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Danny Clark (cyclist)

Daniel "Danny" Clark OAM is a retired track cyclist and road bicycle racer from Australia, a professional rider from 1974 to 1997. He won five world championships and at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, came second in the 1,000m time trial. Clark was fastest finishing rider in six-day races as Patrick Sercu slowed after the mid-1970s. Clark and the British rider, Tony Doyle, won many six-day races. Clark enjoyed the party atmosphere of the races, continued to work in them as a Derny pacer after retiring. Clark began cycling on a bike borrowed from a local enthusiast, which he used for three months before acquiring his eldest brother's semi-racer, he became one of the most successful riders in six-day racing in the 1970s and 1980s, winning 74 races, second to Patrick Sercu's 88. Most of these wins came after a crash in the 1983 Frankfurt six-day. Clark still carries a plate inserted to help the fracture heal and said that when sprinting or climbing, only his right leg delivered full power.

Clark won the Australian one-mile penny-farthing championship in Evandale, Tasmania, in 1989, beating the Briton Doug Pinkerton and Matthew Driver. He lives near Brisbane. Munich 1972: Silver kilomètre Besançon 1980: Keirin Brno 1981: Keirin Silver, points Leicester 1982: Silver, keirin Zurich 1983: Silver, keirin Bassano del Grappa 1985: Silver, Motor-paced Colorado Springs 1986: Derny Vienna 1987: Silver, motor-paced Ghent 1988: Motor-paced Maebashi 1990: Bronze, motor-paced Bronze, points Stuttgart 1991: Motor-paced Nouméa: 1972 with Malcom Hill Sydney: 1974 with Frank Atkins Ghent: 1976, 1979, 1982 with Don Allan, 1986 with Tony Doyle, 1987, 1994 with Etienne De Wilde, 1990 with Roland Günther Münster: 1977, 1980 with Don Allan, 1988 with Tony Doyle Rotterdam: 1977, 1978, 1985 with René Pijnen, 1981 with Don Allan, 1986 with Francesco Moser, 1987 with Pierangelo Bincoletto, 1988 with Tony Doyle Antwerp: 1978 with Freddy Maertens, 1987 with Etienne De Wilde London: 1978, 1980 with Don Allan Copenhagen: 1978 with Don Allan, 1986, 1987 with Tony Doyle, 1989, 1992 with Urs Freuler, 1990, 1991 with Jens Veggerby, 1995 with Jimmi Madsen Herning: 1978, 1982 with Don Allan Bremen: 1979 with René Pijnen, 1987 with Dietrich Thurau, 1988 with Tony Doyle, 1990 with Roland Günther, 1994 with Andreas Kappes Maastricht: 1979 with Don Allan, 1984 with René Pijnen, 1985, 1987 with Tony Doyle Hannover: 1980 with Don Allan Cologne: 1980 with René Pijnen, 1985 with Dietrich Thurau, 1989 with Tony Doyle Munich: 1980, 1981 with Don Allan, 1986 with Dietrich Thurau, 1988, 1990 with Tony Doyle Grenoble: 1980 with Bernard Thévenet, 1989 with Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle Dortmund: 1982 with Henry Rinklin, 1983, 1986, 1988 with Tony Doyle, 1987 with Roman Hermann, 1991, 1995 with Rolf Aldag Berlin: 1983, 1986, 1988 with Tony Doyle, 1984 with Horst Schütz, 1985 with Hans-Henrik Ørsted Bassano del Grappa: 1986 with Roberto Amadio and Francesco Moser, 1988 with Francesco Moser, 1989 with Adriano Baffi Launceston: 1986 with Tony Doyle Paris: 1986 with Bernard Vallet, 1988 with Tony Doyle Stuttgart: 1989 with Uwe Bolten, 1992 with Pierangelo Bincoletto, 1995 with Etienne De Wilde Buenos Aires: 1993 with Marcelo Alexandre Nouméa: 2000 with Graeme Brown Omnium 1978, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988 Derny 1985, 1986, 1990 Motor-paced 1988 Madison 1979 with Don Allan, 1988 with Tony Doyle Clark received a Medal of the Order of Australia in 1986 and was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1987.

He received an Australian Sports Medal and a Centenary Medal in 2001. Danny Clark at Cycling Archives Cycling Article at the Wayback Machine

Bardsdale, California

Bardsdale is a rural unincorporated community and populated place in Ventura County, California. It is located in the orange blossom and agricultural belt of the Santa Clara River Valley, south of the Santa Clara River and on the north slope of South Mountain; the closest town is Fillmore, on the north side of the Santa Clara about 3 miles from Bardsdale. Santa Paula is about 7 miles west. Moorpark is about 6 miles south over the serpentine mountain road known as Grimes Canyon; the Bardsdale area has long been a center of citrus ranching, having a large number of verdant orange orchards with home sites interspersed among them. The citrus of Sunkist growers in Bardsdale is sold around the world. Among its lemons and other crops, there are avocado orchards west of Bardsdale toward Santa Paula. Bardsdale slopes from South Mountain to the river and has a sweeping, panoramic view of the Santa Clara River Valley, dominated by the peaks of the Sespe and San Cayetano Mountains; the community is home to the Bardsdale United Methodist Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Bardsdale Cemetery serves the community as well as Fillmore. The Elkins Ranch Golf Course is on the east edge of Bardsdale; the area is serviced by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department and the Ventura County Fire Department. Bardsdale was established in 1887 by real estate developer Royce G. Surdam on 1,500 acres of the old Rancho Sespe grant that he purchased from his business associate Thomas R. Bard, in whose honor he named the town. Surdam subdivided Bardsdale into 10-acre blocks, he laid out the town with such street names as San Cayetano, Sespe, Santa Paula, Owen and Simi Streets, running from north to south, including Chambersburg Street, named for Thomas Bard's hometown of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The others, from west to east, were named as avenues, such as Riverside, Bardsdale, Los Angeles and California Avenues. At about the same time that the town was laid out by Surdam, the Southern Pacific Railroad ran tracks through the valley, between Newhall and Ventura, on the north side of the Santa Clara River.

They built a station about 5 miles away from Bardsdale and named it Fillmore Station in honor of the company's general superintendent, Jerome A. Fillmore. On March 22, 1887, Surdam began running $4.00 round trip tri-weekly train excursions from Los Angeles to Fillmore Station, to see Bardsdale "the Eden of Southern California!," which he advertised in the Los Angeles Times. The U. S. Post Office Department established Bardsdale Post Office on May 18, 1887, Surdam was appointed the first postmaster; the post office was located on Chambersberg Street. A small community began taking the name Fillmore, it had no post office and the mail was delivered from Bardsdale. Surdam would ride over the Santa Clara River on horseback and pick up the mail bag at the station return to the post office in Bardsdale. After sorting, he would ride back over the river and deliver the mail to the few residents at Fillmore; the Bardsdale Cemetery was established soon. There were no citrus orchards around the center of Bardsdale at that time.

Residents raised. Among the various crops were barley and potatoes. A large German colony moved to Bardsdale from the Midwest, their small church was used as the first school. The first meeting of the Bardsdale School Board was held on May 8, 1888. Two of the members, J. C. Wilson and B. Broderson, were appointed by the Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, while Brice Grimes was a member by virtue of the statute law, their first duty was to call an election. The election was held in Robertson's Store in Bardsdale, eight votes were cast. Henry Klages and B. T. Chadsey were elected to the Board. On May 22, 1888, the Board hired Miss Nettie Hamilton to teach for three weeks; the following August, Miss Jessie Fuller was hired to teach for four months at a salary of $65 a month. Bardsdale was still without a schoolhouse. A lot was donated for one on the east side of Ventura Street, between Pasadena and Bardsdale Avenues, but there were no funds to build it. On October 20, 1888, 11 votes were cast for the purpose of building and furnishing a schoolhouse for $1,722.

The school term was divided into two parts. Fuller's term ended on December 14 and, on February 11, 1889, Miss Lillian Gibbons began the second term at $60 a month. In the meantime, O. J. Goodenough was awarded the "contract to build the Bardsdale Schoolhouse according to the plans and specifications, all complete, he to furnish all material and do or cause to be done all work in a good and workman like manner for $1,397, excepting outhouses." An article about Bardsdale in the Los Angeles Times of May 22, 1889, reads: "This is a thriving settlement in the heart of the beautiful Santa Clara Valley, 52 miles from Los Angeles and 26 miles from San Buenaventura. It is two years old, has one church and parsonage, one store, post office, two blacksmith shops, one hotel, 13 residences, public schoolhouse under construction, ditch five miles long, being enlarged to six feet on bottom, eight feet on top, three feet deep, with a capacity of 2000 inches of water. Nearly the entire tract of 3200 acres is under a high state of cultivation.

There is this year 200 acres of potatoes, 300 acres of corn, the balance in barley, all of which promises an abundant harvest. The writer has been a resident for two years, finds it the healthiest place in Southern California. Sunshine." On June 8, 1889, the new scho

Luis Barragán

Luis Ramiro Barragán Morfín was a Mexican architect and engineer. His work has influenced contemporary architects conceptually. Barragán's buildings are visited by international students and professors of architecture, he studied as an engineer in his home town, while undertaking the entirety of additional coursework to obtain the title of architect. Barragán won the Pritzker Prize, the highest award in architecture, in 1980, his personal home, the Luis Barragán House and Studio, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. Barragán was born in Guadalajara in Mexico. Educated as an engineer, he graduated from the Escuela Libre de Ingenieros in Guadalajara in 1923. After graduation, he traveled through France. While in France he became aware of the writings of Ferdinand Bac, a German-French writer and artist who Barragán cited throughout his life. In 1931, he again traveled to France with a long stop-over in New York. In this trip he met Mexican mural painter José Clemente Orozco, architectural magazine editors, Frederick Kiesler.

In France he met Le Corbusier and visited the gardens realized by Ferdinand Bac. He practiced architecture in Guadalajara from 1927–1936, in Mexico City thereafter, his Guadalajara work includes over a dozen private homes in the Colonia Americana area of what is today near downtown Guadalajara. These homes, within walking distance of each other, include Barragán's earliest residential projects. One of his first buildings, Casa Cristo, houses the state's Architects' Guild. In 1945 he started planning the residential development of Mexico City. In 1947 he built his own house and studio in Tacubaya and in 1955 he rebuilt the Convento de las Capuchinas Sacramentarias in Tlalpan, Mexico City, the plan for Jardines del Bosque in Guadalajara. In 1957 he planned Torres de Satélite and an exclusive residential area, Las Arboledas, a few kilometers away from Ciudad Satélite. In 1964 he designed, alongside architect Juan Sordo Madaleno, the Lomas Verdes residential area near the Satélite area, in the municipality of Naucalpan, Estado de México.

In 1967 he created one of his best-known works, the San Cristóbal Estates equestrian development in Mexico City. Barragán became influenced by European modernism; the buildings he produced in the years after his return to Mexico show the typical clean lines of the Modernist movement. Nonetheless, according to Andrés Casillas, he became convinced that the house should not be "a machine for living." Opposed to functionalism, Barragán strove for an "emotional architecture" claiming that "any work of architecture which does not express serenity is a mistake." Barragán used raw materials such as wood. He combined them with an original and dramatic use of light, both artificial. Barragán worked for years with little acknowledgement or praise until 1975 when he was honored with a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In 1980, he became the second winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, his house and studio, built in 1948 in Mexico City, were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004.

The work of Luis Barragán is quoted in reference to minimalist architecture. John Pawson, in his book Minimum, includes images from some of Barragán's projects. Most architects who do minimalistic architecture do not use color, but the ideas of forms and spaces which Barragán pioneered are still there. There have been several essays written by the Pritzker Prize recipient Alvaro Siza in prefaces to books that make reference to the ideas of Barragán. Louis Kahn informally consulted Barragán on the space between the buildings of the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. According to the documents, Kahn's original idea was to place a garden between the buildings; this area designed with Barragán's advice in mind, is arguably the most impressive aspect of the building complex. He was a recognized consultor by many Mexican and International architects on landscape design, as he had a particular ability to envision the outdoor spaces and their relation to their interior paradigms and the natural context characteristics.

Barragán's influence can be seen in the work of many of Mexico's contemporary architects in Ricardo Legorreta's projects. One of the projects, where Barragán's concepts and colors inspired Legorreta, is the Hotel Camino Real in Polanco, Mexico City; this project reflects the importance of the native culture and its intersection with an elegant modern design. Barragán died at the age of eighty-six in Mexico City. In his will, he designated three people to manage his legacy: Ignacio Díaz Morales, Óscar González González, Raúl Ferrera. Ignacio Díaz Morales, a friend and fellow architect, was bequeathed Barragán's library, he was tasked with choosing an institution suitable for receiving the book collection. Óscar Ignacio González, a childhood friend, received Barragán's personal objects. Raúl Ferrera, his business partner, received the copyright to the work. Díaz Morales established the Fundación de Arquitectura Tapatía, a private foundation managed by the Casa Barragán, in co-ownership with the Government of the State of Jalisco.

The house is now a museum which celebrates Barragán and serves as a conduit between scholars and architects interested in visiting other Barragán bu


ASMALLWORLD, founded in 2004 as one of the first social networks, is the leading invitation-only Travel and Lifestyle community. The company operates a paid-subscription model and members pay a yearly fee starting at CHF 100 per year and up to CHF 26'000 for the top tier membership. Members get access to an advertising curated community of global citizens around the world; the company organizes over 1'000 events per year, ranging from after work gatherings, art gallery openings to its famous Gstaad Winter Weekend. To join, one must receive an invitation from an existing member, or an invitation from the governing board after filing an application to be considered for membership. In March 2004, Wachtmeister and his wife Louise Wachtmeister founded the social networking website ASmallWorld as an exclusive social networking site for a worldwide community of people connected by three degrees of separation, it launched around the same time as MySpace and Facebook, two years before Facebook was made available to non-college students.

It was dubbed "MySpace for millionaires" by the Wall Street Journal. To maintain its desired exclusivity, ASmallWorld, while free, was invitation-only, open only to those invited by an existing member. Whereas Facebook soon opened its membership to everyone, A Small World remained exclusive. Wachtmeister, over the course of his travels, identified an existing niche community of people with similar lifestyles and tastes, he wanted to provide them with a platform to share information. In May 2006, Harvey Weinstein's The Weinstein Company acquired the majority share, joining a team of investors that included former AOL Time Warner COO Robert W. Pittman, film director Renny Harlin, entrepreneur Alexander Von Furstenberg. At the time, A Small World had 130,000 members. Harvey Weinstein said his company planned to expand the site's membership and bring in additional advertisers, it was the Weinstein Company's first investment in an Internet company. After launching online advertising in 2006, the website had 100 partners.

Advertisers included Jaguar, Diane von Furstenberg, Mercedes-Benz and Moet & Chandon. In 2009, Swiss entrepreneur and investor Patrick Liotard-Vogt purchased the controlling stake in ASMALLWORLD and became its Chairman. At that time, membership was in excess of 500,000 members and growing, when Sabine Heller became its CEO. In February 2013, ASmallWorld announced that as of March 1, 2013, it would not be accepting new members, citing an initiative to ensure the integrity of the community; the company mapped a new strategy with more perks for its members. After shutting down, ASW relaunched in May 2013 with a membership model to allow an advertising-free experience for its members. Today, ASmallWorld is marketing itself as the leading private international lifestyle club, whose members are internationally minded people committed to opening their lives to each other, sharing extraordinary experiences and ensuring that fellow members can live like locals wherever they go. Membership requires an invitation from an existing member or a membership application approved by an international committee of trustees.

ASMALLWORLD is active in about 150 cities around the world and offers more than 1,000 events annually In order to join ASMALLWORLD, one must get an invitation from an existing member or apply for membership. Following memberships tiers are available: Access, for CHF 100: the basic membership granting access to the community Prestige, for CHF 5'980: for the travel savvy members, comes with 250'000 Miles & More or Etihad miles and various elite status from hotel and rent a car partners Signature, for CHF 25'900: comes with 1m Etihad Airways miles and various elite status from travel partners ASmallWorld is part communication platform, part service platform, for "a private international community of culturally influential people, connected by three degrees." The website is tailored to offline meetups between members. The site shares some features with other social network services, such as user profiles, an online calendar and private messaging; the site offers over 100 "city guides" written by its members detailing and rating restaurants and clubs.

To facilitate meetups, ASW’s site has a “Geolocator” tool, which allows users to post travel plans as well as browse and comment on the travel plans of other members. Members can view upcoming ASW-hosted events in different cities; the site allows members to buy and sell items, find potential employees and business partners, find investors or ventures to invest in, rent property, find flatmates. Using the site’s discussion boards, members can exchange advice on travel and business, or engage in conversation. In 2015, ASmallWorld launched apps for its members for Android. ASmallWorld hosts about 100 events per year worldwide for members to get together, ranging from after work get togethers to gallery openings and weekends centered around experiences; the Member Privileges Programme includes benefits from luxury spas, to discounted stays in luxury hotels, including some of those in The Leading Hotels of the World group. Each year over 200 members attend the Winter Weekend in Gstaad, where members can join in wine tastings, fondue parties, a dinner event.

In 2011, members donated €40,000 to a sex trafficking prevention charity run by Somaly Mam. At the 2012 Winter Weekend in Gstaad, members raised $95,000 for the Alzheimer's Society. Carey Mulligan, an Ambassador for the Society's Alzheimer’s Society, was present; the company offers invitations to events hosted by its partners. For example, users might preview new collections from fashion designers. Members have access to a

Sins of the Parents

Sins of the Parents is a 1914 silent film written and directed by Ivan Abramson, starring Sara Adler, a prominent Yiddish theatre actress in her first of two movie appearances. As was typical of Abramson's potboilers, Sins of the Parents involves complicated and contrived plot twists arising out of family relations of the primary characters. Laura Henderson is an orphan, raised by her aunt Mary Sherman. Sherman runs a boarding house, boarder Angelo Angelini is the apple of Laura's eye, they are engaged to be married, but Angelo claims he must leave for a concert tour—but in truth he returns to his wife and child in Italy, crushing Laura. Laura gives birth an illegitimate child, but is forced to abandon her and moves to New York, where she falls under the care of Reverend Henry Bradley. Bradley and Laura marry, Laura keeps the existence of Ruth a secret from Bradley. Shifting 19 years Bradley and Laura now have a daughter, about to become engaged to the well-to-do Walter Jordan. Meanwhile, now 20 years old, who had believed Mary was her mother, finds out that her real mother is Laura and departs for New York to find her.

Meanwhile, Angelo is now living in New York under the name Angell with his son Tony, a general ne'er do well. Tony befriends Ruth under false pretenses, plans to sell her into white slavery in New Orleans. Ruth tries to escape him, in the ensuing struggle Tony is shot dead just as Angelo enters the room. Ruth is arrested, meets Chaplain Bradley in prison, where she divulges her story. Mary Sherman visits Ruth in prison, tells all to Laura. Laura breaks down when she learns that her first child is in prison, just while she had been celebrating Aline's engagement to Walter; this causes Aline out of learning of her mother's disgrace, to break off her engagement and commit suicide. Moving to Ruth's murder trial, Angelo is about to testify as a witness to his son's murder just as Laura bursts into the courtroom and recognizes Angelo. Learning that his own daughter killed his son, Angelo refuses to speak. Laura is removed from the courtroom in hysterics; the jury subsequently finds she is freed. Bradley brings Ruth to their home, but Laura feels unworthy of his love and plans to leave with Ruth.

Bradley insists that Laura stay. Bradley's employer refuses his resignation due to his noble acts, Laura begs forgiveness. Sara Adler as Laura Henderson Paul Doucet John W. Dillon Ralf Henderson Mabel Wright Louise Corbin The Sins of the Parents was the first film produced by Ivan Abramson, for his newly created Ivan Film Productions; the storyline is based on a Yiddish play titled God's Punishment, by Zalmon Libin. Lead actress Sara Adler was a star of the Yiddish theatre and the wife of Jacob Adler, who Abramson had managed; the film is one of only two movies. The film opened to large crowds at the Grand Theatre in New York City, with Adler in attendance on opening night. Sins of the Parents on IMDb Sins of the Parents at American Film Institute

Merry Alpern

Merry Alpern is an American photographer whose work has been shown in museums and exhibitions around the country including the Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Modern Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Her most notable work is her 1993-94 series Dirty Windows, a controversial project in which she took photos of an illegal sex club through a bathroom window in Manhattan near Wall Street. In 1994, the National Endowment for the Arts rejected recommended photography fellowships to Alpern, as well as Barbara DeGenevieve and Andres Serrano. Merry Alpern became one of many artists assaulted by congressional conservatives trying to defund the National Endowment for the Arts because of this series; as a result, museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco rushed to exhibit the series. She produced and exhibited another series called Shopping which included images from hidden video cameras, taken in department stores and fitting rooms between 1997-99.

Alpern was a sociology major when she dropped out of Grinnell College in 1977. She worked as a printer in a commercial lab, she worked for Rolling Stone magazine and as an editorial freelancer. A 1995 feature on her Dirty Windows project in American Photo magazine lists Time Warner, Barron's, Investment Advisor among her commercial clients. In April 1995 she signed with Bonni Benrubi Gallery, "more than 200 of her prints...sold at prices ranging from $500 to $2,500," despite the controversy arising from the NEA's advisory council rescinding the grant its peer panel awarded her. Alpern discovered an illegal sex club through the window of a friend's Wall Street loft in 1993, she spent "several nights a week for nine months" photographing her view of the club using a telephoto lens. The club was shut down, but while it was open, "nothing was done to create a semblance of privacy," allowing Alpern to create a large number of images. Alpern submitted prints to the NEA and was awarded a grant by a peer panel, subsequently rescinded by the NEA's advisory council.

Upon the exhibition of Dirty Windows at Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York Times critic Charles Hagen called the images "nowhere near as explicit as, any number of magazines on your corner newsstand," and questioned both the cancellation and the awarding of the NEA grant, given how "repetitive" the images were. A. J. and Jim Bob, 1987-88. Dirty Windows, 1993-94. Shopping, 1999. Merry Alpern, Museum of Modern Art. Merry Alpern's Hidden Camera, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, 2011. Public, Secret Exhibition. Artist Merry Alpern and Associate Curator Pauline Vermare discuss Alpern's series Dirty Windows, included in Public, Secret—on view at the ICP Museum from June 23, 2016 to January 8, 2017