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Billy Childish

Billy Childish is an English painter, poet, film maker and guitarist. Since the late 1970s, Childish has been prolific in creating music and visual art, he has led and played in bands including the Pop Rivets, Thee Milkshakes, Thee Headcoats, the Musicians of the British Empire working in the genres of garage rock and surf and releasing more than 100 albums. He is a consistent advocate for free emotional expression. Childish co-founded the Stuckism art movement with Charles Thomson in 1999, which he left in 2001. Since a new evaluation of Childish's standing in the art world has been under way, culminating with the publication of a critical study of Childish's working practice by the artist and writer Neal Brown, with an introduction by Peter Doig, which describes Childish as "one of the most outstanding, misunderstood, figures on the British art scene", he is a visiting lecturer at Rochester Independent College. In July 2014 Childish was awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts Degree from the University of Kent.

He is known for his explicit and prolific work – he has detailed his love life and childhood sexual abuse, notably in his early poetry and the novels My Fault, Notebooks of a Naked Youth, Sex Crimes of the Futcher – The Idiocy of Idears, in several of his songs, notably in the instrumental "Paedophile" and "Every Bit of Me". From 1981 until 1985 Childish had a relationship with artist Tracey Emin. Thirty years after Childish's first musical releases with Thee Milkshakes and Thee Mighty Caesars, a crop of lo-fi, surf rock and punk groups with psychedelic subtexts has surfaced referencing the aesthetic established by Childish in both their band names and in various aspects of their sonic aesthetic: Thee Oh Sees, Thee Open Sex, Thee Tsunamis, Thee Dang Dangs and many others. Billy Childish was born and works in Chatham, England, he has described his father, John Hamper, as a "complex, sociopathic narcissist": Hamper was jailed during Childish's teenage years for drug smuggling. Although he had an early and close association with many of the artists who became known as "YBA" artists he has resolutely asserted his independent status.

He was sexually abused when he was aged nine by a male family friend: "We were on holiday. I had to share a bed with him, it happened for several nights I refused to go near him. I didn't tell anyone", he left secondary school at an undiagnosed dyslexic. Refused an interview at the local art college, he entered Chatham Dockyard, Kent, as an apprentice stonemason. During the next six months, he produced some 600 drawings in "the tea huts of hell". On the basis of this work he was accepted into Saint Martin's School of Art, where he was friends with the artist Peter Doig, to study painting. However, his acceptance was short-lived and he was expelled in 1982 before completing the course, he lived on the dole for 15 years. In 2006 Childish turned down the offer to appear on Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother. Childish has practised meditation since the early 1990s; as a prospective student lacking the necessary entry qualifications, Childish was accepted into art school four times on the strength of his paintings and drawings.

He did a foundation year at Medway College of Design in 1977-78, was accepted onto the painting department of Saint Martin's School of Art in 1978, before quitting a month later. He was re-accepted at St Martins in 1980, but was expelled in 1982 for refusing to paint in the art school and other unruly behaviour. At Saint Martin's, Childish became friends with Peter Doig with whom he shared an appreciation of Munch, Van Gogh and blues music. Doig co-curated Childish's first London show at the Cubit Street Gallery. In the early/mid 1980s Childish was a "major influence" on the artist Tracey Emin, whom he met after his expulsion from Saint Martin's when she was a fashion student at Medway College of Design. Childish has been cited as the influence for Emin's confessional art. Childish has exhibited extensively since the 1980s and was featured in the British Art Show in 2000. In 2010 a major exhibition of Childish's paintings and music was held at The ICA London, with a concurrent painting show running at White Columns Gallery in NY.

Childish is represented by neugerriemschneider Berlin, Lehmann Maupin, NY, Carl Freedman, Margate and L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, London. In October 2012 alongside Art Below Childish presented his work at the exhibition'Art Below Regents Park' in Regent's Park Tube station to coincide with Frieze Art Fair, one of the most important international contemporary art fairs that takes place each October in London. In 2008 Childish formed the "non organisation" The British Art Resistance, held an exhibition under the title Hero of The British Art Resistance at The Aquarium L-13 gallery in London: A collection of paintings, records, poems, letters, photographs made in 2008. Childish made records of punk, garage and roll, folk, classical/experimental, spoken word and nursery rhymes. In a letter to Childish, the musician Ivor Cutler said of Childish: "You are too subtle and sophisticated for the mass market." Childish's groups include TV21 known as the Pop Rivets, sometimes spelled the Pop Rivits, with Bruce Brand, Romas Foord and Russell'Little Russ' Lax.

He formed a garage rock inspired band called Thee Milkshakes with Mickey Hampshire, Thee Mighty Caesars (198

Escola de Pós-Graduação em Economia

The Escola de Pós-Graduação em Economia is a Brazilian private higher education institution, founded in 1960 and linked to the Fundação Getúlio Vargas, located in Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil. It was established with the name Centro de Aperfeiçoamento de Economistas, where Bachelors of Economics prepared to take master's and doctoral programs abroad. In January, 1966, CAE became known with the introduction of its master's graduate program. Eight years in 1974, the Doctoral program was created. EPGE has been given the highest grade assigned by the Ministry of Education's Higher Learning Personnel Development Coordination to graduate Economics programs in Brazil; the mission of the Getulio Vargas Foundation Graduate School of Economics is enlarging human knowledge and contributing to solving the world's - Brazil's in particular - economic and socioeconomic problems. The School pursues such objectives by trying to offer the highest possible level of education backed by state-of-the-art faculty research.

Since its inception, in 1961, the FGV/EPGE has taught the elite of Brazilian economists. Through its faculty and alumni, it has added to the conduction of macro and microeconomic policies aimed at fighting poverty, taming inflation and enhancing economic development. Faculty publications in top professional journals after the mid-90's, have been frequent and always increasing. Faculty members are devoted to full-time research and invited to teach and present the results of their scientific investigations in the best departments of business and economics around the world; the School confers Undergraduate and Doctoral degrees in Economics. It publishes the Revista Brasileira de Economia, the oldest and most prestigious academic economic periodic in Brazil. After 50 years dedicated to its main objectives, as described above, it is fair to say that EPGE has so far fulfilled its predicted mission. FGV/EPGE has graduated several high-office public officials, including Ministers of State. Academically, the Tilburg International Ranking of Departments of Economics ranks FGV/EPGE since 2011 as the best school of Economics in Latin America.

Moreover, 2011 reports from the Brazilian Ministry of Education have elected both the undergraduate and the post-graduate programs of FGV/EPGE as the best ones offered in Brazil. The school offers three strict graduate programs: doctor of Economics, master of Economics and master of Finance and Business Economics; the two former are academic, the latter is professional. The master of Economics program aims students interested in applied education in Economics; the course is intended for students who plan to dedicate to academia, as well as for private and public sector professionals. A doctorate is an extension of the master's program, with new topics incorporated and higher demand levels; the Master of Finance and Business Economics program was launched in 2002. Its target audience lies in public sector managers. MFEE can be taken in parallel with the performance of professional tasks. EPGE launched its undergraduate Economics program since 2002, through the Brazilian School of Economics and Finance.

This program teaches some basic knowledge of Social Sciences. In addition to these courses, EPGE takes part in broad graduate programs in cooperation with the FGV Educational Development Institute. Known as specialization courses, these programs is intended so develop skills in the areas of Administration, Marketing and Logistics, Quality and Sales. Official website

Kris Wirtz

Kris Wirtz is a Canadian former pair skater. With Kristy Sargeant, he is the 1999 Four Continents silver medallist, the 1994 Skate Canada International champion, a two-time Canadian national champion; the pair competed at two Winter Olympics. Early in his career, Wirtz competed at the Canadian Championships in singles, ice dance, fours, as well as pairs, he competed with Sherry Ball at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville. In 1992, he teamed up with Kristy Sargeant. Sargeant/Wirtz finished fifth; the following season, they won the national silver medal and were assigned to the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, where they placed tenth. They finished 11th at the 1994 World Championships. In the 1994–95 season, Sergeant/Wirtz won gold at the 1994 Skate Canada International, having placed seventh a year earlier, but dipped to fifth at the Canadian Championships; the next season, they finished seventh at their second Worlds. The pair would appear at a total of seven World Championships during their career, placing as high as sixth.

In 1998, Sargeant/Wirtz won their first national title and were sent to the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. They had a disappointing Olympics, placing 12th after lots of problems, but came back and were the only pair in the entire event to skate 2 clean programs at the 1998 World Championships, were robbed of at least the silver medal, placing a disgraceful 7th; the pair became national champions for the second time in 1999, where they had been expected to lose to the rising stars Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, who had posted better results on the grand prix circuit. They had their best chance to medal at worlds that year, placing 4th after the short program, but 2 minor mistakes in the long dropped them to 6th, while the Polish bronze medallists had 2 major errors which would have left the door wide open for them had they skated cleanly. Thereafter they were soundly passed by Sale & Pelletier as top Canadian team, never factored on the world or international stage again, they surprised many by retiring after the 2001 season, when still solidly entrenched as Canada's number 2 team they were virtual locks for a spot on the 3 team 2002 Olympic team.

They returned to competition for the 2002-2003 season, ending their amateur careers withdrawing prior to the long program at the 2003 Canadians with injury. Wirtz was the Canadian team captain for five years, they work as coaches at the Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club in Waterloo, Canada. Wirtz is from Ontario, his brother was Paul Wirtz, a figure skating coach deceased April 6, 2006, his nephew is pair skater Sean Wirtz. Wirtz married Kristy Sargeant in 1999 and their first child together was born in 2002. On January 3, 2010 the Olympic torch relay passed through Ontario. Wirtz's father, Gunter Wirtz, carried the Olympic torch in a procession through the local hockey arena. Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club

Hartford & Hartford

Hartford & Hartford is a bluegrass album by John Hartford and his son, Jamie Hartford, released in 1991. "Love Grown Cold" – 2:55 "Run Little Rabbit" – 1:34 "Killing Floor" – 3:00 "When the Roses Bloom in Dixieland" – 4:30 "New Love" – 2:56 "Sweet Sunny South" – 4:43 "Painful Memories" – 2:48 "Nobody's Darling But Mine" – 3:14 "Put All Your Troubles Away" – 2:04 "I Know You Don't Love Me No More" – 3:10 "She's Still Gonna Break Your Heart" – 1:54 John Hartford – fiddle, vocals Jamie Hartford – vocals, mandolin Mark Howardguitar Roy Huskey, Jr. – bass Kenny Malone – percussionProduction notes: Jack Clement – executive producer John Hartford – producer, art direction Mark Howard – producer, mixing Dave Ferguson – engineer Denny Purcell – mastering

Lapu-Lapu, Philippines

Lapu-Lapu City the City of Lapu-Lapu, or known as Lapu-Lapu, is a 1st class urbanised city in the region of Central Visayas, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 408,112 people. Known as Opon, the city was renamed to its present name in 1961, it is one of the cities. It is geographically located in the province of Cebu, administratively independent from the province, but grouped under Cebu by the Philippine Statistics Authority. Lapu-Lapu City is bounded on the north by the main island of Cebu, to the west by Cebu City and Mactan Channel, on the east by the Camotes Sea, on the south by the town of Cordova; the city occupies Mactan Island, a few kilometers off the main island of Cebu. It has some of the barangays under its jurisdiction on the Olango Island Group; the city is linked to Mandaue on mainland Cebu by the Mactan-Mandaue Bridge and Marcelo Fernan Bridges. Mactan-Cebu International Airport, the second busiest airport in the Philippines, is located in Lapu-Lapu.

In the 16th century, Mactan Island was colonized by Spain. Augustinian friars founded the town of Opon in 1730, it became a city in 1961, it was renamed after Datu Lapu-Lapu, the island's chieftain, who led the defeat against the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521 in the Battle of Mactan, commemorated at the Lapu-Lapu shrine in Punta Engaño, where Magellan led a landing party of 40 men to resupply who were set upon by 1,500 locals and slew their captain and a few other men. The municipality of Opon was founded by the Augustinian missionaries in 1730, it was ceded to the Jesuits in 1737, restored to the Augustinians. When the Philippine Revolution spread to the Visayas in 1896, the people organised themselves into local revolutionary units. During the Filipino-American War, a military government was established; the continued resistance of the people of Cebu prompted the American government to restore military control over the province on 17 July 1901. In 1905, Opon held its first municipal election, Pascual dela Serna was elected town president.

Following the outbreak of World War II, the presence of bulk oil storage tanks in Opon made the town an object of Japanese raids a week after the outbreak of WWII in December 1941. The enemy aircraft succeeded in blowing up two of about fourteen oil storage tanks in Opon. A unit of the Kawaguchi Detachment of the Japanese Imperial Forces landed on the east coast of Cebu on 10 April 1942; the resistance movement was organised by Colonel James M. Cushing, leader of the southern and central units, Harry Fenton of the northern unit of the Cebu Resistance Movement. During the Battle of the Visayas, Victor II operations of the American Division led by Major General William Arnold landed in Cebu on 26 March 1945, subsequently liberated the province. Congressman Manuel A. Zosa, the representative of the Sixth District of Cebu, sponsored the Bill converting the former municipality of Opon into the present day city of Lapu-Lapu; this was the Republic Act 3134, known as the City Charter of Lapu-Lapu, signed on 17 June 1961 by Philippine President Carlos P. Garcia.

Lapu-Lapu was inaugurated on 31 December 1961, with Mariano Dimataga, the last municipal mayor, as the first city mayor. As a fast-growing commercial city, some of its commercial and industrial firms are the General Milling Company, one of the largest in the country. Air transportation for the city is served by the Mactan International Airport; the city includes the site of the Battle of Mactan. On 1 August 1973, by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 2060, President Ferdinand E. Marcos declared the site of the battle a national shrine. Mactan is the birthplace of Leonila Dimataga-Garcia, wife of Carlos P. Garcia, the fourth President of the Republic. Leonila Dimataga-Garcia was a relative of three-term consecutive Lapu-Lapu Citys' late Mayor, Ernest Weigel Jr. wife, the richest mayor in Metro Cebu, with a net worth of P57.7 million in the early 2000s. Lapu-Lapu comprises 30 barangays: Lapu-Lapu's main languages are the Cebuano dialect of Tagalog, English, the latter due to the influx of foreign tourists in the area.

Mariano Dimataga's term was interrupted during the years 1941-1945. Teodulo Tomakin and Eugenio Araneta were appointed as town mayors, they escaped from the Japanese, Jorge Tampus took over. During the Allied liberation by the combined Filipino-American forces, year 1945 Mariano Dimataga resumed his interrupted term. Mariano Dimataga retired on 30 December 1967, the last day of his term after thirty years of being mayor of Opon, Lapu-Lapu City. Mayor Maximo Patalinjug died. Asphalting of Major & Barangay Roads, MEMO of Agreement - Additional - for MEPZ. Mactan-Cebu International Airport is located in this city, connected to mainland Cebu via the Marcelo Fernan Bridge and Mactan-Mandaue Bridges, as well as the Cebu–Cordova Link Expressway, over the sea separating the Mactan island from the island of Cebu; the airport is the main gateway to Cebu and Central Visayas, serving international flights to various destinations to Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan. MCIA is the second busiest airport in the Philippines, after Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila.

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Ray Miller (baseball manager)

Raymond Roger Miller is an American former pitching coach and manager in Major League Baseball. A respected coach, he had two short terms as a manager — with the Minnesota Twins and the Baltimore Orioles — compiling a record of 266–297. A right-handed pitcher, Miller attended high school in Suitland and was named all-state in baseball in 1963, his senior year, he signed his first professional contract with the San Francisco Giants in 1964 was acquired by the Cleveland Indians farm system the following season. Despite winning 16 games with Reno of the Class A California League in 1968, Miller never reached the Major Leagues as a player, although he made it to Class AAA with Portland of the Pacific Coast League, Wichita of the American Association and Rochester of the International League from 1969–73. In his final season at Rochester, he was a player-coach, became minor league pitching instructor for the Red Wings' parent club, the Orioles, from 1974–77. At the close of the 1977 season, Miller agreed to join the coaching staff of the Texas Rangers, whose manager was former Baltimore third-base coach Billy Hunter.

But in January 1978, the Orioles' pitching coach position opened unexpectedly when George Bamberger was named skipper of the Milwaukee Brewers. Miller was let out of his Ranger contract and succeeded Bamberger as mound tutor of the pennant-contending Orioles, he worked under managers Earl Weaver and Joe Altobelli and coached for O's teams that won the 1979 American League championship and the 1983 world title. Miller tutored 20-game-winning pitchers such as Jim Palmer, Mike Boddicker, Mike Flanagan, Steve Stone and Scott McGregor during that period; the success of the Orioles' pitching staff made Miller a sought-after managerial candidate and on June 21, 1985, he received his first opportunity. Billy Gardner, who had led the Twins to a disappointing 27–35 record, was fired and Miller took control of the young Minnesota ballclub. Although the Twins improved to 50–50 over the remainder of the season, they performed so poorly in 1986, Miller was replaced as skipper by Tom Kelly on September 12.

He returned to the coaching ranks, spending ten seasons as pitching mentor of the Pittsburgh Pirates working for Jim Leyland and one back in Baltimore under Davey Johnson. When Johnson resigned at the close of the Orioles’ AL East Division championship season, Miller replaced him as manager, but over two seasons, the Orioles played ten games under the.500, he was fired in favor of Mike Hargrove in the autumn of 1999. Miller returned as pitching coach of the Orioles in 2004–05 and the Baltimore mound staff showed improvement under his tutelage, but Miller was forced to the sidelines by successful surgery to repair an aneurysm and was succeeded in that role by Leo Mazzone in 2006. As of December 18, 2014 Miller's induction into the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame was announced on March 22, 2010. According to the press release from "Miller will be enshrined for his work as a pitching coach with the Orioles. He had three stints with the Birds in that role—1978–85, 1997 and 2004–05. During Miller's tenure, the Orioles won the 1979 American League Championship and the 1983 World Series.

Five Orioles pitchers won at least 20 games under his tutelage—Mike Boddicker in 1984, Scott McGregor and Steve Stone in 1980, Mike Flanagan in 1979 and Jim Palmer in 1978. Miller served as manager for the Orioles during the 1998 and 1999 seasons, compiling a 157–167 record." Howard M. Balzer, ed; the Baseball Register, 1980 edition. St. Louis: The Sporting News. Montague, John, ed; the 1985 Baltimore Orioles Organization Book. St. Petersburg, Florida: The Baseball Library, 1985. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet Ray Miller managerial career statistics at