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François Grimaldi

Francesco Grimaldi, called il Malizia, was the Genoese leader of the Guelphs who captured the Rock of Monaco on the night of 8 January 1297. He was the son of Guglielmo Grimaldi by his wife Giacobina or Giacoba, a Genoese noble. Dressed as a Franciscan friar, Francesco was greeted at the gates of Monaco's castle, only to seize the castle with his cousin Rainier I, Lord of Cagnes, a group of men behind him; the event is commemorated on the Monegasque coat of arms, on which the supporters are two friars armed with swords. He held the citadel of Monaco for four years before being chased out by the Genoese; the battle over "the rock" was taken over by his kinsmen. Francesco thus failed to establish Grimaldi's rule over Monaco, but was the first to attempt to do so, he was married in 1295 to Aurelia del Carretto. The modern Grimaldis are therefore not descendants of Francesco. After his death, in 1309, he was succeeded by his cousin, Rainier I, Lord of Cagnes, his cousin's descendants, the Grimaldi family, still rule Monaco today.

Over one hundred years after the coup, the Grimaldis purchased Monaco from the crown of Aragon in 1419, became the official and undisputed rulers of "the Rock of Monaco". Françoise de Bernardy, Princes of Monaco: the remarkable history of the Grimaldi family, ed. Barker, 1961. Media related to François Grimaldi at Wikimedia Commons

Crescent City Classic

The Crescent City Classic is an annual 10-kilometer race held in New Orleans, United States. Mac DeVaughn founded the Classic and held the first race in 1979; the race was held in the Fall, but the race is now held the Saturday before Easter. The current course is a point to point course that starts downtown in the Central Business District by the Superdome, following city streets and into City Park, where the official finish line is located on Roosevelt Mall, alongside Tad Gormley Stadium. Key: Course record USATF Men's 10K championships Source: A concurrent festival begins as the first runners pass the finish line; the festival which includes a concert and beverages is held in City Park. Crescent City Fall Classic Official site

Women Against Registry

Women Against Registry is a U. S. non-profit organization, based in Arnold, which works to obtain changes in laws affecting sex offenders. Most W. A. R. members are mothers, wives and other family members of persons convicted of a sexual offense. W. A. R. Advocate’s for abolishing sex offender registries altogether, but wants officials to be more judicious in deciding who poses a risk, instead of the current policies applied to all offenders indiscriminately; the organization is focused on fostering awareness of the collateral damage suffered by the families of registrants. It asserts that while there is no evidence to support the effectiveness of public sex offender registries in deterring sexual crime, the registrants, their children and other family members, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, suffer daily harassment, social exclusion, depression and vigilante attacks. W. A. R. Opposes current mandatory laws governing sex offender registration and monitoring, which take away judicial discretion of courts as to whether an offender must register.

W. A. R. believes that monitoring should happen only when found appropriate by a judge as part of the sentencing process. W. A. R. Opposes public disclosure of registrants' information, arguing that after the offender has served his or her sentence and is leading a law-abiding life, his information should not be displayed on public websites, it notes that a public registry serves as a "hit-list" for vigilante attacks, subject the children of the most petty offenders to serious adverse consequences. W. A. R. Aims to educate lawmakers and society about the discrimination that family members of registered offenders face, through press releases, peaceful demonstrations, attending the National Conference of State Legislatures. In April 2015 Women Against Registry announced that it has begun gathering information and participants for two class action lawsuits to be filed in United States federal court. One of the lawsuits is intended to be on behalf of registered sex offenders, the second on behalf of families of registered sex offenders.

According to W. A. R. both suits are to be filed in the United States 8th District Federal Court. Women Against Registry operates a support hotline in collaboration with National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws and SOSEN to provide hope and support to registrants, their family members, friends affected by the collateral damage caused by the sex offender registry, it is staffed by volunteers. The support hotline was an initiative of RSOL, but it is funded and operated by W. A. R.. Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws Arkansas Time After Time Florida Action Committee Families Advocating an Intelligent Registry Illinois Voices for Reform Michigan Citizens for Justice National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws Sex Offender Solutions & Education Network Women Against Registry official website

Oda Schottmüller

Oda Schottmüller was an expressive dancer, mask maker and sculptor. Schottmüller was most notable as a resistance fighter and for being an symbolically important member of a Berlin-based anti-fascist resistance group who she met through the sculptor Kurt Schumacher; the would be named by the Gestapo as the Red Orchestra. The author and researcher Geertje Andresen conducted an analysis of the estate of Schottmüller; this resulted in the publication of a book on Schottmüller's life, that brought her to the public's notice. It is Andresen's work that brings to light the futile and vindictive murder by the Nazi state of a German woman, only tangentially linked to the Rote Kapelle and whose membership of the group constituted resistance. Schottmüller was the daughter of archivist Kurt Schottmüller and Dorothea Schottmüller, née Stenzler. Schottmüller was the granddaughter of the historian Konrad Schottmüller and niece of art historian Frida Schottmüller. In 1906, Kurt Schottmüller moved his family to Danzig to work in the state archives.

A year when Oda was two, Schottmüller's mother suffered a severe nervous ailment that meant she had to stay in a sanatorium for a substantial period to recover. Dorothea Schottmüller never returned until 1912 and instead of going home to Gdańsk she returned to her parental home in Berlin; this left Schottmüller to be brought up by her father in Gdańsk with constrained family income as he was paying his wife maintenance. In August 1919 Kurt Schottmüller emaciated after the first world war, died when Oda was fourteen, her aunt Professor Frida Schottmüller, a custodian at the Kaiser-Friedrich Museum and a specialist in quattrocento sculptor applied to be her guardian and being successful meant that Schottmüller had to move back to Berlin. She lived with her aunt until 1922. Due to the war and her bad family life Schottmüller was considered unstable and had a laissez-faire attitude to life and work that belied her age, her guardian realised that spending any more time spent in the state school would have been a waste of time, so she asked Gerda Schottmüller, the aunt of Oda Schottmüller, who worked at the Odenwald school in Heppenheim to arrange an interview between the headmaster, Paul Geheeb and her to determine if Schottmüller could be admitted to the school.

From 1922 to 1924 she attended the school to prepare for her Abitur. At Odenwald she met and became lifelong friends with Klaus Mann who would become a well-known writer. Geheeb considered Schottmüller to be unstable during the whole period she attended Odenwald School but she still managed to pass her Abitur in 1924. Between 1924 and 1927 Schottmüller completed an arts and crafts education in goldsmithing and enamel in Pforzheim and Frankfurt, her family would not support her in becoming a sculptor and dancer, something she had practised at the Odenwald School. When she was of legal age to decide her own future, in 1928, she began to study dance at the Berlin School of Modern Artistic Dance with the German dance teacher and choreographer Vera Skoronel who held her audition and the Swiss dance teacher Berthe Trümpy. At the dance studio she met Fritz Cremer the sculptor who acted as occasional headmaster for the school and who would become part of the collegial discussion group, led by Harro Schulze-Boysen.

At the same time she began studying sculpture with Milly Steger at the Association of Berlin Artists. In 1931 after passing the physical fitness examination that consisted of physical education and gymnastics she joined the Volksbühne theatre as a dancer. At the same time she had a sculpture studio was in the same building as the studio of Johannes Itten in Berlin. In the early 1930s she began to design her own costumes and wooden masks in the studio that she would incorporate into her performances. Here she lived a life of artistic freedom, inspired life as an artist among artists. In 15 January 1933 Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany and the fascists came to power in Germany. From September 1933 all dancers in Germany were informed that they to register with the Reich Chamber of Culture. From that point on the type of expressive and experimental dance that Schottmüller performed in the Weimar Republic was to no longer show. Schottmüller decided not to register and never came to notice of the Ministry.

Her first solo dance performance was organised in March 1934 at the theatre at Kurfürstendamm. Her style of dance was eccentric, reflecting the expressionist dance or Ausdruckstanz of the 1920s and combining masks and costumes to suit the mood, transforming into mythological creatures; the names of the performances reflected the eccentric nature of the performances, with such names as Wizard, The Hanged, Strange Hour and Witch. Throughout the interwar period of the 1930s, Schottmüller received favourable press reviews, her sculpture which followed the tenets of expressionism was positively reviewed. Her sculpture the bronze dancer was reproduced in the German newspaper, the Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung. In 1940 a reviewer called Nohara wrote of Schottmüller, commenting on the dual nature of her dance and sculpture that enabled her to modulate the body and, vice versa, shape her sculpture according to living rhythms and impulses. Only a few weeks before her arrest in 1940, a full page spread about Schottmüller's work appeared in the Die junge Dame magazine, full of praise and noted that Schottmüller had went on an Army tour to cheer up the troops.

In 1935 Schottmüller rented a studio on Charlottenburg's Reichsstrasse 106. During this period her dances continued to evolve. Instead of creatures from myth she changed to figures and the underlying structure and themes of her dance changed as wel


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2018–19 Boston University Terriers men's basketball team

The 2018–19 Boston University Terriers men's basketball team represented Boston University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Terriers, led by eighth-year head coach Joe Jones, played their home games at Case Gym as members of the Patriot League, they finished the season 15–18, 7–11 in Patriot League play to finish in a three-way tie for seventh place. As the No. 8 seed in the Patriot League Tournament, they defeated Loyola in the first round before losing to top-seeded Colgate in the quarterfinals. The Terriers finished the 2017–18 season 15–16, 10–8 in Patriot League play to finish in fifth place. In the Patriot League Tournament, they defeated Lehigh in the quarterfinals before losing to Bucknell in the semifinals