R. C. Pro-Am is a racing video game developed by Rare, it was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System by Nintendo for North America in March 1988, in Europe on April 15 of the same year. Presented in an overhead isometric perspective, a single player races a radio-controlled car around a series of tracks; the objective of each track is to qualify for the next race by placing in the top three racers. Players collect items to improve performance, they must avoid a variety of hazards such as rain puddles and oil slicks, it is an example of a racing game which features vehicular combat, in which racers can use missiles and bombs to temporarily disable opposing vehicles. Titled Pro Am Racing, R. C. Pro-Am was ported to the Sega Genesis in 1992 as Championship Pro-Am, an enhanced remake with enhanced graphics and additional features. R. C. Pro-Am was followed by two sequels: Super R. C. Pro-Am in 1991, R. C. Pro-Am II in 1992. Listed by video game reviewers as one of Rare's first successful NES titles, R.
C. Pro-Am was well-received for its visuals, sound and enjoyability; the game distanced itself from earlier racing titles by using an overhead, instead of a first-person, perspective. Reviews have cited it as inspiration for future games such as Super Off Road, Rock n' Roll Racing, the Mario Kart series, it has appeared in many "top games of all time" lists and is regarded as one of the best titles in the NES library. The game was included in Rare's 2015 Rare Replay compilation for the Xbox One. R. C. Pro-Am is a racing video game in which a player controls a radio-controlled car against three opponents around a track from an overhead isometric perspective. Players use the horizontal buttons on the control pad to steer their car left or right, they use the other buttons to accelerate, fire weapons, pause the game. Consisting of 24 tracks total, the goal for each racer is to qualify for the next race by finishing in the top three in the four-car field; the game ends. For each successful completion of a race, the player receives a trophy.
After the game ends, players can record their scores on "Top Pro-Am Drivers" list, but the scores are erased when the console power is powered off. Throughout the courses, there are items on the track. "Tune-up items" help increase the car's performance, such as turbo acceleration, "hotter engines" for higher top speed, "super sticky tires" for increased traction and cornering. Players can collect weapons that can temporarily disable other vehicles: missiles take out the opposing vehicles from the front, while bombs take them out from the rear; the number of missiles and bombs carry over to the next race, players can collect extra ammunition, represented by stars, on the track. Roll cages, which opponents can collect, help protect cars from crash damage, stationary "zippers" give cars an extra speed boost, "bonus letters" give players large point bonuses and the ability to drive an upgraded car if they can spell "NINTENDO" with them. Players can upgrade from a standard truck to a faster 4-Wheeler and to the fastest Off Roader.
There are various hazards which must be avoided: oil slicks which cause cars to spin out of control, water puddles and "rain squalls" which slow them down, pop-up barriers which crash cars, skulls which decrease ammunition. Excessive use of projectile weaponry on opponents will result in the yellow car accelerating to 127 mph, which cannot be matched by the player; the Sega Genesis port, Championship Pro-Am, features some gameplay differences from the NES version of the game. In this port, players race against five other vehicles instead of three, but players must still place in the top three to move to the next track. Another feature is. Players try to spell "CHAMPION" in order to upgrade to a new car. R. C. Pro-Am was developed by UK-based company Rare. In 1987, the game was titled Pro-Am Racing but was renamed, it was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System by Nintendo in February 1988 in North America, in Europe on April 15 of the next year. It would be ported to the Sega Genesis under the name Championship Pro-Am and was released by Tradewest in 1992.
Its music was composed by David Wise, known for his work on Cobra Triangle as well as the Donkey Kong Country series. R. C. Pro-Am was subject to preview coverage in the Fall 1987 issue of Nintendo Fun Club News – the company's predecessor to its house organ Nintendo Power, it received a more in-depth look into the game in the proceeding Winter 1987 issue, saying that "this game is a must for RC Car owners". It was featured on the cover of the magazine's February–March 1988 issue, which included a full walkthrough. In Nintendo Power's premiere issue in July 1988, R. C. Pro-Am was listed 6th on its "Top 30" NES games list, it was the top "Dealer's Pick", it went down to the 8th position in September 1988, 12th in November. R. C. Pro-Am sold 2.3 million copies worldwide—an unqualified success—and made Rare into a major developer for the Nintendo Entertainment System. R. C. Pro-Am was reviewed in Computer Gaming World who called it "a compelling, innovating approach to car racing video games". Bill Kunkel found that it
Rekrut 67, Petersen is a 1952 Danish family film directed by Poul Bang. Lily Broberg as Grete Petersen Gunnar Lauring as Kaptajn Fang Kate Mundt as Anna Mogensen Ib Schønberg as Dr. Christiansen Buster Larsen as Peter Rasmussen Dirch Passer as Lillebilchauffør Larsen Rasmus Christiansen as Viceværten Henry Nielsen as Mælkemanden Henny Lindorff Buckhøj as Fru Rasmussen Ove Sprogøe as Rekrut 68 Valdemar Skjerning as Direktør I stormagasinet Svend Pedersen as Programleder Vibeke Warlev as Pianistinden Marie Bisgaard as Koncertsangerinde Inge Ketti as Alma, stuepige på Krogerup Robert Eiming as Direktionssekretær Inge-Lise Grue as Ekspeditrice Else Jarlbak as Kunde I stormagasin Agnes Phister-Andresen as Kunde I stormagasin Edith Hermansen Rekrut 67, Petersen on IMDb
Robin Mark Richardson is a former Canadian politician and Vancouver Islander separatist/activist, a Progressive Conservative member of the House of Commons of Canada. He represented the Toronto, Ontario riding of Beaches from 1979 to 1980, he is the current leader of the Vancouver Island Party. Richardson's profession is an economist, once working with the Fraser Institute. At one time, he was a minister for a Christian church in Esquimalt. Richardson represented Ontario's Beaches electoral district which he won in the 1979 federal election. After serving his only term, the 31st Canadian Parliament, he was defeated in the 1980 federal election by Neil Young of the New Democratic Party. In September 2000, he unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca Member of Parliament Keith Martin for the Canadian Alliance nomination in that riding. Richardson was critical of Martin's pro-choice position on abortion, while Martin had finished in fourth place during the Canadian Alliance leadership campaign earlier that year.
Richardson managed Stockwell Day's successful leadership campaign within Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca. In June 2016, he serves as leader; the party seeks to make Vancouver Island Canada's 11th province. Robin Richardson – Parliament of Canada biography
Squad Five-O is a punk rock band from Savannah, Georgia no longer formally touring or recording, but rather only performing occasional weekend concerts. Like their initial ska-punk stylings, their name was derived from a cross between the television shows Hawaii Five-O and The Mod Squad. Between 1997 and 2006 the band grew lyrically and in popularity, shifted its style significantly. Over the course of their career they moved from a small indie Christian label to the major label Capitol Records and released five albums in the process. Squad Five-O was founded by the Fortson brothers and John, who formed a high-school band called Gypsy Rose with a drummer named Juan. Gypsy had a thrash metal sound; the band evolved through several names and sounds before signing to a local record label, BulletProof Music. The band's following grew spurred on by the growing popularity of artists such as Five Iron Frenzy, the Insyderz and third-wave ska in general. In 1997 they took HM Magazine's reader's choice award for "Favorite New Artist of 1997".
During the band's initial period, their sound was basic punk music with heavy ska influences. One Christian music magazine described their sound as a collision between Ninety Pound Wuss and The OC Supertones. From the outset the group ran into controversy, their initial release, What I Believe, contained a song entitled "Our State Flag Sucks". The lyrical content of the song, which called the Georgia state flag a banner of hate for its likeness to flags of the Confederate States of America, caused the album to be banned from many Christian bookstores. What I Believe and the band's second release, Fight the System, were released by Bulletproof Music. Fight the System was unique in that, although it had 18 listed tracks plus a hidden bonus track, it had 31 tracks of silence before the bonus track, "Rock and Roll Anthem"; this gave the album a nod to the "Five-O" in the band's name. Drummer Jason Anderson left after Fight the System and was replaced by Justin Garbinski of Speedy Delivery. J. Huntington, joined on guitar.
The band got into a dispute over publishing rights with their label and were helped by Brandon Ebel, president of the major Christian label Tooth & Nail Records, with whom they signed. The sound on their first two releases was characterized as ska punk, but that changed with their label, their 2000 album Bombs Over Broadway was produced by Duane Baron. The band credits Baron with helping them to refine their rock sound; as Jeff Fortson reported to HM "... he helped us slow things down and find the right groove... he helped us realize what we were trying to do." CCM magazine characterized the move as completing their transformation into glam rockers. The original cover art of "Bombs Over Broadway" showed warplanes flying through downtown New York; the album's title track described an attack on New York City and warned that other cities would be attacked. Bombs Over Broadway contained a card explaining the lyrics to the songs. After the attacks of September 11 occurred the following year, Tooth & Nail decided to change the album's cover to show a picture of the band members.
The new release of the album still had the same songs. Just as well, the band refrained from playing the song "Bombs over Broadway" at live performances in the initial tour after 9/11, but over time, the band would incorporate the track as part of their encore performance. For Squad 5-O, the move to Tooth and Nail was more than just a change of approach in musical style; the band began to move away from explicit references to Jesus, to use metaphor more extensively. They began to tour in more mainstream venues than churches, as explained by Jeff Fortson: "Jesus said to be fishers of men; the band was discontented with the state of the Christian music industry and Christian subculture, which they saw as exploitive and misleading. Jeff Fortson contrasted for HM magazine their experiences playing at a "large Christian event" and a secular one a few days later. At the Christian event "... the kids were coming out of the seats and standing in the aisles to come up and rock out with us... They just shut us down...
The park security and promoters evidently thought we were just evil and inciting riots." At the secular show they reported that they could "...connect with the kids, you know, just be real... same exact response from the crowd, that's why I feel that's where we belong." Common themes in their music are the power of the youth, the effects of social ills, Christian unity, though with Squad Five-O, their final Tooth & Nail release, the group had moved away from spiritual themes. Their 2002 eponymous release was produced by Barry Pointer, featured a sound which the band characterized as more in tune with their live shows. After their contract was sold to the general market label Capitol Records their lyrics appeared to leave their Christian roots, but the band still professed to be Christians, their final album, Late News Breaking, was released in 2004. Their web site went dead in early 2006 and have had small amounts of activity from their Myspace page including posting a B-side track titled "Easy to Shoot" but it has been assumed the band has broken
The 1978 Asian Games, was a multi-sport event held in Bangkok, Thailand from 9 December to 20 December 1978. The host city was to be Singapore, but it dropped its plan to host the Games due to financial problems; the capital of Pakistan, was subsequently chosen to host the games. However Pakistan dropped its plan to host the games due to conflicts with Bangladesh and India. A total of 3842 athletes from 25 National Olympic Committees participated in these games, competing in 147 events in 19 sports. Archery and bowling were included for the first time; this medal table ranks the participating NOCs by the number of gold medals won by their athletes. Athletes from 19 participating NOCs won at least one medal. Athletes from Japan won the most of any nation at these Asiad. China finished second in total medals. South Korea finished fourth in total medals. Host nation Thailand finished the games with 42 medals overall, in fifth spot in terms of total medals; the ranking in this table is consistent with International Olympic Committee convention in its published medal tables.
By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals. The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and the number of bronze medals. If nations are still tied, equal ranking is given. * Host nation Official Website of the Olympic Council of Asia