World Junior Champs who became World Champions in Men’s Figure Skating
Back in 1976 the World Junior Figure Skating Championships were first held. Today the 40th World Junior Championships 2017 start. The question always is who could get to be not only the Junior World Champion but also can achieve that in the Senior ranks. Here are those skaters who made it!
Viktor Petrenko (USSR/UKR) - 1984 Junior World Champion & 1992 World Champion
Todd Eldredge (USA) - 1988 Junior World Champion & 1996 World Champion
Alexei Yagudin (RUS) - 1996 Junior World Champion & 1998,1999, 2000 and 2002 World Champion
Evgeni Plushenko (RUS) - 1997 Junior World Champion & 2001,2003 and 2004 World Champion
Daisuke Takahashi (JPN) - 2002 World Junior Champion & 2010 World Champion
Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) - 2010 World Junior Champion & 2014 World Champion
Only 6 figure skater ever achieved a Gold in both the Junior and the Senior World Championship!
Good luck to all the competitors at the World Junior Championships 2017!
RIP Omar Sharif (1932-2015) - The Egyptian star of classic epics Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Doctor Zhivago (1965) died today at age 83. His film debut was in Devil of the Sahara (1954) and from there it took 21 more movies until he rose to fame as Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia, role that earned his first Golden Globe and his only Oscar nomination. The 2nd Globe came for the title role in Doctor Zhivago, and by that time he was already established as a movie star appearing with Anthony Quinn and Gregory Peck in Behold a Pale Horse (1964), with Sophia Loren and Stephen Boyd in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Ingrid Bergman and Shirley MacLaine in The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965). Later on, he starred in Genghis Khan (1966), The Night of the Generals (1967), Funny Girl (1968), Mackenna’s Gold (1969), Juggernaut (1974), The Tamarind Seed (1974), Funny Lady (1975), Bloodline (1979), Inchon (1981), Green Ice (1981), Top Secret (1984), Beyond Justice (1992), 13th Warrior (1999), Monsieur Ibrahim (2003) - winning a Cesar for his performance, Hidalgo (2004) and most recently Rock the Casbah (2013). He was also an accomplished World-class bridge player, and of that he said “I’d rather be playing bridge than making a bad movie.”.
Well, this is what I intended for Mother’s Day. A couple weeks late but, hey, better late than never right? An
idea I have where Dash and Katherine watch movies that came out during
the years she was abducted which was between 1984 - 1992. So with eight
years of movies to catch up on, which one do you think they’re
Audre Lorde was born on this day in 1934. During her time in Berlin she sparked the Afro-German (Afro-Deutsche) movement and a new Black german consciousness. Documentary: Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 by Dagmar Schultz
French lawyer and politician. Veil was born Simone Annie Liline Jacob, the daughter of a Jewish architect in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. In March 1944, Veil’s family was deported, Simone, her mother and one sister, Milou, to Auschwitz-Birkenau then Bergen-Belsen where her mother Yvonne died shortly before the camp’s 15 April 1945 liberation. Veil’s father and brother also died; they are last known to have been sent on a transport to Lithuania. Veil’s other sister, Denise, who had been arrested as a member of the Resistance survived her imprisonment in Ravensbrück. Milou died in a car crash in the 1950s. Veil returned to speak at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 2005 for the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the camps. Having obtained her baccalauréat in 1943 before being deported, she began the study of law and political science at Sciences Po and at the University of Paris, where she met her future husband Antoine Veil. The couple married on 26 October 1946, and have three sons, Jean, Nicolas, and Pierre Francois. Veil became an attorney and worked for several years as a civil servant in the Ministry of Justice. From 1974 to 1979 she was Minister of Health in the governments of prime ministers Jacques Chirac and Raymond Barre. She pushed forward the following notable laws: Making access to contraception easier (4 December 1974) – the sale of contraceptives such as the combined oral contraceptive pill had been made legal in 1967. Legalizing abortion (17 January 1975), her hardest political fight, and the one for which she is best known. Between 1984 and 1992 she served on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, and the Committee on Political Affairs. After standing down from these committees she served on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and its related Subcommittee on Human Rights. Between 1989 and 1993 she was also a member of Parliament’s delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, serving as its vice-chairwoman until 1992. From 1993 to 1995 Veil was again a member of the cabinet, serving as Minister of State and Minister of Health, Social Affairs and the City in the government of Prime Minister Edouard Balladur. In 1998, she was appointed to the Constitutional Council of France. In 2005, she put herself briefly on leave from the Council in order to campaign in favour of the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe. This action was criticized, because it seems to contradict the legal provisions that members of the council should keep a distance from partisan politics: the independence and impartiality of the council would be jeopardized, critics said, if members can put themselves “on leave” in order to campaign for such or such project.
What are some films you think everyone should see that not many people have seen?
oh man, I’m gonna base this on checks on iCheckMovies because I’ve seen a lot movies where I’m like the only person who has ever “checked” the film. I went with my favorite films that had 50 checks or less: