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Lisa-Jayne Lewis

Lisa-Jayne Lewis is a broadcaster and commentator at the Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Lisa-Jayne Lewis was born in Hampshire, she moved as a child to Guildford and was educated at Bishop Reindorp School. Along with Ewan Spence and Ana Filipa Rosa, Lewis was a commentator for the first USA Radio broadcast of 2018 Eurovision Song Contest from Lisbon, Portugal. Lewis provided English language international commentary at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 from Valletta and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 from Tbilisi, Georgia. Since 2016, following the departure of Luke Fisher in 2015, Lewis has been co-commentator with Ewan Spence on the Unofficial Alternative Online Commentary of the semi finals and the grand final. Neither Spence nor Lewis covered the grand final in 2018. Lewis spent six years living in the USA during which time she was a soldier and officer of The Salvation Army, she provided disaster relief support following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center where she worked as an on-site night chaplain.

In 2005 she worked as part of the Gulf Coast Logistics Management team in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Subsequent to her work at Ground Zero, she suffers with PTSD as well as breathing problems as a result of asbestos inhalation. Lewis now lives in the Cotswolds, she is named on the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement'Rainbow List', a list of influential LGBT Christians in the UK. In 2019 Lewis became a trustee of the charity One Body One Faith she identifies as bisexual/pansexual. During the 2017 Eurovision season she became close friends with Montenegrin representative Slavko Kalezić, who she now manages, she accompanied Slavko all through his time on The X Factor UK and can be seen in a number of clips alongside him. Official website

Macau International Airport

Macau International Airport is an international airport in the special administrative region of Macau, situated at the eastern end of Taipa island and neighbouring waters which opened for commercial operations on 9 November 1995, during Portuguese administration of the region. Since the airport has been a common transfer point for people traveling between the Mainland and Taiwan, as well as a passenger hub for destinations in mainland China and Southeast Asia. During 2006, the airport handled 220,000 tonnes of cargo. In 2017 the number of passengers had increased to 7,165,803, more than the 6 million passengers per year the terminal was designed for; the airport's designed capacity is 6,000,000 passengers per year, with processing capacity of up to 2,000 passengers per hour. The airport does not have a night curfew. There are 24 parking spaces for aircraft with 5 jetways. There are 10 gates; as in Hong Kong, Macau has its own immigration policies and is a separate customs territory from mainland China.

All travellers, including those to mainland China and Hong Kong, need to go through the immigration and customs inspections of international flights. The airport's runway was built on a strip of reclaimed land in the sea, adjacent to Taipa Island, where the main terminal and air traffic control facilities are located; the runway is connected to the apron by two causeways. Runway 34 is ILS CAT II equipped. Navigational and radio aids are located at either end of the runway. Despite its small area, the airport is capable of handling Boeing 747s and Antonov 124s, which forms a vital freight link between local manufacturers and overseas markets, its catering facility can produce up to 10,000 meals per day. Other tenants of the airport are the Macau Customs Service, the Macau Immigration Department/Services,the Macau Business Aviation Centre, Servair Macau and Menzies Macau. All flights between Macau and Taiwan region; the airport is connected by public transit bus routes, light rail, private cars, regional coach services.

For passengers transferring to China or Hong Kong, a "two customs, one checkpoint" service is provided. Passengers can use a bus shuttle directly from the airport to the New Macau Ferry Terminal or the Taipa Ferry Terminal without passing Macau immigration. Towards Macau Peninsula, Taipa and Coloane Transmac routes: 26 - Bacia Norte do Patane ↔ Merado Municipal de Coloane 51A - The Praia ↔ Av. Vale das Borboletas AP1 - Portas do Cerco ↺ Aeroporto de Macau AP1X - Praça das Portas do Cerco ↺ Aeroporto de Macau MT4 - Parque M. Dr. Sun Yat SenTerminal Marítimo de Passageiros da Taipa T. C. M. Routes: N2 - Bacia Norte do Patane ↔ Terminal Marítimo de Passageiros da Taipa 36 - Rotunda Leonel Sousa ↺ Aeroporto de Macau MT1 - Praceta 24 de Junho ↺ Aeroporto de Macau Cross-Border Coach connects Macau International Airport with mainland locations like Huadao, Panyu, Gongbei Port of Entry and Hengqin Border; the "two customs, one checkpoint" service is available to the Hengqin Border. Macau Light Rail Transit will be located at the Avenida Wai Long, Airport Station is close to Macau International Airport.

In addition, the seamless connection between the Station and the footbridge allows passengers to access the Airport and the hotels nearby. Civil Aviation Authority of Macau SAR Media related to Macau International Airport at Wikimedia Commons Macau International Airport Macau International Airport at the Wayback Machine Current weather for VMMC at NOAA/NWS Accident history for MFM at Aviation Safety Network

Montenotte 1796 campaign order of battle

In the Montenotte campaign between 10 and 28 April 1796, General Napoleon Bonaparte's French Army of Italy broke the link between Feldzeugmeister Johann Peter Beaulieu's Austrian army and Feldmarschallleutnant Michelangelo Alessandro Colli-Marchi's Sardinian army. In subsequent engagements, the French defeated the Austrians, pursued Colli to the west, forced the Sardinians to withdraw from the First Coalition against France. Actions were fought at Voltri on 10 April, Monte Negino on 11 April, Montenotte on 12 April, Millesimo on 13 April, Dego on 14–15 April, Ceva on 16 April, San Michele Mondovi on 19 April, Mondovì on 21 April. Army of Italy: Napoleon Bonaparte Cavalry: General of Division Henri Christian Michel de Stengel † 1st Cavalry Division: Henri Stengel General of Brigade: Marc Antoine de Beaumont 1st Hussar Regiment 10th Chasseur Regiment 22nd Chasseur Regiment 25th Chasseur Regiment 5th Dragoon Regiment 20th Dragoon Regiment 2nd Cavalry Division: General of Division Charles Edward Jennings de Kilmaine 7th Hussar Regiment 13th Hussar Regiment 24th Chasseur Regiment 8th Dragoon Regiment 15th Dragoon Regiment Advance Guard: General of Division André Masséna 1st Division: General of Division Amédée Emmanuel François Laharpe Generals of Brigade: Jean Joseph Magdeleine Pijon, Philippe Romain Ménard 17th Light Demi-Brigade 22nd Light Demi-Brigade 32nd Line Demi-Brigade 75th Line Demi-Brigade 2nd Division: General of Division Jean-Baptiste Meynier Generals of Brigade: Elzéar Auguste Cousin de Dommartin, Barthélemy Catherine Joubert, Jean-Baptiste Cervoni 11th Light Demi-Brigade 25th Line Demi-Brigade 51st Line Demi-Brigade 27th Light Demi-Brigade old 51st Line Demi-Brigade old 55th Line Demi-Brigade Not organized into corps: 3rd Division: General of Division Pierre Augereau Generals of Brigade: Martial Beyrand, Claude Perrin Victor, Pierre Banel †, Jean-Baptiste Dominique Rusca 4th Light Demi-Brigade 29th Light Demi-Brigade 4th Line Demi-Brigade 18th Line Demi-Brigade 14th Line Demi-Brigade 4th Division: General of Division Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier Generals of Brigade: Jean Joseph Guieu, Pascal Antoine Fiorella, Louis Pelletier, Sextius Alexandre François de Miollis 69th Line Demi-Brigade 39th Line Demi-Brigade 85th Line Demi-Brigade 5th Division: General of Division François Macquard Generals of Brigade: Jean David, Claude Dallemagne old 22nd Line Demi-Brigade old 100th Line Demi-Brigade 6th Division: General of Division Pierre Dominique Garnier Generals of Brigade: Jean Davin, Guilin Laurent Bizanet, Joseph Colomb old 20th Line Demi-Brigade old 7th Provisional Demi-Brigade 7th Division: General of Division André Mouret Generals of Brigade: Emmanuel de Serviez, Gaspard Amédée Gardanne, Pierre Verne old 83rd Line Demi-Brigade old 13th Line Demi-Brigade old 10th Provisional Demi-Brigade Grenadiers 8th Division: General of Division Raphael Casabianca Generals of Brigade: François Parra, François Guillot old 15th Light Demi-Brigade old Jura and Hérault Demi-Brigade 9th Division: General of Division Antoine Casalta old 12th Line Demi-Brigade old 56th Line Demi-Brigade Reserve: 5 battalions Note: It is unknown which brigadiers to whom the demi-brigades were assigned.

Old = The old numbers of the infantry units. In March 1796, the French army assigned new numbers. Boycott-Brown gives the new numbers. For example, the new 51st Line Demi-Brigade was the 99th Line. Austrian Army: Feldzeugmeister Johann Peter Beaulieu Division: Feldmarschallleutnant Eugène-Guillaume Argenteau Brigade: General-Major Mathias Rukavina von Boynograd Carlstadt Grenz Infantry Regiment Preiss Infantry Regiment Nr. 24 Toscana Infantry Regiment Nr. 23 Brechainville Infantry Regiment Nr. 25 Brigade: General-Major Anton Lipthay de Kisfalud Carlstadt Grenz Infantry Regiment Pellegrini Infantry Regiment Nr. 49 Alvinczi Infantry Regiment Nr. 19 Erdödy Hussar Regiment Nr. 9 Division: Feldmarschallleutnant Karl Philipp Sebottendorf Brigade: Oberst Karl Wetzel Wenzel Colloredo Infantry Regiment Nr. 56 Mészáros Uhlan Regiment Nr. 1 Brigade: Oberst Karl Salisch Terzi Infantry Regiment Nr. 16 Lattermann Infantry Regiment Nr. 45 Stein Infantry Regiment Nr. 50 Unattached brigades: Brigade: General-Major Wilhelm Lothar Maria von Kerpen Archduke Anton Infantry Regiment Nr. 52 Wilhelm Schröder Infantry Regiment Nr. 26 Huff Infantry Regiment Nr. 8 Brigade: General-Major Franz Nicoletti Thurn Infantry Regiment Nr. 43 Michael Wallis Infantry Regiment Nr. 11 Jordis Infantry Regiment Nr. 59 Brigade: General-Major Gerhard Rosselmini Deutschmeister Infantry Regiment Nr. 4 Strassoldo Infantry Regiment Nr. 27 Cavalry Brigade: General-Major Anton Schübirz von Chobinin Archduke Joseph

Ian Jacob

Lieutenant General Sir Edward Ian Claud Jacob, known as Ian Jacob, was a British Army officer, who served as the Military Assistant Secretary to Winston Churchill's war cabinet and was a distinguished broadcasting executive, serving as the Director-General of the BBC from 1952 to 1959. Jacob was born in 1899 in Pakistan, his father was Field Marshal Sir Claud Jacob, in whose footsteps Ian followed by becoming a professional soldier with the Royal Engineers in 1918, after being educated at both Wellington College and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. In 1924, Jacob married Cecil Treherne, the daughter of another senior army officer, Surgeon Major-General Sir Francis Treherne; the couple had two sons. Jacob trained as an officer at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich and at the Staff College, Camberley from 1931 to 1932, his fellow students there including Brian Horrocks, Sidney Kirkman, Frank Simpson, Cameron Nicholson, Arthur Dowler, Nevil Brownjohn, Thomas Rees, he studied at Kings College, Cambridge.

Jacob served as the Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet for the duration of the Second World War. He worked with Winston Churchill and implemented Churchill's communications during his thirteen wartime journeys outside the United Kingdom. Churchill valued Jacob's efforts enough to endorse his promotion from the rank of colonel to lieutenant general over the course of the war; as a brigadier, Jacob was promoted to the substantive rank of colonel in the Regular Army on 30 June 1943. He was granted the acting rank of major-general on 8 September 1944 and advanced to temporary major-general on 8 September 1945. In the 1944 Birthday Honours, he was appointed a Companion in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath; as Jacob had never been in command of troops, he had few prospects for serious work in the forces after the war and sought to make use of his experience in communications. Indeed, he was one of a number of wartime information service staff who moved into broadcasting after 1945.

Jacob retired from the Army on 1 July 1946 with the honorary rank of major-general. By the end of the war, the BBC's European Service, based at Bush House, had become the world's most respected and sophisticated foreign language broadcasting operation and had been admired for its contribution to the war effort. After the war, its significance was reduced and its future in some doubt; the departing head of the service, Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick, recommended Jacob as a potential successor. Sir William Haley, the BBC's Director-General, had met Jacob during preparations to report the news of the D-Day landings and was aware that his political contacts could be valuable, he heeded Kirkpatrick's recommendation, Jacob was duly appointed Controller of the European Service following his retirement from the Army. Jacob accepted the post shortly after receiving a knighthood for his work with the war cabinet. In 1947, Haley decided to rationalise the BBC's overlapping European and Overseas services into a single operation.

Jacob's successful management of Bush House led to his being appointed Director of the reconstructed Overseas service in which post he continued until 1951. In February 1950, he helped to establish the European Broadcasting Union and served as its first President until 1960. Churchill was re-elected in 1951 and in addition to being Prime Minister, he took the office of Secretary of State for Defence, he asked for William Haley to second Jacob from the BBC to reprise his advisory role, this time under the title of Chief Staff Officer. After a single visit to the United States of America and Canada, Churchill had realised that the Defence portfolio was dull during peacetime. Jacob was less comfortable working for Alexander than for Churchill, but a new opportunity arose for him in June 1952, when Haley announced he was to leave the BBC to become editor of The Times; as Haley departed, it was apparent that Jacob was to succeed him in the role of Director-General. Jacob was well respected by the senior staff of the BBC, much more so than the other candidate George Barnes the controller of BBC television..

However, Jacob was still seconded to the Ministry of Defence, so a member of the Board of Management, Sir Basil Nicholls, was made acting Director-General until Jacob could be released back to the BBC. Jacob entered his new job on 1 December 1952. Jacob's tenure coincided with the rise of television, beginning to displace radio as the main broadcast medium. In contrast to Haley's hard-bitten era, Jacob's was a time of financial prosperity for the BBC. Indeed, he found it hard to persuade senior staff that money was available and that there was ample opportunity to spend it in developing television to the full. Jacob was an enthusiast of news and current affairs programming and w

Ad Brennan

Addison Foster Brennan was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. Brennan began his professional career in 1908 with the Springfield Midgets, he played in 1909 with the Wichita Jobbers, had a win-loss record of 18-16 with them that season. After the season, the Cincinnati Reds purchased his contract without having seen; the Philadelphia Phillies traded for him in January 1910 due to finding this out, acquiring Brennan and Bob Ewing for Harry Coveleski and Frank Corridon. Brennan made his major league debut on May 19, 1910, played in 19 games his rookie season, finishing the year with a 2-0 record and a 2.33 earned run average. The following season, he split the season between the Buffalo Bisons. In 1912, he rejoined the Phillies' major league roster full-time, pitched for them until a late-July bout of Diphtheria sidelined him for the rest of the season. In 27 games he had an 11-9 record and a 3.57 ERA. The following season, Brennan pitched in 40 games, had a career-high of 14 wins, 12 losses, a 2.39 ERA.

In one game against the New York Giants, manager John McGraw threw insults at Brennan while he was pitching. After the game, Brennan punched him twice. After the season ended, Brennan jumped to the newly formed Federal League and signed a three-year deal with the Chicago Federals, he pitched in 16 games in 1914 and 19 games in 1915, spent most of both seasons suffering from arm trouble. He spent two years with the minor league Atlanta Crackers, winning 28 games over that time, his career ended the following year after playing in two games for the Washington Senators and one game for the Cleveland Indians. After retiring, he served as head coach of the Fulton High School baseball team for two decades, lived in Kansas City, Missouri until his death in 1962. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet Ad Brennan at SABR