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251st Rifle Division (Soviet Union)

The 251st Rifle Division was raised in 1941, within days of the German invasion, as a standard Red Army rifle division, served for the duration of the Great Patriotic War in that role. Its men escaped encirclement in October and returned to Soviet lines in good enough shape to avoid disbandment. In the following two and a half years the division slogged through the difficult and costly battles around Rzhev and Smolensk before distinguishing itself by assisting in the liberation of the city of Vitebsk in June, 1944; the division began organizing on June 1941, at Kolomna in the Moscow Military District. It was one of a series of rifle divisions numbered in the 240 - 260 range that were built on cadres taken from the NKVD, its order of battle was as follows: 919th Rifle Regiment 923rd Rifle Regiment 927th Rifle Regiment 789th Artillery Regiment 419th Sapper Battalion 331st Reconnaissance Company Col. Vladimir Filippovich Stenin was named divisional commander, the division was assigned to 30th Army of Western Front by July 13, less than three weeks after beginning to be formed.

On its arrival at the front the unit did not make a favorable impression on the Army commander, Maj. Gen. V. A. Khomenko, who reported on August 5:... the division is without equipment... no formed chemical company... artillery didn't arrive until early August on three trains... 400 NKVD cadre, lots of Party members and Komsomols, but so few and weak horses that the artillery regiment had to move in relays... little combat power. 30th Army had tried to remedy these faults by assigning a battalion of 21 tanks from the 110th Tank Division to the 251st, but by the date of the above report only one of these tanks remained, the division had lost 3,898 officers and men killed, wounded or missing. Beginning on August 25, Western Front began a series of counterattacks known as the Dukhovshchina Offensive against the overstretched forces of German Army Group Center. Along with the rest of its Army, the 251st drove against elements of German Ninth Army, in particular 35th Infantry Division, in and near the village of Gorodno, while making some minor gains and inflicting losses on the invaders, these attacks were costly and were shut down by September 10 along the whole front.

On October 2 the Germans launched their Operation Typhoon in an attempt to drive for Moscow. 30th Army was north of the main German effort, but in spite of this three of its divisions, the 251st, the 162nd and the 242nd Rifles, found themselves encircled south of Rzhev by October 12. Ninth Army could only cordon off the pocket with small detachments, due to being once again overstretched. After holding out for 15 days, the three divisions staged a successful breakout to the north on October 27, reached the lines of 29th Army before the end of the month, covering some 75 km and causing damage and confusion in the German rear. While the other two divisions were disbanded for replacements, the 251st was not, although at the end of the year its strength was no more than 2,000 men, it was rebuilt over the following months. The 251st Rifle Division remained in Western Front until August, 1944. During this period it participated in the Second Rzhev–Sychevka Offensive Operation in November, 1942. Now in 20th Army, under the command of Col. B.

B. Gorodovikov, the division launched an attack on the Vazuza River sector, supported by 83rd Tank Brigade, on November 25, towards the German-held village of Grediakino; the German forces were well dug-in and, due to poor visibility, the preparatory artillery bombardment had been ineffective. While the Germans were forced to abandon the village on November 30, the offensive was stalled and the 251st would have to be rebuilt once again. On August 12, 1943, Lt. Col. A. A. Volkhin was appointed to command the division. Volkhin had an unusual background, he was a pre-war Major General and was appointed to command the 147th Rifle Division in May, 1942. While leading this division in Stalingrad Front in July, defending the Don River near Surovikino, his troops were encircled and suffered heavy losses. Volkhin was arrested and condemned to death for having lost control of his unit, but this was commuted in December to 10 years imprisonment to be served after the war. In February, 1943 he was released and returned to the front with the rank of Major, to take up the position of deputy commander of 927th Rifle Regiment.

Within a week he was in command of the same regiment, in March his sentence was annulled. On January 17, 1944, he was restored to the rank of Major General, he remained in command of the 251st until July 11, when he was moved to command the 45th Rifle Corps. By June, 1944 the 251st was serving in 5th Guards Rifle Corps of 39th Army; as part of Operation Bagration, this Army was drive westwards to help pinch off the German-held salient at Vitebsk. Starting on June 23, the Corps, with the 251st in second echelon, smashed through the lines of the German VI Corps, crossing the Dvina River and linking up with 43rd Army the following day and trapping the Third Panzer Army in a pocket. On June 27 the two Soviet armies launched their final assault on Vitebsk, leading to the surrender of most of the German forces. A group of 5,000 Germans attempted to break out, but were soon surrounded and defeated by three rifle divisions, including the 251st. For its achievements in this battle, the division was given the name of the city as an honorific:"VITEBSK" -...251st

Trap Back

Trap Back is the thirtieth mixtape by American rapper Gucci Mane. The mixtape was released online on February 5, 2012, coinciding with Super Bowl Sunday, at 10:17 a.m.—a reference to Gucci Mane's label, 1017 Bricksquad. It was Gucci Mane's first major recording project following his release from jail at the end of 2011, after spending a total of six months incarcerated that year. Trap Back was conceived as a "comeback mixtape" to revive the rapper's reputation and career, which had stalled for years due to ongoing legal troubles and other personal setbacks. Hosted by DJ Holiday, Trap Back features 19 tracks of trap music by nine producers: Mike Will Made It, Southside, Sonny Digital, Lex Luger, Polow da Don, K. E. on the Track. Lyrically, Gucci Mane raps on the mixtape about topics familiar to his past work, such as drugs and life in the trap. There are guest appearances from Future, 2 Chainz, Waka Flocka Flame, Jadakiss, Yo Gotti and Chilly Chill. According to reviewers, the mixtape's musical moods and lyrical tones fluctuate from the menacing and sinister to the playful and humorous.

The recording sessions marked Gucci Mane's first sustained collaboration with Mike Will Made It, at the time an up-and-coming producer in the Atlanta hip hop scene. While the two had worked together on individual tracks, Gucci Mane's lead producer had been Zaytoven. In addition to producing five songs, Mike Will stayed in-studio for the duration of the sessions to provide the rapper with both encouragement and, at times, blunt critiques. Though Gucci Mane was unaccustomed to recording with a producer who had such a demanding, unvarnished approach, he came to appreciate the creative results of their collaboration. Trap Back, the song "Plain Jane", were popular successes for Gucci Mane. On the mixtape website DatPiff, Trap Back has been designated "2× Platinum" with over 500,000 downloads. Critics praised the mixtape for Gucci Mane's clever lyricism and its innovative production Mike Will Made It's contributions. Most reviews cited the mixtape as a marked improvement compared to Gucci Mane's recent preceding material.

In retrospect and Gucci Mane himself have described the mixtape as the launch of a mid-career resurgence in both the quality of his music and his popularity. By 2009, Radric Davis—better known by his stage name, Gucci Mane—had established himself as a major figure in underground hip hop. At that moment in the rapper's career, industry insiders and observers believed he was poised for a major commercial breakthrough; as several critics wrote in hindsight following the 2012 release of Trap Back, Gucci Mane had seemed to cross-over from a hardcore hip-hop audience into mainstream pop success. According to Andrew Nosnitsky, Gucci Mane had "the type of feverish, mixtape-driven buzz that had predicted mainstream takeovers from 50 Cent and Lil Wayne."Gucci Mane achieved a modicum of success with The State vs. Radric Davis, his first record for major label Asylum Records after a series of releases on independent record labels, but the follow-up The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted underperformed sales expectations.

His next album, The Return of Mr. Zone 6, was delivered on a much lower recording budget and minimal promotion but sold about as well as The Appeal. Gucci Mane had numerous legal issues in these years, as well as problems with his drug use and mental health. In his memoir, he said his "usual routine" in this time period was a repeated pattern of rebounding "straight from jail to the studio." He was drinking lean and other recreational drugs in prolonged binges, during which he was prone to extreme seclusion and self-imposed social isolation. His drug use manifested, in his own words, "bizarre behavior" that included "violent outbursts" but "pells where would zone out and gaze into space." He was committed to Anchor Hospital, a psychiatric facility in Atlanta. Gucci Mane served his third major stint in jail in 2011. On April 8, 2011, Gucci Mane was arrested during a visit with his probation officer on charges of misdemeanor battery and violation of probation. According to a report from the DeKalb County Police Department, the charges stemmed from a January 2011 incident when a woman recognized Gucci Mane and got into his car.

Once she was in the car, the police report states, Gucci Mane offered her $150 to go to a hotel room with him. After she refused, he shoved her until he was able to push her out of his moving car; the woman had threatened to take legal action—and reached a settlement of $58,000—but did not file a complaint with police until April. Gucci Mane disputed aspects of the police report in his 2017 biography. Following the arrest, Gucci Mane spent three months in jail, he was held in Fulton County Jail for violating probation. He was sent to Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison where, during his processing as an incoming inmate, his head was shaved to conform to prison rules, he spent three weeks in solitary confinement, which he described as "three of the worst weeks I spent locked up." He was spent the remainder of his jail time there. Gucci Mane recorded and released several projects between his release from jail in July and his return to jail in September. Although the three months at GDCP had been one of his shortest stints behind bars, ther

Genair da Silva

Genair Martins da Silva Junior is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competed in Bellator Fighting Championships' featherweight division. Genair was born in Rio de Brazil, he is the son of a modest family and longtime resident of the Complexo do Alemão. At 2003 he started practicing Luta Livre, training alongside Pedro Rizzo, Ebenezer Fontes Braga and others. At 2007 he began in Freestyle wrestling and moved to MMA at 2008. In his first nine bouts, he fought for organizations in his home state. At 2010 he subsequently signed with Bellator Fighting Championships. Genair made his debut at Bellator 46 against Marlon Sandro in the quarterfinal match of the Bellator Fighting Championships: 2011 Summer Series Featherweight Tournament, he lost via split decision. At Bellator 52, Genair faced Bryan Goldsby. On the day of the weight-ins for the fight, Genair did not make the 145 lb weight limit; the fighters have agreed to fight at a catchweight of 150 lb and Genair lost 20% of his purse. He won the bout via submission in the first round.

At Bellator 60, Genair was expected to face Alexandre Bezerra in the opening round of the Bellator Fighting Championships: Season Six Featherweight Tournament. However, once again he failed to make weight and instead faced Bobby Reardanz in a catchweight bout of 148 lb, he defeated Reardanz via TKO in the third round. At Bellator 88, Genair faced Alexandre Bezerra in the opening round of the Bellator Fighting Championships: Season Eight Featherweight Tournament, he lost via submission in the first round. Professional MMA record for Genair da Silva from Sherdog

300 Entertainment

300 Entertainment is an American record label founded by Lyor Cohen, you Roger Gold, Kevin Liles, Todd Moscowitz. The label's roster includes acts across multiple genres such as hip-hop, pop, electronic and country. Current artists include NUE, Young Thug,Ynw Melly TLE Cinco, Lil Rich, Rejjie Snow, Megan Thee Stallion, AGNEZ MO, Fetty Wap, Lil Keed, Meg Myers, Cheat Codes, Highly Suspect, Tee Grizzley, Famous Dex, Shy Glizzy, Conrad Sewell, Meg Mac, Dae Dae and Cambria, Tate Kobang, The Hunna, Maggie Lindemann, Bailey Bryan, Demo Taped, Creek Boyz, OMB Peezy, Mike Stud, Mir Fontane, Savage Ga$p, Official Trippy O, Snot, it is based in New York City. The label acts as distributor for Young Thug's record label YSL Records, which includes rapper Gunna. Cohen resigned as chairman and chief executive officer of Warner Music Group's recorded music operation to start 300 with Todd Moscowitz, ex-Warner Bros president, Kevin Liles, ex-EVP Warner Music, Roger Gold, former SVP of the office of the chairman and CEO at Warner Music.

Cohen and Moscowitz had worked together at Def Jam, which Cohen had run in the 1980s and 1990s. It was announced. In April 2014, Atlantic Records A&R DJ Drama stated that Atlanta rapper Young Thug had been signed to 300 Entertainment, In June 2014, it was revealed that Atlanta hip hop group Migos were signed to the label. In early 2014, Lyor Cohen signed Conrad Sewell after Sewell had been passed on by most of the major labels; the day after signing with 300, the Australian singer received offers from every label that had passed on him, for, in some cases, "well over $1 million."As of 2017, Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" is the label's biggest single to date, going 9x platinum. Its first pop hit was Cheat Codes' "No Promises" featuring Demi Lovato, its first country pop artist to be signed is Bailey Bryan. In September 2016, Lyor Cohen announced his exit from 300. Following this announcement, Kevin Liles assumed the role of CEO. Liles would make appearances to follow in The Wall Street Journal and on MSNBC to discuss his role and the label.

The company is backed by a wide range of investors, including Google, investment firm Columbus Nova, Israeli-American hedge fund billionaire Noam Gottesman's TOMS Capital, former Warner Music digital chief Alex Zubillaga, Kemado Records' co-founder Andres Santo Domingo. The investment agreements were pulled together by media investment banker Aryeh Bourkoff and Ori Winitze of LionTree. Atlantic Records signed a distribution deal to distribute all of 300's content in November 2013. In 2014, 300 announced. In November 2016, Young Thug started YSL as an imprint under 300 Entertainment. In February 2017, the label's Senior Vice President of A&R, Selim Bouab, launched the label Unauthorized Entertainment under 300. In June 2017, it was announced. Records. In September 2017, Hopsin did an interview with HardKnocktv stating that he had signed with 300, his single "The Purge" was released through Undercover Prodigy. On November 24, 2017, Hopsin Released his album No Shame and debuted at 42 on the Billboard 200.

Both Kevin Liles and Hopsin has referred to the deal as a partnership for 300 and Undercover Prodigy. Official site

2014 Hong Kong Tennis Open

The 2014 Hong Kong Tennis Open was a women's professional tennis tournament played on hard courts. It was part of the 2014 WTA Tour and a return of the Hong Kong Open women's tennis tournament last held in 1993, it took place in Victoria Park, Hong Kong, from September 8 to 14. 1 Qualifiers prize money is the Round of 32 prize money* per team 1 Rankings are as of August 25, 2014 The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw: Duan Yingying Sabine Lisicki Zhang LingThe following players received entry from the qualifying draw: Jarmila Gajdošová Elizaveta Kulichkova Zhang Kailin Zhu LinThe following player received entry as a lucky loser: Misa Eguchi Before the tournament Zarina Diyas → replaced by Grace Min Vania King → replaced by Julia Glushko Kurumi Nara → replaced by Kimiko Date-Krumm Peng Shuai → replaced by Misa Eguchi Sílvia Soler Espinosa → replaced by Alison Van Uytvanck Elina Svitolina → replaced by Kristýna Plíšková Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová → replaced by Luksika Kumkhum Zhang Shuai → replaced by Zheng Saisai Kimiko Date-Krumm 1 Rankings are as of August 25, 2014 The following pairs received wildcards into the doubles main draw: Venise Chan / Wu Ho-ching Magda Linette / Zhang Ling Sabine Lisicki defeated Karolína Plíšková, 7–5, 6–3 Karolína Plíšková / Kristýna Plíšková defeated Patricia Mayr-Achleitner / Arina Rodionova, 6–2, 2–6, "Rising WTA Star Eugenie Bouchard Gets Top Billing at Hong Kong Tennis Open 2014 | Hong Kong Tennis Open". Retrieved 2014-06-07. Official site