Atlantic Canada called the Atlantic provinces, is the region of Canada comprising the four provinces located on the Atlantic coast, excluding Quebec: the three Maritime provinces – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island – and the easternmost province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The population of the four Atlantic provinces in 2016 was about 2,300,000 on half a million km2; the provinces combined had an approximate GDP of $121.888 billion in 2011. The first premier of Newfoundland, Joey Smallwood, coined the term "Atlantic Canada" when Newfoundland joined Canada in 1949, he believed that it would have been presumptuous for Newfoundland to assume that it could include itself within the existing term "Maritime Provinces," used to describe the cultural similarities shared by New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia. The three Maritime provinces entered Confederation during the 19th century. Although Quebec has physical Atlantic coasts on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Ungava Bay, the Hudson Strait, it is not considered an Atlantic Province, instead being classified as part of Eastern Canada along with Ontario.
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Polo is among those contested at the Summer Olympic Games, was held five times between 1900 and 1936. Equine events began at the Olympics in 1900, when competitions in polo and other equestrian events were held. Among the contestants were 87 men from nine countries; the youngest participant was 21-year-old Roberto Cavanagh from Argentina, while the oldest was 52-year-old Justo San Miguel of Spain. The top country medal winner was Great Britain with six medals. No equestrian had more than two medals, but four riders, all from Great Britain, won two medals each. In 1900, at the first appearance of the sport, all medals went to "mixed teams", while in the second appearance at the 1908 Games, all medals went to British teams. General"Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved February 13, 2010. Kubatko, Justin. "Polo". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 13, 2010. Specific
Randall and Hopkirk is a British private detective television series, starring Mike Pratt and Kenneth Cope as the private detectives Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk. The series was created by Dennis Spooner and produced by Monty Berman, was first broadcast in 1969 and 1970. In the United States, it was given the title My Partner the Ghost. In Spain it was entitled El Detective Fantasma; the series contains plots and scenes that combine elements of the supernatural horror, private investigator and crime thriller genres. In the initial episode, Hopkirk returns as a ghost. Randall is the only main character able to see or hear him, although certain minor characters are able to do so in various circumstances throughout the series, such as when drunk or under hypnosis. ITC Entertainment produced a single series of 26 episodes in 1968 and 1969, aired from September 1969 to March 1970; the pilot episode was broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom on 19 September 1969 on ATV Midlands. LWT broadcast the pilot on 21 September 1969.
The series was remade in 2000, starring Bob Mortimer. Randall and Hopkirk was conceived by producer Dennis Spooner in 1967. Spooner had a keen interest in the paranormal and ghostly phenomena, which he considered an inspired idea for a television series, incorporating it with the characteristic crime and action of other earlier productions in the 1960s such as The Avengers and The Saint. Spooner was influenced by other paranormal films, such as Blithe Spirit and Topper, which provided him with an understanding of the elements of the fantasy genre, studying the aspects of paranormal activity upon which a television series could be based. While working on The Baron for ITC, Spooner met the producer Monty Berman, with whom he formed the production company Scoton. Spooner had worked with Mike Pratt and Annette Andre on The Baron, based on John Creasey's novels, in 1966 and 1967, had known Pratt and Kenneth Cope from other series such as The Avengers and his work on the BBC's Z-Cars. Pratt and Andre had appeared in The Saint earlier in the 1960s, with which both Spooner and Berman were familiar.
Screen testing began in late 1967. Scoton were informed that they were to commence the filming of Randall and Hopkirk in 1968, alongside the production of Department S. Filming commenced in 1968 and the cast worked strenuously into 1969 to complete the series; the first episode was broadcast on Friday 19 September 1969 on ATV Midlands, Westward, Granada and Ulster. Other regions, such as Anglia, Tyne-Tees and Grampian, which would continue to broadcast in black and white for several months after the initial colour broadcast start date of 15 November 1969, decided not to screen the series at this time. Of this initial run, only LWT screened all 26 episodes. Ulster and Granada rested the show after eight episodes, Yorkshire and Westward did so after 14 episodes and Harlech after 15 episodes, while ATV Midlands screened 21 of the 26 episodes. In the pilot episode, "My Late Lamented Friend and Partner", Marty is murdered in a hit-and-run during an investigation, but he returns as a ghost, whom only Jeff can see, to help Jeff bring his murderer to justice.
In helping Jeff with his case, Marty stays out of his new grave for too long and is cursed to walk the Earth for 100 years. Seeing the advantages of having a ghost at the detective agency, Marty stays as an invisible partner, playing the key role in helping Jeff solve crime thereafter meaning that he can see his widow, who works as a secretary at the agency every day. Marty is instrumental throughout the series in ensuring Jeff is aware of the occurrences of crimes and more than not is responsible for saving his partner's life in each episode by using his supernatural powers, his powers are limited, in that he physically cannot touch anything and has no extra-sensory knowledge of events that take place when he is not present. While Marty aids Jeff immensely in his investigations, his persistence at urging Jeff to follow leads when Jeff has other engagements, where there is no obvious criminal activity or where he is putting his life and reputation at risk can infuriate the short-fused Jeff.
The comedic aspect of the series came to the surface in episode two, "A Disturbing Case", which dealt with hypnotic suggestion. Written by star Mike Pratt, the episode features Marty impersonating the thick German accent of the German psychiatrist Dr Conrad, allowing him to direct the glazed, drugged Randall to do what he wants while he is in his pyjamas in a nursing home. Although the second episode is undoubtedly the most comic of the series, Marty's ability to control hypnosis is an important source of comedy in subsequent episodes, such as in episode ten, "When did You Start to Stop Seeing Things?", in which he hypnotises a hypnotist to save Randall, directing him to behave like an animal and act like a secret agent, contrary to expected professional behaviour. In episode three, "All Work and No Pay", a number of story elements important for episodes in the series are introduced. In particular, the episode exposes the vulnerability and naivety of Marty's widow, Jeannie Hopkirk, traits that sometimes see her exploited or endanger her life due to her willingness to help people.
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