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Donald Henderson Clarke

Donald Henderson Clarke was an American writer and journalist, known for his romantic novels, mystery fiction, screenplays. Clarke was born August 24, 1887 in South Hadley and died March 27, 1958 in Delray Beach, Florida. John Ford directed many of his screenplays. Louis Beretti Also published as Louis Beretti: The Story of a Gunman. Translated into French as Louis Beret and as Un nommé Louis Beretti Translated into German as Louis Beretti Translated into Spanish as Un hombre llamado Louis Beretti Basis of his screenplay for the 1930 film, Born Reckless In the Reign of Rothstein Review, by Helen Gregory MacGill American Journal of Sociology, Sep. 1931, vol. 37, no. 2, p. 345 Millie Basis of the 1931 film Millie Impatient Virgin Translated into Czech as Nedočkavá panna: Román dívky OCLC 85513940 Translated into German as Ruth, die es nicht erwarten kann OCLC 72099467 Filmed as The Impatient Maiden Female Translated into Czech as Samička: Román ženy Basis of the 1933 film Female Young and Healthy John Bartel, Jr. Pilgrimage Basis of the 1933 film Pilgrimage Alabama Translated into Czech as Missis Alabam Kelly Lady Ann Nina Confidential Translated into French as Strictement confidentiel Millie's Daughter Basis of 1947 film Millie's Daughter and of the 1956 episode "Millie's Daughter" in Lux Video Theater A Lady Named Lou Translated into Dutch as Lou, een vrouw met temperament Tawny The Chastity of Gloria Boyd The Housekeeper's Daughter Basis of the 1939 film The Housekeeper's Daughter That Mrs. Renney.

Regards to Broadway The Regenerate Lover Murderer's Holiday translated into French as Berretti pas mort! Joe and Jennie. Kelly, etc. 青春の秘密 / Seishun no himitsu Chinese translation of?? Address mezarlık, Turkish translation of?? Born Reckless from his novel of the same name The Women Men Marry from story by Matt Taylor The Ghost Ship from story by Leo Mittler Man of the World.

2016 Humpty's Champions Cup

The 2016 Humpty's Champions Cup was held from April 26 to May 1 at the Sherwood Park Arena Sports Centre in Sherwood Park, Alberta. This was the final Grand Slam event of the 2015–16 curling season and is the seventh men's Grand Slam and the sixth women's Grand Slam of the season; the teams were split into 3 round-robin pools of 5 teams each, the top eight teams overall will qualify for the playoff round. Teams from the Winnipeg area won both the men's and women's events, with Reid Carruthers winning his first slam as a skip on the men's side and Jennifer Jones winning her 12th slam on the women's side. Both Carruthers and Jones happened to qualify for the Champions Cup by winning the same event, the DeKalb Superspiel; the teams are listed as follows: Tuesday, April 26, 7:00 pm Wednesday, April 27, 8:30 am Wednesday, April 27, 12:00 pm Wednesday, April 27, 3:30 pm Wednesday, April 27, 7:30 pm Thursday, April 28, 8:30 am Thursday, April 28, 12:30 pm Thursday, April 28, 4:00 pm Thursday, April 28, 7:30 pm Friday, April 29, 8:30 am Friday, April 29, 12:30 pm Friday, April 29, 4:00 pm Friday, April 29, 7:30 pm Saturday, April 30, 9:00 am Saturday, April 30, 5:00 pm Saturday, April 30, 8:30 pm Carruthers wins his first Slam as a skip in a rare second extra end.

Sunday, May 1, 6:00 pm The teams are listed as follows: Tuesday, April 26, 7:00 pm Wednesday, April 27, 8:30 am Wednesday, April 27, 12:00 pm Wednesday, April 27, 3:30 pm Wednesday, April 27, 7:30 pm Thursday, April 28, 8:30 am Thursday, April 28, 12:30 pm Thursday, April 28, 4:00 pm Thursday, April 28, 7:30 pm Friday, April 29, 8:30 am Friday, April 29, 12:30 pm Friday, April 29, 4:00 pm Friday, April 29, 7:30 pm Saturday, April 30, 12:30 pm Saturday, April 30, 8:30 pm Sunday, May 1, 2:30 pm The Champions Cup will involve 15 men's and 15 women's winners on the Pinty's GSOC season plus champions from select events, including the Tim Hortons Brier, Scotties Tournament of Hearts, World/Regional Championships, other ranked competitive events on the World Curling Tour. The winning teams at the events listed below will receive invites to the Champions Cup. For Men's Qualifying, the top 3 ranked WCT event winners will be invited. For Women's Qualifying the top 4 ranked WCT event winners will be invited.

In the event a team wins more than one qualifying event, the winner of the next highest ranked World Curling Tour event based on Strength of Field Multiplier, that has not qualified through another path, will be invited to complete the 15-team lineup. Note: World Curling Tour events shown are the 6 highest ranked that have winners not qualified through other routes. Note: World Curling Tour events shown are the 6 highest ranked that have winners not qualified through other routes. Official website

Water supply in Sierra Leone

Water supply in Sierra Leone is characterized by limited access to safe drinking water. Despite efforts by the government and numerous non-governmental organizations, access has not much improved since the end of the Sierra Leone Civil War in 2002, stagnating at about 50% and declining in rural areas. In the capital Freetown, taps run dry, it is hoped that a new dam in Orugu, for which China committed financing in 2009, will alleviate water scarcity. With a new decentralization policy, embodied in the Local Government Act of 2004, responsibility for water supply in areas outside the capital was passed from the central government to local councils. In Freetown the Guma Valley Water Company remains in charge of water supply. A 2005 report says, it continues to say that there is a lack of trust between non-governmental organizations and the public water company Salwaco, "suspicious to NGOs". A decision by Salwaco to use only German Kardia hand pumps was controversial, since they are more than twice as expensive as the India Mark II pumps preferred by many NGOs.

According to the numbers released by JMP in 2017, 58% of the population has access to at least basic water and 15% of the population has access to at least basic sanitation. However, estimating the number of people with access to safe drinking water in a developing country is a challenging task. Since drinking water quality is not tested for a representative sample of households through the entire country, there are no reliable data on the share of drinking water, safe. National household surveys ask questions about the type of water source used. House connections, yard connections and handpumps that are located within 1 km are classified as what is called an improved water source. Open wells, unprotected springs, rivers and ponds are not considered improved water sources. In Sierra Leone, according to a national survey carried out in 2006, 84% of the urban population and 32% of the rural population had access to an improved water source; those with access in rural areas were served exclusively by protected wells.

The 68% of the rural population without access to an improved water source relied on surface water, unprotected wells and unprotected springs.20% of the urban population and 1% of the rural population had access to piped drinking water in their home. Since national household surveys are not carried out on an annual basis, more recent survey data than those of 2006 were not available as of March 2010. Compared to the 2000 survey access has increased in urban areas, but has declined in rural areas because facilities have broken down because of a lack of maintenance. Access to an improved water source does not give an indication about whether water supply is continuous. For example, in Freetown taps were running dry for most of the year in 2009. People collected water in containers wherever they can and those who can afford it install water tanks on their houses; the fire brigade used its trucks to sell drinking water. There were fights between firefighters and employees of the Guma Water Company, responsible for water supply in Freetown, sometimes resulting in deaths.

Sierra Leone is endowed with abundant water resources, including seven major rivers: the Kolenté, Rokel, Sewa and Mano. There are substantial groundwater resources. However, water is scarce during the dry season: only 11-17 percent of the annual river discharge occurs between December and April, with minimum discharge in April. Freetown example; the main source of piped water for Greater Freetown, an urban agglomeration of about two million, is the Guma dam located in the Western Area Forest Reserve. It supplies 83 million liters a day entering the city from the West where the more affluent areas are located. A new dam, the Orugu dam, would provide an additional 75 million liters per day in its initial phase, entering the city from the East where the poorest areas are located. According to a study by the consulting firm Atkins and Oxfam the dam “is the answer to the water supply crisis in Freetown”. In 2009 the Chinese government announced it would provide a US$28.8 million concessional loan to build the dam.

Prewar history. By the early 1980s there were only 64 piped water systems serving about 30,000 people out of a population of about 3.5 million. In rural areas, where 78% of the population lived, access to water supply increased from only 10% to 45% during the 1980s through the installation of handpumps. A joint study by the WHO and the World Bank recommended the introduction of cost recovery and the establishment of a national water company; as a result, a law was passed in 1988 that introduced the principle of cost recovery and established the Sierra Leone Water Company. Water tariffs were introduced in urban areas as flat rates, i.e. rates that were independent of consumption and without metering for residential customers. Only for commercial customers and public institutions meters were installed and bills began, in principle, to be based on consumption; the Civil War. The Sierra Leone Civil War - which erupted in 1991, escalated in 1996-98 and ended in 2002 - was a tremendous setback for the country.

More than 50,000 people were killed, many more were mutilated and 2.5 million people became refugees inside or outside the country. The social fabric of the country was damaged with child soldiers having committed atrocities and families disrupted. Water supply infrastructure fell into disrepair or was damaged, institutions broke down and access to an improved water source declined to 15%; the progress made during the 1980s was lost and the cou

A. Ramachandran

Achutan Ramachandran Nair, popularly known as A. Ramachandran, is an Indian painter, born in 1935 in Attingal, Kerala. In 2005, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour, for outstanding service to the nation, and in 2002, he was elected a Fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi. In 1957, he obtained his master's degree in Malayalam literature, but art had remained a continuing interest since childhood, he joined Kala Bhavan and completed his education in art in 1961 studying under masters like Ramkinkar Baij, Benode Behari Mukherjee. Between 1961 and 1964, he did his doctoral thesis on Kerala mural painting. By the mid-60s, he had moved to Delhi and in 1965 he joined Jamia Millia Islamia as a lecturer in art education, he became a professor in the same department and was attached to the university until his voluntary retirement in 1992. In 1991, he was appointed honorary chairman of Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, in 2005 became Professor Emeritus at Jamia Millia Islamia University.

Ramachandran works in New Delhi. He is married to daughter of Tan Yun-Shan. Ramachandran painted in an expressionist style which poignantly reflected the angst of urban life; the paintings were large, akin to murals, comprised powerful figuration. By the 1980s however, Ramachandran's work underwent a sea-change. Urban reality was no longer a preoccupation. A tribal community in Rajasthan with its vibrant ethos gripped his imagination; the colours and forms of the murals in the Kerala temples began to influence his mode of expression. Myths became a great resource for him; the first in this new style was ‘Yayati’, a retelling of this story from the Indian epic Mahabharata. It was conceived as the inner shrine of a Kerala temple, with thirteen bronze sculptures surrounded on three sides by painted murals, 60 by 8 feet in total size; as a painter, his strong command over lines and forms create an exciting visual drama. Ramachandran's canvases are vibrant with a sense of burgeoning life; the artist's quirky sense of irony imbues his paintings with a piquancy and feeling of new discoveries.

And, as one who considered Ramkinkar Baij as his guru, Ramachandran has created sculptures which are more intriguing in formal terms than his paintings. He designed the granite bas-relief sculpture at the Rajiv Gandhi Memorial at Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, Tamil Nadu, completed in 2003, it has a height of nearly 20 feet. In 2003, the National Gallery of Modern Art organized a major retrospective of his work. A comprehensive two-volume book ‘A Ramachandran: A Retrospective’ documenting and analyzing his works was released simultaneously. Ramachandran is the author of an extensive study on Kerala temple murals, he has written many articles in English which have been translated into many languages including Japanese and his mother tongue Malayalam. A collection of his articles in Malayalam, translated by P Sudhakaran, was published by Kairali Books, Kerala. Ramachandran has published a couple of books in Malayalam. Ramachandran has written and illustrated numerous picture books for children published in India, Japan and the United States, for which he received the Noma Concours Awards of 1978 and 1980.

Some of the original illustrations from these books are on permanent display at the Museum of Children's Books at Miyazaki, Japan. Ramachandran: Art of the Muralist, Rupika Chawla, A Kala Yatra /Sista's Publication, 1994 Ramachandran, Icons of the Raw Earth, Rupika Chawla, A Kala Yatra Publication, 1998 The Art of A Ramachandran, Ella Dutta, Pocket Art Series, Roli Books, 2000 Ramachandrante Kala, P. Surendran, Kala Yatra Publication, 2001. Won the Kerala Lalita Kala Akademi's first award for art criticism. A Ramachandran: A Retrospective, R. Siva Kumar, National Gallery of Modern Art and Vadehra Art Gallery, Vols. I & II, 2003 World of the Lotus Pond, documentary feature by K. Vikram Singh, 2004 "A Ramachandran Profile and Artworks" Art of A. Ramachandran 20th Century Museum of Contemporary Indian Art: A. Ramachandran Children's Books by A. Ramachandran

Jamal Khwaja

Jamal Khwaja is a retired Indian philosopher. The philosophical work of Khwaja has two facets: an analysis of the nature and causes of philosophical disagreement, second, analysis of the religious dimension of life, with special reference to Islam. Jamal Khwaja's basic approach to philosophy and religion is irenic rather than polemical. Khwaja was born on 12 August 1926 in India in his maternal grandmother's house, his father Abdul Majeed Khwaja was a prominent lawyer and educationist and was involved in the Indian Freedom Movement under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. His grandfather Khwaja Muhammad Yusuf was a prominent lawyer hailing from Aligarh. Aligarh is situated in the central doab region of Uttar Pradesh and has played a prominent role in the history of the region. In medieval times, the famous traveller Ibn Batuta lost his life in Koil. Lord Lake captured the famous Aligarh Fort from the Scindia, after fighting the decisive Battle of Aligarh in 1804. In 1919 Abdul Majeed Khwaja gave up his flourishing legal practice at the Patna High Court in response to Mahatma Gandhi's call for non-co-operation with the colonial British Government.

He was the broader Indian struggle for independence. A. M. Khwaja was one of the founding fathers of the Jamia Millia Islamia along with Maulana Muhammad Ali, Mahatma Gandhi, Hakim Ajmal Khan and others, his grandfather, Khwaja Muhammad Yusuf was one of the earliest supporters of the Aligarh Movement under the leadership of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the founder of Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College. He donated large sums to the College Fund Committee and toured the country along with Zahoor Hussain, Zainul Abdeen. Accompanying the group were the much younger duo of Syed Mahmood, son of Sir Syed and Hamied Ullah Khan, son of Maulvi Sami Ullah Khan to raise funds for the proposed MAO College, he was very active in the affairs of the Scientific Society founded earlier in 1864 by Sir Syed. His mother's name was Begum Khursheed Khwaja, she was the eldest daughter of Muhammad Hamied Ullah the eldest surviving son of Maulvi Sami Ullah. Hamied Ullah was the first to be enrolled as a student of the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College and was the second member of the larger family of Sir Syed and Maulvi Sami Ullah to proceed to Christ's College, University of Cambridge in England for higher studies.

The first was Sir Syed's son, Syed Mahmood, who became the first ever-Indian judge of the Allahabad High Court. Hamied Ullah became Chief Justice of the Nizam's High Court at Hyderabad with the title Nawab Sarbuland Jung. Sir Syed and the much younger Maulvi Sami Ullah were relatives and close comrades; the courage, which Maulvi Sami Ullah displayed in rescuing Syed Ahmed's family from Delhi in the aftermath of the great Indian Rebellion of 1857, left a deep impression on the latter. But differences arose between the two due to some personal reasons as well as some policy matters relating to the affairs of the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College; the friends became estranged in the late 1880s. Maulvi Sami Ullah withdrew himself from Aligarh affairs and made Allahabad the focus of his educational mission through founding of the Muslim Boarding House as part of the famous University of Allahabad. Soon after the birth of Jamal Khwaja, his father moved to Allahabad, resumed his legal practice at the Allahabad High Court.

Jamal Khwaja's earliest schooling took place in Allahabad. He learnt the Quran as well as the Persian language in the traditional manner, at home, from the accomplished scholar Maulvi Haidry, he joined the prestigious Government Intermediate College, Allahabad. In 1942 his father, Abdul Majeed Khwaja had a serious heart attack. In 1943 the family moved back to the ancestral home at Aligarh, where Jamal Khwaja joined the Aligarh Muslim University the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College where many of his family members had attended or taught. After completing his M. A. in Philosophy from the Aligarh Muslim University, Jamal Khwaja obtained an honours degree from his father's old alma mater, Christ's College at the University of Cambridge, in England. He spent a year studying the German language and European existentialism at the University of Münster, in Germany. At Cambridge University he was influenced by the work of C. D. Broad and John Wisdom and his college tutor, Ian Ramsey who became Professor of Christian Religion at Oxford University and subsequently Bishop of Durham.

It was Ramsey's influence that taught Khwaja to appreciate the inner beauty and power of pure spirituality. At Cambridge he came to appreciate the value of linguistic analysis as a tool of philosophical inquiry and to combine the quest for clarity with the insights and depth of the existentialist approach to religion and spirituality. In 1953 Jamal Khwaja was appointed lecturer in Philosophy at his alma mater, Aligarh Muslim University. Before he could immerse himself in serious academic work, his family tradition of public work pulled him into a brief spell of active politics under Jawaharlal Nehru: his father's contemporary at Cambridge University and the first Prime Minister of India. Nehru was keen to rejuvenate his team of colleagues by inducting fresh blood into the Indian National Congress. Jamal Khwaja was one of the young persons, he thus became one of the youngest entrants into the Indian Parliament as an elected member of the Lok Sabha from 1957 to 1962. During his time in politics, he learned to distinguish