Clarence Wesley "Cap" Wigington was an African-American architect who grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. After winning three first prizes in charcoal and pen and ink at an art competition during the Trans-Mississippi Exposition in 1899, Wigington went on to become a renowned architect across the Midwestern United States, at a time when African-American architects were few. Wigington was the nation's first black municipal architect, serving 34 years as senior designer for the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota's architectural office when the city had an ambitious building program. Sixty of his buildings still stand in St. Paul, with several recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. Wigington's architectural legacy is one of the most significant bodies of work by an African-American architect. Clarence Wesley Wigington was born in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1883, but his family soon moved to Omaha, where he was raised in North Omaha's Walnut Hill neighborhood. After graduating from Omaha High School at the age of 15, Wigington left an Omaha art school in 1902 to work for Thomas R. Kimball president of the American Institute of Architects.
After six years he started his own office. In 1910 Wigington was listed by the U. S. Census as one of only 59 African-American architects and draftsmen in the country. While in Omaha, Wigington designed the Broomfield Rowhouse, Zion Baptist Church, the second St. John's African Methodist Episcopal Church building, along with several other single and multiple family dwellings. After marrying Viola Williams, Wigington received his first public commission, to design a small brick potato chip factory in Sheridan, Wyoming, he ran the establishment for several years. It was in Minnesota where Wigington created a national reputation, he moved there in 1914 and by 1917 was promoted to the position of senior architectural designer for the City of St. Paul. During the 1920s and'30s, Wigington designed most of the Saint Paul Public Schools buildings, as well as golf clubhouses, fire stations, park buildings, airports for the city. Other Wigington structures include the Highland Park Tower, the Holman Field Administration Building and the Harriet Island Pavilion, all now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the Roy Wilkins Auditorium.
Wigington designed monumental ice palaces for the St. Paul Winter Carnival in the 1930s and'40s. Wigington was among the 13 founders of the Sterling Club, a social club for railroad porters, waiters and other black men, he founded the Home Guards of Minnesota, an all-black militia established in 1918 when racial segregation prohibited his entry into the Minnesota National Guard during World War I. As the leader of that group, he was given the rank of captain, from which the nickname "Cap" was derived. After retiring from the City of St. Paul in 1949, Wigington began a private architectural practice in California. Soon after moving to Kansas City, Missouri in 1967, he died on July 7; as senior architect for the city, Wigington designed schools, fire stations, park structures and municipal buildings. Aside from his work in Omaha, Wigington designed the building which hosted the North Carolina State University at Durham. Nearly 60 Wigington-designed buildings still stand in St. Paul, they include the notable Highland Park Clubhouse, Cleveland High School, Randolph Heights Elementary School, the downtown St. Paul Police Station, in addition to the Palm House and the Zoological Building at the Como Park Zoo.
Sixty of his buildings still stand in Saint Paul, with four recognized by listing on the National Register of Historic Places. His architectural legacy constitutes one of the most significant bodies of work by an African-American architect. Renamed to honor Wigington in 1998, the Harriet Island Pavilion is now called the Clarence W. Wigington Pavilion. Architecture of North Omaha, Nebraska Olson, Bob, A Water Tower, A Pavilion And Three National Historic Sites - Clarence Wigington And The Historical Legacy He Left To The People Of St Paul, Ramsey County History Quarterly V34 #4, Ramsey County Historical Society,St Paul, MN, 2000. Clarence Wigington in MNopedia, the Minnesota Encyclopedia Wigington Pemberton Family papers, N194, Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, MN. Cap Wigington, St. Paul's architect, interview of Dr. Annette Atkins on Minnesota Public Radio A Biography of "Cap" Clarence Wigington by Linda Williams for NorthOmahaHistory.com
The T-623 is a Czech rear-engined car, manufactured by Tatra. It was designed as a rapid response vehicle for use in civilian operations; the car was based on second-hand Tatra 613-2 model, modified by AMK Narex who specialized in rescue operations. This business had been set up by former racer, Cyril Svoboda, notorious for having adapted a Lancia Beta for rescue duties. In 1984, AMK Narex had produced six T-623; the success of the T-623 resulted in Tatra carrying out further modifications, in collaboration with Narex and Kovoslužba rescue organizations. Because of the need of organizers for a car capable of keeping up with F1 cars on the opening race, the T-623 was further developed into the 2-seat and more powerful T-623 R, and it led to a fleet of eight cars being used in Formula One as a safety cars at the inaugural 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix. The latest Hungarian Grand Prix that T-623 R was participated was held in 1995, where Taki Inoue was hit by the car; the car now featured a 3.8-Litre V8 engine producing over 300 hp, was capable of a top speed of 250 km/h.
Its features included: racing seats. Its aluminum fenders and doors, plus plexiglass windows, contributed to a kerb weight of 1,270 kg or a significant weight reduction of 350 kg; the rescue cars were replaced by modified Škoda Octavia models. The T-623 went on to form the basis of the Czech first super-sports car, the MTX Tatra V8. List of Czech cars
I'll Be Around is the fifth studio album by the American bluegrass band Split Lip Rayfield, released on October 15, 2008. It is significant in that this is the first studio album after former guitar player Kirk Rundstrom's death, it is dedicated to his memory. Of note in the liner notes is a set of instructions to the building of the famous "Gas-Tank Bass" of Jeff Eaton. Rig or Cross 2:32 All the Same 2:37 Aces High 3:25 Heart of Darkness 2:49 Factory 2:05 The High Price of Necromancy 2:23 Fallen 3:40 Hobo Love Song 2:14 Devil Lies 3:16 It's Been So Long 3:55 Sin River 1:46 I'll Be Around 3:57 Jeff Eaton - Gas-Tank Bass, Backing vocals Wayne Gottstine - Mandolin, Vocals Eric Mardis - Banjo, Vocals All Music link
Jan Philipp Fürchtegott Reemtsma is a German literary scholar and political activist. The son of Philipp Fürchtegott Reemtsma and Gertrud Reemtsma, he studied German literature and philosophy at the University of Hamburg, where he has been active as a professor of German literature since 1996. Reemtsma founded the Arno-Schmidt-Stiftung, or Arno-Schmidt Foundation in 1981. In 1984 he founded the Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung, or Hamburg Institute for Social Research and the Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kultur or the Hamburg Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Culture. Reemtsma and HIS produced two exhibitions about war crimes of the Wehrmacht collectively known as the Wehrmachtsausstellung, or the Wehrmacht Exhibition; the first exhibition opened in 1995, traveled to 33 German and Austrian cities. Reemtsma has written a bestselling account of his experiences during a 1996 kidnapping; as a result, Reemtsma has become known to a wider public. In Germany in the 21st century, his views are referred to in public debates.
Reemtsma has been the director of the Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung since he founded it in 1984. The three research units of the HIS are: Theory and History of Violence, The Society of the Federal Republic of Germany, Nation and Society. Reemtsma headed the working group that conceptualized the Institute’s 1995 umbrella project In the Light of Our Century: Violence and Destructiveness in the Twentieth Century. Within this framework, two exhibitions were realized: “200 Days and 1 Century” focused on violence in the twentieth century and was presented in Germany, in Caen, France. An exhibition on crimes of the German Wehrmacht, the first of two publicized exhibitions which drew more than one million visitors at some forty venues in Germany and Luxemburg. Reemtsma advises and supports cultural and scholarly institutions in various positions, for example as a member of the board of trustees of the Cultural Foundation of the German Federal States. Wieland-Medaille Copernicus Medal of the University of Kraków Lessing Preis der Stadt Hamburg Dr.h.c.
Universität Konstanz Gerhard Mercator Professor der Gerhard Mercator Universität Duisburg Fine Arts Prize for Literature of Lower Saxony Leibniz Medal of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences Heinz Galinski Prize for fostering German-Jewish understanding Dr.h.c. Der Universität Magdeburg Teddy Kollek Award of the Jerusalem Foundation Johannes Gutenberg Professur der Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz Ferdinand Tönnies Medalle der Christian Albrechts Universität Kiel Schiller-Professur der Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Influence of Sociology on Public Life of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie *Jewish Museum Award for Understanding and Tolerance Mannheim Schiller Preis Schader Preis der Schader Stiftung, Darmstadt. With Mauro Basaure, Rasmus Willig: Erneuerung der Kritik. Axel Honneth im Gespräch, Frankfurt a. M.: Campus, 2009 Vertrauen und Gewalt. Versuch über eine besondere Konstellation der Moderne, Hamburg 2008 Lessing in Hamburg, München 2007 Über Arno Schmidt: Vermessungen eines poetischen Terrains, Frankfurt/M 2006 Das unaufhebbare Nichtbescheidwissen der Mehrheit: Sechs Reden über Literatur und Kunst München 2005 Folter im Rechtsstaat?, Hamburg 2005 Rudi Dutschke Andreas Baader und die RAF, Hamburg 2005 Warum Hagen Jung-Ortlieb erschlug.
Unzeitgemäßes über Krieg und München 2003 Verbrechensopfer. Gesetz und Gerechtigkeit, München 2002 Die Gewalt spricht nicht. Drei Reden, Stuttgart 2002 Wie hätte ich mich verhalten? Und andere nicht nur deutsche Fragen, München 2001 Der Liebe Maskentanz. Aufsätze zum Werk Christoph Martin Wielands, Zürich 1999 Das Recht des Opfers auf die Bestrafung des Täters - als Problem, München 1999 Mord am Strand. Allianzen von Zivilisation und Barbarei. Aufsätze und Reden, Hamburg 1998 Der Vorgang des Ertaubens nach dem Urknall. 10 Reden und Aufsätze, Zürich 1995 Das Buch vom Ich. Christoph Martin Wielands “Aristipp und einige seiner Zeitgenossen”. Zürich 1993 “Tolerance: Where Something Is Missing”, in: Alfred Herrhausen Society for International Dialogue: The End of Tolerance? London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2002 “The Concept of the War of Annihilation: Clausewitz, Hitler”, in: Hannes Heer, Klaus Naumann War of Extermin
Get Lost, Find Yourself is the third studio album by French rock band Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, released on 18 May 2015. It is their first album without founding drummer Jonathan Donnaes, who left the band to spend time with his fiancée in August 2014; the first single, "Playing Dead", was released on 24 March 2015. The second single, "The Other Line" was released on 20 April; the album was released on 18 May through Fearless Records. Reviewing the album for Kerrang!, Tom Shepherd said the band "stack their sound in favour of their saccharine melodies" matched with a "more measured use of the chuggy breakdowns" and as a result the album benefits. The album was included at number 28 on Rock Sound's top 50 releases of 2015 list. Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Bert Poncet – lead vocals Éric Poncet – lead guitar, backing vocals Paul "Wilson" Cordebard – rhythm guitar, backing vocals Mathias Rigal – bass Bastien Lafaye – drums, percussionProductionKyle Black – producer, mixing Citations Sources