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Takeru Kobayashi

Takeru Kobayashi is a Japanese competitive eater. He holds many records, including fifteen Guinness World Records, for eating hot dogs, Twinkies, hamburgers, ice cream, pasta. Described as "the godfather of competitive eating", Kobayashi is a six-time champion of Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest and is credited with popularizing the sport of competitive eating. Born in Nagano, Kobayashi set his first record at his rookie appearance on July 4, 2001, when he ate 50 hot dogs in 12 minutes at the Nathan's Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest, doubling the previous record of 25; the record was so unexpected that when Kobayashi got to the numbers, the organizers ran out of signs indicating how many dogs Kobayashi had eaten and had to resort to handwritten signs. Kobayashi would go on to break his own record three times in winning the contest six consecutive times. 2006In the 2006 Krystal Square Off, Kobayashi's mark of 97 hamburgers was 30 better than his winning total in 2005 and 28 better than the World Record he set in 2004.

At a speed-eating contest in Hong Kong on August 13, 2005, Kobayashi consumed 83 vegetarian jiaozi dumplings in 8 minutes. The next day, he ate 100 roasted pork buns in 12 minutes. Kobayashi won the 2005 Alka-Seltzer US Open of Competitive Eating, a three-hour IFOCE elimination tournament on ESPN, as well as the Glutton Bowl, a two-hour IFOCE eating special that aired on the Fox Network in 2002. However, on Fox's 2003 show Man vs. Beast, Kobayashi lost in an eating competition against a 1089-pound Kodiak bear, when he ate 31 bunless hot dogs in 2 minutes and 36 seconds to the bear's 50. In a 2014 interview, Kobayashi claims to have beaten the bear in the rehearsal. On August 5, 2006, Kobayashi set yet another world record at the Johnsonville World Bratwurst Eating Championship in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, by downing 58 bratwurst sausages in 10 minutes, shattering the previous record of 35 set the previous year by Sonya Thomas. On September 23, 2006, Takeru Kobayashi set the world record at the Phantom Food Festival in Boston, for eating 41 Summer Shack lobster rolls in 10 minutes, replacing the previous record of 22 rolls.

Other world-eating records held by Kobayashi include 17.7 pounds of cow brains in 15 minutes and 20 pounds of rice balls in 30 minutes. 2007On June 25, 2007, Kobayashi announced on his blog that he injured his jaw during training. He stated. Kobayashi's participation in the July 4, 2007, Nathan's contest continued as scheduled, he was able to eat a personal record 63 hot dogs, though his mark was bettered by Joey Chestnut's 66. 2008On July 4, 2008, Kobayashi once again competed in the Nathan's contest. He lost a sudden death five dog eat off to finish second. 2009Kobayashi went on to defeat Joey Chestnut, on May 31, 2009, in a Pizza Hut P'Zone competition at Sony Studios in Culver City, California. The competition aired on Spike TV on June 21. In July 2009, Kobayashi visited Puerto Rico in a special appearance for Taco Bell's Why Pay More Challenge, eating 64 tacos in 15 minutes for a local charity. On July 4, 2009, he competed again in the Nathan's contest, he ate 64.5 hot dogs and buns. On September 27, 2009, Kobayashi defeated Chestnut again with a score of 93, earning the $20,000 top prize.

Chestnut was second, with 81, Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti finished third, with 76. 2011On July 4, 2011, Kobayashi competed on the rooftop of a Manhattan bar with the Nathan's Contest at Coney Island via a live video simulcast of the event. Kobayashi finished 69 hot dogs, one more than the recognized previous world record; that world record stood as the highest eaten until 2016 when Joey Chestnut ate a record 70 at that year's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. 2012On January 23, 2012. Kobayashi went on The Wendy Williams Show to set the record for eating the most Twinkies in one minute, for the "Save The Twinkie" campaign, set a new world record of 14 Twinkies. On February 3, 2012, Kobayashi set the new Wing Bowl record for eating chicken wings at Wing Bowl XX, held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, his total was 337 wings in his first competition in that event. On August 26, 2012, Kobayashi set the new world record at the New York State Fair in Syracuse for eating 110 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

In October 2012, Kobayashi set the new world record at the State Fair of Texas for eating 60 hot dogs in 2 minutes 35 seconds. On June 30, 2012, Kobayashi revealed the terms of the Major League Eating contract he was required to sign in order to compete in Nathan's Fourth of July hot dog eating competition; the year-long contract limited him to $40,000 and took away any rights to endorse or engage in anything outside of what MLE mandated. On July 4, 2012, Kobayashi competed in the Crif Dog Classic, he ate 58.5 hot buns. On October 11, 2012, Kobayashi set the new world record at the Gringo Bandito Taco Challenge by eating 106 tacos in 10 minutes 2013On July 21, 2013, Kobayashi defended his title at the Gringo Bandito Taco Challenge. On October 6, 2013, Kobayashi won "LET'EM EAT" Canada's biggest pizza eating contest for the fourth year in a row. 2014On August 4, 2014, Kobayashi set the new world record at "LET'EM EAT" Canada's biggest pizza eating contest by eating 62 slices of pizza in 12 minutes.

Kobayashi expands his stomach for a competition by eating larger and larger amounts of food, exercises to ensure that fat will not impede expansion of his stomach during a competition. Kobayashi's official web site gives his height as 17

Reflexive relation

In mathematics, a binary relation R over a set X is reflexive if it relates every element of X to itself. Formally, this may be written ∀x ∈ X: x R x, or as I ⊆ R where I is the identity relation on X. An example of a reflexive relation is the relation "is equal to" on the set of real numbers, since every real number is equal to itself. A reflexive relation is said to possess reflexivity. Along with symmetry and transitivity, reflexivity is one of three properties defining equivalence relations. A binary relation is called irreflexive, or anti-reflexive, if it doesn't relate any element to itself. An example is the "greater than" relation on the real numbers. Not every relation, not reflexive is irreflexive. For example, the binary relation "the product of x and y is even" is reflexive on the set of numbers, irreflexive on the set of odd numbers, neither reflexive nor irreflexive on the set of natural numbers. A relation ~ on a set X is called quasi-reflexive if every element, related to some element is related to itself, formally: ∀ x, y ∈ X: x ~ y ⇒.

An example is the relation "has the same limit as" on the set of sequences of real numbers: not every sequence has a limit, thus the relation is not reflexive, but if a sequence has the same limit as some sequence it has the same limit as itself. It does make sense to distinguish left and right quasi-reflexivity, defined by ∀ x, y ∈ X: x ~ y ⇒ x ~ x and ∀ x, y ∈ X: x ~ y ⇒ y ~ y, respectively. For example, a left Euclidean relation is always left, but not right, quasi-reflexive. A relation ~ on a set X is called coreflexive if for all x and y in X it holds that if x ~ y x = y. An example of a coreflexive relation is the relation on integers in which each odd number is related to itself and there are no other relations; the equality relation is the only example of a both reflexive and coreflexive relation, any coreflexive relation is a subset of the identity relation. The union of a coreflexive and a transitive relation is always transitive. A reflexive relation on a nonempty set X can neither be irreflexive, nor asymmetric, nor antitransitive.

The reflexive closure ≃ of a binary relation ~ on a set X is the smallest reflexive relation on X, a superset of ~. Equivalently, it is the union of ~ and the identity relation on X, formally: = ∪. For example, the reflexive closure of is; the reflexive reduction, or irreflexive kernel, of a binary relation ~ on a set X is the smallest relation ≆ such that ≆ shares the same reflexive closure as ~. It can be seen in a way as the opposite of the reflexive closure, it is equivalent to the complement of the identity relation on X with regard to ~, formally: = \. That is, it is equivalent to ~ except for where x~x is true. For example, the reflexive reduction of is. Examples of reflexive relations include: "is equal to" "is a subset of" "divides" "is greater than or equal to" "is less than or equal to"Examples of irreflexive relations include: "is not equal to" "is coprime to" "is a proper subset of" "is greater than" "is less than" The number of reflexive relations on an n-element set is 2n2−n. Authors in philosophical logic use different terminology.

Reflexive relations in the mathematical sense are called reflexive in philosophical logic, quasi-reflexive relations are called reflexive. Coreflexive relation — a relation that satisfies ∀x,y: xRy ⇒ x=y Antisymmetric relation — a relation that satisfies ∀x,y: xRy ∧ yRx ⇒ x=y Levy, A. Basic Set Theory, Perspectives in Mathematical Logic, Springer-Verlag. Reprinted 2002, Dover. ISBN 0-486-42079-5 Lidl, R. and Pilz, G.. Applied abstract algebra, Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer-Verlag. ISBN 0-387-98290-6 Quine, W. V.. Mathematical Logic, Revised Edition. Reprinted 2003, Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-55451-5 Gunther Schmidt, 2010. Relational Mathematics. Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-76268-7. Hazewinkel, Michiel, ed. "Reflexivity", Encyclopedia of Mathematics, Springer Science+Business Media B. V. / Kluwer Academic Publishers, ISBN 978-1-55608-010-4

Miladin Bečanović

Miladin Bečanović is a Montenegrin retired professional footballer who played as a striker. Bečanović joined French club Lille ahead of the 1995-96 season. In his second season with Lille, he was the team's top scorer, having scored 13 goals over the course of the season. However, Lille was still relegated to the French second division at the end of the season. After joining in 2000, Bečanović contributed to Partizan winning the league over two consecutive seasons in 2002 and 2003. Under coach Ljubiša Tumbaković, he shared a striker partnership with a friend from his own hometown, Andrija Delibašić. On 10 March 2001, he scored the goal in a 1-0 away win against Budućnost in front of an audience of 7,000 people. Four days he scored a brace against Radnički Kragujevac and was named player of the match after Partizan won 4-0. On 5 May 2001, he scored the first goal in a 3-4 away win against his former team, Sutjeska Nikšić. In addition to his first season at Partizan, he contributed to the team's successful 2001 Yugoslav Cup campaign.

He played in the final against Red Star Belgrade on 9 May 2001, which Partizan won 1-0 at Red Star's stadium. On 7 December 2001 he scored a brace in a 3-1 win against Obilić, but suffered a broken nose after scoring the second goal. Miladin Bečanović – French league stats at LFP

Keith Jukes

Keith Michael Jukes was a senior Church of England priest. From 2007 to 2013, he was the Dean of Ripon. Jukes was born on 18 February 1954, he studied theology at the University of Leeds and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976. From 1977 to 1978, he spent a year at Lincoln Theological College, an Anglican theological college, to prepare for ordained ministry. Jukes was ordained in the Church of England as a deacon in 1978 and as a priest on 30 June 1979, his first two postings were as a curate in the Diocese of Lichfield. From 1983 to 1990, he was Curate-in-Charge of St Martin's Church, Tamworth, Staffordshire: it is a jointly Anglican and Methodist church. In 1990, a team ministry was created joining two other churches. From 1990 to 1991, he served as Rural Dean of Tamworth. From 1991 to 1997, he served as Vicar of St Saviours Church, Staffordshire. In 1996, he was appointed a Prebendary of Lichfield CathedralIn 1997, he moved to the Diocese of York and was appointed Priest-in-Charge of Selby Abbey.

He made Vicar of the Abbey in 1999. In March 2007, he was appointed Dean of Ripon Cathedral; the previous Dean had left following allegations that his conduct was "unbecoming the office of a clerk in Holy Orders". He fell within the Liberal Catholic tradition of the Church of England, was a firm supporter of women priests. On 21 May 2013, Jukes died from stomach cancer at Harrogate District Hospital, North Yorkshire, he had announced his illness on the previous Sunday. On 31 May, his funeral was held at Ripon Cathedral and led by John Packer, the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds. In 1978, Jukes married Susanne. Together they had two children: Laura and Matthew

Parle-moi (Nâdiya song)

"Parle-moi" is a song recorded by the French contemporary R&B singer Nâdiya, featured on her second studio album 16/9. Written by Géraldine Delacoux, Thierry Gronfier and produced by the latter, the track served as the first single off the album, released on CD on March 26, 2004 in France; the song was Nâdiya's best-selling single in France up to mid-2006, when the song lost its status to "Roc", which sold over 250,000 copies of the single. Promo single"Parle-moi" — 4:06CD single"Parle-moi" — 4:05 "Signes" — 3:36 "Parle-moi" — 4:06 "Parle-moi" 7" maxi singleA-side: "Parle-moi" "Parle-moi" B-side: "Parle-moi" — 3:36 "Parle-moi" — 4:04 Album version — 4:05 Radio edit — 4:05 Instrumental — 4:04 Karaoke version — 4:04 6Mondini remix — 5:00 Extended version — 5:08 Tek mix A capella The song was received with overall positive reactions. A Fnac music store reviewer called the song "devilish catchy"; the song made its first appearance in the French charts on March 21, 2004, one week before its official physical release, debuting at number 79.

The next week, the single made one of the biggest jumps in the history of the chart, moving seventy-seven places up to the second place, where it also peaked. The song remained in the top ten for 9 weeks, 5 more weeks in the top 20 and a total of 24 weeks in the chart. A silver certification followed a months after its release by Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique, the French music certifier, for selling over 100,000 copies; the single peaked at number twenty-two in the 2004 French Singles year end chart. In Switzerland, "Parle-moi" was Nâdiya's best-performing single; the debuted at number eighteen. It remained eight weeks in the top 20 and a total of 17 weeks in the top 50

Salvia azurea

Salvia azurea, the azure blue sage, azure sage, blue sage or prairie sage, is a herbaceous perennial in the genus Salvia, native to Central and Eastern North America. Its thin, upright stems can grow to 6 feet tall, with narrow, smooth-edged to serrated, furry to smooth green leaves, connected to their stems by petioles to 0.4 inches long. There are no basal leaves; the blue flowers, nearly 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 inch long, appear summer to autumn near the ends of their branched or unbranched spikes. Two varieties are known, Salvia azurea var. azurea and Salvia azurea var. grandiflora. The stems of wild S. azurea tend to be long and unbranched, causing them to flop under the weight of their flowers. When grown in cultivation, the stems of S. azurea are sometimes cut back early in the growing season to encourage branching and slow the vertical growth of the plant to prevent lodging. S. azurea is found from Utah east to Connecticut and from Minnesota south to Florida. S. azurea var. azurea tends to be found in the eastern and southeastern portion of this range, while S. azurea var. grandiflora is found in the west and northwest.

In some states within its native range, it has become rare, such as in Illinois, where it is listed as a threatened species. Throughout its range, it is found growing wild on roadsides, prairies, savannas and pastures. S. azurea prefers dry, sunny conditions in a variety of soils, including clay and loam. In wetter conditions, the plant tends to lodge. Salvia azurea var. azurea - azure sage Salvia azurea var. grandiflora - Pitcher sage Salvia azurea var. grandiflora'Nekan' - seed selection released in 1977 by Manhattan Plant Materials Center of Manhattan and Nebraska Agriculture Experiment Station in Lincoln, Nebraska. Selected for better performance and more uniform plant growth