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1023

Year 1023 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. The Judge-Governor of Seville in Al-Andalus takes advantage of the disintegration of the Caliphate of Córdoba, seizes power as Abbad I, founding the Abbadid Dynasty. December – Abbad I declares the Taifa of Seville independent from Córdoban rule. Abd ar-Rahman V is proclaimed Caliph at Córdoba; the Ghaznavid Empire occupies Transoxiana. The Dom Church at Utrecht is damaged by fire. Bishop Adalbold II builds a new Romanesque style church. Lý Thánh Tông, Vietnamese emperor Otto I, count of Savoy Ramon Berenguer I, count of Barcelona William VII, duke of Aquitaine March 27 – Gebhard I, bishop of Regensburg May 28 – Wulfstan, archbishop of York October 18 – Zirid princess and regent October 21 – Gero, archbishop of Magdeburg October 24 – Kou Zhun, Chinese grand chancellor November 24 – Eilward, bishop of Dresden-Meissen December 5 – Hartwig, archbishop of Salzburg Abū Hayyān al-Tawhīdī, Muslim intellectual Godfrey II, count and duke of Lower Lorraine Llywelyn ap Seisyll, king of Gwynedd and Powys Oda of Haldensleben, duchess of the Polans Sitt al-Mulk, Fatimid princess and regent

Sriracha (2013 film)

Sriracha is a 2013 American documentary film directed by Griffin Hammond. The film features David Tran discussing the origins of his Huy Fong Foods sriracha sauce. On December 11, 2013, the film was released to Vimeo digitally for the price of five US dollars initially; the film was selected at a number of film festivals across the United States and other countries. March 21 - Gasparilla International Film Festival March 29 & 31 - Atlanta Film Festival April 3 - Food & Farm Film Festival April 7 - Bare Bones International Independent Film Festival April 12 - DisOrient Asian American Film Festival April 13 - New Art Film Festival April 16 - Illinois State University Documentary Film Festival June 3 - 17th Annual Dances with Films Film Festival June 22 - Houston Asian Pacific American Film Festival August 16 - The Food & Farm Film Festival September 5 - 4th Annual DOCUTAH Film Festival September 15 - 7th Annual Naperville Independent Film Festival September 26 & 27 - 4th Annual Crested Butte Film Festival October 11 - 10th Annual Atlanta Asian Film Festival October 14 - 4th Annual Life Sciences Film Festival October 30 - 8th Annual NYC Food Film Festival November 8 - 18th Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival November 13 - 4th Devour!

The Food Film Fest November 20 - 5th Annual Chicago Food Film Festival November 21 - 5th Annual St. Louis International Film Festival February 13 & 14, 2015 - Seattle Asian American Film Festival March 27, 2015 - 3rd Annual Asians on Film Festival L. V. Anderson of Slate gave the film a mixed review, criticizing the main focus on the public's opinion of sriracha sauce, but praised the informational aspects of the film, he closed his review saying, "Is worth $5 and half an hour of your time? I guess it depends on how much you love sriracha." Maria Godoy of NPR described the film as, "a less-than-rhapsodic view of the sauce," citing back to Anderson's review from Slate. She stated, "...such quibbles are unlikely to deter die-hard Sriracha lovers from watching Hammond's film. After all, if you're the type to snatch up Sriracha-flavored lip balm or have felt tempted to tattoo that rooster label on your leg why not shell out the five bucks it costs to stream this movie ode to your savory beloved on your screen?"

Joshua David Stein of Eater.com gave the film a two out of five star rating, criticizing the way the story was told and Hammond's direction. However, he praised cinematography. "Telling the Story of Sriracha", Videomaker Magazine, 2014-09-01, retrieved 2017-12-20 Nicks, D. Hot Sauce Nation: America's Burning Obsession, Chicago Review Press, ISBN 978-1-61373-187-1, retrieved 2017-12-20 Porzucki, Nina, "The story of how one hot sauce, Huy Fong Sriracha, got so hot", The World, PRI, retrieved 2017-12-20 Lucchesi, Paolo, "The Sriracha documentary film premieres tomorrow", Inside Scoop SF, San Francisco Chronicle, retrieved 2017-12-20 Official website Sriracha on IMDb

Thomas F. Ford

Thomas Francis Ford of California was a member of the U. S. Congress, an editor, a specialist in international trade and the only person sent to the Los Angeles City Council by a write-in vote. Ford was born on February 18, 1873, in Saint Louis, the son of Thomas Ford and Ellen Ferris, he went to public and private schools in Saint Louis and in Toledo and studied law in that city. He was with the U. S. Post Office Department after 1896 and moved westward in 1900 to work on newspapers in Idaho and Washington, before arriving in Los Angeles in 1904. Thomas Francis Ford married Martha Alison McCracken on 22 October 1901 in Pennsylvania. Martha died 5 February 1905 in Toledo, Ohio. Cole traveled extensively in Europe between 1909 and 1913, where he wrote newspaper feature articles on foreign trade. On June 21, 1911, he was married in Los Angeles to Lillian Cope Cummings, with whom he wrote a book, The Foreign Trade of the United States, published in 1920. Between 1913 and 1918 he was the West Coast correspondent for the Washington Post, on January 1, 1919, he became the literary editor of the Los Angeles Times, where he edited the rotogravure section.

He was a lecturer on international trade at the University of Southern California in 1920–21. In the 1930s he was living at Los Angeles. Ford died on December 26, 1958, in his home at 1705 Spruce Street, South Pasadena, was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale. By October 1930, Ford had left the Times and was working in the publicity department of the city's Water and Power Department, he resigned on December 11, 1930. He ran for the 12th District seat in 1931, and, "supported by friends and supporters of the late incumbent" councilman Thomas W. Williams in that district, he was nominated by a write-in vote in the primary, he beat Douglas E. Foster in the final election by 8,315 votes to 5,882. At that time, the district covered northwest Downtown; the east boundary was at the south boundary at Pico Boulevard. HIghlights of his two years as a councilman included: 1931 Voting against instructing the city attorney to appeal a judge's decision ordering the city to stop the practice of segregating its swimming pools by race.

The vote was 6 in favor of an appeal and 8 opposed, including Ford, a vote that resulted in the pools' being desegregated in summer 1931. 1931 Submitting a motion calling on the Police Department to "concentrate its efforts on major crime instead of petty infractions of the law." He claimed that underworld "gambling joints flourish under'protection' to the extent that it has become a citywide scandal." 1932 Investigating reports that City Prosecutor Johnson had issued an unusually high number of special investigators badges in advance of an election in which Johnson was running for a municipal judgeship in opposition to Judge Isaac Pacht. "We feel that the people of Los Angeles are entitled to know why the badges were issued, to whom presented, for what purpose, who paid for them," he said. Pacht won the election. 1932 Sponsoring a proposal that would have the city establish a public works program for the unemployed, with the workers being paid in certificates that would be used in lieu of cash.

The certificates would have been financed by a voluntary 4-cent tax on each merchant handling them. 1932 Attacking Mayor John C. Porter over the mayor's attempts to remove three members of the Water and Power Commission, one of whom was Ford's former campaign manager. 1932 Proposing a pay cut of 8.3 percent for city workers instead of reducing the work week to five days as ordered by the council. Ford, a Democrat, served in the U. S. Congress 1933–45 and was not a candidate for renomination in 1944. Access to the Los Angeles Times links requires the use of a library card; the foreign trade of the United States. Ford and Thomas F. Ford.