London Central Secondary School
London Central Secondary School is a public secondary school located at the corner of Dufferin Avenue and Waterloo Street in downtown London, Ontario. It is a member of the Thames Valley District School Board, it has 1000 students in full attendance, ranging from grades nine to twelve. London Central Secondary School is noted for its academic excellence. Being the oldest school in the city, Central has a history that can be traced back to a Grammar School of 1826-1926 near the forks of the Thames River; when this Grammar School became too small, a Union School was erected. The Union School was renamed Central School in 1865. London Collegiate Institute was constructed on its present site in 1877. In 1922, the new London Central Collegiate Institute was opened, it was enlarged in 1962 and again in 1968. Central celebrated its centennial in 1977. Construction of an addition including a new weight room and conference room was completed in August 1993. Further extensive renovations took place during 1995-1996 which modernized Central’s building, made it wheelchair accessible, incorporated a school-wide computer network for students.
From 1979 until 1999, London Central was the host to the Module scolaire de langue française - the first public French first language high school in London, Ont. Before the 1998-1999 school year, the MSLF became École secondaire Gabriel-Dumont and it moved into a new Le Centre Desloges for the start of the 1999-2000 school year; until the move the students in the MSLF had been integrated in life at Central, participating as Golden Ghosts in music and sports. Students from the MSLF were elected to Central students’ council, including student council president. London Central has a long tradition as being one of the strongest public high schools in the province. Central's Reach for the Top team came second nationally last year; the music program is nationally recognizable, with both wind and jazz ensembles placing in the top three in provincial competitions. Additionally, the Senior Jazz Ensemble has earned Gold Standings at the National MusicFest on numerous occasions. Additionally the London Central Secondary school chess team was the highest performing in Ontario winning every tournament they attended including the Ontario Provincials.
London Central can be noted for being the first secondary school in Ontario to run an official Paranormal Club. London Central Secondary School has one of the most dominant music programs in the city. About half of the student population is in the music program at Central. Opportunities for students include the Junior Band, Intermediate Band, Senior Band, Wind Ensemble, Junior Stage Band, Senior Jazz Band, Junior String Orchestra, Intermediate String Orchestra, Senior String Orchestra, Intermediate Symphony Orchestra, Senior Symphony Orchestra, Junior Chamber Orchestra, Senior Chamber Orchestra, Senior String Quartet, Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Senior Brass Quartet, Intermediate Percussion Ensemble, Alumni Band; the program has during the past five years won every single competition at the Kiwanis Music Festival at least once, placed in the top three in dozens of provincial competitions, received Gold and Silver Medals at national festivals. The department is led by one of the country's most experienced teaching staff, as well as a parents group - the Golden Ghosts Music Parents Association - and a student Music Council..
While known for academic success, London Central Secondary School has had a rich athletic history, starting with football during the early years of the school. It was written in the London Free Press that during the city championship football game the Central players seemed to move through the defense like ghosts; this is. Since there have been successes in basketball and football. In 1998, the Central senior boys' basketball team went undefeated, going on to win the city championship. London Central brought home the junior football AAA championship in 2005 and 2014. Central's wrestling team has had much success in the past few years. In 2019, Central's wrestling team combined at the TVRA Geris Conference. Jonelle Clark, a Central student, received the Bill Salter Award for Most Outstanding Wrestler. Central's track and field team placed first for the male team scores and second for the female team scores in the senior division at the track and field championship in 2018. Thalia Assuras, anchorwoman for CBS Karen Baldwin, Miss Universe, 1982 Murray Barr and medical researcher John Edwards, Professor of Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University The Essentials, a cappella group Max Ferguson, CBC Radio personality Jessie Fleming, soccer player, Canada's Women's National Team Victor Garber, actor Natalie Glebova, Miss Universe, 2005 Jenny Jones, daytime talk show host.
Rock Paper Dead
Rock Paper Dead is a 2017 American psychological thriller film directed by Tom Holland and written by Kerry Fleming and Victor Miller. Serial killer Peter "the Doll Maker" Harris is considered cured and is released from a state hospital for the criminally insane, he returns to his ancestral family home, where he is haunted by childhood memories and ghostly visitations from his past victims. When the beautiful Ashley enters his life, it rekindles old desires. Luke Macfarlane as Peter Harris Jennifer Titus as Ashley Grant Michael Madsen as Doyle Dechert Tatum O'Neal as Dr. Evelyn Bauer Anna Margaret as Zoe Palmer John Dugan as Uncle Charles Gabrielle Stone as Barbara Courtlyn Cannan as Angela Grant Nicole Pierce as Detective Walker Kerry Fleming as Detective Flynn Quinton Aaron as Joe Ari Lehman as Jason Sam Puefua as Michael Maureen McCormick as Nurse Ruland Shanda Renee as Nurse Collins Najarra Townsend as Harmony In 2016 it was announced that Holland would be directing the film Rock Paper Dead, to be written by Friday the 13th screenwriter Victor Miller.
A trailer for the film was released on March 2, 2017. On October 21, 2017, the film premiered at Nightmares Film Festival in Columbus, where it won Best Screenplay Feature; the film was set for wide release in 2018. Rock Paper Dead on IMDb
Jill Clayburgh was an American actress known for her work in theater and cinema. She won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 1978 film An Unmarried Woman, she would receive a second Best Actress Academy Award nomination for the 1979 film Starting Over as well as four Golden Globe nominations for her film performances. Clayburgh made her Broadway debut in 1968 and starred in the original Broadway productions of the musicals The Rothschilds and Pippin, returned in 1984 for the revival of the play Design for Living. On television, she appeared in episodes of Medical Center and The Rockford Files, before starring in the 1975 TV film Hustling, which earned her the first of two Emmy Award nominations, she received a second Emmy nomination for her 2004 guest role in the drama series Nip/Tuck, went on to star in the drama series Dirty Sexy Money. Her film roles included Gable and Lombard, Silver Streak, Semi-Tough, La Luna, First Monday in October, Hanna K.
Shy People, Fools Rush In, Running With Scissors and Bridesmaids. Clayburgh was born in New York City, the daughter of Julia Louise, an actress and theatrical production secretary for producer David Merrick, Albert Henry "Bill" Clayburgh, a manufacturing executive, her paternal grandmother was opera singer Alma Lachenbruch Clayburgh. Clayburgh's mother was Protestant and her father was Jewish, though she never talked about her religious background and was raised in no faith. Clayburgh never got along with her parents and began therapy at an early age: "I was rebellious as a teenager, aside from having an unhappy, neurotic childhood, but I just can't go into it. I think I undirected need so I just kind of rebelled in a general fashion. I got myself in terrible personal trouble. Therapy has helped me a lot in my life."As a child, Clayburgh was inspired to become an actor when she saw Jean Arthur as Peter Pan on Broadway in 1950. She was raised on Manhattan's Upper East Side, she attended Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied religion and literature, but decided to be an actress.
She received her acting training at HB Studio. Clayburgh began acting as a student in summer stock and, after graduating, joined the Charles Street Repertory Theater in Boston, where she met another up-and-coming actor and future Academy Award-winning star, Al Pacino, in 1967, they met after starring in Jean-Claude Van Itallie's play Hurrah. They moved back together to New York City. In 1968, Clayburgh debuted off-Broadway in the double bill of Israel Horovitz's The Indian Wants the Bronx and It's Called the Sugar Plum starring Pacino. Clayburgh and Pacino were cast in "Deadly Circle of Violence", an episode of the ABC television series NYPD, premiering November 12, 1968. Clayburgh at the time was appearing on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow, playing the role of Grace Bolton, her father would send the couple money each month to help with finances. She made her Broadway debut in 1968 in The Sudden and Accidental Re-Education of Horse Johnson, co-starring Jack Klugman, which ran for 5 performances.
In 1969, she starred in an off-Broadway production of the Henry Bloomstein play Calling in Crazy, at the Andy Warhol owned Fortune theatre. She appeared off Broadway in The Nest. In 1969, Clayburgh made her screen debut in The Wedding Party and directed by Brian De Palma; the Wedding Party was not released until six years later. The film focuses on a soon-to-be groom and his interactions with various relatives of his fiancée and members of the wedding party, her co-stars included Robert De Niro, in one of his early film roles, Jennifer Salt. In his review from The New York Times, Howard Thompson wrote, "As the harassed engaged couple, two newcomers, Charles Pfluger and Jill Clayburgh, are as appealing as they can be." Clayburgh attracted attention when she appeared in the Broadway musical The Rothschilds which ran for 502 performances. She went on to play Desdemona opposite James Earl Jones in the 1971 production of Othello in Los Angeles, had another Broadway success with Pippin, which ran for 1944 performances.
Clive Barnes of The New York Times found Clayburgh to be "all sweet connivance as the widow out to get her man."During this time, Clayburgh had a string of brief character parts in film and television. Some of these include a small role in The Telephone Book and Portnoy's Complaint, Tiger on a Chain, Shock-a-bye, Baby and 1974's The Terminal Man, opposite George Segal. After guest-starring on an episode of The Snoop Sisters, Clayburgh played Ryan O'Neal's ex wife in The Thief Who Came to Dinner and starred in a TV pilot, not picked up, Going Places, she guest starred on Medical Centre and The Rockford Files. She returned to Broadway for Tom Stoppard's Jumpers, which ran for 48 performances. Clayburgh was praised for her performances in the TV movies Hustling, where she played a prostitute, The Art of Crime. Hustling was a departure for her: "Before I did Hustling I was always cast as a nice wife. I wasn't good at it. With Hustling, it was a nice role and it was a departure. People saw a different dimension."
Her performance in the TV film earned her an Emmy nomination.
Cynthia Ellen Nixon is an American actress and politician. For her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series Sex and the City, Nixon won the 2004 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, she reprised the role in the films Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2. Her other film credits include Amadeus, James White, playing Emily Dickinson in A Quiet Passion. Nixon made her Broadway debut in the 1980 revival of The Philadelphia Story, her other Broadway credits include The Real Thing, Indiscretions, The Women, Wit. She won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for Rabbit Hole, the 2008 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for An Inconvenient Truth, the 2017 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for The Little Foxes, her other television roles include playing political figures Eleanor Roosevelt in Warm Springs, Michele Davis in Too Big to Fail, playing Nancy Reagan in the 2016 television film Killing Reagan.
On March 19, 2018, Nixon announced her campaign for Governor of New York as a challenger to Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo. Her platform focused on income inequality, renewable energy, establishing universal health care, stopping mass incarceration in the United States, protecting undocumented children from deportation, she lost in the Democratic primary to Cuomo on September 13, 2018, with 34% of the vote to his 66%. Nixon was nominated as the gubernatorial candidate for the Working Families Party. Nixon has been an advocate for LGBT rights in the United States the right of same-sex marriage, she met her wife at a 2002 gay rights rally, announced her engagement at a rally for New York marriage equality in 2009. She received the Yale University Artist for Equality award in 2013 and a Visibility Award from the Human Rights Campaign in 2018. Nixon was born in Manhattan, the only child of Walter Elmer Nixon Jr. a radio journalist from Texas, Anne Elizabeth, an actress from Chicago. She is of English and German descent.
Her grandparents were Adolph Knoll, Etta Elizabeth Williams, Walter E. Nixon, Sr. and Grace Truman McCormack. Nixon's parents divorced when she was six years old. According to Nixon, her father was unemployed and her mother was the household's main breadwinner: Nixon's mother worked on the game show To Tell the Truth, coaching the "impostors" who claimed to be the person described by the host. Nixon made her first television appearance on the show at 9 as one of the "impostors", pretending to be a junior horse riding champion. Nixon was an actress all through her years at Hunter College Elementary School and Hunter College High School taking time away from school to perform in film and on stage. Nixon acted in order to pay her way through Barnard College, where she received a B. A. in English Literature. In the spring of 1986, she studied abroad with Semester at Sea. Nixon's first onscreen appearance was as an imposter on To Tell the Truth, where her mother worked, she began acting at 12 as the object of a wealthy schoolmate's crush in The Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid, a 1979 ABC Afterschool Special.
She made her feature debut co-starring with Kristy McNichol and Tatum O'Neal in Little Darlings. She made her Broadway debut as Dinah Lord in a 1980 revival of The Philadelphia Story. Alternating between film, TV, stage, she did projects like the 1982 ABC movie My Body, My Child, the features Prince of the City and I Am the Cheese, the 1982 Off-Broadway productions of John Guare's Lydie Breeze. In 1984, while a freshman at Barnard College, Nixon made theatrical history by appearing in two hit Broadway plays directed by Mike Nichols, they were The Real Thing, where she played the daughter of Jeremy Irons and Christine Baranski. The two theaters were just two blocks apart and Nixon's roles were both short, so she could run from one to the other. Onscreen, she played the role of Salieri's maid/spy, Lorl, in Amadeus. In 1985, she appeared alongside Jeff Daniels in Lanford Wilson's Lemon Sky at Second Stage Theatre, she landed her first major supporting role in a movie as an intelligent teenager who aids her boyfriend in building a nuclear bomb in Marshall Brickman's The Manhattan Project.
Nixon was part of the cast of the NBC miniseries The Murder of Mary Phagan starring Jack Lemmon and Kevin Spacey, portrayed the daughter of a presidential candidate in Tanner'88, Robert Altman's political satire for HBO. She reprised the role for the 2004 sequel, Tanner on Tanner. On stage, Nixon portrayed Juliet in a 1988 New York Shakespeare Festival production of Romeo and Juliet, acted in the workshop production of Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Heidi Chronicles, playing several characters after it came to Broadway in 1989, she was the guest star in the second episode of the long running NBC television series Law & Order. She played the role of an agoraphobic woman in a February 1993 episode of Murder, She Wrote, titled "Threshold of Fear". Nixon succeeded Marcia Gay Harden as Harper Pitt in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, received a Tony nomination for her performance in Indiscretions, her sixth Broadway show, although she lost the part to another actress took over the role of Lala Levy
Over There (U.S. TV series)
Over There was an American action/drama/war television series co-created by Steven Bochco and Chris Gerolmo and produced by 20th Century Fox Television. It premiered in the United States on July 27, 2005 on FX and in Canada on September 6, 2005 on the History Television channel; the series was presented in 16:9 widescreen format in the United States and the United Kingdom, mastered in high definition. FX formally announced on November 1, 2005 that the show would not be returning due to declining ratings; the thirteenth and final episode of the series, "Follow the Money", aired in the U. S. on October 26, 2005. The series followed a unit of the United States Army's 3rd Infantry Division on its first tour of duty in Iraq, chronicled the war's effects on the soldiers' families in the United States; the Iraq sequences were filmed in the California desert, while the homefront scenes are shot in and around the Greater Los Angeles area. The pilot was developed by Steven Bochco; the show was to be produced by UPN, who subsequently decided that the prospects for international sales were not good and withdrew from the project.
However, the series was seen around the world on pay cable channels in about 100 territories, according to Reuters. The title of the series echoes "Over There", George M. Cohan's 1917 song about U. S. soldiers serving abroad during World War I. The theme song used for the series is Chris Gerolmo's "Over There"; the show was the first scripted television series set in a current, ongoing military action involving the United States. In another unusual move, the pilot episode was released on DVD on August 2, 2005, less than a week after the show's premiere. PFC Bo "Texas" Rider, Jr. — a 20-year–old star quarterback, awarded a partial scholarship to Texas A&M, but could not make up the financial shortfall and joined the Army so he could take advantage of the G. I. Bill once his enlistment is up, he was fixated on the nicknames all of his squad mates have and the stories behind them as he did not have his own nickname. He had a wife and young son whom he loved much. At the end of the first episode, a truck containing Bo and PV2 Dumphy drove over a landmine.
Bo received terrible injuries to his leg and it was amputated shortly afterwards. He became determined to return to his unit to stop feeling helpless. PV2 Frank "Dim" Dumphy — in spite of his well-to-do upbringing and Ivy League education, this 22-year-old Cornell graduate deliberately chose a blue-collar, lower-class lifestyle, he was tormented by intellectual conflicts over the actions he is ordered to carry out, maddened with worry over his pregnant, alcoholic wife and disturbed 7-year-old stepson. He has never pursued a commission, his perspective serves as a contrast to emphasize the underprivileged roots of his squad mates. The most sensitive character in the series, he was disturbed when he learned that a particular insurgent sacrificed several men and a little girl in order to get past a check point, he lacked a degree of street smarts which "Smoke" possessed as he has shown on some occasions, does not operate prudently under pressure. It is unclear as to why he is a Private when his B.
S. gives him an automatic promotion to Specialist. He carries an M4 carbine like his squad-mates. SSG Chris "Scream" Silas — the battle-hardened veteran from Long Island, New York, given charge of a group of new recruits who has no problem speaking his mind to his superiors, he was not happy about having been handed 90 days additional duty on the eve of returning home, but begins to like his squad more as his 90 days winds down. His nickname, "Scream", stems from the loud manner. PV2 Avery "Angel" King — a gifted singer hailing from a small town in Arkansas, enlisted in a fit of anger at not making a competitive choir, a decision the 20-year–old devout Christian comes to regret. "Angel's" exceptional marksmanship skills made him the unit's Designated Marksman and his M4 having an ACOG mounted on it. PV2 Maurice "Smoke" Williams — a native of Compton, California was high during most of his twenty years. Although he was arguably the best in his squad, as evidenced by his street smarts, he had a "us-or-them" attitude towards his white squad mates, but this attitude was lessened each time a white squad mate saves his life.
He is irreligious as a rebellion against his mother, much of his contempt directed toward "Angel". He serves as the squad's SAW gunner, carrying a compact "paratrooper" version of the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon. PFC Tariq Nassiri — is an Arab-American from Detroit, assigned as a replacement for Bo, his extensive knowledge of Arabic and Middle Eastern customs saved the squad multiple times, acting as a middleman between the American soldiers and the local people. Tariq is college educated and sensitive to all involved. Like Dim, Tariq has a bachelor's degree, yet only held the rank of PFC. PFC Esmeralda "Doublewide" Del Rio — a happily–married new mother, was a resourceful, no-nonsense soldier; the 20-year–old displayed her whenever the subject of her "ample figure" comes up. She and "Mrs. B" are part of a logistics unit that supports the squad on their missions, be it providing resupply or transport via their M939 5-ton trucks, carries an M16A2 rifle instead of an M4 carbine like most of her comrades.
PV2 Brenda "Mrs. B" Mitchell — was a "pig-headed" and obstinate 18-year-old, who wa
University of Western Ontario
The University of Western Ontario, corporately branded as Western University as of 2012 and shortened to Western, is a public research university in London, Canada. The main campus is located on 455 hectares of land, surrounded by residential neighbourhoods and the Thames River bisecting the campus' eastern portion; the university operates twelve academic schools. It is a member of a group of research-intensive universities in Canada; the university was founded on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as "The Western University of London Ontario". It incorporated Huron University College, founded in 1863; the first four faculties were Arts, Divinity and Medicine. The Western University of London became non-denominational in 1908. Beginning in 1919, the university has affiliated with several denominational colleges; the university grew in the post-World War II era, as a number of faculties and schools were added to university. Western is a co-educational university, with more than 24,000 students, with over 306,000 living alumni worldwide.
Notable alumni include government officials, business leaders, Nobel Laureates, Rhodes Scholars, distinguished fellows. Western's varsity teams, known as the Western Mustangs, compete in the Ontario University Athletics conference of U Sports; the university was founded on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as The Western University of London Ontario, its first chancellor was Chief Justice Richard Martin Meredith. It incorporated Huron College, founded in 1863; the first four faculties were Arts, Divinity and Medicine. There were only 15 students when classes began in 1881. Although the university was incorporated in 1878, it was not until 20 June 1881 that it received the right to confer degrees in Arts and Medicine. In 1882, the name of the university was revised to The Western University and College of London, Ontario; the first convocation of graduates was held on 27 April 1883. Affiliated with the Church of England, Western became non-denominational in 1908.
In 1916, the university's current site was purchased from the Kingsmill family. There are two World War I memorial plaques in University College; the first lists the 19 students and graduates of the University of Western Ontario who lost their lives. A third plaque lists those who served with the No. 10 Canadian General hospital during WWII, the unit raised and equipped by UWO. In 1923, the university was renamed The University of Western Ontario; the first two buildings constructed by architect John Moore and Co. at the new site were the Arts Building and the Natural Science Building. Classes on the university's present site began in 1924; the University College tower, one of the university's most distinctive features, was named the Middlesex Memorial Tower in honour of the men from Middlesex County who fought in World War I. In 1919, the Ursuline Sisters had established Brescia College as a Roman Catholic affiliate, in the same year Assumption College in Windsor affiliated with the university.
Before the end of the affiliation, Assumption College was one of the largest colleges associated with the university. Waterloo College of Arts became affiliated with Western in 1925. St. Peter's College seminary of London, Ontario was became affiliated with Western in 1939, it became King's College, an arts college. Today, King's, Brescia colleges are all still affiliates of Western. Two World War II memorial honour rolls are hung on the Physics and Astronomy Building: the first lists the UWO students and graduates who served in the Second World War, the second lists those who served with the No. 10 Canadian General hospital during WWII, the unit raised and equipped by UWO. Although enrollment was small for many years, the university began to grow after World War II, it added a number of faculties in the post-war period, such as the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the School of Business Administration, the Faculty of Engineering Science, the Faculty of Law, Althouse College for education students and the Faculty of Music.
In 2012, the university rebranded itself as "Western University" to give the school less of a regional or national identity. "We want to be international," president Dr. Amit Chakma told The Globe and Mail; the university's legal name, remains "The University of Western Ontario" and is used on transcripts and diplomas. The University of Western Ontario is in the city of London, Ontario, in the southwestern end of the Quebec City–Windsor Corridor; the majority of the campus is surrounded by residential neighbourhoods, with the Thames River bisecting the campus' eastern portion. Western Road is the university's major transportation artery, going north to south; the central campus of Western, which includes most of the University's student residences and teaching facilities is 170.8 hectares. Student residences make up the largest portion of Western's building area, with 31 percent of all building space allocated for residential use. Teaching and research facilities take up the second largest portion of building space, with 28 percent of all buildin