Vanessa James
Figure skater
Vanessa James
Vanessa James is a French-British figure skater who has competed internationally as both a single skater and pair skater. She has competed internationally for Great Britain as a single skater and for France as a pair skater. James originally competed domestically in the United States and internationally for Great Britain as a single skater. She is the 2006 British national champion and 2007 national silver medalist.
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Family Of Woman 'Raised By Monkeys' Speak Out
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The adopted family of a British woman who claims she was raised by monkeys in the Colombian jungle have told how she was "sad" when she first came to live with them. Marina Chapman, who now lives in Britain, alleges she was kidnapped and left in the jungle when monkeys adopted her. She was apparently then sold to a brothel before being taken in by a Colombian family. She then met her British husband and ended up moving to Bradford. Chapman is publishing a book - 'The Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story of the Girl Raised by Monkeys' - about her life in 2013 . Her adoptive sister Nancy Forero Eusse told the Telegraph she seemed "sad" when she first went to live with the family. Her adoptive cousin Carlos Velasque explained: "Apparently she was very little and she saw the monkeys eating food in the middle of the jungle. In order to survive she would imitate, or eat what they ate." Chapman's daughter Vanessa James told the Sunday Times last week when h ...
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Journal Review Online - almost 5 years
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Former star Vanessa James returns to lead Malden gymnastics team
Boston Globe - about 5 years
Former Tornado star <a class="fplink fp-730868" href="/vanessa+james">Vanessa James</a> is the new coach of the Malden High School gymnastics team, and led the Tornadoes to victories over Tewskbury and Medford.
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Enerkem signs supply deal - Edmonton Journal
Google News - over 5 years
&quot;The deal will add another North American supply source and we&#39;ll work with Enerkem to develop markets for renewable methanol as an end-product or conversion to cellulosic ethanol,&quot; said Vanessa James, Methanex&#39;s vice-president, North America,
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Enerkem strikes deal to supply methanol from Edmonton plant to Methanex Corp. - Winnipeg Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
Vanessa James, vice-president of North American marketing and logistics, said the Vancouver company is &quot;pleased to add another supply source for our North American customers and to be working with Enerkem to develop markets for renewable methanol
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Soldiers' return just as sweet despite the high heat - Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Vanessa James and friends Michelle and William Shoemaker sat and held 9-month-old twins Liam and Ezra James under the cool breeze of one of the fans as they waited for Sgt. Ryan James. &quot;It is amazing to have him back,&quot; Vanessa James said
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The American Wolves To Reunite For ROH + More - Wrestling Inc.
Google News - over 5 years
Not only will Jason discover that his ex, Jasmine (Vanessa James ), and friend Marlene (Haley Shannon) are a twosome, but also that the bikini-clad warrior woman has demons on her trail.&quot; * Degeneration-X: One Last Stand - 2011 WWE DVD release focusing
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Cheektowaga Police to hold meeting in response to Ira Watkins' death - Metrowny.com
Google News - over 5 years
A candlelight vigil was held at Cheektowaga Town Park Friday, June 3. Funeral services took place at New Mount Araarat Temple of Prayer Friday, June 10. Watkins is survived by his mother, Vanessa James, his father, Ira Watkins, Sr., his daughter and
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Another victim to mourn - Buffalo News
Google News - over 5 years
Watkins&#39; parents, Vanessa James and Ira Watkins Sr., also attended the ceremony, which was held near the basketball courts where Watkins was shot. Others who attended included former Erie County Executive Dennis T. Gorski, Cheektowaga Supervisor Mary
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Rival gang cross-fire takes a life - Buffalo News
Google News - over 5 years
The bullet went straight to his heart,” said Vanessa James, his mother, with whom he lived in their near East Side home. Family members urged anyone with information to cooperate with Cheektowaga police. More than 100 people were in the park at about
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GateWorld's guide to summer conventions - GateWorld.net
Google News - almost 6 years
The Philadelphia event, which will run from June 17-19, will feature appearances by Alaina Huffman (“Tamara Johansen”), Julia Benson (“Lt. Vanessa James”) and Adam Baldwin (“Dave Dixon”, Firefly, Chuck). Trek Expo (Tulsa, Oklahoma) – Running June 24-26
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From Online to the Olympics, Pairs Skaters Click
NYTimes - about 7 years
In the Internet age, it may be no surprise that one of the many exotic items you can find online is a figure skating partner. Find the right one, and you just might reach the Olympics, which is what happened to Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur, who will be competing in pairs for France in Vancouver. Their meeting point was icepartnersearch.com,
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IN THE ARENA; Nationality a Fluid Thing for Pairs on Skating's Frozen Water
NYTimes - about 7 years
TALLINN, ESTONIA -- The host announcer had just finished his interview with the new European pairs champions, and the two Russian skaters each thanked the crowd. ''Spaseba,'' said Aleksandr Smirnov. ''Arigato,'' said Yuko Kavaguti. This is ever more the rule in elite figure skating, where pairs and ice dance teams are increasingly cosmopolitan.
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Review/Opera; Students Take On the Hurdles of 'Cosi'
NYTimes - almost 23 years
The Mannes College of Music's opera division, directed by Paul Echols, has recently expanded its yearly schedule from one production to three. Friday's performance of Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte," produced by Mr. Echols and conducted by Will Crutchfield, seemed to justify these ambitious plans. One might have expected the resources of a small school
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Theater in Review
NYTimes - about 23 years
Old New York: False Dawn Old Merchant's House Museum 29 East Fourth Street East Village By Edith Wharton; adapted and directed by Donald T. Sanders; designed by Vanessa James. Presented by New York Art Theater Institute. WITH: John Anson, Ed Romanoff, Nathan Smith, Andrea Weber and Karin Wolfe. House museums often provide what are known as
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Review/Opera; Adding Plot to an American Classic
NYTimes - almost 24 years
As is well known by now, Virgil Thomson's 1934 opera "Four Saints in Three Acts" has neither four saints nor three acts. What it does have is an exuberant Gertrude Stein libretto, along with a score drawing on church hymns, American folk songs, town band sounds, calliope melodies, barbershop quartets and Sunday school ditties, all in service to,
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'Apartment Zero' and Its Strange Tenant
NYTimes - over 27 years
''Apartment Zero,'' opening today at the Eighth Street Playhouse, is set in Buenos Aires in 1988 and is about a young man named Adrian LeDuc who is obsessed by movies. He runs a movie theater devoted to old American films. When first met, Adrian is in the projection booth of the Cine York, wiping away a tear as he watches the closing scene of ''A
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Review/Opera; Medieval 'Shepherds' Christmas'
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: ''The Shepherds' Christmas,'' an hourlong chamber opera by William Russo based on the medieval ''Second Shepherds' Play,'' was introduced locally by the New York Art Theater Institute at Christ Church United Methodist Saturday night. The story is of sheep thievery perpetrated by the whimsical villain Mak (part devil and part poor man with a
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A Touch of Surrealism, Ready to Wear
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: ''NOT OUT OF FASHION'' was the title of the fashion show last week that highlighted the New York Academy of Art's spring benefit for its scholarship fund. But only a few of the clothes shown (direct from Seventh Avenue) have ever been in fashion. The rest, designed by artists, architects and Off Off Seventh Avenue talents, were infinitely
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Vanessa James
    TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 26
    At the 2014 Europeans, James/Ciprès set personal best scores in both segments of the competition and came in fifth.
    More Details Hide Details They were named in the French team to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix
  • 2013
    Age 25
    In 2013–14, James/Ciprès were again assigned to Skate America and the Trophee Eric Bompard.
    More Details Hide Details Ciprès, however, underwent surgery after a wrist injury and had to avoid lifts for a period, causing the pair to withdraw from Skate America. They were able to compete at the Trophee Eric Bompard and placed fifth. The pair then successfully defended their national title.
  • 2012
    Age 24
    James/Ciprès won another international medal at the 2012 NRW Trophy and followed that with their first national title in December. The pair then placed fourth at the 2013 European Championships and eighth at the 2013 World Championships.
    More Details Hide Details They also won the 2013 International Challenge Cup.
    In the 2012–13 season, James/Ciprès won the bronze medal at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy — it was their first international medal as a pair.
    More Details Hide Details Their 2012 Grand Prix assignments were Skate America, where they placed fourth, and the Trophee Eric Bompard, where they came in sixth.
    At the 2012 European Championships, James/Ciprès were eighth in the short program and sixth in the free skate, finishing sixth overall. They went on to place 16th at the 2012 World Championships.
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  • 2011
    Age 23
    James/Ciprès made their competitive debut in the 2011–12 season.
    More Details Hide Details After competing at the 2011 Ondrej Nepela Memorial and 2011 Coupe de Nice, the pair appeared at their first Grand Prix together, the 2011 Trophee Eric Bompard, placing eighth, and then took the silver medal at the 2012 French Nationals.
  • 2010
    Age 22
    In September 2010, James began a partnership with Morgan Ciprès, until then a singles skater.
    More Details Hide Details They made no competitive appearances in their first season as Ciprès learned pairs elements.
    In May 2010, James had a successful tryout with Maximin Coia and the two agreed to train in Germany with Ingo Steuer but several weeks later Coia decided to end his amateur career.
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  • 2008
    Age 20
    James/Bonheur made their Grand Prix debut at the 2008 Trophée Eric Bompard, where they placed 7th. They placed 10th at the 2009 European Championships and 12th at the 2009 World Championships. In the 2009–10 season, they placed 6th at the 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy, 8th at the 2009 Cup of China, and 8th at the 2009 Trophée Eric Bompard. At the 2010 French Championships, they placed second in the short program and won the free skating to win the title overall.
    More Details Hide Details As a result, they were sent to both the Olympics and Worlds, where they finished 14th and 12th, respectively. James/Bonheur were the first black pair to compete at the Olympics. They ended their partnership in spring 2010.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2007
    Age 19
    James teamed up with French skater Yannick Bonheur in December 2007 after a three-day tryout in Paris.
    More Details Hide Details They began competing together internationally in 2008.
    In late 2007, James switched to pair skating, partnering briefly with British skater Hamish Gaman.
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    Her last event as a singles skater was the 2007 International Cup of Nice where she won the bronze medal.
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  • 2006
    Age 18
    She competed for Britain on the 2006 ISU Junior Grand Prix and at the 2007 World Junior Championships.
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    She won gold at the 2006 British Championships and silver in 2007, becoming the first British figure skating champion of Black African descent.
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    She is also the 2006 British national champion in single skating.
    More Details Hide Details Vanessa James was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. She lived in Bermuda until age 10 when her family moved to Virginia in the United States. She lived in the U.S. through 2007, holding an American permanent residence card, and then moved to Paris, France. Her father is from Bermuda, which enabled James to hold British citizenship. She became a French citizen in December 2009. Her twin sister, Melyssa James, has also competed in figure skating.
  • 2005
    Age 17
    In 2005, James began representing the United Kingdom internationally.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1998
    Age 10
    Vanessa James began skating with her sister after watching the 1998 Winter Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details She originally competed domestically in the United States and represented the Washington Figure Skating Club.
  • 1987
    Born
    Born on September 27, 1987.
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