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Road America

Road America is a motorsport road course located near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin on Wisconsin Highway 67. It has hosted races since the 1950s and hosts races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, NTT IndyCar Series, SCCA Pirelli World Challenge, ASRA, AMA Superbike series, IndyCar Series, SCCA Pro Racing's Trans-Am Series. Open-wheel racing journalist Robin Miller says that Road America is "the best test of road racing in North America". Road America is a permanent road course, it is located midway between the cities of Milwaukee and Green Bay, classified as an FIA Grade Two circuit. The track is situated on 640 acres near the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive, it has hosted races since September 1955 and hosts over 400 events a year. Of its annual events, 9 major weekends are open to the public which include 3 motorcycle events including the MotoAmerica series, 3 vintage car events, Sports Car Club of America events, the United Sports Car Racing Series, the Pirelli World Challenge, the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Road America is one of only a handful of road circuits in the world maintaining its original configuration being 4.048 miles in length and 14 turns. The track features many elevation changes, along with a long front stretch where speeds approaching 200 mph may be reached. One of the best known features of this course is a turn on the backside known as "the kink." Road America's open seating allows spectators to venture throughout the grounds. Grandstands are available in several locations, as well as permanent hillside seating where crowds of more than 150,000 can be accommodated. In addition to the main course, the facility includes a 0.8-mile karting track called the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex inside the Carousel. The motorplex hosts two series of karting events, it hosts weekly events on Tuesdays in the summer. It hosts six Saturday events during the summer; the motorplex hosts events sanctioned by the North Woods GP series running Supermoto and street bike racing using small displacement motorcycles.

The Motorplex was built at the site of an earlier off road racing circuit used for several SODA events in the 1990s. In late 2006, Road America began a project to remove the old Billy Mitchell bridge and use a tunnel as the main entrance to the paddock; the tunnel project was completed in May 2007 with the grand opening celebration on May 31 for the AMA Suzuki Superbike Championship weekend. The tunnel is 16.5' high and 36' wide and has two lanes of traffic and two pedestrian walkways on either side. With the removal of the bridge, a new spectator viewing area was created. In the late 1940s, road racing was gaining popularity, owing to the post World War II economy, the influx of sporting automobiles; the Sports Car Club of America was the main organizer of these races, in 1950, the Chicago Region SCCA and the Village of Elkhart Lake organized the first road race at Elkhart Lake. The 1950 circuit start-finish line was on County Road P. Competitors went north to County Road J South into the Village of Elkhart Lake, West on what is now County JP, reconnected with County Road P for a total distance of 3.3 miles.

For the next two races, in 1951 and 1952, a different course was used. It was 6.5 miles long, on County Roads J, A, P. To date, one may still drive most of the original course; the original course was registered on the National Register of Historic Places on February 17, 2006. Signs have been installed marking key locations on the course. After the tragedy at Watkins Glen in 1952, where a child was killed, the U. S. ruled to discontinue motorized contests of speed on public highways. This brought the end of a long-standing tradition; this did not permanently stop road racing, however, it did shift it to private courses. In 1955, Clif Tufte started what is now known as Road America, in a configuration that has changed little over the past 60 years; the addition of Road America as a private track meant a transition from racing through the streets of tiny Elkhart Lake to racing on a big, dedicated race track. Many different racing series have had the occasion to race at Road America; the first was the Sports Car Club of America on September 10, 1955.

The Road America 500 is a sports car race, part of different championships, among them the SCCA National Sports Car Championship, the United States Road Racing Championship and the IMSA GT Championship. It is a points-paying race of the United SportsCar Championship; the Grand Prix of Road America was an open-wheel race held as part of the Champ Car World Series as well as the 24 Hours of Lemons Series' Chubba Cheddar Enduro. Other notable series have included NASCAR's Grand National in 1956 and NASCAR Xfinity Series since 2010, CART from 1982 until 2007, Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Racing Series, CanAm, Trans-Am, AMA, the SCCA National Championship Runoffs from 2009 to 2013; the Stadium Super Trucks began racing at the track starting in 2018. Road America holds a variety of vintage racing events, including the Brian Redman International Challenge, now the HAWK with Brian Redman. At the 2008 Road America 500 an Audi R10 TDI set an LMP1 pole time of 1:46.935. At the 2009 Road Race Showcase, Dyson Racing Team set an LMP2 pole time of 1:51.010.

At the 2011 Road Race Showcase, BMW Team RLL set a GT pole time of 2:05.447, while at the same event a Porsche 997 GT3 set a GTC pole time of 2:14.126. One NASCAR Grand National race was held in 1956. On December 21, 2009, NASCAR announced that with

Peter Randall-Page

Peter Randall-Page RA is a British artist and sculptor. He studied sculpture at Bath Academy of Art from 1973 to 1977, he is best known for his stone sculpture work, inspired by geometric patterns in nature. In his words "geometry is the theme on which nature plays her infinite variations, fundamental mathematical principle become a kind of pattern book from which nature constructs the most complex and sophisticated structures". Peter Randall-Page's work is held in numerous public and private collections throughout the world including Japan, South Korea, United States and the Netherlands. A selection of his public sculptures can be found in London, Manchester and Newbury and he is represented in the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery and the British Museum. In 1999, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Plymouth and from 2002 to 2005 was an Associate Research Fellow at Dartington College of Arts, he was a member of the design team for the Education Resource Centre at the Eden Project in Cornwall, influencing the overall design of the building and incorporating an enormous granite sculpture at its heart.

Randall-Page was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2015 and is referred to as a Royal Academician allowing the use of RA after his name. Arnolfini Collection Trust, Bristol The British Council; the British Embassy, Dublin The British Museum Bughley Sculpture Garden Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham The Contemporary Art Society, London The Creasy Collection of Contemporary Art, Salisbury Derby Arboretum University of Exeter Leeds City Art Galleries Lincoln City Council Milton Keynes Community NHS Trust The National Trust Foundation for Art Nottinghamshire City Council University of Nottingham Prior's Court School for Autistic Children, Thatcham University of Tasmania Tate Collection. London Art and Artists Guide 10th edition, Heather Waddell Sculpture in 20th-century Britain, Henry Moore Institute 2003 Reviews Artists and Public Space, Black Dog Publishing 2005 Official Website Peter Randall-Page talks about his sculpture.

Richard Menjívar

Richard "Richie" Guillermo Menjivar Peraza is a Salvadoran international footballer, who plays as a midfielder. After spending his college career at University of Evansville and Cal State Bakersfield, Menjivar spent time with amateur side Cal FC during their dramatic 2012 Lamar Hunt U. S. Open Cup run which saw them defeat Kitsap Pumas, Wilmington Hammerheads and Portland Timbers before suffering a 5-0 defeat to Seattle Sounders FC in the Round of 16. On 8 February 2013, Menjivar joined the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL, helping the team win the 2013 Spring Championship. At the end of the entire season, he was awarded a spot on the league's 2013 best XI. In February 2014, after trialing with the Portland Timbers, he signed with the San Antonio Scorpions. On April 29, 2015, Menjivar was traded to the Tampa Bay Rowdies in exchange for defender Brad Rusin. Menjivar's contract with the Rowdies expired on December 16, 2015. Menjivar signed with NASL expansion team Rayo OKC on February 25, 2016. Menjivar has represented the United States in the under-18 level and was on El Salvador's Olympic Qualifying roster in 2012.

On January 18, 2013, Menjivar made his senior debut for El Salvador in their opening match of the 2013 Copa Centroamericana which resulted in a 1-1 draw with Honduras. On September 7, 2014, he scored his first international goal against Honduras in a group stage match during the 2014 Copa Centroamericana. Atlanta SilverbacksChampion NASL Spring Season: 2013San Antonio ScorpionsChampion NASL Fall Season: 2014 Soccer Bowl: 2014 NASL Best XI: 2013 Richard Menjívar at National-Football-Teams.com Cal State Bakersfield bio Richard Menjívar at Soccerway

Misleading or deceptive conduct

Misleading or deceptive conduct is a doctrine of Australian law. Section 18 of the Australian Consumer Law, found in schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, prohibits conduct by corporations in trade or commerce, misleading or deceptive or is to mislead or deceive; the states and territories of Australia each have Fair Trading Legislation either containing similar provisions in relation to misleading or deceptive conduct by individuals, or applies the federal law to the state or territory. Section 12DA of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission Act 2001 prohibits misleading or deceptive conduct in financial services; the doctrine aims to provide consumer protection by preventing businesses from misleading their customers. However, it extends to all situations in the course of commerce. A range of remedies are available in the event of deceptive conduct; the prohibition on misleading conduct is set out in section 18 of the Australian Consumer Law: "A person must not, in trade or commerce, engage in conduct, misleading or deceptive or is to mislead or deceive."The Australian Consumer Law defines conduct as: "...doing or refusing to do any act, including the making of, or the giving effect to a provision of, a contract or arrangement, the arriving at, or the giving effect to a provision of, understanding or the requiring of the giving of, or the giving of, a covenant.

The elements required to establish misleading or deceptive conduct are: the impugned conduct was done in trade or commerce. "Trade or commerce" is given its ordinary construction, applies not only to transactions between corporations and consumers, but to anyone providing or acquiring goods or services. However, purely private or domestic transactions will not be captured within the ambit of section 18. Unlike related doctrines in contract or tort law, such as the tort of deceit and misrepresentation, misleading or deceptive conduct applies to any conduct that is, or is to be, misleading or deceptive, does not require the making of a representation. Conduct is to mislead or deceive where there is a "real and not remote" chance that it will mislead or deceive, which can be true where the probability of misleading or deceiving is less than 50%; when the misleading or deceptive conduct is directed towards the public at large, the relevant reaction is that of the ordinary or reasonable members of the class of prospective purchasers.

If the conduct is directed at specific individuals, the conduct as a whole is relevant, considering the nature of the parties and transaction. Misleading or deceptive conduct is a "strict liability" offence, in that it does not matter whether the conduct was intended to mislead or deceive, or whether the claimant could reasonably have protected its interests; this means that so long as there is an element of reliance on the part of the claimant, a respondent could be found to have engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct if they had every reason to believe that their representations were true. The reason for strict liability in this instance that a person making a representation is always better placed to know about whether or not it is true than the person relying on the representation, so the law is constructed to shift the onus of ensuring that the representation is true onto the person making it; this is in contrast to the traditional common law principle of "caveat emptor" or "let the buyer beware".

As a tort-style offence applying to cases of "pure economic loss", a cause of action in misleading or deceptive conduct will only accrue from the time that any loss is suffered – i.e. conduct could be misleading and deceptive, a person could rely on it and still have no claim. There would only be a claim. Individuals may be ancillary liable for breaches of s18 if they are "knowingly concerned" in the breach. Where conduct is a representation about the future that conduct will be taken to be misleading if the person making it cannot show they made the representation on reasonable grounds. In these situations, representations about the future are presumed to be misleading, the burden of proof is on the person making the representation to produce evidence to show that they had reasonable grounds. Parties to a contract cannot exclude liability for misleading or deceptive conduct under section 18 of the Australian Consumer Law. Terms that purport to do so will be unenforceable to protect the public interest in ensuring that statutory remedies are available to persons who are misled or deceived into entering an agreement.

As was stated in reference to section 52 of the Trade Practices Act 1974, the modern equivalent of, section 18 of the Australian Consumer Law: 49. Irrespective of the construction of these two special conditions it does not matter whether the impugned conduct with which this case is concerned falls within them or not. Section 52 is a section in the consumer protection provisions of an Act concerned to protect the public from misleading or deceptive conduct and unfair trade practices which may result in contravention of the Act, it has been held that exclusion clauses, of which special conditions 6 and 7 are examples, cannot operate to defeat claims under s. 52. It

Todo un hombre (1943 film)

Todo un hombre is a 1943 Argentine romantic drama film directed by Pierre Chenal on his Latin film debut, starring Francisco Petrone and Amelia Bence. Critically acclaimed, the film was compared by critics in Argentina to Jean Vigo's L'Atalante. At the 1944 Argentine Film Critics Association Awards, Petrone won the Silver Condor Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film. Francisco Petrone is a tough, hard-working independent river man, who finds it difficult to communicate and express his true feeling to his young wife; the two travel up a winding river, tension between the two escalates. Francisco Petrone Amelia Bence Nicolás Fregues Florindo Ferrario Guillermo Battaglia Ana Arneodo Tilda Thamar Renée Sutil Leticia Scuri Carlos Belluci Todo un hombre on IMDb

Karl Richter (tennis)

Karl Richter is a former professional tennis player from the United States. Richter grew up Auburn, near Sacramento; as a collegiate player at Texas Christian University he won the NCAA Division 1 doubles title in 1981. He and partner David Pate were seeded third and defeated Arkansas's Pat Serret and Peter Doohan in the final; this made them the first players in TCU's history to win a national championship in tennis. Turning professional in 1983, Richter spent four years on the international tour as a doubles specialist, his most regular partner on tour was Rick Rudeen and the pair were runners-up at a Grand Prix tournament in Auckland in 1986. During his professional career he appeared in the main draw of all four Grand Slam tournaments, with a best result coming at the 1986 Wimbledon Championships, where he partnered with Australian player David Graham to make the third round; the pair's second round win was over the Gullikson twins, who had upset the top seeds Stefan Edberg and Anders Järryd in the opening round.

Since retiring he was an assistant coach at TCU for many years. He now works as a tennis coach at Aledo High School in Aledo, Texas. Karl Richter at the Association of Tennis Professionals Karl Richter at the International Tennis Federation