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Toledo Museum of Art

The Toledo Museum of Art is an internationally known art museum located in the Old West End neighborhood of Toledo, United States. It houses a collection of more than 30,000 objects; the museum was founded by Toledo glassmaker Edward Drummond Libbey in 1901, moved to its current location, a Greek revival building designed by Edward B. Green and Harry W. Wachter, in 1912; the main building was expanded twice, in the 1930s. Other buildings were added in the 1990s and 2006. Effective July 1, 2019 John Stanley is serving as the interim director as the board conducts an international search for the 10th director; the museum holds major collections of glass art and of 19th- and 20th-century European and American art, as well as small but distinguished collections of Renaissance, Greek and Japanese art. Notable individual works include. Other artists in the permanent collection include Holbein, Cropsey, Tissot, Monet, Cézanne, Miró, Calder, Bearden and Kiefer; the museum bought the Rubens painting, The Crowning of Saint Catherine, from Albert Koppel in 1950.

Rubens had painted it for the church of the Augustinians in Mechelen where it was installed in 1631. In the eighteenth century, the church authorities sold it to a dealer, it remained as part of the Rutland estate until 1911 when the 8th Duke of Rutland sold it to the German-Jewish banker and science entrepreneur Leopold Koppel. On Koppel's death in 1933, it was stolen by senior Nazi Hermann Göring for his private collection. At the end of World War II it was discovered by American troops in a salt mine and was reclaimed, with several other paintings, by Leopold's son Albert; the painting is among the 360 objects in the museum's collection that changed hands in Continental Europe during the Nazi era, according to the American Alliance of Museums Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal. The Peristyle, a 1,750-seat concert hall in the east wing, is the principal concert space for the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and hosts the Museum's Masters series. Added in 1933, it was designed in classical style to match the museum's exterior.

Seating is divided into floor and riser seating, with the riser seating arranged in a half-circle, similar to a Greek theater. At the back of the riser seating are 28 Ionic columns. A sculpture garden containing postwar works was added in 2001. A Center for the Visual Arts, designed by Frank Gehry, was added in the 1990s, it includes the museum's library as well as studio and classroom space for the art department of the University of Toledo. In 2000, the museum chose the architectural firm of SANAA to design a new building to house the institution's glass collection, it was the firm's first commission in the United States. Front Inc. was appointed to assist the architects in developing technical concepts for the glass wall systems. Much of the money to build the Glass Pavilion came through the largest public fundraising drive in Toledo's history; the building's curved glass walls were imported from China. The Glass Pavilion opened in August 2006 to considerable critical acclaim. ArtNet described it as "a striking symbol of cultural power.

Intended to give pride of place to the institution’s collection of art glass." In his review for The New York Times, Nicolai Ouroussoff wrote, "Composed with exquisite delicacy, the pavilion's elegant maze of curved glass walls represents the latest monument to evolve in a chain extending back to the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles." Ouroussoff commented on the pavilion's relationship with the museum's other buildings: "The Glass Pavilion is part of a loosely knit complex that includes the Beaux-Arts-style art museum here and the University of Toledo’s Center for the Visual Arts, designed by Frank Gehry. With its grand staircase leading up to a row of Ionic columns, the original museum is both a temple to art and a monument to the belief in high culture’s ability to uplift the life of the worker; the new structure’s low, horizontal form, fits in this context with remarkable delicacy, as if the architects hesitated to disturb the surroundings." The building showcases the museum's original glass collection and several new works, including one prominent glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly.

Official museum webpage Center for Visual Arts, University of Toledo Video review of the Museum with on-site footage

Muzaffargarh District

Muzaffargarh District is a district of the Punjab province of Pakistan. Its capital is Muzaffargarh city, it lies on the bank of the Chenab River. The district is administratively divided into the following four tehsils, which contain a total of 93 Union Councils: Major ethnic group is Saraiki speaking Jatt people forming the majority with Saraiki speaking Gujjar, baloch and Pathans in minority. According to the 1998 census, the major first language, defined as the language for communication between parents and children, of the district is Saraiki, spoken by 86.3% of its inhabitants. Punjabi is spoken by 7.4%, Urdu – by 4.9%. The population is Muslim, with a Shia minority. There are Christians and Hindus in the city. In 997 CE, Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi, took over the Ghaznavid dynasty empire established by his father, Sultan Sebuktegin, In 1005 he conquered the Shahis in Kabul in 1005, followed it by the conquests of Punjab region; the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Empire ruled the region. The Punjab region became predominantly Muslim due to missionary Sufi saints whose dargahs dot the landscape of Punjab region.

Muzaffargarh region became a part of the Muslim Sultanate of Delhi when the Persian noble Sultan Shahab-ud-Din Muhammad Ghauri conquered Punjab in 1185. Faisalabad developed as medieval town and many Muslim Sufi missionaries converted the local population to Islam. During the Mughal period population increased and land under cultivation increased. After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Sikh Empire occupied Muzaffargarh region; the Muslims faced restrictions during the Sikh rule. Between 1765 and 1846 Muzaffargarh was occupied by the Sikhs. Two main battles between British and Sikh armies were fought in this district on 22 February 1849 the British declare victory in Punjab. Muzaffargarh was founded in 1794 by the Governor of Multan Nawab Muzaffar Khan; the Meaning of Muzaffargarh is "Fort of Muzaffar" because the old town lies inside the walls of a fort built by Nawab Muzaffar Khan of Multan. Prior to that the place was known by a shop called "Musan Hatti", on the road leading from Multan to Dera Ghazi Khan.

In 1861 it became the headquarters of Muzaffargarh District. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India while the Muslim refugees from India settled in the Muzaffargarh District. Muslims refugees from East Punjab, Jammu started arriving and crossed the border into Pakistan. Muzaffargarh spreads over an area of 8,249 km2 and forms a strip between the Chenab River on its east and Indus River on its west, which pass along the Eastern and Western boundaries of the district and a triangle at Alipur tehsil of the district; the district is bounded on the north by district Layyah, on the south by Bahawalpur and Rahimyar Khan districts across the river Chenab. Districts Multan and Khanewal are on the eastern side of district Muzaffargarh, across the river Chenab. District Jhang touches it on the northeast. Dera Gahzi Khan and Rajanpur districts lie on the western side across the river Indus, it is one of oldest districts of Punjab. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the population of the district was 2,635,903, of which 12.75% were urban.

Muzaffargarh is one of oldest districts of Punjab. Muzaffargarh was hard hit by the 2010 Pakistan floods, given its position between the Chenab and Indus rivers It is spread over an area of 8,249 km2. Muzaffargarh District lies in the strip between the rivers Indus; the city of Muzaffargarh is located in southern Punjab province at the exact centre of Pakistan. The closest major city is Multan; the area around the city is a flat, alluvial plain and is ideal for agriculture, with many citrus and mango farms. There are many canals; this makes the land fertile. However land close to the Chenab are flooded in the monsoon season. Muzaffargarh features an arid climate with hot summers and mild winters; the city witnesses some of the most extreme weather in the country. The highest recorded temperature is 54 °C, the lowest recorded temperature is −1 °C; the average rainfall is 127 millimetres. Dust storms are a common occurrence within the city; the district's towns include Basti Malik Wala, Mauza Bahadur Dawana, Dawana Bahadur Peer Rajan Bukhsh, Kot Addu and Hayat Nagar.

Although Muzaffargarh is one of the oldest and largest districts of Pakistan by area and population, it still has only a single campus of Virtual University of Pakistan. The literacy rate is one of the lowest in the country. District Muzaffargarh has a total of 1,009 female public sector schools. According to the School Education Department's data, a total of 5,023 male and 4,130 female teachers are employed in public school education sector of the district. An area of 100,864 acres is forested in the district. There is linear plantation of 1250 A. V. mile the roads/rails/canals in the district. Trees grown in the area are kikar, millbury, eucalyptus and coconut. DCO Muzaffargarh on Twitter Media related to Muzaffargarh District at Wikimedia Commons


Särö is an area in Kungsbacka Municipality, Halland County, with 3,165 inhabitants in 2010. It is located south of Gothenburg on the Särö peninsula. Geographically, the peninsula marks the transition from the Bohuslän archipelago in the north and the long, flat Halland coast in the south; the nature reserve. An agricultural area, Särö became most popular during the end of the 19th century when the middle class of nearby Gothenburg started to use the peninsula as a summer resort. A railway from central Gothenburg was built, the kings Oscar II and Gustav V frequented the area during the summer. Today, Särö is an affluent suburb of Kungsbacka. Now the older part of the town of Särö is located on the peninsula of the same name and is a villa community with several centuries-old villas. Särö now has many well-located Gothenburgers. Särö Lawn Tennisklubb is the local tennis club in Särö, it was established in 1897. King Oscar II of Sweden and Crown prince Gustaf V were frequent visitors to the club during the late 1800's through the 1900's.

Today SLTK have both indoor and outdoor courts, located in different areas of Särö

The Wishing Ring Man

The Wishing Ring Man is a 1919 American silent drama film produced by Vitagraph Studios and directed by David Smith. It was based on the novel by Margaret Widdemer, stars Bessie Love, with J. Frank Glendon in the title role; the film is presumed lost. Joy Havenith is kept away from other young people, she is unhappy with her situation, believes the "wishing ring man" when he says that, if she wishes hard enough, she will get everything she wants. When she is given the opportunity to go to the city, her grandfather refuses to let her go because she is not engaged. Joy claims to be engaged to the doctor, the doctor is forced to play along. Bessie Love as Joy Havenith J. Frank Glendon as Dr. John Hewitt, The Wishing Ring Man Jean Hathaway as Mrs. Hewitt Claire Du Brey as Gale Maddox Truman Van Dyke as Clarence Rutherford Willie Marks as Grandfather Havenith Alberta Lee as Grandmother Havenith Dorothy Hagan as Phyllis Harrington Colin Kenny as Allen Harrington On its release, it was shown with various serials and shorts, including Terror of the Range, the Pathé/Harold Lloyd comedy Billy Blazes, Esq.

Mutt and Jeff, or Outing Chester pictures. The film received positive reviews, it was noted that Love wore seventeen different costumes throughout the film; the Wishing Ring Man on IMDb The Wishing Ring Man at AllMovie Magic lantern slide

Rosie Burgess

Rosie Burgess is an Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Since 2010, she has fronted the Rosie Burgess Trio, a folk and blues band, with Sam Lohs on percussion and Tim Bennett on bass guitar. In 2004 Burgess had a side project as a hip hop, electronic artist and she worked as DJ Phobic. Rosie Burgess has recorded five albums: Viewed, Humble Pie, Wait for the World and Before I Set Sail. Rosie Burgess was born on 6 January 1978, she was raised in Melbourne with an older brother. At the age of four, Burgess started playing piano, her instrumentation includes electric violin, ukulele, mandolin, a makeshift drum kit. In 2004, she worked in Melbourne as a hip hop electronic artist, under the name Panika, issued a five-track extended play, 2 for Breathing, in November of that year. In that year, she performed as DJ Phobic, mixing "underground Australian hip hop with her own trax". In June 2007, National radio station, Triple J's Zan Rowe named Panika's track "Bezerk" as her Catch of the Day and felt it was "a great tune and snappy with some tidy production" as an example of "Uke-hop?

Yep, ukelele with hip-hop beats. Tidy stuff"; as an acoustic folk singer-songwriter she issued, Viewed, in February 2005. Burgess' recordings and live performances have been met with critical praise. According to Soulshine's reviewer in 2006, her "quirky and original tunes are captivating audiences wherever she goes, her high energy live shows and many live-to-air radio performances have secured her a growing fan base of acoustic blues & roots lovers around the globe". She signed with Fogsongs, a Sydney publishing group, her album, Humble Pie, which appeared in May 2007 was distributed by MGM Distribution; that year, Groove Merchants' writer noted that by "Playing straight from the heart, Rosie keeps herself warm with her skillful rootsy guitar and mandolin playing, singing up a storm everytime she takes the stage. Her music flows out of her whole body – at times edgy and intense, at times raw and beautiful, it is always original and gripping". In 2008, Burgess received a grant of $6000 from Arts, Victoria to undertake a tour of Western Australia including performing at the Nannup Festival in March.

She has performed extensively in Australia and North America at festivals such as the Woodford Folk Festival and California Worldfest. She has toured Canada. Rosie Burgess is a self-taught musician and formed her own record label, Payne Street Records in 2001, she became a vegetarian from age 14. She resides in Melbourne with her son. Viewed Genetically Modified Sound Vault Humble Pie Fogsongs/MGM Distribution Wait for the World Raw Leap Before I Set Sail 2 for Breathing Sound Vault Handful, Part One Handful, Part Two Rosie Burgess at Foghorn Records Rosie Burgess discography at MusicBrainz

Renaud de Forez

Renaud de Forez was a French churchman, Archbishop of Lyon as Renaud II. A son of Count Guigues II of Forez, Renaud acted as regent of the county of Forez for his nephew, Guigues IV, between 1203 and 1218, he joined the Lyon chapter during the episcopate of Guichard of Pontigny. He became abbot of Saint-Just in 1182. Born into a vassal feudal family of the King of France, with close military and financial support for the crown. During his episcopate, tensions with the citizens of Lyon were increasing over tax, these tensions erupt into armed conflict in 1208 and was resolved through the mediation of Eudes III of Burgundy, which negotiated to restore the rights of the archbishop. Scalded Renaud moved into Castlerock Scize and as Acting feudal lord, he began to build Lyon fortifications. Furthermore, in connection with a dispute between dynasty of Drill and Beaujeu, he took possession of fiefs that they had in the Lyon; as Bishop, Renaud II continued the reconstruction of the Cathedral in the Gothic style, at great expense.

In 1218, it hosts the Dominicans in Lyon, in 1220, the Franciscans. Not neglecting his diocese, he established the first known parishes, seems to be the origin of the first synodal statutes. After writing his will October 16, 1226, he died in Lyon and is buried at St. Irenaeus Church in the burial chamber of the Counts of Forez. Catholic Church in France