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Brazilian Grand Prix

The Brazilian Grand Prix is a Formula One championship race, held at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Interlagos neighborhood, Socorro district, São Paulo. Motor racing started in Brazil before World War II, with races on the 6.9-mile Gávea street circuit in Rio de Janeiro starting in 1934. In 1936 construction began on Brazil's first permanent autodrome in the São Paulo neighborhood of Interlagos and was finished in 1940. Brazil held Grands Prix during the early parts of WWII at Gavea. Interlagos, a circuit inspired in layout by the Roosevelt Raceway in the United States gained a reputation as being a tough and demanding circuit with many challenging corners, elevation changes, a rough surface, little room for error. A Brazilian Grand Prix was first held in 1972 at Interlagos, although it was not part of the Formula One World Championship. Typical of European motorsports at the time, this race was done as a test to convince the FIA if the Interlagos circuit and its organizers could capably hold a Grand Prix.

Like most major circuits used for Grands Prix in Latin America such as the Hermanos Rodríguez Autodrome in Mexico City Interlagos was located in the confines of a sprawling urban neighborhood in a large city. The following year, the race was first included in the official calendar, it was won by defending world champion and São Paulo native Emerson Fittipaldi. In 1974, Fittipaldi won again in rain soaked conditions, the year after, another São Paulo native, Carlos Pace, won the race in his Brabham, followed by Fittipaldi. 1977 was won by Reutemann, but the drivers began complaining about Interlagos's rough surface, the event was relocated for a year to the new Jacarepaguá circuit in Rio de Janeiro. After a year in Rio, the race returned to Interlagos, now with new and upgraded facilities for the next two seasons, but the Interlagos surface was still bumpy. The original arrangement from 1978 onwards was to alternate the Brazilian Grand Prix between the São Paulo and Rio circuits, but by this time, the population of São Paulo had risen from 5 to 8 million over the space of 10 years.

Formula One was supposed to come back to Interlagos for the 1981 season after the track surface there would be repaved. The drivers were dissatisfied with the safety conditions of the bumpy 5-mile Interlagos circuit which had not been changed after the previous year's improvements; the ground-effect wing cars of that year had a tendency to bounce up and down thanks to the suction created by the cars' wing-shaped underbodies, they were more stiffly suspended than before. The bad surface was so rough; the barriers and catch-fence arrangements were not adequate enough for Formula One. Jody Scheckter attempted to stop the race from going ahead but this did not work and the race ended up being won by Frenchman René Arnoux. With Formula One's more glamorous image being better suited to the more better-looking city of Rio de Janeiro, the F1 circus went back to Rio again and the circuit went on to host the 1980s turbo era. In 1978 the Brazilian Grand Prix moved to Jacarepaguá in Rio de Janeiro. Argentine Carlos Reutemann dominated in his Ferrari, equipped with superior Michelin tyres.

This proved to be the French company's first victory in Formula One. Reutemann was followed by home favorite defending champion Niki Lauda. After the emergence in 1980 of Rio de Janeiro racer Nelson Piquet, the decline of Interlagos and the retirement of Fittipaldi, Brazilian fans lobbied to host the Brazilian GP in Piquet's home town; the flat Jacarepaguá circuit, like Interlagos before it, proved to be demanding: most corners were long and fast, some were banked and the track had a abrasive surface. Due to the FIA calendar, which invariably had the Brazilian GP at the beginning of the season thus in the Southern hemisphere summer and the tropical weather of Rio, most races were held under high temperatures and high humidity. Due to all of those circumstances, Grands Prix at Rio were demanding and most drivers who won it were exhausted in the end. In 1981, Carlos Reutemann disobeyed team orders to let his teammate Alan Jones by and took the victory; the race saw Italian Riccardo Patrese retire due to physical exhaustion.

Piquet won in 1983 and 1986, the 1988 race was notable, as up-and-coming star Ayrton Senna started from the pit-lane in his first race for McLaren.

Revere Beach station

Revere Beach is a rapid transit station in Revere, Massachusetts. Located between Beach Street and Shirley Avenue, it serves the MBTA Blue Line, it serves Revere Beach, a popular summer destination with a substantial year-round resident population. It opened in January 1954 on the site of a former Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad station, as part of an extension to Wonderland. Revere Beach station was closed and rebuilt from 1994 to 1995. Like all Blue Line stations from Airport east, Revere Beach has two side platforms. Uniquely among Blue Line stations, it is located below grade in a trench, with a surface-level fare lobby. Entrances to the station are from Shirley Avenue; the narrow gauge Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad opened from East Boston to Lynn on July 29, 1875. The line ran directly adjacent to the beachfront, a popular summer destination, on the alignment of the modern Revere Beach Boulevard. Revere station was located between Shirley Avenue; the station was renamed Pavilion in the late 1870s and Crescent Beach in 1884.

The Eastern Railroad-backed Boston and Shore Railroad operated inland in 1884 and 1885, with its own Crescent Beach station just west of the BRB&L station. In April 1897, the BRB&L was moved inland onto the BW&S right-of-way, with Crescent Beach station relocated to the new alignment. By 1928 the line was electrified, with pre-pay stations - more a rapid transit line than a conventional railroad. However, due to the Great Depression, the BRB&L shut down on January 27, 1940. In 1941, the Boston Elevated Railway bought the BRB&L right of way from Day Square to Revere Beach for use as a high-speed trolley line similar to the Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line; the 1926 Report on Improved Transportation Facilities and 1945–47 Coolidge Commission Report recommended that the East Boston Tunnel line, converted to rapid transit from streetcars in 1924, be extended to Lynn via the BBRB&L route rather than using it for a trolley line. In 1947, the newly formed Metropolitan Transit Authority decided to build to Lynn as a rapid transit line, construction began in October 1948.

The first part of the Revere Extension opened to Orient Heights in January 1952 and Suffolk Downs in April 1952. Revere Beach station was closed for one year starting on June 25, 1994 as the station was rebuilt along with Suffolk Downs and Wonderland stations as part of the Blue Line Modernization Program. Blue Line service temporarily ended at Orient Heights and buses served the closed stations during the project Revere Beach station was rebuilt at a cost of $9.8 million. The station was closed while additional platform repair work was performed from August 2 through 29, 2008. MBTA - Revere Beach Beach Street entrance from Google Maps Street View Shirley Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View

Kuldeep Singh Sengar

Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a convicted rapist and criminal conspirator, was a Member of legislative assembly from Bangarmau, Uttar Pradesh and belonged to various political parties including Bhartiya Janta Party, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Indian National Congress, convicted of rape, attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy and criminal intimidation. He is the main was booked under the POCSO Act, he is accused of killing three people, including the victim's father in police custody and her aunts by a conspired truck accident. Sengar started his political career with Indian National Congress in the early 1990s. In 2002, he was a Bahujan Samaj Party candidate, winning the election from Unnao Sadar with 24% of the votes, it was the first time. After being expelled from BSP due to alleged anti-party activities, he joined Samajwadi party and won a seat from Bangermau in 2007 and Bhagwant Nagar in 2012. In 2015, Kuldeep Singh's wife Sangeeta Singh won election of District Panchayat chief against Samajwadi Parti after which the party had estrangement with him and started seeing him as a rebel.

He joined Bhartiya Janata Party in 2017 to contest the legislative election. He won the election from Bangermau, a seat BJP has never won before, with 43% of the votes polled, he had held this seat earlier under Samajwadi Party. He has won 4 legislative elections from Unnao region on three different party tickets and has won every time. Sengar raped a 17-year-old teen in Unnao, who approached him asking for a job on 4 June 2017. On 13 April 2018, he was taken in by the Central Bureau of Investigation for questioning. Allahabad High Court took suo moto cognizance of the case and ordered his immediate arrest by CBI. FIRs were lodged and Sengar was kept in judicial custody for a week; the CBI have corroborated the victim's charge of rape. He has been booked under 4 sections of Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences. In December 2019, he was convicted of raping a minor. On 28 July 2019, two of the victim's aunts were killed and the victim and her lawyer critically injured, when a truck rammed the car they were travelling in.

Sengar has been booked for murder, attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy, criminal intimidation. The police FIR lists 10 persons including Sengar's brother Manoj Singh Sengar, Sashi Singh and his aides. Sengar was suspended from his political party BJP following the rape. In a statement, the State BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh said "Sengar was suspended by the party earlier and there is no change in his status. There is no change in the position of the party and the government, standing with the victim of the Unnao case." The demand for his expulsion from the ruling BJP grew, led by Congress Party leader Priyanka Gandhi and joined in by other opposition party leaders. In August 2019, after facing massive public and political outrage, the state and the Centre led BJP government expelled him from the party; the suspension and expulsion did not automatically disqualify him as a legislature. As of now, however, he is not a part of any legislative committee. Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty: Police Station- Hasanganj Dist.

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San Rafael Lake

San Rafael Lake is an arc-shaped coastal lake located in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region of Chile, within the national park that bears its name. To the north the lagoon is connected to the south lies the Ofqui Isthmus. To the west and east lie the Taitao Peninsula and the Northern Patagonian Ice Field respectively; the lake was formed by the retreat of the San Rafael Glacier in the Northern Patagonian Ice Field. Today it is a popular tourism destination, ships sail from Puerto Chacabuco and Puerto Montt to the lagoon nearly every day to see the ice falling from the glacier into the lagoon. Cruises pass by this area; the lake was visited by the Antonio de Vea expedition on December 1675. The expedition entered San Rafael Lake taking note of its windy conditions, the San Rafael Glacier and the swampy shores in the south that make up the Isthmus of Ofqui. Antonio de Vea entered San Rafael Lake through Río Témpanos without mentioning any ice floe but stating that the San Rafael Glacier did not reach far into the lake.

This has been intepreted to reflect that the effects of the Little Ice Age were not yet to be seen in the lake the late 17th century. In 1857 Chilean navy officer Francisco Hudson and Francisco Fonck explored the lake seeking a passage that permitted navigation further south without the need to rounding the dangerous Tres Montes Peninsula

Firelight (band)

Firelight is a pop/folk-band founded in 2013 by vocalist Richard Edwards Micallef in Malta. Michelle Mifsud, Wayne Williams and Daniel are all Richard's siblings; the band is completed by Leslie Decesare. Firelight’s style is a mix of pop, rock and folk. Richard plays the Appalachian dulcimer, an American traditional instrument related to the European zither. Firelight took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Denmark with their song “Coming Home“. Firelight released their first album called “Backdrop Of Life” in October 2014. Michelle Mifsud – vocals, percussion Richard Edward Micallef – vocals, acoustic guitar, Appalachian dulcimer, percussion Tony Polidano – vocals, upright bass, electric bass, acoustic bass, percussion Daniel Micallef – acoustic guitar, electric guitar Leslie Decesare – drums, harmonica Wayne Williams -vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards

2017 Czech government crisis

A Czech government crisis began in May 2017, as a result of suspicions that the Minister of Finance, Andrej Babiš the leader of ANO 2011, a partner in the ruling coalition, had evaded taxes related to his business activities. In March 2017, the Chamber of Deputies asked Andrej Babiš, leader of ANO 2011 and Minister of Finance, to explain his finances. In April 2017, he stated in a letter. Speaker of the chamber Jan Hamáček said. On 2 May 2017, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka stated. Bohuslav Sobotka announced on 2 May that he would resign, leading to the formation of a new cabinet which would not include Babiš. Babiš described Sobotka's decision as a "dirty trick." Lubomír Zaorálek and Milan Chovanec were mentioned as possible replacements for Sobotka as Prime Minister. Sobotka planned to submit his resignation to President Miloš Zeman on 4 May 2017, but decided to resign on 20 May, when Zeman returns from a visit to China. However, Zeman proceeded with the resignation ceremony nonetheless, considered a humiliation for Sobotka.

Sobotka decided not to resign after the ceremony, on 5 May 2017 he announced that he would instead dismiss Babiš from government. Sobotka's decision was praised by the leaders of TOP 09, KDU–ČSL. Petr Fiala, leader of ODS, called for a snap election, stated that Sobotka's decision would only deepen the crisis. Various politicians stated. Zeman announced on 8 May 2017 that he would not accept Babiš's removal from the government yet, would make a final decision on his return from China; this decision was criticised by many politicians and lawyers as unconstitutional, as according to the Czech constitution the president should appoint or dismiss ministers on the request of the Prime Minister. On 10 May 2017, a demonstration of 20,000 people was held in Prague against the actions of Zeman and Babiš, other demonstrations were held around the country. Zeman called a meeting of leaders of coalition parties in Liberec. Sobotka was unable to participate as he had gone to Luxembourg on 10 May, but Zeman met Chovanec, Babiš and Pavel Bělobrádek.

Zeman presented the two possible solutions to the crisis as a new election, or a new government without Sobotka or Babiš. ANO 2011 stated that they were prepared to discuss a government that would not include Sobotka or Babiš. ČSSD and KDU-ČSL stated that they would consider a government without ANO