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Carrie-Anne Moss

Carrie-Anne Moss is a Canadian actress. Following early roles on television, she rose to international prominence for her role of Trinity in The Matrix trilogy, she has starred in Memento, Red Planet, Fido, Snow Cake, Unthinkable, Silent Hill: Revelation, Pompeii. She portrayed Jeri Hogarth in several television series of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most notably Jessica Jones. Carrie-Anne Moss was born in the daughter of Barbara and Melvyn Moss, she has Brooke. Moss's mother named her after The Hollies' 1967 hit song, "Carrie Anne", released in May that year. Moss lived with her mother in Vancouver as a child. At the age of 11, she joined the Vancouver children's musical theatre and went on to tour Europe with the Magee Secondary School Choir in her senior year. While in Spain, Moss obtained a role as Tara, the clerk to Judge Bruce Marshall, in the drama series Dark Justice, her first television appearance, she moved from Barcelona to Los Angeles with the series in 1992. Moss left Dark Justice before the series' third and final season and was replaced by Elisa Heinsohn as Samantha "Sam" Collins.

She enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena upon her return, she subsequently starred in Fox's prime time soap opera Models Inc. a spin-off of Melrose Place, as a model, starring alongside Dallas alumna Linda Gray. The series was cancelled in July 1995, she headlined a short-lived made-in-Canada series entitled Matrix. For most of the 1990s, she appeared in several television series such as Street Justice, Baywatch, F/X: The Series, Due South, for which she scored a nomination for the Gemini Award for Best Guest Actress in a Drama. Many of her film roles in the decade were in B movies, including Flash-fire, The Soft Kill, Tough-guy, Lethal Tender and The Secret Life of Algernon, her breakthrough role came. Her role demanded extreme acrobatic actions, she underwent a three-hour physical test during casting; the film grossed over US$460 million worldwide and was acclaimed by critics, some of whom have considered it one of the greatest science fiction films made. Moss asserted that prior to being cast in The Matrix, she had "no career".

It transformed her career. Everything I've done since has been because of that experience, it gave me so much." Moss was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actress, for the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female Performance. Moss had four film releases in 2000 -- Red Planet, The Crew and Memento. In the romantic comedy Chocolat, she took on the role of Caroline Clairmont, a cold, devoutly pious woman living in a French village; as part of an overall positive response towards the film, The New York Times remarked that Moss, "as an upright widowed mother swathed in mournful baby blue, radiates glimmers of hurt. The film made US$152 million at the international box office; the science fiction thriller Red Planet saw her play the commander and leader of a rescue mission to Mars. A. V Club felt that Moss was "largely reduced to worrying while modeling a series of tight-fitting space fashions". Despite an US$80 million budget, the film only grossed US$33 million worldwide, she appeared as detective Olivia Neal in the crime black comedy The Crew, directed by Michael Dinner and starring Burt Reynolds, Seymour Cassel and Richard Dreyfuss.

In Christopher Nolan's neo-noir psychological thriller Memento, she starred opposite Guy Pearce portraying a manipulative bartender who meets a man suffering from anterograde amnesia. Producer Jennifer Todd suggested Moss for the part after being impressed by her performance in The Matrix. While actress Mary McCormack lobbied for the role, Nolan decided to cast Moss as Natalie, saying, "She added an enormous amount to the role of Natalie that wasn't on the page"; the film became a sleeper hit, being acclaimed by critics and earning US$39.7 million over a US$9 million budget. She won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her performance. Moss reprised the role of Trinity in the back-to-back sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, both released in 2003. Like the original, The Matrix Reloaded received positive critical reception, became a major box office hit, grossing US$742.1 million worldwide. The Matrix Revolutions made US$427.3 million globally. During an interview with BBC Online, Moss expressed her pride for starring in the franchise, which she described as a "segment of life": "It's deep and it's beautiful to have been part of it for so long.

It's pretty spectacular". She provided animated spin-offs of the films. In 2005, Moss starred with Aaron Eckhart and Ben Kingsley in the little-seen thriller Suspect Zero, as FBI agent Fran Kulok, was part of an ensemble cast in the independent dramedy The Chumscrubber, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Moss appeared in the zombie comedy Fido, playing a housewife in a 1950s-esque alternate universe where radiation from space has turned the dead into zombies, she noted the "very rich" and "very visual" script for the film, became drawn to the project for its "underlying messages about control and domination". The film was an opening night film at the Toronto International Film Festival and received favourable

St. Peter's Island

St. Peter’s Island (German: Sankt Petersinsel, it has a maximum width of 800 metres. Its highest point is 45 metres above lake level, it was formed in the last Ice Age. It is a promontory of the Jolimont, above Erlach. Politically the island is split between the municipalities of Erlach and Twann-Tüscherz, the largest part belonging to the latter municipality. In the late nineteenth century following the engineering works of the Jura water correction, the water-level of the three lakes of the Seeland have dropped enough to clear the until-then hidden isthmus, linking Cerlier to St. Peter’s Island, which has since become a peninsula, although separated from the shore by a canal. Monks of the Cluniac order were the first inhabitants of the island, built a monastery here in 1127. Before his expulsion, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, spent two months on the island in 1765 calling it the "happiest time of his life"; the former priory building is a listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance. It was founded in 1107 when Count Wilhelm III of Burgundy-Mâcon gave his lands in Bellmund and on the island, at the time known as the "Island of the Counts", to Cluny Abbey.

A small monastery was built on the island on the site of an earlier church. Traces of Merovingian graves, a Carolingian wooden monastery and an abandoned 11th century basilica have been discovered near the current building; the small priory had at most five monks in residence and may have had additional rooms for travelers. On 10 February 1127 Wilhelm IV, the son of Wilhelm III, was buried in the monastery graveyard after he was murdered in Payerne a few days previously. A monastery church was built north of the priory in the first third of the 12th century; the vogt and patronage rights over the monastery remained with the Counts of Burgundy before passing to the Zähringens. They were followed by the Counts of Kyburg, in the 13th century and the Counts of Nidau in the first half of the 14th. In 1484 the priory was dissolved and the estates passed to the college of canons of St. Vinzenz Cathedral in Bern. After Bern accepted the Protestant Reformation in 1530, the priory buildings were transferred to the Niederen Spital in Bern.

The monastery church was demolished in a wine cellar built below the former choir. Over the following years the priory building was used as a sheep farm and an inn and it was extensively modified and rebuilt. Built as a four sided building with a central courtyard, in 1810/15 the north wing was demolished turning it into a three wing, horseshoe shaped building; the south wing was unified under a single roof in the 19th century and in 1911 it was renovated in the Swiss Heimatstil. Today the priory building is a restaurant. Swisstopo topographic maps St. Peter's Island on biel-seeland.ch St. Peter's Island on MySwitzerland.com

Dag Heward-Mills

Dag Heward-Mills is an African Evangelist, pastor and conference speaker based in Accra, Ghana. He is the founder and presiding Bishop of the United Denomination Originating from the Lighthouse Group Of Churches, he is the founder of the Anagkazo Bible and Ministry Training Center located at Mampong in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Dag Heward-Mills serves on the board of directors of Church Growth International and the Pentecostal World Fellowship. Heward-Mills was born on 14 May 1963 to a Swiss mother and Ghanaian father in London, United Kingdom, he has spent his entire life in Ghana. He was converted to Christianity while having his secondary education at Achimota School, he joined Christian youth campaigns such as the Scripture Union as well as the Calvary Road Singers after his conversion. He proceeded to the University of Ghana Medical School, he started the Light House Chapel International while still a student in Medical school, having felt a strong call of God to start a church. In his fifth year of medical school, Heward-Mills started the church in a little classroom in the School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, with no more than 15 members.

Amidst persecutions in various forms and with his academic work demanding time and effort, he saw this little church grow until it now filled the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Canteen. Dag Heward-Mills founded the Lighthouse Chapel International church in 1987, he states that God placed upon him the anointing to teach, that led him to begin holding meetings in a classroom on his University campus at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. As attendance increased and larger halls had to be used. In 1992, the fledgling church acquired an old cinema hall within the Korle-Gonno area and mobilized its members to renovate the structure; the Korle Gonno Cathedral would become the first of several Cathedrals with the city of Accra that Dag Heward-Mills would build. The congregation grew until in 2006, he commissioned the construction of one the largest church complexes in Africa. Over the years Heward-Mills has inspired many of his members to become missionaries and workers to help build the denomination into an internationally reputable ministry.

From the humble beginnings of meetings in a small classroom, there has been growth that continues to spread. Heward-Mills has since planted over 3000 churches in 80 different countries worldwide; the Lighthouse Chapel International denomination has both acquired and built multiple buildings, including the Qodesh – its international headquarters. The Qodesh is one of ultramodern complexes in Africa; the Bishop's vision to encourage as many people as possible to work for God is reflected today in the many camps he holds across the world, it is explained in the book titled Many Are Called. These camps have seen the birth of many "missionaries", who made several sacrifices including giving up their jobs and livelihood and relocating themselves to different countries to start branches of LCI. Heward-Mills records the messages preached at these "camps" and offers them for sale in a compilation he calls "the Machaneh" — a compilation of all the camp messages. Heward-Mills and the Lighthouse Church are involved in the raising, training and supporting missionaries al all corners of the globe.

Heward-Mills is marked by his strong emphasis on church planting and the spread of the Christian gospel through the sacrifice of Christians. And obedience to God by ordinary men; as well as being the head of a large denomination, Heward-Mills is one of the best-selling authors in the Christian world today. His style of writing is notably understandable, with a wealth of scriptures; the books include titles such as The Art of Leadership, The art of hearing, the renowned Loyalty and Disloyalty series of seven titles, the best-selling marriage counselling book Model Marriage and The Megachurch. His writings are now available in 27 languages including French, Russian and Spanish, have been made accessible to millions of people worldwide, his works have been patronised by several church leaders of other denominations who claim to have tangibly benefited from key biblical insights in the books. The most popular of the books so far has been Loyalty and Disloyalty, accredited the Grand Award from the Ghana Christian Book Awards body in 2007.

It is now one in the Loyalty series of seven books. He has compiled 60 of his best selling books in a library and named it the Makarios Library Heward-Mills is acknowledged in the Christian World as an evangelist, teacher and a respected minister of the Gospel, he has invitations to preach in several churches and organisations, nationally and internationally. Heward-Mills has said that he views conferences and conventions as part of the work the Lord has called him to do. Many pastors, ministers of the Gospel, church workers and diverse congregations are thus encouraged and strengthened to continue in what he refers to as "the work of the ministry", he holds annual international conferences dubbed "Give Thyself Wholly - Work of the Ministry" conferences, in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Ghana. These were known as the "Iron Sharpneth Iron Conferences"; these conferences bring together thousands of pastors, church leaders and workers from various denominations, all around the globe, whose participation births fresh hope, new visions, revivals and

Metropolitan Borough of Greenwich

The Metropolitan Borough of Greenwich was a metropolitan borough in the County of London between 1900 and 1965. It bordered the boroughs of Woolwich and Deptford and, across the River Thames, the borough of Poplar and the County Borough of West Ham in Essex. Within the area of the borough were the Royal Naval College, the Royal Observatory and Greenwich Park; the borough was abolished in 1965, its area was merged with that of the borough of Woolwich to form the London Borough of Greenwich within the new ceremonial county of Greater London. The borough was formed from four civil parishes: Charlton-next-Woolwich, Deptford St Nicholas and Kidbrooke. In 1901 Charlton-next-Woolwich and Kidbrooke were merged to form Kidbrooke. In 1930 the remaining three civil parishes were combined into a single civil parish called Borough of Greenwich, conterminous with the metropolitan borough. Previous to the borough's formation it had been administered by two separate local bodies: Greenwich District Board of Works and Lee District Board of Works.

The borough covered 3,852 acres. The population in each decennial census was: Constituent parishes 1801–1899 Metropolitan Borough 1900–1961 The borough was divided into eight wards for elections: Charlton & Kidbrooke, North West, South East, South, St Nicholas Deptford and West. Metropolitan borough councils elections were held triennially; the first election to the borough council was held on 1 November 1900. The result was a majority for the pro-Conservative Moderates; the opposition was formed by the Progressives with 8 seats. At the next election in 1903 Moderates held control with the support of 2 Independent Conservative councillors. By the time of the 1906 election, the Conservatives contested the elections throughout London under the Municipal Reform label; the Municipal Reformers held the council with 21 seats to 4 Independents. They held the council at the 1909 and 1912 elections: 1909 saw the first Socialist councillor elected to the council. Due to World War I, the next council election was not held until 1919.

The Labour Party took control of the borough, with 20 seats to 10 for the Municipal Reform Party. Three years the position was reversed, with Municipal Reformers retaking control with 22 seats to Labour's 11. At the 1925 election the Municipal Reform and Labour parties both took 15 seats, the borough council was under no overall control; the same party composition was returned at the 1931 elections. Labour subsequently gained control. Labour held the borough at the 1937 election. Elections were again suspended during the Second World War, the next contest being in 1945: Labour held the borough. Elections to boroughs due in November 1948 were postponed to May 1949 to coincide with those for county councils; the Conservative Party contested the elections in the place of the Municipal Reformers. Labour held the council at this and all elections to the metropolitan borough council, with the Conservatives forming the only other grouping; the last election to the council was held on 10 May 1962, when Labour gained 29 seats to 6 for the Conservatives.

A parliamentary borough of Greenwich had been formed by the Reform Act 1832. In 1918 the boundaries were realigned to correspond to the metropolitan borough; the borough council was granted a coat of arms by the College of Arms on 15 July 1903. The central band bearing an hour-glass represented the Greenwich Meridian and the surrounding stars the Royal Observatory; the crest above the shield was an ancient ship and crossed anchors, standing for the connections of Greenwich with the Royal Navy. The Latin motto was Tempore utimur or "We use time": a reference to Greenwich Mean Time; some charges from these arms were taken over for the arms of the London Borough of Greenwich in 1965 and in 2012 for the new coat of arms of the Royal Borough of Greenwich. West Greenwich House was built in 1876 and served as headquarters for the Greenwich District Board of Works before it was inherited by the new Borough Council in 1900; when built it had a lantern above the parapet. It served as the Town Hall until 1939.

Today it thrives as the West Greenwich Arts Centre. In 1939, a new and much larger Greenwich Town Hall and Borough Hall were built on the corner of Greenwich High Road and Royal Hill in the Art Deco style; when the Metropolitan Borough of Greenwich was merged into the London Borough of Greenwich in the 1960s, Woolwich Town Hall was used as the headquarters for the new larger borough instead. The Town Hall and Borough Hall buildings are now occupied by GSM London and a dance centre respectively. Robert Donald, ed.. "London: Greenwich". Municipal Year Book of the United Kingdom for 1907. London: Edward Lloyd

Anthony Woodson

Anthony Woodson is a professional Canadian football running back, a free agent. He was drafted 29th overall by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 2010 CFL Draft and played for parts of two seasons with the club. On September 9, 2013, Woodson was traded to the Toronto Argonauts, along with a fifth round draft pick in 2014, in exchange for offensive lineman Marc Parenteau and a third round draft pick in 2014, he signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as a free agent on February 11, 2015 and spent two years with the team before signing with his hometown Stampeders on February 17, 2017. Woodson played CIS football for the Calgary Dinos from 2006 to 2008 and 2010 to 2011, sitting out the 2009 season due to injury. Calgary Stampeders bio Hamilton Tiger-Cats bio Toronto Argonauts bio

Old Oak Common railway station

Old Oak Common is a planned railway station to be constructed on the site of the Old Oak Common traction maintenance depot to the west of London in Old Oak Common 1⁄3 mile south of Willesden Junction station. When built, it is expected to be one of the largest rail hubs in London, at about 1⁄2 mile in length and 65 feet below surface level; the new station has been included as a part of the High Speed 2 line from London to Birmingham, covered by the High Speed Rail Act 2017. This hybrid bill conferred powers to construct and maintain phase 1, including intermediate stations; the surrounding area, including possible above-station development, is controlled by the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation set up in April 2015. The station will provide a major transport interchange with a number of other main line and commuter rail services, including Crossrail and the Great Western Main Line; the High Speed 2 line will be below ground level at the Old Oak Common site, with the parallel Great Western Main Line and Crossrail tracks on the surface to the south.

Initial groundwork started on the site in 2019, following the completion of the consultation opened in February 2019. At its peak, there will be 1,500 workers building the station. According to proposals issued in 2010 by the Department for Transport, Old Oak Common will provide direct interchange between HS2 and Crossrail and Great Western Main Line services, including those operated by Heathrow Express and Great Western Railway; the following table illustrates the planned range of services, based on current DfT documentation on the station, additional proposed serves are described in the following sub-sections. Due to the proximity of the Old Oak Common site to other lines, it has been suggested that further connections could be made with commuter rail services; the 2010 DfT command paper highlights opportunities for interchanges at Old Oak Common with London Underground, London Overground, West London line services between South Croydon and Milton Keynes Central. An early report prepared in 2011 for the Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham by Terry Farrell & Partners explored several interchange possibilities and proposed the construction of an overhead light rail, automated people mover or personal rapid transit system linking "Old Oak Central" with North Acton, Kensal Green and Willesden Junction stations.

However, as of 2018, no actual proposals exist to create an interchange with these lines. Transport for London considered several options for creating an interchange with London Overground, including a combined North London/West London Line station on the southern side of the site, adjacent to Wormwood Scrubs, two separate stations located to the south and to the west of the site. In October 2017, TfL began a public consultation on the construction of two new Overground stations; the consultation concluded that two separate London Overground stations on the Old Oak Common site would be the preferred option: Old Oak Common Lane on the North London line would be built to the west of the main station, Hythe Road on the West London line would be located east of the station, near Scrubs Lane. In September 2017, a proposal was made for a new West London Orbital from Hounslow to Hendon using the disused Dudding Hill Line. If the scheme were to go ahead, London Overground services would run via Old Oak Common station located at Victoria Road and other new stations at Brent Cross West and Harlesden.

Four trains per hour would run from Hendon to Hounslow and another service from Hendon to Kew Bridge via Old Oak Common. As of July 2019, the scheme was being considered by TfL. Network Rail has proposed that the Chiltern Main Line should have a second terminal at Old Oak Common to increase capacity on the route as there is no room to expand the station at Marylebone. To do so, services would use the Acton–Northolt line with some Chiltern trains terminating at Old Oak Common rather than Marylebone. A 2017 Network Rail report on the long term plans for the Chiltern Line, included an option of providing additional platforms at Old Oak Common station area as a relief for Marylebone, with upgrading of the Acton-Northolt Line. Although the 2010 DfT proposal for HS2 outlined a number of other possible transport links at Old Oak Common, including the addition of a direct link with the High Speed 1 route to Mainland European services via the Channel Tunnel, it was removed following the Higgins Review Services operated by Southern running between Milton Keynes Central and East Croydon pass through the Old Oak Common site.

The line will pass the planned location of Hythe Road Overground station to join the West London Line at Mitre Bridge 500 metres to the east of the Old Oak Common station site. TfL have stated that it will not be possible to construct platforms to accommodate Southern trains and that an interchange will not be provided; the construction company Parsons Brinckerhoff submitted a detailed plan to High Speed 2 which included West London Line, North London Line, West Coast Main Line and Dudding Hill Line platforms, although this pre-dated the announcement of the HS2 London terminus such that their proposed alignment would not be possible. Network Rail's London and South East Route Utilisation Strategy published in 2011 examines the possibility of constructing a chord through the Old Oak Common area to connect Crossrail to the West Coast Main Line; the report notes that a proportion of trains on the Crossrail service are planned to terminate at Paddington, that a new western branch of Crossrail would enable those services to continue on towards Watford Junction and beyond.

The proposed link would relieve pressure on