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Dan Gurney

Daniel Sexton Gurney was an American racing driver, race car constructor, team owner who reached racing's highest levels starting in 1958. Gurney won races in the Formula One, Indy Car, NASCAR, Can-Am, Trans-Am Series. Gurney is the first of three drivers to have won races in Sports Cars, Formula One, NASCAR, Indy cars.. In 1967, after winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans together with A. J. Foyt, Gurney spontaneously sprayed champagne while celebrating on the podium, which thereafter became a custom at many motorsports events; as owner of All American Racers, he was the first to put a simple right-angle extension on the upper trailing edge of the rear wing. This device, called a Gurney flap, increases downforce and, if well designed, imposes only a small increase in aerodynamic drag. At the 1968 German Grand Prix, he became the first driver to use a full face helmet in Grand Prix racing. Dan Gurney was born to Roma Sexton, his father, John R. "Jack" Gurney, was a graduate of Harvard Business School with a master's degree.

Dan's three uncles were each MIT engineers. His grandfather was F. W. Gurney, responsible for the invention of the Gurney Ball Bearing, he had Celisssa. Jack was discovered to have a beautiful voice after taking voice lessons in Paris and changed his career path to become lead basso with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York retiring in 1947. Jack moved his family to Riverside, when Dan was a teenager and had just graduated from Manhasset High School. Young Dan became caught up in the California hot rod culture. At age 19, he raced a car that went 138 miles per hour at the Bonneville Salt Flats, he studied at Menlo Junior College, a feeder school for Stanford University. He became an amateur drag racer and sports car racer, he served in the United States Army for two years as an artillery mechanic during the Korean War. Gurney's first major break occurred in the fall of 1957 when he was invited to test Frank Arciero's Arciero Special, it was powered by a 4.2-litre reworked Maserati engine with Ferrari running gear, a Sports Car Engineering Mistral body.

This ill-handling brute of a car was fast, but top drivers like Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles had found it difficult to handle. He finished second in the inaugural Riverside Grand Prix, beating established stars like Masten Gregory, Walt Hansgen and Phil Hill; this attracted the attention of famed Ferrari North American importer Luigi Chinetti, who arranged for a factory ride for the young driver at Le Mans in 1958. Gurney, teamed with fellow Californian Bruce Kessler, had worked the car up to fifth overall and handed over to Kessler, caught up in an accident; this performance and others earned him a test run in a works Ferrari, his Formula One career began with the team in 1959. In just four races that first year, he earned two podium finishes, but the team's strict management style did not suit him. In 1960 he had six non-finishes in seven races behind the wheel of a factory-prepared BRM. At the Dutch Grand Prix, at Zandvoort, a brake system failure on the BRM caused the most serious accident of his career, breaking his arm, killing a young spectator and instilling in him a longstanding distrust of engineers.

The accident caused him to make a change in his driving style that paid dividends: his tendency to use his brakes more sparingly than his rivals meant that they lasted longer in endurance races. Gurney was known to give the brake pedal a reassuring tap just before hard application — a habit he himself jokingly referred to as "the chicken-shit school of braking."Gurney was noted for an exceptionally fluid driving style. On rare occasions, as when his car fell behind with minor mechanical troubles and he felt he had nothing to lose, he would abandon his classic technique and adopt a more aggressive style; this circumstance produced what many observers consider the finest driving performance of his career, when a punctured tire put him nearly two laps down halfway through the 1967 Rex Mays 300 Indycar race at Riverside, California. He produced an inspired effort, made up the deficit and won the race with a dramatic last-lap pass of runner-up Bobby Unser. After rules changes came in effect in 1961, Gurney teamed with Jo Bonnier for the first full season of the factory Porsche team, scoring three second places.

He came close to scoring a maiden victory at Reims, France, in 1961, but his reluctance to block Ferrari driver Giancarlo Baghetti allowed Baghetti to pass him at the finish line for the win. After Porsche introduced a better car in 1962 with an 8-cylinder engine, Gurney broke through at the French Grand Prix at Rouen-Les-Essarts with his first World Championship victory – the only GP win for Porsche as an F1 constructor. One week he repeated the success in a non-Championship F1 race in front of Porsche's home crowd at Stuttgart's Solitude Racetrack. Due to the high costs of racing in F1, Porsche did not continue after the 1962 season. While with Porsche, Gurney met a team public relations executive named Evi Butz, they married several years later. Gurney was the first driver hired by Jack Brabham to drive with him for the Brabham Racing Organisation. Brabham scored the maiden victory for his car at the 1963 Solitude race, but Gurney took the team's first win in a championship race in 1964 at Rouen.

In all, he earned ten podiums for Brabham before leaving to start his own team. With his victory in the Eagle-Weslak

Bestival Live 2011

Bestival Live 2011 is a live album recorded by The Cure during Bestival 2011 music festival in September 2011, released on 5 December 2011. All profits from the sale of the album go to the Isle of Wight Youth Trust. "Plainsong" – 5:10 "Open" – 6:53 "Fascination Street" – 4:58 "A Night Like This" – 4:10 "The End of the World" – 3:40 "Lovesong" – 3:35 "Just Like Heaven" – 3:47 "The Only One" – 4:14 "The Walk" – 3:31 "Push" – 4:37 "Friday I'm in Love" – 3:34 "In Between Days" – 2:58 "Play for Today" – 4:06 "A Forest" – 6:35 "Primary" – 4:20 "Shake Dog Shake" – 4:44 "The Hungry Ghost" – 4:48 "One Hundred Years" – 6:50 "End" – 6:11 "Disintegration" – 8:31 "Lullaby" – 4:43 "The Lovecats" – 3:50 "The Caterpillar" – 3:56 "Close to Me" – 3:37 "Hot Hot Hot!!!" – 3:34 "Let's Go to Bed" – 3:36 "Why Can't I Be You?" – 3:27 "Boys Don't Cry" – 3:05 "Jumping Someone Else's Train" – 3:11 "Grinding Halt" – 3:11 "10:15 Saturday Night" – 3:41 "Killing an Arab" – 3:37 Robert Smithvocals, guitar Simon Gallupbass guitar Jason Cooperdrums Roger O'Donnellkeyboard Bestival Live 2011 at Metacritic

Amy J. Hyatt

Amy Jane Hyatt is an American diplomat who serves as United States Ambassador to Palau. She was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate in December 2014. Hyatt grew up in upstate New York, she attended Margaretville Central School in Margaretville, New York and graduated salutatorian of her high school class in 1973. She was a Rotary Exchange student to Norway, she attended Binghamton University, where she earned a B. A. Degree in political science and history. In 2016 the university awarded her the Edward Weisband Distinguished Alumna Award for Public Service or Contribution to Public Affairs, she has a J. D. from Stanford Law School and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1981. Hyatt began her career as an attorney in San Francisco, focusing on litigation until 1985. After she joined the Foreign Service, she served at several embassies including ones in Finland, Thailand, the Philippines and the Czech Republic, she earned an M. S. S. at the National War College at the National Defense University in 2000.

While in Washington, DC, she served as Political Analyst and as Post Management Officer for several East Asian posts. She became the Diplomat in Residence at Arizona State University; when she was nominated by president Barack Obama to serve as U. S. Ambassador to Palau, she was a Management Counselor at the U. S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. Along with seventeen other ambassador nominees, she found her approval by the Senate delayed by filibusters, she was confirmed by the Senate on December 12, 2014. Hyatt has three adult children. In addition to English, she speaks fluent Norwegian. List of ambassadors of the United States

Ian MacKaye

Ian Thomas Garner MacKaye is an American singer, guitarist, record label owner and producer. Active since 1979, MacKaye is best known as the co-founder and owner of Dischord Records, a Washington, D. C.-based independent record label and the frontman of the influential hardcore punk band Minor Threat and the post-hardcore band Fugazi. MacKaye was the frontman for the short-lived bands The Teen Idles and Pailhead, a collaboration with the band Ministry. MacKaye is a member of The Evens, a two-piece indie rock group he formed with his wife Amy Farina in 2001. Along with his seminal band Minor Threat, he is credited with coining the term "straight edge" to describe a personal ideology that promotes abstinence from alcohol and other drugs, though MacKaye has stated that he did not intend to turn it into a movement. A key figure in the development of hardcore punk and an independent-minded, do-it-yourself punk ethic, MacKaye has produced releases by Q and Not U, John Frusciante, 7 Seconds, Nation of Ulysses, Bikini Kill, Rites of Spring, Dag Nasty and Rollins Band.

Ian MacKaye was born in Washington D. C. on April 16, 1962, grew up in the Glover Park neighborhood of Washington D. C, his father was a writer for the Washington Post, first as a White House reporter as a religion specialist. In his capacities as a journalist in the White House Press Corps, MacKaye's father was in the presidential motorcade when John F. Kennedy was killed in 1963. Ian Mackaye's paternal grandmother was Dorothy Cameron Disney Mackaye, she was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club. His grandfather was Milton MacKaye a magazine writer as well as an executive with the Office of War Information. According to MacKaye's longtime friend, singer Henry Rollins, MacKaye's parents "raised their kids in a tolerant, super-intellectual, open-minded atmosphere."MacKaye first learned to play piano as a child. He took lessons, but quit when his mother placed him in a more academic environment, he first attempted guitar at around ten due to inspirations such as Jimi Hendrix, but again he quit when he was unable to understand the connection between piano and guitar.

MacKaye listened to many types of music, but was fond of mainstream hard rock such as Ted Nugent and Queen before discovering punk music in 1979 when he saw The Cramps perform at nearby Georgetown University. He was influenced by the California hardcore scene. MacKaye looked up to hardcore bands like Bad Brains and Black Flag and was childhood friends with Henry Garfield. Ian MacKaye's first band consisted of one performance as The Slinkees in the summer of 1979, performing a song titled "I Drink Milk." The band recorded two demo tapes of covers as well as songs that would be recorded by the Teen Idles. Ian MacKaye's next project, The Teen Idles, he played bass guitar and sang back up vocals in from 1979–1980, the short-lived Skewbald/Grand Union. After feeling creatively limited in the Teen Idles, MacKaye was determined to be the frontman and primary lyricist for Minor Threat. MacKaye cited the dynamic performance of singer Joe Cocker in Woodstock as a major influence on his own animated stage persona.

The Teen Idles and Minor Threat were modestly successful in and around Washington D. C. but would be cited as two of the earliest and most influential hardcore punk groups, as pioneers of the straight edge philosophy that rejects use of drugs. In his early teens, MacKaye saw the negative effects of drug abuse on several close friends and one immediate family member, he vowed to never use tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs. After Minor Threat broke up, MacKaye was active with several short-lived groups, including Embrace and Egg Hunt. Pailhead, a collaboration between MacKaye and the industrial metal band Ministry consisting of Al Jourgensen, Paul Barker, William Rieflin, featured MacKaye on lead vocals. In 1987, MacKaye founded Fugazi, a band, cited as one of the most important post-hardcore groups. Fugazi set itself apart from most other bands by never playing a show with high-priced tickets, they would turn down venue options for this rule, the band would go so far as to stop a show and have unruly concert goers escorted out of the venue – complete with a refund of their ticket money.

The band famously turned down at least one offer to headline Lollapalooza because festival organizers refused to price tickets cheaply. MacKaye has never conducted an interview with Rolling Stone magazine or any other similar publication, stating he'd only do so if the magazine agreed to not advertise cigarettes or alcohol. MacKaye estimates that for every concert Fugazi played, they turned down another 50 venue options. Fugazi have since been on an indefinite hiatus. MacKaye sings and plays baritone guitar in The Evens with drummer and vocalist Amy Farina of the Warmers; the band pride themselves on playing in non-standard locations, such as community centres, bookshops, or other atypical spaces. The Evens released their self-titled album in early 2005, their second album, Get Evens, was released in November 2006. On September 22 they announced on Dischord Records' website: "The Evens are mixing a new record, due out at the end of this year." The new album is called The Odds and was released November 20, 2012.

In 2018, MacKaye with Amy Farina and Joe Lally (Fugazi, The Me

Paul Amato

Paul Amato is a professor at Pennsylvania State University in the Department of Sociology and Criminology. He is most well known for his research in social science related fields, his research focuses on marital quality and other family related issues. Amato has published over 100 academic journals over the course of his career, his publications have earned him several awards, including the Stanley Cohen Distinguished Research Award from the American Association of Family and Conciliation Courts in 2002 and the Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations in 2003. He was listed as a notable scientist in Thomson Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers in 2004, which ranked him as being among the top 1% most cited scientists at the time. Paul Amato publications indexed by Google Scholar

Kosovo–Netherlands relations

Kosovan–Dutch relations are foreign relations between Kosovo and the Netherlands. Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008 and the Netherlands recognised it on 4 March 2008; the Netherlands have maintained an embassy in Pristina since 27 June 2008, Kosovo opened an embassy in The Hague in November 2009. Relations between the two countries are considered to be good and the Netherlands offers support to various projects in Kosovo with the goal of aiding the country in its transition to democracy; the Netherlands participated in the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, which resulted in a UN administration of Kosovo and to eventual independence. The Netherlands has 7 troops serving in Kosovo as peacekeepers in the NATO led Kosovo Force. There were 3,600 Dutch troops in KFOR. Economic cooperation between Kosovo and the Netherlands is limited although there are several areas for cooperation between the two countries in the energy and agricultural sectors. Outside of the EU framework, the Netherlands uses the Matra Programme, of which Kosovo is a beneficiary, to organise projects in countries in Central and Eastern Europe to aide them in their transition to democracy and rule of law.

In the case of Kosovo, the Dutch Embassy uses this programme to encourage cooperation between the Serbian and Albanian communities in the North of Kosovo. Foreign relations of Kosovo Foreign relations of Netherlands Notes: References