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Jud Taylor

Judson Taylor was an American actor, television director, television producer. Born in New York City, Taylor graduated from the University of Berkeley. Taylor is best known for his directorial work on 1960s television shows such as Star Trek, Dr. Kildare, The Man from U. N. C. L. E.. In the early 2000s, he directed several episodes of Order: Special Victims Unit. Taylor directed more than 40 made-for-TV movies, including the award-winning Tail Gunner Joe and Foxfire, the final film appearances of both Susan Hayward and David Janssen. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, before becoming an established director, Taylor worked as an actor, he had a recurring role on Dr. Kildare as "Dr. Gerson", he appeared in several episodes of The Fugitive and Twelve O'Clock High playing different characters. Other TV programs in which he had small roles included Gunsmoke, Men of Annapolis, Wagon Train, he played the part of Goff, one of three Americans, in the feature film The Great Escape. Taylor was vice president of the Directors Guild of America from 1977 to 1981 and president from 1981 to 1983.

He died following a long illness. Attack! – Pvt. Jacob R. Abramowitz - radioman General Electric TheaterBellboy The Garment Jungle – Latzo Gunsmoke – Ed Thorpe Harbormaster – Pete Men of Annapolis – Red Magruder / Weaver The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin – Charlie Buffalo Follow the Sun – Peter Wagon Train – Arthur Dr. Kildare – Dr. Thomas Gerson The Interns – Dr. Van Wyck The Great Escape – 2nd Lieutenant Goff The Fugitive – Sergeant Rainey / Toby Weems / Joey / Floyd 12 O'Clock High – Lieutenant Morgan / Sergeant Loren / Lieutenant Harold Zimmerman Return to Earth Woman of the Year Incident at Crestridge Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Jud Taylor on IMDb Jud Taylor at Memory Alpha

2018 British Grand Prix

The 2018 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 8 July 2018 at the Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, United Kingdom. The race was the 10th round of the 2018 Formula One World Championship, it marked 73rd running of the British Grand Prix, the 69th time that the race had been run as a World Championship event, the 52nd time that the World Championship event had been held at the Silverstone Circuit. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel entered the race with a one-point lead over Lewis Hamilton in the Drivers' Championship. In the Constructors' Championship, Ferrari led Mercedes by ten points; the circuit featured three drag reduction system zones. The two used in previous years – positioned on the Wellington and Hangar Straights – returned, with a third zone placed on the pit straight; as DRS is deactivated when the driver brakes, drivers were able to use the system through the Abbey and Farm corners as these corners could be taken flat-out when the car is low on fuel. This brought increased risk as DRS reduces drag by cancelling out aerodynamic grip at a time when aerodynamic grip improves the car's ability to take corners at speed.

Drivers were able to manually deactivate DRS before the corners if they were unable or unwilling to take the corner with the use of DRS. The race marked the first time; the decision to allow the use of DRS through the corners drew criticism as drivers felt that using DRS through Abbey corner was unsafe. Drivers found the best approach was to manually deactivate DRS before the corner without slowing before reactivating it on the corner exit; this approach was necessary as slowing. FP1 saw Romain Grosjean crash at Abbey, after he left his DRS open whilst taking the corner, Max Verstappen stopped on the pit straight with a gearbox issue. In FP2, Verstappen crashed at Luffield and Pierre Gasly's Toro Rosso broke down. In FP3, Brendon Hartley had a heavy crash. Q1 was red flagged as Lance Stroll went into the gravel and his car had to be removed. After an early showing from Ferrari, Hamilton took his 6th around Silverstone. Ferrari qualified 3rd, with Valtteri Bottas 4th. Hartley missed qualifying after the heavy crash in FP3, started from the pit lane, along with Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin.

Charles Leclerc made Q3 for the second time, qualifying in P9. Hamilton was jumped by Vettel and Bottas. At Turn 3, Kimi Räikkönen made contact with Hamilton, spinning him into last. Sergio Pérez spun at the start, narrowly avoiding the Williams cars exiting the pit lane. Hartley failed to exit the pit lane. Räikkönen was given a 10 second time penalty for causing the collision between himself and Hamilton, which he served in the pits on lap 14. On lap 19, Leclerc retired after exiting the pits with a loose wheel. On lap 32, Marcus Ericsson crashed after failing to deactivate his DRS quick enough; this brought out a safety car, both Ferraris and both Red Bulls pitted for a 2nd time, for the soft tyres. Mercedes chose to leave their drivers out to gain track position. On lap 38, Grosjean and Carlos Sainz crashed at Copse. On lap 46, Verstappen subsequently retired with a brake by wire issue; the next lap, Vettel overtook Bottas for the lead of the race, which he kept until the chequered flag, making it his second victory at Silverstone, the first since 2009.

Vettel became the first Ferrari driver to win at Silverstone since Fernando Alonso in 2011. Notes^1 – Sergey Sirotkin was required to start from the pit lane after changing his rear wing. ^2 – Lance Stroll failed to set a lap time during qualifying. He was allowed to race at the stewards' discretion, he was required to start from the pit lane after changing his rear wing. ^3 – Brendon Hartley did not take part in qualifying after crashing in FP3. He was allowed to race at the stewards' discretion, he was required to start from the pit lane after changing his chassis. Notes^1 – Pierre Gasly finished 10th, but received a 5-second penalty for causing a collision. ^2 – Max Verstappen retired from the race, but was classified as he completed more than 90% of the race distance. Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. 2018 Silverstone FIA Formula 2 round

Dissolution of the Monasteries

The Dissolution of the Monasteries referred to as the Suppression of the Monasteries, was the set of administrative and legal processes between 1536 and 1541 by which Henry VIII disbanded monasteries, priories and friaries, in England and Ireland, appropriated their income, disposed of their assets, provided for their former personnel and functions. Although the policy was envisaged as increasing the regular income of the Crown, much former monastic property was sold off to fund Henry's military campaigns in the 1540s, he was given the authority to do this in England and Wales by the Act of Supremacy, passed by Parliament in 1534, which made him Supreme Head of the Church in England, thus separating England from Papal authority, by the First Suppression Act and the Second Suppression Act. Professor George W. Bernard argues: The dissolution of the monasteries in the late 1530s was one of the most revolutionary events in English history. There were nearly 900 religious houses in England, around 260 for monks, 300 for regular canons, 142 nunneries and 183 friaries.

If the adult male population was 500,000, that meant that one adult man in fifty was in religious orders. At the time of their suppression, a small number of English and Welsh religious houses could trace their origins to Anglo-Saxon or Celtic foundations before the Norman Conquest, but the overwhelming majority of the 625 monastic communities dissolved by Henry VIII had developed in the wave of monastic enthusiasm that had swept western Christendom in the 11th and 12th centuries. Few English houses had been founded than the end of the 13th century. 11th- and 12th-century founders had endowed monastic houses with both'temporal' income in the form of revenues from landed estates, and'spiritual' income in the form of tithes appropriated from parish churches under the founder's patronage. In consequence of this, religious houses in the 16th century controlled appointment to about two-fifths of all parish benefices in England, disposed of about half of all ecclesiastical income, owned around a quarter of the nation's landed wealth.

An English medieval proverb said that if the Abbot of Glastonbury married the Abbess of Shaftesbury, the heir would have more land than the King of England. The 200 houses of friars in England and Wales constituted a second distinct wave of foundations all occurring in the 13th century. Friaries, for the most part, were concentrated in urban areas. Unlike monasteries, friaries had eschewed income-bearing endowments; the Dissolution of the Monasteries in England and Ireland took place in the political context of other attacks on the ecclesiastical institutions of Western Roman Catholicism, under way for some time. Many of these were related to the Protestant Reformation in Continental Europe. By the end of the 16th century, monasticism had entirely disappeared from those European states whose rulers had adopted Lutheran or Reformed confessions of faith, they continued in those states that remained Catholic, new community orders such as the Jesuits and Capuchins emerged alongside the older orders.

But, the religious and political changes in England under Henry VIII and Edward VI were of a different nature from those taking place in Germany, France and Geneva. Across much of continental Europe, the seizure of monastic property was associated with mass discontent among the common people and the lower level of clergy and civil society against powerful and wealthy ecclesiastical institutions; such popular hostility against the church was rare in England before 1558. These changes were met with widespread popular suspicion. Dissatisfaction with the general state of regular religious life, with the gross extent of monastic wealth, was near to universal amongst late medieval secular and ecclesiastical rulers in the Latin West. Bernard says there was widespread concern in the 15th and early 16th centuries about the condition of the monasteries. A leading figure here is the scholar and theologian Desiderius Erasmus who satirized monasteries as lax, as comfortably worldly, as wasteful of scarce resources, as superstitious.

At that time, quite a few bishops across Europe had come to believe that resources expensively deployed on an unceasing round of services by men and women in theory set apart from the world be better spent on endowing grammar schools and university colleges to train men who would serve the laity as parish priests, on reforming the antiquated structures of over-large dioceses such as that of Lincoln. Pastoral care was seen as much more important and vital than the monastic focus on contemplation and performance of the daily office. Erasmus had made a threefold criticism of the monks and nuns of his day, saying that: in withdrawing from the world into their own communal life, they elevated man-made monastic vows of poverty and obedience above the

Vivian Harris

Ivan Vivian Harris is a Guyanese professional boxer who held the WBA super lightweight title from 2002 to 2005. After Harris arrived in the U. S. he began his amateur boxing career, racking up 45 wins, 5 losses, 32 KO's. In 1995, Harris won the Metros championship, the New York Golden Gloves two years later. Following these successes, Harris turned professional in 1997. Harris made his professional debut on November 4, 1997, when he fought Levi Long and KO'd him in the first minute of the first round. In December of the same year, Harris defeated Adam Salas, forcing the referee to stop the bout prematurely; this pattern of aggressive fighting continued for years. Harris won against several competitors, until he faced Ray Oliveira in early 2000. Harris was not able to match Oliveira's overall punch output, lost a 10-round decision; that year, Harris was matched against Ivan Robinson, a fight that many thought he convincingly won. However, due to New Jersey's consensus scoring system, Harris was forced to accept a draw.

On October 19, 2002, Harris defeated Diobelys Hurtado and captured the WBA junior welterweight title. Harris defended his title twice in the next two years against Souleyman Mbaye and Oktay Urkal, respectively. In June 2005 Harris was set to fight Colombian boxer Carlos Maussa as a part of the Thunder and Lighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. v. Arturo Gatti pay-per-view. Harris started the fight aggressively, hurt Maussa in the first round, he continued gunning for a knockout. However Maussa survived, started to get stronger as the fight went on. At this point, Harris grew visibly tired as he tried to score a knockout. However, in the seventh round, Maussa caught Harris with a left hook; as the referee began counting, Maussa delivered another punch to Harris as he was down, although Harris was hurt by the first blow, the subsequent late punch did not land cleanly. Harris failed to answer the 10-count and the bout was scored as a knockout for Maussa. Vivian Harris and Junior Witter met on September 6, 2007, in Doncaster, fighting for the WBC light welterweight belt.

Witter came out more aggressive than usual, winning the first six rounds until knocking Harris out in the seventh with a punishing left hook that caught Harris off-guard. Harris once again fell short of winning a championship, not able to answer the count of 10 in his second straight title fight. Vivian Harris and Mexican Noe Bolanos met on August 14, 2009, in Tucson, Arizona, in the main event of ESPN's Friday Night Fights. In Round 2, Harris and Bolanos collided heads. Harris collapsed while the ringside doctor was talking with him. Harris appeared to be conscious but not alert, he left the ring on a stretcher, was allowed to walk around the fighter area, was taken to a local hospital as a precaution. The referee stopped the fight at 40 seconds of Round 2, declaring the match a No Contest. Six months he fought against Lucas Martin Matthysse, losing by a controversial fourth-round TKO. In his next fight on the undercard of Mora vs. Mosley against futurewelterweight champion Victor Ortiz, Harris was dropped three times in round two, was dropped a fourth time in the third round for a KO loss to Ortiz.

Returning in 2011 against welterweight Jesse Vargas, Harris was battered in the first round, appearing unprepared for the bout and without skills or stamina, gave up at the end of the round ending his career with his third consecutive KO loss. It turns out Vivian had only two weeks notice for this fight and had to drop several pounds in a short time, including two pounds on the day of the fight itself; this caused his performance to suffer. Vivian fought again in July 2011 against Lanardo Tyner, losing a controversial unanimous decision to him. Harris and several ringside reporters felt. In 2009, Harris became the subject of an upcoming television reality series produced by John Edmonds Kozma and shot by filmmaker Richard O'Sullivan; the unnamed reality series never aired. Professional boxing record for Vivian Harris from BoxRec

Anton Florian, Prince of Liechtenstein

Anton Florian was the Prince of Liechtenstein between 1718 and 1721. He was born in what is now Lower Austria. During the War of the Spanish Succession, he went to Spain, where he was the Chief Intendant and Prime Minister of the Archduke Karl, who became Emperor Charles VI after the sudden death of his brother in 1711. Florian returned to Vienna for Charles's coronation, he was the Imperial Chief Intendant and Chairman of the Secret Council until he died in 1721. On 23 January 1719, Charles VI created the new principality of Liechtenstein from the domains of Seigneury of Schellenberg and County of Vaduz, which were both held by the Liechtenstein family; this was done so that Anton Florian could be admitted to the Reichstag, which required that all members had land, subordinate only to the Emperor himself. Thus, Anton Florian became the first Prince of Liechtenstein, it is the only monarchy of the Holy Roman Empire. He was the 591st Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in Austria, he died in Vienna in 1721.

Anton Florian married Eleonore Barbara Catharina, Countess of Thun-Hohenstein on 15 October 1679. They had 11 children, most of whom died in early childhood: Prince Franz Augustin Princess Eleonore Princess Antonia Maria Eleonore Prince Karl Joseph Florian Prince Anton Ignaz Joseph Joseph Johann Adam, Prince of Liechtenstein Prince Innozenz Franz Anton Princess Maria Karoline Anna Prince Karl Joseph Princess Anna Maria Antonie.

The Possum Drop

The Possum Drop is any one of several New Year's Day celebrations in which a possum is lowered from height at midnight. In contrast to other events of its kind, which involve replicas, a "possum drop" uses a live animal as its prop. In Brasstown, North Carolina, an annual event at Clay's Corner convenience store was organized by proprietors Clay and Judy Logan. At midnight on New Year's Eve, instead of dropping an inanimate object, a plexiglass pyramid containing a live opossum was lowered from the roof of the store; the animal was lowered to prevent the occurrence of injury. The opossum was not "dropped; the event organizer moved the event to Andrews, North Carolina for the 2018-2019 event upon Clay and Judy Logan's retirement. After lawsuits by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and appeals to state officials by concerned citizens, the town opted not to continue the Possum Drop for 2020; the festivities included a contest with local men dressed as women to compete for the title "Miss Possum Queen" as well as bluegrass music and beverages, souvenir merchandise.

These celebrations, along with a rasslin' competition, will continue despite the end of the Possum Drop. In Tallapoosa, Local businessman Danny Welch organizes the annual event; the Possum Drop festivities include food vendors, T-shirts and souvenirs, live music, fireworks after midnight. A special Kids Drop with Fireworks is at 9 PM for the children who may not be able to stay up until the midnight drop; the Master of Ceremonies for the December 31, 2019 celebration is Atlanta Television Personality, George Franco with Fox 5 News in Atlanta. Attendance in recent years has been in excess of 7000. With the cancellation of the 2019 Peach Drop in Atlanta, Ga. crowds are expected to be larger for the 2019 Possum Drop. Shuttle Bus Service is designated parking areas; this event differs from the one in Brasstown due to the usage of a taxidermied possum rather than a live one. It is humane and no live wild animal is tormented by fireworks. Spencer the famous possum is suspended in a wire ball wrapped with Christmas lights and is kept at ground level most of the night to allow spectators to see and have pictures taken with him.

At about 11:30 PM he is raised to the top of the Cain Law Firm Building and at midnight amidst great fanfare and cheers is lowered to the ground to signify the start of the new year. A living animal is not lowered: Spencer was a real opossum found dead in the wild and was stuffed by local taxidermist Bud Jones. Spencer's name is a tribute to Ralph L. Spencer; the event has grown over the last five years and attracts visitors from across the country who travel to Tallapoosa to celebrate New Year's Eve. The event has caught the attention of national media; the Learning Channel chose The Possum Drop in Tallapoosa as the location to film the New Years Special for their series Here comes Honey Boo Boo. Possum drops have been subject to criticism and protest from PETA, an organization that considers the drop a form of animal cruelty. PETA sued to stop the 2013 Brasstown possum drop, under the premise that the state wildlife commission did not have the authority to issue the permits for such an event.

North Carolina General Statue 113-274-- appears to authorize the state wildlife commission to issue such permits. In spite of this, the organizers used a dead opossum instead, after deciding they could not afford legal expenses that could result from defying PETA's request as they had planned to do. PETA did not object to using an dead animal; the North Carolina legislature passed a law in 2013 to expressly allow the commission to issue such permits, the Brasstown event resumed in 2014. Thousands of local residents and from all over the US signed petitions to stop this event using a live opossum. Brasstown received more national attention for the 2015 New Year Possum Drop when PETA again filed a motion to prevent Clay Logan from obtaining a capture permit. Clay Corner's site PETA Files Lawsuit to Stop Opossum Drop