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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Dells is a city in south-central Wisconsin, with a population of 2,678 people as of the 2010 census. It straddles four counties: Adams, Columbia and Sauk; the city takes its name from the Dells of the Wisconsin River, a scenic, glacially formed gorge that features striking sandstone formations along the banks of the Wisconsin River. Together with the nearby village of Lake Delton, the city forms an area known as "the Dells", a popular Midwestern tourist destination. Early French explorers named the Dells of the Wisconsin River as dalles, a rapids or narrows on a river in voyageur French. Wisconsin Dells was founded as Kilbourn City in 1857 by Byron Kilbourn, who founded Kilbourntown, one of the three original towns at the confluence of the Milwaukee and Kinnickinnic Rivers that joined to become Milwaukee. Before the establishment of Kilbourn City, the region around the dells of the Wisconsin River was a lumbering area until 1851, when the La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad was chartered, with Kilbourn as its president.

The railroad made plans to bridge the Wisconsin River near the river's dells, a boomtown named Newport sprang up at the expected site of the bridge in 1853. The population of this new city swelled to over 2,000, but when the railroad came through the area in 1857 it took nearly everyone by surprise by crossing the river a mile upstream from the site of Newport; as a result, Newport was turned into a ghost town as the settlers flocked to the new city at the site of the railroad bridge, Kilbourn City. The land at the point of crossing was owned by Parley Eaton. Byron Kilbourn bought the land from Eaton for a reduced price as everyone expected the railroad to cross at Newport. However, Kilbourn went to Madison and lobbied the state to allow for the railroad right-of-way to be moved to cross at the point where he owned the land and increased its value. Tourism became a large part of Kilbourn City. To make it easier for tourists to identify Kilbourn City with the natural landscape for which it was famous, the name of the city was changed to Wisconsin Dells in 1931.

As the twentieth century progressed, new attractions began to draw more tourists. Because of the scenery provided by the dells of the Wisconsin River, Kilbourn City became a popular travel destination in the Midwest. In 1856, Leroy Gates began taking tourists on boat tours of the Wisconsin Dells; these tours were given using wooden rowboats until 1873 when the first steamboat, the Modocawanda, was used. In 1875, early landscape photographer H. H. Bennett established a studio in the city and took many photos of the sandstone formations in the dells, INCLUDING stereoscopic views. Prints of these photographs were distributed across the United States, further enhancing the status of Kilbourn City as a destination for sightseers. Taking advantage of this, Bennett began offering to take souvenir pictures of visitors to the dells, becoming one of the first to capitalize on the area's burgeoning tourist trade. Today, the H. H. Bennett Studio is an historic site operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

The Dells region remained a place for sightseers to escape the bustle of the city for many decades. By 1894, distillate-powered tour boats began to be used. In 1908, the Kilbourn Dam was installed by what is now Alliant Energy, over the protests of people such as H. H. Bennett, separating the Dells into the Upper and Lower Dells. Since the time of Leroy Gates, the Dells Boat Tours have gone through many operators; some of the previous companies were The Riverview Boat Line, the Olson Boat Line, the Dells Boat Company, the Consolidated Boat Company, the Silver Dollar Boat Line. A few other events of interest took place during this time, including the June 16, 1911 impact of a 772-gram stony meteorite in rural Columbia County near the city, damaging a barn. In 1928 Mr. Clinton Berry established Berry's Dells airport, it occupied sixty acres and was designated on government maps as beacon No. 19. Berry built the airport to carry visitors to the Dells from the surrounding metropolitan areas. Lake Delton, Wisconsin Dells's sister city to the south became popular as the Dells attractions spread out.

The Wonder Spot was founded in Lake Delton in 1952, remained open until 2006. In 1952, a new traveling performance from Chicago called "Tommy Bartlett's Thrill Show" came to Lake Delton on its second stop. Following the show's huge success in the city, its owner, Tommy Bartlett, chose to keep the performance permanently in Wisconsin Dells. To promote the show, Bartlett gave away bumper stickers advertising his thrill show and the city spreading word about the area across the nation. Soon more attractions followed to serve the ever-increasing tourists, along with countless hotels and restaurants. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.73 square miles, of which, 7.36 square miles is land and 0.37 square miles is water. According to the Wisconsin Department of Administration, on January 19, 2004 the city annexed land from the Town of Lyndon in Juneau County, thus expanding the city to include area in four counties, it is located in Columbia County. Winnebago Indians called themselves "Hochungra," meaning "People of the Big Voice."

A Siouan people, they once occupied the southern half of Wisconsin including Wisconsin Dells. Until 1993, the Ho-Chunk Nation was known as the Wisconsin Winnebago Tribe, but the term Winnebago is a misnomer derived from the Algonquian language family and refers to the marsh lands of the region. Today, there are 8,000 Ho-Chunk Nation citizens living in the five districts of the Ho-Chunk Nation as well as living throughout the United Stat

Motley Theatre Design Group

Motley was the name of the theatre design firm made up of three English designers: sisters Margaret and Sophie Harris and Elizabeth Montgomery Wilmot. The name'Motley' derives from the word. Motley became John Gielgud's designers during the 1930s, they started teaching theatre design at Michel Saint-Denis's London Theatre Studio, the first time a design course had been incorporated into a drama school in the UK. Margaret Harris and Elizabeth Montgomery spent the Second World War in the United States, designing for Broadway, Harris worked with Charles Eames on his moulded plywood aeroplane parts. Sophie Harris, now married to George Devine, mother of their child Harriet, stayed in the UK designing for stage and screen. After the war Margaret Harris returned to the UK, both sisters once again joined Saint-Denis, teaching design at the Old Vic Theatre School. Elizabeth Montgomery stayed in the United States designing for many Broadway productions. All three continued to design under the name "Motley" for both screen.

The Motley design team were associated with the work of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre 1948–59. Productions included: 1948 Troilus and Cressida in which Paul Scofield played Troilus, the 1953 Antony and Cleopatra and 1957 As You Like It both featuring Peggy Ashcroft, The Merry Wives of Windsor in 1955 with Anthony Quayle, Hamlet in 1958 with Michael Redgrave in the title role, Googie Withers as his mother, Gertrude. In 1966, Margaret Harris founded Motley Theatre Design Course which continued until 2011; the group was nominated seven additional times. The Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design is a source of documentation on the history of theatre and is housed in the Rare Book and Special Collections Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, it is a collection of original materials on the theatre comprising over 5000 items from more than 150 productions in England and the United States. These materials include costume and set designs, notes, prop lists and swatches of fabric.

After the members of the Motley Group had retired, Michael Mullin, a professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, met Margaret Harris and expressed an interest in the University acquiring the over 40 years worth of designs that the group had accumulated. After negotiations with Sotheby's, contracted to auction the items, the University of Illinois reached an agreement in April 1981 to purchase the entire collection; this resource on the history of 20th-century theatre is preserved intact for study. Look Homeward, Angel Tony Award for Best Costume Design The Country Wife scenery and costume design. Motley Theatre Design. 28 February 2006. Archived from the original on 15 May 2008. Retrieved 9 May 2008. Motley Theatre Design Group at the Internet Broadway Database Margaret Harris at the Internet Broadway Database Sophia Harris at the Internet Broadway Database Elizabeth Montgomery at the Internet Broadway Database Motley in Theatre Archive, University of Bristol Motley Costume Designs, 1936–1965, held by the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Thomas Bohen papers regarding Motley, 1931–2001, held by the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Marcelin Tamboulas

Marcelin Tamboulas is a Central African Republic striker, who plays for Congo Premier League side AC Léopards. He signed a contract in August 2007 with Maltese club Birkirkara FC. After five games with the team he travelled home for personal reasons and failed to return, resulting in a release from his contract at the end of December 2007. Tamboulas is a first option as a striker with the national team, however he can adapt to play as a right wing midfielder, he played for the Central African Republic national football team at the 2005 CEMAC Cup. Marcelin Tamboulas – FIFA competition record Marcelin Tamboulas at

Richard Eliot (diplomat)

Richard Eliot, of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, was a British diplomat and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1733 to 1748. Eliot was baptized on the second son of William Eliot, he matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford in 1712. He was appointed secretary of the Embassy to Lord Carteret in Sweden in 1719, receiving £200 p.a. with no extraordinaries as he was to live with the ambassador. After the death of his brother Edward Eliot in 1722, he managed the estates and parliamentary interest of his young nephew James Eliot at Port Eliot, whom he succeeded in 1742. In 1722, he was appointed Commissioner of excise, he married Harriot, illegitimate daughter of James Craggs and the actress Hester Santlow on 10 March 1726. After he ceased to be Commissioner of Excise in May 1729, he was appointed surveyor general of the Duchy of Cornwall in January 1730. Eliot was returned as Member of Parliament for St Germans at a by-election on 29 January 1733, he voted with the Administration on the excise bill in 1733 and the repeal of the Septennial Act in 1734.

At the 1734 British general election he was returned as MP for Liskeard. In 1738 he went into opposition with the Prince of Wales and his post was exchanged for that of Receiver General of the Duchy, he voted against the Spanish convention in 1739, for the place bill in 1740. He withdrew on the motion to dismiss Walpole in February 1741. At the 1741, he was returned again for Liskeard, he continued to act with the Prince of Wales’s party, voting against the Administration on the chairman of the elections committee in December 1741. He was mayor of Liskeard for the year 1741 to 1742. After the fall of Walpole in 1742 he went over to the Administration, he was Mayor of Liskeard again for 1746 to 1747. In 1747, he reverted to opposition with the Prince again. At the 1747 British general election, he was returned again for St Germans. Eliot died on 19 November 1748 leaving three sons and six daughters including Edward Craggs-Eliot, 1st Baron Eliot, he was in financial difficulties which were caused according to his wife by his Duchy office, which had cost him ‘£7,000 and contributed to his death.

Harriot married secondly in 1749 John Hamilton, by whom she had a son, John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn

Shi Zhengrong

Shi Zhengrong is a Chinese-Australian businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder and, up to March 2013, chief executive officer of Suntech Power. Shi was born in Yangzhong, China, his identical twin brother is Chen Henglong, a tycoon. He finished his undergraduate study at Changchun University of Science and Technology, obtained his Master's degree from the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Afterward, Shi went to the University of New South Wales's School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering where he obtained his doctorate degree on solar power technology, he acquired Australian citizenship and returned to China in 2001 to set up his solar power company - Suntech Power. According to Hurun Report's China Rich List 2013, he had a personal net worth of US$330 million. Shi was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 2009. Amid fierce price competition on its products, on 20 March 2013, the Suntech board declared bankruptcy in the wake of defaulting on US$541 million-worth of bonds, Shi had been demoted from chairman to director earlier that month.

The Financial Times, quoting the Shanghai Securities News, reported at the time that Shi's movements were being restricted and that he was not allowed to leave China pending an investigation into his role at Suntech. By 2016, he was living in Shanghai and visiting Australia; as of 2017 and 2018, Dr. Shi Zhengrong had been seen giving key note speeches at solar conferences and promoting the use of solar technologies in both China and overseas, he has donated funds to a renewable energy research unit at the University of NSW, Australia "because he felt it was not getting an appropriate level of government support", according to Australian Greens Senator Christine Milne. China: the Sun King, ABC Radio National Shi Zhengrong: China's sunshine boy, CNN Shi Zhengrong, Time Magazine #396 Shi Zhengrong, The World's Billionaires 2008, Forbes Mr Sunshine: China's solar billionaire Shi Zhengrong

Material nonimplication

Material nonimplication or abjunction is the negation of material implication. That is to say that for any two propositions P and Q, the material nonimplication from P to Q is true if and only if the negation of the material implication from P to Q is true; this is more stated as that the material nonimplication from P to Q is true only if P is true and Q is false. It may be written using logical notation as P ↛ Q, P ⊅ Q, or "Lpq", is logically equivalent to ¬, P ∧ ¬ Q. Material nonimplication may be defined as the negation of material implication. In classical logic, it is equivalent to the negation of the disjunction of ¬ P and Q, the conjunction of P and ¬ Q falsehood-preserving: The interpretation under which all variables are assigned a truth value of "false" produces a truth value of "false" as a result of material nonimplication; the symbol for material nonimplication is a crossed-out material implication symbol. Its Unicode symbol is 219B16. "p minus q." "p without q." "p but not q." Bitwise operation: A& Logical operation: A&& Implication Boolean algebra Media related to Material nonimplication at Wikimedia Commons