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Wendell Willkie

Wendell Lewis Willkie was an American lawyer, corporate executive and the 1940 Republican nominee for President. Willkie appealed to many convention delegates as the Republican field's only interventionist: although the U. S. remained neutral prior to Pearl Harbor, he favored greater U. S. involvement in World War II to support Britain and other Allies. His Democratic opponent, incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt, won the 1940 election with about 55% of the popular vote and took the electoral college vote by a wide margin. Willkie was born in Elwood, Indiana, in 1892, he served in World War I but was not sent to France until the final days of the war, saw no action. Willkie settled in Akron, where he was employed by Firestone, but left for a law firm, becoming one of the leaders of the Akron Bar Association. Much of his work was representing electric utilities, in 1929 Willkie accepted a job in New York City as counsel for Commonwealth & Southern Corporation, a utility holding company, he was promoted, became corporate president in 1933.

Roosevelt was sworn in as U. S. president soon after Willkie became head of C&S, announced plans for a Tennessee Valley Authority that would supply power in competition with C&S. Between 1933 and 1939, Willkie fought against the TVA before Congress, in the courts, before the public, he was unsuccessful, but sold C&S's property for a good price, gained public esteem. A longtime Democratic activist, Willkie changed his party registration to Republican in late 1939, he did not run in the 1940 presidential primaries, but positioned himself as an acceptable choice for a deadlocked convention. He sought backing from uncommitted delegates, while his supporters—many youthful—enthusiastically promoted his candidacy; as German forces advanced through western Europe in 1940, many Republicans did not wish to nominate an isolationist like Thomas E. Dewey, turned to Willkie, nominated on the sixth ballot over Ohio Senator Robert A. Taft. Willkie's support for aid to Britain removed it as a major factor in his race against Roosevelt, Willkie backed the president on a peacetime draft.

Both men took more isolationist positions towards the end of the race. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term. After the election, Willkie made two wartime foreign trips as Roosevelt's informal envoy, as nominal leader of the Republican Party gave the president his full support; this angered many conservatives as Willkie advocated liberal or internationalist causes. Willkie ran for the Republican nomination in 1944, but bowed out after a disastrous showing in the Wisconsin primary in April, he and Roosevelt discussed the possibility of forming, after the war, a liberal political party, but Willkie died in October 1944 before the idea could bear fruit. Willkie is remembered for giving Roosevelt vital political assistance in 1940, which allowed the president to aid Britain in its time of crisis. Lewis Wendell Willkie was born in Elwood, Indiana, on February 18, 1892, the son of Henrietta and Herman Francis Willkie. Both of his parents were lawyers, his mother being one of the first women admitted to the Indiana bar.

His father was born in Germany and his mother was born in Indiana, to German parents. The Trisches settled in Kansas Territory but, as they were abolitionists, moved to Indiana after the territory was opened to slavery in the mid-1850s. Willkie was the fourth of six children, all intelligent, learned skills during the nightly debates around the dinner table that would serve him well. Although given the first name Lewis, Willkie was known from childhood by his middle name. Herman Willkie, who had come from Prussia with his parents at age four, was intensely involved in progressive politics, in 1896 took his sons to a torchlight procession for Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan, who had come to Elwood during his campaign; the Willkie boys had a sidewalk fight with Republican youths, though the Willkies won their battle, Bryan did not, defeated by former Ohio governor William McKinley. When Bryan ran again in 1900, he stayed overnight at the Willkie home, the Democratic candidate for president became the first political hero for the boy who would seek that office.

By the time Willkie reached age 14 and enrolled in Elwood High School, his parents were concerned about a lack of discipline and a slight stoop, they sent him to Culver Military Academy for a summer in an attempt to correct both. Willkie began to shine as a student in high school, inspired by his English teacher, he started preaching to Wendell to get to work and that kid went to town." Faced with a set of athletic brothers—Edward became an Olympic wrestler—Willkie joined the football team but had little success. He was class president his final year, president of the most prominent fraternity, but resigned from the latter when a sorority blackballed his girlfriend, Gwyneth Harry, as the daughter of immigrants. During Willkie's summer vacations from high school, he worked far from home. In 1909, aged 17, his journey took him from Aberdeen, South Dakota, where he rose from dishwasher to co-owner of a flophouse, to Yellowstone National Park, where he was fired after losing control of the horses drawing a tourist stagecoach.

Back in Elwood, Herman Willkie was representing striking workers at the local tin plate factory, in August journeyed

Celil Oker

Celil Oker was a Turkish crime fiction writer. After studying at Talas Amerikan Junior School, he graduated from Tarsus American High School. Subsequently, he studied at Boğaziçi University. After graduating from the English Language and Literature department in 1971, he worked as a translator and encyclopedia writer, he transferred to advertising as a copywriter in various prominent agencies. After more than a decade as a partner in an agency he co-founded, he quit the industry in 1999. Subsequently he worked as a full-time lecturer in the Communication Faculty of İstanbul Bilgi University, he married and he has two children. In 2004, Celil Oker, Pınar Kur, Elif Safak, Murathan Mungan and Faruk Ulay wrote a novel. Five authors each of whom continued to write when the other one left it unfinished, he died in Istanbul on May 5, 2019. Çıplak Ceset, April 1999 Kramponlu Ceset, October 1999 Bin Lotluk Ceset, July 2000 Rol Çalan Ceset, July 2001 Son Ceset, January 2004 Bir Şapka Bir Tabanca, October 2005 Yenik ve Yalnız, August 2010 Beyaz Eldiven Sarı Zarf, September 2011 Sen Ölürsün Ben Yaşarım, December 2015 Beşpeşe.

With Murathan Mungan, Pınar Kür, Faruk Ulay, Elif Şafak. He won Kaktüs Kahvesi awards with his first novel Çıplak Ceset, 1998

Paradigms of Human Memory

"Paradigms of Human Memory" is the 21st episode of the second season of Community. It was broadcast on April 21, 2011 on NBC. Though it contained no material from previous episodes, the episode had the format of a clip show, parodying the genre and self-parodying many aspects of the show itself as the characters took a memory lane down the school year. In it, they point out each member's transgressions in the past year that have affected the group's stability. Jeff ends up giving one of his trademark speeches, the group realizes that, having been through so much together, they can get through anything, despite their petty differences; the episode was directed by Tristram Shapeero. It premiered to acclaim from television critics; the study group are working on their final anthropology project of the semester in the library. Troy's monkey steals a paintbrush and escapes into an air conditioning vent. Chang goes into the vent and retrieves a treasure trove of the group's lost items stolen by the monkey, including Annie's pen that caused the group to get into a heated argument in "Cooperative Calligraphy".

Some of the items remind them of their adventures throughout the year. They realize that the year hasn't been a good one, with many unfortunate events occurring. Abed deduces that Jeff and Britta have been hooking up secretly, which angers the group, who point out various events where the two acted selfishly to the rest of the group; the two retaliate by recalling other events where each of the rest of the group behaved unscrupulously. While they are arguing, Dean Pelton enters in a samba costume, at which Jeff points out the number of times he has walked in on the group in ridiculous costumes bearing irrelevant news; the Dean leaves. Shirley begs the group to stop fighting. Troy disagrees, they recall several identical instances within instances where the group argued among themselves to let it all out so that they would never fight again. Annie concludes that the group is always fighting and will always be fighting; as the group prepares to leave after completing the project, Jeff delivers another of his speeches, a montage of all the speeches he gave in the clips recalled by the group in the episode, saying that although the members of the group hurt each other, "it's just the universe's way of molding us into some kind of super group."

Everyone makes up. The group agrees that Jeff and Britta no longer have to keep their sexual relationship a secret, causing those two to decide that they aren’t interested anymore. "Paradigms of Human Memory" was written by his fifth writing credit for the series. It was directed by his fourth directing credit for the series. Although the episode parodied clip shows, most of the clips were not flashbacks of the series' previous episodes, but new material; the episode featured a total of 75 scenes, with 72 brand new "clips". Apart from the claymation scene, all the flashback clips were shot for the episode; the clip featuring Jeff and Abed at the Halloween party was not filmed together with the original episode, the set had to be recreated. The group's anthropology project, building a diorama of themselves building their previous diorama, was a dig at the show's own meta jokes. Jeff makes fun of Abed's constant meta-referencing, shouting "Why do you always have to take everything we do and shove it up its own ass?"

One section of the episode mocked Dean Pelton's over-the-top costumed entrances, featured clips of him dressed as Catwoman, a Baroque artist, Tina Turner, as Julius Caesar promoting Caesar salad, uttering "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a dean" from Gone with the Wind. In a clip, Britta interrupts Abed and Troy watching the premiere of The Cape by switching the television channel to the news broadcast of the Tunisian revolution. Abed himself impersonated the series' lead character, Vince Faraday. Jeff's speech at the end noted Abed's disappointment at The Cape's cancellation; the episode parodied Glee in another clip, although they performed a song, lyric-less. The multilayered flashbacks by Troy of the group arguing among each other resembled Inception's multilayered dream sequences; the episode parodied fan-made "shipping" videos that used musical montages which use slow motion and sentimental music to make the scenes feel romantic. The song "Gravity" by Sara Bareilles was used for the Jeff/Annie and Abed/Pierce montage scenes, was based on an actual video creator Dan Harmon saw on YouTube.

Harmon spent $35,000 of his own money to purchase the rights to use the song. At the end of Jeff's speech, Troy interjects to compare the group to The Traveling Wilburys, a former rock supergroup composed of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison. Abed's T-shirt design worn throughout this episode is'The Madness of Mission 6' by Travis Pitts. In its original broadcast on April 21, 2011, "Paradigms of Human Memory" was viewed by an estimated 3.17 million people, with a Nielsen rating of 1.4 in the 18–49 demographic. It was the lowest rated episode of the first two seasons; the episode received positive reviews from critics. Jeffrey Kirkpatrick of TV Fanatic said "they can't go wrong when they stick the dysfunctional seven in a room together and just let the cameras roll. Amping it up a notch with another parody only makes it that much stronger." He praised the e

The Velvet Light Trap

The Velvet Light Trap is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering film and media studies. It is edited by graduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Texas at Austin; each issue covers critical and historical topics relating to a particular theme. The Velvet Light Trap was established as a quarterly journal in 1971 by film lovers in Madison, including graduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Russell Campbell served as editor-in-chief. In 1973, John Davis and Susan Dalton took over as editors, Davis became the publisher; the journal’s name originates from a specific part of the film camera that keeps the light out where the magazine is attached. In its earliest years, The Velvet Light Trap served the local film community with a journal that emphasized American film history, it drew upon the talents of the graduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison but it was not an official university publication. As the journal increased its circulation, it spread beyond the local community.

By the mid 1970s, The Velvet Light Trap had established a reputation for scholarly research, with faculty from around the United States publishing articles in special issues such as "RKO Radio Pictures", "MGM", "Warners Revisited". The Velvet Light Trap attempted to define the styles and genres that distinguished individual Hollywood studios. Access to primary documents at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research led to special interests such as the blacklist period. In 1989, the journal changed publishers; as part of the deal with the journal’s founders, UT graduate students would collectively co-edit the journal along with Madison students. With the move to the UT Press, the journal established an international advisory editorial board and instituted blind peer review; the biannual format of Madison publishing an issue in the fall and Texas publishing an issue in the spring still stands. List of film periodicals Official website

Stanley Chumfwa

Stanley Chumfwa is a Zambian chess player. He is an international master. Chumfwa studied mathematics at the University of Zambia. In 2003 Stanley Chumfwa won the South African Open chess tournament, held in Centurion, he won the Zambian Chess Championship in 2005. In November 2005, Chumfwa competed in Lusaka. Ahmed Adly finished first with 7 points from 9 games, while Chumfwa ended third with 6.5 points, thereby qualifying to enter the FIDE Chess World Cup 2005 tournament. In this knockout tournament, 128 participants, Chumfwa was beaten in the first round by Etienne Bacrot, who would finish in third place. In 2010 he captained the Zambian team at the Chess Olympiad. Zambia ended 47. At the Chess Olympiad 2012, held in Istanbul, Zambia finished 63rd; the Zambian team consisted of Daniel Jere, Stanley Chumfwa, Gillian Bwalya, Andrew Kayonde and Nase Lungu. In January 2014, Chumfwa participated in the Liyoca Open tournament in Lusaka, finishing 3rd with 6 points from 7 games. In May 2015 Chumfwa finished 3rd in the 2015 Kafue Chess Open, won by his brother Kelvin.

In July 2015 Chumfwa ended 15th in the South African Open, held in Cape Town. Kelvin Chumfwa, brother of Stanley, is a strong chess player

Time Leap

Time Leap is a Japanese visual novel developed by Front Wing. It was first released as an adult game for Windows on December 27, 2007, it was followed by an all-ages version release for the Xbox 360 on June 25, 2009. Time Leap is Front Wing's thirteenth title, along with previous titles such as Megachu!. The game is Front Wing's first title to feature 3D computer graphics, as well as utilizes anti-aliasing and HDR rendering technologies; the gameplay in Time Leap follows a linear plot line which offers pre-determined scenarios and courses of interaction and focuses on the appeal of the five female main characters. The gameplay in Time Leap requires little player interaction as much of the time is spent on reading the text that appears on the lower portion of the screen, which represents either dialogue between characters, or the inner thoughts of the protagonist; every so the player will come to a "decision point", where he or she is given the chance to choose from multiple options. The time between these points can occur anywhere from a minute to much longer.

Gameplay pauses at these points and depending on which choice the player makes, the plot will progress in a specific direction. There are five main plot lines that the player will have the chance to experience, one for each of the heroines in the story. To view all five plot lines, the player will have to replay the game multiple times and make different decisions to progress the plot in an alternate direction. Outside of Time Leap's normal gameplay, there are several additional content that serves to lengthen the game. A graphical benchmark was released both online and along with the game. To evaluate the graphic capabilities of the player's system, the benchmark generates a dance sequence featuring characters from the visual novel in real-time. Prior to the evaluation, the benchmark allows the player to modify multiple graphical settings, such as rendering techniques, visual appearance, as well as the characters' costumes. While the online version features the characters Ayumu and Ayumu Nagase singing the song, the version included with the game features the characters Ayumu Nagase and Yuu.

Both of the versions feature the song "Happy Holiday". Subsequent versions that are included with image song singles instead feature characters and songs from the respective CDs. Time Leap is the thirteenth title developed by Front Wing and is their first title to feature 3D computer graphics; the producer for the game is Ryūichirō Yamakawa, as with their previous titles. The characters in the game are both modeled by Ma@ya; the scenario for Time Leap were written by four people: Hare Kitagawa, Takeyuki Kizumi, Eiji Narumi. Kazuya and Narumi has provided the scenario for Time Leap Paradise along with Mai Shinjō; the development team for Time Leap, with the exception of Ma@ya and Kitagawa, has worked on previous Front Wing titles such as Megachu!. Kitagawa has also provided scenario for Minori's Haru no Ashioto. Time-Leap utilizes various rendering techniques such as cel-shading and high dynamic range rendering in its graphics processing, resulting in a 3D environment that resembles 2D animation.

While graphics in the Xbox 360 version run at a consistent 60 frames per second, frame rate in the Windows version is determined by various circumstances such as the game's native resolution, the rendering techniques being selected, as well as the player's graphics processing unit. Before the game's release, a benchmark of Time Leap was released online on August 3, 2009; the benchmark program consisted of a short conversation sequence typical of the gameplay found in a visual novel and a real-time dance sequence used to evaluate the graphic capabilities of the player's system. Time Leap was first released as an adult game for Windows on December 27, 2007 in both limited and regular editions; the limited edition release, in addition to the game itself, contains a five hundred-page partial storyboard collection drawn by various artists such as Akio Watanabe. An all-ages version for the Xbox 360 was published by Prototype on June 25, 2009 in limited and regular editions: the limited edition release includes a music album containing three tracks used in the version's benchmark.

A PlayStation 3 version published by Prototype, will be released in early 2012. The Xbox 360 version contains additional scenarios, graphics, as well as remastered, real-time rendered sequences in place of the pre-rendered sequences found in the original Windows release, the PS3 version will provide stereoscopic 3D compatibility. Front Wing's official Time Leap website Prototype's official Time Leap website