Andrew William Stevenson Marr is a Scottish political commentator and television presenter. Beginning his career as a political commentator, he subsequently edited The Independent newspaper and was political editor of BBC News, he began hosting a political programme—Sunday AM, now called The Andrew Marr Show—on Sunday mornings on BBC One from September 2005. In 2002, Marr took over as host of BBC Radio 4's long-running Start the Week Monday morning discussion programme. In 2007, he presented a political history of post-war Britain on BBC Two, Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain, followed by a prequel in 2009, Andrew Marr's The Making of Modern Britain, focusing on the period between 1901 and 1945. In 2010, he presented a series, Andrew Marr's Megacities, examining the life and challenges of some of the largest cities in the world. In early 2012, he presented The Diamond Queen, a three-part series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. In late September 2012, Marr began presenting Andrew Marr's History of the World, a new series examining the history of human civilisation.
Following a stroke in January 2013, Marr was in hospital for two months. He returned to presenting The Andrew Marr Show on 1 September 2013. Marr was born in Glasgow, Scotland to Donald Marr, an investment trust manager, his wife Valerie. Regarding his upbringing, he has said: "My family are religious and go to church... nd I went to church as a boy". Marr was educated in Scotland at Craigflower Preparatory School, the independent High School of Dundee, he went to read English at Trinity Hall, graduating with a first class honours degree. Regarding his political affiliations, he was a Maoist and a member of the Socialist Campaign for a Labour Victory, an offshoot of the International-Communist League, now known as the Alliance for Workers' Liberty. At Cambridge, Marr says he was a "raving leftie" who handed out copies of Mao's Little Red Book and he acquired the nickname Red Andy. Marr joined The Scotsman as a trainee and junior business reporter in 1981. In 1984, he moved to London where he became a parliamentary correspondent for the newspaper, a political correspondent in 1986.
Marr met the political journalist Anthony Bevins, who became his close friend. Bevins was responsible for Marr's first appointment at The Independent as a member of the newspaper's launch staff in 1986. Marr left shortly afterwards, joined The Economist, where he contributed to the weekly "Bagehot" political column and became the magazine's political editor in 1988. Marr has remarked that his time at The Economist "changed me quite a lot" and "made me question a lot of my assumptions". Marr returned to The Independent as the newspaper's political editor in 1992, became its editor in 1996 during a turbulent time at the paper. Faced with price cutting by the Murdoch-owned Times, sales had begun to decline, Marr made two attempts to arrest the slide, he made use of bold'poster-style' front pages, in 1996 radically re-designed the paper along a mainland European model, with Gill Sans headline fonts, stories being grouped together by subject matter, rather than according to strict news value. This tinkering proved disastrous.
With a limited advertising budget, the re-launch struggled for attention was mocked for reinterpreting its original marketing slogan'It Is – Are You' to read'It's changed – have you?'. At the beginning of 1998, Marr was sacked, according to one version of events, for having refused to reduce the newspaper's production staff to just five subeditors. According to Nick Cohen's account, the sacking was due to the intervention of Alastair Campbell, director of communications for Tony Blair. Campbell had demanded that David Montgomery, the paper's publisher, fire Marr over an article in which he had compared Blair with his predecessor John Major; this article had followed an earlier one by Blair published in The Sun, in which Blair had written: "On the day we remember the legend that St George slayed a dragon to protect England, some will argue that there is another dragon to be slayed: Europe." Marr's response asserted that Blair had spoken in bad faith, opportunistically championing Europe to pro-EU audiences while criticising it to anti-EU ones.
Three months Marr returned to The Independent. Tony O'Reilly had bought out owners, the Mirror Group. O'Reilly, who had a high regard for Marr, asked him to collaborate as co-editor with Rosie Boycott, in an arrangement whereby Marr would edit the comment pages, Boycott would have overall control of the news pages. Many pundits predicted the arrangement would not last and two months Boycott left to replace Richard Addis as editor of the Daily Express. Marr was sole editor only for one week. Simon Kelner, who had worked on the paper when it was first launched, accepted the editorship and asked Marr to stay on as a political columnist. Kelner was not Marr's "cup of tea", Marr observed and he left the paper for the last time in May 1998. Marr was a columnist for the Daily Express and The Observer. Marr presented a three-part television series shown on BBC Two from 31 January to 2 February 2000 after Newsnight. A state-of-the-nation reflection, The Day Britain Died had an accompanying book. Among Marr's other publications is My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism
Cyanogaster noctivaga is a species of characin native to the Rio Negro, Brazil. This species is the only known member of its genus and its scientific name translates as the blue-bellied night wanderer, referring to its unique appearance and nocturnal habits, it was first described in 2013, having been discovered in October 2011 on a scientific expedition organised by the University of São Paulo, Brazil. When alive, Cyanogaster noctivaga is a transparent fish with a blue belly and reddish gill covers, but it loses its bright colours after death, its eyes are large, the shape of its snout and its dentition differs from other characins, marking it out as a new genus. The longest specimen found was 17.4 mm long. It differs from other members of the subfamily Stevardiinae in having 8 dorsal-fin rays and four teeth in the inner premaxillary tooth series and i+5 pelvic-fin rays and the presence of a single conical tooth in the outer premaxillary tooth series. There are hooks on the rays of the anal fins in mature males.
This fish is only known from a single location in the Rio Negro, but as it is a small fish and seems to be nocturnal, it is overlooked. It was found in an acidic backwater, a similar habitat to that of the smallest known species of fish, Paedocypris progenetica, which occurs in peaty forest swamps and blackwater streams in Asia
Saviour Gama, is an Indian Footballer who plays as a Defender for Indian club FC Goa in the Indian Super League. Born in Goa Gama made his senior debut with Indian Super League side Goa, in the 2018–19 season and will play for the club until 2021, he represented FC Goa BThe young Goan was a part of the FC Goa developmental squad in 2017–18 and played for them in the local Goan matches, including the AWES tournament. He made his name in the footballing circuit after impressing for Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim in the Taca Goa U-20; the 2018–19 campaign will be his debut season in the Hero ISL. He scored his first goal for FC Goa in ISL Semi-final against Chennaiyin F. C. on 29 February 2020