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Stanley Holloway

Stanley Augustus Holloway, OBE was an English stage and film actor, singer and monologist. He was famous for his comic and character roles on stage and screen that of Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady, he was renowned for his comic monologues and songs, which he performed and recorded throughout most of his 70-year career. Born in London, Holloway pursued a career as a clerk in his teen years, he made early stage appearances before infantry service in the First World War, after which he had his first major theatre success starring in Kissing Time when the musical transferred to the West End from Broadway. In 1921, he joined a concert party, The Co-Optimists, his career began to flourish. At first, he was employed chiefly as a singer, but his skills as an actor and reciter of comic monologues were soon recognised. Characters from his monologues such as Sam Small, invented by Holloway, Albert Ramsbottom, created for him by Marriott Edgar, were absorbed into popular British culture, Holloway developed a following for the recordings of his many monologues.

By the 1930s, he was in demand to star in variety and musical comedy, including several revues. Following the outbreak of the Second World War, Holloway made short propaganda films on behalf of the British Film Institute and Pathé News and took character parts in a series of war films including Major Barbara, The Way Ahead, This Happy Breed and The Way to the Stars. After the war, he appeared in the film Brief Encounter and made a series of films for Ealing Studios, including Passport to Pimlico, The Lavender Hill Mob and The Titfield Thunderbolt. In 1956 he was cast as the irresponsible and irrepressible Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady, a role that he played on Broadway, the West End and in the film version in 1964; the role brought him international fame, his performances earned him nominations for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In his years, Holloway appeared in television series in the UK and the US, toured in revues, appeared in stage plays in Britain, Canada and the US, continued to make films into his eighties.

Holloway had five children, including the actor Julian Holloway. Holloway was born in Manor Park, the younger child and only son of George Augustus Holloway, a lawyer's clerk, Florence May née Bell, a housekeeper and dressmaker, he was named after Henry Morton Stanley, the journalist and explorer famous for his exploration of Africa and for his search for David Livingstone. There were theatrical connections in the Holloway family going back to Charles Bernard, an actor and theatre manager, the brother of Holloway's maternal grandmother. Holloway's paternal grandfather, Augustus Holloway, an orphan, was brought up by John Stone, a sailmaker, his wife Mary, in Poole, Dorset. Augustus became a wealthy shopkeeper, he married Amelia Catherine Knight in September 1856, they had three children, Maria and George. In the early 1880s the family moved to London; when Augustus died, George Holloway moved to nearby Manor Park and became a clerk for a city lawyer, Robert Bell. George married Bell's daughter Florence in 1884, they had two children and Stanley.

George was never seen or heard from again by his family. During his early teenage years, Holloway attended the Worshipful School of Carpenters in nearby Stratford and joined a local choir, which he called his "big moment", he left school at the age of 14 and worked as a junior clerk in a boot polish factory, where he earned ten shillings a week. He began performing part-time as Master Stanley Holloway – The Wonderful Boy Soprano from 1904, singing sentimental songs such as "The Lost Chord". A year he became a clerk at Billingsgate Fish Market, where he remained for two years before commencing training as an infantry soldier in the London Rifle Brigade in 1907. Holloway's stage career began in 1910, when he travelled to Walton-on-the-Naze to audition for The White Coons Show, a concert party variety show arranged and produced by Will C. Pepper, father of Harry S. Pepper, with whom Holloway starred in The Co-Optimists; this seaside show lasted six weeks. From 1912 to 1914, Holloway appeared in the summer seasons at the West Cliff Gardens Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea, where he was billed as a romantic baritone.

In 1913 Holloway was recruited by the comedian Leslie Henson to feature as a support in Henson's more prestigious concert party called Nicely, Thanks. In life, Holloway spoke of his admiration for Henson, citing him as a great influence on his career; the two became firm friends and consulted each other before taking jobs. In his 1967 autobiography, Holloway dedicated a whole chapter to Henson, whom he described as "the greatest friend and mentor a performer could have had". In 1913, Holloway decided to train as an operatic baritone, so he went to Italy to take singing lessons from Ferdinando Guarino in Milan. However, a yearning to start a career in light entertainment and a contract to re-appear in Bert Graham and Will Bentley's concert party at the West Cliff Theatre caused him to return home after six months. In the early months of 1914, Holloway made his first visit to the United States and went to Buenos Aires and Valparaíso with the concert party The Grotesques. At the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914, he decided to return to England, but his departure was delayed for six weeks due to his contract with the troupe.

At the age of 25, Holloway enlisted in the Connaugh

Carl Paulson

Carl Albert Paulson is an American professional golfer. Paulson attended the University of South Carolina where he was an All-American and the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in 1993. Paulson was medalist at the 1995 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, he was a member of the PGA Tour in 1995 and 1996 and from 2000 to 2008. He was a member of the Nike Tour from 1997 to 1999 and led the Nike Tour's money list in 1999. Paulson did not play in another PGA Tour event until 2011 after sustaining back injuries at the U. S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee on July 21, 2005, he was sidelined for an extended period. He earned his card for 2006 through a major medical exemption but did not play in any events due to the chronic nature of his injuries, he returned to competition in 2010 on the Nationwide Tour. Paulson wrote Rookie on Tour, with Virginia psychologist Louis Janda, it was published in 1999. Paulson is the co-host of "Inside the Ropes" on SiriusXM radio and a volunteer coach for the South Carolina Gamecocks men's golf team.

1999 Nike Utah Classic, Nike Boise Open Note: Paulson never played in the Masters Tournament. CUT = missed the half-way cut 1994 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates 1995 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates 1999 Nike Tour graduates 2004 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates Carl Paulson at the PGA Tour official site Carl Paulson at the Official World Golf Ranking official site

Battle of Athens (1861)

The Battle of Athens was an American Civil War skirmish that took place in northeast Missouri in 1861 near present Revere and southeast Iowa along the Des Moines River across from Croton. The Union victory has the distinction of being the most northerly of Civil War Battles fought west of the Mississippi, of being the only such battle fought along the Iowa border; as Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon pursued the secessionist Missouri State Guard to the southwest portion of the state, loyal Home Guard companies were forming throughout the state, while at the same time stranded secessionists were still attempting to organize. At Kahoka, Mexican–American War veteran David Moore was elected colonel of the 1st Northeast Missouri Home Guard Regiment. Colonel Martin E. Green called up the 2nd Division of the Missouri State Guard to a training camp on the Horseshoe Bend of the Fabius River. There he formed 2nd Division, Missouri State Guard; the lieutenant colonel was Joseph C. Porter and the major was Benjamin W. Shacklett.

Moore was faced by dissension in his own command. He determined to strike local secessionists fall back to Athens, Missouri where he would be close to the Croton, Iowa supply depot and Iowa militia support. On July 21, with the help of a company of Illinois militia and a company of Iowa Home Guards he attacked the village of Etna in Scotland County and drove off Shacklett's MSG cavalry, he fell back to Athens. Colonel Green responded by entering Edina in Knox County, Missouri on July 31—stampeding the local Home Guards, he proceeded toward his target, Moore's Unionist regiment in Athens. Meanwhile, several hundred of Moore's regiment received. On August 4 Green bivouacked seven miles west of Athens. While Moore attempted to prepare for attack, several of his company commanders allowed men to visit home. Moore called for reinforcement from Croton and Keokuk, but they would not cross the river in time to participate in the engagement. On 5 August 1861, Colonel Martin Green's force of about 2,000 Missouri State Guardsmen with three cannons tried to capture the town from about 500 Missouri Home Guard.

Moore's pickets warned of the secessionists' advance at 5 AM, Moore called out the regiment to begin assembling it for battle. Between men still absent on weekend leaves and removing the sick across the river, Moore had only 333 men in line. Green's much larger force surrounded the town on three sides, with the river behind the Unionists. Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Callihan commanded, he found himself facing James Kniesley's three gun battery. The Unionists had no artillery. However, Kniesley's guns were a motley assortment supplied with only a few solid shot and improvised canister. While the artillery spooked a cavalry scout, it had little other impact on the battle; the first shot from the artillery passed over the defenders, across the river and into the Croton railway depot. Another passed into the river. Predictably, the log cannon played no further part in the battle; as the secessionists advanced, firing became general. Other than the lack of artillery, Moore's small force was much better armed with rifled muskets and bayonets versus shot guns and squirrel rifles.

Green's force contained many poorly equipped and untested recruits. Captain Hackney's Home Guard drove the rebels away from Stallion Branch. However, Callihan was unnerved by the sight of Major Shacklett's large force advancing. Callihan fled toward the river with one of the Home Guard's cavalry companies. Other troops held their positions; the advance faltered. Shacklett was wounded in the neck and his demoralized men began falling back. Seeing this, Moore commanded his men to fix bayonets, he ordered, "Forward! Charge! Bayonets!" This counterattack sent the Missouri State Guardsmen into headlong retreat. Kniesley withdrew his artillery. Most of the Union force was on foot so the pursuit was short. Although a few shots were fired at long range across the river by some Iowa militia, they played no real part in the battle. By the time a relief force reached Athens the rebels had begun a general retreat. Moore's small force succeeded in driving off a much larger force with few casualties. Moore reported twenty wounded.

The full extent of Missouri State Guard losses are unknown although Moore captured twenty men, most of them wounded. Moore estimated 31 Missouri State Guard wounded. Others claimed large numbers of dead. What is known is that Moore captured 450 horses with bridles and saddles, hundreds of arms, a wagon load of long knives; the defeat was demoralizing for the state guard's efforts in Northeast Missouri. They were obliged to continue avoiding capture by pursuers. Had they captured Moore's force they would have obtained a supply of high quality muskets from their captives, they would have retained the initiative versus the Missouri Unionists; the war was hard on the town of Athens. The state of Missouri maintains Battle of Athens State Historic Site in the ghost town of Athens. Battles of the American Civil War Missouri in the American Civil War Anders, Leslie, "'Farthest North' The Historian and the Battle of Athens," Missouri Historical Review, January 1975. Battle of Athens State Historic Site General Information Civil War in Missouri Facts Jonathan Cooper-Wiele's Skim Milk Yankees Fighting D

Capitol Center (Columbia, South Carolina)

Capitol Center is an office skyscraper in Columbia, South Carolina. At 106.4 m, it is the tallest building in South Carolina. The capital center tower has about 1,000 people inside working about 400 offices. A 26-story skyscraper, it was the tallest structure in South Carolina from its completion in December 1987 to the completion of the Prysmian Copper Wire Tower in Abbeville in 2009; the tower was built on the site of the former Wade Hampton Hotel, imploded in July 1985. This modern building exterior is finished in double-paned tinted glass with horizontal bands of anodized aluminum color panels; the 25-story tower was completed in 1987 during a Columbia high-rise building boom, as the AT&T Building. Naming rights have been held by Affinity and South Trust Bank; the current signage on the building is held by BB&T Bank. During its construction in 1986, gubernatorial candidate Carroll Campbell used the unfinished structure, whose construction was financed by the State of South Carolina, as a symbol for excessive government spending.

Capitol Center contains 460,020 sq ft of office space, at over 90% occupancy, the building leases to some state government agencies, several top law firms in the state, other businesses. Attached to the tower is a 7-story parking garage containing over 1,000 spaces; the 25th floor is home to The Capital City Club. List of tallest buildings by U. S. state Capitol Center Website Emporis page on tallest buildings in Columbia, South Carolina

Per Kværne

Per Kværne is a prominent Norwegian tibetologist and historian of religion. Per Kværne was born in Oslo. In 1970 he received the Degree in Sanskrit at the University of Oslo. From 1970 to 1975 he worked as a lecturer in the history of religion at the University of Bergen. In 1973 he received the dr.philos. Degree from the University of Oslo with his thesis An Anthology of Buddhist Tantric Songs. From 1975 to 2007 he was professor of the history of religion at the University of Oslo, he is now a professor emeritus. In 1976 he became an elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Letters. From 1992 he served as chairman of the board of the Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture, Oslo, he published a series of books on religious history on Bön and Buddhism. He published on art history, including the Singing Songs of the Scottish Heart. William McTaggart 1835-1910. Kværne became a Catholic on 15 June 1998. From 2006 to 2008 he was a member of the Academic Study Group of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oslo.

From April 2007 to May 2008 he served as dean of Study at the St. Eystein Priest Seminar. Starting in the autumn of 2008 he was a student priest of the Catholic Diocese of Oslo, in 2010 Kværne was ordained Roman Catholic priest. Kværne, Per.'A Chronological Table of the Bon po: The Bstan rcis of Ni rna bstan' in'Acta Orientalia, vol. 33, pp. 205–282. Kværne, Per.'Aspects of the Origin of the Buddhist Tradition Tibet.' Numen, vol. 19, no. I, pp. 22–40 TillSappeared under the title'The Genesis of the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition' in Tibetan Review, vol. II, no. 3. Kværne, Per.'Bonpo Studies: The A Khrid System of Meditation.' Kailash, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 19–50. I, no. 4, PI'. 247-332. Kværne, Per.'Art Bon-po.' Contained in: Dieux et di'/llons./" J'Himalaya: Art du bouddhisme lamarque, an \Oxhiilil iOIlcatalogue. Kværne, Per.'Who are the Bonpos?' Tibetan Review, vol. II, no. 9, pp. 30-33. Contained in: Communications of the Alexander Csoma de Koros Institute for Buddhology, vol. 6, nos. 1-2, pp. 41-47. Kværne, Per.'Continuity and Change in Tibetan Monasticism.'

Contained in: Chai-shin Yu, ed. Korean and Asian Religion 7 edition, pp. 83-98.. Kværne, Per. "An Anthology of Buddhist Tantric Songs: A Study of the Caryāgīti", White Orchid Press. A detailed study of 50 caryāgīti poems of 9th-12th century Indian siddhas. Unabridged translation of "Caryāgīti" manuscript in Apabhraṃśa, with a Tibetan commentary by Acarya Munidatta. Includes transcriptions of original Apabhraṃśa and Tibetan texts. Kværne, Per.'A Preliminary Study of Chapter VI of the (izer-/llig' Contained in: Michael Aris & Aung San Suu Kyi, Tibetan Studies in Honour of Hugh Richardson Mis,'iI Phillips, pp. 185–191. Kværne, Per.'A Bonpo Version of the Wheel of Existence.' Contained in: Michel Strickmann, ed. Tantric and Taoist Studies in Honour of R. A. Stein, Institut Beige des Hautes Etudes, vol. I, pp. 274–289. Kværne, Per.'Dualism in Tibetan Cosmogonic Myths and the Question of Iranian Influence.' Contained in: C. Beckwith, ed. Silver on Lapis: Tibetan Literary Culture and History, The Tibet Society, pp. 163–174.

Kværne, Per.'A New Chronological Table of the Bon Religion: The Bstan rcis of Hor-bcun bsTan-'jin-blo-gros.'.:sor Ille 111/ SC/1Iinar or, 11" IntcmaliOlwl Association lor Til>cI:/1I Studies Seltloss I/o henkammer-•Munich 1985, Kommission!"iir Zentralasiatische Studien Bayerischc Akadcmic tier Wissenschaften, pp. 241–244. Kværne, Per.'Croyances populaires et folklores au Tibet.' Contained in: Myths et croyances du monde entier, Ed. Lidis, vol. 4, pp. 157–169. Kværne, Per. Tibet Bon Religion: A Death Ritual of the Tibetan Bonpos, E. J. Brill. Has illustration of tsa-kaIi. Kværne, Per.'Bon.' Contained in: Mircea Eliade, ed. The Encyclopedia of Religion, vol. 2, pp. 277–281. Kværne, Per.'Le rituel tibetain, illustre par I'evocation, dans la religion Bon-po, du Lion de la Parole.' Contained in: A. M. Blondeau & Kristofer Schipper, eds. Essais sur Ie rituel, I, Peeters, pp. 147–158. Kværne, Per.'A Bonpo Bstan-rtsis from 1804.' in: T. Skorupski, ed. Indo-Tibetan Studies: Papers in Honour and Appreciation of Professor David L. Snellgrove's Contribution to Indo-Tibetan Studies, The Institute of Buddhist Studies, pp. 151–169.

Kværne, Per.'A Preliminary Study of the Bonpo Deity Khro-ho Gtso-mchog Mkha'-'gying.' Contained in: Lawrence Epstein & R. F. Sherburne, eds. Reflections on Tibetan Culture: Essays in Memory of Turrell V. Wylie, Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 117–125. Kværne, Per.'L'iconographie religieuse bonpo et ses sources ecrites.' Annuaire de /'Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, vol. 99, pp. 75–77. Kværne, Per.'Gshen-rab Mi-bo-che.' Contained in: John R. Hinnells, ed. Who's Who of World Religions, Macmillan, p. 136. Kværne, Per.'Anthropogonic Myths of

The Riddle of Steel

The Riddle of Steel is a role-playing game created by Jacob Norwood and published by Driftwood Publishing. It is designed for role-playing in a typical sword and sorcery or high fantasy gameworld environment; the title of The Riddle of Steel is inspired by several references in the movie Conan the Barbarian, including a line of dialogue in which the villain, Thulsa Doom, asks the captured Conan, "What is the riddle of steel?" Doom answers this question by explaining to Conan that the true strength of steel is in the hand that wields it – in other words, it is the resolve and commitment we bring to a task, not the quality or quantity of tools we use in performing it, the most important factor in determining success. This theme influenced the design of Riddle, most in the implementation of spiritual attributes; the base mechanic of the game is a die-pool system. The game's combat system is based on Jacob Norwood's real-world historical martial arts studies, he is the president of the HEMA Alliance, was a Senior Free Scholar in the Association for Renaissance Martial Arts, John Clements, the director of that organization, recommends the game for its martial realism.

This combat system is marketed as one of its key selling points. The other primary hallmark of the game is the character design aspect known as spiritual attributes abbreviated "SAs" by game fans; each player in TRoS defines up to five spiritual attributes for their character, specifying the areas in which they want that character to excel and demonstrate heroism. Possibilities include: faith, conscience, drive and luck; this system allows players more control over the in-game performance of their characters, by granting the player extra dice whenever the character faces an obstacle in a situation where the player wants his character to shine. It brings a slight cinematic atmosphere to the game in that the hero can suffer defeat, but has uncanny luck and persistence in the crucial elements of the story; the Spiritual Attributes serve as the game's character improvement and development mechanic. Points are awarded to the attributes by the game master when characters act according to these attributes, spent by players to increase attributes, weapon proficiencies and other character aspects.

The game the combat system, was influenced by the Polish historical role-playing game Dzikie Pola. The official fantasy world of the game, Weyrth shows strong influences of Polish and Eastern European history among its imaginary cultures and peoples in the nations of Zaporozhya and the Rzeczpospolita, the Polish word for "Commonwealth". For historical inspiration, see Zaporizhia and Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth; the Riddle of Steel has suffered from distribution problems for years and there is a perception among fans that they are not to be solved. As of early 2013, there was some worry among the fan community of The Riddle of Steel that the RPG might no longer enjoy viable commercial release channels; that was one factor that contributed to the creation of its licensed successor game Blade of the Iron Throne. "Blade" was published in 2013