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Intersex human rights

Intersex people are born with sex characteristics, such as chromosomes, gonads, or genitals, according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, "do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies."Intersex people face stigmatisation and discrimination from birth when an intersex variation is visible. In some countries this may include infanticide and the stigmatization of families. Mothers in East Africa may be accused of witchcraft, the birth of an intersex child may be described as a curse. Intersex infants and children, such as those with ambiguous outer genitalia, may be surgically and/or hormonally altered to fit perceived more acceptable sex characteristics. However, this is considered controversial, with no firm evidence of good outcomes; such treatments may involve sterilization. Adults, including elite female athletes, have been subjects of such treatment; these issues are recognized as human rights abuses, with statements from UN agencies, the Australian parliament, German and Swiss ethics institutions.

Intersex organizations have issued joint statements over several years, including the Malta declaration by the third International Intersex Forum. Implementation of human rights protections in legislation and regulation has progressed more slowly. In 2011, Christiane Völling won the first successful case brought against a surgeon for non-consensual surgical intervention. In 2015, the Council of Europe recognized for the first time a right for intersex persons to not undergo sex assignment treatment. In April 2015, Malta became the first country to outlaw nonconsensual medical interventions to modify sex anatomy, including that of intersex people. Other human rights and legal issues including the right to life, protection from discrimination, standing to file in law and compensation, access to information, legal recognition. Few countries so far protect intersex people from discrimination. Research indicates a growing consensus that diverse intersex bodies are normal—if rare—forms of human biology, human rights institutions are placing increasing scrutiny on medical practices and issues of discrimination against intersex people.

A 2013 first international pilot study. Human Rights between the Sexes, by Dan Christian Ghattas, found that intersex people are discriminated against worldwide: Intersex individuals are considered individuals with a "disorder" in all areas in which Western medicine prevails, they are more or less treated as sick or "abnormal", depending on the respective society. The Council of Europe highlights several areas of concern: Equal right to life and prevention of medical treatments without informed consent including treatments considered unnecessary. Multiple organizations have highlighted appeals to LGBT rights recognition that fail to address the issue of unnecessary "normalising" treatments on intersex children, using the portmanteau term "pinkwashing". In June 2016, Organisation Intersex International Australia claimed contradictory statements by Australian governments, suggesting that the dignity and rights of LGBTI people are recognized while this is contradicted by practices which are opposed being performed on intersex children continue.

In August 2016, Zwischengeschlecht described actions to promote equality or civil status legislation without action on banning "intersex genital mutilations" as a form of "pinkwashing". The organization has highlighted evasive government statements to UN Treaty Bodies that conflate intersex, transgender and LGBT issues, instead of addressing harmful practices on infants. Intersex people face discrimination from birth. In some countries in Africa and Asia, this may include infanticide and the stigmatization of families. Mothers in east Africa may be accused of witchcraft, the birth of an intersex child may be described as a curse. Abandonments and infanticides have been reported in Uganda, south Asia, China. In 2015, it was reported that an intersex Kenyan adolescent, Muhadh Ishmael, was mutilated and died, he had been described as a curse on his family. Non-consensual medical interventions to modify the sex characteristics of intersex people take place in all countries where the human rights of intersex people have been explored.

Such interventions have been criticized by the World Health Organization, other UN bodies such as the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, an increasing number of regional and national institutions. In low and middle income countries, the cost of healthcare may limit access to necessary medical treatment at the same time that other individuals experience coercive medical interventions. Several rights have been stated as affected by stigmatization and coercive medical interventions on minors: the right to life; the right to privacy, including a right to personal autonomy or self-determination regarding medical treatment. Prohibitions against torture and other cruel and degrading treatment. A right to physical integrity and/or bodily autonomy. Additionally, the best interests of the child may not be served by surgeries aimed at familial and social integration; these issues have been addressed by a increasing number of international institutions. In 2012, the Swiss National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics report

Spirit (Eluveitie album)

Spirit is the first full-length album by the Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie. It was released on June 1, 2006, by Fear Dark Records and re-released by Twilight Records in 2007. All lyrics are written by Chrigel Glanzmann. AccordionToby Roth Accordion – Sarah Wauquiez Acoustic Guitar – Chrigel Glanzmann Arranged By – Eluveitie Artwork By – Chrigel Glanzmann Artwork By – Ghislaine Ayer Artwork By – Travis Smith Backing VocalsSevan Kirder Bagpipes – Sevan Kirder Bagpipes – Chrigel Glanzmann Bagpipes – Chrigel Glanzmann BassRafi Kirder Co-producer – Markus Stock, Tobias Schönemann Crumhorn – Sarah Wauquiez DrumsMerlin Sutter Engineer – Klaus Grimmer Engineer – Markus Stock Fiddle – Linda Suter, Meri Tadic Flute – Sevan Kirder Guitar – Ivo Henzi, Simeon Koch Hurdy Gurdy – Sarah Wauquiez Instruments – Sarah Wauquiez Lead Vocals – Chrigel Glanzmann Mandolin – Chrigel Glanzmann Mastered By – Martijn van Groeneveldt* Mixed By – Markus Stock Photography – Ghislaine Ayer Photography – Travis Smith Photography – Christoph OeschgerProducer – Eluveitie Tin Whistle – Chrigel Glanzmann, Sevan Kirder Vocals – Linda Suter, Meri Tadic, Sarah Wauquiez Vocals – Meri Tadic Whistle – Chrigel Glanzmann, Sevan Kirder

Johnny Barend

John R. Barend, better known as "Handsome" Johnny Barend, was an American professional wrestler. Born in 1929 in Rochester, New York, Barend started wrestling as an amateur at the age of eight. After graduating from Jefferson High School in Rochester in 1944, he served in the United States Navy during World War II and wrestled while in the service, he was trained to wrestle professionally by Ed Don George and made his professional debut on November 1, 1949, defeating Faro Rinaldi. In 1956, he started teaming with Gene Dubuque, wrestling under the name, Magnificent Maurice. Barend played the part of the "heel" or bad guy, he would enter the ring wearing his customary hat and sunglasses an unlit cigar gracing his lips and would goad fans with his soliloquies. Barend's original manager was Ernie Roth using the name Mr. Kleen. Roth would gain fame in the WWWF as the Grand Wizard of Wrestling during the 1970s. Barend and Maurice went on to win many tag-team championships. Barend first appeared in Hawaii with 50th State Big Time Wrestling in September 1955.

In 1962–1963, Barend was a regular tag team partner with NWA/WWWF world champion Buddy Rogers. The duo won the Capital Wrestling Corporation's United States Tag Team Championship on July 5, 1962, holding it for 245 days. Barend won a variety of titles in his career spent on the east coast in and around New York or in Hawaii where he enjoyed his greatest success. Barend would hold the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Championship a number of times with a variety of partners as well as the San Francisco version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship. During his time in Hawaii he came up with the phrase, "Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat", "borrowed" by Jesse Ventura. Barend would hold the NWA United States Tag Team Championship with former foe Buddy Rogers in mid-1962. Barend won a variety of titles in his career spent on the east coast in and around New York or in Hawaii where he enjoyed his greatest success. Barend would hold the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Championship a number of times with a variety of partners as well as the San Francisco version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship.

Barend would hold the NWA United States Tag Team Championship with former foe Buddy Rogers from mid-1962 until Spring 1963. After Rogers lost the WWWF title to Bruno Sammartino, in summer 1963 Rogers and Barend defeated Sammartino and Bobo Brazil in Madison Square Garden, 2 falls to 1, he wrestled Dory Jr. in 1969 for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. He retired from wrestling in 1972. Barend married Annie Lum in 1967 in Hawaii. Barend died on September 2011 in Avon, New York, he died peacefully in his sleep from natural causes after refusing a visit to the hospital as suggested by his doctor. 50th State Big Time Wrestling NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Championship NWA North American Heavyweight Championship NWA Hawaii Tag Team Championship – with Sandor Kovacs, Ripper Collins, Hans Mortier, Jim Hady, Magnificent Maurice, Billy Robinson NWA United States Heavyweight Championship American Wrestling Alliance AWA Indiana World Tag Team Championship – with Magnificent Maurice Capitol Wrestling Corporation/World Wide Wrestling Federation WWWF United States Tag Team Championship – with Buddy Rogers WWWF United States Heavyweight Championship Midwest Wrestling Association MWA Ohio Heavyweight Championship MWA Ohio Eastern States Heavyweight Championship MWA Ohio Tag Team Championship – with Magnificent Maurice NWA Detroit NWA World Tag Team Championship – with Magnificent Maurice NWA Hollywood Wrestling WWA International Television Tag Team Championship - with Bill Melby NWA San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Championship – with Enrique Torres Hornbaker, Tim.

Legends of Pro Wrestling: 150 Years of Headlocks, Body Slams, Piledrivers. New York: Skyhorse Publishing Inc. 2012. ISBN 978-1-61321-075-8 Oliver, Greg. "SLAM! Wrestling: A visit with'Handsome' Johnny Barend". Retrieved December 14, 2012. Oliver, Greg. "SLAM! Wrestling: Goodbye to "Handsome" Johnny Barend". Retrieved December 14, 2012. Pang, Gordon Y. K.. "Wrestler'Handsome' Johnny Barend dies in New York". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved December 9, 2012

Rancho Santa Clara del Norte

Rancho Santa Clara del Norte was a 13,989-acre Mexican land grant on the Oxnard Plain in present-day Ventura County, California. It was granted in 1837 by Governor Juan B. Alvarado to Juan Maria Sanchez; the grant extended along the south bank of the Santa Clara River, east of present-day Oxnard and encompasses El Rio. Juan Maria Sanchez, son of Jose Tadeo Sanchez, was a former Presidio of Santa Barbara soldier, he married Maria Ynes Josefa Guevara. With the cession of California to the United States following the Mexican-American War, the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo provided that the land grants would be honored; as required by the Land Act of 1851, a claim for Rancho Santa Clara del Norte was filed with the Public Land Commission in 1852, the grant was patented to Juan Maria Sanchez in 1869. Following the droughts in 1864, Sanchez sold Rancho Santa Clara del Norte to the Schiappa Pietra brothers, natives of Italy. Antonio Schiappa Pietra came to California in 1853, opened a general merchandise store in Ventura in 1857.

He was joined by his brothers Leopoldo Schiappa Pietra. In 1902, Leopoldo sold the rancho to Fruit Company of Manchester. Sanchez Adobeadobe residence built in 1838 by Juan Maria Sanchez, with a second story added in 1900. List of California Ranchos Ranchos of Ventura County, California


Deathdream is a 1974 horror film directed by Bob Clark and written by Alan Ormsby, starring Richard Backus, John Marley, Lynn Carlin. Filmed in Brooksville, Florida, it was inspired by the W. W. Jacobs short story "The Monkey's Paw". In Vietnam, American soldier Andy Brooks falls to the ground; as he dies, he hears his mother's voice calling out, "Andy, you'll come back. You've got to. You promised." The voice becomes muffled as Andy's eyes close. Sometime his family receives notice of his death in combat. Back home, Andy's father and sister, begin to grieve, but his mother, becomes irate and refuses to believe that Andy has died. Hours in the middle of the night, Andy arrives at the front door in full uniform and unharmed. Over the next few days, Andy displays strange, withdrawn behavior, speaking only dressing in an unusually concealing manner, spending his days sitting around the house listless and anemic. Meanwhile, local police investigate the murder of a local trucker, found with his throat slashed and his body drained of blood after telling diner patrons that he'd picked up a hitchhiking soldier.

Charles attempts to confront Christine about Andy's erratic behavior, which causes tension between the couple. Christine insists that Charles was authoritarian toward Andy. Andy continues to display unusual behavior: he attacks a neighbor boy who attempts to demonstrate his karate skills kills the family dog when it tries to protect the child. At night, Andy becomes inexplicably lively and animated, wandering the town and spending time in the local cemetery. Charles brings home a family friend, who offers Andy a checkup, he tells Charles about the truck driver and says he needs to inform the police about the suspicious coincidence of Andy's return. Andy visits him in the middle of the night demanding a checkup, but the doctor can't detect a pulse or heartbeat. Andy tells him, "I died for you, Doc. Why shouldn't you return the favor?" He attacks and kills the doctor uses a syringe to inject the doctor's blood into his arm. It's clear that Andy is some kind of vampire or zombie who needs the blood of others to reinvigorate his decaying body.

The next day, Charles becomes convinced. When Christine tells him that Andy is on a double date with his high school sweetheart, his sister and his best friend, Charles gets his gun and goes looking for them. At a drive-in cinema, Andy visibly decays due to lack of blood, he kills Joanne and his friend. The other patrons witness the attack. Andy flees before he can inject his victims' blood, killing one of the patrons. Andy returns home. Charles commits suicide; as Christine is driving Andy away, he is shot at by police. They pursue him, the chase ends at the graveyard where he had been spending his free time, they discover Andy's decayed corpse writhing in a shallow grave beneath a tombstone on which Andy himself had scrawled his own name and the dates of his birth and death. Christine sobs. Filming took place in Brooksville, Florida, in the fall of 1972, under the working title The Night Walker. Deathdream opened in Tampa, Florida on August 30, 1974. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, Deathdream holds an approval rating of 83%, based on 12 reviews, an average rating of 6.72/10.

Chuck Middlestat of the Albuquerque Journal deemed the film a "light-weight spooker that starts off pretty but builds into a good nail-biter in the last half-hour," but noted the dialogue as weak, adding that "the actors... do as well as they could with sophomoric lines." Glenn Erickson of DVD Talk wrote, "The reason Deathdream works is its superior dramatic staging. The actors are excellent John Marley and Lynn Carlin, both honored for their roles in John Cassavetes' Faces. Clark stages the domestic scenes with a fine simplicity and what we remember the most is the looks of bewilderment on nicely-framed faces." Paul Corupe of DVD Verdict wrote, "Deathdream, the second collaboration by director Bob Clark and screenwriter Alan Ormsby, is a marked artistic and technical leap forward from the pair's overrated debut feature, Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things. A modern spin on the classic "be careful what you wish for" theme, Ormsby's screenplay balances a pointed Vietnam War allegory with pulpier aspects—a "shock" ending, distinct moments of morbid comic relief and beyond-the-grave retribution ripped from the pages of a 1950s horror comic."In The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, academic Peter Dendle wrote, "Though not lively and anti-climactic, the movie sustains a calculated mood of off-centered awkwardness from start to finish, is buttressed by strong acting and plausible dialogue."

Glenn Kay wrote in Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide that Deathdream is "one of creepiest and most thought-provoking works". Blue Underground DVD released a special edition of Deathdream in 2004. Special features include an audio commentary by Bob Clark, an audio commentary by Alan Ormsby, the featurette Tom Savini: The Early Years, the featurette Deathdreaming: Interview with Star Richard Backus, alternate opening titles, extended ending sequence, a poster and still gallery. Deathdream on IMDb Deathdream at Rotten Tomatoes Deathdream at AllMovie

Seamedu School of Pro-Expressionism

Seamedu School of Pro-Expressionism is a full-fledged media school based in Pune, founded in 2008 to produce world-class talent in Media & Entertainment fields. Seamedu provides degree and diploma courses in sub-domains like Filmmaking, Game Art and Development, Visual Effects, Sound Engineering, Photography and Broadcast Journalism; the school has its branches in Pune, Mumbai and Chandigarh. The institute offers specialized courses in game design, sound engineering, photography, music production, mass communication and Broadcast Journalism. Seamedu Film Festival Seamedu Game Meet Seamedu Music Competition, held online for a duration of a month The institution finds several allies in the world of Media and Entertainment and has been associated with reputed individuals and organizations from this domain for over a decade; such industry tie-ups and professional alliances add to the existing quality of faculties that teach at Seamedu. Some known names and faces who have delivered guest lectures and conducted workshops at the college include the likes of: Sumitra Bhave Jabbar Patel Director Sunil Suthankar Rajat Kapoor Mrinal Kulkarni Subodh Bhave Himesh Reshamiya Sound designer for Bollywood movies Vipin Bhatti Girish Kasaravalli Samar Nakhate