Adam Keefe Horovitz, better known as Ad-Rock or King Ad-Rock, is an American musician, rapper and actor. He is best known as a member of the hip hop group the Beastie Boys and he is married to musician and feminist activist Kathleen Hanna. Horovitz was born and raised on Park Avenue, New York and he has denied internet listings that he was born in South Orange, New Jersey. His sister is film producer Rachael Horovitz and his father is Jewish, and his mother, who was of Irish descent, was Roman Catholic. Horovitz began his career with a stint in the punk rock band the Young and the Useless. In 1982, Beastie Boys guitarist John Berry quit and Horovitz replaced him and he was only 16 at the time. After Horovitz joined the band, the Beastie Boys changed their sound, the band was signed to Def Jam, and released their debut album Licensed to Ill in 1986. The album was a commercial success, and spawned six hit singles. Seven further albums followed, and by 2010 the Beastie Boys had sold 22 million records in the United States alone, in 2012, the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In addition to his work with the Beastie Boys, Horovitz remixes numerous tracks for artists under the alias 41 Small Stars. He plays bass in The Tender Moments, the band of New York-based cabaret performer Bridget Everett. Horovitz has acted in motion pictures and television shows. Some of his roles include Tim Chino Doolan in Lost Angels, Sam in Roadside Prophets, Repulski in Godspeed, in the late 1980s, Horovitz was in a relationship with American actress Molly Ringwald. They met on the set of The Pick-up Artist, Horovitz was married to actress Ione Skye from 1992 to 1995. They separated in 1995 and divorced in 1999, since 1997 he has been involved with riot grrrl artist Kathleen Hanna, they married in 2006. He wore a medical alert bracelet after having a seizure in 2003. His best friend since childhood is actress Nadia Dajani, the two met at P. S
Afonso, Prince Imperial of Brazil
Dom Afonso was the Prince Imperial and heir apparent to the throne of the Empire of Brazil. Born in Rio de Janeiro, he was the eldest child of Emperor Dom Pedro II and Dona Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies, Afonso died from epilepsy at the age of two, devastating the emperor. The following year and Teresa Cristina had another son, Pedro Afonso, after the loss of his second son, doubts grew in Pedro IIs mind that the imperial system could be viable. He still had an heir in his daughter Isabel, but he was unconvinced that a female would prove to be a suitable successor, Pedro IIs lack of interest in protecting the imperial system ultimately led to its downfall. Afonso was born at 13,35 on 23 February 1845 in the Palace of São Cristóvão, in Rio de Janeiro and he was named after his ancestor Afonso, Duke of Braganza, son of King João I of Portugal and founder of the House of Braganza. His full name was Afonso Pedro de Alcântara Cristiano Leopoldo Filipe Eugênio Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga, through his father, Emperor Pedro II, he was a member of the Brazilian branch of the House of Braganza and was referred to using the honorific Dom from birth.
Afonso was the grandson of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil and nephew of Queen Maria II of Portugal, through his mother, Teresa Cristina, he was a grandson of Francis I and nephew to Ferdinand II, who ruled as kings of the Two Sicilies in turn. The U. S. minister in Brazil reported that his birth was heralded by rockets and artillery, and by illuminations and displays of various sorts and public rejoicings. As was customary within the House of Braganza, Afonsos birth was an event attended by the imperial court. Pedro II immediately presented the baby to the throng gathered in the palace, announcing Gentlemen. The birth of a much needed male heir—thus regarded by contemporaries—was met with joy throughout the empire, luís Alves de Lima e Silva wrote to his father, No one was happier than I with the news. The birth of an heir produced changes in Pedro IIs character, previously isolated and shy, he became more outgoing and confident as monarch. Afonso was healthy, and as the eldest son of Pedro II, was heir to the throne, the young prince resembled his father, particularly in his face and eyes.
Because of his gender and position as heir apparent, he became the center of attention, particularly for Pedro II. On 11 June 1847, the prince was playing in the library of the palace when he experienced a series of strong convulsions and died. His death revealed that Afonso suffered from epilepsy, as did his father, the grief of Pedro II and his wife was enormous. It was feared that the shock might affect Teresa Cristinas health and she gave birth without complications on 13 July to a girl, who was christened Leopoldina. A grand state funeral—not seen since the death of Pedro IIs sister Paula in 1833—was held for the Prince Imperial at 7 p. m. three days after his death and he was buried in the Convento da Ajuda in Rio de Janeiro
Danny Lebern Glover is an American actor, film director, and political activist. He is well known for his role as Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film series, The Color Purple, To Sleep with Anger. He has prominent supporting roles in Silverado, Predator 2, Shooter,2012, Death at a Funeral, Beyond the Lights, and Dirty Grandpa. He has appeared in other movies, television shows, and theatrical productions. Glover was born in San Francisco, the son of Carrie and his parents, who worked as postal workers, were highly active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, working to advance equal rights. Glovers mother, daughter of a midwife, was born in Louisville and graduated from Paine College in Augusta, as an adolescent and a young adult, Glover suffered from epilepsy but has not suffered a seizure since age 35. He attended George Washington High School in San Francisco and he attended San Francisco State University in the late 1960s but did not graduate. SFSU awarded him an honorary degree, Glover trained at the Black Actors Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater.
Glover originally worked in city administration working on community development before transitioning to theater and he has said, I didnt think it was a difficult transition. Acting is a platform that can become a conveyer for ideas, art is a way of understanding, of confronting issues and confronting your own feelings—all within that realm of the capacity it represents. It may have been a leap of faith for me, given not only my learning disability, I felt all the things that someone thats 63 or 64 feels and with my own diminished expectations of who I could be would feel. Whether its art, acting or theater that Ive devoted myself to I put more passion and his first theater involvement was with Conservatory Theater, a regional training program in San Francisco. Glover trained with Jean Shelton at the Shelton Actors Lab in San Francisco, in an interview on Inside the Actors Studio, Glover credited Jean Shelton for much of his development as an actor. Deciding that he wanted to be an actor, Glover resigned from his city administration job, he once again starred with Busey in the blockbuster Predator 2.
He starred as the husband to Whoopi Goldbergs character Celie in the celebrated literary adaptation The Color Purple, in 1994 he made his directorial debut with the Showtime channel short film Override. Also in 1994, Glover and actor Ben Guillory founded the Robey Theatre Company in Los Angeles, focusing on theatre by, during his career, he has made several cameos, for example, in the Michael Jackson video Liberian Girl of 1987. Glover earned top billing for the first time in Predator 2 and that same year he starred in Charles Burnetts To Sleep with Anger, for which he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. In addition, Glover has been an actor in many childrens movies
Jamael Orondé Rondé Barber is a former American football cornerback and safety who spent his entire 16-year career playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He is the brother of Tiki Barber, a former running back for the New York Giants. Barber grew up in Roanoke and played football for the University of Virginia. In the 1997 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Ronde Barber in the round as the 66th overall pick. Additionally, he led all NFL players in interceptions in 2001, is the Buccaneers all-time interceptions leader, after the 2002 season, Barber won Super Bowl XXXVII against the Oakland Raiders. He holds the record for most consecutive starts by a defensive back, Barber was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. The Barber twin boys were born five weeks premature, Barber was born seven minutes prior to his identical twin brother Tiki Barber. He was named Jamael Oronde which means firstborn son, Tiki was a running back who played for the New York Giants.
Barber is the son of Geraldine and James Barber, Barber was a star running back at Virginia Tech and played in the World Football League. Barbers parents divorced when Barber was very young, and his father never provided financial support and his mother Geraldine worked two, sometimes three jobs to support her three sons. He and Tiki have a brother, Tarik Barber. Barber graduated from Cave Spring High School of Roanoke, Virginia in 1993, and was a standout in football, wrestling, in football, Barber was a three time All-District selection. In track, Barber was one of the top performers in the 55m hurdles. In fact, he won the title in the 55-meter hurdles as a senior in 1993. He was timed at 14.05 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles and he won four Group AAA hurdles titles in indoor and outdoor track. Barber received a scholarship to attend the University of Virginia. He redshirted the 1993 season and played for the Cavaliers from the 1994 to 1996 seasons as a defensive back. He was a kick returner in 1994 and 1996, in 1994, Barber returned 10 kickoffs for 171 yards, and in 1996, he returned 3 for 36 yards
Joe Comfort (New Haven)
Joe Comfort is a homeless man living in New Haven, Connecticut. He has been described as a street legend and he was featured in the Local Characters Trading Cards for New Haven, exhibited in 2005. He earns money doing odd jobs including raking leaves, window washing and he has worked for Yale fraternities, cleaning up after parties. Joe Comfort was at one point a carpenter for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and he attributes his lack of employment to potential employers fear of having to pay workers compensation if his medical problems recur. He has epilepsy and Capgras delusion, Joe Comfort has spoken out at public hearings against welfare cuts in the state of Connecticut. He has spoken out against harassment of people by the police. A video of Joe Comfort talking about himself Transcript of a hearing in the state of Connecticut
Prince John of the United Kingdom
Prince John of the United Kingdom was the fifth son and youngest of the six children born to King George V and his wife, Queen Mary. At the time of Johns birth, his father was the Prince of Wales and heir apparent to the monarch of the United Kingdom. In 1910, George succeeded to the throne upon Edwards death, in 1909, John was discovered to have epilepsy. As his condition deteriorated, he was sent to live at Sandringham House and was away from the public eye. There, he was cared for by his governess, Lala Bill, Prince John died at Sandringham in 1919, following a severe seizure, and was buried at nearby St Mary Magdalene Church. His illness was disclosed to the public only after his death. Prince Johns alleged seclusion has subsequently brought forward as evidence for the inhumanity of the royal family. His long acknowledged learning disability and an intellectual disability have both been linked to his severe epilepsy, recent speculation finds some behaviors consistent with autism. Prince John was born at York Cottage on the Sandringham Estate on 12 July 1905 and he was the youngest child and fifth son of George Frederick, Prince of Wales and Mary, Princess of Wales.
He was named John despite that names unlucky associations for the royal family, at the time of his birth, he was sixth in the line of succession to the throne, behind his father and four older brothers. As a grandchild of the reigning British monarch in the line. John was christened on 3 August in the Church of St Mary Magdalene at Sandringham, much of Johns early life was spent at Sandringham with his siblings—Prince Edward, Prince Albert, Princess Mary, Prince Henry and Prince George—under the care of their nanny Charlotte Lala Bill. Though a strict disciplinarian, the Prince of Wales was nonetheless affectionate toward his children, in 1909, Johns great-aunt, the Dowager Empress of Russia wrote to her son, Emperor Nicholas II, that Georges children are very nice. The little ones and Johnny are both charming and very amusing, George once said to U. S. President Theodore Roosevelt that all children obedient, except John—apparently because John alone, among Georges children, escaped punishment from their father.
Though a large and handsome baby, by his fourth birthday John had become winsome and that same year he suffered his first epileptic seizure and showed signs of a disability, probably autism. When his father succeeded as George V upon Edward VIIs death in 1910, although John was deemed not presentable to the outside world, George nonetheless showed an interest in him, offering him kindness and affection. During his time at Sandringham, John exhibited some repetitive behaviors as well as regular misbehaviours and insubordination, nonetheless there was hope his seizures might lessen with time—. In 1912 Prince George, who was nearest in age to John and his closest sibling, the following summer, The Times reported that John would not attend Broadstairs the following term, and that George and Mary had not decided whether to send John to school at all
Anthony Lee Coelho, known as Tony Coelho, is an American politician, a Democratic former United States U. S. representative from California. He was the sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act and is a former chairman. Coelho was born in rural Los Banos, California, to parents of Portuguese descent, attended schools in nearby Dos Palos. At age 15, Coelho was injured in a truck accident. For years after the accident, Coelho did not know he had the illness, Coelho graduated with a B. A. from Loyola University of Los Angeles in 1964. At Loyola, he was initiated as a brother in Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and a member of the prestigious Crimson Circle, after the Kennedy assassination, Coelho decided to become a priest. He went to a doctor for an exam, a prerequisite for entering into the seminary. The doctor informed him that he had epilepsy, because of canon law, he was unable to become a priest. Once the diagnosis was reported to the state, Coelho lost both his drivers license and his health insurance, Coelho worked as a staff member for Congressman Bernie Sisk from 1965 until 1978.
By 1970, Coelho was serving as Sisk’s administrative assistant and he enhanced his expertise in agriculture policy as staff director for the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Cotton. When Sisk retired, Coelho ran for his seat and won, during his first campaign for Congress, Coelho’s opponent asked how people would feel if Coelho went to a meeting at the White House and had a seizure. “The press called me and the good Lord was with me, “Off the top of my head I said, ‘Well, in the 13 years I have served in Washington I knew a lot of people who went to the White House and had fits. At least I’d have an excuse. ”In November 1978, Coelho was elected to the 96th Congress and he was elected to the five succeeding Congresses where he served until his resignation on June 15,1989. He served on the Agriculture, Veterans Affairs, and Administration Committees during his tenure, but he specialized in rights of the disabled. In 1980, Coelho was named chairman of what is called in Washington, “The D Triple C.
Johnson in 1940. ”As a member of the House leadership. One Democratic campaign advertisement, airing early in the 1982 election season, featured scissors cutting a Social Security card, in 1986, Coelho was elected House Majority Whip. As the chief vote counter for his party, Coelho oversaw a series of Democratic victories in the House on measures ranging from the budget to cutting off funds for the war in Central America. In 1989, Coelho resigned from the House after six terms in the wake of reports that he had received a loan from a savings
Edith Eleanor Bowman is a Scottish radio DJ. She is mostly known for hosting the Weekday Afternoon Show. Bowmans first on-screen job on TV was as a reader on MTV UK. She went on to host many shows for the station, including co-presenting chart show Hitlist UK with Cat Deeley and she worked as a presenter on Channel 4s breakfast show RI, SE when it launched on 29 April 2002. In 2004, she co-presented the BBC Scotland series Teen Commandments with Cameron Stout, after occasional appearances in 2003, Bowman co-presented Top of the Pops until the end of the series, replacing Fearne Cotton while she was away. In total she appeared on the ten times including the final weekly episode. She returned to Top of the Pops for the 2006 Christmas Special, from 2005 until 2011, she has been the voice for the television and radio adverts for the electrical store, Comet. In 2010, she appeared on Noel Fieldings team on the BBC satirical music panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks, on 29 April 2011, she was a reporter for BBC TV on their coverage of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
In 2011, she narrated Channel 5s documentary series McFly on the Wall, Bowman presented Hit Music Sunday with Cat Deeley on Capital FM in 2001–2002. On 29 March 2003, she teamed up with Colin Murray, in April 2004 this show moved from a weekend morning slot to weekday afternoons, broadcasting between 13,00 and 16,00, after the departure of Mark and Lard from the station. In August 2006, Bowman became the sole occupier of the BBC Radio 1 afternoon 13,00 to 16,00 slot, with Murray taking over a Late Night Specialist slot. In September 2008, she returned to the airwaves following maternity leave, initially taking over from Dick and she returned to weekday afternoons on 3 November 2008. In February 2012, it was announced that Edith Bowman was being replaced by Gemma Cairney on Weekend Breakfast, Bowman left Radio 1 on 1 April but continues on different projects through out of house productions which air on the station. Her first show of the new Review Show was on 24 April 2012, in November 2012 she began to co host a radio show on BBC Radio 6 Music alongside Adam Buxton on Saturday mornings.
In June 2014, it was announced that starting 1 September 2014, The Review Show on BBC Radio 1 will no longer be broadcast, ending Bowmans career at the station. In February 2016, she was announced as the solo female commercial radio breakfast show host with the re-launched of Virgin Radio UK Breakfast Show from March 30. The podcasts are available from her website, Audioboom and iTunes, recent interviewees have included Ben Wheatley, Todd Phillips and Jon Favreau. Also in 2005, she hosted the Q Awards with Colin Murray live on BBC Radio 1 and she presented the BBC Three TV coverage of Glastonbury, T in the Park and The Reading Festival with Colin Murray
Michael David Mike Adamle is a former American football player and sports broadcaster. For much of 2008, Adamle worked for World Wrestling Entertainment in a variety of roles, including interviewer, play-by-play commentator, Mike Adamle grew up in Kent and graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in 1967. His father, Tony Adamle, some success with the Cleveland Browns in the 1940s and 1950s. Adamle played collegiate football for Northwestern University as part of their team the Wildcats, as a Wildcat, Adamle was team captain, an All-American fullback, and the Big Ten MVP in 1970. Adamles 316 rushing yards against the Wisconsin Badgers in 1969 still stands as a record for the most rushing yards in a game. After his college career, he played in the National Football League for six years. He joined the Kansas City Chiefs as a fourth draft pick. He played for the New York Jets and Chicago Bears, after retiring from playing football professionally, Adamle joined NBC Sports, where he was both a studio host and sideline reporter for various events.
He spent six years with NBC Sports, hosting SportsWorld and pre-game shows and he was the host of GrandStand, which was both a pregame show for the National Football League and a sports anthology series during the NFLs off-season. In 1984, he was ABCs sideline reporter for the United States Football League, in 2001, Adamle returned to sideline reporting when he joined KNBCs Fred Roggin on NBCs primary XFL broadcast team. He was the co-host of American Gladiators from 1989 to 1996, in addition, he was a contender in a celebrity contenders show towards the end of the shows run. Adamle co-hosted International Gladiators with the UK and Australian Hosts and he appeared on the fourth-season premiere of Family Matters playing himself in a fictional episode of American Gladiators. After American Gladiators ended, he became a reporter for ESPN and he has covered the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics. In the summer of 2005, Adamle was the host of another NBC property, in July 2006, Adamle became a color commentator for the Professional Bull Riders s Built Ford Tough Series.
On January 27,2008 at the Royal Rumble, Adamle began working as an interviewer for World Wrestling Entertainment and he worked on WWE Raw as an interviewer, often making mistakes with each onscreen appearance. During his debut, he referred to Jeff Hardy as Jeff Harvey. He became ECWs play-by-play announcer on April 15, replacing Joey Styles, Adamle continued to make frequent mistakes during his commentary duties on ECW, with former ECW owner and booker Paul Heyman and former talent Lance Storm criticizing Adamle for them. On April 29, Adamle left a broadcast of ECW before the main event match and this was worked into a storyline as WWE reported that Adamle and Tazz may have left due to fan criticism of Adamles commentary
Alfred Willi Rudi Dutschke was the most prominent spokesperson of the German student movement of the 1960s. He advocated a march through the institutions of power to create radical change from within government. This was an idea he took up from his interpretation of Antonio Gramsci and the Frankfurt school of Critical Theory, accordingly, in the 1970s he followed through on this idea by joining the nascent Green movement. He survived an attempt by Josef Bachmann in 1968. Radical students blamed an anti-student campaign in the papers of the Axel Springer publishing empire for the assassination attempt and this led to attempts to blockade the distribution of Springer newspapers all over Germany, which in turn led to major street battles in many German cities. Dutschke was born in Schönefeld near Luckenwalde, the son of a postal clerk, raised in East Germany, he attended school and graduated from the Gymnasium there. Interested in the ideas of socialism, he was engaged in the youth organisation of the East German Evangelical Church.
In 1956 he joined the socialist Free German Youth aiming at a career as a decathlete. In the same year, however, he witnessed the Hungarian Uprising and he obtained his Abitur degree in 1958 and completed an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk. As he refused to join the East Germany National Peoples Army and convinced many of his students to refuse as well. In August 1961, Dutschke finally fled to the Marienfelde transit camp in West Berlin and he married the American Gretchen Klotz in 1966. Dutschkes third child, 1980-born Rudi-Marek Dutschke was born after his fathers death and he is a politician of the German Green Party as well as Deans Office staffer of the Hertie School of Governance today. His older siblings are Hosea-Che Dutschke and their sister Polly-Nicole, both born in 1968 and he was from a pious Lutheran family and his socialism had strongly Christian roots, he called Jesus Christ the greatest revolutionary, and in Easter 1963, he wrote that Jesus is risen. The decisive revolution in history has happened — a revolution of all-conquering love.
If people would receive this revealed love into their own existence, into the reality of the now. Benno Ohnesorgs death in 1967 at the hands of German police pushed some in the student movement toward increasingly extremist violence, the violence against Dutschke further radicalised parts of the student movement into committing several bombings and murders. Dutschke rejected this direction and feared that it would harm or cause the dissolution of the student movement, instead he advocated a long march through the institutions of power to create radical change from within government and society by becoming an integral part of the machinery. It is highly unlikely Dutschke would have promoted change from within the parliamentary and judicial system and this is made clear in the SDS reaction to the Kiesinger-led CDU-SPD grand coalition and the authoritarian Emergency Laws they passed