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Molly Ringwald

Molly Kathleen Ringwald is an American actress and author. She was cast in her first major role as Molly in the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life after a casting director saw her playing an orphan in a stage production of the musical Annie, she and several other members of the original Facts of Life cast were let go when the show was reworked by the network. She subsequently made her motion picture debut in the independent film Tempest, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. Ringwald is known for her collaborations with filmmaker John Hughes, having appeared in three of his films. After appearing in the successful Hughes films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Ringwald became a teen icon, she starred in The Pick-up Artist, Fresh Horses and For Keeps. She starred in many films in the 1990s, most notably Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story, The Stand, Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade. Ringwald is part of the "Brat Pack" and she was ranked number 1 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.

Since 2017, Ringwald has portrayed Mary Andrews on The CW television series Riverdale. Ringwald was born in Roseville, the daughter of Adele Edith, a housewife and chef, Robert Scott "Bob" Ringwald, a jazz pianist, blind. Ringwald has two siblings and Kelly, an older brother who died before she was born, she started her acting career at age five, appearing in a stage production of Alice in Wonderland as the Dormouse. The next year, she recorded "I Wanna Be Loved by You", a music album of Dixieland jazz with her father and his group, the Fulton Street Jazz Band. Ringwald graduated from the Lycée Français de Los Angeles. In 1978, at the age of 10, Ringwald was chosen to play Kate in the West Coast production of Annie, performing in Los Angeles. In 1979, Ringwald appeared on the TV series Diff'rent Strokes and was selected to become part of a large cast of that show's spin-off The Facts of Life, she played a perky, feminist student at Eastland Girls School. At the beginning of the second season, the show underwent a major revamp and most of the cast, including Ringwald, were cut from the show.

Ringwald said that Nancy McKeon replaced her to play a new character named Jo. In 1980, Ringwald performed as a lead vocalist on two Disney albums. On the patriotic album Yankee Doodle Mickey, Ringwald sang "This Is My Country", "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "God Bless America", she performed one track, "The First Noel", on a Disney Christmas album, "Disney's Merry Christmas Carols." Turning toward motion pictures, she got a key supporting role in the 1982 film Tempest, directed by Paul Mazursky with top casting director Juliet Taylor, was subsequently nominated for a Golden Globe award for the role. Ringwald rose to prominence with her breakout role in Sixteen Candles, she was cast as Samantha Baker. Ringwald's performance gained critical acclaim. Ringwald would say, "It is not a good idea to do remakes of great classic films" when asked if there would be a remake to Sixteen Candles. Ringwald was regarded as a member of the so-called Brat Pack of 1980s teen actors but has said she was not part of that group.

Ringwald gained more success when she was cast in another John Hughes film, The Breakfast Club, a commercial and critical success. Ringwald was cast as Claire Standish, a spoiled, rich, so-called sophisticate, in detention for skipping class to go shopping. Ringwald's performance gained strong reviews; the following year, still in high school, she was cast as Andie Walsh in another successful Hughes film, Pretty In Pink. Ringwald's role as Andie went on to become one of her most recognizable performances; when first asked to be in Pretty in Pink, Ringwald was reluctant, but after seeing how hard it was for the producers to find a replacement for her, she decided she would portray Andie in the film. Ringwald was offered a role in another John Hughes film, Some Kind of Wonderful, but turned down the role as she felt it was too similar to the other films she worked on with Hughes. After Pretty In Pink, Ringwald planned to star in more mature roles. Ringwald was featured on the cover of the May 26, 1986 issue of Time magazine.

Ringwald was set to star in another Hughes film and Vinegar, but the film was scrapped when Hughes refused to rewrite the script. The film would have been about a soon-to-be-married man and a hitchhiking girl talking about their lives during the length of a car ride. In 1987, she was cast as Randy Jensen in The Pick-up Artist, opposite Robert Downey, Jr. in one of his first lead roles. It focused on a womanizer; the Pick-up Artist was met with mixed reviews while being a moderate commercial success. The following year she starred in For Keeps, a commercial success that received mixed reviews from critics but was well received by audiences, it is considered Ringwald's final teen movie. Ringwald portrayed Darcy Elliot, the editor at her high school paper, who becomes pregnant by her long-term boyfriend Stan, portrayed by Randall Batinkoff, her performance received positive reviews. The film was praised by some critics for showing the struggles of teen pregnancy, she was cast in Fresh Horses. The film was met with negative reviews and underperformed at the box office.

The film starred Andrew McCarthy, who worked with Ringwald in Pretty in Pink. In the early 1990s, Ringwald turned down the female lead roles in Pretty Woman and Ghost. In the

WBSC World Rankings

The WBSC World Rankings is a ranking system for national teams in baseball and softball. The teams of the member nations of the World Baseball Softball Confederation, baseball's world governing body, are ranked based on their tournament results with the most successful teams being ranked highest. A point system is used, with points being awarded based on the results of WBSC-recognized international tournaments. Under the existing system, rankings are based on a team's performance over the last four years, with major international tournaments awarded a higher weighting compared to minor international and continental tournaments. In January 2009, the International Baseball Federation first published a listing in rank order of its member associations to provide a basis for comparison of the relative strengths of these teams. Though focused on the respective men's senior teams of member nations, the current ranks include points awarded based on results at the IBAF'AAA' Junior and'AA' Youth Championships held during the tracking period.

Beginning in 2015, the rankings determine which twelve teams participate in the WBSC Premier12 tournament. The final rankings of 2018 saw a record 76 nations earning rankings; the initial women's baseball rankings were based upon results from past Women's Baseball World Cups. While the calculations of the women's rankings are similar to that of the men's, one main difference is that they are inclusive of the three most recent IBAF Women's Baseball World Cups whereas the men's rankings only include the last two. Points are weighted in favor of the more recent results. In the wake of the International Olympic Committee's decision to cut baseball from the 2012 Olympics program, the IBAF pushed the growth of women's baseball as to include a women's component in its bid for a reinstatement of the sport in future Olympics; the effort to unify the sports resulted in the merger of the IBAF with the International Softball Federation in 2013 to create the WBSC. As a result, the WBSC is responsible for ranking international men's and women's softball teams.

Points are awarded in the men's baseball rankings according to finishes in the Premier12, World Baseball Classic, U-23 Baseball World Cup, U-18 Baseball World Cup, U-15 Baseball World Cup and U-12 Baseball World Cup as follows. Baseball awards § World WBSC rankings

List of Polish composers

This is a list of notable and representative Polish composers. Note: This list should contain notable composers, best with an existing article on Wikipedia. If a notable Polish composer is missing and without an article, please add the name here. Wincenty z Kielczy Mikołaj z Radomia Piotr z Grudziądza Sebastian z Felsztyna Nicolaus Cracoviensis Wacław z Szamotuł Mikołaj Gomółka Marcin Leopolita Cyprian Bazylik Jan z Lublina Jakub Polak Sebastian Klonowic Krzysztof Klabon Wojciech Długoraj Diomedes Cato Mikołaj Zieleński Adam Jarzębski Franciszek Lilius Marcin Mielczewski Bartłomiej Pękiel Jacek Różycki Stanisław Sylwester Szarzyński Andrzej Siewiński Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki Michał Kazimierz Ogiński Bazyli Bohdanowicz Wojciech Żywny Antoni Habel Michał Kleofas Ogiński Ludwig-Wilhelm Tepper de Ferguson Józef Ksawery Elsner Franciszek Lessel Franciszek Ścigalski Karol Kurpiński Maria Szymanowska Karol Lipiński Franciszek Mirecki Eduard Sobolewski Jan Nepomucen Bobrowicz Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński Mateusz Rudkowski Julian Fontana Fryderyk Chopin Józef Władysław Krogulski Stanisław Moniuszko Michał Bergson Ignacy Krzyżanowski Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska Theodor Leschetizky Henryk Wieniawski Józef Wieniawski Władysław Żeleński Zygmunt Noskowski Maurycy Moszkowski Juliusz Zarębski Aleksander Michałowski Moritz Moszkowski Natalia Janotha Timothee Adamowski Konstanty Gorski Roman Statkowski Ignacy Jan Paderewski Otton Mieczysław Żukowski Leopold Godowsky Emil Młynarski Zygmunt Denis Antoni Jordan de Stojowski Witold Maliszewski Mieczysław Karłowicz Feliks Nowowiejski Grzegorz Fitelberg Karol Szymanowski Ludomir Różycki Anna Maria Klechniowska Jerzy Petersburski Józef Koffler Bolesław Szabelski Tadeusz Szeligowski Alexandre Tansman Bolesław Woytowicz Alexander Lipsky Kazimierz Wiłkomirski Bronisław Kaper Henryk Wars Roman Palester Zbigniew Turski Grażyna Bacewicz Roman Maciejewski Stefan Kisielewski Władysław Szpilman Irena Pfeiffer Witold Lutosławski Witold Rudziński Daniel Sternberg Jerzy Wasowski Andrzej Panufnik Edward Olearczyk Mieczysław Weinberg Witold Silewicz Kazimierz Serocki Henryk Czyż Krystyna Moszumańska-Nazar Włodzimierz Kotoński Witold Szalonek Tadeusz Baird Bogusław Schaeffer Józef Świder Krzysztof Komeda Andrzej Kurylewicz Wojciech Kilar Henryk Górecki Krzysztof Penderecki Aleksander Szeligowski André Tchaikowsky Marek Stachowski Marian Sawa Zygmunt Konieczny Zygmunt Krauze Tomasz Sikorski Andrzej Korzyński Krzysztof Meyer Joanna Bruzdowicz Marta Ptaszyńska Elżbieta Sikora Paweł Łukaszewski Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil Grażyna Krzanowska Jan A. P. Kaczmarek Krzesimir Dębski Paweł Szymański Zbigniew Preisner Zbigniew Karkowski Piotr Moss Michał Lorenc Jan Pogány Hanna Kulenty Bettina Skrzypczak Paweł Łukaszewski Piotr Rubik Paweł Mykietyn Kasia Glowicka Maciej Zieliński Marcel Chyrzyński Abel Korzeniowski Adam Sztaba Klaudia Pasternak Jagoda Szmytka List of Poles Music of Poland Professor Adrian Thomas: Before Chopin The Briefest History of Polish Music by Maria Anna Harley

Subic–Tipo Expressway

Subic–Tipo Expressway known as NLEx Segment 7, Subic Freeport Expressway, is a two-lane expressway in the Philippines 8.8 kilometers in length whose alignment traverses the provinces of Zambales and Bataan. The entire expressway is designated as Expressway 4 of the Philippine expressway network. Beginning at Rizal Highway, the expressway runs northward traversing the wetlands of the former Naval Exchange going towards Argonaut Highway; the alignment curves to the right as it crosses Argonaut Highway and goes up as it enters the Bataan National Park. The alignment veers on a southeasterly direction traversing the side slopes of the mountain; the road enters Bataan as it exits a national park and there are two Total service areas, with one before the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority security checkpoint for southbound lanes and near the checkpoint for northbound lanes. It will curve westward, pass into one river, repeats the same direction as before. There is an overpass before entering Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway.

Upon entering SCTEX, there is a toll plaza and the road forks into two, the left towards Jose Abad Santos Avenue and the right is a toll plaza leading to SCTEX. As part of NLEX Corporation's expansion and improvement of its toll roads, the expressway will be expanded to accommodate an additional carriageway inclusive of two bridges and a tunnel parallel to the existing ones. After the upgrade, the expressway will have two lanes each direction from its endpoint at SCTEX to its terminus at Olongapo. Name: Subic–Tipo Expressway Concession holder: NLEX Corporation Operator: Tollways Management Corporation Concession starting date: 1996 Concession ending date: December 31, 2037 Length: 8.8 km Highway exits: 3 Lanes: 2 lanes Toll plazas: 2 Rest and Service Areas: one, northbound side just before freeport gate Minimum Height Clearance on Underpasses: Expressways of the Philippines List of Expressways in the Philippines

Comparison of GIS vector file formats

The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of GIS vector file format. Please see the individual products' articles for further information. Unless otherwise specified in footnotes, comparisons are based on the stable versions without any add-ons, extensions or external programs. AutoCAD DXF – contour elevation plots in AutoCAD DXF format Cartesian coordinate system – simple point cloud Coverage – closed, hybrid vector data storage strategy. Legacy ArcGIS Workstation / ArcInfo format with reduced support in ArcGIS Desktop lineup. File Geodatabase – geodatabase format, stored as folders in a file system Geography Markup Language – XML based open standard for GIS data exchange Simple Features – specification for vector data storage that can be used in a GML container GeoJSON – open, lightweight format based on JSON, used by many open source GIS packages GeoMediaMicrosoft Access based format for spatial vector storage ISFC – MicroStation based CAD solution attaching vector elements to a relational Microsoft Access database MapInfo TAB format – format using TAB, DAT, ID and MAP files National Transfer Format – National Transfer Format Personal Geodatabase – closed, integrated vector data storage strategy using Microsoft's Access MDB format Shapefile – open, hybrid vector data format using SHP, SHX and DBF files Spatial Data File – high-performance geodatabase format, native to MapGuide TIGER – Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing Vector Product Format – National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's format of vectored data for large geographic databases

Fábio Abreu

Fábio Gonçalves Abreu is a professional footballer who plays for Moreirense F. C. and the Angolan national team as a striker. Born in Lisbon of Angolan descent, Abreu played youth football for three clubs, including Bacup Borough and Mossley in England. In 2012, he was loaned by C. S. Marítimo to amateurs Clube Desportivo Ribeira Brava – in the island of Madeira – to kickstart his senior career. Abreu spent the better part of his spell at the Estádio do Marítimo registered with the reserve side, his first Primeira Liga appearance with the first team occurred on 1 February 2015, when he came on as a late substitute in a 1−1 away draw against Académica de Coimbra. On 10 July 2017, Abreu signed a two-year deal with LigaPro team F. C. Penafiel as a free agent. In June 2019, he returned to the top division when he joined Moreirense F. C. for three seasons. Abreu won his first cap for Angola on 6 September 2019, featuring the entire 1−0 away win over Gambia for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, he scored his first goal in the return leg, a 2−1 victory in Luanda that qualified to the group phase.

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