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Herbert Bayer

Herbert Bayer was an Austrian and American graphic designer, photographer, art director and interior designer, architect. He was instrumental in the development of the Atlantic Richfield Company's corporate art collection until his death in 1985. Bayer apprenticed under the artist Georg Schmidthammer in Linz. Leaving the workshop to study at the Darmstadt Artists' Colony, he became interested in Walter Gropius's Bauhaus manifesto. After Bayer had studied for four years at the Bauhaus under such teachers as Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and László Moholy-Nagy, Gropius appointed Bayer director of printing and advertising. In the spirit of reductive minimalism, Bayer developed a crisp visual style and adopted use of all-lowercase, sans serif typefaces for most Bauhaus publications. Bayer is one of several typographers of the period including Kurt Schwitters and Jan Tschichold who experimented with the creation of a simplified more phonetic-based alphabet. From 1925 to 1930 Bayer designed a geometric sans-serif Proposal for a Universal Typeface that existed only as a design and was never cast into real type.

These designs are now issued in digital form as Bayer Universal. The design inspired ITC Bauhaus and Architype Bayer, which bears comparison with the stylistically related typeface Architype Schwitters. In 1923 Bayer met the photographer Irene Bayer-Hecht at the first large Bauhaus exhibit in Weimar, they married in 1925, separated in 1928, had a daughter, Julia Alexandra, in 1929, divorced in 1944. In 1928, Bayer left the Bauhaus to become art director of Vogue magazine's Berlin office, he remained in Germany far than most other progressives. In 1936 he designed a brochure for the Deutschland Ausstellung, an exhibition for tourists in Berlin during the 1936 Olympic Games - the brochure celebrated life in the Third Reich, the authority of Hitler. However, in 1937, works of Bayer's were included in the Nazi propaganda exhibition "Degenerate Art", upon which he left Germany. Upon fleeing Germany, he traveled in Italy. In 1944 Bayer married the daughter of poet and Dada artist Mina Loy; the same year, he became a U.

S. citizen. In 1946 the Bayers relocated. Hired by industrialist and visionary Walter Paepcke, Bayer moved to Aspen, Colorado as Paepcke promoted skiing as a popular sport. Bayer's architectural work in the town included co-designing the Aspen Institute and restoring the Wheeler Opera House, but his production of promotional posters identified skiing with wit and glamour. In 1959, he designed a phonetic alphabet, for English, it was sans-serif and without capital letters. He had special symbols for the endings -ed, -ory, -ing, -ion, as well as the digraphs "ch", "sh", "ng". An underline indicated the doubling of a consonant in traditional orthography. While living in Aspen, Bayer had a chance meeting with the eccentric oilman and visionary ecologist, Robert O. Anderson; when Anderson saw the ultra-modern, Bauhaus-inspired home that Bayer had designed & built in Aspen, he walked up to the front door and introduced himself. It was the beginning of a lifelong friendship between the two men and instigated Anderson's insatiable passion for enthusiastically collecting contemporary art.

With Anderson's eventual formation of the Atlantic Richfield Company, as his personal art collection overflowed out of his New Mexico ranch and other homes, ARCO soon held the unique distinction of possessing the world's largest corporate art collection, under the critical eye and sharp direction of Bayer as ARCO's Art and Design Consultant. Overseeing acquisitions for ARCO Plaza, the newly built twin 51-story office towers in Los Angeles that served as the new company's corporate headquarters, Bayer was responsible for the ARCO logo and designing all corporate branding related to the company. Prior to the completion of ARCO Plaza, Anderson commissioned Bayer to design a monumental sculpture-fountain to be installed between the dark green granite towers. Titled "Stairway to Nowhere" Anderson laughed, but felt the Shareholders wouldn't see the irony. Under Bayer's direction, ARCO's art collection grew to nearly 30,000 works nationwide, managed by Atlantic Richfield Company Art Collection staff.

ARCO's collection was eclectic, consisted of an wide range of media & styles. Three years after ARCO was taken over by BP in 2000, that company's then-chairman, Lord Brown ordered ARCO's art collection liquidated, it was sold through LA Modern Auctions. Bayer made provisions to donate, after his death, a collection of his works, housed in ARCO's conference center in Santa Barbara to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the works have been loaned to the Denver Art Museum. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1979. Bayer's works appear in prominent public and private collections including the MIT List Visual Arts Center. Bayer designed the Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks, an environmental sculpture located in Kent, Washington. In 2019, the philanthropists and entrepreneurs Lynda and Stewart Resnick donated $10 million to the nonprofit Aspen Institute for a center dedicated to Bayer that will be located on the Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus, whi

Sireli Naqelevuki

Sireli Masibalavu Naqelevuki plays as a prop in rugby sevens but in traditional 15s he is a wing or centre. He made his rugby sevens debut in 2002 in Dubai Sevens, he weighs 118 kg. Contracted to the FRU, he played in seven of the eight IRB 7s tournaments when Fiji won the 2005–06 Series, his father, test rep Samu Naqelevuki, was a hard-hitting utility back who died in November 2002 only a few days after Sireli had been selected for the Fiji 7s team. He played for the Suva Highlanders in the Colonial Cup but after his performance in the rugby sevens Circuit, he was recruited by the Western Province Rugby Union and he played for them in the Currie Cup where he has played 29 games for them scoring 19 tries. After solid performances for the provincial team he got picked for the Stormers Super 14 franchise team. In 2007 he tested positive for cannabis after representing Fiji in the second leg of the International Rugby Board Sevens series in George late last year, his B Sample tested positive. He was banned from playing rugby for 3 months.

He returned after his three-month ban and got picked by the Fiji sevens team for the remainder of the 2006–07 IRB Sevens World Series. While playing for the Stormers in the 2009 Super 14 season, Naqelevuki scored 4 tries, but was criticised by rugby columnist Tank Lanning for being unfit. Naqelevuki was selected for the Western province 2009 Currie Cup team, he made a return to the Fiji sevens team when he was included in the George leg of the 2009–10 IRB Sevens World Series after injuries to 2 players and the Fiji coach, Iliesa Tanivula decided against getting replacement from Fiji as it would be expensive and with Naqelevuki's ability to play in the forwards as well as the backs, no other replacements were needed. In the 2010 Super 14 season, Sireli shared the right wing position with Gio Aplon since his left wing berth now belonged to Springboks winger, Bryan Habana, his performance in the first few weeks was average but he picked his game in Week 4 and was named the man of the match against the Hurricanes in Week 5.

Since he has been consistent and has become a valuable member of the team and after an injury to fullback Joe Pietersen forced the coach, Allister Coetzee to play Aplon at fullback thus allowing Naqelevuki to start most games on the right wing pairing Jaque Fourie as his outside centre partner. His changed of attitude has gone down well with local fans who were angry after his dismissal performance for Western Province in the Currie Cup cost them a place in the semi-finals. After he was unceremoniously dumped after his game against the Sharks, he wasn't selected for the remaining matches including the semi-final and the grand final, he returned to Fiji to take part in the 2010 IRB Pacific Nations Cup, he has had offers from European clubs. He was released from his contract with the Stormers and Western Province after the 2010 Super 14 season. In early September 2010, he flew out of Fiji to join his new club in the Guinness Premiership newcomers the Exeter Chiefs in England; the signing of Naqelevuki was confirmed by Exeter Chiefs on 20 September 2010.

In, 2 October, he made his Aviva Premiership debut against Northampton Saints List of sportspeople sanctioned for doping offences Exeter Chiefs Profile at the Wayback Machine Western Province – Bio at the Wayback Machine SA rugby profile

Tustumena Lake

Tustumena Lake is a lake on the west side of the Kenai Peninsula in southcentral Alaska, within Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and near the town of Kasilof. Access is only via the Kasilof River, there are no roads. At 73,437 acres Tustumena Lake is Alaska's eighth largest lake and the largest lake on the Kenai Peninsula. With a maximum depth of 950 feet, Tustumena Lake is exceptionally deep; the lake is 25 miles long and up to 6 miles wide and receives drainage from Tustumena Glacier, several creeks.| The outlet forms the headwaters of the Kasilof River. The lake and the area around it are known for game hunting, for the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race; this lake has a reputation for being dangerous to small boats due to the high winds that blow off of Tustumena Glacier. Early Russian explorers wrongly believed that Skilak Lake were a single body of water. Early trophy hunters from the 1890s and took world record moose from the north shore, the first hunting guide to obtain a license to guide hunters in the State of Alaska called this area home

Western Australian wine

Western Australian wine refers to wine produced in Australia's largest state, Western Australia. Although the state extends across the western third of the continent, its wine regions are entirely situated in the cooler climate of its south-western tip. Western Australia produces less than 5% of the country's wine output, but in quality terms it is much near the top - winning 30 percent of the countries' medals; the Swan Valley established in 1829 by Thomas Waters is the historical centre for wine production in Western Australia. However, the state's cooler climate south-western wine regions such as Margaret River, The Great Southern are considered to be more significant due to the Swan Valley being noted as one of the hottest viticultural regions in the world; because of this, as a reaction to the emergence of the Margaret River and Great Southern regions spanning the far south western corner of the state a large number of producers have deserted the area with the numbers of vineyards shrinking.

In the year 1970, 90 percent of the state's wine was made from grapes grown in the Swan Valley. In the late 1960s, winemaking grew in the southern regions of Western Australia with the influence of Antarctic currents and onshore westerlies offering a more temperate climate for grape production. Despite having only around 7 percent of Australia’s vineyards and a mere 3 percent of grapes crushed, the winemaking regions of the South-West of the state attract a large amount of media attention. Australian wine labelling appellations are classified into legal wine-producing areas under the Wine Australia Act; these appellations, called Australian Geographical Indications, are designated by the as either a zone, region, or sub-region that has a particular quality, reputation, or characteristic attributed to it. To protect the reputation of each Geographical Indication, if a wine is labelled as from a specific appellation 85% of grapes must be from that appellation. If it is a blend of grapes from two or three appellations 95% of grapes of the grapes must be from the appellations listed and the proportions of the blend have to be displayed as a percentage.

Western Australia has 3 zones with active wine industries, two of which are divided into nine regions and six sub-regions: Central Western Australia – Includes a handful of boutique cellar door wineries over a 600km2 area. Greater Perth – Includes the regions of Perth Hills and Peel, along with the Swan District region and its’ Swan Valley sub-region. South West Australia – Includes the regions of Margaret River, Manjimup and Blackwood Valley, along with the Great Southern region, further divided into the sub-regions of Albany, Frankland River, Mount Barker, Porongorup; the Great Southern is Australia's largest wine region a rectangle 200 kilometres from east to west and over 100 kilometres from north to south. The vineyards spread throughout the area have significant variations of terroir and climate dictated in part by the distance, the region is the coolest of Western Australia’s viticultural areas; this diverse region is known for Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot noir and Malbec. The Margaret River wine region to the south of Western Australia, receives its temperate climate from the cooling influence of the Indian Ocean.

Predominant grape varieties cultivated include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sémillion, Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Chardonnay. The Swan District, of which the Swan Valley forms part, is the hottest wine region in Australia, with the grape harvest beginning in January; the Swan Valley is among the largest sources of Western Australia's wine, with grape varieties such as Verdelho, Chenin blanc, Chardonnay. Australian wine List of wineries in Western Australia Wine Australia: Western Australia Wines of Western Australia – WA peak industry body official site Wine region map

Double Jeopardy (novel)

Double Jeopardy is a science fiction novel by Fletcher Pratt. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in 1952, reprinted as a selection of the Science Fiction Book Club in 1953; the first paperback edition was issued in digest form by Galaxy Publishing Corporation as its Galaxy Science Fiction Novel #30 in 1957. The novel has been translated into Italian; the book is a combination of two shorter pieces, the novellas "Double Jeopardy" and "The Square Cube Law," published in the magazine Thrilling Wonder Stories in the issues for April, 1952 and June, 1952, respectively. The story features Pratt's detective hero George Helmfleety Jones in two adventures dealing with the ramifications of a newly discovered matter-duplication process; the first concerns a case of industrial espionage involving the bootlegging of duplicated drugs, includes Jones's marriage to a duplicated woman. The second is a locked-room mystery in which a fortune is somehow stolen from a sealed, pilotless cargo plane. Groff Conklin called the book "a slick, fast-paced science fiction detective story, one of the best-integrated combinations of its kind."

He rates the second part "considerably better than the first," with its "twist on the locked-room school of murder mysteries... a effective one." The book was reviewed by Noah Gordon in Avon Science Fiction and Fantasy Reader, January 1953, an anonymous reviewer in Weird Tales, January 1953, P. Schuyler Miller in Astounding Science Fiction, April 1953. Double Jeopardy at Faded Page

George Vandenhoff

George Vandenhoff was an English actor and elocutionist who performed in Britain and the United States. He was born in 1820 in a son of the well-known English actor John Vandenhoff, he debuted in Rule a Wife and Have a Wife at the Covent Garden Theatre on 14 October 1839. He came to the United States in 1842, debuting in a performance as Hamlet, appeared in productions in New York. In 1846, he gave the "Opening Address" at the new Howard Athenaeum in Boston. Vandenhoff married American actress Mary E. Makeah in Boston in 1855. After leaving acting, he began practicing as a lawyer by 1858, he authored books about performing and reading in public. Well known for his skills in public speaking, in 1869, Vandenhoff was lured by author Charles Reade to read a large portion of his 1866 novel Griffith Gaunt to the jury in a defamation trial, he died in Brighton, England, in June 1885. The Clay Code, or Text-Book of Eloquence A Plain System of Elocution Dramatic Reminiscences, or Actors and Actresses in England and America Leaves from an Actor's Note-Book The Clerical Assistant, or Elocutionary Guide A Lady's Reader, with Rules for Reading Aloud The art of elocution The art of reading aloud