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Michael Bublé
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Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer
Birth Name
Michael Steven Bublé

Height
5′ 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Biography
Multi-platinum artist Michael Bublé grew up near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was introduced to swing music and old standards by his grandfather, who offered his services for free as a professional plumber to musicians who were willing to let Michael sing a couple of songs with them on stage.

He got his big break in show business after former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney discovered his music. At 10 years of struggling, the discovery came at a time when distraught Michael was considering giving up a career in music and getting a job in media. His performance at a corporate gig in summer 2000 impressed Michael McSweeney, speech writer/right hand man to Brian Mulroney, and told Mcsweeney to feel free to use his independent CD as a coaster if he didn’t like it. Mcsweeney gave the CD to Brian & Mila Mulroney, which led to an invitation to sing at their daughter’s wedding, where he was introduced to music producer David Foster, who took him under his wing.

His self-titled debut album came out February 12, 2003 and has since won several music awards and incredible worldwide success.

IMDb Mini Biography By: Janie Michaud

Spouse
Luisana Lopilato (31 March 2011 – present)

Trade Mark
Ends his concerts by singing without a microphone

Trivia
Won Best New Artist at the Canadian Juno Awards (April, 2004)

Older brother of Crystal Buble.

Last name is pronounced "Boo-blay".

In September 2003, sang at "Blue Note" Jazz Club, in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, New York City.

Is an international singing sensation. He has gone multi-platinum in over 15 countries. In 2005, he traveled the world over a dozen times, performing sold-out shows throughout the U.S., Europe (including a sold-out performance at the prestigious London’s Royal Albert Hall), Asia, and Australia. His self-titled debut went multi-platinum, and his multi-platinum CD, "It’s Time" (which included the No. 1 Buble-penned smash single "Home") sold over 5.5 million CDs worldwide. As of October 2006, "It’s Time" went 6 times Platinum in Canada, 4 times Platinum in Australia and Italy, double Platinum in Singapore and USA. Platinum in the UK, Austria, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Switzerland, Taiwan and South Africa. Gold status in Belgium, France, Philippines, Sweden and Thailand. As of 2007, "It’s Time" remained on the Billboard Traditional Jazz Albums Charts for a staggering two years and in the No. 1 slot for over 80 weeks, holding the all time record for highest number of weeks at No. 1 by any artist. The internationally acclaimed hit original song "Home" reached No. 1 on charts in more than 10 countries, including Japan, Canada and Italy. "It’s Time" was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards and was the Bestselling Traditional Jazz Album of 2005.

His self-penned single, "Home" has the distinction of being the most-heard song on Canadian radio in 2005, reaching an audience estimated to exceed 382 million people.

Received two Genie Award nominations in 2000 for songs he wrote for the film Here’s to Life! (2000) starring Eric McCormack.

His debut self-titled CD released in 2003 hit the best-selling charts in more than 15 countries and went Quadruple Platinum in Canada.

Won 4 Juno Awards (2006) for Best Single of the Year "Home", Best Album of the Year "It’s Time", Best Artist of the Year, and Best Pop Album of the Year "It’s Time".

Won 3 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards (2006) for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year "It’s Time", and Best Original Composition "Home".

When Michael’s 2006 Valentine’s Day EP – "With Love, Michael Buble"- was released only for a week, the album reached Gold status selling 500,000 copies. The album also became the biggest selling CD Hallmark has ever released, selling in excess of 3 million copies.

[19 January 2007] His album It’s Time broke the all time record for highest number of weeks at number 1 by any artist. It’s Time spent 76 weeks in the number 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Traditional Jazz Albums Charts. According to the Nielsan Soundscan charts, which tracks weekly industry sales in America, both the Traditional Jazz Album and the Current Jazz Album charts lists It’s Time at an amazing total of 101 weeks on the charts with sales exceeding 2.2 million to date.

Is of Italian descent. He has dual Italian-Canadian citizenship. He has stated that his last name is actually from his Italian ancestry. Part of his family is from Treviso (in northern Italy), and the other part of his family is from Villa Santa Lucia degli Abruzzi, Italy. His grandfather Demetrio "Mitch" Santagà comes from the village of Preganziol, Italy.

During preparation for his daughter’s wedding, Brian Mulroney was hesitant to listen to Buble’s CD, given by Mulroney’s speech writer Michael McSweeney after a corporate gig, because the wedding had a long list of entertainment. However, it was Brian’s wife, Mila, who told him to listen to the CD and include Buble in the entertainment list, after which Buble was invited to sing in front of wedding guest David Foster, who later produced Buble’s self-titled album.

In 1996, he landed a role as Elvis in the Vancouver run of a Rock and Roll musical revue called Red Rock Diner, where he became friends with Debbie Timuss, a stage actress, dancer and singer who taught him the choreography. Two years later they became an item and moved to Toronto as part of the cast of another musical revue, this time a big band musical revue called Forever Swing. The hit single "Home" from the album It’s Time was written for Debbie Timuss, whom Bublé has had a near decade long off-again-on-again relationship. Having gotten back together from one of their breakups and away in Italy on tour, he penned "Home" for Timuss, describing his pain from being away from her. She is the song’s background vocalist and is featured in the song’s music video. He referred the album It’s Time as "Debbie’s Record", and a few of the tracks on It’s Time was recorded while he sang to her as she sat outside the studio. They became formally engaged pre-Christmastime 2004 and called off the engagement November 2005.

His father Lewis is a salmon fisherman and his mother, Amber, raised him and his two younger sisters.

At 18, Bublé entered a talent contest in a local bar even though the rules stipulated contestants had to be 19. After he won, the organizer, a local publicist and entrepreneur named Beverly Delich, disqualified him but was so impressed by his talent that she later called him at his parents’ home and suggested he enter the British Columbia Youth Talent Search. He won, and Delich then helped him record an independent CD.

On March 19 2007, his self-penned single "Everything", from album Call Me Irresponsible, made the highest debut in the history of the BDS AC (adult contemporary) charts. In its first week at Canadian radio, "Everything" debuted at #3 on the BDS Mainstream AC Audience chart, and a week later it reached #1 Airplay. Also in its first week, it was aired over 300 times on 43 Radio Stations, reaching an estimated audience in Canada of over 5.2 million listeners.

[2005] The U.S. Billboard ranks "It’s Time" as the Best Selling Jazz recording of 2005 and chose him as the #1 Jazz Artist.

[2005] His self-penned single "Home" reached #1 at Pop and AC radio in Canada and #1 at AC radio in the United States.

A long-time devoted hockey fan of the Vancouver Canucks. Watches Canucks games on his laptop when he is not in British Columbia; never misses any of the games.

The original song "Lost" (from album Call Me Irresponsible) is the sequel to his hit single "Home" (from album It’s Time). While in Australia, Bublé co-wrote "Lost" during the process of ending his eight year relationship to Debbie Timuss, whom he had previously written "Home" for while still together. "Lost" was written as a tribute to his former relationship to Timuss. Before "Lost" was released, Bublé played the song to Timuss. However, his current girlfriend Emily Blunt is the inspiration to the original single "Everything" (from album Call Me Irresponsible).

First met Emily Blunt at the Australian Logie Awards in 2005 and again a few months later backstage with a group of people at his Los Angeles concert.

His grandfather was a plumber who, whenever he fixed something at a nightclub or something like that, did it for free if the owners allowed Bublé to sing there.

Dean Regan’s touring musical, "Forever Swing", was a major factor in launching his early career. His starring role in "Forever Swing" gained huge praise by both fans and critics throughout Canada and the United States.

"Everything", the first hit single from the 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible, boasts the fastest trip to Number 1 in three years on Billboards Adult Contemporary chart.

By December 2004, his self-titled debut album sold over three million worldwide including seven times platinum in Australia, three times platinum in Canada, twice platinum in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Italy, New Zealand and the Philippines, and gold status in Indonesia, Malaysia, Spain, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Set the record in 2005 at The Sydney Opera House for the most tickets sold in one day ever.

By 2004, he had sold-out engagements throughout Europe, Australia, and Asia, including 3-night sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall in April and sold-out an unprecedented 9 shows across Australia; in November 2004, he completed 16 sell-outs in the U.K. alone, most notably two SROs at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall.

2007 Grammy Award-nomination: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for "Caught in the Act".

2006 Grammy Award-nominations: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for "It’s Time", Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist for the song "Can’t Buy Me Love".

Worked with his salmon fisherman father for six years. On fishing days, which normally began from 4:30am to 11pm with physically demanding work, he would listen on the boat to music tapes of classic standards made for him not by his father, an ardent Bruce Springsteen fan, but by his Italian-born grandfather.

Jobs as a showman included talent shows, conventions, cruise ships, hotel lounges, smoky bars, clubs, corporate gigs, singing telegram messenger, and musical theatre.

Won 2008 Grammy Award: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for "Call Me Irresponsible". Nomination: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the song "Everything".

Won a 2006 MuchMoreMusic Award for "Save The Last Dance For Me".

On May 16 2007, Call Me Irresponsible was the #1 best selling album in Canada, Australia, South Africa, Europe, Singapore, and the USA. Call Me Irresponsible also reached #1 on the Billboard’s Sales Charts, Internet, Traditional Jazz and Pop charts.

Sang at a wedding for only the second time when he headlined the entertainment at the million wedding of James Packer, Australia’s richest man, and Erica Baxter in France on June 2007. The first time he performed at a wedding was for the Canadian Prime Minister’s daughter in 2000, where he got a record deal.

Sold out 11 shows in a single day when he toured Australia in 2005.

Won two Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards (2008): Male Vocalist of the Year & Best Original Composition of the Year "Everything".

Won 2008 Juno Fan Choice Award. 2008 Juno Nominations: Single of the Year "Everything", Album of the Year "Call Me Irresponsible", Artist of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year "Call Me Irresponsible".

2008 German ECHO Award nomination in category International Pop/Rock Male Artist of the Year.

2008 Brit Awards nomination for Best International Male Solo Artist.

Won 2005 World Music Award for category World’s Best Selling Artist/Canada. 2005 World Music Award nomination for World’s Best Selling Pop Male Artist.

Won 2006 Canadian Radio Music Awards for Best New Solo Artist (Hot AC category – song "Home") & SOCAN Songwriter of the Year for the song "Home".

Won 2006 German ECHO Award for National/International Jazz Production of the Year – "It’s Time". 2006 ECHO Nomination for International Newcomer of the Year.

Broke up with longtime girlfriend Emily Blunt in July 2008. They had been together since 2005.

According to an "Oprah" interview on October 9, 2009, Bublé had dreamed of becoming famous since age two. When he was a teenager, he slept with his bible and prayed to become a singer. The first time that his family noticed his singing talent was at Christmas time when Bublé was 13 years old, and they heard him singing along with them to the song "White Christmas" during a car ride.

Frequently closes his concerts by singing without a microphone. This all began when his microphone went out during one of his L.A. concerts when he was in the middle of singing "My Funny Valentine", the show’s big finishing number. Without missing a beat, Alan Chang, Bublé’s pianist, kept playing his piano, and Bublé did an acoustic version of "My Funny Valentine" that brought down the house.

Engaged to Luisana Lopilato.

Brother-in-law of ‘Dario Lopilato’.

Personal Quotes
You can try to trick the people and come out wearing a fedora and a tuxedo but that’s not me. I was born in the late ’70s, I wear jeans. I don’t hang out in casinos. The lifestyle isn’t my thing. I don’t drink martinis and I don’t smoke cigars.

[His words to Michael McSweeney when he gave him his independent CD in his pre-stardom days]: "If you and your wife like it, great. If you don’t, it’ll make a great coaster".

[About his last name Bublé]: Sounds French, but I’m a very proud Canadian of Italian extraction.

I’ve said it a million times: I would love very much to be known as one of the great entertainers. If that’s me having a big ego, then sorry. I’m shooting for the stars, and if I miss I’ll hit the moon and that’s pretty high.

[About covering songs]: "It’s far more difficult for me to cover a song because you can compare that song with another 400 iconic artists who have recorded it. So it’s my job to take it to a different place. And as an interpreter, I take it really seriously. When I’m remaking a song, I’m aware that I’m not here to sing the song better than Frank Sinatra or if I cover Van Morrison or I cover The Eagles, my job isn’t to sing it better, my job is to make it my own".

[About covering songs versus original music]: "The reason I won’t do all originals is because it is more of a challenge for me to take great songs and to reinterpret them and make them new again. It’s what I do. It’s always what I’ve done and had a passion for."

I don’t just want to cover a song because it’s easy, like ‘Fly Me to the Moon.’ I like that song. It’s a great song. But I don’t want to cover it just because it’s one of the most popular standards. I wanted to take chances and record songs that I thought I could breathe new life into.

I am a candid interview and I have a dark and dry sense of humor – a very Canadian sense of humor and I am only learning now stupidly that you can’t read tongue. When I say something funny in a newspaper and I meant it to be funny, it doesn’t read that way. It is the same if you have ever gotten an e-mail and you think, ‘What did I ever do to make this person respond this way?’ They never meant to be aggressive, but you can’t read the tone. I’ve said things. There were comments about many things I wish I would have said in a different way or a more eloquent way.

[About his former job as a singing telegram messenger]: "Ten out of 11 times they wouldn’t [tip]. They’d say, ‘I want you to sing it louder.’ And I’d be, ‘But it’s a ballad.’"

[About singing jazz music] "I don’t want to be a copycat. What you see is who I am. It’s just me and how I grew up and what I thought was cool. There was always something special about that music to me. It just stood out. I always felt like I was born in the wrong time."

[on becoming successful]: "People told me time and time again that I will not get signed up, that I will never sell record, that I should sing pop and that I would be better off joining the Backstreet Boys. But I have faith in who I am, and in this style of music (jazz). So when people continued to tell me that I couldn’t do it, it just made me feel that I had to prove them wrong."

It offends me when people think I only listen to Frank Sinatra. I was born in 1975 and I never wanted to be part of the Rat Pack. As a kid, my biggest idol was Michael Jackson. As a teenager, I wanted to be one of the Beastie Boys.

When I did my first album, I was marketed as the singer who would appeal to your grandma. But as each record arrived with more power and confidence, I began to sound younger and younger.

Michael Bublé
dating tips men

Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer
Birth Name
Michael Steven Bublé

Height
5′ 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Biography
Multi-platinum artist Michael Bublé grew up near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was introduced to swing music and old standards by his grandfather, who offered his services for free as a professional plumber to musicians who were willing to let Michael sing a couple of songs with them on stage.

He got his big break in show business after former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney discovered his music. At 10 years of struggling, the discovery came at a time when distraught Michael was considering giving up a career in music and getting a job in media. His performance at a corporate gig in summer 2000 impressed Michael McSweeney, speech writer/right hand man to Brian Mulroney, and told Mcsweeney to feel free to use his independent CD as a coaster if he didn’t like it. Mcsweeney gave the CD to Brian & Mila Mulroney, which led to an invitation to sing at their daughter’s wedding, where he was introduced to music producer David Foster, who took him under his wing.

His self-titled debut album came out February 12, 2003 and has since won several music awards and incredible worldwide success.

IMDb Mini Biography By: Janie Michaud

Spouse
Luisana Lopilato (31 March 2011 – present)

Trade Mark
Ends his concerts by singing without a microphone

Trivia
Won Best New Artist at the Canadian Juno Awards (April, 2004)

Older brother of Crystal Buble.

Last name is pronounced "Boo-blay".

In September 2003, sang at "Blue Note" Jazz Club, in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, New York City.

Is an international singing sensation. He has gone multi-platinum in over 15 countries. In 2005, he traveled the world over a dozen times, performing sold-out shows throughout the U.S., Europe (including a sold-out performance at the prestigious London’s Royal Albert Hall), Asia, and Australia. His self-titled debut went multi-platinum, and his multi-platinum CD, "It’s Time" (which included the No. 1 Buble-penned smash single "Home") sold over 5.5 million CDs worldwide. As of October 2006, "It’s Time" went 6 times Platinum in Canada, 4 times Platinum in Australia and Italy, double Platinum in Singapore and USA. Platinum in the UK, Austria, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Switzerland, Taiwan and South Africa. Gold status in Belgium, France, Philippines, Sweden and Thailand. As of 2007, "It’s Time" remained on the Billboard Traditional Jazz Albums Charts for a staggering two years and in the No. 1 slot for over 80 weeks, holding the all time record for highest number of weeks at No. 1 by any artist. The internationally acclaimed hit original song "Home" reached No. 1 on charts in more than 10 countries, including Japan, Canada and Italy. "It’s Time" was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards and was the Bestselling Traditional Jazz Album of 2005.

His self-penned single, "Home" has the distinction of being the most-heard song on Canadian radio in 2005, reaching an audience estimated to exceed 382 million people.

Received two Genie Award nominations in 2000 for songs he wrote for the film Here’s to Life! (2000) starring Eric McCormack.

His debut self-titled CD released in 2003 hit the best-selling charts in more than 15 countries and went Quadruple Platinum in Canada.

Won 4 Juno Awards (2006) for Best Single of the Year "Home", Best Album of the Year "It’s Time", Best Artist of the Year, and Best Pop Album of the Year "It’s Time".

Won 3 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards (2006) for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year "It’s Time", and Best Original Composition "Home".

When Michael’s 2006 Valentine’s Day EP – "With Love, Michael Buble"- was released only for a week, the album reached Gold status selling 500,000 copies. The album also became the biggest selling CD Hallmark has ever released, selling in excess of 3 million copies.

[19 January 2007] His album It’s Time broke the all time record for highest number of weeks at number 1 by any artist. It’s Time spent 76 weeks in the number 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Traditional Jazz Albums Charts. According to the Nielsan Soundscan charts, which tracks weekly industry sales in America, both the Traditional Jazz Album and the Current Jazz Album charts lists It’s Time at an amazing total of 101 weeks on the charts with sales exceeding 2.2 million to date.

Is of Italian descent. He has dual Italian-Canadian citizenship. He has stated that his last name is actually from his Italian ancestry. Part of his family is from Treviso (in northern Italy), and the other part of his family is from Villa Santa Lucia degli Abruzzi, Italy. His grandfather Demetrio "Mitch" Santagà comes from the village of Preganziol, Italy.

During preparation for his daughter’s wedding, Brian Mulroney was hesitant to listen to Buble’s CD, given by Mulroney’s speech writer Michael McSweeney after a corporate gig, because the wedding had a long list of entertainment. However, it was Brian’s wife, Mila, who told him to listen to the CD and include Buble in the entertainment list, after which Buble was invited to sing in front of wedding guest David Foster, who later produced Buble’s self-titled album.

In 1996, he landed a role as Elvis in the Vancouver run of a Rock and Roll musical revue called Red Rock Diner, where he became friends with Debbie Timuss, a stage actress, dancer and singer who taught him the choreography. Two years later they became an item and moved to Toronto as part of the cast of another musical revue, this time a big band musical revue called Forever Swing. The hit single "Home" from the album It’s Time was written for Debbie Timuss, whom Bublé has had a near decade long off-again-on-again relationship. Having gotten back together from one of their breakups and away in Italy on tour, he penned "Home" for Timuss, describing his pain from being away from her. She is the song’s background vocalist and is featured in the song’s music video. He referred the album It’s Time as "Debbie’s Record", and a few of the tracks on It’s Time was recorded while he sang to her as she sat outside the studio. They became formally engaged pre-Christmastime 2004 and called off the engagement November 2005.

His father Lewis is a salmon fisherman and his mother, Amber, raised him and his two younger sisters.

At 18, Bublé entered a talent contest in a local bar even though the rules stipulated contestants had to be 19. After he won, the organizer, a local publicist and entrepreneur named Beverly Delich, disqualified him but was so impressed by his talent that she later called him at his parents’ home and suggested he enter the British Columbia Youth Talent Search. He won, and Delich then helped him record an independent CD.

On March 19 2007, his self-penned single "Everything", from album Call Me Irresponsible, made the highest debut in the history of the BDS AC (adult contemporary) charts. In its first week at Canadian radio, "Everything" debuted at #3 on the BDS Mainstream AC Audience chart, and a week later it reached #1 Airplay. Also in its first week, it was aired over 300 times on 43 Radio Stations, reaching an estimated audience in Canada of over 5.2 million listeners.

[2005] The U.S. Billboard ranks "It’s Time" as the Best Selling Jazz recording of 2005 and chose him as the #1 Jazz Artist.

[2005] His self-penned single "Home" reached #1 at Pop and AC radio in Canada and #1 at AC radio in the United States.

A long-time devoted hockey fan of the Vancouver Canucks. Watches Canucks games on his laptop when he is not in British Columbia; never misses any of the games.

The original song "Lost" (from album Call Me Irresponsible) is the sequel to his hit single "Home" (from album It’s Time). While in Australia, Bublé co-wrote "Lost" during the process of ending his eight year relationship to Debbie Timuss, whom he had previously written "Home" for while still together. "Lost" was written as a tribute to his former relationship to Timuss. Before "Lost" was released, Bublé played the song to Timuss. However, his current girlfriend Emily Blunt is the inspiration to the original single "Everything" (from album Call Me Irresponsible).

First met Emily Blunt at the Australian Logie Awards in 2005 and again a few months later backstage with a group of people at his Los Angeles concert.

His grandfather was a plumber who, whenever he fixed something at a nightclub or something like that, did it for free if the owners allowed Bublé to sing there.

Dean Regan’s touring musical, "Forever Swing", was a major factor in launching his early career. His starring role in "Forever Swing" gained huge praise by both fans and critics throughout Canada and the United States.

"Everything", the first hit single from the 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible, boasts the fastest trip to Number 1 in three years on Billboards Adult Contemporary chart.

By December 2004, his self-titled debut album sold over three million worldwide including seven times platinum in Australia, three times platinum in Canada, twice platinum in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Italy, New Zealand and the Philippines, and gold status in Indonesia, Malaysia, Spain, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Set the record in 2005 at The Sydney Opera House for the most tickets sold in one day ever.

By 2004, he had sold-out engagements throughout Europe, Australia, and Asia, including 3-night sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall in April and sold-out an unprecedented 9 shows across Australia; in November 2004, he completed 16 sell-outs in the U.K. alone, most notably two SROs at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall.

2007 Grammy Award-nomination: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for "Caught in the Act".

2006 Grammy Award-nominations: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for "It’s Time", Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist for the song "Can’t Buy Me Love".

Worked with his salmon fisherman father for six years. On fishing days, which normally began from 4:30am to 11pm with physically demanding work, he would listen on the boat to music tapes of classic standards made for him not by his father, an ardent Bruce Springsteen fan, but by his Italian-born grandfather.

Jobs as a showman included talent shows, conventions, cruise ships, hotel lounges, smoky bars, clubs, corporate gigs, singing telegram messenger, and musical theatre.

Won 2008 Grammy Award: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for "Call Me Irresponsible". Nomination: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the song "Everything".

Won a 2006 MuchMoreMusic Award for "Save The Last Dance For Me".

On May 16 2007, Call Me Irresponsible was the #1 best selling album in Canada, Australia, South Africa, Europe, Singapore, and the USA. Call Me Irresponsible also reached #1 on the Billboard’s Sales Charts, Internet, Traditional Jazz and Pop charts.

Sang at a wedding for only the second time when he headlined the entertainment at the million wedding of James Packer, Australia’s richest man, and Erica Baxter in France on June 2007. The first time he performed at a wedding was for the Canadian Prime Minister’s daughter in 2000, where he got a record deal.

Sold out 11 shows in a single day when he toured Australia in 2005.

Won two Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards (2008): Male Vocalist of the Year & Best Original Composition of the Year "Everything".

Won 2008 Juno Fan Choice Award. 2008 Juno Nominations: Single of the Year "Everything", Album of the Year "Call Me Irresponsible", Artist of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year "Call Me Irresponsible".

2008 German ECHO Award nomination in category International Pop/Rock Male Artist of the Year.

2008 Brit Awards nomination for Best International Male Solo Artist.

Won 2005 World Music Award for category World’s Best Selling Artist/Canada. 2005 World Music Award nomination for World’s Best Selling Pop Male Artist.

Won 2006 Canadian Radio Music Awards for Best New Solo Artist (Hot AC category – song "Home") & SOCAN Songwriter of the Year for the song "Home".

Won 2006 German ECHO Award for National/International Jazz Production of the Year – "It’s Time". 2006 ECHO Nomination for International Newcomer of the Year.

Broke up with longtime girlfriend Emily Blunt in July 2008. They had been together since 2005.

According to an "Oprah" interview on October 9, 2009, Bublé had dreamed of becoming famous since age two. When he was a teenager, he slept with his bible and prayed to become a singer. The first time that his family noticed his singing talent was at Christmas time when Bublé was 13 years old, and they heard him singing along with them to the song "White Christmas" during a car ride.

Frequently closes his concerts by singing without a microphone. This all began when his microphone went out during one of his L.A. concerts when he was in the middle of singing "My Funny Valentine", the show’s big finishing number. Without missing a beat, Alan Chang, Bublé’s pianist, kept playing his piano, and Bublé did an acoustic version of "My Funny Valentine" that brought down the house.

Engaged to Luisana Lopilato.

Brother-in-law of ‘Dario Lopilato’.

Personal Quotes
You can try to trick the people and come out wearing a fedora and a tuxedo but that’s not me. I was born in the late ’70s, I wear jeans. I don’t hang out in casinos. The lifestyle isn’t my thing. I don’t drink martinis and I don’t smoke cigars.

[His words to Michael McSweeney when he gave him his independent CD in his pre-stardom days]: "If you and your wife like it, great. If you don’t, it’ll make a great coaster".

[About his last name Bublé]: Sounds French, but I’m a very proud Canadian of Italian extraction.

I’ve said it a million times: I would love very much to be known as one of the great entertainers. If that’s me having a big ego, then sorry. I’m shooting for the stars, and if I miss I’ll hit the moon and that’s pretty high.

[About covering songs]: "It’s far more difficult for me to cover a song because you can compare that song with another 400 iconic artists who have recorded it. So it’s my job to take it to a different place. And as an interpreter, I take it really seriously. When I’m remaking a song, I’m aware that I’m not here to sing the song better than Frank Sinatra or if I cover Van Morrison or I cover The Eagles, my job isn’t to sing it better, my job is to make it my own".

[About covering songs versus original music]: "The reason I won’t do all originals is because it is more of a challenge for me to take great songs and to reinterpret them and make them new again. It’s what I do. It’s always what I’ve done and had a passion for."

I don’t just want to cover a song because it’s easy, like ‘Fly Me to the Moon.’ I like that song. It’s a great song. But I don’t want to cover it just because it’s one of the most popular standards. I wanted to take chances and record songs that I thought I could breathe new life into.

I am a candid interview and I have a dark and dry sense of humor – a very Canadian sense of humor and I am only learning now stupidly that you can’t read tongue. When I say something funny in a newspaper and I meant it to be funny, it doesn’t read that way. It is the same if you have ever gotten an e-mail and you think, ‘What did I ever do to make this person respond this way?’ They never meant to be aggressive, but you can’t read the tone. I’ve said things. There were comments about many things I wish I would have said in a different way or a more eloquent way.

[About his former job as a singing telegram messenger]: "Ten out of 11 times they wouldn’t [tip]. They’d say, ‘I want you to sing it louder.’ And I’d be, ‘But it’s a ballad.’"

[About singing jazz music] "I don’t want to be a copycat. What you see is who I am. It’s just me and how I grew up and what I thought was cool. There was always something special about that music to me. It just stood out. I always felt like I was born in the wrong time."

[on becoming successful]: "People told me time and time again that I will not get signed up, that I will never sell record, that I should sing pop and that I would be better off joining the Backstreet Boys. But I have faith in who I am, and in this style of music (jazz). So when people continued to tell me that I couldn’t do it, it just made me feel that I had to prove them wrong."

It offends me when people think I only listen to Frank Sinatra. I was born in 1975 and I never wanted to be part of the Rat Pack. As a kid, my biggest idol was Michael Jackson. As a teenager, I wanted to be one of the Beastie Boys.

When I did my first album, I was marketed as the singer who would appeal to your grandma. But as each record arrived with more power and confidence, I began to sound younger and younger.

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The 2 anglers didn’t catch anything!
I seem to spend a good deal of my days at Flamborough, well I was practically brought up there. I often used to go out fishing with the Emmerson Bros. who were running "Silver Line". They all had a very broad accent and went to Church on Sundays. Here is a film taken by my Stepfather Geo Bayes, who was then the Lifeboat Secretary. He was also a local fish merchant, restaraunter and hotelier.

LITTLE DENMARK PART 1 (1957)
www.yfaonline.com/film/little-denmark-part-1?destination=…
This film is part of two long films made by local filmmaker George Bayes of Flamborough and Flamborough Head. The films are mainly dedicated to the work of the coast guard and especially the Royal Navy Lifeboat Institute (RNFI). But they also provide a picture of Flamborough at the time, with marvellous film of the sea fishing, showing many of the well known locals from that period.

The name of “Little Denmark” goes back a long way. One explanation is that it is to celebrate Flamborough’s former loyalty to the Danish crown. The name of Flamborough is also said to be derived from the Scandinavian word “Flan”, meaning a spit or tongue of land. Some have commented on the Danish influence going back to the invasion of the 9th century: seen in local place names and the dialect of the inhabitants. However, Danes’ Dyke is a natural formation, and nothing to do with the Danes.

Flamborough Head lies at the tip of the most eastern peninsula, and is famous as a beauty spot and for the nearby Bird Reserve at Bempton Cliffs. It is remarkably unchanged since this film was made, with the Coastguard lookout station and two lighthouses still in place. The first lighthouse, a white octagonal tower, dating from 1674, is probably the oldest surviving lighthouse in England. It started off as a way of making money, by Sir John Clayton charging vessels passing the headland. It is not clear whether this scheme ever worked. It stopped working as a lighthouse some time ago. The second lighthouse (the new lighthouse) was built in 1806 and vertically extended in 1925.

The RNFI was initially set up as a charity was founded by Sir William Hillary as the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck in 1824, after he had witnessed the wrecking of dozens of ships from his home on the Isle of Man. The name was changed to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1854, and cork lifejackets were first issued to crew members in the same year. By and large the crews are voluntary crewed, though there are four full time boats, one just a bit further along the Yorkshire coast at Spurn Point. All told it has 40,000 volunteers. Since its foundation the RNLI has saved more than 139,000 lives.

In 1992 the rigid lifeboat was replaced by an inflatable one, but as the North Landing – home of the Caravel Bar –was considered too dangerous for an inflatable it was moved to the South Landing. Apparently this move caused a huge schism in the community, with most of the original crew resigning. Since then
the entire station’s emergency search and rescue team and all the emergency equipment has been moved to Bridlington coastguard station. The South Landing was declared a local nature reserve in 2002. At the time of writing (May 2010), there is a Campaign to Save Flamborough Head Coastguard Station From Closure! The website (see References) also gives some examples of the work of the local coastguard

The area and sea around has a rich history. One particular episode of great significance was a sea battle during the American War of Independence, in 1779. This was between ships of the Royal Navy and American ships under John Paul Jones, who has been credited as being the founder of the American Navy (and also inspired the great ex bass player of Led Zeppelin to adopt the name). The excellent Yorkshire Guide website (see References) has a good overview of Flamborough and Flamborough Head, and its history.

The film demonstrates, as does the evident passion of the narrator, that for the filmmakers there is more at stake than just saving lives. The film provides a great example of what Pierre Nora calls ‘sites of memory’. One way that this has been encapsulated is in the tradition of sword dancing, as seen here with this young group of dancers. This tradition has a strong connection to East Yorkshire – see Kirkby Malzeard Sword Dancers (1930-32). But it is the place itself, and the of the sea crashing against the rocks, that perhaps makes it stay in most people’s minds.

A film documenting the work of the R.N.L.I at Flamborough, the film also shows a day in the life of working fishermen out of Flamborough.

The film opens with shots of Flamborough Bay followed by an introduction to the contributors who are shown in close up.

There is footage of the outskirts of Flamborough followed by scenes of the village including St Oswald’s Church, ruins of Flamborough Castle, and the War Memorial where a British Legion Service of Commemoration takes place. Service members lay a poppy wreath on the memorial. Views of Flamborough High Street include the Royal Dog and Duck Hotel, and the Ship Hotel. Many cars can be seen in the village, and a lady walks by pushing a pram.

The next scene features the Fishermen’s War Memorial and a Flamborough Sword Dance display. This is followed by a view of Flamborough Head where both the old and new lighthouse can be seen, and the lighthouse keepers are introduced. Views of South landing and the old lifeboat hut can be seen, and there are families enjoying the sandy beach.

A crowd is gathered at the North Landing for the annual Lifeboat Flag Day. People in fancy dress and crowds gather to watch the demonstration launch of the lifeboat. A helicopter drops a flare as part of the event.

The next portion of the film focuses on the fishermen who make their livelihood out of Flamborough. The day’s catch of crabs and lobsters are hauled up the beach at Flamborough and loaded on to vans. George Emerson and his brother show us a day in the life of their fishing vessel, the Silver Line. At sea they haul in baskets of lobsters and crabs. Back on shore, they bate the lines with mussels and whelks for the next day. Out on the boat there is long lining for cod and haddock. The fish are then prepared for gutting, and the livers are kept for cod liver oil. Seagulls swarm around the boat as it heads for the North Landing to bring in the day’s catch.

THE EGG HARVEST – CLIFF CLIMBING AT FLAMBOROUGH (1908)

Filmed in 1908, this film shows a group of men, known as climmers, who collect eggs from bird nests on the cliffs at Flamborough.

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Many thanks to The Yorkshire Film Archive
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♫♪♫ La saeta ♫♪♫ Joan Manuel Serrat

Holy Week in Spain
Spain is renowned in the world for its Holy Week traditions. Seville, Malaga, and San Fernando in Cadiz see the most glamorous celebrations, while those of Castille-Leon see the more sombre and solemn events.
A common feature in Spain is the almost general usage of the "nazareno" or penitential robe for some of the participants in the Processions. This garment consists in a tunic, a hood with conical tip ( "capirote") used to conceal the face of the wearer, and sometimes a cloak. The exact colors and forms of these robes depend on the particular procession. The robes were widely used in the medieval period for penitents, who could demonstrate their penance while still masking their identity. (These robes intentionally served as the basis for the traditional uniform for members of the Ku Klux Klan in the United States, ironically a very anti-Catholic organization.) These "Nazarenos" carry processional candles or rough hewn wooden crosses, may walk the city streets barefoot, and, in some places may carry shackles and chains on their feet as penance. In some areas, sections of the participant wear dress freely inspired in the uniforms of the Roman Legion[3].

Holy Week in Seville
Seville arguably holds some of the most elaborate processions for Holy Week. A tradition that dates from Counterreformation times, or even earlier. The "Semana Santa en Sevilla" is notable for featuring the procession of "pasos", lifelike wood sculptures of individual scenes of the events that happened between Jesus’ entry in Jerusalem and his burial, or images of the Virgin Mary showing restained grief for the torture and killing of her son. Some of the images are of great antiquity and artistic masterworks. These "pasos" (which usually weigh over a metric tonne) are physically carried on the neck of costaleros (literally "sack men", for its distinctive -and functional- headdress). The "costaleros" (from 24 to 48) are hidden inside the platform of the "paso", so it seems to walk alone. Historically dock workers were hired to carry the "pasos". From 1973 onward, that task has been universally taken over by the members of the confraternities who organize each procession.
The "pasos" are set up and maintained by hermandades and cofradías, religious brotherhoods, confraternities or sodalities, which precede the "pasos" (up to 3) dressed in penitential robes. Some of the processions are near 3000 persons each. In Seville, but for some officials, "costaleros", acolytes and a few other exceptions every participant must wear penitential robes and be hooded. A brass band may accompany the group, playing funereal religious hymns or "marchas" written for the occasion. Some processions are silent with no musical accompaniment. As each procession leaves its home church, called a salida, as well at its return (the entrada) and along the march route there are special extemporaneous songs offered by individuals in the crowd or a balcony. This songs are generically called saetas (arrows).
A total of 58 processions (as of 2007) occur during the week, from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday morning. On Maundy Thursday there are two sets of processions. One group occurs during the afternoon and evening. The second set begins near midnight and continues until early afternoon on Good Friday. The most famous processions occur this night (the madrugá), including Jesus del Gran Poder, Esperanza – Macarena, and Esperanza – Triana.

León, Spain
Holy Week processions in León are also very popular, with more than 15,000 papones (penitents) on the streets. Processions begin on "Viernes de Dolores" (the Friday in the week before Holy Week) until Easter Sunday. The most solemn and famous procession is the "Procesion de los Pasos" also known as the "Procesion del Encuentro"(Procession of the Meeting). During this marathonian procession, which lasts nine hours, about 4,000 penitents carry 13 "pasos" around all the city. The most solemn moment is El Encuentro (The Meeting) when the pasos representing Saint John and La Dolorosa face one to the other and are "bailados" (penitents move the paso like Saint John and La Dolorosa were dancing).
Also famous is a secular procession, called Entierro de San Genarín (Burial of Saint Genarín). In 1929 on Maundy Thursday night a poor alcoholic person, called Genaro Blanco was run over by the first garbage truck in León. The procession consists of a march through the city with Orujo at the head of the procession to the front of the city walls where the man was supposedly run over and then cheese, a bottle of Orujo and two oranges are left at the spot.

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Penitentes
♫♪♫ La saeta ♫♪♫ Joan Manuel Serrat

Holy Week in Spain

Spain is renowned in the world for its Holy Week traditions. Seville, Malaga, and San Fernando in Cadiz see the most glamorous celebrations, while those of Castille-Leon see the more sombre and solemn events.
A common feature in Spain is the almost general usage of the "nazareno" or penitential robe for some of the participants in the Processions. This garment consists in a tunic, a hood with conical tip ( "capirote") used to conceal the face of the wearer, and sometimes a cloak. The exact colors and forms of these robes depend on the particular procession. The robes were widely used in the medieval period for penitents, who could demonstrate their penance while still masking their identity. (These robes intentionally served as the basis for the traditional uniform for members of the Ku Klux Klan in the United States, ironically a very anti-Catholic organization.) These "Nazarenos" carry processional candles or rough hewn wooden crosses, may walk the city streets barefoot, and, in some places may carry shackles and chains on their feet as penance. In some areas, sections of the participant wear dress freely inspired in the uniforms of the Roman Legion[3].

Holy Week in Seville
Seville arguably holds some of the most elaborate processions for Holy Week. A tradition that dates from Counterreformation times, or even earlier. The "Semana Santa en Sevilla" is notable for featuring the procession of "pasos", lifelike wood sculptures of individual scenes of the events that happened between Jesus’ entry in Jerusalem and his burial, or images of the Virgin Mary showing restained grief for the torture and killing of her son. Some of the images are of great antiquity and artistic masterworks. These "pasos" (which usually weigh over a metric tonne) are physically carried on the neck of costaleros (literally "sack men", for its distinctive -and functional- headdress). The "costaleros" (from 24 to 48) are hidden inside the platform of the "paso", so it seems to walk alone. Historically dock workers were hired to carry the "pasos". From 1973 onward, that task has been universally taken over by the members of the confraternities who organize each procession.
The "pasos" are set up and maintained by hermandades and cofradías, religious brotherhoods, confraternities or sodalities, which precede the "pasos" (up to 3) dressed in penitential robes. Some of the processions are near 3000 persons each. In Seville, but for some officials, "costaleros", acolytes and a few other exceptions every participant must wear penitential robes and be hooded. A brass band may accompany the group, playing funereal religious hymns or "marchas" written for the occasion. Some processions are silent with no musical accompaniment. As each procession leaves its home church, called a salida, as well at its return (the entrada) and along the march route there are special extemporaneous songs offered by individuals in the crowd or a balcony. This songs are generically called saetas (arrows).
A total of 58 processions (as of 2007) occur during the week, from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday morning. On Maundy Thursday there are two sets of processions. One group occurs during the afternoon and evening. The second set begins near midnight and continues until early afternoon on Good Friday. The most famous processions occur this night (the madrugá), including Jesus del Gran Poder, Esperanza – Macarena, and Esperanza – Triana.

León, Spain
Holy Week processions in León are also very popular, with more than 15,000 papones (penitents) on the streets. Processions begin on "Viernes de Dolores" (the Friday in the week before Holy Week) until Easter Sunday. The most solemn and famous procession is the "Procesion de los Pasos" also known as the "Procesion del Encuentro"(Procession of the Meeting). During this marathonian procession, which lasts nine hours, about 4,000 penitents carry 13 "pasos" around all the city. The most solemn moment is El Encuentro (The Meeting) when the pasos representing Saint John and La Dolorosa face one to the other and are "bailados" (penitents move the paso like Saint John and La Dolorosa were dancing).
Also famous is a secular procession, called Entierro de San Genarín (Burial of Saint Genarín). In 1929 on Maundy Thursday night a poor alcoholic person, called Genaro Blanco was run over by the first garbage truck in León. The procession consists of a march through the city with Orujo at the head of the procession to the front of the city walls where the man was supposedly run over and then cheese, a bottle of Orujo and two oranges are left at the spot.

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Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Concorde, Fox Alpha, Air France:

The first supersonic airliner to enter service, the Concorde flew thousands of passengers across the Atlantic at twice the speed of sound for over 25 years. Designed and built by Aérospatiale of France and the British Aviation Corporation, the graceful Concorde was a stunning technological achievement that could not overcome serious economic problems.

In 1976 Air France and British Airways jointly inaugurated Concorde service to destinations around the globe. Carrying up to 100 passengers in great comfort, the Concorde catered to first class passengers for whom speed was critical. It could cross the Atlantic in fewer than four hours – half the time of a conventional jet airliner. However its high operating costs resulted in very high fares that limited the number of passengers who could afford to fly it. These problems and a shrinking market eventually forced the reduction of service until all Concordes were retired in 2003.

In 1989, Air France signed a letter of agreement to donate a Concorde to the National Air and Space Museum upon the aircraft’s retirement. On June 12, 2003, Air France honored that agreement, donating Concorde F-BVFA to the Museum upon the completion of its last flight. This aircraft was the first Air France Concorde to open service to Rio de Janeiro, Washington, D.C., and New York and had flown 17,824 hours.

Gift of Air France.

Manufacturer:
Societe Nationale Industrielle Aerospatiale
British Aircraft Corporation

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 25.56 m (83 ft 10 in)
Length: 61.66 m (202 ft 3 in)
Height: 11.3 m (37 ft 1 in)
Weight, empty: 79,265 kg (174,750 lb)
Weight, gross: 181,435 kg (400,000 lb)
Top speed: 2,179 km/h (1350 mph)
Engine: Four Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 Mk 602, 17,259 kg (38,050 lb) thrust each
Manufacturer: Société Nationale Industrielle Aérospatiale, Paris, France, and British Aircraft Corporation, London, United Kingdom

Physical Description:
Aircaft Serial Number: 205. Including four (4) engines, bearing respectively the serial number: CBE066, CBE062, CBE086 and CBE085.
Also included, aircraft plaque: "AIR FRANCE Lorsque viendra le jour d’exposer Concorde dans un musee, la Smithsonian Institution a dores et deja choisi, pour le Musee de l’Air et de l’Espace de Washington, un appariel portant le couleurs d’Air France."

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Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Concorde, Fox Alpha, Air France:

The first supersonic airliner to enter service, the Concorde flew thousands of passengers across the Atlantic at twice the speed of sound for over 25 years. Designed and built by Aérospatiale of France and the British Aviation Corporation, the graceful Concorde was a stunning technological achievement that could not overcome serious economic problems.

In 1976 Air France and British Airways jointly inaugurated Concorde service to destinations around the globe. Carrying up to 100 passengers in great comfort, the Concorde catered to first class passengers for whom speed was critical. It could cross the Atlantic in fewer than four hours – half the time of a conventional jet airliner. However its high operating costs resulted in very high fares that limited the number of passengers who could afford to fly it. These problems and a shrinking market eventually forced the reduction of service until all Concordes were retired in 2003.

In 1989, Air France signed a letter of agreement to donate a Concorde to the National Air and Space Museum upon the aircraft’s retirement. On June 12, 2003, Air France honored that agreement, donating Concorde F-BVFA to the Museum upon the completion of its last flight. This aircraft was the first Air France Concorde to open service to Rio de Janeiro, Washington, D.C., and New York and had flown 17,824 hours.

Gift of Air France.

Manufacturer:
Societe Nationale Industrielle Aerospatiale
British Aircraft Corporation

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 25.56 m (83 ft 10 in)
Length: 61.66 m (202 ft 3 in)
Height: 11.3 m (37 ft 1 in)
Weight, empty: 79,265 kg (174,750 lb)
Weight, gross: 181,435 kg (400,000 lb)
Top speed: 2,179 km/h (1350 mph)
Engine: Four Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 Mk 602, 17,259 kg (38,050 lb) thrust each
Manufacturer: Société Nationale Industrielle Aérospatiale, Paris, France, and British Aircraft Corporation, London, United Kingdom

Physical Description:
Aircaft Serial Number: 205. Including four (4) engines, bearing respectively the serial number: CBE066, CBE062, CBE086 and CBE085.
Also included, aircraft plaque: "AIR FRANCE Lorsque viendra le jour d’exposer Concorde dans un musee, la Smithsonian Institution a dores et deja choisi, pour le Musee de l’Air et de l’Espace de Washington, un appariel portant le couleurs d’Air France."

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Borinqueneers Open Doors to Peace and Security
Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa

Story by Master Sgt. Ruby Zarzyczny
Date: 10.23.2009

ENTEBBE, Uganda—"Borinqueneers" from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa opened the doors to its seventh Counter Terrorism Course for the Ugandan People’s Defense Force, July 30, at the Kasenyi Military Training center.

The four-month course is being taught by "Borinqueneer" Soldiers from the 1/65th Infantry Battalion, Puerto Rico National Guard. According to historical records, the men of the 1/65th IN BN came up with the nickname "Borinqueneer" during a long sea voyager while serving in the Korean War. It is a combination of the words Buccaneers and Boriquen which is the name the Tainos Indians called the island (Puerto Rico) before the arrival of the Spaniards.

This is not the first time the 1/65th IN BN has been deployed to Africa. According to 1/65th IN BN historical documentation, they were deployed during WWII to North Africa in 1943. In 1944, they moved forward from Casablanca, Morocco to Italy and then France to join the 3rd Battalion and defeated Germany’s 34th Infantry Division’s 107th Infantry Regiment.

Sixty-six years later, the 1/65th IN BN is once again deployed to Africa. This time, they are deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti to support the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s mission to foster regional stability, build security capacity, and forge relationships with our African partner nations.

In July, the 1/65th IN BN open the doors to teach the counter terrorism course for the first time in Africa. During the course the instructors and assistant instructors from the UPDF (soldiers who have graduated from previous courses) will partner to share their knowledge and skills with the UPDF student soldiers to help the UPDF develop counter terrorism practices to increase peace and security in Uganda, said Sgt. 1st Class Heriberto Crespo CJTF-HOA Counter Terrorism Course non-commissioned officer in charge.

Before deploying, most of the instructors received additional training in Puerto Rico to become instructors and some have experience mentoring Afghani soldiers during the unit’s previous deployment to Afghanistan.

"It’s a great experience to be able to mentor the UPDF students by giving them the knowledge I have as an infantryman," said Specialist Jose Alicea, 1st Platoon instructor. "It’s a great feeling knowing you’re able to help someone be more proficient at their job. I’m not only teaching them, I’m also learning from them as I see their progress."

The course is taught using UPDF equipment, supplies and weapons used by the Soldiers to perform their duties. The instructors received additional training on the AK-47 rifle used during the course. Private Kamba Boaz, UPDF soldier and 1st Platoon assistant instructor, works with the instructors and helps keep communication flowing during the classes.

"It’s a very good opportunity for me because I am learning more and have the opportunity to bring my skills to the training," said Pvt. Boaz. "Working with the men from the 1/65th (IN BN) from Puerto Rico is the most wonderful thing. They are good friends. They are real professionals. Through our friendship, we are able to learn more from them and they are able to learn more from us."

Before the students start learning counter terrorism techniques, they will learn basic soldier skills during the first eight weeks of training. Some of the skills include individual movement, map reading, land navigation, first aid, search techniques, improvised explosive devices recognition, HIV prevention and human rights. Once these skills are mastered, the students will progress to squad operations and learn to work as a team.

Each squad is made up of nine soldiers. During this section of the training they will learn to move as a team to maneuver through danger areas and identify details as a group. Supervised by the instructors, the students practice these skills in training scenarios called training lanes. Using the standard operating procedures the students are evaluated to ensure they understand the basic skills before moving to the second phase of the course Military Operation Urbanized Terrain training.

"We train to standards not to time," said Crespo. "We will take as much time as needed until each student performs to standard. We move as fast as the slowest soldier and the training platoons move forward at the same time."

The course is divided up into four platoons of 40 students each having four to five instructors and an assistant instructor. The training is progressing at a steady pace as the UPDF students are fast learners and some have already faced combat in the Congo, said Crespo. Despite the language barriers and slow supply lines the students are motivated to learn.

"Both students and instructors face the challenge of English as a second language," said Crespo. "We all understand English, but we add different accents to the language. After about three weeks, we were able to understand each others accents and now we are sharing languages. Many of the students are learning our language, Spanish."

The instructors anticipate the MOUT training to start sometime in late October. The UPDF leaders have asked the CJTF-HOA to provide the students with realistic training. The 1/65th instructors have created a MOUT site to resemble an urban environment similar to a Ugandan village.

"Terrorist don’t fight in the open with soldiers," said Crespo. "They attack cities, hospitals, churches, schools, urban areas with innocent people. That’s where terrorists attack. We will build a MOUT site resembling a city in Uganda and train the UPDF students to detect and respond to terrorist attacks."

These instructors from the 1/65th are the tip of the spear for their unit. The course is expected to finish later this year and will end with a graduation ceremony attended by UPDF and CJTF-HOA military leaders. Successful completion of this course will open doors for similar training opportunities for the 1/65th IN BN with CJTF-HOA’s African partners throughout the Horn of Africa, said Sergeant Crespo.

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Photo Caption:

ENTEBBE, Uganda — Spec. Michael Delgado, 1/65th IN BN 2nd Platoon instructor demonstrates to Ugandan People?s Defense Force students how to continue firing while carrying a man to safety during a training scenario in the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa?s Counter Terrorism Course, Sept. 23, 2009. (Photo/Release Master Sgt. Ruby Zarzyczny)

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Country of Origin:
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Dimensions:
Overall: 57 ft. tall x 122 ft. long x 78 ft. wing span, 150,000 lb.
(1737.36 x 3718.57 x 2377.44cm, 68039.6kg)

Materials:
Aluminum airframe and body with some fiberglass features; payload bay doors are graphite epoxy composite; thermal tiles are simulated (polyurethane foam) except for test samples of actual tiles and thermal blankets.

The first Space Shuttle orbiter, "Enterprise," is a full-scale test vehicle used for flights in the atmosphere and tests on the ground; it is not equipped for spaceflight. Although the airframe and flight control elements are like those of the Shuttles flown in space, this vehicle has no propulsion system and only simulated thermal tiles because these features were not needed for atmospheric and ground tests. "Enterprise" was rolled out at Rockwell International’s assembly facility in Palmdale, California, in 1976. In 1977, it entered service for a nine-month-long approach-and-landing test flight program. Thereafter it was used for vibration tests and fit checks at NASA centers, and it also appeared in the 1983 Paris Air Show and the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans. In 1985, NASA transferred "Enterprise" to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.

Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Quoting from Wikipedia | Space Shuttle Enterprise:

The Space Shuttle Enterprise (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-101) was the first Space Shuttle orbiter. It was built for NASA as part of the Space Shuttle program to perform test flights in the atmosphere. It was constructed without engines or a functional heat shield, and was therefore not capable of spaceflight.

Originally, Enterprise had been intended to be refitted for orbital flight, which would have made it the second space shuttle to fly after Columbia. However, during the construction of Columbia, details of the final design changed, particularly with regard to the weight of the fuselage and wings. Refitting Enterprise for spaceflight would have involved dismantling the orbiter and returning the sections to subcontractors across the country. As this was an expensive proposition, it was determined to be less costly to build Challenger around a body frame (STA-099) that had been created as a test article. Similarly, Enterprise was considered for refit to replace Challenger after the latter was destroyed, but Endeavour was built from structural spares instead.

Service

Construction began on the first orbiter on June 4, 1974. Designated OV-101, it was originally planned to be named Constitution and unveiled on Constitution Day, September 17, 1976. A write-in campaign by Trekkies to President Gerald Ford asked that the orbiter be named after the Starship Enterprise, featured on the television show Star Trek. Although Ford did not mention the campaign, the president—who during World War II had served on the aircraft carrier USS Monterey (CVL-26) that served with USS Enterprise (CV-6)—said that he was "partial to the name" and overrode NASA officials.

The design of OV-101 was not the same as that planned for OV-102, the first flight model; the tail was constructed differently, and it did not have the interfaces to mount OMS pods. A large number of subsystems—ranging from main engines to radar equipment—were not installed on this vehicle, but the capacity to add them in the future was retained. Instead of a thermal protection system, its surface was primarily fiberglass.

In mid-1976, the orbiter was used for ground vibration tests, allowing engineers to compare data from an actual flight vehicle with theoretical models.

On September 17, 1976, Enterprise was rolled out of Rockwell’s plant at Palmdale, California. In recognition of its fictional namesake, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and most of the principal cast of the original series of Star Trek were on hand at the dedication ceremony.

Approach and landing tests (ALT)

Main article: Approach and Landing Tests

On January 31, 1977, it was taken by road to Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, to begin operational testing.

While at NASA Dryden, Enterprise was used by NASA for a variety of ground and flight tests intended to validate aspects of the shuttle program. The initial nine-month testing period was referred to by the acronym ALT, for "Approach and Landing Test". These tests included a maiden "flight" on February 18, 1977 atop a Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) to measure structural loads and ground handling and braking characteristics of the mated system. Ground tests of all orbiter subsystems were carried out to verify functionality prior to atmospheric flight.

The mated Enterprise/SCA combination was then subjected to five test flights with Enterprise unmanned and unactivated. The purpose of these test flights was to measure the flight characteristics of the mated combination. These tests were followed with three test flights with Enterprise manned to test the shuttle flight control systems.

Enterprise underwent five free flights where the craft separated from the SCA and was landed under astronaut control. These tests verified the flight characteristics of the orbiter design and were carried out under several aerodynamic and weight configurations. On the fifth and final glider flight, pilot-induced oscillation problems were revealed, which had to be addressed before the first orbital launch occurred.

On August 12, 1977, the space shuttle Enterprise flew on its own for the first time.

Preparation for STS-1

Following the ALT program, Enterprise was ferried among several NASA facilities to configure the craft for vibration testing. In June 1979, it was mated with an external tank and solid rocket boosters (known as a boilerplate configuration) and tested in a launch configuration at Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39A.

Retirement

With the completion of critical testing, Enterprise was partially disassembled to allow certain components to be reused in other shuttles, then underwent an international tour visiting France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the U.S. states of California, Alabama, and Louisiana (during the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition). It was also used to fit-check the never-used shuttle launch pad at Vandenberg AFB, California. Finally, on November 18, 1985, Enterprise was ferried to Washington, D.C., where it became property of the Smithsonian Institution.

Post-Challenger

After the Challenger disaster, NASA considered using Enterprise as a replacement. However refitting the shuttle with all of the necessary equipment needed for it to be used in space was considered, but instead it was decided to use spares constructed at the same time as Discovery and Atlantis to build Endeavour.

Post-Columbia

In 2003, after the breakup of Columbia during re-entry, the Columbia Accident Investigation Board conducted tests at Southwest Research Institute, which used an air gun to shoot foam blocks of similar size, mass and speed to that which struck Columbia at a test structure which mechanically replicated the orbiter wing leading edge. They removed a fiberglass panel from Enterprise’s wing to perform analysis of the material and attached it to the test structure, then shot a foam block at it. While the panel was not broken as a result of the test, the impact was enough to permanently deform a seal. As the reinforced carbon-carbon (RCC) panel on Columbia was 2.5 times weaker, this suggested that the RCC leading edge would have been shattered. Additional tests on the fiberglass were canceled in order not to risk damaging the test apparatus, and a panel from Discovery was tested to determine the effects of the foam on a similarly-aged RCC leading edge. On July 7, 2003, a foam impact test created a hole 41 cm by 42.5 cm (16.1 inches by 16.7 inches) in the protective RCC panel. The tests clearly demonstrated that a foam impact of the type Columbia sustained could seriously breach the protective RCC panels on the wing leading edge.

The board determined that the probable cause of the accident was that the foam impact caused a breach of a reinforced carbon-carbon panel along the leading edge of Columbia’s left wing, allowing hot gases generated during re-entry to enter the wing and cause structural collapse. This caused Columbia to spin out of control, breaking up with the loss of the entire crew.

Museum exhibit

Enterprise was stored at the Smithsonian’s hangar at Washington Dulles International Airport before it was restored and moved to the newly built Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum‘s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles International Airport, where it has been the centerpiece of the space collection. On April 12, 2011, NASA announced that Space Shuttle Discovery, the most traveled orbiter in the fleet, will be added to the collection once the Shuttle fleet is retired. When that happens, Enterprise will be moved to the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City, to a newly constructed hangar adjacent to the museum. In preparation for the anticipated relocation, engineers evaluated the vehicle in early 2010 and determined that it was safe to fly on the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft once again.

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird port panorama (Bowlus 1-S-2100 Senior Albatross “Falcon” & Boeing P-26A Peashooter overhead)
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Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Bowlus 1-S-2100 Senior Albatross "Falcon":

Hawley Bowlus developed the Senior Albatross series from a design he called the Bowlus Super Sailplane. In Germany, designers and pilots led the world in the building and flying of high-performance gliders, and Bowlus was strongly influenced by their work. He and German glider pioneer, Martin Schempp, taught courses in aircraft design and construction at the Curtiss-Wright Technical Institute in Glendale, California. The two instructors led a group of students that built the Super Sailplane in 1932. The Super’ served as a prototype for the Senior Albatross.

In May 1934, Warren E. Eaton acquired the Senior Albatross now preserved at NASM from Hawley Bowlus. Eaton joined the U. S. Army Air Service and flew SPAD XIII fighters (see NASM collection) in the 103rd Aero Squadron, 3rd Pursuit Group, at Issoudon, France, from August 27, 1918, to the Armistice. He was credited with downing one enemy aircraft in aerial combat. After the war, Eaton founded the Soaring Society of America and became that organization’s first president.

Gift of Mrs. Genevieve J. Eaton.

Manufacturer:

Bowlus-Dupont Sailplane Company

Date:
1933 Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 18.8 m (61 ft 9 in)
Length: 7.2 m (23 ft 7 in)
Height: 1.6 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight: Empty, 153 kg (340 lb)
Gross, 236 kg (520 lb)

Materials:
Originally skinned with mahogany and covered with lightweight cotton "glider cloth," then covered with a shellac-based varnish. In 2000, restorers removed original fabric and shellac coating, recovered with Grade A cotton fabric followed by several coats of nitrate dope, then lemon shellac, finishing with several coats of Johnson Wax. Physical Description:Monoplane glider with strut-braced, gull-type wing mounted high on monocoque fuselage; wooden construction with steel and aluminum fittings and controls; fuselage and wing leading edge covered with mahogany plywood. Fuselage skin applied over laminated Spruce bulkheads. Landing gear consists of single-wheel and …. [size?] tire mounted beneath forward fuselage, spring-steel tail skid beneath rudder.

Cockpit covered with hood made from laminated Spruce bulkheads and covered with Mahogany plywood. Circular openings cut into hood on either side of pilot’s head. Instrumentation: altimeter, airspeed, variometer plus a bank-and-turn indicator powered by low-speed venturi tube installed on retractable mount beneath right wingroot.

Areas aft of wing spar and all control surfaces covered with glider cloth. Cloth is doped directly onto ribs and plywood skin without stitching for smooth finish. Constant-chord wing from fuselage to mid-span, tapered profile from mid-span to wingtip; constant-chord,
split-trailing edge flaps and high-aspect ratio ailerons. A Gö 549 airfoil is used at the wing root, becoming symmetrical at the tip.

All-flying elevator mounted on duraluminum torque-tube, rudder hinged to box-beam post, both surfaces built up from Spruce and covered with glider cloth.

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Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Boeing P-26A Peashooter:

The Boeing P-26A of the mid-to-late 1930s introduced the concept of the high-performance, all-metal monoplane fighter design, which would become standard during World War II. A radical departure from wood-and-fabric biplanes, the Peashooter nonetheless retained an open cockpit, fixed landing gear, and external wing bracing.

Most P-26As stationed overseas were eventually sold to the Philippines or assigned to the Panama Canal Department Air Force, a branch of the U.S. Army Air Corps. Several went to China and one to Spain. This one was based at Selfridge Field in Michigan and Fairfield Air Depot in Ohio between its acceptance by the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1934 and its transfer to the Canal Zone in 1938. It was given to Guatemala in 1942 and flew in the Guatemalan air force until 1954. Guatemala donated it to the Smithsonian in 1957.

Gift of the Guatemalan Air Force, Republic of Guatemala

Manufacturer:
Boeing Aircraft Co.

Date:
1934

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 8.5 m (27 ft 11 in)
Length:7.3 m (23 ft 11 in)
Height:3.1 m (10 ft 2 in)
Weight, empty:996 kg (2,196 lb)
Weight, gross:1,334 kg (2,935 lb)
Top speed:377 km/h (234 mph)
Engine:Pratt & Whitney R-1340-27, 600 hp
Armament:two .30 cal. M2 Browning aircraft machine guns

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Details, quoting from Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird:

No reconnaissance aircraft in history has operated globally in more hostile airspace or with such complete impunity than the SR-71, the world’s fastest jet-propelled aircraft. The Blackbird’s performance and operational achievements placed it at the pinnacle of aviation technology developments during the Cold War.

This Blackbird accrued about 2,800 hours of flight time during 24 years of active service with the U.S. Air Force. On its last flight, March 6, 1990, Lt. Col. Ed Yielding and Lt. Col. Joseph Vida set a speed record by flying from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., in 1 hour, 4 minutes, and 20 seconds, averaging 3,418 kilometers (2,124 miles) per hour. At the flight’s conclusion, they landed at Washington-Dulles International Airport and turned the airplane over to the Smithsonian.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Manufacturer:
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation

Designer:
Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson

Date:
1964

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Overall: 18ft 5 15/16in. x 55ft 7in. x 107ft 5in., 169998.5lb. (5.638m x 16.942m x 32.741m, 77110.8kg)
Other: 18ft 5 15/16in. x 107ft 5in. x 55ft 7in. (5.638m x 32.741m x 16.942m)

Materials:
Titanium

Physical Description:
Twin-engine, two-seat, supersonic strategic reconnaissance aircraft; airframe constructed largley of titanium and its alloys; vertical tail fins are constructed of a composite (laminated plastic-type material) to reduce radar cross-section; Pratt and Whitney J58 (JT11D-20B) turbojet engines feature large inlet shock cones.

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