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Thérèse Schwartze

Thérèse Schwartze was a Dutch portrait painter. Thérèse Schwartze was born on 20 December 1851 in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, she was the daughter of the painter Johan Georg Schwartze, who grew up in Philadelphia and trained in Düsseldorf. Schwartze received her first training from her father, before studying for a year at the Rijksacademie van Beeldende Kunsten, she travelled to Munich and studied under Gabriel Max and Franz von Lenbach. In 1879 she went to Paris to continue her studies under Jean-Jacques Henner; when she returned to Amsterdam she became a member of Amicitiae. Schwartze exhibited her work at the Palace of Fine Arts at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. On 22 July 1918 Anton van Duyl, died; as Schwartze was in bad health at that time, the death of her husband was a blow that she could not overcome easily. She died in Amsterdam on 23 December 1918 from a sudden illness. Schwartze was buried at Zorgvlied cemetery in Amsterdam, she was reburied at the Nieuwe Ooster cemetery in Amsterdam, where her sister created a memorial to her, modelled after her death mask, now considered a rijksmonument.

Her portraits of Amsterdam's elite, are remarkable for excellent character drawing and vigour of handling and rich quality of pigment. She signed. Schwartze" and was married late in life in 1906 to Anton van Duyl, whereupon she signed works with "Th. V Duyl. Schwartze", she was one of the few women painters, honoured by an invitation to contribute their portraits to the hall of painters at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Some of her best pictures, notably a portrait of Piet J Joubert, Three Inmates of the Orphanage at Amsterdam, are at the Rijksmuseum, one entitled Five Amsterdam Orphans at the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, her niece Lizzy Ansingh, who she painted a few times became a painter. Her sister Georgine Schwartze became a sculptor, she lived with her extended family at Prinsengracht 1901 in Amsterdam and painted her housemates in 1915: Works of Thérèse Schwartze by museumJewish antique dealer, Joods Historisch Museum Portrait of Mozes de Vries van Buren, Joods Historisch Museum Portrait of Abraham Carel Wertheim, Joods Historisch Museum Portrait of P. M. Wertheim-Wertheim, Joods Historisch Museum Portrait of Dr. J.

L. Dusseau, Rijksmuseum Young Italian woman with the dog Puck, Rijksmuseum Portrait of Peter Marius Tutein Nolthenius, Rijksmuseum Portrait of Frederik Daniël Otto Obreen, Rijksmuseum Three Inmates of the Orphanage at Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum Portrait of Dr. P. J. H. Cuypers, Rijksmuseum Portrait of Alida Elisabeth Grevers, Rijksmuseum Portrait of Piet Joubert, Rijksmuseum Portrait of Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriël, Rijksmuseum Portrait of Amelia Eliza van Leeuwen, Rijksmuseum Portrait of Lizzie Ansingh, Rijksmuseum Portrait of Maria Catharina Josephine Jordan, Rijksmuseum Portrait of C. M van der Goot-Mabé Grevingh, Teylers Museum Several drawings, Leiden University Portrait of Prof Adriaan Heynsius, Leiden University Portrait of Prof Gustaaf Schlegel, Leiden University Portrait of Prof A. P. N. Franchimont, Leiden University Portrait of Prof. M. J. de Goeje, Leiden University Portrait of Prof Blok, Leiden University Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed..

"Schwartze, Teresa". Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press. Art work listings are translated from the Dutch Wikipedia. Hollema and Kouwenhoven, Pieternel, Thérèse Schwartze, Painting for a Living, Amsterdam 2015, ISBN 978-90-824064-0-5, C. Hollema, Thérèse Schwartze, haar klant was koning, Walburg Pers, 1e druk 1998, ISBN 978-90-5730-713-3, English edition in preparation. Http:// 1 painting by or after Thérèse Schwartze at the Art UK site

2016 in European music

2016 in continental European music in geographical order. 13 February – All four members of British rock band Viola Beach, their manager, are killed when their car crashes off a bridge and into a river in Södertälje, Sweden. 22 April – Romania is forced to withdraw from the Eurovision Song Contest because of failure to repay an old debt. 14 May – Ukraine win the Eurovision Song Contest, in Stockholm, with the song "1944", performed by Jamala. Main article for Scandinavian music in 2016 Main article for Danish music in 2016 Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Danish #1s Main article for Finnish music in 2016 Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Finnish #1 singles2015, #1 albums Main article for Norwegian music in 2016 Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Norway charts Main article for Swedish music in 2016 Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Swedish #1 singles and albums Dutch #1 singles Main article for Irish music in 2016 Main article for British music in 2016 German number ones EFF, a project of Felix Jaehn is successful with their first single "Stimme".

Kurdish-German rapper Azad, Schiller, AnnenMayKantereit, all have #1 albums. Swiss #1s French #1s Imany has a European hit with "Don't be so shy", with a #1 in Germany, Austria and Russia. Italian number ones List of Polish #1 singles Czech #1 singles Hungarian #1 singles 2 January – Michel Delpech, French singer-songwriter and actor, 69 9 January – Jānis Vaišļa, Latvian musician, 46 6 February – Eddy Wally, Belgian singer, 83 21 February – Piotr Grudziński, 40, Polish guitarist. 22 February – Hans Reffert, German musician and composer, 69 23 February – Johnny Murphy, Irish musician and actor, 72 5 March – Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor and cellist, 86 5 March – François-Eudes Chanfrault, French composer, 41 22 April — Ojārs Grīnbergs, Latvian singer, 73 26 April – Gabriele Sima, Austrian opera singer, 61 29 April – Dmytro Hnatyuk, Ukrainian operatic baritone, 91 11 May – Peter Behrens, German drummer, actor and clown, 68 17 May – Huguette Dreyfus, French harpsichordist, 87Huguette Dreyfus, 87, French harpsichordist.

2 June – Corry Brokken, Dutch singer, Eurovision Song Contest 1957 winner, 83 26 July – Roye Albrighton, German musician, 67 27 July – Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer, 87 7 August – Dolores Vargas, Spanish singer, 80 22 August – Toots Thielemans, Belgian jazz musician, 94 European Music Council

Les Primrose

Leslie John "Les" Primrose was an Australian rules footballer who played with University in the Victorian Football League. He served in the Australian Flying Corps in World War I and took part in dogfights against the German Red Baron unit, he was killed in a plane crash in 1918. The son of John William Primrose, Catherine Ellen Primrose, née Dent, Leslie John Primrose was born in Ballarat, Victoria on 14 May 1890. Cleared from Golden Point to University on 26 April 1912, he played in 16 senior matches over two seasons. Employed as a schoolteacher, Primrose enlisted in the First AIF on 2 August 1915, he was killed in action when his plane crashed on its return flight to its base on 4 June 1918. List of Victorian Football League players who died in active service Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim; the Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing. Main, J. & Allen, D. "Primrose, Leslie", pp.154-156 in Main, J. & Allen, D. Fallen – The Ultimate Heroes: Footballers Who Never Returned From War, Crown Content, 2002.

ISBN 1-74095-010-0 World War One Service Record: Lieutenant Leslie John Primrose, National Archives of Australia. World War One Embarkation Roll: Lieutenant Leslie John Primrose, collection of the Australian War Memorial. World War One Nominal Roll: Lieutenant Leslie John Primrose, collection of the Australian War Memorial. Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files: Lieutenant Leslie John Primrose, collection of the Australian War Memorial. Roll of Honour: Lieutenant Leslie John Primrose, Australian War Memorial; the Late Lieutenant Primrose, The Hamilton Spectator, p.7. Les Primrose's playing statistics from AFL Tables Les Primrose at Leslie John Primrose, at Western District Families. Photograph of Second Lieutenant Leslie John Primrose, No 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, Collection of the Australian War Memorial. Group portrait of Officers of No 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, Collection of the Australian War Memorial. Original grave at Breuil-le-Sec Cemetery of Lieutenant Leslie John Primrose, No 2 Squadron, photograph in the collection of the Australian War Memorial.

Lieutenant Leslie John Primrose, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository

The Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository, as designated by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act amendments of 1987, is a proposed deep geological repository storage facility within Yucca Mountain for spent nuclear fuel and other high-level radioactive waste in the United States. The site is located on federal land adjacent to the Nevada Test Site in Nye County, about 80 mi northwest of the Las Vegas Valley; the project was approved in 2002 by the 107th United States Congress, but federal funding for the site ended in 2011 under the Obama Administration via amendment to the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, passed on April 14, 2011. The project has encountered many difficulties and was contested by the non-local public, the Western Shoshone peoples, many politicians; the project faces strong state and regional opposition. The Government Accountability Office stated that the closure was for political, not technical or safety reasons; this leaves American utilities and the United States government, which disposes of its transuranic waste 2,150 feet below the surface at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico, without any designated long-term storage site for the high-level radioactive waste stored on site at various nuclear facilities around the country.

Under President Barack Obama the Department of Energy reviewed options other than Yucca Mountain for a high-level waste repository. The Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future, established by the Secretary of Energy, released its final report in January 2012, it detailed an urgent need to find a site suitable for constructing a consolidated geological repository, stating that any future facility should be developed by a new independent organization with direct access to the Nuclear Waste Fund, not subject to political and financial control as the Cabinet-level Department of Energy is. However the site met with strong opposition including from then-Senate leader Harry Reid. Under President Donald Trump, the DOE has ceased deep borehole and other non–Yucca Mountain waste disposition research activities. For FY18, the DOE had requested $120 million and the NRC $30 million from Congress to continue licensing activities for the Yucca Mountain Repository. For FY19, the DOE has again requested $120 million but the NRC has increased its request to $47.7 million.

Congress decided to provide no funding for the remainder of FY18. In May 2019 Illinois Rep. John Shimkus reintroduced a bill in the House for the site; however the Appropriation Committee killed an amendment by Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho to add $74 million in Yucca Mountain funding to an Energy Department appropriations bill. In the meantime, most nuclear power plants in the United States have resorted to the indefinite on-site dry cask storage of waste in steel and concrete casks. Spent nuclear fuel is the radioactive by-product of electricity generation at commercial nuclear power plants, high-level radioactive waste is the by-product from reprocessing spent fuel to produce fissile material for nuclear weapons. In 1982, the United States Congress established a national policy to solve the problem of nuclear waste disposal; this policy is a federal law called the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, which made the DOE responsible for finding a site and operating an underground disposal facility called a geologic repository.

The recommendation to use a geologic repository dates back to 1957 when the National Academy of Sciences recommended that the best means of protecting the environment and public health and safety would be to dispose of the waste in rock deep underground. The DOE began studying Yucca Mountain in 1978 to determine whether it would be suitable for the nation's first long-term geologic repository for over 70,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste as of 2015 stored at 121 sites around the nation. An estimated 10,000 metric tons of the waste would be from America's military nuclear programs. On December 19, 1984, the DOE selected ten locations in six states for consideration as potential repository sites, based on data collected for nearly ten years; the ten sites were studied and results of these preliminary studies were reported in 1985. Based on these reports, President Ronald Reagan approved three sites for intensive scientific study called site characterization.

The three sites were Washington. In 1987, Congress amended the Nuclear Waste Policy Act and directed DOE to study only Yucca Mountain, located adjacent to the former nuclear test site; the Act provided that if during site characterization the Yucca Mountain location was found unsuitable, studies would be stopped immediately. This option expired when the site was recommended by the President. On July 23, 2002, President George W. Bush signed House Joint Resolution 87, allowing the DOE to take the next step in establishing a safe repository in which to store the country's nuclear waste; the DOE was to begin accepting spent fuel at the Yucca Mountain Repository by January 31, 1998 but did not do so because of a series of delays due to legal challenges, concerns over how to transport nuclear waste to the facility, political pressures resulting in underfunding of the construction. On July 18, 2006 the DOE proposed March 31, 2017 as the date to open the facility and begin accepting waste based on full funding.

On September 8, 2006 Ward Sproat, a nuclear industry executive of PECO energy in Pennsylvania, was nominated by President Bush to lead the Yucca Mountain Project. Following the 2006 mid-term Congressional elections, Democratic Nevada Senator Harry Reid, a

Save Karyn

Save Karyn is the name of both a Web site and a book. was the first notable cyberbegging site. Save Karyn: One Shopaholic’s Journey to Debt and Back is the book chronicling the events leading up to and through the height of the site's popularity; the creator of both works is Karyn Bosnak a television producer, raised in the U. S. state of Illinois, who has lived much of her adult life in the greater New York City area. Up until 2000, she had a high-paying job, wasn't concerned about going into debt to feed her affection for buying designer-label products. However, when she was laid off, her credit card debt of more than $20,000 started looming larger every month she was unable to find steady employment. In the summer of 2002, Bosnak registered the Internet domain name, launched the site to request voluntary donations from the public. It had occurred to Bosnak that if she could receive just a few donations of several thousand dollars from a few wealthy people, or thousands of donations of one dollar from average-income people, she could pay off her debts.

She reasoned that any amount given would be insignificant to the donor, but if she found enough donors, the aggregate would be quite significant to her. An early version of the site announced "WANTED: $20,000. CREDIT CARDS ARE BAD. Hello! My name is Karyn, I’m nice and I’m asking for your help! You see, I have this huge credit card debt and I need $20,000 to pay it off. So if you have an extra buck or two, please send it my way... Together we can banish credit card debt from my life." Her request echoed the matter-of-fact style of her initial plea to the online community, which she had made using Bosnak was not the first individual to solicit voluntary donations via the Internet. However, she was one of the first to have a defined goal, she updated the site with amounts received and progress made toward her goal. Bosnak added a number of features to the site, including both ways she was saving money, as well as suggestions of other ways people could save money. While it was operational in its original form, she worked about 12 hours a day at her primary job and spent hours every night working on the website.

Throughout the summer and latter half of 2002, as word of the site spread, it received ever-growing press coverage, including mentions on CNN, a spot on The Today Show, articles in various domestic and international newspapers and magazines. The site attracted numerous Internet detractors and critics, most notably a parody site entitled "Don't Save Karyn". Bosnak contends that her efforts could be more compared to a street performer than a panhandler, as her regular candid, humorous, writings on her site provided an entertainment value, unmatched by other solicitation sites. Bosnak said that many of the gifts she received on the website came with a note to explain that the reader was giving her money for the entertainment value that she had provided. Bosnak received about $13,000 in gifts on the site over the course of about 20 weeks, she paid off the rest of her debts by selling used goods on eBay and saving money that she earned from her job. Once she had paid off her debts, as promised, she stopped accepting donations, instead added links to other sites belonging to other people with specific needs.

The book chronicling her site's success has been popular, has been translated into Dutch, German, Thai, Russian and Croatian. With the proceeds from the book, she donated the original $13,000 that she received in gifts to an unspecified charity; as discussed near the end of the book, in 2003 Bosnak signed a deal with a Sony subsidiary for the rights to a movie chronicling her rise to fame. As of January 2020, no movie has been produced; the current site The original site Article on Karyn and Cyberbegging McVeigh, Karen, "Passing a buck", The Scotsman, Edinboro, 8 May 2004 Karyn Bosnak on IMDb

Sutahata (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Sutahata was an assembly constituency in Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. As a consequence of the orders of the Delimitation Commission, Sutahata ceases to exist from 2011, it was part of Tamluk. In the 2006 elections, Nityananda Bera of CPI defeated his nearest rival Tushar Kanti Mondal of Trinamool Congress. In 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections, Nityananda Bera of CPI won the 205 Sutahata assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Tushar Kanti Mondal of Trinamool Congress. Tushar Kanti Mandal of Congress defeated Nityananda Bera of CPI in 1996. Lakshman Chandra Seth of CPI defeated Tushar Mandal of Congress in 1991, Narendra Nath Patra of Congress/ Independent in 1987 and 1982. Shiba Nath Das of Janata Party defeated Lakshman Chandra Seth of CPI in 1977. Rabindra Nath Karan of CPI won in 1972. Baneswar Patra of Bangla Congress won in 1971. Harahari Deb of Congress won in 1969. M. C. Das of Bangla Congress won in 1967. Mahtab Chand Das of Congress won in 1962