Colton Herta is an American open-wheel racing driver, the son of IndyCar and Champ Car driver Bryan Herta. Herta made his karting debut in 2010 at the age of 10, racing karts in the IKF series. Although he had been karting since the age of 6, he made his single-debut at 13. In 2014, he made his formula car debut in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, finishing 15th in the championship despite missing the opening weekend due to age requirements. In the same year, Herta made his International Formula racing debut in Sepang, Malaysia with the AsiaCup Series, taking part in one event where he won 1 race win and 3 podium finishes. Herta made a one-off appearance in the Global RallyCross Championship Lites, being the youngest driver to compete in the series. In 2015, he made his debut in the UK-based MSA Formula series, as the youngest driver and the only American on a grid that consisted of Britons, got his first win in the second race at Snetterton Circuit in August, thus helping the United States win the Nations Cup.
He went on finishing third overall. For 2016, he was planning to move to the newly renamed BRDC British F3 series, but was too young to compete at the opening round. Wanting to complete a full season he made the switch to the Euroformula Open Championship, staying with Carlin and finished third in points, with four victories, six podium finishes and five pole positions. Herta went on to compete in six British F3 events, earning three podium finishes including a victory at Brands Hatch. In 2017 Herta joined forces with the newly formed Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing to pilot the 98-car in the Indy Lights Series, he started the year strong with a second-place finish in the first race at St. Petersburg street circuit and followed it up with a Sunday victory, he got his 2nd victory at the next event at the series' 400th race. Herta finished 3rd in the drivers championship. In 2018, Herta remained in Indy Lights, he won four races, including all three held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Herta finished 2nd in points to his Andretti teammate Patricio O'Ward.
Herta participated in the 2019 24 Hours of Daytona in a BMW M8 GTE for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Colton, along with co-drivers Connor De Phillippi, Augusto Farfus and Philipp Eng, won the race in the GTLM class. For the 2019 IndyCar season, Herta is signed to drive the #88 Harding Steinbrenner Racing car in the IndyCar Series Herta was the first IndyCar Series driver born in the 2000s to start a race. On March 24, 2019, at the age of 18, Herta became the youngest-ever winner in IndyCar history by winning the IndyCar Classic at Circuit of the Americas. * Season still in progress. * Season still in progress. Colton Herta driver statistics at Racing-Reference
Paul William Walker IV was an American actor best known for his role as Brian O'Conner in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Walker first gained prominence in 1999 with roles in the teen films She's All That and Varsity Blues. In 2001, he gained international fame for his role in the street racing action film The Fast and the Furious, a role he reprised in five of the next six installments, but died in 2013 in the middle of filming Furious 7. Walker began his career guest-starring on TV shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel, he starred in films such as Joy Ride, Into the Blue, Eight Below, Running Scared. He appeared in the National Geographic series Expedition Great White and in ads for Davidoff Cool Water cologne, he founded the disaster-relief charity Reach Out Worldwide in response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Walker died on November 30, 2013, at the age of 40 as a passenger in a single-car crash alongside friend and driver Roger Rodas. Walker was working on three films at the time of his death which were released posthumously: Hours, Brick Mansions, Furious 7.
The Wiz Khalifa song "See You Again", featuring Charlie Puth, was commissioned for the Furious 7 soundtrack as a tribute to Walker. It was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Original Song in 2015 and was the number-one song in the United States for 12 weeks. Walker was born in Glendale and was the son of Cheryl, a fashion model, Paul William Walker III, a sewer contractor and boxer, a two-time Golden Gloves champion. Paul's paternal grandfather had a boxing career as "'Irish' Billy Walker". Paul's ancestry was English, with some German and Irish. One of his grandfathers raced factory cars for Ford in the 1960s; the oldest of five siblings, Walker was raised in the Sunland community of Los Angeles and attended high school in the San Fernando Valley, graduating from Sun Valley's Village Christian School in 1991. He was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After high school, Walker attended several community colleges in Southern California, majoring in marine biology.
Walker began his small screen career as a toddler, when he starred in a television commercial for Pampers. He began modeling at the age of two and began working on television shows in 1985, with roles in shows such as Highway to Heaven, Who's the Boss?, The Young and the Restless, Touched by an Angel. That year he starred in a commercial for Showbiz Pizza. Walker's film career began with the horror/comedy film Monster in the Closet. In 1987 he appeared in a low budget cyborg action film, with Robert Ginty, he and his sister Ashlie were contestants on a 1988 episode of the game show I'm Telling!. In 1993 he played Brandon Collins on the CBS soap opera the Restless, he and his co-star Heather Tom, who played Victoria Newman, were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a soap opera at the Youth in Film Awards. In 1998, Walker made his feature film debut in the comedy Meet the Deedles, which gained him fame; this subsequently led to supporting roles in the movies Pleasantville, Varsity Blues, She's All That, The Skulls.
In 2001, Walker's breakthrough role arrived when he starred opposite actor Vin Diesel in the successful action film The Fast and the Furious, the first film in the franchise. The film established Walker as a notable film star and leading man and led to his reprise of the role in the 2003 sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious, he continued his career with leading roles in films such as Joy Ride and Into the Blue. He had a supporting role in Clint Eastwood's adaptation of Flags of Our Fathers. Walker starred in the crime thriller Running Scared and Walt Disney Pictures' Eight Below, both released in 2006. Eight Below garnered critical-acclaim and opened in first place at the box office, grossing over US$20 million during its first weekend. During the filming of Running Scared, director Wayne Kramer stated that " is that guy on some level" when comparing Walker with his character in the movie, Joey Gazelle. Kramer continued on to say that he "loved working with because as a director he's supportive of my vision of what the film is.
And better, he's game for it."Walker starred in the independent film The Lazarus Project, released on DVD on October 21, 2008. He subsequently returned to The Fast and the Furious franchise, reprising his role in Fast & Furious, released on April 3, 2009. Walker appeared in the crime drama Takers, which began filming in September 2008 and was released in August 2010; the Coty Prestige fragrance brand Davidoff Cool Water for Men announced in January 2011 that Walker was going to be the new face of the brand as of July 2011. He reprised his role in the fifth installment of The Fast and the Furious series, Fast Five, again in Fast & Furious 6. For this film, he won the 2014 MTV Movie Award with Vin Diesel, he was part of an ensemble cast in Wayne Kramer's Pawn Shop Chronicles, Walker's last film released before his death. Shortly after his death, the Hurricane Katrina based film Hours, which he had completed earlier in 2013, was released on December 13, 2013, he had completed the action film Brick Mansions, a remake of the French film District 13, released in April 2014.
At the time of his death, Walker had been filming Furious 7, slated for release in July 2014. The film was completed by using his brothers Caleb and Cody as
Canyon Country, Santa Clarita, California
Canyon Country is a community and district within the city of Santa Clarita, located in northwestern Los Angeles County, United States. Canyon Country is north of the San Fernando Valley via Newhall Pass through the Santa Susana and San Gabriel Mountains. Canyon Country is located in the upper watershed of the Santa Clara River in the Santa Clarita Valley and Sierra Pelona Mountains foothills; the area was the ancestral homeland of the Tataviam people for over five hundred years, other tribes before such as the Tongva and Serrano people. After the Spanish invasion, the valley first became grazing lands of the Mission San Fernando Rey de España around 1790. In 1834, after Mexican Independence, it became part of the Rancho San Francisco land grant centered on the confluence of the Santa Clara River and Castaic Creek. In the 1880s the rancho become the Newhall Ranch empire of Henry Newhall, now the present day Newhall Land and Farming Company. In 1928 the St. Francis Dam collapsed flooding and washing away settlements and people along the Santa Clara River section of present-day Santa Clarita not including Canyon Country.
Canyon Country was to be called Solemint. It absorbed the community to the west called Honby. In the 1960s and 1970s the Newhall Land company's suburban developments transformed Canyon Country and the surrounding towns into a focused residential and cultural city; the house of The Crandall family used in the movie Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead is located in this town. A home here was featured in the climax of Real Genius, but it no longer exists. In 1987, Canyon Country was one of four communities, with Valencia and Saugus, that merged to create the city of Santa Clarita, California; the latitude of Canyon Country is 34.423N and the longitude is -118.471W. Canyon Country has a population of 59,530 people. Canyon Country is home to the Placerita Canyon Nature Center, the site of California's original gold discovery at the historic "Oak of the Golden Dream" in 1842; the Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 104, Station 123,and Station 132 serve this community. According to a statistical study done on the racial demographics of Santa Clarita, in 2005-2009: 28.2% of the population was hispanic.
Another study done in 2005-2009 found that the average asian population was 11,845. 3.8% of the population between 2005-2009 was black and 76.4% was white. Another study done between 2005-2009 showed that 28% of the population was under the age 18, 30% ages between 25 and 44. In 2017, the city was named as one of the top 100 safest cities in America, it ranked third as the safest city in America with a population of about 200,000. The city says. Due to the location which the city is in and its environment, Canyon Country has been susceptible to many fires over the years. Most notably, the Sand Fire; the Sand fire destroyed nearly 42,000 acres of land. The Buckweed fire had an impact on Santa Clarita valley residents; the Buckweed fire destroyed nearly 38,000 acres throughout both Canyon Country and the Santa Clarita Valley
Valencia High School (Santa Clarita, California)
Valencia High School is a public secondary school located in the Santa Clarita, California community of Valencia and part of the William S. Hart Union High School District. Valencia High School is ranked in Newsweek's 2012 list of America's Best High Schools; the list is based on six components provided by school administrators: graduation rate, college matriculation rate, AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student, average SAT/ACT scores, average AP/IB/AICE scores, AP courses offered per student. Valencia High School opened on September 9, 1994. Highlights include: 1994-95 - First school year. 1997 - First graduation ceremony, held at nearby College of the Canyons. 96-97 was the first school year with all 4 grades in attendance. 1998 - Valencia High School received its first full accreditation from WASC. 2001 - Dr. Paul A. Priesz was named California Principal of the Year. Valencia High School's student population reached over 3,500 students. 2002 - Dr. Priesz was a finalist for National Principal of the Year.
Valencia High School's API test scores were the highest in the district. The boys’ volleyball program secured the first CIF Championship in the school's history. Viking Television was presented an international film-making award. Co-Ed Cheer placed first in the state competition. 2004 - Valencia High School dedicated Dr. Paul A. Priesz Stadium. Valencia High School received a full accreditation from WASC. 2006 - Valencia High School had the largest graduating class in William S. Hart District history; the Valencia boys’ volleyball Team won its 3rd CIF championship. Valencia High School is recognized for its state model School-to-Career program; the Viking softball team won the school's first official National Championship. The Valencia High School choir was chosen to perform in New York City. 2008 - Valencia High School's boys’ volleyball team won the National Championship, its 2nd official National Championship in just three years. The school's softball team went on to clinch another CIF Championship.
Valencia High School's Speech and Debate team won local and national awards. The Valencia High School dance team won a National Championship; this past year marked a number of memorable moments for Valencia High School. For the first time in school history, Valencia scored above 800 on the Academic Performance Index; this achievement placed Valencia High School among the top achieving high schools in both the state and the nation. The school's Mock Trial team won awards at the state level, which advanced them to national competitions. 2009 - The Valencia High School choir performed in Italy at St. Peter's Basilica during a 10-day choral tour; the Valencia High School dance team brought home another National Championship. Circle of Friends, a program of inclusion for special needs and general education peers, was created; the former principal of Valencia High School is Dr. Paul Priesz, he was named Principal of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators for 2002 and came in 8th place for California's 2004 National High School Principal of the Year.
Dr. Paul Priesz is now retired and the new principal of Valencia High School is John Costanzo, the principal of Rio Norte Junior High School. Valencia High School has an award-winning video program; the video program has entered their productions into competitions such as the Student Television Network, All American High School Film Festival, National Film Festival For Talented Youth and the Santa Clarita Film Festival. Eric Hernandez won the Best High School Film Award in 2006 for his film "Living Reflection." The video program features the daily live-television program, VTV. VTV is an early morning news broadcast to the entire school, updating the school on club information, current events and sports. In 2007, VTV became a member of the National Student Television Network, participated in the 2007 tournament at the Disneyland hotel; the VTV team took 3rd place at the tournament. In April 2009 VTV won first place in the 12 Hour Film Festival, for their short film "Hugh takes a Chance", their other film, Reading to Jack and directed by John Savant, won best high school film at the Santa Clarita film festival.
Reading to Jack won best screenplay at STN 2010, has been entered into other film festivals. In 2012, VTV won Best Picture at the STN Film Festival for their film "Shakespeare and Tacos", VTV's Macky Brazina won First Place for Anchoring. In 2016, Kyle Tisdale became the first Production Manager in the history of the program; that year, 8 films produced under him screened at AAHSFF. In addition, the program began work on an extensive documentary named "The In Word", an exploration of the etymology of the titular "In Word", which features interviews from prominent music industry professionals such as Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Jermaine Jackson, Kendrick Lamar; the Valencia High School Choir program consists of 200 students in six separate touring choirs. The VHS Choirs have traveled to Florida, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center New York, Italy and London; the Concert Choir and Women's Chamber Ensembles have achieved the ratings of "Gold Choir" and "Choir of the Festival" and have been invited to the prestigious Festival of Gold numerous times.
Their student accompanists have won the honored Maestro Awards. Each year for the last four years, Valencia has had multiple students accepted into the California All-State Honor Choir. In May 2008, the Women's Choir Dona Bella was awarded Best Overall Choir, the "Esprit Du Cour - Ensemble of
Us Weekly is a weekly celebrity and entertainment magazine based in New York City. Us Weekly was founded in 1977 by The New York Times Company, who sold it in 1980, it was acquired by Wenner Media in 1986, sold to American Media Inc. in 2017. Shortly afterward, former editor James Heidenry stepped down, was replaced by Jennifer Peros; the Chief Content Officer of American Media, Dylan Howard, oversees the publication. Us Weekly covers topics ranging from celebrity relationships to the latest trends in fashion and entertainment; as of 2017, its paid circulation averaged to more than 1.95 million copies weekly and total readership of more than 50 million consumers. The magazine features a different style from its original 1977–2000 format. A monthly industry news and review magazine along the lines of Premiere or Entertainment Weekly, it switched format in 2000 to its current themes of celebrity news and style; the web site Usmagazine.com was launched in fall 2006. In addition to features from the magazine, the site has a breaking celebrity news blog, exclusive photos, red carpet galleries from premieres and events, plus games, videos and polls.
Us Weekly has several signature issues each year, including the Hot Hollywood special issues, in the spring and the fall celebrating young Hollywood. Janet Jackson's June 5, 2006 Us Weekly cover holds the record for the publication's biggest selling issue in history. Launched as a fortnightly publication in 1977, Us by the New York Times Company; the magazine lost money before turning its first profit in 1980. It was sold that year by Macfadden Media, it was acquired by Jann Wenner in 1985 and is a part of Wenner Media LLC, which publishes Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal. In 1991, Us became a monthly publication. In 1999, the company announced plans to shift the Us publication schedule from monthly to weekly; the shift coincided with a change in style from industry news and reviews to a celebrity-focused news magazine. The move was a response to several market forces, including the success of Time, Inc.’s Entertainment Weekly and People magazines. Wenner expressed his intention to keep Us "celebrity-friendly" in contrast with the more gossipy character of its competitors.
He told The New York Times: "We will be nice to celebrities. A lot of my friends are in the entertainment business." The publication focuses on celebrity fashion as well as Hollywood gossip. Kelli Delaney, current New York designer for Members Only served as Fashion Director of the publication; the change took effect in March 2000. In February 2001, Wenner partnered with The Walt Disney Company. But, in August 2006, Wenner Media re-acquired Disney's 50 percent stake, making the publication once again owned and operated by Wenner Media. In July 2003, Janice Min took over as Editor in Chief with Victoria Lasdon Rose as Publisher, Michael Steele as Executive Editor. Steele took over for Min in 2009. Melanie Bromley served as the magazine's West Coast bureau chief from 2007-2012. In 2017, the publication was sold to American Media, Inc. 1977: Us founded by The New York Times Company 1980: Us acquired by Peter J. Callahan's Macfadden Group; the staff of Photoplay and TV Mirror, the merger of Photoplay, Movie Mirror, TV-Radio Mirror, is merged.1986: Us acquired by Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc. now known as Wenner Media LLC 1991: Us changes its bi-weekly frequency to become monthly March 2000: Us changes from a monthly format and goes weekly, changing its title February 2001: Us Weekly partners with The Walt Disney Company January 2006: Us Weekly increases rate base to 1.75 Million July 2006: Us Weekly launches Usmagazine.com August 2006: Wenner Media re-acquires Disney’s 50 percent stake in Us Weekly March 2017: American Media, Inc. bought US Weekly from Wenner Media LLC Just Like Us: photos of celebrities doing things everyday people do.
Inspired by a regular Sesame Street feature about animals. Who Wore It Best?: reader polls of which celebrity wore an outfit better Hot Stuff: the latest gossip from inside Hollywood The Red Carpet: the looks and styles from Hollywood’s hottest parties and premieres Hot Pics: celebrity sightings of stars around the globe Fashion Police: famous comedians cite the fashion disasters of the stars, the best “look of the week” The Record: a roster of changes in the lives of stars — births, divorces, etc. Loose Talk: quotes from the stars Us Musts: according to Us Weekly, the must-see films, TV shows and DVDs In a July 2006 Variety article, Janice Min, Us Weekly editor-in-chief, cited People for the increase in cost to publishers of celebrity photos: They are among the biggest spenders of celebrity photos in the industry.... One of the first things they did, that led to the jacking up of photo prices, was to pay $75,000 to buy pictures of Jennifer Lopez reading Us magazine, so Us Weekly couldn't buy them.
That was the watershed moment. I had never seen anything like it, but they saw a competitor come along, responded. It was a business move, a smart one. In a June 2007 New York Magazine article, Tina Brown was asked, "Do you read the tabloids?" Of course. I read everything. I adore Us Weekly. I think. I'm a big fan of magazines. From a May 2007 New York Post article profiling New York's 50 Most Powerful Women, Janice Min, 37, editor, Us magazine. With her mag's profits placed as high as $90 million a year and readership up 191 percent in the last five years, Janice is not just like us. Nonetheless, the success of Us is attributed to the mother of two's reputation as perky and well liked – as well as its addictive features like t
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Magic Mountain is a 262-acre theme park located in the Santa Clarita, neighborhood of Valencia, 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. It opened on May 1971, as Magic Mountain, a development of the Newhall Land and Farming Company. In 1979, Six Flags added the name "Six Flags" to the park's title. With 19 roller coasters, Six Flags Magic Mountain holds the world record for most roller coasters in an amusement park. In 2017, the park had an estimated 3.3 million visitors, ranking it sixteenth in attendance in North America. When the park opened, there were 500 employees and 33 attractions, many of which were designed and built by Arrow Development Co. which designed and built many of the original attractions at Disneyland. The admission price in 1971 was $5 for adults, $3.50 for children between the ages of 3 and 12. Because the park was in a remote part of Los Angeles County, the Greyhound bus line provided bus service to and from the park and Los Angeles, as well as from Northern California, optionally allowed purchase of park admission at the time the bus ticket was purchased.
At its 1971 opening, the rides and attractions included a steel coaster. There were four transportation rides to the peak: Funicular, a cable railway or funicular renamed Orient Express; the Showcase Theater, was part of the original park and featured Barbra Streisand as the first of many headline performers who would appear at Magic Mountain over the years. In the 1971 season, Magic Mountain obtained permission from Warner Bros. to use Looney Tunes characters. However, they did not continue using the characters after their first year. In 1972, they began using trolls as the park mascots; the trolls King Blop known as King Troll, Bleep and the Wizard became recognizable symbols of Magic Mountain. All King Productions, a contractor, provided the entertainers wearing the costumes until December 31, 1972, when Magic Mountain took on that role; the characters were used until 1985. In 1972, a second flume ride named Jet Stream was added. In 1973 the park added its second roller coaster, the Mountain Express, a compact Schwarzkopf Wildcat model steel coaster.
In 1974 the park installed a new complex of spinning rides in what would be known as Back Street. The new additions consisted of the Himalaya, Electric Rainbow, Tumble Drum. In 1975, the Grand Centennial Railway opened in the Back Street, it took riders on a train journey to back. With the opening of Great American Revolution in 1976, Magic Mountain became the first park in the world to have a modern, 360-degree steel looping coaster; when it was built, there was little in the way of surrounding brush. Now, the tracks are surrounded by trees and bushes, which prevents the riders from knowing the track layout beforehand. Universal filmed a major movie at Magic Mountain with the Revolution as its centerpiece called Rollercoaster in 1977. In 1978, Colossus, at the time the fastest, largest dual-tracked wooden coaster, opened. Following its first season, it was extensively redone; when it reopened, it was a much smoother ride. In 1991, the camel hump before the last, or third, turn was replaced by a block brake.
Though it decreased the speed of the ride after this particular brake, it did allow three trains to run per side at a time increasing capacity. One of the trains sometimes ran backwards for a few years in the mid-80s. However, until the late 1990s this kind of ride was no longer possible due to the newer ride system in place, as well as different trains. During Fright Fest, the park runs one side backwards using a set of trains acquired from the now demolished Psyclone, located on the other side of the park. In 2015, the coaster was re-tracked with steel tracking and several inversions were added to the coaster, it was subsequently rebranded "Twisted Colossus". This renovation was completed by Rocky Mountain Construction. In 1979 the park was sold to Six Flags and became known as Six Flags Magic Mountain in 1980. In 1981, Six Flags Magic Mountain introduced a ride, on the west coast for the first time called Roaring Rapids, it was developed by Intamin in conjunction with the now defunct Six Flags Astroworld, which had opened a similar ride in 1979.
Along with Rapids came the completion of the midway near Spillikin Corners to link with Revolution's area. A complete circuit could be made around the park, it was designed as a dual-sided station, but only one was developed, all that exists of the possible second side is a few supports. It uses large pumps to circulate water, each of the two pumps can circulate 88,500 gallons per minute; the reservoir can hold 1.5 million gallons of water, one of the innovations used on it was the introduction of guide boards to help eliminate jam ups. In 1982 the attraction Freefall was added. Built by Intamin, it was considered a cutting edge drop tower ride, if not a "roller coaster." It ascends the tower and drops down, with the track curving to horizontal, leaving riders on their backs. Others were built for other parks. Today, most of these rides
Integrated Authority File
The Integrated Authority File or GND is an international authority file for the organisation of personal names, subject headings and corporate bodies from catalogues. It is used for documentation in libraries and also by archives and museums; the GND is managed by the German National Library in cooperation with various regional library networks in German-speaking Europe and other partners. The GND falls under the Creative Commons Zero licence; the GND specification provides a hierarchy of high-level entities and sub-classes, useful in library classification, an approach to unambiguous identification of single elements. It comprises an ontology intended for knowledge representation in the semantic web, available in the RDF format; the Integrated Authority File became operational in April 2012 and integrates the content of the following authority files, which have since been discontinued: Name Authority File Corporate Bodies Authority File Subject Headings Authority File Uniform Title File of the Deutsches Musikarchiv At the time of its introduction on 5 April 2012, the GND held 9,493,860 files, including 2,650,000 personalised names.
There are seven main types of GND entities: LIBRIS Virtual International Authority File Information pages about the GND from the German National Library Search via OGND Bereitstellung des ersten GND-Grundbestandes DNB, 19 April 2012 From Authority Control to Linked Authority Data Presentation given by Reinhold Heuvelmann to the ALA MARC Formats Interest Group, June 2012