Rory Jason Reid is an American attorney and politician. He served as elected Chairman of the Clark County Commission in Clark County and was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Nevada in the 2010 gubernatorial election. Reid is a son of former United States Senator Harry Reid. In 2007, the Las Vegas Sun called Reid a political "rising star" in Nevada. Reid declined to run for Governor of Nevada again in 2014. Reid was born on July 11, 1963 in Alexandria and raised in the Las Vegas area where he attended Ed W. Clark High School, he graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in international relations and Spanish, attended the university's J. Reuben Clark Law School, from which he graduated in 1987; as a teenager, he worked as a sportswriter for the Las Vegas Sun and interviewed Muhammad Ali prior to the boxer’s fight with Larry Holmes in 1980. He served as a member of the Nevada Taxicab Authority. During the 1990s, he served as senior vice-president and general counsel for Lady Luck Gaming.
He and his wife Cindy have three children. Reid was elected to the Clark County Commission in 2002; as Chairman of the Commission, he updated the master plans of the county to reduce non-conforming zone changes. Reid was reelected in 2006 with 62 percent of the vote. In 2008, Reid served as chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign for the state of Nevada and an adviser on Western issues. Reid kicked off his run for Governor of Nevada in Las Vegas on October 15, 2009, with a second event in Reno the following day as part of an effort to gain recognition in Northern Nevada. Reid campaigned on diversifying Nevada’s economy and promoting alternative energy, both in an effort to create jobs. Reid has disagreed with his father, Harry Reid, on some issues, including by supporting Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic caucuses when Sen. Harry Reid backed Barack Obama. Clinton won the Nevada caucus. In October 2009 he had a differing opinion of a pair of proposals for rail projects in Nevada.
In June 2010, Reid dropped his last name from the heading of many campaign advertisements. His campaign literature simply said, "Rory 2010."Reid was defeated by Republican Brian Sandoval in the November 2, 2010 general election. Official website Profile from Clark County Commission
South London is the southern part of London, England. Situated south of the River Thames, it includes the historic districts of Southwark, Lambeth and Greenwich. South London emerged from Southwark, first recorded as Suthriganaweorc, meaning "fort of the men of Surrey". From Southwark, London extended further down into northern Surrey and western Kent. South London consists of 11 whole boroughs, plus Richmond which includes land on both sides of the river, with part of its Twickenham district lying north of the river. South London began at Southwark at the southern end of London Bridge, the first permanent crossing over the river, with the initial development of the area being a direct result of the existence and location of the bridge. In 1720, John Strype’s ‘Survey of London’ described Southwark as one of the four distinct areas of London; the area now referred to as North London developed later. As late as the mid 18th century, there were no other bridges crossing the river and as a result urban growth was slower in the south than in areas north of the Thames.
The opening of Westminster Bridge and other subsequent bridges to the west encouraged growth in the south-west, but only Tower Bridge was built to the east of London Bridge, so south-east London grew more at least until the Surrey Commercial Docks were built. The development of a dense network of railway lines in the mid nineteenth century accelerated growth. A significant feature of south London’s economic geography is that while there are more than thirty bridges linking the area with West London and the City, there is only one, Tower Bridge, linking the area with East London. Little of London’s underground rail network lies south of the river due to the challenging geology, however 21st century technology makes tunnelling much cheaper than before and this may well lead to an improved underground provision in south London with the Crossrail 2 line proposed alongside extensions to the Northern and Bakerloo Lines. South London contains a extensive overground rail network and all of London’s trams operate within the area.
The 12 boroughs included, in whole or part are: The term ‘south London' has been used for a variety of formal purposes with the boundaries defined according to the purposes of the designation. In 2013 the government asked the Boundary Commission for England to reconsider the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies; the Commission's study, was to start with existing regions of England and group the local authorities within that area into sub-regions for further sub-division. The south London sub-region included all 12 boroughs which lay in part south of the river; the recommendations of the report were not adopted, the 2017 study has taken a different approach. For the purposes of progress reporting on the London Plan, there was a south London sub-region in operation from 2004 to 2008 consisting of Bromley, Kingston, Merton and Sutton. In 2001 this area had a population of 1,329,000; this definition is used by organisations such as Connexions. Between 2008 and 2011 it was replaced with a South East sub-region consisting of Southwark, Greenwich and Bromley and a South West sub-region consisting of Croydon, Lambeth, Sutton and Wandsworth.
In 2011 a new south London region was created consisting of Bromley, the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton, Bexley and Lewisham. South London is, like other parts of London and the UK in general, a temperate maritime climate according to the Köppen climate classification system. Three Met Office weather stations collect climate data south of the river. Long term climate observations dating back to 1763 are available for Greenwich, although observations ceased here in 2003. Temperatures increase towards the Thames, firstly because of the urban warming effect of the surrounding area, but secondly due to altitude decreasing towards the river, meaning the southern margins of south London are a couple of degrees cooler than those areas adjacent to the Thames. Snow can be seen to lie on the North Downs near Croydon when central London is snow free; the record high temperature at Greenwich is 37.5 °C recorded during August 2003. Sunshine is notably lower than other London area weather stations, suggesting Greenwich may be a fog trap in winter, that the hillier land to the south may obscure early morning and late evening sunshine.
The highest temperature recorded across south London was 38.1 °C on the same occasion at Kew Gardens. Although the Met Office accepts a higher reading from Brogdale in Kent, many have questioned the accuracy of this and regard the Kew reading as the most reliable highest UK temperature reading. South Bank Time Out editors. "North London v South London – The debate". Time Out London. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list Alan Rutter and Peter Watts. "North London v South London – The debate". Time Out London
Top Gear: Extra Gear, known as Extra Gear, is a British online television series, broadcast by BBC Three, online only and is available on on-demand service BBC iPlayer in the United Kingdom. In the first series, the main presenters were Chris Harris. After Reid and Harris were appointed as main presenters to the parent show, comedian George Lewis was announced as the new lead presenter for series 2. Following Lewis’ departure, Reid returned as the presenter of the show for the third series. On 27 April 2016, it was announced that BBC Three had commissioned a spin-off programme to BBC Two motoring series Top Gear, entitled Extra Gear, presented by Top Gear co-presenter Rory Reid; the series is released online following episodes from the twenty-third series of the main show, features exclusive new footage, specially-recorded films and behind-the-scenes access to Top Gear. Following his appointment, Reid stated that "Top Gear fans are some of the keenest in the world and with this show I’m giving them a chance to get a peek behind the curtain.
I’m looking forward to showing them how the show is made and what goes on behind the scenes, giving viewers a different perspective on some of the coolest cars on the planet." Reid won his place on the show after submitting a thirty-second audition video to a BBC open audition for the role. On 24 May 2016, a behind-the-scenes trailer revealed that Reid would be joined by fellow Top Gear presenter Chris Harris, who would act as his co-presenter. Harris' addition was confirmed on 29 May 2016. In 2017, the BBC announced following Harris and Reid's promotion to the main show, that comedian George Lewis would become the main presenter alongside the two. Reid would return, without Harris, for series 3. In the United States, Extra Gear is presented on BBC America following the first airing of Top Gear. In Australia, the show is available on on-demand service 9Now. From series 2 onwards, reruns are broadcast on BBC Two, the broadcaster of parent show Top Gear. Extra Gear on IMDb
The British Broadcasting Corporation is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House in Westminster, it is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, it employs over 20,950 staff in total. The total number of staff is 35,402 when part-time and fixed-contract staff are included; the BBC is established under a Royal Charter and operates under its Agreement with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture and Sport. Its work is funded principally by an annual television licence fee, charged to all British households and organisations using any type of equipment to receive or record live television broadcasts and iPlayer catch-up; the fee is set by the British Government, agreed by Parliament, used to fund the BBC's radio, TV, online services covering the nations and regions of the UK. Since 1 April 2014, it has funded the BBC World Service, which broadcasts in 28 languages and provides comprehensive TV, online services in Arabic and Persian.
Around a quarter of BBC revenues come from its commercial arm BBC Studios Ltd, which sells BBC programmes and services internationally and distributes the BBC's international 24-hour English-language news services BBC World News, from BBC.com, provided by BBC Global News Ltd. From its inception, through the Second World War, to the 21st century, the BBC has played a prominent role in British culture, it is known colloquially as "The Beeb", "Auntie", or a combination of both. Britain's first live public broadcast from the Marconi factory in Chelmsford took place in June 1920, it was sponsored by the Daily Mail's Lord Northcliffe and featured the famous Australian soprano Dame Nellie Melba. The Melba broadcast caught the people's imagination and marked a turning point in the British public's attitude to radio. However, this public enthusiasm was not shared in official circles where such broadcasts were held to interfere with important military and civil communications. By late 1920, pressure from these quarters and uneasiness among the staff of the licensing authority, the General Post Office, was sufficient to lead to a ban on further Chelmsford broadcasts.
But by 1922, the GPO had received nearly 100 broadcast licence requests and moved to rescind its ban in the wake of a petition by 63 wireless societies with over 3,000 members. Anxious to avoid the same chaotic expansion experienced in the United States, the GPO proposed that it would issue a single broadcasting licence to a company jointly owned by a consortium of leading wireless receiver manufactures, to be known as the British Broadcasting Company Ltd. John Reith, a Scottish Calvinist, was appointed its General Manager in December 1922 a few weeks after the company made its first official broadcast; the company was to be financed by a royalty on the sale of BBC wireless receiving sets from approved domestic manufacturers. To this day, the BBC aims to follow the Reithian directive to "inform and entertain"; the financial arrangements soon proved inadequate. Set sales were disappointing as amateurs made their own receivers and listeners bought rival unlicensed sets. By mid-1923, discussions between the GPO and the BBC had become deadlocked and the Postmaster-General commissioned a review of broadcasting by the Sykes Committee.
The Committee recommended a short term reorganisation of licence fees with improved enforcement in order to address the BBC's immediate financial distress, an increased share of the licence revenue split between it and the GPO. This was to be followed by a simple 10 shillings licence fee with no royalty once the wireless manufactures protection expired; the BBC's broadcasting monopoly was made explicit for the duration of its current broadcast licence, as was the prohibition on advertising. The BBC was banned from presenting news bulletins before 19.00 and was required to source all news from external wire services. Mid-1925 found the future of broadcasting under further consideration, this time by the Crawford committee. By now, the BBC, under Reith's leadership, had forged a consensus favouring a continuation of the unified broadcasting service, but more money was still required to finance rapid expansion. Wireless manufacturers were anxious to exit the loss making consortium with Reith keen that the BBC be seen as a public service rather than a commercial enterprise.
The recommendations of the Crawford Committee were published in March the following year and were still under consideration by the GPO when the 1926 general strike broke out in May. The strike temporarily interrupted newspaper production, with restrictions on news bulletins waived, the BBC became the primary source of news for the duration of the crisis; the crisis placed the BBC in a delicate position. On one hand Reith was acutely aware that the Government might exercise its right to commandeer the BBC at any time as a mouthpiece of the Government if the BBC were to step out of line, but on the other he was anxious to maintain public trust by appearing to be acting independently; the Government was divided on how to handle the BBC but ended up trusting Reith, whose opposition to the strike mirrored the PM's own. Thus the BBC was granted sufficient leeway to pursue the Government's objectives in a manner of its own choosing; the resulting coverage of both striker and government viewpoints impressed millions of listeners who were unaware that the PM had broadcast to the nation from Reith's home, using one of Reith's sound bites inserted at the last moment
Matthew Steven LeBlanc is an American actor and television host. He received international recognition for his portrayal of dim-witted, yet well-intentioned womaniser Joey Tribbiani on Friends, which ran from 1994 to 2004. For his work on Friends, LeBlanc received three Emmy Award nominations, he has starred as a fictionalized version of himself in Episodes, for which he won a Golden Globe Award and received four additional Emmy Award nominations. He co-hosted Top Gear from 2016 to 2019; as of 2016, he plays Adam Burns in Man with a Plan. LeBlanc was born in Massachusetts, his mother, was an office manager, his father, Paul LeBlanc, was a mechanic. His father is of French-Canadian descent and his mother is of Italian ancestry, he attended Newton North High School, graduated in 1985, alongside comedian Louis C. K, he moved to New York at the age of 17 to pursue a career in modelling. LeBlanc first appeared in a 1987 Heinz Tomato Ketchup commercial. In 1988, he starred in the television drama TV 101 for one season.
In 1991, he had a recurring role on the hit Fox sitcom Married... with Children. He played the son of one the protagonist's friends and boyfriend to his daughter, he went on to star in two short-lived spin-offs: Top of the Vinnie and Bobby. He appeared in two Jon Bon Jovi music videos: "Miracle", from the Young Guns II soundtrack in 1990, "Say It Isn't So" in 2000, he appeared in Alanis Morissette's single "Walk Away", Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "Into the Great Wide Open", in Bob Seger's "Night Moves". LeBlanc found success in the role of Joey Tribbiani on Friends, went on to play this character for 12 years — 10 seasons of Friends and two seasons of Joey. Friends was wildly successful, LeBlanc, along with his co-stars, gained wide recognition among viewers; this ensemble situation comedy became a major hit for NBC. For his performance, LeBlanc received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations, three Golden Globe award nominations, one Screen Actors Guild Award. During this time he appeared in the films Lookin' Italian, Ed, Lost in Space, Charlie's Angels, its sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.
Following the cancellation of Joey, LeBlanc announced that he would be taking a one-year hiatus from acting on TV, which turned into five years. His next role would be as a fictionalized version of himself on Episodes. From 2011, LeBlanc began appearing as a fictional version of himself in Episodes, a television series about a fictional American remake of an fictional British television series; the series is written by his partner Jeffrey Klarik. At the 69th Golden Globe Awards in 2012, LeBlanc won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a television series, musical, or comedy, was nominated for an additional four Primetime Emmy Awards. In February 2012, LeBlanc appeared in the second episode of the eighteenth series of Top Gear, where he set the fastest lap time in the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" segment in a Kia Cee'd. Lapping at 1:42.1, he beat the show's previous recordholder Rowan Atkinson by 0.1 seconds. He appeared in the fourth episode of the nineteenth season to race the New Kia Cee'd, beat his previous time.
In February 2016, the BBC announced LeBlanc had signed on to become one of the new Top Gear hosts, signing a new two-year deal that year. He announced his decision to retire from the series in May 2018, having co-hosted it for three years. Despite the show being "great fun", he stated the "time commitment and extensive travel takes me away from my family and friends more than I'm comfortable with."LeBlanc plays the lead role in the CBS sitcom Man with a Plan, which began airing in 2016. LeBlanc married Melissa McKnight, a British-born American model, in May 2003, they had been introduced in 1997 by wife of actor Lou Diamond Phillips. LeBlanc proposed to her a year later, their daughter, born in 2004, began suffering seizures when at eight months old. By the time she was two years old, the condition, thought to be a form of dysplasia, had subsided.. LeBlanc and McKnight divorced in October 2006, citing irreconcilable differences.. After his divorce, LeBlanc dated actress Andrea Anders; the two met on the set of Joey.
A representative for the pair confirmed the couple had split in January 2015. In March 2018, LeBlanc confirmed. LeBlanc has been nominated for, won, a number of awards
Radio Times is a British weekly magazine which provides radio and television listings. It was the world's first broadcast listings magazine when it was founded in 1923 by John Reith general manager of the British Broadcasting Company became the British Broadcasting Corporation from 1927, it was published in-house by BBC Magazines from 1937 until 2011 when the BBC Magazines division was merged into Immediate Media Company. Radio Times was first issued on 28 September 1923 for the price of 2d, carrying details of BBC wireless programmes. Radio Times was a combined enterprise between the British Broadcasting Company and the publisher George Newnes, who type-set and distributed the magazine, but in 1925 the BBC assumed full editorial control, by 1937 the publication was in-house. The Radio Times established a reputation for using leading writers and illustrators, the covers from the special editions are now collectible design classics. In 1928, Radio Times announced a regular series of'experimental television transmissions by the Baird process' for half an hour every morning.
The launch of the first regular 405-line television service by the BBC was reflected with television listings in the Radio Times edition of 23 October 1936. Thus Radio Times became the first television listings magazine in the world. Only two pages in each edition were devoted to television. However, on 8 January 1937 the magazine published a lavish photogravure supplement and by September 1939, there were three pages of television listings. Britain declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939 and television broadcasting ceased. Radio listings continued throughout the war with a reduced service, but by 1944, paper rationing meant editions were only 20 pages of tiny print on thin paper; when television resumed, the Radio Times expanded with regional editions were introduced. In 1953 the television listings, in the back of the magazine, were placed alongside the daily radio schedules and on 17 February 1957, television listings were moved to a separate section at the front with radio listings relegated to the back.
By the 1950s Radio Times had grown to be the magazine with the largest circulation in Europe, with an average sales of 8.8 million in 1955. Radio Times is published on Tuesdays and carries listings for the following Saturday through to Friday. From 20 April 1964, BBC Two starts broadcasting, the existing "BBCtv" is renamed BBC One on 1 July 1967, BBC Two becomes Europe's first colour television service is launched with the live Wimbledon coverage, two years BBC One is introduced colour service on 15 November 1969. Since Christmas 1969, a double-sized issue has been published each December containing listings for two weeks of programmes; this covered Christmas and New Year listings, but in some years these appear in separate editions, with the two-week period ending just before New Year. The cover of the'Christmas Number' dating from the time when it contained just a single week's listings features a generic festive artwork, atypical for the magazine, which since the 1970s has exclusively used photographic covers for all other issues.
By the 1970s, Radio Times took a stand with "no smoking" policies were beginning to appear for some reason and stopped cigarette advertising from September 1969 within the magazine. On 1 September 1984, the method of web-offset printing was used for the first time, the magazine became brighter and more colourful, gone were the sludgy greys of newsprint and sheets of gravure was replaced by clean blacks on white paper from leafing through although it wasn't until 2 June 1990 that the entire magazine was printed in full colour; until the deregulation of television listings on 1 March 1991, the Radio Times carried programme listings for BBC radio and television channels only, while the ITV-published magazine, TVTimes, carried television programme listings for ITV, from November 1982, Channel 4. Today both publications carry listings for all major terrestrial and satellite television channels in the United Kingdom and following deregulation, new listings magazines began to be published. After the deregulation of television listings, there was strong criticism from other listings magazines that Radio Times was advertised on the BBC, saying that it gave unfair advantage to the publication bearing "If it's on... it's in!" slogan.
The case went to court, but the outcome was that as the Radio Times had close connections with the BBC it would be allowed to be advertised by the BBC. By the early 2000s, advertisements for the publication had become sparse on the BBC; the Radio Times has not been promoted on BBC television and radio channels since 2005, following complaints by rival publications that the promotions were unfair competition. Radio Times gets with the new fresher look on 3 September 1994 as the television listings had the day's name going vertical with "today's choices" replacing "at a glance" on the left of a page, while the major revamp on 25 September 1999, which
Chris Evans (presenter)
Christopher James Evans is an English television presenter, radio DJ, voice actor and producer for radio and television. He started his broadcasting career working for Piccadilly Radio, Manchester, as a teenager, before moving to London as a presenter for the BBC's Greater London Radio and Channel 4 television, where The Big Breakfast made him a star. Soon he was able to dictate favourable terms, allowing him to broadcast on competing radio and TV stations. Slots like the Radio 1 Breakfast Show and TFI Friday provided a mix of celebrity interviews and comic games, delivered in an irreverent style that attracted high ratings, though also generated significant numbers of complaints. By 2000 he was the UK's highest paid entertainer, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. In the tax year to April 2017, he was the BBC's highest paid presenter, earning between £2.2m and £2.25m annually. In 2005, he started a new career on BBC Radio 2, hosting his long-running Drivetime programme, before moving in 2010 to host The Chris Evans Breakfast Show every weekday morning.
He presented The One Show on Fridays between 2010 and 2015. Between 2011 and 2018, he co-hosted Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park. In 2015, he signed a three-year deal to lead a new Top Gear line-up, and presented a revival series of TFI Friday. On 4 July 2016, Evans announced. On 3 September 2018, Evans announced that he would be leaving his BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show on Christmas Eve and he would be returning to Virgin Radio UK to present their breakfast show.. He moved from BBC Radio 2 with most of his regular team. Evans was born in Warrington, the youngest child of bookmaker and health authority wages clerk Martin Joseph Evans, Minnie Beardsall, who managed a corner shop, his siblings are sister Diane. He started his schooling at St Margaret's Church of England Infants and Junior School, the Junior School in Orford, Warrington. Evans' father died of colorectal cancer. Evans' mother was a breast cancer survivor. Evans started at Boteler Grammar School, Warrington. After the death of his father, the 13-year-old Evans took part-time work at an outlet of T. J. & B. McLoughlin's newsagent–tobacconist in Woolston, ran an alternative tuck-shop at Padgate High School, a comprehensive school he attended for the final three years of his secondary education.
Evans left secondary school at age 16 after moving into the sixth form, he had a number of dead-end jobs in and around Warrington, including a private detective agency and notoriously as a "Tarzan-ogram." Evans began his professional career at Piccadilly Radio, Manchester, in 1983, where he had had unpaid schoolboy work. Until 1984 Evans had three jobs: as an assistant to Timmy Mallett, playing a character on his show called'Nobby Nolevel'. Evans switched to a full-time position at the station in 1984, his new role including being driven around the Manchester area in the radio car to turn up at listeners' houses. In addition he was producer to presenter James H. Reeve. Following this he presented a weekday graveyard slot with competitions and segments where listeners had opportunities to sell their belongings on air. After working as a producer on Richard Branson's service The Superstation, where he produced material for Jonathan Ross, Evans went on to work at BBC London radio station GLR, first as a producer on Emma Freud's mid-morning show Weekend Breakfast with Danny Baker.
Evans became a GLR presenter in early 1990. Three months he started presenting The Greenhouse, a Monday to Thursday evening show. In early 1991, as a result of his first regular TV hosting work presenting the Power Up breakfast show on The Power Station for British Satellite Broadcasting, Evans moved to presenting Round at Chris's, every Saturday morning from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, which he continued to present until April 1993. In addition to his Saturday morning show on GLR, in March 1992 Evans began presenting a Sunday afternoon show on BBC Radio 1, replacing Phillip Schofield, his show, Too Much Gravy, was broadcast from 14:30 to 16:00 and ended in September 1992. His move to Radio 1 was short-lived but seen as a huge success, with controller Johnny Beerling admitting he wished he'd offered Evans a full-time show there and then. At the time, Evans objected that Radio 1 had attempted to constrain his style, preventing him from using the "zoo" format because Steve Wright was doing that on the station.
In April 1993, Evans joined the new Virgin Radio, to host a Saturday morning show. Evans' departure from radio was in part so he could devote his time to the new Channel 4 breakfast television show, The Big Breakfast, from 28 September 1992. Evans co-hosted the show with Gaby Roslin. Evans left The Big Breakfast on 29 September 1994 and formed his own television production company, Ginger Productions, its first major programme, Don't Forget Your Toothbrush, was broadcast between 1994 and 1995. The original concepts proved to be lucrative for Evans as its format was sold to numerous foreign broadcasters. In April 1995, Evans returned to radio to host the flagship Radio 1 Breakfast Show. Evans negotiated into his contract with Radio 1 a clause allowing him to still make television programmes, an option to make a Friday night programme for Channel 4. A further clause required the Breakfast Show