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René Farrait

Rene Farrait Nieves is a Puerto Rican singer and former member of the boy band Menudo. After leaving the band, Farrait enjoyed a brief solo career. In the 80's, Rene Farrait reunited with former Menudo bandmates Xavier Serbia, Ray Reyes and Johnny Lozada and formed a trio called Proyecto M.. In 1998, Farrait joined six former band members for a comeback tour named El Reencuentro. Following El Reencuentro's break up in 2015, along with Reyes and fellow former Menudo members Miguel Cancel, Charlie Masso and Robert Avellanet returned to touring, this time being allowed to use the name Menudo again but using the name Menudomania Forever. Farrait participated in a film named Menudo: La Pelicula along with his Menudo bandmates in 1981; when Una Aventura Llamada Menudo was recorded in 1982, Farrait had left the band. In 2017, Farrait retook his film career, playing a priest on the Peruvian film "En Busqueda De Wasaberto". Farrait was married to Carol Maldonado, got divorced, he has three daughters and is single.

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Laura Branigan

Laura Ann Branigan was an American singer and actress. Her signature song, the platinum-certified 1982 single "Gloria", stayed on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 for 36 weeks a record for a female artist, peaking at No. 2. It reached number one in Australia and Canada. In 1984, she reached number one in Canada and Germany with the U. S. No. 4 hit "Self Control". She had success in the United Kingdom with both "Gloria" and "Self Control" making the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. Seeing her greatest level of success in the 1980s, Branigan's other singles included the Top 10 hit "Solitaire", the U. S. AC chart number one "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You", the Australian No. 2 hit "Ti amo", "The Power of Love". Her most successful album was 1984's platinum-selling Self Control, she contributed songs to motion picture and television soundtracks, including the Grammy and Academy Award-winning Flashdance soundtrack, the Ghostbusters soundtrack. In 1985, she won the Tokyo Music Festival with the song "The Lucky One".

Her chart success began to wane as the decade closed and after her last two albums Laura Branigan and Over My Heart garnered little attention, she retired from public life for the rest of the 1990s. She began returning to performing in the early 2000s, most notably appearing as Janis Joplin in the off-Broadway musical Love, Janis; as she was recording new music and preparing a comeback to the music industry, she died at her home in 2004 from a undiagnosed cerebral aneurysm. Branigan and her music saw renewed popularity and public interest in 2019 in the US after "Gloria" was adopted by the NHL's St. Louis Blues as their unofficial victory song while they completed a historic mid-season turnaround to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, leading to the song entering ice hockey lore as an "unlikely championship anthem". Branigan's legacy manager and representative Kathy Golik embraced the trend and traveled to St. Louis to publicly represent Branigan among the Blues fanbase during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs stating her belief that Branigan and "Gloria" "will forever be intertwined" with the Blues and the city of St. Louis.

Laura Ann Branigan was born on July 3, 1952 in the New York City suburban village of Brewster, New York, fourth of five children of Kathleen O'Hare Branigan and James Branigan, Sr. an account executive and mutual funds broker. Branigan's maternal grandparents were Jr. and Mary Conway. Branigan attended Byram Hills High School in 1966 to 1970, starring in the high school musical The Pajama Game in her senior year. Between 1970 and 1972 she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, worked as a waitress. In 1972 she met acoustic guitarist Walker Daniels and his future wife Sharon Storm, acoustic guitarist Chris Van Cleave, forming the folk-rock band Meadow. In 1973 the group, with bass player Bob Valdez, released their debut album The Friend Ship, featuring the singles When You Were Young, Cane and Able, which featured the hook line "Throw away your cane and you are able"; the record was not never re-released. The band broke up, after. Branigan preferred not to discuss her involvement with Meadow publicly.

During the years after Meadow broke up, Branigan had various jobs, including a stint as one of Leonard Cohen's backup singers for his European tour in April–August 1976. In December 1978 after meeting him at a party in Manhattan, New York City earlier in the year, Branigan married Larry Ross Kruteck, a lawyer, who died of colon cancer on June 15, 1996. In 1979, after a chance meeting with manager Sid Bernstein on her return from Europe, Branigan was signed by Ahmet Ertegun to Atlantic Records; the strength and range of her voice impeded her career for several years while the label went through the process of categorizing her as a pop singer, her 1981 single "Looking Out for Number One", from her unreleased album Silver Dreams, made a brief appearance on the U. S. dance chart, reaching No. 60. Two other early Atlantic singles, "Tell Him" and "Fool's Affair", followed. None of these three singles were included on her first album, but all four songs were released on CD over 30 years in 2014 as bonus cuts on a U.

S. CD reissue of Branigan's first album. Branigan's 9-track debut album, was released in March 1982; the first single from the album was "All Night with Me", which reached No. 69 on the Billboard charts in early 1982. The album alternated four energetic up-tempo songs with five ballads, including one of the few songs written by Branigan, "I Wish We Could Be Alone". "Gloria", an Italian love song recorded in 1979 by Umberto Tozzi and successful in several European countries, was released as the album's second single. Branigan's version was reworked with Tozzi's own arranger, Greg Mathieson, who updated its production with fellow producer Jack White to give it what Branigan called "an American kick" to match the new English lyrics. U. S. radio stations were unreceptive to "Gloria" but after it was embraced by dance clubs it won them over, becoming one of the biggest hits of the 1980s. The album went gold, the single was certified platinum. Branigan's performance of "Gloria" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance alongside Linda Ronstadt, Olivia Newton-Jo


In Germany, stalag was a term used for prisoner-of-war camps. Stalag is a contraction of "Stammlager", itself short for Kriegsgefangenen-Mannschaftsstammlager. According to the Third Geneva Convention of 1929 and its predecessor, the Hague Convention of 1907, Section IV, Chapter 2, these camps were only for prisoners of war, not civilians. Stalags were operated in both World War I and World War II and were intended to be used for non-commissioned personnel. Officers were held in separate camps called Oflag. During World War II, the Luftwaffe operated Stalag Luft in which flying personnel, both officers and non-commissioned officers, were held; the Kriegsmarine operated Milag for Merchant Navy personnel. Civilians who were attached to military units, such as war correspondents, were provided the same treatment as military personnel by the Conventions; the Third Geneva Convention, Section III, Article 49, permits non-commissioned personnel of lower ranks to be used for work in agriculture and industry, but not in any industry producing war material.

Further articles of Section III detail conditions under which they should be housed and paid. During World War II these latter provisions were breached, in particular for Russian and Yugoslav prisoners. According to Nazi ideology, Slavic people were regarded as rassisch minderwertig. Starvation was a deliberate policy in the Stalags with regard to Soviet prisoners of war; the camps consisted of a field with barbed wire around it, in which thousands of people were crammed together. There was no room to sit or lie down. There was no shelter from the weather, which could be cold in the Polish and Belarusian winter; the food provided was too little to keep the prisoners alive. In the Soviet Stalags, the death rate during the entire war was 57.5 percent, although during the last months of 1941 this rate must have been much higher. In comparison, the mortality rate for Stalags for Western Allies was below 5 percent. More Soviet prisoners of war died every day in Nazi camps during the Autumn of 1941 than the total number of Western Allied POWs in the entire war.

Prisoners of various nationalities were separated from each other by barbed-wire fences subdividing each stalag into sections. Prisoners speaking the same language, for example British Commonwealth soldiers, were permitted to intermingle. At each stalag the German Army set up sub-camps called Arbeitskommando to hold prisoners in the vicinity of specific work locations, whether factories, coal-mines, farms or railroad maintenance; these sub-camps sometimes held more than 1,000 prisoners, separated by nationality. The sub-camps were administered by the parent stalag, which maintained personnel records and collected mail and International Red Cross packages and delivered them to the individual Arbeitskommando. Any individuals who were injured in work, or became ill, were returned to the Lazarett at the parent stalag. Stalag Luft III, a large prisoner of war camp near Sagan, Germany, was the site of an escape attempt. On 24 March 1944, 76 Allied prisoners escaped through a 110 m long tunnel. Of these, 73 were recaptured within two weeks, 50 of them were executed by order of Hitler in the Stalag Luft III murders.

The largest German World War II prisoner of war camp was Stalag VII-A at Germany. Over 130,000 Allied soldiers were imprisoned there, it was liberated by the U. S. 14th Armored Division following a short battle with SS soldiers of the 17th SS Panzer Grenadier Division on 29 April 1945. Stalag III-C is notable for the escape of US paratrooper Joseph Beyrle, who subsequently joined a Soviet tank battalion commanded by Aleksandra Samusenko, which returned to liberate the camp; the airmen in the show Hogan's Heroes were imprisoned in fictitious "Luft Stalag 13" near Hammelburg. The World War II play Stalag 17, made into the 1953 movie Stalag 17, was set in Stalag XVII-B, located near Krems, Austria; the movie Hart's War was set in Stalag VI-A, near Hemer/Iserlohn in Military District VI. In Israel of the 1950s–1960s, "stalag" was a generic term for pornographic material with a theme of sadistic sexual activity between female SS officers and prisoners of war. In 2007, Ari Libsker made a film on entitled Stalags.

In 1993, the British TV movie Stalag Luft, starring Stephen Fry, featured a prisoner of war camp in which the German guards have abandoned the prisoners. List of POW camps in Germany Oflag La GUEFANGUE - La Vie des prisonniers de guerre Français en Basse-Bavière - 1939-1945 par Roger DEVAUX German prisoner of war camps Lamsdorf Reunited Arbeitskommando 10001 in Ruckenwaldau, Agency Camp German Stalag VIII-A. List of POW camps in Germany and occupied territories pl:Stalag Luft II

John D. Haynes House

The John D. Haynes House is a house in Fort Wayne, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; the house is a small and modest Usonian design in glass, red tidewater cypress, Chicago Common Brick on a red concrete slab. The gallery is offset to meet the rear of the great room at its center, rather than to one side. A music room and three bedrooms drop off this gallery; the plan thus generated is an outside T, with great room facing southwest and southeast, bedrooms looking southeast to the morning sun. The gabled roofing is asymmetrical; the house was designed inside the original layout of the Wildwood Park development, designed by the noted American landscape architect, Arthur Asahel Shurcliff. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004, the Historic Preservation Review Board declared the property a Local Historic District in April 2008, at the request of the out-of-state owner. In 2010, the owner, Richard Herber, asked the Historic Preservation Review Board to rescind the historic designation, a request they rejected, citing his failure to explain his change of mind as a factor in their decision.

In 2016, he sued the city council and historic preservation commission in U. S. federal court, but the case was dismissed in March 2017. Storrer, William Allin; the Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. University Of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN 0-226-77621-2 Frank Lloyd Wright Complete Works 1943–1959, by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and Peter Gössel. First in a series of three monographs featuring all of Wright's 1,100 designs, both realized and unrealized. Media related to John D. Haynes House at Wikimedia Commons

Veterinary Record

Vet Record is a peer-reviewed medical journal in the field of veterinary medicine. It is distributed to members of the British Veterinary Association as part of their membership, it was established in 1888. The journal was established in July 1888 by William Hunting, said to have started the journal with loans of £50 from another London veterinary surgeon, T. A. Dollar, which he never repaid, £20 from Dollar's son, J. A W. Dollar. Although The Veterinarian and The Veterinary Journal were well established and covered some of the same ground as Hunting's new journal, the fact that Veterinary Record was published every week and carried verbatim reports of council and local association meetings gave it an immediacy that the other publications could not match. Since July 2009, VetRecord has been published by the BMJ Group on behalf of the British Veterinary Association; the journal is abstracted and indexed by MEDLINE, ISI Current Contents, EMBASE and Sociedad Iberoamericana de Informacion Cientifica.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 2.050. According to the Web of Science, the following three articles have been cited most often: Benestad SL, Sarradin P, Thu B, Schönheit J, Tranulis MA, Bratberg B. "Cases of scrapie with unusual features in Norway and designation of a new type, Nor98". Veterinary Record. 153: 202–8. Doi:10.1136/vr.153.7.202. PMID 12956297. Gibbens JC, Sharpe CE, Wilesmith JW, Mansley LM, Michalopoulou E, Ryan JB, Hudson M. "Descriptive epidemiology of the 2001 foot-and-mouth disease epidemic in Great Britain: the first five months". Veterinary Record. 149: 729–43. Doi:10.1136/vr.149.24.729. PMID 11808655. Whay HR, Main DC, Green LE, Webster AJ. "Assessment of the welfare of dairy cattle using animal-based measurements: direct observations and investigation of farm records". Veterinary Record. 153: 197–202. Doi:10.1136/vr.153.7.197. PMID 12956296; the April Fools' Day 1972 issue included a paper on the diseases of Brunus edwardii: a description of lost limbs and thinning hair suffered by an animal whose Latin name means "brown" and "Edward".

The paper was accompanied by sketches of a teddy bear resembling Winnie the Pooh. The journal is mentioned and appears in the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small. In the episode "The Call of the Wild", the character based on James Herriot's assistant Brian Nettleton, has an article published in the Record, much to the chagrin of Herriot's partner Donald Sinclair

The Organization Man

The Organization Man is a bestselling book by William H. Whyte published by Simon & Schuster in 1956, it is considered one of the most influential books on management written. While employed by Fortune Magazine, Whyte did extensive interviews with the CEOs of major American corporations such as General Electric and Ford. A central tenet of the book is that average Americans subscribed to a collectivist ethic rather than to the prevailing notion of rugged individualism. A key point made was that people became convinced that organizations and groups could make better decisions than individuals, thus serving an organization became logically preferable to advancing one's individual creativity. Whyte felt this was counterfactual and listed a number of examples of how individual work and creativity can produce better outcomes than collectivist processes, he observed that this system led to risk-averse executives who faced no consequences and could expect jobs for life as long as they made no egregious missteps.

He thought that everyone should have more freedom. Whyte's book led to deeper examinations of the concept of "commitment" and "loyalty" within corporations. Whyte's book matched the fiction best seller of the period, The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson in inspiring criticism that those Americans motivated to win World War II returned to ostensibly less-meaningful lives. Marxist theorist Guy Debord discusses Whyte's observations in The Society of the Spectacle; the Organization Mad, a contemporary parody