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Scott Williams (rugby player)

Scott Williams is a Welsh international rugby union player who plays for the Ospreys in the Pro14 league. Born in Carmarthen, Williams attended Coleg Sir Gar, is a fluent Welsh speaker, he played for Whitland RFC before joining Llanelli RFC. In 2009, Williams joined the Scarlets, he has represented Wales U16,U18 and U20. It was announced on 9 May 2011 that Williams, along with 8 other Scarlets players, was in the Wales senior team against the Barbarians on 4 June 2011, he made his full international debut as a second-half replacement. Williams was named in Wales' provisional 45 man provisional World Cup squad, completing training camps in Spala, Poland. After impressive performances off the bench against England at Twickenham and the Millennium Stadium, Williams was chosen as one of four centres in the final 30 man squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Williams' performances once again impressed with the Scarlets centre scoring four tries - in the process Wales finished 4th. Replaced the injured Jamie Roberts at half-time at Twickenham 25 February 2012 in Wales' third Six Nations victory against England.

Scored solo try from the half-way line. This try proved pivotal in Wales' victory and them winning the Grand Slam. Llanelli RFC Profile Wales profile

The Priory School, Shrewsbury

The Priory School is a secondary school with academy status in the market town of Shrewsbury, England. The school was opened in September 1939 and became a Business and Enterprise College in 2003, with the addition of Applied GCSE courses to the curriculum; the Priory was a girls' grammar school, but has since become a mixed non-selective school. The Business and Enterprise training centre was opened in September 2004 and became an Enterprise Hub in April 2006, was awarded High Performing Specialist School status at the start of the academic year 2007–08; the school has no sixth form, but is in partnership with the Shrewsbury Colleges' Group, created by the merging of the two main local further education institutions, which the large majority of pupils go on to attend. The school was granted Academy status in June 2012, giving it independence from the Local Education Authority and the ability to manage its own affairs with direct government funding, it became a multi-academy trust in 2016 with St Martins.

In 2013, an Ofsted inspection report rated the school as'outstanding' in all four categories, making the school the top performing in the county by Ofsted's criteria. Each of the school's six houses, named after famous people from or associated with Shropshire, battles it out for the'House Cup', received by the house with the most points at the end of the house year, they are called Acton, Clive, Darwin and Webb. This runs from the start of the summer term to the end of the following spring term, so pupils in Year 11 are always still at school when the cup is awarded; every year the school holds a variety concert organised and presented by Year 11 Drama and Music Officials, with support from the Head of Drama and Music. It was known as the Eisteddfod but was renamed the'Pro Show' in 2005; the event showcases dancing, bands, drama sketches and stand-up comedy, all performed by pupils. In 2014, a new video category was introduced, allowing pupils to be awarded for multimedia creations. Since introducing Drama GCSE into the curriculum, the school has produced and cast many theatre productions.

These are performed to a public audience in the second week of November. In 2002 there was a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 2003 Grease, 2004 Oliver!, 2005 Our Day Out, 2006 The Crucible, 2007 Les Misérables, 2008, Jesus Christ Superstar, 2009 West Side Story. For 2010, a talent show in much the same vein as the Pro Show was produced; this was to remember and celebrate the life of Mr. Steve Pashley, a former English and Drama teacher at the Priory School who died in May 2010. Acts were performed in honour of him. In 2011, the school performed Return to the Forbidden Planet and in 2012 performed Little Shop of Horrors. In 2013, the school put to great critical success. In 2014, The Priory performed Fame. In 2016, The Priory performed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Wiz in 2017. Neil Edmond, actor Kevin Seabury, footballer Priory School Website Performance tables

Umberto Valenti

Umberto "The Ghost" Valenti was a Sicilian-born New York City gangster and prominent member of the D'Aquila crime family during the 1910s. He is confused with Rocco Valenti, a Camorra gunman of the same era. Valenti was born in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto and immigrated to America in 1910. After settling in the Lower East Side of New York, he joined the Mafia family led by capo di tutti capi Salvatore D'Aquila, he was said to have been the shooter in the May 1914 murder of D'Aquila's chief rival, Italian Harlem mobster Fortunato Lomonte, After this successful hit, Valenti became known as D'Aquila's chief assassin. By the beginning of Prohibition, Valenti was considered one of the best gunmen in New York. During this period, Umberto Valenti had run afoul of his boss, Salvatore D'Aquila, was one of twelve men marked for death. Valenti fled to Sicily for a time. Upon his return to America in January 1922, Valenti attempted to make amends with D'Aquila by eliminating his chief rival, Vincenzo Terranova.

On May 7, 1922, the boss of the Morello/Terranova crime family, was killed in a drive-by shooting near his E. 116th Street home. Valenti was believed to have been responsible. Mere hours Terranova's underboss Silva Tagliagamba was fatally wounded in Lower Manhattan by Valenti and gunmen working for him; the next day and some of his men attacked the new boss of the rival Terranova family, Joe Masseria. Valenti found Masseria and his bodyguards on Grand Street "within a block of Police Headquarters"; the New York Herald reported that "When the fight was ended, the gunmen had shot four men and two women, but had not harmed each other." Masseria was arrested while fleeing the scene. On August 9, 1922, Masseria walked out of his apartment at 80 2nd Avenue, was rushed by two armed men who opened fire on him. Masseria ducked into a store at 82 2nd Avenue with the gunmen in pursuit, they shot up the inside of the store. The gunmen fled across 2nd Avenue to a getaway car idling just around the corner on E. 5th Street.

The car was a Hudson Cruiser. The gunmen jumped on the running boards as the car sped west on E. 5th Street towards the Bowery, guns blazing. The gunmen plowed through a crowd and shot randomly at the blockade, wounding six men. Masseria was found by police in his upstairs bedroom shell-shocked, he was sitting on his bed dazed, with two bullet holes through his straw hat, which he was still wearing on his head. The incident gained Masseria new respect among gangsters as "the man who can dodge bullets" and his reputation began to rise as D'Aquila's began to wane. Forty-eight hours on August 11, Umberto Valenti attended a meeting in a cafe at the corner of Second Avenue and E. 12th Street. Accounts differ as to, there. Masseria's key ally Giuseppe Morello is said to have been present. Realizing his life was in danger, Valenti burst outside as the bullets began flying. An eight-year-old girl standing nearby was wounded. Valenti managed to make it on the running board of a passing taxi before collapsing mortally wounded.

The Herald stated, "Valenti, said to be strong in his hatred of Masseria, was killed coldly and with as little compunction as one would swat a fly." Gangland lore had long held. Just after this incident, Giuseppe Masseria began being referred to as "Joe the Boss." David Critchley, The Origin of Organized Crime in America: The New York City Mafia, 1891-1931, New York: Routledge, 2008. ISBN 0-415-99030-0. Updated in "The Informer" January 2012

Paul Hemphill

Paul James Hemphill was an American journalist and author who wrote extensively about often-overlooked topics in the Southern United States such as country music, football, stock car racing and the blue collar people he met on his journeys around the South. Hemphill was born in 1936 in Birmingham, where his father was a truck driver, he attended Woodlawn High School there. He played for the Class D minor league baseball Graceville Oilers of the Alabama–Florida League but was cut from the team at the start of spring training. Hemphill played semi-pro baseball before switching to focus on college and writing, he graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute, working on the school newspaper, The Plainsman, earning a bachelor's degree in 1959. While in college, he worked as an intern at the Birmingham News, working his way up from covering little league to writing about high school sports, he was a sports reporter for papers in Augusta and Tampa, Florida before being hired in 1964 by the short-lived Atlanta Times.

His writing led to a spot as a featured columnist in the Atlanta Journal shortly thereafter, where he became a reader favorite for his reporting on people and places from the South. He resigned despite all his experiences and opportunities with the paper, having felt that "with the next column due by dawn, I had run out of gas", he started his first and most successful book, The Nashville Sound: Bright Lights and Country Music, while at Harvard University on a Nieman Fellowship, a program designed to allow journalists the time to reflect on their careers and focus on honing their skills. The book was described by The New York Times as being "generally regarded as one of the best books on country music written"; the book provided an eye on the scene around the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee at a time when country music was starting to achieve broader cultural recognition. The Good Old Boys was the first collection of his newspaper pieces, featuring items about country singers, baseball players and other assorted characters.

His 1973 novel about a minor league baseball team, Long Gone, was adapted as a 1987 movie on HBO starring Virginia Madsen and William L. Petersen. Other novels included 1985's his 1989 work King of the Road. Though Hemphill had respected his truck-driving father in his youth, he began to despise him for his unchecked racism, his relationship with his father became the basis for his 1993 book Leaving Birmingham: Notes of a Native Son. Books included the 1996 The Heart of the Game about a player for the Durham Bulls and Wheels: A Season on NASCAR's Winston Cup Circuit published in 1997, his 2005 Hank Williams biography Lovesick Blues marked a return to country music and his final book, the 2008 A Tiger Walk Through History was the story of Auburn Tigers football. Hemphill served on the faculty at Emory University, Brenau University and the University of Georgia, where he taught writing. Hemphill died at age 73 on July 2009 from throat cancer that had metastasized to his lungs, he was survived by his second wife, Susan Percy, as well as three children from his first marriage, a daughter from his second marriage and six grandchildren

Cameroon at the 2000 Summer Olympics

Cameroon competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. The men's football team won the nation's first Olympic gold medal. Women's 100m Myriam Léonie Mani Round 1 – 11.24 Round 2 – 11.23 Semifinal – 11.40 Women's 200m Myriam Léonie Mani Round 1 – 22.68 Round 2 – 22.88 Semifinal – 23.47 Women's 400m Claudine Komgang Round 1 – 51.74 Round 2 – 51.57 Mireille Nguimgo Round 1 – 51.88 Round 2 – 51.08 Semifinal – 52.03 Women's 4 × 100 m Carine Eyenga, Françoise Mbango, Anne Marie Mouri, Esther Mvondo Round 1 – 45.82 Women's Long Jump Françoise Mbango Qualifying – DNS Women's Triple Jump Françoise Mbango Qualifying – 14.13 Final – 13.53 Men's 54 kg Ngoudjo Herman Round 1 – Lost to Taalaibek Kadiraliev of Kyrgyzstan Men's 71 kg Sakio Bika Mbah Round 1 – Lost to Scott MacIntosh of Canada Men's tournament Wallechinsky, David. The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics. Toronto, Canada. ISBN 1-894963-32-6. International Olympic Committee; the Results. Retrieved 12 November 2005. Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games.

Official Report of the XXVII Olympiad Volume 1: Preparing for the Games. Retrieved 20 November 2005. Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. Official Report of the XXVII Olympiad Volume 2: Celebrating the Games. Retrieved 20 November 2005. Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games; the Results. Retrieved 20 November 2005. International Olympic Committee Web Site

Bradford County Courthouse

Bradford County Courthouse is a historic courthouse building located at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. It was built between 1896 and 1898, is a four-story, cruciform shaped building, with Classical Revival and Renaissance Revival-style design influences, it has rusticated a 50-foot diameter octagonal dome atop the roof. It features an entrance portico supported by Tuscan order columns. On the property is a modest two-story brick annex building, built in 1847-1848. On the property is a large soldiers' monument, erected about 1905, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. List of state and county courthouses in Pennsylvania Bradford County, Pennsylvania website