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Kalevi Suoniemi

Kalevi Ensio Suoniemi was a Finnish gymnast. He competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in all artistic gymnastics events and won a team bronze medal, his best individual result was ninth place on the pommel horse. Suoniemi won an individual bronze medal on the rings at the 1957 European Championships. Suoniemi was born two months early, he survived owing to the help from his grandmother, a nurse and was nearby. He took up gymnastics in 1946 and had his first international competition in 1950, he married in 1953, had a son Ari born in 1954 and a daughter Sirpa born in 1958. He retired in 1964 -- 68 worked as a gymnastics coach, his trainees included Hannu Rantakari, who won an individual Olympic bronze medal in 1964. He worked in construction of electrical facilities, he was active in local politics and took various posts at the Tampere City Council in 1960–1972 and 2000–2004. Kalevi Suoniemi at the International Olympic Committee Kalevi Suoniemi at the International Gymnastics Federation

Denzil Minnan-Wong

Denzil Minnan-Wong is a Toronto city councillor representing Don Valley East, Toronto City Council Ward 16. He was the Progressive Conservative candidate for the riding of Don Valley East in the 2018 provincial election, placing a close second behind re-elected Liberal incumbent Michael Coteau. Minnan-Wong is the son of Denzil Minnan-Wong, Sr. a Chinese immigrant who became a prominent member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. His father died in 1988 at age 53, he became a lawyer specializing in immigration issues. He lives in Toronto with their three children. In 1994 North York councillor Barry Burton died of cancer, and the North York city council appointed Minnan-Wong as interim councillor. That year he was elected to the position in the municipal election. In 1997 he was elected to the city council of the new amalgamated city of Toronto. In 2011, he led an initiative to contract out garbage collection in Toronto west of Yonge Street in 2011 which projected savings of $12 million a year.

Although Minnan-Wong didn't learn to ride a bicycle until the age of 46, he supported the development of the first on street separated bike lane network in Toronto, resulting in the creation of the Sherbourne, Hoskin and Adelaide protected cycle tracks while voting for the removal of 3 painted bike lanes on Jarvis Street, Pharmacy Avenue and Birchmount Road. In 2013 he facilitated the move of the Bixi public bike share system to the operation of the Toronto Parking Authority. Toronto was awarded Bicycle Friendly Community gold status from the Share the Road Cycling Coalition in April 2015, an award criticized by local cycling advocates. Minnan-Wong was Deputy Mayor of Toronto for period 2014-2018. During the 2014-2018 Council term, he was Chair of the Striking Committee, the Employee and Labour Relations Committee, the Civic Appointments Committee, he was Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee and sat on the TTC Board, the Debenture Committee, the Committee of Revision, was part of the Nominating Panel for Facilities and Finance.

He was appointed to the TTC by City Council under the Mayor Rob Ford administration in December 2010. He was one of 5 councillors on the TTC board who voted in 2012 to terminate the services of the TTC General Manager Gary Webster. Andy Byford was hired as Webster's replacement; the five councillors who supported Webster's termination, including Minnan-Wong, were removed from the TTC board by council on March 5, 2012, as a result of a motion by Councillor Karen Stintz, chair of the TTC board. On December 2, 2014, he was appointed again to the TTC board by city council after the election of Mayor John Tory. Under Byford's leadership the TTC subsequently won the 2017 American Public Transportation Association's award for Transit System of the Year On January 20, 2018 he was acclaimed as the candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario for the riding of Don Valley East for the 2018 provincial election, he placed a close second to the Liberal former cabinet minister Michael Coteau.

During his run for the Don Valley East seat, Minnan-Wong stated that he would take an "unpaid" leave from Toronto City Council, remitting the salary he would have collected from the 30-day provincial campaign period to either the city or a charity. He donated his councillor salary for that period to the City of Toronto and directed the money be spent on roads. After the 2018 Ontario general election Minnan-Wong ran for Councillor for Toronto City Council in the 2018 municipal election in newly constituted Ward 16 Don Valley East, which has the same boundaries as Don Valley East, he won the election for a 4-year term from 2018 to 2022, defeating former Liberal Cabinet Minister David Caplan. Minnan-Wong was the only 1 of 7 sitting councillor TTC Board members to be returned to council, he was reappointed during the 2018-22 council term as deputy mayor and was reappointed, a third time, as a member of the Toronto Transit Commission Board. In an interview published on August 30, 2017, in the Toronto Sun, Minnan-Wong said in reference to outgoing chief planner of Toronto Jennifer Keesmaat that he wanted the planner to "stick to knitting".

Although Minnan-Wong had also used the term to describe men he was accused of making a sexist comment by Keesmaat. Minnan-Wong said that they were taken out of context. In 2015 Keesmat was accused of having political aspirations and did resign from her position to unsuccessfully run for mayor in the 2018 Toronto election. Official website

Pygmy rainbowfish

The pygmy rainbowfish is a species of rainbowfish in the subfamily Melanotaeniinae. It is endemic to Australia; the Melanotaenia pygmaea is recorded to be found in a freshwater environment within a benthopelagic depth range. This species is native to a tropical climate; the Melanotaenia pygmaea is known to reach the maximum recorded length of about 5.5 centimeters or about 2.1 inches as an unsexed male. A female can reach the maximum recorded length of about 1.37 inches. The common length of these species is about 1.57 inches. The Melanotaenia pygmaea is native to the areas of Prince Regent River, West Kimberley district, northwestern Australia; the Melanotaenia pygmaea is recorded to be found in fast flowing streams. They tend to occupy bottom of waterfalls in that general area; this species stays in areas that have that lack vegetation in the water. The Melanotaenia pygmaea stays in schools of at least 50 individuals on average; this species does well when kept in an aquarium captivity. The male is considered to have more of a rainbow color than the females do.

This species has a blue back with pale, yellow fins. The diet of this species is unknown, but it is assumed that they feed on small insects and vegetation such as algae

Winthrop H. Smith

Winthrop Hiram "Win" Smith was an American businessman and investment banker. He was notable as a name partner of Merrill Lynch, Fenner & Smith, he was born on June 30, 1893 in South Hadley, Massachusetts educated at Phillips Academy. He graduated from Amherst College in 1916. Upon graduation from Amherst, Smith joined Merrill Lynch in 1916, just two years after the firm's predecessor Charles E. Merrill & Co. was founded. Smith, who began as a junior runner and clerk at Merrill, was groomed by founder and Amherst alumnus Charles E. Merrill. Smith's career would span more than four decades, he would serve as directing partner of the firm. In 1940 and 1941, Smith was an architect of Merill's transformative mergers including E. A. Pierce & Co. and Cassatt & Co. in 1940, followed by the acquisition of Fenner & Beane in 1941. Smith is credited, along with the innovative advertising manager he had hired, Louis Engel, Jr. for helping to realize Charles E. Merrill's aim of bringing Wall Street to Main Street, received both respect and affection from his colleagues in the industry and at his firm.

In 1958, Smith handed over day-to-day control of the firm, at the time known as Merrill Lynch, Fenner & Beane. In recognition of his role in building Merrill into a leading national brokerage, Smith's name was added to that of the firm becoming Merrill Lynch, Fenner & Smith. Smith's name replaced that of Alpheus Beane, whose firm Fenner & Beane had merged with Merrill in 1941, he died on January 1961 in Litchfield, Connecticut. Smith was married to Vivian G. Brown, is the father of Winthrop H. Smith Jr. a former Merrill Lynch executive and the author of Catching Lightning in a Bottle: How Merrill Lynch Revolutionized the Financial World. In 1948, Smith and his wife purchased a 113-acre farm property in Litchfield, naming it Winvian, after their combined names, their son, Win Smith Jr. inherited the property and, with his wife, Maggie expanded it into a boutique hotel of which Maggie became full owner, operating the property with her children, Smith's grandchildren

Eliot Tokar

Eliot Tokar is an American practitioner of Tibetan medicine and lecturer. He works in New York City; as one of the few Westerners to have apprenticed with Tibetan physicians, Tokar studied with and received private instruction from Dr. Yeshi Dhonden, the former personal physician to Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, from 1983 to 1986. After 1986, Tokar was an apprentice of the late lama and physician Dr. Trogawa Rinpoche, founder of the Chagpori Tibetan Medical Institute in Darjeeling, India, he has studied with numerous other Tibetan doctors including Shakya Dorje, Thubten Phuntsog and Kuzang Nyima. He trained in aspects of traditional Chinese medicine and Japanese medicine. Tokar has lectured at American universities, medical colleges and institutions as well as internationally on traditional Asian medicine, his publications have appeared in international journals. Tokar's writings and lectures concern the theory and practice of Tibetan medicine, as well as the role of traditional Asian medicine in the context of its current globalization, including topics such as biopiracy and the intellectual property rights issue.

While his work supports collaboration between traditional Asian medicine and biomedicine, Tokar is critical of certain modern approaches to medical integration and the application of research protocols that do not analyze the specific approaches used in traditional Asian medicine. Tokar has served as an advisor to organizations such as the American Medical Student Association, to the diplomatic office of the Dalai Lama in the US, the Office of Tibet. In 2008 Tokar's article'An Ancient Medicine in a New World: A Tibetan Medicine Doctor’s Reflection from ‘Inside' was featured along with the work of numerous international scholars in the book'Tibetan Medicine in the Contemporary World: Global Politics of Medical Knowledge and Practice,' published by Routledge. In 2009 the book was awarded the International Convention of Asia Scholars Colleagues Choice Book Prize Award. Tokar, Eliot 1998, A Tibetan medical perspective on irritable bowel syndrome: building a means of discourse for integrative medicine and Complementary Therapies, 4: 343-349 Tokar, Eliot, 1999, Seeing to the distant mountain: Diagnosis in Tibetan medicine, Alternative Therapies In Health And Medicine, 5: 50-58 Tokar, Eliot 2006, Transformation and balance: The principles of Tibetan medicine in the context of American healthcare, Unified Energetics.

2007, Preservation And Progress: Using Tibetan Medicine As A Model To Define A Progressive Role For Traditional Asian Medicine In Modern Healthcare, Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity, 2: 303-314. Tokar, Eliot 2008, "An Ancient Medicine in a New World: A Tibetan Medicine Doctor’s Reflection from ‘Inside’." Tibetan Medicine in the Contemporary World: Global Politics of Medical Knowledge and Practice, Ed. Pordié, Laurent. London: Routledge. 229-248 Tokar, Eliot 2015, Learning to Harmonize and Therefore to Heal, The Journal of Traditional Tibetan Medicine, 6: 12-14 Tokar, Eliot, 2018, April. Tibetan Medicine: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health and Healing, Dharma Talks, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review website. Eliot Tokar's Clinical Page Journal publications by Eliot Tokar Tibetan medicine

Hermann Kaufmann

Hermann Kaufmann is an Austrian architect. Coming from a long line of carpenters, Kaufmann spent his childhood around the sawills of Vorarlberg, a wooded region; because of this, he learned the characteristics and possibilities of wood as a material, which he loves. Nearly all the members of his family have a distant connection with wood and building; the family business is known for being one of the European leaders in the industrial construction of systèmes-bois and his uncle Leopold Kaufmann, developed innovative concepts of timber construction, founded on carpentry techniques. Kaufmann studied architecture at the Technical University of Innsbruck and the Technical University of Vienna, before returning to Vorarlberg. After studying, Kauffmann established his agency Hermann Kaufmann ZT with Christian Lenz in Schwarzach. During this time, this small Austrian region – traditionally associate with the timber industry – saw the emergence of a new movement giving rise to a revolution of young inventors called the "Baukünstler".

At Vorarlberg they founded an architectural laboratory focusing on sustainability and ecology. With his colleagues at Voralberg, Kaufmann contributed to the project and the idea of an eco.-friendly habitat accessible to all. Timber, which became his material of choice, let him construct innovative buildings to research the optimal balance between harnessing energy and the sustainable use of resources. Kaufmann is the master builder of the first "energy-neutral" collective housing project and today his work has turned towards "energy-positive" buildings that produce more energy than they consume. Kauffman is fond of the region, is interested in the restoration of ancient buildings, his fine and delicate approach in sensitive villages shows how this "radical" architect likes to work within the existing heritage and countryside. Kaufmann was visiting professor at the Technical University of Graz at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. Since 2002, he has worked for the Technical University of Munich, as a timber construction specialist.

On 24 September 2007, Kaufmann was awarded the first Global Award for Sustainable Architecture. Hausladen, Gerhard. Hausladen, Gerhard. ClimateSkin: building-skin concepts that can do more with less energy. ISBN 978-3-7643-7725-0. Kaufmann, Hermann. Manual of Multistorey Timber Construction. ISBN 978-3955533946. Official website Global Award for Sustainable Architecture