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Cincinnatian Hotel

The Cincinnatian Hotel is a registered historic building in Downtown Cincinnati, listed in the National Register on March 3, 1980. It is a member of the Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Since 2018, the hotel has been managed by Hilton Worldwide and is part of its upscale Curio Collection brand. Built in 1882, The Cincinnatian Hotel was designed as a "Grand Hotel" of the 19th century. Named the Palace Hotel, the eight-story French Second Empire hotel was the tallest building in Cincinnati and designed by the same architect as Cincinnati's Music Hall and City Hall; the Palace Hotel featured a shared bathroom at either end of each corridor. The Palace hotel provided modern improvements such as electric lights and hydraulic elevators to its guests. There were hitching posts outside and the hotel was located where the trolley cars made their turn; the hotel underwent a renovation in 1987, reducing the 300 guest rooms to 146 rooms including seven suites.

The renovation retained the old world charm of the hotel, the marble and walnut grand staircase continues to maintain its imposing lobby presence. The original Cricket Restaurant has since been replaced by the Palace Restaurant and the Cricket Lounge. Cincinnatian Hotel Palace Restaurant Documentation from the University of Cincinnati

Androgeus (Aeneid)

In Virgil's Aeneid, Androgeos or Androgeus was a Greek soldier, who during the sack of Troy in the middle of the night mistook Aeneas and his group of Trojan defenders for a Greek raiding party, paying for this mistake with his life. Afterwards, Aeneas's companion Coroebus dressed in Androgeos's armor in order to fool more Greek soldiers to their demise, only to be the first among Aeneas's disguised group to die. List of Trojan asteroids Publius Vergilius Maro, Aeneid. Theodore C. Williams. Trans. Boston. Houghton Mifflin Co. 1910. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Publius Vergilius Maro, Bucolics and Georgics. J. B. Greenough. Boston. Ginn & Co. 1900. Latin text available at the Perseus Digital Library

1994 Eisenhower Trophy

The 1994 Eisenhower Trophy took place 6 to 9 October on the Albatros course at Le Golf National and on La Vallée course at La Boulie near Versailles, France. It was the 19th World Amateur Team Championship for the Eisenhower Trophy; the tournament was a 72-hole stroke play team event with 45 four-man teams. The best three scores for each round counted towards the team total; each team played one round on each of the two courses. The leading 24 teams played two further rounds at Le Golf National while the remaining teams played two rounds at La Boulie. United States won the Eisenhower Trophy for the first time since 1982, finishing 11 strokes ahead of the silver medalists, Great Britain and Ireland. Sweden took the bronze medal with Australia in fourth place. Allen Doyle had the lowest individual score, 10-under-par 277, four strokes better than Warren Bennett; the 1994 Espirito Santo Trophy was played at Le Golf National one week prior. 44 four-man teams contested the event. The following table lists the players on the leading teams.

Source:The leading 24 teams played the third and fourth rounds at Le Golf National while the remaining teams played at La Boulie. There was no official recognition for the lowest individual scores. Source: Players in the leading teams played three rounds at one at La Boulie. Record Book on International Golf Federation website


Eben-Ezer is the name of a location, mentioned by the Books of Samuel as the scene of battles between the Israelites and Philistines. It is specified as having been less than a day's journey by foot from Shiloh, near Aphek, in the neighbourhood of Mizpah, near the western entrance of the pass of Bethoron. However, its location has not been identified in modern times with much certainty, with some identifying it with Beit Iksa, others with Dayr Aban, it appears in the Books of Samuel in two narratives: In the first narrative, the Philistines defeat the Israelites though the Israelites brought the Ark of the Covenant onto the battlefield in hope of it bringing them a divinely assured victory. As a result of the Philistine victory and the Ark's presence on the battlefield, it was captured by the Philistines, not returned until many months later. In the second narrative, the Israelites defeat the Philistines, after Samuel has offered a sacrifice. Samuel puts up a stone in memorial and names it Eben-Ezer.

This monument is referred to in the hymn Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. It is accepted among many Israeli archaeologists and historians to place the Eben-Ezer of the first narrative in the immediate neighborhood of modern-day Kafr Qasim, near Antipatris, while the second battle's location is deemed to be insufficiently well-defined in the Biblical text; the other proposed site is called "Isbet Sartah". Some scholars hold. C. R. Conder identified the Aphek of Eben-Ezer with a ruin some 3.7 miles distant from Dayr Aban, known by the name Marj al-Fikiya. Eusebius, when writing about Eben-ezer in his Onomasticon, says that it is "the place from which the Gentiles seized the Ark, between Jerusalem and Ascalon, near the village of Bethsamys", a locale that corresponds with Conder's identification; the same site, near Beth Shemesh, has been identified by Epiphanius as being Eben-ezer. Song of Moses Ebenezer Media related to Eben Ezer churches at Wikimedia Commons "Ebenezer"; the American Cyclopædia.

1879. "Ebenezer". Collier's New Encyclopedia. 1921

Lizzy Caplan

Elizabeth Anne Caplan is an American actress and model. Her first acting role was on the cult television series Geeks, she received wider recognition with roles in the films Mean Girls and Cloverfield, the latter of which earned her a nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. Caplan has starred on the TV shows Related, The Class, Party Down. From 2013 to 2016, she played Virginia E. Johnson on the Showtime series Masters of Sex, a role for which she won a Primetime Emmy and Critics' Choice Award nominations. In 2019, Caplan portrayed Annie Wilkes in the Hulu anthology series Castle Rock, her other film appearances include Hot Tub Time Machine, 127 Hours, Save the Date, The Interview, Now You See Me 2, Extinction. Elizabeth Anne Caplan was born on June 30, 1982 in Los Angeles and grew up in its Miracle Mile district, her family are Reform Jews. Her father, Richard Caplan, was a lawyer, her mother, was a political aide, she is the youngest of three children with a brother, a sister, Julie.

Her mother died of cancer. Her uncle is publicist Howard Bragman. Caplan attended Alexander Hamilton High School, was a student at the school's Academy of Music, she first focused on playing the piano later decided to pursue drama. She was on her school's soccer team, she did not attend college because she wanted to focus on acting. Caplan began her acting career in 1999, first playing a girl named Sara in the critically acclaimed series Freaks and Geeks. Due to her performance, her character became the girlfriend of Jason Segel's character, she had a series of guest appearances on numerous shows, appeared in Jason Mraz's music video "You and I Both". In 2000 she appeared in her first film From Where I Sit, released straight to television. In 2001, she played Tina Greer in an episode of Smallville, reprised her role on the show in 2003, she appeared in two episodes of the ABC series Again. In 2003, she starred in the television series The Pitts, she gained wider notice for playing Janis Ian in the 2004 film Mean Girls.

She played Avery Bishop in the second season of Tru Calling. In 2005, Caplan played troubled sister Marjee Sorelli in Related, a one-hour comedy-drama on The WB, canceled after one season. In 2006, she starred as Sara Weller in the thriller film Love is the Drug and was named one of "10 Actors to Watch" by Variety. After Related ended, Caplan was cast in the CBS sitcom The Class, which premiered in September 2006 and lasted for one season, she played one of several elementary school friends that reunite after 20 years. In 2008, Caplan played Marlena Diamond in the film Cloverfield and was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, she appeared as Ami in the romantic comedy My Best Friend's Girl. That year, she guest-starred as Amy Burley on the HBO vampire show True Blood, she was the voice of Faith Pitt in the proposed animated version of The Pitts, developed in 2007. She appeared in the critically acclaimed Starz ensemble comedy Party Down, playing a struggling comedian, part of a catering crew.

In 2010, she appeared in 127 Hours. In early 2012, Caplan premiered two films at the Sundance Film Festival: Save the Date and Bachelorette. In 2012, she appeared as Julia in several episodes of the Fox sitcom New Girl, she played Agent Lacey in the 2014 film The Interview. In 2013, she began playing 1960s human sexuality pioneer Virginia E. Johnson on the Showtime series Masters of Sex. Caplan provided her own vocals for a cover version of the song "You Don't Know Me" in the Masters of Sex episode "Phallic Victories", her performance on the show was well-reviewed, on July 10, 2014, she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Caplan was cast in her role as Johnson before they signed her co-star Michael Sheen as William H. Masters because he was busy working on another production. Producer Sarah Timberman said of Caplan, "the minute we met Lizzie we thought that she just embodied so much of the spirit of Virginia Johnson." Caplan stated herself that as a single woman pursuing her career above a family, she identified with many of Johnson's characteristics.

Once she met the producers, it took several months before Caplan was signed, she turned down several other roles in the meantime. Virginia Johnson worked alongside William H. Masters as they completed research of human sexual response and sexual dysfunction beginning in the late 1950s. To learn about the characters they were portraying Caplan along with her other co-stars read Thomas Maier's 2009 biography Masters of Sex; the author allowed Caplan to listen to some of his interview tapes with Johnson. Caplan attempted to spend some time with Johnson before she died in 2013, but Johnson was ambivalent about the development of the show, it was the first time she portrayed a real person and Caplan mentioned in an interview that she felt a "deep responsibility" to Johnson, but that she had some wiggle room because most people have no idea what Johnson looked or sounded like. Maier stated that the developers of the show have remained accurate to his book and have included other events that are relevant to St. Louis, where the series takes place and where Masters and Johnson lived.

Caplan has discussed becoming comfortable with the large number of sex scenes in Masters of Sex. Her portrayal of American sexologist Virginia Johnson was her first serious dramatic role, resulting in nominations for the Primet

Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

The Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent is the permanent statutory body of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and the highest deliberative body of the Movement between the meetings of the Council of Delegates and the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. It was set up to coordinate cooperation between the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, it consists of two representatives from the ICRC, two from the IFRC, five individuals who are elected by the International Conference. There is a permanent administrative Secretariat located at the ICRC Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. There have been 55 previous elected members of the Standing Commission; the Standing Commission is responsible for giving out the Henry Dunant Medal and the Red Cross Red Crescent Prize for Peace and Humanity. The Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent is the permanent statutory body of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and the highest deliberative body of the Movement between the meetings of the Council of Delegates and the International Conference, as well as the trustee of the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

It was created during the 13th Red Cross Conference in the Hague, the Netherlands in 1928, under Article 18, resolution X. It was set up, in part, to be a connecting force between the International Committee of the Red Cross and the League, as there had been some disputes over how the Movement should be run and what level of autonomy the League should have. After years of disagreement, Colonel Paul Draudt, Vice-Chairman of the League and Max Huber of the ICRC drafted a plan that formed the basis for the adoption of the “Statutes of the International Red Cross” in 1928; this resulted in the League being recognised as a full component of the Movement and helped build institutional stability and effectiveness. In order to help with this cooperation a new International Council was approved-, the direct predecessor of the Standing Commission. Since the Standing Commission has been making arrangements for the International Conference such as setting the place and date, establishing the programme, preparing the provisional agenda for submission to the Council of Delegates as well as promoting the Conference, encouraging members of the Conference to make pledges and securing optimum attendance.

It has encouraged implementation of resolutions, examined issues of concern for the Movement and worked to promote cooperation and coordination within the different branches of the Movement. The Standing Commission's main role is to act as the trustee of the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent; the International Conference is the highest institutional body of the Movement and every four years members from the ICRC, IFRC, the National Societies as well as states and other relevant international actors meet to discuss humanitarian matters. In between the Conferences, the Standing Commission acts as the supreme body and is mandated to provide strategic guidance to all the components of the Movement, along with supervising the implementation of and compliance with the resolutions made during the International Conference, its functions and goals are defined in article 18 of the Statutes of the Movement and have been further developed in the Council of Delegates and International Conference resolutions.

In addition to its responsibilities regarding arrangements for International Conferences and meetings of the Council, the Standing Commission is responsible for cooperation and coordination within the Movement. Another purpose is to provide strategic guidance in matters, it prepares Movement-wide policies such as the Strategy for the Movement, which aims at coordination and cohesion in action. It is the only body in the Movement where all components are represented and which meets on a permanent basis. For the implementation of its decisions, the Commission relies on the ICRC, the International Federation, the National Societies as components of the Movement. In preparing Councils of Delegates and International Conferences, the Commission focuses on the inclusion of and consultation with National Societies, in order to try to stay in touch with local needs and with external developments; the Standing Commission was instrumental in bringing the Seville Agreement to the Council of Delegates for adoption to better regulate more cooperation between different components of the Movement.

The Standing Commission convenes every six months on average. The Standing Commission has nine members, five elected from national societies but serving in a personal capacity. There is a permanent administrative Secretariat located at the ICRC Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Previous and current elected members of the Standing Commission The Henry Dunant Medal is the highest award of the Red Cross Movement and is presented and awarded by the Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent; the Standing Commission makes up to five awards every two years. The medal is awa