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RAC Tourist Trophy

The RAC Tourist Trophy is a motor racing award presented by the Royal Automobile Club to the overall victor of an motor race in the United Kingdom. Established in 1905, it is the world's oldest continuous motor race; the 18-carat gold trophy is based on Giambologna's sculpture of the Greek god Hermes. Series to have featured the trophy include the World Sportscar Championship, the FIA GT Cup, the World Touring Car Championship, the European Touring Car Championship, the FIA GT Championship, the British Touring Car Championship, the FIA GT1 World Championship, the overall winners of the British GT Championship in the 1999, 2000, 2003 and 2004 seasons, it has been presented to the overall winners of the Silverstone Circuit round of the FIA World Endurance Championship from 2013 on. The race was first contested on the Isle of Man in 1905 and continued to be held on the island until 1922, it moved to the Ards Circuit on Northern Ireland's public roads in 1928 after an article written by the journalist Wallace McLeod in a Belfast newspaper suggested it occur in the area and the inventor Harry Ferguson helped the RAC to find a suitable track.

Donington Park staged the trophy's following two races in 1937 and 1938 after a major accident involving a Riley car during the 1936 edition killed eight onlookers and injured another 25. Following the Second World War, it returned to Northern Ireland and was held on the shorter Dundrod Circuit. Since the race has occurred on permanent racing circuits rather than closed public road tracks. John Napier in an Arrol-Johnston was the event's inaugural winner in 1905; the first non-British driver to win the race was the Frenchman Jean Chassagne, who drove a Sunbeam Tourist Trophy car to victory in the 1922 race. Italian driver Tazio Nuvolari became the first driver in history to claim the trophy in 1933 to accompany it with an overall victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the same year; the winners has been decided by the disqualification of drivers on three occasions, in 2010 to the Nissan pair of Jamie Campbell-Walter and Warren Hughes after the Aston Martin Young Driver AMR pair of Darren Turner and Tomáš Enge lost the victory due to excess wear on their car's plank. in 2016 when Audi's Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer were disqualified for a skid block infringement and promoted Porsche's Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb to first, in 2018 after two Toyota TS050 Hybrids were disqualified for a failed post-race test and elevated Rebellion Racing drivers Mathias Beche, Thomas Laurent and Gustavo Menezes to the victory.

The current winners are Kamui Kobayashi and José María López for Toyota. Official website

Uniform Invoice lottery

The Uniform Invoice or Unified Invoice, better known as the Taiwan receipt lottery, is a form of state lottery managed by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of China. The lottery was conceptualized by the first Kuomintang finance chief, Jen Hsien-qun, to boost tax revenues in the early days of the KMT government; the introduction of this lottery on January 1, 1951 encouraged locals to obtain receipts for every purchase made with businesses with a monthly turnover of NT$200,000 and above. As a result, the Finance Ministry collected NT$51 million that year, representing a 75% increase from the NT$29 million collected in 1950; the lottery drawing in Taiwan falls on the 25th of every odd-numbered month, i.e. January, May, July and November. Six sets of eight-digit numbers are drawn and announced in a'live' televised ceremony presented by an emcee, during which four models roll out the winning numbers from hand-turned lottery machines. Six prizes are announced during the ceremony; as of 2011, the “Special Prize” has been increased from NT$2 million to NT$10 million.

“First Prize” of NT$200,000 are offered to customers with the receipts matching the 8-digit numbers drawn. Subsequent prizes valued at NT$40,000, NT$10,000, NT$4,000, NT$1,000 and NT$200 are available to receipt holders who match the final 7, 6, 5, 4 and 3 digits on their invoices. In keeping with Taiwan's "convenience store culture", some major convenience store chains will redeem receipts for the smallest prize by allowing customers to buy that amount of products with a winning receipt. In conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the invoice lottery, the Finance Ministry announced a 33% increase in the total prize value to NT$7 billion in 2011; the Ministry started an e-invoice initiative in 2006 with the intention of facilitating e-commerce and reducing the number of receipts that need to be physically printed. Lee Sush-der of the Ministry of Finance indicated that if 8 billion paper receipts could be replaced with e-invoices, 80,000 trees could be saved; the intermediate goal is to reduce the invoice process cost by NT$7.4 billion by 2013, with an expected total savings of NT$120 billion once comprehensive e-invoicing becomes the norm.

E-receipts set for trial run. Gambling in Taiwan Economy of Taiwan Uniform Invoice Main Page

PiĆ” (footballer, born 1973)

Reginaldo Revelino Jandoso known as Piá was a Brazilian football player and manager. He spent most of his career in São Paulo state and played over 100 matches in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. Born in Cornélio Procópio, Paraná to Divino Jandoso and Benedita Fernandes Jandoso, Piá moved to Limeira, São Paulo state at young age, he started his career at Internacional of Limeira. He finished as the champion of 1996 Campeonato Paulista Série A2, it was reported. In mid-1996 he left for Santos FC, where he made his Campeonato Brasileiro Série A debut with team in 1996 season. After played for the team at 1997 Copa do Brasil and 1997 Campeonato Paulista, he left the club. In 1998 season he played for Bragantino at 1998 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. In 1999 season he switched to play for Ponte Preta. In 2000 season he returned to Santos and played at 2000 Campeonato Paulista and 2000 Copa do Brasil, he returned to Ponte Preta and stayed with team for 3½ seasons. He was injured in the first round of 2003 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, missed a few months.

2004In 2004 season he left for Corinthians Paulista, but only played 5 times in 2004 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. In June he left the club for Portuguesa de Desportos, he made his Série B debut for the club on 3 July 2004, winning Santo André 3–0. Since he was the absolute starter of the team, only missed the last round and round 15. 2005In January 2005 he was signed by Corinthians of Alagoas state. At the mid of Campeonato Alagoano, he was loaned to Santa Cruz in April, for 2005 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, he played his club debut on 8 May 2005, replacing Otacilio in 80th minute, winning Portuguesa de Desportos 1–0. In September he was re-signed by Ponte Preta for 2005 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. 2006In January 2006 he left for União São João of 2006 Campeonato Paulista Série A2. In May he left for São Raimundo of Amazonas state, for 2006 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, he made his club debut on 27 May 2006, winning Ituano 2–1. 2007In February 2007, Piá returned to União São João, after a brief trail at PAOK.

He was an unused bench for PAOK against Panathinaikos on 3 February 2007. With União São João, he finished as the fourth of Group B of the second phase of 2007 Campeonato Paulista Série A2, he played 18 league matches and scored 7 goals for the club, as team second scorer, 1 goal behind Thiago Tremonti. In August he left for Ituano of 2007 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B; the team relegated. He scored his debut goal on 4 September 2007, winning Gama 2–0, he invited to play at 2007 Copa Gazeta de Limeira, for amateur side Esporte Clube Santa Cruz, which the team winning the cup of the city. 2008In January 2008, he started the season in Campeonato Paulista Série A2 with Comercial of Ribeirão Preto. He made his club debut on 23 round 2 of the state league, he played the next match. On 31 January 2008 he switched to Rio Preto, for Campeonato Paulista Série A1, he made his club debut on 2 February, losing to Marília 1–3. In total he played. In May he was signed by Sampaio Corrêa of Maranhão state, for 2008 Campeonato Maranhense and 2008 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C.

He was released in July. In August he returned to União São João for 2008 Copa Paulista, which he scored 3 goals in 7 club appearances, he played for Santa Cruz of Limeira, scored 2 goals in 2008 Copa Gazeta de Limeira. The team was eliminated in the semi-final. 2009In January 2009 he extended his contract with União São João, for 2009 Campeonato Paulista Série A2. He scored 5 goals in the state league, behind Andre Luiz. In July 2009 he left for Campeonato Brasileiro Série C side Gama, made his club debut on 5 July 2009, against Mixto, but left the club after the 7th game, as the team failed to qualify for the next stage, he was signed by CSA on 29 July 2009, for 2009 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D. He scored a debut goal on 1 August, winning Sergipe 2–0; the team 2–2 draw in the next round on 9 August, thus failed to qualify for the next stage. He played the 2009 edition of Copa Gazeta de Limeira. 2010In February 2010 he left returned to Comercial, after informally agreed a deal with Sport Club Barueri He played for the team at 2010 Campeonato Paulista Série A3, scored 2 goals.

In June he left for Independente of Limeira, played at 2010 Campeonato Paulista Segunda Divisão, scored twice in 6 games, including 2 derby against his former club Inter de Limeira. The team failed to advance to the next stage, finished as the 6th in Group 3; the first stage divided into 6 groups. He played at 2010 Copa Gazeta for América of Iracemápolis. 2011On 20 December 2010 he joined Aparecidense until the end of 2011 Campeonato Goiano. He left for Seringueira Kahel and played in 2011 Copa Gazeta. 2013He was a player for União São João in 2013 Campeonato Paulista Série A3. In 2001, he was found guilty of illegal possession of a weapon, which happened in 1997, he acquitted a murder case which happened in 1999, on 3 April 2008. He was arrested again in 2014 for alleged robbery on ATMs. Campeonato Paulista Série A2: 1996 Brazilian League stats. at Futpedia Piá at Soccerway