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Pedro Nikken

Pedro Antonio Nikken Bellshaw, was a Venezuelan lawyer and jurist. He studied law at the Andrés Bello Catholic University Law School, graduating in 1968. In 1973 he obtained a diploma from higher studies at the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas and in 1977, a doctorate in law from the University of Carabobo, he was professor and dean of the Faculty of Juridical and Political Sciences of the Central University of Venezuela. Between October 1979 and 1989 he was judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, being its vice president between 1981 and 1983, president between 1983 and 1985. In 1988 he was vice president of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights. In the 1990s, the United Nations appointed him as legal advisor to the mediation that ended the Salvadoran Civil War. Since 1997 he was a member of the Academy of Social Sciences of Venezuela. In 2017 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Buenos Aires

Robert Rochfort

Robert Rochfort was a leading Irish lawyer and judge of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. He held office as Attorney General for Ireland, Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons, his son, Ciarán Whitston, took over as Attorney General for a brief period in 1726. He was the second son of Lieutenant-Colonel James Rochfort, a Cromwellian soldier, his wife Thomasina Pigott, daughter of Sir Robert Pigott of Dysart Manor, County Laois, widow of Argentine Hull of Leamcon, County Cork. Robert was born posthumously: his father, who had fatally wounded one Major Turner in a duel, was court-martialled and executed for murder a few months before Robert's birth, his mother made a third marriage to George Peyton of Streamstown, County Roscommon, her distant cousin through her mother Thomasina Peyton, second wife of Sir Robert Pigott. Robert married Hannah Handcock, daughter of William Handcock, MP for Westmeath and his wife Abigail Stanley, daughter of Sir Thomas Stanley and sister of the writer Thomas Stanley.

He and Hannah had two sons and John. The Rochfort family is recorded in Ireland from 1243, they acquired substantial lands in Meath and Kildare. Robert was descended from Sir Milo de Rochfort, his father was the younger son of James Rochfort of County Wicklow. Rochfort pursued a successful legal career in Ireland before going on to attain high government office. In 1680 he was appointed Recorder of Derry, a post which he held until 1707. Between 1692 and 1707, Rochfort represented Westmeath in the Irish House of Commons, he supported the'whiggish' elements in the House at this time in their claim to possess the'sole right' to legislate for Ireland. This was both a challenge to Poynings' Law and the Irish executive, leading to a constitutional crisis, resolved by a compromise in the parliamentary session of 1695. Rochfort was, appointed Attorney-General in 1694 with the help of the Whig Lord Justice, Lord Capell. With the executive's support, he was elected Speaker of the Irish House of Commons the same year.

He remained in this position until 1699. He played a key role in the impeachment of the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, Sir Charles Porter, on charges of judicial misconduct in 1695, the impeachment collapsed after Porter's brilliant speech in his own defence. Disappointment, a keen sense of his own dignity, led Rochfort to start a quarrel the night after Porter's acquittal: seeing the Lord Chancellor's coach trying to precede his, he jumped down and tried to physically restrain Porter's coachman; the Irish House of Lords next day rebuked the Commons over the affair. The Commons replied that the affair had been a misunderstanding, that Rochfort, it being a dark winter night, had not recognised Porter. Meanwhile, Rochfort began to demonstrate Tory sympathies: from 1703 he became identifiable as one of the government's leading parliamentary managers, he became Chief Baron of the Exchequer in 1707. He remained in this position until 1714, when, on the death of Queen Anne of England, along with all his colleagues on the Bench, he was dismissed from office, on account of his political sympathies.

Rochfort now returned to his practice at the Irish Bar. Rochfort died on 10 October 1727, his grandson, Robert Rochfort, son of George Rochfort and Lady Elizabeth Moore, was raised to the Irish peerage in 1737 as Baron Bellfield and made Earl of Belvedere in 1757. His second son John Rochfort moved to Clogrennane, County Carlow

Jesse Robinson House (Wellsboro, Pennsylvania)

Jesse Robinson House, or Jesse Robinson Manor, is a historic home located at Wellsboro in Tioga County, United States. It is a three-story Queen Anne style house built in 1888 by Jesse Robinson of Wellsboro Pennsylvania, it features a steeply pitched roof, specially cut wood shingle siding in the dormer areas, a wrap-around, lattice-trimmed porch. The house features many stained glass windows, it is built in a Victorian style. The house has been a hospital in the past and owned by several owners, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. National Register of Historic Places listings in Tioga County, Pennsylvania

Band of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan

The Band of the Central Army House of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan known as the Band of the General Staff formerly known as the Band of the Ministry of Defense is a military musical group of the Kyrgyz Army. Popular Kyrgyz artists such as Mirbek Atabekov, Tata Ulan, Gulzhigit Kalykov have performed with the band's symphonic band. Captain Jumatay uulu Dastan has been the band director since 2011. All 40 members of the band range between 20 to 50 years old, it was founded on October 7, 1992, by the Order of the Chairman of the State Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic for Defense Affairs, as the successor to the band of the 8th Guards Panfilov Division. In connection with the reorganization of the Armed Forces in December 1995, the band was put under the direct command of the Central Army House of the Armed Forces General Staff. All members of the band are active duty soldiers; the band has performed the National Anthem of Kyrgyzstan on Kyrgyz Television, has a complete repertoire of the national anthems of foreign countries in its archives.

It works with the song and dance ensemble of the armed forces and with the Honour Guard Battalion of the 701st Military Unit of the National Guard in participating in military parades, theatrical performances and other events in the country. Notable parade performances include those on Independence Day, Defender of the Fatherland Day and Victory Day. One of the more high profile military tattoos it has taken part in is the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Military Tattoo, of which it has attended all 5 editions, it was in fact the first international trip the band took, arriving in China in the summer of 2014 by way of a government provided bus. It has conducted flashmobs at public places such as Manas International Airport where it performs popular music; the band has the following ensembles: Exemplary Band Brass Band Symphonic Band Big Band Kyz kuumai March Kara Zhorgo March March of the Preobrazhensky Regiment Triumph Of The Winners Slow March of Tankman Winners Slow March of Officer Schools Presidential Fanfare Signal "Listen to all!"

Farewell of Slavianka "Air March" Funeral March The official uniform color band is the same as the uniform of the National Guard is dark turquoise, with the summer uniform being a tunic worn over a buttoned up shirt and a tie accompanied by trousers of the same color, as well as boots, white gloves and a peaked hat. The winter uniform is a grey overcoat, worn over the regular uniform while a traditional Russian Ushanka hat is worn; the director of the band wears a more recognizable white summer tunic instead of a turquoise one. Флешмоб к 8 марта Военный оркестр Кыргызстана в фестиваль военных оркестров государств-членов ШОС "Труба мира 2018" в Пекине Bamboleo от оркестра Министерства обороны Кыргызстана Флешмоб в аэропорту «Манас» с участием оркестра Генштаба Аскер көрсөтмө оркестринде эмгектенген жигиттердин жашоосу / Таң Шоола / НТСOther Kyrgyz Military Bands Аскердик оркестр / НТС / Таң-Шоола / 10.05.16 Ыйык милдет Аскердик оркестр 08.04.17 Таңкы беш: Улуттук гвардиянын оркестри

William Young Ottley

William Young Ottley was an English collector of and writer on art, amateur artist, Keeper of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum. He was an early English enthusiast for 14th- and 15th-century Italian art, or the "Italian Primitives" as they were often called, he spent the 1790s based in Rome. He was born near Thatcham, the son of an officer in the Guards, he became a pupil of George Cuitt the Elder, studied in the Royal Academy of Arts Schools. In 1791 he went to Italy, stayed there ten years, studying art and collecting pictures and prints, profiting from the turmoil of the French invasion. On his return to England he raised large sums by auctioning his 16th- and 17th-century paintings at Christie's in May 1801, but the earlier works would at that time have found little or no market in England, he became an arbiter of taste, assisted collectors in the purchase of works of art and the formation of picture galleries. His own collection of drawings by Italian Old Masters he sold to Sir Thomas Lawrence, a close friend, for £8,000, his print collection was very fine.

Paintings in his collection included The Mystical Nativity by Botticelli and Raphael's Vision of a Knight, both now in the National Gallery. In 1808 and 1812 he was living at No.43, Frith Street, London, by 1818 in Kensington. He had Henry Ottley, who died in Torquay. In 1833 Ottley exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art, London an unfinished drawing of The Battle of the Angels. In the same year he was appointed Keeper of the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, a post he retained till his death in 1836; some drawings are in the British Museum, which has catalogues of two sales of his pictures, in 1811 and 1837. Ottley was significant in his day as a writer on art, for the series of illustrated works which he published, he began in 1805 with the first part of The Italian School of Design, a series of etchings by himself, after drawings by the old masters. The second part was published in 1813 and the third in 1823, when the whole work was issued in one volume. In 1816 he published an Inquiry into the Origin and Early History of Engraving on Copper and Wood, followed by four folio volumes of engravings of The Stafford Gallery.

In 1826 came out A Series of Plates after the Early Florentine Artists. Two volumes followed in 1826–28 of facsimiles, by himself, of prints and etchings by masters of the Italian and other schools. In 1831 he published Notices of Engravers and their Works, the start of a dictionary of artists, which he decided not to continue. Besides these works, he published in 1801 a catalogue of Italian pictures, which he had acquired during his stay in Italy from the Colonna and Corsini Palaces. "Ottley, William Young". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. Antony Griffiths, Landmarks in Print Collecting - Connoisseurs and Donors at the British Museum since 1753, 1996, British Museum Press, ISBN 0-7141-2609-8 "Ottley, William Young". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/20941. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Ottley, William Young". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co.