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Robert Vyner (1717–1799)

Robert Vyner, was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1754 and 1796. Vyner was the only son of Robert Vyner of Gautby and his wife Margaret Style, daughter of Sir Thomas Style, 2nd Baronet, was born on 27 June 1717, he was educated by private tutor at home and was admitted at St John's College, Cambridge on 3 April 1738 and at Inner Temple on 18 November 1741. Vyner was returned unopposed as Member of Parliament for Okehampton as the Duke of Bedford’s candidate in the 1754 general election, he was defeated at Lincoln in the 1768 general election. He married Eleanor Anderson, daughter of Thomas Carter of Redbourne and widow of Francis Anderson on 5 May 1768, she was the mother of Charles Anderson-Pelham and Francis Evelyn Anderson who both joined him in Parliament. In 1774 Vyner was elected MP for Lincoln after a contest, he retained his seat at Lincoln at the 1780 general election. The English Chronicle wrote about him in 1781. “He enjoys an estate of eight or ten thousand a year in Lincolnshire, is esteemed proud and imperious to inferiors, notwithstanding the apparent softness of his interior contexture in the House, is not at all popular in the place he represents.”

Vyner did not seek re-election at Lincoln in 1784 but instead was returned as MP for Thirsk on the Frankland interest at by-election in 1785. He held the seat in the 1790 general election but did not seek re-election in 1796, he was passed over for a peerage. Nathaniel Wraxall described him as "endowed with good common sense, of an unimpeachable character". Vyner died on 19 July 1799, he had one son Robert, born in 1762, before he married Eleanor, in addition to his step-children

Bloodrock Live

Bloodrock Live is a live double album by Bloodrock released under Capitol Records in May 1972. While the album was marketed as being a live performance, three of the album's songs were studio recordings with dubbed applause. Bloodrock Primary Artist Rick Cobb Composer, Percussion Ed Grundy Bass, Vocals Kenneth Hamann Engineer Stephen Hill Composer, Vocals John Hoernle Art Direction Andy Kent Photography John Nitzinger Composer Lee Pickens Composer, Vocals Neal Preston Photography Jim Rutledge Composer, Vocals Nick Taylor Composer, Vocals Utopia2000.org

Manuel Dominguez High School

Manuel Dominguez High School is a four-year public high school located in Compton, California. It is part of the Compton Unified School District. Dominguez High School is named after a California rancher. Dominguez inherited from his father Jose Cristobal Dominguez over 75,000 acres, granted to his father's uncle Juan Jose Dominguez by the King of Spain in 1784; the land holding covered an area that ran from Redondo Beach into the west, to Compton in the east and the harbor in the south. The rancho spread across a territory that comprises neighborhoods that are now Compton, Carson, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Harbor City, part of Long Beach. Dominguez is known for having one of the most outstanding football teams in Southern California, its main rival is Lynwood High School. The football team was led by his son Keith Donerson for over thirty years, it forms a part of the CIF Southern Section, San Gabriel Valley League. The Dominguez Football team has produced many NCAA and NFL football players such as Greg Townsend, Richard Sherman, Jeron Johnson, Bruce Walker and Chilo Rachal.

The Dominguez basketball team has a strong tradition, having produced NBA players such as Cedric Ceballos, Tyson Chandler, Brandon Jennings, Dennis Johnson and Tayshaun Prince. The Dominguez High School Red & Gold Soul Marching Band is described as "The Best Band in the Land!!!" They have performed at the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards, Home Depot Battle of the Bands, Nike ads, Boost Mobile basketball tournaments, Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy games and L. A. Sparks Season Openers. In 2000, educators Catherine Borek, Karen Greene and an all-student cast produced the first theatrical production to take place at Dominguez in over two decades, their process of mounting the production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town is the subject of a 2002 documentary by Scott Hamilton Kennedy entitled OT: Our Town.. Hubie Brooks, Jr. former Major League Baseball player Kevin Burnett, former National Football League player Cedric Ceballos, former NBA basketball player Tyson Chandler, professional basketball player for the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Champion for the 2010-11 Dallas Mavericks Travon Free, actor and former college basketball player Daren Gilbert, former NFL Player Jordan Hamilton, professional basketball player for the Hapoel Tel Aviv Ray Holt, computer designer of the world's first microprocessor chip set for the US Navy F-14, the CADC Brandon Jennings, professional basketball player, current free agent Dennis Johnson former professional basketball player Jeron Johnson, NFL player Washington Redskins, Super Bowl XLVIII champion for the Seattle Seahawks Ken Landreaux, former Major League Baseball player Lionel Larry USA Gold Medal 2009 IAAF World Championships 4x400 relay MC Ren, member of the rap-group N.

W. A Tim Mixon, professional football player Tayshaun Prince, NBA Champion for the 2003-04 Detroit Pistons, Last played for the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves Chilo Rachal, professional NFL American Football Former player of the Chicago Bears Paul Rodriguez, stand-up comedian and actor Richard Sherman, Super Bowl XLVIII champion for the Seattle Seahawks on the San Francisco 49ers Greg Townsend, former NFL player Tweedy Bird Loc, rapper Bruce Walker, former NFL Player Eazy-E, member of the rap- group N. W. A, founder and CEO of Ruthless Records, father of Lil Eazy-E Lil Eazy-E, rapper and son of Eazy-E Dominguez High School Library - http://sites.google.com/site/dominguezhslibrary/ IMDB. OT: Our Town - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0334029/ PBS. OT: Our Town - Our Town's Timeless Cross-Cultural Appeal - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/americancollection/ourtown/ei_ot.html

Lewis Nicola

Lewis Nicola was an Irish-born American military officer and writer who held various military and civilian positions throughout his career. Nicola is most notable for authoring the Newburgh letter, which urged George Washington to assume a royal title. Born in Dublin, Nicola had been an officer in the British Army, serving in Europe before immigrating to the Thirteen Colonies. Establishing a residence in Philadelphia with his family, Nicola opened a library in 1767 and was active in colonial philosophical organizations; as a result of his work to establish the American Philosophical Society, he was elected as one of its curators. When the American Revolution broke out, Nicola offered his services to the colonial government, which appointed him to various positions with local forces. In 1777, Nicola proposed; the Congress appointed him as its commander. The Corps was stationed at various Pennsylvania locations before moving to New York. In 1782, after the end of most hostilities but before the signing of the Treaty of Paris, Nicola wrote the Newburgh letter, received coldly by Washington.

Returning to civilian life, Nicola was still active in military affairs, was recalled to service during the 1790s, despite his advanced age. During this period, he continued to research for the American Philosophical Society, writing an controversial document entitled The Divinity of Jesus Christ Considered, From Scripture Evidences, in which he claimed that the divinity of Jesus Christ is not supported by scripture, he died in 1807, in the possession of only $55. Little is known of Nicola's early years, he was born in 1717 in Ireland to a British Army officer. His grandparents were Huguenot refugees, he was 511/512 French and 1/512 Italian by blood, his parents provided him with a strong educational background and bought him a commission in January 1740. Into that year, he married his first wife, Christiana Doyle, on September 19. During the 1740s, Nicola was stationed in various Irish cities: Galway, Cork, among others, he was stationed in Flanders in 1745 before he moved back to Charles Fort near Kinsale.

Doyle died in August 1759, Nicola married his second wife, Jane Bishop, on April 18, 1760. Their family decided to move to Philadelphia and they arrived August 1766. Upon the arrival Nicola started his own dry goods store; this did not work, he opened a library in September 1767. It started with nearly 200 to 300 volumes before expanding to over 1,000. Throughout the next couple of years, Nicola moved the library to different spots before settling to Spruce Street and renaming it "General Circulating Library". With the help of his friend John Morgan, Nicola was admitted into the American Society for Promoting Useful Knowledge. By the following year, he became a part of the committee to help a merger with the American Philosophical Society; the merger was completed in November 1768, Nicola was elected as one of the curators. At the start of the next year, Nicola decided to quit the dry food business for good and focus more on writing, stating " the taste of the age, found to possess many conveniences, such as gratifying the curiosity of the public, serving as a repository for many small, though valuable pieces that would otherwise be lost to the world."

He began editing his new periodical, the American Magazine, or General Repository, the first issue was published in January 1769. This magazine, devoted to science, poetry and American news, folded in December after only nine issues. Nicola, continued to conduct research and write articles for the Society. Due to financial difficulties and his family moved between various Pennsylvanian cities throughout the 1770s. Once the American Revolutionary War broke out, however, he realized that his military skills were most needed in Philadelphia. In July 1775, Nicola was hired by the Pennsylvania Council of Safety to inspect the local defenses in place along the banks of the Delaware River. Since this was the only military position offered to him, in January 1776 Nicola opened a beer-selling shop. Shortly thereafter, he opened a school to help children in various disciplines of mathematics and engineering; this endeavor was short-lived, however, as the Pennsylvania Council of Safety gave him a second military position, this time as a barracks master.

While attaining that position, Nicola composed and presented to the Council of Safety a "Plan of a Powder Magazine" and saw to the repair of the city jailhouse, for which he was reimbursed $226 by the Continental Congress. On December 2, 1776, Nicola was made Town Major of Pennsylvania, it was at this time that he wrote one of the earliest American drill manuals “A Treatise for Military Exercise Calculated of the use of the Americans” published in 1776. In March 1777, Nicola proposed to the Continental Congress the formation of an "Invalid Corps," a group of men unfit for combat but still able to perform other military duties. In June, the Continental Congress accepted the proposal, appointing Nicola the commander of about 1,000 troops divided into eight companies of soldiers; the Invalid Corps was stationed in Philadelphia for most part of the Revolutionary War, but it was forced to move once General William Howe advanced into the city in 1777. On September 25, 1777, the Invalid Corps retreated to Fort Mifflin.

Due to sickness, lack of clean water, worries about British incursions, it was recommended to Nicola that he move the Corps to Trenton, New Jersey. Upon arriving at Trenton, Nicola moved to defend locals' property, se

Sarjana Sharma

Sarjana Sharma is a senior Indian journalist who began her career at a time when there were few women in working Hindi media. She has assisted in direction and production of many documentaries about topics such as women in non-conventional professions and women prisoners; these documentaries were shown at festivals in the former USSR and the United States. She was Deputy Executive Producer at Zee News. In present She is Creative Head in Kabir Communication. Sarjana Sharma was born in Saharanpur on 18 March 1959 in Uttar Pradesh to Krishan & Prem Lata Sharma, she finished Education with Master's degree in Political science, a post-graduate degree in Mass communication, diplomas in translation and in Indian art and culture and a photography course, Sarjana has worked in various media houses and on different beats. During her 31-year journalistic career she worked with major Indian media houses and reputed international organisations like BBC and United States Information Agency. In 1995 she was key person in producing a 45 minutes TV women magazine ASMITA - this women's magazine was a trend setter which showcased Indian women in a positive perspective.

She had a long stint with Zee News between 1998 and 2013, when she worked in different capacities, right from news desk, reporting in the field, producing special programs on news and current affairs. Among some of the popular programs that she was associated with were, Newszee Countdown, Mystery Unfolds, Ek Aur Nazaria, Vivavh Manthan. Besides, Sarjana was intensely involved in key roles for the coverage of the several general elections, state assembly elections during her stint. In the last leg in Zee News produced directed and scripted an internationally famed program—Manthan – on great Indian heritage, religion fairs festivals of India, she was chosen one of the jury member by Prasar Bharti for Kissan Channel content selection committee. She was engaged by Indian Council for Cultural Relation as media coordinator for 27-day-long International Dance Festival, she was the main link between international dance troupes and embassies. This festival got wide coverage in media, she is the first Electronic media women journalist to go to the –Kailash Mansarovar.

In 17 days long journey she covered every aspect of the most Holy Yatra. She produced 140 minute programme on Kailash Manasarovar Yatra, she has been associated with The Times of India Group and Sunday Mail while freelancing for various newspapers and magazines. As mentioned earlier, she had a stint in the Hindi Cell of the United States Information Agency, she has written scripts for All India Radio and worked with NCERT. Her brush with the electronic media started with a production house Aakriti, her work has covered a wide range of issues from art and culture and tourism, women issues, human interest stories, organisations of the United Nations and more. Her best stories so far are the ones on Tihar Jail, women in non-conventional professions and the condition of folk artistes, she has won several laurels in her illustrious career for her contribution to media. Among these are Bharat Nirman Award, the 32nd Pandit Durga Prasad Dubey Award for serving Hindi, Dr Sadhana International Empowerment Award and the Vedic Rattan Award 2010.

She writes her blog – RASBATIYAN a read Hindi blog. For best blogging she was honoured with two international awards – Parikalpna SAARC AWARD -2015 and the Blog Bhushan Award -2014, she works with Kabir Communications, a private production house as the creative head and freelancing for Newspapers and DD Kisan

Baja Sessions

Baja Sessions is the sixth studio album by Chris Isaak, released in 1996, featuring acoustic arrangements. The album contains a large number of covers, many of which are classic songs which refer to, or are styled to suggest, laid-back settings. Though its title refers to Baja California, the album was recorded at San Francisco's Coast Recorders. A 58-minute documentary was released featuring Isaak performing the songs as well as making amusing asides and mucking around. All tracks composed by Chris Isaak, except where indicated "Pretty Girls Don't Cry" – 3:09 "Back on Your Side" – 3:03 "Only the Lonely" – 2:53 "South of the Border" - 3:10 "I Wonder" – 2:55 "Wrong to Love You" – 3:55 "Waiting for My Lucky Day" – 2:38 "Yellow Bird" - 2:29 "Two Hearts" – 3:19 "Return to Me" - 2:17 "Dancin'" – 3:57 "Sweet Leilani" – 2:16 "Think of Tomorrow" – 2:57 Chris Isaak - vocals, guitar Hershel Yatovitz - lead guitar Rowland Salley - bass, vocals Kenney Dale Johnson - drums