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Circuit Zandvoort

Circuit Zandvoort is a motorsport race track located in the dunes north of Zandvoort, near the North Sea coast line. It will return to the Formula One calendar in 2020 as the location of the revived Dutch Grand Prix. There were plans for races at Zandvoort before World War II: the first street race was held on 3 June 1939. However, a permanent race track was not constructed until after the war, using communications roads built by the occupying German army. Contrary to popular belief John Hugenholtz cannot be credited with the design of the Zandvoort track, although he was involved as the chairman of the Nederlandse Automobiel Ren Club before becoming the first track director in 1949. Instead, it was 1927 Le Mans winner, S. C. H. "Sammy" Davis, brought in as a track design advisor in July 1946 although the layout was dictated by the existing roads. The first race on the circuit, the Prijs van Zandvoort, took place on 7 August 1948; the race was renamed the Grote Prijs van Zandvoort in 1949 the Grote Prijs van Nederland in 1950.

The 1952 race was the first to be run as a round of the World Drivers' Championship, albeit to Formula Two regulations rather than Formula One regulations like all the European rounds of the Championship that year. There was no Dutch Grand Prix in 1954, 1956 or 1957, but 1955 saw the first true Formula One race as part of the Drivers' Championship; the Dutch Grand Prix returned in 1958 and remained a permanent fixture on the F1 calendar until 1985, when it was held for the last time. To solve a number of problems that had made it impossible to develop and upgrade the track, the most important one being noise pollution for the inhabitants of the part of Zandvoort closest to the track, the track management adopted and developed a plan to move the most southern part of the track away from the housing estate and rebuild a more compact track in the remaining former'infield'. In January 1987 this plan got the necessary'green light' when it was formally approved by the Noord-Holland Provincial Council.

However, only a couple of months a new problem arose: the company that commercially ran the circuit, called in the receiver and went out of business, marking the end of "Circuit van Zandvoort". Again the track, owned by the municipality of Zandvoort, was in danger of being permanently lost for motorsports. However, a new operating company, the Stichting Exploitatie Circuit Park, was formed and started work at the realization of the track's reconstruction plans. Circuit Park Zandvoort was born and in the summer of 1989 the track was remodeled to an interim Club Circuit of 2.6 kilometers, while the disposed southern part of the track was used to build a Vendorado Bungalow Park and new premises for the local football and hockey clubs. In 1995, CPZ got the "A Status" of the Government of the Netherlands and began building an international Grand Prix Circuit; this project was finished in 2001 when, after the track was redesigned to a 4.3 kilometers long circuit and a new pits building was realized, a new grandstand was situated along the long straight.

One of the major events, held at the circuit, along with DTM and A1GP, is the RTL Masters of Formula 3, where Formula Three cars of several national racing series compete with each other. A noise restriction order was responsible for this event moving to the Belgian Circuit Zolder for 2007 and 2008. However, the race returned to its historical home in 2009. Circuit Park Zandvoort played host to the first race in the 2006/07 season of A1 Grand Prix from 29 September–1 October 2006. On 21 August 2008, the official A1GP site reported that the 2008/09 season's first race has moved from the Mugello Circuit, Italy to Zandvoort on the 4–5 October 2008 due to the delay in the building the new chassis for the new race cars; the Dutch round moved to TT Circuit Assen in 2010. A1GP bankrupted before the Dutch round was replaced with Superleague Formula. In November 2018 media brought the news that the Formula One racing organisation has invited the owners of the Zandvoort race track to make a concrete proposal to stage a Grand Prix race in 2020.

In March 2019, it was confirmed that a letter of intent had been signed between Zandvoort and Formula One Management to stage the Dutch Grand Prix, but that it was dependent on private funding being secured to cover hosting the race. A deadline of March 31, 2019 was set for a final decision to be made. On 14 May 2019 it was confirmed that Zandvoort would host the Dutch Grand Prix for 2020 and beyond for a duration of at least three years, with the option to host another two in the future; the Municipality of Zandvoort will pay four million Euros which will be used so the circuit itself can undergo various changes, such as slight alterations to the track, to bring it up to date with F1 standards, this is set to include banking the final corner and Hugenholtzbocht. The infrastructure around the circuit is set to be improved as well, most of the money will be used to improve the accessibility to the track. On 29 August 2019, the 2020 Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort was placed 5th race on the draft schedule, listed on 3 May 2020, between China and Spain.

On 17 September 2019, it was announced that Zandvoort would host the FIA Formula 2 Championship and FIA Formula 3 Championship, replacing the series' support races at Circuit Paul Ricard. The circuit gained popularity because of its fast, sweeping corners such as

William E. Jordan

William E. Jordan was a stenographer and bricklayer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who served three terms as a Socialist member of the Wisconsin State Assembly representing the 11th Milwaukee County district. Jordan was born September 1883 in East Prussia, Germany, he came with his parents to the United States in 1891. They settled in Milwaukee, he worked four years as a stenographer. At age 21 he learned the bricklayers' trade, became a member of the bricklayers union in October 1910. Although active in his union, Jordan had never held a public office before being elected to the Assembly in November, 1916 to succeed fellow Socialist James Vint. Jordan received 2160 votes to 1985 for Democrat William A. Klug and 73 votes for Prohibitionist A. J. Jorgenson, he was assigned to the standing committee on municipalities. He was re-elected with 2753 votes to 1958 for Republican John L. Bieszk, he remained on the municipalities committee, was appointed to a special joint committee on pensions and retirement funds for teachers.

He stayed on the municipalities committee. In 1922, after the Assembly was redistricted, Jordan's old 11th district was split between two districts. Jordan sought re-election in the new 10th Milwaukee County district, was defeated by Republican John W. Eber, who received 3829 votes to Jordan's 2618; the 11th ward from the old district was encompassed in a revised 11th district, which elected Socialist Olaf C. Olsen

Frederick H. Buttel

Frederick Howard Buttel was the William H. Sewell Professor of Rural Sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. A prominent scholar of the sociology of agriculture, Buttel was well known for his contributions to environmental sociology. Buttel was "born on a dairy farm to Heye R. and Marian Buttel". His father was his mother a school teacher. Buttel earned his B. S. and M. S. in Sociology degrees at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, his master's degree in forestry and environmental studies at Yale University and his Ph. D. in sociology at the University of Wisconsin. Prior to returning as a faculty member to Wisconsin, he served as a member of the faculty at Michigan State University and Cornell University. At the latter, he directed the Society Program. Buttel was editor of the journal, Research in Rural Sociology and Development, co-editor of Society & Natural Resources. Buttel was a scholar in rural sociology whose research focused on four major areas of study: the sociology of agriculture, environmental sociology, technological change in agriculture, national and global activism relating to environmental and agricultural policies.

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1987 President, Rural Sociological Society, 1990–1991 Excellence in Research Award, Rural Sociology Society, 1993 Distinguished Contribution to Environmental Sociology Award, Section on Environment and Technology, American Sociological Association, 1994 Chair, Department of Rural Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998–2002 President, Agriculture and Human Values Society, 1998–1999 President, Research Committee on Environment and Society, International Sociological Association, 1998–2002 Merit Award, Natural Resources Research Group, Rural Sociology Society, 1999 Spitz Land-Grant Faculty Award, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004 Distinguished Rural Sociologist Award, Rural Sociology Society, 2004 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Professor, University of Wisconsin, 2004 After his death, the Research Committee on Environment and Society of the International Sociological Association established in his honor the Frederick H. Buttel International Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Environmental Sociology.

Recognizing his contributions to the field, the Section on Environment and Technology of the American Sociological Association renamed its Distinguished Contributions Award for him. The endowed chair he held at the University of Wisconsin was renamed the Buttel-Sewell Professorship. "Father's Advice Proved Dependable to Professor," University of Wisconsin-Madison News, November 2, 2004 "Four Faculty Receive Hilldale Awards," University of Wisconsin-Madison News, April 29, 2002

Christine M. Day

Christine M. Day is a Canadian retail executive, she has been the CEO of the Vancouver-based food company Luvo Inc. since January 2014. From 2008 through December 2013, she was the CEO of the Canadian clothing company Lululemon Athletica. Prior to taking her post at Lululemon she worked for Starbucks' Asia-Pacific division. Day was born in Northern Ireland; when her father's career as a professional soccer player was ended by a knee injury, the family emigrated to Canada and settled in British Columbia where he worked as an engineer. In 1984, she received her undergraduate degree from Central Washington University. After graduating from college, Day worked for private-equity corporation, Integrated Resources, where she learned about investment. Day worked for a financial services firm. One of its clients was Howard Schultz, who owned the Il Giornale coffee outlet and was looking to expand the company by purchasing Starbucks. In 1986, Day remained with Starbucks for the next 20 years. In 2002, she attended Harvard Business School's six-week advanced management program.

In 2003, she became the head of Starbuck's Asia-Pacific division. Day became CEO of Lululemon Athletica in January 2008. In 2011, she became the first woman to be named "CEO of the Year" by The Globe and Mail and was named "Marketer of the Year" by the Canadian Marketing Association. In June 2013, Day announced. Laurent Potdevin was named as the company's new CEO. Day became the new CEO of Luvo Inc. a startup food and catering company that sells healthy frozen foods. It's based in Vancouver with most of its operations in Georgia, she owns 15% of Luvo and is the company's second largest shareholder, after its founder Steve Sidwell. Day has said that she was drawn to Luvo's company mission, believed it had an opportunity for marketplace disruption. Day is a partner in the Vancouver-based venture capital firm Campfire Capital. Day is married with a daughter, her husband Pat held a senior post at Boeing for twenty years but retired from the company after the birth of their youngest child. Further reading The following have further material on Day's management style: Hill, Charles.

"External Analysis The Identification of Opportunities and Threats: Lululemon". Strategic Management: Theory & Cases: An Integrated Approach, pp. 175–178. Cengage Learning. ISBN 1305142721 Taylor, Timothy. "CEO of the Year: Christine Day of Lululemon". The Globe and Mail Williamson, R. Douglas. "41. Acting When Pivot Points Emerge: Lululemon Athletica". Straight Talk on Leadership: Solving Canada's Business Crisis. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 1118583019

Pic Pic

Pic Pic, known in Japan as PikuPiku: Toku to E Ninaru Mitsu no Puzzle, is a puzzle video game by Success for the Nintendo DS. The game is divided into 3 different logic-based picture puzzle games: Maze Paint and Magipic. Pic Pic contains three modes of play, the first and simplest is Maze Paint, in which players must connect an entrance to an exit using lines, which reveal a complete picture on the top screen. In Magipic, the second mode of play, the players must turn gray tiles into a black tile according to numbers on the tiles; the last and most critically acclaimed mode of Pic Pic is Drawing in which users play on a grid with numbered white and black tiles. The players must draw lines between identical numbers without intersecting other lines, the line being as long as the number of tiles as the number on that particular tile; as in the other modes, completing the puzzle will create a picture. The game received high grades in the few publications it was reviewed in, receiving a remarkably high 94% average from GameRankings.

Eurogamer gave Pic Pic a perfect score, ten out of a possible ten, summed up their review: So what you have here is a puzzle as inspired and delightful as Slitherlink, in a game as neatly executed as Hudson's classic. Either side of it are two other puzzle games, the less interesting Maze Paint, the more fiddly Magipic, like lovely bridesmaids either side of the gorgeous bride." Official website

Fort de la Corne

Fort de la Corne was one of the two French forts established on the Saskatchewan River in the 20 years between the end of La Vérendrye's push west from Lake Superior in 1731–1743 and the fall of New France in 1763. It was called Fort St. Louis, also called Fort des Prairies and Fort à la Corne, it was located downstream from the Saskatchewan River Forks at the mouth of the Pehonan Creek a mile west of the HBC post. It was built in 1753 by Louis de la Corne, Chevalier de la Corne, the third of the four western commanders who followed La Vérendrye, it was a fur trade post, the western end of the chain of posts that diverted furs away from the English on Hudson Bay and a base for exploration of the Saskatchewan which the French thought might lead to the Pacific. For most of its existence it was an outpost of Fort Paskoya, it was closed in 1759 with the fall of New France. The site was well-chosen. In 1775 the "Pedlars" built post in the area before moving upstream to Fort Sturgeon in 1776. In 1795 the Pedlars or North West Company built a Fort St Louis on the right bank of the river below Peonan Creek.

About five miles upstream were three more houses called Isaac's House, named after Isaac Batt, Fort aux Trembles. In 1796 the Hudson's Bay Company built a half downstream. In 1846 the Hudson's Bay Company built its Fort St. Louis a few miles from original fort; this fort became linked to the Carlton Trail by a side route called Fort à la Corne Trail in the Saskatchewan Valley. The site was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1926. Today the Fort à la Corne Provincial Forest surrounds the site of the old fur trade posts. Diamond exploration by De Beers and ShoreGold has been occurring in the area, speculation exists that a mine will open someday. See Fort à la Corne kimberlite field; the James Smith First Nation is nearby. Saskatchewan River fur trade Arthur Morton, "A History of Western Canada", no date Vérendrye.shtml Manitoba Historical Society - La Vérendrye Manitoba Historical Society - Timeline