Edgardo Armando Franco, better known as El General, was a Panamanian reggae artist considered by some to be one of the fathers of "Reggae Español". During the early 1990s, he was one of the artists who initiated the Spanish-language dancehall variety of reggae music. Early examples of this were the international and somewhat mainstream songs, “Te Ves Buena” and “Tu Pun Pun”. Both songs, performed in Spanish deejaying style, were successful in North America. After getting his foot in the door of the commercial market, many other Spanish-language dancehall reggae artists became famous in the mainstream as well, he has a unique, easy to listen to style of dance music and has produced many well-known songs all over Latin America. His musical works have become popular in Latin America over the last few years; this style is called reggae en Español, because he makes dancehall reggae music with Spanish-language lyrics and is an early precursor to reggaeton. El General began composing songs at the age of 12 in Río Abajo, his home.
After getting a scholarship, the young artist moved to the U. S. to study business administration. He started his career when he was 19 years old, during 17 years, his albums achieved gold status 32 times and platinum 17 times, several other awards. El General's type of music from Panama was much plagiarized from the dancehall reggae of Jamaica; the popular music in Panama was called plena. Songs like "Muevelo", "Tu Pun Pun", "Rica y Apretadita" and "Te Ves Buena" are among his greatest hits. In 1992, El General received an MTV award for Best Latin Video with the great success of "Muevelo" produced by Pablo "Pabanor" Ortiz and Erick "More" Morillo. In 1993, El General won the Rap Artist of the Year Award at the Lo Nuestro Awards, his breakout performance came in 1994, when he was featured on the song "Robi-Rob's Boriqua Anthem" from C+C Music Factory's album Anything Goes. During this time, he started working with Chino Rodriguez, a major entrepreneur in the Latin music industry, who convinced Franco a.k.a.
El General, to perform a salsa song before his performance of "Robi-Rob's Boriqua Anthem". The performance was at the world-famous Madison Square Garden produced by Ralph Mercado; the fans were surprised that El General sang a salsa song as well as Ralph Mercado who gave El General more time in the tight schedule of stage allotment to do the salsa song before the scheduled performance of "Boriqua Anthem". Chino Rodriguez was able to convince Ralph Mercado to allow more time so that El General could surprise his fans. In 2004, he announced his retirement from the music industry and returned to being a Jehovah's Witness in 2007. No Me Va a Matar Estás Buena Muevelo Con el General "Son Bow" "No Más Guerra" El Poder del General Es Mundial Clubb 555 Rapa Pan Pan Move It Up Grandes Éxitos Colección Original Serie 2000 Back to the Original IS BACK General De Fiesta El General: The Hits To' Rap-Eao La Ficha Clave Interviews and Experiences. Edgardo Franco: Use Your Talent for Jehovah
Great Escape (The Rifles album)
Great Escape is the second studio album from The Rifles, released on 26 January 2009 after the initial release date of 13 October was delayed. The album delay was somewhat attributed to the length of time it took to record; the Rifles used two different producers, Dave McCracken and Stan "Jan" Kybert, as well as recording the album in three different locations. The Rifles used Dave Davies' Konk Studios in Crouch End, Dan Hawkins' studio Leeders Farm, "The Pool" in Miloco Studios to record the album; the working title for the album was The Pavement's Diaries. The album was released in North America on 15 September 2009 through Nettwerk Music Group. All tracks written by The Rifles; the last track contains a hidden track called "Lazy Bones". "The Great Escape" was used on the soundtrack of the 2011 video game Test Drive Unlimited 2. "Winter Calls" was used on a Dasani water commercial, in several episodes of the third series of BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey. Cello - Ian Burdge Viola - John Metcalfe, N. Baw Violin - Louisa Fuller, Sally Herbert, Emlyn Singleton, Warren Zielinski Trumpet - Daniel Newell Producer - Dave McCraken, Stan Kybert Engineer - Andy Saunders, Gergus Peterkin, Richard Wilkinson, Serg Additional Engineer - Dario Dendi Mastering - Ted Jensen Additional Mastering - Guy Davie Mixing - Stephen Harris, Steve Fitzmaurice Photography - Oliver Twitchett
The General (1998 film)
The General is a British-Irish crime film directed by John Boorman about Dublin crime boss Martin Cahill, who pulled off several daring heists in the early 1980s and attracted the attention of the Garda Síochána, IRA, Ulster Volunteer Force. The film was shot in 1997 and released in 1998. Brendan Gleeson plays Cahill, Adrian Dunbar plays his friend Noel Curley, Jon Voight plays Inspector Ned Kenny. After selling stolen paintings to the UVF Cahill realizes; when the PIRA hear of this, they order his assassination, carried out on 18 August 1994. Brendan Gleeson as Martin Cahill Adrian Dunbar as Noel Curley Sean McGinley as Gary Maria Doyle Kennedy as Frances Angeline Ball as Tina Jon Voight as Inspector Ned Kenny Eanna MacLiam as Jimmy Tom Murphy as Willie Byrne Paul Hickey as Anthony Tommy O'Neill as Paddy John O'Toole as Shea Ciarán Fitzgerald as Tommy Ned Dennehy as Gay Vinny Murphy as Harry Roxanna Williams as Orla The film is based on the book of the same name by Irish journalist Paul Williams, "Special Correspondent" for the Irish Independent.
Director Boorman was himself one of Cahill's burglary victims. This event is dramatized in a scene in which Cahill breaks into a home, stealing a gold record and pilfering a watch from the wrist of a sleeping woman; the gold record, which Cahill breaks in disgust after discovering it is not made of gold, was awarded for the score of Deliverance, Boorman's best-known film. Filming was at various locations including South Lotts and Ranelagh; the General was nominated for and won several awards, including Best Director at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Prix of the Belgian Syndicate of Cinema Critics. The film holds an approval rating of 81% based on 48 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. List of films featuring diabetes Martin Cahill Paul Williams The General on IMDb The General at Box Office Mojo
Robert Montgomery Knight is a retired American basketball coach. Nicknamed The General, Knight won 902 NCAA Division I men's college basketball games, the most all-time at the time of his retirement and third all-time, behind his former player and assistant coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke and Jim Boeheim of Syracuse, who are both still active. Knight is best known as the head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers from 1971 to 2000, he coached at Texas Tech and at Army. While at Indiana, Knight led his teams to three NCAA championships, one National Invitation Tournament championship, 11 Big Ten Conference championships, his 1975–76 team went undefeated during the regular season and won the 1976 NCAA tournament. The 1976 Indiana squad is the last men's college basketball team to go undefeated for the entire season. Knight received National Coach of the Year honors four times and Big Ten Coach of the Year honors eight times. In 1984, he coached the USA men's Olympic team to a gold medal, becoming one of only three basketball coaches to win an NCAA title, NIT title, an Olympic gold medal.
Knight was one of college basketball's most successful and innovative coaches, having popularized the motion offense. He has been praised for running good programs, most of his players graduated. However, Knight has sparked controversy with his behavior, he famously threw a chair across the court during a game and was once arrested for assaulting a police officer. Knight displayed a volatile nature and was prone to violent outbursts with students and during encounters with members of the press, he was recorded on videotape grabbing one of his players by the neck. Knight remains "the object of near fanatical devotion" from many of his former players and Indiana fans. Knight's combative nature and unacceptable pattern of behavior reached a saturation point, university president Myles Brand fired him in 2000. In 2008, Knight joined ESPN as a men's college basketball studio analyst during Championship Week and for coverage of the NCAA Tournament, he continued covering college basketball for ESPN through the 2014–15 season.
Knight was born in 1940 Massillon and grew up in Orrville, Ohio. He began playing organized basketball at Orrville High School. Knight continued at Ohio State in 1958. Despite being a star player in high school, he played a reserve role as a forward on the 1960 Ohio State Buckeyes team that won the NCAA Championship and featured future Hall of Fame players John Havlicek and Jerry Lucas; the Buckeyes lost to the Cincinnati Bearcats in each of the next two NCAA Championship games, of which Knight was a part. Due in part to the star power of those Ohio State teams, Knight received scant playing time, but that did not prevent him from making an impact. In the 1961 NCAA Championship game, Knight came off the bench with 1:41 on the clock and Cincinnati leading Ohio State, 61-59. In the words of then-Ohio State assistant coach Frank Truitt, Knight got the ball in the left front court and faked a drive into the middle. Crossed over like he worked on it all his life and drove right in and laid it up; that tied the game for us, Knight ran clear across the floor like a 100-yard dash sprinter and ran right at me and said,'See there, coach, I should have been in that game a long time ago!'
To which Truitt replied, "Sit down, you hot dog. You're lucky you're on the floor."In addition to lettering in basketball at Ohio State, it has been claimed that Knight lettered in football and baseball. Knight graduated with a degree in history and government in 1962. After Knight graduated from Ohio State in 1962, he coached junior varsity basketball at Cuyahoga Falls High School in Ohio for one year. Knight enlisted in the United States Army and accepted an assistant coaching position with the Army Black Knights in 1963, two years he was named head coach at the young age of 24. In six seasons at West Point, Knight won 102 games, with his first as a head coach coming against Worcester Polytechnic Institute. One of his players was Mike Krzyzewski, who served as his assistant before becoming a Hall of Fame head coach at Duke. Mike Silliman was another of Knight's players at Army, Knight was quoted as saying, "Mike Silliman is the best player I have coached." During his tenure at Army, Knight gained a reputation for having an explosive temper.
For example, after Army's 66-60 loss to BYU and Hall of Fame coach Stan Watts in the semifinals of the 1966 NIT, Knight lost control, kicking lockers and verbally blasting the officials. Embarrassed, he went to Watts' hotel room and apologized. Watts forgave him, is quoted as saying, "I want you to know that you're going to be one of the bright young coaches in the country, it's just a matter of time before you win a national championship." In 1971, Indiana University hired Knight as head coach. During his 29 years at the school, the Hoosiers won 662 games, including 22 seasons of 20 or more wins, while losing 239, a.735 winning percentage. In 24 NCAA tournament appearances at Indiana, Hoosier teams under Knight won 42 of 63 games, winning titles in 1976, 1981, 1987, while losing in the semi-finals in 1973 and 1992. In 1972–73, Knight's second year as coach, Indiana won the Big Ten championship and reached the Final Four, but lost to UCLA, on its way to its seventh consecutive national title.
The following season, 1973–74, Indiana once again captured a Big Ten title. In the two following seasons, 1974–75 and 1975–7
Alan Sillitoe was an English writer and one of the so-called "angry young men" of the 1950s. He disliked the label, he is best known for his debut novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and his early short story The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, both of which were adapted into films. Sillitoe was born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, to working-class parents, Christopher Sillitoe and Sabina. Like Arthur Seaton, the anti-hero of his first novel, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, his father worked at the Raleigh Bicycle Company's factory in the town, his father was illiterate and unsteady with his jobs, the family was on the brink of starvation. Sillitoe left school at the age of 14, he worked at the Raleigh factory for the next four years, spending his free time reading prodigiously and being a "serial lover of local girls". He joined the Air Training Corps in 1942 the Royal Air Force, albeit too late to serve in the Second World War, he served as a wireless operator in Malaya during the Emergency.
After returning to Britain he was planning to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force when it was discovered that he had tuberculosis. He spent 16 months in an RAF hospital. Pensioned off at the age of 21 on 45 shillings a week, he lived in France and Spain for seven years in an attempt to recover. In 1955, while living in Mallorca with the American poet Ruth Fainlight, whom he married in 1959, in contact with the poet Robert Graves, Sillitoe started work on Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, published in 1958. Influenced in part by the stripped-down prose of Ernest Hemingway, the book conveys the attitudes and situation of a young factory worker faced with the inevitable end of his youthful philandering; as with John Osborne's Look Back in Anger and John Braine's Room at the Top, the novel's real subject was the disillusionment of post-war Britain and the lack of opportunities for the working class. It was adapted as a film with Albert Finney as Arthur Seaton. Sillitoe's story The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, which concerns the rebellion of a borstal boy with a talent for running, won the Hawthornden Prize in 1959.
It was adapted into a film, in 1962, directed by Tony Richardson and starring Tom Courtenay. Sillitoe again wrote the screenplay. With Fainlight he had David, they adopted another, Susan. Sillitoe lived at various times in Kent and Montpellier. In London he was friendly with the bookseller Bernard Stone and became one of the bohemian crowd that congregated at Stone's Turret Bookshop on Kensington Church Walk. In the 1960s Sillitoe was celebrated in the Soviet Union as a spokesman for the "oppressed worker" in the West. Invited to tour the country, he visited several times in the 1960s and in 1968 he was asked to address the Congress of Soviet Writers' Unions, where he denounced Soviet human rights abuses, many of which he had witnessed. In 1990 Sillitoe was awarded an honorary degree by Nottingham Polytechnic, now Nottingham Trent University; the city's older Russell Group university, the University of Nottingham awarded him an honorary D. Litt in 1994. In 2006 his best-known play was staged at the university's Lakeside Arts theatre in an in-house production.
Sillitoe wrote several volumes of poems. His autobiography, Life Without Armour, critically acclaimed on publication in 1995, offers a view of his squalid childhood. In an interview Sillitoe claimed that "A writer, if he manages to earn a living at what he's doing if it's a poor living, acquires some of the attributes of the old-fashioned gentleman."Gadfly in Russia, an account of his travels in Russia spanning 40 years, was published in 2007. In 2008 London Books republished A Start in Life in its London Classics series to mark the author's 80th birthday. Sillitoe appeared on Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 on 25 January 2009. Sillitoe's long-held desire for Saturday Night and Sunday Morning to be remade for a contemporary filmgoing audience was never achieved, despite strong efforts. Danny Brocklehurst was to adapt the book and Sillitoe gave his blessing to the project, but Tony Richardson's estate and Woodfall Films prevented it from going ahead. Sillitoe was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1997.
Sillitoe died of cancer on 25 April 2010 at Charing Cross Hospital in London. He was 82, he is buried in Highgate Cemetery. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, London: Allen, 1958. New edition has an introduction by Sillitoe and notes by David Craig. Longman edition has a sequence of Nottingham photographs, stills from the film, Harlow; the General, London: Allen, 1960. Her Victory, London: Granada, 1982. London: Hutchinson, 1987 The Open Door
The General (Muchamore novel)
The General is the tenth novel in the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore. The primary action of the novel is set in the Nevada desert during a joint training exercise; as the Christmas of 2007 approaches, James Adams taking part in a mass riot organized by Chris Bradford, the charismatic leader of anarchist group SAG. He acts as Bradford's bodyguard during a meeting with a gun supplier and plants a surveillance device, only for the police to arrive unexpectedly and arrest everyone, aborting the mission. James returns to campus to discover that his girlfriend Dana Smith has been cheating on him with fellow cherub Michael Hendry, breaks up with her. Meanwhile, James' sister Lauren and some younger agents are sent to test the security of an air traffic control centre, they capture all the security guards and cause a lot of damage, but miss an engineer who calls in the RAF. The mission is still regarded having exposed security weaknesses. On New Year's Day a select team of CHERUB agents, including James and Lauren, fly to Las Vegas for a brief vacation on the way to Fort Reagan, the world's largest urban warfare training compound.
They are to take part in a two-week exercise along with forty British commandos, posing as insurgents in an area controlled by an American battalion of a thousand soldiers. Weapons are restricted to paint grenades. Under the leadership of Ukrainian trainer Yosyp Kazakov, bitterly anti-American, the "insurgents" soon make their first move, knocking out aerial surveillance by wrecking the American spying drones. During this raid and the British sergeant sneak into the army base to add a powerful laxative to the base's water system, incapacitating the majority of the American troops with violent diarrhoea; the "insurgents" persuade some drunken students, posing as "civilians" in the exercise, to join them in storming the base. The American military leader General Shirley is "killed" by a paint grenade dropped by cherub Kevin Sumner; the Americans are suspend the exercise after only two days. Kazakov's tactics, though effective, are so controversial that he and James are asked to leave before the exercise restarts.
As they have some free time, Kazakov persuades James to put his mathematical skills to illegal use, counting cards on blackjack tables in Las Vegas. Despite James being caught, they end up winning over $90,000. Arriving back at campus, Lauren mentions to James that his ex-girlfriend, Kerry Chang, has broken up with her boyfriend Bruce Norris after having a massive ruck at the hotel they were staying at after the exercise. An official competition was run by Robert Muchamore, where a signed copy of the book was promised to any reader who could supply him with the password of one of his forum staff members; the novel was released on 7 August 2008 in Australia and NZ, on 4 September 2008 in the UK. The British cover for The General is two playing cards. One is the Jack of Hearts, with 2 bullet holes in it, the other shows a red CHERUB logo. Official CHERUB site page for book