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Martin Sheen

Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez, known professionally as Martin Sheen, is an American actor who first became known for his roles in the films The Subject Was Roses and Badlands, achieved wide recognition for his leading role in Apocalypse Now, as President Josiah Bartlet in the television series The West Wing, as Robert Hanson in the Netflix television series Grace and Frankie. In film, Sheen has won the Best Actor award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival for his performance as Kit Carruthers in Badlands. Sheen's portrayal of Capt. Willard in Apocalypse Now earned a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. Sheen has worked with a wide variety of film directors, including Richard Attenborough, Francis Ford Coppola, Terrence Malick, David Cronenberg, Mike Nichols, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone. Sheen received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1989. In television, Sheen has won a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild awards for playing the role of President Josiah Bartlet in The West Wing, an Emmy for guest starring in the sitcom Murphy Brown.

In 2012, he portrayed Uncle Ben in The Amazing Spider-Man directed by Marc Webb. Born and raised in the United States by immigrant parents, he adopted the stage name Martin Sheen to help him gain acting parts, he is the father of four children. Sheen has directed Cadence, in which he appears alongside his sons Charlie and Ramón, he has narrated and directed documentary television, earning two Daytime Emmy awards in the 1980s, has been active in liberal politics. Sheen was born in Dayton, the son of Mary-Ann and Francisco Estévez Martínez. During birth, Sheen's left arm was crushed by forceps, giving him limited lateral movement of that arm, three inches shorter than his right. Both of Sheen's parents were immigrants. After moving to Dayton in the 1930s, his father was a factory worker/machinery inspector at the National Cash Register Company. Sheen grew up on Brown Street in the seventh of ten children. Due to his father's work, the family lived in Bermuda on St. John's Road, where five of his brothers were born.

Martin was the first child to be born in Dayton, after the family returned from Bermuda. Sheen had to remain bedridden for a year, his doctor's treatment using Sister Kenny's method helped. When he was eleven years old, Sheen's mother died, the children faced the possibility of living in an orphanage or foster homes; the family was able to remain together with the assistance of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dayton. Raised as a Catholic, he graduated from Chaminade High School. At fourteen years old he organized a strike of golf caddies while working at a private golf club in Dayton, Ohio, he complained about the golfers, saying: "They used obscene language in front of us... we were little boys and they were abusive... anti-Semitic.... And they, for the most part, were upstanding members of the community."Sheen was drawn to acting at a young age, but his father disapproved of his interest in the field. Despite his father's opposition, Sheen borrowed money from a Catholic priest and moved to New York City in his early twenties, hoping to make it as an actor.

It was in New York. Working with her Catholic Worker Movement, he began his commitment to social justice, would one day go on to play Peter Maurin, cofounder of the Catholic Worker Movement, in Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story. Sheen deliberately failed the entrance examination for the University of Dayton so that he could pursue his acting career, he adopted his stage name, Martin Sheen, from a combination of the CBS casting director, Robert Dale Martin, who gave him his first big break, the televangelist archbishop, Fulton J. Sheen. In a 2003 Inside the Actors Studio interview, Sheen explained, Whenever I would call for an appointment, whether it was a job or an apartment, I would give my name, there was always that hesitation and when I'd get there, it was always gone. So I thought, I got enough problems trying to get an acting job. It's still Estevez officially. I never changed it officially. I never will. It's on passport and everything. I started using Sheen, I thought I'd give it a try, before I knew it, I started making a living with it and it was too late.

In fact, one of my great regrets is. I knew. Sheen was influenced by the actor James Dean, he developed a theatre company with other actors in hopes that a production would earn him recognition. In 1963, he made an appearance in "Nightmare", an episode of the television science fiction series The Outer Limits. In 1964, he co-starred in the Broadway play The Subject Was Roses. Sheen starred in the television production Ten Blocks on the Camino Real, an adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play Camino Real directed by Jack Landau and presented by NET, a PBS predecessor. During the 1960s and early 1970s, Sheen honed his skills as a guest star on a number of popular television series, including Insight, My Three Sons, The F. B. I. Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O

Auriac-Lagast

Auriac-Lagast is a commune in the Aveyron department in the Occitanie region of southern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aurigastoises. Auriac-Lagast is located 35 km north by north-east of Carmaux. Access to the commune is by the D522 road from Cassagnes-Bégonhès in the north-west which passes through the heart of the commune and the village and continues south-east to Durenque; the D25 passes inside the eastern border of the commune as it goes from Salmiech to Villefranche-de-Panat. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of: The commune is entirely farmland with a few forests; the Gladou river rises in the east of the commune and flows west forming part of the western border as it flows north to join the Céar south of Cassagnes-Bégonhès. The Hunargues and the Ruisseau des Gazelles rise in the commune and flow west to join the Gladou in the commune; the Ruisseau du Lagast rises in the south-eastern corner of the commune and forms most of the eastern border as it flows north to join the Céor.

The Ruisseau de Miège Sole crosses the eastern arm of the commune and forms part of the northern border of the arm before continuing north to join the Ruisseau du Lagast just north of the commune. List of Successive Mayors; the evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year. Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Auriac-Lagast and Aveyron Department in 2010 Sources: Evolution and Structure of the population of the Commune in 2010, INSEE. Evolution and Structure of the population of the Department in 2010, INSEE; the Parish Church of Saint-Léonard of Auriac: its steeple was struck by lightning and restored. Moncan The Chateau of Randan Communes of the Aveyron department Christian-Pierre Bedel, preface by Bernard Destours, Arviu, Caumont, La Grand'Vila, Saumièg, Senta-Jaleda / Christian-Pierre Bedel e los estatjants del canton de Cassanhas, Mission départementale de la culture, 1996, Al canton collection, 240 pages, ill.

Cov. ill. 28 cm, ISBN 2-907279-30-0, ISSN 1151-8375, BnF 366930046 Auriac-Lagast on Lion1906 Auriac-Lagast on Google Maps Auriac-Lagast on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Auriac on the 1750 Cassini Map Auriac-Lagast on the INSEE website INSEE

Ollerton Hall

Ollerton Hall is a country house in the village of Ollerton, England. Its nucleus dates from the 17th century on an H-plan, followed by a succession of "rambling extensions". A plaque over the entrance is inscribed with the initials THP" and the date 1728; the house was built for the De Baguley family. The building is constructed in rendered brick with a slate roof, it is in two storeys and, with the extensions, has an E-plan. The entrance front has the central bay projecting forward with a gable. At each end is a gabled cross wing; the windows are a mixture of casements. The house is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. Listed buildings in Ollerton, Cheshire

Mo Ostin

Mo Ostin is an American record executive who has worked for several companies, including Verve, Reprise Records, Warner Bros. Records, DreamWorks, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 by Paul Simon, Neil Young, Lorne Michaels. He is known among his colleagues as the most artist-friendly executive in the music business. Born Morris Meyer Ostrofsky to a Jewish family, Ostin began his career in the mid-1950s at Clef Records, soon to be renamed Verve, where he was involved with Jazz At The Philharmonic, a worldwide concert promotion operation that provided a live performance platform for the label's touring stars. Frank Sinatra tried and failed to buy Verve, sold to MGM Records. Sinatra was so impressed by the company's artists and management style that he formed his own Reprise Records in 1960 and hired Ostin to head it. In 1963, Reprise joined forces with Warner Bros. Ostin spent 32 years at Warner/Reprise, he was instrumental in the acquisition of the independent Elektra label by Warner Communications as well as the subsequent formation of WEA Corporation and WEA International.

Recognized as an industry titan, he served as chairman of the Recording Industry Association of America for a two-year term. After departing Warner Bros. in 1994, he went on to found the music division of the entertainment conglomerate DreamWorks SKG. In 2003, Ostin was inducted into the Roll Hall of Fame. Three years he received The Recording Academy President's Merit Award at the 2006 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons. A graduate of UCLA, Ostin and his late wife Evelyn played a critical role in establishing the university's Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center; the Mo Ostin Basketball Center, a state of the art training facility, was opened in October, 2017. In May 2011, Ostin donated $10 million to his alma mater UCLA, where he earned an economics degree, for a state-of-the-art campus music facility known as the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center, he presently sits on the UCLA Board of Visitors for the UCLA School of Arts, the USC Board of Advisors for the Thornton School of Music. In March 2015, Ostin donated $10 million to UCLA for a new basketball training facility, which will be called the Mo Ostin Basketball Center.

Ostin's wife Evelyn died in 2005. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum: Hall of Fame: Mo Ostin

Fringed myotis

The fringed myotis is a species of vesper bat, found in British Columbia in Canada and the western United States. Myotis thysanodes, or the fringed myotis, has the shortest ears of the long-eared myotis group; the fringed myotis gets its name from the distinct fringe of short, wire-like hairs found on the membrane between its hind legs. With a lifespan that can reach upwards of 18 years, this species has an average total body length of 85mm and an average weight of 8.8 grams. Ear length is about 16.5mm and they project 5mm beyond its snout. Sexual dimorphism is seen in this species with males being much smaller than their female counterparts, they possess a pelage, full and tends to be light yellow-brown or olive on the back with an off-white color on its underside. Northern populations tend to have darker coloration; the dental formula of Myotis thysanodes is 2.1.3.33.1.3.3. The diet of the fringed myotis consists of beetles and other flying insects moths, which appear in the evening, as well as arachnids and orthopterans.

Additionally, it has been suggested that the wire-like hairs along its interfemoral membrane act to help trap the insects it catches in flight. The fringed myotis has been known to hover, to land on the ground in search of prey, it forages over water and open habitats, gleans from foliage. The fringed myotis resides in the western United States and can be found as far north as British Columbia and as far south as Mexico. It's found in desert shrublands, sagebrush-grassland, woodland habitats consisting of Douglas-fir and Pine trees; the fringed myotis inhabits elevations of 1,200-2,100 m but has been observed in altitudes as high as 2,850 m in New Mexico and as low as 150 m in California. This species has been reported to have used a wide variety of structures such as caves and buildings as day roosts during the summer months. Roosting behaviors during the winter months are unknown. While the majority of recorded day roosts have been in rock crevices, those members living in the pacific northwest can be found roosting in tree snags.

The fringed myotis can be identified by the frequency of its echolocation. Most notably, the call begins with a downward sweep to 28–33 kHz; the fringed myotis is nocturnal, being active within five hours after sunset and having the greatest activity one to two hours after sunset. Activity level is low to none during periods of precipitation, since rain interferes with echolocation and thermoregulation. Rain decreases insect activity; the months of October through March are spent hibernating. This species may migrate short distances to find a suitable place to hibernate. With short, broad wings, this species is built to fly at low speeds but is capable of high maneuverability due to its wings having a low aspect ratio, they tend to stay close to the vegetative canopy while hunting in flight and possess wings with a high puncture strength. This characteristic is seen in species that forage near thorny or thick vegetation; the majority of mating seems to occur in the autumn months with ovulation and implantation occurring between late-April to mid-May.

The gestation period will last from 50 to 60 days resulting in the young being born in late June to mid-July. Each litter produces only one pup and in this species, it's extraordinarily large; the newborn's weight can be up to 22%, its length up to 54%, of the mother's. For the first couple weeks of their life, the young will stay in special "maternity roosts" where several females will stay behind to nurse the young while the other females leave the roost each night to forage. Although not precocial, the pups are able to fly just over two weeks after birth. Bats of Canada

Bryan Nickson Lomas

Bryan Nickson Lomas is a former Malaysian diver. Lomas was the youngest Malaysian athlete to qualify for 2004 Summer Olympics when he was 14, he became the country's first world junior diving champion after winning gold at the 3 m springboard event in the World Junior Championships held at Belem, Brazil in 2004. He trained under the coaching of Yang Zhuliang. Lomas is named after the footballer Bryan Robson by his father. At the age of 14, Lomas was the second youngest athlete to compete in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and was the flag-bearer of Malaysia in the opening ceremony, he competed in the 10 meter platform event. In the 2005 SEA Games held in the Philippines, Lomas won the gold medal for the 10 m platform event and silver for 10 m synchronised platform event alongside James Sandayud. Lomas represented Malaysia in diving in the 2007 World Aquatics Championships held in Melbourne, Australia, he ranked seventh in the final standings with 469.25 points. This seventh-place finish ensured him a berth for 2008 Beijing Olympics.

In 2006, Lomas along with teammate James Sandayud entered the Synchronised 10m Platform Competition and won Silver in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. He earned 9th in the 10 m platform diving event finals at the 2006 Asian Games held in Qatar. Lomas competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, qualifying for the 10 metre platform after finishing seventh in the 2007 World Aquatics Championships. In the event, Lomas earned only 384.35 points, eliminated in the preliminary round. He finished at the 26th spot. In December 2009, Lomas won gold medals for both 10 m platform event and the 3 m synchronised springboard event with teammate Yeoh Ken Nee. Competing in the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, India, He won bronze in the 10m Individual Platform competition and finished 7th in both the 3m Individual Platform and 1m Individual Platform competition. For Synchronised Diving, he, together with teammate Yeoh Ken Nee, won bronze in the Synchronised 3m Platform Competition.

Lomas competed in the 2010 Asian Games held in the China. Lomas entered in three events: 10 m platform, synchronised 3 m springboard, synchronised 10 m springboard, he succeeded in winning two silvers in both the synchronisation events and a bronze medal in another. In the 2011 World Aquatics Championships, Lomas competes in diving's 3 m springboard and 10 m platform, he only ranked 24th in the latter. The 2012 FINA Diving World Cup held in London, United Kingdom saw Lomas and Huang Qiang earning Bronze in the Synchronized 3 metre springboard event and qualifying for the 2012 Summer Olympics. In the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London, United Kingdom, Lomas competed in two diving events, he was ranked 8th in the synchronised 3 m springboard event alongside Huang Qiang. In the 10 metre platform event, Lomas earned 434.95 points, was eliminated in the preliminary round, finishing at the 19th spot. Lomas was named Sarawak Sportsman of the Year for three times, he was named as one of fifteen awardees for the Sarawak Youth and Sports Icon Award in 2011.

Lomas retired from diving in May 2013. Lomas graduated with distinction honours from Universiti Malaya, with a Bachelor in Sports Science Degree, he aspire to open a diving academy.