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Ricky Martin

Enrique Martín Morales, better known as Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican singer and author, regarded as the "King of Latin Pop". He holds dual American and Spanish citizenship, began his career at age 12 with the all-boy pop group Menudo. After five years with the group, he released several Spanish-language solo albums throughout the 1990s. Since the beginning of his solo career in 1991, Ricky Martin has sold over 70 million records making him one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all time, he acted on stage and on TV in Mexico, where he achieved modest stardom. In 1994, he appeared on the US TV soap opera General Hospital, he ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time. In early 1999, after releasing several albums in Spanish, Martin performed "The Cup of Life" at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards show, which became a catalyst in bringing Latin pop to the forefront of the U. S. music scene. Following its success, Martin released "Livin' la Vida Loca", which helped him attain success worldwide.

It is seen as the song that began the Latin pop explosion of 1999 and made the transition easier for other Spanish-speaking artists to move into the English-speaking market. His first English-language album, is his best selling album to date, his other studio albums include: Me Amaras, A Medio Vivir, Sound Loaded, Almas del Silencio, Life, Música + Alma + Sexo, A Quien Quiera Escuchar, Movimiento. In 2018, he portrayed Antonio D'Amico on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story for which he received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Martin was born on December 24, 1971, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Nereida Morales, an accountant, Enrique Martín Negroni, a psychologist; the youngest of three boys on his mother's side and oldest of four children on his father's side, he has four brothers and one sister. His parents divorced when he was two years old, Martin spent much of his childhood shifting between his father's home in the suburbs of University Gardens, a suburban middle-class neighborhood of San Juan, his paternal grandmother's house nearby.

Martin has two older maternal half-brothers, Fernando and Ángel Fernández, two younger paternal half-brothers and Daniel Martín, a younger paternal half-sister, Vanessa Martín. Martin, in an interview with newspaper ABC, described his origins as Spanish, of Basque and Canarian descent and that the Martíns left Spain for Puerto Rico in 1779, he has some Corsican heritage through his paternal grandmother. Martin was an altar boy throughout his childhood, he began singing at age 6. His mother's side of the family was musically inclined, his maternal grandfather was a poet, which inspired young Martin to write songs. Martin reflected on his time spent with his family as a child: "Every time I find myself in front of an audience, be it twenty people or one hundred thousand, once again I feel the energy that consumed me back at the family gatherings of my youth." After discovering, with his father, a newspaper advertisement about auditions for commercials, 9-year-old Martin began appearing in Puerto Rican television commercials for products such as soft drinks and restaurants.

In a year and a half, he starred in 11 commercials. After achieving modest fame in Puerto Rico for his work in television commercials, Martin auditioned for membership in the Puerto Rican boy band Menudo. Although the executives enjoyed his dancing and singing at his first two auditions, Martin was rejected because he was too short. By the third audition, his persistence impressed executives, in 1984, 12-year-old Martin became a member. A month after joining Menudo, he made his debut performance with the group at the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center in San Juan. During this performance, he inadvertently disobeyed the choreography by walking around the stage, when it was planned that he would stay still, was chastised by the band manager after the show: "The mistake was such a big deal that from that moment on, never again did I move when I wasn't supposed to move... That was the discipline of Menudo: You either did things the way you were told or you were not part of the group." The song "Asignatura Pendiente" from Almas del Silencio was inspired by the first time Martin left Puerto Rico to tour with Menudo.

Although Martin enjoyed traveling and performing onstage with Menudo, he found the band's busy schedule and strict management exhausting, reflected that the experience "cost" him his childhood. He considered leaving the group while on tour in Brazil, but decided to stay out of fear of media backlash and being sued for breach of contract. Martin began struggling with his sexuality, noting the stark contrast between his status as a sex symbol and his own emotions. Despite this, Martin acknowledged his "opportunity to have so many amazing experiences with so many amazing people" during his time with the group, he developed an interest in philanthropy when the group became UNICEF ambassadors working with impoverished children in third world countries. His experiences as an ambassador affected him and inspired him to continue working with charities in life. By 1987, Menudo's record sales began to decline, the group changed its image

2001 College Baseball All-America Team

An All-American team is an honorary sports team composed of the best amateur players of a specific season for each team position—who in turn are given the honorific "All-America" and referred to as "All-American athletes", or "All-Americans". Although the honorees do not compete together as a unit, the term is used in U. S. team sports to refer to players. Walter Camp selected the first All-America team in the early days of American football in 1889; the NCAA recognizes four different All-America selectors for the 2001 college baseball season: the American Baseball Coaches Association, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Baseball awards#U. S. college baseball

Tom Price Senior High School

Tom Price Senior High School is a government comprehensive secondary school located in Tom Price, a regional centre 1,092 kilometres north east of Perth, Western Australia. Established in 1971, the school enrolled 312 students in 2018, from Year 8 to Year 12; the school is operated by the WA Department of Education. The school principal is Trevor Henderson. Established as a district high school in 1971 and enrolling students from Year 1 to Year 10 and with an enrolment of 700 students, the school became a senior high school in 1995. Enrolments at the school have been reasonably steady over the past few years with 242 students enrolled in 2007, 254 in 2008, 250 in 2009, 238 in 2010, 245 in 2011 and 246 in 2012. List of schools in rural Western Australia Education in Western Australia Official website

Area code 904

Area code 904 is the telephone area code in use for most of the First Coast region of the state of Florida, including all of the metropolitan area of Jacksonville. It includes all of Duval County, St. Johns County, Nassau County, Baker County, all of Clay County; the entire state of Florida was assigned 305 in 1947. Due to population growth, the southwest portion was split off from 305 in 1953 to form area code 813, all of the northern half of Florida, including the e, was assigned area code 904 in 1965; this lasted through 1988, when the east coast of Florida from Palm Beach County north through Brevard County, as well as the Orlando metropolitan area was assigned to Area code 407. In 1995, the area of central Florida surrounding Gainesville was removed from Area code 904 by the creation of Area code 352. In 1995 year, the Florida Public Service Commission planned a three-way split to relieve the overcrowded 904 Area code. In this plan, the Jacksonville area would move into the proposed Area code 234 while the Daytona Beach LATA would be assigned to area code 386.

The Pensacola, Panama City, Tallahassee areas would have kept area code 904. As for 234, it was assigned as an overlay to Akron, OH. Complaints from the public and businesses in the Jacksonville region, as well as opposition from NANPA and the Federal Communications Commission, compelled the Florida PSC to change course and adopt a different plan; the panhandle was assigned to Area code 850, with Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, the surrounding areas keeping area code 904. With the advent of cellular telephones, facsimile machines, pocket pagers, other telephone devices, Area code 904 was projected to use up its available telephone exchanges within four years. Rapid population growth around Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Tallahassee required separate area codes for each. However, when plans were being drawn up for this division, it was discovered that the northwestern portion 904 had too much traffic to stay in this Area code though it was not growing as fast as were the areas closer to Jacksonville.

Although this northwestern portion of 904 was not nearly large enough for its own area code, the two nearest area codes, 850 and 352, were growing too to absorb this portion of 904. This left only three viable solutions - to split the Jacksonville metropolitan area into two area codes, to overlay 904 with a second code, or make two noncontiguous sections of a new area code; the Florida Public Service Commission, which oversees area code assignments in Florida, opted for the third solution, these two noncontiguous sections became area code 386 in July 2001. 904 is one of the few urban area codes without an overlay, making Jacksonville one of the most-populous U. S. cities where seven-digit dialing is still possible. It is one of the last area codes to be assigned before the NANP's stable period between 1966 and 1982. List of Florida area codes NANPA area code map of Florida List of exchanges from AreacodeDownload.com, 904 Area code Florida's Area code History

Negros Occidental F.A.

The Negros Occidental Football Association is a Filipino football association based in Bacolod City. It works under the Philippine Football Federation as provincial football association for the Negros Occidental area; the president of the association is Ricardo Yanson Jr since January 30, 2015. San Carlos, Negros Occidental mayor, Gerardo Valmayor Jr. is Yanson's Vice President. Yanson seceded Carlos Cojuangco as president. Bago City FC Cadiz City FC Ceres FC Dancalan Ilog FC Don Bosco FC Escalante FC Himamaylan City FC Kabankalan FC La Carlota FC Ma-ao FC Minuluan FC Pontevedra FC Sagay City FC San Carlos FC Victorias City FC The future of Philippine football relies on the implementation of its grassroots program and the country’s inclusion in the FIFA Council is seen to help improve and boost it a little more. NOFA 12 and Under Invitational Cup Dynamic Football League

Anand (1986 film)

Anand is a 1986 Indian Kannada film directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao. It stars Sudha Rani in lead roles with both making their debuts; the film went on to be a huge success running for 38 weeks. Shivarajkumar is introduced as a dancer in this film; this was his first of the three consecutive hits at the box-office on debut which gave him the title Hat-trick Hero. He once said, "I can never forget my first film which made me an actor. Singeetam was just explaining the scene to us and was telling this is what the work I expect from you people, he was bringing out such better performance from all of us." The music is composed by the duo Sankar-Ganesh with lyrics by Chi. Udayashankar. Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress - Jayanthi Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay - Singeetham Srinivasa Rao, Chi. Udaya Shankar