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Michel Temer

Michel Miguel Elias Temer Lulia is a Brazilian politician and writer who served as the 37th president of Brazil from 31 August 2016 to 31 December 2018. He took office after the removal from office of his predecessor Dilma Rousseff, he had been vice president since 2011 and Acting President since 12 May 2016, when Rousseff was suspended pending an impeachment trial. At the age of 75, he is the oldest person; the Senate's 61–20 vote on 31 August 2016 to remove Rousseff from office meant that Temer succeeded her and served out the remainder of her second year term, ending 31 December 2018. In his first speech in office, Temer called for a government of "national salvation" and asked for the trust of the Brazilian people, he signaled his intention to overhaul the pension system and labor laws, to curb public spending. A 2017 poll showed that Temer's administration had 7% popular approval, with 76% of respondents in favor of Temer's resignation. Despite widespread protests, Temer refused to step down.

Temer did not stand for President in the 2018 elections and was succeeded by Jair Bolsonaro on January 1, 2019. On March 21, 2019, Temer was arrested during the investigation into Operation Car Wash. On March 25, a habeas corpus was issued on behalf of Temer by desembargador Antonio Ivan Athié. Born in Tietê, São Paulo, Temer is the son of Nakhoul "Miguel" Elias Temer Lulia and March Barbar Lulia, Maronite Catholic Lebanese immigrants who came to Brazil in 1925, his parents, along with three older siblings, immigrated to Brazil from Abadiyeh, a small village in northern Lebanon, to escape famine and instability due to World War I. In Brazil, his parents had five more children, Temer is the youngest. Temer is able to discern the topic of a conversation in that language; as a child, Temer dreamed of becoming a pianist. However, there were no piano teachers in his city; as a teenager, he wanted to be a writer. After failing chemistry and physics classes in his first year of high school, he gave up the "curso científico", which prioritized hard sciences and math.

In 1957, he moved to São Paulo to finish high school in the "curso clássico", composed of subjects in the humanities and languages. In 1959, like his four older brothers he joined the Law School of the University of São Paulo, graduating in 1963. In his freshman year, he became involved with politics by becoming a treasurer of the school's students' union. In 1962, Temer was defeated by 82 votes. Temer stayed neutral before the 1964 coup d'état. With the beginning of military rule, he moved away from politics. In 1974, he completed a doctorate in public law at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. Temer has confirmed his affiliation as a Roman Catholic. In 1968, Temer began teaching constitutional law at PUC-SP, where he taught civil law and was director of the postgraduate department and of the Brazilian Institute Of Constitutional Law as well as a member of the Ibero-American Institute of Constitutional Law. Temer published four major works in constitutional law, his most famous book is Elements of Constitutional Law, published in 1982, which sold over 240,000 copies.

The book focuses on the organization of the Brazilian state on the separation of powers. His 2006 book Democracy and Citizenship highlighted the relevance of law and included some of his speeches as a federal deputy. In his works, he showed himself to be a supporter of parliamentarism and a political recall system, while opposing economic interventionism and tax increases. However, he considered himself a writer only in 2013, when he published Anonymous Intimacy, a book of poems, it consists of 120 poems, many of which were written on napkins during his plane trips between São Paulo and Brasílla. Temer said writing poems helped him recover from the "barren arena of legislative politics". Beginning in 1987 Temer served six consecutive terms in the Chamber of Deputies, on three separate occasions served two-year terms as president of the Chamber. Temer was a member of the 1988 constituent assembly, which promulgated the current Constitution of Brazil, he became President of the largest party in Brazil.

Temer was the second Vice President of Lebanese origin, after José Maria Alkmin. His family originates from the town of Btaaboura in Koura District, near Tripoli in northern Lebanon. In 2016, he was accused of having a lobbyist bribe others between 1997 and 2001 in ethanol deals through state-run oil company Petrobras, he was under investigation for accepting more than $1.5 million in funds from construction company Camargo Correa, which works with Petrobras. Spreadsheets from the construction company listed Temer's name 21 times; the numbers next to his name added up to $345,000, which authorities alleged were bribes and which Temer said were legal campaign contributions. The claim was dismissed by the courts, Temer denied any wrongdoing. Temer has been accused of electoral fraud. Part of investigation is into whether bribe money helped fund the 2014 campaign that saw Dilma Rousseff re-elected president with Temer as her running mate. In 2017 Brazil's federal police said that investigators have found evidence the president received bribes to help businesses.

A released video made by investigators shows Rodrigo Rocha Loures, former Temer aide, carrying a suitcase filled with about $150,000 in cash being sent from JBS S. A. to the president. In 2018, Brazilian Supreme Court Justice ordered Temer be includ

William P. Egan

William P. Egan is an American venture capitalist, he is the founder and general partner at Alta Communications, a venture capital firm, Marion Equity Partners, a private equity firm, both based in Boston, Massachusetts. Egan founded Alta's predecessor firm, Egan, Deleage & Co. in 1979 and has identified and backed several of America's leading growth companies in the information technology, life sciences, communications industries. Egan is a limited partner, along with fellow BEDCO founder Craig Burr, at Nobska Partners in Boston. Egan received his B. A. from Fairfield University in 1967 where he was a member of the Fairfield University Men's Rugby Football Club. He received an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1969. Egan was a partner at TA Associates, he began his career as a manager of Venture Capital for New England Enterprise Capital Corporation. Egan is past president and chairman of the National Venture Capital Association and serves on several boards of directors of communications and information technology companies, as well as the biopharmaceutical company Cephalon.

Egan is a long-standing member of the Fairfield University board of trustees and was honored for his contributions to the university with an Alumni Service Award in 1995. The Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola is named in honor of Egan's parents and Marion Egan. Egan's gifts to the university is the largest donation received by Fairfield to date; the nursing school at Fairfield University was renamed due to this donation. Egan is a trustee of a graduate board member of The Wharton School, his success in the venture capital industry has a chapter dedicated to his story in the book Done Deals: Venture Capitalists Tell Their Stories. Egan is an owner of the Boston Celtics through his partnership with Boston Basketball Partners LLC. Eganis on the board for The Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management, he and his wife Jacayln Egan have donated large sums to Fairfield University and divide their time between Boston and Newport, Rhode Island. Egan and his wife are part-owners of the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association through his partnership with Boston Basketball Partners, LLC.

Alta Communications Profile Marion Equity Partners Profile William Egan biography at Nobska Partners BusinessWeek Executive Profile Fairfield University Alumni Service Award Profile

Thomas Fane (died 1589)

Thomas Fane of Badsell Manor in the parish of Tudeley in Kent, of Mereworth Castle, was Sheriff of Kent. He is not to be confused with his younger brother, Thomas Fane, of Burston, Kent, a Member of Parliament for Dover. Not to be confused with his younger brother named Thomas Fane, he was born circa 1538 at Badsell, the elder son of George Fane of Badsell, Sheriff of Kent in 1557 and 1558, by his first wife Joan Waller, daughter of William Waller of Groombridge, Sheriff of Kent in 1530. George Fane was the son of Richard Fane by his wife Agnes Stidulf, the daughter and heiress of Henry Stidulf of Badsell, the son of Thomas Stidulf and his wife Marion Badsell, heiress of Badsell, which latter couple's inscribed monumental brass survives in the chancel of Tudeley Church. George Fane married secondly Elizabeth Hendley, a daughter of Sir Walter Hendley of Corsehorne, Cranbrooke; the Fane/Vane family was descended from Captain Sir John Fane, who captured King John II of France at the Battle of Poitiers in 1356 and received a share of the huge ransom money, which took the French people eight years to raise.

His descendants, the families of Fane and Vane, use for their heraldic crests a golden gauntlet, awarded him at the Battle of Poitiers in 1356, three golden gauntlets in their coat of arms. After an education at Maidstone Grammar School Fane, a committed Protestant, was convicted of treason in 1554 for his involvement in Wyatt's rebellion and was sentenced to death. After four months of imprisonment in the Tower of London he was pardoned by Queen Mary on account of his youth and on the condition that he took the Oath of Loyalty. Fane went on to serve as High Sheriff of Kent in 1572 and in 1573 was knighted for services to the crown. A monument to Fane survives in St Lawrence's Church, Kent, he married twice: Firstly to Elizabeth Culpepper. Mary Neville was a great heiress, the last one of the House of Neville, was one of England's largest landowners. Mary Neville inherited suo jure the titles of Baron le Despenser and Baron Bergavenny from her father; the Barony of le Despenser was called out of abeyance in 1604 in her favour and accordingly she became 3rd Baroness le Despenser.

She was by modern doctrine, 7th and 5th Baroness Bergavenny, having inherited the senior two Baronies of Bergavenny from her father on his death, as well as his estates in Kent centred on Mereworth Castle. Her son was granted the title Earl of Westmorland when he was raised to that rank by King James I; the original Neville Earldom of Westmoreland had been confiscated in 1571 from Mary Neville's cousin Charles Neville, 6th Earl of Westmorland due to his participation in the Rising of the North. By Mary Neville he had issue including: Francis Fane, 1st Earl of Westmorland, 4th Baron le Despenser, de facto 8th and de jure 6th Baron Bergavenny, eldest son and heir. George Fane of Burston, Kent. Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent, volume 5, 1798 The Ancestor, A Quarterly Review of County and Family History and Antiquities, ed. Oswald Barron, No. XII, January 1905 "Fane, Sir Thomas". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 18 June 2013

Torched (album)

Torched is the recording guitarist Michael Hedges was working on at the time of his fatal automobile accident in 1997. It was released posthumously in 1999 on the Windham Hill label. Music critic Jason Anderson, writing for Allmusic, wrote the album "In this raw format, the rock influences of Hedges' youth appear most notably in vocal phrasings that are more expressive aggressive at times." All compositions by Michael Hedges. "Torched" – 4:51 "Spring Buds" – 4:20 "Fusion of the Five Elements" – 3:59 "Promised Land" – 3:52 "Phoenix Fire" – 3:40 "Dream Beach" – 3:51 "Arrowhead" – 2:17 "Shell Shock Venus" – 4:14 "Ursa Major" – 3:45 "Free Swinging Soul" – 4:19 "Rough Wind in Oklahoma" – 4:18 "Sapphire" – 3:48 "Gospel of Mary/The Holy Flame" – 5:34 "Java Man" – 3:44 "Coda: Free Swinging Soul" – 5:29 Michael Hedges – acoustic guitars, harp-guitar, alto flute, melodeon and vocals Michael Manring – fretless bass David Crosby – backing vocals on "Spring Buds" Graham Nash – backing vocals on "Spring Buds" Executive producer - Hilleary Burgess Mastered by Bernie Grundman

The Costume Society

The Costume Society is a British organisation formed in 1965 to promote the study and preservation of historic and contemporary dress. It publishes Costume, as well as one-off publications; the Costume Society was formed in 1965, arising from a developing interest in the history of fashion and a desire on the part of its founders to foster serious research in an area, the domain of the amateur collector. The immediate genesis of the organisation was a meeting held at the Victoria and Albert Museum on 13 October 1964, its first chairman was Charles Harvard Gibbs-Smith, Keeper of the Department of Public Relations at the Victoria and Albert Museum, followed by Donald Beeson King, art historian and keeper of textiles at the V&A. The most recent chairman was senior curator at Kensington Palace. Since 1967, the society, through Edinburgh University Press publishes its journal, Costume twice per year. Costume is listed in the Arts and Humanities Citation Index of the Institute for Scientific Information.

It organises regular conferences, study days and museum visits, administers a number of conservation awards and bursaries. Student awards and conservation grants are aimed at students of the history and theory of dress, costume design and production as well as other related fields, they make awards to museums and other institutions to cover the costs of conservation of objects

Charles Webster Hawthorne

Charles Webster Hawthorne was an American portrait and genre painter and a noted teacher who founded the Cape Cod School of Art in 1899. He was born in Lodi and his parents returned to Maine, raising him in the state where Charles' father was born. At age 18, he went to New York, working as an office-boy by day in a stained-glass factory and studying at night school and with Henry Siddons Mowbray and William Merritt Chase, abroad in both the Netherlands and Italy. In 1908 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member and became a full Academician in 1911. At the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League. Among his teachers were Frank Vincent DuMond and George de Forest Brush, but Hawthorne declared that the most dominant influence in his career was William Merritt Chase, with whom he worked as both a pupil and assistant. Both men were talented teachers and figurative painters who were drawn to rich color and the lusciousness of oil paint as a medium. Chase passed on a Munich tradition of tone values and tone painting, Hawthorne learned all he could.

While studying abroad in the Netherlands as Chase's assistant, Hawthorne was influenced to start his own school of art. His winters were spent in Paris and New York City, his summers at Provincetown, the site of his school. In addition to founding the Cape Cod School of Art, Hawthorne was a founding member of the Provincetown Art Association established in 1914. While in Paris Hawthorne became a full member of the French Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1917; the Cape Cod School of Art was the first outdoor summer school for figure painting and grew into one of the nation's leading art schools. Under thirty years of Hawthorne's guidance, the school attracted some of the most talented art instructors and students in the country including John Noble, Richard Miller, Max Bohm. At his school, Hawthorne gave weekly criticisms and instructive talks, guiding his pupils and setting up ideals but never imposing his own technique or method. Another well known student was Norman Rockwell, who studied with Hawthorne one summer while he was enrolled at the Art Students League.

William H. Johnson studied with Hawthorne and got a grant from him. Another pupil was Bertha Noyes, long an important figure in the artistic scene of Washington, D. C. Among his works: The Trousseau, Metropolitan Museum of Art Mother and Child, Syracuse Museum Net Mender, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence Venetian Girl, Worcester Art Museum The Family, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy Crew of the Philomena Manta, 1915, Provincetown Art Collection Fish Cleaners, Provincetown Art Collection Untitled, 1927, Provincetown Art Collection Girl in Yellow Scarf, 1904, Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio The Fisherman's Daughter, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C; the Fish and the Man, 1925, Dallas Museum of Art, TexasHis class studio in Provincetown on Miller Hill Road was added August 21, 1978, to the National Register of Historic Places. His wife was the painter Marion Campbell Hawthorne. "A Painter's Painter: Charles Webster Hawthorne. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C..

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