Maeve Christina Mary Sherlock, Baroness Sherlock, is a Labour Party life peer. Born in Finsbury Park, north London, Sherlock was educated at Our Lady's Abingdon in Abingdon on Thames before going on to study Sociology at Liverpool University, she received an MBA from the Open University. She served as NUS President from 1988 to 1990. From 2007-2010 she was a commissioner of the Human Rights Commission. Sherlock chaired the National Student Forum from 2007 to 2010 and was a Non-Executive Director of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission from 2008-2010, she has been on the board of the Financial Ombudsman Service since 2007. She was chief executive of the Refugee Council, a charity supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, between August 2003 and October 2006. Prior to joining the charity, she worked as a special advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown MP. At the Treasury her brief covered social issues such as welfare reform. Sherlock has been Chief Executive of the National Council for One Parent Families, Director of the education charity UKCOSA and is a former president of the National Union of Students.
She was a trustee of the think tank Demos. She studied at the University of Liverpool in the 1980s, she is working on her doctorate in Theology at St Chad's College, Durham University, of which she is an Honorary Fellow and Tutor. On 30 June 2018, she was ordained as a deacon in the Church of England, to serve her curacy at St Nicholas' Church, Durham, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2000 New Year Honours. On 17 June 2010, she was created a life peer as Baroness Sherlock, of Durham in the County of Durham, was introduced in the House of Lords on 5 July 2010
Maeve Quinlan is an American actress and former professional tennis player. She is best known for starring as Megan Conley for 11 years in The Bold and the Beautiful and for the series South of Nowhere. Raised in Northfield a North shore suburb, she attended New Trier high School in Winnetka and Northwesten University and USC on tennis scholarships. Maeve played Wimbledon, the French open and was a world-class tennis player making many friendships on the court, she is the daughter of a pharmacist. Quinlan entered the professional tennis circuit at age 16, appearing in several major tournaments and reaching seed position #95 in world rankings, which earned her full scholarship to both USC and Northwestern universities, where she studied theater. After an injury, she quit tennis and pursued an acting career, starting with parts in commercials for Nike and Gatorade. Prior to South of Nowhere she was a regular on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, where from 1995–2005 she played Megan Conley.
She returned for a three-week guest-starring role on the show in March 2006, while on hiatus from South of Nowhere. One of her more notable roles was that of "Rhonda" in the 2002 movie Ken Park, a controversial film in which she received oral sex from the boyfriend of her character's daughter, she starred in the unsuccessful comedy Totally Blonde in 2001, in 2007, the popular web series Girltrash! She starred in the 2009 movie Not Easily Broken with Taraji P. Henson, she both co-created, co-produced and starred in 3 Way, a web series about roommates which featured lesbian characters, with Jill Bennett, Maile Flanagan and Cathy Shim. Maeve Quinlan is a first-generation American, the daughter of Irish immigrants, holds dual US/Irish citizenship, she is divorced from actor Tom Sizemore. She is close friends with Chris Evert. Maeve Quinlan on IMDb
Criminal Minds is an American police procedural crime drama television series created and produced by Jeff Davis. It premiered on September 22, 2005, has run for fourteen seasons on CBS, it tells the story of a group of behavioral profilers who work for the FBI as members of its Behavioral Analysis Unit. The team focuses on profiling criminals, called the "unsub" or "unknown subject", as well as victimology, in investigation of crimes; the show follows the team as they tackle their personal struggles. The show has an ensemble cast, with Jason Gideon, Aaron Hotchner, Elle Greenaway, Derek Morgan, Spencer Reid, Jennifer Jareau, Penelope Garcia as the original cast. Throughout the show's seasons, the characters Emily Prentiss, David Rossi, Ashley Seaver, Alex Blake, Kate Callahan, Tara Lewis, Luke Alvez, Stephen Walker, Matt Simmons were introduced. Criminal Minds has gained critical acclaim for its characterization, atmosphere, acting and writing, it has become a ratings hit for CBS featuring as one of the network's most-watched cable shows throughout its decade-long run.
Its success has spawned a media franchise, with several spinoffs, including a South Korean adaptation and a video game. The show was renewed for its fifteenth and final season on January 10, 2019; when the series premiered in September 2005, it featured FBI agents Jason Gideon, Aaron Hotchner, Elle Greenaway, Derek Morgan, Spencer Reid, Jennifer "JJ" Jareau, Penelope Garcia. For season 1, Garcia was not a main cast member but rather had a recurring role, although she appeared in most episodes. Glaudini departed the series in season 2 to return to live in New York City. Patinkin departed the series at the start of season 3. Joe Mantegna replaced him as David Rossi, a best-selling author and FBI agent who comes out of retirement. During this season, Cook became pregnant with her first child, the pregnancy was written into the show. Cook was on maternity leave for part of season 4. Prior to the start of season 6, it was announced that Brewster's role would be reduced for the upcoming season, Cook would be released from her contract.
The decision to release Cook and Brewster from their contracts resulted in a backlash from fans who signed protest petitions. Subsequently and Brewster were reinstated in their roles for season 7 and Nichols was released. Brewster departed from the series after that season. Brewster did however make a guest appearance as Prentiss in the 200th episode. After two seasons, Tripplehorn was released from the show. During this season, the character of Gideon was killed off by producers off-screen. Cook and Hewitt were on hiatus from the show due to their pregnancies after production concluded for season 10. Cook returned after seven episodes of season 11. Moore departed that same season. Messer said it was planned for Moore to do six episodes, but it was decided to extend this to the first 18 episodes of season 11 as six episodes "didn't feel like enough". A week after Moore left, Paget Brewster made her second special guest appearance. Moore was replaced in the twelfth season by Adam Rodriguez, as Luke Alvez, a Fugitive Task Force Agent.
Tyler was promoted to series regular from this season. Following this, Gibson was suspended, fired, from the program due to an on-set altercation with one of the producers. Gibson was replaced by Damon Gupton as Stephen Walker, a seasoned profiler from the Behavioral Analysis Program who will bring his spy-hunting skills to the BAU. Gumpton's contract was not renewed after season 12, with CBS stating his departure was "part of a creative change on the show". Daniel Henney, a series regular on spin-off series Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders as Matt Simmons, joined the main show as a series regular for season 13. Jason Gideon, senior supervisory special agent and former BAU unit chief Gideon is known as the BAU's best profiler. After a series of troubling cases and the murder of his friend Sarah by fugitive serial killer Frank Breitkopf, he begins to feel burned out; the last straw occurs when Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner is suspended for two weeks by the team's b
Maeve Dermody is a UK-based Australian actress. After a film appearance as a child, her adult acting career has included work in Australian and British television, short films and movies, she characterises her own acting goal as "to be able to play different characters every time, without traces of myself". She is the daughter of Susan Murphy Dermody, a film theorist and director, her father is a psychologist. Dermody's family encouraged a love of literature and the arts, supported performing as well - her mother gave Dermody her first part when she was 5 years old in the film her mother directed Breathing Under Water. Dermody attended Mosman High School in Sydney with a near-perfect UAI. During high school she was active in drama classes, as well as the Australian Theatre for Young People, furthered her acting education with several courses at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney. While still in high school, Dermody began getting roles in Australian television series such as All Saints, in short films.
Her first major film role was in the independent thriller Black Water, about a trio of people trapped in the mangroves of the North Territory by a menacing Saltwater Crocodile. Dermody's performance in Black Water earned her multiple nominations for Best Supporting Actress awards in the Australian film industry, her next major film role was in Beautiful Kate, for which she was again nominated for the AFI Best Supporting Actress Award. She had a lead role in the 2010 well-received film Griff the Invisible, in the 2012 miniseries Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms. In 2013, Dermody starred in the 10-part TV series drama Serangoon Road as Claire Simpson, married to Frank but having an affair with Sam. Dermody is active in the Australian theatre, having appeared in such diverse productions as Killer Joe, Measure for Measure, Our Town, played Nina in The Seagull, all for the major theatre companies in Sydney. At Christmas, 2015, Dermody starred as Vera Claythorne in BBC One's version of Agatha Christie's thriller And Then There Were None.
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Maeve Higgins is an Irish comedian from Cobh, County Cork based in New York. She was a principal actor/writer of the RTÉ production Naked Camera, as well for her own show Maeve Higgins' Fancy Vittles, her book of essays We Have A Good Time, Don't We? was published by Hachette in 2012. She produces radio documentaries, she appeared on The Ray D'Arcy Show on Today FM. Higgins started up in comedy in 2005 and has written and performed at many festivals and shows, she began her comedy career on national radio station Today FM after auditioning on The Ray D'Arcy Show in February 2004. She failed to win. In 2005, she took part in the hidden camera show Naked Camera with fellow comedian and friend PJ Gallagher, she landed her own television show, Maeve Higgins' Fancy Vittles, in 2009. Since 2010 she has been performing with Josie Long and Isy Suttie. 2006‘Ha Ha Yum’ with sister, Lilly, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe2007‘Slightly Amazing’ at the Adelaide Fringe Festival ‘My News’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe2008‘Ha Ha Yum’ with Claudia O'Doherty at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival ‘Kitten Brides’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe ‘I Can’t Sleep’, a children’s play written by David O'Doherty.
Higgins performed this skit with O'Doherty at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.2009‘Kitten Brides’ at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival ‘I Can’t Sleep’ at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival ‘Kitten Brides’ at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival2010'A Rare Sight' at the Brisbane Comedy Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Performed with Nick Coyle.'A Rare Sight' at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Nick Coyle could not attend due to surgery on shoulder.'Personal Best' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2008 Spicks and Specks 2005, 2006 Tubridy Tonight 2009 The Podge and Rodge Show 2009 Talkin"Bout Your Generation 2009 The Modest Adventures of David O'Doherty 2009 Maeve Higgins' Fancy Vittles 2015 StarTalk with "Neil deGrasse Tyson" 2005-2007 Naked Camera - Various characters 2006 Magic - Chloe 2012 "Moone Boy" 2015 Inside Amy Schumer 2005-2007 Naked Camera 2009 Maeve Higgins' Fancy Vittles'What Would Maeve Do?' on The Ray D'Arcy Show 2016 - The Unbelievable Truth 2018 - 2019 Wait Wait...
Don't Tell Me 2018 - Everything is Alive Higgins received widespread criticism from disability campaigners when she revealed on March 30, 2018 on the Irish Late Late Show that she purchased a Service dog vest on Amazon and pretended that her pet dog was a service dog for a trans-Atlantic flight. She subsequently apologized for her actions. Official website Maeve Higgins on IMDb
Sweep (book series)
Sweep is a series of young adult fantasy novels written by Cate Tiernan, the first of which, Book of Shadows, was published in 2001. The series follows a teenage girl, Morgan Rowlands, who discovers she is the descendant of a long line of witches, possesses powerful magic of her own. Morgan Rowlands is a high school student living in the picturesque town of Widow's Vale. Morgan is an ordinary girl. However, her life becomes unsettled upon meeting Cal Blaire. With his angelic face, gold-colored eyes, perfect body, olive skin, Cal becomes the center of every girl’s admiration, this including Morgan and her best friend, Bree Warren, who breaks up with her boyfriend and Raven. Having gained popularity with his air of charisma and good looks, Cal manages to gather several dozen students from his new school to a “homecoming party”. During the party, Cal reveals his Wiccan origins by inviting his peers to join him in a circle to celebrate Mabon, one of the Wiccan Sabbaths. Feelings of discomfort and surprise cause many of the guests to leave, but Bree and Morgan decide to stay for the circle.
From that moment on, Morgan begins showing a knack for Witchcraft. However, as the chemistry between Cal and Morgan becomes more and more apparent a rift in Bree and Morgan’s friendship emerges because of the incident at the pool party when he picks Morgan up in his arms; as the Samhain gathering comes to a close and his friends form a coven called Cirrus. During this circle, Morgan discovers that she is a "blood witch": a person, born with magical powers. Upon learning that she is a blood witch, Morgan concludes that her parents are blood witches and confronts them. However, after her parents deny being witches, this leads Morgan to find out, she runs out of the house in a fierce rage finding comfort with Cal. From on, Cal and Morgan's relationship develops. Cal tells Morgan, he says he loves her, the rift between Morgan and Bree grows, Morgan goes on a quest to find her origins. Due to Cal and Morgan's relationship and Raven, members of Cirrus, announce their leaving of the coven to a different coven, headed by Sky Eventide.
Morgan, in the end, meets Sky along with Hunter Niall. At Cal's house. Morgan feels wary around Hunter and Sky upon meeting them. While trying to get away from them, Morgan accidentally stumbles upon Selene's hidden library, where she finds her mother's Book of Shadows. Flustered from seeing Sky and Hunter in Cal's home, wanting to get away from them, leaves the room and discovers a door hidden in the hallway; when entering the room, Morgan realizes. While glimpsing the thousands of books that mark the walls, Morgan becomes taken over by a sensation. Unconsciously, she pulls out a book with no title. Flipping through the pages she realizes. Amidst her overwhelming emotions and his mother, Selene Belltower, perplexed about how she was able to enter the secret room. At first feeling guilty, but seeing the Book of Shadows is rightfully hers, Morgan confidently opposes Selene, without any conflict Selene gives the book to Morgan. Morgan returns home. From this point on Cal's respect and feelings begin to grow for Morgan.
Tensions rise and things start to become unclear as little pieces of information arise. Morgan discovers that she is Woodbane, Hunter is Cal's brother and he is Seeker for the International Council of Witches investigating Selene and Cal. Morgan finds her birth mother's tools beneath their old house in Meshomah Falls, by scrying in the fire she sees her birth mother Maeve Riordan pointing under the house, so she drives there with her best friend Robbie to retrieve it. Further tensions erupt on Morgan's birthday during her time with Cal. Cal and Hunter break into an argument. Hunter announces his reason for being there, to fulfill his duty as Seeker. Cal runs into the woods with Hunter following Morgan following. Hunter and Cal fight, resulting to the event of Hunter placing a braigh - a spelled chain meant to hurt witches - on Cal so that he is helpless. Cal begs Morgan to save him, so Morgan throws the athame that Cal gave her for her birthday at Hunter, sending him over the edge of the cliff and into the river.
Cal by "solving" the problem sets the place Morgan is inside on fire. Morgan is willed to face the same death of her mother. Or until Morgan's friends Robbie and Bree crash through the door saving Morgan. In Dark Magick Morgan was betrayed by the first boy she loved. Now Morgan must attempt to get on with her life. Morgan begins to study with Hunter, begins to realize her feelings for him, but dark magick seems to be surrounding them and someone close is to blame. Hunter and Morgan start to get closer throughout the book. Hunter suspects that the dark magick is being used by David Redstone, owner of Practical Magick, Morgan's friend. Morgan does everything she can to try and prove it was not him; the day before David gets stripped of his powers and Hunter share a passionate kiss, after Hunter strips David of his powers, he gives Morgan the stone Morganite, it shows that Morgan is the thing/person that Hunter desires most in his heart. Kithic and Cirrus merge and Morgan becomes aware of her feelings for Hunter.
Throughout the book Morgan and Hunter's relationship develop with an occasional mishap. The two find out that the severed brake lines
Europe is a continent located in the Northern Hemisphere and in the Eastern Hemisphere. It is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the south, it comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia. Since around 1850, Europe is most considered to be separated from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas and the waterways of the Turkish Straits. Although the term "continent" implies physical geography, the land border is somewhat arbitrary and has been redefined several times since its first conception in classical antiquity; the division of Eurasia into two continents reflects East-West cultural and ethnic differences which vary on a spectrum rather than with a sharp dividing line. The geographic border does not follow political boundaries, with Turkey and Kazakhstan being transcontinental countries. A strict application of the Caucasus Mountains boundary places two comparatively small countries and Georgia, in both continents.
Europe covers 2 % of the Earth's surface. Politically, Europe is divided into about fifty sovereign states of which the Russian Federation is the largest and most populous, spanning 39% of the continent and comprising 15% of its population. Europe had a total population of about 741 million as of 2016; the European climate is affected by warm Atlantic currents that temper winters and summers on much of the continent at latitudes along which the climate in Asia and North America is severe. Further from the sea, seasonal differences are more noticeable than close to the coast. Europe, in particular ancient Greece, was the birthplace of Western civilization; the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AD and the subsequent Migration Period marked the end of ancient history and the beginning of the Middle Ages. Renaissance humanism, exploration and science led to the modern era. Since the Age of Discovery started by Portugal and Spain, Europe played a predominant role in global affairs. Between the 16th and 20th centuries, European powers controlled at various times the Americas all of Africa and Oceania and the majority of Asia.
The Age of Enlightenment, the subsequent French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars shaped the continent culturally and economically from the end of the 17th century until the first half of the 19th century. The Industrial Revolution, which began in Great Britain at the end of the 18th century, gave rise to radical economic and social change in Western Europe and the wider world. Both world wars took place for the most part in Europe, contributing to a decline in Western European dominance in world affairs by the mid-20th century as the Soviet Union and the United States took prominence. During the Cold War, Europe was divided along the Iron Curtain between NATO in the West and the Warsaw Pact in the East, until the revolutions of 1989 and fall of the Berlin Wall. In 1949 the Council of Europe was founded, following a speech by Sir Winston Churchill, with the idea of unifying Europe to achieve common goals, it includes all European states except for Belarus and Vatican City. Further European integration by some states led to the formation of the European Union, a separate political entity that lies between a confederation and a federation.
The EU originated in Western Europe but has been expanding eastward since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. The currency of most countries of the European Union, the euro, is the most used among Europeans. In classical Greek mythology, Europa was a Phoenician princess; the word Europe is derived from her name. The name contains the elements εὐρύς, "wide, broad" and ὤψ "eye, countenance", hence their composite Eurṓpē would mean "wide-gazing" or "broad of aspect". Broad has been an epithet of Earth herself in the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European religion and the poetry devoted to it. There have been attempts to connect Eurṓpē to a Semitic term for "west", this being either Akkadian erebu meaning "to go down, set" or Phoenician'ereb "evening, west", at the origin of Arabic Maghreb and Hebrew ma'arav. Michael A. Barry, professor in Princeton University's Near Eastern Studies Department, finds the mention of the word Ereb on an Assyrian stele with the meaning of "night, sunset", in opposition to Asu " sunrise", i.e. Asia.
The same naming motive according to "cartographic convention" appears in Greek Ἀνατολή. Martin Litchfield West stated that "phonologically, the match between Europa's name and any form of the Semitic word is poor." Next to these hypotheses there is a Proto-Indo-European root *h1regʷos, meaning "darkness", which produced Greek Erebus. Most major world languages use words derived from Europa to refer to the continent. Chinese, for example, uses the word Ōuzhōu. In some Turkic languages the Persian name Frangistan is used casually in referring to much of Europe, besides official names such as Avrupa or Evropa; the prevalent definition of Europe as a geographical term has been in use since the mid-19th century. Europe is taken to be bounded by large bodies of water