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All-America City Award

The All-America City Award is a community recognition program in the United States given by the National Civic League. The award recognizes the work of communities in using inclusive civic engagement to address critical issues and create stronger connections among residents and nonprofit and government leaders. Once called the “Nobel Prize for Constructive Citizenship” – it has been awarded to more than 500 communities across the country; the award is open to all American communities ranging from major cities and regions to towns, counties and tribes. Since the program's inception in 1949, more than 500 communities have been named All-America Cities; each year, interested communities submit a comprehensive package based on published criteria that are evaluated in the award selection process. Deserving communities are named as finalists, the year's ten award winners are named from that pool of applicants. Representatives from the finalist communities travel to Denver to present the story of their work and their community to a jury of national experts.

The awards conference includes workshops on promising practices. The All-America City Program

Snell Putney

Snell "Mick" Putney was an American sociologist and author. His books include The Adjusted The Conquest of Society, he was associated with many different environmental groups including the Last Stand, the Key Deer Protection Alliance of which he was president at the time of his death. Putney was born in NE to Williams W. and Hazel Snell Putney. He received his B. A. and M. A. from the University of Nebraska before going on to receive his PhD in sociology from the University of Oregon. Unusually, the PhD, the first awarded by the Oregon Sociology department, was awarded jointly to Putney and his wife Gail. Putney taught at Drake University, Florida State University, Union Institute, San Jose State University. For much of his adult life he lived between his sailboat, The Troika, the off-grid solar home he and his second wife Alicia built on No Name Key. Outside of his academic work, Putney was an avid environmentalist. At the time of his death, he was the president of the Key Deer Protection Alliance as well as the vice president of the Last Stand.

Putney is best known for his book, The Adjusted American, in which he attempts to describe the neurotic tendencies of the average American. Tendencies which are considered normal and encouraged by the larger social structure, he sets out the theory that many of the social and personal ills of society are more or less based on the alienation of qualities from the self onto others or an other. Hate and love both appear as ways of alienating qualities that we feel we cannot express and either despise or love; the implicit goal is to break this constant alienation process so that one can take control over one's life, this is difficult because of how much this process of alienation is encouraged by social pressures to conform to a certain ideal image. In some ways, this is similar to Lacan's notions of Otherness and our relationship to it, Putney retains the sense of a somewhat unified self though it is not clear what this "self" would be once freed from the various shackles of alienation placed upon it by the acceptable and desirable modes of subjectivity.

Strong affect appears as a clear sign of the libidinal investment in the act of alienation so that, for instance, the expression of fascination and anger against those people who are easy to hate shows how important that other is as a vehicle for the alienation of all those repugnant qualities and desires we fear in ourselves. The trauma of the end of a relationship can be seen as an expression of the fear that a part of the self has been lost forever, that part that we projected on the beloved. Going beyond projection and alienation is seen as the ultimate goal. Achieving the ability to directly fulfill what he terms "self needs" and provide total self acceptance for the individual appears as the way towards self-actualization. If this can happen free and candid association with others can occur producing relationships of reciprocity towards greater self-development as opposed to what he sees as superficial relations of mutual admiration. In this sense, Putney was a humanist and can be likened to Erich Fromm inasmuch as freedom is a central term that must be dealt with positively instead of negatively through attempts at its denial via alienation processes that move responsibility for our lives away from ourselves.

Snell Putney and Gail J Putney. Adjusted American: Normal Neurosis in the Individual and Society. Joanna Cotler Books, 2nd Revised edition, 1973. First Edition published 1964 under title Normal Neurosis. Snell Putney; the Conquest of Society. Wadsworth, 1972. Snell Putney and Gladys J. Putney. Origins of the Reformatory; the Journal of Criminal Law and Police Science. Vol. 53, No. 4, pp. 437–445. Russell Middleton and Snell Putney. Political Beliefs. Pages 134-140 in Selected Readings for Introductory Sociology, edited by Charles H. Ainsworth. MSS Information Corp, 1972. Snell Putney and Russell Middleton; some Factors Associated with Student Acceptance or Rejection of War. American Sociological Review, XXVII, page 666. October 1974, The Atlantic: Jessica Mitford recalls Snell Putney, Ph. D. Liberty Tree: Quotation by Snell Putney Key Deer Protection Alliance

Knocking at Your Back Door: The Best of Deep Purple in the 80's

Knocking at Your Back Door: The Best of Deep Purple in the 80's is a compilation album by the British hard rock band Deep Purple. The album was released in 1992, it is a compilation of tracks from three albums, Perfect Strangers, The House of Blue Light, the live album Nobody's Perfect. All songs written by Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice, except where noted. "Son of Aleric" is replaced by a live version of "Child in Time" on the PolyGram US edition. "Knocking at Your Back Door" - 7:02 "Bad Attitude" - 5:07 "Son of Alerik" - 10:02 "Nobody's Home" - 4:00 "Black Night" - 6:07 "Perfect Strangers" - 5:19 "The Unwritten Law" - 4:55 "Call of the Wild" - 4:51 "Hush" - 3:31 "Smoke on the Water" - 7:43 "Space Truckin'" - 5:39 Ian Gillan - vocals Ritchie Blackmore - guitar Jon Lord - organ, keyboards Roger Glover - bass, synthesizer Ian Paice - drums

List of people from Odisha

This is a list of people from or who live in Odisha, India. Sarala Dasa Atibadi Jagannath Das Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja Kavisurya Baladev Rath Fakir Mohan Senapati Gangadhar Meher Radhanath Ray Madhusudan Rao Nanda Kishore Bal Gourishankar Ray Gangadhar Meher Sachidananda Routray Brajanath Rath Annada Shankar Ray Brajanath Ratha Bibhuprasad Mohapatra Fakir Mohan Senapati Gangadhar Meher Gopabandhu Das Gopinath Mohanty Gourahari Das Jachindra Rout Jagadish Mohanty Jagannath Prasad Das Jayadeva Jayanta Mahapatra Madhusudan Rao Manasi Pradhan Manoj Das Manoranjan Das Manmohan Acharya Mohammed Ayoob Nirmala Devi Oopali Operajita Pratibha Satpathy Pratyush Prakash Radhanath Ray Ramakanta Rath Ranjan Das Ramakrushna Nanda Sachidananda Raut Ray Sarala Dasa Sarala Devi Sarojini Sahoo Satya Narayan Bohidar Sitakanta Mohapatra Tapan Kumar Pradhan Artabalabha Mohanti Bibhuprasad Mohapatra Brajanath Ratha Gita Mehta Gopinath Mohanty Haldhar Nag Kalindi Charan Panigrahi Krushna Chandra Kar Manoj Das Pratibha Ray Rajendra Prasad Das Shantanu Kumar Acharya Surendra Mohanty Uday Satpathy Sarala Devi Archana Nayak Annapurna Maharana Manasi Pradhan Nandini Sahu Sarojini Sahoo Adikanda Mahanta Bibhuprasad Mohapatra Krutibas Nayak Ramakrushna Nanda Dash Benhur Gopal Chhotray Manoranjan Das Biswajit Das Fakir Mohan Senapati Surendra Mohanty Manoj Das Jagadish Mohanty Sarojini Sahoo Binod Kanungo Gokulananda Mohapatra Dr. Ramesh Chandra Parida Kamalakanta Jena Bibhuprasad Mohapatra Mayadhar Swain Bhubaneswar Behera Bidhu Bhusan Das Prabhat Nalini Das Keshab Chandra Dash Madhab Chandra Dash Ranjan Dash Prafulla Kumar Jena Baisali Mohanty Jitendra Nath Mohanty Saraju Mohanty Oopali Operajita Prana Krushna Parija Nikhil Mohan Pattnaik Jogesh Pati Arun K. Pati Sam Pitroda Amiya Pujari Ashok Swain Anisha Ambrose Anu Chowdhury Aparajita Mohanty Archita Sahu Barsha Priyadarshini Bijaya Jena Jyoti Mishra Mahasweta Ray Naina Das Nandita Das Rameshwari Sulagna Panigrahi Tandra Ray Rajasmita Kar Prince Dance Group Gangadhar Pradhan Geeta Mahalik Kelucharan Mohapatra Mayadhar Raut Sanjukta Panigrahi Saswat Joshi Sujata Mohapatra Sunanda Patnaik Oopali Operajita Kumkum Mohanty Baisali Mohanty Mohammad Mohsin Bijoy Ketan Mishra Hara Patnaik Mira Nair Nila Madhab Panda Nitai Palit Prashanta Nanda Ravi Kinagi Sabyasachi Mohapatra Sadhu Meher Sisir Mishra Jitendra Mishra Jatin Das Jayanta Meher Kailash Chandra Meher Sudarshan Patnaik Raghunath Mohapatra Aparna Panigrahi Nimai Charan Harichandan Balakrushna Das Radhakruhna Bhanja Akshaya Mohanty Dibakar Mohanty A Maheswar Rao Sekhar Ghose Chitta Jena Prafulla Kar Pranab Pattnaik Fakir Pattnaik Gita Pattnaik Gita Das Trupti Das Srikanta Das ShyamamaniDebi Bhubaneswari Mishra Arati Mishra Kasinatha Pujapanda Ghanashyama Panda Raghunath Panigrahi Bhikari Bal Arabinda Muduli Krishna Beura Pratyush Prakash Sarbeswar Bhoi Sikandar Alam Sniti Mishra Sona Mohapatra Sunanda Patnaik Rituraj Mohanty Jitendra Haripal Arjun Samal Namita Agrawal Ira Mohanty T Sauri Kumar Bapi Akshaya Mohanty Prafulla Kar Arabinda Muduli Bibhu Mohapatra Ananga Kumar Patnaik.

K. Chand and Managing Director of NALCO Ashok Kumar Sarangi Harun Rashid Khan Bibhusita Das Sarthak Behuria Sandip Das Subroto Bagchi Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan Ranjan Dash Ramakanta Panda Bibhuti Bhushan Nayak Gopal Mishra Anugraha Narayan Tiwari Lalit Mansingh Prajna Paramita Ramakanta Rath Sitakanta Mohapatra Dayanidhi Choudhury Pramod Kumar Satapathy Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Bhima Bhoi Jayadeva Atibadi Jagannath Das Achyutananda Das Durga Charan Mohanty Avakinnayo Karakandu Mahameghavahana Kharavela Ranaslaghina Satrubhanja Sivakara Deva I Tribhuvana Mahadevi I Anantavarman Chodaganga Narasingha Deva I Anangabhima Deva III Ramai Deva Balarama Deva Kapilendra Deva Purushottama Deva Prataparudra Deva Sarala Devi Madhusudan Das Gopabandhu Das Manasi Pradhan Alok Jena A. Panda Baljit Singh Basant Mohanty Bibhudutta Panda Biplab Samantray Debashish Mohanty Ranjib Biswal Sanjay Raul Shiv Sunder Das Natraj Behera Binita Toppo Dilip Tirkey Lazarus Barla Ignace Tirkey Birendra Lakra Anuradha Biswal Budhia Singh Dutee Chand Jauna Murmu Katulu Ravi Kumar Srabani Nanda Pramila Prava Minz Pratima Puhan Valena Valentina Kalpana Dash Lists of people from India by state List of Odia poets Odia people Odia literature Odia language Odissi dance at the Open Directory History of Odissi

USS Blue Ridge (AGC-2)

USS Blue Ridge was an Appalachian-class amphibious force flagship in the United States Navy. She was named for the southeasternmost ridge of the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia and North Carolina. Blue Ridge was built by the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, New Jersey, under a Maritime Commission contract; the ship was launched on 7 March 1943 under the sponsorship of Mrs. David Arnott. Blue Ridge was transferred to the Navy on 15 March 1943; the Bethlehem Steel Company of Brooklyn, New York, outfitted the ship as an amphibious force flagship and was commissioned on 27 September 1943. Commander Lewis R. McDowell, USN, was the commanding officer. Following trial runs in Long Island Sound, Blue Ridge departed New York on 8 October 1943, to train in the Chesapeake Bay Area out of Norfolk, Virginia. On 1 November, the ship put to sea with two destroyers, bound for the South Pacific. After transit of the Panama Canal, Blue Ridge called at the Society, New Caledonia and Fiji Islands, en route to Brisbane, arriving on 16 December 1943.

She pulled out of Brisbane three days for Milne Bay, New Guinea where 24 December 1943, she became the flagship of Rear Admiral Daniel E. Barbey, USN, Commander Seventh Amphibious Force, she served as the command ship for amphibious operations westward along the New Guinea Coast until 13 October 1944. On that day, Blue Ridge left Hollandia as the flagship of Rear Admiral Barbey's Northern Attack Force bound for the liberation of the Philippine Islands. On the night of 19/20 October 1944 Blue Ridge and her formation stood through the swept part of Surigao Strait, between Homonhon and Dinagat Islands and entered San Pedro Bay, Philippine Islands, she served as a command ship for troops storming the beaches at Leyte the morning of 20 October, continued in support of the amphibious assault landings for six days. The ship's gunners drove off an enemy reconnaissance plane 23 October; the morning of 25 October, a torpedo-bomber made a run along her port side, coming in from her port quarter, was shot down by her forward 40 mm gunners.

That afternoon, the ship fired on 11 enemy planes of various types attacking the transport area. The morning of 26 October 1944, Blue Ridge helped fight off five enemy bombers that attacked her formation; that afternoon she helped drive away three more enemy bombers. Several bombs fell in the vicinity during this action, but only one exploded close enough to shake the command ship; as she kept watch off the Leyte beaches, the three-pronged attack of the Japanese Fleet met disaster in the Battle of Surigao Strait, the Battle off Samar and the Battle off Cape Engaño. She stood out of San Pedro Bay in the night of 26 October 1944 to stage at ports of New Guinea in preparation for the liberation landings to be made at Lingayen, she remained the flagship of Vice Admiral Barbey, designated commander of the San Fabian Attack Force 78. Besides Admiral Barbey and his staff, she embarked Major General Innis P. Swift, commanding the I Army Corps, Major General Leonard F. Wing, commanding the 43rd Infantry Division, together with their personal staffs.

Blue Ridge led the San Fabian Attack Force from Aitape, New Guinea on 28 December 1944. An aerial snooper was driven off by gunfire on 2 January 1945 and covering escort carrier aircraft shot down a bomber twenty miles out from her formation the following day; the night of 4 January 1945 the command ship followed a covering group of cruisers and destroyers through Surigao Strait to enter the Mindanao Sea. On the afternoon of 5 January an enemy submarine fired on the covering group, ten miles ahead, was forced to surface and rammed by destroyer Dashiell. Enemy planes attacked the formation 7 January; that night four destroyers sank a Japanese destroyer eleven miles to the east of Blue Ridge. The command ship helped repel six enemy planes on 8 January 1945 and entered Lingayen Gulf before daybreak of 9 January. Troops stormed ashore that morning, some two hours after a single-engine enemy aircraft sneaked through cover of night, strafed to a point forward of the bow missed the bridge overshot and dropped bombs about 500 yards off her port bow.

The ship was not suffered no casualties. During the initial landings, three air attacks came close enough to be a threat to Blue Ridge, but veered off in the face of heavy anti-suicide swimmers and small fast suicide boats. To combat this threat, a patrol boat was kept circling Blue Ridge and all shipboard security patrols were strengthened. On 13 January 1945 Chief Storekeeper H. G. Williamson reported on board Blue Ridge, he was an escaped prisoner of war, having been captured by the Japanese on 18 January 1942, while attached to the Naval Air Station at Cavite. He had remained in hiding near San Fabian since then. Williamson was returned to duty at the Naval Base and Blue Ridge departed Lingayen Gulf on 15 January 1945; the ship continued to serve as Vice Admiral Barbey's flagship at San Pedro Bay and Subic Bay until 8 June 1945. Two days Blue Ridge was underway for Saipan and to Pearl Harbor when she became the flagship of Rear Admiral Jerauld Wright, Commander Amphibious Group Five on 30 June 1945.

She hauled down his flag on 20 July and entered the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for alterations and repairs. Blue Ridge departed Pearl Harbor on 8 September 1945 and reached Buckner Bay, Okinawa, on 22 September; that afternoon, she hoisted the flag of Rear Admiral Ingolf N. Kiland, Commander Amphibious Group Seven; the ship got underway on 21 October to serve as a command ship at Tsingtao, arriving 24 October 1945. Rear Admiral Kiland shifted his flag to USS Wa

Shri Tilbhandeshwar Mahadev Mandir

Shri Tilbhandeshwar Mahadev Mandir known as Tilbhandeshwar Mahadev Mandir and Tilbhandeshwar Mandir, is one of the oldest and most famous temples in the holy city of Varanasi. This temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Tilbhandeshwar Mandir is believed to be constructed in 18th century. Shri Tilbhandeshwar Mahadev Mandir was constructed in the 18th century; the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated in Pandey Haveli, next to Bengali Tola Inter College. It is believed that the Shiv Ling in the temple emerged by itself 2,500 years ago and increases every year by the size of a "til". Presently the Shiv Ling is 3.5 feet in height and the diameter of the base is 3 feet. It is believed that Mata Sharda had spent some days in this temple. Shri Tilbhandeshwar Mahadev Mandir is situated in Pandey Haveli, adjacent to Bengali Tola Inter College, 500 meters East of river Ganga, 3.2 kilometers North of Banaras Hindu University and 1.5 kilometers South-West of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir. Mrityunjay Mahadev Mandir Hindu temples in Varanasi