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Tommy Cooper

Thomas Frederick Cooper was a British prop comedian and magician. He habitually wore a red fez, his appearance was large and lumbering, at 6 feet 5 inches and more than 15 stone in weight. On 15 April 1984, Cooper died of a heart attack live on television. Thomas Frederick Cooper was born on 19 March 1921 at 19 Llwyn-On Street in Glamorgan, he was delivered by the woman. His parents were Thomas H. Cooper, a Welsh recruiting sergeant in the British Army and coal miner, Catherine Gertrude, Thomas' English wife from Crediton, Devon. To escape from the polluted air of Caerphilly, his father accepted the offer of a new job and the family moved to Exeter, when Cooper was three, it was in Exeter. When he was eight, an aunt bought he spent hours perfecting the tricks. In the 1960s, his brother David opened a magic shop called D. & Z. Cooper's Magic Shop on the high street in Slough, Berkshire. After school, Cooper became a shipwright in Southampton. In 1940, he was called up as a trooper in the Royal Horse Guards.

He joined Montgomery's Desert Rats in Egypt. Cooper became a member of a Navy and Air Force Institutes entertainment party and developed an act around his magic tricks interspersed with comedy. One evening in Cairo, during a sketch in which he was supposed to be in a costume that required a pith helmet, having forgotten the prop, Cooper reached out and borrowed a fez from a passing waiter, which got huge laughs, he wore a fez whenever performing after that, the prop being described as "an icon of 20th-century comedy". When he was demobbed after seven years of military service Cooper took up show business on Christmas Eve, 1947, he developed a popular monologue about his military experience as "Cooper the Trooper". He worked in variety theatres around the country and at many of London's top night spots, performing as many as 52 shows in one week. Cooper had developed his conjuring skills and was a member of The Magic Circle, but there are various stories about how and when he developed his delivery of "failed" magic tricks: He was performing to his shipbuilding colleagues when everything went wrong, but he noticed that the failed tricks got laughs.

He started making "mistakes" on purpose. His tricks went wrong at a post-war audition, but the panel enjoyed them anyway. To keep the audience on their toes Cooper threw in an occasional trick that worked when it was least expected. Cooper was influenced by Laurel and Hardy, Will Hay, Max Miller, Bob Hope, Robert Orben. In 1947, Cooper got his big break with Miff Ferrie, at that time trombonist in a band called The Jackdaws, who booked him to appear as the second-spot comedian in a show starring the sand dance act Marqueeze and the Dance of the Seven Veils. Cooper began two years of arduous performing, including a tour of Europe and a stint in pantomime, playing one of Cinderella's ugly sisters; the period culminated in a season-long booking at the Windmill Theatre, where he doubled up doing cabaret. In one week, he performed 52 shows. Ferrie remained Cooper's sole agent for 37 years, until Cooper's death in 1984. Cooper was supported by a variety including the vocal percussionist Frank Holder.

Cooper became a top-liner in variety with his turn as the conjurer whose tricks never succeeded, but it was his television work that raised him to national prominence. After his debut on the BBC talent show New to You in March 1948 he started starring in his own shows, was popular with audiences for nearly 40 years, notably through his work with London Weekend Television from 1968 to 1972 and with Thames Television from 1973 to 1980. Thanks to his many television shows during the mid-1970s, he was one of the most recognisable comedians in the world. John Fisher writes in his biography of Cooper: "Everyone agrees. Quite he was acknowledged as the tightest man in show business, with a pathological dread of reaching into his pocket." One of Cooper's stunts was to pay the exact taxi fare and when leaving the cab to slip something into the taxi driver's pocket saying, "Have a drink on me." That something would turn out to be a tea bag. By the mid-1970s, alcohol had started to erode Cooper's professionalism and club owners complained that he turned up late or rushed through his show in five minutes.

In addition he suffered from chronic indigestion, sciatica and severe circulation problems in his legs. When Cooper realised the extent of his maladies he cut down on his drinking, the energy and confidence returned to his act. However, he never stopped drinking and could be fallible: on an otherwise triumphant appearance with Michael Parkinson he forgot to set the safety catch on the guillotine illusion into which he had cajoled Parkinson, only a last-minute intervention by the floor manager saved Parkinson from serious injury or worse. Cooper was a heavy smoker as well as an excessive drinker. Three months he was back on television in Night Out at the London Casino. By 1980, his drinking meant that Thames Television would not give him another starring series, Cooper's Half Hour was his last, he did continue to appear as a guest on other television shows and worked with Eric Sykes on two Thames productions in 1982. On 15 April 1984, Cooper collapsed from a heart attack in front of millions of television viewers, midway through his act on the London Weekend Television variety show Live fro

Westminster Mall (California)

Westminster Mall is an enclosed, two-level shopping mall in Westminster, United States. Opened in August 1974, the mall features anchor stores JCPenney, Macy's, Target, with one vacant anchor space last occupied by Sears, it is managed by Washington Prime Group. Westminster Mall is situated on the corner of Goldenwest Street and Bolsa Avenue in Westminster, California. In the 1920s, the world's largest goldfish farm was relocated to the area where the mall stands today. Construction of the mall began in the 1970s. Westminster Mall opened for business at 9:30 AM on August 7, 1974, with May Company and Buffum's, with J. W. Robinson's being added in 1975 as the mall's fourth anchor store. Three of the mall's anchors changed names in the 1990s. Buffum's closed in May 1991 due to the chain being liquidated. By January 1993, Robinson's and May Company merged to form Robinsons-May; as a result, the May Company store was rebranded Robinsons-May, the J. W. Robinson's was closed as one of the 12 Robinson's and May Company stores closing as part of the merger.

The closed Buffum's store became a Robinson's-May Home Store in March 1993 and in November of that same year, the closed Robinson's store became a JCPenney, which had relocated from Huntington Center Mall. In 2002, the Robinsons-May Home Store building was torn down for a new Macy's; when Federated Department Stores purchased Robinsons-May and other May Co. names in September 2006, Macy's moved to the Robinsons-May building, the former Macy's location soon became a Target. Old Navy was added as well. In 2008, the mall underwent a renovation, relocating the carousel and constructing a play area in its place; the Grand Re-opening was on November 15, 2008. In 2015, the Todai Seafood and Sushi buffet closed and Luxe Buffet replaced it. In 2015, Sears Holdings spun of 235 of its properties, including the Sears at Westminster Mall, into Seritage Growth Properties. Gymboree and Crazy 8 closed on August 2017 as part of a plan to close 300 stores nationwide. On January 4, 2018, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 103 stores nationwide.

The store closed in April 2018, making it the last original anchor store to close.. Website

Whiteford Township, Marshall County, Minnesota

Whiteford Township is a township in Marshall County, United States. The population was 38 at the 2000 census. Whiteford Township was organized in 1910. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles, of which 33.5 square miles of it is land and 2.8 square miles of it is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 38 people, 16 households, 13 families residing in the township; the population density was 1.1 people per square mile. There were 20 housing units at an average density of 0.6/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 2.63 % Asian. There were 16 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.3% were married couples living together, 18.8% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.69. In the township the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 39.5% from 45 to 64, 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males. The median income for a household in the township was $49,583, the median income for a family was $50,417. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $0 for females; the per capita income for the township was $23,091. None of the population or the families were below the poverty line

International Federation of Medical Students' Associations

The International Federation of Medical Students' Associations is a non governmental organization representing associations of medical students. It was founded in May 1951 and maintains 136 member organisations from 126 countries on six continents; the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations was one of the numerous international student organizations set up directly after the end of the Second World War. The first meeting that saw the establishment of the Federation was held in Copenhagen, Denmark in May 1951; the first members of this new organization were England, the Federal Republic of Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and Denmark. London saw the first General Assembly of IFMSA in July 1952; the meeting had a total of thirty participants from ten countries. Starting from the European founding organizations the Federation has expanded to include 136 members from all over the world. IFMSA has always focused on student mobility and exchange as well as conference and workshop organization.

The first conferences were the Student International Clinical Conferences, which were quite successful in the 1950s. Various summer schools have been organized through the years, starting in 1963 in Denmark, the UK and Scandinavia. Other conferences have discussed drugs and AIDS and HIV issues. In the 1960s projects were organized to help less advantaged students in developing countries the Book Aid project, which sought to send medical books from wealthier nations and the Equipment Appeal, which promoted the shipping of surplus medical equipment to these countries; the 1970s medical students saw a need for the decentralization of IFMSA. To this aim, IFMSA contributed to the creation of regional medical student organizations in Africa and Asia. Subsequently, regional vice-presidents were elected for six regions as a way of promoting regionalization but this structure was abandoned after a few years. In the early 1980s IFMSA issued a number of resolutions and declarations on topics ranging from Medical Education to the Prevention of Nuclear War to Primary Health Care.

In the late 80's there was a push towards organizing projects that would be able to make a change locally and thus the Village Concept Project idea was born after collaboration with other international student organizations. 1986 saw the start of the Leadership Training Programs in collaboration with World Health Organization. These training programs are still active today. Official relations with WHO started back in 1969, when the collaboration resulted in the organization of a symposium on "Programmed Learning in Medical Education", as well as immunology and tropical medicine programs. In the following years, IFMSA and WHO collaborated in the organization of a number of workshops and training programs. IFMSA has been collaborating with UNESCO since 1971. Since 2007 IFMSA has been an official supporting organization of HIFA2015; the main activities of IFMSA are different projects. Around 14 000 medical students each year participate in international medical student exchanges, both professional and academic.

IFMSA organizes projects, programs and workshops on areas of public health, medical education, reproductive health and human rights and peace. All activities of the IFMSA are linked to one of its six standing committees, which are: Standing Committee on Medical Education Standing Committee on Professional Exchange Standing Committee on Research Exchange Standing Committee on Public Health Standing Committee on Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV & AIDS Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace To be a forum for medical students throughout the world to discuss topics related to health and medicine; the goal of the Federation is to serve society and medical students all over the world through its member organisations by: Empowering medical students in using their knowledge and capacities for the benefit of society. Providing a forum for medical students throughout the world to discuss topics related to individual and community health and science and to formulate policies from such discussions.

Promoting and facilitating professional and scientific exchanges as well as projects and extracurricular trainings for medical students, thereby sensitising them to other cultures and societies and their health problems. Providing a link between members, medical students' associations and international organisations, to encourage co-operation between them for the ultimate benefit of society. To be able to work together, IFMSA has created an organizational structure, which facilitates the flow of ideas and enables the development of activities. IFMSA is composed of medical students' associations from 126 different countries, from which are formed 136 members of IFMSA and are called National Member Organizations. All the activities of IFMSA are organized by the NMO's; each NMO has its own identity. Most NMOs have Local Committees at the medical schools in their country; the Local Committees organize IFMSA activities. Through these Local Committees the NMO's are in direct contact with the medical students.

IFMSA is the NMO's. The NM

Henry Beveridge (orientalist)

Henry Beveridge was an Indian Civil Service officer and orientalist in British India. Born in Scotland, Beveridge studied at the Royal Circus School, Edinburgh Academy and Glasgow College. In 1856 he entered Queen's College, where his father had been appointed editor of The Banner of Ulster. In July 1857 he passed the public examinations for the Indian Civil Service, joining the service in 1857, he left for India in 1857 and reached Calcutta in January 1858. After training he was posted to Mymensingh as Assistant Magistrate and Collector and was transferred to Jhenaidah in 1861, to Jessore in January 1862, to Nadia in April 1862, to Midnapur in January 1863, to Sylhet in February 1863. From November 1863 he was posted for one year to the Foreign Department, serving in Manipur on special duty, after which he was sent to Kuch Behar as Joint Magistrate and Deputy Collector and successively transferred to Dhaka, Hughli, Barisal and back to Barisal in June 1871. In 1875 he entered the judiciary and was posted to Rangpur as District and Sessions Judge in December 1876, serving in the same capacity in the districts of Pabna, 24 Parganas, Birbhum and Murshidabad until his retirement in 1893.

He was elected President of The Asiatic Society for 1890–91. He married Annette Akroyd, one of the first graduates of Bedford College and translator of Persian and Turki texts, her known works are the translations of the Baburnama from the Turki language, the Humayun-nama from Persian. The couple had two children: a daughter, Annette Jeanie Beveridge, who married R. H. Tawney,the accclaimed economic historian, a son, William Beveridge, a noted economist who gave his name to the report associated with the foundation of the welfare state. Beveridge retired to Pitfold, Surrey, where he devoted his time to studying and writing about India before dying in 1929. Beveridge was an atheist and "an ardent discipline of the French positivist philosopher Auguste Comte" and his theories of altruism and the religion of humanity. Life and Manners in Bengal Christianity in India Were Sundarbans Inhabited in Ancient Times? Timur’s Apocryphal Memoirs The Trial of Maharaja Nanda Kumar, A Narrative of a Judicial Murder District of Bakarganj: Its History and Statistics ১৮৭৬ Warren Hastings in Lower Bengal The Story of Nuncumar and the Impeachment of Sir Elijah ImpeyTranslations WorksThe Tūzuk-i-Jahangīrī Or Memoirs Of Jahāngīr, Alexander Rogers and Henry Beveridge.

London, Royal Asiatic Society, 1909–1914. The Akbarnama of Abu-L-Fazl, Vol. I & II, Delhi: Low Price Publications. ISBN 81-7536-482-3; the Akbarnama of Abu-L-Fazl, Vol. III, Delhi: Low Price Publications. ISBN 81-7536-483-1; the Akbarnama of Abu-L-Fazl, Set of 3 Volumes, Bound in 2, Delhi: Low Price Publications. ISBN 81-7536-481-5. Akbarnama Fazl, Abul; the Akbarnama. Asiatic Society, Calcutta. Archived from the original on 4 June 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2010. William Beveridge, India Called Them, London, 1947. Works by Henry Beveridge at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Henry Beveridge at Internet Archive Works by Henry Beveridge at LibriVox

Kalamazoo Wings

The Kalamazoo Wings, nicknamed the K-Wings, are a mid-level professional ice hockey team in Kalamazoo, Michigan. A member of the ECHL's Western Conference, Central Division, they play in the 5,113-seat Wings Event Center, they are the affiliate of the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League and Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. Kalamazoo is home to the "Green Ice Game". Played since 1982 on St. Patrick's Day, it is one of the most celebrated games in minor league hockey; the team has sought to duplicate the game's success with the Orange Ice Game. The team began in the 1999–2000 season as the United Hockey League's Madison Kodiaks in Madison, Wisconsin. After one season in Madison, the franchise moved to Kalamazoo, where it renamed itself the Wings in honor of the original Wings that had played in the International Hockey League from 1974 through 2000; the new Wings obtained the right to use the old Wings' name and logo, as well as using the original team's history as its own.

The K-Wings played in the UHL from October 2000 until June 1, 2009, when they withdrew because of concerns that the league, which had renamed itself the International Hockey League in 2007, might go bankrupt. Eight days the K-Wings joined the ECHL. From September 13, 2012 until the end of the 2014–15 season, the Wings had an affiliation with the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves, they were affiliated with the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets and Vancouver Canucks as well as their AHL affiliates the Springfield Falcons and Utica Comets, respectively. Prior to the 2015–16 season, the ECHL required teams to only have one official NHL/AHL affiliate, leading to the K-Wings only keeping their Columbus affiliation and the Blue Jackets' new AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, they ended their affiliation with the Blue Jackets after one season and affiliated with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Syracuse Crunch for the 2016–17 season. They changed again for the 2017–18 season to the Canucks and Comets, their previous affiliates for several seasons.

#1 Georges Gagnon #22 Mike Wanchuk #26 Kevin Schamehorn Goals: 46 Nick Bootland Assists: 70 Daniel Carriere Points: 94 Kory Karlander Penalty minutes: 344 Tyler Willis GAA: 2.02 Ryan Nie SV%:.929 Ryan Nie Career goals: 183 Kory Karlander Career assists: 269 Kory Karlander Career points: 452 Kory Karlander Career penalty minutes: 1,463 Tyler Willis Career goaltending wins: 152 Joel Martin Career shutouts: 18 Joel Martin Career games played: 468 Kory Karlander Media related to Kalamazoo Wings at Wikimedia Commons Kalamazoo Wings Official Website