Pages in category "Scottish columnists"
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The following 45 pages are in this category, out of 45 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Columnist – A columnist is someone who writes for publication in a series, creating an article that usually offers commentary and opinions. Columns appear in newspapers, magazines and other publications, including blogs and they take the form of a short essay by a specific writer who offers a personal point of view. In some instances, a column has been written by a composite or a team, appearing under a pseudonym, some columnists appear on a daily or weekly basis and later reprint the same material in book collections. In some cases, such as Winchell and Parsons, their programs were quite similar in format to their newspaper columns. Rona Barrett began as a Hollywood gossip columnist in 1957, duplicating her print tactics on television by the mid-1960s, FPA and McIntyre both collected their columns into a series of books, as did other columnists. McIntyres book, The Big Town, New York Day by Day was a bestseller, fPAs The Melancholy Lute collected selections from three decades of his columns. When Smiths column, The Totem Pole, was syndicated by United Features, he told Time, a typewriter can be a pretty formidable contraption when you sit down in front of it and say, All right, now Im going to be funny. The writing of French humor columnist Alain Rémond has been collected in books, the Miami Herald promoted humor columnist Dave Barry with this description, Dave Barry has been at The Miami Herald since 1983. A Pulitzer Prize winner for commentary, he writes about issues ranging from the economy to exploding toilets. Barry has collected his columns into a series of successful books and he stopped writing his nationally syndicated weekly column in 2005, and The Miami Herald now offers on its website a lengthy selection of past columns by Barry. It has had the advantage of high-powered promotion and it is still riding on the crest of the first big wave its own splash sent out. But Mr. Davis did think that in a decade or two the newspapers might be promoting their columns along with their comic strips, the World had started the ball rolling with billboard advertising of Heywood Brouns It Seems to Me. The McNaught Syndicate was sitting pretty with O. O. McIntyre, Will Rogers, the New York Herald Tribune offered Don Marquis and Franklin P. Adams rhymed satirically in The Conning Tower for the New York World Syndicate. A Line o Type Or Two, Bert Leston Taylors verse column in the Chicago Tribune, was now being done by Richard Henry Little. Other offerings, humorous sketches by Damon Runyon, O. Henry stories, editorials by Arthur Brisbane, Ring Lardner letter, Rippling Rhymes, by Walt Mason, in at least one situation, a column expanded to become an entire successful magazine. When Cyrus Curtis founded the Tribune and Farmer in 1879, it was a weekly with an annual subscription rate of 50 cents. With 25,000 subscribers by the end of its first year, it was such a success that Curtis sold Tribune and Farmer to put his energy into the new publication, which became the Ladies Home Journal. Advice columnist Critic Editorial opinion columnist Gossip columnist Humor columnist Food columnist Food columnists of note National Society of Newspaper Columnists
2. Scotland – Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It shares a border with England to the south, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles, the Kingdom of Scotland emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages and continued to exist until 1707. By inheritance in 1603, James VI, King of Scots, became King of England and King of Ireland, Scotland subsequently entered into a political union with the Kingdom of England on 1 May 1707 to create the new Kingdom of Great Britain. The union also created a new Parliament of Great Britain, which succeeded both the Parliament of Scotland and the Parliament of England. Within Scotland, the monarchy of the United Kingdom has continued to use a variety of styles, titles, the legal system within Scotland has also remained separate from those of England and Wales and Northern Ireland, Scotland constitutes a distinct jurisdiction in both public and private law. Glasgow, Scotlands largest city, was one of the worlds leading industrial cities. Other major urban areas are Aberdeen and Dundee, Scottish waters consist of a large sector of the North Atlantic and the North Sea, containing the largest oil reserves in the European Union. This has given Aberdeen, the third-largest city in Scotland, the title of Europes oil capital, following a referendum in 1997, a Scottish Parliament was re-established, in the form of a devolved unicameral legislature comprising 129 members, having authority over many areas of domestic policy. Scotland is represented in the UK Parliament by 59 MPs and in the European Parliament by 6 MEPs, Scotland is also a member nation of the British–Irish Council, and the British–Irish Parliamentary Assembly. Scotland comes from Scoti, the Latin name for the Gaels, the Late Latin word Scotia was initially used to refer to Ireland. By the 11th century at the latest, Scotia was being used to refer to Scotland north of the River Forth, alongside Albania or Albany, the use of the words Scots and Scotland to encompass all of what is now Scotland became common in the Late Middle Ages. Repeated glaciations, which covered the land mass of modern Scotland. It is believed the first post-glacial groups of hunter-gatherers arrived in Scotland around 12,800 years ago, the groups of settlers began building the first known permanent houses on Scottish soil around 9,500 years ago, and the first villages around 6,000 years ago. The well-preserved village of Skara Brae on the mainland of Orkney dates from this period and it contains the remains of an early Bronze Age ruler laid out on white quartz pebbles and birch bark. It was also discovered for the first time that early Bronze Age people placed flowers in their graves, in the winter of 1850, a severe storm hit Scotland, causing widespread damage and over 200 deaths. In the Bay of Skaill, the storm stripped the earth from a large irregular knoll, when the storm cleared, local villagers found the outline of a village, consisting of a number of small houses without roofs. William Watt of Skaill, the laird, began an amateur excavation of the site, but after uncovering four houses
3. Wendy Alexander – Wendy Alexander is a retired Scottish politician and the former Member of the Scottish Parliament for Paisley North. She held various Scottish Government cabinet posts and was the leader of the Labour Party group in the Scottish Parliament from 2007–2008, in 2010–2011 she convened the Scotland Bill Committee on financial powers of the Scottish Parliament. In March 2016 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh for her work for the university sector, Alexander was born on 27 June 1963 to Dr Joyce O. Alexander and Reverend Douglas N. Alexander. She later gained a postgraduate MA in Industrial Relations from the University of Warwick, and she was awarded an honorary degree from Strathclyde University in 2007. After her MBA Alexander worked for Booz & Co. an international management consultancy, undertaking assignments in Europe, Asia, North America, following Tony Blairs election in May 1997, she was appointed Special Adviser to Donald Dewar when he became Secretary of State for Scotland. Wendy Alexander served as a Member of the Scottish Parliament since its creation in 1999 until 2011, as Communities Minister she launched the free central heating installation programme for all pensioners without a system. She set up the Homelessness Task Force, which led to radical homelessness legislation, the tenants subsequently voted in a referendum 2,1 in favour of transfer – the largest of its kind in the UK, involving 89,000 homes. In the face of a campaign by Stagecoach millionaire and later SNP donor Brian Souter to keep the legislation. It is not about political correctness or, even less, about marriage and it is about building a tolerant Scotland. We know that teachers are confused about the meaning of section 2A, we know that exists in our schools and elsewhere. Building on the work of the Best Value Taskforce, she announced plans for a statutory duty to secure Best Value in local government services. As Enterprise Minister Alexander launched Smart, Successful Scotland, a welcomed new economic strategy for Scotland supporting high-skill. She also championed the first broadband strategy for Scotland and took action to tackle the digital divide and she also extended Educational Maintenance Allowances to support pupils from low income families to complete their schooling. Alexander resigned from office on 4 May 2002. She inspired and led the Allander Series of seminars which had the aim of encouraging fresh thinking on Scotlands economic future and she also authored Chasing the Tartan Tiger, Lessons from a Celtic Cousin. Following the Scottish Parliament elections in May 2007, Alexander became Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Finance, following Jack McConnells resignation in August 2007, she announced her candidacy for Leader of Labour in the Scottish Parliament. Alexander laid out her vision to Renew the party organisation, reform the policies, other contenders ruled themselves out and she was elected unopposed by Labour MSPs on 14 September 2007. As Scottish Labour leader Alexander believed that the people of Scotland told us loud and they didnt whisper – they shouted it
4. Frankie Boyle – Francis Martin Patrick Boyle is a Scottish comedian and writer, well known for his pessimistic and often controversial sense of humour. Boyle was born and raised in Glasgow to Irish parents from the Crolly area of County Donegal and he attended Holyrood Secondary school in Glasgow. After leaving school, he worked as a library assistant over the summer and he then studied Urban Planning at Aston University for a year before leaving and beginning a BA in English Literature at the University of Sussex. He graduated from university aged 22 and his first job was working in a Mental Health Hospital and he then went to a teacher training college in Edinburgh and had placements in schools, but by then he was already performing as a stand up comedian. Boyle was a regular on the BBC panel show Mock the Week from its first episode on 5 June 2005 until 17 September 2009 and he is known for his morbid sense of humour, which plays on negative images of celebrities, politicians, and society. On 2 October 2009, Boyle announced via the Mock the Weeks Facebook fan page that he was leaving the show to concentrate on other projects, Boyle has since criticised both the shows production team and the BBC Trust. He claims that the show did not cover enough major news stories, and was too restrictive on his comedy act because the producers. In October 2009, Boyle piloted a sketch and stand-up show for Channel 4, entitled Deal with This, an official page launched via Channel 4s official website, which confirmed that the shows full name is Frankie Boyles Tramadol Nights and the series was made up of six episodes. Boyle caused controversy on the show with his comments about Katie Price and Dwight Yorkes disabled son HarveyTemplate, Https, //www. ofcom. org. uk/ data/assets/pdf file/0028/46729/obb179. After the pilot was recorded, it was announced on 30 January 2012 that Channel 4 had chosen not to commission the series, nor were there any plans to commission a second series of Tramadol Nights. The pilot episode was included as a feature on the DVD release of Frankies third stand up tour, The Last Days of Sodom and featured guests Jack Whitehall. In 2014, it was released in its entirety on Boyles YouTube channel, the Boyle Variety Performance was broadcast on 19 August 2012 and featured Boyle with guests Rob Delaney, Nick Helm, Katherine Ryan and Tom Stade. A few days after the show was broadcast, Boyle attracted criticism after he posted jokes on Twitter about the 2012 Summer Paralympics, Frankie Boyles Referendum Autopsy was released on 28 September 2014, and Frankie Boyles Election Autopsy was released on 17 May 2015, through BBC iPlayer. Featuring guests Katherine Ryan and Sara Pascoe, Boyle dissected the Scottish independence referendum,2014, Frankie comically analyzes the buildup and fallout of the United States presidential election, tackling topics such as feminism, entertainment, propaganda, and guns. Special guests include Sara Pascoe, Katherine Ryan, Michelle Wolf, Desiree Burch, a sitcom set in a small regional theatre starring David Mitchell as a happy-go-lucky writer with writers block written by Frankie Boyle and Steven Dick, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 5 June 2014. On 1 October 2009, Boyles autobiography My Shit Life So Far was released, published by HarperCollins, die. was released in October 2011. Boyles third book, Scotlands Jesus, The Only Officially Non-racist Comedian, was released in the UK on 24 October 2013, in October 2007 Boyle embarked on a stand-up tour of Britain, playing over 100 dates and enjoying a sold-out run that was extended through until December 2008. Boyle said that he planned to quit stand-up before he turned 40, had written his final tour, Boyle performed the tour, entitled I Would Happily Punch Every One of You in the Face between March and December 2010
5. James Boyle (academic) – He was one of the founding board members of Creative Commons, and formerly held the position of Chairman. Boyle graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1980 and subsequently studied at Harvard Law School and he joined Duke University School of Law in July 2000. He had previously taught at American University, Yale, Harvard, and he is the author of Shamans, Software and Spleens, Law and Construction of the Information Society as well as a novel published under a Creative Commons license, The Shakespeare Chronicles. It was also published under a non-commercial CC BY-NC-SA Creative Commons license, boyle also contributes a column to the Financial Times New Technology Policy Forum
6. Pete Cashmore – Pete Cashmore is the CEO and founder of the popular blog Mashable, a Technorati Top 10 blog worldwide. He grew up in Banchory, and founded Mashable in Aberdeen, in 2009, Cashmore was recognized in Inc. s 30 Under 30, Forbes Top 25 Web Celebs, and The Huffington Posts Top 10 Game Changers 2009. He writes a column on technology and social media at CNN. In 2012, Cashmore made Time magazines list of the 100 most influential people, Pete Cashmore was also crowned by INQ as the most influential Briton and most influential Twitter user in the world in 2009. Official website Pete Cashmore on Facebook