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Kenneth H. Jackson

Prof Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson CBE FRSE FSA DLitt was an English linguist and a translator who specialised in the Celtic languages. He demonstrated how the text of the Ulster Cycle of tales, written circa AD 1100, preserves an oral tradition originating some six centuries earlier and reflects Celtic Irish society of the third and fourth century AD, his Celtic Miscellany is a popular standard. In retirement, Jackson continued his work on Goidelic languages; however he suffered a stroke in 1984. An obituary was published in The Times on 8 March 1991 and in Nomina 15. Born at Beddington, England, he was the son of Alan Stuart Jackson and his wife, Lucy Hurlstone, his early education was at Hillcrest School, at Whitgift School in Croydon, from 1920 to 1928. He won an open scholarship to St John's College, Cambridge in 1928, he studied under Nora Chadwick, becoming fluent in six Celtic languages. At Cambridge he read Classics and studied the early cultures of Ireland and Britain, he was awarded a travelling scholarship during which he undertook study and fieldwork in Wales and Ireland.

In the 1950s he spent his vacations recording dialects for the Linguistic Survey of Scotland. Jackson returned to Cambridge in 1934 as a lecturer in Celtic. In 1939 he went to Harvard University and was appointed an associate professor in 1940, being the first chair of the Department of Celtic Language and Literature, he undertook war service with the Uncommon Languages section of British censorship. Afterwards he went back to Harvard, became a full professor in 1948, he accepted the chair of Celtic Languages and Antiquities at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. While at Edinburgh Jackson published articles and books on the ancient Celts, the Dark Ages and Middle Ages, on all six modern Celtic languages, on folklore and dialects. A bibliography of his publications appears in Studia Celtica 14/14, pp 5–11, his writings are always insightful and stimulating the only sources in English for their subject, where the reader may wish to disagree with his conclusions, the weight of his erudition and mastery of the early Celtic material must be taken into account.

It is scarcely possible to come across a publication or longer article on Celtic studies that does not refer to Professor Jackson's work. There is the advantage for those not familiar with the Celtic languages that much of his work is in an English-language medium, although this can make an appreciation of Celtica rather unbalanced, as an understanding of sources in at least Welsh can help develop a larger picture, where different opinions are represented. 1935. Studies in Early Celtic Nature Poetry, Cambridge: University Press. 1935. Early Welsh Gnomic Poems, University of Wales Press. 1951, see below 1971 1953. Language and History in Early Britain: a chronological survey of the Brittonic languages, first to twelfth century A. D. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press. 1955. "The Pictish Language" in F. T. Wainwright The Problem of the Picts. Edinburgh. 1955. Contributions to the Study of Manx Phonology, University of Edinburgh Linguistic Survey of Scotland Series. 1959. "The Arthur of History" Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

ISBN 0-19-811588-1. 1959. "Arthur in Early Welsh Verse" Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages, Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1961. "The international popular tale and early Welsh tradition" The Gregynog Lectures, 1961, Cardiff: University of Wales Press. 1964. The Oldest Irish Tradition: a window on the Iron Age, Cambridge: University Press. Reprinted 1999. 1967. A Historical Phonology of Breton, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies ISBN 978-0-901282-53-8 1969; the Gododdin: the Oldest Scottish poem, Edinburgh: University Press. 1971. A Celtic Miscellany: Translations from the Celtic Literatures. ISBN 0-14-044247-2. Poetry and prose from six Celtic languages, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Breton. 1990. Aislinge Meic Con Glinne, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin, ISBN 0-901282-94-4 Jackson was a Fellow of the British Academy and a Commissioner for the ancient and historical monuments of Scotland, he held honorary degrees from universities in England, Wales and Brittany. He was appointed a CBE in 1985 for his work on Celtic studies.

He was an Honorary Fellow of the Modern Language Association. He was a member of the Council of the English Placename Society for over forty years, being both Vice-President and President, he gave the John Rhys Lecture at the British Academy in 1953 on "Common Gaelic", the 1964 Rede Lecture on "The Oldest Irish Tradition". In 1977 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, his proposers were Douglas Grant, Evelyn Ebsworth, Neil Campbell, Arnold Beevers, Sir Thomas Malcolm Knox. He resigned in 1979, he married Janet Dall Galloway on 12 August 1936. Their two children and Stephenie, were born in the United States but brought up in Scotland. Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press. Studia Celtica 14–15, pp 1–11; the English Placename Society Journal, Volume 23 pp 49–50. Studia Celtica 26–27, 202–212. Proceedings of the British Academy 80, pp 319–32. Nomina 15, pp 127–29, 1991–2

Frank D'Amelio

Frank D’Amelio is a former U. S. soccer defender who played one season in the North American Soccer League, one in the American Soccer League and the 1980–1981 indoor NASL season. He coached for over two decades on the collegiate, high school and youth club levels. D'Amelio moved to the United States at some point during his early youth, he attended Baldwin High School. He began college at Adelphi University in 1976, he took a year off to play for the U. S. U-21 national team in 1977 returned to college at the University of Evansville, he spent the 1979 seasons with the Purple Aces. He was inducted into the Evansville Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992. In 1980, the Philadelphia Fury selected D'Amelio in the first round of the North American Soccer League's college draft, he played eight games for the Fury. In the fall of 1981, he moved to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and played the 1980–1981 NASL season before being released, he moved to New York United for the 1981 American Soccer League season. United went to the championship game where it fell to the Carolina Lightnin'.

He retired from playing professionally at the end of the season. D'Amelio began his coaching career as an assistant coach with Evansville in the fall of 1980 as he finished his bachelor's degree in languages. In 1982, he coached the Reitz Memorial High School soccer team to the semifinals of the Indiana State championship. However, it was an unpaid position and D'Amelio was making a living as a construction worker with Traylor Brothers Construction Company. In March 1983, his brother and sister were able to get him a position as a blackjack dealer in Las Vegas at a considerable increase in salary compared to his construction work, he lived in Nevada for only a year or two before moving to East Rockaway, New York where he worked for KLM. He played at the amateur level and was an assistant coach with Baldwin High School. In 1993, he returned to Las Vegas. In 1998, he became an assistant coach at a position he held for eight seasons. In 2003, he became the head coach of the Las Vegas Strikers in the National Premier Soccer League.

The Strikers folded following the 2006 season. He coached at Valley High School. In 2006, he coached the Las Vegas Toros in the National Alliance Soccer League. UNLV coaching profile


Barseen spelled as Barsin, is a village near City of Fatehabad, Haryana. It belongs to Hissar Division of Haryana, it is 5 km from National Highway 10 and Fatehabad city. It is 217 km away from Haryana State capital 228 km from National capital New Delhi, it is close to the Punjab State Border. The famous Archaeological site called Banawali of Indus Valley civilization 2400-2900 BC, is only 21 km from this village, it is 28 km away from famous historical and tourist place called Agroha. The village is headed by Sarpanch, elected for five years along with other Gram Panchayat members. Punjabi and Bagri are the local languages of this village. Barseen is surrounded by Bhattu Kalan from South, Ratia Tehsil from North, Bhuna from East; the cities Hissar, Fatehabad and Sirsa are within 50 km range from Barseen. The village is located on the western side of Haryana state of Northern India; this village and surrounding area has not experience any significant earthquake. Floods are caused due to heavy rain water.

The climate in the village and surrounding areas includes, cool winter. Sometimes, temperature is in extreme with dryness and dust storms are experienced during summer months. Gram Panchayat

Prostitution in the British Overseas Territories

The British Overseas Territories or alternatively, United Kingdom Overseas Territories, are 14 territories under the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the United Kingdom. They are the parts of the British Empire that have not been granted independence or have voted to remain British territories; these territories do not form part of the United Kingdom and, with the exception of Gibraltar, are not part of the European Union. Most of the inhabited territories are internally self-governing, with the UK retaining responsibility for defence and foreign relations; the rest have a transitory population of military or scientific personnel. The territories of Akrotiri and Dhekelia are British military bases on the island of Cyprus; the large presence of British troops on the island led to laws on prostitution while Cyprus was under British administration. Prostitution is legal in Anguilla, but related activities such as brothel keeping, are illegal under sections 171 - 181 of the Criminal Code. Brothels are common on the island, most villages have a'sports bar' where prostitutes work.

These bars have bedrooms at the back. Many of the prostitutes are from Venezuela. Law enforcement turns a blind eye to these activities. In 2016, photojournalist Belinda Soncini produced a photo-blog of about the prostitutes on the island entitled'Desperate Women: Venezuela’s Latest Export'. Prostitution is legal in Bermuda but related activities such as running a brothel are illegal under the Criminal Code. Women coming to the island to work as prostitutes, or is a known prostitute, may be refused entry under the immigration laws. Many of the prostitutes in the country are from Dominican Republic and Panama. In 2010 the visa requirements for people from these countries was changed to attempt to curb prostitution. Street prostitution occurs in Hamilton, on Front Street. Bermuda has a long history of prostitution fuelled by the British garrison and sailors visiting the island. One of the best known former brothels, The Queen Of The East, was demolished in 2016, it was built in the 1740s. In 1968, when homosexuality was still outlawed in the Royal Navy, the'Bermuda case' caused concern to naval authorities.

The owner of a gay brothel on the island had recorded the names and ships of more than 400 sailors who had visited the brothel making them the targets for blackmail. The British Antarctic Territory is uninhabited except for research personnel; the islands of the British Indian Ocean Territory are uninhabited except for military personnel and contractors. Prostitution is legal in the British Virgin Islands, but related activities such as soliciting and procuring are illegal. Known prostitutes or those known to be living off the proceeds of prostitution can be refused entry visas to the country. Prostitution occurs in brothels and strip clubs in the capital, Road Town; the National AIDS Programme distributes condoms and advice to the sex workers. Prostitution in the Cayman Islands is legal but related activities such as brothel keeping are prohibited by the Penal Code. Prostitution in the Falkland Islands is legal but related activities such as solicitation and keeping a brothel are prohibited by the Crimes Ordinance 2014.

A man compelling his wife to become a prostitute is a grounds for divorce under the Matrimonial Proceedings Ordinance 1967. Soldiers returning from tours on the islands report little or no prostitution in the Falkland Islands. Prostitution is illegal in Gibraltar. In 1725 there were about 1,000 Catholics and Jews living in Gibraltar, about 100 British; some of the British women were prostitutes. The British military buildup on Gibraltar started during the Spanish siege of 1727. One diarist noted that in that year there was much excitement as a ship was due in from Ireland with prostitutes on board. In the 19th century, the military authorities in charge took the view prostitution was inevitable where soldiers and sailors were stationed. A rescindable permit was required by non-British people to reside in Gibraltar; the permits were only issued to prostitutes. Failure to comply once in Gibraltar would result in the permit being withdrawn. British prostitutes in Gibraltar were brought into the scheme by withdrawing permits to any alien prostitutes who they resided with if the British prostitute didn't accompany them to the examination.

The police kept a close scrutiny on the prostitutes. By the end of the 19th century, prostitution had centred around a street called Seruya’s Ramp, known locally as Calle Peligro. By this time most of the prostitutes were Spanish nationals. In 1892 it was noted by an official in the Colonial Office that 47'native' prostitutes was too few to service the needs of the 4,926 men in the garrison plus sailors from ships docked in the harbour; when the brothels were shut down and prostitution banned by Governor Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien in January 1922, the prostitutes moved across the Spanish border to the Calle Gibraltar area in La Línea. Prostitution in Montserrat is common; however related activities such as controlling prostitution or living off the earnings of prostitution are prohibited by the Penal Code. Following the eruption of the Soufrière Hills Volcano in 1997 that buried the capital, many migrant workers came to the island from Guyana, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. With them came prostitutes from the Dominican Republic, prostitution on the island increased.

The Pitcairn, Henderson and Oeno Islands are uninhabited. Apart from involvement in child prostitution, there are no prostitution laws on the Pitcair

Jade Clarke

Jade Clarke is an English netball player. A midcourt defender, Clarke was selected for the England national netball team in 2002, making her senior debut the following year against New Zealand. During her international career, she has competed at four Netball World Championships, four Commonwealth Games, the 2009 and 2011 World Netball Series. Clarke plays domestic netball in the Netball Superleague, having played four seasons with Loughborough Lightning before switching to the Northern Thunder for 2009–10. In 2010, Clarke was signed to play in the Australasian ANZ Championship with New Zealand–based team the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic, as a Temporary Replacement Player for injured midcourter Peta Scholz. In 2011, she was named as the captain of England, after the retirement of Karen Atkinson after the 2011 Netball World Championships, she captained them to a first gold medal in the 2011 World Netball Series. In 2012, she signed on to play for Northern Mystics for the ANZ Championships, she signed with the Canterbury Tactix for the 2013 season.

After 2 seasons with the Canterbury Tactix Clarke signed with the Sydney-based NSW Swifts signing as their import player. On 21 September 2014, Clarke was inducted into the England Netball Hall of Fame. In September 2015, it was confirmed. On 20 February 2016, it was announced she would be returning to Australia to play for Adelaide Thunderbirds, she stayed in Australia until 2018. Clarke was a member of the gold medal winning England team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, she was selected in the 12-player squad for the Roses at the 2019 Netball World Cup. Jade Clarke was born in 1983 in Manchester and studied Sports Science at Loughborough University. 2014 Mainland Tactix Members' Player of the Year 2013 Tactix Player of the Year 2003–present England Netball Team 2014 England Netball Captain Inducted into the England Netball Hall of Fame 2014 England Commonwealth Games Netball Team Captain 2011, 2015 World Netball Championship Bronze Medal with England 2011 FastNet World Netball Series Gold Medal with England 2006, 2010 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medal with England 2018, Commonwealth games Gold medal with England

Sahara Smith

Sahara Smith is an American singer-songwriter who released her debut album in 2010. Sahara Smith was born in Austin and spent her youth in Wimberley, Texas, she began writing poetry at age 3, with a poem published in the "Anthology of Poetry for Young Americans" while in the second grade, music at age twelve and at age fifteen took second place in A Prairie Home Companion's'Talent from 12-20' contest on May 8, 2004, performing "It Don't Rain Much" and "Twilight Red". A studio recording of "Twilight Red" would be included on her debut album. Producer T-Bone Burnett noticed Smith and took her into the studio to record her debut album, Myth of the Heart, released in 2010 and described as a "hybrid of folk, Americana and bluegrass". Smith appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman in November 2010. Smith says her musical influences include Tom Waits. In 2006 an Austin Chronicle music reporter said: "Her musical sophistication and the uncanny maturity of her lyrics astonished me" and she is "the most gifted young performer I've seen in 26 years."

A Seventeen article described her as a "striking, lanky redhead exudes confidence and grace" and described her vocals as "a mixture of the soulful folk melodies of Jewel with the soothing vocals of Norah Jones”. A Los Angeles Times music reviewer said "Smith creates Cinemascope-like wide-screen portraits of romantic passion and unrequited love in her richly impressive, intensely soulful debut album." Other reviewers mention her "smoky voice, bluesy folk sound" that "invokes lazy summer nights and sweaty slow dancing". In June 2013 she is working on a new 10-song album. "The name Girl Pilot comes from a book of comics from the 1940s called "Smilin' Jack and the Daredevil Girl Pilot" that I've had since I was 13. I've carried that name around with me for years, because my new album is so different from the last, so indicative of who I am now, this feels like the perfect moment to use it. I've never been so excited to do what I do, or felt so eager to take control of my life and my career. Girl Pilot feels somehow correct."

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