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Wonder Mike

Wonder Mike is an American old school rapper and former member of the Sugarhill Gang. The group was part of the African American hip hop movement in the 1980s. Wonder Mike is best known for being a member of The Sugarhill Gang, the first hip hop act to produce a record, "Rapper's Delight" in 1979, he is known for his large stature. Wright is a born-again Christian who enjoys painting, reading the Bible and writing poetry, he has suffered from asthma at times. On January 29, 2014, Wright's daughter Carmen Delgina auditioned for the American televised singing competition American Idol; as of 2019, Wright and other members of the Sugarhill Gang continue to perform in'80s nostalgia shows

Gay and Lesbian Organization of Witwatersrand

The Gay and Lesbian Organization of Witwatersrand was a non-governmental organization in South Africa that focused on gay and lesbian community issues. On 9 April 1988, black lesbian and gay activists united to form the township-based GLOW in Johannesburg. GLOW's membership consisted of Black Africans, uncharacteristic of other gay and bisexual groups in South Africa at the time. In particular, they were black, working-class youth from the townships Soweto and KwaThema. GLOW was formed to fill the void of political anti-apartheid GLB organizing in South Africa and in response to the implicit racism of prominent national organizations like the Gay Association of South Africa. In Sex and Politics in South Africa, Neville Hoad explains, “GLOW insisted that liberation from homophobia could not be separated from the broader struggle for liberation in South Africa.”Simon Tseko Nkoli, Beverley Palesa Ditsie and Linda Ngcobo were the founding members of the organization. Nkoli was the first elected leader of the organization.

Nkoli, a well-known activist with the African National Congress, lead the organization's initiatives to ensure gay and lesbian representation throughout the 1989 thrust for democracy and liberation. On 23 November 2017, the offices of the Equality and Disability units at Stellenbosch University were named for GLOW founder Simon Tseko Nkoli. In 1999, the tenth anniversary of the Pride Parade started by GLOW was held in honor of Simon Tseko Nkoli who died of AIDs the year before. There were 20,000 people in attendance. GLOW grew to have chapters in Hillbrow, KwaThema, Berea and Yeoville. In their manifesto, GLOW aligned themselves with the work of the African National Congress, ushering in a new political process in a way that GLB groups in South Africa had refused to do. At the same time, GLOW members refused to allow GLB issues to take a backseat to democracy and anti-apartheid processes, they championed “Gay rights are human rights”. Although members of GLOW collaborated with the ANC, the organization was never affiliated with it or any other political party.

This autonomy enabled them to challenge and hold all parties accountable for proposing comprehensive GLB reforms and initiatives. For instance, in a 1992 newsletter, GLOW stated its manifesto, calling on all political organizations to stand in solidarity since the GLB fight for freedom could not be separated from the freedom for all South Africans."The manifesto calls upon ‘All South Africans who are Committed to a Non-Racist, Non-Sexist, Non-Discriminatory Democratic Future’ to: UNITE in the fight for the basic human rights of all south Africans, including lesbians and gay men. MOBILIZE against discrimination. ASSERT the role of lesbians and gay men in the current process of political change. CONFRONT South Africa with the presence of its lesbian and gay community. DISPEL myths nurtured by years of discrimination and stereotyping." The GLOW newsletter was a regular and professional publication begun in 1992 by GLOW to circulate news on black gay political issues and life to membership and other gay communities across the country.

Its publication has ceased. GLOW has hosted the annual Lesbian and Gay Pride March in Johannesburg since 1990, an opportunity to safely display GLB culture in public on a large scale, it was the first pride parade in South Africa. It was the first pride march on the African continent. Participants had the option to cover their faces with brown paper bags for fear of persecution and the parade was planned to conclude with a kiss-in, it began with 1,000 marchers on 10 October 1990 and by the next year, participation doubled to 2,000 marchers. The march takes place every October on the second Saturday and begins at the University of Witwatersrand. Divisions across race, gender and sexual orientation continue to plague GLB organizing. Most of the marchers have been white men. However, the presence of black and coloured men and women is increasing and the continued growth of the pride march to 25,000 people in 2001 and around 20,000 in 2018 is indicative of an more inclusive gay identity in South Africa.

Lisa Underwood in The Drag Queen Anthology explains that “the march is unique in South Africa, in that it is angry and carnivalesque.” At a time when many of the GLB organizations in South Africa were predominantly male and centered on the issues of men, the Lesbian Forum of GLOW was conceived of as a safe place for women and femme-identified members. One of the major challenges of the forum was the division between participants who needed social support and those who were committed to the imperative political issues; because there were no other spaces like this one for young black lesbians to receive support, members had no choice but to attempt to address social issues, such as mental health and social isolation, sometimes to the neglect of expressly political concerns. The Lesbian Forum published their own newsletter separate from the GLOW newsletter and it was titled “Wet Velvet” which featured a herstory of lesbian activism in this region of South Africa; this annual drag show was organized by founding GLOW member Linda Ngcobo.

It was a major event for the gay community of the townships across South Africa, attracting hundreds of people annually. The Miss GLOW Competitions, begun in the KwaThema township as the Miss KwaThema GLOW Drag Competition, were symbolic of the new openness of gay liberation in South Africa leading up to the first Pride March; the individual chapters of GLOW would hold their own competitions and the winner of each would go on to compete in the national Miss GLOW finals. The first Miss GLOW competition was held in Soweto in 1988; the Annual Miss GLOW competition was linked to the Annual

Huli District

Huli is one of the administrative districts of the city of Xiamen, People's Republic of China. Huli District occupies the northern half of Xiamen Island, with 3 sides facing the narrow ocean straits that separate Xiamen Island from China's mainland.. Huli is the heart of Xiamen Special Economic Zone, it was founded as district in November 1987. Huli District administers Jiangtou, Jingshan and Dianqian, it covers land area of 61.41 square kilometres, 46.33% of the entire island. The coastline is 24 kilometres. Huli District is the centre for commerce, education, sports and culture. Subdistricts: Jinshan Subdistrict, Huli Subdistrict, Dianqian Subdistrict, Heshan Subdistrict, Jiangtou Subdistrict Huli District’s GDP in 2002, was 3.561 billion yuan. The total economic value was 7.127 billion yuan. The Per capita net income of the residents was 8250 yuan. By 2002 year end, the total population of Huli District was 127 200; this made up of 44 400 households. The total population of urban residents is 101 900.

By the start of 2006, local residents were up to 440,000 including 320,000 from other places. This equal to 72.73% of entire population. Huli District has modern and developed infrastructure such as the Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, Gaoqi Railway Station, municipal road network, regional road network, city communication network and water, electricity and sewage disposal system; the northern coast of Huli District boast a deep water port. Official website of Huli District Government Guide to Xiamen


Mevagissey is a village, fishing port and civil parish in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The village is situated five miles south of St Austell; the parish population at the 2011 census was 2,015, whereas the ward population at the same census was 4,354. The village faces east to Mevagissey Bay; the inner and outer harbours are busy with a mixture of working fishing boats. It is the second biggest fishing port in Cornwall. Mevagissey village centre consists of narrow streets with many places to eat and shops aimed at the tourist trade; the outer areas are built on the steep slopes of the surrounding hillsides and are residential. The first recorded mention of Mevagissey dates from 1313, although there is evidence of settlement dating back to the Bronze Age; the old name of the parish was Lamorrick, it was part of the episcopal manor of Tregear. The church was dedicated to Saints Meva and Ida in 1259 by Bishop Bronescombe and in 1329 Sir Otho Bodrugan appropriated it to Glasney College; the Norman church was cruciform and some Norman work remains but the church was more or less rebuilt in the 15th century.

In the Commonwealth period the tower became ruinous and the bells were taken down and sold to a Quaker of St Austell. According to tradition there has been a church on the same site since about 500 AD. Meva may well be the same as St Mewan and Issey is the patron saint of St Issey. Mevagissey is home to three holy wells; the Brass Well and Lady's Well are both situated in the manor of Treleaven, the third is within the gardens of Mevagissey House, the old vicarage. Towards the end of the 17th century, Porthhilly merged with the hamlet of Lamoreck to make the new village, it was re-named "Meva hag Ysi", after two saints. There is no evidence for why this new name was adopted but it may have been due to the Church replacing a Cornish name with a Christian one; the modern Cornish name is Lannvorek, after the old parish name. At this time the main sources of income for the village were pilchard fishing and smuggling and the village had at least ten inns, of which the Fountain and the Ship still remain.

Andrew Pears, the founder of Pears' Soap was born in the village in 1768 and set up a barber's shop here until he moved to London in 1789. The harbour is built on the site of a medieval quay; the first Act of Parliament allowing the new port to be built was passed in 1774. The inner harbour, consisting of the current East and West Quays, was constructed from this time. An outer harbour was added in 1888, but damaged in a blizzard in 1891; the outer walls were rebuilt by 1897. The harbour was given charitable trust status in 1988; the Royal National Lifeboat Institution stationed a lifeboat at Portmellon in 1869, but in 1888 moved it to Mevagissey. It was kept afloat in the harbour for a few years but in 1896 was moved into a purpose-built concrete boat house; the following year the James Chisholm, was installed. This operated until 1930; the neighbouring station at Fowey had been equipped with a motor lifeboat and this could cover the coast around Mevagissey. The old boat house has since been used as an aquarium.

Mevagissey lighthouse was built in 1896 to mark the south breakwater that protects the small harbour. In 1880 there were around sixty fishing-boats engaged in the mackerel fishery, herring and pilchards were important fisheries. Pilchards were imported from Plymouth for curing at the Cornish Sardine Factory and the imported salt was used for adding to butter at the same factory. Barley, grown nearby, was exported to Campbeltown, Scotland. There are 63 registered fishing vessels in the harbour worked by 69 fishermen; the harbour offers tourist fishing trips and there is a regular summer passenger ferry to Fowey. The Heligan estate is located on the steep slopes above Mevagissey, albeit in the adjoining civil parish of St Ewe; the long term home of the Tremayne family, the estate is now best known as the location of the Lost Gardens of Heligan, a restored Victorian garden. Each year at the end of June, Mevagissey celebrates Feast Week, a week of family fun and floral dances through the streets. At the end of the week there is a fireworks display.

Mevagissey is within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which along with National Parks, are considered to be the most special landscapes in the country and belong to an international family of protected areas. It is a designation aimed at enhancing the natural beauty of the area. In May 2019 the sole partner at the Mevagissey GP surgery announced that she was handing back the contract, villagers faced a trip to St Austell to see a doctor. A park in Mevagissey is popularly named Hitler's Walk by locals. Local folklore attributes this naming to the 1930s use of the park by a local councillor, perceived to have displayed petty authoritarian tendencies; the park was the subject of controversy and national news headlines in September 2005 when signs bearing the name were removed after complaints to Restormel Borough Council, again in January 2015 after the Mevagissey Parish Council decided to reinstate them. Harvey Kurzfield of Kehillat Kernow described the decision to restore the signage as "outrageous and unfeeling" and urged Jewish people to boycott the village.

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Father and Son (song)

"Father and Son" is a popular song written and performed by English singer-songwriter Cat Stevens on his 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman. The song frames a heartbreaking exchange between a father not understanding a son's desire to break away and shape a new life, the son who cannot explain himself but knows that it is time for him to seek his own destiny. Stevens sings in a deeper register for the father's lines, while using a higher one for those of the son. Additionally, there are backing vocals provided by Stevens' guitarist and friend Alun Davies beginning mid-song, singing an unusual chorus of simple refrains. Cat Stevens wrote "Father and Son" as part of a proposed musical project starring Nigel Hawthorne, called Revolussia, set during the Russian Revolution, could have become a film; the musical project faded away when Stevens contracted tuberculosis in 1969. He was close to death at the time of his admittance to the King Edward VII Hospital in Midhurst, West Sussex. After a year-long period of convalescence in the hospital and a collapsed lung, the project was shelved, but "Father and Son" remained, now in a broader context that reflected not just the societal conflict of Stevens' time, but captured the impulses of older and younger generations in general.

"Father and Son" received substantial airplay on progressive rock and album-oriented rock radio formats, played a key role in establishing Stevens as a new voice worthy of attention. In 1970 it was only put on the B-side of Stevens' single "Moon Shadow". Interviewed soon after the release of "Father and Son", Stevens was asked if the song was autobiographical. Responding to the interviewer from Disc, he said, "I've never understood my father, but he always let me do whatever I wanted—he let me go.'Father And Son' is for those people who can't break loose."Speaking to Rolling Stone, Stevens has said he is aware that "Father And Son" and several other songs mean a great deal to a large number of fans. "Some people think that I was taking the son's side," its composer explained. "But how could I have sung the father's side if I couldn't have understood it, too? I was listening to that song and I heard one line and realized that, my father's father's father's father's father's father's father's father speaking."

By 2007, Stevens recorded the song again in "Yusuf's Cafe Sessions" of 2007 on DVD again with Alun Davies, a small band playing acoustic instruments. The performance was presented in a video with two close camera shots of his wife and daughter, holding his infant grandchild. A version of the song was released in 1972 sung by Sandie Shaw, it became her twenty-ninth and final single on the Pye Records label, which had given her a successful string of hits in the 1960s, making her the most successful British female singer of that decade. On the 1974 album Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me, Johnny Cash released a changed version of the song with his stepdaughter, Rosie Nix Adams, with the title "Father and Daughter", with new lyrics. Irish actor Colm Wilkinson released a CD, Some of My Best Friends Are Songs on EMI Records with a cover of "Father and Son" being performed as a duet, performed with his son, Aron. In 1995, Francis Dunnery covered the song on the album Tall Blonde Helicopter. In 2001, punk band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes released their version on a 7" single entitled Stevens.

Indonesian Heavy Metal band Power Slaves covered the song for their self-titled album in 2001. 2003 saw Johnny Cash revisit the original song with Fiona Apple accompanying during the'son' verses on disc 3 of the "Unearthed" boxed set. A version by Leigh Nash was released in 2004 on the Everwood original soundtrack album. In 2006, Rod Stewart included his take on "Father and Son" on his "rock standards" album Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of our Time. In 2007, The Enemy covered the song for the album Radio 1 Established 1967. In 2008 and 2009, the cast of the serie Casi Ángeles recorded the song on his serie and concerts. In 2010, Rocky Votolato included an iTunes-exclusive cover of the song on "True Devotion". In 2010, Zac Brown Band included "Father And Son" as a bonus track on "You Get What You Give". An Elizabeth Gillies version of the song was released in 2012; the American rock band The Flaming Lips released a song titled "Fight Test" on its 2002 album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.

"Fight Test" was thought to be so musically similar to "Father and Son" that it resulted in a lawsuit. Sony/ATV Music Publishing, representing Yusuf Islam, EMI Music Publishing, representing the Flaming Lips, agreed to divide the royalties for "Fight Test" between the two parties following a uncontentious settlement; the Flaming Lips' frontman, Wayne Coyne, claims that he was unaware of the songs' similarities until producer Dave Fridmann pointed them out. In an interview with The Guardian, frontman Wayne Coyne stated: I want to go on record for the first time and say that I apologise for the whole thing. I love Cat Stevens. I respect him as a great singer-songwriter, and now he wants his money. There was a time during the recording when we said, this has a similarity to "Father And Son". We purposefully changed those bits, but I do regret not asking their opinion. Maybe we could have gone 50-50; as it is, Cat Stevens is now getting 75 percent of royalties from "Fight Test", We could have changed the melody but we didn't.

I am sorry that Cat Stevens thinks I'm purposefully plagiarising his work. I am ashamed. There is a fine line between being inspired

Marg Cutcliffe

Margaret "Marg" Cutcliffe is a Canadian curler from Fall River, Nova Scotia. Cutcliffe is a three-time provincial women's champion, winning the Nova Scotia Scotties Tournament of Hearts in 1985, 1987 and 2017, her wins in 1985 and 1987 were playing third for Virginia Jackson and in the 2017 Scotties, she played third for Mary Mattatall. These three wins earned those teams the right to represent Nova Scotia at their respective national championships, the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. At the 1985 Scott Tournament of Hearts, the Jackson-led Nova Scotia rink finished the round robin with an 8-3 record, only to lose in the semifinal. At the 1987 Scott Tournament of Hearts, the team was less successful, finishing with a 3-8 record, in 11th place. In Mixed curling, Cutcliffe has won three provincial mixed titles, in 1986, 1990 and 2004 playing third for Don Lowdon, Dave Jones and lead for Steve Ogden, respectively; these teams would represent Nova Scotia at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship those years.

She finished 6-5 in 7-4 in 1990 and 6-5 at the 2004 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship. In Senior play, she has won five Nova Scotia provincial titles, in 2006 and 2007 (playing third and throwing skip rocks for Penny LaRocque in 2017 and 2018 playing third for Mary Mattatall and 2019 playing third for Nancy McConnery. At the 2006 Canadian Senior Curling Championships, her team went 8-3, losing in the semi-final, while at the 2007 Canadian Senior Curling Championships, her team went 8-3, losing in a tie-breaker. In 2017, Team Mattatall, in Fredericton, New Brunswick, finished fifth with 5-4 record. In 2018, at the Canadian Seniors in Stratford, Team Mattatall went 9-1 through the round robin, but lost the final to Saskatchewan's Sherry Anderson in an extra end. In 2019, in Chilliwack, BC, Team McConnery finished 6-4, tied for fourth. In Masters play, Marg skipped the Nova Scotia team at the 2016 Canadian Masters Curling Championships in Kentville, NS, leading her province all the way to the final, where she lost to Saskatchewan's Merle Kopach.

In 2018, she joined forces with Colleen Pinkney to take the Nova Scotia Masters title. The team came up short in the 1-4 game; the team went on to win the bronze medal. Marg was voted Nova Scotia Female Athlete of the Year in 2007 and again in 2017 by the Nova Scotia Curling Association, she was nominated for the Support4Sports Female Team Athlete of the Year in 2017. On the World Curling Tour, Cutcliffe has won two events as a member of the Mattatall rink, the 2015 Lady Monctonian Invitational Spiel. and the 2019 New Scotland Clothing Ladies Cashspiel. Cutcliffe is the Director of Pharmacy at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, she is the mother of three. She attended Dalhousie University. Marg Cutcliffe on the World Curling Tour database Marg Cutcliffe on the CurlingZone database