Michael Paul Bishop is a former gridiron football quarterback. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Bishop was a member of the CFL's Toronto Argonauts from 2002 to 2008, he previously played with the National Football League's New England Patriots during the 2000 season and played in the Arena Football League, most with the Grand Rapids Rampage. He was one of the best college quarterbacks in the country during his career at Kansas State, beating out UCLA's Cade McNown for the 1998 Davey O'Brien Award. Academy Award winning actor Jamie Foxx is Michael Bishop's first cousin. Bishop was an outstanding baseball player at Willis High School in Willis, Texas. A two-year starter who averaged 221.2 yards-per-game passing as a senior, he was an All-Montgomery County, all-city and all-state selection in football. In baseball, he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 28th round of the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft. Bishop attended Blinn Junior College in Brenham, Texas where as a freshman, he led the Buccaneers to a 12–0 record and the NJCAA National Championship.
He passed for 1,712 yards and 18 touchdowns. His sophomore year, he once again led Blinn to a 12–0 record and an NJCAA National Championship, he was voted honorable mention All-Conference and controlled an offense which recorded 3,086 yards rushing, including 47 touchdowns and scored a total of 438 points. He passed for 972 yards and nine touchdowns, rushed for 265 yards and four scores. After his two years at Blinn, he played baseball for one season at Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas in the spring of 1997, he was recruited by a number of Division I programs as a defensive back, but decided upon Kansas State University, as head coach Bill Snyder was the only coach to offer Bishop the opportunity to play the quarterback position. In 1997, his first year at Kansas State, Bishop started all 11 regular season games and completed 80-of-185 passes for 1,557 yards and 13 touchdowns, he rushed for 556 yards and added nine rushing touchdowns. Bishop was voted second-team All-Big 12 Conference by the league’s coaches and Big 12 Newcomer of the year by Associated Press.
During the 1997 season, Kansas State won 11 games including a 1997 Fiesta Bowl victory over Syracuse led by Donovan McNabb by a score of 35–18. Kansas State's only loss in the 1997 season came to the eventual national champion Nebraska Cornhuskers; the loss was the first of only three in Bishop's collegiate career. In Bishop's senior year, Kansas State was considered a contender for the 1998 National Championship; that year, he broke school season records with 2,844 yards passing and 23 touchdowns with only four interceptions, He led the team with 14 rushing touchdowns and finished second with 748 yards on 177 attempts. He passed for 440 yards and four touchdowns on 23-of-40 passes vs. Northeast Louisiana, his four touchdown passes tying a school record and his 440 passing yards ranking him second in school history, he passed for 306 yards and a pair of touchdowns and rushed 25 times for 140 yards with two scores and was voted Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week as the Wildcats defeated Nebraska for the first time in 30 years.
Bishop led the Wildcats to an undefeated regular season and the Big 12 North title, putting Kansas State in 1st place in the ESPN-USA Today Coaches poll and 2nd in the Associated Press media poll. Just two weeks the Wildcats' national championship dreams were put to an end. In the 1998 Big 12 Championship Game on December 5, 1998, Kansas State lost in double overtime to No. 10 Texas A&M team 36–33. Bishop ran for one touchdown in the game and threw for two more scores. Bishop posted a 22 -- 3 record, he received 792 votes, including 41 first place votes, but finished second in the 1998 Heisman Trophy voting to Ricky Williams. He finished his Wildcat career fourth on the all-time passing list with 4,401 yards and broke Chad May’s career record with 36 touchdown passes despite playing only two seasons, he ranks second behind Lynn Dickey in Kansas State history with 5,715 yards of total offense. Established a Kansas State record with 59 total touchdowns. After his senior season, he was voted a consensus All-American and All-Big 12 Conference selection and was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year.
The Wildcats finished ranked third in the BCS, lost in the Alamo Bowl to Purdue, 37–34. Bishop was selected by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft. However, he was inactive for all but one game, it was not until the 2000 season that he played in his first professional game. During that season, he saw only limited playing time, completing just 3-of-9 passes for 80 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. During a game against the Indianapolis Colts he threw a 44-yard Hail Mary touchdown at the end of the first half in his first career attempt. Afterwards, several Patriots fans, upset with the poor play of starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe throughout the season, demanded that coach Bill Belichick name Bishop the starter, though this never happened. Tom Brady called Bishop "one of the best athletes he has seen" in the 2000 NFL season. In 2001, Bishop played for the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe, he started six games for the Galaxy, completed 76-of-153 passes for 1,090 yards, including 11 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
He gained 244 yards on 35 carries and scored one rushing touchdown. Bishop was released by the Patriots in August 2001, he was signed by the Green Bay Packers but w
Ajith Perera is a Sri Lankan politician and current member of Parliament, who commenced his political career as a member of the Provincial Council of the Western Provincial Council in 2009. A lawyer by profession, he was first elected to the Parliament of Sri Lanka in 2010 as a member of the United National Party from the Kalutara District, he was re-elected to the Parliament in 2015. He is the current Minister of "Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology". Earlier he was appointed the deputy minister of Foreign affairs in January 2015, he is a lawyer by profession and alumnus of University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka, Law College and Ananda College, Colombo. He was born on December 1967 in Bandaragama, a suburban town in Kalutara district, he is a father to 3 children: Senura Perera, Senali Perera and Menura Perera. He started his primary education at wita Maithree Maha Vidyalaya in Bandaragama, his excellent achievement in the grade five scholarship examination, paved the way for him to enter Ananda College, the premier Buddhist school in Sri Lanka to pursue his secondary education.
At Ananda, he gained recognition for his outstanding performances in academics and athletics. Following his secondary education he entered the University of Sri Jayawardenapura to read for a Bachelor of Science Degree at the Faculty of Applied Science. There too his peers elected him as a student representative of the Faculty Board. In 1987, he was selected to the Sri Lanka Law College and enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in 1993, he sharpened his political acumen as a law student, gaining reputation as a political strategist within the student political sphere. He was a regular and ardent speaker at the Law Students Union and was elected as Speaker of the Model Parliament in recognition of his contribution to the political arena of the Law College, his legal career as a leading Counsel in Civil and Criminal jurisdictions in the Panadura Courts, a suburban area within the district of Kalutara, spans over two decades. As a lawyer, he has gained popularity and recognition in the bar and among the litigants as an able and fearless defender of justice and human rights.
He has been a member of the Bar Council of Sri Lanka for the past 15 years, where he has played an active and effective role in contributing to the legal fraternity and rule of law. He has been a teacher to many legal practitioners of in Sri Lanka through his involvement in legal education as a lecturer in law; the United National Party appointed Ajith P Perera as the chief organizer of Bandaragama electorate in 2007. He contested the Western Province Provincial Council Election in 2009 and was elected as a Member of the Provincial Council, securing the highest number of preferential votes from Kalutara district. In April 2010 he was elected as a Member of the Parliament representing the United National Party obtaining 48,558 votes from Kalutara District. In 2011 he was appointed as a member of the Political Bureau, the highest decision making body of United National Party. In 2012 he was appointed as the Deputy Whip of the Opposition in Parliament. In 2015 he was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka.
In 2015, he was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy in Sri Lanka. In 2015 he was appointed as the Deputy Whip of the Government in Parliament. In 2015 he was appointed as the organizer in Kalutara district as well as the chief organizer in Bandaragama electoral division for the United National Party. In 2016 he was appointed as the President of Jahtika Adyapana Sevaka Sangamaya the trade union arm of the trade union arm of the United National Party for the education sector. In addition, he is a working Committee member of Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya the main trade union arm of the United National Party, he is an active participant in political discourses in the country. He is a regular panelist in political debates in local media where he has earned popularity for his ability to articulate complex political issues, he is considered as one of the first local politicians to use internet to engage in a political dialogue through his blogs in Sinhala. He continues to mark a significant presence in the social media circles.
Www.manthri.lk, a local website which monitors and reports on parliamentarians in Sri Lanka on several occasions recognized his contribution to parliamentary affairs by ranking him among the top five of the most active parliamentarians in Sri Lanka. During his parliamentary career he has served in several important committees; these include: Public Accounts Committee Judicial Consultative Committee Public Administrative Consultative Committee Parliamentary Affairs CommitteeHe was given the opportunity to represent Sri Lanka at important international and regional conferences and workshops such as: 2005 – Law Asia Conference held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2011- 61st Westminster Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure conducted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, UK. 2011 – Westminster Workshop on Public Accounts Committee conducted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, UK. 2013 – Member of the Parliamentary delegation which participated in a study tour on Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa.
2014- Member of the Parliamentary delegation to the 131st Inter-Parliamentary Union General Assembly held in Geneva. 2016 – Visit to the ANTE factory in Beijing, China 2016- Bali Clean energy Forum held in Bali, Republic of Indonesia 2016- ELECRAMA 2016 – The World Electricity Forum in Bangalore, India 2016 – South Asia Power Secretaries Round Table held in Bangkok, Thailand 2016- Renewable Energy Study Tour in Hawaii, U. S. A Elections in Sri Lanka Official blog
The barber perch called the barber sea perch, red perch or Tasmanian barber, is endemic to Australia, found from southern Victoria to southwestern Western Australia, including Tasmania. The barber perch is a laterally compressed, deep-bodied fish growing to a maximum length of 26 cm. Females and larger juveniles are a pinkish colour with a large black vertical bar on the flank towards the posterior end and a blue streak just under the eye. Smaller juveniles additionally have a black head. Males are marked but their overall hue is silvery or yellowish, they additionally have blue margins to a small blue spot on each scale. It differs from the related Butterfly perch by having a more slender body and males are more blue with a darker bar, rather than blotch, on the side; the two species sometimes form mixed shoals. The barber perch is a schooling species of fish which forms dense shoals at depths down to about 180 m, it is a piscivore