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Human Rights Now!

Human Rights Now! was a worldwide tour of twenty benefit concerts on behalf of Amnesty International that took place over six weeks in 1988. Held not to raise funds but to increase awareness of both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on its 40th anniversary and the work of Amnesty International, the shows featured Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Youssou N'Dour, plus guest artists from each of the countries where concerts were held. Human rights activists and former prisoners from around the world, led by Sonny Venkatrathnam from South Africa, participated in the tour. At each location, the artists and Amnesty leaders held a press conference to discuss human rights, concert-goers were provided with copies of the Universal Declaration in their language and opportunities to sign the Declaration themselves and join the worldwide human rights movement; the tour featured big concerts at big stadiums such as Camp Nou, Népstadion, JFK Stadium, River Plate Stadium, Harare.

Only Paris and Toronto got arena shows. The Paris concert was going to be Held at a big racing Track that could accommodate 72,000 people, but the promoters changed their minds and it was moved indoors; the tour was made possible in part by a grant from the Reebok Foundation. The twenty concerts were the second stage of what subsequently became known collectively as the Human Rights Concerts - a series of music events and tours staged by the US Section of Amnesty International between 1986-1998; the tour was conceived by the Executive Director of Amnesty International's U. S. section, Jack Healey after a suggestion from former Executive Director David Hawk, with some limited input from producer Martin Lewis, who had first recruited rock musicians to perform for Amnesty years before for the Secret Policeman's Ball series of benefits. Healey developed the concept with famed rock promoter Bill Graham, who had worked with Healey on Amnesty's shorter, United States-only tour in 1986, titled A Conspiracy of Hope, who acted as tour director.

Healey served as executive producer, leading the team of three producers: Mary Daly, Jessica Neuwirth, James Radner, father of George Radner. The media strategies for the tour, based on concepts originated by Healey and Lewis, were developed by Healey and Daly and executed by tour media director Magdeleno Rose-Avela and Charles Fulwood, Communications Director for Amnesty International USA

Lena Göldi

Lena Göldi is a retired Swiss judoka who competed in the women's lightweight category. She held six Swiss senior titles in her own division, picked up a total of thirty medals in her career, including a silver from the 2003 European Judo Championships in Düsseldorf, represented Switzerland as a lone female judoka at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Throughout most of her sporting career, Goeldi trained for the Biel Judo Club in Biel, became a full-fledged member of the Swiss national judo squad, under head coach and sensei Leo Held. Goeldi qualified for the two-member Swiss judo squad in the women's lightweight class at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, based on the nation's entry to the top 22 for her own division in the world rankings by the International Judo Federation. Despite having a torn anterior cruciate ligament on her right knee, Goeldi managed to secure two straight victories over 2000 Olympic bronze medalist Maria Pekli of Australia and Catherine Ekuta of Nigeria in the prelims. Facing off against Cuba's Yurisleydis Lupetey in the quarterfinals, Goeldi could not throw her opponent into the tatami because of a knee injury, had to pull herself out of the tournament through a kiken gachi decision.

After the match, she was carried by head coach Leo Held and physiotherapist Pascal Bourban to the wheelchair from the tatami, was sent directly to the medical clinic within the Olympic Village. Because the ligament had been torn in her right knee, medics required her to undergo a six-month rehabilitation and a surgery; because Lupetey advanced further into the semifinals, Goeldi was unable to fight against France's Barbara Harel in their scheduled repechage match, granting her opponent a quick victory by a default. Goldi sought her second Olympic bid in Beijing, but she had been lingered by foot and shoulder injuries during her pre-Olympic campaign, thereby decided to retire from judo. Official website Lena Göldi at

I Love Me Some Him

"I Love Me Some Him" is a song by American R&B singer Toni Braxton from her second studio album, Secrets. Written by Andrea Martin and Gloria Stewart and produced by the Danish duo Soulshock & Karlin, the song was released as the flipside to the album's third single, "I Don't Want To" in the United States, while international versions of "I Don't Want To" did not include "I Love Me Some Him". "I Love Me Some Him" was a major R&B airplay hit during the course of 1997, while there was no music video filmed, it has become one of Braxton's most requested singles. As such, it was included on her 2003 singles collection Ultimate Toni Braxton. U. S. double A-side CD single with "I Don't Want To""I Don't Want To" – 4:17 "I Love Me Some Him" – 5:09U. S. Double A-side CD maxi single with "I Don't Want To""I Don't Want To" – 4:17 "I Don't Want To" – 10:57 "I Don't Want To" – 4:19 "I Love Me Some Him" – 5:09 "Un-Break My Heart" – 4:12 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Bob Jones (rugby union)

Robert Jones was a Welsh rugby union forward who played club rugby for Llwynypia and Cardiff and international rugby for Wales. Jones made his first appearance for Wales while representing Llwynypia. Llwynypia, although unfashionable had provided several players to the Wales international team over the previous five years. Jones gained his one and only international cap when he was selected for the final game of the 1901 Home Nations Championship, where he was brought into the pack as a temporary replacement for Jehoida Hodges; the match was played at Swansea's St. Helen's Ground against Ireland, Jones took his place in the squad with fellow Llwynypia team-mates William Alexander and Willie Llewellyn. Despite the Welsh scoring less tries than Ireland, Wales captain Billy Bancroft ensured victory by converting both tries, whereas Ireland missed all three of theirs; the next season saw the return off Hodges, Jones did not represent Wales again. In his career, Jones played for top flight Welsh club, Cardiff.

As an officer in the Glamorgan Constabulary he represented Glamorgan Police on the rugby field. Wales Ireland 1901 Godwin, Terry; the International Rugby Championship 1883-1983. London: Willows Books. ISBN 0-00-218060-X. Griffiths, John; the Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: Phoenix House. ISBN 0-460-07003-7. Smith, David. Fields of Praise: The Official History of The Welsh Rugby Union. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-0766-3

Ostrogothic Kingdom

The Ostrogothic Kingdom the Kingdom of Italy, was established by the Ostrogoths in Italy and neighbouring areas from 493 to 553. In Italy the Ostrogoths, led by Theodoric the Great and replaced Odoacer, a Germanic soldier, erstwhile-leader of the foederati in Northern Italy, the de facto ruler of Italy, who had deposed the last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, Romulus Augustulus, in 476. Under Theodoric, its first king, the Ostrogothic kingdom reached its zenith, stretching from modern France in the west into modern Serbia in the southeast. Most of the social institutions of the late Western Roman Empire were preserved during his rule. Theodoric called himself Gothorum Romanorumque rex, demonstrating his desire to be a leader for both peoples. Starting in 535, the Eastern Roman Empire invaded Italy under Justinian I; the Ostrogothic ruler at that time, could not defend the kingdom and was captured when the capital Ravenna fell. The Ostrogoths rallied around a new leader and managed to reverse the conquest, but were defeated.

The last king of the Ostrogothic Kingdom was Teia. The Ostrogoths were the eastern branch of the Goths, they settled and established a powerful state in Dacia, but during the late 4th century, they came under the dominion of the Huns. After the collapse of the Hunnic empire in 454, large numbers of Ostrogoths were settled by Emperor Marcian in the Roman province of Pannonia as foederati. Unlike most other foederati formations, the Goths were not absorbed into the structure and traditions of the Roman military but retained a strong identity and cohesion of their own. In 460, during the reign of Leo I, because the payment of annual sums had ceased, they ravaged Illyricum. Peace was concluded in 461, whereby the young Theodoric Amal, son of Theodemir of the Amals, was sent as a hostage to Constantinople, where he received a Roman education. In previous years, a large number of Goths, first under Aspar and under Theodoric Strabo, had entered service in the Roman army and were a significant political and military power in the court of Constantinople.

The period 477-483 saw a complex three-way struggle among Theodoric the Amal, who had succeeded his father in 474, Theodoric Strabo, the new Eastern Emperor Zeno. In this conflict, alliances shifted and large parts of the Balkans were devastated by it. In the end, after Strabo's death in 481, Zeno came to terms with Theodoric. Parts of Moesia and Dacia ripensis were ceded to the Goths, Theodoric was named magister militum praesentalis and consul for 484. A year Theodoric and Zeno fell out, again Theodoric's Goths ravaged Thrace, it was that the thought occurred to Zeno and his advisors to kill two birds with one stone, direct Theodoric against another troublesome neighbor of the Empire - the Italian kingdom of Odoacer. In 476, leader of the foederati in the West, had staged a coup against the rebellious magister militum Orestes, seeking to have his son Romulus Augustulus recognized as Western Emperor in place of Emperor Julius Nepos. Orestes had reneged on the promise of land in Italy for Odoacer's troops, a pledge made to ensure their neutrality in his attack on Nepos.

After executing Orestes and putting the teenage usurper in internal exile, Odoacer paid nominal allegiance to Nepos while operating autonomously, having been raised to the rank of patrician by Zeno. Odoacer retained the Roman administrative system, cooperated with the Roman Senate, his rule was efficient and successful, he evicted the Vandals from Sicily in 477, in 480 he occupied Dalmatia after the murder of Julius Nepos. An agreement was reached between Zeno and Theodoric, stipulating that Theodoric, if victorious, was to rule in Italy as the emperor's representative. Theodoric with his people set out from Moesia in the autumn of 488, passed through Dalmatia and crossed the Julian Alps into Italy in late August 489; the first confrontation with the army of Odoacer was at the river Isonzo on August 28. Odoacer was defeated and withdrew towards Verona, where a month another battle was fought, resulting in a bloody, but crushing, Gothic victory. Odoacer fled to his capital at Ravenna, while the larger part of his army under Tufa surrendered to the Goths.

Theodoric sent Tufa and his men against Odoacer, but he changed his allegiance again and returned to Odoacer. In 490, Odoacer was thus able to campaign against Theodoric, take Milan and Cremona and besiege the main Gothic base at Ticinum. At that point, the Visigoths intervened, the siege of Ticinum was lifted, Odoacer was decisively defeated at the river Adda on 11 August 490. Odoacer fled again to Ravenna, while the Senate and many Italian cities declared themselves for Theodoric; the Goths now turned to besiege Ravenna, but since they lacked a fleet and the city could be resupplied by sea, the siege could be endured indefinitely, despite privations. It was not until 492 that Theodoric was able to procure a fleet and capture Ravenna's harbours, thus cutting off communication with the outside world; the effects of this appeared six months when, with the mediation of the city's bishop, negotiations started between the two parties. An agreement was reached on 25 February 493. A banquet was organised in order to celebrate this treaty.

It was at this banquet, on March 15, that Theodoric, after making a toast, killed Odoacer with his own hands. A general massacre of Odoacer's soldiers and supporters followed. Theodoric and his Goths were now masters of Italy. Like Odoacer, Theodoric was ostensibly a patricius and subject of


Eschersheim is a city district of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is part of the Ortsbezirk Mitte-Nord and is subdivided into the Stadtbezirke Eschersheim-Nord and Eschersheim-Süd. Eschersheim, with a historical record beginning around 1000, is a district in the north of Frankfurt, it sits on the opposite bank from Heddernheim. The old part of Eschersheim, "Alt-Eschersheim", is situated between the railroad and the public swimming pool; the patronage was held since 1467 by the Benedictine monastery Seligenstadt. Ecclesiastical Middle Authority was the Archdeacon of the provost of St. Peter in Mainz. Around 1900 Eschersheim a rural village without industry, became a wealthy residential area. In the twenties and thirties Walter Gropius built the new settlement "Am Lindenbaum," around the water tower in the southern part of the district. In the fifties, more living complexes were built. One of Eschersheim's oldest landmarks is an ancient lime tree planted sometime shortly after 1648 to mark the end of the Thirty Years' War