Jeffrey Nero Hardy is an American professional wrestler, singer-songwriter, painter and author. He is signed to WWE. Hardy is best known for his work in his multiple runs with World Wrestling Entertainment, he worked for Ring of Honor, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, several companies on the independent circuit. Before gaining prominence in the WWE, along with his real life brother Matt and performed for the Organization of Modern Extreme Grappling Arts; the Hardy brothers worked as enhancement talents for the WWF from 1994, were signed to full-time contracts in 1998. They gained notoriety in the tag team division due to their participation in Tables and Chairs matches. With the addition of Lita, the team became known as "Team Xtreme" and continued to rise in popularity. Alongside Matt, Jeff has held twelve world tag team championships between WWE, TNA and ROH. Hardy has had success as a singles wrestler, capturing his first of six world championships, the WWE Championship, in 2008 and going on to hold WWE's World Heavyweight Championship twice and the TNA World Heavyweight Championship three times.
He has won the Intercontinental Championship four times, the Hardcore Championship three times and the European, Light Heavyweight, United States Championships once each. He is the 18th Triple Crown Champion and 9th Grand Slam Champion in WWE history. Hardy is involved in motocross, music and other artistic endeavors, he is a member of the band PeroxWhy? Gen, with whom he has released three studio albums and three extended plays. In 2003, along with his brother Matt, co-wrote an autobiographical book of memoirs titled The Hardy Boyz, their book was a New York Times best seller. Jeff Hardy is the son of Gilbert and Ruby Moore Hardy, the younger brother of Matt Hardy, their mother died of brain cancer in 1986. He developed an interest in motocross aged 12 and got his first bike, a Yamaha YZ-80, at age 13, he had his first race. Hardy played baseball when he was young, but had to stop after he crashed during a motocross race, injuring his arm, he played football during high school as a fullback and linebacker.
He competed in amateur wrestling in high school. He had to stop playing football in high school, after he was ordered to pick between professional wrestling and football, he chose wrestling. Hardy's favorite subjects in school were U. S. history and art, which he did for extra credit. Hardy, along with his brother Matt and friends, started their own federation, the Trampoline Wrestling Federation and mimicked the moves they saw on television. On, the TWF went under several different names being integrated into a county fair in North Carolina; the brothers and their friends began to work for other independent companies. They drove all over the East Coast of the United States, working for companies such as ACW and other small promotions. Before arriving in the WWF, Jeff and Matt formed their own wrestling promotion, the Organization of Modern Extreme Grappling Arts with Thomas Simpson; the promotion was a more successful version of the original TWF and included talent such as both Hardy brothers, Shannon Moore, Gregory Helms, Joey Matthews, Steve Corino, among others.
In OMEGA, each of the brothers portrayed several different characters. While there, Hardy held the New Frontier Championship as a singles competitor and the Tag Team Championship with Matt; the promotion folded in April 1998 when they signed contracts with the WWF. Hardy cites Sting, The Ultimate Warrior, Shawn Michaels as his childhood inspirations to wrestle, he started on World Wrestling Federation television as a jobber—a wrestler who loses to make his opponents look stronger. His first WWF match was against Razor Ramon on May 23, 1994 in Youngstown, with Randy Savage mentioning on commentary, "Welcome to the big time", his ringname that night, Keith Davis, was the name of Razor's scheduled jobber, who backed out on short notice. Gary Sabaugh, who had brought Hardy in a group along with Davis, suggested him to agent Tony Garea, who agreed after Hardy claimed he was 18; the next day, he wrestled under his real name against The 1–2–3 Kid, the match aired on the June 25 episode of Superstars.
He wrestled as a jobber as late as 1997 before beginning his first major run in 1998. The Hardy brothers caught the eyes of the World Wrestling Federation. After being signed to a contract in 1998, they were trained by Dory Funk Jr. in his Funkin' Dojo with other notable wrestlers such as Kurt Angle, Test, A-Train. When the team was brought up to WWF television, after months of "jobbing" and live events, they formed the acrobatic tag team called the Hardy Boyz. While feuding with The Brood in mid-1999, they added Michael Hayes as their manager. On July 5, they won their first WWF Tag Team Championship by defeating the Acolytes, but lost it back to them a month later. After the dissolution of the Brood, the Hardys joined forces with Gangrel as The New Brood and feuded with Edge and Christian; this stable did not last long, on October 17, 1999 at No Mercy, the Hardy Boyz won the managerial services of Terri Runnels in the finals of the Terri Invitational Tournament in the WWF's first tag
Schönau im Schwarzwald is a town in the district of Lörrach in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated in the Black Forest, on the river Wiese, 35 kilometres northeast of Basel, 23 kilometres south of Freiburg. 1945–1946: Albert Gutmann 1946–1956: Karl Zimmermann 1957–1977: Ludwig Morath 1977–1993: Richard Böhler 1993–2012: Bernhard Seger since 2012: Peter Schelshorn. Fridolin Dietsche, sculptor Karl Geiler, legal scientist and politician Albert Leo Schlageter, German Freikorps fighter Joachim Löw, German footballer and coach, since 1 August 2006 Bundestrainer of the German national football team Markus Löw, former footballer and today's coach
The Beechcraft Model 34 "Twin-Quad" was a prototype airliner designed and built by Beechcraft in the period between World War II and the Korean War. At this time many aircraft manufacturers in the United States anticipated a boom in civil aviation and a large number of designs left the drawing board only to fail; the Model 34 was one of these failures because of its unusual design, because of the thousands of ex-military transport aircraft that were available at the time for a fraction of the price of a new aircraft. The design was a four-engine high-wing monoplane with tricycle undercarriage designed for 14 and converted to take 20 passengers; the side "couch seats" were able to be folded away so that cargo could be carried internally in the cabin. Individual storage space was provided for each passenger seat on the fuselage side above the seat. In order to accommodate a larger cargo load, a cargo hatch was located near the pilot's compartment; the unusual aspects of the design were the butterfly or V-tail and engine layout that led to its popular nickname, "Twin Quad."
The four engines were buried in the wings, with each pair of engines connected to a single propeller via clutches and a common gear box. The engines were horizontally opposed eight-cylinder air-cooled Lycoming GSO-580s; the engines were rated at 400 horsepower at 3,300 rpm. The tail was unusual because unlike the vertical and two horizontal surfaces found on most aircraft, the Twin-Quad's was a two-surface V-tail similar to the tail fitted to Beechcraft's other new product at the time, the Model 35 Bonanza; the V-tail configuration was flight-tested on a twin-engine Beech AT-10. Another, but more conventional, design aspect was that the belly was made strong enough to sustain minimal damage in the event of a "wheels-up" landing, with built-in integral landing keels or "skids." The wing measured 70 ft from tip to tip and the fuselage was 53 ft long. With the top of the V-tail 18 ft above the ground and a design maximum takeoff weight of 20,000 lbs, the Model 34 is to date the largest and heaviest Beechcraft civil design, with only the smaller XA-38 Grizzly military aircraft outweighing it.
The Model 34 took to the air for the first time on October 1, 1947, with Beech Chief Pilot Vern L. Carstens at the controls; the first flight was uneventful and the initial report from the test pilot was, "We have another outstanding Beechcraft!"The prototype Model 34 had accumulated more than 200 hours of test flying when the reinforced belly was validated in a wheels-up landing. On January 17, 1949, in a severe forced landing a few miles northwest of the Beech plant shortly after taking off, the sole Beech 34 was damaged beyond repair. An inadvertent cutting off of an emergency master switch when battling an electrical fire had resulted in the shut down of all the powerplants, leading to the crash; the co-pilot was killed and the pilot and two flight observers were injured in the crash. After the accident, Beech re-evaluated plans to go into series production with the Model 34. At the time, two new prototypes were being manufactured, one for static test and the other to continue the flight test program.
One of the main considerations was that the U. S. Civil Aeronautics Board was delaying the licensing of the anticipated "feeder airlines" for which the design was intended; the Beech 34 could not compete in major and regional airline operations with the thousands of less complex and cheaper war surplus transports, such as the larger Douglas DC-3/C-47 Skytrain, the sized C-60 Lodestar and Beechcraft's own smaller Beechcraft Model 18. Despite its promise, since the "Twin Quad" had attracted no orders, Beech terminated the project, closing down the production line in January 1949. Data from General characteristics Capacity: 20 passengers Length: 53 ft 0 in Wingspan: 70 ft 0 in Height: 17 ft 0 in Gross weight: 19,500 lb Powerplant: 4 × Lycoming GSO-580 flat-eight piston engine, 375 hp eachPerformance Maximum speed: 230 mph Range: 1,450 miles Service ceiling: 23,000 ft Related lists List of civil aircraft Notes Bibliography "Beech Twin-Quad Power Plant" a 1949 Flight article on the coupled engine installation on the Model 34
Green Egg is a Neopagan magazine published by the Church of All Worlds intermittently since 1968. The Encyclopedia of American Religions described it as a significant periodical. Green Egg was created by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, the editor from 1968 to 1974, it started as a one-page ditto sheet. It continued under another editor for two more years, by which point it had grown over 80 issues into a 60-page journal. According to J. Gordon Melton in the Encyclopedia of American Religions, it became "the most significant periodical in the Pagan movement during the 1970s and made Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, its editor, a major force in Neo-Paganism", it became dormant in 1976. Margot Adler's sociological study Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Goddess-Worshippers, Other Pagans in America Today was first published in 1979, shortly after the first incarnation of Green Egg ceased. Adler used Green Egg as one of the main ways of distributing her survey, received hundreds of responses from its readers. Drawing Down the Moon refers to Green Egg as formative in modern American Paganism.
"It took a catalyst to create a sense of collectivity around the word Pagan, in the United States the Church of All Worlds and its Green Egg filled this role." The magazine created a communication network among the many earth religions that were coming into being. Adler was impressed by the "free-ranging and diverse" views found in its pages, commenting that, "There was less common ground assumed in Green Egg than in any other publication I had seen." It was synergistic, bringing together hundreds of groups and ideas for debate in print, covering subjects relating to "ecology, tribalism, science fiction, the relationship of human beings to the planet". Adler reports that some Pagans told her in the late 1970s that they were glad of its demise, because there would be less bickering between various factions. She, judged it "key to the movement's vitality". Rosemary Ellen Guiley states in The Encyclopedia of Witches and Wicca that it was Zell's two wives, Morning Glory Zell and Diane Darling, who revived Green Egg at Beltane 1988.
Morning Glory is credited with coining the term "polyamory", in an essay in Green Egg entitled "A Bouquet of Lovers". Once more it took its place according to Adler. Darling left, Zell-Ravenheart was ousted, the magazine—thriving until 2001—folded again. In March 2007, Green Egg was restarted as an available online at greeneggemagazine.com. In 2008, an anthology of art and articles was entitled Green Egg Omelette. In 2013, Green Egg announced a print on demand service, was digitising its back catalog. Otter and Morning Glory Zell were the subjects of the book The Wizard and the Witch: Seven Decades of Counterculture, Magick & Paganism, which includes a fuller story of Green Egg and the Church of All Worlds. In January 2015, Monserrat and Donohue retired, Green Egg passed to Dawn Sevier. Harvest, a neopagan magazine Official website
The Breeze is an Independent Local Radio station serving Newbury and West Berkshire. The station is owned & is part of The Breeze network of stations, it broadcasts from studios at Eastgate House in Andover. Known as Kick FM, the station began broadcasting full-time on 29 May 2000, although several RSL broadcasts were run beforehand under the'Kick FM' brand. Another station, NBC FM, run by Bruno Brookes and Keith Chegwin, made a rival application to the Radio Authority to become a full-time station in West Berkshire; the station has two transmitters serving the area - one on 105.6 MHz at Wash Common Water Tower above Newbury and a smaller fill-in unit on 107.4 MHz at the John o'Gaunt School in Hungerford. Kick FM was bought by Tindle Radio in 2006, sold again in August 2009 to Andover Sound. At 7am on Monday 5 October 2009, Kick FM was rebranded as Newbury Sound. In August 2011, both Andover and Newbury stations were sold to Celador Radio. Newbury Sound was named the South Station of the Year at the 2011 Radio Academy Nations and Regions awards.
A month programming ended from the station's studios at Bone Lane in Newbury and moved to Andover. On 12 March 2012, Celador announced Newbury Sound and Andover Sound would be rebranded as The Breeze, falling in line with an existing network of stations serving South Hampshire and the West of England. Both stations rebranded at midnight on Monday 2 April 2012; the Newbury, Andover & Basingstoke stations now share the same presenters and programming with separate links, news bulletins, station identification and adverts for all three areas. Breakfast and weekday drivetime programming is presented from Basingstoke with networked output from Southampton broadcast during off-peak hours. Official website
Phillip Mills is a former track and field athlete and businessman from New Zealand. He is the founder, Executive Director and Former Chief Executive of Les Mills International and a founder of Pure Advantage, a green business lobby group. Phillip Mills was born into an athletic family, his father Les, mother Colleen and sister Donna all represented New Zealand at Olympic and/or Commonwealth Games in track and field. Mills competed in the 110m hurdles at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch and in the 110m and 400m hurdles at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta, he attended the University of California, Los Angeles on a track and field scholarship, graduated with a degree in philosophy in 1978. On returning to New Zealand in 1979, Mills took an increasing role in the Les Mills fitness-club business founded by his parents and Colleen Mills in 1968; the Les Mills business floated on the stock market in 1984 and was taken over by an investment company in 1987. After the share market crash that year, Mills bought the business back.
Phillip Mills continues to operate the Les Mills gym business in New Zealand. As of May 2015, there are 11 Les Mills fitness facilities in New Zealand and a total of 50,000 Les Mills members. In the early 1980s Mills developed an exercise-to-music choreographed set of exercises, commercialized them based on licensing instructors to lead classes. In 2004, Phillip Mills was Young's New Zealand Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2005, Les Mills International was named New Zealand Services Exporter of the Year by NZ Trade and Enterprise and, in 2007, he and wife Jackie Mills co-authored the book Fighting Globesity – A Practical Guide to Personal Health and Global Sustainability. In 2009 he won Kea New Zealand's World Class New Zealand Award for New Thinking. In 2011 Mills was presented with an Australian Fitness Network Lifetime Achievement Award. In recent years Phillip Mills was named on The National Business Review Rich List in 2011; as of March 2015, there were 18 different programs distributed across 100 countries.
Phillip Mills has developed a group fitness management system for maximizing the commercial benefits of the Les Mills programs. Mills’ views on fitness industry trends and the secrets of the most successful fitness facilities are shared across the fitness industry. Mills is an advocate for “green” business, his belief in the importance of sustainability has been publicised in New Zealand and he has authored a number of articles on the financial benefits of a clean, green economy along with the need for New Zealand to take action on climate change. He is the founder of Pure Advantage, a group of New Zealand business leaders lobbying for green economic policy; the Pure Advantage Trust has commissioned a group of world-leading economists to review New Zealand's green growth opportunities. In 2007 Mills and his wife, Dr Jackie Mills MD, published Fighting Globesity – A Practical Guide To Personal Health and Global Sustainability