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David Jason

Sir David John White, known professionally by his stage name David Jason, is an English actor, screenwriter, television presenter and producer. He is best known for his roles as Derek "Del Boy" Trotter in the BBC comedy series sitcom Only Fools and Horses, Detective Inspector Jack Frost in A Touch of Frost, Granville in Open All Hours and Still Open All Hours, Pop Larkin in The Darling Buds of May, as well as voicing Mr. Toad in The Wind in the Willows and the title characters of Danger Mouse and Count Duckula, his last original appearance as Del Boy was in 2014, while Jason retired his role as Frost in 2010. In September 2006 Jason topped the poll to find TV's 50 Greatest Stars, as part of ITV's 50th anniversary celebrations, he was knighted in 2005 for services to drama. Jason has won four British Academy Television Awards, four British Comedy Awards and seven National Television Awards. Jason's father, Arthur R White, was a porter at Billingsgate Fish Market, his Welsh mother, Olwen Jones, worked as a charwoman.

She gave birth to twin boys at North Middlesex Hospital in Edmonton, Middlesex, in February 1940, but Jason's twin brother died during childbirth, making him a twinless twin. It is an urban myth that he chose the name Jason as a tribute to his dead twin: David Jason himself has denied this. In 1984, during an interview on TV-am, David Jason admitted that the name David Jason was taken from his like of Jason and the Argonauts, as the stage name "David White" was taken. Jason lived at Lodge Lane, North Finchley, attended Northfield Secondary Modern school after failing the 11-plus in 1951. Upon leaving school, Jason wanted to follow in his brother's footsteps as an actor, but their father insisted that he first get a trade. So, for six years, he trained as an electrician, before giving up his girlfriend at the time, becoming a jobbing actor. Jason's elder brother is the actor Arthur White, born in 1933; the two appeared together in the crime drama A Touch of Frost, with Arthur playing police archivist Ernie Trigg.

He appeared with his brother in two episodes of The Darling Buds of May. Jason started his television career in 1964 playing the part of Bert Bradshaw in Crossroads. In 1967, he played spoof super-hero Captain Fantastic, among other roles, in the children's comedy series Do Not Adjust Your Set with Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Denise Coffey, Michael Palin. Humphrey Barclay, who recruited Jason to appear in Do Not Adjust Your Set, admired his sense of timing; the programme ended in 1969, the character appeared for a time in the Thames Television children's programme Magpie. Jason was going to be cast in the role of Lance Corporal Jones in the Jimmy Perry and David Croft BBC comedy Dad's Army. Croft had been impressed with the actor and knew that he had the ability to play a man much older than his real age. However, Bill Cotton overruled him. Jason appeared in the BBC comedy series Hugh and I, which starred Hugh Lloyd and Terry Scott as two friends who lived together in south London, he appeared in Hopkirk as Abel, a framed performer in a major London theatre.

In the 1970s, he acted in radio comedies, including the weekly topical satire Week Ending and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Jason appeared in The Next Programme Follows Almost Immediately and made appearances on panel games such as The Impressionists as well as his own series, The Jason Explanation. In the early 1970s, he appeared in Mostly Monkhouse. Jason appeared on stage in London in the farce No Sex Please, We're British playing Brian Runnicles for 18 months in 1973. Jason appeared in variety shows in support of stars such as Dick Emery and his performances caught the attention of Ronnie Barker. Jason was recruited to appear in Hark at Barker, starring opposite Barker's Lord Rustless, as Dithers, the hundred-year old gardener. There was a sequel, His Lordship Entertains for the BBC. Jason played junior employee Granville in the first programme of the comedy anthology Seven of One, called Open All Hours and starring Barker as the miserly proprietor of a corner shop. Four series of Open All Hours were made from 1976 to 1985.

He featured in a prison comedy, as the elderly Blanco in three episodes. Jason appeared with Barker in various disguises in The Two Ronnies, including providing the "raspberry" sound effect for The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town. Jason starred in London Weekend Television's Lucky Feller, written by Terence Frisby and produced by Humphrey Barclay. About two brothers in South-East London, the series was in many ways a forerunner to Only Fools And Horses, only Jason was in the more dopey'Rodney' role with Peter Armitage playing the cleverer of the two; the brothers drove around in a precursor to the famous Trotters' van. This situation was re-enacted in Horses, he played the lead role of Peter Barnes in the ATV sitcom A Sharp Intake of Breath, alongside Alun

Unorganized West Timiskaming District

Unorganized West Timiskaming District is an unorganized area in the Canadian province of Ontario, comprising all portions of the Timiskaming District which are not organized into incorporated municipalities. The division encompasses 10,239.58 square kilometres, had a population of 3,257 in the Canada 2016 Census. Communities in the division include Boston Creek, Gowganda, Kenogami Lake, King Kirkland, Lorrain Valley, Marshall's Corners, Mowat Landing, Paradis Bay, Sesekinika and Tomstown. Population trend: Population in 2016: 3257 Population in 2011: 2925 Population in 2006: 3310 Population in 2001: 3275 Population in 1996: 3541 Population in 1991: 3499Mother tongue: English as first language: 79.6% French as first language: 14.7% Other as first language: 5.1% List of townships in Ontario

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Hayward, California)

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery is a cemetery in Hayward, California. It is a Catholic cemetery run by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland, which operates the Holy Angels Funeral and Cremation Center at the same location.. It was the first Catholic Church-owned funeral home in the U. S. Vineyards planted in 2006 provide grapes for sacramental wine used by the Oakland Diocese; the wine is bottled at Rockwall Winery in Alameda, which sources grapes from Holy Cross Cemetery in Antioch, St. Joseph's Cemetery in San Pablo; the cemetery vineyards are believed to be the only such vineyards in the United States. Chauncey Bailey, murdered Oakland-based journalist Del Courtney, big band leader and local TV personality Eddie Lake, Major League Baseball shortstop Tony Lema, winner of the 1964 British Open Fran Ryan, character actress Jackie Tobin, Major League Baseball infielder John H. Tolan, U. S. Representative from California There is one British Commonwealth war grave in this cemetery, of Captain John Joseph Kerwin, Royal Air Force Ferry Command

Wound Decoration (Poland)

The Decoration of Honour for Officers and Other Ranks for Wounds and Injuries – a Polish military award, established by the Council of National Defense on July 14, 1920, at the peak of the Polish–Soviet War and awarded to any military, irrespective of rank or branch of service for a wound or injury sustained in action against an enemy in defence of the country. Eligible were all Polish military wounded or injured after November 1, 1918 or before that date, provided that the wound or injury had taken place while serving in the Polish Legions, 1st, 2nd or 3rd Polish Corps in Russia, Polish Army in France or in another Polish military formation recognized by the Republic, it was chronologically the second military honour of independent Poland, after the Order Virtuti Militari and before the Cross of Valour, which would be established a month later. The decoration had the form of a blue ribbon bar with two narrow horizontal black stripes; each wound or injury was denoted by a five-pointed silver star on the ribbon.

Up to three stars were worn on a single ribbon. The ribbon bar was 1.5 – 1.8 cm high and 4 – 7 cm wide, depending on the number of stars. All wounds or injuries sustained in the same action counted as one; the badge was worn centrally above the upper left pocket of the tunic, above the first row of recipient's orders and medals or of their ribbon bars. The conferment and wearing of the decoration continued in the Polish Armed Forces in the West; the manner of wearing was adjusted, so if a recipient had more than three stars, all were worn on a single, extended bar. Gen. Zygmunt Bohusz-Szyszko proudly wore the badge with six, Gen. Władysław Anders with as many as eight stars; the badge continued to be worn in the 1st and 2nd Polish Army in the Soviet Union. The decoration was worn by members of the Polish resistance in the occupied country and by soldiers during the Warsaw Uprising when conditions and security reasons allowed that. After the war the decoration was still worn by combatants, yet the tradition of wearing it began to disappear, although it was never forbidden.

An attempt to extend awarding to Polish servicemen and women wounded or injured while on an overseas mission was first made in the Polish Parliament in 2007 but failed then. The badge for wounds during missions, named the Military Decoration for Wounds and Injuries, was established as part of an Act on Military Veterans of August 19, 2011 and by Executive Order of March 15, 2012; the new badge has the same form as the original one, but the ribbon has been altered to dark blue with two horizontal crimson stripes. The Polish Badge of Honor for Wounds and Injuries The Journal of the Orders and Medals Society of America, Vol. 52, No. 2 2001. Orders and Decorations of Poland

Modern Equality Party

The Modern Equality Party is a centre-left political party in Azerbaijan. Its candidate Hafiz Haciyev won 0.3% of the popular vote in the 15 October 2003 presidential elections. During a live debate on TV, Haciyev clashed with Fuad Mustafayev, a representative of the Azerbaijani Popular Front Party who threw his full water glass into Haciyev's face, the latter reacted throwing his water glass against Mustafayev. In one occasion Haciyev accused Musavat leader Isa Gambar of being a KGB agent, ANIP leader Etibar Mamedov of collaborating with Armenians, Popular Front leader Ali Kerimli of "losing his manhood" while in jail. Elections were held on October 15. None of the opposition parties, including the Modern Equality Party garnered more than 3% of the vote. Hafiz Hajiyev of Modern Equality received 0.65% of the vote. In 2013 Hafiz Haciyev, leader of the party, offered a reward of 10,000 manats for the ear of novelist Akram Aylisli; the Interior Ministry said they would investigate the statement by Haciyev, pro-government.

Human Rights Watch condemned the threat. On 11 April 2018 presidential elections were held in Azerbaijan. Eight candidates participated, but it was clear from the outset that the incumbent president Ilham Aliyev fo the New Azerbaijan Party would win; the following chart displays the results of the election

Lincoln School (Rock Island, Illinois)

Lincoln School was a historic building located in Rock Island, United States. It was designated a Rock Island Landmark in 1984, individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, became part of the Broadway Historic District when it was listed on the National Register in 1998, it was torn down in 2012 and delisted from the National Register in 2020. The school building, which housed Public School #4, was completed in July 1894, it was designed by Davenport, Iowa architect E. S. Hammatt, who had designed four other school buildings in Rock Island, he designed school buildings for the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa in Davenport. Kemper Hall, which still stands on the Davenport Central High School campus and multiple additions to St. Katherine's Hall were his work, he was the architect for the Connor House in Rock Island. Lincoln School was constructed by John Company. Mary Platt, who taught ninth grade, was named the school's first principal. Shortly after that ninth grade was moved to Rock Island High School.

Seventh and eighth grades remained at Lincoln until 1937. The school operated as an elementary school until 1980, it was scheduled for demolition in 1984. A neighbor, interested in saving the building bought the old school, it remained vacant and was named on 2005's Ten Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois by the preservation advocacy group Landmarks Illinois. By order of the City Council, the building was slated to be torn down on July 1, 2012, unless an organization could save it before then; the City voted to place a tarp over the leaking roof to allow for some of the building to be salvaged, but this was never completed. The building was torn down in August 2012; the building was designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. The exterior, composed of red brick and Anamosa Limestone and Bedford limestone, featured simple and bold massing. A flared and rusticated limestone base reinforced the visual weightiness of the building. A bell tower was removed in the 1940s, it featured stone quoining.

A recessed entry was located below an archway. The exterior of the school was bold in massing; the hipped roof rose 41 feet at the ridgeline and included cross gables on three sides of the building. A flared and rusticated limestone base reinforces the visual weightiness of the building; the building's interior was noteworthy for its expansive hallways, which housed the school's library. It featured a grand staircase between floors