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Floyd Gass

Floyd Gass was an American football and basketball player and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Austin College from 1961 to 1968, having been offensive coordinator, at Oklahoma State University–Stillwater from 1969 to 1971, compiling a career college football record of 56–46–2, he was voted the Big Eight Conference Coach of the Year in 1969. His record was 13–18–1 in his three seasons at Oklahoma State. Gass was the head basketball coach at Austin College from 1955 to 1962, tallying a mark of 71–80, served as athletic director, he was an alumnus of Oklahoma State, played football and basketball while attending the university. Gass was one of three head football coaches at Oklahoma State to have played for Oklahoma State, along with Jim Lookabaugh and current head coach Mike Gundy. Gass served as athletics director at OSU from 1971 through 1978, when he left OSU to pursue other business opportunities. Gass died on March 3, 2006, at the age of 79. Floyd Gass' obituary

Mario Paci

Mario Paci known by his Chinese name Mei Baiqi, was an Italian pianist and conductor, instrumental in establishing classical European music in China. Paci was born in Florence, he in 1895 won the Franz Liszt Prize. Afterwards, he undertook extended tours across all of Europe. Through the support of Giacomo Puccini, he was able to study composition and conducting at the Milan Conservatory. In December 1918, Paci went to Shanghai to perform at the Olympic Theater, he was hospitalized after falling ill, ended up deciding to stay in Shanghai. In 1919, he took the leadership of the predecessor of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the oldest symphony orchestra in Asia, founded in 1879 as a military wind band. Paci succeeded in having the orchestra grow from 22 to 37 members and gave the first symphonic concert in Asia on November 23, 1919. On the program was Beethoven's fifth symphony, the serenade for strings "In the Far West" by Granville Bantock, Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1. In 1922 the orchestra was renamed the Shanghai Municipal Council Symphony Orchestra.

The audience was composed of foreigners living in Shanghai, who numbered about 20,000. Persistent pleas by Paci to the officials led to the loosening of these restrictions; this applied to the orchestra itself, composed of foreigners, but incorporated Chinese musicians. Paci's support contributed to the founding of the National Special School for Music, renamed the Shanghai Conservatory in 1956; this school, established by Cai Yuanpei and Xiao Youmei, was the first conservatory in Asia. Among the teachers there who were members of the orchestra was the German composer Wolfgang Fraenkel, who fled Germany in 1938, violinist Tan Shuzhen. A high point in the history of the orchestra was the Chinese premiere of Beethoven's ninth symphony on April 14, 1936, under the direction of Paci. After Japanese invaded China in 1937 and the beginning of the Second World War, the situation for the orchestra became more severe. Paci was forced to dissolve the orchestra after giving his final performance on May 31, 1942.

It was reestablished in October 1950. Paci trained some of China's first pianists, including Fou Ts'ong, Wu Yili, Wu Leyi 吴乐懿, Zhu Gongyi 朱工一, Zhou Guangren 周广仁. Huang Yijun, leader of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra during the PRC era Sheila Melvin and Jindong Cai, Rhapsody in Red: How Western Classical Music Became Chinese, New York 2004, ISBN 0-87586-179-2 Website of the Shanghai Orchestra, with short historical overview

Mah Siew Keong

Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong is a Malaysian politician. Mah is the former Fifth President of the Malaysian People's Movement Party or Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia, he was the former Member of Parliament of Teluk Intan and Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities. Mah Siew Keong was born in Teluk Intan, Perak on the 17 June 1961. Mah studied at Horley Methodist primary and secondary school in Teluk Intan and continued his studies in the United Kingdom, he graduated with Bachelors in Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1981. He obtained his Masters in Business Administration from the City University of London. In 1991, Mah graduated with an LLB from the University of East London. Mah is a member of MENSA. Mah joined Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia in 1993, he was attracted by the party's struggle for a just and egalitarian Malaysia. Mah rose up the party ranks and held many positions at all the division and national levels. In 2003, Mah was elected as the National Youth Chairman of Gerakan and the Chairman of Teluk Intan Gerakan Division.

He was appointed by the Party President, the late Tun Dr Lim Keng Yaik as a member of the Party's highest decision making body, the Central Working Committee. Mah served as the Secretary of the Gerakan Perak State Liaison Committee from 2005 to 2008. In the 2008 Party election, Mah was elected as one of the party's three elected vice-presidents' with the highest votes. In the aftermath of the 2013 General Election, Mah was appointed as the Secretary-General of Gerakan after the resignation of Teng Chang Yeow. In the 2013 Party Election, Mah was elected as the Party President of Gerakan by defeating Teng Chang Yeow, the Chairman of Gerakan Penang State Liaison Committee. Mah stepped down on 16 September 2018 and was succeeded by Dominic Lau Hoe Chai as Party President of Gerakan Mah has served in various capacities in the Federal Government of Malaysia. After the 2004 General Election, Mah was appointed as Deputy Minister of Industry. In February 2006, after a Cabinet reshuffle, Mah was appointed as Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries.

Between September 2010 and September 2013, Mah was the Chairman of the Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation. After Mah's victory in the Teluk Intan By Election 2014, he was appointed as Minister in the Prime Minister's Department. In July 2016, Mah was appointed as Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities in cabinet reshuffle by the Prime Minister. Mah was elected as the state assemblyman of Pasir Bedamar in the Perak State Legislative Assembly in 1995. Pasir Bedamar is one of the two state seats that form the Teluk Intan Parliamentary Constituency, the other being Changkat Jong. In 1999, Mah contested Teluk Intan Parliamentary Constituency and defeated Raj Nallaiya of the Democratic Action Party. In 2004, Mah was reelected as the Member of Parliament of Teluk Intan by defeating Wu Him Ven of the DAP and N. Gobalakrishnan of the People's Justice Party. In the 2008 General Election, Mah was defeated by M. Manogaran of the DAP and it was Mah's first electoral loss since his debut in 1995.

The loss corresponded with BN's loss of its customary two-thirds majority in parliament. However, Mah continued to operate a service centre and assisted the voters of his hometown to the best of his ability. In the 2013 General Election, Mah was once again defeated. However, in early 2014 Seah died of cancer. Mah accepted the nomination of the party and BN to contest as its candidate for the by-election while DAP nominated Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud as its candidate. After an intense 14 day campaign, Mah prevailed narrowly by 238 votes majority. Mah was dubbed the comeback kid of BN. Mah failed to retained his seat in the 2018 General Election. Federal Territory: Grand Commander of the Order of the Territorial Crown - Datuk Seri Perak: Knight Commander of the Order of the Perak State Crown - Dato' Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Perak State Crown - Dato' Seri Telok Intan

Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios

Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios is the third album by the Strawbs recorded live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on 11 July 1970. The album reached number 27 in the UK Albums Chart; the band line-up had changed from Dragonfly. Only founder-members Dave Cousins and Tony Hooper remained; the concert was instrumental in bringing Rick Wakeman's virtuosity to the attention of the music media, when Melody Maker prophesied super-stardom for the keyboard player. "Where is This Dream of Your Youth" was released as a track on Strawbs. Side one"Martin Luther King's Dream" – 2:53 "The Antique Suite" – 12:12 "The Reaper" "We Must Cross the River" "Antiques and Curios" "Hey It's Been a Long Time" "Temperament of Mind" – 4:50Side two"Fingertips" – 6:14 "Song of a Sad Little Girl" – 5:28 "Where Is This Dream of Your Youth" – 9:07Bonus tracksThe following tracks are offered as bonus tracks on the A&M re-issue CD. "The Vision of the Lady of the Lake" – 10:03 "We'll Meet Again Sometime" – 4:17 "Forever" – 3:32"Forever" is a studio track and was released as a single in 1970.

All other tracks were taken from the concert recording. Dave Cousins – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, dulcimer Tony Hooper – vocals, acoustic guitar, tambourine Rick Wakemanpiano, harpsichord, celeste John Ford – vocals, bass guitar Richard Hudson – vocals, congas, sitar Produced and mixed by Tony Visconti Recorded by Bob Auger Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios on Strawbsweb Sleeve notes CD 540 938-2 Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios

Anne Scott, 1st Duchess of Buccleuch

Anne Scott, 1st Duchess of Buccleuch was a wealthy Scottish peeress. Anne was the daughter of 2nd Earl of Buccleuch. In 1661, she succeeded to her sister Mary Scott's titles as 4th Countess of Buccleuch, 5th Baroness Scott of Buccleuch and 5th Baroness Scott of Whitchester and Eskdaill. On 20 April 1663 she married 1st Duke of Monmouth, they had six children: Charles Scott, Earl of Doncaster, died in infancy. James Scott, Earl of Dalkeith, married Lady Henrietta Hyde, daughter of Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester and had issue.. Lady Anne Scott, died young. Henry Scott, 1st Earl of Deloraine Lord Francis Scott, died in infancy. Lady Charlotte Scott, died in infancy; the Duke of Monmouth was executed in 1685 following the failure of Monmouth's Rebellion, in which he had attempted to seize the English throne. The duchess married Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, on 6 May 1688, with whom she had three children. Anne died in 1732, aged 80. After the Duke of Monmouth had been executed for treason, Anne asked architect James Smith to rebuild Dalkeith Palace, using William of Orange's Palace of Het Loo in the Netherlands as a model.

Smith and his cousins and James, signed the contract for masonry work in March 1702 and construction of the new Palace began that year. Nicholson, Eirwen E. C. "Scott, Anna". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/67531