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News UK

News Corp UK & Ireland Limited, is a British newspaper publisher, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American mass media conglomerate News Corp. It is the current publisher of The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun newspapers and its former publications include the Today, News of the World and The London Paper newspapers; until June 2002, it was called News International plc. On 31 May 2011 the company name was changed from News International Limited to NI Group Limited, on 26 June 2013 to News UK. News UK's main competitor is DMG Media, in turn owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust. Between 1987 and 1995, News International owned, through its subsidiary News Ltd, the first UK national newspaper to be printed in colour. All of News International's newspapers were founded by other owners, in some cases hundreds of years ago. In October 2005 News International sold TSL Education, publishers of Times Higher Education, Times Educational Supplement, other education titles, for £235m; the Times Literary Supplement part of TSL Education, has been retained by News International as part of this deal.

Darwin Ltd, who had taken over the company, continued to produce the same product. In July 2009 The Guardian, a newspaper owned by Guardian Media Group, reported that News Group Newspapers paid in excess of £1m to settle legal cases that threatened to reveal News Group journalists' use on repeated occasions of illegal methods in the pursuit of stories, it has been alleged that News Group staff, including Clive Goodman, illegally accessed voicemail for the mobile phones of thousands of public figures, including politicians and celebrities. Goodman was jailed in 2007 for tapping the mobile phones of three members of the royal staff, it was stated by News International at the time that Goodman had acted without their knowledge, that no other journalists made use of such methods. The evidence uncovered by The Guardian shows that many more figures were in fact the subject of phone-taps, including Nigella Lawson, Lenny Henry, Gwyneth Paltrow, John Prescott, Boris Johnson and Tessa Jowell. In 2008, the News of the World paid in excess of £400,000 in damages to Gordon Taylor, the chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association, suing the newspaper for its involvement in the illegal interception of messages to his mobile phone.

According to The Guardian, this payment, made in exchange for Taylor's silence'prevented the public from knowing anything about the hundreds of pages of evidence, disclosed in Taylor's case.'In contrast to News International's earlier denials of knowledge, The Guardian cites suppressed evidence revealing that News of the World's editorial staff were involved with private investigators who engaged in illegal phone-hacking, that both reporters and executives were commissioning purchases of confidential information. These activities were well known within the News of the World, being "openly paid for by the accounts department with invoices which itemised illegal acts"; the paperwork is alleged to show that the above occurred during the tenure of Andy Coulson, chief press advisor to David Cameron, leader of the UK's Conservative Party, until his resignation on 21 January 2011. On 4 July, The Guardian reported that a private investigator at the News of the World had hacked into the phone of the murdered teenager Amanda Dowler, causing both her parents and police investigating her murder to wrongly believe she was still alive.

This occurred during the period. On 7 July, British newspaper The Daily Telegraph alleged that the families of dead British service personnel were targeted by private investigators working for the News of the World; this led to The Royal British Legion severing ties with the paper until such allegations are proved false. On the same day, James Murdoch announced the News of the World would be shut down after the publication of one more edition on 10 July 2011, due to the allegations; the newspaper had been faced with the withdrawal of a number of sponsors which had advertised their products and services in the newspaper, not to mention the inevitable fall in sales that the newspaper would have faced had it remained in circulation. On 15 July Rebekah Brooks resigned as chief executive of News International, her comments on her leaving were: As chief executive of the company, I feel a deep sense of responsibility for the people we have hurt and I want to reiterate how sorry I am for what we now know to have taken place.

I have believed that the right and responsible action has been to lead us through the heat of the crisis. However my desire to remain on the bridge has made me a focal point of the debate; this is now detracting attention from all our honest endeavours to fix the problems of the past. Therefore I have given James Murdoch my resignation. While it has been a subject of discussion, this time my resignation has been accepted. Rupert's wisdom and incisive advice has guided me throughout my career and James is an inspirational leader who has shown me great loyalty and friendship. I would like to thank them both for their support; the Guardian newspaper, citing official company accounts, claims Brooks received a £10.8m payoff for leaving News International. In September 2015, Rebekah Brooks was reappointed as CEO of the company, now named News UK; the company's major titles are published by subsidiary companies, Times Newspapers Ltd and News Group Newspapers. These newspapers were until 2010 written at a large s

Keith Arnold (cricketer)

Keith Andrew Arnold is a former English first-class cricketer. Arnold was a left-handed batsman, he was born at Warwickshire. Arnold made his debut for Oxfordshire in the 1980 Minor Counties Championship against Devon. Arnold played Minor counties cricket for Oxfordshire from 1980 to 2010, which included 208 Minor Counties Championship matches and 47 MCCA Knockout Trophy matches, he made his List A debut against Glamorgan in the 1980 Gillette Cup. He played fifteen further List A matches for Oxfordshire, the last coming against Herefordshire in the 1st round of the 2004 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy, held in 2003. In his sixteen List A matches for Oxfordshire, he took 14 wickets at a bowling average of 55.42, with best figures of 2/46. Arnold captained Oxfordshire for three seasons from 2002 to 2004, after which he gave up the captaincy. Playing for Oxfordshire allowed him to represent the Minor Counties cricket team, he played three first-class matches for the team: against the Zimbabweans in 1985, the Indians in 1990, the South Africans in 1994.

In his three first-class matches, he took 10 wickets at an average of 31.40. His most notable appearance came against the Zimbabweans, with him taking figures of 5/57, his best in first-class cricket, he played List A cricket for the Minor Counties, first appearing for them in limited-overs cricket against Kent in the 1985 Benson & Hedges Cup. He played thirteen further List A matches for the team, with the last coming in the 1995 Benson & Hedges Cup against Warwickshire. Arnold took 12 wickets in his fourteen matches for the team, at an average of 39.66, with best figures of 3/25. In total, Arnold took 26 wickets in 30 List A matches, at an average of 48.15, with best figures of 3/25. Arnold retired from playing for Oxfordshire during the 2010 season, his 30 years at the county were the joint second longest playing time for the county, level with Charlie Walters and exceeded only by Stewart Lee. Arnold holds the record for the most Minor Counties Championship wickets for Oxfordshire, surpassing David Laitt's record of 670 in 2009.

By the end of his career he had 682 wickets. Keith Arnold at ESPNcricinfo Keith Arnold at CricketArchive

Sabrina Porshi

Sabrina Porshi is a Bangladeshi singer. Sabrina Porshi's career began when she became 2nd runner up in a Music talent hunt show, Channel i "Khude gaan raj", in 2008. Porshi's first song recording was for a movie in 2009 arranged by "Khude Gaan Raj" team. Porshi was born on 30 July to a Muslim family in Bangladesh, her home district is Brahmanbaria. Porshi lived at Uttara for 14 years, she moved to Cambrian College to study commerce. In 2007, Porshi took part in a singing competition named "Komol kuri" organized by the government, became winner in "country song" category. In 2008, Porshi participated in Channel i "Khude gaan raj" Singing Competition, her first on-screen appearance, she became the second runner up. Porshi started her music career professional when she was in "khude gaan raj" competition in 2008, she did her first playback in 2009. That was her first studio recording. In 2009 she started the work of her solo album Porshi, she made the album with 5 music director. The album was finished in April 2010.

The label "Laser Vision" released the album in Eid-ul-Fitr 2010. After the first album, Porshi started to work as a playback singer from 2011, her first recorded song in 2011 was "Kothao chile na tumi" with Arfin Rumey. On 14 February 2012 Porshi released her second solo album, Porshi 2, she did playback songs in 2012. In 2012 Porshi announced her band named "Bornomala". In Eid-ul-Fitr she released her third solo album Porshi 3, her first music video was "Tomari porosh" with Arfin Rumey, from her first album Porshi. This video was directed by Rommo Khan. Porshi made another three music videos from her second solo album in 2012. "Khuje khuje", Shudhu tore and Boro Eka "Khuje khuje ft Arfin Rumey" and "Shudhu Tore ft ZooEL Morshed" and "Boro Eka". In 2013 Porshi made her 5th music video from her album Porshi 3. Porshi and the composer and co-singer of this song Imran acted in this music video. Official website Sabrina Porshi on Facebook

Don Juan (disambiguation)

Don Juan is a legendary fictional libertine. Don Juan may refer to: Don Juan, Dominican Republic, a town Don Juan Pond - a high salinity frost-free lake in Antarctica. John, Prince of Asturias, son of Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon John, Prince of Girona, son of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Germaine of Foix, died in infancy Don Juan Manuel, Castilian writer John of Austria, Don Juan de Austria, European admiral and general Don Juan Matus, medicine man from Sonora, featured in books by Carlos Castaneda Don Juan, another name for a pickup artist, after the character John of Austria the Younger, Don Juan de Austria the Younger, Prime Minister of Spain from 1677 to 1679 Don "Magic" Juan, American rapper Juan Carlos I of Spain and head of state of Spain Juan de Borbón, Count of Barcelona, pretender Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón Donjuan, a Colombian lads' mag See Don Juan § Don Juan in other works. Poems El estudiante de Salamanca, poem by José de Espronceda Don Juan, satiric narrative poem by Lord Byron Ibong Adarna, Philippine mythological storyPlays Don Juan, a 1905 play by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest, a ca. 1630 play by Tirso de Molina Don Juan Tenorio, an 1844 play by José Zorilla Dom Juan, a 1665 play by Molière Don Juan in Hell, excerpt of George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman first performed on stage in 1951 by Agnes Moorehead, Charles Boyer, Charles Laughton, Sir Cedric Hardwicke Don Juan, an adaptation of the play by Bertolt Brecht Don Juan, a Dutch silent film directed by Léon Boedels Don Juan, a German silent film directed by Albert Heine and Robert Land Don Juan, an American Vitaphone film starring John Barrymore The Private Life of Don Juan, a 1934 British film starring Douglas Fairbanks, Merle Oberon and Benita Hume Adventures of Don Juan, a 1948 American film starring Errol Flynn Don Juan, a Spanish film starring Antonio Vilar.

Annabella and María Rosa Salgado Don Juan, an Austrian musical film directed by Walter Kolm-Veltée Don Juan, a French-Italian-Spanish comedy film directed by John Berry Don Juan, a Czechoslovak short film written and directed by Jan Švankmajer Don Juan, or If Don Juan Were a Woman, a 1973 French-Italian film with Brigitte Bardot Don Juan, a film written and directed by Jacques Weber Don Juan DeMarco, a 1995 American film starring Johnny Depp The Don Juans, a 2013 Czech comedy film directed by Jiří Menzel "Don Juan in Hell", an episode of Frasier Don Juan, a tone poem by Richard Strauss Don Giovanni, a 1787 opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Réminiscences de Don Juan, operatic fantasy by Franz Liszt Don Juan, a ballet by Ranieri de' Calzabigi, Christoph Willibald Gluck and Gasparo Angiolini Don Juan Triumphant, a fictional opera written by The Phantom of the Opera in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with the same name Don Juan, a 2004 musical by Félix Gary, revived in 2012 "Don Juan", a song by Pet Shop Boys from the album Alternative "Don Juan" a song by Fanny Lu from the album Felicidad y Perpetua "Don Juan", a song by Suburban Legends from their self-titled EP Don Juan, by Ernesto Ponzio Don John, a similar name The Don Juans, Czech film The Don Juans, American folk music duo Andre Williams and the Don Juans, 1950s American band

Pediped Footwear

Pediped is a marketer of soft-sole children's footwear. Pediped was founded in Henderson, Nevada in 2004 by husband-and-wife business partners and Brian Edgeworth after the birth of their first child. In 2008, the firm hired Rudy Glocker, a former vice president at Goldman Sachs, as its chief operating officer. Pediped's first retail store, located in Las Vegas, opened its doors in 2013. Additional retail stores are located in Beijing; the company sells its products to over 2,000 stores in the United States, has distribution in over 41 countries and employs 270 staff members worldwide. Pediped distributes its product on online retailers Amazon.com and Zappos. The company's main manufacturing and distribution factory is located in Suzhou, with an additional 35,000 square-foot facility located in Henderson, Nevada

Springmount Bog Tablets

The Springmount Bog Tablets are a set of six wooden wax tablets dating to the late 7th or early 8th century that were discovered in 1914 in the Springmount bog near Ballyhutherland, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The tablets form a booklet with text from the Book of Psalms inscribed on the wax surface of the wooden pages; the tablets are considered to be the earliest surviving example of Irish writing in the Latin script, were included as no. 25 in a set of 100 items representing A History of Ireland in 100 Objects compiled by The Irish Times, the National Museum of Ireland, the Royal Irish Academy. The tablets were discovered in 1914 by W. Gregg of Clough, in the Springmount Bog, less than a mile from the village of Clough, about seven miles north of Ballymena, in County Antrim. Gregg found the tablets about four feet below the surface while cutting peat. Gregg sold the tablets to the National Museum of Ireland in 1914, they are held at the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology on Kildare Street in Dublin, Ireland.

Six tablets made of yew wood are bound together along one edge with a leather thong, tied shut at the top and bottom with two leather straps. Both sides of the inner four tablets, the inner sides of the two outer tablets, have been hollowed out and filled with wax to form the writing surfaces of a wooden book of ten pages; each wooden tablet is about 7.5 × 21.0 cm in size, about 0.7 cm thick. The wax had melted when found, some of the wax was damaged when the tablets were opened after discovery, but much of the text is still legible; the Vulgate text of parts of Psalms 30 through 32 has been inscribed on the wax surface using a stylus. The text is laid out except on the first wax page; the letters are written in "Irish majuscule" script. The Latin text represents Jerome's Gallican version of the Psalms rather than the earlier Old Latin version; the tablets have been dated to the late 7th-century on palaeographic evidence, in 1963 David H. Wright suggested a date of about 600, accepted, it is thought that the tablets came from a monastery near where they were found, were used for teaching literacy and as an aid for memorizing the Psalms.

Faddan More Psalter, a 9th psalter found in a peat bog in 2006 Cathach of St. Columba, a 7th Century Irish psalter