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Henry Bryan Hall

Henry Bryan Hall, was an English stipple engraver and portrait painter. He was apprenticed to the engravers Benjamin Henry Meyer, he worked for Henry Thomas Ryall, designated'Portrait and Historical Engraver to Her Majesty, Queen Victoria'. Hall produced plates for Ryall's Eminent Conservative Statesmen and assisted in the engraving of seventy portraits for Ryall's plate of The Coronation of Queen Victoria after George Hayter. Hall engraved portraits of English Protestant martyrs for C. Birch and provided plates for John Wilson and Robert Chambers's The Land of Burns, Finden's Gallery of Beauty, John William Carleton's Sporting Sketch-Book, John Kitto's Gallery of Scripture Engravings. After settling in New York in 1850, he founded the firm of H. B. Hall and Sons, which grew into a flourishing practice and publishing portraits, he produced images of celebrities from American colonial and revolutionary history for a private club in New York and for Philadelphia collectors. Hall's talents extended to portrait painting in ivory miniatures work.

He had painted Napoleon III while still in London, after moving to America, painted portraits of the artists Thomas Sully and Charles Loring Elliott. Henry Bryan Hall and Mary A. Denison had four daughters. Alfred, Alice and Henry were accomplished engravers - of these, Henry Bryan Hall Jr. fought in the American Civil War and enjoyed renown for his engraved portraits of its leading figures. Attributing engravings depicting American military and political celebrities to the father or son may be difficult. Engen, Rodney K. Dictionary of Victorian Engravers, Print Publishers and their Works Fielding, Mantle. Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers, 2nd newly-rev. Enl. and updated edn, ed. Glenn B. Opitz Hunnisett, Basil. A Dictionary of British Steel Engravers Stauffer, David McNeely and Mantle Fielding. American Engravers upon Copper and Steel ) Media related to Henry Bryan Hall at Wikimedia Commons Henry Bryan Hall at Find a Grave

Seabees in World War II

When World War II broke out the Seabees did not exist. The vast oceans between the U. S and the enemy on both sides made the logistics of war a major concern. Rear Admiral Moreell understood the issues at hand. What needed to be done was build staging bases and create a military construction force to do build them to take the war to the enemy; the concept of Naval Construction Battalions had been developing at BuDocks in the 1930s. The onset of war clarified to RADM. Moreell the need to be able to develop advance bases to project American power; the solution was to tap the United States vast pool of skilled labor. Put it in uniform to build anything, anywhere under any conditions and get the Marine Corps to train them; the first volunteers were skilled recruits at enlistment. To obtain these men military age standards were modified to 18–50, it was found that several past 60 had managed to get in. Men were given advanced rank/pay based upon experience making the Seabees the highest paid group in the U.

S. Military; the first 60 battalions had an average age of 37. In December 1942 voluntary CB enlistments ceased per presidential order. For the next year Seabees were picked be the Selective Service System. Recruits were younger and came with only basic skills." To address this issue the Seabees created training programs in more than 60 skilled trades. They would become renown for the unofficial ones of souvenir making, the arts of cumshaw and "moonlight procurement". Nearly 11,400 officers joined the Civil Engineer Corps during the war, 7,960 of them served with CBS; when he was done RADM. Moreell created a construction juggernaut,simultaneously constructing on multiple islands, cross vast distances, that took American forces to victory on roads and bases it built. On February 13th, 1945 CNO Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King approved the retention of CBs as a permanent part of the Navy. Before that happened they would provide the men and skills needed by the top secret CWS Flame Tank Group. In the late 1930s the US was not yet involved in fighting World War II, but saw the need to prepare for such an eventuality.

Rear Admiral Ben Moreell, CEC, USN, became Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks in 1937. Congress therefore authorized the expansion of Naval Shore Activities, which included construction in the Caribbean and by 1939 in the Central Pacific. "Following standard peacetime guidelines the Navy awarded these contracts to civilian constructions firms. These contractors employed native civilian populations as well as U. S were answerable to Naval officers in charge of construction. By 1941 large U. S. Naval bases were being built on Guam, Wake, Pearl Harbor, Newfoundland and Trinidad to name a few." International law, dictated civilians not to resist enemy military attacks. Resistance meant. Wake turned out to be an case in point for Americans; the need for a militarized Naval Construction Force capable of building advance bases in zones of conflict became evident after December 7th, 1941. On December 28th RADM. Moreell requested authority to create Naval Construction Battalions; the Bureau of Navigation approved the request on January 5th Naval Construction Battalions were officially authorized on March 5th 1942.

The average age for the enlistees was 37 during the first year. The first three Battalions were formed in the first month. Enlistment was voluntary until December 1942, when the Selective Service System became responsible for all recruitment. Seabee Naval Training Centers were named for former heads of the Civil Engineer Corps and BuDocks: RADM. Mordecai T. Endicott, RADM. Harry H. Rousseau, RADM. Richard C. Hollyday, RADM. Charles W. Park. Camp Peary was named for RADM. Robert Peary; the Seabees named a Training Center for the first CEC killed in action, Lt. Irwin W. Lee and Lt. George W. Stephenson of the 24th CB. Between tours units be would return to the Recuperation and Replacement Center at Camp Parks, CA. A pressing issue for the Bureau of Yards and Docks was command of CBs. Navy regulations stated. Yet, BuDocks deemed it essential that CBs be commanded by Civil Engineer Corps officers trained in the skills required for the execution of construction projects; the Bureau of Naval Personnel objected to this violation of Naval tradition.

So, RADM. Moreell took the issue directly to the Secretary of the Navy himself. On March 19th the Secretary gave the CEC authority to command all officers and enlisted assigned to naval construction units simplifying NCF command and operations. Important was esteem boost given the CEC by granting the CEC command status for combat operations. With CBs authorized and the question of command settled, BuDocks had to deal with recruiting and training. Following that, was creating the military organization and the logistical support necessary to make everything work; this all happened quickly. Due to the exigencies of war there was a great deal of "improvisation", a quality that became synonymous with Seabees in general."At Naval Construction Training Centers and Advanced Base Depots on both coasts, Seabees learned: trade skills, military discipline, advanced combat training. Although technically designated "support", Seabees found themselves under fire with the Marines. After completing boot training at Camp Allen VA. and Camp Peary VA, the men were formed into CBs or other smaller CB units.

The first four battalions were deployed upon completion of recruit training due to the backlog of construction projects. Battalions that followed were sent to an Advanced Base Depots at either Davisville, Rhode Island, or Port Hueneme, Cal

Stormy Weather (1935 film)

Stormy Weather is a 1935 British comedy film directed by Tom Walls and starring Walls, Ralph Lynn and Robertson Hare. Sir Duncan Craggs retires from returns to London with his new French wife; the couple continually flirt with other people. Sir Duncan is appointed to the board of clothing retail chain. On his tour of inspection, he encounters a successful store run by the efficient Mr. Bullock. By contrast, a neighbouring shop is filled with unhelpful staff overseen by an incompetent and lazy manager, Raymond Penny, more interested in horseracing than running his shop. Craggs summons him to a meeting in London. Both Bullock and his domineering wife travel up to London as well, fearing that Penny will tell Craggs malicious stories about them. Back in London, Mrs. Craggs is horrified to discover she is still married to the White Russian Count Polotsky, whom she had thought was dead; the villainous Polotsky plans to blackmail her new husband. Craggs and Bullock rescue her from the Chinatown dive where she is being held.

It is discovered that Polotsky has married a young Chinese woman and is guilty of bigamy. They are able to recover all incriminating evidence as well. In gratitude, Craggs appoints Penny as his assistant. Stormy Weather is based on a story by Ben Travers. Since 1930, a popular series of film adaptations of Traver's Aldwych Farces had been released. Although the film was based on an original screenplay by Travers rather than one of his stage farces, it features a number of actors who had appeared in Aldwych films; the film was made by Gainsborough Pictures at Islington Studios. The film's sets were designed by art director Alex Vetchinsky. Cook, Pam. Gainsborough Pictures. Cassell, 1997. Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985. Warren, Patricia. Elstree: The British Hollywood. Columbus Books, 1988. Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986. Stormy Weather on IMDb

Alhamdulillah

Alhamdulillah is an Arabic phrase meaning "praise be to God", sometimes translated as "thank God." This phrase is called Hamdalah. It is used by Muslims of every background, due to its centrality to the texts of the Quran and Hadith—the words of the Islamic prophet Muhammad—and its meaning and in-depth explanation have been the subject of much exegesis, it is commonly used by Arab Christians, other non-Muslim speakers of the Arabic language. The phrase has three basic parts: al-, the definite article, "the". Ḥamd meaning "praise", "commendation". Li-llāh, preposition + noun Allāh. Li- is a dative preposition; the word Allāh means "The God", it is a contraction of the definite article al- and the word ʾilāh. As in English, the article is used here to single out the noun as being the only one of its kind, "the God" or "God". Therefore, Allāh is the Arabic word for "God". ʾilāh is the Arabic cognate of the ancient Semitic name for El. The phrase is first found in the second verse of the first sura of the Qur'an.

So do Muslims and Arabic-speaking Jews and Christians invoke this phrase that the quadriliteral verb hamdala, "to say al-ḥamdu li-llāh" was coined, the derived noun ḥamdalah is used as a name for this phrase. The triconsonantal root Ḥ-M-D, meaning "praise", can be found in the names Muhammad, Mahmud and Ahmad. English translations of alhamdulillah include: "all praise is due to God alone" "all the praises and thanks be to Allah" "praise be to Allah" "all praise is due to Allah" “All perfect praises belong to the Almighty alone.” Jabir ibn Abd-Allah wrote in a hadith that Muhammad, said: "The best remembrance of God is to repeat lā ʾilāha ʾillā llāh and the best prayer is al-ḥamdu li-llāh." Abu Huraira wrote that Muhammad said: "Any matter of importance, not begun with al-ḥamdu li-llāh remains defective." From Abu Dawood. Anas bin Malik wrote that Muhammad said: "God is pleased with his slave who says, al-ḥamdu li-llāh when he takes a morsel of food and drinks a draught of water." Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil'alamin Dhikr Ash Shakur Glossary of Islam Hadha min fadli Rabbi Hosanna Subhan Allah AlHamdulillah - Detailed Explanation from Tafseer Ibn Katheer - Surah Fatiha Health benefits of saying Alhamdulillah Everyday duas in Arabic with transliteration and translation Alhamdulillah-Commentary

Don Hutson

Donald Montgomery Hutson was an American professional football player and assistant coach in the National Football League. He played as a split end and spent his entire eleven-year professional career with the Green Bay Packers. Under head coach Curly Lambeau, Hutson led the Packers to four NFL Championship Games, winning three: 1936, 1939, 1944. In his senior season at the University of Alabama in 1934, Hutson was recognized as a consensus All-American and won a national championship with the Alabama Crimson Tide football team. After his career at Alabama, he joined the Packers in 1935 and played eleven seasons before he retired in 1945, he led the league in receiving touchdowns in nine. A talented safety on defense, he led the NFL in interceptions in 1940. Hutson was an eight-time All-Pro selection, a four-time All-Star, was twice awarded the Joe F. Carr Trophy as the NFL Most Valuable Player. Hutson is considered to have been the first modern receiver, is credited with creating many of the modern pass routes used in the NFL today.

He was the dominant receiver of his day, during which he was considered one of the greatest receivers in NFL history. He held all major receiving records at the time of his retirement, including career receptions and touchdowns, he was inducted as a charter member of both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hutson's number 14 was the first jersey retired by the Packers, he is a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. In 1994, Hutson was selected for the National Football League 75th Anniversary All-Time Team as one of the greatest players of the NFL's first 75 years. In 2019, he was unanimously selected to the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team as one of the greatest players of the NFL's first 100 years. Hutson was born on January 31, 1913, in Pine Bluff, one of three sons of Roy B. Hutson and Mabel Clark Hutson. While a Boy Scout, he played with snakes, he said, where he got his quickness and agility. As a teenager Hutson played baseball for Pine Bluff's town team.

As a senior at Pine Bluff High School he was an all-state basketball player, which he said was his favorite sport. "I'm like most," he said. "I'd rather see football, but I'd rather play basketball." Hutson played one year of football at Pine Bluff. Hutson played at end for coach Frank Thomas's Alabama Crimson Tide football team from 1932 to 1934. Bear Bryant, future long-time coach of the Tide, was the self-described "other end" on the Tide in 1933 and 1934. Bryant once remarked, "...he was something to see then. We'd hitchhike to Pine Bluff just to watch him play. I saw him catch five touchdown passes in one game in high school."Sportswriter Morgan Blake ranked the undefeated 1934 Tide as the best team he saw. Hutson's College Football Hall of Fame profile reads: "Fluid in motion, wondrously elusive with the fake, inventive in his patterns and magnificently at ease when catching the ball... Hutson and fellow Hall of Famer Millard "Dixie" Howell became football's most celebrated passing combination."

Hutson had six catches for 165 yards, including two touchdowns of 54 and 59 yards in the 1935 Rose Bowl against Stanford. He scored the winning touchdown over Robert Neyland's Tennessee Volunteers on an end-around. Hutson was recognized as a first-team All-American for six different organizations and received a second-team selection by one other. In an attempt to name retroactive Heisman Trophy winners before its first year of 1936, Hutson was awarded it for 1934 by the National Football Foundation. Georgia Tech coach Bill Alexander once said, "All Don Hutson can do is beat you with clever hands and the most baffling change of pace I've seen." When he graduated from Alabama, Hutson did not plan on playing professionally, since the NFL was not regarded in the South compared to college football. But Green Bay Packers head coach Curly Lambeau saw Hutson as the perfect receiver for his passing attack, which at the time was headed by quarterback Arnie Herber and end John "Blood" McNally. Before the draft existed, college players could sign with any team they wanted, while Hutson did sign a contract with Green Bay, he had signed a contract with the NFL's Brooklyn Dodgers.

Both contracts came to the NFL office at the same time, NFL president Joseph Carr declared that Hutson would go to Green Bay, as the Green Bay contract had an earlier date of signing. Hutson stated he chose the Packers because they offered the most money—$300 a game. "That was far and above what they had paid a player," said Hutson. "Each week they'd give me a check for $150 from one bank and $150 from another so nobody would know how much I was getting paid." Hutson's first catch as a professional was on an 83-yard touchdown pass from Herber on the first play from scrimmage against the Chicago Bears, in the second game of the 1935 season. It was the only score of the game as the Packers won 7–0, he caught six touchdowns total in his rookie season. It was the first in a string of four straight seasons and nine seasons total that Hutson led the league in touchdown receptions; the next season the Packers won their fourth league title, with a 21–6 win over the Boston Redskins in the 1936 NFL Championship Game.

Hutson scored the first touchdown of the game, on a 48-yard pass from Herber in the first quarter. Hutson completed the season with 34 receptions for 536 yards and eight touchdowns, which were all league records, helped Herber set the NFL season passing yards record. Hutson's yardage record was broken the next season by Chicago Cardinals receiver Gaynell Tinsley, who challenged Hutson over the next few years for the title of best receiver in the NFL. In 1938, Hu

Kara Ahmed Pasha Mosque

The Kara Ahmed Pasha Mosque or Gazi Ahmed Pasha Mosque is a 16th century Ottoman mosque near the city walls in Istanbul, Turkey. It was designed by the imperial architect Mimar Sinan and completed in around 1572; the mosque was commissioned by Kara Ahmed Pasha, married to Fatma Sultan, a daughter of Selim I. He became grand vizier under Suleiman the Magnificent in 1553 but was executed by strangulation two years in 1555; the mosque was planned in around 1555 but only constructed between 1565 and 1571–72 after the pasha had been exonerated. The courtyard is surrounded by main classroom. Attractive apple green and yellow tiles grace the porch, while blue and white ones are found on the east wall of the prayer hall; these tiles date from the mid 16th century. The 12 m diameter dome is supported by six red granite columns. Of the three galleries, the wooden ceiling under the west one is elaborately painted in red, blue and black; the mosque is last imperial building in Istanbul to be decorated with expressly designed cuerda seca tilework.

Buildings were decorated with tiles that were painted under a clear glaze. List of Friday mosques designed by Nurhan. Iznik: The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey. London: Alexandra Press. ISBN 978-1-85669-054-6. Necipoğlu, Gülru; the Age of Sinan: Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire. London: Reaktion Books. ISBN 978-1-86189-253-9. Kara Ahmed Pasa Kulliyesi, Archnet Photographs of the mosque taken by Dick Osseman