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South Texas League

The South Texas League was a class C baseball minor league from 1903-1906. Comprising four teams for its first three years, it expanded to six teams in its final season. Austin, TX: Austin Senators 1906 Beaumont, TX: Beaumont Oil Gushers 1903. 1904 South Texas League President: Max Stubenraugh Playoff: Galveston 4 games, Houston 3. 1905 South Texas League President: Bliss P. Gorham #Beaumont moved to Brenham August 21, becoming an orphan team, playing in Austin and San Antonio. 1906 South Texas League President: Dr. William R. Robbie Playoff: Austin 4 games, Houston 4. An eighth game was played; the Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second Edition. Image is user created not original

Gunnar Gerring

Gunnar Gerring was a Swedish diplomat. Gerring was born in Stockholm and was the son of lector, PhD Hugo Gerring and Hillan, he passed studentexamen in 1934 and the reserve officers exam in 1939 and received a Candidate of Law degree from Uppsala University in 1939. Gerring conducted clerkship at the Stockholm Town Hall Court from 1940 to 1942 before becoming an attaché at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1942, he served in Hamburg in 1942, Moscow in 1943, Budapest in 1946 and was Second Secretary at the Swedish Foreign Ministry in 1947. Gerring was Embassy Secretary in Washington, D. C. in 1949, in Ankara in 1951 and was First Secretary at the Foreign Ministry in 1952. He was First Embassy Secretary in Bern in 1957, First Secretary at the Foreign Ministry in 1959 and Embassy Counsellor in Bonn in 1962. After that Gerring was Ambassador in Sofia from 1964 to 1969, in Baghdad and Kuwait City from 1969 to 1973 and attended Swedish National Defence College in 1974, he was head of the Swedish delegation to the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission in Korea from 1974 to 1975, served at the Foreign Ministry in 1975 and was Ambassador in Wellington from 1979 to 1982.

Gerring was a member of the Swedish-Hungarian Intergovernmental Commission in 1948 and was representative in trade negotiations with Bulgaria in 1947 and in 1949, with Hungary in 1947 and with Yugoslavia in 1948 and 1949. He was Secretary of the UN delegation in Paris in 1948 and New York City in 1950, he was assistant lecturer at the Swedish National Defence College from 1961 to 1962. In 1951 he married Ingrid Wikander, he was the father of Carl Gustaf. Gerring was buried at Nacka norra cemetery. Knight of the Order of the White Rose of Finland Knight of the Order of the White Lion

Lieberman clause

The Lieberman clause is a clause included in a ketubah, a Jewish wedding document, created by and named after Talmudic scholar and Jewish Theological Seminary of America professor Saul Lieberman, that stipulates that divorce will be adjudicated by a modern bet din in order to prevent the problem of the agunah, a woman not allowed to remarry religiously because she had never been granted a religious divorce. It was first introduced in the 1950s by rabbis in Judaism's Conservative movement. According to halakha when a couple gets divorced it is the man who has to present the woman with a bill of divorce, called a get. Without one the couple is still viewed as married. In the past, if a woman was refused a divorce because a man would not give his wife a get, the rabbis of the local Jewish community were authorized, under certain circumstances, to force the husband to do so; however since the Haskalah, local Jewish communities lost their autonomous status, were subsumed into the nation in which they existed.

The Jewish community lost its civil powers to enforce divorce laws. The unintended result was that rabbis lost the power to force a man to give his wife a get, Jewish law does not allow a woman to give a get to the husband. Without a get, a Jewish woman is therefore called an agunah. For decades traditional voices within the Rabbinical Assembly counseled that Conservative Jews should take no unilateral action on this issue, should wait for solutions from the Orthodox community, or joint action with the Orthodox community. While numerous solutions were offered, none were accepted. Liberal voices within the Rabbinical Assembly won out, the movement authorized unilateral action. Lieberman developed a clause to be added to the ketubah. In effect, it was an arbitration agreement used in the case of a divorce. According to leaders of the Conservative movement, a meeting was held between the leaders of the Rabbinical Assembly, representing the Conservative movement, the Rabbinical Council of America, the largest organization of Orthodox rabbis, in an effort to find agreement that the clause was valid from the standpoint of Jewish law, would be included in both Orthodox and Conservative documents.

At the time this clause was proposed it had some support in the Modern Orthodox community, Orthodox leader Joseph Soloveitchik gave this proposal his approval. However, the Orthodox movement never acted to include the clause, most Orthodox rabbis seem to have united in their rejection of the clause as a violation of Jewish law; as a result, it has only been used for wedding documents and ceremonies in some non-Orthodox denominations of Judaism. This clause is still used in many ketubot used by Conservative Jews today. In the intervening years, there has been growing concern regarding the legal validity of this clause due to the United States stand on the separation of church and state. For that reason, state courts have disagreed in terms of recognition of this clause, in a religious document, in a civilian legal setting; as a response to this concern, a separate letter was drawn up, signed by the prospective bride and groom, acknowledging that the conditions of the ketuba had been explained to them, that this letter would be recognized by them as a separate civil document, enforceable in U.

S. courts. However some Conservative rabbis grew to have misgivings about the religious validity of this approach leading the Joint bet din of the Conservative Movement to develop alternative approaches to the problem of the agunah, which include but are not limited to hafka'at kiddushin, retroactive annulment of the marriage. Jewish views on marriage End of entry at Saul Lieberman, Jewish Virtual Library

Alex Feather Akimov

Alex "Feather" Akimov is a Russian–American guitarist and composer, active in the music industry for nearly ten years as a touring musician, a session guitarist and a solo artist in his own right. Akimov has appeared on eleven studio albums, has played hundreds of live performances across the United States, has collaborated with a wide variety of notable artists, including Steve Vai, Britney Spears and Rihanna. Akimov has stated that The Beatles have played a hugely influential role in his musical development, whilst publicly acknowledging Greg Howe as a favorite guitarist. Akimov started playing the guitar. In 2006, he graduated from Gnessin State Musical College in Moscow, with a BA degree in Classical guitar, Jazz guitar and composition. In September 2006, Akimov moved to Los Angeles to study at the Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music, it was at the Los Angeles academy that he learned from great teachers such as Frank Gambale, Steve Fister, Greg Howe and many others. After graduating from LAMA in 2008, Alex started working as a full-time musician.

In 2008, Akimov was hired to work with Ziv during the band's national tour of the United States. The guitarist subsequently appeared on two of Ziv's records and Paper & Sound, with the former awarded the "Best Independent Record of the Year" by a music website. Akimov proceeded to perform more than a hundred shows around the US with Ziv, before ceasing work with the band in 2010, he commenced working with a famous Russian artist, 3-time Russian Grammy Award winner, Irene Nelson. Nelson's music video for her debut single, "Sunrise", aired on MTV Russia and Muz-Tv, placed in the Billboard Dance Charts. In 2011, Akimov toured with the Red Elvises in the Russia. In 2013 Alex joined Mika Newton project signed to JK Music Group / Friendship Collective label owned by Randy Jackson, he took position of a music director. In 2014 Alex joined a worldwide talent search and development company and celebrities involved with isina include Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G, Humberto Gatica, Paul Oakefold In 2015 Alex became a manager of a New District.

The band got nominated for the Teen Choice Awards "Choice Next Big Thing" performed shows with Fifth Harmony, Troye Sivan, Ruth B and many others. In 2016 New District won Bravo Otto Award in the category "Superband" The band's first single got a major radio airplay around the U. S. and Canada including Radio Disney and performed at KIIS FM "Next Up" 2008 – 2009 Ziv – Lead Guitar 2009 – 2010 Irene Nelson – Guitarist, manager 2010 – Eminem FT Rihanna "Love The Way You Lie" Heavy Remix – Guitar 2010 – Eminem FT Rihanna "Love The Way You Lie" Part 2 – Guitarist 2011 – "Search" Ft Greg Howe 2012 – "Beautiful Lani" 2010 – 2013 Red Elvises Guitar player world tour 2013 "The talented" Sony action cam project 2013 Mika Newton Guitarist/music director 2015 New District Boy Band Manager Akimov appeared as a guitarist in the 2008 film Live Fast, Die Young by Christopher Showerman. His debut single "All About The Rain" was released in November 2010, produced by Alex Feather Akimov, Brian Duffy, Brian Garcia.

His second single "Search," a collaboration with guitar virtuoso Greg Howe, was released in March 2011. In June 2011, the third single "Troublemaker" and the final video of the trilogy were released; the album About the Rain was released on iTunes in July 2011. The first single "Beautiful Lani" from his upcoming album Eatmystrings has been released on iTunes along with an official music video in February 2012. Second single called "Monsters are here" Guitar mixed with Dubstep Was released on iTunes in September 2012 The video has become viral on YouTube and received 700,000 views in only 3 weeks In 2013 Alex has joined project by Sony called "The Talented" he was capturing 7 days of a session musician life that captured his studio works, live performances and rehearsals with different artists. Finished footage will be played at Sony Stores around the US 2011-2012 Alex was teaching at GMC, an online guitar lessons community. Official website

Alf Baud

Alfred Miller Baud was an Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton in the Victorian Football League. Baud went to school there. After leaving school, he went to Bendigo for his first job in the Post Office and moved to Melbourne. Baud first played with Carlton with 1913 and during his three-season career was a member of two premiership sides; the first came in 1914 when he played on the wing in the club's Grand Final victory and the other came the following season. He was captain in the 1915 Grand Final due to Billy Dick being suspended and started the game at half back. Soon after he joined the military, enlisting with the 5th Division as a signaller. After serving in Egypt and France, he was wounded with a shrapnel injury to the head at Anzac Ridge in 1917, leaving him with reduced sight; the surgeons put a silver plate in his head. After the war he resumed work with the Post Office, served for 50 years as a telegraphist and postmaster including long terms at the Ascot Vale and North Melbourne Post Offices.

His interest with football continued with Baud spending 19 years on the VFL tribunal. In 1937 he served as chairman of selectors for Carlton Football Club, they won their first VFL Premiership since 1915. Alf Baud's playing statistics from AFL Tables Alf Baud at Bluseum profile Ozsportshistory profile Baud family history

Alexandre Prémat

Alexandre Prémat is a multiple-championship winning French racing driver. In 2020, he will co-drive for Tickford Racing in the Pirtek Enduro Cup. Prémat won the Pirtek Enduro Cup for Triple Eight Race Engineering alongside Shane van Gisbergen in 2016, he won the 2019 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 with Scott McLaughlin, driving for DJR Team Penske. Born in Juvisy-sur-Orge, Essonne, Prémat started his motorsport career in karting at the age of 10. In 1998 the French driver became champion in «Ile-de-France». In 2000 he finished as runner-up in 125cc ICC European Championship, he continued karting until 2000 when he moved up to French Formula Campus, a common starting point for Formula drivers from France. He moved up to French Formula Renault in 2001, after familiarising himself with the series, won the title in 2002. In 2002 he raced in part of the Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup. With the merger of several national Formula Three championships in 2003, Prémat moved to the resultant Formula Three Euroseries, driving for the ASM team with Olivier Pla, another driver who raced in the inaugural GP2 season.

He stayed there for the 2004 season winning the prestigious Macau Grand Prix and Marlboro Masters non-championship races. This earned him a drive in the 2005 GP2 Series, for ART Grand Prix, the team ran by Nicolas Todt, he was behind team-mate Nico Rosberg, but was the highest-place second driver in the championship. Alex remained, alongside the young British driver Lewis Hamilton for 2006, though he was overshadowed, as he finished third whilst Hamilton took the honours. Prémat drove the A1 Team France car in A1 Grand Prix in the 2005–06 season, he and team-mate Nicolas Lapierre winning the title for their nation. Alex did not return to the series for the following season, the French team's form dropped noticeably. Prémat drove the third Spyker MF1 Racing car at the 2006 Chinese Grand Prix, he had an off-season test with Champ Car team Mi-Jack Conquest Racing. Prémat had the quickest time in several sessions and stated that he was targeting a ride in Champ Cars for 2007. Another possibility was to drive in Formula One with Spyker, as one of their test drivers, but it did not work out.

He drove for Audi in the 2007 DTM series and participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Audi. In 2008 Prémat again raced in DTM, the Le Mans Series with Audi. In 2009 French driver remained in this series and participated in 24 Hours of Le Mans, he was fired by Audi before the final race of the 2010 season for running in the New York Marathon instead of recovering from a heavy crash at the previous round. In 2011 he won his class of the Nürburgring 24 Hour race in a Peugeot RCZ. In 2012, Prémat joined the Australia's leading touring car series known as V8 Supercars, driving a Holden VE Commodore for Garry Rogers Motorsport. After a disappointing first half of the season, where he struggled to adapt to the championship, he was rested for the 2012 Armor All Gold Coast 600, with Greg Ritter taking his place, he returned to racing at the following round in Abu Dhabi, went on to finish the season with a best result of thirteenth place at Symmons Plains Raceway. Prémat remained with the team in 2013, starting the season with fourth place in the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide.

Despite showing front-running pace at the start of the season, he failed to achieve consistent results due to poor qualifying and incidents during the races. In January 2014, Prémat announced he was leaving the team in a full-time capacity, however he would return to the team, which were now competing in a Volvo S60, for the endurance events, placing 5th in the Enduro Cup with full-time driver Scott McLaughlin. Prémat once again joined McLaughlin in the 2015 Enduro Cup, with a best result of fifth at the 2015 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. For 2016, Triple Eight Race Engineering poached Prémat to partner with Shane van Gisbergen in the Enduro Cup; the pairing went on to win the 2016 Enduro Cup, including three second-place finishes and Prémat's first race victory in the championship at the 2016 Castrol Gold Coast 600. Interview on SBS radio alexandre premat on SBS Radio Official website Career statistic Career statistic Racing Reference