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Porter Blanchard

Porter George Blanchard was an American silversmith living and working in Pacoima, California. He is considered to be part of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Blanchard learned the trade of the silversmith from his father, George Porter Blanchard in Gardner, Massachusetts. In 1923, Blanchard moved to Burbank, where he established a studio for silversmithing. Between the 1930s and 1950, he operated a shop in Hollywood, he worked from his home in Pacoima from the 1940s until his death in 1973. His daughter Alice Blanchard married Lewis Wise, who conducted business as Porter Blanchard Silversmiths in Calabasas, California. After 1955, all Porter Blanchard flatware was made at the Calabasas shop, while the holloware was made at Blanchard's Pacoima home, his daughter Rebecca married Allan Adler, who continued designing as a silversmith in the Arts and Crafts tradition. Blanchard was a member of the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts and was awarded their title of medalist in 1944. Many of his papers, including photographs of his shop, are collected in the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.

C. They were donated to the Archives by Rebecca Adler and Alice E. Wise. Blanchard's works are in the collections of various museums, including the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum of California; the Story of Sterling, Sterling Silversmiths Guild of America, 1937, 54 pages The Arts and Crafts Movement in California - Living the Good Life, ed. by Kenneth R. Trapp for the Oakland Museum, 1993, Abbeville Press, ISBN 1-55859-493-0 The Renaissance of an Ancient Art, L. Stanley Grohs, A sale catalog of hand-wrought silver and pewter crafted by Porter Blanchard which were offered for sale in 1930 by S. G. Gump and Company of San Francisco, limited edition, 21 pages. Porter Blanchard papers, 1914-1983, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Works by Porter Blanchard in LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Black Ops Entertainment

Black Ops Entertainment was a video game developer, located in Santa Monica, California. It has developed sixteen games for several platforms, including the consoles PlayStation, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox; the company was founded by four MIT graduates in 1994. Black Ops got their first contract with Virgin Games producing Agile Warrior. Video games developed by Black Ops Entertainment include: Agile Warrior F-111X, 1995 Black Dawn, 1996 Treasures of the Deep, 1997 Knockout Kings 2000, 1999 Warpath: Jurassic Park, 1999 007: Tomorrow Never Dies, 1999 NCAA March Madness 2000, 1999 007: The World Is Not Enough, 2000 Knockout Kings 2001, 2000 NCAA March Madness 2001, 2000 Knockout Kings 2002, 2002 Street Hoops, 2002 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, 2003 Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror, 2003 X-Files: Resist or Serve, 2004 AND 1 Streetball, 2006 Blackops.com: Black Ops Entertainment games GameSpot company entry —

Live Art

Live Art is the fifth album released by Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and their first non-studio album. It features ten guest musicians. Featured guests include Sam Bush, Branford Marsalis, Chick Corea, Bruce Hornsby. In his Allmusic review, music critic Thom Owens wrote "the core of the album is Fleck & the Flecktones' dynamite instrumental improvisations, where they can demonstrate the true range of their eclecticism and talent. Of special note are the songs that feature jams with Branford Marsalis, Chick Corea, Bruce Hornsby, who help spur the Flecktones to new heights."Bryson Alden, writing for No Depression, wrote "Their music combines the familiar sounds of bluegrass with whatever else comes along, be it jazz, rap or “The Ballad of Jed Clampett”. In lesser hands, these combinations would certainly be disastrous, but thanks to the superlative talent of Bela on banjo and assorted banjoesque electronic devices, along with his sidemen, each with a unique instrument/approach, the result is wonderfully pleasing...

This two-CD set, recorded live over a period of five years, provides an excellent benchmark of their work." "Intro" – 0:38 "New South Africa" – 4:43 "Stomping Grounds" – 5:26 "Lochs of Dread" – 5:45 "Bigfoot" – 7:32 "Far East Medley" – 7:21 "Flying Saucer Dudes" – 5:35 "UFO Tofu" – 3:38 "Interlude - Libation, The Water Ritual" – 3:06 "Vix 9" – 6:02 "The Message" – 9:16 "Improv/Amazing Grace" – 6:46 "Shubbee's Doobie" – 4:40 "Oh! Darling" – 6:21 "Blu-bop" – 7:36 "Sunset Road" – 5:56 "More Luv" – 7:43 "Early Reflection/Bach/The Ballad of Jed Clampett" – 6:09 "Early Reflection" "Presto" from Sonata #1 in G minor for unaccompanied violin "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" "Cheeseballs in Cowtown" – 5:38 "Sinister Minister" – 7:30 "Flight of the Cosmic Hippo" – 4:52 Béla Fleck - banjo, electric banjo, synth, 6-string banjo Future Man - Synth-Axe Drumitar, acoustic percussion, acoustic percussion, vocals Victor Wooten - bass, fretless bass, tenor bass, vocals Sam Bush - mandolin, violin, vocals Paul McCandless - soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, English horn, sopranino saxophone Branford Marsalis - soprano saxophone Howard Levy - keyboards, harmonica Chick Corea - piano, zendrum Edgar Meyer - Acoustic bass Stuart Duncan - violin Jerry Douglas - dobro John Cowan - vocals on "Oh!

Darling" Bruce Hornsby - piano, vocals

Bentley Warren

Bentley Warren, is an American racecar driver. He is best known for racing in the USAC Championship Car series, for some New Englanders more so for his racing in the Supermodified winged cars now called ISMA, he had his first win 1957 at Massachusetts. As of 2007 he has won races at 34 tracks in Canada, his first championship came in 1962 in the B-class at the Pines. Since he has won championships at Oswego Speedway, Star Speedway, New England Super Modified Racing Association and ISMA, he raced in the 1970-1975 seasons, with 37 career starts, including the 1971 and 1975 Indianapolis 500. He finished with his best finish in 4th position in 1970 at Milwaukee. After he stopped racing in the Indy cars, Warren's career was revitalized at Oswego Speedway driving for Tom Heveron in a wingless supermodified. While subbing for injured driver Doug Heveron, Bentley racked up 5 wins in his first 6 starts which led to a series of great rides including the Flying 5 and one of Paul Dunigan's fleet. Bentley has won the International Classic at Oswego 6 times.

Other notable wins include the Little 500 twice, the Copper World Classic, the Star Classic, The Thompson World Series, an East-West showdown between the best of the supermodified drivers. He continues to drive on occasion in the ISMA supermodified series and recorded a win in 2006 driving for car owner Vic Miller. In the early 2000s Bentley worked with film legend Paul Newman in a midget car and supermodified at Star Speedway in Epping, NH. In the late 1990s and in the 2000s, Bentley has dabbled back in the USAC open-wheel division, continues to make appearances in supermodifieds, he was inducted in the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame in 2007

Point Pleasant micropolitan area

The Point Pleasant Micropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties – one in West Virginia and one in Ohio – anchored by the city of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the Point Pleasant MSA had a population of 57,026. Mason County, West Virginia Gallia County, Ohio Places with more than 1,000 inhabitants Gallipolis, Ohio Point Pleasant, West Virginia Mason, West Virginia New Haven, West Virginia Places with 500 to 1,000 inhabitants Hartford City, West Virginia Rio Grande, Ohio Places with less than 500 inhabitants Centerville, Ohio Cheshire, Ohio Crown City, Ohio Henderson, West Virginia Leon, West Virginia Vinton, Ohio Unincorporated places Apple Grove, West Virginia Bidwell, Ohio Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia Glenwood, West Virginia Kerr, Ohio Letart, West Virginia Patriot, Ohio Townships Addison Cheshire Clay Gallipolis Green Greenfield Guyan Harrison Huntington Morgan Ohio Perry Raccoon Springfield Walnut As of the census of 2000, there were 57,026 people, 22,647 households, 16,155 families residing within the μSA.

The racial makeup of the μSA was 96.67% White, 1.70% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.004% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population. The median income for a household in the μSA was $28,663, the median income for a family was $34,446. Males had a median income of $32,083 versus $19,952 for females; the per capita income for the μSA was $14,994. West Virginia census statistical areas Ohio census statistical areas

Consumer Court

Consumer Court is a special purpose court in India that deals with cases regarding consumer disputes and grievances. They are judiciary hearings set up by the government to protect the consumers' rights, its main function is to maintain contracts by sellers. Consumers can file a case against a seller; the court will only give a verdict in favour of the consumers/customers if they have proof of exploitation, i.e. bills or purchase memos. If a consumer does not have the proper documents required for filing a case it would be difficult for the consumer to win or file a case; the consumer rights provided by consumer courts in India are: Right to Safety: The right to be protected from all types of hazardous goods and services Right to Information: The right to be informed about the performance and quality of all goods and services Right to Choose: The right to free choice of goods and services Right to be Heard: The right to be heard in all decision-making processes related to consumer interest Right to Redressal: The right to seek compensation, whenever consumer rights have been infringed Right to Consumer Education: The right to complete consumer education National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission: A national level court works for the whole country and deals compensation claimed exceeds rupees ten crore.

The National Commission is the Apex body of Consumer Courts. State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission: A state level court works at the state level with cases where compensation claimed is above one crore to ten crores; the State Commission has the appellate jurisdiction over the District Forum. District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum: A district level court works at the district level with cases where the compensation claimed is up to one crore; the Process to file complaint with Consumer Courts in India is to file a complaint, first you will need to buy a copy of the Consumer Protection Act. The format for filing a complaint is simple with the guidelines being provided as well, it is advisable to draft your complaint in a clear and concise manner testifying the facts and support it with the mandatory documentation. • Along with your complaint and the affidavit, you must attach a list of documents that you are submitting as part of evidence and references in the complaint file. Make sure that you attach only photocopies of the evidence documents.

• Sign and attach a Vakalatnama long with your documents. This will give your lawyer the authorization to represent your case in the court; the consumer movement as a social force originated with the necessity of protecting and promoting the interests of consumers against unethical and unfair trade practices. Rampant food shortages, black marketing, adulteration of food and edible oil gave birth to the consumer movement in an organized form in the 1960s; the movement succeeded in bringing pressure. A major step was taken in 1986 by the Indian government with the enactment of the Consumer Protection Act of 1986; the main function of consumer court is to provide some extra privilege to the consumers and to maintain the practice by the seller of the service provider toward the consumer. Submitting complain is simple and a consumer has no need to hire any lawyer. Approaching a consumer court is simple and cheap as one can represent oneself without having to hire a lawyer and not required to pay any court fee but just a nominal fee.

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