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Sándor Márai

Sándor Márai was a Hungarian writer and journalist. He was born in 1900 on April 11 in the city of Kingdom of Hungary. Through his father, he was a relative of the Hungarian noble Országh family. In his early years, Márai travelled to and lived in Frankfurt and Paris and considered writing in German, but chose his mother language, for his writings. In Egy polgár vallomásai, Márai identifies the mother tongue language with the concept of nation itself, he settled in Krisztinaváros, Budapest, in 1928. In the 1930s, he gained prominence with a clear realist style, he was the first person to write reviews of the work of Franz Kafka. He wrote enthusiastically about the First and Second Vienna Awards, in which as the result of the German-Italian arbitration Czechoslovakia and Romania had to give back part of the territories which Hungary lost in the Treaty of Trianon. Márai was critical of the Nazis. Marai authored 46 books, his 1942 book Embers expresses a nostalgia for the bygone multi-ethnic, multicultural society of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, reminiscent of the works of Joseph Roth.

In 2006 an adaptation of this novel for the stage, written by Christopher Hampton, was performed in London. He disliked the communist regime that seized power after World War II, left – or was driven away – in 1948. After living for some time in Italy, Márai settled in the United States. Márai joined with Radio Free Europe between 1951-1968. Márai was disappointed in the Western powers for not helping the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, he was not published in English until the mid-1990s. Like other memoirs by Hungarian writers and statesmen, it was first published in the West, because it could not be published in the Hungary of the post-1956 Kádár era; the English version of the memoir was published posthumously in 1996. After his wife died in 1986, Márai retreated more into isolation. In 1987, he lived with advanced cancer and his depression worsened when he lost his adopted son, John, he ended his life with a gunshot to his head in San Diego in 1989. He left behind three granddaughters. Forgotten outside of Hungary, his work has only been "rediscovered" and republished in French, Catalan, English, Spanish, Czech, Danish, Korean, Dutch and other languages too, is now considered to be part of the European Twentieth Century literary canon.

“Hungarian Sándor Márai was the insightful chronicler of a collapsing world.” –Le Monde "It is one of the thus impacted me a lot." Dilma Rousseff on the book Embers. The Rebels, Hungarian title: A zendülők. ISBN 0-375-40757-X Esther's Inheritance, Hungarian title: Eszter hagyatéka. ISBN 1-4000-4500-2 Casanova in Bolzano, Hungarian title: Vendégjáték Bolzanóban ISBN 0-375-71296-8 Portraits of a Marriage, Hungarian titles: Az igazi and Judit... és az utóhang ISBN 978-1-4000-9667-1 Embers, Hungarian title: A gyertyák csonkig égnek. ISBN 0-375-70742-5 Memoir of Hungary, Hungarian title: Föld, föld...! ISBN 963-9241-10-5 The Withering World: Selected Poems by Sandor Marai ISBN 978-1-84749-331-6 Official Marai site at Knopf, releasing Marai's novels in English: Sándor Márai Blog – a fan blog with news, links Márai at Hunlit 70 Years Later, A New Chance To Read'Marriage' NPR story about new translation of "Portraits of A Marriage" Sándor Márai and Naples A documentary about Márai's Italian years

John Kavanagh (Arizona politician)

John Kavanagh is an American politician and a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives representing District 23 since January 14, 2019. He served in the Arizona State Senate from 2015 to 2019. Kavanagh served as a member of the Arizona House of Representatives representing District 23 from January 14, 2013 to January 12, 2015, representing District 8 from January 8, 2007 until January 14, 2013, he was a police officer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and retired as a detective sergeant, after 20 years of service. He is a professor of criminal justice at Scottsdale Community College, where he is Program Director of the Administration of Justice Studies and Forensic Science Programs, he is married to Linda with one grandchild. The grandson of Irish and German immigrants who came to Ellis Island in the early 20th century, he was born in Queens, New York. John Kavanagh earned his BA in liberal arts from New York University, his MA in government from St. John's University, his PhD in criminal justice from Rutgers University.

Kavanagh retired as a detective sergeant. He served at Kennedy Airport, where he was on the crash crew, the Port Authority Bus Terminal in the Times Square area of New York City and taught in the police academy. Upon retiring from the Port Authority Police, Kavanagh moved to Fountain Hills and taught as an adjunct and full-time instructor at Arizona State University for several years and was a professor of criminal justice and program director at Scottsdale Community for 15 years, he will still teach there as an adjunct. 2014 Elected to the Arizona State Senate in District 23, defeating Democrat Paula Pennypacker, replacing Sen. Michele Reagan, elevated to Secretary of State in the same election. 2012 Redistricted to District 23 alongside incumbent Representative Michelle Ugenti, with incumbent Republican Representatives John Fillmore running for Arizona Senate and Frank Pratt redistricted to District 8, Kavanagh ran alongside Representative Ugenti in the three-way August 28, 2012 Republican Primary.

2010 With Representative Reagan running for Arizona Senate and leaving a District 8 seat open, Kavanagh ran in the six-way August 24, 2010 Republican Primary and placed first with 18,081 votes. 2008 Kavanagh and Representative Reagan were unopposed for the September 2008 Republican Primary. 2006 When incumbent Republican Representative Colette Rosati ran for Arizona Senate and left a District 8 seat open, Kavanagh ran in the five-way September 12, 2006 Republican Primary, taking second place with 7,979 votes. 2000-2006 Was appointed to fill an open two-year term on the Fountain Hills Town Council and was elected to another four-year term. 1978-1981 Elected twice to New Jersey Town Council. On February 11, 2019, on religious grounds, John Kavanagh made belittling comments following a humanist invocation made by Rep. Athena Salman on the floor of the Arizona House of Representatives. Rep. Salman lodged a protest on the House floor the following day, citing the multiple House and federal rules Kavanagh had violated with his remarks.

John Kavanagh made news by passing a bill to end abusive lawsuits against businesses for minor violations of Arizona's American's With Disabilities Act. Kavanagh's bill gives businesses a "cure period" during which they can correct violations and avoid litigation. Kavanagh passed legislation granting those who break into locked vehicles to rescue children and pets from overheating on hot days immunity from civil liability and lawsuits. In 2016, John Kavanagh passed a law mandating that doctors check the Controlled Substance Prescription Monitoring Program database before prescribing a controlled substance to a patient, in response to doctor shopping by opioid abusers. John Kavanagh made news for his controversial comment on inmate Regan Clarine being asked to treat her C-section with sugar, he commented "That doesn't sound like a true allegation. That sounds ridiculous. Prisoners have 24/7 to write letters. I'm not saying that some of them can't have a basis in fact, but you gotta take them with a grain of salt, or, in the case of the hospital, maybe a grain of sugar."Kavanagh was the lead sponsor of a bill to remove eleven controversial phrases from Arizona's controversial 9/11 Memorial.

As a retired Port Authority police officer, Kavanagh was upset by the controversial phrases because he knew many of the 37 Port Authority police officers who died at the World Trade Center on September 11. One of the phrases involved the name of Balbir Singh Sodhi, a victim of a racist retaliatory attack in Arizona after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Claiming that Sodhi, murdered four days afte

List of compositions by Herbert Howells

Works by the British composer Herbert Howells. Missa Sine Nomine Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G Requiem Te Deum and Jubilate Magnificat and Nunc dimittis Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis for Men's Voices and Organ Magnificat and Nunc dimittis Te Deum and Bendictus for Christ Church Cathedral, Canterbury Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Magnificat and Nunc dimittis for St Paul's Cathedral Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Hymnus Paradisi Te Deum and Bendictus for St. George's Chapel, Windsor Office of the Holy Communion Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Magnificat and Nunc dimittis Missa Aedis Christi Te Deum for St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Te Deum for Searle Wright at St. Paul's Church Columbia University Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Preces and Responses Coventry Mass Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Te Deum for the West Ridings Cathedrals Festival Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Te Deum for Washington Cathedral Erwin In Manus Tuas Kensington Michael Newnham Salisbury Sancta Civitas Twigworth Blessed are the Dead By Whose Breath All Souls and Seeds are Living A Christmas Carol - So now is come our Joyful'st Feast Coventry Antiphon Even such is Time God be in my head God is Gone Up God Is Love A Golden Lullaby A Grace for 10 Downing Street Here is the little door Holy Spirit Ever Dwelling A Hymn for St. Cecilia O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem Like as the hart The Key of the Kingdom King of Glory Latin Church Music I: Salve Regina & O Salutaris Hostia Latin Church Music II: Regina Caell Latin Church Music III: Nunc Dimittis Levavi oculos meos Long Long Ago Now Abideth Faith and Charity O Holy City Salvator Mundi Sing lullaby A Sequence for St. Michael A Spotless Rose Take him, for cherishing A True Story Tune thy Music Where Wast Thou?

- Motet for Canterbury Concerto for String Orchestra Fanfare The King's Herald Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra Merry-Eye Music for a Prince: Two Pieces for Orchestra Penguinski Piano Concerto No. 2 in C, Op. 39 Serenade for 4 Solo Violins & String Orchestra Puck's Minuet Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4 Suite for String Orchestra Three Dances Lady Audrey's Suite, Op. 19 String Quartet No. 3, "In Gloucestershire" Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 21 Fantasy String Quartet, Op. 25 Rhapsodic Quintet, Op. 31 Oboe Sonata Clarinet Sonata Howells' Clavichord Polka for 2 pianos Cradle Song Flourish for a Bidding Fugue and Epilogue Intrada No. 2 Master Tallis's Testament Organ Sonata No 1 in C Paean Partita Prelude De Profundis Preludio Sine Nomine Rhapsody No. 4 Bene Psallite in Vociferatione Saraband for the Morning of Easter Saraband in Modo Elegiaco Siciliano for a High Ceremony Six Pieces for Organ Six Short Pieces for Organ Sonata for Organ St. Louis comes to Clifton Three Pieces for Organ Three Psalm Preludes Set 1 Three Psalm Preludes Set 2 Two Pieces Two Slow Airs for Organ Behold, O God, Our Defender An English Mass The House of the Mind A Hymn for St Cecilia Hymnus Paradisi A Kent Yeoman's Wooing Song A Maid Peerless Michael- a Fanfare Setting Missa Sabrinensis - The Severn Mass O Mortal Man Sine Nomine: A Phantasy Sir Patrick Spens Stabat Mater Te Deum When Cats Run Home Cooke, Phillip A..

"Appendix:Catalogue of the Works of Herbert Howells". The Music of Herbert Howells. Boydell & Brewer Ltd. pp. 309–352. ISBN 9781843838791. Retrieved 23 September 2019

University of Luhansk

The University of Luhansk, is the oldest university in Donbas region and has a reputation as one of Ukraine's most prestigious universities. Following the 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine and the establishment of Luhansk People's Republic, two independent institutions claim to represent this university. One continues to operate in the same campus as before in Luhansk, while the other operates from Ukraine-controlled Starobilsk. U of Luhansk grew out of an association of professors in the city of Luhansk, formed by the Soviet authorities as Teachers' Training Institute in 1921; the University of Luhansk is referred to as the best regional educational establishment in Ukraine. In addition to cultural and practical participation in the work of the Ukrainian society, the University participates in international projects such as MBA joint program with Franklin Pierce University. March 1, 1921 – Regional Teachers' Training Courses were opened. 1923 – The first higher educational establishment was founded in Donbas region: Donets Institute of National Education in Luhansk.

1934 – Donetsk Institute of National Education was reorganized into Luhansk State Pedagogical Institute. 1939 – Luhansk State Pedagogical Institute was named after Taras Shevchenko. 1993 – Hrinchenko Studies Institute and Canada-Ukraine Renaissance Centre were opened at the University of Luhansk. 1998 – Institute obtained the IV level of accreditation. 2000 – LNPU was recognised as the best university in Ukraine for sports achievements, according to the results of the VII Open International Assessment "Zolota Fortuna" the University won two prizes: "Best Ukrainian Regional University" and "Great Contribution to Ukrainian Pedagogical Science Development." 2001 – the Eastern Branch of Taras Shevchenko Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was founded at the University of Luhansk. 2002 – According to the results of the IX International Academic Assessment "Zolota Fortuna" the U of Luhansk received the Silver Stella and the Diploma "The 3-rd Millennium Best Quality of Education".

2003 – According to the President's Decree №1012/2003 on 11 September Luhansk Taras Shevchenko State Pedagogical University acquired the status of National University. 2004 – According to the results of the XI International Academic Assessment "Gold Fortune" university was rewarded with the IV Degree Order "For Work Achievements." 2004 – Four branches of the Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine were opened at the University: the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Donetsk O. Galkin Physical and Engineering Institute, the Institute of Industrial Economy and the Institute of Archaeology. 2005 – Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National Pedagogical University was awarded the Silver Medal in the nomination "Modernisation of Higher Education According to the Principles of the Bologna Declaration" at the VIII International Exhibition of Higher Education Institutions. 2005 – LNPU received honorary university title of "Leader of Modern Education" and got the diploma "For High Achievements in Pedagogical and Scientific Activities and Important Contribution to the Modernisation of the National System of Education."

2006 – Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National Pedagogical University was awarded the Gold Medal of the IX International Exhibition of Educational Establishments in the nomination "Introduction of New Forms of the Organization of Teaching Process." 2006 – LNPU acquired Honorary University Title of "Leader of Modern Education" and "Leader in Creation of Up-to-date Training Aids." 2006 – According to the Assessment of Higher Education Institutions of Ukraine of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, is the best higher education institution in Ukraine. 2006–2007 – German Language and Culture Center of Goethe-Institute was established at the university. The Confucius Institute was opened that academic year. 2007 – Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National Pedagogical University was awarded with golden medal of the 10th Anniversary Exhibition "Modern Education in Ukraine – 2007" for "Introducing the Achievements of Pedagogy into the Practice of Education." Apart from this the university acquired the title "Leader of Modern Education."

2007 – According to the results of the Assessment of the Universities of Ukraine Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National Pedagogical University was named the best Ukrainian higher educational establishment by the Ministry of Science of Ukraine. 2008 – University of Luhansk became Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University. 2014 – Due to the War in Donbass the university was evacuated to Starobilsk. 20% of the staff remained in Luhansk running their own version of the university controlled by Luhansk People's Republic. 80% of staff and about half its pre-conflict 20,000 student were regained by the university. In the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election the university president Vitaliy Kurylo was elected as member of the Ukrainian parliament. Institute of Economics and Business Institute of Physics and Information Technologies Institute of History, International Relations and Socio-Political Sci


Neuilly-sur-Marne is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 13.1 km from the center of Paris. Crossed by Marne River. On 13 April 1892, a third of the territory of Neuilly-sur-Marne was detached and became the commune of Neuilly-Plaisance. Neuilly-sur-Marne is served by no station of RER, or suburban rail network; the closest station to Neuilly-sur-Marne is Neuilly-Plaisance station on Paris RER line A. This station is located in the neighboring commune of Neuilly-Plaisance, 1.3 km from the town center of Neuilly-sur-Marne. Schools in the commune: 12 preschools/nursery schools: 10 elementary schools Junior high schools: Georges Braque, Albert Camus, Honoré de Balzac 1 Senior high school/sixth-form college: Lycée CugnotSenior high schools/sixth-form colleges in the surrounding area include: Lycée Georges Clemenceau - Villemomble Lycée Gustave Eiffel - Gagny Lycée Evariste Galois - Noisy-le-Grand Church of Saint Baudilus Sylvain Wiltord, footballer William Vainqueur, footballer Communes of the Seine-Saint-Denis department INSEE Official website

Louis Crompton

Louis Crompton, son of Master Mariner Clarence and Mabel Crompton, was a Canadian-born scholar, professor and pioneer in the instruction of queer studies. Crompton received an M. A. in mathematics from the University of Toronto in 1948 and a Ph. D. in English from the University of Chicago in 1954. After teaching mathematics at the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto, he joined the English department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1955, retiring in 1989. During his career, he gained an international reputation as a scholar of the works of George Bernard Shaw. In 1970, Crompton taught a gay studies class at UNL, the second such course offered in the United States, an action that raised LGBT awareness in academia and the nation; the course provoked one Nebraska state legislator into introducing a bill that would ban any teaching on homosexuality in any Nebraska public college. However, Crompton decided not to offer the course again, but continued to pursue the subject through research and publication.

In the early 1970s, Crompton became the faculty advisor for the Gay Action Group, forerunner of today's UNL Queer Ally Coalition, helped found the UNL Homophobia Awareness Committee, which became the Committee on Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Concerns. In 1974, Crompton co-founded the Gay and Lesbian Caucus of the Modern Language Association. In 1978, Crompton scored a literary coup by editing and publishing in the Journal of Homosexuality the full text of "Offences Against One's Self: Paederasty," a never-before published 1785 essay by utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham. Bentham had suppressed the essay during his lifetime, for fear of public outrage at his views on liberalizing the laws concerning homosexual activity. Crompton received many awards and honors during his career, including the Bonnie Zimmerman and Vern L. Bullough Prize of the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality award for 2003 for his book Homosexuality and Civilization, which covers 2500 years of world history.

In 2009, a scholarship was established at UNL in Crompton's name for students working toward "a more just, inclusive society for the LGBTQ community". At the time of his death, who had retired to California, was Professor Emeritus of English at UNL, he was survived by his partner of forty years, Luis Diaz-Perdomo a former UNL faculty member who served many years with Counseling and Psychological Services at UNL and facilitated the Gay Men’s Discussion Group. Books written by Crompton include: Shaw the Dramatist, University of Nebraska Press, 1969. ISBN 0803200315 Byron and Greek Love: Homophobia in 19th-century England, University of California Press, 1985. ISBN 0520051726 Homosexuality and Civilization, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003. ISBN 067401197X