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Li Bai

Li Bai known as Li Bo, courtesy name Taibai, was a Chinese poet acclaimed from his own day to the present as a genius and a romantic figure who took traditional poetic forms to new heights. He and his friend Du Fu were the two most prominent figures in the flourishing of Chinese poetry in the Tang dynasty, called the "Golden Age of Chinese Poetry"; the expression "Three Wonders" denote Li Bai's poetry, Pei Min's swordplay, Zhang Xu's calligraphy. Around a thousand poems attributed to him are extant, his poems have been collected into the most important Tang dynasty poetry anthology Heyue yingling ji, compiled in 753 by Yin Fan, thirty-four of his poems are included in the anthology Three Hundred Tang Poems, first published in the 18th century. In the same century, translations of his poems began to appear in Europe; the poems were models for celebrating the pleasures of friendship, the depth of nature and the joys of drinking wine. Among the most famous are "Waking from Drunkenness on a Spring Day", "The Hard Road to Shu", "Quiet Night Thought", which still appear in school texts in China.

In the West, multilingual translations of Li's poems continue to be made. His life has taken on a legendary aspect, including tales of drunkenness and the well-known fable that Li drowned when he reached from his boat to grasp the moon's reflection in the river while drunk. Much of Li's life is reflected in his poetry: places which he visited, friends whom he saw off on journeys to distant locations never to meet again, his own dream-like imaginations embroidered with shamanic overtones, current events of which he had news, descriptions taken from nature in a timeless moment of poetry, so on. However, of particular importance are the changes in the times through which he lived, his early poetry took place in the context of a "golden age" of internal peace and prosperity in the Chinese empire of the Tang dynasty, under the reign of an emperor who promoted and participated in the arts. This all changed and shockingly, beginning with the rebellion of the general An Lushan, when all of northern China was devastated by war and famine.

Li's poetry as well takes on new qualities. Unlike his younger friend Du Fu, Li did not live to see the quelling of these disorders. However, much of Li's poetry has survived. Li Bai, Li Po, Li Bo, Ri Haku have been all used in the West, but are all written with the same characters, his given name, is romanized by variants such as Po, Bo, Pai. In Hanyu Pinyin, reflecting modern Mandarin Chinese, the main, colloquial equivalent for this character is Bái; the reconstructed version of how he and others during the Tang dynasty would have pronounced this is Bhæk. His courtesy name was Taibai "Great White," as the planet Venus was called at the time. Thus, combining the family name with the courtesy name, his name appears in variants such as Li Taibo, Li Taibai, Li Tai-po, among others, he is known by his, or pen-name Qīnglián Jūshì, meaning Householder of Azure Lotus, or by nicknames "Immortal Poet" (Poet Transcendent. The Japanese pronunciation may be romanized as "Ri Haku"or "Ri Taihaku"; the two "Books of Tang", The Old Book of Tang and The New Book of Tang, remain the primary sources of bibliographical material on Li Bai.

Other sources include internal evidence from poems by or about Li Bai, certain other sources, such the preface to his collected poems by his relative and literary executor, Li Yangbin. Li Bai is considered to have been born in 701, in Suyab of ancient Chinese Central Asia, where his family had prospered in business at the frontier. Afterwards, the family under the leadership of his father, Li Ke, moved to Jiangyou, near modern Chengdu, in Sichuan, when the youngster was about five years old. There is some mystery or uncertainty about the circumstances of the family relocations, due to a lack of legal authorization which would have been required to move out of the border regions if one's family had been assigned there. Two accounts given by contemporaries Li Yangbing and Fan Chuanzheng state that Li's family was from what is now southwestern Jingning County, Gansu. Li's ancestry is traditionally traced back to Li Gao, the noble founder of the state of Western Liang; this provides some support for Li's own claim to be related to the Li dynastic royal family of the Tang dynasty: the Tang emperors claimed descent from the Li rulers of West Liang.

This family was known as the Longxi Li lineage. Evidence suggests that during the Sui dynasty, Li's own ancestors, at that time for some reason classified as commoners, were forced into a form of exile from their original home to some location or locations further west. During their exile in the far west, the Li family lived in the ancient Silk Road city of Suiye (Suyab, now an archeological site in present-day Kyrgyzstan, also in Tiaozhi, a state near modern Ghazni, Afghanistan; these areas were on the ancient Silk Road, the Li family were merchants. Their business was quite prosperous. In one hagiographic account, while Li Bai's mother was pregnant with him, she had a dream of a great white star

New Synagogue (Przemyƛl)

The Przemyśl New Synagogue known as the Scheinbach Synagogue was an Orthodox synagogue in Przemyśl, Poland. Since World War II, the synagogue, still standing, has been used as the Ignacy Krasicki Przemyśl Public Library. Construction on the began in 1910 and was completed in 1918 after delays caused by the First World War; the spacious, high-ceilinged building survives, although Communist-period renovations stripped so much of the exterior detail that it presents an appearance in marked contrast to the building shown in old photographs. The synagogue is a free-standing building in a blend of Rundbogenstil and Classical styles with eclectic decoration, it was designed by architect Stanisław Majerski. The elaborate interior decoration once featured Biblical scenes and scenes of Eretz Israel painted on the walls and ceiling. In its incarnation as a public library, the building has a sedate and functional interior with bookshelves and walls painted white; the synagogue had a notable set of stained glass windows.

The windows and paintings were by a Jewish Przemyśl artist named Adolf Bienenstock, a graduate of the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts. Kraków, like Przemyśl, was part of Austrian Galicia. Bienenstock, who taught art at the Przemyśl Gymnasium, had studied under the notable Polish artist Józef Mehoffer; the interior reflects the influence of the Young Poland movement. Young Poland was the Polish version of the jugendstil movement; the synagogue was used as a stable by the German army during World War II used as a textile factory under the Communist post-War government before being turned into a library in the 1960s. Http://przemysl.blogspot.com/2008/12/architecture-of-tempel-and-new.html http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Przemysl/photos/show_sygag.shtml Zasanie Synagogue Old Synagogue Tempel Synagogue

Wilderness Union order of battle

The following Union Army units and commanders fought in the Battle of the Wilderness of the American Civil War. The Confederate order of battle is listed separately. Order of battle compiled from the army organization May 5, 1864, the casualty returns and the reports. LTG = Lieutenant General MG = Major General BG = Brigadier General Col = Colonel Ltc = Lieutenant Colonel Maj = Major Cpt = Captain Lt = 1st Lieutenant w = wounded mw = mortally wounded k = killed c = captured LTG Ulysses S. Grant, General-in-Chief, Union Armies Escort: 5th United States Cavalry, Companies B, F and K: Cpt Julius W. Mason MG Ambrose Burnside Chief of Staff: MG John G. Parke MG George Meade General Staff: Chief of Staff: MG Andrew A. Humphreys Assistant Adjutant General: BG Seth Williams Chief Quartermaster: BG Rufus IngallsGeneral Headquarters: Provost Guard: BG Marsena R. Patrick 1st Massachusetts Cavalry, Companies C and D: Cpt Edward A. Flint 80th New York: Col Theodore B. Gates 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry: Maj James W. Walsh 68th Pennsylvania: Ltc Robert E. Winslow 114th Pennsylvania: Col Charles H. T. CollisEngineer Troops: 50th New York Engineers: Ltc Ira Spaulding Battalion United States Engineers: Cpt George H. MendellGuards and Orderlies: Independent Company Oneida Cavalry: Cpt Daniel P. Mann MG Winfield S. Hancock Escort: 1st Vermont Cavalry, Company M: Cpt John H. Hazelton MG Gouverneur K. Warren Provost Guard: 12th New York Battalion: Maj Henry W. Ryder MG John Sedgwick Escort: 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company A: Cpt Charles E. Fellows MG Philip H. Sheridan Escort: 6th United States: Cpt Ira W. Claflin 8th Illinois: Lt William W. Long BG Henry J. Hunt Spotsylvania Court House Union order of battle Cold Harbor Union order of battle Rhea, Gordon C.

The Battle of the Wilderness May 5–6, 1864. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-8071-3021-4 U. S. War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, U. S. Government Printing Office, 1880–1901

Ariel Rubinstein

Ariel Rubinstein is an Israeli economist who works in Economic Theory, Game Theory and Bounded Rationality. Ariel Rubinstein is a professor of economics at the School of Economics at Tel Aviv University and the Department of Economics at New York University, he studied mathematics and economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1972–1979. In 1982, he published "Perfect equilibrium in a bargaining model", an important contribution to the theory of bargaining; the model is known as a Rubinstein bargaining model. It describes two-person bargaining as an extensive game with perfect information in which the players alternate offers. A key assumption is; the main result gives conditions under which the game has a unique subgame perfect equilibrium and characterizes this equilibrium. Rubinstein was elected a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in and the American Economic Association. In 1985 he was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society, served as its president in 2004.

In 2002, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Tilburg University. He has received the Bruno Prize, the Israel Prize for economics, the Nemmers Prize in Economics, the EMET Prize. and the Rothschild Prize. Bargaining and Markets, with Martin J. Osborne, Academic Press 1990 A Course in Game Theory, with Martin J. Osborne, MIT Press, 1994. Modeling Bounded Rationality, MIT Press, 1998. Economics and Language, Cambridge University Press, 2000. Lecture Notes in Microeconomic Theory: The Economic Agent, Princeton University Press, 2006. Economic Fables, Open Book Publishers, 2012. AGADOT HAKALKALA, Zmora, Bitan, 2009. List of Israel Prize recipients Personal Web site Nash lecture Russ. "Rubinstein on Game Theory and Behavioral Economics". EconTalk. Library of Economics and Liberty

Lea Carpenter

Lea du Pont Carpenter Brokaw is an American writer and editor. Her debut novel, Eleven Days, was well received by critics. Carpenter grew up in Delaware, she is a descendant of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont. She is one of six children born to Carroll M. Carpenter and Edmund N. Carpenter II, her father was a partner and former president of Richards and Finger, a law firm. He was awarded a Bronze Star in World War II. Edmund Carpenter served in the Army Intelligence in China and Burma in World War II; this information, revealed after his death, inspired Lea Carpenter to write her first novel. Carpenter graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in English, she received her MBA from Harvard University in June 2003. Carpenter worked in literary publishing for ten years, she was a founding editor of Francis Ford Coppola's literary magazine, Zoetrope. and worked on John F. Kennedy Jr.'s George magazine. From 2004 to 2005, Carpenter was the deputy publisher of The Paris Review. During this time Carpenter supervised the "day-to-day financial health" of the magazine, worked under the magazine's publisher, Drue Heinz.

Carpenter was the managing editor of Lipper/Atlas publishers, was the founding editor for the Penguin Lives series. As of 2013, Carpenter was employed at the New York Public Library, she founded the Young Lions, a group for young adults in New York who want to contribute to the library. Since 1999, the group has raised $5 million for the library. Carpenter is on the board of directors for the Art Production Fund; the non-profit organization is dedicated to "commissioning and producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences and expanding awareness through contemporary art." Eleven Days tells the story of her son. Instead of applying to Harvard, the son enters the Naval Academy. Ten years he is reported missing from a Special Operations Forces mission on the same night as the Osama Bin Laden raid. Carpenter began to write her novel on a dare from a friend who said: "Give me ten thousand words" by May 3, 2011; the title of the book refers to the end of The Iliad. Carpenter's first novel, Eleven Days, was praised by writers.

Toni Morrison commented that the book contained "elegant prose." Former Senator and Navy Seal, Bob Kerrey said the book, "showed us how 9/11 has changed our lives forever." It has been referred to as, "mong the smartest of the batch of recent American war novels." The novel was longlisted for the Bailey's Prize for Fiction 2014. Lea lives in Manhattan with her two sons. A Mother's War: A Q&A with Lea Carpenter, Author of Eleven Days at Vogue Beast Fiction: Lea Carpenter's'Swan' at The Daily Beast A War Story is a Love Story, Anyway by Lea Carpenter at Huffington Post

Nitesh Tiwari

Nitesh Tiwari is an Indian film director and lyricist known for his works in Bollywood. He made his directorial debut by co-directing Chillar Party which won the National Film Award for Best Children's Film for that year, he directed the supernatural political drama Bhoothnath Returns. In 2016, Tiwari scripted and directed Dangal, screened at the Beijing International Film Festival in April 2017 and second BRICS festival in June 2017; the film is the highest-grossing Indian films and the fifth highest grossing non-English film, having collected over ₹2,000 crore of which more than ₹1,200 crore was earned in China, where it has emerged as one of the top 20 highest-grossers of all time. Tiwari has garnered the Filmfare Best Director Award at the 62nd Filmfare Awards, the Telstra People's Choice Award at the 2017 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, his next Chhichhore, a comedy, earned him numerous nominations and acclaim as well. Tiwari was born into a Hindu family. Madhya Pradesh to B. D. Tiwari.

He has a sister. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 1996 with a Bachelor's degree in Metallurgy and Material Science engineering. Tiwari worked as a creative director at Leo Burnett, he lives at a quaint bungalow in Chembur with his wife Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, his colleague and creative director at Leo Burnett. She turned a film director; the couple have twins, a boy and a girl