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William Regal

Darren Kenneth Matthews is an English professional wrestling trainer and retired professional wrestler. He is signed to WWE, as the General Manager of NXT under the ring name William Regal. WWE additionally refers to him as their Director of Talent Development and Head of Global Recruiting. Matthews is known for his time in World Championship Wrestling under the ring name Steven Regal. Having started his career on a rare surviving carnival booth in Britain, he moved on to wrestle for national-level promotions on the British wrestling circuit and on British television, he progressed to touring around the world in countries such as Germany and South Africa before being called up to WCW in 1993. In 2000, Matthews joined the World Wrestling Federation. More he has been general manager of Raw, the 2008 King of the Ring and the official match coordinator for NXT Redemption in 2011, he is respected amongst his peers and fans and has achieved considerable championship success in professional wrestling, although he has never been a world champion.

Throughout his career, he has won several titles, including four in WCW and fifteen in WWE. He has overcome multiple drug problems as well as a major heart defect during his career. Darren Kenneth Matthews was born on 10 May 1968 in Staffordshire. Matthews made his ring debut wrestling for promoter Bobby Barron at his wrestling challenge booth at the Horseshoe Showbar at Blackpool Pleasure Beach at the age of 15. In time, he graduated to be a shooter at the booth, using brutal submission holds to defend prize money against challenges from members of the public. By this time, he wrestled professionally all over Britain for All Star Wrestling where he teamed with Robbie Brookside as The Golden Boys tag team. Both Regal and Brookside appeared in several televised matches during the final years of ITV's coverage of British wrestling. Matthews went on to tour worldwide, including South Africa. In 1991 he received a tryout match with the World Wrestling Federation. Matthews relayed that through Lord Alfred Hayes, WWF has become interested in seeing the young wrestler and offered him an opportunity at the WWF UK Rampage Show on 24 April 1991.

Wrestling in a dark match, he appeared as Steve Regal and teamed with Dave Taylor and Tony St. Clair to defeat Drew McDonald, Chic Cullen, & Johnny South; that year he received a second booking and wrestled Brian Maxine at the Battle Royal at Albert Hall in London, England on 3 October 1991. Two months Matthews was again wrestling on the UK swing of a major American promotion, although this time it was World Championship Wrestling. Appearing as Steve Regal, he wrestled six matches on WCW's tour of the United Kingdom and faced Terrance Taylor, Jimmy Garvin, Giant Haystacks, Oz. During this early period, he was billed as Steve Regal, a name he saw in an American wrestling magazine. There were two exceptions to this; the other was a brief stint for Joint Promotions in 1986 where he wrestled his first two televised matches under the name Roy Regal. Otherwise he stuck with the name Steve Regal up until shortly after his arrival in World Championship Wrestling. In the fall of 1992 Matthews reached out to Bill Watts on a position in World Championship Wrestling.

Watts offered him a contract. Appearing still as Steve Regal, beginning as a fan favourite character. Regal made his televised debut on 30 January 1993 episode of Saturday Night and defeated enhancement talent Bob Cook in his in-ring debut on the following week's Saturday Night. Shortly after his debut, Regal entered a tournament for the vacant WCW World Television Championship in which he defeated The Barbarian in the first round before losing to Johnny B. Badd in the quarterfinals, he became the villain "Lord Steven Regal" on 12 June episode of Saturday Night, claiming descent from William the Conqueror and Sir William began serving as his manager. At times arrogantly charming in this persona, one of his memorable statements to a post-match interviewer was: "Do you know what my New Year's resolution is going to be? To wake up a half an hour earlier so I can hate you more", his first major win after the character change was against Marcus Alexander Bagwell on 16 June Clash of the Champions XXIII.

Regal was scheduled to face Bagwell's partner 2 Cold Scorpio on 18 August Clash of the Champions XXIV, but he was replaced by Bobby Eaton. Regal himself substituted for the injured Brian Pillman to team with Steve Austin in a WCW World Tag Team Championship defence against Arn Anderson and Paul Roma. Regal won the World Television Championship by defeating Ricky Steamboat at the inaugural Fall Brawl pay-per-view on 18 September with the help of Sir William. Regal enjoyed a lengthy title reign as he retained the title against a flurry of challengers, beginning with his first televised title defence against Arn Anderson on 9 October episode of Saturday Night which ended in a fifteen-minute time limit draw, he defended the title against fellow Brit Davey Boy Smith, whom he faced to a fifteen-minute time limit draw at Halloween Havoc. Regal successfully retained the title against Johnny B. Badd on 10 November Clash of the Champions XXV and retained the title against Steamboat at Starrcade and Dustin Rhodes on 27 January 1994 Clash of the Champions XXVI, with both matches ending in time limit draws.

Regal continued his successful title defences in 1994 by beating A

Raley, Alberta

Raley, Alberta is an unincorporated community in Cardston County, Canada. The population of Raley was 5 in 1966; the community is located about 4 km north of Highway 3, about 15 km east of the Town of Cardston. Raley is named after C. Raley, of Lethbridge; the Alberta Pacific Elevator at Raley was built as a 35,000 bushel elevator and is the oldest standing elevator in Alberta constructed shortly after the St. Mary Railway line was constructed in 1900 from Stirling to Cardston and finished in 1902; the post office opened in 1910. The elevator was built in 1905 by the Alberta Pacific Elevator Co. Ltd. A permanent cribbed annex was added to the elevator in 1940. In 1967 the elevator became part of the Federal Line of elevators. In 1972 the elevator was taken over by the Alberta Wheat Pool but was closed shortly afterwards and taken over by the Hutterite colony at Raley; this elevator has high architectural significance as it is an excellent and the only unaltered example of an Alberta Pacific Elevator Co. 35,000 bushel capacity elevator.

The Alberta Pacific elevator at Raley was the first of a number of elevators operating by 1911. It is the only one that has survived because it is now in private hands. By 1911 there were two other elevators at Raley, one was a 30,000 bushel elevator built by A. G. Robertson and the other a 15,000 bushel elevator operated by Sunny Belt Grain Elevator Co. Ltd; this was upgraded to a 30,000 bushel house in 1917. In 1924 the Raley Hutterite colony took over the A. G. Robertson elevator and in 1940 the Alberta Pacific Grain Co. took over the Sunny belt elevator, by this time owned by the N. Bawlf Grain Co, it was operated in conjunction with the original elevator. Both elevators went to the Alberta Wheat Pool in 1972. There was a fourth elevator at Raley, an Alberta Pool Elevator 40,000 bushel house built in 1929; this elevator disappears from the records by the late 1930s. The Sunny belt and A.g. Robertson elevators were demolished sometime after 1972. List of communities in Alberta Ghost Towns Canada.

Photo Gallery Of Canadian Ghost Towns. Online. August 18. 2008

Lukas Reimann

Lukas Reimann is a conservative Swiss politician. Reimann is a member of a National Council, he resides in Wil in the Canton St. Gallen. In 2004, at the age of 21 years, he was elected to the Council of States for the Canton of St. Gallen. At the 2007 federal elections, he was elected to the National Council, at the age of 25, he was at the time the youngest MP in the federal parliament. A fluent speaker of English, Reimann stood out early for fighting for a citizen's initiative with the aim to prohibit minarets in Switzerland. Reimann himself rates his own positions as radical-libertarian. Raimann became the president of the Campaign for an Independent and Neutral Switzerland in April 2014, after the last president, Pirmin Schwander stepped down for health reasons. In 2016, Reimann submitted a motion that would have withdrawn Switzerland's application for EU membership, suspended in 1992. In March 2016, the National Council voted to withdraw the application; the motion was passed by the Council of States and by the Federal Council in June.

Official website Official webblog Newspaper Portrait Biography of Lukas Reimann on the website of the Swiss Parliament. Biography on the website of Cantonal Parliament of St. Gallen

Ronald Sugden

Ronald Scott Sugden was an English first-class cricketer and Royal Air Force officer. Sugden served in the Royal Navy during the First World War, transferring in 1916 to the Royal Naval Air Service. With the merger of the Royal Naval Air Service into the newly formed Royal Air Force in April 1918, he was transferred to the newly founded service, he won the Air Force Cross in the latter stages of the war, played first-class cricket for the Royal Air Force cricket team. He served during the Second World War and following his retirement he served as the High Sheriff of Glamorgan in 1957. Sugden served in the Royal Navy during the First World War, holding the rank of sub-lieutenant in September 1916. By December 1916, he was serving in the Royal Naval Air Service as a flight lieutenant. Holding the rank of captain by December 1918, Sugden was awarded the Air Force Cross in the 1919 New Year Honours, he was demobilised in September 1920, at which point he was serving with the Royal Air Force as a flight lieutenant.

He was restored to service in July 1921. He made his debut in first-class cricket for the Royal Air Force cricket team against the Royal Navy at Chatham in 1929, he made a second first-class appearance in 1930 against the Army at The Oval. He held the rank of wing commander prior to the start of the Second World War, during which he was promoted to the rank of group captain in March 1940, he was mentioned in dispatches in January 1945. He was made a CBE in the 1945 Birthday Honours, he retired from active service in June 1946. He was nominated for the ceremonial role of High Sheriff of Glamorgan in 1955, though it went to Charles Reginald Wheeler, he was again unsuccessful. He was nominated in November 1956, serving as High Sheriff of Glamorgan for 1957, he died in March 1971 at Glamorgan. Ronald Sugden at ESPNcricinfo

Berneval-le-Grand

Berneval-le-Grand is a former commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Petit-Caux. A farming village in the Pays de Caux, situated on the cliff-lined coast of the English Channel some 5 miles northeast of Dieppe, at the junction of the D54 and D113 roads. On the morning of 19 August 1942, the beach at Berneval was one of the landing locations of the Anglo-Canadian raid on Dieppe. No. 3 Commando landed on "Yellow 1", the beach of Petit Berneval, but got stuck at the top of the cliffs, unable to fulfil their mission. Most were killed or captured, only one managed to escape by swimming back to the boats; those who landed on "Yellow 2", at the Fond de Belleville, crossed the fields and attacked the gun emplacements, preventing the German gunners aiming at the beaches of Dieppe where the bulk of the landings took place. They all were able to return to Newhaven; the church of Notre-Dame, rebuilt, as was most of the village, after the Second World War.

The original church, dating back to the 13th century, was destroyed on 3 June 1944 by Allied bombers. After his release from Reading Prison, Oscar Wilde stayed in Berneval in June 1897, he was accompanied by his friend and future literary executor, the Canadian journalist, art critic and art dealer Robert Ross. Most of his former friends abandoned him, he found Wilde a broken man, still a prisoner in his soul despite his freedom. In Berneval, Wilde wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Edward Vincent Loustalot, regarded as the first American soldier killed by the Germans in the Second World War, died here on 19 August 1942. During the 1970s, a large part of Walerian Borowczyk's film, Les Contes immoraux, was made in Berneval in the Grand Hôtel, Avenue du Capitaine-Porthéous. Auguste Renoir and Hippolyte Camille Delpy, among others, painted landscapes in Berneval-le-Grand. Communes of the Seine-Maritime department INSEE Berneval-le-Grand on the Quid website

Lobster sauce

Lobster sauce is a type of sauce used in American-Chinese and Canadian-Chinese cuisine. It is sometimes found in Polynesian-influenced Chinese food, it is a type of "white sauce" within Chinese cooking, meaning that it is of a mild flavour, based on meat stock, as opposed to soy sauce. The sauce itself does not contain any lobster, may vary in preparation method from place to place or restaurant to restaurant, it can contain chicken broth, ginger, green onions, fermented black beans, eggs, is thickened with starch. Some recipes incorporate soy sauce; the colour varies from being pale white to brown, or to a yellow, depending on the quantity of soy sauce used and how the eggs are incorporated into the sauce. Lobster sauce in most of New England, where it is a thicker, brown sauce, is the exception. "Lobster sauce" was invented in North America by Chinese restaurateurs inspired by a method of preparing lobster in Cantonese cuisine where ginger, green onions, soy sauce were used as stir-fry seasoning.

The seasoning mixture was made into a sauce, used in cooking lobster. Due to the cost of serving lobster for restaurateurs and their customers, shrimp was substituted in the recipe resulting in a dish known as "Shrimp with Lobster Sauce"