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Javary River

The Javary River, Javari River or Yavarí River is a 1,184 km tributary of the Amazon that forms the boundary between Brazil and Peru for more than 500 mi. It is navigable by canoe for 900 mi from above its mouth to its source in the Ucayali highlands, but only 260 were found suitable for steam navigation; the Brazilian Boundary Commission ascended it in 1866 to the junction of the Shino with its Jaquirana branch. The country it traverses in its sinuous course is level, similar in character to that of the Juruá. There are a number of small private reserves along the river; the town of Benjamin Constant lies at the mouth of the river, on the Brazilian bank

Franklin Henry Giddings

Franklin Henry Giddings was an American sociologist and economist. Giddings was born at Connecticut, he graduated from Union College. For ten years he wrote items for Massachusetts Republican and the Daily Union. In 1888 he was appointed lecturer in political science at Bryn Mawr College. From 1892 to 1905 he was a vice president of the American Academy of Social Science, his most significant contribution is the concept of the consciousness of kind, a state of mind whereby one conscious being recognizes another as being of like mind. All human motives organize themselves around consciousness of kind as a determining principle. Association leads to conflict which leads to consciousness of kind through communication, toleration, co-operation, alliance; the group achieves a self-consciousness of its own from which traditions and social values can arise. In 1914 he became one of the inaugural Fellows of the American Statistical Association; the Modern Distributive Process. The Theory of Sociology; the Principles of Sociology.

The Theory of Socialization. Elements of Sociology. Democracy and Empire. Inductive Sociology. Descriptive and Historical Sociology. Works by Franklin H. Giddings at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Franklin Henry Giddings at Internet Archive Works by Franklyn Henry Giddings, at Hathi Trust Works by Franklyn Henry Giddings, at Unz.org Interview on the economic aspects of the War by Edward Marshall, New York Times. Published January 9, 1915 Franklin Henry Giddings at Find a Grave

Sällskapet (band)

Sällskapet is a Swedish rock band formed by Pelle Ossler, Joakim Thåström and Niklas Hellberg. Sällskapet is a Swedish electronic post-industrial rock band that appeared in 2007 and is headed by the rock legend Thåström. Other band members include Niklas Hellberg; the band existed as a secret hobby band for three years before appearing publicly in 2007 with the release of their first, self-titled, album. The album contained ten songs and a bonus DVD with music videos for five songs and the bonus track "Nattportiern". Sällskapets music is described as industrial and with Kraftwerk influences. Jan Gradvall of Dagens Industri described it as what blues would have sounded like if it would have its roots in Ruhr instead of Memphis. Half the songs are instrumental. On 10 April 2013, the band released their new album Nowy Port. Joakim Thåström – lead vocals, guitar Niklas Hellberg – keyboards, programming, sound effects, scrap Pelle Ossler – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano Susanna Bergström Sällskapet – Hellberg, Ossler, Thåström dagensarbete.se Retrieved: 2009-08-04 Fredrik Welander En livboj av cement, pt.

III dagensskiva.com Retrieved: 2009-08-04 Göran Holmqvist Ossler och Thåström har ett sällskap ihop hd.se Retrieved: 2009-08-04 Maria K. Broman Thåströms nya band släpper cd expressen.se Retrieved: 2009-08-04 Lasse Frack Omslaget mest spännande i Sällskapet fria.nu Retrieved: 2009-08-04 David Borgerius Thåström släpper nytt - i gott sällskap tv4.se Retrieved: 2009-08-04 Official Homepage MySpace

Alan Lake Chidsey

Alan Lake Chidsey was an American secondary educator. Chidsey was born in Pennsylvania, he continued his education at Harvard University. In 1934 he married Ellis Cochran Brown from Connecticut, they had Peter Chidsey and Ellen Chidsey Hays. A professional educator and school administrator, before World War II, Chidsey served as headmaster of the Pawling School in Pawling, New York and as principal of the now-defunct Arizona Desert School in the Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona. Military service interrupted his career as a school administrator. In 1942, he was inducted as a lieutenant in the United States Army. Rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel by 1945, Chidsey served in a variety of administrative positions in Washington, D. C. and developed educational materials for the wartime Army. After World War II, Chidsey served as assistant dean of students of the University of Chicago, with supervision over undergraduate activities. In 1946 a group of prominent Houstonians invited Chidsey to their city to discuss the establishment of a coeducational private school.

He was asked to spearhead efforts which led to the establishment of St. John's School, located in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston. Though St. John's opened with 344 students and a small campus linked to St. John the Divine Church, it grew into a large, independent school with a sizeable campus scattered over several city blocks in central Houston. Chidsey served as headmaster of St. John's from its founding until May 1966, when he was succeeded by Elwood Kimball Salls. Chidsey shaped the school in its formative years, he supplied the school's seal, a near-exact replication of the Trinity-Pawling seal. Chidsey was the author of several books, including historical works on Rustam and Romulus; the Northumberland County Historical Society Bulletin, pp. 237–238 Union College Academic Register 2005-2006, p. 192 History of St. John's School

I Dood It

I Dood It is a 1943 American musical-comedy film starring Red Skelton and Eleanor Powell, directed by Vincente Minnelli, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The screenplay is by Fred Saidy and Sig Herzig and the film features Richard Ainley, Patricia Dane, Lena Horne, Hazel Scott. John Hodiak plays a villain in this production, just his third movie role. Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra provide musical interludes. Skelton plays an "average Joe", madly in love with Constance Shaw, a big Broadway musical star. Much to his surprise, Constance agrees to marry him, thinking he's a rich mining tycoon, much of the film deals with the consequences of this misunderstanding. Powell's most notable performance in the film comes near the beginning when she executes a complex dance routine involving lariats and cowboys. Powell, in her introduction to the book Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance, recalled that she knocked herself unconscious while rehearsing a stunt for this sequence involving a rope and had to don a football helmet to protect herself.

The final dance scene with Powell was taken from Born to Dance. Many of the physical gags were done by Buster Keaton in the film Spite Marriage. Keaton had an uncredited role in writing gags for some of Skelton's early MGM films. Skelton and Powell had worked together in Ship Ahoy. In that film, they appeared with Jimmy's brother; this was Powell's final starring role at MGM. After this, she would make a cameo appearance in Thousands Cheer, play a lead role in the United Artists film Sensations of 1945, return to MGM for a cameo in Duchess of Idaho before retiring from the screen for good; the rather ungrammatical title was from one of Red Skelton's radio catchphrases of the day. In 1942 Jack Owens, The Cruising Crooner, wrote a song for Skelton based on it: "I Dood It!", but that song does not appear in this film. The film opens with the Jimmy Dorsey orchestra performing Count Basie's "One O'Clock Jump"; as the tempo and energy of the music increases several couples can be seen dancing in the confined space in front of their theater seats, other fans leave their seats to stand in front of the band stage.

Dance direction in the film was by Bobby Connolly, the "Western Rope Dance," assisted by Bob Eberly and Jimmy Dorsey's Orchestra, is the second scene in the film. Red Skelton as Joseph Rivington Renolds Eleanor Powell as Constance Shaw Richard Ainley as Larry West Patricia Dane as Suretta Brenton Sam Levene as Ed Jackson Thurston Hall as Kenneth Lawlor Lena Horne as Lena Horne Hazel Scott as Hazel Scott Butterfly McQueen as Annette According to MGM records the film earned $1,615,000 in the US and Canada and $542,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $319,000. I Dood It on IMDb I Dood It at the TCM Movie Database

Leo Chamberlain

The Very Reverend Dom Leo Chamberlain OSB was master of St Benet's Hall, Oxford, a monk of Ampleforth Abbey, headmaster of Ampleforth College. Educated at Ampleforth, Leo Chamberlain subsequently attended Oxford University between 1958 and 1961, holding the Burn Open Scholarship in History, following his graduation took a post at Ampleforth teaching history and politics. Having taken monastic vows he was ordained priest in 1968. Responsible for a number of innovations, he became the school's youngest housemaster in 1972, was appointed head of history shortly afterwards. Becoming headmaster of Ampleforth in 1992, he oversaw the first admission of girls to what had been a single sex college. Having retired from teaching in December 2003, he became master of St Benet's Hall on 1 September 2004, he retired as Master in 2007 and was succeeded by Felix Stephens and became parish priest of St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Yorkshire. Leo Chamberlain was born on 13 August 1940 in Kent during the Battle of Britain.

His father, from a Catholic Lancashire family in 1895, had been the second Ampleforth alumnus to hold an open Award at Oxford. He had joined the army in 1914, became a professional soldier, accepting a captain's commission in the new Army Education Corps in 1920. Leo's mother, was born in India. After her own father's early death, she went to the Lawrence school on Mount Abu, followed her mother into training as a nurse, her training incomplete, she nursed her mother in her last illness and returned to England and work as a governess. His parents met in Blackheath, his father’s military career meant that, according to his mother, the family lived in 18 different homes in Leo's childhood and youth. The war was spent in Edinburgh while Colonel Chamberlain pioneered the work of Army Education for the armies in Italy. After that came a move to Harrogate which, off and on, was to be the main family base after. After an interval in Egypt, marred by discovery of ill health, said to be an obscure form of tuberculosis, Leo went to Gilling Castle, Ampleforth’s prep school, in 1949, but spent most of the next two years in the hands of doctors in England and Switzerland.

On the road to recovery, he went back to Ampleforth and entered the Upper School in 1954. An early enthusiasm for rugby was ended when the doctors forbade contact sport, not a route to popularity or distinction in a sports conscious school. Academic progress brought a modest crop of O levels and entry three years running to A level, ending satisfactorily, he had achieved commoner entry to University College in the same year, matriculated in 1958 at 18 years old. This meant that he was still eligible for the scholarship examination, that friendly College awarded him the Open Burn scholarship, the top history scholarship at the end of his first term. Leo Chamberlain took his simple vows at Ampleforth in 1962, followed by the usual course of study towards ordination, all at Ampleforth, combined with the teaching of History and other activity in the school. Solemn vows came in 1965 and ordination as a priest in 1968. Life was not all teaching, he established the College bookshop on a more ambitious scale from 1968, ran the business side of the Ampleforth Journal, for some 25 years built up the golf course with devoted teams of boys who preferred looking after grass to games.

Altogether, he tended to stick with jobs. In 1972 he held the job for 20 years, he was named the head of history several years holding that appointment for nearly as long. There was time to support Christians under persecution in central and eastern Europe, he worked for a time with the Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need, for a long period with Keston Institute, promoting directly aid to the Church and people of Poland in the Solidarity period, and, in 1990 set up the first major international conference of Christians from east and west at Ampleforth. In 1992 he was appointed headmaster of Ampleforth, leading the school through a period of change and development. Between 1992 and 2003, the school's A level pass rates rose beyond grade inflation, the school's facilities underwent redevelopment. £20m was invested in the school over a ten-year period. Girls arrived in the sixth form in 2001, their introduction at 13+ was planned for 2004, he continued teaching A level history into his fortieth year of teaching at that level, valuing the contact and the discussion offered by his sets, benefiting from the open friendliness and friendship of generations of Amplefordians.

He retired in December 2003 at age 63, became Master of St Benet's Hall in September 2004, retiring in 2007. Oration by the Vice-Chancellor, Oxford University Gazette, Supplement to no. 4818 Wednesday 3 October 2007, p. 100 A short history of Golf at Ampleforth