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Quaker Tapestry

The Quaker Tapestry consists of 77 panels illustrating the history of Quakerism from the 17th century to the present day. The idea of Quaker Anne Wynn-Wilson, the tapestry has a permanent home at the Friends Meeting House at Kendal, England; the design was influenced by the Bayeux Tapestry, includes similar design choices, including three horizontal divisions within panels, embroidered outlines for faces and hands, solid infilling of clothing, embroidered in the Bayeux technique. The tapestry is worked in crewel embroidery using woollen yarns on a handwoven woollen background. In addition to using four historic and well-known stitches, Wynn-Wilson invented a new corded stitch, known as Quaker stitch, to allow for tight curves on the lettering; each panel measures 25 inches wide by 21 inches tall. 4,000 men and children from 15 countries worked on the panels between 1981 and 1989. Panels have been toured in traveling exhibitions including a North American tour in 1993/1994. An exhibition of 39 panels in Ely Cathedral in 2012 attracted 11,273 visitors during its 27-day stay.

1990, Greenwood and Wynn-Wilson, The Quaker Tapestry ISBN 0-245-60017-5 1998, Edward, Pictorial Guide to the Quaker Tapestry ISBN 0-9525433-1-1 1999, Jennie, Living Threads: Making the Quaker Tapestry ISBN 0-9525433-3-8 Quaker Tapestry

1972–73 Seattle SuperSonics season

The 1972–73 Seattle SuperSonics season was the 6th season of the Seattle SuperSonics in the National Basketball Association. The team finished the regular season in 6th place in the Western Conference with a 26–56 record, 21 wins behind the one obtained in their previous season. Head coach Tom Nissalke was fired by the team in January after a 13–32 start and was replaced by his assistant Bucky Buckwalter; the offseason trade that sent player-coach Lenny Wilkens to the Cleveland Cavaliers was received with shock from fans and the player himself. The trade sent Barry Clemens to the Cavaliers and brought All-Star Butch Beard to the Sonics; the signing of free agent John Brisker cost the SuperSonics a $10,000 fine and the resignation of their 1973 first round draft pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for violation of league rules that prohibited the team to approach Brisker without contacting the Sixers, who selected him in a supplemental draft in 1969 and held the rights to the player. However, Seattle regained its first round pick after an appeal and the Sonics' second round selection was given to the 76ers.

Note: only draft picks who participated in at least one game in the NBA are listed. Z – clinched division title y – clinched division title x – clinched playoff spot Spencer Haywood was selected to the All-NBA First Team for the second time

Lagos strike of 1897

The Lagos strike of 1897 was a labour strike in Lagos Colony, described as the first "major labour protest of the colonial period" in African history. Lagos was one of the major ports in West Africa and was a busy entrepot through which trade between the coast and the interior was processed; the city's economy expanded during the 19th century. At the time of the strike, Lagos was a colony under the governorship of Henry McCallum. McCallum, who had held a number of important colonial posts in Asia, decided to launch a major reform of the administration and economy of Lagos. Among these reforms was the driving down of wages paid to indigenous workers to increase the supply of labour; the reforms led to unrest among workers in the Public Works Department. The final trigger for the strike was a decision to alter the working hours of employees of the PWD; the strike involved nearly 3,000 workers. The colony's police, the Public Force, experienced a minor mutiny on 10 August, meaning that McCallum was unable to repress the workers by force.

The strikers' demands were opposed by the Europeanised middle-class. During negotiations with the strikers, McCallum made notable concessions; the planned pay reductions were abandoned, while the working hours reforms were tempered by the introduction of a lunch break. The strikers returned to work and the strike is considered successful. Davidson, Basil. Let Freedom Come: Africa in Modern History. Ann Arbor: Little Brown. Hopkins, A. G.. "The Lagos Strike of 1897: An Exploration in Nigerian Labour History". Past & Present: 133–155. JSTOR 649969

Sutliff Bridge

The Sutliff Bridge is a bridge over the Cedar River at Sutliff, a Johnson County community near Lisbon, United States. A Parker truss bridge, it was built in 1897 and 1898 at a cost of $12,000. J. R. Sheely was the engineer for the original Sutliff Bridge. After a modern replacement was built over the Cedar in 1983, the bridge was slated for destruction, but it was saved, on May 15, 1998, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Although the bridge remained a celebrated location for locals and for visitors from across Iowa, including a 5k foot race beloved as the “worst road race in America", it succumbed to massive floods in the second week of June 2008: while the river flowed many feet below the bottom of the bridge, the floods topped the bridge's deck, one of the bridge's spans was washed away on June 13 as the surrounding countryside was inundated with vast amounts of water, it is estimated. Most of this money would come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, with the rest coming from donations and local governments.

The bridge reconstruction was supervised by VJ Engineering of Coralville and construction was completed by Iowa Bridge and Culvert of Washington, Iowa. In October 2012 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held opening the bridge to public use for the first time in four years. Photographs of the bridge collapse Historic American Engineering Record photographs, ca. 1968 Johnson County survey on replacing the span

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

"The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg" is a piece of short fiction by Mark Twain. It first appeared in Harper's Monthly in December 1899, was subsequently published by Harper & Brothers in the collection The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Sketches; some see this story "as a replay of the Garden of Eden story", associate the corrupter of the town with Satan. Chapter I Hadleyburg enjoys the reputation of being an "incorruptible" town known for its responsible, honest people that are trained to avoid temptation. However, at some point the people of Hadleyburg manage to offend a passing stranger, he vows to get his revenge by corrupting the town; the stranger drops off a sack in Hadleyburg, at the house of Mary Richards. It contains over 160 pounds of gold coins and is to be given to a man in the town who purportedly gave the stranger $20 and some life-changing advice in his time of need years earlier. To identify the man, a letter with the sack suggests that anyone who claims to know what the advice was should write the remark down and submit it to Reverend Burgess, who will open the sack at a public meeting and find the actual remark inside.

News of the mysterious sack of gold, whose value is estimated at $40,000, spreads throughout the town and gains attention across the country. Chapter II The residents beam with pride as stories of the sack and Hadleyburg's honesty spread throughout the nation, but the mood soon changes. Reluctant to give into the temptation of the gold, soon the most upstanding citizens are trying to guess the remark. Edward and Mary, one of the town's 19 model couples, receive a letter from a stranger revealing the remark: "You are far from being a bad man: go, reform." Mary is ecstatic. Unbeknownst to one another, all 19 couples have received identical letters, they submit their claims to Burgess and begin to recklessly purchase things on credit in anticipation of their future wealth. Chapter III The town hall meeting to decide the rightful owner of the sack arrives, it is packed with residents and reporters. Burgess reads the first two claims, a dispute arises between two townspeople who have submitted nearly the same remark.

To settle, right, Burgess cuts open the sack and finds the note that reveals the full remark: "You are far from being a bad man—go, reform—or, mark my words—some day, for your sins you will die and go to hell or Hadleyburg—try and make it the former." Neither man's claim includes the entire remark. The next claim reads the same, the town hall bursts into laughter at the obvious dishonesty behind the incorrect claims. Burgess continues to read the rest of the claims, all with the same remark, one by one the prominent couples of the town are publicly shamed. Edward and Mary await their name with anguish, but it is never read. With all the claims presented, another note in the sack is opened, it reveals that the stranger fabricated the entire scenario in order to avenge himself for the offense he suffered while traveling through Hadleyburg. He says that it was foolish for the citizens to always avoid temptation, because it is easy to corrupt those who have never had their resolve tested. Burgess discovers.

A townsperson proposes to auction the lead off and give the money to Edward and Mary, the only prominent couple in town that did not have their name read off. Edward and Mary are in despair, unsure whether to come clean and stop the auction or to accept the money; the stranger who set up the whole scheme in the first place is revealed to have been in the town hall the whole time. He wins the auction makes a deal to sell the sack to one of the townspeople for $40,000 and give $10,000 of that money to Edward and Mary, he gives them $1,500 cash at the meeting and promises to deliver the remaining $8,500 the next morning, once his buyer has paid him. Chapter IV The following day the stranger delivers checks totaling $38,500 to Edward and Mary - the remainder of the $40,000 selling price. Mary recognizes him as the man; as they fret over whether they should burn the checks, they find a note from the stranger explaining that he thought all 19 model couples would fall to temptation. A second message arrives from Burgess, explaining that he intentionally kept the Richardses' claim from being read as a way to return an old favor Edward had done for him.

The buyer has the fake gold coins stamped with a message mocking his political rival and distributes them throughout the town, allowing him to win an election for a seat in the state legislature. Edward and Mary become distraught over their situation, growing paranoid and starting to think Burgess has revealed their dishonesty to other people in the town, their anxiety causes them both to fall ill, Edward confesses their guilt shortly before he and Mary die. The checks are never cashed. With its reputation irreparably damaged, Hadleyburg decides to rename itself and remove one word from its official motto; the story ends with the comment, "It is an honest town once more, the man will have to rise early that catches it napping again." The story was adapted into a 39-minute television film as part of the PBS American Short Stories series, directed by Ralph Rosenblum and featuring performances by Robert Preston, Fred Gwynne, Frances Sternhagen. It first aired on March 17, 1980; the ending is both shortened for the film.

A DVD version was released by Monterey Media on November 16, 2004. Another adaptation of the story, featuring the Persky Ridge Players and filmed at a theater in Glasgow, Mo

Madhu Mantena

Madhu Varma Mantena is an Indian film producer and entrepreneur involved in the production and distribution of films across Hindi and Bengali cinema. In 2008, Madhu Mantena co-produced Ghajini, the highest grossing Indian film for that year. Since Madhu has produced films such as the trilingual sleeper-hit Rakht Charitra, the political thriller Rann screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Bengali hit Autograph. Madhu co-founded Phantom Films with Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl and Vikramaditya Motwane, which went on to deliver works such as Lootera, Queen which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for that year, Hasee Toh Phasee, the Neo-Noir films, Bombay Velvet, Ugly screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, the New York Indian Film Festival, Masaan screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival winning two awards, the National Film Award; the 2016 film Raman Raghav 2.0 was screened at the Cannes Directors' Fortnight.

Madhu Mantena co-founded Offroad Films which produces ad films. He made it into the Limca Book of Records for theatrically releasing seven films, produced by him, within a time span of 50 days; this is the maximum number of release in different languages by one producer in the shortest time. Four of the films were released within a short span of eight days, he ran Ram Gopal Varma's production house Factory. His film for 2019 is Super 30 Madhu Mantena began his career by creating his own music label as a teenager which he sold to Supreme Recording Company, he went on to set up AdlabsInternational Operations under the aegis of Manmohan Shetty and was head of Saregama Films. Madhu Mantena has built a media entity with various companies operating across the entertainment and media value chain, each specializing in one of the fields of talent management, content development, content production, content distribution and monetization, he Co-founded a celebrity management company, with Anirban Das Blah.

In 2012 KWAN announced a joint venture along-with Creative Artist Agency to form a new entity, CAA KWAN. This talent management agency presently commands a variety of business interests and manages a repertoire of Indian talent as well as international talent. Mantena was married to fashion designer Masaba Gupta, the daughter of Bollywood actress Neena Gupta and Sir Viv Richards. In 2015 the couple married in a civil ceremony. In late 2018 the couple announced. In March 2019 they divorced. However, they remain good friends. Mantena was in a relationship with actress, Nandana Sen, prior to marrying Gupta. Madhu Mantena IMDB Official Website