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Kutt Calhoun

Melvin Lewis Calhoun Jr. better known by his stage name Kutt Calhoun, is an American rapper and business executive from Kansas City, Missouri. After getting his start in the late 1990s underground rap scene of Kansas City, he subsequently signed to Strange Music when the label was founded in 1999. Calhoun released his debut album B. L. E. V. E. in 2004, his 2007 sophomore album Feature Presentation debuted at number 60 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Calhoun's third album, Raw and Un-Kutt, made its debut at number 162 on the Billboard 200 chart in its first week of release, as well as charting at No. 19 on the Top Heatseekers chart. Between 2011 and 2012 he released two EPs, Red-Headed Stepchild and Kelvin, both of which again charted high on Billboard, with Kelvin reaching No. 8 on Top Heatseekers. Calhoun released his fourth studio album, Black Gold, in 2013, the album debuted at number 1 on Top Heatseekers. With first-week sales of 4,300 copies in the United States, the album met with positive critical response from publications such as HipHopDX.

Splitting from Strange Music in 2014 on amicable terms, he afterwards founded the record label Black Gold Entertainment. His 2015 Kuttin Loose EP was the first release on the imprint. Distributed through Empire Distribution, it peaked at No. 16 on Heatseekers and No. 41 on the Top Rap Albums chart. Again meeting with a positive response, MetroActive wrote that the EP "demonstrates a devastating flow, razor sharp wit and some downright nasty Dirty South production." Touring the United States, by the end of 2015, Calhoun had embarked on his independent On My Own Tour. Melvin Lewis Calhoun Jr. was born on January 1, 1977 in Kansas City, where he spent his childhood. By the 1990s he was involved in the underground hardcore rap scene of Kansas City, he began recording in the late 1990s. Rapping professionally since 1998, that year Calhoun appeared on the album Center Piece of the Puzzle by Snug Brim, using the alias Cutt Dawg. Afterwards he began working as the hype man of Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne helping cofound the Tech N9ne imprint Strange Music in 1999.

Calhoun had several features in 2002 on Tech N9ne's album Absolute Power. After being featured as a guest artist on a number of singles, Kutt would release his debut album, B. L. E. V. E. On August 10, 2004 through Strange Music; the album features several appearances by Tech N9ne, as well as other local rappers such as Krizz Kaliko and Skatterman & Snug Brim. The album made an appearance on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart. Rap Reviews greeted the album positively, writing "Calhoun has represented his hometown admirably on B. L. E. V. E. and seems on the verge of blowing up bigtime. All he needs is more exposure, a tighter selection of beats, one big video on a Viacom owned network." He self-released his Flamez Mixtape on September 18, 2007. Calhoun's second studio album, Feature Presentation, was released through Strange Music on October 7, 2008; the album saw features from his label mates Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko and Skatterman & Snug Brim once again, featured several other local rappers. The album has production from Michael "Seven" Summers, Matic Lee and Young Fyre.

The sophomore release reached No. 60 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in its first week of release, as well as charting at No. 19 on the Top Heatseekers chart. Rap Reviews gave the album a positive review and a score of 8/10. A music video was shot for the album's single "Bunk Rock Bitch," and was released on January 15, 2009 with features from Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko. On May 26, 2010, XXL premiered the video for Calhoun's new single "Naked" on their website. Kutt Calhoun released his third album, Raw and Un-Kutt, on June 8, 2010. Singles from the album included "Naked" and "Get Kutt," with features from Brotha Lynch Hung, E-40, Joe Budden, Tech N9ne, Too Short among others; the album debuted at No. 170 on the Billboard 200 chart in its first week of release. It reached No. 6 on the Top Heatseekers chart and peaked at No. 15 on the Top Rap Albums chart. Calhoun released his Red-Headed Stepchild extended play through Strange Music on August 7, 2011; the EP reached No. 23 on No. 52 on the Top R&B / Hip-Hop Albums chart.

He released his EP Kelvin on October 2012, again through Strange Music. Charting higher than its predecessor, the EP reached No. 8 on Top Heatseekers, 41 on the Independent Albums chart, 28 on the US R&B chart, 21 on the Top Rap Albums chart. Calhoun released his fourth album, Black Gold on February 26, 2013, as what would be his last release on Strange Music; the album was supported by two singles: "Self Preservation" and "I Been Dope," and features guest appearances from Krizz Kaliko, Brotha Lynch Hung, Tech N9ne, Ron Ron, among others. The album debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and at number 120 on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 4,300 copies in the United States, it peaked at No. 13 on the Independent Albums chart, among other rankings. Meeting with a positive critical response, the publication HipHopDX wrote that "Black Gold revels in its ability to highlight the unique approach of Strange Music while still sounding refreshingly conventional. At 35 years young, Kutt Calhoun is picking up traction when other rappers would be given the checkered flag.

Underappreciated or not, that’s something that won’t go unnoticed." Like HipHopDX, David Jeffries of AllMusic gave the album three and a half stars out of five, praising Calhoun's sense of humor in the lyrics. Calhoun decided to form his own imprint in 2014, he split from Strange Music shortly afterwards

Linjiang Yalu River Bridge

The Linjiang Yalu River Bridge is a bridge over the Yalu River, connecting Linjiang City, Jilin Province, with Chunggang County, Chagang Province, North Korea. It was built by the Japanese in 1938 and Linjiang Border Post is located there. A little downstream from the bridge is Yunfeng Dam. During the Korean War, it was one of the border posts from which the Chinese People's Volunteer Army entered North Korea. Sino–Korean Friendship Bridge and New Yalu River Bridge Ji'an Yalu River Border Railway Bridge Changbai-Hyesan International Bridge Tumen Border Bridge Tumen River Bridge

Campus board

A campus board is a training tool, adopted to improve rock climbing performance. A user ascends or descends the campus board using only their hands. Campus boards may incorporate a variety of materials; as one example, a campus board may comprise horizontal thin slats or rails of wood attached to an inclined board in a ladderlike configuration. However, some implementations may utilize bolt on climbing sections of pipe. A campus board is set at overhanging angle of inclination, between vertical and 20 degrees. One consideration for selecting the angle of inclination is the avoidance of any interference that may result between the user's legs and the campus board or wall; the campus board was invented by Wolfgang Güllich in 1988 while he was training for a new route, Action Directe, which requires extreme dynamic finger strength. The first campus board was hung at a university in a gym called The Campus Centre. Hence the term "campus" has been applied to the name of the training board, training method, style of climbing, or "campusing" in which only the user's hands and arms are used.

In French and in Italian, the campus board is referred to as pan Güllich. There are a variety of training approaches that may be used with a campus board, but all of them are centered around the concept of Plyometrics training; as one example, a user may alternate the use of specific fingers to increase finger strength when ascending or descending the board. As another example, upper-body strength may be increased by utilizing large lunges between specific rails or holds of the campus board. Reactive training may be used to increase muscle recruitment rates by dynamically moving between the campus board rails with one or both hands. Training on a campus board may result in better performance due to the improvement of motor training, increased finger strength on a variety of grips, greater power and lock-off strength of the arms; the campus board has been a topic of controversy for newer climbers, as it risks causing injuries to the climber due to improper technique or fatigue. As such, the campus board is never recommended to climbers who are new to climbing.

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Thomas Bosc

Thomas Bosc is a French former professional rugby league footballer who played for the Catalans Dragons in the Super League. Having spent his entire professional career with the Dragons, he is the club's all-time leading points scorer and is considered one of the finest French players to have played for the club. Bosc was born in Languedoc-Roussillon, France. After coming through the ranks at Elite One Championship side Union Treiziste Catalane, Bosc was part of the Dragons' inaugural Super League squad and made his Super League debut against Castleford Tigers on February 26, 2006, in what was only the club's third Super League match, he spent most of 2006 as a fringe player called upon to play at full-back. In 2007, with the arrival of Clint Greenshields, he was switched to the wing and enjoyed a successful campaign, albeit one curtailed by injury. With the retirement of Stacey Jones in 2008, Bosc was handed the opportunity to fill his considerable gap in the halves, he was a revelation in the role and went on to become a key player for the team, taking over the playmaking and goal-kicking responsibilities and setting a number of points-scoring records including becoming the first player to reach 1,000 points for the club.

He was named in the France training squad and to the final France squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. Bosc continued to represent France in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. In September 2017, Bosc announced. Super League profile France profile SL profile

Damiano Zenoni

Damiano Zenoni is an Italian football manager and former player, who played as a midfielder or defender. He was capable of playing anywhere in midfield or defence, although he played on the right flank as a winger, wing-back, or full-back, he is the twin brother of former footballer Cristian Zenoni. Damiano Zenoni began his career with the Atalanta youth side, was promoted to the club's senior side, he was sent on loan to Pistoiese and Alzano Virescit for the 1996–97 and 1997–98 seasons in order to gain experience and playing time. After helping Atalanta back to the top Italian division, Zenoni made his Serie A debut with Atalanta on 1 October 2000, against S. S. Lazio, along with his brother, established himself as one of the most promising young full-backs in the league throughout the 2000–01 season. In 2005, he joined Udinese under the Bosman ruling, leaving Atalanta 5 months before his contract had ended, he signed a 4 year-deal which would keep him at his new club until 2009. Atalanta promoted Marco Motta from the youth team to the first team to play Zenoni's position.

In the summer of 2007, Parma signed Zenoni for €3 million in a 3-year deal, while Damiano Ferronetti moved to Udinese for €2 million. In January 2011, Zenoni joined Piacenza Calcio for the remainder of the 2010–11 season. Zenoni made his only appearance for the Italian senior team in a 1–0 friendly home win against England on 15 November 2000, under manager Giovanni Trapattoni. On 7 May 2019, he was appointed the head coach of Serie C club Feralpisalò, where he worked with the youth team. On 25 September 2019, he was fired by the club following a 1–3 loss to Fano. Damiano is the twin brother of former footballer Cristian Zenoni. Profile at La Gazzetta dello Sport