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Roger Miller

Roger Dean Miller was an American singer-songwriter and actor known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs and his chart-topping country and pop hits "King of the Road", "Dang Me", "England Swings", all from the mid-1960s Nashville sound era. After growing up in Oklahoma and serving in the United States Army, Miller began his musical career as a songwriter in the late 1950s, writing such hits as "Billy Bayou" and "Home" for Jim Reeves and "Invitation to the Blues" for Ray Price, he began a recording career and reached the peak of his fame in the mid-1960s, continuing to record and tour into the 1990s, charting his final top 20 country hit "Old Friends" with Willie Nelson in 1982. He wrote and performed several of the songs for the 1973 Disney animated film Robin Hood. In his life, he wrote the music and lyrics for the 1985 Tony-award-winning Broadway musical Big River, in which he acted. Miller died from lung cancer in 1992 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame three years later.

His songs continued to be recorded by other singers, with covers of "Tall, Tall Trees" by Alan Jackson and "Husbands and Wives" by Brooks & Dunn. The Roger Miller Museum in his home town of Erick, was a tribute to Miller. Roger Miller was born in Fort Worth, the third son of Jean and Laudene Miller. Jean Miller died from spinal meningitis. Unable to support the family during the Great Depression, Laudene sent her three sons to live with three of Jean's brothers. Thus, Miller grew up on a farm outside Erick, with Elmer and Armelia Miller; as a boy, Miller did farm work, such as plowing. He said he was "dirt poor" and that as late as 1951 the family did not own a telephone, he received his primary education at a one-room schoolhouse. Miller was an introverted child, daydreamed or composed songs. One of his earliest compositions went: "There's a picture on the wall. It's the dearest of them all, Mother."Miller was a member of the National FFA Organization in high school. He listened to the Grand Ole Opry and Light Crust Doughboys on a Fort Worth station with his cousin's husband, Sheb Wooley.

Wooley bought him a fiddle. Wooley, Hank Williams, Bob Wills were the influences that led to Miller's desire to be a singer-songwriter, he began to perform in Oklahoma and Texas. At 17, he stole a guitar out of desperation to write songs, he chose to enlist in the United States Army to avoid jail. He quipped, "My education was Korea, Clash of'52." Near the end of his military service, while stationed in Atlanta, Miller played fiddle in the "Circle A Wranglers," a military musical group started by Faron Young. While Miller was stationed in South Carolina, an army sergeant whose brother was Kenneth C. "Jethro" Burns, from the musical duo Homer and Jethro, persuaded him to head to Nashville after his discharge. On leaving the Army, Miller traveled to Nashville to begin his musical career, he met with Chet Atkins, who asked to hear him sing, loaning him a guitar since Miller did not own one. Out of nervousness, Miller sang a song in two different keys. Atkins advised him to come back when he had more experience.

Miller found work as a bellhop at Nashville's Andrew Jackson Hotel, he was soon known as the "singing bellhop." He was hired by Minnie Pearl to play the fiddle in her band. He met George Jones, who introduced him to music executives from the Starday Records label who scheduled an audition. Impressed, the executives set up a recording session with Jones in Houston. Jones and Miller collaborated to write "Tall, Tall Trees" and "Happy Child." After marrying and becoming a father, Miller put aside his music career to be a fireman in Amarillo, Texas. A fireman by day, he performed at night. Miller said that as a fireman he saw only two fires, one in a "chicken coop" and another he "slept through," after which the department "suggested that... seek other employment." Miller met Ray Price, became a member of his Cherokee Cowboys. He returned to Nashville and wrote "Invitation to the Blues,", covered by Rex Allen and by Ray Price, whose recording was a number three hit on country charts. Miller signed with Tree Publishing on a salary of $50 a week.

He wrote: "Half a Mind" for Ernest Tubb, "That's the Way I Feel" for Faron Young. Miller became one of the biggest songwriters of the 1950s, he was known to give away lines, inciting many Nashville songwriters to follow him around since, according to Killen, "everything he said was a potential song." Miller signed a recording deal with Decca Records in 1958. He was paired with singer Donny Lytle, who gained fame under the name Johnny Paycheck, to perform the Miller-written "A Man Like Me," and "The Wrong Kind of Girl." Neither of these honky-tonk-style songs charted. His second single with the label, featuring the B-side "Jason Fleming," foreshadowed Miller's future style. To make money, Miller went on tour with Faron Young's band as a drummer, although he had never drummed. During this period, he signed a record deal with Chet Atkins at RCA Victor, for whom Miller recorded "You Don't Want My Love" in 1960, which marked his first appearance on country charts, peaking at No. 14. The ne

2009–10 Ayr United F.C. season

The 2009–10 season was the 100th season of competitive football by Ayr United. In the season of 2009–10 Ayr United celebrated their centennial season by gaining promotion to The First Division after the play-off victory at The Excelsior Stadium against Airdrie United. Ayr were promoted after a five-year stint in the Second Division. Airdrie United were rewarded First Division status after Livingston were double-relegated to the Fourth Tier of Scottish football for financial reasons. Ayr were promoted along with Fife side Raith Rovers. Ayr United where relegated at the end of the season; the 2009–10 season saw Ayr United have the exact cup form as the previous season. Ayr were knocked out of the Challenge Cup by third division team Albion Rovers at home in the first round, again. Ayr shortly recovered from the home defeat by winning away at Forthbank Stadium against Stirling Albion 2–1 after going 1–0 down. Ayr were rewarded with a home tie against SPL Side St Mirren, but were defeated 2–0 by the Paisley club in only the second round, again.

Ayr made the trip to Banff to face Highland League outfit Deveronvale. Ayr were brought a home tie against Second Division club Brechin City; the fifth round of the Scottish Cup saw. Ayr again took an early lead. After promotion to the second tier of Scottish football, Ayr United where relegated back to the Second Division. After an eight-game unbeaten Run, Ayr United finished the season on bad form and ended up bottom of the league. Win Draw Loss Note: Flags indicate national team. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Boss Brian Reid made many changes to the squad during the Close-Season, bringing in Kevin James from St Johnstone, Kevinfrom Celtic, Craig Samson from Hereford United, Andy Aitken from Queen of the South, Billy Gibson from Clyde and David O'Brien from Dundee and departing were Scott Walker to join Alloa Athletic, Murray Henderson who went to sign for Stranraer, Alex Williams moving to Irish Club Dundalk, Allan Dempsie re-joining Elgin City and goalkeeper Fraser Stewart.

There were many changes to the squad throughout the course of the season bringing several loan signings such as Australian Ryan McGowan a defensive-midfielder from Hearts, Stephen Reynolds a 20-year-old striker from St Johnstone brought in for one month as an emergency loan signing, Rocky Visconte another Australian from Hearts, Chris Mitchell a Scotland Under-21 defender, Daniel McKay from local-rivals Kilmarnock and Daniel Lafferty from Celtic. Brian Reid David Mitchell out on loan to Stranraer to the end of the season, another player to leave the club on a temporary basis was Scott Agnew who joined Alloa Athletic until January signed for Stranraer for the duration of the season. Players leaving the club on a permanent basis were Bryan Prunty and David Gormley who both joined Alloa, Chris Aitken who re-joined previous club Stirling Albion, Neil McGowan who signed for Clyde and fans-favourite Ryan Stevenson who joined SPL club Hearts for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £10k. Players joining the club included Steve Bowey from English side Bedlington Terriers, Tam McManus from Derry City and Montserrat international Junior Mendes.

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Ahmet Erdem

Ahmet Erdem is a Turkish civil servant who served as the Minister of Labour and Social Security in the interim election government formed by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu between 28 August and 17 November 2015. He was the General Secretary of the Labour and Social Security Ministry Supreme Arbitration Board, Deputy Undersecretary, advisor to the Minister and advisor to the Prime Minister, he serves as the Undersecretary to the Labour and Social Security Ministry since 28 April 2014. Ahmet Erdem was born in Tokat in 1956 and completed his primary and high school education there, he moved to Ankara for masters degree. He became a civil servant, working at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in various roles. Erdem spent much of his career working at Social Security Ministry, he first became the General Secretary of the Labour and Social Security Ministry Supreme Arbitration Board before becoming the Deputy Undersecretary to the Ministry. He was appointed as the advisor to the Minister and was appointed as an advisor to the Prime Minister of Turkey.

Between 14 November 2007 and 6 July 2009, he served as the Undersecretary to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. On 28 April 2014, he was appointed to this role for a second time. After the June 2015 general election resulted in a hung parliament, unsuccessful coalition negotiations raised speculation over whether President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan would call an early election in the event that AKP leader Ahmet Davutoğlu was unable to form a government within the given constitutional time of 45 days; as required by the 114th article of the Constitution of Turkey, the calling of a snap general election by the President necessitates the forming of an interim election government, in which all parties represented in Parliament are given a certain number of ministers according to how many MPs they have. If a party refused to send ministers to the interim cabinet independents must take their place. Erdoğan called a new general election for November 2015 in late August, with Davutoğlu being tasked with the formation of the interim government.

With the main opposition Republican People's Party and the Nationalist Movement Party refusing to send ministers to the cabinet, the 8 ministries that the two parties were entitled to were vacated for independents. As a result, Erdem was appointed as the Minister of Labour and Social Security as an independent politician. List of Turkish civil servants Collection of all relevant news items at Haberler.com