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Did you know that Christa Rothenburger is the first woman to win individual medals in both Summer and Winter Games?


Did you know that  Eddie Eagan became the first person to medal in the Winter Olympics and Summer Olympics in different events?

Did you know that Eagan is the only Gold Summer and Winter medalist in different events?

Did you know that Gillis Grafström became the first person to win a medal in the same event in Summer and Winter Olympics?

Did you know that Grafstrom won a figure skating golds at the 1920 Olympics and at the first Winter Olympics in 1924?

Did you know that  Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only person to win medals at the Winter and Summer Games in the same year?

Did you know that it is no longer possible due to the staggering of the Winter and Summer Olympic years for a person to win individual medals in both Summer and Winter Games?

Did you know that Christa Rothenburger is the first person to win individual medals in both Summer and Winter Games?

Did you know that Christa is the first woman to medal in both Winter and Summer?

Did you know that Clara Hughes is the first person to win multiple medals in both Summer and Winter Games?

Did you know that Clara is also the first person to win multiple individual medals in both Summer and Winter Olympics?

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Julia Sampson Hayward, American tennis player, won Australian Open doubles and mixed doubles (1963), died he was 77

Julia Ann Sampson Hayward was a female tennis player from the United States who won two Grand Slam titles died he was 77..

(February 2, 1934 – December 27, 2011)

As the second seeded foreign player, Hayward reached the singles final of the 1953 Australian Championships, losing to Maureen Connolly Brinker 6–3, 6–2.
Hayward and Rex Hartwig teamed to win the mixed doubles title at the 1953 Australian Championships, defeating Connolly and Ham Richardson in the final 6–4, 6–3. Hayward and Hartwig reached the mixed doubles final at the 1953 U.S. Championships, losing to Doris Hart and Vic Seixas 6–2, 4–6, 6–4.
Connolly and Hayward teamed to win the women’s doubles title at the 1953 Australian Championships, defeating Mary Bevis Hawton and Beryl Penrose Collier in the final 6–4, 6–2. At both the French Championships and Wimbledon in 1953, Connolly and Hayward lost in the final to Hart and Shirley Fry Irvin.
The score in the Wimbledon final was 6–0, 6–0, which was the only
double bagel in the history of Wimbledon women’s doubles finals. At the
1953 U.S. Championships, Connolly and Hayward again lost to Hart and Irvin, this time in the semifinals 6–4, 6–3.
Hayward was ranked tenth in the year-end rankings issued by the United States Lawn Tennis Association for 1952 and 1953.[2]

Grand Slam record

  • Wimbledon
    • Women’s Doubles runner-up: 1953

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

Tournament 1951 1952 1953 Career SR
Australian Championships A A F 0 / 1
French Championships A A 3R 0 / 1
Wimbledon A A QF 0 / 1
U.S. Championships 1R 3R 1R 0 / 3
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 6

A = did not participate in the tournament.
SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

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Helen Frankenthaler, American painter, died he was 83.

Helen Frankenthaler  was an American abstract expressionist
painter died he was 83.. She was a major contributor to the history of postwar American
painting. Having exhibited her work for over six decades (early 1950s
until 2011), she spanned several generations of abstract painters while
continuing to produce vital and ever-changing new work.[1]

(December 12, 1928 – December 27, 2011)

Frankenthaler began exhibiting her large-scale abstract expressionist
paintings in contemporary museums and galleries in the early 1950s. She
was included in the 1964 Post-Painterly Abstraction exhibition curated by Clement Greenberg that introduced a newer generation of abstract painting that came to be known as Color Field. Born in Manhattan, she was influenced by Hans Hofmann, Jackson Pollock‘s
paintings and by Clement Greenberg. Her work has been the subject of
several retrospective exhibitions, including a 1989 retrospective at the
Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and been exhibited worldwide since the 1950s. In 2001, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Frankenthaler had a home and studio in Darien, Connecticut.[2]

Early life and education

Helen Frankenthaler was a New Yorker.[3] She was born in Manhattan on December 12, 1928. Her father was Alfred Frankenthaler, a respected New York State Supreme Court judge. Her mother, Martha (Lowenstein), had emigrated with her family from Germany to the United States shortly after she was born.[4] Her two sisters, Marjorie and Gloria, were six and five years older, respectively. Growing up on Manhattan’s Upper East Side,
Frankenthaler absorbed the privileged background of a cultured and
progressive intellectual family that encouraged all three daughters to
prepare themselves for professional careers. Her nephew is the
artist/photographer Clifford Ross.[5]
Frankenthaler studied at the Dalton School under Rufino Tamayo and also at Bennington College in Vermont. She met Clement Greenberg in 1950 and had a five-year relationship with him.[4] She was later married to fellow artist Robert Motherwell (1915–1991), from 1958 until they divorced in 1971.[3] She has two stepdaughters, Jeannie Motherwell and Lise Motherwell.[4] Both born of wealthy parents, the pair was known as “the golden couple” and noted for their lavish entertaining.[4] She married Stephen M. DuBrul, Jr., an investment banker who served the Ford administration, in 1994.[4]
Frankenthaler had been on the faculty of Hunter College.

Style and technique


Mountains and Sea, 1952, 86 5/8 x 117 1/4 inches, (220 x 297.8 cm., oil and charcoal on canvas, on extended loan to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

Initially associated with abstract expressionism[6] her career was launched in 1952 with the exhibition of Mountains and Sea.[7] This painting is large – measuring seven feet by ten feet – and has the effect of a watercolor,
though it is painted in oils. In it, she introduced the technique of
painting directly onto an unprepared canvas so that the material absorbs
the colors. She heavily diluted the oil paint with turpentine so that
the color would soak into the canvas. This technique, known as “soak
stain” was used by Jackson Pollock (1912–1956), and others; and was adopted by other artists notably Morris Louis (1912–1962), and Kenneth Noland (1924–2010), and launched the second generation of the Color Field school of painting.[8][9]
This method would sometimes leave the canvas with a halo effect around
each area to which the paint was applied but has a disadvantage in that
the oil in the paints will eventually cause the canvas to discolor and
rot away.[10][11]
Frankenthaler preferred to paint in privacy. If assistants were present she preferred them to be inconspicuous when not needed.[12]

Influences

One of her most important influences was Clement Greenberg (1909–1994), an influential art and literary critic with whom she had a personal friendship and who included her in the Post-Painterly Abstraction exhibition that he curated in 1964.[3][13] Through Greenberg she was introduced to the New York art scene. Under his guidance she spent the summer of 1950 studying with Hans Hofmann (1880–1966), catalyst of the Abstract Expressionist movement.
The first Jackson Pollock show Frankenthaler saw was at the Betty Parsons Gallery in 1950. She had this to say about seeing Pollock’s paintings Autumn Rhythm, Number 30, 1950 (1950), Number One,1950 (Lavender Mist) (1950):

“It was all there. I wanted to live in this land. I had to live there, and master the language.”

In 1960 the term Color Field painting was used to describe the work of Frankenthaler.[14]
This style was characterized by large areas of a more or less flat
single color. The Color Field artists set themselves apart from the
Abstract Expressionists because they eliminated the emotional, mythic or
the religious content and the highly personal and gestural and
painterly application.[15]
Some of her thoughts on painting:

“A really good picture looks as if it’s happened at once. It’s an
immediate image. For my own work, when a picture looks labored and
overworked, and you can read in it—well, she did this and then she did
that, and then she did that—there is something in it that has not got to
do with beautiful art to me. And I usually throw these out, though I
think very often it takes ten of those over-labored efforts to produce
one really beautiful wrist motion that is synchronized with your head
and heart, and you have it, and therefore it looks as if it were born in
a minute.” In Barbara Rose, Frankenthaler (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1975, p. 85)

Awards and legacy

Frankenthaler received the National Medal of Arts in 2001.[16] She served on the National Council on the Arts of the National Endowment for the Arts from 1985 to 1992.[17]
Her other awards include First Prize for Painting at the first Paris
Biennial (1959); Joseph E. Temple Gold Medal, Pennsylvania Academy of
Fine Arts, Philadelphia (1968); New York City Mayor’s Award of Honor for
Arts and Culture (1986); and Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime
Achievement, College Art Association (1994).[18]
Frankenthaler did not consider herself a feminist: she said “For me,
being a ‘lady painter’ was never an issue. I don’t resent being a female
painter. I don’t exploit it. I paint.”[19] “Art was an extremely macho business,” Anne Temkin, chief curator at the Museum of Modern Art, told NPR. “For me, there’s a great deal of admiration just in the courage and the vision that she brought to what she did.”[20]
In 1953, Kenneth Noland and Morris Louis saw her Mountains and Sea which, Louis said later, was a “bridge between Pollock and what was possible.”[21] On the other hand some critics called her work “merely beautiful.”[20] Grace Glueck’s obituary in The New York Times summed up Frankenthaler’s career:

Critics have not unanimously praised Ms. Frankenthaler’s art. Some
have seen it as thin in substance, uncontrolled in method, too sweet in
color and too “poetic.” But it has been far more apt to garner admirers
like the critic Barbara Rose, who wrote in 1972 of Ms. Frankenthaler’s
gift for “the freedom, spontaneity, openness and complexity of an image,
not exclusively of the studio or the mind, but explicitly and
intimately tied to nature and human emotions.”[4]

Exhibitions

Frankenthaler’s first solo exhibition took place at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery,
New York, in the fall of 1951. Her first major museum show, a
retrospective of her 1950s work with a catalog by the critic and poet
Frank O’Hara, a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, was at the Jewish Museum in 1960. Subsequent solo exhibitions include “Helen Frankenthaler,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1969; traveled to Whitechapel Gallery, London; Orangerie Herrenhausen, Hanover; and Kongresshalle, Berlin), and “Helen Frankenthaler: a Painting Retrospective,” The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (1989–90; traveled to the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Detroit Institute of Arts).[22]

Collections

Frankenthaler’s work is represented in institutional collections worldwide, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.[23]

Controversy

At her death in 2011 it became widely known through social media that Frankenthaler tried to stop the support of the National Endowment for the Arts
to artists and was one of those responsible for the NEA dropping
individual grants to artists. According to LA Times, “Frankenthaler did
take a highly public stance during the late 1980s “culture wars” that
eventually led to deep budget cuts for the National Endowment for the
Arts and a ban on grants to individual artists that still persists. At
the time, she was a presidential appointee to the National Council on
the Arts, which advises the NEA’s chairman. In a 1989 commentary for the
New York Times, she wrote that, while “censorship and government
interference in the directions and standards of art are dangerous and
not part of the democratic process,” controversial grants to Andres Serrano, Robert Mapplethorpe
and others reflected a trend in which the NEA was supporting work “of
increasingly dubious quality. Is the council, once a helping hand, now
beginning to spawn an art monster? Do we lose art … in the guise of
endorsing experimentation?”[24]

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Sir Michael Dummett, British philosopher, died he was 86.

Sir Michael Anthony Eardley Dummett, FBA, D.Litt was a British philosopher died he was 86.[1] He was, until 1992, Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford. He wrote on the history of analytic philosophy, most notably as an interpreter of Frege, and has made original contributions to the subject, particularly in the philosophies of mathematics, logic, language and metaphysics. He was known for his work on truth and meaning and their implications for the debates between realism and anti-realism, a term he helped popularize. He devised the Quota Borda system of proportional voting, based on the Borda count.

(27 June 1925 – 27 December 2011)

Education and Army Service

Dummett was the son of a merchant of silks. He studied at Sandroyd School and was a First Scholar at Winchester College, later winning a Major Scholarship to study History at Christ Church, Oxford in 1943. He was called up that year and served, initially as a private in the Royal Artillery before joining the Intelligence Corps in India and Malaya. He was also awarded a fellowship to All Souls College, Oxford.

Academic career

In 1979, Dummett became Wykeham Professor of Logic at Oxford, a post he held until retiring in 1992. During his term as Wykeham Professor, he held a Fellowship at New College, Oxford. He has also held teaching posts at Birmingham University, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Princeton University, and Harvard University. He won the Rolf Schock prize in 1995, and was knighted in 1999. He was the 2010 winner of the Lauener Prize for an Outstanding Oeuvre in Analytical Philosophy.
During his career at Oxford, he supervised many philosophers who have gone on to distinguished careers, including Peter Carruthers, Ian Rumfitt, and Crispin Wright.

Work in philosophy

His work on the German philosopher Frege has been acclaimed. His first book Frege: Philosophy of Language
(1973), written over many years, is now regarded as a classic. The book
was instrumental in the rediscovery of Frege’s work, and influenced a
generation of British philosophers.
In his 1963 paper Realism[2] he popularised a controversial approach to understanding the historical dispute between realist and other non-realist schools of philosophy such as idealism, nominalism, Irrealism etc. He characterized all of these latter positions as anti-realist
and argued that the fundamental disagreement between realist and
anti-realist was over the nature of truth. For Dummett, realism is best
understood as accepting the classical characterisation of truth as bivalent
and evidence-transcendent, while anti-realism rejects this in favor of a
concept of knowable truth. Historically, these debates had been
understood as disagreements about whether a certain type of entity
objectively exists or not. Thus, we may speak of (anti-)realism with
respect to other minds, the past, the future, universals, mathematical
entities (such as natural numbers),
moral categories, the material world, or even thought. The novelty of
Dummett’s approach consisted in seeing these disputes as, at base,
analogous to the dispute between intuitionism and platonism in the philosophy of mathematics.
It is now common, thanks to Dummett’s influence, to speak of a
post-Dummettian generation of English philosophers, including such
figures as John McDowell, Christopher Peacocke, and Crispin Wright—though only Wright has been fairly close to Dummett on substantive philosophical questions.

Activism

Dummett was politically active, through his work as a campaigner
against racism. He let his philosophical career stall in order to
influence civil rights for minorities during what he saw as a crucial
period of reform in the late 1960s. He also has worked on the theory of
voting, which led to his introduction of the Quota Borda system.
Dummett drew heavily on his work in this area in writing his book On Immigration and Refugees,
an account of what justice demands of states in relationship to
movement between states. Dummett in that book argues that the vast
majority of opposition to immigration is founded in racism and says that
this has especially been so in the UK.
He has written of his shock on finding anti-Semitic and fascist opinions in the diaries of Frege, to whose work he had devoted such a high proportion of his professional career.

Elections and voting

Dummett and Robin Farquharson
published influential articles on the theory of voting, in particular
conjecturing that deterministic voting rules with more than three issues
faced endemic strategic voting.[3] The Dummett-Farquharson conjecture was proved by Allan Gibbard, a philosopher and former student of Kenneth J. Arrow and John Rawls, and by Mark A. Satterthwaite, an economist.[4]
After the establishment of the Farquarson-Dummett conjecture by
Gibbard and Sattherthwaite, Dummett contributed three proofs of the Gibbard–Satterthwaite theorem in his monograph on voting. He also wrote a shorter overview of the theory of voting for the educated public.

Card games and tarot

Dummett was also an established scholar in the field of card games history, with numerous books and articles to his credit. He is a founding member of the International Playing-Card Society, in whose journal The Playing-Card
he regularly published opinions, research and reviews of current
literature on the subject; he is also a founding member of the Accademia del Tarocchino Bolognese in Bologna. His historical work on the use of the tarot pack in card games – he has said “(t)he fortune telling and occult part of it has never been my principal interest…”[5]The Game of Tarot: From Ferrara to Salt Lake City, attempted to establish that the invention of Tarot could be set in 15th-century Italy. He laid the foundation for most of the subsequent research on the game of tarot, including exhaustive accounts of the rules of all hitherto known forms of the game.[citation needed]
His analysis of the historical evidence suggested that
fortune-telling and occult interpretations were unknown prior to the
18th century. During most of their recorded history, he wrote, Tarot
cards were used to play an extremely popular trick-taking game which is
still enjoyed in much of Europe. Dummett showed that the middle of the
18th century saw a great development in the game of Tarot, including a
modernized deck with French suit-signs, and without the medieval
allegories that interest occultists, along with a growth in Tarot’s
popularity. “The hundred years between about 1730 and 1830 were the
heyday of the game of Tarot; it was played not only in northern Italy,
eastern France, Switzerland, Germany and Austro-Hungary, but also in
Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and even Russia. Not only was
it, in these areas, a famous game with many devotees: it was also,
during that period, more truly an international game than it had ever
been before or than it has ever been since….”[6]

Conversion to Roman Catholicism

In 1944 he was received into the Roman Catholic Church,
and remained a practising Catholic. Throughout his career, Dummett
published a number of articles on various issues facing the contemporary
Catholic Church, mainly in the English Dominican journal, New Blackfriars.
Dummett published an essay in the bulletin of the Adoremus Society on
the subject of liturgy, and a philosophical essay defending the
intelligibility of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the eucharist (“The Intelligibility of Eucharistic Doctrine” in William J. Abraham and Steven W. Holzer, eds., The Rationality of Religious Belief: Essays in Honour of Basil Mitchell, Clarendon Press, 1987.)
In October 1987, one of his contributions to New Blackfriars
sparked considerable controversy, when he seemingly attacked currents of
Catholic theology which appeared to him to diverge from orthodox
Catholicism and argued that “the divergence which now obtains between
what the Catholic Church purports to believe and what large or important
sections of it in fact believe ought, in my view, to be tolerated no
longer.” A debate in the journal over these remarks continued for
months, attracting contributions from the theologian Nicholas Lash and the historian Eamon Duffy, among others. {{1987 – Volume 68 New Blackfriars (Isuue 809, 811)}}

Later years and family

Dummett retired in 1992 and was knighted in 1999 for “services to philosophy and to racial justice”. He received the Lakatos Award in the philosophy of science in 1994.
Sir Michael Dummett died in 2011, aged 86. He was survived by his wife Ann,
whom he married in 1951 (and who died in 2012), and by three sons and
two daughters. A son and daughter predeceased their parents.[7]

Works

  • On politics:
    • On Immigration and Refugees (London, 2001)
  • Tarot works:
    • The Game of Tarot: from Ferrara to Salt Lake City (Duckworth, 1980);
    • Twelve Tarot Games (Duckworth, 1980);
    • The Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards (G. Braziller, 1986);
    • Il mondo e l’angelo: i tarocchi e la loro storia (Bibliopolis, 1993)
    • I tarocchi siciliani (La Zisa, 1995);
    • A Wicked Pack of Cards: The Origins of the Occult Tarot (with Ronald Decker and Thierry Depaulis, St. Martin’s Press, 1996);
    • A History of the Occult Tarot, 1870-1970 (with Ronald Decker, Duckworth, 2002);
    • A History of Games Played with the Tarot Pack (with John McLeod, E. Mellen Press, 2004).

Notable articles and exhibition catalogs include “Tarot Triumphant: Tracing the Tarot” in FMR, (Franco Maria Ricci International), January/February 1985; Pattern Sheets published by the International Playing Card Society; with Giordano Berti and Andrea Vitali, the catalogue Tarocchi: Gioco e magia alla Corte degli Estensi (Bologna, Nuova Alfa Editorale, 1987).

  • On the written word:
    • Grammar and Style (Duckworth, 1993)

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Sir Clifford Darling, Bahamian politician, Governor-General (1992–1995), died he was 89.

Sir Clifford Darling GCVO was the fourth Governor-General of the Bahamas from 1992 until his retirement on 2 January 1995  died he was 89..

(6 February 1922 – 27 December 2011) 

Prior to this, he was a Senator from 1964 to 1967, Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly
from 1967 to 1969, Minister of: State in 1969, Labour and Welfare in
1971 and Labour and National Insurance from 1974 to 1977. He was Speaker
of the House of Assembly from 1977 until becoming Governor-General in
1992.
Darling, who was born in Acklins, originally worked as a taxi cab driver, and served as both the general secretary, and president of the Bahamas Taxi Cab Union.[1]
He died on 27 December 2011 in Princess Margaret Hospital after a long illness.[1][2][3]

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Did you know that Charles Haley has the distinction of being the only player in NFL history to have been on five Super Bowl-winning teams?

Did you know that Charles Haley was a retired American football linebacker and defensive end in the National Football League who played for the San Francisco 49ers (1986–1991, 1998–1999) and the Dallas Cowboys (1992–1996)?

Did you know that Charles Haley was born January 6, 1964?

Did you know that Haley was drafted in the fourth round of the 1986 NFL Draft out of James Madison University?

Did you know that Haley was diagnosed as being bipolar in 2002?

Did you know that during Haley entire
college career (1982-1985), he was a two-time All-American and finished
his career as the school’s leading tackler with 506 stops?[1]

Did you know that Charles Haley has the distinction of being the only player in NFL history to have been on five Super Bowl-winning teams?

Did you know that Haley played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1986–1991?

Did you know that Haley won a ring from Super Bowl XXIII and Super Bowl XXIV following the 1988 and 1989 seasons while playing for San Francisco?

 Did you know that Haley was traded to the Dallas Cowboys when he had a physical confrontation with quarterback Steve Young?

Did you know that Haley won three more Super Bowl rings over the next four seasons in
1992 (Super Bowl XXVII), 1993 (XXVIII), and 1995 (XXX)?

Did you know that Haley was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2006?

Did you know that Haley was also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame in 2012?

Did you know that Charles Haley despite his football accomplishments has not been elected to Pro football hall of fame?

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Did you know that caviar is a luxury food which makes some sturgeons pound for pound the most valuable of all harvested fish?

Did you know that the Sturgeon is one of the oldest families of bony fish in existence?

Did you know that sturgeon are native to subtropical, temperate and sub-Arctic rivers, lakes and coastlines of Eurasia and North America?

Did you know that sturgeon are distinctive for their elongated bodies, lack of scales, and
occasional great size: sturgeons ranging from 7–12 feet (2-3½ m) in
length are common, and some species grow up to 18 feet (5.5 m)?

Did you know that most
sturgeons are anadromous bottom-feeders, spawning upstream and feeding in river deltas and estuaries?

Did you know that several species of sturgeons are harvested for their roe, which is made into caviar?

Did you know that caviar is a luxury food
which makes some sturgeons pound for pound the most valuable of all
harvested fish?

 Did you know that sturgeons are slow-growing and mature very late in
life, they are particularly vulnerable to exploitation and to other
threats, including pollution and habitat fragmentation?

 Did you know that some species of sturgeons are currently considered to be at risk of extinction, making them more critically endangered than any other group of species?[2]

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Did you know that Alaska and Hawaii both have time zones?

UNITED STATES TIME ZONES

The United States uses nine standard time zones. From east to west they are Atlantic Standard Time (AST), Eastern Standard Time (EST), Central Standard Time (CST), Mountain Standard Time (MST), Pacific Standard Time (PST), Alaskan Standard Time (AKST), Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), Samoa standard time (UTC-11) and Chamorro Standard Time (UTC+10). View the standard time zone boundaries.

United States Time Zone Map

United States Time Zone Map

Hawaii Time Alaska Time Pacific Time Mountain Time Central Time Eastern Time
Friday
1/24/2014
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1/24/2014
2:41pm
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1/24/2014
3:41pm
PST
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1/24/2014
4:41pm
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1/24/2014
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6:41pm
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Catê, Brazilian footballer, died from a car accident he was 38.

Marco Antônio Lemos Tozzi , commonly known as Catê, was a Brazilian footballer who played for clubs of Brazil, Chile, Italy, the United States and Venezuela died from a car accident he was 38..

(7 November 1973 – 27 December 2011)

Career

Born in Cruz Alta, Rio Grande do Sul, Catê began his football career with local side Guarany. He had a brief spell with Grêmio before finding success with São Paulo under manager Telê Santana.[1]
Catê played for Brazil at the 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship finals in Australia.[2]

Death

Catê died in a road traffic accident in the town of Ipê, Rio Grande do Sul, when the car he was driving was involved in a collision with a truck.[3]

Honors

Club

Domestic

International

  • São Paulo 1992, 1993 (Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup) and 1994 (Copa Conmebol)

Individual

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Frank Bourke, Australian football player, died he was 89.

Francis Michael “Frank” Bourke  was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Richmond Football Club in the Victorian Football League during the 1940s died he was 89..

(3 February 1922 – 27 December 2011)

He played one game during the 1943 season while on leave from the RAAF. After the war Bourke joined the club for the 1946 season
playing in 9 games before a knee injury. He would come back to play in
1947 for 6 games before retirement. Frank Bourke is best known for being
the start of the Tigers only three-generation family at the club being
the father of Richmond Immortal Francis Bourke and grandfather of David Bourke.[2]

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Constantine Sidamon-Eristoff, American-born Georgian aristocrat, New York City highway commissioner, died from esphogeal cancer he was 81

Constantine Sidamon-Estiroff was an American born Georgian
aristocrat and the New York City highway commisoner in the late
nineteen sixties and early nineteen seventies in the administration of John V. Lindsay , died from esphogeal cancer he was 81..

(June 28, 1930 – December 26, 2011)

Early life

Constatine was born in New York City, New York into the house of Sidamon-Eristavi, claiming descent from the medieval kings of Alania. He was the son of Prince Simon Sidamon-Eristoff, a Georgian military officer, who emigrated to the United States after the Bolsheviks invaded Georgia in 1921 and Anne Tracy, a descendant of John Bigelow, an American diplomat in the mid-19th century.

Public Official

Sidamon-Estiroff served as the New York City Highway commissioner in
the administration of Mayor John V. Lindsay. Beginning with his
appointment by Governor Malcolm Wilson of New York in 1974 until 1989 he then served as a member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Then from 1989 until 1993 under President George H.W Bush he served as the director of the New York Region #2 (encompassing New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands) of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Sidamon Eristoff died on December 26, 2011 in New York City at the age of 81. His son Andrew Eristoff is the current New Jersey State Treasurer.

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Peter Collins Dorsey, American jurist, died he was 80.

Peter Collins Dorsey was a United States federal judge died he was 80..

(March 24, 1931 – January 20, 2012)

Education

Born in New London, Connecticut,[1] Dorsey received a B.A. from Yale University in 1953 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1959. He was a U.S. Naval Reserve from 1953 to 1956.

Career

He was in private practice in New Haven, Connecticut from 1959 to 1974. He was a U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut from 1974-77. He was in private practice in New Haven, Connecticut from 1977-83. He was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Dorsey was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on June 7, 1983, to a seat vacated by T. Emmet Clarie. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 18, 1983, and received commission on July 19, 1983. He served as chief judge from 1994-1998. He assumed senior status on January 2, 1998.

Death

He died after a long illness in 2012 in New Haven, aged 80. [2]

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James Rizzi, American pop artist, died he was 61.

James Rizzi  was an American pop artist who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York died he was 61.. Until his death he resided and worked in a studio/loft in the SoHo section of Manhattan.

(October 5, 1950 – December 26, 2011[1])

Biography

James Rizzi studied Fine Arts at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
He came up with the idea of 3D multiples now mostly associated with his
name when, having taken classes in painting, printmaking and
sculpturing, he had to hand in grade work for all three subjects, but
only had time for doing one. So he created an etching, printed it twice,
handcolored it, and mounted parts of the one print on top of the other,
using wire as a means of adding depth. Having received good grades from
all three teachers, he stuck with the idea and developed it further.[2]
Later, he married Gaby Hamill, a fashion designer. They later
divorced. James Rizzi never had any children of his own, but has two
nieces Jennifer Fishman and Laura Rizzi and one nephew Brian Rizzi who
is also his godson. Finally a goddaughter Georgia Rae Pai Foster,
daughter of Emrie Brooke Foster.
Rizzi was most famous for his 3D artwork, “especially the large,
elaborate prints and teeming anthropomorphic cityscapes. His merry
maximalism and delight in delirious detail and elaborate minutiae
created a true art brand, a trademark style as recognizable as any in
the world.”[3]
Late in life, he returned to painting. His “latest paintings combine
his Picasso meets Hanna-Barbera drawing style with an increasingly
chromatic palette and a complex graphic structure that simultaneously
evokes cubism and the most sophisticated Amerindian friezes.”[3]

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