Sharon Lorencia Horgan is an Irish actress, writer and producer. She is best known for the comedy series Pulling and Catastrophe, both of which she starred in and co-wrote, she created the HBO comedy series Divorce. Horgan won the 2008 British Comedy Award for Best TV Actress for Pulling, while the shows 2009 hour-long final episode won the British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Drama. A seven-time BAFTA TV Award nominee, she won the 2016 BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Writer for Catastrophe, was nominated for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. Horgan has won six Irish Film and Television Awards in both acting and writing for her work on Catastrophe. Horgan has appeared in the films Valiant, Imagine Me & You, Man Up, Game Night. Horgan was born in Hackney, England, her mother, Ursula, is Irish, from County Kildare, whose parents before her originated from Midfield near the towns of Kilkelly and Swinford in County Mayo. Her father, John Horgan, is from New Zealand, ran a pub.
When she was four years old, Horgan's parents moved the family to Bellewstown, County Meath in Ireland, to run a turkey farm. One of five siblings, in interviews Horgan has described her childhood as happy, she has spoken fondly of growing up on the farm, where she helped with plucking the turkeys: “you pluck down, not up”, she once told an interviewer. Horgan used her childhood experiences for the semi-autobiographical short film The Week Before Christmas for Sky Arts 1. Horgan went to the Sacred Heart convent school in Drogheda, which she described in an interview with The Observer in December 2012 as an unhappy experience. “I didn't enjoy it at all”, she said. In her early twenties, Horgan attended various drama courses; as a young actress struggling to make ends meet she took a series of odd-jobs, including working in call centres and waitressing. For nearly two years she earned a living in a head shop in London. At the age of 27, Horgan started a degree in English and American Studies at Brunel University in west London, graduating in 2000.
Around that time, Horgan met British writer Dennis Kelly, while they were both working in youth theatre, they started writing together, producing material they sent to the BBC, for which they won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2001 for Sketch Writing and Performance. Horgan has appeared on stage and screen, her first credited appearances on television were in The State We're In and Monkey Dust, two sketch shows based on news and current affairs. She contributed material to Monkey Dust, her first named acting role on television was as Theresa O'Leary in Absolute Power, a comedy set in the world of public relations and starring Stephen Fry. In 2005, she made her big-screen debut as Beth in Imagine Me & You, a British-American romantic comedy directed by Ol Parker. Horgan made a brief appearance in BBC's Extras before appearing as a guest booker in two series of Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive on the BBC, a spoof comedy set behind the scenes of a chat show presented by Rob Brydon, she won a British Comedy Award in 2007 for Best Female Newcomer for her performance.
In 2010, Horgan appeared in The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. The US/UK comedy series was written by David Cross, who appeared as the title anti-hero, an incompetent American who takes a job leading the London sales team for an energy drink. Horgan played the café owner on whom he developed a crush. In September 2011, Horgan appeared in the world premiere of Saul Rubinek's play Terrible Advice at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London; the play set in Los Angeles and she played Delila, one half of its two warring couples. In June 2012, Horgan was part of the ensemble cast for the pilot episode of Psychobitches, shown as part of Sky Arts 1's Playhouse Presents strand. In the sketch show, famous women from history are psychoanalysed by Rebecca Front's therapist. Two series of Psychobitches followed. Horgan played a supporting role in the 2018 dark comedy film Game Night as Sarah, a newcomer to the group of friends unwittingly roped into the game. Horgan has voiced characters in the film Valiant, CBBC's Big Babies and the short film Miss Remarkable & Her Career.
She has made guest appearances in series including Moone Boy, Crackanory and on panel shows including So Wrong It's Right and We Need Answers. In May 2015, she appeared as Elaine in Man Up, a romantic comedy written by Tess Morris, starring Simon Pegg and directed by Ben Palmer. In 2017, Horgan provided the voices of Minerva Mertens in the Cartoon Network animated series Adventure Time, Courtney Portnoy in the animated series Bojack Horseman and Queen Dagmar in the animated series Disenchantment. Horgan's career breakthrough was Pulling, which she starred in, she played Donna, an irresponsible marketing manager who calls off her wedding at the last minute, one of three women sharing a flat in Penge, south London. It was noted for the consumption of alcohol. Pulling was first shown on BBC Three in 2006 repeated on BBC Two in 2008; the six-episode series became a ‘sleeper hit’, which gained iconic status with fans and was lauded by critics. A second series of six episodes ran March–April 2008 on BBC Three.
Despite good ratings and critical plaudits, Pulling was cancelle
Sharon Kips is the winner of the first edition of the Dutch X Factor, 24 February 2007. She was praised throughout the show, with high compliments from three of Holland's music experts Henk Temming, Marianne van Wijnkoop and Henkjan Smits, she beat contestants such as X6, Richy and Anja to become the eventual winner in February 2007. Her first single Heartbreak Away reached #1 in the Dutch Top 40 in the first week. In 2010 she auditioned as a "mystery"-kandidate for the Dutch version of Popstars and got through to the liveshows. In the liveshows she was one of the favorites, she placed third overall. 2007: 10 2009: Love Will Bring You Home 2007: "Heartbreak away" 2007: "Heaven Knows" 2010: "Love for Life"
Sharon Alida Maria Dijksma is a Dutch politician of the Labour Party. She is a Alderperson of Amsterdam since 30 May 2018, she was a member of the House of Representatives from 23 March 2017 until 30 May 2018. From 3 November 2015 until 26 October 2017 she was the State secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment succeeding to Wilma Mansveld who resigned from the position. Therefore, Dijksma was allowed to use the ministerial title "Minister for Agriculture" while on foreign business. Before that she was an MP from 17 June 2010 to 19 September 2012, she focused on matters of water management and home affairs. Dijksma was the State secretary for Education and Science in the Fourth Balkenende cabinet from 2007 to 2010. From 1994 to 2007, she was a member of the House of Representatives. When, on 16 May 1994, Dijksma became an MP, her age was 23 and she was the youngest MP in Dutch parliamentarian history. In 1991 she became secretary general of the Young Socialists. From 1992 to 1994 she was chairwoman of the Young Socialists.
Dijksma studied law at the University of Groningen and public administration at the University of Twente but did not finish her studies. Official S. A. M. Dijksma Parlement & Politiek
Sharon Helga Corr MBE is an Irish singer-songwriter and television personality. She is best known as a member of the pop-rock band The Corrs, which she co-founded in 1990 with her elder brother Jim and younger sisters Caroline and Andrea, she plays the violin and guitar, sings backing vocals. She began learning the violin, she is qualified to teach the violin. The Corr siblings were awarded honorary MBEs in 2005 by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of both their musical talent and their charitable work raising money for Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne, victims of the Omagh Bombing, other charities. In March of 2019, Corr was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University, in recognition of her "her exceptional contribution to education and culture". In 2012, Corr was revealed as one of the coaches on the first series of the RTÉ talent show The Voice of Ireland. On 22 March 2019, Corr was awarded an honorary Doctorate of the Open University, recognising her contribution to music and her charitable work.
The ceremony took place at the Barbican London. In July 2009, Corr was voted into first place in the Ms Twitter UK competition. On 15 July 2009, Corr appeared on This Morning, having been booked by host Phillip Schofield via Twitter, to confirm the release of a new solo single and album, her début single, "It's Not a Dream", was released on 29 August in Ireland and 31 August in the UK, with appearances at Isle of Wight, a number of other European music festivals. The album, Dream of You, was released on 13 September 2010 and comprises a number of self-penned tracks and select covers with Corr playing violin throughout, she was joined by longtime Corrs' sidemen Anthony Drennan on lead guitar, Keith Duffy on bass, Jason Duffy on drums, with orchestral arrangements by Fiachra Trench, a collaborator on four Corrs' albums. Corr embarked on the Dream of You Tour on 19 August 2011 in Aberdeen and continued through the UK and Europe, with an Australian leg added in January 2012. While on the tour she introduced a newly written track, "Edge of Nowhere", which will be included on her second album.
Corr was a coach on the second series of the RTÉ talent show The Voice of Ireland. In an interview with the Maitland Mercury in February 2012, Corr revealed that she is piecing together her second solo record. Corr finished writing the album in March 2012 and she said it may be called Catch the Moon; the title comes from the idea "of when somebody comes into your life and they utterly change yours, that you would go to any lengths for them... so you would catch the moon." However, on 21 August 2013 it was announced. Corr will embark on a world tour during the promoting time of the album, she will have tour in Germany and Indonesia as she had announced about it on the early of September 2013. She will perform in Indonesia at Jakarta Convention Center, Indonesia, on 24 September 2013 as a special guest. Rick Prize was invited to be the special guest; the Same Sun lead single called'Take a Minute' has peaked No. 11 on Irish Chart, No. 20 in France Chart. Meanwhile, Yovie Widianto was invited to play at "The Same Sun Tour" in Madrid, Spain, on November 2013 as a special guest.
"It was great to have you last night!" tweeted Corr on the late of November. The tour will be continued to Los Angeles, New York, scheduled to be held on January until February 2014. In 2001, Corr married Belfast barrister Robert Gavin Bonnar in County Clare. In a performance for BBC Radio 2, she stated, before performing the song, that she walked up the aisle to "Along with the Girls", a traditional instrumental track that featured on The Corr's first album, Not Forgotten; the couple met when she was shooting the video for "Runaway". They had their first child, son Cathal Robert Gerard, on 31 March 2006, their second child, daughter Flori Jean Elizabeth, on 18 July 2007. After having children, she battled with social anxiety disorder and wrote about her anxiety problems on her solo album. Despite being raised in a devout Catholic environment, Sharon ceased attending Mass as a teenager due to events that took place during The Troubles. Due to the proximity of Dundalk to the border and having settled in South Belfast, Corr considers herself to be Northern Irish.
As well as "No Frontiers" with Caroline Corr, Sharon sings "Dimming of the Day" and the demo version of "Goodbye". In 1999 she recorded violin parts for the Jean Michel Jarre track "Rendez-vous à Paris", released in 2000 on the album Metamorphoses, she recorded two tracks in 2008 with the Welsh operatic singer Bryn Terfel, "Amarrado a Ti" with the Spanish singer Alex Ubago in 2009. 1999: "Rendez-vous à Paris" 2008: "First Love – Songs from the British Isles" 2009: "Amarrado a Tí" 2015: "Black is the Colour" SharonCorr.com – Sharon Corr official website Sharon Corr on YouTube Sharon Corr on Twitter The Corrs Official Website Corrsonline MB disfrutaloscorrs.es
King James Version
The King James Version known as the King James Bible or the Authorized Version, is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England, begun in 1604 and completed as well as published in 1611 under the sponsorship of James VI and I. The books of the King James Version include the 39 books of the Old Testament, an intertestamental section containing 14 books of the Apocrypha, the 27 books of the New Testament; the translation is noted for its "majesty of style", has been described as one of the most important books in English culture and a driving force in the shaping of the English-speaking world. It was first printed by Robert Barker, the King's Printer, was the third translation into English approved by the English Church authorities: The first had been the Great Bible, commissioned in the reign of King Henry VIII, the second had been the Bishops' Bible, commissioned in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. On the European continent, the first generation of Calvinists had produced the Geneva Bible of 1560 from the original Hebrew and Greek Scriptures, influential in the writing of the Authorized King James Version.
In January 1604, King James convened the Hampton Court Conference, where a new English version was conceived in response to the problems of the earlier translations perceived by the Puritans, a faction of the Church of England. James gave the translators instructions intended to ensure that the new version would conform to the ecclesiology of, reflect the episcopal structure of, the Church of England and its belief in an ordained clergy; the translation was done by 47 scholars. In common with most other translations of the period, the New Testament was translated from Greek, the Old Testament from Hebrew and Aramaic, the Apocrypha from Greek and Latin. In the Book of Common Prayer, the text of the Authorized Version replaced the text of the Great Bible for Epistle and Gospel readings, as such was authorised by Act of Parliament. By the first half of the 18th century, the Authorized Version had become unchallenged as the English translation used in Anglican and English Protestant churches, except for the Psalms and some short passages in the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England.
Over the course of the 18th century, the Authorized Version supplanted the Latin Vulgate as the standard version of scripture for English-speaking scholars. With the development of stereotype printing at the beginning of the 19th century, this version of the Bible became the most printed book in history all such printings presenting the standard text of 1769 extensively re-edited by Benjamin Blayney at Oxford, nearly always omitting the books of the Apocrypha. Today the unqualified title "King James Version" indicates this Oxford standard text; the title of the first edition of the translation, in Early Modern English, was "THE HOLY BIBLE, Conteyning the Old Teſtament, AND THE NEW: Newly Tranſlated out of the Originall tongues: & with the former Tranſlations diligently compared and reuiſed, by his Maiesties ſpeciall Comandement". The title page carries the words "Appointed to be read in Churches", F. F. Bruce suggests it was "probably authorised by order in council" but no record of the authorisation survives "because the Privy Council registers from 1600 to 1613 were destroyed by fire in January 1618/19".
For many years it was common not to give the translation any specific name. In his Leviathan of 1651, Thomas Hobbes referred to it as the English Translation made in the beginning of the Reign of King James. A 1761 "Brief Account of the various Translations of the Bible into English" refers to the 1611 version as a new and more accurate Translation, despite referring to the Great Bible by its name, despite using the name "Rhemish Testament" for the Douay-Rheims Bible version. A "History of England", whose fifth edition was published in 1775, writes that new translation of the Bible, viz. that now in Use, was begun in 1607, published in 1611. King James's Bible is used as the name for the 1611 translation in Charles Butler's Horae Biblicae. Other works from the early 19th century confirm the widespread use of this name on both sides of the Atlantic: it is found both in a "Historical sketch of the English translations of the Bible" published in Massachusetts in 1815, in an English publication from 1818, which explicitly states that the 1611 version is "generally known by the name of King James's Bible".
This name was found as King James' Bible: for example in a book review from 1811. The phrase "King James's Bible" is used as far back as 1715, although in this case it is not clear whether this is a name or a description; the use of Authorized Version and used as a name, is found as early as 1814. For some time before this, descriptive phrases such as "our present, only publicly authorised version", "our Authorized version", "the authorized version" are found; the Oxford English Dictionary records a usage in 1824. In Britain, the 1611 translation is known as the "Authorized Version" today; as early as 1814, we find King James' Version, evidently a descriptive phrase, being used. "The King James Version" is found, unequivocally used as a name, in a letter from 1855. The next year King James Bible, with no possessive, appears as a name in a Scottish source. In the United States, the "1611 translation" is generally
Sharon Creech is an American writer of children's novels. She was the first American winner of the Carnegie Medal for British children's books and the first person to win both the American Newbery Medal and the British Carnegie. Sharon Creech was born in South Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, where she grew up with her parents, one sister, three brothers, she used to visit her cousins in Quincy, Lewis County, which has found its way into many of her books as fictional Bybanks, Kentucky. Bybanks appears in Walk Two Moons, Chasing Redbird and Bloomability and there is an allusion to Bybanks in The Wanderer. At college in the U. S. she became intrigued by story-telling after taking literature and writing courses, she became a teacher of secondary school English and Writing in England and Switzerland. Her first children's novel Absolutely Normal Chaos was published only in the U. K. by Macmillan Children's Books in 1990. Called "comedy about contemporary teen life" by Kirkus Reviews, it featured a 13-year-old girl's "complete and unabridged journal for English class".
Her first book published in the U. S. was Walk Two Moons, which won the American Newbery Medal in 1995. That year, Absolutely Normal Chaos was first published in the U. S. by HarperCollins —set in her hometown Euclid, Ohio. Creech returned to the U. S. in 1998 after 18 years abroad. She is married to Lyle Rigg, a headmaster in New Jersey, has two grown children and Karin, she has written both novels and picture books. She embeds serious topics into her stories, including such themes as independence, childhood and death using humour to soften them. Books such as Love That Dog and Heartbeat were written in verse, whereas other books like Ruby Holler and Walk Two Moons are in a narrative style. Bloomability features an American girl at a boarding school in Switzerland; the setting was inspired by The American School In Switzerland. She returned to the fictional school exercise in Love That Dog, the blank verse diary of "Jack, a reluctant student, resists poetry assignments from his teacher, Miss Stretchberry."
It was a commended runner-up for the British Carnegie Medal. In 1995 Walk Two Moons won the Newbery Medal from the American Library Association, recognizing the year's best children's book by an American author. In the U. K. it won the annual Children's Book Award for long novels, voted by children, the Reading Association Award. In 1997, it won the Literaturhaus Award and the Young Adult Sequoyah Award, Oklahoma, USA. Bloomability won the IRA/CBC Children's Choices award in 1999; the Wanderer won the Parents' Choice Award, USA, in 2000, it was a runner-up for the Newbery Medal. It was one of eight books on the Carnegie Medal shortlist in the U. K. Creech and Love That Dog were a commended runner-up for the 2001 Carnegie Medal and she won the 2002 Medal from the British librarians, recognizing Ruby Holler as the year's best children's book published in the U. K. Official website Sharon Creech at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database Sharon Creech at Library of Congress Authorities, with 24 catalog records
Aliyah is the immigration of Jews from the diaspora to the Land of Israel. Defined as "the act of going up"—that is, towards Jerusalem—"making Aliyah" by moving to the Land of Israel is one of the most basic tenets of Zionism; the opposite action, emigration from the Land of Israel, is referred to in Hebrew as yerida. The State of Israel's Law of Return gives Jews and their descendants automatic rights regarding residency and Israeli citizenship. For much of Jewish history, most Jews have lived in the diaspora where aliyah was developed as a national aspiration for the Jewish people, although it was not fulfilled until the development of the Zionist movement in the late nineteenth century; the large-scale immigration of Jews to Palestine began in 1882. Since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, more than 3 million Jews have moved to Israel; as of 2014, Israel and adjacent territories contain 42.9% of the world's Jewish population. Throughout the 2,000 years of dispersion, a small-scale return migration of Diaspora Jews to the Land of Israel is characterized as the Pre-Modern Aliyah.
Successive waves of Jewish settlement are an important aspect of the history of Jewish life in Israel. The'Land of Israel' is the Hebrew name for the region known in English as Israel; this traditional Hebrew toponym, in turn, has lent its name to the modern State of Israel. Since the birth of Zionism in the late 19th century, the advocates of Aliyah have striven to facilitate the settlement of Jewish refugees in Ottoman Palestine, Mandatory Palestine, the sovereign State of Israel; the following waves of migration have been identified: the First Aliyah and the Second Aliyah to Ottoman Palestine. Today, most aliyah consists of voluntary migration for ideological, economic, or family reunification purposes. Aliyah in Hebrew means "ascent" or "going up". Jewish tradition views traveling to the land of Israel as an ascent, both geographically and metaphysically. Anyone traveling to Eretz Israel from Egypt, Babylonia or the Mediterranean basin, where many Jews lived in early rabbinic times, climbed to a higher altitude.
Visiting Jerusalem, situated 2,700 feet above sea level involved an "ascent". Aliyah is a fundamental component of Zionism, it is enshrined in Israel's Law of Return, which accords any Jew and eligible non-Jews, the legal right to assisted immigration and settlement in Israel, as well as Israeli citizenship. Someone who "makes aliyah" is called an olah. Many religious Jews espouse aliyah as a return to the Promised land, regard it as the fulfillment of God's biblical promise to the descendants of the Hebrew patriarchs Abraham and Jacob. Nachmanides includes making aliyah in his enumeration of the 613 commandments. In the Talmud, at the end of tractate Ketubot, the Mishnah says: "A man may compel his entire household to go up with him to the land of Israel, but may not compel one to leave." The discussion on this passage in the Mishnah emphasizes the importance of living in Israel: "One should always live in the Land of Israel in a town most of whose inhabitants are idolaters, but let no one live outside the Land in a town most of whose inhabitants are Israelites.
Sifre says that the mitzvah of living in Eretz Yisrael is as important as all the other mitzvot put together. There are many mitzvot such as shmita, the sabbatical year for farming, which can only be performed in Israel. In Zionist discourse, the term aliyah includes both voluntary immigration for ideological, emotional, or practical reasons and, on the other hand, mass flight of persecuted populations of Jews; the vast majority of Israeli Jews today trace their family's recent roots to outside the country. While many have chosen to settle in Israel rather than some other country, many had little or no choice about leaving their previous home countries. While Israel is recognized as "a country of immigrants", it is in large measure, a country of refugees, including internal refugees. Israeli citizens who marry individuals of Palestinian heritage, born within the Israeli-occupied territories and carrying Palestinian IDs, must renounce Israeli residency themselves in order to live and travel together with their spouses.
According to the traditional Jewish ordering of books of the Tanakh, the last word of the last book in the original Hebrew is veya‘al, a jussive verb form derived from the same root as aliyah, meaning "and let him go up". 2 Chronicles 36:23 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth hath the LORD God of heaven given me. Who among you of all his people? The LORD his God with him, let him go up. Return to the land of Israel is a recurring theme in Jewish prayers recited every day, three times a day