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John FitzGibbon, 2nd Earl of Clare

John FitzGibbon, 2nd Earl of Clare KP GCH PC was an Irish aristocrat and politician. FitzGibbon was born on 10 July 1792, he was 1st Earl of Clare and his wife, the former Anne Whaley. He had two siblings, the Hon. Richard Hobart FitzGibbon, Lady Isabella Mary Anne FitzGibbon, his maternal grandparents were Richard Chapel Whaley, of Whaley Abbey in County Wicklow, the former Anne Ward. His uncle was a Member of Parliament for Newcastle, his father was the second, but first surviving son, heir, of John FitzGibbon, of Mount Shannon in County Limerick and Eleanor FitzGibbon. Upon his father's death in 1802, he succeeded to the titles of Baron FitzGibbon in the Peerage of Great Britain and Earl of Clare in the Irish Peerage, he was educated at Harrow School and Christ Church, graduating in 1812. From 1820 to 1851, he was active in estate management when not in public office, from 1820 onwards was active in the House of Lords. In 1830 he became a Privy Councillor, the same year was appointed Governor of Bombay, serving until 1835.

In 1835 he was invested as a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Guelphic Order, was a member of the Royal Asiatic Society from 1839 and invested as a Knight of St Patrick in 1845. He was Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Limerick from 1846 to 1849 and afterwards Lord Lieutenant of the City of Limerick for the remainder of his life. On 14 April 1826, he married the Hon. Elizabeth Burrell, daughter of Peter Burrell, 1st Lord Gwydwyr and Lady Priscilla Bertie, suo jure Baroness Willoughby de Eresby, her dowry was between £30,000 and £60,000. The couple lived apart, Lady Clare moving to the Isle of Wight where she built a Catholic church at Ryde and a Priory at Carisbrooke, he was known to have been a great friend of Lord Byron while attending Harrow School. Byron had claimed to love him "ad infinitum" and said that he could never hear the word "Clare" without "a murmur of the heart". Lord Clare died on 18 August 1851 and, as he had no issue, was succeeded in his titles and estates by his younger brother.

His remains are deposited in Catacomb B, Vault 63, in Kensal Green Cemetery, London where his cap of maintenance may be seen inside the vault. His widow was buried at Mountjoy Cemetery in Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, next to her close companion Miss Charlotte Elliot. John Fitzgibbon, 2nd Earl of Clare, Governor of Bombay at the National Portrait Galler, London

Tightrope (Walk the Moon song)

"Tightrope" is a song by American rock band Walk the Moon. It was written by Eli Maiman, Kevin Ray, Nicholas Petricca and Sean Waugaman; the song appeared on the band's first major-label debut album, Walk the Moon, was included on its own self-titled EP as the lead track. Joe Robinson from Diffuser praised the song's production with its "infectious melodies, swirling guitars and party-starting dance beats all swirled together through an electronic pulse." Although never released as an official stand-alone single for download, "Tightrope" peaked at number 15 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, giving Walk the Moon their second top twenty hit on that chart after "Anna Sun". Outside the Alternative Songs chart, it reached number twenty one on the Adult Alternative Songs chart, number twenty seven on the Hot Rock Songs chart, number thirty three on the Rock Airplay chart; the song appeared on the Mexico Ingles Airplay chart for one week at number 81. The official music video for "Tightrope" was released in October 5, 2012.

"Tightrope" was used in a commercial for the HP Envy 4 Ultrabook computer, The song was featured in the game Saints Row IV. Digital download"Tightrope" – 3:29 Credits adapted from the liner notes of Walk the Moon. LocationsRecorded at Doppler Studios and Maze Studios, Georgia Mixed at The Ballroom Studio, Los Angeles, California Mastered at Marcussen Mastering, CaliforniaPersonnel

Wolcott, Colorado

Wolcott is a census-designated place and a U. S. Post Office located in Eagle County, United States; the population as of the 2010 census was 15. The Wolcott Post Office has the ZIP Code 81655. A post office called Wolcott has been in operation since 1889; the community was named after a United States Senator from Colorado. Wolcott is located in central Eagle County at 39°42′10″N 106°40′42″W, in the valley of the Eagle River, a west-flowing tributary of the Colorado River. U. S. Route 6 passes through the community, following the river, while Interstate 70 forms the southern edge of the CDP, with access from Exit 157. I-70 and US-6 each lead west 10 miles to Eagle, the county seat. Colorado State Highway 131 intersects I-70 at Exit 157, passes through the center of Wolcott, leads north 72 miles to Steamboat Springs. Outline of Colorado Index of Colorado-related articles State of Colorado Colorado cities and towns Colorado census designated places Colorado counties Eagle County, Colorado Colorado metropolitan areas Edwards, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area List of cities and towns in Colorado Eagle County, Colorado

State Times

State Times is an Indian English language daily newspaper from the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The publication is owned and operated by State Times Group, J&K; the newspaper is read in the northern states of India and has included Delhi edition in its repertoire. It claims on its website that in 2007 it was decorated with J&K Government’s most prestigious Best Media Award. Jammu & Kashmir and Delhi State Times publishes an online edition catering to the needs of people spending most of their time on digital media providing real time news updates via e-paper. General News Editorial District News Business News National News News from J&K International News Sports News Communications in India List of newspapers in India Media of India History of Kashmir Official website

Irving Harris

Irving B. Harris was an American businessman and philanthropist. With his brother Neison, he co-founded the Toni Home Permanent Company, sold to the Gillette Safety Razor Co. in January 1948 for $12.6 million. The original Toni manufacturing facility was located in a former schoolhouse near Forest Lake, Minnesota. Born and raised in Saint Paul, Harris did much of his charitable work in Chicago, but he donated to the arts in Aspen, Colorado. Harris contributed most of his money to programs for children and the arts such as the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, he attended Yale University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1931. In 1986, Harris gave a donation that established The Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at The University of Chicago. Mr. Harris gave the lead gift in 1954 to create public television station WTTW in Chicago - he served as the station's Chairman of the Board, his philanthropy created several non-profits in Chicago - Family Focus and the Ounce of Prevention Fund are "children" of Irving Harris, as is Erikson Institute, the graduate school in child development he helped found in 1966.

Harris published a book, Children in Jeopardy, in 1996. Harris had a wife named Joan. Harris is the grandfather of noted New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer, son of Roxanne Harris Frank; the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Web site Erikson Institute Web site Irving Harris Bio WHI Family Office Website

Wahome Mutahi

Wahome Mutahi was a beloved humourist from Kenya. He was popularly known as Whispers after the name of the column he wrote for The Daily Nation from 1982 to 2003, offering a satirical view of the trials and tribulations of Kenyan life. Mutahi was well known in theatre where he wrote and acted in English- and Kikuyu-language plays that caricatured Kenya's society and politics using his company Igiza Productions. A memorial bust of the late Wahome has been erected at the Kenya National Theatre. Outside of Kenya, he wrote humour columns for Ugandan publications The Lugambo. Among his books are Three Days on the Cross which won the prestigious Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature, Jail Bugs and the immensely popular How To Be a Kenyan, based on his newspaper columns. Others include The Miracle Merchants, Mr Canta, Hassan the Genie, The Ghost of Garba Tula and Just Wait and See. In 1986 Mutahi was arrested with his brother Njuguna Mutahi and detained in the infamous Nyayo House torture chambers in Nairobi.

He was charged with sedition and alleged association with the underground Mwakenya Movement and transferred to Kamiti Maximum Security Prison. They were both released after fifteen months without being brought to trial, his imprisonment inspired him to write Three Days on the Jailbug. In early 2003 Mutahi underwent what was supposed to be a routine and painless operation at the Thika District Hospital to remove a lipoma from his back, he had been assured by a surgeon friend, who had offered to do the operation, that the procedure would take less than 15 minutes. Because of a blunder by the anaesthesiologist, he went into a coma from which he never awoke, his family was waiting for his condition to improve before they could fly him to London for corrective neurosurgery. Mutahi died on 22 July 2003 at the Kenyatta National Hospital after 137 days in a coma. All his life he expressed his solidarity with the average Kenyan through his refrain: "I am neither too foolish nor too clever." By the time Whispers died, he had grown into a formidable art form.

In the mainstream press, both The Standard and The Nation have attempted to "reincarnate" Whispers through surrogate writers. Benson Riungu reintroduced "Benson's World", written along the lines of Whispers in the Sunday Standard after Mutahi's death; the Sunday Nation tried the "Whispers" column with a new writer but it never worked. However, the style of expression developed over the years by Mutahi in Whispers is still best expressed in politics through humour and the use of certain diffused iconographic imagery. In 2009, the Sunday Nation introduced another humour column, Staffroom Diary, written by a Mwalimu Andrew —, today regarded as the best humour writing in Kenya after Whispers, it is a humorous story about the experiences of Mwalimu Andrew, a Primary school teacher in rural Kenya. The teacher studies at Kenyatta University which enables him to write on humour both in the village and in town. Mwalimu Andrew style is a little different from Whispers' in the sense that his anecdotes are stories that lead from one episode to another, all of them humorous.

The column is popular among teachers countrywide and is published in Citizen newspaper, Tanzania. It is not yet known who writes Staffroom Diary, nor is it clear whether he is indeed a primary school teacher or a creative writer, - but it seen as the best replacement of Whispers, his family has started the Wahome Mutahi memorial trust to further his work humour and theatre. In addition, the Kenya Publishers Association started the bi-annual Wahome Mutahi award for literature, in his honour in 2005. A book analysing Wahome Mutahi's works titled Wahome Mutahi's World was published and edited by Herve Maupeuand Patrick Mutahi