ICab is a web browser for Mac OS by Alexander Clauss, derived from Crystal Atari Browser for Atari TOS compatible computers. It was one of the few browsers still updated for the classic Mac OS prior to that version being discontinued after version 3.0.5 in 2008. The downloadable product is functional, but is nagware—periodically displaying a dialog box asking the user to register the product, upgrade to the "Pro" version. ICab 2.9.9 supports both 68k and PowerPC Macintosh systems running System 7.5 through Mac OS 9.2.2. While no longer maintained, iCab 2.9.9 is still available for registration. ICab 2.9.8 runs natively on early versions of Mac OS X, but Mac OS X compatible versions of iCab 2.x are no longer available for download. ICab 3.x can run on PowerPC systems running Mac OS 8.5 through Mac OS 9.2.2, or PowerPC or Intel systems running Mac OS X 10.1 or later. ICab 3 was last updated in January 2008. ICab 4 was rewritten to use the WebKit rendering engine, it can run on Intel systems running Mac OS 10.3.9 or later.
Stage Struck is a 1925 American silent comedy film starring Gloria Swanson, Lawrence Gray, Gertrude Astor, Ford Sterling. The film was directed by Allan Dwan, released by Paramount Pictures with the opening and ending sequences filmed in the early two-color Technicolor. Jennie Hagan is a waitress; when a real theatrical diva arrives in town, Jennie schemes to get a part on the stage. Gloria Swanson as Jennie Hagen Lawrence Gray as Orme Wilson Gertrude Astor as Lillian Lyons Oliver Sandys as Hilda Wagner Ford Sterling as Buck Carrie Scott as Mrs. Wagner Emil Hoch as Mr. Wagner Margery Whittington as Soubrette The majority of the film was shot in location in New Martinsville, West Virginia. Other sequences were shot at the Astoria Studio in Queens. In 2004, the film, including its Technicolor sequences, was restored by the George Eastman House film archive. A copy of the film is in the British Film Institute collection. List of early color feature films Stage Struck on IMDb Stage Struck at SilentEra synopsis at AllMovie Swedish poster for Stage Struck US Paramount lobby poster window card
Fiji is a source country for children subjected to trafficking in persons forced prostitution within the country, as well as a destination country for women from China in forced prostitution. Family members, other Fijian citizens, foreign tourists, sailors on foreign fishing vessels participate in the commercial sexual exploitation of Fijian children. Staff at smaller, local hotels procure underage girls and boys for commercial sexual exploitation by foreign guests, while taxi drivers, nightclub employees, relatives act as prostitution facilitators. NGO's report caring for child victims of prostitution who claim facilitators took them to private boats anchored offshore near Fiji where they were sexually abused or raped by foreign adult men. Reports indicate that some transnational traffickers are members of Chinese organized crime groups that recruit women from China and arrange for them to enter Fiji on tourist or student visas. After their arrival, brothel owners confiscate their passports and force the women to engage in prostitution.
Some Fijian children whose families follow a traditional practice of sending children to live with and do light work for relatives or families living in cities or near schools become trafficking victims. These children are subjected to involuntary domestic servitude or are coerced to engage in sexual activity in exchange for food, shelter, or school fees; the Government of Fiji does not comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. During the last year, the Fijian government enacted a comprehensive anti-trafficking law, the Crimes Decree, which defines trafficking as a crime of compelled service which does not involve crossing a border or otherwise moving a victim, includes several innovative provisions to protect both adult and child trafficking victims; the government conducted anti-trafficking conferences and training for law enforcement personnel, where high-level officials spoke out against trafficking and committed themselves to fighting this crime in Fiji. It actively engaged with the media to raise public awareness, is in the process of developing procedural guidelines for suspected trafficking cases.
Fiji had one successful prosecution for human trafficking in November 2010. The U. S. State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons placed the country in "Tier 2" in 2017; the Government of Fiji increased its anti-trafficking law enforcement efforts during the year. The government was limited in its ability to focus on combating trafficking in persons by an ongoing political and economic crisis. While no trafficking offenders were investigated, prosecuted, or convicted during the reporting period, the government took some steps to strengthen its capacity for future law enforcement action. On February 1, 2010, the government enacted a new Crimes Decree, which repealed the archaic Penal Code. Comprehensive anti-trafficking provisions in the Crimes Decree fill anti-trafficking gaps in the Immigration Act of 2003 which prohibited transnational human trafficking, but did not differentiate between labor and sex trafficking; the prescribed penalties of up to 25 years’ imprisonment and in some cases fines of over $400,000 under the new Crimes Decree are sufficiently stringent and commensurate with penalties prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape.
A new Sentencing and Penalties Decree designed to bring about more uniform judgments in the courts may ensure that minimum sentences for convicted trafficking offenders are sufficiently stringent. The Crimes Decree prohibits actions not covered by earlier laws, prohibits using threats or fraud, or administering drugs to procure prostitution, holds householders or landlords liable for permitting the defilement of a child under 16 on their premises. Fiji has had one successful prosecution for human trafficking under the Crimes Decree. On November 10, 2010, Kadali Murti was convicted of 1 count of trafficking in persons and 7 counts of obtaining property by deception, he was sentenced on November 17, 2010 with a non-parole period of 4 years. Law enforcement officials began to receive training from the government on the new Crimes Decree, including the new trafficking offenses, in January 2010. A Combined Law Agencies Group continued to meet monthly to address law enforcement issues, including trafficking in persons.
There is no evidence of government officials’ complicity in trafficking. The Government of Fiji began to improve its efforts to protect trafficking victims over the last year. Due to severe resource constraints, the government relied on NGOs or international organizations to provide most protective services to victims; the government did not identify any trafficking victims during the year. Law enforcement and social service agencies did not develop or use formal procedures to proactively identify victims of trafficking among vulnerable populations with which they had contact, such as women and girls in prostitution and illegal immigrants; the government did not operate any victim care facilities for trafficking victims, but provided limited services to child sex trafficking victims at shelters for child victims of any crime or abuse. Courts granted custody of child victims to the Department of Social Welfare, which operates four homes, with separate facilities for boys and girls. At present, both child victims of sexual abuse and accused child offenders are placed in the home for boys.
The government provided no shelter facilities for adult trafficking victims, it did not refer possible adult trafficking victims to shelters and drop-in centers run by NGOs for assistance. One NGO provided assistanc
Nepenthes ampullaria is a distinctive and widespread species of tropical pitcher plant, present in Borneo, the Maluku Islands, New Guinea, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Nepenthes ampullaria, unlike other members of its genus, has evolved away from carnivory and the plants are detritivores and digesting falling leaf litter in their pitchers. In the 1996 book Pitcher-Plants of Borneo, N. ampullaria is given the vernacular name flask-shaped pitcher-plant. This name, along with all others, was dropped from the much-expanded second edition, published in 2008. Due to its unique pitcher morphology and unusual growth habit, it is difficult to confuse N. ampullaria with any other species in the genus. Francis Ernest Lloyd translated Troll's 1932 account of this species as follows: "I came across N. ampullaria among the massive vegetations of a swamp-forest on the island of Siberut off the west coast of Sumatra. It was a unforgettable sight. Everywhere, through the network of lianas the peculiarly-formed pitchers of this species gleamed forth in tight clusters and, most remarkably, the muddy moss-overgrown soil was spotted with the pitchers of this plant, so that one got the impression of a carpet."
The stem of N. ampullaria may climb to 15 m in height. Leaves are light green, up to 25 cm long, 6 cm wide. Pitchers are produced at the ends of short tendrils no more than 15 cm long; the urceolate pitchers are quite small exceeding 10 cm in height and 7 cm in width. The peristome is incurved, with the inner section accounting for around 85% of its total cross-sectional surface length. Upper pitchers are rarely produced and are smaller than those formed on rosettes or offshoots. Pitchers range in colouration from light green throughout to dark red, with many intermediate forms recorded; the pitchers of N. ampullaria from Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia are exclusively green throughout or green with red speckles. A large-pitchered form has been recorded from New Guinea; the inflorescence of N. ampullaria is a dense panicle. It is the only Nepenthes species recorded from Sumatra or Peninsular Malaysia that produces paniculate inflorescences. All parts of the plant are densely covered with brown hairs when young.
The indumentum of mature plants is more sparse. One of the most widespread Nepenthes species, N. ampullaria is native to Borneo, the Maluku Islands, New Guinea, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. It has been recorded from many smaller islands, including Bangka, Bengkalis, Ko Lanta, Ko Tarutao, Mendol, Mentawai Islands, Meranti Islands, Penang, Riau Islands, Rupat. Nepenthes ampullaria grows in damp, shady forest from sea-level to 2100 m altitude. In Borneo, it occurs on flat terrain in kerangas forest, peat swamp forest, degraded swamp forest, at elevations of 0 to 1000 m. In Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia, it grows from sea-level to 1100 m altitude on flat terrain in heath forest, belukar, peat swamp forest, degraded swamp forest, in padi fields. In New Guinea, it is predominantly present in Araucaria forests; the species has been recorded from secondary forests, open microphyllous vegetation, swamp grassland. Nepenthes ampullaria has moved away from carnivory and acquires a substantial portion of its nutrients from digesting leaf matter that falls to the forest floor.
It is thus detritivorous. The species has developed several unique traits as a consequence of its adaptation to trapping leaf litter: It is one of the few species in the genus to lack "lunate" cells in its pitchers; these are modified stomatal guard cells. The pitcher lid is atypical, being small and reflexed, such that leaf litter is allowed to fall directly into the pitcher. Nectar glands, which play an important role in prey capture, are rare and in some cases absent from the pitcher lid; the marginal glands of the peristome are reduced compared to those of other species. In terrestrial pitchers, the glandular region extends to the peristome, such that there is little or no conductive waxy zone; the waxy zone functions by causing prey to fall into the digestive fluid. The plant's architecture, consisting of subsurface runners and offshoots, is unusual for the genus; the species forms a "carpet" of pitchers covering the soil. This serves to maximise the area over; the pitchers of N. ampullaria are long-lived, as the species relies on a slow accumulation of nutrients over time.
It is thought that infaunal organisms, such as mosquito larvae, facilitate breakdown of leaf litter and aid in the transfer of nitrogen from it to the plant by means of the excretion of ammonium ions. Bacterial breakdown of leaf matter is known to produce ammonium ions, it has been shown that foliar stable nitrogen isotope abundance in N. ampullaria plants growing under forest canopy is lower than in plants without access to litterfall. Conversely, total nitrogen concentrations are higher in these plants compared to those growing in open sites with no litterfall. A 2003 study estimated that N. ampullaria plants growing under forest canopy derive 35.7% of their foliar nitrogen from leaf litter. A 2011 study found that N. ampullaria derives 41.7% of its laminar nitrogen and 54.8% of its pitcher nitrogen from leaf litter, showed
The discography of the Smashing Pumpkins, an American alternative rock band formed in Chicago, consists of ten studio albums, four live albums, one digital live album series, seven compilation albums, five extended plays, 42 singles, four video albums, 29 music videos, contributions to five soundtrack albums. This list does not include material recorded by The Smashing Pumpkins members with other side projects. ^ II Machina II had a free internet release and thus did not chart and was not eligible for certification. In addition to the live albums Earphoria, Live in Chicago October 23, 1995, Live at Cabaret Metro 10-5-88, Bonus EP, The Smashing Pumpkins have collaborated with music distributor Nugs.net to release recordings of the band's 2008 20th Anniversary Tour concerts, mastered directly from the soundboard. The recordings are available as FLAC or MP3 digital downloads, CD, or a CD+MP3 package, ordered through the Live Smashing Pumpkins website. For the live extended plays Live in Chicago October 23, 1995 and Bonus EP, see the live albums section of this article.
^ I The song "Rhinoceros" charted from this release.^ II The song "Zero" charted from this release.^ III Songs from Songs for a Sailor were sporadically released one at a time to be downloaded starting from December 8, 2009. V ^ "Daughter" was released as a 7-inch one-sided flexi disc in subscriber copies of the April 4, 1992 issue of Reflex magazine. VII ^ "Daphne Descends" was released as a promotional CD single in France. VIII ^ B-side of "Perfect" written by James Iha, released as a promotional cassette single. X ^ "Heavy Metal Machine" was issued as a promotional cassette single prior to the release of Machina. I^ This video was a limited edition release packaged with Siamese Dream that contains the videos for "Siva", "Rhinoceros", "Cherub Rock", "Today", "Disarm". I^ This music video was unreleased prior to its inclusion on 2001's Greatest Hits DVD. II^ This music video contains footage from Batman & Robin directed by Joel Schumacher. An internet-only "interactive music video" was released for "The Crying Tree of Mercury" by MTV in March 2000, directed by Billy Corgan.
It is no longer available through MTV's website. ^ I Ozark Mountain Daredevils cover ^ II Johnny Marks cover ^ III Vic Chestnutt cover ^ IV Depeche Mode cover List of artists who reached number one on the U. S. alternative rock chart The Aeroplane Flies High. Beverly Hills: Virgin Records America. 1996 Strong, Martin C.: The Great Rock Discography, 6th edn. 2002, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-312-1 Official website The Smashing Pumpkins discography at Discogs
Federico Bencovich was a prominent late Baroque painter from Dalmatia working in Italy. He is best known as Federighetto or Dalmatino. In modern Croatia he is known as Federiko Benković, he was born Federico Bencovich somewhere in Venetian Dalmatia. His exact birthplace is unknown, but it could have been either in Almissa, the island of Brazza, Ragusa, or Venice itself, his initial training was in Venice, but Bencovich apprenticed with Carlo Cignani in Bologna, assisting him in 1706 in completing the frescoes of the Assumption of the Virgin on the dome of the Forlì cathedral. His first independent work, Juno on the clouds, was painted in 1705, he appears to have worked in the studio of Giuseppe Maria Crespi. In 1710 Bencovich painted the altarpiece of St. Andrew on the cross surrounded by St. Bartholomew, St. Carolus Borromei, St. Lucia, St. Apollonia for the church of Madonna del Piombo in Bologna transferred to the parish church of Senonches near Chartres in France. By 1715, he came to the service of the Archbishop-Elector of Mainz Lothar Franz von Schönborn and was to complete four large canvas masterpieces for the gallery in the Schloss Weißenstein in the town of Pommersfelden: Apollo and Marcia and Ishmael in the Desert, Iphigenia’s sacrifice and Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac.
Before his death, he moved to Gorizia, where he, after his death fell into oblivion. His paintings used to be attributed amongst others; the dramatic tortured and lighting of his figures are placed within earthy tenebrist backgrounds, He uses Piazzetta's and Sebastiano Ricci's unfinished and ragged brushstrokes, but superimposes a startling mystical imprint, foreign to the magisterial and olympian Venetian painting, more akin to the Baroque painters from Northern Italy, Alessandro Magnasco and Francesco Cairo. Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac is the painting that disappeared from the castle of Pommersfelden at the beginning of the 19th century; until that time, the painting was attributed to Piazzetta. Zagreb, Strossmayer Gallery, Sacrifizio d'Isacco, 1720 Forlì, Palazzo Orselli Foschi, Giunone Brescia, Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, Madonna in trono con santi Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Madonna e santi, 1730 – 1735 Bologna, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Il beato Pietro Gambacorta, incisione, c. 1728 Borgo San Giacomo, Brescia, Chiesa del Castello: Deposizione, c. 1735 Crema, Church of the Holy Trinity: Estasi di S. Francesco da Paola, 1724 Pommersfelden, Weißenstein Castle and Ishmael in the desert.
1715. Senonches, parish, Crucifixion of St. Andrew and Saints, c. 1725 Stuttgart, Staats-Galerie, Adoration of the Magi, c. 1725 Tomo, parish, Fuga in Egitto, c. 1709 Venice, Church of S. Sebastiano: Il beato Pietro Gambacorta, c. 1726 Venice, Gallerie dell'Accademia, Autoritratto, c. 1735 Venice, Museo Correr, Fuga in Egitto, drawings, c. 1720 Vienna, Albertina: Departing for Egypt, Rest while escaping in Egypt, c. 1745.