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Prashanth Venkataramanujam

Prashanth Venkataramanujam is an American television writer and producer. Since 2018, he has been the head writer and executive producer for the Netflix series Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. Venkataramanujam was born on March 12, 1987 in Downers Grove, Illinois to Tamil immigrant parents from India, his father, left his job at the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board and immigrated to the United States in the late 1970s. In 1981, he married Usharani, Venkataramanujam's mother. Venkataramanujam has Preethi. Venkataramanujam grew up in Illinois, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, where he joined the Chai Town a capella group and appeared as Jacob Winter on the TV series One Fine Day!. He graduated from the school in 2009 with a B. S. in molecular and cellular biology. After graduating, Venkataramanujam moved to Los Angeles and began performing standup comedy. While performing at clubs, he met fellow comedian Hasan Minhaj. In 2012, he was a semi-finalist at the San Francisco Comedy Competition.

His first break came in 2016 when he wrote Minhaj's speech for the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association. The speech was aired on C-SPAN and went viral, helping to bring both Minhaj and Venkataramanujam to wider attention. In 2017, he was hired to write for Bill Nye Saves the World and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming; the same year, he wrote Minhaj's speech for the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. He served as an associate producer for the Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King special, released on Netlflix in May 2017. In 2018, Minhaj decided to do a new one-man show built around visual media. Venkataramanujam suggested. Venkataramanujam and Minhaj co-created the late-night television show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. Venkataramanujam serves as executive producer, he is a producer for the Netflix panel show The Fix, hosted by British-Irish comedian Jimmy Carr. 2017 Nomination – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming

Edith G. Stedman

Edith Gratia Stedman, OBE was an American social worker, educator and volunteer. She is best known for her vocational programming created at Radcliffe starting in the Great Depression and for her help in restoring Dorshester Abbey. Stedman was born in Cambridge and the family moved to Belmont, Massachusetts where she attended high school. Stedman enjoyed high school, writing, "I think I worked harder and got more academic pleasure out of some of my work in high school than I did in college." She went on to Radcliffe College where she graduated in 1910. After school, she worked for a time at the Framingham Reformatory for Women until her brother convinced her to quit in order to run the family's candy store, a job she discovered she hated. After two years, she quit and went to Europe with the YMCA to help the war effort there in 1917, she was a canteen worker in France and Germany working for the YMCA until 1919. Back in the United States, Stedman did not find work. Stedman traveled to China in 1920, where she worked as a medical social worker in Hankou at an Episocopal Mission.

She stayed until 1927, returning to Boston where she started working as an executive secretary for the Judge Baker Foundation. Ada Louise Comstock invited Stedman to come for the Appointment Bureau at Radcliffe in 1930. Stedman developed vocational programs for women in the 1930s. Undergraduates and graduate students were both helped by Stedman in finding employment, she created and directed the Training Course in Personnel Administration and supported professional training for women. Stedman worked as the director of the Training Course until 1941. Students could be awarded a fellowship grant in her name. Stedman stayed at Radcliffe until 1954; as a retiree, she worked as a volunteer in different capacities. Between 1955 and 1959, Stedman volunteered at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. In 1959, she started spending half the year living with friends at the Manor Dorchester. Stedman created a group, the American Friends of Dorchester Abbey, which raised money for both the Abbey and the surrounding gardens.

Stedman wrote during her retirement. Her last years were spent living in Sherrill House, a nursing home in Boston run by the Episcopal church, she had deafness. Stedman died in Boston on July 16, 1978. Stedman was awarded as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1976 for her work supporting the restoration of Dorchester Abbey, she was given the award at the British embassy in Washington, D. C. A stone carving of Stedman is located above the west door of the Abbey. A Monastery Guest House Cook Book. Dorchester Abbey. 1965. OCLC 15133614. A Yankee in an English Village. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Creative Editing. 1972. OCLC 50066675. Finger Prints. Boston: Friends of Dorchester Abbey. 1977. OCLC 61723030. Franzen, Trisha. Spinsters and Lesbians: Independent Womanhood in the United States. New York: NYU Press. P. 47. ISBN 9780814728116. Edith stedman radcliffe

Jeffrey Feinstein

Jeffrey S. Feinstein is a retired career officer of the United States Air Force. During the Vietnam War, Feinstein was a weapon systems officer, an integral part of two-man aircrews with the emergence of air-to-air missiles as the primary weapons during aerial combat. Flying aboard F-4 Phantom IIs, Feinstein downed five enemy aircraft, thereby becoming a flying ace, the last of five U. S. aviators to become aces during that conflict. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 29, 1945, Feinstein enlisted in the Air Force in 1963 to attend the United States Military Academy Preparatory School, he subsequently entered the United States Air Force Academy in 1964 and graduated in 1968. Feinstein was rejected from pilot training due to excessive myopia, he underwent Undergraduate Navigator Training and he graduated. While assigned to the 80th Tactical Fighter Squadron, he was detached to the 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron, part of the 432d Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, based at Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand.

His actions, for which he received multiple awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross and Silver Star for his first four kills and the Air Force Cross for his fifth kill, took place prior to and during Operation Linebacker in 1972, making him a flying ace. His nickname/tactical callsign was "Fang." Having been designated as an Air Force Navigator, he was given a vision waiver after Vietnam. Reassigned to the 9th Air Force staff at Shaw AFB, South Carolina in the 1990s, Feinstein flew as Airborne Command Element Director aboard E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm from August 1990 to February 1991. Lieutenant Colonel Feinstein retired from the U. S. Air Force on 1 July 1996. In addition to his Command Pilot wings, Navigator wings, Parachutist wings, Feinstein was awarded the Air Force Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with Combat "V", Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, numerous unit and service awards.

Feinstein, Jeffrey S. Captain, U. S Air Force 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, Korat Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand Date of Action: October 13, 1972Citation:The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, takes pleasure in presenting the Air Force Cross to Captain Jeffrey S. Feinstein, United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force as an F-4D Phantom Weapon Systems Officer in the 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, in action against the Paul Doumer Bridge, a major north-south transportation link on Hanoi's Red River in North Vietnam, on 13 October 1972. On that date, while protecting a large strike force attacking a high priority target deep in hostile territory, Captain Feinstein engaged two enemy aircraft and destroyed one as they attacked the vulnerable chaff-dispensing flight.

Having destroyed one of the aircraft and realizing that his wingman was coming under fire, Captain Feinstein continued his attack on the second enemy aircraft. This courageous and aggressive maneuver negated the immediate threat to his wingman and caused the second MiG-21 to flee the area in which he would constitute a threat to the strike forces. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, aggressiveness in the face of hostile forces, Captain Feinstein reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. US Air-to-Air Victories Airman: Vietnam War Aces

Jewels of Brandenburg

Jewels of Brandenburg is a 1947 American crime film directed by Eugene Forde and written by Irving Cummings Jr. and Robert G. North; the film stars Richard Travis, Micheline Cheirel, Leonard Strong, Carol Thurston, Lewis Russell and Louis Mercier. The film was released on May 1947, by 20th Century Fox. Richard Travis as Johnny Vickers Micheline Cheirel as Claudette Grandet Leonard Strong as Marcel Grandet Carol Thurston as Carmelita Mendoza Lewis Russell as Roger Hamilton Louis Mercier as Pierre Dijon Fernando Alvarado as Pablo Mendoza Eugene Borden as Miguel Solomon Ralf Harolde as Koslic Jewels of Brandenburg on IMDb

Abu'l-Abbas Ahmad ibn al-Furat

Abu'l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Mūsā ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Furāt, a member of the Banu'l-Furat family, was a senior fiscal administrator for the Abbasid Caliphate and head of the fiscal administration under the caliphs al-Mu'tadid and al-Muktafi, until his death in 904. Ahmad's family had been of some prominence at Baghdad in the early 9th century, but it was his father Muhammad ibn Musa who first occupied an important administrative post. Ahmad began his career alongside his brother Ali during the late caliphate of al-Mu'tamid and the regency of al-Muwaffaq. Both were protégés of the fellow Shi'ite Isma'il ibn Bulbul, after becoming vizier to both al-Mu'tamid and al-Muwaffaq in 885, brought them into the administration as fiscal experts and entrusted them with the department of land revenue of the Sawad. Following Ibn Bulbul's dismissal, Ahmad was imprisoned for a while, but at the accession of al-Mu'tadid in 892, he was released and entrusted once more with the fiscal department of the Sawad, of all the land tax departments, with Ali as his deputy.

The Ibn al-Furat brothers and their supporters came to form one of the two major groups that would dominate the Abbasid bureaucracy over the next decades, the Banu'l-Furat or Furatids. Their main rivals were another group of secretarial families, the Banu'l-Jarrah or Jarrahids, headed by Muhammad ibn Dawud and his nephew Ali ibn Isa al-Jarrah, who replaced the Banu'l-Furat as heads of the fiscal departments in 899; the two groups represented different factions in a struggle for office and power, but there are indications of "ideological" differences as well: many of the Banu'l-Jarrah families hailed from converted Nestorian families and employed Christians in the bureaucracy, in addition to maintaining closer ties with the military, while the Banu'l-Furat tried to impose firm civilian control of the army and favoured Shi'ism. The rivalry between the two groups was intense but restrained, as their fortunes shifted but torture and the forced confiscation of a deposed official's possessions were commonplace under the old-established system known as muṣādara or muṭālaba, which forced deposed officials to return the money they had embezzled.

Ahmad continued to serve as head of the fiscal departments in the caliphate of al-Muktafi, despite the hostility of al-Muktafi's vizier, al-Qasim ibn Ubayd Allah. Before the latter could move against Ahmad, the latter died in 904. Bonner, Michael. "The waning of empire, 861–945". In Robinson, Chase F.. The New Cambridge History of Islam, Volume 1: The Formation of the Islamic World, Sixth to Eleventh Centuries. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 305–359. ISBN 978-0-521-83823-8. Kennedy, Hugh N.. The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates: The Islamic Near East from the 6th to the 11th Century. Harlow, UK: Pearson Education Ltd. ISBN 0-582-40525-4. Sourdel, D.. "Ibn al-Furāt". In Lewis, B.. The Encyclopaedia of Islam, New Edition, Volume III: H–Iram. Leiden: E. J. Brill. Pp. 767–768. OCLC 495469525