Brad Terrence Jordan, better known by his stage name Scarface, is an American rapper, record producer, politician, best known as a member of the Geto Boys, a hip hop group from Houston, Texas. He grew up in Houston and is from the city's South Acres neighborhood. In 2012, The Source ranked him #16 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time, while About.com ranked him #6 on its list of the 50 Greatest MCs of Our Time. Scarface attended Woodson Middle School in Texas, he worked as a drug dealer. As a teenager, he attempted suicide, subsequently spent time in a hospital psychiatric ward, he was brought up as a Christian, converted to Islam in 2006. He began his career as DJ Akshen recording and deejaying for Lil' Troy's Short Stop, a local record label in Houston. After releasing the 12" single "Scarface/Another Head Put To Rest", written by Chris "Mr. 3-2" Barriere and produced by Def Jam Blaster,Bruce "Grim" Rhodes, he would go on to sign with Rap-A-Lot and join a group who were collectively known as Geto Boys replacing a member who left, released the group's second album Grip It!
On That Other Level, a successful album that garnered the group a large fanbase, in spite of their violent lyrics keeping them from radio and MTV. He took his stage name from the 1983 film Scarface. In 1992, Scarface appeared on the Kool G Rap & DJ Polo album Let Die; the album Mr. Scarface Is Back was a success, Scarface's popularity soon overshadowed the other Geto Boys. Scarface remained in the group while releasing a series of solo albums that kept him in the public view with increasing sales, making him the only Geto Boys member that has always remained with the group since the group personnel was revamped in 1989; this peaked with The Diary and The Last of a Dying Breed, the latter of which received positive reviews and sales, earned him Lyricist of the Year at the 2001 Source Awards. In 2002, he released The Fix, the follow-up to The Last of a Dying Breed and returned to the studio with the Geto Boys for their album, The Foundation, he was featured on The Biggie Duets alongside Big Gee and Akon.
He guested on Ray Cash's debut single "Bumpin' My Music". In addition to his career as a rapper, Scarface was the coordinator and president of Def Jam South from 2000 to 2005, where he has fostered the career of rapper Ludacris, whom he signed to the label. Scarface has appeared on Beanie Sigel's album, The Solution. Scarface has produced three tracks on UGK's Underground Kingz including "Life Is 2009", "Still Ridin' Dirty", "Candy"; some of Scarface's early music videos featured community activist Quanell X in supporting roles. In 2008, Scarface collaborated with rapper Tech N9ne on his album Killer on the song "Pillow Talkin'". Despite limited commercial appeal, he remains out of the norm and popular among those in the industry, has been described as "your favorite rapper's favorite rapper". On August 6, 2009, Scarface performed at the 2009 Gathering of the Juggalos. In 2005, comedian Chris Rock praised Scarface as one of the best three rappers of all time on his list of the Top-25 Hip-Hop Albums ever.
On June 30, 2010, Scarface announced that he was working on a new album entitled The Habit, which would include features from John Legend and Drake, that it was scheduled for release that fall. For one production on the album, Scarface co-hosted a worldwide producer showcase with iStandard from which thousands of producers were considered and after a selection of the top 8, Alex Kresovich was named winner; the album would feature a production from Eminem. In February 2011, news came that he had been held in jail without bail since September 2010 for failure to pay child support in four different cases; as of August 2011, Scarface was released from jail. In 2012, Scarface collaborated with Ice Cube on an Insane Clown Posse remix called "Chris Benoit" on The Mighty Death Pop!'s bonus album Mike E. Clark's Extra Pop Emporium. Scarface appeared in the Mike Judge film Idiocracy as a pimp named Upgrayedd. Judge used the Scarface track "No Tears" and Geto Boys tracks "Still" and "Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta" in his 1999 film Office Space.
He has appeared in the two video games: Def Jam Vendetta and its sequel Def Jam: Fight For NY. At the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards, he received the I Am Hip Hop award. On June 10, 2019, Scarface launched his campaign to be elected as the Councilperson for District D of the Houston City Council when the current seat holder, Dwight Boykins, decided to run for mayor. Jordan, whose rap moniker was "Scarface," announced his candidacy a day after the death of his friend and bandmate Bushwick Bill, his campaign is defined by the vision of "putting the neighbor back in the hood,", the motto of Positive Purpose Movement, an organization founded by Jordan. The organization works with area schools to promote education and empowerment among children from underrepresented communities. Jordan was quoted in The Washington Post stating that "Scarface is dead." Positioning himself as a viable candidate for City Council, he emphasized his desire to build a legacy of public service when he added, “I’m not going to be a 75-year-old rapper...
I’m going to be finishing my last term in office as president when I’m 75”. Jordan was defeated by former educator Carolyn Evans-Shabazz in a run-off election on 15 December 2019. Scarface claims to be a cousin of singer Johnny Nash, he owns and collects Gibson Les Paul electric guitars. Scarface released a memoir on April 21, 2015, which details various moments from his childhood, getting his first record deal from Rap-A-Lot, his tenu
The Polish Motor Union determined Polish riders to World and European Championships in several domestic qualifications meetings. Main Commission of Speedway Sport nominated eight riders to championships: Qualifying Round One - Mureck Rafał Trojanowski Robert Miśkowiak Qualifying Round Two - Diedenbergen Adrian Gomólski Michał Szczepaniak Semi-Final One - Ljubljana Szymon Kiełbasa Sebastian Ułamek Semi-Final Two - Balakovo Dawid Stachyra Semi-Final Three - Berghaupten Sławomir Musielak 3 May 2010 Rawicz, Greater Poland Voivodeship Florian Kapała Stadium Referee: Leszek Dembski Beat Time: 61.37 - Patryk Dudek in Heat 7 Attendance: 50 References: Przemysław Pawlicki is a defending Under-19 European Champion. Maciej Janowski after crashed on 1 May in Ekstraliga match decided about resigned from this competitions. and was replaced by Łukasz Cyran. Janowski was second in 2009 championship. Patryk Dudek was started in last year European final and Kacper Gomólski was track reserve. Kociemba crashed Woźniak in Heat 2.
Kociemba was replaced by reserve 18, Woźniak was replaced by reserve 17. Reserve 17 was ride in Heat 1 replaced rider 1. 2010 in sports Speedway in Poland
Edward Taylor Snow was a notable American landscape painter and art collector based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was born in the son of Edward Knight Snow and Mary Anne Snow, he studied at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts in the 1860s under Christian Schussele. He studied in Paris and Berlin, he was the Art Commissioner at the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition, the Trans-Mississippi Exposition, a juror at the South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition. He was a member of the Art Club of Philadelphia, his documents are held by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Archives of American Art, the National Portrait Gallery Library among other places, he was a contemporary of Thomas Eakins, the Eakins' 1904 portrait of Snow is held by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He married Belle Osborne and had several children, including Edward Osborne Snow and Emma Elliot Harmstadt, he is buried in the West Laurel Hill Cemetery. The Frick Collection: Edward Taylor Snow
Iganga General Hospital Iganga District Hospital or Iganga Main Hospital known as Nakavule Hospital is a hospital in Iganga, Eastern Uganda. The hospital is located on the Jinja-Tororo highway, about 42 kilometres, east of Jinja Regional Referral Hospital; the coordinates of Iganga General Hospital are: 0°36'57.0"N, 33°29'04.0"E. Iganga General Hospital is a 100-bed, government-owned hospital, it serves Iganga District and parts of the districts of Luuka, Bugiri and Kaliro. It was built in 1968. Over the years, the underfunded, understaffed hospital's infrastructure has deteriorated and the hospital equipment has aged and become antiquated; the overworked staff are underpaid and of low morale. In 2013 the Uganda Ministry of Health, using a loan of $195 million from the World Bank, began renovating a number of hospitals including this hospital; the renovation work was complete by November 2015. List of hospitals in Uganda Website of Uganda Ministry of Health
ProcDump is a command-line application used for monitoring an application for CPU spikes and creating crash dumps during a spike. The crash dumps can be used by an administrator or software developer to determine the cause of the spike. ProcDump supports monitoring of hung windows and unhandled exceptions, it can create dumps based on the values of system performance counters. ProcDump was only available for Microsoft Windows. In November 2018, Microsoft confirmed it is porting Sysinternals tools, including ProcDump and ProcMon, to Linux; the software is open source. It is licensed under MIT License and the source code is available on GitHub; the Linux version requires Linux kernels version 3.5+ and runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS 7, Fedora 26, Mageia 6, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It does not have full feature parity with the Windows version. Create 5 core dumps 10 seconds apart of the target process with process identifier == 1234 sudo procdump -n 5 -p 1234 WinDbg Dr. Watson kdump ktrace Process Explorer ProcDump - Windows Sysinternals | Microsoft Docs GitHub - microsoft/ProcDump-for-Linux: A Linux version of the ProcDump Sysinternals tool
Mario Kart: Super Circuit is a kart racing game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance in 2001. The game is the third installment in the Mario Kart series and the first for handheld consoles, following Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart 64, it was succeeded by the console game Mario Kart: Double Dash, released for the GameCube in 2003. The game retains traditional game elements of Mario Kart set by its predecessors, upon release, was well-received by reviewers. Super Circuit is a kart racing video game in which the player races in a kart against other teams in different courses; the game screen indicates the current standings in a race, the number of laps needed to finish and incoming weapons. Like in the previous installments, players can pick up item boxes to receive a randomly selected item and use it to impede the opposition and gain the advantage; some items, such as shells and banana peels, allow the player to hit others to slow them down, while other items, such as the star power-up, render them temporarily invincible to attacks.
This is the second Mario Kart game to include coins. There are five game modes in Super Circuit: Time Trial, Quick Run, VS. and Battle. Most of the modes can be played by themselves in single-player races, while some can be played in multiplayer. Mario GP – This mode has the player compete against 7 karts, which are controlled by the computer, in a series of predetermined courses; the player can choose to race using three different engine size classes: 50cc, 100cc, 150cc. Since all karts go faster when using higher engine sizes, the three classes serve as difficulty levels. There are 20 tracks, divided into five cups: Mushroom, Lightning and Special. After the player crosses the finish line, the positions of the computer-controlled characters are locked in and they are given points based on those positions, ranging from zero to nine. Just like in the previous two installments, placing fifth or worse will give them a "rank out" and the race must be replayed until they placed fourth or better, but at a cost of one of three flags.
At the end of the cup, there will be an award ceremony for the top three drivers, where they will get a bronze, silver, or gold trophy and in addition, they will get a ranking based on their performance ranging from E to a triple-star. Collecting 100 coins in each of these cups will allow players to unlock all 20 tracks from Super Mario Kart known as the Extra Cups. Time Trial – This single-player mode has the player to finish any of the forty courses in the fastest time possible, with the best time being saved as a ghost, a copy of the player's performance that they can race against in runs; each character will receive a Triple Mushroom. Quick Run – In this single-player mode, players can choose any course with customized rules such as changing the item frequency or the number of laps in each race. VS. – In this multiplayer mode, up to 4 players can play this mode by using a single cartridge. Battle – In battle mode, the player fights against up to three human-controlled opponents using items scattered throughout a battle arena.
There is the traditional balloon-popping battle game, in which the player must use items to pop an opponent's three balloons while defending their own. Super Circuit features the same cast of playable drivers as in the previous installment, each placed in one of three weight classes. Peach and Toad are light and Luigi are medium, Bowser, Donkey Kong, Wario are heavy. In addition to the playable drivers, other characters have supporting roles in this game as well. Lakitu reprises his role as the referee, helping racers in various situations such as announcing laps, giving the signal to drive with a traffic light hanging on his fishing pole, taking characters back on track in case they fall off course. Other supporting characters appearing in Super Circuit include Shy Guys, Piranha Plants and more. Mario Kart: Super Circuit was developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. Super Circuit was first announced in a press release by Nintendo on August 9, 2000 under the title Mario Kart Advance.
Mario Kart: Super Circuit has received critical acclaim. In 2007, IGN named Super Circuit as the 19th best game on the Game Boy Advance. In the United States, Super Circuit sold 2.1 million copies and earned $63 million by August 2006. During the period between January 2000 and August 2006, it was the fourth highest-selling game launched for the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, or PlayStation Portable in that country. Mario Kart: Super Circuit has sold over 2.53 million in the United States alone, placing it onto Nintendo's Player's Choice list. It received a "Platinum" sales award from the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association, indicating sales of at least 300,000 copies in the United Kingdom; the game has sold 5.91 million copies worldwide, making it the fourth best-selling game on Game Boy Advance and the best selling non-Pokémon game for the Game Boy Advance. On July 28, 2011, Nintendo announced that Mario Kart: Super Circuit, as well as nine other Game Boy Advance games, will be available to limited Nintendo 3DS owners, via Virtual Console, to whom will participate in the Ambassador Program after Nintendo issued a price-cut to the Nintendo 3DS starting August 12, 2011.
This offer was available in all territories, only to those who became eligible in the Ambassador program. It was available for purchase for the Wii U Virtual Console in North America on November 13, 20