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Sarah Cole

Sarah Cole was an American landscape painter and the sister of prominent American landscape painter Thomas Cole. Many of Cole’s paintings are similar in subject and visuals to her brother’s. Though she was one of the earliest female landscape painters working in the United States, little is known of her life, few of her works have survived or can be located today. Though Cole spent most of her life in America, she was born in England, her parents and Mary Cole, had six other children aside from her and Thomas, all daughters. Thomas was the seventh of the eight children, Sarah was the youngest. In 1818, her parents immigrated to the United States with four of their children, the sisters Ann and Sarah, their brother Thomas, an aunt; the family arrived in Philadelphia in July, moved to Steubenville, Ohio, in September of the same year, except for Thomas, who remained in Philadelphia for a year before joining the family in Steubenville. In Steubenville and Mary opened a seminary where Sarah may have eventually taught.

In 1824, the family moved to Pittsburgh. The next year, they moved to New York City, where Sarah lived for the rest of her life visiting Catskill where she would join Thomas on hikes in the Catskill Mountains. Sarah occasionally visited family and friends in Baltimore, it is not known when Sarah Cole began to make art, though she first mentions that she is painting in letters to her brother in the mid 1830s. She exhibited her paintings publicly only after the death of Thomas in February 1848, most to help support herself financially; the National Academy of Design in New York City displayed her work from 1848 to 1852, her works appeared in the American Art-Union and the Maryland Historical Society during her lifetime. Titles of these canvases indicate original, rather than copied, subjects; the majority of her exhibited paintings are now lost. Two of Sarah Cole’s paintings that can be found today are on display in the Albany Institute of History and Art in Albany, New York; the paintings are A View of the Catskill Mountain House, a scene of the titular white house on a hill covered with fall foliage and a small seated figure on the ground looking up at it, Mount Aetna, a view of the mountain in the background with a landscape and people praying to a shrine of an icon.

A note on the back of the canvas of the Catskill Mountain House painting indicates that it was copied from a painting by Thomas Cole. A View of the Catskill Mountain House is nearly identical to her brother’s painting of the same subject. Mount Aetna is not a direct copy but it is similar to her brother’s style. Another painting by Sarah Cole, Ancient Column Near Syracuse, depicts a landscape with a Neoclassical theme, it pictures a person with some animals on a green field in front of ancient ruins. The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in the Catskills houses her paintings Duffield Church, English Landscape, Landscape with Church. In addition to being a painter, Sarah made etchings, she was trained in etching by the painter and engraver Asher B. Durand. None of her etchings survive today but in 1888, decades after her death, New York’s Union League Club held an exhibition called “Women Etchers of America” that included some of her work. All of the other exhibitors in that show were living artists.

Sarah Cole died in 1857, spending her final days in Catskill, New York

Jean-Baptiste Maunier

Jean-Baptiste Maunier is a French actor and singer. He is most well known for his role in the 2004 French film Les Choristes. Jean-Baptiste Maunier was born to Thierry Maunier, a cameraman, Muriel Maunier, he has Benjamin. His father sang in a well-known church choir. Jean-Baptiste attended a Roman Catholic school in France, he studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York between 2008 and 2009 to perfect his acting and English, returning to France to sing in Les Enfoirés charity concerts. Maunier gained fame for his starring role in the 2004 French film Les Choristes, in which he plays Pierre Morhange, a delinquent with an exceptional singing voice at the correctional school Fond de L'Étang. Christophe Barratier, the director of Les Choristes, chose Maunier because "he had the right look" and a marvellous voice, he was exceptionally appealing for the role. Following the release of the film and the choir took part in numerous concerts all over the world, including Japan and Canada. In February 2005, he left the choir in order to devote more time to his studies and to his acting career.

In April and August 2005, he took part in a four-episode television series for France 2, Le Cri, playing a young steelworker. The series was released in 2006. Maunier appears in Le Grand Meaulnes as Francois Seurel. In Piccolo, Saxo et compagnie, an animated film, he lent his voice to the character "Saxo". In the summer of 2006, Maunier acted in a full-length film directed by James Huth. In this film, Maunier plays the role of Sid; the film was released in March 2007. In L'Auberge rouge, directed by Gérard Krawczyk Maunier stars as Octave, it opened in theaters in France on 5 December 2007. Jean-Baptiste spent a year studying at New York's Lee Strasberg Institute in 2008 to unleash his acting potentials. Staying in the USA allowed him to perfect his English, he returned to France in 2010, performed in the Enfoirés charity concert of 2010. Upon entering collège, Maunier was asked to make a choice between various activities, he became a member of Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc. In the choir, he was tutored by Nicolas Porte.

In Les Choristes, the film that made him famous for his singing skills, both Maunier's solo and the chorus of "Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc" are featured on the original soundtrack. In 2005, to keep a souvenir of his voice before it broke, Maunier decided to sing with Clemence Saint-Preux and had released the single, Concerto pour deux voix, in turn an adaptation of Concerto pour une Voix. Since 2005 he has participated in Les Enfoirés, an ensemble of notable singers and performers in France that periodically performs charity concerts, he contributed a song named "Le Monde Qui Est Le Mien" for the album "We Love Disney 2" and released a single, "Je Reviens". Jean-Baptiste Maunier on IMDb Official Site

George Gordon-Lennox

Lieutenant-General Sir George Charles Gordon-Lennox was a senior British Army officer who served during the Second World War. Gordon-Lennox was the eldest child of Lord Bernard Gordon-Lennox and a grandson of the 7th Duke of Richmond, his mother was daughter of Henry Loch, 1st Baron Loch. He was educated at Eton and was a Page of Honour to George V from 1921 to 1924. After Eton, he trained at Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards in 1928, he fought with the Grenadier Guards in the Second World War, in which he was wounded, awarded the DSO and mentioned in despatches. In 1951 Gordon-Lennox was appointed Commanding Officer of the Grenadier Guards and in 1952 he was awarded the CVO. In 1952 he became Commander of 1st Guards Brigade, he went on to be General Officer Commanding 3rd Division in 1959. In 1960 he became Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Director-General of Military Training at the War Office in 1963. A year he was knighted and transferred to Scotland where he was General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Scottish Command and Governor of Edinburgh Castle until 1966.

In 1965, he became Colonel of the Gordon Highlanders and his last post was in retirement, as King of Arms of the Order of the British Empire from 1968 until 1983. He married Nancy Brenda Darell and they went on together to have two sons

Heather Keith

Heather Keith known as Heather Keith-Ryan, is an anglophone rights activist from the Eastern Townships region of the Canadian province of Quebec. She has served two terms as president of the Townshippers' Association and in this capacity has opposed provincial restrictions on the use of the English language. Keith herself is fluent in French. Keith moved to Quebec's Eastern Townships in 1967, she has owned a bed-and-breakfast in Mansonville, been a town councillor, served as vice-president of a local Chamber of Commerce, worked as a realtor and teacher. In the 1990s, she co-authored a book for anglophone tourists entitled, Quebec: Bonjour Eh; the book was re-issued as Quebec: Bonjour — Visitor's Visa to French-Speaking Canada. In the 2000s, Keith received Bachelor's degree in social work at McGill University, she started a Master's degree in gerontology at the Université de Sherbrooke. Keith was elected to the municipal council of South Stukely in the 1970 municipal election and appears to have served for a single term.

She was a founding director of the Townshippers' Association in 1979, in 1987 she encouraged municipalities in the Townships to oppose provincial restrictions on English-language signs and billboards. She was elected to her first term as Townshippers' Association president in September 1987. Keith testified before the Senate of Canada in 1988, opposing the proposed Meech Lake Accord on the grounds that its recognition of Quebec as a distinct society would threaten the rights of anglophones in the province. In the same year, she argued that Township anglophones were discriminated against in the federal civil service and expressed concern that the English population of the area was declining. In September 1988, she said it was a "crime" that there were no senior citizens' homes in the Townships to serve the needs of anglophones. For the 1989 provincial election, Keith resigned as Townshippers' Association president to run as an independent candidate against Liberal cabinet minister Pierre Paradis in Brome—Missisquoi.

She argued that anglophones should break their historical link to the provincial Liberal Party on the grounds that it had failed their community on language issues. Forty-nine years old at the time, Keith said that she supported laws to protect the French language in Quebec but that requirements for unilingual French were unjustifiable, she received 1,936 votes. She effected a political reconciliation with Paradis, saying in 1994, "he's honest, he's never hidden that he's a federalist, he's been present for his riding."Keith was elected to the Potton municipal council in the 1989 municipal election and appears to have served another term in office. She was vice-president of the Liberal Party of Canada's riding association in Brome—Missisquoi during the early 1990s, she wanted to seek the party's nomination for the 1993 Canadian federal election, but withdrew after being dissuaded by party officials. She subsequently sought the party's nomination for a 1995 by-election, but lost to Denis Paradis, Pierre's brother.

Keith remained active on language issues throughout the 1990s representing the anglophone community in francophone media forums. She was elected to a second term as Townshippers' Association president in 2000 and in the same year coordinated her group's presentation to the Estates-General on the Situation and Future of the French Language in Quebec. Speaking before the commission, Keith criticized the absence of English-language health services and said that efforts to introduce bilingual signs to Sherbrooke hospitals had been frustrated by the Office de la Langue Francaise. Despite general anglophone scepticism about the commission, she said that it had been useful in building connections between Quebec's linguistic communities, she expressed disappointment about some aspects of the final report, including what she described as "unclear recommendations" regarding health and social services. Keith stood down as Townshippers' president in 2001 and became chair of the association's health and social services committee.

She sought re-election to the Potton municipal council in the 2001 municipal election, but was unsuccessful. In December 2001, she commended the provincial government for appointing of anglophone candidates to the Estrie and Montérégie health boards, she criticized a proposed merger of the Université de Sherbrooke Geriatric Institute with the CLSC of Sherbrooke in 2004, arguing that the institute's historical links to the region's anglophone community could be threatened. In 2008, Keith was appointed to a municipal subcommittee in Sherbrooke charged with designing a new urban zoning plan, she was again defeated. In 2001, Keith began working with other grandmothers in the Sherbrooke region to support the efforts of South African grandmothers raising children who were orphaned by AIDS. Working through the Canadian Federation of University Women and her associates crafted Christmas ornaments that were sold to benefit the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign. In 2010, Keith was one of forty-two Canadian grandmothers to attend the African Grandmothers' Gathering in Swaziland.

ProvincialMunicipalSee the 2009 election page for details on the other candidates. Source: Résultants 2009, Élections municipales 2009, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec. Source: "Election 2001 Sherbrooke & Townships," Sherbrooke Record, 6 November 2001, p. 5

Cheat on Me

"Cheat on Me" arrived in August 2009 as the first single taken from the fourth studio album by British indie rock band the Cribs. The song provided listeners with the first batch of new material from the four-piece incarnation of the band, with the Smiths and Modest Mouse guitarist Johnny Marr an addition the year previous finding release on fourth LP Ignore the Ignorant in September 2009. R Recorded and mixed at Seedy Underbelly Studio in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California with producer Nick Launay, the song received additional treatment at British Grove Studio, United Kingdom; the song received a physical release in numerous forms, through two seven-inch records and a CD single, as well as digital download. Frequent band collaborator Nick Scott designed the sleeve, whereas Autumn de Wilde provided band photography for one of the releases; the first vinyl included a band photograph as an A3 poster, with the second a clear-coloured release. Catalogue numbers'WEBB221S','WEBB221SX' and'WEBB221SCD'.

"Curse This English Rain" and "So Hot Now", the CD single and seven inch vinyl one B-sides, came from the same sessions as the rest of the album, with additional recording completed at Mastan Music, Oregon by Jeremy Wilson. "So Hot Now" went on to feature as a split single with Portland band the Thermals on Kill Rock Stars in March 2010, with Gary Jarman on guitar and Ryan Jarman on bass duties. The live versions of "Cheat on Me" and "We Were Aborted" come from Live at the Ritz, an album recorded in Manchester on 5 and 6 February 2009 by Jim Spencer; the band released an accompanying video with the song, reaching number eighty on the British singles chart. All tracks are written by Gary Jarman, Ross Jarman, Ryan Jarman and Johnny Marr. official band website official record label website