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Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is a Canadian author, social activist, filmmaker known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization and of capitalism. On a three-year appointment from September 2018, she is the Gloria Steinem Chair in Media and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University. Klein first became known internationally for her book No Logo. Klein's This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate was a New York Times Bestseller List non-fiction bestseller and the winner of the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction in its year. In 2016, Klein was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize for her activism on climate justice. Klein appears on global and national lists of top influential thinkers, including the 2014 Thought Leaders ranking compiled by the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, Prospect magazine's world thinkers 2014 poll, Maclean's 2014 Power List, she is a member of the board of directors of the climate activist group Naomi Klein was born in Montreal and brought up in a Jewish family with a history of peace activism.

Her parents were self-described "hippies" who moved to Montreal from the U. S. in 1967 as war resisters to the Vietnam War. Her mother, documentary film-maker Bonnie Sherr Klein, is best known for her anti-pornography film Not a Love Story, her father, Michael Klein, is a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Her brother, Seth Klein, is director of the British Columbian office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Before World War II, her paternal grandparents were communists, but they began to turn against the Soviet Union after the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact in 1939. In 1942, her grandfather, an animator at Disney, was fired after the 1941 strike, had to switch to working in a shipyard instead. By 1956, they had abandoned communism. Klein's father grew up surrounded by ideas of social justice and racial equality, but found it "difficult and frightening to be the child of Communists", a so-called red diaper baby. Klein's husband, Avi Lewis, was born into journalistic family; the couple's only child, son Toma, was born on June 13, 2012.

Klein spent much of her teenage years in shopping malls, obsessed with designer labels. As a child and teenager, she found it "very oppressive to have a public feminist mother" and she rejected politics, instead embracing "full-on consumerism", she has attributed her change in worldview to two catalysts. One was when she was 17 and preparing for the University of Toronto, her mother had a stroke and became disabled. Naomi, her father, her brother took care of Bonnie through the period in hospital and at home, making educational sacrifices to do so; that year off prevented her "from being such a brat". The next year, after beginning her studies at the University of Toronto, the second catalyst occurred: the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre of female engineering students, which proved to be a wake-up call to feminism. Klein's writing career began with contributions to The Varsity, a student newspaper, where she served as editor-in-chief. After her third year at the University of Toronto, she dropped out of university to take a job at The Globe and Mail, followed by an editorship at This Magazine.

In 1995, she returned to the University of Toronto with the intention of finishing her degree but left academia for a journalism internship before acquiring the final credits required to complete her degree. In 1999, Klein published the book No Logo, which for many became a manifesto of the anti-globalization movement. In it, she attacks the operations of large corporations, she accuses several such corporations of unethically exploiting workers in the world's poorest countries in pursuit of greater profits. In this book, Klein criticized Nike so that Nike published a point-by-point response. No Logo became an international bestseller. Klein's Fences and Windows is a collection of her articles and speeches written on behalf of the anti-globalization movement; the Take, a documentary film collaboration by Klein and Lewis, concerns factory workers in Argentina who took over a closed plant and resumed production, operating as a collective. The first African screening was in the Kennedy Road shack settlement in the South African city of Durban, where the Abahlali baseMjondolo movement began.

An article in Z Communications criticized The Take for its portrayal of the Argentine general and politician Juan Domingo Perón arguing that he was falsely portrayed as a social democrat. Klein's third book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, was published on September 4, 2007; the book argues that the free market policies of Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman and the Chicago School of Economics have risen to prominence in countries such as Chile, under Pinochet, Russia, under Yeltsin. The book argues that policy initiatives were rushed through while the citizens of these countries were in shock from disasters, upheavals, or invasion; the book became an international and New York Times bestseller and was translated into 28 language

Al Hartley

Henry Allan Hartley known professionally as Al Hartley, was an American comic book writer-artist known for his work on Archie Comics, Atlas Comics, many Christian comics. He received an Inkpot Award at the 1980 San Diego Comic-Con. Hartley was the son of Congressman Frederick Allan Hartley, Jr. a New Jersey Republican remembered in history for the Taft-Hartley Act. Al Hartley was born in Kearny, New Jersey, the son of Hazel Hartley and Congressman Frederick Allan Hartley, Jr. co-author of the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947. He had a brother, a sister, Lorraine, their father, Hartley said, "encouraged me. He knew I wanted to draw from the time I could hold a crayon.... My father wanted me to pursue my own dreams and never attempted to steer me in any other direction." Hartley drew for the local newspaper while still in high school, studied at the Art Students League of New York. He began selling humorous spot illustrations to magazines, drew a Western comic-book story about Tecumseh for the publisher Street & Smith before the U.

S. joined World War II, after which he enlisted in the U. S. Army Air flew 20 missions as a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber pilot in Europe. On his return, he became a commercial artist and made the rounds of comic-book publishers getting work with publisher Ned Pines' Standard Comics and its imprints Better Publications and Nedor Publishing. There he drew his first known credited work, the backup feature "Roger Dodger" in Exciting Comics #51–67. Hartley did humor one- and two-pagers for the publisher's America's Best Comics #20–28, as well as the feature "Zippie" in The Fighting Yank, pieces for Startling Comics and Wonder Comics. During this time he did the backup features "Debbie" and "Teen Tales" in Michel Publications' Cookie, The Funniest Kid in Town; as well, his work appeared in the titles All Romances, Dotty and Her Boyfriends, Vicky for A. A. Wyn, Inc.'s Ace Comics. In 1949, Hartley began freelancing for editor Stan Lee at Timely Comics, the progenitor of Marvel Comics. Hartley recalled, I'd developed enough of a reputation that it wasn't difficult to get a job at Timely in 1949.

Stan Lee hired me. When I started working with Stan, he wrote most of my stories, although I wrote all of my own stories. We did all kinds of genres: war, detective, science-fiction — you name it.... We’d take a theme, I’d illustrate the story. There were no typed scripts, just a loose plot line, it was my job to draw the story with as much excitement and suspense as I could. Stan would write the dialogue. It's hard to put a time frame on it; as Timely segued into Atlas Comics, Marvel's 1950s predecessor, Hartley made his mark with a more than decade-long run on the Patsy Walker teen-girl titles. With writer-editor Lee, Hartley chronicled the redheaded high schooler's comic adventures in her namesake series and in its spin-offs and Hedy and the single-issue A Date with Patsy. Well into the Marvel era, Hartley drew the "Special Queen Size Annual" publication Patsy Walker's Fashion Parade #1. Walker would be integrated into mainstream Marvel Universe continuity in the 1970s as the supernatural superheroine Hellcat long after Hartley had left the character.

For Atlas, Hartley co-created Leopard Girl with writer Don Rico in Jungle Action, drew such features as "The Black Rider" in Wild Western, "Cliff Mason, White Hunter" in Jungle Tales. Hartley drew as well for the horror/suspense titles Mystic, Strange Tales, Adventures into Terror, Mystery Tales, among many other Atlas books. For Marvel in the 1960s, Hartley drew a single superhero comic: an episode of the Norse god superhero feature "Thor" in Journey into Mystery #90, he recalled that "superheroes weren't my forte. I don't recall the circumstances. At that stage of the game, I was doing work that I was more comfortable with teenage and humor stories." Harley dabbled in Marvel scripting on two stories: the "Iron Man" feature in Tales of Suspense #68, the last "Giant-Man" feature, in Tales to Astonish #69. Among Marvel miscellanea, Hartley drew the 1961–63 series Linda Carter, Student Nurse, which began as a humor comic became a romance with issue #2. After fellow Atlas artist Joe Maneely was killed in an accident in 1958, Hartley succeeded him on writer Stan Lee's syndicated comic strip Mrs. Lyon's Cubs.

Hartley had done a short-lived gag-panel cartoon, the year before. As well, he said, "There was one point in the early 1960s when I was Stan's assistant for about two months. I didn't feel comfortable in that position, so I went back to freelancing; as Stan's assistant, frankly, I did everything I did, did some of the things that Stan did. I wrote stories. I don't recall doing art corrections on anyone else's work." In 1967, feeling "sterile and filled with fear", Hartley became a born again Christian, as did his wife, with whom he had a daughter and two sons, one named Fred. At the time, he was among several artists who drew the black-and-white, "nudie cutie" secret-agent feature "Pussycat" that ran in some of Marvel publisher Martin Goodman's men's magazines, he began writing and drawing for Archie Comics, infusing some of the stories with his Christian beliefs. At one point he was directed to cut back

The Ice Queen

The Ice Queen is a novel by Alice Hoffman, published by Vintage Books in 2006. Wishes... burn your tongue the moment they're spoken, you can never take them back. Be careful what you wish for. A small-town librarian lives a quiet life without much excitement. One day, she mutters an idle wish and, is struck by lightning, but instead of ending her life, this cataclysmic event sparks it into a new beginning. She goes in search of Lazarus Jones, a fellow survivor, struck dead simply got up and walked away; this stranger who has seen death face to face can teach her to live without fear. When she finds him he is the opposite -- a burning man whose breath can boil water and whose touch scorches; the Ice Queen is a nameless woman. She grows up cold and unfriendly until, as she stands by her kitchen window, she is struck by a bolt of lightning, she survives but is changed: now it's as if she is made of ice. She can no longer see the color red, she hears of a man called Lazarus Jones, who survived being struck by lightning, and, reputed to have a heart and soul made of fire.

He came back to life after being dead for 40 minutes. They embark on a turbulent love affair whilst trying to hide their secrets: how one became full of fire and the other became made of ice


Closterium is a genus of unicellular charophyte green algae in the family Closteriaceae. Closterium regulare was first described from Lower Normandy by Brebisson. Closterium includes the following species: C. acerosum C. calosporum C. calosporum var. himalayense C. cornu C. ehrenbergii C. gracile C. incurvum C. littorale C. lunula C. moniliferum C. navicula C. peracerosum C. peracerosum-strigosum-littorale complex C. pleurodermatum C. pusillum C. selenastrum C. setaceum C. spinosporum C. tumidum C. venus C. wallichii Asexual: binary fission from a partitioned parent cell. Sexual: Conjugation to form a hypnozygote; the Closterium peracerosum-strigosum-littorale complex is a unicellular, isogamous charophycean alga group, the closest unicellular relative to land plants. These algae are capable of forming two types of dormant diploid zygospores; some populations form zygospores within single clones of cells, whereas others form zygospores between different clones of cells. The heterothallic strains have two mating types, mt and mt.

When cells of opposite mating types are mixed in a nitrogen-deficient mating medium, mt and mt cells pair with each other and release protoplasts. This release is followed by protoplast fusion leading to formation of a diploid zygospore. Sex pheromones termed protoplast-release inducing proteins produced by mt and mt cells facilitate this process. A homothallic strain of Closterium forms selfing zygospores via the conjugation of two sister gametangial cells derived from one vegetative cell. Conjugation in the homothallic strain occurs at low cell density and is regulated by an ortholog of a heterothallic sex-specific pheromone. Although self-fertilization employs meiosis, it produces minimal genetic variability. Homothallism is thus a form of sex, unlikely to be adaptively maintained by a benefit related to producing variability. However, homothallic meiosis may be maintained in Closterium peracerosum as an adaptation for surviving under stressful conditions such as growth in nitrogen depleted media at low cell density.

A proposed adaptive benefit of meiosis is the promotion of homologous recombinational repair of DNA damages that can be caused by a stressful environment PubMed references for Closterium PubMed Central references for Closterium Google Scholar references for Closterium NCBI taxonomy page for Closterium Search Tree of Life taxonomy pages for Closterium Search Species2000 page for Closterium Guiry, M. D.. M.. "Closterium". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. AlgaTerra database Index Nominum Genericorum

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation

The Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation is an electrical generation and distribution cooperative founded in 1949 and headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. It sells wholesale energy to 17 member cooperatives serving 500,000 customers across 62% of the land area of Arkansas. Besides its owned and leased generation facilities, AECC provides energy through long-term purchase agreements, including: a 20-year agreement to purchase 100 megawatts from the Wildhorse Mountain wind farm in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma an agreement with the Southwestern Power Administration expiring June 30, 2020 to purchase up to 189 megawatts from its supply of hydropower a 20-year agreement to purchase up to 51 megawatts from the Flat Ridge 2 wind farm in Kansas a 20-year agreement to be the sole recipient of energy generated at the 150-megawatt Origin wind farm in Oklahoma Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative Ashley-Chicot Electric Cooperative C&L Electric Cooperative Carroll Electric Cooperative Clay County Electric Cooperative Craighead Electric Cooperative Farmers Electric Cooperative First Electric Cooperative Mississippi County Electric Cooperative North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corporation Ozarks Electric Cooperative Petit Jean Electric Cooperative Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative South Central Arkansas Electric Cooperative Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative Woodruff Electric Cooperative Official website

Noukadubi (2011 film)

Noukadubi is a Bengali film directed by Rituparno Ghosh, released in January 2011. The movie is a period film set in the 1920s, based on a 1906 novel with the same name by Rabindranath Tagore, although the credits claim that the film is ‘inspired’ by the Tagore novel because Rituparno Ghosh has taken the skeleton of the original story and woven it with his own inputs – cerebral and emotional; the cast includes Prosenjit Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, Raima Sen and Riya Sen. The art direction was by Indranil Ghosh; the film was dubbed in Hindi and released on May 2011 under the name "Kashmakash". The film was produced by Subhash Ghai; the Hindi version has been translated and edited down by 30 minutes under Ghai’s own guidance, without the director’s involvement at all. The original story by Tagore has been placed on celluloid several times including twice in Hindi – Milan directed by Nitin Bose with Dilip Kumar and Ghunghat, directed by Ramanand Sagar with Bina Rai. Bengali versions came out in 1932, 1947 and 1979.

A tender romance blossoming in early Kolkata between law student Ramesh and his friend's sister Hemnalini, is nipped when his father sends an urgent and mysterious summons from his village home. There, the dutiful son is peremptorily ordered to marry daughter of a helpless widow. Ramesh confesses that his heart belongs to another, but the widow's fervent plea softens him ultimately. And he concedes, albeit with a heavy heart; the wedding takes place with due ceremony. Soon a fierce storm arises; that night, Ramesh comes to his senses on a deserted shore under a starlit sky. Some distance away, he sees the unconscious form of a young bride, her pulse is still beating, in response to his voice calling'Susheela' she opens her eyes at last. There is no one else in sight, dead; the two move off, take a train to Kolkata, the bride wondering why they were not going to Kashi, but trusting his judgment implicitly. Hem, his true love, knows nothing of all this. Ramesh has been missing from the evening of her birthday party.

They have nothing else. Though she pines inwardly, she is confident. Back in Ramesh's new home in Kolkata, the facts of mistaken identity come to light, she is Susheela. Her husband is a doctor named Nalinaksha Chatterjee. Ramesh writes an advertisement to trace his whereabouts, he puts her into a boarding school instead. But soon, Hem's would be suitor Akshay comes to know of Ramesh's secret and brings proof positive to Hem. Ramesh, unable to handle such a scandal, seeks hiding in Gorakhpur with Kamala. A devastated Hem is brought to Kashi by her father to help her forget. There she meets Nalinaksha and they warm up to each other. In the meanwhile, having read the advertisement in an old newspaper, Kamala realizes the enormity of the lie she has been living, walks out determined to drown herself in the river. Ramesh finds her suicide note, searches everywhere to no avail, he does not know that she has been rescued by a courtesan and deposited in Kashi under Nalinaksha's mother's care. Kamala now sees her real husband for the first time, but cannot speak up, for he is betrothed to Hem.

The advertisement she keeps knotted in her saree is discovered, the whole truth comes to light. Ramesh traces Nalinaksha and arrives at his house; the story raises many questions of head and heart and the validity or otherwise of social conventions. The viewers are left wondering whether true love will triumph. Prosenjit Chatterjee as Nalinaksha Chattopadhyay Jisshu Sengupta as Rameshchandra Chowdhury Raima Sen as Hemnalini Riya Sen as Sushila Chowdhury/Kamala Dhritiman Chatterjee as Annodababu, Hemnalini's Father Laboni Sarkar as Sushila's Mother Ammu Chatterjee as Nalinaksha's Mother Sumanta Mukherjee as Ramesh's Father The premiered as the opening film of the Indian Panorama section during the 41st International Film Festival of India, Goa on 24 November 2010, in the year that marked Rabindranath Tagore's 150th birth anniversary, it had its commercial release in January 2011. The film reviews were positive. Pratim D. Gupta of The Telegraph called Noukadubi "an enriching ride on stranger tides" and wrote "on the surface, this sexless love game may come across as tepid and tame and sombre compared to the roller-coaster passion play, Chokher Bali, but Noukadubi’s charm lies in the lingering aftertaste, the enduring pleasure in the pain".

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