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R. B. Bennett

Richard Bedford Bennett, 1st Viscount Bennett, was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He served as the 11th prime minister of Canada, in office from 1930 to 1935, he led the Conservative Party from 1927 to 1938. Bennett's premiership was marked by the Great Depression that it overlapped and by an unsuccessful initiative to establish an imperial preference free trade agreement. Still, he left lasting legacies in the form of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Bank of Canada, was regarded by his political opponents as instrumental in mitigating the worst potential effects of the economic depression in Canada. Bennett was born in Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick, grew up in nearby Hopewell Cape, he studied law at Dalhousie University, graduating in 1893, in 1897 moved to Calgary to establish a law firm in partnership with James Lougheed. Bennett served in the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories from 1898 to 1905, in the Alberta Legislature from 1909 to 1911, he was the inaugural leader of the Alberta Conservative Party from 1905, resigning upon his election to the House of Commons in 1911.

From 1920 to 1921, Bennett was Minister of Justice under Arthur Meighen. He served as Minister of Finance in Meighen's second government in 1926, which lasted just a month. Meighen resigned the Conservative Party's leadership after its defeat at the 1926 election, with Bennett elected as his replacement. Bennett became prime minister after the 1930 election, where the Conservatives won a landslide victory over Mackenzie King's Liberal Party, he was the first prime minister to represent a constituency in Alberta. The main difficulty during Bennett's prime ministership was the Great Depression, he and his party tried to combat the crisis with laissez-faire policies, but these were ineffective. However, over time Bennett's government became interventionist, attempting to replicate the popular "New Deal" enacted by Franklin Roosevelt to the south; this about-face prompted a split within Conservative ranks, was regarded by the general public as evidence of incompetence. Bennett suffered a landslide defeat at the 1935 election, with Mackenzie King returning for a third term.

Bennett remained leader of the Conservative Party until 1938. He was created Viscount Bennett, the only Canadian prime minister to be honoured with elevation to the peerage. Bennett was born on 3 July 1870, when his mother, Henrietta Stiles, was visiting at her parents' home in Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick, Canada, he was the eldest of six children, grew up nearby at the Bay of Fundy home of his father, Henry John Bennett, in Hopewell Cape, the shire town of Albert County a town of 1,800 people. His father descended from English ancestors, his great-great-grandfather, Zadock Bennett, migrated from New London, Connecticut, to Nova Scotia c. 1760, before the American Revolution, as one of the New England Planters who took the lands forcibly removed from the deported Acadians during the Great Upheaval. R. B. Bennett's family was poor, subsisting on the produce of a small farm, his early days inculcated a lifelong habit of thrift. The driving force in his family was his mother, she passed this faith and the Protestant ethic on to her son.

Bennett's father does not appear to have been a good provider for his family, though the reason is unclear. He tried to develop some gypsum deposits; the Bennetts had been a prosperous family, operating a shipyard in Hopewell Cape, but the change to steam-powered vessels in the mid-19th century meant the gradual winding down of their business. However, the household was a literate one, they were strong Conservatives. Educated in the local school, Bennett was a good student, but something of a loner. In addition to his Protestant faith, Bennett grew up with an abiding love of the British Empire at its apogee. A small legacy his mother received opened the doors for him to attend the Normal school in Fredericton, where he trained to be a teacher. One day, while Bennett was crossing the Miramichi River on the ferry boat, a well-dressed lad about nine years younger came over to him and struck up a conversation; this was the beginning of an improbable but important friendship with Max Aitken the industrialist and British press baron, Lord Beaverbrook.

The agnostic Aitken liked to tease the Methodist Bennett, whose fiery temper contrasted with Aitken's ability to turn away wrath with a joke. This friendship would become important to his success in life, as would his friendship with the Chatham lawyer, Lemuel J. Tweedie, a prominent Conservative politician, he began to study law during summer holidays. Another important friendship was with the prominent Shirreff family of Chatham, the father being High Sheriff of Northumberland County for 25 years; the son, joined the E. B. Eddy Company, a large pulp and paper industrial concern, was transferred to Halifax, his sister moved there to study nursing, soon Bennett joined them to study law at Dalhousie University. Their friendship was renewed there, became crucial to his life when Jennie Shirreff married the head of the Eddy Company, she made Bennett the lawyer for her extensive interests. Bennett started at Dalhousie University in 1890, gradua

Yours (film)

Yours is a 2010 Venezuelan and Uruguayan fantasy drama film, directed by Ivan Mazza. One night, while returning home by bus, Jorge receives a box from a strange old man. After he throws it away, the mysterious box keeps coming back to haunt him and test him in unexpected ways. Albi De Abreu... Jorge Armando Cabrera... El Viejo Luigi Sciamanna... Gustaf Rafael Soliwoda... Marcelo Prakriti Maduro... Amalia María de Los ángeles García... Muchacha En Autobús Victoria Medina... Gustavito Yours is an independently financed short film, produced by Ivan Mazza, it was filmed in Caracas in the El Hatillo Municipality. Filming took five non consecutive days during the month of April 2009. Editing and sound post production took place in Caracas for a period of six months. Color correction was finished in Montevideo, Uruguay, in the second week of the month of February 2010, it was premiered in the 50th Cartagena Film Festival in the Official Iberoamerican Competition that took place between the 25th of February and the 5th of March 2010.

28th Uruguay International Film Festival 2010 Best Short Film 14th Florianopolis Audiovisual Mercosur Best Short Film 50th Cartagena Film Festival 2010Best Iberoamerican Short Film 42nd Nashville Film Festival 2011Best Short Film 27th Bogotá Film Festival 2010 Best Short Film 6th Cinemaissí Film Festival 2010 Best Short Film Yours on IMDb

Herefordshire School

The Herefordshire School is the name of a hypothetical group of master masons working in Herefordshire and Worcestershire during the 12th century. The name was coined by Polish-English scholar George Zarnecki, their distinctive Romanesque sandstone and limestone carvings are to be found in several parish churches in the area, most notably Kilpeck, but Eardisley and Castle Frome in Herefordshire, Rock, Worcestershire. Their work draws on a variety of mystical images. Despite its overtly religious nature, Herefordshire School work has a playful bawdy approach. Thurlby, Malcolm; the Herefordshire School of Romanesque Sculpture

List of elected British politicians who have changed party affiliation

This is a list of members of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, the House of Lords, British members of the European Parliament, members of the British devolved assemblies and Police and Crime Commissioners who have changed their party affiliation or who have resigned from, been suspended from or been expelled from their previous party affiliation, making them independents. When a member of a legislature switches from one party to another, this is called crossing the floor; the list details the dates, members involved and new party affiliations, an explanation for their switch. These MPs continued to receive the Whip. David Butler and Gareth Butler, Twentieth Century British Political Facts

Émilien Allard

Émilien Allard was a Canadian carillonneur, pianist and composer. He made more than 700 transcriptions of carillon music. In 1958, he won the International Carillonneurs' Prize at the Brussels World's Fair. For RCA Victor he released the LP album Carols at the Carillon of Saint Joseph's Oratory for which he wrote the arrangements, his Marche du maréchal and his Marche H. I. C. were recorded by Howard Cable and his Notule No. 1 and Profil canadien no 2. Were included on Gordon Slater's LP Brass. Many of his original manuscripts and papers are a part of the collection at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec. Born in Montreal, Allard's initial musical training was with Antonio Thompson and Father Joseph-Gers Turcotte at the Trois-Rivières seminary where he studied piano and music theory, he was a clarinetist in the city concert band of Grand-Mère, Quebec during his youth and served as that ensemble's conductor. He worked as an organist at a few churches in that town, he earned a lauréat diploma from the Université Laval and entered the Conservatoire national de musique in Montreal where he earned a licentiate diploma.

At the conservatoire, he was a pupil of Eugène Lapierre in harmony. After graduating from the conservatoire, Allard was a clarinetist in the Central Band of the Royal Canadian Air Force in Rockcliffe, Ontario from 1942-1945, he entered the Royal Carillon School "Jef Denyn" in Mechelen, Belgium in 1946 where he earned a carillonneur diploma in 1948. At the school, he studied composition with bell ringing with Staf Nees, he pursued further studies at the Conservatoire de Paris in 1948-1949 where his teachers included Eugène Bigot, Maurice Duruflé, Olivier Messiaen. In 1949, Allard returned to Canada where he struggled to find a suitable appointement in his chosen career as a carillonneur, he attained a position as the carillonneur at Saint Joseph's Oratory in Montreal in 1955, a post he remained in for two decades. He gave annual concert tours throughout North America between 1959-1976. In 1975, he left, he remained there until his death one year at the age of 61

Taylor Douthit

Taylor Lee Douthit, was a Major League Baseball outfielder. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds from 1923 to 1933. Douthit started out in the Cardinals organization and became a major league regular in 1926; the year before, he had hit.372 for Milwaukee of the American Association. As a rookie, he hit.308 and then.267 in the World Series to help St. Louis win the championship. In 1931, Douthit was traded to the Reds, his batting skills suffered, he left professional baseball two years later. Douthit is the all-time record holder for range factor by a center fielder, his 547 outfield putouts in 1928 is the record for most outfield putouts in a season. He is in the University of California Hall of Fame for his basketball play there. In 1,074 games played, Douthit compiled a.291 batting average with 665 runs, 29 home runs, 396 RBI, an on-base percentage of.364 and a slugging percentage of.384 in 11 seasons. In 13 World Series games, he batted.140 with 5 runs and 4 RBI.

He posted a.972 fielding percentage at all three outfield positions. List of St. Louis Cardinals team records Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference New York Times obituary Taylor Douthit at Find a Grave