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Virginia Military District

The Virginia Military District was an 4.2 million acre area of land in what is now the state of Ohio, reserved by Virginia to use as payment in lieu of cash for its veterans of the American Revolutionary War. Virginia had historic claims to much of the Northwest Territory, which included Ohio, dating from its colonial charter. Virginia and the other states ceded their claims over western lands to overcome other states' objections to ratifying the Articles of Confederation. In return for ceding its claims in 1784, Virginia was granted this area to provide military bounty land grants; the Ohio district was a surplus reserve, in that military land grants were first made in an area southeast of the Ohio River, in what is now Kentucky. The Ohio land was to be used; the land was located in southern Ohio, bordered by the Ohio River on the south, the Little Miami River on the west, the Scioto River on the east and the north. The District encompassed all of the following Ohio counties: Adams, Clinton, Highland, Fayette and Union, portions of these counties: Scioto, Ross, Franklin, Marion, Logan, Greene, Champaign.

Warren and Auglaize. The District was opened for settlement in 1794. Surveys were done using the metes and bounds method used in Virginia, rather than the Public Land Survey System established by the Land Ordinance of 1785 used for most of the Northwest Territory; the precise boundaries of the district was a subject of contention for many years, involving multiple acts of Congress and a Supreme Court decision. Further complicating the matter was the ambiguous location of the line established with the Treaty of Greenville, which separated Native American lands from lands open to white settlers and which ran through the northern portion of the District. Virginia issued bounty land grants in this District until Ohio became a state in 1803. However, rampant land speculation and outright frauds produced a contentious muddle in land titles for many years afterward. Congress extended the time allowed for claims to be made several times; the last extension act was passed on March 3, 1855, allowing two years for claims made prior to January 1, 1852 to be surveyed and patented.

After two years, unsurveyed lands became property of the United States. On February 18, 1871, this unsurveyed and unsold land was ceded by the federal government to the state of Ohio. In 1872, the Ohio legislature gave this land to the Ohio Mechanical College; the college trustees aggressively claimed lands where there was not clear title, sometimes uprooting families, farming the land for 75 years. This caused such an uproar that Congress was forced to act and on May 27, 1880, passed legislation limiting the rights of the college to unappropriated lands; some provisions of this legislation opened the doors to a new round of legal wrangling. Massie's Station, founded in 1791, was the first permanent settlement in the District, named after Nathaniel Massie, a surveyor and land speculator, he founded Chillicothe, Ohio in 1796. Many Virginians who settled in the area never owned slaves, although numerous settlers freed or sold their slaves before departing for Ohio, due to the provisions of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787.

Virginia soldiers of the Continental line, who served in the Revolutionary War, were eligible to procure a bounty award in the form of land, according to a formula based on rank and time of service. The first step was to secure a proper certificate of service and to acquire a printed warrant from the land office in Virginia specifying the quantity of land; this warrant empowered the person to whom it was given, or heirs and assignees, to select the specified area from anywhere within the military reserve district. After the location was chosen and boundaries surveyed, the owner of the warrant exchanged it for a patent, equivalent to a deed in fee simple and passed all title of the government to the holder; the land was never divided into regular townships, as in the Public Lands Survey System. Instead, land was divided based on the Virginia custom of "metes and bounds." Land boundaries were defined by natural features--trees and bodies of water. This resulted in irregularly-shaped land claims.

As a result there were competing and overlapping claims. Nathaniel Massie -- 1791, 1793-1796 Richard Clough Anderson Sr. -- principal surveyor 1783 - 1819 Allen Latham -- son-in-law of Anderson William Marshall Anderson -- son of Richard Clough Anderson Sr. Joseph Kerr Fussell v. Gregg, 113 U. S. 550 -- A U. S. Supreme Court case over a land dispute stemming from this period. "Anderson, Richard Clough. Papers, Ohio Manuscripts, 1782-1905, 1912-1914 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections". Retrieved January 6, 2019. -- Richard Clough Anderson Sr. Papers ], Index and articles about the principal surveyor for the area in both Kentucky and Ohio -- older link to same materials Map of the Virginia Military District, Ohio Public Library Information Network and the Ohio Historical Society "Finding aid for the Virginia Military District in Ohio Papers". Retrieved January 6, 2019. "A Guide to the Anderson-Latham Collection, 1777-1881 Anderson-Latham Collection, 1777-1881 23634". Retrieved January 6, 2019

Confessions of a Cheat

Le Roman d'un tricheur is a 1936 film starring and directed by Sacha Guitry. It was adapted from Guitry's only novel, Les Mémoires d'un tricheur, published in 1935; the 54-year-old Cheat writes his memoirs in a café. As the age of 12, he is caught stealing money from the family grocery shop; as punishment, he is not allowed to enjoy a treat with the rest of the family: mushrooms which turn out to be poisonous. His parents, siblings and grandparents all die, his mother's unscrupulous cousin takes charge of him, uses his inheritance for his own benefit. Thus, it appears to the youngster, he works at various jobs, such as doorman and hotel bellhop. In Paris, he is unwillingly drawn into a plot to assassinate the visiting Czar Nicholas II of Russia by fellow restaurant worker Serge Abramich. However, an anonymous letter leads to the arrest of the other plotters; as an elevator operator in the Hotel de Paris in Monaco, the Cheat catches the eye of the much older Countess. They have a brief fling. After a stint in the army, the Cheat decides to take up a profession that rewards honesty: croupier in a casino in Monaco.

However, he is taken back into the French Army at the start of World War I. He is wounded immediately, but is rescued by Charbonnier, a fellow soldier who loses his right arm as a result; the army loses track of the Cheat. Once more a civilian, he is picked up by a beautiful woman in a restaurant. After spending the night together, she confesses, she enlists him in robbing a jeweler of a ring through trickery. Though they are successful, he returns to work as a croupier. An attractive regular at his roulette wheel believes. Indeed, over the next few days, she wins consistently, they become partners. However, she loses all of the money; the couple obtain a divorce. He becomes a professional card cheat. One day, while in disguise, he spots two women from his past, his former wife and the Jewel Thief together at a gambling table, evidently friends, he gallantly invites only if he wins. He does, they accept his dinner invitation. Both indicate, he cheats Charbonnier at baccarat before he recognizes his benefactor.

They tie, but he is so filled with shame, he quits cheating. Charbonnier, having unwittingly cured the Cheat of one vice, infects him with another: the love of gambling; the Cheat loses all of the ill-gotten gains of years in a matter of months. Returning to the present, the Countess recognizes her former lover and tries to recruit him to help her rob the house across the street; the Cheat declines, explaining first that it was his former home and second that he has since embarked on the only honest job that utilizes his skills, that of security officer. Sacha Guitry as The Cheat Marguerite Moreno as The Countess Jacqueline Delubac as Henriette, the Cheat's wife Roger Duchesne as Serge Abramich Rosine Deréan as The Jewel Thief Elmire Vautier as The Countess Serge Grave as The Cheat Pauline Carton as Madame Moriot, the cousin's wife Fréhel as The Singer Pierre Labry as Cousin Moriot Pierre Assy as The Cheat Henri Pfeifer as Monsieur Charbonnier Gaston Dupray as Waiter Most of the film takes place in flashback, with a voiceover narration by Guitry in which he speaks the dialogue of the other actors.

Only in the'present' scenes is any dialogue spoken by other actors. This technique of a voiceover narration which interprets the action has echoes of the'film explainer', sometimes used to narrate silent films, it has been seen as a model for the type of narration used by Orson Welles in The Magnificent Ambersons. Guitry used the spoken word to present the actors and technicians as they are introduced on-camera at the start of the film, instead of the conventional printed credits. Upon its release in France, the film met with a mixed reception, but it maintained a positive reputation among critics and film-makers as one of Guitry's best films; the film was released in the UK and USA, enjoyed significant success. In London a reviewer for The Times commented on its elaborate narrative structure: "As always when the difficulties and disadvantages of a constricting technique are overcome, there is an effect of unity and precision which freedom cannot give"; when the film opened at the Academy Cinema in London in September 1937, it ran there for four months.

Around the UK it was shown in 400 cinemas. In the USA, the reviewer for The New York Times described it as "witty, morally subversive" and commented, "Only a man of Guitry's impudence could have succeeded in making'The Story of a Cheat' the clever picture that it is". Confessions of a Cheat on IMDb Confessions of a Cheat at the TCM Movie Database Confessions of a Cheat at AllMovie

Kathi Bennett

Kathi Bennett is an American women's basketball coach. She is the former head coach of the Northern Illinois Huskies women's basketball team, a position she held from 2010 to 2015. Bennett is the daughter of former University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Phoenix, Wisconsin Badgers and Washington State Cougars head coach Dick Bennett, her brother is former NBA player and now Virginia Cavaliers head coach Tony Bennett. She graduated from Stevens Point Area Senior High School in Stevens Point and attended the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, where she played on the women's basketball teams at both schools. Bennett served as a head coach at Marycrest College during the 1988–89 season before taking the same position at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh. During her time there she led the team to the 1996 National Championship and was named Coach of the Year that season. From there she was the head coach with the Indiana Hoosiers. After spending a period of time away from coaching, she became an assistant coach with the Wisconsin Badgers before being hired to the head coaching position with the NIU Huskies

Saint Anne's Shrine

Saint Anne's Shrine is a Roman Catholic shrine in Isle La Motte, Vermont, on the shores of Lake Champlain. The shrine is located several miles south of the Canada–US border, on Shrine Road, near U. S. Route 2; the shrine is run by the Edmundite Fathers in cooperation with the Diocese of Burlington. Daily mass and other services are offered in the summer; the grounds feature an open-air chapel, a meeting center, gift shop and cafeteria, a grotto, numerous statues and a beach. In 1666, a fort and a chapel were built on Isle La Motte to protect Montreal from attacks by the Iroquois Indians. Both the fort and chapel were dedicated to the mother of the Virgin Mary. In 1668, the bishop of Quebec, François de Laval, came to Isle La Motte to baptize a number of Iroquois to Christianity. After the abandonment of the fort, the shrine continued to offer mass to worshipers. Official site Saint Anne's Shrine Welcome to Isle La Motte, address by Sen. Henry W. Hill, July 9, 1909

Vehicle registration plates of Malta

Maltese registration plates are the number plates used within Malta to uniquely identify motor vehicles. Since 1995, the three letter, three number system has been in use in Malta for vehicle registration; the characters are always printed in black on a white background, to the left one can find a blue box with the Flag of Europe and the letter M underneath it in white. The typeface used on Maltese registration plates is FE-Schrift, the typeface used on German vehicle registration plates. Rental cars: all end with a K or QZ As from 2017, Vintage and Classic vehicle registration plate characters are printed in silver on a black background Cars which are being leased: all end with a QZ Taxis: letters TAXI and after three numbers one letter M or G Buses/minibuses/coaches: all end with a PY Trailers: all begin with a TR Malta buses were registered with DBY, EBY or FBY Arriva buses are registered with BUS as their letters Tax free cars: all begin with a TF Mobile post offices of Malta: begin with a POSTA Government owned cars: all begin with a GV Police cars are registered using GVP as their letters Vehicles of the Armed Forces of Malta are registered using GVA as their letters Vehicles belonging to the Department of Health use GVH letters on their plates Diplomatic/embassy vehicles use CD as their first 2 letters Chauffeur driven vehicles used by Ministers of Government use the format GM 99 The President, the Prime Minister and Archbishop are exempt from number plates and affix their respective emblems instead All owned vehicles are allocated randomly chosen marks, except that the first letter shows in which month the vehicle's annual tax disc is due for renewal.

The following is a table of letters by month: These plates may be personalised in two ways: Either in the XXX999 format Or any combination from one to ten characters and/or numbers which would cost €1500. A calesse, a type of horse carriage, had to be registered at the Castellania by the 19th century and use registration plates with black and white colours. Motor vehicles were introduced in Malta around World War I in 1914; these were considered commodities and only the few people could purchase. The main people who owned the first cars were the British and the higher class of Maltese. By 1919 most Brits started to sell their used cars to Maltese with an affordable price but were used as taxis and for work-related needs such as the transport of goods. From 1952 to 1979, all number-plates in Malta used the format 99999; until 1959, plates with red circle permitted to drive in Valletta. Unlike the post-1979 system, they have 7 characters. Special plates: Rental cars: Had a yellow background. Taxis/buses/coaches: all started with a TAXI and had a red background.

While numbers all used,then TAXI followed by a letter and two numbers. Owned cars and motorbikes: Numbers only and had a black background. Diplomatic and tax exempt cars: all started with a CD and had a black background. From 1979 to 1995, all number-plates in Malta used the format Z-9999. Towards the right there was the letter M in a circle. Although all characters were printed in black, the background colour varied according to the vehicle's use: Rental cars: all started with an X and had a yellow background. Taxis/buses/minibuses / coaches: all had a red background. Owned cars: characters were randomly chosen had a white background. Diplomatic and tax exempt cars: all started with a Z and had a white background. Owned Scooters and Motorbikes: all started with a P or Q and had a white background. Unlike the current system, these had licence plates attached to both the rear. Media related to License plates of Malta at Wikimedia Commons Transport Malta

Fol Chen

Fol Chen is an American electronic band from Los Angeles, formed in 2009. The band has released three full-length albums; the band "maintained utmost secrecy from the start", working under aliases and disguising their faces during recorded shows, including KCRW radio's Morning Becomes Eclectic program and the 2009 South by Southwest festival. The cover art for their first album, Part I: John Shade, Your Fortune's Made, release in 2009, features silhouettes, music videos replace band members with actors and animation, such as the video of the song "No Wedding Cake" where band members appear as animals. In 2010, the band released Part II: The New December, described by the Los Angeles Times as "screwball pastiche pop sounds like an algebra problem but feels like a come-on." Sinosa Loa joined the group at this time as keyboardist and vocalist, although the band favored group vocals and shared lead duties among most members. They toured throughout the U. S. Canada and Europe with other American bands, including Liars,!!!, The Apples in Stereo.

The band's third album was released March 2013, on the Asthmatic Kitty label. The music is in a style the band calls "Opera-House", which they describe as "beat-driven electronica with grand, operatic gestures and lyrically-dense storytelling." In a departure from their previous use of multiple lead singers, Loa performs all ten tracks. During a month-long residency at The Echo nightclub in Los Angeles, the band featured different shows each night – one show invited guest singers found via Craigslist to perform with the band as a sort of live karaoke. In November 2010, Goldman and Loa traveled to Saint Petersburg, Russia, to perform two long-form, constructivist-inspired reworkings of the two studio albums, followed by a workshop and recording session where they invited local musicians to join them in building a new Fol Chen song. On July 28, 2011, Goldman and Loa held a workshop at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis to introduce the Fol Chen Verbal Algorithm Composer-Free Song Generator, produced with the Los Angeles–based arts organization Machine Project.

The project allowed museum visitors to record their experience with a piece of art and have it converted into a song that they could take home. The band collaborated with Monome, a computer-manufacturing company, in late 2011 to make the Tetrafol, a motion-sensitive pyramidal sound device; the Tetrafol allowed users to apply their own sounds. The band released two singles sold a limited run of 100 units. List of Asthmatic Kitty Records artists List of bands from Los Angeles List of synthpop artists Music of Los Angeles, the band's official website Fol Chen at AllMusic SXSW 2009 interview