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Alketas Panagoulias

Alketas Panagoulias was a Greek American association football player and manager. He managed the national teams of the United States, he managed several clubs, including Aris, his birthplace team, Olympiakos with whom he won three Alpha Ethniki championships. Alketas was born in Thessaloniki, Greece on 30 May 1934. Alketas started his football career as a player for Aris Thessaloniki F. C. in Thessaloniki, Greece. After finishing his first degree, he moved to the United States, where he attended the University of New York City. There he coached the Greek American Atlas to three consecutive National Challenge Cup titles in 1967, 1968, 1969, he returned to Athens, Greece as the assistant coach of the Greece national football team, under the famous Northern Ireland coach Billy Bingham, in 1972. In the next year, he became head coach of the Greek National Football team, he coached the Greek team from 1973–1981, including the first appearance of Greece in the Euro of 1980, in Italy. That remained the only time Greece had qualified for the Euro tournament until 2004, when they won the championship.

He coached the famous Olympiacos C. F. P. from 1981–1983, earning the championship title in 1982 and 1983. He returned to the United States to become the head coach of the United States men's national soccer team, Team America, based in Washington, DC, RFK Stadium, from 1983 – 1985, he served as head coach of the United States Olympic Soccer team in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He subsequently returned to Athens, Greece to coach Olympiacos C. F. P. Earning the championship title in 1987, he coached Aris FC from 1987– 1990 and Levadiakos from 1991–1992. He returned as head coach of the Greek National Football team in 1992 and led the team to its first appearance in a World Cup in 1994. Although he was popular among Greek fans at the time, the dreadful performance of the National Team in the World Cup was seen as his failure and a disgrace, he coached Iraklis FC in 1997 and coached Aris Thessaloniki F. C. from 1998– 1999. Following his retirement from coaching, Panagoulias served as President of Aris Thessaloniki F.

C. in 2002. During the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, he served as venue manager for the soccer events held in Athens, his biography, was published in Greece in November 2007. He was elected member of the city council of Thessaloniki, was a candidate for the Greek Parliament and a candidate for the European Parliament representing Greece in 1993, he was a FIFA instructor, a National Faculty member of the US Academy of Sports and a member of the USSF Coaches Council. Panagoulias was a member of the U. S. Soccer Federation Hall of Fame. In 2014, the side street adjacent to Aris Thessaloniki F. C. stadium, was named after him following a decision by the City Council of the Municipality of Thessaloniki. Aris EPSM Championship: 1952–53, 1958–59Greek American AA National Challenge Cup: 1967 Greek American AA National Challenge Cup: 1968, 1969Olympiacos Super League Greece: 1981–82, 1982–83, 1986–87 The Greek, The Washington Post The Long, Hard Struggle To Mold An American Team, The New York Times Obituary, The Washington Post FIFA Obituary Team America is Taking Shape, The New York Times Obituary, Soccer America Explaining The Lack of American Coaches Abroad Red, White and New, Sports Illustrated

Arnold Hills

Arnold Frank Hills was an English businessman, sportsman and promoter of vegetarianism. Hills was born in Denmark Hill, son of a manufacturing chemist. Arnold Hills was a keen sportsman, the English mile and three-mile champion, in his youth had played football and cricket for his school team Harrow. After leaving Harrow he attended University College, where he earned the degree of B. A. and two football blues. He appeared as a forward for Oxford University as they finished runners-up in the 1877 FA Cup Final against Wanderers, he continued to play as an amateur for Old Harrovians after he left winning a Corinthian's Cap whilst there. In addition to his vegetarian activism, Hills was Managing Director of the Thames Iron Works, a large shipbuilding business in London which had existed since 1846, he chose to live for five years among his workers in a small house in the East India Dock Road in Canning Town and organised recreational centres for them. However, he caused some bitterness when there was a strike over poor pay and working conditions by employing'black' labour.

Considering his philanthropy, it must have been a situation. In the summer of 1895 Hills, along with Dave Taylor, helped found Thames Ironworks F. C. who became West Ham United. He believed that his own local community should have its own football team and financially supported the football club until April 1900, when after increasing disagreements with West Ham's board members over the pursuit of'professionalism', he broke formal ties with the club and the Thames Ironworks. Hills proposed a West Ham as a limited company and became the major shareholder, encouraged business associates and his workman to invest, promising to buy one share for every one sold to the public, he rented the Memorial Grounds to the club at favourable terms. Hills told the new directors he would not interfere in the running of the club and was true to his word and despite being by far the largest single shareholder never attended an AGM, ask to address a meeting or present any demands or suggestions; the failing fortunes of the ironworks and his involvement in developing a new car engine pushed the club into the background and he became a virtual invalid suffering from arthritis.

He died at Hammerfield, Kent, in 1927 aged 69, was buried at St Luke's Church in Penshurt. His shareholding in West Ham of 1100 out of 4000 passed to his family and the same arrangements remained. In 2014 as part of their preparation for their move to the Olympic Stadium, West Ham announced one of the corporate entertainment areas would be a private dining club, the Arnold Hills suite. Hills was the first President of the London Vegetarian Society serving alongside the young Mahatma Gandhi on the Executive Committee, he was the first President of the Vegetarian Cycling and Athletic Club and served as President of a London Vegetarian Rambling Club. He founded The Vegetarian, an independent magazine, as well as the Vegetarian Federal Union, of which he was President, he had close ties with the Temperance League. He founded the Oriolet Fruitarian Hospital at Loughton, under the medical direction of Josiah Oldfield. Hills authored Vital Food. Charles W. Forward's 1898 book on vegetarian history, Fifty Years of Food Reform was dedicated to Hills.

Vital Food Vegetarian Essays Essays on Kirk. The Essential History of West Ham United. Headline. ISBN 0-7472-7036-8. Arnold Hills — information from the International Vegetarian Union Arnold Hills — biography on the Oxford University Association Football Club web site Port of London History — information about the Thames Ironworks company

Lightpainting

Lightpainting is an art form developed by artist Stephen Knapp and introduced in 2002. Lightpainting is not to be confused with light painting, the latter of, a photographic process recording traces of light on film or digital media to create images that must be reproduced in printed or transparency form. Lightpainting uses white light projected in space through specially coated glass that breaks the light into bands of color, producing optically complex virtual 3D images that sit at the intersection of painting and sculpture. Lightpaintings can take the form of moveable wall-mounted panels but the most spectacular effects are achieved in large-scale architectural installations. Layers of metallic coating are applied to glass pieces to refract and reflect colors, which becomes the palette to be used as pure chroma or mixed into a wide spectrum of colors. Glass is cut into various sizes and shapes that determine planes of color and other elements that can be used much as in traditional painting or sculpture.

Art critic Vince Carducci states: “The lightpaintings can and should be situated within the lineage of recent art. The optical tour-de-force of much of the work establishes its affinity with the eye-bending paintings of Op Artists such as Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely, and yet the more serene passages, in which translucent color washes over veils of other translucent color, evoke the lyrical abstractions of less-hyperactive modernist masters such as Morris Louis and Helen Frankenthaler. The most appropriate forebears are the examples of Zen-like perceptual presence achieved by California Light and Space artists such as Robert Irwin, James Turrell, Eric Orr, but can be distinguished from all of these...in use of light purely in and of itself not as a collateral effect of pigment or architectural structure.” Lightpaintings website tour of the work videos Stephen Knapp website "90 + 10 " Article by Carlos Piedrabuena "Attracted To Light" - from Art Of The Times Summer 06 "Stephen Knapp: The Art of Illumination" by Vince Carducci Exhibits Development Group website