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Lucas Cranach the Younger

Lucas Cranach the Younger was a German Renaissance painter and portraitist, the son of Lucas Cranach the Elder. Lucas Cranach the Younger was born in Wittenberg, Germany on October 4, 1515 as the second son of Lucas Cranach the Elder and Barbara Brengebier, he began his career as an apprentice in his father's workshop, training alongside his older brother Hans. Following Hans's sudden death in 1537, Cranach the Younger assumed greater responsibilities in the workshop; the Protestant Reformation began in Wittenberg in 1515. Cranach the Elder was friends with Martin Luther and became known as a leading producer of Protestant artistic propaganda. In 1550, Cranach the Elder left Wittenberg to join his patron John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony in exile. Following his father's departure, Cranach the Younger assumed full responsibility over the flourishing family workshop. In this position, he maintained the workshop's high output of quality work, including images of Reformers. Although Cranach the Younger was never a court painter, he worked for members of the social elite including princes and nobles.

Upon his death in 1586, theologian Georg Mylius stated that Cranach the Younger's work could be seen in, "churches and schools, in castles and houses."The Cranach family enjoyed a high status in Wittenberg. In addition to the painting workshop, Cranach the Younger was a successful businessman and politician, he occupied several political offices in Nuremberg beginning in 1549, when he served on the city council. He served as Chamberlain, beginning in 1555 and Burgomaster from 1565. On February 20, 1541 he married Barbara Brück, with whom he had a daughter, he was connected to the Brück family by his sister, Barbara Cranach, being married to Christian Brück, brother of his wife. She died of plague on February 10, 1550. Thereafter Cranach married Magdalena Schurff on May 24, 1551; this union produced five children, including painter Augustin Cranach. His daughter Elisabeth married Polykarp Leyser the Elder. Cranach the Younger died in Wittenberg on January 25, 1586 at the age of 70, he is buried adjacent to one of his finest altarpieces in the church of St Mary known as Stadtkirche Wittenberg.

Cranach Digital Archive The research resource on Lucas Cranach Fifteenth- to eighteenth-century European paintings: France, Central Europe, the Netherlands and Great Britain, a collection catalog available online as a PDF, which contains material on Cranach the Younger

Heart Northants

Heart Northants was a local commercial radio station serving Northamptonshire. The station broadcast on 96.6 FM from studios in Northampton town centre, via the transmitter located in the Kingsthorpe area. As of August 2011 the station merged with Heart Dunstable and Heart Bedford to become Heart Four Counties and now has its studios from Central Milton Keynes, it is operated by Global Radio as a part of the Heart Network. Hereward Radio was the first Independent Local Radio franchise for the county, providing programmes for Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and Rugby from 1 October 1984, using its former FM frequency of 102.8 MHz and 1557 kHz medium wave. The station launched at 1 am, while disc jockey John Warwick hosted its morning show, Hereward Daybreak the following morning. Local radio frequencies on the FM band in the United Kingdom were expanded and re-organised to form'sub-bands'; this affected Northamptonshire as follows: BBC Radio Northampton moved to 104.2 FM and 103.6 FM Northamptonshire ILR moved to 96.6 FM.

Shortly afterwards, due to general difficulties within the commercial radio industry at the time Hereward withdrew from Northamptonshire and continued in Peterborough. In 1985, the Independent Broadcasting Authority assigned the Independent Local Radio franchise to a new company, Northants Radio Ltd, owned by Chiltern Radio Group. Northants 96 launched at 10.00 am on 30 November 1986 with announcer Tony West introducing the first regular programmes on the station. Following a synthesised alarm clock ticking saying: "Good Morning. 10 am, Sunday 30 November 1986, this is the new sound of radio in Northamptonshire- Northants 96!" Followed by a station identification jingle and a welcome message from the Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire and the first song to be played was "I Can Hear Music" by The Beach Boys. Notable disc jockeys on Northants included Northants' first breakfast show, future well-known hypnotist Paul McKenna and David Prever, who would move to Wiltshire's GWR FM Its to be noted that Northants 96 and Northants Radio were interchangeable names for the station and relayed programmes on a mediumwave frequency – 1557 kHz, which opened on 25 June 1990.

Northants 96 was part of a regional collective of commercial stations which included Chiltern Radio, based in Dunstable and Bedford. Station directors had to tackle a major concern in the area; the result was that programmes were syndicated from Chiltern headquarters in Dunstable during the day, consisting of popular middle of the road music whilst'opting out' for hourly local news bulletins. Thus The Hot FM sustaining service was born; the Chiltern Radio Group did this by making use of new technology whereby a disc-jockey interjects with an identification jingle during a networked/syndicated programme by pressing a button with the result that depending on where the listener was, either "Northants 96- The Hot FM" or "Chiltern Radio 97 – The Hot FM" was heard. This solved the problem of inexpensive local radio with the added benefit of opting out of the network for local emergencies, for example snow reports or flooding information. However, after a time, some shows such as breakfast, mid morning and drive time were localised with each Chiltern Network station broadcasting individual shows.

In 1988 the Home Office declared that the independent local radio industry was sufficient enough to support a permanent split in AM-FM broadcasting and enforce this rule through the IBA. All BBC and ILR stations were required to lose their licences; the Chiltern Radio Network responded to this by launching its second sustaining service, SuperGold on 15 July 1990. SuperGold was a general golden oldies station broadcasting to Herts, Beds and Cambridge on the medium wave band with Northants Radio SuperGold following suit. Both the classic and contemporary FM and the oldies AM stations were rated highly beating its local competitor BBC Radio Northampton; the Chiltern Radio Group a plc received a hostile takeover bid from GWR Group plc in 1995, reluctantly accepted. This affected both FM and AM stations and networked programming- The Hot FM closed and associated stations were rebranded "The New______- A Better Music Mix" while SuperGold was absorbed into GWR Group's existing Classic Gold network.

Northants Radio however was less affected by this major change than other stations in the enlarged group becoming The New Northants 96 whereas its AM station Northants Radio SuperGold became Classic Gold 1557. The significance of this takeover was more resources meant a more local service. Programming-wise Northants Radio underwent a subtle shift towards more upbeat contemporary and chart hits and less in the way of talk. A past slogan voiced by Eddy Temple-Morris claimed that "other radio stations talked over the end of songs, whilst we didn't- That's the Northants 96 difference"; this over time evolved into the Better Music Mix of the 80s 90s and today and Today's Best Mix for Northamptonshire. Shortly after Northants' former owner GWR Group merged with Capital Radio plc to form GCap Media in 2005, Northants 96 adopted the slogan "More music variety". In 2008 GCap Media's radio and music assets were purchased by Global Radio. On 5 January 2009, Northants 96 was rebranded Heart, along with Dunstable-based Chiltern Radio and other Global-owned stations in the East of England.

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Christine Haigler

Christine "Christy" Haigler is an American former competitive figure skater. She is the 1963 and 1965 U. S. silver medalist and 1964 bronze medalist. She represented the United States at the 1964 Winter Olympics. Krall graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School and Colorado College and trained at the Broadmoor Skating Club, she began coaching part-time at age 18 as an assistant to Carlo Fassi. From 1996 to 2002, Krall served as the senior director of athlete programs for U. S. Figure was a member of the delegation at the 2002 Winter Olympics in that capacity, she was one of the developers of the USFSA's moves in the field test structure. Krall coaches in Colorado, her current and former students include Patrick Chan, Agnes Zawadzki, Armin Mahbanoozadeh, Angela Wang, Joshua Farris. Christy Krall a World-Class Act at Ice Skating International

Da Vinci Schools

Da Vinci Schools is a public charter school network located at the corners of Hawthorne, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach in Los Angeles, United States. Da Vinci Schools are dedicated to preparing students for college completion and 21st century jobs through an interdisciplinary real-world, project-based "learn by doing" curriculum that exceeds state content standards and California's "a-g" university admissions requirements. Da Vinci signature programs and practices include: project-based real-world learning. Established in 2009, Da Vinci Schools offer a project-based, real world learning model where industry partners help to bridge the gap between education and employment. Dr. David Brown, the former executive director of the WASC Accrediting Commission, said "Da Vinci Schools are among the finest I've seen." Former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell, said "Da Vinci Schools should be a model for other public schools in the state." The Los Angeles Times reported that Da Vinci Schools offer a teaching model that would make Leonardo da Vinci proud.

Ninety-eight of Da Vinci graduates have completed the A-G subject requirements for admission to a University of California or Cal State campus. Da Vinci graduates have been accepted to every UC and CSU, to Stanford, MIT, Columbia, Princeton, Purdue, USC, LMU, many other prestigious private and public universities across the nation. In Fall 2017, Da Vinci Communications, Da Vinci Design and Da Vinci Science high schools co-located to a new Wiseburn campus at 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA. Da Vinci Schools are accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges and are a member of the Coalition of Essential Schools. Da Vinci Connect is a public K-8 charter school offering families two unique learning models that combine homeschool instruction with school-based learning: Homeschool Hybrid Program- 2 days of project-based learning on campus. Families are the primary educators on non-classroom days. Da Vinci Communications High School offers a college-prep, project-based, real-world curriculum and career pathways in computer science, strategic communications, music & media production.

Da Vinci Design High School offers a college-prep, project-based, real-world curriculum and career pathways in architecture and graphic design. Da Vinci Science High School offers a college-prep, project-based, real-world curriculum and career pathways in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering. Da Vinci RISE High offers an individualized education for foster, homeless and other youth who have struggled in a traditional school setting. Da Vinci Extension offers three unique pathways leading to college degree completion, in partnership with College for America at Southern New Hampshire University, UCLA Extension, El Camino College. President - Dr. Donald Brann, former superintendent of Wiseburn School District and a member of the El Segundo City Council. Teachers work in teams with one another to identify key content standards and essential skills that need to be addressed at the grade-level. Teachers work backwards to plan their curriculum, striving to create a project that centers on a big idea and a real world connection.

Students work in teams to create a final product that demonstrates mastery of content standards and a demonstration of key skills. One of the most important aspects of project-based learning is a public presentation of the work created, as assessment is based on students’ ability to articulate and demonstrate the content and skills learned. For a recent Engineering project, students learned about mechanics and motion constructed a Medieval-style Trebuchet to calculate the trajectory of a ball’s travel from its starting point to its ending point represented by a quadratic equation. Student progress is measured and assessed through traditional tests and quizzes, public presentations of learning and exhibitions. Da Vinci Schools' graduation requirements are aligned with the UC/Cal State admission requirements. 98 % of the Class of 2018 graduates met the CSU "A-G" requirements for admission. Da Vinci Schools has strategic partnerships with many corporate and education institutions. Community partners offer students and faculty access to expert knowledge, industry-specific curriculum, internship opportunities, teacher training, dual enrollment programs, career guidance, volunteer support, direct funding, much more.

Some of Da Vinci Schools’ partners include: Northrop Grumman, Belkin Inte

Johnny Holiday (film)

Johnny Holiday is a 1949 American crime film directed by Willis Goldbeck and written by Jack Andrews, Willis Goldbeck and Frederick Stephani. The film stars William Bendix, Stanley Clements, Hoagy Carmichael, Allen Martin Jr. Greta Granstedt and Herbert Newcomb; the film was released on November 1949, by United Artists. Johnny Holiday is a fatherless boy, he hero-worships the psychopathic teenager Eddie Duggan. Protecting the thieving Clements, Johnny is sent to a reformatory in Indiana, where he is taken under the wing of Sgt Walker, the bluff but kindly man in charge of the school farm. Walker asks for Holiday to be assigned to him when he realises that Holiday has a natural aptitude for caring for horses, as well as an innocent, sweet nature; when Duggan turns up in the reformatory, he persuades Holiday to break out with him. At a Christmas entertainment featuring Indiana-born Hoagy Carmichael, Duggan strong-arms Holiday into an attempt at escape. Holiday faces an ethical choice between Duggan, his former hero, Walker, who has stood by him and taken care of him secretly bringing him to visit his mother… William Bendix as Sgt Walker Stanley Clements as Eddie Duggan Hoagy Carmichael as Hoagy Carmichael Allen Martin Jr as Johnny Holiday Greta Granstedt as Mrs Holiday Herbert Newcomb as Dr Piper Donald Gallagher as Supt Lang Jack Hagen as Jackson George Cisar as Barney Duggan Henry F. Schricker as Himself Leo Cleary as Trimble / Spenser Alma Platt as Miss Kelly Jean Juvelier as Mrs Bellini Buddy Cole as Buddy Cole Staff and Boys of the Indiana Boys School as Themselves Johnny Holiday on IMDb

Ohio State Route 511

State Route 511 is a 50.27-mile-long north–south state highway in the northern portion of the U. S. state of Ohio. The southern terminus of SR 511 is at a T-intersection with SR 39 about 2 miles north of Perrysville, its northern terminus is at a trumpet interchange with the U. S. Route 20 freeway 0.75 miles east of Oberlin. Along its way, SR 511 passes through Lorain counties. There are no segments of SR 511; the NHS is a network of highways identified as being most important for the economy and defense of the nation. The SR 511 designation was applied in 1937; the highway was routed from its present southern terminus at SR 39 to its western junction with US 20 just south of Kipton. The highway was extended north through Kipton and east through Oberlin to its current northern terminus at the US 20 freeway just east of Oberlin in 1989; this extension replaced what was the westernmost portion of SR 10, coincided the completion of the US 20 freeway heading northeast from the Oberlin area toward Elyria.

The western terminus of SR 10 was relocated to the junction of US 20 and SR 57 just southeast of Elyria at that time, SR 511 was extended as a result