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Kent Island (Maryland)

Kent Island is the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay and a historic place in Maryland. To the east, a narrow channel known as the Kent Narrows separates the island from the Delmarva Peninsula, on the other side, the island is separated from Sandy Point, an area near Annapolis, by four miles of water. At only four miles wide, the main waterway of the bay is at its narrowest at this point and is spanned here by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge; the Chester River runs to the north of the island and empties into the Chesapeake Bay at Kent Island's Love Point. To the south of the island lies Eastern Bay; the United States Census Bureau reports. Kent Island is part of Queen Anne's County and Maryland's Eastern Shore region; the first English establishment on the island, Kent Fort, was founded in 1631, making Kent Island the oldest English settlement within the present day state of Maryland and the third oldest permanent English settlement in what became the United States—after Jamestown and Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The census-designated places of Stevensville, Chester are located on the island, along with several other communities, including the fishing community of Kent Narrows, located on the island. Although all of Kent Island's communities are unincorporated, the census designated places of Stevensville and Chester on the island are both more populous than any of Queen Anne's County's incorporated towns. Before European colonization, Kent Island was inhabited by Native Americans for nearly 12,000 years; the island was inhabited by the Matapeake tribe, members of the Algonquian nation who the Matapeake area of Kent Island is named after. Other tribes that inhabited the area and visited the island included the Ozinie and Monoponson tribes, the latter of which share their name with the Algonquian name for the island, Monoponson. During the 16th and 17th centuries, early explorers of the Chesapeake Bay, including Captain John Smith, were the first Europeans to see Kent Island. At that time, William Claiborne, a resident of Jamestown, founded a settlement near the southern end of the island for the purpose of trading with Native Americans and named the island after his birthplace of Kent, England.

The settlement burned down in the winter of 1631–32 but was rebuilt, in 1634 the settlement included a gristmill and trading station. Following the formation of the province of Maryland, Claiborne continued to recognize the island as part of his home colony of Virginia, while Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore recognized it as part of Maryland. Claiborne was forced from and returned to the island twice before leaving permanently in 1658, thus ending the disputes. Virginia's official claims to the island, continued until 1776; until the early 19th century, Kent Island was used entirely for farming of tobacco and corn, however that ended due to the depletion of nutrient-rich soil as a result of the lack of crop rotation and poor farming practices. The island's economy went into decline while the soil recovered, except for the port town of Broad Creek; this began to change around the time of the Industrial Revolution. In 1850, the town of Stevensville, was founded after the sale of farms owned by James and Charles Stevens and prospered as a major hub for steamboat travel across the Chesapeake Bay.

Stevensville was the home of a railroad station known as the Stevensville Train Depot, located near the western end of a railroad that carried ferry passengers to other parts of the Eastern Shore. During this time, small resorts on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean were established in the area; such a resort existed to the north of Stevensville. Farming returned to the economy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with farmers growing crops including corn, wheat and melons. Many of the island's inhabitants worked as watermen in the expanding seafood industry capitalizing on the Chesapeake's supply of Maryland Blue Crab and oysters; as roads replaced railroads and steamboats into the twentieth century, there was a growing need for a road bridge connecting the two shores of the Chesapeake Bay. In 1952 the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was completed, connecting the island directly to the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area; the bridge replaced the steamboat system and led to further growth of Kent Island and the rest of the Eastern Shore.

In 1973, to accommodate growing traffic across the bay, the bridge was expanded with an additional span built next to the existing one. In the late 1980s and early 1990s U. S. Route 50 was converted to a freeway across the island. In September 2003, Kent Island was one of the many places in the Chesapeake Bay Area affected by Hurricane Isabel. Local businesses and historic local landmarks were either damaged or destroyed in the storm and the storm surge caused by it. Much of the damage from the hurricane caused by flooding, took several months to repair. Today, Kent Island is considered a suburb of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area and was home to 16,812 residents at the time of the 2000 U. S. Census; the combined area of the Stevensville and Chester CDPs had 9,603 residents. Many have relocated from the Washington, D. C. or Baltimore continue to commute back there. Stevensville and Chester are among the most densely populated areas of the Eastern Shore, the most densely populated in Queen Anne's County, making up 23.67 percent of its population and only 3.07 percent of its land area.

As of 2006, many of the island's historic places have been preserved

MV Doña Marilyn

MV Doña Marilyn was a Philippine inter-island ferry owned and operated by Sulpicio Lines, Inc. Built in Japan in 1966, it was purchased by Sulpicio Lines in the mid-1970s and renamed the MV Doña Marilyn. In the afternoon of October 24, 1988, while sailing from Manila to Tacloban City, the vessel was caught up in Typhoon Ruby and sank near Higatangan Island, Biliran. Leaving 400 dead or missing, while survivors numbered at least 181. Doña Marilyn was a sister ship of the ill-fated MV Doña Paz, which sank a year earlier in the deadliest peace-time maritime disaster; the MV Doña Marilyn left Manila on October 23, 1988 at 10 am, heading for Tacloban City in Eastern Visayas. At least 511 people were onboard the ship; the ship's captain, Eliodoro Salgado Jr. had been with Sulpicio Lines for five months when he commanded the MV Doña Marilyn on October 23. On October 24 at 2:14 am, Capt. Salgado sent a message to the coastal station of Sulpicio Lines in Manila about the large waves encountered by the ship, with him deciding to slow down the engine.

By 7:28 am, Salgado had the engines stopped due to "very strong winds and big waves". Nearly an hour the captain informed the station that he decided to reverse course and head toward the North Gigantes island for safety, while adding that the vessel is expected to arrive at Tacloban around 8 pm that day. By 1:30 pm, the Doña Marilyn radioed a distress signal off of Tanguingui Island, close to Masbate, which would be the last signal from the ferry received by the station according to military officials. Due to strong winds and giant waves caused by Typhoon Ruby, the ship capsized at around 2 pm. According to survivors, Captain Salgado told them to pray the rosary before he jumped ship, but he became missing. Many who survived were spotted by rescuers due to their life jackets, while others were saved by fishermen passing by; some survivors, were robbed by bandits with motorized canoes. One survivor, the ship's purser Kerwin Lim, reached the shore of Almagro Island after nearly a day at sea, but was found robbed and murdered with red marks on his neck.

During the Senate's inquiry into the disaster, where evidence such as the logbook of Sulpicio Lines were presented, Senator John Osmeña argued that because the shipping line and the Coast Guard knew about a typhoon nearing Tacloban from PAGASA, they should have been able to advise Captain Salgado to turn away from its destination before the typhoon reached Signal No. 3. On October 31, Corazon Alma de Leon from the Department of Social Welfare and Development stated that Sulpicio Lines has agreed to provide ₱50,000 to each of the families of those who perished. Two days after Transportation and Communications Secretary Rainerio Reyes met with President Corazon Aquino, Reyes announced an indefinite suspension of all ferries operated by Sulpicio Lines from leaving their respective ports. However, the shipping line defied the order and continued operating, demanding a formal order be given to them before they suspend ferry operations. An inter-agency committee was formed on November 5 to inspect all commercial Philippine vessels, on the same day grounded all ships of Sulpicio Lines as it inspected the line's MV Cotabato Princesa ferry.

A few days after the committee was formed, the National Telecommunications Commission suspended 14 further cargo and passenger vessels after inspecting 216 of them across the country due to malfunctioning navigational and communication facilities, so as to heighten standards for sea faring vessels after the Doña Marilyn incident. The wreck of Doña Marilyn was first sighted by a fisherman named Bonifacio Rodrigo, who saw the sunken vessel in November 10 while he was diving in an area near Manoc-manoc Island. Three weeks after the ship's sinking, Eliodoro Salgado Sr. the father of Capt. Salgado, offered to help the National Bureau of Investigation under Ramon Barrot in finding his son, who at the time was hiding in Maripipi Island in the province of Biliran; some survivors such as Alex Moron Jr. claimed seeing him board a life raft. Soon after, NBI senior agent Zosimo Pebrero confirmed Capt. Salgado's presence in Barangay Ol-og, a monetary reward of ₱50,000 was set for whoever was able to capture him.

According to Speaker Pro Tempore Antonio Cuenco, leading the search for Salgado, barangay officials refused to cooperate with NBI officials when they arrived on the island, thus stated that he could be compelled to request for their arrests if necessary. The wreck of the ship now lies off the island of Malapascua, where it has been made into a diving attraction. Ten survivors were declared by October 26, 1988: Zaldy Cabagtic Nonoy Canas Vicente Capungco Vedasto Labegas Germanito Lupay Alberto Oledan, 29 Ramonito Salay Raul Saco Zaldy Sarato a crew memberThere were conflicting reports on the exact number of survivors of the disaster. Vicente Gambito, Sulpicio Lines Vice President, placed the figure at 197. According to Gambito, 46 of the survivors were not on the ship's manifest, while Lynette Ordoñez of the Manila Standard stated it was at least 101. MV Doña Paz MV Princess of the Orient List of shipwrecks in 1988

Deering Center, Maine

Deering Center is a neighborhood in the residential area of Portland, United States. Deering Center runs from Brighton Avenue to Forest Avenue to Catherine McAuley High School near Wayside Street on Ludlow Street. Known as the town of Deering, which separated from Westbrook in 1871, it was incorporated into Portland as Deering Center on March 9, 1899. Neighborhoods located within the larger neighborhood include East Deering. Several schools are located in Deering Center: Deering High School Lincoln Middle School Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Elementary School Catherine McAuley High School Roots N Shoots Nature Based Preschool The University of New England's Portland campus Maplewood Montessori School Francis Ormand Jonathan Smith, U. S. Congressman John B. Curtis, chewing gum developer Scott Wilson served on United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


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Boris Livanov

Boris Nikolayevich Livanov was a Soviet theater and film actor and a theatre director. People's Artist of the USSR, he was a member of the Moscow Art Theatre from 1924 through 1972. Livanov was born in Moscow into a family of the well-known Russian actor Nikolai Alexandrovich Livanov, a Volga Cossack from Simbirsk who moved to Moscow and performed under a pseudonym of Izvolsky; when Boris was 16, he ran away from home and joined the Red Army to fight Basmachi in Turkestan, but soon returned to Moscow and enrolled in the 4th Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre to study acting. He became a member of the theatrical troupe, he performed in both dramatic and comedy roles. Among his notable roles were Nozdryov from Dead Souls, Chatsky from Woe from Wit, Count Almaviva from The Marriage of Figaro, Vassily Solyony from Three Sisters and others. Livanov first appeared in cinema in 1924 as Morozko in the fairy tale adaptation of the same name. In 1927 he performed his first serious roles in two historical-revolution films: Kastus Kalinovskiy and October: Ten Days That Shook the World.

During the 1930s he played Dubrovsky in the film version of Alexander Pushkin's novel Dubrovsky and Dmitry Pozharsky in the Minin and Pozharsky historical epic, although his most famous performance of that time was Mikhail Bocharov in the Baltic Deputy biographical movie based on the life of Kliment Timiryazev. With the start of the Great Patriotic War Livanov informed the administration of the theater that he was going to join the Red Army and head to war, but was told that the actors of the leading Moscow theaters couldn't be mobilized by Joseph Stalin's orders. During the Battle of Moscow his family was evacuated, yet he chose to stay in the city and perform for the soldiers at the front line. After the war he continued his movie career, he was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1948. In 1953 Livanov staged his first play Mikhailo Lomonosov as a theatre director, where he performed the main part of Mikhail Lomonosov. In two years it was adapted into a movie by Alexandr Ivanov. Among his other works were stage adaptations of The Brothers Karamazov novel, Maxim Gorky's Yegor Bulychov and Others, The Seagull by Anton Chekhov and other plays.

Livanov was married to Eugenia Kazimirovna Livanova. Their son Vasily Livanov became a popular Russian actor, director of live action and animated movies, he is most famous for his portrait of Sherlock Holmes in the Soviet mini-series. Boris Livanov was known for drawing caricatures on everything that surrounded him. According to his son, he was so good at it that the famous trio Kukryniksy asked him to join them as the fourth artist, he left thousands of caricatures after his death. Some of them were included with the autobiographical book written by Vasily Livanov in 2013. Livanov died in Moscow on September 22, 1972, he was buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery. People's Artist of the USSR Order of the Badge of Honour Order of Lenin USSR State Prize for the stage work I Class Stalin Prize for the Minin and Pozharsky movie I Class Stalin Prize for the Kremlin Сhimes stage play II Class Stalin Prize for the Cruiser Varyag movie I Class Stalin Prize for the Green Street stage play I Class Stalin Prize for the Alien Shadow stage play Boris Livanov on IMDb To Be Remembered.

Boris Livanov documentary by 2003 Drawings and Caricatures. Boris Livanov documentary by Russia-K, 2004

The Fall of Arthur

The Fall of Arthur is the title of an unfinished poem by J. R. R. Tolkien, concerned with the legend of King Arthur. A first posthumous edition of the poem was published by HarperCollins in May 2013; the poem is alliterative, extending to nearly 1,000 verses imitating the Old English Beowulf metre in Modern English, inspired by high medieval Arthurian fiction. The historical setting of the poem is early medieval, both in form and in content, showing Arthur as a Migration period British military leader fighting the Saxon invasion. At the same time, it avoids the high medieval aspects of the Arthurian cycle, such as the Grail and the courtly setting; the poem begins with a British "counter-invasion" to the Saxon lands. Tolkien wrote the poem during the earlier part of the 1930s when he was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Pembroke College, Oxford, he abandoned it at some point after 1934, most in 1937 when he was occupied with preparing The Hobbit for publication. Its composition thus dates to shortly after The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, a poem of 508 lines modelled on the Breton lay genre.

The poem had been abandoned for nearly 20 years in 1955, the publication was complete of The Lord of the Rings when Tolkien expressed his wish to return to his "long poem" and complete it. But it remained unfinished, nonetheless; the existence of the poem was known publicly since the Tolkien biography by Humphrey Carpenter, published in 1977. Carpenter noted. In his own Arthurian poem did not touch on the Grail but began an individual rendering of the Morte d'Arthur, in which the king and Gawain go to war in'Saxon lands' but are summoned home by news of Mordred's treachery; the poem was never finished, but it was read and approved by E. V. Gordon, by R. W. Chambers, Professor of English at London University, who considered it to be'great stuff – heroic, quite apart from its value as showing how the Beowulf metre can be used in modern English'."Carpenter cited a passage from the text of the poem, to make the point that it is one of the few instances in Tolkien's expansive work where sexual passion is given explicit literary treatment, in this case Mordred's "unsated passion" for Guinever: After Tolkien's death, his Arthurian poem would come to be one of the longest-awaited unedited works of his.

According to John D. Rateliff, Rayner Unwin had announced plans to edit the poem as early as 1985, but the edition was postponed in favour of "more pressing projects", answering the demand for background on Tolkien's legendarium more than his literary production in other areas; the Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún Verlyn Flieger, "Arthurian Romance" in: J. R. R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment. "The Fall of Arthur". Tolkien Gateway. Ruth Lacon, On The Fall of Arthur: Pre-Publication Speculation By a Longtime Student 20 March 2013 Tolkien's handwriting scans 20 December 2009 The Fountain Pen Network