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Charles Allom

Sir Charles Carrick Allom, grandson of architect Thomas Allom and painter Thomas Carrick, was an eminent English decorator, trained as an architect and knighted for his work on Buckingham Palace. Among his American clients in the years preceding World War I was Henry Clay Frick, for whom Allom furnished houses in cooperation with Sir Joseph Duveen, the eminent paintings dealer. Allom furnished the Henry Clay Frick House at 71st Street and Fifth Avenue that today houses the Frick Collection, the neo-Georgian house, "Clayton", in Roslyn, Long Island, designed by Ogden Codman, Jr., bought for Frick's daughter-in-law. For the grand rooms of parade in Frick's New York house, Sir Charles, whose London workshops produced the plasterwork and boiseries, kept the furnishings muted, not to compete with Frick's collection of paintings. In 1925, when William Randolph Hearst purchased a real castle, St. Donat's in Wales, his choice to furnish it fell upon Sir Charles. Allom & White we’re commissioned by the Henry Huntington Estate of “San Moreno”.

Today we know it as the Hunting Library. It’s located in Pasadena California. Also: Most important job the USA.. Allom&White elicited the interior architecture of two Philadelphia PA mansions: “Lynwood Hall” owned by Joseph Widner, “Whitemarsh Hall” owned by Edward Townsend Stotesbury at Wynmore, near Chestnut Hill; the architect was Horace Trumbaur. They used Joseph Duveen for art work. Whitemarsh Hall was the most magnificent house in the USA. All the 27 chimney pieces were designed and carved at the Hanover Square, London Shop of Allom and White. The pictures speak for themselves. Also: Friends of Whitemarsh Hall are on Facebook. Stotesbury was J. P. Morgan’s business partner at the Philadelphia brokerage house of Drexel. Whitemarsh Hall was Allom’s masterful work situated on 380 acres outside of Philadelphia. In 1914, Allom and Charles Ernest Nicholson of Camper and Nicholsons boat-builders formed the Gosport Aircraft Company; the firm built a number of flying-boats for the British government and proposed a series of designs during 1919.

The venture closed in 1920 following the death of its chief designer, flying boat pioneer John Cyril Porte. Shortly after World War I, Allom decided, he purchased the house on Madison Avenue built by Carrère and Hastings in 1893 for Dr. Christian Herter which the firm White, Allom & Company occupied until 1933. Allom divided his time between London and New York In 1931, Allom was among the stellar cast of furnishers and decorators creating a grand but homey atmosphere for the new Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Park Avenue; the style generated by Allom, White was distinctly old-fashioned. It appealed to Queen Mary, a connoisseur of eighteenth-century English porcelain and furniture, and when the Empress of Britain was launched the same year as the "new" Waldorf-Astoria, among its modern Art Deco decors, the "Mayfair Lounge" by White, Allom was the one space in Edwardian Renaissance manner. He died in 1947. White Allom was acquired by Holloway as Holloway White Allom in 1960. Bailey, Colin B. Building the Frick Collection: An Introduction to the House and Its Collections

Anthony Cox (producer)

Anthony D. Cox is an American film producer and art promoter, he is a former husband of Yoko Ono. Cox met Yoko Ono in 1961, after he saw some of her art work in an anthology and located her in Tokyo; the couple married on November 28, 1962, but marriage was annulled on March 1, 1963 due to Ono neglecting to finalize her divorce from her first husband, the Japanese composer Toshi Ichiyanagi. They remarried on June 6, 1963, two months before their daughter, Kyoko Chan Cox, was born on August 8, 1963. Cox became a full-time caregiver for Kyoko, while both he and Ono continued with their art, collaborating as conceptual artists. Ono's growing estrangement from Cox in 1966 inspired her to create her artwork Half-A-Room, the pain of their subsequent breakup inspired Ono to make Ceiling Painting/Yes Painting, their marriage fell apart some time after 1966. Cox and Ono divorced on February 2, 1969. After a legal battle, Ono was awarded permanent custody of Kyoko. However, in 1971 Cox, who had joined a religious group known as the Church of the Living Word, or "The Walk," after his divorce from Ono, vanished with Kyoko in violation of the custody order.

He left The Walk after a few years, in 1978, Cox and Kyoko stayed with the Jesus People USA commune in Chicago. He and Kyoko contacted Yoko Ono after the death of Lennon in 1980, but they did not specify their location. Afterward, Ono agreed to no longer attempt to locate Kyoko, but still wished to make contact with her. In 1994, when she was 31, Kyoko made contact with Ono and they have been in close contact since then. In 1985, in an autobiographical documentary film entitled Vain Glory, Cox discussed his experiences with the Lennons, with the Church of the Living Word, with life on the run. Vain Glory Yoko Ono: Money Can't Buy Me Love - film in development dealing with Cox and Kyoko's relationship with Ono Anthony D. Cox, Appellant, v. Yoko Ono Cox. 457 F.2d 1190, Docket Number: 71-2090 Anthony Cox on IMDb

Pike's Mile Markers

Pike's Mile Markers are a series of twelve stone mileposts along United States Route 1 in Robbinston and Calais in far eastern Washington County, Maine. The stones were placed by James Shepherd Pike, owner of The Mansion House which stands near the 12-mile mark; the measure the distance from his house to the center of Calais, were used by Pike to assess the quality of his horses. The markers, unique in the state of Maine, were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. James Shepherd Pike was born in Calais, achieved a nationwide reputation as a journalist with a strong anti-slavery voice prior to the American Civil War. During the war he served as United States Ambassador to the Netherlands. Upon his return from that posting, he purchased the Mansion House, a large Federal-style mansion in Robbinston, where he lived in semi-retirement, he continued to write on subjects related to African-American civil rights, but became bitterly opposed to the corruption and mismanagement of the Reconstruction Era.

Pike is said to have measured the route from his house to Calais, placed these stones sometime between his purchase of the Mansion House and his death in 1882. He is said to have used them as a means to gauge the performance of his horses. There are twelve markers in all, of which eleven are those placed by Pike. Marker #6 was destroyed during road works on US 1 shortly after World War II, was replaced by a similar marker fashioned out of red granite. All of the markers are located on the east side of US 1. National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington County, Maine

Kommunal Landspensjonskasse

Kommunal Landspensjonskasse Gjensidig Forsikringsselskap or KLP is a mutual insurance company responsible for the management of municipal and county pensions and insurance issues. The company has total assets of NOK 280 billion, with 337 municipal and county authorities, 31 health trusts and 2,300 public sector companies as clients; the company is based in Oslo. The treasury was created in 1949 to manage the pensions of the municipal employees in Norway; until 1974 the portfolio was managed by Norsk Kollektiv Pensjonskasse, when KLP received its own licence. State employees are insured through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. A major subsidiary of KLP is KLP Eiendom that manages a large portfolio of real estate throughout the country and in Denmark. KLP owns 20% of Kommunalbanken that grants loans to municipalities and counties

Derek Boateng

Derek Owusu Boateng is a retired Ghanaian professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. Boateng was born in Accra, Greater Accra, where he played for the local side Liberty Professionals, he signed for Kalamata F. C. in Greece when he was 16. In 2001, Boateng joined antother Greek Super League club Panathinaikos. In 2002, Boateng was unable to keep his place in the Panathinaikos squad and was sent on loan to OFI Crete, he signed for AIK in August 2003. In the 2004 season, AIK was relegated from Allsvenskan for the third time in the history of the club. In the following season, AIK gained promotion after winning the Superettan, distancing runners-up Östers IF by nine points. Boateng extended his contract with AIK for one more year until the end of 2007; when he left for Beitar Jerusalem, Boateng stated in an interview that he loves Sweden and AIK, that he one day will come back to Allsvenskan and AIK the team he supports. In July 2006, he signed with Beitar Jerusalem until January 2009.

Boateng helped Beitar Jerusalem to win the league for the fifth time in their history, for the first time for 10 years, contributing four goals in the campaign. The 2007–08 season started off poorly for Boateng, as he got sent off during Beitar Jerusalem's first official game of the season, in leg one of the second qualifying round for the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League, away to F. C. Copenhagen. Beitar Jerusalem were eliminated. Boateng ended the season with another championship for Beitar Jerusalem. At the Israel State Cup final, Boateng missed a penalty in a thrilling penalty shootout against Hapoel Tel-Aviv, but Beitar Jerusalem secured the title with a 5–4 win at the shootout, secured an historical double; the 2008–09 season started with yet another early elimination at the second qualification round for the UEFA Champions League, this time with a 5–0 away defeat to Wisła Kraków, 6–2 in aggregate. On 21 January 2009, Boateng signed a four-year contract with 1. FC Köln. However, on 31 July 2009, Getafe CF signed him from Köln for one million euros.

He stayed at the Spanish club for just over two seasons, making 61 appearances and scoring two goals. On 20 June 2011, Boateng completed a move to Ukrainian club FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, signing a four-year contract. For Dnipro Derek played in the 2011-12, while the next season he was side benched by the head coach after playing the first couple of games for the first team. After playing some games for the reserve team, Boateng lost interest of playing for the club at all. In May 2013, Boateng confirmed that he had moved on a free transfer to Premier League side Fulham on Ghanaian radio, he said, "I have signed a two-year deal with Fulham and will be training with them for the first time. "I believe it’s a good move and I’m happy to see this deal."Fulham confirmed Boateng signed a one-year deal with an option for a further year on 22 May 2013. He featured in the 2013–14 English Premiership opener against Sunderland where he played only 65 minutes and was substituted by Giorgos Karagounis. After his contract with Fulham expired, he decided to join Spanish club Rayo Vallecano on 3 June 2014.

However, only two months he was deemed surplus to requirements by manager Paco Jémez, rescinded his link with the Madrid outfit on 18 August. Hours after rescinding with Rayo, Boateng signed a one-year deal with fellow league club SD Eibar. On 25 January 2016, Boateng signed with expansion side Rayo OKC of the North American Soccer League. On 30 January 2017, Boateng signed with Football League side OFI Crete F. C. till the end of the season. It is expected with his experience to help the club in his effort to be promoted in the Superleague Greece. While playing for Panathinaikos in 2001, Boateng played for the Ghana national football team at the FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina, in which Ghana progressed to the final. After participating in a friendly with Ghana against French club Nice, he was selected for the Ghana squad at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he made his first FIFA World Cup appearance on 17 June 2006, when he replaced Otto Addo at half-time in the 2–0 win against the Czech Republic.

He was selected for the national team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, in which Ghana progressed to the quarter-finals. AIKSuperettan: 2005Beitar JerusalemIsraeli Premier League: 2006–07, 2007–08 Israel State Cup: 2008 GhanaFIFA World Youth Championship runner-up: 2001 2007–08 Israeli Premier League Best Foreign Player of the Year Derek Boateng at Soccerway Derek Boateng at Soccerbase Derek Boateng – FIFA competition record Derek Boateng at