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Miguel Barzola

Miguel Ángel Barzola (nacido el 14 de mayo de 1982 en Bragado, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina) es un atleta argentino especializado en pruebas de fondo. Es considerado por muchos el mejor fondista argentino del momento y actualmente reside en España donde compite para el Club Bikila.

En el Iberoamericano 2010, fue medalla de bronce en los 5000 metros con su mejor registro personal y concretó un excelente debut como maratonista en Rotterdam: su marca de 2h15m lo coloca 4° en el ranking nacional all-time, siendo el mejor debutante argentino en la distancia.

Nació Bragado, de chico practicaba futbol en la canchita cerca de su casa. Hijo de un corredor aficionado, comenzó a practicar atletismo durante su adolescencia participando en varios Juegos Bonaherenses y Nacionales, al tiempo que trabajaba como albañil junto a su padre.

En el 2004, Miguel, de 21 años, decide junto a unos amigos viajar hacia España en busca de escapar a la crisis económica que se atravesaba en la argentina. Eligieron Alicante. Una semana más tarde luego de haber llegado, se presentó en el club de atletismo alicantino y quedó dentro del equipo. A partir de allí comenzaría a desarrollar una destacada carrera como fondista, obteniendo resultados importantes tanto en competiciones continentales con su país, como a nivel europeo con su club.

Desde Noviembre de 2011, compite para el Club Atletismo Bikila, junto a corredores de la talla de Pedro Nimo del Oro, Ayad Lamdassem y Jesús Antonio Núñez, entre otros, con el que ha obtenido el primer puesto en la Campeonato Europeo de Clubes de Cross Country, además del tercer puesto en la Copa de España de Clubes de Campo a Través.

El 12 de agosto de 2012 participó de la maratón de los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012, siendo el único representante argentino en la disciplina.​ Finalizó la competencia en el lugar número 35 de 105 atletas, con un tiempo de 2:17:54.

Lars Bak

Grand Tours

Single-day races and Classics

Lars Ytting Bak (born 16 January 1980) is a Danish professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour team Lotto–Soudal.

Born in Silkeborg, Bak became a professional in 2002 for Team Fakta where he rode with fellow Dane Allan Johansen. In 2004 they both switched to BankGiroLoterij where Lars Bak would gain his first professional win, but as the BankGiroLoterij team stopped after the 2004 season, both Bak and Johansen went to Team CSC in 2005.

Here, Bak won the Danish Road Racing Championship, and in the later half of the season he showed his strength and talent as a good upcoming rider, as he won the respected ten stage Under 25 race, the Tour de l’Avenir. He won the leader’s jersey by sprinting to the win in a group of four riders on the first stage, a position he defended through the following nine stages bar one, including a time trial and a number of hilly stages.

In 2011 he finally made his Tour de France debut where he worked hard for Mark Cavendish’s sprint train and finished off by taking part in a breakaway on the last stage. Bak joined Lotto–Belisol for the 2012 season.

In 2012, he won stage 12 of Giro d’Italia.

Media related to Lars Bak at Wikimedia Commons

Unterseeboot 563

Géolocalisation sur la carte : océan Atlantique

L’Unterseeboot 563 ou U-563 est un sous-marin allemand (U-Boot) de type VIIC utilisé par la Kriegsmarine pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

Le sous-marin fut commandé le à Hambourg (Blohm & Voss), sa quille fut posée le , il fut lancé le et mis en service le , sous le commandement de l’Oberleutnant zur See Klaus Bargsten (en).

Il fut coulé par des avions alliés dans le Golfe de Gascogne, en mai 1943.

Unterseeboot type VII, l’U-563 avait un déplacement de 769 tonnes en surface et 871 tonnes en plongée. Il avait une longueur totale de 67,10 m, un maître-bau de 6,20 m, une hauteur de 9,60 m et un tirant d’eau de 4,74 m. Le sous-marin était propulsé par deux hélices de 1,23 m, deux moteurs diesel Germaniawerft M6V 40/46 de 6 cylindres en ligne de 1400 cv à 470 tr/min, produisant un total de 2 060 à 2 350 kW en surface et de deux moteurs électriques BBC GG UB 720/8 de 375 cv à 295 tr/min, produisant un total 550 kW, en plongée. Le sous-marin avait une vitesse en surface de 17,7 nœuds (32,8 km/h) et une vitesse de 7,6 nœuds (14,1 km/h) en plongée. Immergé, il avait un rayon d’action de 80 milles marins (150 km) à 4 nœuds (7,4 km/h; 4,6 milles par heure) et pouvait atteindre une profondeur de 230 m. En surface son rayon d’action était de 8 500 milles nautiques (soit 15 700 km) à 10 nœuds (19 km/h). L’U-563 était équipé de cinq tubes lance-torpilles de 53,3 cm (quatre montés à l’avant et un à l’arrière) qui contenait quatorze torpilles. Il était équipé d’un canon de 8,8 cm SK C/35 (220 coups) et d’un canon antiaérien de 20 mm Flak. Il pouvait transporter 26 mines TMA ou 39 mines TMB. Son équipage comprenait 4 officiers et 40 à 56 sous-mariniers.

Il reçut sa formation de base au sein de la 1. Unterseebootsflottille jusqu’au , puis il intégra sa formation de combat dans cette même flottille.

Sa première patrouille fut précédé par de courts trajets de Kiel à Elseneur et de Elseneur à Bergen. Elle commença le 31 juillet, au départ de Bergen pour l’Atlantique Nord et il navigua entre les Îles Féroé et les Îles Shetland. Il participa à quelques recherches de convois mais elles se révélèrent infructueuses, il rentra donc à la base après 42 jours en mer.

Un jour après avoir quitté Brest, l’U-563 fut attaqué sans succès par un Bristol Blenheim le 5 octobre, à l’ouest de la Bretagne.

Le 24 octobre, il torpilla le destroyer britannique HMS Cossack à l’ouest de Gibraltar (le destroyer coula finalement le 27 octobre). Le lendemain, il fut attaqué par un autre navire britannique, la corvette USS Surprise (PG-63) (en) à l’ouest du Cap Saint-Vincent. N’ayant plus aucune torpille, il se dirigea vers sa base. Sur le chemin du retour, il fut de nouveau attaqué par erreur par un appareil de la Luftwaffe. Le rapport du pilote signala un sous-marin britannique coulé. Il arriva à Brest le .

Le , l’U-563 fut attaqué et gravement endommagé, au large de Brest, par un Whitley de la No. 502 Squadron RAF (en), qui lança six charges de profondeur. Le sous-marin était obligé de faire surface. L’appareil britannique le mitrailla, blessant trois hommes, y compris le commandant Bargsten, frappé deux fois à l’épaule. Le sous-marin arriva à Lorient le 3 décembre pour réparations.

Lors de sa quatrième patrouille, l’U-563 navigua vers l’ouest de l’Irlande entre les îles Féroé et les Îles Shetland. Il accosta à Bergen, le .

Son cinquième patrouille fut précédé par de courts trajets de Bergen à Hamburg et de Hamburg à Kiel. Sa cinquième patrouille qui commença le 1er octobre, le fait naviguer dans l’Atlantique Nord. Il arriva à Brest après 37 jours en mer, sans succès. 

Le submersible quitta la base le pour l’Atlantique Est. En transit le 18 décembre, l’U-563 envoya par le fond le navire britannique Bretalda du convoi MKS 3Y, à environ 330 milles marins (610 km) à l’ouest-nord-ouest du Cap Finisterre. Il arriva à Brest le .

L’U-563 fut attaqué par un Bristol Beaufighter le , qui causa de légers dommages. Le dans la matinée, l’U-563 torpilla et endommagea le Sunoil, dans l’est-sud-est du Cap Farewell, le navire fut plus tard coulé par l’U-530. La présence constante des appareils de porte-avions d’escorte rend les attaques très difficiles. 

Le 7 avril, deux hommes de l’équipage de l’U-563 passèrent par-dessus bord lors d’une attaque d’un B-24 Liberator de la 86e escadron.

Son plus gros succès fut le , lorsqu’il coula le Pacific Grove et le Ulysses du convoi HX 232. Il endommagea également le Fresno City, également du même convoi, au sud-est du Cap Farewell. Le Fresno City fut coulé plus tard dans la journée par l’U-706. L’U-563 fut ravitaillé par l’U-462 dans le nord des Açores pour le retour vers sa base, il y arriva le .

Le sous-marin quitta sa base le 29 mai pour l’Atlantique. Le en transit, l’U-563 fut attaqué et endommagé à 15 h 45 par un Halifax du Sqn 58, au nord-nord-ouest du Cap Farewell, il le mitrailla et lui lança neuf charges de profondeur. Un deuxième Halifax du Sqn 58 arriva sur les lieux et effectua deux attaques, lâchant neuf charges de profondeur, mais l’U-boote ne coula pas. Il fut chassé jusqu’à l’épuisement par deux Sunderland, un du Sqn 10 et un autre du Sqn 228. L’U-boot coula finalement à la position 46° 35′ N, 10° 40′ O, emportant avec lui une dizaine de membres d’équipage. Plus de trente survivants furent observés avec des gilets de sauvetage dans l’eau, mais aucun des 49 membres d’équipage ne fut secouru.

Note : Oblt. = Oberleutnant zur See – Kptlt. = Kapitänleutnant

L’U-563 opéra avec les Wolfpacks (meute de loups) durant sa carrière opérationnelle.

L’U-563 coula 3 navires marchands totalisant 14 689 tonneaux, 1 navire de guerre de 1 870 tonneaux et endommagea 2 navires pour un total de 16 266 tonneaux au cours des 8 patrouilles (207 jours en mer) qu’il effectua.

Княжиха (Вологодская область)

Княжиха — деревня в Тотемском районе Вологодской области.

Входит в состав Великодворского сельского поселения, с точки зрения административно-территориального деления — в Великодворский сельсовет.

Расстояние по автодороге до районного центра Тотьмы — 48 км, до центра муниципального образования деревни Великий Двор — 1 км.

По переписи 2002 года население — 127 человек (62 мужчины, 65 женщин). Преобладающая национальность — русские (99 %).

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William Fleetwood (died 1630)

Sir William Fleetwood (1563 – 13 December 1630) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1584 and 1628.

Fleetwood was the eldest son of William Fleetwood of Great Missenden Buckinghamshire and his wife Marian Barley, daughter of John Barley of Kingsey, Buckinghamshire. He was admitted at Middle Temple in 1584 and was readmitted in 1592 after some dispute. In 1584, Fleetwood was elected Member of Parliament for Preston where his father was recorder. In 1586 he was elected MP for Poole.

Fleetwood succeeded his father to considerable estates including the abbey of Great Missenden in 1594. He became J.P. for Berkshire and Buckinghamshire by 1597. He was surveyor of lands in north parts, duchy of Lancaster in 1603 and was knighted in the same year. In 1604 he was elected MP for Buckinghamshire and was probably elected in 1614. He was elected MP for Buckinghamshire again in 1621 and was High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire from 1622 to 1623. He was re-elected MP for Buckinghamshire in 1624 and again in 1628, and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.

Fleetwood died at the age of 66 at Great Missenden.

Fleetwood married Anne Barton, daughter of Ralph Barton of Smithhills Lancashire, and had seven sons and seven daughters. His wife died in 1621.

Meine Seufzer, meine Tränen, BWV 13

Meine Seufzer, meine Tränen (My sighs, my tears), BWV 13, is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed it in Leipzig for the second Sunday after Epiphany and first performed it on 20 January 1726.

Bach wrote the cantata in his third year in Leipzig for the Second Sunday after Epiphany. The prescribed readings for the Sunday were taken from the Epistle to the Romans, we have several gifts (Romans 12:6–16), and from the Gospel of John, the Marriage at Cana (John 2:1–11). The text is taken from Georg Christian Lehms’ annual of cantatas, published in Darmstadt in 1711. The single idea from the gospel is the word of Jesus: “Mine hour is not yet come”. The text is divided into two parts of three movements each, the first dealing with the distress of someone feeling abandoned, the second with hope for God’s help. Both parts are closed by a chorale. Movement 3 is the second stanza of Johann Heermann’s hymn “Zion klagt mit Angst und Schmerzen“, the closing chorale is the final stanza of Paul Fleming’s “In allen meinen Taten“. According to Alfred Dürr, it is unlikely that they were performed before and after the service, considering the brevity of the work.

The cantata in six movements is intimately scored for four soloists, soprano, alto, tenor, and bass, a four-part choir in the closing chorale, two recorders, oboe da caccia, two violins, viola, and basso continuo.

The cantata is opened by an aria, a lamento accompanied by soft recorders and the dark sound of the oboe da caccia which leads frequently. It is a da capo form, but the middle section is again divided in two parts. In it, the voice shows the “Weg zum Tod” (road to death) by several downward steps. Dürr points out that this composition “illustrates how the imagination of the Baroque musician is particularly fired by texts dealing with sighing and pain”. The following short secco recitative ends as an arioso on the words “vergeblich flehen” (plead in vain). In the chorale, the woodwinds play the cantus firmus in unison with the alto voice, while the strings play independent figuration in F major, illustrating hope, although the text says that hope is not yet in sight. John Eliot Gardiner terms it “confident diatonic harmonies” as an “optimistic, wordless answer” to the voice’s “prayer for comfort”.

A second expressive recitative leads to a second aria, which is accompanied by violin I and the recorders, playing in unison an octave higher. The lamenting text of the beginning “Ächzen und erbärmlich Weinen” (groaning and pitiful weeping) is stressed by intervals such as augmented second, diminished fifth and diminished seventh. The ritornello has two distinctly different parts, a lamenting section and a hopeful one, full of fast runs and passages. In the middle section, the text “wer gen Himmel siehet” (he who looks towards heaven) is accented by an octave leap upwards in the voice and upwards runs in the instruments, contrasting the downward line in movement 1. The closing chorale is a four-part setting of the melody of “O Welt, ich muss dich lassen” by Heinrich Isaac, which is featured twice in Bach’s St Matthew Passion in movements 10 (Ich bin’s, ich sollte büßen) and 37 (Wer hat dich so geschlagen).

Slått (musikk)

Slått er betegnelsen på et musikkstykke som særlig blir framført på hardingfele eller vanlig fele. Ordet skriver seg fra verbet “slå”, og peker mot en praksis der musikkstykket ble «slått», slik som på munnharpe, harpe eller langeleik (=langharpe) jamfr. “Horpeslått”. Begrepet varierer noe fra bygd til bygd. I Setesdal omtales slåtten som “slag”, i Hallingdal og Valdres oftest “lått”, avl. av verbet “låte”. Gudbrandsdalen bruker vanligvis betegnelsen “leik” eller “læk”. Slåttebetegnelsen skriver seg helst fra Telemark med Numedal og Vestlandet, som var de første områdene hardingfelemusikk ble omtalt fra.

Slåttene inndeles i grupper etter takt og dansepraksis. Disse gruppene er Gangar og halling eller laus, i todelt takt, 6/8 eller 2/4, springar i 3/4, marsj eller reiselått i todelt takt, og lydarlått.

Ofte finner man slåttebegrepet i sammensatte ord som forteller om hva slags instrument slåtten er blitt overlevert på: (harding)feleslått, (munn)harpeslått, langeleiklått, (selje)fløyteslått, trommeslått og kjaftelått.

Donald R. Pierce

Donald R. Pierce (born April 13, 1937) is a retired U.S. Racing Hall of Fame jockey in thoroughbred horse racing.

Based in California, Pierce earned his first win in 1954 and went on to become a leading jockey in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1967, he was voted the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award which honors a rider whose career and personal conduct exemplifies the very best example of participants in the sport of thoroughbred racing. Of this recognition by his peers, Pierce said “I’ve got the trophy sitting on my mantle and it’s very important to me. Without a doubt, it ranks close to anything I ever achieved in racing. It’s very, very special.”

Pierce was a four-time winner of California’s most prestigious race, the Santa Anita Handicap, and twice won the most important West Coast race for three-year-olds, the Santa Anita Derby. Out of five appearances in the Kentucky Derby, his best result came in 1980 when he rode Elmendorf Farm’s Super Moment to a fourth-place finish. In his only Preakness Stakes, he finished fourth aboard Flying Paster.

Between 1969 and 1973, Pierce set a California stakes race record by winning five straight editions of the Los Angeles Handicap.

Retired and living in Encinitas, not far from the Del Mar Racetrack. As of 2007, he was still involved in the industry, maintaining an ownership stake in at least one racehorse.

In 2010, Don Pierce was voted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

His brother, Larry Pierce, was also a jockey who rode on the West Coast where he is known for his success at race tracks in Washington state.

Osni Neto

Osni Purificação Neto (born April 16, 1979 in São Paulo) is a retired football (soccer) player who played in the Campeonato Paulista, USL First Division, Canadian Soccer League, and the Major Indoor Soccer League.

Neto began his career SE Palmeiras where he won the Copa do Brasil in 1998. He had stints with Inter de Limeira, and CR Vasco da Gama. In 2006, he went overseas to Canada to sign with the Toronto Lynx of the USL First Division.He made his debut on April 29, 2006 against the Vancouver Whitecaps.He recorded his first goal for Toronto in a 2-1 defeat to Portland Timbers on May 21, 2006.During his tenure with Toronto he recorded in total five goals.

When the Lynx dropped to the PDL he signed as a free agent for the Serbian White Eagles of the Canadian Soccer League for the 2007 season. He made his debut for Serbia on May 18, 2007 in a match against Trois-Rivières Attak. During his time with the Eagles, he appeared in sixteen games and scored 5 goals. He was released midway through the season and signed for the New Jersey Ironmen of the MISL and retired from football in 2008.

Darcelle XV

Darcelle XV (born 1930), is the stage name of Walter Cole, a drag queen in Portland, Oregon, United States. Cole was raised in the Linnton neighborhood and served in the United States Armed Forces until the late 1950s, after which he lived a “conventional” life in southeast Portland with his wife and two children. Funds he received from the military helped Cole start new business ventures. He first purchased a coffeehouse near Portland State University called Caffé Espresso, which later relocated and was expanded to include a jazz club called Studio A. In 1967, Cole purchased a tavern in northwest Portland called Demas, which became Darcelle XV Showplace.

Cole first wore a woman’s dress at age 37. By 1969, he had developed the “alter ego” Darcelle and came out as gay. He left his wife and began a relationship with Roxy Neuhardt. During the 1970s, the Showplace became a popular destination for drag performance. In 1999, Darcelle became the oldest female impersonator on the West Coast after the closing of San Francisco’s drag venue Finocchio’s. In 2010, Darcelle served as grand marshal of the Portland Rose Festival’s Starlight Parade and received the city’s Spirit of Portland Award. That same year, Cole and Sharon Knorr published his memoir, Just Call Me Darcelle; Knorr also served as director of Cole’s 2010 one-person show of the same name.

Cole was born in 1930 and lived in Linnton, Portland, Oregon during his childhood. His young personality has been described as a shy, “four-eyed sissy boy”. Cole was discharged from the military in the late 1950s following the Korean War, after which he lived a “conventional” life in southeast Portland with his wife and two children. Cole worked at a Fred Meyer store and described himself as having “a crew cut and horn-rimmed glasses”.

With $5,000 he received from the military at the time of his discharge, Cole purchased a coffeehouse near Portland State University called Caffé Espresso. He later moved the coffeehouse to Southwest Third and Clay, expanding the basement to include a late-night jazz club called Studio A. Urban renewal caused Cole to sell his business. In 1967, $5,000 in urban renewal compensation provided a down payment on a tavern called Demas, located on Northwest Third and Davis. Cole would turn Demas into Darcelle XV Showplace.

Cole, who had an interest in acting and had worked at Portland Civic Theater, developed his “alter ego” Darcelle and came out as gay. According to Cole, he first wore a woman’s dress at age 37. In 1969, he left his wife of eighteen years and began a lifelong relationship with Roxy Neuhardt, who also served as an artistic collaborator. Cole remained legally married to his wife; his relationship with his two children was strained, but stayed intact.

Darcelle wore false eyelashes, jewelry, and shiny clothing. Cole has described Darcelle’s persona as having “sequins on the eyelids, lots of feathers, big hair, big jewels, and lots of wisecracks”. Avoiding an Oregon law that prohibited the use of more than one instrument during performances, entertainers at Darcelle XV Showplace lip-synched. The business was fined after Neuhardt performed a “ballet-like adagio” with another man. During the 1970s, the Showplace became a popular destination for drag performance. With the closing of San Francisco’s drag venue Finocchio’s in 1999, Darcelle became the oldest female impersonator on the West Coast.

Darcelle and the Showplace have become part of Portland’s culture over the years. Darcelle attends many social functions throughout the city. In 2011, she served as grand marshal of the Portland Rose Festival’s Starlight Parade and received the city’s Spirit of Portland Award. That same year, Cole and Sharon Knorr published his memoir, Just Call Me Darcelle. The book recalls Cole’s life, including his childhood, military service, and experiences as Darcelle. Cole also shared stories of Portland’s culture, from his visit to Old Town Chinatown with his mother in the 1930s, to Magic Garden as a lesbian club in the 1960s, to his description of the Hoyt Hotel. Knorr served as director of Cole’s 2010 one-person show of the same name.

Darcelle XV Showplace has hosted the longest-running drag show on the West Coast. In 2011, Willamette Week‘s Kelly Clarke called Darcelle the “unofficial welcome wagon” to Portland for forty years. She wrote that Just Call Me Darcelle reads blandly, “like a plainspeak transcription”, but also acknowledged the value of his recollections of Portland culture, spanning more than 75 years. In her review of Cole’s memoir, Clarke described him as “an energetic businessman whose desire for a life less ordinary catapulted him from a job at Fred Meyer to become the proprietor of a counterculture coffee shop, an after-hours jazz club, a rough-‘n’-ready ‘dyke bar’ and, finally, a nationally known drag revue, without ever leaving Portland.

Darcelle XV was recognized by Guinness World Records as the World’s Oldest Drag Queen in 2016.