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Oliver Wakefield

Oliver Wakefield, was a popular British actor and comedian active from the 1930s until his death in 1956. Billed as "The Voice of Inexperience", Wakefield is best known for his idiosyncratic satirical monologues. Wakefield was educated in South Africa travelled to England, where he began acting with a Shakespearean repertory company, he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts for further study, where he developed his distinctive style of humorous monologue. Wakefield created the stage persona of a nervous upper class young man, customarily dressed in full dinner suit and habitually carrying a cigarette, he developed a distinctive stuttering mode of speech featuring tortuous syntax, spoonerisms, dropped words and unfinished sentences which he used to disguise his satirical observations, wry sarcasm and clever double entendres. In his early career he was clean-shaven but grew a handlebar moustache, he established himself in nightclubs and music hall and became the first Resident Comedian on the BBC, as well as making pioneering appearances in the early days of British TV.

He became established in the United States and appeared in the variety movie short On the Air and Off and made one of his first American stage appearances in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1934, which featured Eve Arden. Wakefield appeared in several British Pathé newsreels in the late 1930s. In 1937 he starred in the 20th Century Fox film There Was Young Man, followed by featured roles in several British films between 1938 and 1942 including The Peterville Diamond, playing a gentleman jewel thief, he made regular appearances at the Savoy Theatre, the Berkeley, the Ritz, Cafe de Paris, Churchill's and other leading London venues. He was booked to open at the Rainbow Room in New York City three weeks after the outbreak of World War II, but chose to remain in England, where he served in the R. A. F. After the war, Wakefield returned to show business, he toured Australia, performing for a year in Melbourne and Sydney, followed by a 52-week radio series for the Australian Broadcasting Commission. Moving to the United States in 1952, he performed at the Blue Angel in New York, followed by engagements at Number One Fifth Avenue, Ruban Bleu and Bon Soir and TV appearances on All Star Revue, the Kate Smith show, The Steve Allen Show and many others.

His last Broadway appearance was in the Broadway revue, Two's Company at the Alvin Theatre in New York in 1952, which starred Bette Davis. In Canada he appeared on the Canadian Broadcasting Service on the Frigidair TV Show, played a fourteen-week engagement at Montreal club Ruby Foos and hosted his own TV panel Show Make a Match. Wakefield died from a heart attack at his Rye, New York home at 351 Park Avenue, aged 47. There Was a Young Man Shipyard Sally George and Margaret The Peterville Diamond Let the People Sing Oliver Wakefield on IMDb Oliver Wakefield at the Internet Broadway Database

Mount Zion

For "Zion" as a symbol for Jerusalem, etc. See Zion. Mount Zion is a hill in Jerusalem, located just outside the walls of the Old City; the term Mount Zion has been used in the Hebrew Bible first for the City of David and for the Temple Mount, but its meaning has shifted and it is now used as the name of ancient Jerusalem's Western Hill. In a wider sense, the term is used for the entire Land of Israel; the etymology of the word Zion is uncertain. Mentioned in the Bible in the Book of Samuel as the name of the Jebusite fortress conquered by King David, its origin predates the Israelites. If Semitic, it may be associated with the Hebrew root"ṣiyyôn. Though not spoken in Jerusalem until hundreds of years the name is similar in Arabic and may be connected to the root ṣiyya or the Arabic šanā, it might be related to the Arabic root ṣahî or ṣuhhay. A non-Semitic relationship to the Hurrian word šeya has been suggested. Sahyun is the word for Zion in Syriac. A valley called Wâdi Sahyûn preserves the name and is located one and three-quarter miles from the Old City of Jerusalem's Jaffa Gate.

The phrase Har Tzion, lit. "Mount Zion", appears nine times in the Tanakh. It is spelled with not Zayin; the name Mount Zion referred successively to three locations, as Jerusalemites preserved the time-honoured name, but shifted the location they venerated as the focal point of biblical Jerusalem to the site considered most appropriate in their own time. At first, Mount Zion was the name given to the Jebusite fortified city on the lower part of ancient Jerusalem's Eastern Hill known as the City of David. According to the Book of Samuel, Mount Zion was the site of the Jebusite fortress called the "stronghold of Zion", conquered by King David renamed and rebuilt by him as the "City of David", where he erected his palace. Once the First Temple was erected at the top of the Eastern Hill, the name "Mount Zion" migrated there too. After the conquest of the Jebusite city, its built-up area expanded northward towards the uppermost part of the same, Eastern Hill; this highest part became the site of Solomon's Temple.

The identification of the pre-Israelite and Israelite towns on the Eastern Hill is based on the existence of only one perennial water source in the area, the Gihon Spring, on archaeological excavations revealing sections of the Bronze Age and Iron Age city walls and water systems. The "Mount Zion" mentioned in the parts of the Book of Isaiah, in the Book of Psalms, the First Book of Maccabees seems to refer to the top of the hill known as the Temple Mount; the last shift of the name Mount Zion was to the Western Hill, more dominant than the Eastern Hill and seemed to first-century CE Jerusalemites the worthier location for the by-then lost palace of King David. The Western Hill is. In the second half of the First Temple period, the city expanded westward and its defensive walls were extended to include the entire Western Hill behind them. Nebuchadnezzar II destroyed the city completely around 586 BCE, severing the continuity of historical memory. A long period of rebuilding followed, ending with Jerusalem's second total destruction at the hands of the Romans in 70 CE.

Josephus, the first-century CE historian who knew the city as it was before this second catastrophic event, identified Mount Zion as being the Western Hill, separated from the lower, Eastern Hill, by what he calls the "Tyropoeon Valley". It must however be said that Josephus never used the name "Mount Zion" in any of his writings, but described the "Citadel" of King David as being situated on the higher and longer hill, thus pointing at the Western Hill as what the Bible calls Mount Zion. At the end of the Roman period, a synagogue was built at the entrance of the structure known as David's Tomb based on the belief that David brought the Ark of the Covenant here from Beit Shemesh and Kiryat Ye'arim before the construction of the Temple. During the 1948 war, Mount Zion was conquered by the Harel Brigade on May 18, 1948 and became the only part of the Old City to stay in Israeli hands until the armistice. At first it was linked to the Jewish neighborhood of Yemin Moshe across the Valley of Hinnom via a narrow tunnel, but an alternative was needed to evacuate the wounded and transport supplies to soldiers on Mt. Zion.

A cable car capable of carrying a load of 250 kilograms was designed for this purpose. The cable car was only lowered into the valley during the day to escape detection; the ride from the Israeli position at the St. John Eye Hospital to Mount Zion took two minutes. Between 1948 and 1967, when the Old City was under Jordanian rule, Israelis were forbidden access to the Jewish holy places. Mount Zion was a designated no-man's land between Jordan. Mount Zion was the closest accessible site to the ancient Jewish Temple; until East Jerusalem was captured by Israel in the Six-Day War, Israelis would climb to the rooftop of David's Tomb to pray. The winding road leading up to Mount Zion is known as Pope's Way, it was paved in honor of the historic visit to Jerusalem of Pope Paul VI in 1964. The Tanakh reference to Har Tzion that identifies its location is derived from the Psalm 48 composed

Wyoming Highway 230

Wyoming Highway 230 is a 78.74-mile-long state highway in the U. S. State of Wyoming, it is known locally as Rivers Road and travels from WYO 130 8 miles south of Saratoga south from there to intersect WYO 70 in Riverside and heads southeast to the Colorado-Wyoming State Line. The Route continues southeast in Colorado as Colorado State Highway 125 it turns northeast as Colorado State Highway 127. At the Wyoming-Colorado State Line, WYO 230 resumes. WYO 230 heads northeast towards Laramie to end at Business Loop I-80/US 30/US 287 in Laramie. WYO 230 provides a scenic and less-traveled alternative for travelers who want to avoid Interstate 80 and US 30 but cannot take WYO 130, closed in the winter. Wyoming Highway 230 crosses the same type of terrain as Wyoming Highway 130; the part of Highway 230 from WYO 130, south of Saratoga and the Wyoming-Colorado State Line climbs out of the Platte Valley to a height of over 8,000 feet. At 10 miles there is a junction with Wyoming Highway 70 in the community of Riverside where route 70 heads west to Baggs and 230 turns southeast towards the state line.

At the state line WYO 230 ends and the roadway continues southeast into Colorado as SH 125. 9 miles into Colorado there is a junction with SH 127 north of Colorado. SH 127 heads northeast 9 miles back into Wyoming where that state highway ends and WYO 230 resumes. From there Wyoming 230 climbs again into the southeastern edge of the Snowy Range Mountains through forested areas. At 51.8 miles there is a junction with Wyoming Highway 10 in Woods Landing. Further east along the Highway 230, it the route descends into the Laramie Basin. Highway 230 meets WYO 130 just west of Laramie, the two routes run together into Laramie as Snowy Range Road.. There is an interchange with Interstate 80 at 77.7 miles, route 230 ends at 78.74 miles at I-80 BUS/US 30/US 287. Wyoming Routes 200-299 WYO 230 - I-80 Bus/US-30/US-287/WYO 130 to WYO 130

Franciszek Macharski

Franciszek Macharski was a Polish cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was appointed Archbishop of Kraków from 1978, named by Pope John Paul II to succeed him in that role. Macharski was elevated to the cardinalate in 1979, resigned as archbishop in 2005. Franciszek Macharski was born on 20 May 1927 in Poland, he was the youngest of four children. During World War II he worked as a menial laborer and afterward entered the seminary in Kraków, where he studied theology, he was ordained as a priest in April 1950 by Cardinal Adam Stefan Sapieha. Until 1956 he was a vicar in a parish near Bielsko-Biała and was transferred to Fribourg, Switzerland, to continue his theological studies, he received his doctorate in 1960. Macharski was appointed Archbishop of Kraków in December 1978 by Pope John Paul II, Archbishop of that city himself until his election to the Papacy in October 1978. Macharski was consecrated as a Bishop by John Paul II himself at the Vatican on 6 January 1979 and took possession of the Archdiocese of Kraków on 28 January 1979, when he was installed at Wawel Cathedral.

Archbishop Macharski was created Cardinal-Priest of San Giovanni a Porta Latina as his titular church in June 1979, the first consistory of John Paul II, just six months after his episcopal consecration. He was a member of the cardinal electors of the 2005 papal conclave that elected Joseph Alois Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI, he lost the right to vote in conclaves when he turned 80 in May 2007. Macharski retired as Archbishop of Kraków on 3 June 2005, his successor was Pope John Paul II's private Secretary, Stanisław Dziwisz. Cardinal Macharski fell down the stairs of his home in June 2016. Pope Francis visited Macharski in a Kraków hospital on 28 July 2016, he died five days later. Media related to Franciszek Macharski at George. "Cardinal Franciszek Macharski, dead at 89, was bred to heroism". Crux. Retrieved 5 August 2016

Public Morals (2015 TV series)

Public Morals is a ten-episode American police drama television series, created, executive-produced and directed by Edward Burns, starring. Set in New York City in the 1960s, the show focuses on the Public Morals Division of the New York City Police Department and its officers' attempts to deal with vice in the city, while managing their personal lives as Irish Americans; the series aired from August 25 to October 20, 2015, on TNT. The network collaborated with Amblin Television, Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Aaron Lubin as producers. On December 15, 2015, TNT canceled the series after one season. Edward Burns as Officer Terry Muldoon Michael Rapaport as Officer Charlie Bullman, Terry's partner Elizabeth Masucci as Christine Muldoon, Terry's wife Katrina Bowden as Fortune Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Lt. King Wass Stevens as Officer Vince Latucci Keith Nobbs as Pat Duffy Austin Stowell as Officer Sean O'Bannon Patrick Murney as Officer Petey "Mac" MacGuinness Lyndon Smith as Deirdre Brian Wiles as Officer Jimmy Shea Cormac Cullinane as James Muldoon Neal McDonough as Rusty Patton Brian Dennehy as Joe Patton Timothy Hutton as Mr. O'Bannon Anita Gillette as Eileen Robert Knepper as Capt. Johanson Fredric Lehne as Tommy Red Kevin Corrigan as Smitty Peter Gerety as Sgt.

Mike Muldoon Aaron Dean Eisenberg as Richie Kane Ray Wiederhold as Monk Corey Cott as Ryan Creator Edward Burns began working on film scripts about Irish-American New York City police officers and Irish-American gangsters when executive producer Steven Spielberg suggested he write a script about his father's experience on the NYPD, while on the set of Saving Private Ryan. Though Public Morals did not draw from those scripts, Burns' research for them helped establish a foundation for the television series. In May 2015, TNT placed a 10-episode order for the series. While producing the series, Burns incorporated references to some of his favorite police and gangster films, including references to The Hustler, The Godfather, The French Connection, Mean Streets, among other films; the series premiered on TNT on August 25, 2015. All other episodes were released on demand before they were broadcast on TV: episodes 2–4 on August 26, the remaining episodes on September 5, 2015. Public Morals received positive reviews from critics.

On Rotten Tomatoes the series has a certified "fresh" score of 82%, based on 28 reviews, with an average rating of 7.06/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Public Morals is a worthy mob crime drama, with a strong leading man and a talented supporting cast counterbalancing cliché-ridden dialogue." On Metacritic, the series has a score of 69 out of 100, based on 22 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Official website Public Morals on IMDb

Yakiv Smolii

Yakiv Vasilyovich Smolii is a Ukrainian economist and banker. He was acting Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine since 11 May 2017 until the Ukrainian parliament elected him Governor of the Bank on 15 March 2018. Smolii was born on February 1961 in Verbovets, Lanivtsi Raion, Ternopil Oblast. Smolii received his university education from Lviv University where he graduated with B. Sc in mathematics in 1983, he majored in applied mathematics. Since 15 March 2018 - Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine. Since 11 May 2017 - Acting Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine. Since 25 October 2016 - First Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine. Since 25 April 2014 - Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine. 2006 – 2014 - Director on Banking Business, Prestige-Group. 2005 – 2006 - Consultant at Office Stolychnyi CJSC and Prestige-Group. 1994 – 2005 - Head of Automation Office, - Deputy Chairman of the Board, Aval Joint Stock Post Pension Bank. Between 1987 and 1991 Smolii worked as software engineer in private firm Orion, from where he left to work as head if IT division of regional office of National Bank of Ukraine in Ternopil.

From March 15, 2018 — appointed Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine by the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. 247 deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine voted for him. "The National Bank must continue to be independent of political spectrum. Political independence will allow the National Bank to fulfill its mandate to ensure price and financial stability." Speaking before the Verkhovna Rada, Yakiv Smolii, as Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine, promised to focus the regulator's attention on: maintaining of price financial stability, promotion of economic growth, integration of the Ukrainian financial system into European"Over the past three years, the National Bank has been able to stabilize the macroeconomic situation, improve the health of the banking system, introduce such important innovations as inflation targeting and floating exchange rate. The National Bank team will continue to build a modern and open bank of the country that has the trust of the society". Maintaining and deepening cooperation with our international partners continued growth of a modern and transparent banking system that can contribute to sustainable economic development: resume loan origination to the real economy as soon as possible"The banking system has enough money to launch full-fledged credit financing.

In total, more than 80 billion UAH can be invested for reviving the country's economy. At the same time, we have several challenges: the critical amount of non-performing loans in the banks’ portfolios and the weak protection of the creditors rights, their solution is possible only by amending the legislation." Conduct a thorough monetary liberalization work on ensuring a low and stable inflation rate within the period of 5 years in the range of 5 +/- 1%"We will not allow returning to the domination of fiscal policy over the monetary price of purchasing power of Ukrainians" integrate the Ukrainian financial system into all-European system in the medium run, implementing European directives and norms, in accordance with the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement financial inclusion, that is, the availability and security of banking servicesOn March 2, 2018, in the interview for Interfax portal Yakiv Smolii noted that the NBU prepared a renewal of the development strategy of the financial sector of Ukraine.

In addition, for the first time, a strategy of the National Bank of Ukraine was developed. It sets goals for the regulator in the medium run; the NBU has set 7 target benchmarks: the NBU plans to focus on resuming loan origination and a smooth transition to free capital movement in addition to the mandate, determined by the law on the NBU, to support low and stable inflation and ensure the stability and efficiency of the banking system. New tasks were defined: ensuring the effective regulation of the entire financial sector and the development of financial inclusion. Y. Smolii noted that the NBU plans to join several modern trends of financial digitalization, among which: Cashless economy - transfer of most payments to non-cash form: movement towards European standards, implementation of the Payment Services Directive 2: new forms of financial documents and transactions that can be realized in Ukrainian SEP3. P2P services on the new stage of the Ukrainian System of Electronic Payments. On March 28, 2018, he was appointed a member of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine by a decree of the President of Ukraine.

PhD in Economics