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Marcello Bacciarelli

Marcello Bacciarelli was a Polish-Italian painter of the late-baroque and Neoclassic periods. He was born in Rome, studied there under Marco Benefial. In 1750, with the recommendation of the architect Gaetano Chiaveri, Marcello was recruited to Dresden in Saxony, where he was employed by Elected King Augustus III of Poland. After the death of King Augustus, Marcello went to Vienna, thence to Warsaw. In Dresden, he worked with this Italian painter throughout his life, he was recruited by King Stanisław II Augustus in 1768 to become the Director of the newly founded Academy of Arts of Warsaw, as well as director of the Royal Buildings and Estates. In Dresden, he married a woman painter known for miniature portraits. In Vienna, Marcello painted portraits of the imperial family. In Warsaw, he painted a set of portraits depicting nearly all Polish kings, from Bolesław I the Brave to the last king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Stanisław II Augustus, Bacciarelli's patron and admirer, he made a portrait of Izabela Lubomirska in her wedding gown, that she commissioned years after her marriage.

Bacciarelli was keen in painting culturally significant scenes from the history of Poland. Following the partitions of Poland and after Napoleon's rise to power he moved to the Duchy of Warsaw, a client state of the First French Empire and died in 1818. A number of his paintings were painted for King Stanisław II Augustus of Poland and are in the Royal Castle in Warsaw; these include: Strength, Reason and Justice, in the Old Audience Chamber The Flourishing of the Arts, Sciences and Trade on the ceiling of the Old Audience Chamber Rebecca and Eleazar in the King's Bedroom Esther and Ahasuerus in the King's BedroomDuring Bacciarelli's early years in Warsaw, the young Alexander Kucharsky began to train as a painter in his studio. Another notable pupil of Bacciarelli's was Kazimierz Wojniakowski. Works of Marcello Bacciarelli Bryan, Michael. Robert Edmund Graves. Dictionary of Painters and Engravers and Critical. York St. #4, Covent Garden, London. P. 66. CS1 maint: location

Comes the Inquisitor

"Comes the Inquisitor" is an episode from the second season of the science fiction television series Babylon 5. Ambassador Kosh informs Delenn that the Vorlons will be bringing an Inquisitor to the station to test her ability to lead in the fight against the Shadows, she explains the situation to Sheridan, who finds it odd but agrees to arrange an isolated section of the station for this test and to make sure the Inquisitor is met without incident. Sheridan is surprised when the Inquisitor is not only human, but appears to be from Victorian England, he curtly introduces himself as requests to start the test immediately. When Delenn arrives, Sebastian gives her a set of wristbands which can inflict pain on her, but she has the option of removing them at any time. However, if she does so, she will fail the test. Sebastian asks her to identify herself, refusing to accept most of her answers related to herself or her titles, he refutes her statements that she is part of her ulterior motives. Lennier comes searching for Delenn, finds her in the isolated section while Sebastian is away.

He offers to help her escape. Lennier leaves but approaches Sheridan, explaining the situation. Sheridan comes to Delenn's aid, but Sebastian instead starts to torture him with the same line of questioning. Feeling neither of them are worthy, Sebastian suggests finishing one of them off, but both of them beg Sebastian to take them instead. Sebastian concludes his test, revealing both of them have passed: they were willing to sacrifice themselves not for fame or glory, but for the life of a loved one in an isolated area that no one would hear of, he states that they are the "right people, in the right place, at the right time" for the upcoming war. As Sebastian prepares to leave, Sheridan reveals he has researched his background and concluded he is Jack the Ripper, taken by the Vorlons from Earth in 1888. Sebastian affirms Sheridan's theory, noting that he, had thought he was chosen for a holy cause, which led the Vorlons to identify him as ideally suited to be an Inquisitor in the future. Sebastian leaves, his goal concluded.

Meanwhile, Ambassador G'Kar seeks ways to smuggle weapons onto the Narn homeworld to fight the Centuari, a costly endeavor according to his arms dealer. Garibaldi learns of G'Kar's efforts and warns him not to use Babylon 5 as a routing point for the weapons, but does offer an alternate, safer route to bring the weapons to Narn. G'Kar tries to convince the other Narn on the station to help with the cost of the weapons but they question if the effort would be of any value and wonder if G'Kar is fit to lead them. G'Kar makes a deal that he will get communication with one of the Narn families within the day or otherwise give up his leadership position. G'Kar begs Sheridan for help, Sheridan decides this would be a proper task for the Rangers to complete; the Rangers are successful, the station's Narn agree to support G'Kar further. Straczynski was in part motivated to write this episode to make the Vorlons appear more morally ambiguous, he wanted to point out that people should not fall for what others say they are.

Due to a mistake in the screenplay, Sheridan remarks that Jack the Ripper committed his murders in the "West End" of London, when in fact the murders took place in the East End. After the original airing, the line was dubbed over to correct this error, the dubbed version can be found on the DVD release; the captions still refer to the "West End" of London. With reference to the gaffe, writer Straczynski has stated, "So I content myself with the notion that it's west...of B5. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go shoot myself."Actor Wayne Alexander spoke with such a convincing English accent that many UK viewers believed he was an Englishman. When he was told of this, Alexander was quite flattered; these are the historical, literary and other educational references found in this episode. Sebastian's observation, "No greater love hath a man than he lay down his life for his brother", is a paraphrase from the Gospel of John. Sebastian describes himself as, "Diogenes with his lamp, looking for an honest man willing to die for all the wrong reasons".

Diogenes the Cynic was a Greek philosopher, reputed to have sought "an honest man". Jack the Ripper slew at least five people in London in 1888; the limbo sets, camera motion and the clipped cadence of the rapid-fire question-and-answers between Delenn and Sebastian were deliberately intended as an homage to "Once Upon a Time," the penultimate episode of The Prisoner television series from the 1960s. Joe Straczynski has spoken of how influential that series was to him on several occasions, there are several other nods throughout the course of the series; this is the most detailed, however. He wrote the foreword to The Prisoner's Dilemma, a novel of The Prisoner, in which he expressed his admiration for that series. "Comes the Inquisitor" at Wikiquote "Comes the Inquisitor" on IMDb "Comes the Inquisitor" at The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5

Hill-Woodman-Ffrost House

Hill-Woodman-Ffrost House in Durham, New Hampshire is one of the oldest buildings in the State of New Hampshire and is located within the Durham Historic District. It "has an ell, believed to date to 1649." The building is a hotel known as the Three Chimneys Inn-Ffrost Sawyer Tavern. In 1649 Valentine Hill built a home north of the Oyster River near his mill; the tavern's back ell is believed to be his original house, with additions made by Nathaniel Hill around 1680. In 1694 the house survived a Native American attack which destroyed many of the buildings in the area. Jonathan Woodman inherited the property from his Hill family members; the building has not yet been dated using dendrochronology. List of the oldest buildings in New Hampshire Three Chimneys Inn official website

Drum Taps (film)

Drum Taps is a 1933 American Pre-Code western film directed and co-written by J. P. McGowan, it stars his brother Kermit Maynard playing brothers. The Skinner Cattle Company is scheming to take over the valley by running ranchers off their homesteads, their main opposition comes from Ken Cartwright who they attempt to frame by making it look like Ken rustled cattle. Ken escapes, but faced with the problem of the Skinner's outlaws using Rocky Pass as a fortress he enlists the aid of Los Angeles Boy Scout Troop #107. Ken Maynard as Ken Cartwright Tarzan as Ken's Horse Dorothy Dix as Eileen Carey Frank Coghlan Jr. as Eric Cartwright Charles Stevens as Indian Joe Al Bridge as Lariat Smith Harry Semels as Henchman Pete Jim Mason as Henchman Stubby Lane Slim Whitaker as Henchman Hank Kermit Maynard as Scoutmaster Earl Cartwright Hooper Atchley as Bradley Skinner Lloyd Ingraham as Bill Carey, Eileen Carey's Grandfather Drum Taps on IMDb Drum Taps is available for free download at the Internet Archive

Marianne Weems

Marianne Weems is the artistic director of the New York-based Obie Award-winning performance and media company The Builders Association, founded in 1994. She is a professor at UC Santa Cruz. Weems grew up in Seattle, she attended Reed College before graduating from Barnard College. In 1986–87 she attended Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program where she founded the performance and study group The V-Girls along with Martha Baer, Erin Cramer, Jessica Chalmers and Andrea Fraser. From 1988 to 1993 she was dramaturg and assistant director with The Wooster Group and during that time worked with Susan Sontag, Ron Vawter, Richard Foreman and many others. From 1986 to 1989 she was program director for the independent arts foundation Art Matters, where she remains a member of the Board. In 1994 Weems founded the performance and media ensemble The Builders Association with Dan Dobson, David Pence, John Cleater, Jennifer Tipton, Jeff Webster; the Builders Association's first production was an adaptation of Ibsen's The Master Builder, set in a full-scale three story house constructed inside a New York City warehouse.

Since company has been recognized internationally as a leader in theatrical innovation for their interdisciplinary stage performances and use of digital technology. Collaborating with architects and video artists, software designers, performers and The Builders Association combine video, text and architecture to explore the interface between media and live performance in a culture that is, as Weems puts it, "irrevocably mediatised." The company's last four productions have received their New York premieres at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Weems has been an adjunct and visiting artist at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, Columbia University, New York University, UC Berkeley, Ohio State University in Columbus, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, many other institutions. From 2008 to 2014 she was the head of graduate directing at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama and is now professor in the Theater Arts program at UC Santa Cruz, she is the co-author of Art Matters: How The Culture Wars Changed America and co-wrote a book with Professor Shannon Jackson The Builders Association: Performance and Media in Contemporary Theater,She divides her time between Santa Cruz, CA and New York City with her daughter Sunita.

Master Builder The White Album Imperial Motel Jump-Cut Jet Lag Xtravaganza Alladeen Avanti Supervision Invisible Cities Continuous City Jet Lag 2010 House/Divided Sontag:Reborn Émilie ‘’Elements of Oz" ‘’Strange Window: Turn of the Screw" Giannachi, Nick Kaye. Performing presence: Between the live and the simulated. New York: Manchester. Giesekam, Greg. Staging the Screen. New York: Palgrave. Neri, Louise; the Builders Association. Interview Magazine.. Schechner, Richard. "Building the Builders Association" The Drama Review. 56.3.. Svich, Caridad, ed. Trans-global Readings. New York: Manchester.. Weems, Julie Ault, Brian Wallis, Philip Yenawine. Art Matters:. New York: NYU.. The Builders Association website Marianne Weems Staging the Screen: The Use of Film and Video in Theatre. By Greg Giesekam. Palgrave Macmillan Press. 2007

Terry Connor

Terence Fitzroy Connor is an English former football player turned football coach, the assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland national football team. He was born in Leeds and was a pupil at Foxwood School, Leeds; as a player, Connor scored 91 goals from 358 games in the Football League as a striker playing for Leeds United, Brighton & Hove Albion, Swansea City and Bristol City. He was capped once for the England under-21 team, he moved into coaching following his playing retirement working as a coach at both Bristol Rovers and Bristol City before joining Wolves in 1999. After holding a variety of positions he served as Wolves' manager for thirteen games during their Premier League relegation in 2012. Connor scored on his senior debut for Leeds United aged 17, in a 1–0 win over West Bromwich Albion on 17 November 1979, he made 108 appearances in total for Leeds over scoring 22 goals. He joined Brighton & Hove Albion in exchange for Andy Ritchie, in March 1983. However, he was unable to appear in their FA Cup Final appearance just months as he was cup-tied.

The club ended the season relegated. The majority of Connor's games for Brighton came in the Second Division, his form here won him an England under-21 cap in November 1986, when he played and scored against Yugoslavia under-21. He scored 51 goals in 156 appearances before leaving Brighton as they dropped into the third tier in 1987. One of his most memorable goals for Brighton came when they knocked Liverpool out of the 1983-84 FA Cup, a season in which Liverpool won the Football League Cup, European Cup and were crowned English champions, he moved along the South Coast to sign for Portsmouth in a £200,000 deal. Portsmouth were newly promoted to the First Division at the time of Connor's arrival, but despite his goals they were relegated after just one season, he remained at Fratton Park for three seasons before joining Swansea City for £150,000 in August 1990. After a solitary full season with the Swans in the third tier, he moved to Bristol City in September 1991, he failed playing just 16 times and scoring once.

He dropped into non-League football in summer 1993. After retiring, he became one of the coaching staff at Swindon Town. Connor and family friend Maurice Gardner turned to coaching, working under John Ward at Bristol Rovers, before moving across the city to work at Bristol City. After John Ward moved to become assistant manager at Wolverhampton Wanderers, he recruited Connor to their coaching staff in August 1999. Connor served as a coach – at youth and first team level – under a succession of Wolves' managers before being promoted to assistant manager under Mick McCarthy in August 2008. In February 2012, he was given the role of manager by Wolves until the end of the current season, after the sacking of Mick McCarthy. Chief executive Jez Moxey confirmed that the position was offered to one other candidate considered by the media to be Alan Curbishley, who refused the position before Connor was appointed; this was despite the club's chief executive Jez Moxey stating that the job would be given to an experienced manager.

Connor took charge with Wolves in 18th place, one of five teams at the foot of the table looking to avoid the three relegation places. His first game in charge brought a 2–2 draw at Newcastle United on 25 February 2012. However, his side suffered seven consecutive defeats which left them rooted to the bottom of the table and were relegated on 22 April after a 0–2 defeat to Manchester City. In his thirteen games, he failed to achieve any wins and gained only four points from a possible 39; the team finished. In May 2012 Wolves announced that Connor would be succeeded by Ståle Solbakken as a permanent appointment during the summer. Connor had been interviewed for the position, it was agreed that he would return to his position as assistant manager following Solbakken's appointment, but he departed after just four games of the new season. On 1 November 2012, Connor renewed his working relationship with Mick McCarthy, as he was appointed Ipswich Town's new assistant manager after McCarthy took charge at the club.

On 2 February 2013, Connor took charge of Ipswich while McCarthy was ill and won 4–0 against Middlesbrough. On 30 June 2014 Terry Connor agreed a new three-year deal with Ipswich. On 10 April 2018 they cut the contract short with a 1-0 win over Barnsley. On 25 November 2018, the FAI announced that Terry Connor would be the assistant coach of the Republic of Ireland for their upcoming European Championships 2020 campaign, joining Mick McCarthy; as of 1 July 2012 Player Profile at Leeds-fans.org.uk