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Tommy Chong

Thomas Bing Kin Chong is a Canadian-American actor, director, cannabis rights activist and comedian. He is known for his marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedy albums and movies with Cheech Marin, as well as playing the character Leo on Fox's That'70s Show, he became a naturalized United States citizen in the late 1980s. Thomas B. Kin Chong was born at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, on May 24, 1938, His mother was Lorna Jean, a waitress of Scotch-Irish ancestry and his father was Stanley Chong, a Chinese truck driver who immigrated to Canada in the 1930s. After arriving in Canada, the senior Chong had first lived with an aunt in Vancouver, where Chinese immigrants were sequestered in a small area due to racial discrimination; as a youth, Tommy Chong moved with his family to Calgary, settling in a conservative neighbourhood Chong has referred to as "Dog Patch". He has said that his father had "been wounded in World War II and there was a veterans' hospital in Calgary.

He bought a $500 house in Dog Patch and raised his family on $50 a week." In an interview, Chong said: By the early 1960s, Chong was playing guitar for a Calgary soul group called the Shades. The Shades moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where the band's name changed to "Little Daddy & the Bachelors", they recorded a single, "Too Much Monkey Business" / "Junior's Jerk". Together with bandmember Bobby Taylor, Chong opened a Vancouver nightclub in 1963; the Alma Theatre, they called it "Blue Balls". They brought in Tina Turner Revue, which had never been to Vancouver before. Although Little Daddy & the Bachelors built up a small following, things soured when they went with Chong's suggestion and had themselves billed as "Four Niggers and a Chink" before taking on the moniker Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers. In 1965, the Vancouvers signed with Gordy Records, they recorded their debut album, an eponymous release, their debut single, the Tommy Chong co-composition, "Does Your Mama Know About Me," which peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100.

While on tour in Chicago for a short time, the band followed opening act the Jackson 5. Chong referred to the young Michael Jackson as a "cute little guy". After the band released two additional singles and bandmate Wes Henderson missed a Friday night performance to apply for green cards so they could become American citizens. Chong was fired by Motown producer Johnny Bristol for arriving late to the gig; when Berry Gordy told Chong that he wasn't fired after all, that it had been a mistake, Chong said he wanted to stay fired. "I said I want to become a Berry Gordy, I don't want to just work for a Berry Gordy. And he says I can, I can dig that. So he was nice, he gave me $5,000 as the severance and to me, a fortune." - Tommy Chong. The group broke up shortly afterwards, when Chong tried to reduce the number of players covered by the Vancouvers' contract, he intended that he, Henderson would constitute the group, while other members would be classified as sidemen and session artists. Chong co-wrote and performed on many Cheech & Chong comedy albums, four of which were nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

He and Cheech Marin shared the 1973 award in this category for Los Cochinos. He directed four of the duo's films, while co-writing and starring in all seven with Cheech. Cheech & Chong, while a successful comedy act, split in 1985 due to creative differences and Marin's desire to focus on a mainstream acting career; this began a difficult time for Chong. He developed an unsold pilot for CBS called The Martinez Family, redeveloped as the 1988 sitcom Trial and Error. In 1990, he directed and starred in the movie Far Out Man, he did not act until filling the recurring role as the fun-loving, aging hippie "Leo" on That'70s Show. Chong was absent during the fifth and sixth seasons of the show as he was serving a brief jail sentence, he played a role as a hippie in Dharma and Greg. Chong was going to voice the character of Shenzi, the hyena in the Disney film The Lion King. Cheech Marin voiced Banzai. Chong provided the voice of the character Yax in the 2016 Disney film Zootopia. In September 2005, a/k/a Tommy Chong premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The documentary, produced and directed by Josh Gilbert, chronicles Chong's comedic and personal history. It includes material related to his prosecution by imprisonment; the project features interviews with Cheech Marin, Bill Maher, George Thorogood, Peter Coyote, Lou Adler, Eric Schlosser and Jay Leno. In 2011, Chong appeared as a Judge in an episode of Bash. On September 4, 2014, Chong was announced as one of the celebrities participating on the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars, he paired with professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd. Despite being at the bottom of the leaderboard numerous times and Murgatroyd were able to make it to the night of the semi-finals but were eliminated at the end of that night. Chong is the oldest contestant. On April 4, 2015, Chong appeared as a guest speaker at the annual "Hash Bash" event in Ann Arbor, which focuses on cannabis legalization. In November 2017, Chong guest-starred as himself in an episode of the Trailer Park Boys spinoff Out of the Park: USA. In 2017, Chong partnered with smoking subscription box service Daily High Club to create


In Greek mythology, Polymestor or Polymnestor was a King of Thrace. His wife was the eldest daughter of King Priam. Polymestor appears in Euripides' play Hecuba and in the Ovidian myth "Hecuba and Polydorus". Polymestor was a Greek king of Arcadia. During the Trojan War, King Priam was frightened for his youngest son Polydorus's safety since Polydorus could not fight for himself. Priam sent the child, along with gifts of jewelry and gold, to the court of King Polymestor to keep him away from the fighting. After Troy fell, Polymestor betrayed Priam and threw Polydorus into the ocean in order to keep the treasure for himself. Hecuba, Polydorus' mother, discovered the treachery, she asked Agamemnon to bring Polymestor to her. Agamemnon complied, another of Hecuba's children. Hecuba baits Polymestor by drawing him in with treasure. Hecuba has the other Trojan women kill Polymestor's sons, blinds Polymestor by scratching his eyes out. Polymestor is humiliated at having been made childless at the hands of slave women.

Polymestor is given a trial against Hecuba by Agamemnon. Polymestor claims to be working in the Greek's interest by killing Polydorus before he avenges his brothers and father. Hecuba refutes this claim by stating. Agamemnon declares Polymestor's actions to be murder. Agamemnon has his soldiers seize Polymestor; as he is being taken away, Polymestor reveals the deaths of Cassandra, the daughter of Hecuba and Agamemnon. Media related to Polymestor at Wikimedia Commons

Brunhes–Matuyama reversal

The Brunhes–Matuyama reversal, named after Bernard Brunhes and Motonori Matuyama, was a geologic event 781,000 years ago, when the Earth's magnetic field last underwent reversal. Estimations vary as to the abruptness of the reversal. A 2004 paper estimated; the apparent duration at any particular location can vary by an order of magnitude, depending on geomagnetic latitude and local effects of non-dipole components of the Earth's field during the transition. The Brunhes–Matuyama reversal is a Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point, selected by the International Commission on Stratigraphy as a marker for the beginning of the Middle Pleistocene known as the Ionian Stage, it subaerially erupted volcanics. There is a speculative theory that connects this event to the large Australasian strewnfield. Bosumtwi impact event Geomagnetic reversal Jaramillo reversal

1937 New Zealand rugby league season

The 1937 New Zealand rugby league season was the 30th season of rugby league, played in New Zealand. New Zealand drew a series against Australia, 1-all. New Zealand included; the New Zealand Māori defeated Australia 16-5 at Carlaw Park. New Zealand Māori included George Nepia, captain Puti Tipene Watene, Jack Brodrick and Tom Chase and Jack Hemi. Tongan-born George Mitchell became the first Polynesian to represent New Zealand Māori in the match. Jack Redwood replaced Cyril Sneddon as the New Zealand Rugby League's chairman, serving until 1953. West Coast again held the Northern Union Cup at the end of the season, they defeated Canterbury 20-13 at Wingham Park to retain the trophy. George Nepia represented Canterbury in August when they defeated Inangahua 21-12 at Monica Park in front of 7,000 fans. Richmond won the Auckland Rugby League's Fox Memorial Trophy; the Marist Brothers won the Roope Rooster and Stormont Shields, the Papakura club won the Sharman Cup and Richmond won the Norton Cup. Verdun Scott became the only player to play at both Carlaw Park and Eden Park on the same day when he appeared for North Shore in a club game before heading to Eden Park to play cricket.

George Nepia joined Puti Tipene Watene at Manukau. Other players included Jack Hemi, Jack Brodrick, Angus Gault, Tommy Trevarthan and Tom Chase and Frank Pickrang. John Anderson, who had joined from Blackball, captained Marist. George and Wally Tittleton played for Richmond. Petone won the Wellington Rugby League's Appleton Shield. Addington won the Canterbury Rugby League's Massetti Cup. George Nepia played for Hornby against Addington at Monica Park on 31 scoring two goals. Reg Ward played for Addington. Addington defeated Blackball 15-11 to win the Thacker Shield. Template:Rugby League in Las Vegas, Nevada

Barbara Gluck

Barbara Gluck is an American photojournalist, art photographer, speaker and healing facilitator. After an early career in advertising she spent four years in Vietnam, during the war, produced award-winning photojournalism during the Vietnam War. During the late 1970s she developed her career as an art photographer, with her "Light Painting" series becoming major museum shows. In the early 1980s she co-founded the Light Institute of Galisteo, in New Mexico, which became famous for its "Past Life" work. In the late 1980s Gluck went on to found the Global Light Network and the Soul Matrix Clearing and Empowerment System, which focused on releasing "The Primordial Imprints of Separation from God", she has taken this around the world. Gluck was born in the daughter of Hungarian immigrants, her father worked as a diamond setter. She graduated from NYU with a major in communication arts and a minor in journalism, entering a career in advertising with McCann Erickson and Benton & Bowles, before the president of the Young & Rubicam agency hired her as a Special Advisor.

Her career as a photojournalist began in earnest during the Vietnam War. She was based in Saigon 1968/69 and 1972/73, working for The New York Times. In 1976 she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico and began her work as an art photographer, with a major exhibit "The Stream" opening at The Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe in 1979, she continued her photojournalism as well. During the 1970s she lectured, co-produced the first New Mexico Film and Photography Festival in Santa Fe's Armory for the Arts, served as a Public Relations and Media Consultant to the Navajo Nation - during the Navajo Hopi Land Dispute Commission, she resides in Santa Monica, California. Gluck was one of numerous female photographers to cover the Vietnam War. During these detachments she both flew with the US military on a B-52 bombing mission and visited Viet Cong troops, whom she photographed for the cover of The New York Times. Mark Edward Harris, in art photography periodical B+W magazine, said "Barbara Gluck's photos have been called'the Cartier-Bressons of the Vietnam War', rightly so."

In spring 2005, to mark the 30th anniversary of the war's end, the Vietnamese government invited her to participate as a keynote speaker at a "Conference of Reunion and Reconciliation" for contemporary Vietnamese journalists and for foreign journalists who had covered the war. She was invited to speak at another conference, on "The Role of Journalism in the Development of Vietnam." During the visit she photographed images for a forthcoming book, Vietnam: Then and Now, commissioned to include both her black and white images from the 1970s and new images in color. In early 2005, the J. P. Getty Museum in Los Angeles purchased a portfolio of her vintage Vietnam prints for their permanent collection, included one of her photographs in the exhibit “Pictures for The Press”, representing 35 images of historic events between 1940 and the 1970s. In 1984 Gluck co-founded The Light Institute of Galisteo, New Mexico, an organization she left to found a new company, The Global Light Network, she developed a healing process called the Soul Matrix Clearing and Empowerment Process which she has since taught around the world.

Gluck received the 1973 World Press Photo Foundation award for Outstanding News Photo of the Year, a Poynter Fellowship at Yale University for Excellence in Journalism in 1974. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York International Center of Photography, New York J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles personal website

Guy Street

Guy Street is a north-south street located in downtown Montreal, Canada. Concordia University's Integrated Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex is located on this street, as is the John Molson School of Business building; the street is home to the Guy-Concordia Metro station. Guy Street runs through the Little Burgundy and Shaughnessy Village neighbourhoods, the named Quartier Concordia district, before changing to Côte-des-Neiges Road, above Sherbrooke Street; the street was named on August 30, 1817 for Étienne Guy, a notary and member for the riding of Montreal in the Lower Canada Assembly. He gave the city the land for the street. Guy Street constituted the link between Saint-Antoine. Since 1869, the Grey Nuns have had a convent at the corner of Dorchester; the Grey Nuns' Motherhouse was purchased by Concordia University in 2004. From 1898 to 1963, the street was a key performing arts venue. 165 Côte-des-Neiges 166 Queen Mary