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Diana Wynne Jones

Diana Wynne Jones was a British novelist, academic, literary critic, short story writer. She principally wrote fantasy and speculative fiction novels for young adults; some of her better-known works are the Dalemark series. She has been cited as an inspiration and muse for several fantasy and science fiction authors: including Philip Pullman, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Penelope Lively, Robin McKinley, Megan Whalen Turner, J. K. Rowling and Dina Rabinovitch, her work has been nominated for several awards, among them twice as a finalist for the Hugo Award, fourteen times for the Locus Award, seven times for the Mythopoeic Award, twice for a British Fantasy Award, twice for a World Fantasy Award, which she would end up winning in 2007. Jones' work explores themes of time travel, parallel and/or multiple universes, her work is described as fantasy, though some incorporate science fiction themes and elements of realism. Diana was born in London, the daughter of Marjorie and Richard Aneurin Jones, both of whom were teachers.

When war was announced, shortly after her fifth birthday, she was evacuated to Wales, thereafter moved several times, including periods in the Lake District, in York, back in London. In 1943 her family settled in Thaxted, where her parents worked running an educational conference centre. There and her two younger sisters Isobel and Ursula spent a childhood left chiefly to their own devices. After attending the Friends School Saffron Walden, she studied English at St Anne's College in Oxford, where she attended lectures by both C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien before graduating in 1956. In the same year she married John Burrow, a scholar of medieval literature, with whom she had three sons, Richard and Colin. After a brief period in London, in 1957 the couple returned to Oxford, where they stayed until moving to Bristol in 1976. According to her autobiography, Jones decided. Jones started writing during the mid-1960s "mostly to keep my sanity", when the youngest of her three children was about two years old and the family lived in a house owned by an Oxford college.

Beside the children, she felt harried by the crises of adults in the household: a sick husband, a mother-in-law, a sister, a friend with daughter. Her first book was a novel for adults published by Macmillan in 1970, entitled Changeover, it originated. Changeover is set in a fictional African colony during transition, begins as a memo about the problem of how to "mark changeover" ceremonially is misunderstood to be about the threat of a terrorist named Mark Changeover, it is a farce with a large cast of characters, featuring government and army bureaucracies. In 1965, when Rhodesia declared independence unilaterally, "I felt as if the book were coming true as I wrote it."Jones' books range from amusing slapstick situations to sharp social observation, to witty parody of literary forms. Foremost amongst the latter are The Tough Guide To Fantasyland, its fictional companion-pieces Dark Lord of Derkholm and Year of the Griffin, which provide a merciless critique of formulaic sword-and-sorcery epics.

The Harry Potter books are compared to the works of Diana Wynne Jones. Many of her earlier children's books were out of print in recent years, but have now been re-issued for the young audience whose interest in fantasy and reading was spurred by Harry Potter. Jones' works are compared to those of Robin McKinley and Neil Gaiman, she was friends with both McKinley and Gaiman, Jones and Gaiman are fans of each other's work. Gaiman had dedicated his 1991 four-part comic book mini-series The Books of Magic to "four witches", of whom Jones was one. For Charmed Life, the first Chrestomanci novel, Jones won the 1978 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime award by The Guardian newspaper, judged by a panel of children's writers. Three times she was a commended runner-up for the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book: for Dogsbody, Charmed Life, the fourth Chrestomanci book The Lives of Christopher Chant, she won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, children's section, in 1996 for The Crown of Dalemark and in 1999 for Dark Lord of Derkholm.

The 1986 novel Howl's Moving Castle was inspired by a boy at a school she was visiting, who asked her to write a book called The Moving Castle. It was published first by Greenwillow in the U. S. where it was a runner-up for the annual Boston Globe–Horn Book Award in children's fiction. In 2004, Hayao Miyazaki made the Japanese-language animated movie Howl's Moving Castle, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. A version dubbed in English was released in the UK and US in 2005, with the voice of Howl performed by Christian Bale. Next year Jones and the novel won the annual Phoenix Award from the Children's Literature As

Carmelo Zito

Carmelo Zito, born in Oppido Mamertina and immigrated to the United States circa 1923, was an outspoken Italian American immigrant who operated the Il Corriere del Popolo Italian-language newspaper in San Francisco, from 1935 through 1966. He was active in the Italian anti-fascist movement in the United States. Family members relate that he fled Mussolini's regime after learning that he was targeted for execution by the Fascists. A veteran of World War I, Zito came to New York in 1923, he joined an anti-fascist paper there in 1925 moved to San Francisco in 1931 and took over Il Corriere del Popolo. During World War II, he testified before congressional and state committees concerning fascist influences that he perceived in Italian-American political and civic organizations. Carmelo Zito earned a law degree from University of Messina on December 23, 1922. Although he did not practice law in the United States, he was employed as an interpreter for Italian-speaking defendants. During the Great Depression he sold.

Carmelo Zito lived in Parkmerced until he fell and broke his hip in 1979. He moved to a nursing home in California, he died on June 1980, from complications related to Alzheimer's. Zito was married three times and all of his wives have died

Green C.4

The Green C.4 was a British four-cylinder, water-cooled aero engine that first ran in 1908, it was designed by Gustavus Green and built by the Green Engine Co and Aster Engineering. The engine was one of two Green designs to win a government prize. British Army airship Beta ASL Valkyrie Type A Roe II Triplane Roe III Triplane Roe IV Triplane Avro Type D Avro Baby Blackburn First Monoplane Handley Page Type B Handley Page Type D Hornstein biplane Macfie Empress Martin-Handasyde No.3 Neale VII biplane Short S.27 Sopwith Burgess-Wright Wells Reo A preserved Green C.4 engine is on public display at the Royal Air Force Museum London. Data from Lumsden. Type: 4-cylinder, upright piston engine Bore: 4.13 in Stroke: 4.73 in Displacement: 253.44 cu in Length: 39 in Width: 16 in Height: 28 in Dry weight: 184 lb Valvetrain: Gear driven overhead camshaft, two valves per cylinder Fuel type: Petrol Cooling system: Water-cooled Reduction gear: Direct drive, right-hand tractor Power output: 30–35 hp nominal, 52 hp at 1,460 rpm Specific power: 0.2 hp/cu in Power-to-weight ratio: 0.28 hp/lb Related lists List of aircraft engines Flight, March 12, 1910 - "British Flight Engines: The Green".

Covers both the C.4 and D.4 engine types

Lallie Charles

Lallie Charles Cowell, along with her sister Rita Martin, was the most commercially successful women portraitists of the early 20th century. Lallie Charles was a society photographer. In 1896 she opened her first studio, called "The Nook", at 1 Titchfield Road, Regent's Park, London. In 1897 Rita Martin, her sister, went to work with her In 1906 Martin opened her own studio at 27 Baker Street and the two sisters became competitors. Charles was inspired by Alice Hughes. Mme Yevonde was an apprentice of Charles, Cecil Beaton, as a young man, posed for a family portrait, an experience he described in his book Photobiography. Talking about the sisters, Beaton said: "Rita Martin and her sister, Lallie Charles, the rival photographer, posed their sitters in a soft conservatory-looking light, making all hair deliriously fashionable to be photo-lowered". A small selection of negatives by Lallie Charles and Rita Martin are preserved at the National Portrait Gallery donated by their niece Lallie Charles Cowell in 1994

Tiberius (son of Constans II)

Tiberius was Byzantine co-emperor from 659 to 681. He was the son of Constans II and Fausta, elevated in 659, before his father departed for Italy. After the death of Constans, Tiberius' brother Constantine IV, ascended the throne as senior emperor. Constantine attempted to have both Tiberius and Heraclius removed as co-emperors, which sparked a popular revolt, in 681. Constantine ended the revolt by promising to accede to the demands of the rebels, sending them home, but bringing their leaders into Constantinople. Once there, Constantine had them executed imprisoned Tiberius and Heraclius and had them mutilated, after which point they disappear from history. Tiberius was the youngest son of Constans II, his mother was daughter of the Patrician Valentinus. Although his eldest brother Constantine IV had been raised to the rank of co-emperor in 654, in 659, shortly before his father's departure for Italy, Tiberius was elevated by Constans to the rank of co-emperor, alongside his older brother Heraclius.

In 663, Constans tried to have his sons join him in Sicily, but this provoked a popular uprising in Constantinople, led by Theodore of Koloneia and Andrew, the brothers remained in the imperial capital. With Constans II's death in 668, Constantine IV became the senior emperor. After ruling alongside Tiberius and Heraclius for thirteen years, Constantine attempted to demote his brothers from the imperial position, but this provoked a military revolt in the Anatolic Theme; the army marched to Chrysopolis, sent a delegation across the straits of the Hellespont to Constantinople, demanding that the two brothers should remain co-emperors alongside Constantine IV. They based their demand on the belief that, since Heaven was ruled by the Trinity, in the same way the empire should be governed by three Emperors. Confronted by this situation, Constantine kept a close eye on his brothers, sent across a trusted officer, the captain of Koloneia. Constantine gave Theodore the delicate task of praising the soldiers for their devotion and agreeing with their reasoning, with the objective of persuading them to return to their barracks in Anatolia.

He invited the leaders of the rebellion to come over to Constantinople and consult with the Senate in order that they may begin the process of confirming the army's wishes. Happy with this positive outcome, the army departed back to Anatolia, while the instigators of the movement entered the city. With the military threat now gone, Constantine moved against the leaders of the revolt, captured them and had them hanged at Sycae; because he was the focus of a plot to curtail Constantine's power, both he and his brother were now suspect in the senior emperor's eyes. Sometime between 16 September and 21 December 681, Constantine ordered the mutilation of his brothers by slitting their noses, ordered that their images no longer appear on any coinage, that their names be removed from all official documentation. After this point, neither are mentioned again by history. Bury, J. B. A History of the Later Roman Empire from Arcadius to Irene, Vol. II, MacMillan & Co. OCLC 168739195 Haldon, John; the Empire That Would Not Die.

Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674088771. Hoyland, Robert G.. Theophilus of Edessa's Chronicle and the circulation of historical knowledge in late antiquity and early Islam. Liverpool University Press. ISBN 978-1846316975. Kazhdan, Alexander, ed. Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-504652-6 Lilie, Ralph-Johannes. Winkelmanns, Friedhelm. Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit Online. Walter de Gruyter. OCLC 913120464. Moore, R. Scott. "Constantine IV". De Imperatoribus Romanis. Archived from the original on 28 February 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2010. Stratos, Andreas Nikolaos. Byzantium in the Seventh Century: 634–641. A. M. Hakkert. OCLC 490722634. Oaks, Dumbarton. Catalogue of the Byzantine coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection. Dumbarton Oaks. OCLC 847177622. Winkelmann, Friedhelm. Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit: I. Abteilung - 5. Band: Theophylaktos – az-Zubair, Walter de Gruyter, ISBN 978-3-11-016675-0

John W. McCarter

John W. McCarter, Jr. is an American business executive and public educator, notable for his long tenure as president and CEO of the Field Museum in Chicago. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, McCarter is the son of Sr. and Ruth McCarter. He graduated from Princeton University in 1960, his senior thesis, in the Woodrow Wilson School, was on mayor Richard J. Daley and the Chicago democratic organization, he attended the London School of Economics in 1960-1961 and received an M. B. A. from the Harvard Business School in 1963. From 1963, McCarter was with Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc. consultanting with companies in agriculture and nutrition, rising to vice president McCarter was president of DeKalb Corporation and DeKalb-Pfizer Genetics until asked to resign by the board in 1986. At that time he rejoined Booz Allen. McCarter served as a White House fellow in the Bureau of the Budget in 1966-1967, during the Johnson administration, he directed the Illinois Department of Finance and newly created Bureau of the Budget from 1969 to 1972, under Governor Richard B.

Ogilvie. Leaving Booz Allen, McCarter served as president and CEO of the Field Museum from 1996 until 2012, he has been a trustee of the University of Chicago, a trustee of Princeton University, a member of the Board of Governors of Argonne National Laboratory, a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution, a trustee and chair of Chicago’s public television station, has been a director or trustee of companies including W. W. Grainger, Janus Funds, Divergence, Inc. McCarter is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sciences. McCarter married Judith Field West in 1965, they have three children