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Victor Salazar

Victor Salazar was a New Mexico businessman, Democratic state party official, state officeholder. Salazar was dubbed the "Second floor Governor" due to his influence in the administration of Governor Tom Mabry, was considered a nationwide leader of parole reform in the 1970s; as a native of New Mexico, Salazar's career began as a precinct chairman and alternate delegate to the 1944 Democratic national convention. In 1946 he was considered the brain trust behind the election of Democrat Tom Mabry as Governor, afterwards was appointed the Commissioner of the State Bureau of Revenue. According to Politics in New Mexico by Jack E. Holmes, "Salazar was a smart and vigorous administrator and politician, Governor Mabry tended to turn over much of the dealings with the legislature to Salazar." During this time, New Mexico political columnist Will Harrison dubbed him the "Second floor Governor" because of his power and influence at the Capitol. Outside the political arena, Salazar was a successful businessman, starting out in petroleum and uranium exploration eventually moving onto the insurance and real estate fields.

His Albuquerque-based insurance company at one time was considered one of the top agencies in the state. Salazar served as Treasurer for the New Mexico Democratic Party, followed by an unsuccessful run for Lieutenant Governor in 1950, he was rumored to be a running mate with Governor John Burroughs in 1960. A Democrat campaign cash-raiser, he was a political advisor to U. S. Senators Dennis Chavez and Clinton Anderson. One of the biggest moments in Salazar's career came in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy appointed him as Special Envoy to represent the United States at the inauguration of Colombian President Guillermo Leon Valencia. Salazar, along with Secretary of the Interior Stuart Udall, US Ambassador to Colombia Fulton Freeman, Librarian of Congress Archibald MacLeish, traveled to Colombia on Air Force One for the weeklong assignment. On July 9, 1971, New Mexico Governor Tom King appointed Salazar as Chairman of the newly created State Parole Board, where he led the nation in parole reform.

His policy was to inform why prisoners were denied parole, as well as coaching them on how to improve their chances for parole. In his years, Salazar remained active in politics and business, including serving as President of the Albuquerque Petroleum Association, Director of the Petroleum Association of New Mexico. Salazar died on October 1985, survived by his wife and four children. Bullis, Don. Welcome to LPD Press. Los Ranchos, New Mexico: Rio Grande Books. Pp. http://nmsantos.com/. ISBN 978-1-890689-24-7. Retrieved 24 November 2018

Graham Stuart Thomas

Graham Stuart Thomas, was an English botanist, best known for his work with garden roses, his restoration and stewardship of over 100 National Trust gardens and for writing 19 books on gardening, many of which remain classics today. In his obituary in the Los Angeles Times, Clair Martin, rose curator of Huntington Botanical Gardens said: "Thomas set about preserving the heritage of old roses when many of them were on the verge of extinction". Graham Stuart Thomas was born in Cambridge into a family of musicians, his father William Richard Thomas was a clerk to Cambridge University syndicate. He is said to have developed his interest in plants at the age of six, when he was given a fuchsia as a gift. On another occasion, he spent a birthday present of half a crown buying alpine plants on Cambridge Market. By the age of eight, he had decided to make gardening his career. At 17, he joined Cambridge University Botanic Garden, which enabled him to attend university lectures on horticulture and botany.

These lectures were his only formal education in the field of horticulture, although as a member of staff at the botanic garden he built up an up a practical and theoretical knowledge that would become the foundation of his career. One of his earliest design projects was working on the rose garden there. In 1930, Thomas joined the famous Six Hills Nursery in Stevenage, working under alpine expert Clarence Elliott; the following year he became foreman at T. Hilling & Co, a renowned 300-acre nursery near Chobham, Surrey, it was while working at Hillings that Thomas met the formidable garden designer Gertrude Jekyll aged 88, when he wrote her a letter and she invited him for a cup of tea and a chat about gardening. She became a mentor to the young gardener, it was around this time that Thomas began to collect old shrub and climbing rose varieties, many of which had fallen out of favour because they only flowered once during the season. Thomas became partner at Sunningdale Nurseries – the most revered nursery in the country – with Jim Russell.

The partners became known for planting schemes that focused on foliage, as much as flowers. At Sunningdale, Thomas established his entire collection of roses, it was here that he began introducing new or rediscovered garden plants – notable introductions from this period include the perennial Geranium'Claridge Druce'. While Thomas would become associated with many other projects, he would remain a director of the Sunningdale nursery until 1971. Thomas's first important publication about roses was a booklet called The Manual of Shrub Roses, describing all the varieties, with advice on cultivation. In the foreword he described the booklet's aim as: "To bring forth these lovely things from retirement." His classic books on roses – Old Shrub Roses, Shrub Roses Of Today and Climbing Roses Old And New followed and cemented his influence. They provided much-needed information about the history and extent of the genus at a time when old varieties were being overshadowed by their repeat flowering and showier cousins hybrid teas and floribundas.

Thomas began an informal association with the National Trust in the late 1940s working at Hidcote Manor when it passed to the Trust in 1948. The relationship was formalised when he became its official gardens adviser in 1955; this was a relationship, to continue for the succeeding 20 years and gave him the opportunity to work with a vast array of plants in spectacular historic settings, such as Sissinghurst Castle and Mount Stewart. It is Mottisfont Abbey – a creation that he himself described as a "masterpiece" – where his rose collection found its final home, where his garden design skills can be best appreciated, he assisted with the 1968 restoration of the Sezincote gardens. In 1975, Thomas received the OBE for his work with the National Trust. Other awards included the Royal Horticultural Society's Veitch Memorial Medal in 1966 and Victoria Medal of Honour in 1968, he received a Gold Medal from the RHS for his paintings and drawings, the Dean Hole Medal from the Royal National Rose Society and the Garden Writers' Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996.

In addition to his garden designs and illustrations, Thomas is remembered by name in various garden plants, including the vigorous honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum'Graham Thomas' and the 1983 David Austin rose'Graham Thomas'. He influenced a number of other notable rose growers, including Peter Beales, who worked with him for a short time at Hillings. Books written by Graham Stuart Thomas include: The Old Shrub Roses Colour in the Winter Garden Shrub Roses of Today Climbing Roses Old and New Perennial Garden Plants Plants for Ground Cover Gardens of the National Trust The Art of Planting Complete Flower Paintings and Drawings of Graham Stuart Thomas Ornamental Shrubs and Bamboos, The Graham Stuart Thomas Rose Book, Cuttings from My Garden Notebooks Treasured Perennials Graham Stuart Thomas' Three Gardens of Pleasant Flowers: With Notes on Their Design and Plants The Garden Through the Year Recollections of Great Gardeners 2001 Graham Thomas interview with Carolyn Parker for Journal of the Heritage Rose Foundation Graham Stuart Thomas botanical drawings at RHS website Graham Stuart Thomas article on his favourite roses, from Historic Rose Journal, 2000

Panic Attack (EP)

Panic Attack is an EP released by the Australian rock band Grinspoon in March 2003. The EP was released by itself, but appeared as a bonus disc with a re-release version of an earlier studio album, New Detention, on 10 March 2003; the EP was developed after Grinspoon recorded a cover of the INXS hit, "Don't Change" for the soundtrack of an Australian film, Danny Deckchair. Its recording and release were rushed between New Detention's first appearance in June 2002 and their next studio album Thrills, Kills & Sunday Pills in September 2004. Band member Pat Davern described the four tracks to Greg Lawrence of WHAMMO website: for "Don't Change" he said "We did the cover for Livid", the group had appeared at that festival in the previous October-November. We decided to hang on to them for whatever we released in the future"; the band supported its appearance with their Don't Panic Tour, using 28 Days as a support act. Panic Attack reached No. 13 on the ARIA Singles Chart "Don't Change" – 3:51 "Off Piste" – 3:46 "Boredom" – 3:22 "Fall Away" – 4:20

William Attewell

William Attewell was a cricketer who played for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and England. Attewell was a medium pace bowler, renowned for his extraordinary accuracy and economy. On the many sticky or crumbling pitches encountered in his prime Attewell could get on a great deal of spin so as to always beat the bat, whilst his accuracy would make slogging – the only way to make runs under such conditions – difficult, he was responsible for the development of "off theory" – bowling wide of the off stump to a packed off-side field to frustrate batsmen on the improving pitches of the 1890s. At times Attewell was a useful batsman for his county, he scored 102 against Kent in 1897, it is true that against the fleet-footed Australian batsmen of his time, Attewell was ineffective. Moreover, with bowlers such as Lohmann and J. T. Hearne available who could do all Attewell could, he had trouble maintaining his place at Test level despite all he did for Nottinghamshire and the Marylebone Cricket Club.

Attewell first played for Nottinghamshire in 1881 as a result of a strike by senior players such as Alfred Shaw and Fred Morley. He bowled well but did not establish himself until 1884 after Morley had died, when he took 100 wickets for less than thirteen runs each. From on, Attewell was always in the front rank of English bowlers, after Shaw dropped out of the Nottinghamshire eleven in early 1887 he became the undisputed leader of the county's attack, his first Ashes tour was modest owing to the dry weather, but he continued improving in England – taking 9 for 23 against Sussex at Trent Bridge in 1886 – and toured Australia again in 1887/1888. He proved deadly in a wet La Niña season in minor games, but had no opportunity of showing his deadliness on a sticky wicket at the highest level because Lohmann and Briggs were so effective. However, Attewell's skill and economy, along with the brilliant batting of Shrewsbury, allowed Nottinghamshire to maintain their position as one of the top counties in first-class county cricket right up to the end of 1892.

When Attewell became the MCC's chief bowler and increased his aggregate of wickets to around 150 from 1889 to 1892, he did not cement his Test spot, improving pitches and a severe shortage of support bowling caused Attewell's average to blow out to 21 in 1893 – and his record of 111 wickets at 17.54 in 1894 was disappointing given how much the pitches helped a bowler of his type. Although for the following three years Attewell did remarkably well on all pitches considering Nottinghamshire had no other bowlers approaching county standard, the great strength of English bowling meant he was not considered for a Test match after 1891. In 1898, Attewell's tireless bowling at last seemed to lose some of its sting, he failed to reach 100 wickets for the first time in a decade; the dry summer of 1899 showed Attewell's capacity to bowl and bowl all day was no more: he took only 29 wickets at the high cost of 34.62 – in county matches he took just 19 wickets for 38.73 each. Attewell became a first-class umpire.

He continued in this role on a regular basis until 1909, umpired at Lord's in an emergency in 1911. He was the first person in test history to be dismissed for a King pair. Pairs in Test and first-class cricket Media related to William Attewell at Wikimedia Commons All first-class bowling averages Cricinfo page on William Attewell CricketArchive page on William Attewell

Flight of the Storks

Flight of the Storks is a 2012 French English-language action thriller miniseries directed by Jan Kounen and based on Jean-Christophe Grangé's 1994 novel of the same name. Jonathan Anselme, a young English academic, teams up with Max Böhm, an amateur ornithologist, to follow storks on their migration from Switzerland to Africa. Max wants to find out. However, after Max is found dead in mysterious circumstances, Jonathan decides to make the trip alone, never suspecting that he will find himself caught up in an international web of intrigue. While the Swiss detective Dumaz investigates Max Böhm’s murky past, Jonathan is forced to confront his own troubled history, he uncovers a trail of grisly murders travelling through Bulgaria, the Middle East, the Congo along the pathway of the migrating storks and their deadly secret. Harry Treadaway as Jonathan Anselme Rutger Hauer as Sonderman Perdita Weeks as Sarah Gabbor Clemens Schick as Hervé Dumaz Danny Keogh as Max Böhm Richard Lukunku as Gabriel Antoine Basler as Marcel Minaus Amr Waked as Doctor Djuric Grant Swanby as Hank Shooting commenced in October 2011.

Flight of the Storks was shot in South Africa and across Europe. Official website for Flight of the Storks Flight of the Storks on IMDb