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Clifton Webb

Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck, known professionally as Clifton Webb, was an American actor and singer remembered for his roles in such films as Laura, The Razor's Edge, Sitting Pretty. Webb was Oscar-nominated for all three, he was known for his stage appearances in the plays of Noël Coward, including Blithe Spirit, as well as appearances on Broadway in a number of successful musical revues. Webb was born Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck in Indiana, he was the only child of Jacob Grant Hollenbeck, the ticket-clerk son of a grocer from an Indiana farming family, his wife, the former Mabel A. Parmelee, the daughter of David Parmelee, a railroad conductor; the couple married in Kankakee, Illinois, on January 18, 1888, separated in 1891, shortly after their son's birth. According to Marion County, marriage records, they married in Indianapolis on January 18, 1888. In 1892, Webb's mother, now called "Mabelle", moved to New York City with her beloved "little Webb", as she called him for the remainder of her life.

She dismissed questions about her husband, who like her father, worked for the Indianapolis-St. Louis Railroad, by saying, "We never speak of him, he didn't care for the theatre." The couple divorced, since, by 1900, Mabelle was married to Green B. Raum, Jr. New York City's 1900 U. S. census indicates Mabelle and her son were using the surname Raum and living on West 77th Street with Green Berry Raum, Jr. a copper-foundry worker, who gave his position in the household as Mabel's husband. Raum was the son of General Green Berry Raum, former U. S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue and former U. S. Commissioner of Pensions. Webb's father, married, as his second wife, Ethel Brown, died in 1939. In 1909, using his new stage name, 19-year-old Clifton Webb had become a professional ballroom dancer partnering with "exceedingly decorative" star dancer Bonnie Glass, his debut on Broadway began when The Purple Road opened at the Liberty Theatre on April 7, 1913. His mother was listed in the program as a member of the opening-night cast.

His next musical was an Al Jolson vehicle, Sigmund Romberg's Dancing Around, which opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on October 10, 1914, ran for 145 performances, closed in the following February. In 1915, Webb was cast in the all-star revue Ned Wayburn's Town Topics, which boasted 117 famous performers, including Will Rogers, as listed in the Century Theatre opening-night program for September 23, 1915, it closed 68 performances on November 20, 1915. In 1916, he had another short run with Cole Porter's comic opera See America First, which opened at the Maxine Elliott Theatre on March 28, 1916, closed after 15 performances on April 8, 1916; the year 1917 proved to be better, with a 233-performance run of Jerome Kern's Love O' Mike, opening on January 15 at the Shubert Theatre. After moving to Maxine Elliott's Theatre, the Casino Theatre, it closed on September 29, 1917. Webb appeared that year with other Broadway stars in the National Red Cross Pageant a 50-minute film of a stage production held to benefit the American Red Cross.

Webb's final show of the 1910s, the musical Listen Lester, had 272 performances. It opened at the Knickerbocker Theatre on December 23, 1918, closed in August 1919. In the 1920s, Webb played in eight Broadway shows and made numerous other stage appearances, including vaudeville, a handful of silent films; the revue As You Were, with additional songs by Cole Porter, opened at the Central Theatre on January 29, 1920, running 143 performances until May 29, 1920. Webb was busy with films, an appearance at the London Pavilion in 1921 as Mr. St. Louis in Fun of the Fayre and in 1922 in Phi-Phi – he did not return to Broadway until 1923, he played in the musical Jack and Jill at the Globe Theatre for 92 performances between March 22 and June 9 of 1923, followed by Lynn Starling's comic play Meet the Wife, which opened on November 26, 1923, ran through the summer of 1924. One of the play's leads was 24-year-old Humphrey Bogart. In 1925, Webb appeared on stage in a dance act with vaudeville star and silent film actress Mary Hay.

That year, when her husband, Tol'able David star Richard Barthelmess and she decided to produce and star the film New Toys, they chose Webb to be second lead. The film proved to be financially successful, but 19 more years would pass before Webb appeared in another feature film. Webb's mainstay was Broadway theatre. Between 1913 and 1947, the tall, slender performer with the clear, gentle tenor appeared in 23 Broadway shows, starting with major supporting roles and progressing to leads, he introduced Irving Berlin's "Easter Parade" and George and Ira Gershwin's "I've Got a Crush on You" in Treasure Girl in 1928. One of his stage sketches, performed with co-star Fred Allen, was filmed by Vitaphone as a short subject entitled The Still Alarm in 1930. Allen's experiences. Most of Webb's Broadway shows were musicals, but he starred in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, his longtime friend Noël Coward's plays Blithe Spirit and Present Laughter. Webb was in his mid-fifties when actor/

SS Ohio

The SS Ohio was an oil tanker built for the Texas Oil Company. The ship was launched on 20 April 1940 at the Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. in Chester, Pennsylvania. She was requisitioned by the Allied forces to re-supply the island fortress of Malta during the Second World War; the tanker played a fundamental role in Operation Pedestal, one of the fiercest and most contested of the Malta convoys, in August 1942. Although Ohio reached Malta she was so badly damaged that she had to be scuttled in order to offload her cargo, never sailed again; the tanker is fondly remembered in Malta, where to this day she is considered to be the savior of the beleaguered island. Hull 190, as Ohio was identified before her launch, was a skilful compromise, promising broad cargo-carrying capacity to the merchant and speed and stability to the mariner. Above the waterline, the construction echoed the outward curve of a schooner's bow, bearing the influence of the old American clipper ship design; the design of Hull 190 was influenced by the menace of a rearming Germany and a Japanese Empire bent on military expansion.

The approach of war had influenced this design, the unofficial conversations between military and oil chiefs resulted in a ship of 9,264 gross register tons, 515 feet in overall length, capable of carrying 170,000 barrels of fuel oil and with a larger capacity than any other tanker built. The ship was completed in the unusually short time of fifteen days; the Westinghouse turbine engines developed 9,000 driveshaft horsepower at ninety revolutions per minute, which allowed a maximum sixteen knots. Ohio was considered the fastest tanker of her era, her method of construction was controversial. For some years, the issue of welding versus riveting had been raging on both sides of the Atlantic. Hull 190 was built using the new-fashioned welded method, with hopes it would prove once and for all its reliability; the ship had a composite framing system with two longitudinally continuous bulkheads, which divided the ship into twenty-one cargo tanks. The ship was launched the day after that scheduled, prompting superstitious fear in the welders, steel-cutters and other craftsmen who had assembled to watch her launch.

Hull 190 was christened in a ceremony presided over by the mother of William Starling Sullivant Rodgers, president of the Texas Oil Company, Florence E. Rodgers, grasping the ceremonial bottle of champagne in her hand, pronounced the words: I name this good ship Ohio. May God go with all who sail in her. Good luck… The ship slid down No. 2 slipway, entering the waters of the Delaware River. The existence of Ohio would, in her initial years, be uneventful and ordinary, plying between Port Arthur and various other American harbors, she set a speed record from Bayonne to Port Arthur, covering 1,882 miles in four days and twelve hours, an average of more than seventeen knots. In 1942, Britain was waging war in the Mediterranean against the German Afrika Korps and Italian forces in North Africa. Crucial to this theatre of operations was the island of Malta, sitting in the middle of Axis supply lines and, if supplied with sufficient munitions and fuel, capable of causing severe shortages to the German and Italian armies in North Africa.

Munitions and aircraft were available—during a brief lull in the Axis attacks, for example, the island's defenses were reinforced by thirty eight Spitfire Mk V aircraft flown in from HMS Furious—but these, along with food and fuel, remained in critically short supply. Successive attempts at resupplying the island had failed. One of the ships lost during "Harpoon" was Ohio's sister ship SS Kentucky, crippled by a German air attack and abandoned; the tanker was finished off by the Italian cruisers Raimondo Montecuccoli and Eugenio di Savoia and two destroyers. On 18 June, following the failures of "Harpoon" and "Vigorous", the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet cabled the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to express his doubts about attempting another convoy. Three days Ohio steamed into the mouth of the Clyde, under the command of Sverre Petersen, a former Master in Sail from Oslo, in Norway. In early May 1942, a radio message had reached Captain Petersen which diverted the ship to Galveston in Texas, ordered the tanker to proceed to Britain.

Before leaving, Ohio was fitted with one 5-inch gun on her stern, a 3-inch AA gun in the bows. She moved to Sinclair Terminal, Houston in Texas, where the ship loaded a full cargo of 103,576 barrels of petrol sailing on 25 May. Ohio discharged her cargo at Bowling-on-the-Clyde steamed out into the tideway and anchored, awaiting orders. Here, the captain received a letter from Lord Leathers, the head of the British Ministry of War Transport, bidding the master a personal welcome and "...your safe arrival in the Clyde with the first cargo of oil carried in a United States tanker." However, the euphoria that such a message brought to the crew soon turned into anger. A telegram was received the same day by the head office of Texaco, from the War Shipping Administration, announcing that Ohio was being requisitioned "pursuant to the law"; the immediate reaction was a cabled message from Mr. T. E. Buchanan, General Manager of Texaco's Marine Department to the firm's London agent, that on no account was Ohio to leave her discharging port of Bowling-on-the-Clyde.

A period of indecision and debates between the highest American authorities and their British c

Rajgir Zoo Safari

Rajgir Zoo Safari is an under construction Zoo Safari at Rajgir in Indian state Bihar. Chief minister of Bihar Nitish kumar laid foundation stone on 17 January 2017; the aim is to complete it by the end of 2019. It will build over land of 191 hectares and budget is RS 60 Crores. Here the animals will not be in cages but they will be free to roam over a forest area and visitors will be allowed to watch them from the secured environment-friendly vehicle; the zoo is located in around 110 km southeast of Patna. It will be located between the Vaibhgiri and Songiri mountain in the forest area and about half a kilometre from the Rajgir-Gaya road, adjacent to the Pant wildlife sanctuary Rajgir at foothills of Jethian hill, it would have an isolation fence for keeping the fawns and sick animals safely, a feeding shed for herbivores and feeding cell for carnivores special fence would be put up to rule out any possibility of the safari animals escaping to the adjoining forest areas. Ponds would be developed in the safari area for the animals to drink water from that.

There will be lot of security arrangement watch towers will be built at point with security reputation. It would be carved out of the existing forest area and would be divided into five broad zones one each for lion, leopard, herbivores, aviary zone for birds and a small butterfly park and a microtelescope will be install on vaibhgiri mountain to watch sky view of Zoo Safari; the tourists will begin witness greenery from the entrance gate itself. The Safari will have special arrangement for elderly people. There will be waterfalls all around to increase the treat to the eyes, it will have cycling track, shooting range, mobile cafeteria, an interpretation centre, an orientation centre. It will have solar powered armoured buses to take the visitors inside the safari area and comfortable shades and bamboo hut for tourists stay. Many exciting things will be available on the hills including climbing the rock, people will go from one side to the other side with the help of the rope in some area the butterfly area and a park theme will be prepared in a manner-oriented in it.

It will have all facilities of tourists for amateur wildlife photography. Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park 8 July 2019.zoo-and-nature-safari-will-be-built-at-rajgir-at-a-cost-of-19-29-crore Dainik Jagran^ Rajesh kumar Thakur national-dolphin-research-centre-to-come-up-in-patna-this-year-deputy-cm-sushil-kumar-modi The new Indian Express4.first-zoo-safari-of-bihar 5.bihar-to-set-up-zoo-safari-at-rajgir