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Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks shortened as the D-backs, are an American professional baseball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. They compete in Major League Baseball as a member of the National League West division; the team plays its home games at Chase Field known as Bank One Ballpark. The Diamondbacks have won one World Series championship – becoming the fastest expansion team in Major League history to win a championship, which it did in only the fourth season since the franchise's inception. On March 9, 1995, Phoenix was awarded an expansion franchise to begin play for the 1998 season. A $130 million franchise fee was paid to Major League Baseball and on January 16, 1997, the Diamondbacks were voted into the National League; the Diamondbacks' first major league game was played against the Colorado Rockies on March 31, 1998, at Bank One Ballpark. The ballpark was renamed Chase Field in 2005, as a result of Bank One Corporation's merger with JPMorgan Chase & Co. Since their debut, the Diamondbacks have won five NL West division titles, one NL pennant, one Wild Card game, the 2001 World Series.

The Diamondbacks' original colors were purple, black and copper. Their first logo was an italicized block letter "A" with a diamond pattern, the crossbar represented by a snake's tongue. Prior to their inaugural season, they released their baseball caps; the home cap had a cream color crown with a purple button. The road cap had a turquoise visor and button, their alternate cap had a turquoise crown with a purple button. Depending on the cap, the "A" logo on the front of the cap had different color variations. In the Diamondbacks' second season, they introduced a new logo, a copper color snake in the shape of a letter "D", it was used on a solid black cap. The franchise unveiled new uniforms and colors of Sedona red, Sonoran sand and black on November 8, 2006; the red shade is named for the sandstone canyon at Red Rock State Park near Sedona, while the beige shade is named for the Sonoran Desert. A sleeve patch was added featuring a lowercase; the team kept the "D" logo, but was altered and put on an all red cap to be used as their game cap.

They kept the "A" logo with the new colors applied to it, with a solid black cap used as the alternate cap. A similar color scheme is used by the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League. Prior to the 2016 season, the Diamondbacks reincorporated teal into its color scheme while keeping Sedona Red, Sonoran Sand and black, they unveiled eight different uniform combinations, including two separate home white and away grey uniforms. One major difference between the two sets is that the non-teal uniforms feature a snakeskin pattern on the shoulders, while the teal-trimmed uniforms include a charcoal/grey snakeskin pattern on the back. Arizona kept the throwback pinstriped sleeveless uniforms from their 2001 championship season for use during Thursday home games. Starting with the 2020 season, the Diamondbacks made slight redesigns to their current uniforms; the snakeskin patterns were removed. The team reverted to a standard grey uniform after wearing a darker shade on the previous set. Two home white uniforms remain in use: the primary Sedona Red and the alternate teal.

They would wear two black uniforms: one with the primary "A" logo on the left chest and the other with "Los D-Backs" trimmed in teal. Three cap designs were unveiled: the primary "A" cap, the teal-trimmed "snake" cap, the sand-trimmed "snake" cap; the Nike swoosh logo is placed on the right chest near the shoulder. The primary television play-by-play voice for the team's first nine seasons of play was Thom Brennaman, who broadcasts baseball and college football games nationally for Fox Television. Brennaman was the TV announcer for the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds before being hired by Diamondbacks founder Jerry Colangelo in 1996, two years before the team would begin play. In October 2006, Brennaman left the Diamondbacks to call games with his father for the Reds beginning in 2007, signing a four-year deal; the English language flagship radio station is KTAR. Greg Schulte is the regular radio play-by-play voice, a 25-year veteran of sports radio in the Phoenix market well known for his previous work on Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University broadcasts.

Jeff Munn is a backup radio play-by-play announcer. He is well known to many Phoenix area sports fans, having served as the public address announcer for the Suns at America West Arena in the 1990s, he is the play-by-play radio voice for ASU women's basketball. On November 1, 2006, the team announced that the TV voice of the Milwaukee Brewers since 2002, Daron Sutton, would be hired as the Diamondbacks primary TV play-by-play voice. Sutton was signed to a five-year contract with a team option for three more years. Sutton is considered one of the best of the younger generation of baseball broadcasters, his signature chants include "let's get some runs". Sutton's father is Hall of current Atlanta Braves broadcaster Don Sutton. Former Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs first baseman Mark Grace and former Major League knuckleball pitcher Tom Candiotti were the Diamondbacks primary color analysts for the 200

Ben Wilson (American artist)

Ben Wilson was an American artist known for his early, expressionistic paintings from the mid 1930s to the mid 1950s and his subsequent non-objective paintings, a personal synthesis of Abstract Expressionism and Constructivism. He is considered a second-generation Abstract Expressionist. Ben Wilson was born in Philadelphia to Jewish parents who had emigrated from the Ukrainian city of Kiev; when he was three, the family settled in New York City, where Wilson attended public schools and graduated in 1935 from City College. To gain exposure to a wider range of styles he studied at the National Academy Museum and School with George Lawrence Nelson, Carl Anderson, Leon Kroll and Gordon Samstag, at the Educational Alliance with Abbo Ostrowsky. In spite of his predominately academic training, Wilson was attracted to Analytic Cubism and experimented with elements of abstraction in his earliest figurative work. Following his formal art education, he shared a studio in Chelsea with several of his CCNY classmates and worked for the WPA as an art instructor.

By the late 1930s through the 40s an expressionistic style and social content dominated his painting. Identifying with the plight of the persecuted in Europe, Wilson explored themes of war and futility, attempting to convey “the grief of the intolerable.” One of the youngest artists to show at the A. C. A. Gallery in 1940 and with the Bombshell Group at the Riverside Museum in 1942, he had his first one-man show in 1946 at the Gallery Neuf, his work—expressionistically rendered Biblical parables more akin to the German Expressionists than to the prevailing social realists—was much admired by the critics for its sincerity and vehement social protest. Art critic Howard Devree wrote in the New York Times, “If there has been more earnest and emotional painting shown this season than the somber canvases by Ben Wilson at Galerie Neuf, it has escaped my attention.” When times improved and social pressures subsided, Wilson’s mood lifted. Along with his sculptor wife Evelyn Wilson and daughter Joanne, he spent 1950–52 in Paris, where he worked at the Academie Julien.

During this time his involvement with imagery persisted. While he remained concerned with his sense of universal injustice, his work took a turn towards the psychological and mythic, he was represented in the ’50s by the Harry Salpeter Gallery in Manhattan. By 1960, influenced by the Russian Constructivists and Abstract Expressionism, Wilson had embraced abstraction. Searching for what he called “a scaffolding under the externals,” he struggled to develop his unique personal vocabulary and structure, a fusion of the cerebral and the emotive. In time he became experimental, incorporating unorthodox materials. While continuing to explore unusual color harmonics, compositional variations became his major focus. Employing disjunctions and interlocking motifs, linear networks, complex overlays, he worked to create a sense of transparency through a multilayered development of space. Through the years Wilson pursued similar investigations in notebook after notebook of drawings. A dedicated teacher, for five decades Wilson taught painting in his various studios in Manhattan and New Jersey, lectured to museum- and gallery-visiting classes for Brandeis University and NYU.

He was active in artist groups such as MAG. and Vectors. Exhibited, with more than 30 solo exhibitions, Wilson is cited in Who’s Who in Art, Who’s Who in the East, the Dictionary of International Biography and American Artists of Renown; as well as in private collections, his work is represented in numerous museum and university collections. Montclair State University, in Montclair, NJ, permanently houses papers. A portion of his papers is included in the Smithsonian Archives of American Art THE STAGES OF ART, AND THE STAGES OF LIFE: BEN WILSON AT MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY George Segal Gallery to present the exhibition: Ben Wilson: From Social Realism to Abstraction this Fall This Week's Events: 100% Design, Art Of Dessert, Stuart Davis, American Folk Art, Ben Wilson, Unseen Amsterdam & More Ben Wilson: From Social Realism to Abstraction this Fall MMC Professor of Art History, Jason Rosenfeld, Ph. D. Curates Exhibition Art Review: Ben Wilson ~ From Social Realism to Abstraction Ben Wilson American Artist:: Catalogue Ben Wilson at the Chassidic Art Institute Ben Wilson papers at Archives of American Arts Ben Wilson Collection at Montclair State University Ben Wilson: From Social Realism to Abstraction Exhibit

List of electoral wards in Lincolnshire

This is a list of electoral divisions and wards in the ceremonial county of Lincolnshire in the East Midlands. All changes since the re-organisation of local government following the passing of the Local Government Act 1972 are shown; the number of councillors elected for each electoral division or ward is shown in brackets. Electoral Divisions from 1 April 1974 to 7 May 1981: Electoral Divisions from 7 May 1981 to 7 June 2001: Electoral Divisions from 7 June 2001 to present: † minor boundary changes in 2009 Wards from 1 April 1996 to 1 May 2003: Wards from 1 May 2003 to present: Wards from 1 April 1996 to 1 May 2003: Wards from 1 May 2003 to present: Wards from 1 April 1974 to 3 May 1979: Wards from 3 May 1979 to 6 May 1999: Wards from 6 May 1999 to 7 May 2015: Wards from 7 May 2015 to present: Wards from 1 April 1974 to 5 May 1983: Wards from 5 May 1983 to 6 May 1999: Wards from 6 May 1999 to 7 May 2015: Wards from 7 May 2015 to present: Wards from 1 April 1974 to 3 May 1979: Wards from 3 May 1979 to 6 May 1999: Wards from 6 May 1999 to 3 May 2007: Wards from 3 May 2007 to 5 May 2016: Wards from 5 May 2016 to present: Wards from 1 April 1974 to 3 May 1979: Wards from 3 May 1979 to 6 May 1999: Wards from 6 May 1999 to 3 May 2007: Wards from 3 May 2007 to present: Wards from 1 April 1974 to 3 May 1979: Wards from 3 May 1979 to 6 May 1999: Wards from 6 May 1999 to 3 May 2007: Wards from 3 May 2007 to present: Wards from 1 April 1974 to 3 May 1979: Wards from 3 May 1979 to 6 May 1999: Wards from 6 May 1999 to 7 May 2015: Wards from 7 May 2015 to present: Wards from 1 April 1974 to 3 May 1979: Wards from 3 May 1979 to 6 May 1999: Wards from 6 May 1999 to 7 May 2015: † minor boundary changes in 2008 Wards from 7 May 2015 to present: Electoral Divisions from 1 April 1974 to 7 May 1981: Electoral Divisions from 7 May 1981 to 1 April 1996: See: List of electoral wards in East Riding of Yorkshire#Boothferry Wards from 1 April 1974 to 3 May 1979: Wards from 3 May 1979 to 1 April 1996: Wards from 1 April 1974 to 3 May 1979: Wards from 3 May 1979 to 1 April 1996: Wards from 1 April 1974 to 3 May 1979: Wards from 3 May 1979 to 1 April 1996: Wards from 1 April 1974 to 3 May 1979: Wards from 3 May 1979 to 1 April 1996: Axholme Central, Axholme North, Axholme South and Wolds, Broughton and Appleby and Gunness, Burton upon Stather and Winterton, Goole North, Goole South, Airmyn and Marshland.

Burgh le Marsh, Coastal, Fenside, Five Village and Holme, Ingoldmells, North, Old Leake and Wrangle, Pilgrim, St Clement's, Seacroft, Skirbeck, Staniland North, Staniland South, Stickney and Holland Fen and Friskney, Winthorpe, Wyberton. Barton, Croft Baker, Haverstoe and New Waltham, Sidney Sussex, Wolds. Bardney, Cherry Willingham, Fiskerton, Gainsborough East, Gainsborough North, Gainsborough South-West, Kelsey, Market Rasen, Middle Rasen, Saxilby, Scotter, Sudbrooke, Torksey and Spital, Wold View, Yarborough. All Saints, Belmont, Bourne East, Bourne West, Forest, Glen Eden, Grantham St John's, Green Hill, Harrowby, Isaac Newton, Morkery, Ringstone, St Anne's, St George's, St Mary's, St Wulfram's, Stamford St John's, Toller, Truesdale. East Marsh, Heneage, Scartho, West Marsh, Yarborough. Abbey, Boultham, Bracebridge Heath and Waddington East, Castle, Hartsholme, Moorland, Skellingthorpe. Alford, Chapel St Leonards and Tattershall, Halton Holegate, Holton le Clay, Hundleby, Ludford, Mablethorpe Central, Mablethorpe East, Mablethorpe North, Mareham le Fen, North Holme, North Somercotes, North Thoresby, Roughton, St James’, St Margaret's, St Mary's, St Michael's, Skidbrooke with Saltfleet Haven, Sutton on Sea North, Sutton on Sea South, Tetney, Trinity and Mablethorpe South, Willoughby with Sloothby, Withern with Stain, Woodhall Spa.

Ashby, Brumby and Park, Kingsway with Lincoln Gardens, Town. Ashby de la Launde, Bassingham, Billinghay and Mere, Brant Broughton, Cliff Villages and Byard's Leap and North Scarle, Heath, Heckington Rural and Washingborough, Kyme and Roxholm, Martin, North Hykeham Forum, North Hykeham Memorial, North Hykeham Mill, North Hykeham Moor, North Hykeham Witham, Peascliffe, Saxonwell, Sleaford Castle, Sleaford Holdingham, Sleaford Mareham, Sleaford Navigation, Sleaford Quarrington, Sleaford Westholme, Waddington West, Witham Valley. Crowland, Deeping St James, Deeping St Nicholas, Fleet, Gosberton Village, Holbeach Hurn, Holbeach St John's, Holbeach Town, Long Sutton and West Deeping, Spalding Castle, Spalding Monks House, Spalding St John's, Spalding St Mary's, Spalding St Paul's, Spalding Wygate, Sutton Bridge, The Saints and Moulton, Whaplode. List of Parliamentary constituencies in Lincolnshire

List of Moderators of the General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church of North America

The office of the Moderator of the General Assembly was the highest elected position in the United Presbyterian Church of North America. The Moderator was responsible for presiding over the meeting of the General Assembly, held annually between 1858 and 1958. After the meeting, which lasted for about a week, the Moderator served as an ambassador of the denomination throughout the remainder of the term. After completing the term, most former Moderators took on the role of a church statesman; the chart below shows the Moderators, the place of meetings, from 1858 when the PCUS was formed by the union of the Northern branch of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with the Associate Presbyterian Church, until 1958 when the UPCNA merged with the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America to form the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. List of Moderators of the General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America List of Moderators of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church List of Moderators of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States

List of basilicas in France

Basilica churches, many of great architectural significance, can be found throughout France. There are 167 which have been designated as minor basilicas by the Catholic Church, they are listed below by region, along with the date of designation. Where no date is given, the church is considered a basilica from the architectural point of view and not from the ecclesiastical. Basilica List of basilicas Portal:Christianity List of Roman Catholic basilicas GCatholic.org: Basilicas in France Notre-Dame de Thierenbach, Alsace Notre-Dame-des-Miracles, Auvergne Notre-Dame-des-Fers, Auvergne Saint-Julien, Auvergne Saint-Remi, Champagne Notre-Dame, Franche-Comté Saint Nazaire, Languedoc-Roussillon Saint Sernin, Midi-Pyrénées Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Sainte-Trinité, Normandy Saint-Maximin, Provence Notre-Dame de Bon-Secours, Guingamp, Côtes d'Armor

Georg Arnold-Graboné

Georg Arnold-Graboné was a painter of German impressionism and an art teacher. Because Grabone is not his real surname, sometimes his name appears as Georg Arnold-Graboné. Born in Munich on September 11, 1896, Arnold was the son of the Regional-President Wilheim von Arnold, he went to study at Munich Art Academy. In 1914 the young Arnold passed his Abwalt, volunteered as an enlistee in the German Army. While serving in World War I. he suffered a head injury from a grenade explosion. The injury left him temporarily without speech; because of his injuries he was discharged from the army. He returned to his Schwabian homeland. Without the benefit of any additional schooling, Arnold began to paint everything. Although his speech and hearing returned, he could not abandon his love of painting, he began to study formally in Stuttgart and studied Cubism in Vienna under Professor Lippert. Here he became a member of a circle of painters known as the “Licht-Gruppe”. Arnold returned to more traditional painting.

Some years he would write “Ich bin kein freund der Abstracten kunst”. After Vienna, Arnold returned to in Munich where studied landscape painting under Heinrich von Zügel and Leo von Konig. After Munich, he traveled to Berlin where he further refined his painting style under the well-known German impressionist Max Liebermann. Arnold once wrote. On his stylistic naturalism, Arnold once wrote: "Ich gebe die Stimmung der Landschaft so wieder, wie ich sie emfinde und wie sie auch der Betrachter empfinden soll" In 1928 Arnold was awarded a gold medal in Vienna for his oil painting: Hardanger Fjord. In 1932 he moved to Zurich to teach at an art academy, he became its Rector. In 1936 he began to use the name Graboné as a "kunstlername" rather than Arnold. Graboné was derived from the place which contained his family home, his painter friends included Franz Xavier Woffel. Although he was financially successful as a painter, Arnold painted because of his love of the aesthetic. Once, it is told, he traded a painting for taxi fare.

In 1951 U. S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was stationed in Garmisch as the commander of occupied Europe. Sir Winston Churchill encouraged Eisenhower to take up painting as a hobby. Eisenhower followed Churchill’s advice and began to take lessons from Arnold-Graboné. At that time Arnold-Graboné had his studio only a few miles from Eisenhower’s headquarters. For a period of time Eisenhower flew twice weekly from Paris to Fürstenfeldbruck, by automobile to Tutzing where he took his art lessons from the professor, they formed a one of Arnold-Graboné's paintings hung in the White House. The former president hung one of the paintings, "Zugspitze" in his home in Gettysburg.. Arnold-Graboné’s circle of American friends acquired at NATO headquarters included General Nordstrom and Robert L. Scott; the artist marketed his works to the junior officers stationed at NATO headquarters and he invited them to exhibitions his work. As a consequence, many young American officers purchased paintings and brought them back to the United States.

Through Eisenhower, Arnold-Graboné became acquainted with Sir Winston Churchill. Churchill asked him for some tutelage; the two of them spent several weeks one summer in the early 1950s painting together on the Isle of Man. Although he maintained his studio in Tutzing the artist exhibited throughout the world. In the 1950s and 1960s Arnold-Graboné had exhibitions in the United States, including New York City, Washington DC and Sarasota, Florida. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson owned in his private collection an original Graboné titled "Arber". After a fight with cancer, Arnold-Graboné died on February 1982 near Starnberg in Bavaria, he was survived by his wife, their one son, his daughter Renate Arnold from his previous marriage, his two grandsons, Robert Dow and Thomas Dow. His great grandchildren, Patrick Cooper Dow and Jack Alexander Dow. Arnold-Graboné became well known for his unique style of Palette knife painting, his technique used the texture of thickly applied paint to create an actual three-dimensional representation of a landscape.

In Graboné’s works, the colors are remarkable for their brilliance, distinguishing his landscapes from those of other pallet-knife painters. The brilliance is a result of Graboné’s color-separation technique in knife-painting, his favorite subjects were of the Alps of Bavaria and South Tirole, the Isle of Capri, the English Garden in Munich, the lake region surrounding Starnberg, fishing boats on the North Sea. His unusual signature is incised into the wet paint with the opposite end of the brush invariably on the bottom left hand of his oil paintings. Max Liebermann Dwight D. Eisenhower Winston Churchill List of German painters d'ART, Arnold Grabone Biography by Donald Van Riper, Dwight D. Eisenhower Library document.