Jeremy Dickson Paxman is a British broadcaster, journalist and television presenter. Born in Leeds, Paxman was educated at Malvern College and St Catharine's College, where he edited the undergraduate newspaper Varsity. At Cambridge, he was a member of a Labour Party club and described himself as a socialist, although in life described himself as a one-nation conservative, he joined the BBC in 1972 at BBC Radio Brighton, although relocated to London in 1977. In coming years, he worked on Tonight and Panorama before becoming a newsreader for the BBC Six O'Clock News and a presenter on Breakfast Time. In 1989, he became a presenter for the BBC Two programme Newsnight, during which he interviewed a wide number of political figures. Paxman became known for his forthright and abrasive interviewing style when interrogating politicians; these appearances were sometimes criticised as aggressive and condescending, yet applauded as tough and incisive. In 2014, Paxman left Newsnight after 25 years as its presenter.
Since he has done occasional work for Channel 4 News. Since its revival in 1994, he has been the presenter of University Challenge. Paxman was born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, the son of steel company employee and former Royal Navy lieutenant and typewriter salesman Keith Paxman, who left the family and settled in Australia, Joan McKay. Keith Paxman's father was a worsted spinner, who became sufficiently prosperous as a travelling sales representative to send his son to public school in Bradford; the Dickson family were wealthier, with Keith's father-in-law, a self-made success, paying the Paxman children's school fees. He is the eldest of four children: one of his brothers, was the British Ambassador to Spain, the other, James, is the chief executive of the Dartmoor Preservation Association, his sister, Jenny, is a producer at BBC Radio. Paxman was brought up in Hampshire and Peopleton near Pershore in Worcestershire, he went to Malvern College in 1964, read English at St Catharine's College, Cambridge where he edited the undergraduate newspaper Varsity.
While at Cambridge, Paxman was a member of the Labour Club. He has since been made an Honorary Fellow of the College. In January 2006, Paxman was the subject of an episode of the BBC genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are?. The documentary concluded that he was descended from Roger Packsman, a 14th-century politician from Suffolk who had changed his name to Paxman to impress the electorate. Paxman's maternal grandmother was born in Scotland; the programme generated much publicity before its transmission by displaying him with tears in his eyes on camera when informed that his impoverished great-grandmother Mary McKay's poor relief had been revoked because she had a child out of wedlock. Paxman joined the BBC's graduate trainee programme in 1972, he started at BBC Radio Brighton. He moved to Belfast, he moved to London in 1977. Two years he transferred from the Tonight programme to Panorama. After five years reporting from places such as Beirut and Central America, he read the Six O'Clock News for two years, before moving to BBC1's Breakfast Time programme.
Paxman became a presenter of Newsnight in 1989. On 13 May 1997 he interviewed Michael Howard, Home Secretary until 13 days earlier after he had held a meeting with Derek Lewis, head of Her Majesty's Prison Service, about the possible dismissal of the governor of Parkhurst Prison, John Marriott. Howard was asked by Paxman the same question – "Did you threaten to overrule him?" – a total of twelve times in succession. During a 20th anniversary edition of Newsnight, Paxman told Howard that he had been trying to prolong the interview since the next item in the running order wasn't ready. In 1998, Denis Halliday, a United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, resigned his post in Iraq, describing the effects of his own organisation's sanctions as genocide. Paxman asked Halliday in a Newsnight interview, "Aren't you just an apologist for Saddam Hussein?" In February 2003, Paxman was criticised by the Broadcasting Standards Commission over a Newsnight interview in which he questioned the Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy about his drinking.
The commission said that the questioning was "overly intrusive in nature and tone and had exceeded acceptable boundaries for broadcast". In 2003, Prime Minister Tony Blair opted to make the case for the invasion of Iraq via questions from a TV studio audience, mediated by Paxman; the programme is chiefly remembered for the fact that Paxman asked Blair if he and U. S. President Bush prayed together. Blair replied, "Jeremy. We don't pray together." To which Paxman replied, "But why not?"During the 2005 general election, some viewers complained to the BBC that Paxman's questioning of party leaders had been rude and aggressive. He was criticised for his 5 am interview with George Galloway after his election as the Respect MP for Bethnal Green and Bow by the just defeated Oona King. Paxman asked Galloway more than once whether he was proud of having got rid of "one of the few black women in Parliament." Galloway cut the interview short. King said she "did not wish to be defined, by either my ethnicity or religious background."On 11 April 2012, he interviewed Russell Brand about his political views and the article he wrote for the New Statesman.
The interview went viral as Brand stated that it is futile to vote and that
Heaton Park is a municipal park in Manchester, covering an area of over 600 acres. The park includes the grounds of a Grade I listed, neoclassical 18th century country house, Heaton Hall; the hall, remodelled by James Wyatt in 1772, is now only open to the public on an occasional basis as a museum and events venue. Heaton Park was sold to Manchester City Council in 1902 by the Earl of Wilton, it has one of the Heaton Park BT Tower. The park was renovated as part of a millennium project partnership between the Heritage Lottery Fund and Manchester City Council at a cost of over £10 million, it contains an 18-hole golf course, a boating lake, an animal farm, a pitch and putt course, a golf driving range, ornamental gardens, an observatory, an adventure playground, a Papal monument and a volunteer-run tram system and museum, is listed Grade II by Historic England. It has the only flat green bowling greens in Manchester, built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games; the park takes its name from the local area of Great Heaton.
Heaton is derived from Old English heah ‘high’ + tun ‘enclosure’ or ‘settlement’. Heaton Hall had been owned by the Holland family since the Middle Ages. In 1684, when Sir John Egerton, 3rd Baronet of Wilton, married Elizabeth Holland, the hall came to the Egerton family. In 1772, Sir Thomas Egerton, 7th Baronet, commissioned the fashionable architect James Wyatt to design a new home for his young family. Although Wyatt had established a reputation for himself as an innovative architect, he was only 26 years old and Heaton Hall was his first country house commission. Wyatt's neo-classical masterpiece was built in phases and was completed by 1789; the park was laid out by William Emes in the style of Capability Brown. It has long been used for public events such as Heaton Park races, which were established by the second Earl in 1827; the races were run on a course around the park which included the site of the present day boating lake until 1839 when they moved to Aintree near Liverpool, now the venue for the Grand National.
During the 19th century when the railway to Bury was being laid, it stopped short of Heaton Park, as Lord Wilton was not prepared to see his estate disfigured by a railway. As a compromise the line was run under the estate in a tunnel and a railway station opened adjacent to the Whittaker Lane/Bury Old Road entrance in 1879; the decision by Lord Wilton to put the hall and park up for sale was greeted with dismay when it became known that the site was being eyed by a property developer. A pressure group was formed to persuade Manchester City Council to purchase it as a museum and municipal park. Alderman Fletcher Moss, a prominent antiquarian was a notable influence in this movement; the park was purchased and opened to the public in 1902. The council was not prepared to purchase the contents of the hall, so the furniture and paintings were sold by auction; the hall was considered by the council to be of little architectural or historical significance and the saloon was used as a tea-room. During the First World War, the park was used as a training camp for the Pals battalion of the Manchester Regiment, whilst Heaton Hall became a military hospital.
In the Second World War, the park was a camp for the Royal Air Force, where 133,516 aircrew were trained. The park was home to an ackack emplacement. Two "prefab" housing estates and an infants school were built in the south of the park, the houses providing much-needed homes until they were demolished in the 1960s; the school building was used by Manchester City Council until 2012. The hall, has been a Grade I Listed Building since 1952 and has been called "the finest house of its period in Lancashire", it is built of sandstone and stuccoed brick, in a traditional Palladian design with the entrance on the north side and the facade on the south. The landscaping was designed to make the most of the uninterrupted views of the rolling hills across to the Pennines. A feature of this was the ha-ha, used to keep the grazing animals, so important to the landscaping, away from the formal lawns, with a barrier, all-but invisible from the house; the state rooms include the Library, the Music Room, Dining Room and upstairs, a rather rare Etruscan Room.
The rooms of the hall were exquisitely finished by the finest artists and craftsmen of the period, with most of the furnishings and mahogany doors being made by Gillow's of Lancashire. Most of the decorative paintings, the Pompeiian Cupola Room and the case for the 18th century chamber organ built by Samuel Green in 1790, were the work of Italian artist, Biagio Rebecca; the organ fills one wall of the Music Room. The ornate plasterwork was created by the firm of Joseph Rose II of York. There are 13 rooms open to the public in the central core and east wing. Manchester City Galleries restored the decorative detail in early 1990s; the ground floor rooms on the north east front have been converted to an expansive space that houses temporary exhibitions. The first floor rooms include the Cupola, Lady Egerton's dressing-room; the room was styled in the 1770s "Pompeiian" style with mirrored walls and a domed ceiling — there are only three such rooms left in Britain. The library was remodelled by Lewis Wyatt in the 1820s.
Heaton Hall's collections are managed by Manchester Galleries. The hall is listed on Historic England's Heritage at Risk register. Designed by James Wyatt in 1800 for the First Earl, the ornamental temple is a simple, small rotunda of Tuscan columns with a domed roof and lantern; this Grade II listed building stands on t
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City State was an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band consisted of lead vocalist Joanna Pacitti, bassist Justin Siegel, guitarist Ryan "Frogs" McCormack, drummer Drew Langan, guitarist Jordan McGraw. Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus worked with the group on their debut album and overall formation; the band's name comes from the Strong Bad Email "independent". Strong Bad chose it as a potential name for an indie film. On January 4, 2010, Mark Hoppus first initiated talk of the band, he began posting via Twitter about a new musical endeavor, at the time entitled 10HRSattheMACHINE. Although he was vague in detail, one of the first things posted was a short video clip of him recording guitar in the studio; as speculation grew, another post let Mark's fans know that, "10HRSattheMACHINE is not blink-182 nor solo project. It's something. Blink-182!!"Throughout the course of 2010, details about the project could be pieced together by fans through various Twitter posts and articles. On April 1, 2010, guitarist Justin Siegel posted a video on Twitter including a clip of the band's song "You Crush My Heart".
The track featured lead vocals from backing vocals by Mark Hoppus. The track featured a guest keyboardist, Ben Romans from the band The Click Five; the video became the first proper preview of the band's music released to the public. On April 16, 2010, Mark Hoppus formally announced his involvement with the band in a MTV article. In the article, he stated that the band was going under the name Trousdale Press at the time and that members of the band All Time Low were assisting the group, he revealed that the band was in the final stages of recording an album. The band underwent one final name-change to become City State. In a June 28, 2010 interview, Alex Gaskarth from the band All Time Low clarified his hand in the project. Songs that he had co-written with Mark Hoppus in the past were to be released by City State. In late July 2010, the band revealed their logo on their Twitter account. Mysterious messages including rehearsal photos began getting posted in the same timeframe; the sudden activity suggested.
On August 25, 2010, the band members were revealed and their debut song, "City of Dreams", was premiered on Absolute Punk. The song was penned by Joanna Pacitti, Alex Gaskarth, Justin Siegel. On August 27, 2010, another song, entitled "Sleazy Sex Robots", was premiered on PureVolume; the song was written by Joanna Pacitti, Mark Hoppus and Justin Siegel. On August 30, 2010, the dates for the All Time Low "My Small Package" tour were announced and City State was listed as an opening act along with A Rocket To The Moon. City State, has since done various acoustic sessions, several interviews and hinted at touring and recording plans. On November 30, TCDC Media announced CS's acoustic version of "All My Lies" was their most watched video. On December 5, 2010 City State put their song "All My Lies" on their PureVolume, all three of the songs on their PV were available for free download, they have a song, Skin that leaked, have said that version of the song will NOT be on the record, Shady Lane. By the end of 2011, they hope to have two albums released.
For their next tour, Justin Siegel states they will not be headlining their next tour, but opening, they hope to release Shady Lane around January 2011. On January 26, 2011, the song "This Night That Never Ends" was world premiered on Friends or Enemies Radio. On May 18, 2011 during an interview on The Gunz Show, City State announced they had broken up. Former MembersJoanna Pacitti - vocals Justin Siegel - drums on record, bass on tour Ryan "Frogs" McCormack - guitar Drew Langan - drums Jordan McGraw - Guitar Mark Hoppus - bass, vocals The First Last EP City State's official purevolume City State on Twitter
Jacob Emmitt is a Wales international rugby league footballer who plays as a prop for the Leigh Centurions in the Betfred Championship. He played for the Toronto Wolfpack, St Helens, Castleford Tigers, Leigh Centurions, Salford Red Devils and the Swinton Lions, he has spent time on loan at the Leigh Centurions and the Keighley Cougars. Emmitt was born in Warrington, England. Emmitt began his career at St Helens, he joined Castleford on a 2-year deal on 16 September 2010. The following month he represented Wales in the Alitalia European Cup, he signed an 18-month deal with Salford in April 2013, but left Salford and signed a contract to return to Leigh for the 2014 season. In October and November 2013, He represented Wales in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. In October 2014, Emmitt played in the 2014 European Cup. In October 2016, Emmit played in the 2017 World Cup qualifiers. Toronto Wolfpack profile St Helens profile Profile at saints.org.uk
WZWW is a music radio station licensed to Bellefonte, serving the State College area. It airs a Hot Adult Contemporary format, it is the sister station to WIFT in Pennsylvania and WKFT in Strattanville, Pennsylvania. When State College's radio station formats shuffled in 2004, WZWW was one of the few FM stations that maintained its frequency; when the bars in State College tried to promote their respective businesses, they were confused as to which stations to hire. The station carries a progressive talk radio show, The Stephanie Miller Show weeknights, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. weeknights. Official Website Central PA Frequency Switches Query the FCC's FM station database for WZWW Radio-Locator information on WZWW Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WZWW