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Bill Macy

Wolf Martin Garber, known professionally as Bill Macy, was an American television and stage actor, best known for his role in the CBS television series Maude. Macy was born in Massachusetts to Mollie and Michael Garber, a manufacturer, he was raised Jewish in New York. He worked as a cab driver for a decade before being cast as Walter Matthau's understudy in Once More, with Feeling on Broadway in 1958, he portrayed a cab driver on the soap opera The Edge of Night in 1966. Macy was an original cast member of the 1969-1972 Off-Broadway sensation Oh! Calcutta!, performing in the show from 1969 to 1971. He appeared in the 1972 movie version of the musical. Of appearing nude with the rest of the cast in the stage show, he said "The nudity didn't bother me. I'm from Brooklyn."Macy performed on the PDQ Bach album The Stoned Guest. Appreciating Macy's comedic skills Off Broadway, Norman Lear brought him to Hollywood, where he first got a small part as a police officer in All in the Family, he was cast in the role of Walter Findlay, the long-suffering husband of the title character on the 1970s television sitcom Maude, starring Bea Arthur.

The show ran for six seasons from 1972 to 1978. Strangers on the street called him "Mr. Maude", consoling him for having such a difficult wife. "I used to tell them that people like that existed," Macy explained. In 1986, Macy was a guest on the fourth episode of L. A. Law, playing an older man whose young wife wants a music career. Macy appeared in the television movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam as banker Richard Wilson, he appeared on Seinfeld as one of the residents of the Florida retirement community where Jerry Seinfeld's parents lived. Macy made a guest appearance as a patient on Chicago Hope and as an aging gambler on the series Las Vegas. Macy's last television role occurred in a 2010 episode of Jada Pinkett Smith's series Hawthorne. Macy appeared as the jury foreman in The Producers in 1967, with the memorable sole line "We find the defendants INCREDIBLY guilty". Other memorable roles include the co-inventor of the Opti-grab in the 1979 Steve Martin comedy The Jerk and as the head television writer in My Favorite Year.

Other film credits included roles in Death at Love House, The Late Show, Movers & Shakers, Bad Medicine, Tales from the Darkside, Sibling Rivalry, The Doctor, Me Myself & I, Analyze This, Surviving Christmas, The Holiday, Mr. Woodcock. Macy met his future wife, Samantha Harper, on the set of Oh! Calcutta! in 1969. They married in 1975. Macy died on October 17, 2019, at the age of 97, he is survived by his wife Samantha Harper Macy. Bill Macy on IMDb Bill Macy at the Internet Broadway Database Bill Macy at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Bill Macy discography at Discogs

Bishop of Ebbsfleet

The Bishop of Ebbsfleet is a suffragan bishop who fulfils the role of a provincial episcopal visitor for the western half of the Province of Canterbury in the Church of England. The See was erected under the Suffragans Nomination Act 1888 by Order in Council dated 8 February 1994 and licensed by the Archbishop of Canterbury as a "flying bishop" to provide episcopal oversight for parishes throughout the province which do not accept the sacramental ministry of bishops who have participated in the ordination of women; the position is named after Ebbsfleet in Kent. In the southern province, the Bishops of Ebbsfleet and of Richborough each minister in thirteen of the 40 dioceses; the Bishop of Ebbsfleet serves the western thirteen dioceses. Until the creation of the suffragan See of Richborough in 1995, the Bishop of Ebbsfleet served the entire area of the Province of Canterbury with the exceptions of the Dioceses of London and Southwark which came under the oversight of the Bishop of Fulham. Jonathan Goodall was announced as the fifth Bishop of Ebbsfleet on 2 August 2013.

His episcopal consecration took place on 25 September 2013 at Westminster Abbey. He had been the ecumenical secretary to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Bishop of Beverley Bishop of Fulham Bishop of Richborough List of Anglo-Catholic churches in England See of Ebbsfleet website Crockford's Clerical Directory - listings

Streets of Baltimore

"Streets of Baltimore" is a covered country song written by Tompall Glaser and Harlan Howard in 1966. Although Glaser co-wrote the song, his group, Tompall Glaser & The Glaser Brothers, were not the first to record the song. Bobby Bare released his Chet Atkins-produced version in June 1966; the singer tells us he left his home to take his wife to: Baltimore. After working hard and trying to make a home, despite feeling proud to give his woman what she was longing for as well as kind of liking said streets, he finds out his wife loves the Baltimore night life more than she loves him, so he returns to his Tennessee farm without her. Gram Parsons' version of the song has been featured on the HBO series The Wire, set in Baltimore. Pitchfork said, "Gram Parsons may have made it famous, but "Streets of Baltimore" belongs to Bobby Bare. From his album of the same name, it is a relic of Bare’s first stint on the RCA Victor label regarded to be his breakout period in country music. Bare’s tender croon lends the song believable longing and regret, while the otherwise simple arrangement ups the drama with countrypolitan'oohs' and'ahhs'."

Bleed the Dream Bobby Bare The Del McCoury Band The Flying Burrito Brothers Nanci Griffith & John Prine John Prine Jim Lauderdale The Little Willies Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris Charley Pride Red Meat Skik The Statler Brothers Evan Dando Bill Kirchen The Bats The Bottle Rockets Tom Russell Daniel O'Donnell Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Timeline for aircraft carrier service

Aircraft carriers have their origins during the days of World War I. The earliest experiments consisted of fitting temporary "flying off" platforms to the gun turrets of the warships of several nations, notably the United States and the United Kingdom; the first ship to be modified with a permanent flight deck was the battlecruiser HMS Furious, which had a single flying-off deck forward of the original superstructure. Subsequently, she was modified with a separate "landing on" deck aft and with a full flush deck. Other ships liners, were modified to have full flush flight decks, HMS Argus being the first to have such modification begun; those first faltering steps gave little indication of just how important the aircraft carrier was to prove to be. During the inter-war years, the United Kingdom and the United States built up significant carrier fleets so that by the beginning of World War II, they had 18 carriers between them; the 1940 Battle of Taranto and 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor in retrospect showed the world that the aircraft carrier was to be the most important ship in the modern fleet.

Today, aircraft carriers are the capital ships of the navies they serve in, in the case of modern US "supercarriers", they embark an air group, a small air force. This timeline is an attempt to provide a unified chronology of key dates in carrier service. Aircraft carriers serve their navies for many decades and this chronology enables the reader to track the progress of the carrier as it has developed alongside the evolution of aircraft for nearly a hundred years. 1849 On 12 July 1849, the Austrian Navy ship SMS Vulcano was used for launching incendiary balloons. A number of small Montgolfiere hot air ballons were launched with the intention of dropping bombs on Venice. Although the attempt failed due to contrary winds which drove the balloons back over the ship, one bomb did land on the city.1907 The British Admiralty, according to legend, politely refused the Wright brothers' offer to sell them one or more aircraft, by saying that they could see no place for aviation in naval circles.1910 14 November – First successful launch of an aircraft from a ship, using a temporary wooden platform for a flight deck on the stationary cruiser USS Birmingham.1911 18 January – First deck landing, using a temporary wooden platform on the at anchor USS Pennsylvania.

2 May – First recorded flight from a moving ship, Samson flies off HMS Hibernia, steaming at 10.5 knots. In June, Samson flies off HMS London. 1914 28 June – Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. 31 October – First aircraft carrying ship to be sunk in action, seaplane carrier HMS Hermes sunk by U-27. 25 December – Attack on Cuxhaven, the first attack from the sea upon a land target using aircraft.1915 12 August – First attack using an air-launched torpedo, from a Short Type 184 seaplane flown by Flight Commander Charles H. K. Edmonds from seaplane carrier HMS Ben-my-Chree. 5 November – First catapult launch of an aircraft from a ship, USS North Carolina.1916 31 May – First use of an aeroplane during a battle at sea, the Battle of Jutland. August – Incomplete Italian liner Conte Rosso purchased by the Royal Navy for completion and conversion to an aircraft carrier, HMS Argus.1917 February – Incomplete "large "light cruiser" HMS Furious has its forward gun replaced with a flying-off deck.

2 August – First aircraft landing aboard a moving ship, HMS Furious. 21 August – First air-to-air kill from a ship-launched aircraft, Zeppelin L23 shot down by a Sopwith Pup from cruiser HMS Yarmouth. 2 December – HMS Argus launched.1918 15 January – HMS Hermes laid down. 28 February – Incomplete Chilean battleship Almirante Cochrane purchased by the Royal Navy to be completed as the carrier HMS Eagle. 8 June – HMS Eagle launched. 9 July – First strike by aircraft launched from a carrier, the Tondern raid, an attack by British aircraft from Furious against a German airship base in northern Germany. 14 September – HMS Argus commissioned. 11 November – Armistice signed, signalling the end of WWI. 1919 11 July – USS Jupiter authorised to be converted to a carrier. 11 September – HMS Hermes launched. 16 December – Hōshō laid down as the tanker Hiryu.1920 24 March – USS Jupiter decommissioned for conversion to a carrier. 21 April – USS Jupiter renamed USS Langley. 1 November – U. S. Navy sinks USS Indiana during an exercise testing aerial bombardment.

6 December – Akagi laid down as battlecruiser.1921 13 November – Hōshō launched.1922 6 February – Washington Naval Treaty limiting naval forces signed. HMS Furious flush-deck conversion begun. Spanish seaplane carrier Dédalo is commissioned in the Spanish Navy. 20 March – USS Langley commissioned. 1 July – Battlecruisers USS Lexington and USS Saratoga reclassified to be completed as carriers. 27 December – Hōshō commissioned.1923 July – HMS Hermes commissioned August – Conversion of the French Normandie-class battleship Béarn to an aircraft carrier started. Kaga and Akagi conversions from battlecruiser to aircraft carrier begun.1924 26 February – HMS Eagle commissioned. June – Light cruiser HMS Courageous carrier conversion started.1925 Light cruiser HMS Glorious carrier conversion started. 7 April – USS Saratoga launched. 22 April – Akagi launched. 1 July – Fir

Virgin Money Australia

Virgin Money Australia is an Australian financial services company owned by Bank of Queensland, has 150,000 customers. In 2003, Virgin Money was launched in Australia with the launch of Virgin Money credit cards. Virgin Money Australia launched in partnership with Macquarie Bank Pty Ltd, followed by Westpac under a five-year agreement, it added home loans to their product suite. The card was Australia’s first no annual fee credit card; the card was marketed as a cheaper option to most other credit cards with up to 55 interest-free days and an interest rate of 12.99%. Customers were entitled to offers through the credit card’s ‘Mates rates’ scheme, which included offers from other Virgin companies in Australia such as Virgin Blue, Virgin Mobile and Virgin Atlantic. A comprehensive restaurant discount scheme, operated by the Entertainment Book company, was available; the Virgin Credit Card was withdrawn from sale in Australia as of 3 April 2008 after the five-year agreement with Westpac came to an end.

Customers could continue to use their cards as normal, but no new Virgin credit cards could be issued. When a customer’s card expired, they were transitioned to the ‘Ignite’ card by Westpac. At the time of Virgin Money's launch in Australia the group company that combined the UK and Australian operations was co-owned by Virgin Group and HHG. In 2004 100% ownership of that UK/Australia group company was acquired by Virgin Group for Aus. $219 million. In 2008, Virgin Money Australia withdrew its home loan product from the Australian market due to the financial crisis of 2007–2010 and the credit cards portfolio was transferred to its supplier, Westpac Banking Corporation, after the end of a 5-year agreement. In 2009, Virgin Money launched car insurance, partnering with A&G Insurance Services and announced their strategic alliance with CitiBank, with plans to launch a suite of retail banking services in 2010. Virgin Money credit cards were relaunched in Australia on 27 July 2010 with two card types: the Velocity Rewards Credit Card, co-branded with Velocity Frequent Flyer, the No Annual Fee Credit Card.

All credit cards are co-branded with Visa credit card. In 2013 Virgin Money Australia was bought by Bank of Queensland for $40 million. Under the deal, Bank of Queensland have rights to the Virgin Money name in Australia for four decades while paying royalties to the Virgin Group, Virgin has a seat on the board of Bank of Queensland. Virgin Money Official website

Robert W. Hines

Robert W. Hines, was an American wildlife artist who had a long career with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Born in Columbus, Hines had no formal training in art or in wildlife science, yet by the age of twenty-seven he was working as staff artist with the Ohio Division of Wildlife, in 1947 he accepted a similar position with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, he illustrated many works for the USFWS, including Ducks at a Distance, Migration of Birds, Fifty Birds of Town and City, Wildlife Portrait Series. His illustrations were used in such works as Wildlife in America by Peter Matthiessen, Ducks and Swans of North America, Runes of the North by Sigurd F. Olson and in Rachel Carson's Under the Sea Wind. Juriga, John D. Bob Hines: National Wildlife Artist. Beaver's Pond Press, Edina, MN. 2012. USFWS, Ducks at a Distance—brief biography biography at Russell Fink Gallery Works by Bob Hines at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Bob Hines at Internet Archive Fifty Birds of Town and City: Complete book online.

USFWS line art by Bob Hines