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There's Always a Thursday

There's Always a Thursday is a 1957 British crime film directed by Charles Saunders and starring Charles Victor, Jill Ireland, Lloyd Lamble and Robert Raglan. Much of the film was shot at Southall Studios. Comedy about a down-trodden clerk's new found fame as the director of a racy lingerie firm, after an innocent encounter with a fast woman is misreported and earns him the reputation of a suburban Romeo. Charles Victor as George Potter Frances Day as Vera Clandon Marjorie Rhodes as Marjorie Potter Bruce Seton as James Pelly Robert Raglan as Crosby Jill Ireland as Jennifer Potter Richard Thorp as Dennis Potter Lloyd Lamble as Detective Sergeant Bolton Patrick Holt as Middleton Ewen Solon as Inspector Bradley Alex Macintosh as TV Interviewer Reginald Hearne as Bannister Deidre Mayne as Miss Morton Glen Alyn as Mrs. Middleton Alexander Field as Tramp Martin Boddey as Sergeant TV Guide wrote that a "good performance by Victor and an intelligent script lift this one above the ranks." The film historians Steve Chibnall and Brian McFarlane agree: "The film is quite neatly structured but, without the coherence which Victor's sympathetic understanding of the central character gives, it would seem much thinner than it does.

Its comedy centres on the drabness of an oppressive domestic situation and, in the flowering of George Potter, what may be lost in unthinking conformity to a routine." There's Always a Thursday on IMDb

St Mark's Academy

St Mark's Academy is a mixed Church of England secondary school and sixth form located in the Eastfields area of the London Borough of Merton, England. It was first established in 1960 as Eastfields High School for boys; the school was renamed Mitcham Vale School. In 2006 the school was renamed St Mark's Academy; the academy is sponsored by the Anglican Diocese of Southwark. St Mark's Academy offers GCSEs, BTECs and OCR Nationals as programmes of study for pupils, while students in the sixth form have the option to study from range of A Levels and additional BTECs; the school specialises in science and the performing arts, has dedicated resources to support the specialisms. The School has been awarded the prestigious International Values Quality Mark in recognition of its values-based ethos and character; the academy's most famous former pupils include David Omoregie, a London grime and rap artist who performs under the name'Dave', famous for his duet with the US artist Drake, Charlene Connors, star of My Big Fat Gypsy wedding, a reality tv docu-series which aired on Channel 4 in 2015, Samuel McCarthy the visual and audio artist known under the mononym'Samnesia', Jake Wills-Bennett the DJ known as'J Bandz' and Connor Anderson known as the bassist in the Lo-Fi independent rock band'Meal Deals'.

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Stephen Blair Hedges

Stephen Blair Hedges is Laura H. Carnell Professor of Science and director of the Center for Biodiversity at Temple University where he researches the tree of life and leads conservation efforts in Haiti and elsewhere, he co-founded Haiti National Trust. Hedges has a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from George Mason University, a Masters and Ph. D. in Zoology from the University of Maryland. Before he joined Temple University in 2014, he was a professor at Penn State, he is a founding member of the NASA Astrobiology Center. He has published over 277 peer-reviewed works including monographs, he was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2009 for "revealing connections between biological evolution and Earth history in diverse groups of organisms", was awarded the 2011 Penn State Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Life and Health Sciences. Hedges has studied the relationships and timing of major groups in the tree of life using genomic data.

This research has led to a number of discoveries including an early origin for the orders of placental mammals and modern birds, estimates of when prokaryotes and eukaryotes first colonized land and its relevance for the planet, the phylogenetic relationships of reptiles and insectivorous mammals. He has coined the word timetree for a phylogenetic tree scaled to time, co-founded the TimeTree database for exploring the time-scale of the tree of life, co-edited the book Timetree of Life. Hedges and his team produced a spiral tree of life in 2015 to visualize the relationships over time of 50,000 species, discovered that diversification and speciation are both constant through time and among groups. Hedges has a field program in the Caribbean where he has studied the evolution and biogeography of amphibians and reptiles with genetic data and maintained a database of information on these species, CaribHerp, he discovered many new species in his work and has so far named 124 species of reptiles and butterflies.

He described three of the smallest species of reptiles and amphibians, including the Monte Iberia dwarf frog, Jaragua gecko, the Barbados threadsnake. Eleven articles in the New York Times have described his research Work by Hedges and his team in Haiti has defined hot spots of biodiversity leading to the establishment of three national parks in Haiti, he initiated a captive breeding program to conserve ten endangered species of frog at the Philadelphia Zoo. Together with Haitian CEO Philippe Bayard, he founded Haiti National Trust, an environmental protection NGO. Hedges is interested in Renaissance art, which led him to conduct several scientific studies of early artwork, including the development of a method for dating old prints and a study on the historical biogeography of beetles based on the holes they bored in old books. Official website

David Clelland

David Gordon Clelland is a British Labour Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Tyne Bridge from the 1985 by-election until the 2010 general election. David Clelland was born in Gateshead and educated locally at the Kelvin Grove Boys' School and the Gateshead and Hebburn Technical College. After leaving education in 1959 he was an electrical fitter for Reyrolle in Hebburn for twenty-two years from 1964, he was elected as a councillor in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead in 1972 and became its leader in 1984. Clelland was selected to contest the 1985 Tyne Bridge by-election, one of the safest Labour seats in the country, which had become vacant following the death of the MP Harry Cowans. Clelland retained the seat at the by-election on 5 December 1985 with a majority of 6,575. At the by-election, he defeated Rod Kenyon and Jacqui Lait the Conservative Member of Parliament for Beckenham. In parliament, Clelland served on the Home Affairs Select Committee from 1986 until he joined the Energy Select Committee for a year in 1989.

He became an opposition whip in 1995 under the leadership of Tony Blair and was made an Assistant Government Whip in office following the 1997 General Election. He was promoted to become a Lord Commissioner to the Treasury, a'full' whip, in January 2001, he ceased being a whip following the 2001 election, became a member of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Select Committee, until 2005. Following the 2005 General Election he became a member of the Transport Select Committee. In 2002, he was appointed an advisor to the Minister of Sport Richard Caborn on greyhound racing. Following boundary changes, the seat of Tyne Bridge was abolished and replaced by a new seat Gateshead at 2010 general election. Following a close fought contest with Sharon Hodgson, the MP for Gateshead East and Washington West, Clelland was chosen to fight the new seat at the next election for the Labour Party. On 26 January 2010, Clelland announced. David Clelland was in the news during July 2008 with his reply to a letter from a disgruntled constituent.

The constituent, a Mr Gary Scott, wrote to Clelland accusing him of following the views of the Labour Party and not those of his constituents. Clelland responded by saying: "Given your rude and offensive manner I accept your offer not to vote for me again - if indeed you have - I do not want your vote so you can stick it where it best pleases you". David Clelland married Maureen Potts on 31 March 1965 in Gateshead, with whom he had two children and four grandchildren. In 1998 they separated after Clelland had an affair with his secretary, Brenda Graham, who he married in 2005. Maureen Clelland died in May 2007, he recorded the Alex Glasgow song "The Socialist ABC" on the CD From Tees to Tyne, saying "I've been singing this song as a party piece for years, but I was surprised and delighted when the people from The Northumbria Anthology asked me to record it". David Clelland MP official site Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: David Clelland MP TheyWorkForYou.com - David Clelland MP Public Whip - Voting Record: David Clelland MP BBC Politics The Socialist ABC

K.Flay

Kristine Meredith Flaherty, better known as K. Flay, is an American singer, songwriter and musician, her debut album Life as a Dog was released in 2014, peaking on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart at No. 2 and Billboard's Rap Albums chart at No. 14. In 2016, she signed with Interscope Records as the first artist signed to Dan Reynolds' Night Street Records imprint. K. Flay was nominated for two awards at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards: Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, Best Rock Song. Kristine Meredith Flaherty was born in Wilmette, Illinois, on June 30, 1985, she attended nearby New Trier High School. When she was seven, her parents divorced, her mother remarried soon after. She has described herself as a tomboy during childhood, preferring baggier clothing and rejecting "all things girly"; when she was 14 years old, Flaherty's father—a guitarist who loved all musical genres—died. Many of her songs are a tribute to him. In 2003, she enrolled at Stanford University, pursuing a double major in sociology.

According to Flaherty, many people she met during her time at Stanford influenced her musical style. K. Flay began her music career in 2003, believing that most hip hop hits on the radio were "simplistic and formulaic". After bragging to a friend that she could write similar songs, she wrote "Blingity Blang Blang", which she described as a "low budget rap parody that contained far too many obscenities". After writing and performing the song, Flaherty realized that she enjoyed writing and recording music, she continued to experiment with music by writing songs and performing and recording them on her computer. She released a mixtape called Suburban Rap Queen in 2005, which she produced on her laptop, began performing. In 2010, K. Flay released her self-titled EP, in 2011 self-released the mixtape I Stopped Caring in'96, which she remarked was a career turning point. K. Flay signed with RCA Records in 2012, releasing two EPs: Eyes Shut in 2012, with songs produced by Liam Howlett from the British band The Prodigy, What If It Is in 2013.

She parted ways with RCA Records in 2013 because of differences of opinion. Upon leaving RCA Records, she left behind more than 60 songs she had written while signed under RCA Records, but no longer owned the rights to. K. Flay has described her time with RCA Records as similar to "an ill-advised marriage". In late April 2014, K. Flay announced the release of her album Life as a Dog, by offering fans the ability to pre-order via PledgeMusic, reaching 196 percent of her initial goal, she wanted the project to be "DIY self-motivated". It was recorded and produced in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco, with the final mix produced at San Francisco's Different Fur. Life as a Dog was released independently on June 10, 2014; the album reached number 14 on the Billboard Rap Albums chart and number 2 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart. K. Flay toured extensively once the album was released, including headlining a tour and joining tours with AWOLNATION, Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional in 2014.

In 2014 and 2015 she toured Germany and other European countries. K. Flay performed on the Warped Tour in 2014, saying of the experience, "it was like an exercise in becoming a better performer". In 2015, K. Flay collaborated with Louis the Child on their song "It's Strange"; the single was praised by Taylor Swift, who added "It's Strange" as one of her "Songs That Will Make Life Awesome" list and was featured on the FIFA 16 soundtrack. The song peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. On March 25, 2016, K. Flay released her single "FML"; that year, on August 9, 2016, K. Flay announced she signed to a division of Interscope Records, her EP Crush Me was released 10 days on August 19. The EP's song "Blood in the Cut" appeared on the soundtrack for XXX: Return of Xander Cage, Netflix's original series BoJack Horseman, in a 2017 NFL promo commercial drive. K. Flay's album Every Where Is Some Where was released on April 7, 2017; the album's first single, "High Enough", was released in March 2017.

She was European legs of Imagine Dragons' Evolve Tour. In September 2017, Flay released the book a compilation of notes received from fans. At the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, "Blood in the Cut" received a nomination for Best Rock Song and Every Where Is Some Where was nominated for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. On March 1, 2019, K. Flay announced that she was working on her third studio album and released a lyric video for its first single, "Bad Vibes". On March 19, the official music video for "Bad Vibes" was released. On April 29, K. Flay announced the Solutions Tour; the album was released on July 12, 2019. K. Flay has cited Lauryn Hill, M. I. A. Missy Elliott, Cat Power, Liz Phair, Royal Blood, Tame Impala, OutKast, Jeremih as influences, she has described her sound as "genre-defying" and draws from lo-fi pop and hip hop with a strong indie component in her sound. Flaherty publicly came out in June 2019 and has been in a relationship with musician Miya Folick since June 2018. Flaherty's song “Nervous” was written in the early stages of their relationship.

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