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Ros Noonan

Rosslyn Joy Noonan was a New Zealand politician and trade unionist. She was an organiser for several trade unions and the Labour Party and served for a time in local government, she would serve as New Zealand's Human Rights Commissioner. Rosslyn Noonan was born in 1946 to journalist parents, her father was Trevor Shaw. Much of her early childhood was spent overseas, first in Nigeria and the in the Belgian Congo before returning to New Zealand and finishing school at Auckland Girls' Grammar, she married Michael A. Noonan, a prominent New Zealand filmmaker and producer with whom she had two children. Noonan joined the Labour Party in her youth and while studying at Auckland University joined the famous Princes Street branch, she was the first in her family to attend university where she studied history and focused on the emergence of trade unions and wrote her MA thesis on the unemployed riots of 1932 during the Great Depression. Her history professor was Michael Bassett, himself a Labour MP. In 1980 Noonan unsuccessfully contested the Wellington mayoralty against Sir Michael Fowler.

Despite losing the mayoralty, she was elected for two terms as a councillor on a Labour ticket between 1980 and 1986. During her time on the council she led the opposition to proposals to privatise city council housing. Arguing that the provision of low-cost, affordable housing was of enormous benefit to the city which had flow-on benefits to ratepayers. Wellington ended up keeping one of the few councils that did so. In 1987 she turned down the offer to be Labour's candidate at the Otari Ward by-election saying she had insufficient time to be both a councillor as well as fulfill her duties with the Royal Commission on Social Policy, to which she had been appointed. Noonan was involved with trade unionism and entered the field herself via the Kindergarten Teachers' Association. From there she launched her career with the unions and worked for the New Zealand Educational Institute, including eight years as its national secretary from 1988 to 1996, she left for a position as the human rights coordinator for Education International, an international teachers' organisation in Brussels.

She returned to New Zealand in March 2001 to succeed Pamela Jefferies as New Zealand's Human Rights Commissioner. She held that position for over a decade until stepping aside in August 2011. In 2018 she was appointed to head a review panel of the family court system in New Zealand by Justice Minister Andrew Little

Summa Irunga Machan

Summa Irunga Machan is a 1996 Tamil comedy film directed by S. N. Prasad; the film features Pandiarajan and Divyasri in the lead roles, with Malaysia Vasudevan, Kovai Sarala, Kavitha and Alex playing supporting roles. The film, produced by Jothi Prasad, had musical score by Deva and was released on 15 March 1996. Subramani is a jobless youth living in a remote village, he leaves his village to rejoin his uncle in Chennai. To his surprise, his uncle has two wives: Paramu and Rajamma, they live in different houses and his uncle struggles between his two wives. Paramu's daughter is Uma and Rajamma's daughter is Rama, both study in the same college. Subramani's uncle advises him to hide his identity and to act as a servant and Rajamma hire them. Uma and Rama fall in love with Subramani. Unlike his uncle, Subramani is against polygamy. What transpires next forms the rest of the story; the film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, released in 1996, features 4 tracks with lyrics written by Kalidasan

Marty Brill (American football)

Martin Brill was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach for the Staten Island Stapletons of the National Football League during the 1931 season. Brill was the head football coach at La Salle University from 1933 to 1939 and at Loyola Marymount University from 1940 to 1941, compiling a career college football coaching record of 40–35–6. Brill died of a heart attack at age 67 on April 1973 in Los Angeles, California. Brill played football as freshman at the University of Pennsylvania in 1927 before transferring to the University of Notre Dame, where he played from 1929 to 1930, he received All-American honors in 1930 as a halfback with the Irish

Lansing Leroy Mitchell

Lansing Leroy Mitchell was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Born in Sun, Mitchell received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University in 1934 and a Bachelor of Laws from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 1937, he was in private practice in Ponchatoula, Louisiana from 1937 to 1938. He was a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1938 to 1941, he was an attorney with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission from 1941 to 1942. He was in the United States Army as a Lieutenant Colonel from 1942 to 1946, he was an Assistant United States Attorney of the Eastern District of Louisiana from 1946 to 1953. He was in private practice in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1953 to 1966. Mitchell was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on October 6, 1966, to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, to a new seat created by 80 Stat. 75.

He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 20, 1966, received his commission on November 3, 1966. He assumed senior status on November 3, 1981. Mitchell served in that capacity until his death on April 2001, in New Orleans. Lansing Leroy Mitchell at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center

Matej Sternen

Matej Sternen was a leading Slovene Impressionist painter. Sternen was born in Verd, now part of the Carniolan municipality of Vrhnika part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, he attended the secondary school in Krško and attended technical school in Graz between 1888 and 1891. After finishing the school in Graz, he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In 1897 he left Vienna for Munich, he lived and worked in the Bavarian capital until Ažbe's death in 1905. Sternen became acquainted with Impressionism in Graz. In Vienna, he saw the original paintings of several French impressionists. In Munich he studied with fellow countrymen Rihard Jakopič and Matija Jama, two other representatives of Slovene impressionism. Unlike them, Sternen preferred figurative art, his work consists of portraits and female nudes, he became known chiefly as a restorer and conservator of old paintings, dedicated the majority of his life to restoration. He restored and repainted the ceiling in the Franciscan church in Ljubljana decorated by Matevž Langus in the mid 19th century, but badly damaged in the 1895 Ljubljana earthquake.

During World War II, Sternen sympathized with the pro-Nazi collaborationist policy of general Leon Rupnik and painted a portrait of him. He suffered no persecution after the end of the war, he was buried in the Žale cemetery. Rdeči parazol, National Gallery, Ljubljana Ulica v Münchnu, National Gallery, Ljubljana Pomladno sonce, National Gallery, Ljubljana Na divanu, National Gallery, Ljubljana Frescos on ceiling of the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, In situ, Franciscan Church, Ljubljana Institute for Slovenian Studies, Melbourne site with Sonja Vadnjal's article about Sternen National Gallery of Slovenia site France Stele: Slovene Impressionists, Olympic Marketing Corp, 1980, ISBN 978-0-89893-107-5