António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres is a Portuguese politician and diplomat, serving as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. He was the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015. Guterres was the prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 and was the secretary-general of the Socialist Party from 1992 to 2002, he served as president of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005. In both a 2012 and 2014 poll, the Portuguese public ranked him as the best prime minister of the previous 30 years. Guterres was born and raised in Lisbon, the son of Virgílio Dias Guterres and Ilda Cândida de Oliveira, he attended the Camões Lyceum, where he graduated in 1965, winning the National Lyceums Award as the best student in the country. He studied physics and electrical engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbon in Lisbon, he graduated in 1971 and started an academic career as an assistant professor teaching systems theory and telecommunications signals, before leaving academic life to start a political career.
Guterres' political career began in 1974. Shortly thereafter, he became a full-time politician. In the period following the Carnation Revolution of 25 April 1974 that put an end to Caetano's dictatorship, Guterres became involved in Socialist Party leadership and held the following offices: Head of Office of the Secretary of State of Industry Deputy for Castelo Branco in the Portuguese National Parliament Leader of the parliamentary bench of the Socialist Party, succeeding Jorge Sampaio Guterres was a member of the team that negotiated the terms of Portugal's entry into the European Union in the late 1970s, he was a founding member of the Portuguese Refugee Council in 1991. In 1992, after the Socialists' third consecutive defeat in Parliamentary elections, Guterres became secretary-general of the Socialist Party and leader of the opposition during Aníbal Cavaco Silva's government. At the time, he was the party's third leader in six years, he was selected as one of the 25 vice-presidents of the Socialist International in September 1992.
His election represented a break with tradition for the Socialists: not only was Guterres not associated with either the faction around then-president and former prime minister Mário Soares or the party's left wing led by Guterres' predecessor Sampaio, but he was a devout Catholic, running counter to the party's historical secularism. He sought to consult with Portugal's civil society in formulating policy, meeting a range of intellectuals and entrepreneurs from across the country and the political spectrum in the run-up to the next general election. Cavaco Silva did not seek a fourth term as prime minister of Portugal and the Socialist Party won the 1995 parliamentary election. President Soares appointed Guterres as prime minister and his Cabinet took the oath of office on 28 October that year. Guterres ran on a platform of keeping a tight hold on budget spending and inflation in a bid to ensure that Portugal met the Euro convergence criteria by the end of the decade, as well as increasing rates of participation in the labor market among women, improving tax collection and cracking down on tax evasion, increased involvement of the mutual and non-profit sectors in providing welfare services, a means-tested guaranteed minimum income, increased investment in education.
He was one of seven Social Democratic prime ministers in the European Union, joining political allies in Spain, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands. With a style markedly different from that of his predecessor, based on dialogue and discussion with all sections of society, Guterres was a popular prime minister in the first years of his office. Portugal was enjoying a solid economic expansion which allowed the Socialists to reduce budget deficits while increasing welfare spending and creating new conditional cash transfer programs, his government accelerated the program of privatizations, undertaken by Cavaco Silva's government: a total of 29 companies were privatized between 1996 and 1999, with proceeds from privatizations in 1996–1997 being greater than those of the previous six years, the public sector's share of GDP being halved from 11 percent in 1994 to 5.5 percent five years later. Share ownership was widened, with 800,000 people investing in Portugal Telecom upon its privatization in 1996 and 750,000 applying for shares in Electricidade de Portugal.
In 1998, Guterres presided over Expo 98 in Lisbon, commemorating the 500th anniversary of the voyage of Vasco da Gama. In 1998, two nationwide referenda were held; the first one was held in June, asked the voters whether abortion rules should be liberalized. The Socialist Party split over the issue of liberalization, Guterres himself led the pro-life side, which won the referendum. A second referendum was held in this time over the regionalization of the mainland. In this referendum, both Guterres and his party supported the approval of such an administrative reform. In this second referendum, Guterres suffered a political defeat, as the proposal was rejected by the voters. Contrary to his party stance and following the removal of homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses by the World Health Organization in 1990, Guterres said, in 1995, that "he did not like homosexuality" and that he considered it "something that bothered him". On foreign policy, Guterres campaigned for United Nations in
Torreblanca is a Mexican rock and pop band based in Mexico City led by musician and composer Juan Manuel Torreblanca. In 2007, Juan Manuel Torreblanca was selected by the Red Bull Music Academy to participate in forums and workshops in Toronto, where he made several concerts. In 2008, Juan Manuel participated in the Sónar Festival. After the festival, he decided to form a band to make a new musical proposal. Through MySpace he met Alejandro Balderas, who plays the flute, saxophones and the transverse flute, they invited Jerson Vázquez on the drums and Carlos Zavala "El Abuelo" on bass, with whom Juan Manuel had formed the group Un Teni. The new band with the name Torreblanca, taken from the last name of Juan Manuel, published an EP, with four songs, co-produced by Arturo "Turra" Medina and León Polar, LoBlondo from Hello Seahorse! and Natalia Lafourcade. After listening to them at Vive Latino festival, Quique Rangel from Café Tacuba decided to be the producer of their first LP, Bella época. In 2012 the song "Roma" was the theme of a Telcel ad campaign.
In 2014 Torreblanca published another production, El polvo en la luz produced by Hector Castillo, receiving good reviews. Juan Manuel Torreblanca, vocals Alejandro Balderas “El Tío”, sax and vocals Carlos Zavala “El Abuelo”, bass Jerson Vázquez, drums Natalie Reyes, synth, vocals Andrea Balency, accordion Carmen Ruíz, vocals 2011: Bella Época 2014: El Polvo En La Luz 2016: Algo Se Quedó Sin Decir 2010: Defensa
"Hey Kid, Catch!" was a television commercial for Coca-Cola starring Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle "Mean" Joe Greene. The commercial debuted on October 1, 1979, was re-aired multiple times, most notably during Super Bowl XIV in 1980; the 60-second commercial won a Clio Award for being one of the best television commercials of 1979. During its planning and filming stages, McCann Erickson, the advertising agency that created the commercial, used the working title "Mean Joe Greene"; the commercial was a part of a Smile" ad campaign of the late 1970s. The commercial's set-up and payoff is classic simple advertising. After sustaining an injury during a football game, Greene is limping alone into the tunnel toward the Steelers' locker room when a young boy comes up behind him offering his help, which Greene declines. After telling Greene that he still thinks he is the best, the boy offers him his bottle of Coke; when Greene finishes the Coke he turns back to the boy and says "Hey, kid... catch," tossing his jersey to the surprised boy who says "Wow!
Thanks, Mean Joe!" Greene casts a smile toward the boy before continuing his trek to the locker room. The campaign's art director was Roger Mosconi, the writer was Penny Hawkey, the singers of the "Coke and a Smile" jingle were Jim Campbell, Don Thomas, Liz Corrigan, Shellie Littman, Arlene Martell, Linda November; the footage was shot in May 1979 at a small stadium in Mount Vernon, New York, the commercial first aired on October 1, 1979 on ABC's Monday Night Football, though its airing during Super Bowl XIV in 1980 brought it the most attention due to the program's enormous audience. The commercial has been listed as one of the top ads of all time by multiple sources, including TV Guide; the ad received worldwide acclaim when it was re-filmed in various countries using indigenous sports figures in each version. Greene recalled that in filming the commercial, it took several takes to get his final line in the commercial in without burping. "Between me belching and going to the men's room, it took three days to film it," Greene recalled.
The end of the commercial was shown during the 2004 film Miracle when the USA vs. USSR hockey game was on a commercial break. In 2016 Joe reunited with Tommy Okon during a two-hour CBS special filmed at Apogee Stadium in Denton, Texas honoring Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials. Greene speaking with Okon 40 years since the original filming said to Okon “It’s great to see you. My God, look at you. I don’t need to look down here anymore!” In 1983, the television show Newhart paid homage to the commercial in the first season episode "A View from the Bench" when a limping Celtics player throws his basketball shoes to Bob Newhart on his way to the locker room. A Sesame Street segment featuring Gordon, giving a big towel to a kid, which has the number seven on it as a way to show the number seven as the number of the day; the 1999 Family Guy episode "Peter, Caviar Eater" features a cutaway gag with Mean Joe tossing all of his clothes to Peter. He makes another appearance in the 2008 episode "Road to Germany," tossing a container of uranium to Stewie.
The ending of the Futurama episode from 2002 called "A Leela of Her Own" parodies this, with Leela, as a blernsball pitcher, throwing her jockstrap, unsuccessfully, to professional blernsball player, Jackie Anderson. In 2003, in the television show Frasier the character Niles gives a child a handkerchief in a similar manner after a good performance at an elementary-school assembly about the importance of cleanliness. During Super Bowl XLIII in 2009, Coca-Cola aired a parody to the ad to promote its Coca-Cola Zero brand, starring former Steelers player Troy Polamalu in Greene's role. Continuing an ongoing theme in promotion for the beverage, the ad is interrupted by Coca-Cola "brand managers" who accuse Polamalu of "stealing" their commercial, prompting the safety to tackle one of them and give the child their shirt. In 2011, an episode of SportsNation on ESPN2 parodied this commercial which featured sportscaster Michelle Beadle in Greene's role. In the commercial, after finishing the soda, instead of the jersey, she "accidentally" throws the empty soda bottle back to the child as it breaks on the wall at the end and apologizes after that "mishap".
In addition, the commercial tried to look like the late 1970s/early 1980s font titles with the words "Facebook.com/SportsNation" and "Have Some "SportsNation" and a smile" and "Sports is Life". An advertisement for the Fox television drama series House, first aired during Super Bowl XLV, parodies the original commercial with a similar scene in which Dr. Gregory House, played by Hugh Laurie, throws his cane to a young fan played by Preston Bailey. In 2012, Greene reprised his role in a Downy Unstopables ad for Super Bowl XLVI entitled "Stinky", where Amy Sedaris rejects Greene's jersey because it smelled. In 2016, forward-center for the Sacramento Kings DeMarcus Cousins did a recreation of the classic commercial in order to promote the 2016 All-Star Voting process