The Merton Parkas were a mod revival band, formed in the Merton area of South London in the mid-1970s, by Danny Talbot, his brother, Mick Talbot, Neil Hurrell and Simon Smith. The group was discovered playing in a pub in Clapham, South London, by Alan Anger, a punk journalist, signed with the independent record label, Beggars Banquet, they called themselves "The Sneekers", were one of a group of power pop bands that included The Pleasers. The Merton Parkas released a few moderately successful singles, such as: "You Need Wheels", "Plastic Smile", "Give it to Me Now" and "Put Me in the Picture", they released one album, Face in the Crowd. Rick Buckler of The Jam played with the band at Ronnie Scotts, Mick Talbot played on "Heatwave", a track on The Jam's 1979 album Setting Sons; the Merton Parkas appeared at the Bridge House, Canning Town, but due to contractual disputes between record labels, did not feature on the 1979 album Mods Mayday. However the un-released recording of their set at the Bridge House can be found on YouTube.
The band's most notable track was "You Need Wheels", which reached #40 in the UK Singles Chart in the summer of 1979. As this was their only success in that chart, they are regarded as one-hit wonders in the UK. After The Merton Parkas disbanded in 1980, Mick Talbot went on to play with Dexys Midnight Runners, The Bureau, The Style Council. Simon Smith joined Mood Six. Merton Park List of Peel sessions List of bands from England Mod revival List of performers on Top of the Pops Merton Parkas biography at the AllMusic website Merton Parkas bio & info Find Merton Parkas & Mod music
The qualifying groups for the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, where possible, matched the 7- and 6-team World Cup 2006 qualifying groups of the senior European teams. The exceptions were where Andorra, Faroe Islands and Northern Ireland were involved. Germany, whose seniors did not need to qualify for the World Cup were added to one of the 5-team groups created by the absence of the aforementioned nations. Europe's 48 national under-21 teams entering were divided into eight groups; the eight group winners played off against the eight group runners-up on a two-legged home-and-away basis to decide the eight qualifying teams. The allocation of teams into qualifying groups was based on that of 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification with several changes, reflecting the absence of some nations: Groups 2, 5, 7 and 8 featured the same nations Group 1 did not include Andorra Group 3 did not include Liechtenstein Group 4 did not include Faroe Islands Group 6 did not include Northern Ireland, but included Germany This was the last time when this grouping schema was applied for U21 qualifying groups.
Denmark qualify as group winners Ukraine qualify as group runners-up Portugal qualify as group winners Russia qualify as group runners-upRussia Slovakia head-to-head: 4-0 in RUS, 1-0 in SVK.: Russia better France qualify as group winners Switzerland qualify as group runners-upSwitzerland Israel head-to-head: 1-1 in ISR, 0-0 in SUI.: Switzerland better Germany qualify as group winners England qualify as group runners-up Belgium qualify as group winners Serbia and Montenegro qualify as group runners-up Group winners played at home in the second leg. Results Archive at UEFA.com
Baahubali: The Conclusion is a 2017 Indian epic historical fiction film written and directed by S. S. Rajamouli and produced by Arka Media Works; the Second of two cinematic parts, The Conclusion opened worldwide on 28 April 2017 to critical acclaim and record-breaking box-office success, becoming the highest-grossing film in India and the second-highest grossing Indian film worldwide, the highest-grossing South Indian film. At the 65th National Film Awards, The Conclusion won the awards for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Best Stunt Choreographer and Best Special Effects; the Conclusion released to positive reviews from critics. It was praised by the actors of the film industry alike; the film has garnered the Telstra People's Choice Award at the 2017 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. It won three National Film Awards: Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Best Special Effects and Best Stunt Choreographer; the Conclusion was premiered at the British Film Institute, was the inaugural feature film at the 39th Moscow International Film Festival.
It is showcased in the "Indian Panorama" section of the 48th International Film Festival of India
Hong Kong Viceroy Cup was a football competition in Hong Kong held by British American Tobacco. Started in 1969, it was the first football competition in Hong Kong which allowed commercial sponsorship. Together with First Division League, FA Cup and Senior Shield, they were considered as "Big Four" competitions in Hong Kong football circle. Since July 1999, the Hong Kong government has forbidden the sponsorship of sports events by tobacco firms, although the Chinese name of it suggests "Governor", the leader of British Hong Kong colony before Hong Kong Handover in 1997; the 29th and the last competition was held in 1998. Hongkong – List of Viceroy Cup Finalists
Nuestra Belleza Latina 2011 was the fifth season of Nuestra Belleza Latina and the fifth season to be aired on Univision. The season premiered on Sunday March 6, 2011 at 8pm/7c and concluded on May 22, 2011. Auditions for the show were held in January and February 2011 in the cities of Chicago, San Antonio, New York City, Los Angeles and San Juan, Puerto Rico. During the audition process, 73 women were given passes to the semi-finals in Miami. Two contestants were chosen with the help of public votes; the winner of the competition was Nastassja Bolívar from Nicaragua. She received a contract with Univision, $250,000 in cash and prizes, a correspondent position on El Gordo y la Flaca and the opportunity to reign as Nuestra Belleza Latina for a year. Open casting calls for the show were held in the cities listed below: January 6, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois January 15, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas January 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California January 29, 2011 in San Juan, Puerto Rico February 5, 2011 in New York City, New York February 19, 2011 in Miami, FloridaSeparate online auditions were held throughout, from January 6 to February 19 on the show's website.
The public was allowed to select two contestants from the online auditions to advance to the semi-finals. Original air date: March 6, 2011 The episode was a compilation from all of the auditions, held during the two months prior, featured several guest appearances at panel from various celebrities. In order to receive a pass for boot camp in Miami, each aspiring contestant had to score a minimum of at least five points during her interview. Guest judges: Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo, Julian Gil, Jackie Guerrido, Vadhir Derbez, Carlos Calderón Original air date: March 13, 2011 The fist group of contestants selected during the auditions were flown to Miami, where they received training and classes in diction, choreography and runway; those not up for the challenge were eliminated by the judges. The remaining semifinalists at the end of the first week had a runway presentation in swimwear during the first live gala, had to explain why the should be chosen as the winner of the competition. Two of the semifinalists had to drop out of the running due to health concerns.
At the end of the week, only 12 semi-finalists remained. Semi-finalists from group 1: The contestant was chosen as one of the top 12 among that group and advanced into the top 24; the contestant quit the competition. Special guest: Prince Royce Original air date: March 20, 2011 The second group of hopefuls was flown to Miami for their lessons and training. At the end of the week only 24 semi-finalists remained. After a series of challenges during the second live gala, the judges chose the final 12 contestants from group two, who would advance into the top 24 to fight for a place in the beauty mansion. Semi-finalists from group 2: The contestant was chosen as one of the top 12 among that group and advanced into the top 24. Special guest: Gloria Trevi Original air date: March 27, 2011 The remaining 24 semi-finalists from both groups received makeovers and had a photo shoot session in bikinis, they took part in their first challenge, won by Gredmarie. The three semi-finalists with the most votes, Maribel and Gredmarie, received passes into the top 12.
One of the semi-finalists, Audris Rijo from the Dominican Republic, decided to drop out of the competition due to a family emergency. Throughout the rest of the night, the judges chose the remaining 9 contestants who would move into the beauty mansion as finalists. Top 24 semi-finalists: The contestant was chosen as one of the top 12 finalists; the contestant quit the competition. Challenge winner: Gredmarie Colon Special guests: R. K. M & Ken-Y Original air date: April 3, 2011 The 12 chosen contestants moved into the beauty mansion, took part in their first challenge, won as a group by Maribel, Diana, Josell and Paulette; the contestants began a strict regimen of lessons and exercise in preparation for the live galas every week. For the live portion of the show he contestants took part in a scored challenge in front of the judges, won by Nastassja; the three contestants with the fewest votes from the public were automatically nominated for elimination. Of the three, Patricia received the fewest votes overall and had to face the judges for their final decision.
The contestants who were safe had to nominate one of the other two contestants for elimination. They chose Yahaira; the judges decided to save Patricia, Yahaira was eliminated from the competition. Main challenge winners: Maribel de Santiago, Gredmarie Colon, Diana Cano, Josell Villa, Miriam Hernandez, Paulette Acosta Live challenge winner: Nastassja Bolivar Bottom three: Nicole Suarez, Patricia Corcino, Yahaira Nuñes Bottom two: Patricia Corcino and Yahaira Nuñes Eliminated: Yahaira Nuñes Special guests: Lucero and Larry Hernandez Original Air Date—10 April 2011 The 11 remaining girls hit the runway for an amazing week. At panel one of the girls is eliminated. Another week cardiac output Paulette Acosta, Giselle dancing with the girls and the pace of Tito el Bambino marked the sixth show of Nuestra Belleza Latina 2011; the 11 participants were subjected to two major tests during the week: report from a construction site through any obstacle and a pole dancing sensual dance where they had to demonstrate their agility as athletes and dancers at the challenge of pole dancing.
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Lisa de Cazotte was an American soap opera producer. Born Lisa Smith in Westchester, New York, de Cazotte was the daughter of Charles and Beatrice Smith and grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York. A graduate of Fordham University, de Cazotte was known as Lisa S. Hesser before her marriage to French documentary producer Antoine de Cazotte. De Cazotte started as an intern at the daytime soap opera One Life to Live in 1983, working her way up to Associate Producer and Coordinating Producer, she served as a producer on Santa Barbara from 1991 to 1993, coordinating producer on All My Children from 1994 to 1996, supervising producer on Sunset Beach from 1997 to 1999. De Cazotte was the executive producer of Passions for its entire run, from July 5, 1999 to August 7, 2008, she next became the executive producer of General Hospital: Night Shift for its second season in 2008. De Cazotte returned to All My Children as a producer under Julie Hanan Carruthers from 2009 to 2010, she served as co-executive producer of Days of Our Lives from January 30, 2012 to July 31, 2015.
On December 19, 2017, she joined the Restless as a supervising producer. One Life to Live: Associate Producer One Life to Live: Coordinating Producer Santa Barbara: Producer All My Children: Coordinating Producer Sunset Beach: Supervising Producer Passions: Executive Producer General Hospital: Night Shift: Executive Producer All My Children: Producer Days of Our Lives: Co-Executive Producer The Young and the Restless: Supervising Producer Lisa de Cazotte on IMDb