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Robert MacBryde

Robert MacBryde was a Scottish still-life and figure painter and a theatre set designer. MacBryde was born in Maybole, Ayrshire, to John MacBryde, a cement labourer, Agnes Kennedy MacBryde, he worked in a factory for five years after leaving school before studying art at Glasgow School of Art from 1932 to 1937. There, he met Robert Colquhoun, with whom he established a lifelong romantic relationship and professional collaboration, the pair becoming known as "the two Roberts". MacBryde studied and travelled in France and Italy, assisted by scholarships, returning to London in 1939, he shared studio space with Colquhoun, the pair shared a house with John Minton and, from 1943, Jankel Adler. MacBryde held his first one-person exhibition at the Lefevre Gallery in 1943. At the height of their acclaim they courted a large circle of friends - including Michael Ayrton, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and John Minton as well as the writers Fred Urquhart, George Barker, Elizabeth Smart, Dylan Thomas - and were renowned for their parties at their studio.

Influenced by Graham Sutherland and John Piper, MacBryde became a well-known painter of the Modernist school of art, known for his brightly coloured Cubist studies. His work evolved into a darker, Expressionist range of still lifes and landscapes. In collaboration with Colquhoun, he created several set designs during and after the Second World War; these included sets for Gielgud's Macbeth, King Lear at Stratford and Massine's Scottish ballet Donald of the Burthens, produced by the Sadler's Wells Ballet at Covent Garden in 1951. During the 1950s, both MacBryde and Colquhoun lost the attention of the art scene, as both had become heavy drinkers, serious artistic work became impossible. Since neither had any private means, they were reduced at times to near destitution. Colquhoun died in London in 1962. Soon afterwards MacBryde moved to Ireland, where for a time he shared a house with Patrick Kavanagh, with whom he had become friendly in London. However, he was still drinking and seems to have made no serious effort to paint again.

The Times stated. Robert MacBryde died in 1966 in Dublin as a result of a street accident. Anthony Cronin, a friend of MacBryde and Colquhoun, describes them both with affection and respect in his memoir Dead as Doornails, as does the English painter and poet Arthur Berry in his autobiography A Three And Sevenpence Half Penny Man. Bristow, Roger; the Last Bohemians: The Two Roberts - Colquhoun and MacBryde. Bristol: Sansom & Co. ISBN 1906593191. Biography at the Tate Gallery Robert MacBryde on the Gazetteer for Scotland An Anthology from X. X ran from 1959–1962. Edited by the poet David Wright & the painter Patrick Swift. Apart from contributions from MacBryde X included painters such as Bacon, Freud, Bomberg, Kokoschka, et al. and writers such as W. H. Auden, Samuel Beckett, et al. 38 paintings by or after Robert MacBryde at the Art UK site

Guru ka Tal

Guru ka Tal is a historical Sikh pilgrimage place dedicated to the memory of ninth Guru Sri Guru Tegh Bahudar Ji. Guru ka Taal is near Sikandra in Agra; the Gurudwara was built over the place where the Guru Tegh Bahadur offered voluntary arrest to Aurangazeb, the Mughal Emperor. Several devotees gather every year to pay homage to the great Sikh guru in this Gurudwara; this historic structure dates back to the 17th century. Earlier it was a Taal in the area near Sikandra, it was built in 1610 AD to conserve rainwater in Agra during Jehangir reign. The water of the reservoir was used for irrigation purposes during the dry season; the reservoir was ornamented with stone carvings. This is said to be the place where the Guru Tegh Bahadur laid down his arms to offer arrest to Aurangazeb; the Gurudwara called Guru Ka Taal was built in the 1970s due to the contributions and arduous efforts of Sant Baba Sadhu Singhji "Mauni". There were twelve towers in the Tal, but only eight towers have survived the test of time and have now been retrieved.

This red stone structure bears similarity to many other magnificent structures of the Mughals like the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri etc. Taj Mahal Agra Fort Aerial View of Guru Ka Tal Gurudwara, Guru Ka Tal, Agra Guru Tegh Bahadur

Donjet Shkodra

Donjet Shkodra is a Kosovo Albanian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Zhetysu in the Kazakhstan Premier League. On 24 April 2013, Shkodra joined Eendracht Aalst by signing a one-year contract with an option of a further one, he made his official debut for the club on 3 August 2013 by playing as a substitute in a 2–0 away defeat against Antwerp. For the 2015–16 season Shkodra signed with Deinze of Belgian First Division B, he league debut would come on 8 August 2015 in team's 1–0 win over Patro Eisden, where Shkodra was sent off in the 82nd minute after a second bookable offence. On 4 July 2016, Shkodra completed a move to Flamurtari Vlorë of Albanian Superliga as a free agent, he was presented on the same day, where he was handed squad number 10. He made his competitive debut on 7 September in the opening league match of 2016–17 season, scoring his team's only goal in a 2–1 away defeat to Skënderbeu Korçë. In the second matchday against the newly promoted side Luftëtari Gjirokastër, Shkodra scored two goals, both long-range strikes, in an eventual 5–0 home win for the first three points of the campaign.

On 5 November, Shkodra scored the first goal of the 2–0 home win against Skënderbeu Korçë, giving the team its second consecutive league win. On 6 December, he was again on the scoresheet, netting the winner against Tirana to give the team 3 vital points; that month, Shkodra suffered an injury in right leg which kept him sidelined for about three months. He returned in action in March of the following year, making his first appearance on 11th, starting and playing the whole match against Partizani Tirana, he finished his first and only Flamurtari season by making 30 appearances, including 26 in league, scoring 11 goals, including 9 leagues goals, as the team avoided the relegation by just one point. In June 2017, Shkodra confirmed his departure from the club. On 3 June 2017, Skënderbeu Korçë's president Ardian Takaj confirmed that the club has reached an agreement with Shkodra. Three days Shkodra confirmed via an open letter that he was leaving Flamurtari for Skënderbeu, he was presented to the media on 7 June.

He stated: "I'm happy to be part of the best team in Albania in the recent years. I'm ready to give 100% for this team, he played as second-fiddle in Skënderbeu's historic run in the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds, becoming the first Albanian club to pass four rounds. He made all of them as substitute, colleting 103 minutes on the field, he started the domestic season by scoring in the first leg of 2017–18 Albanian Cup first round against Adriatiku Mamurras. Three days he played his first Albanian Superliga match for Skënderbeu in the opening matchday against Flamurtari Vlorë, contributing in a 2–0 home win, he scored his maiden league goal in the next matchday at newly promoted Kamza, finished in a 1–1 draw. Shkodra failed to make an impact and remained to bench during his stint, making only 6 league appearances, collecting only 298 minutes. On 3 January 2018, Shkodra joined defending champions Kukësi, he signed a contract running until 2020 worth €8,000 per month and was allocated squad number 10.

Shkodra made his competitive debut on 26 January in the 1–3 win at Vllaznia Shkodër, assisting the second goal scored by Filip Žderić. His first score-sheet contributions came in his sixth league appearance for the club, netting the second in an eventual 2–2 home draw versus his ex team Skënderbeu Korçë, he refused to celebrate in the process. On 24 February 2019, Shakhter Karagandy announced the signing of Shkodra on a one-year contract. On 20 June 2019, Shakhter Karagandy extended their contract with Shkodra until the end of the 2020 season, he is nicknamed Juninho due to his long-range strikes and free kicks. Shkodra grew up in Gnjilane, he emigrated to Belgium from Kosovo in 1998 during the war time along with his family. He has cited his favourite footballer the Argentine striker Lionel Messi; as of 4 March 2018 Donjet Shkodra profile at Deinze Donjet Shkodra profile at Eendracht Aalst

Edd China

Edward John China is an English television presenter, motor specialist and inventor, best known as being presenter and mechanic on Discovery Channel's television show Wheeler Dealers. He has appeared on Top Gear, Auto Trader, Scrapheap Challenge and Fifth Gear. China hosts his own YouTube series, Edd China's Garage Revival. China had an interest in mechanics from an early age, he was educated at King Edward's School, Witley in Surrey, he holds a degree in engineering product design from London South Bank University. While at university, China created the Casual Lofa, his first major project of note, it was built to raise money for a Raleigh International expedition to Belize. Following the success of his creation of the Casual Lofa, China's first job in television was as a special effects technician for Father Ted in 1994. In 1998, China appeared as a guest on Top Gear Live, driving the Casual Lofa at the Silverstone'Live Arena'; the same year and the Casual Lofa were featured on Jeremy Clarkson's DVD The Most Outrageous Jeremy Clarkson Video In The World....

Ever!, where the Casual Lofa was raced at the Thruxton Circuit, in a manner similar to Wacky Races. China was featured on Channel 4's The Big Breakfast three times over the years, driving the Casual Lofa, Bog Standard and Street Sleeper. China was a guest on Scrapheap Challenge in an episode featuring driving beds and sofa cars. In the same year, China was featured in an episode of the television show This Is Your Life featuring Madness front man Suggs. China drove presenter Michael Aspel around old haunts, delivered Aspel to the television studios on the Casual Lofa. China was resident designer on the BBC series Panic Mechanic a year and was a guest on Top Gear feature "Build a Bond Car On A Budget", where he showcased a Rover 800, modified with budget Bond esque gadgets, such as an ejection seat, for just £100. In 2005, China was a celebrity guest on BBC's Ready Steady Cook, for a Children in Need Special, he co hosted the short lived Auto Trader television series alongside Brewer. The series was screened by Discovery Channel.

China was a guest in 2007 on The Culture Show, being interviewed and driving Arthur Smith and various other performers around the Edinburgh Festival. He, along with Penny Mallory, Tony Mason and Alex Riley, presented a television miniseries for the United Kingdom that examined the history and culture of classic cars, geared toward classic car enthusiasts called Classic Car Club for Discovery Channel, which premiered in 2005. China was hired by Discovery Channel and paired with television presenter Mike Brewer in 2003 to make a new car programme: Wheeler Dealers, it became both China's and Brewer's most famous television work to date, they presented the show together for 13 series, from 2003 to 2017. On 21 March 2017, China announced on his YouTube channel that he was departing Wheeler Dealers due to disagreements over the direction of the programme. Six days in another video, China described how Brewer had telephoned him over the weekend saying that he, his wife and his daughter, were receiving significant online abuse, including death threats, because of China's leaving the show.

Following the success of his creations as a special effects technician on the comedy television programme Father Ted, China set up Cummfy Banana Limited, in March 1999, as an outlet for his extreme creations. In 2001, China was interviewed about Cummfy Banana's vehicles on ITV's Pulling Power. In 2006, he was interviewed on ITV's This Morning about his Cummfy Banana vehicles. In 2009, China became managing director. China owned an MOT and servicing garage in Bracknell, called Grease Junkie, voluntarily wound up in August 2016, due to his prolonged absence from the business while working in America. On 1 May 2018, China premiered Edd China's Garage Revival, on his YouTube channel. So far, only a pilot episode has been made. China uploads more to his Edd China YouTube channel, which has videos following his notable exploits post-Wheeler Dealers, he answers questions from fans on the channel in the AskEdd series. China holds the Guinness World Record titles for the fastest shed, bed, milk float and the largest motorised shopping trolley, among other things.

In 2007, owing to his record attempts, China was featured in a number of programmes, including Fifth Gear, Pulling Power and This Morning, showcasing his creations. In 2012, driver from the BTCC, Tom Onslow-Cole, were part of an eBay sponsored challenge, to convert a milk float into a drag racer, which achieved a place in the Guinness World Records, for the world's fastest milk float. China is married to Norway-born Imogen, they do not have any children. Wheeler Dealers Car Restoration Manual, Haynes Publishing UK, 2015, ISBN 9780857337986Grease Junkie: Tall Stories and Wheel Adventures, Penguin Random House, 2019, ISBN 9780753553541Grease Junkie: A Book of Moving Parts, Virgin Books, 2019, ISBN 9780753553541 Edd China's Facebook Page Grease Junkie Website Edd's Twitter account Wheeler Dealers Official Website Edd's YouTube channel Cummfy Banana Website Edd China on IMDb

Disparate Youth

"Disparate Youth" is a song from American singer-songwriter Santigold. The track was released in the United States on 14 February 2012 as the lead single from the artist's second studio album, Master of My Make-Believe. In September 2012, "Disparate Youth" became the soundtrack to insurance company Direct Line's latest television advertisement. In December 2012, an instrumental version of the song was used by Honda for their television advertisement, "Things Can Always Be Better"; the UK insurance company, Direct Line utilised the track for a range of adverts between 2012 and 2014. The song is featured in the video games Forza Horizon and NBA 2K16, it has been used to advertise YouTube's Geek Week in August 2013.. The song was used in the Netflix original series Atypical, in season 1, episode 6, during the end credits, featured in Good Girls. In March 2012, The Guardian heralded "Disparate Youth" as part of his'New Music' feature. Reviewer Michael Cragg hailed it as "an absolute corker, all sleek new-wave keyboards mixed with frantic bursts of guitar and Santigold's intriguingly emotionless delivery."

For the chart week dated April 21, 2012, "Disparate Youth" debuted at number ninety-six on the UK Singles Chart. E. S. Artistes". Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Lake Naomi

Lake Naomi is a 277-acre lake with private beaches and marinas located in Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The community of Lake Naomi Club is a resort community that includes 1,400 families who own property surrounding Lake Naomi. In September 1895, a 14-foot dam was constructed across Tunkhannock Creek and water began backing-up forming "Lake Naomi", a lake more than a mile long and about one-third of a mile wide; the Ice Company was granted a 99-year lease for "the exclusive use of the water and its privileges." It was chartered for the purpose of "erecting a dam, for pleasure, skating and the cutting and selling of ice." In 1902, visitors came from many of the surrounding metropolitan areas including New York City and Philadelphia. In the same year the first bathing beach was created and some lots on the north side of the lake were subdivided and sold to summer cottagers. A sailing camp for girls was set up on the northwest side of the lake.

A Lutheran retreat, was erected on the southern side of the lake. The Millers and others utilized southern and eastern sides of the lake for swimming, skating, fishing. In 1921, a boathouse and beach were constructed on the site of today's Lake Naomi Clubhouse. In 1938, a famous Pennsylvania Supreme Court case took place over who owned the water rights to Lake Naomi, as the surrounding lands were soon owned by many different parties. See Miller v. Lutheran Conference & Camp Ass'n, 331 Pa. 241. In 1963, the Logan Steele family purchased 2,600 acres surrounding the lake, turned into a resort community called the Lake Naomi Club. Logan Steel died in the 1980s and the club is now owned by its members and run by a board of governors. Lake Naomi Club is a recreational community in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, it includes a 277-acre lake with non-motorized boating, fishing and sailing. Lake Naomi Club offers an outdoor Olympic-sized pool, a second outdoor pool with an aquatic climbing wall, a nine-hole executive golf course, a tennis center and a clubhouse with restaurant and pub.

The recreational staff offers activities for all ages. Additionally, there is a 56,000-square-foot community center with an indoor pool and a splash park, indoor tennis, a fitness center, a game room and a teen area. According to the Trewartha climate classification system, Lake Naomi has a Temperate Continental Climate with warm summers, cold winters and year-around precipitation. Dcbo climates are characterized by at least one month having an average mean temperature ≤ 32.0 °F, four to seven months with an average mean temperature ≥ 50.0 °F, all months with an average mean temperature < 72.0 °F and no significant precipitation difference between seasons. Although humidity levels are comfortable during the summer months at Lake Naomi, episodes of heat and high humidity can occur with heat index values > 93 °F. The annual peak in thunderstorm activity is July. During the winter months, the plant hardiness zone is 5b with an average annual extreme minimum air temperature of −14.1 °F. Episodes of extreme cold and wind can occur with wind chill values < −14 °F.

Ice storms and large snowstorms depositing ≥ 12 inches of snow are somewhat frequent during nor’easters from December through March. According to the A. W. Kuchler U. S. potential natural vegetation types, Lake Naomi would have dominant vegetation types of Appalachian Oak and Northern Hardwoods with a dominant vegetation form of Northern Hardwood Forest. 2