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Mortimer Wheeler

Sir Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler was a British archaeologist and officer in the British Army. Over the course of his career, he served as Director of both the National Museum of Wales and London Museum, Director-General of the Archaeological Survey of India, the founder and Honorary Director of the Institute of Archaeology in London, in addition to writing twenty-four books on archaeological subjects. Born in Glasgow to a middle-class family, Wheeler was raised in Yorkshire before relocating to London in his teenage years. After studying classics at University College London, he began working professionally in archaeology, specialising in the Romano-British period. During World War I he volunteered for service in the Royal Artillery, being stationed on the Western Front, where he rose to the rank of major and was awarded the Military Cross. Returning to Britain, he obtained his doctorate from UCL before taking on a position at the National Museum of Wales, first as Keeper of Archaeology and as Director, during which time he oversaw excavation at the Roman forts of Segontium, Y Gaer, Isca Augusta with the aid of his first wife, Tessa Wheeler.

Influenced by the archaeologist Augustus Pitt Rivers, Wheeler argued that excavation and the recording of stratigraphic context required an scientific and methodical approach, developing the "Wheeler method". In 1926, he was appointed Keeper of the London Museum. In 1934, he established the Institute of Archaeology as part of the federal University of London, adopting the position of Honorary Director. In this period, he oversaw excavations of the Roman sites at Lydney Park and Verulamium and the Iron Age hill fort of Maiden Castle. During World War II, he re-joined the Armed Forces and rose to the rank of brigadier, serving in the North African Campaign and the Allied invasion of Italy. In 1944 he was appointed Director-General of the Archaeological Survey of India, through which he oversaw excavations of sites at Harappa and Brahmagiri, implemented reforms to the subcontinent's archaeological establishment. Returning to Britain in 1948, he divided his time between lecturing for the Institute of Archaeology and acting as archaeological adviser to Pakistan's government.

In life, his popular books, cruise ship lectures, appearances on radio and television the BBC series Animal, Mineral?, helped to bring archaeology to a mass audience. Appointed Honorary Secretary of the British Academy, he raised large sums of money for archaeological projects, was appointed British representative for several UNESCO projects. Wheeler is recognised as one of the most important British archaeologists of the twentieth century, responsible for encouraging British public interest in the discipline and advancing methodologies of excavation and recording. Furthermore, he is acclaimed as a major figure in the establishment of South Asian archaeology. However, many of his specific interpretations of archaeological sites have been discredited or reinterpreted and he was criticised for bullying colleagues and sexually harassing young women. Mortimer Wheeler was born on 10 September 1890 in the city of Scotland, he was the first child of his second wife Emily Wheeler. The son of a tea merchant based in Bristol, in youth Robert had considered becoming a Baptist minister, but instead became a staunch freethinker while studying at the University of Edinburgh.

Working as a lecturer in English literature Robert turned to journalism after his first wife died in childbirth. His second wife, shared her husband's interest in English literature, was the niece of Thomas Spencer Baynes, a Shakespearean scholar at St. Andrews University, their marriage was strained, a situation exacerbated by their financial insecurity. Within two years of their son's birth, the family moved to Edinburgh, where a daughter named Amy was born; the couple gave their two children nicknames, with Mortimer being "Boberic" and Amy being "Totsy". When Wheeler was four, his father was appointed chief leader writer for the Bradford Observer; the family relocated to Saltaire, a village northwest of Bradford, a cosmopolitan city in Yorkshire, northeast England, in the midst of the wool trade boom. Wheeler was fascinated by the area's archaeology, he wrote about discovering a late prehistoric cup-marked stone, searching for lithics on Ilkley Moor, digging into a barrow on Baildon Moor. Although suffering from ill health, Emily Wheeler taught her two children with the help of a maid up to the age of seven or eight.

Mortimer remained distant from his mother, instead being far closer to his father, whose company he favoured over that of other children. His father had a keen interest in natural history and a love of fishing and shooting, rural pursuits in which he encouraged Mortimer to take part. Robert acquired many books for his son on the subject of art history, with Wheeler loving to both read and paint. In 1899, Wheeler joined Bradford Grammar School shortly before his ninth birthday, where he proceeded straight to the second form. In 1902 Robert and Emily had a second daughter. In 1905, Robert agreed to take over as head of the London office of his newspaper, by renamed the Yorkshire Daily Observer, so the family relocated to the southeast of the city in December, settling into a house named Carlton Lodge on South Croydon Road, West Dulwich. In 1908 they mov

Hell's Kitchen (American season 14)

Season 14 of the American competitive reality television series Hell's Kitchen premiered on March 3, 2015 on Fox. The prize is a head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Grill in Caesars Atlantic City. Gordon Ramsay returned as head chef with Andi Van Willigan and James Avery returning as sous-chefs for both their respective kitchens as well as Marino Monferrato as the maître d'. Executive chef Meghan Gill from Roanoke, won the competition, thus becoming the fourteenth winner of Hell's Kitchen; this season, the Blue Team set a new record for the most number of dinner service wins by a team in a single season with six. It surpassed the previous record of five set by the Blue Team in Seasons 6 and 7 and the Red Team Season 10; the season had only one joint dinner service loss between the red and blue teams, the fewest such occurrences since season four. This red team tied a record set by the blue team from Season 10, having been kicked out of the kitchen five times throughout the season. Gill became the seventh winner of the series to avoid nomination throughout the entire season.

Gill set a Hell's Kitchen record with nine consecutive punishments until she won the last challenge of the season, a distinction shared by Season 4 runner-up Louis Petrozza, Season 11 third place finisher Jon Scallion, sixth- and seventh-place finishers Zach Womack and Anthony Rodriguez, Season 12 second runner-up Melanie Finch, lastly, Season 13 finisher Sade Dancy, who had seven each. Despite the blue team, which started with all men, setting a new record for the most number of dinner service wins by a team in a single season, this was the third season to feature two women in the finale, the first season to have all women in the top three, the second season that neither the winner nor runner-up was nominated once for elimination, after season seven. Sixth-place chef Josh Trovato ties with Season 12's Michael DeMarco for the longest consecutive streak of nominations. In further extension, this is the first season since Season 7 that did not have any episodes ending in cliffhanger before elimination.

Both teams each had unusual distinctions during the signature dish challenge. The Blue team became the first team in Hell's Kitchen history to receive approval for every dish from Ramsay as all the men received a score of 3 or 4; the Red team's signature dishes became a near perfect predictor for the order of elimination. The three members who received 1 were the first three women to be eliminated and the two chefs receiving 5 were the two finalists; the only anomaly was Alison surviving longer than two of her teammates who scored 4. This season set a record for most participants invited to participate in Hell's Kitchen a second time, with four in Season 17 and two on Season 18; the intro featured the chefs in a kitchen-themed jungle, revealed at the end of the sequence that it all took place inside the pot. Eighteen chefs competed for the head chef position in season 14. Notes Notes The fourteenth-season premiere of Hell's Kitchen premiered to an audience of 4.09 million, 0.18 million lower than last season's premiere, but up 0.49 million from season 13's finale

Teea Goans

Teea Goans is an American country music singer. She grew up in rural Lowry City, not far from the Kansas border. Goans recorded her first album, The Way I Remember It in 2010. Teea Goans was singing in church by the time she was three years old and when she turned eight she was spotted at a talent contest by the Truman Lake Opry. A year she became a full-fledged member, she continued to perform there every week until she was 17 and opened for Grand Ole Opry acts such as Bill Anderson, Little Jimmy Dickens and Grandpa Jones. After high school, Goans earned her associate degree at Longview Community College in Kansas City and remained there after graduation. Teea Goans' primary musical influence during those early years was her maternal grandmother – the late Della Lee Faulkner. A locally popular singer in the 1960s, Faulkner might have pursued a career in Nashville but had to take care of seven children. "I knew at a young age that I would move to Nashville someday, "I have a picture that I drew in third grade of me on the Grand Ole Opry stage.

I knew. I got my apartment sight unseen. I had no idea. I just said'I'm doing this,' and my mom and grandma helped me move my stuff down here on Halloween night. I moved into my apartment the next morning, they were gone the next morning," – Teea Goans In 2002 Teea moved to Nashville, 3 months she was engaged to high her school sweetheart Brandon, they married shortly afterwards in 2003. Goans started working a variety including selling cell phones, her husband urged her to concentrate on her music and heeding his advice to follow a musical career she started writing songs and singing demos for other writers and played gigs. The first thing Goans worked on was the Ray Price show at the Ryman Auditorium in 2006, this through radio station WSM, who asked her to book and run talent for The Opry warm-up show. Along with these duties, Goans continued to demo songs. At the Station Inn, Nashville's foremost bluegrass club she sang with The Time Jumpers and met her now producer Terry Choate. Goans hosted a show called Inside The Opry Circle which gave a fan's perspective from backstage after The Grand Ole Opry's Saturday night shows.

Her first two on-air interviews were with Vince Gill. From 2010 to 2011 marked a series of firsts for Goans. In January 2010, on a rare snowbound Nashville day she made her Grand Ole Opry debut. At The Ryman Auditorium Jean Shephard, a Hall Of Fame Inductee introduced Goans on stage to perform Bill Anderson's Top 10 classic Walk Out Backwards. On July 27, 2010 she released her debut album titled The Way I Remember It on the independent Crosswind Music Group label. In 2010 she appeared on Larry's Country Diner, a TV series on RFD-TV, her first video Letter From God was nominated for the 26th annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards. Goans hosted the historical live radio broadcast the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree for the first time on July 23, 2011. On July 15, 2012 Goans released her second studio album called. In 2010, Goans released The Way I Remember her debut album; this is a collection of 11 cover songs. Joe Spivey the multi-instrumental performer of The Time Jumpers is credited as an associate producer.

The album features an impressive line up of musicians including Spivey with three other Time Jumpers members in the production mix: steel guitarist Paul Franklin and fiddlers Aubrey Haynie and Kenny Sears. The songs composers include. From the great Ernest Tubb came Walking The Floor Over You, Willie Nelson contributed I'm Still Not Over You, Merle Haggard and Red Lane I Didn't Mean To Love You, Curly Putman and Sonny Thronkmorton's Made For Loving You and Joe Allen's Lying in My Arms; the recording of the Bill Anderson classic Walk Out Backwards, which-back in 1961 was his second Top 10. Dan Tyminski, the singing voice of George Clooney on the Oh Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack Man Of Constant Sorrow, was enlisted as Goans vocal partner on the ballad Made For Loving You. Paul W. Dennis of Engine 145 country music blog gave the album 4.1/2 out of 5 stars. In his conclusion he said – "For fans of traditional country music, The Way I Remember It will be the Nashville album of the year, joining those released by various traditional, Texas-based labels" In 2012, Goans released That's Just Me, her second album.

The album contains notable covers and original material. It was produced by Terry Choate, a mentor to Goans, the man who elevated The Time Jumpers from a talented bar band to multiple Grammy nominations. Misty Blue, was a hit for Eddy Arnold and Billie Jo Spears. Nobody Wins, a Kris Kristofferson song was made famous by Brenda Lee, a Top 5 hit in 1973. I’ve Done Enough Dying Today, reached number seven on the Billboard charts in 1979 for Larry Gatlin. Goans chose to include Over The Rainbow, the theme of the 1939 film classic, The Wizard Of Oz, after witnessing the reaction of an audience of World War II veterans to her live performance of the song. "Teea Goans is the whole package...good looks, great voice and a style, steeped in tradition and yet as fresh as this morning's sunrise. And did I mention she's country with a capital "C?" – Bill Anderson, /Grande Ole Opry / Country Music Hall Of Fame "If I've heard a young lady who deserves to be a super star it's Teea Goans!" – Little Jimmy Dickens / Grande Ole Opry / Country Music Hall Of Fame www.teeagoans.com www.facebook.com/teeagoans www.twitter.com/teeagoans www.youtube/teeag Notes