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Joel Garner

Joel Garner is a former West Indian cricketer, a member of the regarded late 1970s and early 1980s West Indies cricket teams. Garner is the highest ranked ODI bowler and #37 in Tests as per the ICC best bowling ratings. In conjunction with fellow fast bowlers Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, Colin Croft, Malcolm Marshall, Curtley Ambrose and Courtney Walsh, the West Indies reached unprecedented heights in the Test and one-day cricket arenas, not losing a Test series in 15 years. In 2010, Garner was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Garner first came to the attention of Somerset whilst playing for Littleborough in the Central Lancashire League, he replaced Sir Garry Sobers as the clubs paid man for the 1976 season, continuing in the role for the 1977 and 1978 seasons. During his three year stay at Littlebourough his amassed over 1500 runs with the bat and took 334 wickets at 9.34 runs apiece. He signed for Somerset for the start of the 1977 season. Garner appeared in 58 Tests between 1977 and 1987 and took 259 wickets at an average of above 20, making him statistically one of the most effective bowlers of all time.

At 6-foot-8-inch he was at the time the tallest fast bowler. However, it was in limited overs cricket that Garner put his height to use with devastating effect: in 98 matches he took 146 wickets, he had the ability to unleash a devastating yorker, as well as generate more bounce. As of January 2020, he is one of only two players with more than 100 ODI wickets at an average of under 20 runs per wicket, while his economy rate of 3.09 runs per over is the best for any bowler who bowled at least 1000 balls. He is the all time, his 5 for 39 in the 1979 Cricket World Cup final against England remains the best performance by a bowler in a final. He was the part of the West Indian team, runner-up in 1983 ICC Cricket World Cup. In the finals he, along with Sir Andy Roberts, set the highest 10th wicket partnership in World Cup history. Garner played for Barbados in the West Indies, for South Australia in the Sheffield Shield and alongside Viv Richards and Ian Botham for Somerset in the English County Championship.

He was at Somerset in the most successful time in the county's history. In Barbados, his club team was YMPC; until the appearance of the 7-foot-1-inch tall Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Irfan in 2010, former Australian pace bowler Bruce Reid and Irish fast bowler Boyd Rankin were the equal-tallest players to play international cricket. In October 2010 Garner was named interim manager of the West Indies for the tour of Sri Lanka, he was one of the new faces in the team including captain Darren Sammy. In the 2013 election he was the BCA candidate for vice-president of the West Indies Cricket Board, losing to Dave Cameron's running mate, Emmanuel Nanthan of Dominica, 8–4; as of 2016 he continues as Barbados Cricket Association president, spearheads West Indies’ drive in Masters Cricket, has served as a West Indies selector, fulfils various other duties. Joel Garner at ESPNcricinfo Barbados Cricket Association Profile

Euonymus hamiltonianus

Euonymus hamiltonianus, known by the common names Hamilton's spindletree and Himalayan spindle, is a species of flowering plant in the family Celastraceae. It is native to Asia, where it is distributed in Afghanistan, China, Korea, Nepal and Burma; this is one of the most common Euonymus species. It is cultivated in landscapes in other parts of the world. In the wild, this species may grow to be a tree up to 20 meters tall; the leaf blades are somewhat oval with pointed tips and measure up to 15 centimeters long. They are leathery to papery in texture with rough surfaces and wavy edges; the inflorescence is a cymose cluster of each nearly a centimeter wide. The brown, yellowish, or reddish fruit capsule splits into four sections holding brown seeds with orange arils; this species includes several varieties which some authorities maintain as separate species, E. yedoensis. Like some other spindles, this plant is cultivated as an ornamental for its fall foliage, which can be many bright shades of red and yellow.

The fruits and large seeds are considered attractive. Cultivars include'Coral Charm', which has light pink fruit capsules containing seeds with red arils, and'Red Elf', a shrubbier breed with dark pink fruits and seeds with orange-red arils. A number of novel chemical compounds have been isolated from this plant, including the coumarins euonidiol and euoniside and several triterpenes

Koloman Moser

Koloman Moser was an Austrian artist who exerted considerable influence on twentieth-century graphic art and one of the foremost artists of the Vienna Secession movement and a co-founder of Wiener Werkstätte. Moser designed a wide array of art works, including books and graphic works from postage stamps to magazine vignettes. Born in Vienna, he studied at the Wiener Akademie and the Kunstgewerbeschule, where he taught from 1899, his designs in architecture, jewellery and tapestries helped characterise the work of this era. Moser drew upon the clean lines and repetitive motifs of classical Greek and Roman art and architecture in reaction to the Baroque decadence of his turn-of-the-century Viennese surroundings. In 1901/1902, he published a portfolio titled Die Quelle of elegant graphic designs for such things as tapestries and wallpaper. In 1903, Moser and his colleague Josef Hoffmann founded Wiener Werkstätte, whose studios and artisans produced a number of aesthetically and functionally designed household goods, including glassware, silverware and textiles.

In 1904, he created the Apse mosaic and glass windows for the Kirche am Steinhof in Vienna, designed the decoration of the Medallion House of the Linke Wienzeile Buildings for architect Otto Wagner. In 1905, together with the Klimt group, he separated from the Vienna Secession; the same year, he married Editha Mautner von Markhof, the daughter to one of Austria's great industry fortunes. In 1907 Moser, due to internal conflicts and as his plans for reorganising the Werkstätte weren't realised, withdrew from the Wiener Werkstätte. Koloman was one of the designers for Austria's leading art journal Ver Sacrum; this art journal paid great attention to design and was designed by Moser, Gustav Klimt and Josef Hoffmann. His design for the cover of one edition of the art journal was plagiarized by well known street artist and designer, Shepard Fairey. One of Moser's most prominent designs used in a building was selected as a main motif of one of the most famous euro collectors coins: the Austrian 100 euro Steinhof Church commemorative coin, minted on 9 November 2005.

On the reverse of the coin, the Koloman Moser stained glass window over the main entrance can be seen. In the centre of the window is God the Father seated on a throne; the window is flanked with a pair of bronze angels in Jugendstil style designed by Othmar Schimkowitz. On 3 May 2010 Swann Galleries auctioned the third volume in Moser's three-volume series "Die Quelle," containing 30 sumptuous decorations for flat surfaces, such as tapestries and fabrics, in the original portfolio; each plate was double sided, with a colour design on one side and a black-and-white design on the other. It sold for an auction record price of $12,600. To commemorate the centennial of his death, the Museum of Applied Arts Vienna is honoring Koloman Moser with one of the most comprehensive solo shows to date. Stefan Üner: Koloman Moser; the Photographic Eye, in: PhotoResearcher, No 31, Vienna 2019, p. 134–147. Stefan Üner: Die Kunst der Präsentation. Koloman Moser als Ausstellungsdesigner, in: Parnass, 4/2018, p. 22–24.

Stefan Üner: The Art Of Presentation. Koloman Moser As Dissertation. University of Applied Arts Vienna, Vienna 2016 Fenz, Werner. Koloman Moser. Salzburg: Residenz Verlag. ISBN 3-7017-0369-8. Leopold, Rudolph. Koloman Moser: 1868-1918. Catalog of the Kolo Moser exhibition in the Leopold Museum. Munich: Prestel Publishing. ISBN 978-3-7913-3879-8. Moser, Koloman. Turn-of-the-Century Viennese Designs. Dover Pictorial Archives. New York: Dover Publications. ISBN 978-0-486-40269-7. Rennhofer, Maria. Koloman Moser: Master of Viennese Modernism. London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 978-0-500-09306-1. Salm-Salm, Marie-Amelie. Klimt, Moser, Kokoschka. Paris: Editions de la Réunion des musées nationaux. ISBN 0-85331-934-0. Staggs, Janis. Wiener Werkstatte Jewelry. Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz. ISBN 3-7757-2165-7. Media related to Koloman Moser at Wikimedia Commons Koloman Moser Online Catalogue Raisonné Koloman Moser as a painter – Speech by Stefan Üner Wiener Werkstätte Koloman Moser at WOKA Koloman Moser article in cosmopolis.ch Biography and Works by Koloman Moser

Jack Deere

Jack Deere is an American charismatic pastor and theologian. He was an associate professor of Old Testament at Dallas Seminary. In the late 1980s, he abandoned his earlier theological position, announcing that he had experienced the charismatic gifts for himself through the ministry of John Wimber. From 1988 to 1992 he pastored a Vineyard church, pastored a Presbyterian church in Montana from 1994 to 1996, he remained in Montana for several years while traveling and speaking, moved back to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex where he was pastor of Wellspring Church in North Richland Hills, now pastored by Michael Rowntree. Deere's first book, published in 1993, Surprised by the Power of the Spirit details his journey into charismatic Christianity, argues against the cessationist position that the miraculous gifts of the Spirit have ceased, he deals with the arguments of B. B. Warfield and John MacArthur, among others. A companion book, Surprised by the Voice of God, argues for contemporary prophecy and supernatural revelation.

He speaks about the ministry of Paul Cain. Using biblical and contemporary examples Deere argues that it has always been normal for God to speak to His children both from the Scripture and in their daily experience; this book was slated to be a chapter in Deere's first book, "Surprised by the Power of the Spirit", but Deere had so much material to cover, a second book was needed. C. Peter Wagner said this book “is the new operator’s manual for those who want to be participants, not just spectators, in today’s prophetic movement; this book will help you put it all together, get it up and running, troubleshoot whatever problems arise.” Deere was reared in Ft. Worth, the oldest of four children; when Jack was twelve years old, his father unexpectedly took his own life. The sorrow and great impact of this loss impelled him at first to be a rebel for a time, but at age 17 to begin a relationship with Jesus Christ; the profound change in him revealed a bent toward scholarship, so he attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where he majored in Philosophy.

While there, he started working with the ministry of Young Life, leading high school students to the Lord. After graduation from TCU in 1971, he attended Dallas Theological Seminary concentrating in Greek and Hebrew study of the Bible, earning both a Master and a Doctor of Theology degree. In 1976, he was invited to join teaching Hebrew and Old Testament. During his tenure at Dallas Seminary, he pastored two churches. In 1986, after a thorough re-examination of the scriptures, Deere reversed his position on the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, came to see that all the gifts of the Spirit are for today, did not cease with the formation of the New Testament canon. On, this experience became the basis of his two companion books, "Surprised by the Power of the Spirit" followed by "Surprised by the Voice of God". At the end of 1987, Dr Deere left the Dallas Seminary faculty and joined the staff of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church in Anaheim, pastored at that time by his friend, Vineyard movement founder John Wimber.

In 1992, Deere left the Anaheim Vineyard for Montana, where he began a ministry as a writer and conference-speaker. Tragically, in December 2000, his 23-year-old son Scott, home for Christmas, ended his life in the family home after struggling with drug and alcohol addiction for many years; this led to an immediate relocation back to Texas for a long period of recovery. In the spring of 2004 Dr Deere began Wellspring Church in North Richland Hills, Texas, a church he pastored for many years. In his book "Even in Our Darkness," Deere writes at length about his wife Leesa's struggle with alcoholism and his own personal failures. More he relinquished all leadership positions to be able to devote himself to full-time care of his wife, they moved from Colleyville, Texas to Tennessee; the Deeres have two grown children and Alese. Books: Deere, Surprised by the Power of the Spirit, Jack, Surprised by the Voice of God, Jack, The Beginner's Guide to the Gift of Prophecy, Jack, Even in Our Darkness: A Story of Beauty in a Broken Life, Sermon given January 13, 2012 at the 12th Annual Winter conference of the Anglican Missions in the Americas Morning Worship, Houston TX: "The Three Distinct Phases of My Life With God."

Http://www.virtueonline.org/houston-tx-three-distinct-phases-my-life-god Jack Deere's church website

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler was an American actor, film producer and singer best remembered for playing Cochise in Broken Arrow, for which he was Oscar nominated. He was one of Universal Pictures's more popular male stars of the 1950s, his other credits include Sword in the Desert, Female on the Beach and Away All Boats. In addition to his acting, he was known for his good looks, his distinguished gray hair, his musical recordings. Chandler was born Ira Grossel to a Jewish family in the Brooklyn, the only child of Anna and Phillip Grossel, he was raised by his mother after his parents separated. He attended Erasmus Hall High School, the alma mater of many stage and film personalities, where he acted in school plays. Chandler's father was connected with the restaurant business and got his son a job as a restaurant cashier. Chandler said he always wanted to act, but courses for commercial art were cheaper, so he studied art for a year and worked as a layout artist for a mail order catalogue at $18 a week, he saved up enough money to take a drama course at the Feagin School of Dramatic Art in New York.

He worked in radio got a job in a stock company on Long Island as an actor and stage manager. He worked for two years in stock companies, including a performance of The Trojan Horse opposite the famous singers and actors Gordon MacRae and his wife Sheila MacRae, who became his good friends. Chandler formed his own company, the Shady Lane Playhouse, in Illinois in the summer of 1941; this toured the Midwest with some success, presenting such plays as The Bad Man, Seventh Heaven, The New Minister and Pigs. When America entered World War II, Chandler enlisted in the army, he served for four years in the Aleutians, finishing with the rank of lieutenant. After being discharged from the Army, Chandler moved to Los Angeles in December 1945 with $3,000 he had saved. Shortly after his arrival, he was involved in a serious car accident on the way to a screen test, which resulted in a large scar on his forehead. Chandler struggled to find work in Hollywood and had spent all his savings when he got his first job as a radio actor in May 1946.

He went on to appear in episodes of anthology drama series such as Escape and Academy Award Theater, became well known for playing the lead in Michael Shayne. Chandler was the first actor to portray Chad Remington in Frontier Town. Chandler had appeared on air in Rogue's Gallery with Dick Powell, impressed by the actor and put pressure on Columbia to give Chandler his first film role, a one-line role as a gangster in Johnny O'Clock, he did not get the part. He went on to play small roles as gangsters in Roses are Red and The Invisible Wall, a policeman in Mr Belvedere Goes to College. Chandler received more attention playing Eve Arden's boyfriend on radio in Our Miss Brooks, which debuted in July 1948 and became a massive hit. Chandler's performance in Our Miss Brooks brought him to the attention of executives at Universal, who were looking for someone to play an Israeli leader in Sword in the Desert, he was cast in February 1949. Chandler impressed studio executives so much with his work that shortly into filming Universal signed him to a seven-year contract.

His first film under the arrangement was a supporting role in Abandoned. Writer-director Delmer Daves was looking for an actor to play Cochise in Broken Arrow at 20th Century Fox; the part was proving tricky to cast. Chandler's performance as a similar resistance-leader-type in Sword of the Desert brought him to the studio's attention, he was borrowed from Universal for the role in May 1949; as part of the arrangement, Chandler signed a deal with Fox to make a film a year with them for six years. He had to be written out of his radio shows Michael Shayne and Our Miss Brooks for several weeks. Broken Arrow turned out to be a considerable hit, earning Chandler an Oscar nomination and establishing him as a star, he was the first actor nominated for an Academy Award for portraying an American Indian. Before Broken Arrow was released, Chandler was upped to leading man status back at Universal, he was meant to make Death on a Sidestreet and The Lady Count but neither ended up being made. Instead he took over a role meant for Dana Andrews, a Lucky Luciano-style gangster in Deported, for producer Robert Buckner, who cast him in Sword in the Desert.

"I don't know why I got it," Chandler joked at the time, "maybe it's because I'm saving them money." The movie was shot on location in Italy, although Chandler's radio commitments meant some of it had to be filmed in Hollywood. It was back to Fox for his second film for them, as an embittered Union cavalryman in Two Flags West for director Robert Wise. Chandler replaced Lee J. Cobb and it was one of his least typical roles, a character part rather than a leading man. Once again, location work required him to commute back and forth to Hollywood throughout the shoot. Returning to Universal, Chandler played an adventurer in Smuggler's Island, a role he liked because he said was close to his real personality; however Hollywood tended to cast him in different nationalities. According to one profile, "he has unusual face, with taut, bony features which seem to fit neatly into any sort of role."He was reunited with Fox and Delmer Daves to play a Polynesian chief in Bird of Paradise, which Chandler admitted was a variation of his performance as Cochise.

It was the last film he made outside Universal for a number o

Jesus Was a Country Boy

"'Jesus Was a Country Boy" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Clay Walker. It was released in July 2004 as the final single from his album A Few Questions, it peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks in 2004. The song was written by Rivers Rutherford. In an interview with CMT, Walker stated "Jesus Was a Country Boy" was meant to be twofold—tongue-in-cheek for one, but there is a pretty deep meaning to it; the song is written in a more light-hearted way. I feel like people get so confused and wrapped up in religious doctrine that sometimes a person can lose what the meaning is—if that makes any sense. We get so wrapped up in the doctrine of laws that we lose what the true meaning is, and, to love your neighbor as yourself; that is kind of what this song is about. It is more a Sermon-on-the-Mount song."Walker told Country France, "The material, given to me to record is different soundly. I wrote a few of the songs, I wrote a song called “Jesus Was A Country Boy”, it's different, kind of a bold statement."

The male narrator explains that Jesus was a country boy because of the lifestyle Jesus lived which he compares to that of a "country boy". Dan MacIntosh of Country Standard Time wrote "Walker is inept at theology, as this album's title track fails to help explain why bad things happen to good people, "Jesus Was A Country Boy" isn't going to bring in any new converts." Cheryl Harvey Hill of Country Stars Online wrote that the song has "A powerful old message is conveyed in a melodic, new way." For the week of July 10, 2004 the song debuted at #55. "'Jesus Was a Country Boy" is Walker's twenty-fifth Top 40 single on the Billboard country singles charts. The song peaked at #31 on the chart week of September 25. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics