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Coffee House Press

Coffee House Press is a nonprofit independent press based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The press’s goal is to "produce books that celebrate imagination, innovation in the craft of writing, the many authentic voices of the American experience." It is considered to be among the top five independent presses in the United States and has been called a national treasure. The press publishes literary fiction and poetry. Coffee House began with Toothpaste, a mimeograph magazine founded by Allan Kornblum in Iowa in 1970. After taking a University of Iowa typography course with the acclaimed Harry Duncan, Kornblum was inspired to turn Toothpaste into Toothpaste Press, a small publishing company dedicated to producing poetry pamphlets and letterpress books. After 10 years of publishing letterpress books, Kornblum closed the press in December 1983. Concerned that the press's lighthearted name belied his serious commitment to the press's authors and readers, Kornblum renamed it Coffee House Press; the press soon began to receive national acclaim.

In the early 1990s, books like Donald Duk by Frank Chin and Through the Arc of the Rainforest by Karen Tei Yamashita drew national attention and helped to cement the press's continuing reputation for publishing exceptional works by writers of color. As Kornblum once described it, "Coffee House Press has published writers of color as writers, as representatives of the best in contemporary literature and foremost—then, only secondly, as representatives of minority communities; that might be one of our most important contributions."In July 2011, after a two-year leadership transition process, Kornblum stepped down to become the press’s senior editor. Chris Fischbach, who began at the press as an intern in 1994, succeeded him as publisher. In 2015, Coffee House partnered with Ruth Curry on the Emily Books imprint. Coffee House has published more than 300 books, with over 250 still in print, releases 15-20 new titles each year, it has earned a reputation for long-term commitment to the authors it chooses to publish.

The press is located in the historic Grain Belt Bottling House in Northeast Minneapolis. Notable books from Coffee House Press include the best-selling Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife by Sam Savage and National Book Award finalists Blood Dazzler by Patricia Smith, I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita. Other national award-winning titles include American Book Award winners Somewhere Else by Matthew Shenoda, The Ocean in the Closet by Yuko Taniguchi, American Library Association Notable Book Miniatures by Norah Labiner and ALA Best First Novels List selection Our Sometime Sister by Labiner. In 2011 Coffee House published Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner, one of the year's most critically acclaimed novels, drawing national and international attention to the press. Other award-winning Coffee House Press authors include Ron Padgett, Anne Waldman, Frank Chin, Kao Kalia Yang, David Hilton, Laird Hunt, Brian Evenson. Coffee House Press Website Submission Guidelines Poets & Writers Profile Consortium Book Sales & Distribution Manuscript Register for the Records of the Toothpaste/Coffee House Press, Special Collections Department, University of Iowa Libraries

Manja (town)

Manja is a small town in Karbi Anglong district of Assam state of India. Manja is situated on bank of river Diphu Nala, it is surrounded with beautiful blue hills. Manja is the starting point of NH 329A. NH 36 pass through it and it connects the other important places; the nearest airport is Dimapur airport, 40 km away and the nearest railway station is Diphu railway station, 16km away. The town is well connected to other important places by Bus service. Don Bosco Junior College Manja Junior College Oxford model English school Assamese high School Baptist English School Jari Teron English School Little Flower School LP Hindi Schools Manja High School Nightingale English School Oxford Model English School South Point English School CCERT, Manja The Next Generation Computech Institute Manja CHC Amar Electronics Anil Electronics Arbind Electronics Bittu Electronics Das Electronics and Repairing Highway Touch Munna Electronics The Next Generation Computech Anil Electronics Bittu Electronics Munna Electronics Network India Ravi Electronics Geeta Hotel Munna Pan Shop Sagar Hotel Tribeni Studio Sri Krishna tailoring

Jah Cure

Jah Cure, or Iyah Cure is a Jamaican reggae musician, raised in Kingston. He was given the name Jah Cure by Capleton. Jah Cure is known as the King of Lovers Rock and Roots Reggae, his first big break came in March 1997 when he released the single "King in this Jungle", a duet with Sizzla. The single was produced by Beres Hammond, he released a steady stream of singles that won him critical and popular acclaim. Beres Hammond took Cure under his tutelage and began mentoring him and producing his music in the studio. In 1998, Cure performed on a European tour and visited several Caribbean Islands with Beres Hammond and the Harmony House Family. In November 1998, while driving around Montego Bay, Cure was pulled over by the police and arrested on charges of gun possession and rape, he was prosecuted before the Gun Court in April 1999, found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Cure was transferred from the St. Catherine Adult Correctional Centre to the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, which had a digital recording studio the inmates could use.

It was there that Cure released three albums and a number of singles, some of which have topped the Jamaican chart. His first album Free Jah's Cure The Album the Truth was released in 2000, it was followed by Ghetto Life in 2003 and Freedom Blues in 2005. More Cure has released the songs "Love Is", "Longing For" and "True Reflections", showing his unique voice and lyrical ability, he was released from jail on parole on 28 July 2007, after serving 8 years of the sentence. Three days his fourth album, True Reflections... A New Beginning was released, his first concert after he was released took place in the Netherlands at the Reggae Sundance festival in August 2007. He was the last and headlining act, he is signed to Iyah Cure Productions and VP Records. In 2008, Jah Cure released. Junior Reid. Universal Cure, Jah Cure's 5th studio album, was to be released on 25 November 2008, but was postponed to a "mid 2009" release; the Universal Cure was released in the US on 14 April 2009. The album features "Hot Long Time", as well as "Mr. Jailer" and "Journey".

The album was the first recorded album since his release from prison. At the end of 2010, following the success of Jah Cure's single "Unconditional Love" featuring Phyllisia, SoBe Entertainment released the second single off Jah Cure's upcoming World Cry album, titled "Like I See It" featuring Rick Ross and Mavado. Jah Cure married TV Host/Producer Kamila Mcdonald on 7 August 2011 in Sandy Bay Hanover. On 20 February 2012 the couple welcomed, their daughter's name means "Beautiful Chief from the heavens". On 11 December 2012, SoBe Entertainment released Jah Cure's 6th studio album, World Cry, digitally to the world; the physical release was scheduled for 29 January 2013. His album The Cure was released in July 2015, it topped the Billboard Reggae Albums chart in its first week of release and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2016. His album "Royal Soldier" was released in August 2019 on VP Records, it debuted at number one on the Billboard Reggae Chart. Singles off the album include "Telephone Love”, "Risk It All", “Life is Real”, “Marijuana” and most "Pretty Face".

Guest appearances on Royal Soldier include Melanie Fiona, Phyllisia Ross, Damian'Jr. Gong' Marley, Tory Lanez, Yami Bolo, Junior Reid. Free Jah's Cure The Album the Truth Ghetto Life * Freedom Blues True Reflections... A New Beginning The Universal Cure World Cry * The Cure * Royal Soldier * Indicates release recognised by Jah Cure Jah Cure's MySpace page Jah Cure Interview BBC 1Xtra Interview after Reggae Sundance in the Netherlands Jah cure interview in French Jah Cure Brings "The Universal Cure" to the World

Paul Deltombe

Paul Edmond Joseph Deltombe, was a French painter and illustrator. It seems that nothing predestined Paul Edmond Joseph Deltombe, born on 6 April 1878 into a family of bureaucrats, for a career as a painter, he had never seen a painting, he claimed when he entered secondary school, the Lycée Saint-Dié, at the age of fourteen. The young student, did display a precocious taste and talent for drawing, his friend and biographer Roger Vrinat recalled that he ‘skipped’ his school breaks to go off and draw, that he assisted his drawing professor in correcting his schoolmates’ exercises.1 With his baccalauréat in hand, the budding artist wanted to study philosophy, a discipline, more apt to satisfy his intellectual inclinations. A pressing health problem, prevented him from attending university, so he chose painting instead. In 1896 Deltombe entered the École des Beaux-Arts de Lille, where he was accepted in the studio of Pharaon de Winter, who had trained several generations of artists from the city, including Médéric Bottin, one of Deltombe's first travelling companions.

Following in his friend's footsteps, Deltombe entered the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1900. He studied for a time under Léon Bonnat, Tony Robert-Fleury, before managing to get himself expelled from the institution. Punished because of his early penchant for Impressionist art, he took refuge in the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, founded in 1902. There he met Henri Matisse, who had joined the Grande Chaumière to study sculpture under the tutelage of Antoine Bourdelle; the friendship that grew between them no doubt owed something to their common roots in the north of France. ‘Rejected’ by the Salon des Artistes Français, just as Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet had been in their day, Deltombe exhibited for several years at the Société Nationale de Beaux-Arts, before finding in the galleries of the Salon des Indépendants both the venue and the works of painter-friends to which he would remain faithfully attached throughout his life. The artists included Matisse, with whom Deltombe renewed earlier ties, above all Paul Signac, the founder of the Indépendants, who introduced the artist to the friends, with him from the start, including the Vice-President of the Salon, Maximilien Luce, with whom Deltombe shared a number of stylistic affinities.

In Deltombe, Signac found an enthusiastic collaborator for organising the yearly Salon des Indépendants. Appointed Deputy Secretary and General Secretary, President Signac, in a letter dated 2 March 1931, congratulates his faithful collaborator on being appointed to the rank of Honorary Vice-President. From his first appearance at the Salon des Indépendants, in 1902, Deltombe proved open to the latest trends in modern art. At that particular show, the famous collector Yvan Morozov bought one of his paintings. Deltombe rubbed shoulders with Matisse at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, through the older painter found himself in the thick of it when the Fauves created a stir at the 1905 Salon d’Automne, where he was showing, they made a clear impact on Deltombe's contemporary still lifes. There he displays a genuine audacity in terms of colour, his Nature morte à l’aubergine, for example would not look out of place in the ‘lions’ den’ of Fauvist artists. Against the picture's intense colours, he sets the restraint of the layout and the rigour of the composition.

This way of constructing his works led one critic of the time to compare his still lifes to earlier ones by Paul Cézanne. In 1912 Deltombe's marriage to a woman from Nantes drew him to the Loire estuary; the following year he painted the Portrait de Madame Paul Deltombe à Pornichet. Meanwhile, he spent a few months in Italy. A token of this voyage of discovery and rite of passage is his Nature Morte au Buste de Donatello, which remains a composition without equal in his career, he painted it in the homeland of the Florentine sculptor before his precipitous return to Nantes: he served for four years in the army's auxiliary services. Making the most of the situation, he and his wife founded three small tapestry studios to provide work for the wives of mobilised soldiers. Yvonne Deltombe taught her charges ‘point de Nantes’, or the Nantes stitch, an advanced technique for canvas which she invented and patented after the war; the only patterns she employed were the tapestry designs painted by her husband.

The quality of her output, however drew commissions from other artists, not insignificant ones, since major figures like Maurice Denis, Pierre Laprade, Félix Vallotton and Louis Valtat turned to the Deltombe studios a number of times to have their paintings transferred to a textile support. The Deltombes’ cartoons and tapestries were exhibited together several times at the Galerie Druet and the Galerie Georges Petit between 1917 and 1926. In 1921 the artist purchased La Marionnière, an estate in Champtoceaux on the banks of the Loire near Nantes. In this retreat in Maine-et-Loire, Deltombe isolated himself from the art scene in Paris, he embraced this life to get back in touch with the foundations of his vocation as a painter, which were built on a love of nature, as Vrinat reminds us in the opening pages of the monograph he devoted to the artist in 1965. During the two decades that followed, Deltombe painted the subtle bends of the Loire, the sunny verdant hillsides of Champtoceaux, the neighbouring areas of Oudon, Drain and La Patache.

The contact with the gentle beauty and life of the Anjou region caused Deltombe's style to evolve towards a subtler poetry which shifted it away from the fullness and restraint of his landsc

Goldwater v. Carter

Goldwater v. Carter, 444 U. S. 996, was a United States Supreme Court case, the result of a lawsuit filed by Senator Barry Goldwater and other members of the United States Congress challenging the right of President Jimmy Carter to unilaterally nullify the Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty, which the United States had signed with the Republic of China, so that relations could instead be established with the People's Republic of China. Goldwater and his co-filers claimed that the President required Senate approval to take such an action, under Article II, Section II of the U. S. Constitution, that, by not doing so, President Carter had acted beyond the powers of his office. Granting a petition for certiorari but without hearing oral arguments, the court vacated a court of appeals ruling and remanded the case to a federal district court with directions to dismiss the complaint. A majority of six Justices ruled. Justices Lewis Powell and William Rehnquist issued two separate concurring opinions on the case.

Rehnquist claimed that the issue concerned how foreign affairs were conducted between Congress and the President, was political, not judicial. Powell, while agreeing that the case did not merit judicial review, believed that the issue itself, the powers of the President to break treaties without congressional approval, would have been arguable had Congress issued a formal opposition through a resolution to the termination of the treaty; this would have turned the case into a constitutional debate between the executive powers granted to the President and the legislative powers granted to Congress. As the case stood, however, it was a dispute among unsettled, competing political forces within the legislative and executive branches of government, hence still political in nature due to the lack of majority or supermajority vote in the Senate speaking as a constitutional institution. Today, the case is considered a textbook example of the political question doctrine in U. S. constitutional law. In 1978, Senator Goldwater filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

The Plaintiffs included Senators Barry Goldwater, Strom Thurmond, Carl Curtis, Jake Garn, Orrin Hatch, Jesse A. Helms, Senator-Elect Gordon Humphrey, Congressman Robert Bauman, Steve Symms, Larry McDonald, Robert Daniel Jr. Bob Stump, Eldon Rudd, John Ashbrook, George Hansen; the defendants of the appeals court include President Jimmy Carter and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. The cause of the court of appeals by the plaintiffs was what the plaintiffs saw, alleged, as the president's "unconstitutional" termination of the 1954 Defense Treaty with Republic of China, violation of Article II and Article VI of the U. S. Constitution and Public Law 95-384. Judge Oliver Gasch upon consideration of the plaintiff's motion to alter or amend the Court's judgment on the case on June 6, 1979, gave the following orders: That the plaintiff's motion to alter or mend the judgement of June 6, 1979 be granted That the defendants' motion to dismiss is denied That the plaintiff's cross-motion for summary judgment be granted The judgment of the Court that defendant President Carter's notice of termination of the 1954 Mutual Defense Treaty Between the United States and the Republic of China must receive the approval of two-thirds of the United States Senate or a majority of both houses of Congress That defendant Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance and his subordinate officers be enjoined from taking any action to implement the President's notice of termination.

Notice of the appeal was entered on October 17, 1979 and written by Alice Daniel, Acting Assistant Attorney General and signed by Attorney David J. Anderson. Prudential considerations persuade me that a dispute between Congress and the President is not ready for judicial review unless and until each branch has taken action asserting its constitutional authority... The Judicial Branch should not decide issues affecting the allocation of power between the President and Congress until the political branches reach a constitutional impasse. Otherwise, we would encourage small groups or individual Members of Congress to seek judicial resolution of issues before the normal political process has the opportunity to resolve the conflict. If the Congress, by appropriate formal action, had challenged the President's authority to terminate the treaty with Taiwan, the resulting uncertainty could have serious consequences for our country. In that situation, it would be the duty of this Court to resolve the issue.

I am of the view that the basic question presented by the petitioners in this case is "political" and therefore nonjusticiable because it involves the authority of the President in the conduct of our country's foreign relations and the extent to which the Senate or the Congress is authorized to negate the action of the President. The issue of decisionmaking authority must be resolved as a matter of constitutional law, not political discretion. Powell and Rehnquist questioned the judicial merit of the case itself. Moreover, Powell stated that this could be a valid constitutional issue. Article II, Section II of the Constitution states that the President cannot make treaties without a Senate majority two-thirds vote; as it stands now, there is no official ruling on whether the President has the power to break a treaty without the approval of Co