Edward Burne-Jones

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Baronet, was an English artist and designer associated with the phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, who worked with William Morris on decorative arts as a founding partner in Morris, Faulkner & Co. Burne-Jones was involved in the rejuvenation of the tradition of stained glass art in Britain, his stained glass works feature in St. Anne's Church, Brown Edge, Staffordshire Moorlands and St. Edward the Confessor church at Cheddleton Staffordshire. Burne-Jones's early paintings show the inspiration of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, but by the 1860s Burne-Jones was discovering his own artistic "voice". In 1877, he was persuaded to show eight oil paintings at the Grosvenor Gallery; these included The Beguiling of Merlin. The timing was right and he was taken up as a herald and star of the new Aesthetic Movement. Burne-Jones worked in crafts. Edward Coley Burne Jones was born in Birmingham, the son of a Welshman, Edward Richard Jones, a frame-maker at Bennetts Hill, where a blue plaque commemorates the painter's childhood.

His mother Elizabeth Coley Jones died within six days of his birth, he was raised by his father, the family housekeeper, Ann Sampson, an obsessively affectionate but humourless, unintellectual local girl. He attended Birmingham's King Edward VI grammar school from 1844 and the Birmingham School of Art from 1848 to 1852, before studying theology at Exeter College, Oxford. At Oxford he became a friend of William Morris as a consequence of a mutual interest in poetry; the two Exeter undergraduates, together with a group of Jones' friends from Birmingham known as the Birmingham Set, formed a society, which they called "The Brotherhood". The members of the brotherhood read John Ruskin, Tennyson, visited churches, worshipped the Middle Ages. At this time Burne-Jones discovered Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, to be so influential in his life. At that time neither Burne-Jones nor Morris knew Dante Gabriel Rossetti but both were much influenced by his works, met him by recruiting him as a contributor to their Oxford and Cambridge Magazine which Morris founded in 1856 to promote their ideas.

Burne-Jones had intended to become a church minister, but under Rossetti's influence both he, Morris decided to become artists, Burne-Jones left college before taking a degree to pursue a career in art. In February 1857, Rossetti wrote to William Bell Scott Two young men, projectors of the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, have come up to town from Oxford, are now intimate friends of mine, their names are Jones. They have turned artists instead of taking up any other career to which the university leads, both are men of real genius. Jones's designs are marvels of finish and imaginative detail, unequalled by anything unless Albert Dürer's finest works. In 1856 Burne-Jones became engaged to one of the MacDonald sisters, she was training to be a painter, was the sister of Burne-Jones's old school friend. The couple married in 1860, after which she made her own work in woodcuts, became a close friend of George Eliot.. Georgiana gave birth to a son, Philip, in 1861. A second son, born in the winter of 1864 while Georgiana became gravely ill with scarlet fever, died soon after birth.

The family moved to 41 Kensington Square, their daughter Margaret was born there in 1866. In 1867 Burne-Jones and his family settled at the Grange, an 18th-century house set in a garden in North End, London. For the 1870s Burne-Jones did not exhibit, following a number of bitterly hostile attacks in the press, a passionate affair with his Greek model Maria Zambaco, which ended with her trying to commit suicide by throwing herself in Regent's Canal. During these difficult years Georgiana developed a friendship with Morris, whose wife Jane had fallen in love with Rossetti. Morris and Georgie may have been in love. In the end, the Burne-Joneses remained together, as did the Morrises, but Morris and Georgiana were close for the rest of their lives. In 1880 the Burne-Joneses bought Prospect House in Rottingdean, near Brighton in Sussex, as their holiday home, soon after the next door Aubrey Cottage to create North End House, reflecting the fact that their Fulham home was in North End Road.. His troubled son Philip, who became a successful portrait painter, died in 1926.

His adored daughter Margaret married John William Mackail, the friend and biographer of Morris, Professor of Poetry at Oxford from 1911–1916. Their children were the novelists Angela Thirkell a

Natalka Karpa

Natalka Karpa, born Nataliya Semenivna Karpa is a Ukrainian singer, TV-host, the "Distinguished Artist of Ukraine". She is associated with the city of Lviv. Karpa was born in the small city of Dobromyl near the Polish-Soviet border, she was born into a musical family. When Karpa was five her parents bought her a piano and she enrolled in a music school, she started to sing in a public choir "Pysanka" and became a solo singer for the vocal-instrumental ensemble "Halytska perlyna" headed by Lesya Salistra. Karpa finished her school with a gold medal and has two higher education diplomas: Lviv Medical University and the English Philology of Lviv Polytechnic. During her studies in universities Karpa was a solo singer for a medical jazz band "Medicus", she participated in numerous Ukrainian festivals. Her first the most successful hit was a song "Kalyna - ne verba". Along her singing career, Karpa is an anchor lady for few TV-programs such as "Ekstremalnyi weekend" and "Vidkryi sebe". Together with her producer Yaroslav Stepanyk she found her own producing center "KARPARATION".

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Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System

The Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System is the United States Navy's program that developed manned helicopters that assist the surface fleet in anti-submarine warfare. The purpose of LAMPS was to scout outside the limits of a fleet's radar and sonar range to detect and track enemy submarines or missile-equipped escort ships and feed the real-time data back to their LAMPS mothership, they have the capability to directly engage enemy targets with depth charges or torpedoes or indirectly engage the enemy by coordinating fleet assets on site. Kaman SH-2F Seasprite Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk A Mk II version was planned, but was canceled in favor of the more advanced Mk III. LAMPS III added the capabilities to use night vision capability. PAVE LAMPS History