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Arms and the Man

Arms and the Man is a comedy by George Bernard Shaw, whose title comes from the opening words of Virgil's Aeneid, in Latin: Arma virumque cano. The play was first produced on 21 April 1894 at the Avenue Theatre and published in 1898 as part of Shaw's Plays Pleasant volume, which included Candida, You Never Can Tell, The Man of Destiny. Arms and the Man was one of Shaw's first commercial successes, he was called onto stage after the curtain. Amidst the cheers, one audience member booed. Shaw replied, in characteristic fashion, "My dear fellow, I quite agree with you, but what are we two against so many?"Arms and the Man is a humorous play that shows the futility of war and deals comedically with the hypocrisies of human nature. The play takes place during the 1885 Serbo-Bulgarian War, its heroine, Raina Petkoff, is a young Bulgarian woman engaged to Sergius Saranoff, one of the heroes of that war, whom she idolizes. On the night after the Battle of Slivnitza, a Swiss mercenary soldier in the Serbian army, Captain Bluntschli, climbs in through her bedroom balcony window and threatens to shoot Raina if she gives the alarm.

When Russian and Bulgarian troops burst in to search the house for him, Raina hides him so that he won't be killed. He asks her to remember that "nine soldiers out of ten are born fools." In a conversation after the soldiers have left, Bluntschli's pragmatic and cynical attitude towards war and soldiering shocks the idealistic Raina after he admits that he uses his ammunition pouches to carry chocolates rather than cartridges for his pistol. When the search dies down and her mother Catherine sneak Bluntschli out of the house, disguised in one of Raina's father's old coats; the war ends, the Bulgarians and Serbians sign a peace treaty. Raina's father and Sergius both return home. Raina begins to find Sergius both foolhardy and tiresome. Sergius finds Raina's romantic ideals tiresome, flirts with Raina's insolent servant girl Louka, engaged to Nicola, the Petkoffs' manservant. Bluntschli unexpectedly returns so that he can give back the old coat, but so that he can see Raina. Raina and Catherine are shocked when Major Petkoff and Sergius reveal that they have met Bluntschli before and invite him to stay for lunch.

Left alone with Bluntschli, Raina realizes that he sees through her romantic posturing, but that he respects her as a woman, as Sergius does not. She reveals that she left a photograph of herself in the pocket of the coat, inscribed "To my chocolate-cream soldier", but Bluntschli says that he didn't find it and that it must still be in the coat pocket. Bluntschli gets a telegram informing him of his father's death: he must now take over the family business, several luxury hotels in Switzerland. Louka tells Sergius that Raina protected Bluntschli when he burst into her room and that Raina is in love with him. Sergius challenges Bluntschli to a duel, but Bluntschli avoids fighting and Sergius and Raina break off their engagement, with some relief on both sides. Major Petkoff discovers the photograph in the pocket of his old coat. After Bluntschli reveals the whole story to Major Petkoff, Sergius proposes marriage to Louka. While Raina is now unattached, Bluntschli protests that—being 34 and believing she is 17—he is too old for her.

On learning that she is 23, he proposes marriage and proves his wealth and position by listing his inheritance from the telegram. Raina, realizing the hollowness of her romantic ideals, protests that she would prefer her poor "chocolate-cream soldier" to this wealthy businessman. Bluntschli says that he is still the same person, the play ends with Raina proclaiming her love for him and Bluntschli, with Swiss precision, both clearing up the major's troop movement problems and informing everyone that he will return to be married to Raina two weeks from that day. George Orwell said that Arms and the Man was written when Shaw was at the height of his powers as a dramatist. "It is the wittiest play he wrote, the most flawless technically, in spite of being a light comedy, the most telling." Orwell says that Arms and the Man wears well—he was writing 50 years later—because its moral—that war is not a wonderful, romantic adventure—still needs to be told. His other plays of the period well written, are about issues no longer controversial.

For example, the theme of Mrs. Warren's Profession, which so shocked audiences at the time, was that the causes of prostitution are economic, hardly big news today, the play Widowers' Houses was an attack on slum landlords, who are now held in such low esteem that the matter is hardly controversial; the first Broadway production opened on 17 September 1894 at New York City's Herald Square Theatre. Since there have been six Broadway revivals, two of which are listed below; the most prestigious London revival was directed by John Burrell for The Old Vic Company at the New Theatre, which opened on 5 September 1944, starring Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton, Joyce Redman, Laurence Olivier. "Olivier thought Sergius a humbug, a buffoon, a blackguard, a coward,'a bloody awful part' until Tyrone Guthrie said he would never succeed in the role until he learned to lov

Ready PAC

Ready PAC Ready for Hillary, was a super PAC created to draft Hillary Clinton for the 2016 U. S. presidential election. Ready for Hillary did not engage in television advertising; the PAC was founded by Allida Black. Ready for Hillary supporters included Gavin Newsom, Jennifer Siebel, James Carville, Harold M. Ickes, Senator Claire McCaskill, Congressman Tim Ryan, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, Jeremy Bird, Mitch Stewart, space technology entrepreneur Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux, reality TV personality & former White House staffer to President Donald Trump Omarosa Manigault and George Soros. Senior advisors to the group included Craig T. Smith, Tauscher, Tracy Sefl, Shirley Franklin, Connor Shaw, Mark Alexander, Michael Trujillo; the group operated the Hillary Bus tour in both 2014 and 2015, which started with efforts made during Clinton's book tour for her memoir, Hard Choices, visited many locations. On April 12, 2015, Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for president.

In turn, Ready for Hillary began winding down operations and, in compliance with federal election law, altered its name from'Ready for Hillary' to simply'Ready PAC'. The PAC closed shortly thereafter and some staff members were hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign. Ready for Hillary co-founder and former Clinton staffer Adam Parkhomenko served as Ready for Hillary's executive director; the PAC was chaired by co-founder Allida Black, a former professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and Eleanor Roosevelt scholar. Houston trial lawyers Steve and Amber Mostyn and Espirit founder Susie Tompkins Buell served as founding co-chairs of the PAC's National Finance Council. On June 2013, Democratic operatives and former Obama campaign aides Jeremy Bird and Mitch Stewart joined the PAC. In October 2013, George Soros signed onto the PAC as a co-chair of the National Finance Council. Soros donated $25,000 to the PAC. Ready for Hillary set a limit of $25,000 for individual donations "even though superPACs may raise unlimited funds."

Ready for Hillary raised over $4 million in 2013, $1.25 million of which came in the first half of the year. 98% of Ready for Hillary's 33,631 donations in 2013 were $100 or less. In both 2014 and 2015, the organization created a Hillary Bus campaign, with a grassroots campaign bus aimed at getting voters excited for her candidacy; the Washington Post ran an article noting the peculiar situation of having "a campaign bus before there is a campaign". The Ready PAC's campaign made many stops in conjunction with Clinton's book tour for the work Hard Choices, their bus visited college campuses across the country in conjunction with College Democrats chapters or local student groups. On April 12, 2015, Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for president. Ahead of Clinton's announcement, Ready for Hillary experienced a surge in donations. Ready for Hillary filed an amended statement of organization with the Federal Elections Commission to revise its name to'Ready PAC', since federal election law mandates that "no unauthorized committee shall include the name of any candidate in its name."

Co-founder Adam Parkhomenko vacated his executive position to join Clinton's official campaign as Director of Grassroots Engagement. Toward the end of May, the Clinton campaign acquired Ready for Hillary's email list. In late 2015, former Ready for Hillary communications director Seth Bringman published a book about the organization, titled: "Ready for Hillary: The Official, Inside Story of the Campaign before the Campaign." Super PAC Official Site

Dick Moores

Richard Arnold Moores was an American cartoonist whose best known work was the comic strip Gasoline Alley, which he worked on for nearly three decades. Moores was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on December 12, 1909. After graduating from high school in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he attended Fort Wayne Art School, he received a year of training at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts before spending five years working for Chester Gould on Dick Tracy. While working for Gould in Chicago, he married Gretchen, a musician, he met Frank King while in Chicago, sharing a studio with him while drawing his own strip from 1936 to 1942: known as Jim Hardy, it focused on a cowboy supporting character and his horse, Paddles. That was followed by 14 years working on Disney comics, inking the Mickey Mouse comic strip, drawing the Uncle Remus and His Tales of Br'er Rabbit strip and Scamp, a short period in the 1950s at Western Publishing drawing funny animal comic books; the best known of these is the Mickey Mouse story "The Wonderful Whizzix", which some regard as the inspiration for the Disney's The Love Bug.

Moores moved to Florida when he was hired by Frank King in 1956 to assist him on the Gasoline Alley dailies. King's former assistant Bill Perry had taken over doing the Sunday strip in 1951. Moores' signature began to appear on the strip in 1964, when King died in 1969, Moores assumed writing and drawing duties for the daily strip; when Perry retired in 1975, Moores added the Sunday strip to his workload and combined the stories into one continuing story. Moores relocated near North Carolina, where he spent the rest of his life. In his years, Moores composed stories, penciled faces and sketched the action, sent the strips to another artist for inking, such as his assistant, Jim Scancarelli, who took over the strip upon his death. Moores died of kidney failure. Although in other strips, children would mature into adults, Gasoline Alley was the first comic strip in which adults aged. Allison "Skeezix" Wallet started out at a foundling left on bachelor Walt's doorstep in 1921, grew up to fight in the Pacific during WWII, married Nina Clock, they had a daughter, Clovia, in 1949, who married Slim, a mechanic at Skeezix's Gasoline Alley garage.

Moores introduced local events into the comic strip. At the same point that Fort Wayne residents were trying to raise money to save a grand old theatre, the Embassy, from the wrecker's ball, to restore it, the characters in Gasoline Alley were trying to do the same with their Emboyd Theatre. Many Fort Wayne residents were unaware that their theatre had been called the Emboyd, named after Emma Boyd, daughter of the owner. Gasoline Alley had strong characters. Joel was always with his mule, Rufus carried his cat under his arm. A Doberman Pinscher and a Great Dane comically shared Slim and Clovia's too-small apartment. One memorable story introduced a baby donkey with a forked tail, which the neighbors accuse of being a demon. While the Los Angeles Times speculated that the use of animal characters may be due to his Disney experience, Moores did not market as Disney did, though Frank King licensed a Clovia doll and held a contest to name Clovia. Moores said. "I use Walt to create homey situations and for anybody who's feeling his age to identify with," Moores said two months before his death.

"He's the father figure. He's. He's the one I go to when I want to pull the strip together." Moores received the National Cartoonists Society Story Comic Strip Awards for 1973, 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1985, their Reuben Award for 1974 for his work on this strip

Otay Ranch High School

Otay Ranch High School is a high school located in Chula Vista, California. Otay Ranch High School serves the Chula Vista developments of Otay Ranch and Rancho Del Rey. Otay Ranch High School was built in 2003 as a part of the Sweetwater Union High School District and first opened to 9th and 10th graders and accommodated 11th and 12th graders. Otay Ranch High School opened to relieve overcrowding from surrounding schools such as San Ysidro High School and Eastlake High School, it serves students living in both the Otay Rancho del Rey developments. The former principal of the school was Jose Brosz, he was principal of the school from its beginning and was succeeded by former Rancho del Rey middle school principal Anna Pedroza following the conclusion of the 2016-2017 school year. The demographic breakdown of the 2,789 students enrolled for the 2012-2013 school year was: Male - 1.7% Female - 1.3% Native American/Alaskan - 0.2% Asian/Pacific islander - 22.3% Black - 4.7% Hispanic - 60.2% White - 8.4% Multiracial - 4.2%In addition, 22.7% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.

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Christ Taking Leave of his Mother (Lotto)

Christ Taking Leave of his Mother is an oil on canvas painting by Lorenzo Lotto, dated to 1521 and now in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin. It has several similarities with the small Christ Taking Leave of his Mother by Correggio now in London, it is signed and dated "Laurentjo / Lotto Pictor / 1521", the same year as the artist's Santo Spirito Altarpiece and San Bernardino Altarpiece for Elisabetta Rota, a noblewoman from Bergamo, shown at the bottom right of the painting. She was the wife of Domenico Tassi, who himself commissioned a St Jerome and a Nativity from Lotto - the latter shows a portrait of Tassi and it and the Berlin work originally formed a pair; the scene of Christ saying farewell to the Virgin Mary before setting off for Jerusalem to be crucified is popular in devotional literature although it does not appear in the Gospels. The composition of these two figures is based on that of an Annunciation. Mary is supported by female saints and John the Apostle, whilst saints Peter and James the Great are shown to the left

Nova Gorica Grammar School

Nova Gorica Grammar School is a coeducational nondenominational state secondary general education school for students aged between 15 and 19. It falls under the gymnasium type of schools equivalent to preparatory schools in Anglo-American contexts. Located in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, it is considered among the best secondary schools in Slovenia. Many notable personalities attended the schools, including two Prime Ministers of Slovenia, the current President of Slovenia, it was established after the annexation of the Slovenian Littoral to the Yugoslavia in September 1947. It was located in the nearby town of Šempeter pri Gorici. In 1952, it was transferred to a suburb of the town of Nova Gorica, in 1960 to the current location in the centre of the town. Many prominent people have attended the Nova Gorica Grammar School since its founding. Among them were: Evgen Bavčar, photographer Kostja Gatnik, illustrator Dean Komel, philosopher Jana Krivec, chess grandmaster Branko Marušič, historian Tomaž Marušič, lawyer and politician, Minister of Justice of Slovenia Tomaž Mastnak, political scientist and columnist Iztok Mlakar, actor and songwriter Katja Perat, poet Borut Pahor, current President of Slovenia Senko Pličanič, lawyer and politician, current Slovenian Minister of Justice and Administration Vojteh Ravnikar, architect Uroš Seljak, cosmologist, a professor of physics at University of California, Berkeley Dušan Šinigoj, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia Mitja Velikonja and cultural anthropologist Igor Vidmar, rock musician Boštjan Vuga, architect Saša Vuga, writer Danilo Zavrtanik, physicist Samuel Žbogar and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia Pavel Zgaga and politician, Minister of Education of Slovenia