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Jean Perréal

Jean Perréal -- sometimes called Peréal, Johannes Parisienus or Jean De Paris -- was a successful portraitist for French Royalty in the first half of the 16th Century, as well as an architect and limner of illuminated manuscripts. He was active in France and in Italy and London as well. Perréal's major patrons were Charles of Bourbon, King Charles VIII, Louis XII and Francis I, all of France, it is mentioned that in honor of Charles of Bourbon he painted escutcheons for the entry of the nobleman to the city of Lyon, but the date of Charles' birth, 1489, the time of the artist's residence in Lyons do not coincide accurately. His most remarkable works are considered to be a portrait of Charles VIII and a miniature piece, Pierre Sala, an image of a poet who, like Perréal, was a royal valet de chambre. A letter from Perréal to Margaret of Austria circa 1511 survives describing the relative merits of marble and alabaster, signed'Jehan Perreal de Paris, votre Valet de Chambre et paintre indigne.'He was an accomplished designer of tombs, theater scenery and ceremonies, including the marriage of King Louis XII and his second wife Mary Tudor.

For the marriage, Perréal was sent to London in 1514, where he executed a portrait of Mary Tudor. Working in a glazed paint pigment on glass, he crafted a unique portrait of Louis XII, entitled Louis XII of France in Prayer; as a sculptural designer, Perréal sketched the design for the tomb of Francis II, Duke of Brittany, executed by the French sculptor Michel Colombe, is now in the cathedral of Nantes. In 1516, he painted an allegorical image, la complainte de nature à l'alchimiste errant, in which a winged figure with arms crossed, representing Nature, sits on a tree stump with branches that have been intricately shaped, with a fire burning in its base, conversing with an alchemist in an ankle-length coat, standing outside of his stone-laid shoreline laboratory. Live resprouting shoots emerge from either side of the tree stump seat to form a fancifully twined and pleached two-story-tall chair back, his style is noted as keeping to the elegant French tradition, as well as a touch of Flemish realism.

Media related to Jehan Perréal at Wikimedia Commons 1498 - Portrait of Charles VIII, Oil, 1516 - The Lament of Nature to the Wandering Alchemist, miniature, 1520 - Portrait of Mary Tudor, Oil on panel

Craig Wishart

Craig Brian Wishart is a former Zimbabwean cricketer, who played Tests and ODIs for 10 years. He played domestic cricket for Midlands as well as the Zimbabwean national team, he is self-employed in Zimbabwe and plays social cricket there. Wishart made his Test debut in 1995 in Harare, he has a Test record batting score of 114, with a 22.40 batting average, a one-day record batting score of 172 not out, achieved against Namibia in the 2003 Cricket World Cup, the sixth highest in World Cup history and the highest scored by a Zimbabwean player in ODIs. Wishart retired in 2005, citing "stress from the problems in local cricket", was one of a number of senior internationals to announce their retirements in protest of the local governing body's controversial decisions during the early 2000s

Another Passenger

Another Passenger is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's seventh album, sixth studio album, released in 1976. For this album, Simon enlisted a new producer, Ted Templeman, as well as his clients, The Doobie Brothers and Little Feat, to provide musical and vocal backing. Another Passenger peaked at No. 29 on the Billboard Pop albums chart. The lead single "It Keeps You Runnin'" peaked at No. 46 on the Pop singles chart and No. 27 on the Adult Contemporary chart, while the second single "Half A Chance" appeared only on the Adult Contemporary chart, peaking at No. 39. Despite the lukewarm commercial reception, the album was, remains, one of Simon's best reviewed works. Ken Tucker, writing in Rolling Stone, called it "Carly Simon's best record", the album has gone on to become a favorite among many of Simon's fans. Film director Terrence Malick appears on the back cover smoking at a bar. On May 8, 1976, four weeks before the album was released, Simon made her first and only appearance on Saturday Night Live, performing "Half A Chance" and "You're So Vain".

"In Times When My Head" was included on Simon's 2002 career spanning collection Anthology, as well as her 2015 compilation Songs From The Trees. All tracks are written except where indicated. Carly Simon – lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, celesta, acoustic piano, electric piano Michael McDonald – acoustic piano, electric piano, backing vocals Bill Paynekeyboards, organ Van Dyke Parks – acoustic and electric pianos, marimba, arrangements Mark T. Jordan – acoustic piano Nick DeCaro – accordion Jeff Baxter – electric guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar Andrew Gold – electric guitar Patrick Simmons – electric guitar James Taylor – guitars, backing vocals, guitar Tom Johnston – acoustic guitar Paul Barrere – electric guitar, slide guitars Laurindo Almeida – guitar Stephen Bruton – electric guitar Lowell George – slide guitar Fred Tackettmandocellos Dr. John – electric rhythm guitar Glenn Frey – guitar Tiran Porterbass Klaus Voormann – bass and acoustic basses Kenny Gradney – bass Bob Glaub – bass John Hartmandrums Keith Knudsen – drums Richie Hayward – drums, backing vocals Jim Keltner – drums Rick Jaeger – drums Andy Newmark – drums Victor Feldmanpercussion, marimba Milt Holland – percussion, congas Robert Greenidge – steel drums Andrew Lovesaxophone solo Bud Shankflute David Campbell – string arrangements, woodwind arrangements Novi Novogviola Kirby Johnson – string arrangements Ellen Kearney – backing vocals Leah Kunkel – backing vocals Linda Ronstadt – backing vocals The Doobie Brothers – backing vocals Jackson Browne – backing vocals Libby Titus – backing vocals Lucy Simon – backing vocals Alex Taylor – backing vocals Producer – Ted Templeman Engineer – Donn Landee Art Direction – Glen Christiensen Design – Anne Gardner Photography – Mary Ellen Mark Management – Arlyne Rothberg, Inc.

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Stephen Evans (diplomat)

Stephen Evans CMG OBE is a British diplomat, on secondment since 2011 as NATO Assistant Secretary General for Operations. Stephen Nicholas Evans was educated at King's College, Taunton gained a BA degree from Bristol University, he served a three-year "short service commission" as a Lieutenant in the Royal Tank Regiment 1971–74 before joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. After studying Vietnamese language at the School of Oriental and African Studies he was Head of Chancery and Consul at Hanoi 1978–80. After Thai language training he was First Secretary at Bangkok 1983–86, he was Head of the Political Section at the Embassy in Turkey 1990–93, Counsellor Economic at the British High Commission in Pakistan 1993–96, on secondment with the United Nations Special Mission to Afghanistan 1996–97. Evans returned to London in 1997 as Head of the OSCE/Council of Europe Department at the FCO. In 1998, he moved within the FCO to become Head of the South Asia Department, before being appointed Chargé d'affaires in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2001.

He moved to become British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in 2002. Between 2006 and 2007, Evans was the British Ambassador to Afghanistan in Kabul, he spent the academic year 2007–08 at Corpus Christi College, gaining the degree of Master of Philosophy in Historical Studies. He resumed his diplomatic career, serving as High Commissioner to Bangladesh 2008–11. In 2011 he was seconded to NATO as Assistant Secretary General for Operations. Evans was appointed OBE in the New Year Honours of 1994, CMG "in recognition of services in support of operations in Afghanistan" in 2002. In 1975 Evans married Sharon Ann Holdcroft, with whom he has two daughters. EVANS, Stephen Nicholas, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, 2013.

IIT Stuart School of Business

The Stuart School of Business is an academic unit of the Illinois Institute of Technology, a private Ph. D.-granting technological university. Stuart offers bachelor's, master's, non-degree programs, as well as graduate certificate programs. In addition to the MBA and MPA, Stuart offers Master of Science programs in Marketing Analytics, Sustainability Management, Finance. Stuart offers dual degrees with Chicago-Kent College of Law, Institute of Design and the College of Science. Stuart offers a Doctoral program in Management Science with concentrations in Finance and Operations. Stuart's Master of Science in Finance program is taught by a team of 12 full-time faculty and a number of adjunct faculty drawn from the local financial services industry. One of the largest specialized finance programs in the United States, Stuart's M. S. Finance program had 300 enrolled students in Fall 2013. Students can specialize in concentrations including: alternative investments, corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, financial econometrics, financial engineering, financial markets, financial programming, high frequency trading, investment management, risk management, trading.

These concentrations provide students with focused knowledge in their preferred career area. Stuart provides a variety of extra- and co-curricular activities for students, including: Stuart Investments, CFA Competition, CME Trading Competition, participation in professional societies. M. S. Finance was ranked 6th in the United States and 33rd globally overall in the 2015 Financial Times survey of M. S. Finance programs. Professor John F. O. Bilson is the director of the M. S. Finance program; the graduate program in Public Administration encompasses the disciplines of political science and sociology, with special emphases in the fields of urban government and community affairs, policy analysis and management of work, public finance, public safety, nonprofit management. Illinois Tech has offered educational programs in public administration since the 1940s with Herbert A. Simon's groundbreaking, interdisciplinary work, has awarded the Master of Public Administration degree, the most recognized professional credential, since the mid-1960s.

Stuart is located in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, United States. 1969 Year of foundation of the Stuart School of Business. 1971 Year Full-time MBA program was founded. 1980 Year Part-time MBA program was founded. 1999 Stuart achieved accreditation from AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 2005 Knapp Entrepreneurship Center founded. 2007 Center for Strategic Competitiveness established. 2007 Year of foundation of Center for the Management of Medical Technology. Stuart is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; as part of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. A team of five students from the Stuart School of Business won the 2012 CFA Institute Research Challenge’s Americas Regional final, defeating teams from 45 universities to advance to the global final; the team presented investment research and recommendations for Zebra Technologies Corporation, which has an extensive portfolio of bar code, receipt and kiosk supplies, RFID printers, real-time location solutions.

The team's work was based on interactions with Zebra's senior executives, investment thesis and risks analysis, financial modeling, comparable benchmarking, scenario creation. The global final included three other teams from Thailand and the United States, with Illinois Tech's team representing the CFA Society of Chicago. Center for Strategic Competitiveness Center for Financial Markets Center for Sustainable Enterprise Illinois Tech Leadership Academy Interprofessional Projects Program Programs Offered Masters in Business Administration Master of Public Administration Masters of ScienceSustainability Management Finance Marketing Analytics Professional MastersMathematical Finance PhD in Management ScienceFinance Operations Dual DegreesMBA / MS JD/MBA MBA / MPA MDes / MBA MBA / MSF MS / JD MPA / JD MPA / BS Bachelor of Science Certificates programs Public Administration Certificates John Calamos, Billionaire money manager Carl S. Spetzler CEO Strategic Decisions Group. IIT Stuart School of Business, official site IIT Stuart School of Business, official LinkedIn University Page

Ernley Blackwell

Sir Ernley Robertson Hay Blackwell was a British lawyer and career civil servant. As chief legal advisor to the Cabinet, Blackwell was involved in the prosecution of Roger Casement, authorised the circulation of his disputed Black Diaries. Blackwell was born on 6 June 1868 in St Andrews, Scotland, the youngest son of Surgeon-Major James Hay Blackwell, H. E. I. C. S. and his wife, Eliza Jane Robertson of 3, Gillespie St Andrews. Blackwell was educated at Trinity College, where, as captain of school, he early displayed leadership skills, combining these with sporting prowess, as captain of the 1st XI, 1st XV, of the golf team. Destined for the legal profession, Blackwell was called to the Bar from the Inner Temple in 1892. Subsequently, he spent his career in Whitehall as a member of the British Civil Service, rising to senior appointments, first as Assistant Secretary at the Home Department from 1906 to 1913, as Legal Assistant Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office from 1913 until his retirement in 1933.

He was awarded CB in the 1911 Coronation Honours. As chief legal advisor to the Cabinet, Blackwell was involved in the prosecution of Roger Casement, authorised the circulation of his disputed Black Diaries, advising the Cabinet in July 1916: "I see not the slightest objection to hanging Casement and afterwards giving as much publicity to the contents of his diary as decency permits so that at any rate the public in America and elsewhere may know what sort of man they are inclined to make a martyr of. I understand that several members of the Government are inclined to the opinion that it may be inexpedient to execute Casement. I suppose it is feared that in addition to the American question the hanging of Casement may interfere with the Irish settlement. If Casement had been taken to Dublin a few days he would of course have been courtmartialled and shot and would have been a l5th martyr; the shooting of the 14 leaders is said to have given a great impetus to the Sinn Fein movement. I am inclined to think that the rebellion itself and its results have given the impetus and that the situation today would have been much the same whether Pearse and the rest had been shot or sent to Portland with a confident expectation of amnesty and early release.

Casement's value as a martyr is a good deal discounted. His private character is by this time pretty known in London. The'Daily Express' on three occasions has stated that he is a moral degenerate addicted to unmentionable offences and has cited his'diaries’ in proof." In 1918, due to worries over the large number of firearms left in private hands following World War I, the concern that they would be used by "savage or semi-civilised tribesmen in outlying parts of the British Empire" or by an "anarchist or intellectual malcontent of the great cities whose weapons are the bomb and the automatic pistol.", a Committee on Firearms Control was struck with Blackwell as its chairman. The report it issued recommended "stringent regulation" of rifles and small arms as "the number of persons who can urge any reasonable ground for possession of a revolver or pistol is small the danger attending the indiscriminate possession of such weapons is obvious", conclusions which led to the passage of the Firearms Act 1920.

Following his retirement, Blackwell's continued interest in legal matters was shown by his 1934 appointment as chairman of the statutory committee of Britain's Pharmaceutical Society, to which he had been elected an honorary member in 1928. He exercised that position until 1939. Among other interests, he was a first-class golfer who captained The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in 1933, he served as the first president of The Civil Service Golfing Society from 1922 until his death. In 1924, the Club instituted The Sir Ernley Blackwell Trophy, he was a member of the Zoological Society from 1914. His brother, Edward Blackwell, a skilled golfer, placed second in the 1904 Amateur Championship. Blackwell was married at the age of 69 to Kitty, Lady Blackwell, of 7, Hay Hill, London, W.1, who survived him. There were no children of this union. Blackwell died at Radlett, England on 21 September 1941, aged 73, he was buried in the Blackwell family grave in St Andrews Eastern Cemetery, St Andrews, Scotland