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1986 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1986 was the 100th staging of Ireland's premier hurling knock-out competition. Cork won the championship, beating Galway 4 -- 13 to 2 -- 15 in the final at Dublin. Munster Championship Quarter-final: This is a single match between the first two teams drawn from the province of Munster. One team is eliminated at this stage. Semi-finals: The winner of the lone quarter-final joins the other three Munster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage. Final: The winner of the two semi-finals contest this game. One team is eliminated at this stage. Leinster Championship Quarter-finals: These are two matches between the first four teams drawn from the province of Leinster. Two teams are eliminated at this stage. Semi-finals: The winners of the two quarter-finals join the other two Leinster teams to make up the semi-final pairings. Two teams are eliminated at this stage. Final: The winners of the two semi-finals contest this game.

One team is eliminated at this stage. All-Ireland Championship Quarter-final: This is a single match between Galway and the winners of the All-Ireland'B' championship. One team is eliminated at this stage while the winners advance to the semi-final where they play the Leinster champions. Semi-finals: The winners of the lone quarter-final join the Munster and Leinster champions and Antrim to make up the semi-final pairings; the provincial champions are kept apart in separate semi-finals. Two teams are eliminated at this stage. Final: The two winners of the semi-finals contest this game. Hat-trick heroes: First hat-trick of the championship: P. J. Cuddy for Laois against Offaly Second hat-trick of the championship: Noel Lane for Galway against Kerry Third hat-trick of the championship: Jimmy Barry-Murphy for Cork against Antrim Widest winning margin: 30 points Galway 4–24: 1–3 Kerry Most goals in a match: 8 Cork 7–11: 1–24 Antrim Most points in a match: 39 Kilkenny 1–21: 0–18 Wexford Most goals by one team in a match: 7 Cork 7–11: 1–24 Antrim Most goals scored by a losing team: 4 Laois 4–9: 1–23 Offaly Most points scored by a winning team: 24 Galway 4–24: 1–3 Kerry Most points scored by a losing team: 24 Antrim 1–24: 7–11 Cork

John Stuart Scott

John Stuart Scott is an American television director and producer who has directed episodes for several well-known series including Glee, The Office and Chuck. Scott began his career behind the camera working on a number of films and television series and commercials in the camera dept. through the early nineties up until 2009 when he made his directorial debut on the Ryan Murphy drama series Nip/Tuck. In 2010, Scott directed the final episode of that series, "Hiro Yoshimura". Since he has directed two more episodes for Ryan Murphy, he directed the third episode of the seventh season of the American version of The Office. The episode, entitled "Andy's Play", saw the character Andrew Bernard join the cast of a local production of Sweeney Todd. Scott has directed for shows such as Scoundrels, Love Bites, Gigantic and American Horror Story. Suits, The Magicians. In 2015 he was Producer/DIrector on the hit show Mistresses/ABC. John Stuart Scott on IMDb Website at

Bernard Lee (poker player)

Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who first came to prominence by finishing 13th in the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event. Since Lee has enjoyed some success in other poker tournaments. In October 2008, Lee won the $600 No-Limit Hold’em Shoot-out event at the World Poker Finals; this victory earned him three titles in three consecutive years as he won the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em event at the 2006 World Poker Finals and the $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em event at the 2007 World Poker Finals. As of 2012, his live tournament winnings exceed $1,900,000. Since September 2005, Lee has written the Sunday poker column for the Boston Herald. In April 2006, Lee joined the Poker website as a regular columnist. In July 2008, Lee released his first book, The Final Table, Volume I, a compilation of his Boston Herald columns. Based on the first book's success, Lee released his second book, The Final Table, Volume II, in December 2008, he has been a guest columnist for several magazines. Debuting in May 2007, Lee hosts a poker radio show in the Boston metropolitan area and on the online poker radio station Rounder's Radio.

"The Bernard Lee Poker Show" incorporates interviews with poker guests including well known players and prominent industry personnel. In addition to current poker news and related information, Lee utilizes calls and e-mails from listeners to discuss poker topics and tips. Previous guests have included Pius Heinz, Jonathan Duhamel, Joe Cada, Peter Eastgate, Joseph Hachem, Greg Raymer, Chris Moneymaker, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Mike Matusow, Norman Chad, Mike Sexton, Linda Johnson, JC Tran, Jonathan Little, Annie Duke, Dennis Phillips and members of the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 November Nine. Over the past few years, Lee has commentated for, and the Eastern Poker Tour Championship Tournament In November 2008, stated “While many people might think of Dan Harrington and his green Red Sox hat when they think of poker and Boston, it is Lee, the voice of poker in New England.” In March 2008, Lee was the co-commentator, alongside legendary sports announcer Howard David, for the live coverage of the WSOP Circuit Main Event in Atlantic City seen on

Since May 2008, Lee is the lead commentator for the Eastern Poker Tour Championship Tournament seen in New England on Comcast Sports Net. In June 2008, Lee was the co-commentator for the live coverage of the WSOP $5,000 preliminary no-limit hold ‘em events in Las Vegas. In June 2009, Lee was the lead commentator for the live coverage on for the WSOP $10,000 world championship limit hold ‘em event in Las Vegas. In November 2010, Lee was a guest commentator for live coverage on for the WSOP main event final table. Launched in August 2009, Lee is the co-host for ESPN Inside Deal; this show not only features some of the biggest players in the game and cover poker news each week, but take an in-depth look into the world of poker. Guests have included Joe Cada, Jonathan Duhamel, Pius Heinz, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moneymaker, Phil Hellmuth, Mike Sexton and members of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 November Nine. In 2011, the show was featured on ESPN, ESPN2 and during the breaks and received rave reviews.

Since 2005, Lee has been teaching poker to private students. Lee caught the attention of the WPT Boot Camp for his teaching ability. Since he has taught several camps and is trained to teach both tournament and cash strategies. In 2009, Lee joined the teaching staff of the WSOP Academy as an instructor. Lee was educated in the New England area. Lee lives just outside Boston, Massachusetts with his wife of over ten years and two children. Bernard Lee Interview

Beetle Bailey

Beetle Bailey is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Mort Walker, published since September 4, 1950. It is set on a fictional United States Army post. In the years just before Walker's death in 2018, it was among the oldest comic strips still being produced by its original creator. Over the years, Mort Walker had been assisted by Jerry Dumas, Bob Gustafson, Frank Johnson and Walker's sons Neal and Greg Walker who are continuing the strip after his death. Beetle was a college student at Rockview University; the characters in that early strip were modeled after Walker's Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers at the University of Missouri. On March 13, 1951, during the strip's first year, Beetle quit school and enlisted in the U. S. Army, where he has remained since. Most of the humor in Beetle Bailey revolves around the inept characters stationed at Camp Swampy, located near the town of Hurleyburg at "Parris Island, S. C.". Private Bailey is a lazy sort who naps and avoids work, thus is the subject of verbal and physical chastising from his superior officer, Sergeant Snorkel.

The characters never seem to see combat themselves, with the exception of mock battles and combat drills. In fact, they seem to be in their own version of stereotypical comic strip purgatory; the uniforms of Beetle Bailey are still the uniforms of the late 1940s to early 1970s Army, with green fatigues and baseball caps as the basic uniform, the open jeep as the basic military vehicle. Sergeant First Class Snorkel wears a green Class A Army dress uniform with wrinkled garrison cap. Despite this'anachronism,' modern weapons and equipment do make rare appearances. While Beetle Bailey's unit is Company A, one running gag is that the characters are variously seen in different branches of the Army, such as artillery, armor and paratroops. Beetle is always seen with a helmet covering his forehead and eyes. On leave, his "civvies" include a pork pie hat worn in the same style, he can only be seen without it once -- in the original strip. The strip never ran in any newspaper, it has only been printed in various books on the strip's history.

One daily strip had Sarge scare Beetle's hat off. One running gag has Sergeant Snorkel hanging helplessly from a small tree branch after having fallen off a cliff. While he is never shown falling off, or walking close to the edge of a cliff, he always seems to hold on to that same branch, yelling for help. During the first two years of Beetle Bailey's run, Walker did all work on the strip himself, including writing, penciling and lettering. After that, numerous people would assist Walker on the strip through the years; as of 2016, the strip was being syndicated in 1,800 papers in the United States and the rest of the world. Beetle Bailey is unusual in having one of the largest and most varied permanent casts of any comic strip. While many of the older characters are seen none have been retired. Private Carl James "Beetle" Bailey—the main character and strip's namesake, a feckless, perpetual goof-off and straggler known for his chronic laziness and insubordinate attitude. Slack, hapless and freckled, Beetle's eyes are always concealed, whether by headgear or, in the rare instance of not wearing any, by his hair.

In early strips, it was revealed. Beetle is a member of "Kilo Company" 3rd Battalion of 13th Division. Beetle's and Lois's grandmother came from Ireland, he has an enforced chef's palate from being forced to taste Cookie's questionable preparations. Sergeant 1st Class Orville P. Snorkel—Beetle's platoon sergeant and nemesis, introduced in 1951. Sarge is known to beat up Beetle for any excuse he can think of, leaving Beetle a shapeless pulp. Once, in the February 2, 1971 strip, he shoved Beetle through a knothole in the floorboard. Sarge is too lovable to be a villain, however. Obese, snaggle-toothed and volatile, Sarge can be alternately sentimental, he and Beetle seem to have a mutual love/hate relationship. They share an uneasy alliance. Sarge is a helpless foodie, loves food like crazy and does not miss a single chance where he can lay his hands on food, he is seen gobbling up cakes that Beetle's mother lovingly sends him. In some early strips Sarge was married, but he was retconned into an unmarried Army lifer, who knows next to nothing about civilian life.

Despite his grouchiness and bossiness, Sarge does have a soft side, which he keeps concealed. He is from Kansas, he was known to be foul-mouthed compared to the rest of the cast. Sarge's mother's maiden name is "Papadopoulos". Otto—Sgt. Snorkel's anthropomorphic, look-alike bulldog whom Sarge dresses up the same as himself, in an army uniform. Otto seems to have a particular antipathy towards Beetle, his first appearance was July 17, 1956.


Germanane is a single-layer crystal composed of germanium with one hydrogen bonded in the z-direction for each atom. In material science, great interest is shown in related single layered materials, such as graphene, composed of carbon, silicene, composed of silicon; such materials represent a new generation of semiconductors with potential applications in computer chips and solar cells. Germanane’s structure is similar to graphane, therefore graphene. Bulk germanium does not adopt this structure. Germanane has been produced in a two-step route starting with calcium germanide. From this material, the calcium is removed by de-intercalation with HCl to give a layered solid with the empirical formula GeH; the Ca sites in Zintyl-phase CaGe2 interchange with the H atoms in the HCl solution, which leaves us with GeH and CaCl2. Germanane's electron mobility is predicted to be more than ten times that of silicon and five times more than conventional germanium. Hydrogen-doped germanane is physically stable when exposed to air and water.

Germanane has a “direct band gap,” absorbing and emitting light, useful for optoelectronics. In addition, the Ge atoms have higher spin-orbit coupling which can allow us to explore the quantum spin Hall effect. Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and the University of Ioannina in Greece, have reported on the first field effect transistor fabricated with germanane, highlighting its promising electronic and optoelectronic properties. Germanane FET's show transport in both electron and hole doped regimes with on/off current ratio of up to 105 and carrier mobilities of 150 cm2 −1 at 77 K. A significant enhancement of the device conductivity under illumination with 650 nm red laser is observed. Strong excitons in novel two-dimensional crystals: Silicane and germanane