French First Republic

In the history of France, the First Republic the French Republic, was founded on 22 September 1792 during the French Revolution. The First Republic lasted until the declaration of the First Empire in 1804 under Napoleon, although the form of the government changed several times; this period was characterized by the fall of the monarchy, the establishment of the National Convention and the Reign of Terror, the Thermidorian Reaction and the founding of the Directory, the creation of the Consulate and Napoleon's rise to power. Under the Legislative Assembly, in power before the proclamation of the First Republic, France was engaged in war with Prussia and Austria. In July 1792, the Duke of Brunswick, commanding general of the Austro–Prussian Army, issued his Brunswick Manifesto, in which he threatened the destruction of Paris should any harm come to the King Louis XVI of France; the foreign threat exacerbated France's political turmoil amid the French Revolution and deepened the passion and sense of urgency among the various factions.

In the violence of 10 August 1792, citizens stormed the Tuileries Palace, killing six hundred of the King's Swiss guards and insisting on the removal of the king. A renewed fear of anti-revolutionary action prompted further violence, in the first week of September 1792, mobs of Parisians broke into the city's prisons, killing over half of the prisoners; this included nobles and political prisoners, but numerous common criminals, such as prostitutes and petty thieves, many murdered in their cells—raped and slashed to death. This became known as the September Massacres; as a result of the spike in public violence and the political instability of the constitutional monarchy, a party of six members of France's Legislative Assembly was assigned the task of overseeing elections. The resulting Convention was founded with the dual purpose of abolishing the monarchy and drafting a new constitution; the Convention's first act, on 10 August 1792, was to establish the French First Republic and strip the king of all political powers.

Louis XVI, by a private citizen bearing his family name of Capet, was subsequently put on trial for crimes of high treason starting in December 1792. On 16 January 1793 he was convicted, on 21 January, he was executed by guillotine. Throughout the winter of 1792 and spring of 1793, Paris was plagued by mass hunger; the new Convention did little to remedy the problem until late spring of 1793, occupied instead with matters of war. On 6 April 1793, the Convention created the Committee of Public Safety, was given a monumental task: "To deal with the radical movements of the Enragés, food shortages and riots, the revolt in the Vendée and in Brittany, recent defeats of its armies, the desertion of its commanding general." Most notably, the Committee of Public Safety instated a policy of terror, the guillotine began to fall on perceived enemies of the republic at an ever-increasing rate, beginning the period known today as the Reign of Terror. Despite growing discontent with the National Convention as a ruling body, in June the Convention drafted the Constitution of 1793, ratified by popular vote in early August.

However, the Committee of Public Safety was seen as an "emergency" government, the rights guaranteed by the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen and the new constitution were suspended under its control. The Committee's laws and policies took the revolution to unprecedented heights. After the arrest and execution of Robespierre on July 28, 1794, the Jacobin club was closed, the surviving Girondins were reinstated. A year the National Convention adopted the Constitution of the Year III, they reestablished freedom of worship, began releasing large numbers of prisoners, most initiated elections for a new legislative body. On 3 November 1795, the Directory was established. Under this system, France was led by a bicameral Parliament, consisting of an upper chamber called the Council of Elders and a lower chamber called the Council of Five Hundred, a collective Executive of five members called the Directory. Due to internal instability, caused by hyperinflation of the paper monies called Assignats, French military disasters in 1798 and 1799, the Directory lasted only four years, until overthrown in 1799.

The period known as the French Consulate began with the coup of 18 Brumaire in 1799. Members of the Directory itself planned the coup, indicating the failing power of the Directory. Napoleon Bonaparte was a co-conspirator in the coup, became head of the government as the First Consul, he would proclaim himself Emperor of the French, ending the First French Republic and ushering in the French First Empire. The constitution of the republic did not provide for a head of government, it could be discussed whether the head of state would have been the president of the National Assembly under international law. However, this was therefore not formative; the following list is based on the actual positions of power within the executive: French Republican Calendar French Revolutionary Wars French Second Republic French Third Republic French Fourth Republic French Fifth Republic

I'm a Stripper

I'm a Stripper is a 5 part TV documentary mini-series written and directed by Charlie David, produced by Nickolaos Stagias with David's own Border2Border Entertainment Inc. The show follows the lives of a number of male strippers from various backgrounds in a number of locations in United States and Canada; the full title I'm a Stripper: The Real Life Magic Men refers to the popularity of Steven Soderbergh's film Magic Mike starring Channing Tatum. The series was launched on 3 April 2013 for television and has been featured in American Logo for its'WHAT!?' Documentary series on Canadian OUTtv specialized stations. The film features a group of friend strippers in Niagara Falls region, a young Asian man stripping in Montreal, the performers in a Las Vegas show called Thunder from Down Under; the strippers talk about money, sexual turn-on, rivalry on stage, differences between male and female spectators, personal lives, a typical day on the club floor and away from it, reactions of families and friends.

A number of entertainment experts and psychologists offer their opinions about the profession including Morris Chapdelaine, Scott Bolton and Laurie Betito. A number of strippers are featured; the main characters are: Alexander Biffin Blake McIver Ewing Brendan Coates Brent Everett Brent Ray Fraser Clint Scott Gabriel Clark Jeremy Smith Joshua Barilko Laurie Betito Morris Chapdelaine Scott Bolton Shazad Hai Steve Pena Suntory Awiskar Follows 3 male strippers from the North American cities of Montreal, Niagara Falls and Las Vegas. From a group of friends trying to make a living in Niagara, to an Asian man fighting conservative stereotypes, to Las Vegas, the city of sin; the documentary gives an in depth look into the industry and offers a unique view on how society has accepted male strippers, the dangers of stripping and why men would want to become strippers. Follows Gabriel's life as a stripper in an open relationship with his fiancé and reveals his dad, Lucas' secrets. Meanwhile, Bronco keeps up with having 3 part-time jobs while stripping and faces criticism as his 30th birthday approaches.

Follows Canada's first all male burlesque group in the city of Toronto. The group consists of diverse men from various sexualities. Follows male strippers from the Bronx and Jamaica. Features a male Go-Go dancing troupe and explores the similarities and differences between Go-Go dancing and stripping. Meanwhile, who struggled with his weight and body image for years is now a Muslim bodybuilding stripper. Explores the new and risky business of online stripping, with video streaming and enormous credit card tips, without many rules. I'm a Stripper on IMDb I'm a Stripper on Vimeo


Zynex Medical is a medical device manufacturer that produces and markets electrotherapy devices for use in pain management, physical rehabilitation, neurological diagnosis and cardiac monitoring. Thomas Sandgaard founded Zynex Medical in 1996. Zynex Medical is based in Colorado. Sandgaard serves as the company's CEO. In 1996, Thomas Sandgaard founded Zynex Medical as a wholesaler of electrotherapy products. Sandgaard began working with medical devices in his native Denmark and immigrated to the United States with plans to open a medical devices business, he launched his company in a one-bedroom apartment with a credit card. In 1998, the company received its first Food and Drug Administration approval for one of its products, “an electric-stimulation device that managed pain and increased blood circulation to promote healing.”The company went public in 2004. In 2008, the company changed its name from Zynex Medical Holdings to Zynex and began trading on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol ZYXI.

It relocated from Lone Tree, Colorado to Englewood, Colorado in early 2018. In February 2010, Zynex restructured its business into three subsidiaries: Zynex Medical, Zynex Monitoring Solutions and Zynex NeuroDiagnostic. Zynex Medical manufactures electrotherapy devices for physical rehabilitation. In March 2012, Zynex Medical acquired the assets of NeuroDyne Medical. NeuroDyne Medical was a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based manufacturer of “medical devices for non-invasive measurement of surface electromyography and autonomic nervous systems.” NeuroDyne Medical was folded into Zynex's NeuroDiagnostic subsidiary. In February 2019, Zynex Medical began trading on Nasdaq under the symbol ZYXI. In February of 2020, Zynex received FDA Clearance for their CM-1500 Cardiac Monitor. Electrotherapy Physical medicine and rehabilitation Cardiac monitoring Class II Medical devices Official website Facebook LinkedIn YouTube