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Wayne Rainey

Wayne Wesley Rainey is an American former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, he won the 500cc World Championship three times and the Daytona 200 once, he was characterized by his calculating riding style. Rainey began his career racing in the A. M. A. Grand National Championship, a series that encompassed four distinct dirt track disciplines plus road races. In 1981, he finished the Grand National season as the 15th ranked dirt track racer in the country. Following his success in the Novice 250cc roadrace class, Kawasaki hired him to compete in the 1982 AMA Superbike Championship as a teammate to the defending National Champion Eddie Lawson; the following year, Lawson moved to the Grand Prix circuit and Rainey took over the role of leading rider, earning the 1983 National Championship for Kawasaki. In 1984, he accepted an offer to ride for the newly formed Kenny Roberts Yamaha racing team in the 250cc class of the Grand Prix World Championship. A less than successful season saw him returning home in 1985 to join the Maclean Racing team in U.

S. 250 and Formula 1 classes, on to the American Honda team from 1986 to 1987 where he raced Superbike and F1. It was during the 1987 Superbike National Championship that his intense rivalry began with Kevin Schwantz as the two battled it out for the title. Rainey won the Championship. So intense was their rivalry that they continued their battle during the 1987 Trans-Atlantic Match Races in which they were teammates competing against a team of British riders. In 1988 Rainey returned to Europe, again joining Team Roberts Yamaha, this time in the premier 500cc division riding the YZR500, his arch-rival Schwantz followed him to Europe. The two would continue their rivalry on race tracks all across Europe, driving each other to higher levels of competitiveness. In 1988, Rainey won his first world championship race at the British Grand Prix. In 1988, he and his Team Roberts Yamaha teammate Kevin Magee won the prestigious Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race in Japan. In the 1989 campaign, Rainey finished second overall behind Eddie Lawson, winning three races and placing on the podium in every race that he finished.

From 1990 to 1992, Rainey hit his stride earning three consecutive 500cc crowns for Yamaha. Rainey was involved in a hard-fought campaign with Kevin Schwantz while seeking his fourth-consecutive title in 1993, he was leading the championship points by a margin of 11 points over Schwantz and leading the GP when he suffered his career-ending crash at the Italian Grand Prix in Misano. He slid into the gravel trap at high speed, breaking his spine against the raked surface designed as a safety feature for car racing; the injury handed the title over to Schwantz. Rainey's injuries rendered him permanently paralyzed from the chest down. After turning to Williams team owner and quadriplegic Frank Williams for advice, Rainey became the team manager for Marlboro Yamaha for a few years. After the 1995 season, Schwantz retired from the Grand Prix circus due to nagging injuries and because losing the one great rival that had fired his competitive intensity made him view his own mortality much more clearly.

Rainey has refused to give up racing despite his disability and now races a hand-controlled Superkart in the World SuperKart series based in Northern California. He lives in Monterey, California in a house, built overlooking the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca circuit shortly before his career ending accident; the nearby circuit has named a corner in his honor, the Rainey Curve, a medium-speed, acute left-hander that follows the famous Corkscrew corner. Rainey was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999; the FIM named him a Grand Prix "Legend" in 2000. He was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2007. In 2003, he was one of the subjects of Faster. After two seasons of poor decisions by Daytona Motorsports Group, the organisation that runs domestic motorcycle racing, the 2013 dispute with Dorna/Infront regarding coverage of AMA Superbike coverage on shared FIM weekends that lead to a lack of media coverage for the Superbike round at Mazda Raceway and the Harley-Davidson XR1200 round at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for both 2013 and 2014, the AMA transferred commercial rights to AMA-sanctioned road racing for the 2015 season to Rainey and business partners.

Rainey began to organise the MotoAmerica group that will run AMA Superbike starting in 2015. Wayne lives in Monterey, with his wife Shae, they have one son, who graduated from Pepperdine University and works at CBS Television Distribution with the Entertainment Tonight and The Insider accounts. He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2008. Points system from 1969 to 1987: Points system from 1988 to 1992: Points system from 1993 onwards: Wayne Rainey at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Cognitive and linguistic theories of composition

Cognitive science and linguistic theory have played an important role in providing empirical research into the writing process and serving the teaching of composition. As composition theories, there is some dispute concerning the appropriateness of tying these two schools of thought together into one theory of composition. However, their empirical basis for research and ties to the process theory of composition and cognitive science can be thought to warrant some connection; the cognitive theory of composition can trace its roots to cognitive science. Lev Vygotsky's and Jean Piaget's contributions to the theories of cognitive development and developmental psychology could be found in early work linking these sciences with composition theory. Linda Flower and John Hayes published “A Cognitive Process Theory of Writing” in 1981, providing the groundwork for further research into how thought processes influence the writing process. Linguistic theories of composition found their roots in the debate surrounding grammar's importance in composition pedagogy.

Scholars, such as Janet Emig, Patrick Hartwell, Martha J. Kolln, Robert Funk, Stephen Witte, Lester Faigley continued this line of thought around the same time that a cognitive theory of composition was being developed by Flower and Hayes; these scholars, like scholars researching cognitive-oriented composition theory, focused on research providing insight into the writing process, but were committed to providing pedagogical advancements addressing deficiencies and insights gained from their linguistic research. A cognitive theory is focused on gaining insight into the writing process through the writer’s thought processes. Composition theorists have attacked the problem of accessing writers’ thoughts in various ways. Flower and Hayes’ essay, “A Cognitive Process Theory of Writing” sought to outline the writer’s choice-making throughout the writing process, how those choices constrained or influenced other choices down the line. Other research has focused on capturing the cognitive processes of writers during the writing process through note-taking or speaking aloud, while some early research by Birdwell and Ross was done with computers to record writers’ keystrokes during the writing process.

Linguistic composition theory has traditionally focused on sentence and paragraph-level composition, with the goal of providing instructors insights into the way students write at various proficiency levels. Stephen Witte and Lester Faigley utilized detailed syntactic analysis to redefine the importance of cohesion and coherence in judging writing quality. Paul Rodgers and Richard Braddock focused on paragraph structure, in separate studies, in order to dispel common misjudgments about the importance of traditional paragraph structure. Applied linguistics EFL/ESL studies, has played a large role in development linguistic theories of composition. Liz Hamp-Lyons’ research in ESL/EFL writing assessment is valuable in informing ESL composition pedagogy. Paul Kei Matsuda, has illustrated the deficiency in ESL composition research, recent compilations by Matsuda and others have attempted to bridge the gap between ESL instruction and composition theory by presenting pedagogical and assessment frameworks in the ESL composition classroom.

Cognitive and linguistic theories of composition are tied to process theory. Cognitive and linguistic theories have been instrumental in providing respected empirical research to the field of composition theory, but tend to stay away from making pedagogical suggestions. Instead, research in these fields is intended to inform process theory by providing data analysis regarding the writing process, by bringing scientific research to the field. Paul Kei Matsuda Rosa Manchón

That's the Kind of Mood I'm In

"That's the Kind of Mood I'm In" is a song written by Tim Nichols, Rick Giles and Gilles Godard. The song was recorded by Canadian artist Amanda Lee and issued in April 2000, peaking at #65 on the RPM Canadian country charts in July. A near-simultaneous cover was recorded by American country music artist Patty Loveless and was released in June 2000 as the first single from her album Strong Heart; this version proved to be the bigger hit. The song charted for 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart, reaching #13 during the week of 25 November 2000. "That's the Kind of Mood I'm In" was Loveless' second entry into the Billboard Hot 100, charting for 14 weeks, reaching #71 during the week of November 18, 2000. In Canada, Loveless' version of the song peaked at #38 on the RPM country charts in November

Karin Lesch

Karin Lesch is a Swiss-German stage and television actress, of Swiss-Austrian extraction. Lesch was born in Zürich, the daughter of Swiss director and author Walter Lesch, the Austrian actress Mathilde Danegger. In addition to both of her parents having professional careers in the German-speaking dramatic arts, Lesch comes from a family of Austrian entertainers of music and cinema. On her maternal side, her grandfather was the Austrian character-actor and director Josef Danegger and her maternal grandmother Bertha Müller was an Austrian actress of both stage and silent-film, her uncle Josef Danneger, was an Austrian actor of stage and cinema, whilst her uncle Theodor Danegger was both an opera singer and recording artist in addition to being an actor of stage and cinema, having performed in both musicals and operettas, as well as in purely dramatic rôles. Due to Swiss neutrality, Lesh grew up unscathed by the effects of World War II, the havoc wreaked on her mother's native Austria after its annexation by the Third Reich.

After the War, Lesch's life changed radically with the breakdown of her parents marriage. Her mother took Lesch from her father and her native Switzerland, when she was only twelve years old, to live first in West Germany in 1947, because of her mother's political convictions, to the newly formed communist East Germany in 1951, when Lesch was just sixteen. A formally trained actress of both stage and cinema, as well as television, Lesch studied at the Staatlichen Schauspielschule,, she played in different fairy-tale films, such as her rôle as the miller's daughter ‘Marie’ in the fairy-tale adaptation of Rumpelstiltskin in the 1960 television production Das Zaubermännchen. To English-speaking audiences, Lesch is best known for her cinema rôle as the Queen in the 1973 East-German – Czechoslovakian co-production: Three Gifts for Cinderella, or Three Nuts for Cinderella; the film is based on a Bohemian version of the fairy-tale Cinderella as written by the Czech National Revivalist writer Božena Němcová, with the storyline more related to the German version publish by the Brothers Grimm in 1812, versus the somewhat different version more known in English, based on the earlier French version published by Charles Perrault in 1697.

The rôle having proved difficult to cast, once East German actor Rolf Hoppe had been given the part as the King, he suggested Karin Lesch, with whom he had enjoyed a professional relationship, having worked on stage with Lesch several times before. Although expected to screen-test, as all the other actresses who had vied for the part, the film's director Václav Vorlíček was so impressed, he gave Lesch the rôle after only a read-through. Much like Dinner for One, the film has become a holiday classic being shown on television at Christmas-time every year in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, parts of ScandinaviaNorway – as well as elsewhere in Europe during the holiday season; the movie was shot in both German and Czech, with the cast members each speaking their lines in their own language, with extensive post-filming work carried out so that two versions of the original were released, one with the Czech lines dubbed into German, the other with the German lines dubbed into Czech, employed what, at the time, was the newly developed technique of synchronisation to create a more visually realistic effect of speech emanating from the lips whenever the dialogue was being dubbed.

Both a gifted linguist, as well as a professional voice artist – in addition to her work as a dramatic actress – after shooting Three Gifts for Cinderella in German, her mother tongue, Lesch dubbed the same rôle she played for the production's Czech release. This made her one of only three of the fourteen cast members with speaking-parts, asked to provide their own voices for their respective rôles in both the German and Czechoslovakian versions. At least two versions exist in English, viz: One dubbed without lip-synchronisation, whilst another uses an omniscient narrator in voice-over, as the actors can still be faintly heard to give their original lines in their own languages. Lesch married East-German producer-director Hans Dieter Mäde, who became the Director General of DEFA, the state-owned film studio in the former German Democratic Republic. Lesch remained in the east through the turbulence leading up to the 1990 Reunification of Germany, the period of adjustment in its aftermath, her son Michael Mäde, born in 1962, is a screenwriter and member of the German Writers Guild, who lives in nearby Berlin.

Lesch leads a private life. On 23 December 2013, she granted a rare interview to the Tagblatt der Stadt Z

2018 Oceania Men's Handball Challenge Trophy

The 2018 Men's Oceania Handball Challenge Trophy is to be held at the L'Arene du Sud, New Caledonia between 10 - 15 June 2018. This is the sixth championship; the competition participants were defending champions Tahiti, Cook Islands, New Zealand, hosts New Caledonia and Fiji. Australia won their fourth title beating defending champions Tahiti. Hosts New Caledonia were third followed by New Zealand and the Cook Islands. Https://www.lnc.nc/article/sports/aux-oceania-les-cagous-aurontla-revanche-dans-la-peau La Nouvelles Calledoniennes Faire le lien entre l’ancienne et la nouvelle génération La Nouvelles Calledoniennes Les Calédoniens dominent les Papous aux Oceania. La Nouvelles Calledoniennes U20: les Tahitiens trop forts pour les Cagous. La Nouvelles Calledoniennes 2018 French Pacific Junior Men's Handball Cup Critical for the development of handball in our region. IHF webpage. 26 June 2018. Strong Hornsby contingent in Australian Youth team contesting for Oceania Challenge Trophy. Hornsby Advocate.

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Google Play Pass

Google Play Pass is a game and apps subscription service by Google for Android devices. It was launched on September 23, 2019 in the US. Subscribers can access the included apps and games without ads and in-app purchases with a monthly subscription costing $4.99. There are over 350 titles ranging from puzzles to podcasts; some examples include: Stardew Valley, Terraria, Monument Valley 2, Mini Metro, 2048, AccuWeather. Features for Google Play Pass include: Gives access to a curated catalog of premium games. No ads or in-app purchases. Share access with up to 6 total family members. For app developers who wish to offer their app in the program can apply to be curated. Apple Arcade Official website Official Developer Guide