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Oscar Schmidt

Oscar Daniel Bezerra Schmidt is a retired Brazilian professional basketball player. He is known as Oscar Schmidt Bezerra in Spain, where he played for Fórum Valladolid for the 1993–94 and 1994–95 seasons, Oscar, or Mão Santa, in his homeland. Schmidt was 2.05 m tall and weighed 107 kg. He was born in Natal, Rio Grande do Brazil, he is considered to be the all-time leading scorer in the history of basketball, with 49,737 career points scored. He is a record holder for the longest career span of a professional basketball player, the top scorer in the history of the Summer Olympic Games, he was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. On August 20, 2010, Schmidt was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame, in recognition of his play in international competition. On September 8, 2013, Schmidt was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. While playing with E. C. Sírio of the Brazilian Basketball Championship, Schmidt won both the South American Club Championship and the FIBA Intercontinental Cup in 1979.

He was drafted by the New Jersey Nets in the sixth round of the 1984 NBA Draft, had several other opportunities to play in the NBA, but declined them all in order to continue to play for Brazil's senior national team. Schmidt won the Italian Cup with JuveCaserta in 1988, he was the Top Scorer of the Italian Basketball League 7 times. He led the Spanish Basketball League in scoring in 1994, while he was a member of Valladolid. While playing in Italy, he earned a fan in future NBA star Kobe Bryant, who called Schmidt one of his childhood idols and said Schmidt could have been one of the greatest in the NBA if he had played there, he returned to his native Brazil in 1995, to play once again in the Brazilian Basketball Championship with S. C. Corinthians Paulista, was the league's top scorer 8 times, he retired on May 26, 2003. With the senior Brazilian national basketball team, Schmidt played in five Summer Olympics and was the top scorer in three of them. However, he never went past the quarterfinals.

In the 1980 Summer Olympics, he scored 169 points, for a 24.1 average. He again scored 169 points in seven games in the 1984 Summer Olympics, his best Olympic performance was the 1988 Summer Olympics. He scored 338 points, for an average of 42.3 points per game. In 1992, he scored 198 points in eight games, in 1996, he scored 219 points in 8 games. In 38 career Olympic basketball games, Schmidt scored a record of 1,093 points, for an average of 28.8 points per game. He is the all-time career leader in total points scored in the FIBA World Cup, having scored a total of 906 points in 34 games, for a scoring average of 26.7 points per game. He won the bronze medal and made the All-Tournament Team at the 1978 FIBA World Cup, made the All-Tournament Teams of both the 1986 FIBA World Cup and the 1990 FIBA World Cup, which he led in scoring, averaging 34.6 points per game. Schmidt played in the gold-medal match of the 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis; the US national team, composed of college players at those games, featured two All-Americans in David Robinson and Danny Manning, two NCAA Championship Final Four MVPs, in Pervis Ellison and Keith Smart, other future NBA players, such as Rex Chapman and Dan Majerle.

Brazil faced a 68–54 halftime deficit. Schmidt finished with 46 points, in a 120–115 win. In 2004, Schmidt started his career in management, he was the CEO of "Telemar Rio de Janeiro", a Brazilian professional basketball team which won the "Campeonato Carioca" in 2004, the Brazilian Championship in 2005. In 2006, along with other Brazilian basketball greats such as Paula and Hortência, led the NLB: Nossa Liga de Basquete, an attempted rival to the Brazilian Basketball Championship. However, the league folded a year later. On May 13, 2013, Schmidt had brain surgery to excise a malignant tumor. At first, nobody knew about it except for his family; the press found out about the disease fifteen days after the surgery at a dinner celebrating the 50th anniversary of the two-time World Champion senior men's Brazilian National Team. Schmidt did not appear; the disease is now in remission. In 2016, he was one of the guests at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, alongside other Brazilian celebrities such as model Gisele Bündchen, actor Gustavo Goulart, singer Caetano Veloso, among others.

S. E. Palmeiras: Brazilian Basketball Championship: 1974–78 E. C. Sírio: Brazilian Basketball Championship: 1978–82 JuveCaserta: Italian Second Division: 1982–83 JuveCaserta: Italian Basketball League: 1983–90 Pavia: Italian Second Division: 1990–91 Pavia: Italian Basketball League: 1991–92 Pavia: Italian Second Division: 1992–93 Valladolid: Spanish Basketball League: 1993–95 S. C. Corinthians Paulista: Brazilian Basketball Championship: 1995–97 Barueri: Brazilian Basketball Championship: 1997–98 Mackenzie: Brazilian Basketball Championship: 1998–99 C. R. Flamengo: Brazilian Basketball Championship: 1999–03 All-time leading scorer: 1,093 points Most Points in a series: 338 Highest average in series: 42.3 Most Points in a Game: 55 Oldest player to score 40 or more points: 38 yrs and 155 days Tied for most appearances by a basketball player: 5 Considered basketball's unofficial all-time leader in points scored: 49,737 caree

Dougan Round Barn

The Dougan Round Barn in Beloit, United States, was a round barn, built in 1911. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, it was demolished in 2012. The barn served as a dairy barn until 1968. At its peak the farm had 120 cows; the owner of the farm was Wesson J. Dougan, a Methodist pastor who gave up the ministry when he became deaf, he purchased his farm in 1906, established the Dougan Dairy, finished building the round barn in 1911. A pioneer in scientific farming and dairy management practices, Dougan was recognized in 1926 by the University of Wisconsin's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with an Honorary Recognition Award, for combining "so skillful husbandry with a high type of rural life that his work has been a constructive influence in the dairy industry. In this he has achieved high ideals to an unusual degree." When he retired, his son Ronald A Dougan took over the family's three farms, the dairy, the milk delivery business, the hybrid seed corn business.

The story of the farm is told in a three-volume series of books by writer and university professor Jacqueline Dougan Jackson, the founder's granddaughter

Tiempos Nuevos

Tiempos Nuevos is the debut album by Mexican singer-songwriter Irán Castillo, released by Sony Music in the United States and Mexico on September 2, 1997. The Sony Music label released "Yo Por Él" as the first single in Mexico, successful in that time. Following the singles "Locos De Amor", "La Flor Del Paraíso" with a special remix. "La Flor Del Paraíso" – 3:44 "Soy Una Mujer" – 3:46 "Por Amor" – 3:29 "Yo Por Él" – 4:32 "Si No Estás Aquí" – 4:41 "Por Mi Piel " – 3:46 "Locos De Amor" – 3:49 "Devuélveme El Corazón" – 4:28 "Si Yo Fuera Tu Chica" – 4:12 "Tiempos Nuevos" – 4:44 Irán Castillo: Lead and background vocals. Acoustic Bass: Alex Zepeda as a special guest Background vocals - Paty Tanus, Laura Barbosa, Mary Chuy, Magui Vera, Irán Castillo. Bass: Pepe Hernandez, Mario Figueroa. Sax Solo: Hammadi D. Bayard. Electric guitar: Carlos Cabral Trumpet, Fluglehorn: Chucho Lopez, Hammadi D. Bayard, Felix Mendez. Mix: Isaias G. Asbun. Art: Cesar Saldaña Aguas Photography: Ricardo Trabulsi. Logo: Jose Manuel Ponce