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Baldwin Spencer

Winston Baldwin Spencer was the third Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda from 2004 to 2014. Spencer led the opposition United Progressive Party to victory in the March 2004 parliamentary election. In addition to serving as Prime Minister, he became Minister of Foreign Affairs on January 6, 2005. Spencer's party was swept from power in the June 2014 general election. Baldwin Spencer is rooted in labour. For a quarter-century, he was a prominent labour leader with Barbuda Workers Union, he was first elected to Parliament in 1989 as the MP for the St. John's Rural West constituency. In 1992, Spencer played an integral role in the formation of the United Progressive Party, he served as a leader with the United National Democratic Party and spearheaded collaborative meetings with the Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement that resulted in the formation of the United Progressive Party. Upon formation of the party, Spencer rose to become the political leader of the party and the Opposition Leader in the Parliament.

As Opposition Leader Baldwin Spencer organized public demonstrations and went on a hunger strike to advocate for electoral reform after the criticized 1999 elections. His advocacy led to the formation of an independent Electoral Commission to oversee elections in Antigua and Barbuda, he led the fight to ensure that opposition had access to state-owned media, such as the television station, Antigua Broadcasting Service. To that end, he filed a writ and took the Bird Government to court arguing that, in a democratic society, citizens have a right to hear an opposing political perspective on government airwaves. In 2004, Baldwin Spencer led the United Progressive Party to a landslide victory in the general election, he defeated Lester Bird's ALP, which had ruled Barbuda for the previous 28 years. In Government he moved to enact a trio of good government reforms: a nationwide school meals programme, raising the minimum wage and paying all civil servants. Internationally Baldwin Spencer is known as a skilled diplomat who helped his country assume the leadership of the Group of 77 in 2008.

He received the highest order of the Commander of the National Order. He was recognized by the United Nations for his leadership, receiving the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Award in recognition for his work advancing the cause of international development; the UPP won the March 2009 election with a reduced majority of nine out of 17 seats. Spencer himself defeated ALP candidate Gail Christian in the St John's Rural West constituency, receiving 2,259 votes against 1,753 for Christian. Spencer said on this occasion that it would "not be business as usual", he was promptly sworn in for another term as Prime Minister when vote counting was completed. After 10 years in power, the UPP was defeated by the ALP in the general election held on 12 June 2014. Out of 17 seats, the UPP retained only three. Spencer accepted defeat, saying that the people had chosen the ALP, he was succeeded as Prime Minister by ALP leader Gaston Browne on 13 June. Spencer is the father of two children. On 16 August 2008, Spencer was inducted as an honorary member of the Pathfinder Club, a Seventh-day Adventist youth service organization, during a gathering of more than 3,000 Pathfinders from around the Caribbean.

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Popatlal Secondary School

Popatlal Secondary School was a co-educational, secondary school in the north-eastern Tanzanian city of Tanga. It was one of the oldest schools in the city; the school was established in 1968 and formally opened by President Julius Nyerere, the country's first president. It was named in the memory of Mr Popatlal Bhanji Laxman, the founder's eldest son, who died in a car accident. Mr. Kulwant Babu Chaudry has been the longest-serving headmaster; the school ceased operating on December, 2017. It offers both post-secondary education, it runs under the auspices of the Tanga Secondary Education Society. Fredrick Gerson Mariki, member of the Wagosi Wa Kaya band. Jacob Stephen, Tanzanian actor and producer Jitu Soni, Member of the 10th Tanzanian Parliament for Babati Rural constituency Official website Re-Union 2006 in London

The Human Factor (audio drama)

The Human Factor is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. The Daleks continue their attack on the galaxy. Susan Mendes – Sarah Mowatt Alby Brook – Mark McDonnell Kalendorf – Gareth Thomas Pellan – John Wadmore Narrator – Joyce Gibbs Admiral Cheviat – Ian Brooker Ed Byers – Ian Brooker Roboman – Ian Brooker Tanlee – David Sax Dalek Voices – Nicholas BriggsAlistair Lock Big Finish Productions – The Human Factor

Rahimullah Yusufzai

Rahimullah Yusufzai is a Pakistani journalist and political and security analyst, best known for having interviewed Osama bin Laden, Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar. He is a war correspondent, he was born on September 10, 1954 in Pakistan in Shamozai village of Mardan District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He received his early education at his village primary school and in public schools in Peshawar and Jhelum. Rahimullah studied at the D J Sindh Science College and the University of Karachi. Yusufzai was among the first journalists to report on the Taliban and visited Kandahar, Afghanistan in 1995, he is one of the few bona fide experts on Afghanistan, having reported on the country since the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan by the former Soviet Union. In 2016, he frequently appears on Geo News TV channel as a news analyst, he is the current editor of the Jang Group's The News International at the Peshawar Bureau and is an op-ed writer for the monthly Newsline. Rahimullah is noted for holding the last interview with Osama bin Laden.

He served as Time's Pakistan correspondent. Rahimullah is a correspondent of BBC's Pashto and Urdu services in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Yusufzai is considered an authority on Afghan affairs and on the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Acknowledging his achievements in journalism, the government of Pakistan first awarded him with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2005, he received Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award from the President of Pakistan for his achievement in the field of journalism on 23 March 2010. Https://archive.org/details/PakistaniJournalistRahimullahYusufzaiOnFaisalShahzadAndHisBreakingnewsfromthetribalregion, Published 5 May 2010, Retrieved 14 Sep 2016 http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=616276&sid=SAS, Article on'Z' news, Retrieved 14 Sep 2016 http://news.rediff.com/report/2010/apr/03/osama-bin-laden-is-alive-says-pak-journalist.htm, Published 3 April 2010, Retrieved 14 Sep 2016 http://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/the-implications-of-colonel-imam%E2%80%99s-murder-in-pakistan, Article written by Rahimullah Yusufzai on CTC Sentinel, Published 1 April 2011, Retrieved 14 Sep 2016 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2001/sep/26/afghanistan.terrorism3 Article about Yusufzai's interviews with Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar, The Guardian newspaper, Published 25 Sep 2001, Retrieved 14 Sep 2016

Les Dalton dans le blizzard

Les Dalton dans le blizzard is a Lucky Luke adventure written by Goscinny and illustrated by Morris. It is the twenty-second book in the series and it was published in French in 1963 and in English by Cinebook in 2009 as The Daltons in the Blizzard. Once more, the Daltons escape; this time, Joe has an idea to avoid Lucky Luke. They will settle in Canada. To be sure that Luke will not follow their lead, they pretend to be the Jones brothers: Frank, Louis and Jim Jones; the trouble is that everyone recognizes the Daltons and Lucky Luke has no trouble following their lead since a witness told him they were going to Canada. The Daltons manage to cross the border, they arrive in the middle of winter: it is cold and there is snow on the ground. On the day of their arrival, they attack a local saloon and learn that there is only one policeman in the area, Corporal Winston Pendergast; the latter, who lives with a certain Grospierre, has just met Lucky Luke who, in turn, has just crossed the Canadian border.

Both men learn the inn's attack. They decide to join forces to stop them, they get themselves on their track, easy because it is punctuated by attacks from banks. In a town, Lucky Luke manages to arrest William and Averell who are released soon after by Joe; the Daltons decide to flee to the north. They arrive in Golden Glow. Joe's first goal is to buy the saloon. For this, they organize a boxing bout arranged between Averell. Jack and William will bet for Joe and he will win. Averell, does not agree and knocks out Joe during the fight; when William succeeds in making him listen to reason and Joe wins, the spectators ransack the saloon. The owner decides to leave the country and the property becomes property of the Daltons. That's when Lucky Corporal Pendergast arrive in town. After having mounted the local population against them, the Daltons flee. Surrounded by wolves in the forest, they surrender to Lucky Luke, who returns them to the U. S. Canadians Corporal Winston Pendergast: Corporal of the Canadian Mounted Police, if his authority is recognized by his fellow citizens, it has little effect on the Daltons.

Grospierre: Canadian trapper, rescues Rintincan from a trap, welcomes Lucky Luke, it is at his place that he meets the corporal. Minceruisseau: Canadian lumberjack, who employs Daltons as lumberjacks, in view of the results as a man of households and cooks. Americans Averell Dalton: The biggest and the dumbest, always hungry. Jack Dalton: Smaller than Averell, but taller than William. William Dalton: Smaller than Jack, but taller than Joe, with Jack they make up the "Greek chorus". Joe Dalton: The smallest, the most bitter, "stupid, conceited and greedy", he harbors an unquenchable hatred of Lucky Luke. Lucky Luke official site album index Goscinny website on Lucky Luke

The Three-Cornered Hat (André Previn recording)

The Three-Cornered Hat is a 42-minute classical studio album in which the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under André Previn perform the whole of Manuel de Falla's ballet The Three-Cornered Hat and, as a filler, the Ritual Fire Dance from his ballet Love the Magician. The longer work's two brief vocal passages are sung by the American mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade; the album was released in 1983. The booklet accompanying the CD release of the album does not name its producer or engineer or reveal where it was taped, but does state that it was recorded digitally. Apart from minor differences in lettering, the covers of the LP, cassette and CD versions of the album are all the same, were designed and illustrated by Chris Verschoor. Edward Greenfield reviewed the album on LP in Gramophone in April 1983, comparing it with previous recordings of The Three-Cornered Hat conducted by Ernest Ansermet, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Eduardo Mata. Ansermet and Frühbeck de Burgos, he thought, had conveyed the music's "earthier qualities" better than Previn, Frühbeck de Burgos was "more idiomatically Spanish".

The chief virtue of Previn's album was that it was more successful than its predecessors in bringing out "a chamber-like quality in the detail and precision of the orchestral writing". The lucidity of Previn's performance reminded Greenfield of "Stravinsky and Ravel ballets on the one hand neo-classic models on the other". "The ear is ravished by the texture", he wrote. The other salient feature of Previn's reading was his "characteristic emphasis on rhythmic qualities". Greenfield was ambivalent about the brief vocal passage at the beginning of the work. Frederica von Stade's voice was "lovely", he thought, but it was so prominent in the mix that she seemed to be introducing the ballet as if standing in a spotlight at the front of the stage. On the comparison discs, the soprano soloists sounded further away, providing "instant evocation of Spanish atmosphere". In every other respect the album's engineering was exemplary, certain to delight audiophiles. "A modern digital recording by Philips standards unusually refined and beautifully balanced, brings out beauties in Falla's scoring in this, his masterpiece, that one might not expect".

Greenfield revisited the album in Gramophone in August 1984 to assess how it sounded after being remastered for CD. On this occasion, he compared it with a new Decca release of The Three-Cornered Hat performed by Huguette Tourangeau and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Charles Dutoit. Once again he relished the way in which "Previn's crisp and rhythmic account of the Falla ballet Stravinskian associations", but he felt that the sound of the newer recording was preferable to the "closeness and dryness" of the old. "Outstandingly warm and evocative", Dutoit's disc had "far more space round the instruments" than Previn's, yet was no less revealing of inner detail. Philips's forward balancing of von Stade seemed as unfortunate an error of judgment as - Tourangeau, like the singers on Ansermet's, Frühbeck de Burgos's and Mata's recordings, had been recorded as if from a distance, was "far more effective" as a result, it was clear that, all in Dutoit's CD was the better of the two.

The album was included in BBC Radio 3's Release on 4 June 1983, was reviewed in The complete Penguin stereo record and cassette guide, The Penguin guide to compact discs, cassettes and LPs, Dance and Dancers and High Fidelity. Manuel de Falla El sombrero de tres picos 1 Introducción Part One 2 La tarde (Afternoon} 3 Danza de la molinera 4 El corregidor 5 La molinera 6 Las uvas Part Two 7 Danza de los vecinos 8 Danza del molinero 9 Danza del corregidor 10 Danza finale (Final dance}El Amor Brujo 11 Danza ritual del fuego Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra André Previn, conductor In 1983, Philips released the album on LP and on cassette. In 1984, Philips issued the album on CD with a 12-page insert booklet lacking texts or translations but providing notes by Gerald Norris in English and German