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Annie Francé-Harrar

Annie Francé-Harrar was an Austrian writer and scientist. Francé-Harrar created the scientific basis for the humus-compost-economy together with her second husband Raoul Heinrich Francé. During her life she wrote 47 books, some 5000 articles in the German press, held over 500 lectures and courses, including radio broadcasts. At a young age she combined her literary talent with technical research; the first printed work appeared in 1911 and described in verses the lives of women over the centuries. In the same year she first married. In 1916 she met Raoul H. Francé, director of the Biological Institute in Munich, became his assistant. 1920 the first utopian novel The fire souls described the problem of the destruction of soil fertility. After the divorce from her first husband, she married Francé in Dinkelsbühl 1923. In 1924 the couple settled down in Salzburg. There she wrote – based on impressions and research – a book about the famous doctor Paracelsus, who had died in this city 1541; the period to 1930 was the first group of the occasion for a series of monographs.

With regard to the health of her husband frequent stays in Ragusa on the southern Adriatic coast followed. From there the couple fled in the turmoil of the Second World War to Budapest in 1943, where Raoul Heinrich Francé died in the same year – a leukemia had been recognized too late. After the end of the Second World War Annie Francé-Harrar began with the construction of a breeding station for the transformation of urban waste in Budapest in the summer of 1945 and developed the first Impfziegel for composting. In 1947 she returned to Austria. At the Bavarian Agriculture Publishers her work appeared in 1950 with the title The Last Chance – for a future without need, well received and popular. Albert Einstein admired this work and said it would have a permanent place in world literature; as a result of the book The Last Chance she was appointed on behalf of the government in Mexico and supported the country for nine years to set up a large humus organization in the fight against erosion and soil degradation.

As a result of 40 years of work, in 1958 the book Humus – soil life and fertility was published. After several intermediate stops in Europe she returned in 1961 to their home, she was still working in the World Union for Protection of Life and other organizations. She spent her last years in the pension Schloss Kahlsberg, where she died in January 1971 after a short illness at 85 years of age. On January 26 she was buried at the side of her husband in Oberalm-Hallein. Die Kette, 1911 Die Feuerseelen, 1920Der Glaserne Regen - Novel - J. P. Toth Verlag, Hamburg 1948 Die letzte Chance – Für eine Zukunft ohne Not. München 1950Und Eines Tages- J. P. Toth Verlag, Hamburg 1952 Humus – Bodenleben und Fruchtbarkeit. München 1958So War's um Neunzehnhundert: Mein Fin De Seicle- Albert Langen - Georg Muller Verlag, Munchen, 1962 Frag Nicht Woher Die Liebe Kommt - Roman- Langen Muller, Munchen 1967 Multilingual Website

Suo Gân

"Suo Gân" is a traditional Welsh lullaby written by an anonymous composer. It was first recorded in print around 1800 and the lyrics were notably captured by the Welsh folklorist Robert Bryan; the song's title means lullaby. The tune is used for several hymns, including: "As the Winter Days Grow Longer" "Christ Before Us" "Christ Has Risen While Earth Slumbers" "Now the Heavens Start to Whisper" The American edition of the Orff Schulwerk book Music for Children sets a carol to the tune of "Suo Gân", with the following verses: "Suo Gân", as performed by James Rainbird and the Ambrosian Junior Choir directed by John McCarthy, is featured prominently in Steven Spielberg's 1987 film Empire of the Sun, where it is lip-synched by a young Christian Bale, it appears, instrumentally, in the beginning of the 1991 film Dutch. Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel has performed this song in several of his Christmas concerts, most notably with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and on his 2000 album We'll Keep a Welcome.

The rock band Savatage used the song as a base for their song "Heal My Soul" on the 1991 album Streets: A Rock Opera. Kathleen Battle performed this song with guitarist Christopher Parkening on their 1996 holiday album Angels' Glory; the men's choir Chanticleer covered the song for their 2001 album Christmas with Chanticleer. Isobel Cooper performed this song on her 2002 album New Dawn; the pipes and drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards covered the song for their 2007 album Spirit of the Glen. The Vienna Boys' Choir features Suo Gân on the 2003 The Christmas Album, it is on The Irish Tenors album Home for Christmas. It is featured in the last episode of the anime Black Butler season 2, where it is sung by the demon maid Hannah Anafeloz to the show's protagonist, Ciel Phantomhive. Welsh-born Australian Siobhan Owen recorded "Suo Gân" on her 2016 album Entwined and her 2008 album Purely Celtic. "Suo Gân" is sung by the Welsh soprano Charlotte Church on her 1998 album Voice of an Angel. An orchestral arrangement by George Weldon is included in the 1979 Classics for Pleasure album ″Encores You Love" on the Music for Pleasure, played by The Hallé Orchestra, conductor Maurice Handford.

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Darius Walker

Darius Adunte Walker is a former American football running back in the National Football League and current college football analyst for Fox. He worked as a college football analyst and sideline reporter for MountainWest Sports Network in 2011, he was signed by the Houston Texans in 2007. He played college football at Notre Dame. Walker attended Buford High School where he rushed for 5,676 rushing yards and 91 touchdowns and helped his team compile a four-year record of 58–2 and four straight state title game appearances, including three title game victories as part of a 45-game winning streak. In 2003, his senior year, he scored 46 touchdowns, breaking Herschel Walker’s Georgia single-season record of 42, he was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Georgia and selected as the Georgia prep player of the year for 2003 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. At Notre Dame, Walker owns the school record for most receptions in a season by a running back and most career receptions by a running back.

He ranks fourth all-time at Notre Dame in rushing yards, third in all-time carries and third in average yards per game over a career. He rushed for 100 yards in a game 15 times in his career and scored 26 touchdowns—23 rushing and three receiving, he led the Irish in rushing in all three seasons, becoming just the sixth player in school history to do so the first since Autry Denson. He recorded the sixth-best single-season rushing total in Notre Dame history as a junior when he gained a career-high 1,267 yards on 255 carries, scoring seven touchdowns, he became just the fourth Notre Dame running back in school history to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in consecutive seasons, joining Vagas Ferguson, Allen Pinkett and Denson. He ran for 1,196 yards on 253 carries and nine touchdowns as a sophomore, opening the season with four rushing performances of 100 yards or more, the first player in Notre Dame history to do so. During his first season for the Irish, he set the freshman rushing record, gaining 786 yards on 185 carries, breaking a 30-year-old school record.

Walker's last game with the Irish came on January 3, 2007, in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Sugar Bowl. The Fighting Irish lost to the LSU Tigers 41–14, with Walker contributing 128 rushing and 30 receiving yards, he announced he would leave Notre Dame for the NFL in a press conference a week after the Sugar Bowl. In 2009, Walker returned to the University of Notre Dame to finish his degree. Walker signed a contract with the Houston Texans after not being taken in the 2007 NFL Draft. In Week 14, Walker led the team with 16 carries for 46 yards and finishing second with six receptions for 35 yards against Tampa Bay. Walker re-signed with the Houston Texans on November 25, 2008, when the team placed Ahman Green on the reserve/injured list. Walker rushed for 246 yards and one touchdown on 58 carries in his one NFL season, he caught 13 passes for 81 yards. On May 7, 2009, Walker signed a two-year contract with the Denver Broncos, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys on December 2009 for $250,000 on a one-year deal.

Walker attended classes at the University of Houston while he played in the NFL for the Houston Texans in 2008, before returning to Notre Dame and completing his degree in 2009. Darius Walker is the son of Jimmy Walker, a former All-American defensive tackle at the University of Arkansas who played in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings, his grandfather, William "Sonny" Walker played football at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff and was the first African American to serve in the Arkansas state cabinet. He served in the Nixon administration, working at the Office of Economic Opportunity. Walker's uncle Hugh Jernigan played at the University of Arkansas as a defensive back and was a ninth round draft pick of the Detroit Lions in 1981, his older brother Delvin played running back for Jacksonville State University. Houston Texans bio Notre Dame Fighting Irish bio

Stone, Carpenter & Sheldon

Stone, Carpenter & Sheldon was an American architectural firm based in Providence, Rhode Island. Established in 1906, it was the successor firm to Carpenter & Willson; the firm was organized in 1906 as the partnership of Alfred Stone, Charles E. Carpenter, Walter G. Sheldon. Sheldon, who had become a partner in the earlier firm in 1901, replaced Edmund R. Willson as the named third partner. Sheldon had been a significant designer within the firm, took on those responsibilities. 1908 became an important year for the firm, as Stone died and Carpenter retired in the latter part of the year. Thus, Sheldon became the senior partner. Sheldon promoted his son, Gilbert Sheldon, William C. Mustard as partners. In its early years, the firm retained some of the prestige of its predecessor. However, around the time of World War I the firm lost its prominence, designed few significant buildings after about 1916, it was dissolved in the mid-1920s. 1906 - Freeman Cocroft House, 570 Post Rd, South Kingstown, Rhode Island 1908 - Carter Day Nursery, 295 Pine St, Rhode IslandDemolished.

1908 - Edward S. Macomber House, 134 Blackstone Blvd, Rhode Island 1908 - Charles H. Merriman House, 37 Cooke St, Rhode Island 1911 - Lena C. Martin House, 290 Blackstone Blvd, Rhode Island 1914 - Joseph Ott House, 97 Walcott St, Rhode Island 1914 - Charles H. Warren House, 1030 Pleasant St, Massachusetts 1915 - Walter S. Ingraham House, 149 President Ave, Rhode Island 1915 - Palmer Block, 100 Fountain St, Rhode IslandStone, Carpenter & Sheldon added four more stories in 1916-17. 1916 - John Howland School, 120 Cole Ave, Rhode IslandDemolished. 1916 - Industrial Trust Branch, 14 High St, Rhode Island 1916 - Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave, Rhode IslandAlterations to the J. N. A. Griswold House. 1917 - Dormitory, Rhode Island School for the Deaf, 520 Hope St, Rhode Island 1918 - Union Trust Building, 170 Westminster St, Rhode Island 1921 - Joseph Ott House, 290 Ocean Rd, Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island

Royal Mail Choir

The Bristol Royal Mail Choir is an amateur choral ensemble made up of employees of the Royal Mail. The choir was founded in April 2012 by choirmaster Gareth Malone as part of the BBC Two television series The Choir: Sing While You Work. At the time of founding the choir was made up of employees drawn from Bristol and surrounding area, South West England; the choir is conducted by David Ogden. The Royal Mail has a London-based choir, the Mail Voice Choir; the 2012 BBC 2 TV series followed Gareth Malone as he formed and trained four workplace choirs, including one from the Bristol Royal Mail workforce. Bristol Royal Mail Choir was one of three that reached the final of the competition, where they sang at the Wales National Eisteddfod in Llangollen. Following the success of the ensemble's television appearances, the Royal Mail Choir, now performing as the Royal Mail's official choir, has given public performances to aid charity in support of Prostate Cancer UK, the Royal Mail's partner charity for 2013.

In April 2013 the choir released a version of "Abide with Me" with The X Factor winner Joe McElderry, to promote a set of footballer-themed stamps. Proceeds were donated to Prostate Cancer UK, they have performed at Bristol. In September 2013 they performed a charity concert at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, at the invitation of Manchester Airport Choir; the choir performed at the PostEurop 20th anniversary celebration held in Brussels, Belgium. In November 2013 they performed at the Poppy Appeal Commemorative Festival held at Colston Hall, Bristol; as a public face of the Royal Mail, the choir were used to launch the Christmas commemorative stamp issue in October 2012. The choir's rendition of The Beatles song "All You Need is Love" was used to accompany the Royal Mail's post-privatisation national television advertising campaign beginning in November 2013; the advertisement, called "We Love Parcels", is the first major advertising campaign by the Royal Mail for 6 years. The choir recorded the song at London.

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