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Tommy Handley

Thomas Reginald "Tommy" Handley was a British comedian known for the BBC radio programme It's That Man Again. He was born at Liverpool in Lancashire, he served with a kite balloon section of the Royal Naval Air Service during the First World War and went on to work in variety, in the infancy of radio, broadcast regularly. He worked with people such as Arthur Askey, wrote many radio scripts, but it is the BBC comedy series ITMA for which he is best remembered, which itself became known for a number of catchphrases, some of which entered popular vocabulary, he starred in Time Flies. In years, he suffered with high blood pressure, the result of his driving commitment to ITMA, died on 9 January 1949 from a brain haemorrhage, eight days before his 57th birthday, he was cremated and his ashes placed in the rhododendron bed at Golders Green Crematorium. In a eulogy at his memorial service at St Paul's Cathedral, the Bishop of London, John W. C. Wand, said that "he was one whose genius transmuted the copper of our common experience into the gold of exquisite foolery.

His raillery was without cynicism, his satire without malice". On 7 November 2006, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a review of one of his partnerships, Mr Murgatroyd and Mr Winterbottom: "The story of Tommy Handley and Ronald Frankau, a comedy partnership which had its heyday in the 1930s world of radio. There was no straight man, so the partnership was a rare one. Tommy was a fast talking Liverpudlian. Presented by Nicholas Frankau and grandson of Ronald." The Disorderly Room It's That Man Again Time Flies Tommy Handley on IMDb Two recordings to listen to or download

Mitch Clark (Australian footballer)

Mitchell Clark is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Brisbane Lions, Melbourne Football Club and Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League. Clark began his football career with East Fremantle in the Western Australian Football League. Although Clark was hit by meningococcal disease the week before the 2005 AFL Draft, Brisbane showed their strong interest, making him their first pick, the ninth player drafted across all clubs and presenting him with their number "1" guernsey. Clark made an impressive debut for the Brisbane Lions in the first round of the 2006 season against Geelong, converting his first mark and subsequent kick into a goal, but his debut season was hampered by injury problems, in particular osteitis pubis, only ended up playing a total six games that season. Clark played his first game for the 2007 season in round nine against Collingwood, after overcoming his injury problems, his five goals in that match earned him an AFL Rising Star nomination.

However, the promising return lasted only three weeks before Clark was hit by injury again, allowing him only one more game that season. Before the 2008 season began, Clark was in injury strife, after injuring his quad during pre-season training. Clark played his first game for 2008 in round seven against Geelong, lost by 27 points after falling away in the last quarter. Clark kicked three goals in the process, he managed to string together twelve consecutive games for the season, but was sidelined for the remainder after the round 18 clash with North Melbourne, during which he injured his quads yet again.2009 turned out to be a breakthrough year for Clark. Season-ending injuries to Matthew Leuenberger and Jamie Charman resulted in Clark shouldering the Brisbane ruck duties for the majority of the season. Leaving his injury prone tendencies behind, Clark played in all 24 possible games, including two finals. By the end of the season, Clark had gained acknowledgement as one the competition's elite mobile ruckmen, was rewarded by selection in the 40-man All-Australian squad, was considered unlucky to miss out on selection in the final team.

At the completion of the 2011 season Clark informed the Brisbane Lions he would not be renewing his contract with the club and that he desired a move home to Perth. Fremantle Dockers were close to signing the key position player but equivocated on compensation for the Lions, Clark was swayed by a better offer from the Melbourne Demons, which provided a better result for the Lions, he was given the number 11 guernsey at the Demons, made famous by Jim Stynes, who presented it to him. Clark announced his immediate retirement from football, due to clinical depression and personal issues. On 15 October 2014 Clark was traded to the Cats in a deal which saw Travis Varcoe join Collingwood and Heritier Lumumba join Melbourne. At the conclusion of the 2016 season, he was delisted by Geelong. Mitch Clark's profile on the official website of the Geelong Football Club Mitch Clark's playing statistics from AFL Tables

Wrexham County Borough

Wrexham County Borough is a local government principal area centred on the town of Wrexham in northeast Wales. The county borough has a population of nearly 135,000 inhabitants. Around 63,000 of these live either within the town of Wrexham or in the surrounding conurbation of urban villages; the remainder live to the south and east of the town in more rural areas, including the borough's large salient in the Ceiriog Valley. The area has strong links with coal-mining; the county borough was formed on 1 April 1996. Borough status was inherited from the town of Wrexham, granted over 150 years ago. Most of the area was part of the district of Wrexham Maelor – with several communities coming from Glyndŵr – in the county of Clwyd; the area includes a portion of the eastern half of the historic county of Denbighshire, two exclaves of historic Flintshire: English Maelor and the parish of Marford and Hoseley. The region is governed as a unitary authority by Wrexham County Borough Council. Most offices of the council are situated within Wrexham town centre, around Llwyn Isaf and the Civic Centre around Chester Street.

The headquarters of the organisation is at Queens Square. Wrexham County Borough forms part of the Wales constituency, which elects four members to the European Parliament using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation. Top performing Secondary schools in Wrexham County Borough. Percentages are those achieving at least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C, according to the latest inspection report by Estyn. All schools English medium unless stated: *Incomplete secondary school which does not have a Sixth Form Iserlohn, Germany Racibórz, PolandWrexham is twinned with the German district of Märkischer Kreis and the Polish town of Racibórz; the first twinning was established on 17 March 1970 between the former Kreis Iserlohn and Wrexham Rural District. Its early success ensured that, after local government reorganisation in both countries in the mid-seventies, the twinning was taken over by the new councils of Märkischer Kreis and Wrexham Maelor Borough Council and, in 1996, by Wrexham County Borough Council.

In 2001 Märkischer Kreis entered a twinning arrangement with Racibórz, a county in Poland, part of Silesia, Germany. In September 2002, a delegation from Racibórz visited Wrexham and began discussions about co-operation which led to the signing of Articles of Twinning between Wrexham and Racibórz in March 2004; the Wrexham area has strong historical links with Poland. Following World War II, many service personnel from the Free Polish armed forces, injured received treatment at Penley Polish Hospital. Many of their descendants remain in the area. List of places in Wrexham County Borough for a list of towns and villages Wrexham County Borough at Curlie Wrexham County Borough Council Website Electoral Arrangements Order 1998 – description of Wards Wrexham Council Ward Map Website North Wales Police Wrexham Ward Map NHS Review of substance misuse including Ward Deprivation Map and detailed population/age group figures

John W. Bratton

John Walter Bratton was an American Tin Pan Alley composer and theatrical producer who became popular during the era known as the Gay Nineties. Raised by his grandmother, Mary Bratton, in New Castle, near Wilmington, John Walter Bratton was the son of John F. and Emma Bratton, of whom little is known. He was educated at the Harkness Academy in Wilmington and attended the Philadelphia College of Music before embarking on a career as a baritone singer. John Bratton's career soon moved from performer to producer, he began in the chorus of a show called Ship Ahoy for $18 a week and not before too long was selling songs written with his friend, lyricists Walter H. Ford, for as little as $10 a title. Over the years Bratton would collaborate on over 250 songs with Paul West. One of their earlier tunes was a tribute to veterans of the Spanish–American War called "Hats off to the Boys Who Made Good", that years Bratton conceded was "terrible". Today he is remembered for his composition Op103, dating from 1907, "Teddy Bears' Picnic", the only one of his songs to be a lasting hit.

Although most of his compositions had lyrics, he left "Teddy Bears' Picnic" as an instrumental. Because it sold so well as sheet music he felt little need to do anything else with it. Many years British-based, but Irish-born Jimmy Kennedy wrote the lyrics; this explains why an American composition contains the British term "Mummies and Daddies" rather than "Mommies and Daddies", though the latter does crop up from time to time in copies printed in the former colony. Tunes Bratton wrote that were popular in their day include "The Sunshine of Paradise Alley", "Henrietta, Have You Met Her?", "I Love You in the Same Old Way", "Isabella" and "In a Cosey Corner". As half of the firm Lefler and Bratton he produced the musical comedies Hodge Co.. The Star and the Garter, The Man from China, The Pearl and the Pumpkin and others. Bratton married popular Broadway actress Dorothy Zimmerman on May 21, 1907, their marriage produced a daughter. John Walter Bratton died at his Brooklyn home in February 1947, aged 80.

He had just completed the song "Time Brings Many Changes" with his partner Leo Edwards, brother of songwriter Gus Edwards. Bratton was survived by daughter. 1900 Hodge, Podge & Co. 1904 The Man from China 1905 The Pearl and the Pumpkin 1909 The Newlyweds and Their BabyHis songs were featured in many other musical comedies including The Rainmakers, Star & Garter, The Office Boy, The Toreador, The Rollicking Girl, The Merry-Go-Round. Solo works "Rose Glenroy" – 1893 "Gayest Manhattan" – 1897 "I Got All I Can Do to Keep My Hands Off You" – 1899 "Rubber Neck Jim" – 1899 "In a Cosey Corner" – 1901 "I Want to Play Hamlet" – 1903 "Come My True Love" – 1905 "The Little Black Man" – 1905 "Spangles" – 1907 "The Jungle Jubilee" – 1910 "Down Red Rose Lane" – 1913 with words by Walter H. Ford "My Dainty Cigarette" – 1894 "Only Me" – 1894 "She Didn't Do a Thing to Him" – 1894 "Tarry Carrie Till We Marry" – 1894 "Henrietta! Have You Met Her? - 1895 "Honey Does You Love Yer Man? - 1895 "Songs We Hear on the Stage" – 1895 "The Sunshine of Paradise Alley" – 1895 "Because We're Together" – 1896 "Isabelle" – 1896 "It's Sunshiny Weather" – 1896 "She's Been a Mother to Me" – 1896 "Genevieve!

- 1897 "Sadie My Lady" – 1897 "Hats Off to the Boys Who Made Good" – 1898 "Dear Old Soul" – 1899 "Mandy From Mandalay" – 1899 "Just a Word For Father" – 1900 "My Little Lady Bug" – 1900 "My Sunbeam From the South" – 1900 "My Sunflower Sue" – 1900 "I Love You in the Same Old Way" – 1906 "Molly McGinnity You're My Affinity" – 1907 "Somebody's Been Around Since I've Been Gone" – 1907 with words by Arthur J. Lamb "Only a Newsboy" – 1897 "The Town at the End of the Line" – 1906 with words by Paul West "My Little Hong Kong Baby" – 1902 "The Amorous Esquimaux "I'm on the Water Wagon Now "Good Bye Teddy" – 1904 "Honeymoon Hall" – 1904 "Seeing New York in the Rubber-Neck Hack" – 1904 "Jack O' Lantern Joe" – 1904 "When America Is Captured by the Japs" – 1904 "Ev'ry Baby Is a Sweet Bouquet" – 1906 "My Boy Bill" – 1908 "You'll Always Be Just Sweet Sixteen to Me" – 1908 with words by G. A. Norton "Two Little Blue Little True Little Eyes" – 1903 with words by Charles H. Taylor "The Rest of the Week She's Mine" – 1910 Jon Bratton.

"Bear Teddy". Jon Bratton. "Bratton Family History". Retrieved 2007-12-10. APPENDIX John Walter Bratton John W. Bratton at the Internet Broadway Database John W. Bratton at Find a Grave

Myint Swe (writer)

Myint Swe was a Burmese physician and writer. He is known for his first book and memoir, The Japanese Era Rangoon General Hospital, which chronicles the events at the only hospital in Yangon open to non-Japanese during the Japanese occupation of Burma, it was a bestseller, won the Burma National Literature Award, 2nd Prize for 1967. He published three more books. Prior to his literary career, the Mandalay-born Myint Swe had led a private practice in Yangon since 1952, he served as a principal physician with the title of Mahabhisaka at the Sixth Buddhist Council, volunteered at the main hospital for monks until 1976. For his services to the country, Myint Swe was awarded the title of Wunna Kyawhtin, the Order of Independence by the Burmese government. Myint Swe was born on 25 July 1912 in Mandalay, British Burma to a well-to-do family of Ma Ma Lay and San Kyu, his father San Kyu was a well known physician in Upper Burma, recipient of the prestigious ATM title bestowed by the colonial government on top colonial era civil servants.

The eldest of ten siblings, Myint Swe graduated from Anglo-vernacular E. W. Kelly High School, enrolled at Mandalay College in 1932. At the college, he became ensnared in the anti-colonialist politics of the era, he became close friends with Kyaw Nyein and Thein Pe, leftist students leading the protests against the administration of the University of Rangoon, which had decided to close down its constituent college in Mandalay because of a budget shortfall. He wrote that he was never as politically inclined as his firebrand friends, that his only contribution was to drive Kyaw Nyein, Thein Pe and other student leaders around from protest to protest in his father's five-seater Whippet, he transferred to the University of Rangoon in 1934, was admitted to the selective Rangoon Medical College in 1935. Yet he was expelled from school just a year after getting into a public feud with a British lecturer who he felt had denigrated the Burmese, he was readmitted to RMC only in 1939, was a final-year student in March 1942 when the incoming Japanese invasion closed down the school.

Myint Swe was one of the few privileged elite. The non-graduate became a Resident Medical Officer at the newly opened BIA Hospital in April 1942 only because of a severe staff shortage; the makeshift hospital renamed the Rangoon Public General Hospital and led by one Dr. Ba Than, became the only hospital open to non-Japanese patients; the top Burmese politicians and military men as well as the leaders of the Indian National Army had to use the makeshift hospital run by a few remaining physicians. As a result, he encountered several important people at the hospital, including Aung San, Ne Win, Bo Letya, Bo Setkya, Thakin Than Tun, Thakin Mya, Ba Cho, Kyaw Nyein, S. C. Bose, J. R. Bhonsle. According to Myint Swe, he played a small part in the courtship between Aung San and Khin Kyi, a senior nurse at the hospital. At the beginning of the courtship, Aung San used to bring him and Bo Letya along to Khin Kyi's apartment at the hospital. During the visits, the avid violinist befriended his future wife Tin Htwe, an operating room nurse and a roommate of Khin Kyi and Khin Gyi.

He earned his LMP degree from the wartime Medical College in 1943, became an Assistant Medical Officer. After the war, Myint Swe worked at the Rangoon General Hospital, now back at the prewar location, for four years. In 1949, he went to school in Ahmedabad for further education, received his MBBS degree in 1951, he started a private practice in 1952 in Yangon. He was one of the principal physicians with the title of Mahabhisaka caring for the health of the monks at the Sixth Buddhist Council. While leading a successful private practice, he continued to see patients in poor sections of the Irrawaddy delta, volunteered at the Kaba Aye Sangha Hospital and the Sasana Yeiktha from 1956 to 1976, he published his first book about the Japanese era public hospital in 1967. It was both a critical success, he published three more books. For his services to the country, he was awarded the title of Wunna Kyawhtin by the Burmese government in 1961, he was awarded the Order of Independence, Third Class for his contributions to the independence movement.

He died on 21 September 1978 at age 66. He was survived by his wife Tin Htwe and their five children: May Thinn Swe, Myo Swe, Nu Nu Swe, Ni Ni Swe and Thit Thit Swe. Myint Swe began his literary career late in his life, he wrote in his first book that he had always recounted the stories at the wartime hospital to countless friends and colleagues over the years, that upon the repeated urging of Myint Oo, editor of Shaytho Magazine, he began writing his first book in 1966. It was a bestseller, won the Burma National Literature Award, 2nd Prize for 1967; the First Prize went to Withaytha Taing Thamaing A-Sa by his Mandalay College classmate Thein Pe Myint. Hmat-Mi-Thay-De Japan Khit Hsay-Yon-Gyi-We 1st edition, in English as weekly serials in The Working People's Daily 2nd edition, 1st printing 2nd edition, 2nd printing 2nd edition, in English 2nd edition, 3rd printing (2

Vágs Kappróðrarfelag

Vágs Kappróðrarfelag is a Faroese rowing club from the village Vágur in Suðuroy, founded in July 1943. Every summer there are several rowing competitions around the islands, starting with the Norðoyastevna in Klaksvík and ending in Tórshavn at the Ólavsøka on 28 July. Vágs Kappróðrarfelag has boats in different sizes. There are competitions for different categories: The children have their own rowing competitions in 5-mannafar. Boys U-18 in 5-mannafar, Girls U-18 in 5-mannafar, Women in 5-mannafar, Men in 6-mannafar, Men in 8-mannafar and Men in 10-mannafar. 10-mannafar - Boats for 10 Rowers Vágbingur - Built in 1968 by boat builder Niclas í Koltri Vágbingur, built in 2000, by Kaj Hammer Vágbingur, (prior Kjølur from Kollafjørður, brought to Vágur ín 2005. The boat was built in 1997, it was in bad shape some years ago. It was restored by Jóannes í Ósagarð and Asbjørn Muller from Vágur.6-mannafar - Boats for 6 Rowers Smyril, built in 2003 by boat builder Sámal Hansen.5-mannafar - Boats for 6 Rowers 5-mannafar has the same number of rowers, but the boats are smaller than 6-mannafar.

Royndin Fríða, built in 1998 by Kaj Hammer. Royndin Fríða, built in 2004 by Sámal Hansen. Rowing is a old tradition in the Faroe Islands, rowing competitions go back a long time, but in the old days it was not organized in competitions. In 1973 the regular rowing competitions, which are called Faroese Championships in Rowing started in the Faroe Islands; the Faroese name for these competitions is FM, short for Føroyameistaraheitið. Since 1973 Vágs Kappróðrarfelag has won 5 Faroese Championships: 1980 Vágbingur, 10-mannafør for men. 1982 Smyril, 6-mannafør for women. 1994 Royndin Fríða, 5-mannafør for boys. 2002 Smyril, 6-mannafør for men. 2003 Smyril, 6-mannafør for men.