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Osric, king of the Hwicce

Osric was a king of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of the Hwicce in the late 7th century reigning jointly with his presumed brother Oshere. Osric was a son of Eanhere, a previous King of the Hwicce, by Osthryth, daughter of Oswiu of Northumbria; the only marriage recorded for Osthryth is that to Æthelred of Mercia, but an earlier marriage to Eanhere would explain why Osric and his brother Oswald are described as Æthelred's nepotes — translated as nephews or grandsons, but here meaning stepsons. Osric is claimed as one at Bath and the other at Gloucester. In 676 Osric granted lands to Abbess Bertana to found a convent at Bath; the charter attesting this grant has been queried on several grounds of editing and interpolation, but has an authentic basis. The foundation charter of Gloucester Abbey survives in a medieval register of the abbey, it is not straightforward, but again is considered to have an authentic basis. The charter was issued in the 670s by Æthelred, king of Mercia, records his grant of lands at Gloucester and Pershore to two of his thegns, noblemen of the Hwicce and his brother Oswald.

Osric's share was at Gloucester, he sought permission from Æthelred to found a monastery there. The story of the abbey's foundation continues in the register with the claim that Osric granted the land for the abbey to his sister Kyneburge, the first abbess. H. P. R. Finberg however speculates. Oswald was the elder brother of Oswiu and therefore the uncle of Queen Osthryth, said to have encouraged her aunt Cyneburh to enter a nunnery many years after Oswald's death. Cyneburgh would therefore be the great-aunt of Osric, rather than his sister. Though the charter of Gloucester treats Osric as a subordinate of Æthelred, the charter of Bath describes him as king of the Hwicce, he is so described by Bede. He may be the Osric who witnessed a doubtful charter of Frithuwold, King of Surrey, dated 675. Osric was buried at Gloucester Abbey before the altar of St Petronilla, he seems to have been survived by his brother Oshere, succeeded by a possible son Æthelmod. Osric 2 at Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England

Spectrum Strikes Back

"Spectrum Strikes Back" is the tenth episode of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, a British Supermarionation television series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and produced by their company Century 21 Productions. Written by Tony Barwick and directed by Ken Turner, it was first broadcast on 24 November 1967 on ATV Midlands; the plot follows on from the events of "Operation Time". In the episode, Spectrum organises a secret conference where it unveils two weapons that it has developed for use against the Mysterons. However, a Mysteron agent sets a trap. Colonel White, Captain Scarlet and Captain Blue travel to an African game reserve to attend a secret conference, being held underground in a room beneath a hunting lodge; the conference host, Spectrum Intelligence scientist Dr Giadello, unveils two anti-Mysteron devices inspired by the discoveries that Spectrum made when the Mysterons tried to assassinate General Tiempo. The "Mysteron Gun" fires an electron beam that permanently destroys Mysteron reconstructions by exploiting their vulnerability to electricity, while the "Mysteron Detector" is a radiographic device that identifies reconstructions through their resistance to X-rays.

Unknown to the delegates, Captain Indigo, a Spectrum officer working undercover as the lodge's waiter, is murdered by Captain Black and reconstructed in the service of the Mysterons. When the Mysteron Detector reveals his true nature, Indigo's reconstruction sabotages the conference by activating the controls that cause the lodge to descend into the ground, he escapes in a car with the key to the controls, leaving the delegates to be crushed by the building above them. Scarlet arms himself with the Mysteron Gun and escapes the conference room in a lift to confront Indigo; the lift is rendered inoperable when the lodge begins to descend, eliminating the other delegates' only means of escape and forcing Scarlet to pursue Indigo in a second car to recover the key. In the conference room, Blue slows the lodge's descent by firing his gun into the ceiling at the point where the controls are located, damaging them. Indigo is shot by one of the reserve's game wardens. However, the wound is not fatal, Scarlet dispatches him using the Mysteron Gun.

Speeding back to the lodge with the key, Scarlet reverses the building's descent moments before the delegates are killed. All present agree that the Mysteron Gun and Detector have proven their worth in the field; the working title for this episode was "Spectrum Strike Back". The Mysteron Gun was designed by Derek Meddings. Filming of the episode began on 13 March 1967; the incidental music for both this episode and "Avalanche" was recorded in a four-hour studio session held on 11 June 1967 with a 15-member orchestra. Dialogue in this episode states that only high-voltage electricity can kill Mysteron agents, yet in both earlier and episodes they are shot dead with conventional handguns. While the Mysteron Detector makes several re-appearances in subsequent episodes, the Mysteron Gun is never seen or referenced again in the series, although it does appear in the audio play Captain Scarlet versus Captain Black, where it is called the "Electro-Ray Rifle"."Spectrum Strikes Back" features the second appearance of the World President, targeted by the Mysterons in the first episode.

The puppet playing Captain Indigo appeared as Macey in "Big Ben Strikes Again". James Stansfield of the entertainment website Den of Geek ranks "Spectrum Strikes Back" the tenth-best episode of Captain Scarlet, deeming it memorable for introducing the Mysteron Gun and Detector as well as "some unintentional hilarity with the nicknames used by the Spectrum agents", he questions the game reserve's lack of security as well as the purpose of Indigo, noting that despite being a Spectrum captain the character is given the "humiliating task of being a waiter to those gathered at the base". In a review for the publication Andersonic, Vincent Law names this episode "one of the most convoluted and inconsistent" of Captain Scarlet, criticising aspects such as the nature of the hunting lodge: "... the whole lodge descending underground for reasons of secrecy is bizarre, as any passer-by would become suspicious when a non-descript building started sinking into the ground!" Law questions why the delegates fail to use the lift, which the reconstructed Indigo used moments earlier, in order to escape the conference room.

However, he praises the script's moments of "light relief" as well as Barry Gray's musical score. Law regrets the absence of the Mysteron Gun from episodes noting that after this episode the Mysteron Detector appears only occasionally. Andrew Pixley and Julie Rogers of Starburst magazine note that the Mysteron Gun, "although fantastically useful, is never seen again", they liken the Mysteron Detector to a car's radiator grille. Shane M. Dallmann of Video Watchdog magazine describes the descending lodge as a "Bondian deathtrap". Bentley, Chris. Hearn, Marcus. Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: The Vault. Cambridge, UK: Signum Books. ISBN 978-0-995519-12-1. "Spectrum Strikes Back" on IMDb "Spectrum Strikes Back" at TV.com "Spectrum Strikes Back" at TheVervoid.com

Michael J. Marquardt

Michael J. Marquardt is an American academic, he is a professor of Human Resource Development and International Affairs at George Washington University. He was the co-founder and first President of the World Institute of Action Learning, a leading organization for certifying action learning coaches. Marquardt was born in Tigerton, Wisconsin on November 13, 1943, he received his doctorate in Human Resource Development from George Washington University and his master's and bachelor's degrees from Maryknoll College. Marquardt has done graduate work at Harvard and the University of Virginia. Marquardt held a number of senior management and marketing positions with organizations such as Grolier, American Society for Training and Development, Association Management Inc. Overseas Education Fund, TradeTec, U. S. Office of Personnel Management. Marquardt worked as a trainer and consultant in global organizations prior to joining the GWU faculty in 1991, he has trained more than 100,000 managers in nearly 150 countries since beginning his international experience in Spain in 1969.

Over one million copies of his publications have been sold in nearly a dozen languages. Marquardt served as the Editor of the UNESCO Encyclopedia volume on Human Resources and is an editor and/or advisor for professional journals around the world, he has been a keynote speaker at international conferences in Australia, Philippines, South Africa and India as well as throughout North America. He is the author of 24 books and over 100 professional articles in the fields of leadership, learning and organizational change including: Revised in 2014, this work "draws on interviews with thirty leaders, including eight whose stories are new to this edition; these interviews tell stories from a range of countries, including Singapore, Guyana and Switzerland, feature case studies from prominent firms such as DuPont, Alcoa and Cargill. A chapter on problem-solving shows. Revised in 2011, this book "discusses how the collective genius of people working within an organization can be a motivating force. Marquardt illustrates how five subsystems—learning, people and technology—come together to create the Systems Learning Organization model."

"By exploring key principles and best practices that move action learning from good to great, Marquardt highlights resources for transforming people, groups and entire communities. Calling upon his pioneering experiences and the fundamentals introduced in his bestseller Action Learning in Action, Marquardt delivers the next generation of tools and techniques to make action learning successful in any organization; this comprehensive guidebook builds on the real experiences of thousands of managers in hundreds of companies, explores recent innovations in the field, demonstrates how the power of action learning can help any organization thrive in today’s fast-changing global marketplace." In one of his first books, Marquardt "provides field-tested tools to solve problems, develop individuals, create organizational learning and success. Dr. Marquardt brings together six essential elements of Action Learning with realistic advice, practical wisdom, such tools as checklists and a comprehensive glossary of terms.

Readers can learn to leverage action learning to solve problems, develop employees, enhance personal growth, create organizational learning." Yeo, R. K. & Marquardt, M. J.. Complex problem solving through action learning: implications for human resource development. International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 12, 258-273. Marquardt, M. J.. Leading with questions: How leaders find the right solutions by knowing what to ask. Soffe, S. M. Marquardt, M. J. & Hale, E.. Action learning and critical thinking: a synthesis of two models. Action Learning: Research and Practice, 8, 211-230. Marquardt, M. Ng, S. S. and Goldson, H.. Team Development via Action Learning. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 12,241-259. Marquardt, M. and Banks, S.. Theory to Practice: Action Learning. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 12, 159-162. Marquardt, M.. Action Learning for Higher Education Institutions. Kuala Lumpur: AKEPT Press. Marquardt, M. and Ceriani, A. Action Learning: Principi, Casi. Milano: FrancoAngeli.

Marquardt, M. H. Skipton Leonard, Arthur M. Freedman, Claudia C. Hill. Action Learning for Developing Leaders and Organizations: Principles and Cases. New York: Harcourt & Brace, 2009. Marquardt, Michael J. and Loan, P.. Manager as Mentor. Westport, CT: Praeger Press. Marquardt, M. "Leading with Questions." Leadership Excellence, 2006. Marquardt, M. "Action Learning." In Experiential Handbook. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006. Marquardt, M. Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006. Marquardt, M. Optimizing the Power of Action Learning. Palo Alto: Davies-Black Press, 2004.. Selected as Book of the Year by the Academy of HRD. Marquardt, M. "Harnessing the Power of Action Learning." Training and Development, 8, 26-32, 2004. Marquardt M. "Developing Global Leaders via Action Learning Programs: A Case Study at Boeing." Thai Journal of Public Administration, vol. 3, no. 3, 133-157, 2009. Marquardt, M. "Learning to Think and Lead Globally at Boeing - Developing Global Leaders via Action Learning Programs."

Proceedings of the Academy of HRD, Minneapolis, 2003. Marquardt, M. "Action Learning" in Performance Intervention Maps. Alexandria: ASTD Press, 2001. Marquardt, M. "Action Learning: The

Bushwick Avenue–Aberdeen Street station

Bushwick Avenue–Aberdeen Street is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. Located in Bushwick, Brooklyn, it is served by the L train at all times. Bushwick Avenue–Aberdeen Street, opened on July 14, 1928, as part of an extension of the Canarsie Line; this extension connected Montrose Avenue, which had opened four years earlier, to Broadway Junction, the western end of the already-operating elevated line to Canarsie. This station has two side platforms; the side platforms are curved and the two tracks are at different levels at the north end of the station, with the southbound tracks being higher due to their descent from an elevated stretch at Wilson Avenue. Parchment brown replacement tiles can be observed; the pillars are covered in white tile, with mosaics on each one bearing the station's name, "Bushwick Aberdeen". The elaborate porcelain mosaic band is predominantly tan, peach and brown with yellow, green, rosy beige, slate blue and black grape tiles in the center.

In the mezzanine, there are bright aqua tiles, as well as the above-mentioned brown replacements. The single entrance to this underground station is in a small building on the north side of Bushwick Avenue between Aberdeen Street and DeSales Place. In this space are 11-foot high coffered ceilings, suspended light fixtures, fancy ironwork. Nycsubway.org – BMT Canarsie: Bushwick-Aberdeen Station Reporter — "L Train". Stationreporter.net. Archived from the original on June 30, 2013; the Subway Nut — Bushwick Avenue–Aberdeen Street Pictures Bushwick Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View Platforms from Google Maps Street View

Second Wilson Ministry (Western Australia)

The Second Wilson Ministry was the 12th Ministry of the Government of Western Australia and was led by Liberal Premier Frank Wilson. It succeeded the Scaddan Ministry on 27 July 1916 after a vote of no confidence passed in the Legislative Assembly, due to the Labor Party losing its one-seat majority through a by-election and a member resigning from the party to become an independent. In early 1917, the Liberal Party was consumed by the Nationalist Party, to whom most of its members pledged their allegiance, its leader, Sir Henry Lefroy, formed the Lefroy Ministry on 28 June 1917. The following ministers served for the duration of the Ministry: Black, David. Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Volume One, 1870–1930. Parliament House: Parliament of Western Australia. ISBN 0730738140. Black, David. "Factionalism and Stability: 1911-1947". In Black, David; the House on the Hill: A History of the Parliament of Western Australia 1832–1990. Perth, Western Australia: Parliament of Western Australia.

ISBN 0-7309-3983-9. Bolton, Geoffrey; the Western Australian Legislature, 1870-1930. Canberra: Australian National University

Mickey Huang

Mickey Huang Tzu-chiao known as Jiao Jiao, is a Taiwanese comedian, television host, Master of Ceremonies and actor. He has worked for many television stations, such as ETTV Drama, CTS, FTV, he is a radio DJ, entrepreneur and writer. He is best known for co-hosting the long-running show Super Sunday in the late 1990s and early 2000s with Chang Hsiao-yen, Harlem Yu and Pu Hsueh-liang, he became Master of Ceremonies for Golden Bell Awards in 2006 and 2017, Golden Melody Awards in 2012, 2015-2017, Golden Horse Awards in 2015-2016 and Golden Note Composition Awards every year since its inception in 2010. He hosted KKBOX Digital Music Awards from 2010-2017 except in 2012, he has been dating Taiwanese actress Summer Meng since 2014. As a writer and Facebook blogger, he has tendencies to write his statuses in long block-form poems with a set number of characters per line. Mickey Huang on Facebook