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LeAnn Rimes

Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian is an American singer, songwriter and author. Rimes rose to stardom at age 13 following the release of her version of the Bill Mack song "Blue", becoming the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972. Rimes made her breakthrough into country music in 1996 with her debut album, which reached No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart and was certified multi-platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album's eponymous leadoff single, "Blue", became a Top 10 hit, Rimes gained national acclaim for her similarity to Patsy Cline's vocal style; when she released her second studio album in 1997, You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs, she moved towards country pop material, which set the trend for a string of albums released into the next decade. Rimes has won many awards, including two Grammys, three ACMs, a CMA, 12 Billboard Music Awards, one American Music award, she has released ten studio albums and three compilation albums and two greatest hits albums, one released in the U.

S. and the other released internationally, through her record label of 13 years, Curb Records, placed over 40 singles on American and international charts since 1996. She has sold over 37 million records worldwide, with 20.8 million album sales in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. Billboard ranked her 17th artist of the 1990–2000 decade. Rimes has written four books: two novels and two children's books, her hit song "How Do I Live" was ranked as the most successful song of the 1990s by Billboard magazine. Margaret LeAnn Rimes was born in Mississippi, she is the only child of Belinda Butler. The family moved to Garland, when she was six, she was enrolled in vocal and dance classes, was performing at local talent shows at the age of 5. Rimes began her career in musical theatre, performing in a Dallas, production of A Christmas Carol, landing the lead part in the Broadway production of Annie. After appearing on the network television competition show Star Search, where she charmed host Ed McMahon in addition to being a one-week champion, Rimes decided to go into country music.

Rimes appeared a number of times on Johnnie High's Country Music Revue in Arlington, which gained the attention of national talent scouts. By age nine, Rimes was an experienced singer, she toured nationally with her father and regularly performed a cappella renditions of "The Star Spangled Banner" at the opening of the Dallas Cowboys football games. Wilbur Rimes began recording his daughter under the independent label Nor Va Jak when she turned eleven, she released three albums between 1991 and 1996. Rimes was discovered by Dallas disc record promoter Bill Mack. Mack was impressed by Rimes's vocal ability, over the following three years, he made various attempts to take Rimes to a mainstream level; the center of Mack's plan to bring her success was his composition, "Blue". In July 1994, Rimes recorded the song on All That. After signing with Curb Records, Rimes re-recorded a new version of "Blue" for her debut studio album, as a single. However, Rimes told a BBC radio program in October 2016 that the record company accidentally released the version she had recorded as an 11-year-old.

She said. During this time the media were reporting; the album Blue sold 123,000 copies in its first week, the highest figure in SoundScan history at that time. It peaked at number one on the Top Country Albums and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 albums chart selling a total of four million copies in the United States and eight million copies worldwide. AllMusic considered the album to be "delightful" and that it could "help inspire other young teens". Rimes followed up the single with several charting country singles from her 1996 album, starting with "One Way Ticket", which reached number one on the Billboard Country Chart in 1996, she released a duet single with Eddy Arnold from the album, a remake of his 1955 hit "The Cattle Call". The album's other hits included the Top 5 "The Light in Your Eyes" and the minor hit "Hurt Me". With the album's success, Rimes received many major industry awards. In 1997 at 14 years old she became the youngest person to win a Grammy, for Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Blue".

She was the first Country music artist to win the Best New Artist category. The same year she won the Country Music Association's "Horizon Award" for Best New Artist Of The Year, becoming the youngest person to be nominated and win a Country Music Association award. In 1997, Rimes released a compilation of recorded material under the Nor Va Jak label, Unchained Melody: The Early Years; the album consisted of remakes, ranging from Country to pop, including songs recorded by The Beatles, Whitney Houston, Bill Monroe, Dolly Parton. Rimes's version of the title track became a major country hit in early 1997 and helped increase sales for the album. In June 1997, Rimes would appear on the Disney Channel for television special called LeAnn Rimes in Concert. In September 1997, Rimes released her follow-up studio album to Blue titled You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs; the album covered classic inspirational songs, such as "Clinging to Saving a Hand" and "Amazing Grace". It featured pop music remakes of songs such as Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Life" and Bette Midler's "The Rose".

The album was a departure from Rimes's previous releases as it contained more Adult Contemporary-styled music than Country. The album sold over four million copies in the United

Austria at the FIFA World Cup

This is a record of Austria's results at the FIFA World Cup. Austria has played at seven World Cups, they qualified for the tournament in 1938, but withdrew after the annexation of Austria by the Third Reich, with some of its team members joining the German team. The first edition of the FIFA World Cup in Uruguay was the only one without qualifiers. However, the Austrian Football Association chose not to participate. After defeating France and Hungary on their way into the semi-finals, the strong Austrian squad lost 0-1 to hosts and eventual champions Italy. In the Third Place Match against Germany, Austria conceded a goal after 25 seconds by Ernst Lehner - the fastest goal in World Cup history until 1962. After qualifying by defeating Latvia in the qualifiers, Austria was drawn against Sweden in the first round. However, after the Anschluss in March 1938, the Austrian Football Association was incorporated into the German system. Nine Austrian players were called up for the German national squad instead.

After being fielded in the opening match against Switzerland, Willibald Schmaus and goalkeeper Rudolf Raftl were the first players to represent two different nations at the FIFA World Cup. The match ended 1-1. In the decisive rematch, Austrian striker Wilfried Hahnemann scored the opening goal, but the final score was 2-4 and Germany eliminated from the tournament. Austria registered to participate and was supposed to play Turkey in the qualifications, but withdrew. At a stage, Turkey withdrew. Drawn in Group 2 alongside Algeria and the Federal Republic of Germany, Austria gained traction by defeating the South Americans 1-0 in the first group match. Austria won 2-0 over the Algerians that saw them at a comfortable position in the group stage. Austria played their decisive final group stage encounter against neighbors West Germany in Gijón, Spain, in one of the most controversial matches in World Cup history. Nicknamed "the Disgrace of Gijón, the match saw West Germany scoring once against Austria before both teams and players deliberately played underwhelmingly, wasting the clock and mathematically having both European teams of the group qualify at the expense of Africa's Algeria, the latter whom had defeated the Chileans a day prior to conclude their part of the group stage.

Outrage from Algerian fans and Spanish spectators ensued, both the German and Austrian media condemned the underhanded tactics of both teams' method of subversive "boring" football, with the German commentary team apologizing to viewers for the sub-par action. Algerian football fans dubbed the match "the Anschluss", a reference to Austria being annexed by Germany under the Nazi regime. Austria saw themselves bowing out in a three-team group of the second stage, losing to France and drawing with Northern Ireland. Meanwhile, West Germany reached the final. Since 2002, the Austria national football team never qualified in the other World Cup editions as of now; the other being Norway. *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks. Third Place 1954 Silver Ball 1954: Matthias Sindelar Silver Boot 1954: Erich ProbstErnst Happel has won 2nd Place as a coach with the Netherlands in 1978 after losing the final 3-1 a.e.t. to Argentina

Arthur J. Weaver

Arthur Jerard Weaver was an American politician in the U. S. state of Nebraska. A Republican, he served as the 22nd Governor of Nebraska. Weaver was born near Nebraska, he was educated at Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania and he earned an undergraduate degree in 1895 and a law degree in 1896 from the University of Nebraska. He was a founding member of the Beta Tau Chapter of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1894, he was married to Maude E. Hart on September 2, 1908. After his graduation from the University of Nebraska, Weaver opened his own practice in Falls City, Nebraska, he was city attorney from 1899 to 1902 and county attorney from 1902 to 1903. In 1904 he suspended his practice to concentrate on his stock-raising interests, he served on the city council and was elected mayor of Falls City in 1915. Weaver was elected to the Nebraska House of Representatives in 1899, he was a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1919 to 1920, served as president of that body.

Weaver ran for Governor of Nebraska in 1928 and won, serving from 1929 to 1931. During his tenure, the entire country was suffering from the Wall Street stock market crash. After losing re-election in 1930, he returned to Falls City, he was a delegate to the 1932 Republican National Convention and chair of the Richardson County Republican Party in 1940. Weaver died in his home shortly after suffering a stroke, he is interred at Steele Cemetery in Nebraska. "Weaver, Arthur J." The Political Graveyard. Archived from the original on January 4, 2006. Retrieved January 6, 2006. Encyclopedia of Nebraska National Governors Association Nebraska

Danny Bhoy

Danny Bhoy is a Scottish comedian who has performed in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Bhoy was born in Moffat, Scotland, as one of four children and attended Lockerbie Academy and Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh, his father is of Indian descent and his mother is Scottish. His humour is observational involving his own personal experiences as an international comedian. While he does mention his Indian heritage, his shows centre on Scottish social patterns. Despite his stage name, Bhoy, he is not a Celtic F. C. fan, his favourite team is in fact Newcastle United. His stage name stems from his grandma's nickname for him, Danny Boy, but due to a performing dog having that name registered with Equity, he added the H to Bhoy. Bhoy began stand up in 1998 after going to see his first comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival. A year he won The Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award, Britain's biggest competition for comedy newcomers. In 2001, Danny took his first full-length solo show to the Edinburgh Festival, within a week, he had sold out his entire three-week run, added extra shows to cope with the demand for tickets.

By the spring of 2003, Danny's comedy started to take a different direction. That year he entered the Australian comedy market, with his first solo show at the invitation-only Melbourne Comedy Festival; this led to various Australian TV appearances on Rove Live, The Glass House, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala. In November of that year, Danny was invited to perform on the Royal Variety Show. In 2005, Danny was invited to take part in the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, where the Montreal Gazette described him as "the stand out hit of the festival". In November, Danny was invited to take part in the inaugural Las Vegas Comedy Festival. Bhoy toured Australia in 2007, ending his tour at the Sydney Opera House, 2009 with the last show at Her Majesty's Theatre, Perth. Bhoy appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, broadcast on 5 March 2010, the Comedy Network's "Saturday Night Stand-up", broadcast on 17 April 2010, he appeared on Comedy Central with his new routine, "Subject to Change: Danny Bhoy", broadcast on 22 May 2010, appeared on Live at the Apollo, broadcast in December 2010.

In early 2011, Danny began touring Australia with his show Messenger, selling out his shows at the Sydney Comedy Festival. He sold out all his performances at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, had to add two additional shows at a different venue due to popular demand, both of which sold out. Bhoy's 2012 show, Dear Epson, was loosely centred upon a series of letters to well-known companies, he toured the show following a run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Live at the Sydney Opera House Live at the Athenaeum Subject to Change Live at the Festival Theatre Official website Danny Bhoy on IMDb

Graham Bright

Sir Graham Frank James Bright is a British politician and businessman. A member of the Conservative Party, he served as a Member of Parliament from 1979 to 1997, he subsequently served as the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner from 2012 to 2016. An active Young Conservative, he cut his political teeth as a member of Thurrock Borough Council from 1965–79, of Essex County Council from 1967–70, he stood unsuccessfully for Parliament in 1970 and 1974 in Thurrock, in Dartford at the second general election of 1974, before being elected in Luton East in 1979. After constituency boundary changes, he transferred to Luton South at the 1983 general election, holding the seat until his defeat at the 1997 general election by Labour's Margaret Moran. During his time in Parliament, Bright served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to various members of the Cabinet for 18 years, most notably to John Major for his first four years as Prime Minister. Bright went on to serve as a Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party from 1994–97.

He received a knighthood in 1994. Bright introduced two Private Member's Bills to the House of Commons; the first, introduced in 1983 was passed as the Video Recordings Act 1984 that required all commercial video recordings offered for sale or for hire within the UK to carry a classification. The second, introduced in 1990 was the referred to as the "Acid House Bill" became the Entertainments Act 1990. In material relating to his candidature for Cambridgeshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Bright has described these Bills as being "aimed at protecting young people."In September 2012 Bright was selected by the Conservative party to be their candidate in the election for Cambridgeshire's Police and Crime Commissioner. He won the election in November that year, appointed his Party and business colleague Brian Ashton as his deputy without advertising the post. In December 2012, Bright called for a crackdown on "anti-social" and "dangerous" cyclists. In November 2013 he said; until he was 15, Bright was educated at Hassenbrook Secondary Modern School in Stanford-le-Hope.

He took courses at Thurrock Technical College. Outside politics, he worked as a factory manager and company director, he was chief executive of Dietary Foods Ltd for over 30 years. Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Graham Bright

Robert Ginnaven

Robert "Bob" Ginnaven was an American film and television actor. Ginnaven was born one minute after midnight, Robert Addison Ginnaven, Jr. was the first baby born in Memphis, Tennessee in the year 1937. He was the only child born to Pauline, Robert Addison Ginnaven, Sr.. His mother worked for many years as a medical secretary in Downtown Memphis, his father, in the Navy during World War II, worked for years as a deliveryman for Wonder Bread in Memphis. Ginnaven, Jr. graduated from Southside High School in Memphis, from the University of Memphis with a degree in English. Ginnaven was introduced to the theatre by a classmate who suggested he try out for a production at the University of Memphis, he was hooked for life after that time. After completing his degree, he moved to New York City where he studied under Lee Strassberg while trying to get his break into the business. Not being successful, he moved back to Memphis in 1958, where he met his first wife, Ila Verne at an open-call audition being held by the local PBS station.

Married December 21, 1958, Bob and Ila had their first child, Robert Addison Ginnaven, III, on October 29, 1959. Not long after their son was born and Ila moved from Memphis to Little Rock, Arkansas where Ginnaven, Jr. was employed by KATV as a local weatherman and talk show host. On May 15, 1961, their second child and only daughter, Elizabeth Leigh Ginnaven, was born, their last child, Christopher Crews Ginnaven, was born on August 7, 1962. Ginnaven went on from KATV to be employed in the advertising industry, where he would work for the rest of his life. Ila died of complications from lung cancer on August 31, 1994. A few years Bob remarried Ann Vickers, at the time the director of sales at KATV, the same TV station Ginnaven, Jr. had started at when he first moved to Little Rock. The marriage lasted a number of years, but ended in an amicable divorce. Not long after Ginnaven, Jr. was divorced, he began to date a friend by the name of Jeanne Crews. Ginnaven, Jr. and Jeanne Ginnaven were soon married, remained married until he died on February 17, 2008.

Ginnaven appeared in uncredited roles. Ginnaven was 37 when he made his film debut in Encounter with the Unknown, released in 1973. Ginnaven played Father Duane. In 1981, Ginnaven appeared on Dallas. In 1992, Ginnaven appeared in his 18th and last movie called One False Move as Deputy Charlie. During the year, Robert had appeared in his 2nd and last television show called Dangerous Curves in only one episode as Matthew Carlson. According to some websites, it stated that Ginnaven was best known for his appearance in One False Move. Ginnaven married Jeanne Tyler Ginnaven, they lived in Arkansas. Jeanne had been present along with Robert until Robert's death on 17 February 2008, Jeanne had become a widow, she still lives in Little Rock. Robert Ginnaven on IMDb