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Denver Nuggets Await the Lakers or Rockets - Bleacher Report
Unlike last year when the Lakers swept the Nuggets in the opening round of the playoffs, the Nuggets have a legitimate big man, Nene, in the middle. He was available in last year's series but had been recovering from cancer surgery and hadn't reached...
Hawaii's Children Choose 'Inkheart' as '09 Nene Award Winner - Honolulu Advertiser
"Inkheart" by Cornelia Funke has been chosen by the children of Hawaii as the winner of the 2009 Nene Award. An announcement was made this morning before a large crowd of invited dignitaries, students, teachers, and other guests at the 44th Annual Nene...
Nene's battling spirit rolls on - Denver Post
By Benjamin Hochman Without Nene in his life, Dr. Fernando Kim never would have met "one of my closest friends." Without Dr. Kim in his life, well, Nene might have lost his life. It was Kim who performed the surgery and orchestrated the chemotherapy...
Scouts Inc. - ESPN
Denver is dominating the Mavericks inside, with Nene, Kenyon Martin and Anthony having their way with the Mavericks around the basket. The Nuggets have no fear of inside shot-blockers, so look for the inside assault to continue in Game 3....
Nene is the new Shaq - Dallas Morning News
Nene, the one-name center for the Nuggets, is blistering the Mavericks with 16 points on eight-of-12 shooting. The dude looks unstoppable on pick-and-rolls and when he slides seemingly unnoticed behind would-be defenders - who are mostly won't-be...
Dhak Dhak Beauty 'Madhuri Dixit' Celebrates Her 42nd Birthday! - BreakingUpdate
From her debut movie 'Abodh' to her last film 'Aaja Nachle', Mrs Nene has delighted every person for many years. The 'dhak dhak' beauty, who mesmerized the B-Town for almost two decades, is an icon of womanhood in its true sense, one who lost her...
Leandro Barbosa confirms presence for American Cup - Xinhua
Both Nene and Anderson Varejao are still alive in this year's playoffs, both advancing to their respective team's conference finals. Focused on the NBA and the possibility of becoming the first Brazilian to have ever participated in an NBA championship...
Burgess set to leave Nene Park - BBC Sport
Rushden and Diamonds have revealed that club captain Andy Burgess, player-coach Chris Hope and midfielder Marcus Kelly are all set to leave Nene Park. Manager Justin Edinburgh is likely to part company with the trio because of financial constraints....
Indian Head Acres residents gather for Nene Fest - Tallahassee Democrat
By Will Brown • DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER • May 10, 2009 The creative talent residing in Indian Head Acres was on full display Saturday as colors, music, art and friendliness filled the neighborhood for the first Nene Fest. Organizers said the festival,...
Nene To Return To Monaco From Espanyol - Report -
Nene looks set to leave Espanyol at the end of the season, according to Sport. The newspaper claims that the club have already decided not to retain the 27-year-old's services come the end of the campaign. While they are supposedly satisfied with his...


Nenê (/nuh-NAY/) (born on September 13, 1982 in São Carlos, Brazil) is a Brazilian professional basketball player who plays for the NBA's Denver Nuggets. His name at birth was Maybyner Rodney Hilario, but it was legally changed to Nenê in 2003.

He received his nickname Nenê (Portuguese for baby) because he was the youngest in both his family and his group of childhood friends. Like most Brazilian children, he started out playing soccer, and was good enough to receive some interest from professional clubs. He did not play basketball until he was 14.

He first came to international attention at the 2001 Goodwill Games as a member of the Brazilian national team. He also played in the Brazilian club Vasco da Gama. Afterwards, he excelled at the NBA's predraft camp in Chicago in 2002; the New York Knicks picked him seventh overall in the 2002 NBA Draft and immediately traded him to the Denver Nuggets.

He began the 2002-03 season on the bench, but ended it as a starter, averaging 10.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.6 steals, and finishing in the league's top ten in shooting percentage (.519). After the season, he was selected to the NBA All-Rookie first team.

On November 1, 2005, against the San Antonio Spurs, Nenê suffered a serious knee injury on an awkward fall consisting of a torn anterior cruciate ligament, a sprained medial collateral ligament and a torn meniscus in his right knee during Denver's first game of the NBA season. He had played just 3 minutes.

So far in the 2008-2009 season, Nenê is second in the NBA in shooting percentage at 59.9%. He has scored 15.2 points per game and is averaging 8.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.

On January 11, 2008, Nenê released a statement saying that he was taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team to take care of a personal medical issue. On January 14, he had a testicular tumor removed at a Denver hospital. On Thursday January 17, 2008 Nene released a statement on his personal website stating the tumor was benign, he is recovering well, and that more information would be released later in the day.

On January 22, 2008, Denver Nuggets officials said that the tumor is malignant and Nenê is recovering. They also said there was no timetable for his return to active status.

On March 27, 2008, in a 118-105 Nuggets home win over the Dallas Mavericks, Nenê returned to action for the first time since he had surgery to remove the testicular tumor. Nenê entered the game with 1:17 left in the fourth quarter to a standing ovation.

Since starting the 2008-09 season, Nenê has posted some of his strongest numbers in his career taking the starting role of center for the Denver Nuggets.

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Nene Tamayo

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Nene Tamayo (born Jennivev Santillan Tamayo on September 27, 1981 in Romblon, Philippines) was one of the 13 housemates of ABS-CBN's Pinoy Big Brother, Season 1. Finally after spending 111 days inside the house, Nene landed as the grand winner dubbed as The Big Winner garnering 554,906 votes or 48.9% of total votes in the Big Night held at Clark Expo Amphitheater, Angeles City, Pampanga on December 10, 2005.

She's best known as the dancing diva and the 'astig' (tough) housemate because of her past military background as an ROTC officer in University of the East, thus Kumander Nene (Commander Nene) was her popular tagname. Nene is also known as Nenegizer (alluding to Energizer batteries) because of her strong and long-lasting stamina; this was given during the dance marathon challenge of the housemates.

Nene is having second thoughts on building a career in show business, but she said if she would be given an opportunity, she wants to become a newscaster and be part of ABS-CBN's news program, TV Patrol World and indeed became the host of its segment Citizen Patrol. She is set to be awarded by the ABS-CBN's show Pipol with the "2005 Pipol of the Year" award after defeating the co-nominee Manny Pacquiao under the "Sports and Entertainment" Category.

In 2006, she became a finalist of the ABS CBN dance show U Can Dance. Tamayo is currently a member of ABS CBN's circle of homegrown talents named Star Magic. She also appears as a regular in UNTV 37's morning program Pilipinas, Gising Ka Na Ba?

Also she was connected to fellow housemate, Bob dela Cruz, she later married dancer/choreographer Anthony Plamio, with whom they have son, Anthony Zane Jr.

She graduated from the University of the East with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.

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Néné (Cape Verdean footballer)

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Néné realname Adriano Barbosa Miranda da Luz (born 24 August 1979 in Lisbon, Portugal) is a football (soccer) midfielder from Cape Verde. He currently plays for Cape Verde national football team.

He was in the Cape Verde squad which qualified to second stage of 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification, which he played 6 out of possible 12 matches.

Cape Verde finished second last of the group, failed to qualify for both 2006 African Cup of Nations and World Cup.

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Nene Valley Railway

Swedish 'B' Class No.101 hauling the Santa special on the Nene Valley Railway

The Nene Valley Railway (NVR) is a preserved railway in Cambridgeshire, England, running between Peterborough Nene Valley and Yarwell Junction. The line is seven and a half miles in length. As well as stations at each terminus, there are three stops en route: Orton Mere, Ferry Meadows and Wansford.

In 1845 the London & Birmingham Railway (L&BR) company was given parliamentary assent to construct a line from Blisworth in Northamptonshire to Peterborough. Completed in 1847, it became Peterborough's first railway line, terminating at Peterborough, later 'Peterborough East' station. The sheds and one platform face of this redundant station are still clearly visible next to the current Matalan store on London Road.

The line was of little significance until the late 19th century, when the London & North Western Railway (L&NWR), which had absorbed the L&BR constructed a line, via Nassington and King's Cliffe to Seaton, below Welland Viaduct. This turned Wansford, previously an unimportant village station, into a major junction. Its importance was increased a few years later when the Great Northern Railway constructed another line, via Sutton, Southorpe and Barnack to Stamford, on the Midland Railway line. In 1884 the line received a royal visit when the royal family travelled between Peterborough and Barnwell, some 13 miles beyond Wansford, to visit Barnwell Manor, home of the then Duke of Gloucester. The station building is now preserved at Wansford station on the NVR, and is known as the Barnwell building.

Between the turn of the century and the 1960s, the line formed an important connection from Norwich, Cambridge and eastern England to Northampton and the Midlands. The line was generally acknowledged to be a secondary mainline and regularly saw large engines such as Black 5s and B1s. However, the NVR was one of the last passenger line closures of the Dr Beeching era, services to Northampton and Rugby having ceased in 1964 and 1966 respectively. It remained open until 1972 for freight traffic only.

The Nene Valley Railway has a full-scale 'replica' of Thomas the Tank Engine working for passenger and freight service on Thomas events; it was the first railway in the world to possess one. The Nene Valley Railway's Thomas is considered the 'official' Thomas The Tank Engine, because it was named by the fictional characters' creator the Rev. W. Awdry in 1971. For this (and other) reasons, the Nene Valley Railway does not host official 'Days out with Thomas' events like most railways do. The Nene Valley Railway run Thomas at various special events, weekends and bank holidays.

In 1968, the Reverend Richard Paten had bought British Railways Standard Class '5' 4-6-0 locomotive, number 73050, for its scrap value of £3,000. His intention had been to exhibit it outside Peterborough Technology College as a monument to Peterborough's railway history. However, there was one problem - the locomotive was found to be in good working order. Because of the engine's condition there was a large amount of opposition to the idea of the engine being 'stuffed'; many people pressed the idea of the locomotive being restored to full working order.

On 28 March 1969, the Peterborough Branch of the East Anglian Locomotive Society was formed, with the intention of purchasing and restoring the BR Pacific locomotive, number 70000 'Britannia'. By 1970, the group was sufficiently strong to form its own group - the Peterborough Locomotive Society (PLS). In 1971, 73050 was moved to the British Sugar Corporation's sidings at Fletton, where it was joined by Hunslet 0-6-0 locomotive 'Jack's Green'. Later that year, the PLS held a meeting at which the group's name was changed to 'Peterborough Railway Society' and the idea of the Nene Valley Railway was formally launched.

In 1974 the Peterborough Development Corporation (PDC) bought the Nene Valley line between Longueville and Yarwell Junction, and it began leasing it to the PRS to operate the railway - a major milestone in the society's history.

When the PRS acquired the line, the intention was to work the line with British locomotives and stock. However, enthusiasts from other railways and preservation societies had already acquired almost all of the serviceable ex-BR locomotives - all that was left was a collection of rusting hulks. Apart from 73050, the society's locomotives were mostly small, industrial shunting engines and therefore not suitable for the 11 mile round trip. Ex-BR rolling stock was also in very short supply following the disposal of most pre-nationalisation (pre-1948) stock. The PDC, having paid out a considerable sum of money for the line, was anxious that trains should start running as soon as possible - certainly before the opening of the new Nene Park in 1978. However, with the PRC's lack of stock and locomotives this looked highly improbable.

In 1973, PRS member Richard Hurlock had approached the society for a home for his ex-Swedish railways 2-6-4T class S1 oil-fired locomotive, number 1928. Because the engine was higher and wider than British stock it was to be a static exhibition only. During 1974 it was realised that the use of foreign stock and engines could answer the NVR's prayers. After a feasibility study was carried out it was discovered that only one bridge would have to be demolished to allow the running to continental loading gauge. Some reductions would also have to be made to the width of the platforms. In 1973 BR gave PRS permission to use Wansford signal box and in September of that year, the first items of stock arrived at the PRS depot.

Before the stock could be moved from the BSC depot to Wansford, the missing 400 yards of the Fletton Loop had to be rebuilt, allowing access to the Nene Valley line. The track was completed in March 1974, and the stock moved to Wansford in time for the Easter weekend, when the new 'Wansford Steam Centre' opened for the first time. Between 1974 and 1977, the line was upgraded to passenger-carrying standard and the first passenger train ran on 1 June 1977, hauled by the 'Nord' - a French locomotive and '1178' - another Swedish tank engine, pulling a set of ex-BR electrical multiple unit coaches owned by the Southern Electric Group.

In the early 1980s, the NVR decided to extend its running line, which then terminated at Orton Mere station, along the route of the original Nene Valley Line to a new station west of the East Coast Main Line, adjacent to the new Railworld Museum. Peterborough Nene Valley opened, for the first time, on the Late Spring Bank Holiday Weekend 26TH May 1986. This extended the length of the NVR to its current length, 7.5 miles. Since 1999, there has been talk of the 'crescent link' project - a scheme to allow the NVR to run trains through the westernmost end of the Nene Park, across the river Nene into the Peterborough mainline station to connect directly with National Express East Coast, National Express East Anglia, East Midland Trains, Arriva Cross Country and First Capital Connect services. It is thought likely this might be done in accordance with the proposed redevelopment and modernisation of Peterborough station. However, no fixed date has been set for this development, and it is uncertain if the project will ever go ahead.

Yarwell Junction was formerly the junction between the lines to Northampton and Market Harborough. It is the current terminus of the NVR's operating line. During April 2006 a track realignment was conducted, allowing for the construction of a platform at Yarwell Junction, which opened at Easter 2007 (there was never previously a station on the site). The new station is served by footpaths to Nassington and the mill village of Yarwell, but there is no vehicular access. Yarwell Junction is situated approximately 1 mile west of Wansford station, at the other end of Yarwell Tunnel.

Wansford is the headquarters of the railway and most of the facilities are based here.

Ferry Meadows is located near the site of Orton Waterville and provides access to the nearby country park. The current building was moved brick by brick from its previous location of the old goods yard at Fletton Junction on the East Coast Main Line, it replaced a portable building desperately in need of repair. NVR plan to add a canopy. The station building was offered to the NVR for £1 plus transportation costs.

Orton Mere is a two platform station with a station building and signal box. Until 1986 this was the terminus of the line. Most trains depart from platform one. Just outside of the station towards Peterborough is the Fletton Loop which links the NVR to the mainline. The signal box controls the passing loop and had to be adapted from 1 lever to three.

Peterborough Nene Valley is the end of the line. Here there is a platform, a bay platform and a station building housing a ticket office, a small souvenir shop & toilets. It is a 10 minute walk from here to Peterborough City Centre. Railworld is next to the station with a wide variety of rolling stock on display.

The line has been a location for a number of films, TV shows, etc. Scenes from the Bond film "Octopussy" were shot here and Castor church can clearly be seen in the background. Same goes for another Bond film, "Golden Eye", where a tunnel that the train allegedly goes into is in fact a small bridge over the tracks. BBC TV drama "Casualty" has also filmed here.

Between 1977 and 1979 many sequences for the BBC's wartime drama Secret Army were filmed here, principally at Wansford station, notably in the episodes: The Hostage, A Matter of Life and Death and The Last Run.

In Spring 1989 the rock band Queen shot a video at the railway called "Breakthru" that reached number 7 in the British charts. They are filmed on a steam train (a GWR 2884 Class, repainted) that was given the name 'Miracle Express' after the title of their 1989 album The Miracle.

In October 2008 Hollywood returned to Wansford with the filming of the musical Nine starring Penelope Cruz and Daniel Day-Lewis.

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Source : Wikipedia