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Seánie McGrath

Seánie McGrath is an Irish retired hurler who played as a left corner-forward for the Cork senior team. Born in Mayfield, Cork, McGrath first played competitive hurling during his schooling at Mayfield Community School, he arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Cork minor team, before joining the under-21 side. He made his senior debut during the 1997 championship. McGrath went on to win one All-Ireland medal, two Munster medals and one National Hurling League medal, he was an All-Ireland runner-up on one occasion. As a member of the Munster inter-provincial team McGrath won three Railway Cup medals. At club level he enjoyed a lengthy career with Glen Rovers. Throughout his inter-county career McGrath made 17 championship appearances for Cork, his retirement came following the conclusion of the 2003 championship. In retirement from playing McGrath became involved in team coaching, he is a selector with the Cork senior team, having earlier served with the Cork minor team.

On 2 March 1997, McGrath was at left wing-forward when University College Cork faced the Garda College in the final of the Fitzgibbon Cup. He collected a winners' medal in the 0-14 to 1-08 victory. McGrath lined out in a second Fitzgibbon Cup final on 1 March 1998, he top scored with 1-04 from left wing-forward in the 2-17 to 0-13 defeat of the Waterford Institute of Technology in the final. McGrath was named man of the match. McGrath began his club hurling career with Mayfield before joining the Glen Rovers club. On 12 November 1995, McGrath was at left wing-forward when Glen Rovers faced Ballincollig in the final of the Cork Under-21 Championship. McGrath top scorer with 1-05 in the 2-14 to 1-14 victory. By this stage McGrath had joined the Glen Rovers senior team, he made his first appearance for the team on 11 July 1993 in a 3-09 to 2-04 defeat by Na Piarsaigh. McGrath played his last senior championship game for the club in a 2-15 to 1-12 defeat by Newtownshandrum on 9 September 2007, he subsequently joined the Glen Rovers junior team and won a City Division Championship on 23 September 2008 after a 2-13 to 0-10 defeat of Douglas in the final.

McGrath top scored with 1-05 as well as being joint captain of the team. McGrath first played for Cork when he was selected for the minor team during the 1992 Munster Championship, he made his first appearance on 1 May and scored two points from left corner-forward in a 1-11 to 0-11 defeat by Tipperary. McGrath was eligible for the minor grade again in 1993, he was at right corner-forward on 4 July when Cork suffered a 1-22 to 1-09 defeat by Tipperary in the Munster final. On 27 July 1994, McGrath made his first appearance for the Cork under-21 team in a 3-13 to 2-10 defeat by Clare in the Munster Championship. After an unsuccessful season in 1995, McGrath was appointed captain of the team for the 1996 Munster Championship. On 24 July he captained Cork to a 3-16 to 2-07 defeat of Clare in the Munster final. McGrath was drafted onto the Cork senior team before the 1997 National League, he made his first appearance for the team on 9 March and scored two points in a 6-21 to 2-04 defeat of Westmeath.

McGrath made his championship debut on 8 June and scored five points from right corner-forward in a 1-19 to 0-18 defeat by Clare. On 17 May 1998, McGrath won a National Hurling League medal at right wing-forward following a 2-14 to 0-13 defeat of Waterford in the final. McGrath lined out in his first Munster final on 4 July 1999, he scored two points from right corner-forward in a 1-15 to 0-14 defeat of reigning champions Clare. On 11 September, McGrath was again at right corner-forward for the All-Ireland final against Kilkenny, he claimed a winners' medal following the 0-13 to 0-12 victory. McGrath was honoured with an All-Star award. On 3 July 2000, McGrath lined out in his second Munster final, he scored three points from right corner-forward and collected a second consecutive winners' medal following a 0-23 to 3-12 defeat of Tipperary. McGrath lined out in six of Cork's games during the 2002 National League, he was an unused substitute on 5 May when Cork suffered a 2-15 to 2-14 defeat by Kilkenny in the final.

On 29 November, McGrath and all 29 of his teammates withdrew their services from the county in the hope of better treatment from the county board. He played a low-key role during the strike before a settlement was agreed with the county board on 13 December. McGrath lined out in all seven of Cork's games during the 2003 National League but failed to secure a place on the starting fifteen for the championship, he won a third Munster Championship medal as a non-playing substitute on 29 June after a 3-16 to 3-12 defeat of Waterford in the final. On 14 September, McGrath was named on the bench when Cork faced Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final, he scored a point in the 1-14 to 1-11 defeat. It was his last game for Cork. McGrath was first picked for the Munster inter-provincial team in 1997, it was a successful campaign for the southern province, as a 0–14 to 0–10 defeat of fierce rivals Leinster gave McGrath his first Railway Cup medal. After back-to-back defeats over the next two years, success returned for Munster in 2000.

A narrow 3–15 to 2–15 defeat of Leinster secured a second Railway Cup medal for McGrath. Munster retained the title in 2001, with McGrath collecting a third Railway Cup medal following a 1–21 to 1–15 defeat of Connacht in what was his last appearance for the province. McGrath joined John Considine's minor management team as a selector for the 2010 Munster Championship, his two-year tenure with the team ended with early defeats by Tipperary. On 1 September 2011, McGrath was named as one of Jimmy Barry-Murphy's selec

John Nkemngong Nkengasong

John Ngosong Nkemngong Nkengasong is a Cameroonian playwright, novelist and scholar. He is referred to as a "radical visionary" of Anglophone Cameroon and an “ardent upholder of innovative creativity and crusader for the truth” as is demonstrated by his novels, short stories but most notably his plays. Nkengasong spent part of his early childhood in his native Lewoh, a polity within the larger Nweh tribe of the Lebialem Division of the Southwest Region of Cameroon; the countryside’s craggy and verdant scenery and its splendid culture are richly represented in his writing. In 1971 he enrolled in Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College Fontem. At that formative age, he became conscious of the centrality of literary creativity in human experience and he began writing poems some of which were published in the college magazine. After graduating from High School, he read English at the University of Yaounde, specializing in English Literature while taking elective courses in Theatre Arts. Between 1979 and 1982, the years of his undergraduate studies, he wrote poems some of which were published in The Mould, a journal of creative writing founded by Bole Butake and in The New Horizons, another journal of creative and critical writing founded by Tala Kashim Ibrahim.

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in English obtained in 1982, he registered in the second cycle of the Higher Teacher Training College, University of Yaounde, graduating in 1984 as a High School teacher. While he taught in High School, he pursued graduate studies, earning a “Maitrise” in 1985 and in 1993, a “Doctorat de Troisième Cycle” degree from the University of Yaounde, he was recruited as an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Yaounde 1 in 2000, in 2004 he obtained a PhD in English Literary Studies. The University offered him fertile grounds to explore his burgeoning creative talents, leading to the publication of several plays, prose works and essays which have sought for him national as well as international acclaim, he is Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Yaounde 1. Apart from his creative works, he has published extensively on African Literature and Culture and Postcolonial Literatures and Cameroonian Pidgin. A prolific author and critic, Nkengasong writes works which traverse disciplines.

His creative imagination is inspired by his native Nweh culture and the multicultural and political complexity of Cameroon defined by the country’s history and multiple colonial heritages. His works, notably his plays, are commendably innovative, postmodern and at times radically absurd in form and content, they focus on the interrelations of history and culture in Africa and are presented in style that “transcend the fluid demarcations of theoretical dogmas”. Black Caps and Red Feathers is his first major publication which gave signals to what would be considered as an enriching career; the play is “a remarkable two-act play that constitutes the author’s individual insight into the human condition”. It is notable for its absurdist structure and content as well as its experiments in surrealist techniques, his debut novel and best known work, Across the Mongolo, was published in 2004. Besides its rich cultural context, it is a subtle expression of the angst against the humiliation and subjugation of minority peoples in Africa who are the victims of colonial geopolitics.

He wrote poetry, published in a collection entitled, Letters to Marion published in 2009. The poetry is “built on humour and bestial imagery” and handles a wide range of issues including “Africa’s afflictions….the petty squabbles that have transformed contemporary Africa into a battlefield”. His writings have taken him to many parts of the world. Notably, he was a Writer-in-Residence in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, he has been guest writer at Corpus Christi College, New York University, Chicago Humanities Festival, Howard University, the National University of Singapore, the University of Augsburg, among others. In February 2018, he was awarded the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center fellowship in Italy, for academic writing. 2008 "Honorary Fellow in Writing" awarded by the University of Iowa 2013 "Eko Prize for Literature" 2016 "Knight of the Cameroon Order of Valour". God was African. Langaa RPCIG, 2015. Achakasara. NMI Education, 2011; the Widow’s Might.

Editions CLE, 2006. Across the Mongolo. Spectrum Books Limited, 2004. “Kakamba” in The Spirit Machine and other Stories. CCC Press, 20 A Madding Generation. Miraclaire Publishing, 2012. Njogobi Festival Miraclaire Publishing, 2011. Ancestral Earth. Langaa RPCIG, 2010; the Call of Blood. Langaa RPCIG, 2010. Black Caps and Red Feathers. Patron Publishing House, 2001. Letters to Marion Langaa RPCIG, 2009. "Ghost Towns" and other poems in Journal of New Poetry 4. The International Research Confederacy of African Literature and Culture, Lulu inc. 2007. “The Naked Muse: Echoes from a Writer’s Soul”. International Writing Program Archive of Resident’s Work, 17 October 2008 Writers Gallery – Crossing borders. Http://www.transculturalwriting.com/radiophonics/contents/writers/index.html Chicago Humanities Festival. Http://chicagohumanities.org/profile/bio.aspx?userid=c8ea79f4-c0d34bb0-8b16-d62131ed7c76 The Writing University Podcast. Https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/the-writing-university-podcast/id413518788?mt+10 African Books Collective http://www.africanbookscollective.com/authors-editors/john-nkemngong-nkengasong Wikipedia.

Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literature_of_Cameroon IWP 2008 resident participants. Https://iwp.uiowa.edu/residency/participants-by-year/2008%20Resident

Kiladi Ranga

Kiladi Ranga is a 1966 Indian Kannada film, directed by G. V. Iyer and produced by B. S. Ranga; the film stars Jayanthi, M. P. Shankar and Narasimharaju in the lead roles; the film has musical score by G. K. Venkatesh; the movie is based on the novel The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope, later adapted in Hindi as Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in 2015. Rajkumar Jayanthi M. P. Shankar Narasimharaju B. Jayashree B. V. Radha Raghavendra Rao Dinesh Bangalore Nagesh The music was composed by G. K. Venkatesh. Kiladi Ranga on IMDb

Heerhugowaard railway station

Heerhugowaard railway station serves the towns of Heerhugowaard and Broek op Langedijk, Netherlands. The station opened on 20 December 1865 and is located on the Den Helder–Amsterdam railway and Heerhugowaard–Hoorn railway; the train services are operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen. The station was known as Heerhugowaard-Broek op Langedijk between 1948 and 1976; the station has a station building. The previous station buildings were used between 1862 and 1967, when it was demolished, a building from 1967 to 1989 and is now being used as a snackbar; the station is served by the following service: 2x per hour Intercity services Schagen - Alkmaar - Amsterdam - Utrecht - Eindhoven - Maastricht 2x per hour Intercity services Den Helder - Alkmaar - Amsterdam - Utrecht - Arnhem - Nijmegen 2x per hour Local services Hoorn - Alkmaar - Uitgeest - Haarlem - Amsterdam The following bus services are operated by Connexxion and call at the station. 6 - Bergen - Alkmaar - Heerhugowaard Station - Heerhugowaard Reigersdaal 150 - Alkmaar - Heerhugowaard - Nieuwe Niedorp - Schagen Media related to Station Heerhugowaard at Wikimedia Commons NS website Dutch public transport travel planner

Sanborn's squirrel

Sanborn's squirrel is or was a little known tree squirrel described in 1944 from the skin and skeleton of a single female specimen collected in Peru in 1941. Subsequently over the proceeding years only a handful of either specimens were collected, or observations were recorded, in the regions of Madre de Dios and northern Puno in Peru, Pando department in Bolivia; the 2019 IUCN assessment describes it as endemic to Peru. In 2015 this taxon was synonymised with Notosciurus pucheranii ssp. boliviensis. Its habitat is tropical dry broadleaf forests at elevations up to 570 m, it is considered rare and vulnerable to deforestation, but its population trend is not established