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Hans Hansen Bergen

Hans Hansen Bergen was one of the earliest settlers of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, one of the few from Scandinavia. He was a native of Norway. Hans Hansen Bergen was a shipwright who served as overseer of an early tobacco plantation on Manhattan Island, before removing to Brooklyn's Wallabout Bay, where he was one of the earliest settlers and founded a prominent Brooklyn clan. Hans Hansen Bergen emigrated to New Netherland in 1633 in a company with the Director-General of New Netherland, Wouter Van Twiller, Bergen was known in early New Amsterdam records by various names, but chiefly Hans Hansen Noorman and Hans Hansen Boer. Bergen was married to Sarah Rapelje, the first female child of European parentage born in the colony of New Netherland and whose chair is preserved in the collection of the Museum of the City of New York. Following Bergen's death in 1654, his widow remarried Teunis Gysbert Bogart. Along with his father-in-law, Joris Jansen Rapelje, Bergen acquired and managed several pieces of property.

In 1647, Bergen received a patent for 400 acres in the Wallabout Bay area of present-day Brooklyn. Rapelje was a substantial property owner, as well as one of the Council of Twelve Men. Following his land grant, Hans Hansen Bergen moved to the area on western Long Island now located within the borough of Brooklyn, where he made his living as a farmer. Illiterate, Bergen signed his name to official documents with a simple'H'. Following Bergen's death, in 1662 two of his sons settled at what is today's Bedford, near their Rapelje grandfather. Bergen is a place name which today appears in Brooklyn; the neighborhood of Bergen Beach carries Bergen's name as do two New York City Subway stations at Smith Street and at Flatbush Avenue. Descendants of Hans Hansen Bergen owned the land that became Bergen Beach, which they subsequently sold to entrepreneur Percy Williams, who developed it into a summer resort; some believe that Bergen County, New Jersey as well as Bergen Township take their names from this early Norwegian settler, although the evidence is inconclusive.

The descendants of Hans Hansen Bergen continued to reside in Brooklyn and Kings County, New York for centuries, owned extensive tracts of land across Brooklyn. As late as the mid-19th century, Bergen family members grew up in Brooklyn speaking Dutch. Several family members – including John Teunis Bergen and Teunis Garret Bergen – represented the area in the United States Congress, as well as owning the forerunner of The Brooklyn Eagle newspaper. Other descendants include John G. Bergen, the police commissioner of the New York City Police Department during the New York Draft Riots of 1863, DeWitt Clinton, Mayor of New York City, Governor of New York State and United States Senator from New York. Bergen's descendants married into other early New Amsterdam families, including the Vanderbilts, the Voorhees, the Wyckoffs, the Cortelyous, the Denyses, the Suydams, the Vanderveers, Bensons among others. Among Bergen's present-day descendants is the American political figure Howard Dean. An early history of the family of Hans Hansen Bergen and his descendants was written by Teunis Garret Bergen in 1866

International Center for Children and Youth

The International Center for Children and Youth is a cultural and arts center located in the Novo Sarajevo municipality, Sarajevo and Herzegovina. It was constructed in 1961 and was named the Vaso Pelagić Cultural Center after Vasa Pelagić, the 19th century Bosnian Serb writer, educator, nationalist and a proponent of utopian socialism; the center was devastated during the Bosnian war and was subsequently renovated in 1997. In 2001 the center was expanded and reestablished as the International Center for Children and Youth. After the Second World War the Yugoslav communist authorities started a massive infrastructural programme with the goal of promoting arts and culture. One of the programme's major focal points was the establishment of grass root cultural centers in every municipality which would host film screenings and folklore groups, literary nights, small theatre productions and so on. In 1961 the authorities established such a center in the Grbavica neighbourhood of the Novo Sarajevo municipality.

At the time, it was the largest municipality-run cultural center in Sarajevo and was named after Vasa Pelagić. With the start of the Bosnian war and the Siege of Sarajevo in 1992, the center found itself in Serb controlled territory and was devastated. In 1997 it was renovated and further expanded in 2001 when it was reestablished under a new name - the International Center for Children and Youth. Today, the center hosts daily workshops, theatre productions and sport activities. Furthermore, it is a venue for a handful of annual festivals that are held in the city, including Juventafest, FEDU and Beton Fest, it has hosted numerous concerts. Official website

Knox County Courthouse (Maine)

The Knox County Courthouse is located at 62 Union Street in downtown Rockland, the county seat of Knox County, Maine. The oldest portion of the courthouse was designed by Gridley James Fox Bryant and was built in 1874. A prominent local example of Italianate architecture, it has been the county's seat of operations since its construction, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. The Knox County Courthouse stands on the west side of downtown Rockland, occupying most of a city block bounded by Union, Masonic and Limerock Streets, it is a U-shaped building, three stories in height. Most of the building is a modern steel-framed structure, its exterior finished in brick; the original 1874 courthouse forms the northeastern leg of the U. It is three stories in height, set on a high granite foundation, its main entrance is accessed via a flight of granite stairs, is sheltered by a rectangular porch supported by round stone Doric columns and square pilasters. The porch is capped by a balustrade with urned posts.

The windows on the first two floors are set in ornate segmented-arch openings. Knox County was separated from adjacent Lincoln County with Rockland as its county seat. County offices were in the early years dispersed in a commercial buildings, were centralized into a single building; this being judged inadequate, the county in 1874 retained Boston architect Gridley James Fox Bryant to design the present building. Gridley was assisted by Lewis P. Rogers a Boston architect; the building was constructed at a cost of $83,000, well over the anticipated $50,000 cost, opened for business in 1875. The modern addition to the rear and side were built in 1978. National Register of Historic Places listings in Knox County, Maine

The Rotters' Club (album)

The Rotters' Club is the second album by the English Canterbury scene rock band Hatfield and the North, released in March 1975. It was in part an inspiration for the 2001 novel of the same name by Jonathan Coe. "Share It" – 3:03 "Lounging There Trying" – 3:15 " John Wayne Socks Psychology on the Jaw" – 0:43 "Chaos at the Greasy Spoon" – 0:30 "The Yes No Interlude" – 7:01 "Fitter Stoke Has a Bath" – 7:33 "Didn't Matter Anyway" – 3:33 "Underdub" – 4:02 "Mumps" – 20:31 "Your Majesty Is Like a Cream Donut" – 1:59 "Lumps" – 12:35 "Prenut" – 3:55 "Your Majesty Is Like a Cream Donut" – 1:37The 1987 CD re-release of the album added five bonus tracks only available on the 1980 compilation Afters: " John Wayne Socks Psychology on the Jaw" – 0:43 "Chaos at the Greasy Spoon" – 0:20 "Halfway Between Heaven and Earth" – 6:07 "Oh, Len's Nature!" – 1:59 "Lything and Gracing" – 3:58Notes: The first two are abridged versions of those on the original release of The Rotters' Club. "Halfway Between Heaven and Earth" was first released on "Over the Rainbow" – a various artists live album.

This version is shorter, the introduction is cross-faded with the preceding track. The last two tracks were first released on Afters. Phil Millerguitar Dave StewartFender Rhodes electric piano, Hammond organ, acoustic piano, tone generator Richard Sinclairbass guitar, lead vocals.

Heresies Collective

The Heresies Collective was founded in 1976 in New York City, by a group of feminist political artists. The group sought among other goals, examine art from a feminist and political perspective. In addition to a variety of actions and cultural output, the collective was responsible for the overseeing the publication of the journal Heresies: A feminist publication on art and politics, published from 1977 until 1993; the Heresies Collective was founded in 1976 by a group of feminist artists, with the goal of increasing discourse around the ideas of feminism and their relationship to art. The Heresies Collective's primary output was a reoccurring publication titled Heresies: A feminist publication on art and politics; the goals of the collective, through the publication of their journal, were to encourage the writing of feminist history, generate new creative energies among women artists, broaden the definition of art, articulate diversity within the art world. In addition to the goals of encouraging and supporting feminist political art, the collective sought to stimulate dialogue around radical political and esthetic theory, reject the capitalist framework of the art world through interrogating the processes by which art is created and consumed.

The founding collective members listed in the first publication were: Patsy Beckert, Joan Braderman, Mary Beth Edelson, Harmony Hammond, Elizabeth Hess, Joyce Kozloff, Arlene Ladden, Lucy Lippard, Mary Miss, Marty Pottenger, Miriam Schapiro, Joan Snyder, Elke Solomon, Pat Steir, May Stevens, Susana Torre, Elizabeth Weatherford, Sally Webster, Nina Yankowitz. Numerous other feminist artists contributed to the publication over the years, participated in the collective structure; the film, The Heretics, by collective member Joan Braderman, lists the following additional women as members of the Heresies Collective: Joan Snyder, Pat Steir, Michelle Stuart, Emma Amos, Patsy Beckert, Janet Froelich, Su Friedrich, Ida Applebroog, Sue Heinemann, Sabra Moore, Miriam Schapiro, Cecilia Vicuna, Nina Yankowitz, Amy Sillman. While the publication was the primary activity of the collective, members of the group were involved with other arts and political movements in New York; the collective was featured in an exhibit at the New Museum in 1983, titled Classified: Big Pages from the Heresies Collective.

The exhibit featured large scale works from members of the collective, was curated in part by En Foco, as part of the Events series. In 1984 the collective staged a demonstration in front of the Museum of Modern Art called the Women Artists Visibility Event, or Let MOMA Know, aimed at raising awareness about the poor representation of women artists at the museum; the Heresies Collective was the subject of a documentary film, called The Heretics. The film was directed by Heresies Collective member Joan Braderman. Compete run of Heresies

Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press is a Denver, Colorado-based book publisher which caters to self-publishing authors. Outskirts Press is based in Parker and focuses on print on demand self-publishing services, wholesale digital distribution to Ingram Content Group and Baker & Taylor, online-order fulfillment. Around 150 contractors throughout the United States are used to assist authors with production issues such as editing, formatting and cover design. In 2004, Outskirts Press and F+W Publications reached a sponsorship agreement whereby Outskirts Press would publish the annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition Collection; as of 2008 the arrangement continued for the fifth year running. The company was founded by an author, Brent Sampson, as a result of his frustration in trying to get his own work published, incorporated in 2003. Between 2004 and 2007 revenue increased from $95,000 to $3.2 million and in 2007 the Denver Business Journal called it the third fastest-growing held company in the state. In 2009, Outskirts Press was recognized by Inc. 500 as the fastest-growing self publishing company.

In 2016, the company claimed it was duped by convicted serial killer Robert Pickton into agreeing to publish a book about him. Outskirts Press said it would cease publication of the book and asked Amazon.com to remove the book from its website. Official website