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Scrooge McDuck

Scrooge McDuck is a fictional character created in 1947 by Carl Barks as a work-for-hire for The Walt Disney Company. Scrooge is an elderly Scottish anthropomorphic Pekin duck with a yellow-orange bill and feet, he wears a red or blue frock coat, top hat, pince-nez glasses, spats. He is portrayed in animations as speaking with a Scottish accent. Named after Ebenezer Scrooge from the 1843 novel A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is an wealthy business magnate and self-proclaimed "adventure-capitalist" whose dominant character traits are his wealth, his thrift, his tendency to seek more wealth through adventure, he is the maternal uncle of Donald Duck, the grand-uncle of Huey and Louie, a usual financial backer of Gyro Gearloose. Within the context of the fictional Duck universe, he is the world's richest person, he is portrayed as an oil tycoon, businessman and owner of the largest mining concerns and many factories to operate different activities. His "Money Bin" — and indeed Scrooge himself — are used as a humorous metonyms for great wealth in popular culture around the world.

McDuck was characterized as a greedy miser and antihero, but in appearances he has been portrayed as a thrifty hero and explorer. He was created by Barks as an antagonist for Donald Duck, first appearing in the 1947 Four Color story Christmas on Bear Mountain. However, McDuck's popularity grew so large. In 1952 he was given his own comic book series, called Uncle Scrooge, which still runs today. Scrooge was most famously drawn by his creator Carl Barks, by Don Rosa. Like other Disney franchise characters, Scrooge McDuck's international popularity has resulted in literature, translated into other languages. Comics have remained Scrooge's primary medium, although he has appeared in animated cartoons, most extensively in the television series DuckTales and its reboot as the main protagonist of both series. Scrooge McDuck, maternal uncle of established character Donald Duck, made his first named appearance in the story Christmas on Bear Mountain, published in Dell's Four Color Comics #178, December 1947, written and drawn by artist Carl Barks.

His appearance may have been based on a similar-looking, Scottish "thrifty saver" Donald Duck character from the 1943 propaganda short The Spirit of'43. In Christmas on Bear Mountain, Scrooge was a bearded, reasonably wealthy old duck, visibly leaning on his cane, living in isolation in a "huge mansion". Scrooge's misanthropic thoughts in this first story are quite pronounced: "Here I sit in this big lonely dump, waiting for Christmas to pass! Bah! That silly season when everybody loves everybody else! A curse on it! Me—I'm different! Everybody hates me, I hate everybody!"Barks reflected, "Scrooge in'Christmas on Bear Mountain' was only my first idea of a rich, old uncle. I had made him too weak. I discovered on that I had to make him more active. I could not make an old guy like that do the things I wanted him to do." Barks would claim that he only intended to use Scrooge as a one-shot character, but decided Scrooge could prove useful for motivating further stories. Barks continued to experiment with Scrooge's personality over the next four years.

Scrooge's second appearance, in The Old Castle's Secret, had Scrooge recruiting his nephews to search for a family treasure hidden in Dismal Downs, the McDuck family's ancestral castle, built in the middle of Rannoch Moor in Scotland. Foxy Relations was the first story where Scrooge is called by his title and catchphrase "The Richest Duck in the World"; the story, Voodoo Hoodoo, first published in Dell's Four Color Comics #238, August 1949, was the first story to hint at Scrooge's past with the introduction of two figures from it. The first was Foola Zoola, an old African sorcerer and chief of the Voodoo tribe who had cursed Scrooge, seeking revenge for the destruction of his village and the taking of his tribe's lands by Scrooge decades ago. Scrooge admitted to his nephews that he had used an army of "cutthroats" to get the tribe to abandon their lands, in order to establish a rubber plantation; the event was placed by Carl Barks in 1879 during the story, but it would be retconned by Don Rosa to 1909 to fit with Scrooge's later-established personal history.

The second figure was the organ of the sorcerer's curse and revenge. He had sought Scrooge for decades before reaching Duckburg, mistaking Donald for Scrooge. Barks, with a note of skepticism found in his stories, explained the zombie as a living person who has never died, but has somehow gotten under the influence of a sorcerer. Although some scenes of the story were intended as a parody of Bela Lugosi's White Zombie, the story is the first to not only focus on Scrooge's past but touch on the darkest aspects of his personality. Trail of the Unicorn, first published in February 1950, introduced Scrooge's private zoo. One of his pilots had managed to photograph the last living unicorn, which lived in the Indian part of the Himalayas. Scrooge offered a reward to competing cousins Donald Duck and Gladstone Gander, which would go to the one who captured the unicorn for Scrooge's collection of animals; this was the story that introduced Scrooge's private airplane. Barks would establish Scrooge as an experienced aviator.

Donald had been shown as a skilled aviator, as was Flintheart Glomgold in stories. In comparison, Huey and Louie were depicted as only having t

Dailis Caballero

Dailis Caballero Vega is a Cuban-born American track and field athlete who competes in the pole vault. She has a personal best of 4.51 m for the event – the second highest by a Cuban woman. She represented the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, she has won medals at the Central American and Caribbean Championships and Ibero-American Championships. She competes for the United States since 2019. Born in Havana, Caballero began competing in the pole vault as a teenager and cleared four metres for the first time in 2007, she improved to 4.25 m the following year in Havana in June. At the Barrientos Memorial in 2009 she established herself nationally by finishing as runner-up to Yarisley Silva with a best of 4.30 m. The pair repeated that placing at the 2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics in Havana, bringing Caballero a silver medal on her international debut, her 2010 season was highlighted by a win at the Barrientos Memorial with a personal best-equalling vault. She had a marked improvement at the beginning of 2011, vaulting 4.45 m 4.51 m in Havana.

She repeated her win at the Barrientos meet in 2011, but she failed to clear a height at the 2011 CAC Championships. Two major international performances came towards the end of the season: she competed on the global stage for the first time at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and represented Cuba at the 2011 Pan American Games. Caballero competed on the European indoor circuit at the start of 2012 and set an indoor best of 4.42 m at the XL Galan. Outdoors she cleared 4.40 m in May and headed to Barquisimeto for the 2012 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics the month after to take her first international gold medal with a vault of 4.50 m. She was selected to compete for Cuba at the 2012 Summer Olympics alongside fellow vaulter Yarisley Silva. Away from the track since 2013, she returned to competitions in 2019 as a United States athlete, she finished 5th at the US Championships with a vault of 4.60 m. Outdoor Pole vault: 4.60 m – Des Moines, July 28, 2019Indoor Pole vault: 4.50 m – Lubbock, January 18, 2019 Dailis Caballero at World Athletics Sports reference biography Tilastopaja biography


Yedapadavu is a former village in Mangalore taluk, India, divided into Badagayedapadavu and Tenkayedapadavu. Yedapadavu now gives its name, as "Yedapadav" to the gram panchayat for those two villages; the village of Tenkayedapadavu is the main village for the gram panchayat, is sometimes called "Yedapadavu". Yedapadavu was affected by the 2008 attacks on Christians in southern Karnataka; the gram panchayat is about 21 km northeast of the city of Mangalore, connected via NH Shri Rama Mandira is the famous temple of Yedapadavu village. In yedapadavu other temple there, name is Shri Adishakthi Durgaaparameshwari temple, Gopala Krishna temple, Shasthavu Bhuthanatheshwara Temple, Kambettu Shiva Temple, Brahma baidarkala Garadi, Payyarabettu Adishakthi Mahammayi Temple etc. "Map: Mangalore Taluk"

Detroit: An American Autopsy

Detroit: An American Autopsy is a 2013 book by Charlie LeDuff, published by Penguin Books. In the book LeDuff discusses the present state of Detroit and its economic, social and political issues. LeDuff had grown up in the Detroit suburbs and become a journalist, working for The New York Times for a decade and winning a Pulitzer Prize while there. In March 2008 he was living in Los Angeles with his family; the book material originates from news stories LeDuff, a journalist, had covered for The Detroit News. His discussion of the crime issue includes interviews with police officers, there is a segment about firefighters combating arsonists, his discussion of Detroit politics includes interactions with Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and political figures including Adolph Mongo and Monica Conyers. Duff includes stories about his own family life. James Sullivan of the Boston Globe stated "Like listening to him hold court in a corner bar, the book scuttles from one grueling episode to the next, both personal and professional."The audiobook version uses reader Eric Martin.

In the audio version Martin uses various speech styles, including both educated and inner city styles. Paul Clemens of The New York Times wrote that "LeDuff has done his best, his book is better than good." Sue-Ellen Beauregard of Booklist concluded that the book is "n eye-opening look". In regards to the audio version, Beauregard wrote "Even if Martin mispronounces Mackinac, he makes us believe that his voice is that of the crusty reporter."LeDuff was interviewed about the book on NPR's Fresh Air program on February 11, 2013. Detroit City Is the Place to Be Michael. "The unheavenly city." Claremont Review of Books, Spring, 2013, Vol.13, p. 33 Lofton, Louann. "A native son writes movingly about Detroit's downfall". Mississippi Business Journal, May 23, 2014, Vol.36, p. 17 Lord, Douglas C. "LeDuff, Charlie. Detroit: An American Autopsy.". Library Journal, September 1, 2013, Vol.138, p. 74 Patriquin, Martin. "Detroit: An American Autopsy." Maclean's, March 11, 2013, Vol.126, p. 62 Schama, Chloe. "Detroit: An American Autopsy".

Smithsonian, Feb, 2013, Vol.43, p. 104 Shea, Bill. "Motor City madman." Columbia Journalism Review, January–February, 2013, Vol.51, p. 56 Siegel, Fred. "Necropolis." Commentary, April, 2013, Vol.135, p. 51 "LeDuff, Charlie: Detroit." Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2012. "Detroit: An American Autopsy." Publishers Weekly, December 3, 2012, Vol.259, p. 65 "Detroit: An American Autopsy." California Bookwatch, August, 2013, p. 30 "A Winter's Tale." Newsweek, January 4, 2013, Vol.161, p. 1 Bernstein, Amy. "Cities as ideas.". Harvard Business Review, April, 2013, Vol.91, p. 138 Taylor, Ihsan. "Paperback Row." The New York Times Book Review, Feb 9, 2014, p. 28


Ménétréol-sur-Sauldre is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. An area of lakes and farming comprising the village and a hamlet situated in the valley of the petite Sauldre river, some 16 miles north of Bourges at the junction of the D924, D12 and the D79 roads; the Petite Sauldre flows westward through the middle of the commune. The Rère flows northwestward southwestward, through the heavily-wooded southern part of the commune; the church of St. Martin, dating from the nineteenth century; the remains of the castle of la Faye, dating from the thirteenth century. Communes of the Cher department INSEE Ménétréol-sur-Sauldre on the Quid website

Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management

The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, or more the Drucker School of Management, is the business school of Claremont Graduate University, a member of the Claremont Colleges; the school is named in honor of Peter Drucker, who taught management at the school for over 30 years. In 1971 Peter Drucker left New York University and settled in California, where he developed the MBA program for working professionals at Claremont Graduate School, now Claremont Graduate University or CGU; the university first opened its doors in 1925 and is the oldest all-graduate institution in the United States, with many notable alumni in different fields all over the world. The university established the Peter F. Drucker Graduate Management Center in his honor in 1987, he taught his last class at the school in the spring of 2002. Masatoshi Ito provided an initial $3 million gift to help build the school’s current home and a subsequent $20 Million gift to assist the School with its future strategic plans.

In January 2004, Ito’s name was added to the school's name, becoming the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management; the school adheres to Drucker's philosophy that management is a liberal art, taking into account not only economics, but an ethical, holistic dimension that includes history, social theory and the sciences. Drucker School of Management is located in California in Los Angeles County. In 2016, the Drucker School launched a second campus location in downtown Los Angeles. Claremont ranked No. 5 on Money Magazine's list of the "Best Places to Live" in a 2007 Money Magazine ranking of the top 100 towns and cities in America. They called Claremont "the City of PhDs," as they placed them 1st in the West; the Burkle Building is home to both the Drucker Institute. Drucker School of Management includes the following programs: Master of Business Administration; the School offers several joint programs: MBA/JD, Masters of Arts in Politics and Business, MBA/Public Health.

Through The Robert Day School, a part of CMC, the Drucker School offers the latter part of a BA/MBA program. The Drucker School has a program in Oxford University for 12 days and another that visits Hong Kong for the same amount of time, it offers exchange programs with Hitotsubashi University in Japan, University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, Inha University in South Korea, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands; the Drucker School has fallen out of the U. S. News & World Report Best. Jean Lipman-Blumen – President of the Connective Leadership Institute and author of several books, including "The Connective Edge: Leading in an Interdependent World" and "The Allure of Toxic Leaders." She received her PhD from Harvard. Bernie Jaworski – Prior to joining the Drucker School, he served as a full professor of marketing at the University of Southern California and as a visiting professor at the Harvard Business School, he is the co-author of four books about e-commerce.

He received his PhD from the Joseph Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Hideki Yamawaki – His most recent book is "Japanese Exports and Foreign Direct Investment: Imperfect Competition in International Markets" and served as the Drucker School's associate dean from 2006 to 2009 and as academic dean from 2009 to 2012, he served as a professor of economics at the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. Vijay Sathe – Professor of the Harvard Business School for ten years prior to the Drucker School of Management; the author of Corporate Entrepreneurship: Top Managers and New Business Creation. A Professor for the IMD MBA program in Europe during the summer. Henry Schellhorn – He is an associate professor of mathematics and the academic director of the Drucker School's Financial Engineering program. Jenny Darroch - Henry Y. Hwang Dean of the Drucker School, author of "Marketing Through Turbulent Times" and "Why Marketing to Women Doesn’t Work." She is Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Marketing.

Jeremy Hunter - He serves as an associate professor of practice and is the founding director of the school's Executive Mind Institute, which examines the relationship between mindfulness and management. Alumni of the school include Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley. Official website