Daniel Otto Joachim Miller is a British music producer and founder of Mute Records. The son of two Austrian-Jewish refugees from Nazism, Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller, Daniel Miller was born into a family of actors. Miller first became interested in synthesizer music at the Guildford School of Art, where he studied film and television from 1969 to 1972. By the end of the sixties he had become frustrated with rock music due to the lack of experimentation. Around this time he was discovering the sound of German bands like Can, Neu! and Kraftwerk. These bands were creating new sounds, something Miller wanted to hear, he worked as a DJ in Switzerland for a while before returning to England at the height of punk. He began listening to punk because of the excitement of the music, he liked the whole do-it-yourself attitude that came with the style of music and spilled over into the electronic music scene. Synthesizers were becoming cheaper to buy and new bands were appearing such as Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire.
This inspired Miller to create his own music. Making some money from film editing and working long hours he gathered enough money to buy a cheap Korg 700S synthesizer and a TEAC four-track reel-to-reel tape recorder; this led to the creation of The Normal. After returning from a live tour Miller found a pile of demo tapes on his doorstep; because he had included an address on the'Warm Leatherette' single cover people had wanted to do a similar small-scale deal with Mute. The turning point for Mute Records came when Miller listened to a tape by an artist called Fad Gadget and liked what he heard. In 1979 Mute Records began releasing singles by Fad Gadget including'Back to Nature', the follow-up to'Warm Leatherette'. Miller ran the label from his North-West London flat. Another early Mute signing was the American artist Boyd Rice. Miller recorded two songs, "T. V. O. D." and "Warm Leatherette". The latter was inspired by J. G. Ballard's novel Crash, he called it The Normal to demystify and make it bland and completed the package by setting up a record label for the release, Mute.
He had researched. Not knowing anything about retail or distribution he approached Rough Trade Records in Portobello Road, London. A record outlet, Rough Trade had expanded into a label and distribution network. Miller took a test pressing into the shop to see if they would be interested in buying a box of them. Rough Trade Records boss Geoff Travis went to the back of the shop with Miller and played "Warm Leatherette", they helped him press 2000 copies of the single. "Warm Leatherette" was released in May 1978 and sold out quickly. After receiving critical acclaim for the project Miller decided to explore further, he had been helping out at the Rough Trade Shop. He didn't want to perform alone so he decided to form a little group with a person he had met; this person was the late Robert Rental, recording a similar style of music to Miller. The live event included Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire. After that event and Rental took on a Rough Trade tour supporting Stiff Little Fingers. Miller and Rental went down badly.
Another early Mute signing was the synthpop band Silicon Teens, with four imaginary band members: Darryl, Jacki and Diane. The Silicon Teens were produced by Larry Least; the recordings were all recorded by Miller himself and engineered by Eric Radcliffe, who would work on many other Mute releases. An album titled'Music for Parties' was released in 1980 and consisted of classic rock'n' roll songs, like'Memphis, Tennessee' and'Just Like Eddie', done in an upbeat synthpop style; the album became a cult classic, with some major record labels approaching Miller with offers for a band that didn't exist. The Silicon Teens gave an insight into Miller's idea of an all-synthesiser teenage pop group. Duet Emmo was a one-off collaboration between Daniel Miller, Graham Lewis and Bruce Gilbert spawning an album and single, both titled'Or So it Seems' in 1983. Lewis and Gilbert were both members of Wire until 1979. All three had been friends for a long time, they had all been using Blackwing Studios, had shared the same engineer, Eric Radcliffe.
An initial project had been suggested in 1980 but the success of Depeche Mode and Yazoo had kept Miller busy until the end of 1982. Lewis and Gilbert had both been releasing their own material under the name Dome. Duet Emmo was an anagram of Dome. With fellow Depeche Mode music producer Gareth Jones, Daniel Miller has released a few remixes under the name Sunroof. Starting with a remix of "Oh Yeah" for the 1997 Can remix album Sacrilege, there has surfaced remixes for Neu!, Pizzicato Five, Faust, MGMT, Charles Wilp, Ellis Island Sound, Future Bible Heroes and To Rococo Rot. In 2017, Miller co-authored Mute: A Visual Document with Terry Burrows. A lavishly illustrated hardback book that detailed the history of Mute Records, it was named Book of the Year by both Rough Trade and Electronic Sound magazine. Daniel Miller on IMDb Mute Records Daniel Miller discography at discogs.com
Antonio Barolini was an Italian poet and novelist, born in Vicenza on 29 May 1910, died in Rome on 21 January 1971. His stories, translated into English by his wife, Helen Barolini, appeared in The New Yorker and were collected and published as Our Last Family Countess, other Stories, he was awarded the Bagutta Prize in Milan for his book of Elegie di Croton. Poetry collections: Croton Elegies The Mother Poems Novels: The Long Madness Nights of Fear Our Last Family Countess The Memory of Stephen Renato Bertacchini, «BAROLINI, Antonio». In: Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Roma: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana, Vol. XXXIV, 1988 Fernando Bandini, Neri Pozza e Antonio Barolini: lettere 1955-1970, con uno scritto di Neri Pozza, Bassano del Grappa, Tassotti, 1998. Antonio Barolini. Cronistoria di un’anima, Atti dei Convegni di Vicenza e di New York nel centenario della nascita, a cura di Teodolinda Barolini, Società Editrice Fiorentina, 2015, ISBN 978-88-6032-333-0
Adrián Arturo Sánchez is a Colombian-Venezuelan professional baseball infielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. The Nationals signed Sánchez as an amateur free agent from Venezuela in 2007, he played in the Dominican Republic for the Dominican Summer League Nationals in the rookie-level Dominican Summer League in 2007 and 2008, batting.269 in 42 games with a home run and 19 runs batted in in 2007 and.276 in 59 games with three home runs and 32 RBIs in 2008. He spent 2009 with the Gulf Coast League Nationals in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League, appearing in 24 games and hitting.246 with five RBIs, began the 2010 season with them, hitting.378 in 29 games with three home runs and 21 RBIs before being promoted to the Hagerstown Suns in the Class A South Atlantic League, where he hit.317 in 25 games, had a home run, drove in 15 runs. He batted.262 with three home runs and 51 RBIs in 131 games. He was promoted to the Potomac Nationals in the Class A-Advanced Carolina League and played for Potomac in 2012 and 2013, hitting.269 with three home runs and 32 RBIs in 101 games in 2012 but only.241 with one home run in 120 games in 2013, although he drove in 42 runs that season.
He began 2014 with Potomac, hitting.271 with nine RBIs in 29 games, received a promotion to the Harrisburg Senators in the Class AA Eastern League, where he finished the season but batted only.223 in 89 games, hitting three home runs and driving in 29 runs. Demoted to Potomac to begin the 2015 season, he played 19 games there, hitting.343 and a home run and driving in six runs, four games with the Gulf Coast Nationals, going 5-for-11 with a home run and an RBI, before returning to Harrisburg, he hit.246 in 59 games and had a home run and 15 RBIs with the Senators. In 2016, he began the season with the Syracuse Chiefs in the Class AAA International League, but he hit only.216 with three RBIs in 14 games and returned to Harrisburg, playing 97 games for the Senators, hitting.254 and driving in 25 runs. Although Venezuelan by birth, Sánchez is eligible to play on the Colombia national baseball team due to his Colombian heritage, prior to the 2017 season he played for Colombia in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Colombia was eliminated in Pool C play with a record of 1–2. Playing second base, Sánchez appeared in all three games, going 3-for-12 with two doubles and an RBI. After starting the 2017 season with Class AA Harrisburg, hitting.250 with a home run and three RBIs, Sánchez moved up to Class AAA Syracuse. He had spent a decade in the Washington Nationals organization without being added to the 40-man roster or receiving an invitation to major-league spring training when, following an injury to Nationals starting shortstop Trea Turner on June 29, 2017, he was promoted from Syracuse to take Turner's place on the roster. At the time, he was hitting.259 at Syracuse with 18 RBIs. He made his major league debut on June 30 against the St. Louis Cardinals, pinch-running for Stephen Drew and playing shortstop for one inning. On July 1, Sánchez got his first major league at-bat as a pinch-hitter with the bases loaded and the Nationals trailing by a run with two outs in the ninth inning. After working the count full against Cardinals reliever Matt Bowman, Sánchez took a pitch well outside, believing it was ball four for what would have been a game-tying walk.
However, umpire Manny Gonzalez called. On July 7, inserted on a double switch to play shortstop in the tenth inning, Sánchez lined a single up the middle off reliever Ian Krol of the Atlanta Braves for his first MLB hit, he came around to score as the Nationals walked off the Braves on a single by Daniel Murphy, his first MLB run. At bat against Jeurys Familia of the New York Mets in an August 26, 2017, game, Sánchez reacted to an errant pitch well inside by attempting to bunt the ball away from him, but instead foul-tipped it back into his chest, sending him to the ground. After a visit from Nationals trainer Paul Lessard, Sánchez resumed the at-bat and singled home his third run batted in of the day, earning a standing ovation from the home crowd at Nationals Park. Sánchez spent the night in the hospital but was cleared to return after a CT scan revealed no damage, he did not appear in another game before being optioned back to Class AAA Syracuse on August 29, as Turner was activated from the 60-day disabled list.
Sánchez was again recalled on September 8. He doubled in a run in a September 10 contest against the Philadelphia Phillies to break a scoreless tie and subsequently rookie center fielder Víctor Robles drove him home on Robles's first career major-league hit; the Nationals went on to win and clinch their second consecutive National League East division title that day. Sánchez began the 2018 season at Class AAA Syracuse. On April 24, the Nationals called him up to the major leagues, he went 3-for-14, with one RBI and one strikeout. When the Nationals reactivated third baseman Anthony Rendon from the 10-day disabled list on May 5, they made room for him on the roster by optioning Sánchez back to Syracuse. Through May 18, he had played in 24 games for Syracuse during the season, batting.298 with a.352 on-base percentage, a.426 slugging percentage, a home run, eight RBIs for the Chiefs. When the Nationals′ roster temporarily expanded to 26 players on the day of a doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 19, they recalled Sánchez from Syracuse to serve as the 26th man for the second game of the day.
He remained with the Nationals after the doubleheader, as other Nationals roster moves allowed him to stay on the roster after it returned to 25 players the following day. Sánchez appeared in 10 more gam
Gujarat Legislative Assembly or Gujarat Vidhan Sabha is the unicameral legislature of the Indian state of Gujarat, in the state capital Gandhinagar. Presently, 182 members of the Legislative Assembly are directly elected from single-member constituencies, it has term of 5 years. 13 constituencies are reserved for 27 constituencies for scheduled tribes. From its majority party group or by way of a grand coalition cabinet of its prominent members, the state's Executive namely the Government of Gujarat is formed. Bhavsinhji Gohil, ruler of Bhavnagar State, established The Peoples' Representative Assembly consisting of 38 members appointed by him, his succeeding son, Krishnakumar Sinhji, formed the Bhavnagar legislative assembly in 1941 having 55 members, consisting of 33 elected members, 16 nominated members by him and 6 ex-officio members. They had power to ask questions, move resolutions, discuss the budget and introduce bills in the assembly; this assembly used to meet at least twice in a year.
Porbandar state assembly had same powers. Sayajirao Gaekwad III, ruler of Baroda State, had formed the Baroda legislative assembly in 1908. Since 1921, representative were elected by the people of that area of the present Gujarat state except the princely states, sent to the Bombay State legislative assembly. In 1952, Saurashtra State legislative assembly was constituted after the independence of India, it was functional till 31 October 1956. Saurashtra State was merged into the Bombay State under the States Reorganization Act, 1956. On 1 May 1960, the Bombay State was bifurcated into Gujarat and Maharashtra states which resulted in formation of Gujarat legislative assembly; the 132 members of the former Bombay legislative assembly, elected from the territorial constituencies of Gujarat, formed the first Gujarat legislative assembly. The number of the members was increased to 154 in 1962, 168 in 1967 and 182 in 1975. After formation of Gujarat state in 1960, Ahmedabad was a capital of the state.
The Assembly started functioning from the present day OPD building of Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. The new capital city, Gandhinagar was built in 1971. Assembly was shifted to Central Library building, sector-17, Gandhinagar on 11 February 1971; the new assembly building, Vithalbhai Patel Bhavan, was completed and inaugurated in 1982. Since the Gujarat legislative assembly functions there. President Neelam Sanjiva Reddy laid foundation stone of new assembly building, Vithalbhai Patel Bhavan on 20 March 1978, it was designed by chief planner of Gandhinagar. The construction was completed in July 1982 and it is named after Vithalbhai Patel, the first Indian speaker of Central Legislative Assembly during the British period, it was inaugurated by the Governor Sharda Mukherjee on 8 July 1982. It is constructed with Reinforced concrete and the outer walls of the building is affixed with Dholpur light pink stones; the building is constructed on the 133 square metre platform amid a water pool having diameter of 200 metres.
This central building was linked with the Ministerial Secretariat by bridges but now new buildings are constructed in between known as Swarnim Sankul. The building is 33.45 metres high including its octagonal dome. The constructed area of building is 8100 square metres while the total built up area of square platform is 17689 square metres, it has four floors with total built up area of 43350 square metres or total carpet area of 16180 square metres. The entrance of the building is reached by a flight of steps; the Assembly hall is situated on the second floor. It is octagonal from inside; the octagonal roof is supported by one pillar in the centre. These pillars forms octagonal dome on the hall. There is an arrangement of white floodlights on the top; the hall has a capacity of 232 seats though the assembly has only 182 elected members. The hall is viewed from the galleries on the third floor. There is a podium just under the Assembly hall, used for ceremonies and functions; the downward floor of the Assembly hall makes an umbrella-like roof of the podium.
The podium has Vallabhbhai Patel on display. There are oil paintings of several national leaders, independence activists and personalities on its walls, it was constructed at the cost of ₹ 6 crore. The assembly building along with other government offices is in Sector 10 of Gandhinagar, a capitol complex spanning 370 acres. Gujarat Election 2019 Results Website Politics of Gujarat Council of Ministers of Gujarat List of constituencies of Gujarat Legislative Assembly
Timothy Richard Goebel is an American former competitive figure skater. He is the 2002 Olympic bronze medalist, he was the first person to land a quadruple salchow jump in competition and the first person to land three quadruple jumps in one program. He landed 76 career quadruple jumps before his retirement in 2006. Goebel was born on September 1980, in Evanston, Illinois, he was adopted through Catholic Charities by Richard Goebel as an infant. Goebel attended Loyola Marymount University. Beginning in the fall of 2006, he studied at Columbia University's School of General Studies, graduating in May 2010 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. After working for the Nielsen ratings company, he joined MEC, as a consumer analyst; as of April 2016, he was pursuing a master's degree in data science from New York University Stern School of Business. In January 2017, he began working as a data analyst for Google. In April 2016, Goebel became engaged to his boyfriend of Thomas Luciano, they married on April 2017, in Newport, Rhode Island.
Early in his career, Goebel was coached by Carol Heiss Jenkins and Glyn Watts near his Illinois home and moved to California to work with Frank Carroll. Goebel was sometimes referred to as the "Quad King" because of his ability to land quadruple jumps. On March 7, 1998, in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the Junior Grand Prix Final, Goebel became the first skater in the world to land a quadruple Salchow, the first American skater to land a quadruple jump of any kind in competition. International Skating Union officials ratified the jump at the end of the month after watching a video provided by the parents of Tiffany Stiegler / Johnnie Stiegler. On October 31, 1999, at the 1999 Skate America in Colorado Springs, Goebel became the first skater to land three quads in one program. In the free skate, he landed a quad salchow in combination, a quad toe loop, a quad salchow as a solo jump. Goebel made history at the 2002 Olympics by becoming the first skater to land a quad salchow jump in combination in Olympic competition.
Goebel's repertoire of quadruple jumps made him one of the most competitive skaters in the world during the peak of his career. He would land a total of 76 quads in competition. Goebel was criticized early in his career for focusing on jumping to the detriment of choreography and presentation, but in years he improved in those areas. Goebel struggled with his jumps after 2003 due to injuries. At the 2006 U. S. Championships, in what he had announced would be his last competitive season, he was unable to land either a quadruple jump or triple axel cleanly, dropped to a seventh-place finish which left him far short of qualifying for the 2006 Winter Olympics. Goebel represented the Winterhurst Figure Skating Club, he was coached by Audrey Weisiger in Fairfax, after having been coached by Carol Heiss Jenkins, Glyn Watts and Frank Carroll. On April 25, 2006, Goebel announced his retirement from competitive skating, he planned to continue to contribute to the sport as a technical specialist, having received certification for competitions sanctioned by the United States Figure Skating Association.
He worked as a technical specialist at the Aviator Figure Skating Academy in New York. He attended Columbia University. In 2016 he received a Master of Science in Business Analytics degree from New York University Stern School of Business, works for Google as a Marketing Mix Modeling Partner Program Manager. GP = Grand Prix. S. Olympic Committee
Albert Irénée Caquot was considered as the "best living French engineer" during half a century. He was Grand-croix of the Légion d'Honneur, he was a member of the French Academy of Sciences from 1934 till his death. In 1962, he was awarded the Wilhelm Exner Medal, his parents, Paul Auguste Ondrine Caquot and wife Marie Irma owned a family farm in Vouziers, in the Ardennes, near the Belgian border. His father taught him modernism, by installing at their place electricity and telephone as early as 1890. One year only after high school, at eighteen years old, he was admitted at the Ecole Polytechnique. Six years he graduated in the Corps des Ponts et Chaussées. From 1905 to 1912, he was a project manager in Troyes, was pointed out for major civil work improvements he undertook with the city sewer system; this protected the city from the centennial flood of the River Seine in 1910. In 1912, he joined a leading structural engineering firm where he applied his unique talent of structure designer. Albert Caquot conducted outstanding research, applied in construction.
His major contributions include: reinforced concrete design, structural engineering in a broader sense. In 1930, he defined the intrinsic curve and explained why the elasticity theory was not sufficient any more for modern structures design. Geotechnics and foundation design, he stated the corresponding states theorem. In 1933, his publication on the stability of pulverulent and coherent material received an admiring report from the French Academy of Sciences, where he was elected life member in 1934. In 1948, with Jean Kérisel, his son-in-law and disciple, he developed an advanced theory important for passive earth pressure where there is soil-wall friction; this principle has been broadly applied since for the design of ground engineering structures such as retaining walls and foundation piles. The revival of cable-stayed bridges with reinforced concrete, which he envisioned with long spans crossing the English Channel. In 1967, he designed a conceptual double-deck bridge of this type with 810 m-wide spans and two 25 m-wide decks stages accommodating 8 lanes for cars, 2 for rail and 2 for skytrain.
In the course of his life, Albert Caquot taught mechanical science for a long time in three of the most prominent French engineering schools in Paris: Écoles nationales supérieures des Mines, des Ponts et de l’Aéronautique. In the course of his career, as both a creative designer and a tireless calculator, he designed more than 300 bridges and facilities among which several were world records at the time: the La Madeleine Bridge, in Nantes, a concrete cantilever bridge over the River Loire, the Lafayette Bridge crossing the tracks of the Gare de l’Est in Paris; this is a struss bridge in reinforced concrete, where concrete vibrators using compressed air were used for the first time in history, the new La Caille Bridge, on the ravine of Usses, in the Alps, close to Annecy. This is a 140-m-span concrete arc bridge, the great Louis Joubert dry dock in the port of Saint-Nazaire, the La Girotte Dam, the Bollène lock, on the left side of the Donzère-Mondragon Dam, the world's tallest lock, the Bildstock tunnel, the world's largest tidal power plant on the River Rance, in Brittany.
In his eighties, Albert Caquot made a critical contribution to the construction of the dam, designing an enclosure in order to protect the construction site from the 12-m-high ocean tides and the strong streams. Two prestigious achievements made him famous internationally: the internal structure of the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro at the peak of Corcovado Mountain and the George V Bridge on the Clyde River in Glasgow for which the Scottish engineers asked for his assistance. In his late eighties, he developed a gigantic tidal power project to capture the tide energy in Mont St Michel bay, in Normandy. During the course of his life, he committed himself alternatively to structural and aeronautical engineering following the rhythm imposed by the First and Second World Wars. Albert Caquot's contributions to aeronautics are included the design of the “Caquot dirigible” and technical innovations at the new French Aviation Ministry, where he created several Fluid Mechanics Institutes that still exist today.
Marcel Dassault, charged by Albert Caquot to develop several major aeronautical projects at the beginning of his career, wrote about him: "He was one of the best engineers that aeronautics had. He was visionary and ahead of his time, he led aeronautical innovations for forty years". As early as 1901 visionary, he performed his military service in an airship unit of the French army. At the beginning of First World War, he was mobilised with the 40e Compagnie d'Aérostiers equipped with Drachen type airships as first lieutenant, he noticed the poor wind behavior of these sausage shaped captive balloons, which were ineffective except in calm conditions. In 1914, he designed a new sausage-shaped dirigible equipped with three air-filled lobes spaced evenly around the tail as stabilizers, moved the inner air balloonette from the rear to the underside of the nose, separate from the main gas envelope; the Caquot was able to remain horizontal. During three years, France manufactured "Caquot dirigibles" for all the allied forces, including English and United States armies.
The United States manufactured nearly a thousand "Caquot