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The Smiths

The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The group consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke, drummer Mike Joyce. Critics have called them one of the most important bands to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. In 2002, the NME named the Smiths "the artist to have had the most influence on the NME". In 2003, all four of their albums appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Based on the songwriting partnership of Morrissey and Marr, the Smiths' focus on a guitar and drum sound, their fusion of 1960s rock and post-punk, were a rejection of the synthesiser-based dance-pop of the time. Marr's Rickenbacker guitar work had a jangle pop sound reminiscent of Roger McGuinn of the Byrds. Morrissey's complex, literate lyrics combined themes about ordinary people with mordant humour; the Smiths signed to the independent record label Rough Trade Records. They have released several compilations and non-album singles.

Several Smiths singles reached the top 20 of the UK Singles Chart and all of their studio albums reached the top five of the UK Albums Chart, including the number-one album Meat Is Murder. They achieved mainstream success in Europe with The Queen is Dead and Strangeways, Here We Come which both entered into the top twenty of the European Albums Chart, their posthumous live. The band remain cult favourites, they have turned down several offers to reunite. On 31 August 1978, a 19-year-old Morrissey was introduced to the 14-year-old Johnny Marr by mutual acquaintances Billy Duffy and Howard Bates at a Patti Smith gig held at Manchester's Apollo Theatre. In May 1982 Marr decided that he wanted to establish a new band, subsequently turned up on the doorstep of Morrissey's house – 384 Kings Road, Stretford– accompanied by mutual friend Steve Pomfret, to ask Morrissey if he was interested in founding a band with himself and Pomfret. A fan of the New York Dolls, Marr had been impressed that Morrissey had authored a book on the band, was inspired to turn up on his doorstep following the example of Jerry Leiber, who had formed his working partnership with Mike Stoller after turning up at the latter's door.

According to Morrissey: "We got on famously. We were similar in drive." Conversing, the two found. The next day, Morrissey phoned Marr to confirm that he would be interested in forming a band with him. A few days Morrissey and Marr held their first rehearsal in Marr's rented attic room in Bowdon. Morrissey provided the lyrics for "Don't Blow Your Own Horn", the first song; the next song that they worked on was "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle", which again was based on lyrics produced by Morrissey. Marr included a tempo, based on the Patti Smith song "Kimberly", they recorded it on Marr's TEAC three-track cassette recorder; the third track that the duo worked on was "Suffer Little Children". Alongside these original compositions, Morrissey suggested that the band produce a cover of "I Want a Boy for My Birthday", a song by the 1960s American girl band the Cookies. By the end of the summer of 1982 Morrissey had chosen the band name "the Smiths" informing an interviewer that "it was the most ordinary name and I thought it was time that the ordinary folk of the world showed their faces".

Around the time of the band's formation, Morrissey decided that he would be publicly known only by his surname, with Marr referring to him as "Mozzer" or "Moz". In 1983 he forbade those around him from using the name "Steven". After remaining with the band for several rehearsals, Pomfret departed acrimoniously, he was replaced by the bass player Dale Hibbert, who worked at Manchester's Decibel Studios, where Marr had met him while recording Freak Party's demo. It was through Hibbert that the Smiths were able to record their first demo at Decibel, doing so one night in August 1982. Aided by drummer Simon Wolstencroft, whom Marr had worked with in Freak Party, the band recorded both "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" and "Suffer Little Children". Wolstencroft was not interested in joining the band, so auditions were held to find a permanent drummer, which resulted in Mike Joyce joining them. Meanwhile, Morrissey took the demo recording to Factory Records, but Factory's Tony Wilson wasn't interested.

In October 1982 the Smiths gave their first public performance as a support act for Blue Rondo à la Turk during a student music and fashion show, "An Evening of Pure Pleasure", at Manchester's The Ritz venue. During the performance, they played both their own compositions and "I Want a Boy for My Birthday". Morrissey had organised the gig's aesthetic. Maker remained onstage during the performance, relating that "I was given a pair of maracas – an optional extra – and carte blanche. There were no instructions – I think it was accepted I would improvise... I was there to drink red wine, make extraneous hand gestures and keep well within the tight, chalked circle that Morrissey had drawn around me." Hibbert however was unhappy w

Zhou Yongkang

Zhou Yongkang is a former senior leader of the Communist Party of China. He was a member of the 17th Politburo Standing Committee, China's highest decision-making body, the Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission between 2007 and 2012, making him one of the most powerful leaders in China. In that position, Zhou oversaw China's security apparatus and law enforcement institutions, with power stretching into courts, prosecution agencies, police forces, paramilitary forces, intelligence organs, he was convicted of corruption-related charges in 2014 and expelled from the CPC. Zhou rose through the ranks of the Communist Party through his involvement in the oil and gas industry, starting as a technician on the Daqing oil field during the Cultural Revolution, he was at the helm of the China National Petroleum Corporation between 1996 and 1998 became Minister of Land and Natural Resources until 1999, subsequently Party Secretary of Sichuan China's second most populous province.

Zhou was a State Councilor of the State Council from 2003 to 2008 and a member of the Party Secretariat of the Central Committee. He served as the Minister of Public Security from 2002–07, before being promoted to the PSC. Zhou retired at the 18th Party Congress in 2012. In late 2013, Zhou was placed under investigation for alleged abuse of power and corruption, a decision state media announced in July 2014. Zhou was the first Politburo Standing Committee member – and the most senior-ranked official – since the founding of the People's Republic of China to be tried and convicted of corruption-related charges. Following his investigation, Zhou was expelled from the Communist Party of China. On June 11, 2015, Zhou was convicted of bribery, abuse of power and the intentional disclosure of state secrets by the Intermediate Court in Tianjin. Zhou and his family members were said to have taken 129 million yuan in bribes, he was sentenced to life in prison. Born Zhou Yuangen in December 1942, Zhou is a native of Xiqiantou Village, Wuxi County, in Jiangsu province.

Xiqiantou is located 18 kilometers outside Wuxi city proper. The majority of Xiqiantou residents were surnamed "Zhou". Zhou took on the surname of his mother because his father, whose surname was Lu, was a'live-in son-in-law' of his maternal grandparents. Upon joining the Zhou household when he married, Zhou Yongkang's father took on his wife's surname and became known as Zhou Yisheng. Zhou was the eldest of three sons. Zhou's family was poor. Zhou was sent to school with the financial assistance of his family friends. In 1954, Zhou was enrolled at one of the two top middle schools in the eastern Wuxi area, it was during this period that Zhou changed his name to "Yongkang" on the advice of his teacher, because there was another person in his class with an identical name. Zhou excelled at school, was accepted to enroll at the prestigious Suzhou High School, one of the most prominent secondary schools in the Jiangnan region. Zhou had good grades and was involved in extra-curricular activities, including the school's political ideology group as well as the events promoting literacy.

In 1961, after obtaining stellar results on his Gaokao exams, he was admitted to the Beijing Institute of Petroleum soon after, became the pride of his village. He majored in geophysical exploration. In November 1964 Zhou became a member of the Communist Party of China. In 1966, the Cultural Revolution ensnared. Zhou was told by the authorities to "wait for an assignment" while the political struggles wreaked havoc on China's universities, he waited for a year. He joined geological survey work in north-east China in 1967, assigned to become an intern technician at factory No. 673 at the Daqing oil field. In 1970, Zhou was promoted to lead the geological survey division of a local department charged with carrying out an ambitious petroleum drilling initiative set out by the Party's top leadership. In 1973, Zhou Yongkang was promoted to head the Geophysical Exploration Department of the Liaohe Petroleum Exploration Bureau, located in Panjin, Liaoning. Liaohe would become one of the China National Petroleum Corporation's largest oil fields.

Zhou was seen as a hard-working and mature presence to his colleagues. He would reputedly talk unscripted for hours on end. At Liaohe, Zhou met Wang Shuhua, a factory worker from Hebei province, whom he married; as the Liaohe exploration team grew, Zhou became responsible for over 2,300 employees in his department. His work consisted of leading teams to unexplored, barren territory to conduct site surveys to assess the potential for future oil drilling, he was known to be great at maintaining good interpersonal relationships with his superiors and subordinates, gained significant personal clout. During some years, Zhou did not go back to his home in Jiangsu during the Chinese New Year holiday period, a time traditionally reserved for family reunions. Instead, Zhou would visit his colleagues who were working in harsh winter conditions in remote areas. Beginning in the 1970s, Zhou would gain rapid career advancement, he owed much of his career growth to his mentors from the Beijing Institute of Petroleum, who were working in executive positions at the Liaohe oil fields at the time.

In particular the university's president was known to be fond of Zhou's skills and was eager to promote him. In 1983, with the director of the Liaohe Oil Field Management Burea

Alianza Universidad

Alianza Universidad is a Peruvian association football club, playing in the city of Huánuco. The club was founded as Alianza Huánuco on January 1, 1939; the club have played at the highest level of Peruvian football on one occasion, in the 1991 Torneo Descentralizado, but was relegated to the 1992 Torneo Zonal. In the 2011 Copa Perú, the club classified to the National Stage, but was eliminated by Real Garcilaso in the semifinals, it was invited to play in the 2012 Peruvian Segunda Division. Alianza Universidad played in the Segunda División tournament five seasons from 2012 until 2016. After not much success with gaining promotion the team decided to retire from the tournament and return to the Copa Perú system in 2017 where it will play from the Departamental Stage. Alianza Universidad has had a long-standing rivalry with León de Huánuco; as of 2019Note: Flags indicate national team. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Cuadrangular de Ascenso:Runner-up: 2018Copa Perú: Runner-up: 2018 Región V: Winners: 2008, 2009, 2011Región VI:Runner-up: 2007Liga Departamental de Huánuco:Winners: 1989, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2018 Runner-up: 2007Liga Superior de Huánuco:Winners: 2008, 2009 Runner-up: 2010Liga Provincial de Huánuco:Winners: 2018Liga Distrital de Huánuco:Winners: 2018 List of football clubs in Peru Peruvian football league system Copa Perú

Matteo Zanini

Matteo Zanini is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Reggio Audace. Born in Pavia, Zanini started his career at hometown club A. C. Pavia, he was the member of the reserve team in 2011–12 season. He made his first team debut during 2012–13 Lega Pro Prima Divisione season. On 6 December 2012 he signed his first professional contract; however at the end of season, on 29 June 2013, he was sold to Serie B club Cesena in co-ownership deal for €400,000 in 3-year contract, with Caio De Cenco moved to Pavia in co-ownership deal for €350,000. On 18 July 2013 he returned to Pavia along with Cesena team-mate Fabio Reato. Pavia finished as the last of Group A in 2013–14 Lega Pro Prima Divisione season, but due to the merger of the prime and second division of Lega Pro, the team did not relegate. On 20 June 2014 the co-ownership of Reato and De Cenco were renewed. In June 2015 Zanini joined Cesena outright. In summer 2015 Zanini joined Messina. On 2 August 2016 Zanini joined Akragas in a 2-year contract.

On 31 January 2017 Zanini was signed by Catanzaro in a 2½-year deal. On 17 October 2018, he signed with Lucchese. On 18 July 2019, he signed with Reggio Audace. AIC profile Matteo Zanini at Soccerway

Francis Quirk

Francis James Quirk was an American artist, museum curator and TV personality. He is best known for his paintings of Edgar Lee Masters and Carl Sandberg, as well as his affiliation with Lehigh University as a professor and curator. Francis Quirk was born on June 1907 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, his parents Edward and Anne lived on 30 Waldo Street in Rhode Island. He was the second of five children the others being an older brother Edward, a younger brother Henry, younger sister Anna M. and younger sister Helen M. Quirk completed his undergraduate work at the Rhode Island School of Design where he was the co-founder of a short-lived student humor publication, The Salamander, he completed his certificate in 1929 and his post graduate work in 1930. During this year he served on the staff of the "Student Designer" in the Art Department, he continued post-graduate studies in 1941-1942 at the University of Pennsylvania. Biographies list him as training in Provincetown, Woodstock, New York and Italy. Quirk was an art teacher from 1930 until 1935 at the Montgomery School, for boys in grades 1-12 in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

While teaching at the school, Quirk was quite active outside the classroom and establishing himself as a talented artist. In 1932, Quirk competed for a place at the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation that allowed him to spend three months at Tiffany's estate at Laurelton Hall in Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island. Judges for the competition included impressionist painter Child Hassam and sculptor Daniel Chester French. In 1932, Quirk exhibited at the Provincetown Art Association a painting of Fred Fischer's Place, he won the Juror's Prize at the Providence Art Club's Annual Exhibition with his painting of Scott Adams III. In 1935 Quirk began a 15-year relationship with the Ogontz School for Young Ladies. For the first 5 years he was Professor of Art and Painting. For the last 10 years he was Head of the Art Department. While at Ogontz, on September 12, 1936, he married Anna F. Feeley with. Anna served on the faculty of Ogontz College, she had artistic talent ability and exhibited her paintings in Maine.

Quirk was influential in mentoring at least one artist who rose to some level of prominence, Helen Bacon Hoffman. During his time at Ogontz, his reputation as a portrait painter grew considerably, he painted Carl Sandburg at the request of Abby Sutherland Brown. The Writers Guild of Pennsylvania commissioned a portrait of Edgar Lee Masters in 1946 that became the 70th painting to enter the collection of the US National Portrait Gallery. In 1940, Quirk exhibited a painting of him and his wife attending a concert at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Towards the end of Quirk's tenure at Ogontz he was a Professor of Contemporary Perspective at Philadelphia's Hussian School of Art, he taught there from 1948-1950, shortly after the school's founding by John Hussian in 1946 with the support of principals at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 1950 was a landmark year for Quirk as he made a major transition to the all-male Lehigh University where he took over from Garth Howland as in the Fine Art Department and Director of Exhibits.

In his first year he would expand the exhibit space with the establishment of the Memorial Gallery. He would win the University's Lindbeck Award for distinguished teaching in 1965; as Curator of the Collection he made three significant moves. First, he brought order through a comprehensive cataloging of the collection. Second, he created better display spaces and he began its expansion through donations from prominent alumni such as Ralph Wilson of the Timken Company and Eugene Grace of Bethlehem Steel and through borrowing, he established lending relationships with the Ranger Fund, National Academy of Design and the Smithsonian Institution. Quirk ran numerous exhibitions and established a program for exhibiting student art. Technically, Quirk was an excellent draftsman. At the time, the art world was in revolution with modern movements such as cubism and abstract art emerging. Quirk experimented in cubism, but remained true to a realistic style of portraiture and marine subjects. In the media, Quirk hosted a television program Art as We See It, broadcast on Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Station, WGPA.

He appeared on Philadelphia's WFIL station program These our Own. During his time at Lehigh Quirk bought a home in the Mountain Club in Arizona, he named the Pine Drive home Peterspen and was active in the Mountain Club community teaching art classes. Quirk retired from teaching in 1969, but remained affiliated with the school as professor emeritus through 1972 and had a solo show there in 1973; that show featured works from his time at the Ossabaw Island Foundation who had awarded him a grant in 1968 and a fellowship in 1972. Quirk retired to his home in the Kinney Shores area of Saco, Maine, he had served as President of the Kinney Shores Association. He exhibited his work at the Old Orchard Art Association where he had been honored with a prize in 1962 and sold his work through local galleries, he died on February 1974 in the National Medical Care center in Portland Maine. He was buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Maine. 1932, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship 1940, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art 1932, Providence Art Club, Junior Prize 1950, Who's Who in the East Listing 1950, Who's Who in Art 1956, Ocean Park Judges Award 1962, Old Orchard Award 1965, Lindback Award for distinguished teaching Lehigh University Grantee 1968 and Fellow 1972, Ossabaw Island Project 1970, Impossible Art Exhibition 1973, Sol

Peter Bodak

Peter John Bodak is an English former footballer who played as a winger. A product of the Coventry City youth system, he helped them reach the League Cup semi-finals in 1980–81 and transferred to Manchester United in July 1982, he joined rivals Manchester City five months having not appeared for United's first team, before moving abroad to play for Royal Antwerp and Seiko. After joining Crewe Alexandra in December 1986, Terry Yorath signed him in March 1988 and he netted four goals in 31 League outings for Swansea and featured in City's 1987–88 Fourth Division play-off final triumph, he returned to Hong Kong with Happy Valley in May 1989. He subsequently played for Walsall, Sutton Coldfield Town and Atherstone United