Tom Kristensen is a Danish former racing driver. He holds the record for the most wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with nine, six of which were consecutive. In 1997, he won the race with the Joest Racing team, driving a Tom Walkinshaw Racing-designed and Porsche-powered WSC95, after being a late inclusion in the team following Davy Jones' accident that ruled him out of the race. All of his wins since have come driving an Audi prototype, except in 2003, when he drove a Bentley prototype. In both 1999 and 2007 Kristensen's team crashed out of comfortable leads in the closing hours of the race, he is considered by many to be the greatest driver to have raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, earning the nickname "Mr Le Mans". Elsewhere Kristensen holds the record for most wins at the 12 Hours of Sebring with a total of six. In August 2014, Kristensen was appointed Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog by the Queen of Denmark. In January 2018 he was inducted into the Danish Sports Hall of Fame. Kristensen was born in Hobro.
His career began in 1984. He raced in Japan in the early 1990s, concurrently in Touring Cars, he was German Formula 3 Champion in 1991, Japanese Formula 3 champion in 1993, runner-up in the Japanese Touring Car Championship in 1992 and 1994. He was 6th in Formula 3000 in both 1996 and 1997, test driver for Tyrrell in their final Formula One season in 1998, for Michelin as they prepared their F1 tyres using an older Williams car in 2000, he was 3rd in the STW Cup in Germany in 1999, 7th in the British Touring Car Championship in 2000, winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring in both those years. On 22 April 2007, Kristensen was involved in an accident while racing on the Hockenheimring race course in Hockenheim, Germany; the crash resulted in a long break from training for Kristensen, his participation in the 2007 Le Mans race was in jeopardy. However, Kristensen recuperated and was cleared by the Le Mans doctors to start the race, it was reported that a new type of collar may have prevented him suffering a broken neck in the crash.
In 2000, 2001, 2002, he won the 24 Hours at Le Mans race with the Audi R8 along with Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro, becoming the first three drivers since Jacky Ickx in 1977 to win the race on three straight occasions. In 2003, he won the race with Bentley. In 2004, he equalled Ickx's record of six Le Mans victories in Team Goh's Audi R8. 2005 saw Kristensen win a seventh time with an American R8 entry, making him the most successful driver at the Le Mans 24-hour race. The 2006 race saw Kristensen finishing in third place in the new diesel-powered Audi R10. Kristensen did not finish the 2007 race following Rinaldo Capello's crash while the car was leading the race by four laps. Kristensen returned in 2008 to extend the record for most wins. In 2013, he took his ninth victory at the event, extending his record and legendary status further, he has received nickname "Mr Le Mans" because of the record of winning Le Mans 9 times total. On 19 November 2014, Kristensen announced at a press conference in Copenhagen that he was retiring from motorsport at the end of the current World Endurance Championship season.
1 -- A non-championship one-off race was held in 2004 at the streets of China. † — Retired, but was classified as he completed 90 per cent of the winner's race distance. Official website
Ricky L. Stone is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, he attended Hamilton High School and was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 4th round of the 1994 amateur draft. On December 13, 2007, Stone was included in the detailed Mitchell Report by Senator George Mitchell in which he was alleged to have used steroids throughout his career. In 2008, Stone pitched for the Uni-President Lions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. Stone was at a Reds-Astros game in August 2008 and suffered a grand mal seizure at his home, his wife's CPR may have saved his life. On August 8, 2008, Stone was diagnosed with a brain tumor, he had surgery to perform a biopsy on the mass. It was confirmed. List of Major League Baseball players named in the Mitchell Report Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference http://www.oxfordpress.com/s/content/oh/story/sports/local/2008/08/09/hjn081008stoneweb.html
Celestial is the third studio album by Mexican pop group RBD. It was released on November 23, 2006 in Mexico and on November 24, 2006 in the United States, the rest of Latin America by the EMI label; the album was recorded in Los Angeles and Mexico City and was produced by Carlos Lara and Armando Ávila. RBD recorded a special version of the album for their fanbase in Brazil; this edition of the album, recorded in Portuguese, was released on December 4, 2006 and was titled Celestial. In the United States, the album reached number one on Billboard magazine's Latin Pop Albums and Top Latin Albums charts; the album reached positions No. 2 and No. 9 in the albums charts of Spain and Mexico and sold 40,000 copies in the former country and 150,000 in the latter, gaining Gold certification in Spain and being certified Platinum + Gold in Mexico. In Brazil, the album reached position No. 3, while in Ecuador and Chile the album was certified Gold, with sales of 5,700, 10,000, 12,000 copies, respectively.
The album charted at No. 37 in Croatia. "Ser o Parecer" served as the lead single for the album, was released on September 18, 2006 and had the support of a CGI-assisted music video. The song garnered great success. With the song, RBD gained the best single chart performance of their career on the US Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, where it became their first No. 1 hit, while debuting and peaking at number 84 on the main Billboard Hot 100. The album's second single was "Celestial"; the third single released was "Bésame sin miedo". Lastly, "Dame" was released as the final promotional single from Celestial. Celestial was released through EMI on November 23, 2006 in Mexico and on November 24, 2006 in the United States and the rest of Latin America. On December 4, 2006, a Portuguese language version of the album was released in Brazil, including 8 tracks in Portuguese and 3 in Spanish; the album was produced by Carlos Lara and Armando Ávila, who were responsible for the success of RBD's first two studio albums and Nuestro Amor, with Pedro Damián serving as executive producer.
The release contains a two-minute sample of tracks that RBD would include in their English language debut, put on sale on December 19, 2006. The album included the Spanish language cover version of "The Little Voice" recorded by Swedish singer Sahlene and by American recording artist Hilary Duff on her album Metamorphosis. Another cover track on the album, "Bésame sin miedo", is the Spanish language version of the song "Kiss Me Like You Mean It", by singer and actress Sara Paxton; the album was re-released as Celestial in Mexico on June 26, 2007 and on July 10, 2007 in the United States. The Mexican version of Celestial contains a CD with the tracklist of the standard version of the album plus "The Family", the theme song from the group's 2007 sitcom RBD: La Familia, remixes of "Tu Amor", "Tal Vez Después" and "Ser o parecer"; the CD has Opendisc enhanced content, so when inserted into a PC, it grants access to an exclusive website with photo galleries, digital downloads and more. The reissue includes a DVD with the band's exclusive rehearsals of songs like "Nuestro Amor", karaoke of ten of the group's hits and the music videos for "Tu Amor", "Ser O Parecer" and "Celestial".
The US version of the Celestial includes a different DVD with the group's soundcheck performance on Walmart Soundcheck and interviews with the band members. To promote the album, four singles were released; the album's lead single, "Ser O Parecer", was a success all over Latin America managing to top the Mexican airplay and US Latin singles charts. After the success of the first single, RBD released three singles for promotion all over America. While Mexico got "Celestial" first, "Bésame Sin Miedo" was sent first to Colombia, at the same time the United States and Puerto Rico were able to hear "Dame" on their local radio stations. RBD member Anahí was put in charge of the image and style of the group for the album, so for the wardrobe she got inspiration from urban clothing, attempting to emulate the clothing of street beggars; the album's photoshoot took place in some train tracks and urban settings in Los Angeles, California. The cover artwork for the standard edition of the album shows the members of RBD looking intently to the camera, wearing ragged clothing, in front of a backdrop of what seems to be blue sheet metal.
The CD backcover shows the group on some train tracks. For the cover artwork of the fan edition of the album, a picture from the previous photoshoot was used, which showed the group in front of a blue background with fuchsia-color details. On the Portuguese edition of the album, a photograph taken during filming of the music video for "Ser o parecer", filmed in Brazil, was used as the cover artwork; the picture shows the group in tattered clothing inside some type of abandoned building. On September 18, 2006, the first single off Celestial, titled "Ser O Parecer", was released. Two days the Portuguese version of the single, "Ser Ou Parecer", was released in Brazil. In the United States, the single reached the No. 1 spot on both the Billboard Latin Pop Airplay and the Billboard Hot Latin Songs charts. The single ranked at position #84 on the all-encompassing US Billboard Hot 100, becoming RBD's first Spanish single to do so; the single received a nomination at the 2007 Premios Juventud in the category "My Favorite Ringtone".
The single's music video was directed by Esteban Madrazo and was
Emil Karewicz is a retired Polish actor. His acting career began in Vilnius, at the local theatre, where he played the role of a monkey in the "Quartet" by Ivan Krylov. During World War II he served in the Polish Army, he fought in the Battle of Berlin in 1945. After the war, he graduated from Iwo Gall Theatrical Studio, he played on stages in Łódź in the Jaracz Theatre and the New Theatre. Since 1962 he performed in Warsaw, in the Ateneum Theatre, the Dramatic Theatre, the New Theatre, he retired in 1983. He earned popularity while performing roles of SS-Sturmbannführer Hermann Brunner in TV Series Stawka większa niż życie and SS-Obersturmführer in the film Jak rozpętałem drugą wojnę światową and King Władysław II Jagiełło in Krzyżacy. Warsaw Premiere Youth of Chopin Kanał Pętla aka The Noose The Eighth Day of the Week Krzyżacy Tonight a City Will Die Na białym szlaku How I Unleashed World War II Hubal Wszyscy i nikt Sekret Enigmy Polonia Restituta Hans Kloss. Stawka większa niż śmierć Stawka większa niż życie Lalka Alternatywy 4 Barwy szczęścia Emil Karewicz on IMDb Emil Karewicz at the Akademia Polskiego Filmu
Human rights are the basic rights of every citizen in every country. In Italy, human rights have developed many years, Italy has education on human rights. Basic human rights in Italy includes freedom of belief and faith, the right of asylum from undemocratic countries, the right to work, the right of dignity and equality before the law. In addition, Italy has specific human rights for children and LGBT people. There are some organizations support human rights in Italy. Contributing significant efforts to the protection of human rights, the activists and defenders of human rights are regarded as a central role by Italy, which would promote human rights and support victims whose fundamental freedoms or human rights are abused. Vittorio Arrigoni, Sergio D’Elia, Josip Ferfolja and some other individuals are considered as active human rights defenders and activists who engaged in series of events of human rights rights protections and have promoted progress in this field. Both activists and defenders of human rights are supported and Italy is committed to defending rights and safety of these individuals and groups so as to enhance their efforts as well as their partners.
Italy, together with EU and follows the OSCE guidelines continue to support activists and defenders of human rights for the whole civil society. Human rights education is set up as a fundamental instrument in Italy, which aims at promoting the awareness of rights as well as the means of using them as protect among citizens; the instrument tries to enhance respect for human dignity, fostering the mutual understanding as well as strengthening the protection on fundamental freedom of individuals via ensuring their human rights in the society. The education is carried in both formal and informal institutions to train the Italian citizens to protect and promote human rights within every life stage. In 2018, the “Responsibility to Protect” was designed and launched by Italian government as a school project to promote the student awareness of protecting fundamental freedom and human rights. Annually, Italy coordinates with the member states in EU to work on the Resolution about the rights of religion and belief, denouncing various intolerance and discrimination on the aspect of religious issues.
Italy set up a mention according to the EU Guidelines on the Freedom of Religion and Belief to support actions against Third Countries on the aspect of freedom or religion at the EU's level. Meanwhile, these guidelines indicate the rights to exercise the freedom of religion collectively, aiming at safeguarding groups with minority religions. In 2017, the initiatives on freedom of religion and belief were discussed and promoted within Italian G7 Presidency as well as its mandate. In addition, with the support of France, a Security Council Resolution for protecting cultural heritage and fighting against illegal transaction of cultural relics was promoted in 2017; the resolution was adopted in March the same year. On the aspect of fighting against religious violence, the resolution refers to key provisions that aims at helping promote ethnic and religious diversity nationally in the long run; the Italian constitution of 1947 prohibits capital punishment outside of military law in wartime. The highest priority is attached to the international campaign as a moratorium on capital punishment.
Since 1990's, several initiatives have been promoted to achieve a universal moratorium on the death penalty. The UN General Assembly adopted the moratorium in 2007 and the resolution was approved by great number of votes. After that, the UN General Assembly have approved the resolutions every two years; the last adopted resolution on the moratorium of death penalty was in 2018. The resolution was voted with 121 favors, the highest number of “favor” in the records so far. In 2014, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation called up representatives from organizations of civil society, asking for coordinating the country's action so as to promote its effectiveness in improving awareness within third countries to obtain their positive responses for the UN resolution the moratorium before the Third Committee made a vote on it; the main aspects included in discrimination at the civil level are antisemitism and sexism. Italy has launched series of laws and codes which fight against discrimination and protect the human rights and fundamental freedom of the vulnerable and minority groups in different stage of history.
Italy is committed to promote the gender equality and empowerment of female in the country—as part of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, Italy is a participants who support and promote the rights of women in workplace and family. The related issues and improvement are promoted within the UN every year. Italy pushed the Council of Europe Convention on protect female from violence which came into effect in 2014. In 2016, the Third National Action Plan was adopted for nationally implementing the Women and Security Agenda. Same-sex sexual activity has been approved in Italy since 1890, though some of the independent states that made up the Kingdom of Italy had legalized it; the rights of lesbian, bisexual, transgender have changed since 1890 when same-sex sexual activity of both male and female has been legal and a new Penal Code was issued. In 2016, Italy passed a civil unions law to provide rights of marriage to the same-sex couples. However, stepchild adoption is still a judicial debate and not included in the bill.
Many legal rights are provided by the same law to the same-sex and heterosexual groups that live in unregistered cohabitation. A marriage between two females was allowed and recognized by the Italian Supreme Court i
Trap Back is the thirtieth mixtape by American rapper Gucci Mane. The mixtape was released online on February 5, 2012, coinciding with Super Bowl Sunday, at 10:17 a.m.—a reference to Gucci Mane's label, 1017 Bricksquad. It was Gucci Mane's first major recording project following his release from jail at the end of 2011, after spending a total of six months incarcerated that year. Trap Back was conceived as a "comeback mixtape" to revive the rapper's reputation and career, which had stalled for years due to ongoing legal troubles and other personal setbacks. Hosted by DJ Holiday, Trap Back features 19 tracks of trap music by nine producers: Mike Will Made It, Southside, Sonny Digital, Lex Luger, Polow da Don, K. E. on the Track. Lyrically, Gucci Mane raps on the mixtape about topics familiar to his past work, such as drugs and life in the trap. There are guest appearances from Future, 2 Chainz, Waka Flocka Flame, Jadakiss, Yo Gotti and Chilly Chill. According to reviewers, the mixtape's musical moods and lyrical tones fluctuate from the menacing and sinister to the playful and humorous.
The recording sessions marked Gucci Mane's first sustained collaboration with Mike Will Made It, at the time an up-and-coming producer in the Atlanta hip hop scene. While the two had worked together on individual tracks, Gucci Mane's lead producer had been Zaytoven. In addition to producing five songs, Mike Will stayed in-studio for the duration of the sessions to provide the rapper with both encouragement and, at times, blunt critiques. Though Gucci Mane was unaccustomed to recording with a producer who had such a demanding, unvarnished approach, he came to appreciate the creative results of their collaboration. Trap Back, the song "Plain Jane", were popular successes for Gucci Mane. On the mixtape website DatPiff, Trap Back has been designated "2× Platinum" with over 500,000 downloads. Critics praised the mixtape for Gucci Mane's clever lyricism and its innovative production Mike Will Made It's contributions. Most reviews cited the mixtape as a marked improvement compared to Gucci Mane's recent preceding material.
In retrospect and Gucci Mane himself have described the mixtape as the launch of a mid-career resurgence in both the quality of his music and his popularity. By 2009, Radric Davis—better known by his stage name, Gucci Mane—had established himself as a major figure in underground hip hop. At that moment in the rapper's career, industry insiders and observers believed he was poised for a major commercial breakthrough; as several critics wrote in hindsight following the 2012 release of Trap Back, Gucci Mane had seemed to cross-over from a hardcore hip-hop audience into mainstream pop success. According to Andrew Nosnitsky, Gucci Mane had "the type of feverish, mixtape-driven buzz that had predicted mainstream takeovers from 50 Cent and Lil Wayne."Gucci Mane achieved a modicum of success with The State vs. Radric Davis, his first record for major label Asylum Records after a series of releases on independent record labels, but the follow-up The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted underperformed sales expectations.
His next album, The Return of Mr. Zone 6, was delivered on a much lower recording budget and minimal promotion but sold about as well as The Appeal. Gucci Mane had numerous legal issues in these years, as well as problems with his drug use and mental health. In his memoir, he said his "usual routine" in this time period was a repeated pattern of rebounding "straight from jail to the studio." He was drinking lean and other recreational drugs in prolonged binges, during which he was prone to extreme seclusion and self-imposed social isolation. His drug use manifested, in his own words, "bizarre behavior" that included "violent outbursts" but "pells where would zone out and gaze into space." He was committed to Anchor Hospital, a psychiatric facility in Atlanta. Gucci Mane served his third major stint in jail in 2011. On April 8, 2011, Gucci Mane was arrested during a visit with his probation officer on charges of misdemeanor battery and violation of probation. According to a report from the DeKalb County Police Department, the charges stemmed from a January 2011 incident when a woman recognized Gucci Mane and got into his car.
Once she was in the car, the police report states, Gucci Mane offered her $150 to go to a hotel room with him. After she refused, he shoved her until he was able to push her out of his moving car; the woman had threatened to take legal action—and reached a settlement of $58,000—but did not file a complaint with police until April. Gucci Mane disputed aspects of the police report in his 2017 biography. Following the arrest, Gucci Mane spent three months in jail, he was held in Fulton County Jail for violating probation. He was sent to Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison where, during his processing as an incoming inmate, his head was shaved to conform to prison rules, he spent three weeks in solitary confinement, which he described as "three of the worst weeks I spent locked up." He was spent the remainder of his jail time there. Gucci Mane recorded and released several projects between his release from jail in July and his return to jail in September. Although the three months at GDCP had been one of his shortest stints behind bars, ther