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Mordecai Ardon

Mordecai Ardon was an Israeli painter. Ardon was born Max Bronstein in 1896 in Galicia. In 1933 he emigrated to Jerusalem in Mandate Palestine, he changed his name to Mordecai Ardon. He participated in the Venice Biennale of 1968. Beginning in the 1950s Ardon adopted a complex system of symbolic images in his paintings, taken from the Jewish Mystical tradition, from the Bible and from a tangible reality. In his painting "Gates of Light", for example, he expressed "the inner mystery and timelessness of the landscape." His work seeks linking it to antiquity and mystery. The same approach can be found in "At the Gates of Jerusalem", which shows the attempt to "convey his feelings about the cosmic significance of Israel’s return to the Old City of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War". "Bird near a yellow wall" demonstrates his simplistic involvement with the Holocaust, a subject to which he was one of the few Israeli artists to devote a phase of his work, at that time. As a teacher and director of the "New Bezalel", Ardon conveyed his sense of social involvement, his tendency towards Jewish mysticism and local mythology, the combination of personal national symbols with reality-always stressing masterful technique.

Pupils such as Avigdor Arikha, Yehuda Bacon, Naftali Bezem, Shraga Weil and Shmuel Boneh absorbed these influences and integrated them into their work. Ardon was seen as the father of the regional approach in Israeli art. One of his most famous creations are the "Ardon Windows", a set of large stained-glass windows displayed prominently in the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem, incorporating visual elements from the Kabbalah. Ardon died in Jerusalem in 1992. In 2014 his painting "The Awakening" was sold at Sotheby's for $821,000. In 2006 his painting "The Woodpecker of Time" was sold at Christie's for $643,200. 1920-25 Bauhaus School, Germany, with Itten, Kandinsky, Feininger 1926 Studied with Max Doerner 1929 Kunstschule Itten, Berlin 1935 Seminar, Bet Hakerem, Jerusalem 1935-52 Bezalel, Jerusalem 1940-52 Bezalel, Director 1952-63 Ministry of Education and Culture, Jerusalem and Art Advisor 1954 Unesco Prize 1963, Ardon was awarded the Israel Prize, in painting. 1974, he received the Yakir Yerushalayim award.

1974 Doctor of Honor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1988 Boris Schatz Prize 1992 Isracard Prize, Tel Aviv Museum 1984 Stained glass window, National Library of Israel, Givat Ram, Jerusalem List of Israel Prize recipients Mordecai Ardon's work "Nabatea" sold for 241,500$ at Tiroche auction house, Jan 29, 2011 Official website Mordecai Ardon collection at the Israel Museum. Retrieved September 2016. Art of Mordechai Ardon at Europeana. Retrieved February 2012Search results Ardon's art

The Everafter War

The Everafter War is Book 7 of The Sisters Grimm series written by Michael Buckley. It was published in 2009 and several other books were published. Goldilocks kisses Henry Grimm and Daphne's father, awakening him from his sleeping spell, but seems to not have worked. Meanwhile and Sabrina have been taken by Ms. Smirt, a cruel woman who works in foster care. Luckily, Daphne had made a plan before hand. Puck flies in scaring the entire train. Henry and Veronica, along with the gang, save the girls from Smirt. Henry has a hard time realizing, he is uncomfortable with their familiarity with magic, remembering how it got his father killed. He decides to disconnect Sabrina and Daphne from Ferryport Landing, forcing them to pack and get ready to return to New York City. Before they can leave, the Scarlet Hand surrounds the house and shoots Uncle Jake in the shoulder. Knowing he needs medical care, Granny sends everyone into the Hall of Wonders, to the Room of Reflections, which contains a number of magic mirrors.

They enter. Henry still refuses to stay, so he forces Daphne and Veronica to pack up and leave the fort. Sadly, they are cornered by a group of trolls working for the Hand; the trolls attack but Henry and Veronica fight amazingly. After defeating 12 out of the 14, the family is forced to return to Camp Charming. Uncle Jake asks the girls' help in rescuing his love, Briar Rose, whom he'd bought an engagement ring for. After Uncle Jake is knocked out and Daphne accidentally turns Sabrina into a goose, Briar is rescued, but dragons are sent after the group and Briar dies in the fighting. Sabrina accidentally reveals to Puck that they get married in the future, so they got in a big fight. Realizing it is time to take a side, the Grimm family, with the exception of Henry, agrees to let Charming's army use various magical weapons in the Hall of Wonders; the army suffers a grim defeat due to a spy in the camp. Charming discovers Pinocchio is the spy; the girls eavesdrop and discovers that their mother was pregnant when she was put under the sleeping spell.

However, the baby was stolen by the Scarlet Hand. The camp is attacked by the Scarlet Hand and dragons, everyone retreats into the Hall of Wonders leaves to fight again. Left in the house, the Grimms discover. Sabrina and Puck follow them into the Hall of Wonders where they discover the marionettes have opened a number of rooms in the Hall of Wonders, they lead to the Master, their friend, Mirror. Mirror explains. Taking the girls' baby brother, he goes into a secret room that can only be opened by a Grimm and forces Sabrina to open the door. Mirror goes into the Book of Everafter, to take the baby's body for himself; the girls follow him, only to end up in the Land of Oz, realize that they have been separated from Puck and their brother. Sabrina Grimm Daphne Grimm Granny Relda Grimm Henry Grimm Veronica Grimm Uncle Jake Mr. Canis The Queen of Hearts The Sheriff of Nottingham Puck Mayor Charming Pinocchio Snow White Mirror Briar Rose Arnold Goldilocks

Jean Acker

Jean Acker was an American film actress with a career dating from the silent film era through the 1950s. She was best known as the estranged wife of silent film star Rudolph Valentino. Acker was born on October 1893, in Trenton, New Jersey, her father was Joseph Ackers, said to be of Cherokee descent. Her mother Margaret was Irish. In the 1900 census, Hattie is with Joseph and her grandparents. In fact, he is reported to be single. Growing up on a farm, she became an expert horsewoman, she attended the St. Mary's Seminary in New Jersey, for a time. Sometime prior to 1907, the family moved to Pennsylvania. In the 1907 Lewistown Directory, Joseph is listed with a wife by the name of Eleanor; when he married Eleanor is not yet known, but it was after 1900 and before the family moved to Lewistown. They were divorced in 1912. Six years Joseph married Virginia Erb in Lewistown, he managed the Casino Bowling Alley and The Ritz restaurant, owned the Boston Shoe Store on Valley Street. He managed several bowling alleys in the Philadelphia area, it may have been that during these visits Jean was "bitten by the acting bug."

She performed in vaudeville until she moved to California in 1919. After arriving in Hollywood, Acker became the protegee and lover of Alla Nazimova, a film actress whose clout and contacts enabled Acker to negotiate a $200 per week contract with a movie studio. Acker appeared in numerous films during the 1910s and 1920s, but by the early 1930s she began appearing in small uncredited film roles, she made her last on-screen appearance in the 1955 film How to Be Very, Very Popular, opposite Betty Grable. After meeting and befriending the then-struggling actor Rudolph Valentino at a party, they entered a two-month courtship and married on November 6, 1919. Acker had regrets and locked him out of their hotel bedroom on their wedding night; the marriage was never consummated. After filing for divorce, Valentino did not wait the requisite period for it to be finalized before marrying his second wife, Natacha Rambova, in Mexico, he was charged with bigamy when the couple returned to the United States.

Acker sued Valentino for the legal right to call herself "Mrs. Rudolph Valentino". Valentino remained angry with her for several years, but they mended their friendship before his death in 1926. Acker wrote a popular song about him soon after he died called "We Will Meet at the End of the Trail". Acker had an affair with the actress Alla Nazimova. Nazimova included Acker in what was dubbed the "Sewing circles", a group of actresses who were forced to conceal the fact that they were lesbian or bisexual, thus living secret lives. Another of her female lovers was Grace Darmond, with whom she was involved during her relationship with Valentino. In the 1977 film Valentino a character loosely based on Acker is played by Carol Kane After divorcing Valentino in 1923, Acker was engaged to Marquis Luis de Bezan y Sandoval of Spain, she was in the news over her relationship with Rahmin Bey. In 1930, after she lost her fortune in the 1929 stock market crash, she sued William Delahanty, claiming that he agreed to pay her $18,400 a year if she gave up her film career.

The married politician denied that he made such a promise but admitted that he spent thousands of dollars on Acker. Acker met Chloe Carter, a former Ziegfeld Follies girl, the first wife of film composer Harry Ruby. Acker would remain with Carter for the rest of her life; the couple owned an apartment building together in Beverly Hills. Acker died of natural causes in 1978 at the age of 84, is buried next to Carter in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. Though not born in the Central Pennsylvania town of Lewistown, Jean Acker is considered a local celebrity, her face dominates an outdoor mural titled "Mifflin County Movie History" and is located on Monument Square in Downtown Lewistown. The mural was painted in 2012 by Dwight Kirkland of Blackleaf Studio, Pennsylvania. Jean Acker on IMDb Jean Acker at AllMovie Jean Acker at Find a Grave

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (Charleston, South Carolina)

St. Mary of the Annunciation Roman Catholic Church is the first Roman Catholic parish in the Carolinas and Georgia; the current building at 93 Hasell St. in Charleston, South Carolina, is the third structure to house the congregation on this site. The property and an old building were purchased in 1789, it was incorporated as the Roman Catholic Church of Charleston by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1791. The first structure was replaced by a brick church that burned in the Charleston fire in 1838; the church was rebuilt and reopened on June 9, 1839. It is a rectangular building, 84 ft by 50 ft, it is built of brick with a stucco covering. There are four Doric columns; the parapet wall at the top of the church was constructed around 1896. There are stained glass windows imported from Munich; the nave has two large rows of pews. There are smaller pews along the side aisles. Above the altar, there is a painting of the Crucifixion by John S. Cogdell; the artist donated this painting to replace an earlier painting he had done in 1814, destroyed in the fire.

Much of the interior of the church was renovated during a three-month renovation in 1884. The church graveyard is to the rear of the church. In the early 1980s, the neighboring Charleston Place complex was constructed, bordering the church on all sides, it was the only structure preserved on the lot, besides the few storefronts facing Meeting Street which were incorporated in the parking structure. The St. Mary's Church is on the National Register of Historic Places, No. 76001697. The South Carolina Department of Archives and History has information, and copies of the nomination forms. There are additional pictures and information available from the Historic American Buildings Survey at the Library of Congress. Saint Mary's website Historic Charleston's Religious and Community Buildings, a National Park Service Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary

John Kinder Labatt

John Kinder Labatt was an Irish-Canadian brewer and the founder of the Labatt Brewing Company. He was born in Queen's County, Ireland, to Valentine Knightley Chetwode Labat, an Irish-Huguenot, Jane Harper Labat. Little is known of his early years. Labatt immigrated to Canada in the 1830s and established himself as a farmer near London, Upper Canada. In 1847, he invested in a brewery with a partner, Samuel Eccles, launching "Labatt and Eccles"; when Eccles retired in 1854, Labatt acquired his interest and renamed the firm the "London Brewery". He was assisted by his sons Ephraim and John. In 1849, Labatt started a new venture along with several other London businessmen including Thomas Carline called the Proof Line Road Joint Stock Company; the company built a road that linked the northern hinterlands. Upon completion, the road had three tollgates. Beyond the brewery, Labatt was a town councillor for Saint David’s Ward from 1850 to 1851 and a founding member of the London Board of Trade, as well as the founder of the London and Port Stanley Railway.

Upon his death, his son John Labatt purchased the brewery, which grew to become one of the largest in Canada. John Labatt Centre John Molson Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online Labatt's

Giovanni Visconti (cyclist)

Giovanni Visconti is an Italian professional road racing cyclist, who rides for UCI ProTeam Vini Zabù–KTM. Born in Turin, Visconti won his first race in 2006 at the Coppa Sabatini. One year he won the Italian National Road Race Championships on 1 July 2007, beating Paolo Bossoni and Davide Rebellin at the end in a sprint. At 12 kilometres to go Rebellin accelerated and left the main field followed by Visconti and Christian Murro; the four were able to keep the peloton away until the final meters. In 2010, Visconti won the 2. HC Tour of Turkey overall classification after pocketing two stages along the way, he stood on the podium with Tejay van Garderen of Team HTC -- David Moncoutié of Cofidis. Racing himself for ISD–NERI at the time, he said after the win: "Look at the teams we've beaten: HTC-Columbia and Cofidis, not bad for a team like ours, isn't it?" In April 2012, now riding for Movistar Team, Visconti took his first victory of the season at the Klasika Primavera by outsprinting his own teammate Alejandro Valverde and Euskaltel–Euskadi's Igor Antón.

Four Movistar Team riders finished in the first five positions. In May, Visconti had to withdraw from the Giro d'Italia during the fifteenth stage due to shortness of breath, he was told by his entourage. He came back to racing and signed a victory at the Circuito de Getxo, where his puncheur qualities served him well on the final climb, where he outsprinted Danilo Di Luca, he went to the Vuelta a Burgos and finished seventh overall thanks to consistent placings in the queen stage to the Lagunas de Neila where he was eighth. In December, it has been announced by the Italian National Olympic Committee that Visconti was suspended for 3 months and would have to pay a 10,000 Euros fine since he worked with doctor Michele Ferrari, banned for life for doping athletes. Visconti has denied Ferrari had supplied him with doping products; the suspension started retroactively on 10 October 2012. In 2015, Visconti won the best climber's jersey of the Giro d'Italia, thanks to attacks in the final stages of the race.

He qualified his conquest of the blue jersey as "a consolation" since he was going for stage wins that did not materialize during those attacks. He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España. Giovanni Visconti at Cycling Archives Giovanni Visconti at CQ Ranking Giovanni Visconti at ProCyclingStats Giovanni Visconti at Cycling Base