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Bob Geldof

Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, is an Irish singer-songwriter, political activist, occasional actor. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band the Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s, who achieved popularity at the time of the punk rock movement; the band had UK number one hits with his compositions "Rat Trap" and "I Don't Like Mondays". Geldof co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas?", one of the best-selling singles of all time, starred in Pink Floyd's 1982 film Pink Floyd – The Wall as "Pink". Geldof is recognised for his activism anti-poverty efforts concerning Africa. In 1984, he and Midge Ure founded the charity supergroup Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia, they went on to organise the charity super-concert Live Aid the following year and the Live 8 concerts in 2005. Geldof serves as an adviser to the ONE Campaign, co-founded by fellow Irish rock singer and activist Bono, is a member of the Africa Progress Panel, a group of ten distinguished individuals who advocate at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development in Africa.

A single father, Geldof has been outspoken for the fathers' rights movement. Geldof was appointed Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Elizabeth II, is a recipient of the Man of Peace title which recognises individuals who have made "an outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace", among numerous other awards and nominations. In 2005, he received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Geldof was brought up in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, a son of Robert and Evelyn Geldof, his paternal grandfather, Zenon Geldof, was a hotel chef. His paternal grandmother, Amelia Falk, was a British Jew from London; when Geldof was six or seven, his mother, Evelyn, 41, died of a cerebral haemorrhage. Geldof attended Blackrock College, where he was bullied for being a poor rugby player and for his middle name, Zenon. After work as a slaughterman, a road navvy and pea canner in Wisbech, he was hired as a music journalist in Vancouver, British Columbia, for The Georgia Straight.

He guest hosted the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation children's program Switchback. Returning to Ireland in 1975, he became lead singer of the Boomtown Rats, a rock group linked with the punk movement. In 1978, The Boomtown Rats had their first No. 1 single in the UK with "Rat Trap", the first new wave chart-topper in Britain. In 1979, they gained international attention with their second UK No. 1, "I Don't Like Mondays". This was both controversial. Geldof had written it in the aftermath of Brenda Ann Spencer's attempted massacre at an elementary school in San Diego, California in 1979. In 1980, The Boomtown Rats released the album Mondo Bongo, its single "Up All Night" was a huge hit in the U. S. and its video was played on MTV. Geldof became known as a colourful interview subject; the Boomtown Rats' first appearance on Ireland's The Late Late Show saw Geldof as deliberately brusque to host Gay Byrne and during his interview he attacked Irish politicians and the Catholic Church, which he blamed for many of the country's problems.

He responded to nuns in the audience who tried to shout him down by saying they had "an easy life with no material worries in return for which they gave themselves body and soul to the church". He criticised Blackrock College; the interview caused uproar. In January 2013, Geldof announced The Boomtown Rats would be reforming to play together for the first time since 1986 at that year's Isle of Wight Festival in June, they have subsequently announced further tour dates and released a new CD Back to Boomtown: Classic Rats Hits. Geldof left the Boomtown Rats in 1986 to launch a solo career and publish his autobiography, Is That It?, a UK best-seller. His first solo records sold reasonably well and spawned the hit singles "This Is The World Calling" and "The Great Song of Indifference", he occasionally performed with other artists, such as David Gilmour and Thin Lizzy. A performance of "Comfortably Numb" with Gilmour is documented in the 2002 DVD David Gilmour in Concert. In 1992, he performed at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert with the surviving members of Queen at the old Wembley Stadium, singing a song he jokingly claimed to have co-written with Mercury, called "Too Late God".

The song was co-written by Karl Hyde. Geldof has worked as a DJ for XFM radio. In 1998, he erroneously announced Ian Dury's death from cancer due to hoax information from a listener, disgruntled at the station's change of ownership; the event caused music paper NME to call Geldof "the world's worst DJ". Along with U2's Bono, he has devoted much time since 2000 to campaigning for debt relief for developing countries, his commitments in this field, including the organisation of the Live 8 concerts, kept Geldof from producing any more musical output since 2001's Sex, Age & Death album. In 2002, he was listed as one of the 100 Greatest Britons in a poll conducted among the general public, despite not being British. After Live 8, Geldof returned to his career as a musician by releasing a box set containing all of his solo albums entitled Great Songs of Indifference – The Anthology 1986–2001 in late 2005. Following that release, Geldof toured, albeit with mixed success. In July 2006, Geldof arrived at Milan's Arena Civica, a venue capable of holding 12,000 people, to play a scheduled concert to find that the organisers had not put the

Pregnancy specific biological substances

Pregnancy-specific biological substances, which include the placenta, umbilical cord, amniotic fluid, amniotic membrane are being studied for a number of health uses. For example, Placental-derived stem cells are being studied so they can serve as a potential treatment method for cell therapy. Hepatocyte-like cells are generated from differentiated human amniotic epithelial cells that are abundant in the placenta. HLC may replace hepatocytes for hepatocyte transplantation to treat chronic liver damage. Recent research has shown that the placenta and placenta derivatives are being regenerative cell therapies and includes immunological features. Placenta structures consist of unique physiognomies. Placenta's structure not only regulates its function but gives the probability of efficient use in clinics and in biotechnology. According to a research study by Bhattacharya N. Anemia caused by Diabetes mellitus in patients with albuminuria can be treated with cord blood transfusion; the research showed increased in albumin per gram of creatinine that assessed for albuminuria for patients that received cord blood transfusions


Type II inositol-1,4,5-trisphosphate 5-phosphatase is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the INPP5B gene. Cellular calcium signaling is controlled by the production of inositol phosphates by phospholipase C in response to extracellular signals; the IP signaling molecules are inactivated by a family of inositol polyphosphate-5-phosphatases. This gene encodes the type II 5-phosphatase; the protein is localized to the cytosol and mitochondria, associates with membranes through an isoprenyl modification near the C-terminus. Several alternatively spliced transcript variants of this gene have been described, but the full-length nature of some of these variants has not been determined

Dua Allahumma kun li-waliyyik

Dua Allahumma kun li-waliyyik or "Du'a Allahumma kun li-waliyyik al-Hujjatibnil Hasan", known as "Dua Salamati Imam Zaman" is a supplication, recited for the health of Hujjat al-Mahdi, regarded as the last Imam --of Twelver Islam-- and the savior of the world from the oppression. Moreover, the Du'a "Allahumma kun li-waliyyik" is famous as Dua Faraj between Shia Muslims "O Allah, terrible was the calamity, its evil consequences are visible, the covering has been removed, hopes have been cut off, the earth has shrunk..." The text of the supplication of "Du'a Allahumma kun li-waliyyik al-Hujjatibnil Hasan" is as follows: "O Allah, be, for Your representative, the Hujjat, son of AlHassan, Your blessings be on him and his forefathers, in this hour and in every hour, a guardian, a protector, a leader, a helper, a proof, an eye. Until You make him live on the earth, in obedience, cause him to live in it for a long time." This supplication has been narrated by Kulayni in his book al-Kafi, from Muhammad ibn Isa, he mentions this from the Salihan.

There have been other narrators between Muhammad ibn Ya'qub al-Kulayni and Muhammad bin Isa ibn ‘Ubaid that have been omitted from the transmission chain because of being a context. Moreover, the Du'a "Allahumma kun li-waliyyik" has been mentioned by others, such as: Sayyid ibn Tavus, Kaf'ami, etc. Du'a al-Faraj Du'a Kumayl Du'a Nudba Mujeer Du'a Du'a Abu Hamza al-Thumali Dua Allahuma The authenticity of supplication “Allahumma kun li-waliyyik al-Hujjatibnil Hasan… Dua al-Faraj Dua-e-Faraj

2011 Belgian Grand Prix

The 2011 Belgian Grand Prix, formally the 2011 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix, was a Formula One motor race, held on 28 August 2011, at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Spa, Belgium. It was the twelfth round of the 67th Belgian Grand Prix to be held; the 44-lap race was won by Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel, the drivers' championship leader, after starting from pole position. Vettel's teammate Mark Webber finished in second place, Jenson Button completed the podium in third position for McLaren; as a consequence of the race, Vettel extended his lead in the World Drivers' Championship to 92 points over Webber. Fernando Alonso, fourth in the race, moved into third place in the championship, ten points behind Webber in second, eight ahead of Button. In the World Constructors' Championship, Red Bull extended their championship lead to 131 points over McLaren, with Ferrari a further 64 points behind in third position; the FIA banned the use of DRS through the Eau Rouge corner, since drivers had raised safety concerns similar to those held at Monaco.

The overtaking aid was not permitted between the entrance to the La Source hairpin and the top of the hill after Eau Rouge. The DRS zone for the race was along the Kemmel Straight until Les Combes. Tyre supplier Pirelli brought its white-banded medium compound tyre as the harder "prime" tyre and the yellow-banded soft compound as the softer "option" compound, as opposed to the previous year where Bridgestone brought the hard compound as the prime. After completing a practice session for Renault at the Hungaroring, Bruno Senna was promoted to a race seat for the Belgian Grand Prix, replacing Nick Heidfeld; the race weekend marked the twentieth anniversary of Michael Schumacher's Formula One debut at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix. Schumacher wore a special gold helmet to commemorate the occasion. Prior to the summer break, Sebastian Vettel had yet again extended his lead, in the previous race, in Hungary to 85 points over teammate Mark Webber, on 234. Webber on 149, was 3 points ahead of 4 ahead of Fernando Alonso.

Jenson Button was ranked fifth on 134 points, after winning the last race. As far as Constructors were concerned, Red Bull Racing held the lead with 383 points, however McLaren had closed the gap, but were still 103 points behind on 280. Third placed team Ferrari were on 215 points, had a big gap to the ongoing Mercedes and Renault scrap for fourth place; the first Friday session was declared wet following a shower shortly before the pit lane opened. The Mercedes cars of Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg set the early pace, with lap times well under two minutes, they remained unthreatened at the top of the time sheets for the remainder of the session. Bruno Senna's return to Formula One ended abruptly when the Brazilian driver spun at turn 9, damaging his Renault R31 enough to end his session early. Paul di Resta had a similar episode at the same corner several minutes forcing the session to be red-flagged while his Force India VJM04 was craned away; the second session was rain-affected, with only limited running taking place before the rain returned.

Mark Webber set the fastest time of the session, four seconds faster than Schumacher's time in the morning session. Fernando Alonso was second ahead of Lewis Hamilton; the session was free of incidents, though Renault's Vitaly Petrov suffered a steering problem that saw him finish the 90-minute session in 24th and last place having done no dry running in the session. The final session on Saturday morning was once again declared wet. Mark Webber was once again fastest, ahead of Jaime Alguersuari. Ferrari completed little running and finished the session 23rd and 24th, with Felipe Massa recording just seven laps and Fernando Alonso failing to set a lap time despite doing an installation lap; the first qualifying period began badly for Michael Schumacher, who lost a wheel on the approach to Rivage and crashed out on his warm-up lap, demoting him to 24th place on the grid, his worst starting position in his career. The circuit began to dry out, at the end of the session, Mark Webber was the fastest man on the circuit.

Heikki Kovalainen edged into 17th place at the last minute and was safe from elimination at the expense of Paul di Resta. Because of the improving lap times, the Virgin of local driver Jérôme d'Ambrosio and the Hispanias of Daniel Ricciardo and Vitantonio Liuzzi all set times outside 107% of Webber's lap time, but all four of them were allowed to start the race; the rain began falling again ahead of the second qualifying period, leading to a dramatic drop in lap times. Adrian Sutil crashed at the top of Eau Rouge. Race control was forced to red-flag the session with seven minutes remaining in order to clear the circuit. Fernando Alonso went on to set the fastest lap time of the session, while Jenson Button moved over for Lewis Hamilton to allow the 2008 World Champion a clear lap to qualify for the third and final period. Button qualified 13th, behind Sébastien Buemi and Kamui Kobayashi, ahead of Rubens Barrichello, Sutil – whose time was fast enough for 15th position despite causing the session to be stopped – Pastor Maldonado and Heikki Kovalainen.

In the final few seconds of Q2, four cars attempted to clear the Bus Stop chicane, including Lewis Hamilton and Pastor Maldonado. None of the cars was able to cross the start/finish line in tim

René Gusperti

René Gusperti is an Italian former swimmer. He was a world class freestyle sprinter during the 1990s and unchallenged Italian Champion in the same years. Gusperti was born in Schlanders/Silandro, he began swimming in Rari Nantes Trento, there he met his long-lasting coach Walter Bolognani, current head-coach of the Italian Junior National Team. He joined Fiamme Gialle and won his first Italian Championship in 1991, from on ten years of nearly uninterrupted victories follows. During the nineties Gusperti competed in all the major international events, including 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics. In 2005 he joined CSI Trento Nuoto - as of 2007 - and coaches, he is the brother of another renowned former Italian swimmer. Summer Olympic Games: Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996. World Long Course Championships: Rome 1994. World Short Course Championships: Rio de Janeiro 1995, Gothenburg 1997. European Long Course Championships: Athens 1991, Sheffield 1993, Vienna 1995, Seville 1997, Istanbul 1999. European Short Course Championships: Gelsenkirchen 1991, Espoo 1992, Gateshead 1993, Riesa 1996.

Mediterranean Games: Athens 1991, Languedoc-Roussillon 1993, Bari 1997. Agenda Diana, René Gusperti page RAI Profile