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The Goodies

The Goodies were a trio of British comedians: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie. They wrote for and performed in their eponymous television comedy show during the 1970s and early 1980s, combining sketches and situation comedy; the three actors met each other as undergraduates at Cambridge University, where Brooke-Taylor was studying law, Garden was studying medicine, Oddie was studying English. Their contemporaries included Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, who became members of Monty Python, with whom they became close friends. Brooke-Taylor and Cleese studied together and swapped lecture notes as they were both law students, but at different colleges within the university. All three Goodies became members of the Cambridge University Footlights Club, with Brooke-Taylor becoming president in 1963, Garden succeeding him as president in 1964. Garden himself was succeeded as Footlights Club president in 1965 by Idle, who had become aware of the Footlights when he auditioned for a Pembroke College "smoker" for Brooke-Taylor and Oddie.

Brooke-Taylor and Oddie were cast members of the 1960s BBC radio comedy show I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, which featured John Cleese, David Hatch and Jo Kendall, lasted until 1973. I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again resulted from the 1963 Cambridge University Footlights Club revue A Clump of Plinths. After having its title changed to Cambridge Circus, the revue went on to play at West End in London, followed by a tour of New Zealand and Broadway in New York, US, they took part in various TV shows with other people, including Brooke-Taylor in At Last the 1948 Show. Brooke-Taylor took part in Marty. In 1968 Brooke-Taylor appeared with Cleese, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman in How to Irritate People. Garden and Oddie took part in Twice a Fortnight, before Brooke-Taylor and Oddie worked on the late 1960s TV show Broaden Your Mind; the original BBC television series ran from November 1970 to February 1980 on BBC 2, with 67 half-hour episodes, two forty-five-minute Christmas specials. The series was created by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie, co-written by all three, with Oddie providing the music for the show.

Episodes were co-written by Garden and Oddie. It was one of the first shows in the UK to use chroma key and one of the first to use stop-motion techniques in a live action format. Other effects include hand editing for repeated movement used to make animals "talk" or "sing", play speed effects as used in the episode "Kitten Kong". In the series, the threesome travelled around on, fell off, a three-seater bicycle called the trandem. In September 1978, the trio appeared in character in an episode of the BBC One television game show Star Turn Challenge, presented by Bernard Cribbins, in which teams of celebrities competed in acting games, their opponents were three members of the cast of The Liver Birds, Nerys Hughes, Elizabeth Estensen and Michael Angelis. They presented the Christmas 1976 edition of Disney Time from the toy department of Selfridges store in London, broadcast on BBC1 on Boxing Day at 5.50 pm. The Goodies never had a formal contract with the BBC, when the BBC Light Entertainment budget for 1980 was exhausted by the production of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV series, the Goodies signed a contract with London Weekend Television for ITV.

However, after one half-hour Christmas special in 1981, a six-part series in early 1982, the series was cancelled. In interviews the cast suggest the reasons were economic, that a typical Goodies sketch was more expensive than it appeared. A special episode, based on the original 1971 Goodies' "Kitten Kong" episode, was called "Kitten Kong: Montreux'72 Edition", was first broadcast in 1972; the Goodies won the Silver Rose in 1972 for this special episode at the Festival Rose d'Or, held in Montreux, Switzerland. In the first episode of the next series, "The New Office", Tim Brooke-Taylor can be seen painting the trophy gold; the Goodies won the Silver Rose in 1975 at the Festival Rose d'Or for their episode "The Movies". The Goodies was nominated for a BAFTA award in 1975, as the Best Light Entertainment Programme, but lost out to Fawlty Towers; the Goodies were nominated for an EMMY award. Unlike many long-running BBC comedy series, The Goodies has not enjoyed extensive repeats on terrestrial television in the UK.

In 1986 BBC2 broadcast the episode "Kitten Kong" during a week of programmes screened under the banner "TV-50", when the BBC celebrated 50 years of broadcasting. In the late 1980s, the pan-European satellite-channel Super Channel broadcast a couple of episodes and the short-lived Comedy Channel broadcast some of the Goodies episodes in the early 1990s. UK Gold screened many of the earlier episodes with commercial timing cuts; the same episodes subsequently aired on UK Arena cut. When UK Arena became UK Drama UKTV Drama, The Goodies was dropped along with its other comedy and documentary shows; the cast took matters into their own hands and arranged with Network Video for the release of a digitally-remastered'best of' selection entitled The Goodies... At Last on VHS and Region 0 DVD in April 2003. A second volume, The Goodies... At Last a Second Helping was released on Region 2 in February 2005. Series 9 was released on Region 2 as The Goodies – The Complete LWT Series on 26 March 2007 and a fourth volume The Goodies...

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Meiler Fitzhenry

Meilyr FitzHenry was a Cambro-Norman nobleman and Lord Chief Justice of Ireland during the Lordship of Ireland. Meilyr FitzHenry was the son of Henry FitzHenry, an illegitimate son of King Henry I, by Nest, daughter of Rhys ap Tewdwr, the last king of Deheubarth, he was thus related to native families of South Wales. Robert Fitz-Stephen, Maurice FitzGerald, David FitzGerald, bishop of St. David's, William FitzGerald of Carew were his uncles. Meilyr's cousins included Raymond le Gros, Gerald of Wales, prince Rhys ap Gruffydd, the famous Lord Rhys, Henry II. In 1158 his father, Henry FitzHenry, was killed in battle during Henry II's campaign in Wales. Meilyr, Henry's oldest son, succeeded to his father's possessions of Narberth and Pebidiog, the central and north-eastern parts of the modern Pembrokeshire. In 1169 he accompanied his uncle Robert FitzStephen on his first expedition to Ireland, he first distinguished himself in the invasion of Ossory along with his cousin Robert de Barry, older brother of Giraldus Cambrensis.

In 1173 the return of Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke named Strongbow to England threw Ireland into revolt. Meilyr was in garrison at Waterford, made a rash sortie against the Irish, he pursued them into the woods, was surrounded. But he cut a way through them with his sword, arrived back at Waterford with three Irish axes in his horse and two on his shield. In 1174 he returned with Raymond to Wales, but when Strongbow brought Raymond back Meilyr came with him and received as a reward Offaly, Carbury barony, Kildare. In October 1175 he accompanied Raymond in his expedition against Limerick, was second to swim over the River Shannon, with his cousin David stood the attack of the Irish until the rest of the army had crossed over, he was one of the band of Geraldines who under Raymond met the new governor, William FitzAldhelm, at Waterford, at once incurred his jealousy. Hugh de Lacy, the next Justice, took away Meilyr's Kildare estate, but gave him Leix in exchange, a marcher district. In 1182 de Lacy again became Chief Justice, built a castle on Meilyr's Leix estate at Timahoe, gave him his niece as a wife.

It seems probable that Meilyr had been married, but he hitherto had no legitimate children. This childlessness was, in Giraldus's opinion, God's punishment to him for the want of respect to the church. In June 1200 Meilyr was in attendance on King John in Normandy, on 28 October of that year received a grant of two cantreds in Kerry, one in Cork. About the same time he was appointed to Ireland as Lord Chief Justice, the King reserving to himself pleas touching the crown, the mint, the exchange. During his six years' government Meilyr had to contend against the factiousness of the Norman nobles. John de Courci, the conqueror of Ulster, was a constant source of trouble to him; the establishment of Hugh de Lacy as Earl of Ulster was a great triumph for FitzHenry. Before long, war broke out between Lacy and FitzHenry. Another lawless Norman noble was William de Burgh, now engaged in the conquest of Connaught, but while De Burgh was devastating that region, FitzHenry and his assessor, Walter de Lacy, led a host into De Burgh's Munster estates.

De Burgh lost his estates, though on appeal to King John he recovered them all, except those in Connaught. FitzHenry had similar troubles with other nobles. Walter de Lacy, at one time his chief colleague, quarrelled with him in 1206 about the baronies of Limerick. In 1204 he was directed by the king to build a castle in Dublin to serve as a court of justice, as well as a means of defence, he was to compel the citizens of Dublin to fortify the city itself. In 1207 FitzHenry was given the land of Offaly by King John, taken from under the lordship of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, thereby incurring hatred from the fellow barons of Ireland and head families; those dissatisfied with King John's decision to hand over Offaly petitioned for its return, from which they received a strong rebuke from John Marshal, William Marshal's nephew, named marshal of Ireland by King John. King John summoned Meiler FitzHenry, William Marshal, other men to discuss the matter, during which FitzHenry instructed his men to attack Leinster, the land held by William Marshal, FitzHenry's lord.

Receiving minor punishment, FitzHenry was allowed to return to Ireland with three letters that summoned to England the officers that were protecting Leinster for William Marshal. These men refused to leave their lord's land unprotected and so fought off the attacks by FitzHenry and his men. Meiler FitzHenry and his men were captured, their first born sons, or whatever children were available, demanded as a sign of good behavior. FitzHenry held the justiciarship until 1208, at the conclusion of Offaly being returned to William Marshal; the last writ addressed to him in that capacity is dated 19 June 1208. John Thomas Gilbert stated that he was superseded between 1203 and 1205 by Hugh de Lacy, but many writs are addressed to him as Justice during these years. On several occasions assessors or counsellors were associated with him in his work, he was directed to do nothing of exceptional importance without their advice. FitzHenry remained one of the most powerful of Irish barons after he ceased to be Justiciar.

About 1212 his name appears after that of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke in the protest of the Irish barons against the threatened deposition of John by the Pope, the declaration of their willingness to live and die for the king. Several gifts from the king marked John's appreciation of his administration of Ireland, but it was not till August 1219 that all the expenses incurred

Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

The Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island is a diocese of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada of the Anglican Church of Canada. It encompasses the provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and has two cathedrals: All Saints' in Halifax and St. Peter's in Charlottetown, it is the oldest Anglican diocese outside the British Islands. Its de facto see city is Halifax, its 24 400 Anglicans distributed in 239 congregations are served by 153 clergy and 330 lay readers according to the last available data. According to the 2001 census, 120,315 Nova Scotians identified themselves as Anglicans, while 6525 Prince Edward Islanders did the same; the first recorded Anglican services in Nova Scotia were held in Annapolis Royal on October 10, 1710 and in Cape Breton Island in 1745. The Diocese was created on 11 August 1787 by Letters Patent of George III which "erected the Province of Nova Scotia into a bishop's see" and these named Charles Inglis as first bishop of the see; the diocese was the first Church of England see created outside Wales.

At this point, the see covered present-day New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec. From 1825 to 1839, it included the nine parishes of Bermuda, subsequently transferred to the Diocese of Newfoundland. In 1849, Archdeacon R. Willis was stationed at Halifax. In 1866, there were two archdeaconries: George McCawley was Archdeacon of Nova Scotia and J. Herbert Read of Prince Edward's Island. Churches in the diocese that are designated heritage sites include: All Souls' Chapel Holy Trinity Anglican Church St. George's Anglican Church St. John's Anglican Church St. James' Anglican Church Based on the parochial reports from the year 2014 the diocese consists of 239 congregations grouped in 94 parishes, within 10 regions, each having a Regional Dean and an Archdeacon with a total membership of 24,400 people. Of the diocesan clergy 74 are parish Rectors, 19 are Priests in Charge, 101 are retired. There are 11 military chaplains; the diocese has a successful non-stipendiary clergy programme.

There are 330 lay readers trained to administer the sacraments at public services presided by a priest, lead public worship in the absence of clergy, other pastoral functions. Charles Inglis – consecrated August 12, 1787 and died February 24, 1816. Robert Stanser – consecrated May 16, 1816 and died December 23, 1828 John Inglis – consecrated March 26, 1825 and died October 27, 1850. Hibbert Binney – consecrated March 26, 1851 and died April 30, 1887. Frederick Courtney – consecrated April 26, 1888 and died, December 29, 1918. Clarendon Worrell – consecrated October 18, 1904, became Metropolitan of Canada in 1915 and Primate of all Canada in 1931 and died August 10, 1934. John Hackenley – consecrated January 6, 1925, became Metropolitan of Canada in 1939 and died November 16, 1943. Frederick Kingston – consecrated Bishop of Algoma April 25, 1940, translated to Nova Scotia in 1944, became Primate of All Canada and Archbishop of Nova Scotia in 1947 and died November 20, 1950. Robert Waterman – consecrated January 27, 1948, installed as coadjutor January 27, 1948, succeeded as diocesan, November 20, 1950 and enthroned January 26, 1951, retired June 20, 1963 and died, December 16, 1984.

William Davis – consecrated February 26, 1958, installed as coadjutor February 26, 1958 and succeeded as diocesan July 1, 1963, became metropolitan of the province June 8, 1972, retired August 31, 1975 and died, May 28, 1987. George Arnold – consecrated September 21, 1967 and installed as suffragan September 21, 1967, elected coadjutor May 29, 1975 and succeeded as diocesan September 1, 1975, retired January 1, 1980 and died January 31, 1998. Leonard Hatfield – consecrated October 17, 1976 and installed as suffragan October 17, 1976, elected coadjutor September 27, 1979 and succeeded as diocesan January 1, 1980, retired September 30, 1984 and died September 14, 2001. Arthur Peters – consecrated February 2, 1982 and installed coadjutor February 2, 1982, installed as diocesan November 29, 1984, elected metropolitan of the province October 19, 1997 and title changed from "Archbishop of Nova Scotia" to "Archbishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island" in 1999. Russell Hatton – elected and consecrated suffragan in 1986, resigned in 1990 and became Bishop to the Armed Forces.

Arthur Peters – retired February 28, 2002 Fred Hiltz was elected suffragan on October 6, 1994 and consecrated on January 18, 1995. His title changed to include Prince Edward Island in 1999 and he was elected coadjutor on November 9, 2001, he succeeded as diocesan on March 1, 2002 and resigned as diocesan bishop effective September 20, 2007 to become Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. Sue Moxley graduated from the University of Western Ontario and the University of Michigan Atlantic School of Theology, she was ordained deacon June 29, 1984 and priest March 25, 1985. She was elected suffragan November 2003 and consecrated on March 25, 2004, she was elected diocesan October 20, 2007 and installed on November 23, 2007. Ron Cutler graduated from McGill University with a BTh, he was elected suffragan on May 23, 2008 and consecrated on June 29, 2008 elected coadjutor-bishop on

Mount Gambier-Heywood railway line

Mount Gambier-Heywood railway line is a 5 ft 3 in line located in Australia which operated from 27 November 1917 to 11 April 1995 between Mount Gambier in the state of South Australia and Heywood in the state of Victoria. It is one of two railway lines built by both state governments following an agreement in 1912 to connect to each other’s railway networks. There has been calls for standardisation over the past two decades from Heywood to Wolseley since the Melbourne to Adelaide line was converted in 1995; the line is gazetted as the “Mount Gambier-Heywood Railway” by both the South Australian and Victorian governments. This name was used in a report jointly published by the two state governments in 2009. Newspaper reports published in both states about the railway line prior to its opening used the title “Portland-Mount Gambier Railway.” Some sources published in Victoria refer to the line as the “Mount Gambier line.” The South Australian and Victorian governments agreed on 28 November 1912 to connect their respective railway networks at two places by constructing lines between Heywood and Mount Gambier and between Murrayville in Victoria and Pinnaroo in South Australia with legislation subsequently passed by both parliaments being enacted on 14 December 1912 and 23 December 1912 respectively.

The agreement between the two state governments gave the responsibility for the construction of the line between Heywood and Mount Gambier to the Government of Victoria and the responsibility for the line between Murrayville and Pinnaroo to the Government of South Australia. The section of line between Heywood and Dartmoor was completed on 22 June 1916 with the remainder of the line being complete on 28 November 1917; the railway line opened for business on 28 November 1917 without any “special ceremony” and with passenger services scheduled for Mondays and Fridays. The rail service between Mount Gambier and Heywood was suspended on 11 April 1995 due the standardization of the gauges of the Melbourne–Adelaide and the Maroona-Portland lines; the South Australian section of the line between Mount Gambier and Rennick was used by the tourist service, the Limestone Coast Railway, until 20 March 1999. In 2009, the South Australian and Victorian governments published an action plan for freight services within the Green Triangle Region which advised that projected volumes of woodchip intended for export from the Port of Portland in the years 2012-2015 would make a restored Mount Gambier–Heywood rail line a “potentially … commercially viable” operation.

Due to the construction of a public space park where Mount Gambier railway station once stood in 2015, the line is no longer connected to the Millicent and Wolseley lines. Stations included the following:: Rail transport in South Australia Rail transport in Victoria Pinnaroo railway line, South Australia Pinnaroo railway line, Victoria

The Sandlot

The Sandlot is a 1993 American coming-of-age comedy film co-written and narrated by David Mickey Evans which tells the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer of 1962. It stars Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Karen Allen, Denis Leary, James Earl Jones; the filming locations were in Midvale, Salt Lake City, Ogden, Utah. It has become a cult film. In the summer of 1962, reserved fifth grader Scotty Smalls moves with his parents to the San Fernando Valley, where he has difficulty making friends, he tries to join a group of boys who play baseball daily in a local sandlot, but is embarrassed by his inability to catch or throw the ball. An attempt to learn to play catch with his stepfather, results in a black eye, he is invited to join the team by their leader and best player, Benny Rodriguez, who mentors him. When catcher Hamilton "Ham" Porter hits a home run into a backyard, Scotty attempts to retrieve the ball but is stopped by the other boys, who tell him of "the Beast", a junkyard dog so large and savage that it has become a neighborhood legend.

Many baseballs hit into the yard over the years have all been claimed by the Beast, kept chained up by its owner, Mr. Mertle. One hot day, the boys visit the community pool. Michael "Squints" Palledorous has a crush on lifeguard Wendy Peffercorn, fakes drowning in order to get her to administer mouth-to-mouth resuscitation; the sandlot team is banned from the pool. On the Fourth of July the team plays a night game by the light of the fireworks, Scotty observes that although to the rest of them baseball is just a game, it is Benny's true passion, they are challenged to play against a rival Little League team whom they handily defeat. To celebrate, they visit a fair where they ride a spinning carnival ride. One day, Benny hits the team's only baseball so hard. With Bill away on business, Scotty borrows a baseball from his trophy room, autographed by legendary player Babe Ruth. Being ignorant of baseball history, Scotty does not realize the ball's value, hits his first home run, sending it into the Beast's yard.

When the other boys learn of the autograph, they tell Scotty its value and make several attempts to get the ball out of the yard using makeshift retrieval devices, but each is destroyed by the Beast. Benny has a dream in which the spirit of Babe Ruth advises him to retrieve the ball himself, that this will be the moment that makes him a legend. Benny goes over the fence and "pickles" the Beast to retrieve the ball, but the English Mastiff breaks its chain and leaps over the fence in pursuit, it chases Benny through town, resulting in several comedic situations, back to the sandlot. Benny jumps back into Mr. Mertle's yard, but the Beast crashes through the fence, which falls down on top of it. Scotty and Benny lift the fence to free the dog, who shows gratitude by leading them to its stash of baseballs, they meet Mr. Mertle, who turns out to be a former baseball player who played with Babe Ruth but went blind after being struck by a baseball, he kindly trades them the chewed-up ball for one autographed by all of the 1927 New York Yankees.

Scotty gives this ball to Bill, their father-and-son relationship improves. The boys continue to play baseball on the sandlot, with the Beast whose real name is Hercules—as their mascot. Over the next few years, the sandlot kids go their separate ways. Benny's exploit with the Beast earns him the nickname "the Jet", he goes on to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Scotty becomes a sports commentator, covers a game against the San Francisco Giants in which Benny steals home. Celebrating his victory, the two exchange thumbs up. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 61% from critics based on 54 reviews, with an average rating of 5.92/10, but an approval rating of 89% from the Audience, based on over 261,000 reviews. The site's critical consensus reads, "It may be shamelessly derivative and overly nostalgic, but The Sandlot is a genuinely sweet and funny coming-of-age adventure." Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale. Metacritic gave the film a score of 55 indicating "mixed or average reviews.

Critic Roger Ebert gave the film three stars, comparing the movie to a summertime version of A Christmas Story, based on the tone and narration of both films: "There was a moment in the film when Rodriguez hit a line drive directly at the pitcher's mound, I ducked and held up my mitt, I realized I didn't have a mitt, it was I realized how this movie had seduced me with its memories of what matters when you are 12." Bob Cannon of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a B+, praising its simplicity and strong fundamentals. Leonard Klady of Variety gave the film a negative review, he praised the cinematography and score, but felt the baseball team did not come together, that the film, while sincere, was a "remarkably shallow wade, rife with incident and slim on substance." The film grossed $4 million in a further $32 million through ticket sales. Figures for worldwide VHS and DVD sales are estimated to be at $76 million. Since its release on both VHS and DVD, the film has become a cult favorite. In 1998, Michael Polydoros sued the producers of the film for defamation.

Polydoros, a childhood classmate of David Mickey Evans, the writer and director of The Sandlot, claimed that the character Michael "Squints" Palledorous was derogatory a

Yoshiyuki Shinoda

Yoshiyuki Shinoda is a former Japanese football player and manager. Shinoda was born in Kofu on June 18, 1971. After graduating from high school, he joined Japan Soccer League club Kofu SC in 1990. Although he played in 1 season, he could only play one match. In 1991, he entered Chuo University. After graduating from Chuo University, he joined Japan Football League club Fukuoka Blux in 1995; the club won the champions in 1995 and was promoted to J1 League from 1996. He played; however the club results were bad and the club was relegated to J2 League from 2002. He retired end of 2004 season. After retirement, Shinoda started coaching career at Avispa Fukuoka in 2005, he coached for top team and youth team. In July 2008, manager Pierre Littbarski was sacked and Shinoda became a new manager as Littbarski successor; the club was promoted to J1 League. However the club results were bad in 2011, he was sacked in August. In 2012, he became a coach. In July 2016, manager Hiroshi Jofuku was sacked and Shinoda became a new manager as Jofuku successor.

However he was sacked in September 2017. In 2018, he became a coach under manager Jan Jönsson. In May 2019, Jönsson was sacked and Shinoda became a new manager. Update. League Manager statistics at J. League