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Alan Gelfand

Alan "Ollie" Gelfand is the inventor of the ollie, a skateboarding trick. Gelfand moved from New York City to Hollywood, Florida with his family in 1972. Alan "Ollie" Gelfand started skateboarding in 1974 after his father bought him his first skateboard. In 1976 he won the South Florida Skateboard Championships; that same year the first concrete skateboard parks began to appear in the United States with the first being Skateboard City just up the coast in Port Orange, Florida. In 1977 Hollywood would get its own park called Skateboard USA and it would be here that Gelfand would get his first notice in the skate press, his first published photograph was taken by Craig Snyder, a fellow Hollywood skater and photographer. It would be another Hollywood skater by the name of Scott Goodman who would give Gelfand his nickname of "Ollie" and who would name Gelfand's accidental aerial lipslide an Ollie Pop. Skateboard USA with its imperfect walls was atypical of the first-generation skate parks and it was the over-vertical sections of the park which played a significant role in Gelfand's development of the Ollie Pop.

In late 1977 California pro Stacy Peralta visited the Solid Surf Skate Park in Fort Lauderdale where he met Gelfand and observed with some disbelief his no-handed maneuver. By 1978 the Ollie Air was born, known today as the ollie. After Peralta formed Powell Peralta with George Powell, Gelfand was recruited as the first member of the new team by Stacey Peralta; this team became known as the Bones Brigade and came to include other Florida skaters of the 70s such as Mike McGill, inventor of the 540 aerial or "McTwist" in 1984, Rodney Mullen who during the 1980s helped foster the ollie for use on flat ground. Tony Hawk would be another Bones Brigade member to benefit from the ollie. On vert he used the maneuver as a way to achieve higher air. By the mid-1980s Alan Ollie Gelfand maneuver had transformed trick skating in its three disciplines of vert and street. Most skateboard tricks today in street skating are now based on this maneuver. In the late 1990s ollie became an official entry in the Oxford English Dictionary but the origin was listed as unknown.

After Alan's ex-wife Sharon Gelfand, Sharon Israel at the time, submitted enough citations that proved Alan Gelfand was the first person to ollie, the Oxford English Dictionary in February 2004 rectified the listing giving Alan "Ollie" Gelfand credit as the name and originator behind the 1976 maneuver. In July 2006 the Merriam-Webster followed suit adding his ollie to its dictionary. Gelfand stopped skateboarding in 1981 because of knee injuries, general burn-out and the shutdown of most U. S. skate parks during the previous year. During the 1980s Gelfand turned to racing cars, driving Volkswagens, winning many of the Sports Car Club of America SCCA races. In 1987 Gelfand won WKA Grand National Championship. From there he went on to win four 24-hour races driving VW's he custom-built in a shop called "Ollieprep". In 2001 Gelfand raced in the Grand Am Cup behind the wheel of a 2000 model Porsche 986. Gelfand continued racing for another year with visits to winners circle in several national competitions.

In 2001 Gelfand returned to skateboarding. In 2002, he opened a venue in Hollywood, Florida called Olliewood which features a 48-foot bowl built by the Team Pain crew, he owns the largest dealer alternative for service of German Vehicles and SUVs called German Car Depot In 2015, he purchased Foreign Car of Hollywood and now offers service for all German cars in Hollywood Florida. Brooke, M. Concrete Wave: The History Of Skateboarding. ISBN 1-894020-54-5. Grand Am Cup 2000 Yearbook Jocko Weyland The Answer Is Never: A Skateboarder's History of the World Jamie Brisick, Have Board, Will Travel: The Definitive History of Surf and Snow ISBN 9780060563592 Craig B. Snyder 2015 A Secret History of the Ollie Oxford English Dictionary 2004 Merriam-Webster, Incorporated 2006 MERRIAM-WEBSTER'S COLLEGIATE DICTIONARY Alan "Ollie" Gelfand's Homepage Olliewood Alan Ollie Gelfand's Cool Shop site. Service, Sales of VW & Audi automobiles called "German Car Depot" in Hollywood Florida Ebay About Alan Ollie Gelfand Page

Joaquín Dicenta

Joaquín Dicenta Benedicto was a Spanish journalist, novelist and poet. His 1895 play Juan José was the second-most performed in the Spanish repertory between and 1939. Joaquín Dicenta started his studies in the Escolapios College in Getafe, his literary career began with the publication of his poems in the tabloid Eden. As he gained fame, he began writing in other journals, he was a fervent opponent of the social order and this is reflected in his works. Many of Joaquín's works, including stories and novels have been lost; the most famous of his works was te play Juan José. The play's socialist tone and its tale of the conflict between employers and employees made it a huge success among the working class, it was performed yearly in Spain during May. The play's content of social struggle did not go down well with some Spanish bishops, who rejected it, but the play remained successful. "¡NO!" ¡Cuánto sufrí y qué solo!... Ni un amigo. De mi angustia y dolor, solo testigo, De mi terrible vida, compañera, Fue una pobre mujer, una cualquiera Que hambre,pena y amor partió conmigo.

Y hoy que mi triunfo asegurado se halla, Tú, por el éxito ganado, Me dices que la arroje de mi lado, Que una mujer así, denigra... ¡Calla! Con ella he padecido y he triunfado. Works by Joaquín Dicenta at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Joaquín Dicenta at Internet Archive

Arthur D. Hasler

Arthur Davis Hasler was an ecologist, credited with explaining the salmon's homing instinct. Hasler was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; the New York Times called him "an internationally recognized authority on freshwater ecology". He served as President of The Ecological Society of America, which called him "one of the leading figures in 20th century freshwater ecology". Hasler pioneered a research method based on manipulation of entire lake ecosystems; this method became an instrumental new tool for ecology. He published over 200 scientific papers, was an author or an editor of 7 books, supervisor of 52 doctoral degrees. Hasler was born in Utah, he married Hanna Prusse in 1932, they had six children: Sylvia, A. Frederick, Galen and Karl, he graduated from Brigham Young University in 1932. He received a doctorate in zoology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1937. Hasler was an analyst with the Air Force Strategic Bombing Survey based in Germany after World War II.

Hasler was a Fulbright scholar at the Max Planck Institute in Germany from 1954 to 1955. Subsequently, Hasler was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin–Madison for 41 years and under his leadership it became a hub for lake research. In 1961 he served as President of The Ecological Society of America, he headed the Limnology Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin–Madison from 1963 to 1968. In 1969 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences


Luisa or Louise is a feminine given name. Variations include Luisinha, Luisetta, Luigia, its popularity derives from the cult of Saint Louise de Marillac of Paris, from Giuseppe Verdi's opera Luisa Miller. The name may refer to: Luisa Miller, an opera by Giuseppe Verdi Giovanni da Verrazzano's name for Block Island and hence, Rhode Island Luisa Piccarreta known as "Little Daughter of the Divine Will" is a proposed Roman Catholic saint Luisa Warrington, fictional character in UK soap opera Family Affairs, played by Clare Byam-Shaw Luisa Anselmi, fictional character played by Anouk Aimée in the movie 8½ directed by Federico Fellini. Luísa, a song composed by Tom Jobim Antônio Carlos Jobim Luisa Accati, Italian historian and feminist public intellectual Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi, heroine of the Venezuelan War of Independence Luisa Baldini, Anglo-Italian news reporter and presenter, presently working for BBC News Luisa Bradshaw-White, English actress Luisa María Calderón, Mexican politician Luisa Capetillo, Corsican-Puerto Rican writer and anarchist Luisa Casati, Italian artists' model Luisa Castro, Spanish poet and writer Luísa Diogo, Mozambican politician, Prime Minister of Mozambique from February 2004 to December 2010 Luisa DiPietro, faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry Luisa Durán, former First Lady of Chile, the wife of Chile Ricardo Lagos Luisa "Loi" Ejercito Estrada, Filipino politician Luisa Ferida, Italian stage and motion picture actress Luisa Görlich, German ski jumper Luisa Martín, Spanish actress Luisa Marzotto, Australian association footballer Luisa of Medina-Sidonia, Queen of Portugal Luisa Menárguez, Spanish harpist and educator Luisa Micheletti, presenter on MTV Brazil Luisa Moreno, Guatemalan-American communist and writer Luisa Morgantini, Italian politician, Member of the European Parliament Luisa Eugenia Navas, Chilean pharmacist and botanist Luisa Ottolini, Italian physicist Luisa Ranieri, Italian actress Luisa Rivelli, Italian film actress Luisa Roldán, Spanish sculptor of the Baroque Era Luisa Rossi, Italian actress Luisa Sala, Spanish actress Luisa Tetrazzini, Italian coloratura soprano Luisa Wilson, Mexican-Canadian ice hockey player Luisa Värk, Estonian singer Luisa Zissman, British television personality Luisa Anselmi, a fictional character played by Anouk Aimée in the 1962 film 8½ Luisa Contini, a fictional character played by Marion Cotillard in the 2009 film Nine Luisa Alver, a fictional character played by Yara Martinez in the series Jane The VirginLuisa Clarke, a fictional character played by Emelia Clarke in the film'Me Before You' Maria Luisa

Mårten Olander

Mårten Olander is a Swedish professional golfer. Olander attended the University of Alabama for four years, was awarded the Ben Hogan Award for the best college golfer in the United States in 1993, he turned professional in 1995, joined the Challenge Tour in 1996, winning promotion to the European Tour in his debut season. He returned to the Challenge Tour for 1999, spent three further seasons there before winning his first professional tournament at the 2001 Hardelot Challenge de France, sealing his return to the full European Tour, he spent a further five seasons at the highest level, before a dramatic slump in form saw him make only three cuts in 2006, since when he has played rarely. Olander's best result on the European Tour was a four-way tie for second at the 2003 Telefonica Open de Madrid. 2003 was his most successful season, as he ended 61st on the Order of Merit. In 2008, Olander was joint captain of the successful European Palmer Cup team. Note: Olander only played in The Open Championship.

CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Alabama Crimson Tide golf Mårten Olander at the European Tour official site


Somatemps is a collective in Catalonia considered to be aligned with the far-right of Spain and of being Spanish nationalist. They state to be committed to defend what they call "the hispanic identity of Catalonia", it was founded between 2011 and November 16, 2013 in Santpedor, where one of its founders, Josep Ramon Bosch, resides. The organisation is led by Javier Barraycoa. Somatemps has around 300 members; the name of Somatemps was intended as word-play between "Som a temps"—"we are in time" —and the medieval Catalan militias Sometent. Somatemps has contributed to the creation of the association Catalan Civil Society; the first meeting of the entity was attended by both leaders of Platform for Catalonia and the Republican Social Movement with Juan Antonio Llopart, referents to the Spanish State of parties such as the Greek Golden Dawn or the British National Party and fascist movements such as Casa Pound. Somatemps is considered a far-right organization as per press sources. Josep Alsina, who succeeded Bosch in Somatemps, when he was young he had been a member of the NSSP, the National Socialist Spanish Party or PENS, Partido Español Nacional Socialista in Spanish.

PENS is a neo-Nazi organization created in Barcelona in 1970 and that had strong links with the secret services of the Superior Center of Defense Information, to the point that he could pay a local and print large runs of Nazi propaganda. The PENS came to commit attacks against bookstores and theaters or distributors of books and publishing houses. Alsina relates Jorge Buxadé Villalba, who has publicly acknowledged being a member of Catalan Civil Society, who attended the 7th nomination of Falange Española de las Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista for Tarragona in the 1995 Catalan elections. Buxadé became a State Attorney in September 2009, under the orders of the Spanish Government, when he challenged the consultation on the independence of Catalonia held in Arenys de Munt. Somatemps received the help of the lawyer Ariadna Hernández, at that time coordinating VOX in the demarcation of Barcelona and partner of one of the main drivers of the neofascist Casal Tramuntana, the councilor of PxC in l'Hospitalet de Llobregat Alberto Sánchez.

Journalist Xavier Rius has come to the point that Catalan Civil Society has had contacts with which he was delegated from the Spanish government in Catalonia, María de los Llanos de Luna, contacts but Bosch denies insistently despite the fact that there are photographs of the meeting. The entity organized in December 2013 in Ripoll the 1st Congress of Spanish Catalanity in which the ex democratic socialist Joaquim Coll and the People's Party Fernando Sánchez-Costa participated, he was organizing protests in front of the Convergence and Union headquarters for the Pujol case, joined by Platform for Catalonia before Parliament for the same reason. Entities like Spain and Catalans in 2012 and Som Catalunya, Som Espanya in 2013, had wanted to publicly commemorate the Hispanic Day in Barcelona, but they did not manage to concentrate a sufficiently large attendance. Somatemps tried to take over the relief by convening the founding assembly on April 26 at the Poblet Monastery. A few days ago, an event had been held in Barcelona where the presentation of the Catalan Civil Society was attended by, among others, the extreme right of Santiago Abascal, general secretary of the new Vox and Borja García-Nieto, the president of the Equestrian Circle.

Somatemps did not adhere to the rally on October 12 in Barcelona. In the context of the Spanish constitutional crisis and before the 1-O Catalan independence referendum of 2017, Somatemps participated in the so-called "ham operation" which sent 25 kg of Iberian ham and boxes of Rioja wine to the Spanish police and Civil Guard agents summoned in Barcelona by the Spanish government; the agents were allocated in ships docked in Barcelona's seaport. Somatemps organized a donation campaign which obtained around 2.500 euros of funds for the symbolic operation. Other actions in which Somatemps has participated involved bringing food to the policemen. On November 18, 2017 Somatemps participated in a far-right demonstration supporting the Spanish unionism; this demonstration opposed a demonstration call made by Unit Against Racism. This organisation is of Spanish Nationalist nature, they believe that a constitution is irrelevant for Spain, despise the concepts of freedom and social equality expressed in the current constitution.

They promote a Spain formed by a single political nation, alluding to what they believe was the old Spanish Empire. By proposing a single political nation, they deny the existence of national and regional identities in Spain and their corresponding political movements; this means they pursue some sort of imperialism with a single political nation ruling over the rest. In consequence, they are positioned against Catalan Nationalism. Catalan education system which makes extensive use of Catalan as tuition language is against Somatemps doctrine. Somatemps claims that pupils in Catalonia are indoctrinated into Catalan nationalism, something which multiple studies have refuted, identifying as main factors parental and neighbourhood influence. Other points which Somatemps defend to support Spanish Nationalism is to point out a supposed Catalan history revisionism. Somatemps opposes to policies and campaigns aiding immigrants, including those from Red Cross and Plataforma per la Llengua which promote the learning of Catalan language among immigrants with the purpose of improving equality of opportunities.

Somatemps supports political catholicism, positioning the Catholic Church as a part of thei