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RPM (magazine)

RPM was a Canadian music industry publication that featured song and album charts for Canada. The publication was founded by Walt Grealis in February 1964, supported through its existence by record label owner Stan Klees. RPM ceased publication in November 2000. RPM stood for "Records, Music"; the magazine was reported to have variations in its title over the years such as RPM Weekly and RPM Magazine. RPM maintained several format charts, including Top Singles, Adult Contemporary, Urban, Rock/Alternative and Country Tracks for country music. On 21 March 1966, RPM expanded its Top Singles chart from 40 positions to 100. On December 6, 1980 the main chart became a Top 50 chart and remained this way until August 4, 1984 whereupon it returned to being a Top 100 Singles chart. For the first several weeks of its existence, the magazine did not compile a national chart, but printed the current airplay lists of several major market Top 40 stations. A national chart was introduced beginning with the June 22, 1964 issue, with its first-ever national #1 single being "Chapel of Love" by The Dixie Cups.

Prior to the introduction of RPM's national chart, the CHUM Chart from Toronto radio station CHUM was considered the de facto national chart. The final #1 single in the magazine was "Music" by Madonna. Since the closure of the RPM Music Publication, RPM Magazine a Street Machine, Race Car, Grudge Race car magazine has been in business and owns the copyright to the name RPM Magazine; the modern Juno Awards had their origins in an annual survey conducted by RPM since its founding year. Readers of the magazine were invited to mail in survey ballots to indicate their choices under various categories of people or companies; the RPM Awards poll was transformed into a formal awards ceremony, The Gold Leaf Awards in 1970. These became the Juno Awards in following years; the RPM Awards for 1964 were announced in the 28 December 1964 issue: Top male vocalist: Terry Black Top female singer: Shirley Matthews Most promising male vocalist: Jack London Most promising female vocalist: Linda Layne Top vocal instrumental group: The Esquires Top female vocal group: Girlfriends Top instrumental group: Wes Dakus & The Rebels Top folk group: The Courriers Top country male singer: Gary Buck Top country female singer: Pat Hervey Industry man of the year: Johnny Murphy of Cashbox Canada Top record company: Capitol Records of Canada Top Canadian Content record company: Capitol Records of Canada Top national record promoter: Paul White, Capitol Records of Canada Top regional record promoter: Ed Lawson, Quality Records Top album of the year: That Girl by Phyllis MarshallA column on page 6 of that issue noted that the actual vote winner for Top Canadian Content record company was disqualified due to a conflict of interest involving an employee of that company, working for RPM.

Therefore, runner-up Capitol Records was declared the category's winner. The Annual RPM Awards for 1965 were announced in the 17 January 1966 issue, with more country music categories than the previous year: Top male vocalist: Bobby Curtola Top female singer: Catherine McKinnon Most promising male vocalist: Barry Allen Most promising female vocalist: Debbie Lori Kaye Top vocal/instrumental group: The Guess Who Top female vocal group: Girlfriends Top instrumental group: Wes Dakus & The Rebels Top folk group: Malka and Joso Top folk singer: Gordon Lightfoot Best produced single: "My Girl Sloopy", Little Caesar and the Consuls Best produced album: Voice of an Angel by Catherine McKinnon Top country male singer: Gary Buck Top country female singer: Dianne Leigh Most promising country male singer: Angus Walker Most promising country female singer: Sharon Strong Top country instrumental vocal group: Rhythm Pals Top country instrumentalist: Roy Penney Top country radio personality: Al Fisher, CFGM Toronto Top Canadian disc jockey: Chuck Benson, CKYL Peace River Top record company: Capitol Records of Canada Top Canadian Content record company: Capitol Records of Canada Top national record promoter: Paul White, Capitol Records of Canada Top regional record promoter: Charlie Camilleri, Quality Records The winners were: Top male vocalist: Barry Allen Top female singer: Catherine McKinnon Most promising male vocalist: Jimmy Dybold Most promising female vocalist: Lynda Lane Top vocal/instrumental group: Staccatos Top female vocal group: Allan Sisters Top instrumental group: Wes Dakus & The Rebels Top folk group: 3's a Crowd Top folk singer: Gordon Lightfoot Best produced single: "Let's Run Away", Staccatos Top country male singer: Gary Buck Top country female singer: Dianne Leigh Most promising country male singer: Johnny Burke Most promising country female singer: Debbie Lori Kaye Top country instrumental vocal group: Mercey Brothers Top country instrumentalist: Roy Penney Top country radio personality: Ted Daigle Top country radio station: CFGM Top record company: Capitol Records of Canada Top Canadian Content record company: Red Leaf Records Top national record promoter: Paul White, Capitol Records of Canada Top regional record promoter: Al Nair Top Canadian music industry man of the year: Stan Klees List of number-one singles in Canada List of RPM number-one alternative rock singles List of RPM number-one country singles List of RPM number-one dance singles RPM archive charts RPM Library and Archives Canada: "The RPM Story" The Canadian Encyclopedia: RPM Charts archive from 1964 to 1999 on worldcharts.co.uk Megan Thow.

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Raffaele Stancanelli

Raffaele Stancanelli is an Italian politician. After graduating in Law at the University of Catania, Stancanelli began his political career with the Italian Social Movement, being municipal councilor in Regalbuto from 1978 to 1983 and in Catania from 1985 to 1992. In 1996, he is elected for the first time at the Sicilian Regional Assembly with National Alliance. Elected once again in 2006, he became vicar vice-president of the Sicilian Regional Assembly. At the Italian political elections of 2008, Stancanelli is elected Senator with The People of Freedom. A few weeks he is elected at the first round mayor of Catania, defeating among the others the candidate of The Right and former president of the province of Catania Nello Musumeci. In October 2011, after the Constitutional Court had ruled the obligation to opt between the office of mayor and the office of senator, Stancanelli resigned from the Senate. In 2013, he failed to be re-elected mayor and is defeated by the centre-left candidate and former mayor Enzo Bianco.

After a short experience in Brothers of Italy, Stancanelli became one of the founders of Nello Musumeci's movement Diventerà Bellissima. At the Italian political elections of 2018, Stancanelli returned to the Senate and joined the parliamentary group of Brothers of Italy. In 2019 he has been elected MEP on the Brothers of Italy list. Files about his parliamentary activities: XVI, XVIII legislature

The Legendary Fok

The Legendary Fok is a Hong Kong television series loosely based on the life of the Chinese martial artist Huo Yuanjia. It includes a subplot based on the story of Chen Zhen, a fictional student of Huo Yuanjia and the protagonist of the 1972 film Fist of Fury; the series was first broadcast in 1981 on RTV in Hong Kong. Note: Some of the characters' names are in Cantonese romanisation. Wong Yuen-sun as Fok Yuen-gap Bruce Leung as Chan Zan Michelle Yim as Chiu Sin-nam Bonnie Ngai as Wong Sau-chi Newton Lai as Lung Hoi-sang Bill Tung as Fok Yan-tai Cheng Lui as Chiu Sing-hin Mak Tin-yan as Wong Hei-man Lau Kong as Fok Yuen-mou Tam Wing-kit as Lau Chun-shing Yeung Kar-on as Luk Tai-on Gam San as Chiu Chun-nam Yip Tin-hang as Chiu Chun-bak Ng Kwok-sing as Fok Yuen-ying Ng Wui as Chau-ye A remake of the series, Huo Yuanjia, was released in 2008, it was directed by Kuk Kwok-leung and starred Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Zhou Muyin, Bryan Leung, Ding Li and Qu Yue. The opening theme song of The Legendary Fok, performed by Johnny Yip, was reused as the opening theme song of Huo Yuanjia and Huo Yuanjia.

However, in Huo Yuanjia, the song was not sung by Yip. The Legendary Fok reviews on spcnet.tv

Sakela, Khotang

Sakela is a rural municipality out of eight rural municipality located in Khotang District of Province No. 1 of Nepal. There are a total of 10 municipalities in Khotang. According to Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Developme Sakela has an area of 79.99 square kilometres and the total population of the municipality is 11594 as of Census of Nepal 2011. Khidima, Mattim Birta and Ratancha Majhagaun which were all separate Village development committee merged to form this new local level body. Fulfilling the requirement of the new Constitution of Nepal 2015, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development replaced all old VDCs and Municipalities into 753 new local level body; the rural municipality is divided into total 5 wards and the headquarter of this newly formed rural municipality is situated in Mattim Birta. Official website Final District 1–75 Corrected Last for RAJPATRA

Sovereign Art Foundation

The Sovereign Art Foundation is a non-profit organisation established in 2003 by Howard Bilton, a tax lawyer and today's chairman of the Sovereign Group. A charity, the SAF works towards raising money to help disadvantaged children in Asia and using the arts as a form of rehabilitation and therapy. In 2013, the SAF set up the Make It Better project that allows for weekly art therapy workshops to take place across Hong Kong and Asia focusing on under-privileged families' children. In 2003, Howard Bilton transformed his art-collecting hobby into what is now Asia's largest art prize: The Sovereign Asian Art Prize; this prize, hosted annually in Hong Kong, is a visual arts competition among 30 finalists whose work is auctioned to raise funds for the MIB project and other charities. The prize focused on artists working in the medium of painting only but have since expanded to include other 2D media, including photography and print, as well as 3D sculptures; the Sovereign Art Foundation invites a network of experts from either Europe, Asia or Africa to nominate artists to participate in the prizes.

During the exhibition the final judging is performed live and the winner of the US$30,000 first prize is announced and an additional US$1,000 is given to the artist with the public vote for best work. At the culmination of the exhibition there is a charity gala auction where the finalists' works, excluding the first prize winner, are auctioned, with half the proceeds going to the Foundation and the other half going back to the artist. Since 2007, the SAF have expanded their work towards Europe with The Sovereign European Art Prize, the Middle East with The Sovereign Middle East and North Africa Art Prize in 2016 and the rest of Africa with The 2011 African Art Prize. In addition, Sovereign Art Foundation Students Art Prizes are awarded in a number of countries including Hong Kong, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Mauritius and Singapore; the Sovereign Art Foundation has used the funds raised through the art prizes it runs to support various charities that help disadvantaged children using the arts as rehabilitation and therapy.

Three specific examples are Make It Better, M'Lop Tapang and the Kalki Welfare Society. In 2013 The Sovereign Art Foundation launched the Make It Better Project, an initiative designed for children from low-income families and those with special educational needs. In Hong Kong, many individuals struggle with extreme financial hardship, they and their families may face social isolation and discrimination. Make It Better aims to support these children by offering them empowering learning activities reinforced by expressive arts. MIB runs weekly workshops in partnership with experienced organisations and schools that help identify those children most in need of support. M'Lop Tapang works jointly with children and their families to access education, health care, income generation initiatives and other services needed to secure a better future, it works in the community to increase awareness about issues affecting street children, in particular abuse, amongst local people, police and government officials, helping to make the community a safer place for children.

The Sovereign Art Foundation is working with M'Lop Tapang to create a two-year arts programme to help them teach new skills to the disadvantaged children of the area. The Kalki Welfare Society is a non-profit organisation working for vulnerable children of Pondicherry and nearby areas. Since June 2008 Kalki has striven to provide a better opportunity to street and other vulnerable children living in poor conditions, offering them the chance to become active players in their lives; the Sovereign Art Foundation is working with the Kalki Welfare Society to establish an arts project for the disadvantaged children it supports. The Sovereign Art Foundation has supported Kids Company, The Prince's Foundation for Children & the Arts, Room to Read, The Peace Art Cambodia Project and the Hong Kong Youths Art Foundation to name just a few. Over the years the Foundation has raised in excess of US$2 million for charitable activities; the Sovereign Group is the main sponsor of the Sovereign Art Foundation.

Sovereign pays all the administrative expenses, office costs and the prize money. Partners are sought for the sponsorship of the key events and previous exhibitions and auction dinners have been supported by Louis Vuitton, Barclays Wealth, Jaeger Le Coultre, Cathay Pacific, Sotheby's, ADM Capital and many others; the Sovereign Asian Art Prize was initiated in 2003 when the Sovereign Art Foundation was established as a charity in Hong Kong and is the Sovereign Art Foundation's most established prize having had over 2000 artists in the region submit entries in its history. The prize follows. Entry is by nomination only. All entries are judged by a renowned judging panel that has a strong authority in contemporary Asian art; this is the first part of a two part judging process where the 30 strongest pieces will be the art prize finalists. The finalists are exhibited in a prominent public place in Hong Kong. In 2010, the finalist exhibition was and in Hong Kong. In 2011, the finalist exhibition will be toured in Shanghai, Seoul and finally in Hong Kong..

The second part of the judging process will take place live, at the exhibition in Hong Kong where the art prize winner will be announced. The 29 remaining pieces will be auctioned off by a chosen auction house at a charity dinner where 50% of the proceeds of

North American Poker Tour season 2

Below are the results for season 2 of the North American Poker Tour. Casino: Atlantis Resort, Bahamas Buy-in: $10,000 + $300 7-Day Event: January 8, 2011 to January 15, 2011 Number of buy-ins: 1,560 Total Prize Pool: $15,132,000 Number of Payouts: 232 Casino: Mohegan Sun, Connecticut Buy-in: $5,000 5-Day Event: April 9, 2011 to April 13, 2011 Number of buy-ins: 387 Total Prize Pool: $1,764,330 Number of Payouts: 56The winner of this same event in Season 1, Vanessa Selbst, repeats as the Season 2 winner. On April 15, 2011, along with similar competitors' sites, the NAPT's affiliated website, Pokerstars.com, was seized and shut down by U. S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, which alleged that PokerStars was in violation of federal bank fraud and money laundering laws; the company subsequently stopped allowing players from the United States to play real money games. As of February 13, 2012, the NAPT website, information on remaining events for Season 2, has not been updated since the April 15, 2011 seizure.

As of March 3, 2012, the NAPT website no longer shows the North American series—redirecting instead to information regarding the Latin American Poker Tour. Official site