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Audra Lindley

Audra Marie Lindley was an American actress, most famous for her role as landlady Helen Roper on the sitcom Three's Company and its spin-off The Ropers. Born in Los Angeles, Lindley got her early start in Hollywood by being a stand-in, which progressed to stunt work, she became a contract player with Warner Bros. In 1943, she went to New York in her mid-20s to work in theater. Among her many Broadway plays during her long career were: On Golden Pond, Long Day's Journey into Night, Horse Heavens. After a break from acting to raise five children, she began to make steady appearances on television in the early 1960s, including the role of Sue Knowles on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow, a six-year stint as manipulative Aunt Liz Matthews on the soap opera Another World, she had regular roles as Meredith Baxter's mother in the sitcom Bridget Loves Bernie as well as Lee Grant’s best friend in Fay. In 1971, she starred in Taking Off, the first American film of Milos Forman. On February 7, 1981 she had a guest role on The Love Boat.

Her greatest fame arrived when she began playing the wisecracking, perpetually unfulfilled, sexually frustrated Helen Roper on the hit sitcom Three’s Company, in which she wore a wig to maintain the character’s exaggerated hairstyle. The character and her husband, Mr. Roper, were spun off to their own show, The Ropers, not a success. Lindley continued to appear on television and in films, such as Revenge of the Stepford Wives in 1980 and as Fauna, the owner of a brothel in the 1982 film Cannery Row. In 1982, she appeared in the film Best Friends, starring Burt Reynolds, she had a supporting role in the lesbian-themed film Desert Hearts. In 1987, she had a supporting role as Judith Light's mother in the TV movie Dangerous Affection, she appeared in 1989's Troop Beverly Hills as outspoken director of the Wilderness Girls. In 1989, she was the main character of an episode of the horror anthology series Tales from the Crypt. Lindley garnered parts in various TV films and series, including playing Phoebe Buffay's grandmother on Friends, her last, a recurring role as Cybill Shepherd's mother on the sitcom Cybill.

She was married to Hardy Ulm, with whom she had five children, from 1943 until his death in 1970. She was married to James Whitmore from 1972 to 1979. Lindley died of leukemia on October 1997 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Audra Lindley on IMDb Audra Lindley at the Internet Broadway Database Audra Lindley at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Audra Lindley at Find a Grave

Jean-Sébastien Giguère

Jean-Sébastien Giguère is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender. He played at the major junior level with the Verdun Collège Français and Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he was drafted 13th overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, he played in the Calgary Flames organization for three seasons before joining the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 2000. In the 2003 NHL playoffs, Giguère anchored the seventh-seeded Mighty Ducks into the Stanley Cup Finals, where he became the fifth and most recent player in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe Trophy despite not winning the Stanley Cup. Giguere won the Stanley Cup with the newly renamed Anaheim Ducks in 2007, his career included stints in Toronto and Colorado. Giguère holds the Anaheim Ducks' franchise record for career shutouts; as a youth, Giguère played in the 1990 and 1991 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with a minor ice hockey team from the Mille Îles area of Laval, Quebec.

Giguère was drafted out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League by the Hartford Whalers 13th overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft with a pick acquired from the New York Rangers that Hartford obtained in exchange for Pat Verbeek. After a four-year major junior career that included QMJHL Second Team All-Star honours in 1997, Giguère made his NHL debut with the Whalers, playing eight games at the end of the 1996–97 season; the following off-season, on August 25, 1997, Giguère was traded to the Calgary Flames, along with centre Andrew Cassels, in exchange for forward Gary Roberts and goaltender Trevor Kidd. Giguère played the entirety of the 1997–98 season in the American Hockey League with Calgary's minor league affiliate, the Saint John Flames, he recorded a 2.46 goals against average and a.926 save percentage in 31 games in his professional rookie season with Saint John. Giguère spent a total of four seasons in the Flames organization, making brief 15- and seven-game appearances with Calgary in 1998–99 and 1999–2000 while spending most of his time in the AHL.

On June 10, 2000, Giguère was traded to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in exchange for a second-round pick in 2000. He began the 2000-01 season with the Mighty Ducks' farm team, the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, until he was recalled from the AHL. Giguère took over Dominic Roussel's backup position to starter Guy Hebert. Due to only brief stints in the NHL during his tenures with Hartford and Calgary, the 2000–01 season qualified as Giguère's rookie NHL season, he played in 34 games, posting.911 save percentage. In the off-season, he was re-signed by the Mighty Ducks on August 17, 2001. Giguère continued to improve in 2001–02, his first full season with the Ducks, recording a 2.13 GAA and.920 save percentage in 53 games. In the 2002–03 season, he posted his first winning season with a 34–22–6 record, as well as a career-high eight shutouts. Giguère's first winning season in the NHL helped the Mighty Ducks enter the 2003 playoffs as the seventh seed in the Western Conference. From that point, Giguere delivered one of the greatest playoff performances in NHL history as he helped lead the team on a Cinderella run to their first Stanley Cup Finals.

Facing the defending Stanley Cup champions and second-seeded Detroit Red Wings in the opening round, Giguère set an NHL record for most saves by a goaltender in their playoff debut with 63 in the Mighty Ducks' 2–1 triple overtime win in Game 1, surpassing Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jiří Crha's mark by two saves. This record would be broken by the Vancouver Canucks' Roberto Luongo, who stopped 72 shots in his playoff debut against the Dallas Stars in 2007; the Ducks would proceed to shock the hockey world by sweeping the Red Wings in four games, with Giguère labelled as the star of the series. The Mighty Ducks faced Dallas. Giguère stopped 60 of 63 Dallas shots in the series opener, a five-overtime Anaheim win, he recorded his first shutout of the playoffs in Game 4. The Mighty Ducks eliminated the Stars in six games, moved on to the Western Conference Finals to face the Minnesota Wild. Giguère held the Wild to an all-time, best-of-seven-series low of one goal in the entire series, which included a franchise-record shutout streak of 217 minutes and 54 seconds.

However, the Mighty Ducks' dream of hoisting the Stanley Cup were stopped by the New Jersey Devils, to whom Anaheim lost in a seven-game series. Giguère finished the playoffs undefeated in seven overtime games, setting a record for the longest playoff overtime shutout streak at 168 minutes and 27 seconds, he finished with a 15–6 record overall, a 1.62 GAA and.945 save percentage, as well as fewer losses than Finals counterpart Martin Brodeur. He was the fifth player to receive the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP as part of the losing team and the first since Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ron Hextall won in 1987. Along with the Conn Smythe, he received the 2003 ESPY award for Best Hockey Player; the only other goalie to do so is Dominik Hašek. Giguère's playoff MVP performance was rewarded in the off-season with a four-year contract extension, signed on September 10, 2003. However, his performance was inconsistent throughout much of the 2003–04 season as the Mighty Ducks missed the 2004 playoffs.

Giguère posted a 17–31–6 record and his GAA increased to 2.62. Due to the 2004–05 NHL lock-out that cancelled the entire 2004–05 NHL season, Giguère w

Lisburn (UK Parliament constituency)

Lisburn was a United Kingdom Parliament constituency, in Ireland, returning one MP. It was an original constituency represented in Parliament when the Union of Great Britain and Ireland took effect on 1 January 1801; this constituency was the Parliamentary borough of Lisburn in County Antrim. Meynell was appointed a Groom in Waiting to Queen Victoria. Seymour's death caused a by-election. Tennent resigned by accepting the office of Steward of the Manor of Northstead, causing a by-election. Smyth's death caused a by-election. Richardson resigned. On petition, Barbour was unseated due to his and his agent's bribery and treating, causing a by-election. Verner's resignation to contest a by-election in Armagh caused a by-election; the Parliaments of England by Henry Stooks Smith, 2nd edition edited by F. W. S. Craig Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922, edited by B. M. Walker Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Volume I 1832-1885, edited by M. Stenton Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L"

Richard W. Leopold Prize

The Richard W. Leopold Prize is awarded biennially by the Organization of American Historians. Professor Richard W. Leopold was President of the OAH in 1976–1977. A three-member committee, chosen by the President of the OAH, chooses the best history book on U. S. federal government agencies, U. S. foreign policies, U. S. military affairs, or biographies of government officials. Only non-academic historians are eligible for the Prize, preferably historians employed by federal government agencies; the winning author receives $1,500. In 1990, the prize went to two books. In 2002, the prize went to two books. In these years, the authors split the prize money. In the listing below, the author links lead to the latest available biographical data. Few government employees have sites comparable to those sites in academia; the institutional affiliation listed is that at the time the awards was given, the links are to those institutions. In both cases, “Wikipedia” sites, where available, were given preference.

List of history awards OAH

Virtual reality sex

Virtual reality sex is a technology that allows the user to receive tactile sensations from remote participants, or fictional characters through the use of computer-controlled sex toys. The user wears a virtual reality headset so they can see and interact with the partner; the BKK Cybersex Cup consists of a virtual reality masturbation cup. It comes with a mobile app which allows the users to customize their own 3D girlfriend based on their preferred body, skin tone and outfit; the masturbation cup has a built in motion sensor, capable of simulating the movement and transmission of the action via Bluetooth to any smartphone that runs the 3D girlfriend app. The American company Eos created the VirtuaDolls which consists of a silicone sheath into which a man inserts his penis. In concert with a mechanized gripper for “intelligent stroke movement”, this allows for the VirtuaDolls controller to sync up the sensation to the action. For immersive experience, it comes with six interchangeable sleeves with different textures to allow for varying sensations and contains a pressure sensor that determines the occupant’s position within the sheath.

An optional vacuum attachment adds an easy-clean system. The VirtuaDolls controller is bundled with a video game titled Girls of Arcadia in which users carry out missions to rescue girls and are rewarded by the end of the missions in having sex with them. In January 2016, the company launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the product, but after being swamped with orders, the creators suspended the campaign. In February 2016, it was relaunched on Indiegogo

Piatti scooter

Despite its Italian name, the Piatti scooter was of Belgian manufacture, being produced in 1954 in Belgium by D'Ieteren. Its name came from Vincent Piatti. In 1956, production commenced at the Cyclemaster works at Byfleet in Surrey, England. However, the increasing availability of affordable small cars in Europe affected sales of the Piatti and production ceased. According to Erwin Tragatsch in a brief entry on the Piatti scooter in his Illustrated Encyclopedia of Motorcycles, Cyclemaster "failed to find many customers for this product", manufactured only a small number before British production terminated; the Piatti scooter has the dubious distinction of being, in the words of Bob Currie, "the worst scooter perpetrated." Alan Abrahams,'The Piatti Scooter'