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František Dvořák (painter)

František Dvořák, born Bruner known as Franz Dvorak or Franz Bruner was a Czech painter. He was the son of a tailor named Václav Bruner, he changed his name to "Dvořák" for patriotic reasons. He displayed artistic talent from an early age and when he was fourteen, his father sent him to the pedagogical institute in Kutná Hora. At the age of seventeen, his desire for an artistic career led him to the Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied with František Čermák. However, feeling that his studies were progressing too he switched to the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where his teachers were Christian Griepenkerl and Carl Wurzinger. In 1883, he moved to the Munich Academy of Fine Arts, becoming a student of Otto Seitz and Wilhelm von Lindenschmit the Younger, he was able to purchase a studio in the Schwabing district, painting portraits and genre scenes. As his popularity increased, he began to exhibit in Vienna. In 1888 restless, he joined with fellow painters Karel Vítězslav Mašek and Alfons Mucha on a trip to France went on to Italy where he painted portraits for English and American visitors.

His contact with Americans piqued his interest, so he went to the United States, settling in Philadelphia. He had his first large exhibition in 1890, followed by shows in New York and Detroit, was invited to the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool for a world exposition. In 1905, he returned to Prague, establishing a home and studio on the riverside where he lived until his death. During his stay in the United States, he had come into contact with the New Spirituality and attempted to integrate Eastern spirituality into his paintings, he did portraits of Ramakrishna and Sarada Devi. His interests influenced his sister Helena. For much of his life, he was better known abroad than at home, his first major exhibition in Prague did not come until 1907. Toman Prokop, Nový slovník československých výtvarných umělců (New Dictionary of Czechoslovak Artists, Vol.1, 3rd edition, edited by Rudolf Ryšavý, Prague, 1947 Marie Rakušanová, Bytosti odnikud: metamorfózy akademických principů v malbě první poloviny 20.

Století v Čechách, Prague, 2008 ISBN 978-80-200-1648-5 ArtNet: More paintings by Dvořák American Gallery: Paintings by Dvořák Artwork by Frank Dvorak

Jeptha Vining Harris (Mississippi)

Jeptha Vining Harris was a brigadier general and after a year in private life, a colonel in the Mississippi militia, who fought in conjunction with the Confederate States Army in Mississippi during the American Civil War. His militia brigade served at Mississippi during the Siege of Vicksburg. Harris and the brigade were part of the Confederate army surrendered to Union Army forces under Major General Ulysses S. Grant on July 4, 1863. After being exchanged in July and mustered out in August, 1863, Harris returned to civilian life. On August 26, 1864, Harris was commissioned as a colonel of militia and given command of forces at Macon, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1836, Harris moved to Lowndes County, Mississippi in 1840 where he became a slaveholder and wealthy planter, he was a state militia officer before the Civil War. He was a Mississippi State Senator from Lowndes County in 1858–1861. After the war, he lived on his Lowndes County farm until his death in 1899.

Jeptha Vining Harris was born in Elbert County, Georgia on December 1, 1816. His parents were Sarah Harris; the elder Jeptha Vining Harris was a Georgia militia general during the War of 1812, prominent lawyer and state representative. Jeptha Vining Harris graduated from the University of Georgia in 1836, he moved to Mississippi in 1840 where he became a slaveholder and wealthy planter. He was a state militia officer before the Civil War, he served in the Mississippi State Senate from Lowndes County in 1858–1861. Jeptha V. Harris married Mary Oliver Banks of Tuscaloosa, Alabama on June 30, 1840, they had the following children who survived to adulthood: Mary O. Harris, Willis Banks Harris and Lucy Harris Duncan. Harris was the uncle of Jeptha Vining Harris, a doctor who served in the Confederate States Army and was a doctor, customs collector and school superintendent at Key West, Florida. At the outbreak of the Civil War, at his own expense, Jeptha Vining Harris equipped a company of soldiers for the Confederate Army.

In August 1861 or 1862, Harris was elected captain of a company. On September 2, 1862, he was commissioned a brigadier general of state troops posted at Columbus, Mississippi. On May 7, 1863, Harris's brigade was ordered to defend the riverfront at the besieged Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi; the unit was positioned on the far left of the Confederate line east of Fort Hill under the overall command of Brigadier General John C. Vaughn. Harris was praised for his performance at Vicksburg. Harris and his brigade were surrendered with the other Confederate forces at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. After the Confederate surrender at Vicksburg and his men were paroled. Many of the demoralized men went home. Harris was exchanged on July 16, 1863, but his command had dissolved and both Harris and his brigade were formally mustered out on August 26, 1863. On August 26, 1864, Harris was appointed a colonel and given command of the militia force at Macon, where he completed his war service. After the Civil War, Jeptha V. Harris returned to his farm in Lowndes County, where he died on November 21, 1899.

He is buried in Friendship Cemetery, Mississippi. List of American Civil War generals Allardice, Bruce S. Confederate Colonels: A Biographical Register. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-8262-1809-4. Born, George Walter. Preserving Paradise: The Architectural Heritage And History of the Florida Keys. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006. ISBN 978-1-59629-152-2.. Eicher, John H. and David J. Eicher. Civil War High Commands. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001. ISBN 0-8047-3641-3. Harris, Gideon Dowse. Harris Genealogy. Columbus, Miss. Keith Printing Co. 1914. OCLC 4707316. Retrieved September 23, 2012. Winschel, Terrence J. Vicksburg: Fall of the Confederate Gibraltar. Abilene, TX: McWhiney Foundation Press, 1999. ISBN 978-1-893114-01-2. Retrieved September 24, 2012. – via Questia

John Clemente

John Faust Clemente was an Italian physician whose career was in Tasmania and who, as an alderman, was one of the main figures behind the creation of the Salamanca Market in Hobart in 1972. In his spare time, he collected art and antiques with his wife Ruth and formed a leading collection of Tasmanian postal history. John Faust Clemente was born in Bari, Italy, in 1926, he graduated in medicine and surgery from the universities of Bari and Padua in 1948. In 1949 he met the Australian, Ruth Greene, at Christ Church and they married the same year in London, they moved to Brisbane at the end of 1949 where Clemente re-qualified in medicine at the University of Queensland. After qualifying in Queensland he obtained a post at Launceston General Hospital in Tasmania in 1951 and was subsequently Tasmanian government medical officer in Scottsdale and Cygnet, he moved to Hobart and private practice in 1955 where he bought an Italianate Victorian house on upper Davey Street which he named Coningsby after the novel by Benjamin Disraeli.

He had rooms in Macquarie Street. He retired in 1989. Clemente was an alderman in Hobart from 1968 to 1976 and one of the prime forces behind the creation of the Salamanca Market in 1972. A commemorative plaque exists on the building. Clemente was president of the local association football team. Clemente and his wife Ruth were keen collectors of antiques and art and made regular buying trips overseas to London, in the 1950s and 60s as well as buying locally. Ruth was keen on antique tea caddies and writing boxes, they acquired a great deal of silver. They brought their acquisitions back to their home and formed a large collection, sold by Mossgreen Auctions in 2012 for over A$526,000. Clemente was a stamp collector from childhood, collecting Italian stamps. In Tasmania as an adult, he travelled the island seeking out caches of forgotten items for his collection of Tasmanian postal history and made detailed studies of postmarks and printing flaws on Tasmanian stamps, he wrote articles for The London Philatelist, the journal of the Royal Philatelic Society London, of which he became a fellow, The American Philatelist, for other journals.

He became a member of the Collectors Club of New York. He wrote a book on the free mail of Van Diemen's Land and Tasmania, scheduled for publication in 2016. John Clemente died in 2011, his collection of Tasmanian postal history was sold at auction by Spink in September 2016 in 536 lots. "Posted at Macquarie Island" — The 1911 Mawson Expedition", The London Philatelist, Vol. 78, 1969, pp. 309–311. "Tasmanian crown seals", The London Philatelist, Vol. 79, 1970, pp. 130–135. "Tasmanian parcel post 1887–1912", The London Philatelist, Vol. 79, 1970, pp. 211–216. Media related to John Clemente at Wikimedia Commons

Spellbound (Ten album)

Spellbound is the fourth studio album released by the melodic hard rock band Ten. All songs written by Gary Hughes except. "March of the Argonauts" – 2:14 "Fear the Force" – 5:36 "Inside the Pyramid of Light" – 4:17 "Spellbound" – 5:15 "We Rule the Night" – 5:29 "Remembrance for the Brave" – 1:18 "Red" – 4:15 "The Alchemist" – 5:09 "Wonderland" – 5:01 "Eclipse" – 4:14 "The Phantom" – 6:15 "Till the End of Time" – 4:58NEMS version adds "Gimme a Piece of Your Heart" – 5:39 "When Only Love Can Ease the Pain" – 5:58 "Can't Slow Down" – 6:262016 japanese SHM-CD remaster bonus track: "Time" - 7:36 Gary Hughes – vocals Vinny Burns – Lead guitars John Halliwell – Rhythm guitars Ged Rylandskeyboards Steve McKennabass guitar Greg Morgandrums and percussion Jason Thanos – backing vocals Bob Catley – backing vocals Sue Willets – backing vocals Rafe McKenna – backing vocals Francis Cummings – violin Susan Williamson – violin Claire McFarlane – viola Rebecca Whettan – cello Mike McGoldric – uilleann pipes, low whistle and bamboo flute Mixing – Rafe McKenna Assistant Mixing – Audu Obaje and Dan Sprigg Engineers – Audu Obaje Assistant Engineer – Neil Amison The cover of the album has been designed by Luis Royo.

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Egypt–Kenya relations

Egypt–Kenya relations are bilateral relations between Egypt and Kenya. The two nations maintain trade ties. Relations between the present-day territories of Egypt and Kenya began during the colonial period; the Egyptian government under Gamal Abdel Nasser operated a diplomatic and media campaign in support of the Kenyan Mau Mau movement against the British authorities in Kenya. A radio channel, "the voice of Africa", was broadcast from Egypt in Kiswahili to support the Kenyan freedom movement. In 1964, Kenya opened an embassy in Cairo. In recent years, tension developed between Egypt and Kenya over Egypt's and Sudan's exclusive allocation of the Nile. In 2010, Kenya and five other nations, including Ethiopia, signed a River Nile Basin Co-operative Framework agreement; the deal, if ratified by the respective parties' parliaments, will establish a permanent commission to decide on the Nile's water allocation, albeit without consulting Egypt and Sudan. Both Kenya and Egypt are part of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, Africa's largest trade bloc in terms of the number of member states.

COMESA is part of the Tripartite Free Trade Area. In 2007, trade between both countries stood at $320 million; the volume of Egyptian exports to Kenya increased by 48.9% to reach $176 million. For the first time in 20 years, the balance of trade was in favour of Egypt with a surplus of $34.4 million. In 2008, trade was valued at $378.3 million. Trade data indicated that Egyptian exports to Kenya amounted to $156.2 million, while imports from Kenya amounted to $222.1 million with $65.9 million of surplus in favour of Kenya. This unprecedented increase in the value of Kenya's exports to Egypt in 2008 was due to the increase of the volume and value of exports of tea to Egypt, ranked as the largest importer of Kenyan tea; as of April 2014, the Egyptian firm Citadel Capital has an 85% stake in Rift Valley Railways, the rail operator for the line running between Mombasa and Kampala. There are numerous Egyptian firms involved in a variety of businesses within Kenya. Egypt maintains an embassy in Nairobi.

Additionally, Kenya has an embassy in Cairo, accredited to Tunisia, Morocco and Jordan. Ambassadors of Kenya to Egypt include: Henry N. Mulli Japheth K. Ilako Farid M. A. Hinawy Omar A. Fakih Raphael M Kiilu Ochieng Adala Ali M. Abdi Mohamed M. Maalim Mary D. Odinga Daniel O. Makdwallo Dave O. Arunga H. E Otieno Joff Makowenga COMESA African Free Trade Zone

Meathead Goldwyn

"Meathead" Goldwyn is an American food writer and website publisher. He is the author of a New York Times best seller Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling, he is a former columnist for the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, AOL. Goldwyn derives his moniker from his father, who jokingly labeled him after the character "Meathead" played by Rob Reiner in the 1970s television show All in the Family, his interest in meat came from his father who owned a butcher shop and worked as an inspector for the United States Department of Agriculture. He studied journalism and photography at the University of Florida but left his senior year and moved to the Midwest, he earned a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Goldwyn began working as a wine buyer in the 1970s, he wrote a wine column for the Chicago Tribune from 1978–81 for the Washington Post from 1982–85. He established the food and wine coverage in the early years of AOL, he founded the Beverage Testing Institute, which created The World Wine Championships, World Beer Championships, World Spirits Championships in the 1980s.

He has taught at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. Goldwyn founded AmazingRibs.com in 2005 as a response to a rib cook-off challenge from one of his neighbors. He uses the site to teach cooking methods and recipes, debunk barbecuing myths, test various equipment. Goldwyn runs the website from his home in suburban Chicago, with more than a dozen different grills and smokers in his backyard. Outside of AmazingRibs.com, Goldwyn has been nominated for the Barbecue Hall of Fame in 2019, is the author of the New York Times Best Seller Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling. It was named one of the “100 Best Cookbooks Of All Time” by Southern Living magazine. AmazingRibs.com