click links in text for more info

Clark Clifford

Clark McAdams Clifford was an American lawyer who served as an important political adviser to Democratic presidents Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter, his official government positions were White House Counsel, Chairman of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, Secretary of Defense. A successful Washington lawyer, he was known for his elite clientele, charming manners, impeccable suits. All four Democratic presidents of the Cold War era employed Clifford's services and relied on his counsel, marking him as one of the ultimate Washington insiders. Emblematic of Clifford's influence in postwar Democratic presidential administrations was the fact that after Jimmy Carter won the 1976 presidential election, his transition team was adamant that Clifford, as a symbol of the DC establishment, should not have any influence whatsoever, declaring that "if you see us relying on Clark Clifford, you'll know we have failed", yet Carter came to rely on him nonetheless.

In his years, Clifford became involved in several controversies. He was a key figure in the Bank of Credit and Commerce International scandal, which led to a grand jury indictment. Clifford was born in Fort Scott, the son of Frank Andrew Clifford and Georgia Clifford, he attended college and law school at Washington University in St. Louis and built a solid reputation practicing law in St. Louis between 1928 and 1943, he served as an officer in the U. S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. In 1945 he was assigned to the White House and promoted to captain while serving as assistant naval aide and naval aide to President Harry S Truman, he became a friend of Truman. Clifford went to Washington, first to serve as assistant to the President's Naval Adviser, after the naming of a personal friend from Missouri as the President's Naval Adviser. Following his discharge from the Navy, he remained at Truman's side as White House Counsel from 1946 to 1950, as Truman came to trust and rely upon Clifford. Clifford was a key architect of Truman's campaign in 1948, when Truman pulled off a stunning upset victory over Republican nominee Thomas Dewey.

Clifford encouraged Truman to embrace a left-wing populist image in hope of undermining the impact on the race of third-party Progressive candidate Henry A. Wallace, who had served as President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Vice-President from 1941 to 1945. Clifford believed that a strong pro-civil rights stance, while sure to alienate traditional Southern Democrats, would not result in a serious challenge to the party's supremacy in that region; this prediction was foiled by Strom Thurmond's candidacy as a splinter States' Rights Democrat, but Clifford's strategy nonetheless helped win Truman election in his own right and establish the Democratic Party's position in the Civil Rights Movement. In his role as presidential adviser, one of his most significant contributions was his successful advocacy, along with David Niles, of prompt 1948 recognition of the new Jewish state of Israel, over the strong objections of Secretary of State General George Marshall. Of similar importance, with the input of senior officials in the Departments of State and Justice, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Central Intelligence Group, utilizing the expertise of George F. Kennan and Charles Bohlen, was his preparation, along with George Elsey, of the top secret Clifford-Elsey Report for President Truman in 1946.

That report, solicited by the President, which detailed the numerous ways in which the Soviet Union had gone back on its various treaties and understandings with the Western powers, along with Kennan's X Article in Foreign Affairs, was instrumental in turning U. S. relations toward the Soviet Union in the direction of a harder line. During this period he participated extensively in the legislative efforts that resulted in the National Security Act of 1947 and its 1949 amendments. After leaving the government in 1950, Clifford practiced law in Washington, D. C. but continued to advise Democratic Party leaders. One of his law clients was John F. Kennedy a U. S. Senator, Clifford tried to assuage Truman's suspicion of Kennedy and his father, Joseph P. Kennedy. In 1960, Clifford was a member of President-elect Kennedy's Committee on the Defense Establishment, headed by Stuart Symington. In May 1961, Kennedy appointed Clifford to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, which he chaired beginning in April 1963 and ending in January 1968.

After Johnson became president in November 1963 following Kennedy's assassination, Clifford served as an unofficial White House Counsel and sometimes undertook short-term official duties, including a trip with General Maxwell Taylor in 1967 to South Vietnam and other countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. On January 19, 1968, Johnson announced his selection of Clifford to succeed Robert McNamara as the U. S. Secretary of Defense. Clifford estimated that, in the year just prior to his appointment, he had spent about half of his time advising the President and the other half working for his law firm. Known and respected in Washington and knowledgeable on defense matters, Clifford was hailed as a worthy successor to McNamara. Many regarded the new secretary as more of a hawk on Vietnam than McNamara, thought his selection might presage an escalation of the U. S. military effort there. Clifford attempted to allay such fears when, responding to a query about whether he was a hawk or a dove, he remarked, "I am not conscious of f

Stuart Lovell

Stuart Andrew Lovell is an Australian professional footballer, who played as a striker early in his career, before reverting to a midfield role in his career. Born in Australia, Lovell spent his childhood in Reading, he joined the local professional team and was part of the Reading team that narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League in the 1994–95 season. He had a penalty kick saved in the playoff final against Bolton Wanderers when Reading were leading 2–0. After damaging a cruciate ligament in 1997 and having his career ended as a result, Lovell moved to Scottish club Hibernian in 1998 prolonging his career by nearly a decade. Hibs were in the First Division at the time and he was part of the team who won promotion back to the Scottish Premier League by winning the First Division, he was capped twice by Australia and was a Hibs first team regular as they finished a creditable third in the SPL and reached the 2000-01 Scottish Cup Final. In the summer of 2001, Lovell left Hibs to sign for SPL newcomers Livingston, who he helped to finish third in their first season in the SPL.

He subsequently skippered the club to their only major trophy to date, the Scottish League Cup in 2004. Livingston defeated Hibs 2–0 in the final. Lovell retired after a 15-month spell with Dumfries club Queen of the South, where he had a spell as caretaker manager. Lovell has since done media work, appearing on Setanta Sports and Sky Sports, writing a column for the Edinburgh Evening News, he has served as a representative of PFA Scotland. Jeffrey, Jim; the Men Who Made Hibernian F. C. since 1946. Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-3091-2. Stuart Lovell at Soccerbase

Puneet Issar

Puneet Issar is an Indian actor and director. He is most famous for his role as Duryodhana in the Mahabharat TV show, directing Garv: Pride and Honour starring Salman Khan, his other notable roles are in Border, directed by J. P. Dutta, second lead in the cult Indian horror film Purana Mandir in 1983, he started his career with the movie Coolie in 1983. During the filming of an action sequence of this movie, he accidentally injured Amitabh Bachchan nearly fatally and suffered the industry's backlash due to it. Issar participated in the Indian TV reality show Bigg Boss season 8 in 2014-2015. Issar starred as a villain in several movies during the 1980s and 1990s, such as Zakhmi Aurat, Kal Ki Aawaz, Palay Khan, Prem Shakti and many more, which include the Mohanlal starrers Yodha and Pingami, he played a villain in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Ram Jaane. He appeared in the hit war film Border. In 1982 he was involved in an on-shoot incident with Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh got hurt and many blamed Puneet for the accident.

He admitted that he had to face a lot of problems in getting roles in movies due to the notoriety of the incident. Some people misunderstood that Amitabh's clout might have had affected his career much, but he stated that this was untrue, he played the role of Duryodhana in the epic TV series Mahabharat, directed by Ravi Chopra. It was this role, he along with other actors of the epic TV show toured the whole of India and abroad to perform live shows based on the epic throughout the 90's. He played a Bollywood version of the Hollywood movies, he played the second lead in the cult Indian horror film Purana Mandir in 1983. He did many other horror movies such as Tehkhana in the 1980s, he starred in movies such as Krrish, Aryan, Bachna Ae Haseeno and many more in the 2000s. He has directed TV serials such as Hindustani and Jai Mata Ki starring Hema Malini, he has starred in over 12 TV serials such as Junoon, Noor Jahan, Vikram Aur Betaal and many more. He has appeared in over 1800 episodes on Indian television.

He played the role of King Bimbisara in the feature film Gautama Buddha – The Life and Times of Gautama Buddha. He starred in Left Right Left of the Indian Channel Sab TV, he has worked in a number of Punjabi films such as Rab Ne Banayian Jodiyan and in a few Telugu films. He has given a brilliant display of his acting skills in the mythological film Suryaputra Shanidev, which released in 1997. In 2004, Issar directed the film Garv: Pride and Honour starring Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty in lead roles; the opening collections of the film were good, overall it was declared "Above Average" at the box office. His latest directorial venture I Am Singh, the story of, written by him, released in December 2011; the film did average commercially. In 2013, Paras Lubricants Ltd signed Mr Puneet Issar as their Brand Ambassador for their range of Automotive Oils and Lubricants, he played the role of Parashurama in the recent TV series Mahabharat. He went on to playing the role of "Daar Ji" in Bani Ishq Da Kalma.

Puneet participated in the Indian TV reality show BIGG BOSS season 8, in 2014/2015. He was one of the 7 finalists, he was evicted from the TV show Bigg Boss season 8 on 3 January 2015. His was the last and final eviction before the season 8 of BIGG BOSS ended and a spin-off series titled Halla-Bol started. Puneet lasted in the house for 105 days. At 56, he was the oldest contestant to do last the entire season in the house. Puneet Issar is the son of film director Sudesh Issar, he is married to Deepali, daughter of Punjabi actor Diljit Puri and Bengali singer Ashita Puri, sister of Satyajeet Puri. Puneet has two children, a daughter and a son and Siddhant. Other than being a trained actor himself, Puneet has worked as a speech and method acting professor, he is a trained mixed-martial-artist and is skilled in kung-fu, karate and wrestling. List of Indian film actors Puneet Issar on IMDb Puneet Issar on Bollywood Hungama

Chahlari Ghat Bridge

Chahlari Ghat Bridge is a bridge over the river Ghaghra connecting Bahraich in the east to Sitapur in the west of Uttar Pradesh. Its length is 3,260 metres. and it is the tenth longest river bridge in India and longest road bridge over river in Uttar Pradesh. In 2006 PWD Minister UP, Shivpal Singh Yadav, laid stone of this bridge, completing the promise of an old socialist leader Mukhtar Anis who led thousands of people from reusa to Lucknow on foot for this bridge; the bridge was completed in 2017 when the chief minister Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated it. List of longest bridges in the world List of longest bridges above water in India List of bridges in India Kacchi Dargah-Bidupur Bridge

Kansai Plascon FC

Kansai Plascon FC are a Ugandan football club from Bugembe, Uganda. They were relegated from the Uganda Premier League in the 2016-17 season and play in the FUFA Big League, they were promoted from the FUFA Big League in 2013-14 and spent three years in the Uganda Premier League. Sadolin Paints reached the Ugandan cup semifinals in 2016-17, losing to second division side Paidha Black Angels 3-2 on aggregate. In 2015, they were managed by Dutch coach Jacques Van der Walt, only the second foreign manager in the Uganda Premier League, he was demoted in 2015. The club were known as Sadolin Paints FC during their time in the Uganda Premier League through sponsorship. However, Sadolin Paints in Uganda lost the right to use that trade name in 2017 and were bought by Kansai Plascon; the team rebranded to Kansai Plascon for the 2018 season

Sérgio Nogueira

Sérgio Luiz Seixas Francia Nogueira is a Brazilian male volleyball player. With his club Sada Cruzeiro he competed at the 2012 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship. 2000/2001 Brazilian Superliga, with Minas Tênis Clube 2001/2002 Brazilian Superliga, with Minas Tênis Clube 2006/2007 Brazilian Superliga, with Minas Tênis Clube 2011/2012 Brazilian Superliga, with Sada Cruzeiro 2013/2014 Brazilian Superliga, with Sada Cruzeiro 2014/2015 Brazilian Superliga, with Sada Cruzeiro 2015/2016 Brazilian Superliga, with Sada Cruzeiro 2016/2017 Brazilian Superliga, with Sada Cruzeiro 2017/2018 Brazilian Superliga, with Sada Cruzeiro 1999 – with Minas Tênis Clube 2012 – with Sada Cruzeiro 2014 – with Sada Cruzeiro 2015 – with Sada Cruzeiro 2016 – with Sada Cruzeiro 2017 – with Sada Cruzeiro 2018 – with Sada Cruzeiro 2019 – with Sada Cruzeiro 2012 – with Sada Cruzeiro 2013 – with Sada Cruzeiro 2015 – with Sada Cruzeiro 2016 – with Sada Cruzeiro 2017 – with Sada Cruzeiro 2012 Brazilian Superliga - Best Receiver 2012 South American Club Championship – Best Libero 2012 FIVB Club World Championship - Best Receiver 2012 FIVB Club World Championship - Best Libero 2013 Brazilian Superliga - Best Digger 2013 FIVB Club World Championship - Best Libero 2015 Brazilian Superliga - Best Digger 2015 FIVB Club World Championship - Best Libero 2015 South American Club Championship – Best Libero 2016 Brazilian Superliga - Best Digger 2016 FIVB Club World Championship - Best Libero 2017 Brazilian Superliga - Best Digger 2018 South American Club Championship – Best Libero profile at