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Lend Me a Tenor (musical)

Lend Me A Tenor is a musical with book and Lyrics by Peter Sham and music by Brad Carroll. The musical is based on the 1986 play of the same name by Ken Ludwig. There are several notable changes from the play turning it into a full-on musical comedy. Changes include major plot revisions between Tito Merrelli and Saunders, eliminating Frank the Bellhop, adding the role of Bernie, the stage manager, expanding the role of Julia into a musical trio of Saunders' three ex-wives, upping the mistaken identity farce from two to the magic number of three and making every character more three-dimensional than the original play. Revised, the musical now changes the opera within the musical to I Pagliacci. Lend Me A Tenor was presented in May 2006 as a staged reading as part of the Utah Shakespeare Festival's New American Playwright Project, in Cedar City, followed by rewrites and a production as part of USF's Summer 2007 repertory season, which received rave reviews; the show had an out of town tryout at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth running from 24 September to 6 October 2010, directed by Ian Talbot and choreographed by Randy Skinner.

The show began previews in London's West End at the Gielgud Theatre, the same venue where the original play premièred in 1986 on 2 June 2011 before opening on 15 June 2011. The show closed on 6 August 2011, with producers Martin Platt and David Elliott stating that "despite wonderful notices from the press, great feedback from our audiences and nightly standing ovations, this has not translated into growing sales and we feel it is in everyone's best interests to close the production on August 6th." Official Website

List of Swedish inventors

Swedish inventors are Swedish people who invented novel ideas, machines or tools. In the 18th century Sweden's scientific revolution took off. Technical progress had come from professionals who had immigrated from mainland Europe. In 1739, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences was founded, with people such as Carl Linnaeus and Anders Celsius as early members. Sweden has a total of 33523 patents as of 2007 according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, only ten other countries have more patents than Sweden. Although a lot of patents cannot count as inventions. Therefore, the number of patents per country is a bad scale for measuring inventions, of progress to mankind; the traditional engineering industry is still a major source of Swedish inventions, but pharmaceuticals and other high-tech industries are gaining ground. A large portion of the Swedish economy is to this day based on the export of technical inventions, many large multinational corporations from Sweden have their origins in the ingenuity of Swedish inventors.

Christopher Polhem was a Swedish scientist and industrialist. He made significant contributions to the economic and industrial development of Sweden mining, he reinvented the Cardan joint under the name of "Polhem knot" independently of Gerolamo Cardano, an Italian mathematician who invented the knot in 1545. His greatest achievement was an automated factory powered by water. Anders Celsius was an astronomer and mathematician most famous for inventing the 100-point thermometer scale used across the world. Sven Åderman is a Swedish inventor who created a musket capable of firing more than conventional weaponry of the late 18th century; this new musket was first used in the wars of King Karl XII. For his efforts King Frederick I of Sweden bestowed upon him the estate of Halltorps in the year 1723. Jonas Lidströmer, was a Swedish officer in the Royal Swedish navy, he is behind a large number of mechanical devices and innovations, such as steel grinderies, ship docks, compasses etc. Johan Patrik Ljungström, inventor in gas lighting, underwater diving pioneer Per Georg Scheutz was a 19th-century Swedish lawyer and inventor, best known for his pioneering work in computer technology.

The best known of his inventions is the Scheutzian calculation engine, invented in 1837 and finalized in 1843. Gustaf Erik Pasch invented the safety match. Martin von Wahrendorff was inventor. In 1837 Wahrendorff applied for patent on a new breech calculating known as the Wahrendorff breech; the first breech loaded Wahrendorff gun was manufactured at Åker in 1840. From the 1870s, engineering companies were created at an unmatched rate and engineers became considered heroes of the age. Many of the companies founded by early pioneers are still internationally familiar. Jonas Offrell was a Swedish priest who developed a revolver at the same time and independently of Samuel Colt. Martin Wiberg is known as a computer pioneer for his 1875 invention of a machine the size of a sewing machine that could print logarithmic tables. Apart from this invention, Wiberg invented numerous other devices and gadgets, among these a cream separator and a pulse jet engine. Alfred Nobel instituted the Nobel Prizes. Helge Palmcrantz, Swedish inventor and industrialist.

In 1873 Palmcrantz patented the multi-barrel, lever-actuated, machine gun that would be known as the Nordenfelt machine gun. Willgodt Theophil Odhner was a Swedish mechanic and inventor of the Odhner arithmometer, a mechanical calculator. Lars Magnus Ericsson started the company bearing his name, still one of the largest telecom companies in the world. Jonas Wenström was an early pioneer in alternating current and is, along with Serbian Nikola Tesla, credited as one of the inventors of the three-phase electrical system. Johan Petter Johansson built and patented the adjustable spanner/wrench in 1892. Gustaf de Laval was a Swedish engineer and inventor who made important contributions to the design of steam turbines and dairy machinery; the most famous invention was the milk-cream separator. In 1883 he and others founded AB Separator, he obtained over one hundred patents in total. Carl Rickard Nyberg, inventor of the blowtorch. After Primus started producing blowtorches he decided to make paraffin oil/kerosene cookers.

The first model, called Viktoria, wasn't successful, but the Svea did better. Nyberg worked on many other inventions, for instance, steam engines, boat propellers and other machines, he was most famous as an aviation pioneer and he became known as "Flyg-Nyberg". From 1897, outside his home in Lidingö he built and tested his Flugan. Frans Wilhelm Lindqvist was a Swedish inventor, he designed the first sootless kerosene stove, operated by compressed air. Gustaf Dalén founded AGA, received the Nobel Prize for his sun valve. Jonas Patrik Ljungström, geodesist The latter's sons Fredrik Ljungström and Birger Ljungström accounted for hundreds of patents each, they first invented and designed the Svea bicycle with freewheel and a rear-wheel brake, still the most common type in Sweden. Subsequent to contributing to milking machines, they invented high-pressure steam boilers and a new type of steam turbine, the Ljungström turbine, turbine-powered Ljungström locomotives, the air preheater, as well as inve

Derek Brockway

Derek Brockway is a Welsh meteorologist. After 30 years employed by the Met Office he joined the BBC in October 2016. Brockway is based at BBC Wales in Cardiff and presents weather forecasts on radio and online as well as appearing in other programmes, he is a keen walker and Welsh language learner. Brockway attended Holton Road Primary School, his interest in the weather began as a boy during the long, hot summer of 1976. He went to Barry Boys Comprehensive from 1979 to 1986 where he studied A-Levels in mathematics and geology. After leaving school he joined the Civil Service and his first, post was as a clerical assistant for the DSS, he transferred to the Met Office as an observer, based at Cardiff Weather Centre but with spells making weather reports for air traffic control at Cardiff Airport, Birmingham Airport, eight months in the Falkland Islands in 1993/4 working with the Royal Air Force. He went to Coleg Morgannwg in Pontypridd and Reading College of Technology where he attained a BTEC Higher National Certificate in mathematics and physics in 1993.

Brockway qualified as a forecaster in 1995 and was posted to Birmingham Weather Centre, broadcasting on several BBC Radio stations across the English Midlands. In December 1995 he moved to London, working at The London Studios on South Bank with fellow forecasters Martyn Davies and John Hammond, briefing weather presenters Siân Lloyd, Laura Greene and Femi Oke; as well as preparing the ITV National Weather and Channel 4 weather, Brockway broadcast on GMTV's The Sunday Programme presented by Alastair Stewart and Steve Richards. After a year in London, Brockway took a position at the Met Office headquarters in Bracknell as an Environmental Consultant, he returned to Wales in September 1997 and joined BBC Wales Today, replacing Helen Willetts as the lead weather forecaster, broadcasting the lunchtime and late forecasts. He presents weather bulletins for BBC Radio Wales during the week from Monday to Friday. Brockway has had a lifetime fascination with the weather and has presented a TV show and radio show on the subject.

The BBC Wales weather department expanded in 2008 and Brockway was joined by weather presenters Sue Charles and Behnaz Akhgar who cover breakfast and the weekends and stand in for him when he is away. He makes 11 live broadcasts a day. A keen walker, he had five series on BBC Radio Wales entitled Weatherman Walking before the programme was converted into a television series; the series of walks was shown on BBC One Wales from January 2011. Brockway appeared in The Big Welsh Challenge, a programme in which Welsh personalities are challenged to learn Welsh. At the beginning of the S4C 2015 reality series Cariad@Iaith Brockway described himself as having "quite a bit of Welsh" despite being "not fluent". On 22 June 2010, Brockway featured in the WJEC Higher tier Welsh Second Language Listening and Responding exam, reading the weather headlines and being interviewed by the exam board's regular interviewers, he introduced himself with his trademark,'Shwmae!' On 26 November 2009, Brockway appeared in Stacey as himself presenting the weather.

Other TV appearances include Welsh consumer programme X-Ray and Jamie and Derek's Welsh Weekends with Jamie Owen. He has been a guest panelist on the Radio Wales show What's The Story?. He appeared on the BBC's Auntie's Bloomers as a result of a mishap with an umbrella during the Rugby World Cup. In 2004, along with other personalities from TV and sports, he was photographed naked for a calendar in aid of Autism Cymru. Brockway, Derek & Carey, Julian - Weatherman Walking - Y Lolfa, ISBN 0-86243-917-5 Brockway, Derek - Whatever the Weather - Gomer Press, ISBN 1-84323-821-7 Brockway, Derek & Carpenter, Suzanne - Duck and Starfish - Gomer Press, ISBN 978-1-84851-114-9 BBC Weather Derek and John Powell MBE - Gower weatherman Derek Brockway and Tomos Dafydd try clog dancing Derek's 2050 Weather Forecast Strictly in Need of rehearsals

Christmas: God with Us

Christmas: God With Us is the eighth studio album, first Christmas album, from Christian contemporary musician Jeremy Camp, the album released on September 25, 2012, through BEC Recordings. Indie Vision Music's Jonathan Andre said that "Jeremy's album is the first of many to release in the year of 2012, with some commendable melodies full of heart and promise, Jeremy's first Christmas album is able to set us in the right Christmas spirit as we start to remember the reason for our existence on Earth. Though not right on the song selection, Jeremy's infusing of both holiday and Christmas songs will give some appeal to the mainstream market, will be a positive if he chooses to breakout in that niche market on in his musical career. With Christmas: God With Us whetting my musical appetite for more Christmas albums... Well done Jeremy for such an enjoyable record!"Jesus Freak Hideout's John DiBiase said that "Overall, Christmas: God With Us is a pretty good first holiday offering from Jeremy Camp.

Fans of traditional Christmas songs will find a lot to love on here, while those looking for fresh and original material will most be disappointed. As for me, I tend to lean toward traditional covers delivered in a familiar form with a signature touch by current artists, Jeremy has done a pretty good job at leaving his own mark on familiar songs; the additional lyrics don't always work, but it may be just enough of an update for some people to find these familiar songs fresh again. If anything, just hearing Jeremy rock out and have fun on a few songs here is worth checking out the record for alone. There should be at least a few songs on Christmas: God With Us that will be worth replaying each holiday season, while fans of Jeremy will want to add this into their annual seasonal rotations."Louder Than The Music's Rich Smith said that "This album feels a little like a mix tape of favourite Christmas songs, which could be the intention, as Camp says that he wanted to pick songs that he listened to growing up and make them his own.

He has selected the Christmas carols that he and his family love to sing, who can argue with that... Overall this is a good Christmas album and has a prayerful, reverent feel to it, giving us a great reflection and reminder that Christmas is the time to celebrate Jesus' birth for us."New Release Tuesday's Jonathan Francesco said that "It's Jeremy Camp singing Christmas songs. That's what the cover advertises, that's what you get. Nothing here is shocking. Christmas music is a big draw and an artist of Camp's caliber was bound to tackle a Christmas album eventually. It's just that an artist of Camp's caliber should have a release that's at least a little more "classic" than this."Worship Leader said that "... Camp's signature growl graces some of our favorite Yuletide tunes in Christmas: God With Us... Solid beats, a pop/rock production that keeps Camp's pipes front and center, a song list that takes no chances make this an easy pickup for fans or anyone looking for a new collection of favorites."


News Review Messenger

News Review Messenger is a weekly suburban newspaper in Adelaide, South Australia, part of the Messenger Newspapers group. The News Review's area stretches from Pooraka in the south, through to Gawler in the north, covers Adelaide's northern suburbs; the newspaper reports on events of interest in its distribution area, including the suburbs of Elizabeth, Salisbury and Pooraka. It covers the City of Playford, City of Salisbury and Town of Gawler councils, it has a circulation of 89,618 and a readership of 81,000. The Salisbury and Gawler News-Review, as it was known, was first published on 3 July 1968; the creation of the paper reflected the growing population of Adelaide's northern suburbs in the 1960s. In 1977, the paper added Munno Para to its name to become the Salisbury, Elizabeth and Munno Para News-Review, In addition to the Wednesday edition, a Friday edition, known as The Weekender, was established on 7 July 1978; the Weekender ceased production on 16 May 1980. From 6 June 1984 to 13 February 1985, the paper was known as the Salisbury, Gawler Messenger.

The News Review named was revived from 20 February 1985, with the paper renamed the News Review Messenger. In 2008, the paper was split with dedicated Salisbury and Elizabeth/Gawler editions. Messenger Newspapers News Review Messenger News Review Messenger - Digital edition