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Carlos Salinas de Gortari

Carlos Salinas de Gortari is a Mexican economist and politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party who served as President of Mexico from 1988 to 1994. He is regarded as the most influential and controversial politician in Mexico over the last 30 years. Earlier in his career he worked in the Budget Secretariat becoming Secretary, he was the PRI presidential candidate in 1988, was declared elected on 6 July 1988 after accusations of electoral fraud. An economist, Salinas de Gortari was the first Mexican president since 1958, not a law graduate, his presidency was characterized by a profundization of the neoliberal, free trade economic policies initiated by his predecessor Miguel de la Madrid, mass privatizations of state-run companies, Mexico's entry into NAFTA, negotiations with the right-wing opposition party PAN to recognize their victories in gubernatorial elections in exchange for supporting Salinas' policies, normalization of relations with the Catholic clergy, the adoption of a new currency, among other things.

After years of economic growth, his last year in office revealed Salinas had failed to address social inequity in the country followed by revelations of Salinas's mismanagement. The year 1994 saw the Zapatista uprising, the assassination of Luis Donaldo Colosio, the murder of secretary-general of the PRI José Francisco Ruiz Massieu; this surge of political violence led to economic uncertainty. Facing pressures to devalue the peso, Salinas stood firm, opting for a strategy he believed would help his candidacy for the presidency of the newly created World Trade Organization; as a consequence, less than a month after Salinas left office, Mexico entered into the worst economic crisis of its history. Shortly after, his brother Raúl Salinas de Gortari was arrested for ordering the assassination of Ruiz Massieu and was subsequently indicted on charges of drug trafficking. Carlos Salinas de Gortari left the country for many years. Salinas de Gortari is referred to as the most unpopular former president of Mexico.

A 2005 nationwide poll conducted by Parametría found that 73% of the respondents had a negative image of Salinas de Gortari, while only 9% stated that they had a positive image of the former president. Carlos Salinas was born 3 April 1948, the second son and one of five children of economist and government official Raúl Salinas Lozano and Margarita De Gortari De Salinas. Salinas's father served as President Adolfo López Mateos's minister of industry and commerce, but was passed over as the PRI's presidential candidate in favor of Gustavo Díaz Ordaz; when Carlos Salinas was chosen the PRI's presidential candidate for the 1988 election, he told his father, "It took us more than 20 years, but we made it."A tragedy occurred early in Carlos Salinas's life. On 18 December 1951, when he was three years old, he was playing with his older brother Raúl five, an eight-year-old friend when they found a loaded rifle, one of them shot and killed the Salinas family's twelve-year-old maid, Manuela, it was never determined which of the three boys pulled the trigger, the incident was declared an accident.

A judge blamed the Salinas parents for leaving a loaded weapon accessible to their small children. The Salinas family did not know the last name of their 12-year-old maid Manuela—only that she came from San Pedro Atzcapotzaltongo—and it is unknown whether her family claimed her body, they were exonerated with the assistance of Gilberto Bolaños Cacho, maternal uncle of legendary Mexican comedian Chespirito, nephew to Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, who became president of Mexico in 1964. He has not commented publicly on this tragic early childhood incident. Salinas attended the National Autonomous University of Mexico as an undergraduate, studying economics, he was an undergraduate when the student movement in Mexico organized against the 1968 Summer Olympics, but there is no evidence of his participation. He was an active member of the PRI youth movement and a political club, the Revolutionary Policy and Professional Association, whose members continued to be his close friends when he was president. Salinas was a skilled dressage horseman, was a member of the Mexico national team at the Pan-American Games in Cali, Colombia, in 1971.

Salinas was one of the Mexicans of his generation. He earned a master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University in 1973 and went on to earn a PhD from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in 1978, his doctoral dissertation was published as Political Participation, Public Investment and Support for the System: A Comparative Study of Rural Communities in Mexico. Salinas met his future first wife, Cecilia Yolanda Occelli González, in 1958 when he was just ten years old, they began dating in 1965 when he was 17-years old and she was 16-years old. However, the relationship ended in 1968. In 1971, Salinas and Occelli reconnected in Virginia, in the United States, they were married on April 15, 1972, in a ceremony in Mexico City. They moved to Boston; the couple discovered that Occelli was pregnant with their first child during Salinas' first semester at Harvard. Their oldest daughter, was born on January 22, 1974. Occelli and Salinas had two more children: Emiliano, born on February 19, 1976, Juan Cristobal, born in 1979.

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Solapur–Hassan Express

The Solapur - Hassan Express is an Express train belonging to Central Railway zone that runs between Solapur and Hassan Junction in India. It is being operated with 11311/11312 train numbers on a daily basis; the 11311/Solapur - Hassan Express has averages speed of 52 km/hr and covers 830 km in 16h 5m. The 11312/Hassan - Solapur Express has averages speed of 50 km/hr and covers 830 km in 16h 30m; the important halts of the train are: Solapur Kalaburagi junction Wadi Junction Yadgir Raichur Junction Guntakal Junction Anantapur Dharmavaram Junction Yelahanka Junction Yesvantpur Junction Kunigal Yediyur BG Nagar Shravanabelagola Hassan Junction The train has standard ICF rakes with max speed of 110 kmph. The train consist of 23 coaches: 1 First AC and AC II Tier 2 AC II Tier 3 AC III Tier 11 Sleeper Coaches 4 General Unreserved 2 Seating cum Luggage Rake Both trains are hauled by a Pune Loco Shed based WDM3D or WDM 3A diesel locomotive from Solapur to Yesvantpur, Hubli based WDP4B Diesel Locomotive from Yesvantpur to Hassan and vice versa.

Solapur railway station Yesvantpur Junction railway station Hassan Junction railway station 11311/Solapur - Yesvantpur SF Express 11312/Yesvantpur - Solapur SF Express

Locks and Weirs on the River Lea

This article contains a complete list of locks and weirs on the River Lea/River Lee Navigation. Hertford Weir Hertford Lock Ware Weir Ware Lock Hardmead Lock Stanstead Lock Feildes Weir Feildes Weir Lock Dobbs Weir Lock Carthagena Weir Carthagena Lock Aqueduct Lock Cheshunt Lock Waltham Common Lock Waltham Town Lock Rammey Marsh Lock Newmans Weir Enfield Lock Ponder's End Lock Pickett's Lock Stonebridge Lock Tottenham Lock Pond Lane Flood Gates Middlesex Filter Beds Weir Old Ford Lock Bromley Stop Lock Britannia Stop Lock Bow Locks Prescott Lock Three Mills Wall River Weir

Kenichi Ara

Kenichi Ara is a Japanese political commentator and researcher on modern history. Until the 1980s, he used the pen name Hideo Hatakenaka, he is associated with the far-right and has participated in a number of organizations to promote far-right causes. He is chairman of the Chūgoku no Kōnichi Kinenkan no Futō na Shashin no Tekkyo o Motomeru Kokumin no Kai, which seeks the removal of "inappropriate photographs" from war museums in China, is advisor to both the Tamogami Ronbun to Jieikan no Meiyo o Kangaeru Kai, which supports Toshio Tamogami, the ultranationalist Shuken Kaifuku o Mezasu Kai, he was born in Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture and is a graduate of Sendai Niko High School and the Faculty of Literature at Tohoku University. He worked at King Records from the spring of 1966 but retired around the age of 40. Ara publishes essays in the conservative magazines Seiron and Shokun. Between May 1986 and May 1987 he published a series of oral testimonies from witnesses of the Nanking Incident of 1937 in the pages of Seiron Magazine which were released in book form in 1987 and re-edited and re-released in 2002.

The book was poorly received by mainstream historians. Ikuhiko Hata stated that "It’s plain to see that his strategy is to avoid the people who will give evidence of atrocities and seek out only those who assert their innocence and thus conclude that nothing improper happened". Tokushi Kasahara noted that both editions of the book cut out inconvenient testimonies from the original Seiron articles. In his book Saikenshō: Nankin De Hontō Wa Nani Ga Okotta No Ka he alleges that the person who sheltered Yoon Bong-Gil prior to his 29 April 1932 bombing in Shanghai was George Ashmore Fitch. 『聞き書 南京事件 日本人の見た南京虐殺事件』 (図書出版社、1987年)現在絶版 阿羅健一. ジャカルタ夜明け前: インドネシア独立に賭けた人たち. ISBN 978-4-326-65154-2. 阿羅健一. 「南京事件」日本人48人の証言. ISBN 978-4-09-402546-0. 『南京「事件」研究の最前線: 日本「南京」学会年報. 2005・06年合併版』 阿羅健一ほか共著(展転社、平成17年/2005年)ISBN 4-88656-279-5 『【再検証】南京で本当は何が起こったのか』(徳間書店、2007年) ISBN 978-4-19-862430-9 阿羅健一. 日中戦争はドイツが仕組んだ: 上海戦とドイツ軍事顧問団のナゾ. ISBN 978-4-09-387814-2. (野田毅) 『野田日記』(展転社、2007年)ISBN 4886563112 「架空だった南京大虐殺の証拠 謎の「崇善堂」とその実態」『正論』1985年10月号 「反日プロパガンダに使われる日本の"謝罪金" 村山元首相がばらまいた金の行方」1999年6月号 《「南京事件」今改めて見直すべき日本人48人の証言の「真実」》『SAPIO』2002年)2月27日号 「『南京戦・元兵士102人の証言』のデタラメさ」『正論』2002年11月号 「百人斬り訴訟レポート 名誉回復のその日まで」『正論』2003年12月号 「『中国の南京「虐殺」宣伝に風穴を』」日本青年協議会 機関誌『祖国と青年』2003年2月号 Chūgoku no Kōnichi Kinenkan no Futō na Shashin no Tekkyo o Motomeru Kokumin no Kai Tamogami Ronbun to Jieikan no Meiyo o Kangaeru Kai

Keep Cool Records

Keep Cool is an American record label founded by Tunji Balogun, alongside Right Hand Music Group founder Courtney Stewart, A&R Jon Tanners and marketing executive Jared Sherman. The label is a joint venture with a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America; the label has signed artists Normani, Lucky Daye, VanJess. Tunji Balogun began working with RCA Records as an A&R, where he signed and developed artists Bryson Tiller, GoldLink, Wizkid, H. E. R.. He was involved in the partnership with RCA and Top Dawg Entertainment that signed SZA, bringing Cozz to Dreamville Records, as well as contributing in signing Childish Gambino to RCA. On April 9, 2018, RCA and Keep Cool announced the joint venture record label to sign and develop artists, promoting Tunji Balogun to executive vice president of A&R. Balogun spoke with Billboard about the deal saying: "I’m honored to be able to continue that legacy with the launch of Keep Cool. My passion is discovering and working with artists that are left-of-center, finding meaningful ways to organically build culture around them.

Keep Cool will be a safe-haven for artists and creatives who want to do things differently." The same day, they announced the signing of Normani. In November 2018, they revealed the signings of duo VanJess. On February 20, 2019, Keep Cool announced a deal with hip hop duo Freddie Gibbs & Madlib for their second album Bandana

Mighty Gabby

Anthony Carter, better known as Mighty Gabby or Gabby, is a Barbadian calypsonian and folk singer, a Cultural Ambassador for the island of Barbados. Born in Emmerton, Carter was given the nickname "Gabby" as a child, first had success as a calypsonian in 1968, when his "Heart Transplant" won him the title of Barbados Calypso Monarch, he won the title again in 1969 with "Family Planning", Rather than build on this success, he instead concentrated on acting for the next few years, joining the Barbados Theater Workshop and composing much of the music for its play Under the Duppy Parasol, which had a successful run in New York. He returned to music, carnival success, in 1976, his "Licks Like Fire" giving him the first of a string of victories at Crop Over, he was awarded the'Folk Singer of the Year' for three successive years from 1977 to 1979 for "Riots in the Land", "Bridgetown", "Bajan Fisherman". In 1979 he won the Crop Over Road March title with "Burn Mr Harding", went on to tour Cuba. Gabby courted controversy in 1985 with "Cadavers", a commentary on the Barbados government's decision to allow dead bodies from the US to be stored on the island.

He continued to produce controversial material, including "The List", which dealt with AIDS, Jack" which criticised the local tourist industry for giving preferential treatment to foreign visitors, "Boots", an attack on the government's assistance in the US invasion of Grenada. He won the Calypso Monarch title for a third time in 1985 with ""West Indian Politician". In the late 1980s he began an association with singer and producer Eddy Grant, who owned the Blue Wave studio, helping to break through to a wider audience, he won the Calypso Monarch title on four more occasions, in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2010. In 2004 he was named Cultural Ambassador of Barbados. In November 2011 The Mighty Gabby was one of many Barbadian entertainers shown on the "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?" Segment on NBC. In 2012 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letter degree by the University of the West Indies. In 2007 Gabby was named a Nigerian chief in a service at the Sons of God Apostolic Spiritual Baptist Church in Ealing Grove, Christ Church, Barbados.

Gabby, who had visited Nigeria, was given the name Omowale, which means "our son has returned". The service was to coincide with the United Nations designated Black Civilisation Day. Gabby is regarded as the "foremost folk singer in Barbados". Calypso Monarch: 1968, 1969, 1985, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2010 Crop Over: 1976, 1977, 1985 Folk Singer of the Year: 1977, 1978, 1979 Crop Over Road March: 1979, 1982 Across the Board, Ice Large And In Charge, Ice - with Grynner and Square One 500 Blue, Ice - with Grynner Soca Trinity, Ice - with Grynner and Bert "Panta" BrownCompilations'Til Now, Ice Millington, Janice. "Barbados". Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Vol. 2. Routledge. Pp. 813–821. ISBN 0-8153-1865-0. Chase, Barbara Who Gabby Think He Is?, Days Bookstore Mighty Gabby on Facebook Carib Zone Ice Records artist biography - Gabby Calypsonians.com Bibliography - Mighty Gabby