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Joe Jackson (musician)

David Ian "Joe" Jackson is an English musician and singer-songwriter. Having spent years studying music and playing clubs, Jackson scored a hit with his first release, "Is She Really Going Out with Him?", in 1979. This was followed by a number of new wave singles before he moved to more jazz-inflected pop music and had a Top 10 hit in 1982 with "Steppin' Out", he is associated with the 1980s Second British Invasion of the US. He has composed classical music, he received 5 Grammy Award nominations. Born in Burton upon Trent, David Jackson spent his first year in nearby Swadlincote, Derbyshire, he grew up in the Paulsgrove area of Portsmouth, where he attended the Portsmouth Technical High School. Jackson's parents moved to nearby Gosport. Jackson learned to play the violin but soon switched to piano and prevailed on his father to install one in the hall of their Paulsgrove council house. Jackson began playing piano in bars at the age of 16, he won a scholarship to study musical composition at London's Royal Academy of Music.

Jackson's first band, formed in Gosport, was called Edward Bear renamed Arms and Legs. The band broke up in 1976 after two unsuccessful singles, he was still known as David Jackson when he joined Arms and Legs, but around this time he picked up the nickname "Joe," based on his perceived resemblance to the puppet character Joe Piano, Snoopy in Joe Cool guise playing piano. Jackson spent some time performing on the cabaret circuit to make money to record a demo. In 1978, a record producer signed him to A&M Records; the next year the newly formed Joe Jackson Band released their debut album Look Sharp! A mix of rock, melodic jazz, new wave, it mined a vein similar to that of contemporaries Elvis Costello and Graham Parker; the album enjoyed wide critical success: in 2013 Rolling Stone magazine named Look Sharp! Number 98 in a list of the 100 best debut albums of all time; some commercial success followed, as the debut single "Is She Really Going Out with Him?" reached the top 40 in 5 countries, no. 9 in Canada.

The Joe Jackson Band released I'm the Man in 1979. The album followed a similar musical pattern, received good, though not as strong, reviews, it did produce the single "It's Different for Girls", which became Jackson's highest charting UK single, peaking at no. 5. Beat Crazy followed in 1980. Jackson collaborated with Lincoln Thompson in reggae crossover. In 1981, Jackson produced an album for the British power pop group the Keys; the Keys Album was the group's only LP. The Joe Jackson Band toured extensively. Jackson subsequently recorded an album of old-style swing and blues tunes, Jumpin' Jive, with songs by Cab Calloway, Lester Young, Glenn Miller, Louis Jordan; the album, associated single release, was credited to the band "Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive". Jackson's 1982 album Night and Day was his only studio album to reach either the UK or US Top 10, peaking at No. 3 and at No. 4. Two singles released from the album, "Steppin' Out" and "Breaking Us in Two", were US top 20 hits; the tracks "Real Men" and "A Slow Song" referred obliquely to New York City's early 1980s gay culture.

"Real Men" became a top 10 hit in Australia. By 1984, New York had become Jackson's home base, he recorded Body and Soul there, an album he said was "from the point of view of a relative newcomer". Influenced by pop and jazz standards and salsa, it had the US No. 15 hit single "You Can't Get What You Want". In 1985 Jackson played piano on Joan Armatrading's album Secret Secrets, in 1986 he collaborated with Suzanne Vega on the single "Left of Center" from Pretty in Pink's soundtrack. Jackson's next album was Big World, with all-new songs recorded live in front of an audience instructed to remain silent while music was playing. Released in 1986, it was a three-sided double record; the instrumental album Will Power, with heavy classical and jazz influences, set the stage for things to come but before he left pop behind, he put out two more albums, Blaze of Glory and Laughter & Lust. In 1995, Jackson contributed his version of "Statue of Liberty" on a tribute album for the English band XTC called A Testimonial Dinner: The Songs of XTC.

In the late 1990s Jackson expanded into classical music. In 2000 he released a follow-up album and Day II. In 2003, he reunited his original quartet for the album Volume 4, a lengthy tour. In 2004, he contributed a cover of Pulp's "Common People" with William Shatner for Shatner's album Has Been. In 2005 he teamed up with Todd Rundgren and the string quartet ETHEL for a tour of the US and Europe. A dedicated smoker, he gave up his New York apartment in 2006 in protest over the ascendancy of smoking bans, made the Berlin neighbourhood Kreuzberg his new home, it was there that he recorded, with longtime collaborators Graham Maby and Dave Houghton, his eighteenth studio album, Rain. In 2015, Jackson announced the completion of his follow-up to 2012's The Duke via his official website; the album's title, Fast Forward, track list were confirmed in addition to North American tour dates. The titular first single was released for streaming via his official Soundcloud page; the entire record was posted before being taken down a day later.

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Asian Touring Car Series

The Asian Touring Car Series is a touring car racing series that takes place each year across several Asian nations. It includes events at circuits in Malaysia and Indonesia, it ran as the Asian Touring Car Championship between 2000-2001, 2005-2006. The championship consists of three classes. Division 1 uses cars built to BTC Touring regulations. Proton provides the only factory team, whose main opposition is the independent German BMW team of Engstler Motorsport. Division 2 uses Super Production regulations for cars with engine capacities of not more than 2000cc. Engstler Motorsport has a single entry in this class and is the main competition to the four-car line-up of DTM Bel’Air Racing from Hong Kong. Division 3 is the most production-based of the three. Only DTM Bel’Air Racing fielded entries in this class during 2006. In 2000, the ATCC moved from Super Touring to Super Production regulations. Reigning champion Charles Kwan, with his teammate Paul Chan and EKS Motorsports entered two BMW 320i to defend his title.

Rival Henry Lee Junior joined WK Longman Racing to fight for the championship. Charles famously won the race at Shah Alam from the back of the grid that year, but his car broke down in Zhuhai and Macau, allowing Henry Lee Junior to win. In 2001, Charles Kwan moved with EKS Motorsport to race in the JGTC. WKS Longman Racing entered Thai driver Nattavude Charoensukhawatana in the championship and he won the title unopposed; the only serious rival he had was Chen Jun-San's Toyota Altezza of AAI Motorsports from Taiwan. TCR Asia Series

June Oscar

June Oscar AO is an Australian Aboriginal woman of Bunuba descent, indigenous rights activist, community health and welfare worker and theatre producer, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. Oscar is best known for her fight against Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and work in improving the lives of Aboriginal people in remote communities. In 2007, she led the successful campaign for alcohol restrictions in the Kimberley town of Fitzroy Valley. On 10 June 2013, Governor-General of Australia Quentin Bryce awarded Oscar an Officer of the Order of Australia, for "distinguished service to the Indigenous community of Western Australia through health and social welfare programs". Born in Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia, Oscar was the second of her mother Mona's three girls and three boys, her biological father was a local white Australian cattle farmer. In 2015, Oscar reached out to her brother on her father's side, she has now connected with her niece and nephews. At the age of seven, authorities removed Oscar from the care of her mother and placed her into the United Aborigines Mission in Fitzroy Crossing.

Recognised by the missionaries as being a clever child, she was sent for secondary education at John Forrest Senior High School in Perth, before leaving at the age of 16 to return to Fitzroy Crossing. Oscar didn't think she was capable of studying at tertiary level, but completed a Bachelor of Business degree in 2004 and commenced a PhD research degree in 2011 at University of Notre Dame, Australia. After returning to Fitzroy Crossing, Oscar worked in state government community welfare and health departments, before becoming the Junjuwa Community Women's Resource Officer in 1989, she became the Chairperson of the Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corporation, one of Australia's oldest and most respected Aboriginal community centres, until 1991, when she was appointed Commissioner of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commission for a two-year term. When she was 29 years old, Oscar received a phone call from Aboriginal Affairs Minister Robert Tickner asking her to join the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission.

She hung up the phone because she thought the call was a hoax but decided to call him back. In 1992, Oscar became Chairperson of the Western Australia Aboriginal Women's Advisory Committee, in 1997, Deputy Director and Executive Member of the Kimberley Land Council, in 2000, Director of Bunuba Films Pty Ltd, in 2001, Director of the Bunuba Cattle Company. In 2007, she was chosen to be Chief Executive Officer of the Marninwarntikura Women's Resource Centre. In 2009, Oscar was appointed Chief Investigator of the Lililwan Prevalence Study on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Early Life Trauma. In 2010, she became Chairperson of the Kimberley Language Resource Centre, was considered a strong advocate for the recognition, rights and promotion of Australian Aboriginal languages. In the same year, Oscar became a member of the Western Australian Pastoral Lands Board. In 2013, Oscar was elected Councillor to the Derby / West Kimberley Shire, in 2015, appointed Board Member of the Kimberley Development Commission.

In February 2017, Attorney-General for Australia George Brandis announced that Oscar was the new Australian Human Rights Commission's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion said, "Ms Oscar's appointment demonstrates the central role Indigenous women play in bringing about social change and I look forward to working with her in the future". In November 2019, it was announced that Oscar would be one of 20 members of the Senior Advisory Group to help co-design the Indigenous voice to government set up by Ken Wyatt, the Minister for Indigenous Australians; the Group is co-chaired by Marcia Langton and Tom Calma. Since March 2007, Oscar was CEO of the MWRC in Fitzroy Crossing, that incorporated initiatives such as the Baya Gawiy Children and Family Centre, The Shelter women's refuge, a legal aid unit, a community garden, a social enterprise; the MWRC were committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of children, wanted to stop the violence, occurring in their communities as a result of alcohol abuse.

In 2007, the Fitzroy Crossing Hospital was treating around 30 to 40 people per night for alcohol related injuries and the community was in a state of crisis. In the same 12-month period, 55 funerals and 13 suicides were recorded in Fitzroy Valley, a town of 4000 people. In a city the size of Perth, this would have been equal to 500 suicides per month. In response to calls from the community, the State Coroner for Western Australia, Alistair Hope, commissioned a coronial inquest into 22 recent deaths by self-harm in the Kimberley region; the number of deaths by self-harm in Fitzroy Valley were found by the Coroner to be extraordinarily high and there was a "very high correlation between death by self-harm and alcohol and cannabis use". Oscar organised the 2007 Annual Women's Bush Meeting, a traditional gathering of Bunuba, Walmajarri and Nyikina women, they represented a significant segment of the community and gave their consent to the MWRC beginning a campaign to limit the sale of take-away alcohol in Fitzroy Valley.

A community-led intervention to the crisis was formed. After the Women's Bush Meeting, Oscar wrote to the Director of Liquor Licensing asking for an initial 12-month suspension of take-away liquor sales in the Valley; the MWRC maintained that alcohol restrictions were required because high numbers of alcohol and drug related suicides

Milton Parker

Milton Parker was a co-owner of the Carnegie Deli, located at 55th Street and Seventh Avenue next to Carnegie Hall in the New York City borough of Manhattan, serving as the behind-the-scenes preparer of towering pastrami sandwiches while his partner Leo Steiner was the tummler who entertained celebrities and tourists. Parker was born on January 10, 1919, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to Jacob and Jennie Picker Packowitz, both of whom died while Parker was a child, he worked in Brooklyn diners and luncheonettes as a teen, opened a coffee shop in a mall near Levittown, New York. He was bored after spending a year in retirement. Hearing from a business broker who knew that the Carnegie Deli was up for sale, he was part of a group that bought the business; the Carnegie Deli was taken over by Parker in 1976, together with Leo Steiner and a third, less-active partner who sold his stake in the restaurant. Steiner died in 1987, Parker retired in 2002, with management taken over by Sanford Levine, his son-in-law.

Parker's business cards described him as "Milton Parker, CPM". Parker worked in the kitchen, behind the scenes, responsible for the traditional Eastern European Jewish cuisine of smoked meats — corned beef, pastrami and tongue — loaded into 5-inch-high sandwiches, along with chicken soup and matzah balls and cheesecake. Partner Leo Steiner was the master of ceremonies in the dining room, greeting the many celebrities, such as Woody Allen, Jackie Mason, Yves Montand and Henny Youngman and taking them to their tables of choice and entertaining the many theater district tourists who came to partake in the festivities. Of the many delicatessens in the area, the Carnegie Deli has had a longstanding rivalry with the nearby Stage Deli. While the Stage Delicatessen long had the better reputation, a 1979 article in The New York Times that rated the Carnegie Deli's pastrami as superior helped spur business and set off what had been described as the "Pastrami War". While both businesses had customers lined up outside the door, Parker dismissed the Stage Deli, saying that "They're living off our overflow".

Among the allegations in the war was that the Carnegie Deli's pastrami was made at its commissary in Secaucus, New Jersey, with water from the Garden State, unlike the New York City water used to prepare the brine made by the Stage Deli for its pastrami. Scenes from Woody Allen's 1984 film Broadway Danny Rose, which told the story of a hapless talent agent, played by Allen, had much of the movie featuring scenes filmed over a meal at the Carnegie Deli. Though the restaurant had opened in 1938, it never had knishes on the menu until 1988, when they were introduced by Parker, accompanied by a knish-eating competition created as a publicity stunt; the $250 prize went to a soda salesman from Brooklyn who had never eaten a knish before, but managed to consume four and one-half of the one-pound knishes in the allotted 15 minutes. A Los Angeles branch of the Carnegie Deli, co-owned by billionaire Marvin Davis, opened with much fanfare in July 1989, with opening ceremonies including Carol Channing dropping a giant Styrofoam matzoh ball into a correspondingly huge bowl of chicken soup, with the ceremonial slicing of a 6-foot-long salami substituting for the more traditional ribbon cutting.

In the face of declining business and poor reviews, including what was called by Zagat Survey's local restaurant guide as the city's "worst chicken soup", the restaurant closed down in November 1994. Catskills Mountains comedian Freddie Roman lamented his death, reminiscing that "In the history of delicatessens, Milton Parker's Carnegie Deli caused more heartburn to the Jewish world than anything I've heard of" and that "His pastrami sandwich was much too large for human consumption."A resident of Manhattan, Parker died at age 90 on January 30, 2009, due to respiratory problems. He was survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Mildred Levy, a son, a daughter, a brother and a granddaughter. Obituary in the Star Gazette

Western Financial Place

The Western Financial Place is a 4,264-seat arena in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. It was built in 2000 and was home to the Kootenay Ice WHL major junior ice hockey team, will be the home of the Cranbrook Bucks BCHL Junior A hockey team starting play in the 2020-2021 season. Western Financial Place includes a full-service restaurant plus express kiosk, a candy shop, a squash/racquetball court, a swimming pool with a wave pool, hot tub, waterslide, a free outdoor senior's training circuit. Several events and concerts have been held in Western Financial Place, like Alice Cooper, Larry the Cable Guy, The Tragically Hip, Dean Brody, Great Big Sea, Barenaked Ladies, April Wine, Bryan Adams, Terri Clark, Bob Dylan, George Canyon, B. B. King, Blue Rodeo, Jason McCoy, Paul Brandt, The Moffats, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, George Jones, Randy Travis, ZZ Top. There have been several practices of the Vancouver Canucks, a show by the Superdogs, a few sold out monster truck shows, a few Champions of Skating performances and Husky Skate the Nation performances.

The Circus Gatti has traveled through. Cirque Sublime performed their show "Adamo" here. Official site

1994–95 Primera B Nacional

The 1994–95 Argentine Primera B Nacional was the ninth season of second division professional of football in Argentina. A total of 22 teams competed. Estudiantes was declared champion and was automatically promoted to Primera División, the teams placed 2nd to 8th qualified for the Second Promotion Playoff; the Second Promotion Playoff or Torneo Reducido was played by the teams placed 2nd to 8th in the overall standings: Atlético de Rafaela, Colón, Godoy Cruz, San Martín, Gimnasia y Tiro and All Boys, the champion of Primera B Metropolitana: Atlanta. The winning team was promoted to Primera División. 1: Qualified because of sport advantage. Note: The team in the first line plays at home the second leg. Note: Clubs with indirect affiliation with AFA are relegated to their respective league of his province according to the Argentine football league system, while clubs directly affiliated face relegation to Primera B Metropolitana. Clubs with direct affiliation are all from Greater Buenos Aires, with the exception of Newell's, Rosario Central, Central Córdoba and Argentino de Rosario, all from Rosario, Unión and Colón from Santa Fe.

1994–95 in Argentine football "Argentina Second Level 1994/95". Retrieved 2014-06-06