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John Craxton

John Leith Craxton RA, was an English painter. He was sometimes called a neo-Romantic artist but he preferred to be known as a "kind of Arcadian". John was the son of his wife Essie, his older brother Harold Antony Craxton became a leading television producer and outside broadcaster. His sister Janet became a notable oboist, he went to Clayesmore School. He was considered to be too young to attend nude life classes. Instead he studied at the Académie Julian and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris during 1939, until the outbreak of war meant he had to complete his studies in London, at Westminster School of Art and the Central School of Arts and Crafts. Between 1941 and 1942, having been rejected for military service, he attended Goldsmiths College toured the wilds of Pembrokeshire with Graham Sutherland in 1943, his first solo exhibition was in London in 1942 at the Swiss Cottage Café, his first major solo show at the Leicester Galleries in 1944. His work was seen as part of the neo-romantic revival, his early pre-1945 work shows the influence of Sutherland and Samuel Palmer, he was heavily influenced by friend and patron Peter Watson.

After the war he travelled to the Isles of Scilly, Istanbul, Italy, but Greece Crete, from 1946 to 1966. He moved permanently to Crete from about 1970, switched between living in Crete and in London; the writer Richard Olney remembered Craxton in Paris, en route to Greece during the summer of 1951. He moved in a bucolic dreamworld, peopled with beautiful Greek goat herders. Soon he left for Greece."In 1951 Craxton was a ballet designer for the production of Daphnis et Chloé by the Sadler's Wells Ballet at Covent Garden, at a time when ballet stage design provided a haven for the neo-Romantic arts. He was able to use his first-hand experience of Greece to inform his ballet designs, he had numerous shows of his paintings in both Greece. A major retrospective show was held at Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1967, his work became more formal and decorative, although still expressing Romantic pastoral themes. He produced the scenery and costumes for the Royal Opera House's 1968 production of Igor Stravinsky's Apollo.

His work was reproduced in magazines such as New Writing, he has illustrated the books of Patrick Leigh Fermor. He produced lithographs for several anthologies edited by Geoffrey Grigson, including Visionary Poems, he was elected Royal Academician in 1993. Craxton lived and worked in both Chania and London, his love of Crete extended to his being one of the British Honorary Consuls there. He died aged 87, survived by his long-term partner Richard Riley. A biography by Ian Collins, John Craxton, was published by Lund Humphries in 2011; the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge held an exhibition of his work from December 2013 to 21 April 2014. 35 paintings by or after John Craxton at the Art UK site Fitzwilliam Museum on-line gallery of Craxton's work Work by Craxton in the British Council collection. J. Taylor's review of a book on John Murray by Humphrey Carpenter that mentions the recent rejection by Waterstone's of a Craxton book cover. Brian Sewell in the Evening Standard early 2010.

Amado V. Hernandez

Amado Vera Hernandez known as Amado V. Hernandez, was a Filipino writer and labor leader, known for his criticism of social injustices in the Philippines and was imprisoned for his involvement in the communist movement, he was the central figure in a landmark legal case. He was born in Manila, to parents from Hagonoy, Bulacan, he grew up and studied at the Gagalangin, the Manila High School and at the American Correspondence School. While still a teenager, he began writing in Tagalog for the newspaper Watawat, he would write a column for the Tagalog publication Pagkakaisa and become editor of Mabuhay. His writings gained the attention of Tagalog literati and some of his stories and poems were included in anthologies, such as Clodualdo del Mundo's Parolang Ginto and Alejandro Abadilla's Talaang Bughaw. In 1922, at the age of 19, Hernandez became a member of the literary society Aklatang Bayan which included noted Tagalog writers Lope K. Santos and Jose Corazon de Jesus. In 1932, he married the Filipino actress Atang de la Rama.

Both of them would be recognized as National Artists: Hernandez for Literature, de la Rama for Theater and Music. His socio-political novels were based on his experiences as a guerrilla, as a labour leader and as a political detainee. Mga Ibong Mandaragit,1969. Luha Ng Buwaya, 1972. Pili sa Pinili, 1964. Isang Dipang Langit Panata sa Kalayaan Ang Mga Kayamanan ng Tao Ang Dalaw Kay Silaw Bartolina Kung Tuyo Na ang Luha Mo Aking Bayan Bayang Malaya Ang Taong Kapos Bayani Sa Batang Walang Bagong Damit Isang Sining ng Pagbigkas Ang Panday Inang Wika Ang Tao Pamana Ang Aklasan Si Atang at ang Dulaan Si Jose Corazon de Jesus at ang Ating Panulaan Hernandez joined the resistance movement when the Japanese invaded in the Philippines in 1941, he was an intelligence operative of the guerilla outfit of Marking and Anderson, whose operations covered Bulacan and the Sierra Madre mountains, throughout the Second World War. While he was a guerilla, Hernandez came in contact with guerillas of the Hukbo ng Bayan Laban sa Hapon, founded by Luis Taruc and other communist ideologues continued by the Philippine Commonwealth troops entered in Bulacan.

It is believed that this was when Hernandez developed sympathies, if not belief, with the communist movement. After the war, President Sergio Osmeña appointed him councilor of Manila during the reconstruction of the war-devastated city, he became president of the defunct Philippine Newspaper Guild in coordination with its editor in chief, Narjeey Larasa. But his most significant activities after the war involved organizing labor unions across the country through the labor federation Congress of Labor Organizations. Influenced by the philosophy of Marx he advocated revolution as a means of change. On May 5, 1947, he led the biggest labor strike to hit Manila at that time; the following year, he became president of the CLO and led another massive labor demonstration on May 1, 1948. In 1950, the Philippine military started a crackdown against the communist movement, had sparked open rebellion in some areas on Luzon island, the CLO headquarters was raided on January 20, 1951. Hernandez was arrested on January 26 on the suspicion that he was among the leaders of the rebellion.

Though the authorities could not find evidence to charge him. The case stirred the interest of civil rights activists in the Philippines and Hernandez was assisted at various times by legal luminaries like Senator Claro M. Recto, former President José P. Laurel and Claudio Teehankee, who would become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, but he remained in prison. It was, he wrote Isang Dipang Langit, which won a Republic Cultural Heritage Award, Bayang Malaya, which won a Balagtas Award. Written in prison was his masterpiece Luha ng Buwaya. Portions of his novel Mga Ibong Mandaragit was written while he was at the New Bilibid Prison, he edited the prison's newspaper Muntinglupa Courier. After five years of imprisonment, the Supreme Court allowed Hernandez to post bail on June 20, 1956, he resumed his journalistic career and wrote a column for the Tagalog tabloid Taliba. He would be conferred awards in prestigious literary contests, like the Commonwealth Literary Contest, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards and journalism awards given by the National Press Club of the Philippines.

On May 30, 1964, the Supreme Court acquitted Hernandez in a decision that would be a landmark in Philippine jurisprudence. The case People of the Philippines vs. Amado V. Hernandez is now a standard case study in Philippine law schools. Hernandez continued to teach after his acquittal, he was teaching at the University of the Philippines when he died on March 24, 1970. The University of the Philippines posthumously conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Humanities honoris causa; the Ateneo de Manila University awarded him its first Tanglaw ng Lahi award. He was posthumously honored as National Artist for Literature in 1973. Together with poet José García Villa, Hernández was the first to receive the title in literature. National Historical Institute, Filipinos in History 5 vols

August Kim

August Kim is an American professional golfer. Kim was born July 1995 to Chris and Piljo Kim, she attended high school at Herricks High School in New Hyde Park, New York and Allen D. Nease High School in St. Augustine, Florida, she competed and placed in a variety of American Junior Golf Association and Junior PGA events and qualified for the 2012 U. S. Women's Amateur. Kim played college golf for Purdue University, where she won three times for the Boilermakers, including the individual Big Ten Championship title in 2016 as a junior. In her 2016–17 senior season, she was named a WGCA First-Team All-American. Kim graduated magna cum laude in 2017 with a degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Biological Sciences. Kim turned pro in the summer of 2017 and started her professional career competing in the Symetra Tour, she has a younger sister, who plays for Vanderbilt University's women's golf team. Kim made her professional debut, finishing tied for 15th, at the Symetra Tour's Four Winds Invitational in June 2017.

Only a few days after her Symetra Tour performance, Kim made her LPGA Tour debut at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In July, she finished second at the Donald Ross Centennial Classic on the Symetra Tour. 2012 E Z GO Vaughn Taylor Championship 2014 Trans Amateur Championship 2015 SMU Dallas Athletic Club Invitational 2016 Big Ten Championship 2017 Henssler Financial IntercollegiateSource: August Kim at the Women's World Golf Rankings official site

France national under-19 speedway team

The France national under-19 speedway team is the national under-19 motorcycle speedway team of France and is controlled by the French Motorcycling Federation. The team participated in the 2008 Team Speedway Junior European Championship, but failed to qualify for the final. Only one rider, Mathieu Tresarrieu, has qualified for the Individual competition final. Riders who stareted in Individual Speedway Junior European Championship: Mathieu Tresarrieu Pavol Pucko Theo di Palma Maxime Mazeau France national speedway team France national under-21 speedway team Fédération Française de Motocyclisme webside

Jim McCluskey

James McCluskey was a football referee from Scotland, who officiated in the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup and the final of UEFA Women's Euro 1991. A former footballer in the early 1970s before becoming an official, he refereed the 1990 Scottish League Cup Final, an Old Firm fixture in which Rangers defeated Celtic 2–1 at Hampden Park, the 1993 Scottish Cup Final where Rangers beat Aberdeen 2–1 at Celtic Park, the 1993 Scottish League Cup Final at Celtic Park in which Rangers overcame Hibernian 2–1, the 1994 Scottish League Cup Final won on penalties by Raith Rovers over Celtic at Ibrox Stadium. With the national cup finals being spread around those locations during the 1990s due to reconstruction work, this gave McCluskey the unique distinction of having refereed such matches at all three venues. McCluskey oversaw the second leg of the 1994 UEFA Cup Final between Inter Milan and Casino Salzburg, altogether took charge of more than 50 FIFA and UEFA matches. To celebrate his career, the Scottish Football Association awarded McCluskey a Scottish Cup Final game for his swansong.

He presided over the 2000 Scottish Cup Final. McCluskey, who worked as a surveyor in Ayrshire in addition to refereeing, died on 14 November 2013, aged 63. Profile at World Referee Profile at EU Football Domestic profile at World Football International profile at World Football

Board of Secondary Education, Odisha

The Board of Secondary Education, Odisha is a board of education for public and private schools under the state government of Odisha, India. The BSE was formed under the Odisha Education Act 1953; the board maintains all the necessary secondary education in the state of Odisha. Under this board various courses are offered to students for different occupations and to prepare the students for university; the BSE affiliates all state schools, private colleges in the state of Odisha. It established and manages the Secondary Board High School, Cuttack, as a model high school; this school shares the same campus as BSE's head office at Cuttack. The board conducts final examinations for various state sponsored courses. OTET HSC Examination CT C. P. Ed Prathama Madhyama NRTS In addition to the central zonal offices in Cuttack, there are 6 branch offices at Bhubaneswar, Baripada, Berhampur and Sambalpur; the revenue district under its jurisdiction includes offices situated at Jajpur, Kendrapara, Angul, Khurda, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Ganjam, Kandhamal Gajapati, Koraput, Malkanagir, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Baragarh, Sonepur and Nuapada.

Department of Higher Education, Odisha Council of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha Odisha Students Association Official website of BSE, Odisha