Samuel Morse

Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs, he helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy. Samuel F. B. Morse was born in Charlestown, the first child of the pastor Jedidiah Morse, a geographer, his wife Elizabeth Ann Finley Breese, his father was a great preacher of the Calvinist faith and supporter of the American Federalist party. He thought it helped preserve Puritan traditions, believed in the Federalist support of an alliance with Britain and a strong central government. Morse believed in education within a Federalist framework, alongside the instillation of Calvinist virtues and prayers for his first son, his first ancestor in America was Samuel Morse, who emigrated to Dedham, Massachusetts in 1635. After attending Phillips Academy in Andover, Samuel Morse went on to Yale College to receive instruction in the subjects of religious philosophy and science of horses.

While at Yale, he attended lectures on electricity from Benjamin Silliman and Jeremiah Day and was a member of the Society of Brothers in Unity. He supported himself by painting. In 1810, he graduated from Yale with Phi Beta Kappa honors. Morse married Lucretia Pickering Walker on September 29, 1818, in New Hampshire, she died on February 7, 1825, of a heart attack shortly after the birth of their third child.. He married his second wife, Sarah Elizabeth Griswold on August 10, 1848, in Utica, New York and had four children. Morse expressed some of his Calvinist beliefs in his painting, Landing of the Pilgrims, through the depiction of simple clothing as well as the people's austere facial features, his image captured the psychology of the Federalists. This work attracted the attention of Washington Allston. Allston wanted Morse to accompany him to England to meet the artist Benjamin West. Allston arranged; the two men set sail aboard the Libya on July 15, 1811. In England, Morse perfected his painting techniques under Allston's watchful eye.

At the Academy, he was moved by the art of the Renaissance and paid close attention to the works of Michelangelo and Raphael. After observing and practicing life drawing and absorbing its anatomical demands, the young artist produced his masterpiece, the Dying Hercules. To some, the Dying Hercules seemed to represent a political statement against the British and the American Federalists; the muscles symbolized the strength of the young and vibrant United States versus the British and British-American supporters. During Morse's time in Britain, the Americans and British were engaged in the War of 1812. Both societies were conflicted over loyalties. Anti-Federalist Americans aligned themselves with the French, abhorred the British, believed a strong central government to be inherently dangerous to democracy; as the war raged on, Morse's letters to his parents became more anti-Federalist in tone. In one such letter, Morse wrote: I assert... that the Federalists in the Northern States have done more injury to their country by their violent opposition measures than a French alliance could.

Their proceedings are copied into the English papers, read before Parliament, circulated through their country, what do they say of them... they call them cowards, a base set, say they are traitors to their country and ought to be hanged like traitors. Although Jedidiah Morse did not change Samuel's political views, he continued as an influence. Critics believe that the elder Morse's Calvinist ideas are integral to Morse's Judgment of Jupiter, another significant work completed in England. Jupiter is shown in a cloud, accompanied by his eagle, with his hand spread above the parties and he is pronouncing judgment. Marpessa, with an expression of compunction and shame, is throwing herself into the arms of her husband. Idas, who tenderly loved Marpessa, is eagerly rushing forward to receive her while Apollo stares with surprise. Critics have suggested that Jupiter represents God's omnipotence—watching every move, made; some call the portrait a moral teaching by Morse on infidelity. Although Marpessa fell victim, she realized that her eternal salvation was important and desisted from her wicked ways.

Apollo shows no remorse for what he stands with a puzzled look. Many American paintings throughout the early nineteenth century had religious themes, Morse was an early exemplar of this. Judgment of Jupiter allowed Morse to express his support of Anti-Federalism while maintaining his strong spiritual convictions. Benjamin West sought to present the Jupiter at another Royal Academy exhibition, but Morse's time had run out, he left England on August 21, 1815, to return to the United States and begin his full-time career as a painter. The decade 1815–1825 marked significant growth in Morse's work, as he sought to capture the essence of America's culture and life, he painted the Federalist former President John Adams. The Federalists and Anti-Federalists clashed over Dartmouth College. Morse painted portraits of Francis Brown—the college's president—and Judge Woodward, involv

Andrew Moloney

Andrew Moloney is an Australian professional boxer. He has held the WBA interim super flyweight title since November 2019, he held the WBA Oceania bantamweight title from 2016 to 2017 and the Commonwealth super flyweight title in 2017. As an amateur, he won a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the flyweight division; as of October 2019, he is ranked as the world’s eighth best active super flyweight by BoxRec, The Ring magazine and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. Moloney represented Australia at two Commonwealth Games in 2010 and 2014. Moloney competed in the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships, the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships, the 2013 AIBA World Boxing Championships. Moloney qualified for the 2014 Commonwealth Games after claiming the Australian national amateur flyweight title, he progressed through the preliminary bouts with a unanimous 3-0 win over Waisu Taiwo, before facing Northern Ireland's Ruairi Dalton in the quarterfinal stage, where he again progressed with a 3-0 decision.

Moloney faced the hometown favourite Reece McFadden of Scotland, where Moloney adopted a patient gameplan to upset the Scot 2-1 on the judge's scorecards to progress through to the final. The gold medal bout, staged at the SEC Armadillo, was contested with Pakistan's Muhammad Waseem. Moloney scored a unanimous 3-0 decision to claim the gold medal. Following his success at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Moloney turned professional in October, 2014. Andrew is a twin brother to Jason Moloney, a professional boxer. Boxing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games - Flyweight Professional boxing record for Andrew Moloney from BoxRec Andrew Moloney on Twitter

Joseph Easby

Joseph William Easby was an English professional cricketer who played first-class cricket at the end of the 19th century. Easby was born at Appleton Wiske in Yorkshire in 1867, he joined the British Army and served in the King's Own York and Lancaster Regiment where, according to his Wisden obituary, he "learned his cricket" under the command of Leonard Hamilton. He played seven matches for Hampshire County Cricket Club in 1890 at a time when the county did not have first-class status. Easby showed such promise as a cricketer that he was "persuaded to leave the Army" and took up the position of groundsman at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury in order that he could qualify to play county cricket for Kent. In local cricket he scored a century on the ground in his first appearance for St Lawrence Cricket Club in 1892 and made his Kent County Cricket Club first-class debut in 1895, he went on to play 62 first-class matches for the county between 1895 and 1899. He was described as having "many strokes" and "was a fine field" who "could keep wicket well" but who did not fulfil his potential at first-class level.

Easby died at Dover in Kent in February 1915 aged 47. Joseph Easby at ESPNcricinfo