José Casimiro Rondeau Pereyra was a general and politician in Argentina and Uruguay in the early 19th century. He was born in Buenos Aires but soon after his birth, the family moved to Montevideo, where he grew up and went to school. At the age of twenty, he joined the armed forces in Buenos Aires, but transferred to a regiment in Montevideo. During the British invasion of 1806, he was sent to England. After the defeat of the British troops, he was released and went to Spain, where he fought in the Napoleonic Wars; when he returned to Montevideo in August 1810, he joined the independentist forces and was nominated military leader of the independentist armies of the Banda Oriental Uruguay. His military successes in the various battles for Montevideo won him the post of the military leader of the campaign in Peru, replacing José de San Martín, who had to resign due to health reasons. In 1815, the Constituting General Assembly of the provinces of La Plata elected Rondeau their Supreme Director, but due to his absence, he never served as director.
Ignacio Álvarez Thomas was named acting Supreme Director in his place. After two defeats against the Spanish royalist troops in Peru at Venta y Media and Sipe-Sipe, he was relieved from his command in 1816, he returned to Buenos Aires, where he became governor for a brief stint from June 5 to July 30, 1818. In 1819 he became Pueyrredón's successor as Supreme Director, but had to resign the following year after the Battle of Cepeda. Subsequently, Rondeau retreated to Montevideo and tried to keep out of the internal wars between competing generals of the independentists, he led several military campaigns against the Indians and in the independence wars against Brazil. In 1828, after the Treaty of Montevideo, he was elected as the governor of the newly founded Eastern Republic of Uruguay. Rondeau occupied this post from December 22, 1828 until April 17, 1830, when he was forced to abdicate by his opponent Juan Antonio Lavalleja, who held the majority in the still young parliament. Lavalleja was named governor ad interim.
Rondeau still served as general in the army, though. In the civil war of Uruguay from 1836 between the Blancos and the Colorados, he fought on the side of the latter and served as their war minister, he was killed in 1844 during the Great Siege of Montevideo. List of heads of state of Argentina List of Presidents of Uruguay Short biography. Longer biography in Spanish
Ann E. Rondeau
Ann Elisabeth Rondeau is a retired United States Navy Vice Admiral. During her tenure in the Navy, she earned four Legion of Merit awards, two Defense Distinguished Service Medals, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal. Rondeau was the controversial president of National Defense University and, after serving as the president of the College of DuPage, was chosen by United States Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer to be president of the Naval Postgraduate School in 2019. Rondeau earned a history degree from Eisenhower College in 1973, she was named most distinguished graduate by the board of trustees and received the Groben Award for Leadership. In 1982, Rondeau received her master's degree in comparative government from Georgetown University, she attended Northern Illinois University for her doctoral studies. Rondeau was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in public service from Carthage College. In 1974, Rondeau received her commission through the U. S. Navy's Officer Candidate School, she was commander of Pacific Fleet Communications from 1974 until 1976 and air intelligence officer and operations officer to Patrol Squadron Fifty from 1976 until 1980.
She became part of the navy staff of the NATO-Europe branch of Strategy and Policy in 1982, became assistant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense focused on policy analysis before being assigned to the Office of African Affairs. She was named a White House Fellow in 1985, served as special assistant to the Attorney General for national security affairs, she became executive officer of Fast Sealift Squadron One in 1987, as well as officer in charge of the Military Sealift Command Unit in New Orleans. In 1989, Rondeau became assistant for political-military analysis of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel. Rondeau became second battalion officer at the United States Naval Academy in 1990, was named commanding officer of Naval Support Activity in La Maddelena, Italy in 1992, she became a CNO Fellow on the Strategic Studies Group in Newport, Rhode Island before becoming military assistant to the United States Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for policy in 1995. Rondeau joined the Navy's Quadrennial Defense Review Support Office in 1996 and served as commanding officer of Naval Support Activity Mid-South in 1997.
She became chief of staff for shore installation of the U. S. Pacific Fleet Staff commander in chief in 1999. In 2001, Rondeau became commander of the Naval Training Center Great Lakes, was named rear admiral in 2002. In 2003, Rondeau was named commander of Naval Service Training Command. In 2004, she became commander of Naval Personnel Development Command. In 2005, she was named director of Navy Staff and became a vice admiral in 2006; that same year, she became deputy commander of United States Transportation Command. She retired as a vice admiral in the United States Navy on April 11, 2012. In July 2009, she was named president of the National Defense University. Rondeau was a speaker at the 2010 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. In May 2016, Rondeau was named the sixth president of the College of DuPage, Illinois' largest community college, she was the first female president in the school's history. On October 10, 2018, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named Rondeau as the next president of the Naval Postgraduate School, with her term beginning on January 1, 2019.
She will be the 50th President of the institution. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a member of the Executive Committee of Council for Higher Education Accreditation, she worked as a consultant with Allen Austin's Total Performance Leadership initiative and IBM's The Watson Group. List of female United States military generals and flag officers Schultz, Fred. "Women are fitting in fine: An interview with Vice Admiral Ann Rondeau, U. S. Navy". Naval Institute Proceedings. 133: 22–26.. Official Navy biography Interview with Rear Admiral Ann E. Rondeau Military Training Technology
Jean Rondeau was a French race car driver and constructor, who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1980, in a car bearing his own name, an achievement which remains unique in the history of the race. Rondeau drove in Formula Renault before moving to saloon cars, he raced a handful of Le Mans events as a guest driver before leading the Inaltera team in 1976. After the wallpaper company withdrew its sponsorship, Rondeau continued with Ford-powered GTP cars bearing his own name in 1978, scoring a coup by hiring Henri Pescarolo for his team in 1979. Rondeau and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud took victory in the 1980 24 Hours of Le Mans after fighting hard against the Porsche 908/80 of Jacky Ickx and Reinhold Joest. Rondeau remains the only man to win the race in a car bearing his own design. After teammates Pescarolo and Jean Ragnotti retired with engine problems during the night and Jaussaud took overall victory by a margin of two laps. Rondeau finished second in the 1984 24 Hours of Le Mans as part of the American Preston Henn's race team, running with John Paul, Jr. in a Porsche 956B.
The pair finished two laps behind the Joest Racing Porsche 956B of Henri Pescarolo and Klaus Ludwig, seven laps clear of the third placed Skoal Bandit 956B of David Hobbs, Philippe Streiff and Sarel van der Merwe. Jean Rondeau joined an effort to develop a Group Six race car to replace those of the French factory teams that withdrew from the class in 1975; the original project was centered on use of a 2.7 L Peugeot V8, but Rondeau was convinced that the more powerful Ford-Cosworth DFV V8, which had powered the winning car in the 1975 24 Hours of Le Mans, had greater prospects for success. After picking up sponsorship from the French wallpaper company Inaltera, Rondeau built group of six cars eligible to compete in the GT prototype class. Rondeau's factory to those of Courage and Pescarolo Sport, was based near Le Mans; the first Rondeau-built car to compete at Le Mans was the Inaltera GTP in 1976. It achieved GTP class wins against Peugeot, Aston-Martin, Ferrari powered cars for two consecutive years, in 1977 placing fourth overall and 27 laps behind the race winner.
After Inaltera withdrew its support, Rondeau picked up sponsorship from the elevator company Otis and built a modified version of the Inaltera cars bearing his own name. The Rondeau M378 was introduced in 1978 and the M379 was unveiled the following year. Lackluster finishes in 1978 and 1979 fed the common regard of the DFV motor as uncompetitive in Group Six for want of an adequate combination of power and reliability; the Rondeau team scored surprise first and third-place finishes in 1980 with the M379B. With that win Rondeau became one of two independent builders, not associated with a major manufacturer, to win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans since the event resumed in 1949. In 1981 Rondeau entered five cars, finishing third. However, this was overshadowed by the death of Rondeau team driver Jean-Louis Lafosse in the early hours of the race after crashing out on the Hunaudieres straight. Rondeau cars would never again approach those heights at Le Mans. In 1982 the Rondeau team made a strong bid for the manufacturers' title in the World Endurance Championship with wins at the Monza and Nurburgring 1000 km events and a close second-place ranking behind Porsche in season points.
The new 3.3 L and 3.9 L Cosworth DFL motors showed inadequate reliability for Le Mans, with all three works M382s retiring with mechanical failures. A controversial FIA ruling allowed Porsche to claim points from a entered 911 at the Nurburgring race, which gave the title to the German company. Rondeau's main sponsor, were so incensed that they withdrew sponsorship of the French concern; the 1983 season saw Otis replaced with Ford as Rondeau's main supporter and the entry of the new M482 at Le Mans. The inadequate reliability of the DFL motors and Rondeau's problems developing ground effects aerodynamics suggested that Rondeau would never again be competitive without major car and motor development that were beyond their means. Rondeau's team was disbanded at the end of 1983; the Rondeau car was last seen at Le Mans in 1988 in run hands. A total of 19 Rondeau chassis were constructed. Rondeau was killed when his car was hit by a train outside Champagné, he had been following a police car across the train tracks – while the boom gates were down – and his car was hit by the train that the gates had closed for
Rondeau Provincial Park
Rondeau Provincial Park, located in southwestern Ontario, Canada is the second oldest provincial park having been established with an order in council on 8 September 1894. The park is located on an 8 km long crescentic sand spit extending into Lake Erie. In a 1930 soil survey most of the spit was mapped as Berrien sand, imperfectly drained. There are only two sand spits like this one in all of North America, one in Rondeau and one in Florida. Rondeau was established in 1894 as a response to demand for cottaging opportunities by residents of nearby Chatham, it is the second-oldest provincial park in Ontario. Until it was recognized as the largest tourist destination in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Rondeau is home to the largest area of Carolinian forest in Canada, a long sand beach, a large marsh half of Rondeau Bay, campgrounds and a cottage community. Most of the park is natural environment; the name of the park comes from the French words "ronde eau" or "round water" which describes the shape of the harbour sheltered by the peninsula.
The park is an important stopover for birds during migration and has been identified as a Canadian Important Bird Area. Its Carolinian woods provide nesting habitat for the prothonotary warbler and many other Carolinian species. Limited hunting of white-tailed deer has been permitted within the park to control deer numbers because these animals no longer have any natural predators, pose a threat to the park's forested areas. Waterfowl hunting is permitted in the park area in the fall; the park's signature landmark has always been the Government Dock on Rondeau Bay. The original Government Dock was built in 1895, the year, it survived until 1907. The second dock was built in 1909 and it remained in place until 1954 when it was rebuilt & lengthened to go farther out into deeper water; this dock remained until 1971 when it was rebuilt as a 420' x 16' structure. Cost of construction was $50,000; the 1971 Government Dock remained in active use until February 28, 2014 when it was destroyed by a demolition crew hired by Ontario Parks.
According to MNR Press Releases the dock was a victim of an unusually harsh winter. One theory is that the thick bay ice hugged its support braces and when the ice floated up under hydraulic pressure it pulled the pilings up with it; that allowed the shifting ice to move a section northward, giving it a noticeable bend near the ’T’ at the end. On January 15 the dock was “temporarily” cordoned-off pending an Engineer’s Report on the options for fixing it. Six weeks demolition began using heavy equipment driven out onto the ice, and a week after that the Government Dock was gone from Rondeau Bay. On March 14 a Ridgetown-area family started an online petition asking former Superintendent Rick Post to replace the dock. On March 25 the Chatham Daily News reported on the petition. An MNR spokesperson said that nothing was yet decided — and the Engineer’s Report hadn’t been completed. Note that by the dock had been gone for nearly a month. On April 3 Chatham-Kent Essex MPP Rick Nicholls raised the issue of replacing the Government Dock during Question Period in the Legislature.
On May 17 MPP Nicholls stated that he was unable to obtain a copy of the Engineers Report justifying the demolition of the structure. On June 4 an MNR spokesperson gave this statement to the local newsmedia: “There was an engineering firm, doing an assessment. They’ve now completed the assessment and the rehab options and we’re reviewing the report. We have to keep it closed because it’s a safety risk, but we have to take time to consider our options. We will be looking at a number of things. Factors under consideration are things like recreational opportunities, species at risk and cost effectiveness.” At this point the dock had been gone for 96 days. The estimated cost to rebuild the structure is $600,000 to $750,000; as a provincially owned structure over 40 years of age, it was covered by the Standards & Guidelines for Protection of Provincial Heritage Properties and should have had a Cultural Heritage assessment done by a qualified assessor prior to demolition. There is no indication that this assessment was completed by Ontario Parks.
The Rondeau Yacht Club was founded in 1932. In 2007 as part of the club's 75th anniversary celebrations, Martha Crow Ciupa & Bob Ciupa wrote'Rondeau Yacht Club: the first 75 years, 1932 to 2007'. Today, Rondeau Yacht Club operates during July & August teaching sailing, windsurfing and swimming to area children; the Land Use Permit for the Rondeau Yacht Club is to be renewed annually through 2017, at which point Ontario Parks expects the 85-year-old facility to be demolished. One of Ontario's first publicly accessible Defibrillators is located at the Rondeau Yacht Club; the device is maintained by the Rondeau Cottagers Association. In the Ontario Parks system, Algonquin and McGregor Point continue the tradition of owned cottages on leased land. Rondeau is unique in that Section 5b of the 1894 Rondeau Park Act states that Rondeau Park was created to provide cottaging opportunities for area residents. Forty cottage lots were surveyed at the outset. Several other provincial parks have owned cottages within their boundaries on lots deeded to the cottage owners.
Other provincial parks have cottages that are owned by the Ministry of Natural Resources and rented
Gérard Rondeau was a French photographer. He took photographs of World War I battlefields in his native Marne, the Reims cathedral, black-and-white portraits of celebrities and authors, his photography was exhibited both in internationally. He was the recipient of an award for his work, he was the illustrator of over 20 non-fiction books. Gérard Rondeau was born in 1953 in Chalons-sur-Marne in France, his parents were schoolteachers. Rondeau worked at the Alliance Française in Sri Lanka, in the 1970s, he was inspired by a collection photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson he found in their library. He first took photographs of the Reims cathedral and battlefields from World War I in his native Marne, he was best known for his white portraits of celebrities and authors. Over the years, he took photographs of celebrities including Iggy Pop, Clint Eastwood, Peter Falk, Christian Louboutin, Serge Reggiani, Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier, Geraldine Chaplin, Isabella Rossellini, Paul Bowles, Alain Bashung, Pierre Soulages, Jacques Derrida and Jim Jarmusch.
His photography was exhibited at the Grand Palais and the Maison européenne de la photographie in Paris. It was exhibited at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. Rondeau was the author of more than fifteen books, he travelled to Yugoslavia with Médecins du Monde during the wars of the 1990s, published his diary about his experience. Many of his photographs were published in Le Monde over the course of 20 years. Rondeau was the recipient of the Best Multimedia Award from the Globes de Cristal Award in 2007. Rondeau resided near Trélou-sur-Marne in Picardy, he died of cancer on September 2016, at the Henri Mondor Hospital in Créteil, Val-de-Marne. He was 63. Rondeau, Gérard. Parcous romain. Paris: Barrault Éditions. ISBN 9782736001292. OCLC 24547790. Rondeau, Gérard. Capitales oubliées: Vilnius, Tallinn. Paris: Vilo. ISBN 9782719102947. OCLC 123244937. Dizdarevic, Zlatko. Le silence, et rien alentour. Arles: Actes Sud. ISBN 9782742702572. OCLC 416929209. Dizdarevic, Zlatko. Oslobodenje le journal qui refuse de mourir: Sarajevo 1992–1996.
Paris: La Découverte. ISBN 9782707125842. OCLC 413764266. Rondeau, Gérard. Figures du Maroc. Casablanca: EDDIF. ISBN 9789981090071. OCLC 39319405. Rondeau, Gerard. Strasbourg. Strasbourg: La nuée bleue. ISBN 9782716501644. OCLC 40892669. Rondeau, Gerard. C'est écrit. Strasbourg: La Nuée bleue. ISBN 9782716504812. OCLC 468833829. Caujolle, Christian. Le Maroc: hommage à Delacroix. Montpellier: Presses du Languedoc. ISBN 9782859982188. OCLC 43165574. Rondeau, Gerard. Rebeyrolle ou le journal d'un peintre. Neuchâtel: Ides et calendes. ISBN 9782825801727. OCLC 46800845. Rondeau, Gerard. Les fantômes du chemin des dames: le presbytère d'Yves Gibeau. Paris: Seuil. ISBN 9782020613941. OCLC 53297641. Artaud, Antonin. Antonin Artaud à Ville-Evrard: pendant la durée d'une nuit blanche. Cognac: Le Temps qu'il fait. ISBN 9782868533777. OCLC 52811584. Rondeau, Gerard. Missions: médecins du monde. Paris: Seuil. ISBN 9782020796583. OCLC 492380010. Rondeau, Gerard. Hors cadre. Paris: Réunion des musées nationaux. ISBN 9782711849826. OCLC 62130863.
Rondeau, Gerard. Chroniques d'un portraitiste: 1986–2006. Paris: Seuil. ISBN 9782020656443. OCLC 421619277. Rondeau, Gerard. La grande rivière Marne: dérives et inventaires. Strasbourg: La Nuée bleue. ISBN 9782716507790. OCLC 721820961. Rondeau, Gerard. La cathédrale de Reims. Paris: Grand Palais. ISBN 9782711858002. OCLC 717152770. Rondeau, Gerard. Il se peut qu'on s'évade. Paris: Editions Thierry Magnier. ISBN 9782364740129. OCLC 759038386. Rondeau, Gerard. République. Paris: Seuil. ISBN 9782021030181. OCLC 779688034. Fulgence, Helene. Musée du quai Branly: là où soufflent les esprits. Paris: Éditions de La Martinière. ISBN 9782732449166. OCLC 902610244. Bresc-Bautier, Geneviève. Le Louvre. Paris: Citadelles & Mazenod. ISBN 9782350314570. OCLC 863230607. Dagen, Philippe. Shadows / Au bord de l'ombre. Sainte Marguerite: Edition des Equateurs. ISBN 9782849904091. OCLC 908086905. Rondeau, Gerard. J'avais posé le monde sur la table. Normandy: Éditions des Équateurs. ISBN 9782849904329. OCLC 932126184. Official website