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Frédéric Bazille

Jean Frédéric Bazille was a French Impressionist painter. Many of Bazille's major works are examples of figure painting in which he placed the subject figure within a landscape painted en plein air. Frédéric Bazille was born in Montpellier, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, into a wealthy Protestant family, he became interested in painting after seeing some works of Eugène Delacroix. His family agreed to let him study painting, but only if he studied medicine. Bazille began studying medicine in 1859, moved to Paris in 1862 to continue his studies. There he met Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley, was drawn to Impressionist painting, began taking classes in Charles Gleyre's studio. After failing his medical exam in 1864, he began painting full-time, his close friends included Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Édouard Manet. Bazille was generous with his wealth, helped support his less fortunate associates by giving them space in his studio and materials to use. Bazille was just twenty-three years old when he painted several of his best-known works, including The Pink Dress.

This painting combines a portrait-like depiction of Bazille's cousin, Thérèse des Hours, seen from behind—and the sunlit landscape at which she gazes. His best-known painting is Family Reunion of 1867–1868. Frédéric Bazille joined a Zouave regiment in August 1870, a month after the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War. On November 28 of that year, he was with his unit at the Battle of Beaune-la-Rolande when, his officer having been injured, he took command and led an assault on the German position, he died on the battlefield at the age of twenty-eight. His father travelled to the battlefield a few days to take his body back for burial at Montpellier over a week later. La Robe rose, – 147 x 110 cm, Musée d'Orsay, Paris Atelier de la rue Furstenberg, – 80 x 65 cm, Musée Fabre, Montpellier Aigues-Mortes, – 46 x 55 cm, Musée Fabre, Montpellier Autportrait, – 109x72 cm, Art Institute of Chicago Réunion de Famille, – 152 x 230 cm, Musée d'Orsay, Paris Le Pécheur à l'épervier, – 134 x 83 cm, Fondation Rau pour le tiers-monde, Zürich Vue de village, – 130 x 89 cm, Musée Fabre, Montpellier Scène d'été, 1869 – 158 x 158 cm, Harvard University La Toilette, – 132 x 127 cm.

Musée Fabre, Montpellier L'Atelier de la rue Condamine, – 98 x 128.5 cm, Musée d'Orsay, Paris Paysage au bord du Lez, – 137.8 x 202.5 cm, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis A Studio at Les Batignolles Pitman, Dianne W.. Bazille: Purity and Painting in the 1860s. University Park: Penn State University Press. ISBN 978-0-271-01700-6. Rosenblum, Robert. Paintings in the Musée d'Orsay. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang. ISBN 1-55670-099-7 Frédéric Bazille at the National Gallery of Art Bazille Gallery at MuseumSyndicate Impressionism: a centenary exhibition, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which contains material on Bazille

Speeches about Indian independence

India won independence from Britain by the Indian Independence Act 1947, ending the British Raj. This act, passed in June and receiving royal assent in July, took effect on 15 August 1947. Although the militant factions of the Independence movement were advocating a complete break from British rule for a century, the first call for a non-violent movement led by Mahatma Gandhi was articulated in the aftermath of the failed Cripps' mission in April, 1942. Below is an excerpt of Gandhi's speech advocating complete independence from British rule. "I am convinced that the time has come for the British and the Indians to be reconciled to complete separation from each other. Complete and immediate orderly withdrawal of the British from India will at once put the Allied cause on a moral basis. I ask every Briton to support me in my appeal to the British at this hour to retire from every Asiatic and African possession.... I ask for a new era. Leave India to God and if that be too much, leave her to anarchy, necessity for withdrawal lies in its being immediate."

By Rahul Kumar One 8 August 1942, the All India Congress Committee met in Bombay and passed the Quit India Resolution. The outcome was a mass uprising all over India with mass boycotts and civil disobedience, called the Quit India Movement On 15 August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of free India, addressed the Constituent Assembly. In his famous speech, Tryst with Destiny, he declared the end of the colonial era and called on citizens to recognize the promise and opportunity of the moment: "Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny. Now the time has come when we shall redeem our pledge - not wholly or in full measure - but substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to freedom. A moment comes, but in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance." His speech went on to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi's efforts in the Independence Movement and called upon his countrymen to work together to "...bring freedom and opportunity to the common man, to the peasants and workers of India.

The declaration ends with an exhortation to work together in the common weal and cautions against narrow sectarian or religious divisiveness: "All of us, to whatever religion we may belong, are the children of India with equal rights and obligations. We cannot encourage communalism or narrow-mindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought or in action." Constitution of India Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles and Fundamental Duties of India

The Crab Cooker

The Crab Cooker is a popular Southern California restaurant specializing in seafood, located on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California. The restaurant is housed in an old branch building of the Bank of America located at 22nd & Newport Blvd; the logo of the bank prior to its merger with NationsBank can still be seen embedded in the corner of the building. It was established in 1951, is considered a local landmark. In 1969, Venture Magazine rated it as one of the top two restaurants in the world. Located at 28th Street and Marina, the restaurant got its start when owner Bob Roubian was offered the opportunity to take over a local fish market in August 1951. Roubian, a carpenter by trade, had helped remodel the market three years earlier and had an interest in fishing; the outside of the restaurant is painted in bright red. Inside the restaurant, the decoration is a pastiche of unique items ranging from paintings by famous artists, theater chandeliers and pans, a wrought-iron gate, nautical equipment – and a giant shark.

The restaurant is known for its casual atmosphere. While a favorite local haunt, tourists from around the world visit to sample the cuisine and send one of their post cards, eat off of paper plates, see the iconic fish sign, it is not uncommon to see patrons waiting in lines snaking down the street. These lines once elevated The Crab Cooker to national headlines when advance staff for President Richard Nixon once asked Mr. Roubian to allow the president to be seated for dinner, Mr. Roubian informed them that the president would have to wait along with rest of the folks. In the popular show The O. C. the restaurant dubbed the Crab Shack is The Crab Cooker. However, in one episode, Julie Cooper refers to the restaurant by its real-life name; the 1,700 square feet restaurant is now adjoined by a 9,000 square feet annex next door. In 1992 a second restaurant was opened in California; the original location in Newport Beach is closed. Construction of an adjacent condominium complex undermined the Crab Cooker's foundation, causing major structural damage that resulted in the restaurant's insurers declaring the building to be "unsalvageable".

The owners made the decision to demolish the building and rebuild on the current site. The last day of business in the original building was September 2, 2018; the restaurant is known for its Manhattan-style clam chowder, skewers of scallops and lobster are entrees, crab or shrimp cocktail, salmon fillet and other fresh fish. Balboa Inn Rusty Pelican restaurant List of seafood restaurants Food portal The Crab Cooker

Alan Weinberger

Alan Weinberger is an American educator, entrepreneur and businessman. He is the founder, CEO and chairman of The ASCII Group, an independent organization of information technology solution providers, managed service providers and value added resellers that represents more than 2,000 American and Canadian computer re-sellers. Weinberger received his bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor from New York University and his Master of Laws from Harvard. Weinberger served as a founding professor at the Vermont Law School in 1973. In 1984, Weinberger founded the ASCII Group. In 1989, Weinberger began working with Soviet Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations to create academic programs in which Western management and marketing strategies were taught to high level Soviet managers. Weinberger founded the IT information portal, TechnologyNet, Inc. in 1995. In 2012, Weinberger was announced as an executive producer for the film Mary Mother of Christ. Alan Weinberger Distinguished Alumni Speakers Series Video

Thompson Brothers Boat Manufacturing Company

The Thompson Brothers Boat Manufacturing Company of Peshtigo, Wisconsin was a manufacturer of pleasure boats and canoes. Founded by brothers Peter and Christ Thompson in 1904, the company became prominent in the field and built boats for nearly one hundred years; the Thompson Antique & Classic Boat Rally celebrates the company's history with a boat show every other year and in 2013 the Thompson Brothers canoe was celebrated at the Annual Assembly of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association. The Thompson family settled at Racine, Wisconsin. About 1899 they moved to undeveloped farmland near Peshtigo; the Thompson Brothers firm started operations at Peshtigo in the early months of 1904. Peter and Christian Thompson, the elder brothers of a large family, made their first wooden boat in the hayloft of the family barn in early 1904. Local lumber was harvested in along the banks of the Peshtigo River; the first product was a modified lapstrake canoe, dubbed the "Anti-Leak" canoe by the brothers. Thompson Bros.

Boat Mfg. Co. was incorporated in 1912. By that time, six Thompson brothers were involved: Peter, Edward, Theodore and Richard, their sister Hanna was office manager. A new factory complex was built within the city limits of Peshtigo in 1912 and the operation was moved from the cramped quarters at the Thompson farm, a few miles north of town. Thompson soon became the largest builder of outboard boats in the world and in 1924 a branch factory was secured in Cortland, New York. In 1953 second generation Thompson family men started Cruisers, Inc. a builder of wooden lapstrake boats at Oconto, Wisconsin. Cruisers was formed with the full knowledge and cooperation of the elder Thompson men and Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. In fact, for the first year of operation, Inc. made boats for Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. which were badged with the "Thompson" logo. By the mid 1950s Thompson Bros. Boat switched from making cedar strip built hulls to plywood lapstrake boats; the greater horsepower outboard motors were better suited to the strong yet lightweight lapstrake hulls.

Effective 1 January 1959 the three boat operations owned by the Thompson family at Peshtigo and Oconto were split amongst family branches. Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. at Peshtigo became property of family. The former branch at Cortland, New York became Thompson Boat Company of New York, Inc. with ownership in the hands of brothers Bob and Ted Thompson, Jr. and their cousin Glenn Thompson. Brothers Roy and G. Grant Thompson gained sole ownership of Cruisers at Oconto. All three firms made wooden lapstrake outboard boats. In 1960 Glenn Thompson decided to venture out on his own, he established Inc. and a factory was built in Wausaukee, Wisconsin. T & T made wooden lapstrake outboard and inboard/outboard boats, it lasted until a liquidation auction signaled the firm's end in May 1965. Thompson Bros. Boat at Peshtigo was one of the earliest boatbuilders to embrace the new inboard/outboard propulsion unit, introduced to the boating public at the New York Boat Show in early 1959. Volvo Penta of Sweden was the first to outdrive.

By the summer of 1959 Thompson was installing these in their 17-ft. Sea Lancer and 19-ft. Off-Shore models as options; the transition from wood to fiberglass at all the Thompson operated boat firms was difficult. The family resisted the switch and felt that any high quality wooden boat could out perform and outsell fiberglass. Thompson Boat Company of New York, Inc. of Cortland, New York was purchased by Chris-Craft Industries in January 1962 and it became a wholly owned subsidiary. An immediate program of fiberglass boat development began; this initiative created the Corsair fiberglass division of Chris-Craft. The Corsair boats were made by Thompson Boat Company of New York in Cortland. In late 1964 Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. at Peshtigo, Wisconsin subcontracted with Crownline, Inc. of Cairo, Illinois to have the latter make fiberglass boats for them. This was a low cost means for Thompson to get an abbreviated line of fiberglass boats to supplement their wooden boat line; the arrangement did not last.

When Crownline closed down, Peter Thompson - the grandson of the original Peter Thompson - and another team member went to Cairo and retrieved the Thompson molds and tooling. It was too late; the Thompson creditors in 1966 forced the sale of the company and Saul Padek got control of all the stock for less than $4,000 cash layout. The Thompson family was out of the boat business at Peshtigo. Under Padek's ownership Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. declared chapter 11 bankruptcy in September 1966. Padek began the slow painful switch from wood to fiberglass and by 1969 the last wooden boat rolled out of the plant at Peshtigo. Cruisers, Inc. resisted the change from wood to RFP. Grant Thompson researched markets, production methods and costs, they began making some fiberglass products. The relationships they had made with other boat makers over the years paid off. Cruisers, Inc. was able to get licensing deals with other entrenched fiberglass builders. This helped ease them from wood to glass. By 1967 they had dropped all wooden boats from their product line.

The financial loss was significant. The company went from one of the most successful in the industry to just hanging on in a matter of a few years; the rebuilding took many years. Today, this is the only Thompson originated boat firm, it is called

Queen (2018 film)

Queen is a 2018 Indian Malayalam-language drama thriller film directed by Dijo Jose Antony, written by Sharis Mohammed and Jebin Joseph Antony and produced by Arabian Dreams Entertainment Co by Shibu K Moideen & Rinshad Vellodathil. It features Saniya Iyappan as Chinnu, the sole female entry in a Mechanical Engineering batch in a college; the film was released in India on 12 January 2018. The idea for creating such a movie was inspired from a 2015 Onam Celebration that took place in Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Alappuzha an institution in Kerala where a mass gang of boys and there only female classmate of the Mechanical Engineering Department made a dramatic entry making it a unique event becoming viral on internet too; the story starts with the inauguration of a Mechanical branch. The beginning of the first year is filled with ragging and clever escapades by the boys from their seniors. Late in the first semester a girl, Chinnu joins mechanical branch, she soon becomes a lovable character within the entire first year batch of the college.

Her classmates discover that she is a cancer patient. During her time at the hospital her friends makes friends with other patients, she recovers from the cancer through chemotherapy and surgery, visits college during Onam celebrations just to have fun with her friends and campus life. She goes back to her home in the evening to recuperate completely. Unexpectedly she was sexually assaulted. Though Chinnu was hospitalised, she dies, her friends with support of various people from the community fight for justice and against the malign grips of social institutions, meant to protect the underprivileged. In the process they are helped by Adv. Mukundan, a lawyer fighting for justice end the culprits are caught and imprisoned; the students in the end turns to social service. The film ends with a message that "women are not opportunities but responsibilities of men" Movie was produced by Shibu K Moideen, Rinshad Vellodathil, under the banner Arabian Dreams Entertainment; the original songs for the film were composed by Jakes Bejoy, with lyrics written by Joe Paul, Sharis Muhammed, Jyothish T. Kasi.

The soundtrack album was released by Satyam Audios on 3 January 2018. Dijo Jose Antony and Arun Nandakumar choreographed the songs "Saare Njangal" and "Podi Parane", respectively. The'Lal Anthem', a tribute song about Mohanlal; the film was released on 12 January 2018 across 84 theaters in Kerala. Arjun R Krishnan from Malayala Manorama has written that'Queen', the debut work by director Dijo Jose Antony, presents quite a few contemporary issues in a titillating cinematic wrap and rated the movie 3.5 out of 5. The film, didn't go down well with some feminist critics. Anna MM Vetticad of Firstpost refused to rate the film, calling it a'non-film', was outraged by the fact that this'nondescript' film managed to get released not only in Kerala, but outside it as well, when far superior films were struggling to find theaters. Sowmya Rajendran of The News Minute wrote that the film does a disservice to rape survivors by suggesting that the rape and murder of the female protagonist in the film is tragic only because she was an orphan, a cancer patient, blameless in all respects.

She criticized the film's concluding message that men should see women as their responsibility and assume the role of their protectors. Queen on IMDb