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Barret Oliver

Barret Spencer Oliver is an American photographer and former child actor. He is known for his role as Bastian Balthazar Bux in the film adaptation of Michael Ende's novel The Neverending Story, followed by roles in D. A. R. Y. L. Cocoon and Cocoon: The Return. Oliver had minor roles in television and film, until starring as Bastian in the 1984 movie The NeverEnding Story. Subsequently, he was cast as the lead in Tim Burton's short film Frankenweenie and as the android "Daryl" in the 1985 film D. A. R. Y. L. A part for which he won a Saturn Award, his last role in a feature film was Willie Saravian in Paul Bartel's 1989 ensemble comedy Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills. Oliver became a printer and photographer, specializing in nineteenth century processes such as collodion and Woodburytype, his work has been used in films. In 2007, his book A History of the Woodburytype was published by Carl Mautz Publishing. Holmstrom, John; the Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Michael Russell, 1996, pp. 393–394.

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1917 Barcelona City Council election

The 1917 Barcelona City Council election was held on Sunday, 11 November 1917, to elect half of the Barcelona City Council. 26 out of 50 seats were up for election. The number of seats of each council was determined by the population count, according to the 1877 Municipal Law; as Barcelona had more than 200,000 inhabitants, the number of seats composing the city council was 50. The municipal law established that half of the seats had to be renewed every two years. Therefore, in these elections 25 seats had to be renewed. Additionally, any vacant seat would be renewed; the municipality was divided in corresponding to the city districts. Seats were elected using limited partial block voting. Candidates winning a plurality in each constituency were elected. In districts electing. Voting was on the basis of universal manhood suffrage, which comprised all national males over twenty-five, having at least a two-year residency in a municipality and in full enjoyment of their civil rights; the Municipal Law allowed the King of Spain to elect directly the Mayor of Barcelona

Las Vegas Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders are a professional American football team based in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The Raiders compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference West division. Founded on January 30, 1960, they played their first regular season game on September 11, 1960, as a charter member of the American Football League which merged with the NFL in 1970; the Raiders will play their home games at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada in 2020. Based in Oakland, the team departed Oakland to play in Los Angeles from the 1982 season through the 1994 season before returning to Oakland at the start of the 1995 season. On March 27, 2017, NFL team owners voted nearly unanimously to approve the Raiders' application to relocate to Las Vegas. Nearly three years on January 22, 2020, the Raiders moved to Las Vegas; the Raiders' off-field fortunes have varied over the years. The team's first three years of operation were marred by poor on-field performance, financial difficulties, spotty attendance.

In 1963, the Raiders' fortunes improved with the introduction of head coach Al Davis. In 1967, after several years of improvement, the Raiders reached the postseason for the first time; the team would go on to win its first AFL Championship that year. Since 1963, the team has won 15 division titles, 4 AFC Championships, 1 AFL Championship, 3 Super Bowl Championships. At the end of the NFL's 2019 season, the Raiders have an all-time regular season record of 473 wins, 432 losses, 11 ties. Al Davis owned the team from 1972 until his death in 2011. Control of the franchise was given to Al's son Mark Davis; the Raiders are known for distinctive team culture. The Raiders have 14 former members, they have played at Kezar Stadium and Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Frank Youell Field and Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The Oakland Raiders were going to be called the "Oakland Señors" after a name-the-team contest had that name finish first, but after being the target of local jokes, the name was changed to the Raiders before the 1960 season began.

Having enjoyed a successful collegiate coaching career at Navy during the 1950s, San Francisco native Eddie Erdelatz was hired as the Raiders' first head coach. On February 9, 1960, after rejecting offers from the NFL's Washington Redskins and the AFL's Los Angeles Chargers, Erdelatz accepted the Raiders' head coaching position. In January 1960, the Raiders were established in Oakland, because of NFL interference with the original eighth franchise owner, were the last team of eight in the new American Football League to select players, thus relegated to the remaining talent available; the 1960 Raiders 42-man roster included 28 rookies and only 14 veterans. Among the Raiders rookies were future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee center Jim Otto, a future Raiders head coach, quarterback Tom Flores. In their debut year under Erdelatz the Raiders finished with a 6–8 record. On September 18, 1961, Erdelatz was dismissed after the Raiders were outscored 77–46 in the first two games of the season. On September 24, 1961, after the dismissal of Erdelatz, management named Los Angeles native and offensive line coach Marty Feldman as the Raiders head coach.

The team finished the 1961 season with a 2–12 record. Feldman began the 1962 season as Raiders head coach but was fired on October 16, 1962 after an 0–5 start. From October 16 through December, the Raiders were coached by Oklahoma native and former assistant coach Red Conkright. Under Conkright, the Raiders went 1–8, finishing the season with 1–13 record. Following the 1962 season the Raiders appointed Conkright to an interim mentor position as they looked for a new head coach. After the 1962 season, Raiders managing general partner F. Wayne Valley hired Al Davis as Raiders head coach and general manager. At 33, he was the youngest person in professional football history to hold the positions. Davis began to implement what he termed the "vertical game", an aggressive offensive strategy inspired by the offense developed by Chargers head coach Sid Gillman. Under Davis the Raiders improved to 10–4 and he was named the AFL's Coach of the Year in 1963. Though the team slipped to 5–7–2 in 1964, they rebounded to an 8–5–1 record in 1965.

The famous silver and black Raider uniform debuted at the regular season opening game on September 8, 1963. Prior to this, the team wore a combination of black and white with gold trim on the pants and oversized numerals. In April 1966 Davis left the Raiders after being named AFL Commissioner, promoting assistant coach John Rauch to head coach. Two months the league announced its merger with the NFL; the leagues would retain separate regular seasons until 1970. With the merger, the position of commissioner was no longer needed, Davis entered into discussions with Valley about returning to the Raiders. On July 25, 1966, Davis returned as part-owner of the team, he purchased a 10% interest in the team for $18,000, became the team's third general partner – the partner in charge of football operations. Under Rauch, the Raiders matched their 1965 season's 8–5–1 record in 1966 but missed the playoffs, finishing second in the AFL West Division. On the field, the team Davis had assembled improved. Led by quarterback Daryle Lamonica, acq

Aaron Pettrey

Aaron Pettrey is an American football placekicker, a free agent. He was a kicker for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Pettrey was signed to the Cincinnati Bengals' roster on November 16, 2010, after a season-ending injury to Mike Nugent, another former Buckeye. Pettrey was waived by the Bengals on November 30, 2010, he was two for four on field goal attempts in two games. Pettrey served as quarterback and placekicker. In a September 26, 2003, game at Berea, Pettrey kicked a Kentucky state-record 58-yard field goal; this broke Middlesboro's Dustin Wynn's record of 57 yards, set on October 1998, at Harlan. Pettrey attended Ohio State University. Pettrey kicked for the Cincinnati Bengals for two weeks, making 2 of 4 field goal attempts and converting all 5 PATs attempted. Pettrey kicked for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League in 2011. After a 3 for 3 kicking performance in week one, Pettrey was named the UFL's Special Teams Player of the Week. Pettrey kicked for the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League in 2012.

With the Gladiators having kicking problems in 2013, Pettrey was assigned to the Gladiators and solidified the position. He was placed on injury reserve on July 11, 2013. Pettrey had his most successful season to date for the Gladiators, making a career high 8 field goals and 106 PATs, he man 3 game-winning field goals, including a 36-yard shot against the Philadelphia Soul as time expired to advance to the American Conference Championship. On September 29, 2014, Pettrey was placed on reassignment by the Gladiators. On June 14, 2017, Pettrey was assigned to the Gladiators

Geoff Robinson (broadcaster)

Geoffrey Charles Robinson is a former New Zealand broadcaster, the co-host of Morning Report on Radio New Zealand National for all but four years from the programme's inception in 1975 until 2014. Born in London, England in 1943, Robinson emigrated to New Zealand in 1965, he became a naturalized New Zealand citizen in 1978. After a five-year career in banking with the ANZ, Robinson became a broadcaster, joining the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation as an announcer on radio station 4ZB in Dunedin in 1970, he first presented Morning Report on what is now Radio New Zealand National on 6 June 1975, filling in for regular presenter Joe Kote, became its permanent host the following year. He was the co-host of the programme until 1 April 2014, apart from a period between 1979 and 1983 when he was a newsreader on commercial radio. In 2005, Robinson was awarded an honorary Doctor of Literature degree by Victoria University of Wellington, in recognition of his contribution to broadcasting. At the 2007 New Zealand Radio Awards he received a special award for outstanding contribution to radio in New Zealand.

In the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours, Robinson was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to public broadcasting. Photograph of Geoff Robinson, 1968 Geoff Robinson audio collection, Radio New Zealand

Red-necked buzzard

The red-necked buzzard known as the African red-tailed buzzard, is a species of buzzard in the family Accipitridae, found in western and northern central Africa. The red-necked buzzard is a medium-sized bird of prey with a distinctive rufous neck, the rufous colour extends up over the crown and down on to the upper back; the rest of the upperparts are blackish, except for the rufous upper tail feathers which has a black subterminal bar. The underparts are white, apart from a dark throat and dark blotches which extend along the flanks. Juveniles resemble the adults, but have a browner upperparts, creamy rather than white underparts and lack the dark throat; the red-necked buzzard occurs in a broad band running from Mauritania south to Liberia eastwards to Ethiopia and Uganda, as well as south along the Gulf of Guinea coast through Gabon to the Democratic Republic of Congo and north-eastern Angola. The red-necked buzzard is a partial migrant, the northern populations may be migrant which leave the savanna following the rains and spend the dry season to the south along the edge of the main forest zone.

The red-necked buzzard prefers forest edges and clearings, including those within secondary and primary forests but it occurs in cultivated areas and is absent from the main areas of lowland rainforest up to an altitude of 2,500 metres. The red-necked buzzard hunts by sitting in wait on a perch, scanning the ground for prey, caught by a swooping dive down on to the prey, it is a generalist hunter and the prey taken consists of a wide variety of small animals including rodents, birds and snakes, as well as arthropods and termites. This species builds a stick nest, situated in the upper fork of a large forest tree, on cliff ledges or on pylons, pairs will utilise same nest site in successive years; the clutch size is one or two eggs, which are laid in November to January in the northern part of its range and in the south, where young have been seen in the nest in August