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Augustus John

Augustus Edwin John was a Welsh painter and etcher. For a short time around 1910, he was an important exponent of Post-Impressionism in the United Kingdom, he was the brother of the painter Gwen John. Born in Tenby, John was the younger son and third of four children, his father was a Welsh solicitor. At the age of seventeen he attended the Tenby School of Art left Wales for London, studying at the Slade School of Art, University College London, he became the star pupil of drawing teacher Henry Tonks and before his graduation he was considered the most talented draughtsman of his generation. His sister, Gwen became an important artist in her own right. In 1897, John hit submerged rocks diving into the sea at Tenby. In 1898, he won the Slade Prize with the Brazen Serpent. John afterward studied independently in Paris where he seems to have been influenced by Puvis de Chavannes; the need to support Ida Nettleship, whom he married in 1901, led him to accept a post teaching art at the University of Liverpool.

Augustus John and his student James Dickson Innes spent two years painting in the Arenig valley around 1910 the mountain Arenig Fawr. In 2011 this period was made the subject of a BBC documentary titled The Mountain That Had to Be Painted; some time in 1910, John fell in love with the town of Martigues, in Provence, located halfway between Arles and Marseilles, first seen from a train en route to Italy. John wrote that Provence "had been for years the goal of my dreams" and Martigues was the town for which he felt the greatest affection. "With a feeling that I was going to find what I was seeking, an anchorage at last, I returned from Marseilles, changing at Pas des Lanciers, took the little railway which leads to Martigues. On arriving my premonition proved correct: there was no need to seek further." The connection with Provence continued until 1928, by which time John felt the town had lost its simple charm, he sold his home there. He was, throughout his life interested in the Romani people, sought them out on his frequent travels around the United Kingdom and Europe.

For a time, shortly after his marriage, he and his family, which included his wife Ida, mistress Dorothy McNeill, John's children by both women, travelled in a caravan, in gypsy fashion. On he became the President of the Gypsy Lore Society, a position he held from 1937 until his death in 1961. During World War I, he was attached to the Canadian forces as a war artist and made a number of memorable portraits of Canadian infantrymen; the end result was to have been a huge mural for Lord Beaverbrook and the sketches and cartoon for this suggest that it might have become his greatest large-scale work. However, like so many of his monumental conceptions, it was never completed; as a war artist, he was allowed to keep his facial hair and therefore, he and King George V were the only Army officers in the Allied forces to have a beard, apart from pioneer sergeants and those who were allowed unshaven for medical reasons. After two months in France he was sent home in disgrace after taking part in a brawl.

Lord Beaverbrook, whose intervention saved John from a court-martial, sent him back to France where he produced studies for a proposed Canadian War Memorial picture, although the only major work to result from the experience was Fraternity. In 2011, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveiled this mural at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa; this unfinished painting, The Canadians Opposite Lens, is 12 feet high by 40 feet long. Although known early in the century for his drawings and etchings, the bulk of John's work consisted of portraits; those of his two wives and his children were regarded as among his best. He was known for the psychological insight of his portraits, many of which were considered "cruel" for the truth of the depiction. Lord Leverhulme was so upset with his portrait that he cut out the head but when the remainder of the picture was returned by error to John there was an international outcry over the desecration. By the 1920s John was Britain's leading portrait painter. John painted many distinguished contemporaries, including T. E. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, W. B.

Yeats, Aleister Crowley, Lady Gregory, Tallulah Bankhead, George Bernard Shaw, the cellist Guilhermina Suggia, the Marchesa Casati and Elizabeth Bibesco. His most famous portrait is of his fellow-countryman, Dylan Thomas, whom he introduced to Caitlin Macnamara, his sometime lover who became Thomas' wife. Portraits of Dylan Thomas by John are held by the National Museum Wales and the National Portrait Gallery, it was said. One critic has claimed that "the painterly brilliance of his early work degenerated into flashiness and bombast, the second half of his long career added little to his achievement." However, from time to time his inspiration returned, as it did on a trip to Jamaica in 1937. The works done in Jamaica between March and May 1937 evidence a resurgence of his powers, amounted to "the St. Martin's summer of his creative genius". Of his method for painting portraits John explained: Early in 1901, he married his first wife, Ida Nettleship.

Ngaire Kerse

Ngaire Margaret Kerse is a New Zealand medical academic, as of 2019 is a full professor at the University of Auckland. After a 1998 PhD titled'Health promotion and older people: a general practice intervention study' at the University of Melbourne, Kerse moved to the University of Auckland, rising to full professor. In the 2020 New Year Honours, Kerse was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to seniors and health. Cameron, Ian D. Lesley D. Gillespie, M. Clare Robertson, Geoff R. Murray, Keith D. Hill, Robert G. Cumming, Ngaire Kerse. "Interventions for preventing falls in older people in care facilities and hospitals." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 12. Elley, C. Raina, Ngaire Kerse, Bruce Arroll, Elizabeth Robinson. "Effectiveness of counselling patients on physical activity in general practice: cluster randomised controlled trial." Bmj 326, no. 7393: 793. Arroll, Natalie Khin, Ngaire Kerse. "Screening for depression in primary care with two verbally asked questions: cross sectional study."

Bmj 327, no. 7424: 1144–1146. Patterson, Susan M. Cathal A. Cadogan, Ngaire Kerse, Chris R. Cardwell, Marie C. Bradley, Cristin Ryan, Carmel Hughes. "Interventions to improve the appropriate use of polypharmacy for older people." Cochrane Database of Systematic Revie

Scott Agnew

Scott Agnew, nicknamed "Aggy", is a Scottish footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for East Fife. Born in Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Agnew started his career with Rangers and represented Scotland at youth levels, but he did not make any first team appearances, he moved to Hamilton Academical in 2006, but was released in the summer of 2007. Agnew joined Alloa Athletic, where he established himself as a first team regular on the left side of midfield and became renowned as a free-kick specialist following his clever free-kicks. In May 2008, Agnew joined Ayr United on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee. Following Ayr's promotion to the First Division at the end of the 2008–09 season, limited first team opportunities, Agnew joined Alloa Athletic on a six-month loan deal. After returning from his loan spell he was loaned straight back out to Stranraer for the remainder of the 2009–10. Before joining them on a permanent basis for the 2010–11 season. Agnew impressed at Stair Park, scoring 13 goals during the 2010–11 season.

This form led to him joining Dumbarton at the end of the season. Agnew joined the club on 27 May 2011, where he became a firm fans favourite and won the club's Player of the Year award for season 2011–12 after scoring 13 goals and registering 20 assists. Agnew scored an impressive 11 goals for Dumbarton in the 2012–13 SFL First Division, all of them coming after Christmas. In May 2013, Agnew signed a new one-year deal with Ian Murray's men, he renewed his contract for another season a year later. He committed himself for another season with the Sons in May 2015 but rejected the contract offer to join relegated St Mirren. Agnew made his debut for Saints in a 3–1 Scottish Challenge Cup victory over Berwick Rangers on 25 July 2015; the midfielder made an impressive start with his new club, scoring twice in the second half of the match. He was released by St Mirren at the end of the 2015–16 season, he subsequently signed for Scottish League One side Stranraer on a two-year deal, having played for the club between 2010 and 2011.

Agnew joined East Fife in May 2018. As of 14:49, 29 December 2018 Scott Agnew at Soccerbase

Estádio Parque São Jorge

The Estádio Alfredo Schürig most known as Estádio Parque São Jorge, or Fazendinha, is a football stadium inaugurated on July 22, 1928 in São Paulo, Brazil. It can hold up to 13,969 people; the stadium is owned by Sport Club Corinthians Paulista. Its formal name honors Alfredo Schürig, president of Corinthians from 1931 to 1933. Fazendinha means Little Farm; the stadium was inaugurated on July 22, 1928, became the home ground of Corinthians in the beginning of the 1940s, when Estádio do Pacaembu was built. In 1963, the stadium was one of the 1963 Pan American Games venues, hosted in São Paulo city. During the Pan American Games, the Brazilian national team beat the American counterparts 10-0. Due to Fazendinha's low capacity, Corinthians has been playing in Pacaembu Stadium since the 1950s. During a short time, Campeonato Paulista and Copa do Brasil matches were again played at the stadium as result of a reformation done in 1992 that grew its capacity; the inaugural match was played on July 22, 1928, when Corinthians and América drew 2-2.

The first goal of the stadium was scored by Corinthians' De Maria. The stadium's attendance record stands at 27,384, set on November 4, 1962 when Santos beat Corinthians 2-1. Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001. Templos do Futebol More Pictures

Lippisch Delta IV

Alexander Lippisch's Delta IV was a continuation of his work on delta wing designs pioneered in his Delta I, Delta II and Delta III aircraft. The project began with an order from Gerhard Fieseler for a design that his company could build for him to fly in the 1932 Europarundflug air rally; the result was a unorthodox design, sporting large delta wings, an engine and propeller mounted in both the nose and tail of the plane. Fieseler built this design as the F-3 Wespe, but it proved unstable, causing Fieseler to crash it on his first flight. Further refinements were unable to correct these deficiencies, after one final crash, Fieseler abandoned the aircraft. Lippisch continued to believe that the problems were surmountable, found an ally in Professor Walter Georgii of the DFS. Georgii secured funding from the RLM to purchase the aircraft from Fieseler and work on perfecting it. At the DFS, Lippisch rebuilt the aircraft, removing the canards and the rear engine and renaming it the Delta IVa. Although this flew much better than its predecessor, it was still involved in a serious crash which led to an investigation of Lippisch's endeavours.

The RLM and the DVL concluded that the Delta series was not only dangerous, but an aeronautical dead end. Only Georgii's continued support prevented them from ordering the discontinuation of the research; the aircraft was rebuilt again, this time incorporating new aerodynamic refinements based on Lippisch's experiences with his recent Storch X glider. The new incarnation, dubbed Delta IVb proved to be a step in the right direction. Success came with a last round of changes; the aircraft was rebuilt yet again, making the sweep of its wings less severe, adding small, downturned fins at their tips. And the fuselage was lengthened somewhat, a small rudder was added to it. Now called the Delta IVc, the result was what Lippisch had been looking for. In 1936, the aircraft was taken to the Luftwaffe flight-testing centre at Rechlin where test pilot Heini Dittmar put it through its paces, gaining an airworthiness certificate for the type and an official RLM designation – DFS 39, it proved to be an stable and well-behaved design, now attracted the interest of the RLM as a starting point for "Project X" – the programme to develop a rocket-powered fighter aircraft.

This would lead to the development of the Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet. Data from Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933–1945 Vol.1 – AEG-DornierGeneral characteristics Crew: 2 Length: 5.4 m Wingspan: 9.6 m Height: 1.8 m Wing area: 13.4 m2 Empty weight: 390 kg Max takeoff weight: 600 kg Fuel capacity: 150 l fuel.

Byeman Control System

The BYEMAN Control System, or BYEMAN, was a security control system put in place to protect information about the National Reconnaissance Office and its operations. The BYEMAN Control System was put in place in 1961 by the Central Intelligence Agency. Discussions regarding BCS retirement were held as early as 2003. DNRO Peter B. Teets spoke at a 2003 NRO Town Hall meeting, mentioning that retiring the BCS would remove barriers that prevented the NRO and U. S. Intelligence Community from working together as a team; the use of BCS was so prevalent throughout the U. S. Intelligence Community, that a handful of websites were set up to direct users through the retirement process. An individual inside the CIA's Special Security Center chose the name from a random list of four words drawn from the CIA's codeword file. A byeman is a man; this is a small list of the publicly acknowledged programs that were held within the BCS: CORONA ARGON LANYARD GAMBIT HEXAGON GRAB POPPY QUILL DORIAN MELVIN UPWARD While many other NRO programs resided within the BCS, their codenames have not been made public through proper disclosure or official declassification.

By order of the Director of Central Intelligence, BYEMAN was retired on 20 May 2005. Most information held within the BCS was transitioned into the Talent Keyhole Control System. In the 1998 blockbuster movie Armageddon, a misspelling of the word, is used on a cover sheet protecting photos of the incoming asteroid