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Kate Mulgrew

Katherine Kiernan Mulgrew is an American actress. She is known for the roles of Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager and Galina "Red" Reznikov on Orange Is the New Black, she first came to attention in the role of Mary Ryan on the daytime soap opera Ryan's Hope. Mulgrew is the recipient of a Critics' Choice Award, a Saturn Award, an Obie Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, has received Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominations, she is an active member of the Alzheimer's Association National Advisory Council and the voice of Cleveland's MetroHealth System. Mulgrew was born in 1955 in Dubuque, into an Irish American Catholic family, to Thomas James "T. J." Mulgrew II, a contractor, Joan Virginia Mulgrew, an artist and painter. She attended Wahlert High School in Dubuque. At age 17, she was accepted at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting in New York, conjoined with New York University in New York City. Mulgrew left NYU after one year. During this time, to earn money while in New York, Mulgrew worked as a waitress.

Her early career included portraying Mary Ryan for two years on the ABC soap Ryan's Hope. She is still associated with the show long after its cancellation. Mulgrew remains friends with former co-star Ilene Kristen and presented a special Soap Opera Digest Award to Ryan's Hope creator Claire Labine in 1995. While in Ryan's Hope, she played the role of Emily Webb in the American Shakespeare Theatre production of Our Town in Stratford, Connecticut. Mulgrew played ambitious country singer Garnet McGee in a November 1978 episode of Dallas. In 1979-80, she played Kate Columbo in Mrs. Columbo, a spin-off of the detective series Columbo, created for her, which lasted 13 episodes. In 1981, Mulgrew co-starred with Richard Burton and Nicholas Clay in the Arthurian love triangle Lovespell as Irish princess Isolt, who casts a spell on Mark, King of Cornwall, his surrogate son, Tristan. During that same year, she co-starred with Pierce Brosnan in the six-hour miniseries about Irish immigrants in 19th century America called Manions of America.

In 1985, she appeared in Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins in the role of Major Fleming. In 1986, she appeared in a run of Cheers episodes as Janet Eldridge. In 1987, she appeared in Throw Momma from the Train as Margaret, Billy Crystal's character's ex-wife. In 1992, Kate appeared on Murphy Brown as Hillary Wheaton, a Toronto-based anchorwoman brought in to replace Murphy Brown during her maternity leave, but who turned out to have the same problem with alcoholism as Brown had dealt with at the beginning of the series. In 1992, she played a guest-starring role as a soap-opera star who kills her husband and tries to cover it up, on Murder, She Wrote, episode number 170, titled "Ever After". Around the same time, she guest-starred in three episodes of Batman: The Animated Series as the terrorist Red Claw, she had an uncredited appearance on Beverly Hills, 90210, Season 6, Episode 5 "Lover's Leap" as a doctor. In 1995, Mulgrew received a call to take the part of Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager.

She had auditioned for the role when producers announced casting, She submitted a video-taped audition, which she made in New York City in August 1994. Unhappy with this audition, she auditioned in person a few weeks later; that day, film actress Geneviève Bujold was selected to play Janeway, but she left the role after two days of filming, realizing that the amount of work required for an episodic television show was too demanding for her. Mulgrew was offered the role, which she accepted suggesting "Kathryn" as the character's final first name. Mulgrew made history in the Star Trek franchise when she became the first female captain as a series regular in a leading role. Voyager was the first show broadcast on the new UPN channel, the only series renewed after the channel's first programming season, its only show to run for seven seasons, making it UPN's longest running show. Mulgrew won the Saturn Award for "Best TV Actress" in 1998 for her performances as Janeway. Mulgrew voiced the character of Janeway for various Star Trek video games: Star Trek: Captain's Chair, a virtual-reality tour of various Starfleet vessels for home computers.

About her years on Voyager, Mulgrew said: I'm proud of it. It was difficult. I'm proud of the work. I grew to love Star Trek: Voyager, out of a cast of nine, I've made three great friends, I managed to raise two children. I think, ``. I used myself well." Speaking about the best and worst part about playing a Star Trek captain, she said: The best thing was the privilege and the challenge of being able to take a shot at the first female captain, transcending stereotypes that I was familiar with. I was able to do that in front of millions of viewers; that was a remarkable experience—and it continues to resonate. The downside of, that it continues to resonate, threatens to eclipse all else in one's long career if one does not up the ante and stay at it, in a way that may not ordinarily be necessary. I have to work at changing and reinventing myself in a way that would not have happened had Star Trek not come along. I knew that going in, I think that all of the perks attached to this journey have been inexpressively great.

So the negatives are small. During Voyager, Mulgrew played the role of Titania in the animated series Gargoyles and Victoria

Green-legged Partridge

The Green-legged Partridge is an old breed of chicken indigenous to Poland. It is characterised by the unusual reseda green colour of the shanks.:522 The Green-legged Partridge was first described by Bronisław Obfidowicz in 1879. In 1894 a flock was shown by Roman Ujejski at the General Provincial Exhibition in Lviv. A breed standard was drawn up by Maurycy Trybulski in 1921, the breed was recognised in 1923. From 1930 it was raised in some 70% of the country. However, egg production was found to be variable, birds did not adapt well to intensive management. Numbers declined. Conservation efforts began in the 1970s. Between 1946 and 1954 Laura Kaufman crossed the Green-legged Partridge breed with American Plymouth Rock birds to create the Polbar; the aim was to introduce the barred gene of the Plymouth Rock to make chicks auto-sexing – female Polbar chicks can be distinguished from males at one day old by the longer black eye-stripe. There are two strains of each with one flock; the ZK strain has since 1945 been kept at Felin near Lublin, in the eastern part of the country, by the University of Life Sciences of that city.

It is kept for conservation only. At the end of 2014 there were 1170 birds; the Z11 strain was kept at Życzyn from 1972 until 1995, when it was moved to the National Research Institute of Animal Production experimental station in Chorzelów. The Green-legged Partridge is well adapted to extensive management, it is not suited to intensive management, becomes subject to cannibalism, feather loss and feather-pulling if kept enclosed. Egg-laying performance is poor. Both meat and eggs have good flavour; the breed is kept only for reasons of conservation

Pascal Arimont

Pascal Arimont is a Belgian Member of the European Parliament for the Christian Social Party, which sits in the EPP Group, as the single MEP from the German-speaking electoral college of Belgium. Arimont grew up in Born in the German-speaking Community of Belgium. From 1998 to 2002, Arimont was parliamentary assistant to MEP Mathieu Grosch. In 2014, the single German-speaking MEP since 1994, decided not to stand for re-election, Arimont was the CSP's candidate in the 2014 European Parliament elections. In the European Parliament, he is member of the Committee on Regional Development, of the delegation for relations with the countries of Central America and of the delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly. From 2006 until 2009, he was provincial councillor of Liège. From 2009 until 2014 he was member of that Parliament, where he was parliamentary group leader for the CSP. Personal website