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Maurizio Fondriest

Maurizio Fondriest is a retired Italian professional road racing cyclist. Born in Cles, Fondriest turned professional in 1987 with the Ecoflam team, he subsequently rode for Alfa-Lum in 1988, winning the World Cycling Championships along with stages in the Tour de Suisse and Tirreno–Adriatico. In 1991, riding for Panasonic, he won the UCI Road World Cup. In 1993, riding for the Lampre team, he won Milan–San Remo, La Flèche Wallonne, the Züri-Metzgete, the Giro dell'Emilia, the general classification and two stages of Tirreno–Adriatico, three stages and the general classification of the Grand Prix du Midi Libre, a stage in the Giro d'Italia and the overall World Cup, he never again had such a successful season, although he had another successful season with Lampre in 1995: in that year he won a stage in the Giro d'Italia and came in second in a number of races. He retired in 1998 after riding for Cofidis for three years, founded a bicycle manufacturer, called Fondriest, which makes carbon fiber bicycles.

World Cup: 1991, 1993 World road champion: 1988 Challenge San Silvestro d'Oro: 1993 Challenge Giglio d'Oro: 1993 Milan–San Remo: 1993 Flèche Wallonne: 1993 Tirreno–Adriatico:1993 Grand Prix de Zurich: 1993 Midi Libre: 1993 Tour of Britain: 1994 Tour of Poland: 1994 Cyclingarchives Fondriest bicycles

For the Love of Strange Medicine

For the Love of Strange Medicine is the second solo studio album by Steve Perry, released on July 19, 1994 through Columbia Records. After a lengthy 8-year hiatus following the breakup of Journey, Perry returned to the spotlight with this album; the first single "You Better Wait" received radio airplay and reached the top 10 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, but only peaked at #29 on the Hot 100 in the U. S; the album was followed by a tour in 1994-1995. For the Love of Strange Medicine was certified as gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of 500,000 units in the United States, as of September 1994; the song "Young Hearts Forever" was written by Perry as a tribute to his late friend, Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, who died in 1986. Journey released their ninth studio album Raised on Radio in 1986, Steve Perry's sixth album as lead singer; the band subsequently went on a hiatus in 1987. After the split Perry "didn't feel the passion" for writing and recording music, but began writing songs for the album with musicians Lincoln Brewster, Paul Taylor, Moyes Lucas.

Notes"If You Need Me, Call Me" is a 1994 re-recording of a song of Perry's pre-Journey band, Alien Project. "One More Time" is an unreleased out take from 1994. "Can't Stop" and "Friends of Mine" are unreleased tracks from the 1988 unreleased Against the Wall album. Steve Perry - vocals Lincoln Brewster - guitars, background vocals Paul Taylor - keyboards, background vocals Moyes Lucas - drums, background vocals Larry Kimpel - bass on "You Better Wait", "Young Hearts Forever", "Stand Up", "Somewhere There's Hope" Mike Porcaro - bass on "Young Hearts Forever", "I Am", "For the Love of Strange Medicine", "Donna Please", "Listen to Your Heart" Phil Brown - bass on "Tuesday Heartache" Jeremy Lubbock, James Barton, Phil Brown - string arrangement on "I Am" Tim Miner - bass, keyboards & background vocals on "Missing You", bass & piano on "Anyway" Larry Dalton - string arrangement & conductor on "Missing You" Dallas Symphony Orchestra - strings on "Missing You" Michael Landau - guitars on "Anyway" Alexander Brown, Carmen Carter, Jean McClain - backing vocals on "Stand Up" and "Somewhere There's Hope"ProductionTracks 1-4, 7, 8, 10 and 11 Produced and Recorded by James "Jimbo" Barton.

1979 Pro Bowl

The 1979 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 29th annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1978 season. The game was played on Monday, January 29, 1979, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California before a crowd of 38,333; the final score was NFC 13, AFC 7. Bum Phillips of the Houston Oilers lead the AFC team against an NFC team coached by Los Angeles Rams head coach Ray Malavasi; the referee was Jerry Markbreit in his second year as a referee. Ahmad Rashād of the Minnesota Vikings was named the game's Most Valuable Player. Players on the winning NFC team received $5,000 apiece while the AFC participants each took home $2,500; as of 2019, this was the last Pro Bowl to be played on a Monday, the last one to be played in Los Angeles. It was the last one to be played outside Hawaii until the 2010 Pro Bowl, in Miami Gardens, Florida; this was the first Pro Bowl to have players sport their respective team helmets, a custom that still stands today. "1979 Pro Bowl players".

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Prove It (album)

Prove It is the fifth studio album by The Expendables. The album was released on May 2010, three years after their fourth studio album. How Many Times - 2:28 Get What I Need - 3:54 Come Get High - 4:25 Trying to Focus - 3:39 Mr. Sun - 3:26 Positive Mind - 3:18 Night Mission - 4:31 Corporate Cafeteria - 1:04 Dance Girl Dance - 3:16 No Higher Ground - 3:06 Brother - 4:51 Donkey Show - 3:58 I Ain't Ready - 4:19 D. C. B. - 4:59 Mind Control - 2:55 Wells - 5:21 2 Inch Dub - 16:43iTunes Edition18. One Drop - 4:09 19. Wells - 4:28 Aaron "El Hefe" Abeyta - Composer, Pre-Production, MixingKevin LemonPre - ProductionBrian "Big Bass" Gardner - MasteringOguer "O. G." Ocon - Percussion, Guest AppearanceDaniel Delacruz - Saxophone, Guest AppearanceMatt Vanallen - Engineer, Guest AppearanceBen Moore - Engineer, Drum TechnicianFavio Montes - Guitar TechnicianChristofer "C-Money" Welter - Trumpet, Guest AppearanceJosh Rice - Keyboards, Guest AppearanceShaun Logan - Art DirectionG. Love - Harmonica, Guest AppearanceChris DiBeneditto - TrackingMark Boyce - Keyboards, Guest AppearanceChad Jenkins - PhotographyBryan Crabtree - PhotographyRyan Moran - Vibraphone, Guest AppearanceThe Expendables - ComposerGarrett Dutton - ComposerPaul Leary - Producer, Mixing Donovan Haney - Dub Effects Last.fm Theexpendables.net

Mara Reyes

Mara Reyes is a Mexican stock car racing driver. Finding some success in the NASCAR Mexico Series, she started one race in what is now the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2005. Reyes races in the Super Copa Telcel with Arris Group sponsorship. Reyes debuted in racing as her father's co-driver in the Mexico-Cuernavaca Rally. In 1991, she started as a driver at the age of 14 in a regional championship, driving a tubular VW Beetle. There were 35 drivers at the championship, of which she was the only woman, finished in the Top 5 and as Rookie of the Year. In 1992, Reyes took part in the GT II series, the National Resistance Championship, where she participated in 2-, 4-, 6-, 12- and 24-hour races. In her first 12-hour race, she finished 6th out of 30 drivers, she placed 11th in the championship standings. Reyes was upgraded to the GT III series in 1993, finished in the top 10 in each race, for an overall finish of 9th place in the championship, she won an annual award from the Government in Pachuca, Hidalgo.

In 1995, she continued in the GT III series. In July, she was invited to represent Mexico in the "3rd Shell's Grand Prix Series" in El Salvador, in the Super-Tourism Series, she won 3rd place in her category, 5th Place in the general race and received a special award from the El Salvador authorities. She drove in the "Neon Series Challenge", alternating with her father, where she won a Pole Position, finished in 11th place in the Championship, of a total of 80 drivers. At the same time, she started racing the Nissan Prototypes and Trucks, although she was only in the last four races of the year. 1996 saw her invited by Daimler-Chrysler Mexico to take part in the Skip Barber Racing School Driver Course at Sears Point, CA. She continued at the Neon Series, representing the Chrysler Racing Team, obtained 3 Pole Positions, one 1st place, a 3rd place, she kept driving in the Trucks Series, finishing in 8th place of the Driver Standings. In 1997, Reyes attempted to join a new series, the Mustang Series, finishing in fifth place in her first race.

Due to lack of sponsorship, she was forced to withdraw from the series, but she continued in the Neon Series. In that series she won one race and finished second in another, with an overall tenth-place finish in the annual standings, she finished in fourth place in the final Truck Series Standings. In 1998 she participated in four different series: Neon, Mustang and Formula Mexico, she finished in second in the overall standings in the truck series, being presented with the Scudería Rodríguez Award. She was the only woman, she would repeat her second-place finish in the Truck Series in 1999, improved to eighth place in the Mustang Series, where she took a second-place finish in the last race of the year. She was received several awards during the year: the "Press Award" from Ford Motor Company. 2000 saw Reyes traveling to Arizona to take part in Bondurant's Racing School. She would join the Autofin Team in the Mustang Series, improving to a fifth-place finish in the overall standings, she would win the championship in the Trucks Series, as a member of the Continental Tires Team.

She would repeat her Truck Series Championship the following year, in 2001. She participated in Dodge Pick-Ups Series; the Scudería Rodríguez Organization gave her the "Best Driver of the Year Award". 2002 would see her finish third in the Dodge Pick-Ups Series and a top ten finish in the Mustang Series. However, 2003 was a disappointment for her, once again due to a lack of sponsorship. While she finished well, she only participated in 3 races during the course of the year, being in third place when she withdrew. Despite her sponsorship difficulties in 2003, 2004 would see Reyes join The Scudería Telmex Team, participating in the new NASCAR Series in Mexico, Desafío Corona, she became the first Latin woman to get a NASCAR license. In the inaugural race, she would win the first pole position in the history of stock-car racing in Mexico, she won several races on the circuit. During the year travel to the United States to participate in NASCAR events. In North Carolina, she practiced in a Winston West NASCAR event, followed by her participation in a race in Irwindale, where she qualified in twenty-first place, was the only Mexican driver to qualify.

During the race she was in tenth place when she was issued a black flag, losing a lap, finished eighteenth. In 2005, she would become the first Latin Woman to drive in the NASCAR Busch Series, she took part in the Mexican NASCAR Series with the TELMEX team, finishing in eighth place on the final standings. Mara Reyes driver statistics at Racing-Reference Mara Reyes career summary at DriverDB.com

Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action

Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action is the national infrastructure body for the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland. NICVA hosts and manages several websites for Northern Ireland's voluntary and community sector online. NICVA began its life in 1938 as the Northern Ireland Council for Social Services in response to high levels of unemployment in Northern Ireland, it championed a programme of social action through welfare clubs, youth hostel tours, YMCA summer camps and a committee for women. In 1949, NICSS opened a home for the elderly on the Belmont Road in Belfast. Pine Lodge marked the Council's growing responsibility for projects tackling community social deprivation. In 1986, NICSS changed its name to NICVA, the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, in recognition of the expansion of the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland. NICVA is a membership organisation which seeks to represent voluntary and community organisations throughout Northern Ireland.

NICVA works for justice and dignity throughout society by promoting opportunities for community participation in the essential decisions that affect the lives of people in Northern Ireland. In 2010-2011 NICVA is engaged in a'Smart Solutions in Tough Times' campaign to ensure that voluntary and community organisations are not seen as an easy target for budget cuts that government departments may have to make. Sites hosted and maintained by NICVA for the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland include: CommunityNI, A community site which allows the instant addition of news, opinions, events, or products and services, by registered users. GrantTracker: fundraising and funding news, including notice of applications open and closing deadlines, with search by criteria Sector Matters: a social enterprise providing business services to the voluntary and community sector and to small businesses. NICVA runs a number of specific projects: Vital Links: Launched in March 2010, to increase interaction and understanding between the key government and public institutions, the voluntary and community sector and foster and promote positive engagement.

Centre for Economic Empowerment: Launched in April 2011, to provide a platform for discussion and best practice approaches to economic and societal challenges. CollaborationNI: Launched in January 2011, in partnership with C03 and Stellar Leadership, to deliver a partnerships and mergers support programme to the Northern Ireland voluntary and community sector on behalf of the Building Change Trust, supported by the Department for Social Development Community Leadership Programme: The International Fund for Ireland’s Community Leadership Programme, delivered by NICVA, is a training and learning programme which aims to strengthen the leadership capacities of groups. Through increased leadership skills, the Programme aims to assist groups in the development of sustainable, social and community relations regeneration in disadvantaged areas. NICVA engages in the use of social media to promote its own work and that of the wider voluntary and community sector and has an established presence on sites such as Facebook and YouTube.

Kenneth Branagh became honorary president of NICVA in 2001, cementing a relationship of fifteen years. Supporting NICVA helps it to support more than 5,000 other voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland through essential advice, training and policy work; the Belfast born, Oscar nominated actor and director has demonstrated his support for NICVA many times in the past. The equivalent infrastructure and representative body for voluntary sector organisations in Wales is WCVA, in Scotland is the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, SCVO and in England is NCVO or National Council for Voluntary Organisations. Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action CommunityNI GrantTracker Sector Matters Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations WCVA website Vital Links Centre for Economic Empowerment CollaborationNI