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Robert Patterson (pioneer)

Colonel Robert Patterson was a soldier and settler who helped found the cities of Lexington and Cincinnati, Ohio moved to Dayton, Ohio. Born in Pennsylvania, Patterson emigrated to Kentucky in 1775, he served in the Kentucky militia in the western theater of the American Revolutionary War. He took part in George Rogers Clark's celebrated Illinois campaign in 1778, fought in many other actions during the war, he was a captain of the Fayette County militia in the Battle of Blue Licks, the last major battle of the war in the west. He was, along with one of the few senior officers to survive that disastrous battle. In 1786 he was injured in Logan's Raid in the Northwest Indian War. Patterson moved north from Kentucky into the Northwest Territory in 1788, was one of the three founders of Cincinnati, a river port along the north side of the Ohio River across from Kentucky. Patterson moved to Dayton, Ohio, in 1802 and continued his military service as a quartermaster during the War of 1812. Patterson's farm, was located two miles south of Dayton where he and his wife Elizabeth raised eight children.

Their land is part of the University of Dayton and stretched from there west to the Old soldiers' home. One of Patterson's grandchildren, John H. Patterson, became a prominent Dayton citizen and founded the National Cash Register Company in 1884. Patterson's home, known as the Patterson Homestead, is now a historic house museum operated by Dayton History. Ohio Historical Society. "Robert Patterson" in Ohio History Central: An Online Encyclopedia of Ohio History, 2005. State Library of Ohio. "Patterson Family Papers". Entry from the New International Encyclopedia Hammon, Neal O. Daniel Boone and the Defeat at Blue Licks. Minneapolis: The Boone Society, 2005. Brown-Patterson Papers. Dayton Metro Library, Ohio. "View online finding aid". Retrieved August 29, 2012. Patterson Family Papers. Wright State University Special Collections and Archives, Ohio. "View online finding aid". Retrieved August 29, 2012. "Patterson, Robert". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. 1900

Tambi Larsen

Tambi Larsen was a Dane born in Bangalore, India. He emigrated to the United States at the age of 20, he married Barbara Dole in 1941 and became an American citizen in 1943. Tambi struggled to make a living as a set designer for Broadway shows. During World War II, Larsen worked for the Office of War Information, first broadcasting the news in Danish, after V-E Day, designing exhibits in Denmark as Assistant Cultural Relations Officer. After the war, the family—which now included son Peter and daughter Pamela—moved to Hollywood, where Larsen tried his hand in the movie industry, he was hired by Paramount Pictures as an Assistant Art Director. His first official job was on 1953's The Secret of the Incas. Two years after that debut, he won an Oscar for The Rose Tattoo, he was nominated for Hud, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, The Molly Maguires, Heaven's Gate, he won the British BAFTA award for The Spy Who Came In From The Cold. He designed at least 41 movies during his career. During a time-out from Hollywood while he designed a movie about Father Damien, Larsen began visiting Hawaii.

He and his wife bought a home in Kauai, in 1961. Over the years, he explored the island, taking snapshots which he drew with colored pencils, he called his exhibits "100 Entertainments." The Kauai Historical Society is preparing to publish a book of his 100 drawings. Tambi Larsen on IMDb Tambi Larsen at New York Times

Hadith of warning

The Hadith of Warning or Yawm al-Inzar known as the Invitation of the close families of Muhammad, was a hadith in which the Islamic prophet Muhammad attempted to warn his relatives to become Muslim. The hadith is narrated in the context of the revelation of Ash-Shu'ara, the 26th surah in the Quran, in 617; the surah includes a verse in which Muhammad is instructed to warn his relatives against adhering to their pagan beliefs and to instead become Muslim so as to avoid imminent disaster. There are two primary versions of the hadith, though both conclude with Muhammad failing to convince his family and being mocked by his uncle Abu Lahab. Due to the latter incident, the hadith has been linked to surah Al-Masad. Muhammad ascended a mountain to address the warning to his clan, the Quraysh, speaking of an approaching Doomsday and stating that only faith in God would save them. Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj and Abu Awana ascribe the following declaration to him: Alas for the sons of'Abd Manaf! I am a warner.

I am a man who has seen the enemy and hastens to warn his people, before the enemy gets ahead of him, exclaims: Alas, you are being attacked! The hadith is further elaborated in other variations with Muhammad issuing warnings of individual fates and stating that his own intercession would not be enough to save them. In such a context, he intreats by name his aunt Safiyya bint Abd al-Muttalib, his paternal uncles, as well as his daughter Fatimah. According to the Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal, upon receiving the Quranic instruction, Muhammad summoned thirty members of his immediate family to share in a meal with him, he asked his gathered relatives "who of you is willing to act for my religion and for my prophecies, in return will dwell in Paradise with me and become my successor in my family?" Among those gathered, only his young cousin, Ali ibn Abi Talib, offered his consent. Muhammad's reaction to this is not recorded, though other variations of the story state that he explicitly accepted Ali's support.

In one such account, recorded by Ibn Ishaq, Muhammad declares Ali to be his brother, his heir, as well as his successor. Others add a miraculous aspect to the hadith. Ibn Sa'd narrates that when forty members of his family arrived for the meal, Muhammad instructed Ali to feed them with a single plate of food; this plate provided enough food to satisfy all the guests. Muhammad invited the group another night and repeated the miracle, asking who among them will lend him their support so as to become his "brother" and enter Paradise. Here too, Ali is the only one to agree. In both versions, his response is shown in clear contrast to the remainder of the Quraysh. Sir Richard Burton comments that this banquet "won for a proselyte worth a thousand sabers in the person of Ali, son of Abu Talib." The differing primary versions of the hadith have been appropriated for political means in the schism between the Sunni and Shia sects of Islam. In regards to the address on the mountain, the idea that kinship with Muhammad not being enough to secure salvation can be interpreted to have anti-Shia insinuations.

This is due to the reverence given by the sect to the family of Muhammad. The implication was made clear with the implicit warning given to Fatimah, from whom the Shia Imams descend. Conversely, the second version was used to advance one of the primary tenets of Shi'ism; the direct appointment of Ali as Muhammad's heir was used to convey that his right to succession was established at the beginning of Muhammad's prophetic activity. His merit for the role was further emphasised by the description of him being alone among his family in his support of Muhammad; the event of Ghadir Khumm Succession to Muhammad Ashraf, Shahid. Encyclopedia of Holy Prophet and Companions. Anmol. ISBN 8126119403. Tabatabae, Mohammad Hosayn. Shi'ite Islam. Translated by Hossein Nasr. SUNY. ISBN 0-87395-272-3. Imamate: the Vicegerency of the Prophet by Rizvi, S. Saeed Akhtar, pp. 57–60. Peshawar Nights by Sultanu'l Wa'izin Shirazi, 2001

It Ain't My Fault (Brothers Osborne song)

"It Ain't My Fault" is a song recorded by American country music duo Brothers Osborne. The song was released in January 2017 as the duo's fifth single overall. Duo members John and T. J. Osborne co-wrote the song with Lee Thomas Miller; the duo wrote the song with Lee Thomas Miller in mid-2015. The song is about "a guy who doggedly, humorously refuses to own up to his own actions", as reflected in the title line. Miller came up with the opening lines about "a chain of events leading to an affair" while using a phone app that simulates drum patterns to create a drum pattern similar to the one used in " Satisfaction". Billboard compared the "series of occurrences that create a cheatin’ scenario" to "Third Rock from the Sun" by Joe Diffie; the recording session featured Jay Joyce as producer, Jason Hall as engineer, along with John Osborne on lead guitar, Adam Box on drums, Pete Sternberg on bass. John Osborne told Billboard that "We’ve all been there where we're drunk and stubborn, we’re not willing to admit it.

That’s what the song’s about. The singer knows that it’s his fault." Lead singer T. J. Osborne sings the song in a "darker frequency"; the official music video was directed by Wes Edwards and Ryan Silver. The film depicts the brothers as owners of a pawn shop robbed by men wearing rubber masks of U. S. presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, in an homage to the "Ex-Presidents" of the 1991 action crime thriller Point Break and as an implicit criticism of the American political system; the video uses the circumstances of the criminals' escape to make a series of visual gags about the presidents whose masks they wear: "Clinton" ogles a passing woman, "Bush" leaves his bag on the roof of his getaway vehicle and loses all of his money, "Obama" is shot at by a gunowner after running into his house, "Trump" upstages an African-American church service, attempts to pilfer the offering dish, gets caught up in an angry protest. The thieves all escape to freedom by scaling a wall, with "Trump" left behind and cornered by the police as the other "presidents" get off scot-free for their crimes.

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country describes the song as a "guitar-drenched, unapologetic jam that’s not to please the pop-country crowd". While Jason Scott of AXS said that the duo "hit on all cylinders with their new single". Angela Stefano of The Boot states that the tune "features a steady drum beat and guitar flourishes throughout its verses, which find the Osbornes placing blame for the previous night’s series of events on everyone but themselves". "It Ain't My Fault" was the most-added single at Country radio for the week of January 18, 2017. It first entered the Billboard's Country Airplay on chart date of January 2017 at No. 57, Hot Country Songs at No. 47 two weeks later peaking at 14. The song has sold 356,000 copies in the US as of November 2017

Filmed in Supermarionation

Filmed in Supermarionation is a 2014 documentary film about Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson and the struggling group of filmmakers who found success producing space-age puppet television series such as Supercar, Joe 90, Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and Thunderbirds. Directed by Stephen La Rivière, based on his book of the same name, the film was favorably received by critics, it was released theatrically in the UK on 11 October 2014, having been premiered at the British Film Institute on 30 September 2014. It was subsequently released on Blu-ray. Filmed in Supermarionation tells the story of the development of Supermarionation, a term coined to describe the unique form of puppetry employed by the teams at AP Films and Century 21 studios under the watchful eyes of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson; the documentary is hosted by Lady Penelope and Parker, the puppet stars of Thunderbirds, who seek to uncover the story behind their creation. Filmed in Supermarionation is notable for the filmmakers' efforts to create new puppet and special effects sequences that match the look and feel of the programmes produced by AP films during the 1960s.

Dialogue was recorded with members of the original Thunderbirds voice cast and puppets and sets were recreated to as close to the specification of the original Supermarionation series as possible. In addition to attempting to recreate 1960s film-making techniques, 21st century methods were employed in the interest of matching the original productions. Although special effects sequences were shot on 35mm film stock, puppet sequences were captured digitally; this allowed for the image to be manipulated in post production to better match the unique qualities of 1960s film photography. The digital workflow allowed for wire removal and digital set extensions to be utilised. Century 21 stills photographer Doug Luke was interviewed for the documentary, but is neither on it nor the deleted scenes. Upon release, Filmed in Supermarionation was well received by critics writing across a wide range of publications. Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian gave the film four stars, writing that, "There is something romantic about this success story of British entrepreneurial creativity."

Rich Trenholm of CNET was positive in stating, "the documentary's vibrant storytelling captures the vitality and sense of joy of the series themselves". Martin Townsend, in his New Year's editorial for The Sunday Express, enthused, "The likes of Apple and Microsoft may be impressive companies, but if I wanted to inspire children to be creative entrepreneurs I'd show them the Supermarionation film." Official website Filmed in Supermarionation on IMDb

1871 (film)

1871 is a 1990 period film about the rise and fall of the Paris Commune in 1871. It was produced by Stewart Richards; the writers were James Leahy and Terry James. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival; the film stars Ana Padrao, Roshan Seth, John Lynch, Jack Klaff, Timothy Spall. Ana Padrao - Severine Roshan Seth - Grafton John Lynch - O'Brien Jack Klaff - Cluseret Timothy Spall - Ramborde Dominique Pinon - Napoleon III Maria de Medeiros - Maria Med Hondo - Karl Marx Cédric Michiels - The Urchin 1871 on IMDb 1871 at AllMovie