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Camille Claudel

Camille Claudel was a French sculptor who died in relative obscurity, but has gained recognition for the originality and quality of her work. Claudel is known for such sculptures as The Waltz, The Mature Age, others; the national Camille Claudel Museum in Nogent-sur-Seine opened in 2017, the Musée Rodin in Paris has a room dedicated to her works. Camille Claudel was born in Fère-en-Tardenois, Aisne, in northern France, the first child of a family of farmers and gentry, her father, Louis-Prosper Claudel, dealt in mortgages and bank transactions. Her mother, the former Louise-Athanaïse Cécile Cerveaux, came from a Champagne family of Catholic farmers and priests; the family moved to Villeneuve-sur-Fère. Her younger brother Paul Claudel was born there in 1868. Subsequently, they moved to Bar-le-Duc, Nogent-sur-Seine, Wassy-sur-Blaise, although they continued to spend summers in Villeneuve-sur-Fère, the stark landscape of that region made a deep impression on the children. Camille moved with her mother and younger sister to the Montparnasse area of Paris in 1881.

Her father remained behind. Claudel was fascinated with stone and soil as a child, as a young woman she studied at the Académie Colarossi, one of the few places open to female students, she studied with sculptor Alfred Boucher. In 1882, Claudel rented a workshop in Paris with Jessie Lipscomb, Emily Fawcett and Amy Singer, the daughter of John Webb Singer, whose foundry in Frome, made large-scale bronze statues that are familiar today. Several prominent Frome works are in London, including the Boadicea group on the Embankment, which graces the lawn in front of the Houses of Parliament, the figure of Justice atop the Old Bailey. General Gordon on his camel at Chatham Barracks was cast in Frome, as were the eight lions that form part of the Rhodes Memorial in Cape Town. Claudel visited the families of her fellow sculptors. All of these English friends had studied at the South Kensington Schools – that would become the Royal College of Art – before moving to Paris to be at the Academie Colarossi, where they had all met.

Claudel prolonged her stay with Singer's family in Frome. Alfred Boucher had become Claudel's mentor, provided inspiration and encouragement to the next generation of sculptors such as Laure Coutan. Claudel was depicted by Boucher in Camille Claudel lisant, she sculpted a bust of her mentor. After teaching Claudel and the other sculptors for over three years, Boucher moved to Florence. Before he left he asked Auguste Rodin to take over the instruction of his pupils. Rodin and Claudel met, their artistic association and the tumultuous and passionate relationship soon began. Claudel became a source of inspiration for him, she acted as his model, his confidante, his lover. She never lived with Rodin, reluctant to end his 20-year relationship with Rose Beuret. Knowledge of the affair agitated her family her mother, who detested her for not being a boy and never approved of Claudel's involvement in the arts; as a consequence, Claudel left the family home. In 1892, after an abortion, Claudel ended the intimate aspect of her relationship with Rodin, although they saw each other until 1898.

Le Cornec and Pollock state that after the sculptors' physical relationship ended, she was not able to get the funding to realise many of her daring ideas - because of sex-based censorship and the sexual element of her work. Claudel thus had to either depend on Rodin, or to collaborate with him and see him get the credit as the lionised figure of French sculpture, she depended on him financially after her loving and wealthy father's death, which allowed her mother and brother, who disapproved of her lifestyle, to maintain control of the family fortune and leave her to wander the streets dressed in beggars' clothing. Claudel's reputation survived not because of her once notorious association with Rodin, but because of her work; the novelist and art critic Octave Mirbeau described her as "A revolt against nature: a woman genius." Her early work is similar to Rodin's in spirit but shows imagination and lyricism quite her own in the famous The Waltz. Louis Vauxcelles states that Claudel was the only sculptress on whose forehead shone the sign of genius like Berthe Morisot, the only well-known female painter of the century, that Claudel's style was more virile than many of her male colleagues'.

Others, like Morhardt and Caranfa, saying that their styles had become so different, with Rodin being more suave and delicate and Claudel being vehement with vigorous contrasts, which might have been one reason for their break up, with her becoming his rival. Claudel's onyx and bronze small-scale, it has a decorative quality quite different from the "heroic" feeling of her earlier work. After Rodin saw Claudel's The Mature Age for the first time, in 1899, he reacted with shock and anger, he and stopped his support for Claudel. According to Ayral-Clause, Rodin might have put pressure on the ministry of fine arts to cancel the funding for the bronze commission; the Mature Age is interpreted as an allegory of the three stages of life: the man who represents Maturity is drawn into the hands of the old woman who represents Old Age and Death, while the young woman who represents Youth tries to save him. Her brother interpreted it as an allegory of her break with Rodin. Angelo Ca

Grégor Beugnot

Grégor "Grég" Beugnot is a former French professional basketball player and a current professional coach. During his playing career, he played at the point guard position. In his professional playing career, Beugnot played with the following clubs: Champagne Châlons Reims Basket, Asnières Basketball, Sporting Club Moderne Le Mans, Cercle Saint-Pierre de Limoges, Paris Racing Basket. Beugnot was a member of the senior French national basketball team. With France, he played at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, at the 1989 EuroBasket. During his professional coaching career, Beugnot has been the head coach of some of the following clubs: Paris Racing Basket, Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne, Pallacanestro Varese, Élan Sportif Chalonnais. 5× French League Champion: French Federation Cup Winner: 3× French League All-Star Game French Leaders Cup Winner: FIBA Saporta Cup Champion: 5× French Federation Cup Winner: 4× French League Best Coach: French Leaders Cup Winner: French League Champion: Beugnot's father, Jean-Paul, his brother, Éric, were professional basketball players. Olympics Profile FIBA Profile Coaching Profile FIBA Europe Coaching Profile French League Coaching Profile

Norway at the 1912 Summer Olympics

Norway competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. 190 competitors, 188 men and 2 women, took part in 58 events in 14 sports. Ferdinand Bie — Athletics, Men's Pentathlon Men's Team — Gymnastics Alfred Larsen, Johan Anker, Nils Bertelsen, Halfdan Hansen, Magnus Konow, Petter Larsen, Eilert Falch-Lund, Christian Staib, Arnfinn Heje and Carl Thaulow — Sailing, Men's 12m class Thoralf Glad, Thomas Aas, Andreas Brecke, Torleiv Corneliussen and Christian Jebe — Sailing, Men's 8m class Gudbrand Skatteboe, Ole Sæther, Østen Østensen, Albert Helgerud, Olaf Sæther and Einar Liberg — Shooting, Men's Team free rifle Men's Team — Gymnastics Claus Høyer, Reidar Holter, Max Herseth, Frithjof Olstad and Olaf Bjørnstad — Rowing, Men's coxed fours, inriggers Engebret Skogen — Shooting, Men's 300m military rifle, three positions Molla Bjurstedt — Tennis, Women's singles outdoor Three divers, all men, represented Norway, it was Norway's debut in diving. None of the three divers reached the final in any of their events.

Rankings given are within the diver's heat. Five swimmers, including one woman, competed for Norway at the 1912 Games, it was the nation's debut in swimming. None of the Norwegian swimmers advanced to the finals, with Johnsen's sixth-place finish in his 400-metre freestyle semifinal the best result of the Games. Ranks given for each swimmer are within the heat. MenWomen 23 athletes represented Norway, it was the nation's third appearance in the sport as well as the Olympics. Ferdinand Bie, who had won the silver medal in the pentathlon, was awarded gold after Jim Thorpe was disqualified; when Thorpe was reinstated in 1982, Bie retained his gold medal in the event and became co-champions with Thorpe. Bie's medal was the only one was the nation's first athletics gold medal. Arne Halse, who had held Norway's best athletics result with a silver medal in the 1908 javelin throw, placed 7th in the javelin and 5th in the two-handed version of the event. Norway had two fourth-place finishes, in the triple jump and team cross country.

Ranks given are within that athlete's heat for running events. Six cyclists represented Norway, it was the first appearance of the nation in cycling. Birgir Andreasen had the best time in the time trial, the only race held; because only three Norwegian cyclists finished the time trial, the team received no ranking in the four-man team competition. DressageJumping Seven fencers represented Norway, including the only Norwegian fencer who had competed in 1908, it was the second appearance of the nation in fencing. None of the Norwegian fencers were able to advance past the quarterfinal round. Quarterfinals Consolation tournament Forty-six gymnasts represented Norway, it was the second appearance of the nation in gymnastics. Norway had teams in two of the three team events. In the free system the Norwegian team took first place to earn the country's first gymnastics gold medal; the team finished last in the Swedish system, taking the bronze medal. Norway had two competitors in the first Olympic pentathlon competition.

Paaske finished 13th among the 22 finishers, while Norby was among the ten pentathletes who did not finish. Twenty four rowers represented Norway, it was the nation's second appearance in rowing. The Norwegians took the bronze medal in the inriggers coxed fours competition. Eighteen sailors represented Norway, it was the nation's second appearance in sailing. Each of the Norwegian boats found an utter lack thereof. Two of the three boats won each race in their respective classes to take gold medals without any need for race-offs; the third boat, on the other hand, placed fifth in both of its two races and did not score a single point. Twenty eight shooters competed for Norway, it was the third appearance of the nation in shooting, which Norway had contested each time the nation appeared at the Olympics. The Norwegian shooters won a pair of medals—a silver in the team free rifle and Skogen's bronze in the three positions military rifle; this was a comparatively disappointing result, as the Norwegians had taken a pair of gold medals and a bronze in 1908 and four total medals in 1900.

Seven tennis players, including one woman, represented Norway at the 1912 Games. It was the nation's debut in tennis. Despite a combined record of 1–10 by the Norwegian tennis players, Bjurstedt took a bronze medal after receiving byes through to the semifinals in the women's outdoor singles, her win in the bronze medal match after being defeated in the semi gave Norway its first tennis medal. MenWomenMixed Norway was represented by nine wrestlers in its second Olympic wrestling appearance. Lofthus's 11th-place finish was the best; the team went a combined 8–18. Bergvall, Erik. "The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912". Adams-Ray, Edward. Wahlström & Widstrand. Retrieved 14 February 2010. International Olympic Committee results database

The 61 F.C. (Luton)

The 61 Football Club is a football club based in Luton, England. The club is affiliated to the Bedfordshire County Football Association, they have reached the Second Round of the FA Vase twice in their history. They are members of the Spartan South Midlands League Division Two, they have a reserve team that plays in the Spartan South Midlands League Reserve Group Two, a third team who play in the Luton District and South Beds League Division One. The club was named after the year of its foundation; the team joined the Hellenic League Division Two in 1972 switching to the South Midlands League Division One a year later. They won the league in 1980–81 and gained promotion to the Premier Division in which they finished runners-up in 1982–83; the club was relegated to Division One in 1998 and further relegated to Division Two in 2004 due to ground grading issues. They won the league in 2008 -- 09, again due to ground grading. Kingsway Rec is a basic ground situated just off the A505 between Luton and Dunstable, hemmed in by housing.

It has a small, functional clubhouse. There are no floodlights at the venue. South Midlands League Premier DivisionRunners-up 1982–83 South Midlands League Division One Champions 1980–81 Spartan South Midlands League Division Two Champions 2008–09 Best league performance: 2nd in South Midlands League Premier Division, 1982–83 Best FA Cup performance: never entered Best FA Vase performance: 2nd round, 1983–84 and 1988–89 Official website

Guan Tianlang

Guan Tianlang is a Chinese amateur golfer. Guan qualified for the 2013 Masters Tournament by winning the 2012 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Thailand. On 12 April 2013, he became the youngest player to make the cut in PGA Tour history and play in 2013 Masters. At 14 years, 5 months of age, Guan is the youngest to make the cut in a major championship; the youngest was Italian Matteo Manassero, who did it at the 2009 Open Championship at 16 years, 2 months. Before the tournament, Guan played practice rounds with Ben Crenshaw and Tiger Woods, both of whom were full of praise for the youngster. Woods said, "It's frightening to think. I mean, that's just frightening. It's exciting that I have inspired kids to play and not just here in the States but in China and around the world."Speaking of the experience, Guan said, "Each time I play with him I feel a lot better and give myself some confidence and it's good. He told me a lot. We enjoyed it on the golf course."Guan was given the first slow play penalty since Grégory Bourdy at the 2010 PGA Championship.

Two weeks he played in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans as a result of a sponsors exemption given to him by Zurich when he won the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. Guan made the cut on the number thanks to rounds of 72 and 69; however he finished dead last in the field. In a 2014 interview with, Guan reflected on his experience at the 2013 Masters. "I enjoyed every second of it," Guan says of his experience at Augusta, where he finished 58th. "After it was over, it was a little bit overwhelming, but it didn't take me too long to go back to a normal life."He's been playing with the golf team of the University of Arizona since 2017. 2012 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship LA = Low amateur Eisenhower Trophy: 2012 Masters' player bio

Before Night Falls (film)

Before Night Falls is a 2000 American biographical romantic drama directed by Julian Schnabel. The film is based on both the autobiography of the same name by Reinaldo Arenas—published in English in 1993—as well as Jana Boková's 1990 documentary Havana; the screenplay was co-written by Lázaro Gómez Carriles and Cunningham O'Keefe. The film stars Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, Olivier Martinez, Andrea Di Stefano, Santiago Magill and Michael Wincott; the film had its world premiere at the 2000 Venice International Film Festival. In the film, Arenas is born in Oriente in 1943 and raised by his single mother and her parents, who soon move the entire family to Holguín. After moving to Havana in the sixties to continue his studies, Reinaldo begins to explore his ambitions, as well as his sexuality. After receiving an honorary mention in a writing contest, Arenas is offered the chance to publish his first work. Through his work and friendships with other gay men, Arenas manages to find himself; the political climate in Cuba becomes dangerous, in the early seventies Arenas is arrested for sexually assaulting minors, for publishing abroad without official consent.

In the next decade, he is in and out of prison and failing to leave the country several times. In 1980, Arenas leaves Cuba for the US, starting a new life with his close friend Lazaro Gomez Carriles. A few years Arenas is diagnosed with AIDS, after spending several years suffering he dies in 1990. Javier Bardem as Reinaldo Arenas Olivier Martinez as Lázaro Gómez Carriles Johnny Depp as Bon Bon / Lt. Víctor Héctor Babenco as Virgilio Piñera Andrea Di Stefano as Pepe Malas Santiago Magill as Tomás Diego John Ortiz as Juan Abreu Manuel González as José Lezama Lima Francisco Gattorno as Jorge Camacho Marisol Padilla Sánchez as Margarita Camacho Michael Wincott as Herberto Zorilla Ochoa Pedro Armendáriz Jr. as Reinaldo's Grandfather Sean Penn as Cuco Sanchez Najwa Nimri as Fina Zorilla Ochoa Diego Luna as Carlos Cy and Olmo Schnabel as Reinaldo's classmates Vito Maria Schnabel as Teenage Reinaldo Lola Schnabel as Girl with keys Stella Schnabel as Valeria Jack and Esther G. Schnabel as Mr. and Mrs. Greenberg Olatz López Garmendia as Mrs. Arenas Julian Schnabel got the idea of making Before Night Falls after making Basquiat.

Bardem spent one-and-a-half months in New York City with Arenas's best friend, Lazaro Gomez Carriles, taking two hours a day to study how Arenas walked and talked. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 73% approval rating based on 98 reviews and an average rating of 6.8/10. The site's consensus states: "An impressionistic, fragmented look at Reinaldo Arenas, Before Night Falls' imagery manages to evoke a sense of the writer's artistry, Bardem's strong performance holds the film together. A biopic done well." Metacritic reports an 85 out of 100 rating based on 26 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". Roger Ebert gave the film 3.5 stars out of 4, stating, "One is reminded a little of the Marquis de Sade, as portrayed in Quills. It was never what they wrote, but that, standing outside convention, taunting the authorities, inhabiting impossible lives, they wrote at all." Peter Travers from Rolling Stone awarded the film a full five out of five stars, writing, "In uniting to honor Arenas and Schnabel create something extraordinary."

The film opened in eight venues on December 22, 2000, earned $85,230 in its first weekend, ranking #34 in the North American box office. The film received a wide release on February 23, 2001. Before Night Falls grossed $4.2 million in the US and $4.3 million overseas for a worldwide total of $8.5 million from an estimated $20 million budget. 2000: Venice International Film Festival: Silver Lion – Jury's special award: Julian Schnabel2000: Venice International Film Festival: Coppa Volpi: Javier Bardem 2000: National Board of Review Award for Best Actor:Best Actor: Javier Bardem 2000: National Board of Review: Top Ten Films 2000: National Board of Review Awards: Freedom of Expression 2000: Political Film Society Award for Exposé 2000: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Actor: Javier Bardem 2000: Academy Awards: Best Actor: Javier Bardem Before Night Falls on IMDb Before Night Falls at AllMovie Before Night Falls at Box Office Mojo Before Night Falls at Rotten Tomatoes Before Night Falls at Metacritic