Samuel Hsieh is a Hong Kong touring car racing driver. He is competing in TCR China for Teamwork Motorsport in a Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR. Hsieh made his debut in 2004 at the age of 24 at Zhuhai International Circuit, entered a weekend of the Hong Kong Touring Car Championship with a Honda Civic. Due to financial reasons, he was yet to race again until 2009, when he sold his road car to acquire a used Group N Honda Integra race car to make his full season return. Hsieh took part in N2000 Class with China Dragon Racing. In 2010/2011, he continued in the Macau Grand Prix, he had one round appearance at the China Touring Car Championship in 2010, Zhuhai. In 2012, he switched to'Road Sport', a category for modified road cars held by Hong Kong Automobile Association, where he worked with China Dragon Racing by becoming their test/race driver for the team's Subaru Impreza, he entered the season with just two races. Hsieh set foot into a regional championship with China Dragon Racing, using their Subaru at Malaysia’s Sepang Circuit, finished the season second overall in the championship with 4 podiums.
In 2014, after two years spent in Road Sport, Hsieh was set to return to race Group N for Teamwork Motorsport, where he had 3 wins and finished second in the championship, just 2 points shy of taking the season title. A runner-up finish in Hong Kong's championship rewarded him with the opportunity to represent Hong Kong Automobile Association to race against other ASN drivers in the Greater China Region, he claimed victory at the round in Macau, finished 6th in the series. Hsieh joined the grid of the China Touring Car Championship in 2015, driving a Citroën C-Elysée run by Teamwork Motorsport, whilst still chasing funds to compete in the full season, he scored 2 front row starts including 1 pole position among his 3 appearances. At the end of the season he was able to return to the championship for a one-off duty with factory outfit Changan Ford Racing Team. In 2016, he landed a half season drive with Haima Z1 Racing, he outscored his teammates in the drivers' standings, but had yet to secure the drive for the rest of the season.
Hsieh made his GT debut in the inaugural season of the China GT Championship, driving an Audi R8 LMS for Beijing outfit Ling Rui 300+. He finished as runner-up in the GTC drivers' standings. Hsieh joined hands with Teamwork Motorsport in the inaugural season of TCR China, pairing up with Macanese driver Filipe de Souza in a Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR. Hsieh has competed at their supporting races on six occasions, he was awarded the'Hong Kong Driver Bronze Award' by the Hong Kong Automobile Association in 2013, by finishing third among Hong Kong drivers in the'Macau Road Sport Challenge' at the 60th Macau Grand Prix. Hsieh won the Macau round of the Chinese Racing Cup in 2014 with a Senova D70. Hsieh participated in endurance races in the Guangdong International Circuit he raced events from 3 hours to 12 hours with Peugeot 307, Volkswagen Scirocco, Renault Clio and Toyota 86, he had claimed three class wins and a second place in 8 outings. Inspired by Jenson Button, Hsieh stays fit through triathlon, which aids his endurance performance and mental toughness.
He competes up to Half-Ironman distance
Imad Hakki is a Syrian chess international master who represented Syria in multiple regional chess championship and the son of Badi' Hakki,a writer and novelist. Hakki attended the Soviet Cultural Center in the seventies where he was taught professional chess by Ahmad Al-Rashidi,he participated in his first official championship in Damascus in 1973, he achieved International Master norm in 1987. Imad Hakki did not appear in the 1999 World Chess Championship because of visa problems,he received forfeit losses due to his failure to appear for his games. However, he went on to win that year's men's Arab Chess championship in Aden. Hakki has played many times for the Syrian Olympiad team, playing on board 1 in the 32nd and 34th Chess Olympiad, board 3 in the 37th, on board 5 in the 38th edition of the Olympiad. Hakki played in his last championship in Jordan in 2012. After his championship in Jordan and the rise of the civil war, Imad's health detoriareted he had to get surgery for his eyelids, which the Syrian chess union didn't pay for, the fees were paid by someone else.
Hakki contracted Alzheimer's and became homeless, sleeping in the streets and parks of Damascus
The Bolling–Gatewood House is a historic cottage in Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA. It is home to the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum, named for former slave and suffragist Ida B. Wells; the house is located at 220 Randolph Street North in Holly Springs, a small town in Northern Mississippi. It is off U. S. Route 78; the house was completed in 1858. It was designed as a two-storey wood cottage in the Greek Revival architectural style; the portico has octagonal columns. The cottage is white, it was built by Spires Boling, a master builder and architect who designed it. Boling is credited with White Pillars and Finley Place. Boling owned nine slaves, including Lizzie Wells and Ida B. Wells, who went on to become a renowned Civil Rights activist; the house became known as the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum; the museum presents "the contributions of African Americans in the fields of history and culture." In July 2013, three memorial trees were planted in the garden in honor of Wells's prominent grandchildren: Benjamin C.
Duster III, an attorney. As a contributing property to the East Holly Springs Historic District, it has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since April 20, 1983. Additionally, it has been a Mississippi Landmark since 2000
Hindi Zahra is a Moroccan singer and actress. When coming up with a stage name, she inverted her birth name, her songs are in English but some lyrics as in the song "Imik Si Mik" are in the Berber language. Influenced by singers like Cheikha Rimitti, Hindi Zahra has drawn comparisons with Beth Gibbons of Portishead, Billie Holiday, Patti Smith, Norah Jones. Zahra was raised by a dancer and actress, in Khouribga, Morocco. At the age of fifteen, she left school and moved to Paris to live with her father, a soldier. At age 18 she worked at the Louvre. Zahra wrote her first melodies, she is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist. By 2005 she had written about 50 songs of which Beautiful Tango, Oursoul and Stand Up were first released on the EP Hindi Zahra in 2009 and eleven songs were recorded on Hindi Zahra's first album, released in January 2010 at the Jazz label Blue Note Records; the video to the opening song Beautiful Tango was made by French director Tony Gatlif. The song Stand Up was chosen for a commercial campaign by Western Union.
In June 2010 she collaborated with French musician Blundetto on his debut album Bad Bad Things. In November 2010, Hindi Zahra won the Prix Constantin for Best Album. In February 2011, she won the Victoires de la Musique award for the best World music album. In 2014 she had roles in the films The Narrow Frame of Midnight by Tala Hadid and in The Cut by Fatih Akin. In April 2015 her second studio album Homeland was released. Others2011: Handmade Deluxe Edition 2009: Hindi Zahra 2011: Until the Next Journey *Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but in the Ultratip charts. Other releases2010: "Stand Up" 2010: "Imik Si Mik" 2011: "Fascination Official website CD review of Handmade by The Guardian
The Children of the King is a 2012 children's novel by Sonya Hartnett. It is about the adventures of a mother and her two children who have been evacuated from London to the country side during World War II; the Guardian, in its review of The Children of the King wrote "This delicious novel is rich in irony, both linguistically and structurally." and concluded "She takes her readers into the lush jungle of language and leaves them there, entranced by its sounds."The Horn Book Magazine wrote "As always, Hartnett's gift for language deftly conveys both the sublime and the mundane in life." And " Hartnett grounds the minor fantasy presence in the book with a heartfelt examination of the pain and hardships, endured by civilians in wartime."The Children of the King has been reviewed by Booklist, Library Media Connection, Voice of Youth Advocates, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. and Booktrust. It won the 2013 Children's Book of the Year Award for younger readers, was shortlisted for the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award for young adult fiction.
Evacuations of civilians in Britain during World War II