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Sophie Scholl – The Final Days

Sophie Scholl – The Final Days is a 2005 German historical drama film directed by Marc Rothemund and written by Fred Breinersdorfer. It is about the last days in the life of Sophie Scholl, a 21-year-old member of the anti-Nazi non-violent student resistance group the White Rose, part of the German Resistance movement, she was found guilty of high treason by the People’s Court and executed the same day, 22 February 1943. The film was presented at the 55th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2005 and won Silver Bear awards for Best Director and Best Actress, it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In wartime Munich, Sophie Scholl joins members of the White Rose student organization, including Sophie's brother Hans, who are preparing copies of their sixth leaflet, they have mimeographed more. Hans proposes distributing the extras at university the next day; the next day, at the main building of Munich University where classes are in session and Sophie set about putting down stacks of leaflets near the doors of lecture rooms.

With only minutes left until the period ends, Sophie runs to the top floor, where she impulsively pushes a stack of leaflets over the edge of the balustrade. A janitor who saw Sophie scatter the leaflets detains the pair until police arrest them; the siblings are taken to the Munich Stadelheim Prison, where Sophie is interrogated by Gestapo investigator Robert Mohr. Claiming to be apolitical, she presents an alibi: she and her brother had nothing to do with the fliers, she noticed them in the hall and pushed a stack off the railing because it is in her nature to play pranks, she had an empty suitcase because she was going to visit her parents in Ulm and planned to bring back some clothes. She is dismissed, but as her release form is about to be approved, the order comes not to let her go, she is placed in a prison cell with fellow prisoner Else Gebel. The investigation has found incontrovertible evidence that Sophie and Hans were indeed responsible for the distribution of anti-Nazi leaflets. Sophie concedes her involvement.

However, determined to protect the others, she steadfastly maintains that the production and distribution of thousands of copies of leaflets in cities throughout the region were the work of both. Mohr admonishes her to support the laws that preserve order in a society that has funded her education. Scholl counters that before 1933 the laws preserved freedom of speech and describes atrocities committed by the Nazis that she has seen and has heard of. Sophie and her brother, as well as a married friend with three young children, Christoph Probst, are charged with treason, troop demoralization and abetting the enemy. In the subsequent show trial, Probst is the first to be examined by President of the People's Court Roland Freisler, whose prosecutorial zeal makes the nominal prosecutor superfluous. Freisler contemptuously dismisses Probst's appeals to spare his life so that his children can have a father. Hans maintains his composure in the face of Freisler's impatient questioning. Declining to answer only what he is asked, he argues that the defeat of the Nazi state has been made inevitable by the Allies.

In her own examination, Sophie declares that many people agree with what she and her group have said and written, but they dare not express such thoughts. Freisler calls on each to make a brief final statement. Sophie tells the court that "where we stand today, you will stand soon." All are sentenced to death. Sophie, told that everyone had 99 days after conviction before they were executed, learns that she is to be executed that day. After a visit by her parents, who express their approval of what she has done, Mohr comes to the prison and sadly watches Sophie taken away. Soon after, she is led into a cell where Christoph Hans await. Probst remarks; as Sophie is led into a courtyard, she says, "The sun is still shining". She is placed in a guillotine; the blade falls and the picture goes black. Hans exclaims, "Es lebe die Freiheit!" before the blade falls again. Probst is brought in next. In the closing shot, thousands of leaflets fall from the sky over Munich. A title explains that copies of the White Rose manifesto were smuggled to the Allies, who printed millions of copies of the "Manifesto of the Students of Munich" that were subsequently dropped on German cities.

Julia Jentsch as Sophia Magdalena'Sophie' Scholl Fabian Hinrichs as Hans Fritz Scholl Alexander Held as Robert Mohr Johanna Gastdorf as Else Gebel André Hennicke as Dr. Roland Freisler Florian Stetter as Christoph Hermann Probst Maximilian Brückner as Willi Graf Johannes Suhm as Alexander Schmorell Lilli Jung as Gisela Schertling Petra Kelling as Magdalena Scholl Jörg Hube as Robert Scholl Franz Staber as Werner Scholl Berlin Film Festival, 2005 Silver Bear: Best Director – Marc Rothemund Silver Bear: Best Actress – Julia Jentsch European Film Awards, 2005 Best European Actress – Julia Jentsch Audience Award Bernhard-Wicki-Filmpreis, 2005 German Film Awards Audience Award Best Film, Silver Prize Best acting performance – Julia Jentsch 78th Academy Awards Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Die Weiße Rose The Nasty Girl Jud Newborn Sophie Scholl – The Final Days film website Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage film website (in Germa

Anne-Françoise de Fougeret

Anne-Françoise de Fougeret born Anne-Françoise Outremont, was a French philanthropist. She founded one of the first secular women's charity organizations in France, the Société de Charité Maternelle for the support of poor women and children, in 1788, was its first president under the protection of queen Marie Antoinette, she was involved in French society and with finding wet nurses for abandoned children using older women from her husband's estates. The children were fed goat's and cow's milk but three-quarters of them died, she realised that the solution was to help the mothers before they abandoned their children so that they could feed and nurture them. During the revolution, her husband was guillotined. In 1801 "her" organisation was revived and although she was a member she was not involved, her daughters were and it was regretted that she was not more acknowledged when the organisation came under the Napoleonic administration

Sébastien Feller

Sebastien Feller is a French chess grandmaster. He was found guilty of cheating by the French Chess Federation and sanctioned in 2012 by not being allowed to participate in FIDE tournaments for 2 years and 9 months, he denied the charges and said they were motivated by a dispute over the direction of the French Chess Federation. Sebastien Feller was born in Thionville, France, on 11 March 1991. Feller achieved both his International Master and Grandmaster titles in 2007 at age 17, he won the French Junior Championship 2007 and was vice-champion of the European U16 Championships 2007. He played as the first reserve for France in the European Team Championships 2009 held in Novi Sad, scoring +4 =4 -1, he was French Blitz Champion in 2010 and winner of the Paris championship in July 2010. In 2010, he represented France in the 39th Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk, but was found guilty of cheating by the French Chess Federation. In October 2010, Feller scored 6/9 during the 39th Chess Olympiad and won the Gold medal for best individual performance on board 5.

However, the French Chess Federation accused Feller, along with French players GM Arnaud Hauchard and IM Cyril Marzolo, of cheating during the Olympiad. While Feller was in the playing hall, Marzolo was in France where he checked the best moves on the computer. Marzolo allegedly sent the move in coded pairs of numbers by SMS to Hauchard. Once Hauchard had the suggested move, he would position himself in the hall behind one of the other players’ tables in a predefined coded system, where each table represented a move to play; the French Chess Federation claims, in all, 200 text messages were sent during the tournament. The scam was uncovered by Joanna Pomian, the federation's vice-president. Feller released a statement in defense of himself: Official Statement of GM Sebastien Feller Translation by Jean-Michel BlatrierThe French Chess Federation took disciplinary measures against the three players; these measures were revoked by a French civil court due to technicalities. In July 2012 the FIDE Ethic Commission sanctioned all three players and ruled "Mr. Sébastien FELLER has to be sanctioned with the exclusion from the participation in all FIDE tournaments, as a player or as a member of a national delegation, for a period of 2 years and 9 months, starting from the 1st of August 2012".

- David Howell vs Sebastien Feller, Khanty Mansiysk 2010, 0-1 - Sebastien Feller - Robert Markus, Khanty Mansiysk 2010, 1-0 - Sebastien Feller - Tamaz Gelashvili, Khanty Mansiysk 2010, 1-0 - Ivan Morovic-Fernandez - Sebastien Feller, Aeroflot Open 2010, 0-1 - Artyom Timofeev - Sebastien Feller, Khanty Mansiysk 2010, 0-1 - Sebastien Feller - Andrei Volokitin, Aix-les-Bains 2011, 1-0 Feller's FIDE ranking has been suspended following the judgment of the FIDE Ethic Commission. In January 2012 he was listed the last time in the top 100 published by FIDE at position 95, his handle on the Internet Chess Club is "GodSebFeller". Sébastien Feller player profile and games at Chessgames.com

The Madness (Art of Anarchy album)

The Madness is the second studio album by American rock band Art of Anarchy, released on March 24, 2017. It is the first album to feature former Creed vocalist Scott Stapp since the passing of former member Scott Weiland in 2015. According to website Lowdwire.com, the band is "taking a new direction" with their music on the album. Chad Childers from Loudwire reviewed the album, stating "The musicianship is strong, the writing connects and they have a disc that could go deep in terms of radio singles; the Madness is just the beginning of what looks like a bright future". Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal – lead guitar, backing vocals Jon Votta – lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals Scott Stapp – lead vocals John Moyerbass guitar, backing vocals Vince Vottadrums, percussion

Black Creek Wilderness

Black Creek Wilderness is a 5,052-acre wilderness area in the U. S. state of Mississippi. Located within the De Soto National Forest, Mississippi's largest wilderness lies in the broad valley of Black Creek, stained a deep caramel color by the tannic acid of decaying vegetation; the upland areas protect significant areas of longleaf pine forest, while the river creates bottomland hardwoods and shorelines with sand bars. It is therefore an important representation of typical coastal plain ecosystems that existed before forests were cleared and the rivers dammed; the Pascagoula River is nationally significant as one of the largest unimpeded rivers remaining in the lower 48 states. Rare species include the Pearl darter and the Yellow-blotched map turtle, both found only in this river and its tributaries; this wilderness area is surrounded by De Soto National Forest, one of the nation's most important areas of coastal plain ecosystems. Black Creek, a tributary of the Pascagoula River, is Mississippi's only designated National Wild and Scenic River.

Designated in 1986, 21 miles of the creek are classified as "scenic."Black Creek bisects Black Creek Wilderness, creating a hardwood floodplain of oxbow lakes and thick stands of sweet gum, sweet bay, red maple, oak and bald cypress. These represent the sort of forests that form when natural levels of water, including spring flooding and summer drought, control the distribution of species. List of U. S. Wilderness Areas Wilderness Act Black Creek Wilderness - Wilderness.net Black Creek Wilderness, Mississippi - GORP Black Creek Wilderness - Backpacker.com