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Rube Foster

Andrew "Rube" Foster was an American baseball player and executive in the Negro leagues. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981. Foster, considered by historians to have been the best African-American pitcher of the first decade of the 1900s founded and managed the Chicago American Giants, one of the most successful black baseball teams of the pre-integration era. Most notably, he organized the Negro National League, the first long-lasting professional league for African-American ballplayers, which operated from 1920 to 1931, he is known as the "father of Black Baseball."Foster adopted his longtime nickname, "Rube", as his official middle name in life. Foster was born in Calvert, Texas on September 17, 1879, his father named Andrew, was a reverend and elder of the local American Methodist Episcopal Church. Foster started his professional career with the Waco Yellow Jackets, an independent black team, in 1897. Over the next few years he built up a reputation among white and black fans alike, until he was signed by Frank Leland's Chicago Union Giants, a team in the top ranks of black baseball, in 1902.

After a slump, he was released, signed with a white semipro team based in Otsego, Michigan – Bardeen's Otsego Independents. According to Phil Dixon's American Baseball Chronicles: Great Teams, The 1905 Philadelphia Giants, Volume III "In completing the summer of 1902 with Otsego's multi-ethnic team––the only multi-race team with which he would regularly perform––Foster is reported to have pitched twelve games, he finished with a documented record of eight wins and four losses along with eighty-two documented strikeouts. Strikeout totals for five games which he appeared were not recorded. If found the totals would show that Foster struck out more than one-hundred batters for Otsego. In the seven games where details exist, Foster average eleven strikeouts per outing." Toward the end of the season he joined the Cuban X-Giants of Philadelphia the best team in black baseball. The 1903 season saw Foster establish himself as the X-Giants' pitching star. In a post-season series for the eastern black championship, the X-Giants defeated Sol White's Philadelphia Giants five games to two, with Foster himself winning four games.

According to various accounts, including his own, Foster acquired the nickname "Rube" after defeating star Philadelphia Athletics left-hander Rube Waddell in a postseason exhibition game played sometime between 1902 and 1905. A newspaper story in the Trenton Times from July 26, 1904, contains the earliest known example of Foster being referred to as "Rube", indicating that the supposed meeting with Waddell must have taken place earlier than that. Recent research has uncovered a game played on August 2, 1903, in which Foster met and defeated Waddell while the latter was playing under an assumed name for a semi-pro team in New York City. Now a star, Foster jumped to the Philadelphia Giants for the 1904 season. Legend has it that John McGraw, manager of the New York Giants, hired Foster to teach the young Christy Mathewson the "fadeaway", or screwball, though historians have cast this story in doubt. During the 1904 season, Foster lost six. In a rematch with Foster's old team, the Cuban X-Giants, he won two games and batted.400 in leading the Philadelphia Giants to the black championship.

In 1905, Foster compiled a fantastic record of 51–4, though recent research has confirmed only a 25–3 record. He led the Giants to this time over the Brooklyn Royal Giants; the Philadelphia Telegraph wrote that "Foster has never been equalled in a pitcher's box." The following season, the Philadelphia Giants helped form the International League of Independent Professional Ball Players, composed of both all-black and all-white teams in the Philadelphia and Wilmington, areas. In 1907, Foster's manager Sol White published his Official Baseball Guide: History of Colored Baseball, with Foster contributing an article on "How to Pitch." However, before the season began, he and several other stars left the Philadelphia Giants for the Chicago Leland Giants, with Foster named playing manager. Under his leadership, the Lelands won 110 games and lost only ten, took the Chicago City League pennant; the following season the Lelands tied a national championship series with the Philadelphia Giants, each team winning three games.

Foster suffered a broken leg in July 1909, but rushed himself back into the lineup in time for an October exhibition series against the Chicago Cubs. Foster, pitching the second game, squandered a 5–2 lead in the ninth inning lost the game on a controversial play when a Cubs runner stole home while Foster was arguing with the umpire; the Lelands lost three games to nothing. The Lelands lost the unofficial western black championship to the St. Paul Colored Gophers. In 1910, Foster wrested legal control of the team from Frank Leland, he proceeded to put together the team he considered his finest. He signed John Henry Lloyd away from the Philadelphia Giants; the following season, Foster established a partnership with John Schorling, the son-in-law of Chicago White Sox owner Charlie Comiskey. The White Sox had just moved into Comiskey Park, Schorling arranged for Foster's team to use the vacated South Side Park, at 39th and Wentworth. Settl

Jon Bakhshi

Jon Bakhshi is an American restaurateur based in New York City. He has founded numerous restaurants and lounges including Home, Guest House, Greenhouse, his newest restaurant, won the Concierge Choice Award for Best New Restaurant in New York City in 2014. Bakhshi was born into an Iranian Jewish family, he describes himself as a practicing Jew. He attended and graduated from New York University with a bachelor's degree with aspirations of attending law school afterward. Instead, Bakhshi focused on his entrepreneurial career. Bakhshi began his career as a club promoter. In July 2005, he entered the entrepreneurial field when he opened Home, a nightclub on West 27th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan, he opened a nearby companion club called Guest House in August 2005. Bakhshi's clubs distinguished themselves from other clubs in the area by maintaining less strict entry requirements. Guest House was open 5 days each week. In July 2009, Bakhshi closed both Guest House. In 2008, Bakhshi began setting into motion construction on an "eco-friendly" SoHo nightclub called "Greenhouse."

Prior to opening, Bakshi held publicity parties for Greenhouse at the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Paris Fashion Week. The latter party was hosted by models Jessica Carmen Kass at Le Baron, a club in Paris. Bakhshi worked with Antonio Di Oronzo, on the design of the Varick Street club. Greenhouse featured hick bamboo walls, LED lighting, sustainable uniforms for employees, wind-generated electricity, waterless urinals, vodka served in recycled bottles, it featured two levels. The club was the first LEED-certified nightclub in the United States; the club opened in October 2008. Bakhshi sold his interest in the club in 2011. Greenhouse would close in April 2014. In October 2009, Bakhshi opened; the location featured menu. English was responsible for creating the menu. Bakhshi sold his interests in the location in 2010, it was closed in 2012. In April 2014, Bakhshi opened a combination bar and lounge called Beautique on Manhattan's 58th Street; the establishment has made headlines for the notability of some of its guests.

Celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Bosworth, Dylan McDermott, many others have appeared at Beautique. It won the Concierge Choice Award for Best New Restaurant in New York City in 2014. In May 2015, Bakhshi opened a second Beautique location in The Hamptons at the Capri Hotel. Official website

Arakan Army (Kayin State)

The Arakan Army is a Rakhine insurgent group based in Kayin State, Myanmar. The group has been first active combat in the 1990s, until following of their commander-in-chief Khine Razar was killed in action during fighting in Andaman Sea. Arakan State Army was again founded with its political wing called Arakan National Council in 2004; the February 14, 1998 marked the Arakanese Martyr's Day which their general for sacrifices his life for Arakan. ANC was one of few groups did not sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in 2015 after Tatmadaw clashes with another group "Arakan Army" in Rakhine State. Arakan State Army had planned to return to Rakhine, but extreme cautions and conflict zone they were unable to return; the whole army has only a few hundred soldiers. They were left alone in Kayin State. Arakan National Council did not collaborate with United League of Arakan of these two Rakhine armed organizations; the Arakan Army's self-proclaimed objectives are as follows: To gain the right to self-determination for the ethnic groups of Rakhine State.

To safeguard the national identity and cultural heritage of the Rakhine people. To promote the national dignity and interests of the Rakhine people. To liberate every citizen and ethnic group of Myanmar from the Burmese dictatorship. To ensure peace and development for all of humanity

Lace Up

Lace Up is the debut studio album by American rapper Machine Gun Kelly. It was released on October 2012, by Bad Boy Records and Interscope Records. Puff Daddy, who served as the executive producer on the album, enlisted the guest appearances from Cassie, DMX, Planet VI and Avenged Sevenfold. R. Rotem, among others; the album was supported by four singles: "Wild Boy" featuring Waka Flocka Flame, "Invincible" featuring Ester Dean, "Hold On" featuring Young Jeezy, along with a promotional single, "Stereo" featuring Alex Fitts. Reviews for the record were positive, but critics felt that it was a disappointment, compared to his previous mixtapes. Lace Up debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 57,000 copies in the United States, it was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, denoting sales of over 500,000 copies. The album's lead single, "Wild Boy" was released on September 27, 2011; the song features guest vocals from fellow American rapper Waka Flocka Flame, with production being provided by GB Hitz and Southside.

It was featured on his fourth mixtape, Rage Pack, on his debut EP, Half Naked & Almost Famous. The song debuted at number 98 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on the week of January 28, 2012, number 49 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, it serves as his first song to be charted on both Billboard charts. The album's second single, "Invincible" was released to digital retailers in the United States on April 24, 2012, was solicited to rhythmic contemporary radio and contemporary hit radio on May 15 to July 31, 2012, respectively; the song features guest vocals from American singer-songwriter Ester Dean, was produced by British producer Alex da Kid. MGK shot a music video for the single, which features an appearance from the singer Ester Dean, uploaded the video on YouTube under his VEVO account, on June 3, 2012."Hold On" featuring Young Jeezy, was released as the album's third single on August 6, 2012. The music video was released on November 19, 2012. On September 20, 2012, "Stereo" was released with an accompanying music video, as the album's promotional single.

The song features guest vocals from Alex Fitts. The track would be included, alongside "Invincible" and "Hold On", as part of the MGK's Music Unlimited exclusive EP, titled Lace Up - The Prelude. Lace Up received favorable reviews but music critics found the record overall uneven, compared to Kelly's previous mixtapes. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received average score of 69, based on 6 reviews which indicates favourable reviews. Adam Fleischer of XXL praised the production throughout the album and MGK for being consistent with his rapid-fire flow concluding with, "though he may no longer be quite the underdog he once was, rapping like it—at least for now—still works." Fred Thomas of AllMusic praised the album for its production and putting MGK in the spotlight, calling it "a beast of a debut, some of the heaviest mainstream-friendly hip-hop happening in 2012, a picture of young energy at its zenith."Edwin Ortiz of HipHopDX gave a mixed review of the album, praising tracks like "Edge of Destruction" and "D3mons" for their intensity but found "Invincible" and "All We Have" put MGK into "industry purgatory."

He concluded. His debut is decent at best, with hope that his following projects yield better results." Phillip Mlynar of Spin felt that the special guests throughout the album were more of a hindrance to the main artist saying, "Instead of turning this debut proper into an expansive listen, the guests seem like they're papering over holes in both the music and the message." The album debuted at number 4 with first-week sales of 57,000 copies. It slid down to number 22 in its second week giving it a total of 65,000 copies. Sliding down to number 37 in week three it sold 10,000 more copies; as of September 2015, the album has sold 263,000 copies in the United States. Album credits adapted from official liner notes. Notes^ signifies a co-producer ^ signifies an additional producer "Save Me" features additional vocals from M. Shadows. "La La La" features additional vocals from Betty Idol. Sample credits"See My Tears" contains a sample of "Rain" written and performed by Armin van Buuren and Cathy Burton.

"D3MONS" contains a sample of "Sorrow" performed by Lisa Gerrard. "Half Naked & Almost Famous" contains a sample of "Young Blood", written by Thom Powers, Alisa Xayalith and Aaron Short, performed by the Naked and Famous. "La La La" contains a sample of "Video in Industry" performed by Trevor Bastow. "Warning Shot" contains elements of "Electric Bloom", written by Jack Bevan, Edwin Congreave, Walter Gervers, Yannis Philippakis and Jimmy Smith, performed by Foals. Credits for Lace Up adapted from AllMusic

My Own Love Song

My Own Love Song is a 2010 road movie directed and written by Olivier Dahan and starring Renée Zellweger, Forest Whitaker, Madeline Zima and Nick Nolte. It premiered in Dahan's native France on April 7, 2010 and in the United States at the Tribeca Film Festival between April 21 to May 2, 2010; the soundtrack contains music written by Bob Dylan, including Zellweger singing a cover of "Life Is Hard" from his 2009 album Together Through Life. In Marysville, Kansas, a paralyzed former singer, argues with her stuttering friend Joey about his belief that he can talk to the invisible world. One day, during her physiotherapy treatment, he messes up her house while searching for a book about angels that he has lent her, he is taken by the police to a hospital. The following night, Joey comes back to Jane's house to clean up, he finds a letter from her young son inviting her to his communion in Baton Rouge, where he lives with his adoptive family. Joey spends the night on the couch. In the morning, the police ask her if Joey is in her house, but he has left.

Joey begs Jane to go to New Orleans. On the drive, the engine heats up and the car explodes, they buy a new car. They board a coach and while Jane sleeps, Joey meets Billie by helping her find her wedding ring on the floor, she tells him her husband. The three dine at Billie's sister's house; the next morning, Joey and Billie are driven to a restaurant by a relative, but Jane forgets her purse in the car, so Joey elaborates a plan to get them to the bus without paying. The plan does not work but they get into the bus, where they argue about what they've done; the bus driver abandons them in the middle of nowhere. Jane decides to go back home and Joey reveals her son's letter. At night, the three hear music and meet Caldwell, an old musician with whom they share some cake enhanced with drugs; the following day, Caldwell gives them a lift. Shortly before the show, Jane argues with Joey about his mothering her, she meets fellow travelers going to Iowa. The woman of the couple is ill and they are going there on their last trip to visit their children.

This inspiring meeting persuades Jane to perform the show. She arrives on stage, she sings "This Land Is Your Land" accompanied by Caldwell on electric guitar, to applause from the club. As they drive towards New Orleans, they chase the thief. An accident ensues and everybody is arrested and subsequently freed except Caldwell, taken to prison. Jane gives him a song written for him, about the beauty of birds. In New Orleans, Joey attends the conference about angels, but discovers the author is a racist and a liar, he does not believe in what he hates his Black and Mexican readership. Joey punches him in the face and the three travelers are expelled from the conference, they are bound to Baton Rouge when Billie receives a call. Her husband seems ready to come back home, she leaves Joey before their train departs. In Baton Rouge, as they reach Jane's son's communion, she is afraid that she will not recognize him seven years after her accident and subsequent coma. Joey tells her to sing, she listens to his advice, her son, about to leave, stops in front of her.

The final scene is set back in Kansas. Joey and Jane are sitting in front of a lake, her son and his adoptive parents arrive for a visit. Jane and Joey hold hands as the three approach. Renée Zellweger as Jane Forest Whitaker as Joey Madeline Zima as Billie Nick Nolte as Caldwell Elias Koteas as Dean Annie Parisse as Nora Julia Lashae as Suzie Alec Rayme as Policeman Who Helps Jane Production began in October 2008 in Kansas and Louisiana. My Own Love Song on IMDb My Own Love Song at Rotten Tomatoes

Milorad Pavić (footballer)

Milorad Pavić was a Serbian football player and coach. In his home country he coached FK Vojvodina, he coached Belgian teams Club Brugge, Standard Liège, Portuguese teams Benfica and Sporting CP, Spanish teams Athletic Bilbao, CD Málaga and Celta de Vigo. Outside Yugoslavia he was known by nickname "Michel"; the press described him as a Gentleman in Iron Gloves. In his youth Pavić was taken hostage by the Germans in World War II; as a player, he defended the colours of Red Star Belgrade. After his active career he became a head coach with the same team, winning the national championship three times and winning three Yugoslav Cups. For seven seasons between 1957 and 1964, he led the team from the bench in 216 official competitive matches. Pavić won two Belgian Cups as a coach with Standard Liege, a Spanish Copa del Rey with Athletic Bilbao, a Portuguese league with Benfica in 1974–75. Red Star Belgrade Yugoslav First League: 1958–59, 1959–60, 1963–64 Yugoslav Cup: 1957–58, 1958–59, 1963–64Standard Liège Belgian Cup: 1965–66, 1966–67Athletic Bilbao Copa del Rey: 1972–73Benfica Portuguese Championship: 1974–75Celta Vigo Segunda División: 1981–82 UEFA.com news 18-8-2005