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Art Babbitt

Arthur Harold Babitsky, better known as Art Babbitt, was an American animator, best known for his work at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He received over 80 awards as an animation director and animator, developed the character of Goofy. Babbitt worked as an animator or animation director on films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio and Dumbo, among others. Outside of Disney, he animated The Wise Quacking Duck for Leon Schlesinger Productions. Babbitt was born to a Jewish family in Omaha, Nebraska in the Little Bohemia section of town near the Bohemian Cafe restaurant, but moved to Sioux City, Iowa after he finished kindergarten; when his hard-working father had an accident on duty and became paralyzed as a result, Art decided to move to New York to take on the role of breadwinner. Art Babbitt began his career in New York City working for Paul Terry's Terrytoons Studio, but in the early 1930s he moved to Los Angeles followed by his fellow Terrytoon colleague Bill Tytla, secured a job animating for the Walt Disney Studio, expanding at the time.

Babbitt began his career at Disney as an assistant animator, but his talent was spotted and he was soon promoted to animator. His first important work was a drunken mouse in the short "The Country Cousin", which won an Academy Award for the studio. At the Disney Studio, Babbitt animated the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a job described by Disney animator Andreas Deja as "one of the toughest assignments" on the film. While he was working on Snow White he met his first wife, Marjorie Belcher, a dance model whose live-action performance was used as reference material by the animators for the role of Snow White. On the film Pinocchio, Babbitt animated the character of Geppetto, became a directing animator. Of all Disney's films, Pinocchio was the feature which Babbitt most admired, which he regarded as the finest achievement of the studio during the "Golden Age" of animation. Babbitt animated the characters of the Dancing Mushrooms and Vulcan in Fantasia. On the feature film Dumbo, Babbitt was again made a directing animator, animated the character of the stork.

When animating the stork, he made him resemble Sterling Holloway. Babbitt is credited with developing the character of Goofy, a character which he described in the 1987 documentary film "Animating Art": "He was someone who never knew how stupid he was, he thought long and before he did anything, he did it wrong". During the 1930s Babbitt rose to become one of Disney's best-paid artists, enjoyed a lavish lifestyle despite the austerity of the Great Depression: "I was living the Life of Riley. I didn't realize. I was earning a good salary. I had two servants, a large house, three cars. You know, what in the world was I going to do with three cars?"However, despite this prosperity, in 1940 he and his wife Marjorie were divorced. Despite being one of the highest paid animators at Disney, Babbitt was sympathetic to the cause of lower echelon Disney artists seeking to form a union. Most of the strikers were in-betweeners, cel painters, other less-well paid employees, who in 1941 began industrial action in pursuit of better working conditions.

As a top animator, Babbitt was one of few well-paid artists to join the strike, he became one of the strike leaders. One morning, as Disney drove through picketing workers on his way to the studio, Babbitt heckled him through a bullhorn. Disney exited his car to confront him, a fistfight was only prevented by the intervention of others. For his part in the strike, Babbitt earned Walt Disney's enmity. Disney was forced to re-hire Babbitt after the strike was over, along with many other strikers, but by the two men hated one another. Babbitt worked with director Jack Kinney, another "Goofy man", as Disney began to look for ways to be rid of Babbitt. "If he gets in your way, let me know", Disney said to Kinney. Babbitt was fired more than once but was re-instated, taking his case all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States, winning a handsome settlement. After serving with the Marines in the Pacific in World War II, Babbitt returned to Disney for a time, following an "unfair labor practices" suit brought by Babbitt against Disney.

Disney was forced to rehire him after the war. Along with some other former Disney strikers, Babbitt left Disney and went to join the United Productions of America, a new studio which pioneered a modern, simplified form of animation, he worked on many of their famous award-winning shorts, including the lead character Frankie in "Rooty Toot-Toot", won many awards. In the 1950s he was part owner of Quartet Films, where he worked on television commercials, including the Cleo winning "John & Marsha" spot for Parkay Margarine, he was part of Hanna-Barbera's commercial wing. Known in the animation world as one of the art's most accomplished teachers, in 1973 Canadian animator Richard Williams brought Art Babbitt to his London studio in Soho Square to deliver a series of lectures on animation acting and technique that subsequently became famous among animators; some of Babbitt's final work was on the characters King Nod and Phido, the vulture, in Williams' film The Thief and the Cobbler. He animated the Camel with Wrinkled Knees in William's Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure.

In 1991 Disney Company chief Roy E. Disney, the nephew of Walt, contacted Art Babbitt and they ended the long feud. Art's former rivals, the pro-Walt animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, gave Art a warm and moving eulogy at his funeral s

1935–36 Coppa Italia

The 1935–36 Coppa Italia was the 3rd edition of the tournament and the first led to its conclusion since 1922. 98 teams took part to this competition, which included a first phase, with elimination rounds reserved to Serie B and C teams, a final phase, where the 16 winners of the first phase met 16 Serie A teams. All the matches were played in a single leg with eventual replays under the model of the FA Cup, homefields were decided by drawing except for the final match in Genoa; the trophy was won by Torino, which defeated 5–1 Alessandria in the final match, played at the Marassi Stadium in Genoa on June 11, 1936. Winning the cup, Torino gained the qualification to the 1936 edition of the Mitropa Cup. 64 Serie C teams in 4 Zone. Replay matches * Pescara withdrew which qualified both Alma Juventus Fano and Mantova for the second round. Replay match. Replay matches. Legend: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio–La Storia 1898–2004, Panini Edizioni, September 2005

Psyche (Locke)

Psyche is a semi-opera in five acts with music by Matthew Locke to a libretto by Thomas Shadwell with dances by Giovanni Battista Draghi. It was first performed at Dorset Garden Theatre, London on 27 February 1675 by the Duke's Company with choreography the French dancing-master Saint-André. Stage machinery was by the scenery by Stephenson; the work is loosely based on Jean-Baptiste Lully's 1671 tragédie-ballet Psyché. According to Peter Holman, Psyche was "the first semi-opera written from scratch." It requires a large orchestra. Holman believes Locke composed it in response to the visit to Britain of a French opera company under the direction of Robert Cambert, which performed the opera Ariane, ou le mariage de Bacchus at the Drury Lane Theatre in March, 1674. Locke had produced his first semi-opera, The Tempest, in the same year and was eager to follow up its success with Psyche. Despite the theatre charging treble the price for tickets and the lavish staging, it was not as great a financial triumph.

As a contemporary, John Downes, wrote:The long expected Opera of Psyche came forth in all her Ornaments. This opera was splendidly set out in Scenes, it had a Continuance of Performance about 8 Days together, it prov'd beneficial to the Company. Psyche helped establish the genre of semi-opera in England. Locke published his music from both The Tempest and Psyche under the title The English Opera, omitting Draghi's dances. For his recording of the work, Philip Pickett orchestrated some of Draghi's harpsichord pieces to fill in these gaps. Singing roles include: Venus, Pyracmon, River God, Chief Priest, Mars, Pan, Pluto, Bacchus, Nymphs; the plot, complicated, follows the Classical legend of Cupid and Psyche. Thomas Duffet parodied the work in his play Psyche Debauch'd, performed at Drury Lane in 1675, it is mentioned in Dryden's satire on Shadwell, Mac Flecknoe. Psyche Catherine Bott, Christopher Robson, Paul Agnew, Michael George, New London Consort conducted by Philip Pickett Shirley Strum Kenny The British Theatre and the Other Arts: 1660-1800 The Viking Opera Guide ed. Amanda Holden Gramophone magazine: review of Pickett's recording by Jonathan Freeman-Attwood

Mohamed Rahmat

Mohamed bin Rahmat was a Malaysian politician, former Information Minister of Malaysia. He was famously known as Mat Setia and Mat Mr Propaganda. Mohamed Rahmat was born on 4 January 1938 in Pulai near Johor, he was the Member of Parliament for the federal constituency of Pulai from 1969 to 1999 representing UMNO-Barisan Nasional. He was appointed for a short time as the ambassador to Indonesia with a ministerial rank from 1982 to 1984. Rahmat was appointed as the Secretary-General of both the party of United Malays National Organisation from 1988 to 1996 and the ruling coalition of Barisan Nasional from 1988 to 1999. Rahmat has served as the Minister of Information two times during the administration of two different Prime Ministers: under Tun Hussein Onn from 1978 to 1982 and Mahathir Mohamad from 1987 to 1999; as the Minister of Information, Mohamed introduced the "Setia Bersama Rakyat" programme, aimed at instilling patriotism among the people. One notorious account from his post in office was when he ordered rock singers to trim their long hair if they wanted to participate in programmes aired by public broadcaster Radio Televisyen Malaysia in 1992.

Among those who followed the directive were the rock groups Wings, with lead singer Awie. Mohamed Rahmat died on 1 January 2010 in Kuala Lumpur at the age of 71, three days before his 72nd birthday, his body was laid to rest at Kuala Lumpur. Several places and honours were named after him, including: Kompleks Tan Sri Mohammad Rahmat in Tampoi, Johor. Malaysia: Officer of the Order of the Defender of the Realm Commander of the Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia - Tan Sri Johor: Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Crown of Johor - Dato' Knight Grand Companion of the Order of Loyalty of Sultan Ismail of Johor - Dato' Pahang: Grand Knight of the Order of the Crown of Pahang - Dato' Indera Selangor: Knight Commander of the Order of the Crown of Selangor - Dato' Knight Grand Companion of the Order of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah - Dato' Seri Terengganu: Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Crown of Terengganu - Dato’ Seri Sarawak: Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of Sarawak - Dato Sri Malacca: Grand Commander of the Order of Malacca – Datuk Seri

Croydon High School

Croydon High School is an independent day school for girls located near Croydon, England. It is one of the original schools founded by the Girls' Day School Trust; the school was founded in 1874 in Wellesley Road just north of the centre of Croydon, the first Headmistress was Dorinda Neligan. The school was evacuated to Bradden, Northamptonshire during World War II; the present building in Old Farleigh Road, South Croydon, Surrey was opened in 1966. It has been an independent girls school aiming to educate young girls since its foundation in 1874. Girls entering the school are assigned to one of the four houses; the Japanese Saturday School of London, a weekend Japanese programme, uses the Girls' School as its Croydon Campus. Henderina Klaassen Scott, pioneer of time lapse photography in botany Dame Lilian Braithwaite DBE, actress Elsa Gye, suffragette organiser with the Women's Social and Political Union Catherine Christian and supporter of the Girl Guide movement Dame Jane Drew DBE, architect and town planner Jacqueline du Pré OBE, cellist Josephine Elder, children's author Clare Gilbert and researcher who focuses on blindness in children Jessie Gilbert, chess player Barbara Jones, artist and mural painter Elizabeth Laird, children's author Kate Evelyn Luard Decorated 1st World War nurse Sandra Howard, former model, wife of Michael Howard Perin Jamsetjee Mistri, Indian architect Susanna Reid, Good Morning Britain presenter Anneka Rice, TV presenter Dame Marion Roe DBE, Conservative politician Wendy Savage and gynaecologist Beatrice Seear, Baroness Seear, known as Nancy Seear, social scientist and politician Joanna Shapland, forensic psychologist, academic Jill Tweedie and journalist Charlotte Deane and Head of the Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford Gabrielle Bertin, Baroness Bertin, Conservative aide and life peer Susan Ma, The Apprentice contestant and founder of Tropic Skincare Past headmistresses 1874–1901 Miss Dorinda Neligan 1902–1924 Miss Marion Leahy 1925 Miss Eleanor Roper, acting headmistress 1925–1939 Miss Ella Ransford 1939–1960 Miss Margaret F. Adams 1960–1974 Miss Elsa Cameron 1974–1979 Miss Agnes McMaster 1979–1990 Miss Agnes Mark 1990–1997 Mrs Pauline Davies 1998–2007 Miss Lorna M. Ogilvie 2007–2010 Mrs Zelma Braganza 2010–2016 Mrs Debbie Leonard 2016– Mrs Emma Pattison School Website Croydon High Sports Club Profile on GDST website Profile on ISC website ISI Inspection Reports

Chanchamayo Province

Chanchamayo or Chanchamayu is a province in northern Junín Region, in central Peru. The name of the province derives from the river Chanchamayu, whose source is in the Andean Sierra and flows northwards becoming the Perené River; the province has an estimated population of 151,489, half of whom live in the provincial capital, La Merced. Another important town in the province is San Ramón; the Chanchamayo province is famous for citrus quality coffee growing. The first inhabitants of this territory were Ashaninkas; the first reported European presence in the area dates back to 1635, when Franciscan Fray Juan Jerónimo Jiménez founded the settlement of San Buena Ventura de Quimiri, three kilometres away from present-day Chanchamayo. The province is divided into six districts, each of, headed by a mayor; the districts, with their capitals in parenthesis, are: Chanchamayo San Luis de Shuaro Perené Pichanaqui San Ramón Vitoc Chiri Yaku Kuntur Muyunan Pampa Hermosa Reserved Zone