Keiichi Tsuchiya is a professional race car driver. He is known as the Drift King for his nontraditional use of drifting in non-drifting racing events and his role in popularizing drifting as a motorsport, he is known for touge driving. The car he drives, a Toyota AE86 Sprinter Trueno, has become one of the most popular sports cars. A video known as Pluspy documents Tsuchiya's touge driving with his AE86, he was a consultant for the popular manga and anime series, Initial D, of which the main character Takumi Fujiwara is a character which describes him. He served as a stunt coordinator and stuntman on The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, where he made a cameo appearance. Tsuchiya started his career through the Fuji Freshman series in 1977. Unlike many drivers who came from wealthy families or motorsport backgrounds, he honed his skills from street racing and became an underground legend. National championships He would continue to take part in the Japanese Formula Three Championship, Japanese Touring Car Championship, the latter while driving a Cosmo Oil Sierra Cosworth and Nissan Skyline GT-R in the Group A championships and a Honda Civic in the Supertouring car championships.
Le MansHe went on to score a class win and an 8th place overall at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Honda NSX. In 1999 of the same race, this time in a Toyota GT-One, during the last hour while co-driver Ukyo Katayama was building up pace to the leading BMW V12 LMR he was forced into the grass by a backmarker privateer's BMW LMP, blowing the tire out, they were forced to settle for second. NASCARHe has raced in NASCAR-sanctioned exhibition races at Suzuka Circuit and at Twin Ring Motegi Superspeedway for the 1998 NASCAR-sanctioned exhibition and 1999 NASCAR Grand National Division, AutoZone West Series races at the circuit, both named the Coca-Cola 500K; when Tsuchiya was a freshman in circuit racing, he got his racing license suspended because of the illegal racing he was recording for the Drift Pluspy video. In the movie series Shuto Kousoku Trial, he advised street racers to leave the illegal racing scene if they want to become involved with professional racing. After his retirement, he remained in racing and is now an official Drift Muscle judge after quitting D1 in January 2011 and was Team Director for both GT500 for one year and GT300 Class of ARTA JGTC Team until the team disbanded their GT300 operation at the end of the 2005 season.
He owned the aftermarket company Kei Office until he sold the business in the end of 2005 to form DG-5. His trademark color is jade green which appears on his overalls and helmet and is the adopted color of the former company, it was the colour of the D1 Grand Prix Kei Office and DG-5 S15 Silvia of driver and employee Yasuyuki Kazama who wears a suit similar in pattern. He hosts the video magazine "Best Motoring" which features road tests of new Japanese cars including a special section called "Hot Version" which focuses on performance-modified cars, he is a guest presenter in Video Option, a monthly video magazine, similar to Hot Version except covers the D1GP and its sister video magazine Drift Tengoku which deals purely with drifting. He has been an editorial supervisor on Wangan Midnight, he appeared in the semi biographical film Shuto Kousoku Trial 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 was featured in the Super GT magazine show in Japan. His life in driving is parallel to that of the Initial D main character, Takumi, as both of them started exploring their local touge while doing regular deliveries for their family businesses.
He makes a number of cameos in the series: in the First Stage, he converses with Takumi's father. The color of Tomo's racing suit from the Initial D 4th Stage is jade green and has a similar pattern to Tsuchiya's suit, he made an appearance opposite Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson in a Motorworld in Japan special showing drifting competition in the mid 1990s in Japan. After 1995, he sometimes appeared as a Formula One guest commentator in Japanese Fuji TV. In 2006, he made a cameo as a fisherman in the movie The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in which he served as a stunt coordinator and stunt man. In 2014, he announced a joint venture with King of Europe ProSeries in order to create King of Asia ProSeries, he would act as one of the main judges for several important races in the King of Europe Drift ProSeries, being called in as a guest representative throughout the years. 1967: Debut in Fuji Freshman series. 1971–1984: Ran selected entries in All Japan Touring Car championship. 1984: Fuji Freshman series race – 6 wins 1985: All Japan Touring Car championship 1st in Class 3 1986: Corolla Sprinter Cup – 2 podium places 1987: All Japan Touring Car championship – 1 win 1988: Toyota Cup – 1st overall All Japan Touring Car championship – 3rd in Class 2 Macau Guia race – 4th overall 1989: All Japan F3 championship All Japan Touring Car championship – 1 win 1990: All Japan Touring Car championship Macau Guia race New Zealand Touring Car series 1991: All Japan F3 championship – 10th overall All Japan Touring Car championship –
General Sir David William Fraser, was a senior British Army officer who served as Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies from 1978 until his retirement from military service in 1980. He was a prolific author, publishing over 20 books focused on the history of the Second World War. Fraser was born on 30 December 1920, he was the son of Brigadier William Fraser, the younger son of the 19th Lord Saltoun, Pamela Maude, widow of Billy Congreve a Victoria Cross recipient and daughter of actors Cyril Maude and Winifred Emery. He was educated at Eton College, he was refused. Instead, in January 1940, he matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford. While studying at the University of Oxford, Fraser joined the Home Defence Force. In October 1940, he was training at the Guards' Depot in Surrey, he was streamlined during training before taking an intensive four-month course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards as a second lieutenant on 4 April 1941, he was given the service number 184424.
His first posting was as a troop commander in the 2nd Battalion, 5th Guards Armoured Brigade, part of the Guards Armoured Division. In the last two years of the Second World War, he was involved in the North West Europe Campaign, he finished the war as a war substantive lieutenant. On 27 February 1946, Fraser's promotion to lieutenant was confirmed with seniority from 30 June 1943. On 30 December 1947, he was promoted to captain, he served as a company commander in the 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards in the Malayan Emergency of 1948. Having attended Staff College, he was promoted to major on 30 December 1954, he was involved in the Suez Crisis in 1956 and the Cyprus Emergency in 1958. He was made a brevet lieutenant colonel on 1 July 1959. On 6 June 1960, he was promoted to that rank. Appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1962, Fraser was posted to the Ministry of Defence as Director of Defence Policy from December 1966 until 1969, he was appointed General Officer Commanding 4th Division in 1969, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff in 1971.
He was Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff from April 1973, was knighted as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath that year. He went on to be UK Military Representative to NATO in 1975, Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1978 before retiring in 1980, he had been advanced to Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath just prior to his retirement. Fraser was president of the Society for Army Historical Research from 1980 to 1993. In 1947 he married Anne Balfour-Fraser but they divorced in 1952. In 1957 he married Julia Frances Oldridge de la Hey, he was the author of 22 books: Knight's Cross: A Life of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel Frederick the Great: King of Prussia And We Shall Shock Them: British Army in the Second World War Alanbrooke Blitz The Grenadier Guards 8 copies Fairest Isle: BBC Radio 3 Book of British Music The Fortunes of War The Jews of the Channel Islands and the Rule of Law, 1940–1945: “Quite Contrary to the Principles of British Justice”, Sussex Academic Press, Eastbourne, 2002 The Fragility of Law: Constitutional Patriotism and the Jews of Belgium, 1940–1945, Routledge-Cavendish, 2008 The Christian Watt Papers Wales in History: The Defenders, 1066–1485 Bk. 2 Codename Mercury Around the House Law After Auschwitz: Towards A Jurisprudence Of The Holocaust Wars and Shadows: Memoirs of General Sir David Fraser A Candle for Judas Dragon's Teeth The Pain of Winning Imperatives for Defence, 1990 Adam Hardrow Adam in the Breach The Killing Times The Seizure Wellington and the Waterloo Campaign, March 1996 August 1988 To War with Whitaker: Wartime Diaries of the Countess of Ranfurly, 1939–45, with Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly, Imogen Stubbs Kiss for the Enemy with Brian Hanington: Operation Medusa: The Furious Battle That Saved Afghanistan from the Taliban.
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Joshua Paul Groban is an American attorney and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California. He was appointed to the California Supreme Court by Governor Jerry Brown on November 14, 2018, to replace Associate Justice Kathryn Werdegar, who retired on August 31, 2017. Groban was confirmed on December 21, 2018, was sworn into office on January 3, 2019, he joined the court when it reconvened on January 8, 2019. Groban was graduated from Torrey Pines High School, his father is a physician at University of California, San Diego hospital, his mother, Deborah Isackson Groban, served as a member of Del Mar City Council. Groban attended Stanford University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1995, Harvard Law School, obtaining a Juris Doctor degree in 1998. Groban began his legal career serving as a law clerk to U. S. District Judge William C. Conner in the Southern District of New York from 1998 to 1999, he was in private practice at Paul, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison from 1999 to 2005, at Munger, Tolles & Olson from 2005 to 2010.
Groban served as counsel to Brown's campaign for California governor in the 2010 California gubernatorial election. Upon Brown's election, he served in the administration overseeing state judicial appointments and advising on litigation and policy, he was Brown's fourth appointment to the seven-member Supreme Court. Groban teaches State Appellate Practice at the UCLA School of Law. List of Justices of the Supreme Court of California Cantil-Sakauye, Tani G.. "Commission on Judicial Nominee Evaluations Letter Report to the Commission on Judicial Appointments on the Nomination of Joshua Paul Groban to the Office of Associate Justice, California Supreme Court". Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation. Retrieved January 9, 2019
The Middle is an American sitcom about a lower middle class family living in Indiana and facing the day-to-day struggles of home life and raising children. The series premiered on September 30, 2009, on the ABC network, concluded on May 22, 2018; the series features Everybody Loves Scrubs actor Neil Flynn. The Middle was created by former Roseanne and Murphy Brown writers Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline of Blackie and Blondie Productions; the show is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Blackie and Blondie Productions; the Middle earned numerous award nominations. A spin-off of the series, centered around Eden Sher's character, Sue Heck, was set to launch in 2019. However, ABC passed on the pilot, it is being shopped to other networks; the series features Frances "Frankie" Heck, a middle class, middle-aged, Midwestern woman and her husband Mike, who reside in the small fictional town of Orson, based on the real town of Jasper, Indiana. They are the parents of three children, Axl and Brick; the series is narrated by Frankie an under-performing salesperson at a used-car dealership and a dental assistant.
Her stoic husband Mike manages a local quarry and serves as a stabilizing influence in the family, though Frankie complains about his lack of affection at times. The kids are quite different from one another: oldest son Axl, a popular but lazy teenager, does well in sports but not in academics. Patricia Heaton as Frances "Frankie" Heck Neil Flynn as Michael "Mike" Heck Jr. Charlie McDermott as Axl Redford Heck Eden Sher as Sue Sue Heck Atticus Shaffer as Brick Heck Chris Kattan as Bob Weaver The series was developed in the 2006–07 development cycle for ABC and was to star Ricki Lake as Frankie. Atticus Shaffer was the only actor to retain his role. ABC ordered a second, cast-contingent pilot order tied to Patricia Heaton being cast in the leading role for the 2008-09 development cycle; the series was created by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline and the pilot was directed by Julie Anne Robinson. The show was set to take place in Jasper, though the setting was changed to the fictional Orson, Indiana, on the advice of attorneys.
However, Orson is based on, presumed to be located near Jasper. The show was filmed in Stage 31 at the Warner Bros. Ranch, with the house's exterior on the ranch's Blondie Street. Set director Julie Fanton shops at traditionally mid-western places, such as Target and Kohl's, so the show appears to have a realistic middle-class look; the series was picked up for a full season of 24 episodes after airing just two episodes. On January 12, 2010, ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson announced that he was renewing The Middle for a second season; the show was renewed for a third season. The third season premiered with a one-hour episode on September 21, 2011. On May 10, 2012, ABC renewed the show for a fourth season, which premiered with a one-hour special on September 26, 2012; the show was renewed for a fifth season on May 10, 2013. ABC confirmed on May 9, 2014, that the series was picked up for a sixth season of 22 episodes, ordered an additional two episodes in October of that year, bringing the season six total to 24.
On May 8, 2015, ABC picked up the series for a seventh season, renewing the contracts of the main cast at the same time. ABC renewed the series for season eight with a 22-episode order expanded to 23 episodes in December 2016; the series was renewed for a ninth season on January 25, 2017, with filming beginning on August 15, 2017. On August 2, 2017, it was announced that the series would end after its ninth season, at the request of the series' creators; the one-hour series finale aired on May 22, 2018. The Middle premiered in the U. S. on September 30, 2009, on ABC. The series aired on City in Canada from the third to ninth season; the show aired on A during its first season. In Australia, the show premiered on December 2009, on Nine Network; the New Zealand premiere was on May 8, 2010, on TV2. In India, the show premiered on January 2015, on Romedy Now. In the UK, it premiered on August 29, 2010, on Sky1. Season 5 premiered on Comedy Central, UK on January 21, 2014, in Ireland on April 16, 2014, on TV3.
It has been adapted in Hindi on Reliance Broadcast Network comedy channel BIG MAGIC as Tedi Medi Family. It is broadcast on the Neox Channel in Spain and Warner Channel in Latin America and Brazil. On March 6, 2012, it was announced that ABC Family obtained the rights to The Middle, which began airing the series on September 9, 2013; the series debuted in local syndication on September 16, 2013. As of September 2017, the show is no longer available for local syndication. Hallmark Channel acquired The Middle for syndication, which began airing in March 2014. However, the series left the network in August 2018. On August 5, 2019, the series rejoined the Hallmark Channel's line-up, airing in a block from 6:00-8:00 A. M; as of October 2019, the series has once again left the schedule. In Region 1, seasons 1–4 had an official retail release. Seasons 5-9 were rele
To Forget Venice is a 1979 Italian drama film written and directed by Franco Brusati. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 52nd Academy Awards. Mariangela Melato as Anna Eleonora Giorgi as Claudia Erland Josephson as Nicky Nerina Montagnani as Caterina David Pontremoli as Picchio Fred Personne as Fossino Armando Brancia as Owner of restaurant Roger Ebert in 1980, gave it 2.5 stars out of 4 and said "To Forget Venice doesn't feel like a story, it feels like an idea for a story, that's the problem with it". Derek Winnert in 2019 gave it 5 stars out of 5 and said "To Forget Venice is a poignant, superb movie, based on a story by Franco Brusati, deservedly Oscar nominated as Best Foreign Language Film in 1979. By rights, it should have won".. Academy Award nominee: Best Foreign Film David di Donatello: Best Film Nastro d'Argento: Best Actress List of submissions to the 52nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Italian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film List of Italian films of 1979 To Forget Venice on IMDb
Edder Alfonso Pérez Consuegra is a football player from San Felipe, Venezuela who plays as a defender. Pérez is a versatile player, able to play in any position on the left flank as well as a center midfielder. Started his career at Caracas FC where he made the defence his home and was a fan favourite at the club following his impressive performances in Copa Libertadores, specially against Brazilian outfit Santos. After only one season at the club he joined BWINLIGA club CS Maritimo on loan from Caracas, who did not want to sell the talisman of the squad so they loaned him out to the club with Maritimo having the option of signing him; the full back, Venezuelan international, was selected as part of Venezuela's squad for the 2007 Copa América tournament, held in his home country. Pérez played a major role in the attack in his first game in the 2007 Copa América as his country ran out 2–0 winners against Peru. Edder Pérez at National-Football-Teams.com