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Duke Kahanamoku

Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku was a Native Hawaiian competition swimmer who popularized the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing. He was born towards the end of the Kingdom of Hawaii, just before the overthrow, living into statehood as a United States citizen, he was a five-time Olympic medalist in swimming. Duke was a Scottish Rite Freemason, a law enforcement officer, an actor, a beach volleyball player and a businessman. According to Kahanamoku, he was born in Honolulu at Haleʻākala, the home of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, converted into the Arlington Hotel, he had three sisters, including Samuel Kahanamoku and Sargent Kahanamoku. In 1893, the family moved to Waikiki, to be closer to his mother's parents and family. Duke grew up with 31 Paoa cousins. Duke attended the Waikiki Grammar School, Kaahumanu School, the Kamehameha Schools, although he never graduated because he had to quit to help support the family."Duke" was not a title or a nickname, but a given name. He was named after his father, Duke Halapu Kahanamoku, christened by Bernice Pauahi Bishop in honor of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, visiting Hawaii at the time.

His father was a policeman. His mother Julia Paʻakonia Lonokahikina Paoa was a religious woman with a strong sense of family ancestry. Though not of the formal Hawaiian Royal Family, his parents were from prominent Hawaiian ohana, his paternal grandfather was Kahanamoku and his grandmother, Kapiolani Kaoeha, a descendant of Alapainui. They were kahu and trusted advisors of the Kamehamehas, to whom they were related, his maternal grandparents Paoa, son of Paoa Hoolae and Hiikaalani, Mele Uliama were of aliʻi descent. Growing up on the outskirts of Waikiki, Kahanamoku spent his youth as a bronzed beach boy. At Waikiki Beach he developed his swimming skills. In his youth, Kahanamoku preferred a traditional surf board, which he called his "papa nui", constructed after the fashion of ancient Hawaiian "olo" boards. Made from the wood of a koa tree, it weighed 114 pounds; the board was without a skeg. In his career, he would use smaller boards but always preferred those made of wood. On August 11, 1911, Kahanamoku was timed at 55.4 seconds in the 100 yards freestyle, beating the existing world record by 4.6 seconds, in the salt water of Honolulu Harbor.

He broke the record in the 220 yd and equaled it in the 50 yd. But the Amateur Athletic Union, in disbelief, would not recognize these feats until many years later; the AAU claimed that the judges must have been using alarm clocks rather than stopwatches and claimed that ocean currents aided Kahanamoku. He was initiated to the Hawaiian Masonic Lodge No 21 and was a member of the Shriners society. Kahanamoku qualified for the U. S. Olympic swimming team in 1912. At the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, he won a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle, a silver medal with the second-place U. S. team in the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay. During the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, he won gold medals both in the relay, he finished the 100 meters with a silver medal during the 1924 Olympics in Paris, with the gold going to Johnny Weissmuller and the bronze to Duke's brother, Samuel Kahanamoku. At age 34, this was Kahanamoku's last Olympic medal, he was an alternate for the U. S. water polo team at the 1932 Summer Olympics.

Between Olympic competitions, after retiring from the Olympics, Kahanamoku traveled internationally to give swimming exhibitions. It was during this period that he popularized the sport of surfing known only in Hawaii, by incorporating surfing exhibitions into these visits as well, his surfing exhibition at Sydney's Freshwater Beach on December 24, 1914 is regarded as a seminal event in the development of surfing in Australia. The board that Kahanamoku built from a piece of pine from a local hardware store is retained by the Freshwater Surf Club. There is a statue of Kahanamoku on the Northern headland of New South Wales, he made surfing popular in mainland America first in 1912 while in Southern California. During his time living in Southern California, Kahanamoku performed in Hollywood as a background actor and a character actor in several films. In this way, he made connections with people. Kahanamoku was involved with the Los Angeles Athletic Club, acting as a lifeguard and competing in both swimming and water polo teams.

While living in Newport Beach, California on June 14, 1925, Kahanamoku rescued eight men from a fishing vessel that capsized in heavy surf while attempting to enter the city's harbor. Twenty nine sport fishermen went into the water, seventeen drowned. Using his surfboard Duke was able to make repeated trips back & forth from shore to the capsized ship increasing the number of those rescued. Two other surfers saved four more fishermen. At the time the Newport Beach police chief called Duke's efforts "The most superhuman surfboard rescue act the world has seen", it led to lifeguards across the US to begin using surfboards as standard equipment for water rescues. In 1940 Duke married Nadine Alexander. Kahanamoku was the first person to be inducted into both the Swimming Hall of Fame and the Surfing Hall of Fame; the Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfi

Bulb Energy

Bulb Energy Ltd. trading as Bulb, is a financed energy supply company operating in the United Kingdom, Texas and France. Bulb is based in London. Bulb began trading in August 2015, buying and selling electricity and gas to supply domestic properties, it is one of over 70 smaller energy companies competing with the "Big Six energy suppliers" which dominate the UK market. Bulb competes on price, it supplies 100 % carbon neutral gas. Attracting venture capital, Bulb runs at a financial loss; as of March 2019 Bulb has over a million and a half customers, representing a 5% domestic market share. Bulb Energy Ltd. was incorporated in April 2013 under the name Regent Power Ltd. and was known as Hanbury Energy Ltd. between June and October 2015. Its parent company is Simple Energy; the company began to trade energy in August 2015. Since it began trading, the directors have been Amit Gudka, a former energy market trader for Barclays, Hayden Wood, a former management consultant. Initial funding came from their personal contacts.

Backing was obtained from JamJar Investments. In August 2018 a further £60 million funding was secured from two backers: DST Global, US hedge fund Magnetar Capital; the value of the company is thought to be between £400M and £500M. Growth has been rapid since the start of 2017, by early March 2019 the company had over 1 million customers and was employing over 200 staff, its headquarters moved in February 2019 from offices at Hanbury Street, Shoreditch to Bishopsgate in the City of London. Bulb is the UK's largest renewable energy supplier, the UK's seventh largest energy supplier, smaller only than the "Big Six". Bulb is the only company to achieve this growth without taking over other companies, as rival companies have done. SyndicateRoom identified Bulb as the UK's fastest-growing private company of 2018. In the year 2018-2019, Bulb's renewable electricity was generated as follows: 73% from wind power, 24% from solar power and 3% from hydroelectricity. Bulb's carbon neutral gas was composed of 90 % carbon offset.

In addition to domestic households, Bulb supplies energy to businesses. Bulb announced in June 2019 that they were expanding to France and Texas

Kristina Wagner

Kristina Wagner is an American actress best known for her role as Felicia Jones on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. She is sometimes credited by the name Kristina Malandro, she briefly had a small role on the ABC series Hotel in the late 1980s. In 1984, Wagner got her big break. After a brief departure, she returned to the series in a recurring capacity in 2004. In May 2005, Wagner asked ABC to place her back on contract status for an important storyline involving her character. After ABC refused, Wagner walked, she was replaced by former Another World actress Sandra Ferguson. Upon Ferguson's departure in 2005, the character was absent from the canvas until late 2007, when Wagner again returned for a month-long stint. In 2012, it was announced that Wagner would once again reprise the role of Felicia, with a first airing on April 27 that year. In 2013, it was announced that Wagner was releasing a documentary, Children of Internment, which she produced and directed with her brother, Joe Crump.

The documentary concerns the events surrounding the American internment of German-Americans during World War II. After years of dating, Malandro married her General Hospital co-star, Jack Wagner, on December 18, 1993 in a private ceremony in Lake Tahoe. Citing irreconcilable differences, they filed for divorce in February 2001. After two years apart, the Wagners announced that they were working through their problems and reconciling. However, in 2005, the Wagners once again filed for divorce, finalized the following year; the couple has two sons together: Harrison. Kristina Wagner on IMDb

Con Lo Que Cuenta Este PaĆ­s

Con Lo Que Cuenta Este País was a popular Puerto Rican comedy sitcom that capitalized on the popularity of its main character named Chevy. The show began airing on February 2, 1991 on Telemundo of Puerto Rico, lasted until 1993, it remained on the top spots during its run. Some of the characters gained so much popularity. Comedian Melwin Cedeño started playing his character Chevy in the late 80s; the character was so popular among teens that producers Hector Marcano, Jackie Torres, Jose Vallenilla and Rafael Quijano, presented a new sitcom to Telemundo of Puerto Rico. The show was added to Telemundo's programming in February 1991; the show was received and cherished by Puerto Rican audiences and occupied the top places in ratings. It remained popular until its cancellation in 1993. Cedeño has continued to perform as Chevy on other programs and activities, some of the actors involved have reprised their roles in other shows. Chevy was a Nuyorican teenager, he was hired by "Don Vale" at the restaurant "El Gandongo Express" as a waiter.

"Don Vale" had a beautiful daughter named "Beba" who fell in love with "Chevy". The restaurant was located in an alley corner, Chevy would always arrive in his flamboyant Volkswagen Beetle listening to loud music. After getting down, he would perform some dance stunt, go to work; the restaurant and the street in front became a meeting place for his friends. Anything could happen on that street: parties, a pool party; the restaurant would draw some bullies that would try to pick fights with Chevy. The leader of this gang was "Cholón", performed by Wilfred Morales, "Bejuco", performed by Miguel Morales. Most of the time, Chevy would kick them out of the restaurant. All of these characters would create sub-stories with their relatives, friends, or love interests. After some time, Fernández left the show and Georgina Borri replaced him as "Margot", Chevy's mother who had bought the restaurant, she was the last manager of the restaurant on the last season of the show. Since the first episode, the show had four open credits sequences, six wrestling/boxing episodes and a mini-serial named "Chevy, ¿culpable o inocente?" that lasted 10 episodes.

Aside of its obvious slapstick humor, the show sometimes tried to address common social situations present in Puerto Rico. Melwin Cedeño as Chevy, a Nuyorican that works as a waiter at "El Gandongo Express" restaurant, he enjoys rap music. He is in love with a girl named Beba, he is smart but tends to have a short temper and is always getting in fights with bullies and clients. Pucho Fernández as Don Vale, the first manager of "El Gandongo Express", the father of Chevy's on-and-off girlfriend "Beba". Raúl Carbonell as Israel, the owner of the newsstand next to "El Gandongo Express" and one of Chevy's friends. Felicidad Morales as the daughter of "Don Vale" and Chevy's on-and-off girlfriend, she corresponds him, but their relationship is portrayed in a childish way. She has a tough attitude to people that doesn't treat her right. Yamaris Latorre as Sissi, one of Beba's best friends, she enjoys rock music and dresses in jeans and loose, wild hair. On the first years of the show, she was portrayed as being an airhead or dimwitted, but on years, her character took more importance.

She was never able to tell him. Ildia Santiago as Deborah, Beba's other best friend, she enjoys exercising and wears sportswear. Wilfred Morales as Cholón, the leader of the bully gang, he is a bald man with a scarred face. He is strong, but not clever, Chevy always takes advantage of this. Miguel Morales as Bejuco, one of Cholon's friend; as opposed to him, he is weak. He is always wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag and a baseball cap put on backwards, he tends to be one of the most obnoxious members of the gang. He would go inside the restaurant and ask Chevy to tell him everything in the menu only to end up asking for a glass of water. Chevy would beat him up, kick him out. Bejuco went on to have his own show. Georgina Borri as Margot, Chevy's mother, she became the owner of "El Gandongo Express" during the last season. Raquel Montero as La Tia Paca, Don Vale's sister and the manager of "El Gandongo Express", her character stayed as the next door neighbor and romantic interest of a security guard named "Polo".

William Gracia as Polo, Beba's uncle. He came to help her with the management of "El Gandongo Express" just before Paca's arrival, he was like a handyman taking care of several jobs becoming a security guard. He was the object of Paca's affection. Víctor Santiago as Mostro, another member of Cholon's gang, he sports a flat top haircut with colored stripes and would always go on asking everybody for two dollars. His famous line was: "El hombre brega". Like Cholón, he is not clever. Cuco Sandoval as Cuco, the last member of Cholon's gang, he was added when the production team needed a greater gang for a wrestling match episode and his character stayed. He is the dumbest of the gang never talked, is spaced out and sleeping. Several characters made cameo or special appearances on the show. "Volcan"

McNab, Arkansas

McNab is a town in Hempstead County, United States. The population was 68 at the 2010 census, up from 37 in 2000, it is part of the Hope Micropolitan Statistical Area. In 1860, Charles McNab, who had emigrated to the United States in 1841 from Muthill, Scotland, bought land in the Red River valley not far from the town of Fulton. McNab, a carpenter, had married into a plantation-owning family in Alabama which sold their Alabama land and moved to property at Summer Grove, near Shreveport, Louisiana. Though the Arkansas property was acquired by him in 1860, the Civil War prevented McNab from cultivating his new property. After the war, in 1865, he planted cotton there. Soon, he and his wife and young son, together with a number of newly freed slaves, moved from Louisiana to live on and work the new farm; when the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway came through the area 30 years a small passenger and freight station was built, a post office to serve the small community was set up across the road in the back of the general store, operated by the McNabs.

Custom of the time allowed the person. Mrs. Charles F. McNab, the postmistress, named it "McNab", her son, Charles West McNab, who had farmed the land until 1927 and was the only grandson of the original owner, sold the last 40 acres of family property there in 1956. McNab is located in western Hempstead County at 33°39′39″N 93°49′57″W. Arkansas Highway 355 passes through the town, leading north 13 miles to Tollette and south 3.5 miles to Fulton on the Red River. According to the United States Census Bureau, McNab has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 37 people, 13 households, 7 families residing in the town. The population density was 39.7/km². There were 18 housing units at an average density of 19.3/km². The racial makeup of the town was 51.35% White, 48.65% Black or African American. 2.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 13 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.5% were non-families.

38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 30.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.75. In the town, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 68.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males. The median income for a household in the town was $29,375, the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $16,250 versus $26,250 for females; the per capita income for the town was $9,088. There were 33.3% of families and 63.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 88.9% of under eighteens and 20.0% of those over 64

Andrzej Nowicki (philosopher)

Andrzej Rusław Fryderyk Nowicki was a Polish philosopher of culture, a specialist in the history of philosophy and of atheism, in Italian philosophy of the Renaissance and in religious studies and a connoisseur of the fine arts and diplomat. He conceived his own philosophical system which he called "the ergantropic and incontrological philosophical system of meetings within things", he worked as an academic at the University of Warsaw, the University of Wrocław, the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and achieved the rank of a professor. He was co-founder and chairman of the Association of Atheists and Freethinkers and of the Polish Association for Religious Studies, he was the editor-in-chief of the "Euhemer" magazine. He was the grandmaster of the Grand Orient of Poland in 1997–2002 and was a member of the committee of the Front of National Unity in 1958