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Hitlisten

Hitlisten known as Tracklisten, is a Danish top 40 record chart, updated every Thursday midnight on the website hitlisten.nu. The weekly Danish singles chart Track Top-40 combines the 40 best-selling tracks from legal music downloads and the sales of music singles on either CD or vinyl; the data are collected by Nielsen Music Control, who compile the chart on behalf of IFPI. This chart began in April 1965 as a monthly top 20 chart compiled by the Danish branch of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, it was published in several major Danish newspapers. Prior to that several Danish charts were compiled by competing newspapers. From April 1969 it went weekly. From May 1973 to December 1978 singles and albums were presented on the same chart due to a request from Denmark's Radio for variety in their chart show. During this period only few singles reached the top; the formats were split again in January 1979. Danish IFPI continued producing single charts in the 1980s and 1990s though not many singles were sold.

Prior to 1993, Denmark was the only market in Scandinavia without a recognized and reliable airplay chart. In January 1993, Music & Media announced that IFPI Denmark was moving towards launching a national airplay chart through collaboration with AC Nielsen. Beginning in 1993, Danish charts were compiled by Nielsen Music Control; the Danish Singles Chart Hitlisten consisting of Single Top-20 and Download Top 20 was relaunched 1 January 2001 and served as official chart for Danish record sales until end of October 2007. The track list was established on 2 November 2007 replacing the Hitlisten charts that were discontinued end of October 2007; the chart is supervised by IFPI Denmark and contains three charts: Track Top-40 Album Top-40 Streaming Top-20. Hitlisten continues to publish specialised charts: Compilation Top-10 Bit Album Top-20 Bit Track Top-20 Ringtoner Top-10 Airplay Top-20 Musik DVD Top-10 Entertainment DVD Top-10 TV-serie DVD Top-20Track list was updated back to week 1, 2007, thus creating an overlap of sometimes differing chart #1s between Hitlisten and Tracklisten for the period 1 January 2007 and 2 November 2007.

For this period, the Hitlisten charts continue to be considered as the official charts for singles record sales. List of number-one hits Hitlisten website The official Danish music charts – archive of Tracklisten goes back to week 1, 2007 Danish Charts website – The official Danish music charts – Archive goes back to week 5, 2001 Danskehitlister Official Danish Charts (from to May 1973 to March 1977 Danskehitlister Official Danish Year End Charts

Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme

Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme GCON was the first elected Vice-President of Nigeria, from 1979 to 1983, on the platform of the National People’s Party, with President Shehu Shagari. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme is the first Architect in Nigeria, he graduated from University of Washington in 1956 with BArch. Ekwueme was the Ide of the Oko kingdom in Anambra State, where his younger brother Prof Lazarus Ekwueme, reigns as the traditional ruler, he was honoured by the council of Traditional Rulers in the old Aguata as the Ide of Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State comprising forty-four towns. He died at 10.00pm on Sunday 19 November 2017 at a London clinic. He had to be flown there after his relapse to a coma which he fell into as a result of his fall in his Enugu residence. Ekwueme started primary school at the St John's Anglican Central School, at Ekwulobia he proceeded to King's College, Lagos; as an awardee of the Fulbright Scholarship in the United States of America, He attended the University of Washington where he earned bachelor's degree in Architecture and city planning.

He obtained his master's degree in urban planning. Dr. Ekwueme earned degrees in sociology, history and law from the University of London, he proceeded to obtain a Ph. D. in Architecture from the University of Strathclyde, before gaining the BL degree from the Nigerian Law School. Ekwueme was a distinguished architect, he started his professional career as an Assistant Architect with a Seattle-based firm, Leo A. Daly and Associates, with the London based firm Nickson and Partners. On his return to Nigeria, he joined ESSO West Africa, overseeing the Construction and Maintenance department, he went on to create a successful private business with his firm - Ekwueme Associates and Town Planners, the first indigenous architectural firm in Nigeria. His practice flourished with 16 offices spread all over Nigeria and was wound up in preparation for Dr. Ekwueme assuming office as the first executive Vice President of Nigeria. Dr. Ekwueme had presided over the Nigerian Institute of Architects and the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria.

He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Nigerian Institute of Architects. Before Dr. Ekwueme gained national and international limelight as the Vice President of Nigeria in 1979, he was involved in the socio-economic development of his community. In addition to his many public service roles within his community, Dr. Ekwueme started an active Educational Trust Fund, responsible for sponsoring the education of several hundred youths to universities in Nigeria and abroad. Dr. Ekwueme was a member of the housing sub-committee of the Adebo Salaries and Wages Review Commission, he served for many years on the board of the Anambra State Housing Development Authority On the national front. Dr. Ekwueme participated in the Nigeria National Constitutional Conference in Abuja, where he served on the Committee on the Structure and Framework of the Constitution, his famous proposals at the NCC for a just and equitable power sharing in Nigeria based on the six geopolitical zones have now come to be accepted as necessary for maintaining a stable Nigerian polity.

Dr Ekwueme mobilized the group of 34 eminent Nigerians who risked their lives to stand up against the dictatorship of General Sani Abacha during the era of military rule in Nigeria. He was the founding Chairman of the ruling party in Nigeria and was the first Chairman of the party's Board of Trustees. Dr. Ekwueme was a prolific philanthropist, public servant, a man of peace, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Canada-based Forum of Federations. He was a member of the Economic Community of West African States Council of Elders. Dr. Ekwueme was leader of the team assembled by the National Democratic Institute for pre-election monitoring for the parliamentary election in Zimbabwe in 2000, he was the leader of the Organisation of Africa Unity observer team to the Tanzanian Presidential and Parliamentary election in 2000. Dr. Ekwueme co-led the 28 member NDI/Carter Centre sponsored Observer Team to the Liberian Presidential run-off election in 2005. Most Dr Ekwueme was called upon by the ruling party in Nigeria to head the Reconciliation Committee in the wake of intra-party discord and after the recent presidential election.

He was honoured with the Order of the Republic of Guinea and Nigeria, second highest national honours of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger. Dr. Ekwueme was the benefactor and Patron of the "Alex Ekwueme Foundation"; the Alex Ekwueme University, Ebonyi state was named after him on his death https://web.archive.org/web/20040924212931/http://www.nationalhonours-ng.org/ http://www.premiumtimesng.com/features-and-interviews/149627-interview-scuttled-obasanjos-election-1999-alex-ekwueme.html http://www.washington.edu/alumni/columns/june99/ekwueme.html http://www.alexekwueme.org https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/250014-former-vice-president-alex-ekwueme-dead.html

Billy Thompson (soccer, born 1968)

William Thompson is a retired U. S. soccer player. He earned one caps with the U. S. national team and played three seasons in Major League Soccer with the Columbus Crew. Thompson, born in Cupertino, attended UCLA where he played as a forward on the men's soccer team from 1986 to 1990. Thompson earned first team All American honors as a senior; that year he was the captain of the Bruins team. Thompson was the 1990 ISAA Player of the Year and finished his time at UCLA with 42 goals and 27 assists. While playing with UCLA, Thompson spent the 1988 and 1989 collegiate off season with the Los Angeles Heat of the Western Soccer Alliance. In 1988, he was named to the WSA All Star team. Following his last season at UCLA, Thompson was a member of the U. S. soccer team at the 1991 World University Games. He moved to France to play for Pau, of the French Second and Third divisions, he was with the team from 1991 to 1994 before returning to the United States for a short spell with professional beach soccer which led him to compete in the Beach Soccer World Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil a year later.

In 1995, he spent a single season with the Hawaii Tsunami of the USISL. He was the league's Offensive MVP; that same year he guest played with Raj Pracha FC of Thailand. On February 6–7, 1996, Major League Soccer held its first draft; the Columbus Crew selected Thompson in the third round ahead of fellow Bruins Eddie Lewis, Frankie Hejduk, Ante Razov. At the time he was playing indoor soccer with the Tampa Bay Terror of the National Professional Soccer League. Thompson went on to play four seasons with the Crew. However, at the end of his second season, in which he saw time in only six games, the Crew did not protect Thompson during the expansion draft; the next season, he came back strong. However, he retired at the end of the 1999 season finishing with 4 goals and 18 assists for his MLS career. After retiring from professional soccer, Thompson remained in Columbus. In 1999, he served as the assistant coach to the Ohio Wesleyan women's soccer team; the next season, he was an assistant to the men's soccer team.

He is the head coach for the Wellington High School girls' team. In 2000, Thompson joined Worthington United, a local youth soccer club, leading the 1990 boys team to the Ohio State Cup semifinals in 2006 and 2007, to their first state title in 2008. In 2008 Worthington United merged with the Columbus Crew to become Worthington Crew Juniors, a developmental academy for the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer. Thompson was the Director of Coaching for the Worthington Crew Juniors and Crew Juniors Soccer programs. Background includes former coaching for the Olympic Development Program. Thompson used to coach Worthington Crew Juniors, is devoted to the Developmental Academy Team, he was awarded Ohio South's coach of the year honors in 2005 and holds a NSCAA national coaching diploma. Thompson coaches for Ohio Premier. Thompson earned one cap with the U. S. national team. His one cap came in a 1–0 victory over Costa Rica on June 14, 1988. While he has only one cap, he played seventeen total games with the national team, but sixteen of those were not full internationals.

Billy and his wife, reside in the Columbus area with their two children. MLS Stats Worthington United Career summary