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William Michael Rossetti

William Michael Rossetti was an English writer and critic. Born in London, he was a son of immigrant Italian scholar Gabriele Rossetti and his wife Frances Rossetti née Polidori, the brother of Maria Francesca Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Christina Georgina Rossetti, he was one of the seven founder members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848, became the movement's unofficial organizer and bibliographer. He edited the Brotherhood's literary magazine The Germ which published four issues in 1850 and wrote the poetry reviews for it, it was William Michael Rossetti who recorded the aims of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood at their founding meeting in September 1848: To have genuine ideas to express. Although Rossetti worked full-time as a civil servant, he maintained a prolific output of criticism and biography across a range of interests from Algernon Swinburne to James McNeill Whistler, he edited the diaries of his maternal uncle John William Polidori, a comprehensive biography of D. G. Rossetti, edited the collected works of D. G. Rossetti and Christina Rossetti.

Rossetti edited the first British edition of the poetry of Walt Whitman, published in 1868. Anne Gilchrist, who became one of the first to write about Whitman, first read his poetry from Rossetti's edition, Rossetti helped initiate their correspondence. In 1874 he married daughter of the painter Ford Madox Brown, they honeymooned in Italy. Their first child, Olivia Frances Madox, was born in September 1875, her birth was celebrated in an ode of Swinburne's. A son, Gabriel Arthur, was born in February 1877, followed by another daughter, Helen Maria, in November 1879, twins, Mary Elizabeth and Michael Ford, in April 1881, their son Michael died in infancy. Rossetti and his wife did not have the children baptized, nor were they raised in a Christian household; the children were schooled at home by their mother and governesses. In 1897, Olivia married Antonio Agresti, they moved to Italy, where Olivia became a translator and writer. After she was widowed in 1926, she became an associate of Ezra Pound, the two corresponded frequently.

Gabriel Arthur, known as Arthur to the family, became a scientist, married Dora Lewis, had several children. Helen became a painter of miniatures, in 1903 married Gastone Angeli, he died only a few months later. Helen gave birth to his posthumous daughter, Imogen Lucy, in 1904. William Michael Rossetti was a major contributor to the 1911 edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. Below is a quotation from his article on Fra Angelico demonstrating his literary and art-historical style; the "pietistic" quality of Fra Angelico's work is in fact its predominant characteristic. The faces of his figures have an air of rapt suavity, devotional fervency and beaming esoteric consciousness, intensely attractive to some minds... the faces becoming sleek and prim, with a smirk of sexless religiosity which hardly eludes the artificial or the hypocritical. So, Fra Angelico is a notable artist within his sphere.... Rossetti, W. M.. The Germ: thoughts towards nature in poetry and art. London: Aylott & Jones. Rossetti, W. M..

Essays on early Italian and German books of Courtesy. London: Trübner. Rossetti, W. M.. Walt Whitman. London: s.n. Rossetti, W. M.. Lives of famous poets from Chaucer to Longfellow: with lists of minor poets whose biographies are not included.: Ward. Rossetti, W. M.. American poetry: a representative collection of the best verse by American writers. London: Ward, Lock. Rossetti, W. M.. Memoir of Percy Bysshe Shelley. London: Slark. Rossetti, W. M.. Dante Gabriel Rossetti as designer and writer. London: Cassell & Company, limited. Rossetti–Polidori family tree Dinah Roe: The Rossettis in Wonderland. A Victorian Family History. Haus Publishing, London 2011, ISBN 978-1-907822-01-8. Angela Thirlwell. William and Lucy: The Other Rossettis. Yale University Press, New Haven/London 2003, ISBN 0-300-10200-3. Julie L'Enfant. William Rossetti's Art Criticism: The Search for Truth in Victorian Art. University Press of America. Works by William Michael Rossetti at Project Gutenberg Works by or about William Michael Rossetti at Internet Archive Oscar Wilde, Joseph Worcester and the Arts & Crafts Movement with a "sonnet" by Rossetti establishing the principles behind the Pre-Raphaelite movement.

The Pre-Raph Pack Discover more about the artists, the techniques they used and a timeline spanning 100 years. William Michael Rossetti Papers, John Rylands Library, Manchester

David Danon

Professor David Danon was a physician, a scientist, a leader in the study of the biology of aging, a painter. He was the inventor of a unique treatment for the healing of pressure ulcers and other severe wounds that do not respond to conventional treatments. Before the creation of the state of Israel, he was a commander in Irgun, the Zionist paramilitary group known as "Etzel", he was the founder and the first commander of the Israeli Air Force's first airborne military medical evacuation unit, the founder and first president of the Israeli Association for Electron Microscopy, director of the Gerontology Center at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Chief Scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Health. David Danon was born in 1921 to Moshe Danon in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria. David's parents were doctors: his mother was a gynecologist and his father was a family physician, his parents were Zionists and in 1924 they immigrated with three children and settled in the Jaffa section of Tel Aviv. After graduation from high school, David Danon joined the Irgun and his nom de guerre was "Ehud".

He joined the Irgun together with his two classmates and close boyhood friends Amichai Paglin and Eliyahu Bet-Zuri. Over time, as a member of the Irgun, David Danon was appointed a commander in the punch units. With the declaration of rebellion against the British Mandate by Menachem Begin, Danon participated in several of the first attacks against British government targets, was sent to Beirut to try to obtain weapons. During what was dubbed The Hunting Season, as was proclaimed by the Haganah, he was arrested based on information obtained by an informant, taken to jail in Jaffa, sent to detention in Latrun. Seven month David's father succeeded in negotiating his release from the British by promising to register David as a medical student at the University of Geneva Medical School and by committing to the British that David would not return to Palestine for the duration of the British Mandate. Per agreement with the British, David traveled to Geneva by ship within one or two days of his release from Latrun and began his medical studies.

By the end of 1947, however, he postponed his medical studies and returned to Irgun activity, seeking out and collecting weapons in France to be sent to Irgun fighters in Palestine. He did so by obtaining weapons left over from World War II from sympathetic former members of the French Resistance. Having collected the needed arms, he prepared to send them from France to the Irgun on the ill-fated ship, the "Altalena", which departed for the newly created state of Israel in the midst of its War of Independence. While David remained in exile in Geneva to continue his studies, several of his Irgun friends and compatriots were either injured or killed when Israeli forces clashed with Irgun fighters from the Altalena and shelled the ship. David was sent to ][Tunis\\ to organize self-defense among the Tunisian Jewish community. David Danon arrived at Medical School of University of Geneva on December 31, 1946 late in the first semester pursuant to the agreement between his father and the British Mandate authorities exiling him from Palestine for the duration of the British Mandate.

He arrived without any knowledge of the French language. Despite his late start in his first year of medical school and his having to learn the French language, he excelled. During his second year in medical school he began to do research, his research was published in the scientific literature between the years 1948 and 1950. One of his Important projects was the study of the structure of the human nervous system; the use of conventional microscopes for this work was an obstacle due to the limited resolution capability of the common optical microscope. In order to facilitate the use of the more sophisticated electron microscope it was necessary to cut thinner slices of tissue. Thus, David Danon developed the Microtome for use on the electron microscope; the University of Geneva recognized David for his development of this innovative device by awarding him the "best dissertation" award. Following the 1948 declaration of the State of Israel and following the completion of his medical studies, in 1953 David returned to Israel and began his mandatory military service in the Israeli Air Force.

In 1954, Dan Tolkowsky ordered David to establish the airborne medical evacuation unit and appointed him first commander of the unit. In years, David participated in the airborne evacuation of Israeli military casualties during the Suez Crisis, the Six-Day War, the War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War. During the War of Attrition, he developed a unique device for checking the cardiac activity of the wounded on the field of battle, permitting medical personnel in the field to determine whether an injured soldier was still alive. After the Yom Kippur War, David canceled a planned sabbatical year in the United States and enlisted instead in the Israeli Air Force for one year of service, to assist in improving the capacity of the airborne medical evacuation unit. In 1978, he was recognized by the Israeli Air Force for his commitment to the Air Force medical unit and fo

The Family (2011 TV series)

The Family is an Australian fly-on-the-wall documentary series that began airing 24 November 2011 on SBS One. It is the Australian version of the British series of the same name; the first series will follow the Cardamone family—father Angelo, mother Josephine, sons David and Adrian --through their daily lives. They have allowed 35 remote-controlled cameras to follow their every move and night, for three months. Series 1 follows the lives of the Cardamone family—parents Angelo and Josephine and sons David and Adrian --who live in the Melbourne suburb of Park Orchards. Angelo Cardamone works for a concrete company and is a quiet man who lets his wife Josephine run the house; when Angelo feels about something, he will put his foot down and is the stricter parent. Angelo describes himself as content and looks forward to seeing his boys mature and start their own lives. Josephine'Josie' Cardamone runs a efficient household, providing a home for her husband and three boys; the large amount of cooking and caring doesn't get her down.

Josephine, while keeping up with her duties of running the house, is a part-time cosmetics salesperson in Myer, which adds to her load. Josephine looks forward to having hopes to make a great mother-in-law one day. David Cardamone is Josephine's eldest son, he studies architecture and works part-time. He plays football and has a steady girlfriend, Jess, he fights with his brothers. David's biggest frustration is that he and Jess aren't allowed to share a bedroom when she stays over. Stefan Cardamone is Josephine's middle son, he tends to not feel the pressure of expectation that his older brother David does, he escapes the attention that younger brother Adrian gets. He is creative and loves'80s music. Stefan plays the guitar and likes football and is the most laid-back of the 3 boys. He's in Year 12 and has a big decision to make about his future and whether he will attend university, take on a trade, or take a year off to travel. Adrian Cardamone is Josephine's youngest son; the most self-confident of the boys, he likes to act as the family commentator.

He doesn't like arguments and retreats to the piano when he's angry. Adrian has a open relationship with his father Angelo and is quite thoughtful, he likes to have friends over and is hoping to find a girlfriend soon

Sack of Rome (546)

The Sack of Rome in 546 was carried out by the Gothic king Totila during the Gothic War of 535–554 between the Ostrogoths and the Byzantine Empire. Totila was based at Tivoli and, in pursuit of his quest to reconquer the region of Latium, he moved against Rome; the city endured a siege lasting a year before falling to the Goths. Bessas, the commander of the imperial garrison, had a stock of grain but would only sell it to the civilian population at inflated prices, he refused requests to let civilians leave the city. The contemporary historian Procopius describes the famine during the siege, in which the ordinary Romans, who were not rich enough to buy grain from the military, were reduced to eating bran, dogs, mice and "each other's dung"; some committed suicide. The imperial commanders "released such of the Romans as desired to depart from the city", he states that many perished on the journey, since they were enfeebled by famine and many were killed on the road by the enemy. Pope Vigilius, who had fled to the safety of Syracuse, sent a flotilla of grain ships to feed Rome, but Totila's navy intercepted them near the mouth of the Tiber and captured the fleet.

The imperial forces, led by Belisarius, were encamped at Portus awaiting reinforcements. An attempt by them to relieve Rome nearly succeeded, but failed through the unreliability of subordinate commanders. Belisarius was taken ill and took no further action. Totila entered Rome on 17 December 546, after his men scaled the walls at night and opened the Asinarian Gate. Procopius states that Totila was aided by some Isaurian troops from the imperial garrison who had arranged a secret pact with the Goths; as the Goths cautiously advanced into the city, many of the defenders escaped through another gate. Rome was plundered but Totila – who had intended to turn the city into a sheep pasture – relented; however he tore down about one third of the defensive walls before leaving in pursuit of Byzantine forces in Apulia. After defeating a force left behind by Totila, Belisarius decided to re-occupy Rome in the spring of 547 and hastily rebuilt the demolished sections of wall by piling up the loose stones "one on top of the other, regardless of order" according to Procopius.

Totila returned, but was beaten back by the defenders. However, Belisarius did not follow up his advantage. Several cities, including Perugia, were taken by the Goths, while Belisarius remained inactive and was recalled from Italy. In 549, Totila advanced for a third time against Rome. Sack of Rome

Nancy Fichman

Nancy Fichman is an American film and television writer, having worked on series such as Nurse Jackie and Damages. She wrote the 2005 made-for-television movie The Dead Will Tell, she works with her writing partner Jennifer Hoppe-House. The pair have two screenplays in development, Lost Girls and The Allegation. Fichman and Hoppe-House are the writers of an upcoming film entitled Fortune, which takes place in Las Vegas and tells the intersecting story of a petty thief seeking a way out of his life after a roadside killing and two sisters who team up to collect a bounty on a mobster; the film, directed by Clark Johnson, was shot in Canada on in August, 2011. The two have two screenplays in development; the first, Lost Girls, revolves around a small-town lawyer in Canada defending a serial killer who begins to have flashbacks of crimes he may have committed in childhood. The second, The Allegation, tells the story of a marriage that begins to fall apart when their lives are interrupted by a blackmailer.

Fichman and Hoppe-House served as story editors and staff writers on the first two seasons of Nurse Jackie and as story editors on the fourth season of Damages. They contributed two scripts for each series. In 2009 and 2010, Fichman and Hoppe-House were nomination for a Writers Guild of America award. Both nominations were for their work on Nurse Jackie. Nancy Fichman on IMDb


KILJ-FM is a commercial radio station that serves the Mount Pleasant, Iowa area. The station broadcasts an Easy Listening format. KILJ-FM is licensed to KILJ Inc, owned by Paul and Joyce Dennison, they own sister station KILJ. In addition to the music, the station provides national and local news, along with high school and college sports and grain and livestock markets. According to the company website, the station was started by Frosty Mitchell and former Iowa governor Robert D. Ray in 1970. Paul and Joyce Dennison purchased the station in 1977; the transmitter and broadcast tower are located southwest of Mount Pleasant on Oakland Mills Road. According to the Antenna Structure Registration database, the tower is 104.5 m tall with the FM broadcast antenna mounted at the 99 m level. The calculated Height Above Average Terrain is 103 m. Query the FCC's FM station database for KILJ Radio-Locator information on KILJ Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for