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Walter Chrysler

Walter Percy Chrysler was an American automotive industry executive and founder of Chrysler Corporation, now a part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Chrysler was born in Wamego, the son of Anna Maria and Henry Chrysler, he grew up in Ellis, where today his boyhood home is a museum. His father was born in Chatham, Ontario in 1850 and immigrated to the United States after 1858. A Freemason, Chrysler began his career as a railroad mechanic in Ellis, he took correspondence courses from International Correspondence Schools in Scranton, earning a mechanical degree from the correspondence program. Walter Chrysler's father, Henry Chrysler, was a Canadian-American of Dutch ancestry, he was an American Civil War veteran, a locomotive engineer for the Kansas Pacific Railway and its successor, the Union Pacific Railroad. Walter's mother was born in Rocheport and was of German ancestry. Walter Chrysler was not interested in his remote ancestors. I got millions of'em!'." However, he thought enough of genealogy to include in his autobiography that his father, Hank Chrysler, "Canadian born, had been brought from Chatham, Ontario, to Kansas City when he was only five or six.

His forebears had founded Chatham. He was one of a group of Protestants who had left their German homeland in the Rhine Valley, gone to the Netherlands, thence to England and embarked from Plymouth for New York." Other researchers have since traced his ancestors in more detail. Karin Holl's monograph on the subject traces the family tree to a Johann Philipp Kreißler, born in 1672, who left Germany for America in 1709. Chrysler's ancestors came from the Rhineland-Palatinate town of Guntersblum, his family belongs to Old Stock Americans. Chrysler apprenticed in the railroad shops at Ellis as a railroad mechanic, he spent a period of years roaming the west, working for various railroads as a roundhouse mechanic with a reputation of being good at valve-setting jobs. Chrysler moved first to Wellington, KS in 1897 to Denver, CO and Cheyenne, WY; some of his moves were due to restlessness and a too-quick temper, but his roaming was a way to become more well-rounded in his railroad knowledge. He worked his way up through positions such as foreman, division master mechanic, general master mechanic.

From 1905 -- 1906, Chrysler worked for the Fort Denver Railway in Childress in West Texas. He lived and worked in Oelwein, Iowa, at the main shops of the Chicago Great Western where there is a small park dedicated to him; the pinnacle of his railroading career came at Pittsburgh, where he became works manager of the Allegheny locomotive erecting shops of the American Locomotive Company. While working in Pittsburgh, Chrysler lived in the town of Bellevue, the first town outside of Pittsburgh on the north side of the Ohio River. Chrysler's automotive career began in 1911 when he received a summons to meet with James J. Storrow, a banker, a director of Alco. Storrow asked him. Chrysler had been an auto enthusiast for over five years by and was interested. Storrow arranged a meeting with Charles W. Nash president of the Buick Motor Company, looking for a smart production chief. Chrysler, who had resigned from many railroading jobs over the years, made his final resignation from railroading to become works manager at Buick in Flint, Michigan.

He found many ways to reduce the costs of production, such as putting an end to finishing automobile undercarriages with the same luxurious quality of finish that the body warranted. In 1916, William C. Durant, who founded General Motors in 1908, had retaken GM from bankers who had taken over the company. Chrysler, tied to the bankers, submitted his resignation to Durant based in New York City. Durant took the first train to Flint to make an attempt to keep Chrysler at the helm of Buick. Durant made the then-unheard of salary offer of US$10,000 a month for three years, with a US$500,000 bonus at the end of each year, or US$500,000 in stock. Additionally, Chrysler would report directly to Durant, would have full run of Buick without interference from anyone. In shock, Chrysler asked Durant to repeat the offer, which he did. Chrysler accepted. Chrysler ran Buick for three more years. Not long after his three-year contract was up, he resigned from his job as president of Buick in 1919, he did not agree with Durant's vision for the future of General Motors.

Durant paid Chrysler US$10 million for his GM stock. Chrysler had started at Buick in 1911 for US$6,000 a year, left one of the richest men in America. GM replaced Chrysler with Harry H. Bassett a protege who had risen through the ranks at the Weston-Mott axle manufacturing company, by a subsidiary of Buick. Chrysler was hired to attempt a turnaround by bankers who foresaw the loss of their investment in Willys-Overland Motor Company in Toledo, Ohio, he demanded, received, a salary of US$1 million a year for two years, an astonishing amount at that time. When Chrysler left Willys in 1921 after an unsuccessful attempt to wrestle control from John Willys, he acquired a controlli

2018 Kelantan state election

The 14th Kelantan State election will be held on or before 23 August 2018. The previous state election was held on 5 May 2013; the state assemblymen is elected to 5 years term each. The Kelantan State Legislative Assembly would automatically dissolve on 13 June 2018, the fifth anniversary of the first sitting, elections must be held within sixty days of the dissolution, unless dissolved prior to that date by the Head of State on the advice of the Head of Government. Barisan Nasional is set to contest all 45 seats in Kelantan State Legislative Assembly. Barisan Nasional linchpin party United Malays National Organisation is to set to contest major share of Barisan Nasional seats. Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party is set to contest all 45 seats in Kelantan to defend their victory in the last election. Pakatan Harapan have decided to contest all 45 seats in Kelantan. However, Pakatan Harapan has yet to finalize 14 seats at the moment; the seats are including Demit, Kemuning and Kijang. On 1 March 2018, Pakatan Harapan has completed the distribution of seats in Kelantan.

National Trust Party will contest in 23 seats while the Malaysian United Indigenous Party will have 11 seats. People's Justice Party will contest 10 seats while the Democratic Action Party will contest a single seat, in Galas. Parti Sosialis Malaysia will contest in Kota Lama; the 14th General Election witnessed 37 governmental seats and 8 non-governmental seats filled the Kelantan State Legislative Assembly. The government side has 6 safe seats and 5 safe seats. However, none of the non-government side has safe and safe seat

Loopy De Loop

Loopy De Loop is a theatrical cartoon short series produced and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera after leaving MGM and opening their new studio, Hanna-Barbera Productions. The series, released to theatres through Columbia, ran from November 5, 1959 to June 17, 1965. Loopy is a gentleman wolf who mangled the English language in his bid to converse in a French-Canadian accent, always wore a characteristic tuque knit cap. A self-appointed good Samaritan, he dauntlessly fought to clear the bad name of wolves and would open every episode with his trademark introduction "I am Loopy De Loop, the good wolf." Though he was always kind and helpful, his exploits got him beaten up or chased out of town by the people he had helped, all for no other reason than the prejudice of being a wolf. The character's name was an inspired combination of a play on words: "Loop the loop" is a 360-degree back flip performed by airplane stunt pilots. Canis lupus is the Latin-based scientific name for the grey wolf species of the dog family, with the species' name of lupus being the basis for "loup", the French word for wolf.

"Loopy" is a synonym for "crazy" or "eccentric" Animation historian Christopher P. Lehman places the Loopy De Loop character and series in the context of their time. Loopy is a wolf devoted to improving the negative image of his species, he chooses to be good. He performs good deeds for other people in a recurring show of generosity, yet the people he tried to help would be ungrateful, turning on him, attacking him. Loopy is a character suffering persecution because of his looks and the bad reputation of his entire species, not because of his deeds or his personality. Lehman connects Loopy's fate to the then-contemporary struggles of African Americans to integrate into the wider society of the United States, while facing racial stereotypes which were ingrained. Black people were variously stereotyped at the time as humble servants, oversexed brutes, childlike simpletons. Like Loopy, African Americans had to struggle and overcome the negative reputation of their entire kind. Lehman notes that the Loopy De Loop animated film series lasted from 1959 to 1965, the most progressive period for the Civil Rights Movement.

The series ended following the desegregation efforts of the era, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The movement was noted for its use of nonviolence as a tactic, love as a theme in speech, integration as a means to achieve the goal of forming a beloved community. Lehman notes some similarities between Loopy and another French-speaking animated character: Pepé Le Pew; the French language was used by American animation studios to illustrate their characters' loving feelings and these two characters are prime examples of the trope. However, there is a key difference between Loopy and Pepé. Pepé is an amorous character and the aspect of love he embraces is eros. Loopy the Good Samaritan instead embraces agape. In 1969, Loopy's film shorts were gathered together into a syndicated television series titled Loopy de Loop. Daws Butler as Loopy De Loop Other voices include Don Messick, Doug Young, Mel Blanc, Red Coffey, Hal Smith, Arnold Stang, June Foray, Jean Vander Pyl, Julie Bennett, Janet Waldo, Nancy Wible, Howard Morris, Paul Frees.

A brief scene from "Two Faced Wolf" appears in The Monkees' film Head. Loopy appeared in the 1991 NBC series Yo Yogi!, voiced by Greg Burson. He appears as an owner of The Picnic Basket at Jellystone Mall's food court. Loopy appeared in the Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law episode "Juror in Court." He escapes from the prison along with many Harvey's clients. It is unknown why he was there because he never appeared in the show before and was not a client of Harvey. Loopy appears in a recap of the previous episode in "The Death of Harvey". Loopy is quoted by Sami Frey's character, Franz, in Jean-Luc Godard's French-language feature film, Bande à part. On September 9, 2014, Warner Archive released Loopy De Loop: The Complete Collection on DVD in Region 1 as part of their Hanna–Barbera Classics Collection. Italian: Lupo de Lupis Brazilian Portuguese: Loopy Le Beau Portuguese: similar to English Spanish: Loopy de Loop, el lobo bueno Lehman, Christopher P. "The Cartoons of 1961-1962", American Animated Cartoons of the Vietnam Era: A Study of Social Commentary in Films and Television Programs, 1961-1973, McFarland & Company, ISBN 978-0786451425 Loopy De Loop on IMDb Loopy De Loop at Don Markstein's Toonopedia.

Archived from the original on November 16, 2015. The Cartoon Scrapbook – Loopy De Loop The Big Cartoon Database – Loopy De Loop

Chicago State Cougars men's basketball

The Chicago State Cougars men's basketball team represents Chicago State University in Chicago, United States. The team competes in the Western Athletic Conference and is coached by Lance Irvin, now in his second season; the Cougars play their home games at Patricia Jones Convocation Center. The 2012–13 Cougars won the Great West Conference Tournament championship to earn an automatic bid to the Tournament. The Cougars have appeared in three NAIA Tournaments, their record is 5–3. The Cougars have appeared in one Postseason Tournament. Their record is 0–1. Official website

Timothy O'Neill (camoufleur)

Timothy R. O'Neill is an American camouflage expert, responsible for designing the digital camouflage pattern MARPAT. Timothy O'Neill was educated at The Citadel, gaining a bachelor's degree in political science, he served in the U. S. Army for 25 years from 1966, he served as a commander of tank and armoured cavalry units. He gained a doctorate in camouflage, testing his ideas in the field at Kentucky. In 1976, this work gained him a post as instructor at the West Point military academy, where he founded and was the first director of the program in engineering psychology, his work on digital camouflage led to the camouflage used on Army Combat Uniform. He reached the rank of lieutenant colonel, he retired from the army in 1991. He worked in industry, in Provant, in U. S. Cavalry Security Gear and Systems, Inc. From 2001, he has served as a camouflage consultant, working for the U. S. Army and Marine Corps, he assisted in the design of hunting camouflage for W. L. Gore Associates, creating the Optifade pattern, based for the first time on study of the vision of deer, i.e. the animals that are to be fooled by the camouflage: it combines macro- and micro-patterns, is said to work "amazingly well".

For Hyperstealth Corp. he and the company's founder Guy Cramer designed the Razzacam pattern, said by David Rothenberg to be based on World War I dazzle camouflage "with pixelated and dithered patterns that are dizzying to look at, confounding our ability to parse their organizational structure". With Cramer, O'Neill developed a snow camouflage pattern for the U. S. Marine Corps. In 1976, O'Neill created a pixellated pattern named "Dual-Tex", he called the digital approach "texture match". The initial work was done by hand on a retired M113 armoured personnel carrier at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Field testing showed that the result was good compared to the U. S. Army's existing camouflage patterns. At a distance, the squares merged into a larger pattern, breaking up the vehicle's outline and making it blend into the background of trees. Closer up, the pattern imitated smaller details of the landscape, appearing as leaves, grass tufts, shadows. O'Neill was quoted in a report by an American government watchdog, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, critical of wasteful Pentagon spending.

O'Neil is reported as stating of the camouflage pattern in use: "Desert designs don't work well in woodland areas and woodland patterns perform poorly in the desert." In O'Neill's view, "it is best to tailor the spatial characteristics and color palette of a camouflage pattern to the specific environment and tactical position where those using the camouflage would be inclined to hide." O'Neill is married to Eufrona O'Neill and they live in Alexandria, Virginia. O'Neill has been called the father of digital camouflage, he is featured in the 2015 Australian documentary film Deception by Design

Grammy Award for Best Concept Music Video

The Grammy Award for Best Concept Music Video was an award, presented to recording artists at the 30th Grammy Awards in 1988, the 31st Grammy Awards in 1989, for quality, concept music videos. The Grammy Awards is an annual ceremony, established in 1958 and was called the Gramophone Awards. Beginning in 1982, the Academy began to honor quality music videos with the Video of the Year category, discontinued with the establishment of the MTV Video Music Awards in 1984 and was replaced with two awards. Criteria changes for the 1988 and 1989 ceremonies resulted in the Best Concept Music Video award being presented alongside the award for Best Performance Music Video. Best Concept Music Video award recipients were the English rock band Genesis for "Land of Confusion" and the American singer "Weird Al" Yankovic for "Fat"; the Academy returned to the previous format in 1990, though the categories are now known as Best Short Form Music Video and Best Long Form Music Video. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences began to honor quality music videos with the Grammy Award for Video of the Year category in 1982.

The first two award recipients were former member of The Monkees Michael Nesmith for the hour-long video Elephant Parts and Olivia Newton-John for Olivia Physical. The Video of the Year category was discontinued in 1984 when MTV established the MTV Video Music Awards whose top award is presented for Video of the Year. For the 26th Grammy Awards the Academy replaced the category with awards for Best Video, Short Form, Best Video Album. For the awards held in 1988 and 1989, the criteria changed and awards for the categories Best Concept Music Video, Best Performance Music Video were presented; the Academy returned to the previous format in 1990, though the categories were renamed Best Music Video, Short Form, Best Music Video, Long Form. In 1998, the categories were retitled Best Short Form Music Video, Best Long Form Music Video, respectively. For the 30th Grammy Awards, Best Concept Music Video nominees included David Bowie for "Day-In Day-Out", Kate Bush for The Whole Story, the English rock band Genesis for "Land Of Confusion", David Lee Roth for David Lee Roth, Janet Jackson for Control – The Videos Part II.

The music video for Bowie's "Day-In Day-Out", directed by Julien Temple, included "offending" scenes such as a man urinating on Ronald Reagan's Hollywood Walk of Fame star, edited out for television broadcast. Bush's "imaginative" video sampler accompanies her greatest hits album of the same name and includes music videos for songs throughout her career to that point; the music video for "Land of Confusion", a song included on the band's 1986 album Invisible Touch, contained Spitting Image puppets of Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and other notable individuals. David Lee Roth's self-titled video consisted of promotional clips created for his debut solo EP Crazy from the Heat and album Eat'Em and Smile. Jackson's video collection, certified gold in the United States, contained six promotional videos recorded for singles from her album Control. Awards were presented to members of Genesis as the performing artists, Jim Yukich and John Lloyd as the video directors, Jon Blair as the video producer.

Nominees for the 31st Grammy Awards were the Hampton String Quartet for "Get a Job", George Harrison for "When We Was Fab", the American rock band Talking Heads for Storytelling Giant, "Weird Al" Yankovic for "Fat", Neil Young for "This Note's for You". "Get a Job", a song recorded by the American group The Silhouettes, appears on the Hampton String Quartet's album What If Mozart Wrote "Roll Over Beethoven", a collection of 1950s R&B and pop music songs performed in the styles of Beethoven, Debussy and other composers. "When We Was Fab", a song from the album Cloud Nine, is constructed from quotations written when The Beatles were at the height of their fame and features Harrison playing a sitar. The music video shows Elton John dressed as a walrus, a reference to the 1967 song "I Am the Walrus". Storytelling Giants is a collection of Talking Heads' music videos and additional material linking them together. Two of the nominated music videos had connections to Michael Jackson. In the "Fat" video, Yankovic becomes a "grossly overweight guy" through the use of cosmetics and special effects, leads a group of overweight people on a parade.

The award was presented to Yankovic as the performing artist, along with Jay Levey as the video director and Susan Zwerman as the video producer. Latin Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video Latin Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video List of awards and nominations received by Genesis List of songs by "Weird Al" Yankovic Official site of the Grammy Awards "Weird Al" Yankovic – Fat on YouTube