TPC Deere Run is an 18-hole golf course in the central United States, located in Silvis, along the Rock River. It is operated by the PGA Tour as a member of their Tournament Players Club network of golf courses and plays host to the annual John Deere Classic, part of the tour's regular season schedule, it is held in July, the week preceding the British Open. TPC Deere Run was designed as a stadium course by D. A. Weibring Golf Resources, in association with PGA TOUR Design Services, plays 7,258 yards to a par of 71 from the championship tees; the course record is 59, shot by Paul Goydos in the opening round of the John Deere Classic in 2010. Source: Official website John Deere Classic
Ponaryo Astaman is a retired Indonesian professional football player. He was part of Indonesia national football team from 2003 until 2013, he was a captain for Indonesian football team. As a player, he played for several clubs in Indonesia, such as PSM Makassar, Arema FC, Persija Jakarta, Sriwijaya, he played in Malaysia with Melaka TMFC in 2006. He played for PSM Makassar in the 2004 AFC Champions League group stage, he played. SriwijayaIndonesia Super League: 2011–12 Piala Indonesia: 2010 Indonesian Community Shield: 2010 Indonesian Inter Island Cup: 2010, 2012 IndonesiaIndonesian Independence Cup: 2008 Liga Indonesia Premier Division Best Player: 2004 Ponaryo Astaman at National-Football-Teams.com Ponaryo Astaman at Soccerway
Martin Neil Baily is an economist at the Brookings Institution and at the Peterson Institute. He is best known for his work on productivity and competitiveness and for his tenure as a cabinet member during the Clinton Administration, he was one of three members of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1994 to 1996, chairman of the Council from 1999 to 2001. He co-chairs the Bipartisan Policy Center's Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative and serves as a senior advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group. Baily was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and subsequently professor of economics at the University of Maryland, he was vice chairman of a National Academy of Sciences – National Research Council panel investigating the effect of computers on productivity. Baily co-founded the microeconomics issues of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, he was a principal at McKinsey & Company's Global Institute and has been a senior adviser to McKinsey since 2002. He joined the board of The Phoenix Companies in 2005 and is an academic adviser to the Congressional Budget Office and associate editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives.
Baily earned his Ph. D. in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his undergraduate degree at Cambridge University, taught at MIT and Yale University. He is the author of numerous books and articles and coauthor with Jacob Kirkegaard of Transforming the European Economy. Congressional testimony: On April 18, 2013, Baily testified before the United States House Energy Subcommittee on Commerce and Trade in a hearing about the Global Investment in American Jobs Act of 2013, which he was in favor of; the legislation would instruct the United States Department of Commerce to research and report to Congress about the possibilities for increasing foreign direct investment in the United States
Elizabeth Brooke was an English religious writer. Born at Great Wigsell in the parish of Salehurst in East Sussex, Lady Brooke was the daughter of Thomas Colepeper and his wife Anne, daughter of Sir Stephen Slaney, a Lord Mayor of London, his wife Margaret Phesant, her only brother was John, afterwards created Lord Colepeper of Thoresway. Both parents having died in Elizabeth's early youth, she was brought up by Lady Slaney, her maternal grandmother. In 1620 she married Sir Robert Brooke of the Cobham family, educated at Emmanuel College, a leading patron of devout clergy, he was the widower of Lady Slaney's stepdaughter. For two years the pair lived in London as boarders with Elizabeth's childless aunt Mary, the wealthy and devout widow of Sir Humphrey Weld. In 1622 they moved to Langley, where her husband bought a seat; the couple had seven children: James and Anne died young and John died without children and Martha married and had children, while the eldest daughter Mary stayed single. Lady Brooke was noted for her devotion to the Crown, to the Church of England, to charity, to learning and to personal piety.
She mourned the beheading of King Charles I more than the loss of a child. Though always conforming to the established Church, she approved of those who campaigned to include nonconformist ministers and supported individual ministers, she was an indefatigable reader of the scriptures, of biblical commentaries and of the ancient philosophers in English translations. She took notes of all sermons she would question her family and servants about them. In 1631 she began a large volume of Collections, Experiences, together with a work What a Christian must believe and practice; as well as setting herself strict rules of personal devotion, she supervised the household in twice-daily prayer and weekly catechesis. The poor in the locality and Christian ministers benefited from her charity. On 10 July 1646 her husband died, for two years she was away from Cockfield, she afterwards lost a son. She recovered from her griefs sufficiently to resume her charities, but became deaf in 1675, after long illness died at Cockfield on 22 July 1683.
Her chaplain Nathaniel Parkhurst, vicar of Yoxford where she was buried, preached her funeral sermon. Next year, he published it with a portrait, a biography and an appendix of her writings titled Observations and rules for practice, dedicating the book to her daughter Mary. "Brooke, Elizabeth". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. Parkhurst, Nathaniel The faithful and diligent Christian described and exemplified, or, A sermon with some additions preached at the funeral of the Lady Elizabeth Brooke
Thomas Graham was a Scottish Labour Party politician. A native of Glasgow, Graham worked as an engineer before serving on Strathclyde Regional Council from 1978 to 1987, he was elected in 1987 as the Member of Parliament for Renfrew West and Inverclyde, defeating the Conservative incumbent Anna McCurley. After favourable boundary changes in 1997, he was elected for the new seat of Renfrewshire West. Following the suicide of his parliamentary colleague Gordon McMaster in July 1997, a long investigation was launched, since in his suicide note McMaster had accused Graham of smearing him that he had a homosexual affair with a 17-year-old employee of Graham's. In September 1998, Graham was expelled from the Labour Party for "bringing the party into disrepute", despite his categorical denials of any wrongdoing, he became an independent and described himself as a'Scottish Labour' MP. After his expulsion when Graham was asked where he would be sitting in the House of Commons, he replied,'On my bum.' In fact, he sat on the opposition benches of the Commons but continued to vote with the government on many issues.
It was thought that Graham would stand again at the 2001 general election, but he did not do so and retired. His successor was Labour's Jim Sheridan, he died on 20 April 2015 following a brief illness. Guardian bio ALBA.org WSWS Graham's maiden speech, in a debate on the Scottish Development Agency Bill