Brian Girard James is a retired American professional wrestler and producer signed to WWE. James is best known for his initial tenure with World Wrestling Federation as The Roadie from 1994 to 1995 and as "Road Dogg" Jesse James from 1996 to 2001, he is known for his appearances with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as B. G. James from 2002 to 2009, has made appearances for several other promotions such as Smoky Mountain Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, the United States Wrestling Association, the Catch Wrestling Association, World Wrestling All-Stars. James has held numerous championships in a career spanning more than three decades. In the WWF/E, he achieved mainstream notoriety as half of The New Age Outlaws: he and partner Billy Gunn won the WWF World Tag Team Championship five times, held the WWE Tag Team Championship once. Additionally, James found success in singles competition, becoming a one-time Intercontinental Champion and a one-time Hardcore Champion. Following his 2001 departure from the WWF, James became the inaugural WWA World Heavyweight Champion before once again finding success as a tag team wrestler in TNA, where he was a two-time National Wrestling Alliance World Tag Team Champion with Konnan and Ron Killings under the Freebird Rule as the 3Live Kru.
James twice competed for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on pay-per-view. WWE commentator John Layfield charted James's transition from "a cornerstone of the Attitude Era. James is a second generation wrestler, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of D-Generation X. James, under the ring name Brian Armstrong, made his professional wrestling debut on December 1, 1986, where he defeated Kevin Sullivan in a match for NWA Southeast Championship Wrestling. Following this, James put his wrestling career on hold in order to enlist in the United States Marine Corps in 1987. Brian was mentioned on WCW programming during the WrestleWar 91 PPV on February 24, 1991, when the commentary team mentioned that Brad's brother Brian was serving in Operation Desert Storm during a match between Brad and Bobby Eaton. Following his tour of duty, Brian wrestled his first match in five years and lost to Terrance Taylor on July 7, 1991 during the final night of World Championship Wrestling's The Great American Bash house show tour.
After completing another tour of duty, James made his debut for Smoky Mountain Wrestling on November 20, 1992 under a mask as The Dark Secret, where he lost to Tracy Smothers. As The Dark Secret, James was relegated to jobbing, as he would lose continuously in both singles and tag team matches throughout the rest of 1992 and into 1993. Following another tour of duty, James returned to SMW on July 1993 where he lost to Bobby Blaze. On July 19, now using the Brian Armstrong ring name, defeated Killer Kyle in a dark match. Following this, James would alternate between the Brian Armstrong and The Dark Secret ring names, where he would find success in singles and tag team matches under the former and continue to job under the latter. In addition to SMW, James returned to WCW under his Brian Armstrong ring name on the November 30 episode of Saturday Night in a losing effort to Steve Austin. Beginning in 1994, James wrestled more for WCW, including a championship match against the World Television Champion Lord Steven Regal which he lost.
On the March 5, 1994 edition of the WCW Power Hour, Armstrong lost to Terra Ryzing – who would go on to become James' DX stablemate Triple H – in the latter's debut match for the promotion. Brian wrestled on television tapings, began to team with his brother Brad, albeit in losing efforts. Meanwhile his time in Smoky Mountain Wrestling was drawing to a close. Following a tag team match where he and Killer Kyle lost to The Rock'n' Roll Express on April 4, James left SMW and began competing for WCW as Brian Armstrong. However, he would find little success, as his only victories were in tag team dark matches where he teamed with his brother Brad while he, along with his brothers, were relegated to being jobbers on television, with the most notable example being a rematch with Lord Steven Regal for the World Television Championship on the August 10 episode of Saturday Night. On the November 14, 1994 edition of WCW Pro Armstrong again lost to the future Triple H, who by that time had been repackaged as Jean-Paul Lévesque.
Both men left the promotion before long. James wrestled his final match for WCW on the December 17 episode of WorldWide, as he and his brothers Brad and Scott lost a six-man tag team match to The Three Faces of Fear. After defeating Barry Hardy in a dark match on the August 16, 1994 episode of WWF Wrestling Challenge, James signed with the World Wrestling Federation towards the end of 1994, he was billed as an assistant to "Double J" Jeff Jarrett, a would-be country singer. He wrestled on several pay-per-views and television shows, but most of his first WWF tenure was spent accompanying Jarrett and interfering in his matches. In early 1995, Jarrett released the song "With My Baby Tonight", which Jarrett claimed he had sung himself; the planned angle was to reveal that it was The Roadie, not Jarrett, who had performed the vocals on this song, sparking a feud between the two wrestlers. Before this revelation could take place and Jarrett left the WWF following the second In Your House pay-per-view on July 23, 1995.
After leaving the WWF, James joined the United Sta
Annie Mona Burgin known as Mona Burgin, was a teacher and active in the Girl Guiding movement. She is principally known for her role training adults. Burgin was the daughter of Anglican clergyman John Robert Burgin and his wife, Henrietta Jane Woollcombe. Born on the Isle of Man, she came to New Zealand with her family at the age of 6. At age 17, she began training as a teacher at Auckland Training College. Burgin taught junior boys at Dilworth School from 1929 until 1960, she became headmistress of Hilltop School, remaining there until her retirement in 1968. While still a teenager, Burgin corresponded with and met Lieutenant Colonel David Cossgrove, the founder of the Girl Peace Scouts' Association, she revived interest in the movement in Auckland and started the St Andrew's Girl Peace Scout Troop in Epsom in 1921 as their Guider. In 1923, this group became the Epsom Cavell Company. In 1932, she spent a year in the UK. Back in New Zealand, Burgin started the Rahiri Ranger Company in 1939. Burgin was leader of the first GIS team into Germany after World War II.
She led the first team from the World Association Training scheme, briefed to find and support Guides living in displaced persons' camps. She was awarded the Silver Fish, the highest international guiding honour, in 1945. In 1946, after she returned to New Zealand, she gained the Chief's Diploma. In the 1950s Burgin wrote the first New Zealand handbooks for Guides and Rangers, based on the British programme, but with local variation, her teaching and training methods had a significant influence on the shaping of the Girl Guide movement in New Zealand. In the 1959 Queen's Birthday Honours, she was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to the Girl Guide Movement, she held several national positions, including Commissioner for Training, Commissioner for Camping, National Ranger Adviser. Burgin never married, died at her home in Howick, Auckland, on 15 June 1985; every year on 22 February, known as "Thinking Day" Rangers from Mona's Unit set off before dawn, while it is still dark, they climb to the top of Maungawhau / Mount Eden.
There they set up their little campfire and a flag-staff, as the sun rises over the sea they raise the Guide World Flag, they sing the World Song, they speak of some of the people and the countries they are Thinking about - and so they start "The Big Think" which travels all the way round the world. GirlGuiding New Zealand Foundation Mona Burgin Scholarship is a scholarship enabling adult leaders from New Zealand to attend an overseas or New Zealand event or training, in order to refresh their enthusiasm and gain new ideas.: Otimai: 1927-77 GirlGuiding New Zealand
The International Union of United Brewery, Cereal, Soft Drink and Distillery Workers was a labor union in the United States. The union merged with the Teamsters in 1973; the union was founded in 1886 as the National Union of United Brewery Workmen. The union's members were entirely Germans, from 1886 to 1903 the union's convention and publications were in German; the union affiliated with the American Federation of Labor in 1887. The Brewery Workers were given a wide jurisdictional charter by the AFL, making it one of the first industrial unions in the U. S. In 1903, the union changed its name to the International Union of United Brewery Workmen of America. In 1917, the union changed its name to the International Union of United Brewery and Soft Drink Workers of America. Three years it changed its name yet again, this time to the International Union of United Brewery, Flour and Soft Drink Workers of America; the Brewery Workers had a tumultuous relationship with the AFL. The union engaged in numerous jurisdictional disputes with unions representing firemen and engineers from 1896 to 1907.
In 1907, the AFL revoked the Brewery Workers' union charter. But a firestorm of protest from local unions around the country led the AFL to reinstate the charter in 1909, albeit with a number of limitations on the union's ability to organize workers outside of its newly narrowed jurisdiction. Prohibition in the United States weakened the union beginning in 1920; the union recovered some after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, but jurisdictional disputes with the Teamsters hindered new member organizing and drained the union's finances. In 1939, the Brewery Workers filed a charge with the AFL which alleged that the Teamsters were infringing on the use of the term "Brewery Workers." AFL president William Green sided with the Teamsters, however. In 1941, Green revoked the Brewery Workers' union charter again; the Brewery Workers and Teamsters continued to fight over potential members as well as raiding one another. The Brewery Workers affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1946.
The same year, the union changed its name to the International Union of United Brewery, Cereal, Soft Drink, Distillery Workers of America. The union fought a violent series of jurisdictional battles with the Teamsters in Pittsburgh, known as the "Pittsburgh beer war"; the series of strikes, street battles and lawsuits ended on April 2, 1947, but was so violent and protracted that it led to a congressional investigation. The Brewery Workers joined the new AFL-CIO when the AFL and CIO merged in 1955; the Brewery Workers continued to lose members in the 1960s. Its battles with the Teamsters continued, costing it resources, but many local breweries began closing, as large national brewers such as Anheuser-Busch expanded and either pushed them out of business or acquired them. In 1973, the Brewery Workers voted to merge with the Teamsters, on October 19 were expelled from the AFL-CIO. Milwaukee's Local 9, the largest in the union, objected to the merger and voted 2,447 to 27 to leave the Brewery Workers and affiliate directly with the AFL-CIO, as did 26 other locals totaling about one-quarter of the union.
The Milwaukee local affiliated with the United Auto Workers. The remainder of the union became the Brewery and Soft Drink Workers Conference of the Teamsters union; the union's publication was Brewery Worker, was published from 1886 to 1973. The Brewery Workers union was one of the unions on the master list of Nixon's political opponents. Notable union members included Karl Feller. GeneralCommittee on Education and Labor, United States House of Representatives; the Pittsburgh Beer War. Hearings before the special subcommittee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, pursuant to H. Res. 111. 80th Congress, 1st session. Washington, D. C.: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1947. Foner, Philip S. History of the Labor Movement in the United States. Vol. 3: The Policies and Practices of the American Federation of Labor, 1900-1909. New York: International Publishers, 1964. Cloth ISBN 0-7178-0093-8. A Circular in Samuel Gompers Papers, Volume 5: An Expanding Movement at the Turn of the Century, 1898-1902.
Stuart Bruce Kaufman, Grace Palladino and Peter J. Albert, eds. Champaign, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1996. ISBN 0-252-02008-1 Mann, Keith J. and Husband, Jr. Hugh P. "Private and Governmental Plans for the Adjustment of Interunion Disputes: Work Assignment Conflict to 1949." Stanford Law Review. 13:1. Schluter, Hemann; the Brewing Industry and the Brewery Workers' Movement in America. Cincinnati, Ohio: International Union of United Brewery Workmen of America, 1910. Tremblay, Victor J. and Tremblay, Carol Horton. The U. S. Brewing Industry: Data and Economic Analysis. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2005. ISBN 0-262-20151-8Specific Brewery and Soft Drink Workers Conference, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
The North American variant of the Ford Escort is a small family/compact car introduced by Ford in 1980 for the 1981 model year. Sharing its name with the third-generation European Ford Escort, the model line is the first front-wheel drive Ford developed and sold in North America; the direct successor of the Ford Pinto, as the smallest Ford car in North America, the Escort replaced the European-imported Ford Fiesta. Overcoming the tarnished reputation for quality and safety established by the fuel tank defect of the Pinto, the Escort became successful in the American marketplace. After 1982, the model line became the best-selling car in the United States, a position it held during most of the 1980s; the 1981 replacement of the Pinto by the Escort was the first Ford model line to adapt front-wheel drive. By the end of the 1980s, nearly the entire Ford car range would adopt the powertrain layout; the Escort was produced across three generations. The first was the first Ford "world car", designed as Ford of Europe transitioned the Escort Mk III to front-wheel drive.
In North America, the model line was sold as the Mercury Lynx and the two-seat Ford EXP/Mercury LN7. Introduced for 1991, the second generation became a near-twin of the Mazda-designed Ford Laser; the second generation was sold as the Mercury Tracer. For 1997, the third generation was an extensive redesign of the second-generation platform Escort sedan, introducing the ZX2 coupe. For the 1999 model year, the Ford Focus succeeded the Escort as the compact model line as a new-generation "world car". During its entire production, the Escort was produced by Wayne Stamping & Assembly and Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly, it was intended to share common components with the European Mk III Escort. It was launched with a 65 hp, 1.6-liter hemi overhead cam inline-four. It was available as a three-door hatchback and as a five-door station wagon, with a four-speed manual or a three-speed automatic; the five-door hatchback was first shown in May 1981. The North American Escort had more chrome than Escorts sold elsewhere.
1981 models never had the blue oval logo. The car was freshened in 1982, added Ford's blue oval logo for the first time along with a new grille. For 1982 models, the base price of the Escort 3-door was $5,518; the engine was uprated, to 70 hp. In March 1982 a HO version of the engine was added only in the EXP and with an automatic transmission, but soon thereafter available with a manual and in the sporting Escort GT; this unit produces 80 hp, thanks to a higher compression ratio, a new exhaust system, larger venturis in the carburetor. In addition to the HO engine, the GT featured cosmetic changes such as "GT" emblems and stripes, while under the shell there were uprated brakes and a close-ratio four-speed gearbox. Included were metric TR sport wheels with Michelin TRX tires. For 1984, the GLX model was dropped and replaced with a fuel injected LX model, available as a five-door hatchback or wagon, with a GT engine, blackout trim, "Butterfly" styled cast aluminum wheels; the interior received a new dashboard, a new rubber shift boot for manual models.
Flush headlamps, revised taillamps and restyled steel wheels appeared when the Escort was revised and introduced as the 1985½ Ford Escort. There was the Ford EXP, sister version Mercury LN7, targeting the sports car market a two-seat hatch with lower roofline, not as successful as other body styles. Although the basic silhouette was the same, it was completely different from the European version, apart from the Ford CVH engine. There was a 1.6 L engine, a 4-speed MTX-2 and a 5-speed MTX-3 manual transmission as standard options, an optional 3-speed ATX/FLC automatic transmission. A 1.3 L engine was designed and prototyped but did not see production due to lack of power, an inability to get it certified. Beginning in 1983, a GT model offered a multi-port EFI version of the 1.6 L four-cylinder that increased power by 20 hp over the base carbureted version. It came with a 5-speed transmission, TRX handling package and rear spoilers, metric-sized alloy wheels and fog lights. Beginning with the 1984 model year, the Ford EXP received the option of the turbocharged 1.6 L four-cylinder rated at 120 hp and matching torque.
The turbo engine found its way into the Escort GT as well during the 1984 model year. 1984 was the year that Mazda's 2-liter diesel engine became available in the Escort and Lynx. 1981–1985 1.6 L CVH I4, 65–70 hp 1982–1985 1.6 L CVH High Output I4, 80 hp 1983–
Video gaming in India is an emerging market. As investments continue to rise, the video game market is expected to grow in India. India is one of the top five mobile gaming markets in the world in terms of number of users. In FY19, Online gaming in India was estimated at ₹6,200 crore market with an estimated 300 million gamers. In October 2005, Level Up! Games was the first to distribute a massively multiplayer online game in India with Ragnarok Online and was soon followed by others companies like Syfy with the game A3; the latter are South Korean games whose content has been adapted in order to please the people of the country. However, these games were only modestly successful. Video games play a crucial role in the development of the market by attracting and retaining customers and, cybercafés contribute to the promotion of video games. Many companies encourage video gaming in India, such as MTV, Cypher and National Institute of Information Technology centres. Like China and South Korea, India is experiencing strong growth in online gaming.
With between 35-50 million internet users, the country is attracting interest from the online video game industry, difficult to hack. With a turnover of $890 million in 2018, the video game sector is still underdeveloped compared to other Asian countries, such as China and South Korea. However, many video game companies are beginning to invest, India could become an important market for this sector. To conducted by KPMG, the number of game development companies in India today stands at around 275; this number was a mere 25 in the year 2010. One of the factors driving the growth of the video game market is its large number of cybercafés with more than 100,000 in 2006, 40% of which are used to play online; as of 2019, India is one of the top five mobile gaming markets in the world in terms of number of users. In FY19, online gaming in India was estimated at ₹6,200 crore market with an estimated 300 million gamers. Estimates suggest that India's mobile games market will be worth $1.1 billion by 2020, number of users projected to become 628 million by then.
Video gaming is growing quickly in the mobile space with the advent of cheap and affordable smartphones. A recent survey has found that women mobile gamers are more active than men in India. Local Indian video game studios are yet to make a significant impact in the world market relegated to mobile games that have development cycles of not more than 3–6 months. Video game studios are sprouting up around India, most notably in Bangalore. Many studios in India derive most of their income from outsourcing to foregin companies. Although there are a few studios working on their own titles most of the studios are mobile. There are a few studios working on larger projects on PC and console like Bangalore based Tentworks Interactive. Tentworks Interactive revealed India's first major PC title; the studio unveiled their upcoming game, City Block Builder at EGX. It is set for release in 2020 for PC. City Block Builder recently won Best of EGX in London by Cultured Vultures Magazine; this marks the first time.
The total prize money in Indian eSports in 2016 was ₹77 lakhs. This grew to ₹2.06 crores in 2017 with Dota 2 and CS:GO tournaments contributing to 87% of the total amount. The total announced prize money in Indian eSports in 2018 grew to ₹5.63 crores of which ₹3.84 crores is attributable to tournaments that took place during the year. The share of Dota 2 and CS:GO tournaments dropped to 61% as PUBG Mobile tournaments accounted for 18% of the total prize money during the year. In 2019, the total prize money in Indian eSports grew by 180%. International eSports events such as ESL One Mumbai and DreamHack: Delhi 2019 were hosted in the country. In October 2019, international eSports team organization Fnatic announced its expansion into India by acquiring the Indian PUBG Mobile team XSpark. In January 2020, Fnatic's Indian PUBG Mobile team moved into a temporary bootcamp in Mumbai; the founder of Route Mobile Rajdip Gupta is planning his eSports venture – COBX Gaming – that will invest $10 million to promote eSports in India.
COBX will launch an online domestic league, an international league besides building an Indian team for international eSports championships. The Indian video games market is varied. While there are a section of hardcore gamers, there are still many gamers playing cartridge games on TV and handheld devices; this has led to the proliferation of pirated, second hand and knock-offs to meet the needs of a diverse range of consumers with different access to money and information. With a piracy rate of software and consoles of over 80% and a penetration rate of PC still low, India's video game market has long lagged behind the rest of world and distributors of video games struggling to find their place; this delay is explained by the fact that the country has traditionally never had a real culture of gaming. However, this situation is changing due to the increase in the average income of Indians and the increasing interest in internet and entertainment. Bendik Stang, Morten A. Osterholt et Erik Hoftun, The Book of Games, Volume 2: The Ultimate Reference on PC & Video Games, Book of Games, 2007, p. 397 Maitrayee Deka.
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Anastasia Dmitrievna Gimazetdinova, married surname: Kipnis is an Uzbekistani former competitive figure skater. She is a three-time Uzbekistani national champion. At the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, she finished in 23rd place. Gimazetdinova was born 5 May 1980 in Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union. In June 2008, she married Eduard Kamynin, a Russian track and field athlete, whom she divorced. In 2012, she married Gregory Kipnis, their daughter, was born on 30 November 2012. Gimazetdinova was coached by Igor Ksenofontov until his death in the summer of 1999, she trained without a coach until the end of the 2000–01 season. In the 2001–02 season, she began working with Peter Kiprushev in Pervouralsk. A foot injury caused Gimazetdinova to withdraw after the short program from the 2006 Four Continents, she competed at the 2006 Olympics. In 2009, she received an Olympic Solidarity scholarship, she placed 23rd at her second Olympics. Gimazetdinova last competed internationally at the 2011 Asian Winter Games, she continues to skate in shows and works as a coach in Yekaterinburg.
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