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Jeremy Soule

Jeremy Soule is an American composer of soundtracks for film and video games. He has won multiple awards and has been described as the "John Williams of video game music" and "a model of success" for Western composers, he has composed soundtracks for over a dozen other works during his career. He is best known for his work in The Elder Scrolls and Guild Wars series, several other top-selling titles such as Total Annihilation, Neverwinter Nights, Dungeon Siege, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Harry Potter. After several years of private composition studies he became an employee of Square in 1994. After finishing the soundtrack to Secret of Evermore in 1995, he left to join Humongous Entertainment, where he composed for several children's games as well as Total Annihilation, his first award-winning score. In 2000, he left to form his own music production company, Soule Media, now called Artistry Entertainment. Through the company, Soule has created several award-winning soundtracks, including Icewind Dale, the Harry Potter series of games, all of the main Elder Scrolls games since 2002.

In 2005, he founded DirectSong, a record label that publishes digital DRM-free versions of his soundtracks as well as those of classical composers. Soule's works have been played in several live concerts such as the Symphonic Game Music Concert in Germany and the international Play! A Video Game Symphony concert series. While many of his works are orchestral, he considers himself a "music practitioner", or someone who creates music in general rather than just one type of music. Several of Soule's soundtracks have been created with the help of Julian. In August 2019, Soule was accused of rape and sexual harassment, but he denied the accusations and no charges were pressed. Soule is of Jewish descent and was born in Keokuk, Iowa to a public school music teacher father and a graphic designer mother, he became interested in symphony orchestras at the age of five. Soule began taking piano lessons at an early age and became entranced with music writing music notation in the margins of his math homework.

He claims to have earned the equivalent of a master's degree in composition before completing high school. He was split between trying to become a composer when he grew up. While playing video games as a child, Soule came to believe that the experience they created could be enhanced by having a better musical score. After completing high school, he took a year to create a portfolio showcasing what he felt video game scores should sound like. Soule sent the tape to Square. Square much appreciated the portfolio. Soule began working at Square in Seattle only two weeks after first submitting his demo tapes. Soule was promptly given the task by Square to score Secret of Evermore; the finished game features an untraditional score incorporating ambient background sounds into the music and utilizing a more mellow orchestral sound. Part of the reason for this was that the sound program used in Evermore was not up to the technical challenge of what Soule wanted to do with it, forcing him to work creatively within his limitations.

When Ron Gilbert of LucasArts left to form his own company, Humongous Entertainment, Square moved from Seattle to Los Angeles, Soule quit Square to score Gilbert's children's adventure game series, Putt-Putt. Soule composed the soundtracks to 11 children's games over the next three years, with multiple titles in the Putt-Putt, Pajama Sam, Freddi Fish and Spy Fox series. While working at Humongous, Soule met fellow employee and video game designer Chris Taylor, signed on to compose the soundtrack to his major project, Total Annihilation. Soule convinced Taylor that, given the large number of other real-time strategy games coming out at the same time as Total Annihilation with techno scores, that to separate themselves they needed to do a large orchestral score, he went so far as to bet a year's worth of reduced pay. Given the software limitations at the time, to make the sound work required a full live orchestra, the first that Soule had worked with; the soundtrack earned Soule his first award, that of "Best Music" of 1997 from GameSpot in their year-end awards.

Soule spent the next two years composing music for the game's two expansion packs and for children's games. In February 2000, Jeremy and his brother, formed Soule Media as an independent music production company. Julian works as a sound engineer and composer for the company, has assisted Jeremy in several projects throughout his career, both credited and uncredited; the first large project that Jeremy Soule worked on through the company was 2000's Icewind Dale, which won the best music of the year award from both IGN and GameSpot. In 2001, Soule scored the first of five Harry Potter games that he would work on between and 2005, his first game, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, was nominated for an Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences aw

Lovely One

"Lovely One" is a funk single released by American family group the Jacksons on September 27, 1980. Released as the first single from the brothers' Triumph, it followed the hit "Shake Your Body". "Lovely One" nearly matched the success of the previous song, reaching number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100, number two on the Black Singles chart and along with the tracks "Can You Feel It" and "Walk Right Now", "Lovely One" hit number one on the dance chart for one week. Written and composed by Michael Jackson and Randy Jackson Produced by the Jacksons Arrangement by Michael Jackson and Tom Tom 84 Lead vocals by Michael Jackson Background vocals by the Jacksons: Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Randy Jackson and Marlon Jackson Instrumentation: Keyboards: Greg Phillinganes Guitars: Tito Jackson, David Williams, Mike Sembello Bass: Nathan Watts Drums: Ollie E. Brown Percussion: Paulinho da Costa Genius: Lovely One - Lyrics

George Kerr (footballer)

George Adams McDonald Kerr is a Scottish former association football player and manager. As a player, he scored 79 goals from 379 appearances in the Football League playing for Barnsley, Oxford United and Scunthorpe United; as a manager, he took charge of Lincoln City twice, Grimsby Town, Rotherham United and Boston United. Kerr managed Lincoln City from July to December 1977. In July 1978 he became first team coach of Grimsby Town. In 1979 he became their manager and The Mariners won the Third Division championship in 1980 in Kerr's first season in charge, they finished 7th in the Second Division the following season after challenging for promotion, with the side third in the table with seven games remaining, a return to Division One after a 33-year absence looked much on the cards, but the club's form fell away afterwards, with them winning only one more game. That form was not maintained the following season despite a good start, with Grimsby bottom of the league Kerr was sacked on 11 January 1982 to make way for his assistant, David Booth.

He was appointed manager of Rotherham United on 21 March 1983 but was unable to save the club from relegation to the Third Division. He remained in charge for another two years, first avoiding relegation and challenging for promotion, being third in November and December, before finishing mid-table. In November 1983, Rotherham knocked out first division Southampton in the League Cup. In June 1985, Kerr returned to Lincoln where despite the presence of Phil Turner and Neil Redfearn in midfield, the side was relegated to the Fourth Division, he remained in charge the following season, which began well with the Imps as high as 7th in the New Year. An inexplicable collapse in form followed and Kerr left the club in March, before Lincoln became the first club to be relegated from the Football League to the Conference, he managed Boston United and was a scout. He is an expert summariser on BBC Radio Humberside, he co-commentates on Scunthorpe games and on Grimsby matches

Oren Harari

Oren Harari was a business professor at the University of San Francisco as well as an author of several management books, including The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell, a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek bestseller. Oren Harari was born to Herbert and Rut Harari in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 30, 1949, his family moved to San Diego in 1965, where Harari earned his B. S. degree from San Diego State University and his doctorate in industrial psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1978. Soon after obtaining his degree, Harari began teaching at the University of San Francisco. In addition to teaching, Harari worked with Tom Peters to begin lecturing about leadership and business strategy. In 1989, Harari travelled to Africa for 6 months to work, it was this experience that fueled his first book titled Lessons from South Africa, which provided instructions for companies and governments to drive growth in developing countries. In the 1990s, Harari was teaching global and strategic management at University of San Francisco when he met Nicholas Imperato, his co-author of the book Jumping the Curve: Innovation and Strategic Choice in an Age of Transition.

This was a book on business strategy, named by Library Journal as one of the best books of 1994. In 1996, Harari launched an independent career of writing and speaking with Leading Authorities, Inc. a Washington, D. C. based lecture publisher. Here, Harari became one of the firm's most desired public speakers, it was one year when his third book, Leapfrogging the Competition: Five Giant Steps to Becoming a Market Leader, was rated as one of the Top Ten business books of 1997 by Management General. Harari became a columnist for the American Management Association's monthly magazine, Management Review, where he wrote the column Harari at Large. One of his most popular articles was about the leadership principles of Colin Powell; the high demand for reprints as well as a personal phone call of praise from Powell led to a book project. The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell was published by McGraw-Hill in 2002 and became a New York Times bestseller. Harari died on April 10, 2010 of brain cancer; the Harari Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation initiative at the University of San Francisco School of Management is named for him.

Break From The Pack: How To Compete In A Copycat Economy is a book that illustrates the importance of companies separating themselves from one another to become successful. The book contains common mistakes, as well as other marketing tips; the Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell is a recount of Colin Powell's core beliefs of leadership and self-knowledge. Beep! Beep!: Competing In The Age Of The Road Runner is a book with tips to adapt to the ever-changing business climate in order to outperform competitors. This book was co-authored by Chip R. Bell. Leapfrogging the Competition: Five Giant Steps to Becoming a Market Leader is a book that contains organizational recommendations to help a business become a leader in the market. Jumping the Curve: Innovation and Strategic Choice in an Age of Transition is a book written from interviews with business leaders around the world that contains strategies to help companies "jump the curve" to become successful in their market. Profile on worldcat.org

Todd Cetnar

Todd Cetnar is a former professional basketball player in the United Kingdom who competed at the highest levels of British Professional Basketball. Cetnar was a standout player at Amsterdam High School, where he played four years on the varsity team, was the school's all-time leader in total scoring and steals, was named to the All New York State first team. Cetnar attended the University at Albany from 1996 to 2000 where he graduated in Communication studies and Business administration, starred for the College basketball team, the Great Danes. Cetnar was the second player in University at Albany history to record over 1,000 points, 350 assists and 150 steals. Over four years, his college career statistics were 1,345 points, 188 steals, 367 assists, 215 3-point field goals, a free throw average of 82%. Cetnar shot 49% from three-point range during his college career, he was named to the NCAA Division I All-Independent First Team following his senior season, Cetnar averaged 16.1 points and 4.2 assists per game.

In 2000, his senior year, the six-foot-tall point guard was named University of Albany's male Athlete of the Year. In 2000, he signed for British team Plymouth Raiders, competed in the top tier National Basketball League, where he enjoyed two successful seasons and countless Championship medals. In 2002, Cetnar moved back to New York and signed for USBL team Adirondack Wildcats, while attending NBA training camps with the Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons. In 2003, he returned to England, his incredible form, achieving an average of around 30 points-per-game, did not go unnoticed and on December 17, 2003, Thames Valley Tigers coach Paul James signed Cetnar as a replacement for the injured Nick Moore in the BBL. Cetnar finished his professional career in Britain's top league with the Thames Valley Tigers. After playing the season with the Tigers, he moved back to his homeland in 2004 to begin a college coaching career. In 2004, he took a position as Assistant Coach with Plymouth State University's basketball team, the Panthers.

After just one season with the Panthers, he left to take a coaching position at Union College in 2005, with the Dutchmen, but has since left that position. Albany Great Danes men's basketball Plymouth Raiders Sutton Pumas Thames Valley Tigers The Todd Cetnar Specialty Basketball School

St. Edward's Secondary School

St Edward's Secondary School is a public Catholic secondary school in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Since its inception it has remained one of the country's most prestigious schools. While St. Edwards is designed to be an all-male school, female students are permitted to enroll as A Level candidates, it is affiliated with St. Edward's Primary School. St. Edwards has a long list of distinguished former pupils, including many of Sierra Leone's top ranking statesmen and prime ministers; the majority of the school's pupils have gone on the attend institutions of higher learning including Fourah Bay College, Oxford University, University of Cambridge and Harvard University. St. Edward's origins began with St. Edward's Primary School, established in 1865 by a French Roman Catholic priest, Rev. Father Edward Blanchet. In 1921, the board of directors which consisted of a group of priests from Italy and Ireland decided to start a secondary school for the students. On February 6, 1922, the new secondary school opened its doors to seven St. Edward's Primary School graduates: Anthony Tucker, Sylvester Tucker, James Massallay, Edward Farrah, William Luke, Joseph Luke and Albert M. Margai - future prime minister of Sierra Leone.

At that time, the secondary school was located at the same address as the primary school at Howe Street in Freetown. St. Edward's is the third oldest secondary school in Sierra Leone; the first head master of St. Edward's was Father Michael O'Connor, but six months after the school opened, Father O'Connor retired due to illness and was replaced by Father Mulcahy. Under the stewardship of Father Mulcahy, St. Edward's Secondary School became a first rate academic institution which followed a strict, old-fashioned British curriculum and enforced discipline by means of corporal punishment; the sports programs at St. Edward's became a source of general admiration. Today, the school continues to be managed by a board of directors and the disciplinary committee remains intact. St. Edward's has maintained its longstanding traditions, which include a Scripture Union, a Literary Society and a Debating Society; the school has a boy scout troop known as 8th Freetown. St. Edward's is still held to be one of the best schools in the country.

On May 1, 2000, headmaster J. P. Kamara and the school's Parent/Teacher Association started a Development Committee to facilitate the expansion of the school. Past headmasters include: Rev. Father Michael O'Connor Rev. Father Mulcahy - the school's indefatigable and definitive founding father who devoted most of his life to St. Edward's. Rev. Father Jeremiah O’Sullivan - who introduced the co-ed sixth Form and founded the school band. Mr. A. J. Robinson - known affectionately as'Sir Rob'. Rev. Father Curran Rev. Father Hamelberg - St. Edward's alumnus and Sierra Leone's first indigenous priest and headmaster. Mr. M. A. C. Renner. Mr. J. P. Kamara - Commonly known as'The great Tizo'; the house system at St. Edward's was instituted in 1934 by the school's second headmaster, Father Mulcahy, in order to encourage competitive sportsmanship among the pupils. Following the Eton model, St. Edward's employs a system; each house has Games Captain. House Captains are selected from the sixth form students. Games Captains are chosen from the school's most talented athletes from Forms 4-6.

There were five houses, each with its own color and each named after the most reverend fathers who founded the school. They are: O'Gorman, Wilson and Mulcahy. A sixth house was founded and named O'Sullivan, its color is white. There is inter-house competition during each semester culminating in an annual inter-school track-and-field championship. Houses compete in extracurricular activities such as academic contests and drama. Members of the student body are elected as school prefects. St. Edward's Disciplinary Committee delegates the execution of various punishments to the school's council of prefects. Prefects are responsible for the leadership of their fellow students in sport and academics; the House Captains and Games Captains are a part of the council. St. Edward's is nicknamed "The Sports Academy". Throughout the school's history, athletics have been a prominent attribute of St. Edward's; the school is surrounded by sprawling fields where students can play sports and train in their respective disciplines.

The land was acquired by former head master, Father Mulcahy, for the sole purpose of executing an ambitious athletics plan for the pupils. This remains a hallmark of St. Edward's today; the school has produced a number of gifted sportsmen who play at international levels. Among them is football star Mohamed Kallon who began his career with the school team, Old Edwardians FC and went on to play for Inter Milan. Kallon captained the national team, the Leone Stars. St. Edward's has excellent drama programs; the school band was founded by Father Jeremiah O'Sullivan during the middle half of the last century. The school has an acclaimed dramatic society called St. Edward's Theater; the school band is the most remarkable in the country’s history of school brass band music. They have won the Balanta Academy of Music Awards three times under the directorship of James Pratt, making them the only premier brass band in the country, they are regarded as the most successful school brass band after creating the first school jazz band section supported by the Balanta Academy of Music.

The band is sometimes fondly referred to by other school band members as the Renner Brass band for the illustrious support the four sons of the late principal M. A. C Renner.