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Dale Earnhardt

Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr. was an American professional auto racing driver and team owner, best known for his involvement in stock car racing for NASCAR. The third child of racing driver Ralph Earnhardt and Martha Earnhardt, he began his career in 1975 in the World 600 as part of the Winston Cup Series. Regarded as one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history, Earnhardt won a total of 76 Winston Cup races over the course of his career, including the 1998 Daytona 500, he earned seven NASCAR Winston Cup championships, tying for the most all-time with Richard Petty and Jimmie Johnson. His aggressive driving style earned him the nicknames "Ironhead", "The Intimidator", "The Man in Black", his success at the restrictor plate tracks of Daytona and Talladega earned him the nickname, "Mr. Restrictor Plate". In February 2001, Earnhardt died due to injuries sustained in a collision during the final lap of the Daytona 500, an event, lamented in the racing industry. Earnhardt has been inducted into numerous halls of fame, including the NASCAR Hall of Fame inaugural class in 2010.

Of German ancestry, Dale Earnhardt was born on April 29, 1951, in the Charlotte suburb of Kannapolis, North Carolina, as the third child of Martha and Ralph Earnhardt. Earnhardt's father was one of the best short-track drivers in North Carolina at the time and won his first and only NASCAR Sportsman Championship in 1956 at Greenville Pickens Speedway in Greenville, South Carolina. Although Ralph did not want his son to pursue a career as a race car driver, Dale dropped out of school to pursue his dreams. Ralph was a hard teacher for Dale, after Ralph died of a heart attack at his home in 1973 at age 45, it took many years before Dale felt as though he had "proven" himself to his father. Earnhardt had four siblings: two brothers and Randy. With her, Earnhardt fathered Kerry, a year later. Earnhardt and Latane divorced in 1970. In 1971, Earnhardt married his second wife, Brenda Gee, the daughter of NASCAR car builder Robert Gee. In his marriage with Gee, Earnhardt had two more children: a daughter, Kelley King Earnhardt, in 1972, a son, Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 1974.

Not long after Dale Jr. was born and Gee divorced. Earnhardt married his third and final wife, Teresa Houston, in 1982, she gave birth to their daughter, Taylor Nicole Earnhardt, in 1988. Taylor and her husband, Brandon Putnam, are professional rodeo performers. Earnhardt began his professional career in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series in 1975, making his debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina in the longest race on the Cup circuit—the 1975 World 600, he drove the No. 8 Ed Negre Dodge Charger and finished 22nd in that race, just one spot ahead of his future car owner, Richard Childress. Earnhardt competed in eight more races until 1979; when he joined car owner Rod Osterlund Racing in a season that included a rookie class of future stars including Earnhardt, Harry Gant, Terry Labonte in his rookie season, Earnhardt won one race at Bristol, captured four poles, scored eleven Top 5s and seventeen Top 10s, finished seventh in the points standings despite missing four races due to a broken collarbone, winning Rookie of the Year honors.

During his sophomore season, now with 20-year-old Doug Richert as his crew chief, began the season winning the Busch Clash. With wins at Atlanta, Nashville and Charlotte, Earnhardt won his first Winston Cup points championship, he is the only driver in NASCAR Winston Cup history to follow a Rookie of the Year title with a NASCAR Winston Cup Championship the next season. He was the third driver in NASCAR history to win both the Rookie of the Year and Winston Cup Series championship, following David Pearson and Richard Petty. Only eight drivers have joined this exclusive club since: Rusty Wallace, Alan Kulwicki, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano. 1981 would prove to be tumultuous for the defending Winston Cup champion. Sixteen races into the season, Rod Osterlund sold his team to Jim Stacy, an entrepreneur from Kentucky who entered NASCAR in 1977. After just four races, Earnhardt left the team. Earnhardt finished out the year driving Pontiacs for Richard Childress Racing and managed to place seventh in the final points standings.

Earnhardt departed RCR at the end of the season. The following year, at Childress's suggestion, Earnhardt joined car owner Bud Moore for the 1982 and 1983 seasons driving the No. 15 Wrangler Jeans-sponsored Ford Thunderbird. During the 1982 season, Earnhardt struggled. Although he won at Darlington, he failed to finish 15 races and completed the season 12th in points, the worst of his career, he suffered a broken kneecap at Pocono Raceway when he flipped after contact with Tim Richmond. In 1983, Earnhardt won his first of 12 Twin 125 Daytona 500 qualifying races, he won at Talladega, finishing eighth in the points standings. After the 1983 season, Earnhardt returned to Richard Childress Racing, replacing Ricky Rudd in the No. 3. Rudd went to Bud Moore's No. 15, replacing Earnhardt. Wrangler sponsored both drivers at their respective teams. During the 1984 and 1985 seasons, Earnhardt went to victory lane six times, at Talladega, Richmond and Martinsville, where he finished fourth and eighth in the season standings respecti

Kathleen Cruise O'Brien

Kathleen Cruise O'Brien was an Irish suffragist, Irish language advocate, teacher. Kathleen Cruise O'Brien was born Katherine Mary Joseph Sheehy in Loughmore, County Tipperary on 24 April 1886, she was the youngest child of Elizabeth "Bessie" Sheehy. Her older siblings were Hanna, Margaret and Richard; the year O'Brien was born, the family moved to Dublin after her father's election to the British parliament. Firstly the family lived in Drumcondra, 2 Belvedere Place, her father was a leading member of the Irish Parliamentary Party and a close associate of John Dillon. Her uncle, Fr Eugene Sheehy, was known as the "land league priest". O'Brien attended Dominican convent school, Eccles Street, before going on to a girls' school in Amiens, France from 1906 to 1907 as an exchange student; the French girl she exchanged with, Andrée, went on to marry her nephew Owen Sheehy-Skeffington. O'Brien went on to study Irish at University College, St Stephen's Green, going on to further perfect her language skills on the Aran Islands, County Galway.

O'Brien's mother held monthly salons at the family home from the late 1890s onwards. Many of the guest included friends of her brothers. James Joyce was a frequent visitor, his biographer Richard Ellmann has speculated that Miss Ivors from The dead was modelled on O'Brien; this claim has been disputed. Along with her sister Hanna and Mary, O'Brien was a founding member of Irish Women's Franchise League in November 1908, she was an active member of the Young Ireland Branch of the United Irish League, the only branch which admitted women. She served on the executive and was elected vice president in 1910. On 1 October 1911 she married the journalist Francis Cruise O’Brien, a friend of her brothers from college, her family opposed the marriage, objecting to his politics, lack of career prospects and religious agnosticism. Only Hanna and her husband, Francis Sheehy Skeffington, supported the marriage; the couple lived at 44 Leinster Rd, had one son, Conor Cruise O’Brien. O'Brien taught Irish at the Rathmines technical college part-time after her marriage.

Under the name Caitlín Níc Shíothaigh, O'Brien wrote Irish textbooks, developed an Irish language edition of Gregg shorthand in the 1920s. O'Brien wrote a number of plays, included Apartments, a one-act farce, performed at the Abbey Theatre in September 1923 which she wrote under the name Fand O’Grady. O'Brien's extended family were divided over supporting Britain in World War I, convinced her husband not to make speeches in favour of recruiting into the army as he was medically unfit to serve himself. O'Brien was the only one of her sisters not to be widowed in 1916, when all three of her brothers-in-law died: Bernard Culhane, Francis Sheehy Skeffington, Thomas Kettle. O'Brien's husband died in December 1927, which led to her struggle financially and fall into debt with moneylenders, she worked full-time at the Rathmines School as well as superintending Irish annual state examinations in convent schools in the west of Ireland. Despite being a practising Catholic, receiving a lot of pressure from clergy, O'Brien kept her son at the liberal Protestant school, Sandford Park School, her husband had selected for him.

O'Brien died at home, following a stroke, on 12 February 1938

Cheryl Bernard

Cheryl Bernard is a Canadian curler from Calgary, Alberta. She represented Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics as the team's skip, winning the silver medal in women's curling after falling to Sweden in the final, her first major tournament win came at the 2009 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials in Edmonton, Alberta. Bernard was born in Alberta, she began curling at the age of eight. In 1988, she lost in the Alberta provincial finals; the following year, Bernard won the provincial mixed title with spouse Terry Meek. In 1995, Bernard lost the Alberta provincial final, but rebounded the following year to win it, sending her to the'96 Hearts, this time with an altered lineup, her team of Karen Ruus, Barb Sherrington and Judy Pendergast had a 7–4 round robin record. In the playoffs, Bernard's rink won their first game in the 1 vs. 2 page playoff match-up against Ontario. This sent her Alberta team to the final, where they faced Bodogh in a rematch, which they lost, 7–4. Cheryl has started up her own insurance brokerage at the age of 23 and with the increased demands of building and running a successful business, she failed to make it to another national championship for 11 years.

In the meantime, she was a finalist at the JVC/TSN Skins Game in 1999, made it to the provincial finals once again in 2000. She was the Canadian Women's Curling Tour champion in 2004. In 2006, she lost in the first women's Players' Championships final against Jennifer Jones. Bernard won her third provincial championship in 2007. At the 2007 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, her team of Susan O'Connor, Carolyn Darbyshire and Cori Bartel finished with a 6–5 record, tying them with Prince Edward Island and Ontario. Bernard's team beat Ontario in the first tie breaker, but were unable to beat P. E. I.'s Suzanne Gaudet whom they lost to 5–4. In 2008, Bernard's team played in their first Grand Slam of Curling final, losing the 2008 Trail Appliances Curling Classic to Shannon Kleibrink's rink. In 2009, Bernard won her fourth Alberta title and represented the province at the 2009 Scotties Tournament of Hearts where her team finished with another 6–5 record. However, this would keep them out of the playoffs.

The Bernard team's success during this period qualified them for the 2009 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials. They were one of four teams to directly earn a spot at the event nicknamed "The Roar of the Rings". At "the Roar", Bernard's rink went undefeated, having lost only their final round robin game to Stefanie Lawton, their 6–1 record earned them a direct spot in the final, which they won. They defeated Shannon Kleibrink in the final by a score of 7–6; the game came down to the final shot. Bernard's team won the silver medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. After completing the round robin in first place with just one loss to China, Bernard won the silver medal, losing to Sweden in an extra end, 7–6. Bernard wrapped up the 2009–10 curling season by winning the 2010 Players' Championships, her first Grand Slam victory in her career and was named 2010 MVP by her peers during that event. Despite going to the 2010 Winter Olympics, The Bernard rink began the 2010–11 curling season without a corporate sponsor.

The response of the team was to put up billboards around Calgary advertising their need for one. Within a month Dairy Queen announced. In December 2010, the team lost to Stefanie Lawton's rink 7–3 in the 2010 Canada Cup of Curling. Following losing the semi-final of the 2011 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts, on February 8, 2011, Team Bernard announced that they would disband the team; this had been a team agreement at the beginning of 2011. Cheryl Bernard announced her new curling team for the 2011–12 season will consist of longtime third Susan O'Connor, Lori Olson-Johns who played with Crystal Webster, Cathy King, three time junior champion Jennifer Sadleir. Due to the Sports Canada Funding the Bernard team received from their olympic appearance, all four members had to play the 2011–2012, which left Cori Morris and Carolyn McRorie having to join, or form a new team. McRorie was the alternate for the Bernard team when appropriate. Although Bernard did not participate at the 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, she was awarded the Joan Mead Builder's Award.

The award is given to someone in the curling community that contributes to the growth and development of women's curling in Canada. Her rink failed to qualify for the playoffs at the 2012 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts. In 2012, Sadlier was replaced by Shannon Aleksic at lead. Bernard's rink would not return to the provincials in 2013, as her rink lost to Lisa Eyamie in the C Final of the Alberta Southern qualifier. In her last season before retirement, Bernard won the 2013 Good Times Bonspiel and qualified for the 2014 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts. There, the team had a successful run. Bernard announced her retirement from competitive curling in June 2014. After retiring from competitive curling Bernard has dedicated her time to give back to the communities that supported her through her Olympic journey. In October 2014, Goodwill Industries of Alberta announced Bernard would become an ambassador and "Goodwillian". Bernard decided to join Goodwill after touring their operations in Calgary.

She learned about Goodwill's Power of Work program, which provides individuals with disabilities the opport


The Rhizaria are a species-rich supergroup of unicellular eukaryotes. Except from the Chlorarachniophyte and three species in the genus Paulinella in the phylum Cercozoa, they are all non-photosynthethic, but many foraminifera and radiolaria have a symbiotic relationship with unicellular algae. A multicellular form, Guttulinopsis vulgaris, a cellular slime mold, has been described; this supergroup was proposed by Cavalier-Smith in 2002. Being described from rDNA sequences, they vary in form, having no clear morphological distinctive characters, but for the most part they are amoeboids with filose, reticulose, or microtubule-supported pseudopods. Many produce shells or skeletons, which may be quite complex in structure, these make up the vast majority of protozoan fossils. Nearly all have mitochondria with tubular cristae; the three main groups of Rhizaria are: Cercozoa – various amoebae and flagellates with filose pseudopods and common in soil Foraminifera – amoeboids with reticulose pseudopods, common as marine benthos Radiolaria – amoeboids with axopods, common as marine planktonA few other groups may be included in the Cercozoa, but some trees appear closer to the Foraminifera.

These are the Phytomyxea and Ascetosporea, parasites of plants and animals and the peculiar amoeba Gromia. The different groups of Rhizaria are considered close relatives based on genetic similarities, have been regarded as an extension of the Cercozoa; the name Rhizaria for the expanded group was introduced by Cavalier-Smith in 2002, who included the centrohelids and Apusozoa. Another order that appears to belong to this taxon is the Mikrocytida; these are parasites of oysters. Rhizaria are part of the Diaphoretickes clade along with Archaeplastida, Cryptista and Halvaria. Many rhizarians were considered animals because of their motility and heterotrophy. However, when a simple animal-plant dichotomy was superseded by a recognition of additional kingdoms, taxonomists placed rhizarians in the kingdom Protista; when scientists began examining the evolutionary relationships among eukaryotes using molecular data, it became clear that the kingdom Protista was paraphyletic. Rhizaria appear to share a common ancestor with Stramenopiles and Alveolates forming part of the SAR super assemblage.

Rhizaria has been supported by molecular phylogenetic studies as a monophyletic group. Biosynthesis of 24-isopropyl cholestane precursors in various rhizaria suggests a relevant ecological role during the Ediacaran. Phylogeny based on al.. 2009, Howe et al. 2011, Silar 2016. In 2019, the Cercozoa were recognized as sister of the Retaria. Molecular Phylogeny of Amoeboid Protists - Tree of Rhizaria Tree of Life Eukaryotes

The Gold Seekers

The Gold Seekers is a 2017 Paraguayan adventure film directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori. It is the follow-up to their 2012 film 7 Boxes, it was selected as the Paraguayan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated. Tomás Arredondo as Manu Cecilia Torres as Ilu Christian Ferreira as Fito Mario Toñanez as Don Elio Sandra Sanabria as Lili Jesús Pérez Amada Gómez Nelly Dávalos Leticia Sosa Jorge Fernández Martín Oviedo Mario González Martí Rodrigo Caballero Manu, a 21-year-old newspaper boy, discovers a map in a book gifted by his treasure hunting grandfather. Believing the map points to treasure buried during the Paraguayan War, he finds the site is now an embassy and decides to infiltrate it. From May to September 2016 there were 63 days of filming distributed between the Chacarita neighborhood and the Asunción microcenter. In addition, the recording was moved to some locations in the city of Paraguarí, located 66 kilometers from the Paraguayan capital.

The development of "The Seekers" took about three years from the moment in which Juan Carlos Maneglia and director of the film, began to work on the first sketches of history. To write the script, Maneglia immersed herself in a long investigation that began in 2014, when she traveled to the interior of the country to interview "plata yvyguy" seekers. During the writing process, the material was corrected by Fernando Castets from Buenos Aires, scriptwriter of the Argentine film "El hijo de la novia"; the script was developed in collaboration with Mario González Martí and the comments of Paraguayan audiovisual producers, such as Alicia Guerra, Sergio Colmán Meixner, Maribel Bosio, Tito Chamorro and Marcelo Tolces, among several others. During the month of July 2017, the team moved to Buenos Aires. Maneglia traveled accompanied by the editor Alfredo Galeano and the special effects manager Walter Piccardo to work on the Scratch color correction, with the specialist Georgina Pretto, at the Cine Color studios.

The mix was made in the Dolby room of Tres Sonidos, studio where the sound director Germán Acevedo worked with Gerardo Kalmar, renowned designer and sound mixer. The National Symphony Orchestra of Paraguay, with 71 musicians under the special direction of Sergio Cuquejo, recorded the original soundtrack composed of 36 tracks created by Derlis A. González. In the musicalization collaborated the Band of Musicians of the National Police, the guitarist Berta Rojas, nominated three times to the Latin Grammy awards; the film premiered in Paraguay, on 7 September 2017, in its eighth week on the billboard exceeded 130 thousand spectators. It became the second highest grossing film of the year, behind "The Fate of the Furious", with 191 thousand spectators. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100%, based on 6 reviews, an average rating of 7.7/10. Jonathan Holland of The Hollywood Reporter saying that: "Stylistically, The Gold Seekers, its twisting, high-speed follow-up, is more of the same.

But this is more explicitly comic and more generic family-friendly fare, more knockabout and less focused." The Gold Seekers received the following nominations: List of submissions to the 90th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Paraguayan submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Latas Vacias Official site Los Buscadores on IMDb Official fanpage Official Twitter

Dyle (river)

The Dyle is a river in central Belgium, left tributary of the Rupel. It is 86 kilometres long, it flows through the Belgian provinces of Flemish Brabant and Antwerp. Its source is in Houtain-le-Val, near Nivelles in Walloon Brabant; the most important cities along the Dyle are Ottignies, Wavre and Mechelen. The latter is called the'Dijlestad'; the main tributaries of the Dyle are the rivers Demer, the Zenne at the Zennegat, on the farthest outskirts of Mechelen, where the canal Leuven-Mechelen connects. A few hundred metres downstream, the confluence of the Dyle and the Nete at Rumst forms the river Rupel, which 12 kilometres further comes into the Scheldt on which the Antwerp seaport is located; the Dyle used to be navigable for small ships from Werchter on, although nowadays commercial and pleasure navigation is limited to Mechelen, the upper locks at Mechelen being closed for navigation. Dyle Zenne Maalbeek Woluwe Maalbeek Molenbeek Neerpedebeek Zuun Geleytsbeek Linkebeek Molenbeek Senette Hain Samme Thines canal Leuven-Mechelen Vrouwvliet Demer Velp Gete Herk Large Gete Small Gete Voer IJse Nethen Laan Zilverbeek Thyle The Dyle Plan was an unsuccessful Allied plan to stop the German advance through the flat, central plains of Belgium in 1940.

From 1795 until 1815, when Belgium, the Netherlands and parts of Germany were incorporated into France, there was a department named after the river Dyle, see Dyle. Media related to Dijle at Wikimedia Commons