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Eugene Savage

Eugene Francis Savage was an American painter and sculptor known for his murals in the manner made official under the Works Projects Administration. He is known for his work on the Bailey Fountain in Grand Army Plaza, New York and the'Alma Mater' mural featured in the Sterling Memorial Library on the campus of Yale University located in New Haven, CT. Savage was born in Covington, Indiana. In 1915, while studying at the Chicago Art Institute, he won the Rome Prize in painting, enabling him to study at the American Academy in Rome, where he received a bachelor of arts degree, he received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts from Yale University. Savage subsequently taught at the Yale School of Art and Architecture for twenty-eight years, where he was the Leffingwell Professor of Painting & Design. Savage's training in Early Renaissance techniques influence his style, he was strongly influenced by Thomas Hart Benton. Other contemporary influences on his public art were his Latin American contemporaries Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco.

Savage's influence was extended by his service on high-profile arts committees. While acting as a member of the Fine Arts committee of the American Academy in Rome, he ensured, though not a member of the jury, that a generation of winning artists were painting in the manner of Thomas Hart Benton or Savage himself, he became an Associate Member of the National Academy of Design, 1924 and National Academician, 1926. Savage served on the U. S. Commission of Fine Arts from 1933 to 1941 and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, to which he was elected in 1936. Savage was commissioned by the Matson Navigation Company to paint nine 4 by 8 foot Hawaiian-themed murals in Hawaii, they were completed in 1940, but never installed in the company's ships, converted to troopships. In 1948, lithographs based on these murals were used as menu covers on Matson's flagship, SS Lurline. In 1935 and 1953 Savage visited Florida, where he painted the experience of the Seminole in their Everglades, taking note of the intrusion of modern civilization into what seemed to be a Garden of Eden pastoral existence.

These paintings were done at the same time the effort was under way to create the Everglades National ParkMurals by Savage are on the campuses of Purdue and Yale Universities. At Yale, he oversaw the decorative painting of Sterling Memorial Library and painted the library's Alma Mater mural, his work features in government buildings in Connecticut, the Elks National Veterans Memorial in Chicago, the new Post Office Building in Washington, in Indiana and the renovated Court of Appeals Hall, New York. He did the Great Hall murals in the Hall of State at Fair Park for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas, Texas. After World War II, Savage designed and installed the colored glass mosaic map at the American Cemetery in Épinal France; the mosaic depicts American and Allied military operations of Operation Dragoon from the landing in southern France on 15 August 1944 to the junction with Allied Forces advancing from Normandy on 11 September at Sombernon, near Dijon. S. Fifth Army south of the Brenner Pass.

The mosaic, 54' feet long and 14' feet high, was designed utilizing data provided by the American Battle Monuments Commission. The map is laid out in perspective as seen from the south. Thus, north is toward the upper right instead of vertically upward. Symbolically, the figures on the semi-circular wall depict the Spirit of Columbia leading the Army and Air Forces to the landings on the south coast of France; the final victory is symbolized by the Angel of Victory with laurel branch above the central altar. In the border of the map are the insignia of all military units of division size or larger that participated in ground operations in the region; the 14'x4' foot 4 panel oil on board study for the glass mosaic at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial hangs at the Military Heritage Collection of North Texas 35 miles north east of Dallas, TX in Nevada, TX. In other media, he provided illustrations for Coningsby Dawson's Christmas Outside of Eden. In 1938 the Matson Lines commissioned him to paint murals depicting native Hawaiian life, which were adapted for menus and other memorabilia.

Berenson, Richard J. The Complete Illustrated Guidebook to Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York, Silver Lining Books, New York, 2001, ISBN 0-7607-2213-7, pages 32–36. Carnegie Corporation, On Art Education. New York: Carnegie Corporation. Lancaster, Prospect Park Handbook, New York, Published for Greensward Foundation by Long Island University Press, 1972, ISBN 0-913252-06-9. Papanikolas, Theresa and DeSoto Brown, Art Deco Hawai'i, Honolulu Museum of Art, 2014, ISBN 978-0-937426-89-0, pp. 106–112 Covington Community Foundation Purdue University, "The Spirit of the Land Grant College" mural, 1961

Fastlane (band)

Fastlane were a British rock band, that emerged from the Surrey Rock scene in 1997. In 2002, the band reformed with a different line-up: Benji singing and Biffen playing Guitar, Tom Marsden playing Bass, Dan Ranson playing drums. During the summer of 2002, Fastlane self-released their debut EP ‘She Loves the Rock’ and was picked up by 20 Deck Records, where they were soon on the road touring and playing to audiences across the country. Another line-up change and an original member return, Ian Maynard picked up the bass as Tom left the band. Fastlane grew. 2003 found Fastlane making the final line-up change. In reviews, Fastlane's genre has been listed as pop punk, screamo and metal. In March 2004, Fastlane entered the studio to record their first full-length album titled ‘New Start’ with the producer Iain Wetherell at Premier Studios in Corby, they played shows in multiple cities in England promoting their upcoming release, in the latter part of 2004, the album was finished. ‘New Start’ included the songs, ‘Eyes Closed’, ‘Elevator’, ‘A New Start’, ‘Million Times’ and the single ‘Dreaming’.

The album was released on Suckapunch Records in the UK in 2005, Pyropit Records in Japan that year. It was distributed in HMV, Tower Records, Virgin Megastores and Amazon. In 2005, Fastlane commenced their headline national tour adding dates in Scotland and Wales. In addition to their headline tour, they supported other UK tours including New Found Glory, Gratitude, Avenged Sevenfold, The Academy Is, Aiden, 4Ft Fingers, My Awesome Compilation. 2006 began with another headline tour for Fastlane and in addition supporting tours of bands such as Aiden, Hidden in Plain View, Funeral for a Friend, Fightstar. During the summer, Fastlane returned to the studio to record their second full-length album ‘Overdrive’ with producer John Mitchell at Outhouse Studios in Reading; the album was released by Pyropit Records in Japan during October 2006, was followed with an international tour when Fastlane flew to Tokyo promoted it. Pyropit Records, an indie record company in Japan joined forces with Kick Rock Music to create a tour for Fastlane and three American bands.

They sold out venues such as The Club Quattro and ACB in Tokyo with a capacity of 500+ people, conducted in-stores at Tower Records in Shibuya, Tokyo. Since MP3.com closed, Fastlane have uploaded music on both Purevolume, where they have over 26,000 plays, Myspace.com where they have over 130,000 plays. ‘Overdrive’ was released on Punktastic Recordings in the UK on 7 May 2007. Ben Phillipsvocals Matt O'Grady – lead guitar Adam Biffen – rhythm guitar Ian Maynard – bass, piano Gary Tough – drums Tom Marsden – bass Dan Ransen – drums New Start - Suckapunch Records New Start - Pyropit Records Overdrive - Pyropit Records Overdrive - Punktastic Recordings Fastlane have been featured in Kerrang magazine. Featured in Rockin'On Magazine, GrindHouse Magazine, Crossbeat in Japan. Charted No. 4 Japan’s HMV Pop Punk Music Chart, No. 16 Japan’s HMV Alternative Chart, No. 283 Japan’s HMV Music Chart. Sold 14,000 copies of ‘New Start.’ 6,500 pre-sales of ‘Overdrive.’ Headlined a tour through England and Wales.

Toured Japan in October 2006. Released two albums on notable indie label Pyropit Records in Japan. Won the Taste of Chaos Tour Music Competition. London Astoria Camden Barfly Camden Underworld Mean Fiddler The Garage Islington Academy The Sound Leicester Square The Verge Not Ku Club Birmingham NIA Birmingham Academy, Academy 2, Bar Academy Nottingham Rock City Manchester Road House Liverpool Academy Leeds Cockpit Newcastle University York Fibbers Southampton Guildhall Wolverhampton Wulfrun Wolverhampton Little Civic Oxford Zodiac Cambridge Junction Norwich Waterfront The Leicester Charlotte Bournemouth Firestation Tunbridge Wells Forum Plymouth University Exeter Cavern Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt Wales: Cardiff Barfly Clwb Ifor Bach Wrexham Central Station Scotland: Glasgow Arches Glasgow Barfly Glasgow King Tuts Arbroath Viewfield Hotel Aberdeen Tunnels Japan: The Club Quattro ACB Club Milk Kumagaya’s Heavens Rock Fastlane's Official Website Pyropit Records Punktastic Recordings

Canon de 138 mm Modèle 1910 naval gun

The Canon de 138 mm Modèle 1910 was a medium calibre naval gun of the French Navy used during World War I and World War II. It was carried by the dreadnoughts of the Courbet and Bretagne classes as their secondary armament and planned for use in the Normandie-class battleships, it was used as the primary armament for the Arras-class sloops and planned for the La Motte-Picquet-class cruisers, cancelled in 1915. It was used in coast defense batteries during both World Wars; the 55 caliber Mle 1910 used the typical built-up construction of its time. It used separate-loading ammunition. In the battleships it was installed in armored casemates, using central pivot mounts, but no details are available. A variant of this mount was used for the sloops; the casemate mount had a range of elevation from -10° to +15°, but this was changed to -7° to +25°. The casemate mount could traverse a total of 160°. Twenty Mle 1910 guns were used by the Germans as coast defense guns along the French Mediterranean coast, although it is unclear if these guns were taken over by the Germans or if they were emplaced by them.

In 1942 14 guns removed from the battleships Courbet and Paris were installed in coast defence batteries at Dawlish, Padstow, Sidmouth, Port Talbot and Whitehaven in the UK. These guns were returned to France in September 1945; the Mle 1910 was converted to field artillery use. Both Saint-Chamond and Schneider produced land carriages in mid 1917 respectively. Although these guns met the range requirements of the French Army the carriages were heavy and slow firing. Saint-Chamond constructed twelve Canon de 145mm Mle 1910 sur affût Saint-Chamond in 1916 using bored out 14 cm Mle L/55 barrels. During World War I fourteen spare guns from the Bretagne class were sent to the front at Verdun where they were captured during a German attack in February 1916; the guns kept their original center pivot mounts like in the picture and were placed on concrete slabs. The 10.4 kilograms propellant charge for the Mle 1910 was contained in a cartridge case that would be used for all succeeding French guns of this caliber.

Of course the actual amount of powder would vary with each gun, but it standardized the chamber size for all 138.6 mm French guns. BL 5.5 inch Mark I naval gun: British equivalent 14 cm/50 3rd Year Type naval gun: Japanese equivalent Campbell, John. Naval Weapons of World War Two. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-87021-459-4

Bulent Hass Dellal

Bülent Hass Dellal is a director and the chairman of the Special Broadcasting Service in Australia. Dellal was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Turkish Cypriot parents, is the eldest of three children, his great-grandfather was the last Ottoman mufti of Cyprus. Dellal's early childhood was spent in Glenroy. Dellal spent his after school hours and weekends helping his father, with the general store they owned in Glenroy, his father devoted his spare time towards assisting Turkish Cypriot immigrants who settled in Australia and helped form the Cyprus Turkish Association. He founded the Cyprus Turkish Islamic Society, was responsible for managing the construction of the Sunshine Mosque. Although the Turkish culture was a strong presence within his household and his siblings found it difficult to speak the language, preferring instead to speak in English, his father decided to move the family to Turkey, so that the children would gain a stronger sense of their culture. In 1962, at the age of 10, Dellal's family sold their assets and moved to Ankara, Turkey but returned to Australia, in 1965, where he spent his secondary school years.

Dellal studied at Merrilands Secondary College and at the Melba Conservatory in Richmond. Once he finished his studies, he became a teacher at a Catholic girl's college. In 1989, Dellal became the founding executive of the Australian Multicultural Foundation, his efforts were recognised in 1997 when he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia by Queen Elizabeth II for his support of multicultural affairs, the arts and the community. In 2003 he was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal for his contribution to Australian society. 1997: Medal of the Order of Australia 2003: Centenary of Federation Medal

Madeleine Taylor-Quinn

Madeleine Taylor-Quinn is an Irish former Fine Gael politician who served for over twenty years in the Oireachtas as a Teachta Dála for Clare and as a Senator. Born Madeleine Taylor in Kilkee, County Clare, she was educated at the Convent of Mercy Secondary School in Kilrush, at University College Galway, graduating with a BA, H. Dip. Ed, LLB. Working as a teacher, she became a founder member of Young Fine Gael in 1977, Joint Honorary Secretary of Fine Gael from 1979 to 1982, the first woman officer in the party, she was elected to Dáil Éireann on her first attempt, at the 1981 general election, succeeding her father Frank Taylor, a TD from 1969 to 1981. County Clare's first-ever female TD, she took her seat in the 22nd Dáil as Fine Gael leader Garret FitzGerald was elected Taoiseach, heading a Fine Gael-Labour coalition government; the government fell in January 1982 when it was defeated in a vote on the budget, at the February 1982 general election Taylor-Quinn lost her seat to Fine Gael's other candidate, Donal Carey.

She was elected to the 16th Seanad Éireann by the Cultural and Educational Panel. She regained her Dáil seat that year, at the November 1982 general election, was re-elected at the 1987 and 1989 general elections, she lost her seat at the 1992 general election. She was unsuccessful. After her Dáil defeat in 1992, Taylor-Quinn was elected to the Seanad Éireann, again by the Cultural and Educational Panel, which re-elected her in 1997 to the 21st Seanad, she was defeated at the 2002 Seanad elections. She stood as a Fine Gael candidate at the 2004 European Parliament election, for the North-West constituency, achieving over 22,000 votes in the Clare constituency, the highest vote of any candidate in any election in Co. Clare, but was defeated, she again contested Clare at the 2007 general election. Her party colleagues Pat Breen and Joe Carey won the Fine Gael seats. In the Dáil, she has served at various times as her party's spokesperson on Tourism, the Marine and Defence, she has held a number of frontbench positions in the Seanad, including Foreign Affairs, Culture and the Islands, Law Reform and Defence and served as Deputy Opposition Leader.

She has served as a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Marriage Breakdown, the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Women's Rights and the Select Committee on Judicial Separation, on which last she was Chairperson. Taylor-Quinn was a member of Clare County Council from 1979 to 2009 when she decided to retire from politics, she is a former Mayor of the County Council, was the first Fine Gael Mayor in Clare. She was the Fine Gael group leader on the County Council until 2009, she is married to George Quinn, has two sons

Evgeni Kabaev

Evgeni Gennadyevich Kabaev is a Russian professional footballer who playes for Samut Sakhon in the Thai League 2 as a forward. Kabaev has been the top scorer in 2014 and 2016 season, he made his debut in the Russian Second Division for FC Petrotrest St. Petersburg on 18 April 2011 in a game against FC Karelia Petrozavodsk. In 2014, he is Top Scorer of Estonia Top Level and The Best Player of Estonia top level, with 36 goals. On 3 December 2014 Kabaev joined Indonesian club Persija Jakarta, but the league season in Indonesia got canceled. On 8 January 2017, Kabaev signed a two-year contract with Czech club Bohemians 1905. On 17 July 2019, Kabaev joined Estonian Club FCI Levadia. On July 29th, Kabaev was arrested for driving 42 km/h over the speed limit, he spent two days in jail. As he had not paid two previous fines for speeding, Kabaev's visa was cancelled, the player was deported and he was banned from entering the Schengen area for one year. After being released from contract with Levadia Kabaev signed with Honduran club C.

D. Real de Minas. Evgeni Kabaev at Soccerway Evgeni Kabaev at the Estonian Football Association