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Sister Parish

Sister Parish was an American interior decorator and socialite. She was the first practitioner brought in to decorate the Kennedy White House, a position soon usurped by French interior decorator Stéphane Boudin. Despite Boudin's growing influence, Parish's influence can still be seen at the White House in the Yellow Oval Room. Sister Parish was born Dorothy May Kinnicutt on July 15, 1910, in Morristown, NJ, her parents were May Appleton Tuckerman. Sister was born at home in a four poster bed, her paternal grandfather was Edith Wharton's doctor and close friend. In addition to their New Jersey house, the family had homes in Manhattan and Paris, she was given the nickname Sister by her three year old brother Frankie. As a child, Parish attended The Peck School in the fall and spring. During the winter, she attended Chapin School in New York, she boarded at Foxcroft School in Virginia. Parish was a debutante in 1927. Once she had completed high school, her parents expected her to marry, on Valentine's Day 1930, Kinnicutt married banker Henry Parish II at St. George's Episcopal Church in Manhattan.

After the wedding, the couple lived on East End Avenue in Manhattan, followed by a farmhouse on Long Lane in Far Hills, NJ which Parish decorated herself. In decorating the Long Lane house, Parish found her own sense of style, she painted wood furniture used cotton fabrics such as ticking stripe. She experimented with brightly painted floors. Parish's new home was more casual than other high society homes of the 1930s. Parish spent most of her summers in her house in Maine; the Great Depression tightened the family's finances and in 1933 the 23 year old opened a decorating business. Her Far Hills office cost $35 a month. Parish outfitted the room with wicker furniture and hung a sign that said "Mrs. Henry Parish II, Interiors."At the time she opened her business, Parish was untrained. She had never served any kind of apprenticeship. Parish's family helped influence her style. May's first cousin was acclaimed interior decorator Dorothy Draper. G. Hermann collected antiques. Parish's earliest work was decorating the houses of friends.

Parish met Jacqueline Kennedy in the late 1950s and helped her decorate the Georgetown house the family lived in while John F. Kennedy was a Senator. After Kennedy was elected President in 1960, Jackie hired Parish to help with the redecorating of the White House. Parish's name lead to some confusion, with one newspaper proclaiming:"Kennedys Pick Nun to Decorate White House."Prior to moving into the White House, the Kennedys leased a country house in Virginia called Glen Ora. Parish spent $10,000 redecorating the cost enraged Jack Kennedy; the Kennedys had to restore the house to its previous look before vacating. In a letter to Sister Parish, Jackie Kennedy explained her plans for the White House, ""I want our private quarters to be heaven for us naturally--but use as much of stuff as possible & buy as little new--as I want to spend lots of my budget below in the public rooms--which people see & will do you & I proud!" Parish used the Georgetown living room she had designed as a blueprint for the West Sitting Hall, painting everything off-white, installing bookcases for Jackie's collection of art books and paintings.

Parish and Jackie spent the entire budget $50,000 allocated for the redecoration of the White House on the private quarters in the first two weeks. Winterthur Museum Director Charles Montgomery suggested the formation of a committee to acquire antique furnishings for the White House; the goal was to help furnish the White House with authentic pieces from a century and a half earlier. Noted collector Henry du Pont was made chair of the committee and Sister Parish was among the committee members. Parish and DuPont concentrated on including American Federal furniture in the Sheraton and Hepplewhite styles. Much of Parish's work updating the White House was simple, like rehanging curtains inside rather than outside moldings, but some of the redesign was more complicated. As part of her redesign, Parish added a kitchen and dining room to the family unit on the second floor. Prior to this remodel, the First family had to go downstairs to the kitchen that serviced the State Dining Room whenever they wanted something to eat.

Through Parish, Steuben Glass Works offered a donation of crystal that Jackie refused in favor of Morgantown Glassware Guild in West Virginia. Toward the end of the project, a rift occurred. According to Parish's granddaughter,"it was a problem over money and Jackie's belief that not everything had to be paid for. Sister wrote. I wouldn't have put it past her, but, not the root of the falling-out. Sister would shrug off the questions with one of her glib remarks, like'Jackie got along much better with men than with women."'Although Parish decorated the family's private quarters, Stephane Boudin of Paris was hired to decorate the State Rooms. Boudin decorated the Red Room, the Treaty Room, the Lincoln Sitting Room and the Blue Room of the Kennedy White House. After Parish and Kennedy fell out, Boudin returned to the White House to add his French style to the private rooms. However, the Yellow Oval Room, the Kennedys' semi-formal drawing room, remained Parish's design. In 1962, a young designer named.

His first assignment with Parish was the breakfast room of the Kennedy White House. “I only did the curtain

Ford Racing (video game)

Ford Racing is a racing video game published by Empire Interactive for Windows and the PlayStation video game console. The computer version was developed by Elite Systems and released on November 2, 2000, while the PlayStation version was developed by Toolbox Design and released on January 29, 2001, it was the first game in the Ford Racing video game series, received mixed reviews. On May 21, 2009, Ford Racing was released as a downloadable PS one Classic game on the PlayStation Store, allowing it to be played on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable; the computer version of Ford Racing features 12 different Ford vehicles and 10 race tracks, while the PlayStation version has 11 vehicles and eight tracks. None of the tracks are based on real locations; the player begins the game with a Ford Ka, while other vehicles are unlocked as the player progresses through the game. Two models exist for each vehicle for the years of 1997 to 2000, for a total of eight different versions of each vehicle.

In the game's Career mode, the player must win races to receive prize money, which can be used to upgrade vehicles. After a race, the player may choose to watch a replay, which can be viewed from different camera angles; the PlayStation version includes a multiplayer option, absent in the PC version. On Metacritic, the PlayStation version has a score of 53, while the PC version has a score of 51, both indicating "Mixed or average reviews." Several reviewers criticized the game's poorly conceived AI-controlled drivers for ramming the player's vehicle off the road. David Zdyrko of IGN reviewed the PlayStation version and criticized its graphics, standard music and sound effects, as well as the track designs. Zdyrko noted that the vehicles resembled their real-life counterparts, but that they "don't come close" to the vehicle designs offered in the Gran Turismo series. Shahed Ahmed of GameSpot criticized its graphics as well. Ahmed complained that only "dull and slow-moving" vehicles are available at the beginning of the game, while faster vehicles and "cool tracks" need to be unlocked.

Ahmed wrote, "Despite strong control mechanics and an advanced physics engine, the game has many flaws keeping it from being a appealing product." However, he wrote that fans of Ford vehicles "may find some novelty value in Ford Racing at its bargain price."Laurie Emerson of GameZone praised every aspect of the PlayStation version, wrote that the game is, "A winner on all counts!" GameZone's Rita Courtney praised the PC version for its gameplay and graphics, but wrote that additional instructions would have been helpful, stating "they are just a bit scarce for those who aren't familiar with racing games. It takes a 3-D accelerator card, which can be a problem for a lot of folks that have older systems. Other than that though, it's a lot of good racing action." Dave Woods of PC Zone criticized the game's controls and lack of multiplayer, concluded, "We were expecting a good ride with Ford, but we've been cruelly disappointed."Scott Moore of Sports Gaming Network praised the graphics and variety of vehicles, but criticized the lack of an in-car view while driving, calling it one of the game's "biggest drawbacks".

Moore criticized the music and sound effects, complained that each vehicle handled in the same way. Moore concluded that Ford Racing "is a good idea gone wrong." Clayton Crooks of AllGame reviewed the PC version and wrote, "Unfortunately, the graphics may be the only strong point of the game, as the playability leaves a lot to be desired. Billed as a racing simulation rather than arcade racer, Ford Racing was supposed to be about realistic physics and car handling, but the game falters in this respect." Crooks considered the music to be repetitive and mundane. Official website, archived via the Wayback Machine Ford Racing at MobyGames

Community High School District 155

Community High School District 155 is a local school district serving areas of McHenry County, Illinois. The current Superintendent of this district is Steve Olson. Community High School District 155 includes the communities of Bull Valley, Burtons Bridge, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Lake in the Hills, Oakwood Hills, Prairie Grove, Ridgefield, the district is 45 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Enrollment is 6,643 students, as of 2016. Community High School District 155 was established on December 1919 by an election. There are four comprehensive high schools as well as one alternative education center, grades 9-12, with full recognition and accreditation; the five schools are: Crystal Lake Central High School, established 1924 Crystal Lake South High School, established 1978 Cary-Grove High School, established 1961 Prairie Ridge High School, established 1997 Haber Oaks, alternative education center, established 2008 Community High School District 155

Bomberman Kart

Bomberman Kart is a racing game for PlayStation 2 and mobile phones starring the Bomberman characters. It is similar to Mario Kart; the game supports 4 player local multiplayer using the PlayStation 2 Multitap. The first version was released in 2001 in Japan and 2003 in Europe; the second version, called Bomberman Kart DX was released in 2004 only in Japan. Bomberman Kart Deluxe is a redesigned version with improved graphics, new tracks, new racing modes and extras: manga artworks, a customizable traditional 4-player bomberman game and a 2-player co-op dungeon crawling adventure; the DX version removed the 4-player GP racing option and local multiplayer in this mode is now limited to 2 players. It features downloadable content expansion packs adding more races. Bomberman Kart site Bomberman Kart Download Hudson announcement press release

Philadelphia Phillies all-time roster (L)

The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League; the team has played under two names since beginning play in 1883: the current moniker, as well as the "Quakers", used in conjunction with "Phillies" during the team's early history. The team was known unofficially as the "Blue Jays" during the World War II era. Since the franchise's inception, 2,006 players have made an appearance in a competitive game for the team, whether as an offensive player or a defensive player. Of those 2,006 Phillies, 101 have had surnames beginning with the letter L. One of those players, second baseman Nap Lajoie, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Greg Luzinski is a member of the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame. Among the 56 batters in this list, catcher Mike Loan has the highest batting average, at.500. Other players with an average above.300 include Lajoie, Ralph LaPointe, Freddy Leach, Dan Leahy, Cliff W. Lee, Greg Legg, Jesse Levan, Jim Lindeman, Kenny Lofton.

Luzinski 811 runs batted in. Of this list's 46 pitchers, the best win–loss record, in terms of winning percentage, is shared by three pitchers: Bobby Locke, who won one game in three seasons with the Phillies. Jim Lonborg's 75 victories and 60 defeats are tops in both of those statistical categories, he leads in strikeouts, with 551 in 7 seasons. In earned run average, Aquilino López is the leader. Johnny Lush is one of the ten Phillies pitchers who have thrown a no-hitter, accomplishing the feat on May 1, 1906. Lush made more than 30% of his career appearances with Philadelphia as a first baseman, batting.254 and amassing 53 extra-base hits. KeyH The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum determines which cap a player wears on their plaque, signifying "the team with which he made his most indelible mark"; the Hall of Fame considers the player's wishes in making their decision, but the Hall makes the final decision as "it is important that the logo be emblematic of the historical accomplishments of that player's career".

P Players are listed at a position if they appeared in 30% of their games or more during their Phillies career, as defined by Baseball-Reference. Additional positions may be shown on the Baseball-Reference website by following each player's citation. R Franchise batting and pitching leaders are drawn from Baseball-Reference. A total of 1,500 plate appearances are needed to qualify for batting records, 500 innings pitched or 50 decisions are required to qualify for pitching records. S Statistics are correct as of the end of the 2010 Major League Baseball season. Lista Pete Laforest is listed by Baseball-Reference as a catcher, but never appeared in a game in the field for the Phillies. B Ed Levy is listed by Baseball-Reference as a left fielder and first baseman, but never appeared in a game in the field for the Phillies. C Terry Lyons did not bat. General"Philadelphia Phillies Player Career Batting Register". Retrieved June 21, 2010. "Philadelphia Phillies Player Career Pitching Register". Retrieved June 21, 2010. Inline citations

Enzo Celli

Enzo Celli is an Italian contemporary dancer and dance company artistic director Enzo Celli is an acclaimed dancer and educator. Born in Sora, Celli received formal training as a breakdancer at the age of 19, continued his studies as a self-taught artist. Celli's eagerness to learn earned him a bachelor's degree in Human Movement Sciences from the Faculty of Psychology eCampus of Novedrate in Milan, Italy. Celli's artistic abilities and choreographic visions were supported and encouraged by renowned Italian arts critic, Vittoria Ottolenghi. Ottolenghi's interest in Celli was justified in 1995 when Celli founded, Botega, a rome-based dance company. Establishing himself as a dance educator and choreographer at the age of 26, Celli became the youngest choreographer funded by the Italian Government. From 1996-2015, Celli and Botega toured internationally and performed works on theaters including: Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre in New York, La Cigale in Paris, Na Strastnom Theatre in Moscow, National Theatre of Belgrade in Serbia and Teatro Guaíra in Brazil.

His studies and interests in contemporary dance intensified and kept bringing him back to New York City throughout the years. Teaching as a guest choreographer at places such as Sarah Lawrence College, Sam Houston State University, Peridance Capezio Center. In 2013, Igal Perry commissioned Celli, Ohad Naharin, Dwight Rhoden and Sidra Bell to create a new work for Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, his international engagements include: Bashkortostan State Academy in Russia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil, National Choreographic Centre of Montpellier in Les Orsoline, Erfurt Opera House in Germany, Centro ADAV in Ibiritè, Espace Robert Hossein in Lourdes, France, La Versiliana Festival 2010 in Italy, Expo 2012 in Yeosu, Korea. In 2015, Celli founded his New York-based company VIVO Ballet and helped launch the VIVO Ballet Professional Training Center along with Elisabetta Minutoli, Associated Artistic Director of VIVO Ballet and wife of Enzo Celli; the VIVO Ballet Professional Training Center became a place of growth for what was becoming the VIVO Ballet Company.

In 2017 he was appointed personal adviser to the Mayor of Sora for major cultural projects. In 2017 is the director of the docufilm "Iùcela". In 2018, Enzo Celli moved to New York to become an established American choreographer with his wife, company dancer, Elisabetta Minutoli, their son Emanuele. In May 2018 he was invited to be part of the INSPIRE ITALY roundtable at LaMaMa Culturehub and to hold a masterclass at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts during the European Month of Culture series in NYC. Celli is on faculty teaching classes at Peridance Capezio Center, Steps on Broadway, Gibney Dance, Broadway Dance Center. Below are some of the choreographer's most important works and collaborations: June 2006 Celli was a collaborating choreographer for the event “L’amour et son amour, l’uomo che danza e la sua aspirazione” directed by Vittoria Ottolenghi and performed by the soloists Roberto Bolle, Vladimir Derevianko and Viviana Durante at Todi Festival. In June 2006, Botega Dance Company, together with Alvin Ailey Company, Bèjart Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and Staatsballet München, joined the Dance Gala Amores as a guest company under the direction of Vittoria Ottolenghi.

2008 brought Celli to the Bashkir State Academy in the Republic of Bashkortostan to teach and collaborate with the Russian Drama Theatre. That was the year that Botega performed Subway at La Cigale Theatre in Paris. In 2011, Botega Dance Company performed Fragile at the Russian Drama Theatre and at the Na Strastnom Theatre in Moscow. In September 2009, Enzo Celli was a resident choreographer at Topaz Art in New York and debuted at Versiliana Festival in August 2010 with his remake of Giselle to great reviews and success, he was a guest at the Erfurt Opera House that same year. In 2012, his Company was a guest at Yesou for Expo 2012. VIVO Ballet was founded in 2015 by Artistic Director, Enzo Celli, General Manager of the VIVO Ballet Professional Training Center, Fulvio Pallisco; the team that launched VIVO Ballet was completed when Associated Artistic Director, Elisabetta Minutoli, Communications Director, Marco Sabbatini joined. The founding team established two entities: VIVO Ballet, a New York-based dance company, the VIVO Ballet Professional Training Center based in Rome.

Since its conception in 2015, VIVO Ballet has performed in international festivals in the US, Portugal and Italy. With roots in Rome, the company sprouted within the Professional Training Center and located to a more permanent home in New York City. In 2018 VIVO Ballet presents itself as New York based contemporary dance company with a complete cast of 10 dancers and with Kalinda Santor as Executive Director. VIVO Ballet is committed to producing and presenting American contemporary work that physicalizes the emotional ardor of the human experience; the company pursues this goal by offering accessibility to the performing arts not just as a physical attendance, but as a visceral experience. Botega is a breeding ground of dancers coming from different formative experiences and sharing a strong disposition towards artistic research and the contamination of styles. Botega Dance Company's dancers technical background includes contemporary, break dance and hip-hop. Although Botega's dancers follow a common artistic research based on the style contamination and the choreographic coherence, their own artistic nature has not been perverted.

Botega Dance Company's style is based on a strong physical impact. Although it isn't a theatre-dance company, theatrical elements are important subjects belonging to the compa