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David Schneider (actor)

David Schneider is an English actor and director. Schneider was born in England, to a Jewish family, he was educated at the City of London School, an independent school for boys in the City of London, before going to Exeter College, where he studied modern languages, studied for a doctorate in Yiddish Drama. During his time at university, Schneider performed a predominantly physical comedy act that contrasted with the trend towards stand-up comedy in live performance comedy in the 1980s, it was at this time that he met Armando Iannucci, who in 1991 recruited him for news-radio spoof On the Hour. Schneider performed in The Day Today, the television spin-off from On the Hour and appeared in the spin-offs Knowing Me, Knowing You... with Alan Partridge and I'm Alan Partridge where he played the fictional BBC commissioning editor, Tony Hayers. In 1994, he made an appearance on Mr. Bean, in Back to School Mr. Bean, as the judo teacher In 1996, Schneider wrote The Eleventh Commandment, a play for the Hampstead Theatre about a Jew marrying a gentile.

In the late 1990s he appeared in the topical satire The Saturday Night Armistice alongside Armando Iannucci and Peter Baynham. In 1997 and 2000, Schneider played the part of Bradley Wilson in the BBC sitcom The Peter Principle. Schneider wrote the screenplay for the 2001 feature film All the Queen's Men, directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky and starring Matt LeBlanc and Eddie Izzard. Schneider has performed in the BBC sitcom Gimme Gimme Gimme and appeared on BBC Radio 4 panel show The 99p Challenge, he had small roles in several movies, including The Saint, 28 Days Later, A Knight's Tale and Mission: Impossible, where he played the driver of the Eurotunnel train. In 2004, Schneider played Joseph Goebbels in the satirical tongue-in-cheek comedy Churchill: The Hollywood Years. Following this, in 2006 Schneider took his first lead role when he made Uncle Max, a series of 13 dialogue-free shorts for CITV, they focus on slapstick humour, with Schneider saying he wanted to be "a human cartoon". In April 2008, he featured in an episode of Hotel Babylon as a magician, a character not dissimilar to Tony le Mesmer whom he played in an episode of Knowing Me, Knowing You... with Alan Partridge.

Schneider provides the voice of Blink for the CBBC series One Minute Wonders. In 2008, he took part in BBC Three's Most Annoying People of 2008, relaying his views about celebrities including Prince William, Mark Ronson and Peaches Geldof. In 2009, Schneider explored his Yiddish heritage with a 30-minute documentary for BBC Radio 4, My Yiddisher Mother Tongue, with contributors including family members, Colin Powell and Michael Grade, he has written a play, called Making Stalin Laugh, based on the slaughter of the Moscow State Jewish Theater on the orders of Joseph Stalin. He directed a sitcom pilot in 2007 called Up Close and Personal, set in the offices of a celebrity magazine and starring Raquel Cassidy; the pilot was subsequently rejected by ITV2. In 2011, he played Soggy Sid in Horrid Henry: The Movie, in 2012, appeared in ITV drama Whitechapel, series 3, as murder suspect and taxi driver Marcus Salter, his radio sitcom Births and Marriages, set in a Register office and starring himself, premiered on BBC Radio 4 in May 2012.

In 2014, Schneider appeared in the fifth episode of the second season in the TV show Plebs portraying a slave auctioneer called Agorix. In 2017, Schneider wrote the screenplay of The Death of Stalin with Armando Iannucci. Official website David Schneider on IMDb David Schneider at British Comedy Guide

Cross Insurance Center

Cross Insurance Center is a 5,800-seat multi-purpose arena in Bangor, United States. The arena holds up to 8,500 people for concerts, features an attached 2,000-person convention center, it was built at an estimated cost of $65 million. Part of the city's Bass Park complex, it is located across from Hollywood Casino Bangor, it is the home of the basketball teams of the Maine Black Bears. The Bangor Auditorium was a 5,948-seat multipurpose arena located in downtown Bangor, it became a statewide icon by hosting the Maine Principals' Association basketball tournament each February, broadcast by the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Beginning sometime in the late 2000s, the city began discussing replacing the arena. In May 2011, the city held a public referendum in which voters supported building new facilities to replace the Auditorium and Civic Center by a margin of 3 to 1. Demolition began at the Bangor Auditorium and Civic Center on June 3, 2013, with the new arena completed; the facility is managed by a division of Comcast.

On July 20, 2012, it was announced that Cross Insurance Agency had purchased naming rights to the arena for $3 million. On July 31, 2013, the University of Maine announced that the Maine Black Bears basketball teams would play "over half" of their games at the new arena; the Band Perry John Fogerty Brantley Gilbert Mannheim Steamroller Megadeth Brad Paisley Queens of the Stone Age Bob Seger Ringo Starr Mötley Crüe James Taylor Frankie Valli Elton John UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Saint Preux Alfond Arena at the University of Maine in nearby Orono Official website

Otto René Castillo

Otto René Castillo was a Guatemalan poet, guerilla fighter and revolutionary. Castillo was born in Quetzaltenango on April 1934 to middle-class parents. Active in progressive politics as a high school student, Castillo went into exile in El Salvador in 1954 after the overthrow of Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz by a Central Intelligence Agency-orchestrated coup d'etat. In El Salvador, Castillo met Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton and founded an influential literary circle, he spent the next several years in and out of exile, including a period of time spent in East Germany at the University of Leipzig. A handful of younger writers—those who were just beginning to publish or had not yet done so—headed for El Salvador, joining up with young Salvadorans sharing the same concerns; the Salvadorans had gathered around the most charismatic figure among them: Roque Dalton.... One of the arrived Guatemalans, Otto Rene Castillo captured Dalton's attention and became the group's ideologue. During the 1960s, these young writers joined up in Mexico with the group of writers that had left Guatemala in 1954.

Otto Rene Castillo never married in Guatemala, but during his stay in East Germany, he fathered three sons. Documentary filmmaker Karl-Heinz Mund, together with Werner Kohlert made a short commemorative documentary about Castillo, entitled Ganz Berlin ist in deinen Augen... produced by DEFA Studio fuer Dokumentarfilme in Berlin. The early to mid-1960s saw the publication of the only two volumes of work put into print during Castillo's lifetime, Poema Tecún Umán and Vámonos patria a caminar. In 1966, he clandestinely returned to Guatemala and joined the guerrilla struggle with the Rebel Armed Forces, where he served as the chief of propaganda and education. After operating in the Sierra de las Minas for several months, he was captured by government forces and taken to Zacapa barracks alongside his comrade, Nora Paíz Cárcamo in March 1967. There they were interrogated and burned alive. Poems of Otto Rene Castillo