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Kay Bailey Hutchison

Kay Bailey Hutchison is an American attorney, television correspondent and diplomat, the 22nd United States Permanent Representative to NATO. A member of the Republican Party, she was a United States Senator from Texas from 1993 until 2013. Born in Galveston, Hutchison is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to entering politics, she was an attorney and legal correspondent at KPRC-TV in Houston, she was a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1972 to 1976. After a brief business career, she returned to politics in 1990 when she was elected Texas State Treasurer. In 1993, she was elected to the United States Senate in a nonpartisan special election, defeating Democratic incumbent Bob Krueger and becoming the first female senator in Texas history. After being reelected to the Senate in 1994, 2000, 2006, Hutchison was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Texas in 2010, losing the Republican primary to incumbent Rick Perry. Hutchison was the most senior female Republican senator by the end of her tenure in 2013, the fifth most senior female senator overall.

In 2013, she joined the law firm Giuliani. On June 29, 2017, Hutchison was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next United States Permanent Representative to NATO, she was confirmed by the U. S. Senate in a voice vote on August 3, 2017. Hutchison was born Kathryn Ann Bailey in Galveston, the daughter of Kathryn Ella and Allan Abner Bailey Jr. an insurance agent. She has two brothers and Frank. Hutchison grew up in Texas, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1962. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority, she received her J. D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1967. Following her graduation from law school, she was the legal and political correspondent for KPRC-TV in Houston. Hired by Ray Miller, host of the long-running The Eyes of Texas anthology series, Hutchison was among the first on-screen newswomen in Texas. In 1972, Hutchison was elected to the Texas House of Representatives from a district in Houston, she served until 1976.

She was vice-chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board from 1976 to 1978. She was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 1982 for the Dallas-based 3rd District, but was defeated in the primary by Steve Bartlett, she temporarily became a bank executive and businesswoman. Congressional Oil and Gas Caucus Congressional Internet Caucus International Conservation Caucus Senate Auto Caucus Sportsmen's Caucus Hutchison was elected Texas State Treasurer in 1990 and served until June 1993 when she ran against Senator Bob Krueger in a special election to complete the last two years of Lloyd Bentsen's term. Bentsen had resigned in January 1993 to become Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton administration. Krueger had been appointed by Texas Governor Ann Richards to fill the seat until a replacement was elected. A field of 24 candidates sought to fill Bentsen's unexpired term in the May 1993 special election; the top two vote-getters were Krueger. Two conservative Republican congressmen, Joe Barton of Dallas and Jack Fields of Houston split pro-life voters, but their combined totals, 561,693, would have placed neither in the runoff.

A fifth candidate, Democrat Richard W. Fisher, son-in-law of former GOP U. S. Representative James M. Collins, polled 165,564 votes. Running far behind the pack was the Houston conservative political activist and former crusading journalist Clymer Wright, father of his city's 1991 term-limits initiative. Lou Zaeske, an engineer from Bryan, who in 1988 had spearheaded the English-only movement in Texas, polled 2,000 votes. During the campaign Krueger charged that Hutchison was a "country club Republican" and insensitive to the feelings of minorities. In January, the Houston Chronicle reported that both Hutchison and Fields had promised to serve a maximum of two six-year terms in the Senate as part of her support for term-limit legislation for members of Congress. In April, the Dallas Morning News reported that Hutchison had repeated her pledge to serve only two terms in the U. S. Senate, if elected, had said term limits ought to cover all senators, including Senator Phil Gramm, elected in 1984 and re-elected in 1990.

The term-limits legislation never passed, Hutchison said that she would not leave the Senate in the absence of such legislation, because doing so unilaterally would hurt Texas at the expense of other states in the seniority-driven institution. After the initial voting, most of the Barton and Fields voters switched to Hutchison, who won the runoff, 1,188,716 to 576,538. Lower turnout in the runoff resulted in a decrease in Krueger's vote total, by 17,000. Hutchison became the first woman to represent Texas in the U. S. Senate. Following Hutchison's election in 1993 and for the first time since Reconstruction, Texas had two sitting Republican U. S. senators, something that would remain through the end of Hutchison's tenure in the Senate. On June 10, 1993, Travis County authorities, led by Democratic district attorney Ronnie Earle, raided Hutchison's offices at the State Treasury; the search was conducted as incident to service of the indictments in the case. In September 1993, Hutchison was indicted by a Texas grand jury for official misconduct and records tampering.

Hutchison stated that she was the innocent victim of a politically mot

Catherine Lutz

Catherine A. Lutz is an American anthropologist and Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studies at Brown University, she is a director of the Watson Institute's Costs of War study, an attempt to calculate the financial costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Lutz received a BA in sociology and anthropology from Swarthmore College in 1974, she received a PhD in social anthropology from Harvard University in 1980. 1980–81: Assistant Professor at Harvard University 1981–92: Associate/Assistant Professor at Binghamton University 1992–2003: Professor/Associate Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2003–present: Research Professor at Watson Institute for International Studies and Professor at Brown UniversityShe served as president of the American Ethnological Society from 2001 to 2005. She is a founder of the Network of Concerned Anthropologists. In April 2013, Lutz was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to “write a book on the contemporary moralities of American war" that will include a nationwide sample of interviews in order to “understand what popular histories and evaluations of the post-9/11 wars are emerging in a diverse range of communities.”

2013: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship 2010: Distinguished Career Award, Society for the Anthropology of North America 2008: Delmos Jones and Jagna Sharff Memorial Prize for the Critical Study of North America for Local Democracy Under Siege 2007-08: Matina S. Horner Distinguished Visiting Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study 2002: Anthony Leeds Prize for Homefront 2002: Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing, Honorable Mention for Homefront 1993: American Association of University Publishers, Honorable Mention for Best Book in Sociology and Anthropology for Reading National Geographic 1980: Stirling Award in Culture and Personality Studies, American Anthropological Association 1980: C. S. Ford Cross-Cultural Research Award, Society for Cross Cultural Research Lutz's primary interest is military and society. Following are two summaries in which she explicates her views. One from April 11, 2008, on Antiwar Radio: This interview discussed the United States’ presence in Iraq and other countries throughout the world.

Lutz states. These permanent bases are established after wars: Germany, Japan and Korea to name a few; the estimated cost to maintain these bases is 140 billion dollars. Not only are these bases expensive, but they create anti-American feelings from the host population of the countries. According to Lutz, some of these bases, like in the Philippines, “dance with dictators” in the fact that the US turns a blind eye in order to have a base in the country. Sometimes the bases supported arms deals within these countries. Lutz points out the fact that many U. S. companies benefit in the maintenance of these oversea bases. Another important issue Lutz brings to light is, what is the purpose of permanent US bases throughout the world. In the case of Iraq, would it be to promote stability or would it be an oil protection plan? Lutz argues that maintaining permanent bases throughout the world does not promote stability, in fact, are seen as aggression from the US, which threatens other countries in the world, like China.

Lutz presents that permanent bases are more about “power protection” and the ability to “wage war." She says the U. S. maintains permanent bases throughout the world to establish a “global military stance” and to create the ability to control events in all areas of the world. The second took place on September 10, 2011, on Open Source Radio Arts and Politics: The interview was about research Lutz, a team of other academics conducted about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars; the study estimates a body count of 6,000 US troops and a total of 260,000 people who died directly from violence. Lutz notes that many more people die indirectly from things like the loss of medical supplies and food supplies. Lutz’s study includes an interesting cost evaluation; the study estimated that including all the money, spent on the war, future money spent on things like future veterans costs, additional interest equals around 5 trillion dollars. The study compares this to Bin Laden, who spent around $500,00 dollars training people for the 9/11 attack.

For every dollar Bin Laden spent, the US has spent anywhere from 8, 9, million dollars. The study notes that the money, spent on the wars has diverted resources from “building basics of modern economy” like education, infrastructure of transit and so on; the money has been invested in something other than the basics of a strong economy. Lutz says that 800,000 jobs would have been created if that money would have been spent on healthcare or in education, in addition, these sectors have suffered. Another serious question Lutz addresses is why hasn’t the US government collected this data and made it public? She asks, “what kind of governance do we have that we can engage in war on a quick impulse with little information, where ten years it is left for the university to a number of people together to try to assess something that the government should have assessed 2, 3, 4 years out.” She notes that a lot of companies have profited from the war, that the amount of waste and corruption surrounding these wars has been monumental.

The study notes that the US has not made friends through the invasion of Iraq, in particular. In addition to massive spending, civil liberties and human rights violations have been excused on the basis of national security; the idea of promoting national security relates to the fact that the US conti

Museum and Study Center of Sport Doctor Melcior Colet

The Museum and Study Center of Sport Doctor Melcior Colet is a facility dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of the most prominent in the development of the history of the sport in Catalonia in recent centuries. It is based in an Art Nouveau house built in 1911 by Josep Puig i Cadafalch the Casa Pere Company, located in Buenos Aires street, 56, Barcelona. In 1982, Dr. Melcior Colet i Torrabadella gave the building to Generalitat of Catalonia to transform it into a museum. On 13 December 1991 it introduced the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Official Commemorative Medals; the museum on Ajuntament de Barcelona site The museum on Generalitat de Catalunya site

Big Brother 11 (American season)

Big Brother 11 was the eleventh season of the American reality television series Big Brother. It is based upon the Netherlands series of the same name, which gained notoriety in 1999 and 2000; the series premiered on CBS on July 9, 2009 and lasted ten weeks until the live finale on September 15, 2009. The eleventh season saw a slight increase in ratings when compared to the past season of the series, which had some of the lowest ratings to date; the season premiered to a total of 6.59 million viewers, a slight increase from the previous season's launch. Despite this, it is the second lowest premiere for a season behind Big Brother 10; the season finale had a total of 7.78 million viewers, continuing to average above the past season. In total, the series averaged 7.19 million viewers, higher than that of the previous two seasons. Big Brother 11 featured a total of 13 HouseGuests, one of, a returning player from a previous season; the series ended after 73 days, in which HouseGuest Jordan Lloyd was crowned the winner and Natalie Martinez the runner-up.

Big Brother 11 was produced by Endemol USA and Allison Grodner Productions with Allison Grodner, Rich Meehan and Scott Einziger returned as executive producer. This season of the program was announced on September 18, 2008, two days after the season finale of Big Brother 10. Casting for the program began during the final week of Big Brother 10 with potential applicants submitting video tape submissions. Open auditions began on April 1, 2009 in Michigan by local CBS affiliate WLNS-TV and continued across the nation in various cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Waverly and Columbus, Ohio. Applications and video tape submissions were due by May 4, 2009. Applicants chosen to be a finalist went to Los Angeles, California from which applicants were narrowed down to a pool of forty finalists. Julie Chen interviewed casting director Robyn Kass and former HouseGuests Mike "Boogie" Malin and Brian Hart about the upcoming season and their experiences going through casting on March 19, 2009. Julie Chen confirmed that she would continue to host Big Brother during her pregnancy despite tabloid rumors stating she would take maternity leave.

The 13 HouseGuests this season were competing for the main prize of $500,000. The winner of the series, determined by the evicted HouseGuests, would win the $500,000 prize, while the Runner-Up would receive a $50,000 prize. Other than the main prize, various luxuries and prizes were given out throughout the season. Big Brother 11 was broadcast on CBS from July 9, 2009 to September 15, 2009; this season lasted a total of 73 days. This season featured no changes to the schedule, used in the previous edition, with episodes airing on Tuesdays and Sunday each week; the Thursday episode, which aired at 9 PM Eastern time, featured the live eviction and subsequent Head of Household competition taking place. During the live eviction, the show was hosted by Julie Chen; the Sunday episode, which aired at 8 PM Eastern time, featured the food competition and nomination ceremony, as well as some highlights from the previous days. The Tuesday episode featured the Power of Veto competition and the Power of Veto ceremony, along with more highlights of recent events in the game.

Some changes to the scheduling format were made. Chima's expulsion from the game, for example, led to various changes in the formatting of the television broadcasts, led to the cancellation of the upcoming Double Eviction week; the series was broadcast on Global Television Network in Canada. For the first time in the history of the show, Big Brother had a two-hour live season finale, which aired on September 15, an increase from the usual hour. Much like the previous editions, the live feeds were available again for this season. HouseGuests enter the house a few days before the premiere, the feeds are not live for the first few days, they go live after the broadcast of the launch episode. This season saw the cancellation of the spin-off series House Calls: The Big Brother Talk Show; this made it the first season since Big Brother 4 to not feature the companion show, though various events and talk shows have been hosted by the live feed providers since the show's cancellation. This season did, see the return of the Big Brother: After Dark spin-off series, which aired on Showtime Too nightly from 12 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Eastern Time. The show served as a live feed into the house, was edited only for slanderous statements and music copyrights. Much like the previous season, Big Brother 11 is available for digital purchasing on iTunes and Amazon.com. Big Brother maintained an online platform with live subscription feeds from RealNetworks, a redesigned and relaunched website, online videos, full episodes, a fantasy game and segments on Inside Dish with Ross Mathews. For the first time Big Brother launched two Twitter accounts. Episodes of Big Brother continued to be streamed on CBS Mobile Channel on FLOTV. Mobile users were able to interact and influence the show through SMS text messaging and, for the first time, a simulation game based on Big Brother was available to mobile customers; as with each season since Big Brother 6, the program was filmed at CBS Studios in Studio City, California. The production team was located in the second story of the House which included the story department, audio department and the switchers and shaders.

The House was equipped with 80 microphones to record the participants. The art department that created the competitions for the program was located outside the House; the House theme was eco-friendly and modern California living was released

Szpilman Award

The Szpilman Award is an annual art prize. It is awarded to works that exist only for a short period of time; the purpose of the award is to promote such works. It is still the only award for ephemeral works worldwide; the prize is open for the public. The Szpilman Award is initiated and organized by German-based art group Szpilman, it was founded in 2003. Only people from Germany could apply. Regulations opened the call for Europe; the public interest in the prize raised. In 2006 Szpilman abolished any restrictions: everyone from all over the world can apply now for the Szpilman Award; the winner is chosen by a panel of up to 10 independent judges including the winner of the previous year. The prize is accompanied with a dynamic cash award, a trip to Cimochowizna, a challenge cup whichwill be handed over to the next prize winner in the subsequent year. Since 2008 the Szpilman Award is running a daily bulletin about ephemeral works, called "Potz! Blitz! Szpilman!". To make ephemeral works more public and to show a greater variety of possibilities members of Szpilman Award curate exhibitions since 2006 in cities all around the world, called Szpilman Award Shows, e.g. in galleries and public spaces in Austria, Greenland, Italy, The Netherlands and Turkey.

Bernd Euler Lise Harlev Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck Leonard Kahlcke Patrick Koch Tina Kohlmann Claus Richter Tina Schott Michał Sznajder prize winner of the previous year List of European art awards Notes: References: SZPILMAN AWARD, the official web site Potz! Blitz! Szpilman!'

This Is My Street

This Is My Street is a 1964 kitchen sink British drama film directed by Sidney Hayers and starring Ian Hendry, June Ritchie, Avice Landone, John Hurt and Meredith Edwards. The screenplay is by Bill MacIlwraith from a novel by Nan Maynard, it concerns a bored housewife living in a run-down inner city London house who begins an affair with the lodger, a salesman. Battersea housewife Margery lives a life of drudgery in a working class area of terraced housing with her feckless husband and her small daughter. Lodging next door with her mother is Harry, a flashy salesman and nightclub owner who attempts to seduce Marge. At first showing little interest, Marge gives in after he helps find her missing daughter. Harry tires of Marge, turns his attentions to her younger, educated sister, Jinny who has returned from college. Jinny has hospital doctor Paul. Marge is still infatuated with Harry and jealous of Jinny, when she discovers Harry plans to marry her sister, she attempts to kill herself – leaving a suicide note exposing her affair with Harry.

Ian Hendry as Harry King June Ritchie as Margery Graham Avice Landone as Lily Meredith Edwards as Steve Madge Ryan as Kitty John Hurt as Charlie Annette Andre as Jinny Philippa Gail as Maureen Mike Pratt as Sid Graham Tom Adams as Paul Hilda Fenemore as Doris Susan Burnet as Phyllis Robert Bruce as Mark John Bluthal as Joe Carl Bernard as Fred Margaret Boyd as Granny Patrick Cargill as Ransome Margo Johns as Isabel Derek Francis as Fingus Ursula Hirst as Molly Sheraton Blount as Cindy The Radio Times called it "a well-written, nicely shot squalor fest". Director Sidney Hayers fashions an interesting drama amid the sordid squalor of London and creates a number of genuinely sympathetic characters. Ian Hendry giving a performance of compelling magnetic brilliance as the jack-the-lad charmer capable of turning from seducer to scoundrel and back again in the blink of an eye". Hendry and Ritchie exude interesting chemistry together, the movie spins right along while they are on the screen." This Is My Street on IMDb