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Robert Hughes (Conservative politician)

Robert Gurth Hughes was a British Conservative Party politician from 1980–97 and Government Minister in the 1990s. Hughes was unsuccessful as a candidate for Poplar in the 1979 General Election. In 1980 Hughes was elected to the Greater London Council representing Croydon Central, serving until 1986, he was the Conservative candidate in the 1983 Bermondsey by-election and contested that constituency's successor seat of Southwark and Bermondsey at the 1983 General Election. In 1987 he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Harrow West, he defended his seat at the 1992 election but at the 1997 election his 18,000 majority swung to a Labour majority of 1,240 votes for Gareth Thomas. Hughes' Parliamentary Aide in the Commons until May 1997 was fellow Harrow politician, Councillor Mark Versallion, he served as a Government Whip in 1993 when the Maastricht bill went through the House, was promoted to Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Office of Public Service and Science in the Cabinet Office in 1994 with responsibility for the Science Research Councils and the Medical Research Council.

On 6 March 1995, Hughes resigned as Minister responsible for the Citizen's Charter over an affair with a constituency worker who had come to him for help from an abusive relationship. Hughes confessed the affair and resigned when he believed that the liaison was about to be exposed in a Sunday newspaper, he opposed the Conservative party line in 1996 by supporting a total ban on handguns in the wake of the Dunblane Massacre. Robert Hughes is a keen supporter of Land value tax to eliminate income and sales taxes. Upon leaving the Commons he became General Secretary and Executive Director of the optical trade body, the Federation of Ophthalmic & Dispensing Opticians, he became the Chief Executive of the Association of Optometrists in 2004. In 2011 he left AOP to become the Chief Executive of the Surrey Association for Visual Impairment; as of 2017 he is now the Chairman of the Guildford Conservative Association. Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Robert Hughes Appearances on C-SPAN

2017–18 Southern Illinois Salukis women's basketball team

The 2017–18 Southern Illinois women's basketball team represents Southern Illinois University Carbondale during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Salukis were led by fifth year head coach Cindy Stein, they were members of the Missouri Valley Conference. They finished the season 17–14, 11–7 in MVC play to finish in fourth place, they advanced to the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Women's Tournament. They finished the season 10 -- 8 in MVC play to finish in fourth place, they lost in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Women's Tournament to Wichita State. They were invited to the Women's Basketball Invitational where they lost to Milwaukee in the first round. 2017–18 Southern Illinois Salukis men's basketball team

Short Sleeve Sampson

Daniel DiLucchio is an American Midget professional wrestler best known by his ring name Short Sleeve Sampson. Sampson works on the independent circuit for Micro Championship Wrestling, TNT Pro Wrestling, Midget Wrestling Warriors, he has occasionally made appearances with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment. DiLucchio appeared in World Wrestling Entertainment in promos on two occasions as miniature versions of larger wrestlers. In 2003, he appeared as Mini-Angle, performing a Kurt Angle-style ankle lock on Angle, posing as John Cena; the following year, he appeared as Mini-Taker and was about to be tombstoned by JBL before being attacked by the real Undertaker. Outside of the comic promos, DiLucchio competed in SmackDown!'s Juniors Division in 2005, participating in the first Juniors match against Pitbull Patterson. He made an appearance on Raw as Pocket Rocket, the one night only tag team partner for The Heart Throbs in a match against Viscera and his mini version partner.

In the WWE, he appeared as a member of D-Generation X's mini version of the Spirit Squad. In 2014 DiLucchio returned to WWE at Extreme Rules to announce for the weeLC match with Hornswoggle vs El Torito as "Jerry Smaller", a parody of Jerry "The King" Lawler. Sampson appeared at Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's 2006 Bound for Glory pay-per-view, competing in Kevin Nash's X Division Invitational; the following year, he returned to TNA in a segment. Sampson stars on the TruTV original series Hulk Hogan's Micro Championship Wrestling. Sampson is employed by the Micro Wrestling Federation, where he has held the MCW Championship one time. In the company, he appears as a fan favorite, he has appeared for National Wrestling Superstars, Ward Family Entertainment, Pro Wrestling Mid Atlantic, Awesome Wrestling Entertainment, High Impact Wrestling, All Star Wrestling, Old School Wrestling, Big Time Wrestling. On August 2013, Sampson announced his decision to retire from pro wrestling, he would embark on a 40 stop "It's Midget Time" farewell tour.

On night three of the High Impact Wrestling Canada's "Christmas Rampage Tour" at King's Challenge IV, Sampson was inducted into the HIW Hall of Fame. But in 2015, he postponed his retirement. DiLucchio has a daughter. Cauliflower Alley Club Active Men's Wrestling Award Chaotic Wrestling CW Midget Championship CW Light Heavyweight Championship High Impact Wrestling Canada Hall of Fame Micro Championship Wrestling MCW World Heavyweight Championship Micro Wrestling Federation MWF Championship Midge Wrestling Warriors MWW Champion New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Wisconsin Organized Wrestling WOW Midget Championship Spice, Linda; the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "TAKES FIVE DAN DILUCCHIO". March 9, 2003. Profile at Profile at Short Sleeve Sampson on IMDb

1999 in chess

Events of 1999 in chess include the list of top chess players and news. FIDE top 10 players by Elo rating - January 1999. Many leading players boycott the event and there is talk of legal action against FIDE by Karpov; the proposed'Ultimate Championship' between Kasparov and Anand is postponed when the sponsorship deal is withdrawn. FIDE's Women's World Chess Championship is won by Xie Jun, as she defeats Alisa Galliamova in the final; the proceedings are described as chaotic and unsatisfactory by the world press following Zsuzsa Polgar being stripped of her title and Galliamova defaulting in the Candidates Final. The Linares chess tournament is dominated by a rampant Kasparov, 2½ clear points ahead of Kramnik and Anand. Kasparov wins at Sarajevo with 7/9, ahead of Alexei Shirov. Michael Adams achieves a career-best tournament result, winning at Dos Hermanas ahead of Vladimir Kramnik. Anand is in joint last place. Peter Leko wins the Dortmund super-tournament, ahead of Kramnik. At the annual Hoogovens tournament in Wijk aan Zee, Kasparov runs out the winner from Anand and Kramnik.

The Frankfurt Giants takes the form of a 4-player, 4-round, all-play-all rapid event and is won by Kasparov, 1½ points ahead of Anand and Karpov. The European Team Chess Championship is held in Georgia. Armenia take Hungary silver and Germany bronze. An Advanced Chess Match between Vishwanathan Anand and Anatoly Karpov results in a crushing 5-1 victory for the Indian Grandmaster. Kasparov wins an internet game against The World; the game is followed by the world media. Irina Krush wins much respect for her steering of the World side. Daniel King commentates on MSN. At the Melody Amber tournament in Monte Carlo, Kramnik is the overall winner, while Anand wins the'rapid' section and Shirov the'blindfold'. Pamplona is won by Alexander Morozevich, ahead of Loek van Wely. Konstantin Sakaev wins the Russian Chess Championship held in Moscow. Julian Hodgson wins his third British Chess Championship title in North Yorkshire. Harriet Hunt makes it her fourth victory in the Ladies event. Boris Gulko wins the Salt Lake City U. S. Chess Championship after a playoff.

Anjelina Belakovskaia takes the Women's title. Joel Benjamin wins the Manhattan Chess Club Championship for the sixth time; the World Junior Chess Championship is won by Aleksandr Galkin in Armenia. The annual Groningen tournament contains a strong field of grandmasters. Sergei Tiviakov wins, ahead of Zoltán Almási; the women's event is headed by Natalia Zhukova followed by Antoaneta Stefanova and Peng Zhaoqin. Armenia's Sergei Movsesian takes first place in the Open. Tony Miles wins the Capablanca Memorial in Havana, ahead of Lazaro Bruzon. Prominent Chess publisher Batsford ceases business activities. Bobby Fischer gives a series of radio interviews in Baguio City, Philippines. Much of the material is branded offensive. Chess journalist Bobby Ang asks that listeners make some allowance for Fischer's state of mind following his recent losses. S. authorities had auctioned all of his personal memorabilia. Tõnu Õim wins the 14th Correspondence Chess World Championship. In Hungary, Judit Polgár loses a rapid match to Fritz 5.32 by a 2½-5½ score.

Shredder wins the 9th World Chess Computer Championship in Germany. Eight-year-old David Howell defeats John Nunn in a blitz game at the 3rd Mind Sports Olympiad. FIDE, the governing body of international chess, celebrates its 75th Anniversary. A number of FIDE's member federations, including Argentina, are excluded over the non-payment of fees. Alexander Baburin launches Coffee-break Chess, an online newspaper for chess fans and a forerunner to his Chess Today and Grandmaster Square ventures. Lodewijk Prins, Dutch chess master and arbiter - November 11 Lembit Oll, Estonian Grandmaster and world top 50 player - May 17 Ortvin Sarapu, "Mr New Zealand Chess", 20-time NZ chess champion – April 13 Gary Koshnitsky, Australian Master - September 17 Catharina Roodzant, three-time winner of the women's Dutch championship – February 24 Ramchandra Sapre, former national champion of India and chess columnist - May 18 Francisco José Pérez Pérez, Spanish/Cuban master – September 11 Burgess, Chess Highlights of the 20th Century, Gambit Publications, ISBN 1-901983-21-8, OCLC 44499274 Chess History & Chronology - Bill Wall Olimpbase - Olympiads and other Team event information World Computer Chess Championship

Mordecai Sandberg

Mordecai Sandberg was a composer and physician. He was a creative and prolific composer, a musical theorist, an innovative physician in the area of alternative and natural medicine in 1920s and 1930s Jerusalem. Sandberg was a pioneer in the field of microtonal music, he believed that a microtonal system of music could be the basis of making “a music of humanity” that would bring people together from all cultures and transcend local traditions. He argued that although there seemed to be a conflict between the western and eastern tonal systems, there was in reality one music and one humanity, he developed his Universal Tonal System, a synthesis of oriental and occidental scales using microtones. He designed several instruments and a notation system for microtonal music; as a composer of microtonal music Sandberg intended to translate and interpret the sacred texts of all the worlds’ religions to musical form. He began his monumental project from his own European Jewish tradition, he theorized that microtonal music, incorporating the tonal traditions of Asia, was an appropriate means for setting Hebrew, an Oriental language, to music.

Over the course of his life, Sandberg produced some twenty thousand pages of musical composition. His magnum opus was Symphonic Psalms, the setting of the Book of Psalms to music, a task which comprised more than twelve thousand pages of composition. Sandberg was born in the town of Hârlău but grew up in Suceava in Bukovina, a province of what was the Austro-Hungarian empire. Sandberg studied medicine at the University of Vienna, during World War I, under such professors as Julius Tandler, a well known academic and political figure in Vienna at the time. While pursuing a medical education, Sandberg informally studied music, it was during this time that he began his earliest surviving creative work, Demosthenes, a play and an overture, completed in 1925. Although his studies were interrupted because of the war, Sandberg graduated from the University of Vienna in 1921 as a medical doctor. After World War I, Austria ended its control over the city of Suceava, in 1922 Sandberg moved to Jerusalem in the British Mandate of Palestine.

There he opened a medical clinic utilizing alternative medical techniques, including vitamin and herbal therapies, diet change, spiritual healing. His patients ran the spectrum of people living in the Palestine, beyond, he journeyed at times to Egypt to care for patients using his alternative techniques; as part of his practice of medicine he authored The Way of Spiritual Healing according to the Jewish Tradition, a book published in Hebrew. While working as a medical doctor in Palestine, Sandberg’s pursued his passion for music and he was active as a composer. In 1924, Sandberg began composing music to the Book of Psalms. In 1925, Sandberg’s musical composition, Kohelet was performed in Jerusalem. In 1926, he founded the Palestine Musicians Association together with composers Jacob Weinberg and Solomon Rosowsky. In 1927, he was one of the founders of the Palestine section of the International Society for Contemporary Music. In the same year, he organized concerts for his own works and that of German composer Willi von Moellendorff in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv.

In 1928 Sandberg presented a concert in those of Arnold Schoenberg. In 1929 he arranged concerts of his works in Germany and published a paper on his theory of microtonal music entitled, “Die Musik der Menschheit: Die Ton-Differenzierung und ihre Bedeutung” at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, he designed a harmonium with 12th and 16th tones. In 1930, he founded the Hebrew monthly magazine, Hallel which included photographs of some instruments of his design. In 1938, Sandberg took part in an international conference on art in London, his lecture on microtonal music was broadcast on the BBC. After the conference, he organized a number of concerts and lectures of his work in England; the BBC program planner and advocate of contemporary music Edward Clark said that Sandberg was "a composer in whose path new music is following". Sandberg himself settled in the United States after the outset of World War II bringing his family to New York City following the end of the war. In 1939, he offered a number of lectures in music in New York including one on radio station WEVD about the “Problems of Palestinian Music”.

In 1940, he taught a course at the New York College of Music on the subject of microtonal music. Over the next few years, concerts of his music were performed at Carnegie Hall, on radio station WCBS-FM, at New York's Town Hall. In 1949, Sandberg's works Ruth were performed at Town Hall; the former was begun in 1938 in memory of those who were suffering persecution at the hands of the Nazis in Germany, but it was completed after the war when the full extent of the destruction of World War II became known. Over the next twenty years, Sandberg devoted his time to composing musical settings for the entire Bible. In 1970, he moved to Toronto, Canada, where he obtained a position as a teaching fellow at Stong College of York University, he died in Toronto on December 28, 1973. In recent years, Sandberg's music has been performed by the American Festival of Microtonal Music. In 1999, Sandberg's Psalm 51 was performed with soloist Dutch soprano Dorien Verheijden. "Mordecai Sandberg: Chamber Works consisting of music composed between 1938 and 1948, performed by Adele Armin, James Wallenberg, Laura Wilcox, Richard Armin, Stephen Clarke and Marc Sabat and recorded at York Uni