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Peter Behrens

Peter Behrens was a German architect and designer. He was important to the Jugendstil and modernist movement, several of the movement's leading names worked for him in earlier stages of their careers. Behrens attended the Christianeum Hamburg from September 1877 until Easter 1882, he studied painting in his native Hamburg, as well as in Düsseldorf and Karlsruhe, from 1886 to 1889. In 1890, he moved to Munich. At first, he worked as a painter and bookbinder in an artisanal fashion, he frequented the bohemian circles and was interested in subjects related to the reform of lifestyles. In 1899 Behrens accepted the invitation of the Grand Duke Ernst-Ludwig of Hesse to be the second member of his inaugurated Darmstadt Artists' Colony, where Behrens built his own house and conceived everything inside the house The building of this house is considered to be the turning point in his life, when he left the artistic circles of Munich and moved away from the Jugendstil towards a sober and austere style of design.

He was one of the leaders of architectural reform at the turn of the century and was a major designer of factories and office buildings in brick and glass. In 1903, Behrens was named director of the Kunstgewerbeschule in Düsseldorf, where he implemented successful reforms. In 1907, Behrens and ten other people, plus twelve companies, gathered to create the German Werkbund; as an organization, it was indebted to the principles and priorities of the Arts and Crafts movement, but with a decidedly modern twist. Members of the Werkbund were focused on improving the overall level of taste in Germany by improving the design of everyday objects and products; this practical aspect made it an influential organization among industrialists, public policy experts, investors and academics. Behrens' work for AEG was the first large-scale demonstration of the viability and vitality of the Werkbund's initiatives and objectives. In 1907, AEG retained Behrens as artistic consultant, he designed the entire corporate identity and for that he is considered the first industrial designer in history.

Peter Behrens was never an employee for AEG. In 1910, Behrens designed the AEG Turbine Factory, in the Moabit district of Berlin. From 1907 to 1912, he had students and assistants, among them were Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Adolf Meyer, Jean Kramer and Walter Gropius. From 1920 and 1924, he was responsible for the design and construction of the Technical Administration Building of Hoechst AG in Höchst. In 1922, he accepted an invitation to teach at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Peter Behrens remained head of the Department of Architecture at the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin. In 1926, Behrens was commissioned by the Englishman Wenman Joseph Bassett-Lowke to design him a family home in Northampton, UK; the house, named'New Ways' is regarded as the first modernist house in Britain. In 1928 Behrens won an international competition for the construction of the New Žilina; the building survives as a cultural centre. In 1936 Behrens was called from Vienna to conduct a Master class in architecture, in succession to Hans Poelzig, at the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin with the specific approval of Hitler.

Behrens became associated with Hitler's urbanistic dreams for Berlin with the commission for the new headquarters of the AEG on Albert Speer's famous planned north–south axis. Speer reported that his selection of Behrens for this commission was rejected by the powerful Alfred Rosenberg, but that his decision was supported by Hitler who admired Behrens's Saint Petersburg Embassy. Behrens and the academy helped his cause by reporting to the Ministry that Behrens had joined the illegal Nazi party in Austria on May Day of 1934; the vast AEG building with its marshalled fenestrations and detailing, like the project of which it was a part, was not built. Behrens died in Hotel Bristol in Berlin on 27 February 1940, while seeking refuge there from the cold of his country estate. All faces cast by the Klingspor Type Foundry. Behrens-Schrift Behrens-Antiqua Behrens Mediaeval notes SourcesBorský, Maroš. Synagogue Architecture in Slovakia: Towards Creating a Memorial Landscape of Lost Community. PhD dissertation, Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Heidelberg.

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Tibialis posterior muscle

The tibialis posterior is the most central of all the leg muscles, is located in the deep posterior compartment of the leg. It is the key stabilizing muscle of the lower leg. Blood is supplied to the muscle by the posterior tibial artery, innervation is via the tibial nerve; the tibialis posterior muscle originates on the inner posterior borders of the fibula. It is attached to the interosseous membrane, which attaches to the tibia and fibula; the tendon of the tibialis posterior muscle descends posterior to the medial malleolus and terminates by dividing into plantar and recurrent components. The main portion inserts into the tuberosity of the navicular and the plantar surface of the medial cuneiform; the plantar portion inserts into the bases of the second and fourth metatarsals, the intermediate and lateral cuneiforms and the cuboid. The recurrent portion inserts into the sustentaculum tali of the calcaneus; as well as being a key muscle and tendon for stabilization, the tibialis posterior contracts to produce inversion and assists in the plantar flexion of the foot at the ankle.

The tibialis posterior has a major role in supporting the medial arch of the foot. Dysfunction of the tibialis posterior, including rupture of the tibialis posterior tendon, can lead to flat feet in adults, as well as a valgus deformity due to unopposed eversion when inversion is lost. Anatomy photo:15:st-0416 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center Diagram at Diagram at

Ted Leonsis

Theodore John Leonsis is an American businessman, filmmaker, author and former politician. He is a former senior executive with America Online, the founder, CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, he is founding member and investor in the Revolution Growth Fund, which includes investments in FedBid, Resonate Insights and CustomInk. He is the chairman of SnagFilms, which produced the documentary film Nanking; the film was honored with the 2009 Documentary Emmy Award. He is an author, having published the book The Business of Happiness in 2010. Leonsis was born on January 1957, in Brooklyn, New York. Born to a family of working-class Greek immigrant parents and grandparents who were mill workers, who worked as a waiter and a secretary; when his high school guidance counselor evaluated his skill set, the counselor concluded that young Ted was destined to work in a grocery store. Leonsis reflects on his working-class roots that being a grocery store manager was all his dad aspired him to be. During his youth, Leonsis mowed lawns for extra money.

One day when mowing, he stumbled upon mowing the lawn owned by a wealthy stockbroker and Georgetown alumus named Jim Shannon. Impressed by Leonsis, he helped Leonsis gain admission into Georgetown University, he attended Brooklyn Technical High School, before moving to Lowell, where he graduated from Lowell High School in 1973. In 2005, he was honored as one of Lowell High School's Distinguished Alumni for reaching the highest level of accomplishment and possessing the highest standards of integrity and character, he was first in his family to go to university where he attended Georgetown University to pursue his undergraduate studies majoring in American Studies, graduated in 1977 at the top of his class. During college, with encouragement from a mentor, Reverend Joseph Durkin, used computers and primitive punch cards to his thesis where it introduced him to the potential fortunes that were to be made in the emerging software and personal computer industries of the early 1980s. After graduating from college, he moved back to his parents' home in Lowell and began working for Wang Laboratories as a corporate communications manager and Harris Corp. as a marketing executive.

Leonsis left Harris Corporation in March 1981 when, at the age 25, he moved to Florida and began his first business venture. His first venture was publishing LIST, a technology magazine that focused on the then-new personal computing industry, he raised $1 million in seed capital with his partner Vincent Pica. The first issue of the magazine was published in 1982, was a huge success. Two years he sold the company to Thomson Reuters for $40 million netting him $20 million. In 1987, Leonsis established the marketing communications company, Redgate Communications Corporation; when the organization was acquired by America Online in 1994, Leonsis began working with AOL as a senior executive, remaining with the company for 13 years. Under his leadership, AOL increased its membership from under 800,000 members to over 8 million, while their annual revenue increased from $100 million to $1.5 billion. He held numerous positions at AOL during his years there, completing his tenure and retiring in 2006 as the audience group's president and vice-chairman.

As of 2014, he serves as vice chairman emeritus of AOL. Leonsis is the founder, majority owner, chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the NHL's Washington Capitals, NBA's Washington Wizards, NBA G League's Capital City Go-Go, WNBA's Washington Mystics, the AFL's Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade. Monumental Sports additionally owns the Capital One Arena in Washington, D. C. and manages George Mason University's EagleBank Arena. Formed in 2010 by a merger between Leonsis' Lincoln Holdings with Washington Sports & Entertainment, Monumental Sports & Entertainment is the only held company in a top-10 market to own and operate five professional sports teams and a major arena. MediaIn January 2013, Monumental Sports & Entertainment launched Monumental Network, a digital platform that serves as a hub for Washington's sports and entertainment news. In 2016 a rebranded Monumental Sports Network was launched for digital and over-the-top platforms; the new Monumental Sports Network offers an OTT service that provides live streaming of Mystics, Valor and AFL Baltimore games as well as additional live events and games.

Monumental and CSN Mid-Atlantic formed an advanced media partnership that not only extended CSN's exclusive media rights to the Capitals and Wizards but saw Monumental become an equity partner in CSN. Additionally, NBC Sports Group invested in Monumental Sports Network. ManagementLeonsis has a "hands on" approach to management of his sports teams. After purchasing the Wizards, Leonsis criticized the NBA's salary cap at a luncheon with business leaders, he was fined $100,000 by the league, for "unauthorized public comments regarding the league's collective bargaining negotiations." Leonsis has sought to roll-back changes to the Wizards and Capitals franchises that coincided with the opening of the Verizon Center in 1997. In 2007, he changed the Capitals team logo and its colors back to their original red and blue, in May 2011, received positive responses from media, fans and alumni when the Wizards unveiled a similar red and blue color scheme, along with uniforms reminiscent of those worn by the team under their former name, the Bullets, when they won the NBA Championship in 1978.

Additionally, he had taken under consideration restoring the B

Something for Everybody (Devo album)

Something for Everybody is the ninth studio album by the American new wave band Devo. It was released in June 2010 on their original label Warner Bros. and was their first issued on that label since their sixth studio album Shout in 1984. The album was recorded between July 2007 and mid-2009, at Mutato Muzika, in West Hollywood, California; the album is the last Devo album to feature Bob Casale, who died in February 2014. The album cover depicts a woman the band refers to as the "Sexy Candy Dome Girl", holding a miniature blue energy dome to her mouth. Though a new Devo album had been considered as far back as the band's 1996 reunion, efforts by Devo's co-founder and bass guitarist Gerald Casale to get one off the ground were unsuccessful. Devo produced some new material in the late 1990s and early 2000s for soundtracks and commercials, toured but a new album had not been forthcoming. In interviews, Casale described the situation as "a cocoon of silence" and his solo project Jihad Jerry & the Evildoers was an attempt to spawn new Devo material.

However, following the 2007 release of the non-album single "Watch Us Work It," Casale indicated that the band might be ready to work on a new album. That same year, LA Weekly, in an article on lead singer Mark Mothersbaugh's production studio Mutato Muzika, reported that, "After touring sporadically over the past decade but not releasing any new material, Devo are spending December at Mutato trying to create an album’s worth of new material and contemplating a method of dispersal in the post-record-company world."In a interview, Mark Mothersbaugh revealed a song title from the in-progress album, but hopes were deflated when Jerry stated that Mark had "killed the project" and that there would be no new Devo album. Casale stated that Devo would "finish what we started" and interviews confirmed that Devo would complete their new album; the "Studio Notes" section of the November 27th issue of Rolling Stone stated that "Devo are working on their first album of new material since 1990's Smooth Noodle Maps.'We have about 17 songs we're testing out,' said Mark Mothersbaugh.'We've been contacted by 20 producers—including Snoop Dogg and Fatboy Slim.'"

Fall 2009 was confirmed as a possible release date at the time. Devo announced in early 2009 that they would be performing at the South by Southwest International Conference in Austin, Texas on March 20 with a warm-up show in Dallas on March 18. At these shows, Devo performed a new stage show utilizing synchronized video, similar to what they had done for their 1982 tour, they debuted new costumes and three new songs: "Don't Shoot," "What We Do" and "Fresh." All of these songs included a video backdrop, with the band performing in front. On Friday, April 10, 2009, Devo debuted the music video for "Don't Shoot" on their website, through Vimeo. In an interview for the website "Subba-Cultcha", Casale stated that "regardless of the final title, it will be'Fresh'!" This statement led to speculation among fans. According to the "In the Studio" section of the June 2009 Rolling Stone, the album was pushed back to 2010 to allow for "radical remixing". In late 2009, Devo announced that it had signed a new contract with their original label, Warner Bros. to release their new album.

In an interview with Gerald Casale in late October 2009, he announced that Devo's new album would be picking up from where they left off: "We think it's the best record that we'd done although we're not certain that Fresh will be the title. There are more good songs on this album than any other record. We're aiming for a spring release." In January 2010, Billboard wrote a preview of the upcoming album, stating that it would be released in April 2010. In the interview, it was stated that Casale hoped to call the album "Something for Everybody, despite the publicized working title of Fresh." The final track listing was still being decided but was to feature the high-energy "Please Baby Please" as well as tracks produced by Greg Kurstin and John Hill. On January 17, 2010, it was announced that Devo would be performing on the second day of the 2010 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. On February 22, 2010, Devo performed at one of the 2010 Winter Olympics victory concerts at Whistler Medals Plaza, in Canada.

They returned to the SXSW conference in Austin, TX on March 11 to conduct a panel entitled "Devo, The Internet & You."On April 17, 2010, the same day as both their performance at the Coachella festival and Record Store Day, Devo released a 12" vinyl single of "Fresh" backed with "What We Do." A sticker on the sleeve confirmed that the title of the new Devo album would be Something for Everybody. On April 20, Devo released the Song Study EP on iTunes which contained the same tracks as the "Fresh" single, along with the addition of the "Song Study Video." That night, Devo performed "Fresh" and "Whip It" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where it was announced that the album would be released on June 15. Devo performed "Fresh" on the Late Show with David Letterman on June 16, 2010. For one week beginning on June 10, the album was streamed online through Colbert Nation. On April 19, 2011, a video based on "What We Do" was released on The video features an interactive 360° camera, which can be set on "auto pilot" or controlled by the viewer, allowing them to choose which part of the scenery to watch and to click on items to buy at the band's merchandise website.

A non-interactive v

James Doyle (mayor)

James E. Doyle was an American educator and politician. Doyle served as the Mayor of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, from 1997 until 2011, becoming the longest consecutive serving mayor in the city's history. Doyle served in the Pawtucket city council from 1970 to 1997 by winning re-election to the council in thirteen elections. Doyle has been credited with shepherding the revitalization of Pawtucket, as well as the expansion of the city's arts scene, during his thirteen years as the mayor. Doyle received a bachelor's degree in teaching from Providence College, a Catholic college in Rhode Island, in 1960, he taught social studies at Pawtucket West High School from 1960 to 1962. By 1997, the year he was elected mayor, Doyle was working as a salesman for an envelope company in nearby Massachusetts. During his tenure as the city's mayor, Doyle oversaw the creation of the Arts & Entertainment District, which comprises 307-acres, in 1999. Doyle hired Herb Weiss to oversee implementation of the new Arts and Culture initiative and participated in hiring Ann Galligan to create a strategic plan for the city's Arts and Cultural project.

He helped to create the annual Pawtucket Arts Festival, which began in 1999. Additionally, Doyle was a strong proponent for the renovation and development of the city's numerous blighted, abandoned mill buildings, many of which had fallen into disuse by the 1990s, into new residences, beginning with the Riverfront Lofts on the waterfront. Other mills became the Bayley Lofts, Slater Cotton Mill, The Lofts 125, which brought new residents and businesses to Pawtucket. In 2005, Doyle lobbied a California-based developer to convert a vacant, 650,000-square-foot mill building into the Hope Artiste Village, now home to more than 100 small businesses which employ more than 500 people, as of 2016. Doyle worked to revitalize Pawtucket in numerous other ways, he reduced the number of abandoned houses. The Pawtucket Water Supply Board began a system wide improvement project and the Doyle administration initiated plans for a commuter rail station. In 2004, the Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island awarded Mayor Doyle and the city with the Arts Advocacy Award.

The Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce presented Doyle with its Barbara C. Burlingame Award in 2004. Two years Doyle won the John H. Chafee Public Service Award from the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission for his work to preserve and redevelop Pawtucket's mills in 2006. James Doyle died on August 26, 2016, at the age of 78

Patna rice

Patna rice, a variety of the species Oryza sativa, one of the varieties of long-grain white rice, is extensively cultivated in the Indo-Gangetic plains, in and around Patna, capital of Bihar state, India. Patna rice is known for its elongated kernel with grain length greater than 6 mm, has been used as staple food by the local people for thousands of years. Sometimes, Patna rice is called Parimal rice locally; this mildly flavoured rice comes from the Bihar region of the Ganges plains. It has a robust and narrow, opaque grain that keeps its shape well for curries. Basmati rice is related to the Patna rice but has a stronger aroma; the Mughal chronicler Abul Fazal who collected the various types of rice grown in the Gangetic belt has described the rice cultivated in Patna in glowing terms. William Fullarton of Skeldon UK made his fortune by dealing in Patna rice, he chose Patna as the name of the coal-miners' hamlet he built in East Ayrshire, Scotland. Since most of the rice sold in Europe came from this region at one time, the term "Patna rice" sometimes loosely designates any long-grain aromatic rice.

Another example of long-grain rice is American long-grain rice which include Carolina rice. It is believed that Patna rice was the first type of rice cultivated in America, acquired the name Carolina rice; the seeds of Patna rice were taken to America, grown in Carolina and exported to Britain before the American Civil War. Thus the term Carolina rice is sometimes used to denote this variety of rice. Basmati Roma rice The Cook's Thesaurus – Types of Rice