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Marvelous Marvin Hagler

Marvelous Marvin Hagler is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1973 to 1987. He reigned as undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987, making twelve successful defenses of that title, holds the highest knockout percentage of all undisputed middleweight champions, at 78%, while holding the second-longest unified championship reign in boxing history at twelve consecutive defenses. At six years and seven months, his reign as undisputed middleweight champion is the second-longest of the last century, behind only Tony Zale, whose reign included several years of inactivity during his service in World War II. In 1982, annoyed that network announcers did not refer to him by his nickname "Marvelous", Hagler changed his name to "Marvelous Marvin Hagler". Hagler is an inductee of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, he was named Fighter of the Decade by Boxing Illustrated magazine, twice named Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America.

In 2001 and 2004, The Ring named him the fourth greatest middleweight of all time and in 2002 named him the 17th greatest fighter of the past 80 years. The International Boxing Research Organization rates Hagler as the 6th greatest middleweight of all time, while BoxRec rates him the 12th greatest boxer of all time, pound for pound. Many analysts and boxing writers consider Hagler to have one of the most durable chins in boxing history. Hagler spent his early years in New Jersey's Central Ward. Following the Newark Riots of July 12–17, 1967, in which 26 people were killed and $11 million in property damage was caused, including the destruction of the Hagler's tenement, his family moved to Brockton, Massachusetts. In 1969, Hagler took up boxing after being roughed up on the street by a local boxer—whom he defeated—with his friends watching; the next day after being roughed up, determined to become a boxer himself, walked into a gym owned by brothers Pat and Goody Petronelli, who became his trainers and managers.

As Hagler needed to be 16 in order to enter some amateur tournaments, he lied about his age, saying that he was born in 1952 instead of 1954. Hagler's real birth year publicly came to light in 1982 when he had to state his date of birth in order to change his legal name from Marvin Nathaniel Hagler to Marvelous Marvin Hagler. In 1973, Hagler won the National AAU 165-pound title after defeating a U. S. Marine from Atlanta, GA, Terry Dobbs:National Golden Gloves, Massachusetts, March 1973: 1/2: Lost to Dale Grant by decision United States National Championships, Massachusetts, May 1973: Finals: Defeated Terry Dobbs by decisionHe completed his amateur career with a 55–1 record. Hagler was a top-ranked middleweight boxer for many years. Hagler struggled to find high-profile opponents willing to face him in his early years. Joe Frazier told Hagler,'You have three strikes against you, "You're black, you're a southpaw, you're good.' He had to travel to his opponents' hometowns to get fights. His first break came when he was offered --on two weeks' notice-- a chance against Willie'the Worm' Monroe, being trained by Frazier.

Hagler lost the decision but the fight was close, so Monroe gave him a rematch. This time Hagler knocked out Monroe in 12 rounds. In a third fight, he defeated Monroe in two rounds. Boston promoter Rip Valenti took an interest in Hagler and began bringing in top ranked opponents for Hagler to face, he fought 1972 Olympics gold medalist Sugar Ray Seales. Number 1 ranked Mike Colbert was knocked out in the twelfth and had his jaw broken by Hagler. Briton Kevin Finnegan was stopped in eight. Afterwards Finnegan required 40 stitches in his face, he dropped a controversial decision to Bobby'Boogaloo' Watts, but knocked out Watts in two rounds in a rematch. Hagler won a ten-round decision over'Bad' Bennie Briscoe. By promoter Bob Arum took notice and signed him. In November 1979, Hagler fought World Middleweight Champion Vito Antuofermo at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. After fifteen rounds, most ringside observers thought that Hagler had won though Antuofermo had been closing the gap in the second half of the fight.

Hagler claimed the ref said he won, but the ref denied saying it. Hagler claimed that many others were surprised when the decision was announced as a draw; this only added to Hagler's frustrations. Hagler had the boxing skills and killer instinct to knock Vito out, but instead he played it safe as Antuofermo closed the gap late in the fight and it cost Hagler the title. Antuofermo lost his title to British boxer Alan Minter, who gave Hagler his second title shot. Hagler went to Wembley Arena to face Minter; the tense atmosphere was stoked further when Minter was quoted as saying that "No black man is going to take my title"—Minter would insist he meant "that black man". Hagler took his slashing punches soon opened up the cut-prone Minter. With Hagler dominating the action, referee Carlos Berrocal halted the fight during the third round to have the four glaring cuts on Minter's face examined. Minter's manager, Doug Bidwell immediately conceded defeat. Once Berrocal waved the bout off, a riot broke out among the spectators.

Clive Gammon of Sports Illustrated described the scene as "a horrifying ululation of howls and boos." Hagler and his trainers had to be escorted to their locker room by a phalanx of policemen, all the while enduring a steady rain of beer bottles and glasses. A

Fairchild Group

The Fairchild Group is a Canadian business conglomerate, with headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Fairchild Group operates various media properties under the Fairchild Media Group name. Fairchild operates the Cantonese channel Fairchild TV, Cantonese & Mandarin radio network Fairchild Radio, Mandarin channel Talentvision. Fairchild Group is involved in film production, real estate development, telecommunications and wholesale trade; the Fairchild Media Group acquired the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission broadcasting licence from Chinavision Canada and Cathay TV in 1993 to form Fairchild TV and Talentvision respectively. On, it formed Fairchild Radio with stations is Vancouver and Toronto, it has an investment portfolio over US$350 million. The company's corporate headquarters are located in Vancouver, British Columbia with separate regional offices in Richmond Hill and Calgary, Alberta. Fairchild Group is owned by Mr. Thomas Fung Wing Fat, however the television media units Hong Kong based TVB has a minor stake.

80% Cantonese 20% Mandarin Fairchild Group operates four national ethnic television channels that cater to both Cantonese & Mandarin speaking audiences- Fairchild TV, Fairchild TV 2 HD & Talentvision. Hong Kong broadcaster TVB owns a minority stake in both channels. Fairchild TV and Talentvision consists of 5 feeds: Fairchild TV Calgary Fairchild TV Toronto Fairchild TV Vancouver Fairchild TV 2 HD Talentvision Vancouver Fairchild Group operates 4 multicultural radio stations and shares programming on another station. All stations feature programming for both Cantonese & Mandarin speaking audiences: Fairchild Radio Calgary: CHKF-FM/94.7 Fairchild Radio Toronto: CHKT/1430 & CIRV-FM/88.9 Fairchild Radio Vancouver: CJVB/1470 & CHKG-FM/96.1 Fairchild is jointly provides Chinese programming at AM1540 with newspaper operator Sing Tao. The station is still owned by CHIN Radio/TV International, while Sing Tao is jointly owned by Torstar and Sing Tao News Corporation of Hong Kong; some AM1540 radio personalities from the FM station of Fairchild Radio Toronto have been transferred to this new AM station.

In October 2019, Fairchild Radio gained public attention when it fired a Toronto talk-show host because of his questions during an interview perceived as critical of the Chinese government's stance on the 2019 Hong Kong protests. Fairchild Group operates Fairchild Films International Limited, a motion picture production company that creates Chinese language films for international audiences; the company has produced one film, Paper Moon Affair, in 2005. Aberdeen Centre, Richmond, B. C. - One of the many Asian shopping malls in the Golden Village district. Aberdeen Residence, Richmond, B. C. - A residential complex attached to Aberdeen Centre. Aberdeen Square, Richmond, B. C. - A new shopping mall and office tower completed in 2014, that will be attached to Aberdeen Centre and Aberdeen Residence. English Bay Village, Vancouver, B. C. Fairchild Square, Vancouver, B. C. - new FMG headquarters and office tower. All retail operations are in British Columbia other than Oomomo and St Germain Bakery: St. Germain Bakery - Chinese bakery Aberdeen Post Office Racing Devils Hobbies - Hobby store- Daiso Canada - Japanese dollar store Smart Living Design - Home furniture store Smart Office Furniture - Office furniture store A Light Idea - Lighting retail store Memory Collection - Gift shop Living Colors - Modern home & kitchenware store aR Fashion - Fashion retailer Ozone Fashion - Fashion retailer Gado Gado Fashion - Men's fashion retailer Gibson Travel Accessories - Luggage / backpack / Travel accessories IT Power - Computer retail / service store Menji Stationery store - Stationery retailer Impulse Sports - Sporting Equipment Retailer Super Garage - Auto accessories Party Goodies - Party supply retailer Pot and Plant- Artificial floral retailer Pot Arts - closed Timbuktu Military Surplus & Apparel - Military Surplus & Apparel retailer - closed Voodoo Palace - Voodoo dolls retailer Bike Stop - closed Giordano Santayaya - Planet Food 7th Heaven Cafe - Closed Ajijiman Hanabi Bean Factory Frappe Bliss Hainanese Chicken David and Goliath Oomomo - Dollar store Hutchison Imports has extensive wholesale and distribution interests in general merchandise, dollar store items, toys, RC hobby, apparel, furniture and lifestyle products.

The company works with manufacturers and suppliers all over the world to source out products for the North American market. Hutchison Imports has its own brand - "Menji". Menji products are fast becoming a staple on many dollar/discount store shelves. Fairchild Group operates various online, internet-based businesses: eSeeNet.com Ltd.- a business solutions company, founded in 1995 eSeeHosting- Web hosting provider Lynx Communications- Internet service provider, based in Richmond, British Columbia Stone Group - a pharmaceutical firm in China via Fairchild Investments Ltd. Chinese Canadians in British Columbia Official Fairchild Group website CRTC chart of Fairchild Group's radio assets CRTC chart of Fairchild Group's TV assets

Centre Street Congregational Church

Centre Street Congregational Church is a historic church at 9 Center Street in Machias, Maine. Built in 1836-37, it is an important early example of Gothic Revival architecture in northern New England based on an early design by the noted Gothic architect Richard Upjohn; the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The congregation is affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Susan Maxwell, M. Div; the Centre Street Congregational Church is located on the east side of Center Street, between Court and Main Streets in downtown Machias. It is a large single-story wood frame structure, set on a high granite foundation, with a gable roof and clapboard siding, its west-facing main facade is dominated by a projecting square tower, which begins with three of the five bays of that facade. On the first level are three Gothic-arched openings leading into an open foyer, with Gothic-arched doors leading into the building; the next three stages of the tower have a tall Gothic window, flanked at its sides, again at the tower corners, by pilasters separated by a cornice line at each level.

The tower corners at the third stage have pinnacles, the fourth stage is reduced in size. The fifth stage houses a clock with faces on each of four sides, is topped by pinnacles at the corners and a steeple; the church was designed in 1836 and completed in 1837, is one of the state's oldest surviving examples of Gothic architecture. It was designed by a Mr. Stephenson, about whom nothing is known, but the plans appear to be remarkably similar to Richard Upjohn's plans for St. John's Catholic Church in Bangor; the church bell was a used bell cast by the foundry of Paul Revere. The organ was built by George Stevens and installed in 1867, the clock, built by E. Howard & Co. was installed in 1870. National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington County, Maine Church web site

Gasim Abdullayev

Gasim Abdullayev or Zabul Gasim was an Azerbaijani khananda. Gasim Abdullayev was born in 1873 in Shusha. In the last years of his life, he taught mugham at the Shusha Music School and served as chairman of the Republican Trade Union Council of Art Workers. Zabul Gasim died in 1927 in Shusha. Gasim Abdullayev was known as "Zabul Gasim" for his well-known performance of "Zabul" mugham. At that time, "Sigah" mugham was more popular in the assemblies of the Azerbaijani people. However, in the late 19th century, singers were more inclined toward "Zabul-segah"; the main reason for this popularity was. At the beginning of the 20th century, Zabul Gasim had performed in Baku for several times. Zabul Gasim performed for the first time in front of the Baku audience at the "Oriental Concert" held on January 27, 1903 in the theater building of H. Z. Taghiyev with Jabbar Garyaghdioglu, Shakili Alasgar and Seyid Mirbabayev. Zabul Gasim was not only a professional singer, he was known as an opera artist. Zulfugar Hajibeyov, an Azerbaijani composer, invited him to the stage for the first time and appreciated his art.

With the request of the composer, he played the role of Majnun's father in the opera "Leyli and Majnun", performed at the Shusha summer club on August 7, 1913. In 1914, "Sport-Record" Company recorded his voice. Zabul Qasim sang "Zabul-segah", "Bayaty-Shiraz", "Humayun", "Shur", "Mahur-Hindi" and several other classifications

1066 The Battle for Middle Earth

1066: The Battle for Middle Earth is a two-part British television documentary series. In this blend of historical drama and original source material, Channel 4 re-imagines the story of this decisive year of the Norman conquest of England, not from the saddles of kings and conquerors, but through the eyes of ordinary people caught up in its events; the documentary was narrated by actor Sir Ian Holm. The series focuses on the Sussex village of Crowhurst, which Director Justin Hardy learned about from the Domesday Book, England's earliest surviving public record. Located between the coast and Hastings, the little village was, according to the book, "laid to waste" in 1066. In the series, it serves as the hometown for the fictional peasant soldiers Tofi and Ordgar, whose names are actual Anglo-Saxon names from the period. Viewers may assume that the programme's title refers to The Lord of the Rings books, but Hardy chose "Middle Earth" because Anglo-Saxons used the term to describe their world.

He notes that J. R. R. Tolkien, an Oxford professor of Anglo-Saxon, used it, along with other Anglo-Saxon words, for the same reasons. 1066 The Battle of Middle Earth on IMDb 1066 - Channel 4

Schwarmstedt

Schwarmstedt is a municipality in the Heidekreis in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated near approx. 20 km south of Bad Fallingbostel, 30 km east of Nienburg. Further districts of the municipality are Bothmer GrindauSchwarmstedt is the seat of the Samtgemeinde Schwarmstedt; the Bundesstraße 214 leads through Schwarmstedt, connecting the cities of Celle. Schwarmstedt has a train station for the line section Soltau - Hannover; the area around the church of Schwarmstedt have been donated by the Edelherr Mirabilis to the Bishopric of Minden around 1150AD. The old church of Schwarmstedt was replaced around 1500AD by a new church, it is presumed that the land changed ownership at the end of the 14th century and was owned by the duchy of Braunschweig-Lüneburg. Data as of 22/01/2012 SPD - 12 seats CDU - 5 seats Schwarmstedt is twinned to Kröpelin and Miekinia in the polish Lower Silesian Voivodeship; the macroeconomist Wilhelm Röpke was born in Schwarmstedt on 10 October 1899. He worked as a scientist and political advisor in post-war Germany and had a relevant influence on its development at that time.

The local school was named after him in his honor