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Oti Mabuse

Otlile "Oti" Mabuse is a South African professional Latin American and ballroom dancer. She is best known as a professional dancer on the British television series, Strictly Come Dancing, its German equivalent, Let's Dance, she is a captain on The Greatest Dancer. Mabuse was born in Pretoria, South Africa, studied civil engineering at university before embarking on a career in professional ballroom dancing, her elder sister Motsi Mabuse is a professional ballroom dancer and has participated in the German series Let's Dance both as a professional dancer and as a judge. Mabuse won the South African Latin American Championship eight times, after which she moved to Germany to broaden her dancing horizons, she has earned a number of titles in her dancing career. In 2015, Mabuse appeared as a professional dancer on the eighth season of Let's Dance, the German version of Strictly Come Dancing, she was partnered with singer Daniel Küblböck. The couple were eliminated in week 9. In 2016, Mabuse returned as a professional dancer for the ninth season of Let's Dance.

She was partnered with television presenter Niels Ruf. The couple were the first to be eliminated in week 2. In 2015, Mabuse appeared as a professional on the 13th series of Strictly Come Dancing, she was partnered with Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo. The couple were eliminated in Week 3; that year, she participated in the Children in Need and Christmas specials of the show, in which she partnered with actors Jack Ashton and Tom Chambers respectively. In 2016, Mabuse was partnered with former Hollyoaks actor Danny Mac for the show's 14th series; the couple finished as runners-up. For the show's 15th series in 2017, she was partnered with Paralympic sprinter Jonnie Peacock, they were eliminated in Week 9 in 8th place, she was paired with England cricketer Graeme Swann for the show's 16th series, they were eliminated in Week 10 in 7th place. In 2019, for her fifth stint on the show, she was partnered by former Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher, who replaced her announced partner, Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing, who had to withdraw from the show after sustaining a foot injury when dancing on the launch show.

They went on to become the winners of series. Mabuse was paired with Jamie Laing, however he had to pull out due to a foot injury whilst the recording of the launch show. Laing was replaced with Kelvin Fletcher, just before the start of the live shows. Mabuse took part in the national Strictly Come Dancing - The Live Tour in 2017 with her celebrity partner Danny Mac, they were voted the winners of more individual shows than any other couple by the audience. In August 2017, Mabuse and Ian Waite announced, she was a contestant on an episode of Tipping Point: Lucky Stars in 2017. In October 2018, Mabuse announced she would be teaching at Donahey's Dancing with The Stars Weekends in 2019. In 2019, Mabuse became a judge alongside Cheryl and Matthew Morrison. In 2019, Mabuse was a contestant on Celebrity MasterChef 2019. Mabuse is married to Romanian dancer Marius Iepure. Mabuse, Motsi. Chili im Blut: Mein Tanz durchs Leben. Ehrenwirth Verlag. ISBN 978-3-431-03913-9

Enrique Lafourcade

Enrique Eduardo Lafourcade Valdenegro was a Chilean writer and journalist from Santiago. Representative of the so-called "Generation of the 50s", a term suggested by Lafourcade himself in 1954 to describe authors born between 1920 and 1934 who began to flourish in the 1950s and broke apart in content and style from the previous regional style known as "Criollismo"; as a writer, Lafourcade has published at least 24 novels and over a dozen anthologies and collections of short stories and essays. His novel Palomita Blanca sold over a million copies, making it one of the all-time best sellers in Chile; this novel was translated to several languages and brought to the screen by Chilean-French director Raúl Ruiz. Lafourcade's latest novel, El Inesperado, imagines the life of French poet Arthur Rimbaud in Africa, though a work of fiction, it is inspired by the letters of the poet and three years of additional research; the novel was launched on 20 October 2004. Other titles include: Pena de Muerte, Para Subir al Cielo, la Fiesta del Rey Acab, El principe y las Ovejas, Invencion a Dos Voces, Novela de Navidad, Pronombres Personales, Frecuencia Modulada, En el Fondo, Salvador Allende, Variaciones sobre el tema de Nastasia Filippovna y el Principe Mishkin, Tres Terroristas, Buddha y los Chocolates Envenenados, Adios al Führer, El Gran Taimado, Los Hijos del Arco Iris, Las Senales van Hacia el Sur, Pepita de Oro, Hoy Esta Solo mi Corazon, Mano Bendita, Cristianas Viejas y Limpias.

Lafourcade has been the recipient of various literary awards in his country, such as the prestigious Municipal Prize, the Gabriela Mistral Prize and the Maria Luisa Bombal Prize, awarded to the best novel of the year. Self-described as "a sentimental anarchist and catholic in a state of wilderness", it is as a journalist and critic that Lafourcade is best known. For years he has written an editorial for the newspaper El Mercurio, focusing on literature but with incursions into politics, cultural issues and subjects of impact upon the nation; some of his most critical articles, written in an mordant style, have produced the ire of dictators and politicians in Chile and other Latin American countries and generated diplomatic apologies. He has appeared in numerous television programs, both as guest and as part of recurring panels of cultural critics, his ironic and sarcastic style as well as his impudent way of offering opinions on just about everything and everybody has more than once produced a commotion in the country, making "Lafourcade" a household name in Chile.

Numerous anecdotes surround his name, including engaging in a fist fight with another journalist during a live television program. For some time he wrote a gastronomic review under the name of "Conde de Lafourchette" in the journal El Mercurio, where he gave his uncensored opinion about restaurants and their food, reason for which he is feared by restaurant owners across the country. Waiters are instructed to call upon the owner or general manager as soon as they see Lafourcade walking in. In 1997 he published the book "La cocina erótica del conde Lafourchette", he has publicly declared himself an "unrelenting enemy of ignorance and incompetence." He is believed to have just as many enemies as he has friends, to the point that for years rumors circulated of a group of people gathering signatures to "expel Lafourcade from Chile". According to public records, Lafourcade was married three times: with Chilean-born Canadian artist Maria Luisa Segnoret, he had a long relationship with Chilean writer and journalist Marta Blanco, with whom he lived together for seven years and were assumed to be married.

He is the father of three children, Dominique and Nicole. Lafourcade is part of a family of musicians, where his cultural influence is undeniable. Octavio is a classical musician, member of the group of ancient Spanish music "Capella de Ministrers", his daughter Nicole is member of Café Literarte. His brother Gaston Lafourcade is a instructor at the Universidad Autonoma de México. "Memoria Chilena: Portal de la Cultura de Chile" Archivos del diario El Mercurio plus El Mercurio Letralia Escritores y Poetas en Español


Fillìa was the name adopted by Luigi Colombo, an Italian artist associated with the second generation of Futurism. Fillìa was born in Piedmont, he established the Futurist movement in Turin in 1923 at the age of 19 with a group which included Nikolay Diulgheroff, Pippo Oriani, Enrico Alimandi, Franco Costa and the sculptor Mino Rosso. Fillìa became the leader of the group and its principal theorist, he published the art reviews: Futurismo, Ventrina Futurista, La Città Futurista, La Città Nuova, Stile Futurista with Enrico Prampolini. His work in the mid-1920s shows the influence of Prampolini. After 1928, Fillìa's work shows increasing subjectivity, he became an exponent of L'Aeropittura, the dominant Futurist style of the 1930s which applied the experience of flight to the depiction of landscape aerially. In 1929, he was a co-signatory of the Futurist manifesto L'Aeropittura, with Benedetta Cappa, Gerardo Dottori, Somenzi and Prampolini. Fillìa was the co-author with Marinetti of the Manifesto of Futurist Cooking, published in the Turin newspaper, Gazzetta del Popolo, on 28 December 1930.

Enrico Crispolti says that Fillìa and his colleagues in Turin explored an interior and subjective world, unlike other Futurists of the period such as Prampolini and Depero. Fillìa had recourse to an "airy body", a “synthesis of movement, of the organic aspect, of the emotions of flight".” The ectoplasmic forms which appear in Fillìa's paintings of the late twenties and early thirties contrast with the rigidity of his earlier work and were taken up to explore the subconscious. His interest in the spiritual aspects of art turned to religious painting from 1930 to 1933, he had large exhibitions at Padua, La Spezia and Florence and in 1932 co-authored the Manifesto of Sacred Futurist Art with Marinetti. He had an interest in architecture, designing the Futurist Pavilion at the 1928 International Exhibition in Turin. Fillìa's activities as an organizer and polemicist, which he continued through his contact with the avant-garde in his numerous trips to Paris, ended with his death at Turin in 1936 at the age of thirty-two.

There are works by Fillìa in the collections of the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Rome, the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Turin, in a number of private collections. His Works Senza titolo, 1923, is by Museo Cantonale d'Arte of Lugano. Page at

37th Panzergrenadier Brigade (Bundeswehr)

The 37th Panzergrenadier Brigade "Free State of Saxony" is a mechanised infantry brigade of the German Army. The brigade is headquartered at Saxony; the history of the brigade began in 1990 with the dissolution of the GDR's National People's Army. In 1991, the brigade was established from the 7th Panzer Division of the NVA as Homeland Security Brigade 37. In 1993, the training of the first conscripts began. In 1995, the brigade was renamed Panzergrenadier Brigade 37, relocated from Dresden to Frankenberg/Saxony, before it was renamed 1996 as Jägerbrigade 37; the brigade consisted at that time of a paratrooper battalion, a mountain light infantry battalion, a Panzergrenadierbataillon. In 1997, the brigade assisted with the Oder flood; when the 39th Panzer Brigade "Thüringen" was dissolved in 2001, the brigade took over the 391st Panzer Grenadier Battalion and the 39th Tank Battalion. The brigade transferred the 373th Parachute Battalion to the 31st Airborne Brigade. In 2001-2002 the brigade provided the bulk of the 4th German contingent to SFOR in Bosnia.

In 2004-2005 the brigade provided forces for the 6th German ISAF task force and the 2nd rotation for the German "PRT Kunduz" in Afghanistan. In 2005, the dissolution of Self-Propelled Artillery Battalion 375 took place. In 2006, the brigade provided forces for the 11th German ISAF rotation and took over Logistics Battalion 131 in Bad Frankenhausen. On January 25, 2007, the Panzerpionierkompanie 390 was disbanded at Bad Salzungen; the brigade again became a panzergrenadier formation on 1 April 2007. In addition, Repair Battalion 131 became Logistics Battalion 131 and Pioneer Battalion 701 the Panzerpionierbataillon 701. In addition, the Panzeraufklärungsbataillon 13 was reclassified to the Aufklärungsbataillon 13; the Jägerbataillon 371 was reclassified in July 2007 as Panzer Grenadier Battalion 371. In 2008, Mountain Battalion 571 dissolved; the brigade is now part of the 10th Panzer Division. Translated from the equivalent German article

Ogden Phipps Handicap

The Ogden Phipps Stakes is an American Grade I Thoroughbred horse race for run annually in mid June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Contested on dirt at a distance of ​1 1⁄16 miles, the race is open to fillies and mares, four years of age and up. Inaugurated in 1961 as the Hempstead Handicap, it was not run again until 1970, it was raced under that name until 2002 when it was renamed in honor of prominent owner and breeder, Ogden Phipps. His horses won this race in 1988 and 1990; the race was run at ​1 1⁄2 miles for both sexes in 1961. It was hosted by Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York from 1972 through 1974. Speed record: 1:39.69 – Midnight Bisou Most wins: 2 – Heatherten 2 – Sightseek 2 – Take D'Tour Most wins by a jockey: 5 – Eddie Maple Most wins by a trainer: 3 – H. Allen Jerkens 3 – Claude R. McGaughey III 3 – Robert J. Frankel 3 – Todd Pletcher 3 – William I. Mott 3 – Kiaran McLaughlin Most wins by an owner: 3 – Juddmonte Farms Odgen Phipps Handicap at Pedigree Query Odgen Phipps Handicap at the NTRA Ten Things You Should Know About the Ogden Phipps Handicap at Hello Race Fans