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Ralph W. Moss (writer)

Ralph Walter Moss is an American author whose writings promote complementary and alternative cancer treatments. In 1974, he earned a PhD in Classics from Stanford University. Moss served as a science writer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in the 1970s, he was fired in 1977 by Sloan-Kettering after publicly accusing the institution of suppressing information on laetrile, a now-discredited alternative cancer treatment. He has subsequently served on the advisory board of the Office of Alternative Medicine, he markets Moss Reports covering various forms of alternative medicine, his book The Cancer Industry was negatively reviewed by Quackwatch, who noted that "the book is dangerous because it may induce desperate cancer patients to abandon sound, scientifically based medical care for a worthless "alternative." Http://cancerdecisions.com - Moss' website

Jeffrey Ballinger

Jeffrey Ballinger is an American labor organizer and writer, is the founder of Press for Change, a labor group opposed to sweatshop practices. Ballinger is noted by The New York Times for having "exposed exploitation of factory workers in Asia." He is the editor of the book Behind the Swoosh. Ballinger is a former Massachusetts candidate for the House of Representatives in the United States Congress. Ballinger has worked overseas as a labor organizer with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, he is a resident of Massachusetts. He was the first writer to report in the media on unethical business practices by shoe and sports apparel manufacturer Nike in the early 1990s. In 1991 he published a critique of Nike's reliance on sub-minimum wages, child labor and bad workplace and labor organizing environment in Indonesia, followed up with an article he authored for Harper's Magazine in 1992. In 1996 he conceded that investments in Indonesia may help lift workers from poverty but asked "why does the process have to be so brutal?"Ballinger co-founded a non-governmental agency called Press for Change that continued to focus attention on Nike's questionable business model, helping to bring an altered corporate approach from by the end of the 1990s.

Ballinger stated to The New York Times that he believed Nike was on track to address the sweatshop issues that had led to criticism from figures such as Michael Moore and the comic strip Doonesbury. However, in 2005 he remained skeptical when Nike, in a unprecedented action, released a list of over 700 factories worldwide that manufactured Nike products, he urged the Obama administration in 2009 to connect with labor activists in Asia and Central America, recommended that the newly-elected Democrats "look for empowering projects to assist workers directly in local struggles and, use survey-research tools to build a database available to local legal aid groups and labor activists." Ballinger has been critical of tech giant Apple, writing in 2012 "In sum, Apple is now doing what Nike has been doing for nearly 15 years: the apology-plus-transparency formula, straight out of the manuals offered by reputation management consultants." In 2017 Ballinger again blasted Nike, noting in CounterPunch that the apparel corporation had worked in multiple ways to silence media critics.

In 2018, Ballinger wrote "Democrats have made little or no effort to explain how government helps and how laws protect us, leaving the door wide open for anti-government zealots like Bannon, the Koch brothers, the Mercers and their ilk." In 2018 Ballinger became a Democratic candidate for the United States Congress. Running in Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district, he sought to replace the retiring Niki Tsongas, stating at the time of the announcement of his candidacy in February 2018 that he was "the only legit organizer in the field. I have a track record. I'm a muckraker... If get subpoena power, you need a guy like me to go through Trump's records." He joined others in pledging to support and vote for a three term-limit for House seats and two terms for Senate seats. In late August 2017, the Boston Globe asked Ballard "when you talk to voters in the district, what's their most pressing concern, why do you think you're the best person to address it in Congress?" Ballinger replied Corporations have such a pervasive influence in Washington that people don't believe that elected representatives can address the problems of the country.

My skills as a corporate crime fighter organizer are key to rallying people to demand reform. Politicians won't get money out of Congress. Ballinger was endorsed for the Congressional seat by Ralph Nader, who cited Ballinger's long history as a fighter of corporate crime. United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2018 Ballinger for Congress website Ballinger's Nike Sweatshop timeline

Wild Boys

Wild Boys is an Australian television period drama series that began airing on the Seven Network on 4 September 2011. It is produced by Sarah Smith from Southern Star and John Holmes; the series is set in and around the fictional town of Hopetoun and principally filmed in Wilberforce on the Hawkesbury and Glenworth Valley on the New South Wales Central Coast. The series premiered in the UK on TCM UK on 3 March 2013; the series was not renewed for a second season due to low viewership. The pilot episode establishes the character of Jack Keenan and his friend Dan Sinclair, bushrangers in 1860s' colonial New South Wales, their robberies target those travelling by horse and cart as they carry with them a large amount of valuables. One such robbery attempt proves to be unsuccessful and another bushranger, assists them but lets his identity slip. One of the victims of this robbery is the new Police Superintendent of Hopetoun, Francis Fuller and he wants to kill Jack and Dan at any cost. Jack returns to the town and stays at the inn owned and run by Mary Barrett with whom he has a relationship.

Mary however is angry at Jack. Fuller searches the town for Jack and Dan and catches them at the inn, but does catch and kills Hogan who he recognised from the robbery. Fuller ambushes Jack and Dan on another robbery attempt and they are captured. On the way to their trial at court Fuller plans to kill Jack, Dan and an innocent farrier Conrad Fischer, arrested under the pretence that he stole a horse, he wishes to eliminate Conrad as he knows that Emelia Fife, the mayor's daughter has feelings for Conrad and Fuller too likes her. When the three men realise that they are about to be killed, they escape from the cart, hijack the horses and ride off. In order to pay for new guns they decide to rob the Hopetoun police station of the police payroll. Conrad refuses to help them claiming that he is not a bushranger and will not take part in criminal activities but when he sees that they are in trouble he creates a diversion and saves them. Hence the boys decide to give him a part of their earnings and he decides to go try his luck with the Gold Rush and heads off away from town as it is now unsafe to return.

Emelia is informed by Francis that Conrad has been killed and she is distraught and knows that Francis accused him due to his anger that she rejected him. However Conrad visits her before departure and they both admit their feelings for each other and Conrad tells her that he will return for her and will try and strike it rich at the gold mines. Dan too decides to take a break for a few days and meet up with Jack. Jack heads off to another family house who offer him a place to stay and a warm meal however that night he hears screaming only to see the head of the family killed and as he walks out to take a look he is shot and knocked out by a masked figure. Daniel MacPherson as Jack Keenan Zoe Ventoura as Mary Barrett Michael Dorman as Dan Sinclair David Field as Captain Gunpowder Nathaniel Dean as Mick Scanlon Alexander England as Conrad Fischer Anna Hutchison as Emelia Fife Christopher Stollery as James Fife Jeremy Sims as Francis Fuller Krew Boylan as Ruby Rutherford Mathew Burn as Bill the Barman Jeremy Lindsay Taylor as Brady Caroline Brazier as Catherine Kai Lewins as Tom Barrett Jamie Timony as Clarke Thompson Matthew Burn as Bill the Barman Wild Boys on IMDb Wild Boys on 7plus

Christian F├╝rchtegott Gellert

Christian Fürchtegott Gellert was a German poet, one of the forerunners of the golden age of German literature, ushered in by Lessing. Gellert was born at Hainichen at the foot of the Erzgebirge. After attending the school of St. Afra in Meissen, he entered Leipzig University in 1734 as a student of theology, but in 1738 Gellert broke off his studies as his family could no longer afford to support him and became a private tutor for a few years. Returning to Leipzig in 1741, he contributed to the Bremer Beiträge, a periodical founded by former disciples of Johann Christoph Gottsched who had revolted against the pedantry of his school. Owing to shyness and poor health, Gellert gave up the idea of entering the ministry. However, he completed his magister degree in 1743 and qualified as a university lecturer in 1744. In 1745 he established himself as a Privatdozent in philosophy at the university of Leipzig, lecturing on poetry and moral philosophy. In 1751 he was appointed extraordinary professor of philosophy, a post he held until his death at Leipzig in 1769.

Gellert was esteemed and venerated by his students, others who knew him, due in great part to his personal character. He wrote in order to raise the religious and moral character of the people, to this end employed language which, though at times prolix, was always correct and clear, he thus became one of the most popular German authors, some of his poems enjoyed a celebrity out of proportion to their literary value. His immensely successful collection of fables and stories in verse, Fabeln und Erzählungen, first published in 1746, with a second part appearing in 1748, established his literary reputation. A comparably popular collection of religious poems and hymns, Geistliche Oden und Lieder, appeared in 1758. Not a little of Gellert's fame is due to the time when he wrote; the German literature of the period was dominated by Gottsched's school. A band of high-spirited youths, of whom Gellert was one, resolved to free themselves from what were seen as the conventional trammels of such pedants, began a revolution, consummated by Schiller and Goethe.

Karl Philipp Moritz, in the context of his travels in England in 1782, remarked: "Among us Germans... I can think of no poet's name beyond Gellert's which comes into the minds of the common people."The fables, for which Gellert took La Fontaine as his model, are simple and didactic. His religious poems were adopted as hymns by Protestants alike; the best known of his hymns is "Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur". Gellert wrote a few sentimental comedies: Die Betschwester, Die kranke Frau, Das Los in der Lotterie, Die zärtlichen Schwestern, the last of, much admired, his novel Leben der schwedischen Gräfin von G. a weak imitation of Samuel Richardson's Pamela, is remarkable for being the first German attempt at a psychological novel. Besides lecturing to large audiences on moral matters, Gellert maintained a wide-ranging correspondence with both strangers and friends with those seeking advice on moral questions. Regarded by many correspondents as a teacher of good writing style, in 1751 he published a volume of model letters, along with an essay on letter-writing.

See Gellert's Sämtliche Schriften. Sämtliche Fabeln und Erzählungen have been published separately, the latest edition in 1896. A selection of Gellert's poetry can be found in Die Bremer Beiträge. For studies of Gellert's life and work see lives by J. A. Cramer, H. Döring, H. O. Nietschmann. Gellert's Other Poems. Translated by J. A. Murke. Fables and Tales by the German Aesop, C. F. Gellert. Translated by John W. Van Cleve. Beethoven set to music six of Gellert's poems as Sechs Lieder Gellerts am Klavier zu singen; some of Gellerts poems became hymns, such as "Wenn ich, o Schöpfer, deine Macht". In 1857 Berthold Auerbach paid tribute to Gellert in his story "Gellerts letzte Weihnachten", published in his Deutscher Familienkalender. Works by Christian Fürchtegott Gellert at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Christian Fürchtegott Gellert at Internet Archive Works by Christian Fürchtegott Gellert at LibriVox Gellert, Christian Fürchtegott.. 1. Leipzig: bey M. C. Weidmanns Erben und Reich, und Caspar Fritsch.

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Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre

Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre, in full Église Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre, is a Melkite Greek Catholic parish church in Paris and one of the city's oldest religious buildings. Built in Romanesque style during the 13th century, it is situated in the 5th arrondissement, on the Left Bank of the Seine River, about 500 meters away from the Musée de Cluny and in the proximity of the Maubert-Mutualité Paris Métro station, it shares a city block with the Square René Viviani. A Roman Catholic place of worship, Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre was built in stages from the 12th to the 19th centuries, granted to the Eastern Catholic Melkite community in 1889, its design was modified several times, the resulting church is smaller in size than planned. The church was dedicated to two medieval French saints of the same name: Julian of Le Mans and a figure from the region of Dauphiné. "The poor" is said to originate from Julian of Le Mans, whose dedication to the cause of the poor was considered exemplary. Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre replaced a Merovingian refuge for pilgrims, or an older church dating back to the 6th century.

The earliest mention of such a site was found in texts authored by Gregory, bishop of Tours, who resided there during the rule of Chilperic I, king of Neustria. A synagogue serving the Jewish residents the oldest in the city, was located in its environs; the new building, inspired by either the Notre Dame Cathedral or the Saint Pierre de Montmartre church, was begun ca. 1165-1170. The building effort was supported by the Clunaic monastic community of Longpont, their enterprise resulted in the completion of the choir and, most the nave. According to 16th century chronicler Étienne Pasquier, the site was connected with the University of Paris foundation, serving as a site for its College of Sorbonne of theology and arts, after the resulting split between the faculties, only as the School of Arts. All early construction seems to have stopped ca. 1250. In 1651, following several centuries of neglect, two of the original bays in the nave were demolished, a northwestern facade was added. After more than a century, during the French Revolution, the building was listed for demolition, suffered more damage as a result.

Before the second half of the 19th century, Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre underwent restoration under the direction of architect Franz Christian Gau. In 1889, under the Third French Republic, the church was awarded to the Melkite Catholic community in Paris. In preparation for this, significant restoration was again carried out; the arrangement was criticized by writer Joris-Karl Huysmans, who objected to introducing non-traditional forms to an old scenery: "This intrusion of the Levant into Saint-Séverin parish is in absolute disagreement with the surroundings." On April 14, 1921, Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre was a venue for one of the last major performance art experiments in the history of the Dada avant-garde trend. Deemed a "Dada excursion", the event involved writers Tristan Tzara, André Breton, Philippe Soupault, as well as artist Francis Picabia; the group printed a pamphlet which read: "Today, at 15:00 hours, in the garden of St-Julien-le-Pauvre church, Dada extends a free invitation to its friends and enemies to join it in visiting the church's buildings.

It will not be an anticlerical demonstration, as one would be inclined to believe, but rather a new interpretation of nature applied this time not to art, but to life." As they distributed copies, they shouted insulting or provocative slogans to passers-by: "Be dirty!... One must trim his nose as one trims his hair!... One must wash her breasts like she washes facecloths..."The "Dada excursion", conceived as a manner to revive the public's awareness of Dada, failed to gain needed attention, together with a mock trial of reactionary writer Maurice Barrès held in the year, helped create a rift between Tzara's group and the future Surrealists Breton and Picabia. In 2020, the church continued to be a venue for concerts featuring classical and other types of music. Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre was designed in the conservative tradition prevalent during the rule of King Louis the Younger; the only one of the city's twelfth-century parish churches to have endured, it was never completed in its original design: the choir area was intended to be three stories high, the clerestory is an incomplete triforium.

The eastern apses use material from an older building. The building has piers replicating those found in Notre Dame, the chapiters are carved with images of leaves and harpies; the choir area is covered by an iconostasis. North of the church, in the Square René Viviani, exists the oldest tree in Paris, it is a locust tree planted in 1602 by Jean Robin, gardener-in-chief during the reign of kings Henry III, Henry IV, Louis XIII. Known as the "Lucky Tree of Paris", it is thought to bring years of good luck to those who touch the tree's bark. Église Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre at Structurae