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Gavin Hamilton (cricketer)

Gavin Mark Hamilton is an all-round cricketer who played One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals for Scotland and one Test for England. He began his senior career in 1993, taking 5–65 in the first innings of his first-class debut, Scotland's annual game against Ireland, he played a few times that year for Yorkshire's Second XI, making his first-team debut for the county in 1994. He took a few years to become established in the side, but by 1998 was an important team member: that summer he took 59 first-class wickets at 20.54 as well as scoring six fifties, claimed 34 one-day scalps at 18.94. In 1999, Hamilton represented Scotland in the 1999 World Cup, his place in the squad was announced late, as there had been a possibility that England would select him for their own World Cup squad, but when this did not happen he was free to play for Scotland. He rose to the occasion well, scoring 217 runs in his five One Day Internationals and holding the innings together on several occasions.

In 1999–00 England toured South Africa and this time Hamilton was included, his World Cup performances for Scotland having impressed the selectors. He played in the first Test at Johannesburg but had a nightmare match as England slumped to an innings defeat: scoring a pair and taking 0–63 with the ball, he was dropped for the second Test and never played for England again. Hamilton's appearance in England's cause had been brief indeed, but was to prove costly to him as it meant that he would have to re-qualify to play for Scotland, a process that would take four years. Meanwhile, his domestic form, still good in 2000 as he scored his first century fell away to such an extent that in 2002 and 2003 combined he played a total of just six first-team games for Yorkshire. Joining Durham for 2004, he made his way back into the reckoning, with an unspectacular yet steady season. Having once again become available for Scotland in January, he was recalled to the national team and in November of that year he played as a batsman in the ICC Intercontinental Cup final against Canada in Sharjah, making 115 as Scotland won by an innings.

In 2005 Hamilton appeared a few times for Durham in the totesport League before being loaned to play for the Scottish Saltires in the same competition in the year. Hamilton was released from his contract with Durham at the end of the 2005 season and continued to combine his work with Caledonian Breweries with playing for Scotland and the Scottish Saltires. In 2008, while playing against Ireland Hamilton scored his maiden One Day International century. After Scotland's poor performance in the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifiers, Hamilton was appointed captain of the Scottish One Day International team in April 2009, replacing Ryan Watson. In July 2009, in his first match as Scottish captain, while playing against Canada, Hamilton scored his second One Day International century, although in the end Scotland went on to lose the match; the following day, Hamilton scored a half-century and led Scotland to victory to square the two match series 1–1. In August 2010, Hamilton announced his retirement from the Scotland team.

Hamilton still plays amateur cricket, opening the batting for Guiseley CC of the Airedale-Wharfedale Senior Cricket League. One Test Wonder List of cricketers who have played for more than one international team List of Test cricketers born in non-Test playing nations Gavin Hamilton at ESPNcricinfo Gavin Hamilton at CricketArchive

Scott McGarvey

Scott Thomas McGarvey is a Scottish former footballer who played as a forward. McGarvey played for Manchester United, made his debut for the Red Devils on 13 September 1980. Between 1980 and 1983 he made 35 appearances for 12 as a substitute, scoring 5 goals. Left in July 1984 for a sum of £85,000. Wolverhampton Wanderers, Bristol City, Carlisle United, Grimsby Town, Oldham Athletic, Derry City of the League of Ireland, non-league Witton Albion and Mazda SC in the Japan Soccer League, Aris Limassol in Cypriot First Division were McGarvey's other clubs. Scott is now managing director of Readies Limited. Profile at StretfordEnd.co.uk

Il Balletto di Bronzo

Il Balletto di Bronzo is an Italian progressive rock band from Naples. The band was formed as the I Battitori Selvaggi, played Nato bases in Italy. Early members included a progressive guitarist and Freddy Cannon on drums. Cannon would become a successful record company executive with EMI, Carrere, PWL and join BMI as a senior executive in 1994, they changed their name to Il Balletto di Bronzo in 1969 and released two singles, Neve Calda / Comincio'Per Gioco and Si, Mama Mama / Meditazione. The albums Sirio 2222 and Ys followed, before they before disbanded in 1973. Sirio 2222 is a psychedelic album released on RCA Italiana; the line-up of the band at this time was Marco Cecioni, Lino Ajello, Michele Cupaiuolo and Giancarlo Stinga. "Ti risveglierai con me", a track from the album, plays over the end credits for the 1970 film Five Dolls for an August Moon. In 1971 both Cecioni and Cupaiuolo left the band, replaced by Gianni Leone, from the band Città Frontale, Vito Manzari of Rome's Quelle Strane Cose Che.

This line-up released Ys in 1971 on Polydor, one of the most acclaimed examples of Italian symphonic rock. Written by Leone, Ys is a concept album divided into four parts: "Introduzione", "Primo Incontro", "Secondo Incontro" and "Terzo Incontro ed Epilogo"; the band released more singles, including La tua casa comoda/Donna Vittoria. Over the years, several rarities, including unreleased English and Spanish language singles, have surfaced; some of these were collected on the 1990 release Il Re Del Castello. Despite breaking up in the early 1970s, Il Balletto di Bronzo continued to exert an influence on the strength of their second album. Several bands, amongst them Nurse With Wound, have cited them as an influence: The band is on the Nurse With Wound list; the album Ys has been reissued at different times in Italy and Japan. In the late 1990s, Gianni Leone reformed the band as a trio; this incarnation of the band toured with a rotating roster, Leone being the sole constant. In 2013 Lino Ajello and Marco Cecioni reformed the band but the name "Balletto di Bronzo" continues to belong to the prog trio of Gianni Leone who however, participated in the recording of "CUMA 2016 DC".

After 40 years, the 3 historical elements of "Balletto di Bronzo" are again reunited for this recording project "CUMA 2016 D. C." 1970 - Sirio 2222, RCA Italiana 1972 - Ys, Polydor 2016 - Cuma 2016 D. C. Suoni Del Sud / No Music No Life 1969 - Neve calda/Cominciò per gioco, AEC/RCA 1970 - Sì, mama mama/Meditazione, RCA Italiana 1973 - La tua casa comoda/Donna Vittoria, Polydor 1999 - Trys, Mellow Music 1990 - Il re del castello, RCA Raro! Il Banco del Mutuo Soccorso I Cervello La Locanda delle Fate Le Orme Osanna Nova La Premiata Forneria Marconi Il Rovescio della Medaglia Enzo Giannelli. "Balletto di Bronzo". Gino Castaldo. Dizionario della canzone italiana. Curcio Editore, 1990

Ashot Ashkelon

Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd is an Israeli manufacturer of build to print products such as: gears and gearboxes to the Aerospace and Automotive industries. Ashot is a subsidiary of the Israel Military Industries Ltd. and is publicly traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. The company has 560 employees. Ashot Ashkelon was founded in 1951 as Kaiser-Ilin Industries by businessman Efraim Ilin; as a factory for assembling Kaiser-Frazer cars and Mack Trucks under license. During the 1960 the company got into financial difficulties and the vehicle assembly line was closed. In 1967, it was acquired by Israel Military Industries and its name changed to Ashot Ashkelon Industries. In 1990, Ashot signed a long term supply contract with Boeing to manufacture transmission systems used in the rudder mechanisms of Boeing 747 and Boeing 757 aircraft. In 1992, the company had an initial public offering on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange; the same year, the company signed a 20 years frame agreement with the Allison Engine Company, at the time a division of General Motors, to manufacture parts for 20 different engine types.

The agreement was estimated to represent a total potential income of $100–140 million. In 2007, Ashot won a tender to manufacture the Drivetrain and hydro-mechanical suspension enabling cross-country mobility, for both the Merkava Mk. 4 tank and the Namer Armoured personnel carrier. In 2011, Ashot acquired Illinois based Reliance Gear Corporation, a manufacturer of custom and precision gearing, founded 1965, which today operates as a owned subsidiary of Ashot. Israel Military Industries Official website

List of Knights of St Patrick

The Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick is a British order of chivalry associated with Ireland. The Order was created in 1783 by George III at the instigation of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, The 3rd Earl Temple; the regular creation of knights of Saint Patrick lasted until 1921, when most of Ireland became independent as the Irish Free State. While the Order technically still exists, no knight of St Patrick has been created since 1936, the last surviving knight, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, died in 1974; the Queen, remains the Sovereign of the Order. The position of King of Arms of the order was held by Ulster King of Arms. St Patrick is patron of the order; the original Royal Warrant specified that there were to be no more than fifteen knights of the Order at any one time, something that changed in 1821 when George IV appointed an extra six knights. William IV appointed an additional four knights at his coronation, on 24 January 1833 increased the maximum number of knights to 22. GeneralGalloway, Peter.

The most illustrious Order: The Order of St Patrick and its knights. London: Unicorn. ISBN 0-906290-23-6. Specific Shaw, William Arthur. "Knights of the Most Illustrious Order of St. Patrick.". The Knights of England. A complete record from the earliest time to the present day of the knights of all the orders of chivalry in England and Ireland, of knights bachelors, incorporating a complete list of knights bachelors dubbed in Ireland. 1. London: Sherratt and Hughes. Pp. 96–106. Retrieved 15 December 2016