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Norman Rockwell

Norman Percevel Rockwell was an American painter and illustrator. His works have a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over nearly five decades. Among the best-known of Rockwell's works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter, The Problem We All Live With, Saying Grace, the Four Freedoms series, he is noted for his 64-year relationship with the Boy Scouts of America, during which he produced covers for their publication Boys' Life and other illustrations. These works include popular images that reflect the Scout Oath and Scout Law such as The Scoutmaster, A Scout is Reverent and A Guiding Hand, among many others. Norman Rockwell was a prolific artist. Most of his works are either in public collections, or have been destroyed in fire or other misfortunes. Rockwell was commissioned to illustrate more than 40 books, including Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn as well as painting the portraits for Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Nixon, as well as those of foreign figures, including Gamal Abdel Nasser and Jawaharlal Nehru.

His portrait subjects included Judy Garland. One of his last portraits was of Colonel Sanders in 1973, his annual contributions for the Boy Scouts calendars between 1925 and 1976, were only overshadowed by his most popular of calendar works: the "Four Seasons" illustrations for Brown & Bigelow that were published for 17 years beginning in 1947 and reproduced in various styles and sizes since 1964. He painted six images for Coca-Cola advertising. Illustrations for booklets, posters, sheet music, playing cards, murals rounded out Rockwell's œuvre as an illustrator. Rockwell's work was dismissed by serious art critics in his lifetime. Many of his works appear overly sweet in the opinion of modern critics the Saturday Evening Post covers, which tend toward idealistic or sentimentalized portrayals of American life; this has led to the often-deprecatory adjective, "Rockwellesque". Rockwell is not considered a "serious painter" by some contemporary artists, who regard his work as bourgeois and kitsch.

Writer Vladimir Nabokov stated that Rockwell's brilliant technique was put to "banal" use, wrote in his book Pnin: "That Dalí is Norman Rockwell's twin brother kidnapped by Gypsies in babyhood". He is called an "illustrator" instead of an artist by some critics, a designation he did not mind, as, what he called himself. In his years, Rockwell began receiving more attention as a painter when he chose more serious subjects such as the series on racism for Look magazine. One example of this more serious work is The Problem We All Live With, which dealt with the issue of school racial integration; the painting depicts a young black girl, Ruby Bridges, flanked by white federal marshals, walking to school past a wall defaced by racist graffiti. This painting was displayed in the White House when Bridges met with President Barack Obama in 2011. Norman Rockwell was born on February 3, 1894, in New York City, to Jarvis Waring Rockwell and Anne Mary "Nancy" Rockwell, born Hill, his earliest American ancestor was John Rockwell, from Somerset, who immigrated to colonial North America in 1635, aboard the ship Hopewell and became one of the first settlers of Windsor, Connecticut.

He had Jarvis Waring Rockwell, Jr. older by a year and a half. Jarvis Waring, Sr. was the manager of the New York office of a Philadelphia textile firm, George Wood, Sons & Company, where he spent his entire career. Rockwell transferred from high school to the Chase Art School at the age of 14, he went on to the National Academy of Design and to the Art Students League. There, he was taught by Thomas Fogarty, George Bridgman, Frank Vincent DuMond; as a student, Rockwell was given small jobs of minor importance. His first major breakthrough came at age 18 with his first book illustration for Carl H. Claudy's Tell Me Why: Stories about Mother Nature. After that, Rockwell was hired as a staff artist for Boys' Life magazine. In this role, he received 50 dollars' compensation each month for one completed cover and a set of story illustrations, it is said to have been his first paying job as an artist. At 19, he became the art editor for Boys' Life, published by the Boy Scouts of America, he held the job for three years, during which he painted several covers, beginning with his first published magazine cover, Scout at Ship's Wheel, which appeared on the Boys' Life September 1913 edition.

Rockwell's family moved to New York, when Norman was 21 years old. They shared a studio with the cartoonist Clyde Forsythe. With Forsythe's help, Rockwell submitted his first successful cover painting to the Post in 1916, Mother's Day Off, he followed that success with Circus Barker and Strongman, Gramps at the Plate, Redhead Loves Hatty Perkins, People in a Theatre Balcony, Man Playing Santa. Rockwell was published eight times on the Post cover within the first year. Rockwell published 323 original cover

Paco Fortes

Francisco'Paco' Fortes Calvo is a Spanish retired football forward and manager. Though he played for Barcelona, his career was associated with Farense in Portugal, either as a player or manager. Born in Barcelona, Fortes emerged through local FC Barcelona's youth ranks, going on to spend four years with the first team and being loaned one season to CD Málaga, he only featured for the former in 1975–76 – 23 matches, three goals – adding 11 UEFA Cup appearances with three goals in two separate campaigns. Released by the Blaugrana in 1979, Fortes signed for neighbours RCD Español, staying with the club for three seasons. Subsequently, he joined Real Valladolid still in the top level, going on to amass overall league totals of 175 games and 14 goals. In the summer of 1984, 29-year-old Fortes signed with S. C. Farense in Portugal, being relegated from the Primeira Liga in his first year but winning immediate promotion back, he appeared in more than 100 official matches for the Algarve club during his five-year stint.

In late 1988, aged 33, Fortes retired from football and started coaching Farense. He was in charge of eight games in that season, winning four and drawing two, but the team could not escape relegation after ranking 18th. Fortes remained at the helm of the club for one full decade, managing four consecutive top-eight finishes from 1991 to 1995, including a best-ever fourth in 1994–95 as Farense qualified to the UEFA Cup for the first time in its history, he was sacked after the 21st round in 1998–99, moving to neighbouring Imortal D. C. of the second level. Early into 2001–02, after only six games with C. F. União de Lamas, Fortes returned to his beloved Farense, with the club in the midst of a severe financial crisis, he was one of four coaches during the season – this included his former player Hajry Redouane – as the team were relegated. After leaving midway through the following campaign, he spent two full seasons and part of a third with C. D. Pinhalnovense in the third tier. After reuniting with Redouane at Raja Casablanca, Fortes returned to Pinhalnovense for one final year lost all connection with the football world.

Undergoing serious financial problems, he contacted former club Barcelona's Agrupació Barça Veterans, who arranged for him to work as a controller in the Port of Barcelona. Barcelona Copa del Rey: 1977–78Valladolid Copa de la Liga: 1984Farense Segunda Liga: 1985–86 Farense Segunda Liga: 1989–90 Paco Fortes at BDFutbol Paco Fortes at ForaDeJogo Paco Fortes manager stats at ForaDeJogo Paco Fortes at National-Football-Teams.com

Armand Lebrun de La Houssaye

Armand Lebrun de la Houssaye led a cavalry division during the First French Empire of Napoleon. He joined the army of the First French Republic in 1791 and fought at Kaiserslautern in 1793, he was appointed to lead a hussar regiment the following year. Promoted to general officer in 1804, he led a heavy cavalry brigade at Austerlitz and Heilsberg and a division at Friedland. Transferred to Spain, he commanded a dragoon division under Marshal Nicolas Soult at Corunna, Braga and Second Porto, Arzobispo in 1809. In 1812 he led a cavalry division in the III Cavalry Corps during the French invasion of Russia where he was badly wounded at Borodino. While recovering in the hospital, he was captured by the Russians and held until the peace in 1814. Lahoussaye is one of the names inscribed under the Arc de Triomphe on Column 6. Broughton, Tony. "French Hussar Regiments and the Colonels who Led Them: 1792 to 1815: 1st - 7th Regiments". The Napoleon Series. Retrieved 24 August 2013. Chandler, David G.. Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars.

New York, N. Y.: Macmillan Publishing Co. ISBN 0-02-523670-9. Mullié, Charles. Biographie des célébrités militaires des armées de terre et de mer de 1789 a 1850. Paris. Smith, Digby; the Napoleonic Wars Data Book. London: Greenhill. ISBN 1-85367-276-9

Bulbophyllum sagemuelleri

Bulbophyllum sagemuelleri is a species of orchid in the genus Bulbophyllum endemic to Negros Occidental, Philippines. It is named after father of Filipino Orchid Enthusiast Josef Sagemüller, it is placed in section Epicranthes. The Bulbophyllum-Checklist The Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia Raab Bustamante and Maximilian Kindler Die Orchidee 66: 370. Http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/namedetail.do?name_id=496321 "Bulbophyllum sagemuelleri". International Plant Names Index. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Media related to Bulbophyllum sagemuelleri at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Bulbophyllum sagemuelleri at Wikispecies

Parliament of Tasmania

The Parliament of Tasmania is the bicameral legislature of the Australian state of Tasmania. It follows a Westminster-derived parliamentary system and consists of the Governor of Tasmania, the Tasmanian House of Assembly, Tasmanian Legislative Council. Since 1841, both Houses have met in Hobart; the Parliament of Tasmania first met in 1856. The powers of the Parliament are prescribed in the Constitution of Tasmania, as amended from time to time. Since the Federation of Australia in 1901, Tasmania has been a state of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Constitution of Australia regulates its relationship with the Commonwealth. Under the Australian Constitution, Tasmania ceded certain legislative and judicial powers to the Commonwealth, but retained complete independence in all other areas. In practice, the independence of the Australian states has been eroded by the increasing financial domination of the Commonwealth; the leader of the party or coalition with the confidence of the House of Assembly is invited by the Governor to form the Government and become Premier of Tasmania.

The island of Van Diemen's Land was claimed and subsequently settled by Great Britain in 1803. It was administered by the Governor of New South Wales, as part of that British Colony of New South Wales. In 1825, Van Diemen's Land became a separate British colony, administered separately from New South Wales, with a Legislative Council of six men appointed to advise the Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land who had sole governance of the colony; the Council held meetings in a room adjacent to the old Government House, located near to the present site of Franklin Square, but by 1841 they relocated meetings to the'Long Room' in the Customs House. In 1850, the British Parliament enacted the Australian Colonies Government Act, which gave Van Diemen's Land the right to elect its first representative government; the size of the Legislative Council was increased from six to 24. Eight members were appointed by the Governor, 16 were elected by property owners; the new Legislative Council met for the first time in 1852, by 1854 they had passed the Tasmanian Constitution Act, giving Van Diemen's Land responsible self-government and a new bicameral parliament.

Queen Victoria granted Royal assent in 1855 and Van Diemen's Land became a self-governing colony. In the following year, 1856, one of the new parliament's first acts was to change the name of the colony from Van Diemen's Land to Tasmania; the Tasmanian House of Assembly is the lower house of the Tasmanian Parliament. There are 25 members, with five members elected from each of the 5 divisions; the divisions are: Bass, Denison and Lyons. The Tasmanian House of Assembly electoral divisions share the same names and boundaries as the Australian House of Representatives divisions for Tasmania. Members are elected using the Hare-Clark voting system of multi-member proportional representation for a term of up to 4 years; the distribution of seats as a result of the 2018 state election is: The Tasmanian Legislative Council is the upper house of the Tasmanian Parliament. It has 15 members, each elected from a single-member electoral division; the boundaries of the divisions are reviewed by tribunal every 9 years.

Elections are conducted annually on a 6-year periodic cycle. As such, each member will serve a term of 6 years; the current distribution of seats is: Next Tasmanian state election Parliaments of the Australian states and territories Official Openings by the Monarch in Australia Parliament of Tasmania

Riwai Te Ahu

Riwai Te Ahu was a notable New Zealand teacher and missionary. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Ngāti Ngāti Awa iwi, he was born in Waitara, New Zealand. He was the son of Tuhoe of Waipuia of Waitara. In 1840 he was baptised by the Rev. Octavius Hadfield at the Waikanae Mission of the Church Missionary Society. From about 1840 to 1854 he was a teacher at the CMS mission at Waikanae, he worked with Hadfield to establish schools among the Māori people living in Queen Charlotte Sound, including at Okukari Bay. Early in 1855 Bishop George Selwyn took him to Auckland in order that he might study for the ministry at St. John’s College under the direction of Archdeacon Kissling. Te Ahu was ordained a deacon on 23 September 1855 at St Paul's Church, Auckland by Bishop George Selwyn, he was the second Māori clergyman appointed a deacon, following his friend Rota Waitoa, ordained a deacon in 1853. In September 1855 he accompanied Bishop Selwyn and John Patteson on a pastoral visit to the South Island and the Chatham Islands.

He was ordained a priest in 1858 and became a member of the CMS. On 11 July 1859 he was appointed as the assistant to the Rev. Hadfield at Otaki. In October 1859 he was a member of the first synod of the Diocese of Wellington, he managed schools in Queen Charlotte Sound and Tory Channel and was associated with the Anglican centre at Okukari Bay in Marlborough. He died at Otaki on 6 October 1866. Hadfield, Octavius. Maoris of by-gone days: Rev. Riwai Te Ahu. London: J. H. Shears, digital publication: Early New Zealand Books, University of Auckland Library. Pp. 15–18