITV daily at 5 pm as a temporary spring replacement for The Chase during May 2017. It has been presented by Rylan Clark-Neal . Format There are 10 dolls: Angelina, Anastasia, Katya, Natalya, Nushka, Olya, Sonya, 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 ...more...



Matryoshka doll

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Matryoshka set in a row Nesting of opened matryoshkas A matryoshka doll ( Russian : матрёшка , IPA:   (   listen ) , matrëška), also known as a Russian nesting doll , Stacking dolls, or Russian doll , 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". 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 w ...more...



Suyunchi

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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 . 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 their ...more...



Little Fyodor

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Little Fyodor is the performance name of Dave Lichtenberg, an underground punk/garage musician from Denver , Colorado , who has been on the scene for two decades. 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". He moved to Colorado in 1981. 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, 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. The Apples in Stereo p ...more...



Old lady

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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) 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...



Pdf-parser

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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. The tool can also be used to extract data from damaged or corrupt PDF documents. References PDF Babushka by Bojan Zdrnja, Internet Storm Center , January 14, 2010 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. The tool can also be used to extract data from damaged or corrupt PDF documents. References PDF Babushka by Bojan Zdrnja, Internet Storm Center , January 14, 2010 ...more...



Patricia Polacco

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Patricia Barber Polacco (born July 11, 1944, Lansing, Michigan ) is an American author and illustrator. She struggled in school because she was unable to read until age 14 due to dyslexia ; she 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. She had one daughter named Traci. Early years She is of Russian and Ukrainian - Jewish descent on her mother's side and of Irish on her father's side. 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 ...more...



Rylan Clark-Neal

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Ross Richard "Rylan" Clark-Neal (né Clark ; born 25 October 1988), known professionally as Rylan , is an English presenter , television personality, singer and model, best known for finishing in fifth place on the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012, and for winning 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 on 25 October 1988 in Stepney , East London , and grew up in Stanford-le-Hope , Essex , to mother Linda Clark. 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." Clark-Neal has been a part-time model since he was 16 and a half. It was during his early modelling career that he adopted the stage name "Rylan" as it was more unusual. He was in several Take That and Westlife trib ...more...



Luke Edwards

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Lucas Daniel "Luke" Edwards (born March 24, 1980) is an American actor. He began taking acting lessons for fun on his mother's suggestion and landed his first television role in 1988 on an ABC Afterschool Special episode. Filmography ABC Afterschool Specials (TV series) (1988) 21 Jump Street (TV series) (1989) I Know My First Name Is Steven (TV movie) (1989) Roseanne (TV series) (1989) The Wizard (1989) Molloy (TV series) (1990) Capital News (TV series) (1990) Parker Lewis (TV series) (1990) Not of This World (TV movie) (1991) Guilty by Suspicion (1991) Newsies (1992) Davis Rules (TV series) (1991-1992) Human Target (TV series) (1992) Mother's Boys (1994) The Yarn Princess (TV movie) (1994) Little Big League (1994) The Little Riders (TV movie) (1996) Strange World (TV series) (1999) Undressed (TV series) (1999) Cheaters (TV movie) (2000) American Pie 2 (2001) Shadow Realm (TV movie) (2002) Night Visions (TV series) (2002) Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) Debating Robert Lee (2004) Graphic (short) (2005) Without a Tr ...more...



List of British game shows

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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 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 Total Wipeout Treasure Hunt Dating Blind Date ElimiDate Love on a Saturday Night Man O Man Meet The Parents Senseless Singled Out Streetmate Take Me Out The Love Machine Panel games In these, celebrities compete, usually in two teams. 8 Out of 10 Cats Absolute Cobblers Act Your Age (radio ...more...



International Freedom Foundation

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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 . 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...



Slavs!

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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 . 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 revolutio ...more...



Me, Grandma, Iliko and Ilarion (film)

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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 . 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 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 ...more...



Babushkin

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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) 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...



Holly Morris (author)

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Holly Morris (born 1965 or 1966 ) is an American author, documentary director/producer and television presenter. 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 who became a long-time sportscaster for WBBM-TV in Chicago and a football color commentator with CBS Sports . Jeannie Morris is the author of the best-selling book Brian Piccolo : A Short Season, 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 (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 diverse topics includ ...more...



Babuška–Lax–Milgram theorem

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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 W . 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 However, in the weak formulation , this equation is only required to hold when "tested" agains ...more...



Baba Yaga

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Baba Yaga as depicted by Ivan Bilibin (1900). In Slavic folklore , Baba Yaga ( Russian : Баба-яга, Bulgarian : Баба Яга, Polish : Baba Jaga) is a supernatural being (or one of a trio of sisters of the same name) who appears as a deformed and/or ferocious-looking witch. 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 (or sometimes a single chicken leg). Baba Yaga may help or hinder those that encounter or seek her out. She sometimes plays a maternal role, and also has associations with forest wildlife. According to Vladimir Propp 's folktale morphology, Baba Yaga commonly appears as either a donor or villain , or may be altogether ambiguous. Andreas Johns identifies Baba Yaga as "one of the most memorable and distinctive figures in Slavic European folklore", and observes that she is "enigmatic" and often exhibits "striking ambiguity". Johns summarizes Baba Yaga as "a many-faceted figure, capable of inspiring researche ...more...



Leonid Bykov

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Leonid Fedorovich Bykov ( Russian : Леонид Фёдорович Быков , 11 December 1928 in Znamenka village, Artemivsk Okruha of Ukraine , USSR - 11 April 1979 in Kiev Oblast of Ukraine , USSR ) was a Ukrainian Soviet actor, film director, and script writer. Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1965). People's Artist of the Ukrainian SSR (1974) Bykov contributed to several Soviet World War II films (that all reached iconic status) and significantly delivered to the cliche image of a Soviet Ukrainian . Bykov was killed in a car accident in 1979 on the highway from Minsk to Kiev . In 1994, the International Astronomical Union named a minor planet after him, (4682) Bykov. Selected filmography Actor Aty-baty, shli soldaty... (One-Two, Soldiers Were Going...) (1976) V boy idut odni stariki (Only Old Men Are Going to Battle) (1973) Razvedchiki (The Scouts or Soldiers of Ruzvedka ) (1968) Zaychik (Little Hare) (1964) Ostorozhno, babushka! (Be Careful, Grandma!) (1960) Майские звёзды (Stars in May) (1959) Dobrovoltsy (The Volunteers) ...more...



Gorky Park (film)

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Gorky Park is a 1983 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 Pacuła 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 ice skating in Gorky Park . Three days later, Soviet militsiya officer Arkady Renko ( William Hurt ) investigates the discovery of their bodies a short distance from the skating rink. All have been shot in the chest and mouth; their faces and fi ...more...



Green Weenie

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The Green Weenie was a sports gimmick co-created by Bob Prince (1916–1985), the legendary broadcaster for the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball team, and Pirate trainer Danny Whelan. It was most popular during the 1966 baseball season in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , USA . The "Green Weenie" was manufactured by Tri-State Plastics, a Pittsburgh plastic thermoforming company between 1967-1974 and during the 1989 season. The Green Weenie was a green plastic rattle in the shape of a hot dog , which when waved at opposing players, purportedly put a jinx on them. Conversely, when waved at Pirate players it allegedly bestowed good luck. The superstition began during a 1966 game against the Houston Astros , when Danny Whelan shouted from the dugout at Astros' pitcher Dave Giusti , "You're gonna walk him!" while waving a green rubber hot dog in the direction of the pitcher's mound . Giusti did walk the batter, and the Astros lost the game. During the next game's broadcast, Prince quizzed Whelan about the frankfur ...more...



Companions of Saint Nicholas

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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 (spelle ...more...



Headscarf

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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. Apart from the keffiyeh of the Middle East , headscarves worn by men are much less common and usually for practical purposes. 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. Headscarves are now mainly worn for practical, cultural or religious reasons. Until the latter 20th century, headscarves were commonly worn by women in ...more...



Umbrella man (JFK assassination)

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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. 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 man ...more...



Swathi Reddy

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Swathi Reddy is a south 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, 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. Early life Swathi was born in Vladivostok , Soviet Union (now Russia ). She was named as Svetlana but later the name was changed to Swathi. .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 childhood. While studying in 11th class, she moved to Hyde ...more...



Badge Man

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Enlargement of the "Badge Man" area Colorized version depicting the alleged figure Badge Man is the name 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 area of the grassy knoll in Dealey Plaza . An alleged muzzle flash obscures much of the detail, but "Badge Man" has nonetheless been described as a person wearing some kind of police uniform – the moniker itself derives from a bright spot on the chest, said to resemble a gleaming badge . Speculation about the "Badge Man" figure helped fuel 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 resident Mary Moorman took a series of photographs with her ...more...



Nina Polan

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Nina Polan (born Janina Katelbach ; November 30, 1927 – February 16, 2014) was a Polish actress and theatre director active in the United States. Since 1984 Nina Polan was executive and artistic director of the Polish Theatre Institute in America. She was a daughter of Polish politician Tadeusz Katelbach (1897–1977). Filmography 1982: Sophie's Choice as Woman in English Class 1999: Fever as Polish Women Witness 2003: Love & Stuff as Mrs. Galway 2005: Solidarity as Meat Shop Babushka 2010: Occupant as Lily Wainwright 2014: Wolfenstein: The New Order as Olenka Targonski 2014: A Walk Among the Tombstones as Old Woman Awards and decorations Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland Silver Medal of the "Wspolnota Polska" Association Golden Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis References "Nina Polan" at Polish Theatre Institute website "W USA zmarła polska aktorka i reżyser teatralna Nina Polan" External links Nina Polan on IMDb Nina Polan (born Janina Katelbach ; November 30, 1927 – ...more...



Dervla Murphy

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Dervla Murphy (born 28 November 1931 in Lismore , County Waterford , Ireland ) 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 and unaided, without luxuries and depending on the hospitality of local people. She has been in dangerous situations; for example, she was attacked by wol ...more...



Sandra Horn

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Sandra Ann Horn is a British writer living in Southampton . She is also a poet, storyteller and playwright. Children's books Horn's first book for children was Tattybogle, about a happy scarecrow , published in 1995. This book was turned into a musical by Ruth Kenward. A sequel to the book was published in 2000, called The Tattybogle Tree. Other books for children include Babushka, Nobody, Him and Me, Dandelion Wish and The Mud Maid. Self-help books A lecturer in psychology , Horne co-wrote Loss and Bereavement (with Sheila Payne and Marilyn Relf) and Pain: Theory, Research and Intervention (with Marcus Munafo ). Future projects Horn is currently developing a Sitcom called The Sweete Sisters. A pilot episode recently received a rehearsed reading directed by Hugh Allison. References "Tattybogle.com" . Retrieved 15 June 2010 . "Contactanauthor.com" . Retrieved 15 June 2010 . "NCLL" . Retrieved 15 June 2010 . "Tattybogle.com" . Retrieved 15 June 2010 . "Starshine" . Retrieved 15 June 2010 . "East Riding Libr ...more...



Sewing a Friendship

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Sewing a Friendship is a children's graphic novel written by Natalie Tinti. It tells the story of five young girls who must learn to work together and become friends in order to participate in a fashion show. Story As the story begins a group of four girls: Nina Key, Jonesy Jipsy, Meeka Venya, and Skoron Blossom, start their summer vacation, planning a special all-pink sleepover. They decide to participate in a famous fashion show. But there is a hitch, they need 5 members on their team to participate, and the model can be no younger than 9. At the advice of Skoron's mysterious grandmother Babushka, the four girls befriend a loner named Kiki Shaver. Being 9 years old, Kiki would make a perfect team member. The only problem, she isn't interested. With a little bit of help from Babushka, and Skoron's dog Dogon, the girls are able to convince Kiki to join the team, and in the process the 5 girls become good friends. Reception As the debut book for the then 9 year old Natalie Tinti, Sewing a Friendship attracted ...more...



Alive in an Ultra World

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Alive in an Ultra World is a live album by Steve Vai , recorded during The Ultra Zone world tour in 2000, and released in 2001. The songs compiled on this album were written specifically for the countries that Vai and his band were visiting. Aside from "Devil's Food", which is found on Vai's previous album Fire Garden , these songs were penned during long soundchecks and could not previously be found on any other album. Due to logistical complications, some songs could not be recorded in the nation they were written for. Track listing All songs written by Steve Vai . Disc 1 "Giant Balls of Gold" – 4:45 Song for Poland "Burning Rain" – 4:50 Song for Japan "The Black Forest" – 6:38 Song for Germany "Alive in an Ultra World" – 3:53 Song for Slovenia "Devil's Food" – 10:09 Song for Holland "Blood and Glory" – 4:53 Song for the United Kingdom "Whispering a Prayer" – 8:45 Song for Ireland "Iberian Jewel" – 4:38 Song for Spain Disc 2 "The Power of Bombos" – 5:04 Song for Greece "Incantation" – 8:53 Song for Bulgaria ...more...



The Last Waltz (1936 British film)

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The Last Waltz is a 1936 British musical film directed by Leo Mittler , and starring Jarmila Novotna , Harry Welchman , and Gerald Barry . Barry also provided some assistance with the direction. It was made at the Billancourt Studios in Paris as the English-language version of the French film La dernière valse . It was part of a trend of operetta films during the middle of the decade, and was based on the 1920 operetta The Last Waltz by Oscar Strauss . The film's sets were designed by the art directors Robert Gys and Emil Hasler . Cast Jarmila Novotna as Countess Vera Lizavetta Harry Welchman as Count Dmitri Gerald Barry as Prince Paul Josephine Huntley Wright as Babushka Toni Edgar-Bruce as Countess Betty Huntley-Wright Bruce Winston Jack Hellier Paul Sheridan Bella Milo Pamela Randall MacArthur Gordon E. Fitzclarence Elizabeth Arkell Madge Snell See also The Last Waltz (1927) The Last Waltz (1934) The Last Waltz (France, 1936) The Last Waltz (1953) References Bibliography Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s B ...more...



Catherine Breshkovsky

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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 known as Babushka, the grandmother of the Russian Revolution . Revolutionary life She left her home at the age of 26 to join followers of anarchist Mikhail Bakunin in Kiev . As a Narodnik revolutionary, 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 c ...more...



Anton the Terrible

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Anton the Terrible is a 1916 American drama silent film directed by William C. deMille and written by Marion Fairfax , Jules Eckert Goodman and Charles Sarver. The film stars Theodore Roberts , Anita King , Horace B. Carpenter , Harrison Ford , Edythe Chapman and Hugo B. Koch. The film was released on September 28, 1916, by Paramount Pictures . A fragmentary print (footage unknown) is preserved at the British Film Institute/National Film and Television Archive ( London ). Plot Cast Theodore Roberts as Anton Kazoff Anita King as Vera Stanovitch Horace B. Carpenter as General Stanovitch Harrison Ford as David Burkin Edythe Chapman as Babushka Hugo B. Koch as Grand Duke Ivanovitch Delia Trombly as Olga Kazoff References "Anton-the-Terrible - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com" . Retrieved 29 December 2014 . "Anton the Terrible" . AFI . Retrieved 29 December 2014 . "Anton The Terrible / William C De Mille | Bibliographic Record Description: Performing Arts Encyclopedia, Library of Congress American Silent F ...more...



Nadsat

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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 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 use ...more...



The Devil's Arithmetic

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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 death 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 and won the National Jewish Book Award (in the category for children's literature ) in 1989. 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. Plot The book is a little different from the film. Hannah Stern is a 13-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 ...more...



Purvciems

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Typical soviet and post-Soviet apartment blocks in Purvciems Purvciems is a neighbourhood of Riga , Latvia . Its name literally translates as "marsh village". It is located on the east bank of the River Daugava , to the east of the City Centre and is defined roughly as the area between A. Deglava Iela and Ieriķu Iela. The area is characterised by apartment blocks from the late Soviet and early independence years (1980s–1990s), though there is also some detached housing. The district is mainly — though not exclusively — Russian -speaking. Domina Shopping Centre is the largest shopping centre in the Baltic states, located in the North-West side of Purvciems. History Starting the end of 17th century and start of 18th century, the largely unsurveyed territory was called Hausmaņa purvs. Until the 19th century, only yeomen lived there. In 1828, the first part of the region was included in Riga's borders, and the area saw rise in single-family house construction. The second part of the region was included in Riga's ...more...



Jimmy McKenna

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James Stephen McKenna (born 31 August 1953 in Glasgow ) is a Scottish actor. He has appeared in the Channel 4 soap opera , Hollyoaks , in which he has played the character of Jack Osborne since 1996, and Don Brady in A Touch of Frost . from 1996 until 2010. Personal life McKenna lives in Sheffield , England with his wife and four children. McKenna has 7 O Levels . McKenna is a fan of Frank Sinatra as well as Sammy Cahn and Dean Martin . Career McKenna first job was as a professional footballer. His football career with Sheffield Wednesday F.C. ended after a back injury. McKenna currently plays Jack Osborne in Channel 4 soap opera , Hollyoaks , since 1996 and is the second longest-serving character in the serial. Filmography Title Year Role Notes Hollyoaks: Movin' On 2001 Jack Osborne Spin Off series Taggart 1997 Joss Metcalfe Episode: Babushka Hollyoaks 1996- Jack Osborne Regular Role When Saturday Comes 1996 George McCabe A Touch of Frost 1995-2010 Sgt. Don Brady Recurring Character Pie in the Sky 1995 M ...more...



Jacob's ladder (toy)

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A Jacob's Ladder unfolded Watch toy in action ( Ogg Theora format, 1.7 MB) ( clip info ) A Jacob's ladder (also magic tablets , Chinese blocks , and klick-klack toy ) 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." 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. Its name Jacob's Ladder comes from the biblical ladder to heaven , mentioned in Genesis 28:12. 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: 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 block fal ...more...



The Chase (UK game show)

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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. Any contestant who survives their individual chase later play collectively as a team for the final round to win an equal share of the prize fund against the chaser. With a regular audience of three to five million, The C ...more...



Red Snow (The Twilight Zone)

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" 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. He meets a young woman named Valentina, whom the records improbably state had been exiled by Joseph Stalin 50 years before. One of the town's Party officials, Polvin, insists that Valentina is actually a descendant of the exiled woman. Ilyanov and the mayor, Titov, search an abandoned church. They hear a wolf wailing in the distance. Ilyanov follows the sound and finds Valentina feasting on the wolf's blood. Ilyanov is knocked unconscious. On awakening, he insists upon returning to the abandoned church. Inside, he finds many empty coffins. Valentina and Polvin enter and explain that the church is haunted by vampires, and that they are themselves vampires. Titov explains that the ...more...



Double or Die

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Double Or Die is the third novel in the Young Bond series depicting Ian Fleming 's superspy James Bond as a teenager in the 1930s. The novel, written by Charlie Higson , was released in the United Kingdom by Puffin Books on 4 January 2007. A special hardcover "Limited Collector's Edition" was released as a Waterstones Bookstore exclusive on 25 October 2007. The title was announced on 3 January 2007 at the official book launch at Waterstone's in Piccadilly, London. The alternative titles which were available for the public to vote for were "N.E.M.E.S.I.S." and "The Deadlock Cipher". Plot summary The story's prologue is set in Highgate Cemetery , where Professor Alexis Fair burn, an Eton beak (Professor), is tracing a tombstone when he is kidnapped by Wolfgang and Ludwig Smith. Fair burn manages to leave the piece of paper with which he was tracing. The story itself starts with young James Bond and his friend, Perry Mandeville (leader of the Danger Society), reminiscing the previous day's events. Out of the blu ...more...



Jan Crouch

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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. TBN Founding In 1973, Paul and Jan Crouch co-founded Trini ...more...



An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (also known as An American Tail II: Fievel Goes West & 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 Disney 's 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) teachi ...more...



Babooshka (song)

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" 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. It was an even bigger hit in Australia , where it peaked at number two and was the 20th best-selling single of the year. 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. (Hence the barbed lines Just like his wife before she "freezed" on him/Just like his wife when she was beautiful.) 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. "I'm su ...more...



L'Espace (concept store)

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L’Espace is a multi-brand concept store in Lagos , Nigeria . Located in Victoria Island , the store was established on 18 December 2011. Le Petit Marche, a monthly market held in Lagos and largely considered to have made a substantial impact on the shopping culture in the city is its sister brand. Their product mix spans : - Fashion (Menswear, Womenswear and Children) - Beauty - Lifestyle - Fashion and Lifestyle Services Created by the CEO duo of Isoken Ogiemwonyi and Wonuola Odunsi in 2011 as an expansion of their wildly successful 'Le Petit Marche' monthly fashion and lifestyle market founded 3 years earlier. Their gamble paid off and L'Espace rapidly became one of Lagos's main fashion destinations. Le Petit Marche was credited with fostering such talents as Akpos Okudu, Ejiro Amos Tafiri , Grey, Babushka and Alali Boutique L'Espace was the first store in Nigeria to stock only African/African-owned design . The store is dedicated to promoting new design talent on the African continent and has recently ch ...more...



False cognate

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False cognates are pairs of words that seem to be cognates because of similar sounds and meaning, but have different etymologies; they can be within the same language or from different languages. For example, the English word dog and the Mbabaram word dog have the exact same meaning, but by complete coincidence . This is different from false friends , which are similar-sounding words with different meanings, but which may in fact be etymologically related. (For example: Spanish dependiente looks like dependent, but means employee as well.) Even though false cognates lack a common root, there may still be an indirect connection between them (for example by phono-semantic matching or folk etymology ). Phenomenon The term "false cognate" is sometimes misused to refer to false friends , but the two phenomena are distinct. False friends occur when two words in different languages or dialects look similar, but have different meanings. While some false friends are also false cognates, many are genuine cognates (s ...more...



Anu Vaidyanathan

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Anuradha "Anu" Vaidyanathan (born 1983 or 1984) is an Indian writer, entrepreneur and triathlete . Vaidyanathan's first book, the memoir "Anywhere But Home – Adventures in Endurance" , was published by Harper Collins in 2016, to positive reviews. Early life Vaidyanathan was born in New Delhi, India . She is of Indian descent. Vaidyanathan earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Computer Engineering from Purdue University and North Carolina State University . She founded PatNMarks, an Intellectual Property Consulting firm, in 2001. She has served as the founder and CEO. Vaidyanathan also has a PhD in a record-setting time of 26 months from University of Canterbury at Christchurch , in Electrical Engineering . Career Sport In 2009, while working towards her PhD, she became the first Asian woman to complete the Ultraman Canada event, placing 6th amongst women, in the absence of any significant sponsorship. She is the first India-based athlete to train for an participate in Ironman Triathlon ...more...




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