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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Dartmouth is a coastal town in Bristol County, Massachusetts. Old Dartmouth was the first area of Southeastern Massachusetts to be settled by Europeans. Dartmouth itself is part of New England's farm coast, which consists of a chain of historic coastal villages and farms. June 8, 2014 marked the 350th year of Dartmouth's incorporation as a town, it is part of the Massachusetts South Coast. The local daily newspapers are The Dartmouth Dartmouth Weekly; the dog of Dartmouth is a Golden Retriever. The northern part of Dartmouth has the town's large commercial districts. Although it does not abut Buzzards Bay, there are several waterways including Lake Noquochoke, Cornell Pond, Shingle Island River and Paskamansett River. There are several working farms in vineyard. All vineyards in the town are part of the Coastal Wine Tour; the town has a thriving agricultural heritage and many of the working farms are protected. The town's food staple is French toast casserole; the southern part of Dartmouth borders Buzzards Bay where a lively fishing and boating community thrives.

The New Bedford Yacht Club in Padanaram hosts a bi-annual Regatta. With unique historic villages and selection of coastal real estate, it has for many generations been a summering community. Notable affluent sections within South Dartmouth are Nonquitt, Round Hill, Barney's Joy, Mishaum Point. Still, it has its fair share of year-round residents lending to thriving seasonal activities all year. Dartmouth is the third-largest town in Massachusetts, after Middleborough; the distance from Dartmouth's northernmost border with Freetown to Buzzards Bay in the south is 16 miles. The villages of Hixville, Bliss Corner, Smith Mills, Russells Mills are located within the town. Dartmouth shares borders with Westport to the west and Fall River to the north, Buzzards Bay to the south, New Bedford to the east with boat shuttles traveling multiple times daily to Martha's Vineyard and Cuttyhunk Island; the Wampanoag inhabited the area, now Dartmouth before European colonization. Bartholomew Gosnold first explored the area, which would become Old Dartmouth, in 1602.

Old Dartmouth, an area, now New Bedford, Dartmouth and Westport, was purchased from the Wampanoag around March 7, 1952 for "30 yards of cloth, eight moose skins, fifteen axes, fifteen hoes, fifteen pair of breeches, eight blankets, two kettles, one cloak, £2 in wampum, eight pair stockings, eight pair shoes, one iron pot and 10 shillings in another commoditie."Dartmouth was settled around November 1962, it was incorporated in 1664. Dartmouth's history was that of an agricultural and seafaring community, but during the late 19th century its coastline became a resort area for the wealthy members of New England society, it was named for the town of Dartmouth, England, from where the Puritans intended to depart for America. The land was purchased with trading goods from the Wampanoag chiefs Massasoit and Wamsutta by elders of the Plymouth Colony, it was sold to the Religious Society of Friends or Quakers, who wished to live outside the stringent religious laws of the Puritans in Plymouth. There are still Quaker meeting houses in town, including the Smith Neck Meeting House, the Allens Neck Meeting House, the Apponegansett Meeting House, on the National Register of Historic Places.

The town's borders were named in the charter as the lands of "Acushnea and Coaksett." This includes the land of the towns of Westport and Acushnet, the city of New Bedford. In 1789, the towns of Westport and New Bedford, which included Fairhaven and Acushnet and were incorporated as towns themselves; the Lloyd Center for Environmental Studies, located in South Dartmouth, is a non-profit organization that provides educational programs on aquatic environments in southeastern New England. It is across the mouth of the Slocums River from Demarest Lloyd State Park, a popular state beach known for its shallow waters; the Dartmouth Natural Resource Trust in South Dartmouth, holds over 1,500 conserved acres of land with 35 miles of hiking trails and river walks, photography tours, summer outdoor yoga series, bird watching, plant identification. It's summer evening winter fundraising auction are held annually. Round Hill was the site of early-to-mid 20th century research into the uses of radio and microwaves for aviation and communication by MIT researchers.

It is the site of the Green Mansion, the estate of "Colonel" Edward Howland Robinson Green, a colorful character in his own right, son of the more colorful and wildly eccentric Hetty Green, said to be the richest woman in the world in her time, listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the "world's greatest miser". In 1936, the Colonel died, the estate fell into disrepair as litigation between his wife and his sister continued for eight years over his vast fortune. Mrs. Hetty Sylvia Wilks, the Colonel's sister, was ruled the sole beneficiary. In 1948, she bequeathed the entire estate to MIT, which used it for laser experiments; the giant antenna, a landmark to sailors on Buzzards Bay, was erected on top of a 50,000-gallon water tank. After all efforts were made to preserve the structure, it was demolished on November 19, 2007. Another antenna was erected next to the mansion and used in the development of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System. MIT continued to

Sea Devils (1953 film)

Sea Devils is a 1953 British–American historical adventure film, directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Rock Hudson, Yvonne De Carlo, Maxwell Reed. The story is based on Victor Hugo's novel Toilers of the Sea, the working title of the film; the scenes at sea were shot around the Channel Islands, much of the rest of the film was shot on location in those islands as well. The year is 1800, Britain and France have been at war since 1798, in what was to be known as the War of the Second Coalition. Gilliatt, a fisherman-turned-smuggler on Guernsey, agrees to transport a beautiful woman, Drouchette, to the French coast on his ship the Sea Devil, she tells him she hopes to rescue her brother from a French prison. Gilliatt finds himself falling in love and so feels betrayed when he learns that Drouchette is a countess helping Napoleon plan an invasion of Great Britain. In reality, Drouchette is a British agent working to thwart this invasion; when Gilliatt learns this, he returns to France to rescue her, just as her true purpose has been discovered by the French.

Rock Hudson as Gilliatt Yvonne De Carlo as Drouchette Maxwell Reed as Rantaine Denis O'Dea as Lethierry Michael Goodliffe as Ragan Bryan Forbes as Willie Jacques B. Brunius as Fouche Ivor Barnard as Benson Arthur Wontner as Baron de Baudrec Gérard Oury as Napoleon Larry Taylor as Blasquito Keith Pyott as General Latour Reed De Rouen as Customs man Michael Mulcaster as Coastguard skipper Rene Poirier as Duprez The film was titled Toilers of the Sea, from the novel by Victor Hugo which formed the basis of Borden Chase's screenplay; the novel was changed and Hugo is not credited. The film was made by a British independent company, Coronado Productions, belonging to producer David Rose; the female lead was offered to Joan Fontaine who turned it down. She was replaced by Yvonne de Carlo, whose casting meant she had to postpone a film she was going to make for Edward Small, Savage Frontier, her co-star was Rock Hudson, on loan from Universal. Rose arranged for the film to be distributed through RKO.

The director was Raoul Walsh who had just made Blackbeard the Pirate for RKO. Filming started August 1952 on location on the Channel Islands. There was shooting in Saint-Malo, France. Walsh had to take two days off to recover. De Carlo was having an affair with Aly Khan during filming. Bryan Forbes plays Rock Hudson's sidekick; the role was meant to be played by Barry Fitzgerald but Forbes had befriended Walsh during the making of The World in His Arms which Walsh directed and Forbes appeared in. Walsh insisted Forbes play the role, that Forbes help rewrite the part for a younger actor. Forbes wrote: "The finished film now...reminds me both of happy times and, less agreeably, my ludicrous performance in a ludicrous film."Richard Addinsell wrote the music. Sea Devils at the American Film Institute Catalog Sea Devils at the British Film Institute Sea Devils on IMDb Sea Devils at the TCM Movie Database Sea Devils at AllMovie

Jessie Ball duPont Fund

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund, "Florida's leading national foundation", is a charitable foundation that issues grants to organizations that received support from Jessie Ball duPont during the years 1960-1964 inclusive. When she died on September 26, 1970, the bulk of her estimated $42 million estate, one of the largest in Florida history, became the Jessie Ball duPont Religious and Educational Fund; when Jessie Ball was a teacher in San Diego, she used her savings to award college scholarships to needy students managing more than 100 scholarships. After her marriage to Alfred I. duPont in 1921, she continued making charitable gifts, but on a larger scale. When her husband died in 1935, she was his primary beneficiary and became president or board member to many groups and foundations. However, she turned over most of those responsibilities to Edward Ball, she preferred to spend her time on philanthropy and let Edward handle the business dealings, which he did for the next 35 years. Her personal generosity lasted for half a century, during which she provided scholarships for hundreds of college students, made gifts to colleges and universities, assisted hundreds of churches, major charities, children's homes, historic buildings and art museums.

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund continues to assist those organizations and communities that received financial support from Jessie Ball duPont during the first half of the 1960s. The entities include names familiar to everyone as well as groups in small towns known only to local residents. Among the colleges & universities, religious entities, social service agencies, youth organizations, preservation associations, medical and civic groups; the recipients are located all over the United States. More than six years passed between her estate being settled; the fund was granted tax-exempt status in April, 1973, but the first meeting of the trustees was not until January, 1977. Those four individuals were: Jessie's brother. Hazel Williams, Jessie's personal secretary, was invited because of her knowledge of the way Jessie determined who received gifts and the amount of the gift; that first year, Miss Williams suggested 113 grants for a total of $4.2 million, which the trustees approved. One of the will's provisions specified that the clerical trustee would be appointed by the acting bishop from the Episcopal Diocese of Florida.

Another rule required trustees to retire from the board at age 70. The present Jessie Ball duPont Fund has changed significantly. In order to diversify the composition of the board, the trust received judicial permission in 2003 to increase the number of trustees to seven instead of the original four; that year, a Statement of Investment Policy Goals and Guidelines was formulated and adopted by the board on January 9, 2004. From 1993 to 2018, the president of the fund was Dr. Sherry P. Magill; the value of the fund's assets as of 2007 was $286,534,736 and income for the year was $160,892,586. A professional staff reviews and evaluates the requests from grantees and makes recommendations to the trustees, who award $15 million in grants each year. However, the recipients are encouraged to be innovative and think beyond the people they assist. According to their website, the Fund focuses on three areas: Strengthening the Independent Sector Building Assets of People and Communities Building the Capacity of Eligible OrganizationsJessie Ball duPont said, "Don't call it charity.

I think it is an obligation." Those who work for the fund consider it a privilege. Leroy Davis, Chair Thomas H. Jeavons, Vice Chair Rev. Eddie E. Jones Jr. Clerical Trustee Audrey McKibbin Moran, Trustee Mary K. Phillips, Trustee Stephen A. Lynch III, Corporate Trustee Official website

1975–76 Detroit Pistons season

Following are the results of the 1975–76 season of the Detroit Pistons, the franchise of the National Basketball Association based in Detroit, Michigan. The 1975-76 NBA season was the Pistons' 28th season in the NBA and 19th season in the city of Detroit. Z – clinched division title y – clinched division title x – clinched playoff spot Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons: Pistons win series 2-1 Game 1 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 110, Detroit 107 Game 2 @ Detroit: Detroit 126, Milwaukee 123 Game 3 @ Milwaukee: Detroit 107, Milwaukee 104 Golden State Warriors vs. Detroit Pistons: Warriors win series 4-2 Game 1 @ Golden State: Golden State 127, Detroit 103 Game 2 @ Golden State: Detroit 123, Golden State 111 Game 3 @ Detroit: Golden State 113, Detroit 96 Game 4 @ Detroit: Detroit 106, Golden State 102 Game 5 @ Golden State: Golden State 128, Detroit 109 Game 6 @ Detroit: Golden State 118, Detroit 116

Lancieux

Lancieux is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France. Inhabitants of Lancieux are called lancieutains in French; the British-Canadian poet and writer Robert W. Service, known as the "Bard of the Yukon", used to spend summers in Lancieux from 1913 until his death in 1958, he had a deep affection for its scenic seaside. On many occasions, he made monetary gifts to the town, including for the school and the war memorial. Service is buried in the town cemetery; the town of Lancieux has paid homage to the memory of Robert W. Service. One of its streets has been called Robert Service Street. A few years on May 18, 2002 the school of Lancieux took the name of "École Robert W. Service". Since 2000, Lancieux and Whitehorse, Yukon are sister cities. Communes of the Côtes-d'Armor department INSEE Official website French Ministry of Culture list for Lancieux

Mayra Muhammad-kyzy

Mayra Muhammad-kyzy, is a Kazakh opera singer. She was the first Kazakh at the Parisian Grand Opera, she is a Honored Artist of the Republic. Mayra Muhammad-kyzy was raised in China, her grandfathers emigrated to China from the Kazakh steppes in the 1930s, fleeing from the arbitrariness of Soviet rule. Her musical parents taught recorded in the local music school. In 1987, she graduated from the music faculty of the Central University of Peoples of China, the Beijing Conservatory, where she studied with Guo Shu Jen. Since 1987, Mayra has participated in the country, she took part in the all-Chinese vocal competition "Golden Dragon", taught at the university for six years. But, the China-based Beijing Opera put only two European opera performances a year. In 1991, Mayra traveled to Moscow with her husband Aksan and auditioned at the Moscow Conservatory - she was given a recommendation for postgraduate study, but she did not have permission. In 1994, Mayra again found herself in Moscow as part of the soloists from China at the Tchaikovsky Competition, from which she fled to Kazakhstan, to her historic homeland.

But Kazakh citizenship was received only two years thanks to a meeting with President Nazarbayev and PRC President Jiang Zemin, managed to transport the entire family. Mayra was fluent in her native Kazakh and Chinese languages, but she did not know Russian or Italian or French, while the main operas from world classics were performed in these languages. In Almaty, she began her internship at the Kazakh National Conservatory. Where she studied with Nadia Sharipova, she lived with her husband for several years in a rented apartment. In 1995, Mayra Muhamed-kyzy was awarded a special diploma for artistry in St. Petersburg at the 1st International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers Competition. In 1996 she became one of the singers of the GAOB Abai in Almaty. In 1997, she received an invitation to an international contest of opera singers in Portugal. Theater director K. G. Urazgaliev helped with her ticket. 66 performers from 17 countries took part in the competition, but Mayra won the Grand Prize of 10,000 US dollars..

In 1998, at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, she was in the lead, but she won the 3rd laureate place. In the republic her skill was recognized: she was awarded the title of Honored Artist. In 2002, Mayra won a two-year contract in Paris Opera. In France, she adopted the pseudonym Maira Kerey, for six months she studied French, Italian and English, she made her debut in Giacomo Puccini's opera La Bohème. She performed Musette's part; this part takes a special place in her work. The singer herself calls her "role number 1", since it was her performance in 2003 in Paris, In December 2015, Mayra was invited to Astana Opera as a leading soloist. Mayra began her career on European stages with her debut in Opéra National de Paris as Musette in La Bohème with Roberto Alagna, as Adina in Donizetti's opera L'elisir d'amore in Opéra national de Lorraine in Nancy Opéra de Rennes, Théâtre de Caen, Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux. In 2003, at the invitation of Plácido Domingo, Mayra sang at the Washington National Opera, along with the Mirella Freni in Tchaikovsky's opera The Maid of Orleans.

In 2004 she sang in Strasbourg at the National Opera House in the heroic-romantic opera L'Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer. In 2006, with the troupe of the National Opera Theater, she toured France with 30 performances of Donizetti's opera L'elisir d'amore, she performed in the British Cadogan Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert dedicated to the 15th anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence. In 2007, she held a solo concert in Beijing on the main stage of China - in the palace "John Shan Li Tan" at the invitation of the Ministry of Culture of the PRC. In 2013, she performed at the gala opening of the Astana Opera. "I would give her the first prize, based on a single consideration: if now there was an opera poster with her name somewhere, I would go to her performance - I can not say anything about one other participant. Is fresh, beautiful, in the artistic nature there is a delightful eastern transparency all the difficulties were successful - I wanted to listen with bated breath ".

Gay City News wrote: "Myra Kerey demonstrated an exciting performance, a bright and strong soprano." "Myra Kerey's brilliant debut took place with her bright, crystal-clear voice, which should return here in a bigger role," wrote The Washington Times Maira Kerey Getty "Мухамедкызы Майра". El.kz ақпараттық-танымдық сайт. Retrieved 2018-03-27