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Jacqueline Susann

Jacqueline Susann was an American writer and actress. Her first novel, Valley of the Dolls, is one of the best-selling books in publishing history. With her two subsequent works, The Love Machine and Once Is Not Enough, Susann became the first author to have three consecutive #1 novels on The New York Times Best Seller List. Jacqueline Susann was born on August 20, 1918, in Philadelphia, a single daughter to a Jewish couple: Robert Susan, a portrait painter, Rose Jans, a public schoolteacher; as a child, Susann was an inattentive but imaginative student, in the fifth grade scored 140 on an IQ test, the highest in her school. An only child, devoted to her father, Susann was determined to carry on the family name, she decided to be an actress, despite the advice of a teacher. She breaks all the rules, but it works." In 1936, after graduating from West Philadelphia High School, she left for New York to pursue an acting career. Her father told her, ``, be a good actress. Be a people watcher." In New York, in 1937, Susann landed a small role in the Broadway company of The Women, the caustic comedy by Clare Boothe which had opened on December 26, 1936, would run for 657 performances.

She subsequently appeared in such Broadway shows as The Girl from Wyoming, My Fair Ladies, Blossom Time, A Lady Says Yes, which starred Hollywood siren Carole Landis. Only one of her shows following The Women was a hit: Banjo Eyes, starring Eddie Cantor, ran for 126 performances. Together with her friend, actress Beatrice Cole, Susann wrote a play called The Temporary Mrs. Smith, a comedy about a one-time movie actress whose former husbands interfere with her scheme to marry a man of wealth. Retitled Lovely Me, the play, directed by actress Jessie Royce Landis, starring Luba Malina and Mischa Auer, opened on Broadway at the Adelphi Theatre on December 25, 1946. Said to be an "audience-pleaser," the play nonetheless closed after just 37 performances. Four years Susann and Cole wrote another play, Cock of the Walk, to open on Broadway with Oscar-winning actor James Dunn. For reasons which remain unclear, the play was not produced. In 1970, Susann made a brief return to the stage when she appeared in Blanche Yurka's off-Broadway revival of Jean Giraudoux's The Madwoman of Chaillot.

Clive Barnes in the New York Times panned the production. From 1948 to 1950, Susann appeared on The Morey Amsterdam Show, a comedy series, in which she played Lola the Cigarette Girl to Amsterdam's nightclub emcee. In 1951, she hosted Jacqueline Susann's Open Door, the premise of, to help people—most of whom had experienced hardships—find jobs, she appeared in such series as Danger, Studio One, Suspense, but found herself typecast: "I got cast as what I looked like—a glamorous divorcée who gets stabbed or strangled." In the summer of 1956, she appeared in NBC's revival of the panel show This Is Show Business, produced by her husband. In addition to her acting and hosting work, Susann did commercials. In 1955, she became spokesperson for the Schiffli Embroidery Institute. Over the next six years, she wrote and starred in commercials which aired during such shows as New York's local Night Beat, with Mike Wallace, nationally on such shows as The Mike Wallace Interview and The Ben Hecht Show. Sometimes she was joined on the air by Josephine.

Susann energetically promoted the product, made personal appearances on its behalf. One night in the early 1960s, as she was leaving a New York restaurant, Susann heard someone shout, "There's the Schiffli girl!" Susann, realizing that 25 years of hard work had culminated only in recognition as the "Schiffli girl," was discouraged. She appeared in a 1971 episode of the crime drama Mannix. During the mid-1950s, Susann had written a science-fiction novel called The Stars Scream. In the early 1960s, she considered writing a book about show business and drug use, to be entitled The Pink Dolls. In 1962, after encouragement from showman Billy Rose, husband of Susann friend Joyce Mathews, she began to adapt into book form letters she had written about her beloved poodle, Josephine. Published by Bernard Geis Associates on November 14, 1963, Every Night, Josephine! sold 35,000 copies in hardcover, by 1973 sold 1.7 million paperbacks. This affectionate account of Josephine's hijinks earned positive reviews and appeared on Time magazine's best seller list, peaking at #8.

In support of Josephine!, Susann undertook her first book tour, on which she was accompanied by the subject herself. After publishing her novels, Susann cited Josephine! as her favorite of her own books. Valley of the Dolls spans twenty years in the lives of three young women: Anne Welles, the New England beauty who liberates herself from her staid small town by coming to New York, where she falls in love with the dashing Lyon Burke. All three women fall prey to the "dolls," amphetamines and barbiturates, a euphemism which Susann coined

Jorge E. Pérez-Díaz

Jorge E. Pérez-Díaz served as Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico from 1991 to 1992, he was appointed by former Governor Rafael Hernández Colón. Prior to becoming the Attorney General, Pérez-Díaz served as Solicitor General of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, he is Major League Baseball's Senior Vice President and Special Counsel and International Affairs. Pérez-Díaz received his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Fairfield University in 1978 and received his law degree, magna cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law in 1981, he was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Puerto Rico Law Review. Pérez-Díaz received his master's of law from the Harvard Law School in 1983. After law school, Pérez-Díaz served as a judicial clerk for Chief Justice Jose Trias Monge of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico and for Stephen Breyer, a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and future Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. From 1985 to 1986, Pérez-Díaz was the Director of the Federal Litigation Division at United States Department of Justice for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

And from 1986 to 1989, he was the Special Assistant to the Governor in Charge of Federal Affairs in the Office of Governor Rafael Hernández Colón. In 1989, Governor Rafael Hernández Colón appointed Pérez-Díaz the Solicitor General of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and, in 1991, Governor Colón elevated Pérez-Díaz to Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. From 1993 to 2016, Pérez-Díaz was a partner at the law firm of Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In November 2010, Commissioner Bud Selig appointed Perez-Diaz the Major League Baseball's Interim Head of Latin American Oversight where he was responsible for improving operations in Latin America. In March 2016, Commissioner Rob Manfred appointed Pérez-Diaz as Major League Baseball's Senior Vice President and Special Counsel and International Affairs. Pérez-Diaz liaises with the legal counsel of all 30 Major League Baseball clubs and manages various legal issues in the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America.

Pérez-Díaz married Lizette Maldonado Taylor, a former aide to former Governor Rafael Hernandez Colon and former Governor Anibal Acevedo Vila, on December 30, 1989. He has two children, Maria Victoria, born December 12, 1991, Andrea Isabel, born August 26, 1994

Sailing at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Star

The Star was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1984 Summer Olympics program in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California. Seven races were scheduled. 38 sailors, on 19 boats, from 19 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified, PMS = Premature Start, YMP = Yacht Materially Prejudiced = Male, = Female Richard B. Perelman. Official Report Los Angeles 1984,Volume 1: Organization and Planning. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee. Retrieved 2011-01-24. CS1 maint: extra text: authors list Richard B. Perelman. Official Report Los Angeles 1984,Volume 2: Competition and Summary and Results. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee. Retrieved 2011-01-24. CS1 maint: extra text: authors list Kubatko, Justin. "Sailing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Star". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2011-01-26. Hugh Drake & Paul Henderson. Canada's Olympic Sailing Legacy, Paris 1924 - Beijing 2008. Toronto: CYA

Global Development and Environment Institute

The Global Development And Environment Institute is a research center at Tufts University founded in 1993. GDAE conducts research and develops teaching materials in economics and related areas that follow an interdisciplinary approach that emphasizes ecological, cultural and institutional factors; the Institute has produced more than twenty books and numerous articles, policy documents, discussion papers. These materials are being used in academic settings, to enhance the teaching of economics and related subjects, in policy circles, where GDAE researchers are recognized leaders in their fields. Texts and educational modules developed at GDAE are now being distributed and managed through Boston University’s Economics in Context Initiative; this carries forward the effort to develop a “contextual economics” – one that takes full account of humanity’s social and physical environments. GDAE’s current research and educational efforts are centered in three areas: “Land and Climate”, Green Economics, educational materials in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.

GDAE researchers present their research in a series of policy briefs, working papers, at numerous conferences. Publications reflecting GDAE’s earlier research in areas such as globalization and feminist economics are cited and are available for download. Neva Goodwin and William Moomaw are Co-Directors of GDAE. Other members of the research team are Brian Roach and Anne-Marie Codur. Monica Barros is responsible for administration and communications. Gillian Davies, Andrew Tirrell, David Sussman are Visiting Scholars at GDAE, Jeronim Capaldo is a research fellow. Bethany Tietjen and Josephine Watson are GDAE Research Assistants. GDAE’s research program emphasizes ecological health and the correlation between social and economic well-being, they view economic systems in physical contexts of technology and the natural world, as well as in the social/psychological contexts of history, ethics, culture and human motivations. GDAE has extensive publication record, including the production of the ‘In-Context’ series of textbooks and free teaching modules which are now managed by the Economics in Context Initiative at Boston University.

The textbooks in question include Microeconomics in Context, Macroeconomics in Context, Macroeconomics in Context, Principles of Economics in Context and Resource Economics and the soon to be published Essentials of Economics in Context. These textbooks present all the content required of a standard text yet go beyond this material to offer a more holistic approach to understanding economic processes by integrating aspects of history, gender and the environment; the texts come with a full set of supplementary materials including instructor resource material with lecture outlines, a test bank of over 2,000 questions, PowerPoint slides. Detailed student study guides are available for free download. GDAE has produced an extensive set of teaching modules that are designed for use as stand-alone supplements in undergraduate or graduate-level courses; these modules are available as free downloadable PDFs. They range from 25-60 pages, most include discussion questions and glossary; the teaching modules are designed to allow instructors to incorporate the teaching modules into one or more weeks of weeks of semester alongside whatever textbooks they are using.

GDAE produced the six-volume series, Frontier Issues in Economic Thought, published by Island Press. The articles that GDAE researchers selected and summarized for this project focus on the limitations of the mainstream economic paradigm and a wide range of creative efforts that have been and are being made to extend economic understanding. GDAE has produced an electronic collection of publications that are available for free to universities in 138 nations, with special attention to those institutions that are most in need of library resources; the collection, or the Social Science Library, contains over 3,400 full-text journal articles, book chapters and working papers in anthropology, history, social psychology and political science. It includes full bibliographic references to more than 6,000 additional articles; the SSL is available upon request to those. For people who are not in the recipient countries, a web-based version, with the 10,000+ bibliographic entries, but without the full text PDFs is available on request.

In 2000, GDAE established the Leontief Prize. Named in honor Wassily Leontief, Nobel laureate and member of the GDAE advisory board, the annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to economic theory that address contemporary realities and support just and sustainable societies. 2000 – Amartya Sen and John Kenneth Galbraith 2001 – Herman E. Daly and Paul P. Streeten 2002 – Alice Amsden and Dani Rodrik 2003 - No Award Given 2004 – Robert H. Frank and Nancy Folbre 2005 – Ha-Joon Chang and Richard R. Nelson 2006 – Juliet Schor and Samuel Bowles 2007 - Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Stephen DeCanio 2008 - José Antonio Ocampo and Robert Wade 2009 - No Award Given 2010 - Bina Agarwal and Daniel Kahneman 2011 - Nicholas Stern and Martin Weitzman 2012 - Michael Lipton and C. Peter Timmer 2013 - Albert O. Hirschman and Frances Stewart 2014 - Angus Deaton and James K. Galbraith 2015 - Duncan K. Foley and Lance Taylor 2016 - Amit Bhaduri and Diane Elson 2017 - James Boyce and Joan Martinez Alier 2018 - Mariana Mazzucato and Branko Milanovic "Frontier Issues in Economic Thought".

Island Press. Archived from the original on 15 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015."Social Science Library Recipient Countries". Www.a

NMS Viscolul

NMS Viscolul was the most successful and the longest-serving motor torpedo boat of the Romanian Navy during the Second World War. She supported the Siege of Odessa and took part in the Action of 9 July 1941. Viscolul was a Vospers-type motor torpedo boat, one of three purchased by Romania from the United Kingdom; the three boats were launched and completed in 1939 as MTB-20, MTB-21 and MTB-23. They were acquired by Romania in 1940. Along with her sister ships, Viscolul had a displacement of 32 tons, measuring 21.95 meters in length, with a beam of 5 meters and a draught of 1.1 meters. She was armed with two quadruple 7.7 mm machine guns, two torpedo tubes and could carry up to 8 depth charges or 4 mines. Power plant consisted of three Isotta Fraschini petrol engines powering 2 shafts, generating 3,450 hp which gave her a top speed of 40 knots, she had a crew of up to 12. During World War II, she was commanded by Lieutenant-Commander Ion Zaharia, who would command the motor torpedo boat Vedenia and the entire Romanian MTB squadron, consisting of 7 boats.

On 9 July 1941, one week after Romania launched Operation München as part of Operation Barbarossa and Vijelia, together with the 250t-class torpedo boat Năluca, engaged an enemy submarine near Mangalia. Năluca was the first to arrive at the scene and subsequently located and engaged the Soviet Shchuka-class submarine Shch-206. In the first part of the battle, Năluca attacked the submarine with 20 mm rounds, but the latter submerged in order to escape; the Romanian torpedo boat subsequently used depth charges, being soon joined by the two motor torpedo boats. At 2:56 pm, the Soviet submarine was confirmed sunk by Viscolul, none of her crew of 38 survived. On the night of 18 September, during the Siege of Odessa and Vijelia attacked a Soviet convoy south of Odessa, each boat launching her two torpedoes at the closest enemy destroyer. Three of the four torpedoes missed; the fourth torpedo failed to detonate. On 9 November 1941, her sisters Vijelia were sunk near Odessa by Soviet mines. Thus, Viscolul remained the sole MTB of the Romanian Navy for two years, until 7 MAS boats were acquired in August 1943.

By 1944, Viscolul was fitted for escort service. In this capacity, she carried out multiple escort missions in May 1944. Viscolul was captured by Soviet forces in September 1944 and commissioned as TK-955, she was returned 1 year but never commissioned again due to her bad condition

Bebek, Beşiktaş

Bebek is a historic Istanbul neighbourhood that falls within the boundaries and administration of the Beşiktaş district. It is located on Bebek Bay along the European shores of the Bosphorus strait and is surrounded by affluent neighbourhoods such as Arnavutköy and Etiler; the literal meaning of the word "Bebek" in Turkish is "baby", a reference to the neighborhood's attractive positioning on the Bosphorus with its deep, sheltered bay and sweeping views in both directions along the waterway. It is believed to be a shortened form of "Boğaz'ın gözbebeği", which translates as "the pupil of the Bosphorus", or more appropriately, "the apple of Bosphorus' eye", as the literal translation of "pupil" in Turkish is "eye baby". Bebek was a popular residential district under Ottoman rule, continues to be so today, its population reflected the diverse society of the time, still visible in Bebek's historic architecture and contemporary constituencies. Bebek is home to Boğaziçi University, a public university established, one of Turkey's premier institutions of higher education.

The university occupies the buildings and grounds of the now-defunct higher education division of Robert College, a historic American academic institution founded in 1863 by wealthy New York merchant Christopher Robert and American missionary and educator Cyrus Hamlin. Following the coeducational merger of the all-male Robert College with its sister school, the American College for Girls, all operations of the former were moved from Bebek to the wooded Arnavutköy campus of the latter, where it continues to operate. Emirgan Park Rumelihisarı Bebek Alışverişi – Great Istanbul – Bebek neighborhood in Istanbul Association of Bebekians in English– Bebekliler Derneği