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Eddie Cochran

Ray Edward Cochran was a mid-20th century American rock and roll musician. Cochran's songs, such as "Twenty Flight Rock", "Summertime Blues", "C'mon Everybody" and "Somethin' Else", captured teenage frustration and desire in the mid-1950s and early 1960s, he experimented with multitrack recording, distortion techniques, overdubbing on his earliest singles. He played the guitar, piano and drums, his image as a dressed and attractive young man with a rebellious attitude epitomized the stance of the 1950s rocker, in death he achieved iconic status. Cochran was involved with music from an early age, playing in the school band and teaching himself to play blues guitar. In 1954, he formed a duet with the guitarist Hank Cochran, when they split the following year, Eddie began a songwriting career with Jerry Capehart, his first success came when he performed the song "Twenty Flight Rock" in the film The Girl Can't Help It, starring Jayne Mansfield. Soon afterwards, he signed a recording contract with Liberty Records.

Cochran died at age 21 after a road accident, while travelling in a taxi in Chippenham, during his British tour in April 1960, having just performed at Bristol's Hippodrome theatre. Though his best-known songs were released during his lifetime, more of his songs were released posthumously. In 1987, Cochran was inducted into the Roll Hall of Fame, his songs have been recorded by a wide variety of recording artists. Cochran was born October 1938, in Albert Lea, Minnesota, to Alice and Frank R. Cochran, his parents were from Oklahoma, he always said in interviews that his parents had some roots in Oklahoma. He quit the band to play drums. Rather than taking piano lessons, he began learning guitar, playing country and other music he heard on the radio. Cochran's family moved to Bell Gardens, California, in 1952; as his guitar playing improved, he formed a band with two friends from his junior high school. He dropped out of Bell Gardens High School in his first year to become a professional musician.

During a show featuring many performers at an American Legion hall, he met Hank Cochran, a songwriter. Although they were not related, they began performing together, they recorded a few singles for Ekko Records that were successful and helped to establish them as a performing act. Eddie Cochran worked as a session musician and began writing songs, making a demo with Jerry Capehart, his future manager. In July 1956, Eddie Cochran's first "solo artist" single was released by Crest Records, it featured "Skinny Jim", now regarded as a rockabilly classic. In the spring of 1956, Boris Petroff asked Cochran if he would appear in the musical comedy film The Girl Can't Help It. Cochran performed the song "Twenty Flight Rock" in the movie. In 1957 Cochran starred in his second film, Untamed Youth, he had yet another hit, "Sittin' in the Balcony", one of the few songs he recorded, written by other songwriters. "Twenty Flight Rock" was written by AMI staff writer Ned Fairchild. Fairchild, not a rock and roll performer provided the initial form of the song.

In the Summer of 1957 Liberty Records issued Cochran's only studio album released during his lifetime, Singin' to My Baby. The album included "Sittin' in the Balcony". There were only a few rockers on this album, Liberty seemed to want to move Cochran away from Rock and Roll. In 1958, Cochran seemed to find his stride in the famous teenage anthem "Summertime Blues". With this song, Cochran was established as one of the most important influences on rock and roll in the 1950s, both lyrically and musically; the song, released by Liberty recording no. 55144, charted at number 8 in 1958. Cochran's brief career included a few more hits, such as "C'mon, Everybody", "Somethin' Else", "Teenage Heaven", his posthumous UK number one hit "Three Steps to Heaven", he remained popular in the US and UK through the late 1950s and early 1960s, more of his records were posthumous hits, such as "My Way", "Weekend", "Nervous Breakdown". Another aspect of Cochran's short but brilliant career is his work as backup producer.

In 1959 he played lead for Skeets McDonald at Columbia's studios for "You Oughta See Grandma Rock" and "Heart Breaking Mama". In a session for Gene Vincent in March 1958 he contributed his trademark bass voice, as heard on "Summertime Blues"; the recordings were issued on the album A Gene Vincent Record Date. In early 1959, two of Cochran's friends, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, along with the Big Bopper, were killed in a plane crash while on tour. Cochran's friends and family said that he was badly shaken by their deaths, he developed a morbid premonition that he would die young, it was shortly after their deaths that he recorded a song in tribute to them, "Three Stars". He was anxious to give up life on the road and spend his time in the studio making music, thereby reducing the chance of suffering a similar fatal accident while touring. Financial responsibilities, required that he continue to perform live, that led to his acceptance of an offer to tour the United Kingdom in 1960. On Saturday, April 16, 1960, at about 11:50 p.m. while on tour in the United Kingdom Cochran was involved in a traffic accident in a taxi travelling through Chippenham in the county of Wiltshire, on the A4.

The taxi driver lost control of the vehicle due to excessive speed and crashed into a lamppost on Rowden Hill (a plaque toda

Myripristis vittata

Myripristis vittata is a soldierfish from the Indo-Pacific. It grows to a size of about 9.8 inches. This species is found in small groups and sometimes forms large schools. Myripristis vittata is recorded to live in the areas of Indo-Pacific from oceanic islands, from the Mascarene Islands and Seychelles to French Polynesia, the Hawaiian Islands. Myripristis vittata is found in marine environments within reef-associated areas, they occupy the depth range of about 3 – 80 meters, but more this species stays in the depth range of about 15 – 80 meters. This species is native to a tropical environment, they are recorded to swim upside down occasionally. This species is nocturnal and it feeds on plankton. Myripristis vittata makes its way into the aquarium trade. Froese and Pauly, eds.. "Myripristis vittata" in FishBase. December 2008 version. Photos of Myripristis vittata on Sealife Collection

2015–16 Fenerbahçe S.K. season

The 2015–16 season is Fenerbahçe's 58th consecutive season in the Süper Lig and their 108th year in existence. On 10 April 2015, Dirk Kuyt has signed to Feyenoord to play next year since his contract expired on 31 May 2015. On 11 June 2015, Fenerbahçe have released a statement on their official website confirming that Portuguese manager Vítor Pereira has been appointed manager on a two-year deal. On 17 June 2015, Centre back Simon Kjær signed a four-year contract with Fenerbahçe from Lille for a €7.65 million fee. On 22 June 2015, Mert Günok has signed a three-year contract with Bursaspor after his contract expired on 31 May 2015. On 23 June 2015, Fenerbahçe signed a four-year contract with Bursaspor former right back Şener Özbayraklı for ₺5.0 million. On 25 June 2015, Fenerbahçe have completed the signing of Atlético Paranaense striker Fernandão on a four-year deal the club revealed. On 27 June 2015, Fenerbahçe part ways with Emre Belözoğlu; the club said that the 34-year-old central midfielder is not in the team manager’s future plans thus his deal has not been renewed.

On 2 July 2015, Fenerbahçe has taken on loan two players, Brazilian goalkeeper Fabiano Ribeiro and Senegalese centre-back Abdoulaye Ba, from the Portuguese club Porto for one season. On 3 July 2015, Fenerbahçe are in talks to sign winger Nani from Manchester United; the club announced the news on social media on Thursday night, saying on Twitter: "Fenerbahçe has begun talks with Nani and his club Manchester United to transfer the player. Nani will be in Istanbul on Sunday for a medical check up." On 3 July 2015, Fenerbahçe have completed the signing of São Paulo defensive midfielder Souza for an €8 million transfer fee the club revealed. On 4 July, have released a statement on their official website confirming that talks are underway with both São Paulo and their midfielder Josef de Souza. On 7 July 2015, Souza was named an official Fenerbahçe player. On 6 July 2015, Fenerbahçe have completed the signing of Manchester United winger Nani. Fenerbahçe have announced the signing of Nani from Manchester United for €6 million.

On 8 July 2015, Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike has joined United Arab Emirates Pro League side Al-Ain on loan until the end of the season. On 9 July 2015, Fenerbahçe has begun to transfer talks with Robin van Persie and his club Manchester United. On 12 July 2015, Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has arrived in Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport on Sunday at 8:00pm local time with his family in a private plane to complete his move to Fenerbahçe. On 13 July van Persie underwent health screening in Istanbul. On 14 July 2015, Robin van Persie has completed his move from Manchester United to Fenerbahçe for an undisclosed fee; the Netherlands striker, 31, was unveiled in front of about 10,000 supporters inside the club's stadium. He said: "I promise you one thing - I will do everything in my power to help Fenerbahce win as many trophies to make you happy. Let's do it together." On 17 July 2015, Fenerbahçe is to face Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League third qualifying round following a draw at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday.

The Ukrainian side will travel to İstanbul in the first leg to face Fenerbahçe, which returns to UEFA competitions after two years. On 5 August 2015, Fenerbahçe was sent crashing out of the UEFA Champions League by Shakhtar Donetsk after lose with 3–0 in Arena Lviv. On 7 August 2015, Fenerbahçe, drawn against Atromitos of Greece in the UEFA Europa League play-off round. On 13 August 2015, Fenerbahçe signed a five-year contract with Ozan Tufan by €7.0M. On 14 August 2015, Fenerbahçe signed a three-year contract with Volkan Şen by €1.0M. Adidas and Fenerbahçe extended their kit deal in February 2014 at least until 2018–19, while it is reported that the Adidas Fenerbahçe is worth $8.5M season. Adidas produces the new Fenerbahçe 2015 -- 16 Kits; the new Fenerbahçe 15–16 Away and Third Kits were released on 7 July 2015. Total spending: €42.78M Total income: €20.50M Expenditure: €22.28M As of 26 May 2016 As of 26 May 2016 Win Draw Loss Postponed Win Draw Loss Postponed Notes Notes 2015–16 Süper Lig 2015–16 Türkiye Kupası 2015–16 UEFA Champions League 2015–16 UEFA Europa League

Johnnie Johnson (American football)

Johnnie Johnson is a former American college and professional football player, a cornerback and safety in the National Football League for ten seasons during the 1980s. Johnson played college football for the University of Texas, was a two-time unanimous All-America. A first-round choice in the 1980 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks. Johnson was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in May 2007. Johnson's son, Collin Johnson, plays for the University of Texas football team as a wide receiver. In his final three seasons he was a member of a team that placed among the nation's top-ten in total defense. Johnson excelled on special teams as a punt return specialist. Many of his punt return marks still stand in the UT record books. In his freshman year, Johnson got off to a great start being named a starter in his first game, but a leg injury kept him on the sidelines for much of the year; the next year, he regained his starting status on a team that went through the regular season undefeated.

That year his fourth-down tackle inside the Texas five-yard line preserved a win over Oklahoma. He won the first of three All-Southwest Conference honors that year. In an era before the advent of the Thorpe Award, Johnson was named the nation's top defensive back of 1978 by the New York Downtown Athletic Club. Johnson holds the Rams record for the longest interception return after scoring on a 99-yard return against the Green Bay Packers in 1980. Off the field, he appeared in the 1986 Rams promotional video. List of Texas Longhorns football All-Americans List of Los Angeles Rams first-round draft picks

Akihito Hirose

Akihito Hirose is a Japanese professional shogi player, ranked 8-dan. He is a former Ryūō and Ōi title holder, is the first shogi professional to win a major title while attending university. Hirose was born in Kōtō, Tokyo on January 18, 1987, he first started playing shogi around the age of four because his father and older brother played the game. His family moved to Sapporo, Hokkaido due to his father's job and he lived there from elementary school grades three through six. While living in Sapporo, Hirose began studying under some members of the Hokkaido Shogi Association and polishing his skills at local shogi clubs before entering the Japan Shogi Association's apprentice school at the rank of 6-kyū as protegee of shogi professional Osamu Katsuura in 1998 while he was a sixth-grade elementary student. For his first year as a shogi apprentice, Hirose commuted by plane twice monthly from Sapporo to the Japan Shogi Association's headquarters in Tokyo to play games against other apprentices.

Hirose was promoted to the rank of 1-dan in 2000, was awarded professional status in April 2005 for winning the 36th 3-dan League with a record of 15 wins and 3 losses. Hirose graduated from Tokyo Seitoku University High School in March 2005 and decided to continue his education by enrolling in the School of Education of Waseda University and majoring in mathematics; this was quite rare for a professional shogi player to do, but Hirose stated "he wanted to experience many things in addition to shogi" and wanted to be like his friends who were all moving on to university. Hirose graduated from Waseda in 2011. In 2009, Hirose defeated Taichi Nakamura two games to none to win the 40th Shinjin-Ō for his first non-title tournament victory as a professional; the match was billed as the "Battle of Waseda University Students" because both Hirose and Nakamura were attending Waseda University at the time. Hirose's first major title appearance came in 2010 when defeated Yoshiharu Habu to earn the right to challenge Kōichi Fukaura for the 51st Ōi title.

Hirose went on to defeat Fukaura 4 games to 2 to not only win a major title in his first attempt, but to become the first shogi professional to win a major title while attending university. He was, unable to defend his title the following year against challenger Habu, losing the 52nd Ōi match 4 games to 3. Hirose was leading the match 3 games to 2 after winning Game 5, but was unable to get the fourth win needed to retain his title. In 2015, Hirose defeated Tatsuya Sugai in the playoff to determine who would challenge Habu for the 56th Ōi title, but ended up losing to Habu 4 games to 1. In September 2018, Hirose defeated Fukaura 2 games to 1 to win the 31st Ryūō Challenger Match and advance to the title match against defending champion Habu. In the title match against Habu, Hirose lost Games 1, 2 and 5 to trail the match 3 games to 2 before coming back to win the last two games and take the title from Habu. Hirose advanced to the finals of JT Nihon Series tournament for the first time in November 2019, but was defeated by defending tournament champion Akira Watanabe in the 40th JT Cup championship on November 17, 2019.

A few days however, Hirose earned the right to challenge Watanabe for the 69th Ōshō title when he defeated Sōta Fujii in the final game of the Ōshō tournament challenger league to finish league play with 5 wins and 1 loss. In the 32nd Ryūō title match, Hirose defended his title against challenger Masayuki Toyoshima, the reigning Meijin title holder. Hirose lost the first three games of the match and was never able to recover, losing the match 4 games to 1. Hirose's promotion history is as follows: 1998: 6-kyū 2000: 1-dan 2005, April 1: 4-dan 2007, April 1: 5-dan 2010, June 11: 6-dan 2010, September 2: 7-dan 2014, February 13: 8-dan Hirose has appeared in a major title match five times, has won two titles. In addition to major titles, Hirose has won one other shogi championship. Hirose received the JSA's Annual Shogi Awards for "Fighting-spirit" and "Game of the Year" for 2010, for "Fighting-spirit" in 2019. Hirose has finished in the "Top 10" of the JSA's year-end prize money/game fee rankings five times since turning professional: tenth in 2010 with JPY 21,360,000 in earnings.

Official website ShogiHub: Professional Player Info · Hirose, Akihito

Joseph Barboza

Joseph "The Animal" Barboza Jr. was a Portuguese-American mobster and notorious mob hitman for the Patriarca crime family during the 1960s. Barboza was born to Portuguese emigrants from Lisbon, who settled in the old whaling city of New Bedford, Massachusetts, he was born on September 20, 1932, the son of a middle-weight boxer, Joe Barboza Sr. and Palmeda, a seamstress. Joe Barboza was from Los Angeles and fought in only two professional boxing matches, he had a sister, Anne Houghton. Joe was fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, he was married to a Jewish woman. He fathered a daughter in 1965 and a son and lived in Chelsea, Massachusetts while employed by the Patriarca crime family. Joe himself would pursue a career as a professional light heavyweight boxer and member of the United States Boxing Association for a short period of time, with his first boxing match on April 18, 1949 against Rocky Lucero in El Paso and his last fight on September 23, 1961 against Don Bale in Boston, Massachusetts, he fought with an orthodox stance.

He boxed under the moniker of "The Baron". His boxing record shows Joseph as winning eight out of the eleven matches, with five of them ending in knock outs, he was classified as an out-fighter, known for having powerful punches. He was a sparring partner of Patriarca crime family associate, Americo Sacramone, future Massachusetts Auditor Joe DeNucci, Edward G. Connors and Anthony Veranis, he worked as a longshoreman and as a clerk in a fruit store but always returned to crime. He was first sent to prison in 1950 to the Massachusetts Correctional Institution - Concord for five years. Barboza would lead a wild prison break in the summer of 1953, which would become the largest in the prison's seventy-five-year history. Joe and six other fellow inmates had guzzled contraband whiskey and pilfered amphetamine tablets, overpowered four prison guards and raced away in two separate cars. During their furlough of freedom they beat random people in the street, cruised the bars in Boston's Scollay Square, wandered to the neighborhoods of Lynn and Revere, were apprehended at a subway station in East Boston.

The escape party had lasted twenty-four hours. That November, while awaiting trial for his prison break, Barboza slugged a prison guard in the cafeteria for no reason. Three months he tossed a table at a guard's chest when he entered his cell. Barboza may have first been exposed to figures of Boston organized crime while incarcerated at Walpole. Paroled in 1958, he became a recognized figure in East Boston's organized crime circles and was a regular at a bar on the corner of Bennington Street and Brook Street, which became known among local criminals as "Barboza's Corner", his crew of small-time burglars and thieves consisted of Joseph W. Amico, Patrick Fabiano, James Kearns, Arthur Bratsos, Thomas DePrisco and son team Joseph Dermody and Ronald Dermody, Carlton Eaton, Edward Goss and Nicholas Femia. All of his crew would all be murdered by rival mobsters including himself; the crew was supervised for the Patriarca crime family by Stephen Flemmi. He was never inducted into the Patriarca crime family because of his Portuguese heritage but within eight years during the escalation of gangland warfare he earned a reputation as one of Boston's most prolific contract killers and sidewalk soldiers.

He had a reputation of being fearless. It was believed in law official circles that Barboza had performed contract killings for Raymond L. S. Patriarca. By January 1966, Barboza was considered a powerful crime figure in the Boston underworld and was represented by F. Lee Bailey, which proved to be a huge mistake, but he was facing major problems. The authorities were on his heels. For disturbing the peace one night, he slugged a Metropolitan District Commission Police Officer, Joe MacLean, received a six-month sentence. After his release from prison and his graduation from an expensive cooking school he was shipped out on the SS President Wilson to the Orient. In his 1975 biography "Barboza" written by true crime writer Hank Messick he admitted to murdering at least seven men, although he bragged to his friends that the total was closer to twenty-nine because he wanted to be respected and feared — nobody knew the truth, he was known to take neighborhood children to the park or zoo. He would buy popcorn for children in the movie theatre that did not have any and his young daughter wanted for nothing.

He was an amazing artist and would entertain neighborhood children with his sketches of Disney characters. A few notorious victims on his murder roster while involved with organized crime included Edward McLaughlin and both Cornelius Hughes and Stevie Hughes, who Barboza hunted down in a fit of rage after receiving news that his best friend Vincent Flemmi was badly wounded in a 1967 shootout with them. Barboza aligned himself with the Winter Hill Gang in part because James "Buddy" McLean was an ally of Vincent Flemmi, who Barboza trusted along with his brother Steven Flemmi; as early as 1965, FBI agent H. Paul Rico, was using that trust to drive Barboza into becoming an informant. Joe drove a 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass, referred to by law enforcement as "the James Bond car" because it had a sophisticated alarm system and a device for making thick black smoke come out of the tailpipe. By 1966, he had a turbulent position in the Boston underworld, he had been shot at while standing outsi