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Green Bay, Wisconsin

Green Bay is a city in and the county seat of Brown County in the U. S. state of Wisconsin, at the head of Green Bay, a sub-basin of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Fox River. It is 581 feet above sea level and 112 miles north of Milwaukee; the population was 104,057 at the 2010 census. Green Bay is the third-largest city in the state of Wisconsin, after Milwaukee and Madison, the third-largest city on Lake Michigan's west shore, after Chicago and Milwaukee. Green Bay is home to the National Football League's Green Bay Packers. Green Bay is the principal city of the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area, which covers Brown and Oconto counties. Green Bay is an industrial city with several meatpacking plants, paper mills, a port on Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan known locally as "the Bay of Green Bay". Green Bay hosts the Neville Public Museum, with exhibitions of art and science. Samuel de Champlain, the founder of New France, commissioned Jean Nicolet to form a peaceful alliance with Native Americans in the western areas, whose unrest interfered with French fur trade, to search for a shorter trade route to China through Canada.

Nicolet and others had learned from other First Nations of the Ho-Chunk people, who identified as "People of the Sea", believed they must reside on or near the Pacific Ocean. Champlain had heard about natural resources in the area, including fertile soil and animals. Nicolet began his journey for this new land shortly before winter in 1634. In what became a French fur-trading route, he sailed up the Ottawa River, through Lake Nipissing and down the French River to Lake Huron through the straits of Michilimackinac into Lake Michigan, he is believed to have landed at Red Banks, near the site of the modern-day city of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Nicolet founded a small trading post here in 1634 named La Baye or La Baie des Puants. Nicolet's settlement was one of the oldest European permanent settlements in America; when Nicolet arrived in the Green Bay area, he encountered the Menominee, as this was their territory. He met the Ho-Chunk known as the Winnebago, a people who spoke a Sioux language; the Winnebago hunted and cultivated corn, beans and tobacco.

Wild rice, which they had incorporated as a dietary staple, grew in abundance along the riverbanks. They harvested and cooked this, along with a wide variety of nuts and edible roots of the woods; the tribe had distinguished gender roles. The men hunted and fished for food, the women processed game and other foods in cooking, they prepared and made clothing from the furs as well as using other parts of animals for tools, etc. Women had a role in the political process, as no action could be taken without agreement of half of the women. Nicolet stayed with this tribe for about a year, he helped open up opportunities for commerce with them before returning to Quebec. A few months after Nicolet returned to Quebec, Champlain died, his death halted other journeys to La Baie Verte. Père Claude Allouez sent Nicolas Perrot to La Baie. After this, the French avoided the area for some decades, because of the intensity of First Nations and European conflicts in the east. In 1671, a Jesuit Mission was set up in the area.

A fort was added in 1717 and associated development took place. The town was incorporated in 1754; as Great Britain took control of French areas during the Seven Years' War, known as the French and Indian War in some areas of North America, this town came under British control in 1761. The French ceded their North American lands East of the Mississippi River to the British following defeat in 1763; the first permanent French settlers were Charles de Langlade and his family from Canada, who moved to Green Bay in 1765, becoming the first European-American settlers in today's Wisconsin. Langlade, called the "Founder and Father of Wisconsin", was an Ottawa war chief with a French father, he is credited with planning the ambush of British General Braddock and George Washington in the French and Indian War. The Grignons and Lawes, who followed, brought Canadian-French culture with them. Colorful "jack-knife Judge" Reaume dispensed British justice in the territory; these early French settlers set the tone for many.

The British took over Wisconsin during the French and Indian War, taking control of Green Bay in 1761 and gaining control of all of Wisconsin in 1763. Like the French, the British were interested in little but the fur trade. One notable event in the fur trading industry in Wisconsin occurred in 1791, when two free African Americans set up a fur trading post among the Menominee at present day Marinette; the first permanent settlers French Canadians, some Anglo-New Englanders and a few African American freedmen, arrived in Wisconsin while it was under British control. Charles Michel de Langlade is recognized as the first settler, establishing a trading post at Green Bay in 1745, moving there permanently in 1764. Settlement began at Prairie du Chien around 1781; the French residents at the trading post in what is now Green Bay, referred to the town as "La Bey", however British fur traders referred to it as "Green Bay", because the water and the shore assumed green tints in early spring. The old French title was dropped, the British name of "Green Bay" stuck.

The region coming under British rule had no adverse effect on the French residents as the British needed the cooperation of the French fur traders and the F

The Big Wedding

The Big Wedding is a 2013 American comedy film written and directed by Justin Zackham. It is an American remake of the original 2006 Swiss/French film Mon frère se marie, written by Jean-Stéphane Bron and Karine Sudan; the film stars a large ensemble cast including Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Ben Barnes, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams. It was released on April 2013 by Lionsgate in the United States and Canada. Don and Ellie Griffin were a New England couple married for twenty years, they have three children from their marriage – Lyla and adopted son Alejandro, who originates from Colombia. In preparation for Alejandro's wedding, Ellie arrives at Don's home, lets herself in, she interrupts Don just as he is about to perform oral sex on his girlfriend of eight years. All are embarrassed, but they make small talk, he shows Ellie to her room. Meanwhile and his fiancée Missy are meeting with Father Moinighan, the priest who will be marrying them, it is revealed that Alejandro's biological mother Madonna is going to be coming from Colombia to the wedding, which upsets Alejandro since he does not have a "traditional" family, his Catholic mother would not approve of that or the fact that Don and Ellie had been divorced.

Lyla, who reveals she is separated, goes to the hospital and sees her 29-year-old brother Jared, an OB, after passing out. They talk and it is revealed that he is a virgin and is waiting for the "right one". Back at home, Alejandro tells Ellie about his mother coming to the wedding. Explaining that since she is a devout Catholic and doesn't believe in divorce, Alejandro asks Ellie and Don to pretend to be married for the next three days. Hearing this, Bebe becomes upset and leaves the house upset at Don. Alejandro's mother arrives with Nuria. Nuria flirts with Jared, after she brazenly strips naked to skinnydip in the family's lake as he watches; that evening, the family goes out to dinner with Missy and her parents Muffin and Barry, Bebe shows up as their waitress, which surprises everyone. Meanwhile, Nuria starts fondling Jared under the table, Ellie sees Nuria giving Jared a handjob, she takes Nuria to the restroom for a chat, telling her that American women behave differently with men. When they arrive home, Jared tells Nuria he wants to have sex, as she had suggested earlier, but she tells him "No", asking him instead to do romantic things for her such as read her poetry.

Don and Ellie, end up having sex after Ellie, still pretending to be Don's wife, sleeps in Don's room. Ellie and Madonna go for a walk in talk. Neither understands the other's language. At the same time and Lyla talk and Lyla reveals she is pregnant. On the wedding day, before the ceremony, Don tells Bebe. Bebe says she forgives them but punches him in the face, she reveals that Ellie cheated on Don with Missy's father before Don cheated on her. Muffin says that she knows about Ellie and Barry, tells them that she is bisexual, implying that she is interested in a sexual affair with both Bebe and Ellie. Meanwhile and Alejandro have decided to get married on the family dock to escape the chaos; the family runs after them and, after some of them fall into the lake, the wedding reception is on. During the reception, Jared goes upstairs to talk to Nuria, who tells him she has decided to no longer follow Ellie's advice, they sleep together. Back at the reception and Bebe have made up. Don surprises Bebe by proposing to her, they get married on the spot.

Lyla's husband Andrew arrives at the wedding and, upon finding out that Lyla is pregnant, reconciles with her. Alejandro's mother realizes she has been lied to about his family and he runs after her as she starts to leave, but she reveals that her own past was not as pure as he thought, that she too had lied to protect him, she forgives him. Time passes and it is revealed that Lyla has had a daughter named Jane, as Don attaches a plaque with her name to their family tree. Robert De Niro as Donald Robert "Don" Griffin Katherine Heigl as Lyla Griffin Diane Keaton as Eleanor "Ellie" Griffin Ben Barnes as Alejandro Soto Griffin Topher Grace as Jared Griffin Susan Sarandon as Beatrice Martha "Bebe" McBride Amanda Seyfried as Melissa "Missy" O'Connor Robin Williams as Father Bill Moinighan Christine Ebersole as Muffin O'Connor Patricia Rae as Madonna Soto Ana Ayora as Nuria Soto David Rasche as Barry O'Connor Kyle Bornheimer as Andrew Megan Ketch as Jane The film was titled The Wedding, it is an American remake of the original 2006 French film Mon frère se marie written by Jean-Stéphane Bron and Karine Sudan.

Principal photography took place in Connecticut. Locations included St. Agnes Church in Greenwich, Christ Church Greenwich, Gabriele's Italian Steakhouse, a private home in the town's Stanwich section; the film received negative reviews. The Big Wedding holds an 8% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 105 reviews, with an average rating of 2.9/10. The website's critical consensus states, "The Big Wedding's all-star cast is stranded in a contrived, strained plot that features broad stabs at humor but few laughs." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 28/100 based on reviews from 32 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". One observer pointed out. Lou Lumenick of the New York Post wrote, "'I'd rather gouge my eyes out with hot spoons!' De Niro exclaims at one point. I'm not sure exactly

Père David's tit

Père David's tit or the rusty-breasted tit is a species of bird in the tit family Paridae. It is endemic to central China in southern Gansu, western southern Shaanxi and Sichuan, it is 12–13 centimetres long with a weight of 10–12.5 grams, is similar to the related sombre tit in appearance, with a black head with white cheeks, dark grey-brown back and tail, rusty brown underparts. Its natural breeding habitat is subalpine forests at 2,135–3,400 m altitude resident but higher altitude birds descending a little in winter to below 3,050 metres. Notes SourcesBangs, Outram. Birds of Western China Obtained by the Kelly-Roosevelts Expedition. Field Museum of Natural History Publication 314, Zoological Series. XVIII. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History. Pp. 343–380. Del Hoyo, J.. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions. ISBN 9788496553422

Slowness (album)

Slowness is the seventh studio album by Hong Kong recording artist Kay Tse. It was released on December 2009, by Cinepoly Records; the theme of the album is slowness, pointing out how life in urban cities is becoming restless and fast-paced. Tse worked with several producers in this album, most notably her frequent collaborator, the songwriter Adrain Chow, he is the executive producer for the album. Musically, the album consists of slow-tempo cantopop; the first single from Slowness, "Living" <<活著>>, was a critical success, which reached number one in three of the four major charts of Hong Kong. Three more singles were released. Tse promoted the album by promoting the songs in a number of live appearances, including a mini-concert series. ^ Single was unable to chart due to disagreement between Universal Music Group and TVB

Ernst Keil

Ernst Victor Keil was a German bookseller, journalist and publisher. His early publications promoted liberal views and satirized famous politicians leading up to the German revolutions of 1848–49, resulting in government censorship and earning him a short prison stay in 1852, he developed Die Gartenlaube, a weekly illustrated magazine aimed at enlightening and entertaining the whole family the middle and lower classes of society. It became the first successful mass-market German language magazine. By the time of his death in 1878, Gartenlaube had reached a paid circulation of 382,000 and an actual readership of at least 2 million, making it one of the most read publications in the world at the time. Keil's work had a significant and lasting influence on the formation of a German national identity before and after the unification of Germany in 1871. Ernst Keil was born in 1816 at his parents' home on the Marktstraße in Bad Langensalza, Province of Saxony; the son of a retired court clerk, he attended gymnasium in Mühlhausen and after this voluntarily entered Prussian army duty in Erfurt.

As a high school student and during his military service Keil was an active writer and supporter of the Junges Deutschland literary movement. He apprenticed at the book publishing firm Hofbuchhandlung Hoffmann in Weimar, connected with the intellectual royal court of Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Through this relationship the young Keil came to know Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. In 1837 Keil became an assistant at Weygands Booksellers in Leipzig, the second-largest city in the Kingdom of Saxony and a center for various liberal movements, he soon took up journalism longside his professional work as a bookseller and in 1838 was appointed editor of the magazine Unser Planet dubbed Wanderstern. Under Keil's leadership, Planet became one of the most read German language publications of its time; the journal attacked the political situation, subsequently running into problems with censorship and the police, until political concerns as well as business considerations made it impossible for him to continue as editor.

Ernst Keil married Karoline Aston in Leipzig with whom he had two daughters and a son. Keil founded his own book publishing business on August 3, 1845, his first publication was a brochure on potato diseases in Börsenblatt, the official journal of the Association of German Booksellers in Leipzig. From 1846 he began editing a monthly journal entitled Der Leuchtthurm, a "magazine for politics and social life." Keil employed eminent liberal writers, including Robert Blum, Johann Jacoby, Gustav Adolf Wislicenus, Ernst Dronke, Leberecht Uhlich. It was the first popular expression of an awakened intellectual political movement in Germany and soon became the most important publication during the Vormärz, the period preceding the German revolutions of 1848–49. Lighthouse espoused radical political views and its steel-engraved illustrations satirized famous politicians, resulting in incessant persecutions by the police and forcing Keil to change publishing locations: first to Zeitz Magdeburg, Dessau and Braunschweig.

After the initial success of the March 1848 revolution, censorship loosened enough that Keil and his editorial staff were able to return to Leipzig. Lighthouse became a weekly and turned on the side of the revolution; as reactionary forces gained the upper hand by late 1849, a wave of investigations and press trials began. The government censored the magazine in 1851 because of a sharp-tongued supplement called Lantern, which Keil kept giving new names to escape the censors: German Reich-brake, Spitz balls and Sentinel. Following the ban of Lighthouse, Keil began work for the Illustrated Dorfbarbier magazine published by his friend Ferdinand Stolle in Dresden. With Keil's involvement, the paper's circulation increased to 22,000. In 1852 Keil's political problems caught up with him. After a trial he was condemned as State Criminal and sentenced to 9 months in prison in cell 74 at the Hubertusburg near Wermsdorf, of which he served 3 months. While in prison, Keil first developed the idea for the publication, to bring him fame and outlive him by many years.

He envisioned an illustrated weekly that would provide "intellectual exercise and education as entertainment" and serve as a "people's encyclopedia" covering a wide range of interests. Each edition would contain features by famous writers, essays on German and foreign customs, articles on science and nature, a section on human health, a feuilleton of non-political news and literary criticism. In particular, he would direct these more subtle liberal ideals of enlightenment at the German middle and lower classes, its development became the forerunner of the modern glossy print magazines we know today and one of the most influential publications of the 19th century. On January 1, 1853, Keil published his new magazine under the inconspicuous title Die Gartenlaube, named after the gazebo in his garden in Leipzig, he could not serve as editor because his press credentials had been revoked and he was still under police surveillance, so he borrowed the firm of Stolle & Diezmann for the first run of 5000 copies.

His objective was to reach and enlighten the whole family the German middle classes, through a crafted mixture of current events, essays on the natural sciences, short stories and full-page illustrations. The magazine's masthead depicted a grandfatherly figure reading to a family around a table. During Keil's tenure, works by prominent German writers such as Goethe and Schiller do

Shizuya Hayashi

Shizuya Hayashi was a soldier in the 100th Infantry Battalion of the United States Army. He received the Medal of Honor for actions in Cerasuolo, Italy during World War II. Hayashi was born in Hawaii, he is the son of immigrants. He is a Nisei. Nine months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hayashi was drafted into the US Army in March 1941, he was given the nickname "Cesar". Hayashi volunteered to be part of the all-Nisei 100th Infantry Battalion; this army unit was made up of Japanese Americans from Hawaii and the mainland. For his actions in November 1943, Hayashi was awarded the Army's second-highest decoration, the Distinguished Service Cross. Hayashi's Medal of Honor recognized his conduct in frontline fighting in central Italy in 1943, he distinguished himself by taking over a German position despite superior numbers. Hayashi was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, upgraded to the Medal of Honor upon military review in June 2000; the review was conducted on the belief that racial discrimination prevented Hayashi and several other soldiers of Asian descent from being awarded the United States' highest decoration for valor.

Twenty one other soldiers received the Medal based on the review. Hayashi was one of 12 who were still alive when the Medal was awarded. Since being recognized with the Medal, Hayashi has been a guest speaker at various events including being an honored guest at the United States Army Southern European Task Force. Private Shizuya Hayashi distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 29 November 1943, near Cerasuolo, Italy. During a flank assault on high ground held by the enemy, Private Hayashi rose alone in the face of grenade and machine gun fire. Firing his automatic rifle from the hip, he charged and overtook an enemy machine gun position, killing seven men in the nest and two more as they fled. After his platoon advanced 200 yards from this point, an enemy antiaircraft gun opened fire on the men. Private Hayashi returned fire at the hostile position, killing nine of the enemy, taking four prisoners, forcing the remainder of the force to withdraw from the hill. Private Hayashi's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, the United States Army.

List of Asian American Medal of Honor recipients List of Medal of Honor recipients for World War II 442nd Regimental Combat Team "Army Secretary Lionizes 22 World War II Heroes" at Defense.gov Shizuya Hayashi at Find a Grave