Tom Berenger

Tom Berenger is an American television and motion picture actor. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Staff Sergeant Bob Barnes in Platoon, he is known for playing Jake Taylor in the Major League films and Thomas Beckett in the Sniper films. Other films he appeared in include Looking for Mr. Goodbar, The Dogs of War, The Big Chill and the Cruisers, The Field, The Substitute, One Man's Hero, Training Day, Inception. Berenger won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his performance as Jim Vance in the 2012 miniseries Hatfields & McCoys. Berenger was born as Thomas Michael Moore in Chicago, on May 31, 1949, to a Roman Catholic family of Irish ancestry with his great-grandfather and grandmother settling in Chicago, he has Susan. His father was a printer for a traveling salesman. Moore graduated in 1967 from Rich East High School in Illinois, he studied journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia, but decided to seek an acting career following his graduation in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

He worked in regional theatre and in 1972, he worked as a flight attendant with Eastern Airlines, based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He transferred to New York in 1973. Moore selected "Berenger" as his professional name after he was forced to change his surname professionally, as there was a "Tom Moore" in the Actors' Equity Association. Berenger had a starring role as lawyer Tim Siegel on One Life to Live, his feature film debut was the lead in Rush an independent film. In 1977, he had a small role as the killer of the lead character in Looking for Mr. Goodbar based on the murder of schoolteacher Roseann Quinn. In 1978, he had a starring role in In Praise of Older Women for Avco-Embassy Pictures. In 1979, he played Butch Cassidy in Butch and Sundance: The Early Days, a role he got in part because of his resemblance to Paul Newman, who played the character in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Berenger starred in several significant films in the 1980s, including The Big Chill and the Cruisers, Someone to Watch Over Me, Shoot to Kill, Major League.

In 1986, he received an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Staff Sergeant Barnes in Platoon. A role for which he has become well known for is Thomas Beckett, the main character in the mid-1990s film Sniper. Other notable films from that period in which he was featured include Born on the Fourth of July, Shattered and Chasers; when asked in a 1999 interview to name his favorite film out of those in which he had acted, Berenger said it was too difficult to choose but that the one he had watched most was his 1993 film Gettysburg, where he played the role of General James Longstreet. He established the Tom Berenger Acting Scholarship Fund in 1988 to award theatre students for excellence in performance. In more recent years, Berenger has continued to have an active acting career in film and television, although at a supporting level, his most notable television appearance was on Cheers in its last season as Rebecca Howe's blue collar-plumber love interest, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series".

He began a career as a producer in the 1990s. Berenger co-produced the 1997 miniseries Rough Riders starring as Theodore Roosevelt. Berenger was seen on the box art and promotional content for Novalogic's Delta Force: Black Hawk Down, as his roles in Sniper 2 and Sniper 3 were similar to what was chosen for the game's artwork, he starred in the mini-series version of Stephen King's Nightmares & Dreamscapes, as a celebrated author who realizes the warped painting he purchased is alive with illustrations of impending doom for him in "The Road Virus Heads North". Berenger stars opposite Armand Assante and Busta Rhymes in the dramatic thriller Breaking Point, which had a limited release starting in December 2009, he has most appeared in the science fiction thriller Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio and Cillian Murphy, where he played a business executive who served as a mentor to and was an associate of the father of Murphy's character. It was his first film role since Training Day in 2001. In 2012 he appeared in the TV miniseries Hatfields & McCoys as Jim Vance, uncle of protagonist Devil Anse Hatfield.

On September 23, 2012 Berenger earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for the role. Berenger has six children, he has two children by his first wife, Barbara Wilson, to whom he was married from 1976 to 1984: Allison Moore and Patrick Moore. He has three daughters by second wife Lisa Williams: Chloe Moore and Shiloh Moore, he has a daughter named Scout Moore with Patricia Alvaran, to whom he was married from 1998–2011. He married Laura Moretti in Sedona, Arizona in early September 2012. Tom Berenger on IMDb Tom Berenger at AllMovie Tom Berenger Online Celebrity Detective


Vellerat is a former municipality in the district of Delémont in the canton of Jura in Switzerland. On 1 January 2019 the former municipalities of Rebeuvelier and Vellerat merged into the municipality of Courrendlin. Vellerat is first mentioned in 1741 as Vellerat. Vellerat was allowed to join canton Jura after a 1996 nationwide vote. Vellerat has an area of 2.05 km2. Of this area, 0.53 km2 or 26.0% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.44 km2 or 70.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.07 km2 or 3.4% is settled. Of the built up area and buildings made up 2.5% and transportation infrastructure made up 1.0%. Out of the forested land, 66.7% of the total land area is forested and 3.9% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 3.4% is used for growing crops and 13.7% is pastures and 8.3% is used for alpine pastures. The municipality is located in the Delemont district; the municipalities of Bourrignon, Châtillon, Courtételle, Delémont, Ederswiler, Movelier, Rebeuvelier and Vellerat are considering a merger on at a date in the future into the new municipality with an, as of 2011, undetermined name.

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Or, a Rooster Gules on Coupeaux Vert. Vellerat has a population of 71; as of 2008, 5.8% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of 4.3%. Migration accounted for 10%, while births and deaths accounted for -4.3%. Most of the population speaks French as their first language, German is the second most common and English is the third; as of 2008, the population was 47.9 % female. The population was made up of 2 non-Swiss men. There were 3 non-Swiss women. Of the population in the municipality, 26 or about 39.4% were born in Vellerat and lived there in 2000. There were 17 or 25.8% who were born in the same canton, while 12 or 18.2% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, 9 or 13.6% were born outside of Switzerland. As of 2000, children and teenagers make up 21.2% of the population, while adults make up 72.7% and seniors make up 6.1%. As of 2000, there were 32 people who never married in the municipality.

There were 3 individuals who are divorced. As of 2000, there were 27 private households in the municipality, an average of 2.4 persons per household. There were 8 households that consist of 3 households with five or more people. In 2000, a total of 26 apartments were permanently occupied, while 16 apartments were seasonally occupied and 6 apartments were empty; the vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2010, was 3.85%. The historical population is given in the following chart: Vellerat is twinned with the town of Voeren, Belgium. In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SPS; the next three most popular parties were the CVP, the SVP and the FDP. In the federal election, a total of 33 votes were cast, the voter turnout was 58.9%. As of 2010, Vellerat had an unemployment rate of 3.5%. As of 2008, there were 4 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 3 businesses involved in this sector. 1 person was employed in the secondary sector and there was 1 business in this sector.

2 people were employed with 1 business in this sector. There were 41 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 34.1% of the workforce. In 2008 the total number of full-time equivalent jobs was 6; the number of jobs in the primary sector was 3. The number of jobs in the secondary sector was 1; the number of jobs in the tertiary sector was 2. In the tertiary sector. In 2000, there were 30 workers. Of the working population, 9.8% used public transportation to get to work, 73.2% used a private car. From the 2000 census, 43 or 65.2% were Roman Catholic, while 8 or 12.1% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there was 1 individual. 11 belonged to no church, are agnostic or atheist, 3 individuals did not answer the question. In Vellerat about 34 or of the population have completed non-mandatory upper secondary education, 5 or have completed additional higher education. Of the 5 who completed tertiary schooling, 40.0% were Swiss men, 20.0% were Swiss women.

The Canton of Jura school system provides two year of non-obligatory Kindergarten, followed by six years of Primary school. This is followed by three years of obligatory lower Secondary school where the students are separated according to ability and aptitude. Following the lower Secondary students may attend a three or four year optional upper Secondary school followed by some form of Tertiary school or they may enter an apprenticeship. During the 2009-10 school year, there were no students attending school in Vellerat; as of 2000, there were 10 students from Vellerat. Asteroid 212374 Vellerat, discovered by amateur astronomer Michel Ory in 2006, was named in honor of the village; the official naming citation was published by the Minor Plan

Tripod Beta

Tripod Beta is an incident and accident analysis methodology made available by the Stichting Tripod Foundation via the Energy Institute. The methodology is designed to help an accident investigator analyse the causes of an incident or accident in conjunction with conducting the investigation; this helps direct the investigation as the investigator will be able to see where more information is needed about what happened, or how or why the incident occurred. Tripod Beta was developed by Shell International Exploration and Production B. V. as the result of Shell-funded academic research in the 1980s and 1990s. Such research contributed towards the development of the Swiss cheese model of accident causation, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, towards the development of the Hearts and Minds safety culture toolkit; the research was based on the following hypotheses Accidents happen because controls fail The underlying causes of controls failing are due to underlying causes in the way we manage Those underlying causes, metaphorically comparable with'pathogens' are present long before an accident occurs Those'imperfections' are known by some of the people before the incident occurs People are well intended, trying to get their task done despite the imperfections in the system.

If we can identify those failures and take action to remove them we will reduce the probability of accidentsThe early research focused on a predictive tool to identify underlying causes of incidents before they occurred rather than an incident investigation methodology This would become the basis for Tripod Delta. The incident investigation methodology whilst always part of the research came around 1990. Initial Tripod Investigation followed a tabular approach as graphical program was not yet available Following the 1988 Piper Alpha disaster and Lord Cullen report in 1990, Shell International created a team to look at Safety management systems and Safety Cases; that team worked until 2004 they developed a number of approaches, the EP forum guidance on Safety cases was founded on work by that team. The team worked with Leiden and Manchester Universities to the understanding of accident causation, developed in the 1984-2000 research program. In 1992 Mircosoft released windows version 3.1. That gave the team the ability for the first time to create graphical representations of the theories developed.

Two software-based tools were developed: Bow Tie and Tripod Beta, respectively. In 1998, following publicity of Tripod Beta, Shell International Exploration and Production B. V. transferred copyright of the Tripod Beta methodology to the Stichting Tripod Foundation, a charitable body under Dutch law. The Foundation's purpose is to promote best practice in industry through the sensible usage of Tripod technologies to aid in the understanding and prevention of accidents and incidents. In 2012 the Foundation partnered with the Energy Institute in the UK; the Energy Institute publishes the official guide on using the Tripod Beta methodology. The Stichting Tripod Foundation accredits approved training courses, assesses the competence of users of the Tripod methodology. Users who are assessed as competent in Tripod Beta are accredited as'Tripod Practitioners'. Tripod Beta is a methodology that can be using specialized software; the methodology combines a number of theories of accident causation into generating a single model of an accident or incident, most notably the Swiss cheese model and human factors-oriented theories such as GEMS. as well as the worldwide accepted as a'mainstream model'GOP' by Martin Fishbein and Icek Ajzen, expanding on the'Theory of Reasoned Action'...

A Tripod tree is divided into three sections. An Event in terms of Tripod Beta is the unexpected, unwanted or adverse outcome of a willfully carried out and intended process; the sequence such Events in an incident are shown in the tree as a series of'trios', a simple logic gate that tells how the combination of two events led to an outcome. The outcome can become an event that can combine with another event to cause a subsequent outcome, so on; as the sequence of trios goes forward in time, the tree ends when the last incident occurs, but if relevant can take into account what happened after the incident. Potential events may be investigated; as the sequence goes backwards in time, the tree begins with the last'normal' Event, i.e. an event, a normal part of operations. This represents a logical place at which to start investigating an incident, as everything that happened after this was unusual and therefore worth investigating'what went wrong?'. A trio has three elements: the Event, the object (the person or thing, changed, the agent of change.

A logic test is used to ensure the correct identification of these elements:'Agent of change' acts upon'object' and results in'event'. For example,'Fire' acts upon'Person' and results in'Person burnt by fire'; the Tripod practitioner first models the incident by constructing a series of Trios that explain'what happened'. Trees have between two and five trios via interconnecting nodes, where either an Event turns into an'Agent of Change'in a subsequent t