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Geraldo (footballer, born 1991)

Hermenegildo da Costa Paulo Bartolomeu known as Geraldo, is an Angolan international football midfielder. Born in Luanda, he started his career in 2009, defending Angolan club Norberto de Castro, moving in the same year to Brazilian club Rio Claro, playing in the 2009 Copa São Paulo de Juniores, he joined Andraus of Curitiba after leaving Rio Claro. In July 2009, after being observed by head coach René Simões in a friendly game between the reserve squads of Coritiba and Andraus, he was transferred to Coritiba youth team, he joined Coritiba's main squad in 2010, playing his first Série B game on 8 May 2010, at Estádio dos Aflitos, when his club was defeated 3–1 to Náutico and he came as a substitute for Renatinho. He scored his first Série B goal for Coritiba on 20 November 2010, when he scored a goal against Icasa at Romeirão stadium, thus helping his team win the 2010 edition of the league. Geraldo played his first Série A game on 22 May 2011, when he came up as a substitute for Lucas Mendes in the game against Atlético Goianiense, at Estádio Couto Pereira, won 1–0 by the opponent team.

Geraldo was loaned to Coritiba's fellow Curitiba-based club Paraná on 4 July 2012. Geraldo played 3 seasons for Primeiro de Agosto. Whereas in the first season he may have been overshadowed by the likes of Gelson and Ary Papel, after they moved overseas, he undisputably became the club's biggest asset, finishing all three seasons and the beginning of the 2018–19 with 31 goals, winning 3 league titles and one super cup. In the aftermath of D'Agosto's performance in 2018 where they reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, he signed with Egyptian side Al Ahly SC, he appeared several times on different occasions with Al Ahly in which he surprised, yet he never had a regular basises game time. Geraldo's first game for the Angolan national team was played in Houston, United States, on 13 May 2010, in his country's defeat against Mexico 1–0, when he came as a substitute for Minguito, he played his second game for the Angolan national team on 11 August 2010, when his country was defeated 2–0 by Uruguay at Estádio do Restelo, Portugal.

Geraldo played his third game for Angola on 4 September 2010, when his country was defeated 3–0 by Uganda at Mandela National Stadium, Uganda. He played his fourth game for his country on 26 March 2011, when his country was defeated 2–1 by Kenya at Kasarani Stadium, Kenya. Geraldo played three 2013 Africa Cup of Nations games; the first one, against Morocco on 19 January the second one against South Africa on 23 January and the last one on 27 January against Cape Verde, when he came out as a substitute for Gilberto. Scores and results list Angola's goal tally first. CoritibaCampeonato Brasileiro Série B: 2010 Campeonato Paranaense: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013Al AhlyEgyptian Premier League: 2018–19 Egyptian Super Cup: 2018–19 Geraldo at

H. C. Hansen

Hans Christian Svane Hansen known as H. C. Hansen or H. C. was a social democrat and Prime Minister of Denmark from 29 January 1955 to 19 February 1960 as the head of the Cabinet of H. C. Hansen I and II. Before becoming Prime Minister, H. C. Hansen served as Finance Minister in the Cabinet of Hans Hedtoft I and Foreign Minister in the Cabinet of Hans Hedtoft II, he was the son of Helene Helene Margrethe Sperling. He attended Samsøgades School until 7th grade, he continued his education as a typist apprentice. He was a secretary and chairman in the Social Democratic Youth and became a member of parliament in 1936; as Foreign Minister, H. C. Hansen was seen as the natural successor as Prime Minister and leader of the Social Democrats, when his friend Hans Hedtoft died of a heart attack on 29 January 1955. In addition to becoming Prime Minister, H. C. Hansen retained the post as Foreign Minister until 1958. Among the laws passed by this government included the universal people's pension and the enactment of agricultural price supports.

The law on assistance to single mothers of April 1955 introduced special assistance for widows with children and certain other categories of single women, while under the Accident Insurance Act of 1959, an independent board of appeal was set up, waiting times were reduced, compensation for survivors was converted from lump sums into running benefits, the scheme extended to cover occupational diseases. Under a law on relations between trade union a and employers’ associations, passed in April 1956, as an offshoot of collective agreement on the labour market, a new scheme provided sickness cash benefits higher than in the existing health insurance scheme; the new scheme only covered members of trade unions and those employed by members of the Danish Employers’ Association. In addition, under the Apprenticeship Act of September 1956, theoretical training was introduced at technical schools as part of apprenticeship training. In 1956, universal pension coverage in Denmark was introduced, while the Survivors’ Pension Act of March 1959 introduced a general survivors’ pension scheme, including specific provisions for single women having reached age 60.

In 1959, a law was enacted that led to the establishment of the Mental Retardation Service and a decentralised regional system of services for those with intellectual disabilities. That same year, an extension of covered occupational diseases in work injury compensation was carried out. In 1958, an education reform was enacted. In March 1957 it had been 4 years since the last election to the Folketing, as mandated by the Danish constitution new elections were held. After the election H. C. Hansen was able to partner with the Danish Social Liberal Party and Justice Party of Denmark to form the Cabinet of H. C. Hansen II known as the Triangle Cabinet. On 25 March 1957 France, West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg signed the Treaty of Rome to create the European Economic Community. To not be left behind the Danish government first wanted to join a Nordic free trade organization, but that failed and Denmark joined the European Free Trade Association on 3 May 1960 instead. Unlike his successors as Social Democratic leaders and prime minister, Hansen did not support Denmark joining the European Economic Community that took place in 1972.

H. C. Hansen died from cancer on 19 February 1960, was succeeded by Viggo Kampmann in the Social Democratic party and as Prime Minister, he was the second Danish prime minister in a row to die while in office. Kristian Hvidt Statsministre i Danmark fra 1913 til 1995 ISBN 9788717065703 Donald F. Busky Democratic Socialism: A Global Survey ISBN 978-0275968861 Peter Flora Growth to Limits: The Western European Welfare States Since World War II, Volume 4 ISBN 978-0899253985

Comin' on Home

Comin' on Home is an album by American organist Richard Groove Holmes recorded in 1971 and released on the Blue Note label. The album was Holmes' only release on the label; the Allmusic review awarded the album 3 stars. All compositions by Richard Groove Holmes except as indicated"Groovin' for Mr. G." - 4:13 "Theme from Love Story" - 3:38 "Mr. Clean" - 5:04 "Down Home Funk" - 5:21 "Don't Mess With Me" - 6:47 "Wave" - 5:48 "This Here" - 5:05 Richard Groove Holmes - organ Weldon Irvine - electric piano Gerald Hubbard - guitar Jerry Jemmott, Chuck Rainey - electric bass Darryl Washington - drums Ray Armando - conga James Davis - tambourine, cowbell, voice

HMS Advantage (W 133)

HMS Advantage was a Favourite-class tugboat of the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Built in the United States, she was transferred to the Royal Navy under Lend-Lease. Advantage served until the end of the war with the Royal Navy and was returned to the United States postwar. Sold to a Chinese merchant shipping company, she served successively as 109, Ming 309, Kaoshiung until her 1965 scrapping. Advantage was 165 ft 6 in long overall, with a beam of 33 feet 4 inches wide and a draught of 15 feet 6 inches, she up to 1,315 long tons at full load. Advantage was powered by a one-shaft Fulton Iron Works vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine rated at 1,600 shaft horsepower, two Babcock and Wilcox "D" type boilers, generating a top speed of 12.2 kn, two Turbo drive Ship's Service Generators. Advantage was armed with one 3 in /50 caliber dual purpose gun and two single 20mm anti-aircraft guns, she carried a crew of 47 enlisted men. Advantage's keel was laid down on 8 August 1942.

She was launched on 7 September 1942 as USS Advantage by the Levingston Shipbuilding Company at Orange, Texas. Advantage was redesignated BATR-41 under the Lend-Lease program, she was transferred and commissioned into the Royal Navy on 23 April 1943, she served throughout World War II with the Royal Navy. After commissioning, she sailed to New Orleans for ranging, final stores, spare parts. On 19 May 1943, Advantage arrived at New Orleans, she departed the next day. On 24 May, the tug was assigned to Bermuda. On 12 March 1945, she left Aden towing Admiralty Floating Drydock 53 alongside HMS Bold, arriving at Colombo on 28 March. Alongside HMS Cheerly, Advantage towed AFD 18 from Cochin to Darwin as part of Convoy WO 4A, departing on 9 April and arriving at Darwin on 24 May. Advantage and Cheerly towed two floating docks from Glasgow to Darwin, a distance of 14,000 miles, arriving at their destination on 1 August. Admiral Bruce Fraser, the British Pacific Fleet commander thanked both crews in Darwin.

During the voyage Lieutenant T. Phillips commanded the tug. Advantage was returned to the US Navy on 19 February 1946. Advantage reverted to BATR-41 after her name was withdrawn, she was sold to the Chinese Board of Supplies. The tug was sold to the China Merchants Steam Navigation Company in Shanghai on 24 September 1946. Renamed 109 on 31 July 1948, she was again renamed Ming 309 later, she was renamed Kaoshiung in 1949 and scrapped in 1965. This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships; the entry can be found here. BBC WW2 People's War Oral History Archive - His Majesty's Rescue Tug

1995 Copa del Rey de Baloncesto

The 1995 Copa del Rey was the 59th edition of the Spanish basketball Cup. It was organized by the ACB and was played in Granada in the Palacio de Deportes between March 3 and 5, 1995. Taugrés Baskonia won its first title after defeating Amway Zaragoza in the final game; the top four teams in the 1993–94 ACB season joined directly the Final Eight stage, which would be played during the 1994–95 ACB season. The other four places would be decided in a tournament called League of the Cup, played in April and May 1994, with the eliminated teams in the play-offs of the 1993–94 season. Eliminated teams in the round of 16 would be divided into two groups of four teams; the two first qualified teams would play a playoff qualifier with each one of the four quarterfinalists to get a spot in the Final Eight. As OAR Ferrol was dissolved before the 1994–95 season, its spot would be decided in a best-of-three playoff between Cáceres and Amway Zaragoza; the two first qualified teams of each group would play a last qualifying playoff against the four quarterfinalists of the 1993–94 season.

As OAR Ferrol resigned to its berth in Liga ACB, a repechage playoff was played on December 1994 and January 1995. The winner of this best-of-three series would take the vacant spot at the Final Eight of the competition. MVP of the Tournament: Pablo Laso Boxscores at Linguasport

Stuffed toy

A stuffed toy is a toy with an outer fabric sewn from a textile and stuffed with flexible material. They are known by many names, such as stuffed animals, plushies, or stuffies. In Britain and Australia, they may be called cuddly toys. Textiles used for the outer fabric include plain cloth, as well as pile textiles like plush or terrycloth, or socks. Common stuffing materials include synthetic fiber, cotton, wood wool, plastic pellets, beans; the toy originates from Germany in the late 19th century and has been marked by fads in popular culture that sometimes affected collectors and the value of the toys. Stuffed toys are made in many different forms, but most resemble real animals, legendary creatures, cartoon characters, or inanimate objects, they can be used as comfort objects. They are gifted to children, but can be given to anybody. Stuffed toys are distinguished from other toys by their softness and their resemblance to animals or fictional characters. Stuffed toys most take the form of animals bears, mammalian pets such as cats and dogs, recognizable animals such as zebras, pandas and elephants.

The popularity of stuffed toys is such that one can always find a stuffed toy version of any fictional character from a movie, TV show, book or other entertainment form, so long as it is animal-like. Stuffed toys of both real and fictional humans are seen on shelves given that the individual or character is famous enough. Stuffed toys come in an array of different sizes, with the smallest being thumb-sized and the largest being larger than a house. However, the largest somewhat commonly-produced stuffed; the majority of stuffed animals are between a few inches a foot tall or more. They come in a wide variety of colours and fur textures. Stuffed toys are sold in stores worldwide. Vendors are abundant at tourist attractions, carnivals, downtown parks, general public meeting places of any nature if there are children present; the first commercial concern to create stuffed toys was the German Steiff company in 1880. Steiff used newly developed technology for manufacturing upholstery to make their stuffed toys.

In 1892, the Ithaca Kitty became one of the first mass-produced stuffed animal toys in the United States. In 1903 Richard Steiff designed a soft stuffed bear that differed from earlier traditional rag dolls, because it was made of plush furlike fabric. At the same time in the US, Morris Michtom created the first teddy bear after being inspired by a drawing of President "Teddy" Roosevelt with a bear cub. In 1903, the character Peter Rabbit from English author Beatrix Potter was the first stuffed toy to be patented. Amigurumi is a Japanese type of handcrafted crocheted stuffed toys. Amigurumi are made to look cute with oversized heads and undersized extremities. Sock monkeys are a type of handmade stuffed monkey made out of socks, which first appeared in the US during the Great Depression. Brands of stuffed toys include Pillow Pets, whose toys can be folded from a pillow into a stuffed animal; some brands of stuffed toys, such as Rose Bear, Beanie Babies and Cute Plushies, used marketing strategies to encourage the collection of a series of stuffed toys.

Webkinz stuffed animals were created by Ganz in 2005. Each Webkinz toy comes with a unique "Secret Code" that gives access to the Webkinz World website and a virtual version of the toy for online play. Disney's Club Penguin and Build-A-Bearville from Build-A-Bear Workshop are other online worlds with content that can be unlocked from codes found on associated stuffed toys. In 2013, Disney launched its first collection of Disney Tsum Tsum stuffed toys based on characters from different Disney properties, inspired by the popular app of the same name. Stuffed toys are among the most played-with toys of children, their size and softness makes them ideal for toddlers, since it is impossible for them to be injured by one. However, they are not for toddlers, are played with by children right up into their pre-teens, their resemblance to characters or animals allows for imaginative free play with other children, there is no real limit on the amount of time one can spend playing with them. Stuffed toys do sometimes tear, but with a sewing needle and rudimentary sewing skills, damage is easily repairable.

Their low price, combined with their demand, means that it is common for children to possess tens of stuffed toys at a single time. Some households report having stuffed toys numbering in the hundreds. List of stuffed toy manufacturers