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Leonard French

Leonard William French OBE was an Australian artist, known principally for major stained glass works. French was born in Victoria to a family of Cornish origin, his stained glass creations include a series of panels in the cafe and foyer of the National Library of Australia in Canberra, a stained glass ceiling for the great hall at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, one of the largest in the world. Another important piece of work French created was in seven panels, The Legend of Sinbad the Sailor, in 1956, it hung in the Legend Cafe in Melbourne. In 1987, French completed a major commission for the Haileybury Chapel in Melbourne, including dozens of stained glass mosaic windows of varying shapes and sizes and a large reredos. In 2009, Earth Creations was hung in the St John’s College Chapel by the UQ Art Museum installation team, two years after being commissioned; the piece is a stacked triptych. French's work has been the subject of more than 40 solo exhibitions in Australia, been part of many group exhibitions outside Australia.

At the time of his death in early 2017, French resided in and painted in his studio in Heathcote, Victoria. He was married three times, had seven children and five grandchildren. A biography of French, The Boy from Brunswick: Leonard French by Reg MacDonald, was published by Australian Scholarly Publishing in November 2018. French won the Sulman Prize in 1960 with The Burial, the Blake Prize for Religious Art in 1963 and in 1980, he was awarded a Harkness Fellowship in 1965. In the Queen's Birthday Honours of June 1968, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Biography Leonard French in National Gallery of Australia Leonard French at Australian Art Leonard French, image of'Tapestry' in the University of Ballarat collection

Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 654

Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 654 is a papyrus fragment of the logia of Jesus written in Greek. It is one of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri discovered by Grenfell and Hunt between 1897 and 1904 in the Egyptian town of Oxyrhynchus; the fragment is dated to the middle or late of the 3rd century. It is one of only three Greek manuscripts of the Gospel of Thomas; the manuscript was written on papyrus in scroll form. The measurements of the original leaf were 142 mm by 155 mm; the text is written in a competent hand. It uses diaeresis over initial upsilon; the nomina sacra are written in an abbreviated way. According to Grenfell and Hunt, who identified this fragment as Logia Iesu, the original manuscript contained a collection of Jesus's sayings, they suggested that original manuscript could be a part of the Gospel of Thomas, or Gospel of Philip. The only complete copy of the Gospel of Thomas was found in 1945 when a Coptic version was discovered at Nag Hammadi with a collection of early Christian Gnostic texts; the fragment contains logia 1–7 of the Gospel of Thomas on the verso side of the leaf.

Grenfell and Hunt discovered another two fragments of this apocryphal Gospel: P. Oxy. 1 and P. Oxy. 655. In 1904, P. Oxy. 654 was given to the British Museum by the Egypt Exploration Fund. The fragment is housed at the Department of manuscripts of the British Library in London. Oxyrhynchus Papyri Grenfell, B. P.. S.. Oxyrhynchus Papyri IV. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. Pp. 1–22. Nicholas Perrin, HC II,2 and the Oxyrhynchus Fragments: Overlooked Evidence for a Syriac "Gospel of Thomas", Vigiliae Christianae, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 138–151 Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 654 The Gospel of Thomas: Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 654 P. Oxy. 654 LDAB

Malko Tarnovo

Malko Tarnovo is a town in Burgas Province, southeastern Bulgaria, 5 km from the Turkish border. It is the only town in the interior of the Bulgarian Strandzha Mountains and lies in Strandzha Nature Park. Malko Tarnovo is the administrative centre of the homonymous Malko Tarnovo Municipality; as of December 2009, the town had 2,449 inhabitants. Christianity is the dominant religion in the town, where an Eastern Orthodox and an Eastern Rite Catholic church exist. According to Lyubomir Miletich's demographic survey of the Ottoman province of Edirne in The Destruction of Thracian Bulgarians in 1913, published in 1918, before the wars Malko Tarnovo was a district centre inhabited by 1,200 Bulgarian Exarchist families and 80 Eastern Catholic Bulgarian families. Before the Balkan Wars, Malko Tarnovo was a township of the Kırklareli sanjak in Edirne vilayet as "Tırnovacık", ceded to Bulgaria following the wars. Malko Tarnovo is the seat of part of Burgas Province, it includes the following 14 localities: Malko Tarnovo municipality Malko Tarnovo municipal website Website of the Malko Tarnovo regional court Malko Tarnovo at Journey.bg

Barry Crane

Barry Crane was a prolific television producer and director, a bridge player who "won more titles than anyone else in the history of the game". According to the American Contract Bridge League, he was "widely recognized as the top matchpoint player of all time"—the tournament format played in private clubs. Barry Cohen was born 1927 in Detroit and was sometimes credited under his birth name. In the mid-1950s he changed his name for professional reasons, he produced The Magician, was an associate producer on several episodes of Mission: Impossible. He was credited with directing numerous episodes of such series as Trapper John, M. D; the Incredible Hulk, Hawaii Five-O, CHiPs, Wonder Woman, Mission: Impossible, Mannix. Crane, who won 15 North American championships, was a Grand Life Master in the ACBL and traveled extensively to play in matchpoint pairs tournaments. In World Bridge Federation competition he and Kerri Shuman won the fourth quadrennial World Mixed Pairs Championship in 1978. In North America he played in teams-of-four tournaments and won numerous regional titles.

His teams reached the Vanderbilt final in 1951 and 1985, his first and last high finishes in North America-level events. During his lifetime, Crane accumulated 35,135.80 masterpoints, more than any other player. Second-placed Paul Soloway was 11,000 behind at Crane's death in 1985 and passed him only in 1991. In honor and as a memorial to Crane, the ACBL renamed the award given to the player who accumulates the most masterpoints in a single year to the Barry Crane Trophy, the list of high masterpoint attainers to the Barry Crane Top 500. Crane was elected to the ACBL Hall of Fame in 1995. Crane was murdered on a homicide which went unsolved for 34 years, his body was "found bludgeoned shortly before 3 P. M. in the garage of his luxury town home in Studio City" dragged to the garage from his apartment, according to the police. That week he was playing daily in the annual Pasadena regional knockout teams tournament. IAFIS led to a suspect in Crane's murder being taken into custody on May 9, 2019, based on fingerprint and DNA evidence linking him to the crime.

ACBL Hall of Fame, 1995 McKenney Trophy 1952, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1978 Mott-Smith Trophy 1970, 1971 Oeschger Trophy 1961, 1962, 1963, 1967 Stoddard Memorial Trophy 1980 IBPA Award 1985 World Mixed Pairs 1978 North American Bridge Championships North American Swiss Teams 1978 North American Men's Swiss Teams 1983 Master Mixed Teams 1980 West Coast Master Mixed Teams 1953, 1954 Open Pairs 1964, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1977, 1983 Men's Pairs 1966 Rockwell Mixed Pairs 1975, 1982 North American Bridge Championships Vanderbilt 1951, 1985 Men's Board-a-Match Teams 1956, 1971 Master Mixed Teams 1969 Open Pairs 1976, 1984 Rockwell Mixed Pairs 1971, 1974, 1977 Hilliard Mixed Pairs 1955 Barry Crane on IMDb Citation at the ACBL Hall of Fame "International record for Barry Crane". World Bridge Federation. Barry Crane at Find a Grave

Antar Osmani

Antar Osmani is a former Algerian football goalkeeper. An Algerian international from 1989 to 1992, he was a member of the Algeria national football team that won the 1990 African Cup of Nations and the 1991 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations, he was a member of the Algeria under-20 national team that won the 1979 African Youth Championship. ES Sétif Algerian Championnat National: 1986–87 African Cup of Champions Clubs: 1988 Afro-Asian Club Championship: 1989 Algerian Cup: 1989 Algeria U20 African Youth Championship: 1979 Algeria Africa Cup of Nations: 1990 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations: 1991 Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament:1990 FIFA Profile

Huaraz Province

The Huaraz Province is one of twenty provinces of the Ancash Region in Peru. It was created on August 1857 during the presidency of Ramón Castilla. Geographically, the province is located over the Callejón de Huaylas and the western slopes of the Cordillera Negra; the Regional Museum of Archaeology – known as the biggest lithic museum in South America - is located here. Some other highlights of the province are the Pumacayán hill, the hot springs of Monterrey and the Willkawayin ruins, at 13 kilometres to the north of Huaraz, in Paria. There is a Museum of Miniatures, the only one in South America; the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Negra traverse the province. Some of the highest peaks of the province are Pucaranra, Chinchey and Huantsán. Other mountains are listed below: At 30 kilometres from Huaraz, by the route Huaraz–Casma that crosses the Cordillera Negra, there is a place named Punta Callan in the summit of this mountain range, it offers a panoramic sight of the Callejón de Huaylas.

Huaraz is divided into twelve districts, which are the following: The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population learnt to speak in childhood, 36.28% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language. Administrative divisions of Peru Pallqaqucha Tullpaqucha Official web site of the Huaraz Province