Larry King Live is an American television talk show, hosted by Larry King on CNN from 1985 to 2010. It was CNN's most longest-running program, with over one million viewers nightly. Aired from CNN's Los Angeles studios, the show was sometimes broadcast from CNN's studios in Atlanta, New York or Washington, D. C. where King gained national prominence during his years as a radio interviewer for the Mutual Broadcasting System. Every night, King interviewed one or more prominent individuals celebrities and businesspeople; the one-hour show was broadcast three times a day in some areas, was seen all over the world on CNN International. On June 29, 2010, King announced; the final episode aired on December 16, but a new episode on the war against cancer aired two days on December 18. Larry King Live was replaced by Piers Morgan Tonight, a talk show hosted by the British television personality and journalist Piers Morgan, that began airing January 17, 2011, it was renamed Piers Morgan Live in 2013, ran its last episode on March 28, 2014 after being cancelled.
Larry King conducted interviews from the studio, but he interviewed people on-site in the White House, their prison cells, their homes, other unique locations. Critics have claimed that Larry King asks "soft" questions in comparison to other interviewers, which allows him to reach guests who would be averse to interviewing on "tough" talk shows, his reputation for asking easy, open-ended questions has made him attractive to important figures who want to state their position while avoiding being challenged on contentious topics. When interviewed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, King said that the secret to a good interview is to get the guest to talk about him- or herself, to put oneself in the background pool. A 1996 interview in the Washington Post had King note that he sometimes slips hard questions in between softballs. King prefers one-sentence questions. In interviews, King has proclaimed that he prepares as little as possible for each program, does not read the books of the authors he interviews, admitted that the show was not journalism but "infotainment".
He said that he tries to project an image of earnestness and sincerity in each interview, the format of the show reinforces that. In response to "'softball' questions" accusations, King says, "I've never understood that. All I've tried to do is ask the best questions I could think of, listen to the answers, follow up. I've never not followed up. I don't attack anybody – that's not my style – but I follow up. I've asked people who say this,'What's a softball question?' They'll say,'You say to some movie star, what's your next project?' To me, that's not a softball. To me, that's interesting – what are you doing next?" King accepted call-in questions on some nights. Callers were identified only by city and state/province, not by name. Surprise guests telephoned the show and comment, like governors and celebrities. At times, prank calls came in. During major election coverage, the program may center on political analysis and commentary, as the show's prime time airing coincides with the closing of polls in many states.
Larry King would air near the end of each hour with various guests during election coverage while hosting a panel at the end of the night, midnight eastern the usual time slot for the show's daily repeat outside of live election coverage. One of King's recurring topics is the paranormal. A frequent guest is John Edward of the popular television show Crossing Over with John Edward. Edward comes on the show and gives callers a free chance to communicate, via him, with their dead loved ones. King had alleged psychics such as Sylvia Browne and James Van Praagh on from time to time to do readings and discuss the future. King sometimes allows skeptics such as James Randi to debate the psychics. In an April 2005 episode, King hosted a panel discussion regarding Evangelical, Jewish and atheist views on the afterlife. King has had topics about UFOs and Extraterrestrials where he pits believers against skeptics. King is frequently accused of pandering to sensationalist news stories. After the death of a prominent celebrity, King would either replay a recent program featuring said celebrity or will bring on family members and close confidantes to the deceased to reminisce on the departed's life.
Each studio set features an identical colored-dot map of the world in the background and one of King's trademarks, a vintage RCA microphone, on the desk. The microphone is a prop, as his guests use lapel microphones. On June 3, 1985, Larry King Live debuted on CNN, with then-Governor of New York Mario Cuomo as King's first guest; the November 9, 1993 debate between Ross Perot and Al Gore on the North American Free Trade Agreement was watched in 11.174 million households – the largest audience for a program on an ad-supported cable network until the October 23, 2006 New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys game on ESPN's Monday Night Football. On September 8, 2000, Russian President Vladimir Putin is interviewed. On September 25, 2006, Oprah Winfrey made her first endorsement of Barack Obama for President of the United States on Larry King Live
William T. Dwyer High School is a public high school for grades 9–12 in Palm Beach Gardens, United States; the school was named for William T. Dwyer, former vice president of Pratt & Whitney's Government Products Division and a community leader in Palm Beach County, it is best known for its Academy of Finance Program, part of the National Academy Foundation. It is an International Baccalaureate school. Since its founding in 1991, William T. Dwyer High School competes for state championships in several of their varsity sports including football, baseball, cross country and lacrosse. William T. Dwyer High School has had some of the most dominant sports programs in the country; the football and basketball programs have won numerous state championships, is ranked with the top programs in the country, have produced several notable athletes who have gone into professional careers. The 2009 football program was quoted by the Palm Beach Post as being "the greatest concentration of talent in Palm Beach County history," finishing top 5 in the country across all divisions.
That particular class has sent five players and counting to the NFL, over 20 players to play collegiate football. Daniel Berger - PGA Tour Golfer attended Florida State University and finished 2nd in the 2013 NCAA Division 1 Men's Golf Championships Jacoby Brissett - NFL quarterback with the Indianapolis Colts, Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots, played college football at the University of Florida and NC State Rashad Butler – offensive lineman NFL free agent, played college football at the University of Miami Ricardo Chambers – track and field runner at Florida State University who represented Jamaica in the 400 meter race at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing Gerald Christian - tight end for Arizona Cardinals, Mr. Irrelevant in the 2015 NFL Draft Matt Elam - safety for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, played collegiately at the University of Florida, first round draft pick Alonzo Gee – small forward/shooting guard for the Denver Nuggets Leemire Goldwire - shooting guard for the Charlotte 49ers Hunter Jones – baseball player Tommylee Lewis - NFL wide receiver for New Orleans Saints Tim Lynch - baseball player Scott Maine – pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, played collegiately for the University of Miami Nick O'Leary - tight end for the Buffalo Bills, grandson of Jack Nicklaus 6th round draft pick Thomas Szapucki - baseball player Football State Championships: 2009, 2013 Basketball State Championships: 2004, 2005, 2011 Dwyer High School Page at School District of Palm Beach County website
The Global Young Academy is an international society of young scientists, aiming to give a voice to young scientists across the globe. Membership strength is capped at 200, the membership tenure is 5 years; the Global Young Academy aims to be the "Voice for Young Scientists" and encourages international, intergenerational, interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue. The GYA has working groups on science education and society, early career development, interdisciplinary issues; the typical age of members is 35 years old. The number of members is capped at 200, each scientist is limited to a five-year term of membership. Memberships are offered based on scientific excellence, after a process of nominations from senior scientists, national societies, self-nominations, together with peer review by members; the GYA reached its full capacity of 200 members in 2014. In addition, there are 258 alumni; as of 2019, 83 countries are represented at the GYA. The office of the GYA is hosted at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in Halle, Germany.
The Global Young Academy was founded in 2010 in Berlin, after a preliminary organizational meeting in 2008 sponsored by the InterAcademy Panel on International Issues and the World Economic Forum and a second organizational meeting in 2009 in Dalian, China. Its founding co-chairs are Gregory Weiss, a chemist from the University of California, United States, Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri from the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Thailand; the outgoing co-chairs are Drs. Tolu Oni, University of Cape Town, South Africa, Connie Nshemereirwe, Actualise Africa, Uganda; the current co-chairs are Koen Vermeir. The GYA cooperates with most major scientific organizations around the world such as UNESCO, the UN Secretary General's Scientific Advisory Board, ISC, IAP, the Global Research Council, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre and The World Academy of Sciences; the GYA is active in helping establish national young academies around the world. In 2017, three national young academies were launched in Albania and Finland.
The GYA developed several international research projects and campaigns in recent years. The GYA was invited to join the Advisory Board of the UN Major Group for Children and Youth. Since 2019, the GYA has been named a full member of the InterAcademy Partnership, the global network of 138 academies of science and medicine. List of co-chairs 2010/11 Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri & Gregory A Weiss 2011/12 Bernard Slippers & Gregory A Weiss 2012/13 Rees Kassen & Bernard Slippers 2013/14 Rees Kassen & Sameh H Soror 2014/15 Sameh H Soror & Eva Alisic 2015/16 Eva Alisic & Orakanoke Phanraksa 2016/17 Orakanoke Phanraksa & Mari-Vaughn Johnson 2017/18 Tolullah Oni & Moritz Riede 2018/19 Tolullah Oni & Connie Nshemereirwe 2019/20 Connie Nshemereirwe & Koen Vermeir The academy aims to bring together young scientists to solve global problems and policy issues that require interdisciplinary expertise, encourage young people to enter scientific careers, promote a scientific culture in which excellence in research is more valued than seniority, improve the foundations of science worldwide by providing encouragement and recognition to researchers in countries with underdeveloped national scientific programs.
One particular focus of the GYA is facilitating the growth of the global network of young academies around the world. The GYA has aided the establishment of national young academies around the world. For example, Indian National Young Academy of Sciences, New Delhi was established in 2015 in lines with GYA. Since 2010, around 36 national young academies have been established; as of 2019, there are 41 national young academies, more than 10 similar bodies around the world. More are close to launching in 2019; the GYA is supporting regional and global meetings of young academies. Olanike Adeyemo Noble Banadda Tilman Brück Eqbal Dauqan Bilge Demirköz Saeid Esmaeilzadeh Michal Feldman Rajesh Gopakumar Ingrid Johnsrude Nathalie Katsonis Yamuna Krishnan Xuelong Li Yueh-Lin Loo Ernesto Lupercio Sandra McLaren Hiba Mohamed Patience Mthunzi-Kufa Tolullah Oni Noelle Selin Bettina Speckmann Raissa D’Souza Erick Tambo Dacheng Tao Nguyen TK Thanh Jenny Y. Yang Princess Sumaya bint Hassan Bruce Alberts Howard Alper Luiz Davidovich Helmut Schwarz Official website
Paul Alexander Cyril Goodman is an English journalist and Conservative Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Wycombe from 2001 to 2010, during which time he was a Shadow Minister shadowing the Department for Communities and Local Government, he is the now the editor of the centre-right political blog ConservativeHome. Paul Goodman was born the son of Jewish parents in London, converted to Roman Catholicism in his mid-twenties, he was raised in East Sheen, was educated at the Cranleigh School, Surrey before attending the University of York where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature in 1981. He was Chairman of the Federation of Conservative Students between 1983–84, was a member of the National Union of Students Executive during the two previous years. In 1977 he worked for a year as a researcher to the Conservative MP at Michael Mates. In 1983 he was the chairman for the Federation of Conservative Students, was appointed as a director of public affairs at Extel Consultancy in 1984, before becoming a researcher for two years to Tom King, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and MP for Bridgwater in 1985.
He was a a member of the policy unit at the City of Westminster Council in 1988 before training as a novice monk at Quarr Abbey in Ryde on the Isle of Wight. He left the abbey in 1990 to take up the position of news editor with the Catholic Herald, before becoming a lead writer with The Daily Telegraph in 1991, moving to be a reporter with The Sunday Telegraph in 1992, before returning to The Daily Telegraph as a comment editor in 1995, remaining as a leader writer since his election to Westminster, he was elected to the House of Commons for Wycombe in Buckinghamshire at the 2001 general election following the retirement of Ray Whitney. Goodman held Wycombe with a majority of 3,168 and remained the MP there until the 2010 general election, he made his maiden speech on 27 June 2001, in which he recalled the former Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli who had once contested his seat. In parliament he served on the Work and Pensions Select committee 2001-5, he served for a year as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chairman of the Conservative Party David Davis from 2001, was promoted to the frontbench by Michael Howard in 2003 as a spokesman on work and pensions.
On David Cameron becoming Conservative leader in 2005, Paul Goodman was made a spokesman on Treasury matters. On 5 June 2009, amidst the uncertainty caused by the parliamentary expenses scandal, he announced in the Bucks Free Press that he would not be standing for Parliament at the next general election, he said "a House in which professional politics predominates and empowering a taxpayer-dependent political class distinct and separate from those who elect them...for better or worse, this future Commons isn't for me". He has been married to Fiona Mary Ann Gill since 1999 and they have a son, named Daniel, they live in High Wycombe. Healthy Choices by Paul Goodman, John Redwood and Angela Watkinson, 2002 Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom Contributions in Parliament at Hansard Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 1803–2005 Voting record at Public Whip Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou Wycombe Conservatives constituency site BBC News – Paul Goodman profile 30 March 2006
The Ferry Road drill hall, known locally as Seaforth Barracks, is a military installation in Dingwall, Scotland. The building was designed as the headquarters of the 4th Battalion, the Seaforth Highlanders in around 1910; the battalion was mobilised at the drill hall in August 1914 before being deployed to the Western Front. The battalion amalgamated with the 5th Battalion, the Seaforth Highlanders to form the 4th/5th Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders, with its headquarters at the Old Bank Road drill hall in Golspie, in 1921; the 4th Battalion and 5th Battalion operated separately from 1939 and 1941, when they amalgamated again after the surrender at Saint-Valery-en-Caux. After the Second World War, the combined battalion amalgamated with 6th Battalion and 7th Battalion to form 11th Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders, with its headquarters at the Ferry Road drill hall; the 11th Battalion amalgamated with the 4th/5th Battalion, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders to form the home defence battalion of the Queen's Own Highlanders in 1967.
The home defence battalion of the Queen's Own Highlanders was in turn absorbed into the 51st Highland Volunteers in 1969 with a rifle platoon of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 51st Highland Volunteers still based at the Ferry Road drill hall. Following a further re-organisation in 1995, the rifle platoon became part of Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, The Highlanders still based at the Ferry Road drill hall. However, following the Strategic Defence Review carried out in 1998, the rifle platoon was disbanded, only an army cadet unit remains at the drill hall
New Lenox is a village in Will County, United States. The village population was 24,394 as of 2010. New Lenox is located 36 miles southwest of downtown Chicago at 41°30′30″N 87°58′14″W. According to the 2010 census, New Lenox has a total area of 15.683 square miles, of which 15.66 square miles is land and 0.023 square miles is water. New Lenox has a humid continental climate The average temperatures in New Lenox range from 21 °F in January to 73 °F in July. There are 137 days of the daily low temperature being at freezing. There are 86 days. Note: Average relative humidity will be used as morning humidity What is now the Village of New Lenox was first settled in the late 1820s, in the area of Gougar crossing and it was called VanHorne Point. New Lenox Township was established when Will County was created in 1852 with the building of the Rock Island Railroad between Chicago and Rock Island, Illinois. Named Tracey in honor of the general superintendent of the Rock Island Railroad. Mr. Tracy requested that the community be renamed.
The first supervisor of the Rock Island Railway for New Lenox Township, John Van Duser, named the Township New Lenox from the town Lenox, New York, Van Duser's hometown. In 1863, the name for the new settlement became New Lenox Township. New Lenox was not created until October 4, 1946. In 1945, 46 community leaders, F. Carlton Cole, Walter Baers and others reasoned that the community should be incorporated. Recognizing the benefits and the potential growth of the area, a community vote in the spring of 1946 resulted in the authorization for the creation of the Village of New Lenox. On October 4, 1946, the State of Illinois certified that New Lenox was organized and incorporated as a Village in the State of Ill In 1829, fur traders Aaron Friend and Joseph Brown established an outpost along the north side of Hickory Creek, one of the earliest settlements in Will County. Friend moved west with the Native Americans after the Blackhawk War of 1832. In 1830, William Rice, Sr. and William Rice, Jr. arrived and began farming and building a log cabin, which they sold along with their land to John Gougar on behalf of his father William Gougar.
In 1832, “Uncle Billy Gougar” established a post office at his farm where area residents would pick up their mail. The Gougar farm became the center of activity in the area. Village of New Lenox, Illinois. Joseph Norman, who opened the second area sawmill in 1833, was the father of Elizabeth Norman, born in 1832, was the first child born in New Lenox Township. In 1852, the coming of the Rock Island Railroad changed the settlement of the Township. Before the railroad, farmers hauled their goods to the I & M Canal or by wagon all the way to larger cities like Chicago; the railroad brought distant markets to the farmer, along with the mail. Three additional railroads: the Wabash, the Michigan Central, the Elgin and Eastern all crossed New Lenox Township; the area east of Gougar Crossing along the railroad tracks became the new center of town and so the Village of New Lenox began. The village was platted in 1858; the name Tracy was the name shown on the original plat to honor the general superintendent of the Rock Island Railroad.
Tracy requested. The first supervisor for New Lenox Township J. Van Duser had named the Township New Lenox from the town of Lenox, New York, Van Duser's home town. In 1863, the name for the new settlement became New Lenox after the Township; the coming of the Rock Island Railroad in 1852 changed the settlement of the Township considerably. Farmers could do "cash crop" farming by hauling the products to the I & M Canal or by wagon all the way to larger cities like Chicago; the presence of the railroad brought distant markets to the farmer. New Lenox Township was served by three additional railroads: the Wabash, the Michigan Central, the Elgin and Eastern; the most prominent citizen of New Lenox at the turn of the century was H. N. Higinbotham. Although Mr. Higinbotham's home was located in New Lenox, he became famous in Chicago where he was a partner in Marshall Field's, a banker, the organizing and supervising force behind the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, he was a colleague and friend of most of Chicago's leaders, including George Pullman, Marshall Field, the Palmers.
Mr. Higinbotham once owned the farms that became Pilcher Park, he rose greenhouse businesses in this area. In 1898, the first rural Bell telephone company in Illinois came to New Lenox. By 1905, there were 132 subscribers; the switchboard operators worked in homes so that 24 hour service could be given to customers to handle emergencies. The Deadmore home at 221 Haven Avenue was the first location for the switchboard. New Lenox is known as "The Home of Proud Americans" which exemplifies the quality of life in the community; as of the census of 2010, there were 24,394 people, 8,000 households, 6,547 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,424.9 people per square mile. There were 8,244 housing units at an average density of 819.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 96.2% White, 0.8% Asian, 0.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.7% of the population.
There were 8,000 households out of which 45.2% had childr