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Gordon Allport

Gordon Willard Allport was an American psychologist. Allport was one of the first psychologists to focus on the study of the personality, is referred to as one of the founding figures of personality psychology, he contributed to the formation of values scales and rejected both a psychoanalytic approach to personality, which he thought was too interpretive, a behavioral approach, which he thought did not provide deep enough interpretations from their data. Instead of these popular approaches, he developed an eclectic theory based on traits, he emphasized the uniqueness of each individual, the importance of the present context, as opposed to past history, for understanding the personality. Allport had a profound and lasting influence on the field of psychology though his work is cited much less than that of other well-known figures. Part of his influence stemmed from his knack for exploring and broadly conceptualizing important and interesting topics. Another part of his influence resulted from the deep and lasting impression he made on his students during his long teaching career, many of whom went on to have important careers in psychology.

Among his many students were Jerome S. Bruner, Anthony Greenwald, Stanley Milgram, Leo Postman, Thomas Pettigrew, M. Brewster Smith, his brother Floyd Henry Allport, was professor of social psychology and political psychology at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs from 1924 until 1956, visiting professor at University of California, Berkeley. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Allport as the 11th most cited psychologist of the 20th century. Allport was born in Montezuma, the youngest of four sons of John Edwards and Nellie Edith Allport; when Gordon was six years old, the family had moved many times and settling in Ohio. His father was a country doctor with his hospital in the family home; because of inadequate hospital facilities at the time, Allport's father turned their home into a makeshift hospital, with patients as well as nurses residing there. Gordon Allport and his brothers grew up surrounded by their father's patients and medical equipment, he and his brothers assisted their father in the clinic.

Allport reported that "Tending office, washing bottles, dealing with patients were important aspects of my early training". During this time, Allport's father was encapsulated in a blurb in Samuel Hopkins Adams' exposé in Collier's Magazine on fraudulent medicinal cures reprinted as the book The Great American Fraud: Articles on the Nostrum Evil and Quackery. While much of the book focuses on large scale advertised patent medicines available at the turn of the century, the author states Allport "would never have embodied this article were it not for the efforts of certain physicians of Cleveland." Allport was criticized for diagnosing and treating morphine addicts via mail on the basis of letters and no in-person appointments. Upon receiving Adams' letter detailing his concocted affliction, Allport replied back via mail, diagnosing Adams as a morphine addict and sending doses of the "Dr. J. Edward Allport System," designed to cure morphine addicts. Analysis of the medicine revealed its active ingredient to be nothing more than additional morphine, packed with a bottle of pink whiskey "to mix with the morphin when it gets low."

Adams referred to Allport as a " who pretend to be a physician," is "no less scoundrelly," and "is more dangerous" than other fraudulent addiction cure peddlers mentioned earlier in the book. Allport's mother was a former school teacher, who forcefully promoted her values of intellectual development and religion. One of Allport's biographers states, "he grew up not only with the Protestant religion, but the Protestant work ethic, which dominated his home life." Gordon Allport's father, Scottish, shared this outlook, operated by his own philosophy that "If every person worked as hard as he could and took only the minimum financial return required by his families needs there would be just enough wealth to go around."Biographers describe Allport as a shy and studious boy who lived a isolated childhood. As a teenager, Allport developed and ran his own printing business while serving as editor of his high school newspaper. In 1915, he graduated second in his class at Glenville High School at the age of eighteen.

He earned a scholarship that allowed him to attend Harvard University, where one of his older brothers, Floyd Henry Allport, was working on his Ph. D. in Psychology. Moving to Harvard was a difficult transition for Allport because the moral values and climate were so different from those of his home; however he earned his A. B. degree in 1919 in Philosophy and Economics. His interest in the convergence of social psychology and personality psychology was evident in his use of his spare time at Harvard in social service: conducting a boy's club in Boston, visiting for the Family Society, serving as a volunteer probation officer, registering homes for war workers, aiding foreign students. Next he traveled to Robert College in Istanbul, where he taught economics and philosophy for a year, before returning to Harvard to pursue his Ph. D. in psychology on fellowship in 1920. His first publication, Personality Traits: Their Classification and Measurement in 1921, was co-authored with his older brother, Floyd Henry Allport, who became an important social psychologist.

Allport earned his

Norton Bridge, Staffordshire

Norton Bridge is a village in Staffordshire, England. Until May 2003 it was served by Norton Bridge railway station. Arguably Norton Bridge is a hamlet, as it is in the Parish of Chebsey and does not have its own church. At present, Norton Bridge has few amenities for residents. There is a children's park, upgraded. In addition to the park there is St Luke's, a small church/village hall and a postbox. Norton Bridge's only public house, "The Railway Inn" has closed and is boarded up; the Norton Bridge rail crash occurred on 16 October 2003. An intermodal train hauled by two Freightliner Class 86 locomotives collided with another stationary freight train, after passing a red signal; the cabs of the leading locomotive were badly damaged but the driver escaped with only minor injuries, although he had to be cut from the wreckage by the fire brigade. Norton Bridge Junction is where trains towards Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly are routed away from the West Coast Main Line; the primary uses of this route are the West Midlands Trains service from London Euston to Crewe via Stoke-on-Trent and the CrossCountry services between the South Coast and Southwest and Manchester Piccadilly via Birmingham New Street.

No regular freight service uses this route. In 2014 construction commenced on a scheme which takes the form of a diversionary flyover; the new route commences just north of Great Bridgeford and runs west of the West Coast Main Line. The route swings eastward on a new flyover located just north of the present Norton Bridge Junction to rejoin the existing route to Stoke-on-Trent; the new junction was commissioned over the Easter 2016 weekend, 18 months ahead of schedule. Listed buildings in Chebsey List of rail accidents in the United Kingdom Media related to Norton Bridge at Wikimedia Commons

City of No Reply

City of No Reply is the first solo album from singer-songwriter Amber Coffman, the former guitarist and vocalist for the indie rock band Dirty Projectors. The album was released on June 2, 2017. Coffman began writing the album in 2011. After moving to Los Angeles in 2013 and working with other producers, she recorded City of No Reply in 2015 at the Los Angeles studio of her Dirty Projectors bandmate David Longstreth. Longstreth and Coffman had dated, ending their six-year romantic relationship in 2012, but Coffman selected Longstreth to produce her album after they resumed a platonic friendship and began working on music together again in 2014. In The Guardian, Tim Jonze described the album as "sunny, R&B-influenced album abundant with fluttering melodies," saying "the influence of Coffman’s former band is detectable, adding offbeat appeal to balance out her more accessible tendencies; the result is intriguing – an album about going it alone, that hasn’t shaken its past." At The A. V. Club, Erik Adams notes echoes of Dirty Projectors style, but says, "More the compositions give off a sense of untethered exploration."

At NPR, Stephen Thompson described the album as "a love letter to the act of going solo, in life as in music," the songs "road maps to finding contentment and adventure as fearlessly as possible if it means coming to terms with solitude."Writing about single "No Coffee", Robin Hilton of NPR described the song "a buoyant pop rumination on anxieties over lost love." Coffman released the album on June 2, 2017, though noted the release date had been delayed from 2016. Prior to the album's release, she released three singles: "All to Myself", released with a music video on October 16, 2016. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 78 out of 100, which indicates "generally favorable reviews" based on eight reviews. In The Guardian, Jonze gave the album four of five stars. New York Magazine named single "All to Myself" one of the "Best New Songs of the Week" and at Pitchfork, Marc Hogan reviewed the track as "a sumptuously melodic singalong for solitary souls everywhere...

On a chorus as warm and life-affirming as an afternoon in the sun, Coffman sings of an inner voice, demonstrates how to release it." In Spin, Anna Gaca said, "The first two songs are so pleasant and fun they feel like little miracles," though found songs on the album's B-side "less memorable... The brighter moments of the second half can be interesting, but never as achingly perfect as that opening stretch." In Stereogum, James Rettig described "Nobody Knows" as "a starry and shuffling number that shows off Coffman’s impeccably controlled range and ends in a clanky breakdown." All tracks are written by Amber Coffman and David Longstreth except where noted

Apostolic Administration of Southern Albania

The Apostolic Administration of Southern Albania is an apostolic administration of the Catholic Church in Albania, covering the southern regions of the country. It has jurisdiction over all Catholics on both of Latin and Byzantine rites, it is suffragan to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tiranë–Durrës. Its see is Pro-Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Louis in Vlorë, it is claimed that Apostolic Administration of Southern Albania constitutes the only component of the particular Albanian Greek Catholic Church. Such claims have been questioned by some leading Eastern Catholic experts. On November 11, 1939, the Holy See issued the papal bull Inter regiones, establishing the Apostolic Administration of Southern Albania, it was created as a regular apostolic administration, for all Catholics in southern regions of Albania, both of Latin and Byzantine rites. Its territory was detached from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Durrës, covered districts of Elbassan, Berat and Argyrocastro. Since January 25, 2005, it is suffragan to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tiranë-Durrës, within the newly created metropolitan province.

Apostolic Administrators of Southern AlbaniaLeone Giovanni Battista Nigris, Titular Archbishop of Philippi, while Apostolic Delegate to Albania, Nikollë Vinçenc Prennushi, while Roman Catholic Archbishop of Durrës position vacant Ivan Dias, Titular Archbishop of Rusibisir, while Apostolic Nuncio to Albania Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Benin and Togo, Apostolic Nuncio to Korea. F. M. Titular Bishop of Turres in Byzacena Giovanni Peragine, B. Titular Bishop of Phoenice Catholic Church in Albania Galadza, Peter. "Eastern Catholic Christianity". The Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing. Pp. 291–318. GCatholic.org, with incumbent biography links Catholic Hierarchy

Fremont Hotel, Los Angeles

The Fremont Hotel was a hotel in the Bunker Hill suburb of Downtown Los Angeles, California. Situated at 401 South Olive Street on the southwest corner of Fourth and Olive streets, the hotel opened in September 1902 on California Admission Day and closed in the 1940s; the hotel was demolished in 1955. The hotel, located in the Bunker Hill suburb, was built and designed by the architect John C. Austin and developed by Thomas Pascoe; the plans for building the hotel were developed in November 1901 and faced resistance from the next door Olive Street School establishment. It was designed by the architect in the Mission style, had some 100 rooms, it opened on September 9, 1902 and was named after John C. Frémont; when newly built it was billed as "the newest and most elegantly appointed family hotel in Los Angeles.” The hotel held dinners in tribute to Frémont. Frémont's widow, was the first registered guest, she designed and executed the hotel's crest. Frémont's motto, "Eternal vigilance is the price of safety" was adopted as the hotel's motto of the hotel, paraphrased into "Eternal vigilance is the price of success in the hotel business".

On 21 January 1903, the hotel was the venue of banquet organized in honour of John Freemont, the builder of Los Angeles from the arid desert lands. In 1913, under the hotel's owner Colonel Richard A von Falkenberg it was running under loss, he was reported missing to avoid creditors; the Los Angeles Times reported that the hotel owner Falkenberg and his wife had disappeared due to "a precarious financial position," he explained it as case of nervousness and that he had gone to Ventura for a rest. Reported from the hotel were several thefts and embezzlements. On 13 February 1913, Mary Jauch owner of the hotel, had jewelry stolen worth $8,300; the hotel appeared in the background near the end of Charlie Chaplin's debut film, Making a Living, during a fighting scene on the road. The Fremont Hotel was featured twice in the Film Noir movie, Backfire with Gordon MacRae and Virginia Mayo 1950. George F. Fellows was arrested in his room in March 1927 for broadcasting on the radio. Though it billed itself as "he newest and most elegantly appointed family hotel in Los Angeles", by 1948, the hotel was a dilapidated and ill maintained establishment.

The hotel was demolished by 1955 by the Community Redevelopment Agency, what remained was only the retaining wall next to the Olive Public School. The six-storied Mission style structure was constructed of brick, steel lath and cement, its ground plan being L-shaped; the large, square windows to the west had ocean and garden views, while those the north and south sides had city and mountain views. Because of its topographic eminence on Bunker Hill, it was the only hotel in the city where every room faced the Sun; the building was steam-heated throughout. Wide halls were fitted with large windows and fire escapes. Room options included singles or suites, they were outfitted with a private bath, electric lights and telephone; the ground floor contained the management office, billiard room, writing rooms. The dining room featured windows on each side. A ladies' parlor and receptions rooms were situated on the first floor, which incorporated a park-facing veranda. Media related to Fremont Hotel at Wikimedia Commons

Alexey Tsereteli

Alexey Tsereteli was a Georgian prince and he was a Russian opera entrepreneur. Father: Akaki Tsereteli was a Georgian prince, a prominent Georgian poet and national liberation movement figure. Mother: Russian Natalia Petrovna Bazilevskaya. Alexey was born in St. Petersburg and received the same education as all the Russian aristocracy and did not know the Georgian language, he grew up a man of Russian culture. From childhood he liked music and opera, he received the profession of engineer, but a passion for opera has won and he decided to open an opera troupe. In 1896/1897, Alexey Tsereteli opened an opera enterprise in Kharkov. Theater critic once noted the successful staging of the new company. Soon, he continued to work in St. Petersburg and creates a New Opera and, despite competition from the Mariinsky Theatre, his productions are popular. Worked there not only well-known Russian singers, but the famous European singers came. In 1905, Titta Ruffo came to participate in several performances.

In 1907/08 A. Tsereteli organized tours of Feodor Chaliapin in America. In 1917, A. Tsereteli left Russia. In 1921 he began to create an opera-ballet troupe in Barcelona - in Paris. In his company worked many famous Russian singer-emigrants. In 1926 he organized a performance of The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya at the Opéra national de Paris. In 1929 he joined his company with a troupe of Russian opera of Maria Nikolaevna Kuznetsova and her husband Alfred Massenet; the new company was called the Russian Opera in Paris. The conductors, painters and ballet artists who worked there included Emil Cooper, Nikolai Evreinov, Alexander Sanin, Konstantin Korovin, Ivan Bilibin, Mstislav Dobuzhinsky. Alexey Tsereteli invited Colonel W. de Basil’s ballet troupe. The success was enormous; the troupe was invited to different countries. In one of the productions of the opera Prince Igor in London in 1933 Feodor Chaliapin played two roles at once: Galitsky and Konchak. However, the owners of company quarreled and filed their claims in court, causing Private Company to disband.

After this happened, Tsereteli failed to rebuild his success. Before his death, Tsereteli bequeathed all the props of his troupe to the "theater of the future of a free Georgia", but his will was not recognized as valid and the property went to auction. Prince Alexei Akakiyevich Tsereteli died in 1942 in German-occupied Paris