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Holland–Dozier–Holland

Holland–Dozier–Holland was a songwriting and production team made up of Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian and Eddie Holland. The trio wrote and produced many songs that helped define the Motown sound in the 1960s. During their tenure at Motown Records from 1962 to 1967, Dozier and Brian Holland were the composers and producers for each song, Eddie Holland wrote the lyrics and arranged the vocals, their most celebrated productions were singles for the Four Tops and the Supremes, including 10 out of the Supremes' 12 US No. 1 singles, such as "Baby Love", "Stop! In the Name of Love", "You Keep Me Hangin' On". Due to a legal dispute with Motown, from 1969 through 1972 they did not write material under their own names, but instead used the collective pseudonym "Edythe Wayne"; when the trio left Motown, they continued to work as a production team, as a songwriting team until about 1974. The trio was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. By popular vote, the group was inducted into the SoulMusic Hall of Fame in December 2012.

The trio came together at Motown in the early 1960s. Eddie Holland had been working with Motown founder Berry Gordy prior to that label being formed. Eddie Holland had a career as a Motown recording artist, scoring a US Top 30 hit in 1961 with "Jamie". Eddie's brother Brian Holland was a Motown staff songwriter who tasted success in 1961, being a co-composer of the Marvelettes' US No. 1 "Please Mr. Postman". Dozier had been a recording artist for several labels in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including the Anna label and Motown subsidiary Mel-o-dy; the three teamed up to create material for both themselves and other artists, but soon found they preferred being writers and producers to being performers. They would write and produce scores of songs for Motown artists, including 25 Number 1 hit singles, such as "Heat Wave" for Martha and the Vandellas and "How Sweet It Is" for Marvin Gaye. In 1967, H-D-H, as they were familiarly called, entered into a dispute with Berry Gordy Jr. over profit-sharing and royalties.

Eddie Holland had the others stage a work slowdown, by early 1968 the trio had left the label. They started Invictus Records and Hot Wax Records, which were modestly successful; when Motown sued for breach of contract, H-D-H countersued. The subsequent litigation was one of the longest legal battles in music industry history; because they were contracted to Motown's publishing arm, they could not use their own names on songs they wrote, their material was credited to Wayne-Dunbar. The lawsuit was settled in 1977. Dozier left Holland–Dozier–Holland Productions, Inc. in 1973 and resumed his career as a solo performing artist. In 1975, HDHP and Invictus Records sued Dozier and 31 others, claiming conspiracy to restrain trade and other charges; the suit was dismissed by a federal judge in 1982. From the mid-1970s onwards, HDHP, with Harold Beatty replacing Dozier and produced songs for a number of artists. HDHP worked on material for Motown artists in the 1970s, including The Supremes and Michael Jackson, while its litigation against the company was still pending.

Dozier commented in 2008, "The lawsuit was just our way of taking care of business that needed to be taken care of—just like Berry Gordy had to take care of his business which resulted in the lawsuit. Business is business, love is love."Holland–Dozier–Holland threatened to sue the band Aerosmith in 1989 due to the resemblance of parts of the song "The Other Side" to the Holland–Dozier–Holland song "Standing in the Shadows of Love". To forestall litigation, Aerosmith agreed to add Holland–Dozier–Holland to the songwriting credits in the album's liner notes. Dozier has his own production company and continues to work as a solo artist and recording artist, while the Holland Brothers own HDH Records and Productions, which issues recordings from the Invictus and Hot Wax catalogs as well as new material. For a "one-time only reunion", the three composed the score for the musical production of The First Wives Club, based on the novel by Olivia Goldsmith and a hit film; the musical included 22 new songs from the songwriting trio.

The musical was produced by Paul Lambert and Jonas Neilson and premiered in July 2009 at The Old Globe Theater in San Diego. The San Diego production sold 29,000 tickets in its five-week run. Ticket demand was so strong early on. In June 2014, it was announced that The First Wives Club would be heading to Chicago for a premiere set at February 16, 2015. Following the Chicago run, the production was to head to Broadway for a fall 2015 arrival. Longtime BMI songwriters, Brian Holland affiliated with the performing rights organization in 1960, followed by Lamont Dozier in 1961 and Eddie Holland in 1963, they have won many BMI Awards, including Million-Air citations. On May 13, 2003, Holland–Dozier–Holland were honored as BMI Icons at the 51st BMI Pop Awards. Holland–Dozier–Holland are mentioned in the lyrics of the song "Levi Stubbs' Tears" from the 1986 Billy Bragg album Talking with the Taxman about Poetry.

2019 Panda Cup

The 2019 Panda Cup was the sixth edition of the international youth association football competition. The tournament was hosted in Chengdu between 25 and 29 May 2019, was include an international youth football development forum as part of the event. Held as an under-19 event, Chengdu Football Association announced that the 2019 edition would be an under-18 event. South Korea finished top of the standings for the tournament but were stripped of the title following prizegiving celebrations which were considered offensive and disrespectful to both the tournament hosts and the Chinese people. In May 2018, it was announced that hosts China had invited South Korea, New Zealand and Thailand to participate in the 2019 Panda Cup. Thailand opted to name an U-18 side in preparation for the 2019 AFF Under-18 Cup. as did China and South Korea, while New Zealand elected to send their U17 side in preparation for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in the year, All times are China Standard Time 3 goals 2 goals 1 goal Following the completion of the competition, the South Korea team was criticised for disrespecting the trophy.

A South Korean player was seen to place the trophy on the ground and place his foot on it, while others simulated urinating on the trophy, a move considered insulting. The Panda Cup organising committee issued a formal statement on the issue and demanded an apology from the players and the South Korean representatives. South Korea were subsequently stripped of the title despite the apology. Official website

A Many Splendored Thing (Homicide: Life on the Street)

"A Many Splendored Thing" is the second season finale of the American police drama television series Homicide: Life on the Street, the thirteenth overall episode of the series. It aired on NBC in the United States on January 27, 1994. In the episode and Bayliss investigate the S&M-related murder of a young woman, which forces an uncomfortable Bayliss to confront his darker side. Meanwhile, Lewis is disturbed when a man commits murder over a $1.49 pen, a despairing Munch crashes Bolander's date and ruins it by venting his own romantic woes. Written by Noel Behn and directed by John McNaughton, "A Many Splendored Thing" was not planned to close the second season, but the expected finale "Bop Gun" was changed to the season premiere to capitalize on a guest performance by Robin Williams; the homicide case in "A Many Splendored Thing" involving a man who committed murder over a pen was based on a similar real-life killing that took place in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The episode featured the second of two guest appearances by actress Julianna Margulies as Linda, Bolander's romantic interest, as well an appearance by Adrienne Shelly as the owner of an S&M fashion store.

"A Many Splendored Thing" marked the final appearance by Jon Polito, who had played Detective Steve Crosetti since the series debuted, but was dismissed because NBC officials were unhappy with his physical appearance. Polito was publicly critical of the show after his dismissal. According to Nielsen Media Research, the episode was seen by 11.2 million household viewers, slight increase from the previous week's episode, "Black and Blue". It received positive reviews, was identified by The Baltimore Sun as one of the ten best episodes of the series. "A Many Splendored Thing" was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Screenplay of an Episodic Drama. Pembleton and Bayliss investigate the murder of Angela Frandina, found strangled in her bed clutching a note reading, "Ed did it", although it proves to be a false lead, their investigation leads the detectives to discover Angela had several strange boyfriends and worked at an S&M fashion store and a phone sex hotline. The two detectives visit the Eastern Shores Marketing Phone Sex operation where they speak with the manager, Ed.

Ed tells them about a boyfriend of Angela's named Chris Novoselic who used to spend time with her at an S&M club called'The Eve of Destruction' on Fayette Street. Pembleton and Bayliss go to the Eve of Destruction to question Novoselic. During questioning, Bayliss gets angry and loses his cool with Novoselic slamming the leather-clad, multi-pierced freak against the wall telling him that if he doesn't start giving them some answers, he is gonna slap some cuffs on him, take him downtown and knock him around' whereby Novoselic responds by telling Bayliss,'If you do that, I might have to kiss you!'. Pembleton calms Bayliss and they leave. While driving, Bayliss claims to be disgusted by the sexual taboos, but Pembleton insists everybody has a darker side and that until Bayliss recognizes his own, his virtues can never be tested. Pembleton and Bayliss return to the S&M fashion store and ask about leather belts with bead patterns matching the marks on Angela's neck. Store owner Tanya tells them Angela's neighbor.

After an interrogation, Jeremy confesses to choking and accidentally killing Angela with the belt during quirky and violent sex. As a thank you for solving the case, Tanya brings Bayliss a leather jacket as gift, which he reluctantly accepts; that night, Bayliss visits Baltimore's red light district wearing the jacket, as a way to test himself as Pembleton suggested. He rejects her, thus passing the test. Lewis and Crosetti investigate the fatal shooting of a man, killed for a $1.49 pen. Lewis believes; when they search suspect Mitchell Forman's apartment, they find thousands of pens, many of which line the walls like bizarre decorations. Lewis finds Forman at the police station, where he planned to turn himself in, but instead went up to the roof to commit suicide. Lewis lures Forman away from the ledge by enticing him with a beautiful golden pen, which belonged to Lewis' deceased grandmother. Forman is taken into custody. Lewis still cannot believe someone would kill over a pen, but Gee suggests it is no worse than killing over a car or woman.

Lewis, determined not to develop such a strong attachment to a material item, gives his grandmother's pen to Felton. Meanwhile, although Munch is cynical and despairing over his recent break-up with ex-girlfriend Felicia, the normally-grumpy Bolander is unusually cheerful as a result of his budding romantic relationship with Linda, a much younger waitress. Nervous about his first real date with her, Bolander asks Howard to go on a double-date with him, along with Howard's boyfriend, prosecuting attorney Ed Danvers; the double date goes well until a lonely Munch crashes, joins the table and ruins the mood of the evening complaining about his romantic woes. Bolander and Linda leave together and walk to Fort McHenry, where Linda offers Munch words of encouragement. Impressed with her, Munch leaves Linda and Bolander alone, where they watch a fireworks show. "A Many Splendored Thing" was written by Noel Behn and directed by John McNaughton, who directed Homicide star Richard Belzer in the film Mad Dog and Glory.

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Can-Am Speedway

Can-Am Speedway is a 1/2 mile dirt oval raceway located in La Fargeville, Town of Orleans, New York. Located just a few miles from the Thousand Islands on New York State Route 411, it draws competitors and fans from both sides of the Canada–United States border; the Can-Am Speedway was built in 1974 by Leslie W. Brown; the track lasted one year under Brown filed for bankruptcy. Early in 1975, a group of Watertown, NY investors purchased the track, that consisted of Bob Thurston Sr. Douglas Atkinson, Thomas Coughlin; this partnership lasted for several seasons. In 1981, Bob Thurston Sr. bought out Mr. Atkinson and Mr. Coughlin, became the sole owner; the Thurston family continued to own the track during the glory years of the 90s. Thurston was responsible for bringing Can-Am under the DIRTcar racing banner during the winter of 1982-83; the Thurston family did a remarkable job with the speedway after the rebuilding of the VIP towers after a vicious storm hit the track in 1995. The Thurston's decided to repair the damage.

With the help of many people around the racing community, the track was back up and running in just three weeks. The Thurston family owned the speedway until the late in the 2000 season. John Wight, of Baldwinsville, NY purchased the track in the summer of 2000. Wight had big plans for the speedway, introduced the Big Block Modifieds as the top class at the speedway. Wight continued ownership of the speedway though attendance and car counts were down from previous seasons. Wight owned and sponsored cars driven by Billy Decker, Pat Ward and Pat Obrien. Wight would sell the track to Charlie and Billy Caprara from the F. X. Caprara car companies late in the 2003 season. Wight would continue to me a major player in racing with ownership of both the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways in upstate New York, as well as a Big Block Modified team still consisting of Ward, Larry Wight, his son. Caprara's ownership of the Can-Am Speedway saw several changes to the speedway; the track became known as Caprara Bros.

Can-Am Motorsports Park. The Caprara's operated the Thunder Alley Speed Park, just a few miles down the road from Can-Am; the Caprara's continued to own Can-Am through the end of the 2009 season. Just a couple of months into the off season, the track was sold to longtime racer, Rochester businessman, Tiger Chapman. Chapman was from nearby Cape Vincent, New York, still has a home in the town. In 2017, operations returned to the Caprara family, the 358 Modifieds headlined the Saturday night events. In December 2017 it was announced; the track will be sanctioned by DIRTcar. Bartlett will continue to compete in weekly races, while Bobby Thurston Jr. will return as General Manager. CanAm Motorsports DIRT Motorsports

Lançarote de Freitas

Lançarote de Freitas, better known as Lançarote de Lagos or Lançarote da Ilha, was a 15th-century Portuguese explorer and slave trader from Lagos, Portugal. He was the leader of two large Portuguese slaving raids on the West African coast in 1444-1446. Lançarote de Freitas was trained as a squire and chamberlain in the household of the Portuguese prince Henry the Navigator. Sometime in the 1430s or early 1440s, Lançarote was appointed by Henry as almoxarife of Lagos, Portugal; the naval expeditions that Henry the Navigator had been sending down the West African coast since at least the early 1430s had, during their first few years, yielded little profit. They had sailed along the Sahara desert coast, with no native settlements in sight or encounters worth reporting, but in 1443, one of Henry's captains, Nuno Tristão, returned from an expedition with some 14 captive African natives, Sanhaja Berbers seized from small native fishing settlements he found in the Bay of Arguin. The prospect of easy and profitable slave-raiding grounds around the Arguin banks aroused the interest of numerous Portuguese merchants and adventurers.

That same year, the regent prince Peter of Coimbra granted his brother Henry the Navigator an exclusive monopoly on all trade south of Cape Bojador. A consortium of merchants of Lagos, sometimes referred to as the Companhia de Lagos, applied to Henry for a license. On account of his intimate relationship with Henry, the Lagos merchants elected Lançarote as their head. Having acquired their license, the Lagos company equipped a fleet of six ships and about thirty men that set out for the Arguin banks in the Spring of 1444; the six captains are recorded as: 1. Lançarote de Freitas 2. Gil Eanes 3. Estêvão Afonso 4. Rodrigo Álvares 5. João Dias 6. Uncertain. Lançarote's fleet headed straight to the southern end of the Arguin Bay, where they had been told by Nuno Tristão's captives that populous fishing settlements could be found. A pre-dawn raid on Nar yielded the first set of captives; this was followed up by raids on the larger neighboring island of Cerina. In just a few days, the Lagos fleet had taken some 235 hapless Berber natives captive.

The remaining population having fled the coastal settlements and hidden in the hinterlands, there was little point remaining in the area. By August, the fleet had arrived back in Lagos with their human cargo; the spectacle of the disembarkation and sale of the Arguin slaves in Lagos, in the presence of Prince Henry, mounted on his horse, is described in heart-breaking detail in Zurara's Crónica. For this lucrative enterprise, Lançarote was knighted by Henry on the spot. Lançarote organized a second Lagos fleet for another large slave raid in 1445; the Lagos fleet was composed of 14 ships, the captains given as: 1. Lançarote de Freitas 2. Soeiro da Costa 3. Álvaro de Freitas 4. Gomes Pires 5. Rodrigo Eanes Travassos, 6. A knight known as Palançano 7. Vicente Dias of Lagos 8. Martim Vicente 9. A captain nicknamed Picanço 10. Lourenço Diasand, more speculatively: 11. Diogo Gonçalves, 12. Pedro Alemão, 13. Gil Gonçalves, 14. Leonel Gil; this fleet is said to have carried Gil Eanes and Estêvão Afonso as passengers.

Setting out in August, 1445, Lançarote's Lagos fleet was just one of several fleets that set out from Portugal for the Arguin banks that year. Caught by bad weather, Lançarote arrived at Cape Blanc with only nine ships still together, the remaining having strayed off, he proceeded to the northern end of the Arguin banks. There, Lançarote was met by one of his missing ships, Vicente Dias, who had gone on ahead to Arguin island and stumbled across a small fleet of three Lisbon ships, headed by Dinis Eanes de Grã, who had preceded them and devastated the remaining settlements on the northern end of the bay, taking some 100 captives. At Grã's suggestion, Lançarote's fleet, now thirteen strong attacked Arguin island again headed to the southern end of Arguin Bay, taking 57 captives at Tider and an additional 5 somewhere further down; the element of surprise being gone and the bulk of the population having evacuated the coast, Lançarote's captives were principally Sanhaja Berber tribesmen who had decided to stay and put up a fight.

Dissatisfied with the meager number of captives and realizing that Arguin Bay was too deserted to yield up any more, Lançarote decided to take his fleet south to raid the Wolof lands of Senegal, discovered by Nuno Tristão and Dinis Dias the previous year. However, not all his ships were up for several of them running short on supplies; as a result, Lançarote partitioned his fleet, taking only six or seven caravels with him, sending the remaining ships back to Lagos under the command of Soeiro da Costa (a few of which would conduct an unauthorized slave raid on the Canary islands of La Pal

East Pyongyang Grand Theatre

The East Pyongyang Grand Theatre is a 2,500-seat theatre located in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. It was the site of the 2008 concert by the New York Philharmonic, the first significant cultural visit to North Korea by the United States since the Korean War; the hall was built in 1989 and is a venue for performances that celebrate North Korea's dynastic leaders and national achievements, "revolutionary operas that depict North Korea's struggles in song and dance." The December before the concert, it had hosted an opera honoring Kim Jong-suk, the mother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. On New Year's Day 2007, following reconstruction, the theatre hosted the Mansudae Art Troupe, its "massive" stage needed an acoustic shell built to properly project the orchestra's sound. The theatre was chosen by Zarin Mehta, who rejected the home of the North Korea State Symphony as too small; the overall size is more than 62,000 square meters. A colonnaded great hall includes a mural of Ulrim Falls. According to a Reuters journalist, its architecture is "bland communist", a "hulking, ramshackle structure the locals struggle to keep heated and lit at night."

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