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Devawongse Varoprakar

Devan Udayawongse, the Prince Devawongse Varoprakar 27 November 1858 – 28 June 1923) was a Siamese prince and diplomat during the reign of Rama V and Rama VI. Born as son of King Mongkut and Princess Consort Piam with the given name Prince Devan Udayawongse, he had the same parents as the three queens of King Chulalongkorn, Queen Sunandha Kumariratana, Queen Savang Vadhana and Queen Saovabha Bhongsi. Prince Devawongse Varoprakar was the 42nd child of King Mongkut's 82 children, he is the founder of the House of Devakula and was known for naming the solar calendar months after the zodiac signs. Prince Devavongse Varoprakar was born in Bangkok's Grand Palace on 27 November 1858 to HM the King Mongkut, Rama IV of Siam and Princess Consort Piyamavadi, he was their second child and their second son of the total 6 children which were Prince Unakan Ananta Norajaya Prince Devan Udayawongse Princess Sunandha Kumariratana Princess Savang Vadhana Princess Saovabha Bongsi Prince Svasti Sobhana. As a child, he had studied both Thai literature ordained, studied English course in the Grand Palace.

He first worked in the royal court of HM the King Chulalongkorn, Rama V of Siam as an officer in the royal audit office, at the age of 17. He was promoted to be the King's private secretary in the foreign affairs be the King's Principal Secretary, as well the director of the comptroller general. Moreover, he was bestowed the royal nobility title of Krom Muean Devawongse Varoprakar in 1881. At the age of 27, when Chao Phraya Phanuwongse Mahakosa Thobodi had resigned, he was promoted to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs where he started to establish the modern diplomatic methods and policies; as HM the Siamese King's delegate to the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, he had visited many countries and observed the administrative patterns and methods of each country. As a result, the Siamese royal court was evolved since as the modern royal administrative system was set with 12 formal ministries in 1892. In the international relation and politics, he had played the major role in several incidents during that time including all the treaties with many countries and the French Indochina-Siamese conflict.

He had asked HM the King's permission to settle the permanent office of the ministry outside his residence, the permanent embassies abroad, first in London Paris and more. He was bestowed the royal title of Krom Luang Devawongse Varoprakar in 1886. HM the King Rama V informally called Prince Devan as his "right hand". During the reign of HM the King Vajiravudh, Rama VI of Siam, the royal child of his maternal younger sister, Queen Sri Bajarindra, the Queen Mother, he was delegated to work as the Head of HM the King's royal administration and be bestowed the title of Krom Phra Devawongse Varoprakar, in 1911, he was delegated many positions of the royal court of King Rama VI such as the chairman of the minister council. In 1916 he was the first-ever prince of Siam, not born to the Queen but bestowed the royal title of Somdet Krom Phraya Devawongse Varoprakar, which the rank of Somdet Krom Phraya is the highest rank for the prince who works in the Siamese royal court and preserved for Chao Fa or Prince Supreme Patriarch only.

At the age of 64 Prince Devawongse died due to sepsis from carbuncle complicated his diabetes at Devavesma palace, his residence, on 28 June 28 1923. His funeral was held in his residence, the royal cremation ceremony, presided by HM the King Rama VI whom mourned him with traditional all-white dress, was held at Sanam Luang; the Devawongse Varopakarn Institute of Foreign Affairs named after the former minister Devawongse Varoprakar and is supervised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand

Marina Malfatti

Marina Malfatti was an Italian actress. Born in Florence, Malfatti moved to Paris at the age of 17 where she attended the Cours d'Art Dramatique, the drama school founded by René Simon. Two years after returning to Italy, she obtained a scholarship for the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and started appearing in films and on stage in some small roles, her theater career was launched by Arnoldo Foà who chose her as his co-star in the play Two for the Seesaw by William Gibson. Hence Malfatti's stage career alternated dramatic roles. During the 1970s, Malfatti was an icon of Italian horror films of demonic background. In the 1980s, her career focused on theatre, in 1986 Alberto Moravia wrote for her the drama La cintura. In 1990 she began a critically acclaimed collaboration with stage director Luigi Squarzina. Malfatti was married to the diplomat Umberto La Rocca. Marina Malfatti on IMDb

St. Louis Country Club

St. Louis Country Club is a country club located in Ladue, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, it is recognized by the United States Golf Association as one of the first 100 Clubs in America. Founded in 1892 as a polo club, in 1895, the club moved to a site in the city of Clayton where it hired James Foulis, winner of the 1896 United States Open Golf Championship, to build a nine-hole course; the course opened in October 1896. In 1913, with Clayton becoming more populated, the club looked to move further west, it found a site at the corner of Price Roads, owned by the Archdiocese of St. Louis. After some negotiations, the club purchased the land from the Archdiocese, it contracted with Charles Blair Macdonald to build a new 18-hole course. With golf chairman George Herbert Walker alongside, Macdonald began construction of the course, he hired Seth Raynor to do the engineering on the course, making the St. Louis course one of the few Macdonald-Raynor designs. Macdonald, among the founders of the United States Golf Association, was the first champion of the United States Golf Association's Amateur Championship.

The St. Louis course would be the furthest west. Other courses he designed include National Golf Links of America, Sleepy Hollow, Piping Rock, Greenbrier's Old White Course, Yale Golf Course, the Mid Ocean Club, the Chicago Golf Club. Like many clubs throughout the United States, SLCC has a history of racism. Long considered a pinnacle of WASP culture in St. Louis, the club disaffiliated from the USGA in the early 1990s rather than admit any black members; as of 2006, the club had one black member. In 1919, Stewart Maiden left East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, to fulfill a promise he made if St. Louis was awarded the 1921 U. S. Amateur, he remained at St. Louis through 1921 as head professional before returning to East Lake. At the 1921 U. S. Amateur, a 19-year-old Bobby Jones was a participant, though he lost in the quarterfinals to Englishman Willie Hunter, the recent winner of the British Amateur; the Jones-Hunter match was well played during the early holes. However, on the 8th hole - the Club's Cape Hole, Jones attempted to drive over the trees, which guarded the right side of the fairway.

When his ball clipped a tree, it fell into the creek running down the right side. He never recovered and Hunter went on to win the match 2 and 1. In the other quarterfinal matches, Charles'Chick' Evans downed Jess Sweetser 1up, while Robert A. Gardner defeated Rudy Knepper 4 and 3, Jess Guilford bettered Harrison Johnston 1 up. With Guilford winning 5 and 4 over Evans in the semifinals, Gardner defeating Hunter 6 and 5, the Finals pairing was set. In the championship match, Guilford defeated Gardner 7 and 6. In 1925, the St. Louis hosted the U. S. Women's Amateur. Alexa Stirling, the 1916, 1919 and 1920 champion and the 1922 champion Glenna Collett reached the finals, with Collett winning the final match 9 and 8 over Stirling. Collett would go on to win a total of six U. S. Women's Amateur Championships, with the last coming in 1935. Stirling, a 3-time U. S. Women's Amateur Champion, was another of the East Lake "whiz kids" taught by Stewart Maiden. Collett served as Captain on four occasions. In 1975, she was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

In 1947, St. Louis played host to the U. S. Open Championship. Among the favorites for the title were: Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Bobby Locke, Jim Ferrier, Sam Snead. While it was believed that the course, playing 6,542 yards, would be overwhelmed by the players and that Ralph Guldahl's Ralph Guldahl record score of 64 would be broken, in the end, the pros would shoot no less than 67, with amateur Jim McHale Jr. posting the championship's lowest score of 65 in this third round. At the conclusion of 72-holes and Lew Worsham were tied with 282 totals, setting up a playoff on Sunday. During the 18-hole playoff and Snead approached the 18th green, once again tied. Worsham chipped toward the hole, with his ball hitting the flagstick and settling 29 1/2 inches from the hole. Snead had a putt of 15-feet, which he left short. Officials were called in by Worsham to measure which player was away.. The officials determined. Snead upset with the delay, stood over his ball and missed the putt. Worsham calmly rolled in his putt to claim the U.

S. Open crown. In 1960, the club hosted the U. S. Amateur once again. Jack Nicklaus was the defending champion and was the odds-on favorite to win again. Other favorites included Deane Beman, Charles Coe, William Hyndman, Billy Joe Patton, William Campbell, Phil Rogers, Harvie Ward, John Farquhar, Robert W. Gardner; the championship was played at match play, with players seeded into four quadrants. Nicklaus won his first round match against John Donahue Jr. 1up, Ken Finke 4 and 3 in the second round. After defeating Phil Rogers 6 and 5 in the third round he met relative-unknown Charles Lewis of Little Rock, Arkansas. In one of the biggest upsets in U. S. Amateur history, Lewis defeated Nicklaus 5 and 3. Meanwhile, who would become Commissioner of the PGA in his career, was winning his matches with relative ease. In the quarterfinals he met Bill Hyndman, giving him his toughest match as Beman won 1up in 19 holes. After defeating Farquhar 5 and 4 in the semifinals, he dispatched Gardner 6 and 4 in the finals to win the Amateur title.

In 1972, the USGA again called upon St. Louis to host a champion

Richard Palmer (entrepreneur)

Richard Palmer is an entrepreneur and the founder of the company D3O Lab. He raised millions of pounds of Business Angel and Venture Capital fund to get the business started and was so committed to making the project a success he sold his car and house. Https:// In 1999, Richard Palmer founded an award-winning innovation consultancy after studying at the Royal College of Art, working with clients such as Herman Miller and Levi's. Palmer's office/studio design won the Times & Gestetner Digital Office Award, competing against entrants such as Ted Baker and Sainsbury's. During this time, Palmer invented a new protective garment material since branded as D3O; the company received government funding to develop military hardware and has since won the o2 and Arena Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year award. Palmer has had multiple television appearances discussing the product, to include BBC News, CNBC, Nippon; the product has been reported in many newspapers and magazines, such as The Guardian, The Daily Mail and The Telegraph.

Richard is nominated for the European Inventor Award 2019 Palmer holds an MA and a B. Eng in 1st Class Mechanical Engineering, as well as a diploma in engineering, from Imperial College London. D3o Official Site Interview with Richard Palmer What's the story? website d3o's Richard Palmer on Sky news on YouTube

Elinor Carbone

Elinor Carbone is a Connecticut politician, serving as mayor of Torrington, a city in Litchfield County. She is serving her second term, she was first elected in November 2013, was re-elected in November 2017. Carbone served on both the Board of Education and the Torrington City Council. Carbone was born in Torrington, she attended Torrington High School. She obtained an associate degree in medical assisting from Naugatuck Valley Community College. Prior to being elected mayor, Carbone worked as a probate paralegal in Litchfield. Carbone served on both the Torrington Board of Education. Carbone served as a member of the Torrington Development Corp. from 2006-2012, the Charter Revision Commission from 2011-2012, the Blue Ribbon Commission from 2009–12 and as a liaison to the Mayor's Committee on Youth from 2007-13. Carbone was first elected mayor in 2013, having received the endorsement of the incumbent mayor Ryan Bingham, former mayor Delia R. Donne. In 2014, she was a panelist at the Northeast Connecticut WOW!

Forum, alongside Gayle King. She was subsequently re-elected in 2017 defeating her only challenger, the Reverend Peter Aduba. During her second term, she updated the town's housing anti-discrimination policy to be compliant with the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Carbone is a member of the Republican Party

What Just Happened (2008 film)

What Just Happened is a 2008 American satirical comedy-drama directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert De Niro. The supporting cast includes Catherine Keener, Robin Wright Penn, Stanley Tucci, Moon Bloodgood, Sean Penn. What Just Happened is an independent film, produced by 2929 Productions, Art Linson Productions and Tribeca Productions, was released on October 17, 2008; the film is based on the book What Just Happened? Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line by Art Linson, about his experiences as a producer in Hollywood; this film was shown at the Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2008. Ben, a veteran Hollywood producer, is suffering a number of personal problems, his latest film, has a disastrous test screening because of its ending which features the murder of its main character along with his pet dog. Ben and his maverick British director, Jeremy Brunell, plead their case to studio executive Lou Tarnow, she accuses Ben of filming the dog's killing only so he could use it as a "bargaining chip" - to make it easier to negotiate against cutting other problematic scenes.

Lou threatens to pull Ben's movie from Cannes and take over editing unless at least the dog's death is removed. Jeremy adamantly refuses. Adding to Ben's problems, he is having trouble making a clean break from his second wife. Ben discovers his wife is having an affair with Scott Solomon, a married screenwriter who Ben has worked with. Scott has a screenplay that he's trying to get off the ground, to which Brad Pitt becomes attached. Lastly the studio is threatening to cancel a planned Bruce Willis movie because of the star's unwillingness to shave the large, thick beard that he has grown. Ben's career hinges on the fate of the film, but any attempt to reason with Willis meets a violent, foul-mouthed response. Jeremy relents and re-edits the ending of Fiercely to have the dog survive. Ben tries to get Willis's agent, Dick Bell, to reason with him and get the beard removed, but his efforts only get Ben fired. Nonetheless, Willis does shave his beard off, the film goes ahead. A week Ben and Jeremy attend Cannes, hopeful that they might take a Palme D'Or award.

And without telling Ben or Lou, Jeremy has re-edited Fiercely again, not only killing the dog, but adding nearly a full minute of bullets being shot into their bodies. While the new ending destroys the film's chances of a Palme d'Or and angers many in the audience, others eagerly applaud the final version of the film, including Sean Penn. Lou is not impressed, flies out of Cannes on the studio's private jet, leaving Ben stranded in France. Ben does make it back home, in time for a photo-shoot of Hollywood's top thirty producers with Vanity Fair, although after the magazine's publishers hear about the debacle in Cannes, Ben is relegated to the far edge of the photo, meaning he will be noticeable. Robert De Niro as Ben Kristen Stewart as Zoe Sean Penn as Himself Catherine Keener as Lou Tarnow Bruce Willis as Himself John Turturro as Dick Bell Michael Wincott as Jeremy Moon Bloodgood as Laura Robin Wright as Kelly Stanley Tucci as Scott Solomon Christopher Evan Welch as Studio Marketing Guy Lily Rabe as Dawn Based on 139 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, the film has received an overall "Rotten" rating of 51%, with a weighted average score of 5.8/10.

The sites consensus states: "What Just Happened has some inspired comic moments, but this inside-baseball take on Hollywood lacks satirical bite." Official website What Just Happened on IMDb What Just Happened at AllMovie What Just Happened at Rotten Tomatoes