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Sir George Arthur, 1st Baronet

Sir George Arthur, 1st Baronet was Lieutenant Governor of British Honduras from 1814 to 1822, Van Diemen's Land from 1823 to 1837. The campaign against Tasmanian Aborigines, known as the Black War, occurred during this term of office, he served as Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1838 to 1841, Governor of Bombay from 1842 to 1846. George Arthur was born in England, he was the youngest son of John Arthur, from a Cornish family, his wife, daughter of Thomas Cornish. He entered the army in 1804 as an ensign and was promoted lieutenant in June 1805, he served during the Napoleonic Wars, including Sir James Craig's expedition to Italy in 1806. In 1807 he went to Egypt, was wounded in the attack upon Rosetta, he recuperated and was promoted to captain under Sir James Kempt in Sicily in 1808, participated in the Walcheren expedition in 1809. Major George Arthur married daughter of Lieut.-Gen. Sir John Sigismund Smith, K. C. B. in May, 1814. Lady Arthur lived in Toronto, Ontario 1838–41 with three of the couple’s sons and their five daughters.

She died in London, England, 14 January 1855. Their daughter Catherine married Sir Henry Bartle Frere after he had been her father's personal secretary for two years in Bombay, gave birth to the poet Mary Frere, their son John married the granddaughter of Lord Monteagle of Brandon. In 1814 he was appointed lieutenant governor of British Honduras, holding at the same time the rank of colonel on the staff, thus exercising the military command as well as the civil government, his dispatches about the suppression of a slave revolt in Honduras were seen by William Wilberforce and other philanthropists, contributed in no slight degree to the 1834 abolition of slavery within the British Empire. In 1823 he was appointed lieutenant governor of Van Diemen's Land, he took office on 14 May. At the time Van Diemen's Land was the main British penal colony and it was separated from New South Wales in 1825, it was during Arthur's time in office that Van Diemen's Land gained much of its notorious reputation as a harsh penal colony.

He selected Port Arthur as the ideal location for a prison settlement, on a peninsula connected by a narrow guarded isthmus, surrounded by shark-infested seas. Arthur's predecessors had executed no one in Tasmania. Throughout the 1820s Arthur had instituted various measures to protect settlers from Aboriginal attacks, including the stationing of garrison troops in remote farmhouses and the dispatch of combined military and police teams into the wilderness to track indigenous bands; these proved ineffective, by 1830 the conflict between Aborigines and settlers had increased. In February 1830 Arthur sought public input on alternative measures to end the fighting. Arthur himself expressed regret that a treaty was not signed with Aborigines when the colony was established. In its absence, given the increasing attacks on both side, on 27 August 1830 Arthur obtained Executive Council approval for a declaration of martial law; the centrepiece of Arthur's military efforts would be the Black Line fiasco, intended to drive the Aborigines from the colony's grazing land onto isolated peninsulas where they could be controlled.

At the beginning of the Black War in 1826 Arthur issued an official statement setting out those situations that would justify settlers using violence:'If it should be apparent that there is a determination on the part of one or more of the native tribes to attack, rob, or murder the white inhabitants any person may arm, joining themselves to the military, drive them by force to a safe distance, treating them as open enemiesHe failed in his attempts to reform the colony and the system of penal transportation with Arthur's autocratic and authoritarian rule leading to his recall in January 1836. By this time he was one of the wealthiest men in the colony, he departed Hobart for England on 30th October, 1836. In 1837 Arthur was knighted as a Knight Commander of the Royal Guelphic Order, given the rank of Major General on the staff. In December 1837 he was appointed lieutenant governor of Upper Canada and took office in Toronto from 23 March 1838. From the start of his administration, he had to deal with the aftermath of the Upper Canada Rebellion and was instrumental in the execution of Peter Matthews and Samuel Lount.

In the same year, Upper Canada was invaded by a band of American sympathizers, one of a series of attempts to subvert British authority in Upper and Lower Canada. He failed to address the issues of fixing colonial administration from the influence of Family Compact, was replaced by Lord Durham while the 13th Parliament of Upper Canada sat betimes; the two colonies were united in 1841. The Lord Sydenham, the first governor-general, asked Sir George Arthur to administer Upper Canada as deputy governor. Arthur agreed, on condition. In 1841 he returned to England and was created a hereditary baronet in recognition of his services in Canada. On 8 June 1842, he was appointed governor of the Indian presidency of Bombay, which he retained until 1846, he displayed great tact in the office, as well as ability, this helped in extending and strengthening British rule in

Kashmir cat

The Kashmir type of cat is not recognized as its own breed by many cat fancier and breeder organizations, being more of a label of a coat type: semi-long-haired to long-haired, grey or brown. The variety is a solid-colored Himalayan, has been the subject of much disagreement, they were born in litters of Himalayans and have been bred to each other to create pure coats with rich lilac to chocolate colors. Some organizations feel that all Himalayans must have point coloration, thus disqualify Kashmirs; the British consider the Himalayan a form of the Persian, so Kashmirs are considered Persians in the UK, when recognized at all. Organizations that do not recognize the variety as valid under any conformation rules may consider it a colour-point domestic long-haired cat. Siegal, Mordecai. Guide to Cats. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0671491709. Pictures on Flickr

Faiths & Avatars

Faiths & Avatars is an Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms campaign expansion book. Faiths & Avatars lists, rates and details everything about the gods in the Faerûnian pantheon those who have died; the book provides 45 detailed descriptions, four new priest sub-classes. Each god has a description and personal history, as well as a description of its Avatar - the god's manifestation in the mortal world and the form that adventurers would be most to encounter; the faiths section of each god details that god's church structure, day-to-day activities, major centers of worship, affiliated religious orders, priestly vestments, adventuring garb, holy days and important ceremonies. The book offers specific extra spells to the followers of the various gods, which reflect the individual god's nature and spheres of influence; the book's last ten pages outline four priest sub-classes: crusaders, monks and shaman. This book contains an exhaustive list of all the Lesser through Greater human gods and their churches.

The supplement provides special powers for clerics of each different faith. Faiths & Avatars details the clergy, the ethos, important information to depict the Faerûnian pantheon in a campaign setting; the book was designed by Julia Martin with Eric L. Boyd, additional design by Ed Greenwood, L. Richard Baker III, David Wise. Cover art is by Alan Pollack, with interior illustrations by Earl Geier and color plates by Victoria Lisi and Ned Dameron; this book is first in a series of sourcebooks about the Faerûnian pantheon, followed by Powers & Pantheons and Demihuman Deities. Trenton Webb reviewed Avatars for Arcane magazine, rating it an 8 out of 10 overall, he declared that "Julia Martin and Eric L. Boyd deserve medals for what they've achieved with Faiths & Avatars, they also deserve professional psychiatric help for attemption to codify and clarify the twisted theology of Abeir-Toril. The resultant work is exhaustive. It's exhausting." He found that the book "ignores the non-human deities, but by the time you've waded through this weighty work you'll be glad it does".

He referred to the god descriptions, the new sub-classes, the " ninepage cleric fashion show" as a "guarantee of value". He calls the introduction "remarkably concise" and says that the book "dips straight into what makes each god worth worshipping; this is no Deities & Demigods-style glorified Monster Manual - in which the gods were dismissed with single paragraph descriptions, a pretty picture and an outrageous set of stats - but a collection of information so thorough that it makes your brain hurt." Webb calls the gods' personal histories "deadpan telling which gods they hate, who they support and how much attention they pay to their followers. All solid, just what you'd expect." Regarding the avatars, he says: "Oddly, these are short descriptions but, since they're backed by the in-depth god info, there's more than enough information here to create terrifying encounters for those characters who are sufficiently cocky to tackle deities head-to-head." He goes on to say: "It's faith, that makes gods great and this book good.

Ordinarily, playing a cleric character is difficult because there's precious little rules-based help in AD&D for those trying to take their characters beyond the role of magical nurses. The only experience most of us have of religion is the modern Christian model, of no use when your day-to-day activities include direct physical violence. It's less help when your priest worships a god who personifies evil and downright nastiness." Webb commented that with the faiths section for each god, "Faiths & Avatars provides players with loads of inspiration and plenty of guidance for roleplaying". He called the sub-classes the "final accomplishment of Faiths & Avatars", but felt that they were "almost dismissed in an appendix-like form", saying: "Although these descriptions are a little too concise for their own good, the sub-classes they deal with are welcome additions that work well with the Faiths & Avatars system. It's nice to see the return of the Oriental Adventures-style monk."Aside from the sheer size of the subject matter, Webb outlines what he considers two major problems with the book: "Functionally, the print's too small and the background tints are too dark, which makes reading a chore and cross-referencing difficult.

In addition, it's stylistically po-faced, overly pious and puritanical about the subject matter. There's no excitement or enjoyment to be had here." He goes on to say that "Faiths & Avatars is scarily serious and scary. I'd be terrified of implementing it in a campaign for fear of having missed some vital link and undermining both my campaign and the Faerûnian pantheon, but if you've got powerful characters running around one of the Forgotten Realms you'd be doing your players a disservice if you didn't toy with this hi-octane, high-power playing aid." Webb concluded by saying: "Reading Faiths & Avatars is a real struggle, but you'll plough on because the ideas are good, the research thorough, because it offers a lot to any Forgotten Realms campaign. Faiths & Avatars is the bible for the Forgotten Realms. Just like many real-world religions, it takes itself far too seriously."

Robert Delpire

Robert Delpire was an art publisher, curator, film producer and graphic designer who lived and worked in Paris. He predominantly concerned himself with documentary photography, influenced by his interest in anthropology. Delpire was editor-in-chief of the cultural review Neuf, he published books of photography and graphic art through Éditions Delpire and Photo Poche. Photo Poche has been described as "the most successful series of photography monographs published", books that "have introduced successive generations to photography". Delpire was the first to publish many notable books of photography including Les Américains by Robert Frank, "perhaps the most influential photography book of the 20th century", he was director of Centre national de la photographie, had his own gallery, Galerie Delpire. His company Delpire Productions has produced various films, including Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?. He was a key figure in 1960s advertising as a graphic designer with his advertising agency, Delpire Werbung.

Delpire was awarded the International Centre of Photography's Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal. The Photo Poche collection won the Prix Nadar and ICP's Infinity Award, Delpire along with Sarah Moon won The Cultural Award from the German Society for Photography. Many of the books he edited and published, films he produced, have received notable awards; the retrospective exhibition, Co. was shown at Rencontres d'Arles festival, Arles. Delpire was born in Paris, France on 24 January 1926; as a medical student, Delpire became editor-in-chief of Neuf, the Maison de la Médecine’s cultural review for its doctors. Neuf devoted much of its content to photography by Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Willy Ronis and Robert Frank. There were nine irregular issues from 1950 to 1953. Delpire published three photography books under the short-lived imprint Huit: Doisneau’s Les Parisiens tels qu’ils sont. In the mid-1950s in Paris he founded and ran the publisher Delpire & Co. which has continued to produce books under the name Éditions Delpire by photographers such as Carier-Bresson, Brassaï, Doisneau and many others.

Delpire & Co. published. In 1957 the fifth work in Encyclopédie Essentielle was the first publication of Robert Frank’s Les Américains; the Americans was "One of Delpire's pivotal contributions to photography": it "changed the nature of photography, what it could say and how it could say it. It remains the most influential photography book of the 20th century". Delpire's edition, unlike English-language editions, included texts by Simone de Beauvoir, Erskine Caldwell, William Faulkner, Henry Miller and John Steinbeck that Delpire positioned opposite Frank’s photographs; the Encyclopédie Essentielle series included Les Allemands by René Burri. Delpire & Co. published children's books with its Dix sur Dix series, employing illustrators such as André François and Alain Le Foll. Its first was the début publication in book form of Crocodile Tears by André François, having published it in Neuf No. 9 in 1953. Delpire & Co. was the first French publisher of Maurice Sendak's. In 1955 Delpire created the brand identity for L'ŒIL magazine and was its artistic director for eight years.

Delpire ran an advertising agency, Delpire Publicité / Delpire Werbung, with clients that included Citroën and L’Oréal. For a decade from around the mid 1950s, Delpire, in partnership with Claude Puech, produced sales brochures and posters for Citroën, using the work of photographers, illustrators and typographers. Delpire Werbung produced TV adverts for Citroën. Delpire opened Galerie Delpire in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, in 1963. Through his film production company, Delpire Productions, Delpire produced various films, notably some by the photographer and filmmaker William Klein, including Qui êtes vous, Polly Maggoo?. Delpire set up publishing house called Idéodis. In 1982 he was appointed by the French arts minister Jack Lang to be director of the Centre national de la photographie. Whilst director until 1996 he organised exhibitions and created a collection of small, numerically sequenced softcover pocket-sized books titled Photo Poche, of which there are hundreds on photographers and photographic themes.

Liz Jobey in the Financial Times described them as "the most successful series of photography monographs published", books that "have introduced successive generations to photography". He was the director of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, at the time of his death served on its advisory board. Delpire was married to the photographer Sarah Moon, he died on 26 September 2017 in Paris at the age of 91. Les Américains by Robert Frank. Les Gitans: La

VIP Dance

VIP Dance was the first season of the reality show Strictly Come Dancing in Bulgaria. It launched on 8 September 2009 on Nova Television; the show was a co-production between Old School Productions. VIP Dance airs on Mondays and Fridays at 20:00, it had been announced. The show was aired under the license of Endemol, it has been broadcast in a number of other countries, including Australia, Chile, Portugal, South Africa and Turkey. Its first season was produced by Old School Productions in 2008, when it beat Nova Television's Big Brother 4 in ratings. Apart from the producers, Dancing Stars 1's jury members Neshka Robeva and Galena Velikova were part of VIP Dance. Many of the participants in bTV's show were competing in VIP Dance: Orlin Pavlov Yana Akimova Rangel Spirov Svetlin Dimitrov Atanas Mesechkov Elena Dobrikova Petya DimitrovaVIP Dance was competing with bTV's Dancing Stars 2, which launches on 1 October 2009 and produced by Slavi Trifonov; the main presenters of VIP Dance were Andrey. They became popular in bTV, where they hosted the talk show Sblasak and the three seasons of Music Idol.

There were four members of the jury - Neshka Robeva, Galena Velikova, Orlin Pavlov and Ivaylo Manolov. Orlin was a participant in Dancing Stars 1. Raina, Fahradin Fahradinov, Sashka Dimitrova and Svetlin Dimitrov Maria Silvester, Bobby turbo, Kremena Todorova and Raul Torres Elitsa Todorova, Simona Peicheva and Krum, Ana Doncheva and Alfredo Torres Tereza Marinova, Yordan Yovchev, Ralitsa Merdjanova and Dimitar Bozhilov - Mako Anelia Ralenkova, Nikolay Sotirov, Aneta Avakyan and Atanas Mesechkov Kristina Mileva, Dejan Donkov, Margarita Budinova and Rangel Spirov Nikoleta Lozanova, Nayden Naydenov, Elena Dobrinkova and Kostadin Kostadinov Mira Dobreva, Georgi Enchev-Goosh, Milen Tsvetkov, Lili Velichkova Daniela Iankova, Kamen Vodenitcharov, Milen Dankov and Yana Akimova Iva Sofianska, Atanas Mihailov, Trendafil Sarmov and Elitsa Pavlikenova Dilyana Popova, Borislav Sapundzhiev - Bobbi-Ursula, Petya Dimitrova and Dean Stefanov Saska Vaseva, Marian Stankov - Mon Dio, Dimitrina Ruseva and Lachezar Todorov The official website of VIP Dance

Marc Zermati

Marc Zermati is a French producer of punk rock music. Zermati was born in Algiers, arrived in France in the 1960s, he is the founder of Paris's Skydog label, which issued its first release, the Flamin' Groovies' Grease 7" EP in May 1973, pre-dating Stiff Records by over 3 years. He owned the Open Market record shop in Paris, Les Halles selling US garage and punk rock music from London and New York City, forming the first independent shop distribution in France with Hendrix, Winter recordings Sky High, Velvet Underground, given by Lou Reed and Brigid Polk. Zermati issued recordings by US visionary Kim Fowley, an MC5 single and album and from the thriving UK R&B scene of the time, Ducks Deluxe and The Tyla Gang as well as More Grease from the Groovies. Skydog Records issued the first Motörhead single in 1977, "Leaving Here". In 1976 and again in 1977, Marc organised the "first European punk rock festival" in the French town of Mont-de-Marsan. In the 90s he set up a record label called "Kind of Groove" as a SKYDOG Sublabel, presenting experimental, electronic & acid jazz music.

Bands like the Japanese/French U. F. O; the German Marc Ashmann or the French/American CFM Band did several records on this label. The Heartbreakers Eddie and the Hot Rods Chrissie Hynde The Clash Wilko Johnson Dogs Big Audio Dynamite The Damned Happy Mondays Mano Negra Daft Punk Air Motörhead New York Dolls Johnny Thunders Wayne Kramer MC5 Flambeurs Liv Tyler's mum Bebe Buell Iggy Pop & The Stooges Metallic K. O. Iggy Pop Flamin' Groovies Kim Fowley 54 Nude Honeys Marc Ashmann Pimpi Aroyo/ City Zen United Future Organization CFM Band Bossa Nova Beatniks