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Arthur Hailey

Arthur Hailey was a British-Canadian novelist whose plot-driven storylines were set against the backdrops of various industries. His meticulously researched books, which include such best sellers as Hotel, Wheels, The Moneychangers, Overload, have sold 170 million copies in 38 languages. Arthur Frederick Hailey was born on 5 April 1920, in Luton, England, the only child of George Wellington Hailey, a factory worker, Elsie Wright Hailey. An avid reader, Hailey began to write poems and stories at a young age, he once said, "My mother left me off chores so I could write." Elsie encouraged her son to learn typing and shorthand so that he might become a clerk instead of a factory worker. At fourteen, Hailey failed to win a scholarship which would have enabled him to continue his schooling. From 1934 to 1939 he was an office clerk in London, he joined the Royal Air Force in 1939, served as a pilot during World War II rising to the rank of flight lieutenant. In 1947, unhappy with the post-war Labour government, he emigrated to Canada, becoming a dual citizen.

Settling in Toronto, he held a variety of jobs, in such fields as real estate and advertising. He was editor of a trade magazine called Truck Transport. During these years, he continued to write. Hailey's professional writing career began in 1955 with a script called Flight into Danger, purchased by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and telecast on 3 April 1956; this story of a plane flight in jeopardy after its crew is incapacitated was "the smash hit of the season," won enormous acclaim, was broadcast internationally. It was adapted as a novel with Hailey credited as co-author; the story was filmed in 1957 as Zero Hour!, for television in 1971 as Terror in the Sky. Most famously, it served as the basis for Paramount's 1980 parody Airplane!. With the success of Flight into Danger, Hailey was in demand as a television writer, wrote for such shows as Studio One, Kraft Television Theatre, Playhouse 90, Suspense. In 1959, he adapted his teleplay No Deadly Medicine into his first novel The Final Diagnosis.

Published by Doubleday, it's the story of the chief pathologist at a Burlington, hospital. The book received good reviews, was a selection of the Literary Guild of America. Hailey's second novel, In High Places was published in 1962. Dealing with international politics the book was again selected by the Literary Guild, was a best seller in Canada. Hailey's commercial breakthrough came in 1965 with publication of Hotel, which followed five days in the lives of employees and residents of New Orleans' luxurious St. Gregory Hotel; the book spent 48 weeks on the New York Times best seller list, peaking at #3, became the eighth highest-selling novel of the year. It established the template for Hailey's future works: ordinary people involved in extraordinary situations in a business or industry, described in meticulous detail. Following the success of Hotel, Hailey moved to California. In 1968 he achieved international fame with his fourth novel, the story of one eventful night at a midwestern international airport.

The novel was No. 1 in the New York Times for 30 weeks, became the top-selling novel of the year. The film adaptation, released in 1970, was the second-highest-grossing film of the year and received ten Academy Award nominations, including best picture; the success of the film, together with that of 1972's The Poseidon Adventure, led to the proliferation of "disaster films" during the 1970s, which included three additional films in what became the Airport franchise. After the financial success of Airport, on the advice of his tax attorney, Hailey moved as a tax exile to the Bahamas settling in Lyford Cay on New Providence Island, he had intended to stay for just two years, but liked it so much that he remained there for the rest of his life. In 1971, he published Wheels, set in the automobile industry. Hailey followed it with two additional no. 1 sellers: The Moneychangers, about the banking industry. In 1979, following publication of Overload, Hailey announced his retirement. After undergoing quadruple heart bypass surgery, however, he felt rejuvenated, returned to work.

His novel Strong Medicine, about the pharmaceutical industry, was published in 1984 and was another major best seller. His commercial success had declined somewhat by 1990 with publication of The Evening News, with his final novel, which appeared in 1997. Hailey continued to write, but—except for the slim The Lyford Legacy: A Brief History of Lyford Cay from 1788,—Hailey now wrote only as a hobby. Arthur Hailey's papers are housed at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, at the Harry C. Moore Library of the College of The Bahamas. Hailey would spend three years on each book. First, he would dedicate a year to research six months reviewing his notes, 18 months writing, his research was painstaking: he read 27 books about the hotel industry for Hotel, he spent months at a Detroit car plant for Wheels, he spent time—at the age of 67—wi

SICOFAA Legion of Merit Medal

The SICOFAA Legion of Merit Medal is awarded annually by the Chief of the Air Staff of the host nation of the Conference of the Chiefs of the Air Staff CONJEFAMER of the member nations of the Cooperation System of the American Air Forces. Recipients are military members or civilians who have contributed to and promoted the interests of SICOFAA, it is awarded in three grades: Gentleman and Grand Cross. SICOFAA Legion of Merit Gentleman SICOFAA Legion of Merit Officer SICOFAA Legion of Merit Grand Cross Abraham Rodriguez Michael E. Ryan Salvador E. Batlle Antonio Ferraro Ronald Fogleman T. Michael Moseley List of aviation awards Information on the history and description of the award

Danny Vaughn

Danny Vaughn is an American singer. Vaughn has performed with Waysted and Vaughn and now performs and releases under his own name, he was a lead singer in the Ultimate Eagles. Tyketto have played mini-tours in both 2004 and 2007. In April, 2008 the band played in Brazil with a further performance planned for Firefest V in Nottingham in October, 2008, they released a single, "Faithless", in March 2012, in advance of their new album Dig In Deep to be released in April. Vaughn has released albums with Flesh & Blood and From the Inside. A new From the Inside album entitled Visions was released in July 2008. In 2003 Vaughn played the part of Lancelot on Gary Hughes's rock opera Once and Future King Part I. July 2009 saw Vaughn release a new live album entitled The Road Les Travelled. Recorded in Newcastle, England in December 2008 the album features Vaughn & band run through an unplugged set of songs from throughout the singer's career; the album was released via UK rock website and is available through the site.

Danny Vaughn has brought out a compilation album on June 2010 called Reprise. It is a collection of both of his group, Vaughn's albums including the songs: "Soldiers and Sailors on Riverside", a few surprises like "House of Cards", only released on a single before. Besides this, there are a new interview of Vaughn. Vaughn has done a deal with Hard Rock House. Traveller Myths and Lies The Road Less Travelled Standing Alone Save Your Prayers Don't Come Easy Strength in Numbers Dig in Deep Reach Blues for Daze Soldiers and Sailors on Riverside Fearless From the Inside Visions Back in the Fast Lane Simplified Official Site HardRockHouse


Nikolje Rudničko is the Serbian Orthodox monastery located in Donja Šatornja, 12 km away from Topola, Serbia. The monastery was founded by Nikola Dorjenović, nobleman of despot Stefan Lazarević, in 1425. Based on the records etched into the stone blocks on the north facade of the church, it is concluded that in the second half of the fifteenth and early sixteenth century monastery had developed monastic life. In the seventeenth century, when the monastery was reestablished again, there was a major renovation, therefore it is believed that before the renovation monastery was damaged and abandoned for a short period of time. Monastery Nikolje in the eighteenth century was an important spiritual and cultural center in this part of Serbia. Joakim Vujic says that the Turks burned and looted, but failed to destroy monastery. In 1817 a monumental bell tower was built in the west part of the temple; the reconstruction of the temple in 1850 performed Ilija Stoicevic. Risto Nikolic, one of the best icon painters in Serbia painted the icons for the iconostasis

Hans Gualthérie van Weezel

Johan Stephan Leonard "Hans" Gualthérie van Weezel is a Dutch former diplomat and politician. He worked as a diplomat for the Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs between 1970 and 1977. Subsequently he served in the House of Representatives between 1977 and 1992. After his political career ended he returned to diplomacy and was Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the Council of Europe until August 1998 and afterwards Ambassador to Luxembourg until 2005. Hans Gualthérie van Weezel was born on 26 July 1941 in Velsen, during World War II, his father Jan was active in the Dutch resistance and became chief commissioner of police in The Hague. Gualthérie van Weezel went to high school in The Hague, graduating in 1962, he subsequently went to Leiden University to study Dutch law. He went to study law rather than history, which he had intended to do, since his father valued the title of master of law over a title in history. After his studies Gualthérie van Weezel joined the diplomatic service of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

He was third embassy secretary in Brussels between 1971 and 1975 and afterwards was second embassy secretary in Lagos for two years. He returned to the Netherlands and was spokesperson for the Ministry until June 1977. Gualthérie van Weezel joined the House of Representatives after the 1977 general elections, he was a member of the Christian Historical Union, which in 1980 merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal. In the House of Representatives Gualthérie van Weezel served as spokesperson for Foreign Affairs for the Christian Democratic Appeal, he was on the right side in the party. After his political career ended in 1992 he returned to diplomacy and was Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the Council of Europe until August 1998, subsequently Ambassador to Luxembourg until 2005. In 2014, as head of the Commission Integral Supervision Return of the Ministry of Security and Justice he stated that the asylum policy of the Netherlands would attract more refugees, he argued. Gualthérie van Weezel is married to Ank de Visser.

The couple has one son. His daughter Annemarie married Carlos, Duke of Parma in 2010. Gualthérie van Weezel was made Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion on 28 April 1989. Rechts door het midden

Albion, Idaho

Albion is a city in Cassia County, United States. It is part of Idaho Micropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 267 at the 2010 census. Albion was the county seat of Cassia County from 1879 to 1918. Albion is one of the few cities in the Magic Valley region of Idaho founded before 1900. Beginning in 1893 it was home of the Albion State Normal School; the school was closed in 1951 and its teaching programs were transferred to Idaho State College in Pocatello. By 2006 the campus had fallen into serious disrepair; the first settlement at Albion was made. 1875. The city was named for the poetic name for Great Britain. D. L. Evans Bank was founded in Albion in 1904. Although the bank's headquarters is now located in Burley, it continues to operate a branch in Albion. Albion is located at 42°24′39″N 113°34′51″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.47 square miles, all of it land. The college was opened by the Church of Christ as Magic Valley Christian College.

This was a part of Pepperdine College in California. Harold B. Lee - educator, American religious leader As of the census of 2010, there were 267 people, 113 households, 73 families residing in the city; the population density was 568.1 inhabitants per square mile. There were 138 housing units at an average density of 293.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 3.0% from other races, 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population. There were 113 households of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 35.4% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.99. The median age in the city was 42.8 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18.

The gender makeup of the city was 49.1 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 262 people, 108 households, 65 families residing in the city; the population density was 635.5 people per square mile. There were 120 housing units at an average density of 291.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 99.24 % 0.76 % from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.67% of the population. There were 108 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.9% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.12. In the city, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 1.9% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years.

For every 100 females, there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $42,375, the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $43,125 versus $23,750 for females; the per capita income for the city was $24,259. About 10.3% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 4.2% of those sixty five or over. The city is served by the Cassia County School District; the city is zoned to: Albion Elementary School