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Bob Dagnall

Robert "Bob" Dagnall is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, at club level for Rochdale Hornets, St. Helens and Pilkington Recs, as a hooker, i.e. number 9, during the era of contested scrums. Bob Dagnall's birth was registered in Prescot district, England. Bob Dagnall won caps for Great Britain while at St. Helens in 1961 against New Zealand, in 1964 against France, in 1965 against France. Bob Dagnall played hooker in St. Helens' 12-6 victory over Wigan in the 1961 Challenge Cup Final during the 1960–61 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1961, in front of a crowd of 94,672. Bob Dagnall played hooker in St. Helens' 15-9 victory over Swinton in the 1960 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1960–61 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 29 October 1960, played hooker in the 25-9 victory over Swinton in the 1961 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1961–62 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 11 November 1961, played hooker in the 7-4 victory over Swinton in the 1962 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1962–63 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 27 October 1962, played hooker in the 15-4 victory over Leigh in the 1963 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1963–64 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 26 October 1963, played hooker in the 12-4 victory over Swinton in the 1964 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1964–65 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 24 October 1964.

Bob Dagnall played hooker in St. Helens' 0-4 defeat by Castleford in the 1965 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1965–66 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Tuesday 14 December 1965. Bob Dagnall is a St Helens R. F. C. Hall of Fame inductee.! Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk Profile at saints.org.uk Photograph'1961 series Great Britain v New Zealand' at rlhp.co.uk

Ayo Aderinwale

Ayodele Patrick Aderinwale MFR is the Executive Director of the Africa Leadership Forum in Ota, Nigeria. Aderinwale was born in Nigeria, he attended the University of Lagos for his first degree in Political Science and a Master of Science in Political Economy and International Relations in 1985 and 1987, respectively. He is an alumnus of the United Nations University's International Leadership Academy, of Harvard University's Executive Programme for Leaders in Development, he provides consulting services for several international agencies, including the United Nations, European Union and the former Organization of Africa Unity now known as the African Union. He participated in the initial drafting of the Millennium Plan for Africa which became the New Partnership for Africa's Development and was an inaugural member of the Nigeria Steering Committee of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism, he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Justrite Limited, one of the largest superstores in Lagos and Ogun States.

As the Executive Director of ALF, he began several programs such as the Regional African Parliamentarians Conference, the Africa Women's Forum, the Legislative Internship Programme and the Democratic Leadership Training Workshop. He helped create the Conference on Stability, Security and Cooperation in Africa, adopted by the African Union in 2002. Presently he is the deputy chief coordinator at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library while Obansanjo remains the chief coordinator. On 21 December 2006, the President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, conferred on him the membership of the Order of the Federal Republic, his classmates and colleagues launched a foundation, the Ayodele Aderinwale Foundation for Education and Leadership in Africa in his honor, which provides scholarships to young boys and girls in schools across the country. Leadership Forum

The Sky Hawk

The Sky Hawk is a 1929 American pre-Code adventure film and distributed by Fox Film Corporation and directed by John G. Blystone; the screenplay was adapted by Llewellen Hughes from his article "Chap Called Bardell" and novelized by Guy Fowler. The film stars Helen Chandler and Gilbert Emery. World War I British aviator Jack Bardell is discharged from the service after a suspicious aircraft crash that his fellow pilots believe show that he was a coward in the face of the enemy, he is left temporarily paralyzed from the waist down, enlists the aid of his mechanic Tom Berry to rebuild a wrecked fighter aircraft. Bardell recuperates to the extent that he is able to fly again, redeeming himself during a German Zeppelin attack over London, bringing down one of the airships. In a period when studios were adapting to the new "sound" technology, The Sky Hawk utilized sound throughout the production. One of the most impressive aspects of the film was Special Effects Coordinator Ralph Hammeras creating a large-scale miniature of the city of London in the Fox Studios airfield hangar built for Hell's Angels.

Hammeras created special mechanical effects, utilizing miniature aircraft and a model Zeppelin in the climatic Zeppelin raid sequence. Blystone's brother Jasper was the assistant director on The Sky Hawk; the production was completed over a five-week period beginning in August 1928. Location shooting took place at Ross Army Air Field in California. For The Sky Hawk, the base was converted into a Royal Air Force air base, with a small group of Thomas-Morse Scout, Laird Swallow and Travel Air biplanes "dressed up" as British fighters; the Sky Hawk premiered on December 1929, at the Gaiety Theater in New York to positive reviews. Mordaunt Hall of The New York Times praised the film, noting: "A melodrama of the skies which has not been equaled in its adroit handling, its competent acting, its authentic atmospheric effects, or the tonal quality of the voices of the participants was launched last night by William Fox at the Gaiety Theatre." The Sky Hawk on IMDb The Sky Hawk at the TCM Movie Database The Sky Hawk at AllMovie Answers.

Com The Sky Hawk Galeon.com Ralph Hammeras photo of London miniature made for The Sky Hawk Dust jackets for the novelization by Guy Fowler of The Sky Hawk

Alt.tv.simpsons

Alt.tv.simpsons is a usenet newsgroup dedicated to discussing the American television program The Simpsons. Created in 1990, the newsgroup became a popular community in the early 1990s, continues to exist as of 2019, it is known for nitpicking minor details on the show. The writers of The Simpsons know about the forum and have on several occasions read the comments made on it; the character Comic Book Guy is used in the show to lampoon and respond to the newsgroup's fans. In interviews some writers have admitted that they do not like being scrutinized, but other writers have participated in the discussions on the forum. Independent commentators call the forum an example of an "active audience" and have claimed The Simpsons is tailor-made for such a forum; the newsgroup was created by Gary D. Duzan during the third week of March 1990, four months after the first airing of a regular episode of the program, the episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" – a Christmas special that aired on December 17, 1989.

At the time Duzan was in his third year. The newsgroup was created before there was a world wide web, which emerged in 1993, so those earliest discussions were held on text-only platforms. According to Chris Turner, a Canadian journalist and writer of the book Planet Simpson, the newsgroup was among the most trafficked newsgroups of the early 1990s. In that period it became a popular community on the Internet. According to Brian Reid, a computer scientist, tracking newsgroup traffic since 1985, alt.tv.simpsons was the most popular television newsgroup in May 1994, ahead of a discussion newsgroups about general television newsgroup, Monty Python, the Late Show with David Letterman and soap operas. Since there is no official method for measuring newsgroup traffic, the list is considered unofficial. From its inception, users would use the newsgroup to discuss the quality of the episode, as well as to talk about continuity errors and trivia, they would discuss cultural references related to pop culture.

Another common topic is freeze frame gags, which are jokes that can only be seen when the viewer tapes the episode and freezes the image. All of these many discussions were compiled and submitted to The Simpsons Archive, which contains at least 330 episode guides as well as other guides; the newsgroup provides The Simpsons Archive with information on the characters and the setting, as well as a compilation of articles about the show and interview with its cast and crew. Among the most frequent topics of discussion are the real-life location of Springfield, the sexuality of Waylon Smithers and "Who Shot Mr. Burns?", a two-episode publicity stunt in which Mr. Burns was shot by an unknown character; the writers inserted many secret clues into the episode and implemented a contest in which whoever first discovered the shooter would be animated on an episode of the show. Although the alt.tv.simpsons community debated this mystery to an extreme degree, no one guessed the right answer, therefore no one was animated on the show.

Due to contest regulations, a winner had to be selected out of a random sample of entries. The sample did not contain any correct answers, so the winner, chosen did not have the right answer and was paid a cash prize in lieu of being animated; the writers of the show sometimes make jokes at its expense. Within the series, the character Comic Book Guy is used to represent a stereotypical inhabitant of alt.tv.simpsons. The first such instance occurred in the seventh-season episode "Radioactive Man," in which Comic Book Guy is logging on to his favorite newsgroup alt.nerd.obsessive. Comic Book Guy's oft-repeated catchphrase, "Worst episode ever," first appeared on alt.tv.simpsons in an episode review and David S. Cohen decided to use this fan response to lampoon the passion and the fickleness of the fans; the eighth season episode "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show" is seen as a satire of the "hardcore fans" that make up the newsgroup, as well as a response to the viewer backlash and obsession with internal consistency those fans express.

When Comic Book Guy sees the Poochie episode, he goes on the Internet and writes, “Worst episode ever” on a message board. The writers respond by using the voice of Bart Simpson: Comic Book Guy: Last night's Itchy & Scratchy was, without a doubt, the worst episode ever. Rest assured. Bart: Hey, I know it wasn’t great, but what right do you have to complain? Comic Book Guy: As a loyal viewer, I feel they owe me. Bart: What? They’re giving you thousands of hours of entertainment for free. What could they owe you? If anything, you owe them. Comic Book Guy: Worst episode ever; the catchphrase further appears in the eleventh season episode "Saddlesore Galactica," and as the title of the twelfth season episode "Worst Episode Ever." The catchphrase can be used for describing other things by saying, "Worst.. Ever."The writers use the newsgroup to test how observant the fans are. In the seventh-season episode "Treehouse of Horror VI", the writer of segment Homer3, David S. Cohen, deliberately inserted a false equation into the background of one scene.

The equation that appears is 178212 + 184112 = 192212. Although a false statement, it appears to be true when evaluated on a typical calculator with 10 digits of precision. If it were true, it would disprove Fermat's last theorem, which had just been proven when this episode first aired. Cohen gener

Jahurul Islam (entrepreneur)

Jahurul Islam was a Bangladeshi entrepreneur. He was the founder-chairman of the Islam Group. Islam was born on 1 August 1928 in Bhagalpur village of Bajitpur thana under Kishoreganj District, East Bengal, British Raj, he studied in Bajitpur High School. He completed his matriculation exams from Calcutta, he could not pursue further education due to financial constraints. He joined the C and B department as a low level government employee in 1948. Islam started his career as a contractor after leaving government service, using the experience he gained at the C and B department. In 1965 he founded Eastern Housing Ltd. During the Bangladesh famine of 1974, he opened five food kitchens to feed the poor. In 1975 he established Bengal Development Corporation, his company built buildings of the Sangshad Bhaban compound, Bangladesh Bank building, Bangladesh High Court building, Bangladesh Supreme Court building, MP hostel, major highways in Bangladesh. He established furniture factories. Bengal Development Corporation received contracts for construction in Abu Dhabi and Yemen.

In 1989 Islam founded Hospital. Islam died on 19 October 1995 in Singapore, he died from a heart attack. His son, Manzurul Islam, is the current chairman of Islam Group