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Nancy Spain

Nancy Brooker Spain was a prominent English broadcaster and journalist. She was a columnist for the Daily Express, She magazine, the News of the World in the 1950s and 1960s, she appeared on many radio broadcasts on Woman's Hour and My Word!, as a panelist on the television programmes What's My Line? and Juke Box Jury. Spain died in a plane crash near Aintree racecourse while travelling to the 1964 Grand National. Spain was born in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, the younger of the two daughters of Lieutenant-Colonel George Redesdale Brooker Spain, a freeman of the city and prominent figure in local military and antiquarian affairs, her father was a writer himself and appeared in a number of radio plays as well as broadcasting commentaries on Newcastle United games. Her mother, Norah Smiles, was the daughter of William Holmes Smiles; as a child, Spain remembered pushing the future eminent journalist William Hardcastle into the Bull Park Lake on the Town Moor, where she used to learn to ride at five shillings an hour "with other little bourgeois tots".

Spain went to Roedean School from 1931 to 1935, where she began wearing "mannish" clothes, developed the speaking voice which stood her in such good stead in her eventual media career. She played lacrosse for Northumberland and Durham, hockey for the North of England, as well as playing tennis and cricket, she acted on BBC radio, where she took over the star parts vacated by Esther McCracken. She was a sports reporter for the Newcastle Journal, had a love affair with local sportswoman Winifrid Sargeant. During the Second World War, Spain served in the WRNS on Tyneside, a period covered in her book Thank you, Nelson, she served as a driver and was commissioned, worked in the WRNS press office in London. After the war, Spain published several books, including a series of detective novels set at a girls school, Radcliff Hall, based on Roedean; this helped her become a star columnist for the Daily Express and the News of the World in the 1950s and 1960s, made many radio broadcasts on Woman's Hour and My Word!.

She appeared as a panellist on BBC TV's record review programme Juke Box Jury and the panel game What's My Line?. Her column-writing caused the Daily Express to be sued for libel - twice - by Evelyn Waugh; as well as Spain's books of memoirs, including Why I'm Not a Millionaire, she wrote a biography of her great aunt, Isabella Beeton, a series of detective novels. Rose Collis wrote a posthumous biography of the broadcaster and journalist in 1997. In the news and tempted to marry to seem respectable - Spain's name was linked with that of Gilbert Harding - she lived with the editor of She, Joan Werner Laurie, was a friend of the famous, including Noël Coward and Marlene Dietrich, she and Laurie were regulars at the Gateways club in Chelsea and were known to be lesbians. Spain and Laurie lived in an extended household with the rally driver Sheila van Damm, their sons Nicholas and Thomas. Nicholas was Laurie's son. Spain died, with Laurie and three others, on 21 March 1964, they were flying in a Piper Apache aeroplane which crashed near Aintree racecourse, near Liverpool, killing all on board.

The aircraft was on approach to land at the racecourse. Spain was travelling there to cover the 1964 Grand National, taking place that day, she was cremated with Laurie at Golders Green Crematorium and her ashes were put in the family grave in Horsley, Northumberland. Coward summed up in his diary: "It is cruel that all that gaiety and vitality should be snuffed out when so many bores and horrors are left living." She is the inspiration of the famous song'Nancy Spain' written by Barney Rushe and made famous by, among others, Christy Moore. NovelsDeath Before Wicket Poison in Play Murder, Bless It Death Goes On Skis Poison for Teacher Cinderella Goes to the Morgue R in the Month Not Wanted On Voyage Out, Damned Tot The Tiger Who Could't Eat Meat The Kat Strikes My Boy Mo Minutes to Midnight Non-fictionThank You, Nelson Mrs Beeton and Her Husband Teach Tennant: The Story of Eleanor Tennant, the Greatest Tennis Coach in the World The Beeton Story Why I'm Not A Millionaire The Nancy Spain Colour Cookery Book The Beaver Annual The Butlin Beaver Annual A Funny Thing Happened On The Way The Nancy Spain All Colour Cookery Book Collis, Rose, A Trouser-Wearing Character: The Life and Times of Nancy Spain, London, UK: Cassell, ISBN 0-304-32879-0

Black Sands

Black Sands is the fourth studio album by English DJ Bonobo. It was released on 29 March 2010; the cover features a photograph taken in northern England. The tower in the background is located in Castlerigg; as of November 2016 it was certified silver by British Phonographic Industry for 60,000 sold units in UK. As of January 20th 2017 it has sold 72,756 copies in UK. "All In Forms", appeared in the film House at the End of the Street in 2012. Additionally, "Kong" can be heard during a scene in an artist's studio in the eighth episode of the second season of House of Cards, Eyesdown can be heard in the background in the restaurant in the second episode of the third season of The Newsroom; the song "Black Sands" is the title-song of the French 2015-movie'The Measure of a Man'. All tracks performed by Bonobo. Bonobo – piano, upright bass, classical guitar, keyboards, Fender Rhodes, harp, music box Andreya Trianavocals Mike Simmonds – violins, violas Mike Lesirge – flute, clarinet Alan Hardiman – trombone Ryan Jacob – trumpet Jack Wyllie – saxophone Tom Chant – saxophone, bass clarinet Graham Foxdrums Jack Baker – drums In Roman numerals, the 7th track title, "1009", reads as "MIX".

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Norris Stevenson

Norris R. Stevenson was an American fullback in the Canadian Football League for the BC Lions, he played college football at the University of Missouri. He was selected in eleventh round of the 1961 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. Stevenson attended Vashon High School, he was the first African-American to receive a football scholarship from the University of Missouri. As a sophomore, he registered 77 carries for 4 touchdowns; as a junior, he had 60 carries for one receiving touchdown. He became a starter as a senior, as part of a backfield known as the "Fearless Foursome" that included Mel West, Donnie Smith and Norm Beal, he posted 85 carries for 610 yards, a 7.2-yard average and 6 touchdowns, contributing to an undefeated team that won the Big Eight Conference title and the 1961 Orange Bowl, 21-14 over the United States Naval Academy. He helped defeat the University of Oklahoma 41-19, rushing for 169 yards with touchdowns of 77 and 60 yards, which moved the Tigers to the top of the national polls for the first time in school history.

He finished his college career with 222 carries for 1,184 yards, 5 rushing touchdowns, 11 receptions for 168 yards and 2 touchdowns. During his time the team had a 22-9-1 record, including two trips to the Orange Bowl. In 2001, he was inducted into the University of Missouri Athletics Hall of Fame and the University dedicated in his honor the "Norris Stevenson Plaza of Champions", on the west side of Memorial Stadium. In 2011, he was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Norris was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 11th round of the 1961 NFL Draft and by the New York Titans in the 12th round of the 1961 AFL Draft, he was waived on September 5. On February 6, 1962, he was signed by the BC Lions. During the season he played in 3 games. After his football career, he became a track and field coach at Forest Park Community College and Florissant Valley Community College for 30 years. In 1999, he was inducted into the Missouri Field Association Hall of Fame, he was an ordained CME Minister.

He died of colon cancer on March 3, 2012. Significant African Americans in Mizzou History Norris Stevenson at Find a Grave

Royal College of Science

For the Irish college of the same name, see Royal College of Science. For its famous building, see Government Buildings; the Royal College of Science was a higher education institution located in South Kensington. Alumni include H. G. Wells and Brian May and are distinguishable by the letters ARCS after their name. Organisations linked with the college include the Royal College of Science Union and the Royal College of Science Association; the Royal College of Science has its earliest origins in the Royal College of Chemistry founded under the auspices of Prince Albert in 1845, located first in Hanover Square and from 1846 in somewhat cheaper premises in Oxford Street. Cash-strapped from the start as a private institution, in 1853 it was merged in with the School of Mines, founded in 1851 in Jermyn Street, placed under the newly created British government Science and Art Department, although it continued to retain its own premises and its own identity. In 1872-3 the College of Chemistry moved into a new building at South Kensington, along with the physics and biology classes taught at the School of Mines.

The building, built on land acquired for "educational purposes" by the commissioners of the Great Exhibition of 1851, next to another of Science and Art Department's projects the South Kensington Museum, had been intended to be a new school of naval architecture. But the scientists pressed the need for much better laboratory space, so the school of naval architecture instead went to Greenwich. One notable advocate for the new facilities was T. H. Huxley, who soon put them to good use, pioneering the expanded use of laboratory work in biology teaching; the Science and Art Department was keen to improve the quality of technical education, in particular the systematic training of school teachers, so new classes in mathematics, astronomy and agriculture were added, alongside the departments of mechanics and geology which soon moved from Jermyn Street.. In recognition of its broadened scope the "Metropolitan School of Science applied to Mining and the Arts", as it was known, was re-established in 1881 as the "Normal School of Science and Royal School of Mines", under Huxley as dean, the name being based on that of the École Normale in Paris.

The Normal School of Science, responsible for subjects including physics, mechanics and agriculture established its own identity, in 1890 the name Royal College of Science was granted by Royal Consent. The RCS and the Royal School of Mines subsequently merged in 1907 with the City and Guilds Central Technical College to form the Imperial College of Science and Technology, each continuing as a Constituent College of Imperial, which joined the University of London in 1929; this administrative structure continued until 2002, surviving Imperial's mergers with a number of medical schools, which were formed into a fourth constituent college. In 2002, Imperial abolished all the constituent colleges, including the Royal College of Science, in favour of a new faculty structure; the RCS was split into the Faculties of Life Sciences. However, in 2005 it was announced that the Faculties of Physical and Life Sciences would be re-merged to form the Faculty of Natural Sciences; this re-forms the original RCS structure, encompassing all the science departments of Imperial College.

Overall, it has amounted to no more than a name change from RCS to Faculty of Natural Sciences, the new faculty students' union has resurrected the name "Royal College of Science Union". In the years following the establishment of the Normal School of Science in 1881, space became pressing as the college expanded, so work began in 1900 on new premises. In 1906 the RCS moved into an imposing new building designed by Sir Aston Webb, built in a Classical style and had distinctive brick courses, it ran the length of the road today called Imperial College Road and faced the Imperial Institute. The RCS building featured state of the art chemistry and physics laboratories in the east and west wings with the library of the Science Museum located in the central section between them; the building has now been demolished, the western wing in 1961 to make way for a new biochemistry building, the central section in the mid-1970s. F. H. W. Sheppard, Imperial College, Survey of London: volume 38: South Kensington Museums Area, pp. 233–247.

Harold Allan, Physics in South Kensington Bill Griffith, Chemistry at Imperial College: the first 150 years Hannah Gay, East end, west end: Science education and class in mid-Victorian London, Canadian Journal of History, Aug 1997 Hannah Gay, The History of Imperial College London, 1907–2007, World Scientific, 2007 Lists of Royal College of Science students

Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling–Charleston

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling–Charleston is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church comprising the U. S. state of West Virginia. The bishop is Mark E. Brennan while the Cathedral of Saint Joseph is in West Virginia; the Diocese of Wheeling was canonically erected on July 19, 1850, by Pope Pius IX. Its territory was taken from the Diocese of Richmond, its name was changed to the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston on August 21, 1974, by Pope Paul VI. At the same time, its boundary was shifted to coincide with the state of West Virginia. On September 13, 2018, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael J. Bransfield and appointed the Metropolitan Archbishop William E. Lori as apostolic administrator. Pope Francis instructed Archbishop Lori to investigate allegations of sexual harassment of adults against Bishop Bransfield. On November 29, 2018, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston released the names of 18 clergy, "credibly accused" of sexually abusing minors while serving in the Diocese.

The list revealed the names of 13 priests who were transferred to the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston after being accused of committing sex abuse in other Catholic Dioceses. One of the accused clergy on the list, Rev. Felix Owino, taught at the Diocese's Wheeling Jesuit University and was deported to Africa after being convicted in 2010 in the neighboring state of Virginia for sexually abusing a girl. Reported incidents of sex abuse on this list go as far back as 1950. 11 of the clergy on the list who were accused of sex abuse while serving in the Diocese are deceased. On July 19, 2019, Pope Francis removed Bransfeld from public ministry in the Catholic church and barred him from residing in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, it was agreed that a new Bishop would be installed, Bransfeld must consult a settlement on how to make amends for his actions. On July 23, 2019, Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Mark Brennan was appointed Bishop and was installed on August 22, 2019. On 22 August 2019, Brennan was installed as Bishop, On August 21, 2019, the first sex abuse case against Bransfeld was settled.

On November 26, 2019, Bransfield was ordered by Brennan to pay more settlements, forfeit financial and personal benefits he obtained from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. In March 2019, the same month that the first sex abuse lawsuit was filed against Bransfield, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of the State of West Virginia against the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and Bransfield, alleging violations of West Virginia consumer protection laws; the complaint filed by the state alleges that the diocese advertised itself as a safe place for children while "knowingly employed pedophiles and failed to conduct adequate background checks" on workers in Catholic schools and camps. The lawsuit was groundbreaking because it named a diocese as a defendant, rather than individual priests, because it sought to make use of consumer-protection law to obtain discovery of church records. On August 21, 2019, the first sex abuse lawsuit against Bransfield was settled.

On 30 September 2019, it was revealed that a second sex abuse lawsuit had been filed against Bransfeld. It was revealed that both sex abuse lawsuits against Bransfeld "called out" the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston as well. In June 2019, after details of the report became public, West Virginia Attorney General Morrisey called for the report to be publicly released, the SNAP, the Survivors Network called for a law enforcement investigation. In October 2019, the Washington Post reported that police were investigating an allegation that Bransfield molested a 9-year-old girl during a September 2012 pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D. C. while on a trip led by Bransfield. The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston was subpoenaed for documents in connection with the investigation. Bransfield denied the allegation. On November 26, 2019, Bishop Brennan ordered Bransfield to pay restitution to the diocese in the amount of $792,638 and to issue an apology "for the severe emotional and spiritual harm his actions caused" to his victims and to the diocese.

Brennan revoked certain retirement benefits of Bransfield and barred him from being buried in the diocesan cemetery. The directive is believed to be a rare or unprecedented example of a bishop being ordered to pay restitution; the survivors' group SNAP criticized the measures as insufficient because they suggested "that Bransfield alone should make reparations". Richard Vincent Whelan John Joseph Kain, appointed Coadjutor Archbishop and Archbishop of Saint Louis Patrick James Donahue John Joseph Swint, appointed Archbishop in 1954 Joseph Howard Hodges Francis B. Schulte, appointed Archbishop of New Orleans Bernard William Schmitt Michael Joseph Bransfield Mark E. Brennan Thomas John McDonnell, died before he could succeed to see John Joseph Swint, appointed Bishop here James Edward Michaels, S. S. C. M. E. Bernard William Schmitt, appointed Bishop here There are seven vicariates in the Diocese: Wheeling Vicariate Parkersburg Vicariate Charleston Vicariate Beckley Vicariate Weston Vicariate Clarksburg Vicariate Martinsburg Vicariate There are 111 Parishes and 23 missions in the Diocese.

There are 2 missions in the Wheeling Vicariate. Cathedral of St. Joseph Parish, Wheeling Corpus Ch