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Ron Randell

Ronald Egan "Ron" Randell was an Australian actor. After beginning his acting career on the stage in 1937, he rose to prominence for playing Charles Kingsford Smith in the film Smithy, his other notable film roles were in Bulldog Drummond at Bay, Kiss Me Kate, I Am a Camera, Most Dangerous Man Alive and King of Kings. Randell appeared in many television series and on Broadway. Randell was the son of Ernest Randell and Louisa Egan, who had married in 1912. Randell's great-great-grandfather was one of the main developers of the South Australia colony from 1836, his grandfather ran camel trains across the Nullabor Plain to Coolgardie. Randell's father did a variety of jobs. Randell was the eldest of three sons, the others being Reg and Norm, he attended Marist Brothers in North Sydney. He left school at the age of 14, went to work as an office boy in a Sydney finance office. Aged fourteen, Randell participated in a few sketches at a social acting club and did an unpaid job for radio station 2UE, he made his first professional appearance for the ABC at 14 for the Children's Sessions.

He soon started acting on children's serials. After eight months, Randell quit his office job to concentrate on acting, he soon established himself as a leading male juvenile for radio, acting for 2KY Players, George Edwards, BAP and on Lux Playhouse. He worked as a compère for variety shows, in particular with Jack Davey and did a two man revue with Lloyd Lamble, he worked in both Melbourne. Randell made his legitimate stage debut aged 19, in a production of Quiet Wedding at the Minerva Theatre in Sydney. Randell said, "I moved out of radio and back into theatre because I was becoming a left-hand actor. I would hold the script in my right hand and do all my acting with my left hand." He said at the time "He finds the footlights a pleasant change after the mike, but we’re not to lose him in radio."The majority of his stage work was done at the Minerva Theatre, including performances in Of Mice and Men. Randell says police were ready to arrest the cast of Of Mice and Men because the play featured the word "whorehouse".

"Fortunately we received a standing ovation and the police decided in the circumstances not to make any arrests." In December 1941 Randell went into the army. During his service he was cast in some Australian wartime propaganda short films such as 100,000 Cobbers and South West Pacific, he was discharged on medical grounds in 1943."They threw me out of the army... because I had tuberculosis, warning me I wouldn't live to be an old man", said Randell. One report said he was suffering sinus trouble, was having trouble remembering his lines in shows and was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, he decided to seek treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Los Angeles, travelled to the USA in 1943. Randell decided to go through Hollywood, he tested for the role of Stanley in Lifeboat for Alfred Hitchcock, but was unsuccessful - he did the test with an American accent saying he was unaware they were looking for a cockney. Through Cecil Kellaway he got a screen test at Paramount but this was unsuccessful, he got a role in a stage play with Nancy Carroll.

He appeared on radio with Robert Young in Transport for Adams. When that ended he moved to New York and tried to get stage work there, but had little luck, he did another unsuccessful screen test, for 20th Century Fox. He resumed his theatre and radio career. Around this time he changed his professional name from "Ron Randall" to "Ron Randell" to avoid confusion with actor George Randall. In October 1944, Randell made his feature film debut in A Son Is Born, opposite Peter Finch and Muriel Steinbeck, his big break came in November 1944, when he was spotted by producer Nick Perry at the Minerva Theatre performing in While the Sun Shines with Finch. This led to Randell being cast as the lead in Smithy, a biographical film about the pioneering Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, who made the first flight across the Pacific in 1928, his casting was announced in May 1945. Producer Perry sid, ": "Randell has been selected not only for his achievements as a fine actor, but as the type of virile Australian who embodies the spirit and qualities so typified by'Smithy.'

We have taken a long time over our selection, but we are happy with our choice."The release of A Son is Born was held off until after Smithy had come out, to take advantage of its publicity. Smithy was a big hit at the Australian box office, Randall was acclaimed as a local star. A Ron Randell Film Club was established and Randell would be mobbed at personal appearances. Smithy had been made with funds from Columbia Pictures, who offered Randell a long-term contract and he moved to Hollywood in October 1946. Producers Lou Appleton and Bud Small had a deal with Columbia to make a new series of pictures about Bulldog Drummond. According to Appleton, "We wanted a new film face and someone wi'h a British way of speaking." They put him in Bulldog Drummond at Bay. Columbia were impressed enough by this to cast Randell in a good support role in an expensive "A" production, It Had to Be You, he was called back for another go as Drummond in Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back, which filmed at the same time as The Mating of Millie.

This was followed by The Sign of the Ram and the $2 million spectacular The Loves of Carmen, where Randell was billed after C


Interleukin enhancer-binding factor 3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ILF3 gene. Nuclear factor of activated T-cells is a transcription factor required for T-cell expression of interleukin 2. NFAT binds to a sequence in the IL2 enhancer known as the antigen receptor response element 2. In addition, NFAT can bind RNA and is an essential component for encapsidation and protein priming of hepatitis B viral polymerase. NFAT is a heterodimer of 45 kDa and 90 kDa proteins, the larger of, the product of this gene; the encoded protein, localized to ribosomes regulates transcription at the level of mRNA elongation. At least three transcript variants encoding three different isoforms have been found for this gene. ILF3 has been shown to interact with: Small NF90/ILF3-associated RNAs and are known to interact with ILF3 double-stranded RNA-binding motifs. SnaR-A has been shown to associate with ribosomes in HeLa cells. SnaR-A is present in gorilla but not in chimpanzee. Other snaR RNAs are found in African Great Apes.

ILF2 and ILF3 have been identified as autoantigens in mice with induced lupus, in canine systemic rheumatic autoimmune disease, as a rare finding in humans with autoimmune disease. ILF3+protein,+human at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, in the public domain

National Socialist Schoolchildren's League

The National Socialist Schoolchildren's League, known under the acronyms NSS and more NSSB, was a Nazi Party organisation for primary school pupils providing a student council and child protection system in Germany from 1929 till 1933. The league began around 1927 as the Hitler Jugend-Schülergruppen, it was established as the Nationalsozialistischer Schülerbund by Adrian von Renteln in 1929 by unifying the scattered groups under one authority. In 1929 Von Renteln became the leader of the Hitler Youth, an organisation he would favour and to which he would give wider powers. Von Renteln would stay as leader of the National Socialist Schoolchildren's League until 16 June 1932; the NSS targeted small children of schoolgoing age. The National Socialist Schoolchildren's League was merged to the Hitler Youth on 20 May 1933; the event was marked with a youth-group celebration. Abbreviations Guido Knopp, Hitlers Kinder

2010 Carlisle City Council election

The 2010 Carlisle City Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Carlisle District Council in Cumbria, England. One third of the council was up for the council stayed under no overall control. After the election, the composition of the council was Labour 23 Conservative 22 Liberal Democrats 5 Independent 2 Before the election Labour were the largest party with 23 councillors, compared to 21 Conservatives, 7 Liberal Democrats and 1 independent; however the council was run by a coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.18 seats were being contested at the election by a total of 68 candidates. Both the Conservative and Labour parties stood in all 18 seats, while there were 10 Liberal Democrat candidates, 9 British National Party, 6 Green Party, 5 Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, 1 UK Independence Party and 1 independent; the Socialist and Trade Union candidates included 2 former Labour mayors, Craig Johnston and John Metcalfe, while the independent Robert Betton had won Botcherby on Cumbria County Council at the 2009 election and was facing the same Labour opponent, Anne Glendinning, as in 2009.

No party won a majority, with Labour remaining the largest party on 23 seats, but the Conservatives gained a seat to move to 22 councillors. The Liberal Democrats lost 2 seats to drop to 5 councillors, while a second independent councillor was elected to the council. Overall turnout at the election was 64.5%, up from 38.1% in 2008. This was as the election took place at the same time as the general election, where Conservative John Stevenson gained Carlisle constituency from Labour by 853 votes. Labour gained Morton from the Liberal Democrats, defeating the Liberal Democrat group leader Peter Farmer, who announced his retirement from politics after his defeat; however Labour fell 14 votes short of taking Castle from the Liberal Democrats and lost Botcherby to independent Robert Betton. Meanwhile, the Conservatives gained Dalston from the Liberal Democrats, after the sitting Liberal Democrat councillor Steven Tweedie stepped down at the election. Following the election Reg Watson became the new leader of the Labour group on the council, as Michael Boaden had stepped down after being defeated as Labour candidate at the general election.

Conservative Mike Mitchelson, who held his seat at the election, was re-elected as leader of the council, continuing the alliance with the Liberal Democrats. A by-election was held on 16 September 2010 for Stanwix Urban, after John Stevenson resigned from the council on being elected as a Member of Parliament; the seat was held for the Conservatives by Paul Nedved with a majority of 400 over Labour

Matthew Kneale

Matthew Kneale is a British writer, best known for his 2000 novel English Passengers. Kneale was born in London, the son of screenwriter Nigel Kneale, the children's writer Judith Kerr, he was brought up in Barnes, attended Latymer Upper School in West London, studied modern history at Magdalen College, Oxford. Growing up, he was fascinated by other cultures and present, as a student he travelled in Europe, South America, Central America and the Indian subcontinent. After graduating he knew he had little idea how to set about such a thing, he traveled to Tokyo, where he found work teaching English and began writing a diary and short stories. On returning to England, his experience in Japan inspired his first novel, Whore Banquets. During the next few years Kneale lived in London, spent a year in Rome, wrote his second novel, Inside Rose's Kingdom. In 1990 he moved to Oxford, where he wrote two historical novels, Sweet Thames and English Passengers, he developed an interest in languages, attempting to learn Spanish, Romanian and Amharic.

In 2000 he married Shannon Russell and they moved to Italy and Shannon's homeland of Canada. He and his wife now live in Rome with their two children. Kneale's first novel, Whore Banquets tells the story of an Englishman whose affair with a Tokyo woman brings him into the realm of Japanese organized crime, it won the 1988 Betty Trask Award. It was republished as Mr Foreigner. Inside Rose's Kingdom follows a young innocent who moves from the countryside to London, where he becomes caught up with a group of controlling grasping people. Sweet Thames is set in London in 1849 and tells the story of the trials of an enlightened drainage engineer whose wife vanishes during a cholera epidemic, it won the 1993 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. English Passengers tells the story of a religious-scientific expedition that seeks to find the Garden of Eden in Tasmania, a land whose aboriginal culture had been experiencing brutal destruction at the hands of British settlers and convicts; the novel is told by more than 20 voices.

It won the 2000 Whitbread Book of the Year Award and was a finalist for the Booker Prize and the Australian Miles Franklin Award. In translation the book won France's Relay Prix d'Evasion. Interviewed in 2001, Kneale said that J. G. Farrell was a writer whom he admired, as one who "wrote about the British Empire - and scathingly - back in the 1970s, when few in Britain wanted to think about the uglier parts of their country's past."Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance is a volume of 12 short stories set around the world, from Colombia to London to Africa. They examine the lives of people as they struggled to survive and do the right thing, sometimes managing neither. One of the stories, "Powder", about a failed lawyer whose life changes when he chances upon a stash of cocaine and a mobile phone, was made into the French feature film, Une Pure Affaire; when We Were Romans is told from the point of view of a boy, whose mother and unexpectedly decides that she and her children, Laurence’s hamster, must flee England to Rome, where she lived many years before.

An Atheist's History of Belief is Kneale's first nonfiction book. It looks at the beliefs that people have devised to explain their world, from earliest prehistoric times to the present, as understood by a fascinated non-believer. Whore Banquets, 1987 Inside Rose's Kingdom, 1989 Sweet Thames, 1992 English Passengers, 2000 Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance, 2005 Powder, 2006 When We Were Romans, 2007 An Atheist's History of Belief, 2013 Rome: A History in Seven Sackings, 2017 Official website Matthew Kneale at British Council: Literature How religion accidentally inspired some of our greatest technological breakthroughs Pope Francis's drive to cleanse the Catholic Church