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Duke Jordan

Irving Sidney "Duke" Jordan was an American jazz pianist. Jordan was raised in Brooklyn where he attended Boys High School. An imaginative and gifted pianist, Jordan was a regular member of Charlie Parker's quintet during 1947–48, which featured Miles Davis, he participated in Parker's Dial sessions in late 1947 that produced "Dewey Square", "Bongo Bop", "Bird of Paradise", the ballad "Embraceable You". These performances are featured on Charlie Parker on Dial. Jordan had a long solo career from the mid-1950s onwards, although for a period in the mid-1960s he drove a taxi in New York. After periods accompanying Sonny Stitt and Stan Getz, he recorded in the trio format, his most notable composition, "Jordu", became a jazz standard when trumpeter Clifford Brown adopted it into his repertoire. Beginning in 1978 he lived in Copenhagen, having recorded an extensive sequence of albums for the SteepleChase label, he was reported not to have changed his style over the course of his career. Some of his best live recordings are available on SteepleChase, or Marshmallow Records, a Japanese label.

From 1952 to 1962 he was married to the jazz singer Sheila Jordan. Their union produced Tracey J. Jordan, he died in Copenhagen. Source: With Gene Ammons Blues Up and Down, Vol. 1 The Happy Blues All Star Sessions With Ernestine Anderson It's Time for Ernestine With Chet Baker No Problem With Paul Bascomb Bad Bascomb With Eddie Bert Eddie Bert Eddie Bert Quintet With Art Blakey Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 With Tina Brooks True Blue With Kenny Burrell Blue Lights Two volumes, Swingin' With Joe Carroll Joe Carroll With Teddy Edwards The Inimitable Teddy Edwards With Rolf Ericson Rolf Ericson and his American All Stars With Art Farmer Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce With Stan Getz Duke Ellington 25th Anniversary Concert Getz Age Hooray for Stan Getz Move! Sweetie Pie The Complete Roost Recordings Stan Getz Plays Stan Getz Quartet Live at Carnegie Hall Live at the Hi-Hat 1953, Vol. 1 Live at the Hi-Hat 1953, Vol. 2 That Top Tenor Technician Stan Getz With Gigi Gryce Doin' the Gigi With Coleman Hawkins Coleman Hawkins and his Orchestra With Joe Holiday Holiday for Jazz With Howard McGhee The Return of Howard McGhee With Charles McPherson Beautiful!

With Barry Miles Miles of Genius With Sam Most Mostly Flute With Charlie Parker Complete Charlie Parker on Dial, Charlie Parker on Dial With Cecil Payne Patterns of Jazz Bird Gets The Worm Shaw'Nuff The Connection Cecil Payne Performing Charlie Parker Music Cecil Payne Quartet and Quintet With Oscar Pettiford Oscar Pettiford With Doug Raney Introducing Doug Raney With Dizzy Reece Comin' On! With Louis Smith Here Comes Louis Smith With Sonny Stitt Stitt's Bits Sonny Stitt & the Top Brass The Champ With Clark Terry Live at the Wichita Jazz Festival With Doug Watkins Watkins at Large With Julius Watkins Julius Watkins Sextet With Barney Wilen Barney Un Temoin dans la Ville With Teddy Williams Touch of the Blues c/w Dumb Woman Blues With The Birdlanders The Birdlanders, Vol. 1 The Birdlanders, Vol. 2 The Birdlanders, Vol. 3 Various Various Artists Birds Night: A Night at the Five Spot Savoy Various Artists International Jam Sessions Various Artists Lestorian Mode Various Artists The Piano Players Various Artists Birdology vols.


1995 Australian Touring Car Championship

The 1995 Australian Touring Car Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing title for 5.0 Litre Touring Cars complying with Group 3A regulations. The championship, the 36th Australian Touring Car Championship, was contested over a ten rounds between February and August 1995; the series was won by John Bowe driving a Dick Johnson Racing Ford EF Falcon. Channel 7's 1995 coverage was led by Mike Raymond for the final time before his retirement from full-time broadcasting and he was once again joined by Allan Moffat and Mark Oastler in the broadcast booth with Andy Raymond in pit-lane; the broadcast was again on same-day delay due to the network's coverage of the AFL across the nation. The Ford EF Falcon and Holden VR Commodore were both homologated for competition; the changes were cosmetic, allowing teams to reskin their existing EB Falcons and VP Commodores. With no material gain in performance expected, many of the privateer teams elected to retain their cars in EB and VP trim.

In January 1995 Dunlop, who supplied tyres to Dick Johnson Racing, Perkins Engineering and Wayne Gardner Racing as well as all of the privateer teams, had their factory in Kobe destroyed in the Great Hanshin earthquake. While production was shifted to England, teams had to ration their tyre stocks. To help the situation, Bridgestone relaxed its policy of only supplying contracted teams, providing tyres to James Rosenberg Racing and Romano Racing at the final round. Defending champion Mark Skaife missed the opening round of the championship after sustaining injuries in a testing accident at Eastern Creek that destroyed a Gibson Motorsport VR Commodore. MovementsGreg Crick, having severed his relationship with Pinnacle Motorsport, purchased Larry Perkins' 1994 VP Commodore, he would only contest the first two rounds selling the car to M3 Motorsport Daily Planet Racing switched manufacturers, selling its VP Commodore and purchasing a Dick Johnson Racing EB FalconArrivals / returneesAlcair Racing entered the series with David Attard driving Paul Morris' 1994 VP Commodore, contesting all rounds James Rosenberg Racing entered the series with Mark Poole driving the 1993 Bathurst 1000 winning VP Commodore purchased from Daily Planet Racing Larkham Motor Sport entered the series with Mark Larkham debuting an EF Falcon at round 3 Longhurst Racing entered the series after the shareholders in LoGaMo Racing decided to go in separate directions.

Frank Gardner and Terry Morris wanted to compete in the Australian Super Touring Championship as the factory BMW team while Tony Longhurst wanted to remain in the V8 series. As a result and Morris bought out Longhurst's share in Logamo, with Longhurst forming a new team to race an EF Falcon. Phil Ward Racing competed in a few rounds with an ex Advantage Racing VP Commodore, Phil Ward returning to the championship having last competed in 1990 Pinnacle Motorsport signed Allan Grice for what was supposed to be his first full season since 1987, however after the team missed a couple of rounds, the arrangement had been terminated by the last round where Grice drove a third Glenn Seton Racing entry Romano Racing entered the series with Paul Romano driving Tony Longhurst's 1994 VP Commodore, contesting all roundsDeparturesLoGaMo Racing withdrew from the series to concentrate on the Australian Super Touring Championship, thus Paul Morris did not compete 1994 Privateer's Champion Bob Jones did not defend his crown after major sponsor Ampol withdrewThe following drivers and teams competed in the 1995 Australian Touring Car Championship: The championship was contested over a ten-round series.

Each round featured a "Peter Jackson Dash", a short sprint race, restricted to the top ten cars from qualifying, two main races which were open to all competitors. Unlike previous seasons, the dash did not set the grid order for the main races; the Amaroo Park round was replaced by a round at Mount Panorama which held an ATCC round for the first time since 1972. Championship points were awarded on a 3-2-1 basis for the first three places in the Peter Jackson Dash at each round. One bonus championship point was awarded for each position gained & held by a driver during the Peter Jackson Dash at each round. Championship points were awarded on a 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 basis for the first ten places in each of the two main races at each round. Rounds were won by Glenn Seton, Larry Perkins and Mark Skaife. Going into the final round Bowe and Peter Brock were in contention with Bowe prevailing. Note: Race 1 at the Phillip Island round was stopped before full race distance due to multiple accidents brought about by heavy rain, only half points were awarded.

The Motorsport News / Dunlop Privateers Cup was won by David Attard. 1995 Australian Touring Car season Official V8 Supercar site

Horseshoe Bridge

The Horseshoe Bridge in Perth, Western Australia, connects the Perth CBD to Northbridge, carrying William Street over the Fremantle railway line. It was constructed in 1904, with the horseshoe shape designed to fit the approach ramps into a constricted site; the bridge was closed from the end of 2009 to early 2010 to enable conversion to two-way traffic flow. The Horseshoe Bridge is a classically inspired brick and stucco traffic bridge located in the central business district of Perth, Western Australia; the bridge connects the Perth CBD to Northbridge by allowing traffic to continue along William Street and pass over the railway lines, to the west of Perth railway station. The bridge's name is derived from its shape: a horseshoe; this design was an innovative solution to the problem of bridging a railway within tight urban constraints. The bridge is a handsome structure of its period and a sophisticated piece of urban design; the main structural elements of the bridge are of steel, it is supported by a series of semi-circular arches with rendered decorative treatment.

Many of the arches on the Wellington Street elevation have been enclosed with glass, which in the past created shop fronts to retail spaces behind. The balustrades are rendered concrete and sculptures of swans decorate the end piers; these were designed for the bridge project. It is well integrated within its context and its value goes beyond mere transport; the winding form adds vitality to the Perth railway station precinct and the architecture contributes to the streetscape of Wellington Street. The bridge has four traffic lanes, which, in 1986, carried 18,000 vehicles per day into the city; the western footpath of the bridge has an entry point to Yagan Square. The eastern footpath gave direct access to the train station, removed when it became a gated station; the bridge was constructed in 1904 to reduce train-induced traffic congestion in William Street. During the last decade of the 19th century, WA's Engineer-in-Chief, C. Y. O'Connor, had overseen the construction of Perth's suburban railway system, which radiated out from a central railway station in Wellington Street in the city.

As the line cut the city off from its northern suburbs, a number of bridges and level crossings had to be built to connect the two areas. A bridge over the railway was constructed between Barrack and Beaufort Streets in 1894, as well as two pedestrian crossings, however by the mid 1890s there were seven lines and the William Street crossing was closed for most of the day as railway traffic continued to increase. In a site with no land for approaches, the shape of the proposed William Street bridge was chosen as the only viable option for achieving the necessary gradients for horsedrawn vehicles, it was unpopular in some circles because it replaced the two pedestrian overpasses and the shape of the new bridge meant that pedestrians had to walk a great deal further to pass over the railway lines. Overall however, traffic increased with a favourable impact on the commercial development of William Street. Traffic could now pass between the northern and southern parts of the city independently of railway traffic and without the delays at the William Street crossing.

The bridge is one of the oldest surviving bridges in central Perth. Structurally it has been modified to accommodate heavier vehicles, but the work has been undertaken in a manner that preserves the authenticity of the original design; the bridge enjoys heritage recognition, including listings on the Heritage Council’s State Register of Heritage Places, the Register of the National Estate, City of Perth’s Municipal Inventory and the National Trust. The bridge was closed on 30 November 2009 for conversion to two-way traffic, it was expected to remain closed for four months. The bridge was reopened with two-way traffic on 26 June 2010, just under three months than planned. Barrack Street Bridge Google Maps Satellite image of Horseshoe Bridge from Google Maps Wellington Street, Western Australia, 1936. W. E. Fretwell Collection


Charummoodu is a major junction and town in Mavelikkara taluk of the Alappuzha district, of Kerala state in India. The famous Vetticode Nagaraja Temple is located at a distance of 4 kilometers from Charummoodu Town. Padanilam Parabrahma Temple, famous for its Sivarathri festival, is about 5 kilometers from Charummood town; the junction between Kayamkulam - Punalur Road and Kollam - Theni National Highway 183 is at Charummoodu. 1. Chunakkara Ramankutty, Notable lyricist, he penned songs for many hit songs in Malayalam like devatharoo poothu, sindoora thilakavumayi, worked for many movies like odaruth ammava alariyam, kandu kandarinju, mutharam kunnu po, irupatham noottandu, doore doore koodu kottam, kottayam kunjachan etc 2. O. Madhavan, Playwright& Director. Social activist. Notable Drama - Doctor, his son Mukesh is a popular film actor. 3. Noornad Ramachandran. Film Director National Award Winner for the film Achan Pattalam. Directed a number of Documentaries. 4. V. Muraleedharan Nair. National Award Winner for Best Teacher.

Former Head Master VVHS Thamarakkulam. 5. T. R. Tharayil Poet & Novelist. Notable work. Nidarshanam, a Romantic novel, he wrote many poems in Janathinu weekly and associated with Communist Movement. 6. B. Aburaj- Poet & Journalist. Director, State Institute of Educational Technology and Advisory Board Member CIET-NCERT. Winner Kerala University Youth Festival twice. Former Vice Chairman Kerala University Union and Asst. Pvt. Secretary to Home Minister Kerala. Worked as Sub Editor Deshabhimani Daily, Editor The Commercial Magazine -Muscat and Asst. Manager Mangalam Daily. Notable work- Adhikaravum Adhyayanavum 7. J. Shailaja. Dramatist& Cultural Activist. Alumni National School of Drama New Delhi. Notable work -Thathri. Address Vaikhari, Chunakkara. Vice President Chunakkara Sreekumar Foundation and Chairperson Vaikhari Collective. Presently State General Secretary of Natak. 8. Artist Chunakkara K. R. Rajan has won numerous prestigious awards during the past decades. In 1980, he was awarded the International Book Project Award for painting from the United States.

In 1993, he won the prestigious National Award for Handicrafts from the National Handicraft Development Corporation. In 1995, he got the Kerala Lalithakala Academy Gold Medal in painting. In 1996, he was bestowed with the Silpakalanidhi award instituted by the Maharaja of Travancore. In the same year, the Gramasree award was another laurel, he was felicitated with a prestigious award by the Indian Cultural Museum, London for his exemplarity painting Vilaveduppu. Apart from the various awards and felicitations, numerous articles proclaiming the artistic gifts of K. R. Rajan have appeared in the international media. However, the unassuming artist continues his saga modestly and uncaring of his international reputation It is located 12 km from Kayamkulam town, it is a main junction on the intersection of SH-5 and National Highway 183, connecting Kollam and Theni.. Charummoodu is located at the border of the Thamarakkulam and Chunakkara Panchayaths and the second largest town in the Mavelikkara Taluk.

There is a proposal to form Charummoodu Panchayath by joining parts of Chunakkara and Thamarakkulam panchayaths

Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute

The Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute was the educational program supported by Nonstop Antioch, a movement organized by alumni and former students and faculty of Antioch College to keep Antioch College alive and operating in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Nonstop was supported for one year by the Antioch College Alumni Association through the College Revival Fund. Organized in 2007 shortly after Antioch University announced the closure of the original college and campus, the effort was first known as "Antioch-College-in-Exile" but changed its name after the university threatened a lawsuit over use of the Antioch name or other identifiers; the Nonstop effort was not affiliated with the Antioch University system. It was a radical experiment in education, described in the Nonstop curriculum written in summer 2008 as reimagining "education for the twenty-first century as progressive liberal arts for life," and further "Significant aspects of our educational curriculum are inspired by the interests and needs of the immediate community and its environment.

Indeed, the curriculum of the Institute is distinctive in its unprecedented level of integration into, collaboration with, the surrounding community." Nonstop was founded as a college without a campus, inhabiting churches, coffee shops and homes around the village of Yellow Springs. And served local residents as well as traditionally aged students; the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute Facebook Group includes this description: "The Nonstop curriculum adheres to the principles of excellence and rigor while exploring new educational frontiers. In addition to the rigorous curriculum,'Nonstop Presents' will energize the Miami Valley region by offering a series of lectures, cultural events, festivals throughout the year!" On July 18, 2008, the Trustees of Antioch University reached a preliminary agreement with the Antioch College Alumni Association. The preliminary agreement created a framework to "address issues including determining the future real estate of Antioch College, how the name associated with Antioch College and Antioch University will be protected and reserved by either or both parties."

The refocus on reopening Antioch College, whose first students arrived in the fall of 2011, ended funding of Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute. Official website College Revival Fund Antioch College Alumni Association Antioch College Action Network

Mount Si

Mount Si is a mountain in the U. S. state of Washington. It lies on the western margin of the Cascade Range just above the coastal plains around Puget Sound, towers over the nearby town of North Bend. Mount Si and neighboring mountain Little Si were named after local homesteader Josiah "Uncle Si" Merritt, it was made famous in the show Twin Peaks, filmed in North Bend. Only about a 45-minute drive from Seattle, the mountain is a favorite outdoor destination for residents of Puget Sound. Between 80,000 and 100,000 hikers visit the mountain annually; the land is owned by the state of Washington and has been designated a Natural Resources Conservation Area. The four-mile long Mount Si trail climbs a total of 3,500 feet reach to the summit ridge; the summit of Mount Si can be reached by an exposed scramble, class 3, up the north side of the summit block, known as the "Haystack". Mount Si is a remnant of an oceanic plate volcano and the rocks are metamorphosed. Mount Si figures prominently in a Prometheus story from the Snoqualmie tribe.

According to the story it is the dead body of the moon. Snoqualm had ordered that a rope of cedar bark be stretched between the sky, but Fox and Blue Jay stole the sun from Snoqualm. Snoqualm chased them down the cedar rope. Fox let the sun free in the sky and gave fire to the people. A face like Snoqualm's is visible on the rocks near the summit. "Mount Si Web Site". "Mount Si NRCA and Upper Snoqualmie Valley". Washington State Department of Natural Resources. "Mount Si Brochure". Washington State Department of Public Resources. Archived from the original on 2007-07-15. Retrieved 2010-03-13. View of Mount Si from I-90 on Google Street View