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American Academy of Dramatic Arts

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts is a private performing arts conservatory with two locations, one in Manhattan and one in Los Angeles. The academy offers an associate degree in occupational studies and teaches drama and related arts in the areas of theater and television. Students have the opportunity to audition for the third-year theater company. Students can transfer completed credits to another college or university to finish a bachelor's degree if they choose; the oldest acting school in the English-speaking world, the academy in New York City was founded in 1884 by Franklin Haven Sargent, a graduate of Harvard University and professor of speech and elocution at his alma mater. Sargent's vision was to establish a school to train actors for the stage, its first home was the original Lyceum Theatre on. In 1963, the school moved to its current home, a landmark building designed by the American Renaissance architect Stanford White for the Colony Club. In 1974, the academy opened another campus in Pasadena, which made it the only professional actor-training school in both major centers of American entertainment.

The Los Angeles campus moved from Pasadena to Hollywood in 2001 in a new building next to the site of the former studios of Charlie Chaplin. The academy remains dedicated to training professional actors, it offers a two-year program. Auditions are held at the end of the second year for the third-year company; as well as training for the theatre, it now offers courses in film and television, providing a structured, professionally oriented program that stresses self-discovery, self-discipline and individuality. Students who graduate in New York receive an Associate of Occupational Studies degree. Students from New York and Los Angeles can get a Bachelor of Arts degree from selected universities. Numerous students of the academy have gone on to careers in the entertainment industry. Alumni of The Academy have been nominated for 317 Emmy's and 94 Tony's. Among the notable people who attended the AADA are: B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W Z Notable faculty include: Official website

Bantayan Airport

Bantayan Airport is an aerodrome serving Bantayan Island in the province of Cebu in the Philippines. The airport is located in the municipality of Santa Fe 3.9 nautical miles from the centre of Bantayan municipality. It is classified as a community airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. Since the beginning of 2018 the management of the airport has move from CAAP to Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority. Bantayan Airport is a small community airstrip with a paved runway but no services; the largest handling capacity is something like a Dash‑7. The concrete runway is 900 m long and 40 m wide, as well as a small terminal; the terminal shed was erected in 2003, along with two security fences and the airport gate, as part of an airport improvement program initiated by the CAAP. As of June 2013 there is doubt about the future of the airport. CAAP wishes to cease funding it; however President Aquino, who flew into Bantayan airport for his first island visit in February 2014, is interested in the development of the airport.

In October 2015 meanwhile, a private entrepreneur tried to appropriate it. In February 2015 it was reported that initial work was under way on the construction project to build new airports at Bantayan and Camotes; the initial project phase is to determine a suitable location for the new airport, implying that it may be at an different location on the island. From mid-November 2017 CAAP stopped operation of Bantayan airstrip, due to the airport's dilapidated state. In January 2018 the authority to manage the airport in Bantayan Island transferred from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines to the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority

Montana District Courts

Montana District Courts are the state trial courts of general jurisdiction in the U. S. state of Montana. Montana District Courts have original jurisdiction over most civil cases, civil actions involving monetary claims against the state, criminal felony cases, naturalization proceedings, probate cases, most writs, they may hear certain special actions and proceedings, oversee a narrowly-defined class of ballot issues. Montana District Courts have limited appellate jurisdiction regarding cases that arise in Justice Courts, City Courts, Municipal Courts as well as Judicial review of decisions by state administrative law tribunals that fall under the Montana Administrative Procedures Act. District Court judges are elected in nonpartisan elections for six-year terms. Mechanisms exist for removing judges for misconduct, for filling vacancies between elections. There are 56 District Courts organized into 22 judicial districts, but only 46 District Court judges. Workload is a serious issue in the District Courts, which are assisted in their administrative tasks by a District Court Council.

Montana became a state in 1889. A state constitution was drafted in 1884, which established a system of courts: A supreme court, district courts, county courts, justices of the peace, municipal courts such as the legislature might see fit to create. Four judicial districts were created, each with a district court. National politics delayed Montana's statehood, however, in part because a significant number of other territories were all seeking statehood. Statehood for Montana was stymied because Montana voters of the day overwhelmingly favored the Republican Party; the Democratic-controlled United States House of Representatives blocked Montana statehood to retain the status quo balance of power in Congress. The impasse was broken in 1888 when the Democratic Party amended its platform to favor the statehood of Republican-controlled territories, the Republican Party amended its platform to favor the statehood of Democratic-controlled territories. At the 1889 Montana state constitutional convention, delegates retained nearly all the language of the 1884 constitution.

However, county courts were jurisdiction for probate given to district courts. The number of district courts was expanded to eight from four; the 1889 constitution limited the creation of inferior courts only in state-incorporated cities or towns. The jurisdiction of district courts was specified somewhat in detail, included both felonies and misdemeanors not otherwise assigned to another court. District courts acted as an intermediate court of appeals, could not hear cases de novo. Impeachment powers were vested in the Montana Senate. In 1972, Montana held a constitutional convention to revise its state constitution. Under the new constitution, District Courts now had jurisdiction only over criminal felonies, while criminal misdemeanors were handled by City Courts, Justice of the Peace Courts, Municipal Courts. No longer was the legislature required to establish inferior courts only in incorporated cities or towns, the District Courts were required to hear appeals de novo; the new constitution authorized the legislature to establish a right to appeal the decisions of state agencies directly to district courts.

Impeachment powers were changed as well. Now the Montana Senate and the Montana House of Representatives jointly vested with impeachment powers; the entire legislature could now specify the criteria for impeachment, establish whatever tribunal it wished, provide for the procedures for impeachment. District Courts in Montana have both appellate jurisdiction; each District Court's process extends to all parts of the state, the District Courts are courts of record. Article VII, Section 4 of the Constitution of Montana establishes the jurisdiction of Montana District Courts. District Courts have original jurisdiction in all criminal felony cases, all civil and probate matters, cases at law and in equity, civil actions involving monetary claims against the state, misdemeanors not falling under the jurisdiction of another court, special actions or proceedings not otherwise provided for by law. District Courts have concurrent original jurisdiction with the justice of the peace courts over misdemeanors committed concurrently with a felony, misdemeanors arising from a reduction in the charge of felony, misdemeanors found during trial in a District Court.

District Courts have the power to issue writs and naturalize citizens. District Courts have the power to enforce the decisions of the Montana Water Court arising within their judicial district. Except as otherwise provided for by law, District Courts act as appellate courts for inferior courts, must hear cases de novo. Justices of the Peace Courts are not "courts of record", why District Courts must try "the matter anew, the same as if it had not been heard before and as if no decision had been rendered." Appeals from City Courts and Municipal Courts which are, by law, defined as "courts of record" are the two exceptions, such appeals are limited to a review of the record and questions of law. According to legal experts Larry M. Elison and Fritz Snyder, none of the pre-1972 Montana Supreme Court rulings regarding District Courts appear relevant today. Nearly all these cases dealt with narrow interpretative issues, such as the equity jurisdiction of District Courts and the development of extraordinary writs.

These cases reflect the narrow jurisdi

My Man and I

My Man and I is a 1952 American drama film directed by William Wellman, about an ambitious Mexican immigrant farm laborer, who falls in love with an alcoholic waitress despite being pursued by the beautiful wife of his boss. The film's sets were designed by the art director James Basevi. Chu Chu Ramirez, a farm laborer from Mexico who works as a grape picker in California, has become an American citizen and is determined to better himself. While his cousin Manuel and his friends and Willie, spend their pay on gambling and women, Chu Chu buys new clothes and an encyclopedia; when grape season ends, Chu Chu takes a job clearing land for Ansel Ames on Ames' farm near Sacramento. Ames and his wife are having marital problems, the lonely Mrs. Ames, who regards Chu Chu with contempt as a "foreigner," becomes attracted to Chu Chu over time. Chu Chu is friendly and kind to her but does not return her affections and rejects her attempt to seduce him. Instead, Chu Chu is drawn to Nancy, a troubled waitress with a drinking problem whose former husband, a test pilot, was killed in a crash.

Chu Chu puts up his prized possession, a letter from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to get money for Nancy and asks her to be his girl although she protests that he should not waste his time on a "wino" like herself. Meanwhile, Chu Chu has finished his work for Ames and receives his paycheck, but when Chu Chu goes to cash the check, the bank refuses payment; when Chu Chu confronts Ames about the bad check, Ames threatens him with a shotgun. Chu Chu is promised his pay within sixty days, he plans to marry her as soon as he receives his pay. However, at the end of the sixty days, when Chu Chu again attempts to collect his pay, Ames attacks him, causing Chu Chu to knock him down and leave. Ames and his wife argue and Mrs. Ames tells her husband that Chu Chu is worth ten of him, causing Ames to hit her, she falls into a gun rack and a gun goes off, striking Ames in the shoulder. The Ameses falsely accuse Chu Chu of shooting Ames, he is arrested. After learning that Nancy has attempted suicide in Los Angeles, Chu Chu escapes from jail to rush to her side.

At Chu Chu's trial, both Ames and Mrs. Ames repeat the false claim that Chu Chu shot Ames, he is found guilty although the jury requests and the judge grants a light sentence. Chu Chu will lose his citizenship for being a convict, something he considers a "fate worse than death." Feeling that injustice has been done, Chu Chu's cousin and friends camp just outside the Ames property, staring at the Ameses, playing Mexican songs and doing other things that remind the Ameses of Chu Chu. Nancy, still ill and accuses Mrs. Ames of destroying Chu Chu before she collapses and is rushed to the hospital; the Ameses attempt to reconcile with each other and realize that they must tell the truth that Chu Chu did not shoot Ames though they will be charged with perjury. After their confession, Chu Chu reunites with Nancy at the hospital. According to MGM records the film earned $469,000 in the US and Canada and $216,000 elsewhere, making a loss to the studio of $563,000. My Man and I on IMDb My Man and I at TCMDB

Catherine Frot

Catherine Frot is a French actress. A ten-time César Award nominee, she won the awards for Best Actress for Marguerite and Best Supporting Actress for Family Resemblances, her other films include La Dilettante and Haute Cuisine. Frot was born in Paris, the daughter of an engineer and a mathematics teacher, her younger sister, Dominique, is an actress. Catherine demonstrated comic talent at an early age, enrolled in the Versailles conservatory when she was fourteen and still at school. In 1974, she began her education at the Rue Blanche school and afterwards took up full-time studies at the conservatory. In 1975, Frot appeared at the Festival d'Avignon with the Compagnie du Chapeau Rouge which she founded with the help of others. From on, Catherine put all her energy into theatre performances in roles such as the Présidente de Tourvel in the play Les Liaisons dangereuses in 1987, she performed in a number of classical plays such as La Cerisaie, directed by Peter Brook in 1982, La Mouette directed by Pierre Pradinas in 1985.

In films, Frot won the César Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 1996, for playing Yolande,'the sweet silly wife of a provincial bully' in Cédric Klapisch's Un air de famille and was funny and moving as a wealthy, rebellious nuisance in La Dilettante. In 7 ans de mariage, she played a prudish banker and mother, drawn by her bored, sexually frustrated husband into the world of Parisian "clubs échangistes", she is an officer of the Ordre national du Mérite. Catherine Frot on IMDb Portrait of Catherine Frot

Strategic information system

Strategic information systems are information systems that are developed in response to corporate business initiative. They are intended to give competitive advantage to the organization, they may deliver a product or service, at a lower cost, differentiated, that focuses on a particular market segment, or is innovative. Strategic information management is a salient feature in the world of information technology. In a nutshell, SIM helps businesses and organizations categorize, store and transfer the information they create and receive, it offers tools for helping companies apply metrics and analytical tools to their information repositories, allowing them to recognize opportunities for growth and pinpoint ways to improve operational efficiency. The concept of SIS was first introduced into the field of information systems in 1982-83 by Dr. Charles Wiseman, President of a newly formed consultancy called "Competitive Applications," who gave a series of public lectures on SIS in NYC sponsored by the Datamation Institute, a subsidiary of Datamation Magazine.

The following quotations from the preface of the first book establishes the basic idea behind the notion of SIS: "I began collecting instances of information systems used for strategic purposes five years ago, dubbing them "strategic information systems". But from the start I was puzzled by their occurrence. At least theoretically I was unprepared to admit the existence of a new variety of computer application; the conventional view at the time recognized only management information systems, management support systems, the former used to satisfy the information needs and the latter to automate basic business processes of decision makers.... But as my file of cases grew, I realized that the conventional perspective on information systems was incomplete, unable to account for SIS; the examples belied the theory, the theory in general blinded believers from seeing SIS. Indeed, some conventional information systems planning methodologies, which act like theories in guiding the systematic search for computer application opportunities, exclude certain SIS possibilities from what might be found."

"This growing awareness of the inadequacy of the dominant dogma of the day led me to investigate the conceptual foundations, so to speak, of information systems. At first, I believed that the conventional gospel could be enlarged to accommodate SIS, but as my research progressed, I abandoned this position and concluded that to explain SIS and facilitate their discovery, one needed to view uses of computer technology from a radically different perspective." "I call this the strategic perspective on information systems. The chapters to follow present my conception of it. Written for top executives and line managers, they show how computers can be used to support or shape competitive strategy." Strategic Information Systems Planning: A Review. Somendra Pant and Cheng Hsu 1995 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, May 21–24, Georgia Kichan Nam, S. Rajagopalan, H. Raghav Rao, A. Chaudhury, A two-level investigation of information systems outsourcing, Communications of the ACM, v.39 n.7, p. 36-44, July 1996 Thompson SH Teo, Yujun Pian, A contingency perspective on internet adoption and competitive advantage, European Journal of Information Systems, v.12 n.2, p. 78-92, June 2003 Bruce R. Lewis, Terry Anthony Byrd, Development of a measure for the information technology infrastructure construct, European Journal of Information Systems, v.12 n.2, p. 93-109, June 2003 John Mendonca, Organizational impact of information technology: a leadership course for IT, Proceedings of the 5th conference on Information technology education, October 28–30, 2004, Salt Lake City, UT, USA Kun Chang Lee, Sangjae Lee, In Won Kang, KMPI: measuring knowledge management performance and Management, v.42 n.3, p. 469-482, March 2005 Youlong Zhuang, Albert L. Lederer, A resource-based view of electronic commerce and Management, v.43 n.2, p. 251-261, March 2006 Kit F. Pun, Clement K. Sankat, Man-Yin R. Yiu, Towards formulating strategy and leveraging performance: a strategic information systems planning approach, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, v.28 n.2/3, p. 128-139, April 2007 Robert M. Brown, Amy W. Gatian, James O. Hicks, Jr. Strategic information systems and financial performance, Journal of Management Information Systems, v.11 n.4, p. 215-248, March 1995 William R. King, Thompson S. H. Teo, Key dimensions of facilitators and inhibitors for the strategic use of information technology, Journal of Management Information Systems, v.12 n.4, p. 35-53, March 1996 Rajiv Sabherwal, William R. King, An empirical taxonomy of the decision-making processes concerning strategic applications of information systems, Journal of Management Information Systems, v.11 n.4, p. 177-214, March 1995 Hong-Mei Chen, Pauline J. Sheldon, Destination information systems: design issues and directions, Journal of Management Information Systems, v.14 n.2, p. 151-176, September 1997 W. David Wilde, Paul A. Swatman, Federal government policy and community objectives in regional telecommunications: a SISP-based study of Ballarat, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, v.1 n.1, p. 16-31, April 2006 Mohsen Akbarpour Shirazi, Javad Soroor, An intelligent agent-based architecture for strategic information system applications, Knowledge-Based Systems, v.20 n.8, p. 726-735, December, 2007 Rodrigo Magalhaes, A context-based dynamic capability perspective of IS/IT organisatio