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Eugenio María de Hostos

Eugenio María de Hostos, known as "El Gran Ciudadano de las Américas", was a Puerto Rican educator, intellectual, sociologist and Puerto Rican independence advocate. Eugenio María de Hostos y de Bonilla was born into a well-to-do family in Barrio Río Cañas of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, on January 11, 1839, his parents were Eugenio María de Hostos y Rodríguez and María Hilaria de Bonilla y Cintrón, both of Spanish ascent. At a young age, his family sent him to study in the capital of the island, San Juan, where he received his elementary education in the Liceo de San Juan. In 1852, his family sent him to Bilbao, where he graduated from the Institute of Secondary Education. After he graduated, he enrolled at the Complutense University of Madrid in 1857, he studied law and letters. As a student there, he became interested in politics. In 1863, he published in Madrid what is considered La Peregrinación de Bayoán; when Spain adopted its new constitution in 1869 and refused to grant Puerto Rico its independence, Hostos left Spain for the United States.

During his one-year stay in the United States, he joined the Cuban Revolutionary Committee and became the editor of a journal called La Revolución. Hostos believed in the creation of an Antillean Confederation between Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba; this idea was embraced by fellow Puerto Ricans Ramón Emeterio Betances and Segundo Ruiz Belvis. One of the things which disappointed Hostos was that in Puerto Rico and in Cuba there were many people who wanted their independence from Spain, but did not embrace the idea of becoming revolutionaries, preferring to be annexed by the United States. Hostos wanted to promote the independence of Puerto Rico and Cuba and the idea of an Antillean Confederation, he therefore traveled to many countries. Among the countries he went promoting his idea were the United States, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, the Dominican Republic and the Danish colony of St. Thomas, now part of the United States Virgin Islands, he spent one year in Lima, from November 1870 to December 1871, during which he helped develop the country's educational system and spoke against the harsh treatment given to the Chinese who lived there.

He moved to Chile for two years. During his stay there, he taught at the University of Chile and gave a speech titled "The Scientific Education of Women", he proposed in his speech. Soon after, Chile allowed women to enter its college educational system. On September 29, 1873, he went to Argentina, where he proposed a railroad system between Argentina and Chile, his proposal was accepted and the first locomotive was named after him. In 1875, Hostos went to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic visiting Santo Domingo, he conceived the idea of a Normal School and introduced advanced teaching methods, although these had been opposed by the local Catholic Church as Hostos opposed any sort of religious instruction in the educational process. Nonetheless, his response to this criticism was calm and constructive, as many of his writings reveal. In April 1876, Hostos returned to New York and in November he traveled to Caracas, where he married Belinda Otilia de Ayala Quintana, from Cuba, on July 9, 1877; the couple had five children: Carlos Eugenio, Luisa Amelia, Bayoán Lautaro, Filipo Luis Duarte de Hostos and María Angelina.

Their wedding was officiated by the Archbishop of Caracas, José Antonio Ponte, their maid of honor was the Puerto Rican poet, women's rights activist and Puerto Rican independence advocate Lola Rodríguez de Tió. He returned to the Dominican Republic in 1879 and in February 1880 the first Normal School was inaugurated, he was named director and he helped establish a second Normal School in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros. Hostos and his family returned to Chile in 1889, he taught law at the University of Chile. Hostos returned to the United States in 1898 before relocating with his family to Santo Domingo in January 1900. In his last years, Hostos participated in the Puerto Rican and Cuban independence movements. In the Dominican Republic, Hostos continued to play a major role in reorganizing the educational and railroad systems, he wrote many essays on social science topics, such as psychology, logic and law, is considered one of the first systematic sociologists in Latin America. He was known to be a supporter of women's rights.

On August 11, 1903, Hostos died in Santo Domingo, aged 64. He is buried in the National Pantheon located in the colonial district of that city. Per his final wishes, his remains are to stay permanently in the Dominican Republic until the day Puerto Rico is independent, and only does he want to be reinterred in his homeland. Hostos wrote his own epitaph: In 1938, the 8th International Conference of America, celebrated in Lima, posthumously paid tribute to Hostos and declared him "Citizen of the Americas and Teacher of the Youth". Puerto Rico declared his birthday an official holiday. There is a monument honoring Hostos in Spain. A municipality was named after him in the Dominican Republic in Duarte Province. In Puerto Rico there are two monuments dedicated to Hostos

Garry John Orriss

Garry John Orriss is a British-Australian painter and photographer. He works in Berlin. Garry Orriss is of German and Irish descent and was adopted in childhood by an Australian couple of British origin, he studied art and photography in Sydney from 1985-88 at the Meadowbank School of Fine Art and at the City Art Institute. After he learned of his adoption, he traveled the world from 1990 to 1995, cycling through 45 countries from Australia to his father's Oxford birthplace, he recorded his impressions in diaries and sketch books. In 1999, Orriss lived in China where he worked including the Kempinski hotel. In an interview in 2019 he cited a prior battle with alcoholism as a motivating factor. At the time he was 12,000 kilometres into a five year journey around Australia, he is known for his contrasting images of couples breaking cultural, political or religious taboos. 1987 "Sketches on paper", The Wendy Smith Gallery, Australia. 1988 "Recent Paintings", the artist's studio, Australia. 1989 "City Scapes and Recent Paintings", the artist's studio, Australia.

1989 "Sacred Ceremonies and Images from Papua New Guinea", Mosman Town Hall, Australia. 1990 "Works on Paper", the artist's studio, Australia. 1991 "Drawings on Paper," The Old Brewery Gallery, Australia. 1991 "Paintings and Watercolors", the artist's studio, Australia. 1999 "Past and Present", exhibition at the Carl Zeiss Planetarium in Berlin, Germany. 1999 "Works on Paper", Kempinski Hotel, China. 2002 "Large sketches and other works on paper", the artist's studio, Germany. 2007 Special exhibition in the Berlin studio of the artist, opened by the Australian Ambassador to Germany 2007 "Etchings and Works on Paper", Gallery Z, Czech Republic. 1987 "Australia National Student" - Art Prize, Australia. 1988 Bicentennial Royal Easter Show Drawing Award, Sydney Stadium, Australia. 1989 "The Bowral Photography Art Prize", Australia. 1991 "Berrima District Art Prize", Australia. 1986 "Party out of bounds", Australia. 1990 "The Burning" - The burning of all the artists possessions, Australia. 1992 "Monropo Entropy and Atrophy", The Mon Repos National Park, Bargara Beach, Australia.

1993 "The Clever Country", Marlborough Road, Australia. Images of the artist at GoArt Newspaper articles on Berliner Zeitung articles on "Vorwärts zu den Wurzeln" bei Spree Babe articles on webwiki tattoodonkey

Oceana (non-profit group)

Oceana, inc. is a 501 nonprofit ocean conservation organization focused on influencing specific policy decisions on the national level to preserve and restore the world's oceans. It is headquartered in Washington, D. C. with offices in Juneau. Oceana has a staff of about 200 and 6,000 volunteers, it has 50 million dollars of revenue. Oceana takes a multi-faceted approach to ocean conservation. Oceana was established in 2001 by an international group of leading foundations including the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Sandler Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts; this followed a 1999 study they commissioned, which found that less than.5% of all resources spent by U. S. environmental nonprofit groups were used for ocean conservation. In 2001, Oceana absorbed The Ocean Law Project, created by The Pew Charitable Trusts, for Oceana's legal branch. In 2002, American Oceans Campaign, founded by actor and environmentalist Ted Danson, merged with Oceana to further their common goals of ocean conservation. In 2015, Oceana Canada was established as a distinct non-profit organization.

It is considered part of the larger charity. Except under specific circumstances, Canadian charity law does not grant either legal charity status or the ability to issue tax exempt receipts to Canadian offices of non-Candadian nonprofits, making it much more benficial to create an independent, Canadian charity. Concerned about declining fish catches since 1980, Oceana is committed to combating overfishing and restoring the world's fisheries, it focuses on legislation for scientific based catch limits, which have led to dramatic recoveries of depleted fisheries in the recent past. It opposes fishing subsidies, which it argues are contributing to overfishing. Oceana focuses on reducing bycatch of protected or endangered species. Oceana's main focus with sustainable fishing is providing plentiful food, they cite the lack of emissions or resources, like land or fresh water, that wild fish require, that this lack of pollution or resources would be necessary to feed the world's growing population. This campaign is called "Save the Oceans, Feed the World."

Oceana focuses on curbing or eliminating the use of plastics single use plastics due to their harmful impact on marine ecosystem and on human consumers. The organization opposes focusing on recycling or cleanup, it says this is due to inefficiencies of recycling that large amounts of plastics in the ocean. Oceana has led the way on advocating against seafood fraud, its opposition comes from the widespread nature of this problem, the negative health impact mislabeled fish can have and their impact on overfishing by obscuring its impact. Oceana is dedicated to combating the numerous threats to the world's oceans that climate change imposes, its main focus has been the acidification of the ocean, which threatens marine life shellfish and coral that are necessary to many marine ecosystems, sources of seafood. They focus on promoting offshore wind farms and combating the use of offshore drilling and seismic airgun blasting. Oceana launches expeditions to gather scientific data, used by Oceana, other nonprofit groups, local communities, governmental agencies to create or influence policy.

Recent examples of these expeditions' success can be seen in Malta, where an expedition led to the Maltese government expanding marine protected areas, or in the Philippines, where an expedition led to the government creating a new marine protected area in the Benham Bank. Oceana focuses on influencing specific legislation, lawsuits, or other policies, which fit under its broader goals, it calls these "victories" when successful. Recent victories have included protecting dusky sharks, banning industrial activity in Canada's marine protected areas, increasing transparency through digital tracking in Chile's fishing industry, creating the second-largest marine national park in Spain's Mediterranean coast. Over the course of its existence, Oceana has protected 4.5 million square miles of the ocean. Andy Sharpless, the CEO of Oceana, author Suzannah Evans wrote The Perfect Protein in 2013. While it mentions some of Oceana's achievements, it focuses on its main goal: to make fishing a sustainable and abundant food supply.

The main recommendations and goals of the book are science based catch limits, eating fish lower on the food chain, focusing less on more glamorous sea creatures, protecting habitats, reducing bycatch. Actor and Oceana Vice Chair Ted Danson, along with Michael D'Orso, wrote the book Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them in 2011, it describes Danson's early involvement with the environmental movement while explaining the problems that face our oceans today, such as offshore drilling, ocean acidification, overfishing. The book is scientifically grounded and was called engaging by the Los Angeles Times because it is filled with asides and photographs; the California Wetfish Producers Association, a small nonprofit organization dedicate

Ferenc Farkas

Ferenc Farkas was a Hungarian composer. Born into a musical family in Nagykanizsa, Farkas began his musical studies in Budapest, at the Protestant Gymnasium and attended the Music Academy, where he studied composition with Leó Weiner and Albert Siklós. After his graduation in 1927, he worked as a repetiteur and conductor at the Municipal Theatre of Budapest and collaborated with the Diaghilev Ballet. From 1929 to 1931, he attended Ottorino Respighi's masterclass at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome; the years he spent in Rome had a decisive influence on him. He became acquainted with Mediterranean culture to which he felt a deep attraction. About this he said: "My principal aim has always been to attain for myself a latin clarity and proportion.". Farkas returned to Budapest in the autumn of 1931; as he could not find any other assignments, he played the piano in various theatre orchestras. In 1932 he met the director Paul Fejos for whom he composed several film scores, first in Hungary in Vienna and Copenhagen.

This collaboration was to be for Farkas the beginning of an impressive series of “applied” music. In the spring of 1934 he conducted research of his own into traditional Hungarian music by collecting folk songs in Somogy County: "When I got back from my travels abroad, it became clear to me that the work and research of Bartók and Kodály raised crucial problems that we as Hungarians, had to resolve ourselves. ". From 1935 he taught at the Budapest City Music School. From 1941-44 he was professor of composition and director at the Conservatory of Kolozsvàr and he conducted the city's Opera Chorus. At the end of 1944, because of the war, he had to go back to Hungary. During the siege of Budapest, he worked as the deputy conductor of the Opera Chorus. In 1946, he was sent to Székesfehérvár where he managed the Conservatory, he was nominated professor of composition at the Franz Liszt Music Academy of Budapest in 1949, a post he held until his retirement in 1975. As a professor he was to have his greatest influence in the second half of the century.

Among his students were: György Kurtág, György Ligeti, Miklós Kocsár. "From the beginning, I have been involved in all areas of music. Farkas's works include over seven hundred opuses, he composed in all genres, ballet and operettas, orchestral music, chamber music and sacred music. His wide literary culture enabled him to set words to music in 13 languages, stemming from about 130 writers and poets both ancient and modern. Most of the works mentioned below are accompanied by an external link referring to a single source: the official website of Ferenc Farkas which provides a detailed description of the work and a musical extract. Az Ember tragédiája, incidental music for the play by Imre Madách A Bűvös szekrény, opera Furfangos diákok, ballet Csínom Palkó, popular romantic opera Piroschka, musical comedy Egy Úr Velencéből, opera Divertimento Preludio e fuga Furfangos diákok, Suite for orchestra Szimfonikus nyitány Planctus et consolationes Funérailles, adaptation for orchestra of the piano work by Franz Liszt Musica pentatonica Choreae hungaricae, 3 cycles of Hungarian dances from the 17th century Piccola musica di concerto Partita all'ungaresca Concertino for piano and orchestra Concertino for harpsichord and string orchestra or string quartet Trittico concertato for violoncello and string orchestra Concertino all'antica for baryton or violoncello or viola and string orchestra Concertino rustico for Alphorn and string orchestra Concertino for oboe and string orchestra Concertino for trumpet and string orchestra Arioso for violoncello or viola and piano Notturno for violin and violoncello Serenade für Bläserquintett Antiche danze ungheresi del 17.secolo / Early Hungarian dances from the 17th century for wind quintet Old Hungarian Dances from the 17th Century - Saxophone Quartet - Published 1991 EditionDarok Sonata a due for viola and violoncello Ballade for violoncello and piano Quattro pezzi for double-bass and wind quintet Vonósnégyes / String quartet Contrafacta Hungarica for wind octet La Cour du roi Matthias for clarinet, basson and string quintet Trio for violin and piano Sonate romantique for bassoon and piano Maschere for oboe and bassoon Ricordanze for clarinet, violin and violoncello Three Burlesques for 2 clarinets, basset horn and 2 bass-clarinets Sonata for violoncello Correspondances for piano Six Pièces brèves for guitar Sonata for guitar Exercitium tonale for guitar Sonata for violin Sonatina for harp Missa secunda in honorem Sanctae Margaritae for mixed choir and organ or string orchestra Missa in honorem Sancti Andreae for mixed choir and orchestra Requiem pro memoria M. for mixed choir and orchestra Cantata lirica, cantata for mixed cho

Lambda (olive oil)

Lambda is a Greek luxury olive oil brand, produced by Speiron company, founded in 2007 by Greek entrepreneur Giorgos Kolliopoulos. It has been called the first luxury olive oil in the world, its brand name originates from the Greek word λάδι. Lambda has been noted for its stylized packaging, its marketing is targeted at affluent consumers through exclusive distribution channels and word-of-mouth. It is sold online, in Greece, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Luxembourg and UK department stores Harrods and Fortnum & Mason, its customers include several billionaires like Lynda Resnick and Bill Marriott, millionaires and members of Royal families such as the King of Jordan. Acidity: 0.17° Packaging: 100 ml. & 500 ml. glass bottle - handcrafted gift box packaging Specifications: Cold extraction, superior blend of Koroneiki olive varieties bottled by handIn October 2010, the company announced the launch of the Bespoke Lambda, the first personalized olive oil in the world, being the most expensive globally. In December 2014, λ /lambda/ olive oil was included in the most expensive Christmas hamper that broke the Guinness World Record for a hamper.

Silver Award Medal, New York Festivals 2008. In June 2011, the company signed a direct vendor agreement with Harrods. Official website

Tom Smith (artist)

Thomas Joseph Smith is an artist who specializes in painting and video. His works have been shown in cities such as New York City, Taipei and Rio de Janeiro. Early in his career he created illustrations for the New York Times Op Ed. page, How China Got Religion, under the alias Thomas Jay. Tom Smith was born Thomas Joseph Smith on December 1984 in Pennsylvania. Smith is the middle of three children, was raised in Elkton, Maryland. Smith’s mother was a craft artist who became a web designer, his father worked in a chemical plant in Wilmington, DE. Smith attended Maryland Institute College of Art, where he majored in illustration, became interested in colors, inspired by the artists Josef Albers and James Turrell. Furthermore, following his undergraduate at MICA, Smith spent a semester abroad in France, attending Centre pour l'art et la culture in Aix en Provence. Subsequently, Smith traveled to New York where he would go to the School of Visual Arts for his graduate school. Tom Smith is a painter and video artist who exhibits a strong technological influence that he describes as “digital output”.

In 2009, Tom Smith experimented with collages of found superhero/comic images by taking the pictures and slicing them into tiny strips to combine characters. Due to the limitations of this technique, he instead began painting his own pictures on paper and combining them together. Smith’s work is a culmination of this technique of visual effects through the combination of imagery, described as “viewing a scene through a filter." Smith’s first notable exhibition was Double Vision in Brooklyn in 2009, followed by Making Strange featured in Spring Break Art Show in 2016 in Brooklyn and Heavenly Bodies in New York City in 2014. Heavenly Bodies was an exhibit; these collages were inspired by his time in Iceland. Smith’s latest and most significant exhibit was Swimming in My Head in New York City, at Olsen Gruin Gallery, which he describes as the “most involved” exhibition. Swimming in My Head is the most involved exhibition I've put together and houses one year of painting, it marks my transition from collage work to painting on canvas which has unlimited the possibilities of optical patterns and illusions within my paintings through silkscreen processes.

While exhibiting his work, Tom Smith worked in which he created his work. Two Palms worked with many different artists, Smith described his time there as being a transformative and significant one. Smith is a co-creator of an annual drag and costume ball. DragOn focuses on raising money for the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS community in New York City. Smith is passionately committed to advocacy in the LGBTQ community. DragOn was founded to create a space for people to experiment with drag and creative expression through costume; each year, the event is DJ'ed by Occupy the Disco and has a unique theme, with past themes including: The Dollhouse, High Society, Ms. Mayhem; the highlight of the event is a runway show for which guests are nominated to compete. One guest is crowned the winner by guest judges such as Milk, Iconic stylist and designer, Patricia Field, Editor at Large of Vogue, Hamish Bowles, Real Housewife of New York, Dorinda Medley, American journalist, Michael Musto. Since 2012, DragOn has raised $100,000, with 100% of proceeds going to charities like, GMHC, the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention and advocacy.

Double Vision, collage of superhero images, exhibited at Eyelevel BQE, Brooklyn, NY Red Pulse, tiny strips of painted paper and collaged on wood panel Delusions, an installation that included paintings and sculptures as well as sound installation by Gryphon Rue The Knot, an exhibition in partnership with partner Jonathan Rosen to promote marriage equality abroad, Australia Making Strange, employed set design tricks to create a playful environment in which to exhibit psychedelic paintings Airglow, Tom Smith's largest work, part of the exhibition Swimming in My Head at Olsen Gruin, NY Atlantic Center for the Arts, Artist in residence, 2014Largo das Artes, Artist in residence, Rio de Janeiro, 2014The Drawing Center, Viewing Program, 2010 – 2014Maryland Distinguished Scholar 2002-2006 Siren Song, 2014DragOn: The Dollhouse promo video and Art Direction, 2014Tamala and the Volcano, 2015DragOn: High Society promo video, Director, in collaboration with Deven Green, 2016DragOn: Ms. Mayhem promo video, Director, 2017