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Metro Pictures

Metro Pictures Corporation was a motion picture production company founded in early 1915 in Jacksonville, Florida. It was a forerunner of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; the company produced its films in New York, Los Angeles, sometimes at leased facilities in Fort Lee, New Jersey. It was purchased in 1919. Metro Pictures was founded as a film distribution company in February 1915 by a number of "exchange men" with Richard A. Rowland as president, George Grombacker as vice-president and Louis B. Mayer as secretary. Grombacker owned exchanges in Seattle. Rowland and Metro's 2nd vice president James B. Clark were from the Roland & Clark company based in Pittsburgh. Metro was capitalized with $300,000 in cash and founded for the purpose of controlling movie productions for the exchanges. Rowland had been an investor in Alco Films, a distribution company for a coalition of production companies. Mayer convinced Rowland to set up Metro to replace Alco to avoid being picked up by Paramount, Mutual Film, or Universal.

Metro had Players moving over from Alco to Metro. Additional production companies working with Metro were Columbia, Quality Picture Corporation, Dyreda. In 1915, Metro established its back lot in Hollywood on N. Cahuenga Boulevard between Willoughby Avenue and Waring Avenue bound by Lillian Way on the east Metro's first release on March 29, 1915 was Satan Sanderson, a film produced by Rolfe Photoplays, to be distributed by Alco Film Company. Sealed Valley was Metro's first production released on August 2, 1915. Mayer left to form his own production unit in 1918. In 1919, the company was purchased by Marcus Loew as a supplier of product for his theater chain. However, Loew was not satisfied with the quality of Metro's output. A few years in 1924, Loew merged it with his acquired Goldwyn Pictures and shortly Louis B. Mayer Productions renamed the new entity Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that year with Mayer in charge. Metro's biggest stars during the World War I period were the romantic teams of Francis X. Bushman and Beverly Bayne and Harold Lockwood and May Allison.

In top echelons of importance were actresses Mae Murray and Viola Dana and from the stage Lionel and Ethel Barrymore, Emmy Wehlen and Emily Stevens. Before merging into MGM in 1924, Metro's star roster had expanded to include Lillian Gish, Buster Keaton, Jackie Coogan, Marion Davies, Ramon Novarro, Wallace Beery and Lewis Stone. Although the Metro film library and stars were merged into MGM in 1924, a portion of Rowland's Los Angeles film studio continued with a life of its own. Spanning four city blocks, one block continued as a studio known as Motion Picture Studios through the 1940s, as General Service Studios and Desilu Studios through the 1950s and 1960s, it became Ren-Mar Studios in 1974. In January 2010, Ren-Mar Studios was bought by Red Digital Cinema Camera Company; the complex was renamed "Red Studios Hollywood". It is located on Cahuenga Blvd. North of Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, directly behind the Musicians AFM Local 47 on Vine Street. David E. Kelley filmed several of his TV series there, including Picket Fences, Ally McBeal, The Practice.

A 1965 fire in an MGM Archive #7 storage facility destroyed original negatives and prints, including the best-quality copies of every Metro picture and Louis B. Mayer Picture produced prior to 1924. On March 25, 1986, Ted Turner and his Turner Broadcasting System purchased pre-May 1986 MGM films from Kirk Kerkorian for $600 million. Filmed in Fort Lee, NJ The Eternal Question Olga Petrova The Divorceé Ethel Barrymore What People Will Say? Directed by Alice Guy Blache Sealed Valley Dorothy Donnelly AFI Catalog Metro Pictures Corporation distribution Metro Pictures Corporation production Metro Pictures Corporation on IMDb Metro Pictures Corporation at Silent Era

Who Are the Mind Benders?

Who are the Mind Benders? is a 1997 publication by Nick Griffin, printed and distributed by the British National Party. The booklet outlines a Jewish conspiracy whereby Jews control the media in Britain and use this position to brainwash the British population. Griffin claims for instance that Jews are responsible for “providing us with an endless diet of pro-multiracial, pro-homosexual, anti-British trash”; the booklet is based upon American neo-Nazi William Pierce's work Who Rules America? and the anti-Semitic forgery the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Who are the Mind Benders? has been criticised for its overtly antisemitic content. Prominent Jews mentioned as forming part of a conspiracy include Alan Yentob, Michael Grade, Jeremy Isaacs and the part-Jewish Rupert Murdoch; the 2011 book British National Party: Contemporary Perspectives states that Who are the Mind Benders? was intended to be mailed to thousands of people including "magistrates, local clergymen, sixth-formers, police officers, young journalists and the like".

However few booklets were circulated as it fell on party members to bulk purchase copies and identify recipients. Copsey and Macklin argue that the timing of the publication was ill-judged as it coincided with the run-up to the 1997 General Election when the attention of BNP activists was elsewhere. Copsey and Macklin state that "parts were factually inaccurate and the presence of a few hundred Jews working within the media does not in and of itself prove that there is any such conspiracy." Grffin attempted to distance himself from Mindbenders as he attempted to re-brand the British National Party as a "respectable" modern nationalist party

The Ensworth School

The Ensworth School is a private school located on two separate campuses in Nashville, Tennessee. The original campus, with grades kindergarten through eighth, opened in 1958 with 152 students; the school opened in a large Tudor-style home. That facility, since expanded several times, is now known as the Red Gables Campus, is located at 211 Ensworth Avenue. In 2002 the school initiated a $60 million capital campaign, with the goal of expanding the school to grade 12. After operating for over 40 years as a K–8 school, Ensworth added a high school in 2004, located on Tennessee State Route 100 adjacent to Edwin Warner Park and known as the Devon Farm Campus; the high school added a grade each following year. In 2005, the newly constructed high school earned nationwide honors for architecture from American School & University magazine and the Boston Society of Architects. A 642-seat theater has been completed on the high school campus. Ensworth High School is located at 7401 Highway 100, Tennessee.

The high school campus was built overlooking the confluence of the Harpeth and Little Harpeth Rivers, near Edwin Warner Park. In June 2003 construction of the school's tennis courts resulted in the discovery of several prehistoric human burials; the developer petitioned the Davidson County Chancery Court, was granted permission to remove and relocate all burials within the construction zone to an adjacent portion of the school property. Archaeological excavations were subsequently conducted in order to identify and remove all human remains from the site; the excavations resulted in the discovery of more than 300 archaeological features, of which 64 contained human remains. Artifacts recovered during these investigations indicate the site was occupied over a 9000-year time frame stretching from the Early Archaic through Mississippian periods; the site was most intensively occupied during the period known as the Benton phase. Artifacts from this period were prolific at the site, included numerous finely crafted burial offerings.

Beginning around 1798, the land containing EHS was situated within a large agricultural property owned and farmed by the families of brothers Giles and Thomas Harding. Between 1798 and 1807, Giles Harding and his sons constructed a home that would be known as Oak Hill and Devon Farm; this home was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, due to the architectural integrity of the main house and the significance of the Harding family to the early settlement of the Nashville area. The historic cemetery associated with the Devon Farm was moved in 2003 during construction of EHS; the NRHP-listed home now serves as the school's admissions office. Ensworth was founded as an elementary and middle school in 1958. In 1959 kindergarten was added; the Ensworth High School campus was built after a fund-raising campaign that raised nearly 60 million dollars. This benefited the Lower and Middle Schools; the High School began classes in 2004, its first senior class graduated in 2008. To commemorate the Lower and Middle school's 50th anniversary during the school year of 2007–08 the students built houses for Habitat For Humanity, a service organization, on a cul de sac named Tiger Way in honor of the school's mascot.

In 1971, the school was overfilled due to the court ordered racial integration of public schools. In 2008 -- 2009 a 642-seat theater was opened at the Devon Farm campus; the theater offers a equipped venue for student drama and dance performances. It is used for school-wide assembly meetings; the theater houses a scenery construction workshop, sound and production facilities, green room, teaching spaces. In September 2011, the school opened a new gymnasium on the Red Gables Campus, called the Brown Athletic Center; the new facility is a total of three stories with a basement. The first floor features a basketball court that sports the school's colors, bright orange and black; the middle floor features the girls' lockers, a spirit store, a concessions stand for games held in the gymnasium. In January 2013, Ensworth opened a natatorium at the Devon Farm campus. Fitted with ten lanes, the pool is used by schools around the area. In 2017, Ensworth opened up a new Tennis Center at the Devon Farm campus.

The Center contains six indoor courts, eight outdoor courts, covered parking. The Ensworth School has won state championships in girls' basketball in 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2017, they were finalists in 2009, 2012, 2014. Boys' basketball won championships in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, they were finalists in 2016. In 2010 and 2011, the volleyball team won state championships. Girls' golf won the state championship in 2011, were finalists in 2012 and 2013. Girls' lacrosse won a state championship in 2009; the girls' track and field team won the state championship in 2015. The girls' soccer were finalists in 2016. There have been individual state championships won in bowling, cross country, golf and diving, track and field; the 2012 football team went 13–0, winning their 3rd-straight state championship. In 2013, the team won their fourth-consecutive state championship. Tennessee Association of Independent Schools Southern Association of Independent Schools Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Tennessee Secondary School Athletics Association John Comfort 1959–1964 Esty Foster 1964–1971 Ronald L. Fay 1971–2000 Will Moseley 2000–2012 David Braemer 2012–current Orleans Darkwa, NFL player Joi Gilliam, R&B/rock singer, record pro

Jan Petersen

Jan Petersen is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party. He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Akershus in 1981, was re-elected on six occasions, he had served as a deputy representative during the term 1973–1977. From 2001 to 2005, when the second cabinet Bondevik held office, Petersen was Minister of Foreign Affairs. During this period his seat in parliament was held by André Oktay Dahl. On the local level Petersen was a member of Oppegård municipal council from 1967 to 1983, serving as mayor from 1975 to 1981, he chaired the Conservative Party from 1994 to 2004. From 1971 to 1973 he was the leader of the Young Conservatives, the youth wing of the Conservative Party. Outside politics Petersen has a cand.jur. Degree from the University of Oslo in 1973. Before entering national politics he worked for a few years in the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation. From 2009 to 2014 he served as the Norwegian ambassador to Austria, he retired. In 2004, Petersen was appointed a Commander with Star of the Order of St. Olav.

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Georges Grisez

Georges Grisez was a French-born American clarinetist. He was an active soloist, recording artist, orchestral musician. Born in Paris, Grisez studied with Arthur Grisez and at the Conservatoire de Paris, winning first prize in clarinet in 1902, before moving to the United States in October 1904, he served as principal clarinetist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1904 to 1914, for the Philadelphia Orchestra for the 1922–23 season. He made several recordings on the Phono-Cut Label in 1913, he played flute in the New York Symphony. He played with the New York Chamber Music Society, New York Philharmonic, the Letz Quartet, the Grisez Woodwind Quintet, the Georges Longy Club, he performed the Brahms Clarinet Quintet with the Letz Quartet in the 1921 Maverick Concerts. He may have served as a musician in the French army during the First World War, he moved to Minnesota in 1923 to perform with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and teach at the University of Minnesota. He was one of the first clarinetists to play with the NBC Symphony, alongside principal Alexander Williams.

In the last years of his life, Grisez joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as principal. He died during a 1946 Baltimore concert, shortly after performing the clarinet glissando at the beginning of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, his successor as principal, Ricardo Morales, noted that the piece is "one of the scariest to play" for the first clarinetist

The Lodger (Doctor Who)

"The Lodger" is the eleventh episode of the fifth series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, first broadcast on BBC One on 12 June 2010. It was written by Gareth Roberts, who based the story on his 2006 Doctor Who Magazine comic strip "The Lodger"; the episode features the Doctor stranded on Earth and separated from his companion Amy Pond, when an unknown force prevents his time travelling spaceship, the TARDIS, from landing. To investigate, he moves into the flat of Craig Owens and attempts to fit in with ordinary humans while unknowingly playing matchmaker for Craig and his good friend Sophie. Showrunner Steven Moffat was a fan of Roberts' original comic strip and enthused him to adapt it into an episode for the series. While some elements of the comic strip remain, Roberts wrote most of it from scratch. "The Lodger" replaced a slot held by an episode, pushed back due to budgetary constraints and was one of the last to be filmed. The episode was watched by a final 6.44 million viewers, the least-watched episode of the fifth series of Doctor Who.

However, it achieved the joint highest Appreciation Index of the series at the time of broadcast and received positive to mixed reviews from critics. Praise was given to the acting of Smith and Corden, but reviewers expressed disappointment over the resolution. After stepping out of the TARDIS in modern-day Colchester, the Eleventh Doctor is blown off his feet by a blast of air, the TARDIS, Amy still inside, dematerialises into the time vortex and refuses to rematerialise. With Amy's help, the Doctor tracks the disturbance to the second floor of a house; the Doctor opts to take a room for rent offered by the downstairs tenant, Craig Owens, in order to determine what is present on the second floor without alerting whatever it is to his Time Lord nature. The Doctor notices localised time loops and disturbances aboard the TARDIS that coincide with noises from the second floor. Over two days, the Doctor attempts to adapt to human life, he learns about Craig. Craig is stuck in a platonic relationship with Sophie.

The Doctor encourages Sophie to follow her dream of travelling overseas to help animals. Craig, who has not yet professed his love for Sophie, becomes upset. Sophie arrives while they is lured upstairs. Inside, they find an alien ship housing a primitive time engine; the ship has disguised itself as the second floor. The ship's emergency holographic program has been drawing in passersby, all who have a desire to escape, to find a replacement pilot for itself, but they were killed in the attempt; the Doctor convinces Craig to touch the controls since he does not want to leave due to his love for Sophie, which will counteract the ship's protocols. Craig does so, he and Sophie admit their love and share a kiss that breaks the ship's hold on themselves; the three escape as the ship implodes. Aboard the TARDIS, the Doctor directs Amy to write the note that led him to Craig's house, using a red pen in his jacket. On Craig's fridge is a postcard advertising the Van Gogh exhibit at the Parisian Musée d'Orsay, which the Doctor and Van Gogh himself visited in the previous episode.

At the end of the episode, the Doctor instructs Amy to leave him a note with Craig's address, which his younger self had at the start of the episode. Amy is shown leaving the note in the series finale, "The Big Bang", when the Doctor's timeline rewinds and he revisits points in his past; the spaceship control room reappeared in "The Impossible Astronaut"/"Day of the Moon", where it was connected to the Order of the Silence. Corden returned to play Craig in the episode "Closing Time" of the next series, Gareth Roberts' sequel to this story. "The Lodger" is based on a short comic strip of the same name, written by Gareth Roberts for Doctor Who Magazine issue 368 in 2006. The comic features the Tenth Doctor, who spends several days staying in Mickey Smith's flat, waiting for Rose Tyler and the TARDIS to catch him up in a few days, by chance saving the Earth by hiding it from the passing space fleet of a violent alien race; the story was based on ideas that Roberts had since a child to imagine the Doctor experiencing everyday human life and his enjoyment of stories set on Earth rather than in space.

Roberts' original comic strip appealed to new executive producer Steven Moffat, who enthused to Roberts that he had "got to do" "The Lodger" as an episode. Roberts had had the idea to make the television version, but he had never mentioned it. Roberts considered "The Lodger" less an adaptation than was done by Paul Cornell for "Human Nature"/"The Family of Blood", taken from Cornell's novel, instead wrote most of the episode from scratch. Elements of the comic's story carry over into the episode, such as his confusion between a sonic screwdriver and a toothbrush, the Doctor's aptitude at football. However, Roberts said that the episode was "a different situation" from the comic strip, as the Doctor did not know Craig as he did Mickey, there was the added enemy of the upstairs apartment; when Roberts began writing for the episode, he knew the series' overarching plot but was not aware, to be cast as the Eleventh Doctor. Roberts based the Doctor's lines on those