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Ritchie Valens

Richard Steven Valenzuela, known professionally as Ritchie Valens, was an American singer and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens was killed in a plane crash eight months into his recording career. Valens had several hits, most notably "La Bamba". Valens transformed the song into one with a rock rhythm and beat, it became a hit in 1958, making Valens a pioneer of the Spanish-speaking rock and roll movement, he had the American number 2 hit"Donna". On February 3, 1959, on what has become known as "The Day the Music Died", Valens died in a plane crash in Iowa, an accident that claimed the lives of fellow musicians Buddy Holly and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, as well as pilot Roger Peterson. Valens was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Valens was born Richard Steven Valenzuela in Pacoima, a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, his parents, Joseph Steven Valenzuela and Concepcion "Concha" Reyes, were from Mexico.

He was the second of five siblings with older brother Bob Morales, younger sisters Connie and Irma, younger brother Mario Ramirez. Valenzuela was brought up hearing traditional Mexican mariachi music, as well as flamenco guitar, R&B, jump blues. Valenzuela expressed an interest in making music of his own by the age of five, he was encouraged by his father to take up guitar and trumpet, taught himself the drums. Though Valenzuela was left-handed, he was so eager to learn the guitar that he mastered the traditionally right-handed version of the instrument. By the time Valenzuela was attending junior high school, he would bring his guitar to school and sing and play songs to his friends on the bleachers; when he was 16 years old, he was invited to join The Silhouettes. He began as a guitarist, when the main vocalist left the group, Valenzuela assumed the position. On October 19, 1957, he made his performing debut with The Silhouettes. Valenzuela attended San Fernando High School. A self-taught musician, Valenzuela was guitarist.

At his appearances, he improvised new lyrics and added new riffs to popular songs while he was playing. Bob Keane, the owner and president of small record label Del-Fi Records in Hollywood, was given a tip in May 1958 by San Fernando High School student Doug Macchia about a young performer from Pacoima by the name of Richard Valenzuela. Kids knew the performer as "the Little Richard of San Fernando". Swayed by the Little Richard comparison, Keane went to see Valenzuela play a Saturday morning matinée at a movie theater in San Fernando. Impressed by the performance, he invited the youth to audition at his home in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, where he had a small recording studio in his basement, his recording equipment comprised an early stereo recorder and a pair of Neumann U-47 condenser microphones. After this first audition, Keane signed Valenzuela to Del-Fi on May 27, 1958. At this point, the musician took the name "Ritchie" because, as Keane said, "There were a bunch of'Richards' around at that time, I wanted it to be different."

Keane recommended shortening his surname to "Valens" from Valenzuela to widen his appeal beyond any obvious ethnic group. Valens demonstrated several songs in Keane's studio that he recorded at Gold Star Studios in Hollywood; the demos consisted of Valens singing and playing guitar, but some of them featured drums. These originals can be heard on Ritchie Valens -- The Lost Tapes. Two of the tracks laid down in Keane's studio were taken to Gold Star Studios and had additional instruments dubbed over to create full-band recordings. "Donna" was one track, the other was an instrumental entitled "Ritchie's Blues". After several songwriting and demonstration recording sessions with Keane in his basement studio, Keane decided that Valens was ready to enter the studio with a full band backing him; the musicians included René Hall, Carol Kaye, Earl Palmer. The first songs recorded at Gold Star Studios, at a single studio session one afternoon in July 1958, were "Come On, Let's Go", an original, "Framed", a Leiber and Stoller tune.

Pressed and released within days of the recording session, the record was a success. Valens's next record, a double A-side, the final record to be released in his lifetime, had the song "Donna" coupled with "La Bamba", it sold over one million copies, was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. By the autumn of 1958, the demands of Valens' career forced him to drop out of high school. Keane booked appearances at performances on television programs. Valens had a fear of flying due to a freak accident at his junior high school when, on January 31, 1957, two airplanes collided over the playground, killing or injuring several of his friends. Valens had been at his grandfather Frank Reyes' funeral that day, but was upset about the loss of his friends, he overcame his fear enough to travel by airplane for his career. He went to Philadelphia to appear on Dick Clark's American Bandstand television show on October 6, where he sang "Come On, Let's Go". In November, Valens flew to Hawaii, where he performed alongside Paul Anka.

Valens was added to the bill of legendary disc jockey Alan Freed's Christmas Jubilee in New York City, singing with some of

Carlo Vercellone

Carlo Vercellone was an Italian biblical scholar. Carlo was born at Biella, he entered the Order of the Barnabites at Genoa, in 1829. He taught the sacred sciences at Alessandria, Turin and Parma. In 1847, was made president of the college of the Barnabites at Rome, a position which he held together with the charge first of procurator, superior general of his order, with various offices in several Roman Congregations, until his death at Rome on 19 January 1869, his first publication was the edition of the Vatican manuscript of the Scriptures prepared by Cardinal Mai under the auspices of Leo XII and printed from 1828 to 1838, to which he added by way of preface a letter to the reader. That this edition was far from perfect, Mai himself had well realized, Vercellone publicly acknowledged in the above-mentioned letter. A few months before, a poor reprint of the New Testament edition of 1857 had been struck off at Leipzig for a London firm, yet critics persisted in thinking a new and accurate edition of the "Vaticanus" was imperatively needed, Pius IX manifested his intention to carry out the design and entrust it to Vercellone.

The latter helped Tischendorf in the preparation of his "Nov. Test. Vat.". In 1868 appeared the first volume of the "Bibliorum sacrorum graecus codex vaticanus, auspice PIO IX...editus", the work of Vercellone and the Basilian monk Giuseppe Cozza-Luzi. Vercellone's critical studies on the text of the Latin Vulgate, although he brought the work only as far as IV Kings, contributed more to his fame than the editing of the Vatican manuscript; these studies, with important and valuable prolegomena, appeared under the title, "Variae lectiones Vulgatae latinae editionis Bibliorum", may be said to have paved the way for the revision of the Vulgate. As preparatory to his edition of the Greek Bible, Vercellone wrote "Ulteriori studii sul N. T. greco dell' antichissimo Cod. Vaticano". Giovanni", in which he defended the authenticity of the passage, he edited nine pamphlets of Gerdil on the Hierarchy of the Church. In 1869 he published a "Discours sur l'histoire des langues semitiques de Renan", in which he refuted some of the assertions of the French critic.

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed.. "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. Variae lectiones Vulgatae Latinae Bibliorum editionis Sulla autenticità delle singole parti della Bibbia Volgata secondo il Decreto Tridentino Un codice greco palimpsesto scoperto dai monaci basiliani di Grottaferata

Kevin Eiben

Kevin Eiben is a former professional Canadian football linebacker, the linebackers coach for the Toronto Argonauts and of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted 26th overall by the Argonauts in the 2001 CFL Draft and spent the first 11 years of his playing career with the team, followed by one season with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, he played college football for the Bucknell Bison. Eiben grew up in Delta, British Columbia with parents Laraine and Larry Eiben, three siblings, he now resides in Ontario. Eiben comes from a football family, his father played strong safety at the University of Cincinnati and his uncle, played fullback at the University of Nebraska His brother, L. J. was a third round draft choice of the Argonauts in the 1996 CFL Draft played for the BC Lions. Eiben attended Vancouver College high school, lettered in football and baseball, he was named all-league football player three times, voted Provincial Offensive Most Valuable Player at quarterback in football his final year, made 102 tackles at the safety position.

In addition, he was named to the all-league in basketball his senior year. Eiben went on to Bucknell University, he was a Dean's List member of the Patriot League Academic Honour Roll. In his 4 years playing for the Bucknell Bison football team, Eiben started 33 of 43 games playing at either strong or free safety position, he holds a number of school records, including sharing the single-game interception record of 4. In 1999, he received the Clarke Hinkle Award as the Bison's outstanding linebacker or defensive back, he led the Patriot League in 2000 with eight interceptions and, in 2001, was named an American Football Coaches Association All-American, a second team AP Division I-AA All-American, was a first team All-Patriot League selection, a first team ECAC All-Star, the Patriot League’s Scholar-Athlete, the Bison's MVP. Eiben was inducted into the Bison Hall of Fame in 2012. After his first year with the Argos, he went to Florida State in the off-season to do his Masters in Sports Management.

Eiben was selected by the Toronto Argonauts as the 26th pick in the 2001 CFL Draft and spent time on both the practice and active rosters in the 2001 CFL season. In the 2002 CFL season, he led the Argos with 4 fumble recoveries. On February 13, 2003, Eiben became a free agent and re-signed with the Argos on February 20, he played in all 18 games and two playoff games of the 2003 CFL season on special teams and as a backup linebacker and led the league with 33 special teams tackles. He achieved his first career quarterback sack and his first career interception. Eiben was a part of the Grey Cup Championship team in 2004 with the Argos and over his career was a CFL All-Star 3 times and East All-Star 5 times, he has the second most tackles in CFL history for a Canadian player behind Mike O'Shea. He extended his contract with the Argos on February 14, 2009. Eiben was a player representative as a part of the Reebok'Rediscover' campaign in 2010, he became a free agent on February 15, 2012 and signed with Hamilton Tiger-Cats on February 18, 2012.

After one season with the Ticats, Eiben announced his retirement via Twitter on March 4, 2013. Eiben retired having played one season with the Tiger-Cats. Throughout his career Eiben amassed 722 Defensive tackles, 92 Special Team tackles, 15 sacks, 10 interceptions and 12 fumble recoveries. Kevin Eiben was a franchise owner of Sport Specific Training with a location in Oakville, Ontario from 2009 to 2014 before selling to his business partner who still runs the location. After retiring from the CFL, Eiben took a position with the Front Office of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as Manager, Business Development and Corporate Partnerships for the new Tim Hortons Field, home to the PanAm games in 2015 and Hamilton Tiger-Cats starting July 2014 season. Eiben was the defensive coordinator with the McMaster Marauders for the 2013 season and was the defensive coordinator with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues from 2014 to 2016. In 2017, he became the special teams coordinator of the Toronto Argonauts.

Kevin is married to his wife Alison and is living in the Mississuaga area with their children, a son Carter, daughter Brielle and 2 dogs Blade & Rex. Kevin Eiben on Twitter

North East Autism Society

North East Autism Society Tyne and Wear Autistic Society, is an English public service organisation established by parents in 1980 to provide educational and residential programmes to children with an ASC. The Society bought Thornhill Tower as its base on Thornhill Park, Sunderland creating a residential school. After which, The White House was purchased at South Shields, subsequently sold to buy Thornholme House, a former hospital, establishing a comprehensive base within the Sunderland region. Thornhill Park became the location for the Society's main bases when in 1994, the Adult Services was established with the opening of a small specialist college at number 14 Thornhill Park. Community Services was formed in 2009; as of the present day the Society has developed and is now one of the primary providers of specialist care and support for individuals with an ASC in the North East of England. The Society has opened the North East Centre for Autism in County Durham which has increased the operational area and range of the services it provides.

There are four main services within the organisation, including: NEAS operate a school, Thornhill Park School, a college, Thornbeck College, a day centre, New Warlands Farm and community support services. Traditionally, Sunderland has been the base for all NEAS services but since the change of company name and direction in 2009, several relocations have taken place to broaden the catchment area of the service; the head office, supported living homes, Adult Services day centres, Thornbeck College and the new Centre for Autism are all based in County Durham. Community Services reaches as far north as Tyneside and has bases in Sunderland and Durham. Thornhill Park School was founded in 1980 by a group of parents whose children had Autism Spectrum Condition, they wanted to send their children to a school where the staff understood their needs and where each child would be helped to achieve his or her full potential. Since the 1980s the school has become established as a major regional and national resource.

Today they can offer places for up to 91 children and young people. All children may benefit from 24-hour programmes of care, following an assessment for the individual child and their family. Thornbeck College is an Independent Specialist College for individuals with autism, learning difficulties and or disabilities. Thornbeck College is based on the outskirts of Durham City Centre on the grounds of East Durham College, Houghall Campus; the College forms part of the North East Autism Society and was awarded Grade 1'Outstanding' status in September 2009 by Ofsted and Learning and Skills Improvement Service Beacon Status in 2010. Thornbeck College provides specialist services for individuals based on the individual learners assessed needs and provides opportunities for learners to progress academically morally and be an active member of the local community; the College's programme focuses around'Skills for Independence and Work' and ensuring the programme meets the individual needs and aspirations of learners.

Thornbeck College provides many vocational areas including Business Administration, Catering & Hospitality and Floristry plus a wide range of personal and social development opportunities such as independent travel training, meal preparation and health & well-being activities. Thornbeck College works with local employers to provide work experience opportunities for learners; the retail department is based at the NEAS shop in Sunderland City Centre where students learn how to greet and serve customers, handle money, record sales, check stock and create window displays. However the lease on the shop is due to expire within the next year to coincide with the Society's relocation to Durham; the business administration department enables students to learn how to use ICT skills to produce catalogues and price lists, use office equipment and file documents. They use the telephone to arrange community sales. Customers are encouraged to contact students directly, rather than through the North East Autism Society.

Thornbeck College works with a range of schools, employers and agencies to increase and improve the capacity and capabilities both regionally and nationally. North East Autism Society offers a Social and Vocational Programme for adults with a diagnosis of ASC or Asperger’s. Most of the Service Users who attend the programme have other associated learning difficulties although not exclusively; the purpose of the Social and Vocational Programme is to offer lifelong learning in the areas of vocational and social context. These include functioning life skills in which Service Users are supported and empowered to build upon. Day Services offer a structured environment whereby the Service User can partake in a range of programme areas. NEAS Website

Racket Girls

Racket Girls is an American film noir crime film, directed by Robert C. Dertano and released in 1951 by Screen Classics. Umberto Scalli is a small-time gangster who acts as a manager for women's wrestling in order to cover his involvement in many crime rings, including racketeering and prostitution, he must dodge both police investigations and the local mob, to which he owes $35,000. Real life wrestlers Peaches Page and Rita Martinez, as well as former world champion Clara Mortensen, play fictional versions of themselves; the film was produced by George Weiss and Arena Productions, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-based company headed by Norman Felton. The film was the subject of a 1994 episode of the sixth season of the movie-mocking show Mystery Science Theater 3000. Racket Girls on IMDb

Black Lolita

Black Lolita is a 3D blaxploitation film directed by Stephen Gibson. It was released in 1975 under that title; some time new footage was added to create another film, released under the title of Wildcat Women. It is about a singer, it stars Ed Cheatwood, Susan Ayers and Joey Ginza. A beautiful singer whose career is on the rise finds out that her relatives are being harassed by criminals, she returns to her hometown to take revenge on them. She puts together a team to take them on, Buddha, the criminal boss who murdered her uncle, from whom he was trying to extort money; the film is called Bad Lolita, was released in 1975. The original was released in 3D, it was announced in the January 20, 1975 issue of Box that the film was the first black action movie to be filmed in 3D and that it was scheduled to open in Chicago in the near future. At the time when the film was made, Blaxploitation films were still popular. Producer / director Stephen Gibson thought that some other films of that genre, like the Rudy Ray Moore films, weren't that good, he thought he could work in that area as long as he delivered.

He didn't do enough market research, the film sank. The film played at Detroit's Grand Circus theater where popcorn was thrown at the screen and seats were damaged; because he owned the picture, Gibson only had to worry about getting back his own money. He decided to shoot extra footage and other footage to add the story; the finished product was a different film altogether. It was called Wildcat Women. Black Lolita and Wildcat Women are two different films; the music for the film was composed by Marva Farmer and Steve Dexter. Additional music was provided by The Charades; the two songs they contributed were the title song and the love theme The film was screened at the Plaza in Detroit in June 1975, was doubled with Quadroon, which explored the status of mixed-race women in early 1800s New Orleans. In Detroit, it screened at the Grand Circus where it didn't do well. Lolita... Yolanda Love Ed Cheatwood... Cleon Joey Ginza... Buddha Susan Ayres... Robbie Judy Williams... Shirley Zenobia Wittacre... Pearl Larry Ellis... Tinker Richard Albain Sr...

Special effects Mike Brown... Story and screenplay Steve Dexter... Muisic Thomas L. Fisher... Special effects Stephen Gibson... Director, producer and screenplay Arnold Herr... Camera assistant Parker Johnson... Executive producer Jef Richard... Production manager Bruce Scott... Sound Imdb: Black Lolita Turner Classic Movies: Black Lolita