click links in text for more info

Sabine Baring-Gould

The Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould of Lew Trenchard in Devon, was an Anglican priest, antiquarian, folk song collector and eclectic scholar. His bibliography consists of more than 1240 publications, his family home, the manor house of Lew Trenchard, near Okehampton, has been preserved as he had it rebuilt and is now a hotel. He is remembered as a writer of hymns, the best-known being "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and "Now the Day Is Over", he translated the carol "Gabriel's Message" from the Basque language to English. Sabine Baring-Gould was born in the parish of St Sidwell, Exeter, on 28 January 1834, he was the eldest son and heir of Edward Baring-Gould, lord of the manor of Lew Trenchard, a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant of Devon a lieutenant in the Madras Light Cavalry, by his first wife, Sophia Charlotte Bond, daughter of Admiral Francis Godolphin Bond, Royal Navy. Sabine's paternal grandfather was William Baring, JP, DL, who in 1795 had assumed by royal licence the additional surname and arms of Gould, in accordance with the terms of his inheritance of the manor of Lew Trenchard from his mother Margaret Gould and eventual heiress in her issue of William Drake Gould of Lew Trenchard.

The Gould family was descended from a certain John Gold, a crusader present at the siege of Damietta in 1217 who for his valour was granted in 1220 by Ralph de Vallibus an estate at Seaborough in Somerset. Margaret Gould was the wife of Charles Baring of Courtland in the parish of Exmouth, whose monument survives in Lympstone Church, 4th son of Johann Baring, of Larkbeare House, Exeter, a German immigrant apprenticed to an Exeter wool merchant, younger brother of Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, John Baring of Mount Radford, which latter two established the London merchant house of John and Francis Baring Company, which became Barings Bank. Sabine was named after the family of his grandmother, Diana Amelia Sabine, wife of William Baring-Gould, daughter of Joseph Sabine of Tewin and sister of the Arctic explorer General Sir Edward Sabine; because the family spent much of his childhood travelling round Europe, most of his education was by private tutors. He only spent about two years in formal schooling, first at King's College School in London and for a few months, at King's School, Warwick.

Here his time was ended by a bronchial disease of the kind, to plague him throughout his long life. His father considered his ill-health as a good reason for another European tour. In 1852 he was admitted to Cambridge University, earning the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in 1857 Master of Arts in 1860 from Clare College, Cambridge. In September 1853 he informed Nathaniel Woodard of his desire to be ordained, he taught for only ten days at one of Woodard's boys' boarding schools in Sussex, Lancing College, but moved to another, Hurstpierpoint College, where he stayed from 1857 to 1864. While there he was responsible for several subjects languages and science, he designed the ironwork of the bookcases in the boys' library, as well as painting the window jambs with scenes from the "Canterbury Tales" and the "Faery Queen", he took Holy Orders in 1864, became the curate at Horbury Bridge, West Riding of Yorkshire. It was while acting as a curate that he met Grace Taylor, the daughter of a mill hand aged fourteen.

In the next few years they fell in love. His vicar, John Sharp, arranged for Grace to live for two years with relatives in York to learn middle-class manners. Baring-Gould, relocated to become perpetual curate at Dalton, near Thirsk, he and Grace were married in 1868 at Wakefield. Their marriage lasted until her death 48 years and the couple had 15 children, all but one of whom lived to adulthood; when he buried his wife in 1916 he had carved on her tombstone the Latin motto Dimidium Animae Meae. Baring-Gould spent ten years there. In 1872 his father died and he inherited the 3,000-acre family estates of Lew Trenchard in Devon, which included the gift of the living of Lew Trenchard parish; when the living became vacant in 1881, he was able to appoint himself to it, becoming parson as well as squire. He did a great deal of work restoring St Peter's Church, Lew Trenchard, remodelled his home, Lew Trenchard Manor. Baring-Gould regarded his principal achievement to be the collection of folk songs that he made with the help of the ordinary people of Devon and Cornwall.

His first book of songs and Ballads of the West, was published in four parts between 1889 and 1891. The musical editor for this collection was Henry Fleetwood Sheppard, though some of the songs included were noted by Baring-Gould's other collaborator Frederick Bussell. Baring-Gould and Sheppard produced a second collection named A Garland of Country Songs during 1895. A new edition of Songs of the West was proposed for publication in 1905. Sheppard had died in 1901, so the folk song collector Cecil Sharp was invited to undertake the musical editorship for the new edition. Sharp and Baring-Gould collaborated on English Folk Songs for Schools during 1907; this collection of 53 songs was used in British schools for the next 60 years. Although he had to modify the words of some songs which were too rude for the time, he left his original manuscripts for future students of folk song, thereby preserving many beautiful pieces of music and their lyrics which migh

Keith Cunningham

Keith Cunningham or "K. C." is a multi award-winning Irish Radio Presenter and Radio Programmer. As of July 2019, Presenter of KC & Ross in the Morning and KC and Ross in the Morning ‘The Highlight Show’ on Cork’s 96FM. KC & Ross in the Morning airs from 6am-9am on weekdays and KC & Ross in the Morning ’The Highlight Show‘ airs from 9am-10am every Saturday. After 4 years with 100-102 Today FM and commuting from Cork to Dublin each week, he left the station to return home to his young family. Cunningham announced he would return to Cork's Red FM as part of a major over haul of the radio station which saw Neil Prendeville leave Corks 96 FM. Cunningham joined Cork’s Red FM in 2014 to present The KC Show alongside Jason Coughlan. Cunning left Cork’s Red FM in 2017 to present The KC Show alongside Ross Browne. Cunningham started his radio career with garden shed pirate giant Kiss FM back in 1992/93, he was introduced to pirate radio by his close friend Tony Gallagher. In 1998 he won the 2fm DJ for a day competition.

The prize was a trip to the N. B. C. Studios in New York to present two live hotline shows with Dusty Rhodes, he studied broadcasting and journalism in Dublin for two years before returning to Castlebar to launch Mayo's first 24-hour pirate station, Power FM. This station relayed Virgin Radio by day. Power FM was operated from a tiny apartment in Castlebar for the summer of 1999 and broadcast to Mayo using a Veronica FM 250W stereo transmitter and a three element beam antenna giving the station over 900 Watts of power; the studio was raided by the Guards in August 1999 after they had received intelligence of "activity involving lots of young males and loud dance music". The authorities allowed the radio station to continue on the grounds of reasonable noise control. Cunningham caused some controversy with local religious groups after he used an image of the Virgin Mary with superimposed headphones and the slogan "Power FM the immaculate reception" in a poster campaign for the radio station. In 2000, Cunningham was offered a full-time position with local radio station MWR FM working as an outside broadcast engineer and part-time commercial producer.

From there he moved to Galway Bay FM where at 21 he was the youngest full-time breakfast show host on Irish radio and increased the ratings by 40% - he was subsequently sacked after he "forgot to get up" a few times. He joined Dublin's FM 104 in 2000 as their weekend breakfast show presenter where he remained until he transferred to the newly opened "Cork's RedFM". Cunningham started at Cork's Red FM presenting DYP OFF, a four-hour dance music show featuring commercial and underground tracks; the early part of the show featured classic commercial dance hits. Between 8-10 pm the show played underground guest mixes. At that time he was in-house producing the Irish edition of Pete Tongs essential selection from the B. B. C. and Roger Sanchez international show Release yourself, both of which aired on RedFM on Friday nights. In 2004 KC continued to present dance show formats, he appeared in the radio industry Xtrax magazine in their "one to watch" feature, was positioned in the Xtrax Awards "Irish radio presenter of the year top 5" in 2004, 2005 and 2007.

The Sunday business post published a digital audio production's top ten radio talent index in 2005, KC was positioned at No 2 after R. T. E.'s Ryan Tubridy. In 2005, after the departure of Charlie Wolfe, Cunningham took over The Red Rooster Breakfast Show presenting the show on his own. Here he teamed up with female co-host Viv Crowley, the main producer of the show until she left a year later. Steven Cooper left soon after due to family commitments. Mark Linehan joined The Red Rooster Breakfast Show after sending in a comedy song based on Irish politician Jim McDaid, who at the time was embraced in controversy over a drink driving arrest. From 2007 until the end of the show in 2010, the KC & Lenny formula brought The Red Rooster Breakfast Show to the number 1 rated breakfast show in Cork for under 35s, beating 2fm, Today FM, 96fm's breakfast shows; the show won several P. P. I. radio awards, winning best breakfast show in Ireland for 2008 & 2009. KC won " Music broadcaster of the year" in 2007 and the P.

P. I. Award for "Best on air promotion". I. M. R. O. Best Breakfast Show - Silver Winner 2018 P. P. I. Best Breakfast Show - Gold Winner 2017 Xtrax radio magazine - Irish presenter of the year - top 5 2005, 2006, 2008 P. P. I. Best Breakfast Show - Silver Winner 2015 P. P. I. Best Breakfast Show -Silver Winner 2014 P. P. I. Music Broadcaster of the year - Silver Winner 2013 P. P. I. Muti Platform Show - Silver Winner 2013 P. P. I. Music Program General, Winner 2010 P. P. I. Music Broadcaster of the year - Silver Winner 2010 P. P. I. Best Breakfast Show, Winner 2009 P. P. I. Best Breakfast Show, Winner 2008 P. P. I. Music Broadcaster of the year - Silver Winner- 2009 P. P. I. Music Broadcaster of the year - Winner - 2007 P. P. I. Best on air promotion - Winner 2008 Meteor award - Best Regional presenter - Winner 2008

Carl Gans

Carl Gans was a German-born American zoologist and herpetologist. Gans, Jewish, was born in Germany. While a teenager in 1939, he was able to escape Nazi Germany by fleeing to the United States, where he completed his education, he attended George Washington High School in New York City. In 1944 he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering at New York State University, in 1950 an MS in Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University. In 1957 he received a PhD in Biology from Harvard University. From 1947 to 1955 Gans worked as an engineer. From 1957 to 1958 he was a Fellow in Biology at the University of Florida. From 1958 to 1971 he taught biology at the State University of Buffalo. From on he was Professor of Biology at the University of Michigan, he retired in 1988. Gans was editor of the Biology of the Reptilia a 23-volume work published from 1969 to 2009. Working in the scientific field of herpetology, Gans described 22 new species of reptiles, 4 new species of amphibians. Gans is commemorated in the scientific names of several reptiles: Amphisbaena carlgansi, Amphisbaena carli, Amphisbaena cegei, Cynisca gansi, Cyrtodactylus gansi, Dasypeltis gansi, Eutropis gansi, Lankascincus gansi.

Adler, Kraig. "Carl Gans and the Integrative Biology of Reptiles". Herpetological Review 41: 142-144. Bauer, Aaron M.. "Reminiscenses of Carl Gans". Herp. Rev. 41: 147-148. Bell, Christopher J.. "Carl Gans: The Austin Years 1997–2009". Herp. Rev. 41: 148-150. Northcutt, R. Glenn. "Carl Gans: The Ann Arbor Years". Herp. Rev. 41: 147. Rosenberg, Herb. "Carl Gans: The Buffalo Years of 1961–1967". Herp. Rev. 41: 144-147

Stiven De Johnston

Stiven De Johnston is said to have been the founder of the Johnsons of Hilton. Stiven is first recorded in a genealogical account of the Johnsons of Hilton, he is said to have lived during the reign of King David II, meaning that he was alive between 1331 and 1368. Johnston lived in Scotland during this time, he is said to have been the brother of the laird of Johnston considering that he shared the same surname and was able to procure a position of power in Aberdeenshire. Throughout his life he was known as the "clerk" due to his love of research, his knowledge earned him a secretary position to the Earl of Mar during this period of time. Stiven de Johnston married to the heiress of the Garioch. Through his marriage he obtained a variety of land including Caskieben and Kinburn, he renamed the lands. This started the Johnston aristocracy in Aberdeenshire, their marriage produced multiple offspring including John de Johnston who went on to rule the family as a patriarch following the death of Stiven de Johnston.

Stiven de Johnston is considered to have started the Johnstons of Hilton clan in eastern and northern Scotland, although there is still some debate as the Johnstons of Hilton name at Hutton Hall was not formally adopted until the 17th century. Considering that Stiven de Johnston was the first recorded property owner in Aberdeenshire with a last name of Johnston along with the substantial amount of land that he owned began the creation of multiple Johnston Scottish clans which spread throughout Scotland, his role as a patriarch through the acquisition of Scottish lands allowed the Johnston surname to spread through areas other than just the lowlands

Kader Camara

Kader Camara is a Guinean football player who plays for Etzella Ettelbruck in the Luxembourg National Division. In 2003, Camara was part of Cercle Brugge, the team that became Belgian Second Division champions, thus achieving promotion to the highest level of Belgian football. Among Camara's for teams are Vitesse, RC Harelbeke, Dessel Sport and Beringen-Heusden-Zolder, he played five seasons for Azerbaijan Premier League side Gabala from July 2007. Camara returned to Gabala following, six months with Olimpik-Shuvalan, in February 2010, he was part of the Guinean 2004 African Nations Cup team, who finished second in their group in the first round of competition, before losing in the quarter finals to Mali. He played 12 minutes of the 1-1 group game against Rwanda, coming on as a substitute for Abdoul Salam Sow; as of 13 December 2013 Kader Camara player info at the official Cercle Brugge website


Vitacress Salads Ltd. is an agriculture company headquartered in St Mary Bourne, Hampshire, England. It is a owned subsidiary of Portugal-based company Grupo RAR; the company, founded in the 1950s by Malcolm Isaac, is Europe's largest provider of watercress, grows and packages washed rocket and other baby salad greens. Beyond salad, the company produces and distributes freshly harvested new potatoes. In addition to the UK, Vitacress has its own farms in Spain. Vitacress supplies retailers and foodservice operators in several markets; the company, was founded in 1951 by Malcolm Isaac. In 1959, the watercress cultivation estate of Eliza James, known as'the Watercress Queen of Covent Garden', was sold to Vitacress Salads Ltd. In addition to the UK, Vitacress started operations in Spain. Vitacress supplied retailers in the UK under their own brand. In Portugal and Spain, in order to diversify the risk and as a way to combat the slowing of the UK Washed & Ready To Eat salad market, Vitacress decided to launch its own brand.

In 2007 Vitacress employed around 1,000 people. On July 1 2008, Portuguese company RAR Group bought Vitacress for £52.5 Million. Grupo RAR Official website