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Peck's Bad Boy

Henry "Hennery" Peck, popularly known as Peck's Bad Boy, is a fictional character created by George Wilbur Peck. First appearing in the 1883 novel Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa, the Bad Boy has appeared in numerous print and film adaptations; the character is portrayed as a mischievous prankster, the phrase "Peck's bad boy" has entered the language to refer to anyone whose mischievous or bad behavior leads to annoyance or embarrassment. Described as "a vicious little swaggerer" and "no more than a callous brute", Hennery's antics were more mean-spirited than those of earlier boyhood characters like Huckleberry Finn, modern criticism views the violence and racism in the original stories as objectionable or politically incorrect; the inspiration for Hennery—the Bad Boy—came from Edward James Watson, a telegraph messenger boy that Peck met in the early 1880's. Watson thought up many of the stories used by Peck. Mr Watson had in his possession a letter from Peck "To my friend E. J. Watson, who, as a boy, gave me the first idea that culminated in the Peck's Bad Boy Series".

Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa The Grocery Man and Peck's Bad Boy Peck's Bad Boy Abroad The Adventures of Peck's Bad Boy Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus Peck's Bad Boy with the Cowboys The Bad Boy and the Groceryman Peck's Bad Boy Peck's Bad Boy Peck's Bad Boy Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus A scene from the stage version of Peck's Bad Boy is featured in the 1942 film Yankee Doodle Dandy showing Douglas Croft as a teenage George M. Cohan in the title role. Peck's Bad Boy by Charles Felton Pidgin

Jonathan Tiomkin

Jonathan Tiomkin is an American Olympic foil fencer. Tiomkin began fencing when he was a freshman at Hewlett High School in New York, he defeated the team captain on the first day of practice. Fencing for St. John's University, Tiomkin won the bronze medal in foil at the 1999 NCAA Championships, was a 1st-team All-American. In 2001 he came in 6th, he won the silver medal in 2002. Tiomkin won that national title in foil in 1999 and 2003, placed second in 2004. At the 2003 Pan American Games, he won a gold medal in the team foil event and silver in individual foil, his individual results at the World Fencing Championships were 64th at the 2001 World Fencing Championships and 2003 World Fencing Championships, 52nd at the 2002 World Fencing Championships, 45th at the 2006 World Fencing Championships. His best team result was 9th in 2003. Tiomkin won the bronze medal in the 2005 Shanghai World Cup. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Tiomkin advanced to the round of 32, where he was defeated 3–15 by the number 1 seed, Andrea Cassarà of Italy.

In the team foil event, the US team reached the semifinals, finished in 4th place. Tiomkin, Jewish, fenced in the 2001 Maccabiah Games, winning team silver medals in épée and foil. Tiomkin is a 2002 graduate of St. John's University. Tiomkin trains at the Fencers Club, his coaches are Mikhail Petin. He lives in New York City. Tiomkin owns and runs a fencing club in Hewlett, New York called the Five Towns Fencers Club. Tiomkin is the son of Rebecca Tiomkin. Enjoys cliff-diving and pool diving. List of select Jewish fencers US Olympic Team bio US Fencing Media bio Jewish Virtual Library bio

Maryland Route 299

Maryland Route 299 is a state highway in the U. S. state of Maryland. The highway runs 5.67 miles from MD 313 and MD 330 at Massey in eastern Kent County north to U. S. Route 301 near Warwick in far southern Cecil County. MD 299 was constructed from Massey to Sassafras around 1930 and from there to MD 282 in Warwick in the early 1930s; the highway between US 301 and MD 282 was transferred to county control in 1958. MD 299 begins at a four-way intersection with MD 313 and MD 330 at the hamlet of Massey in eastern Kent County. MD 313 heads northbound to the west as Galena Massey Road and southbound as Millington Massey Road, MD 330 heads eastbound as Massey Delaware Line Road. MD 299 heads northbound as two-lane Massey Road and has a grade crossing of the Chestertown Branch of the Northern Line of the Maryland and Delaware Railroad just west of the junction of the Centreville and Chestertown branches of the Northern Line; the highway crosses Jacobs Creek before an intersection with the northern terminus of MD 290.

MD 299 continues northeast as Galena Sassafras Road, which passes the historic home Rich Hill and crosses Herring Branch into the village of Sassafras. At the north end of the village, the highway crosses the Sassafras River into Cecil County, where the name of the highway changes to Massey Sassafras Road. MD 299 reaches its northern terminus at US 301. Sassafras Road continues northeast toward the village of Warwick. MD 299 was paved as a concrete road from Massey to Sassafras in two sections in 1929 and 1930; the highway from Sassafras to MD 282 in Warwick was completed as a concrete road in 1933. The portion of MD 299 north of US 301 was transferred from state to county maintenance through a May 8, 1958, road transfer agreement; the highway was widened and resurfaced with bituminous concrete in 1976. MD 299 connected to DE 299 when it continued to Warwick. MD 299A is the unsigned designation for Massey Road Spur, which runs 0.06 miles from MD 299 north to MD 290 in Sassafras, Kent County. The route was designated in 2012.

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North County Cricket Club

North County Cricket Club is a cricket club in Balrothery, County Dublin, playing in Division 1 of the Leinster Senior League. The club was established in 1985 by the merger of Man O'War cricket clubs. North County is Ireland's most successful cricket club with 5 all Ireland titles. Irish Senior Cup: 5 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008 Leinster Senior League: 5 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010 Leinster Senior Cup: 1 2003 The impressive facilities at North County Cricket Club include Ireland's only purpose-built Centre of Excellence indoor training centre, used by both the men's and ladies Ireland cricket teams as well as International and Provincial sides; the club welcomes overseas professionals at the club. In 2018 Malcolm Nofal represented the club before returning to New Zealand. In 2019 Yassar Cook represented the club before returning to South Africa. In 2019 North County Cricket Club fielded 7 junior teams; the junior section comprised both girls teams. Eoin Morgan - England Captain Eddie Richardson - Ireland cricket team North County Cricket Club

Hull Blokes

The Hull Blokes are a writing collective based in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, in the North East of England. They perform comedy and drama work, both for the stage and film. In May 2002, Gill Adams, a Hull-born playwright, used her column in the Hull Daily Mail to advertise for men to join a series of writing workshops funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation; the project was part of the BBC’s Northern ExposureWriting in the Margins’ initiative, spearheaded by the Corporation's creative director of new writing, Kate Rowland. Adams led the workshops for a year with exercises and readings, it was she who coined the group's title; the term ‘Blokes’ was being used by the time the group featured in Ariel in December 2002. In April 2003, the focus of the project – King of the Road, a six-part serial telling of the comings and goings of a local taxi firm – received its first public reading in the Haworth Arms on Hull's Beverley Road. Gill Adams’ contract with the BBC ended in the same month.

The Blokes, had achieved a level of self-determination and success and decided to continue. They applied for and were awarded City Arts funding which enabled them to take part in Humber Mouth, the annual Hull Literature Festival, their first ‘independent’ show was Counter Act, an evening of eight short plays performed at the Dorchester Hotel, Hull, on 13 November 2003. The group has continued, in subsequent years. King of the Road was broadcast on BBC Radio Humberside in March 2004; the Hull Blokes have continued to write and present comedy and monologues not only for Humber Mouth but as self-sufficient, self-supporting productions. Since 2005 their live performances have been staged at the Northern Academy of Performing Arts in Hull, clips of their work, comprising extracts from the stage shows and stand-alone short films, have been made available on the internet; some of the writers are performers and appear in their own and others’ pieces. Other personnel have been recruited for particular qualities or talents, the need became apparent for a title which would include the whole company.

Following the show of the same name, the term ‘Northern Conspiracy’ has been used informally since 2005 to refer to associates of the group whose contribution is unwritten but crucial. The Blokes are supported by the Arts Council, who have provided funding for the purchase of equipment used in the recording and projection of filmed pieces; the application necessitated the formalisation of the group's affairs, a written constitution was adopted in February 2006. The Current members are: John Allbones, Wayne Dewsbury, Andy Hampel, Steve Kerry, Bernie Laverick, Gus Wilson, Sean Wilson and Steve'Kippa' Wilson; the Wilsons are not related. Counter Act, 13 November 2003, Dorchester Hotel Play-ola, 1 July 2004, Dorchester Hotel Before the Fringe, 20–21 January 2005, The Ringside Never Mind The Ballcocks, 10 March 2005, The Ringside David Van Day's Hull Blokes Comedy Variety Show, 12 May 2005, The Ringside Tickling the Dragon's Tail, 22–23 June 2005, Dorchester Hotel Northern Conspiracy, 11–13 November 2005, Northern Academy of Performing Arts Love, 17–19 February 2006, Northern Academy of Performing Arts Hull Blokes On Air, 23–25 June 2006, Northern Academy of Performing Arts A Night of Comedy, Music and Snowmen, 1–3 December 2006, Northern Academy of Performing Arts Tossa's in Spain, 22–24 June 2007, Northern Academy of Performing Arts.

Hull Blokes Comedy Sketch Show, 2–4 November 2007, Northern Academy of Performing Arts. Confessions, 1–2 November 2008, The Haworth. In addition to several mentions in Gill Adams’ column in the Hull Daily Mail between 2002 and 2006, various miscellaneous items of published correspondence, the group has featured in previews and reviews in the paper's news and entertainment pages. Hull Blokes Official Website

Mention (blogging)

A mention is a means by which a blog post references or links to a user's profile. This may be done as a matter of getting the attention of another user of a social networking or blogging service, as a matter of replying to the other user's post, or as a matter of "tagging" a user in a post; as of 2012, no standard for mentioning a user in a blog post has been developed, various approaches have been developed. The rise to prominence of Twitter from its launch in 2006 gave rise to using the at sign as a description for directing a public post to a particular user for the purpose of replying to another user's post. Only after the usage of @ as a visual means of directing posts to specific users gained currency among Twitter users did Twitter developers begin to integrate the @ sign as a fundamental conversational tool on the site. @ was used by Twitter users as shorthand for other words, such as location or time. The first person to use @ as a description of directing a post at another user was Robert S. Andersen on 2 November 2006.

The first to propose a general syntax for directly addressing users in posts were Ben Darlow and Neil Crosby, by January 2007, more Twitter users began to take notice of the practice with various degrees of acceptance. They became colloquially known as "@replies" for their primary usage as replies to other users' posts. Twitter added support for "@replies" beginning in May 2008, with any combination of @ with a username being turned into a hyperlink to the profile. On March 30, 2009, Twitter updated the feature and renamed it "Mentions" so as to include non-reply posts directed at individual users. Beginning September 2009, Facebook integrated the at sign as a mentioning feature; the plus sign was utilized on Google + to select a page. Wayback Machine Since the adoption of mention styles like that used on Twitter, mentions have entered the vocal lexicon of Twitter users, with users those who work in news broadcasting, announcing their presence and reachability on Twitter or presenting posts to Twitter by specific users.

The hyperlink created by appending @ to the front of a username is indexed by various third-party social media-oriented analytics applications to measure the influence of a mentioned user