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Edward Lear

Edward Lear was an English artist, musician and poet, now known for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and his limericks, a form he popularised. His principal areas of work as an artist were threefold: as a draughtsman employed to illustrate birds and animals; as an author, he is known principally for his popular nonsense collections of poems, short stories, botanical drawings and alphabets. He composed and published twelve musical settings of Tennyson's poetry. Lear was born into a middle-class family at Holloway, North London, the penultimate of 21 children of Ann Clark Skerrett and Jeremiah Lear, a stockbroker working for the family sugar refining business, he was raised by his eldest sister named Ann, 21 years his senior. Jeremiah Lear ended up defaulting to the London Stock Exchange in the economic upheaval following the Napoleonic Wars. Ann doted on Edward and continued to act as a mother for him until her death, when he was 50 years of age. Lear suffered from lifelong health afflictions.

From the age of six he suffered frequent grand mal epileptic seizures, bronchitis and during life, partial blindness. Lear experienced his first seizure at a fair near Highgate with his father; the event embarrassed him. Lear felt lifelong shame for his epileptic condition, his adult diaries indicate that he always sensed the onset of a seizure in time to remove himself from public view. When Lear was about seven years old he began to show signs of depression due to the instability of his childhood, he suffered from periods of severe melancholia which he referred to as "the Morbids." Lear was drawing "for bread and cheese" by the time he was aged 16 and soon developed into a serious "ornithological draughtsman" employed by the Zoological Society and from 1832 to 1836 by the Earl of Derby, who kept a private menagerie at his estate, Knowsley Hall. He was the first major bird artist. Lear's first publication, published when he was 19 years old, was Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots in 1830.

One of the greatest ornithological artists of his era, he taught Elizabeth Gould whilst contributing to John Gould's works and was compared by some to the naturalist John James Audubon. His eyesight deteriorated too much to work with such precision on the fine drawings and etchings of plates used in lithography, thus he turned to landscape painting and travel. Among other travels, he visited Greece and Egypt during 1848–49, toured India during 1873–75, including a brief detour to Ceylon. While travelling he produced large quantities of coloured wash drawings in a distinctive style, which he converted in his studio into oil and watercolour paintings, as well as prints for his books, his landscape style shows views with strong sunlight, with intense contrasts of colour. Between 1878 and 1883 Lear spent his summers on Monte Generoso, a mountain on the border between the Swiss canton of Ticino and the Italian region of Lombardy, his oil painting The Plains of Lombardy from Monte Generoso is in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

Throughout his life, he continued to paint seriously. He had a lifelong ambition to illustrate Tennyson's poems. In 1842 Lear began a journey into the Italian peninsula, travelling through the Lazio, Abruzzo, Apulia, Basilicata and Sicily. In personal notes, together with drawings, Lear gathered his impressions on the Italian way of life, folk traditions, the beauty of the ancient monuments. Of particular interest to Lear was the Abruzzo, which he visited in 1843, through the Marsica and the plateau of Cinque Miglia, by an old sheep track of the shepherds. Lear drew a sketch of the medieval village of Albe with Mount Sirente, described the medieval village of Celano, with the castle of Piccolomini dominating the vast plain of Lago Fucino, drained a few years to promote agricultural development. At Castel di Sangro, Lear described the winter stillness of the mountains and the beautiful basilica. Lear played the piano, but he played the accordion and guitar, he composed music for many Romantic and Victorian poems, but was known for his many musical settings of Tennyson's poetry.

He published four settings in 1853, five in 1859, three in 1860. Lear's were the only musical settings. Lear composed music for many of his nonsense songs, including "The Owl and the Pussy-cat," but only two of the scores have survived, the music for "The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò" and "The Pelican Chorus". While he never played professionally, he did perform his own nonsense songs and his settings of others' poetry at countless social gatherings, sometimes adding his own lyrics, sometimes replacing serious lyrics with nursery rhymes. Lear's most fervent and painful friendship was with Franklin Lushington, he met the young barrister in Malta in 1849 and toured southern Greece with him. Lear developed an infatuation for him. Although they remained friends for forty years, until Lear's death, the disparity

No Country Club for Old Men

"No Country Club for Old Men" is the twenty-second episode and season finale of the eleventh season and the 210th overall episode of the animated comedy series Family Guy. It aired on Fox in the United States on May 19, 2013, is written by Teresa Hsiao and directed by Jerry Langford. In the episode, the Griffins join a country club, after Chris begins dating the daughter of Rhode Island's richest family, Peter ends up getting Lois's father, thrown out of his beloved country club. While searching for the remote, Stewie finds his harmonica accidentally leaves it in the bathtub. Peter accidentally sits on it causing it to get stuck in his rectum. Since it is too expensive to remove, Peter decides to make the most of the situation by performing tunes and annoying the family, he makes an appearance on America's Got Talent, while performing the theme to Sanford and Son he does well until it is dislodged by flatulence. Returning home, Chris hits it off with a girl named Amanda and scores an invitation for the family to the Barrington Country Club as she is a member of the Barrington family.

At the club, Carter is annoyed to find Peter there and tries to kick him out until he finds they are there at the invitation of the Barrington family. Carter tries to use the opportunity to get closer to the Barringtons but only annoys them, acting towards Mr. Barrington in the manner of Chester towards Spike in the Looney Tunes cartoon Tree for Two, getting kicked out of the club after "wasting fruit" doing the Carmen Miranda dance. Peter gets to take his place. Peter invites Carter as his guest so he can laugh about him with the other members and play pranks on him. Carter comes by crying that he cannot live without the country club and blames Peter for getting him kicked out. Lois gets Peter to put in a good word for him. Peter is rejected and quits when they can not both be members. Peter apologizes and Chris reveals that he was cut off from Amanda. Using Brian's advice, Peter decides to make Carter bigger than Barrington so that he has to look up to him. Arriving in a helicopter, carrying a ship, carrying a limo, with a helicopter inside, they pass themselves off in fancy uniforms as Viscount James Earl Tennisracquet and the Duke of LaCrosseteam on business with Carter.

Mr. Barrington invites them into the Barrington Room and is ready to give them another chance until Peter blows their cover, angering Carter. Carter makes Peter sing jump-rope songs about vegetables until he cries; the abuse of Peter wins Carter a second chance in the club while Peter is thrown out by Carter and Mr. Barrington as the real Viscount James Earl Tennisracquet and the Duke of LaCrosseteam have arrived only to be told of their previous arrival. Back home, Peter is happy to be himself; as a way to end the season, Lois asks him for money for a haircut, but claims that it's too expensive and ruins it by cutting it himself. The episode was met with mixed reviews from critics; the episode received a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and was watched by a total of 5.16 million viewers. This made it the most watched show on Fox's Animation Domination line-up that night, beating two episodes of The Cleveland Show and two episodes of The Simpsons. Kevin McFarland of The A. V. Club gave the episode a C+, saying "This episode took a lot longer to get to its main plot without as many laughs along the way."Carter Dotson of TV Fanatic gave the episode a 1.5 out of 5, saying "Perhaps the only interesting thing about it was that we got to see a different side of Carter Pewterschmidt, a sniveling side that wants to suck up to the bigger, richer man.

Yet, there's always been an undercurrent of pathetic-ness with him, so it wasn't revealing all that much."Mark Trammell of TV Equals gave the episode a mixed review, saying "So, not the greatest show to go out on, to be sure, but it was okay, I guess. I laughed here and there, but the main plot-lines were pretty predictable and the Chris one in particular didn’t go anywhere." The plot description was adapted from No Country Club for Old Men at Family Guy Wiki, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license. No Country Club for Old Men at Family Guy Wiki "No Country Club for Old Men" on IMDb "No Country Club for Old Men" at

Wasser- und Schifffahrtsamt

A Wasser- und Schifffahrtsamt is a regional German agency responsible for the administration of federal navigable waters and for the regulation of vessel traffic. The thirty-nine offices are supervised by the national Wasser- und Schifffahrtsverwaltung des Bundes and accountable to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. In total the offices cover 7,350 km of inland waterways; each WSA has a defined geographical coverage. For example, WSA Lauenburg covers a section of the River Elbe together with tributaries and the Elbe-Lübeck Canal; the Administration operates a fleet of about a dozen icebreakers. The newest, the Keiler, was delivered in December 2011, their oldest existing icebreaker, the Steinbock, was commissioned in 1935. The Keiler, another new vessel, the Kietz, are 33.21 metres long and 8.45 metres wide, with a draft of 1.4 metres. They are diesel powered, with engines, they cost 5 million Euros each. Other vessels include the Widder and the Wisent. Frankfurt

Dong Woo Animation

DongWoo Animation Co. Ltd is an animation studio located in South Korea, it has produced many animated series and films created and produced in the United States, South Korea and Japan. The current CEO of the studio is Kim Young-doo; the company was established in March 1991 as DongWoo Animation. In 1994, it had become first priority work-for-hire studio for Studio Gallop. In 1998, it began to work directly with Sony Columbia TriStar and since 2002 has been a main source of overseas animation production for Warner Bros. Animation. In April 1999, the company was renamed to DongWoo Animation Corporation. BASToF Lemon, the company's first original animation series, began its broadcast in 2001. In January 2002, Dongwoo opened its Los Angeles Office. In April 2004, Dongwoo opened its Gangwon office. In April 2012, DongWoo Animation & Entertainment was renamed to Dongwoo A&E Co. Ltd. Africa a. F.r. I.c. A Animated Classic Fairy Tales A Fairy Tale Christmas BASToF Lemon Bee and Puppycat Bristol Expedition Chae Chapong Kimchi Pong Daobazzi, The Animation Dokdo Dooly the Little Dinosaur Gotya!

Jubles KARA The Animation Kommi Magi-Nation MANI's adventure Mateo Mudaeri My Friend Haechi Naughty Keratops Coryillo Olympus Guardian Power King Match-Up Keeper Sinarak Uniminipet Animal Yokocho Bristol Expedition Chae Chapong Kimchi Pong Chaotic Dooly the Little Dinosaur Je Suis to be Kidding me KARA the Animation Magi-Nation Mainichi Kaasan Olympus Guardian Origami Warriors Paboo & Mojies Pretty Rhythm: Aurora Dream/PrismStone Racing Force Racing Force The Beginning Scan2Go Soul Knights Tama and Friends: Search for it! The Magic Puni-Puni Stone Tank Knights Portriss Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles What About Mimi? Yvon of the Yukon Zoobles! Black Dynamite A Little Dinosour Doolie Aloha, Scooby-Doo! Akazukin Cha Cha Avergers Assemble Batman: Gotham Knight Batman: The Brave and the Bold Bee and Puppycat Ben 10 Ben 10: Alien Force Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Ben 10: Omniverse Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot Black Dynamite Bravest Warriors ChaeChaepong Kimchipong Chaotic: M'arrillian Invasion Chaotic: Secrets of the Lost City Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic Daobazzi, The Animation Dawn of the Croods Dead Space 2 DVD Dragon League Dragon Tales Eun-bi and Ka-bi's Funny Fable Eyeshield 21 Forza!

Hidemaru Generator Rex Genji Tsuushin Agedama Geronimo Stilton Guardians of the Galaxy He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Hime-chan's Ribbon Hulk and the Agents of S. M. A. S. H. Initial D: First Stage Jackie Chan Adventures Justice League Justice League Unlimited Justice League: The New Frontier Kiteretsu Daihyakka Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo Kodomo no Omocha La Corda d'Oro: Primo Passo Legion of Super Heroes Legendz Loonatics Unleashed Magi-Nation Mega Man: Fully Charged Men in Black: The Series Nurse Angel Ririka SOS Olympus Guardian Once upon a time in silver showers kkabi? Ozzy & Drix Pretty Rhythm: Aurora Dream/PrismStone Pretty Rhythm: Dear My Future Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live PriPara Rahan: Son of the Dark Age Rurouni Kenshin Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy? Static Shock Superman: Doomsday Tama and Friends: Search for it! The Magic Puni-Puni Stone Teen Titans Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes The Batman The Batman vs. Dracula The Big Cartoonie Show The Boondocks The Legend of Prince Valiant The Spectacular Spider-Man Animated Series Transformers: Car Robots Turbo FAST Turtles Forever Tweety's High-Flying Adventure Ultimate Avengers Ultimate Avengers 2 Ultimate Spider-Man Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors Underworld: Endless War Union King What's New, Scooby-Doo?

W. I. T. C. H. Xiaolin Showdown Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light Zig & Sharko Korean animation Company Homepage: Korean English, Chinese Dong Woo Animation on IMDb

Marseille-Provence 2013

Marseille-Provence 2013 or MP2013 was the year-long series of cultural events that took place in Marseille and the surrounding area to celebrate the territory's designation as the European Capital of Culture for 2013. In total, there were more than 900 different cultural events. Marseille-Provence 2013 had an operating budget of 100 million euros and more than 600 million euros in new cultural infrastructure was unveiled in 2013 including the MuCEM designed by Rudy Ricciotti and the Villa Méditerranée conference center designed by Stefano Boeri. MP2013 was a key part of a larger, decades-long, multibillion-dollar development effort to revitalize the city; the official designation of European Capital of Culture was created in 1985 with the goal of building ties between citizens of the European Union by celebrating both the diversity of European culture and its common history and values. The event is considered an opportunity for a city or region raise its international profile and to foster urban renewal through investment in culture and tourism.

Thus far, more than 40 cities have received the European Capital of Culture designation. The city of Marseille launched its candidacy to host the European Capital of Culture in March 2004 and expanded their bid to include neighboring cities in Provence. A French jury selected Marseille as its choice in September 2008. In May 2009, the European Council announced that Marseille would be the European Capital of Culture in 2013 in parallel with the city of Košice in Slovakia. In 2006, the official Marseille-Provence 2013 association was created under French laws for non-profit organizations, it brought together members of both the public and private sectors and was first directed by Bernard Latarjet and Jean-François Chougnet. The association administrative council was led by Jacques Pfister, the president the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Marseille and Provence; the association had an initial budget of 91 million euros, 84% of, provided via public financing. The rest of the budget came from the private sector.

The final budget for the association was 101 million euros, a sum that included the cost of running the ticket office and other initiatives. The territory for the European Capital of Culture Marseille-Provence 2013 included close to 100 communities surrounding Marseille. Among the major communities were: Marseille Provence Métropole Pays d'Aix Agglopole Provence Pays d'Aubagne Arles Pays de MartiguesOther notable jurisdictions included Istres and Salon-de-Provence; the community of Toulon withdrew from the project in 2011. The president of the Communauté du Pays d’Aix threatened to withdraw after the headquarters of the newly formed Aix-Marseille University were placed in Marseille instead of Aix-en-Provence, but she decided to maintain her community's participation; the opening ceremony of MP2013 was celebrated January 12 and 13, 2013 in the cities of Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Arles. The ceremony was attended by a number of prominent figures including French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, European Commission President José Manuel Barros, French Minister of Culture Aurélie Filipetti.

There were various major events including a contemporary art walk in Aix-en-Provence and a pyrotechnical performance by Groupe F on the banks of the Rhône river in Arles. In Marseille, the downtown core was turned over to pedestrians and several performances were held, including the dropping of several tons of feathers as part of the ‘Place of Angels’ performance; the MP2013 association estimated that 600,000 people took part in activities as part of the opening ceremony. As part of the unveiling of the newly refurbished Vieux Port, the Carabosse company created an artistic installation involving sculptures with thousands of open flames installed across the water and on the quays; the official estimate of the crowd was 400,00 people. The tradition of transhumance, or moving vast numbers of livestock from one grazing area to another, was the inspiration for one of the highlights of MP2013. More than 3000 sheep were moved across the MP2013 territory in May and June with a triumphant entry into downtown Marseille on Sunday, June 9.

The project was seen by more than 300,000 people. As part of an effort to integrate art into non-traditional spaces, MP2013 organised massive installations and projections in the iconic factories and industrial spaces of the cities of Martigues and Port-de-Bouc; the closing ceremony in Marseille was organised by the pyrotechnics artists Groupe F on the Vieux Port. Two exhibitions were organised at the newly renovated J1 hangar in the heart of the port of Marseille; the first examined the history of the Mediterranean people and their relationship with the sea and their cities, the second looked at the architect Le Corbusier, his ties to Marseille and his role in the Brutalist architecture movement. The J1 hangar was opened to the public for the year of the European Capital of Culture. Another prime exhibition was the Grand Atelier du Midi, organised at the Musée des beaux-arts de Marseille and the Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence and featured iconic paintings of Provence by Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Pierre Bonnard, many others.

It generated 460,000 visits. The city of Aubagne hosted two major exhibitions, one featuring the ceramic work of Picasso, the other a mobile exhibition of work from the Centre Pompidou; the Camp des Milles, a World War II internment site near the city of Aix, was renovated and opened as a cultural and memorial site for MP2013. It featured a notable exhibition of work by the artists and writers, detained at the camp during the war. A new

Belgian Brazilians

Belgian Brazilian is a Brazilian person of full, partial, or predominantly Belgian ancestry, or a Belgian-born person immigrant in Brazil. Belgians have been in Brazil since colonial times; some of the early settlers and bandeirantes from São Paulo were Belgians or had Belgian forefathers, like Cornélio de Arzam, Pedro Taques, Fernão Dias Pais Leme, Jacques Félix. All these settlers and their relatives had huge descent, spreading throughout the southern and central parts of Brazil. Today it is still common to find these surnames in the interior of São Paulo state and neighboring states, through people who are descendants of those settlers. With the independence of the country in 1822, Belgians kept coming through immigration. Many colonies were founded during the 19th century in Southern Brazil, but in São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo and Rio de Janeiro. Botucatu. João Havelange former president of FIFA José Maria Eymael politician Immigration to Brazil White Brazilians Belgian Americans Flemish people