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McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital is a psychiatric hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. It is noted for its clinical staff expertise and neuroscience research and is known for the large number of famous people who have been treated there. McLean maintains the world's largest neuroscientific and psychiatric research program in a private hospital, it is the largest psychiatric facility of Harvard Medical School, an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, part of Partners HealthCare, which includes Brigham and Women's Hospital. McLean was founded in 1811 in a section of Charlestown, Massachusetts, now a part of Somerville, Massachusetts. Named Asylum for the Insane, it was the first institution organized by a group of prominent Bostonians who were concerned about homeless mentally ill persons "abounding on the streets and by-ways in and about Boston"; the effort was organized by chaplain of the Boston Almshouse. The hospital was built around a Charles Bulfinch mansion, which became the hospital's administrative building.

The institution was given the name The McLean Asylum for the Insane in honor of one of its earliest benefactors, John McLean, who granted enough money to build several such hospitals. A portrait of McLean now hangs in the present Administration Building, along with other paintings that were once displayed in the original hospital. In 1892, the facility was renamed McLean Hospital in recognition of broader views on the treatment of mental illness. In 1895 the campus moved to Waverley Oaks Hill in Massachusetts. Joseph Curtis and Frederick Law Olmsted were consulted on the selection of the hospital site; the move was necessitated by changes in Charlestown, including new rail lines and other distracting development. Olmsted himself was treated at McLean, but there is no evidence that he was responsible for the design of the grounds. Once hospital construction began, Curtis was hired by the hospital, supervised the landscape work for many years. In the 1990s, facing falling revenue in a changing health care industry, the hospital drafted a plan to sell a portion of its grounds for development in the Town of Belmont.

The proposed sale of the land caused a divisive and somewhat baroque political debate in the town during the late 1990s. A plan to preserve some of Olmsted's original open space and to allow the town to develop mixed residential and commercial real estate prevailed over a plan to create only high-end residential development; the deal was finalized in 2005, land development was well underway by the end of the year. Most of the Belmont campus had been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. McLean is known for its treatment of adolescents, most its treatment of borderline personality disorder using dialectical behavioral therapy developed by Marsha M. Linehan; as of 2020, McLean is led by Scott L. Rauch and Psychiatrist in Chief, known for his innovative work using brain imaging methods to study psychiatric dysfunction; as one of the teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School, McLean is differentiated from its New England peers by its combination of teaching and research.

It is home to the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center, the largest "brain bank" collection of research specimens in the world. The hospital developed and implemented national health screening methods for alcohol and memory disorders; the Cole Resource Center, a mental health consumer resource and advocacy center, is located at the hospital. McLean Hospital is ranked 1st among all psychiatric hospitals in the country according to U. S. News and World Report. In 2017, McLean ranked among the top 20 independent hospitals worldwide receiving National Institutes of Health grant support. Mathematician John Nash. Banks. One popular and anecdotal history of McLean is Alex Beam's Gracefully Insane: Life and Death Inside America's Premier Mental Hospital. More-factual and scholarly accounts of the history are recorded in the Little and Sutton books listed in "Further reading". Memoirs of time spent within McLean's walls include Sylvia Plath's novel The Bell Jar, Susanna Kaysen's Girl, made into a film of the same name starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie.

Samuel Shem's roman à clef Mount Misery tells a story inspired at least in part by the author's experiences at McLean. The 1994 Under Observation: Life Inside A Mental Hospital by Lisa Berger and Alexander Vuckovic uses some fictional techniques to describe some of the typical events at McLean. James Taylor's song "Knockin"Round the Zoo" recalls his stay at McLean as a teenager. Poems of Boston and Just Beyond: From the Back Bay to the Back Ward by Doug Holder are based on his more than three decades working there, are archived at the poetry room at the Lamont Library at Harvard University. National Register of Historic Places listings in Middlesex County, Massachusetts Beam, Alex. Gracefully Insane: The Rise and Fall of America's Premier Mental Hospital. Public Affairs. ISBN 1-58648-161-4. Berger, Lisa. Under Obs

Heiner Bielefeldt

Heiner Bielefeldt is a German philosopher and Catholic theologian. He is Professor of Human Rights and Human Rights Policy at the University of Erlangen. In 2010, he was appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Belief. Bielefeldt studied philosophy and Catholic Theology at University of Bonn und University of Tübingen, which he completed in 1981 and 1982 respectively. Afterwards, he took a third undergraduate degree in history from University of Tübingen in 1988. In 1989 he received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tübingen with a thesis on social contract theories, he worked until 1995 at the Faculty of Law at the University of Heidelberg. As a recipient of an Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellowship, he spent 1993/94 at the Faculty of Law and the Department of Philosophy of the University of Toronto. In February 2000, he took his post-doctoral habilitation degree in philosophy from the University of Bremen. From 2003 to 2009, Bielefeldt served as Director of the German Institute for Human Rights, which monitors the human rights situation inside Germany.

In 2009, Bielefeldt was appointed professor in the newly created Chair of Human Rights and Human Rights Policy at the University of Erlangen. Bielefeldt teaches in the areas of political science, philosophy and history. Between June 18, 2010 and October 31, 2010, Bielefeldt was the appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Commonwealth Initiative for Freedom of Religion or Belief, Member of the Advisory Board German Commission for Justice and Peace, Member Migration Law Network at the Academy of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Member of the Advisory Board Hirschfeld Eddy Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees Theological Ethics program at the University of Bamberg, Member of the Scientific Advisory Board Zeitschrift für Menschenrechte, Member of the Editorial Board Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency, Member of the Advisory Board Christians and Muslims Facing the Challenge of Human Rights. J. P. Bachem, Bonn 1994.

Neuzeitliches Freiheitsrecht und politische Gerechtigkeit. Perspektiven der Gesellschaftsvertragstheorien. Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 1990. Zum Ethos der menschenrechtlichen Demokratie. Eine Einführung am Beispiel des Grundgesetzes. Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 1991. Wiedergewinnung des Politischen. Eine Einführung in Hannah Arendts politisches Denken. Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 1993. Kampf und Entscheidung. Politischer Existentialismus bei Carl Schmitt, Helmuth Plessner und Karl Jaspers. Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 1994. Philosophie der Menschenrechte. Grundlagen eines weltweiten Freiheitsethos. Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft Darmstadt und Primus, 1998. Portugiesische Übersetzung: Filosofia dos direitos humanos. Fundamentos de um ethos de liberdade universal. Editora Unisinos, Sao Leopoldo 2000. Kants Symbolik. Ein Schlüssel zur kritischen Freiheitsphilosophie. Alber, Freiburg i. Br. 2001.. Englische Fassung: Symbolic Representation in Kant's Practical Philosophy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2003.

Muslime im säkularen Rechtsstaat. Integrationschancen durch Religionsfreiheit. Transcript, Bielefeld 2003. Menschenrechte in der Einwanderungsgesellschaft. Plädoyer für einen aufgeklärten Multikulturalismus. Transcript, Bielefeld 2007. Auslaufmodell Menschenwürde? Warum sie in Frage steht und warum wir sie verteidigen müssen, Herder Verlag, Freiburg 2011, ISBN 978-3-451-32508-3. Moldova: UN human rights expert calls for more fostering of religious diversity Literature by and about Heiner Bielefeldt in the German National Library catalogue Heiner Bielefeldt am Erlanger Institut für Politische Wissenschaft Aufklärung ist nicht abgeschlossen, Interview mit Heiner Bielefeldt

River Suite for Two Guitars

River Suite for Two Guitars is a collaboration album of guitarists Tony Rice and John Carlini, who both performed with the David Grisman Quintet. "Banister River" 2:25 "Send in the Clowns" 3:06 "Innocenti" 3:56 "So It Goes" 3:36 "Nardis" 3:36 "Unknown Emotion/Hidden Place" 3:34 "Fish Scale" 2:36 "Night Coach" 2:32 "Big Mang" 1:52 "Summertime" 4:10 "It Takes a Thief" 3.05 "Devlin" 4:46 Tony Rice - guitar John Carlini - guitar

Iamsound Records

Iamsound Records is a Los Angeles, California-based independent label, founded in 2006 by Niki Roberton, as a part of Worlds End, United States. Roberton continues to run the label, with Paul Tao. While the label endeavours to promote local indie music, with Los Angeles-based acts, its pre-eminent signings include English artists Florence and the Machine, Little Boots and Charli XCX. In 2010, the label released a series of vinyl and digital singles called the L. A. Collection, featuring notable Los Angeles-based musicians through a singles club, although not in the same subscription-only singles club sense that Sub Pop Records used to have. In 2012, Iamsound collaborated with the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art for a gallery/concert series; these include: Banks Bird Dog The Black Ghosts Bleeding Knees Club Charli XCX CocknBullKid Cut Off Your Hands Florence and the Machine Fool's Gold Get Shakes Io Echo Kate Boy Nikki Lane Little Boots Lord Huron MEN Ms Mr NewVillager Salem Suckers Sunny Day Sets Fire Telepathe KLOE List of record labels: I–Q Official website

Carl Ballantine

Carl Ballantine was an American magician and actor. Billing himself as "The Great Ballantine", "The Amazing Ballantine" or "Ballantine: The World's Greatest Magician", his vaudeville-style comedy routine involved transparent or incompetent stage magic tricks, which tended to flop and go "hilariously awry" to the wisecracking Ballantine's mock chagrin, he has influenced both comics and magicians. Ballantine was born Meyer Kessler in Chicago, the son of Israel Kessler and Rose Cohen, both Jewish immigrants from Borshchiv and Russian Poland. Nicknamed the "Jipper," he was inspired at age 9 by his barber who would do magic tricks with thimbles while cutting his hair, his first job was working as a printer. In the 1930s, Kessler was doing professional straight magic as "Count Marakoff", "Carlton Sharpe", "Carl Sharp" in Chicago, helping support his family, moved to New York City, where he performed in night clubs and on television variety shows. In the early 1940s, he gave up "real magic" when he realized he could not be as good as some of his peers.

According to his daughter, “one night, one of his tricks got screwed up, he said something to cover, the audience laughed. So he started adding more.” He switched to comedy magic and changed his name to "Carl Ballantine", after he noticed a bottle of Ballantine whisky in an advertisement and decided it sounded "show-businessy and classy", called the magic act "Ballantine, the World's Greatest Magician". He entertained troops during World War Two, he was billed as "The Amazing Mr. Ballantine" when he played the New York Capitol in 1950, "The Great Ballantine" in The Ed Sullivan Show and The Steve Allen Show on television in the 1950s and 1960s, he was the first magician to play Las Vegas, appearing on a bill with Harry James, Betty Grable and Sammy Davis Jr. at El Rancho Vegas in 1956. Ballantine was cast in several movies including McHale's Navy, Speedway, The Shakiest Gun in the West, The World's Greatest Lover, Just You and Me, Disney's The North Avenue Irregulars and Billy Crystal’s directorial debut, Mr. Saturday Night, in numerous television series, including the ABC sitcom McHale's Navy, in which he played Lester Gruber, one of the PT boat sailors known for his hucksterism and wild schemes.

He was a supporting player on the show, working with Joe Flynn and Tim Conway. An early television role cast him as Magician “Al Henderson”, working the 53rd precinct Christmas Party for brother-in-law Officer Toody in episode 15 of the 1st season of Car 54, Where Are You?, first airing December 24, 1961. He guest starred on The Partridge Family, I Dream of Jeannie as a used car salesman, on The Monkees episode called "The Audition" which aired on January 23, 1967. In 1971 he appeared as Matty Ryan on "The Men From Shiloh" in the episode titled "The Politician." He appeared on CHiPs as magician "The Great Marvello." The episode was entitled "Rustling" and aired January 28, 1978. In 1973 he appeared as Dr. Hankim in The Girl Most Likely to.... His last feature film appearance was in Aimee Semple McPherson, a 2006 biopic about the female evangelist. Ballantine made his only appearance on Broadway as Lycus the slave merchant in the 1972 revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum starring Phil Silvers.

He was a frequent panelist/judge on The Gong Show appearing on the series finale of the NBC daytime version. In years he was a recurring voice artist on Garfield and Friends as Al J. Swindler, a purveyor of shoddy merchandise and goods. Ballantine died on November 2009 at age 92 at his home in Hollywood, California, his remains were cremated. Ballantine's first marriage ended in divorce. In 1955 he married actress Ceil Cabot, to whom he remained married until her death in 2000, their two daughters, Saratoga, an actress, Molly, an advertising sales executive, are both named after racetracks. He won the Academy of Magical Arts' Special Fellowship in 1973, Performing Fellowship in 1984, the "Louie" Award from Tannen's Magic in 1985. In 2007, he received the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts; the award was presented by Steve Martin, who calls Ballantine "the king of bungling magicians" in his memoir Born Standing Up, said in an interview: "Carl Ballantine influenced not only myself but a generation of magicians and comedians.

His was the most copied act by a host of amateurs and professionals." According to David Copperfield, "Carl Ballantine created comedy magic. The combination of magic and comedy had been done before, but he defined it and made it his own." Carl Ballantine on IMDb Carl Ballantine at AllMovie17 Frank Cullen. Vaudeville, Old & New: An Encyclopedia of Variety Performers in America. 1. New York: Routledge. Pp. 65–66. ISBN 978-0-415-93853-2; the Great Ballantine! on YouTube Carl Ballantine. Magician's Hall of Fame. MagicWebChannel " Masters of Illusion: Jewish Magicians of the Golden Age". Exhibition at Skirball Cultural Center April 28–September 4, 2011, Press release


Siegen-Wittgenstein is a Kreis in the southeast of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Olpe, Hochsauerlandkreis, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Marburg-Biedenkopf, Lahn-Dill and Altenkirchen. In 1816–1817, the two districts of Siegen and Wittgenstein were created as parts of the Prussian province of Westphalia. In 1974, the two districts were merged, in 1984 the name Siegen-Wittgenstein was adopted. Geographically, it covers the hills southeast of the Sauerland hills, the Siegerland and Wittgensteiner Land; the two upper sections show, to the right, the arms of the Dukes of Nassau, who founded Siegen, to the left, those of the Counts of Sayn-Wittgenstein. At the bottom a miner's lamp and a coppicing hook are depicted, in reference to the mining and charcoal-burning history of the district. Media related to Kreis Siegen-Wittgenstein at Wikimedia Commons Official webpage History and genealogy for Wittgenstein