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United States Capitol

The United States Capitol called the Capitol Building, is the home of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U. S. federal government. It is located on Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D. C. Though no longer at the geographic center of the Federal District, the Capitol forms the origin point for the District's street-numbering system and the District's four quadrants; the original building was completed in 1800. Although the Capitol was temporarily rendered unusable as a consequence of the 1814 burning of Washington, the building was restored within five years; the building was expanded with the addition of a massive dome, expanded chambers for the bicameral legislature, the House of Representatives in the south wing and the Senate in the north wing. Like the principal buildings of the executive and judicial branches, the Capitol is built in a distinctive neoclassical style and has a white exterior. Both its east and west elevations are formally referred to as fronts, though only the east front was intended for the reception of visitors and dignitaries.

Prior to establishing the nation's capital in Washington, D. C. the United States Congress and its predecessors had met in Philadelphia, New York City, a number of other locations. In September 1774, the First Continental Congress brought together delegates from the colonies in Philadelphia, followed by the Second Continental Congress, which met from May 1775 to March 1781. After adopting the Articles of Confederation in York, the Congress of the Confederation was formed and convened in Philadelphia from March 1781 until June 1783, when a mob of angry soldiers converged upon Independence Hall, demanding payment for their service during the American Revolutionary War. Congress requested that John Dickinson, the Governor of Pennsylvania, call up the militia to defend Congress from attacks by the protesters. In what became known as the Pennsylvania Mutiny of 1783, Dickinson sympathized with the protesters and refused to remove them from Philadelphia; as a result, Congress was forced to flee to Princeton, New Jersey, on June 21, 1783, met in Annapolis and Trenton, New Jersey, before ending up in New York City.

The United States Congress was established upon ratification of the United States Constitution and formally began on March 4, 1789. New York City remained home to Congress until July 1790, when the Residence Act was passed to pave the way for a permanent capital; the decision of where to locate the capital was contentious, but Alexander Hamilton helped broker a compromise in which the federal government would take on war debt incurred during the American Revolutionary War, in exchange for support from northern states for locating the capital along the Potomac River. As part of the legislation, Philadelphia was chosen as a temporary capital for ten years, until the nation's capital in Washington, D. C. would be ready. Pierre Charles L'Enfant was given the task of creating the city plan for the new capital city. L'Enfant chose Jenkin's Hill as the site for the "Congress House", with a "grand avenue" connecting it with the President's House, a public space containing a broader "grand avenue" stretching westward to the Potomac River.

In reviewing L'Enfant's plan, Thomas Jefferson insisted the legislative building be called the "Capitol" rather than "Congress House". The word "Capitol" comes from Latin and is associated with the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus on Capitoline Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome; the connection between the two is not, crystal clear. In addition to coming up with a city plan, L'Enfant had been tasked with designing the Capitol and President's House; the word "capitol" has since been adopted, following the example of the United States Capitol, in many jurisdictions for other government buildings, for instance the "capitols" in the individual capitals of the states of the United States. This, in turn, has led to frequent misspellings of "capitol" and "capital"; the former refers to a building. In spring 1792, United States Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson proposed a design competition to solicit designs for the Capitol and the "President's House", set a four-month deadline; the prize for the competition was a lot in the Federal City.

At least ten individuals submitted designs for the Capitol. The most promising of the submissions was by a trained French architect. However, Hallet's designs were overly fancy, with too much French influence, were deemed too costly. A late entry by amateur architect William Thornton was submitted on January 31, 1793, to much praise for its "Grandeur and Beauty" by Washington, along with praise from Thomas Jefferson. Thornton was inspired by the east front of the Louvre, as well as the Paris Pantheon for the center portion of the design. Thornton's design was approved in a letter dated April 5, 1793, from Washington, Thornton served as the first Architect of the Capitol. In an effort to console Hallet, the commissioners appoin

Nikolaos Himonas

Nikolaos Himonas was a painter and art teacher of Greek ancestry, born in Russia and spent most of his life there. His name may be transcribed in English as Heimonas or Cheimonas, his father was a retired army sergeant from the Greek Battalion of Balaklava who had fought in the defense of Sebastopol during the Crimean War. His mother was descended from the Pontic Greeks who received asylum in Russia after the Russo-Turkish War of 1768–74, he grew up in Yalta, where the family was engaged in commercial enterprises, received a well-rounded education. He attended the Saint Petersburg Art and Industry Academy in 1889, began auditing classes at the Imperial Academy of Arts, where his teachers included Ivan Shishkin and Arkhip Kuindzhi, with whom he became a lifelong friend, he graduated in 1897 and was able to travel with a group of Kuindzhi's students to Berlin, Dresden and Paris. In 1902, against her father's wishes, he married Olga Khitrova, a young woman from an old noble family, only seventeen.

Two years he made his first trip to Greece and stayed for a year. He taught painting at the "Imperial Society for the Encouragement of the Arts" from 1897 until 1919. From 1900, he was the Inspector there, became a full member in 1909, the year that he helped create the "Kuindzhi Artists' Society". In 1916, he was named an Academician. In 1919, during the Russian Civil War, Olga was denounced and arrested by the new government for transferring messages written by political prisoners, his attempts to free her failed, only served to make his situation dangerous, so he sought refuge with relatives in Crimea and, when the opportunity arose, emigrated to Greece. After arriving, he spent several years travelling throughout the Peloponnese and the islands on the west coast, painting landscapes and architectural sites. Due to her father's influence, Olga was freed and, with some searching, was able to rejoin him. After that, she became his manager. In 1929, they settled on Skyros, where he became ill with malaria and died, due to an incorrect diagnosis and improper treatment.

That year, Olga presented a major retrospective of his works in Athens and, the following year, in London. Some sources indicate that he died in London, but this derives from his frequent visits there to exhibit, to confusion with Olga who did, in fact, die there in 1963. I. L. Zhalnin-Vasilkioti, "Nikolai Himono: the path to Parnassus." Собрание шедевров June 2010. Number 2. Pgs.46-55. NOTE: There is an autobiography in manuscript, maintained in the archives of the Vasilkioti family. More paintings by Himonas @ Paletaart

Certification, Licensure, and Credentialing for the New Nurse Practitioner in Wisconsin

Advanced practice registered nurses are registered nurses with graduate degrees in nursing. APRN roles include: certified nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialist, certified registered nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner. APRNs assess, manage patient medical problems, order diagnostic tests, prescribe medications. Rules and credentialing for APRNs vary by state; this page outlines the regulatory processes for nurse practitioners in Wisconsin, including education, certification and credentialing. Regulatory and credentialing processes are continuously changing, the information contained on this page is current as of November 2015. Graduate education serves as the background for nurse practitioner preparation. In Wisconsin, an applicant must hold a master's degree in nursing or a related health field from a college or university to sit for the NP certification exam; the college or university attended by an applicant should be accredited by “a regional accrediting agency approved by the board of education in the state in which the college or university is located”.

The nationally recognized advanced practice accrediting agencies includes the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Additionally, an applicant must complete the NP curriculum, which must include all didactic NP program coursework; the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing requires the following graduate level core courses for NP candidates: advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, advanced physical assessment. The advanced pathophysiology course should include all general principles that are applicable across the human lifespan; the advanced pharmacology course must include pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapeutics of broad categories of agents. The advanced physical evaluation, or assessment, course must include assessment of all systems of the body, advanced assessment methods and concepts. In addition, faculty-supervised clinical practice hours are required, which serves as the basis of the clinical practice; the nurse practitioners are the registered nurses with education beyond the basic requirement for RN.

For that reason, a current active RN license issued by the state of Wisconsin is required for NP preparation. In addition, a transcript showing academic works or a final official transcript showing the awarded degree is required to be eligible to sit for the certification exam. There are two credentialing bodies that offer certification examinations for NPs: the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; the ANCC offers certifications for family, adult, acute care, other APRN specialities. The AANP offers certification exams for adult and adult-gerontology nurse practitioners and offer two 75-item multiple choice practice examinations, which includes one exam set for family nurse practitioner and other for adult-gerontology nurse practitioner. There is a US$50 per-use fee associated with accessing each practice exam set. Upon completion of the preparatory requirements outlined above, an individual can obtain certification. To obtain certification, the individual must first apply to take the certification exam through the ANCC or AANP.

The examination application requires the applicant to hold a master's or doctoral degree from an accredited school in addition to a validation of education form signed by college or university faculty. The applicant must hold a current RN license issued by Wisconsin or a compact state; the applicant must have completed a minimum of 500 supervised clinical hours. Once the application is accepted and approved, the applicant may sit for the certification exam. Certification is granted upon successful completion of the exam with a passing score of 85% or above. Certification is valid for 5 years. Licensure is the process by which the state of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Board of Nursing give an individual permission to practice as a nurse practitioner in Wisconsin. Obtaining licensure permits an individual to use the title of nurse practitioner, allowing them to practice within a specific scope of practice, indicates that the individual has met the minimum required professional competencies. APRNs are first licensed as an RN and obtain a second licensure as an APRN.

To be licensed as an RN, an individual must graduate from an accredited school of nursing. The next step is to apply to take the National Council Licensing Exam; this step requires the accredited school of nursing to submit a certification of graduation directly to The Wisconsin Board of Nursing. Once an individual has passed the NCLEX examination they are granted an RN license. To be licensed as an APRN, a similar process occurs. Graduation from an accredited Master's or Doctoral program is required; the next step is to be certified by a national certifying body, such as the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. See Certification section above. Once certified, the Wisconsin Board of Nursing recognizes the individual as competent to practice as an APRN; the Wisconsin Board of Nursing regulates licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber. In order to obtain licensure as an APNP, the above credentials must be obtained first. Certification as an APNP is regulated by Chapter N8 of the Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act.

In order to apply to take the certification examination for APNPs an individual must c

George Sigerson

George Sigerson was an Irish physician, writer and poet. He was a leading light in the Irish Literary Revival of the late 19th century in Ireland. Sigerson was born at Holy Hill, near Strabane in County Tyrone, the son of William and Nancy Sigerson, he had had three brothers James and William, three sisters, Ellen and Mary Ann. He attended Letterkenny Academy but was sent by his father, who developed the spade mill and who played an active role in the development of Artigarvan, to complete his education in France, he studied medicine at the Queen's College and Queen's College and took his degree in 1859. He went to Paris where he spent some time studying under Charcot and Duchenne at the Salpêtrière. Sigerson published successful translations of Charcot's Clinical Lectures in 1877 and 1881, he opened a practice in Dublin, specializing as a neurologist. He continued to visit France annually to study under Charcot, his patients included Austin Clarke and Nora Barnacle. He lectured on medicine at the Catholic University of Ireland.

He was professor of zoology and botany at the University College Dublin. While a student he taught himself Irish and made the acquaintance of Charles Kickham and John O'Leary, his first book, The Poets and Poetry of Munster, appeared in 1860. He was involved in political journalism for many years, writing for The Nation. Sigerson and his wife Hester were by now among the dominant figures of the Gaelic Revival, they held Sunday evening salons at their Dublin home, No. 3 Clare St, to which artists and rebels alike attended, including O'Leary, Patrick Pearse, Roger Casement and 1916 signatory Thomas MacDonagh. Sigerson was a co-founder of the Feis Ceoil and President of the National Literary Society from 1893 until his death, his daughter, was a poet, involved in the Irish literary revival. Nominated for a twelve-year term, to the first Senate of the Irish Free State, Sigerson served as the first chairman on 11–12 December 1922 before the election of Lord Glenavy. On 18 February 1925, the day after his death, the Senate paid tribute to him.

The Sigerson Cup, the top division of third level Gaelic Football competition in Ireland is named in his honour. Sigerson donated the salary from his post at UCD so that a trophy could be purchased for the competition. In 2009, he was named in the Sunday Tribune's list of the "125 Most Influential People In GAA History"; the cup was first presented in 1911, with the inaugural winners being UCD. George Sigerson died at his home in 3 Clare Street, Dublin, on 17 February 1925, aged 89, after a short illness, he was predeceased by his wife, whom he married at St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street, Dublin, on 1 December 1861, she wrote one novel A Ruined Race. She died in 1898; the couple had four children. One of these, predeceased both parents. Only one of George and Hester Sigerson's children, Anna Hester a writer, like her parents and sister, outlived them both; the Poets and Poetry of Munster Cannabiculture in Ireland. Adapted by George Sigerson; the Mountains of Pomeroy by George Sigerson. Curran, C.

P.. Under the Receding Wave. Dublin: Gill and MacMillan. ISBN 0-7171-0276-9. McGilloway, K. George Sigerson: Poet, Patriot Scientist and Scholar, Ulster Historical Foundation, 2011 Works by George Sigerson at Project Gutenberg Works by or about George Sigerson at Internet Archive

Aripeka, Florida

Aripeka is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the U. S. state of Florida, along coast of the Gulf of Mexico at the border dividing Pasco and Hernando counties. The ZIP Code for the community is 34679; as of the 2010 census the population was 308. Aripeka is located at 28°25′56″N 82°39′51″W on both sides of Hammock Creek, a small tidal inlet to the Gulf of Mexico. Similar in geophysical structure to Hernando Beach and Pine Island, Aripeka is surrounded by marshland within Hernando County; the Pasco-Hernando county line is located at the South Hammock Creek Bridge. The community of Gulf Key was settled in this area in 1873 and a post office by that name was established in 1883; the post office was known as, "Argo". It was replaced by the Aripeka post office in 1895. Aripeka is named for an early nineteenth-century Seminole chief, thought to have lived nearby; the town was divided when Pasco County separated from Hernando County in 1887. The post office, in Hernando County, moved across the Pasco County line in 1921.

According to the historical marker in the town, Babe Ruth visited Aripeka to fish. On June 3, 1993, the Pasco County Historic Preservation Committee dedicated the town a State Historic Site. James Rosenquist, an artist, maintained "a home, an office and studio space" during his years; the main road through Aripeka is County Road 595, named Aripeka Road in Pasco County and Osowaw Boulevard in Hernando County. This road was part of the original Dixie Highway and suffers frequent flooding in the heart of town due to its close proximity to the water. CR 595 leads southeast 1.8 miles to U. S. Route 19 and northeast 4 miles to US 19. Pasco County Pictures of Historical Markers Origins of Place Names

Enrique Plantey

Enrique Plantey is an Argentine Paralympic alpine skier. He participated in various Paralympic ski competitions, including the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, is competing in the 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympic Games, he now lives in Argentina. Plantey was born in the city of Neuquén on August 29, 1982, although days he moved with his family to the rural area; when he was 11, Plantey was in a car accident on Route 22 over the town of Senillosa. His father and brother died, Plantey suffered a spinal cord injury that left him in a wheelchair. After the accident, he traveled to Cuba for four months with his mother for physical therapy. Despite his injury, Plantey's high school physical education teacher encouraged him to continue practicing sports such as basketball and handball, his first contact with adapted skiing was at the age of 14, when he was on vacation with friends in San Martin de los Andes. He was approached by the head of the Argentine adapted ski team. In 2010, Plantey travelled to Aspen, Colorado, U.

S. where he had the opportunity to compete against Taylor Walker, the number one-ranked adapted skier. After returning to Argentina, he contacted an instructor, creating an adapted skiing team in Mendoza Province, began training at Las Leñas. In 2010, Plantey travelled the five continents with a friend. In December 2010, Plantey competed at Copper Mountain, U. S, he finished in 19th place at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games and third place in the French National Championship. In 2017, Plantey was ranked 13th in the Alpine Ski World Championship held in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia; this gave him enough points to qualify for the 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympic Games. Plantey is a law student at the University of Buenos Aires, works at the Council of the Magistracy of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. In 2017, he won an award granted by the ALPI. Enrique Plantey at the International Paralympic Committee