My Love is a 2006 paint-on-glass-animated short film directed by Aleksandr Petrov, based on A Love Story by Ivan Shmelyov. Work on the film took place in Russia over a period of three years at the studio DAGO Co.. It was funded by Russia's Channel Dentsu Tec in Japan; some time after the completion of the Oscar-winning The Old Man and the Sea, Petrov returned to his hometown of Yaroslavl in Russia to work on his next film. My Love was finished in spring 2006 after three years' work and had its première at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival on August 27, where it won the Audience Prize and the Special International Jury Prize. On March 17, 2007, My Love was theatrically released at the Cinema Angelika in Shibuya by Studio Ghibli, as the first release of the Ghibli Museum Library. In January 2007, Petrov announced that the film would be released in theatres in Russia, combined with his other short films; the film's style is similar to that used in Petrov's other films and can be characterized as a type of Romantic realism.
People and landscapes are painted and animated in a realistic fashion, but there are sections where Petrov attempts to visually show a character's inner thoughts and dreams. Because of Petrov's insistence on accuracy where human emotions were concerned, about 20% of the film was made with a technique similar to rotoscoping. My Love has gathered many top awards at film festivals, was called the "undoubted leader of the festival" at the 12th Open Russian Festival of Animated Film; the Japan Media Arts Festival jury called it "indisputably a masterpiece" and at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, it was called an "exquisite impressionist vision with a poetic narrative and profound psychology". At the same time, it has faced criticism from some of Petrov's colleagues, including Ivan Maximov and Yuri Norstein, who have accused it of putting technical achievement ahead of true artistry. Mikhail Tumelya, who accepted the awards at the 12th ORFAF for Petrov, summed up the criticism in the following words, attributed to a Buddhist monk: "there are more interesting things in the world than banal perfection".
My Love was noticeably snubbed at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, receiving no awards despite being one of the "flagship" films. Some of the heaviest criticism has come from Chris Robinson, Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, who accused Petrov of wasting his talent on "trite, sentimental stories" and thanked him for not sending the film to Ottawa. 2006—11th Hiroshima International Animation Festival: "Audience Prize" and "Special International Jury Prize" 2006—International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film: "FIPRESCI Prize for Best Animation" 2006—10th Japan Media Arts Festival: "Excellence Prize" 2007—12th Open Russian Festival of Animated Film: "Grand Prix", "Best Direction" and "Best Visuals" 2007—Zolotoy Vityaz: "Best Animated Film" 2007—XVII International "Message to Man" Film Festival: "Grand Prix" 2007—Melbourne International Animation Festival: "Grand Jury Prize for Best Film", "Jury & Audience Vote" in the program "Hand Painted Panorama" 2007—Anima Mundi: Professional Jury Award for "Best Animation" 2008—80th Academy Awards:Best Animated Short Film - nominationIt was included in the Animation Show of Shows in 2006.
Homoranthus tropicus is a plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae and is endemic to tropical north Queensland. It is a shrub with curved, club-shaped leaves and white flowers in a corymbose-like arrangement on the ends of branchlets. Flowers and fruits sporadically throughout the year February to July. Homoranthus tropicus was first formally described in 1981 by Norman Byrnes from a specimen he collected north of Laura in 1975 and the description was published in Austrobaileya. Grows in northern Queensland in heath or shrubby woodland on shallow rocky soils over sandstone. Restricted distribution and considered rare by Briggs and Leigh given a ROTAP conservation code of 2R; the Australasian Virtual Herbarium – Occurrence data for Homoranthus tropicus
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is an executive department of the government of Florida. The Commissioner of Agriculture is the head of the department; the current commissioner is Nikki Fried. The Florida Constitution of 1868 provided for the creation of the Office of Commissioner of Immigration, whose duties consisted of attracting settlers to engage in agriculture; the Florida Constitution was amended in 1871 to consolidate the offices of Surveyor General and Commissioner of Immigration as the new Commissioner of Lands and Immigration. In 1885, the Constitution was revised and the Commissioner of Lands and Immigration post was renamed Commissioner of Agriculture; the duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture were revised to include supervision of the state prisons.. The Agricultural Services Reorganization Act was passed in 1959 and became effective January 15, 1961; this state law abolished some independent boards and bureaus, which were assigned to the Department of Agriculture's divisions.
These included: Administration, Animal Industry, Dairy Industry and Vegetable Inspection, Plant Industry and Standards. The State Chemist, a position that existed since 1891, was moved to the new Division of Chemistry; the Legislature created the Office of Consumer Services in 1967. The Executive Reorganization Act of 1969 renamed the Office of Consumer Services the Division of Consumer Services and the Board of Forestry the Division of Forestry; the Department of Agriculture was renamed the Department of Consumer Services. The 1992 Legislature passed Chapter 92-291 of the Laws of Florida, which formally organized the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services into the following divisions: Administration, Agricultural Environmental Services, Animal Industry, Plant Industry and Development, Dairy Industry, Food Safety and Vegetables, Consumer Services, Standards and Licensing. In addition to the above divisions, the FDACS includes separate offices for Agricultural Law Enforcement, Agricultural Water Policy, Agricultural Emergency Preparedness, the Inspector General, as well as for the Commissioner of Agriculture.
The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is headed by the Commissioner, elected statewide to a four-year term. The Commissioner is assisted in managing the Department by a Chief of Staff, three Deputy Commissioners and one Assistant Deputy Commissioner; the Department is organizated into twelve programmatic Divisions and one support Division, each headed by a Division Director. Each Division is subdivided with each headed by a Bureau Chief; the Bureaus are further subdivided into Sections. In January 2019, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services explicitly added sexual orientation and gender identity to their discrimination workplace policy. Official website Division of Consumer Services official website
Newton Jones Burkett, III, known as N. J. Burkett, is a correspondent for the largest ABC television station in the United States, he joined the Eyewitness News team in July 1989 from WFSB-TV in Hartford, where he had been a correspondent since 1986. Burkett grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey, though he describes the choice to use the initials "N. J." as arising from the efforts of his agent and a station president to make him seem less "aristocratic" and not a tribute to his home state. He attended Columbia University. Burkett is best known for his coverage of the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001, for which he shared or was awarded outright many prestigious honors, including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Emmy Award for Outstanding On-Camera Achievement from the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, he holds a BA in political science and a master's in international affairs, both from Columbia University.
In June 2016, Burkett was elected First Vice Chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences by the Academy's Board of Trustees, served in that capacity until June 2018. He served on the Academy's Executive Committee from 2014–2018 and for two terms as President of the Academy's flagship chapter in New York from 2011–2015. In May of 2019, he was elected New York Chapter President for a third time by the chapter’s Board of Governors. In September of 2019, Burkett was elected to the Board of Trustees of Newark Public Radio, the operator of WBGO-FM a not-for-profit jazz radio station in Newark, N. J. N. J. Burkett on Twitter
Monivae College is an independent Roman Catholic co-educational high day and boarding school of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart tradition located in Hamilton, Australia. It is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ballarat. Set on 48 hectares, the college was founded in 1954. Mark McGinnity has served as the College principal since January 2010. Monivae is a Missionaries of the Sacred Heart school. MSC is an "international congregation of religious priests and brothers" founded by Father Jules Chevalier in France in 1854; the Australian province of MSC, which has 140 members, was first established at the Sacred Heart Monastery, Sydney in 1897. In the mid-1940s, then-bishop of the Ballarat diocese, Bishop O’Collins, "invited the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart to open a boys-only boarding school in the heart of the prosperous Western District of Victoria". Although live-in MSC priests and brothers at Monivae were phased out in the late 1990s, in the 2016 Principal’s Report, Mark McGinnity re-affirmed Monivae’s commitment to the MSC spirit: In the spiritual domain all students from Years 7-12 now participate in a Reflection Day students need to learn the skills of being silent and reflection.
Mr Franc, the Co-Director of Faith and Mission, worked with Fr Peter Hendriks MSC, our Chaplain and his fellow Director, to provide a nurturing spiritual environment for our students. In 2016, Monivae was "the first of the MSC schools in Australia to undergo the ‘Ethos and Identity Review’ where a panel visited the College for three days and assessed using four lenses how the school was Catholic and MSC". Principal McGinnity noted the panel’s report "was positive affirming many of the good things … and encouraging all staff to attend spiritual formation courses at Douglas Park." McGinnity reported that "This year’s whole staff Spiritual Formation Day was conducted by Fr Richard Leonard SJ with an emphasis on how quality relationships in Catholic schools can form believers in our media saturated culture.". According to MSC Australia’s mission statement, "The Justice and Peace Centre drawing to the attention of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, their affiliates and co-workers, injustices where structure perpetuates violence, disadvantage and poverty in our world."
According to the Broken Rites website, which launched its sexual abuse hot-line in 1993, "some of the first calls received were from former Monivae students, describing their encounters with certain priests and brothers at Monivae College." As of 2019, two ex-Monivae live-in staff have been convicted and served jail time for indecent assault on 23 children under the age of 14 from the 1970s to 1990s. A third is facing charges in relation to an unknown number of students. Priests or brothers no longer live at Monivae. Monivae's principal, Mark McGinnity, has "apologised unreservedly to the students who were abused by Mamo while he was based at the school", Monivae has so far chosen not to participate in the National Redress Scheme. Brother Edward Mamo worked and lived at Monivae in the 1970s and 1980s as a groundsman, bus driver, hockey coach, he worked in the laundry room. In 2012, Mamo was charged with indecent assault of seven boys aged 11 to 14 at Monivae College between 1976 and 1980; the majority of the assaults occurred in the basement laundry.
Mamo pleaded guilty to all charges. In February 2013, Judge Leckie sentenced Mamo to three months jail, he was ordered to serve a minimum 18 months before becoming eligible for parole. Mamo was placed on the serious sex offenders register for life. County Court judge Julian Leckie, said Mamo had used corporal punishment as a means to indulge his "perverted sexual desire". In 2015, an additional 14 victims came forward in relation to 21 counts of indecent assault. Mamo pleaded guilty to all charges. Judge Smallwood sentenced Mamo to a minimum 12 months. According to a report in The Age, "the victims were taken into a dark basement at Monivae College in Hamilton, 290 kilometres west of Melbourne, indecently assaulted by Mamo from 1976 to 1980." In the impact statements of the victims reported in Broken Rites, "two said they had attended the school as happy and smart children but the offending had left them humiliated and introverted. One had dreamt of becoming a lawyer but had left the school a "shattered delinquent".""
Another cited "academic struggles, failed relationships and alcoholism" as downstream impacts of the abuse. "He said he felt outraged that Monivae College had never acted on the allegations against Mamo at the time, which made the school complicit in his offending." Another said he had tried to bury the memory but this lack of resolution had created "a ripple effect throughout his life. He said he now saw that this suffering didn't have to be carried into the future." Father Michael Reis was a teacher and senior administrator at Monivae for over 20 years on and off, from 1971 to the 2008. In January 2008, police arrested Reis while he was teaching at Monivae in relation to seven counts of indecent treatment of two girls aged 10 to 13 during his time teaching in Queensland; the first girl was assaulted in her Brisbane home in 1984. The following year, Reis returned to Monivae; the court was told Reis "eventually stopped his offending of his own accord because he realised his actions were wrong".
However, he relapsed in 1994. In 1999, the girls reported the assaults to the Catholic Church. According to Broken Rites, "the two girls were offered "counselling"."