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Lou Thesz

Aloysius Martin "Lou" Thesz was an American professional wrestler. A fifteen-time world champion, he held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship three times for a combined total of 10 years, three months and nine days – longer than anyone else in history. Thesz is regarded as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. In Japan, Thesz was known as a'God of Wrestling' and was called Tetsujin, which means'Ironman', in respect for his speed and expertise in catch wrestling. In addition to being a member of its inaugural class, he helped establish the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and is a charter member of several other halls of fame, including: WCW, Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Professional Wrestling and WWE's Legacy Wing. Born in Banat, Michigan in 1916, Thesz's family moved to St. Louis, his working-class immigrant parents Martin, a shoemaker of Hungarian and German descent, Katherine Schultz of German descent, hailed from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Thesz and his sisters grew up speaking German at home and didn't start learning English until he entered kindergarden at aged five.

In addition to public school, he had to attend German school every Saturday until aged eight. His father was a national Greco-Roman wrestling champion in his native Hungary. At aged eight, a young Lou began training in Greco-Roman wrestling under his father, which provided the fundamentals for his success. While in high school, he was a successful folkstyle wrestling competitor on his school team. Thesz dropped out of high school by age 14 and began training in freestyle wrestling at Cleveland High School due to his father knowing the wrestling coaches. Training under John Zastrow, Thesz became one of the most dominant wrestlers of his weight class in the city-wide intramurals, which caught the eye of Tom Packs, a professional wrestling promoter in St. Louis. Packs sent Lou to George Tragos for further training. Tragos, a former three-time Olympic wrestler who competed for Greece, was known as being a'ripper'. Rippers were feared wrestlers, known for their dangerous catch wrestling and submission skills who looked to intentionally hurt opponents.

Tragos, took a liking to Thesz and respected his willingness to work hard and follow instruction. Thesz trained in the fundamentals of catch wrestling under Tragos for two years teaching Thesz to wrestle from the ground, with Thesz remembering Tragos saying, "any fool can start on top. If you start at the bottom, you learn to wrestle!". Thesz met legendary former champion and fellow catch wrestler Ed "Strangler" Lewis in St. Louis and was encouraged to challenge Lewis to a friendly shoot contest; the 46 year old heavyset and nearly blind Lewis humiliated and brutalised Thesz, with Thesz recalling, "it was the longest 15 minutes of my life". Lewis, was impressed by Thesz and Lewis would serve as his trainer and manager. Ad Santel would provide Thesz with a tough and thorough education in catch wrestling. German-born Santel was known for his feud with the Kodokan judo school and participated in several early modern mixed-style matches. Thesz trained under Santel for up to five days a week and remembered it being the "most intensive training period of my life".

Thesz recalled Santel nearly breaking his arm during a sparring match but " would only take me up to the point of hurting me, just to show me what was happening and how it felt, he would release me." Santel would repeat each step of a submission to Thesz, "then he would have me try the hook and over until I got it right." The training he received under Santel would help further Thesz's reputation as one of the most dangerous grapplers in the world. Ray Steele served as a coach and mentor to Thesz. Steele was known for his vast knowledge of submission holds and Thesz considered him to be one of the finest wrestlers he knew. Thesz trained for up to four hours everyday, competing in gruelling freestyle and catch wrestling training matches where he would spar with one of his six training partners every 5 minutes. Thesz recalled that Tragos and his other coaches "pushed you to the wall to test to see if you had the intestinal fortitude to be good". Many years during a wrestling tour of England, he briefly trained at the notorious Snake Pit catch wrestling gym in Wigan.

Thesz made his professional wrestling debut in 1932, at the age of 16. By 1937, Thesz had become one of the biggest stars in the St. Louis territory, on December 29 he defeated Everett Marshall for the American Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Championship, the first of many world heavyweight titles, which made Thesz became the youngest world heavyweight champion in history, at the age of 21. There is speculation. Thesz dropped the title to Steve "Crusher" Casey in Boston six weeks later, he won the National Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Championship in 1939, once again defeating Marshall, again in 1948, defeating Bill Longson. In 1948, the National Wrestling Alliance was formed, the purpose being to create one world champion for all the various wrestling territories throughout North America. Orville Brown, the reigning Midwest World Heavyweight Championship holder, was named the first champion. Thesz, at the time, was head of a promotional combine that included fellow wrestling champions Longson, Bobby Managoff, Canadian promoter Frank Tunney and Eddie Quinn, who promoted in the St. Louis territory where NWA promoter Sam Muchnick was running opposition.

Quinn and Muchnick ended their promotional war, Thesz' promotion was absorbed into th

Privacy Act (Canada)

The Privacy Act is Canadian federal legislation that came into effect on July 1, 1983. The act sets out rules for how institutions of the Government of Canada must deal with personal information of individuals; some salient provisions of the legislation are as follows: A government institution may not collect personal information unless it relates directly to an operating program or activity of the institution. With some exceptions, when a government institution collects an individual's personal information from the individual, it must inform the individual of the purpose for which the information is being collected. With some exceptions, personal information under the control of a government institution may be used only for the purpose for which the information was obtained or for a use consistent with that purpose, unless the individual consents. With some exceptions, personal information under the control of a government institution may not be disclosed, unless the individual consents; every Canadian citizen or permanent resident has the right to be given access to personal information about the individual under the control of a government institution, reasonably retrievable by the government institution, request correction if the information is inaccurate.

A government institution can refuse requests for access to personal information in four cases: The request interferes with the responsibilities of the government, such as national defence and law enforcement investigations The request contains the personal information of someone other than the individual who made the request. The request is subject to solicitor-client privilege. A request for an individual's own medical records can be rejected if there is no benefit to the individual in reading it; the Privacy Commissioner of Canada receives and investigates complaints, including complaints that an individual was denied access to his or her personal information held by a government institution. The first privacy law in Canada was enacted in 1977 in part four of the Canadian Human Rights Act by creating the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, which would be responsible for investigating privacy violation complaints by members of the public and reporting to lawmakers. During the 32nd Parliament in 1983, Bill C-43 was passed.

This legislation created the Privacy Act and the Access to Information Act, separate from the Canadian Human Rights Act. An individual, refused access to personal information may apply to the Federal Court for a review of the matter, pursuant to section 41 of the Act; the Court may order the head of the government institution to disclose the information to the individual. Decisions of the Federal Court on such matters may be appealed to the Federal Court of Appeal, and, if leave is granted, further appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada; some important court decision concerning the Privacy Act are: Canada v. Canada, 2003 SCC 8 Ruby v. Canada, 2002 SCC 75 Lavigne v. Canada, 2002 SCC 53 Privacy Act, 2001 SCC 89 Dagg v. Canada, 2 S. C. R. 403 Privacy Act Supreme Court of Canada decisions on privacy Federal Court Reports - subject: privacy The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: A updated blog on issues related to Canadian privacy law written by David T. S. Fraser, a Canadian privacy lawyer. Privacy law Information Privacy Laws Data privacy Access to Information Act Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act Info Source - repository of information available through Privacy Act and Access to Information Act

Bloemfontein Teachers' Training College

The Bloemfontein Teachers' Training College was one of several names and forms taken over a century by a training institution for teachers in Bloemfontein, the capital of Free State, South Africa. The Normaalskool opened on October 12, 1898 on the recommendation of Dr. John Brebner of the Free State Volksraad, with P. J. du Pré le Roux as its first president. After the Second Boer War, the school was reopened as the Normal School with Mr. E. M. Firks as president. In 1912, the college was renamed the Normal and Polytechnic College, but when the new offices were opened on February 8, 1916, the word Polytechnic was dropped from the name; the Afrikaans language was taught as a course from 1919 onward, became the medium of instruction under the directorship of Dr. C. F. Visser. On December 6, 1944, the Normal College became the Department of Education of the University of the Free State, in 1951, it was renamed the UFS Edudcation College, it was detached from the UFS on June 16, 1965, renamed the Bloemfontein Teachers' Training College.

Swart, Dr. M. J.. 1980. Afrikaanse kultuuralmanak. Auckland Park: Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuurvereniginge

Stelco Lake Erie Works

U. S. Steel Canada Lake Erie Works is a greenfield steel mill located in Nanticoke, Canada. All the employees who work for this operation are unionized by United Steelworkers Local 8782; the site has been a source of jobs for many people in both Haldimand County and Norfolk County for more than 30 years. Since the first elements of steel were manufactured during the summer of 1980, this steel mill has produced materials for major industrial workplaces like General Motors and the other major North American manufacturing companies. A lockout and resulting lay-off of non-striking workers shut the plant down in 2009, with the plant not reopening until near the end of April 2010. Another lockout occurred on April 28, 2012 that ended on September 1 of that year with the steelworkers having a contract until 2018; the current owner of this business venture is Bedrock Industries. U. S. Steel Canada purchased Stelco in 2007 for an exact sum figure of $1,100,000,000; the merger between the final independent Canadian company and the American steel conglomerate was finalized on August 27 of that year.

This operation has a focus on making steel for the automotive sector. As North America's newest greenfield steel mill it is one of the most efficient mills in North America. Stelco Lake Erie Works operates in a region of Southern Ontario where there are no wind generators planned until 2013, its electricity is provided by the nearby coal-power plant and through the hydroelectric grid centered around Niagara Falls at the Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Power Stations. The drastic move to move all U. S. Steel operations back to the United States ended up costing about 1500 Canadian jobs. Both the Nanticoke Lake Erie Works and its sister Hamilton Works were shut down in 2009 due to lock-out. A tentative agreement at Lake Erie Works was made on April 8, 2010 after an eight-month lockout and a vote ratification was made on April 15, 2010 at 11:15 P. M. Lake Erie Works re-opened after the eight-month lockout on April 23, 2010, re-employing about 1100 people. 400 people never got their jobs back at Stelco Lake Erie Works because they were either too old, moved on to other careers, turned to welfare, or went back to college.

Most other local jobs lost during the global recession of the period were restored. Negotiations to extend the union contract for workers of Stelco Lake Erie Works failed on April 25, 2013; as a result, the company made their official decision to lock out all workers starting on the morning of April 28, 2013. Unlike the previous lockout, failure to accept changes in wage structure was the primary reason for causing the lockout rather than the unhealthy global economy. Stelco Lake Erie Works was profitable prior to the lockout and was far from being the "bankrupt" company that U. S. Steel wanted to portray the company as to members of the mainstream media. Reduced vacation time, consolidated pay schedules and the eradication of pay raises consistent with inflation are the secondary reasons behind the lockout. One thousand people are affected by this lockout and are free to seek Employment Insurance at home through the Internet; the parent company offered some information about "getting tough on Canadian labor during a soft economic climate."

Haldimand County has been affected by this turn of events because they failed to diversify their mix of industries. Norfolk County, has managed to mitigate some of the employment issues by becoming reliant on the economy of the Greater Toronto Area instead of the industrial muscle of the Hamilton area. Employers from that region have started to use innovative business venture plans from the globalized economy to bring 2600 residents back into the labor force; as the lockout reaches the status of a "provincial labor dispute," certain members of the Canadian Parliament have indicated that the motives of U. S. Steel directly violate the Investment Canada Act; as of 2010, Canadian policy is to consider over a foreign investment of more than $299 million to be a "significant" amount for the Canadian economy. Threatening the cost of living allowance with the changing of the base year from 1971 to 2002 was one of the main reasons that the Stelco Lake Erie Works employees went on lockout. Earning a $45,000 per year paycheck on the 1971 base year for the company's "cost of living allowance" is more substantial than a yearly paycheck using the 2002 base year for the same plan.

The adjusted paycheck with inflation for the 2002 base COLA year would be $60,030 for an entire year of labor. Since the 1970s was a rather inflationary era and the 2000s were an era of light inflation, it helps to consider that the cost of gas rose faster from 1971 to 1980 than it did from 2001 to 2010. On September 1, 2013, 71% of voting union members acceded to the company's way of thinking and signed a five-year contract that would guarantee work until September 1, 2018. While basic salaries have remained the same, there has been a cut in vacation premiums that allowed them to get paid while on vacation

Vijay (director)

Vijay, is a film director, who works in Kannada cinema. His first directorial venture was Rangamahal Rahasya. After his debut movie Rangamahal Rahasya, he didn't find much success with his second movie Modala Rathri. Although, his third directorial venture Cow Boy Kulla, a comedy flick with Dwarakish gave him accolades. Vijay's career turning point came his fourth movie Gandhada Gudi in 1973. Gandhada Gudi was Dr. Rajkumar's 150th movie, the premier actor of Kannada films at that time and Dr. Vishnuvardhan's third movie, a popular actor with his massive success in previous movie Naagarahaavu. Gandhada Gudi was a milestone in Kannada films. Vijay directed his next five movies for Dr. Rajkumar, namely Sri Srinivasa Kalyana, Naa Ninna Mareyalare, Badavara Bandhu, Sanaadi Appanna, he directed Mayura, considered amongst the classic movies of Kannada cinema. List of Kannada movies, Vijay worked

Marwin Hitz

Marwin Hitz is a Swiss footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. Hitz scored a stoppage-time equalizer in a league match against Bayer 04 Leverkusen on 21 February 2015. On 10 June 2015, he won his first cap for Switzerland in a 3–0 friendly win over Liechtenstein at Stockhorn Arena in Thun. On 5 December 2015, Hitz intentionally sabotaged the ground near the penalty spot after a penalty was awarded to 1. FC Köln in their match against Augsburg. Anthony Modeste missed the penalty, Augsburg went on to win the match 1–0. Hitz apologised for his actions. Hitz was billed €122.92 by 1. FC Köln for the damage he caused to the pitch. VFL Wolfsburg Bundesliga: 2008–09Borussia Dortmund DFL-Supercup: 2019 Marwin Hitz at Soccerway Marwin Hitz at