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Queen Sonja of Norway

Queen Sonja of Norway is the Queen consort of Norway since 17 January 1991 as the wife of King Harald V. Sonja was born in 4 July 1937 at Red Cross Clinic in Oslo, the daughter of clothing merchant Karl August Haraldsen and Dagny Ulrichsen, her siblings were Gry Henriksen and Karl Herman Haraldsen. She grew up at Tuengen Allé 1B in the district of Vinderen in Oslo and completed her lower secondary schooling in 1954, she received a diploma in dressmaking and tailoring at the Oslo Vocational School, a diploma from École Professionnelle des Jeunes Filles in Lausanne, Switzerland. There, she studied accounting, fashion design, social science, she returned to Norway for further studies and received an undergraduate degree from the University of Oslo. In June 1959, she first met. In August, the Crown Prince invited her to his graduation ball, where they were photographed together for the first time, they dated for nine years, although their relationship had been kept secret because she was a commoner.

The Crown Prince made it clear to his father, King Olav V, that he would remain unmarried for life unless he could marry her. This would in effect have put an end to the rule of his family, to the monarchy in Norway, as Harald was the sole heir to the throne. Faced with having to choose one of his relatives from the Danish Royal Family, the Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein or the Grand Dukes of Oldenburg as his new heir in place of his son, Olav V consulted the government for advice and, as a result, Sonja became engaged to Crown Prince Harald on 19 March 1968; the couple wed on 29 August 1968, at Oslo Domkirke in Oslo. She thus acquired the title of Crown Princess of Norway. Princess Märtha Louise, born on 22 September 1971 at The National Hospital in Oslo, she married Ari Behn, born on 30 September 1972, on 24 May 2002. They have 3 daughters: Maud Angelica Behn, born 29 April 2003 at The National Hospital in Oslo Leah Isadora Behn, born 8 April 2005 Emma Tallulah Behn, born 29 September 2008 Crown Prince Haakon, born on 20 July 1973 at The National Hospital, The Oslo University Hospital in Oslo.

He married Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby, born 19 August 1973, on 25 August 2001. She has a son from a previous relationship, Marius Borg Høiby, born on 13 January 1997, they have 2 children: Princess Ingrid Alexandra, born 21 January 2004 at The National Hospital Prince Sverre Magnus, born 3 December 2005 at The National Hospital. In 1972 she was involved in establishing Princess Märtha Louise’s Fund, which provides assistance to disabled children in Norway, she has taken active part in large-scale initiatives to raise funds for international refugees and spent time in the 1970s visiting Vietnamese boat refugees in Malaysia. From 1987 to 1990, Crown Princess Sonja served as Vice President of the Norwegian Red Cross, she was responsible for the organisation’s international activities. She took part in a Red Cross delegation to Botswana and Zimbabwe in 1989. Queen Sonja’s School Award was established in 2006 and is awarded to schools who have "demonstrated excellence in its efforts to promote inclusion and equality".

Sonja established the Queen Sonja International Music Competition in 1988. It was for pianists, but in 1995 the competition became only for singers; the jury consists of diverse authoritative figures in opera and the winners receive a cash amount and prestigious engagements at Norwegian music institutions. She has a keen interest in art, she is a printmaker, held exhibitions with artists Kjell Nupen and Ørnulf Opdahl in 2011 and 2013. The Queen Sonja Nordic Art Award was established in 2011 with Tiina Kivinen from Finland being the first recipient in 2012; the prize will be awarded every other year. In 2017, The Queen Sonja Art Stable was opened, a venue which will function as a scene for arts and culture. Together with King Harald, the queen has for decades attempted with establishing a palace museum in Oslo. Following the death of King Olav V on 17 January 1991, Sonja became Norway's first queen consort in 53 years. Queen Sonja accompanied King Harald V when he swore his oath to uphold the Constitution in the Storting on 21 January 1991.

It was the first time in 69 years. Since his accession, Queen Sonja has accompanied the King to the formal opening of the autumn session of the Storting and the reading of the Speech from the Throne. In accordance with their own wishes, the King and Queen were consecrated in Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim on 23 June 1991. Following the consecration, the King and Queen conducted a 10-day tour of Southern Norway. In 1992, the entire Royal Family conducted a 22-day tour of Norway’s four northernmost counties; the Queen accompanies the King on official state visits abroad. She acts as the hostess when foreign heads of state visit Norway. In 2005, Queen Sonja became the first queen to visit Antarctica; the Queen was there to open the Norwegian Troll research station in the country's Antarctic dependency, Queen Maud Land. The Queen flew in on one of the Royal Norwegian Air Force's C-130H Hercules transport aircraft, landing at Troll Airfield. In 2017 Queen Sonja was awarded the Trysil-Knut Prize, she is the first woman to receive the award.

The Queen was appointed a Rear Admiral in the Royal Norwegian Navy and a Brigadier in the Norwegian army. She has participated in exercises. 4 July 1937 – 29 August 1968: Miss Sonja Haraldsen 29 August 1968 – 17 January 1991

Smiley Cookie

The Smiley cookie is a trade-marked cookie, created and distributed by the Eat'n Park Corporation of Homestead, Pennsylvania through their restaurants & online business, The signature Smiley Cookie was created in 1986 and coincided with the addition of in-store bakeries at its locations; the Smiley Cookie was first produced by Warner's Bakery, a small bakery in Titusville, Pennsylvania. It was trademarked in 1987; the Smiley Cookie became so popular that it was added to the logo of Park. A competitor, Kings Family Restaurants produced the "Frownie", a brownie decorated with a frowning face; the "Frownie" was discontinued in 2015. Eat'n Park filed several lawsuits against companies outside the restaurants' operating area to enforce its trademark on the Smiley Cookie; the costumed Smiley cookie made appearances throughout the Pittsburgh region and travels in a 1974 DIVCO Milk truck, now a branded-van known as the "Cookie Cruiser". On December 31, 2010, the Eat'n Park corporation filed a federal lawsuit in Texas against Crumb Corps for infringing on the trademarked cookie.

The late singer songwriter Mac Miller, of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, paid homage to the iconic cookie in 2010 by singing about it in his song “Knock Knock.” The line, which refers to being happy and smiling all the time, says “Keep a smile like an Eat’n Park cookie.” Smiley Cookie website

Yunnan–Guangdong HVDC

The Yunnan–Guangdong HVDC is a high-voltage direct current transmission system connecting Chuxiong in the Yunnan to Suidong, Zengcheng in Guangdong, China. It is the first HVDC link in the world operating at a transmission voltage of 800 kV; the transmission line is operated by China Southern Power Grid. In 2007, the order to supply the system was awarded to Siemens Energy; the first pole was put into operation in December 2009 with the second pole to follow in June 2010. The transmission system has a transmission capacity of 5,000 MW and a rated DC current of 3,125 A, it has a total length of 1,418 kilometres. It transmits electricity from the hydropower plants in the Yunnan to the Guangdong, including cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Yunnan–Guangdong HVDC shares the grounding electrode together with HVDC Guizhou - Guangdong II at Linwu. Southern Hami–Zhengzhou UHVDC

Jerry Fisher

Jerry Donald Fisher is an American R&B singer – Texas-born and Oklahoma-reared – known internationally for being the lead vocal with Blood, Sweat & Tears from 1971 to 1975, known to Dallas music fans for his R&B gigs from 1964 to 1972, known on the coast of Mississippi in Bay Saint Louis as one-half of the husband–wife proprietorship of "Dock of the Bay," a restaurant and nightclub owned and operated by the two from 1976 to the spring of 2005, when they sold it a few months before Hurricane Katrina blew it away. 1964–1970: "Jerry Fisher and the Night Beats" Beginning around 1964, Jerry Fisher formed "Jerry Fisher and the Nightbeats," a R&B band that performed in popular nightspots around Dallas, such as The Music Box on Cedar Springs, Club Village, Gringos on Oak Lawn, the Loser's Club on Mockingbird. The band performed nightclub circuits in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Oklahoma.1970–1971: The Jerry Fisher Group, "Cherokee" In 1970, Fisher formed a group composed of members of the North Texas Lab Bands.

This 10 piece group opened at the Dunes on Ross ave. In Dallas. Fisher had been performing at Sammy Ventura's, "Gringo's Club Village when a pre-Christmas fire forced the club to close temporarily close, ending the gig. Fisher, wanting to have his own club, was able to obtained the lease of Nero's Nook located at 3118 Oak Lawn. Fisher restored it, named it "Fisher's, opened it January 8, 1971." In the early 1970s, Fisher approached Earl Lon Price, a saxophonist studying at North Texas, about being the musical director of a new band he was putting together in Dallas. Price agreed and recruited the players from North Texas, which included Steve Turré, who played not trombone, but bass; the band's instrumentation was: guitar, bass and four horns, Fisher. Price arranged most of the music and wrote two songs for Fisher; the group worked in the Dallas area with occasional trips to Oklahoma, a month in Lake Tahoe. While we were in Tahoe and Price flew to Los Angeles to play their demo for composer and producer Mike Post, whom Fisher had met earlier.

After hearing the demo, Post said that the group sounded too much like Blood and Tears. Price disagreed, but Post said that audiences wouldn't understand the subtleties that he was talking about. Post said that they'd hear a band with a lot of horns and a white singer who sounded like Ray Charles and they'd think "Blood and Tears." Price grew discouraged about the band making it big, despite the fact that the band had a permanent gig at Jerry's in Dallas. Price harbored artistic differences with the drummer, which led to Fisher firing the only two horn players left – Price and Fletch Wiley, adding a female vocalist, keeping the drummer who, one month joined Sonny & Cher.1971–1972: Recording in New York When BS&T decided to replace David Clayton Thomas, Bobby Doyle went to New York and spent a few weeks playing and recording with the band. For one reason or the other, things didn't work out with Bobby, Fisher was chosen as the new singer. Two of the tracks with Doyle on keyboards were recorded by Fisher at Colombia studios, are on the New Blood album.

Fisher, at the time, was playing at his place in Oklahoma City. He was recording singles with New Design, a subsidiary of Columbia Records, BS&T’s label. Fisher had a sizable following and was considered by one Texas music critic as "probably the greatest white blues singer in the business." When Fisher joined BS&T, he didn’t want to sing all the old material sung by David Clayton-Thomas. He wanted to join the band as a new singer singing new songs; the other members were pleased about that, wanting to move on with new material. But audiences wanted to hear the big hits, so BS&T picked the most requested ones and performed them in concert along with their current tunes. After Fisher joined BS&T, he was offered the opportunity to record a solo album for New Design. In 1971 The band, through Columbia Records, released New Blood, from which two songs climbed to the top 20. After leaving BS&T, Jerry and his wife, spent the next couple of years biking and backpacking their way across the country. Planning on staying on the Mississippi Coast for about six weeks to produce an album and Melva never left.

On September 30, 1976, they bought the "Dock of the Bay" Restaurant and Nightclub in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. He performed there with his band "Jerry Fisher and The Music Company." Jerry and Melva sold the restaurant to a San Francisco entrepreneur in the Spring of 2005. Hurricane Katrina hit August 29, 2005, there now is no visible sign of the restaurant. Jerry and Melva were in Colorado at the time of the hurricane; as leader of The Jerry Fisher Group The Jerry Fisher Group, Annual Spring combo concert of the North Texas Lab Bands, April 21, 1970, University of North Texas, April 21, 1970, 38141 Century Records OCLC 6907951Fred Sherman Frank Hutto Lon Price, Ken Maslak George Beatty Kenny Renfro Steve Turre Dahrell Norris Jerry Fisher Gentle peopleAs vocalist with Blood, Sweat & Tears New Blood No sweat Mirror image As leader of Jerry Fisher and The Music Company In an' Outta Da Blues Jerry Fisher and The Music Company, Ramblin' Records Jerry was born to Virgil A. Fisher and Fay Lucas.

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Lucky Boy

Lucky Boy is a 1929 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Norman Taurog and Charles C. Wilson and starring George Jessel; the film was a silent film with synchronized music and sound effects, as well as some talking sequences. The film's plot bore strong similarities to that of the hit 1927 film The Jazz Singer, intended to star Jessel before Al Jolson took over the role. A young Jewish man works in his father's jewelry business, but he does not like it at all—he wants to be an entertainer, something he knows that his father would never approve of, he comes up with a scheme to put on his own show in a theater and show his father that he can be a success, but things do not work out quite as well as he planned. George Jessel as Georgie Jessel Gwen Lee as Mrs. Ellis Richard Tucker as Mr. Ellis Gayne Whitman as Mr. Trent Margaret Quimby as Eleanor Rosa Rosanova as Mamma Jessel William H. Strauss as Papa Jessel Mary Doran as Becky'Patty and Fields' Joe Sevely Glenda Farrell as a secretary William Gargan as Bit Part Sig Ruman as Bit Part Charles C. Wilson as a stage emcee The film was developed with the title The Schlemiel, was filmed without sound by director Norman Taurog under the working title of The Ghetto in April 1928.

Based on his role in the original stage production of The Jazz Singer, Jessel was billed as "The Original Jazz Singer" in advertisements. The film's theme song was "My Mother's Eyes", composed by Abel Baer with lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert; the film featured a score by Hugo Riesenfeld. Alongside Lucky Boy's theatrical release, "My Mother's Eyes" was released by RCA Victor as a single backed with "When the Curtain Comes Down" written by Carl Hoefle, Al Lewis & Al Sherman; as well as becoming Jessel's signature number, the song was re-recorded several times, including an instrumental version by Tab Smith, Frankie Valli's debut 1953 single, the titular song from the Sonny Stitt album, My Mother's Eyes. Considered to be lost for many years, Lucky Boy is still in existence with a copy of the film held in the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Lucky Boy on IMDb Synopsis at AllMovie Lobby cards at Vitaphone Varieties My Mother's Eyes at the Internet Archive

Grade I listed buildings in Breckland

There are over 9,000 Grade I listed buildings in England. This page is a list of these buildings in the district of Breckland in Norfolk. Grade I listed buildings in Norfolk Grade I listed buildings in Broadland Grade I listed buildings in Great Yarmouth Grade I listed buildings in King's Lynn and West Norfolk Grade I listed buildings in North Norfolk Grade I listed buildings in Norwich Grade I listed buildings in South Norfolk Grade II* listed buildings in Breckland Media related to Grade I listed buildings in Norfolk, England at Wikimedia Commons