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Patrick Macnee

Daniel Patrick Macnee was a British-American film and television actor. He played the role of secret agent John Steed in the British television series The Avengers; the elder of two sons, Macnee was born in Paddington, England on 6 February 1922. His father, a grandson of the Scottish artist Sir Daniel Macnee, trained race horses in Lambourn, was known for his dress sense, his maternal grandmother was Frances Alice Hastings, the daughter of Vice-Admiral George Fowler Hastings and granddaughter of Hans Francis Hastings, 12th Earl of Huntingdon. His younger brother James, known as Jimmy, was born five years later. Macnee's parents separated, his father moved to India, his mother began to live with her wealthy partner, Evelyn Spottswood, whose money came from the Dewar's whisky business. Macnee referred to her in his autobiography as "Uncle Evelyn", she helped pay for his schooling, he was educated at Summer Fields School and Eton College, where he was a member of the Officer Training Corps and was one of the guard of honour for King George V at St George's Chapel in 1936.

He was expelled from Eton for selling pornography and being a bookmaker for his fellow students. Macnee studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, but shortly before he was to perform in his first West End leading role, which would have had him acting alongside Vivien Leigh, he was called up for the United Kingdom Armed Forces, he joined the Royal Navy as an ordinary seaman in October 1942 and was commissioned a sub-lieutenant in June 1943, becoming a navigator on Motor Torpedo Boats in the English Channel and North Sea. Reassigned as first lieutenant on a second MTB, Macnee caught bronchitis just before D-Day. Two of the crew received the Distinguished Service Medal, he left the Navy in 1946 as a lieutenant. Macnee nurtured his acting career in Canada early on, but he appeared as an uncredited extra in the British films Pygmalion, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp and Laurence Olivier's Hamlet, as well as some live TV dramas for the BBC, before graduating to credited parts in such films as Scrooge, as the young Jacob Marley, the Gene Kelly vehicle Les Girls, as an Old Bailey barrister, the war film The Battle of the River Plate.

Between these occasional movie roles, Macnee spent the better part of the 1950s working in dozens of small parts in American and Canadian television and theatre, including an appearance in an episode of The Twilight Zone in 1959. Disappointed in his limited career development, in the late 1950s Macnee was daily smoking 80 cigarettes and drinking a bottle of whisky. Not long before his career-making role in The Avengers, Macnee took a break from acting and served as one of the London-based producers for the classic documentary series The Valiant Years, based on the Second World War memoirs of Winston Churchill. While working in London on the Churchill series, Macnee was offered the part in The Avengers, for which he became best known; the series was conceived as a vehicle for Ian Hendry, who played the lead role of Dr. David Keel in a sequel to an earlier series, Police Surgeon, while John Steed was his assistant. Macnee, became the lead after Hendry's departure at the end of the first season.

Macnee played opposite a succession of glamorous female partners. Of the 161 completed episodes, Macnee appeared in both of which from the first season. Although Macnee evolved in the role as the series progressed, the key elements of Steed's persona and appearance were there from early on: the mysterious demeanour and the light, flirting tone with ladies. From the episodes with Blackman onwards, the trademark bowler hat and umbrella completed the image. Though it was traditionally associated with London "city gents", the ensemble of suit and bowler had developed in the post-war years as mufti for ex-servicemen attending Armistice Day ceremonies. Steed's sartorial style may have been drawn from Macnee's father. Macnee, alongside designer Pierre Cardin, adapted the look into a style all his own, he went on to design several outfits himself for Steed based on the same basic theme. Steed was the central character of The New Avengers, in which he was teamed with agents named Purdey and Mike Gambit.

Macnee insisted on, was proud of, never carrying a gun in the original series. Lumley said she did all the gun-slinging in The New Avengers for the same reason. However, the Internet Movie Firearms Database lists seven instances where Steed uses a firearm, all in the original series; when asked in June 1982 which Avengers female lead was his favourite, Macnee declined to give a specific answer. "Well, I'd rather not say. To do so would invite trouble," he told TV Week magazine. Macnee did provide his evaluation of the female leads. Of Honor Blackman he said, "She was wonderful, presenting the concept of a strong-willed and liberated woman just as that sort of woman was beginning to emerge in society." Diana Rigg was "One of the world's great actresses. A superb comedienne. I'm convinced that one day she'll

Kathy Manderino

Kathy M. Manderino is a Democratic politician who serves on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, she was the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry under Governor Tom Wolf from May 2015 until August 2017. She served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives who represented the 194th District from 1993 through 2010. Manderino's father, was a member of the House from 1967 to 1989 and served as the 133rd Speaker of the Pennsylvania House in 1989. In 2003, the political website PoliticsPA named her as a possible successor to House Minority Leader Bill DeWeese. In 2008, Manderino announced, she was defeated for the post by Todd Eachus. In 2010, Manderino announced her retirement, she was succeeded by fellow Democrat Pamela DeLissio. In 2015, following the election of Democratic Governor Tom Wolf, Manderino was nominated to serve as Secretary of Labor and Industry of Pennsylvania, she was subsequently confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate in May 2015. In July 2017, Governor Wolf announced that Secretary Maderino was leaving her position at Labor and Industry to join the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

She has served on the Gaming Control Board since August 1, 2017. Project Vote Smart - Representative Kathy Manderino profile Follow the Money - Kathy Manderino 2006 2004 2002 2000 1998 campaign contributions

Specioza Kazibwe

Specioza Naigaga Wandira Kazibwe, is a Ugandan surgeon and politician. She is referred to as "Nnalongo", because of her twin daughters, she was Vice President of Uganda from 1994 to 2003. She was the first woman in Africa to hold the position of vice-president of a sovereign nation. In August 2013, she was appointed by the United Nations's Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon as United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. Specioza Kazibwe was born in Iganga District on 1 July 1954, she attended Mount Saint Mary's College Namagunga, a prestigious all-female boarding high school affiliated with the Catholic Church, located on the Kampala-Jinja Highway, near the town of Lugazi. In 1974 she entered Makerere University School of Medicine, where she studied human medicine, graduating with the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree in 1979, she obtained the degree of Master of Medicine from Makerere University Medical School, specializing in General Surgery. In 2009, she was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science, by Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Population and International Health.

Kazibwe began her political career as a member of the youth and women's wings of the Ugandan Democratic Party. She won her first election as a village leader, on the ticket of the National Resistance Movement in 1987, she was elected Women's Representative for Kampala District and became Chairperson of the Advisory Committee for Museveni's election campaign. She first began serving the administration of Yoweri Museveni in 1989, when she was appointed Deputy Minister for Industry, a post she held until 1991. From 1991 until 1994, she served as Minister for Community Development, she was a member of the Constitution Assembly which drafted Uganda's new constitution in 1994. In 1996, she was elected Member of Parliament for the constituency of Kigulu South in Iganga District. From 1994 until 2003, Specioza Kazibwe served as Uganda's Vice President and as Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. Kazibwe has been an advocate for women in their position in Africa. In collaboration with the Organization of African Unity and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, she founded the African Women Committee on Peace and Development in 1998.

The objective of AWCPD is to help enable women's participation in peace and development processes on the continent. Dr. Kazibwe has been chair or a member of various national interest groups, including: The Senior Women's Advisory Group on the Environment The Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Limited The Uganda Women Doctors Association Agri-Energy Roundtable Uganda Kazibwe chaired the inaugural conference of the AER/Uganda on November 25, 1991 at the Kampala Sheraton and served on the Committee of Honor of the Agri-Energy Roundtable for several years, gaining wide recognition. In 1998, the Food and Agriculture Organization awarded her the "Ceres Medal" for her "contribution to food security and poverty eradication". In April 2002, Kazibwe filed for divorce from her husband, saying that she refused to be the victim of continued domestic violence. Polygamy and wife beating are common in Uganda, but divorce is rare, her husband opposed the divorce, citing his Catholic faith, saying that his wife had come home late without giving a proper explanation, had joined with some other politicians he did not like.

Finding it difficult to perform her political duties and deal with the messy divorce case, on Wednesday, 21 May 2003, Kazibwe stepped down from her positions in government, asking to be allowed to continue her studies. She completed a doctorate at Harvard University, she has adopted several others. About Domestic Abuse in Uganda

Kh'Leang Temple

Kh'Leang Temple is a notable Theravada Buddhist temple in Sóc Trăng, a town in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam. It is a Khmer temple; the temple is situated on a 3.5 hectare block of land, marked by a large number of high and shady trees. The temple was first built in 1533, when the area was under the control of the Khmer Empire, before the area was taken over by Vietnamese settlers in the 17th and 18th centuries, it consisted of a wooden building with a thatched roof, before being replaced with a tiled roof. There are four entrances for the temple, in the northern, southern and western directions; the temple has been renovated many times in the five centuries since its construction but has not been renovated in the last 80 years. From the first abbot Thích Thạch Sóc to the current abbot, there have been 21 abbots; the main ceremonial hall occupies an area of 416 m. It stands on an elevated platform around a metre above ground level; the roof is held up by 12 wide pillars built in the Corinthian style of Greece.

It is painted in shiny black coating, with gold coloured paintings of dragons and fish wrapping themselves around the pillar. A placard stands in front of the main altar and lengthens to the ceiling of the main hall, with inscriptions in gold paint. At the centre of the main hall is the statue of Gautama Buddha, which stands 6.80 m high and 2.70 m wide. A plaque with a Khmer inscription denotes that the 17th abbot of the temple organised the erection of the statue in 1916, funded by the family of Lum Sum; the temple is ornamented with various objects in the Khmer tradition. Krud or Garuda is a representation of wings and a human body; the bird's beak holds a piece of jade. This type of bird is depicted as the eternal enemy of the snake; the Krud is depicted biting the tail of a snake on the ornaments of the temple roof. In Khmer folklore, Yeak is the representation of evil, is depicting causing trouble to living beings, it is depicted by a human with a fiery face, large mouth, long canine teeth, bulging eyes, wearing a suit of armour, sherp-pointed helmet and a long pike.

Two statues of Yeak are placed at either side of the temple to represent the defeat of evil by the Buddha and the conversion of Yeak into a protector of Buddhism. Two statues of Reach Cha Sei stand on either side of the entrance; this is a creature on which Yeak stood when they engaged in combat. A statue of Teahu, depicted as an angry, vicious person, who has the sun and moon is hand, in preparation for swallowing, it stands at the entrance. The temple grounds contain six stupas, in which the cremated remains of various monks and laypeople are enshrined; the temple was declared a historic heritage site by the Culture Ministry on April 27, 1990

Tenor Fly

Jonathan Sutter, better known by his stage name Tenor Fly, was a British singer and rapper. He rose to prominence in the ragga movement of the early 1990s. Sutter was a solo artist and a member of Freestylers. Fly was active in the music business from 1988, was best known for his work with other artists, such as Rebel MC, Top Cat, Barrington Levy and Sir Coxson Sound. Sutter died on 17 June 2016 with no details regarding his death made public. Note: selective listing As lead/main artistTenor Fly Meets Congo Natty Tenor Fly Meets Top Cat – Two Veterans As collaborating/featuring artistWe Rock Hard by Freestylers Pressure Point by Freestylers "Roughneck Fashion", Blacka Dread "No More Agony", Ghetto Clappers "Town Ah Run Hot", Tribal Bass "Pose Up", Fashion "Sight Mi Nozzle", Gussie P "Bright Side of Life" Mango "Bump and Grine", 9LD "Mi Darlin'", Gussie P "Mind Weh Yu Seh", Fashion "I Get My Kicks" 9LD "Don't Dis The Jungle", Fashion, "Sorry If I Hurt Your Feelings", 9LD "Jah Give Me Energy", Kaya's Music As collaborating/featuring artist"Dance Hall Clash" with Daddy Freddy "Culture"/"Coming on Strong" by Rebel MC "Tribal Base" by Rebel MC "The Wickedest Sound" by Rebel MC, Desire "Tease Dem" with Top Cat, Fashion, 1994 "Let's Play" by Nerious Joseph, Big Orange "Sunshine" by Nerious Joseph, Song Star "Inna City" by Prizna "Alaska Ride" by Blackstar "B-Boy Stance" by Freestylers "Tarantula" by Pendulum "Born Again" by Rebel MC, Congo Natty "Positive People" by BRAINS Tenor Fly MySpace page Discogs Discography

Bhale Krishnudu

Bhale Krishnudu is a comedy-drama Telugu film starring Krishna. Krishna is the son of millionaire Madhav Rao. Madhav Rao's partners cheat him. Krishna has to take care of his family as well as avenge his father's death. Krishna is a son of rich person, played by Jaggayya, Anjali Devi is his mother. Krishna is a happy-go-lucky guy who enjoys himself with his friends by giving them money for their needs and loves Sangeeta, he accidentally meets a village girl and teases her. One day Nagabhushanam, the secretary of Jaggayya tricks him and makes him sign his property papers to his name and it leads to the death of Jaggayya. Krishna's family was dragged to the road by Nagabhushanam and his allies Mohan Babu and Allu Ramalingaiah. Krishna's friends shows him empty hands when he asks their help and Sangeeta leaves him when he loses his property. Krishna starts doing daily labour to run his family with the help of Jaya Prada, who shows him the job and there he meets Satyanarayana, who tells Krishna the truth behind his families present situation and asks him to punish Nagabushanam for his actions.

The rest of the story is how Krishna and Jaya Prada, with the help of Satyanarayana defeat Nagabhshanam and get back their property by falsifying their identity. Anjali Devi as Laxmi Krishna as Krishna Jaggayya as Madhav Rao Kaikala Satyanarayana as Narayana Jaya Prada as Ratti Allu Rama Lingaiah Mohan Babu Nagabhushanam Sakshi Ranga Rao K. V. Chalam Halam Sangeeta All the songs were written by Aatreya and Veturi Sundararama Murthy. All the songs were sung by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. "Ponna Chettu Needalo" "Brundavanamoka" "Evaru Nuvvu" "Muddante Vaddanake" "Mogali Motaga Dolu Sannayi" "Itikimeeda Itikeste"