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Christopher Scarver

Christopher J. Scarver is an American convicted murderer, best known for his fatal assault on serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer at the Columbia Correctional Institution in 1994. Scarver used a 20-inch metal bar, which he had removed from a piece of exercise equipment in the prison weight room, to beat Dahmer and another convicted murderer, Jesse Anderson. Both Dahmer and Anderson died from their injuries. Scarver was sentenced to two further life sentences for the killings. Scarver was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he attended James Madison High School before dropping out in the eleventh grade. His mother forced him to leave the house because of his increasing alcoholism. Scarver was hired as a trainee carpenter in a Wisconsin Conservation Corps job program, he said that he had been promised by Edward Patts, a supervisor, that upon completion of this program he would be hired full-time, but Patts was dismissed, as a result, Scarver's full-time position never materialized. On June 1, 1990, Scarver went to the Wisconsin Conservation Corps training program office and found Steve Lohman, the supervisor who had replaced Edward Patts.

Scarver demanded money from Lohman: upon receiving only $15 from Lohman, Scarver shot him in the head. At the same time, he demanded money from site manager John Feyen. According to authorities, Scarver said, "Do you think I'm kidding? I need more money." Scarver shot Lohman twice more before Feyen ran away. Scarver was convicted and sentenced to life in prison and sent to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin, in 1992. While imprisoned, he complained of experiencing messianic delusions, was diagnosed with schizophrenia. On the morning of November 28, 1994, Scarver was assigned to a work detail with two other inmates, Jesse Anderson and Jeffrey Dahmer; when corrections officers left the three unsupervised, Scarver beat the other two men with a 20-inch metal bar that he had removed from a piece of exercise equipment in the prison weight room. When he returned to his cell early, an officer asked him. During that time two officers found Anderson. Scarver said that Dahmer had taunted other inmates by constructing "severed limbs" out of food and ketchup.

Dahmer was declared dead on arrival at the hospital. After being found competent to stand trial, Scarver received two more life sentences for these murders. In 2005, Scarver brought a federal civil rights suit against officials of the Wisconsin Secure Program Facility in which he argued that he had been subjected to cruel and unusual punishment, contrary to his constitutional rights. Scarver stated. A district court judge dismissed the suit against several of the defendants and ruled that the actions of the remaining officials could not be considered unlawful. Scarver unsuccessfully appealed the decision in 2006. Federal district court judge Barbara Crabb ordered that Scarver and about three dozen other mentally ill inmates be relocated from the Wisconsin facility. Scarver was relocated to the Centennial Correctional Facility in Colorado. In 2012, an agent representing Scarver announced that Scarver was willing to write a tell-all book about the killing of Dahmer. In 2015, Jamie Schram of the New York Post reported that Scarver had believed that Dahmer was unrepentant for his crimes.

Schram reported that Dahmer would taunt fellow inmates by shaping his prison food into severed limbs and drizzling packets of ketchup on them to simulate blood. It reported that, although Scarver had not interacted with Dahmer before killing him, he knew that Dahmer was unpopular with fellow inmates and had seen him get into several altercations with other prisoners. Scarver was reported to have said that he was revolted by Dahmer's crimes and that he carried a news article in his pocket detailing the crimes. Before murdering Dahmer, Scarver presented the newspaper clipping to him and asked him whether it was true. Scarver was reported to have said that prison staff left him alone with Dahmer because they wanted Dahmer dead and they knew that Scarver hated him. In a 2015 blog post, Scarver disputed some of these statements. Court TV's Crime Library The Child Left Behind, The Words and Poetry of Christopher J. Scarver Christopher J. Scarver blog


Euphronios was an ancient Greek vase painter and potter, active in Athens in the late 6th and early 5th centuries BC. As part of the so-called "Pioneer Group,", Euphronios was one of the most important artists of the red-figure technique, his works place him at the transition from Late Archaic to Early Classical art, he is one of the first known artists in history to have signed his work. In contrast to other artists, such as sculptors, no Ancient Greek literature sources refer to vase painters; the copious literary tradition on the arts hardly mention pottery. Thus reconstruction of Euphronios's life and artistic development—like that of all Greek vase painters—can only be derived from his works. Modern scientific study of Greek pottery began near the end of the 18th century. Interest focused on iconography; the discovery of the first signature of Euphronios in 1838 revealed that individual painters could be identified and named, so that their works might be ascribed to them. This led to an intensive study of painters' signatures, by the late 19th century, scholars began to compile stylistic compendia.

The archaeologist John D. Beazley used these compendia as a starting point for his own work, he systematically described and catalogued thousands of Attic black-figure and red-figure vases and sherds, using the methods of the art historian Giovanni Morelli for the study of paintings. In three key volumes on Attic painters, Beazley achieved a taxonomy that remains valid to this day, he listed all known painters who produced individual works of art which can always be unmistakably ascribed. Today, most painters are identified, though their names remain unknown. Euphronios must have been born around 535 BC, when Athenian art and culture bloomed during the tyranny of Peisistratos. Most Attic pottery was painted in the black-figure style. Much of the Athenian pottery production of that time was exported to Etruria. Most of the extant Attic pottery has been recovered as grave goods from Etruscan tombs. At the time, vase painting received major new impulses from potters such as Nikosthenes and Andokides.

The Andokides workshop began the production of red-figure pottery around 530 BC. The new red-figure technique began to replace the older black-figure style. Euphronios was to become one of the most important representatives of early red-figure vase painting in Athens. Together with a few other contemporary young painters, modern scholarship counts him as part of the "Pioneer Group" of red-figure painting. Euphronios appears to have started painting vases around 520 BC under the tutelage of Psiax. Euphronios himself was to have a major influence on the work of his erstwhile master, as well as on that of several other older painters, he worked in the workshop of the potter Kachrylion, under supervision of the painter Oltos. His works from this early phase show several of Euphronios' artistic characteristics: his tendency to paint mythological scenes, his preference for monumental compositions, but for scenes from everyday life, his careful rendering of muscles and movement; the latter aspects indicate a close link with Psiax, who painted in a similar style.

Apart from a few fragments, a bowl in London and one in Malibu can be ascribed to this phase of his work. The most important early vase, however, is a signed specimen depicting Sarpedon, it was only through the appearance of this vase on the international market that Euphronios' early works could be recognised and distinguished from the paintings of Oltos, credited with some works by Euphronios. Although it became common for painters to sign their best works, signatures were used in black-figure and early red-figure painting. Euphronios's earliest known works show a total control of the technical abilities necessary for red-figure vase painting. A number of technical advances which were adopted as part of the standard red-figure technique can be first seen in his work. To render the depictions of human anatomy more plastic and realistic, he introduced the relief line and the use of diluted clay slip. Depending on how it is applied, the slip can acquire a range of colours between light yellow and dark brown during firing, thus multiplying the stylistic possibilities available to the artist.

Euphronios's technical and artistic innovations were quickly influential. Although Kachylion's workshop only produced drinking bowls, Euphronios continued to work for him into his maturity, simple bowls soon failed to satisfy his artistic impulse, he began to paint other vase types working with different potters. The Villa Giulia holds two early pelikes by him; such medium-size vases offered more space for his figural paintings. A psykter now in Boston is counted among his early work, as it resembles the work of Oltos: stiff garment folds, almond-shaped eyes, a small protruding chin and ill-differentiated hands and feet. Alternatively, it could be a careless work from a phase; such problems in assigning Euphronios' works to the different periods of his activity recur for several of his vases. Although the general chronology and development of his work is well known, some of his works remain difficult to place precisely. For example, a chalice krater in the Antikensammlung Berlin, depicting young men

Izzeddin Fortress

The Izzeddin Fortress is an Ottoman fortress in Souda Bay, near the village of Kalami, best known for its role as a prison for political prisoners in 20th-century Greece. The fortress was established by the Ottoman governor of the island, Rauf Pasha, in 1872, named after the son of Sultan Abdülaziz. Under the Cretan State it was used as a prison, continued so when Crete passed under Greek rule, until 1950, it was notorious as a site of imprisonment for political prisoners during the dictatorship of Theodoros Pangalos and the Greek Civil War. Its occupants included Eleftherios Venizelos in 1903 and the deposed dictator Theodoros Pangalos in 1926–28. After 1950 it passed under the jurisdiction of the Hellenic Navy. Today it is a protected landmark and a site for cultural events

Anastasia Ivankova

Anastasia Ivankova is a Belarusian rhythmic gymnast. She is a two-time Olympic medalist in the group all-around competition. Ivankova won a bronze medal in the group all-around competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. At the 2009 World Championships, she won silver medals in group all-around and 3 ribbons & 2 ropes, bronze in 5 hoops, they repeated. At the 2012 European Championships, Ivankova was a member of the group that won the all-around silver medal and gold in 3 ribbons/2 hoops. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, she won silver in the group all-around event together with group members Maryna Hancharova, Alina Tumilovich, Nataliya Leshchyk, Aliaksandra Narkevich, Kseniya Sankovich. Anastasiya Ivankova at the International Gymnastics Federation Anastasia Ivankova at the International Olympic Committee Anastasiya Ivankova at Olympics at

Flora Klickmann

Emily Flora Klickmann was an English journalist and editor. She was the second editor of the Girl's Own Paper, but became best known for her Flower-Patch series of books of anecdotes and nature description. Flora Klickmann was born on 26 January 1867 in Brixton, one of six children of German-born Rudolf Klickmann and his wife, Fanny Warne; the family moved to Sydenham in south London. She aspired to be a concert pianist, studied at Trinity College of Music and at the Royal College of Organists. However, she was found to be suffering from arrhythmia, was advised to rest, she travelled to the small Gloucestershire village of Brockweir in the Wye valley, where her mother's family lived, before returning to London. The illness she suffered from was a complication of tonsillitis. At the age of 21 she began writing on musical subjects for Sylvia's Home Journal and other magazines aimed at women, by 1895 had started contributing articles and interviews with musicians to The Windsor Magazine, one of the best-known story periodicals of the time.

Her mother died in 1903, when they were living at Ondine Road, East Dulwich, her Prussian-born father, Rudolph Klickmann, remarried in 1908 and went to live in Battersea with his new wife – a Russian emigre. Flora stayed in the house in Dulwich until her marriage. In 1904, she became the editor of The Foreign Field, a magazine published by the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society. By this time, she had begun writing and editing books on crafts and etiquette, aimed at young girls. Four years in 1908, she was appointed editor of the Girl's Own Paper, in succession to its first editor, Charles Peters; this was a successful periodical aimed at girls and young women, published by the Religious Tract Society. The magazine moved from a weekly to monthly format, she introduced new themes such as careers advice for girls, advice on style and dress, photography competitions and crafts. Long serials became less common, their place was taken by a larger number of shorter stories from distant parts of the world.

In 1912 she suffered a breakdown through stress. While remaining as editor, she spent a period of convalescence at a rented cottage close to Brockweir. In June 1913, she married a widower, Ebenezer Henderson Smith, one of the executives at the RTS; the wedding was on Goose Green, East Dulwich. Their marital home was'Hillthorpe' on Sydenham Hill; the couple purchased a second house at Brockweir, Sylvan View. In May 1916 she published the first of a series of books of written sketches of life in her country cottage at Brockweir, known in her books as "Rosemary Cottage", with its idyllic cottage garden and spectacular views over the River Wye and Tintern Abbey; the book, The Flower-Patch Among the Hills, was based on articles which she had written for the Girl's Own Paper, was successful. She acquired a succession of cottages in the area over the years. In years the stories grew to involve her household and the local people, combining nature description, autobiography and humour. In all, seven Flower Patch books were published, over 32 years.

Her writing has been described as "humorous and beautifully observed, revealing a genuine love and concern for the natural world". A keen environmentalist, she wrote of the virtues of gardening without artificial chemicals and the value of natural fertilisers long before they became fashionable, decried the taking of wild flower bulbs, she published novels, advice books, children's stories and non-fiction on many topics including gardening and needlework techniques, some of which have been republished in recent years. She remained editor of the Girl's Own Paper until 1931, when she and her husband retired permanently to Brockweir. However, she continued to write Flower Patch books until 1948, she lived an reclusive life after her husband's death in 1937. She died in 1958, was buried in the graveyard of the Moravian Church at Brockweir; the Flower-Patch Among the Hills Between the Larch Woods and the Weir The Trail Of The Ragged Robin Flower-Patch Neighbours Visitors At The Flower-Patch The Flower-Patch Garden Book Weeding the Flower-Patch Little Sunshine Picture Book The Rainy-Day Picture Book From Nursery Land At The Seaside How To Behave In Make-Believe Land The Language Of Flowers How To Dress In Pinafore-Land The Picture Gallery Of Animals The Lever That Moves The World Songs Of The Land Of The Stars And Stripes Etiquette Of To-Day The Ambitions Of Jenny Ingram The Home Art Crochet Book The Home Art Book of Fancy Stitchery The Craft of the Crochet Hook The Modern Crochet Book Artistic Crochet Flower Pictures The Cult of the Needle The Mistress of the Little House The Modern Knitting Book The Little Girl's Knitting and Crochet Book The Little Girl's Sewing Book Outdoor Pictures Beautiful Crochet on Household Linen The Little Girl's Bird Book Hardanger and Cross-Stitch The Little Girl's Fancy Work Needlework Economies Distinctive Crochet Pillow Lace and Hand-Worked Trimmings The Lure Of The Pen: A Book For Would-be Authors (19

Mihail Venkov

Mihail Angelov Venkov is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a defender for Dobrudzha Dobrich. Venkov was raised in Septemvri Sofia's youth teams he signed with Litex. In 2004, he was loaned for six months to Belite orli Pleven and played in the B PFG. During the 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 seasons he lost his place in the first team for Litex and was transferred to Lokomotiv Plovdiv in July 2011. On 15 March 2012, Venkov scored a last-minute goal against Levski Sofia in a 1/4 final match of the Bulgarian Cup to level the score at 1–1 and send the game into extra time; the team from Plovdiv won 2–1. During the summer of 2012, Venkov signed a contract with CSKA Sofia, but was unable to play in official matches for the team due to a transfer prohibition imposed on the "redmen"; the ban was lifted in mid September 2012 and Venkov made his official debut on 22 September, in the 0–1 away loss against Ludogorets Razgrad. He scored his first goal for CSKA from a header against Slavia Sofia in 0–2 away win.

Venkov made his first appearance in The Eternal Derby on 20 October 2012, playing the full 90 minutes of the 1–0 win over Levski Sofia. On 8 July 2013, Venkov signed a two-year deal with Cherno More Varna, he made his league debut in a 1–0 away loss against Chernomorets Burgas on 19 July, playing the full 90 minutes. On 7 April 2015, Venkov scored his first goal for Cherno More in the 48th minute of a Bulgarian Cup match against Lokomotiv Plovdiv. Cherno More won 5–1. Having been appointed vice-captain for the 2014–15 season, Venkov was promoted to club captain after the departure of former captain Kiril Kotev in May 2015. On 23 May, Venkov signed a one-year contract extension with Cherno More until 30 June 2016. A week he received his first major honor with the Sailors, as he captained the team that eliminated Levski Sofia 2–1 in the 2015 Bulgarian Cup Final. On 29 May 2017, Venkov's contract was terminated by mutual consent. In June 2017, Venkov joined Slavia. On 25 July 2018, following a short stint at Kazakhstan Premier League side Kyzylzhar, Venkov returned to Bulgaria, joining Chernomorets Balchik.

As of 20 January 2018 Between 2002 and 2005 Venkov played for Bulgaria national under-21 football team. Since 2004 he has been playing for the Bulgaria national football team, he has been capped seven times for Bulgaria. In October 2012, following a long absence from international duty, he was recalled to the national side by manager Luboslav Penev for two 2014 World Cup qualifiers – against Denmark and the Czech Republic, but remained an unused substitute in these games. In February 2015, following the refusal of a number of Bulgarian and foreign clubs to release players for national team duty, Venkov again became part of the roster, being called up by new manager Ivaylo Petev to participate in a non-official friendly match against Romania. On 7 February, he played over the course of the whole second half of the match that ended in a 0:0 draw. Litex LovechA Group: 2009–10, 2010–11 Bulgarian Cup: 2007–08, 2008–09Cherno MoreBulgarian Cup: 2014–15 Bulgarian Supercup: 2015 PFC Cherno More Fans' player of the year - 2014 Mihail Venkov at