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Craig Charles

Craig Joseph Charles is a British actor, television presenter, DJ and poet. He plays Dave Lister in the science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf and played Lloyd Mullaney in the soap opera Coronation Street; as a funk and soul DJ he appears on BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 2, was the presenter of the gladiator-style game show Robot Wars from 1998 to 2004. Charles first appeared on television as a performance poet. After finding fame in Red Dwarf, he featured on national television with celebrity appearances on many popular shows while he continued to host a wide variety of programmes. Charles narrated the comedy endurance show Takeshi's Castle. From 2017, he has hosted The Gadget Show for Channel 5, his acting credits include playing inmate Eugene Buffy in the ITV drama The Governor, leading roles in the British films Fated and Clubbing to Death. He has toured the UK extensively as a stand-up comedian. Charles has hosted The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC radio since 2002, performs DJ sets at numerous clubs and festivals and internationally.

In September 2015, he left Coronation Street to film new episodes of Red Dwarf. Charles was born in Liverpool to Irish mother, he grew up on the Cantril Farm housing estate with his older brother and his 2 other brothers Jimmy and Emile. He attended West Derby Comprehensive School followed by Childwall Hall College of Further Education, studying A-levels in History and Politics, English Literature and General Studies. Charles won a national competition, run by The Guardian newspaper, for a poem he wrote when he was 12 years old. On leaving school Charles spent time working in a studio at Renshaw Street, Liverpool. Charles began his career as a contemporary and urban performance poet on the British cabaret circuit, his performances were considered original, with Charles described as having a natural ironic wit which appealed to talent scouts. In 1981, Charles climbed on stage at a Teardrop Explodes concert and recited a humorous, but derogatory, poem about the band's singer, Julian Cope, he was invited to open subsequent gigs for the group and went on to perform as a support act in pubs and clubs for the following three years, at events such as the Larks in the Park music festival at Sefton Park.

He performed poetry at Liverpool's Everyman Theatre with such poets as Roger McGough and Adrian Henri. Charles was involved in the Liverpool music scene and singing lyrics for a number of local rock bands. In 1980, he played keyboards and provided voice in the rock band Watt 4, he performed his political rap lyrics as a'Wordsmith'. In 1983, Charles was invited to record a session on the John Peel BBC Radio show, performing his poems backed by a band; this was his first professional engagement. He recorded a further Peel Session in 1984. Charles realised he was using poetry as a vehicle for his sense of humour and progressed into stand-up comedy, he was part of the Red Wedge comedy tour in 1986, which aimed to raise awareness of the social problems of the time, in support of the Labour Party. He performed his first one-man show in 1986, which premiered in Edinburgh, toured internationally. Charles was a guest on programmes including Janice Long's Radio 1 show, was a regular panellist on Ned Sherrin's chat show Loose Ends on BBC Radio 4.

Charles first appeared on television as the resident poet on the arts programme Riverside on BBC2 and on the day-time BBC1 chat show Pebble Mill at One. Charles was the resident poet on the Channel 4 programme Black on Black and its entertainment-based successor Club Mix, he appeared, weekly, as a John Cooper Clarke-style'punk poet' on the BBC2 pop music programme Oxford Road Show. Charles performed his political poems as stand-up comedy on the late-night show Saturday Live and on the prime-time BBC1 chat show Wogan, where he performed a topical poem in a weekly feature, he appeared as a guest on shows including Open Air. Charles included significant acting in his performance style, enabling him to put the emotion across. In September 2015, Charles performed his "epic" poem Scary Fairy and the Tales of the Dark Wood live with the BBC Philharmonic orchestra, in a concert to be broadcast on BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night at Halloween. Charles' first television acting role was the Liverpudlian slob Dave Lister in science fiction comedy series Red Dwarf.

Charles has appeared in all twelve series. Charles' younger brother, Emile Charles, guest-starred in the Series III episode "Timeslides", the songs "Bad News" and "Cash" in this episode were written by Charles and performed by his band; the role has involved Charles playing a variety of alternative characters, including a gangster, a cowboy and angelic and evil versions of Lister, in him carrying out a wide range of stunts, acting involving special effects. All series, except IX, were recorded in front of a studio audience. Along with Danny John-Jules, Charles is one of only two cast members to appear in every episode of Red Dwarf to date. Charles reads the audiobook editions of both the Red Dwarf novel Last Human and his book The Log: A Dwarfer's Guide to Everything, he attends sci-fi, comedy and memorabilia conventions in connection with the Red Dwarf franchise. During Back to Earth, Lister visits the set of Coronation Street, where he meets the actor Craig Charles. Charles presented Robot Wars on BBC2 and Channel 5, from series 2 until series 7, which included two Extreme series and numerous'specials'.

Charles was the main host and presided over the arena in which teams of amateur engineers b

Aaron Duran

Aaron Duran is an American writer and media producer in Portland, Oregon, of Mexican and Italian descent. He is the host of Geek in the City Radio, webmaster of, a regular guest on the cortandfatboy and The Rick Emerson Show. For several years, he was one of the producers of Ground Zero Radio with Clyde Lewis. Duran organized a failed effort in 2008 to rename Portland's 42nd Avenue to Douglas Adams Boulevard in honor of science fiction author Douglas Adams. In order to express his own opinions about geek culture, Aaron started Geek in the City in the early 2000s, it has since become a repository of opinion and information for those shunned from'mainstream' geek sites. Upset with the current state of comics, Aaron began working on his own comic in 2007, he was able to locate an artist in 2009 and a letterer in 2010 and began self publication in January 2011. At present, the comic is available in many comic stores in Portland and online at Geek in the La Brujeria's plot involves a Mexican American woman named Althalia, gifted with powers from her ancestors, joining a paranormal investigation company based in Portland.

The comic draws on Duran's heritage, adoration for comics such as love of Portland. In 2006, Aaron began co-hosting Film Fever Radio with Scott Dally, a long running podcast based on a now defunct magazine called Film Fever. In 2008, the decision was made to retool the show and rename it Geek in the City Radio because the Film Fever name made it difficult to obtain guests outside of the movie industry. Since the show has expanded into an overall coverage of geek news and includes an ensemble cast of people from around Portland. Aaron Duran on IMDb Geek in the City Rename42nd Renaming 42nd Avenue for Douglas Adams - The Portland Mercury Transfixed! Grown men line up for boyhood's - The Oregonian

List of international cricket centuries by Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle is a West Indian cricketer who captained the West Indies cricket team from 2007 to 2010. A left-handed batsman, he has scored centuries in Test and One Day International matches on fifteen and twenty-five occasions respectively, he has scored century in Twenty20 International cricket on two occasions. Gayle made his Test debut in March 2000 against Zimbabwe, scoring 33 and 0, he made his first Test century the following year, scoring 175 against the same team during the first match of the 2001 series between the teams. Gayle's first double century came in June 2002 against New Zealand when he scored 204 in a man of the match performance in Queen's Park, he scored his first triple century against South Africa at Antigua Recreation Ground in May 2005. His highest score of 333—fourth highest total for the West Indies—came against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium in November 2010. Gayle is one of four players to score two triple centuries in Test cricket, he has scored centuries against seven different opponents, has been most successful against New Zealand and South Africa, making three against each of them.

He has scored Test centuries at twelve different cricket grounds, including eight at venues outside the West Indies. Gayle made his ODI debut in 1999 against India, his maiden century in the format came three years against Kenya at the Simba Union Ground, his highest score of 215 came during the 2015 Cricket World Cup against Zimbabwe at the Manuka Oval, Canberra. With five scores over 150 in ODIs, he is joint-third in the list. Gayle has scored ODI centuries at nineteen different cricket grounds. Eighteen of his ODI centuries came at fifteen different venues outside the West Indies. Having made his first T20I appearance in February 2006, Gayle became the first player to score a century in the format when he made 117 against South Africa in the first match of the 2007 ICC World Twenty20; as of July 2018, he is one of nine players to have scored more than one century in the format. As of 2019, he is eleventh overall—tied with Sanath Jayasuriya—among all-time century-makers in international cricket

Tirzah Firestone

Tirzah Firestone is an American analytical psychotherapist and Jewish Renewal rabbi. She is the founding rabbi of Congregation Nevei Kodesh, a Jewish Renewal synagogue in Boulder, is now Rabbi Emerita there, she was ordained by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi in 1992 and is a leader in the international Jewish Renewal Movement. Known for her work on feminism and the modern applications of Jewish mystical wisdom, Firestone teaches nationally on Jewish ancestral healing and the common boundary between ancient Jewish heritage and modern psychology. Firestone is an active Member of Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal and the Ohalah Rabbinic Association, she was the National Co-Chair of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights and is serving on the board of the Yesod Foundation. Tirzah Firestone was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family in Missouri. Firestone was the fifth of six children born to Kate Firestone, she is the younger sister of Shulamith Firestone. She went to Hebrew day schools through high school.

Firestone earned her Masters Degree in Holistic Counseling from Beacon College in 1982. After graduating, she spent an extended period living in Israel and working on Kibbutz Ma'ale Gilboa and Moshav Amirim, she apprenticed in Jerusalem with Rabanit Leah Sharabi, the wife of Kabbalist, Rabbi Mordechai Sharabi, who influenced her greatly. In her memoir, Firestone tells the story of how her first husband inspired her return to Judaism by means of his own faith and love of Judaism. Firestone remarried in 1999 to David Friedman. Together they have three grown children. Wounds into Wisdom: Healing Intergenerational Jewish Trauma The Receiving: Reclaiming Jewish Women’s Wisdom With Roots in Heaven: One Woman's Passionate Journey into the Heart of Her Faith "Intergenerational Trauma and the Patriarchy," published in Tikkun Magazine, Spring 2019. "War and Peace: Intertwining Threads in the Jewish Tradition," in The Warrior and the Pacifist: Competing Motifs in Buddhism, Judaism and Islam Lester Kurtz, Ed.

Routledge Press, 2018. "Trauma Legacies in the Middle East", published in Tikkun Magazine, 2014, 29: 6-10. "The Jewish Cultural Complex," published in Psychological Perspectives: A Quarterly Journal of Jungian Thought, Vol 57, No 3, August, 2014. "At the Altar of Consciousness: The Individuation of God and Abraham", published in Psychological Perspectives: A Quarterly Journal of Jungian Thought, Volume 56, 2013. “Transforming Our Stories Through Midrash”, in New Jewish Feminism: Probing the Past, Forging the Future, edited by Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, 2009. “Flatbread in Feeble Times”, in The Women’s Seder Sourcebook: Rituals and Readings for Use at the Passover Seder, Edited by Anisfeld, Mohr & Spector, Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, 2003. "Ashreynu! Jewish Chants for Meditation and Prayer" with Lisa Antosofsky, Sheldon Sands. "The Woman's Kabbalah: Ecstatic Jewish Practices for Women", Sounds True, Colorado, 2000

Scott Howson

Donald Scott Howson is a Canadian ice hockey executive and former player. He was the general manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. In July 2020, he will take over as president and chief executive officer of the American Hockey League; as a youth, Howson played in the 1973 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Thornhill, Ontario. Howson played 2 seasons with the Kingston Canadians of the Ontario Hockey Association, one more season with the club after they moved to the Ontario Hockey League. In that season, Howson amassed 57 goals, 140 points in 66 games; that was second in team scoring to Bernie Nicholls, sixth in league scoring. Howson would go on to play one season with the Toledo Goaldiggers of the IHL, he won the Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy as IHL rookie of the year after scoring 55 goals and 120 points in only 74 games. Howson played 146 games over three seasons with the Indianapolis Checkers of the Central Hockey League.

It was after his time with the Checkers that Howson split two seasons between the New York Islanders, their American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Indians. He played 8 games in the 1984–85 season, another 10 in the 1985–86 season. In the total 18 games, he had 5 goals, 3 assists, 8 points. Howson first became the general manager of the Edmonton Oilers AHL affiliate, the Cape Breton Oilers and the Hamilton Bulldogs; when Glen Sather left the Edmonton Oilers for the New York Rangers, the Oilers hired Kevin Lowe, Lowe promoted Howson to the Oilers where he served as assistant general manager from 2002 to 2007. On June 15, 2007, Howson was named general manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets. On February 12, 2013, he was fired by the Blue Jackets. On March 12, 2013, he was hired by the Edmonton Oilers as a professional scout. On April 15, 2013, the Oilers named him the senior vice president of hockey operations; when Peter Chiarelli was hired as the Oilers' general manager in 2015, Howson's role was changed to vice president of player personnel.

Scott Howson career statistics at Scott Howson career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database

Ohio State Route 554

State Route 554 is an east–west state highway located in the southeastern corner of Ohio, a U. S. state. The western terminus of State Route 554 is at State Route 325 about 1 mile north of Rio Grande, just 1 block north of the State Route 325 interchange off of U. S. Route 35, its eastern terminus is at a signalized intersection with State Route 7 in Cheshire a mere two blocks west of the Ohio River. The entirety of State Route 554 is contained within Gallia County. No portion of this state highway is included as a part of the National Highway System. State Route 554 was designated in 1937 along the routing through Gallia County that it occupies. No changes of major significance have taken place to this state highway since it was first certified; the entire route is in Gallia County