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Pat Benatar

Patricia Mae Giraldo, known professionally as Pat Benatar, is an American singer, songwriter and four-time Grammy Award winner. She has two RIAA-certified multi-platinum albums, five platinum albums, three gold albums, 15 Billboard Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits "Hit Me with Your Best Shot", "Love Is a Battlefield", "We Belong", "Invincible". Benatar was nominated for 2020 induction into the Roll Hall of Fame. Pat Benatar was born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski on January 10, 1953, in Greenpoint, New York City, her mother, was a beautician, her father, Andrew Andrzejewski, was a sheet-metal worker. Her father was of Polish descent and her mother was of German and Irish ancestry, her family moved to North Hamilton Avenue in Lindenhurst, New York, a village in the Long Island town of Babylon. Benatar became interested in theater and began voice lessons, singing her first solo at the age of eight, at Daniel Street Elementary School, a song called "It Must Be Spring". At Lindenhurst Senior High School, she participated in musical theater, playing Queen Guinevere in the school production of Camelot, marching in the homecoming parade, singing at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, performing a solo of "The Christmas Song" on a holiday recording of the Lindenhurst High School Choir in her senior year.

Benatar trained as a coloratura with plans to attend the Juilliard School, but decided instead to pursue health education at Stony Brook University. At 19, after one year at Stony Brook, she dropped out to marry her first husband, high school sweetheart Dennis Benatar, an army draftee who trained at Fort Jackson, South Carolina served with the Army Security Agency at Fort Devens, before being stationed at Fort Lee, where he remained on duty for three years. In 1971, Benatar quit her job to pursue a singing career after being inspired by a Liza Minnelli concert she saw in Richmond, she got a job as a singing waitress at a nightclub named The Roaring Twenties and got a spot singing in the lounge band Coxon's Army, a regular at Sam Miller's basement club. The band was the subject of a never-aired PBS special; the period yielded Benatar's first and only single until her eventual 1979 single: "Day Gig", Trace Records and produced by Coxon's Army band leader Phil Coxon and locally released in Richmond.

In 1975, Benatar performed at an amateur night at the comedy club Catch a Rising Star in New York. Her rendition of Judy Garland's "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody" earned her a callback by club owner Rick Newman, who became her manager; the couple moved to New York following Dennis Benatar's discharge from the Army, Pat Benatar became a regular member at Catch a Rising Star for the next three years. In 1975 she landed the part of Zephyr in Harry Chapin's futuristic rock musical, The Zinger, which ran for a month in 1976 at the Performing Arts Foundation's Playhouse in Huntington Station, Long Island. Halloween 1977 proved a pivotal night in Benatar's spandexed stage persona, she entered a Halloween contest at the Cafe Figaro in Greenwich Village dressed as a character from the film Cat-Women of the Moon. That evening, she went onstage at Catch a Rising Star still in costume. Between appearances at Catch a Rising Star, she recorded commercial jingles for Pepsi-Cola and a number of regional brands.

She headlined New York City's Tramps nightclub over four days in spring 1978, where her performance was heard by representatives from several record companies. She was signed to Chrysalis Records by co-founder Terry Ellis the following week. Pat Benatar and Dennis Benatar divorced shortly after. Benatar's debut album In the Heat of the Night was released in August 1979, reached #12 in the US in early 1980. Mike Chapman produced three tracks on the album. In addition and his songwriting partner, Nicky Chinn, wrote three songs that appear on the LP: "In the Heat of the Night" and "If You Think You Know How to Love Me" which were recorded by Smokie, a rearranged version of a song they wrote for Sweet, "No You Don't"; the album featured two songs written by Roger Capps and Benatar, "I Need a Lover" written by John Mellencamp, "Don't Let It Show", written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson. The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in December 1980. In Canada it was certified 4× platinum where it peaked at number 3 on the RPM albums chart."If You Think You Know How to Love Me" was the first single to be released on September 14, 1979.

However, it was unsuccessful. Benatar's second single "Heartbreaker" was released on October 26, 1979 and became a hit, climbing to #23 in the US. A third single "We Live for Love", written by her future husband Neil Giraldo, was released in February 1980, reached US #27. In August 1980, Benatar released her LP, Crimes of Passion, featuring her signature song "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" along with the controversial song "Hell Is for Children", inspired by reading a series of articles in the New York Times about child abuse in America. "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" was her first single to break the US Top 10 and sold more than one million copies in the United States. The album peaked for five consecutive weeks at #2 in the US in January 1981 and sold over fi

2001 Speedway World Cup Final

The 2001 Speedway World Cup Final was the fifth and last race of the 2001 Speedway World Cup season. It took place on 7 July 2001 in the Olympic Stadium in Poland. Australian rider Jason Crump became the first rider since the legendary Swedish rider Ove Fundin in the inaugural Speedway World Team Cup in 1960 to go through the entire tournament undefeated. M - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • T - exclusion for touching the tapes • X - other exclusion • E - retired or mechanical failure • F - fell Crump, Cegielski, N. Pedersen, Nilsen Hamill, Protasiewicz, B. Pedersen, M. Karlsson T. Gollob, Rickardsson, Clausen Sullivan, Jensen, Janniro, Ułamek Jonsson, Adams, B. Andersen, Krzyżaniak, Cook Jonsson, Cegielski, Sullivan Adams, Jensen, Werner Crump, T. Gollob, B. Andersen, M. Karlsson, Janniro Ułamek, Rickardsson, N. Pedersen, Wiltshire T. Gollob, Klingberg, N. Pedersen, Hancock M. Karlsson, Cook, Jensen Sullivan, Hancock, Protasiewicz, B. Andersen T. Gollob, N. Pedersen, Hamill, Klingberg Crump, B.

Pedersen, Ułamek, Jonsson Nilsen, Clausen, Krzyżaniak, Hancock Rickardsson, Cegielski, B. Pedersen, Janniro Crump, Protasiewicz, B. Pedersen, Cook T. Gollob, Wiltshire, Jensen Ułamek, Hamill, B. Andersen, Nilsen N. Pedersen, Krzyżaniak, Sullivan, M. Karlsson, Cook Cegielski, B. Andersen, Klingberg, Hamill N. Pedersen, Protasiewicz, M. Karlsson, Janniro T. Gollob, Cook, B. Pedersen, Nilsen Adams, Ułamek, Hancok, M. Karlsson Crump, Hamill, Krzyżaniak Motorcycle speedway

Safyaan Sharif

Safyaan Mohammed Sharif is a Scottish cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman. In May 2018, he was signed by the English side Derbyshire County Cricket Club to play in the 2018 Royal London One-Day Cup and 2018 t20 Blast tournaments. In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Edmonton Royals franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament. In July 2019, he was selected to play for the Glasgow Giants in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament. However, the following month the tournament was cancelled. Sharif made his debut for Scotland in a One Day International against the Netherlands in the 2011-13 Intercontinental Cup One-Day competition in June 2011, taking figures of 4/27; the following month he played two further One Day International's in the tri-nation series against Ireland and Sri Lanka, with both matches played at The Grange, Edinburgh. He made four List A appearances against English counties in the 2011 Clydesdale Bank 40. In September 2011, Sharif made his first-class debut in the 2011-13 ICC Intercontinental Cup against Namibia at the Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek.

Following the match he played in Scotland's two List A matches against Namibia, which formed part of the ICC Intercontinental Cup One-Day competition. During the tour, he made four Twenty20 appearances against the hosts, taking 8 wickets at an average of 10.37, with best figures of 3/29. In February 2012, he made his second first-class appearance against the United Arab Emirates in the Intercontinental Cup, he was selected as part of Scotland's squad for the World Twenty20 Qualifier which proceeds their series against the United Arab Emirates. In March 2018, during the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier match against Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo, Sharif took his first five-wicket haul in ODIs; the match finished as a tie, with Sharif named as the player of the match, with figures of five wickets for 33 runs off 8.4 overs. Following the conclusion of the Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament, the International Cricket Council named Sharif as the rising star of Scotland's squad.

In September 2019, he was named in Scotland's squad for the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament in the United Arab Emirates. He was the leading wicket-taker for Scotland in the tournament, with thirteeen dismissals in seven matches. Safyaan Sharif at ESPNcricinfo


Burdur is a city southwestern Turkey and the seat of the Burdur Province of Turkey. It is located at 37.7202778°N 30.2908333°E / 37.7202778. Its estimated 2010 population is 78,389. Whilst there is evidence of habitation in the province dating back to 6500 BC, the earliest sign of habitation in the city itself dates to Early Bronze Age. Artifacts from this period have been found in the site of today's railway station. In antiquity, the area was part of the region of Pisidia, it has been proposed. It is known that in the Byzantine era, the city existed with the name Polydorion, from which the current name is derived. No remains of Polydorion survive to this day. Burdur may occupy the site of a town called Praetoria; the history of the urban development of Burdur is held to begin with the Turkish settlement after the Seljuq victory at the Battle of Manzikert in 1071. In the late 11th century, the Kınalı tribe of the Oghuz Turks captured the Burdur area and settled there. Turks became the majority of the population of the area after 1211, establishing a number of villages in addition to expanding the town.

The first Turkish settlement was in an area known as Hamam Bendi that had a lower elevation than today's city but was farther to the lake than the ancient town of Limnombria. These residents used the site of today's Grand Mosque of Burdur as an open marketplace, known as Alanpazarı. Realising the high incidence of malaria in the area they had settled, these residents moved uphill, away from the lake; these first residents had not submitted to any state, but Kilij Arslan II, the Seljuq Sultan of Rum, captured the area in 1177 and imposed his sovereignty over the local tribes. The town remained under the undisputed sovereignty of the Sultanate of Rum between 1206 and 1260, when it was captured by the Mongol Empire. Developing commerce in the port of Antalya increased the significance of Burdur as a centre of commerce. Tragacanth obtained from the mountains of Psidia, wine from Kütahya, wax and tar from many parts of Anatolia passed through Burdur, in exchange of which Egyptian spices and sugar was traded.

In 1300, the Hamidids under Dündar Bey captured Burdur. Dündar Bey had the Grand Mosque of Burdur built around a hilly area in 1300, the town subsequently developed around the mosque; the Hamidids administered Burdur as a district under the town of Eğirdir. The Ilkhanate captured Burdur in 1324 under the governor of Anatolia, Timurtash. Dündar Bey's son, İshak Çelebi, recaptured Burdur in 1328. Traveller Ibn Battuta visited the town in 1330. In the account of his visit, he described Burdur as a town blessed with natural beauty and a number of orchards and farms, centred around the Burdur Castle near the Grand Mosque. No trace of the castle remains today except for the names of some of the streets, indicating that with the lack of a strategic requirement for a castle, it was destroyed; the account indicates the presence of a guild of ahis controlling commerce and production. By comparing the description of Burdur with the presentation of other cities such as Eğirdir and Denizli, it can be deduced that Burdur was a minor urban centre with limited commerce.

It was still a stop on the trade route between Konya, the cities of the Black Sea and the ports of the Aegean Sea. Burdur was captured by the Ottoman Empire in 1391, it was a district centre and a small town under the Sanjak of Hamid. As of 1478, Burdur had three being Muslim and one being Christian; the largest of these was the Cami quarter of the Muslims. Burdur has a continental Mediterranean climate with cold, snowy winters and hot and dry summers. Mehmet Akif Ersoy University is located in Burdur. Burdurlu Dervish Mehmed Pasha Ottoman Grand Vizier 1818-1820 Burdurlu Ahmet Şükrü Pasha Ottoman Military Doctor, with major improvements in medical awards Governor's official website Site with a few pictures Very many pictures of the Archaeological Museum Burdur News


Stura was a department of the French Consulate and of the First French Empire in present-day Italy. It was named after the river Stura di Demonte, it was formed in 1802. Its capital was Cuneo; the department was disbanded after the defeat of Napoleon in 1814. At the Congress of Vienna, the Savoyard King of Sardinia was restored in all its previous realms and domains, including Piedmont, its territory corresponded less with that of the present-day Italian province of Cuneo. The department was subdivided into the following arrondissements and cantons: Cuneo, cantons: Borgo San Dalmazzo, Busca, Centallo, Demonte, San Damiano, Valgrana and Vinadio. Alba, cantons: Alba, Bra, Cortemilia, Guarene, La Morra and Sommariva del Bosco. Mondovì, cantons: Bene, Carrù, Mondovì, Rocca de' Baldi and Villanova. Saluzzo, cantons: Barge, Paesana, Sampeyre, Saluzzo and Verzuolo. Savigliano, cantons: Cavallermaggiore, Costigliole, Fossano and Savigliano, its population in 1812 was 431,438, its area was 857,216 hectares.

The Geographical Dictionary portable 1809 summarized the Department of Stura: "Climate rough, hilly ground, produces abundant fruit, mulberry, chestnut woods, some cattle, many horses, mules excellent, mines gold and silver, marble quarries, gold flakes in the rivers, mineral waters. Its inhabitants are simple, small, excellent foot: soft and laboring women. Great trade for Lyon silk, truffles, livestock, marble, few factories and mills." 26 August 1802 - 1803 Jean Laurent de Grégory, comte de Marcorengo 24 September 1803 - 1810 Pierre Amédée Vincent Joseph Marie Arborio-Biamino 30 November 1811 - 12 March 1813 Auguste Joseph Baude de La Vieuville 12 March 1813 - March 1813 Antoine Louis Campan 25 March 1813 - 1814 Louis-Honoré-Félix Le Peletier d'Aunay The river Stura di Demonte, tributary of the Tanaro. The rivers Stura di Lanzo and Stura del Monferrato, both tributaries of the Po

What Do I Care

"What Do I Care" is a song written and recorded by Johnny Cash. It was issued on his first Columbia Records single, released between September and November 1958."What Do I Care" reached number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 7 on the Billboard country chart, while "All Over Again" made it to number 38 and number 4, respectively. "What Do I Care" represents a strong piece of philosophical wisdom from Cash. "What do I care if I never have much money, sometimes my table looks a little bare / Anything that I may missis made up for each time we kiss, you love me and I love you so what do I care." It's an inspired ballad and Johnny's future protégés the Statler Brothers would record a fine version of the song for their 1974 Mercury Records album Carry Me Back