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Meet John Doe

Meet John Doe is a 1941 American comedy-drama film directed and produced by Frank Capra, starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. The film is about a "grassroots" political campaign created unwittingly by a newspaper columnist with the involvement of a hired homeless man and pursued by the paper's wealthy owner, it became a box office was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Story. It was ranked #49 in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers. In 1969, the film entered the public domain in the United States because the claimants did not renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication, it was the first of two features Capra made for Warner Brothers. His second film for Warners was an adaptation of the Broadway play Arsenic and Old Lace and was filmed in 1941 but not released until 1944 because the producers of the play would not allow the film to be shown until the production closed. Infuriated at being told to write one final column after being laid off from her newspaper job, Ann Mitchell prints a letter from a fictional unemployed "John Doe" threatening suicide on Christmas Eve in protest of society's ills.

When the letter causes a sensation among readers, the paper's competition suspects a fraud and starts to investigate, editor Henry Connell is persuaded to rehire Ann, who schemes to boost the newspaper's sales by exploiting the fictional John Doe. From a number of derelicts who show up at the paper claiming to have written the original letter and Henry hire John Willoughby, a former baseball player and tramp in need of money to repair his injured arm, to play the role of John Doe. Ann starts to pen a series of articles in Doe's name, elaborating on the original letter's ideas of society's disregard for people in need. Willoughby gets $50, a new suit of clothes, a plush hotel suite with his tramp friend "The Colonel", who launches into an extended diatribe against "the heelots", lots of heels who incessantly focus on getting money from others. Proposing to take Doe national via the radio, Ann is given $100 a week by the newspaper's publisher, D. B. Norton, to write radio speeches for Willoughby.

Meanwhile, John is offered a $5,000 bribe from a rival newspaper to admit the whole thing was a publicity stunt, but turns it down and delivers the speech Ann has written for him instead. Afterward, feeling conflicted, he runs away, riding the rails with the Colonel until they reach Millsville. "John Doe" is recognized at a diner and brought to City Hall, where he's met by Bert Hanson, who explains how he was inspired by Doe's words to start a "John Doe club" with his neighbors. The John Doe philosophy spreads across the country, developing into a broad grassroots movement whose simple slogan is, "Be a better neighbor". However, Norton secretly plans to channel support for Doe into support for his own national political ambitions; when a John Doe rally is scheduled, with John Doe clubs from throughout the country in attendance, Norton instructs Mitchell to write a speech for Willoughby in which he announces the foundation of a new political party and endorses Norton as its presidential candidate.

On the night of the rally, who has come to believe in the John Doe philosophy himself, learns of Norton's treachery from a drunken Henry. He denounces Norton and tries to expose the plot at the rally, but Norton speaks first, exposing Doe as a fake and claiming to have been deceived, like everyone else, by the staff of the newspaper. Despondent at letting his now-angry followers down, John plans to commit suicide by jumping from the roof of the City Hall on Christmas Eve, as indicated in the original John Doe letter. Ann, who has fallen in love with John tries to talk him out of jumping, Hanson and his neighbors tell him of their plan to restart their John Doe club. Convinced not to kill himself, John leaves, carrying a fainted Ann in his arms, Henry turns to Norton and says, "There you are, Norton! The people! Try and lick that!" The film was screenwriter Robert Riskin's last collaboration with Capra. The screenplay was derived from a 1939 film treatment, titled "The Life and Death of John Doe", written by Richard Connell and Robert Presnell who would go on to be the recipients of the film's sole Academy Award nomination for Best Original Story.

The treatment was based upon Connell's 1922 Century Magazine story titled "A Reputation". Gary Cooper was always Frank Capra's first choice to play John Doe. Cooper had agreed to the part without reading a script for two reasons: he had enjoyed working with Capra on their earlier collaboration, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, he wanted to work with Barbara Stanwyck; the role of the hardbitten news reporter, was offered to Ann Sheridan, but the first choice for the role had been turned down by Warner Bros. due to a contract dispute, Olivia de Havilland was contacted, albeit unsuccessfully. The composer selected was frequent Capra collaborator Dimitri Tiomkin, who did the scores for Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and It's a Wonderful Life, he won two music Oscars for the non-Capra film High Noon. Bosley Crowther, the film critic for The New York Times noted that John Willoughby was just the latest of the everyman that Frank Capra had portrayed in earlier films. Crowther wrote: With an excellent script by Mr. Riskin—overwritten in many spots, it is true—Mr.

Capra has produced a film, eloquent with affection for gentle people, for the plain, unimpressive little people who want reassurance and faith. Many of his camera devices are magnificent in the scope of their suggestion, always he tells his story well, with his customary expert spacing of comedy and serious drama. Only space prevents us from enthusing loudly ab

Gerald Wollaston

Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston was a long-serving officer of arms at the College of Arms in London. Wollaston's family had a firm tradition at the College of Arms. Wollaston's great-grandfather was Sir William Woods, Garter Principal King of Arms from 1838 until his death in 1842, his grandfather was Sir Albert William Woods who held the same post from 1869 to 1904. Wollaston's first heraldic post came in 1902 with his appointment as Fitzalan Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary; this appointment came on the coronation of King Edward Queen Alexandra in that year. He held this post until becoming a member of the College chapter on 11 January 1906 as Bluemantle Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary. On 26 February 1919, Wollaston was promoted to the office of Richmond Herald of Arms in Ordinary, he remained a herald in ordinary until 1929. He became Garter Principal King of Arms in 1930 to replace Henry Burke, he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the 1935 New Year Honours and a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the 1937 Coronation Honours..

Wollaston retired from the post of Garter in 1944 to become the second Norroy and Ulster King of Arms and served as such until his death in 1957. Pursuivant King of Arms

Betberia Ghola railway station

Betberia Ghola railway station is a Kolkata Suburban Railway Station on the Sealdah–Canning line. It is under the jurisdiction of Sealdah railway division in Eastern Railway zone of Indian Railways; the station is situated at Banshra, Betberia Ghola in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian State of West Bengal. The 45 km long line from Calcutta to Port Canning via Sonarpur, constructed in 1862 by the Calcutta and South-Eastern Railway, was the first railway track on the east bank of the Hooghly River, it ran from the Beliaghata station to Canning on the Matla River. Sonarpur to Canning railway track including Betberia Ghola railway station was electrified in 1965-66

James Walker

James, Jim, or Jimmy Walker may refer to: Sir James Walker, 2nd Baronet, British MP for Beverley James Walker, Scottish colonial administrator James Walker, British MP for Newport and Motherwell James Walker, English politician from Exeter James Walker, Canadian politician from Alberta James Walker, English-born lawyer and politician in Lower Canada James Edgar Walker, Canadian politician from Ontario James H. Walker, Canadian politician in Alberta James Walker, Scottish-born Australian banker and politician James Walker, member of the New South Wales Legislative Council James Walker, lawyer. Walker, American politician in Michigan James D. Walker, American politician from Arkansas James N. Walker, member of the California State Assembly James P. Walker, American politician from Missouri Jimmy Walker, American politician, mayor of New York City James J. Walker, American college football player and coach James Walker, American football player on the 1910 College Football All-America Team James Walker, American college football coach for the Kentucky Thorobreds James Walker, American hurdler Jimmy Walker, American college basketball and football coach Jimmy Walker, American basketball player Jimmy Walker, American golfer James Walker, Australian Olympic skier James Walker, Australian rules footballer James Walker, Australian sprint canoeist James Walker, English cricketer James Walker, South African Olympic cyclist James Walker, English footballer James Walker, Jersey-born British racing driver James Walker, Canadian Olympic rower James Walker, Guamanian marathon runner James Walker, Scottish rugby footballer and cricketer James Higgs-Walker, English cricketer Jim Walker, Scottish darts player Jim Walker, English footballer Jim Walker, Scottish footballer Jim Walker, British Olympic rower Jimmy Walker, Scottish international footballer Jimmy Walker, Northern Irish international footballer Jimmy Walker, English football goalkeeper James Walker, British writer and filmmaker James Walker, Australian television writer James L. Walker, American individualist anarchist and writer James Walker, Australian record producer and conductor Jim Walker, Canadian drummer for the UK band Public Image Ltd Jim Walker, American flutist and educator Jimmy Walker, American country musician James Alexander Walker, British painter of French descent James F. Walker, American graphic artist James Walker, British mezzotint engraver James Walker, British physician James John Walker, English entomologist James Walker, Scottish chemist James Walker, Scottish civil-engineer James Walker, British actor James Walker, Anglican Bishop of Edinburgh James Walker, American minister and educator, president of Harvard College James Walker, British naval officer James Walker, Anglo-Indian surveyor general of India James Backhouse Walker, Australian solicitor and historian James Campbell Walker, Scottish architect Jim Walker, Scottish economist Jimmie Walker, American comedian and actor James Dent Walker and president of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Mount James Walker, in Alberta Canada James Walker Log House, in Texas, United States James E. Walker Library, in Tennessee, United States Jamie Walker Walker

April Charney

April Charney is an American consumer advocate and consumer attorney, best known for her service to the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid from 2004 until early 2012. Charney has been at the forefront of the legal fight against illegal home foreclosures in America that use fraudulent practices and has argued a number of foreclosure defense legal strategies including produce the note and real party in interest arguments. Charney was the legal aid attorney who brought national attention to illegal and fraudulent actions by banks in the foreclosure courts of Jacksonville by being accompanied by a reporter at one of the hearings, who saw, what was occurring. Published by Rolling Stone during November 2010, the Invasion of the Home Snatchers documented the practices used in the public court hearing; the reporter stated in his article that the judge intimidated a homeowner fighting foreclosure against talking to the reporter and, shortly thereafter, threatened Charney in an e-mail that, upon a recurrence, he would cite her with contempt for "bringing a stranger to his court".

A member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Charney instructs fellow advocates and attorneys throughout the nation on foreclosure defense strategies and tactics to protect consumers. She asserts that few attorneys are well versed in the legal issues in such cases and that judges are not familiar with the details of the bank strategies that have been developed under lax regulation during recent decades, which precipitated the economic crisis that began during the late-2000s. Charney has been a featured speaker during several "teach-in" sessions that seek to make knowledge of legal remedies for these cases more accessible to attorneys and the consumers they represent. Earlier in her career, Charney helped low-income renters in Sarasota, Florida fight improper evictions. Between 1991 and 2003 she practiced law in Sarasota with Gulfcoast Legal Services as a managing and staff attorney. Following that she'commuted' to a second residence in Jacksonville for her work at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.

Suffering an acute, life-threatening illness in early 2012, Charney resigned her position in Jacksonville and upon release from hospital, relocated to her prior full-time residence for the protracted recovery. Nonetheless, she continues her advocacy and educational activities around the country. In 2012 Charney was one of two foreclosure experts featured by the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations, Inc. at a special event entitled, Foreclosure Mess 101, in September 2013 she will be featured in Foreclosure Mess 101, an update by April Charney, which will be held by the same organization. 2010 United States foreclosure crisis Foreclosure defense Landmark National Bank v. Kesler MERS Predatory lending Predatory mortgage securitization Predatory mortgage servicing

Polen Uslupehlivan

Polen Uslupehlivan is a Turkish female volleyball player of Fenerbahçe Istanbul and member of the Turkish national team. She played for Nilüfer Belediyespor. Uslupehlivan won the gold medal at the 2013 Club World Championship playing with Vakıfbank Istanbul. Now, she plays for Fenerbahçe. 2011 European League - Silver 2011 European Championship - Bronze 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix - Bronze 2014 Women's European Volleyball League - Gold 2015 Montreux Volley Masters - Gold 2015 European Games - Gold 2012-13 Turkish Cup - Champion, with Vakıfbank Spor Kulübü 2012–13 CEV Champions League - Champion, with Vakıfbank Spor Kulübü 2012-13 Turkish Women's Volleyball League - Champion, with Vakıfbank Spor Kulübü 2013 Club World Championship - Champion, with Vakıfbank Istanbul 2013-14 Turkish Women's Volleyball League - Champion, with Vakıfbank Spor Kulübü 2014 Turkish Super Cup - Runner-Up, with Fenerbahçe Grundig 2014-15 Turkish Cup - Champion, with Fenerbahçe Grundig 2014–15 Turkish Women's Volleyball League - Champion, with Fenerbahçe Grundig 2014-15 Turkish Super Cup - Champion, with Fenerbahçe Grundig 2016–17 Turkish Volleyball Cup Champion, with Fenerbahçe Grunding 2016–17 Turkish Women's Volleyball League Champion, with Fenerbahçe Grunding Turkish women in sports