Hook of Holland

The Hook of Holland is a town in the southwestern corner of Holland, at the mouth of the New Waterway shipping canal into the North Sea. The town is administered by the municipality of Rotterdam as a district of that city, its district covers an area of 16.7 km2. On 1 January 1999 it had an estimated population of 9,400. Towns near "the Hook" include Monster,'s-Gravenzande and Delft to the northeast, Maassluis to the southeast. On the other side of the river is the Maasvlakte; the wide sandy beach, one section of, designated for use by naturists, runs for 18 kilometres to Scheveningen and for most of this distance is backed by extensive sand dunes through which there are foot and cycle paths. On the north side of the New Waterway, to the west of the town, is a pier, part of, accessible to pedestrians and cyclists; the Berghaven is a small harbour on the New Waterway where the Rotterdam and Europort pilots are based. This small harbour is only for the use of the pilot service, government vessels and the Hook of Holland lifeboat.

During World War II, the Hook was one of the most important places for the Wehrmacht to hold because of its harbour, which comprised an important and strategic part of the Atlantic Wall. The Schiedam–Hoek van Holland railway is a 24-kilometre branch line from Schiedam Centrum station via Vlaardingen and Maassluis; the final two stations on the line are located within the town. Hoek van Holland Haven, the penultimate station, is close to the town centre, adjacent to the ferry terminal and the small harbour, the Berghaven. Hoek van Holland Strand, the terminus, is closest to the beach; the railway line opened for service in 1893 and was electrified in 1935. International trains ran from Moscow to connect these with London via the ferry service. Services on the line to Rotterdam Centraal station were being operated by NS every half hour during the day until April 2017, when the line was closed for conversion to metro standards, it was expected to reopen in September 2018 but has been brought to end of July 2019, as an extension of the Rotterdam Metro, but will not connect directly to Rotterdam Centraal as a change will be necessary.

Hoek van Holland is the location of an international ferry terminal, where service to eastern England has operated from since 1893, uninterrupted except for during the two World Wars. Two routes are being operated: one, a day and night freight and passenger service, to Harwich and the other, a night, freight-only service to North Killingholme Haven, Lincolnshire; the passenger ferry service is operated by Stena Line as part of the Dutchflyer rail-ferry service between Hook van Holland Haven station and Harwich International station in England, from which Greater Anglia provides service to Liverpool Street station in central London. A local ferry operated by RET links the Hook with the Maasvlakte part of the Port of Rotterdam; the A20 motorway begins 10 kilometres east of Hoek van Holland near Westerlee, heading east towards Rotterdam and Utrecht. It connects to the A4 heading north towards the Amsterdam 17 kilometres east of the town. Jan Knippenberg a Dutch ultrarunner and historian, in 1974 he ran from Hoek van Holland to Stockholm in 18 days Richard de Mos a Dutch PVV politician, climate change sceptic, brought up in Hoek van Holland.

Jesper Leerdam a Dutch footballer playing for Dayton Dutch Lions Roy Kortsmit a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Sparta Rotterdam Bryan Janssen a Dutch professional footballer who plays for FC Dordrecht, as a goalkeeper Hook of Holland VVV site Harwich - Hoek ferry service

Randy Boone

Clyde Randall "Randy" Boone is an American former actor and country music singer. He is most well known for appearing as recurring characters in all three 90-minute western television shows that aired during the 1960s: Wagon Train, The Virginian and Cimarron Strip. Boone was born in North Carolina, to Clyde Wilson Boone and Rhumel E. Boone, he is related to frontiersman Daniel Boone, actor Richard Boone, Pat Boone and his daughter Debby Boone. Randy Boone graduated from Fayetteville Senior High School. In 1960, Boone entered North Carolina State University at Raleigh but dropped out to tour the country and play his guitar, spending a lot of time in his early adulthood in coffeehouses. At twenty, Boone co-starred in his first acting role as Vern Hodges in the 1962–1963 NBC comedy-drama It's a Man's World, based on the activities of four young men living on a houseboat on the Ohio River. After It's a Man's World, Boone's career skyrocketed, he guest starred in the episode "Last Seen Wearing Blue Jeans" on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

Thereafter he appeared on Wagon Train and The Twilight Zone, in an episode titled "The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms". In 1963, Boone joined The Virginian cast as the singing cowboy Randy Benton. Boone appeared in 46 episodes over two seasons. Boone composed original songs, he won the Bronze Wrangler award from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1966 for his acting in the episode titled "The Horse Fighter" with the following cast and crew: Lee J. Cobb, James Drury, Doug McClure, Harry Guardino, Clu Gulager and Diane Roter, Norman Macdonnell and James Duff McAdams, Richard Fielder, Anton Leader. While on The Virginian, he guest starred on David Janssen's ABC series The Fugitive, he starred in the film Country Boy After The Virginian, Boone guest starred on episodes of Bonanza, Hondo and appeared on Combat! in the season 5 episode "The Letter" as Jim Hummel. From 1967 to 1968, Boone co-starred in the western series Cimarron Strip in the role of 25-year-old photographer Francis Wilde, a part-time deputy to Marshal Jim Crown, portrayed by series star Stuart Whitman.

After Cimarron Strip, Boone made a few television appearances, including NBC's Emergency! and ABC's Kolchak: The Night Stalker with Darren McGavin, appeared in the cult movie Terminal Island in 1973. The following year, he appeared as Deputy Dickie Haycroft in the television movie Savages and starred in Dr. Minx in 1975, his last role was as Farkas in the 1987 film The Wild Pair, about a narcotics officer and an FBI agent. During his time on The Virginian, Boone landed a recording contract with Decca Records, his first album was with co-star Roberta Shore, titled Presenting Randy Boone and Roberta Shore the singing stars of the Virginian. Boone's second album was a solo album titled Ramblin Randy. After leaving Decca, he signed a deal with Gregar Records. None of his albums were commercially successful. After his acting ended, Boone returned to Fayetteville, from where he engaged in country music and attended occasional music and film festivals. In July 2003, he was a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina, along with his Virginian co-stars James Drury, Roberta Shore, Clu Gulager, Gary Clarke.

In 2011, Randy Boone was inducted into the Fayetteville Music Hall of Fame. In August 2012, Boone and his wife moved away from North Carolina to be closer to family. In 2012, Boone appeared with fellow Virginian cast members James Drury, Gary Clarke, L. Q. Jones, Roberta Shore, Clu Gulager, Diane Roter, Sara Lane, Don Quine at 50th Anniversary celebrations at the Memphis Film Festival and the Autry National Center and Museum. On September 22, 2012, The Virginian began a three-year agreement to run on the Inspiration Network cable channel. Cozi TV, the NBCUniversal classic television digital specialty network, began airing episodes in 2013. MeTV airs episodes in selected viewing areas. Boone attended as guest star the Cowboy Up for Vets Horse Show with fellow Virginian cast members Drury, Clarke, Roter and Quine; the show was held on March 2014, in Swanton, Ohio. He took part in a special celebration of James Drury's 80th birthday at the show. Boone attended as guest star, the largest cast reunion of The Virginian assembled at the Cowboy Up for Vets Horse Show held on April 22–24, 2016 in Swanton, OH.

Other cast members who attended were James Drury, Roberta Shore, Gary Clarke, L. Q. Jones, Clu Gulager, Diane Roter, Sara Lane, Don Quine and Joe Cannon. Boone married 20-year-old Sylvia Howell of Fayetteville, on May 6, 1966, they have Richard. The marriage ended in divorce, on July 8, 1969. Randy married Lana S. Redick May 16, 2009. Randy Boone on IMDb

Musarrat Nazir

Musarrat Nazir Khawaja is a Canadian-Pakistani singer and film actress, who acted in many Urdu and Punjabi films. She, many years also sang solo wedding and Folk songs, her parents were middle-class, of Punjabi origin from Lahore. Her father Khwaja Nazir Ahmed, worked as a registered contractor in Lahore Municipal corporation. Early in her life, her parents wanted her to be a doctor, provided her with the best possible education they could afford. Musarrat passed the matriculation examination with distinction and passed the intermediate examination from Kinnaird College in Lahore, she began singing for Radio Pakistan in the early 1950s. However, insufficient money from the radio took her to the film director, Anwar Kamal Pasha in 1955, she explained to Pasha about her strong desire to sing for the movies. Instead, Pasha suggested to her to become an actress. Musarrat needed her parents' approval. Pasha himself met Musarrat's father and convinced him to allow his daughter to work in the movie industry as a singer and actress.

Anwar Kamal Pasha changed Musarrat's name to Chandani and signed her up for a side role in his movie. Hence, Chandani made her debut with Sabiha Khanum and Nayyar Sultana in Pasha's film Qatil in 1955, her role was effective. Sheikh Lateef of Capital Films, Lahore planned to make a Punjabi film,'Pattan'. Lateef's friend and script writer, Baba Aalam Siah Posh, advised him to cast Chandani in the film. Sheikh Lateef agreed; this was the debut of Musarrat Nazir in Punjabi films, with a nickname Chandani. Chandani appeared in the hit Punjabi film, with her real name, Musarrat Nazir, she played the lead role opposite Santosh Kumar in Pattan. The producer was Sheikh Lateef and the film was directed by Luqman; the film Pattan opened the doors for Musarrat in the Punjabi film industry, which led her to the all-time hit film Patay Khan. She was the supporting actress; the film was produced by film actress Shammi and Musarrat Nazir acted in a supporting role along with Noor Jehan and Aslam Pervaiz. Her main competitor actresses, in those days, were Sabiha Khanum and Noor Jehan.

She was born in 13 October 1940. She is married to a physician Arshad Majeed and has lived in Canada since 1965, they have three grown-up children in 2005. Musarrat Nazir gave up her film career, at its peak for her would-be husband and agreed to move to Canada with him. Musarrat Nazir and Arshad Majeed wanted to return to Pakistan and settle in Lahore in the late 1970s. Arshad Majeed wanted to set up a hospital in Lahore and they had gone ahead and bought a home there for this purpose which they still own and maintain in 2005. After spending a lot of money, months of struggle and running around, Arshad Majeed gave up. Musarrat gave performances in Pakistan cinema's greatest melodramas like the films Mahi Munda and Yakke Wali. Following is the list of Musarrat's films: Qatil, Paatay Khan, Mahi Munda, Qismet, Mirza Sahiban, Guddi Gudda, Aankh Ka Nasha, Baap Ka Gunah, Yakke Wali, Naya Zamana, Jatti, Zehr-e-Ishq, Street number 77, Thandi Sarak, Jaan-E-Bahar, Lukkan Miti, Kartar Singh, Sola Aanay, Gul Badan, Sunehre Sapne, Ishq Par Zor Nahin, Chotay Sarkaar, Muftbar, Bahadur.

The film song Us bay wafa ka sheher hai in the mega-hit film Shaheed, is considered to be one of the most popular songs in 2015. After she retired from her film career in 1963, she had continued to sing for Pakistan Television until recently. Musarrat Nazir made an appearance on Pakistani television's Tariq Aziz Show in 1983. Songs from that show became popular in Pakistan, her popular songs are listed below: Gulshan ki baharon mein Mera laung gawacha, song lyrics by Khawaja Pervez was a runaway hit song Chalay to kat hi jaaye ga safar aahistah, aahistah Apnay haathoan ki lakiroan mein Lathe di chader uttay saleti rung mahiya, a traditional folk song of Punjab Chitta kukkar banairey tay Mehndi ni mehndi Jogi Nigar Award for Best Actress in 1958, for the film Zehr-E-Ishq. Nigar Award for Best Actress for the film Jhoomer. Nigar Award for Best Actress for the film Shaheed. Pride of Performance Award from the President of Pakistan in 1989. Musarrat Nazir on IMDb Live UK Performance of Main kamli da dhola on YouTube Filmography of Musarrat Nazir on Complete Index To World Film website