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Auntie Mame

Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade is a 1955 novel by American author Patrick Dennis chronicling the madcap adventures of a boy, growing up as the ward of the sister of his dead father, his Aunt Mame Dennis. The book is described as having been inspired by Dennis' real-life eccentric aunt, Marion Tanner, whose life and outlook mirrored those of Mame, but Dennis denied the connection; the novel was a runaway bestseller, setting records on the New York Times bestseller list, with more than 2 million copies in print during its initial publication. It became the basis of a stage play, a film, a stage musical, a film musical. In 1958, Dennis wrote a sequel titled Around the World with Auntie Mame; the novel was adapted for the stage by Robert E. Lee. Running from October 31, 1956 to June 28, 1958 at the Broadhurst Theatre, the original Broadway production starred Rosalind Russell in the title role; the original Broadway cast included Robert Allen as Mr. Babcock, Yuki Shimoda as Ito, Robert Smith as Beau, Polly Rowles as Vera Charles, Jan Handzlik as young Patrick and Peggy Cass as Agnes Gooch.

In 1957, both Russell and Cass were nominated for Tony Awards, Cass won the award. In December 1958, a film of the same title based on the play was released by Warner Brothers with Russell, Shimoda and Cass reprising their roles. Russell and Cass were both nominated for an Academy Award, Russell won a Golden Globe for her portrayal. In 1966, a musical version titled Mame, starring Bea Arthur, opened on Broadway. In 1974, the musical was made into a film of the same title starring Lucille Ball, Bea Arthur, Robert Preston; this film was a failure at the box office—despite breaking attendance records during its Radio City Music Hall run—and critics panned it for Ball's singing ability and thought she was not up to the part. In 2016, screenwriter Annie Mumolo told Vanity Fair that she was working on a "modern-day" adaptation of the novel as a film with Tilda Swinton as Mame. In September 2001, the book was re-released in paperback by Broadway Books, an imprint of Random House. In 2009, the Italian publisher Adelphi re-released the book, out of print for many years in its Italian translation, under the title Zia Mame.

Auntie Mame at the Internet Broadway Database Mame at the Internet Broadway Database The Classic New York of Mame Dennis Walking Off the Big Apple: A Strolling Guide to New York City

Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd

Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd is a science fiction novel in the Welsh language written by Islwyn Ffowc Elis and published by Plaid Cymru in 1957. Set in the 1950s, the narrator Ifan Powel takes part in a time travel experiment and lands in Cardiff in the year 2033, he is for 5 days is taken on a journey around Wales. He finds that Wales has secured self government and is prosperous economically, harmonious, he falls in love with the daughter of his host family and when he returns to the Wales of the 1950s his longing for her makes him want to return to 2033. The scientist conducting the experiment cautions him against this as the future is not set and Ifan may therefore encounter a different future if he travels again, but after Ifan begs for his help he agrees to send Ifan back. However, when Ifan returns he finds a different Wales. In this dystopian future, the Welsh language has died out and traces of Welsh identity have all but disappeared. Indeed the country's name has been changed to "Western England".

Violence and social tensions are commonplace. Ifan only stays here for two days in order to look for Mair, but when he finds her he discovers that her name in this future is Maria, she has no memory of him. After returning to the present for the second time, the scientist explains to Ifan that both scenarios that Ifan encountered are possible for Wales and that it is up to the Welsh people which one comes to pass; this converts Ifan into a Welsh nationalist and he swears to do everything within his power to ensure that the Wales that he visited first is the one that will be realised. The novel is significant in the history of Welsh-language literature in that it was the first major science fiction work for adults to be written in the Welsh language, but it has been argued that the fact that it is a blatant work of political propaganda diminishes its literary value to an extent. In 2017 Gareth Glyn composed an opera based on the novel with the libretto by Mererid Hopwood. In 2019 the novel was translated into English by Stephen Morris, who has initiated a crowdfunding campaign to finance its publication.

Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd has been the subject of various critical appraisals: Johan. "Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd - unwaith eto". Taliesin: 24–30.published in English as "The Future on Repeat". Skriftserie for litteraturvitenskap ved Universitetet i Oslo: 40–48. 1995. Davies, Grahame. "Beginnings: New Media and the Welsh Language". North American Journal of Welsh Studies. North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History. 5. Jones, Craig Owen. "'Magnifique, n'est-ce pas?': Representations of Wales and the world in Islwyn Ffowc Elis's Wythnos Yng Nghymru Fydd". Almanac: Welsh Writing In English. Parthian. 13

Li'l Ol' Groovemaker...Basie!

Li'l Ol' Groovemaker... Basie! is a 1963 album by the Count Basie Orchestra released by Verve Records. The music was arranged by Quincy Jones. All tracks composed by Quincy Jones "Li'l Ol' Groovemaker" – 2:48 "Pleasingly Plump" – 4:03 "Boody Rumble" – 3:36 "Belly Roll" – 2:29 "Count'Em" – 5:21 "Nasty Magnus" – 6:04 "Dum Dum" – 2:41 "Lullaby for Jolie" – 2:29 "Kansas City Wrinkles" – 5:41 The Count Basie OrchestraCount Basie – piano, Sonny Cohn, Al Aarons, Snooky Young, Fip Ricard, Don Rader - trumpet Grover Mitchell, Benny Powell, Urbie Green, Henry Coker - trombone Marshal Royal, Frank Wess – alto saxophone Frank Foster, Eric Dixontenor saxophone Charlie Fowlkesbaritone saxophone Freddie Greenguitar Buddy Catlett – double bass Sonny Paynedrums Quincy Jones - arranger

Allen's (confectionery)

Allen's is an Australian brand of confectionery products produced by Nestlé. It is best known for Minties, a soft chewable mint-flavored confectionery, their varieties of'Party Mix' lollies. Allen's was founded by a Melbourne confectioner. Employed by MacRobertson's, he commenced confectionery production in 1891 at his Fitzroy confectionery shop. By 1909, Allen's was the third largest confectionery business in Melbourne, after those of MacRobertson and Abel Hoadley, it launched as a public company in 1922 and erected a vast factory to the design of prominent Melbourne architect Joseph Plottel in South Melbourne on the banks of the Yarra River, where its animated neon sign was a local landmark up to its demise in 1987. Allen's abandoned chocolate production after World War II, however it became Australia's largest confectionery company. Allen's was purchased by UK-based Rothmans Holdings in 1985, sold to Nestlé. Allen's is the top brand of sugar confectionery in Australia. Bananas Fantales Jaffas Classic Party Mix Party Mix Retro Party Mix Jelly Beans Killer Pythons Sherbies Kool Mints'r'Snakes Alive Minties Frogs Alive Chicos Strawberries & Cream Pineapples Red Skins Milkos Freckles Jelly Tots All About Red Jungle Stretchies Sea Stretchies Peaches & Cream Milk bottlesRipe raspberrys Bursting Bees Spearmint Leaves - discontinued in 2015 due to poor sales Green Frogs - discontinued in 2015 due to poor sales Spearmint - similar to Red Skins and Milkos In October 2014, Allen's reduced the size of the'Killer Python' product in order to reduce its portion size.

It shrunk from 47 grams to 24 grams. The price of the snake was adjusted accordingly. In June 2015 the'Spearmint Leaves' and'Green Frogs' product lines were discontinued as they were not selling. Spokesperson for Allen's parent company Nestlé, Margaret Stuart, has said that the'Red Frogs' "outsell the green 10 to one". Nestlé brand website

Robert Zoellick

Robert Bruce Zoellick is an American public official and lawyer, the eleventh president of the World Bank, a position he held from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2012. He was a managing director of Goldman Sachs, United States Deputy Secretary of State and U. S. Trade Representative, from February 7, 2001 until February 22, 2005. Zoellick has been a senior fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs since ending his term with the World Bank, he is a Senior Counselor at Brunswick Group and non-executive Chairman of the Board of AllianceBernstein. Robert Bruce Zoellick was born in Naperville, the son of Gladys and William T. Zoellick, his ancestors were German and he was raised Lutheran. He graduated in 1971 from Naperville Central High School, graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1975 from Swarthmore College as an Honors history major and received his J. D. from Harvard Law School magna cum laude and a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1981.

Upon graduation from Harvard Law School, Zoellick served as a law clerk for Judge Patricia Wald on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Zoellick served in various positions at the Department of the Treasury from 1985 to 1988, he held positions including Counselor to Secretary James Baker, Executive Secretary of the Department, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Policy. During George H. W. Bush's presidency, Zoellick served with Baker, by Secretary of State, as Under Secretary of State for Economic and Agricultural Affairs, as well as Counselor to the Department. Zoellick served as Bush's personal representative or "sherpa" for the G7 Economic Summits in 1991 and 1992, he led the US Delegation to the Two Plus Four talks on German reunification. For his achievements in this role, the Federal Republic of Germany awarded him in 1992 the Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit. In August 1992, Zoellick was appointed White House Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President.

Business and politics After leaving government service, Zoellick served from 1993 to 1997 as an Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Fannie Mae. Afterwards, Zoellick was John M. Olin Professor of National Security at the U. S. Naval Academy. From 1996 to 1999, he served as director of the Aspen Strategy Group, he served as an elected member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations. From fall 1998 to May 1999, Zoellick headed the Center for International Studies, he resigned. In the 2000 presidential election campaign, Zoellick served as a foreign policy advisor to George W. Bush as part of a group, led by Condoleezza Rice, which she termed The Vulcans, after her home town of Birmingham, Alabama. James Baker designated him as his second-in-command—"a sort of chief operating officer or chief of staff"—in the 36-day battle over recounting the vote in Florida. Zoellick was named U. S. Trade Representative in Bush's first term. According to the U. S. Trade Representative website, Zoellick completed negotiations to bring China and Taiwan into the World Trade Organization.

He heavily promoted the Central American Free Trade Agreement over the objections of labor and human rights groups. Zoellick played a key role in the U. S.-WTO dispute against the European Union over genetically modified foods. The move sought to require that the European Union comply with international obligations to use science-based methods in continuing its moratorium on the approval of new genetically modified crops within the E. U. On January 7, 2005, Bush nominated Zoellick to be Deputy Secretary of State. Zoellick assumed the office on February 22, 2005. Zoellick agreed to serve as Deputy Secretary of State for not less than one year, he was seen as a major architect of the Bush administration's policies regarding China. In an important speech September 21, 2005, Zoellick challenged China "to become a'responsible stakeholder' in the international system, contributing more than in the past to help shore up the stability of the international system from which it ha benefited so greatly." In his "thoughtful and influential speech...

Zoellick argued that China had benefited from the security and prosperity created by a stable, rule-based international economic and political order. But China had contributed a disproportionally small amount to maintain that order. Zoellick recognized that one of the great challenges facing diplomats in the United States and Japan was to persuade China to do more to contribute to the global commons."In addition, Zoellick chartered a new direction in the Darfur peace process. He made four trips to Sudan during his time as Deputy Secretary, he supported expanding a United Nations force in the Darfur region to replace African Union soldiers. He was involved in negotiating a peace accord between the government of Sudan and the Sudan Liberation Army, signed in Abuja, Nigeria, in May 2006. Zoellick was seen by many as the administration's strongest voice on Darfur, his resignation catalyzed groups, such as the Ge

Mario Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano

Mario Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano was an Italian Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He served as Prefect of the Apostolic Palace from 1967 until his death, was elevated to the cardinalate in 1969. Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano was born in Piacenza to Count Camillo Nasalli Rocca and Marchioness Caterina Taffini d'Accegliano, his father died when Mario was a child, his uncle was Giovanni Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano, Archbishop of Bologna. Nasalli Rocca studied at the Pontifical Roman Seminary, Pontifical Roman Athenaeum S. Apollinare, the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy before being ordained to the priesthood on 8 April 1927, he began pastoral work in Rome, was made a canon of St. Peter's Basilica. After being raised to the rank of a Privy Chamberlain of His Holiness on 22 November 1931, he became a Domestic Prelate of His Holiness on 1 July 1949. Pope John XXIII named Nasalli Rocca as Master of the Papal Chamber the day after his election, on 29 October 1958. Upon the death of John XXIII on 3 June 1963, Nasalli Rocca and all major Vatican officials, in accord with custom, automatically lost their positions during the sede vacante.

He was confirmed as the papal majordomo by Pope Paul VI on the following 21 June. He became Prefect of the Apostolic Palace on 1 April 1967. On 11 April 1969, Nasalli Rocca was appointed Titular Archbishop of Antium by Paul VI, he received his episcopal consecration on the following 20 April from Cardinal Paolo Marella, with Archbishop Diego Venini and Bishop Alberto Scola, serving as co-consecrators, in St. Peter's Basilica. Pope Paul created Nasalli Rocca Cardinal-Deacon of S. Giovanni Battista Decollato in the consistory of 28 April of that same year, he was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the conclaves of August and October 1978, which selected Popes John Paul I and John Paul II respectively. After ten years' standing as a Cardinal-Deacon, Nasalli Rocca opted to become a Cardinal Priest, with the same titular church, on 30 June 1979, he lost the right to participate any future conclaves upon reaching age 80 on 12 August 1983. Cardinal Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano died in a Roman clinic, where he had been admitted a week earlier, at age 85.

He is buried in his native Piacenza. Catholic-Hierarchy Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church