Robert Gordon Orr, is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player acknowledged as one of the greatest of all time. Orr used his ice skating speed and play-making abilities to revolutionize the position of defenceman, he played in the National Hockey League for 12 seasons, starting with 10 with the Boston Bruins followed by two with the Chicago Black Hawks. Orr remains the only defenceman to have won the league scoring title with two Art Ross Trophies, he assists in a single season by a defenceman. Orr won a record eight consecutive Norris Trophies as the NHL's best defenceman and three consecutive Hart Trophies as the league's most valuable player. Orr was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979 at age 31, the youngest to be inducted at that time. In 2017 Orr was named by the National Hockey League as one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players" in history. After his hockey career, he became a well-known scout for many professional teams, he spends time talking to and mentoring young skaters.
Orr started in organized hockey at age eight. He first played as a forward but moved to defence and was encouraged to use his skating skills to control play. Orr's play in Ontario provincial competition attracted the notice of NHL scouts as early as age twelve. At fourteen, Orr joined the Oshawa Generals, the Bruins' junior hockey affiliate, he was an all-star for three of his four seasons. In 1966, Orr joined the Boston Bruins, a team that had not won a Stanley Cup since 1941 and had not qualified for the playoffs since 1959. With Orr, the Bruins won the Stanley Cup twice, in 1970 and 1972, lost in the 1974 Final. In both victories, Orr scored the clinching goal and was named the playoff MVP. In the final achievement of his career, he was the MVP of the 1976 Canada Cup international hockey tournament. In 1976, Orr left Boston as a free agent to join the Black Hawks, but repeated injuries had destroyed his left knee, he retired in 1978 at age 30. Orr's first professional contract was one of the first in professional ice hockey to be negotiated by an agent.
It made him the highest-paid player in NHL history as a rookie. His second contract was the first million-dollar contract in the NHL. However, after his retirement, Orr learned he was in debt and he had to sell off most of what he owned. Orr sued the Black Hawks to settle his contract. Orr and his family returned to Boston. Orr aided the investigations that led to Eagleson's fraud disbarment. Orr supported the lawsuit that exposed the corruption of the NHL's pension plan. Orr entered the player agent business in 1996 and today is president of the Orr Hockey Group agency; the agency represents over 20 active NHL players. Orr is active in charitable works and in television commercials. Since 1996, Orr has coached a team of junior hockey players in the annual CHL Top Prospects Game. Orr was married in September 1973 to Margaret Louise Wood, he is a grandfather. Orr was born in the town of Parry Sound on the shores of Georgian Bay in Canada, his grandfather, Robert Orr, was a top-tier soccer pro player who emigrated from Ballymena, Northern Ireland to Parry Sound early in the 20th century.
Orr's father, Doug Orr, had once been a hockey prospect and was invited to join the Atlantic City Seagulls in 1942 but turned down the offer. Doug Orr instead joined the Royal Canadian Navy, he returned after the war to Parry Sound and Arva Steele, whom he had married before he left for war, to a job in the CIL dynamite factory. Doug and Arva had five children together: Patricia, Bobby and Doug Jr. Bobby was born on March 20, 1948 at St. Joseph's Hospital, where his grandmother Elsie Orr was a nurse. Bobby was a sick baby at birth and his survival was tenuous. Bobby Orr displayed his hockey talents from an early age. Orr played his first organized hockey in 1953 at age five, in the "minor squirt" division, a year after getting his first skates and playing shinny. Although he was tiny and somewhat frail, he soon was able to skate faster than anyone his own age, speed he demonstrated in races around the rink and in games; until he was ten years old, Orr played on the wing, as a forward. His coach, former NHL player Bucko McDonald moved Orr to defence.
Although Orr played defence, McDonald encouraged Orr to use his talents as a stickhandler and scorer to make offensive rushes. According to McDonald: "I used to tell Doug the kid was in his natural position when he played defence. You didn't have to be genius to see that – honest. I don't think Doug agreed, but he accepted my decision." Orr would credit McDonald: "Bucko taught me everything I know."Orr was noticed by the Boston Bruins in the spring of 1961, playing in a youth hockey tournament in Gananoque, Ontario. The Bruins' Wren Blair described him as "a combination of Doug Harvey and Eddie Shore." The Bruins pursued Orr. Blair made regular visits to the family home. In the fall of 1961, the Bruins invested CA$1,000 to sponsor his minor hockey team. Although three other NHL teams were interested in Orr, he signed in 1962 with the Bruins. Orr explained. They're rebuilding and I want to be part of that building program."Blair was involved with a plan to start a new Oshawa Generals franchise in a new arena in Oshawa, Ontario.
Despite the Bruins having a junior hockey franchise, the Niagara Falls Flyers, Blair convinced the Bruins to own another. He arranged a deal whereby the Bruins own
The Winter Street Church known as the Winter Street Congregational Church, is an historic former Congregational church at 880 Washington Street, corner of Winter Street in Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine. Built in 1843-44, it is a fine early example of Gothic Revival architecture and built by a local master builder, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 27, 1971. The building was saved from destruction by Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. in 1971, is now called the Winter Street Center. The former Winter Street Church stands just north of Bath's downtown area, facing Library Park at the northwest corner of Washington and Winter Streets, it is a single-story wood-frame structure, with a gabled roof topped by a multistage square tower. The main facade is divided into three bays, separated by pilasters that have Gothic arched panels, with those at the corners topped by pinnacles; the outer bays have entrances topped by Gothic arches and flanked by pilasters that rise to curved moulding over the arches.
The center bay has a pair of Gothic windows flanked by slender arched panels. The tower has each with pinnacles and paneled pilasters at the corners; the church was built in 1843-44 by Anthony Raymond, a local master builder, is an important early example of the Gothic Revival in New England. In 1848, due to its large enrollment, the sanctuary space was enlarged by reducing the size of the vestibule. In 1898 the interior was redesigned by Portland architect John Calvin Stevens; the building was rescued from demolition in 1971 by Sagadahoc Preservation, which purchased the building in 1986, now operates it as a community center. National Register of Historic Places listings in Sagadahoc County, Maine
Servant was a Christian rock group that grew out of the counter-culture Jesus Movement of the sixties and seventies. The band was founded in Victoria, British Columbia in 1976 by Jim Palosaari and performed to audiences throughout North America and Australia for over 12 years. Named "Higher Ground", the group changed their name to Servant; the lyrics of their songs were known for challenging the Christian Church to turn back to social justice and caring for the poor. A Servant rock concert was like a festival event; the band was known to incorporate comedy and short skits in their sets on stage. Servant was the first Christian rock group to use laser lights, flame tubes, fog machines, in addition to an extensive light show and quadraphonic sound. In the early 1980s some critics considered Servant's theatrics, light shows, smoke-bombs and flash-pot stage performances too raucous to be authentically Christian. However, the band's mission was to reach the ears and hearts of those who might not feel so comfortable in church buildings.
Shying away from the praise lyrics and easy-listening rock styles that typified most contemporary Christian music at the time, Servant instead attempted to offer edgy, passionate rock and an aggressive stage performance filled with an evangelistic Christian message, spiced with strong social commentaries. A CCM Magazine review of their 1981 release, Rockin' Revival, stated that the band's lyrics reflected Christian communal subculture, contained elements of social protest and criticism. Servant toured extensively throughout America and Australia in concert halls and at music festivals like "Creation" and "Greenbelt", they recorded 6 studio albums with songs that ranked in the Top 40 Contemporary Christian Music Charts including "Come Jesus Come", "Holding on to You", "Thank God", "We are the Light", "Surrender", "Harder to Finish", "I Will". From 1981 to 1985, opening acts for Servant included Grammy Award-winning Petra, DeGarmo & Key, Joe English, Will McFarlane, Randy Matthews and Steve Camp.
Petra opened for Servant on tour in late 1981 and early 1982 just as Petra's breakthrough album, Never Say Die was being released. The band reunited to perform a one-off concert at Cornerstone Festival in July 2011. In November 2013, Servant was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award from GMA Canada during ceremonies held during the 35th Annual Covenant Awards. On hand to receive the award were band members: Sandie Brock, Owen Brock, Bob Hardy, Rob Martens, Matt Spransy and Eric Odell. Servant has some origins in 1973 from Lonesome Stone, a Christian rock musical touring Europe billed as a multi-media production of the Jesus generation portrayed in music and drama to rival the likes of the musical Godspell. Servant's first song to hit the Top 40 CCM charts, "Come Jesus Come", was first recorded in 1973 on Lonesome Stone's LP. Lonesome Stone was an outreach of Jesus People Europe, which came out of Jesus People Milwaukee, the latter formed the basis of what became Jesus People USA in Chicago.
After Jesus People Europe disbanded and others formed the Highway Missionary Society a year based in British Columbia, with Servant the primary outreach of the Society, based on the West Coast of North America. In 1984 they were renamed The Servant Community in Ohio. Sandie Brock: Lead Vocals Bob Hardy: Lead Vocals Bruce Wright: Lead Guitar, backing vocals Owen Brock: Rhythm Guitar, backing vocals Rob Martens: Bass, backing vocals David Holmes: Drums, backing vocals Matt Spransy: Keyboards Eric Odell: Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, 12-string Electric Tim Spransy: Lead Guitar Sam Evans: Drums, backing vocals Randy Brown: Keyboards Tim McAllister: Lead Guitar Ric Hordinski: Lead Guitar Linford Detweiler: Bass, Keyboards Brian Kelley: Drums Source: Timeline Shallow Water, Tunesmith Rockin' Revival, Tunesmith Remix, Horizon World of Sand, Rooftop Records Caught in the Act of Loving Him, Rooftop Records Light Maneuvers, Myrrh Records Swimming in a Human Ocean, Myrrh Recordssource: Christian Music Archive, Servant Video of Servant's song "Human Heart" Video of Servant's song "The Dance"
The Kingdom of Besut Darul Iman was a historical Malay Kingdom located in the northeastern coast of the Malay Peninsula, precursor of the present-day Besut District and most of Setiu, Terengganu. A principality of Terengganu, the state was established in 1780 following the crowning of a Terengganuan prince, Tengku Kadir as the Raja Palembang Besut; the House of Palembang, a cadet branch of Terengganu nobility continued to rule the territory before it was unified with Terengganu in 1899. Based on the narration by Kisah Pelayaran Abdullah ke Kelantan and Tuhfat al-Nafis, Besut was founded by a group of Pattani and Sumatran pilgrims led by Che Latif, a Palembangese chief. Upon their arrival, they were met by a group of indigenous Orang Asli community who had settled in the area. To resolve this issue, Che Latif negotiated for a relocation program for the natives, he offered fishing equipments to the community as compensation for their transfer; the Orang Asli agreed to relinquish their rights on the territory and departed for Hulu Besut where they established new settlement in the hinterland.
Following the departure of the Orang Asli, Che Latiff and the pilgrims constructed a settlement around the Besut riverbanks. The soil is suitable for rice-cultivation; the pilgrims built a wharf to engage with regional trade network. The settlement was named Palembang, derived from their place of origin. Upon the death of Che Latif, the local administration was succeeded by his son, Che Kamat, it was during his time that Besut was plagued by the piratical activities originating from nearby islands. It was believed that the raiders were led by Panglima Garang; the local chief decided to request aid from the Terengganu Sultanate to combat the sea bandits. The request was granted by Mansur I of Terengganu, with the army being mobilised into the territory led by Tengku Kadir, a Terengganese prince; the campaign was proven to be successful with the piratical activities being near eradicated. The bandits were forced to retreat to Pulau Perhentian following their defeat; as a reward for incapacitating the piratical traffic, Tengku Kadir was granted the crown of Besut, with the style of Raja Palembang, while Che Kamat was elected as an Orang Besar, a local lord with administrative powers in Pulau Rhu.
In the wake of the establishment of the kingdom, the Raja ordered the construction of forts along the Besut River, close to Kota Palembang. He relocated the capital to Kampong Raja, his rule witnessed a period of relative stability in the territory. Tengku Ali ascended the throne as the second Raja Palembang following the death of Tengku Kadir in 1835; the reign of Tengku Ali witnessed the growing intervention pertaining to the domestic Besut administration from the Terengganuan central government. On 22 November 1876, the second Raja Palembang staged a revolt for independence against Terengganu rule; the armed conflict known as Perang Besut. The revolt commenced during the absence of Tengku Ali at the time of the installation of Tengku Ahmad as the Yang Dipertuan Muda of Terengganu. In wake of the peculiar absence, the Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Omar mobilised his armed forces to Besut. On arrival, they were met by a Besut resistance movement led by Tengku Ali, supported by an assembly of Kelantanese militia ready to launch an attack.
Sultan Omar petitioned his objection letter to the King of Siam and the Governor of Singgora, he warned the Kelantanese government not to interfere with his dependencies. He launched an 8,000-man army commanded by General Panglima Besar Orang Kaya Megat Seri Mahkota Raja to Besut; the General was assisted by Tengku Yusof Panglima Kedai Payang, Tengku Long bin Mustaffa and Tengku Nik, while the commanders consist of Encik Musa, Datuk Bandar Jaafar, Tok Kaya Mahkota Haji Abdul Rahman and Tun Setia Wan Ismail Kampung Gedung. The tactical control was planned by Engku Saiyed Seri Perdana, who held the position equal as the Prime Minister of Terengganu, he drafted a plan for a severe cannon bombardment launched into the coast. The battle was successful which led to the retreat of Tengku Ali north to Kelantan where he lived in exile in the state until his death. Following the revolt, Besut was governed by Tengku Ngah, appointed by the Sultan of Terengganu; the appointment of Tengku Ngah as the Raja of Besut was objected by Tengku Muda.
Amidst the chaos ensured, Tengku Ngah abdicated from his position and elected his brother, Tengku Chik Haji as a successor. The crisis escalated into the division of Besut, with Tengku Muda ruled over Kampung Lampu, while Tengku Chik Haji has his jurisdiction in Kampong Raja; the severity of the crisis led the Sultan of Terengganu to arrive in Besut in order to reconcile the matter. To resolve the conflict, the sultan took into consideration the geographical locations of the respective rulers, his verdict was in favour of Tengku Chik Haji as the King of Besut, due to his advantageous geographical location in Kampung Raja, compared to the western Kampung Lampu. The ratification of Tengku Chik Haji as the ruler of Besut ushered in a period of peace and stability in the area, he was awarded autonomous power equal to a local sovereign to preside over criminal trials. He received taxation rights over the land, it was during his rule that Besut witnessed the role of Islam continuing to flourish in the area with the establishment of religious institutions, various waqfs, police stations, among other.
The palatial residence, built during his reign in 1878 still stands today. The last king in the Royal House of Palembang was
Whale Trail is a mobile game developed by British software company Ustwo and released in October 2011. The game follows Willow the Whale as he flies through the sky, trying to get away from Baron von Barry, the squid-like antagonist. Whale Trail is an endless runner game, where the player tries to collect bubbles to allow them to keep flying, while avoiding clouds; the game went through months of design work and beta-testing. Whale Trail was developed by British indie studio ustwo; the company was founded in 2004 by two friends. The company grew and became one of the largest client service-based game developers. Matt Mills, the founder of ustwo, stated that some of his inspiration for Whale Trail came from the game Tiny Wings. Mills believed that Tiny Wings created a want for similar "one-touch mechanic" games, which only require the player to interact with gameplay. According to Mills, "The release of Tiny Wings was inspirational in that it taught me that simple mechanics could go all the way to the top."
Mills' said that he hoped to make a game that would be liked by all types of gamers and would "appeal to the widest demographic possible", but at the same time would keep a design that the company would like and that would "be loved by the design conscious". Developmental work for Whale Trail began with a prototyping phase, where the goal was "to explore as many different directions as possible and to see what turned us on." The company based the process around the idea that "we could polish anything we came up with" but that they could "make sure that we had an engine this time that could drive us all the way to the top." The prototyping ended up taking two months to complete and was concluded when they decided on a loop-the-loop mechanic game. The game has a Metacritic score of 84% based on 15 critic reviews; the A. V. Club said, "Whale Trail is just plain awesome." Modojo wrote, "One of the finest games. It joins Tiny Wings, Angry Birds and Cut the Rope as a handful of quality titles you must have on either your iPhone or iPad."
TouchArcade wrote, "Whale Trail contains all the components of a hit iOS game – colorful visuals, catchy music, a cute main character, gameplay that's easy for anybody to pick up but hard to master. But somehow, it manages to not feel forced or contrived." AppSafari said, "Whale Trail's gameplay is simple yet addictive, making it the perfect kind of game for an iPhone. " AppGamer said, "While the balanced scoring system encourages replays, it's the presentation and cute 60's vibe that makes Whale Trail stand out, alongside that memorable soundtrack from Gruff Rhys. Whale Trail is a refreshing blast of multicoloured fun that will brighten up the darkest day." AppSmile said, "Replay value is great, as the endless nature gives you plenty of opportunity to best your score and compete against others." 148Apps said. With mechanics that are nearly perfect, a style, difficult to out-do, this is a game that must be checked out by anyone who likes endless runner games, or anyone who just likes to feel happy while they play.
This game is just fun."Multiplayer.it said, "Whale Trail is one of the best'endless run' on the App Store, thanks to the fantastic mix between atmosphere and gameplay. A great level design and the particular soundtrack complete an splendid picture." 4Players.de wrote, "Within the overcrowded genre of'endless runners' Whale Trail stands out thanks to its psychedelic artdesign, while the mechanics are similar to the likes of Tiny Wings or Jetpack Joyride." AppSpy said, "'Been there, done that' isn't quite fair to say of a game like Whale Trail. Although it may seem like yet another endless title, its stellar level of presentation. Gamezebo said, "Simple to play, utterly charming, addictive, Whale Trail has all the makings of a great mobile game." PocketGamerUK wrote, "A charming confection that's impossible not to like, with stellar production values and solid gameplay." SlideToPlay said, "Whale Trail is like a pleasant psychedelic daydream that's over before you know it." Edge Magazine wrote, "It's a breezily entertaining flight through seven coloured environments, though it never quite generates the same feeling of mastery as its inspiration: reaching the Violet Zone for the second time isn't as significant an achievement as diving down to the undulating surface of Island 9."
Tap! wrote, "Be mindful, that beyond the visuals, the game offers little new, so don't expect to still be playing it in a year's time."
The Tick is an American web television series created for Amazon Video by Ben Edlund, based on his comic book character of the same name. Its pilot premiered on August 18, 2016. A "half-season", through to the sixth episode, was released on August 25, 2017, another six episodes were released on February 23, 2018. On January 17, 2018, Amazon ordered a second season of ten episodes, which premiered on April 5, 2019. Edlund revealed on Twitter. On June 14, Edlund said that he was unable to find a "new home" for the Tick, ending the series with two seasons; the Tick is a nigh invulnerable superhero in a blue tick suit who arrives in the city to help combat crime and uncover the mysterious figure behind the city's underworld. He befriends a mild-mannered young man named Arthur who becomes his sidekick, they come to realize that an long-dead supervillain called "The Terror" may still be pulling the strings in the city's underworld. Peter Serafinowicz as The Tick Griffin Newman as Arthur Everest Valorie Curry as Dot Everest Brendan Hines as Superian Yara Martinez as Miss Lint/Janet/Joan of Arc Scott Speiser as Overkill//Straight Shooter/Esteban Jackie Earle Haley as The Terror In March 2016, it was announced that Amazon Video had ordered a pilot for a The Tick reboot with Peter Serafinowicz starring as The Tick along with Griffin Newman as Arthur.
Co-starring in the pilot would be Valorie Curry as Arthur's sister Dot and Brendan Hines as Superian. In April 2016, Jackie Earle Haley was cast as The Terror. In September 2016, Amazon Prime picked up the show for a full season of 12 episodes. Amazon ordered a second season of 10 episodes, which premiered on April 5, 2019. Amazon cancelled the series after two seasons. Creator Ben Edlund intended to shop the series around to other streaming services, but announced he could not find a new home for the show before the contracts for the actors expired, thus ending the series; the pilot of The Tick premiered on Amazon Video on August 18, 2016. The first six episodes of the first season were released on August 25, 2017; the remaining six episodes of the first season were released on February 23, 2018. The entire second season was released on April 5, 2019. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 90% approval rating with an average rating of 7.4/10 based on 61 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Likeable characters add realism and heart to the tongue-in-cheek humor and high-octane action that fuels The Tick."
Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 72 out of 100, based on reviews from 23 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Rick Austin of Fortress of Solitude gave the show a score of 4/5 and felt that the show had managed to fix several of the flaws he saw in the pilot episode, he concluded, "With so few good superhero comedies out there, this is the show the world needs."The second season has a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 10 reviews, with an average rating of 8.2/10. In 2018 the series was nominated for a Saturn Award in the category "Best New Media Superhero Series". Official website The Tick on IMDb