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Plane Crazy

Plane Crazy is a 1928 American animated short film directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. The cartoon, released in 1928 by the Walt Disney Studios, was the first creation of the character Mickey Mouse, it was made as a silent film and given a test screening to a theater audience on May 15, 1928, but failed to pick up a distributor. That year, Disney released Mickey's first sound cartoon, Steamboat Willie, an enormous success. Following this, Plane Crazy was released as a sound cartoon on March 17, 1929, it was the fourth Mickey film to be released after Steamboat Willie, The Gallopin' Gaucho, The Barn Dance. Mickey is trying to fly an airplane to imitate Charles Lindbergh. After building his own airplane, he does a flight simulation to ensure that the plane is safe for flight but the flight fails, destroying the plane. Using a roadster and remains of his plane to create another plane, he asks a young mouse girl, Minnie, to join him for its first flight after she presents him with a horseshoe for good luck.

They take an out-of-control flight with impossible situations. A cow "rides" the aircraft; this is Clarabelle Cow making her first appearance, though the cow is an early, more "cowlike" predecessor of Clarabelle named Carolyn. Mickey uses a turkey's tail as a tail for his plane. Once he regains control of the plane, he tries to kiss Minnie; when she refuses, he uses force: he breaks her concentration and terrifies her by throwing her out of the airplane, catching her with the airplane, he uses this to kiss her. Minnie parachutes out of the plane using her bloomers. While distracted by her, Mickey loses control of the plane and crashes into a tree. Minnie lands, Mickey laughs at her. Minnie storms off, rebuffing him. Mickey angrily throws the good luck horseshoe given to him by Minnie and it boomerangs around a tree, hitting him, ringing around his neck, knocking him out; the short was co-directed by Ub Iwerks. Iwerks was the sole animator for this short and spent just two weeks working on it; the sound version contained a soundtrack by Carl W. Stalling.

This was the first animated film to use a camera move. The POV shot from the plane made. In fact, when they shot this scene, they piled books under the spinning background to move the artwork closer to the camera; the Film Daily: "Clever. Mickey Mouse does his animal antics in the latest mode via areoplane; the cartoonist has employed his usual ingenuity to extract a volume of laughs that are by no means confined to the juveniles. The sound effects are appropriate on this type of film, add to the comedy angle with the absurd squeaks and goofy noises."Variety: "Walt Disney sound cartoon, produced by Powers Cinephone, one of the Mickey Mouse series of animated cartoons. It's a snappy six minutes, with plenty of a fitting musical accompaniment. Constitutes an amusingly silly interlude for any wired house. Disney has derived some breezy situations, one or two of them a bit saucy but, considering the animal characters, permissible." Plane Crazy has been released as part of the Walt Disney Treasures DVD collections twice: On disc one of Mickey Mouse in Black and White On disc two of The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, as part of a tribute to animator Ub Iwerks In 1930 the story of Plane Crazy was adapted and used for the first story in the Mickey Mouse comic strip.

This adaptation, entitled "Lost on a Desert Island," was written by Walt Disney with art by Ub Iwerks and Win Smith. In the Mickey Mouse short The Nifty Nineties and Minnie's car runs out of control and runs into a cow; the scene was taken directly from Plane Crazy. The cartoon Mickey's Airplane Kit from the series Mickey Mouse Works and House of Mouse featured a similar premise in which Mickey built his own airplane to impress Minnie. In the television series Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey flies the plane from Plane Crazy which he calls the Toonplane. In Porco Rosso, in a theater in Milan, Porco watches a movie which has references to vintage cartoons. In the feature film Walt Before Mickey, the subject of how Plane Crazy was created is profiled. Plane Crazy plays in a continuous loop in the Main Street Cinema at Disneyland, albeit silently, next to Steamboat Willie. Mickey Mouse Plane Crazy on YouTube Plane Crazy on IMDb Plane Crazy at The Big Cartoon DataBase Plane Crazy at Disney A to Z Plane Crazy at The Encyclopedia of Disney Animated Shorts

How We Quit the Forest

How We Quit the Forest is the second studio album from Rasputina, released in 1998. After years of being out of print, it was re-released by frontwoman Melora Creager on her own label, Filthy Bonnet, on CD and for the first time, vinyl, in 2011. Former Nine Inch Nails drummer Chris Vrenna produced the album and provided its many sounds and samples. A long box edition was manufactured, previous to its wide release, for promotional purposes, it contained a story-book with art put together by Creager featured as a CD extra program activated when used in a computer. It is difficult to find. Tim Sheridan of Allmusic commented "This band deals in what can only be called chamber-goth: a grungey cello-driven rock, perfect for those nights when you just want to feel creepy. While the sound is original and sometimes effective, the overwrought vocal vibrato gets tedious." Tom Lanham of Amazon.com commented "You can litmus-test yourself with the name alone. If you don't appreciate the stained-glass humor of a trio of corseted female cellists warping the moniker of the Mad Monk, chances are you're going to despise one of the year's most curious releases.

Get the gag? Good. You're in for one hell of a strange sonic trip... The disc is alternately gentle. Creager's subject matter gets downright sinister at times. Where else can you hear yarns concerning the ancient medical practice of leech application?" All tracks are written by Melora Creager

Mount Ida, Arkansas

Mount Ida is a city in and county seat of Montgomery County, United States. Founded in 1842, the city saw a silver boom in the 1880s bring early prosperity and economic development to the area. A growing small town since, the economy is ranching, poultry farming and tourism around Lake Ouachita, it is known as the quartz crystal capital of the U. S. and is known worldwide for its quartz deposits. The population had grown to 1,076 by the 2010 census. Mount Ida was incorporated on May 30, 1890. Episode 133 entitled, “What’s in my Pocket?” of the popular podcast, Small Town Murder, hosted by James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman, featured Mount Ida on August 22, 2019. Mount Ida is located on the south bank of the South Fork Ouachita River. US Route 270 and Arkansas Highway 27 pass through the town. Mount Ida, the mountain, is about five miles southwest of the town along Route 27. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles, of which 1.6 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water.

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Mount Ida has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps; as of the census of 2000, there were 981 people, 412 households, 257 families residing in the city. The population density was 598.5 people per square mile. There were 471 housing units at an average density of 287.4/sq mi. The racial makeup of the city was 96.53% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 1.94% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.10% from other races, 1.02% from two or more races. 0.51 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 412 households out of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.6% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the city, the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 18.3% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, 34.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females, there were 78.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $21,438, the median income for a family was $30,714. Males had a median income of $25,875 versus $20,179 for females; the per capita income for the city was $13,532. About 18.9% of families and 23.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.2% of those under age 18 and 16.0% of those age 65 or over. The Ouachita National Forest is located in Montgomery County, is close to Mount Ida, it is the South's oldest and largest national forest, offers scenic areas like Little Missouri Falls, hiking and backpacking trails. Lake Ouachita, one of the largest lakes in the region, is situated within Montgomery County. Mark Davis, professional sport fisherman of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society.

Lon Warneke, Major League Baseball player, Major League umpire. Mount Ida Weather & Attraction Information Mount Ida Chamber of Commerce Portal style website, Business, Library and more City-Data.com Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Mount Ida ePodunk: Profile for Mount Ida, Arkansas, AR

Antonio Soto Díaz

Antonio "Toñito" Soto Díaz known as El Chuchín, was a Puerto Rican politician and former Senator. Antonio Soto Díaz was born on August 1949 in Patillas, Puerto Rico, he is the son of Juana Díaz Torres. He completed his elementary school at the Second Unit School of Pitahaya in Arroyo, in 1967 graduated from Carmen Bozello de Huyke High School; that same year, he began his studies at the Guayama Catholic University, transferring to the Ponce campus later. In 1977, he completed his Bachelor's degree in Sociology with a minor in French. Soto described himself in an interview as a "hard worker", he said he worked as a barber, school teacher, carpenter, among other jobs. In 1978, Soto began law studies in Ponce. At the same time, he entered the professional world, he in 1989 became an auto salesman. In 1996, he returned to Puerto Rico, establishing his own auto dealer called Toñito Soto Auto Sales, in Arroyo. Soto Díaz was elected to the Senate of Puerto Rico for the Guayama District at the 2008 general elections.

Soto received 24.96% of the votes, along with Carlos Javier Torres from the same party. During his time in the Senate, Soto was President of the Committee of Commerce and Cooperativism, as well as Vice-president of the Committees of Banking, Consumer Affairs and Public Corporations, he was a member of the Committees of Agriculture and Government. On May 31, 2011, Soto admitted that someone had given him a car a Bentley, because he "was a good guy"; this ignited an investigation from the Ethics Committee on the senator's finances which showed some irregularities. Aside of this, there were lawsuits filed by members of his party and of the opposing party, among others; the senator was under criticism for other reasons, like spending too much time in the media, collaborating in radio and comedy shows. He made an attempt to hire a known model, Yadira Hidalgo, insinuated he had done it for her physical attributes. Although he denied the claims, the President of the Senate, Thomas Rivera Schatz, ordered him to cancel the pending contract.

After that, Soto Díaz claimed he knew witchcraft and said "the ones that twisted my words, will pay". However, he said that he would dedicate more time to his job as senator instead of "parading to the press". Several days more irregularities arose from the financial reports of his campaign indicating false reports, illegal contributions, incongruencies in revenues. Soto Díaz swore he wouldn't resign to his position. However, on September 14, 2011, Soto Díaz presented his resignation to the Senate of Puerto Rico. After his resignation from the Senate, Soto Díaz was formally accused of tax evasion and illicit enrichment, when he received money from the legislative funds for diets illegally. In December 2013, he was presented with the documents regarding the accusations which stated that the events had occurred during a trip to the Dominican Republic. During the course of the trial, the procedures were delayed by alleged health problems of Soto. In 2013, he underwent open-heart surgery. In December 2015, Soto Díaz pleaded guilty to the charges as part of a settlement in which he would have to return $200,000 to the government.

On January 4, 2016, Soto Díaz was found dead in bed by his wife Agnes Lopés Santiago. His doctor informed. A funeral service for Soto was held at the Convention Center of Arroyo, although according to one of his sons, he didn't want one, his remains were cremated. Among the politicians that attended the service were Senator Thomas Rivera Schatz, who referred to him as "a good human being". Former senators Rolando Crespo and Héctor Martínez Maldonado were among those that attended the funeral. At the time of his death, Soto was married to Agnes Lopés Santiago, they had two children together: Anthony. Soto had five other children from other relationships: Yadira and Juan Gabriel Soto Martínez and Anthony Soto Rivera, Jinell Soto Figueroa. Profile on Senado. PR. Gov Las Chuchin-aventuras on El Nuevo Día

List of Wellington Phoenix FC end of season awards

The following list of awards are presented at the Annual Wellington Phoenix awards evening held at the conclusion of the regular home and away season. The top award is voted for by chief executive and the football operations manager. After each game points would be awarded to the 3 top players and the player with the most accumulated points at the conclusion of the regular season is presented with the award; the award is referred to as the Huawei Player of the Year for sponsorship reasons. The Wellington Phoenix Players' Player of the Year award is presented to the player, deemed to be the best player overall at the end of the season as judged by his teammates; each player in the team votes three times over the season: after Round 7, Round 14 and Round 21. The Wellington Phoenix Under-23 Player of the Year is voted upon by all season member ticket holders at the conclusion of the regular season; the Player with the most votes is awarded the trophy. The Wellington Phoenix Golden Boot is awarded to the player who has scored the most goals during the regular season.

Selected by ex-Phoenix player, Ben Sigmund and awarded to the player who has shown the most fight and determination throughout the season. The Wellington Phoenix Members' Player of the Year award was voted upon by all season member ticket holders at the conclusion of the regular season; the Player with most votes was awarded the trophy. 2007–08 Awards 2008–09 Awards 2009–10 Awards 2010–11 Awards 2011–12 Awards 2014–15 Awards 2015–16 Awards 2016–17 Awards 2017–18 Awards 2018–19 Awards

FedBid

FedBid, Inc. is now known as Unison Marketplace. Unison Marketplace is a held company based in Vienna, that operates a full-service online marketplace designed to optimize how federal and local governments, educational institutions purchase simple goods and services such as IT products, office supplies and lab equipment, through a reverse auction-based platform. FedBid was founded in 1999 as a division of owned Procurement Technologies, Inc. of Gaithersburg and raised more than $5 million in equity funding to launch the FedBid website. The idea came to Phil Fuster when he became frustrated with the process of bidding on an RFQ; the company ceased operations in December 2000. In 2001, the FedBid online marketplace reopened under the ownership of Advance Technology, Inc. which changed its name to FedBid, Inc. in 2004. The new FedBid expanded the focus of its online marketplace from U. S. federal orders to purchase order transactions for bigger purchases of commercial items, including commodity-type goods and simple services.

According to company officials, transaction volume through FedBid.com grew from $31 million in 2003 to $94 million in 2004, $204 million in 2005. In 2007, FedBid was awarded a business method patent for its Auction Based Procurement System. US 7272579 In October 2009, FedBid announced that a record $875 million worth of purchases had been conducted though its site in FY2009, a 20% increase over FY2008. For FY2010, the company reported that $1.15 billion worth of purchases were conducted through its site in the prior fiscal year, a 30% increase over FY2009 and a 50% increase over FY2008. In January 2012, FedBid won a major investment from the newly launched Revolution Growth Fund. Headed by Steve Case, Ted Leonsis and Donn Davis, Revolution Growth is now the largest investor in FedBid; as part of the agreement, Leonsis was named Vice Chairman of the Board of FedBid. The FedBid Board includes General George Casey, the former Chief of Staff of the U. S. Army. Created to respond to federal government purchasing needs, in 2013 FedBid expanded its reach to include state and local government, education institutions and commercial markets, with greater market expansion expected in as a result of the Revolution Growth investment.

On January 20, 2015, FedBid announced that Joseph Jordan has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2015. Under Jordan's leadership in 2014, FedBid has helped its public sector customers drive greater competition and efficiency in the purchasing process, while saving taxpayer dollars. On October 3, 2017, Compusearch announced the completion of the acquisition of reverse auction marketplace provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid will continue to operate under its own brand; this transaction brings together two industry-leaders in providing acquisition and spend management products and services in the federal sector. Compusearch's PRISM and FedBid's online reverse auction marketplace are used across the federal market to drive efficiency and cost savings in federal acquisition. With this move, FedBid will become Compusearch's reverse auction provider within the PRISM solution; the combination of these two businesses will further innovate and strengthen the procurement process for federal customers, as well as continue to deliver savings to the government and taxpayers.

In February 1, 2019, it was announced that Compusearch, owner of FedBid, has rebranded to the name Unison, Inc. Compusearch Software Systems is the leading provider of software and insight to government agencies, program offices, contractors; the Unison brand encompasses all the brands under Compusearch Software Systems, Inc. including Compusearch, PRISM, SpectrumCLM, FedBid, TopVue, FedConnect, Virtual Acquisition Office. FedBid is now operating under the name Unison Marketplace with a new URL, however the Marketplace continues to offer the same functionality, customer service and account management it has since 2001; the new URL for FedBid is www. UnisonMarketplace.com. Unison Marketplace FedBid offers a full-service, reverse auction marketplace where government and commercial Buyers post purchase requirements and Sellers of those commodity products and services bid on those requirements. Buyers save an average of 11% on purchases, which average $45,000; the company gets a small percentage fee on top of the contract price.

If the transaction doesn't save the buyer money, they're not obligated to make the purchase. While bidding, Sellers cannot see other bidders’ prices but can tell whether they have the leading bid in the auction, they can improve their bid if not. Buyers can select any or none of the bids offered, they can cancel or repost the auction at any time. Buyers pay a performance-based transactional fee, automatically built into the bidding process; the winning Seller remits the fee back to Unison Marketplace. The Marketplace is free for Sellers to use; this entire process is supported by a comprehensive suite of marketplace management services. A study released by the Reverse Auction Research Center in December 2010 found that the reverse auction services provided by FedBid for the U. S. Customs and Border Protection bureau saved the agency 10 percent annually over the past four years on more than $500 million in purchases made through the site. More