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Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts is The Ohio State University’s "multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art". The Wexner Center opened in November 1989, named in honor of the father of Limited Brands founder Leslie Wexner, a major donor to the Center. Current director Johanna Burton was appointed in November 2019 after director Sherri Geldin ended her 25-year tenure at the institution; the Wexner Center is public gallery, but not an art museum, as it does not collect art. However, when the Center was constructed, it replaced the University Gallery of Fine Arts, assumed possession and stewardship of the University Gallery's permanent collection of 3,000 art works; the collection serves a secondary role in the Center's programs in the visual and performing arts. While it is made available to University students and scholars for study, drawn upon for exhibitions at the center or elsewhere, it is dormant. Johanna Burton, Director. Peter Eisenman won the design competition for the Wexner in 1983 over four other, more experienced finalists: Cesar Pelli.

Progressive Architecture magazine devoted a whole issue to the building before it was finished. During its three-year renovation between 2002 and 2005, the Wexner relocated its galleries in a former coffin factory two miles away, while the performing arts and film programs continued at the center, it drew 200,000 to 250,000 visitors a year before the renovation. In November 2005, the Wexner Center reopened; the Wexner Center's 108,000 square feet, three-story building was designed by architects Peter Eisenman of New York and the late Richard Trott of Columbus with landscape architect Laurie Olin of Philadelphia. It was the first major public building to be designed by Eisenman known as a teacher and theorist. Based on the controversial theory that art should be "challenged" by its environment rather than displayed neutrally, the museum raised Eisenman's profile and he went on to design and build a number of other major projects including the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.

The design includes a large, white metal grid meant to suggest scaffolding, to give the building a sense of incompleteness in tune with the architect's deconstructivist tastes. Eisenman took note of the mismatched street grids of the OSU campus and the city of Columbus, which vary by 12.25 degrees, designed the Wexner Center to alternate which grids it followed. The result was a building of sometimes questionable functionality, but admitted architectural interest; the center's brick turrets make reference to the medieval-like armory building that occupied the site until the 1958. Included in the Wexner Center space are a film and video theater, a performance space, a film and video post production studio, a bookstore, café, 12,000 square feet of galleries; the 2005 renovation enlisted the help of a local firm switched to Arup. In addition to the building envelope, the scope of renovation includes HVAC, electrical, fire protection systems; the renovation works had a minimum impact on the original architectural design while improving environmental and climate control.

With the restoration of the center as a whole, the bookstore and video theater, café sections were all revamped and layout-wise. Notable Exhibitions include: Chris Marker: Silent Movie, Julie Taymor: Playing With Fire, Shirin Neshat: Two Installations, Suite Fantastique, As Painting: Division and Displacement, Mood River, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Part Object Part Sculpture, Twice Untitled and Other Pictures Louise Lawler, Chris Marker Staring Back, William Wegman: Funney/Strange, Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms, William Forsythe: Transfigurations. In 2002, the Wexner staged "Mood River," one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of industrial and commercial design staged in America, featuring artwork by Simparch, Tony Cragg, E. V. Day, designs by Peter Eisenman, Kivi Sotamaa, Ben van Berkel, "products" like the Stealth Bomber, the Redman Self-Defense Instructor suits. In 2017 the gallery featured an exhibition by Cindy Sherman; the Wexner Center's Film/Video department is known for screening films that are new and different and classic, or just too edgy for the multiplex.

They have a year-round theater program that includes independent films, international cinema, new documentaries and experimental film. Many times, films are accompanied by visiting filmmakers discussing their works for the public; the Film/Video department presents more than 180 films and videos annually in all formats and genres in the Center's Film/Video Theater.

SS Quinault Victory

The SS Quinault Victory was the thirty-first Victory ship built by Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland, Oregon under the auspices of the Emergency Shipbuilding Program in support of America's involvement in World War II. Laid-down on 3 May 1944 and launched on 17 June, Quinault Victory was delivered to the War Shipping Administration and subsequently leased to the United States Lines Company. On July 11, 1944 Quinault Victory sailed from Portland, under the command of Merchant Marine Captain Robert J. Sullivan arriving at the Shell Oil Company's Martinez, California refinery on July 17, 1944 where she took on a partial load of fuel oil; some of the oil taken aboard was of a type that released light hydrocarbon gas on agitation, heating, or standing. This could have resulted in formation of an explosive mixture in the confined air space above the oil in the tanks. Prior to being sent to Martinez for a pre-loading inspection was made by the Port Director's officers and the Captain of the Port's office, no defects were noted.

Upon leaving Martinez she sailed up Suisun Bay to Port Chicago Naval Magazine, California arriving 6:00 PM in preparation for her maiden voyage. Some difficulty was experienced in mooring her due to tides, she was moored on the starboard side headed east at the outboard berth across from the SS E. A. Bryan, a Liberty ship. Upon arrival at Port Chicago, California both the loading officer and his assistants visited the ship, gave copies of pertinent magazine orders to the master, inspected some of the holds and saw that the ship was being properly rigged for loading; the number 5 cargo hold was not being rigged. As a new ship, this was the first time. Trouble was experienced with shackles and preventer guys. Winding on some of the winches were on backwards and had to be corrected. Loading have started at midnight. Dunnage ammunition and loaded railcars were parked on the pier for loading to the ships; the railcars slated for Quinault Victory contained 253 tons of bombs and 5 inch projectiles for 5"/25 caliber guns.

Across the pier the E. A. Bryan was loaded with 6,064 tons of ammunition and had an additional 176 tons on the pier, including 60 tons of incendiary clusters, to be loaded before departing. On July 17, 1944, at 10:18 PM local time, two major explosions occurred 6 seconds apart in what became known as the Port Chicago disaster; the detonation of 4,600 tons of munitions being loaded onto the Quinault Victory and E. A. Bryan, registered at a magnitude of 3.4 on the seismograph at the University of California, some 20 miles away. The force of the explosions lifted the Quinault Victory out of the water; the E. A. Bryan was vaporized. 320 sailors and dockworkers were killed and 390 were injured, making it the worst U. S. home front disaster of World War II. The span of only twelve weeks between the ship's keel being laid and the disaster may make Quinault Victory the most short-lived of all the Victory ships. Mariners killed: Deck Department: Carpenter: Roy L. Nelson Deck Maintenance: Hugh E. Crawford Licensed: Robert E. Keim, Kenneth M. Moen, David R. Parsons, Albert R. Scott Seamen - Able Bodied: John D. Bell, Wallace M. Durland, Kenneth J. Eulrich, Robert K. Hendrickson, Joseph B.

Koeninger, Howard W. Sullivan. Seamen – Ordinary: Floyd F. Crist, Lloyd K. McDaniel, Isadore E. Narinsky, Lester S. Skance. Engineering Department: Donald H. Cheney, Ellis Hendricks, Eugene W. Garrett, Walter Frederick Kanneberg, Earl L. Mallery, Ellis B. Pinson Earl L. Mallery, Robert E. Morell, Virgil R. Sandberg, Glen E. Thompson Senior Personal: Robert J. Sullivan, John A. Williams Steward's Department: Messmen: Robert D. Bailey, Robert E. Bartlett, Albert G. Diede, Burke Elmo Falor, Lewis J. Widnoe Purser: John D. Bell Steward: Johannes N. JustesenNaval Armed Guards killed: Gunner's Mates 2nd Class: Delbert P. Bergstrom, William H. Mulryan Gunner's Mates 3rd Class: Jack L. Albin, John Gibson Hall Seamen 1st Class: Jack P. Bowman, George D. Hovland, Andy Morrow, Henry J. Myers, Woodrow Arthur Riiff, Jacob D. Risenhoover, William R. Robinson, Charles H. Roedell, Charles H. Rose, Jr. Otis Kyle Ross, Woodrow W. Saint, Arnold T. Sanders, Harold S. Sang Mariners injured: Steward's Department: Messmen: Juan B.

Gaggucas, Frank Sullivan Engineering Department: Robert F. Strobel The names of those killed aboard Quinault Victory are listed at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial, dedicated in 1994. Liberty ship = Previous cargo ship. List of Victory ships Type C1 ship Type C2 ship Type C3 ship

Raheny GAA

Raheny GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Raheny, Dublin. Raheny were the 2007 Dublin Intermediate Hurling Championship after they defeated Ballyboden St Endas by 0-16 to 0-12 at O'Toole Park. Raheny last won the intermediate championship in 1970. Raheny won promotion to Dublin AFL Division 1 from Dublin AFL Division 2 in 2007 for the 2008 season. Dublin Senior Football Championship: Runners-Up 1970 Dublin Intermediate Football Championship: Winners 1997 Dublin Junior C Football Championship Winner 2014 Dublin Under 21 Football Championship: Winners 1972 Dublin Minor Football Championship: Winners 1972, 1973 Dublin Minor C Football Championship Winners 2013, 2018 Dublin Senior Football League Division 2 Winners 2007 Dublin AFL Div. 5 Winners 2012 Dublin Senior B Hurling Championship: Winners 2017 Dublin Intermediate Hurling Championship: Winners 1990, 2007 Dublin Junior Hurling Championship: Winners 1969, 2004 Dublin Junior D Hurling Championship Winner 2012 Dublin senior men's inter-county footballersBrian Fenton Sean MacMahon Brian Howard Paddy Gogarty David Henry David Hickey Alan Larkin Ciarán Whelan Siobhan Woods Siobhán KilleenRepublic of Ireland women's international footballer Official Raheny GAA Website Dublin Club GAA

Salomon Olembé

René Salomon Olembé-Olembé is a Cameroonian former footballer who played as a left midfielder. Olembé started his career with Nantes, where he contributed 30 appearances as his side won 2000–01 French Division 1, he played in the victorious 1999 and 2000 Coupe de France finals and the 1999 Trophée des Champions. He transferred to Marseille in 2002. While at Marseille he spent a season on loan at English Premiership strugglers Leeds United and a season at Qatari club Al Rayyan. After leaving Marseille permanently in 2007, Olembé spent the summer on trial at Premiership newcomers Derby County, where he scored in a friendly match against Burton Albion. However, he was not offered a contract by Derby and, on 4 September, he was snapped up by Wigan Athletic manager Chris Hutchings on a one-year initial contract, he was signed as a replacement for the departed Leighton Baines, but only made 8 appearances for the Lancashire club. In April 2008, it was revealed. In January 2010, in the winter break of his second season in the Süper Lig, Olembé transferred to Greek side Larissa, but spent only a few months with the club before joining English Championship team Burnley on trial in March.

He was substituted at half-time. Olembé made his debut for Cameroon in 1997, made a total of 64 appearances for his country, he represented the 2004 African Cup of Nations. Cameroon score shown first Salomon Olembé at Soccerbase BBC: World Cup 2002 Salomon Olembé at Soccerway Salomon Olembé at WorldFootball.net

George Henry Fowke

Lieutenant General Sir George Henry Fowke was a British Army general, who served on the staff of the British Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Fowke joined the Royal Engineers as a lieutenant on 15 February 1884, was promoted to captain on 19 July 1892, he saw active service in South Africa during the Second Boer War, where he was present at the Defence of Ladysmith, for which he was mentioned in despatches. During the war he received a brevet promotion to major on 29 November 1900, was confirmed with the substantive rank of major on 22 February 1901; the war ended in June 1902 with the Peace of Vereeniging, for his service he received a brevet promotion as lieutenant-colonel on 22 August 1902. After the end of the war, he stayed in South Africa and was appointed as Director of Public Works in the Transvaal and was a member of the Transvaal Legislative Council from 1902 to 1904. During the Russo-Japanese War he was an observer attached to the Japanese Army in Manchuria, lectured on fortifications at the School of Military Engineering.

He was appointed the Assistant Adjutant General for the Royal Engineers in 1910, the Inspector of the Royal Engineers in 1913. On the outbreak of the First World War, he was appointed to the post of Brigadier-General Royal Engineers in the BEF, the senior engineering advisor; as the war settled into a stalemate it became apparent that the Royal Engineers would play a significant role in trench warfare, the position was changed to Chief Engineer and to Engineer-in-Chief in 1915. It was in this position, that he agreed the formation of the Royal Engineer tunnelling companies, after a proposal from John Norton-Griffiths. In February 1916 he was promoted to hold the post of Adjutant-General of the Expeditionary Force, he held this post until the end of the war, retired from the Army in 1922