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N. C. Wyeth

Newell Convers Wyeth, known as N. C. Wyeth, was illustrator, he became one of America's greatest illustrators. During his lifetime, Wyeth created more than 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books, 25 of them for Scribner's, the Scribner Classics, the work for which he is best known; the first of these, Treasure Island, was one of his masterpieces and the proceeds paid for his studio. Wyeth was a realist painter at a time when the camera and photography began to compete with his craft. Sometimes seen as melodramatic, his illustrations were designed to be understood quickly. Wyeth, both a painter and an illustrator, understood the difference, said in 1908, "Painting and illustration cannot be mixed—one cannot merge from one into the other."He is the father of Andrew Wyeth and the grandfather of Jamie Wyeth, both well-known American painters. Wyeth was born in Massachusetts. An ancestor, Nicholas Wyeth, a stonemason, came to Massachusetts from England in 1645. Ancestors were prominent participants in the French and Indian Wars, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the American Civil War, passing down rich oral histories and tradition to Wyeth and his family and providing subject matter for his art, felt.

His maternal ancestors came from Switzerland, during his childhood, his mother was acquainted with literary giants Henry David Thoreau and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. His literary appreciation and artistic talents appear to have come from her, he was the oldest of four brothers who spent much time hunting and enjoying other outdoor pursuits, doing chores on their farm. His varied youthful activities and his astute sense of observation aided the authenticity of his illustrations and obviated the need for models: "When I paint a figure on horseback, a man plowing, or a woman buffeted by the wind, I have an acute sense of the muscle strain."His mother encouraged his early inclination toward art. Wyeth was doing excellent watercolor paintings by the age of twelve, he went to Mechanics Arts School to learn drafting, Massachusetts Normal Art School, now Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where painting instructor Richard Andrew advised him to become an illustrator, the Eric Pape School of Art to learn illustration, under George Loftus Noyes and Charles W. Reed.

A bucking bronco for the cover of The Saturday Evening Post on February 21, 1903 was Wyeth's first commission as an illustrator. That year he described his work as "true, solid American subjects—nothing foreign about them", it was a spectacular accomplishment for the 20-year-old Wyeth, after just a few months under Pyle's tutelage. In 1904, the same magazine commissioned him to illustrate a Western story, Pyle urged Wyeth to go West to acquire direct knowledge, much as Zane Grey had done for his Western novels. In Colorado, he worked as a cowboy alongside the professional "punchers", moving cattle and doing ranch chores, he gained an understanding of Native American culture. When his money was stolen, he worked as a mail carrier, riding between the Two Grey Hills trading post and Fort Defiance, to earn enough to get back home, he wrote home, "The life is wonderful, strange—the fascination of it clutches me like some unseen animal—it seems to whisper,'Come back, you belong here, this is your real home.'"On a second trip two years he collected information on mining and brought home costumes and artifacts, including cowboy and Indian clothing.

His early trips to the western United States inspired a period of images of cowboys and Native Americans that dramatized the Old West. Upon returning to Chadds Ford, he painted a series of farm scenes for Scribner's, finding the landscape less dramatic than that of the West but nonetheless a rich environment for his art: "Everything lies in its subtleties, everything is so gentle and simple, so unaffected." His painting Mowing, not done for illustration, was among his most successful images of rural life. Wyeth created a stimulating household for his talented children Andrew Wyeth, Henriette Wyeth Hurd, Carolyn Wyeth, Ann Wyeth McCoy, Nathaniel C. Wyeth. Wyeth was sociable, frequent visitors included F. Scott Fitzgerald, Joseph Hergesheimer, Hugh Walpole, Lillian Gish, John Gilbert. According to Andrew, who spent the most time with his father due to his sickly childhood, Wyeth was a strict but patient father who did not talk down to his children, his hard work as an illustrator gave his family the financial freedom to follow their own artistic and scientific pursuits.

Andrew went on to become one of the foremost American artists of the second half of the 20th century, both Henriette and Carolyn became artists also. Nathaniel became an engineer for DuPont and worked on the team that invented the plastic soda bottle. Henriette and Ann married Peter Hurd and John W. McCoy. Wyeth is the grandfather of artists Jamie Wyeth and Michael Hurd, the musician Howard Wyeth. By 1911, Wyeth began to move away on to illustrating classic literature, he painted a series for an edition of Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson, thought by many to be his finest group of illustrations. The set made him famous, the proceeds from this great success paid for his house and studio, he illustrated editions of Kidnapped, Robin Hood, The Last of the Mohicans, Robinson Crusoe, Rip Van Winkle, The White Company, The Yearling. He did work for prominent periodicals, including Century, Harper's Monthly, Ladies' Home Journal, McClure's, The Popular Magazine, Scribner's. By 1914

Dick Aldridge

Richard Frederick "Dick" Aldridge was a player in the Canadian Football League. Aldridge played linebacker and running back for the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 1965 to 1974, he died of pancreatic cancer in 2004. A star football and basketball player at Runnymede Collegiate Institute in Toronto,{{cn|| Dick Aldridge attended the University of Waterloo from 1960 to 1965, where he captained the basketball and football teams and was a three-time OUAA all-star half back. Drafted by the B. C. Lions in the 1964 CFL draft, Aldridge was traded first to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, in the summer of 1965, to the Toronto Argonauts. Dick Aldridge played nine seasons for the Toronto Argonauts from 1965 to 1973, playing in every game from his rookie season onwards, for a total of 117 regular season and 6 playoff games. Although a running back at university, it was as a linebacker and kick returner that he established himself in the Argonauts' line-up under head coach Bob Shaw. Subsequent coaches Leo Cahill and John Rauch continued to use Aldridge as a linebacker, the Argonauts' defensive unit of which he was a member in these years became renowned for its effectiveness and ferocity.

His team-mate Peter Martin described him as "a great athlete, always fit", who "trained a lot", devoted time to watching opponents on film, "was a true student of the game". He recovered a career total of 11 fumbles and made a career total of 18 interceptions in Argonauts double-blue, including a team-leading 7 interceptions in 1970; the 1969 Argonauts' squad, disgruntled about being required to play four pre-season exhibition games without pay, held a meeting at Dick Aldridge's home, where they took advice from Alan Eagleson and decided to stage a walk-out. League rules at the time prohibited owner John Bassett from paying players to play in exhibition games, the "strike" was resolved when he agreed to pay them $60 per week for the two weeks they spent in training camp. Dick Aldridge played in the 14-11 loss to the Calgary Stampeders in the 1971 Grey Cup game in Vancouver, made notorious in Canadian sporting history by Leon McQuay's slip and fumble seven yards from the Stampeders' endzone with fewer than two minutes left in the game.

Dick Aldridge retired from the Argonauts prior to the 1974 season, after John Rauch changed the start-time for team practices from four o'clock to noon, which would have made it impossible for Aldridge to continue in his day job as a high school teacher. However, he was contacted by Hamilton, whose practices were scheduled in the day, he joined the Tiger-Cats for the 1974 season, playing in 10 games and making one interception, helping the team to finish ahead of the Argonauts in the standings. After retiring from the CFL at the end of the 1974 season, Dick Aldridge was appointed head football coach at York University, he coached the Yeomen from 1975 to 1977, after which he coached the junior-level Etobicoke Junior Argonauts for a couple of seasons. In 1966, while playing for the Argonauts, Dick Aldridge began working as a teacher at his former high school, Runnymede Collegiate Institute, he moved to Westview Centennial Secondary School in 1968, in 1975, his CFL playing career having ended, he moved to a new teaching position at Banting Memorial High School in Alliston, Ontario.

He and his family settled in Tottenham, where they purchased and ran the local Stedmans franchise. In addition to his teaching duties at Banting, Aldridge coached the senior boys' football and basketball teams. Dick Aldridge was inducted into the Waterloo Warriors Hall in 1985, he was elected to the OUAA Legends Hall-of-Fame. He became an active member of the University of Waterloo Alumni Association, serving on its executive board. Dick Aldridge married Elisabeth Van Haastrecht in 1966 and had two children and Rick, he died of pancreatic cancer on 26 June 2004 at his home in Tottenham. His cremated remains were interred at Mt. Tegart Cemetery in Tottenham. Following his death, Aldridge's family established and organized an annual charity golf tournament, the Dick Aldridge Charity Golf Classic, to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research. By its tenth anniversary in 2014, this event had raised over $750,000

Moxon & Kobrin

Moxon & Kobrin is a "captive" law firm of the Church of Scientology, meaning that it has no other clients apart from Scientology-affiliated entities. Its headquarters are located in Burbank, California." Wilshire Center Business Improvement District. Its members are: Kendrick Moxon, Helena Kobrin, Ava Paquette; the firm is best known for being church staff and attorneys for the Church of Scientology, working for the Religious Technology Center, which controls the trademarks of Scientology and the copyright of the works of L. Ron Hubbard. Kendrick Moxon holds a B. A. in Anthropology and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from George Mason University. Before becoming Scientology's lead in-house attorney, he worked in the Church's Guardian's Office under Mary Sue Hubbard. During Operation Snow White, in which eleven Scientologists pleaded guilty or were convicted in federal court, Moxon was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator for providing false handwriting samples to the FBI in response to a Grand Jury subpoena.

According to the Phoenix New Times, Moxon has stated that "he didn't knowingly supply false handwriting samples and that the stipulation of evidence was something signed by church officials but written by FBI agents. He says the matter was investigated by two bar associations – in D. C. and in California – before they admitted him as an attorney. Moxon is in good standing with the bar associations in both jurisdictions."In 2013, Private Investigator Dwayne Powell was arrested on obstruction and prowling charges related to following Ron Miscavige. During the arrest, police found a homemade silencer. After his arrest, Powell claimed to have been paid $10,000 per week by Scientology through an intermediary. According to the Los Angeles Times and Kobrin paid Powell $16,000 and kept him on the payroll two years after his arrest. Helena Kempner Kobrin received her B. A. at Hofstra University and her J. D. at Seton Hall University. She was admitted to the bar in 1978, at the California bar in 1991, she caused controversy on usenet in the mid-1990s when she tried to get the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology shut down, e-mailed legal warnings to participants who had quoted as few as six lines of Scientology texts.

Frank Oliver, a former member of the Office of Special Affairs, alleged that he worked with Kendrick Moxon and others in a campaign against the Cult Awareness Network. Plaintiffs were recruited to participate in litigation which forced the CAN into bankruptcy. In 2002 Moxon & Kobrin served notice to search engine Google, demanding that Operation Clambake be removed from their search listings, they alleged that the site "contains hundreds of our clients' copyrighted works and federally registered trademarks." Among the specific Church documents they objected to xenu.net's coverage of were those dealing with Dead Agenting, Fair Game, Security Check Children, Xenu and various other Scientology Space Opera doctrines of ancient alien civilizations. Google temporarily complied but restored most of xenu.net's pages back to their results. Scientology versus the Internet Scientology and the legal system Correspondence between Ava Paquette and slatkinfraud.com Fair Game: Scientology harassing/hijacking Berry?

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La Baie

La Baie is one of three boroughs in the city of Saguenay, Canada. It was created during Quebec's municipal reorganization in 2002. From 1976 to 2001, it was known as the Town of La Baie, a municipality composed of the Grande-Baie and Port-Alfred sectors, it is located on the bank of the Ha! Ha! Bay at the mouths of the Ha! Ha! River and the Mars River. La Baie was the first colony built in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region, it was founded by the Société des Vingt et un who settled the area in 1838. The depth of the banks of the Ha! Ha! Bay's waterways facilitated the rapid development of the region's largest harbour facilities after the railways were built in 1910; the borough's main sources of socio-economic development have been the logging and the pulp and paper industries since the nineteenth and twentieth centuries respectively. Aluminum production began in the early 1980s. After the Abitibi-Consolidated paper mill, one of the main employers of the borough, shut down in 2004, Saguenay's elected officials decided to invest in La Baie's tourism industry by building and operating a port of call for cruise ships in 2008.

Bagotville Airport, the main civilian airport in Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, is located in La Baie. The Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, which shares the same airfield, is one of only two Canadian military bases that use the Royal Canadian Air Force's CF-18 fighters; the military base is the borough's largest employer. While Chicoutimi and Jonquière, the two boroughs that constitute the main urban core of Saguenay, are located close to each other, La Baie is at a moderate distance from the city centre; this has created some unique issues for the borough — for example, while a full-power television or radio station in Saguenay can serve the entire city from a single transmitter without difficulty, La Baie is distant enough from the city's urban core that some low-power broadcasters, such as CKAJ-FM, have had to add separate transmitters to rebroadcast their signals in La Baie. The Saguenay's nomadic Innu tribes once inhabited La Baie; the Chicoutimians lived on the banks of the Saguenay River well before European colonization.

Unlike important meeting places like Chicoutimi, Ha! Ha! Bay was far from portages to Saint-Jean Lake and was not frequented by First Nations or the region's first explorers. Although it was not on eighteenth century fur trade routes, Ha! Ha! Bay was used by the Hudson's Bay Company's commercial fishing boats at the mouths of the Ha! Ha! and Mars Rivers. In 1828, the Crown mandated land surveyor J.-B. Proulx to explore the bay area. Colonization was impossible during this period since the Hudson's Bay Company held exclusive rights to natural resources in the region since 1821, a monopoly which would only expire in 1842, it was popular pressure from Charlevoix and La Malbaie that led to the tenuous beginnings of colonization in the Saguenay region. After an 1829 report demonstrating the fertility levels of the region's soil, a petition asking for permission to settle the Saguenay region began to circulate in La Malbaie; the government refused it and ordered further explorations of the region between 1829 and 1836, hoping to find a land link between Ha!

Ha! Bay and Baie-Saint-Paul. A second petition was launched in 1835, which led to the government and the Hudson's Bay Company to cede cutting rights to a company from La Malbaie called the Société des Vingt et un; the company's schooner sailed from La Malbaie on April 25, 1838, made several stopovers along the banks of the Saguenay. After setting up temporary camps near Tadoussac, they built their first sawmill at L'Anse St-Jean, their goal was to reach Ha! Ha! Bay to build a permanent facility; the Société des vingt et un arrived in what is now the Grande-Baie sector on June 11, 1838. After surveying the forest and assessing its potential, the colonists built the first lock on the Ha! Ha! River. In October of that same year, they completed the first sawmill and created the foundation of what would become Grande-Baie; the first families arrived during the fall, jack pine and Eastern white pine logging operations began in 1839. The hydraulic power of the two main rivers, Ha! Ha! and Mars, the bay's tributaries was used to run several sawmills.

Mars Simard, a resident of Baie-Saint-Paul, opened his own sawmill on the Mars River and founded Bagotville, the bay's second settlement. Colonists from Baie-Saint-Paul moved to the new outpost, while those from La Malbaie preferred Grande-Baie, which had 110 inhabitants in 1839; the Société des Vingt et un began to struggle after it lost two years worth of cutting when log-booms breached in 1840 and 1841. Their main purchaser, an English wood merchant named William Price, acquired all of the company's shares in 1842, he bought the Mars Simard sawmill in 1843, making Price the owner of every sawmill in lower Saguenay. The end of the Hudson's Bay Company's exclusive lease allowed the lawful colonization of the Saguenay region to begin; the territory organized itself independently and Jean-Baptiste Duberg was mandated to survey land for the new Bagot Township and divide county seats for the new constituency. Duberg was responsible for mapping a road to Chicoutimi during the summer of 1842, which would become Saint-Jean-Baptiste Boulevard and Grande-Baie Nord Boulevard.

The Bagot Township was structurally unique since its population was concentrated in two areas: Bagot Village and Bagot Town. John Kane, a land agent sent by the government to collect fees for use of Crown lan

Donald Voet

Donald Herman Voet is an emeritus associate professor of chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. His laboratory uses x-ray crystallography to understand structure-function relationships in proteins, he and his wife, Judith G. Voet, are authors of biochemistry text books that are used in undergraduate and graduate curricula. Voet earned his B. S. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1960 and his Ph. D. in chemistry from Harvard University with William N. Lipscomb, Jr. in 1967. He completed his postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 in the laboratory of Alexander Rich, he became a professor in the chemistry department at the University of Pennsylvania. Voet and his wife are coeditors-in-chief of the journal Biochemical and Molecular Biology Education. Voet, D. G.. W. Fundamentals of Biochemistry, Life at the molecular level, John Wiley & Sons Voet, D. and Voet, J, G. Biochemistry, John Wiley & Sons Inc.: Hoboken, NJ Voet, D. G.. W. Fundamentals of Biochemistry, John Wiley & Sons Uzman, A..

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Emőd

Emőd is a small town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, 25 kilometers from county capital Miskolc. The area has been inhabited since the Conquest of Hungary, its name comes from an old Hungarian personal name. The town was first mentioned by Anonymus. Emőd has been a wine-growing area since the 14th century. In 1882 it was rebuilt later. In 1872 it was downgraded to a village, got town status back only on August 19, 2001 AD. Before World War II, there was a Jewish community in Emőd. At its height, there were 123 Jews in the community most of them were murdered by the Nazis in the Holocaust. Official website in Hungarian Emőd közösségi oldala