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Robby Benson

Robby Benson, is an American actor, voice actor, musician, director, producer and composer. He rose to prominence as a teen idol in the late 1970s, appearing in the sports films One on One and Ice Castles, he subsequently garnered fame for portraying the voice of Beast in the Disney animated film Beauty and the Beast and its numerous sequels and spin-offs. He forged a career in directing television, including six episodes of the sitcom Friends. In addition to acting and directing, Benson is an activist in the field of heart research, having undergone four open-heart surgeries since age 28 to correct congenital aortic valve defects and related damage. In 2012, he published a memoir recounting numerous surgeries. Benson was born in Dallas, the son of Freda Ann, a singer and business promotions manager, Jerry Segal, a writer, his family is Jewish. When Benson was five years old, his family relocated to New York City, he subsequently took his mother's maiden name as his stage name when he was 10. Benson attended the Lincoln Square Academy in Manhattan, where he graduated at age fourteen as the class valedictorian.

Benson made his film debut with an uncredited role in Wait Until Dark as the Boy Tossing Ball and his Broadway debut in The Rothschilds. He had an appearance in a 1971 commercial for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups alongside Donny Most who would co-star in Happy Days. Benson had an early role on the daytime soap Search for Tomorrow; as a film actor, Benson was well known for teenage roles in coming-of-age films, such as 1972's Jory, 1973's Jeremy, as Billy Joe McAllister in 1976's Ode to Billy Joe. In 1975, Benson appeared in Death Be Not Lucky Lady; that year, he screen tested for the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, a role which went to Mark Hamill. In 1977, Benson starred in One on the TV movie The Death of Richie. In 1978, he co-starred in The End and Ice Castles, co-starring Lynn Holly Johnson, a U. S. national figure skating medalist. Benson, who had never ice skated before, learned to skate in order to film the movie, which had numerous skating scenes, including ice hockey. In 1980, Benson starred opposite Linda Grovenor in Die Laughing.

The same year, Benson starred in the movie Tribute opposite Jack Lemmon. In 1981, he costarred in the film The Chosen, based on the book of the same name by Chaim Potok; the New York Times gave the film a mixed review, but noted that Benson's character was "full of a gentle inquisitiveness that cannot help but win the audience's sympathy." Benson played Olympic 10,000-meter gold medalist Billy Mills in the 1983 film Running Brave. In 1991, he starred as the voice of Beast in the acclaimed animated Disney film Beauty and the Beast. In the 1990s he voiced lead character J. T. Marsh on the acclaimed sci-fi cartoon series Exosquad, his 2007 novel Who Stole the Funny?: A Novel of Hollywood landed Benson on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller list. Benson's medical memoir I'm Not Dead... Yet! was released in June 2012. Benson has been a professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, the University of Utah and the University of South Carolina, it was announced he would serve as a professor of Practice in the fall of 2013 at Indiana University.

Benson left the university after the Spring 2016 semester. Benson has been married to singer and actress Karla DeVito since July 11, 1982; the pair met. Together they have daughter Lyric and son Zephyr, he practices Transcendental Meditation. While a teenager, Benson was diagnosed with a heart murmur caused by a bicuspid aortic valve defect. Benson began experiencing symptoms such as dizziness and losing consciousness in his late twenties, subsequently underwent his first open-heart surgery in October 1984 to repair the valve defect, he received a bovine valve transplant. After the bovine valve failed, Benson was required to have a second surgery in 2000, during which he underwent the Ross procedure. For six years after his second surgery, Benson had consistent struggles breathing, he subsequently underwent a third open-heart surgery, during which it was discovered that his aortic valve had buckled from the previous procedure and was closed 90%, accounting for the breathing problems he had endured for the previous six years.

Benson received a delicate fourth surgery known as the "reverse Ross procedure" to correct damage to his heart in 2010. He is an activist and fundraiser for heart research, which, in 2004, led him to write the book and music for an original Off-Broadway play called Open Heart, in which he starred. Benson has spoken about his dealing with post-surgical cardiac depression, commenting after his fourth surgery: They still saw your chest right down the middle, but they've done it enough that you no longer think about it as life-threatening. It's just a tough surgery to go through. Doctors have gotten better at helping you through the healing process. How we heal and how we deal with cardiac depression and how we can jump start our lives and get back on track. Doctors used to never talk about things like. White Hot Modern Love Family Album - 4 episodes 1.3 "Guardian Angel" 1.4 "Winter, Summer or Fall All You Gotta Do Is Call..." 1.5 "Salon, Auf Wiedersehn, Goodbye" 1.6 "Will You Still Feed

Executive Order 13128

Executive Order 13128 is a United States executive order issued by Bill Clinton in 1999. It authorized the Departments of State and Commerce to create regulations regarding the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention; the United States Senate ratified U. S. participation in the Chemical Weapons Convention on April 25, 1997. On October 25, 1998 the U. S. Congress passed the Chemical Weapons Implementation Act of 1998, legislation which formally implemented the treaty's many provisions. Among those provisions were requirements for signatories to develop new regulations to deal with the transfer of chemicals and technologies that can be used for chemical warfare purposes. Executive Order 13128 was signed by then-U. S. President Bill Clinton on June 25, 1999. EO 13128 implemented the CWC, a treaty. In addition, with its signing the order established the U. S. Department of State as the lead national agency for coordinating the implementation of and the provisions of both the CWC and the 1998 law with the various branches and agencies of the federal government.

The executive order authorized the U. S. Department of Commerce to establish regulations and execute warrants, provide assistance to certain facilities, carry out other functions consistent with the CWC and the 1998 act; the Department of Commerce published an interim rule on December 30, 1999, through the Bureau of Industry and Security, which established the Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations. The CWCR implemented all provisions of the CWC which affected U. S. persons and industry. The BIS rule was published after extensive comments from the U. S. Chemical Manufacturers Association and others; the U. S Department of State issued its own regulations which dealt with taking samples at chemical weapons sites as well as criminal and civil punishments for violation of the provisions of the CWC. Executive Order 11850 Geneva Protocol Statement on Chemical and Biological Defense Policies and Programs Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act of 1998, full text

Glycera (courtesan)

Glycera was a popular name used for Hellenistic hetaerae, held by: The daughter of Thalassis and the mistress of Harpalus and Menander. The mistress of Pausias, born in Sicyon. A favourite of Horace. Nominally, Alcibiades's sexual partner in Caracci's engravings for I Modi. Originating from Athens in the second half of the 4th century BC. After the death of his previous mistress Pythionice, Harpalus obtained Glycera using funds derived from his office. In return for her Harpalus guaranteed their citizenship rights, she accompanied Harpalus in his escape from India with Alexander, returned to Athens, where she became the love of the poet Menander. "There were other courtesans who thought highly of themselves, going in for culture and apportioning their time to learned studies. For example, Stilpo was once accusing Glycera, while they were drinking together, of corrupting the young men, as Satyrus tell in his Lives, when Glycera interrupted: "We both fall under the same charge, Stilpo. For they say that you corrupt all who meet you by teaching them good-for-nothing, eristic sophistries, while I in like manner teach them erotic.

It makes no difference, therefore, to people who are ruined and injured, whether they live in the company of a philosopher or of a courtesan." In fact, as Agathon says: "Truly a woman, just because she is inactive in body, need not for that reason carry an inactive mind within her." The poet Menander having met with bad luck entered the house of Glycera, who brought him some boiled milk and urged him to drink it down. But he said, "I don't want it." For there was scum on the top of it. She said, "Blow it off and use what's underneath."......... Leontion was reclining at dinner with a lover, her friend, turning toward her, asked. She replied, "The last comer gives me a pain!".... Hypereides, again, in the Speech against Mantitheus, in an action for assault, has this to say about Glycera: "Taking with him Glycera, daughter of Thalassis, in a chariot and pair." It is uncertain. In Rhossus they went so far as to set up an image of her in bronze beside his own; the like is recorded by Cleitarchus in his Histories of Alexander.

The author of Agen, the little satyric drama, whether it be Python of Catana or King Alexander himself, say: "A. And yet I hear that Harpalus has sent over to them thousands of bushels of grain, as many as Agen sent, so was made a citizen. B; this grain was Glycera's, but it will doubtless turn out to be their death-warrant, not a whore's earnest money."........ That the poet Menander was in love with Glycera is a matter of common knowledge, but he became angry at her. One of the images of sexual positions in Agostino Carracci's engravings for I Modi is entitled'Alcibiades and Glycera'; this is not meant to be a portrait of any of the historical Glyceras, for the identification is only nominal, acting as a thin classical veneer for the image's erotic or pornographic intent. These engraving's titles use a verified pair of lovers, but, not the case here - Glycera is 4th century BC whilst Alcibiades is 5th century BC - making the veneer here thinner than usual. Post, L. A..

Huncoat railway station

Huncoat railway station is a railway station which serves the village of Huncoat, between Accrington and Burnley in Lancashire, England. The station is 8 miles east of Blackburn railway station on the East Lancashire Line operated by Northern; the village's first station was opened in September 1848 by the East Lancashire Railway to the east, but it was relocated to its present site by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in 1902. A nearby colliery and power station were both served by the station and railway for many years, but the pit closed in 1968 and the power plant in 1984; the site is now a nature trail. The distinctive tall signal box, that once supervised the colliery sidings, avoided closure when the line was re-signalled in 1973, being retained to supervised the level crossing at the west end of the station, it was closed in November 2014, subsequently demolished when the crossing was automated. The station is unstaffed, with ticket vending facilities, There are shelters on each platform and step-free access to each one.

Monday to Saturday, there is an hourly service from Huncoat to Burnley and Colne and Preston via Accrington and Blackburn. On Sundays, there is an hourly service in each direction, with through running to and from Preston. Between 14 May 2012 and 10 July 2013, Huncoat was a request stop. Train times and station information for Huncoat railway station from National Rail

2014 in British music charts

This is a summary of the year 2014 in British music charts. The UK Singles Chart and UK Albums Chart are two of many music charts compiled by the Official Charts Company that calculates the best-selling singles/albums of the week in the United Kingdom. Since 2004 the chart has been based on the sales of both physical singles/albums and digital downloads, with airplay figures excluded from the official chart. From 6 July, audio streaming became incorporated into the singles chart which means that a song gets the equivalent of one'chart sale' if it is streamed 100 times; the OCC continues to compile a streaming chart. A total of 38 singles and 32 albums have claimed the top spot in 2014. In the singles chart, Pharrell Williams, Clean Bandit, Sam Smith, Route 94, DVBBS, Borgeous, 5 Seconds of Summer, Aloe Blacc, Kiesza, Mr Probz, Secondcity, Ed Sheeran, Ella Henderson, Oliver Heldens, Ariana Grande, Magic!, Nico & Vinz, Lilly Wood, Nicki Minaj, Meghan Trainor, Gareth Malone's All Star Choir, Band Aid 30, Mark Ronson and Ben Haenow have all claimed their first number 1 single as a lead artist.

Williams and Blacc had all reached number one as featured artists prior to 2014. In the albums chart, Robbie Williams and Bastille returned to the top of the charts, having reached number 1 in 2013 with Swings Both Ways and Bad Blood. You Me at Six, Bombay Bicycle Club, Katy B, Pharrell Williams, Sam Bailey, Sam Smith, Royal Blood, alt-J, George Ezra, Ella Henderson and Ben Howard have all claimed their first number 1 album. "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne, "Happy" by Pharrell Williams and "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor have all spent the most weeks at number 1 in the singles chart with four and x by Ed Sheeran has spent the most weeks at number 1 in the albums chart with eleven. "Happy" by Pharrell Williams became the first song released in the 2010s to be certified triple platinum based on sales of more than 1.55 million and 25 million streams by July. With "Happy", Williams is the only act apart from The Beatles to achieve three million-selling singles in a 12-month period.

"Happy" became only the third single in chart history, the first for over 50 years, to return to number 1 more than once. Cheryl broke the record for the most number one singles for a British female solo artist on 2 November with the release of "I Don't Care"; the single gave Cheryl her fifth UK number one. The record was jointly held by Rita Ora and Geri Halliwell. "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor became the first single to reach the top 40 on streams alone."Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran broke a record for the longest climb to number 1 within the top 40, having taken 19 weeks to reach the summit. On its return to number 1 on 13 December, it became the first song to peak at number 1 due to streaming, having sold less than the number 2; the top 10 best-selling albums of the year were all by British artists. The'sales' figures since the chart week ending 12 July include a proportion for audio streams and cannot be compared to previous weeks. See separate'Singles sales chart' below; this chart published by the Official Charts Company on 31 December 2014 is based on sales and streams for the whole of 2014.

Note: figures without a reference must always be deduced from the two others according to these operations: Sales + = Chart sales / *100 = Streams / Chart sales - = Sales Notes: Notes: 2014 in British music List of 2014 albums List of UK top 10 singles in 2014

Carl Mason

Stuart Carl Mason is an English professional golfer. Mason was born in Derbyshire, he won several amateur tournaments before turning professional and becoming something of a journeyman on the European Tour. After twenty years of trying he won on tour for the first time in 1994, his biggest successes, came after turning 50. He picked up 25 tournament victories on the European Senior Tour and headed the Order of Merit three times, becoming the leading career money winner on the tour. Mason turned professional in 1973, following an outstanding amateur career playing out of Goring & Streatley Golf Club, was a rookie on the European Tour the following year, he finished in 67th place on the Order of Merit that year and was recipient of the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award. He made the top 100 on the European Tour Order of Merit twenty three years in a row up to 1996, with a best ranking of 19th in 1994. In 1980, he finished tied for 4th with Jack Nicklaus in The Open Championship held at Muirfield.

Despite those successes, Mason only won twice on the European Tour, both times in 1994. His first victory came at the 455th attempt, in the Turespana Masters Open de Andalucia, the second in the Scottish Open just a few months later, he won three times on the Safari Circuit in Africa. After a spell working for the PGA European Tour as a tournament referee, he joined the European Seniors Tour on turning fifty, he was successful as a senior, winning four of his first eleven events and topping the Order of Merit in 2003 and 2004. He was Order of Merit runner-up in each of the following two seasons before recapturing top spot in 2007; that year, after winning the European Senior Masters, he surpassed Tommy Horton as the highest career money earner on the European Seniors Tour. The next week he won the PGA Seniors Championship, went on to finish the 2007 season with earnings of €412,376, a new record for money won in a season on the tour, breaking his previous record of €354,775 set in 2004. In 2010, he won his 23rd EST event, which placed him in a tie with Tommy Horton for the most EST wins.

In May 2011, Mason who his 24th event, the OKI Open de Espana Senior. He won his 25th event at the Benahavis Senior Masters in October 2011. 1973 British Youths Open Amateur Championship 1975 Lusaka Open 1984 Zambia Open 1987 555 Kenya Open Note: Mason only played in The Open Championship. CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" indicates a tie for a place Professional World Cup: 1980 Hennessy Cognac Cup: 1980 UBS Cup: 2003, 2004 List of golfers with most European Senior Tour wins Carl Mason at the European Tour official site Carl Mason at the Official World Golf Ranking official site