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Ernest Thompson Seton

Ernest Thompson Seton was an author, wildlife artist, founder of the Woodcraft Indians in 1902 and one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910. Seton influenced Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of one of the first Scouting organization, his notable books related to Scouting include the Boy Scout Handbook. He is responsible for the appropriation and incorporation of what he believed to be American Indian elements into the traditions of the BSA. Seton was born in County Durham, England of Scottish parents, his family emigrated to Canada in 1866. Most of his childhood was spent in Toronto and the family is known to have lived at 6 Aberdeen Avenue in Cabbagetown; as a youth, he retreated to the woods of the Don River to draw and study animals as a way of avoiding his abusive father. He won a scholarship in art to the Royal Academy in England. On his twenty-first birthday, Seton's father presented him with an invoice for all the expenses connected with his childhood and youth, including the fee charged by the doctor who delivered him.

He paid the bill, but never spoke to his father again. In 1882, he joined his brother on a homestead outside Carberry, where he began to write. In 1891, he published The Birds of Manitoba and was appointed Provincial Naturalist by the government of Manitoba, he continued to publish books about Manitoba for decades to come, including The Life Histories of Northern Animals: An Account of the Mammals of Manitoba and lived in Manitoba until 1930, when he moved to Sante Fe, New Mexico. He changed his name to Ernest Thompson Seton, believing that Seton had been an important family name, he became successful as a writer and naturalist, moved to New York City to further his career. Seton lived at Wyndygoul, an estate that he built in Cos Cob, a section of Greenwich, Connecticut. After experiencing vandalism by the local youth, Seton invited them to his estate for a weekend where he told them what he claimed were stories of the American Indians and of nature, he invited the local youth to join. Despite the name, the group was made up of non-native girls.

The stories became a series of articles written for the Ladies Home Journal, were collected in The Birch Bark Roll of the Woodcraft Indians in 1906. Shortly after, the Woodcraft Indians evolved into the Woodcraft Rangers. Woodcraft Rangers was established as a non-profit organization for youth programming in 1922, the founder of the organizations was Ernest Thompson Seton Since 1922, Woodcraft Rangers has served Los Angeles youth with Seton's model of character building, which encompasses service, truth and beauty. Since Woodcraft Rangers youth have been received in a safe environment to encourage the discovery of their own talents. Today the Woodcraft Rangers organization serves over 15,000 youth in the Los Angeles county by helping them find pathways to purposeful lives, they offer expanded learning opportunities to youth from kindergarten to twelfth grade. Youth participants are encouraged to discover their natural talents and are embraced daily with the belief that all children are innately good.

Seton met Scouting's founder, Lord Baden-Powell, in 1906. Baden-Powell had read Seton's book, The Birch Bark Roll of the Woodcraft Indians, was intrigued by it; the pair shared ideas. Baden-Powell went on to found the Scouting movement worldwide, Seton became the president of the committee that founded the Boy Scouts of America and was its first Chief Scout; the position of Chief Scout was removed, the position "Chief Scout Executive" was taken on by James West. His Woodcraft Indians, combined with the early attempts at Scouting from the YMCA and other organizations, Daniel Carter Beard's Sons of Daniel Boone, to form the BSA; the work of Seton and Beard is in large part the basis of the Traditional Scouting movement. Seton was Chief Scout of the BSA from 1910–1915 and his work is in large part responsible for the appropriation and incorporation of what he believed to be American Indian elements into the traditions of the BSA. However, he had significant personality and philosophical clashes with James E. West.

In addition to disputes about the content of Seton's contributions to the Boy Scout Handbook, conflicts arose about the suffragette activities of his wife, Grace Gallatin Seton Thompson and his British citizenship. The citizenship issue arose because of his high position within BSA, the federal charter West was attempting to obtain for the BSA requiring its board members to be United States citizens. Seton did not send it to BSA until May. In 1931 Seton became a United States citizen. Seton married twice, his first marriage was to Grace Gallatin in 1896. Their only daughter, was born in 1904 and died in 1990. Ann, who changed her first name, became a best-selling author of historical and biographical novels as Anya Seton. According to Ann's introduction to the novel Green Darkness, Grace was a practicing Theosophist. Ernest and Grace divorced in 1935, Ernest soon married Julia Moss Buttree. Julia wrote works with Ernest, they did not have any biological children, but in the 1930s they sought to adopt Moss Buttree's niece, Leila Moss, who lived with them for years in New Mexico.

In 1938, they adopted Beulah Seton. Dee Seton Barber, a talented embroiderer of articles for synagogues such as Torah mantles, died in 2006. Seton

Stepping into Tomorrow

Stepping Into Tomorrow is a 1974 album by jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. The Allmusic Review by Andy Kellman awards the album with 4 stars. "Stepping Into Tomorrow" – 5:06 "Design A Nation" – 4:19 "We’re Together" – 4:23 "Think Twice" – 6:10 "Makin’ It" – 3:46 "Rock ‘N’ Roll Again" – 6:08 "You Are The World" – 4:29 "I Love The Girl" – 3:52 Donald Byrd - trumpet, vocals Gary Bartz - alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet James Carter - whistler on "Rock And Roll Again" Mayuto Correa - congas Margie Evans, Kay Haith, Freddie Perren - background vocals Fonce Mizell - trumpet, background vocals Jerry Peters - organ, piano John Rowin, David T. Walker - guitar Larry Mizell - Fender Rhodes, ARP synthesizers, background vocals Chuck Rainey - bass Harvey Mason - drums, bata drums Roger Sainte - percussion Ronghea Southern - guitar on "Think Twice" Stephanie Spruill - percussion, background vocals

Joanna Scanlan

Joanna Scanlan is an English actress and screenwriter. She is known for her roles in British television series such as The Thick of It, Getting On, Puppy Love, No Offence, she was nominated for three BAFTA TV Awards including two for Best Writing. Her film appearances include Girl With a Pearl Earring, Notes on a Scandal, The Invisible Woman, Bridget Jones's Baby. Scanlan was born on 27 October 1961 in West Kirby, the daughter of hoteliers Michael and Patricia Scanlan, she moved to North Wales with her parents at the age of three, her parents bought the Castle Hotel in Ruthin. She attended Brigidine Convent and Howell's School in Denbigh, as well as New Hall School in Chelmsford, Essex, she studied history at Queens' College and joined the Cambridge Footlights, where she became friends with Tilda Swinton. After graduation, Scanlan joined the academic staff of Leicester Polytechnic lecturing in drama for five years, before she undertook a similar role at the Arts Council of Great Britain for three years.

After the Arts Council of Great Britain was split in 1994, at age 34 Scanlan decided to try becoming a professional actor gaining the role as a nurse in ITV1's Peak Practice. This formed some what of a theme in her early career playing a midwife in The Other Boleyn Girl with Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson, before playing a nurse again alongside Ade Edmondson's doctor in ill-fated Doctors and Nurses, latterly Dr Diana Dibbs in Doc Martin with Martin Clunes. Scanlan is known for her portrayal of Terri Coverley, the notoriously useless senior press officer for the Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship in the British comedy television series The Thick of It from 2005–2012. Set in the corridors of power and spin, the series satirises the inner workings of modern British Government highlighting the trials and tribulations between politicians, civil servants and the media; the series was broadcast as two short series of three episodes on BBC Four in 2005 before the cast was expanded for two hour-long specials coinciding with Christmas and Gordon Brown's appointment as Prime Minister in 2007.

The series received a plethora of awards including Best Situation Comedy from the Royal Television Society in 2006 and 2010, best sitcom and writing team in the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards in 2006 and 2010. Among her successes is Scanlan's critically acclaimed dark satirical NHS drama Getting On, which she starred and co-wrote with Jo Brand and Vicki Pepperdine; the series earned her a BAFTA nomination for'Best Female Performance in a Comedy' and a BAFTA Television Craft nomination for screenwriting in both 2011 and 2013. They were nominated for'Best Comedy Screenwriting' at The Royal Television Awards in 2010 and'Best Comedy' at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards in 2011; the comedy series was adapted for an American audience with HBO, with Scanlan onboard as an executive producer to work on script development. Scanlan was a guest star in the American version, reprising her role as'Denise Flixter'; the Emmy nominated show ran for three seasons between 2013–2015. Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine teamed up again to write and star in their BBC Four comedy series Puppy Love, which follows two women at their dog training classes on the Wirral.

Under their production company George and George Co. they are adapting Puppy Love with HBO for America and have a new sitcom This Land is Ours in development for US Network IFC. Scanlan plays lead character DI Inspector'Viv Deering' in Paul Abbott's BAFTA nominated and RTS award-winning primetime drama, No Offence. A cast-iron cop with a tough-love approach to managing her team and her'Friday Street Squad' will do everything possible to restore justice to the streets of Manchester; the series features a strong female cast that includes Elaine Cassidy, Alexandra Roach and Sarah Solemani. Series one was awarded Best Drama Series as The Royal Television Society Awards in 2016. Scanlan returned to the big screen as Cathy in Bridget Jones's Baby. Based on Helen Fielding's 2006 columns, the film fills in the gap between the last film and her subsequent book Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. Directed by Sharon Maguire, the film finds Bridget unexpectedly expecting. Other film credits include Charles Dickens' wife in The Invisible Woman and roles in Get Santa, Testament of Youth, In the Loop, The Bad Education Movie, The Other Boleyn Girl, Notes on a Scandal, Girl With A Pearl Earring, Kinky Boots.

Additional television credits include Death Comes To Pemberley, Fungus the Bogeyman and Lucia, Heading Out, Doc Martin, Spaced. On stage, Scanlan has worked with Thea Starrock in her production of Cloud 9 at the Almeida Theatre and Top Girls, with Rufus Norris in Vernon God Little at The Young Vic, featured in Polly Teale's Madame Bovery. Scanlan and her husband live in South Croydon. Joanna Scanlan on IMDb

Thompson Campbell

Thompson Campbell was a U. S. Representative from Illinois. Born in Ireland, Campbell immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania, he attended public schools, studied law, was admitted to the bar in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He moved to Galena and engaged in mining. Campbell served as the Illinois Secretary of State from 1843 until his resignation in 1846, he was a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1847. He was elected as a Democrat to the 32nd Congress in 1850, was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1852, he was a delegate at the 1852 Democratic National Convention and was appointed United States land commissioner for California by President Pierce in 1853 and served until he resigned in 1855. At the 1860 Democratic National Convention, he served as a delegate in Charleston, North Carolina and became an elector at large on the Breckinridge ticket. During the Civil War, he served in the California State Assembly as a member of the Union Party and was a delegate to the 1864 Republican National Convention.

He died in San Francisco, California on December 6, 1868, is interred in Laurel Hill Cemetery. United States Congress. "Thompson Campbell". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; this article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

Martin Balluch

Martin Balluch is an Austrian physicist, philosopher and prominent animal rights activist. He co-founded the Austrian Vegan Society in 1999, has been president of the Austrian Association Against Animal Factories since 2002; the philosopher Peter Singer has called Balluch "one of the foremost spokesmen in the worldwide animal rights movement for pursuing the nonviolent, democratic road to reform." Balluch was born in Vienna. He obtained diplomas in mathematics and astronomy from the University of Vienna in 1986 and 1987, his PhD in physics from the University of Heidelberg in 1989, he worked for 12 years as a lecturer and researcher at the Universities of Vienna and Cambridge, before leaving academia in 1997 to become a full-time animal rights advocate. Balluch became active within the animal rights movement in 1985, moving to full-time advocacy in 1997 while at Cambridge, he was one of two protesters who abseiled down Great St Mary's Church in Cambridge in November 1998 in support of animal rights activist Barry Horne, who spent 68 days on hunger strike in an unsuccessful effort to have the government order a Royal Commission on animal testing.

In an article in Peter Singer's In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave, Balluch describes his activism in Austria, which he says has given Austria animal protection legislation that, he writes, is among the most advanced in the world. He attributes the effectiveness of the activism to a united front among animal advocacy groups, which are elsewhere divided by ideology and arguments about tactics; the first Austrian animal rights conference was held in Vienna in 2002, leading to a united press conference, which, he writes, signaled the start of a campaign to change the law. Balluch is notable for his role in persuading the Austrian parliament in 2004 to add a clause about non-human animals to the country's constitution, which now reads, "The state protects the life and well-being of animals in its responsibility for them as fellows of mankind. " He helped to establish "animal solicitors" in each province, who are empowered by start court proceedings on behalf of animals, he was prominent in the campaign to have chicken batteries outlawed, which resulted in their being declared illegal in Austria after 1 January 2009.

By 2006, there was a ban on battery farms for chickens. It is against the law to kill any animal without good cause; each province must appoint an "animal solicitor" financed by the state. The solicitors may take action on behalf of any animal, must be kept informed about trials involving animals; when police or prosecutors are made aware of breaches of animal legislation, they are now compelled by law to act. Every two years, the government must write a report on advances made in animal protection. An "animal protection committee" has been set up, with one member elected by animal advocacy groups; the use of wild animals in circuses is prohibited. And the following statement has been added to the constitution: "The state protects the life and well-being of animals due to the special responsibility of mankind with respect to animals as their fellows. "He was invited to run as a Green Party candidate in September 2008. On 21 May 2008, Balluch was one of 10 leaders of Austrian animal advocacy groups jailed without charge under a law aimed at organized crime.

The court recommended. Balluch responded by launching a hunger strike, he was released on 3 September 2008. In February 2010, the state prosecution announced that enough evidence had been found to put 13 animal protection activists, including the ten who had spent three months in custody, on trial. Four of the activists have released their charge sheets on the internet; the activists' supposed membership in a criminal organisation is deduced from an extensive list of expressed opinions and political activities, such as organising demonstrations and public conferences. After 14 months of trial at a cost of over €35, 000 in lawyer fees for each of the accused, a complete verdict of "not guilty" for all was handed out on 2 May 2011. Balluch's Cambridge homepage Balluch's address to the court, Indymedia UK, 7 July 2008. Website of Verein Gegen Tierfabriken

Shipunovsky District

Shipunovsky District is an administrative and municipal district, one of the fifty-nine in Altai Krai, Russia. It is located in the center of the krai; the area of the district is 4,130 square kilometers. Its administrative center is the rural locality of Shipunovo. Population: 33,285 ; the population of the administrative center accounts for 36.4% of the district's total population. Алтайский краевой Совет народных депутатов. Закон №28-ЗС от 1 марта 2008 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Алтайского края», в ред. Закона №16-ЗС от 4 апреля 2017 г. «О присоединении станции Железнодорожная Казарма 572 км к посёлку Октябрьскому Октябрьского сельсовета Кулундинского района Алтайского края и внесении изменений в отдельные законы Алтайского края». Вступил в силу 8 марта 2008 г. Опубликован: "Алтайская правда", №67, 8 марта 2008 г.. Алтайский краевой Совет народных депутатов. Закон №52-ЗС от 2 июля 2008 г. «О статусе и границах муниципальных и административно-территориальных образований Шипуновского района Алтайского края», в ред.

Закона №133-ЗС от 22 декабря 2015 г. «О внесении изменений в отдельные Законы Алтайского края в связи с преобразованием муниципальных и административно-территориальных образований». Вступил в силу через 10 дней после дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Алтайская правда", №214–215, 26 июля 2008 г