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Court dress

Court dress comprises the style of clothes and other attire prescribed for members of courts of law and for royal courts. Depending on the country and jurisdiction's traditions, members of the court may wear formal robes, collars, or wigs. Within a certain country and court setting, there may be times when the full formal dress is not used, such as in trials involving children. Members of the old Judicial Committee of the House of Lords and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council never wore court dress. Instead, they were dressed in ordinary business clothing. Since the creation of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in 2009, the Justices of that court have retained the Law Lords' tradition of sitting unrobed. On ceremonial occasions they wear a robe of black damask embellished with gold with the logotype of the Supreme Court embroidered at the yoke. Court dress is worn at hearings in open court in all Senior Courts of England and Wales and in county courts. However, court dress may be dispensed with at the option of the judge, e.g. in hot weather, invariably where it may intimidate children, e.g. in the Family Division and at the trials of minors.

Court dress is not worn in magistrates' courts. In July 2007, the Baron Phillips of Worth Matravers, the serving Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, announced that changes would be made to court working dress in the English and Welsh courts; the reforms were due to take effect on 1 January 2008. The new robes for judges were designed by Betty Jackson and unveiled in May 2008, although a survey of judges published in March 2009 revealed substantial opposition to the new designs, as well as widespread annoyance at the lack of consultation prior to the change; the Chairman of the Bar announced in April 2008 that, as a result of a survey of the profession, the Bar would recommend that advocates should retain their existing formal robes in all cases and criminal, with possible exceptions in the County Court. In a letter to the profession, he said: Criminal barristers will keep wigs and gowns, as the Lord Chief Justice intends to keep the current court dress in criminal proceedings; the Bar is a single advocacy profession with specialisation in particular practice areas.

There is logic in having the same formal court dress, where formality and robes are required, for criminal and civil barristers... There is strong identification of the Bar of England and Wales in the public's mind and its formal dress nationally and internationally. For the most part, the changes only affect what is worn by judges in civil courts, who now wear a simplified robe and no wig. Dress worn in criminal courts remains unchanged; the changes have been reflected in the dress allowances made to judges. English and Welsh advocates who appear before a judge, robed must themselves be robed. All male advocates wear a white stiff wing collar with bands, they wear either a dark double-breasted suit or a black coat and waistcoat and black or grey morning dress striped trousers. The black coat and waistcoat can be combined into a single garment, a waistcoat with sleeves, known as a bar jacket or court waistcoat. Female advocates wear a dark suit, but wear bands attached to a collarette rather than a wing collar.

Junior barristers wear an open-fronted black gown with open sleeves and decorated with buttons and ribbons, a gathered yoke, over a black or dark suit, hence the term stuffgownsman for juniors. In addition, barristers ties down the back. Solicitors wear the same wing collar with collarette, as barristers, their gowns are of a different style, with a square collar and without gathered sleeves. By virtue of the Consolidated Criminal Practice Direction at I.1.1, "Solicitors and other advocates authorised under the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990... may wear short wigs in circumstances where they would be worn by Queen's Counsel or junior counsel." Barristers or solicitors who have been appointed Queen's Counsel wear a silk gown with a flap collar and long closed sleeves. For this reason, barristers who are appointed Queen's Counsel are said to have "taken silk", QCs themselves are colloquially called "silks"; the QC's black coat, known as a court coat, is cut like 18th-century court dress and the sleeve of the QC's court coat or bar jacket has a turned back cuff with three buttons across.

On special ceremonial occasions, QCs wear a long wig, black breeches, silk stockings and buckled shoes, lace cuffs and a lace jabot instead of bands. Judicial robes have always exhibited variety depending on the status of the judge, the type of court and other considerations. In addition to robes, judges have worn a short bench wig when working in court and a wing collar and bands at the neck. All judges in criminal cases continue to wear these traditional forms of dress, which are desc

List of awards and nominations received by Quentin Tarantino

Tarantino has directed multiple Oscar winning and nominated performances. The following is a list of awards and nominations received by American director and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino. In 1994, for his work on Pulp Fiction, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and for Best Original Screenplay, winning the latter. While Pulp Fiction was nominated for Best Picture, Tarantino wasn't a listed producer, he was nominated for the same categories in 2009 for Inglourious Basterds, in 2012 he again won Best Original Screenplay for Django Unchained. He received his first Best Picture nomination for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood due to his producer’s credit. 2005 Icon of the Decade Award at the 10th Empire Awards. 2007 Lifetime achievement award at the Malacañan Palace in Manila. 2008 Filmmaker on the Edge Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival. 2010 Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic along with Lucy Liu and Andy Vajna for producing the 2006 film Freedom's Fury.

2011 honorary César from the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma. 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Rome Film Festival. 2013 Prix Lumière, at the fifth Festival Lumière, in Lyon, France

Morning star (candlestick pattern)

The Morning Star is a pattern seen in a candlestick chart, a type of chart used by stock analysts to describe and predict price movements of a security, derivative, or currency over time. The pattern is made up of three candles: a long bearish candle, followed by a short bullish or bearish doji, followed by a long bullish candle. To have a valid Morning Star formation, most traders look for the top of the third candle to be at least halfway up the body of the first candle in the pattern. Black candles indicate falling prices, white candles indicate rising prices; when found in a downtrend, this pattern can be an indication that a reversal in the price trend is going to take place. What the pattern represents from a supply and demand point of view is a lot of selling in the period of the first black candle. A period of lower trading with a reduced range, which indicates indecision in the market, forms the second candle; this is followed by a large white candle. As the Morning Star is a three-candle pattern, traders don't wait for confirmation from a fourth candle before they buy the stock.

High volumes on the third trading day confirm the pattern. Traders look at the size of the candles for an indication of the size of the potential reversal; the larger the white and black candle, the higher the white candle moves in relation to the black candle, the larger the potential reversal. The chart below illustrates; the opposite occurring at the top of an uptrend is called an evening star. Technical analysis Chart pattern Spinning top Morning Star at chartscorner.com

James Sheridan Knowles

James Sheridan Knowles was an Irish dramatist and actor. Knowles was born in Cork, his father was the lexicographer James Knowles, cousin of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. The family moved to London in 1793, at the age of fourteen Knowles published a ballad entitled The Welsh Harper, set to music, was popular, his talents secured him the friendship of William Hazlitt, who introduced him to Charles Lamb and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He served for some time in the Wiltshire and afterwards in the Tower Hamlets militia, leaving the service to become a pupil of Dr Robert Willan, he obtained the degree of M. D. and was appointed vaccinator to the Jennerian Society. Although Dr Willan offered him a share in his practice, Knowles decided to give up medicine for the stage, making his first appearance as an actor at Bath, played Hamlet at the Crow Theatre, Dublin. At Wexford he married, in October 1809, an actress from the Edinburgh Theatre. In 1810 he wrote a successful play in which Edmund Kean appeared. In 1817 he moved from Belfast to Glasgow, besides keeping a flourishing school, he continued to write for the stage.

His first important success was Caius Gracchus, produced at Belfast in 1815. In William Tell, Knowles wrote for Macready one of his favourite parts, his best-known play, The Hunchback, was produced at Covent Garden in 1832, Knowles won praise acting in the work as Master Walter. The Wife was brought out at the same theatre in 1833. In his years he forsook the stage for the pulpit, as a Baptist preacher attracted large audiences at Exeter Hall and elsewhere, he published two polemical works: the Rock of Rome and the Idol Demolished by Its Own Priests in both of which he combated the special doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. Knowles was for some years in the receipt of an annual pension of £200, bestowed by Sir Robert Peel in 1849. In old age he befriended the young Edmund Gosse. Knowles makes a happy appearance in Gosse's Son, he died at Torquay on 30 November 1862. He is buried under a huge tomb at the summit of the Glasgow Necropolis. A full list of the works of Knowles and of the various notices of him will be found in The Life of James Sheridan Knowles printed by his son, Richard Brinsley Knowles, well known as a journalist.

It was translated into German. Leo. A Collection of Poems on Various Subjects Fugitive Pieces The Senate, or Social Villagers of Kentish Town, a Canto The Rock of Rome. Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900

Archibald Sim

Archibald Millar Robertson Sim is a former South African cricketer. Sim was a right-handed batsman, he was born at Transvaal Province. Sim made his first-class debut for North Eastern Transvaal against Rhodesia in the 1962/63 Currie Cup, he made two further appearances against Border and Rhodesia. In his three appearances, he scored 45 runs at an average of 9.00, with a high score of 17. He played county cricket for Northamptonshire in 1964, making his first-class debut for the county against Cambridge University, he made a further appearance in 1965 against Oxford University, before making two further appearances in 1966 against Oxford University and Nottinghamshire. In his four first-class appearances for Northamptonshire, he scored 151 runs at an average of 25.16, with a high score of 66 not out, which came against Oxford University in 1965. Archibald Sim at ESPNcricinfo Archibald Sim at CricketArchive

Brian Sanford

Brian Sanford is a former American football defensive end. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2010, he played college football for Temple, was a postgraduate player at the Connecticut boarding school, Westminster School. He played college football for Temple. After going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, Sanford signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent on May 17, 2010, he was cut on September 4, 2010. He was added to the Browns' practice squad the following day. In 2011, Sanford appeared in 5 games for the Cleveland Browns. In 2012, Sanford spent the first 7 weeks of the season on the practice squad until he was placed on the active roster on October 27, 2012. On August 19, 2013, Sanford was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for offensive lineman John Moffitt. On August 20, 2013, the trade was rescinded due to Moffitt failing his physical. Sanford was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Raiders on September 1, 2013. Sanford re-signed with the Browns on December 25, 2013.

He was released on May 12, 2014. Sanford signed with the Denver Broncos in August 2014. Oakland Raiders bio Cleveland Browns bio Temple Owls bio