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The Little Clown

The Little Clown is a 1921 American silent comedy film directed by Thomas N. Heffron and written by Eugene B. Lewis; the film stars Mary Miles Minter, Jack Mulhall, Winter Hall, Helen Dunbar, Cameron Coffey, Neely Edwards. The film was released in March 1921, by Realart Pictures Corporation. Mary Miles Minter as Pat Jack Mulhall as Dick Beverley Winter Hall as Colonel Beverley Helen Dunbar as Mrs. Beverley Cameron Coffey as Roddy Beverley Neely Edwards as Toto Wilton Taylor as Jim Anderson Lucien Littlefield as Connie Potts Zelma Maja as Liz Laura Anson as Nellie Johnson The Little Clown on IMDb

Brian Barton

Brian Deon Barton is an American former professional outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves. Barton attended Westchester High School in his hometown of Los Angeles. During his freshman year in 1997, Barton was the team's MVP and batting champion. In 1998, he led his team to the conference title. Barton led his team to the conference title again during his junior year in 1999, while batting.408 with 4 home runs and was an All-Conference Second-Team pick. In his last season at Westchester, Barton had his best season, he was once again named the team's MVP and batting champion while hitting.500 with 9 home runs, 47 RBI, 14 stolen bases. He was an All-City First-Team pick and was selected the All-Star Conference MVP. Above all of that, Barton's team won the conference championship. Following his senior season, Barton entered the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft, he was not selected until the 38th round, when the Los Angeles Dodgers took him as the 1,137th overall pick.

Barton did not sign. At Loyola Marymount, he played in 33 games as a freshman in 2001. Barton batted just.196 with 7 RBI in 46 at bats. Following the season, he transferred to the University of Miami. Barton sat out the 2002 season but returned to action in 2003, batting.330 with 7 home runs and 54 RBI, leading his team to the College World Series Final 8. In 2004, Barton tied for first with a. 371 batting average. After the 2004 season, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Following his final season at the University of Miami, Barton was not drafted and signed with the Cleveland Indians on August 13, 2004; because he signed with less than one month of the season left in the minor leagues, he did not play in 2004 In 2005, Barton split the season between the Single-A Lake County Captains and the High Single-A Kinston Indians. Barton batted.414 with 4 home runs in limited action with Lake County and.274 with 3 home runs in 64 games with Kinston.

Barton earned the player of the week award twice, one while he was with Lake County and another one with Kinston. Barton played for Kinston again in 2006 but spent some time within Double-A with the Akron Aeros. Barton hit.308 with 13 home runs and 57 RBI with Kinston and in 42 games with Akron, batted.351 with 6 home runs and 26 RBI. Barton was awarded with the player of the week award once when he was with Kinston and was named to the Carolina League midseason and postseason All-Star games. After the 2006 season, Barton was named by Baseball America as a High Class-A All-Star. Barton was 86th on Baseball America's top 100 prospects for 2007 and was the fourth highest prospect in the Indians organization. Barton began the season for the Akron Aeros and in 106 games, batted.314 with 9 home runs and 59 RBI. He was named to the Eastern League midseason All-Star game. Barton spent some time in Triple-A with the Buffalo Bisons, his production dropped. Barton underwent knee surgery in September. After the 2007 season, the Indians did not add him to the 40-man roster, leaving him unprotected for the Rule 5 draft.

Rumors arose that Barton was going to be selected first by the Tampa Bay Rays and subsequently traded to the San Diego Padres. This did not happen however. Barton was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals with the 10th pick. Barton made the Cardinals' opening day roster and made his debut on April 1, 2008, singling in his first at-bat, his first Major League home run came on May 27 against Houston Astros pitcher Shawn Chacón. In 82 games with the Cardinals, he hit.268. On April 20, 2009, Barton was traded to the Atlanta Braves for relief pitcher Blaine Boyer, he appeared in only one game for the Braves during the 2009 season, spending most of his time in AAA with the Gwinnett Braves. He was caught stealing second in his only attempt. Barton signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on December 18, 2009; the deal included an invitation to spring training. He was released by the Dodgers on March 31, 2010. In 2012 Barton signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds. Barton played in the Atlantic League in 2010 with the Newark Bears and Bridgeport Bluefish.

He appeared in 102 combined games with the clubs and hit.348. And the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in 2011. On June 2, 2014 the Sugar Land Skeeters announced that the club has acquired Barton from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in exchange for future considerations. Rule 5 draft results Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference, or Brian Barton on Twitter, or Official website, or University of Miami Biography

A to Z (TV series)

A to Z is an American romantic comedy television series created by Ben Queen. He served as an executive producer with Will McCormack for Warner Bros.. Television; the series debuted on October 2, 2014, on NBC. Viewership fell by nearly 50% by the fifth episode, which aired October 30, NBC canceled the series the next day, though choosing to air the final eight episodes, produced; the series finale aired on January 22, 2015. The story follows the lives of Andrew, an employee at an internet dating site who dreams of meeting the girl of his dreams, Zelda, a no-nonsense lawyer, raised by a hippie mother and carries a rebellious streak. By an accidental chance of fate, Zelda meets Andrew to resolve a mismatch dating dispute and these two single people find themselves falling for each other. From there, the series chronicles their relationship timeline "from A to Z", as narrated by Katey Sagal. Ben Feldman as Andrew Lofland Cristin Milioti as Zelda Vasco Henry Zebrowski as Stu Bartokowski Lenora Crichlow as Stephie Bennett Christina Kirk as "Big Bird" Lydia Hong Chau as Lora Parvesh Cheena as Dinesh Katey Sagal as the narrator Patrick Carlyle as Sage Ben Falcone as Howard Nancy Friedrich as Nancy A to Z has received favorable reviews.

Rotten Tomatoes gives the show a rating of 67% based on 48 reviews. The site's consensus states: "The leads are endearing, but A to Z's writing feels gimmicky and lacks a fresh perspective on the modern-day TV romance." Metacritic gives the show a score of 66 out of 100, based on reviews from 24 critics, indicating "generally favorable" reviews. The series is available to stream in Australia on Stan, it broadcast on UK channel E4. It began broadcasting on tv2 in New Zealand on December 6, 2015.. It is available in Colombia on Warner Channel. Official website A to Z on IMDb

Casimir II the Just

Casimir II the Just was a Lesser Polish Duke of Wiślica from 1166–1173, of Sandomierz after 1173. He became ruler over the Polish Seniorate Province at Kraków and thereby High Duke of Poland in 1177. In 1186 Casimir inherited the Duchy of Masovia from his nephew Leszek, becoming the progenitor of the Masovian branch of the royal Piast dynasty, great-grandfather of the Polish king Władysław I the Elbow-high; the honorific title "the Just" was not contemporary and first appeared in the 16th century. Casimir, the sixth but fourth surviving son of Bolesław III Wrymouth, Duke of Poland, by his second wife Salomea, daughter of Count Henry of Berg, was born in 1138 on the brink of his father's death, it is possible that he was born shortly after, as a consequence was posthumous. This may explain why he was not mentioned in the Bolesław III's Testament, thus left without any land. During his first years and his sister Agnes lived with their mother Salomea in her widow land of Łęczyca. There, the young prince remained far away from the struggles of his brothers Bolesław IV the Curly and Mieszko III the Old with their older half-brother High Duke Władysław II, who tried to reunite all of Poland under his rule and was expelled in 1146.

Salomea of Berg had died in 1144. Casimir and Agnes were cared for by their elder brother Bolesław IV, who assumed the high ducal title two years later. Although under his tutelage the young prince could feel safe, he had no guarantee to receive part of the paternal inheritance in the future; when in 1154 he reached the proper age to assume control over some of the lands of the family, he remained with nothing. Three years his situation worsened as a result of the successful Polish campaign of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, who came to the aid of Władysław II and his sons; as a part of the treaty Bolesław IV had to conclude with Barbarossa, Casimir was sent to Germany as a hostage in order to secure the loyalty of his brother to the Emperor. The fate of Casimir at the Imperial Court is unknown, he returned to Poland before 21 May 1161, because on that day he is mentioned in a document along with two of his brothers, Bolesław IV and Henry of Sandomierz. In 1166, Casimir's brother Henry was killed in battle during a Prussian Crusade.

He died without issue, in his will he named Casimir the only heir of his Lesser Polish Duchy of Sandomierz. However, High Duke Bolesław IV decided to divide the duchy into three parts: the largest he gave to himself. Angry and disappointed with the decision of the High Duke, Casimir rebelled against him, with the support of his brother Mieszko, the magnate Jaksa of Miechów, Sviatoslav son of Piotr Włostowic, Archbishop Jan of Gniezno, Bishop Gedko of Kraków. Casimir had the support of all of Lesser Poland. Quick actions by Bolesław IV stopped the rebellion, in the end, Casimir was only able to retain Wiślica. In 1172, Mieszko III again rebelled against the High Duke, tried to persuade his younger brother to join him. For unknown reasons, Casimir refused to participate this time. Bolesław IV died in 1173 and according to the principle of agnatic seniority he was succeeded as High Duke by Mieszko III the Old, the oldest surviving brother. Mieszko decided to give the entire Sandomierz duchy to Casimir, so Casimir assumed the ducal title that his late brother had usurped.

The strong and dictatorial rule of the new High Duke caused a deep disaffection among the Lesser Polish nobility. This time a new revolt instigated in 1177 had a real chance of victory; the rebellion, apart of the magnates, counted upon the support of Bishop of Kraków. The reasons for his inclusion in this revolt, after being reconciled with Mieszko, are unknown; the battle for new leadership took quite strange course: Mieszko III surprised by the rebels in his Duchy of Greater Poland, withdrew to Poznań, where he stayed for two years enduring heavy fighting with his son Odon. He was defeated and was forced to escape. Duke Bolesław the Tall failed to conquer Kraków and the Seniorate Province, as he himself was stuck in an inner-Silesian conflict with his brother Mieszko I Tanglefoot and his own son Jarosław. After a action in Silesia, Casimir marched to Kraków, mastered. Casimir, now Duke of Kraków, decided to conclude a treaty under which Bolesław the Tall obtained full authority over Lower Silesia at Wrocław, in return Casimir granted the Lesser Polish districts of Bytom, Oświęcim and Pszczyna to the deposed Mieszko I Tanglefoot as a gift for Casimir's godson and namesake Casimir I of Opole, the only son of Mieszko I Tanglefoot.

The 1177 rebellion against High Duke Mieszko III the Old was a complete success for Casimir, who not only conquered Kraków obtaining the high ducal title, but managed to extend his sovereignty as Polish monarch over Silesia, Greater Poland, Masovia and Kuyavia (ruled by Duke Leszek a minor and under the tutelage

Richard Arkwright

Sir Richard Arkwright was an English inventor and a leading entrepreneur during the early Industrial Revolution. He is credited as the driving force behind the development of the spinning frame, known as the water frame after it was adapted to use water power, he was the first to develop factories housing both mechanised spinning operations. Arkwright's achievement was to combine power, semi-skilled labour and the new raw material of cotton to create mass-produced yarn, his organizational skills earned him the accolade "father of the modern industrial factory system," notably through the methods developed in his mill at Cromford, Derbyshire. Richard Arkwright was born in Preston, England on 23 December 1732, the youngest of seven surviving children, his father, was a tailor and a Preston Guild burgess. Richard's parents and Thomas, could not afford to send him to school and instead arranged for him to be taught to read and write by his cousin Ellen, he was apprenticed to a Mr. Nicholson, a barber at the nearby town of Kirkham, began his working life as a barber and wig-maker, setting up a shop at Churchgate in Bolton in the early 1760s.

It was here that he invented a waterproof dye for use on the fashionable periwigs of the time, the income from which funded his prototype cotton machinery. Arkwright married his first wife, Patience Holt, in 1755, they had a son, Richard Arkwright Junior, born the same year. Patience died in 1756, in 1761 Arkwright, aged 29, married Margaret Biggins, they had three children. At some time after the death of his first wife, Arkwright became interested in the development of carding and spinning machinery to replace hand labour in the conversion of raw cotton to thread for weaving. In 1768, Arkwright and John Kay, a clockmaker, returned to Preston, renting rooms in a house on Stoneygate, where they worked on a spinning machine. In 1769 Arkwright patented the spinning frame, a machine which produced twisted threads, using wooden and metal cylinders rather than human fingers; this machine powered by horses reduced the cost of cotton-spinning, would lead to major changes in the textile industry. Lewis Paul had invented a machine for carding in 1748.

Arkwright made improvements to this machine and in 1775 took out a patent for a new carding engine, which converted raw cotton to a continuous skein prior to spinning. The machine used a succession of uneven rollers rotating at higher speeds to draw out the roving, before applying a twist via a bobbin-and-flyer mechanism, it could make cotton thread strong enough for the warp threads of cloth. Arkwright and John Smalley set up a small horse-driven factory at Nottingham. To obtain capital for expansion, Arkwright formed a partnership with Jedediah Strutt and Samuel Need, wealthy nonconformist hosiery manufacturers. In 1771, the partners built the world's first water-powered mill at Cromford, which covered both carding and spinning operations and employed 200 people. In 1776 Arkwright built a second, larger mill at Cromford and, soon afterwards, mills at Bakewell and elsewhere, his success as a businessman and innovator was recognized in his own time. The spinning frame was a significant advance over Hargreaves's spinning jenny, in that little training was required to operate the machinery, which produced a strong yarn suitable for warp threads.

To strengthen his position in relation to his many competitors and emulators, Arkwright obtained a "grand patent" in 1775, which he hoped would consolidate his position within the fast-growing cotton industry. Public opinion, was bitterly hostile to exclusive patents, in 1781 Arkwright initiated legal proceedings to assert his rights; the case dragged on in court until 1785, when it was settled against him on the grounds that his specifications were deficient: the court had heard assertions that the spinning frame was the invention of Arkwright's employee John Kay, or of Thomas Highs, Kay's previous employer. With the expansion of the mill at Cromford, it soon became apparent that the existing population of the town would be inadequate to provide the labour needed for the scale of operations which Arkwright was planning, he therefore brought in workers from outside the locality, building a cluster of cottages near the mill to house them. Arkwright instigated highly-disciplined working arrangements at Cromford.

Work was organised in two 13-hour shifts including an overlap for the change of shift. Bells rang at 5 am and 5 pm and the gates were shut at 6 am and 6 p.m.: anyone, late was excluded from work for the rest of the day and lost an extra day's pay. Arkwright encouraged weavers with large families to move to Cromford. Whole families were employed, including large numbers of children as young as seven, he allowed employees a week's holiday a year, on condition. After establishing the mill at Cromford, Arkwright returned to Lancashire and took up a lease of the Birkacre mill at Chorley, to become a catalyst for the town's growth into one of the most important industrialised towns of the Industrial Revolution. In 1777 Arkwright leased the Haarlem Mill in Wirksworth, Derbyshire