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Waldemar Świerzy

Waldemar Świerzy was a Polish artist. Born in Katowice, Poland, he graduated from the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts in 1952, he was subsequently Professor in the University of Fine Arts in Poznań from 1965 and Professor in the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw from 1994. In 1992 the government of Poland issued a postage stamp to honor one of his Cyrk posters,'Clown with derby'. Swierzy is one of the Polish School of Posters' most prolific artists, having created over 2500 posters, he employed unusual concepts with a variety of techniques mirroring Polish social history from 1950s through 1980s, with a myriad of styles: folk art from the 50s, pop art from the 60s, portraits from the 70s, TV images from the 80s. In addition, his Jazz Greats series of famous American jazz personalities became so well known that he reissued them in his years as signed lithographs; the series includes: Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, Charles Mingus and Charlie Parker, among others. The lithographs were editioned by S2Art.

The first group, which came out in March 2003, were of Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk, Benny Goodman, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie. King Oliver and Lester Young followed a few years later. 1956 - Tadeusz Trepkowski Prize, Warsaw, PL 1959, 1962 - 1st Prize -1st and 3rd International Film Posters Exhibition, Versailles, FR 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966 August -”Best Poster of the Month": 1968, 1971, 1972, 1975 February -”Best Poster of the Month”, 1976, 1980, 1983, 1988 -"Best Poster of the Year", Warsaw’s Best Poster Competition, PL 1964 - 1st Prize -Film Poster, "Poster of the Year", Copenhagen, DK 1965 - 1st Prize, 1971-1st Prize, 1975-1st Prize, 1977-2nd Prize, 1985-1st Prize, 1987-2nd Prize, 1989-1st Prize -Polish Poster Biennale, Katowice, PL 1967, 1971 - Award, Posters -Polish Ministry of Culture & Art, Warsaw, PL 1970 - 1st Prize -X Art Biennale di Sao Paulo, BR 1972 - 2nd Prize, 1976 -1st Prize -4th and 6th International Poster Biennale, Warsaw, PL 1975 - 1st Prize, 1980 -2nd Prize, 1985-1st Prize -Key Art Award, Posters -The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles 1977 - 1st Prize -II Poster Biennale, Lahti, FI 1985 – 1st Prize in the Annual Film Poster Competition of “The Hollywood Reporter”, Los Angeles 1985 - 1st, 3rd Prize -"Jazzpo", International Jazz Poster Exhibition, Bydgoszcz, PL 1960 – Galerie in der Biberstrasse.

Waldemar Swierzy's Posters at lesaffiches.com. In French Waldemar Swierzy's Posters at ContemporaryPosters.com

Guram Tikanadze

Guram Tikanadze (Georgian: გურამ თიკანაძე. He studied at the Tbilisi 1st Public School. Tikanadze was a geologist, he graduated from the Tbilisi State University, the faculty of Geography and Geology. Between 1956 and 1959 he worked at the Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography. Guram Tikanadze was interested in different types of sports, he was in the 7th grade when he became interested in photography and studied at the Tbilisi Pioneer Palace, under the supervision of famous photographers – Niko Sagharadze and Sergo Akhvlediani. From 1975 the circle of young photographers was named after Guram Tikanadze, his first success was in 1958, when he published his work, "A Song of Water". In 1959, he began to work on the "Drosha" magazine as a photo-reporter; the same year, he received the silver medal for his work, "Ole," in Vienna and it became the first international award in the history of Georgian photography. In the same year, he received a bronze medal at the Modena International Photo Contest for his work "Tbilisi Sea".

In 1962, he became the head of the photo-department at the Union of Georgian Journalists in Tbilisi. His works were published in various international publications in Poland, Germany and Hong Kong, he was a participant in several photo exhibitions. Among his famous photos are: “Sweet Melon”, “Mountain Daybreak”, “Meskhi Attacks”, “Tetnuldi – A Bride of Svaneti”, “Ushba”, “Tenzing Norgay”, “Paradox of rain”, “Old Tbilisi”, etc. In his works, Guram Tikanadze paired a poetic mode of thinking with journalism. Guram Tikanadze's activities coincided with the so-called “Khrushchev Thaw” period, when young photographers intentionally ignored the rules of staged photography and were boldly pushing reportage photography forward. Guram Tikanadze contributed to the development of Georgian photography by creating a certain cultural and genetic tradition. Guram Tikanadze was a student. During his short life, he managed to climb up to 40 mountaintops, his first was “Spartacus” in 1952. From 1957 onward, he was climbing grade 5 mountaintops.

The first such summit was Mount Garmo in the Pamirs, in 1957. During the period between August and September in 1958, Guram Tikanadze, along with a group of four people, accomplished the most difficult traverse on the main chain of the Central Caucasus, he was awarded the silver medal of the Soviet Union. In 1961, he headed a traverse of both mountaintops of. In August 1963, with a sport group that he headed, he conquered Tetnuldi. On August 21, the group reached Shkhara, he died while descending the mountain. He hammered a wooden pole into a rock gap, attached a rope to it and began to descend, but the wooden pole slipped from the gap, his body was brought from the mountains on September 1, by a group of mountaineers headed by Beknu Khergiani and Chichiko Chartolani. In 1980, in the Latali village of Svaneti, with the initiative and support of the local population, the Guram Tikanadze Sports Center and Museum was opened. Https://temophoto.wordpress.com/2010/07/13/guram-tikanadze/ Guram Tikanadze

Ki Tavo

Ki Tavo, Ki Thavo, Ki Tabo, Ki Thabo, or Ki Savo is the 50th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the seventh in the Book of Deuteronomy. It constitutes Deuteronomy 26:1–29:8; the parashah tells of the ceremony of the first fruits and the blessings from observance and curses from violation of the law. The parashah is made up of 6,811 Hebrew letters, 1,747 Hebrew words, 122 verses, 261 lines in a Torah Scroll. Jews read it in September, or in late August. In traditional Sabbath Torah reading, the parashah is divided into עליות, aliyot. In the Masoretic Text of the Tanakh, Parashah Ki Tavo has four "open portion" divisions. Parashah Ki Tavo has several further subdivisions, called "closed portion" divisions within the open portion divisions; the first open portion spans the first three readings. The second open portion, contains all of the fourth and fifth readings and part of the sixth reading; the third open portion constitutes the balance of the sixth reading, which enumerates a series of curses.

The fourth open portion is identical with the seventh reading. Closed portion divisions coincide with the first two readings. Closed portion divisions further divide the fourth and sixth readings, a string of 11 closed portion divisions set off a series of curses in the fifth reading. In the first reading, Moses directed the Israelites that when they entered the land that God was giving them, they were to take some of every first fruit of the soil that they harvested, put it in a basket, take it to the place God would choose. There they were to go to the priest in charge and acknowledge that they had entered the land that God swore to their fathers; the priest was to set the basket down in front of the altar. They were to recite: "A wandering Aramean was my father, he went down into Egypt, sojourned there, few in number, and the Egyptians dealt ill with us, afflicted us, laid upon us hard bondage. And we cried to the Lord, the God of our fathers, the Lord heard our voice, saw our affliction, our toil, our oppression.

And the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm, with great terribleness, with signs, with wonders. And He has brought us into this place, has given us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and now, behold, I have brought the first of the fruit of the land, that You, O Lord, have given me."They were to leave the basket before the altar, bow low to God, feast on and enjoy, together with the Levite and the stranger, the bounty that God had given them. The first reading and a closed portion end here. In the second reading, Moses instructed that when the Israelites had given the tenth part of their yield to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, the widow, in the third year, the year of the tithe, they were to declare before God: "‘I have put away the hallowed things out of my house, have given them to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, the widow, according to Your commandment that You have commanded me. I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, neither have I put away thereof, being unclean, nor given thereof for the dead.

Look from Your holy habitation, from heaven, bless Your people Israel, the land that You have given us, as You swore to our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey." The second reading and a closed portion end here. In the third reading, Moses exhorted the Israelites to observe these laws faithfully with all their heart and soul, noting that they had affirmed that the Lord was their God and that they would obey God, and God affirmed that the Israelites were God's treasured people, that God would set them high above all the nations in fame and glory, that they would be a holy people to God. The third reading and the first open portion end here with the end of chapter 26. In the fourth reading and the elders charged the people that as soon as they had crossed the Jordan River, they were to set up large stones on Mount Ebal, coat them with plaster, inscribe on them all the words of the Torah. There they were to build an altar to God made of stones on which no iron tool had struck, they were to offer on it offerings to God and rejoice.

A closed portion ends here with Deuteronomy 27:8. In the continuation of the reading and the priests told all Israel to hear: They had become the people of God, should heed God and observe God's commandments; the fourth reading and a closed portion end here. In the fifth reading, Moses charged the people that after they had crossed the Jordan, the tribes of Simeon, Judah, Issachar and Benjamin were to stand on Mount Gerizim when the blessings were sp

The Christmas Album (Human Nature album)

The Christmas Album is the tenth studio album and first Christmas album by Australian pop vocal group Human Nature, released in November 2013. The album was re-released with four additional tracks in November 2015; the album was recorded in Los Angeles and Las Vegas and features cover version of successful Christmas songs such as "White Christmas", "Winter Wonderland" and a medley consisting of "Silent Night" mixed with "O Holy Night". The Christmas Album includes two duets; the album was supported by a national tour in December 2013, accompanied by a 16-piece band. Human Nature released 6 music videos via their Vevo account throughout November and December 2013. "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" featuring Delta Goodrem was released in November 2015, to support the deluxe edition of the album. Andrew Le of Renowned for Sound gave the album 3.5 out of 5 stars, saying that the tone is upbeat and "soulful vocals with retro touches and rich, heavenly harmonies are what Human Nature do best".

Human Nature announced a 10-day Australian tour to promote the album, commencing in Melbourne on 5 December 2013. The album debuted on the Australian ARIA charts at number 12 and climbed three spots to 9 the following week and was certified Platinum. In the third week, it climbed another three spots to number 6, it peaked at number 4 in its fifth week. List of top 25 albums for 2013 in Australia

Freida Ruth Heighway

Freida Ruth Heighway was an Australian obstetrician and gynaecologist, the first woman to graduate from Sydney University with a medical degree and the first woman admitted to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Freida Heighway was born on 2 June 1907 to Mr and Mrs F. S. Heighway, she grew up in Burwood, New South Wales. Heighway attended Methodist Ladies College in Burwood, graduating in 1925, she attended the University of Sydney and graduated with a Master of Business, Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine. She graduated MB BS with honours in 1930, was the first woman Medicine graduate at the University of Sydney to receive the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Heighway began her medical education as a two-year Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Prince Alfred and North Shore Hospital, she travelled to Manchester, England, to work as a medical resident and trained in obstetrics and gynaecology. In 1932 Heighway moved to England and continued work as a Resident Medical Officer at St Mary's Hospital in Manchester.

Upon return to Australia in 1934, Heighway set up her own private practice in Burwood, New South Wales. She took rooms in Macquarie Street and obtained honorary appointments at the Rachel Forster Hospital for Women and Children and The Women's Hospital, Crown Street. In 1945, Heighway moved to Adelaide with her husband, Andrew Arthur Abbie, three daughters and she found that the obstetrics field of medicine was dominated by men and she set up a solo specialist practice which grew rapidly. Although her work was centered around Queen Victoria's Maternity Hospital, she cared for patients at the Royal Adelaide and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals. Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists The Ruth Heighway Memorial Prize and Medal for obstetrics is awarded by the University of Adelaide in her honour "Heighway, Freida Ruth". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 23 November 2015