Otis Chandler

Otis Chandler was the publisher of the Los Angeles Times between 1960 and 1980, leading a large expansion of the newspaper and its ambitions. He was the final member of the Chandler family to hold the paper's top position. Chandler made improvement of the paper's quality a top priority, succeeding in raising the product's reputation, as well as its profit margins. "No publisher in America improved a paper so on so grand a scale, took a paper, marginal in qualities and brought it to excellence as Otis Chandler did," journalist David Halberstam wrote in his history of the company. Chandler's family owned a stake in the newspaper since his great-grandfather Harrison Gray Otis joined the company in 1882, the year after the Los Angeles Daily Times began publication, he was the son of Norman Chandler, his predecessor as publisher, Dorothy Buffum Chandler, a patron of the arts and a Regent of the University of California. His grandfather, Charles Abel Buffum, was a businessman who founded Buffum's, a department store chain, with his brother, Edwin E. Buffum, a politician, who served as Mayor of Long Beach, California.

Chandler was raised to share his family's distaste for labor unions, a tradition that favored the family's financial interests. As a child, each year his parents held a memorial for the 1910 Los Angeles Times bombing, linked to political agitators, that killed 20 Times workers. "I was raised to hate the unions," Chandler said."Oats" was Chandler's nickname within the family. Times editorial page editor Anthony Day observed that Chandler "had been raised to be a prince". Chandler said his motivation to invest in The Times' quality could be attributed, at least in part, to his desire to combat the East Coast opinion that, "The Times was regarded as a bad newspaper from a hick town". Chandler attributed his pursuit of solo athletics like shotputting and weightlifting to the same sources, saying, "No one could say that the team carried me or that the coach put me in because my name was Chandler". Chandler was raised on a 10-acre citrus ranch in Sierra Madre owned by his parents. Despite his family's wealth, Chandler's father insisted that he perform field labor and did not spoil him with gifts.

There Chandler spent much of his time alone in life unable to name a single childhood friend. At the age of 8, Chandler was thrown to the ground during a horseback riding lesson, his mother rushed him to a hospital, where doctors reported he was dead. His mother rushed him to a second hospital, where a doctor she knew revived him with an adrenaline shot to the heart. Chandler first attended the Polytechnic School in Pasadena making his commute by bicycle, he would attend the Cate School boarding school in Carpinteria before his parents elected to send him east to attend Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. At the time he enrolled at Phillips, Chandler weighed 155 pounds; as a student he competed in basketball, the high jump and weightlifting. By the time of graduation, he weighed 200 pounds. Chandler enrolled at his parents' alma mater, Stanford University, in 1946. Like his father, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. At Stanford he was a successful shot putter, he broke the freshman school record with a toss of 761/47 inches.

After bulking up to 6-foot, 3 inches and 220 pounds, he won the Pacific Coast Conference title and finished second in the nation during his senior year with a toss of 57 feet, 63/47 of an inch while serving as his team's captain. As a weightlifter, Chandler finished third in the nation competing in the heavyweight division. A sprained wrist kept him from competing as a shot putter for the United States in the 1952 Summer Olympics. After graduation, Chandler tried to enroll in an Air Force training program, but was turned down because he was too large to fit in the cockpit of a jet. Instead, he spent 1951 to 1953 in the Air Force's ground service, as a co-captain of the track team and supervisor of athletics and drama at Camp Stoneman in Pittsburg, California. On his 23rd birthday, Chandler proposed to his college sweetheart, Marilyn Brant, on the seventh hole of the Pebble Beach golf course, their first child was a boy named Norman after Chandler's father. Chandler visited The Times as a child, sliding down chutes that were used to drop papers to delivery trucks.

While in college, he sometimes worked summers at the paper, most moving printing plates and other heavy equipment. Despite that, Chandler did not envision journalism as a career during his youth. After leaving the Air Force in 1953, he had little direction for his career; when he arrived at his parents' home with his wife and first child, his father presented him with credentials for a seven-year executive training program at The Times. He started work right away as a pressroom apprentice on the graveyard shift; the pay was $48 a week. His father made sure that Chandler experienced work in all sections of the organization, assigning him to jobs in the industrial production of the paper, business management, clerical administration, the news-gathering operation. In 1960, he became publisher of the Los Angeles Times, he increased the budget of the paper, allowing it to expand its coverage. This coincided with the shift of the paper's editorial stance from overtly conservative to independent. Under Otis Chandler, The Times became a critically lauded newspaper.

When Chandler took the job, the paper had only two outside offices. During his tenure it would expand to 34 domestic bureaus. In 1966 Chandler received the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award as well as an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Colby College. Ch

Judith Audu

Judith Emike Audu-Foght, professionally known as Judith Audu, is a Nigerian film and television actress, model and movie producer. She is renowned for her role as Mofe in the Nigerian television series Emerald, alongside Joseph Benjamin, Carol King, Lilian Esoro and Femi Branch, she is widely known for her movie production credits which include Just Not Married and The Sessions. In 2019, she was listed among the YNAIJA 100 most Influential Nigerians in Film. Audu was born in Ojo to a Naval Personnel father, her mother was a restaurateur and entrepreneur that owned a chain of restaurants and a rental service for events. Judith has elder brother Franklin Audu and a younger brother Abdulmalik Audu, she is the second child and only daughter. She is from the Auchi area of Edo State in the southern part of Nigeria. Audu attended Navy Town Primary School, from 1988 to 1993,then proceeded to Navy Town Secondary School from 1993 to 1999, where she majored in the Arts, she went to the Nigerian French Language Village, Badagry in 2001 and obtained a Diploma that she used in getting a Direct Entry into the University of Lagos in 2002.

In 2005, Audu obtained a B. A in French from the University of Lagos. After her National Youth Service In Kebbi State in 2006/2007, She went back to the University of Lagos and applied for master's degree course in Public and International Affairs from 2008 to 2010, where she graduated with a degree in Masters of Public and International Affairs. While at the University of Lagos, Audu joined a theater group called the Campus Playhouse and took part in several stage productions. From there she auditioned to be a part of Theater 15, the most respected theater group in the University of Lagos at the time, it was from these theatre groups that Audu honed her acting skills and worked alongside Nigerian television personality Denrele Edun, actor/comedian Koffi and Director Wole Oguntokun. In 2004, when the University of Lagos went on a ten-month strike, Audu was invited by her colleague Denrele Edun to Alpha Vision Company where she auditioned for and got her first role on the small screen in Tajudeen Adepetu's TV Series, One Love.

In the same year, Audu registered herself as an actor with the Actor's Guild of Nigeria and began attending auditions, through which she got a role in a Ghetto film by Femi Ogedegbe titled Tears of the Ghetto. At the end of the University strike, Audu went back to school and took a hiatus from acting, although she did take a part in an independent children's series, where she played the role of Vanessa. During her compulsory National Youth Service, she was the presenter and producer of a programme on Kebbi State Television called French For Beginners and was the Drama Troupe Director. In 2011, after completing her master's degree program, Audu attended an audition for a role in the television drama and got the role of a gynaecologist, she has since been part of several Television Series like Emerald, Burning Spears, Huzzel, 4 Walls, Comfort Zone, Funtime, Life is Beautiful, Case File, House Apart and Queens Drive. In 2014, Audu produced her first film, a short film on domestic violence titled'Not Right', which starred Omowunmi Dada, Ani Iyoho, Philip Festus and Judith Audu.

In 2014, Audu began airing a radio show on a popular online radio station, Igroove Radio tagged Meet the Actor With Judith Audu where she does personality chats with Actors from all over the world. In May 2016, Audu produced and premiered her first full-length feature film, under her production company, Judith Audu Productions; the movie, titled Just Not Married features Stan Nze, Rotimi Salami, Ijeoma Agu, Obutu Roland, Brutus Richard, Gregory Ojefua, Judith Audu and Perpetua Adefemi. The movie enjoyed rave reviews and topped cinema ratings across Nigeria in the first few weeks of its release. Judith Audu married Morten Foght on 1 July 2011. Audu is an avid blogger and has two blogs: where she profiles up and coming artists and does entertainment news, the other is where she shares food recipes she plays with as she is a foodie and loves experimenting and trying out recipes from all over the world. In 2013, she was nominated for the Best Female Actor Award 2013 at the Nigerian Broadcasting Merit Award.

In December 2014, Audu won the award for Best Actress at the In-Short International Film Festival 2014 for her role in the short-film, Alpha Mom. Audu's short film Not Right, which she produced and starred in was nominated for the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards as'Best Short Film', the film was nominated at the Best of Nollywood Awards, Nollywood Movie Awards and at the Abuja International Film Festival in 2014. In 2016, Audu won the award for Best Actress at the Best of Nollywood Awards for the movie Just Not Married. Audu won the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the movie Obsession at the 22nd African Film Awards in the UK in November 2018, as well as at the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival for her role in the movie Unfinished Business. 2019 - The Sessions 2019 - The Family 2019 - Diary of the Damned 2018 - MIRABEL 2018 - FLIPPED 2018 - MORNING FIX 2018 - Heart Break 2018 - Like Dominoes 2018 - Bedroom Points List of Nigerian bloggers

Fratelli Alinari

Fratelli Alinari is the world's oldest photographic firm, founded in Florence, Italy in 1852. Its archives contains 5.5 million photographs, ranging from daguerreotypes to modern digital photos from around the world. In 1852, Leopoldo Alinari founded a photographic studio, his brothers Giuseppe and Romualdo joined him two years to establish Fratelli Alinari Fotografi Editori, a photographic workshop dedicated to the documentation of notable Italian paintings and architecture. They subsequently expanded the scope of their photographic project to include the towns and landscapes of Italy, as well as portrait photography and images of national costume; the brothers achieved recognition for the quality of their work, by 1860 their portrait subjects included the Italian royal family. It is the oldest foundation in the world still active in the field of photography, more in the sphere of the image and communication. Today Alinari is the guardian of a photographic corpus which includes a patrimony of its own of over 5,500,000 pictures and contemporary, ranging from vintage prints, glass plate negatives to film and fotocolors, is responsible for the management of an ongoing program of exhibitions and publishing.

It can supply iconographical research services and manages both Italian and foreign photographic archives increasing its "image-bank", in part on microfiches and now on digital supports which will be available for consultation on-line. Alinari provides photographic publishing and its Art Printworks still uses the artisan technique of collotype on paper and silver plates from photographic images. From 2007, the Museum of Multimedia and History of Photography is open to the public in Florence, providing a special service on photographic exhibitions, permanent show of material about the history of photography, education/training services for students and people with disabilities. In order to make the images available to a greater number of persons, Alinari has established an on-line search system of its photographic archives, employing a system of iconographic classification produced in collaboration with the University of Florence with over 330,000 images. 400 new images are added online daily.

The digitization process is done using a Kodak EverSmart Supreme flatbed scanner and a Leaf/Mamiya 80 megapixels Aptus II 12 80 digital camera back. Color correction is done using Eizo monitors through a calibrated system. Color profiling is done using Adobe'98 color space. In 1994 the firm began numerous initiatives for collaboration in technological and cultural projects in Europe. Among the most important are Aquarelle, Victor, aceMedia, Euridice, 2Kan, Ermione, RegNet, TNT, Migrator 2000, eCHASE, aceMedia and today: MILE, Eurogene, Fotomemoria, CITER and today GLOCAL, VisitoTuscany, CONVERGENCE, Decipher and today BBinding, EuropeanaPhotography and Ambrosia; the Archive is active in Italy and Europe in several research and education research and marketing validation project, providing contribution in the following domains: watermarking, digital rights management, content provider, 2D-3D applications, image enhancement, intelligent content retrieval, web semantic and ontologies, distance learning and image restoration, testing,, multimedia content supply.

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