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Frank Herbert

Franklin Patrick Herbert Jr. was an American science-fiction author best known for the 1965 novel Dune and its five sequels. Though he became famous for his novels, he wrote short stories and worked as a newspaper journalist, book reviewer, ecological consultant, lecturer; the Dune saga, set in the distant future, taking place over millennia, explores complex themes, such as the long-term survival of the human species, human evolution, planetary science and ecology, the intersection of religion, politics and power in a future where humanity has long since developed interstellar travel and settled many thousands of worlds. Dune is the best-selling science fiction novel of all time, the whole series is considered to be among the classics of the genre. Frank Herbert was born on October 8, 1920, in Tacoma, Washington, to Frank Patrick Herbert Sr. and Eileen Herbert. Because of a poor home environment, he ran away from home in 1938 to live with an aunt and uncle in Salem, Oregon, he enrolled in high school at Salem High School.

In 1939 he lied about his age to get his first newspaper job at the Glendale Star. Herbert returned to Salem in 1940 where he worked for the Oregon Statesman newspaper in a variety of positions, including photographer, he served in the U. S. Navy's Seabees for six months as a photographer during World War II he was given a medical discharge, he married Flora Parkinson in San Pedro, California, in 1940. They had a daughter, but divorced in 1945. After the war, Herbert attended the University of Washington, where he met Beverly Ann Stuart at a creative writing class in 1946, they were the only students. They married in Seattle, Washington on June 20, 1946, had two sons, Brian Patrick Herbert and Bruce Calvin Herbert In 1949 Herbert and his wife moved to California to work on the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat. Here they befriended the psychologists Irene Slattery; the Slatterys introduced Herbert to the work of several thinkers who would influence his writing, including Freud, Jung and Heidegger. Herbert did not graduate from the university.

He worked at the Seattle Star and the Oregon Statesman. He was a editor for the San Francisco Examiner's California Living magazine for a decade. In a 1973 interview, Herbert stated that he had been reading science fiction "about ten years" before he began writing in the genre, he listed his favorite authors as H. G. Wells, Robert A. Heinlein, Poul Anderson and Jack Vance. Herbert's first science fiction story, "Looking for Something", was published in the April 1952 issue of Startling Stories a monthly edited by Samuel Mines. Three more of his stories appeared in 1954 issues of Astounding Science Amazing Stories, his career as a novelist began in 1955 with the serial publication of Under Pressure in Astounding from November 1955. The story explored sanity and madness in the environment of a 21st-century submarine and predicted worldwide conflicts over oil consumption and production, it was a critical success but not a major commercial one. During this time Herbert worked as a speechwriter for Republican senator Guy Cordon.

Herbert began researching Dune in 1959. He was able to devote himself wholeheartedly to his writing career because his wife returned to work full-time as an advertising writer for department stores, becoming the breadwinner during the 1960s, he told Willis E. McNelly that the novel originated when he was supposed to do a magazine article on sand dunes in the Oregon Dunes near Florence, Oregon, he ended up with far more raw material than needed for an article. The article was never written, but instead planted the seed. Dune took six years of research and writing to complete and it was much longer than commercial science fiction of the time was supposed to be. Analog published it in two parts comprising eight installments, "Dune World" from December 1963 and "Prophet of Dune" in 1965, it was rejected by nearly twenty book publishers. One editor prophetically wrote, "I might be making the mistake of the decade, but...". Sterling E. Lanier, an editor of Chilton Book Company had read the Dune serials and offered a $7,500 advance plus future royalties for the rights to publish them as a hardcover book.

Herbert rewrote much of his text. Dune was soon a critical success, it won the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1965 and shared the Hugo Award in 1966 with... And Call Me Conrad by Roger Zelazny. Dune was the first major ecological science fiction novel, embracing a multitude of sweeping, interrelated themes and multiple character viewpoints, a method that ran through all Herbert's mature work. Dune was not an immediate bestseller. By 1968 Herbert had made $20,000 from it, far more than most science fiction novels of the time were generating, but not enough to let him take up full-time writing. However, the publication of Dune did open doors for him, he was the Seattle Post-In

Francis Chapin

Francis W. Chapin was an American artist, his works included both watercolors and oil paintings of portraits. He was born in Ohio, he graduated from Washington and Jefferson College, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta, in 1921. A year he enrolled at the Art Institute of Chicago where he spent six years and won the Bryan Lathrop Fellowship in his last year, he chose to remain in Chicago where he became known as the “Dean of Chicago Painters.” It wasn't until 1929. Chapin was an instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1929 to 1947. In 1932, Chapin was approached by Grant Wood and accepted a faculty position at the Stone City Art Colony, where he taught lithography for two summers. From 1934 to 1938, he taught at Art Institute of Chicago's summer art school at Saugatuck, he served as director of the summer school from 1941 to 1945, he was the Artist-in-Residence at the Old Sculpin Gallery on Martha's Vineyard for many years. In 1951, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, became a full member in 1953.

Among Chapin’s notable showings were at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D. C, his works are in permanent collections at the Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Syracuse University, other museums. Chapin died in his home at 347 Menomonee Street in Chicago on February 23, 1965. In reporting his death, one newspaper described Chapin's appearance as follows: "he was a colorful figure, nearly 6 feet 6 inches tall, thin, wearing tweeds." Chapin's papers are held in the Archives of Smithsonian Institution. ^ Francis Chapin entry, Social Security Death Index. ^ Chicago Tribune, February 24, 1965. ^ http://richardnortongallery.com/artists/francis-chapin The Stone City Art Colony and School 1932-1933 - Francis Chapin biography The Old Sculpin Gallery - Francis Chapin Columbus Museum of Art Web page on Chapin's 1938 lithograph Jobless Man Richard Norton Gallery, Chicago - works by Francis Chapin Special exhibition.

Bartholomew Steer

Bartholomew Steer led the unsuccessful Oxfordshire Rising of 1596. He was a carpenter, born in Hampton Poyle, brother to a weaver. In 1596 the area was suffering through famine and increasing poverty; the weavers and carders were affected by enclosure laws, Steer, although he claimed upon his arrest that he was free and not in any want, lived in the midst of a great deal of suffering. He was well aware of the history of rebellion in Oxfordshire, he agitated his fellow workers to rebel against the enclosures. John Walter says; the goal of the uprising Steer organized was to tear down the fences and to attack the landlords who maintained the enclosures, the law officers who enforced the enclosure act, to march with the people down to London, where the disaffected apprentices would join with them to demand change. There would access at that time. In November 1596, Steer and four other men met and waited for the crowd to join them, but it failed to materialize, they were soon arrested, Steer was put in Newgate Prison, where he was interrogated by Sir Edward Coke.

The royal authorities were concerned with this suspect rebellion, Coke authorized the use of torture on Steer. The confession of the plans to murder came from torture, as Steer's initial plans were only to tear down the turnstiles and march; when the group went to trial in June 1597, Steer was not present. Given the defiance of his testimony that delivered under torture, it is certain that he was dead, either of his ordeal or prison conditions, by that point; the Elizabethan government recognised the cause of the rebels' grievance and determined that "order should be taken about inclosures...that the poor may be able to live". Parliament duly passed an Act to restore to arable use all lands, converted to pasture since the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558. Although Steer's rebellion never occurred, the reaction to its rumour and attempt was out of proportion. Historians have since gravitated toward his account as an illustration of populist resentment against enclosure and material conditions in late feudalism.

Lobel, Mary D, ed.. "Hampton Gay". A History of the County of Oxford. Victoria County History. 6. Pp. 152–159. Walter, John. "Bartholomew Steer". In Matthew, Colin; the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 52. London: Oxford University Press. Pp. 371–372. Fox, Adam. "Rumour and Popular Political Opinion in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England". The Historical Journal. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 40: 597–620. Doi:10.1017/s0018246x97007346. Walter, John. "A "Rising of the People"? The Oxfordshire Rising of 1596"". Past & Present. Oxford: Oxford University Press for the Past and Present Society: 90–143

Dhone Junction railway station

Dhone railway station is the primary railway station serving Dhone in Andhra Pradesh, India. The station comes under the jurisdiction of Guntakal division of South Coasth Railways, it is a biggest railway junction in Andhra Pradesh. The station has three platforms; the station is situated at junction of three lines branching towards Guntur and Guntakal. Dhone Junction railway station is classified as a B–category station in the Guntakal railway division. Dhone is a Junction for following Sections Dhne - Kachiguda / Secunderabad / Hyderabad Dhne - Nandyal / Guntur / Vijayawada & Vishakhapatnam Dhne - Pdkl / Gooty / YA / Kadapa / Tirupathi & Chennai Dhne - Guntakal / Ballary / Hubli & Vasco da Gama Dhne - Gooty / Anantapur / Yeswanthpur / Bangalore Dhne - Anantapur / Dharmavaram / Kadiri / Madanapalli / Tirupati

J. Harold Ellens

J. Harold Ellens was a psychologist and theologian, he was the founding editor of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity and the Executive Director of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies International from 1974 to 1989. He was one of the key figures in psychological biblical criticism and served as Chair of the Psychology and Biblical Studies Section of the Society of Biblical Literature. Ellens received multiple educational degrees: PhD in Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, 2009 PhD, Psychology of Human Communications, Wayne State University, 1970 Master's degree in Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins, NES, University of Michigan, 2002 Master's degree in New Testament and Christian Origins, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1965 Master's degree in Divinity in Theology and Biblical Studies, Calvin Theological Seminary, 1986 Bachelor of Divinity Degree in Theology and Biblical Studies, Calvin Theological Seminary, 1956 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and Classics, Calvin College, 1953 Military graduate of the Army Chaplain Staff College, of the Command and General Staff College, of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, of the Army Special Warfare School, of the US Army War College, of the National Defense UniversityEllens was an ordained Christian minister and maintained a private practice in psychotherapy which began in 1965.

As a psychotherapist, he was licensed in the State of Michigan and was certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Ellens published more than 160 professional journal articles and served as author, co-author, or editor of 181 books. Ellens, J. Harold. Models of Religious Broadcasting. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. ISBN 9780802834379. OCLC 898186. ———. The Spirituality of Sex. Psychology and Spirituality. Westport, CT: Praeger. ISBN 9780313362613. OCLC 268789587. ———. The Church and Pastoral Care. Psychology and Christianity. 2. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House. ISBN 9780801002137. OCLC 17619604. ———, ed.. The Destructive Power of Religion: Violence in Judaism and Islam: Volume 1 - Sacred scriptures and violence. Contemporary Psychology. Westport, CT: Praeger. ISBN 9780275979720. OCLC 928780576. ———, ed.. The Destructive Power of Religion: Violence in Judaism and Islam: Volume 2 - Religion and violence. Contemporary Psychology. Westport, CT: Praeger. ISBN 9780275979737. OCLC 926896468. ———, ed.. The Destructive Power of Religion: Violence in Judaism and Islam: Volume 3 - Models and cases of violence in religion.

Contemporary Psychology. Westport, CT: Praeger. ISBN 9780275979744. OCLC 773595767. ———, ed.. The Destructive Power of Religion: Violence in Judaism and Islam: Volume 4 - Contemporary views on spirituality and violence. Contemporary Psychology. Westport, CT: Praeger. ISBN 9780275981464. OCLC 314484859. ———, ed.. Heaven and the Afterlife: eternity in Judaism and Islam. Psychology and Spirituality. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. ISBN 9781440801839. OCLC 902815605. J. Harold Ellens personal website and biography

Forum Invest

Forum Invest is an international economic forums organizer, based in Bucharest, known for the international economic events organized in Bucharest or in various locations of the world, like Washington, D. C. New York City, London, Paris, Rome, Monte Carlo, Vienna, Belgrade, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Beijing; the company’s core services include events organization, market entry advisory, mass-media, public relations, communication and institutional identity, multimedia services. Forum Invest was founded in 2002 by Bogdan Popovici as Invest Romania Forum, on the foundation of Invest Romania Magazine - the first bilingual business magazine in Romania. Forum Invest conferences bring together international political leaders, top business representatives, professional organizations, market analysts and the media, to debate over critical economical issues in the sectors of energy, finance, agriculture or international economic cooperation. Forum Invest annual conference brands include: Forum Invest Finance Forum Invest Healthcare Forum Invest Energy Forum Invest LeaderSHE Forum Invest Infrastructure Forum Invest Agriculture Bucharest International Forum Chief Financial Officers` International Forum Forum Invest Gulf Cooperation CouncilSouth Eastern Europe In March 2011, Forum Invest co-organized, together with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Romanian Ministry of Economy, the Federation of the Gulf Cooperation Council Chambers of Commerce and a number of other institutional partners, the first economic forum between Romania – South – Eastern Europe and the Gulf Cooperation Council, aiming to boost economic cooperation between the two regions.

Similar forums are scheduled to be organized in 2012 and the following years, in Bucharest and in strategic locations from the Gulf region. Besides the international large-scale economic events, Forum Invest organizes the periodical Forum Invest Club in Bucharest, Monaco or London, set as invitation-only informal meetings, for quality information exchange between high-level economical and geo-strategic factors that influence the future of the Central and the Southeast Europe, in the global context. More than 7.000 business and political decision makers from 40+ countries, including leading international personalities, Nobel Prize laureates, presidents of states, prime ministers, members of governments, high state officials, diplomats and opinion leaders and journalists participate together in forums, seminars and roundtables organized by Forum Invest, to develop dialogues on the most critical issues of the moment. International personalities who participated at Forum Invest events include: Guion Bluford, a former NASA Astronaut, the first African – American to participate in a space mission Nouriel Roubini, Chairman of Roubini Global Economics, known as “Economy Dr. DoomLubna Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade, United Arab Emirates Ahmed Rashed Al Haroon, Minister of Commerce and Industry, State of Kuwait Joschka Fischer, former Vice Chancellor of Germany Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize Laureate for Economics and former advisor of the USA President Bill Clinton Gerhard Schroeder, former Chancellor of Germany Lech Walesa, former President of Poland and Nobel Prize Laureate for Peace Edmund Phelps, Nobel Prize Laureate for Economics Edward Prescott, Nobel Prize Laureate for Economics Kary Mullis, Nobel Prize Laureate Each year, Forum Invest organizes media scholarships for economic journalists, in locations such as Brussels, Athens or Vienna.

During the Program, the journalists are arranged meetings with high EU officials, company leaders or journalist peers from correspondent media institutions. In 2010, Forum Invest was granted by Business Initiative Directions with the International Arch of Europe Award in the Platinum Category, at the International BID Convention that took place in Frankfurt on June 28, a vanity award In 2009, Forum Invest was awarded by the World Energy Council, in recognition of valuable support accorded in increasing the visibility of the Romanian National Committee of the World Energy Council. On September 22, 2008, at Palais des Congress in Paris, Forum Invest was awarded with the “World Quality Commitment” Trophy in the Gold category by the Business Initiative Directions, a vanity award. Official Website