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Arfon Griffiths

Arfon Trevor Griffiths MBE is a Welsh former football player and manager. During his playing career which lasted from 1959 to 1979, Griffiths played at both professional and international levels, before becoming a football manager. Born in Wrexham, Griffiths was spotted in local junior football by former Wrexham player Frank Blew, who alerted the club's manager Cliff Lloyd, he signed Griffiths on amateur forms in May 1957, as the youngster turned down offers of trials from both Liverpool and Sheffield Wednesday. This started a 22-year-long association between with Wrexham as both manager, he made his first team in a 2–1 home win over Reading in November 1959, having been a member of the previous season's successful Welsh Youth Cup winning side. He kept his place in the side for the rest of the season, collecting a Welsh Cup winners' medal from a 1–0 win over Cardiff City, he became an established member of the side during the 1960-61 season, it was not long before the bigger clubs began to take an interest.

In February 1961 Arsenal paid £15,500 to sign him, he made his debut in a 5–1 defeat at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers on 22 April 1961. He played intermittently in the 1961-62 season for Arsenal, making 14 league appearances as an attacking midfielder and scoring twice, he gained international recognition as a member of the Wales under-23 side. Unable to maintain a first-team place at Arsenal, Griffiths returned to Wrexham who paid a record fee of about £12,000 to re-sign him. Affectionately known to Wrexham fans as the'Prince of Wales', he played a major part to some of the most successful years in Wrexham Football Club's history; these include guiding the club to promotion in both 1962–63 and 1969–70. He was awarded a testimonial match in 1972 against Bill Shankly's Liverpool, which netted him £3,000 for his testimonial fund. In total he made a club record 591 Football League appearances and scored the second-highest total number of goals in the club's history, 120; these successes led him on to international recognition by gaining 17 full caps, the highlight of, scoring at the Racecourse Ground against Austria in 1975, which enabled Wales to qualify for the 1976 European Football Championship finals.

He was selected for a Football Association of Wales tour to New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia in 1971. He played under eight managers at Wrexham, before taking charge himself in May 1977 following the resignation of John Neal. Griffiths had been his assistant manager for a year. Wrexham's directors had no hesitation in appointing him as Neal's replacement, he kept faith with the same squad that had just missed out on promotion at the end of the previous season. Griffiths led Wrexham to the Football League Third Division championship in 1977-78, becoming the first manager in the club's history to win promotion to the Football League Second Division. An abundance of unforeseen injuries affected the team's performances in the Second Division and they struggled to come to terms with a higher grade of football. On 13 May 1981, Griffiths resigned after an internal disagreement with the board. A season of heavy winter's snow had caused many cancellations and gate receipts had dried up. Griffiths was asked to cut the playing staff, his backroom staff and the youth development team to reduce overheads.

Grifiths refused to do so as a matter of principle and thus. Although he began to assist Bangor City with their training in an advisory capacity, he was to make a quick return to football management, when he was appointed manager of Crewe Alexandra on 3 August 1981, he spent just over a season at Gresty Road until he resigned on 25 October 1982. He did play for his local side, Gresford Athletic, in the Welsh National League, for a short while, before finishing with football altogether to concentrate on his newsagents' shop in the village and playing golf. Griffiths was awarded the MBE in June 1976 for his services to Welsh soccer, in 2006 he was made club president of his home town club, Wrexham, as well as being added to the club's Hall of Fame. Harris, Jeff. Hogg, Tony. Arsenal Who's Who. Independent UK Sports. ISBN 1-899429-03-4. Peter Jones & Gareth M. Davies; the Racecourse Robins Adams To Youds. ISBN 0-952495-01-5. Arfon Griffiths at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database

Act of Passion

Lettre à mon juge was written by Belgian author Georges Simenon in 1946 during his stay at Bradenton Beach and published in Paris the following year by Presses de la Cité. It is a dark psychological account of a man overcome by buried passions. Unusually among Simenon's output, it is written in the first person; the novel was first published in English in 1953 by Routledge & Kegan Paul, translated by Louise Varèse. The novel is in the form of a long letter written in prison by condemned murderer Dr Charles Alavoine, who wants to explain his side of the story to the judge, as the ritual process of his trial, during which he was anxious to spare further grief to his family, did not bring out his motives. In the letter he tries to explain what sort of man how he came to commit his crime; the son of a brutish peasant farmer in the Vendée and his effacing wife, he qualified as a physician and bought a practice in the town of La Roche-sur-Yon. After losing his first wife, who left him with two daughters, his widowed mother looked after him and his family.

He married the bourgeois Armande, with the tact and style he lacked, was in no time running his home, his practice and indeed all aspects of his life. Never convinced himself of his role as healer to and pillar of the community, he was easy prey to a young woman whose pain he could sense if at first he could not diagnose it. Martine was from Belgium, a drifter, existing on odd secretarial jobs and one-night stands with passing men. Although Martine was neither beautiful nor sophisticated and Alavoine enjoyed passionate sex. With Armande's reluctant acquiescence, he hired Martine as his assistant and visited her lodgings whenever he could; this lasted until Armande told both to go. The guilty pair went to Paris, where Charles acquired a practice with a flat in a working-class district. At last able to spend all night together, their relationship deepened, but in the process exposed the deep psychological flaws their relationship suffered from; as he learned how bruised and vulnerable she was from past troubles, Charles began behaving like his father and would beat her to escape his own demons.

One night he decided that the only way to end this descending spiral into depravity was to strangle her. The last chapter notes that by the time this confession reached its addressee, Alavoine had committed suicide in the prison infirmary. Act of Passion is one of the first novels Simenon wrote after emigrating to the US. Before this novel he wrote Trois Chambres à Manhattan, Maigret à New York, Au bout du rouleau and Le Clan des Ostendais in the first half of the year 1946, he took a break of 6 months, according to Pierre Assouline, was a clear sign that a Simenon classic was in the offing. In writing this novel Simenon broke new ground, not only by choosing to use a first person narrator, he developed the original idea at Bradenton Beach at the beginning of November, writing the final version, according to Patrick Marnham, "in Florida's oppressive December heat", sitting at his typewriter dressed only in a few sweat bands. As with his first American novel, Trois Chambres à Manhattan, Simenon's inspiration for Act of Passion was rooted in his passionate affair at the end of 1945 with the French-Canadian Denyse Ouimet, to become his second wife.

Alavoine shares many of the characteristics of Simenon himself, troubled by the phantasms of jealousy. The character of Martine, although she comes from Lüttich, as did Simenon, was modelled on Denyse and she has a scar from an old operation on her abdomen; the asexual nature of Alavoine's wife reminds us of the same trait in Tigy. Alavoine's dominant mother is a reflection of Simenon's own mother, it is typical for Simenon to distill the darker moments from his own life into a fictional story. Alavoine's violence towards his lover stems from Simenon's own violent relationship with Denyse, who recalls that he used to beat her whilst he was writing the novel. According to Patrick Marnham, Les Vacances de Maigret is a similar novel that once again makes use of the fatal jealousy of a doctor to help Simenon rid himself of his own ghosts. In a letter to André Gide, Simenon wrote, "It took me twelve months to write Act of Passion. I do not know if it was worth the trouble. I wrote it in order to rid myself of my ghosts, not to commit the same deed carried out by my protagonist.

Since in the meantime over a year, I have had the feeling that I have started a new life, a life, as full and juicy as a ripe fruit." In an interview with the magazine Combat, he explained that in 1959 he viewed Trois Chambres à Manhattan, Act of Passion, Antoine et Julie and Feux Rouges as significant steps in the process of his work that took him from the motif of resignation to that of a newer and fuller life. Peter Kaiser describes "Lettre á mon juge" as the “chronicle of an obsession.” According to Ansgar Lange it is about two people clinging to each other to avoid drowning, who drown anyway. Here, Simenon uses the myth of a woman both beguiling and vulnerable. Patrick Marnham regards "Trois Chambres à Manhattan" and "Lettre à mon juge" as two of Simenon's “most significant studies on sexual jealousy and obsession.” In both cases, two lovers look over the edge of the abyss. While the first book takes a positive turn, "Lettre à mon juge" goes further; the “ghosts” of jealousy overpower Alavoine, the hopeless story can thus only end in death.

Through the murder, says Becker, Alavoine exorcizes that part of Martine that always stood between them. By committing suicide, he attempts to reunite with her

Victor Griffuelhes

Victor Griffuelhes was a French socialist and leader of the General Confederation of Labour in France. He was drawn to anarcho-syndicalism and advocated the establishment of socialism through independent trade union action. According to Zeev Sternhell, like Emile Pouget, has been indifferent to the Dreyfus Affair, seeing it as a bourgeois mystification to distract the people from true issues. « Romantisme révolutionnaire », L'Action directe, n°15, 23 April 1908 L'Action syndicaliste, Bibliothèque du mouvement socialiste, IV, Librairie des sciences politiques et sociales, Marcel Rivière, 1908, Complete text « Le syndicalisme révolutionnaire », La Publication sociale, coll. Bibliothèque d'études syndicalistes, No. 1, 1909 « De 1899 à 1909: la leçon du passé », La Vie ouvrière, n°1, 5 October 1909 À propos d'un livre, La Vie ouvrière, n°5, 5 December 1909 Complete text With Louis Mercier-Vega, Anarcho-syndicalisme et syndicalisme révolutionnaire, Éditions Spartacus, Paris, 1978 Delpont Hubert, Victor Griffuellhes, un Lot-et-Garonnais fondateur de la CGT, Agen, 1983, 40 p. Vandervort Bruce: Victor Griffuelhes and French Syndicalism 1895-1922, Baton Rouge, 1996, 278 p. Flax, Victor Griffuelhes, Les Hommes du jour, n°56, 1909, complete text.

Eduiard Dolléans, Histoire du mouvement ouvrier, volume 2, page 85 Notice sur le site de l'IHS CGT Les textes de Griffuelhes sur Pelloutier.net

Tanvi Thakkar

Tanvi Thakkar is an Indian television actress. She played in television shows include Yeh Ishq Haaye as Priyanka, Miley Jab Hum Tum as Ishika, Sarvggun Sampanna as Deepti, Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani as Maya. Tanvi Thakkar is a Gujarati, her family lives in Chennai. She did her schooling in Ooty, she moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in acting. She got engaged to her co-star, Aditya Kapadia, from Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum on 24 December 2013. Tanvi made her debut with the role of Ishika in Miley Jab Hum Tum on Star One, she got popularity by playing Sharmila a lazy clad bahu in Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant on Life OK and Bindya an arrogant self centered TV heroine in " TV, Biwi aur Main" Tanvi Thakkar on IMDb

Japan Consortium

The Japan Consortium is a joint venture set up by the Japanese public broadcaster Japan Broadcasting Corp. and several commercial television and radio networks under the National Association of Commercial Broadcasters in Japan in 1984 to cover broadcasts of the Summer Olympic Games, Winter Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup. NHK Fuji Television Nippon Television Tokyo Broadcasting System TV Asahi TV Tokyo UHF independent TV stations NHK BS-1 BS Asahi BS Fuji BS TV Tokyo BS Nittele BS-TBS NHK Radio 1 Nippon Broadcasting System Nippon Cultural Broadcasting TBS Radio & Communications NHK FM Broadcast InterFM J-Wave Tokyo FM Radio Nikkei NOTTV WOWOW