Family Guy is an American animated comedy series created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. Characters are listed only once under the first applicable subsection in the list. Justin Peter Griffin is the patriarch of the Griffin household, a 45-year-old Irish-American blue-collar worker. For most of the series, Peter is shown as an obese, lazy, outspoken and eccentric alcoholic, he has several jobs, which have included working at the Happy Go Lucky Toy Factory, a fisherman, as a shipping clerk at the Pawtucket Brewery. It is discovered that his legal first name is Justin, in the season 13 episode "Quagmire's Mom". Lois Patrice Griffin is the matriarch of the Griffin household, Peter's wife, the mother of Meg and Stewie, she is a 43-year-old English-American housewife who cares for her kids and her husband, while working as a piano instructor. Lois is very flirtatious and has slept with numerous people on the show. Megatron Nicole "Meg" Griffin is oldest child, she is a self-conscious and sensitive teenager, more than not ridiculed and ignored by the people around her.
Meg just wants to be another face in the crowd by fitting in with her peers and being accepted, but she finds herself to be a victim of circumstance. She has had several love interests over the course of the series, including Brian Griffin, Mayor Adam West, Tom Tucker, Glenn Quagmire, Joe Swanson. Christopher Cross "Chris" Griffin is middle child, he is a friendly and funny teenager, a younger version of Peter physically, but intellectually, he shows better potential, as demonstrated from moments of coherence and articulation within his speech. Despite this, he is naive showing a tendency to be fooled. Stewart Gilligan "Stewie" Griffin is the Griffin's 1-year-old child, but behaves in adult ways such as speaking in an upper-class British dialect, he is a child genius who aspired to murder his mother Lois and take over the world but has since mellowed out considerably. He turned 1 year old in "Chitty Chitty Death Bang," and has not aged past one year since. Brian H. Griffin is the family's 8-year-old anthropomorphic talking white Labrador Retriever and the best friend of both Stewie and Peter.
He and Stewie are at the center of the show's most critically acclaimed episodes, most notably the "Road to..." episodes, where he and Stewie go on road-trips together. Brian is portrayed as an intellectual—a Brown University attendee—who serves as the family's voice of reason, pointing out how ridiculous Peter's ideas are, he is an unsuccessful, unemployed writer. Brian was not revealed to be an atheist until season 7. In earlier seasons, he was shown to be much a believer of God in "If I'm Dyin', I'm Lyin'" in season 2. How this change occurred in Brian is unknown. In "Life of Brian", Brian dies from his injuries, with the family by his side; the family decides to adopt a new streetwise dog with a New Jersey/Italian American way of speaking named Vinny. However, in "Christmas Guy", Stewie still misses Brian, but finds a way to go back in time and saves him meaning that the family never adopted Vinny. Though Stewie and Vinny did say their goodbyes. Francis Griffin – Peter's grumpy and stubborn adoptive father, Lois's adoptive father-in-law, the adoptive paternal grandfather of Meg and Stewie.
He was once married to Peter's biological mother Thelma Griffin. An obsessively devout 80-year-old Roman Catholic, he hates Lois because she is not a Catholic, calls her a "Protestant whore", disapproves of his son's family's lifestyle, attempts to force his religious views on them. To a lesser extent he disapproves of Lois due to her heritage, is angry with Peter for not marrying an "Irish rose"; when Peter and Lois got married, Francis taped the sign "To a Protestant Whore" underneath the "Just Married" sign on the limousine. Despite all of this, he did love and care for Peter, showed on multiple occasions to care for his grandchildren. Francis used to have a job at a metal fabrication plant. In the episode "Peter's Two Dads", Francis dies on Meg's 17th birthday when Peter gets drunk and tries to ride a unicycle down the stairs, but ends up falling off the stairs and landing on top of Francis. Mickey McFinnigan – Peter's biological father, the biological paternal grandfather of Meg and Stewie, father-in-law of Lois.
He is an Irish drunk. He reprises a major role in "Peter's Two Dads". Mickey mocks Peter at first and bullies him, but Peter challenges him to a drinking contest and wins. Mickey accepts Peter into his family and spoils him after by buying Guinness and more. Thelma Griffin – Ex-wife to Francis, mother of Peter, paternal grandmother of Meg and Stewie, she is the mother-in-law of Lois. She first appears in "Holy Crap", she is 82 years old as stated in the episode "Mother Tucker", has gray hair and noticeable wrinkles below her eyes, wears purpl
Başur Höyük in Turkey's south-eastern Siirt province is the location of a 5,000-year-old Bronze Age burial site. The 820-foot by 492-foot burial mound in a valley of the upper Tigris River was excavated in the years up to 2018, by Brenna Hassett of the Natural History Museum in London, Haluk Sağlamtimur of Ege University in Turkey; the tomb contained the remains of two 12-year-old children, the remains of an adult which may have been reburied. The remains of eight other people aged 11 to 20 were found buried outside the tomb; these remains were carbon-dated to between 3100 and 2800 BCE, at least some of the people are believed to have been sacrificed. Along with the children's bodies were buried hundreds of bronze spearheads, while the bodies outside the tomb were buried with textiles and ceramics, at least some of the people are believed to have been sacrificed. Overall, the graves revealed a unique treasure made of painted and unpainted pottery, bronze spearhead, various ritual artifacts, seals with geometric motifs and about 300 well-preserved amorphous bronze artifacts.
The majority of pots featured bitumen residues. Tens of thousands of beads made of mountain crystal and other types of stones were recovered from the burials; the excavation found 49 small pieces of stone elaborately sculpted in different shapes and painted in green, blue and white. "Some depict pigs and pyramids, others feature round and bullet shapes. We found dice as well as three circular tokens made of white shell and topped with a black round stone," stated Haluk Sağlamtimur of Ege University; the stone pieces are therefore believed to be a set of gaming pieces, thereby confirming that board games originated in the Fertile Crescent regions and Egypt more than 5,000 years ago. The stones were accompanied by badly preserved wooden pieces. Similar pieces were found settlement mounds in Tell Brak in north-eastern Syria, Jemdet Nasr in Iraq, but those were believed to be counting stones. Marcella Frangipane, a professor of prehistoric archaeology at Rome's La Sapienza, has stated that: "The findings at Başur Höyük add to our knowledge as they reveal a coexistence of traditions and a continuity of relationships between the settlements in the northern mountains and the Mesopotamia sites."
Archaeologists Hassett and Sağlamtimur speculate that the eight people buried outside the tomb may have been sacrificed as “retainers” to serve the others in the afterlife. Brenna has stated that:'It is unlikely that these children and young people were killed in a massacre or conflict; the careful positioning of the bodies and the evidence of violent death suggest that these burials fit the same pattern of human sacrifice seen at other sites in the region. The burial has parallels with the elaborate burials from the Royal Cemetery of Ur."The site at Başur Höyük is believed to be 500 years older than the Royal Cemetery of Ur, the elaborate tombs where Mesopotamian rulers were laid to rest. In the Royal Cemetery of Ur, hundreds of burials were identified as sacrifices; the burials show evidence of large political and social upheavals around this time, when early states were forming in southwest Asia. Brenna therefore thinks that sacrifices like this one were a way of controlling a city or state's population.
Further excavations have revealed a series of other burials at the site, including a mass death pit containing at least fifty individuals who were buried simultaneously. Batman Museum
Tom Hayes is a former trader for UBS and Citigroup, sentenced to 14 years in prison for dishonestly driving manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate, a bank reported interest rate, to enhance his trading results. Hayes, in the course of his defence, asserted managers were aware of his actions, condoned them. Thomas Alexander William Hayes was born in West London to Nicholas and Sandra Hayes, grew up in Hammersmith, he moved with his mother to Winchester after his parents divorced, where he was raised by his mother, Timothy, his stepfather. He attended The Westgate School, Peter Symonds College. A fellow student described him as an "incredibly smart geek". After Peter Symonds, he attended the University of Nottingham, working in a restaurant kitchen during the summer holidays, he graduated with a degree in engineering. In 2001, after time as an intern at UBS, he joined Royal Bank of Scotland's trainee programme, at the interest rate derivatives desk. After working for Royal Bank of Scotland as a junior trader, he was headhunted by Royal Bank of Canada in 2004, upon moving there, he assumed greater responsibility.
After two years at RBC, he moved to UBS in late 2006. Hayes was placed in the Tokyo office of UBS, where he began making trades involving the discrepancies between the Libor rate and Japanese interest rates. Hayes turned down an offer from Goldman Sachs in 2008, but in 2009, accepted an offer from Citigroup. Hayes graduated with an MBA from Hult International Business School studying at the London campus, he met Jennifer Arcuri there and founded software company Title X Technology with her in 2012, using developers in Bulgaria. Hayes traded derivatives at UBS and Citigroup, in Tokyo, his favoured activity was basis trading, speculation on the movements in Libor expressed in multiple currencies and various durations, trades he might hedge with trades in other derivatives. The daily reporting of Libor rates by bankers around the world determined his success or failure in generating profits for his bank and bonuses for himself. By September 2008, a one basis point move in Libor had about a US$750,000 effect on his bottom line.
Through a network of his broker contacts, including one at the world's largest inter-dealer broker, ICAP, he succeeded in having Libor reported lower than its true level in order to drive his profits and personal bonuses higher. In 2010, Hayes was fired by Citi for his Libor activities. After being fired, he moved back to England. On December 11, 2012, Hayes was arrested by British authorities for his involvement in manipulating Libor rates, on December 19, he was charged by the United States for the same crime. In order to avoid extradition to and subsequent trial by and imprisonment in the U. S. Hayes cooperated with the Serious Fraud Office, providing eighty hours of interviews so as to be charged by the United Kingdom. After being charged, Hayes withdrew his offer of cooperation, intending instead to fight the charges levied by the SFO. In response, the SFO narrowed the scope of their charges, so leaving less overlap between charges by American and British prosecutors, creating the possibility of a second trial in the United States.
Hayes was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome before his trial and was accompanied by a court-appointed aide during the trial. Throughout the trial, prosecutors used Hayes' SFO interviews to establish his corruption; the defence attempted to illustrate that manipulation of Libor was both widespread and expected as part of Hayes' job description, with senior management as high up as the CEO aware of the tactic, though this was not accepted by the courts as a defence. In August 2015, Hayes was sentenced to fourteen years in prison, to serve a minimum half of this sentence before being considered for early release; the judge, Jeremy Cooke, indicated he wished to "send a signal" to traders involved in illegal trading, as the sentence was harsher than those given to other individuals convicted of financial crimes, such as Nick Leeson. Hayes maintained his innocence through the trial process. Notwithstanding having stated during SFO interviews, “Well look, I mean, it’s a dishonest scheme, isn’t it?
And I was part of the dishonest scheme, so I was being dishonest.” Appeals by Hayes against conviction failed but his sentence was reduced by judges, including Sir Brian Leveson, Elizabeth Gloster and John Thomas, Baron Thomas of Cwmgiedd to eleven years, under the same parole conditions. Having exhausted all avenues of appeal, in May 2016, Hayes instructed solicitor Karen Todner to make an application for review by the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Hayes has released letters concerning his time in prison. In them, he described being held separate from other prisoners, for his protection, in a "segregation unit". In 2019 he was moved to HM Prison Ford. Hayes is married to a corporate lawyer in London, they have Joshua. He received several nicknames from his colleagues, including Rain Man and "Tommy Chocolate," in reference to his preference for hot chocolate over alcohol. Jérôme Kerviel: A French trader convicted of similar crimes
Nikolay N. Udovichenko is a Russian diplomat and was the former Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Udovichenko attended the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, he was subsequently recruited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 2005 and 2013, he held the position of Deputy Head of the 2nd CIS Department of the MFA of Russia. On 1 April 2013, he became the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Udovichenko speaks Hungarian fluently, he is married with an adult son and daughter. Nigeria–Russia relations List of ambassadors of Russia to Nigeria Russia portal Nigeria portal Government of Russia
"The wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong enemy" is General Omar Bradley's famous rebuke in his May 15, 1951 Congressional testimony as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the idea of extending the Korean War into China, as proposed by General Douglas MacArthur, the commander of the U. N. forces in Korea before being relieved of command by President Harry Truman on April 11, 1951. A more complete passage of Bradley's testimony is: I am under no illusion that our present strategy of using means short of total war to achieve our ends and oppose communism is a guarantee that a world war will not be thrust upon us, but a policy of patience and determination without provoking a world war, while we improve our military power, is one which we believe we must continue to follow…. Under present circumstances, we have recommended against enlarging the war from Korea to include Red China; the course of action described as a limited war with Red China would increase the risk we are taking by engaging too much of our power in an area, not the critical strategic prize.
Red China is not the powerful nation seeking to dominate the world. Frankly, in the opinion of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, this strategy would involve us in the wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong enemy. In China, Bradley's words were misleadingly quoted; the Chinese people were told this story: "the UN forces were beaten by the Chinese army and the North Korean army. The top US general admitted that the Korean war was'the wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong enemy.'" And the rest of the words were ignored. Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy echoed Bradley's sentiments in a speech given on October 13, 1960. Should I become President… I will not risk American lives… by permitting any other nation to drag us into the wrong war at the wrong place at the wrong time through an unwise commitment, unwise militarily, unnecessary to our security and unsupported by our allies; the quotation has since been used to criticize the planning and execution of the 2003 U.
S. invasion of Iraq and the subsequent occupation. General Anthony Zinni, historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. and Governor Howard Dean have all used variations of the phrase in criticism of the Bush administration's handling of the Iraq war. Notably, Schlesinger reported contemporaneously on Bradley's original statement back in 1951. Despite voting yes on the Authorization to Use Military Force on Iraq and not reversing his position at any time before the invasion, in September 6, 2004, at a Racine, West Virginia rally, Senator John Kerry said, I would not have done just one thing differently than the president on Iraq, I would have done everything differently than the president on Iraq…. You've about 500 troops here, 500 troops there and it's American troops that are 90 percent of the combat casualties and it's American taxpayers that are paying 90 percent of the cost of the war. It's the wrong war, in the wrong place at the wrong time. Speaking on 60 Minutes, May 23, 2004, Zinni said, "The plan was wrong, it was the wrong war, the wrong place and the wrong time— with little or no planning."
He stated that serious "derelictions of duty," "criminal negligence," and poor planning put U. S. left Iraq in chaos after the invasion. He said that Paul Bremer had made "mistake after mistake after mistake." In The Independent, April 15, 2004, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. wrote: The immediate reason that Mr Bush opened Pandora's box in the Middle East and invaded Iraq was his moral certitude that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and that he was working in close partnership with Osama bin Laden and al-Qa'ida. Those convictions turned out to be delusions; this denouement does great harm to that of the United States. Meanwhile Afghanistan is a mess too. Mr Bush chose the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time. On December 15, 2003, at the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles, Howard Dean said Bush "launched the wrong war, at the wrong time, with inadequate planning, insufficient help and at extraordinary cost." In a May 3, 2003 primary debate in South Carolina, Dean said: Let me be clear about what I believe.
I'm delighted to see Saddam Hussein gone. I appreciate the fact that we have a strong military in this country, I'd keep a strong military in this country, but I think this was the wrong war at the wrong time because we have set a new policy of preventive war in this country, I think, the wrong thing to do because sooner or we're going to see another country copy the United States, sooner or we're going to have to deal with the fact that there may well be a Shia fundamentalist regime set up in Iraq which will be a greater danger to the United States than Iraq is. During the first Presidential debate of 2004, George W. Bush rebuked John Kerry for using Bradley's saying, asking, "what kind of message does it say" to U. S. troops and allies. Speaking of other world leaders, Bush said "They're not going to follow somebody who says,'This is the wrong war at the wrong place at the wrong time.'" Bush recited versions of the quotation seven times, three times in one response. Although the saying was prominent in media coverage of the presidential race no story made note of its source
Snap municipal elections were held in Rome on 13–14 April 2008, at the same time as the Italian general elections. The incumbent Mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni, resigned on 13 February 2008 to run as the main candidate of the centre-left coalition in the general election; the center-right coalition candidate Gianni Alemanno, defeated by Veltroni in 2006, faced the centre-left coalition candidate, the incumbent Minister of Culture and Deputy Prime Minister Francesco Rutelli, who had hold the position of Mayor of Rome from 1993 to 2001. Gianni Alemanno unexpectedly won the election on the second round and became the first centre-right directly-elected Mayor of Rome. Following the fall of Prodi's government in January 2008, Veltroni, as national secretary of the newborn Democratic Party, was chosen to run as the main candidate for the centre-left coalition in the April snap general election and resigned to concentrate on the national campaign; the centre-right coalition was led by Gianni Alemanno.
Alemanno rejected a formal alliance with the far-right parties, but his critics emphasized that his victory was greeted by crowds of supporters, among them far right skinheads. The centre-left coalition was led by Francesco Rutelli, who continued to maintain a huge popularity across the city; the voting system is used for all mayoral elections in Italy, in the city with a population higher than 15,000 inhabitants. Under this system voters express a direct choice for the mayor or an indirect choice voting for the party of the candidate's coalition. If no candidate receives 50% of votes, the top two candidates go to a second round after two weeks; this gives a result whereby the winning candidate may be able to claim majority support, although it is not guaranteed. For municipi the voting system is the same, not referred to the mayor but to the president of the municipio; the election of the City Council is based on a direct choice for the candidate with a preference vote: the candidate with the majority of the preferences is elected.
The number of the seats for each party is determined proportionally. Table below shows the results for each municipio with the percentage for each coalition on the first round: Table below shows the results for each municipio with the percentage for each coalition on the second round: Source: Municipality of Rome - Electoral Service