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George Carlin

George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, actor and social critic. He was known for his black comedy and reflections on politics, the English language, psychology and various taboo subjects, he and his "seven dirty words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U. S. Supreme Court case F. C. C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5–4 decision affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves. Regarded as one of the most important and influential American stand-up comics of all time, Carlin was dubbed by one newspaper to be "the dean of counterculture comedians"; the first of Carlin's 14 stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. From the late 1980s, Carlin's routines focused on sociocultural criticism of American society, he commented on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture. He was a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show during the three-decade Johnny Carson era, hosted the first episode of Saturday Night Live in 1975.

Carlin's final HBO special, It's Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death from cardiac arrest. In 2008, he was posthumously awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In 2017, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him second on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. In 2004, he placed second on the Comedy Central list of "Top 10 Comedians of US Audiences". George Denis Patrick Carlin was born on May 12, 1937, in Manhattan, New York, the younger son of secretary Mary Carlin and The Sun's advertising manager Patrick John Carlin, his father was an Irish immigrant from County Donegal. Carlin's maternal grandfather, Dennis Bearey, was an Irish immigrant. Carlin recalled that his grandmother's maiden name was O'Grady, but it was changed to Grady before she reached the U. S, he joked that they "dropped the O in the ocean on the way here". He named his character on The George Carlin Show O'Grady as an act of homage to her, his parents separated. Mary raised his older brother, Patrick Jr. on her own.

Carlin said that he picked up an appreciation for the effective use of the English language from his mother, though they had a difficult relationship, he ran away from home. He grew up on West 121st Street, in a neighborhood of Manhattan he said he and his friends called "White Harlem" because that "sounded a lot tougher than its real name" of Morningside Heights, he attended Corpus Christi School, a Roman Catholic parish school of the Corpus Christi Church in Morningside Heights. He went to The Bronx for high school but, after three semesters, Carlin was expelled from Cardinal Hayes High School at age 15, he attended Bishop Dubois High School in Harlem and the Salesian High School in Goshen, New York. He spent many summers at Camp Notre Dame on Spofford Lake in Spofford, New Hampshire, won the camp's drama award. Much in life, he requested that a portion of his ashes be spread at the lake after his death. Carlin trained as a radar technician, he was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.

He began working as a disc jockey at radio station KJOE, in nearby Shreveport. Labeled an "unproductive airman" by his superiors, Carlin received a general discharge on July 29, 1957. During his time in the Air Force, he had been court-martialed three times, received many nonjudicial punishments and reprimands. In 1959, Carlin met a fellow DJ at radio station KXOL in Fort Worth, Texas, they formed a comedy team and after successful performances at Fort Worth's beat coffeehouse called The Cellar and Carlin headed for California in February 1960. Within weeks of arriving in California and Carlin put together an audition tape and created The Wright Brothers, a morning show on KDAY in Hollywood. During their tenure at KDAY, they honed their material in beatnik coffeehouses at night. Years when he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Carlin requested that it be placed in front of the KDAY studios near the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street. Burns and Carlin recorded their only album and Carlin at the Playboy Club Tonight, in May 1960 at Cosmo Alley in Hollywood.

After two years together as a team, they parted to pursue individual careers, but "remain the best of friends". In the 1960s, Carlin began appearing on television variety shows, where he played various characters: The Indian Sergeant – "There will be a rain dance tonight... weather permitting..." Stupid disc jockeys – "The Beatles' latest record, when played backwards at slow speed, says,'Dummy! You're playing it backwards at slow speed!'" Al Sleet, the Hippie-Dippie Weatherman – "Tonight's forecast: Dark. Continued dark tonight, changing to scattered light towards morning."Variations on these routines appear on Carlin's 1967 debut album, Take-Offs and Put-Ons, recorded live in 1966 at The Roostertail in Detroit and issued by RCA Victor in 1967. During this period, Carlin became a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show with Jack Paar as host, with Johnny Carson. Carlin became one of Carson's most frequent substitutes during the host's three-decade reign. Carlin was cast in Away We Go, a 1967 comedy show that aired on CBS.

His material during his early career and his appearance, which consisted of suits and short-cropped hair, had been seen as "conventional" when contrasted with his anti-establishment material. Carlin was present at Lenn

Puranik Yogendra

Yogi aka Yogendra Puranik is the first Indian origin person to win an election in Japan. He was elected to the Tokyo's Edogawa City assembly as City Councillor in April 2019, he was supported by the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan. Yogi was born in small village of Ambarnath, in the suburbs of Mumbai, India on June 3, 1977 to Rekha Puranik, his mother, who worked as a stitch and teacher and Sharad Puranik, his father, who worked as a machinist in Ordnance Factory in Ambarnath. Yogi has an elder sister named younger brother named Rahul Puranik. Yogi started his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya Ambarnath. In the mid of 11th grade, his father was transferred to Pune, following which he joined Kendriya Vidyalaya Southern Command and passed the high school from Kendriya Vidyalaya Dehu Road in 1994, he joined the Sir Parashurambhau College under the Pune University to study undergraduate program in Science with specialization in Physics and Mathematics. He joined Foreign Languages Department of Pune University to study Japanese and German languages and Datamatics Corporation, a private Information Technology school, to study computer science.

Yogi finished his Diploma in information technology in May 1996 and Advance Diploma in Japanese Language in May 1997. Yogi was awarded with the Study Tour award, a scholarship from The Japan Foundation to visit Japan for a month in September 1997; this was the time, Yogi got attracted towards Japan. He was again awarded a scholarship by The Japan Foundation to study in Japan for one academic year from September 1999. Yogi left studying science and completed his Bachelors and master's degree in International and Labor Economics from Pune University, he finished an International Business Management program from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta with focus on strategies for doing global business. Yogi attended Skema Business School in France to study Strategic Project Management including qualitative and quantitative analysis methods and research techniques. In April 1996, Yogi started working, he was associated with Geometric Software solutions, Mahindra British Telecom and Keihin FIE Private Limited before coming to Japan in the year 2001.

In Japan, Yogi worked for information technology companies Infosys Technologies Limited and Polaris software Lab Limited before moving to Mizuho Bank in 2010 as Vice President of Operations Strategy. Since Yogi has been in the banking field, his last position was at Rakuten Bank as Vice Director of Corporate Planning where he managed departments for business planning, budget planning, business automation, fraud detection & legal affairs, before taking the position of City Councilor. Yogi married Zhang Zhe, a professor of Japanese Language, in August 2001, they were blessed with a baby boy Chinmay Puranik on 7th June 2002. Due to geographical preferences and Zhe decided to divorce each other in April 2007. Chinmay stays with Yogi in Japan, he studied in Indian international school, Japanese public school and a school in Reading, United Kingdom. Yogi has been active, all the time, in his social ecosystem. Wherever he lived, he became a part of the local organizations, he so on. He has been active in Edogawa working and connecting with multiple spheres across festival organizations, women, PTA and sports organizations.

Yogi started Indian Home Food Restaurant Reka in Tokyo, in February 2013, as a social venture to spread the real Indian home food in Japan. His restaurant has been successful winning trust of thousands of Indian food maniacs from within and outside Japan, his restaurant received Mayor's award in 2016 and has been a continuous pick by the television channels and endless popular magazines in Japan. His mother Rekha Puranik, being the main chef, has been the pillar of this success. Yogi opened his 2nd restaurant in end of year 2016 and with this he established Edogawa India Culture Center where he hosts around 50 live concerts every year around Indian classical music and dances and collaborates with music and art from other countries; this center hosts weekly classes for Yoga, Indian languages, Indian culture, Indian mythology and so on. Yogi created lot of literature on India, Indian culture and Indian food etc., quite popular in the concerned circles. In year 2016, when there was a political move in Tokyo Edogawa to create a Little India, Yogi sensed that the model was not healthy and sustainable, did not take into consideration the day-to-day needs of the society / community.

The objectives of the project were influenced by a handful of people. As a social volunteer, Yogi tried to convince the local administration to take public opinion however it did not work, it was this time. Yogi announced his candidature in the regional elections. Yogi won with a large margin, with a logical and timely positioning of mandate and convincing the voters with powerful speeches. Yogi was supported by The Constitutional Democratic Party. Yogi plans to implement a methodological approach for analyzing the current status of services offered by the Edogawa administration. To do this Yogi is building a metrics based tool by keeping target audience on the X axis and keeping their needs and issues on the Y axis and mapping the offered services to each cross-section; this will help the administration gauge the white spots and focus to stre

Sheridan College (Wyoming)

Sheridan College is a public community college in Sheridan, Wyoming. It is part of the Northern Wyoming Community College District, it offers Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science degrees, certificate programs, program tracks that prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university. In addition, students may elect to enroll in career training, professional development courses, or vocational/technical programs. A member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, Sheridan College, competes in men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball in Region IX; the rodeo team is a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. The basketball and volleyball teams play at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome; the soccer teams host home matches at Maier Field. Official website