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Henry Luce

Henry Robinson Luce was an American magazine magnate, called "the most influential private citizen in the America of his day". He launched and supervised a stable of magazines that transformed journalism and the reading habits of millions of Americans. Time interpreted the week's news. Counting his radio projects and newsreels, Luce created the first multimedia corporation, he envisaged that the United States would achieve world hegemony, and, in 1941, he declared the 20th century would be the "American Century". Luce was born in Tengchow, China, on April 3, 1898, the son of Elizabeth Root Luce and Henry Winters Luce, a Presbyterian missionary, he received his education in various Chinese and English boarding schools, including the China Inland Mission Chefoo School. At 15, he was sent to the US to attend the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, where he edited the Hotchkiss Literary Monthly. There, he first met Briton Hadden. At the time, Hadden served as editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, Luce worked as an assistant managing editor.

Both went on to Yale College, where Hadden served as chairman and Luce as managing editor of The Yale Daily News. Luce was a member of Alpha Delta Phi and Skull and Bones. After being voted "most brilliant" of his class and graduating in 1920, he parted ways with Hadden to embark for a year on historical studies at Oxford University, followed by a stint as a cub reporter for the Chicago Daily News. In December 1921, Luce rejoined Hadden to work at The Baltimore News. Recalling his relationship with Hadden, Luce said, "Somehow, despite the greatest differences in temperaments and in interests, we had to work together. We were an organization. At the center of our lives — our job, our function — at that point everything we had belonged to each other." Nightly discussions of the concept of a news magazine led Luce and Hadden, both age 23, to quit their jobs in 1922. That same year, they partnered with Robert Livingston Johnson and another Yale classmate to form Time Inc. Having raised $86,000 of a $100,000 goal, they published the first issue of Time on March 3, 1923.

Luce served as business manager. Luce and Hadden annually alternated year-to-year the titles of president and secretary-treasurer while Johnson served as vice president and advertising director. In 1925, Luce decided to move headquarters to Cleveland. Cleveland was cheaper, Luce’s first wife, wanted to leave New York; when Hadden returned, he was moved Time back to New York. Upon Hadden's sudden death in 1929, Luce assumed Hadden's position. Luce launched the business magazine, Fortune, in February 1930 and acquired Life in order to relaunch it as a weekly magazine of photojournalism in November 1936, he produced The March of Time weekly newsreel. By the mid 1960s, Time Inc. was the most prestigious magazine publisher in the world. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, aware that most publishers were opposed to him, issued a decree in 1943 that blocked all publishers and media executives from visits to combat areas; the main target was Luce. Historian Alan Brinkley argued the move was "badly mistaken" and said had Luce been allowed to travel, he would have been an enthusiastic cheerleader for American forces around the globe.

However, stranded in New York City, Luce's frustration and anger expressed themselves in blatant partisanship. Luce, supported by Editor-in-Chief T. S. Matthews, appointed Whittaker Chambers as acting Foreign News editor in 1944, despite the feuds that Chambers had with reporters in the field. Luce, who remained editor-in-chief of all his publications until 1964, maintained a position as an influential member of the Republican Party. An instrumental figure behind the so-called "China Lobby", he played a large role in steering American foreign policy and popular sentiment in favor of Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek and his wife, Soong Mei-ling, in their war against the Japanese, it has been reported that Luce, during the 1960s, tried LSD and reported that he had talked to God under its influence. Once ambitious to become Secretary of State in a Republican administration, Luce penned a famous article in Life magazine in 1941, called "The American Century", which defined the role of American foreign policy for the remainder of the 20th century.

An ardent anti-Soviet, he once demanded John Kennedy invade Cuba to remark to his editors that if he did not, his corporation would act like Hearst during the Spanish–American War. The publisher would advance his concepts of US dominance of the "American Century" through his periodicals with the ideals shared and guided by members of his social circle, John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State and his brother, director of the CIA, Allen Dulles. Luce met his first wife, Lila Hotz, while he was studying at Yale in 1919, they married in 1923 and had two children, Peter Paul and Henry Luce III, before divorcing in 1935. In 1935 he married his second wife, Clare Boothe Luce, who had an 11-year-old daughter, Ann Clare Broka

Kinsley Park

Kinsley Park was an athletic field, used for professional football, minor league baseball and pro soccer, located in Providence, Rhode Island at the corner of Kinsley and Acorn streets, across the street from Nicholson File Company Mill Complex. The field was used by Providence Steam Roller, Providence Grays and the Providence Gold Bugs; the park was built by Peter Laudati, a prominent Providence real estate developer and a part-owner of the Providence Steam Roller. He built the Steam Roller second stadium, the Cyclodome. During the 1930s the New York Yankees, featuring Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig played an exhibition game at that park. However, the field is best known for hosting the first night game in NFL history on November 6, 1929 between the Steam Roller and the Chicago Cardinals; the game ended in a 16-0 Cardinals victory behind the running and kicking of Ernie Nevers, who scored all of the games 16 points. He rushed 23 times for a touchdown, he completed 10 of 15 passes for 144 yards and another touchdown.

He kicked a 33-yard field goal and an extra point. The game was scheduled for Sunday November 3, however heavy rains made the Cyclodome unplayable. Rather than lose a contest with a high probability for a nice payday, the historic night game was hastily scheduled; the game was considered a success. According to newspaper accounts, the ball had been painted white; the floodlights were described as being just as good as daylight for the players. The Providence Journal, at the time, described the system as “33 giant projectors on poles 53 feet high, nine poles on top of the grandstand.” Floodlights were installed the next year at the Cyclodome and other NFL teams began playing at night as well. According to his 1930 contract with the Providence Steam Roller, now in the Pro Football Hall of Fame archives, Tony Latone was paid $125 for all NFL daylight games and 60 percent of that sum for NFL "floodlight" games. One of the original team's founders Pearce Johnson explained that the pay reduction for night games was arranged to help pay the installation costs of the floodlights at the Cyclodome.

On October 6, 1929, the American Soccer League had suspended operations on October 9, pending a merger with the rival Eastern League of Professional Soccer. Hoping to regenerate fan interest during the situation, the Gold Bugs had cobbled together an exhibition schedule; the team began playing under the new lights at Kinsley Park. On October 31, 1929 the Gold Bugs defeated the Boston Wonder Workers, 2-1. Kinsley Park was closed by the end of 1931, it was torn down in 1933 and no trace of the field remains. Sneddon, Rob. "The NFL's first night game was in Providence 80 years ago". New England Sports History Examiner. September: 1–2. Rhode Island Artin Ruins: Providence Cyclodome Hogrogian, John. "The Steam Roller". Coffin Corner. Professional Football Researchers Association. 2: 1–13. Archived from the original on 2010-11-27. Carroll, Bob. "Steam Rolled". Coffin Corner. Professional Football Researchers Association: 1–4. Archived from the original on 2010-09-29. Retrieved 2010-01-11

Nilaave Vaa

Nilaave Vaa is a 1998 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by A. Venkatesh and produced by K. T. Kunjumon; the film stars Vijay and Suvalakshmi in the main lead roles, while Sanghavi and Manivannan play other supporting roles. The film was declared as average at the box office, it was dubbed in Hindi as Ek Aur Sikander. Siluvai is the son of Cruz, they are Christians living in a fishing village. In another town, Perumaal is the father to Gauri. Sangeetha comes to the small fishing village. Siva is proposed to marry her. However, Gauri falls in love with Siva's friend, after hearing that Perumal does not want to accept the Hindu-Christian marriage, she decides to elope with her lover; this leads to Siluvai's love affair. However, upon hearing Siluvai's story, gives a great speech to the villagers and unites Siluvai and Sangeetha; this low-budget production was jointly produced on Vijay's home banner and K T Kunjumon, still reeling under the failure of Ratchagan. Rakshana was signed on as heroine but was subsequently replaced by Suvalakshmi.

Mansoor Ali Khan had signed to be the villain in Nilaave Vaa, but the actor returned the advance of ₹50,000 and took back his 40 days of call sheets, with Anantharaj replacing him. A critic from Indolink.com concluded that the film was "not impressive", while mentioning that "Vijay rocked as usual" and that Raghuvaran "has given a good performance as usual". Vijay mentioned that he had expected the film to do good business, but its box office earnings were average; the film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Vidyasagar. The lyrics were written by Vairamuthu; the songs proved to be successful, despite the average performance of the film. Nilaave Vaa on IMDb

Vancouver Animation School

Vancouver Animation School is a accredited online school offering entry and advanced programs for the Animation, Visual Effects and Video Game industries. VANAS offers vocational Certificates and university pathways in a variety of art and technology and design fields; the main campus of Vancouver Animation School is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Granville Island. Programs are delivered online via their proprietary online campus called "Edutisse", enabling a diverse faculty and student body to interact with one another from anywhere in the world. Vancouver Animation School was founded and registered in December 2010. At the time, it was the only online school applying for registration. In July 2013, It became the first online animation school to be accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency. Shortly after in August 2013, it received designation from the British Columbia Education Quality Assurance. In August 2013, Vancouver Animation School received designation from the British Columbia Education Quality Assurance, where the Ministry of Advanced Education is responsible for establishing the EQA designation policy, which includes setting acceptable quality assurance standards.

In July 2015, Vancouver Animation School and Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla entered into a partnership bridging Mexico and Canada educational sectors, delivering a joint program in Entertainment Design consisting of a hybrid education using online and on-site models of delivery. Mexican students receive education from both institutions and dual academic credentials from both countries. Vancouver Animation School researches and initiates its programs in consultations with studios from the Animation, Visual Effects and Video Game industries. Consultations allow the studios to perform community outreach through the school, to provide up-to-date information from the industry to be implemented in its educational curriculum. VANAS Fully Accredited, Animation World Network VANAS recognized by B. C. accrediting body, Playblack VANAS online school brings together talent and opportunity Vancouver Animation School establishes degree pathway with Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver Economic Commission Vancouver Animation School website

Jacob Ciocci

Jacob Ciocci is an American visual artist, performance artist and professor. Along with sister Jessica Ciocci and friend Ben Jones, he was one of the three founding members of Paper Rad, an artist collective active from 2000 until 2008, he performs and tours with drummer David Wightman in the band "Extreme Animals". As of 2015, he is based in New York. Jacob Ciocci was born in 1977 in Kentucky, he received his B. A. in computer science from Oberlin College. As a student at Oberlin College, Ciocci met Cory Arcangel and Paul B. Davis, in 2000 Arcangel and Davis formed the experimental music collaboration Beige Programming Ensemble. Ciocci received his M. F. A. in art from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005. Jacob and his sister Jessica became active in Paper Rad after moving to Boston and hanging out with Joe Grillo, Ben Jones, Christopher Forgues. All of them were interested in zine making, experimental art and music, computers, which opened up the possibility of multimedia work. In 2006, Ciocci received a'Creative Heights' Grant from Heinz Endowments to be the Artist in Residence at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers film cooperative.

Ciocci was a Research Resident Fellow at Eyebeam in 2010–2011. Jacob Ciocci is an assistant professor in the School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University in Chicago. Since 2017, he is the co-chair of DePaul's Animation MFA program. In 2015, he was a visiting professor at Oberlin College in the Integrated Media department. Jacob's official website Jacob's faculty page at DePaul University Podcast: Humor and the Abject: 98 Jacob Ciocci

Stickies (papermaking)

When recycling post-consumer paper, stickies are tacky substances contained in the paper pulp and process water systems of paper machines. Stickies have the potential to contaminate the components either within or around the equipment necessary in the Stages of Manufacturing that a Paper Mill follows in its Developed Process, but would have otherwise excluded it in its routine cleaning and maintenance procedures. Contaminations of paper that are classified as tacky are called stickies; the main sources for stickies are recycled paper and soft adhesives. Stickies are an indefinite mixture of organic compounds, with the main part being different esters; the components might stem from: Printing inks Coating binders Waxes Hot melt adhesive and unsupported pressure-sensitive adhesives Plastics Wet strength resins Pitch Papermaking additives Stickies that pass through a slotted plate screen of 0.10 - 0.15 mm are called micro stickies. Micro stickies can be colloidal or molecularly dissolved. Macro stickies are those.

The reason for this classification is that macro stickies are easy to remove from the deinked pulp during the deinking process by means of filtration. Micro stickies are transported with the pulp to the paper machine and might agglomerate and cause problematic deposits there. Stickies have thermoplastic properties. Chemical-physical alterations like pH, temperature and charge changes might cause colloidal destabilization and agglomeration of micro stickies. Several control methods are used: Alteration of the physical properties, like using recycling-friendly paper coatings Avoidance of troublesome components that cause stickies Removal by more effective deinking processes, like improved screening, cleaning and flotation Passivation with process additives like fixation agents Prevention by washing wires or protecting equipment parts with chemicals