click links in text for more info

Diarmaid MacCulloch

Diarmaid Ninian John MacCulloch is an English historian and academic, specialising in ecclesiastical history and the history of Christianity. Since 1995, he has been a fellow of Oxford. Since 1997, he has been Professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford. Though ordained a deacon in the Church of England, he declined ordination to the priesthood because of the Church's attitude to homosexuality. In 2009 he encapsulated the evolution of his religious beliefs: "I was brought up in the presence of the Bible, I remember with affection what it was like to hold a dogmatic position on the statements of Christian belief. I would now describe myself as a candid friend of Christianity." MacCulloch sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Ecclesiastical History. Diarmaid MacCulloch was born in Kent, England, to parents Nigel J. H. MacCulloch and Jennie MacCulloch, he attended Stowmarket Grammar School in Suffolk. He subsequently studied history at Churchill College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972.

During that period, he was organ scholar at the college. After completing a Diploma in Archive Administration at Liverpool University in 1973, he returned to Cambridge to complete a PhD degree in 1977 on Tudor history under the supervision of Geoffrey Elton, combining this with a position as Junior Research Fellow at Churchill College. MacCulloch joined the Gay Christian Movement in 1976, serving twice on its committee and as honorary secretary. From 1978 to 1990 he tutored at Wesley College and taught church history in the department of theology at the University of Bristol, he interrupted his teaching to study for the Oxford Diploma in Theology at Ripon College Cuddesdon. In 1987 he was ordained a deacon in the Church of England and from 1987 to 1988 he served as a non-stipendiary minister at All Saints' Clifton with St John's in the Diocese of Bristol. However, in response to a motion put before the General Synod in 1987 by Tony Higton regarding the sexuality of clergy, he declined ordination to the priesthood and ceased to minister at Clifton.

Regarding the conflict between his homosexuality and the Church of England and his own retreat from orthodoxy he said: I was ordained Deacon. But, being a gay man, it was just impossible to proceed further, within the conditions of the Anglican set-up, because I was determined that I would make no bones about who I was; the Church couldn't cope and so we parted company. It was a miserable experience. MacCulloch was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree by the University of Oxford in 2001, his book Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490–1700 won the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award and 2004 British Academy Book Prize, adding to his earlier success in carrying off the 1996 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Thomas Cranmer: A Life. A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, was published in September 2009 with a related 6-part television series called A History of Christianity which first aired on BBC4 in 2009 and on BBC2 and BBC4 in 2010; the book won McGill University's Cundill Prize, a $75,000 prize, the largest such prize in Canada at the time.

In 2012, he wrote and presented How God Made the English, a three-part documentary series tracing the history of English identity from the Dark Ages to the present day. In 2013 he presented a documentary on Thomas Cromwell and his place in English ecclesiastical and political history, his 2015 series Sex and the Church on BBC Two explored how Christianity has shaped western attitudes to sex and sexuality throughout history. In 2018, MacCulloch published the biography Thomas Cromwell: A Life. MacCulloch sits on the European Advisory Board of Princeton University Press. MacCulloch was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1978, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1982, a Fellow of the British Academy in 2001. In 2003, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of East Anglia, he was knighted in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to scholarship. While Debretts gives his formal style as "Prof Sir", MacCulloch has expressed the preference that he not be addressed in that manner, in accordance with protocol which dictates that clergy holding knighthoods are addressed as "Sir" only if so honoured before their ordination.

1996 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Thomas Cranmer: A Life 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award for Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490–1700 2004 British Academy Book Prize for Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490–1700 2010 Hessell-Tiltman Prize for A History of Christianity 2010 Cundill Prize for A History of Christianity Three-part interview conducted by Henk de Berg Part I Part II Part III Episode on the Siege of Malta Episode on the Battle of Lepanto Episode on the Book of Common Prayer Episode on Erasmus Episode on Foxe's Book of Martyrs Episode on Calvinism Episode on the Siege of Münster Episode on the Dissolution of the Monasteries Episode on the Diet of Worms Episode on the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre A History of Christianity How God Made the English Henry VIII's Enforcer: The Rise and Fall of Thomas Cromwell Sex an

List of islands of the Northeast United States

Carting Island, Stratford Goose Island, Stratford Long Island, Stratford Norwalk Islands, Norwalk Peacock Island, Stratford Pope's Flat, Stratford Cedar Island, Clinton Charles Island, Milford Duck Island, Milford Fowler Island, Milford Nells Island, Milford Thimble Islands, Branford Ram Island, Stonington North Brother Island, East Lyme South Brother Island, East Lyme Absecon Island Artificial Island Brigantine Island Burlington Island Cape Island Cedar Bonnet Islands Chadwick Beach Island Dildine Island Ellis Island Long Beach Island Ludlam Island Newbold Island Ocean City Pelican Island Petty Island Pullen Island Raccoon Island Robbins Reef Light Seven Mile Island Shooters Island Tocks Island The Wildwoods Alger Island Barnum Island Broad Channel Island Brother Island Carleton Island City Island Coney Island Ellis Island Fire Island Fishers Island Gardiners Island Goat Island Governors Island Grand Island Hart Island High Island Hoffman Island Isle of Meadows Jones Beach Island Liberty Island Long Beach Island Long Island Manhattan Island Mill Rock North Brother Island North Dumpling Island Plum Island Pollepel Island Prall's Island Randall's Island Rat Island Rikers Island Roosevelt Island Shelter Island Shooters Island South Brother Island Staten Island Swinburne Island Thousand Islands Three Sisters Islands Unity Island U Thant Island Valcour Island Wards Island Bald Eagle Island Barbadoes Island Bayshore Island Big Chestnut Island Brunner Island Brunot Island Brushy Island City Island Cogley Island Davis Island Deep Water Island Duncan Island Eagle Island Else Island Ely Island Green Island Haldeman Island Hendrick Island Hennery Island Georgetown Island Herr's Island Hill Island Jacks Island Little Chestnut Island Little Tinicum Island Lower Bear Island Mt. Johnson Island Murphy Island Nancy's Island Neville Island Nicholson Island Ninemile Island Phillis Island Piney Island Rookery Island Ross Island Sassafras Island Shad Island Shelley Island Sicily Island Sixmile Island Sycamore Island Three Mile Island Tinicum Island Turkey Island Twelvemile Island Upper Bear Island Urey Island Wildcat Island Wolf Island Albro Island Aquidneck Island Barker Island Beach Island Beef Island Bill Island Bills Island Block Island Browning Isles - historical Bush Island Castle Island Cedar Island - Lat. - 41.377'N/Lon.

- 71.613'W, Washington County Cedar Island - Lat. - 41.404'N/Lon. - 71.503'W, Washington County Chepiwanoxet Island - historical Coaster's Harbor Island Conanicut Island Cornelius Island Crab Island Cranberry Island Cummock Island Despair Island Dutch Island Dyer Island East Island Flower Island Fort Island Fox Island Gardner Island - Lat. - 41.380'N/Lon. - 71.539'W, Washington County Gardner Island - Lat. - 41.406'N/Lon. - 71.508'W, Washington County Gingerbread Island Goat Island Goose Island - Kingston, Washington County Goose Island - Narragansett Pier, Washington County Gooseberry Island - Newport, Newport County Gooseberry Island - Prudence Island, Newport County Gooseberry Island - Narragansett Pier, Washington County Gooseberry Island - Lat. - 41.373'N/Lon. - 71.618'W, Washington County Gooseberry Island - Lat. - 41.385'N/Lon. - 71.517'W, Washington County Gould Island - Prudence Island, Newport County Gould Island - Tiverton, Newport County Governors Island Great Island Greene Island Harbour Island Hazard Island Heather Island Hen Island Hog Hill Island Hog Island Hope Island Horace Island The Hummocks Jacks Island Jacob Island Jonathan Island Kedinker Island Lime Rock Little Comfort Island Little Cormorant Rock Little Island - Bristol, Bristol County Little Island - East Providence, Bristol County Marsh Island Oak Island Page Island Pancake Island Patience Island Phillips Island Pine Island Plato Island Pomham Rocks Island Potato Island Prudence Island Rabbit Island Ram Island - Kingston, Washington County Ram Island - Narragansett Pier, Washington County Rat Island Rhode Island Rock Island - East Greenwich, Kent County Rock Island - Providence, Providence County Rose Island Rye Island Sagebed Island Sandy Point Island Sassafras Island Sauks Island - Lat. - 41.371'N/Lon.

- 71.646'W, Washington County Sauks Island - Lat. - 41.369'N/Lon. 71.651'W, Washington County Seal Island Sedge Beds Shell Island Skippers Island Snake Island Spar Island Spectacle Island Star Island Starve Goat Island - historical Stevens Island Sunshine Island - historical Tommy Island Twin Islands Walker Island Ward Island West Island Whale Rock Ball Island Beartrap Island Bell Island Bixby Island Black Island Bond Island Burton Island Butler Island Button Island Carleton Prize Cave Island Cedar Island - Chittenden County Cedar Island - Grand Isle County Cloak Island Coates Island Cove Island Dameas Island Dean Island Derway Island Diamond Island Fish Bladder Island Fox Island Garden Island Gardiner Island Gleason Island Grand Isle Gull Island Gull Rock Halls Island Hemlock Island Hen Island Hog Island Hollands Pasture Island Horseneck Island Huntley Island Isle La Motte Juniper Island Kellogg Island Knight Island Lapham Island Law Island Lazy Lady Island Long Point Island Marble Island Mason Island Meach Island Metcalfe Island Isla la Motte Mud Island Mudgett Island Neshobe Island Noaks Island North Hero Island Picket Island Pine Island - Chittenden County Pine Island - Grand Isle County Popasquash Island Providence Island Province Island Queneska Island Rabbit Island Rock Island - Addison County Rock Island - Franklin County Savage Island Sawyer Island Shad Island Ship Point Sister Islands Sloop Island South Hero Island Stave Island Streeter Island Sunken Island Sunset Island Tara Island Woods Island Young Island List of islands of the United States

Jamaal Jackson

Jamaal J. Jackson is a former American football center, he played for nine seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. After playing college football for Delaware State, he was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2003, he was the Eagles' starting center from 2005 to 2010. After graduating from Miami High School of Miami, Florida in 1998, Jackson played college football at Delaware State. After going undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft, Jackson was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent, he spent the 2003 season on the team's practice squad and the 2004 season on the team's injured reserve list after suffering a torn triceps. In the 2005 season he earned the starting job at center, he started all eight remaining games that season. He signed a seven-year extension with the Eagles on July 20, 2006. Jackson and Fraley appeared on the cover of the August 14, 2006 issue of Sports Illustrated, as they were in a battle for the starting center job—a rare feat for an offensive lineman.

Jackson beat out Fraley for the job when Fraley was traded to the Cleveland Browns. Jackson started in every game for the Eagles from 2006–2008 after winning the starting job from Fraley. After starting in the first 15 games in 2009, Jackson suffered a knee injury during a week 16 game against the Denver Broncos, which prevented him from playing in most of the game. Nick Cole replaced him at center; the knee injury turned out to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament, which kept Jackson from playing the rest of the year. He was placed on injured reserve on December 29. Jackson was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list at the beginning of training camp on July 26, 2010, he was activated on August 15. Jackson was injured in the Eagles' season opener on September 12, 2010 against the Green Bay Packers and left the game, it was revealed that he suffered a torn triceps, would be out the remainder of the 2010 season. He was placed on injured reserve on September 13. Jackson competed with rookie Jason Kelce during training camp in 2011 for the starting center job, but lost out as the Eagles changed offensive line schemes.

He appeared in all 16 games in 2011 as a backup. Jackson was released following the 2011 season on March 14, 2012. Jackson attended rookie mini-camp with the New York Giants in May 2012, but left the team after one day. Jackson's brother, Jervonte, is a free agent defensive. Jamaal Jackson on Twitter Philadelphia Eagles bio

John Thompson (basketball)

John Robert Thompson Jr. is a former American college basketball coach for the Georgetown Hoyas. He is now a professional TV sports commentator. In 1984, he became the first African-American head coach to win a major collegiate championship, capturing the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship when Georgetown, led by Patrick Ewing, defeated the University of Houston 84–75. Thompson was born and raised in Washington, D. C. and is a practicing Roman Catholic. As a child, his mother insisted on sending him to Catholic schools for the educational opportunities and academic challenges. At Archbishop Carroll High School, Thompson emerged as a standout center, playing in three consecutive City Championship games. In 1959, Carroll All-Mets Thompson, Monk Malloy, George Leftwich and Tom Hoover won over Cardozo 79–52; the next year and Leftwich led the Lions over the Ollie Johnson/Dave Bing led Spingarn, 69–54. During his senior year, Thompson led Carroll to a 24–0 record, preserving their 48-game winning streak along the way.

Carroll capped off the undefeated 1960 season with a 57–55 win over St Catherine's Angels of Racine, WI in the Knights of Columbus National Championship Tournament with Thompson pacing the Lions with 15 points. Thompson finished the season as the top scorer in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, averaging 21 points per game. After graduating from Archbishop Carroll, Thompson went to Providence College, where he played on the 1963 NIT Championship team with Ray Flynn, was part of the first Providence NCAA tournament team in 1964, he was an All-American in his senior year of 1964. Upon graduation, Thompson was the Friars' all-time leader in points, scoring average, field goal percentage, second in rebounds. Thompson is 11th on the all-time scoring list at PC, fourth in scoring average, sixth in field goal percentage, third in rebounds, he was drafted in the third round in 1964 and played two years in the National Basketball Association for the Boston Celtics in 1964–1966. At 6 ft 10 in and 270 lb, he backed up Bill Russell, the Celtics star center, en route to two championships.

Nicknamed "The Caddy" for his secondary role to Russell, he averaged 3.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 74 games played. He retired in 1966 to begin a much more successful career in coaching. Before retiring as a player in 1966, Thompson was selected by the Chicago Bulls in that year's expansion draft. Thompson was the head coach at St. Anthony High School in Washington, D. C. from 1966 to 1972, racking up a 122–28 record. After coaching St. Anthony, Thompson was hired to become the head coach of the men's basketball team at Georgetown University, where he spent the remainder of his Hall of Fame career. Thompson, an imposing figure on the sidelines who towered over many opposing coaches, was noted for the trademark white towel that he carried on his shoulder during the games. Inheriting a Georgetown team, 3–23 the year before and improved the team, making the NCAA tournament within three seasons. Over the following 27 years, Thompson's Hoyas went 596–239, running off a streak of 24 postseason appearances – 20 in the NCAA tournament and 4 in the NIT – including a 14-year streak of NCAA appearances from 1979–1992 that saw three Final Four appearances in 1982, 1984 and 1985, winning a national championship in 1984 and narrowly missing a repeat the next year by losing to underdog Villanova.

He won seven Coach of the Year awards: Big East, United States Basketball Writers Association and The Sporting News, National Association of Basketball Coaches and United Press International. Thompson coached many notable players, including Patrick Ewing, Sleepy Floyd, Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo and Allen Iverson. Under Thompson, 26 players were chosen in the NBA Draft, eight in the first round including two players selected first overall, Ewing by the New York Knicks in 1985 and Iverson by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1996. Thompson's career as head coach of Georgetown was not without controversy. One of the most controversial incidents was the hanging of a sign in the McDonough Gymnasium. In 1975, after another perceived mediocre year, a sign was hung at the top of the rafters reading "Thompson the nigger flop must go." The university took down the sign and silenced calls for his termination. In the late 1980s, Thompson got word that several of his players, including Alonzo Mourning, were associating with noted Washington, D.

C. drug lord Rayful Edmond III. At the height of his empire, Edmond became friendly with several Hoyas players; when Thompson confirmed what was happening, he sent word through his sources to have Edmond meet him at his office at McDonough Gymnasium. When Edmond arrived, Thompson was cordial, informed Edmond that he needed to cease all contacts with his players post haste John Turner and Mourning, both of whom had befriended Edmond; when Edmond tried to assure him that his players were not involved in anything illegal, the 6'10" Thompson stood up and pointed his index finger between Edmond's eyes. Thompson, known for his volatility boiled over, unleashed a profanity-laced tirade in which he told Edmond that he did not care about his crew's violent reputation or propensity to commit murder. Edmond had crossed a line with Thompson's players, Thompson was not going to allow Edmond to destroy the players' lives. By all accounts, Edmond never associated with another Hoyas player on a personal level.

It was believed that Thompson was the only person to stand up to Edmond without consequence causing some shoc

Robert C. Robbins

Robert Clayton Robbins, known professionally as Robert C. Robbins or R. C. Robbins, is an American cardiovascular surgeon and the 22nd and current president of The University of Arizona, he was the president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas from 2012 to 2017. As an internationally recognized cardiac surgeon, he has focused his clinical efforts on acquired cardiac diseases, including surgical treatment of congestive heart failure and cardiothoracic transplantation, he serves on the board of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. Robbins was born in Laurel and raised by his maternal grandparents, where he spent much of his childhood at the local community college, where his grandfather was a math professor. In high school, Robbins was inspired to pursue medicine, in part due to the lack of local physicians, he earned his first undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Millsaps College. In 1983, he received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi. After receiving his medical degree in 1983, he continued work as a resident at the University of Mississippi until 1989, with an emphasis in general surgery.

He began a residency at Stanford University Hospital, specializing in cardiothoracic surgery until 1992, before working as a pediatric fellow at Emory University School of Medicine and Royal Children's Hospital in Australia. Beginning in 1993, Robbins acted as the director of the cardiothoracic transplantation laboratory at the Stanford University School of Medicine until 2012, becoming the chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2005. During his time at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Robbins maintained active roles in a variety of public and professional service, including serving on the education committee for the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and the strategic planning committee for the American Heart Association. On November 5, 2012, Robbins left Stanford's school of medicine to work as the president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center, before becoming the 22nd president of the University of Arizona in 2017. Robbin's publications include more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, spanning a variety of research topics including the investigation of stem cells for cardiac regeneration, cardiac transplant allograft vasculopathy, bioengineered blood vessels, automated vascular anastomotic devices.

Haematopoietic stem cells adopt mature haematopoietic fates in ischaemic myocardium Bridge-to-transplant with the Novacor left-ventricular assist system

John Deere snowmobiles

John Deere was the trade name of snowmobiles designed and built by John Deere from 1972–1984. The initial design and testing phase came in 1970–1971, when engineers tested other popular snowmobiles, found ways to improve them; the machines were produced by the John Deere Horicon Works of Horicon, Wisconsin along with lawn and garden products. Lawn and garden equipment is still manufactured there. John Deere had its own range of snowmobile suits; the slogan "Nothing Runs Like a Deere", still used today by Deere & Co. started with the John Deere snowmobile line in 1972. From 1978 to 1980, JD used the slogan "Big John - Little John." In 1980, another new slogan was introduced: "Ride the new breed of Deere". In 1980, John Deere was the official supplier of snowmobiles for the Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York. In 1982–1984, the snowmobile market was in a downward slide, the driving force behind the snowmobile program, executive vice president Robert Carlson, had left the company; this made ending the snowmobile program an easy decision for Deere.

The parts supply and all snowmobile-related resources were sold to Polaris. There was an understanding that Polaris would continue where Deere left off, selling snowmobiles and parts to the Deere dealers that were interested; this never worked out. A prototype Liquifire was uncovered in a Polaris warehouse which would have been one of the first snowmobiles to feature independent front suspension; the Snowfire was the last production snowmobile on the market to have a free-air engine, the last snowmobile in production for John Deere. In 1974, a factory sponsored cross-country race team was assembled to go along with the introduction of the 295/S, Deere's first purpose-built snowmobile for cross-country racing; the team would be known as "Enduro Team Deere". The team had many wins, the most notable being the 1976 Minneapolis - St. Paul International 500. Brian Nelson brought home the trophy on his Liquidator, his sled is on display at the Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Germain, Wisconsin.

1977 was the last year for the factory program. Instead, Deere offered support and incentives for independent racers. A total of twenty-one models were produced: Kioritz made engines for CCW, so they are the same. Kawasaki produced the John Deere-designed Fireburst engines. Comet first started making snowmobile clutches for John Deere; the 94C Duster clutch and the 102C clutch were developed for John Deere. official web site