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Georgios Jakobides

Georgios Jakobides was a painter and one of the main representatives of the Greek artistic movement of the Munich School. He founded and was the first curator of the National Gallery of Greece in Athens, he was born in Chidira, Ottoman Empire. At the age of 13, he traveled to Smyrna to live with his study at the Evangelical School. From 1870 to 1876, Jakobides studied sculpture and painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts, in 1877 he went to the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich on a scholarship to continue his painting studies under Karl Theodor von Piloty. In Munich, he lived for 17 years where he worked in his studio, painting mythological scenes, genre pictures, portraits, his work is influenced by German academic Realism. His most famous paintings were of children but it said that after his wife's death in 1889, he stopped painting happy themes. In the capital of Bavaria he was regarded as a successful German artist selling many of his works at high prices; the Greek government invited him in 1900 to return to Athens to organize the National Gallery of Athens, in 1904 he was appointed Director of the Athens School of Fine Arts, where he taught for 25 years.

At this time, additional to his themes he produced formal portraits of eminent Greeks. He opposed all new artistic tendencies, including Impressionism and Expressionism, but supported younger artists to follow their own individual artistic tendencies, he was awarded at five international exhibits: among those in Berlin 1891 and in Paris 1900. His works are found in the National Gallery of Athens, private collections and in museums and art galleries around the world including art galleries in Germany and the Art Institute of Chicago, his opus consists of some two hundred oil paintings, several of which are on display in Europe and overseas. His son, the actor Michalis Iakovides, donated his personal journal – which includes a list of his paintings between 1878 and 1919 – to the National Gallery of Greece in 1951, he died in Athens in 1932. Munich School Art in modern Greece Jakobides Digital Museum National Gallery of Athens Official website Andreas S. Ioannou, 19th Century Greek Art

Mitchell River National Park (Victoria)

The Mitchell River National Park is a national park located in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. The 14,250-hectare national park is situated 320 kilometres east of Melbourne via the Princes Highway, 25 kilometres northwest of Bairnsdale; the northern portion of the park may be accessed via Dargo. The park's central feature is the Mitchell River, the largest unregulated river in Victoria and provides a unique example of riparian ecology. According to a Land Conservation Council Rivers & Streams Special Investigation completed in 1990, "It is an important example of the large-scale biological systems that were once widespread in south-eastern Australia." In 1992 the Mitchell River was listed as a Heritage River. The national park surrounds the spectacular Mitchell River where it has cut its way through rock strata creating high cliffs and several gorges; the park originated as the Glenaladale National Park in 1963 following a donation of 163 hectares of land from Australian Paper Manufacturers Ltd.

An addition of 112.7 hectares was made in 1986 at which time the name was changed to the Mitchell River National Park. The park was further extended in 2003 by 2,375 hectares to bring the total area to 14,250 hectares. In some of the gorges are found remnants of warm-temperate rainforest, the southernmost occurrence of this type of forest in the world, it can survive here as the steep walls of the gorges protect it from the annual drying summer winds and the bushfires that rage through the area. There are recorded 25 mammal species in the park. Vegetation in the park includes papery-barked kanooka trees, lilly-pillys, ferns, mosses and lianas. In the drier areas, typical Australian species such as wattle and eucalypt dominate; the Mitchell River was an important location to the Gunai/Kurnai nation the Brabuwooloong and the Brayakuloong people of central Gippsland. One of the features of the park is the Den of Nargun mentioned in Aboriginal legends. Gold was discovered in the area in 1857. Alluvial fields along the Mitchell River and its tributaries were worked into the early twentieth century, while there was some reef mining from the 1860s.

Use by Europeans involved timber and farming. According to Gunai tribal legends, the Nargun is a fierce half-human half-stone creature that lived in the den, a cave under a rock overhang behind a small waterfall; the Den of Nargun, is found on Woolshed Creek, a small tributary of the Mitchell River, about 1 kilometre upstream from where the creek joins the river. In the legend the Nargun would abduct children, it was said the Nargun could not be harmed with boomerangs or spears, as they would be reflected back to the thrower. The Den of Nargun was considered a special place for women of the Gunai tribe, being used for women's initiation and learning ceremonies, thus the stories would have served the purpose of keeping children away from the sacred area, as well as keeping them near the campsite. The den was once rimmed with stalactites, but these have been broken off as souvenirs by visitors over the years. A similar, though less well known site, called Deadcock Den is situated on Woolshed Creek downstream from the Den of Nargun, only about 200 metres from where it joins the Mitchell River.

This site was of great cultural significance to the Gunai people, in particular the women. Protected areas of Victoria Moon, R.. Discover Australia: National Parks. Sydney: Global Book Publishing Pty Ltd. Mitchell River Management Plan. Parks Victoria. Government of Victoria. October 1998. ISBN 0-7306-6258-6

Rendezvous Ballroom

The Rendezvous Ballroom was a large dance hall built in 1928, located on the beach of Balboa Peninsula in Orange County, Southern California, between Los Angeles and San Diego. The 1920s were the beginning of the heyday of public dancing to the music of popular bands and orchestras, large ballrooms were built in most urban areas, on Catalina Island, 26 miles off the California coast. No expense was spared in the construction of the ballroom, a city block long, half a block wide, it featured reinforced concrete walls, a "floating" hard wood floor and a tile roof. After a fire in 1935 the ballroom was rebuilt with an arched roof supported by sectional girders of wood in a cross pattern, the same as used in the nearby blimp hangars for the Marine Corps; the Rendezvous Ballroom caught fire again in 1966, was never rebuilt. The site now has beachfront condominiums. Among the notables who played at the Rendezvous was Stan Kenton, jazz band leader, who originated a TV show from there in 1957-58 and recorded the albums Rendezvous with Kenton and Back to Balboa at the venue.

The ballroom was closed until surf-rock guitarist Dick Dale began performing there in 1960. Attendance grew from a few hundred to a capacity crowd of 4,000 on Saturday nights; when Dale left for the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in 1962, attendance at the Rendezvous continued to grow with bands like The Beach Boys, The Challengers, The Righteous Brothers and others. Http://www.ocregister.com/articles/rendezvous-169619-ballroom-balboa.html http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/entries/rendezvous-ballroom http://bos.ocgov.com/legacy3/newsletters/pdf/The_Tustin_Hangars.pdf Malcolm Gault-Williams. LEGENDARY SURFERS Volume 3: The 1930s. Lulu.com. Pp. 98–. ISBN 978-1-300-49071-5. Jeff Delaney. Newport Beach's Balboa Island. Arcadia Publishing. Pp. 66–. ISBN 978-0-7385-5575-1.<

Colin McDonald (ice hockey)

Colin J. McDonald is an American professional ice hockey player for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, he was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round, 51st overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He played only two games with the team before signing with the Pittsburgh Penguins for the 2011–12 season, his time with the Penguins was short-lived, as he proceeded to sign with the Islanders the following season. He is the son of a former NHL player, who played for the Hartford Whalers. McDonald began his career playing for the New England Junior Coyotes of the Eastern Junior Hockey League during the 2002–03 season, where he led the league in scoring with 58 points and was named "Junior Coyote of the Year", received the "EJHL Offensive Player of the Year Award" and League MVP, he was selected MVP of the Top Prospects Tournament in 2002, as well as "Hockey Night In Boston Junior Player of the Year". He was chosen to the U. S. National Junior Team Evaluation Camp in August 2003.

After being selected 51st overall in the National Hockey League's 2003 draft by the Edmonton Oilers, McDonald spent four seasons with Providence College. During his freshman year, McDonald led Providence Friar freshmen with 10 goals, his performance earned him Providence's "Most Valuable Freshman" Award as well as a selection to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team. As a sophomore, McDonald missed time due to injury but still managed to match his point total from freshman year as he tallied up 11 goals and added 5 assists; as a junior, he served as an alternate captain and reached career highs in points and assists, finishing fourth on his team in scoring. He was named co-captain for the 2006-07 season at the end of the year. In his senior year he had a career high of 13 goals, along with 4 assists, totaling 17 points. McDonald joined the Edmonton Oilers organization in 2007 and was assigned to their minor league affiliate, the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons, he played 73 games in 11 assists for 23 points.

The following season, McDonald played 77 games, scoring 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points and played 3 games in the ECHL for the Stockton Thunder. He was first called up to the Oilers on November 26, 2009, he played in his first career NHL game the next night against the San Jose Sharks. His first NHL goal came in his second game on November 28, 2009 against Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks. On July 1, 2011, McDonald was signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins to $525,000 contract. In the 2011–12 season, he was assigned to the Penguins' AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, but was recalled to play in five games with the Penguins. On July 2, 2012, McDonald signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Islanders. During the season, on March 15, 2013, he agreed to a one-way contract extension, he played most of the season on a line with Casey Cizikas. In the 2013 playoffs against his former Penguins team, he played on a line with Michael Grabner and Keith Aucoin, scoring two goals and one assist as the Islanders were defeated in six games.

Early on in the 2014–15 season, on October 22, 2014, McDonald was placed on waivers. On July 3, 2015, having left the Islanders as a free agent, McDonald signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. On June 19, 2018, McDonald signed a one-year AHL contract to remain with the Flyers AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database

H├ęctor Faubel

Héctor Faubel Rojí is a former professional motorcycle road racer. Faubel has been racing full-time since 2002, always on Aprilia bikes. After finishing 2006 he was considered a favourite for the 2007 125cc title, during which he battled with eventual world champion Gábor Talmácsi. For 2008, he moved up to the 250cc class. However. For 2009, he leaves the Aspar team and goes to the Honda SAG team with the sponsorship of Valencia CF. In a season marked by the economic difficulties of the moment that makes the means available to both the team and the pilot are rather scarce. So, the season is not bad for Faubel who arrives on the podium in Le Mans and finishes the year in ninth position, signing the best season in 250cc for both him and the team he was playing for. In 2010, The first season of the new Moto2 was a mystery for the whole grid. A dozen brands were running with different chassis to compete for being champions in the first season of the Moto2. Faubel meanwhile dragged the problems of the previous year and only a week before he managed to gain a foothold in the Marc VDS Racing Team led by Michael Bartholemy.

He only manages to finish four races at the points, so he finishes the World Cup in 26th position, having to leave in several races. For 2011, he returns to the 125cc category, again with the Aspar Team, he returns to the podium in several great prizes, manages to re-savor a victory in the World Championship of Motorcycling at the German GP, with the anecdote that the Frenchman Johann Zarco entered on a par with him, but when Faubel did Fast return in less time than the Derbi driver, the commissioners awarded him the victory. The fifth year ended. To the following season, 2012, the category of 125cc happens to be denominated Moto3, with the corresponding changes in the regulation; the bikes become four stroke. He fails to match the results of the previous season, in addition to Bankia's lack of sponsorship in the Aspar team they decide to replace Faubel with Luca Amato from the Aragon GP, he participated in the last grand prize of the season, the Valencia GP, in the Andalucía-JHK Laglisse team, piloting an FTR and finishing in fifth position, improving any other result obtained that same season.

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Talla Gnananandam

T. Gnananandam was a Pastor of the Protestant Convention of Baptist Churches of Northern Circars and was Principal of the Baptist Theological Seminary, Kakinada during 1968-1969, the shortest in the history of the seminary. From 1945-1951, Gnananandam studied Bachelor of Divinity at Serampore College, Serampore during the Principalships of G. H. C. Angus and C. E. Abraham. Gnananandam became Principal of the seminary in 1968 succeeding Paul Antrobus at a crucial time when efforts were made to close-down the institution as it remained a residual seminary due to the ecumenical initiatives it undertook to form the Andhra Christian Theological College in 1964; the Indian Church History Review of the Church History Association of India records that the seminary was shut down in July 1969 and the students on its rolls were transferred to the Ramayapatnam Baptist Theological Seminary in Ramayapatnam. It was only after a few months that T. Gnananandam relocated to Ramayapatnam to join the faculty there.

Ravela Joseph and B. Suneel Bhanu, commissioned by the Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore College to compile the original Christian writings in Telugu have attributed the following titles to the authorship of Gnananandam which feature in the compilation, Bibliography of Original Christian Writings in India in Telugu which include, 1962, John E. Davis: The amazing story of the Missionary who became a Leper for Christ 1965, Religion of Primitive People with Special Reference to South Indian Dravidian Religion No date, Charles T. Stud: A Faith Warrior 1972, Our Beginnings Notes Further readingG. R. Devasahayam. "CBCNC Silver Jubilee 1947-1972 Souvenir". Convention of Baptist Churches of Northern Circars