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Kevin Parker (footballer)

Kevin James Parker is an English former professional footballer who played as a left-winger. Parker began his career as a trainee with Norwich City, but was kept out of the game for 18 months due to suffering from ME, he turned professional in June 1999 and played twenty times for the reserves the following season, but was released by Norwich on 26 April 2000 without appearing in the first-team. He joined Torquay United on trial and earned himself a one-year contract in July 2000, he made his league debut on 12 August 2000 against league newcomers Kidderminster Harriers. After a few promising games at the start of the season, he joined the ever-growing list of long-term injured players and was out for the most of the remainder of season, he did score an injury-time winner at Plainmoor against local rivals Exeter City in January 2001, but soon afterwards injured himself in training. In May 2001, Parker was given a 3-month contract extension to prove his fitness and prove his ability to the new manager Roy McFarland.

He made only two further appearances for the Gulls before joining Yeovil Town on a two-week trial on 17 September 2001. On 28 September 2001, Parker's contract with Torquay was cancelled by mutual consent; the following day he signed for Weymouth on non-contract terms, playing on a match-to-match basis until early November when he signed a contract until the end of the season. In May 2002, with Weymouth in financial trouble, along with Weymouth teammate Ryan Cross joined Weston-super-Mare. In October 2003 he was playing for Bodmin Town and was the subject of a transfer request from Porthleven. In April 2004 he was playing for Saltash United. In the 2005-06 season he scored three times for Plymouth Parkway, but was playing for Tavistock the following season. Kevin Parker at Soccerbase

Walter Goodfellow

Walter Goodfellow was a British zoological collector and ornithologist. Goodfellow began his career as a wildlife collector by collecting specimens for museums, but concentrated on capturing live birds for private aviaries, he took great care of his caged birds releasing those which appeared distressed, refused to participate in the extensive trade in dead birds for women's fashions. Over forty years of collecting expeditions he travelled through Central and South America, the Philippines, New Guinea and Melville Island, off northern Australia. Goodfellow's best-known ornithological achievement was the scientific discovery of the Mikado pheasant in the central mountain ranges of Taiwan and its introduction to aviculture. In about 1906 he secured the type specimen, comprising two long black tail feathers obtained from one of his porters, wearing them in a head-dress. On a visit to Taiwan he obtained eleven live birds, eight males and three females, which were taken to Britain and bred in captivity.

Birds and other animals named for Goodfellow include the Taiwan firecrest, the Taiwan shortwing, slaty-backed jungle-flycatcher, black-masked white-eye, Goodfellow's tuco-tuco, Goodfellow's tree-kangaroo. The lyre-tailed king bird of paradise was described by Ogilvie-Grant in 1907 with the binomen of Cicinnurus goodfellowi, though it has subsequently been found to be a hybrid. Goodfellow, W.. "Some reminiscences of a collector. Part 3". Avicultural Magazine. 11: 340–346. Beebe, William. A monograph of the pheasants. Volume 3. Courier Dover Publications. Pp. 197–204. ISBN 978-0-486-26580-3. Mearns, Barbara & Mearns, Richard; the Bird Collectors. San Diego: Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-487440-1

Robert Carnegie, 13th Earl of Northesk

Robert Andrew Carnegie, 13th Earl of Northesk was a British landowner and hereditary peer. He was the son of 12th Earl of Northesk and Dorothy May Campion. Carnegie was educated at Massachusetts, he served in the Royal Navy 1942–45. He raced at Le Mans and in the Mille Miglia. In the 1970s he moved to the Isle of Man where he bred Charolais cattle and exported them throughout the world. On 20 July 1949, he married Jean Margaret MacRae, daughter of Captain John Duncan George MacRae and Lady Phyllis Hervey, daughter of the 4th Marquess of Bristol, they had four children: Ian Robert MacRae Carnegie Lady Karen Jean Carnegie Mary Barbara Carnegie David John MacRae Carnegie, 14th Earl of Northesk Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Northesk

Freckle Juice

Freckle Juice is a 1971 children's chapter book by Judy Blume with illustrations by Sonia O. Lisker, it is about a second grade student. Nicky Lane at school had freckles, he had a million freckles around eighty six million. Andrew tried to count Nicky's eighty six million freckles, he was gossiping. He counted them but when he counted 86, Mrs. Kelly when Andrew got to 86 asked him if he was paying attention. Nicky did have freckles but Andrew did not; as a result, Andrew wants to have freckles just like Nicky. Just so that his mother will never notice when his neck is dirty, he buys a recipe from a classmate named Sharon for a horrible concoction for getting freckles called freckle juice. This false pretense potion is believed. According to the recipe, it states that the faster the person drinks down the potion, the faster they get freckles. Andrew tries the experiment at home; however though he thinks the magic potion may get him freckles, it didn't. Because when he drank the potion down, it made his face get sick.

This causes his mother to think. Mrs. Marcus goes over to telephone the doctor, but before she can get to it, she notices the directions for the "freckle juice potion", she takes note of the instructions to the potion in the kitchen, scolds Andrew for the magic potion that he used for getting freckles. Mrs. Marcus gets surprised that Andrew made a potion to get himself sick, she tells Andrew there's no school for him tomorrow. Andrew stays home from school the next day and recovers, but in the following morning, his mother tried to get Andrew up. Mrs. Marcus sings to him, "Rise and shine! Time for school! Don't forget to wash your neck and behind your ears!". But Andrew tries to fake his illness so he can get attention; as a result, Andrew cannot just stay home by himself, Mrs. Marcus can't stay home with him, if Mrs. Marcus tried to hire a babysitter, babysitters work during the day as well. Either way, it can't happen, as a result of his mother; when his mother sings a "good morning" song and takes the blanket off of Andrew, Andrew says he is not going to school.

Andrew outsmart her. At that, he thinks; as a result, he hides his head under his pillow. Andrew tries to avoid school, but Mrs. Marcus, she proves to Andrew that it is not a game. Mrs. Marcus tells Andrew, she gets his clothes ready and tells him "Here are your clothes!". She continues to Andrew and says she wants to see him awake and dressed before she counts to 15. Otherwise, he has to take three baths a day. By that warning from his mother, Andrew gets dressed. Before she comes back upstairs and counts to fifteen, Andrew wakes up, puts on his school clothes, eats breakfast, he drinks milk. When he is well enough to return to school, he gives himself "freckles" with a blue magic marker, but soon regrets it and is relieved when his teacher Miss Kelly gives him a "magic freckle remover" to remove his marker freckles; the classmate he admired for having freckles asks for the magic freckle remover, causing Sharon to try and sell this boy a new potion. The new magic potion is "freckle-removing juice".

"This convincing small boy adventure proceeds smoothly to a satisfying conclusion. The conniving little girl, understanding teacher, feckless, freckleless boy are amusingly depicted in the impish black-and-white illustrations and in the story, suited for reading aloud to second-and third-graders." - Library Journal. "Spontaneous humor, sure to appeal to the youngest reader. The amusing sketches and the well-spaced type make an inviting volume." - The Horn Book Magazine. Judy Blume: Freckle Juice

Nicole Fisher

Nicole Fender Fisher is an American human rights and international policy advisor focusing on health care. Fisher is a Contributor for Forbes Magazine, has spoken at the United Nations, appears on news and sports networks, she has been council to political advisors from the U. S. Congressional Budget Office, United Nations and U. S. Department of State. In 2013 Fisher left the public sector to create a private consulting firm focused on health and human rights: HHR Strategies, as well as a nonprofit addressing brain health. In 2018 Fisher launched a YouTube channel answering global public health questions for readers and viewers. Fisher was born in Baton Rouge, but attended middle school and high school in the Ozark Mountains in Missouri, she received a B. A. in psychology and biology from the University of Missouri, a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago while working in healthcare systems abroad, a doctorate from the University of North Carolina. During her schooling she focused on global public health and neuroscience.

While in her doctoral program, Fisher began writing for Forbes Magazine and spent significant time working in clinics and hospitals in India, South East Asia and Latin America. Fisher has been an advisor on Capitol Hill and to the North Carolina and Louisiana state legislatures, her legislative writing focuses on public health, health reform, Medicare, Medicaid and "contextual health." At the state and federal level she crafted concussion legislation for youth sports and accused the NFL of altering neuroscience data. In 2012, Fisher was a signatory to an amicus curiae brief submitted to the Supreme Court in support of severability during the National Federation of Independent Business v Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, as it pertained to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In 2016 she published an immigration reform brief with the MacArthur Foundation on the U. S. health labor sector, calling for more international and foreign-born providers. Internationally, Fisher's work has predominantly addressed issues such as access to clean water, women's right to vote and refugee health.

In 2015, Fisher was named to the board of the Brain Treatment Foundation, a nonprofit focused on brain health tailoring treatment plans to combat veterans. To much controversy, in 2015 Fisher started a series of concussion events at NFL gatherings. Subsequently, each year at the Super Bowl she hosts a Brain Health Summit with agent Leigh Steinberg. Before Super Bowl LIII Fisher was involved in a documentary series that consists of Brett Favre, Floyd Mayweather, Roy Jones Jr. called Concussed: The American Dream. Fisher lives in Washington, D. C