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Raja Ravi Varma

Raja Ravi Varma was a celebrated Indian painter and artist. He is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art for a number of aesthetic and broader social reasons. Firstly, his works are held to be among the best examples of the fusion of European techniques with a purely Indian sensibility. While continuing the tradition and aesthetics of Indian art, his paintings employed the latest European academic art techniques of the day. Secondly, he was notable for making affordable lithographs of his paintings available to the public, which enhanced his reach and influence as a painter and public figure. Indeed, his lithographs increased the involvement of common people with fine arts and defined artistic tastes among common people for several decades. In particular, his depictions of Hindu deities and episodes from the epics and Puranas have received profound acceptance from the public and are found as objects of worship, across the length and breadth of India. Raja Ravi Varma was related to the royal family of Travancore of present-day Kerala state in India.

In his life, two of his granddaughters were adopted into that royal family, their descendants comprise the totality of the present royal family of Travancore, including the latest three Maharajas. Raja Ravi Varma was born M. R. Ry. Ravi Varma, Koil Thampuran of Kilimanoor at Kilimanoor palace in the erstwhile princely state of Travancore into an aristocratic family that for over 200 years produced consorts for the princesses of the matrilineal Travancore royal family; the title Raja was conferred as a personal title by the Governor-General of India. Ravi Varma was the son of Ezhumavil Neelakanthan Umayamba Thampurratti, his mother Uma Ambabayi Thampuratty belonged to the baronial family which ruled the Kilimanoor feudal estate within the kingdom of Travancore. She was a poet and writer of some talent, her work Parvati Swayamvaram was published by Varma after her death. Ravi Varma's father was a scholar of Sanskrit and Ayurveda and hailed from the Ernakulam district in Kerala. Ravi Varma had three siblings, a sister named Mangala Bayi and two brothers named Goda Varma and Raja Varma.

The last-named was a painter and worked with Ravi Varma all his life. In 1866, at the age of 18, Varma was married to 12-year-old Bhageerthi Bayi of the royal house of Mavelikkara, another major fief of Travancore kingdom. Notably, the house of Mavellikara was a branch of the Royal House of Travancore. Bhageerthi was the youngest of three sisters, both of her elder sisters had been adopted into the royal family of Travancore in 1857 in order to carry on the lineage, they were known as the Senior and Junior Rani of Attingal, in their progeny was vested the succession to the throne of Travancore. Therefore, Ravi Varma's connection to the royal family became close due to his marriage with Bhageerthi. Indeed, his children would be royal by birth; the marriage, arranged by the parents in the proper Indian manner, was harmonious and successful. The couple were blessed with five children, two sons, three daughters, their elder son, Kerala Varma was of an excessively spiritual temperament. He never married and renounced the world, leaving home for good in 1912.

The younger son, Rama Varma, inherited his father's artistic talent and studied at the JJ School of Arts, Mumbai. He was married to Gowri Kunjamma, sister of Dewan PGN Unnithan, became the father of seven children, it was however Ravi Varma's daughters who were singled out by destiny for greatness, although not in the field of art, nor but through their daughters. The three daughters of Ravi Varma and Bhageerthi Bayi were Mahaprabha Amma, Uma Amma and Cheria Kochamma. In 1900 CE, the Royal House of Travancore once again faced a succession crisis. Bhageerthi's two elder sisters, adopted in order to carry forward the lineage, had failed to produce the desired heirs, they had had six children between them, but only two of those had survived, both were boys. According to the matrilineal Marumakkathayam system, the succession to the throne could only progress through females, therefore it was necessary to make an adoption. Tradition dictated, they would be designated the Senior and Junior Rani of Attingal, the succession to the throne of Travancore would be vested in their progeny, in accordance with the unusual and unique Marumakkathayam system of succession.

Two of Varma's grand-daughters were marked by destiny to receive this honour, the main reason being that they were the nearest matrilineal kin to the incumbent Rani of Attingal. In August 1900, Mahaprabha's eldest daughter Lakshmi Bayi and Uma's eldest daughter Parvati Bayi were adopted into the Royal family of Travancore, it was their surviving grand-aunt, who formally adopted them. She died within one year of doing this, the two girls were installed as the Senior and Junior Ranis of Attingal respectively, they were married while yet in their early teens to two gentleman from suitable aristocratic families. It was the Junior Rani, Sethu Parvathi Bayi, who gave birth to the much-awaited heir in 1912 a day after her sixteenth birthday. Incidentally, her husband was a grand-nephew of Raja Ravi Varm

Shri Ram Institute of Technology

Shri Ram Institute of Technology is an engineering college located in Jabalpur in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The college was established in 2001; the institute is a part of Shri Ram Group Jabalpur. The Shri Ram Institute of Technology was established on 9 July 2001 by S P Kosta, an educator and electronics scientist, Prof. N. George, they are the heads of the Shri Ram Group. The institute is located in Jabalpur two kilometres from Kachnar City. Located near ITI Madhotal, the campus is 35 acres in size and serves as the first and the biggest integrated campus in the Mahakoshal region, it is involved in providing more than 20 different postgraduate and undergraduate programs. SRIT Jabalpur is affiliated with two universities in Madhya Pradesh, namely Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya in Bhopal and Rani Durgavati University in Jabalpur; the college has been accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education, the PCI of New Delhi and the Government of Madhya Pradesh. Admission to the Bachelor of Engineering course is based on the Joint Entrance Examination.

At the post-graduate level, a candidate must qualify under the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. Shri Ram Institute of Technology, Jabalpur offers both post-graduate courses. Bachelor of Engineering Master of Engineering/Technology Master of Computer Applications Master of Business Administration Bachelor of Pharmacy Master of Pharmacy The Bachelor of Engineering is a four-year program consisting of the following streams: Computer Science and Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Electrical & Electronics Engineering Electronics and Communication Engineering Information Technology Engineering Mechanical Engineering The Masters of Engineering is a two-year program offered to Engineering graduates in the following streams: ME in Electronics and Communication Engineering ME in Computer Science & Engineering ME in System Software ME in Heat Power Engineering M. Tech. in Microwave Engineering M. Tech. in VLSI Design M. Tech. in Computer Technology & Application M. Tech. in Power System M. Tech. in Machine Design

Association of Industries of Haiti

The Association des industries d'Haïti, founded in 1980, is an association of around 100 manufacturers in Haiti. It is headed by president George B. Sassine, it is best known internationally for its work promoting assembly plants in Haiti. In early 1986, during a period of social upheaval, the ADIH called on the government of Jean-Claude Duvalier to exercise "tolerance and moderation". In 1989, it began lobbying efforts on the issue of textile quotas for Haiti. After the 1991 coup d'état which brought general Raoul Cédras to power, the association managed escrow accounts for tax collection from foreign corporate entities in Haiti until 1994. In 2004, the association stated that they viewed the second overthrow of Jean-Bertrand Aristide as a positive development. In coordination with Bill Clinton, they lobbied the US government from 2003 to 2006 to ensure that textiles coming from Haiti would no longer be subject to import tariffs. In 2009, they opposed the parliamentary vote to raise the minimum wage in Haiti to 200 gourdes an hour.

In 2013 the association again lobbied against a minimum wage increase, argued that strikes would damage the Haitian garment industry. They argued against a minimum wage increase in 2016. More the ADIH met with Jocelerme Privert to discuss the consequences of smuggling

1936 United States presidential election in Mississippi

The 1936 United States presidential election in Mississippi took place on November 3, 1936, as part of the 1936 United States presidential election. Mississippi voters chose nine representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Mississippi was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt, running with Vice President John Nance Garner, with 97.03% of the popular vote, against Governor Alf Landon, running with Frank Knox, with 2.75% of the popular vote. By percentage of the popular vote won, Mississippi was Roosevelt's second-best state; the only state in which he won more of the popular vote than in Mississippi was in South Carolina, where he won 98.57%

Red Schoendienst

Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst was an American professional baseball second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball, is known for his coaching and playing years with the St. Louis Cardinals, he played for 19 years with the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants and Milwaukee Braves, was named to 10 All Star teams, he managed the Cardinals from 1965 through 1976 – the second-longest managerial tenure in the team's history. Under his direction, St. Louis won the 1967 and 1968 National League pennants and the 1967 World Series, he was named National League Manager of the Year in both 1967 and 1968, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989. At the time of his death, he had worn a Major League uniform for 74 consecutive years as a player, coach, or manager, had served 67 of his 76 years in baseball with the Cardinals. Schoendienst was born in Germantown, Illinois 40 miles east of downtown St. Louis to Joe and Mary Schoendienst, one of seven children, his father was a coal miner, the family lived without running water or electricity.

Schoendienst showed a marked aptitude for baseball at a young age. In school he would handicap himself by hitting left-handed. In 1939, at age 16, he dropped out of school to join the Civilian Conservation Corps, a major public works employment program within President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. While working on a fence, he suffered a serious injury to his left eye from a nail. Many doctors recommended removal of the eye, but Red found one willing to pursue non-surgical treatment, he endured constant years of rehabilitation. After the eye injury, Schoendienst found it difficult to read breaking balls while batting right-handed against right-handed pitchers. To solve the problem, he used the left-handed batting skills he acquired as a youth to become a switch hitter. In the spring of 1942, he participated in a St. Louis Cardinals open tryout with about 400 other hopefuls. Though he was not signed at the tryout, Joe Mathes, the Cardinals' chief scout changed his mind and drove to Germantown to sign him for $75 a month.

Schoendienst began his professional career in the D-level Georgia–Florida League with the Albany Cardinals, followed by the Union City Greyhounds of the Class D Kentucky–Illinois–Tennessee League. At Union City, he collected eight hits in his first eight at bats on his way to batting.407 in six games. In 1943, after playing nine games for the Lynchburg Cardinals in the Class B Piedmont League, he had attained 17 hits in 36 AB; this strong start earned him a promotion to the double-A International League's Rochester Red Wings, where he batted.337 in 136 games with 21 doubles, six home runs and 20 stolen bases. His.337 average was the league's best. In 1944, still in Rochester, Schoendienst hit.373 in 25 games. He was drafted mid-season into the U. S. Army, but received a medical discharge on January 1, 1945, due to his eye injury and sustained trauma incurred while shooting bazookas; the Cardinals invited Schoendienst for spring training in Cairo, Illinois, in 1945. Schoendiest had been a shortstop in the minor leagues.

But as the Cardinals had Marty Marion, who had won the National League's MVP Award in 1944, as their shortstop, St. Louis assigned Schoendienst to be their left fielder. Totaling 137 games in his rookie season, he batted.278 with a league-high 26 SB. In 1946, the Cardinals moved Schoendienst to play second base on their way to their third World Series title in five years. During the 1946 offseason, he won the televised home run derby. With sure hands and quick reflexes, he led the National League's second basemen for seven seasons and handled 320 consecutive chances without an error in 1950. In that season's All-Star Game, he won the contest for the National League with a home run in the top of 14th inning, it was the first All-Star game to go to extra innings. His 1956 league record fielding percentage of.9934 stood for 30 years. In a trade, unpopular with Cardinals fans and his best friend Stan Musial, along with Jackie Brandt, Bill Sarni, Dick Littlefield and Bobby Stephenson, was sent to the New York Giants for Alvin Dark, Whitey Lockman, Ray Katt and Don Liddle on June 14, 1956.

The transaction was made possible after the Cardinals switched Don Blasingame from shortstop to second base to replace Schoendienst. The following season, the Giants traded Schoendienst to the Milwaukee Braves for Bobby Thomson, Ray Crone, Danny O'Connell. Schoendienst helped lead the team to its first pennant in nine years, batting.309 and finishing third in the NL MVP vote. In the World Series the Braves defeated the New York Yankees to win their only world championship in Milwaukee, the franchise's first since 1914. Milwaukee lost to the Yankees in their World Series rematch. During the 1958–59 off-season Schoendienst was diagnosed with tuberculosis and underwent a partial pneumonectomy in February 1959. Despite being told that he would never play again, he returned to the Braves in 1960—only to be released at the end of the season. In 1961 he rejoined the Cardinals, first as a pinch hitter as a coach when Johnny Keane replaced Solly Hemus as the Cardinals' manager. In his final two playing seasons he served as a player-coach, batting over.300 in both 1962 and 1963.

In 19 seasons as a player, Schoendienst compiled a.289 batting average with 84 home runs, 773 RBI, 1,223

Schwarzer Grat

The Schwarze Grat between Eschachthal in the Bavarian county of Oberallgäu and Bolsternang in the Baden-Württemberg county of Ravensburg is 1,118 m above sea level and thus the highest mountain in Ravensburg, in the province of Tübingen and the Adelegg range, although within the Adelegg region it is topped by the Ursersberg. An observation tower, the Schwarzer Grat Tower stands at the summit; the Schwarzer Grat stands in the southwest of Baden-Württemberg and belongs to the small mountain range of Adelegg, north of the Allgäu Alps and extends far into the northern Alpine Foreland. The boundary with Bavaria and the county of Oberallgäu runs just under 300 metres southeast of the top; the summit rises 1.8 km south-southwest of Eschachthal, a village in the Bavarian municipality of Weitnau, 2.3 km north-northeast of Bolsternang, a village in the Württemberg municipality of Isny im Allgäu. Around 950 metres south-southeast of the top of the Schwarzer Grat on the state border rises the peak of the Raggenhorn.

Southeast and below the Schwarzer Grat, on the slopes of the Raggenhorns, lies the Wenger Eggalm, a mountain pasture. To the east the slopes of the Schwarzer Grat descend to the little stream of Rotenbach, a southwestern tributary of the Eschach, which flows to the north of the mountain. On the southwestern flank is the source of the Eisenbacher Tobel which flows north and empties into the Eisenbach before joining the Eschach. On the southern flank of the mountain rises the little Scheidach, a northeastern tributary of the Wengener Argen in the catchment area of the Untere Argen. Helber et al.: Isnyer Heimatkunde, Eigenverlag der Stadt Isny im Allgäu, 1st edn. 1990 Helber: Über die Adelegg – Beiträge zur Geologie, Landwirtschaft und Forstwirtschaft der Adelegg, self-published by the author, 1985 Schwarzer Grat Mountain Run, atf Wetterbeobachtungspunkte im Vorhersagegebiet der Wetterwarte Süd, viewing points near Föhnwetterlagen, at