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Francesco de' Rossi

Francesco de' Rossi was an Italian Mannerist painter who lived and worked in Florence, but produced several works in Rome. He is known by many names, prominently the adopted name Francesco Salviati or as Il Salviati, but Francesco Rossi and Cecchino del Salviati. Salviati was born in Florence, he apprenticed under Giuliano Bugiardini, Baccio Bandinelli, Raffaele Brescianino, Andrea del Sarto in 1529–30. In 1531 he traveled to Rome, where he met another Bandinelli pupil, Giorgio Vasari, helped to complete the frescoes on the Life of John the Baptist in the Palazzo Salviati for the Cardinal Giovanni Salviati, it is from his attachment to this household. He frescoed an Annunciation in San Francesco a Ripa, his mature style has mannerist contortions and crowded scenes similar to the output of Giulio Romano. In 1538 he joined Jacopino del Conte in completing a fresco of the Visitation for the Oratory of San Giovanni Decollato, a Florentine fraternity ministering to persons, condemned to execution. Salviati painted in Bologna in 1540 alongside Vasari, stayed for a brief time in Venice, where he frescoed decorations for the Palazzo Grimani di Santa Maria Formosa in antique style.

During this period his style shows the influences of Parmigianino. His many portrait paintings can sometimes be confused for Bronzino. In 1543 Salviati returned to Florence. Working for Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, he completed a fresco decoration eulogizing the Medici family, he designed tapestry cartoons for the established Arazzeria, including Ecce homo and Joseph explains the Pharaoh's dreams. The latter commission was awarded after a competition, which pitted him against contemporary Florentine Mannerists and Pontormo, he painted a Deposition altarpiece for Santa Croce in 1547–48. This theme, one which became a master oeuvre topic for Late-Renaissance artists, is handled in a crowded complex fashion, he travelled to Rome between 1548 and 1563, to complete various fresco series, such as Wedding of Canae in the Oratory of the Piceni, a Birth of John the Baptist in the Oratory of San Giovanni Decollato, in the Palazzo della Cancelleria, in the Palazzo Sacchetti, in Palazzo Farnese.

He died in Rome. The Cleveland Museum of Art, the Courtauld Institute of Art, the Getty Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, the Hermitage Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Liechtenstein Museum, the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Museum der bildenden Künste, the Museum of Fine Arts, the National Gallery of Art, Pinacoteca di Brera, Ringling Museum of Art, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the Saint Louis Art Museum are among the public collections holding paintings by Francesco de' Rossi. Freedberg, Sydney J.. Pelican History of Art. Painting in Italy, 1500-1600. Penguin Books. Pp. 437–442. Web Gallery of Art Biography of Salviati and images of works; the engravings of Giorgio Ghisi, a full text exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which contains material on Francesco de' Rossi

Sussex (UK Parliament constituency)

Sussex was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of England of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1832. It was represented by two Knights of the Shire, elected by the bloc vote system. Under the Reform Act 1832 the constituency was split into two two-member divisions, for Parliamentary purposes, at the 1832 general election; the county was represented by the East Sussex and West Sussex divisions. The constituency comprised the whole historic county of Sussex. Sussex contained nine boroughs: Arundel, Chichester, East Grinstead, Lewes, New Shoreham and Steyning; each of these areas elected two MPs in their own right and they were not excluded from the county constituency. Owning property within the boroughs or ports could confer a vote at the county election. Two Members The county franchise, from 1430, was held by the adult male owners of freehold land valued at 40 shillings or more; each elector had as many votes.

Votes had to be cast by a spoken declaration, in public, at the hustings, which took place in the county town of Chichester. The expense and difficulty of voting at only one location in the county, together with the lack of a secret ballot contributed to the corruption and intimidation of electors, widespread in the unreformed British political system; the expense, to candidates, of contested elections encouraged the leading families of the county to agree on the candidates to be returned unopposed whenever possible. Contested county elections were therefore unusual. List of former United Kingdom Parliamentary constituencies Unreformed House of Commons Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D"

Praia dos Alemães

Praia dos Alemães is a blue flag beach located west of Albufeira old town and is flanked either side by Praia dos Aveiros to the west and to the east by Praia do Inatel. This wide beach is about 500 meters in length and has fine gold sand and is backed by sandy golden low cliffs prone to some erosion during wet weather some of which can be hazardous with rock falls. To the rear of the beach there are several large holiday apartment and hotel complexes along with numerous holiday and residential villas; these developments are dissected by small lanes and paths giving access to the beach with the main access lane being Rua Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro in the Forte de São João neighbourhood of Albufeira. There is a raised board walk running both east and west from the beach access point by the Hotel Monica Isabel Beach Club. There are restaurant concessions along the beach. There are toilet and shower facilities and there are opportunities to hire parasols and sun loungers. During the summer months the beach is patrolled by lifeguards

StuSta München

The SV Studentenstadt Freimann is a German rugby union club from Munich playing in the 2nd Rugby-Bundesliga. It is based in the Studentenstadt in the student city; the club is part of a larger student club, the SportVerein der Studentenstadt Freimann e. V, which offers other sports like association football and volleyball, its nickname is StuSta Rugby. A club made up of German and international students, StuSta took out its first Bavarian rugby union championship in 2002, winning the Regionalliga Bayern, repeating this success in 2004. Following this success, the club earned promotion to the 2nd Rugby-Bundesliga South/West in 2004, the second tier of German rugby. After struggling against relegation for the first three seasons there, the team has established itself as a mid-table side. In this league, it competes with a former Rugby-Bundesliga club, it took StuSta until May 2008 however. The club suffered relegation at the end of the 2010–11 season and had to drop down to the 3rd Liga South/West for the following year.

The team won the southern division of the league but was knocked out in the semi finals and missed out on promotion. However, a league expansion saw the club return to the 2nd Bundesliga for 2012–13. In the 2012–13 season, in the 2nd Bundesliga, the club finished in the upper half of the table and qualified for the play-offs for the DRV-Pokal; the club advanced to the semi finals of the play-offs after victory over RC Leipzig but forfeited its game there, with opposition TSV Handschuhsheim thereby automatically advancing to the final. The club qualified for the south-west division of the Liga-Pokal in 2013–14 and received a bye for the first round of the play-offs after winning its division and advanced to the final against Neckarsulmer SU where it lost 10–15. In the 2014–15 season the club finished fifth in the south-west group of the DRV-Pokal and was knocked out by Heidelberger TV in the quarter finals of the play-offs after a first round victory over TSV Victoria Linden; the second team plays in the now fourth tier Regionalliga Bayern, the newly founded women's team plays in the second tier Regionalliga South/West.

German league cup Runners-up: 2014 Bavarian rugby union championship Champions: 2002, 2004 Runners-up: 2003 Recent seasons of the club: Until 2001, when the single-division Bundesliga was established, the season was divided in autumn and spring, a Vorrunde and Endrunde, whereby the top teams of the Rugby-Bundesliga would play out the championship while the bottom teams together with the autumn 2nd Bundesliga champion would play for Bundesliga qualification. The remainder of the 2nd Bundesliga teams would play a spring round to determine the relegated clubs. Where two placings are shown, the first is the second spring. In 2012 the Bundesliga was expanded from ten to 24 teams and the 2nd Bundesliga from 20 to 24 with the leagues divided into four regional divisions. Official website Official website Official website StuSta München club info at

Dramatists Guild of America

The Dramatists Guild of America is a professional organization for playwrights and lyricists working in the U. S. theatre market. Membership as an Associate Member is open to any person having written at least one stage play. Active Members are playwrights who have had at least one play produced in front of a paying audience or have had their work published by a major theatrical publisher. Student membership is available for those enrolled in dramatic writing courses; the Dramatists Guild works to negotiate better contracts for playwrights in professional markets and offers recommendations for contracts in other markets. The Business Affairs division assists playwrights by reviewing contracts for productions and maintains a set of contracts for Guild members to use when licensing their work; the Dramatist is a bimonthly journal produced by the Dramatists Guild, which includes articles and other information pertinent to playwrights. The organization had its beginnings in 1912, when the Authors League of America was formed by some 350 book and magazine authors, as well as dramatists.

In 1919, the Dramatists Guild of America was spun off from the League. In 1921, the League renamed itself as the Authors Guild to serve for novelists and nonfiction book/magazine authors whereas the Dramatists Guild for writers of radio and stage drama. Dramatists Guild Official Website

Graham Evans (public servant)

Graham Charles Evans is a former senior Australian public servant and policymaker. Evans was born on 22 January 1943, he attended high school at Ballarat. His university studies were at University of Melbourne, Australian National University and Johns Hopkins University. From 1968 to 1981, Evans held positions in overseas postings, his early public service career saw him variously working in positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Treasury and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Evans was appointed to his first Secretary role in 1986, as head of the Department of Resources and Energy. Bob Hawke proposed Evans for the role of Secretary of the Department of Transport and Communications in 1988. Evans continued on as Secretary of the Department of Transport when the Transport and Communications mega department was split into two. In 1992 Evans brought defamation proceedings to the ACT Supreme Court against John Fairfax Group over an article titled'Cosy in the Corridors of Power' that had appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald in April 1990.

Evans claimed that the article implied his success in the public service was because of the patronage of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke. His action was dismissed in the ACT Supreme court in February 1993 and his appeal was rejected in the Federal Court in May 1994. Evans retired from a 27-year career in the Australian Public Service in 1995, at which time he was appointed to the Board of Australia Post. In 1995 he was appointed the head of external affairs at BHP Billiton, a position which he held until 2005. In 1995 Evans was awarded an Order of Australia award, for service to micro-economic reform in the transport and communications fields