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Eleanor Audley

Eleanor Audley was an American actress who had a distinctive voice in radio and animation, in addition to her TV and film roles. She is best remembered on television as Oliver Douglas's mother, Eunice Douglas, on the CBS sitcom, Green Acres. Audley provided the voice of Madame Leota, the spirit medium, from Disney's Haunted Mansion attractions. Audley was born Eleanor Zellman in New York City on November 19, 1905, her parents' names are unknown. Audley was Jewish and a Democrat who supported the campaign of Adlai Stevenson during the 1952 presidential election, she made her acting debut at age 20 in the 1926 Broadway production of King. Other stage appearances include: On Call. Audley worked extensively in the'50s in Hollywood radio on such programs as Escape, she played the stepmother in re-imaginings of the Cinderella story included in episodes of the series, Hallmark Playhouse, the weekly western series, The Six Shooter, which starred James Stewart. Audley's film appearances include: Three Secrets.

In the animation film industry, Audley was best known for providing her distinctive voice to Lady Tremaine, Cinderella's evil stepmother, in the 1950 Disney film Cinderella. For those films, animators Frank Thomas and Marc Davis designed the characters' facial features and expressions to be similar to Audley, she was the live-action model for both characters. Audley had turned down the role of Maleficent because she was battling tuberculosis at the time. In 1969, Audley's voice was used as the voice of Madame Leota, the spirit of a psychic medium, in the Haunted Mansion attractions in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. From 1954 to 1970, Audley appeared on television, including: I Love Lucy. Audley played a recurring character on the CBS sitcom Green Acres from 1965–69, portraying Oliver Douglas's disapproving mother, Eunice Douglas, despite being only five months older than actor Eddie Albert who played her son; when the cast were reunited for a 1990 TV movie, Return to Green Acres, who suffered from failing health, could not appear.

Audley died from respiratory failure on November 25, 1991. She is interred at Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in California. Haunted Mansion as Madame Leota HalloWishes as Madame Leota Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Evil Queen Walt Disney's Cinderella as Lady Tremaine Disney Songs and Story: Sleeping Beauty as Maleficent Eleanor Audley at the Internet Broadway Database Eleanor Audley on IMDb Eleanor Audley at AllMovie Eleanor Audley at Find a Grave RadioGOLDINdex listing

Anna Vasa of Sweden

Anna Vasa of Sweden was a Polish and Swedish princess, starosta of Brodnica and Golub. She was the youngest child of King John III of Catherine Jagiellon, she was close to King of Poland and King of Sweden. Raised a Catholic, Anna converted to Lutheranism in 1584 which made her ineligible bride for many of Europe's Catholic royals and she remained unmarried. Anna was the youngest child of Duke John of Finland and Catherine Jagiellon, sister of King Sigismund II Augustus of Poland, she was born in Eskilstuna. Her father ascended in 1569 to the throne of Sweden as John III. Like her brother Sigismund, Anna attended Catholic mass. Several marriages were suggested. In 1577, there had been discussions to arrange the marriage between Anna and an Austrian Archduke, either Matthias or Maximilian II, but this became impossible after her conversion a year after her mother's death; when her Catholic aunt Princess Cecilia of Sweden suggested a Catholic royal match for her in 1585, John III replied that Anna had converted to Lutheranism the year before.

According to the tradition, the conversion was inspired by the events at the deathbed of her mother in 1583: her mother, who feared purgatory, was comforted by her Jesuit confessor who assured her that purgatory did not exist and was used to warn common and simple-minded people. The queen sent the Jesuit away, but it made Anna feel distaste for the falseness of Roman Catholicism. After the death of her mother, her maternal aunt Queen Anna Jagiellon suggested that she be sent to Poland to be raised there, but was turned down by John III, she had her own court, supervised by her mother's former Mistress of Karin Gyllenstierna. In 1587, her brother Sigismund was elected King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania as Sigismund III, her aunt Anna Jagiellon repeated her offer to have Anna with her in Poland and this time John III gave his consent for the sake of Sigismund: "So that the time now in the beginning would not be too long for your dear lord brother". Anna was present at his coronation. During her stay at the Polish court, she attracted negative attention by celebrating Lutheran masses with her court.

In 1589, Anna accompanied Sigismund to the meeting with their father in Reval, Swedish Estonia. She was present during the stormy sessions of Riksråd where King John insisted that Sigismund abdicated the Polish throne and came back to Sweden. Swedish councilors protested furious John promised to persecute them. Erik Sparre asked Anna to calm her father. While Sigismund returned to Poland, Anna followed her father back to Sweden, where she spent the following three years. In 1592, Anna returned to Poland to attend Anna of Austria, she was disliked at the Polish court because of her religion and the influence she had over Sigismund and was suspected for having supported her father's failed plan to arrange a Protestant marriage for Sigismund with Christina of Holstein-Gottorp. The Archbishop was so provoked by her Lutheran services that he threatened both Anna and Sigismund with excommunication, her sister-in-law Anna of Austria, prevented any persecution. In July 1593, she carried her new niece Anna Maria at her baptismal.

Cardinal Andrew Báthory proposed a marriage for her with the Prince of Transylvania. However,/na engaged herself to marry her father's first cousin Count Gustaf Brahe, son of Per Brahe the Elder and a future general in Poland, they were raised together at court and was mutually in love with each other, there where rumors that they met each other in secret in the home of Brahe's sister Ebba Sparre. In 1587, Gustaf Brahe followed Anna to Poland when Sigismund was elected king there. In 1589, he formally asked Sigismund for Anna's hand, while he was not given a clear answer, he was not refused, which made him hope that he might be accepted; the potential marriage between princess Anna and Gustaf Brahe was fiercely opposed by Duke Charles, who viewed it as a plot of Gustav Brahe to make princess Anna ruling queen regnant of Sweden while her only brother Sigismund was absent in Poland, he therefore used their relationship in his libelous chronicle Karlskrönikan. Although it was not the most desirable marriage proposed, Anna declined all other suitors.

As time passed, nothing came of her intended marriage, both Anna and Brahe remained unmarried. A definite explanation of this has not been found in historical sources, but Gustaf Brahe remained at the side of Sigismund and Anna all his life and followed them to Poland when they left Sweden for good. In November 1592, her brother Sigismund succeeded to the throne of Sweden at the death of their father. In September 1593, Anna returned to Sweden in the company of her brother King Sigismund and her sister-in-law Queen Anna, she was regarded with distrust by the Papal envoy Germanico Malaspina. During the scandalous riot between Catholics and Protestants during the burial service of her Polish musician Sowka in Riddarholmskyrkan in November 1593, her own priest Olaus Simonis participated on the Protestant side. Anna herself visited her uncle Charles, Duke of Södermanland, in Uppsala in February 1594, attended the anti-Catholic sermon of Ericus Schepperus. Sigismund had plans to make Anna his regent in Sweden during his stay in Poland.

This plan, was opposed by Duke Charles, who managed to have the Swedish Council to appoint himself. In 1594, Sigismund re

London Chest Hospital

The London Chest Hospital, located in Bethnal Green in London, adjacent to Victoria Park, was a hospital with a national reputation for treatment of cardiac and pulmonary disease. Since 1999 it had been run by the Barts Health NHS Trust, it closed in April 2015 as part of the creation of the Barts Heart Centre at St Bartholomew's Hospital, by consolidation of services from the London Chest Hospital and The Heart Hospital, part of University College London Hospital. The London Chest Hospital was founded in March 1848 by a group of men, predominantly Quakers, who included bankers and the physician, Thomas Bevill Peacock, they wished to build a hospital to deal with diseases of the heart and lungs tuberculosis. By June the group, with the patronage of Prince Albert, had raised enough money to open a public dispensary at 6 Liverpool Street, while the hospital was being built. In 1849 a site in Bonner's Fields, part of Victoria Park was purchased and in 1851 Prince Albert laid the foundation stone.

The Hospital opened in 1855 at a cost of around £30,000. Until 1923 it was known as the City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Chest it was renamed the City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Heart and Lungs, although it was popularly known as the'Victoria Park Hospital'. A Pathological Laboratory & Research Institute was opened in 1927 funded by the Prudential Assurance Company. In 1937 a new Surgical Wing was added to the Hospital and the name was changed to the London Chest Hospital; the Hospital was badly damaged by bombing during the Second World War and in 1948 it became part of the National Health Service. In 1994 it became part of the Royal Hospitals NHS Trust together with the Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital. On 17 April 2015 it closed due to a reconfiguration of specialist cardiovascular services in north and east London; this enabled the creation of one of Europe's largest cardiac centres. Local campaigners opposed the closure, approved by NHS England in October 2014.

Barts Health announced in April 2015 that'the hospital is no longer up to the demands of rigorous specialised 21st century medicine and is now closed.' Services moved from the London Chest Hospital and The Heart Hospital to the Barts Heart Centre at St Bartholomew's Hospital in April and May 2015. On 28 August 2015, Barts Health NHS Trust sold the premises to Circle Housing with the proceeds reinvested into the Barts Heart Centre. Fabrice Muamba, the Congolese footballer who played for England's Bolton Wanderers, was taken to the London Chest Hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch on 17 March 2012, he was forced to retire from football. Healthcare in London List of hospitals in England

Vinod Sekhar

Datuk Vinod Balachandra Sekhar is the Chairman and Group Chief Executive of Petra Group, a Malaysian company that focuses on rubber recycling and financial software. He is the chairman of the Sekhar Foundation, based in Kuala Lumpur and the CEO of Green Rubber, he was named by Forbes magazine as Malaysia's 28th richest man for 2009. The title of Dato' was given to Sekhar at the early age of 26 by Yang di Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Ja'afar Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman on his 71st birthday, at that time the 10th Yang di Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, he was the youngest person. Sekhar is the youngest son of Sukumari Nair and B. C. Sekhar known as Mr. Natural Rubber, who for a time provided significant inputs in the global natural rubber industry, he has three siblings. He is married to Winy Sekhar with whom he has two daughters and Tara. Aside from managing his businesses, Sekhar takes time to write literary contents, he has written numerous plays and produced a book of poetry. "In the Mind's Eye", one of the plays that he has written was a success and was well received when it was produced in the United States, United Kingdom and in his homeland, Malaysia.

Dato Vinod paid. Moreover, he became the host of the first English talk show on television in Malaysia, he enjoys playing golf with a 22 handicap. While he attended Haileybury and Imperial Service College, writes broadly – for instance he started a non-partisan multiracial youth organisation, Malaysiana Muda, he remained president of one of the largest multiracial youth organisations in Malaysia at that time for two terms. Sekhar was only 21 when he started his business career with just US$50 when he put up his own clothing company called Vincent Siefer Clothing Company that sold college embossed shirts to university students in different American universities, he then sold his clothing company for US$5 million. In 1990, Sekhar formed Sekhar Tunku Imran Group together with his friend, Tunku Tan Sri Imran and penetrated various business ventures; some of the most notable business deals that STI had was when it had a joint venture with Disney-MGM Studios in Florida, USA to produce the movie entitled Tarzan, The Epic Adventure.

Over the years, STI teamed up with various business partners both in the local and international scene that in 1997, the Petra Group was born. The Petra Group is a held company, well known for Green Rubber Global – the company's key business, a cost-effective process that can efficiently recycle used rubber. Sekhar is an active supporter of different socio-civic organisations, he founded the Sekhar Foundation which owns 60% of The Petra Group and acts as the philanthropic arm of the company by supporting various charitable organisations worldwide. The Sekhar Foundation has donated to a range of organisations that are working in the fields of education, poverty alleviation, healthcare provision; the Foundation is the main sponsor for South East Asia's largest rain forest research programme in the Danum Valley in Borneo. Green Rubber Global is a part of Sekhar's Petra Group; the recycling firm will make use of the process that Sekhar's father has developed called De-Link to create "green rubber".

The De-Link process will devulcanise old and used tyres revulcanise them and convert them into different new rubber products such as vehicle tyres and footwear soles. GRG has famous supporters and shareholders like Hollywood celebrities Mel Gibson and Bruce Willis and Forbes magazine publisher, Steve Forbes. Dato' Vinod was one of the first Malaysians to venture into the former Soviet Union after its breakup and was a part of the privatization of its second largest petrochemical plant, he was the first Southeast Asian to own both Formula 2000 and Formula 3 Championship motorsports teams, he founded Malaysia’s first sports car company. Dato' Vinod has presented a variety of papers at and participated in many international conferences including the International Human Rights Conference in Brussels, the first Malaysian International Youth Conference for Unity in Kuala Lumpur, the Asia Europe Young Leaders Conference in Ireland, the New Asian Leaders Retreat in Seoul, South Korea programmer for the World Economic Forum, the WEF’s Davos Annual meeting, he was the Chair of the first New Asian Leaders–Emerging Arab Leaders Summit in Langkawi, attended by King Abdullah II of Jordan, he was a speaker at the 2005 Forbes Global CEO Conference in Sydney.

Dato' Vinod is the Chairman of the Sekhar Foundation, the Chairman of the Pelita Harapan for terminally ill children, the Co-Chairman of the Innocent Child Appeal Fund Board for abused children, the Chairman of the Sitavani Foundation. He was the founding President of Malaysian Muda, the first nonpartisan multiracial national youth organization created to develop unity among Malaysian youth, where he warned of polarization among young Malaysians two decades before the government acknowledged it was out of control. In 1991, for his contribution to the globalization of education and the education of children, Dato' Vinod was made the first and youngest Asian fellow of Kappa Delta Pi, a US-based international Honors Society for Education; this organization awarded its “ The Point of Excellence ” award to his company, the first Asian company to be so honored. Dato' Vinod was 26 years old and one of the youngest; the World Economic Forum named him as one of its 40 “New Asian Leaders”. Grant Thornton named him the Malaysian Corporate Leader of the Year in August 2008.

He has written a book of poetry. One of his plays, “In the

Andy Griffin

Andrew Griffin is an English former footballer. Griffin began his career at Stoke City, where he established a reputation as a solid wing-back defender, his impressive performances for the "Potters" led to him being signed by Newcastle United for a fee of £1.5million in January 1998. He spent six years on Tyneside before moving south to Portsmouth in 2004, he was unable to establish himself as first choice right back at "Pompey" and re-joined his old club Stoke on loan for the 2006–07 season. Stoke narrowly missed out on a play-off position and so Griffin decided to sign for newly promoted Derby County, however with Derby struggling to compete in the Premier League he joined Stoke for a third time in January 2008, he was made captain of the side for the 2008 -- 09 season. Griffin lost his place in the side after an on the pitch altercation with Ricardo Fuller at West Ham United in December 2008, he joined Reading in 2010 helping them gain promotion at the second attempt after failing in the play-offs.

He was released by Reading in May 2012 and joined Doncaster Rovers in October 2012. He spent two years at Doncaster before ending his career with a short spell at Chester Griffin was born in Wigan, Greater Manchester and began his career with Stoke City, he impressed in the clubs youth ranks and he was handed a professional contract in July 1996. He became a regular in the side during the 1996–97 season playing in 36 matches including the final match at the Victoria Ground and in just his first season as a professional he won the clubs player of the year award. In 1997 Stoke moved to the Britannia Stadium but the team struggled all season and with relegation looming Stoke decided to cash in on their most promising prospect selling Griffin to Newcastle United for £1.5million in January 1998. Griffin settled in Newcastle and earned call-ups to the England U21 team and played in the 1999 FA Cup Final. However, he picked up an injury in August 1999 ruling him out for the 1999–2000 season but made a comeback the following season but he again suffered a hernia injury missing another season.

Griffin enjoyed something of a resurgence under Bobby Robson and made several solid performances during the 2002–03 season, including in the UEFA Champions League, when his winning goal against Juventus rekindled his side's campaign. Injuries and a failure to get a regular place in the side saw him not offered a new contract by Newcastle at the end of the 2003–04 season. Griffin joined Portsmouth in May 2004 on a free transfer. After agreeing to join the Fratton Park club Griffin revealed that he took the advice of former Newcastle teammate Lomana LuaLua, his Pompey career got off to a bad start as he conceded an own goal on his debut in a 2–0 home defeat against Tottenham Hotspur. He played 27 games in 2004–05 and 21 games in 2005–06. By the summer of 2006 he dropped out of Harry Redknapp's plans and in September of that year he was loaned to former club Stoke City, he became first choice right back under Tony Pulis as was a number of loan signings for Stoke in the 2006–07 season which helped turn around the club's fortunes.

He scored two goals for Stoke, firstly against Leeds United in a 4–0 victory, a "sensational 30-yard strike" against Coventry City. After the match Pulis spoke of his delight at Griffin's performance. "It was an fantastic goal. It was top drawer, he came through the ranks at Stoke as that will mean a lot to him. It will have been lovely for him to score. We're delighted that Portsmouth have allowed us to have him on loan." He played 34 matches for Stoke in 2006–07 as Stoke narrowly missed out on a play-off place and Pulis confirmed that he would like to sign Griffin permanently. On 31 July 2007 Griffin signed for Premier League side Derby County on a three-year deal, he was Derby's first choice right back, but when Tyrone Mears returned from injury and Paul Jewell replaced Billy Davies as Derby manager, he found his chances in the first team restricted. With Derby enduring a terrible 2007–08 season heading for an embarrassing relegation, Griffin was given permission to talk to Stoke City. On 11 January 2008 Griffin moved back to Stoke City for a fee of £300,000, signing a 4 and a half-year contract.

In January 2008, Stoke sold captain John Eustace to Watford. This move saw Griffin named Stoke's new captain despite only being back at the club for three weeks, nonetheless Griffin was delighted describing it as a "proud moment in my career." He was controversially sent-off against Queens Park Rangers on 2 March 2008 as Stoke fell to a 3–0 defeat. Stoke were successful in their appeal. In a match against Watford former teammate John Eustace was sent-off and Griffin branded the Referee's decision as "Pathetic". Griffin missed the final two matches of Stoke's promotion winning 2007–08 campaign due to a torn hamstring. After the season ended Griffin admitted he made the wrong decision to join Derby rather than Stoke in the summer of 2007. Griffin began the 2008–09 season as first choice right back this was until he was involved in an on pitch altercation with striker Ricardo Fuller away at West Ham United on 28 December 2008 which saw Fuller sent-off. Afterwards the pair publicly apologised for the incident.

However Griffin lost his place in the side and Abdoulaye Faye took over as captain for the remainder of the season. He found himself out of the first team in 2009–10 but he did manage to score a dramatic 96th-minute winner in a 4–3 victory over Blackpool in the League Cup. On 11 January 2010, he joined Reading on loan for the remainder of the season, he was instrumental in solidifying Reading's back line in the second half of the 2009–10 season which saw Reading rise from the relegation zone at the beginning of January to 9th place by the e

Scoring in association football

In games of association football teams compete to score the most goals during the match. A goal is scored when the ball passes over a goal line at each end of the field of play between two centrally positioned upright goal posts 24 feet apart and underneath a horizontal crossbar at a height of 8 feet — this frame is referred to as a goal; each team aims to score at one end of the pitch, while preventing their opponents from scoring at the other. Nets are attached to the goal frame to catch goalscoring balls, but the ball is not required to touch the net. Rules concerning goal scoring are described in Law 10 of the Laws of the Game: A goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar, provided that no offence has been committed by the team scoring the goal; as with other cases of the ball travelling out of the field of play, all of the ball must cross all of the line, otherwise play continues. A goal is credited to the team attacking the goal scored upon, regardless of which team caused the ball to enter the goal.

A ball entering a goal from the action of a player defending that goal is called an own goal. If serious foul play unambiguously prevents scoring a goal, a referee cannot award a goal if it does not enter the goal as described above. A goal can not be scored directly from a dropped indirect free kick or a throw-in. Should the ball go into the goal from these without first being touched by another player, play is restarted with a goal kick. A player cannot score an own goal directly from any restart of play. Both of these situations the latter, are exceedingly rare; as a result of rule-changes introduced in 2019, it is not possible to score an attacking goal with the hands or arm. If a goalkeeper throws the ball directly into the opponent's goal from his/her own penalty area, no goal is awarded: instead a goal-kick is awarded to the defending side. If the ball goes directly into opponent's goal from the hands or arm of a player in any other circumstances, it is penalized as a handball offence, it remains possible to score an own goal with arm.

If there is time remaining in the session of play, after a goal has been scored play is restarted with a kick-off by the side which conceded the goal. Most goals are unambiguous, as the ball will strike the net attached to the goal structure indicating that it passed the goal line as described above. However, situations occur where it is difficult for officials to tell if the ball crossed the goal line before a rebound, save, or clearance from the goal area. Additionally if the ball crosses the goal line as required, a goal may be disallowed if the attacking team commits an infringement of the Laws of the Game, such as the offside offence or a foul; as with all other decisions on the Laws of the Game, the referee is the final authority as to whether a goal is scored or disallowed. The match referee is advised by assistant referees, whose view across the pitch from the sidelines may in some cases be more useful in determining whether the ball crossed the goal line or whether the attacking team committed an infringement.

The goal net was one of the earliest tools employed to aid match officials in determining whether a goal was scored. Introduced in the 1890s, the goal net provides a simple way to determine whether the ball passed on the correct side of the goal posts and crossbar. Although not mandated by the Laws of the Game, goal nets are now ubiquitous across most levels of organised football. Since 2012, goal-line technology has been used at the highest levels of professional football; the video assistant referee was added in 2018 after years of trials. The Laws make no mention of attributing goals to individual players. Goals are always attributed to individual players, that player being the one who provided the final action causing the goal to be scored; this is the last player to touch the ball, notwithstanding inconsequential deflections such as failed attempts at a save. Should a player cause a goal to be scored against their own team, the goal is recorded as an own goal; the authority on attributing goals varies between competitions.

The Premier League in England has a dedicated Dubious Goals Committee for resolving attribution disputes. For an individual player, scoring multiple goals in a game is considered a notable achievement. In association football, a hat-trick refers to the uncommon feat of scoring three goals in a single game. Awards exist for individual players who score the most goals in some competitions, such awards are called the "Golden Boot". Players will celebrate scoring a goal with team mates putting on elaborate displays for the crowd; the Laws allow this, but mandate that celebration must not be "excessive". On average, only a few scores occur per game in association football. An analysis of several years' results from several English leagues found that 1–0 was the most common result, occurring in 20% of games. In English traditional football, the object of the game was to convey a ball by a