Sir Clive Hubert Lloyd is a former Guyanese cricketer who played for the West Indies cricket team. In 1971 he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year, he captained the West Indies between 1974 and 1985 and oversaw their rise to become the dominant Test-playing nation, a position, only relinquished in the latter half of the 1990s. He is one of the most successful Test captains of all time: during his captaincy the side had a run of 27 matches without defeat, which included 11 wins in succession, he was the first West Indian player to earn 100 international caps. Lloyd captained the West Indies in three World Cups, winning in 1975 and 1979 while losing the 1983 final to India. Lloyd was occasional medium-pace bowler. In his youth he was a strong cover point fielder, he wore his famous glasses as a result of being poked in the eye with a ruler. His Test match debut came in 1966. Lloyd scored 7,515 runs at Test level, at an average of 46.67. He hit 70 sixes in his Test career, the 14th highest number of any player.
He played for his home nation of Guyana in West Indies domestic cricket, for Lancashire in England. He is a cousin of spin bowler Lance Gibbs. Since retiring as a player, Lloyd has remained involved in cricket, managing the West Indies in the late 1990s, coaching and commentating, he was an ICC match referee from 2001–2006. In 2009, Lloyd was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, he was knighted in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to cricket. In 1971–72, Lloyd suffered a back injury while playing for a Rest of the World team at the Adelaide Oval, he was fielding in the covers. He made an amazing effort to take the catch but it bounced out of his hands when he hit the ground awkwardly; when he went to get up, he felt a stabbing pain in his back and he was unable to move. He spent the next few weeks in an Adelaide hospital flat on his back. In the 1975 Cricket World Cup Final against Australia, the West Indies were deep in trouble at 3/50 when Lloyd strode to the crease, he duly made 102 from the only limited overs international century of his career.
With Rohan Kanhai he added 149 for the West Indies to win by 17 runs. Play ended at 8:40pm London time and was the longest day's play at Lord's. On 22 January 1985, Lloyd was made an honorary Officer of the Order of Australia for his services to the sport of cricket in relation to his outstanding and positive influence on the game in Australia. In 2005, Lloyd offered his patronage to Major League Cricket for their inaugural Interstate Cricket Cup in the United States, to be named the Sir Clive Lloyd Cup, his son, Jason Clive Lloyd, is a goalkeeper for the Guyana national football team. In 2007, Lloyd's authorised biography, was published, it was written by the cricket journalist, Simon Lister
Methanobrevibacter woesei is a species of methanogen archaeon, named after Carl R. Woese. Coccobacillus with tapered ends, about 0.6 micrometres in width and 1 micrometre in length, occurring in pairs or short chains. Gram-positive reaction, its cell walls are composed of pseudomurein. It is a strict anaerobe and its type strain is GST, it was first isolated from goose faeces. Hackstein, Johannes HP, ed. symbiotic methanogenic archaea. Vol. 19. Springer, 2010. Schaechter, Moselio. Encyclopedia of Microbiology. San Diego: Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-373944-6. Falkow, Stanley; the prokaryotes: a handbook on the biology of bacteria. Berlin: Springer. ISBN 0-387-25493-5. Bignell, David Edward, Yves Roisin, Nathan Lo, eds. Biology of termites: A modern synthesis. Springer, 2011. LPSN "Methanobrevibacter woesei" at the Encyclopedia of Life Type strain of Methanobrevibacter woesei at BacDive - the Bacterial Diversity Metadatabase
Brad Gobright was an American climber known for free solo climbing. Gobright was born in Orange County and began climbing when he was six, he dropped out of college in 2009, working odd jobs during winter and climbing during the rest of the year. Gobright and Mason Earle made the first free ascent of The Heart Route on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in 2015. In 2016, he and Scott Bennett climbed three routes on El Capitan in 24 hours – Zodiac, The Nose and Lurking Fear. In 2017, he and Jim Reynolds set a speed record of two hours 19 minutes and 44 seconds for The Nose on El Capitan. With Alex Honnold in June 2019, he made the second free ascent of El Niño on El Capitan in fourteen-and-a-half hours. On November 27, 2019, Gobright fell about 300 meters to his death on the El Sendero Luminoso climb at El Potrero Chico in Nuevo León, Mexico; the accident happened while rappelling down the face of El Sendero Luminoso with his partner Aidan Jacobson, after the pair had completed a quick climb of the face.
Jacobson survived with injuries. It was reported that the two men were simul-rappelling, a technique in which two climbers descend opposite strands of an anchored rope, with their bodies acting as counterweights to each other. Safety Third – A segment in Sender Films' Reel Rock 12, the 27-minute documentary shows Gobright's bold trad and free solo climbs including his free solo ascent of Hairstyles and Attitudes on the Bastille, Eldorado Canyon, Colorado. Two Nineteen Forty Four – The 8 minute film shows Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds's October 2017 speed record of 2 hours, 19 minutes, 44 seconds on The Nose, a route up El Capitan in Yosemite, California; the Nose Speed Record – Featured in Reel Rock 14, the 63 minute documentary features Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell's successful effort to beat Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds's speed record on The Nose of El Capitan. Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds's previous speed record was 2 hours, 19 minutes, 44 seconds; the new speed record set by Honnold and Caldwell was 1 hour, 58 minutes, 7 seconds.
The documentary shows the friendly rivalry between them. 2015, The Heart Route El Capitan, Yosemite, US – First free ascent by Brad Gobright and Mason Earle on June 19, 2015. 2015, Hairstyles and Attitudes in Eldorado Canyon, Colorado, US – First free solo ascent by Brad Gobright in November 2015. 2017, The Nose El Capitan, Yosemite, US – Former speed record of 2 hours, 19 minutes, 44 seconds set by Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds in October 2017
Saundra Smokes was an American journalist and playwright. Saundra was a free-lance journalist for 3.5 years and a former employee of The Post-Standard for more than 30 years. She was a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, inducted into the Syracuse Press Club Wall of Distinction, was a member of the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company, she was a syndicated columnist for 22 newspapers nationwide and won a Cable Ace award for a video drama. Smokes was born in Syracuse, New York, graduated from Nottingham High School, she attended the University of Buffalo, lived in Albany for a time before taking a job with the Herald Journal in 1978. Through her column she shared her opinions about topics including, but not limited to race relations, poverty and popular culture. In November 1992, she wrote a column on the trial of police officers involved in the beating of Los Angeles motorist Rodney King, picked up by newspapers across the country. Saundra Smokes wrote plays, including A Tribute to Motown and In Our Own Backyard, a video drama, Daddy’s Home, which won a Cable Ace award.
Smokes won numerous journalism awards, including a first-place community service award from the New York State Publishers Association for her 2003 editorial series, “Taxpayers Held Hostage.” In 2004 she was inducted onto the Syracuse Press Club's Wall of Distinction, a permanent exhibit in the Civic Center. In May 2012, she began writing a guest column for The Post-Standard, in June she started a weekly radio show on WHEN-AM, Power 620, Saundra Smokes Speaks on Venus, she published many columns. Official website
Miss Chinese International Pageant 1988, the 1st Miss Chinese International Pageant was held on October 2, 1988 in Hong Kong. The pageant was broadcast by TVB in Hong Kong. At the end of the pageant, Run Run Shaw crowned Michelle Reis of Hong Kong as the first Miss Chinese International. Hong Kong would not win the pageant, until 12 years when Sonija Kwok won the crown in 2000; the theme to this year's pageant is "Chinese Light Shines Throughout the World, TVB Makes New History" 「華裔光采耀全球 無線電視創新猶」. The Masters of Ceremonies were Philip Chan. Special performing guest was cantopop singer Leslie Cheung; this is the first year of the pageant, makes history as the first international Chinese pageant. Miss Friendship: Tanya Lim 林綺梅 Miss Photogenic: Michelle Reis 李嘉欣 Contestants who competed or will be competing at other international beauty pageants: Miss World1988: Hong Kong: Michelle Monique REIS 1988: Macau: Helena LO BRANCO 1992: Manila, Philippines: Marina BENIPAYO Johnny's Pageant Page - Miss Chinese International Pageant 1988
Leigh Christian is an American actress best known for her guest starring roles on many major television series during the 1970s and 1980s including The Rockford Files, Hawaii Five-O, The Six Million Dollar Man, Knight Rider and Hutch, The Ghost Busters, Emergency!, amongst others. Christian appeared in Barnaby Jones in her earlier years, in an episode titled "Trap Play". Christian was born in Pennsylvania daughter of Dorothy Mae Close. Graduating high school with high honors, she continued her education and holds an associate degree in Liberal Arts from Santa Monica College, her interests in psychology and physical health led her to pursue further education in those fields obtaining proficiency certificates as a Sports Nutritionist and Fitness Instructor, Educational Kinesiology techniques, practicing Aromatherapy and Physical Therapy. Christian began her entertainment career in Kansas City, Missouri shooting two commercials that qualified her for a SAG card when she moved to Hollywood in 1968.
She continued totaling over 100 shoots. Christian had roles in Disney's The World's Greatest Athlete and two cult films: The Doll Squad, directed by Ted Mikels, Beyond Atlantis, directed by the famous Filipino impresario of horror genre films, Eddie Romero, she had a co-starring role in Butterfly, the debut movie of Pia Zadora directed by Matt Cimber. Christian's role in Beyond Atlantis as Syrene, the undersea princess, earned her a place in an Australian Film Company's documentary entitled Machete Maidens Unleashed!. Movies of the Week include Intimate Agony Delta County U. S. A. Six Million Dollar Man: Solid Gold Kidnapping In 1977, Christian married, moved to Las Vegas, gave birth to her son Tao-by A. Aleman in 1978. Christian ended her marriage in 1983, entered the business world, she had a brief retirement in 2008. Leigh Christian on IMDb TV Guide biography and creditsREFERENCE: Demetria Fulton.