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The Addams Family

The Addams Family is a fictional household created by American cartoonist Charles Addams in 1938. The Addams Family included Gomez and Morticia Addams, their children Wednesday and Pugsley, close family members Uncle Fester and Grandmama, their butler Lurch, Pugsley's pet octopus Aristotle; the dimly seen Thing was introduced in 1954, Gomez's Cousin Itt and Mortica's pet lion, Kitty Kat in 1964. The Addamses are a satirical inversion of the ideal 20th-century American family: an odd wealthy aristocratic clan who delight in the macabre and are unaware or unconcerned that other people find them bizarre or frightening, they appeared as an unrelated group of 150 single-panel cartoons, about half of which were published in The New Yorker between their debut in 1938 and Charles Addams' death in 1988. They have since been adapted to other media. In 1964, a live-action television series, starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones, premiered on ABC and subsequently inspired a 1977 television film and cameos from the cast in other shows.

An unrelated animated series aired in 1973. The franchise was revived in the 1990s with a feature film series consisting of The Addams Family and Addams Family Values. Both received nominations for Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Hugo Awards. For her role as Morticia, Anjelica Huston was twice nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, Raul Julia, Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack received multiple Saturn Award and American Comedy Award nominations for their portrayals; the films inspired a second animated series, set in the same fictional universe but with Astin reprising his role as the voice of Gomez. It was nominated for four Daytime Emmy Awards, including one for Astin. Following Julia's death, the series was rebooted with a 1998 direct-to-video film starring Tim Curry and Daryl Hannah, a spin-off live-action television series. A decade a live musical adaptation featuring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth opened on Broadway and was nominated for two Tony Awards and eight Drama Desk Awards.

The franchise has become a staple of popular culture and it has spawned a video game series, academic books, soundtracks which are based around its Grammy-nominated theme song. The family has had a profound influence on American comics and television, it has been seen as an inspiration for the goth subculture and its fashion. According to The Telegraph, the Addamses "are one of the most iconic families in American history, up there with the Kennedys". Time has compared "the relevance and the cultural reach" of the family with those of the Kennedys and the Roosevelts, "so much a part of the American landscape that it's difficult to discuss the country's history without mentioning them". For TV Guide, which listed the characters in the top ten of The 60 Greatest TV Families of All Time, the Addamses "provid the design for cartoonish clans to come, like the Flintstones and the Simpsons". Owing to their popularity, the first feature-length adaption has been identified as a "cult film", while Addams Family Values was listed one of The 50 Best family films by The Guardian and nominated for the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Laughs at the turn of the century.

Ricci's portrayal of Wednesday in the film series was ranked one of The 100 Greatest Movie Characters by Empire, in 2011 AOL named Morticia one of The 100 Most Memorable Female TV Characters. Addams' original cartoons were one-panel gags; the characters were unnamed until the television series production. Gomez and Pugsley are enthusiastic. Morticia is in disposition, witty, sometimes deadly. Grandma Frump is foolishly good-natured. Wednesday is her mother's daughter. A knit family, the real head being Morticia—although each of the others is a definite character—except for Grandma, led. Many of the troubles they have as a family are due to Grandma's fumbling, weak character; the house is a wreck, of course, but this is a house-proud family just the same and every trap door is in good repair. Money is no problem; the family appears to be a single surviving branch of the Addams clan. Many other "Addams families" exist all over the world. According to the film version, the family credo is. Charles Addams was first inspired by his hometown of Westfield, New Jersey, an area full of ornate Victorian mansions and archaic graveyards.

In the original comics series they live in a gothic house on Cemetery Ridge. According to the television series, they live in a gloomy mansion adjacent to a cemetery and a swamp. In The Addams Family musical, the house is located in Central Park. Although most of the humor derives from the fact that they share macabre interests, the Addamses are not evil, they are a close-knit extended family. Morticia is an exemplary mother, she and Gomez remain passionate towards each other; the parents are supportive of their children. The family is friendly and hospitable to visitors, in some cases it is willing to donate large sums of money to causes, despite the visitors' horror at the Addamses' peculiar lifestyle. Charles Addams began as a cartoonist in The New Yorker with a sketch of a window washer that ran on February 6, 1932, his cartoons ran re

House of La Fayette

The House of La Fayette was a French family of Nobles of the Sword, from the province of Auvergne, established during the Middle-Age by the lords of the fief of La Fayette held by the senior branch of the Motier family. Its most illustrious members are: Gilbert Motier de La Fayette: Lord of La Fayette, Marshal of France during the Hundred Years' War. François Leclerc du Tremblay known as Père Joseph: a French Capuchin friar and agent of Cardinal Richelieu, son of Marie Motier de La Fayette. Louise de La Fayette: favourite of Louis XIII of France. Madame de La Fayette: author of La Princesse de Clèves, France's first historical novel and one of the earliest novels in literature. Michel du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette French soldier and father of Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette: important participant in the American Revolution, the 1789 French Revolution and the 1830 French Revolution. Adrienne de La Fayette: wife of above. Georges Washington de La Fayette: a French soldier and politician.

The fief La Fayette was raised to a marquisate by Letters patent in about 1690. Brigadier des armées René-Armand Count and Marquis de La Fayette, son of Madame de La Fayette, François Motier, comte de La Fayette, died on 12 September 1694 of an illness in Landau during the Nine Years' War. In his will of 11 May 1692, he bequeathed to his sixth cousin Charles Motier Champétières, Baron de Vissac and his male descendants, he did this to continue the title. Edward Motier de La Fayette, Seigneur de Champétières, marquis de Vissac takes the name of "La Fayette", pursuant to the substitution made in favor of his father. Marie-Madeleine Motier de La Fayette daughter of René-Armand and wife of Charles Louis Bretagne de La Trémoille Prince of Taranto, Duke of Thouars, peer of France, by will of 3 July 1717, transmits the land of Lafayette to her 6 years old cousin Jacques-Roch Motier, as the representative of the Champétières branch of the family substituted by her father in the name and title of the Seigneur of La Fayette.

Jacques-Roch Motier de La Fayette passed marquisate de La Fayette to his brother, Michel du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, upon Jacques-Roch's death on January 18, 1734 while fighting the Austrians at Milan in the War of Polish Succession. On 1 August 1759, Michel du Motier de Lafayette died by being struck by a cannonball while fighting a British-led coalition at the Battle of Minden in Westphalia, the marquisate de La Fayette went to his son, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette married Marie Adrienne Françoise de Noailles, the daughter of Jean-Paul-François, 5th duc de Noailles, Henriette Anne Louise d'Aguesseau, they had four children: Henriette, Anastasie Louise Pauline du Motier, Georges Washington Louis Gilbert du Motier, Marie Antoinette Virginie du Motier. Georges de Lafayette married Emilie de Tracy, daughter of the Comte de Tracy, in 1802. Mathilde and Maurice had Octave Bureaux de Pusy. Nathalie and Adolphe had Octavie Périer, who married Sigismond Pourcet de Sahune.

A February 6, 1892 presidential decree authorized the great-great-grandsons of the general, Paul Pourcet de Sahune, Gaston Pourcet de Sahune and Gilbert Bureaux de Pusy, to add to their respective names "du Motier de Lafayette." Virginie married Louis de Lasteyrie On 20 April 1803. They had four children: Pauline, who married Charles de Rémusat, Mélanie, who married Francisque de Corcelle, in 1831, their son, Adrien Jules de Lasteyrie married Olivia de Rohan-Chabot, the daughter of the émigré Louis de Rohan, Vicomte de Chabot, Lady Charlotte Fitzgerald, daughter of the second Duke of Leinster. Mélanie and Francisque had a daughter Marie Henriette Hélène Marthe Tircuy de Corcelle, who married Charles Adolphe Pineton de Chambrun, a lawyer from New York, at the Église de la Madeleine on 8 June 1859. Adrien Jules and Olivia had Louis de Lasteyrie who married Olivia Mills Goodlake. Louis married Louise Chodron de Courcel, in 1908. Juste-Charles de la Tour-Maubourg, married Anastasie de Lafayette.

He was a French soldier and politician during the French Revolution, the First French Empire. His father was Claude Florimond du Faÿ and his moth

IntegraXor

IntegraXor is a supervisory control and data acquisition and human-machine interface software system developed by Ecava and first released in 2003. As a commercial web SCADA system, it is used by engineers as a tool to develop and customize web-based SCADA applications. Security researchers have found numerous vulnerabilities including a Zero Day vulnerability where major manufacturers and industrial companies in the UK, US and over 30 other countries are being urged to adopt a rapidly-released fix by IntegraXor; the United States Department of Homeland Security Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team itself discovered vulnerabilities in IntegraXor. In 2013, Ecava released the first known bug bounty program for ICS. However, they received a backlash for offering store credits instead of cash which does not incentivize security researchers. Official website

Maryland Wildland

In 1971, the Maryland State Legislature passed the Wildlands Protection Act. Under this law, the legislature can protect certain publicly owned areas from logging or other incursions, thus preserve them for future generations; as of December 2018, 38 Maryland Wildlands have been so designated. The Maryland Wildlands Preservation System is the state's counterpart to the federal government's National Wilderness Preservation System, consists of all those properties owned and managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources which are designated as State wildlands by the Maryland General Assembly; each tract of land designated as a Maryland Wildland “overlaps” all or part of a state park, wildlife management area or other DNR land unit. In all, there are 65,956 acres of Maryland Wildlands in the state. Garrett County: Within the Savage River State Forest Big Savage Mountain Wildland Bear Pen Wildland Middle Fork Wildland High Rock Wildland Savage Ravines Wildland South Savage Wildland Upper White Rock Wildland Backbone Mountain Wildland Maple Lick Run Wildland Puzzley Run WildlandAllegany County: Within the Green Ridge State Forest Deep Run Wildland Maple Run Wildland Potomac Bends Wildland Within Rocky Gap State Park Rocky Gap Wildland Within the Dan's Mountain Wildlife Management Area Dan’s Mountain WildlandWashington County: Within the Sideling Hill Wildlife Management Area Sideling Hill WildlandFrederick County: Within Cunningham Falls State Park Cunningham Falls State Park WildlandFrederick and Montgomery Counties: Within the Islands of the Potomac Wildlife Management Area Islands of the Potomac WildlandBaltimore County: Within North Point State Park Black Marsh Wildland Within Gunpowder Falls State Park Gunpowder Falls Wildland Panther Branch Wildland Sweathouse Branch Wildland Mingo Branch/Bush Cabin Run Wildland Within the Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area Soldiers Delight WildlandHoward and Montgomery Counties: Within Patuxent River State Park Patuxent River WildlandPrince George's County: Within the Belt Woods Natural Environment Area Belt Woods Wildland Calvert County: Within Calvert Cliffs State Park Calvert Cliffs Wildland Within Parker’s Creek Wildlife Management Area Parker’s Creek WildlandSt.

Mary's County: Within St. Mary's River State Park St. Mary's River WildlandCharles County: Within the Mattawoman Natural Environment Area Mattawoman Wildland Within the Zekiah Swamp Natural Environment Area Zekiah Swamp Wildland Within the Chapman State Park Chapman WildlandCaroline County: Within the Idylwild Wildlife Management Area Idylwild WildlandWorcester County: Within the Pocomoke River State Forest and/or Pocomoke River State Park Pocomoke River Wildland Cypress Swamp WildlandSomerset County: Within the Cedar Island Wildlife Management Area Cedar Island Wildland Within Janes Island State Park Janes Island Wildland The Maryland Wildlands Preservation System webpage at the Maryland DNR Website State Wildland System webpage listing acreages and locations

Na'im Akbar

Na'im Akbar is a clinical psychologist well known for his Afro-centric approach to psychology. He is a distinguished scholar, public speaker, author. Akbar entered the world of Black psychology in the 1960s, as the Black Power Movement was gaining momentum. In the 1970s, Akbar published his first critiques of the Eurocentric psychological tradition, asserting that this model maintained the intellectual oppression of African Americans. Akbar criticized the pathology perspectives that had taken over as the dominant literature on African Americans. Many of his major works involved mental health among African Americans. Na’im Akbar named Luther Benjamin Weems Jr. was born on April 26, 1944, in Tallahassee, Florida. He attended the Florida A & M University Laboratory School, an all-Black school, from kindergarten through high school, graduated from high school in 1961; as a child of Black middle class parents, Akbar was in an unusual situation at the time as both of his parents were college educated, a rare circumstance for a Black child growing up at the time.

His childhood was spent in a segregated southern community in Tallahassee, but he lived in a unique community where “academic excellence was the unquestioned standard”. At a time when Black people lived in both and economically oppressed segregated communities, this emphasis on academic excellence was uncommon. Upon graduating high school, Akbar moved on to the University of Michigan, where he completed his B. A. in Psychology, M. A. in Clinical Psychology, Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology. Influenced by the Black student movement at the University of Michigan, freshly aware of racial tensions, Akbar became active with the Black Action Movement strike which shut down classes at the University of Michigan for three weeks in the late 1960s, his experiences at Michigan helped to set the stage for Akbar to start questioning the normative status quo approach to psychology, dominant at the time. Akbar relates that the environment at Michigan lead to “the early conversations that we began to have about a ‘Black Psychology’, to deconstruct the psychology that we had been taught”.

Working towards his Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology, Akbar wrote a dissertation called "Power Themes among Negro and White Paranoid and non-Paranoid Schizophrenics". In his dissertation, Akbar sought to define and explore the distinctive literature discussing definitions of psychology and mental health for Black people. Through this work, Akbar began to question many of the accepted definitions of mental health for Black people, which had their genesis in European American psychology. Akbar credits this time in his career as the defining point about which his future work would be forged. After obtaining his Ph. D. from the University of Michigan, Akbar moved to Atlanta to work for the psychology department at Morehouse College, a Black college. At Morehouse, Akbar designed and taught the first Black psychology course in the history of the college, developed the first Black psychology program at the college. After two years of working at Morehouse, Akbar was named chair of the Psychology Department there.

Three years Akbar left Morehouse to work at the Nation of Islam's headquarters in Chicago. Around this time, Akbar changed his name to Luther X, after joining the Nation of Islam and later to Na’im Akbar after joining the Muslim American Community of Imam Warith Deen Mohammed named "The World Community of Al-Islam in The West". Akbar created the Office of Human Development, where he remained for two years until he went back to teaching and accepted a position at Norfolk State University, a Black university located in Norfolk, Virginia; as an Associate Professor at Norfolk, Akbar taught courses in Black psychology. Akbar moved on to accept a faculty position at Florida State University back in his hometown of Tallahassee, where he continued to teach courses in Black psychology. In 1971, Akbar joined the Association of Black Psychologists, the largest professional organization with focuses on Black mental health in the world. Since becoming active in the organization, Akbar has served on the board numerous times, served as the President of the ABPsi from 1987 to 1988.

Additionally, Akbar has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Black Studies and was the associate editor of the Journal of Black Psychology for eight years. After teaching at Florida State University for 28 years, Akbar retired in 2008 so that he could put more time and effort into his role as the president of his private consulting and publishing company. Akbar created the private consulting company, Na’im Akbar Consultants, the publishing company, Mind Productions, in the late 1980s in efforts to broaden his teaching audience. Throughout his career, Akbar has become a distinguished author, writing numerous books and speaking publicly to share his expertise at conferences and interviews, his major contributions to the field of psychology have been centered on the topics of developing an African-centered approach in modern psychology – which for Akbar involves the deconstruction of Eurocentric psychological thought and the subsequent reconstruction/construction of an African psychology that includes the specific historical and cultural experiences of African Americans.

Other key topics in Akbar's life work involving the African American family and relationships, cultural diversity, the Afro-centric perspective. In his 1991 paper “Mental Disorder Among African Americans,” Akbar maintains his Afro-centric view of psychology, criticizes the Euro-centric normative definitions of mental illness that were used to classify and labe

London Conservatives

The London Conservatives are the regional party of the Conservative Party that operates in Greater London. The party's main competition is with the larger London Labour Party for office, they hold 21 of 73 London seats in 8 of 25 seats in the London Assembly. The party controls 7 of 32 London boroughs, won 508 out of the 1,851 Councillors in the 2018 local elections; the party held the Mayoralty of London from 2008 until losing to Labour in 2016. Bob Blackman James Brokenshire Iain Duncan Smith David Evennett Nickie Aiken Mike Freer Stephen Hammond Greg Hands David Simmonds Boris Johnson Gareth Bacon Julia Lopez Bob Neill Matthew Offord Chris Philp Andrew Rosindell Paul Scully Bob Stewart Theresa Villiers Elliot Colburn Felicity Buchan Tony Arbour Gareth Bacon Shaun Bailey Andrew Boff Steve O'Connell Tony Devenish Susan Hall Keith Prince The table below shows the results obtained by the London Conservatives in elections to the Greater London Council; the GLC was abolished by the Local Government Act 1985.

The table below shows the results obtained by the London Conservatives in elections to the London Assembly. Pending The table below shows the London Conservatives results in elections for the London Boroughs