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Derek Oldham

Derek Oldham was an English singer and actor, best known for his performances in the tenor roles of the Savoy Operas with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. After performing in concerts as a boy soprano and working as a bank clerk, Oldham began a professional performing career in 1914. With the outbreak of World War I, he joined the Scots Guards. After the war, he joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, singing the tenor leads in the Gilbert and Sullivan operas for three years, he starred in musicals and operettas in the West End in the 1920s, including Madame Pompadour, The Merry Widow, Rose-Marie and The Vagabond King. He returned to the D'Oyly Carte for brief periods from 1929 to 1937. Oldham continued singing and acting through the 1940s appearing in several films, he concentrated on legitimate theatre in the 1950s, acting until the age of 70. He maintained a lifelong interest in Gilbert and Sullivan, serving as an officer of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society, he retired to Hampshire during the last ten years of his life.

Oldham was born John Stephens Oldham in Accrington, the son of Thomas Oldham and his wife Harriett, née Stephens. He had an elder brother, a sister; as a child, Oldham was a boy soprano in demand for over five years in oratorios and pantomimes. As a young man, he sang in amateur operatic societies, he debuted on the professional adult stage in 1914, as Julien in The Daring of Diane, an operetta by Alfred Anderson and Heinrich Reinhardt, presented at the London Pavilion. He made an immediate mark: The Observer said that he "has an exceptionally charming tenor voice, uses it with fine art, acts with engaging simplicity and sincerity." That year, at the Lyric Theatre, he played Bumerli in The Chocolate Soldier, in which he won excellent notices. At the end of that year, after the outbreak of World War I, he joined the Scots Guards, a year was commissioned in the East Lancashire Regiment and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in Macedonia in 1918. During the war, he formed a concert group to entertain his fellow servicemen producing The Chocolate Soldier not far from enemy lines.

Oldham was demobilised in July 1919 and joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company the following month, when the company opened its first London season in over a decade. He assumed the leading Gilbert and Sullivan tenor roles of Alexis in The Sorcerer, Lord Tolloller in Iolanthe, Cyril in Princess Ida, Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, Colonel Fairfax in The Yeomen of the Guard, Marco in The Gondoliers; the following year, he took on the roles of Ralph Rackstraw in H. M. S. Pinafore, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, Richard Dauntless in Ruddigore. In 1921 he exchanged Cyril for Prince Hilarion in Princess Ida. Oldham left the D'Oyly Carte company in 1922 to star in a great number of musicals and operettas during the 1920s at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and other West End theatres, his first musical was Whirled into Happiness at the Lyric Theatre, as Horace Wiggs, where his leading lady was his future wife, Winnie Melville. They married in 1923, she joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company as a principal soprano.

Oldham wrote, "The sheltered student life of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company gave place to the hard glitter and luxury of the West End theatre – a world of restaurants, supper parties, all the trappings that went with London theatrical life between the two wars". Other musicals in which Oldham starred included Madame Pompadour, The Merry Widow, Rose-Marie. In 1927, Oldham and Melville starred together in the European première of The Vagabond King, he as François Villon, she as Katherine de Vaucelles, they separated in 1933 and divorced, she died in 1937. Oldham returned several times to D'Oyly Carte, appearing in the 1929–30 season and on tour in his old roles of Ralph, Tolloller, Nanki-Poo and Marco. In the 1934–35 season, he played these roles on the company's first major American tour in the 20th century. In 1936, during the company's season at Sadler's Wells, he played Hilarion, he was leading tenor in the 1936–37 season, which included another long American tour. Oldham's presence was a condition demanded by the American promoters.

During this tour he and Sylvia Cecil were excused by the company for one night to sing a program of classical and popular favorites, including "Prithee, pretty maiden" from Patience, the evening before President Roosevelt's 2nd inauguration, at a party at the White House. Oldham played in many musicals and plays, including The Song of the Drum at Drury Lane, as Captain Anthony Darrell, he appeared at the Royal Albert Hall as Chibiabos in Hiawatha in 1938, conducted by Malcolm Sargent. After 1948 he developed a career as a Lieder singer and lecture-recitalist and as a character actor in non-musical plays, his last role in London was Dr. Stoner in the Agatha Christie play Verdict. Between 1934 and 1957, he appeared in several films. In 1940, on 29 February, the character Frederic came of age, as described in The Pirates of Penzance, Act II; this was a significant date for any G&S tenor. In New York, the Gilbert and Sullivan Society journal, "The Palace Peeper", marked the event by publishing an original ode to Frederic, in which Oldham was honoured as the archetype of the romantic Frederic.

A member of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society in London from 1924, Oldham was elected Vice-President of the Society in 1947. During his last decade, Oldham lived in retirement in Hayling Island, Hampshir

Annalie Longo

Annalie Antonia Longo is an association football player who represents New Zealand at international level. She plays for Melbourne Victory in the Australian W-League. Longo got into football when she used to go with her dad, Paul, to watch her brothers and Julian, play for Eden Football Club, she joined the club. Longo played for Three Kings United from when she first started playing football through all childhood and while playing for Epsom Girls and training with the Wynton Rufer Soccer School of Excellence, she made her debut for Three Kings United senior women's football team in the Northern Premier Women's League in 2004. Longo played football at Epsom Girls' Grammar School for their first XI, winning the NZ Secondary Schoolgirls tournament in 2009 with future international teammates Anna Green and Hannah Wall; this was. Longo was part of Wynton Rufer Soccer School of Excellence from 1999-2006. On 25 October 2019, Longo signed a one year deal with Melbourne Victory to return to the Australian W-League.

She made her first appearance for Victory in their 3–2 win over the Brisbane Roar, playing 74 minutes before getting subbed off in the second half. She scored New Zealand's first goal at the 2008 inaugural FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup although they were eliminated from contention in the 1–2 loss to Denmark, having lost 0–1 to Canada in the opening game. Longo represented New Zealand at the 2006 Women's U-20 World Cup finals where she played in all three games. Longo was again included in the U-20 squad for the 2008 Women's U-20 World Cup finals to be played in Chile, featuring in two of their three group games. In 2010, she represented New Zealand at a third Under-20 World Cup, this time in Germany, appearing in all three group games. Longo at age 15, made her Football Ferns debut in a 0–3 loss to China PR on 14 November 2006, becoming New Zealand's youngest senior football international, she went on to represented New Zealand at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup finals in China, where they lost to Brazil 0–5, Denmark and China PR. Longo is the second youngest player to represent any country at a senior FIFA World Cup.

She played one of New Zealand's three matches in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany and all three matches of her country at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. Longo made her 100th appearance for New Zealand in a friendly against the United States in September 2017 and is the first player in the world to compete at all U17, U20, Women’s World Cup and Olympic Games tournaments, she was a student at Auckland's Epsom Girls' Grammar School.. In footballing circles, she is known by the nickname "flea". In an interview Longo gave in November 2014, she said she lives in Kaiapoi but spends half of her week in Auckland for national trainings. While in Kaiapoi, she plays for Canterbury United Pride and spends the rest of her time coaching at the Grasshopper Soccer programme – a non-competitive programme for kids aged 2–10 years, where the focus is on fun and skill development, she said that she enjoyed watching them develop. NZ Secondary Schoolgirls champions: 2009 Three Kings United Northern Premier Women's League runner-ups: 2004, 2010 Northern Premier Women's League winners: 2006, 2007 Women's Knockout Cup runner-ups: 2004, 2010 Women's Knockout Cup winners: 2012Auckland Football Federation National Women's League championsCanterbury United Pride National Women's League champions OFC U-19 Women's Championship: 2006, 2010 2007 ASB Bank Young Sportsperson of the Year Finalist, International Women's Young Player of the Year Finalist, Auckland Junior Sportswoman of the Year National U-14 Girls Tournament Golden Boot: 2005 Annalie Longo – FIFA competition record Profile at NZF NZ U-17s Caps'n' Goals at Ultimate NZ Soccer NZ U-20s Caps'n' Goals at Ultimate NZ Soccer Football Ferns Caps'n' Goals at Ultimate NZ Soccer Annalie Longo at Soccerway

Division of Oxley

The Division of Oxley is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The current division is the second to bear the name, was created in 1949; the division is named after John Oxley. Oxley is located in south east Queensland, covers the south western suburbs of Brisbane; the original Division of Oxley was established in 1901, was abolished and replaced by the Division of Griffith in 1934. The 1949 incarnation's best-known member was Bill Hayden, the Labor Opposition Leader between 1977 and 1983, when he resigned under pressure the same day that the 1983 election which swept Bob Hawke to power was called. Hayden served as a minister in the Hawke Government before becoming Governor-General in 1988. In 1996, the seat became most well known for controversial social conservative MP Pauline Hanson, elected as a Liberal-turned-independent, but the seat was redistributed in 1997, splitting her main support base of Ipswich between Oxley and Blair. In 1998 Hanson contested the seat of Blair, winning 36% of the primary vote but losing to the Liberals under Australia's system of preferential voting.

Hanson's brief tenure is the only time in the last half century that the seat has been out of Labor hands. Division of Oxley — Australian Electoral Commission

1775 Zimmerwald

1775 Zimmerwald, provisional designation 1969 JA, is a stony Eunomian asteroid and slow rotator from the middle region of the asteroid belt 10 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 13 May 1969, by Swiss astronomer Paul Wild at Zimmerwald Observatory near Bern, Switzerland, it is named for the village of Zimmerwald. Zimmerwald is a member of the Eunomia family, a large group of stony S-type asteroids and the most prominent family in the intermediate main-belt, located between two prominent Kirkwood gaps, it orbits the Sun in the central main-belt at a distance of 2.1–3.1 AU once every 4 years and 2 months. Its orbit has an inclination of 13 ° with respect to the ecliptic; the first precovery of Zimmerwald was taken at Palomar Observatory in 1949, extending the body's observation arc by 20 years prior to its official discovery observation at Zimmerwald. During the 1950s, it was identified at Heidelberg, Goethe Link and McDonald Observatory. In May 2011, a rotational lightcurve of Zimmerwald was obtained by American astronomer Robert Stephens at the Center for Solar System Studies, using photometric observations taken at the Santana and Goat Mountain observatories.

Lightcurve analysis gave a long rotation period of 122±5 hours with a change in brightness of 0.60 magnitude. It is suspected, that the body might be in a nonprincipal axis rotation, known as "tumbling". While the slowest rotators have periods above 1000 hours, the majority of minor planets have periods shorter than 20 hours. According to the surveys carried out by the Japanese Akari satellite and NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer with its subsequent NEOWISE mission, Zimmerwald measures 10.17 and 10.70 kilometers in diameter, its surface has an albedo between of 0.244 and 0.21, respectively. The Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link assumes an albedo of 0.21 – derived from 15 Eunomia, the family's largest member and namesake – and calculates a diameter of 11.03 kilometers using an absolute magnitude of 12.1. This minor planet was named for the small village of Zimmerwald, location of the discovering Zimmerwald Observatory, it is located about seven miles south of the Swiss capital Bern, after which the binary asteroid 1313 Berna was named.

The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 18 April 1977. Asteroid Lightcurve Database, query form Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Google books Asteroids and comets rotation curves, CdR – Observatoire de Genève, Raoul Behrend Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets - – Minor Planet Center 1775 Zimmerwald at AstDyS-2, Asteroids—Dynamic Site Ephemeris · Observation prediction · Orbital info · Proper elements · Observational info 1775 Zimmerwald at the JPL Small-Body Database Close approach · Discovery · Ephemeris · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters


Jiivi is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language thriller film directed by V. J. Gopinath and written by Babu Tamizh. Jointly produced by Sudalaikan Vellapandian and Subramanian Vellapandian; the film stars Vetri in the lead role, alongside an ensemble cast including Karunakaran, Monica Chinnakotla, Ashwini Chandrashekar and Mime Gopi. The soundtrack album and background score was composed by K. S. Sundaramurthy, while art work, production controlling, executive production, line production were handled by Vairabalan, S. Nagarajan, Vivin S. R. and I. B. Karthikeyan, respectively; the film was successful venture. Saravanan comes to Chennai from a small village in Madurai and works in a juice shop come tea stall where Mani is the tea master, he is not literate but has gained a lot of knowledge through reading though belonging to a lower-middle-class family. Saravanan's lover Anandhi jilts him citing his meagre existence, he decides to rob jewels from his house owner Sivagami. The young man uses all the intelligence that he has picked up over the years to plan and execute the crime and frames a neighbour who he does not like.

KS Sundaramurthy composed the songs and background score for the film. Yuvan Shankar Raja bought the audio rights of Jiivi under U1 Records; the Times of India gave a positive review for the album stating: "A job well done by Sundaramurthy!". The film released on 28 June 2019, to positive reviews; the Times of India gave 3.5/5 stating that "Technically, the film is as slick as its writing, turning it into one of the memorable thrillers of the year", The reviewer added "Jiivi is one of the interesting lead characters we have seen in Tamil cinema in the last few years". The Hindu wrote "A well-made thriller, whose individual parts are more terrific than its whole". Behindwoods rated 3/5 stating "Neat writing and engaging screenplay makes'Jiivi' a good thriller. Try not to miss." noted "Overall, Jiivi joins the team of interesting mystery thrillers released this year". Indiaglitz gave 3/5 and wrote "But what greets in the theatres is an intelligent little film that culminates to a satisfying climax".

Dinamalar rated 3.5/5

National Analysts

NAXION known as National Analysts Worldwide, is an American marketing research company that worked as a division of the Curtis Publishing Company. It was founded by Charles Coolidge Parlin in 1911. Donald M. Hobart, future head of the division, joined in 1923, though he ended up resigning from the company in 1928 because he desired to work on the selling side of the concept, he was asked to rejoin the company and become the head of the division in 1938 after Parlin had decided to retire. It is considered to be the "first commercial research company" formed, it became an independent organization in 1943 in order to "provide research services to industry and government." NAXION is the new name for National Analysts Worldwide, a market research/marketing research and consulting company. The firm was formed in 1911 when Curtis Publishing Company hired Charles Coolidge Parlin to oversee the Division of Commercial Research and conduct research that would help manufacturers understand their customers in the newly emerging consumer economy.

The goal was to encourage manufacturing companies to make more effective use of advertising in Curtis publications like The Saturday Evening Post and The Ladies Home Journal, both of which would go on to have a major impact on 20th Century popular culture. It is considered to be the "first commercial research company" formed, it became an independent corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Curtis in 1943 in order to "provide research services to industry and government." In 1970, it was purchased by Booz Allen Hamilton, a consulting firm seeking to expand its role in the marketing services arena. Two Booz Allen Hamilton officers, Susan Schwartz McDonald and John Berrigan, purchased the firm in 1992, with Berrigan's retirement in 2004, ownership was restructured as an ESOP under the leadership of McDonald, CEO. In 2006, the firm changed its name to National Analysts Worldwide. In June 2014, the firm changed its name to NAXION to better reflect its expanding 21st century capabilities and affirm its global reach.

Standard techniques like probability sampling, concepts like focus groups, were either developed at National Analysts or saw some of their earliest application. Select other contributions to the industry include: modern qualitative research techniques including some of the earliest focus groups on record predictive modeling techniquesoptimization modeling hierarchical segmentation models and use of multi-criteria cluster techniques sampling techniques including invention of Area Probability Sampling More than a full century after its inception, NAXION remains headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, operating as a hybrid marketing research and consulting firm, it employs 80 professionals full time. It ranks amongst the Honomichl Top 50, the largest U. S. research firms. Industries served include: healthcare, communications, media, financial services, residential design, transportation, B2B and consumer products. Service Capabilities include: Brand Strategy Demand Forecasting Market Surveillance Segmentation Product Development Pricing Market Entry Strategy Brand Equity Assessment Positioning Customer Insight