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Leonard Rossiter

Leonard Rossiter was an English actor. He had a long career in the theatre but achieved his greatest fame for his television comedy roles, most notably starring as Rupert Rigsby in the ITV series Rising Damp from 1974 to 1980, Reginald Perrin in the BBC's The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin from 1976 to 1979. Rossiter was born on 21 October 1926 in Wavertree, the second son of John and Elizabeth Rossiter; the family lived over the barber shop owned by his father. He was educated at the Liverpool Collegiate School, his ambition was to go to university to become a teacher. However, his father, who served as a voluntary ambulanceman during the Second World War, was killed in an air raid in 1941 and Rossiter had to support his mother, he therefore could not take up the place. Instead he did his National Service as a sergeant in the Intelligence Corps in the Army Education Corps, spending much of the time in Germany writing letters home for other soldiers. After being demobbed he worked for six years as an insurance clerk in the claims and accident departments of the Commercial Union Insurance Company.

From childhood he was an unlikely but in fact enthusiastic and capable sportsman in football, cricket and squash. Rossiter started acting after his actress girlfriend challenged him to try it, after he had scoffed at the performances of the amateur group she was in, he joined the Wavertree Community Centre Drama Group and made his first appearance with the Adastra Players in Terence Rattigan's Flare Path. The local critic said that he "was outstanding, his one fault being a tendency to speak too fast on one or two occasions", he gave up his insurance job to enrol in Preston repertory theatre and became a professional actor at the comparatively late age of 27. He made his professional stage debut in Joseph Colton's The Gay Dog in Preston on 6 September 1954, he became assistant stage manager there, went on to Wolverhampton and Salisbury repertory companies. In his first 19 months in the business he played some 75 roles, he said later: "There was no time to discuss the finer points of interpretation.

You studied the part, you did it and you studied the next part. I developed a frightening capacity for learning lines; the plays became like Elastoplast, which you just stuck on and tore off. It was the perfect preparation for rehearsing situation comedy on television at the rate of one episode a week."In 1957–58 he played in the musical Free as Air and toured in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh. He joined the Bristol Old Vic and was there for two years, from 1959 to 1961, a time he described as "the bedrock of his career", followed by other stage work, in, among other plays, The Strange Case of Martin Richter, The Heretic, The Caretaker and Semi-Detached, his performance in the premiere of Michael Blakemore's stage production of Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui in 1969 met with critical acclaim. Rossiter soon established himself as a respected character actor in films and television, as well as on stage, he stated: "I think I sensed early on that I was not physically or facially built in the way that would fit remotely into heroic or what used to be called juvenile parts.

I always played character parts - right from the start." His first film role was in A Kind of Loving. In Billy Liar he played the title character's boss, his first major television role was as Detective-Inspector Bamber in the long-running police television series Z-Cars. He had guest roles in series as diverse as Steptoe and Son and The Avengers. Among his early film credits were four films directed by Bryan Forbes, namely King Rat, The Wrong Box, The Whisperers and Deadfall. In 1968 he played Mr Sowerberry in the film version of Lionel Bart's musical Oliver! and took one of the few speaking supporting roles in 2001: A Space Odyssey as the Russian scientist Smyslov. He worked with Stanley Kubrick again in Barry Lyndon. In the same year as 2001 he appeared in Nigel Kneale's television play The Year of the Sex Olympics, part of BBC 2's Theatre 625, one of his four appearances in the series. In Rising Damp, on ITV, Rossiter played Rigsby, the lecherous landlord of a house converted into seedy bedsits, reprising the role from the successful stage version, The Banana Box.

While he was in Rising Damp he took the lead role in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, adapted by David Nobbs from his own comic novels and aired on the BBC. Rossiter was given a surprise tribute on This Is Your Life in 1975, he appeared in I Tell You It’s Burt Reynolds, an episode of the 1977 Yorkshire Television series The Galton & Simpson Playhouse, as well as the short films The Waterloo Bridge Handicap, the Galton and Simpson-scripted Le Pétomane. After his portrayal of Reginald Perrin, Rossiter's non-comedy roles on television became less frequent, although there were exceptions such as a debt collector in the one-off HTV thriller Machinegunner, Frank Harris in Fearless Frank, or Tit-bits from the Life of an Adventurer, a BBC Play of the Week. From 1978–83, Rossiter performed in ten commercials for Cinzano; the iconic series of adverts was created by film director Alan Parker and, at Rossiter's suggestion, used an old music hall joke where he spills a drink over his wife. In the Channel 4 programme The 100 Greatest TV Ads Terry Lovelock, the director of two of the commercials, said that Rossiter used to refer jokingly to Col

Ross Schunk

Ross Schunk is an American soccer player who last played for Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer. Schunk attended Woodrow Wilson High School, where he acquired his skills under the training of Don Juan Mercado. At a young age, Ross was known for soccer-tennis skills. Although speculated, it's known by many living in southwest Portland, Schunk developed his skills from the founding members of Gabe Academy. Ross would spend summers in Gabriel Park getting hustled by Shiloh. Many credit this with his playful spirit and love for the game, because the games were always just that: fun. No collecting took place, he played college soccer at the University of Redlands from 2005 to 2008. He led his team in goals and points in his junior year in 2007, was named to the All-Far West Third-Team, the All-West First-Team, the All-SCIAC First Team, was a Second-Team All-American, he finished his college career as a two-time Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, with 126 points, making him Redlands' all-time career points leader.

Schunk played for the Los Angeles Legends in the USL Premier Development League where he was a prolific goalscorer, netting 15 times in 27 games during his two years with the team. Schunk was the only NCAA Division III player invited to the 2009 MLS combine, he made his professional debut on April 7, 2009, in the Lamar Hunt U. S. Open Cup against Los Angeles Galaxy, he made his MLS debut on June 2009, as a late substitute in a game against Real Salt Lake. Schunk was briefly sent on loan to USL Second Division club Real Maryland Monarchs in May 2009. Schunk was waived by Colorado on 24 November 2010. Ross Schunk at Major League Soccer


Podbočje is a village on the right bank of the Krka River in the foothills of the Gorjanci range in the Municipality of Krško in eastern Slovenia. The area was traditionally part of Lower Carniola, it is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Lower Sava Statistical Region. The name of the settlement was changed from Sveti Križ pri Kostanjevici to Podbočje in 1952; the name was changed on the basis of the 1948 Law on Names of Settlements and Designations of Squares and Buildings as part of efforts by Slovenia's postwar communist government to remove religious elements from toponyms. In the past the German name was Heiligenkreuz; the parish church in the village is dedicated to the Holy Cross and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Novo Mesto. It is a Neo-Gothic church built in 1907. Podbočje on Geopedia


Tasair was an airline based in Hobart and Devonport, Australia. It operated a regional network across Tasmania until it was placed in voluntary liquidation on 3 February 2012; the company was established in 1965. It began as an air charter and flying school operation. Scheduled operations commenced on 27 March 1998 on a triangular service from Hobart to Devonport and Burnie, using a Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain and two Aero Commander 500S Shrike Commanders. Four months operations from Devonport to King Island via Burnie commenced. In May 2010 Burnie was dropped from the structure of regular flights. Tasair's busiest sector was between King Island; the company was placed in voluntary liquidation on 3 February 2012. In December 2009, Tasair was speculated to be involved in charter flights hired by a PR firm for Japan's'Institute of Cetacean Research' whaling company to spy on anti-whaling vessels, an action condemned by the Australian Government and deemed illegal under a 2008 Australian Court order preventing any assistance to whaling operations.

Tasair has declined to comment on whether staff were involved in the flights. Managing director George Ashwood says; the incident caused the Civil Aviation Safety Authority to start a national investigation into companies conducting flights over water. Tasair incurred hefty legal bills dealing with the CASA probe and another by the Environmental Defender's Office that included demands that documents be surrendered. CASA boss John McCormick told the Senate committee Tasair's air operator's certificate covered domestic operations in Australia and it was technically in breach of regulations if it travelled beyond 12 nautical miles but admitted there was confusion within the industry and resulted in no action taken against the air charter operator As of September 2011, Tasair operated scheduled passenger flights to the following destinations: Hobart Devonport King Island BurnieIt offered bushwalking flights to Melaleuca in the South West National Park. Regular freight services were conducted between Hobart, King Island and Burnie.

Night freight operations were conducted from Hobart to Essendon via Devonport, returning to Hobart via Launceston. Charter flights were operated to many destinations throughout Tasmania and mainland Australia. Tasair operated scenic flights across Tasmania including Maria Island, the Tasman Peninsula, South West Wilderness, Bruny Island and Hobart; as of September 2011 the Tasair fleet consisted of the following: 1 British Aerospace 3107 Jetstream 31 4 Piper PA31-350 Chieftain 1 Aero Commander 500S Shrike Commander 2 Cessna U206 Stationair 4 Cessna 172 Skyhawk The Chieftains were used on Tasair's scheduled services and for charters. The Cessnas were used to carry bushwalkers to remote locations. Cessna 441 Conquest II Official website

Anuradha Bhat

Anuradha Bhat is an Indian playback singer for the feature films. She sings predominantly in Kannada language films. Bhat has recorded for over 1500 feature films and has recorded more than 5000 songs in 15 different languages for various music albums. Bhat is the recipient of Karnataka State Film Award, two times Filmfare Awards South, SIIMA, Mirchi Music Award, Aryabhata International Award, many more, she is fondly called as "Karnatakadha Kogile" by followers. Anuradha Bhat was born to Mr. Srikrishna Bhat and Mrs. Gayathri Srikrishna Bhat in Mangalore, Karnataka. Anuradha's parents are ardent music lovers. Anuradha Bhat received her education from Carmel English School, St. Ann's Girls' High School, Canara College, MSNM Besant Institute of PG Studies and passed out her B. Sc. and MBA with flying colours. She got placed in the HR department of a renowned multinational company in Bangalore, but due to the immense love for music, she decided to quit her job and devote all her time to music, enhance her musical knowledge and abilities.

Schooling and fine arts went hand in hand for Anuradha. She received training for Bharathnatyam from Mrs. Kamala Bhat and completed her Proficiency in Bharathnatyam, she got trained for Carnatic classical vocal and light music singing from Late. Sri M. Srinath Marathe, she learnt to play the instrument Veena from Mrs. Ranganayaki Varadarajan right from her early childhood days. All these activities helped her win a lot of awards at an early young age. Anuradha Bhat was first spotted by Music Director Gurukiran who judged her singing in a District Level - Open to all - Singing Competition, held in Mangalore, she gave several performances in Gurukiran's Concerts in India and abroad. Anuradha, during her college days, was selected to sing a few duet songs along with the legendary singer DR. S. P. Balasubramaniam through "Yedhe Thumbi Haaduvenu - Anveshane", a talent show conducted by ETV Kannada, she was called for an audition by the renowned Music Director Sri Hamsalekha and was selected to sing the re-recording bits for the movie "Nenapirali".

She did track singing for Hamsalekha where most of her songs got retained. Anuradha Bhat emerged as a full-fledged playback singer through her song "Vasantha Vasantha" for the movie Meera Madhava Raghava under the music direction of Hamsalekha, she got to sing for all other music directors in Sandalwood industry including V. Manohar, Rajesh Ramnath, Manomurthy, Arjun Janya and so on, she has sung for Music Directors outside Sandalwood industry that include the Music Maestro Ilaiyaraja, M. M. Keeravani, Manisharma and others, she became more popular with her super hit songs like Marali Mareyagi, Jum Jum Maaya, Junglee Shivalingu, Ellello oduva manase, Baite Baite, Usiraaguve, Chanana Chanana, O Baby, Appa I love you paa, Yelliruve Hariye and many more. So far, Bhat has lent her voice for over 1500 Kannada movies and a few songs in Tulu and Telugu and Hindi. Other than playback singing for movies, Anuradha Bhat has sung more than 5,000 songs in 15 different languages for several other music projects like devotional, bhaavageethe, pop albums, remix songs, children’s rhymes, Ad films/jingles and TV serials.

"Chinnu - Kannada Rhymes - Vol. 1,2, & 3", all the 3 series rendered by Anuradha Bhat, got her fame among the toddlers in India & abroad. She has dubbed for cartoon characters and has lent her voice in the narrations for several animated films, jingles, radio/TV commercials and various other projects. Anuradha Bhat has anchored a live show – "Belagu" for Doordarshan, she has given a lot of musical performances for various other TV channels, to name a few: ETV’s "Endhu Mareyadha Haadu", Janasri TV’s "Nakshatra Manthana", etc. She was seen as a mentor in a musical reality show "Sapthaswara-3" on Kasturi TV, she hosted the popular musical show "Aksharamaale" for Udaya TV. Anuradha Bhat started performing at the age of 6, she has given vocal performances in All India Radio and other TV channels. Anuradha, a versatile singer, has given musical performances in India as well as in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Muscat, Qatar and Bahrain, she has performed along with legendary/popular singers like Dr. S.

P. Balasubrahmaniam, Shankar Mahadevan, Suresh Wadekar, Udit Narayan, Rajesh Krishnan, Vijay Prakash, Vijay Yesudas and many more, she has performed in Live Concerts of several popular Music Directors like Ilaiyaraja, M M Keeravani, Gurukiran, Manomurthy, V. Harikrishna, Arjun Janya and others, she has given performances in prestigious events of several Zilla Utsava, Mysore Dasara, Vishwa Kannada Sammelana - Bellary, Singapore & London, Hampi Utsava, AKKA sammelana, Bengaluru Ganesha Utsava, etc. Won Karnataka State Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for "Jnaanajyothi" from the Movie Little Master Filmfare Awards South for Best Female Playback Singer – Kannada for "Chanana Chanana" from the movie Ugramm Zee Music Award for Best Female Singer for "Usiraaguve" from the movie Bahuparaak Honored by The Newspapers Association of Karnataka with the Media Achievement Award - Best Playback Singer Karnataka Chitra Rasikara Sangha presente

Maria Rita Teresa Batalla-Laforteza

Maria Rita Teresa Batalla-Laforteza is a Filipino artist who graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in the Fine Arts Department, majoring in Painting. She is taking her master's degree in the same university. Ms. Batalla-Laforteza is the daughter of the artist and musician from Cabuyao, Domingo M. Batalla. Maria Rita Teresa Batalla-Laforteza was born on August 1960 in Cabuyao, Laguna, she is artist and composer Domingo M. Batalla, she grew up in a small town in Cabuyao and still resides there. She has attended numerous schools throughout her education, including the Canossa School in Laguna and the Philippine Women's University, but her education has been in the University of Sto. Tomas having had her pre-school and graduate school years there; as a child, Laforteza dreamed to be a doctor like her mother. But as time passed, she grew to love the arts, learning how to draw at a young age. During elementary, she would make handmade designer stationary that she would sell to her schoolmates, she would participate in various art related school activities like school plays, booths in school fairs, drawing competitions and the like.

Come college years, she chose to apply to the University of Sto. Tomas under the College of Science, she did not finish her course and shifted soon to the College of Architecture & Fine Arts under the course of Painting. She has since developed her artistic ability and honed her skills using the style of impressionism under the watchful mentoring of her professor and another famous Filipino artist, Danilo Santiago. Laforteza started to make a name for herself in the art industry when her Thesis work entitled "The History of Medicine" gained popularity as it was praised by her jurors and many art enthusiasts. Said thesis work was published in numerous print media including The Vision Magazine and Bulletin Today, she was the only outstanding female during her batch's Thesis Deliberation. She made her Thesis artwork 1 week before her deliberation, choosing to focus more on her Thesis book. On the day of the deliberation, she had a high fever and was advised by her mother not to go through with it.

But, with the support of her father as well, she pushed through and faced her three jurors: artists Danilo Santiago, Glory Rogers and Leonardo Hidalgo. She had her adviser, Antonio Austria, present. With this, she was praised for her work. On September 25, 1982 she embarked on her first exhibit for her Thesis work. After this, she focused more on her schoolwork, didn't join an exhibit until on in 1995, she joined The Chairman of Documentation historical exhibit along with other artists. It was held on April till September of the year 1995. On 1996, shortly after the exhibit, she joined an On-the-spot Painting Competition. Both events are for the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the College of Architecture and Fine Arts, she joined as an alumni. December 1996, she was one of the exhibitors in the 5th National Eucharist Congress and UST "Masters of the Arts for the Eucharist" Painting Exhibition, held at the GSIS Building. Come 1999, she became a chairman in the Committee on Invitations and Documentations for CITIES 2000, an international convention hosted by her alma mater.

Throughout 1999-2000 she joined various kinds of summer art and sports workshops. From 2005-2007, she has been in various positions in different committees for the University of Sto. Tomas College of Fine Arts & Design. During August 2006, she participated in helping to break the record Longest painting on Continuous Canvas for the Guinness World Records & International Mid-decade Celebrations of UNESCO for a Culture of Peace & Non-violence for the children of the world. August 2009, three years she was an exhibitor for the SI KAD: CFAD Pahid Kulay Art Exhibition, along with her co-faculty members. In the same year, she held her first solo exhibit in the gallery of her alma mater, University of Sto. Tomas, she was an exhibitor last May 2010 for the Lakan Sining Bulacan SM Art Center and 2011 for the Quadricentennial Exhibition of the University of Sto. Tomas. During 2012, she was an exhibitor for the UST Atelier Group Exhibit in Siguada Gallery and September of the same year in the Vignettes and Variations exhibit at the Beato Angelico Gallery for the AAP UST CFAD Junior Chapter.

She has since participated in various joint exhibits. A few of these are the Ika 2 Yugot at Galeria de las Islas, the Brushes with Words & Chords Making: Love in Fourteen Collaborative Acts and the like, her most recent exhibits were held in 2013. They include BALIK-TANAW for Grupong Tomasio, a Collaborative Exhibition at the UST Main Building and a group exhibition at the GSIS Museum called Ugnayan, but her most memorable one is her second solo exhibit in memory of her father titled: Memories, Music & Me 2 – A Tribute to the Legacy of Domingo M. Batalla. Nature is a common theme with her paintings choosing to use butterflies, flowers and the like as her subjects, she has stated. She has said. My brushes and paints are in order. I like to be organized," and emphasizes that organization is important to her because it saves her time and makes it easier for her to start with her works; the longest she has painted was 24 hours, but it takes her 4–6 hours to finish at artwork, depending on the size and subject of her work.

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