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Toyah (band)

Toyah was an English new wave band fronted by Toyah Willcox between 1977 and 1983. The only other consistent band member throughout this period was Joel Bogen, Willcox's principal co-writer and guitarist. Back in the National Theatre, when she was 18, Toyah Willcox felt, the right environment for her to work out how to put a band together: the theatre was full of musicians as well as actors. "Through a series of coincidences I just got involved in a punk band and, purely from asking around y’know'Has anybody got a band, does anyone need a singer?'" she remembered. First Toyah ended up in a punk band from Golders Green, which used to rehearse at Golders Green cemetery and did a few gigs there. "The leader of the band was a man called Glen Marks and his father ran Golders Green cemetery. I remember because Marc Bolan died during this period and we hid in one of the gatehouses to watch the funeral, and we went off and we did terrible gigs, I mean bad gigs and I was a bad singer and a performer at that point coz...

I was... it meant so much to me that I was permanently nervous and I’d walk on stage and just become a jibbering wreck and hide behind a kind of ugly bravado, there was no craft there or anything. So I remember we played the Dagenham Ford Motorworks and we played youth clubs all over the place and I realised this was going nowhere fast." It was Glen Marks, who in 1976 introduced Toyah to a protege, at his school called Joel Bogen, whom she described as "a accomplished musician", by far the most accomplished musician that she'd met at that time. With Joel she struck up a writing partnership. In the beginning they's only meet up on Sundays and write and answer ads from the NME, they got a keyboard player called Pete Bush who had a music room in his house in Totteridge where three of them could rehearse. The band came together "from friends of friends of friends". In June 1977, the band played their first gig without a bass player. After several line-up changes, they spent a brief period under the name Ninth Illusion, without recording any music.

In the beginning of 1978 they met again and the idea of Toyah the band was born. Joel auditioned several musicians and chose Pete Bush, Dave Robin, Windy Miller, quartet taking their name from their unusual vocalist and figurehead. Toyah debuted in Barnet's, Duke Of Lancaster on 27 June, gave three more concerts in London. On 13 July the band performed at Young Vic Festival; the band began to record early demos in Willcox's converted warehouse called Mayhem – which comprised offices and rehearsal rooms for many young bands on the London scene of the time. Early demos recorded during 1978 included songs called "Mother", "Hunger Hill", "Eyes", "Computers", "Gaoler", "Waiting", "Danced", "Neon Womb", "Problem Child", "Little Boy" and "Israel", several of which would make it onto the band's early releases, several others would emerge on the rarities compilation Mayhem in 1985, and the contract came. In 1980 she remembered: "Two years ago we did a gig at the theatre called the ICA theatre and we got amazing reviews for it.

The week the reviews came out we had a phone call from Germany and at the time I was making Quadrophenia, I had to rush down to London, do a quick rehearsal for this record company called Safari. They asked us to sign then, it meant we could become professional, we'd have regular money coming in, we could do more concerts and things. I wasn't excited because I was worried about record companies being a bit tough and things like that. So now we've had two years experience. We know where we want to go and it’s all thanks to Safari allowing us to grow within our own time." In July 1979, Safari released the band's debut single "Victims of the Riddle", described by the NME as "a remarkably listenable slice of paranoia and macabre". It featured alongside Joel Bogen and Peter Bush, Mark Henry and Steve Bray. "Once we were signed I loved every moment of what happened. We were making a demo once a month, we had to continually produce music, and, great, because it gave the band focus, it made us feel good, it put on a retainer 30 quid a week so we felt as if we were employed…", Toyah remembered.

The band's next release was an extended 33⅓rpm EP marketed as an "Alternate Play" record by their label Safari Records, entitled Sheep Farming In Barnet, which came out in August 1979 as a six track EP and a full album. The band followed this up with another non-album single, "Bird in Flight / Tribal Look", their full-length album The Blue Meaning which one reviewer described as "Patti Smith on speed", another – as "Patti Smith off speed". Following Willcox's appearance as punk musician Toola in an episode of the UK TV series Shoestring, ATV filmed the band during this period, both off-stage and on; the result was a hit documentary watched by 10 million viewers, propelling Toyah into the mainstream, the live album Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!. By this time it became clear that Toyah, rather than her band members, was getting the attention from the press. "I can't help it if I have so much charisma I wipe four blokes off the stage – I don't believe that's true. If people prefer watching me it's not through my doing.

I’d say, all due respect to the band – I work harder than any of them and it's up to them to keep up with me if they want as much publicity as I get", she argued in 1980. "When anything went wrong with the band a particular member would say it was because Toyah was acting. Which was a load of crap. So the band would go out, make mistakes, not rehearse enough, lose money, they'd blame it on me because I was away acting, they couldn't

Desideria Quintanar de Yáñez

Desideria Quintanar de Yáñez was the first woman baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico. Desideria Quintanar was born in 1814 in Nopala, Mexico, she married Rafael Yáñez and had three children: José María, Tereza. Her livelihood was that of providing for her family by legumes. Between 1840 and 1850, her family prospered financially, she lived through the reign of the emperor Maximillian I. Her son, José María, had fought in the anti-monarchical army as a commander against the French intervention in Mexico in the 1860s in Hidalgo. Desideria was widowed, she died in 1893 at the age of 79. In February 1880, Desideria claimed to have a dream about a pamphlet called "Una Voz de Amonestación" being published by foreigners in Mexico City. Missionaries from LDS Church were, in fact, in Mexico City in the process of publishing a Spanish translation of Parley P. Pratt's pamphlet, "A Voice of Warning," which contained introductory information to the Church; this dream had a great effect on her, she felt strongly that this pamphlet would help her spiritually.

Because of poor health, she was unable to travel to Mexico City to investigate the veracity of her dream. Her son, José María, went in her place, was able to meet the apostle Moses Thatcher and other missionaries that had accompanied him, including a Spaniard, Melitón González Trejo, who had assisted in the translation of Church materials into Spanish, James Z. Stewart. José María returned to the village where his mother lived with news of the foreign missionaries and their pamphlet. Since "A Voice of Warning" was still being translated, the missionaries sent other pamphlets back with José María. In 1880, Desideria received the translated "A Voice of Warning," as well as the newly published Spanish translation of selections from Book of Mormon. Desideria was baptized by Melitón González Trejo into LDS Church in April 1880 in her village of Nopala, she was the 22nd person to be baptized into the Church in Mexico, as well as the first woman. Her oldest son, José María and his wife, as well his daughter, were baptized that day.

In the following months, various other family members were baptized into the LDS Church and a small congregation, called a branch, was established in Nopala. José María was ordained as its bishop. However, the LDS Church was facing difficulties regarding plural marriage back in the United States, as a result, fewer missionaries were sent to Mexico; because of the lack of contact with American missionaries, the small congregation in Nopala struggled, its bishop, still José María, ended up renouncing his priesthood. In 1886, Desideria was beaten and robbed in her home. Apostle Erastus Snow gave her a blessing. Snow was interested to learn that Desideria was a descendant of Cuauhtémoc, saw Desideria's conversion as fulfilling the Book of Mormon prophecy to show the "great things the Lord hath done for their fathers" to the "remnant of the House of Israel."In 1886, the entire Book of Mormon was translated into Spanish, the Mexico mission president at the time, Horace Cummings, mentioned this to Desideria.

Desideria was anxious to receive it, so Cummings sent for an unbound volume, which she was "much pleased" with. When missionaries returned to Nopala in 1903, José María explained that his mother had died faithful in the Mormon Church though others had left the church

Home Grown

Home Grown was a North American skapunk/pop punk band formed in 1994 in Orange County, California. They released three full-length albums and several EPs before disbanding in 2005, their music is characterized as pop punk, lyrically favoring humor and silly or satirical subjects. Home Grown was formed in Orange County in 1994; the original recording line-up of the band consisted of John "John E. Trash" Tran on guitar and vocals, Adam "Adumb" Lohrbach on bass guitar and vocals, Ian "Slur" Cone on guitar and backing vocals, Bob Herco on drums; the quartet began experimenting with elements of punk rock, pop and skate music, humorous lyrics to craft their sound. They released their first album, That's the following year through Liberation Records. Though rudimentary, the album established the band's presence in the prolific southern California music scene of the 1990s and included several songs that became fan favorites, such as "Surfer Girl" and "Face in the Crowd"; the band embarked on some of their first tours.

In 1996, the EP Wusappaning?! was released by Swedish label Burning Heart Records. The band signed to major label Outpost Recordings and released its second album, Act Your Age, in 1998, it increased their popularity and they toured extensively in support of it. The album had peaked at #24 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart in 1998. During this era of the band, the song "We are Dumb" appeared on the soundtracks of movies Half Baked and Homegrown. Cone was replaced by Justin Poyser; this line-up released EP Phone Home in 1999. That year they toured with the band Limbeck, with whom they recorded a split EP called Connection. In 2000, Home Grown experienced significant line-up changes. Herco was forced to leave the group in order to undergo surgery and rehabilitation for a brain tumor. Poyser left, leaving the band without a second guitar player. Lohrbach and Tran recruited Darren Reynolds from the band Longfellow as the new drummer, spent some time searching for a suitable second guitarist. In addition, their label Outpost closed down and the band was without a recording contract.

The band decided to continue as a trio without a second guitarist, signed to the independent label Drive-Thru Records. In 2002, the band released Kings of its third album which gained nationwide recognition. Shortly after its release they added second guitarist Dan Hammond and filmed music videos for the songs "You're Not Alone" and "Kiss Me, Diss Me", they performed on the Drive-Thru stage on the Warped Tour and toured extensively in support of the album. In 2004, they released the EP When it All Comes Down, a more mature effort that abandoned the humorous topics of their previous releases in favor of more emotional subject matter; the album was reissued in 2014 on 12" vinyl through Mutant League Records. In February 2005, Lohrbach left Home Grown to join the band New Years Day; the band continued without him for a time. However, the members moved on to other projects. Tran started the band Red Panda with Bill Uechi of Save Ferris, Hammond joined Paper Models, Reynolds started Defender. Herco resurfaced in 2004 playing drums with a shortlived band by the name of Ugly, out of Orange, CA.

In 2006, Home Grown's official website closed down and their MySpace profile announced that they were on "indefinite hiatus". The band has not played together or recorded since October 2005. John Tran - guitar, lead vocals Adam "Adumb" Lohrbach - bass guitar, lead vocals Ian "Slur" Cone - guitar, backing vocals Bob Herco - drums Justin Poyser - guitar, backing vocals Darren Reynolds - drums Dan Hammond - guitar Official Myspace profile Drive-Thru Records Red Panda official Myspace profile

Staten Island Vipers

The Staten Island Vipers were a soccer club that competed in the USL A-League in 1998 and 1999. The club was based on New York City; the team played its games at Tottenville High Wagner College. The team dissolved following the 1999 season; the Vipers debuted in the USISL A-League in 1998, co-owned by Staten Island businessman and local soccer enthusiast Joe Manfredi and Roger Gorevic, who moved his New York Fever A-League franchise to Staten Island. The team was started up and managed by Tom Neale and Mike Winograd, who were college roommates and teammates at Lafayette College. Neale, former General Manager of the New York Fever, went on to be General Manager of the San Jose Earthquakes and COO of the New York Metrostars of MLS, Winograd, a former professional soccer player in Kfar Saba and assistant coach at the University of Richmond, went on to law school at the University of Pennsylvania; the Vipers struggled to find a ground at which to play, debuting first at Monsignor Farrell High School in Oakwood before being forced out by community opposition.

The club would land at Tottenville High School in Huguenot after reaching an agreement to refurbish the school's field and bleachers and adding lights for night games, along with a commitment for the team to work with the school to develop a city soccer program. The club was coached by Adrian Gaitan; the team colors were white, with shirts sponsored by Toyota and the kit supplied by Umbro. The team mascot was a costumed character in a green outfit called the "Hyper Viper." Among the Staten Islanders who donned the costume was Craig Perrino and Jay Akselrud, who entertained at Staten Island Yankees games. The club averaged an attendance of over 1,500 fans per game and finished their first season in 1998 with a 15-11-1-1 record, placing third in the Northeast Division but losing the Conference Quarterfinal; the team improved their record to 19-9-2-1 in 1999, finishing 2nd in the division and advancing to the Conference Semifinal but losing to the Hershey Wildcats. John Diffley Dahir Mohammed Omid Namazi Daniel De Oliveira New York Centaurs/New York Fever New York Red Bulls New York Cosmos Long Island Academy

Hirth 3701

The Hirth 3701 is an in-line three-cylinder, two-stroke, carburetted aircraft engine, with optional fuel injection, designed for use on ultralight aircraft and small homebuilts. The 3701 was developed as a liquid-cooled and narrower installation alternative to the four-cylinder Hirth F-30 air-cooled engine of 85 to 110 hp; the 3701 features triple Bing optionally fuel injection. The cylinder walls are electrochemically coated with Nikasil. Standard starting is electric recoil start is not available as an option; the reduction drive system available is the G-50 gearbox, with reduction ratios of 2.16:1, 2.29:1, 2.59:1, 3.16:1, or 3.65:1. The engine runs on a 50:1 pre-mix of unleaded 93 octane auto fuel and oil, or optionally 100:1 oil injection. 3701 high-torque/low-rpm engine Three-cylinder in-line, two-stroke aircraft engine with three Bing 34 mm slide carburetors or fuel injection. Low piston port timing produces 84 hp at 4950 rpm with a flat torque curve. 3701 high performance engine Three-cylinder in-line, two stroke aircraft engine with three Bing 34 mm slide carburetors or fuel injection.

High piston port timing produces 100 hp at 6000 rpm with a steep torque curve. Data from Recreational Power Engineering Type: Three-cylinder, two-stroke, in-line, aircraft engine Bore: 76 mm Stroke: 69 mm Displacement: 939 cc Length: 490 mm Width: 280 mm Height: 420 mm Dry weight: 108 lb, including electric starter and exhaust system. With optional gearbox total weight is radiator. Valvetrain: piston ported Fuel system: 3 X Bing 34 mm slide type carburetors or fuel injection Fuel type: unleaded 93 octane auto fuel Oil system: 50:1 fuel/oil premix or oil injection Cooling system: liquid Reduction gear: G-50 gearbox with reduction ratios of 2.16:1, 2.29:1, 2.59:1, 3.16:1, or 3.65:1 Power output: 100 hp at 6000 rpm Compression ratio: 9.5:1 Arrow 1000 Official website on

Diego Poyet

Diego Poyet González is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder. His father is former Uruguay international footballer Gus Poyet, he began his career at Charlton Athletic, where he was their 2013–14 Player of the Season despite not featuring in the first team until January. In July 2014, he was signed by West Ham, who have loaned him to Huddersfield Town, Milton Keynes Dons and Charlton. Poyet has played for England for Uruguay at under-20 level. Having started his career at Charlton Athletic, Poyet progress through the club's academy and by May 2013, Poyet signed his first professional contract. Poyet made his professional debut on 21 January 2014 in a 3–0 FA Cup third-round win over Oxford United, entering the match as an 81st-minute substitute for Dale Stephens, he made his first league start for Charlton on 1 February in a 2–1 defeat away to Wigan Athletic. After making these appearance, manager Chris Powell expected Poyet to make more appearances. Despite only becoming a regular in the team in February and playing just 20 league games, Poyet's performances led to him being named Charlton's Player of the Year for the 2013–14 season.

On 26 June 2014, Charlton announced that Poyet had indicated that he would not be signing an extension to his contract ending on 1 July 2014, would be exploring his options elsewhere. Poyet joined West Ham United on 8 July 2014, signing a four-year contract with West Ham and Charlton reaching a settlement for compensation, his father, manager of Sunderland, was keen to sign Poyet, but backed away, citing fear of nepotism which could have caused conflict in the dressing room. On 23 August he made his debut, against Crystal Palace, coming on in the 83rd minute for Mauro Zárate in a 3–1 away win. Four days he started for the first time, playing the full 120 minutes and scoring in the penalty shoot-out as West Ham lost at home to Sheffield United in the second round of the League Cup. On 7 November 2014, Poyet joined Huddersfield Town of the Championship on a one-month youth loan until 6 December 2014, he was signed by his former manager at Charlton. The day after he signed, Poyet was an unused substitute.

He made his début on 22 November at the John Smith's Stadium, playing the full 90 minutes in a goalless draw against Sheffield Wednesday. He played the next game against Bolton Wanderers, but was not included in their 2–1 win over Brentford, returned to West Ham at the end of his loan. On 23 July 2015, as a substitute for captain Kevin Nolan, Poyet scored the winner in a penalty shootout at the Ta' Qali National Stadium in Malta, at the end of a 1–1 aggregate draw with Birkirkara in the second qualifying round of the season's UEFA Europa League. On 19 August, Poyet signed on a season-long loan deal with Championship side Milton Keynes Dons, he made his debut three days playing the entirety of a goalless draw away to Reading. His loan spell with MK Dons was cut short in January 2016 by manager Karl Robinson. Poyet had been receiving little playing time due to a similar playing style to team regular and vice-captain, Darren Potter. On 4 January 2016, Poyet returned to Charlton on a loan spell until the end of the season, regaining his old number 39 jersey.

Five days he played the first game of that loan, featuring for the entirety of a 2–1 loss at Colchester United in the FA Cup, on 12 January he played the first Championship game of the spell, falling 5–0 at Huddersfield. Both of the teams he was loaned to ended the season with relegation to League One. Without having played any games for West Ham in the 2016-17 season, Poyet's contract was cancelled by West Ham on 31 August 2016 by mutual consent, he had made 10 appearance in all competitions for West Ham. On 7 February 2017, Poyet signed for Argentinian club Godoy Cruz. On 31 August 2017, Poyet signed for Cypriot First Division side Pafos. Born in Spain to Uruguayan parents, Poyet was raised in England after his father, signed for Chelsea in 1997, he is eligible to play for any of these three countries. In January 2014, Poyet stated that he considered himself English but would not turn down an opportunity to represent Uruguay. Poyet has represented England at under-16 and under-17 levels and was selected to take part in an England under-19 training camp in May 2014.

Poyet received his first call-up to the England under-20 squad for a match with Romania on 5 September 2014, but withdrew from the squad before the game. Head coach Aidy Boothroyd subsequently stated that "Diego hasn't decided whether he wants to play for Uruguay or not so, rather than wait for him to make his mind up, we have decided to leave him to it". In February 2015, the Uruguayan Football Association announced their intention to call up Poyet for two games in March 2015 against Portugal and Uzbekistan ahead of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. In March 2015, he made his debut for Uruguay U20, coming on as a substitute for Mauro Arambarri in a 1–1 draw against France U20 at Clairefontaine. Poyet is the son of a former Uruguay international footballer. With his father signed to Real Zaragoza, Poyet was born in Zaragoza in 1995. Poyet's paternal grandfather Washington was a basketball player, who captained the Uruguay national team, his uncle Marcelo played the sport at a professional level. As of match played 8 July 2016 Diego Poyet at Soccerbase