Alan Douglas Ruck is an American actor. He played Cameron Frye, Ferris Bueller's hypochondriac best friend in John Hughes' Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Stuart Bondek, a lecherous, power-hungry member of the mayor's staff in the ABC sitcom Spin City, his other notable films include Bad Boys, Three Fugitives, Young Guns II, Speed and Kickin' It Old Skool. In 2016, he co-starred with Geena Davis in an updated Fox TV adaptation of William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel The Exorcist. Ruck was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to a schoolteacher mother and a father who worked for a pharmaceutical company, he attended Parma Senior High School located in Parma and graduated from the University of Illinois with a B. F. A. in drama in 1979. He recalled: After school, I went up to Chicago, because I didn't know anybody in New York or Los Angeles, I knew people who were doing plays in Chicago. So I went up there, I knocked around a little bit, and I guess about a year after I was out of school, I got my first job. Ruck made his Broadway debut in 1985 in Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues with Matthew Broderick.
Early on, Ruck was a prominent stage actor at many theaters around the country, including Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago. In his initial foray into film acting, Ruck appeared in Class and Hard Knocks as well as some television films. Ruck's first film role was in the 1983 drama film Bad Boys, where he played Carl Brennan, Sean Penn's friend in the film; the same year he played Roger Jackson in Class, with his role as Cameron Frye, Ferris Bueller's hypochondriac best friend in John Hughes' Ferris Bueller's Day Off coming three years later. One of his other film roles was in the 1987 film Three for the Road. Ruck appeared in the 1989 comedy film Three Fugitives. Following that, he played a significant role as Hendry William French in Young Guns II, the 1990 sequel to Young Guns, he played Captain John Harriman of the USS Enterprise-B in the 1994 film, Star Trek Generations, a role which he has reprised along with Generations co-star Walter Koenig and other Trek alumni in the fan film Of Gods and Men.
Alan played an annoying tourist named Doug Stephens on an ill-fated bus in the blockbuster Speed. Another supporting role was of the eccentric storm chaser Robert'Rabbit' Nurick in the 1996 disaster film Twister. From 1990 to 1991, Ruck starred in the ABC series Going Places. ABC canceled the series after one season, he appeared in the series Daddy's Girls in 1994, canceled after three episodes. From 1996 to 2002, Alan played Stuart Bondek in the sitcom Spin City alongside Michael J. Fox and Charlie Sheen. In 2005, he played Leo Bloom in the Broadway version of Mel Brooks' The Producers, a role played by his Ferris Bueller co-star, Matthew Broderick. Ruck was cast in the pilot of the Tim Minear-created Fox Network series Drive, but did not appear in the actual series, he starred in one episode of the Comedy Central sitcom Stella as Richard, a man looking for work. He starred in the season two Scrubs episode "My Lucky Day" as a patient, played reporter Steve Jacobson on the ESPN miniseries The Bronx Is Burning.
In 1998, Ruck guest starred in the fifth episode of the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon as the NASA engineer Tom Dolan. In 2006, Ruck guest starred in a single episode of Stargate Atlantis called "The Real World" and, in 2007, as unscrupulous property developer Albert Bunford in an episode of Medium. In the 2007 comedy Kickin' It Old Skool, he appears as Dr. Frye, a possible connection to Cameron Frye. Ruck played the part of a ghost of a family man in the 2008 film Ghost Town starring Ricky Gervais. In 2009, he had a minor role as a married man named Frank in an episode of Cougar Town. In his role, he has problems with his marriage due to a crush he had long ago on Jules, played by Courteney Cox. Ruck has a small role in the 2008 M. Night Shyamalan film, The Happening, he played the role of Dean Bowman in the college fraternity drama, Greek. He appeared in a guest role as a manic geologist in an episode of Eureka. Additionally, he plays Mr. Cooverman in Beth Cooper. In 2009, Ruck filmed the medical drama Extraordinary Measures in Portland, with star Harrison Ford.
Ruck appeared as a bank robber in a season three episode of the USA Network series Psych, as a lawyer in season five of the ABC series Boston Legal. He guest starred as Martin, a magazine reporter, on an episode of Ruby & the Rockits entitled "We Are Family?". In 2010, Ruck was cast as a lead character in Persons Unknown, he guest-starred on the television show Fringe as a scientist turned criminal, in the NCIS: Los Angeles season two episode "Borderline", guest-starred as ex-money laundering accountant turned dentist, on an episode of Justified entitled "Long in the Tooth". He appeared in the Grey's Anatomy season five episode "In The Midnight Hour". In 2012, Ruck was cast in the ABC Family series Bunheads as the husband to Sutton Foster's character, Michelle. In 2013, he appeared in NCIS, guest-starring in the season 11 episode, "Gut Check". In autumn 2016, Ruck began a 10-episode run as Henry Rance, the husband of Angela Rance, better known as the adult Regan MacNeil, the tortured girl, possessed by a demon in the 1973 hit film The Exorcist.
This Fox TV adaptation is "inspired by" the 1971 William Peter Blatty best-selling novel. In this update, the demon that tortured Regan/Angela as a
Rugby union gameplay
Rugby union is a contact sport that consists of two teams of fifteen players. The objective is to obtain more points than the opposition through scoring tries or kicking goals over eighty minutes of playing time; the Play is started with one team drop kicking the ball from the halfway line towards the opposition. The rugby ball can be moved up the field by either kicking it. However, when passing the ball it can only be thrown backward; the opposition can stop players moving up the field by tackling them. Only players carrying the ball can be tackled and once a tackle is completed the opposition can compete for the ball. Play continues until a try is scored, the ball crosses the side line or dead-ball line, or an infringement occurs. After a team scores points, the non-scoring team restarts the game at the halfway with a drop kick towards the opposition; the team with the most points at the end wins the game. A typical passage of rugby union takes the following form. Unlike rugby league and gridiron football, possession of the ball in rugby union is contestable at any time by both teams – there is no separate'offense' and'defense'.
The team which has possession of the ball at any given time will try to keep it, while the other team will try to recapture it, or at least deny the team in possession the chance to attack and/or force it to kick the ball away or commit an error. One team will gain possession of the ball, either from the kick-off, a restart kick or a set piece; the need to maintain possession means the team with the ball will seek to progress towards the opposition by running forward while carrying the ball. The ball may be thrown from one player to another but must not be thrown forward, towards the opposition dead-ball line. Any teammate ahead of the ball-carrier must not interfere with play. So American football style-blocking is forbidden, although tackling or obstructing a player who does not have the ball is against the laws anyway, whether or not the tackling player is offside; the team not in possession attempts to stop the ball-carrier by grabbing and bringing them to ground. A tackled player, once having been brought to ground, must pass or release the ball, allowing the two teams to contest possession of the loose ball.
Play does not stop unless there is an infringement of the Laws, the ball/ball-carrier leaves the field of play, the ball becomes unplayable after a tackle, or the attacking team scores points by either touching the ball over the goal-line or drop-kicking the ball over the crossbar. If the ball or ball-carrier goes into touch, the game restarts with a line-out. If the game stops due to an infringement, play restarts with either a scrum, free kick or penalty kick to the non-infringing team. Players can run with the ball in any direction they want; however they cannot use a teammate to obstruct the opposition. This occurs when they run around or into one of their own players and in the process prevent a defender from tackling them. Defending teams can run anywhere they want as long as they do not start from an offside position. Offside lines are behind the last foot at a ruck, maul or tackle or five and ten metres back from scrums and lineouts respectively. If the ball is kicked, players from the kicking team cannot run forward until they have been passed by the kicker or someone behind the kicker.
Forwards tend to run straight and hard at the opposition, while the backs run at gaps between players or use speed and guile to run around them. In modern games of rugby some backs can be as big as forwards and attempt to break through the defensive line using brute force and many forwards possess the running skills of backs. Players run straight at the opposition with the aim of either breaking the tackle or getting forward momentum from which to set up another attack. If they are close to the try line they can drive in low to aid grounding the ball. Players can try to break through tackles by spinning after making contact or by using the hand not carrying the ball to fend off the defender. A player could try to get around a defender by stepping, swerving, or goose-stepping past them. To sidestep a defender, the attacking player takes a wide step in one direction while running forward and shifts their body weight in the opposite direction. If successful the defender will be off balance; when swerving, an attacker runs straight at the defender, but before making contact accelerates and sways to the outside.
Although similar to a side step, the swerve involves less sideways movement, but results in less loss of speed. The goose-step is a move made famous by David Campese and involves slowing down while running on the outside of the opponent, causing them to slow, before accelerating away; the ball can not be thrown forward. The opposing team is awarded a scrum if the ball is unintentionally thrown forward or if it is knocked forward from a player's hand or arm – although doing so deliberately results in a penalty. An exception is if a player knocks the ball forward in attempting to block an opponent's kick – a'charge down'. Passing is an integral part of rugby union, as it allows the ball to be and distributed to teammates; the backs are the major participants of passes, they a
Sean Price was an American rapper and member of the hip hop collective Boot Camp Clik. He was half of the duo Heltah Skeltah, performing under the name Ruckus, along with partner Rock. Growing up in the borough of Brooklyn, Price was a member of the gang the Decepticons in high school. A member of the underground hip hop collective Boot Camp Clik, Price first appeared on Smif-N-Wessun's 1995 album Dah Shinin', he would soon resurface in 1996 as one half of the critically acclaimed Brooklyn duo Heltah Skeltah, who released their debut album Nocturnal on Duck Down Records that year. Heltah Skeltah would go on to release two more albums, 1998's Magnum Force and 2008's D. I. R. T.. In the 2000s, Price established himself as a strong force in the underground hip hop community. In 2005, he released his first solo album Monkey Barz, to critical acclaim, he followed this in 2007 with Jesus Price Supastar and Mic Tyson in 2012. Songs in the Key of Price, a mixtape recorded before Price's death, was released posthumously on August 21, 2015.
In 2011, Price was a judge on the Ultimate MC TV show alongside Royce da 5'9", Planet Asia, Pharoahe Monch. Price was interviewed on the online series Grand Angel TV in 2008 and 2010, with Paid Dues performance footage alongside Boot Camp Clik and Dru Ha, respectively. In 2011, he formed the group Random Axe with producer Black Milk, he had a planned collaborative album with rapper Ill Bill in the works, called The Pill. On August 8, 2015, Price died at the age of 43. Details were not available, but a statement from his reps confirmed his death, while adding that he died in his sleep. "It is with beyond a heavy heart that Duck Down Music is sadly confirming that Sean Price passed away early this morning in his Brooklyn apartment, August 8th, 2015," read the statement. "The cause of death is unknown, but it was reported that he died in his sleep. He's survived by his wife, his three children." Price was the cousin of Roc-A-Fella Records rapper Memphis Bleek. He was close friends with actor Ryan Phillippe.
Price lived in Brooklyn. He was a Muslim, having converted in 2009. Studio albums Monkey Barz Jesus Price Supastar Random Axe Mic Tyson Imperius Rex Duck Down Records website Sean Price on IMDb
Rugby league gameplay
Like most forms of modern football, rugby league football is played outdoors on a rectangular grass field with goals at each end that are to be attacked and defended by two opposing teams. The rules of rugby league have changed over the decades since rugby football split into the league and union codes; this article details the modern form of the game and how it is played today, however rules do vary between specific competitions. A game of rugby league consists of two forty-minute halves, played by two teams on a rectangular grass field of 120 metres in length and 58–68 metres in width depending on the individual ground. In the middle of the field is the 50-metre "halfway" line; each side of the field, on either side of the 50-metre line, is identical. 10 metres from the 50-metre line is the 40-metre line, followed by the 30, 20, 10-metre and goal or'try' lines. This makes up 100 metres of field, used for general play. At the middle of each goal line is a set of goal posts in the shape of the letter'H', used for point scoring from kicks.
Six to twelve metres beyond each goal-line is the dead ball line. The area between these two lines is called the in-goal area, varies from field to field; the dead ball lines and the touch-lines make up the boundary of the field of play. If the ball touches the ground on or beyond any of these lines, the ball is said to be dead and play must be restarted; this is done by one of two ways - if the ball goes dead play restarts at the 20 metre line. If it goes into touch, a scrum is played. Players of rugby league all need to be physically fit and tough because of the game's fast pace and the expansive size of the playing-field as well as the inherently rough physical contact involved. Depending on their exact role or position, a player's size, strength and/or speed can provide different advantages. Effective teamwork is extremely important as all players must work in concert with each other if they are to be successful. After a coin toss with the two captains and referee, the winner elects to either kick off or receive the kick off and chooses which end of the field to attack for the first half.
Play commences once the ball has been kicked off from the ground in the centre of the field by one team to the other. The longer and higher the kick, the more advantageous, as this forces the team receiving the ball to return it from deeper within their own territory; however a kick, too long or misdirected and goes out of the field of play without first bouncing in it results in a penalty being awarded to the non-kicking team from the halfway line. Conversely though if the kickoff exits the field of play after a bounce or more, the kicking team receives possession at the point of entry. A short kick off may be employed to regain possession, but it must travel at least beyond the 10 metre line; each team is responsible for defending their end of the field, they take turns throughout a game at defending and attacking. At half-time, the teams have a 10-minute break swap ends before resuming play; the team with possession of the football is the team in attack. The primary aim of this team is to'work' the ball out from their own end of the field, into a more favourable position towards the opposition's end, score a try by grounding the ball in the opposition's in-goal area or on the goal line.
In some circumstances the team in attack may opt to kick a one-point drop goal instead of attempting to score a try. Scoring will at least involve first gaining field position and, in the case of scoring a try, will certainly involve breaking the opposition's defensive line; the objective of the defensive side is to prevent the team in possession from scoring and obtaining their shorter term objectives. The defensive team carries out these objectives by: maintaining the defensive line providing last-ditch defenders preventing a tryFavourable field position is an important aim in rugby league, a goal present in the minds of players at all times. Possession of the ball is the primary aim of each team; when in possession the aim is to maintain possession and score by running in packs and trying to minimise ball-handling errors and penalties conceded. When not in possession the aim is to prevent the opposition from scoring, prevent or reduce the incidence of the opposition carrying the ball forward, to gain possession of the ball.
There are four ways to score points in rugby league: tries and conversions, penalty goals and drop goals. The try is the primary means of scoring in rugby league. To score a try, the ball must be placed with controlled downward pressure on the goal line or in the in-goal area between the goal line and the dead ball line using the hand, forearm or torso area; this is referred to as grounding the football. If the player scoring the try is being tackled at the same time, the try must be completed before or at the moment the tackle is completed; when it is deemed that a try would have been scored were it not for a rule infringement of a defending player, a penalty try can be awarded directly under the goal posts regardless of where the offence took place. Because of the certainty the referee must have that the try "would have" been scored, penalty tries are uncommon. More uncommon are 8-Point tries
Calvin Woodrow Ruck CM was an anti-racism activist and a member of the Senate of Canada. He was born in Nova Scotia. Ruck's life has been documented in a book entitled Winds of Change: Life and Legacy of Calvin W. Ruck, penned by his granddaughter, Lindsay Ruck, he held a number of positions within the Nova Scotia Association for the Advancement of Coloured People and was a member for most of his adult life. In the 1950s and 1960s, he organized campaigns against businesses in the Dartmouth area, including barber shops, which refused to serve black people, he worked with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission from 1981 to 1986. He campaigned tirelessly for the Canadian Government to recognize the heroics of Jeremiah Jones during the Battle of Vimy Ridge. 1979: Received diploma from the Maritime School of Social Work at Dalhousie University. The School of Social Work now awards a Calvin W. Ruck scholarship yearly. 1992: Awarded the Governor General's Commemorative Medal in 1992 for his work in the community.
1994: Named to the Order of Canada. In 1998, he was appointed to the Senate of Canada by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, where he served until reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75 in 2000, he died at his home in Ottawa on October 19, 2004 at the age of 79. Ruck published two books about Canada's No. 2 Construction Battalion, the only all-black battalion to serve in World War I: Canada's Black Battalion: No. 2 Construction, 1916-1920 The black battalion: 1916-1920: Canada's best kept military secret Black Nova Scotians Calvin Ruck – Parliament of Canada biography
Ruckman (Australian rules football)
In Australian rules football, a ruckman or ruckwoman is a tall and athletic player who contests at centre bounces and stoppages. The ruckman is one of the most important players on the field, they are key to coaching strategy and winning centre clearances which result in the most goal kicking opportunities. The role of the ruckman in Australian rules is similar to a lock in rugby union contesting a line-out; the key differences are that with the exception of boundary throw-ins, the ball is always thrown straight up high into the air rather than horizontally, so in this respect, the ruckman is similar to a basketball centre. The ruckman needs to be able to control the ball by palm fist with outstretched arms. Unlike rugby, the ruckman is not assisted by teammates. Australian football rucking involves vigorous mid-air collisions with the opposing ruckman. With no offside or knock on rules, the ruckman can tap the ball in any direction. Before a bounce down or ball up, ruckmen confer with the onballers to pre-determine the direction of the tap so that they can position themselves to best receive it to the team's advantage.
The ruckman is the tallest player on either team. A typical professional Australian Football League ruckman is over 200 cm or 6'7; when a ruckman beats his opponent by contacting the ball, it is called a hit out and measured as a statistic and performance indicator of effective ruckwork. Although the ruckman is the primary player to score hit-outs, sometimes tall key position players fill in for the ruckman around the ground if the ruckman cannot run to make the contest in time. Rucking is one of the most physically demanding positions on the ground, both in terms of fitness and body contact; as a result of the high level of physical contact of clashing with opponents in the air, many ruckmen have large physiques or bulk up to prevent injury. As well, due to the use of knees when jumping, many ruckmen wear protective thigh and shin padding, whereas players in other positions do. Coaches field more than one ruckman and rotate them due to the physical pressure of the position and the endurance of having to run to ruck contests around the ground.
Ruckmen are sometimes classified by their style of play, although many players alternate styles during a game based on strategy, the style of an opponent, their physical attributes and versatility. A tap ruckman is the most high jumping of styles. Players using this style will deftly palm the ball directly down to the advantage of a smaller teammate or rover making their hitouts the most effective. WAFL and VFL great Polly Farmer is considered to be one of the best all-time ruckmen of this style; the AFL's Aaron Sandilands is a good current example. A mobile ruckman describes a ruckman that covers a lot of ground. Sometime this type of ruckman is not as tall, as big, or effective at hit outs, but may possess a high leap and a greater athletic endurance. Against less mobile ruckman, this type of player can compensate with an ability to take more marks around the ground playing as a tall ruck rover and sometimes with the additional ability to kick goals while playing from the midfield or drop back into defence when required.
Jim Stynes was one of the first modern ruckmen in this mould. A thump ruckman practices a more physical style of rucking; the player is of a larger and/or taller build and uses brute force to take their opponent out of the contest and punch the ball forward going for distance and penetration into their attacking zone. These players are slower around the ground, as such are sometimes referred to as dinosaurs and sometimes criticised for a lack of skill around the ground; this type of ruckwork is rarer in the modern game, more so at its highest level. At the beginning of 2003, the AFL rules were changed so that ruckman must stand at opposite sides and run towards each other; this change affected thump ruckmen especially. Ruckmen are used by coaches strategically. Using tandem ruckmen known as third man up, is a tactic employed around the ground as a set play strategy; as only one ruckman from each side can be used at centre bounces, this tactic is restricted to boundary throw-ins and bounces. It involves a second tall or high jumping player from one of the sides contesting the ruck when the taller ruckmen are wrestling at ground level or ineffective in getting a clear tap away.
The tactic has become popular during the 2015 season. It results in a thump forward to keep the ball moving towards goal, as it is difficult for the shorter player contesting the ruck to aim a tap; this is because they are not able to be assisted by lifting and can be put off balance in the air when jumping over the top of ruckmen. Additionally, by committing an extra player to the ruck contest, there is one less player from that team around the contest - though this can have the effect of opening up space for more creative roving players; some key position players are designated secondary ruckmen for boundary throw-ins and will sometimes be used in tandem ruckwork. During kick-ins the ruckman can sometimes be a designated target. With extra height it is difficult for opposition players to take marks against them and they are an easier target to spot in a cluster. In a contested situation, the ruckman may be instructed to bring the ball to ground, so that the smaller rovers or crumbers on their team know to attack the ball from front and square position to gain possession.
Ruckmen are sometimes dropped into the goal
Amy Roberta Ruck, Mrs. Oliver Onions was an Indian-born Welsh writer of over 90 romance novels from 1905 to 1972, she wrote short stories, an autobiography and two memoir-style works. Born Amy Roberta Ruck on 2 August 1878 in Murree, British India, as one of the eight children of Eleanor D'Arcy and Colonel Arthur Ashley Ruck, a British army officer; the family moved to Wales. Bernard Darwin, the golf writer and grandchild of Charles Darwin, was her cousin. Many of her letters and manuscripts are archived in the National Library of Wales. On 1909, she married Oliver Onions, they had two sons: William. Her husband changed his name to George Oliver in 1918, but continued to publish under the name Oliver Onions, she was widowed in 1961, died in Aberdyfi on 11 August 1978, just nine days after her 100th birthday. As Berta Ruck began to contribute short stories and serials to magazines from 1905, she published her first novel, His Official Fiancée in 1914, the subject of two films: His Official Fiancée, silent film directed by Robert G. Vignola and Hans officiella fästmö, Swedish movie directed by Nils Jerring.
Works by Berta Ruck at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Berta Ruck at Internet Archive National Library of Wales, Berta Ruck MSS