Joe Rogan

Joseph James Rogan is an American comedian and podcast host. He has worked as a mixed martial arts color commentator, television host, occasional actor. Rogan began a career in comedy in August 1988 in the Boston area. After relocating to Los Angeles in 1994, Rogan signed an exclusive developmental deal with Disney and appeared as an actor on several television shows including Hardball and NewsRadio. In 1997, he started working for the Ultimate Fighting Championship as an interviewer and color commentator. Rogan released his first comedy special in 2000. In 2001, Rogan put his comedy career on hold after becoming the host of Fear Factor and would resume his stand-up career shortly after the show's end in 2006. In 2009, Rogan launched his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience. Joseph James Rogan was born on August 1967, in Newark, New Jersey, his grandfather had moved his family there in the 1940s. He is of three-quarters Italian and one-quarter Irish descent, his father, Joseph, is a former police officer in Newark.

Rogan's parents divorced. Rogan recalled: "All I remember of my dad are these brief, violent flashes of domestic violence... But I don't want to complain about my childhood. Nothing bad really happened to me... I don't hate the guy." From ages 7 to 11, the family lived in San Francisco, followed by a move to Gainesville, Florida when he was eleven. They settled in Newton Upper Falls, where Rogan attended Newton South High School and graduated from in 1985. Rogan participated in Little League Baseball but developed an interest in martial arts in his early teens, he recalled being "terrified of being a loser" as a child, martial arts "gave me not just confidence, but a different perspective of myself and what I was capable of. I knew that I could do something I was terrified of and, difficult, that I could excel at it, it was a big deal for me". Martial arts were "the first thing that gave me hope that I wasn't going to be a loser. So I really gravitated toward it". At fourteen Rogan took up karate and a year started taekwondo.

At nineteen, he won the US Open Championship taekwondo tournament as a lightweight.. He was a Massachusetts full-contact state champion for four consecutive years and became a taekwondo instructor. Rogan practiced amateur kickboxing and held a 2–1 record, he found it pointless and dropped out early. He lived in the Boston area until he was 24 moved to New York City. Rogan had no intention of being a professional stand-up comedian and considered a career in kickboxing, he was a fan of comedy as a youngster and his parents took him to see comedian Richard Pryor's film Live on the Sunset Strip, which affected him "in such a profound way. Nothing had made me laugh like that." Rogan's friends at his gym and taekwondo school convinced him to have a go at stand-up comedy as he would make jokes and do impressions to make them laugh. At 21, after six months preparing material and practising his delivery, he performed his first stand-up routine on August 27, 1988 at an open-mic night at Stitches comedy club in Boston.

While he worked on his stand-up, Rogan took up several jobs to secure himself financially by teaching martial arts at Boston University and Revere, delivering newspapers, driving a limousine, doing construction work, completing duties for a private investigator. His blue comedy style earned. One night, Rogan convinced the owner of a comedy club in Boston to allow him to try a new, five-minute routine. At the show was talent manager Jeff Sussman, who liked Rogan's act and offered to become his manager, which Rogan accepted. In 1990, Rogan moved to New York City as a full-time comedian. Rogan cited Richard Jeni, Lenny Bruce, Sam Kinison and Bill Hicks as comedy influences. In 1994, Rogan relocated to Los Angeles where his first national television spot followed on the MTV comedy show Half-Hour Comedy Hour; the appearance led to the network offering him a three-year exclusive contract and a role in a pilot episode of a "dopey game show" for $500. Rogan declined, but it prompted Sussman to send tapes of Rogan's performances to several networks which sparked a bidding war.

After a period of negotiation, Rogan accepted a development deal with the Disney network. He secured his first major acting role in the 1994 nine-episode Fox sitcom Hardball as Frank Valente, a young, ego-centric star player on a professional baseball team. Rogan called the hiring process "weird", as the network had no idea if he could act until he was asked by Dean Valentine, then-president of Walt Disney Television, to which he replied: "If you can lie, you can act, if you can lie to crazy girlfriends, you can act under pressure"; the filming schedule was a new experience for Rogan, who started to work 12-hour days and among people. Rogan said: "It was a great show on paper until a horrible executive producer with a big ego was hired by Fox to run the show and he re-wrote it." Around this time, Rogan began performing at The Comedy Store in Hollywood and became a paid regular by owner Mitzi Shore. He performed at the club for the next 13 years for free, paid for the venue's new sound system.

From 1995 to 1999, Rogan starred in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio as Joe Garrelli, an electrician and handyman at the show's fictional news radio station. The role was set to be played by actor Ray Romano.

Lesley Turner Bowrey

Lesley Rosemary Turner Bowrey, AM is a retired professional tennis player from Australia. Her career spanned two decades from the late 1950s until the late 1970s. Turner Bowrey won the singles title at the French Championships, one of the four Grand Slam events, in 1963 and 1965. In addition she won 11 Grand Slam events in mixed doubles. Turner Bowrey achieved her highest singles ranking of No. 2 in 1964. Bowrey won 13 Grand Slam titles during her career: two in singles, seven in women's doubles, four in mixed doubles, she lost in the final of 14 other Grand Slam events. Bowrey twice won the singles title at the French Championships. In 1963, she defeated Ann Haydon-Jones in the final, in 1965, she defeated Margaret Smith in the final. Bowrey was the runner-up at four Grand Slam singles tournaments, she lost in the final of the French Championships to Court in 1962 and to Françoise Dürr in 1967. She lost in the final of the Australian Championships to Court in 1964 and to Nancy Richey in 1967, she was runner-up at the Italian Championships in 1961, 1963 and 1964 before winning the title in 1967, against Maria Bueno, 1968, against Margaret Court.

Bowrey captained the Australian Fed Cup team between 1994 and 2000. Bowrey was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and received the Sarah Palfrey Danzig Award in 1997. The award is given to the female player who by character, sportsmanship and spirit of cooperation has contributed to the growth of the game of tennis. In 1998 she was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame. In the Queen's Birthday Honours 2009 Bowrey was appointed as Member of the Order of Australia For service to tennis as a player and mentor to junior players, to the community, she married fellow Australian tennis star Bill Bowrey on February 23, 1968. They are the parents of tennis player Michelle Bowrey. Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December. Bowrey participated only in the January edition. Performance timelines for all female tennis players who reached at least one Grand Slam final Lesley Turner Bowrey at the International Tennis Hall of Fame Lesley Turner Bowrey at the International Tennis Federation Lesley Turner Bowrey at the Women's Tennis Association Lesley Turner Bowrey at the Fed Cup Lesley Turner Bowrey at Tennis Australia

Baron Decies

Baron Decies, of Decies in the County of Waterford, is a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1812 for the Right Reverend William Beresford, Archbishop of Tuam from 1794 to 1819, he was the third son of the Marcus Beresford, 1st Earl of Tyrone, the younger brother of the George Beresford, 1st Marquess of Waterford. His son, the second Baron, married Charlotta Philadelphia Horsley, only daughter and heiress of Robert Horsley, assumed the additional surname of Horsley in 1810. However, none of the subsequent barons have held this surname, his grandson, the fifth Baron, was a Major in the Army and sat in the House of Lords as an Irish Representative Peer from 1912 to 1944. As of 2013 the title is held by his grandson, the seventh Baron, who succeeded his father in 1992; as a descendant of the first Earl of Tyrone he is in remainder to that peerage and its subsidiary titles, which are now held by his kinsman, the Marquess of Waterford. The family seat is Straffan Lodge, near County Kildare.

William Beresford, 1st Baron Decies John Horsley-Beresford, 2nd Baron Decies William Robert John Horsley-Beresford, 3rd Baron Decies William Marcus de la Poer Beresford, 4th Baron Decies John Graham Hope de la Poer Beresford, 5th Baron Decies Arthur George Marcus Douglas de la Poer Beresford, 6th Baron Decies, Marcus Hugh Tristram de la Poer Beresford, 7th Baron Decies The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Robert Marcus Duncan de la Poer Beresford Marquess of Waterford Viscount Beresford Baron Beresford Kidd, Williamson, David. Debrett's Baronetage. New York: St Martin's Press, 1990, Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages